Sunday, January 17
Toronto & GTA

Toronto moving ahead with priority bus lanes

Toronto is moving ahead with plans to build a network of priority bus lanes along high-use routes.Announced Wednesday at a bus stop along the project’s first leg — Eglinton Ave. E. in Scarborough — Mayor John Tory called the initiative, part of the TTC’s 2019 five-year service plan and 10-year outlook, “a good idea then, and an even better idea now.”When complete later this year, the 8.5-km corridor will run along Eglinton Ave. East, Kingston Rd. and Morningside Ave. from Brimley Rd. and through the University of Toronto Scarborough campus.Eglinton Ave E. priority bus lane route mapHandout /City of TorontoThe project will convert existing High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on Eglinton into bus-only throughfares, and take over curb lanes along Kingston and Morningsi...
Apple, FujiFilm

FujiFilm Releases Webcam Support Software for macOS, Following PC Release

FujiFilm has released its software to enable the company’s X-Series cameras to be used as webcams on macOS. In May of this year, FujiFilm released its developed software which enabled PC users to be utilizing the company’s X-Series cameras as webcams. The X-Series is a highly refined mirrorless camera, which many photography enthusiasts swear by. The high quality of the lens and functionality brought a lot of demand for the cameras to be enabled to be used as webcams. When FujiFilm announced support for PC, an outcry of Mac users convinced the company to begin work on support for macOS. According to MacRumors, the software is finally available. Plugging a FujiFilm camera into one’s computer via USB, users can take advantage of the high-quality picture for video calls. Currentl...
World

Germany sees rise in number of right-wing extremists – CityNews Toronto

BERLIN — Germany recorded a significant rise in the number of right-wing extremists last year, after security agencies added thousands of members of the country’s main far-right party to the count. An annual report on extremism in Germany released Thursday estimates the number of right-wing extremists in the country at 32,080 last year. This is an increase of almost 8,000 compared to the figure of 24,100 recorded in 2018. The report, released by the BfV domestic intelligence agency, includes for the first time around 7,000 members of the Alternative for Germany party’s youth section and a radical faction known as The Wing. Both have come under heightened scrutiny from the BfV because of their perceived extremist tendencies. German authorities vowed to step up measures against...
Coronavirus, Local, Ontario

Ontario extends emergency orders due to COVID-19 until July 22 – CityNews Toronto

Ontario has extended its COVID-19 emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protections Act to July 22, as more businesses reopen and people get back to work. “The extension of the emergency orders will help protect vulnerable people, such as seniors, by allowing the redeployment of frontline staff in long-term care facilities, retirement homes and other congregate care settings, like women’s shelters and residential services,” the province said in a release. “In addition, the extension would allow public health units to redeploy or hire staff to support case management and contact tracing.” The current state of emergency for the province is set to expire on July 15, but the government tabled a motion this week to extend it until July 24. If passed, the state ...
All The News, Arsenal, Front Page, Homepage, martin keown, Promos, Pundits, thomas partey, Transfer News

Pundit names the two signings who would relaunch Arsenal as challengers

Date published: Thursday 9th July 2020 12:44 Martin Keown believes Arsenal are not far short of becoming serious trophy contenders again – and has named the two signings who could revolutionise their side. The Gunners have shown signs that they are making steady progress under Mikel Arteta. Their run of four straight wins, however, was halted by Leicester on Monday night.After the game, Arteta was clearly unhappy with the red card shown to Eddie Nketiah. While Arsenal remain outsiders to claim a top-four finish, they could still win a trophy with FA Cup success. But to be considered a more consistent side next season, Keown wants Arsenal to address their lack of midfield leadership. The Gunners have long lacked a leader in ...
World

US Army chief welcomed to Thailand with coronavirus test – CityNews Toronto

BANGKOK — A U.S. Army delegation led by chief of staff Gen. James McConville on Thursday became the first official visitors to Thailand since entry rules were eased as part of the lifting of coronavirus restrictions. A photo released by the Thai Army shows a medical team wearing hazmat suits taking a nose swab from McConville on his arrival from Singapore. Thai officials had said they were told he also would be tested before departing Singapore. The visit caused a mild brouhaha on local social media with claims the delegation was allowed to shortcut a required 14-day quarantine for foreign visitors. The claims were false, because regulations for VIP guests of the government include provisions for skipping the quarantine at state facilities for short visits by delegations of 1...
iPhone News, Quibi

