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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Blue Note by Robin Lynam: Blaine Whittaker

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:15pm by Robin Lynam

    ... real album. It's an urban sounding thing." Strange Universe- mainly recorded at Village Studios in Guangzhou with some overdubs in Hong Kong, Canada and the US- features some ... on the album are reconvening for the launch, including The Big Small Trio, with Pao and Li as special guests. Harris is in Canada at the moment, but Chris Polanco from Azucar Latina is filling ...

  2. News - World - POLITICS

    Republicans plan to use dominance of Congress to target Obamacare

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:29pm by Reuters

    ... reforms, approve an oil pipeline from Canada and trim the nation's debt, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said. In his first news conference since Republicans seized full control ... voted for Obamacare," he said. The Ohio Republican said the House would also pass dozens of business-friendly bills aimed at boosting jobs growth and approve TransCanada's Keystone XL ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Toronto schools reject tie-up with China’s Confucius Institute

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 10:59am by Reuters in Toronto

    ... Reuters in Toronto Canada’s largest school district ended a planned partnership with China’s government-funded Confucius Institute on Wednesday, a move likely to irritate Beijing just days ... in Canada and the United States amid concerns they restrict academic freedom, conduct surveillance of Chinese students abroad and promote the political aims of China’s ruling Communist Party. “It ...

  4. Property - International - CANADA

    Canada's housing starts rebound to surprise market

    Posted May 14th 2014, 05:04am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Bounce-back in new home construction activity stronger than expected amid rise in prices Housing starts rebound to surprise market New home construction in Canada picked ... rose to 194,809 units from 156,592 in March, data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp showed. That surpassed analysts' expectations for a gain to 175,000. March's housing starts ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Poor immigration policy needs to be reviewed

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:17am by LETTERS

    ... they have and their profession. When immigrants reach the required years of stay in Canada and the United States, they are required to take a test to evaluate their suitability for permanent ... background and work experience have also contributed. This shows the importance of having an effective immigration scoring scheme. Countries such as Canada and the US require immigrants to use ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila probes diplomat charged in Canada with trafficking nanny

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila probes trafficking case envoy The Philippine government said yesterday it was investigating one of its diplomats, charged in Canada for alleged human ... December but was not identified, had been "relocated to a safe location" in Canada. Jose said the Philippine government was co-operating fully with the Ottawa police "to the extent ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledges role in promoting regional stability

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 10:45pm by KYODO

    ... during ministerial talks in Beijing. The 12 TPP negotiating nations- Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam- have ...

  8. News - World

    Atari games buried in landfill net US$37,000 on eBay

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:10am by AP

    ... for US$1,537 to a buyer in Canada. The interest in the games has gone global, with online bidders from countries including Germany and Sweden snapping up items. A museum in Rome has opened an exhibit ...

  9. Business - Commodities - GOLD

    Swiss 'gold vote' worries markets

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 07:13am by AFP

    ... 20 per cent of its holdings, nearly three times more than the current level of 7 per cent. It would also require the bank to stop selling its gold and repatriate reserves held in Canada ...

  10. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    Canada tower could teach Hong Kong a thing or two about design of small flats

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:41am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... the philosophy of Daryl Simpson, a a developer from Canada, whose small-footprint condominium concept probably sounds more dream than reality to anyone living in a Mid-Levels shoebox. A new condo tower ...




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