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Thursday October 8th, 2020 night edition

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Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced the federal government’s next steps towards its plan to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030.

Citing the need to consult, the government will be soliciting feedback on a “discussion paper” until Dec. 9.

The finalized new regulations wouldn’t come into effect until the end of 2021.

In the spring, Wilkinson signalled that the ban on single-use plastics may be delayed because of the pandemic.

Recognizing the ongoing need for single-use plastic personal protective equipment items like face shields, the federal government says the ban will not impact access to PPE, or other plastics used in medical facilities.

The federal government has a target of at least 50 per cent recycled content in plastic products by 2030.

Similarly, the Alberta government was not impressed with the announcement, despite that government’s stated desire to become a recycling hub. »

After Years Of Claiming It Doesn't Use Facial Recognition Software, The LAPD Admits It Has Used It 30,000 Times Since 2009

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After Years Of Claiming It Doesn't Use Facial Recognition Software, The LAPD Admits It Has Used It 30,000 Times Since 2009. from the we-regret-the-repeated-errors dept.

Here's what the LA Times has discovered, thanks to public records that the LAPD finally decided to stop withholding.

Now that the LAPD can't continue pretending it doesn't use facial recognition tech, it's begun issuing statements correcting its earlier "mistakes." »

PS5 Teardown: An inside look at our most transformative console yet

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We began conceptualizing PS5 in 2015, and we’ve spent the past five years designing and developing the console.

Inside the console is an internal structure looking neat and tidy, which means that there aren’t any unnecessary components and the design is efficient.

In this teardown video of the PS5 console, you will be able to see how we have thoughtfully integrated our technology into this console. »

Trends in COVID-19 Incidence After Implementation of Mitigation Measures — Arizona, January 22–August 7, 2020

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Mitigating the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), requires individual, community, and state public health actions to prevent person-to-person transmission.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona peaked during June 29–July 2, stabilized during July 3–July 12, and further declined by approximately 75% during July 13–August 7.

Mitigation measures put in place in June were extended through August to further limit transmission. »