Quibi Lost 92 Percent of Early Users Following the Expiration of Free Trail

Mobile streaming service Quibi has seen a staggering loss of 92 percent of its early users. In April, the service began offering free trials to its early users. Following the three month trial period, Quibi only saw a conversion rate of roughly eight percent. When Quibi launched on April 6th of this year, the company managed saw a respective 910,000 users sign up within the first few days. As reported by The Verge, of those 910,000 users, roughly 72,000 stuck around. Mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower provided the user numbers, which indicate the service has obtained an eight percent conversion rate during the time of its advent. Sensor Tower has estimated Quibi has been downloaded roughly 4.5 times on mobile devices. While the firm has been accurate in its reports in the past...
Business

Germany seizes server hosting pilfered U.S. police files – CityNews Toronto

BOSTON — At the behest of the U.S. government, German authorities have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from scores of U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month. The server was being used by a WikiLeaks-like data transparency collective called Distributed Denial of Secrets to share documents — many tagged “For Official Use Only” — that shed light on U.S. police practices. The data, dating back to 1996, include emails, audio and video files and police and FBI intelligence reports. DDoSecrets founder Emma Best said the data, dubbed “BlueLeaks,” comes from more than 200 agencies. It has been stripped of references to sexual assault cases and references to children but names, phone numbers and ema...
World

UK Treasury chief warns of depth of recession – CityNews Toronto

LONDON — The U.K.’s Treasury chief acknowledged Thursday that the country faced unprecedented economic times, entering one of the most severe recessions it has ever seen as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. A day after revealing his spending plans to boost the economy in a mini-budget, Rishi Sunak sought to sell his ideas to the nation – particularly the expensive program to help furloughed employees to return to work after the government program now paying them expires. Under this plan, the government will pay companies a 1,000-pound bonus for each employee they take back. But it could cost the Treasury as much as 9.4 billion pounds, and critics are wondering whether it makes sense. Though he acknowledged he couldn’t save every job, Sunak told the BBC he was “throwing e...
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Woman, 85, who died when 65ft crane collapsed onto her home in east London is buried beneath rubble

An 85-year-old woman who died when a 65ft crane collapsed on to her home in east London is still buried beneath the rubble.Specialist firefighters are working to recover the body of June Harvey from the first floor of her house in Bow after it was crushed by the huge rig.The crane, which had been working on a new block of flats, smashed through the roofs of two terraced homes in Compton Close at around 2pm on Wednesday.The body of the machine was mangled over the top of the unfinished apartments, while the end of the structure lay across back gardens.London Ambulance Service confirmed one person had died at the scene while four others were injured, with two rushed to hospital with head injuries and the others treated on the street.Swan Housing Association, which was using the crane to b...
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Number of NHS patients admitted for routine ops drops 82% in a year and cancer waits hit record low

The number of NHS patients admitted for routine operations has dropped 82 per cent in a year and cancer waits have hit a record low as devastating statistics today revealed the strain Covid-19 has put on hospitals.Shocking NHS England data showed the number of patients admitted for treatment across the country plummeted to 54,550 in May, compared with the 295,881 last May.And 1.45million patients have had to wait at least 18 weeks to start hospital treatment for routine operations such as hip and knee replacements — the worst since 2007 and more than double last May.Official figures also revealed fewer than half (47.9 per cent) of people who got diagnosed with cancer after a screening appointment managed to get potentially life-saving treatment within the target time of two months.On to...
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Boss of FirstGroup begs Government to stop telling commuters to avoid trains and buses

The UK's biggest bus company and rail operator has urged the Government to stop deterring people from using public transport to get them back into shops, pubs, restaurants and offices.FirstGroup chief executive Matthew Gregory said it is time to 'move away' from appealing to passengers not to use trains and buses for non-essential journeys.With people required to wear face coverings on public transport, he called on the Government to 'change the message to the fact that public transportation is safe'. Rishi Sunak's attempts to kick start the UK's cobweb-covered economy could be derailed by inconsistent messaging as the Department for Transport (DfT) continues to insist that people keep away from public transport. Government guidelines also state those that can work from home should cont...