Edgar Williams

Edgar Williams

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I am tired of the dirty looks I receive when I show the pharmacist my ID. I hate hearing the awkward jokes when I give the bank teller my address. Some companies refuse to deliver packages to my house. When I tell strangers where I live, I am asked if I am a white supremacist.I am not a racist, I swear. But how do you explain an address on Swastika Trail, as I have been forced to for nearly two decades?I know the swastika is an ancient religious symbol still in use in some places and religions. Nevertheless, the racist and mass-murdering Nazi regime with which the swastika is now inextricably tied makes it inappropriate, insensitive and downright disgraceful to use for a street name in post-Second World War Canada.In recent years, the swastika has re-emerged as a symbol of overt racism. It shows up at hate-fuelled marches and demonstrations. US President Donald Trump’s presidency and administration have received blowback over courting neo-Nazis and incorporating their imagery into campaign paraphernalia. Puslinch, Ont. — a quiet, tree-filled town south of Guelph — has been my home for 18 years. The private street I live on was named after the adjacent Swastika Beach in the early 1920s. By 1937, due to growing concern over events in Europe, the beach was renamed to Barber’s Beach in an effort to distance the tourist destination from Germany’s nefarious Nazi Party. However, the street name remained unchanged. Cue decade after decade of continuous shame to our community.Some residents see the street name as an innocent part of the local history, and nothing more. It’s an insult to all Canadian Armed Forces members who fought against the hatred and genocide of Nazi Germany. I should know — my father was one of them. To our family, the name is a distressing reminder of what he endured. It hits even closer to home for my neighbour, who sees it as a daily reminder of his father’s death during the Holocaust. People ask me all the time, “If the name bothers you so much, why stay?” Some days, I ask myself the same question. But our home has been in our family since 1970. Over the years, that little cottage was built up into the beautiful house it is today – every nail hammered in and every stone laid with love. Leaving would mean abandoning a piece of our family’s history, which is why I’ve been fighting to change the name.I assumed the township would agree with me and my neighbours. I was wrong.I had no idea what my battle against the street name would turn into.I began fighting to change the road name almost immediately after moving to Puslinch. I figured it would be as easy as walking into the local office and putting in a request — it seemed like such an obvious and necessary change. After all, Swastika Trail is far from the only racist geographical name in Canada, and municipalities are opening their minds to changing government-issued names that originate from a dark and racist past. The City of Toronto is looking into renaming Dundas Street, named after Henry Dundas, who delayed abolition in Canada. Montreal’s Amherst Street is now Atateken Street, overriding Jeffery Amherst’s legacy of advocating racial genocide against Indigenous people.I assumed the township would agree with me and my neighbours. I was wrong.There had been a number of grassroots movements to rename Swastika Trail over the years. The latest, which I helped to organize, took off in Summer 2017. To our dismay, in November that year the local residents association voted 25-20 against changing the name. A month later, our council also voted to keep the name, 4-1. While some celebrated, my neighbours and I went home feeling hopeless.We took the matter to court in April 2018. What started as joy as we entered the courthouse turned to disappointment when the judges, while sympathetic, ruled they could not order the name changed. In 2019, Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice rejected our application for a judicial review of the town’s decision to keep the name. Officially, at least, the matter was settled.It may be hurtful, anxiety-inducing and exhausting, but we won’t stop fighting.We appealed to our community leaders and elected officials. Our provincial and federal representatives, MPP Ted Arnott and MP Michael Chong, shuffled us down the ladder, noting municipal matters weren’t their jurisdiction. We felt belittled, inconsequential, annoying. While we did find one principled supporter — Councillor John Sepulis — no one else seemed to understand the weight this word bore on me, on my neighbours, on our histories. Anti-Semitism is alive in Canada. According to Toronto Police Service’s 2019 Annual Hate Crime Statistical Report, Jewish people are the most frequently victimized community in Toronto, despite making up only 3.8 per cent of the city’s population. Reports of anti-Semitic imagery like swastikas painted on homes are a shamefully common occurrence across Canada.Indifference towards the street name is a mere symptom of a greater issue — so-called leaders afraid to make the easy decisions needed to move forward. For my neighbours and I, living on Swastika Trail is a daily reminder that symbols of hate, oppression and genocide are still permitted in Canada. It may be hurtful, anxiety-inducing and exhausting, but we won’t stop fighting.Until the fight is over, I’ll continue to be embarrassed and ashamed to have to explain over and over again: I am not a racist, I swear.This article first appeared on HuffPost Canada PersonalHave a compelling personal story you want to tell? Find out what we’re looking for here, and pitch us on [email protected] from HuffPost UK Personal While We're Confronting Racism, Let's Talk About Colourism Too Black British Women Have Our Own Needs To Be Addressed Right Now. Here’s Why
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Good news! An orbiter saw signs of almost a dozen previously uncounted colonies in Antarctica, boosting known numbers for a threatened species.
