Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cybermagazine - Wednesday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday April 16 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Brain starts to slow down at 24, study suggests

The analysis of a group of people playing the popular strategy video game Starcraft 2 revealed that age-related brain performance starts declining at 24 years.

Researchers at Simon Fraser University studied 3,305 people, mostly men, aged 16 to 44, as they played one game against a single random opponent of similar skill. They measured gamers’ cognitive motor performance, i.e. ...

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Terrorist video threat against Canada and "America"

A new video has surfaced on the internet in which a fundamentalist Islamic fighter directly threatens Canada and then the US and Obama.

Michel Juneau-Katsuya is a former senior manager and intelligence officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and is currently CEO of the Northgate Group, a security consulting and advisory firm. I reached him by mobile ...

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Canada needs a green revolution: environmentalists

A global, clean energy revolution is coming to deal with climate change and Canada needs to get on board or get left behind, says Ian Bruce, science and policy manager at the David Suzuki Foundation, a leading environmental group.

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focuses on the changes countries ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada’s French and English-speaking co-operatives will now have ‘one voice’

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada will represent 18 million members of co-ops and mutual associations in Canada.

“We will have one voice, we often had two voices,” says Denise Guy, executive director of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada.

English and French-speaking co-operatives share many ideals, but their history and culture is  very different.

Quebec’s co-operative movement started in 1900, ...

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Facebook releases surveillance information

The social media giant, Facebook, has released its second report which indicates the number of information requests on users that are made by governments around the world.

Facebook doesn’t go into specifics about the information, only basic statistics. The data also only relates to criminal offences, and doesn’t include requests related to security intelligence.

In the ...

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Only one Canadian team at start of National Hockey League playoffs

The Montreal Canadiens will be getting a lot of attention from hockey fans all over the country in the following weeks. They are the only Canadian team to have qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs this season.

"Going into the season, you look at all the Canadian teams and you'd think most of them would be contending," said Canadiens ...

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Harsh winter, harsh spring

Following the long and bitterly cold winter experienced by much of southern Canada, comes more unpleasant surprise for many areas, in the form of floods.

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Homegrown terrorist explains his radicalization

Letters from a Toronto youth turned terrorist provide clues as to how radicalization occurs in Canada. The letters were written to the public broadcaster, CBC by Saad Khalid who is now serving a 20-year prison sentence for his part in the so-called Toronto 18 plot to bomb high-profile targets in downtown Toronto.

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Brain drain challenges aboriginal communities

First Nations communities across Canada are struggling to find ways of getting young people to return after leaving to go to school or find a job.

Forty-four per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds who have left do not plan to go back to their home communities according to a 2009 survey by the polling firm Environics. Another 33 per ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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