Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

Small plane crash-lands on packed Portuguese beach, killing 2 sunbathers

A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday afternoon, killing a 56-year-old man and an eight-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said. Hundreds of sunbathers were on the popular beach at Caparica, 30 kilometres south of Lisbon, and witnesses said some sunbathers ran into the sea to avoid the plane.  The National Maritime Authority said ...

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Cable giants step up piracy battle by interrogating Montreal software developer and searching his home

Canadian cable companies have ratcheted up their war on piracy by launching a new legal battle. The effort has already seen Bell, Rogers and Quebecor’s Videotron search a Montreal software developer’s home and interrogate him for more than nine hours. “The whole experience was horrifying,” says Adam Lackman, founder of TVAddons and defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit launched by the television giants. “It felt like the kind of ...

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2 people recovering after small plane crashes and flips over on beach near Tofino, B.C.

One of the first people at the scene of a plane crash on a remote beach off the west coast of Vancouver Island says the two people on the small aircraft were lucky they weren’t more seriously hurt. Two planes were travelling together when one of them flipped over while trying to land on Vargas Island around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The pilot and a passenger were on ...

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Dems suddenly scrambling to come up with ObamaCare fix – Court: Dem states can defend ObamaCare subsidies – Insurers seeking huge premium hikes on ObamaCare plans

After fighting Republicans tooth-and-nail for years on their plans to repeal and replace ObamaCare, Democrats have in a matter of days started touting a slew of proposals aimed at improving the ailing health care system. The Democrats’ scramble to tackle the problem comes after Senate Republicans endured a high-profile failure on their so-called ‘skinny repeal’ replacement bill last week, leaving ...

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HP's virtual reality simulator will 'build' a colony on Mars

HP is hooking up with chip company Nvidia and others in a “Mars Home Planet” project where participants will make 3D models of Martian buildings, cities, vehicles and infrastructure. The ultimate goal is to create a virtual reality (VR) simulation of life on Mars for 1 million people by building on the Mars Valley terrain from Fusion’s “Mars 2030” game, ...

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Inspired by the undulating Avon River, Stratford Festival unveils plans for new theatre

Stratford Festival has unveiled the design for its proposed new Tom Patterson theatre, which would replace the current building — a retrofitted curling rink.  The building design comes from the mind of Siamak Hariri, of the Toronto-based architecture firm Hariri Pontarini, and is inspired by the Avon River, which runs in front of the building. “Siamak Hariri really was inspired by the idea that ...

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