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Novel AI technology could help protect water supplies

Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based software that could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health. The new technology is capable of identifying and quantifying different kinds of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, as a threat to shut down water systems when it suddenly prolifera...

23 hours ago
Indian man shot dead in Canada, 2 charged

Ottawa, July 19 (IANS) A 27-year-old Indian man has been shot dead in his home in Canada's Brampton city, police said. Two suspects in the case have surrendered and charged with first-degree murder, while the other two are absconding. Palwinder Singh was a truck driver and had immigrated to Canada in 2009. He was shot dead in his home in Donwoods Court in the area of Countryside Drive an...

1 day ago
'The Untold Story of Sunny Leone' doesn't tell much

Web series: Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone; Director: Aditya Dutt; Cast: Sunny Leone, Karanvir Lamba, Rysa Saujani, Raj Arjun, Grusha Kapoor and Bijay Anand; Rating: ** There is little here in this 10-part series chronicling the rise of Sunny Leone from porn to Bollywood that we don't know already. Sunny, who is a beautiful, articulate and clear-headed woman in real life...

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NAFTA renegotiations to resume in Washington

Mexico City, July 19 (IANS) Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will restart on July 26 in Washington, Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo has said. The three countries are resuming negotiations, Guajardo told the media on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. Negotiators from Mexico, the US and Canada will be present at the talks.

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Two Indians in all women South Pole expedition

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Two Indians - a ramp model and a student - are all geared up for a all-women South Pole expedition to be led by a septuagenarian Guinness World Record holder Briton Janice Meek starting end December, the duo said on Wednesday. Madhabilata Mitra of Kolkata and Tanvi Buch from Mumbai, sitting alongside Meek, beamed with excitement while sharing the details of the e...

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4th leg of 3x3 Basketball League in Chennai on July 21-22

Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The fourth leg of the 3x3 Basketball League (3BL) will be held here on July 21 and 22. The fourth leg will see the addition of Canada's Bikramjit Gill, joining the Indian and international basketball players in 3BL including Leandro Souza de Lima, Inderbir Singh Gill and Kiran Shastri who will be putting on their best show. The Chennai round will witness a...

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'Funding dogs global women entrepreneurs from scaling businesses'

Toronto, July 18 (IANS) Women entrepreneurs worldwide face funding challenge to scale their businesses due to investors' trust deficit in the success of their firms, said some of them at a global women entrepreneur summit here. Investors, who are largely men, are often interested in putting their money into firms run by young men in their 20s with no experience compared to women in 40s w...

2 days ago
Scientists discover new 'Meghalayan age' in Earth's history

London, July 18 (IANS) Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter -- the Meghalayan Age -- the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilizations worldwide. The new classification came about after stalagmites on the floors of caves in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya were discove...

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Cirque du Soleil to make its India debut in November

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Globally popular live entertainment company Cirque du Soleil is set to come to India for the first time later this year, with shows in Delhi and Mumbai. It has partnered with BookMyShow to make its India foray. Canada-based Cirque du Soleil's new touring show 'Bazzar', its 43rd original production, will have its world premiere in India this November, bef...

2 days ago
Scientists discover new 'Maghalayan age' in Earth's history

London, July 18 (IANS) Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter -- the Meghalayan Age -- the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilisations worldwide. They divide up the 4.6-billion-year Earth existence into slices of time. Each slice corresponding to significant happenings -- such a...

3 days ago
'Feminist' Canada funds women to grow businesses: Minister

Toronto, July 17 (IANS) A feminist Canada is investing nearly $2 billion Canadian dollars (about Rs 10,000 crores) as seed capital in businesses led by its women entrepreneurs, said a senior woman minister here. As Canada is committed to encourage women to grow businesses, we have allocated nearly $2 billion in the fiscal 2018-19 budget for investing in businesses run by women entreprene...

3 days ago
Sleep problems may indicate multiple sclerosis risk

Toronto, July 17 (IANS) Scientists have found that multiple sclerosis (MS) may be identified at least five years earlier as the patients were more likely to undergo treatments for nervous system disorders like pain or sleep problems, according to a study. MS results from the body's immune system attacking myelin -- fatty material that enables rapid transmission of electrical signals -- w...

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Facebook shielding far-right activists, under-age accounts: Report

London, July 17 (IANS) Moderators at Facebook are protecting far-right activists, preventing their Pages from being deleted even after they violate the rules set up by the social media giant, the media reported. The process called shielded review was uncovered by Channel 4 Dispatches - a documentary series that sent an undercover reporter to work as a content moderator in a Dublin-based ...

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US challenges five WTO members for imposing retaliatory trade tariffs

Washington, July 17 (IANS) The US on Monday launched a dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) challenging five WTO member countries for applying trade tariffs in retaliation for US President Trump's recent actions on the aluminum and steel trade. According to a US Department of Commerce statement, the US has launched separate disputes at the WTO against China, the European Union, ...

3 days ago
Global women entrepreneurs network at Dell summit in Toronto

Toronto, July 16 (IANS) American computer maker Dell Technologies' women entrepreneur network summit began here in the Canadian city on Monday with the participation of over 100 global women entrepreneurs, investors and technologists. The Dell Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) aims to provide women from world over access to capital, funding and mentorship, said the US-based Dell's Chief ...

4 days ago
Trump labels EU foe of US

Washington, July 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he considers the European Union an adversary of his country. I think we have a lot of foes, Efe quoted Trump as saying to CBS Evening News in response when anchor Jeff Glor asked him to name his biggest foe globally right now. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. Now, you wouldn'...

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Wrestler Vinesh clinches gold at Spanish Grand Prix

Madrid, July 15 (IANS) India's Vinesh Phogat clinched the gold medal at the Spanish Grand Prix wrestling tournament, thrashing Natasha Fox of Canada 10-0 in the final of the women's 50 kilogram freestyle category here on Sunday. It was a cake walk for the Indian wrestler via technical superiority to clinch the gold medal. The Canadian wrestler never looked in contention as Vinesh...

6 days ago
Haemorrhagic stroke highest in northeastern states: Study

Toronto, July 14 (IANS) One in three people, between 30-69 years, living in India's northeastern states, suffered premature deaths due to haemorrhagic stroke in 2015, and were about three times higher than the national average, alarming research, led by one of an Indian-origin, has found. Hypertension is the primary risk factor for haemorrhagic stroke and consumption of excessive salt co...

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Dell to celebrate empowering women entrepreneurs in Canada

Toronto, July 14 (IANS) Computer maker Dell will celebrate empowering women entrepreneurs from the world over at a three-day global summit from Sunday in this Canadian metropolis. The ninth edition of the annual Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) from July 15-17 connects women entrepreneurs from across the world with networks, sources of capital, knowledge and technology, said the ...

7 days ago
Machine learning may predict treatment outcomes of schizophrenia

Toronto, July 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified patients with schizophrenia at 78 per cent accuracy through a machine-learning algorithm that they used to examine functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images of both newly diagnosed, previously untreated schizophrenia patients and healthy subjects. By measuring the connections of a brain region called the superior temporal corte...

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