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Too much of a good thing: How Ontario’s Liberals bungled the green energy file
An industry insider on how Ontario created an untenable electric system and.

The environmental crowd knows no compromise
The NEB protesters and their ilk would, if they could, bring us back to the.

Trudeau criticizes ‘divisive, fearful rhetoric’ of anti-globalization forces as leaders gather for G20
In what seemed an overt reference to U.S. presidential candidate Donald.

Edmonton man arrested for aggravated assault after saving his mother from two ‘violent’ carjackers
Johnathan Tews tackled one carjacker to the ground and chased the other.

Toronto man on terrorism peace bond owned assault rifle, but his father broke it into pieces, court hears
When police searched Abdul’s family’s apartment in an attempt to find the.

With UN peacekeeping missions steeped in scandal, Canada looks to re-engage and keep its soul
Well Canada, welcome back to the bureaucratic, buck-passing.

Prison no place for mentally ill Ottawa woman convicted of keeping teen girls as sex slaves
These were serious, genuine crimes, with genuine victims. But it looks to.

Canadian businesses look to capitalize on popularity of ‘handsome’ Trudeau — or ‘Little Potato’ — in China
Though much of that popularity is simple excitement over Trudeau’s youth.

Mother of three survives car crash only to be gunned down moments later by the other driver, police say
Rifle in hand, the driver of the SUV walked toward Pearl and — as she held.

Canadian navy to decommission its last research vessel, leaked documents reveal
The country’s defence scientists no longer have their own ship to conduct.

Diplomat’s daughter, 23, cycling in Ottawa bike lane ‘right-hooked’ by turning truck and killed
Nusrat Jahan was struck near the busy intersection of Lyon Street and.

Trudeau mum on details of security priorities amid calls to ask China to stop violating international law
At a press conference Saturday he said he had raised concerns about the.

Inside the nearly eight-year long fight of Brian Day, the doctor who would free Canadians from medicare
The trial of Dr. Brian Day’s long-delayed constitutional challenge of.

Toronto doctor committed ‘sexual impropriety’ on teen patient during pelvic exam, College of Physicians rules
The defence counsel argued that the woman had merely seen Dr. Donato.

Eighty-four years of Canadian parliamentary records are now online. We found the swear-y parts
‘I did make a mistake when I said the hon. member for Villeneuve is a.

Aide of ousted Egyptian president Morsi — held without charge for three years — returns to Canada
Khaled Al-Qazzaz was initially held incommunicado for more than five.

Philadelphia cop’s Fatherland tattoo ‘incredibly offensive’ to victims of Nazis, mayor says
A tattoo on the uniformed officer’s forearm shows a spread-winged eagle.

Don’t start popping bottles if you think Thursday’s byelection is an early death knell for the Wynne Liberals
The Liberals lost many races in the lead-up to the last general election.

Cargo and sailors stranded at sea as Hanjin bankruptcy causes global shipping chaos
The bankruptcy is having ‘a ripple effect throughout the global supply.

Shocking video shows the passenger of a car screaming racial slurs at an Edmonton man
When the middle-aged white man was confronted, he denied using the slur.


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‘2016 will be our best year’: How the geeks took over Montreal’s porn industry
Corporate consolidation and the Internet’s endless supply of free content.

Eight-year age difference makes planning tricky, but staggering retirement may lead to more security
This couple is expecting a ‘skinny retirement,’ but still want to build a.

Step aside algorithms, meet the tastemakers who curate the major streaming music services
As their popularity grows, music streaming services are increasingly.

How to strategically withdraw money from an RESP
Once your kids actually need the money, how to use the RESP may not be.

Court dismisses ‘vexatious’ allegations by Resolute Forest Products against Greenpeace
Resolute is suing the environmental activist organization after it.

The Artificial intelligence boom is raising questions about ethics and regulations
Five of the world’s largest tech companies are trying to create a standard.

Vancouver home sales plunge for second straight month in wake of new foreign-buyer tax
Greater Vancouver’s record-breaking housing market run appears to be over.

Federal court rules former CRTC commissioner denied procedural fairness in harassment investigation
Raj Shoan sought a judicial review over the findings of harassment and.

How schools and parents can start teaching kids about today’s most taboo topic — money
It’s something barely discussed at home, let alone at the dinner table. And.

There is already madness brewing in the oilpatch over Ottawa’s reefer legalization
Right now, most oil and gas companies pre-screen for alcohol and drug abuse.

