Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cybermagazine - Wednesday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday July 31 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Education crucial in fighting Ebola: aid worker

Education crucial in fighting Ebola: aid worker

The biggest challenge in fighting the outbreak of the Ebola virus is overcoming fear and resistance to treatment, says Jean-Pierre Taschereau, head of emergency operations for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). He has just returned to Canada after leading efforts to contain the disease in Sierra Leone. Ebola symptoms start in the same way …

Read more...

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Major Chinese cyber attack on Canadian research

Major Chinese cyber attack on Canadian research

The Canadian government says hackers acting for the Chinese government have broken into the computers of one of Canada’s major research centres With the discovery of Chinese infiltration, the National Research Council (NRC) took its computer system offline to isolate it from other government systems as a precaution. The NRC said it will take some time before a new and …

Read more...

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Book fair will fete self-publishing writers

Book fair will fete self-publishing writers

For too many and maybe for far too long, self-published writers have been--mainly--the runts ts of the literary litter, folks to be gently humoured since they--obviously--lack the required talent to land publishing house deal. "If they were any good," conventional wisdom dictates, "They would have found a legit publisher by now." The three executive directors of the INSPIRE: Toronto International …

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Alberta aboriginal group signs "huge" oil deal with China

Chiefs of western Canada’s Stoney Nakota nation have announced what they call a "massive” agreement with a Chinese firm to develop and extract oil and gas reserves on their land. The magnitude of this new agreement between Huatong and the Stoney Nations will hopefully bring us one step closer to self-sufficiency for our nation and people,” said Bruce Labelle, chief …

Read more...

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July 30, 1962: the Trans-Canada highway route opens

July 30, 1962: the Trans-Canada highway route opens

Depending how you measure it, Canada’s Trans-Canada Highway is possibly the longest national highway in the world. The TCH was built at the then enormous cost of well over one billion dollars, such expense due to the extremely treacherous terrain it had to traverse in many areas across Canada such as through the Rocky Mountains © Revelstoke Museum and Archives, Styles …

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Another charity bears the brunt of Revenue Canada audit

Another Canadian charity is suffering the ill-effects of a Canada Revenue Agency political-activities audit. A small Vancouver-based NGO that helps the poor in Latin America says it faces a financial crisis because the CRA ordered it to translate into English or French every scrap of paper it receives in Spanish from 17 partners in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and elsewhere. …

Read more...

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Omar Khadr's lawyer rips federal government

Omar Khadr's defence attorney says Stephen Harper's Conservative government is misleading Canadians about the former Guantanamo detainee. The federal government maintains that Khadr is a "dangerous convicted terrorist" who committed "heinous crimes," including killing a U.S. soldier in a 2002 fire fight in Afghanistan. Mr. Edney says that since 2007-08, Ottawa has had internal reports, written by Canadian officials who …

Read more...

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Motorcyclist faces big fine after police chase

Among the things you should not do in the province of Quebec is ride a motorcycle without license plates at speeds of 185km while police are chasing you, particularly if you only have a learner’s driving permit. A man from Gatineau is accused of doing just that on the night of Tuesday, July 29. The man was going so fast, …

Read more...

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Controversy reignites over ex-leader’s air travel

Alison Redford says she did nothing wrong in the way she used government aircraft while she was the premier of Canada’s richest province, Alberta. The public broadcaster, CBC, reports that the province’s auditor general found Redford’s staff made false bookings so that the premier could fly alone. Redford denies she flew on government planes alone and says there was no …

Read more...

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IN DEPTH

 

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Cybermagazine - Wednesday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday July 30 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Education crucial in fighting Ebola: aid worker

Education crucial in fighting Ebola: aid worker

The biggest challenge in fighting the outbreak of the Ebola virus is overcoming fear and resistance to treatment, says Jean-Pierre Taschereau, head of emergency operations for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). He has just returned to Canada after leading efforts to contain the disease in Sierra Leone. Ebola symptoms start in the same way …

Read more...

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Major Chinese cyber attack on Canadian research

Major Chinese cyber attack on Canadian research

The Canadian government says hackers acting for the Chinese government have broken into the computers of one of Canada’s major research centres With the discovery of Chinese infiltration, the National Research Council (NRC) took its computer system offline to isolate it from other government systems as a precaution. The NRC said it will take some time before a new and …

Read more...

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Book fair will fete self-publishing writers

Book fair will fete self-publishing writers

For too many and maybe for far too long, self-published writers have been--mainly--the runts ts of the literary litter, folks to be gently humoured since they--obviously--lack the required talent to land publishing house deal. "If they were any good," conventional wisdom dictates, "They would have found a legit publisher by now." The three executive directors of the INSPIRE: Toronto International …

Read more...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Alberta aboriginal group signs "huge" oil deal with China

Chiefs of western Canada’s Stoney Nakota nation have announced what they call a "massive” agreement with a Chinese firm to develop and extract oil and gas reserves on their land. The magnitude of this new agreement between Huatong and the Stoney Nations will hopefully bring us one step closer to self-sufficiency for our nation and people,” said Bruce Labelle, chief …

Read more...

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July 30, 1962: the Trans-Canada highway route opens

July 30, 1962: the Trans-Canada highway route opens

Depending how you measure it, Canada’s Trans-Canada Highway is possibly the longest national highway in the world. The TCH was built at the then enormous cost of well over one billion dollars, such expense due to the extremely treacherous terrain it had to traverse in many areas across Canada such as through the Rocky Mountains © Revelstoke Museum and Archives, Styles …

Read more...

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Another charity bears the brunt of Revenue Canada audit

Another Canadian charity is suffering the ill-effects of a Canada Revenue Agency political-activities audit. A small Vancouver-based NGO that helps the poor in Latin America says it faces a financial crisis because the CRA ordered it to translate into English or French every scrap of paper it receives in Spanish from 17 partners in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and elsewhere. …

Read more...

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Omar Khadr's lawyer rips federal government

Omar Khadr's defence attorney says Stephen Harper's Conservative government is misleading Canadians about the former Guantanamo detainee. The federal government maintains that Khadr is a "dangerous convicted terrorist" who committed "heinous crimes," including killing a U.S. soldier in a 2002 fire fight in Afghanistan. Mr. Edney says that since 2007-08, Ottawa has had internal reports, written by Canadian officials who …

Read more...

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Motorcyclist faces big fine after police chase

Among the things you should not do in the province of Quebec is ride a motorcycle without license plates at speeds of 185km while police are chasing you, particularly if you only have a learner’s driving permit. A man from Gatineau is accused of doing just that on the night of Tuesday, July 29. The man was going so fast, …

Read more...

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Controversy reignites over ex-leader’s air travel

Alison Redford says she did nothing wrong in the way she used government aircraft while she was the premier of Canada’s richest province, Alberta. The public broadcaster, CBC, reports that the province’s auditor general found Redford’s staff made false bookings so that the premier could fly alone. Redford denies she flew on government planes alone and says there was no …

Read more...

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IN DEPTH

 

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