Friday, May 3, 2013

Cybermagazine - Thursday

Display problems? View this newsletter in your browser.

Thursday May 2 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Museums: where from, and with budget cuts and in the digital age, whither bound?

It seems the idea of museums, had it’s origins a few centuries ago with the personal collections of the wealthy.  They weren’t really museums, rather more like a gathering of curiousities than an organized assembly of artifacts.  Gathering marvels and curiousities for the public began in the 1700’s. Since then attitudes and function of museums has evolved

Read more...

Canada’s Great Lakes get help to fix low water levels

The International Joint Commission recently recommended the installation of flexible structures that would help restore up to 25 centimetres of water to Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

The IJC is the body established in 1909 to oversee trans-boundary water issues between Canada and the United States. The commission is particularly busy with issues relating ...

Read more...

After 30 years of service, iconic space tool Canadarm goes home

After travelling 624 kilometres since it was first used in 1981, the Canadarm has found a home at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

The permanent Canadarm display was unveiled Thursday (May 2) by Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore at the museum, and by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadley via live video from the orbitting International Space Station
...

Read more...

CANADIAN HEADLINES

New Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz

Stephen Poloz, the head of Export Development Canada, was named today as the next governor of the Bank of Canada.

Stephen Poloz had worked previously at the Bank of Canada.  He joined the central bank in 1981 and worked there for 14 years, according to a statement released by the bank today.

Mark Carney has been the governor ...

Read more...

New money, rules, for Canada's search and rescue system

Only days after Canada's Auditor General Michael Ferguson reported Canada's search and rescue system (SAR) was facing sustainability issues including use of old equipment, Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced Thursday (May 2) the system would get more money and rules.

“As the lead Minister for Search and Rescue activities, I firmly believe there is no such thing as ‘good ...

Read more...

Record ocean warming, "alarming, quite extreme"

International scientists say there was record warming of oceans last year.

In its just released annual report, the World Meterological Organization says 2012 was one of the ten warmest years since statistical data gathering began in 1850.  The report adds that the record loss of ice in the Arctic in August and September of last year was ...

Read more...

Canadian students tops in world robotics competition

The competition is called the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics World Championships

Four hundred teams of students ages 14-18 from around the world competed in the three-day annual event held in St Louis, Missouri, USA.  Robots, which had to be designed and built in 6 weeks are required to perform a number of skills, ...

Read more...

Four Canadian banks on Top 10 list of world's strongest

Four of Canada's biggest banks are among the top 10 in a global ranking of the strongest banks according to data compiled by Bloomberg Markets magazine.

CIBC, Royal Bank, Scotiabank and TD were ranked 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th, respectively, on the publication’s annual ranking of the world’s strongest and safest lenders.

In an article on the list, Bloomberg Magazine ...

Read more...

Foreign Minister says Canada will not seek UN Security Council seat

The Canadian media is reporting on statements made by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird that Canada would not be seeking a seat on the United Nations Security Council next year.

"Canada's principled foreign policy is not for sale for a Security Council seat," said Minister Baird in the House of Commons on Wednesday (May 1).

The Official Opposition ...

Read more...

IN DEPTH

 



Radio Canada International
1400, boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Montréal (Québec)
Canada
H2L 2M2