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Head of UK’s data watchdog working from home… in Canada

Head of UK’s data watchdog working from home… in Canada

Technology
The head of the UK's data watchdog won't be heeding Boris Johnson's plea to get back to the office - as it has emerged she is working in Canada, eight hours away from her team of more than 500.The news was greeted with fury from senior figures in the UK's data protection community, who accused Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham of abandoning her post at a moment when data issues are most central. "We are in a national crisis, and she has abandoned her post. She must resign," wrote tech policy analyst Heather Burns on Twitter.Data protection consultant Pat Walshe said: "I am taken aback by this revelation. We need urgent change at the ICO."The news that Ms Denham, who is Canadian, is working in the Canadian Pacific Time Zone, emerged in a Freedom of Information request sent to the In...

Large cruises banned in Canada at least until Oct. 31

Health
Canada’s transport minister says large cruises will continue to be prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31 because of the coronavirus pandemicByThe Associated PressMay 29, 2020, 9:57 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleOTTAWA, Ontario -- Large cruise ships will continue to be prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the country's transport minister announced Friday. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said the order applies to cruise ships with overnight accommodations and more than 100 passengers and crew. The move extends and expands an order issued in mid-March that barred ships with more than 500 passengers from Canadian waters until July. Smaller ships will be
Premier infuriated by Trump, says Canada helped US amid 9/11

Premier infuriated by Trump, says Canada helped US amid 9/11

World
A Canadian premier of a province that sheltered thousands of stranded American airline passengers after the 9/11 attacks is questioning the humanity of U.S. President Donald Trump after Trump banned the export of N95 protective masks to CanadaBy ROB GILLIES Associated PressApril 5, 2020, 8:54 PM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTORONTO -- The premier of a Canadian province that sheltered thousands of stranded American airline passengers after the 9/11 attacks questioned the humanity of U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after Trump banned the export of N95 protective masks to Canada. The conservative leader of another province compared it to one family member feasting while letting another one starve. And yet another premier said it reminded him of ...

Coronavirus in sport live updates: Canada withdraws from Olympics, Arsenal delay training return, Premier League plans for June return

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest updates on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting sport and how clubs across the world are reacting… How Premier League plan to finish season and start 2020/21 campaign on time Professional football in England postponed until at least April 30 Rugby Football Union cancels 2019/20 season for all […] talkSPORT
Diamond samples in Canada reveal size of lost continent

Diamond samples in Canada reveal size of lost continent

Science
Canadian scientists have discovered a fragment of an ancient continent, suggesting that it was 10% larger than previously thought. They were studying diamond samples from Baffin Island, a glacier-covered land mass near Greenland, when they noticed a remnant of North Atlantic Craton. Cratons are ancient, stable parts of the Earth's continental crust.The North American Craton stretched from present-day Scotland to North America and broke apart 150m years ago.Scientists chanced on the latest evidence as they examined exploration samples of kimberlite, a rock that often contains diamonds, from Baffin Island."For researchers, kimberlites are subterranean rockets that pick up passengers on their way to the surface," University of Briti...