Month: October 2018

Why Is Steve Bannon a Keynote Speaker for a Gaming Conference?

October 31, 2018

The International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, a relatively niche academic symposium in its 15th year, is embroiled in a white-hot controversy over its keynote speaker: Steve Bannon, the former White House Chief Strategist and founding member of the right-wing publication Breitbart. According to the conference organizer, Bannon—who has no academic background in […]

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Medical Council of Canada under fire for banning access to menstrual products for exam takers

October 31, 2018

The Medical Council of Canada says it’s reviewing its practices after being criticized online for prohibiting women from bringing tampons or menstrual pads into exam rooms while writing multi-hour tests. Dr. Michelle Cohen, advocacy chairperson with Canadian Women in Medicine, said it’s “sexist and unfair” to confiscate feminine hygiene products from exam takers, or to require […]

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2 dead in tanker crash, fire on Toronto-area highway, officials say

October 31, 2018

Two people are dead after a multi-vehicle collision involving a tanker truck on a major toll highway north of Toronto, officials say.  The fuel tanker burst into flames on Highway 407, in Vaughan, Ont., after the crash during the afternoon rush, according to Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the Ontario Provincial Police.  A nearby motorist caught the crash […]

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Canada to increase annual immigration admissions to 350,000 by 2021

October 31, 2018

Canada will take in 40,000 more immigrants in 2021 than it plans to accept this year, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said Wednesday. The target for new arrivals in Canada will rise to 350,000, which is nearly one per cent of the country’s population. The figures were announced Wednesday as part of government’s updated multi-year immigration […]

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B.C. Human Rights Tribunal finds resort owner schemed to replace Caucasian workers

October 31, 2018

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has awarded over $173,000 in total to seven former employees of the Spruce Hill Resort and Spa in the B.C. Cariboo who claimed owner Kin Wa Chan discriminated against them because they’re Caucasian. In a 73-page decision, tribunal chair Diana Juricevic found “that over a period of months, Mr. Chan repeatedly […]

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Uneasy crossroads faces migrant caravan en route to U.S. border

October 31, 2018

As a caravan of some 4,000 Central American migrants rests in Juchitan, a town 700 kilometres southeast of Mexico City and still many weeks’ walk from the U.S. border, its members face an uneasy crossroads. There will be no onward journey today, while the group receives medical treatment and food from locals hastily gathered to hand out biscuits and […]

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Milky Way was part of cosmic collision 10 billion years ago

October 31, 2018

Astronomers using the European Space Agency’s Gaia space telescope have discovered that our galaxy was involved in a cosmic merger 10 billion years ago. The Milky Way is believed to have formed more than 13 billion years ago. But shortly thereafter — shortly in cosmic terms, at least — another galaxy slammed into it, dispersing […]

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With Netflix Show ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat,’ the Food TV Renaissance Continues

October 31, 2018

Samin Nosrat begins the final episode of Salt Fat Acid Heat with an apt metaphor: “Heat is the element of transformation.” Nosrat, a chef and author, is calling attention to one of cooking’s essential tenets—but also, slyly enough, to a new movement of food shows on Netflix and elsewhere that spurn the pallid and passé […]

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Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again

October 31, 2018

Image caption Sebastian, Gertan and David have all benefited from the work of Dr Courtine Three paralysed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors in Switzerland. An electrical device inserted around the men’s spines boosted signals from their brains […]

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Parkinson’s disease ‘may’ start in gut

October 31, 2018

Image copyright Getty Images The brain disease Parkinson’s may actually start in the depths of the digestive system, US scientists say. In their study, people whose appendix had been removed were less likely to develop the neurodegenerative disease. And the appendix, long thought of as pointless in the human body, contained the substance that kills […]

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