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Jan Albarda’s Royal York Medical Arts building in Etobicoke is unlike any of this other works. After the war, architect Jan Albarda settled with his family in Toronto, where one of his most breathtaking designs can be seen After enjoying hundreds of years in the spotlight, the harpsichord – which produces a distinct, metallic sound by plucking rather than...
Image: valve corporation Valve thinks it's solved the problem of tracking individual finger movements in virtual reality. The so-called "Knuckles" controller doesn't look much different from what's out there, but it benefits from a number of innovative design tweaks. The Oculus Touch and HTC Vive "wands" do a great job of tracking hand gestures, but not so much with...
Another week is coming to an end, and yet the Tony Romo trade rumors continue to swirl. Seemingly everyday a different rumor pops up concerning where the Dallas Cowboys quarterback could land before the 2017 NFL season begins, however, the longer things drag out, the more you have to believe that the possibility of Romo staying in Dallas is...
Bebeto Matthews / AP College is unaffordable for a lot of families. That’s widely acknowledged across party lines. But a new report shows that as many as 95 percent of colleges are completely unaffordable—and thus unavailable—for huge swaths of Americans. For many would-be college students, their choices are delimited by their socioeconomic status before they have even taken...
Soundcloud — the popular, but unprofitable platform that lets creators post and share music and other audio files — may have been unsuccessful (so far) in closing a new $100 million round of funding, but it’s not running out of money soon. The company has closed a $70 million round of debt funding from three new investors — Ares...
Tom Amberry works on his shot at the Rossmore Athletic Club. He made history in 1993 when he made 2,750 consecutive free throws. (Con Keyes / Los Angeles Times) When Tom Amberry swished in his 2,750th consecutive free throw, there were all of 10 people watching history being made. For 12 hours in a small rec center gym in...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear programme and he would call on President Xi Jinping to 'lift all measures' against South Korean...
Islamophobic attacks soared more than 500% in Greater Manchester after the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert last month, police have said. There were 224 reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the month after the attack compared with 37 in the same period in 2016, official figures show. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) revealed the 505% rise in Islamophobic...
In this June 12, 2004, photo, Notre Dame players celebrate their Class AA state championship victory over Joliet Catholic in Geneva. (BRIAN KERSEY/Associated Press) The Notre Dame baseball team was six outs away from losing in the Class AA state semifinals back in 2004. Mike Paskvan, the pitching coach at the time, sat in the dugout thinking ahead...
Palo Alto: Pot ban likely to continue another year Palo Alto’s ban on outdoor marijuana cultivation likely will be extended through 2018, or at least until city leaders sort out some policies. If Palo Alto does not prohibit commercial cultivation by Jan. 1, marijuana businesses can get a state-issued license and open here, according to deputy city attorney...

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