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Bernie Sanders and Elon Musk got into a tiny tussle on Twitter Friday over "socialism." Sanders on Thursday introduced a bill that would place a 60% tax on the wealth gained during the coronavirus crisis by billionaires including Musk and use the money raised to pay all American's out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for a year. In response to an article about the bill, Musk tweeted out a meme that essentially criticized Sanders for spending other people's money to fund "free government programs." Sanders hit back at Musk, calling him out for criticizing programs that help the vast majority of Americans when he and his companies had benefited from billions of dollars in government assistance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bernie Sanders showed Friday he isn't afraid to call out hypocrisy — particularly when it comes from someone like Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk on Friday tweeted out a meme critical of Sanders and his brand of socialism. The tweet was in response to an article about a bill Sanders introduced Thursday that would place a 60% tax on the wealth gained by billionaires such as Musk during the coronavirus pandemic. The meme, dubbed the "Official Bernie Sanders drinking game!" showed a picture of Sanders along with the text: "Every time the Bernster mentions a free government program, chug somebody else's beer." pic.twitter.com/kogvN4rMJ8 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 7, 2020 Sanders, who's no neophyte when it comes to defending his leftist views and programs, wasn't about to back down from such criticism. In a tweeted response, he called out Musk for benefiting to the tune of billions of dollars from government subsidies and linked to an article from The Los Angeles Times that detailed the assistance Musk and his companies have received. "Every time Elon Musk pokes fun at government assistance for the 99%, remember that he would be worth nothing without $4.9 billion in corporate welfare," Sanders wrote. "Oh, Elon just l-o-v-e-s corporate socialism for himself, rugged capitalism for everyone else." Every time Elon Musk pokes fun at government assistance for the 99%, remember that he would be worth nothing without $4.9 billion in corporate welfare. Oh, Elon just l-o-v-e-s corporate socialism for himself, rugged capitalism for everyone else. https://t.co/rj8FgwEDMQ pic.twitter.com/bxHcXul925 — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 7, 2020   According to The Los Angeles Times article, Musk and his companies — Tesla, SolarCity, which is now owned by Tesla, and SpaceX — had received an estimated $4.9 billion in government support through May 2015. That assistance came in a variety of forms, including grants, tax breaks, subsidies for construction, environmental credits, and discounted loans. The amount of that assistance has only gone up since then. For example, Tesla garnered $428 million from selling regulatory credits in its most recent quarter. The company receives those credits from California for selling electric cars and sells them to other automakers who don't sell enough to meet the state's requirements. Sanders' bill would raise billions from billionaires Sanders' bill was cosponsored by senators Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY. The bill would tax any wealth gained by any of the 467 billionaires in the US between March 18 and January 1 of next year and use the amount raised from the tax to pay for the out-of-pocket health expenses of every American for a year. Millions of US residents have lost their health coverage during the pandemic after losing their jobs. Even those with insurance have sometimes faced steep bills after contracting the coronavirus. The co-sponsors estimated that those billionaires had seen their wealth increase by $731.8 billion between March 18 and Aug. 5. Musk, according to a fact sheet from them, had seen his own wealth go from $24.6 billion to $70.5 billion. He would face a tax bill of $27.5 billion under the measure Much of the wealth gains cited by the bill's sponsors are a result of soaring prices. In order to pay such tax bills, the billionaires would almost certainly have to sell large numbers of shares which could undermine their companies' stock prices — and their wealth. Got a tip about Tesla, tech — or Bernie Sanders? Contact Troy Wolverton via email at [email protected], message him on Twitter @troywolv, or send him a secure message through Signal at 415.515.5594. You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop.SEE ALSO: Stanford business school graduates knew their classmates would soon found great startups, and they created a unique club to invest in them. The result is a $1.5 million fund bound by loyalty, community, and democracy Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn't know
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The Lyriq is the first vehicle built on General Motors' new electric architecture.
