Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Wednesday January 8 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Is Twitter diplomacy better foreign policy?

Canadian international affairs expert David Carment is concerned about the future of Canada's foreign policy and its diplomatic service.

In an editorial this week in Embassy Magazine provocatively titled "Why Twitter diplomacy won't lead to better foreign policy" he voices concerns about the use of Twitter and the Internet for foreign policy goals, and calls for a two-way ...

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Most Canadians fail to keep New Year’s resolutions

When the New Year begins on January 1st most Canadians party and then resolve to break bad habits. It's estimated that, like Americans, 75 per cent maintain their resolutions after the first week. After a month, only 60 per cent do, and after six months only 40 per cent are still trying. A new documentary called Slaves ...

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Hot flashes- unique to human females

Actually the headline is a bit misleading as its virtually impossible to determine if female primates in the wild experience hot flashes, and no-one has studied it in lab situations.

That said, a new study compared seven species of primates to humans and found that it might be the case as human females are indeed unique when ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

One H5N1 bird flu death confirmed in Canada, officials downplay risk

Canadian officials have confirmed the first human death from H5N1 bird flu in North America, during a press conference Wednesday (January 8), but the officials repeatedly emphasized that there is no risk of transmission between humans.

The case was confirmed in a lab test Tuesday night.

The person, a resident of the western Canadian province of Alberta, first showed symptoms ...

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Pro-Israel, non-diplomat, appointed Canada's ambassador to Israel

Vivian Bercovici, a lawyer and supporter of Israel, has been appointed as Canada's ambassador to Israel, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced Wednesday (January 8).

“Having lived in Israel and written extensively on the region, Ms. Bercovici has an excellent understanding of the challenges facing the country and deep insight into the opportunities provided by the strong links between ...

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Just too adorable. Toronto zoo polar bear cub's first steps

Whatever one's opinion is of zoo's and  keeping of wild animals, this video of the Toronto Zoo's young polar bear cub is absolutely adorable.

The cub was born in a litter of three in November to Aurora, one of the zoo’s two female polar bears. Unfortunately, in spite of their mother’s nursing, his brothers did not survive the first ...

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Arctic wake up for schoolchildren, and the whole town.

A hamlet in the far north is experimenting with a new policy to combat tardiness in school children.


Red dot shows Kuglugtuk © google-rci

Known as the town of Coppermine until 1996, Kuglugtuk (the place of moving ...

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Provincial premier to open trade office in India

The premier of Canada’s wealthy province of Alberta is on her way to India to open a trade office as part of her efforts to reduce a heavy reliance on trade with the U.S. Alberta is an oil and grain-producing province and already has a trade relationship with India, primarily based on agriculture.

Premier Alison Redford and her team ...

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Pesticides found in almost half of organic produce

Some Canadians pay extra to buy organic fruits and vegetables, but a new analysis found 45.8 per cent of samples tested positive for some trace of pesticide. A smaller amount—1.8 per cent—violated Canada’s maximum allowable limits for the presence of pesticides.

The public broadcaster, CBC, analysed data it obtained from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ...

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