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Ontario may have to turn to 'last resort' of triage protocol if ICU number surpasses 900: official
TORONTO -- Ontario's healthcare system is now at a point at which it may not be able to handle much more than 200 or 300 additional COVID patients in intensive care without considering "other means" to create capacity such as not offering the oldest and sickest patients all care available, a top official at Ontario Health is warning.
Beck Taxi calls on Ontario government to prioritize cab drivers for COVID-19 vaccination
TORONTO -- Beck Taxi is urging the province to immediately prioritize cab drivers for COVID-19 vaccination, noting that they are among the few essential workers who are expected to interact with known positive COVID-19 cases.
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When Ontario Place was under construction and over budget | CBC Archives
It took two years, "three old freighters" and a million and a half cubic yards of landfill to build Ontario Place.
Oh, and $19 million - or maybe twice that, if you believed the Opposition.
Man who spent $1,500 to stay at Toronto quarantine hotel got COVID-19 anyways, infected whole family
TORONTO -- A Toronto family is speaking out about what they call the "utter uselessness" of Canada's hotel quarantine program where their 74-year-old father believes he contracted a coronavirus variant of concern and then spread it to the rest of the family.
COVID-19 cases in Ontario schools and child-care centres as of April 12
TORONTO -- Students and staff at Ontario schools slowly returned to the classroom in January and February 2021 following an extended winter break.
Porter Airlines pushes restart date for flights to mid-June
TORONTO -- After being shuttered for more than a year, Porter Airlines hopes that flights can resume in mid-June.
Head of Elite Catholic School Is Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Charges
The Rev. Daniel Lahart, the president of Regis High School, targeted multiple adults, including subordinates, an investigation found.
Andrew Yang tearfully explains giving away his dog Grizzly
Andrew Yang is more than a little fur-klempt over his old dog, Grizzly.
Port Authority sued after Russian man dies during arrest at JFK
The family of a Russian man who suffered a seizure on a plane arriving into JFK alleges he wound up dead after cops at the airport responded to the "disoriented" traveler by punching, pepper-spraying and then sitting on him, according to a new lawsuit.
51K more NYC students enroll in classroom learning
Roughly 51,000 Big Apple kids switched from remote to blended learning during a Department of Education opt-in period this month, according to the agency.
Biden promises money for NY transit, housing in infrastructure bill
New York's roads, bridges, mass transit, housing stock and care for children, veterans and seniors would all see federal investment under President Biden's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package, the White House claimed Monday.
Lin-Manuel Miranda will help open Broadway vaccine site in Times Square
He's not throwing away his COVID-19 vaccine shot.
Greenwood Heights store sells only one product - spirulina
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Carpenter helps save struggling restaurants amid COVID-19
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Locals fear Fulton Ferry Landing crowding with new ferry stop, oyster bar
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Our world in photos: April 12
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New York City's most populous borough, Brooklyn, is home to nearly 2.6 million residents.
52-Year-Old Killed In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run: Cops
BROOKLYN, NY - Cops are searching for the driver who fatally hit a sanitation worker in Brooklyn and then left the scene of the crash Saturday.
NYPD hosts graffiti cleanup in Brooklyn * Brooklyn Paper
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Monday Bulletin: Softball Coach Defects; ATVs 'Terrorize' Neighbors, Bee Hives Proliferate, School Lawsuit
Posted on April 12, 2021 at 1:37 pm by Carol Tannenhauser
A poem in Central Park. See text at the bottom of this post for the words. Photo by Brenda Berry. Poem by SR DR.
Tagger Who Wrote 'Done' Throughout the UWS Volunteers to Clean Up Graffiti; 'I'm Very Sorry'
Posted on April 11, 2021 at 3:42 pm by West Sider
By Joy Bergmann
Upper West Side residents flipping out over 'brigade' of illegal ATVs
Upper West Side residents are flipping out over lawless all-terrain vehicles terrorizing their neighborhood.
Man Slashed on 84th Street Friday
Posted on April 10, 2021 at 11:23 am by Joy Bergmann
By Joy Bergmann
Fire Consumes Car Outside Historic Building
Posted on April 9, 2021 at 1:16 pm by West Sider
A fire erupted early on Friday morning in front of one of the Upper West Side's most historic buildings - the Dorilton at 171 West 71st Street.
Pilates Was Created During the Last Pandemic; It's Back on the UWS as We Fight the Latest Pandemic
Posted on April 9, 2021 at 12:49 pm by Carol Tannenhauser
By Lisa Kava
Where to Find All-Day Breakfasts and Brunches Around DC
It's always a great time for breakfast (especially in a pandemic, because what is time, really?)
Check out these diners-classic and modern-cafes, and restaurants for your egg fix at any hour.
PHOTOS: The Most Expensive Homes Sold in Washington in March | Washingtonian (DC)
The Victorian rowhouse on a corner lot was built in Georgetown in 1900, and has seven bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths.
The National Gallery of Art Acquires a Classic Surrealist Photo
Dora Maar's Père Ubu is a difficult image to process. It shows a creature so close and in such a pose that it appears to be plotting to take over the world.
Could the Cicadas Come Early?
The reports are starting to fly on social media: One person says they're seeing cicadas begin to emerge in White Marsh. Another says he's found holes in his backyard.
