Gmail not working – Down for an hour.

Gmail went down for and hour as tweeted by Gmail on their Gmail twitter account ,saying #Gmail should be back for some of you already, and will be back for everyone soon. Thanks for your patience. goo.gl/GSxQt .It assumably was affecting two percent of users worldwide. Hundreds of people began reporting Gmail was down today—on Twitter, Facebook Google+ and in our own comments.Gmail Not Working was giving Temporary Error (500).Google still hasn’t posted anything about it on its official Gmail blog.

Stop Marketing to Prospects…Engage with Them, For Better Results, 20 October 2011

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Ottawa residents warned of disease exposure

Letters go out Monday to thousands of Ottawa area residents, warning of a slim chance they could have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis.
Registered letters are being sent to as many as 6,800 people who dealt with a single physician at a “non-hospital” clinic.

Officials say the chance that any one of those receiving a letter may have been exposed to serious illness is remote.The potential exposure also may have occurred over a 10-year period, raising questions about whether officials will be able to deliver the letters to everyone who could be affected.

The city’s medical officer of health hasn’t identified the clinic or the procedures involved.

Dr. Isra Levy says a “lapse” in medical procedure controls could have put people at risk of infection.

Health officials say there is less than a one-in-three billion chance that someone was infected with HIV, less than a one-in-50 million chance of infection with hepatitis C and less than a one-in-one million chance of hepatitis B infection.

Former patients should start getting letters as early as Tuesday, when a caller information centre is also expected to be up and running.It’s unclear why health officials revealed the exposure to the general public before approaching individuals.

Ottawa Residents Warned Of Disease Exposure

Letters go out Monday to thousands of Ottawa area residents, warning of a slim chance they could have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis.

Registered letters are being sent to as many as 6,800 people who dealt with a single physician at a “non-hospital” clinic.

Officials say the chance that any one of those receiving a letter may have been exposed to serious illness is remote.

The potential exposure also may have occurred over a 10-year period, raising questions about whether officials will be able to deliver the letters to everyone who could be affected.

The city’s medical officer of health hasn’t identified the clinic or the procedures involved. But Dr. Isra Levy says a “lapse” in medical procedure controls could have put people at risk of infection.

Health officials say there is less than a one-in-three billion chance that someone was infected with HIV, less than a one-in-50 million chance of infection with hepatitis C and less than a one-in-one million chance of hepatitis B infection.

Former patients should start getting letters as early as Tuesday, when a caller information centre is also expected to be up and running.It’s unclear why health officials revealed the exposure to the general public before approaching individuals.

Occupy Toronto demonstrators to rally at Ryerson Monday

Ryerson University Occupy Toronto demonstrators will rally, combining their protest against corporate greed and social inequality with the school’s social justice week.

The real concern, though, is an “occupation” of the city’s Financial District organized by Occupy Bay Street – a group that has already appeared to splinter off from the larger Occupy Toronto movement.

“More needs to be done, Toronto. The time of disorganized, useless meetings is over.”

The Occupy Bay Street protest is scheduled for King and University streets at 7 a.m. on Monday. In a statement, Occupy Toronto said that other “independent” movements — including a takeover of Bay Street’s Financial District — have not been approved by the collective.

“It’s a surprise. The organic evolution of this movement is the most important aspect and for people to expect something is for this movement to lose its flow,” Niko Salassidis said Sunday night.

The “Anti-Poverty and Good Jobs For All Rally” will be held from 12:15p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Gould and Victoria streets, Occupy Toronto said Sunday.

Brigette DePape, a former page who was fired when she held up a sign reading “Stop Harper” in the Senate Chamber, will be speaking at the Ryerson University rally.

Occupy Toronto will then hold a general assembly at St. James Park at 2 p.m.

Dozens, if not hundreds, of protesters have been peacefully occupying the park, near Church and Adelaide streets, since Saturday morning.

A team of volunteers providing food to activists is prepared to serve between 1,000 and 2,000 vegetarian meals a day and has supplies to last for a few days. A food tent has been erected near St. James Cathedral to distribute meals that are being delivered to the park.

Organizers set up designated trash sites and port-a-potties were also brought to the park.

Designated sleeping and medic sites have also been established.

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Air Canada flight attendants poised to strike early Thursday

Air Canada flight attendant walks through the terminal at the Halifax airport…

Thursday morning , Air Canada says the airlines faces a possible strike by its 6,800 flight attendants early.

The attendants, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, rejected a deal on the weekend that had been negotiated by CUPE.

The flight attendants had also rejected a tentative deal CUPE negotiated with the airline in August, forcing both sides back to the drawing board.

Key issues in the dispute include wages, pensions, crew rest, working conditions and work rules.

CUPE has said 65 per cent of its members who voted rejected the deal, but didn’t mention how many took part in the vote.

Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt has threatened back to work legislation if there is a strike, saying a work stoppage at Canada’s largest airline would be “unacceptable.”<

Raitt said Monday that if the two sides are unable to come to a solution, the government is ”prepared to act to protect Canada’s fragile economy.”

This isn’t the first labour dispute faced by Air Canada this year.

After a walkout in June, the airline’s customer service agents won an arbitration ruling implementing a hybrid pension system after earlier agreeing to a 20 per cent wage reduction for new hires.

Air Canada has issued a statement indicating it hoped to avoid a work stoppage, but said it would maintain a partial schedule if there is a strike.