This article hits the high points, but how it could skip over Schwartz's, the Taj Mahal of smoked meat, is beyond me. :) Here's an N-P article on Schwartz's. The Gobe and Mail did an Oct. 21 story on the new documentary Chez Schwartz's.
Here was the story from the Mail on Sunday: Yes, we are biased on religion and politics, admit BBC executives By PAUL REVOIR Last updated at 22:23pm on 22nd October 2006 BBC executives have been forced to admit what critics have known for years – that the corporation is institutionally biased. The revelation came after [...]
If the global population continues to chew up resources at the current rate, then two Earths will be needed to sustain the global population by 2050, claims a new report by the World Wildlife Fund. An excerpt from the BBC story: Current global consumption levels could result in a large-scale ecosystem collapse by the middle [...]
From the Beeb: Heavy mobile use 'damages sperm' Experts are calling for further research into the effect of mobiles on fertility Heavy use of mobile phones may damage men's fertility, a study has suggested. Researchers found those men who used a phone for four hours or more a day had fewer sperm and those they [...]
A group called the Senlis Council released a report Tuesday that says why Canada should stay and help stabilize Afghanistan, it might well be going about it the wrong way. Some excerpts from the CTV.ca story: Norine MacDonald, the Canadian who founded the think tank, described Kandahar province as “a complete war zone.” She is [...]
Beeb reporter David Loyn managed to gain access to a group of Taliban in Helmand province. It sits just to the west of Kandahar, the province in which Canada's armed forces are operating. Some excerpts: There is no army on earth as mobile as the Taleban. Taleban fighters are highly mobile I remember it as their secret [...]
A primer on British actor/comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's technique for duping his victims in 'Borat.' An excerpt: The Veteran Feminists of America were among Borat's victims When a gangly foreign reporter with broken English, bushy moustache and crumpled suit turned up at artist Linda Stein's New York studio, she thought she was helping spread the [...]
Just one conflict in a low-income country can cost almost as much as the world spends on global aid in a year, says a committee of British MPs.