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Alleged Yahoo hacker Karim Baratov to forgo extradition hearing

HAMILTON - A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails will forgo his extradition hearing and go face the charges in the United States in what his lawyer has called an effort to speed up the legal process.
Karim Baratov signed documents agreeing to waive the hearing before a Hamilton judge on Friday, after weighing the decision for months.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Andrew Goodman warned Baratov that the move could leave him open to more charges in the U.S., prompting the 22-year-old’s lawyer to confirm…

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Alberta considering changes to impaired driving legislation

The Government of Alberta has announced that it will “look at implementing changes” to impaired driving legislation in the province following a recent Court of Appeal of Alberta decision. On May 18, 2017, the Court of Appeal ruled that part

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Global reinsurers’ first-half 2017 results reflect pricing pressure, consolidation expected: Fitch

Global reinsurers’ first half 2017 results provide further evidence of continuing pressure on pricing and earnings, Fitch Ratings said in a report released on Monday. “Intense competition among global reinsurers and the abundance of capital invested in the sector mean

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Tug vessels that collided had no formal safety management systems: TSB

A May, 2016 collision between two logging tugs near Nanaimo, British Columbia demonstrates that some marine firms are “not effectively managing their safety risks,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in a report released Thursday. On May 24, 2016,

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Expected insured losses from present-day Hurricane Andrew would total US$56 billion: AIR Worldwide

If Hurricane Andrew were to occur today, 25 years after its original landfall, the expected total industry insured losses (based on today’s exposures) would be approximately US$56 billion in the United States, catastrophe risk modelling firm AIR Worldwide reported on

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Emergency broadcast station being considered in New Brunswick following January ice storm

New Brunswick’s primary electrical utility in the province, NB Power, and the province’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) said on Friday that they considering creating a dedicated emergency broadcast station to provide essential information to people in the province in times of crisis. The consideration is one of 51 recommendations contained in a provincial review of the Atlantic Canada storm in the winter of 2017, released on Friday. From Jan. 24-26, an ice storm hit central and eastern New Brunswick, from Miscou Island to Sackville. The intense low-pressure system resulted in…

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Polled security professionals in U.S. find securing disconnected systems a challenge

Recently surveyed IT security professionals in the U.S. say securing systems that are disconnected from their corporate networks is a challenge, a situation that could worsen over time, reports Los Angeles-based Lieberman Software Corporation. Polled at Black Hat USA 2017,

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B.C. extends province-wide state of emergency for the third time

British Columbia’s Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General announced on Friday that it has formally extended its province-wide state of emergency for the third time. The state of emergency now runs through to the end of the day on

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Accenture launches “Liquid Studio” in Toronto to help clients accelerate digital transformation

Global professional services company Accenture has opened a new “Liquid Studio” in Toronto to help clients “to turn ideas into innovative applications and solutions with speed and agility.” The Liquid Studio uses rapid development approaches, including agile methodologies and DevOps

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Tenant’s insurer not liable for subrogated home fire claim arising from vehicle repair

A subrogated fire claim – arising from a tenant repairing his vehicle at home – is excluded from the tenant’s home policy because the fire arose from “use” of a motor vehicle, an Ontario court recently ruled. In June, 2007,

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