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Oak Cliff Crash Sends Truck Rolling Into Back of Home

A crash between a car and a pickup sent the truck rolling through a fence and backyard before it came to rest inside the back of a house in Oak Cliff Monday afternoon. The crash was reported sometime after noon on the 400 block of S. Montreal Avenue near N. Hampton Road and W. Jefferson Boulevard. A car with two …

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Fort Worth Officer Hospitalized After Crash Along Interstate 30

A Fort Worth police officer has been hospitalized after a car crash. The crash took place along the East Freeway near Beach Street. The officer’s condition is not known. No other injuries have been reported. From Texas Sky Ranger, it appears the officer’s cruiser was struck from behind by a Jeep.

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Chart: How inadequate flood funding has left many Houston watersheds in need

The Houston region and its leaders must rethink what flood mitigation means and how to accomplish it, a report released this week by the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium argued. Two of the items in the report (which was produced by a team of local experts funded by philanthropic groups) worth revisiting are its cautionary comments about a “third reservoir” …

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Report: Houston region must take fresh approach on flooding

A coalition of local researchers focusing on flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey have released a detailed reportcalling for the region to rethink what flood mitigation means and how to tackle these efforts.  The Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium, a team of experts funded by a handful of philanthropic groups, studied the much-discussed third reservoir in northwest Harris County, …

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Bidding for QASPL privatization delayed

(Web Desk) – Punjab government, amid ongoing NAB investigation and audit objections by AGPR, has delayed the bidding process of Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Ltd. (QASPL) and new bid dates will be communicated later to pre-qualified bidders. In a communication to the pre-qualified bidders last week, Punjab Privatization Board (PPB) informed them that the PPB has resolved to extend the bid …

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Countrywide polio eradication drive launched

KARACHI: A nationwide polio vaccination drive was launched on Monday to try to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralysing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic. Nearly 260,000 volunteers and workers fanned out across Pakistan in an effort to vaccinate every child below the age of five in a week-long campaign, …

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Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages

Mark Zuckerberg will appear before US lawmakers this week as a firestorm rocks Facebook over its data privacy scandal, with pressure mounting for new regulations on social media platforms. The 33-year-old chief executive is expected to face a grilling before a Senate panel Tuesday, and follow up with an appearance in the House of Representatives the following day. It comes …

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma urges Facebook to fix pr

BOAO, CHINA: Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, on Monday urged Facebook Inc to resolve its data privacy problems, a day before the social media giant’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was due to appear at US congressional hearings. Ma, speaking at the Boao Forum for Asia in China’s southern Hainan province, was asked about privacy issues that have dogged …

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‘Ideas’ conference to grapple with dark side of tech

SAN FRANCISCO: At a conference where thinkers and luminaries gather to discuss world-changing ideas and innovations, the talk is shifting to the dark side. This year´s theme of the annual Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference starting Tuesday in Vancouver is “Age of Amazement,” but with a keen eye on unintended consequences. The gathering comes amid growing fears about a …

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