Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday July 29 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Homes mostly burgled when owners are away

Many Canadians like to get outdoors in summer, and that is time most burglars choose to break in to their homes, according to data from the Aviva Canada insurance company.

Burglaries spike in summer

Insurance claims indicate residential burglaries spike in the summer months of June, July and August, and are at their lowest in the ...

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Hitchbot, on its way studying robot-human interaction

It’s equal parts, technology and social experiment.

Hitchbot, a low-tech exterior with a high-tech interior, is a robot of sorts hitch-hiking on its own, several thousand kilometres across Canada from Halifax on the east coast, to Victoria on the west coast.

Co-creators Frauke Zeller is assistant professor in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University, Toronto,   and ...

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New report shows shocking failures in justice system

There are now more people in Canada serving time in provincial jails who have not been convicted of a crime than prisoners who have been found guilty

A report by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association says over 54 per cent of Canada's 25,000 provincial inmates have never been convicted of anything. Rather, they have been "remanded" to custody, awaiting ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Mission on Mars (simulation) ends

It’s called “Hi-SEAS” but it’s all about space, in fact, a mission to Mars.


the crew of six must eat, sleep, and work within the confined space of the small dome for 4 months. Lockwood says it could be "challenging" at ...

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Arctic oil spill would spread quickly: report

A major oil spill in Canada’s western Arctic would likely spread quickly towards Alaska and possibly Russia, according to research funded by the World Wildlife Fund.

“We’re definitely concerned,” said Frank Pokiak, chair of the Inuvialuit Game Council in Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. He says all aboriginal communities would be affected by a spill. “The majority ...

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July 28, 1914: When the world went mad

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of a war that would prove to be the deadliest in known history.


Viewed from the Market Square, the Cathedral at Ypres in ruins amid a landscape shattered by millions ...

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Canadian embassy in Libya moves operations, reports Globe

In light of increasing violence in Libya, Canadian diplomatic staffers have moved from the embassy in Tripoli to a secret location, reports the Globe and Mail. The embassy is operational, though services are extremely limited.

This is not the first time staffers have worked from a different location. Services have occasionally moved depending on the level of turmoil. The ...

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Memory of Therese Casgrain suffers a setback

A Canadian feminist icon has been quietly removed from a national honour.

Published reports this week say Stephen Harper's Conservative Party government axed The Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award in 2010.

It was replaced the following year by the Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards. They honour 17 Canadians from across the country each year at a gala in Ottawa presided ...

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Canadian journalist remains in Egyptian jail

It appears that Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy will be not freed from an Egyptian jail anytime soon.

Last month, Mr. Fahmy and Australian correspondent Peter Greste received seven-year sentences and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed received 10 years on terror-related charges.

All three were working for Al-Jazeera English in Cairo when they were arrested last December for possession of ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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