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Andrew Coyne on Twitter: The theory of democracy that Ford is outlining just now is not just anti-constitutional, it is pre-constitutional. It is pure majoritarianism, without regard for the rule of law. It is the *opposite* of “limited government.”
@acoyne: The theory of democracy that Ford is outlining just now is not just anti-constitutional, it is pre-constitutional. It is pure majoritarianism, without regard for the rule of law. It is the *opposite* of “limited government.”
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David Miller T.O. on Twitter: Metrolinx can’t even build a link between UPX/ GO Bloor and TYC Dundas W stops in 15 years. Why anyone would think they should own the subway is incomprehensible
@iamdavidmiller: Metrolinx can’t even build a link between UPX/ GO Bloor and TYC Dundas W stops in 15 years. Why anyone would think they should own the subway is incomprehensible
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Canada's notwithstanding clause — what's that again? | CBC News
The Parti Québécois government in Quebec chose to object to the new Constitution's terms by including a notwithstanding clause in every piece of legislation it introduced from 1982 to 1985. The Supreme Court of Canada had ruled that parts of Quebec's language law (Bill 101) related to French-language signage were an unreasonable limitation on the charter guarantees of freedom of expression. Pierre Trudeau, who was then prime minister, argued against the idea of a notwithstanding clause but faced opposition from provinces that wanted a way to override some charter guarantees. Finally, on the night of Nov. 4, 1981, then-justice minister Jean Chrétien and Saskatchewan's then-attorney general Roy Romanow hammered out the so-called "Kitchen Accord" — a compromise that included an entrenched charter of rights along with notwithstanding provisions. The federal cabinet could potentially pass legislation to override Ford's use of the clause, said Ian Brodie, a political science professor at the University of Calgary who served as chief of staff to former prime minister Stephen Harper, but such a move is unlikely.
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Bank jobs in Europe have fallen to a 20-year low — Quartz
Banks in Europe have cut jobs to the lowest in at least 20 years https://ift.tt/2Qo4KPe Prospective https://ift.tt/2CZJA7N September 12, 2018 at 01:22PM

European banks are cutting headcount across the continent, as branches close and customers handle more of their financial needs online. This presents an opportunity for leaner digital-focused startups, but also raises concerns for people with less access to, or familiarity with, internet banking.

Technology is transforming the financial industry. More than half of EU residents used internet banking in 2017, compared with 29% in 2008, according to the European Banking Federation.

This has had a substantial impact on the livelihoods of people who work in the banking industry. The number of people in the EU employed by banks has fallen to the lowest level since at least 1997, the year the European Central Bank’s data begins. Bank employment fell by 70,000 last year, to about 2.7 million.

Bank branches are also closing. More than 5,800 were shut down last year, bringing the total number still open to around 183,000. More than 18,000 branches have closed in Spain since 2007, the most in the EU, following by 8,769 for Germany, and 5,800 for Italy.

Germany’s financial sector still stands out as the most bloated in the EU, however, with more than 600,000 workers (nearly double that of the UK). However the complex, three-tier system of private banks, public savings banks, and credit unions is showing signs of downsizing more quickly than in other EU countries.

The shift to electronic payments and internet banking is an opportunity for financial startups that don’t have the money or interest required to run storefront locations. However, a concern for regulators is how to maintain financial services for people who still rely on cash or have limited access to the internet. Financial industry jobs are also an important driver for the economy; if employment in the sector continues to decline, this too will be a growing concern for policymakers as well as regular people, whatever their feelings towards bankers.

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Bika Rebek on Twitter: Just finished Artifical (Un)intelligence by @merbroussard It's a great read critically examining the historical origins of technochauvinism. If you ever felt like technology is biased against women and minorities, this book will hel
@BikaRebek: Just finished Artifical (Un)intelligence by @merbroussard
It's a great read critically examining the historical origins of technochauvinism. If you ever felt like technology is biased against women and minorities, this book will help explain why.
https://t.co/S1UN7WCqcW

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/artificial-unintelligence
10 days ago by sechilds
Bank jobs in Europe have fallen to a 20-year low — Quartz
Banks in Europe have cut jobs to the lowest in at least 20 years September 12, 2018 at 07:22AM https://ift.tt/2Qo4KPe

European banks are cutting headcount across the continent, as branches close and customers handle more of their financial needs online. This presents an opportunity for leaner digital-focused startups, but also raises concerns for people with less access to, or familiarity with, internet banking.

