Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Sunday, 31 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Sunday, 31 August, 2014  -( 76˚F / 24˚C & Mostly Cloudy over Ithaca @ 5:30 pm ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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{ I’ve been doing this because I believe  that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

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Teachers with picket signs

Teachers In British Columbia on the picket lines with signs that highlight their issues.

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Lead Articles

Strike by teachers to keep B.C. schools closed on Tuesday   {  }

Putin calls for talks on ‘statehood’ in southeast Ukraine   {  }

WHO says equipment needed to contain Ebola in Senegal   {  }

Germany to send Iraqi Kurds  weapons for 4,000 fighters   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Greedy thief caught by waiting police in Happy Valley-Goose Bay   { Goose Bay is in Labrador. A ’19-year-old thief’ returned to a house he had allegedly broken into to get stuff he had allegedly left behind and the RCMP grabbed him. }

An enormous enchilada   { An enchilada more than 84 meters long and weighing one ton did not break the world’s record. 84 meters = 275 feet +7 &3/32nds inches. }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Health Canada pulling last of citronella-based bug sprays   { * Health Canada says there is an absence of adequate safety data. People who know there are issues with DEET based insect repellent and scientists who had tested citronella and found it ‘basically safe’ are ‘confused’ by Health Canada’s decision. There is a video “How to make a non-DEET bug spray with essential oils” with the article at >>—-> Link to Health Canada Article Page  —djo— }

B.C. teachers strike:$40-a-day parent pay registration opens    {*  The premier of B.C. says he will not interfere with the strike by legislating back-to-work orders. The Mediator who volunteered to help gave up and walked away. There were signs that teachers were carrying that called this a ‘lock out’. I don’t know any more than that.  —djo— }

Girl, 7, dies after falling off farming tractor in Tweed, Ontario   {  😦 }

Shania Twain on P.E.I. concert: ‘I just feel at home here’   {  }

British boy with tumor found in Spain getting treatment   {  }

D.A.D.’s Bagels owner Kashmir Randhawa heartbroken over closure   { * The bagel shop was credited with reviving a neighborhood that most people had given up on. After 20 years of being there and attracting the kinds of residents who cleaned up the neighborhood and brought up property values- the shop’s landlord evicted them in favor of getting some higher rent tenants. —djo—  }

Bardarbunga volcano: Iceland lowers aviation warning after no ash detected   { * This almost sounds like a stupid  plot from a “B” movie about  black ops idiots trying to use a volcanic eruption to cover their shenanigans and the volcano refused to co-operate. —djo— }

 

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Other

China rejects open nominations for Hong Kong leadership   {  }

4 killed in likely gas leak explosion in Paris suburb   {  }

Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza   {  }

Bolivian bus crash kills 10, injures 1 Canadian   {  }

NATO pushes for bigger crisis response brigade as Canada mulls opportunity   {  }

Iraqi and militia forces break 6-week siege of Shia town   {  }

While ISIS destroys, University of Toronto team battles to preserves historic texts   { Sounds suspiciously like a headline written by a propaganda agency- but maybe there’s a University professor or two who deserve a pat on the back. —djo— }

Texas abortion rules unconstitutional, judge rules   { * “Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.”   —djo— }

-Must Watch- Sand-Diego’s amazing sculptures   {  }

CN train cars derail near Edmonton   {  }

Drones and dinosaurs   { Scientists are using drones to map ‘one of the world’s most important fossil sites’  —djo— }

Conservative fund raising runs into roadblock in Quebec   { 30 out of 75 ‘Conservative riding associations’ reported no donations at all to the Conservative party in 2013. – ‘Riding’ = voting district – Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, has sent his ‘Quebec lieutenant’, Denis Lebel, around the province on a whirlwind end of summer tour to generate interest and dollars. —djo—  }

EPA says smog rules should be up to 20% stronger   { * This is the U.S. EPA that’s being reported on here. —djo— }

 

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“Local / “New Brunswick”

Trinity Western approval causes N.B. lawyers to speak out   { Trinity Western University is a ‘faith-based university’. The Law Society of New Brunswick voted in June to accredit the law program of that school while other Provinces in Canada do not accept lawyers into their bar associations if they graduated from that school’s program. Some lawyers are worried that law school graduates from that university might have a very slanted view of human rights that might be “Un-Canadian”.  —djo—  }

Moncton RCMP fund gets boost from Confederation Bridge fundraiser   { }

Drone captures bird’s-eye-view of Bathurst   { * Drones video-capturing images of people in their own homes and interfering with commercial airlines’ flights have been controversial lately. —djo— }

Halibut-tracking test hopes to prove quota increase needed   {  }

NDP’s Dominic Cardy proposes local government overhaul   {  }

Brian Gallant struggles to articulate campaign message   { * Now this sounds extraordinarily slanted to me- —djo— }

Arts funding needed despite financial crisis, ex-Lt-Gov. says  { A couple days ago the ex-Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick was quoted as saying that Artists fuel innovation —djo— }

 

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{ 7:47 pm -after dealing with one barking dog, ready to check for typos and colorize this thing.      ———djo——— }

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Saturday, 30 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Saturday, 30 August, 2014  -( 64˚F / 18˚C & a few clouds over Ithaca @ 9:30 am ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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{ I’ve been doing this because I believe  that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

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{ *** What’s not here: Yesterday a Newspaper headline said “Candidate debates cancelled due to lack of interest” ———Jim W—— }

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Lead Articles

Russian tanks flatten E. Ukrainian town: Ukraine military   {  }

Ebola test underway for Quebec child back from W. Africa   {  }

Petawawa standoff continues as Ont. police face armed man   {  }

Why the U.S. avoids calling Russia’s actions in Ukraine an ‘invasion’   {  }

Zero-giving teacher’s firing gets failing grade on appeal   { * An Edmonton Public School Physics teacher who was fired for giving zeros to students who failed to hand in homework or make up tests they missed – had his case vindicated by the Board of Reference, which ordered the school system to pay him two years of missed pay and top up his pension.  —djo— }

Gaza reconstruction could take 20 years, UN-backed construction authority says   {  }

Sunwing flight 656: 2nd woman charged, Melana Muzikante, released on bail   { * I had to read the article twice to understand that the 2nd woman charged was the one who was released on bail. The two women reportedly got into an argument over a reclined seat on a flight headed for Cuba. This ‘forced’ the plane to turn around and land in Toronto. —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Woman with amputated leg adopts 3-legged dog   {  }

Barack Obama’s tan suit sends tweeters into a tizzy   {  }

Flame war: Russia retorts to Canada’s ‘geography lesson’ tweet   {  }

Canada Post honours Canuck comedians with new stamp series   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

‘Sailing rocks’ mystery of Death Valley solved   {  }

Dennis Cheeseman, convicted in deaths of 4 Mounties in 2005, arrested   {  }

Ukraine crisis: EU prepared to level new round of sanctions against Russia   {  }

Lifetime Water Systems sales pitch after free test frustrates residents   { “The City of Toronto is warning residents to be cautious about private companies offering door-to-door free water testing.The test is free, but what residents aren’t told is that it is followed by a water filter sales pitch” }

B.C. teachers’ strike: talks continue under mediator Vince Ready   {  }

Fire at Tim Hortons Field causes $25k in damage   { Tim Hortons Field is a new football stadium in Hamilton. It is, or at least was, slated to host the CFL’s annual Labour Day classic football game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts on Monday. }

-Slide Show- Week in pictures, Aug. 24-30   { * 21 photos to click through —djo— }

