Chinese authorities are saying that they are going above and beyond to ensure that families of victims of the cruise ship that capsized in the Yangtze River on Monday are cared for and are receiving information as quickly as it becomes available. With the death toll having jumped to 396 …Read More »
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For a university student, coming home for a weekend is usually a treat where you’re spoiled with all your favourite meals and an abundance of socks and underwear that you could have bought yourself (but it is so much better this way). I also have a habit of leaving all …Read More »
Health leaders from around the world will be requesting the creation of a special rapid response unit for infectious disease outbreaks at the 41st G7 Summit being held this weekend in Germany. The reason for this stems from last year’s outbreak of the Ebola virus that caught the world by …Read More »
It’s Friday June 5th, and what better day for National Donut Day is there? On your way to work this morning, I hope you stopped by Tim Horton’s (Canada) or Dunkin Donuts (America) to indulge in this special day. National Donut Day was officially marked in 1938 by the Salvation …Read More »
Tuesday marked the release of the long time coming Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The purpose of the Commission was to report on the legacy and history of Canada’s century long practice of residential schools. Canada’s residential schools were operated by churches and funded by the Canadian government. In total, 150,000 …Read More »
An American tourist was killed in a South African drive-through animal park. Tragedy struck Lion Park, a popular South African tourist destination. At about 2:30 on June first a tourist was exploring the park with a guide. As they were driving along they spotted a lion and, despite warnings, had …Read More »
While the padlocks are weighing heavy on the bridge, their removal is weighing heavy on lovers hearts. Pont des Arts and other bridges throughout Paris have become a focal point of culture in Paris. For nearly a decade now, lovers have come to the bridge, initialed a simple metal padlock, …Read More »
Beijing has issued its toughest laws yet against smoking in public around the city. The laws ban smoking around schools, hospitals, restaurants and public transport. It also bans the sales of cigarettes close to elementary schools and hospitals. This is seen as a huge win for groups lobbying the Chinese …Read More »
With the most recent devastating earthquakes in Nepal over the past few weeks, Mother Nature (and Seismologists) are warning citizens to stay vigilant and cautious, especially in Japan; earthquakes are ever present and ready to strike. Japan has been cautioned to execute alertness after a 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the …Read More »
Japan has survived yet another attack by Mother Nature! Saturday, just off the Japanese coast, there was a substantial earthquake. The magnitude was 7.8 on the Richter scale. Every level on the Richter scale is ten times more powerful than the previous level. There are only an estimated twenty earthquakes …Read More »