Here are some things you should and shouldn’t have sold in May
It would have been nice to take the summer off, but there was money to be.

How National Energy Board efforts to engage with Quebec backfired with claims of improper behaviour
Claudia Cattaneo: Activists are demanding that two NEB panel members be.

Facebook Inc users can’t sue as group over advertising data use, U.S. judge rules
Users accused the social network ‘automatically and surreptitiously’.

BlackBerry teams with Samsung on ‘spy-proof’ tablet for German government agencies
The device includes a security card plus encryption and certification.

‘Elon could implode’: Musk’s terrible, horrible, no good US$779-million day as risky bets pile up
Musk has a history of throwing money after grand visions, like weening the.

Oil snaps four days of declines as Russia backs oil-freeze deal with OPEC
Russia says it’s ready to take part in informal talks with OPEC later this.

Here’s what we can expect from Apple’s ‘See you on the 7th’ event next week
Some industry watchers think the event’s title is a play on words for the.

Galaxy Note 7 recall poses threat to Samsung suppliers
The financial impact of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall may be felt most.

Lithium fantasies vs. bitter realities
Startup lithium companies now number over 100 in Canada and around the.

Cara Operations beefs up restaurant presence in Quebec as St-Hubert chicken deal closes
Cara of Vaughan, Ont. says the ‘historic alliance’ will provide St-Hubert.


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Denver Business Journal warns some renewal notices aren – t legit – The Denver

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Denver Business Journal warns some renewal notices aren t legit

The Denver Business Journal has alerted subscribers that they have no connection with United Publishers Network, a company sending out renewal notices for subscriptions that have not expired.

They are not authorized to offer our subscriptions. If you received one of these notices or phone calls, we suggest you ignore it, a message left on subscribers phones said Monday morning.

United Publishers Network is accused of improperly soliciting subscription renewals for magazines and newspapers, including the Denver Business Journal and other publications in the Charlotte, N.C.- based American City Business Journals newspaper chain.

ACBJ is attempting to determine how United Publishers Network obtained its subscriber list.

American City Business Journals parent company has our in-house counsel doing the due diligence right now to figure out exactly what we need to do to get these guys to stop, Denver Business Journal publisher Pete Casillas said, adding that UPN s solicitation is more or less a scam. In the meantime, our position has been to inform our subscribers that these folks are out there and to disregard their notes.

We do know that no credit-card information has been compromised, he said.

In the past three years, the Better Business Bureau has received 875 complaints against United Publishers Network, including 153 problems with the product/service and 371 billing/collection issues.

Carol Garton, vice president of marketing for the Better Business Bureau Denver/Boulder, said that United Publishers Network has an F rating from the BBB.

Consumers allege they receive bills from this company for magazines they currently have subscriptions for, implying it is time for renewal, Garton said. However, consumers claim the subscriptions are not expired, nor did they originally order through this company.

She said consumers alleged that United Publishers Network s renewal advertisement states it has the lowest renewal fee, but subscribers find that renewing directly through the publisher costs less. They also claim that the company charges a $20 processing fee to cancel renewals.

Garton said people who are solicited by phone or letter should always call the Business Journal they are working with and check to see what they received is an actual bill.

The Denver Business Journal said legitimate renewal notices and subscription offers will always display an official logo and ask that payments be sent to the company s service center in Charlotte. People with questions about their subscriptions can call 866-853-3661.

United Publishers Network did not respond to a request for comment.


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Lakeland Community College’s College Credit Plus Program (CCP) offers high school students the opportunity to enroll at Lakeland on a part-time or full-time basis, and earn college credit which may also be used to fulfill their high school graduation requirements.

The intent of the CCP program is to offer a broad range of college level classes which provide educational opportunities not typically available in high school. Admission into this program is open to students who have clearly demonstrated the ability to handle college-level coursework.

Criteria for Participation

Interested students and their parents should follow the 5 steps below to determine eligibility to participate in CCP.

  1. Attend a high school CCP information session .
  2. File a CCP application with Lakeland Community College.
  3. Submit High School Transcripts
  4. Register for placement test and place into college level English either through successful completion of Lakeland’s Placement Test or submission of acceptable ACT/SAT scores.

**To participate in math courses through CCP, students must have successfully completed Algebra 2 and place into college-level math.

  • Attend a CCP new student orientation and registration session. Parents are required to attend with their child.

