Nunavut residents without bank accounts facing service fees to get government cheques

first_imgAPTN National NewsNext April, all cheques from the Canadian government are being switched to direct deposit.Thing is, most communities in Nunavut don’t have a bank.And a familiar business is stepping in to fill that gap and collect banking fees.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has this story from Iqaluit.last_img

Man killed in stabbing outside Okeechobee Metrorail Station

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A man died at the hospital after he was stabbed multiple times outside of the Okeechobee Metrorail Station in Hialeah.According to Hialeah Police, the incident took place outside of the station, located at 2005 West Okeechobee Road, at around 12:30 a.m., Saturday.First responders found the victim with multiple stab wounds. They also found blood on the floor of the station.Hialeah Fire Rescue crews transported the unresponsive victim to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.7News sources said this may have been a robbery attempt.Police continue to investigate.If you have any information on this stabbing, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Microsoft could unveil the HoloLens 2 on Feb 24

first_imgThe original HoloLens is almost three years old. It’s time for an update. Bridget Carey/CNET This year’s CES wasn’t big on AR news, but Microsoft may be waiting until Mobile World Congress to spring information on the next expected update to its AR headset, the HoloLens. An invite to a press conference on Feb. 24 at MWC suggests the HoloLens 2 might be big reveal. Sure, the invite itself seems mysterious, with an image of a futuristic Barcelona, where MWC is held. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be giving the keynote, along with CVP Julia White and — most tellingly — Technical Fellow Alex Kipman, the creator of Kinect and HoloLens and head of Microsoft’s mixed reality efforts.image001The invite’s graphic doesn’t suggest much. Microsoft Microsoft hasn’t immediately responded to a request for comment, but the HoloLens 2 was expected to debut sometime in early 2019. Microsoft recently won a $480 million contract to supply the US Army with HoloLens headsets.The original HoloLens AR headset was first released in 2016, layering hologram-like 3D graphics into the real world in a stand-alone package, but has some technical limits including a narrow field of view. The next HoloLens may improve field of view and bring more advanced controls, as well as eye-tracking.Magic Leap’s first-generation AR headset, the Magic Leap One, debuted last year and aims for similar developer and enterprise territory. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s VR efforts for Windows 10, which resulted in a number of affordable “mixed reality” headsets in late 2017 through early 2018, have fallen relatively quiet since. 13:27 Augmented reality (AR) Rumors Microsoft Tags Magic and VR collide at CES 2019 with The Void 2 Share your voice 15 Photos Comments Wearable Tech At CES 2019, VR feels like a dream gathering dust: It’s a promise unfulfilled.Whirlpool’s high-tech oven uses augmented reality to help you cook: The door is a transparent LCD screen. CES 2019: The tech changing the way we play video games Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Woman sets afire friend for protesting at extramarital affair

first_img-A 40-year-old woman is fighting for life at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital after her ‘friend’ allegedly poured petrol and set her on fire for objecting extramarital affair with her husband, reports UNB.Witnesses said a woman on Thursday night allegedly threw petrol and set Rekha Begum, wife of Kamrul Islam, on fire around 7:30pm in Dorgapara area in Rajshahi city while she was walking along the bank of the Padma river.Immediately after the incident, the victim jumped off the river to save herself. Later, locals rescued her and sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where she was wailing with 80 per cent burns.The incident took place after Rekha reportedly opposed her husband’s extramarital relationship with her friend Ferdousi Khatun, said Nowshad Ali, brother of the victim.RMCH burn unit doctor Afroza Najnin said, “Rekha suffered 80 perc ent burns. Her condition is very critical. She needs better treatment in Dhaka.”Meanwhile, police detained Ferdousi as per victim’s statement, said Boalia police station officer-in-charge Aman Ullah.Ferdousi, however, denied her involvement in the incident during police interrogation, the OC added.A case will be filed in this connection, he added.last_img read more