Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Tuesday May 7 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

North-South Institute holds international conference on governing Africa's natural resources

This Thursday and Friday (May 9-10) Canada's North South Institute is hosting an international forum titled Governing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development.

The Institute, which focuses on international development around the world, has invited senior Canadian and African policymakers and government officials, extractive industry executives, civil society groups, diplomats, academics, and others to the Ottawa forum.

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Canadian researchers work to reduce salt in bread

Most Canadians don't realize that even if they don't add salt to their food, they're still consuming high levels of salt (sodium) in their bread and baked goods, and processed meats.

Another thing most don't realize is that the salt is not just merely for taste but to aid in processing.  The World Health Organization says Canadians are among ...

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3-D printed gun could circumvent controls

A 3-D printer can now be used by anyone to make a plastic gun. Texas-based Defense Distributed has just made the blueprints available for free. The non-profit group professes to want to challenge gun laws and to make weapons available for those living in politically oppressive regimes.

In Canada, it is illegal to manufacture or possess ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Transport Canada grants airline exemption on attendant to passenger ratio

Transport Canada granted WestJet Airlines Ltd. an exemption Monday to allow the airline to use a ratio of one flight attendant for every 50 passenger seats onboard an aircraft.

Regulations currently require one flight attendant for every 40 passengers on board an aircraft, however for certain aircraft configured with up to 50 passenger seats, only one flight attendant is ...

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Canadian study: Mother Teresa not so "saintly"

In an article in the journal “Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses” Canadian researchers suggest Mother Teresa was in fact not very “saintly”.  The report is entitled, "Les côtés ténébreux de Mère Teresa" ,or  loosely translated as, The dark sides of Mother Teresa.

The research team of Professor Serge Larivée, from the Department of Psychoeducation at the University of Montreal, and colleague ...

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Sex trade booming along with economy in Newfoundland

Sex trade workers are travelling to the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador because business is good. Long an economically depressed region of eastern Canada, this province is booming with oil and gas development, the building of a hydro-electric dam, and two big base metal projects.


The website NL ...

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'Open for Business' - Canada's NRC to shift scientific research to industry focus

Canada's National Research Council (NRC) which developed the first practical motorized wheelchair and the first artificial pacemaker, will now be more oriented to industry and business oriented goals.

“The refocused NRC will provide Canadian industries with access to strategic research and development, technical services and specialized scientific infrastructure they need to succeed,” said Minister of State for Science and Technology ...

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Hospitals create a drop-off for unwanted babies

Baby boxes have opened in two Canadians hospitals, bringing to three the number of places where mothers can anonymously drop off unwanted infants. The first baby box was set up in the western city of Vancouver in 2010. Three months later, a two-day old baby was left accompanied by a paper listing the date of birth, ethnicity and ...

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Anniversary of VE Day, May 07-08 1945

After years of war, people knew the end was near in the European theatre. On May 02, German forces in Italy surrendered, and on May 5, 1945 German forces in western Europe had surrendered to General Montgomery who had demanded their surrender with no conditions.

Wireless operator Mac ...

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