Day: August 8, 2019

Metrolinx deal a good start

North Bay Nugget But more needs to be done to rebuild the ONTC, says union official Phil Verster, president and chief executive officer of Metrolinx, was in North Bay Wednesday for the announcement that ONTC would refurbish 15 of its bi-level passenger coaches. Metrolinx operates 970 of the coaches and Verster described their refurbishment as […]

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Callander starts free bike-share program

North Bay Nugget Project will run as a pilot through August Bikes sit parked at the Callander Bay Heritage Museum, Thursday. The municipality has launched a pilot bike-share program this month to promote cycling in Callander. Michael Lee/The Nugget The Municipality of Callander has launched a free bike-share program this month for visitors and residents […]

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Key U.S. election systems could have been exposed online for months

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS More than 30 backend election systems over the last year — including some in key swing states like Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin — have been left online and were susceptible to hackers. A Motherboard investigation published today revealed that systems made by ES&S, one of the largest makers […]

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Facebook offre de payer des médias pour lancer un service de nouvelles

Radio-Canada | En ligne Les médias traditionnels ont grandement souffert du quasi-monopole publicitaire de Facebook. Photo : iStock / LeoPatrizi Partagez via Facebook (Fenêtre modale) Facebook Partagez via Twitter (Fenêtre modale) Twitter Partagez via LinkedIn (Fenêtre modale) LinkedIn Partagez via Courriel (Fenêtre modale) Courriel Activer l’option d’impression du navigateur Imprimer L’espace commentaires est fermé Commentaires Radio-Canada Publié […]

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LETTERS: Standing up for families affected by autism; Defending our Northwest Passage

Timmins Daily Press Letters to the editor What will candidates do for families affected by autism? To all the candidates running for PM. Listen up! Federal elections are less than three months away. We all know how the autism community has rallied and fought hard this last year. We’ve brought headlines, protests and we never […]

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WSJ: Facebook offers publishers millions for its dedicated news tab

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links PeopleImages via Getty Images Facebook is gearing up for the launch of a dedicated news tab by offering publishers million dollar deals, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apparently, the social network told news outlets that it would pay as much as $3 million a year to license their content […]

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Modi’s radical move on Kashmir takes India into uncharted territory

Washington Post Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen on television in Mumbai on Aug. 8 delivering a live address on the government’s revocation of Kashmir’s special status. (Divyakant Solanki/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) August 8 at 12:35 PM NEW DELHI — In a single day this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi undid nearly seven decades of history. […]

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Moscow protests take center stage for Russia’s next act

Washington Post Police block a street during an unsanctioned rally in the center of Moscow on July 27. (Pavel Golovkin/AP) Will Englund Assignment editor on The Washington Post’s foreign desk and a veteran Moscow correspondent August 8 at 11:44 AM MOSCOW — The election protests that have shaken Moscow this summer are focused solely on […]

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Egypt jails American traveler, saying she criticized the government on Facebook

Washington Post Dual U.S.-Egyptian national Reem Mohamed Desouky, here with her son Moustafa, was jailed in Egypt for criticizing the Egyptian government on Facebook. (Family photo) August 8 at 1:46 PM CAIRO — When Reem Mohamed Desouky arrived from Washington last month with her 13-year-old son, Egyptian authorities detained them at the airport, he said. […]

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Israel unveils Franz Kafka’s papers after a legal battle that was, well, Kafkaesque

Washington Post Documents in a collection of Franz Kafka’s writings are displayed Aug. 7 at the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem. (Ammar Awad/Reuters) Ruth Eglash Reporter covering Israel and the Palestinian territories James McAuley Foreign correspondent focusing on French and European politics and culture August 8 at 3:12 PM JERUSALEM — The legal battle […]

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