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Too much sun. Hair too dry: L’Oreal adds Paris to digital beauty start-up cities

PARIS (Reuters) – L‘Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company wants to see more beauty tech like sensory hair brushes that tell you how to care for your hair, and skin patches that let you know how much sun you are getting. Founder of French broadband Internet provider Iliad Xavier Niel and Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of cosmetics company L’Oreal, pose after a news conference at the startup incubator “Station F” in Paris, France, October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer So it said on Friday it was launching aRead More

Motor racing: Gasly’s U.S. Grand Prix absence proves in vain

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Bad weather in Japan dashed French driver Pierre Gasly’s hopes of winning the Japanese Super Formula title instead of competing at this weekend’s U.S. Formula One Grand Prix. Formula One F1 – Malaysia Grand Prix 2017 – Practice – Sepang, Malaysia – September 29, 2017. Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly looks on. REUTERS/Edgar Su A typhoon set to hit the Suzuka circuit on Sunday forced the cancellation of both races, leaving Gasly half a point behind new champion Hiroaki Ishiura. Gasly’s absence from Austin has paved theRead More

Egyptian officials say 54 police killed in Egypt attack

CAIRO — At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout outside of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday. It was one of the largest losses of life for Egyptian security forces since militants began targeting government forces after the 2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, whose one-year rule proved divisive. The officials said the exchange of fire began late Friday in the al-Wahat al-Bahriya area in Giza governorate, about 135 kilometres (84 miles) fromRead More

Drivers sound alarm over stretch of highway

Drivers on the North Island say a section of the Inland Island Highway that was repaired last month is just as rough and unsafe as before. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

U.S. House members ask EPA not to lower biofuels requirements

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A group of 22 members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked the Environmental Protection Agency in a letter on Thursday not to lower some requirements for mixing biofuels into the country’s fuel supply, but also not to let ethanol exports qualify for renewable fuel credits, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Reuters. The members of Congress are part of a bipartisan voting bloc dedicated to supporting the biofuels industry called the House Biofuels Caucus. They represent districts in states such as IowaRead More

B.C. mayor: Workers were doing maintenance when killed at B.C. arena

FERNIE, B.C. — The mayor of a small city in southeastern British Columbia says three workers were doing routine maintenance at the ice rink when they were killed by a suspected ammonia leak. Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano has not identified the dead, but says two of them were local residents. The third was an out-of-town contractor for the company handling maintenance on the ice-making equipment at the Fernie Memorial Arena. A state of emergency remains in effect in Fernie after the leak, which happened just after noon on Tuesday. GiulianoRead More

Student petition calls for tuition refund during college strike

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:00PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:23PM EDT Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for tuition to be refunded to students impacted by a teachers’ strike at Ontario colleges. More than 12,000 staff at 12 Ontario colleges, including professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians, walked off the job Monday after contract talks broke off between the Ontario Public Services Employees Union and the College Employer Council, which is responsible for bargaining on behalf of colleges. That means more than 500,000Read More

Back-to-back homicides not believed to be random attacks: Vancouver police

VANCOUVER — Police in Vancouver are investigating two separate homicides that occurred within a 24-hour span. A news release from Vancouver police says paramedics called officers to an apartment in the city’s east end Friday afternoon. Const. Jason Doucette says they found a deceased woman and some uninjured people, but it appears the suspect fled before emergency crews arrived. The woman has not been identified and police have not released her cause of death, but Doucette says investigators do not believe it was a random incident. Police are also lookingRead More

Vimy bi-plane takes flight over North Saanich

The BC Aviation Museum is hosting a cross-Canada commemorative warplane tour called Vimy Flight Birth of a Nation. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Canadian-American family freed from captivity make their way to Toronto

CTV News Staff Published Friday, October 13, 2017 6:14PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 13, 2017 6:30PM EDT A Canadian man and his family are flying to Toronto after being freed during a high-stakes rescue operation in Pakistan earlier this week. Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman, and their three children – who were all born in captivity, have been held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked group. Arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport from Islamabad, Pakistan early Friday morning, they are now making their way to Toronto. Boyle’sRead More