 

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Other

-Audio- Why muzzling government scientists can be a good thing: Day 6   { * Links included: >>—->”For years now, Stephen Harper’s government has been accused of waging a “war on science”. And to some Canadians, the worst of it has been the so-called muzzling of government scientists. There have been protests and damning op-eds about this silencing, but this week, economist Andrew Leach wrote a piece for MacLean’s explaining why there can be good reasons for preventing government scientists from speaking freely. Brent speaks to him, along with Chris Turner, author of The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Willful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada.” —djo— }

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges Canada to boost defence spending   {  }

Ebola outbreak: Canadian scientists back home after being pulled from Sierra Leone   {  }

Coquihalla bus crash not caused by speeding, say RCMP   {  }

-Must Watch- Fan Expo 2014   { * Video: “CBC’s Eli Glasner checks out the annual nerdfest for fans of sci-fi, horror and comics” I know real Science Fiction and Fantasy writers who are offended by the term ‘Sci-fi’ & You will have to watch a couple commercial ads before you get to the feature. —djo— }

Premiers take ice bucket challenge   {  }

World:

UN peacemakers clash with Syrian rebels in Golan Heights   {  }

Ebola spreads to Senegal after student evades heath monitors   {  }

Analysis:

Disturbing trend in debate on inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women   {  }

Politics:

NATO chief needs resources to respond to recent ‘wake-up call’   {  }

Anti-radicalization program being developed by RCMP   {  }

Premiers agree to move forward with nation energy strategy   {  }

Iraq to receive $2.75M in Canadian aid as military supplies arrive   {  }

Business:

Tim Hortons hitched, Shomi born, Twitch adopted and NHL expecting: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP   {  }

Canada plans legislation to end pay-to-pay billing fees   { * “Pay-to-pay billing” refers to charging a fee to print off and mail a ‘hard-copy’ bill to anyone who hasn’t ‘opted-in’ to email only billing. —djo— }

Tesla Motors inks deal to build 400 charging stations in China   {  }

Health:

Privacy commissioner says Medicentres failed to protect health info   {  }

Arts & Entertainment:

Mint unveils four new Superman coins at Fan Expo 2014   {  }

Kai Ko, actor arrested with Jackie Chan’s son, released   {  }

Playboy model Brandi Brandt jailed for drug role   { * She was sentenced to up to 6 years in prison for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia.  —djo— }

Technology & Science:

Asteroid smash-up captured by NASA telescope   {  }

Why science literacy matters: Bob McDonald   {  }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Irving rail terminal smell driving woman out of her home   { * She says she is selling her home because of doctors’ orders. —djo— }

PowerSchool program will show student progress online   {  }

911 system shortcomings cited in Dorchester death   (  )

Dominic Cardy says NDP will scrap corporate welfare   {  }

First Nations chiefs appeal forestry plan ruling   {  }

Arts funding needed despite financial crisis, ex-Lt.-Gov. says   {  }

 

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{ 12:00 noon = finished typing. 12:10 – “Publishing” —djo— }

Friday, 29 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Friday, 29 August, 2014  -( 65˚F / 18˚C & a few clouds over Ithaca @ 9:45 am ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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{ I’ve been doing this because I believe  that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

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{ *** BBC RADIO- British Prime Minister, David Cameron, reports that the British are raising their Security Levels to ‘Severe’ because of news from Iraq and Syria. They are saying that Islamic Terrorists are more likely to attack Britain than ever before.  – Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Ukrainian action in Eastern Ukraine is reminiscent of Nazi actions during World War II. Ukrainians say the same things about Russian actions near their borders. NATO is saying that,  if Ukraine asks to join NATO, they will almost certainly accept.  *** Lots of alarms are going off in my head —djo— }

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A lot of smoke over a town in Iceland.

Photo of an Icelandic Volcano Eruption – from April of 2010

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Lead Articles

Calgary brothers join ranks of Canadians fighting for ISIS   {  }

Tour bus with  56 on board crashes near Merritt, B.C.   {  }

Canada’s economy grows at 3.1% in Q2: Stats Can   {  }

Number of Syrian refugees up to 3M, up by 1M [from] a year ago: UN  {  }

Bouchard, Raonic advance to 3rd round at U.S. Open   {  }

-Updated- Pro-Russian rebels in control of key Ukrainian coastal town   { * When the love of my life saw footage of Russian tanks entering Ukraine on television news last night, along with a headline scrawling across the bottom of the screen, “1,000 Russian troops in Ukraine, 20,000 more near border.” She said, “I knew this was coming, but I don’t want to watch this.” ———Jim W——— }

-Updated- Iceland aviation warning raised to ‘red’ after small volcanic eruption   { * They’ve been trying to brace us for this for at least a week. I think I’d want to have somebody I can trust beyond a doubt tell me whether there actually is anything going on in Iceland. It’s not good when you can’t trust that the news you’re being fed isn’t pure b.s. being flashed in front of your eyes so the bad guys can herd you around like sheep being led to the slaughter. —djo— }

Is it time for higher speed limits?   {  }

-New- Telecom giants to exclude seniors, veterans from paper bills fees   { * So yesterday’s numbers about the high cost of paper billing was step one and this is step two? —djo— }

 

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“Offbeat”

Canada’s premiers pose like it’s 1864 in Charlottetown   {  }

Calgary man fights off coyote in living room with vacuum   { * I’ve seen our reporter, Jim W, scare his oversized Labrador Retriever into running for cover with his tail between his legs just by turning on his vacuum cleaner-   —djo— }

Hello Kitty is not a cat, according to Sanrio   {  }

Canada’s NATO delegation mocks Russia on Twitter with cheeky ‘geography lesson’   { * Since when is acting like a junior high school bully “offbeat news”? —djo— }

 

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“Most Viewed”

{ The top three articles in this category are already listed above —djo— }

B.C. tour bus crashes on Coquihalla Highway: 43 injured, 5 critically   {  }

Sunwing Flight 656: Why passengers are unlikely to win damages due to unruly fliers   {  }

Joan Rivers ‘resting comfortably’ says comedian’s daughter   { Joan Rivers’ heart was restarted after it stopped during a medical procedure. —djo— }

2 men fighting for their lives after 2 overnight stabbings   { These stabbings took place outside of two different bars in Ottawa.   —djo— }

People under umbrellas walking in a street.

Canada’s provincial premiers and historic re-enactors walk to their morning meeting during the Council of the Federation summit in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Premiers’ meeting: When the premiers gather, it’s all family dynamics   { * Calling the Prime Minister of Canada a ‘Father Figure’ might be a stretch- but the provincial premiers are not happy that Stephen Harper is off in the north enjoying photo ops and not coming to their table. “Why isn’t the Parent coming to the table to talk to us? The Parent owes us money. He’s not the boss of me!” <—-<< That’s a quote, but they don’t give anyone credit for it. —djo— }

-Photo slide show- 11 photos- Hurricane Marie brings big surf to Pacific coast   {  }

-Blog- B.C. hospital’s breastfeeding plan troubles CBC readers   {  }

 

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Other

Household spending drives Canada’s economic growth in 2nd quarter   {  }

How to reset kids’ sleep schedules for back-to-school   {  }

Researchers aim to solve ‘mystery’ of Canada’s starving gannets   { Gannets are seabirds. Along the coast of Southern Newfoundland, many chicks are starving to death while their parents struggle to find food. Scientists are worried.   —djo— }

