Highlights/world

Environment, International, Society

World Oceans Day: June 8

It’s a day to reflect on what humanity’s combined effects have been, and continue to be, on the vital oceans of the world. It was a day first proposed by Canada in 1992, and since proclaimed by the United Nations.» 

Health, International

Poor diet responsible for 1 in 5 deaths: study

A new study found that people in 195 countries are not eating enough good foods and that may cause more deaths than smoking tobacco. Researchers say there is an urgent need for improving human diet across nations and that could» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

New international sports body to empower athletes

CBC/BBC announce new group to give international-level athletes a strong voice A former top executive of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a top Olympic cyclist are behind a new athlete-based international sports body. Called Global Athlete, the new body» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Millions die after surgery worldwide, say researchers

A new study suggests that 4.2 million people die each year in the 30 days after surgery making this the third leading cause of death around the world. Using available information, researchers found that this number of post-surgery deaths exceeds» 

Economy, Society

Coin commemorates end of First World War

In less than a month, many nations around the world will mark a momentous date. This year, November 11th will be the 100th anniversary of the Armistice to end the horrific tragedy of the  First World War. To mark the» 

International lumberjacks to compete for title of world’s best

Stihl Timbersports extreme championahip world title-U.K It’s a competition that requires great strength, great stamina, and great skill in what is an extreme sport, called Timbersports. After a series of national competitions in countries around the world to select the» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cyberbullying: perceptions world-wide

World survey by Ipsos The Oxford dictionary defines cyberbullying as: “The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.” The Oxford Learner’s dictionary adds a bit more,” the activity of» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Montreal’s World Film Festival in doubt

The Montreal “Festival des films du monde” (FFM) at one time was a a star-studded premier movie event in Canada. Its “star” however has faded considerably in the past few years while its competitor, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Global warming: So how was your April?

Here we are in May, well into spring and heading for summer.  In much of North America though, spells of actual warm weather have only just begun to arrive, and hesitantly at that in many places.  Indeed this evening there’s» 

Environment, International, Society

World Wildlife photo competition: Winners

The winners in the annual World Wildlife photo competition were announced this week by the Natural History Museum in London, England The grand prize winner was Brent Stirton of South Africa.  His image of a dehorned Black Rhino, killed by»