Daily Archives: July 3, 2018

No guards, just cameras around Mexico's president-elect

Mexico’s new president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador went to one of his most important meetings yet Tuesday by cruising through city traffic in a compact car with the windows down and no visible security detail, establishing a casual new style of leadership that has some expressing concerns for his safety in violence-wracked Mexico. In place of police outriders, a half ...

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User-rating systems are cut-rate substitutes for a skilful boss

IT OFTEN arrives as you stroll from the kerb to your front door. An e-mail with a question: how many stars do you want to give your Uber driver? Rating systems like the ride-hailing firm’s are essential infrastructure in the world of digital commerce. Just about anything you might seek to buy online comes with a crowdsourced rating, from a ...

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3 people missing after tumbling into Shannon Falls in B.C.

Police say a search is underway for three people who reportedly fell into the waters of Shannon Falls Provincial Park and disappeared. A spokesperson from Squamish RCMP said the three reportedly fell into the water near the top of the waterfall, which is about 60 km north of Vancouver. According to the provincial parks service, the falls are 335 metres at their ...

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Nobel Peace Prize concert cut for 2018 pending review

The Norwegian organization that oversees the Nobel Peace Prize said Tuesday that a concert typically held after the annual award ceremony won’t take place in 2018 so the event can be evaluated. Norwegian Nobel Institute Director Olav Njolstad said the musical tribute to the Nobel laureate was put on “temporary leave,” a decision that “emerges from a wish to re-think ...

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Tech's 'dirty secret': App developers are sifting through your Gmail

Google is allowing app developers to sift through your Gmail account.  (Reuters) Google said a year ago it would stop its computers from scanning the inboxes of Gmail users for information to personalize advertisements, saying it wanted users to “remain confident that Google will keep privacy and security paramount.” But the internet giant continues to let hundreds of outside software developers scan ...

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Schumer forced to call in after canceling town hall due to plane issues: report

Sen. Chuck Schumer has vowed to “fight Donald Trump all the way, in every way.”  (AP) Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Monday—citing an equipment issue that grounded his small plane—was forced to cancel a town hall in Brooklyn, annoying some in attendance who waited hours for his arrival in a hot synagogue. Schumer, instead, reportedly conducted a teletownhall, and took ...

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Council that regulates immigration consultants accused of fraud, forgery and human rights violations

The council that oversees the work of thousands of immigration consultants in Canada is facing serious allegations from one of its own members. Muhammad Watto, 54, alleges in court documents that the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) has engaged in fraud, forgery and human rights violations.  Watto, who has been a long-time critic of the council, has filed ...

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