This DC Real-Estate Agent Is Like the Hugh Hefner of Mansion Porn | Washingtonian (DC)
One might imagine that sitting in Daniel Heider's Georgetown office is what it's like to be held by Gwyneth Paltrow: The whole place feels expensive and quiet and serene, as if it's been wrapped away in cashmere from the outside world.
Celebrate Spring at The Yards! | Washingtonian (DC)
The Yards, D.C.'s most exciting waterfront neighborhood for living, dining, shopping and relaxing, is excited to celebrate springtime with something that's perfect for everyone!
Biden Moves Up Vaccine Eligibility Deadline for All Adults to April 19
California officials announced on Tuesday that they plan to lift all coronavirus restrictions on June 15, provided there are enough Covid-19 vaccines available for anyone age 16 or older and hospitalizations remain low and stable. 1Other states are already lifting restrictions, but Mr. Biden, in remarks at the White House, warned against throwing off the guardrails too soon. 1
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Trump denies report that Matt Gaetz asked for blanket pardon
"Congressman Matt Gaetz has never asked me for a pardon," the 45th commander-in-chief said in an emailed statement. 1"It must also be remembered that he has totally denied the accusations against him." 1
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Can Biden Fix the Courts That Trump Broke?
The enhanced difficulty stems in part from the Covid-19 pandemic and the multiple crises it has spawned, from the enduring spread of the virus to the near-collapse of the economy. 1But those are fires that the Biden administration, alongside Democrats in the House and Senate, can put out-and are beginning to put out-without the consent of the Republican Party, if need be. 1
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The NYPD Has Misled The Public About Its Use Of Facial Recognition Tool Clearview AI
Clearview AI, known for having scraped 3 billion photos without permission from platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, has distributed its software to thousands of police officers around the country, as BuzzFeed News recently detailed in a groundbreaking investigation. 1
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Trump: Boycott 'woke companies' that oppose Georgia's election reforms
"Too bad the desperately needed election reforms in Georgia didn't go further, as their originally approved Bill did, but the Governor and Lt. Governor would not go for it," Mr. Trump said. 1
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GOP Senate Campaign Committee Announces Award for Trump After He Attacks Mitch McConnell as a 'Dumb Son of a B*tch'
The National Republican Senatorial Committee announced Monday it has presented former President Donald Trump with a new award they created called the NRSC Champion for Freedom Award.
Florida Democratic congressman Alcee Hastings dies at 84
His death was first reported Tuesday by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. 1
"As an attorney, civil rights activist and judge, and over his nearly thirty years in Congress, he fought tirelessly to create opportunities to lift up working families, communities of color, children and immigrants," Pelosi said. 1
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Arresting Your Way to Discovery | emptywheel
On January 7, the FBI received a tip from a high school acquaintance of Jonah Westbury that he had posted video from inside the Capitol to TikTok and then, the tipster later relayed, also on Snapchat.
GOP Sen. Cornyn questions if Biden is 'really in charge'
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, questioned Monday if President Biden is "really in charge" as the president keeps a much lower profile than his predecessors.
Biden picks 2 Trump critics for border, immigration roles
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security.
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Mitch McConnell now wants companies to 'stay out of politics'
On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) 1
Later in the day, McConnell told big businesses to "stay out of politics." 1
Statements like this from McConnell and other prominent Republican officials have led to speculation about the durability of the GOP's long alliance with corporate America on lower corporate taxes, less regulation, and other policies. 1
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Trump receives Senate GOP group's first Champion for Freedom Award
The National Republican​ Senatorial Committee has presented its first Champion for Freedom Award to former President Donald Trump, the organization announced Monday.
White House seeks bipartisan infrastructure push; Republicans wary | amNewYork
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Personal info for 1.3 million Clubhouse users reportedly leaked online
a SQL database with users' IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and follower counts were posted to an online hacker forum. 1
Last week, Cyber News reported on another data breach from a social platform: it found that personal data for 500 million LinkedIn users had been scraped and posted online. 1
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After A Major Hack, U.S. Looks To Fix A Cyber 'Blind Spot'
"They understand the laws and the policies that we have within our nation, and so they're utilizing our own infrastructure, our own Internet service providers, to create these intrusions." 1
In a major breach last year, hackers widely believed to be from Russia's foreign intelligence service, the SVR, placed malware on a software update produced by the Texas company Solar Winds. 1
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from CBC
Facebook downplays 'old' breach exposing info on 533 million users | CBC News
Facebook is downplaying the significance of a data breach that saw the personal information of 533 million of its users accessed online, saying the information is old and the vulnerability that was exploited was closed almost two years ago. 1
Cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock calculated that almost 3.5 million Canadians were included. 1
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How A Facial Recognition Tool Found Its Way Into Hundreds Of US Police Departments, Schools, And Taxpayer-Funded Organizations
The New York City-based startup claims to have amassed one of the largest-known repositories of pictures of people's faces - a database of more than 3 billion images scraped without permission from places such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. 1
"This is a powerful tool, and it needs accountability," Redd said. 1
They pretty much have free rein to use it how they want." 1
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Zero Trust: The Mobile Dimension
Hank Schless, senior security solutions manager at Lookout, discusses how to secure remote working via mobile devices.
IcedID Circulates Via Web Forms, Google URLs
Attackers are filling out and submitting web-based "contact us" forms, thus evading email spam filters.