Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Cybermagazine - Wednesday

Display problems? View this newsletter in your browser.

Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday May 7 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wildlife assessment report 27 more species "at risk"

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has just released its latest assessment of the status of various species in Canada.

In this latest report, 27 species are listed as being “at risk”.

Martha “Marty” Leonard  (PhD) is a professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and ...

Read more...

Established refugees fear removal from Canada

Refugees who have become established in Canada and may even have residency status are worried they may lose that status and be forced to leave the country. At issue is a process called “cessation” and a new way it is being applied. The Canadian Council for Refugees calls it arbitrary, draconian and absurd.

Read more...

Mars One selection process keeps professor among 54 Canadians still in the running

Mars One, is the mission to send men and women on a one-way trip to the red planet in 2023. The intention is to establish a permanent settlement, and Claude Gauthier is hoping, and training, to be among them.

A professor in the Department of Math and Statistics at the University of Moncton in the ...

Read more...

CANADIAN HEADLINES

Women's fashion retailer Jacob closing stores, filing for bankruptcy

Canadian women's fashion retailer Jacob is closing its stores across Canada and liquidating its inventory.  On Wednesday (May 6) the Montreal retailer announced it had filed for a notice of intention under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

In November 2010, Boutique Jacob Inc. placed itself under Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) protection and, according to the Wednesday press release, "underwent ...

Read more...

Passing of a legendary author, environmental advocate

Farley Mowat has died at age 92.

An internationally acclaimed author and strong environmental advocate,  his works have been translated into some 52 languages and sold over 17 million copies, more than any other Canadian writer.


Noted scientist, broadcaster envirnomentalist David ...

Read more...

Rare film find: Say it ain’t so, Joe…

A rare newsreel film has turned up in Canada of one of the most controversial episodes in baseball history.
In the 1919 World Series, eight Chicago White Sox players- including star outfielder “shoeless” Joe Jackson- were accused of intentionally losing to the Cincinatti Reds in a gambling conspiracy.

Read more...

Appeal of Rwandan genocide conviction refused

A Canadian court has denied the appeal request of a man convicted in 2009 of crimes related to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Désiré Munyaneza was the first person to be convicted under Canada’s relatively new Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act. That law was introduced in 2000 to allow Canadian courts to try residents for war crimes ...

Read more...

Maternal deaths down globally, up in Canada

The number of Canadian women who died in childbirth climbed from six to 11 per 100,000 in the years between 1990 and 2013. There was an increase in such deaths in the United States as well, at the same time as most countries in the rest of the world saw a decline.

The World Health Organization tracks maternal mortality ...

Read more...

Toronto Raptors GM makes a plea for Nigeria and the abducted girls

Masai Ujiri, the General Manager of the Toronto Raptors basketball team, joined many North American celebrities and high profile personalities today, when he made a televised plea for help in his homeland.  Ujiri was born and raised in Zaria, Nigeria.

Masai Ujiri is the first African-born general manager of an American major league sports team and was named ...

Read more...

IN DEPTH

 



Radio Canada International
1400, boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Montréal (Québec)
Canada
H2L 2M2