-Analysis- Beijing’s warning to Hong Kong’s democracy movement: Patrick Brown   {  }

Canada sends plane to rescue Ebola scientists from Sierra Leone   {  }

Malaysia Airlines cuts 30% of workforce after 2 air disasters   {  }

-Audio- Baby giant South American river turtles talk to each other from inside eggs   {  }

-Must Watch- Japanese artist projects expressions on human face   {  }

-Must Watch- Eagle high-tails it after rescue   { “With a parting swipe at her friendly jailer-doctor and without so much as a ‘by-your-leave,’ bird flies out on her hospital bill” * The part that worries me is the idea that somebody might think of charging the eagle for her medical attention.  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Waves from above  { * They’ve posted an aerial view of a surfer in Malibu, California taking advantage of big swells churned up by Hurricane Marie. * I don’t remember hearing about a single hurricane effecting the West Coast of the U.S. when I was growing up. Is this something that just started happening? Or did they not call them hurricanes until recently?  —djo— }

Wine, spirits to move more easily between B.C., Saskatchewan   { * There were a couple headlines during the past week that told us it is easier for beer, wine and whiskey to be sold in other countries than across provincial borders.  —djo— }

Premiers want more funds for health, infrastructure from Ottawa   {  }

NB premier David Alward says Justin Trudeau is wrong about fracking   { * But I’m telling you that scientists who studied fracking say there is no way to make the process safe. Alward says Justin Trudeau is ten years behind the times when he says that there should be a moratorium on fracking until a proper scientific study has been conducted. Alward says the studies have already been conducted. But he is lying to your face when he says scientists say it’s safe. “No safeguards currently tested can protect our water supplies after an area has been fracked.”   —djo— }

Regulator battles telecom companies over ‘pay-to-pay’ billing fees   { * So yesterday, somebody said that paper billing is a waste that costs $500M too much a year. Today there’s an article saying that telecom companies want to exclude seniors and veterans from being charged extra fees for ‘paper billing’. & ” Canada’s big telecom companies say they will keep charging customers additional fees for producing and mailing paper bills, with some exceptions. – The announcement came after executives from nearly a dozen major telecom companies — including Bell, Rogers and Telus — met with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for an all-day meeting in Gatineau, Que. – The companies said they would exempt these groups from paper billing (pay-to-pay) fees:

  • Seniors.
  • Individuals with disabilities.
  • Military veterans.
  • Customers with no internet connections.

man with cellphone at his ear in front of a sing that says "Rogers"

Rogers cable is one of the companies charging extra fees for printing and mailing bills to their customers.

– But in a statement released after the meeting, regulators say that doesn’t go far enough. – CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais said “many Canadians who will not benefit from the exemptions will be disappointed with the outcome so far.”- A consumer advocacy group says Canadians are paying hundreds of millions of dollars a year in paper bills from telecom companies. This week, telecom giants said they would exclude seniors, veterans and certain other groups from such fees, but the CRTC says that’s not good enough. (CBC)  – Blais also praised the four companies — Cogeco Cable, MTS Allstream, SaskTel and Shaw Communications — that have opted not to charge for paper fees, saying “Canadians should keep this in mind when they select service providers.”  —djo— }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

 Air quality problems dog Irving’s oil-by-rail terminal   { * Sounds like they’re trying to promote the Energy East Pipeline by saying the current system is worse and harms the air quality around the terminal. Last night somebody tweeted and re-tweeted a poster that says Canadians will not be processing any oil sent from Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick, but will export it in huge tankers to other countries where they will do the processing and they will see their people employed. —djo—  }

 3 New Brunswickers in Alaskan plane crash expected to fully recover   { * And Alaskan Health Care ‘Professionals’ expect to cash in on the Canadians’ emergency health care.  —djo— }

Education needed to break child poverty cycle, says Saint John mother   {  }

-Opinion- Doctors offer prescription for health-care reform   {  }

Herménégilde Chiasson: Artists must be supported   { *** Herménégilde Chiasson is the province of New Brunswick’s  former lieutenant governor and a prominent Acadian poet and playwright. He calls arts a ‘centre of innovation’. Meanwhile, last night on television news they covered an event in which quite a few artists donated paintings, statues and other objects d’art to an auction that is supporting a couple anti-fracking groups’ legal funds. I don’t think the sitting conservative provincial government will be very happy about that.  ———Jim W—– }

 -New- Cap-Pelé residents have mail stolen   { “RCMP are investigating after someone stole a community mailbox in Cap-Pelé and all of the residential mail that was inside”  —djo— }

Research links clam behaviour to climate change   {  }

Saint John police search for missing 15-year-old boy   {  }

 

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{  12:19 pm typing done.  Another super busy day ahead, I’ll post this colorized at 12:30 pm and check back later for updates ———djo——— }

 

 

 

 

Re-Tweet :Energy East “Our Risk Their Reward” –

Friday, 12:45 am :

{ I hope this comes out clear enough to read-  ———djo——— }

Graphic comparing risks to gain.

The Re:Tweeted Graphic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 28 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Thursday, 28 August, 2014  -( 59˚F / 15˚C & clear skies over Ithaca @ 8:45 am ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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{ I’ve been doing this because I believe  that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

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Hurricane Path Map

Hurricane Cristobal’s projected path

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“Lead Articles”

Hurricane Cristobal to bring wind, rain to Atlantic Canada   {  }

Ukraine president says Russian troops have entered Ukraine   {  }

WHO says number of Ebola cases could exceed 20,000   {  }

2 women charged in Ontario after Sunwing disturbance   { -face charges for being ‘unruly’ on Cuba flight returned to Toronto – Another headline names the 2 women. }

Mediator agrees to meet B.C. teachers union, government    {   }

-Updated- Russian troops have been brought to Ukraine, says Ukrainian president   {  }

-Analysis- ‘It’s genuinely beloved’: Why Canadians continue to crush on Tim Hortons   { Jim W has a friend from Africa who thought they must be putting some kind of drugs in the stuff to make it so popular. }

 

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“Offbeat”

Beam me $10M: Ontario firm a finalist in contest to make Star Trek Tricorder   {  }

At-home cricket farms mean you can raise and eat your own batch of crickets   { *If the sound of thousands of crickets chirping at once doesn’t drive you out of your mind first?* }

Surf’s up in downtown Calgary thanks to 2013 flood   {  }

Spain’s tomato festival gets messy   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Husband dies, wife survives 8 days after canoe capsizes in northern Sask.   {  }

2 people shot, gunman barricades himself inside Gateneau building   {  }

Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston marathon bombing suspect, arrested for bomb threat   { Turn around, look at who is carrying guns and ready to use them on you –  Now who is the terrorist? }

Peter MacKay poses in pro-gun ‘No Compromise’ T-shirt   {  }

Arizona shooting range reviews policy after 9-year-old kills gun instructor   {  }

DIY luxury cars: Making your own is the thing to do   {  }

-Blog- CBC Readers debate pros and cons of possible NHL expansion   {  }

 

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“Other”

How to help kids cope with back-to-school stress   {  }

4 things to know about a national public inquiry for murdered aboriginal women   {  }

Hunger makes Quebec Inuit shorter than average: study   {  }

-Video- Newfoundland town in limbo as residents await word on relocation funds   {  }

From Ebola to Syria, UN says more than 100 million people need aid   {  }

Paleontologists use drones to map dinosaur beds in Alberta valley   {  }

Australia, Malaysia agree to split MH370 search costs   {  }

-Video- Mother’s plea to ISIS leader    {  }

-Video- Geyser in Kansas   { ‘A major waterline break creates a spectacular water show in Topeka’ }