Technology is transforming the financial industry. More than half of EU residents used internet banking in 2017, compared with 29% in 2008, according to the European Banking Federation.

This has had a substantial impact on the livelihoods of people who work in the banking industry. The number of people in the EU employed by banks has fallen to the lowest level since at least 1997, the year the European Central Bank’s data begins. Bank employment fell by 70,000 last year, to about 2.7 million.

Bank branches are also closing. More than 5,800 were shut down last year, bringing the total number still open to around 183,000. More than 18,000 branches have closed in Spain since 2007, the most in the EU, following by 8,769 for Germany, and 5,800 for Italy.

Germany’s financial sector still stands out as the most bloated in the EU, however, with more than 600,000 workers (nearly double that of the UK). However the complex, three-tier system of private banks, public savings banks, and credit unions is showing signs of downsizing more quickly than in other EU countries.

The shift to electronic payments and internet banking is an opportunity for financial startups that don’t have the money or interest required to run storefront locations. However, a concern for regulators is how to maintain financial services for people who still rely on cash or have limited access to the internet. Financial industry jobs are also an important driver for the economy; if employment in the sector continues to decline, this too will be a growing concern for policymakers as well as regular people, whatever their feelings towards bankers.

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European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - State of the Union 2018: Questions and Answers - Towards a new 'Africa – Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs'
State of the Union 2018: Questions and Answers - Towards a new 'Africa – Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment ... September 12, 2018 at 07:17AM https://ift.tt/2MpIW2R

State of the Union 2018: Questions and Answers - Towards a new 'Africa – Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment ...  EU NewsFull coverage

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Lasers, I reckon.

Which blink on and off, so you have to jump through at the right time, else you are denied entry.
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Most of the gold bugs are also Tea Party people as well as Trumpanzees. The Venn diagram is essentially a single ci…
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Buck-a-Burrata on Twitter: Let’s say it together: the Ford government is using the Notwithstanding Clause to override the Charter of Rights & Freedoms, Canada’s Constitution, to fundamentally change the rules of an ongoing democratic election in C
@shawnmicallef: Let’s say it together: the Ford government is using the Notwithstanding Clause to override the Charter of Rights & Freedoms, Canada’s Constitution, to fundamentally change the rules of an ongoing democratic election in Canada.

Saying it aloud seems like an Oliver Stone fiction.
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Grady Booch on Twitter: Today’s lesson. Non-white/non-male developers have to put up with a veritable tsunami of crap just because they are not white or male. The story of computing is the story of humanity. Everyone needs the opportunity to be a part o
@Grady_Booch: Today’s lesson.

Non-white/non-male developers have to put up with a veritable tsunami of crap just because they are not white or male.

The story of computing is the story of humanity.

