The Daily Populous

Thursday September 10th, 2020 night edition

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Toronto police say an officer faces internal discipline after he was seen wearing a patch on his uniform with the message: “Make no mistake, I am the sheepdog” and a black skull in the middle of the emblem.

“The officer wearing the patch has been identified and he has been directed to remove it immediately,” Toronto police spokesperson Meaghan Gray told the Star in an email.

“It is not approved, nor appropriate, for him to be wearing it on his uniform.

In the statement, Gray didn’t identify the officer, citing the Police Services Act.

There’s also a small Canadian flag with a blue line across the middle in the patch worn by the Toronto police officer.

The phrase on the Toronto police officer’s patch appears to be part of a longer motto, “I may walk among the sheep, but make no mistake, I am the sheepdog.”.

U of T criminologist Scot Wortley was surprised that the Toronto officer was able to “get away” with wearing any kind of emblem on his uniform. »

Tesla Can Detect Aftermarket Hacks Designed to Defeat EV Performance Paywalls

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The battle between automakers and aftermarket tuners is a war that has been waged for quite some time.

Electric vehicles have opened up a new front—manufacturers like Tesla can now create lower- and higher-performance versions of the exact same car using nothing but software.

Ingenext is a Canadian company focused on activating the latent performance and comfort features baked-in to Tesla vehicles. »

Queen Elizabeth's Surprising Military Role in World War II

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Elizabeth’s world was turned upside down in 1936, following George V’s death and the abdication of Elizabeth’s uncle Edward VIII just months later.

World War II was a pivotal moment for the royal family.

Tentative, nervous and prone to both ill health and a relentless stutter, he found public speeches and appearances agonizing. »

Trends in Utilization and Cost of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol–Lowering Therapies Among Medicare Beneficiaries

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Question What are the trends of utilization and spending on brand-name and generic formulations of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)–lowering therapies among Medicare beneficiaries between 2014 and 2018?.

This cost reduction was driven by the rapid transition from brand-name formulations to lower-cost generic formulations of statins and ezetimibe.

Use of PCSK9 inhibitions, although low, increased over time and could have broad implications on future Medicare spending. »