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Chinese manufacturer, Vivo, will release its latest iQOO smartphone later this month. The iQOO 5 will come with a couple of new features including the ... The post iQOO 5 render appear online with a FHD+ 120Hz punch-hole screen appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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(University of the Basque Country ) The journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews has published a study by the UPV/EHU's Department of Chemical Engineering, which describes the work relating to the catalytic pyrolysis of tyres to see which products can be obtained in this process and their possible applications as fuel.
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Tune in and hear all about new research into the benefits of safe remote collaboration – auf Deutsch Webcast  Many of us have started to become accustomed to the new normal of remote working and are doing the best we can in business as we try to navigate the waters of digital collaboration. It’s become generally accepted that this style of working is – on many levels – the future of work.…
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(ITMO University) Magnetic resonance imaging is becoming increasingly popular as a method of diagnosing diseases. Standard scanners are multifunctional, making it possible to cut down on the costs of specialized equipment. On the other hand, this leads to images of lower quality, especially when relatively small areas need to be examined. A group of Russian scientists, including ITMO University researchers, has proposed a system that can be used to update existing MRI scanners. It will allow conducting breast MRI using standard scanners without specialized equipment.
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Surprise pledge catches company on the hop: 'We have announced no change to our strategy' China's ambassador to Britain has threatened to withdraw Huawei and several billions in investment following the government's decision to ban the company's products from 5G mobile networks.…
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Over the past few years, we saw companies running to deliver the fastest charging technology in the market. We reached a point where battery life ... The post iQOO will tease its 120W Flash Charge capabilities with a phone this week appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The Sony ZV-1 is the company's first compact camera which has been created with vloggers in mind.
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Razor is best known for its scooters for kids, but its latest models are built with grown-up riders in mind.
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A new paper suggests that the East Antarctic ice sheet may not be as stable as we thought.
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Two weeks before the announcement, high-quality renders and characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra appeared on the network. The official announcement of the ... The post Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: all features leaked appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The company said it's now ready to enter the US market.
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You can save $50 right now on two of the best systems in their price range, the MacBook Air and Del XPS.
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Images: BMW BMW has finally revealed the iX3 SUV, the company’s first all-electric vehicle to top 200 miles of range, and the brand’s first since the i3 launched back in 2014. The iX3 will be built in China and sold both there and in Europe, but it won’t be coming to the United States. Deliveries will start at the end of this year, and it will sell for around €68,000 (about $77,500). The iX3 is, in many ways, a BMW X3 SUV with an electric powertrain, making it the first normal-looking electric car the German automaker has released. While that may help normalize the technology, it also means BMW had to squeeze the battery-powered drivetrain into a vehicle design that was originally developed to be powered by an internal combustion engine. This leaves... Continue reading…
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Today, two companies, OPPO and VIVO, have announced 125W and 120W fast charging technologies, respectively. Thus, they have officially increased the fast charging capability to ... The post Honor To Announce 200W Fast Charge Technology Soon appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Automatic start/stop systems have been pretty common on cars for a few years thanks to their ability to save a surprising amount of fuel and the reduction in emissions that come with that.Some of these systems are really well developed and integrated so that you hardly notice them -- our long-term Kia Stinger was a good example of this -- but other systems are jerky and annoying, so people just turn them off.But what if there was a better way of integrating auto stop/start so that the system only worked when it was appropriate so that you're less likely to be bothered by it?General Motors wondered the same thing, and now it seems its found a solution to that problem: GPS.According to a report published Tuesday by Car & Driver, GM secured a patent for a smart stop/start system that uses your car's GPS system (among others) to determine if traffic conditions and topography are conducive to having the engine shut off.GM's system would leverage GPS data, along with images from vehicle cameras and other sensor data to train a neural network that will allow your car to know when you're at a four-way stop sign, or trying to get a coveted parking spot at Costco on a Saturday or stuck in bumper-to-bumper rush hour traffic.