    Mandatory for Home School and Nonpublic Students:

    Home School Students


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  • Twitter is looking for ways to let users flag fake news, offensive content –

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    Twitter is looking for ways to let users flag fake news, offensive content

    Twitter is exploring adding a feature that would let users flag tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information, according to two people familiar with the company’s projects.

    The feature, which is still in a prototype phase and may never be released, is part of the company’s uphill battle against rampant abuse on its platform. It could look like a tiny tab appearing in a drop-down menu alongside tweets, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details of the effort.

    Twitter has been plagued by many issues, such as fake accounts that can be purchased outright for pennies and that spread automated messages and false stories. Extremists use the service as a recruiting tool, and hate-spewing trolls have threatened women and minorities.

    These long-standing problems gained new urgency in the aftermath of the presidential election, when critics and researchers pointed to the toxic effect of social media on the public debate. Two-thirds of American adults say fabricated news stories that spread on social media have caused a “great deal of confusion ” about basic facts and public events, according to a December poll from Pew Research Center. One estimate from the service Twitter Audit found that 59 percent of President Trump’s followers are bots or fake accounts, while Hillary Clinton’s are 66 percent bots. (Twitter does not comment on third-party estimates.)

    Twitter spokeswoman Emily Horne said the company had “no current plans to launch” the feature but said she would not comment on whether it was being tested. “There are no current plans to launch any type of product along these lines,” she said.

    Horne pointed to a company blog post from earlier this month which said that Twitter was adding personnel and resources, and building new tools, but shared few details about the effort.

    Twitter is “working hard to detect spammy behaviors,” Vice President of Policy Colin Crowell said in a blog post earlier this month. Such behaviors include automated accounts that retweet the same message over and over or all at once in a concerted effort to manipulate trending topics, he noted. “We’ve been doubling down on our efforts,” Crowell said.

    Facebook is also crowdsourcing the fake-news fight. In March, the company rolled out a tool that lets users flag content they think might be false by clicking a tab to dispute it. If enough people click “dispute,” the story is sent to independent fact checkers that Facebook has partnered with.

    Google has also asked the public to help spot pages that are misleading or offensive.

    It was not clear how Twitter’s crowdsourcing feature would function, and the company is still researching how to design it, one person said. The process is moving slowly in part because there are concerns that people could use the new button to game the system, the way other aspects of Twitter have been manipulated. Twitter’s process for testing new features usually begins with prototyping. The next step is for employees to test the product internally before it gets released to a small subset of the public before being launched throughout the service. Many prototypes never make it to the wider employee testing phase.

    Another aspect of Twitter’s developing efforts includes a focus on machine learning, a method in which software attempts to detect micro-signals from accounts to determine whether they are fake. For example, if an account tweeting political messages in English consistently comes from an IP address in Russia, whose government has tried to influence U.S. elections, the company might take notice.

    The company could also look at whether certain accounts are frequently retweeted by people associated with credible or verified accounts, such as reporters at mainstream news organizations, or whether a news site has previously been associated with false information.

    Given the sheer scale of social media, curtailing this type of abuse is a formidable challenge even for wealthy tech companies. Twitter has more than 300 million monthly users, and Facebook announced earlier this week that it reached 2 billion users. There is also a fine line between abuse and free speech, and between false and sensational content, and technology companies have struggled to define the problem. Philosophically, they’ve also been reluctant to accept their newfound responsibilities — they do not want to be in the business of policing their users’ free expression.

    “We, as a company, should not be the arbiter of truth,” Crowell wrote earlier this month. He emphasized that Twitter users — “journalists, experts, and engaged citizens” — tweet side by side to correct public discourse every day in real time.

    Still, critics point out that Twitter and other social-media companies are already arbiters and, however reluctantly, have steadily been increasing their roles in policing content. A ProPublica investigation of Facebook’s policies toward removing content shows decision-making that is becoming increasingly elaborate and sometimes contradictory. For example, the company decided that Facebook posts denouncing white men as racist would be removed while posts calling for the killing of “radical Muslims” would stay up, because radical Muslims are a subset of a protected class. The policy calls only for protecting individuals who are part of a protected class, but not a subset, according to the ProPublica report.


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    Pro Active Physical Therapy – Be Active #proactive, #pro #active, #physical #therapy, #therapy, #hand

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    ProActive Physical Therapy was founded to provide the highest quality, evidence-based Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. We strive to be known as the The Center of Excellence for Orthopedic Physical Therapy . Clinical expertise and outstanding customer service are the hallmarks of our facility. Each patient will receive individualized quality hands-on care and appropriately designed treatment programs delivered with integrity and professionalism.

