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Scientists use AI to discover an 8th planet orbiting a distant star – Technology & Science

Nicole Mortillaro Our solar system may not be that unique after all. Researchers have discovered a star that lies 2,500 light years away with at least eight planets orbiting it, just like our sun. The Kepler-90 system was discovered back in 2013, and was initially thought to have just seven planets. But earlier this year, a pair of researchers decided to take a closer look at the massive store of data collected by the Kepler space telescope. Christopher Shallue and Andrew Vanderburg used artificial intelligence technology to train a computer to recognize signaturesRead More

Hydro One helicopter crash in Ontario kills four people

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:36PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:14PM EST TWEED, Ont. — Four Hydro One employees were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in eastern Ontario, police and the utility reported. The crash occurred about noon in Tweed, north of Kingston, provincial police said. Homeowner Kim Clayton said hydro crews had been working on her property for weeks and she was used to hearing them fly back and forth. The loud crash shook the house, sending her to a window, whereRead More

Suspect charged in robbery of senior in southeast parking lot

A man wanted in connection to the robbery of a Calgary senior at a shopping centre in the city’s southeast last month has been apprehended by police. A 67-year-old man was hit from behind and knocked to the ground while in a parking lot in the 3300 block of 17 Avenue S.E. on November 10th at about 2:30 p.m. The man’s wallet was taken in the attack and his bank card was used at a gas station in the southwest a short time later. The victim suffered a concussion andRead More

Jeff Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no fluke

BRISBANE, Australia — Jeff Horn’s reward for a successful first title defence since a contentious win over Manny Pacquiao could be a bout with Terence Crawford. A failure could send him back into boxing obscurity. Horn wants to use his WBO welterweight title defence against Gary Corcoran on Wednesday to dispel any notion that he got a hometown decision against Pacquiao in Brisbane last July. If he gets his way, it could set him up for a big 2018. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum attended Tuesday’s weigh-in and said aRead More

EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar decline and data lift lira, emerging markets

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) – A weaker dollar and better-than-forecast economic data briefly lifted the Turkish lira to two-week highs on Monday, against a backdrop of generally firmer emerging assets and a half-percent rise in emerging equities. Expectations of a 100-150 basis point Turkish rate rise on Dec. 14 to combat double-digit inflation have helped the lira rise off record lows. It rose 0.2 percent versus the dollar as data showed the current account deficit narrowing in October while third quarter growth accelerated. Istanbul stocks also rose 0.7 percent toRead More

Donald Trump visits civil rights museum amid protest – World

The Associated Press U.S. President Donald Trump has drawn strong criticism for his appearance Saturday at the opening of a museum dedicated to Mississippi’s history and its role in the civil rights movement. About 50 protesters gathered Saturday outside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the adjoining Museum of Mississippi History, while the U.S. president was given a tour, before delivering a speech. Some black leaders, including civil rights leader and Georgia congressman John Lewis, boycotted the event, saying Trump has sown racial division instead of racial harmony. U.S. PresidentRead More

Flames edge Canadiens 3-2 in OT

Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:28PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:29PM EST Sean Monahan’s second goal of the game 1:14 into overtime gave the Calgary Flames a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Monahan finished a 2-on-1 break by taking a feed from Johnny Gaudreau and beating Carey Price from the slot. David Rittich got only his second career start in goal for Calgary and made 35 saves, while Price stopped 34. Garnet Hathaway also scored for Calgary (14-12-2),Read More

Radio company must ‘set the record straight,’ Garrison Keillor’s attorney says

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The president of Minnesota Public Radio told employees the decision to dismiss Garrison Keillor resulted from “multiple allegations” covering an extended period of time, but an attorney for the former “The Prairie Home Companion” host disputed that characterization and said the humorist wants MPR to “set the record straight.” MPR President Jon McTaggart held an off-the-record meeting with employees Wednesday, a week after the organization cut ties with Keillor. Reporters from Minnesota Public Radio News did not attend because the meeting was declared off-the-record, but compiledRead More

Report gives Waterloo Region high marks for tech talent

Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:13PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:35PM EST Waterloo Region punches well above its weight when it comes to attracting programming talent, according to a new report. The Brookfield Institute report looks at where developers work across Canada and around the world, based chiefly on data from the developer community website Stack Overflow. “We found that Kitchener and Waterloo had one of the highest concentrations of developers of any Canadian city,” Brookfield’s David Rubinger said in an interview. WhileRead More

One person airlifted to hospital after multi-vehicle crash on Highway 402

CTV London Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 10:28AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 6, 2017 11:27AM EST Middlesex OPP say one person has been airlifted to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 402. The crash involves three commercial vehicles and two passenger vehicles. Const. Max Gomez says one vehicle rear-ended another vehicle and began a chain of events involving the other vehicles. Gomez says one person has been taken to hospital by air ambulance. The extent of the injuries are serious but not life-threatening. One of the vehicles involvedRead More