2014 marked by ‘major surge’ in humanitarian crises   {  }

Sinai militants behead Egyptians, saying they spied for Israel   {  }

ISIS and Obama’s dilemma: Would he be helping Assad in Syria airstrikes?   {  }

Premiers, aboriginal leaders propose missing women roundtable as 1st step   {  }

Tom Mulcair vows aboriginal women inquiry within 100 days if NDP elected   {  Tom Mulcair is the ‘leader’ of the New Democratic Party  }

Paper billing fees add up to over $500M a year, study finds   {  }

Snapchat reportedly valued at $10B US   {  }

Back to school budgeting: What are your tips and tricks?   {  }

Walking fish may reveal how our ancestors emerged onto land   { * & I thought the traces of leg bones in whales made scientists think that whales once walked on land and went into the water and stayed- * }

Saskatchewan clarifies ban on drones used for hunting   {  }

Toronto zoo reveals hatching of Burmese star tortoise   {  }

Cops crew member among 2 killed by police   {  }

Breastfeeding ‘contract’ at B.C. hospitals alienating some moms   {  }

Healthcare quality as important as lowering heart disease risk: study   {  }

Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app is a hit among iPhone users   {  }

Knee defender controversy: Is it time for reclining airline seats to go?   { * You can’t legislate morality- what makes you think you should legislate – or dictate- ‘one size fits all’ seating on airlines? * }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Obesity ‘crisis will get worse without action, expert says   {  }

Saint John tied with Toronto for highest child poverty rates   {  }

Moncton RCMP Const. Dave Ross’s dog Danny prepares to go back to work   {  }

 

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{ 9:56 am  – Not many comments today –  I have a girl friend with a doctor’s appointment and her cat needs a visit to their vet.  Might add more later? One hour and fifteen minutes today? to type and colorize?   }

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014  -( 72˚F / 22˚C & clear skies over Ithaca @ 8:45 am ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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{ I’ve been doing this because I believe  that the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media here in the U.S.A., AND not a lot of people in the U.S. may know that or have access to anyone who might point them toward the CBC & their web site. }

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Photo of 'donut holes' in a hamburger bun

Chocolate glazed Tim Bits in a hamburger bun?

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“Lead Articles”

Premiers sit down with aboriginal leaders in P.E.I.   {  }

Veterans groups say Ottawa spends too much on remembrance   { Another headline pointing to the same article says Ottawa spends too much time remembering old wars. }

American who fought alongside extremists killed in Syria   {  }

Israel-Hamas ceasefire holding after 7 weeks of fighting   { 🙂 Yay! }

Canada pulls 3 Ebola lab workers pulled from Sierra Leone   {  }

B.C. education minister to meet with teachers’ union president   { “Last night’s crawl on CBC Network News said Striking B.C. teachers took out an ad offering day care services.”  —Jim W— }

Freed U.S. journalist thankful for efforts to release him   {  }

WHO scientist infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone moved to German as Canadian colleagues pulled   {  }

Big wave crashing during storm.

‘Enormous waves breaking’ in South Wales last January (AP News Photo-Ben Birchall Photographer)

-New- [Climate Change] likely already dangerous, may be irreversible, IPCC says   { “IPCC” = ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’ The actual headline on the CBC page called it ‘Global warming’ The headline on the page with the article itself called it Climate change.  }

Learn which cities may get NHL expansion teams   {  }

Vancouver’s racist real estate titles reveal city’s dark history   {  }

-Analysis- The ‘10,000-hour’ rule revisited: Why practice may not make perfect   { “When author Malcolm Gladwell proposed that practicing a certain task for around 10,000 hours can lead to success, he gave hope [to] wannabe Bill Gateses and Tiger Woodses, and dashed the dreams of millions of slackers. But a new study might give the terminally lazy some hope.” }

 

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“Offbeat”

Thigh bone on Mars? Curiosity rover snaps strange photo   {  That strange photo has been around for a couple days. CBC must have wanted to check to make sure it wasn’t hoaxed by someone with a little bit of photo shop knowledge. }

Archeologists discover Labrador’s 1st snowmobile   { A Model T Ford was converted to ride through snow on skis for an expedition to Labrador and was abandoned in 1928. }

Old Photo of a converted Ford Model T

Modified Fort Model T. This may be the vehicle that was recovered by Archeologists.

Spat over reclining seat diverts U.S. airliner   { Security people at airports and aboard planes do not have any sense of humour when it comes to anything like this. }

Watch a Waterloo student solve a Rubik’s Cube in 12 seconds   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Royal baby law stands as court dismisses Catholic challenge   { Bryan Teskey of Ontario tried to ask the courts to strike down a rule prohibiting Catholics from ascending to the Throne, arguing that that law violates the charter of rights and privileges. Ontario’s top court told him he can’t challenge a royal succession law that he says discriminates against his religion. }

Arizona gun instructor dead after 9-year-old accidentally shoots him   { The 9-year-old is a girl and she was holding an Uzi. }

Cougar killed after attack on teen hiker in Waterton Park   {  }

Saint Mary’s University frosh chant: SMU changes to start school   { A more easily understood headline reads, “How the Saint Mary’s University chant video is changing frosh week“. }

Iceland volcano rocked by new quakes, stirring eruption fears   { I believe it was last week when there was a premature report that the eruption had started. }

‘Heavy’ pot smoker wins trafficking-related case on personal use defence   {  }

-Photo Slide Show- Gaza Conflict: Hamas-Israel ceasefire announced   { There are 21 photos you can click to browse through. }

-Blog- -New- Rogers, Shaw streaming service Shomi divides CBC readers   { “Rogers and Shaw [ Canadian Cable Providers ] announced the launch of a new video-on-demand streaming service called Shomi to rival Netflix, but many CBC readers wonder if it can compete.” }

 

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“Other”

-Analysis- Sex workers not invited to Peter MacKay’s justice roundtables   { The Supreme Court told the Parliament to write new laws governing prostitution. It is not illegal to be a ‘Sex worker’, but they’ve tried to make it illegal for anyone to employ the services of one. Peter MacKay has been criticized for the ‘sexist’ tone of his Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day messages to federal employees and also for his snarky remarks about an ex girlfriend. }

-New- 120 quakes rock Iceland’s rumbling volcano   { If I was there, I would take this a not at all subtle hint that it was time to ‘get out of Dodge’. }

Rebels enter key government-held Ukrainian town, mayor says   {  }

‘The worst thing we can do is stay idle’: Calls mount for missing women inquiry   { “Last night’s CBC Network News channel had two streaming crawl headlines: One was that the Premiers in Prince Edward Island for their conference were talking about this issue, ‘Missing and Murdered [especially First Nations’] Women] & the second crawl immediately following that first one was something to the effect that, ‘Police Chiefs reject Missing Women Inquiry as a Priority’-”  —Jim W— }

Tories tout ‘traditional family values’ in message to party members   { *Which brings me to the question, “How can you justify destroying those families’ quality of life through fracking, deforestation and the incredible freakin mess you’re making in the oil sands region as ‘sticking up for traditional family values’? <—-<< My Opinion  —djo— }

-Must Watch- Foam covers military base    { “Fire suppression foam covers Black Hawk helicopters after it was accidentally released during an alarm system test at an Army National Guard base in Oklahoma”  -they almost never include periods at the end of their sentences. }