    ProActive Physical Therapy delivers the highest quality of rehabilitative care provided by licensed Physical Therapists. Our Therapists have completed hundreds of post-graduate education hours and have received several additional certifications beyond formal physical therapy education. These certifications include Active Release Techniques (ART ) and Trigger Point Dry Needling. Other credentials include doctorate level education in Physical Therapy. At ProActive Physical Therapy you will ALWAYS be seen by a Licensed Physical Therapist at each visit. We feel strongly that you are paying for the highest quality of care, and deserve to see a physical therapist at each visit. We strive to stay abreast of the current, evidence/research to guide our treatment plans. By seeing a physical therapist who subscribes to Evidence Based Practice it is likely you will improve at a faster rate allowing you to return to activities of daily living, work, and sports sooner. This allows us to deliver the best possible care to you in a cost effective manner.


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    National Post #new #small #business #loans


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    Too much of a good thing: How Ontario’s Liberals bungled the green energy file
    An industry insider on how Ontario created an untenable electric system and.

    The environmental crowd knows no compromise
    The NEB protesters and their ilk would, if they could, bring us back to the.

    Trudeau criticizes ‘divisive, fearful rhetoric’ of anti-globalization forces as leaders gather for G20
    In what seemed an overt reference to U.S. presidential candidate Donald.

    Edmonton man arrested for aggravated assault after saving his mother from two ‘violent’ carjackers
    Johnathan Tews tackled one carjacker to the ground and chased the other.

    Toronto man on terrorism peace bond owned assault rifle, but his father broke it into pieces, court hears
    When police searched Abdul’s family’s apartment in an attempt to find the.

    With UN peacekeeping missions steeped in scandal, Canada looks to re-engage and keep its soul
    Well Canada, welcome back to the bureaucratic, buck-passing.

    Prison no place for mentally ill Ottawa woman convicted of keeping teen girls as sex slaves
    These were serious, genuine crimes, with genuine victims. But it looks to.

    Canadian businesses look to capitalize on popularity of ‘handsome’ Trudeau — or ‘Little Potato’ — in China
    Though much of that popularity is simple excitement over Trudeau’s youth.

    Mother of three survives car crash only to be gunned down moments later by the other driver, police say
    Rifle in hand, the driver of the SUV walked toward Pearl and — as she held.

    Canadian navy to decommission its last research vessel, leaked documents reveal
    The country’s defence scientists no longer have their own ship to conduct.

    Diplomat’s daughter, 23, cycling in Ottawa bike lane ‘right-hooked’ by turning truck and killed
    Nusrat Jahan was struck near the busy intersection of Lyon Street and.

    Trudeau mum on details of security priorities amid calls to ask China to stop violating international law
    At a press conference Saturday he said he had raised concerns about the.

    Inside the nearly eight-year long fight of Brian Day, the doctor who would free Canadians from medicare
    The trial of Dr. Brian Day’s long-delayed constitutional challenge of.

    Toronto doctor committed ‘sexual impropriety’ on teen patient during pelvic exam, College of Physicians rules
    The defence counsel argued that the woman had merely seen Dr. Donato.

    Eighty-four years of Canadian parliamentary records are now online. We found the swear-y parts
    ‘I did make a mistake when I said the hon. member for Villeneuve is a.

    Aide of ousted Egyptian president Morsi — held without charge for three years — returns to Canada
    Khaled Al-Qazzaz was initially held incommunicado for more than five.

    Philadelphia cop’s Fatherland tattoo ‘incredibly offensive’ to victims of Nazis, mayor says
    A tattoo on the uniformed officer’s forearm shows a spread-winged eagle.

    Don’t start popping bottles if you think Thursday’s byelection is an early death knell for the Wynne Liberals
    The Liberals lost many races in the lead-up to the last general election.

    Cargo and sailors stranded at sea as Hanjin bankruptcy causes global shipping chaos
    The bankruptcy is having ‘a ripple effect throughout the global supply.

    Shocking video shows the passenger of a car screaming racial slurs at an Edmonton man
    When the middle-aged white man was confronted, he denied using the slur.


