Daily Archives: February 17, 2018

The best—and worst—places to be a working woman

“PRESS for progress” is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8th. As our sixth glass-ceiling index shows, disparity between countries remains wide. But women have made some progress towards equality in the workplace in the past year. The index ranks the best and worst countries to be a working woman. Each score is based on average ...

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Vancouver artist's cartoon of Florida school shooting resonates

A Vancouver illustrator said she’s overwhelmed by the social media response to her cartoon depicting a victim of the recent school shooting in Florida. Pia Guerra’s “Hero’s Welcome” shows a young girl leading the school’s football coach Aaron Feis by the hand to meet a crowd of other people killed in school shootings. Feis was one of 17 victims who ...

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Trudeau's India mission mixes global business with local politics

Former B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh believes one thing has remained constant since his time in office as the first Indian-Canadian to govern a province. “Trade still doesn’t amount to much,” he said. “Since the time I was premier, prime ministers and premiers have been going over and yet trade just hasn’t grown as much as it could.” Two-way trade between Canada and India amounts to ...

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Borneo's orangutans at risk of extinction after population decreases by 148,500 in 16 years

In 1973, roughly 75 per cent of Borneo, the world’s third-largest island, was a canopied paradise. Towering trees, some stretching more than 90 metres into the sky, helped fuel a rich ecosystem and were home to more than 250,000 Bornean orangutans. Today, it is estimated that only 65,000 orangutans remain. In a new study published in Current Biology, an international group of ...

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Stars to wear statement black at BAFTA awards

The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes centre stage at the British Academy Film Awards. Many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in monochrome for Sunday’s ceremony as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse. Will royalty join them? The Duchess of Cambridge is due ...

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Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

MINNEAPOLIS –  After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt. She also said she was angry at U.S. military actions overseas and admitted that she tried to encourage others to “join the ...

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Pakistan court sentences serial killer of children to death

A public prosecutor in Pakistan says a court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a seven-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation. Ehtesham Qadir says the court Saturday announced the decision in the presence of Mohammad Imran, who had pleaded guilty during the five-day trial. Imran was arrested ...

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