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Google is the latest big tech company to make a move into banking and personal financial services: The company is gearing up to offer checking accounts to consumers, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal, starting as early as next year.Google is calling the projected “Cache,” and it’ll partner with banks and credit unions to offer the checking accounts, with the banks handling all financial and compliance activities related to the accounts.Google’s Caesar Sengupta spoke to the WSJ about the new initiative, and Sengupta made clear that Google will be seeking to put its financial institution partners much more front-and-center for its customers than other tech companies have perhaps done with their financial products.Apple works with Goldman Sachs on its Apple Card credit product, for instance, but the credit card is definitely pretend primarily as an Apple product.So why even bother getting into this game if it’s leaving a lot of the actual banking to traditional financial institutions?Well, Google obviously stands to gain a lot of valuable information and insight on customer behavior with access to their checking account, which for many is a good picture of overall day-to-day financial life.
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For evidence that the future of work is automated (or at least semi-automated), look no further than startups like New York-based Hive.The productivity platform provider offers solutions from meeting scheduling to task management and project monitoring, and in an effort to lay the groundwork for expansion after quintupling revenue this past year, it’s secured fresh funding.Hive today revealed that it’s raised $10.6 million in a series A round led by Comcast Ventures, with participation from existing seed investors Tribeca Venture Partners, Vocap Investment Partners, and Rembrandt Venture Partners.It brings the company’s total raised to $16.7 million following a $4 million seed round in October, which CEO and cofounder John Furneaux said will bolster development of products like a service that automatically assigns next steps from emails.It’s easier for me to see what my friends ate for brunch than to see what my colleague is working on,” said Furneaux, who cofounded Hive in 2015 with Eric Typaldos.“Hive delivers what everyone has been requesting for decades — a simple platform to use each day to get things done as a team … That’s the magic of Hive.
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"Doctor Sleep," a sequel to "The Shining" based on Stephen King's book of the same name, made just $14 million domestically over the weekend.Box-office experts say that the studio Warner Bros.' made two drastic mistakes: marketing it as a "Shining" sequel and not releasing it during the Halloween season.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories."Doctor Sleep," from "The Haunting of Hill House" director Mike Flanagan, seemed like a winner not long ago.Going into the movie's opening weekend, the studio Warner Bros. was projected to make up to $30 million domestically.Boxoffice Pro predicted a $25 million haul, while Box Office Mojo projected $27 million.
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Amazon is planning to open its first grocery store in 2020, according to a spokesperson with the retail giant.The concept, opening in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, will be distinct from the upscale Whole Foods Market chain Amazon acquired in 2017 and will not be an outpost of the cashierless Amazon Go.It will include a traditional checkout.The spokesperson declined to comment further.Citing “people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal previously reported that Amazon is looking to open dozens of grocery stores in U.S. cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.Amazon posted four job listings for the inaugural site on Monday, but the posts were slim on details other than salary, which will range from $15.35 to $16.90 an hour.
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Vizio has been making some of the best TVs of the past few years.For one day only, Sam's Club has discounted some of Vizio's best TVs by $30 to $420.If you're in the market for a new TV, now is absolutely the time to buy – but it's worth acting quickly, as these sales will only last today, November 9, 2019.Sam's Club has announced a pretty huge sale on Vizio TVs, spanning from the relatively affordable V-Series to more feature-heavy P-Series.The TVs are pretty smart too — they support both the Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa.Get the 50-inch Vizio V-Series from Sam's Club, $239 (originally $289) [You save $50]
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Your morning coffee, the clothes you wear, every inch you travel by motorized means—it all adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.If only, preposterously, all those miniscule actions were not tiny inflictions on the environment, but tiny improvements to it.You search to see if that was, as you suspected, Bill Hader doing the voice of that animated squirrel, and somewhere far away, a tree is put into the ground.Though it is based on Bing, Ecosia anonymizes all user data after holding it for four days (according to Ecosia, this four-day period is for security purposes), and has a written agreement with Microsoft requiring the company to follow the same practice.It also takes a “first, do no harm” approach by building solar farms that cover the energy required to operate Ecosia itself.This allows Ecosia to access the search algorithm that powers Bing, and Microsoft’s network of advertisers, in exchange for a percentage of its ad revenue.
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