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    5 Tips to Manage Logistics Efficiently #guest #post,logistics,supply #chain,management


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    5 Tips to Manage Logistics Efficiently

    Guest post by Brenda Harris

    Logistics deals with the questions of what, where, how and when materials must be supplied from where to where, how should it be transported, and when must it arrive for the entire operation to progress smoothly with minimal interruptions. The logistics chain in any operation is difficult to manage, and unless you re extremely efficient, prepared to anticipate problems and execute contingency plans, you re going to find it stressful. So it s important that you keep yourself sharp and continue to hone your skills. Efficient logistics managers generally adopt the following practices in order to excel at their jobs:

    • Plan ahead. The hallmark of an efficient logistics manager lies in the planning process. When the plan is foolproof, there is minimal chance of failure or a breakdown in the chain, unless there are extenuating circumstances. So a good logistics manager will know how to plan well head to eliminate the possibility of any delays in the supply chain.
    • Don t be overconfident: Even though the plan may be foolproof, logistics managers worth their salt know that they can never be overconfident that nothing can go wrong. They always keep in mind Murphy s Law: if something can go wrong, it will. So, have contingency plans lined up. They know that it s foolish to depend on only one supplier or vendor and generally have a broad network of sources for the products and services they need.
    • Never panic: Keeping a cool head in the face of a disaster is essential if you want to improve your logistics management skills. If you panic or worse, show that you re losing control, the situation could go haywire and your entire operation could end up in shambles. To become a better logistics manager, you must be able to think on the fly and come up with temporary solutions instead of going into a tizzy and losing your cool. When you know how to make the best of a bad situation, you don t tend to panic and upset everyone else working with you too.
    • Cultivate strong relationships along the supply chain: Logistics managers know that their entire operation is only as strong as the weakest link in the supply chain. So they take great pains to forge strong and honest relationships with their suppliers and vendors so that the goodwill they earn keeps their operations moving flawlessly. They know that even one bad relationship can sour the entire supply chain and cause failure.
    • Learn from mistakes: And finally, the best logistics managers know and accept that they are bound to make mistakes. They don t make excuses for them, rather, they use them as stepping stones to success, learn from their mistakes and chalk it up to experience.

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    Post & Panel Signs by Signarama #sf #business #times


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    Post and Panel Signs

    Post and Panel signs are an economical and versatile solution to many of your company s external signage needs.

    Whether you need to identify your business, inform, advertise, or even to direct traffic, Post and Panel signs are an excellent way to communicate with your customers. Signarama s custom signs can be manufactured in various sizes and shapes to your exacting specifications. Post and Panel signs come in a variety of durable and long lasting materials suitable for your particular applications.

    Some common uses include:

    Temporary real estate signs construction site and development signage

    Extruded aluminum signs and metal signs are a favorite for property managers, industrial and government signage

    Popular business signs include carved or sandblasted wood signs, extruded aluminum custom shaped metal panels, PVC post and panels

    Personalized options are as wide-ranging as your business needs. Full color high resolution graphics, custom paint colors, cut vinyl lettering, or even dimensional lettering for a more elegant look to complete your custom design. Changeable letter Post and Panel inserts or scrolling LED message boards are available to communicate your changing messages.

    From consultation to installation and permitting our sign experts at Signarama can assist you to find your perfect custom sign to match your companies requirements.

    Custom Post Panel Signs

    Custom wood signs can create that rustic, warm, and handcrafted look that you are aspiring to portray. Some businesses that choose to depict this type of Arcadian look are spa s, doctors offices, restaurants, bars and camps. Some individuals choose to add to their personal d cor by adding a homey wood sign in their log cabin or home.

    Whether the purpose is to show off your company s logo or add some flare to your home, Signarama is your leading provider. Custom wood signs can be displayed in front of your work location for long term use despite of our world s natural elements, or inside to provide information or direction for your clients and employees. Signarama is the world s largest full service sign company and we pride ourselves in our fabrication of signs and strive on creating a beautiful end result for you and/or for your company.

    Since every sign is custom made, this enables you to take almost any vision you have and bring it to life. Your options for shapes and sizes are endless. If you are stuck on finalizing an idea for your project, let us work with you so we can help you hone your thoughts. Since we have access to the industry s leading sign designers, the sky is the limit for our customers. Call us today for more information or for a quote.

    Features

    • Used for directional and building identification
    • Structure design allows for many options
    • Modular design can be built to any application

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    • Use reflective lettering for visibility at night
    • High durability for exterior applications

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