-Must Watch- Super wooly sheep   { ‘A sheep in Australia named ‘Shaun’ is carrying an estimated 25 kg of wool’ -25 Kilograms is more than 55 pounds- }

How the Burger King deal could change Tim Hortons   { “The CEO of Tim Hortons believes this merger might help them ‘crack the U.S. Market and expand into the U.S.A.’ – On the CBC Network News last night the head of Tim Hortons said they would keep all their employees and not change their menu. A very nice woman who works at my nearest Tim Hortons is anxious about what may be coming anyway”  —Jim W—  }

Cameco issues lockout notices at 2 uranium facilities   { Labour-management negotiations are not going well, the Union gave a strike notice for Saturday night. So the company issued a lockout order for the same time, over ‘safety issues’ at a uranium mine and a mill, both in Saskatchewan.  }

Christine Lagarde, IMF chief, in French corruption probe   { Viva La France! }

National Bank profit up 10%   { National Bank is Canada’s 6th largest bank. *”Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies,” -Thomas Jefferson*. }

Stephen Harper raises spectre of Russian threat in Arctic speech to troops   { *& Loving parents everywhere should warn their children about creeps like Stephen Harper trying to tell them what to think and how to feel about anything during their lives.* —djo*** }

N.L. fossil shows earliest evidence ever of animals with muscles   {   }

Apple reportedly rolling out larger iPads amid sales slump   { Apple has been doing stuff like changing the adapter connections so old adapters don’t fit newer computers in order to boost their sales? I expected better from Apple. }

Neil Young files for divorce after 36 years of marriage  { *I feel sad for both Neil and his partner. 😦  }

Miley Cyrus’s MTV VMA date wanted by police  { On one hand, I’m not surprised, on the other- it must be tough to be a ‘celebrity’ and never have any privacy at all. }

Nail polish that detects date rape drugs proves controversial   { A group of male undergraduate engineering students developed a nail polish that will change colours when it comes in contact with date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, Xanax and GHB. A woman can discretely stir a drink with her finger and if the nail polish changes colour, she can know better than to drink the stuff. Some anti rape activists think that this actually reinforces the date rape culture and other measures would be a better idea. They believe that the idea that it is okay to take advantage of somebody who is drunk needs to be removed from our cultures. Statistics say that 1 in 5 women going to University or College will be the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault during her time there. 1 in 17 Canadian women will be attacked sexually at some time in their lives – & there’s a 70% chance the attacker will be someone the woman knows.- —In the 1970’s a study said that 4 out of 5 women in the U.S. Armed Forces were attacked sexually while there. The attitude back then was ‘If they don’t want it rough- why did they join?’ Let’s hope this gets a lot better. }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant defends stance on natural resource jobs   { Brian Gallant is the ‘leader’ of the Liberal Party on the provincial level in New Brunswick. The Liberals want a moratorium on shale gas development [*good*] but do support the Energy East Pipeline, a proposed conversion of the existing 3,000 kilometer natural gas pipeline and adding 1,400 more kilometres to the pipeline to carry crude oil from Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick. Estimated cost would be $12-billion, and has not yet received regulatory approval. The sitting Premier, Progressive Conservative David Alward, has been mocking Brian Gallant’s stance on the pipeline, saying, “You can’t support the pipeline if you don’t support what’s in it.” *** Perspective: In his book ‘The Energy Non-Crisisby Lindsey Williams -the Baptist Missionary and ‘Honorary Officer’ of the Exxon Corporation reported that, in a speech in Alaska, a top Exxon official told all the corporate supervisors and managers, who were required to be at this top level meeting, and who made sure that  Pastor Williams came along to this meeting because they were told “All Supervisors and Managers must be there” -“There is no oil shortage, there never has been any oil shortage, and with what we know now, there never will be an oil shortage – We are pumping enough Natural gas back into the ground up here [in Alaska] to power the whole East Coast for Free for at least 3 years.” After Pastor Williams began telling people what he’d heard, upper management had the manager who made sure that Pastor Williams was at that speech fired – and he was so happy to be fired that he helped supply Pastor Williams with details for his book. -Read it!- And tell David [bleeping] Alward we don’t need his [bleeping] fracking! *** <—-<< That was my opinion. —djo— }

Dieppe family from Tunisia facing deportation   {  }

Role of hospitals must be reviewed, health expert says   {  }

Moncton family’s anti-PC flyers don’t break election rules   { There is a photo with this article on the page devoted to this article. The flyer shows three senior citizens and says “Vote NO to DAVID ALWARD’S Senior Care Policy” the flyer was distributed to 90,000 households last week. According to Elections New Brunswick, it did not violate any campaign finance rules. The photo is credited to “BeingBlocked.com”. }

 

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{ 12:46 pm – First Typing Done – Ready to colorize and check for typos –     1:55 pm After a couple distractions, finally finished and ready to hit the “Publish” button.   ———djo——— }

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 26 August, 2014 – CBC Headline News –

Tuesday, 26 August, 2014  -( 63˚F / 17˚C & overcast in Ithaca @ 8:30 am ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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“Lead Articles”

Former Tory cabinet minister Marcel Masse dead at 78   {  }

Ukraine says its forces have captured 10 Russian soldiers   {  }

Ukrainian, Russian president meets for talks in Belarus   {  }

U.S. begins surveillance flights targeting ISIS in Syria   {  }

Israel bombs 2 high rises in Gaza after buildings evacuated   {  }

Burger King confirms it will buy Tim Hortons for $11B   { & How a Burger King deal could change Tim Hortons & Tim Hortons, Burger King could base burger chain in Canada & – in the ‘Business’ section it says they ‘would base burger business in Canada’ – *”Last night’s television news reported that Burger King wants their Headquarters in Canada because their U.S. Corporate tax rate is 40% and in Canada that would be 26%” – Jim W }

Killer Russel Williams settles 2 lawsuits with some victims   {  }

Police update expected on break-in at home of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

Japanese tennis player terrorized by bee at U.S. Open   {  }

Moose on the loose gets stuck in Siemens office in Dresden   {  }

 

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“Most Viewed”

2014 Emmys: Breaking Bad , Modern Family named top shows   {  }

Leonardo DiCaprio nominates Stephen Harper to do ice bucket challenge   {  }

ISIS by the numbers: How big, strong and rich the militant organization may be   {  }

B.C. couple’s lifelong dream of epic sailing ends in N.L.   { & “-Updated- B.C. sailors get hitched on long, long ‘dream’ trip to Newfoundland” }

Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu told to apologize after dating his Senate staffer   { He’s a Conservative ,a similar headline farther down the page says so. }

Love-bombing the Scots, the world’s politest independence fight   {  }

 

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“Other”

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad enjoy huge night at 2014 Emmys   {  }

-Updated- Shelling rocks southeastern Ukraine town   {  }

-Blog- ‘Stand up for your collective rights,’ anonymous email urges Tory Hill staffers   { After the ‘Tory MP’ got caught dating his staffer. }

Trade a hot topic ahead of premiers’ meeting in Charlottetown   {  }

Picket signs at B.C. teachers' picket lines.

“Locked Out” & “Better Support for Kids” picket signs at B.C. Teachers picket line.

B.C. teachers’ strike: morale fades as school year looms   { “Teachers face financial hardship as many lose hope school will be back in session next week”
}

Alberta PC leadership candidate apologizes for $20K cellphone bill   { But I bet the cellphone company didn’t apologize for overcharging its customers-  }

Actress as visual candy?

“Sofia Vegara on the turntable at the Emmys” / Actress as visual candy?

