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Wednesday, 10 September, 2014 – CBC News Headlines:

{ Copied and pasted from “Future Vision” — Thanks, Jim ———djo——— }

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Wednesday, 10 September, 2014  -( 55˚F / 13˚C – clear, cool & breezy ‘somewhere east of Ithaca @ 11:11 am Atlantic Time )-

{ We’ve been doing this because we believe the CBC may be more honest and more respectable than Media in the U.S.A., & 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. }

{ & 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——— }

{ Doug asked me to at least start today’s News Headlines, he’s tied up at work- —————Jim }

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Link to Special Report on today’s Internet Slowdown, by Evan Greer @ the guardian   >>—-> Article on Net Neutrality, by Evan Greer

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Fire fighter clearing snow-laeden branches from power lines in Calgary.

Up to a foot of snow was forecast for Calgary on Yesterday’s Weather Network updates- the weather guy said he couldn’t guarantee power outages, but they were probably likely.

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Lead Articles:

-New- ‘Miserable Calgary snowstorm downs power lines, causes travel alerts   { See Photo above — Jim   }

British PM says if Scotland leaves UK, they leave pound   {  }

Obama to outline military, political efforts to fight ISIS   {  }

Canadian special forces advisers already in Iraq, MPs told   {  }

Ex-SNC Lavalin VP charged with fraud re: Montreal hospital   {  }

Franklin ship discovery opens ‘new chapter in the mystery’   {  }

Home Depot security hack: What to do if your cards are breached   {  }

5 things Obama needs to address in tonight’s ISIS strategy speech   {  }

 

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boy on a beach with an arrowhead in his hand.

Nova Scotian -Jack Milloy- with his 1500 year old arrowhead.

“Offbeat”

‘Superhero’ tow truck driver catches thief in daring confrontation { * & If you think about it- we see everyday ‘Superheroes’ everywhere we go -maybe somebody needs to acknowledge more of them ————Jim }

Anna Wintour’s old-school flip phone sparks conversation about ‘tech shaming’ { Anna Wintour is Vogue’s editor-in-chief. This article says she is well-known for keeping up with what’s hot and cool in fashion, but maybe she relaxed a bit too much when she allowed herself to be seen using an older cell phone? Why doesn’t somebody wonder if she isn’t making a fashion statement? Maybe the retro phone belonged to somebody else who had to share something with her on the spur of the moment? Maybe she almost got herself beamed up to to the Starship Enterprise? }

A better way to keep ice cream creamy? Add okra slime   { Sounds awful- like the latest variation on pink slime? But okra, with its slimy texture is a pod-like vegetable that is popular in the Southern U.S. and South Asia.  In India and Pakistan it is often deep-fried to un-slime-ify it? < my weird grammar —jim— > & In Louisiana, it is used in gumbo as a thickening agent. Canadian scientists are looking into adding the vegetable to frozen treats as a natural stabilizer. What’s so “Offbeat” about something like that?   }

1,500-year-old arrowhead found by Nova Scotia boy   { & I can see why Doug gets sidetracked while going through this stuff, there’s a lot here that is very interesting. —jim }

 

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“Most Viewed”

Canadian Tire money – love it, hate it, can’t bear to throw it out: Don Pittis   { I think I heard that Canadian Tire will be changing the look of some of its Canadian Tire money and might be coming out with an electronic/digital version that can be loaded onto ATM cards. —jim }

Sex and back pain: University of Waterloo study suggests best positions to spare  your spine   { And you thought Masters and Johnson were racy?  —jim }

Calgary snowstorm knocks out power to parts of city   { See above? }

Justin Bieber booed at Fashion Rocks in Brooklyn   { I remember being his age and feeling like every adult on earth was part of a conspiracy to make my life unbearable. Multiply that times a thousand and maybe that’s what if feels like to be Justin Bieber right about now- living in goldfish bowl under a super duper media microscope? -Give the kid a break already-  —jim }

Scotland Independence vote: U.K. PM David Cameron begs for unity   { Polls must not be going his way? Suddenly there’s a lot of anxious rhetoric going on over there.  —jim }

Nude man bites police dog after wild car chase   { -Why isn’t this in the “Offbeat” section? }

Le Château rocked by brutal competition: Dianne Buckner   { Dianne Buckner hosts ‘Dragons’ Den’ on CBC teevee and covers entrepreneurs for the CBC- Le Château is a 55-year-old women’s fashion retailer whose founder claims he introduced bell-bottoms to Canada in the 70’s – The chain has 226 stores, 2,600 employees and boasts tht almost 35% of its production is done in Canada – They’re worried about their stock prices dropping recently – They’ve been ‘re-branding’ during the last couple years, hoping to lure ‘older- more sophisticated’ customers into their stores. So maybe it’s not the end of their world? — & I’m feeling like I’m in over my head trying to understand anything to do with the fashion world— —jim }

Canadian university costs to rise 13 per cent over 4 years: report   { —Coincidence? : This headline is sitting across from a tweet from @ConspiracyWATCH – “The first thing a tyrannical government does is control learning”  — We should figure out if we can add one of those twitter update widgets to our blogs here? —jim  }

-10 photo slide show- Franklin expedition ship discovery   { Last night someone asked why Stephen Harper was so hot about this issue – Maybe he thinks it strengthens Canada’s claims to the ‘Northwest Passage’ which is thawing out lately with this ‘not-really-global-warming’ climate change. }

Tweet from the Nation

The Nation joins Internet Slowdown.

