Daily Archives: December 3, 2017

Mother of slain Toronto woman found her body, family says

The family of a young woman found dead in Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood not far from where she disappeared last week says it was her mother who found her body outside a building undergoing construction. CBC News has learned from Tess Richey’s family that her mother travelled to Toronto from North Bay to help search for her daughter, and ...

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NY Met Opera suspends famed conductor amid sexual misconduct claims

New York’s Metropolitan Opera on Sunday said it was suspending its relationship with longtime conductor James Levine pending an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. “Mr. Levine will not be involved in any Met activities, including conducting scheduled performances at the Met this season,” the Met said in a statement. The Met also said it has appointed ...

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Tech giants will probably dominate speakers and headphones

MUSIC lovers do not typically go to the opera to buy a speaker. But at the Palais Garnier in Paris they now can: Devialet, a local maker of high-end speakers, on November 29th opened a store in the 19th-century music venue to sell its most sophisticated product, called Phantom. Looking like a dinosaur egg, this supercomputer for sound (priced at ...

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Stimulating neural pathways can influence how much you enjoy music, McGill study finds

By stimulating neural pathways, a team of Quebec researchers was able in a recent experiment to influence how much a group a twenty-somethings enjoyed their favourite music. The results of the Montreal Neurological Institute study might spur feelings of mistrust or dystopian images of mass-marketing mind control. But as McGill professor Alain Dagher tells it, the chances of this kind of technology being used to win over consumers is slim to ...

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Ottawa pressed on new registry to flush out mystery corporations

Canada is a global laggard when it comes to forcing private corporations to reveal ownership information, says a new report documenting how easily money launderers, tax dodgers, terrorists and other criminals can remain in the financial shadows. “The level of transparency is really inadequate in this day and age,” said Ottawa-based lawyer Mora Johnson, author of new study on lax corporation-registry ...

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Prince Harry, fiancée Meghan Markle make 1st official joint tour

Chanting “Harry, Harry!” and “Meghan, Meghan,” hundreds of people lined the streets of a central English city Friday to welcome Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée, actress Meghan Markle. The couple’s visit to Nottingham was their first official commitment since they announced their engagement on Monday. They plan to tour Britain over the next six months to give Markle ...

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NYC hit-and-run leaves 1 dead, several injured

One person died and several others were injured on Sunday when a hit-and-run driver mowed down a group of people after a stabbing outside a New York City hookah bar, police said.  Police officers responded after being notified of an assault outside XS NYC, a hookah lounge in South Ozone Park, Queens, about 4:30 a.m. Police said two people got into ...

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