-blog- SofiaVergara sexist turntable stunt at Emmy Awards angers viewers   { She did not look comfortable as she stepped up onto the thing, the audience cheered when her back was turned toward them. }

Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1B US   { “Online retailer Amazon will pay more than $1 billion US for Twitch Interactive, Inc., a streaming website where users watch other people play video games, the companies announced on Monday.” }

U.S. new home sales drop 2.4% to 412,000 annual rate   {  }

‘Super-material’ graphene subject of new Ontario development centre   {  }

Valeant buys dermatology drugs from Valeo Pharma fo $25M   {  }

‘Smart’ lighting system provides surveillance at U.S. airports   { ‘Smart’ meters + ‘Smart’ appliances + ‘Smart’ lighting = ‘Smart’ is beginning to sound like ‘Bad News’. }

Mouse stem cell study sees functioning organ grown in animal for 1st time   {  }

Pluto-bound spacecraft passes Neptune on Voyager 2 anniversary   {  }

British embassy apologizes for cheeky tweet commemorating White House burning   {  }

Cap-and-trade carbon plans slash health costs: MIT study   { “Bullshit”- says a blogger at an internet café. -not me, but I did report it to you.-  —djo— }

The folly of quarantine, especially for diseases like Ebola   {  }

 

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“Local”  /  “New Brunswick”

Health reform debate must go beyond spending, analyst says   { “deserves ‘adult conversation’ ” in another headline. }

J.P. Lewis says New Brunswick voters seduced with ‘tasty tidbits’   { “Well- ‘Duh’!” Voters everywhere are seduced with well researched sound bytes appealing to their most cherished issues. }

Parties pledge job through roads, education, ports and food   { If a politician opens his or her mouth and the word, ‘jobs’ – or ‘leadership’ or any one of a dozen other hot button issues’ buzz words- pop out – You should plug your ears and run away screaming. They’re planning to lie in your face and rape your body, mind, soul and spirit. }

 

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{ 9:29 am – preliminary headlines typed – Ready to rock and roll at 10:17 am  ———djo——— }

Monday, 25 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Monday, 25 August, 2014  -( 77˚F / 25˚C with a couple  clouds in Ithaca @ 11:30 am ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Coffee, donuts, hamburgers and fries.

Tim Hortons and Burger King are talking about a merger.

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-Live- Michael Brown funeral gets underway in St. Louis   { This is today’s lead story, but I didn’t want to post a big picture of someone who may have been murdered by police for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The most damning – and unverified – tweet I saw on Michael Brown’s death was a comparison of the video from the convenience store compared with the photo of Michael Brown dead on the ground & the tweeter said something along these lines: – Okay, right, he changed his shoes and went from having his head shaved bald to sporting a full head of hair in two minutes – So of course he needed to be shot dead in the streets. }

Thousands attend funeral for Michael Brown in Missouri   {  }

Tim Horton, Burger King shares rise on merger talks   { The headquarters would be in Canada }

B.C. teachers resume picketing 1 week before Labour Day   {  }

Napa residents pick up pieces after California quake   {  }

U.S. strikes on Syrian ISIS targets need permission: Syria   {  }

French president dissolves government as cabinet feuds   {  }

-New- ‘I feel you all especially when I pray’: Read James Foley’s last letter to family   { Looks like the manipulators want to keep you in a high level of stress by repeating something from  these stories every day.  }

 

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“Offbeat”

LobsterCam in Halifax is live once again   {  }

400 garden gnomes missing in Austria   { On one visit to the outskirts of Ottawa, a friend told me that kids had stolen hundreds of gnomes from people’s front yards in that suburban Ontario town, and had been caught. The police were keeping the gnomes under surveillance at police headquarters until they were claimed by people who owned them }

& Two repeat articles from the weekend

 

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“Most Viewed”

Ronald Stan, Ontario man missing since 1977, found in U.S.   { He disappeared after a fire in 1977. He is now 69 years old and living under an assumed named in the states. }

Decker Glacier at Whistler a sign of melt to come   { Photos down a couple lines. }

Michael Lumahang called a hero after drowning trying to save boy   { The boy was in the Ottawa River }

Ebola outbreak: Why Liberia’s quarantine in West Point slum will fail   {  }

Tories keep 4 Challenger jets airborne due to VIP scheduling conflicts   { P.M. Harper had promised to decommission the jets, but it looks like he also promised rides to ‘important people’. }

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga remains quiet   { Yesterday they reported an eruption beneath a glacier. Last night they reported 2 more quakes around the volcano. }

 

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“Other”

‘He needs me to fight for him’: Woman stabbed by son says legal system [is] failing him  { Alberta: The mother of a man with a psychotic illness is frustrated [because] her son, who has been charged with attempted murder after she was stabbed more than a year ago, is in jail with dangerous criminals instead of receiving treatment at an Alberta hospital. }

2 photos. 2006 on left 2014 on right.

“Before & After”

‘Quite scary’ before and after melt of Whistler, B.C.’s Decker Glacier   { “What was cold white in 2006 is now a stunning blue.” }

Mexican woman in Montreal may be deported without her 2 children   {  }

Why it’s hard to stop a peeping drone   {  }

Comedy is the new drama: Orange is the New Black takes on Modern Family at the Emmys   {  }

-Photos- Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus wins Video of the year   {  }

-Must Watch- Hotel’s colourful implosion    { “A demolition company in New York sets off fireworks and colourful smoke to signal hotel’s demise in Albany.” }

-Must Watch- SUV runs over boy in China   { The 6-year-old survived. }

Gaza airstrikes resume with no end in sight   {  }

Harassment, bullying continues in national police force: Liberal MP   {  }

Sony PlayStation Network back online after weekend cyberattack   {  }

Ancient Mayan cities uncovered in Mexican jungle   {  }

Mayan ruins in Mexican Jungle

Mayan ruins that were found and lost have been found again.

Richard Attenborough dead at 90   {  }

Germany outlasts Nigeria to win U-20 Women’s World Cup   { “U-20” = ‘under-20-years-old’ }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Brian Gallant’s abortion stance offers opportunity and risk   { Abortion-rights activists say the Liberal provincial leader hasn’t gone far enough to win their support, Unlike Justin Trudeau, Brian Gallant has not said that pro-abortion candidates cannot run for office under the Liberal Party of New Brunswick banner. }

Swarm of bees from Moncton hotel rooftop create a buzz   {  }

Decision on Moncton’s surplus military homes delayed   {  }

Politicians challenged for straight answers on finances   { They should be challenged for straight answers on anything. }

“New Brunswick Votes 2014”

Campaign slogans hinder real debate about fiscal crisis   {  }

+ Plus 2 repeat articles from above +

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& “What’s Not Here”   { I heard there was a 7.0 earthquake in South America last night }

 

 

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{ 12:50 pm : Beginning colorization and typo search. 1:30 ready to rock and roll.  ———djo——— }

 

Sunday, 24 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Sunday, 24 August, 2014  -( 64˚F / 18˚C with scattered clouds in Ithaca @ 9:30 am ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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People in a city look at rubble in the street before dawn.

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake centered north of San Francisco ‘shook thousands awake’ this morning. “Thousands without power.”

