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Germany’s new facial recognition technology reminiscent of Cold War surveillance for some – World

Margaret Evans Commuters battling rush-hour crowds and a busy schedule might easily miss the notification signs as they run for their trains at Berlin’s Suedkreuz station — the ones above the station entrance and on the ground warning that you are about to enter a facial-recognition zone.   In other words: Smile, you’re on candid camera. The video cameras perched high in certain parts of the station are kitted out with biometric technology. For now, they are only trying to pick out the images of about 200 volunteers who’ve supplied passport photos toRead More


Woman in hospital after being struck by streetcar in west end

Joshua Freeman, CTV News Toronto Published Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:41PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:44PM EDT A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a streetcar in the city’s Niagara neighbourhood. It happened at King and Niagara streets at around 8:20 p.m. A woman believed to be in her 20s was transported to a trauma centre in serious but non-life-threatening condition, Toronto Paramedic Services said. King Street was closed at Niagara following the collision, but has since reopened. Source linkRead More


St. Clair College hosts Men’s Baseball Championship

The four-time reigning Ontario Colleges Athletic Association champion St. Clair Saints are hosting the OCAA Men’s Baseball Championship thsi weekend. Games take place at Bert Lacasse Park in Tecumseh. The top four teams based on the regular season standings advance to the double-knockout tournament. St. Clair is joined by Durham, Fanshawe and Humber. The Saints advanced to the gold medal game with a 10-0 win over Humber Friday. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Voicing concerns about bed crisis in North Bay

Ontario Health Coalition stops in North Bay this weekend to talk about issues at the North Bay Regional Health Centre. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Gerald Storch stepping down as Hudson’s Bay Co. CEO

TORONTO — The CEO of Hudson’s Bay Co. will leave the company and return to his consulting firm next month, the company says — less than two months after he helped bring the Canadian department-store chain to an international market. Gerald Storch, who joined the Toronto-based retailer in January 2015, will return to Storch Advisors effective Nov. 1, the company said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to returning to my advisory firm to work with a range of companies during this transformational time for the retail industry,” Storch, whoRead More


Georgia lawmaker asks about quarantining HIV patients

ATLANTA — A Georgia state lawmaker who is married to former U.S. health secretary Tom Price asked during a legislative committee meeting about the possibility of quarantining people with HIV. State Rep. Betty Price, a Republican whose district includes parts of Atlanta’s northern suburbs, asked the head of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s HIV Epidemiology Section at Tuesday’s meeting about stopping the spread of HIV — the virus that causes AIDS. “What are we legally able to do? I don’t want to say the quarantine word, but I guessRead More


Halifax man strips down and dives into harbour to rescue seagull

How far would you go to save a seagull? For a Halifax man, the sight of a distressed bird entangled in a fishing line was enough for him to strip down to his underwear and leap into the Atlantic Ocean. Erik Nolan was working at a restaurant in the Halifax Harbour on Thursday when a co-worker told him about a crowd nearby. Onlookers gathered around to watch a juvenile bird frantically flap its wings in the water. Within moments of arriving at the scene, Nolan turned to a young womanRead More


NHL scores: Oilers score in dying seconds to beat Blackhawks 2-1

CHICAGO – Mark Letestu scored on a power play with 15.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. Letestu beat Anton Forsberg on the short side with a one-time shot from the left circle after taking a pass from Oscar Klefbom. Edmonton’s 4-on-3 advantage was set up after Patrick Kane was called for hooking at 3:45. Edmonton’s Cam Talbot made 30 straight saves after giving up a fluke goal to Kane on Chicago’s first shot. The Oilers snappedRead More


A sneak peek into Remai Modern art gallery

The Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan will officially open Oct. 21, but local media got a sneak peek on Thursday morning. The 130,000-square-foot building has four stories, featuring 11 gallery spaces. One of the galleries is named after the Mendel family, featuring pieces from Saskatoon’s former gallery. There is also a theatre, restaurant, balcony and area for school groups. The opening weekend of the gallery is at capacity. “But we will have a stand-up line. It all depends on if people stay, of course. As people leave, according toRead More


Trump weighs in on ‘fake’ dossier on his alleged Russia ties

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump is questioning what he says is a “fake” dossier of allegations about his connections to Russia. Here’s his latest tweet: “Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?“ The political research firm behind the dossier balked this week at subpoenas from the House Intelligence Committee. A lawyer for the firm questioned the legitimacy of the committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The dossier contendsRead More