Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cybermagazine - Tuesday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday February 11 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

The "TV" effect on obesity and diabetes

As developing countries become more affluent,  more people are buying computers, TVs and cars.

A new international study shows these purchases  are resulting in people sitting more and being less active, with the result that obesity and type 2 diabetes levels are increasing. The study is called “The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology”  (PURE).

Scott Lear (PhD) ,  is ...

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“Humanitarian catastrophe” spirals in CAR: MSF

Civilians in the Central African Republic are at the centre of a “humanitarian catastrophe spiralling out of control,” according to the humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. It warns the international community must intervene to stop the violence and  increase aid.

“It’s really a very alarming situation,” says Stephen Cornish, head of MSF Canada. “Although ...

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Around the world against mass surveillance, 'The Day We Fight Back'

Recent revelations about surveillance of citizens in Canada and elsewhere by such organisations as the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) and its U.S. counterpart the National Security Agency (NSA) have raised troubling questions and resistance from civil liberties groups.

Most recently it was reported that CSEC tracked the activities of thousands of air travellers after the travellers ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian coach helps Russian skier finish Olympic sprint

His own team had been eliminated earlier, but when Canadian cross country ski coach Justin Wadsworth saw struggling Russian skier Anton Gafarov with what little remained of his left ski, Wadsworth rushed over and attached a new one, so Gafarov could finish his race.

The incident occurred on Tuesday (February 11). According to CBC News Gafarov was clearly out of the ...

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Canada’s historic sites in poor shape

A new review of a previous study shows, Canada’s historic sites are in bad shape.

Parks Canada is the federal agency which overseas 200 national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites.  This includes historic buildings, archeological sites, forts, canals and locks, along with campgrounds, roads, bridges and dams in the parks and sites.

In 2012, a Parks ...

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Canada's finance minister tables 2014 federal budget

Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled his 10th federal budget Tuesday (February 11) afternoon, an interim budget before a more wide-ranging one leading into the federal election of 2015.

In a pre-budget event on Friday, Minister Flaherty suggested that his new budget would make sure the government does not “waver from the path” of fiscal responsibility.

Even so there ...

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Former general opposes jail for memorial vandals

People who vandalize war memorials should not be sent to jail, says Senator Roméo Dallaire. Dallaire is the retired Canadian general who led the UN peacekeeping mission during the 1994 Rwandan massacre. At the time, the UN failed to respond to his requests for reinforcements, and his inability to stop the genocide horrified him and eventually broke his spirit.
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Climate change eating away at maritime province shore

In coming decades more and more homes threatened with falling into the sea

Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of St Lawrence, is increasingly becoming smaller.

The combined effects of climate change are increasing erosion of the the island which is composed mainly of soft sandstone.

According to a new prediction model, developed by ...

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Many Canadian couples start out married life in debt

A new survey shows almost half of newlywed couples in Canada begin married life with a debt burden.

The poll conducted by Harris/Decima for the bankruptcy and consumer proposal firm Hoyes, Michalos and Associates Inc. showed that newlyweds carry a burden on average of $21,503 on their wedding day.

The survey showed 47% of those aged 25 to ...

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