Everyone needs the opportunity to be a part of that story.
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Es Devlin: Please Feed the Lions | London Design Festival
Overnight on Monday 17 September, a fifth fluorescent red lion will join the pride, facing northwards towards the National Gallery. This new lion will not be silent: it roars poetry, and the words it roars will be chosen by the public. Everyone is invited to “feed the lion”, but this lion only eats words.
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Election day 19: Liberals promise 'superclusters' | CBC News
A supercluster is an area of interconnected businesses, supplies and post-secondary and research institutions, all working together for a long-term competitive advantage and global brand recognition, said Liberal Party spokesperson Jonathan Tower. Liberal Party Leader Brian Gallant promised three more "superclusters," citing the cybersecurity industry as an example of one already existing. He would amend the Clean Air Act to include carbon dioxide emissions to regulate carbon-producing industries such as oil refineries. He also would push for an effective public transportation system, including buses, marine and river ferries and rail, he said. Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs spoke at the legislative building Monday morning, reiterating his opposition to a carbon tax for New Brunswickers.
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まひろちゃん( )の衣装、宇宙モチーフたくさん散りばめてるので見て下さい🙌
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Amazon.com: Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times (9780399185427): Mark Leibovich: Books
“The high point of any monster movie, whether you’re talking “King Kong” or “Jurassic Park,” comes at the moment when you finally get a full view of the giant beast. You’ve caught a glimpse or two, heard a roar in the distance, but when you finally see the monster’s full immensity, it’s a sight to behold … and you wonder how in the hell your little heroes are going to survive its fury Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times, an exceptional new behind-the-scenes book by Mark Leibovitch, is a monster movie disguised as investigative journalism. Running from 2014 right on up to this year, Leibovitch’s narrative presents the NFL’s owners and commissioner in all their bumbling, well-meaning, self-serving, self-satisfied glory … and shows in high definition how unprepared they were for the monster that stomped in to demolish everything they hold dear.” — Yahoo Sports
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Charges Dropped Against UCLA Professor In Deadly Lab Fire
LOS ANGELES, CA — Criminal charges stemming from a 2008 laboratory fire that killed a research assistant were dismissed against a UCLA chemistry professor last week, nine months earlier than expected and over the objection of prosecutors, the District Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday.

Patrick Harran entered into a five-year deferred-prosecution agreement with the District Attorney's Office in 2014. Under the agreement, Harran was ordered to meet a series of requirements, including 800 hours of non- teaching community service at the UCLA Hospital System/UCLA Health Services.

Although that agreement was not scheduled to end until next June, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge George Lomeli ruled during a hearing last Thursday that Harran had already met all the terms of the agreement, and he dismissed the criminal case against him, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Greg Risling, spokesman for the District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors objected to the dismissal, which was granted "nine months earlier when the case was set to be dismissed."

Harran, who still works at UCLA, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Vicious Rumors Spread Like Wildfire On WhatsApp — And Destroyed A Village
In attempting to fulfill Facebook’s current mission — to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together” — Zuckerberg and his team of Silicon Valley–based executives failed to foresee its malignant applications: misinformation, propaganda, rumor, hate. On July 3, two days after the fatal beatings in Rainpada, India’s Information Technology Ministry released a public statement calling the “irresponsible and explosive messages filled with rumors and provocation” on WhatsApp a matter of deep concern. For years, the thousand people in this hamlet nestled at the western edge of Dhule — a district that India’s government counts among the country’s most underdeveloped — have led a simple existence, eking out a living by selling maize to wholesalers in the nearest small town. Hundreds of miles away as young people in India’s cities post Instagram stories from trendy lounges and throbbing discotheques, the village youngsters create their own digital watering holes atop these hills with their cheap Android phones and inexpensive prepaid data plans with dozens of gigabytes. In her view, the original product was developed “to remove all friction from sharing” without prompts to “contextualize or comment” on forwarded content, a dangerous precedent that — when put in an environment where people are less educated, less experienced about the web — can have dire consequences.
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Adam Radwanski on Twitter: Doug Ford is turning something that he didn't run on, that serves no urgent purpose, that his base wasn't clamouring for, and that seems to be based mostly on personal beefs from his days as a municipal politician into his defin
@aradwanski: Doug Ford is turning something that he didn't run on, that serves no urgent purpose, that his base wasn't clamouring for, and that seems to be based mostly on personal beefs from his days as a municipal politician into his defining issue as premier.
10 days ago by sechilds
Kevin Milligan on Twitter: What he did campaign on was fixing Ontario's finances. Given the fiscal mess he inherited, that's a task requiring much political capital, effort, and energy. Torching the legal system to micromanage the TO city council is an od
@kevinmilligan: What he did campaign on was fixing Ontario's finances. Given the fiscal mess he inherited, that's a task requiring much political capital, effort, and energy.

Torching the legal system to micromanage the TO city council is an odd way to proceed.... https://t.co/WSc8UbFGcI

https://twitter.com/aradwanski/status/1039217273167388672
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Doug Ford's law to slash Toronto council is unfair—but the court shouldn't have spiked it - Macleans.ca
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