Day: August 15, 2019

Twitter is testing a filter for potentially offensive messages

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Twitter Twitter is taking its screening of unknown direct messages a step further. The social media giant announced today that it is testing a filter for messages that contain offensive content. Messages containing potentially suspect words will be stored away in a folder marked “additional messages.” Users can then opt […]

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Killarney family wonders: ‘But, to do this? Why? Why? Why?’

Sudbury Star John Hamilton Zuefle’s family struggling with his stabbing death John Hamilton Zuefle Facebook image At 92, John Hamilton Zuefle was still going to the gym, driving and could bake the best breads and pies, members of his large, extended family detailed in their numerous victim impact statements Thursday And he had a great […]

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Woman heard voices before killing popular Killarney veteran

Sudbury Star She stabbed beloved veteran to death Paulette Orendorff jpg, SU Second World War veteran John Hamilton Zuefle used to joke with family members that when he died, he wanted it to be at the hands of a jealous husband. The night of Dec. 6, the 92-year-old Killarney man went to bed only to […]

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Google is making it easier to shoot proper portraits on Chromebooks

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google For all the odd souls out there who love taking photos with their tablets, Google’s latest Chrome OS update is a big one. In addition to adding centralized music controls and support for virtual desktops, Chrome OS 76 adds a new portrait mode to the platform’s camera app, the […]

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Union honours Sudbury teacher, activist

Sudbury Star Ken Collins receives the ETFO Award from First Vice-President Karen Campbell. Photo by Kathryn Gaitens A Sudbury teacher has received an Honorary Life Member Award from the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, or ETFO. When the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario was formed in 1998, Ken Collins served as first vice-president of the […]

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Swedish rockers set to create a bang at kayak fest

Timmins Daily Press Swedish rockers Bai Bang will be headline performers at The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24. Supplied jpg, TD Watch out Timmins hard rock glam metal fans, Swedish rockers Bai Bang are going blow the roof off of the kayak fest stage this Aug. 24th at The Great […]

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Laurentian University-China ties deepen

Sudbury Star Also, a mining delegation from Peru visits In separate events, Laurentian University welcomed visitors from China and Peru this week. On Thursday, Laurentian announced details of a $250,000 donation that will help provide scholarships to support exchanges between Canadian and Chinese students. TPEI Accounting and Education Foundation provided the funding, marking the first […]

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City gives green light to Bucket Shop expansion

Timmins Daily Press Approval of two new industrial buildings made despite some concerns about their proximity to an elementary school. Timmins city hall TD Timmins council has given the green light to a couple of new industrial buildings, including a paint shop, despite some concerns about their proximity to an elementary school nearby. On Tuesday, […]

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Amazon is trying to make Alexa-enabled gadgets more fun

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Engadget A variety of new Alexa-enabled gadgets, games and smart toys could soon flood the market thanks to Amazon’s latest developer tool. On Thursday, the company detailed “Custom Interfaces,” a new API within its Alexa Gadgets Toolkit SDK that allows developers to create interactions between Alexa and their own internet-connected […]

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A way to thank your favourite Timmins businesses

Timmins Daily Press Cast a vote in the 18th-annual Readers’ Choice Awards. 0816 td a1 readers.TD.JPG jpg, TD The time is here once again to recognize your favourite Timmins businesses by casting your vote in the 18th-annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting opened online Wednesday and nominations will continue to be accepted until Sept. 10 at […]

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