 

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“Lead Stories”

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks San Francisco Bay area   {  }

Ukraine’s president vows to boost military spending by $3B   {  }

2 quakes rattle Iceland volcano  day after red alert issued   {  }

Winnie, the bear behind Winnie the Poo turns 100   { Another  headline indicates ‘The story’ turns 100 years old. }

Parliament has not properly debated assisted suicide: Tory MP   {  }

Harper ‘on wrong side of history’ with aboriginal women comments, Trudeau says   { In the ‘Most Viewed’ section, “Trudeau calls Harper ‘out of touch‘ -over comments we reported on yesterday. This is the first day I haven’t seen Justin Trudeau mentioned in a headline that didn’t look biased to me.  —djo— }

-Photos- Bao Bao, rare captive-bred panda, gets 1st birthday cake at National Zoo   {  }

 

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“Offbeat”

-Bao Bao story made it to the top in the offbeat section-

Peeing in the ocean is good for the environment, scientists say   { This headline was actually under the “Technology & Science”  heading. }

-other stories are repeats from yesterday-

 

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“Most Viewed”

[Orca] pod rallies around orca trapped in fisherman’s net   { I replaced “Killer Whale” with [Orca]  —djo— }

-Blog- Indian Status: 5 things you need to know   { “Filmmaker dispels myths and misconceptions about [First Nations] status in new film” }

Run-down Labrador highway destroyed motorhome, says couple   { * If politicians, after being sued over issues such as fraudulent tax assessments, overcharging for municipality services, such as water if the town or city ‘owns’ the water supply, not being completely honest about where their money comes from -& how much money they’ve hidden from the public, allowing infrastructure decay, -and other things I don’t have time to list here- -& if they lose the court case – had to pay out of their own pockets and could not raise taxes to cover their losses, would this keep the not-so-public-minded from running for office? * }

3D printers widely accessible at libraries, makerspaces   {  “Makerspaces” might be internet cafés with 3D printers available for public use. }

Diner en Blanc pops up in Halifax courtyard   { ‘Diner en Blanc’ appears to be a kind of ‘happening’ where, in this case, nearly 1,000 participants found out where the event would take place ‘moments before the event’. Diners are asked to wear only white and bring their own food, chairs and dishes. Looks like everybody brought white folding chairs. This took place in the quad at the University of King’s College.  }

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga eruption begins   { I’ve seen no pictures yet, they said the eruption began beneath the ice of Iceland’s largest glacier. }

 

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“Other”

‘This is something we shouldn’t forget,’ Ferguson protesters say   {  }

Lev Tahor sect quietly moves from Chatham, Ontario, to Guatemala   { Members of Lev Tahor have been accused of abusing their children and been threatened with having children removed from their custody by Child Protective Services. They’ve also been accused of moving away from more than one area to avoid prosecution, or, from their perspective, to escape persecution. If I had absolute proof that they systematically abuse their children I bet I would feel differently —djo— }

2 days of deadly attacks in Iraq threaten fragile government transition   {  }

Israeli airstrike slams Gaza high-rise, resumption of truce talks unlikely   {  }

Montreal photographer calls report on journalist’s kidnapping ‘personal attack’   { “Photographer Yves Choquette says he did not compromise the safety of American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was kidnapped in Syria last year and also appeared in a recent jihadist video in which fellow U.S. journalist James Foley was executed.” }

China’s toxic soil   { “A once-secret government study says that nearly 20% of all farmland is polluted, causing danger to people working on the fields and those buying its products.” }

Where’s the fire pole?   { “A more than 100-year-old tradition is slowly fading into history, as the fire pole is being phased out from fire halls across the country.” }

Alberta’s proposed tuition hikes could see increases of almost 60% in some [institutions]   { Their headline said “-in some falculties’. ] }

Painkillers prescribed chronically to many Americans on disability   {  }

How bad news effects your brain: Day 6   { There are live links in the following Copied and Pasted feature: >>—-> “Awful, emotionally wrenching stories are dominating the summer news cycle – from violence in Iraq, protests in Ferguson, Ebola in West Africa and mounting deaths in Israel and Gaza. Though most of us are watching these stories unfold at a safe distance, that doesn’t mean we’re not affected. Brent speaks to Mary McNaughton-Cassill, a psychology professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, about the relationship between bad news and stress.” *** There are more interesting details on the page with the above, Link >>—->  “How to keep bad news from bringing you down” }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Firefighter hurt in Rothesay house fire   {  }

Human remains found in Sheffield   {  }

&&&&& From an ad type box on the side: Links included: >>—->

New Brunswick Votes 2014 »

Tories reverse decision, agree to CBC election debate
Liberals pledge a family doctor for every New Brunswicker
[What] voters say [-] are top priority

{ Bad me- I edited the line that led people to believe ‘Many’ voters want [the PC Party’s priorities] }

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{  10:54 am : finished typing – Onward and upward through colorization and typo search and purge – 11:21 am -ready to rock and roll  ———djo——— }

Saturday, 23 August, 2014 – CBC News Headlines –

Saturday, 23 August, 2014  -( 67˚F / 19˚C & hazy/overcast in Ithaca @ 12:00 pm ET )-

{ & again, these are not links. If you want to read these stories, listen to sound clips, or see any video -if there is any video- go to CBC dot CA/news. —Thanks. ———djo——— }

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Icelandic volcano photo

Iceland raised its aviation alert to the highest level today believing the Bardabunga volcano is about to blow.

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“Lead Stories”

Iceland issues volcano red alert, eruption imminent   { Iceland raised its aviation alert for the volcano to the highest level of red on Saturday, indicating an eruption that could cause “significant emission of ash into the atmosphere.” Red is the highest alert warning on a five-point scale. 11:08 AM ET }

Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine   {  }

Boat with 200 migrants sinks off  coast of Libya: official  {  }

Suicide attacks on Iraqi gov’t buildings leave 17 dead   {  }

Family prepares for slain Manitoba teen’s funeral on Saturday   {  }

Beyond condemnation: How has Canada joined the fight in Iraq?   { There’s a photo of P.M. Harper pointing his finger.  [ caption:  >>—-> “Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has used strong words to condemn ISIS atrocities in Iraq. But the actions to date have been limited. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)”  ] Followed by the next quote:  >>—-> “What I think Canada needs to do, most important in terms of changing the dynamics, is to provide humanitarian aid now, because it’s needed now — not weeks from now or months from now — it’s needed right now for people who are suffering and have been the victims of barbaric acts,” New Democrat Peter Julian said Thursday on CBC News Network’s Power and Politics. “I think Canada could do much more,” he said. }

Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat   { *Holy Cow! I think we went all of yesterday without a single new headline featuring the word ‘Ebola’- Looks like that couldn’t last – }

 

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“Offbeat”

'Certain U.S. states call them 'juneberries' Canucks call them 'Saskatoon berries'.

‘Certain U.S. states call them ‘juneberries’ Canucks call them ‘Saskatoon berries’.

Saskatoon berry gets name change in U.S.   { “In Michigan and Minnesota, the delicious berry is known as the juneberry, which is what the variety found in the northeast U.S. is called. – Researchers at Cornell University found that Americans loved the taste of Saskatoon berries, but the name didn’t resonate as well as juneberry. To capitalize on their thirst for the small purple berries, some U.S. marketers are asking Canadian growers to change their labelling.” – * Now, personally, there are a couple of us who would like citizens of the U.S.of A. to stop calling themselves ‘Americans’, as if they were the only ones on both continents that mattered, and maybe opt for something like ‘USAtians’ *But of course, that’s off topic. 😉 }

Watermelon warriors vs ‘tame and childish’, designer pans CFL jerseys   { ‘CFL’= Canadian Football League. Besides a poll on what you might think of the Blue Bomber’s new uniforms, there’s a ‘click-to-change-photo slide show. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are criticized for having wimpy looking uniforms. While the Saskatchewan Rough Riders’ ‘Watermelon Warrior’ Jerseys win approval – If you’re really interested, the slide show on their page might just be worth looking at. }

Smart grizzly bears can use tools to solve problems   { Yes, but why don’t more ‘smart’ humans learn to remain cool and use their higher minds to solve their problems? }

Rendering of a football uniform

“Rough Riders’ Watermelon Warrior” uniform design.

