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Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Access

10 hours agoIndustries / Law : Michael Geist

In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada's telecommunications regulator has begun to unveil its blueprint for ensuring that all Canadians have access to affordable, high-speed Internet services. Show More Summary

Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Access

10 hours agoIndustries / Law : Michael Geist

Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2015 as CRTC Looks to the Future With Ruling on High-Speed Internet Access In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada’s telecommunications...Show More Summary

U.S.-led coalition targets Islamic State in 32 air strikes: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 23 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq and nine in Syria on Monday in the latest round of daily attacks on the militant group, the joint task force overseeing the air strikes said on Tuesday.

ID: Otter Creates Idaho Cybersecurity Task Force

July 27--Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed an executive order creating the Idaho Cyber Security Task Force. "We have seen dozens of cyber attacks that seem to be increasing in frequency and boldness, costing our businesses and taxpayers untold billions of dollars each year," said Otter in a news release. Show More Summary

Are Manicurists' Conditions in NYC Really That Bad? One Writer Is Questioning

Back in May when The New York Times ran their exposé on the New York City nail salon industry, we were all taken aback by how bleak and unfair a picture it painted; Governor Andrew Cuomo was so appalled that he set up a task force to look into the allegations of below-living wages and abuse within the industry. Show More Summary

Fake Hair Dresser Arrested For Voyeurism

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man who allegedly traveled around Arizona pretending to be a hair dresser so he could take sexually explicit photos of his clients has been apprehended. The U.S. Marshals Service says a task force arrested 53-year-old...Show More Summary

Cops: In-Home Hair Dresser Took Graphic Photos

A man who allegedly traveled around Arizona pretending to be a hair dresser so he could take sexually explicit photos of his clients has been apprehended. The US Marshals Service says a task force arrested 53-year-old James Hickey on Friday while he was bike-riding in Flagstaff. Hickey is wanted on...

Animal-Rights Activists Free 5,740 Mink in Cross-Country Crime Spree

The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has arrested two animal rights activists after they spent half a year driving 40,000 miles around the US, raiding fur farms, and releasing about 5,740 mink into the wild. According to the Associated Press, in addition to freeing the mink (and one bobcat), Joseph... More »

ICYMI: Drone Doctors, Trump Psychology And The Science Of Songs

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

This week, we read up medical technology. A new army task force is in charge of improving the mental health of its drone operators, who are essentially shift workers suffering from chronic fatigue and the stigma associated with their...Show More Summary

U.S.-led coalition stages 31 air strikes on Islamic State: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State militants with 22 air strikes in Iraq on Friday and nine in Syria, the Command Joint Task Force said on Saturday.

Fighting 'Terrorism': FBI Nabs Activists for Releasing Thousands of Mink

The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has reportedly arrested two animal rights activists after they freed about 5,740 mink from farms and vandalized the houses and cars of fur industry members.

Great News for Latinos: 200 Closed Coal-Burning Plants in the U.S.

Fifteen years ago, the Bush administration formed an Energy Task Force led by Vice President Cheney, who surrounded it with hermetic secrecy to dictate the new US energy policy. Its final conclusions turned out to be a windfall for the fossil fuel industry, including the construction of 200 new coal-burning plants. Show More Summary

Police Raid Pot Farm, Find Bowe Bergdahl

What a California drug task force probably expected to find when it raided a Mendocino County pot farm: pot. What it probably didn't expect to find: Bowe Bergdahl. The US soldier, charged with desertion after he went missing in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, was...

The full story on breast cancer screening. But do you want to listen?

The Men Against Breast Cancer Fund and several cancer advocacy and physician organizations have posted a petition on Change.org asking Congress to place a two-year moratorium on finalizing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s draft...Show More Summary

L.A. County task force suggests ways to divert mentally ill from jails

Cutting the number of mentally ill inmates in Los Angeles County's jail system would require spending tens of millions of dollars on new treatment facilities and housing for offenders who would otherwise be released into homelessness, a long-awaited report concludes.

Gavin Newsom And Marijuana Task Force Want To Regulate Legal Pot-Grows Like Breweries

A Blue Ribbon Commission with a mission to create a policy framework for the eventual (inevitable) legalization of marijuana in California has just released a big new report. [ more › ]

Yucca Mountain Waste Site

From the column 'Photos From Beyond' Yucca Mountain is the proposed site for the long-term storage of nuclear waste which has resulted in some of the most fascinating debates in modern semiotics from the Human Interference Task Force. Show More Summary

Mayo expert: begin yearly mammogram screening at age 40

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force makes new recommendations for when and how often women should have mammograms. They say women at average risk of breast cancer should begin screening with mammography at age 50 and then continue screening every other year. It also says that the decision to start regular, biennial screening mammography before the […]

Common chemicals may act together to increase cancer risk, study finds

Common environmental chemicals assumed to be safe at low doses may act separately or together to disrupt human tissues in ways that eventually lead to cancer, a task force reports.

FIFA to Elect New President in February, Set up Reform Task Force

The world soccer governing body says the group will consider reforms amid the recent scandal and corruption probes. read more

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