Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cybermagazine - Saturday

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Saturday November 30 2013 edition

PROGRAM

The LINK Online (Sat, Nov.30, 2013)

This edition brings the full team back together again..Wojtek , Lynn , and me, Marc

a story about orangutans using computers.


Orangutans decide for themselves which snacks they want by using the new app. © Toronto ...

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YOUR CHOICES

Canadian government refuses to confirm U.S. surveillance of G20 summit in Canada

The day after a news report about U.S. surveillance in Canada of a G20 summit in 2010, a Canadian government minister and the head of Canada's intelligence gathering agency CSEC refused to answer whether the surveillance had actually occurred.

John Forster, chief of the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) said he couldn't answer questions because "I can't comment in ...

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The Toronto Zoo and "Apps for Apes" 2.0

Sumatran Orangutans are highly intelligent.

Richard Zimmerman is with Orangutan Outreach, a conservation group based in New York. He proposed an idea called “Apps for Apes” with the idea that enabling the animals to access computers would stimulate them and keep them from boredom and perhaps enable communication with human keepers

The Toronto Zoo received an iPad early ...

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Media Co-Op reporter Miles Howe arrested three times at anti-fracking protests

Halifax Media Co-op journalist Miles Howe was released by police Wednesday (November 27) after his third arrest at a Indigenous First Nation anti-fracking protest in the Atlantic coast province of New Brunswick.

The Elsipogtog First Nation has been protesting SWN Resouces Canada’s exploration in preparation for a fracking operation. Fracking is a way of extracting oil from shale deposits via hydraulic fracturing ...

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Thousands of ancient artefacts found at Labrador power site.

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Red dot show site of Muskrat Falls © Google

n central Labrador initial excavation work for the huge Muskrat Falls power plant has uncovered up to 40-thousand ancient Amerindian artefacts.

Several archeological sites along what was ...

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Cybermagazine - Friday

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Friday November 29 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian government, military under attack after third soldier's suicide this week

The suicides of three Canadian veterans of the war in Afghanistan, in separate incidents this week, has raised more questions about how much support Canada's soldiers are getting from the military.

Both the government and the military are promising to step up efforts to help veterans.

But with reportedly 50 inquiries into soldier suicides to be concluded, Official ...

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Proposed ban on religious wear spawns online hate

Messages of hatred were posted on a Facebook page that featured a picture of two daycare workers wearing niqabs leading children on an outdoor activity in Montreal. The picture was reprinted on the front pages of newspapers and became a hotly-debated subject on radio talk shows.

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Eye on the Arctic – Why Inuit are still fighting the EU seal ban

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North

From the moment the European Union issued a ban on seal products,  Inuit around the circumpolar world braced for the consequences.

The European Parliament had passed the bill in 2009 after a campaign by animal welfare activists against the commercial seal hunt. ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian woman denied access to U.S. because of hospitalization

Canadian Ellen Richardson says she was denied access to the United States by U.S. Customs at Toronto's Pearson International Airport because of a 2012 hospitalization for depression, according to a Toronto Star newspaper report.

Richardson was on her way to a 10-day Caribbean cruise, when she was told by a U.S. agent at the airport she could not fly to ...

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Anniversary of a Canadian literary legend

November 30th is the anniversary of one of Canada’s most widely known authors. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island on this date in 1874.

She was raised on the island in Cavendish. In 1908 she wrote the best seller “Anne of Green Gables”, set on the island, and seven sequels, all huge successes, and which ...

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Changing the HIV fight from control towards cure

Medical facilities in the national capital, Ottawa, are set to become a global centre for HIV research.

The Ottawa Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the University of Ottawa will combine efforts n a new research project that aims to find a cure for HIV that caused AIDS.

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$100-dollar hamburger creates a buzz

A pub in the oil capital of Canada, Calgary offers a high-end burger that costs $100 and is selling two or three every day. The hamburger is a beef patty topped with black truffle cheese, red onion jam, foie gras, duck confit, heirloom tomato and lettuce and is served on a French-style brioche bun.

“In your face”

Why ...

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Canadian retailers try to win back shoppers

Canadian retailers want to stop shoppers from going to the United States to hunt for huge bargains traditionally offered on what is called Black Friday.  They are making big efforts to get them to stay home and shop instead.

It’s not ...

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Beware posting vacation plans, absences, on social media

A family in the city of Kamloops  in the interior of the weat coast province of British Columbia has learned an expensive social media lesson.

Kamloops, a city of about 85,000 is a three-and-a-half hour drive from the major port city of Vancouver.

Gina Taylor posted a note on Facebook last Friday afternoon to say the family was ...

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