Daily Archives: January 9, 2018

Hockey Hall of Fame honours Sagkeeng Oldtimers in new display

An Indigenous hockey team made up primarily of residential school survivors was honoured by Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Tuesday. The Sagkeeng Oldtimers hockey team joined the Canadian Oldtimers Hockey Association in 1978 and went on to compete in international tournaments throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. The team was made up of players from the Sagkeeng First ...

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Climate change is turning some sea turtle populations 99% female

About 99 in 100 newly hatched turtle babies are female at one of the biggest sea turtle nesting sites in the world — and warming temperatures are to blame for the lack of male babies, a new study suggests. That’s because the sex of young sea turtles (and alligators, crocodiles and some other kinds of turtles) is determined by the temperature ...

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Canadian-shot The Shape of Water leads race for British Academy Awards

Canadian-shot Cold War monster movie The Shape of Water led nominations Tuesday for the British Academy Film Awards, as organizers announced a new female host and promised to fight sexism and sexual misconduct in showbiz. Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical thriller scored nominations in 12 categories, including best picture and best director, for the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars.  The film was ...

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Investment banks’ cull of company analysts brings dangers

THEY are not extinct, nor even on the endangered-species list. But company analysts, once among the most prestigious professionals in the stockmarket, are being culled. New European rules, with the catchy name of MiFID2, have just dealt analysts another blow. A study by Greenwich Associates estimates that the research budget may drop by 20% this year. In their heyday in ...

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God in cyberspace: There's an app for that – in fact, lots of them

There may be no more visible example of how religion and technology are intertwined than the proliferation of religious apps. Case in point: A biblical app known as YouVersion, now approaching its 10th anniversary, has been downloaded 300 million times. But it’s not just evangelical Christians creating and using religious apps. Carry Your Faith, an app affiliated with the Roman ...

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Man in Oshawa fire 'ran back into the building twice' to try to save trapped kids before he died

A 50-year-old man ran into a burning Oshawa, Ont., home twice in an attempt to save people stuck inside, then became trapped himself before dying along with three others, according to a neighbour who witnessed the act of heroism. Laura Green was outside her home attending to a broken pipe when she heard people yelling and shuffling out into the street Monday. She said Steven ...

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Virtual reality game allows teachers to play role of school shooter: report

Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a $5.6 million program developed by the U.S. Army and DHS.  (DHS) A virtual reality video game being developed by the U.S. Army and Homeland Security Department allows users to experience the perspective of an active school shooter. The game, Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment, or EDGE for short, is intended to prepare teachers for an ...

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