Month: March 2019

Testosterone rules for female athletes ‘unscientific’

March 21, 2019

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption South African athlete Caster Semenya has been prevented from competing for nearly a year New rules to reduce naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes have been branded “unscientific”. Last year, athletics chiefs ruled women with levels of five nanomoles per litre or more must have hormone treatment before […]

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NHS ‘no chance of training enough staff’

March 21, 2019

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS in England has no chance of training enough GPs and nurses to solve the shortages it faces, experts say. A report by three leading think tanks predicts that in the next five years nurse shortages will double and GP gaps nearly treble, without radical action. The Nuffield Trust, Health […]

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A Cab’s-Eye View of How Peloton’s Trucks ‘Talk’ to Each Other

March 20, 2019

Techno-optimist prognosticators will tell you that driverless trucks are just around the corner. They will also gently tell you—always gently—that yes, truck driving, a job that nearly 3.7 million Americans perform today, is perhaps on the brink of extinction. At the very least, on the brink of uncomfortable change. A startup called Peloton Technology sees […]

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SNC-Lavalin could suffer takeover, lose 9,000 jobs overseas, says CEO

March 20, 2019

If it’s convicted of fraud and bribery charges, SNC-Lavalin could end up being taken over by another company and its 9,000 jobs in Canada could move abroad, the engineering firm’s CEO told Radio-Canada in an interview today. “If we were convicted further down the line … if we’re barred from doing federal work, then the people […]

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Philpott faced ‘tough’ questions from Liberal MPs in today’s regional caucus meeting

March 20, 2019

Jane Philpott, who resigned from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet earlier this month over the SNC-Lavalin affair, faced a barrage of tough questions from her Liberal colleagues today during a closed-door session of the Ontario caucus, sources told CBC News. Philpott addressed the group at the beginning of the meeting, which lasted 30 minutes longer than […]

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Visit from classmates a wish come true for northern Manitoba girl fighting brain cancer in Winnipeg

March 20, 2019

After being diagnosed with brain cancer in December and spending weeks away from her home in northern Manitoba, Grade 4 student Kailyn Danielson had one special wish. She wanted to spend a day in Winnipeg, where she’s undergoing treatments, with her classmates from Cranberry Portage Elementary School. On Wednesday, her wish came true, after a local charity, the […]

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An Android Vulnerability Went Unfixed for Over Five Years

March 20, 2019

With more than 2 billion users, Android has a staggering number of devices to protect. But a “high-severity” bug that went undetected for more than five years—that attackers could exploit to spy on a user and gain access to their accounts—serves as a reminder that Android’s impressive open source reach also creates challenges for defending […]

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The EU Hits Google With a Third Billion-Dollar Fine. So What?

March 20, 2019

European officials Wednesday fined Google €1.49 billion ($1.7 billion) for more than a decade of abusive practices in how it brokered online ads for other websites like newspapers, blogs, and travel aggregators. This is the third billion-dollar antitrust penalty levied against Google by the European Commission, which has fined the company more than $9 billion […]

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Hockey night in Cree: Announcers preparing for historic NHL broadcast Sunday

March 20, 2019

When the Caroline Hurricanes host the Montreal Canadiens this weekend, the NHL game will be called in the Plains Cree language, a historic first in broadcasting. Sportsnet and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) say it will be the first NHL game ever aired in a Cree language. “It’s a big deal for many, including myself,” play-by-play announcer […]

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Unprecedented drug shortage linked to Brexit, NHS bosses say

March 20, 2019

Image copyright Getty Images Hospitals across England are experiencing medicine shortages due to “stockpiling and price pressure as the Brexit deadline approaches”, NHS Providers has told BBC Newsnight. The trade association warned some trusts had seen shortages of up to 160 different drugs in the past six weeks. This was compared with just 25 to […]

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