Saskatoon girls go to school of rock   { “Some new Joan Jetts and Lady Gagas could be in the making.”& “During the week-long summer program girls age 7 to 13 learn to play an instrument, form a band and write a song to be showcased at the end of the week.”  }

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-13 year-old girls leanring to play like rock stars.

Summer School for future rock stars?

 

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“Most Viewed”

ISIS atrocities in Iraq: What’s Canada’s next move?   {  }

Wynne slams Harper over missing, murdered aboriginal women comments   { P.M. Harper said, ‘We should not view this as sociological phenomenon.’  – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says ‘it’s outrageous’ for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to say there’s not a systemic aspect to crimes involving missing and murdered aboriginal women. }

Man dead after Elgin street stabbing outside bars   {  }

Alberta’s cloud-seeding pilots see 2nd busiest year in 20 years    { Another wording of this was ‘Hail-busting pilots in Alberta see 2nd busiest season in 20 years‘ }

Adrienne Sweat angry after autistic son’s head caught in bus   { *I’m not sure why they named her, but: ‘Adrienne Sweat and her five-year-old son Liam live near Grandview Park on Commercial Drive. The two were headed home yesterday when they decided to take a bus instead of walking 12 blocks.’ – The Vancouver mother is angry and frustrated with Translink after she says her autistic son’s head was caught in the door of a bus. She says the bus driver’s actions should be investigated because it’s important drivers are “watching out” and “paying attention.” }

-blog- Clothing line for people with Down Syndrome finds success on Kickstarter   { For those who never heard of Kickstarter, it’s a on-line service where people who believe they have a marketable idea can go and see if they can interest investors in supporting the development of those products or projects. }

 

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“Other”

-Photos- The week in pictures, Aug. 16-23   {  }

Egypt calls for open-ended ceasefire to stop Gaza violence   {  }

James Moore ‘impatient’ with provincial trade barriers   { “Industry Minister James Moore says the provinces haven’t done enough to remove barriers blocking inter-Canadian trade.” / Jim W’s comment: >>—> ‘A televised report a couple days ago said it’s easier for people from some provinces to get their products exported to other countries than to have those same products shipped to some other provinces within Canada.’ }

Andrew Wiggins trade nearly official, Canadian will be rare top pick traded   { -Basketball?- Canadian Andrew Wiggins, reportedly has been traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to Minnesota. ‘He would become just the second No. 1 overall draft pick to be traded without playing a game for the team that drafted him since the ABA, NBA merged in 1976.’ }

‘My big Jewish nose’ essay by Calgary woman sparks controversy   {  }

Saskatchewan might have followed Quebec sovereignty’s lead   { – If Quebec went independent from Canada Sakatchewan might have followed.- }

Elevated selenium levels found in fish near Mount Polley mine spill   { And the New Brunswick government wants New Brunswickers to believe something like that can’t happen in New Brunswick? }

Monarch butterfly population set to rise this year    {  }

Possible Ebola patient quarantined at Montreal hospital   {  }

New PTSD diagnosis could tax resources, CF member says   { “CF” = Canadian Forces, the Canadian Military. Several recent suicides and the news that Canadian Veterans face a six month wait to get any help when diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have a lot of people demanding better care for Veterans who put their lives on the line for Canada and the world. Sounds like the government doesn’t want to spend enough money to make sure their vets get the care they need. }

Roaming rates, liveable Canadian cities & tattoo regrets: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP   {  }

Retailers beware: Homeland security says cash registers susceptible to data theft   {  }

Janet Yellen tells Jackson Hole job numbers are harder to decipher   {  }

Luka Magnotta film pulled from Montreal film festival   { Luka Magnotta is accused of killing and dismembering Jun Lin, a Chinese student living in Montreal, in 2012. – The film, Sex, Fame and Murder: The Luka Magnotta Story, was created by Canal D Investigation and, according to a Marble Media press release, promised to take an ‘up close and personal look into the life of this fame-hungry individual.” – According to film distribution company Marble Media, the documentary features analysis from journalists, attorneys, police and an FBI criminal profiler. The company also said it would focus on Magnotta’s past as an adult film entertainer and his online presence. – The film has been pulled from Montreal’s World Film Festival just weeks before his murder trial is set to begin. }

Burning Man Festival suffers ‘capitalist creep’: Day 6   { *I copied and pasted the following, their links are still there: >>—-> —If your perception of the Burning Man Festival is hippies doing drugs, making art, and dancing barefoot in the sand, you’re not totally wrong. Traditionally, Burners live in tents and come to Black Rock City, Nevada, with their own food and water. They participate in a “gifting economy” and money is not allowed. But sold-out tickets over the past couple of years has led to higher prices and given birth to new participants with more money to spend and a different idea of what it means to be a Burner. Day 6 looked into Burning Man’s “Capitalist Creep.”— }

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Alberta’s oilsands   { Should we go there and take pictures and see if we make the news? }

Jann Arden admits to ‘low shots’ in fight with radio station   { A Calgary, Alberta, radio station truncated -shortened-many ‘pop’ songs to give their listeners ‘Twice the music’. Calgarian singer-songwriter/personality, Jann Arden -who is a much bigger star in Canada than she is in the states- Was not impressed. She launched a ‘days-long and profane’ twitter campaign’ against the idea. She’s not the only person, Artist or Listener- who didn’t like the idea. *I mean, think of it- which part of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ would you chop off to improve your ‘bottom line’? I’d never listen to a station that had a policy of doing that. But I guess they wouldn’t focus their money making campaigns on people like me. }

Daniel Radcliffe on fixing The F Word for Americans   {  }

Ottawa food bank’s no junk food stance receives cheers and jeers online   {  }

Scottish independence debate heats up on social media ahead of vote   {  }

The internet wants a Canadian flag emoji   { Many people want a Canadian Flag symbol they can include in text messages on smart phones. Currently, the Unicode Standard includes national flag emojis for 10 countries: China, Germany, Spain, France, U.K., Italy, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and the U.S. – But not Canada? “Vhat about us Lower Slobovians?” Boris Badenov and Natasha ‘Vant to Know!’   }

 

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“Local” / “New Brunswick”

Funeral today for pilot Klaus Sonnenberg in N.B.   {  }

Hartland tenants face another week with power   {  }

N.B. should adopt Maine’s water protection program, says scientist   { ” A scientist who helped develop Maine’s water protection program says New Brunswick should adopt a similar program. On Friday, and for the first time, New Brunswick’s environment minister gave an explanation as to why, he says, implementation of the 2002 Water Classification Regulation is being held up. His explanation comes just days after New Brunswick’s Ombudsman Charles Murray slammed the government for failing to adopt the 12-year-old regulation.” }

Liberals pledge a family doctor for every New Brunswicker   { The campaigns for September 22nd’s Provincial elections are underway. }

 

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{ 1:04 pm : Headlines colorized, fleshing out comments & checking for typos- 2:30 pm, almost ready to click “Publish”   ———djo——— }