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TTC launches app to report harassment

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The TTC is taking a big step towards making you feel safe when you ride the rocket. The transit agency has launched a new safety smartphone app to combat harassment and improve customer safety. Through the app, customers can discreetly report incidents — as well as any alleged misconduct by TTC employees. “What we’re doing is trying to use the ...

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Brampton to commit $150M to the new university

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Today at Committee of Council, Brampton Councillors committed to an investment strategy for a new university facility and a centre for education, innovation and collaboration in downtown Brampton. Council endorsed, in principle, investing up to $50M over 10 years into a post-secondary facility, and up to $100M into joint-use community space to support a university, business innovation and collaboration, community ...

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McCafė drinks will soon hit store soon – McDonald’s

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McDonald’s says it will soon sell some of its McCafe drinks in bottles at supermarkets and other stores, catching up with coffee rivals Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. The fast-food giant said Wednesday it signed a deal with Coca-Cola Co. that will bring three flavors of its McCafe Frappe drinks to stores early next year. Dunkin’ Donuts signed a similar deal ...

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France to end oil gas production by 2040

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France plans to pass legislation this year to phase out all oil and gas exploration and production on its mainland and overseas territories by 2040, becoming the first country to do so, according to a draft bill presented on Wednesday. President Emmanuel Macron wants to make France carbon neutral by 2050 and plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions by leaving ...

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A Nigerian has discovered the cure to HIV, Mr. Ezeibe.

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The HIV cure found by a Nigerian doctor has been approved world wide after a meeting with the Nigerian ministry of health and expect from world health organization(WHO) he also said that the drug will be free to Nigeria citizens, The VC of Micheal Okpara university also said that Mr. Ezeibe had equally presented the drug to his colleagues in ...

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Usain Bolt boast: “It may take 20 years to break my record”

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Jamaican athlete , Usain Bolt who is the only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-metre track titles at three consecutive Olympics and holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 seems pretty confident despite the fact that he’s retired. At a recent event in Japan, Bolt spoke about hs achievements and records ...

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Europe to seek Google tax reform

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Europe finance ministers are set to discuss changing rules so that tech giants such as Google or Facebook are on the hook to pay more taxes in Europe. European regulators have become increasingly aggressive against US technology giants seen by officials as gaining too much power, with Amazon and Apple also facing scrutiny. “It is urgent to close the gap ...

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Kompany out of Man City’s Liverpool clash

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will miss his side’s Premier League showdown with Liverpool on Saturday due to a calf injury, manager Pep Guardiola revealed on Friday. The centre-back, who has a long history of calf problems, sustained the injury after completing the 90 minutes of Belgium’s 4-0 victory over Gibraltar in World Cup qualifying last week. “He played with ...

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UPDATED: Death toll in Mexican Earthquake rises to 32 victims

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The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck Mexico has risen to 32, the governor of the southern state of Oaxaca said Friday. Alejandro Murat told local television that 17 of the deaths were recorded in the southeastern town of Juchitan. In Juchitan “there are collapsed houses with people inside,” Luis Felipe, the federal civil protection coordinator, told Televisa ...

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Italian policemen accused of raping two American students

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Italian police officers are under investigation for the alleged rape of two US students in Florence, media said Friday. The women, aged 19 and 21, were in a nightclub on Wednesday night when a fight broke out and the owner called the police. Six officers arrived, with four leaving shortly afterward when calm was restored, the reports said. The two ...

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Naira is likely to depreciate on dollar shortage

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The Naira may depreciate against the United States dollar at the parallel market on dollar shortage next week. The local currency closed at 365/dollar on Thursday, the same level it recorded on Wedneesday. The local currency has been trading flat at 365/dollar since Monday. This was despite a $250m dollar injection by the Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday. The ...

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Oil market price rises to $55 as hurricanes damage refineries

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Oil-markets on Friday saw Brent crude supported by Saudi Arabia hoping to cut October supplies, while United States crude was curbed by refinery-outages due to Hurricane-Harvey damages, which dented demand. Focus was shifting to three other hurricanes that are currently tearing through the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Brent crude futures rose to 54.57 dollars a barrel at 0735 GMT, ...

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