Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cybermagazine - Wednesday

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Wednesday July 31 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Montreal Festival of Fashion and Design 2013

The 13th edition of Montreal's Festival of Fashion and Design got under way today, on a short avenue between McGill University and the iconic Place Ville Marie.  For the next 3 days and nights, it will be the scene of fashion shows, musical spectacles, make-up make-overs and design competitions that include even the city's benches.

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Postpartum depression common in women, immigrants

Recent cases of women suspected of murdering their children have raised public awareness about depression and psychosis after childbirth. 13 per cent of women in Canada will experience postpartum depression within the first 12 weeks after giving birth. Eight per cent will have symptoms that continue past one year.

Symptoms can range from feeling ...

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The climate change battle is (re) joined

In Boston on Tuesday, Gina McCarthy delivered her first speech as the new director of the US Environmental Protection Agency. It didn't make a lot of headlines in Canada, but it will likely have a bearing on a the lives of a lot of Canadians.

Speaking to an audience at Harvard Law School, Ms. McCarthy doubled down on ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Ryan Cochrane takes bronze at the FINA Swimming World Chamionships

Ryan Cochrane, of Victoria, British Columbia, won the bronze medal in the men's 800 metre freestyle event at the FINA world swimming championships in Barcelona, Spain today.  He later tweeted: "That 8 was an interesting one and I'm happy to have been able to get that bronze for Canada!"

He beat American swimmer, Connor Jaeger ...

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Operation Husky remembered

A group of Canadians retraced the route Canadian soldiers took 70 years ago in Sicily.  It's called Operation Husky 2013, and it's made up of men and women of all ages, some in uniform, most in civilian clothing.  Some were walking to retrace the footsteps of fathers and grandfathers, others to honour the role of the 1st Canadian Infantry ...

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Potash plunge will hurt Canadian province

Shares of Canadian potash producers fell sharply Tuesday after a word that Russian company  will pull out of a large cartel and will likely drop the price of the commodity used for fertilizer.

OAO Uralkali said it was withdrawing from a joint venture with another company from Belarus that sets the price for about a third of the world’s ...

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Canada’s economy expands despite oil slowdown

For the fifth consecutive month Canada’s economy expanded, as gross domestic product was 1.6 per cent higher in May than at the same time last year, according to government statistics.

On a monthly basis, the GDP expanded by 0.2 per cent, just shy of expectations for 0.3 per cent. Most sectors of the economy expanded but the ...

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Science and tech spending decreasing

Federal spending on science and technology--decreasing steadily in Canada since 2009-2010--will decrease again this year.

Statistics Canada says Ottawa will spend 3.3 per cent less than last year, to $10.5 billion.

The federal recording agency says research and development will account for two-thirds of anticipated science and technology spending.

The finding is contained in Statistics Canada's annual ...

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Burnley (Rocky) Jones dies in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Burnley Allan Jones picked up the nickname Rocky, in his fight for civil rights.  He became known as Canada's Stokely Carmichael.  He was a 5th generation Canadian and his grandfather, Jeremiah Jones was a hero in the Battle of Vimy Ridge during the First World War.

Jones became a voice for black people in Nova Scotia, the ...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cybermagazine - Tuesday

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Tuesday July 30 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

100 Greatest Canadian Albums Ever! explained...

CBC Music.ca is a portal into great Canadian music.  You'll find everything from our domestic radio networks streaming live, articles on various music and now, the "100 Greatest Canadian Albums Ever", are there on a station for your listening pleasure.

Recently, the people at CBC Music decided to put their heads together, and invite some ...

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Can the Blue Jays get any worse?

From events unfolding this summer in Toronto, it now seems possible to conclude that--indeed--the road to hell could very well be paved with good intentions. Just ask Alex Anthopoulos

Anthopoulos is the general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. All he wanted to do this winter was build a contender, maybe an AL East winner. He made trades for ...

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Videos make police accountable, says consultant

An amateur video of police shooting a teen armed with a knife and alone on a Toronto tram has raised a storm of controversy in Canada. 18 year-old  Sammy Yatin died just after midnight Saturday and the chief of police has promised an inquiry into exactly what happened.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Smart phones a big hit in Canada

Smartphone use has almost doubled in the last year in Canada.  And we are getting more connected to these mobile devices according to a new survey released by Google.

Online surveys with 1,000 Canadians earlier this year, revealed 56 per cent of adults were now using a smartphone, up from 33 per cent in early 2012.  8 in 10 ...

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Fracking plan near World Heritage site divisive

The search for oil in Canada’s eastern most province of Newfoundland and Labrador has divided people living near Gros Morne National Park.

UNESCO recently announced it was concerned about plans to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, close to the World Heritage site. The park is known for its dark orange mountain range formed from the Earth’s mantle millions of ...

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Inquest would elucidate postpartum depression

An inquest into the recent death of a mother and her two children could help other Canadians, says the CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada.


Police pulled the body of Lisa Gibson from the
Red River two days after her children died.
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The body of 32 ...

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Alberta oil sands leaks continues to grow

It appears that a series of spills at an oil-sands site in Alberta is worse that first reported.

The Wall Street Journal says that Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has raised the amount of oil released from an uncontained site to nearly 6,000 barrels of heavy crude.

That far exceeds the 175 barrels first reported, and the volume continues ...

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Mayors want more say on rail safety

The Lac Megantic train derailment that killed 47 people and destroyed the central core of the small eastern Quebec town on July 6 continues to send out political ripples.

On Monday, a group of mayors from across the country held their first conference call as part of a new working group on rail safety.

The group, known as ...

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Neil Young's "Harvest" Number One Canadian disc

Celebrating the amazing depth and diversity of Canadian musical talent, CBC Music has been counting down the 'Top 100 Greatest Canadian Albums Ever' during this month of July.

Today they announced the final Top 20 Canadian albums, and Neil Young's 1972 album 'Harvest', was chosen number one.

In second-place, 'The Goldberg Variations' by Glen Gould, ...

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