Canada’s First Funicular Opens in Edmonton

Canada’s First Funicular Opens in Edmonton

 

 

Kebony wood consciously connects public green space

 

[Canada: 10 January 2018] Canada’s first funicular, officially named ‘the 100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout’, has now opened as an attraction to members of the public in downtown Edmonton. Designed in its entirety by Dialog Design, this $24 million project has been publically funded to improve access to Edmonton’s river valley – the city’s largest and publicly accessible green space. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was consciously selected for the funicular stairs, cladding and boardwalk owing to its hardwearing and environmentally friendly nature.

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‘Mortgage arrears: 31% of homeowners’ face money problems, as possession claims rise.’

REVEALED: The Top 20 “Repossession” Hotspots, UK


Mortgage possession claims and orders rise – by 6% and 26% respectively.
Middlesbrough, Oldham and Thurrock are “most at risk” of possession claims.
Mortgage arrears: the biggest source of debt for UK homeowners.

NEW DATA released by the Ministry of Justice reports the number of mortgage possession claims and orders made in county courts has increased in the last 6 months. Sellhousefast.uk, who help homeowners with the prospect of repossession, decided to investigate this issue, to determine which local authorities in England and Wales are most at risk.

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Mortgage arrears: 31% of homeowners’ face money problems, as possession claims rise.’

‘Mortgage arrears: 31% of homeowners’ face money problems, as possession claims rise.’

Some of the findings included:

·         Mortgage possession claims and orders rise – by 6% and 26% respectively.

·         Middlesbrough, Oldham and Thurrock are “most at risk” of possession claims.

·         Mortgage arrears: the biggest source of debt for UK homeowners.

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Over 50% of businesses increased their cyber security budget last year amid attacks

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• 53% of businesses surveyed by EY say their cyber security budget has increased over the last year
• Two thirds of businesses cite ‘customer personal and identifiable information’ as the most valuable asset to protect
• The average spend on cyber security for businesses in the UK is £4,590 per year
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In an age of technology, cyber-attacks are becoming more prevalent, more frequent and more threatening than ever before. Now that the majority of institutions, particularly in the financial sector, are opting to transform their operations via new digital channels, automation and other advanced technologies, the dangers to companies are significantly heightened.

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Hackers adopt ‘school of fish’ approach as they sharpen focus on mid-sized businesses

New data underscores risk facing businesses as attackers side-step traditional security prevention technology

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO – January 8, 2018 – Rudimentary attacks, like information gathering, reputation blocks, fraud, and brute force attacks, increased by 71% from 2016-2017, according to new data released by eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider. The data represents a total volume rise in detected events from 15 million in 2016, to 21 million last year.

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BYTON electric intelligent SUV makes global debut at CES

Next Generation Smart Device to redefine mobility experience in the coming era of autonomous driving

Las Vegas, – January 8, 2018 – BYTON today debuted its first drivable concept car at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, U.S.A. With a unique digital design and innovative human-vehicle interaction, the premium SUV functions as a Next Generation Smart Device, built for the coming era of truly shared, smart mobility and autonomous driving.

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THE WORLD’S FIRST SMART FOLDING MOBILITY SCOOTER FOR THE SMARTPHONE GENERATION LAUNCHES AT CES

  • RELYNC is the world’s most portable and stylish folding mobility scooter
  • Unique design is set to make mobility scooters aspirational lifestyle products
  • Product has been awarded a 2018 CES Innovation Award

A NEW generation of smart scooter that has promised to transform the lives of mobility users has been launched today [SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY 2018] at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, USA.

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DHS admits to data breach of almost a quarter of a million people

Recently it was discovered that a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Office of the Inspector General (OIG) employee was in possession of a file that contained nearly a quarter of a million – that’s right, 250,000 records of people employed by DHS as well as subjects, witnesses and complainants associated with ongoing investigations from 2002 – 2014. The data included social security numbers, dates of birth, positions, grades and duty stations. Commenting, Daniel Conrad, Identity and Access Management Specialist, One Identity, said:

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Consumers unlikely to be harmed

Security alerts from specialists often provide a warning of potential threats which may not affect every user of that hardware/firmware/software. How big a threat any vulnerability may create depends on many factors of which a key factor will be the potential value to a hacker of gaining access to particular users and systems. As professional hackers are patient and methodical, no piece of illegally acquired code/information should be lightly dismissed because one vulnerability provides knowledge of a system for further exploits – Ed

It was revealed that nearly all computers worldwide and many devices have been exposed to security flaws leaving them vulnerable to attacks by hackers.

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