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XHTML is HTML redesigned as XML.

There are many different browser technologies. Some browsers run on computers, and some browsers run on mobile phones or other small devices.

Smaller devices often lack the resources or power to interpret "bad" markup.

XML is a markup language where documents must be marked up correctly.

By combining the strengths of HTML and XML, XHTML was developed.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:City of Toronto

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts.

A cold front is expected to sweep through Southern Ontario this afternoon bringing showers and a few thunderstorms along with it. There is a potential that some of these thunderstorms may be severe with strong gusty winds being the main threat. Winds gusts of 90 km/h are possible in these severe thunderstorms.

Hail is also possible. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe…

Canada’s largest cities are the bubbliest housing markets in the world

Canada's largest markets – the metros of Toronto and Vancouver – have made it into the bubbliest housing markets in the world.

After eight years of aggressive monetary easing around the globe, and super-low mortgage rates, topped off with home prices soaring over 30% year-over-year in Toronto in March, even the government and banks are frightened.

Home prices inflated in many cities

Eight years of super-low interest rates in the US have succeeded in inflating home prices in many cities way past the peaks of the housing bubble that imploded during the Financial Crisis.

Canadian hospitals are overcrowded

Canadian emergency rooms are increasingly issuing special "codes" which indicates they're too full. This is a process that sets off a domino effect where gravely ill people are pushed into regular hospital units already operating beyond capacity.

650,000 to 900,000 H-1B visas

It is not clear exactly how many foreigners are in the United States on H-1B visas, but analysts estimate 650,000 to 900,000. In recent years, about 70 percent of the visas have been issued to citizens of India.

Google Cloud Machine Learning

Machine learning (ML) is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI).

Google not only offers Cloud Machine Learning for general purpose ML, but also leverages products they had to build for their own apps and offers interfaces for accessing them.

Google cloud CDN provides free SSL

SSL Shouldn't Cost Extra

The web is moving to HTTPS, and your cacheable content should, too. With Cloud CDN, you can secure your content using SSL/TLS for no additional charge.

AWS Marketplace now enables multi-year contracts for software-as-a-service (SaaS) and application programming interface (API) products

This means you can contract for one, two, and three year terms with SaaS Contracts.

With this feature, you can use a shopping-cart like experience to determine the number of included units and the duration of your contract. You also now have the option to select automatic renewals, and to expand or modify your contract at any time.

The H-1B program grants 65,000 work visas a year to foreigners

with 20,000 more visas granted to foreigners with advanced degrees and an unlimited number of extra visas available for universities, teaching hospitals and other nonprofit organizations. The program is aimed at highly skilled workers, and most of the visas are awarded to technology companies, although other specialty industries such as fashion also use the visas

UNIVERIS, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is a privately held company and is the leader in enterprise wealth management for the Canadian market.

Founded in 1991, UNIVERIS has over 100 staff and 15 leading financial services clients representing over 17,000 financial advisors on the platform. It offers the most comprehensive wealth management solution for financial advisors in the credit union, banking, insurance and investment dealer sectors.

UNIVERIS is a world-class technology platform that boasts a number of firsts in Canadian mutual fund distribution including real-time processing, web access, built-in compliance, plus GIC and segregated funds processing capabilities. Technology innovation is one of the cornerstones of Univeris' product development strategy and through its Evergreen approach to technology, new features and capabilities transparently integrate into the platform.

Deliver customer value faster, with higher quality

To be competitive in today's app economy, companies must deliver customer value faster, with higher quality—and lower costs.

You can accomplish this by incorporating customer feedback, and allowing developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel.

Uncertain market

Many investors worried that turmoil in Syria and North Korea, as well as election uncertainty in France and the lack of progress on tax and spending policy under President Donald Trump, would lead to slower economic growth in the months ahead.

Plants are ideal house companions

In addition to adding natural beauty, plants are ideal house companions because of their many air purifying qualities. With the amount of time the average North America spends indoors, particularly those who brave harsh winters, indoor air quality is top of mind and adding plants are a great way to make your time indoors happier and healthier.

A 15 per cent tax on home purchases by non-resident foreigners in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

The tax would not apply to new immigrants who plan to live here, but speculators who will "never set foot in Ontario."

The proposed tax would apply to transfers of land that contain at least one and not more than six single-family residences, including semi-detached homes, townhomes and condos. It would not apply to transfers of other types of land including multi-residential rental apartment buildings, agricultural land or commercial/industrial land. A rebate would be available for those who later become citizens or permanent residents, as a well as foreign nationals working in Ontario and international students

Is the property boom here forever

Everyone believes that the safest and most lucrative investment is in the real estate sector these days since it provides the best returns with much less risk and effort.

It seems that the property boom is here. But is it here forever? That's the million-dollar question.

Starbucks aficionados and iOS users will love this deal, because you can get a $5.00 gift card for yourself if you send a gift card of $5.00 or more to a friend with iMessage using Apple Pay!

This deal is only available to iOS users (sorry Android owners) with an iPhone 5S or above and iOS 10.2.1 or above. An active Apple Pay account is also required.

To get started, open the Messages app and download the Starbucks Gifts app in the iMessage App Store. Next, choose your recipient in Messages and select your desired gift card amount via the Starbucks Gift app. Once you verify your payment using Apple Pay, your recipient will receive your gift and you'll get a $5.00 balance applied to your Starbucks account!

The optional Amex® Term Life Insurance Plan, underwritten by Canada Life, is for the people who depend on you.

Your family has many dreams, big and small. Those dreams are worth protecting. What would happen if you weren't there to provide for them? Would your spouse be forced to sell the family home? Would college or university be out of reach for your children?

Take the first step to help protect the future of your loved ones.

CoFoundersLab Accelerator can help you start making your goals a reality.

We can help get your startup on the path to success in just 6 weeks. Learn from experienced instructors who have built successful businesses and superstar mentors who will share their experiences and put you on the path to success.

With three virtual sessions each week, and no need to give up equity or relocate, CoFoundersLab Accelerator is the easiest, most effective way to get your startup moving in the right direction. Make good on your goals for 2017. Join CoFoundersLab Accelerator today. Session Four starts May 2, 2017. Spaces are limited.

Reduce your monthly interest payments and save your money.

Transfer balances to your CIBC credit card account before May 31, 2017 and take advantage of this special 0% interest rate offer3.

This rate will apply for up to 10 months (until the last day of the period covered by your February 2018 monthly statement). A fee of 1% of the balance you are transferring applies.

Rosetta McClain Gardens - a popular spot for wedding photos

Rosetta McClain Gardens is a fully-accessible garden park features special braille signage, raised planters, rose gardens and a rock fountain surrounded by a pergola. 
It is a haven for flower connoisseurs, bird and butterfly watchers. The park has spectacular views of Lake Ontario from the top of Scarborough Bluffs and is a popular spot for wedding photos.

New AIR MILES Cash Miles restriction

There is a new daily redemption limit of $50 (475 Cash Miles) on in-store AIR MILES Cash transactions across all Partners, per Collector Cash Account, per day.AIR MILES Cash Miles can no longer be used to redeem for gift cards, prepaid credit cards or other similar items.

@WHO: Worldwide, people with #autism spectrum disorders are often subject to stigma, discrimination & human rights violations.This needs to stop!

@WHO: Worldwide, people with #autism spectrum disorders are often subject to stigma, discrimination & human rights violations.This needs to stop!
Worldwide, people with #autism spectrum disorders are often subject to stigma, discrimination & human rights violations.This needs to stop!

New home warranty program.

On March 28, 2017, the Minister of Government and Consumer Services announced that the Ontario government made changes to the province's new home warranty program.