-Blog- Netflix, Reddit join ‘internet slowdown net neutrality protest  { & the Nation joined, too – & I’m getting a lot of action on my twitter feed today. Most of it is along the lines of “Stand Up for Internet Freedom” & Other stuff from “Fight for The Future”, including: “This is why your internet is slow. It will get worse, unless we stop it now: battleforthenet.com #InternetSlowdown ”

 

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Other:

David Cameron says Scottish independence would break his heart   {  }

Students need deeper pockets to afford soaring university fees, report says   { And Canada is not the victim of the U.S. style student load conspiracy — not yet? —jim }

Judge to unveil verdict in Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial {  }

Inmates and suicide: Prison watchdog’s report looks at shortcomings in prevention   {  }

All in the wrist? Apple Watch, iPhone 6 models unveiled   { -& the iWatch is not a stand-alone thing, you would have to have an iPhone to make it work. Doug’s right, we expected better from Apple. —jim }

Pot use by teens linked with harmful effects in young adulthood   { —Um, one of my friends yelled out “Every alcoholic I ever met started out on milk!” during an anti-pot talk in school. I know people who survived their teens only by using pot to escape from family and social pressures. I know a few people who never outgrew it- some who might have stopped growing intellectually and/or emotionally and/or ‘morally’ because of pot use- but I have no idea whether they would have grown/developed any better without it. —jim }

David Soknacki quits Toronto mayoral race  { And yesterday Doug found the suggestion that Michael Moore should run for mayor of Toronto. I don’t know if he could, but THAT would be interesting.  —jim }

-Must Watch- Man survives flood    { This video shows a van and person being swept into a ravine in or around Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – }

-Must Watch- Mike Tyson and Rob Ford   {  }

-Must Watch- Toronto house collapse   { A home being renovated in Toronto collapsed on three men who were working in the basement. One of them died. 😦 }

-World- Ukraine promises more autonomy to rebellious east   {  }

-World- India, Pakistan floods endangering thousands due to river breach   {  }

-Canada- Lightning strike burns N.L. ski resort lift   { “N.L.” = Newfoundland & Labrador }

-Canada- Organized crime-related arrests in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia  {  }

-Politics- NDP plots strategy of ‘contrast’ to tackle resurgent Liberal Party   {   }

-Politics- Renowned dominatrix briefs Senate on revised prostitution bill   { -Who says Canadians don’t have fun? Wouldn’t it have been great to be a psychic fly on the wall feeling all the politicians reactions to this one? —jim }

-Politics- Iraq crisis: Canadians on the ground in Iraq, Rob Nicholson says   {  }

-Business- Half of Canadians could not survive a 1-week pay delay   {  }

-Health- Payments to Canada’s doctors reach $22.8 Billion   {  }

-Health- Slash added sugar intake, heart group advises Canadians   { & I found that headline awkward to understand, maybe ‘Cut back on sugar’ would have been more clear? —jim  }

-Health- Ebola death toll rises to 2,296, WHO reports   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Catherine Keener lauds Canada’s Xavier Dolan at TIFF   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- U2 drops surprise album at Apple unveiling   {  }

-Arts & Entertainment- Chris Rock’s movie Top Five sells for reported $12.5 at TIFF   {  }

-Community- Size matters: Apple launch generates massive buzz online   { One headline about the iWatch wondered if it would be a fashion ‘no-no’ —jim }

 

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“Local / New Brunswick”

Woodlot owners upset by Irving shipping Crown wood to Nova Scotia   {  }

J.P. Lewis: David Alward stuck on defensive in leaders’ debate   {  }

Organized crime-related searches ongoing in 8 communities   {  }

Ex-Tory Bev Harrison aims to win Hampton with the NDP   {  }

“New Brunswick Votes 2014”

New Brunswick election: Party leaders focus on jobs, shale gas in debate   {  }

 

=====Not from CBC:

David Coon [leader of the New Brunswick Green Party] has tweeted :

“Introduce citizenship studies and outdoor education curriculum to promote healthy, active lifestyles and community…”

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{ 1:42 pm / 12:42 Eastern Time : emailing results to Doug in Ithaca —————jim Looks good to me @ 1:03 pm in Ithaca ———djo——— }

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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——— }