Monday, March 10, 2014

Cybermagazine - Monday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday March 10 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada takes 10 Syrian refugees, UN wants increase

Although Canada committed to taking in 1,300 Syrian refugees, no more than 10 have so far been admitted and the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is asking Canada and other nations to accept more. UNHCR says there are currently over 2.5 million Syrian refugees.

“Unconscionable” is how Prof. Patti Lenard of the University of ...

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Energy drinks, teens, and health concerns

A new study of thousands of Canadian teenagers shows concerns about the use of so-called “energy drinks”.

Sunday Azagba (PhD), is an assistant professor at School of Public Health at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and a researcher at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact.

The study by researchers at the University of Waterloo ...

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South Korea-Canada Trade Deal tomorrow

South Korea and Canada are to sign a trade deal tomorrow that will have a major impact on various economic sectors in Canada.

The agricultural sector is touted as one of the winners in the deal, with pork and beef exports set to rise.  The Canadian automotive industry however, is warning the deal could cost 33,000 jobs in ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Tibetan-Canadians mark anniversary of uprising against Chinese occupation

Tibetan Canadians mark anniversary of Chinese occupation

"Tibetans in Toronto rally to mark 55th Anniversary of National Uprising Day. (CNW Group/Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario)"

Several hundred Canadians of Tibetan origin, and supporters marked the 55th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese occupation of Tibet. It was in 1959 that the Dalai Lama also had to flee ...

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Malaysian Airliner carrying Canadian couple

Muktesh Mukherjee, 42, and Xiaomo Bai, 37, are the Canadian couple confirmed to have been passengers aboard the missing Malaysian airliner.

Formerly from Montreal, Quebec, they were based in Beijing where Mukherjee is vice-president of Chinese operations for Xcoal Energy and Resources.  The complany is a coal supplier from Pennsylvania in the United States.

Xiaomo Bai has ...

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‘Wild Canada’ app free until Thursday


The ‘Wild Canada’ app includes an autumn scene where leaves change turning forests into a riot of colour. © CBC

A new app featuring Canadian scenery and wildlife is being offered by Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC, for free until Thursday, ...

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Billionaire media mogul wants to break up Canada

In announcing he will run in the current provincial election, business leader Pierre Karl Péladeau said he is dedicated to making the French-speaking province of Quebec a country. Péladeau will campaign under the Parti Quebecois banner, a political party dedicated to separating Quebec from the rest of Canada.

Wooing business, alienating unions

The party is traditionally ...

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Male testosterone therapy being examined

Unlike the situation of menopause in women, as men age, there is a gradual and not immediately noticeable in drop in hormone production. This condition known as “andropause”, although it  not a completely accepted diagnosis.

Nonetheless, many men are seeking testosterone replacement therapy.

Last year, Canadian retail drugs stores filled more than 550,000 prescriptions for testosterone-containing drugs, up ...

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Transport Minister orders railways to move grain

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, accompanied by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, finally responded to Canadian farmers today ordering Canada's two railways to move a minimum of 5,500 train cars of grain to market each, weekly, or face fines of $100,000 a day.

Farmers say they're facing $4 billion dollars in losses for a banner crop of ...

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