Daily Archives: August 1, 2017

'They were just so kind': German villagers go 'all out' for memorial to RCAF bomber crew

The tiny hamlet of Spreckens, Germany, is now home to a new monument dedicated to the crew of a Royal Canadian Air Force bomber that crashed in a farmer’s field there 73 years ago. The monument was unveiled over the weekend at a ceremony that united relatives representing three of the airmen and the people of Spreckens, which is located about 100 kilometres ...

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Princeton asks students to pick from six 'genders'

Princeton University is giving its students the option of picking a gender or, reportedly, several genders. The Ivy League’s student services interface, known as TigerHub, allows — but does not require — students to select one or more of the following: “Cisgender,” “Genderqueer/gender non-conform[ing],” “Trans/transgender,” “Man,” “Woman,” and “Other”. “Students use TigerHub to provide the University with personal information on a confidential ...

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Climate change before your eyes: Seas rise and trees die

They’re called “ghost forests” — dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists call one of the most visible markers of climate change. The process has happened naturally for thousands of years, but it has accelerated in recent decades as polar ice melts and raises sea levels, scientists say, pushing salt water farther inland and killing ...

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Canada 'firmly condemns' detention of 2 Venezuelan opposition leaders

Canada “firmly condemns” the detention of two Venezuelan opposition leaders who were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, says a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. Antonio Ledezma and Leopoldo Lopez were re-arrested in what was seen as President Nicolas Maduro’s first move against his enemies following a controversial vote on Sunday that gave ...

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Usain Bolt displeased with Andre De Grasse's 'disrespect'

Is the storied bromance between Canada’s Andre De Grasse and Usain Bolt over? Judging by the Jamaican sprint superstar’s comments ahead of this week’s track and field world championships, it would seem so. Bolt, the nine-time Olympic champion who will run his final 100-metre race on Saturday, was asked who might fill his shoes after he retires. “I’m not going down that ...

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Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton, Andrew Chang, Ian Hanomansing to host The National

Four CBC journalists will share anchor duties as the network revamps The National to offer an expanded digital focus along with more insight and analysis on the day’s news, the public broadcaster announced today. Senior correspondent Adrienne Arsenault, Power & Politics host Rosemary Barton, Vancouver local news host Andrew Chang and News Network anchor Ian Hanomansing were named hosts for ...

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App developers try to stay one step ahead of government censors in 'intelligence game'

Michael Hull recalls a time when frustrating Chinese government censors was as simple as bringing another server online. Hull’s company develops a censorship circumvention tool called Psiphon, popular in countries such as China, where access to information online is tightly controlled. It used to be that when the addresses pointing to Psiphon’s servers were discovered and blocked, Hull would simply bring a ...

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'Just the 1st round': Palestinians in East Jerusalem emboldened by protests

Khaled Shweiki raised his hand above his head, his fingers flashing “V” for victory, after praying recently outside the al-Aqsa mosque — feeling a rare sense of elation for a Palestinian who lives in East Jerusalem. “We proved that we, as Jerusalemites, are able to protect al-Aqsa,” he said. “We won.” After decades of feeling leaderless, under occupation, and with ...

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