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Minnesota regulator orders revised environmental impact statement for Enbridge Line 3

Posted on 11 October 2019

According to a report on Reuters, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) has been asked by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to submit a revised environmental impact statement that includes the potential impact of an oil spill into Lake Superior watershed for Enbridge Inc’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project. This order came, after a court determined in June 2019, that the p ...

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Air Canada: Muslim group comes to defence of 12-year-old made to remove Hijab

Posted on 08 October 2019

A twelve-year-old girl, Fatima Abdelrahman, who was boarding an Air Canada flight wearing her hijab, has complained that the Airline officials harassed her over her religious gear. Airline officials had asked the 12-year-old who was travelling without her family, to remove her headscarf, and she had declined based on religious reasons. They had insisted. It was Fatima's first time flying ...

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Scotiabank gets slammed for unreliable security

Posted on 07 October 2019

Scotiabank has inadvertently, allowed the online leakage of a lot of its internal source code, along with some of its private login keys to backend systems. According to a report on the Register, Jason Coulls, an IT pro, based in the Great White North, had discovered the data sitting out in the open on the internet. Coulls had then tipped off the Register about the security blunder. The in ...

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Two Bank of Montreal Units to Pay $38M to Settle SEC Charges

Posted on 07 October 2019

Two advisory units of Bank of Montreal BMO will pay a civil fine of $8.25 million along with $29.73 million of disgorgement and interest for failing to disclose conflicts of interest by not informing clients that their money was often being invested in proprietary funds and costlier share classes, says the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). SEC recently announced, that the Chic ...

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Microsoft, Amazon & Intel may destroy humanity with Artificial Intelligence

Posted on 13 September 2019

Microsoft, Amazon, and Intel are among the leading tech companies putting the entire world at risk through the development of a killer robot, says a survey that examined the key players from the techindustry about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. The Dutch NGO, Pax, who carried out the study questioned why so many high tech companies are working on developing military related sof ...

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Amazon now demanding marketplace sellers to submit videos for a facial recognition database

Posted on 19 September 2019

According to recent news reports, people who want to sell goods on Amazon would soon have to go through the questionable practice of having their faces recorded for 5-seconds by Amazon; this recording will then be processed through Amazon’s artificial intelligence (AI) apparatus for approval. The report confirms that very soon, prospective Amazon Marketplace sellers will have their faces ...

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5 Tips for Calculating Risk as a Real Estate Investor

Posted on 11 September 2019

According to radio advertisements and popular television shows, anyone with a basic understanding of real estate can make their fortune with an investment. There are ample opportunities for making your fortune, but there’s also risk that you need to understand first. Many investors go into the real estate market naively expecting rousing success on their first property. They fail to do their ho ...

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Plants Also Have Immune Systems and Humans Might Be Poisoning It

Posted on 11 September 2019

A recent study has found that just like humans, plants also have immune systemsand humans might be poisoning it. According to the study which was published in the journal Science, plant breeding and pesticide use negatively affect the immune system of plants. We are all accustomed to using plants to beautify our lawns and gardens, or harvesting herbs, vegetables and fruits for food, howev ...

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Federal bureaucrats disregard the privacy act, tip-off suppliers about journalist inquiries.

Posted on 17 August 2019

Journalists working in some developing countries could get in trouble for trying to scrutinize on-going public projects, sadly, so do journalists in Canada. Apparently, some federal government officials donot understand how the privacy act works when it comes to revealing journalists’ names to companies which they inquire about. According to an article on the Chronicle Herald, earlier th ...

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Jury convicts woman in deadly California DUI crash

Posted on 13 August 2019

A San Diego jury deadlocked Thursday on a second-degree murder count in the trial of a drunken driver who went the wrong way and crashed head-on into another car in 4S Ranch, killing the other driver. The jury voted 11-1 in favour of guilt on the murder count filed against Alexandria Bayne, though the same panel on Wednesday convicted Bayne of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicate ...