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Jul 4, 2012

CBC World News, Jul 04, 2012

CBC readers react to Bev Oda's resignation from Parliament
CBC.ca
Several took issue with Oda's pension, which CBC News detailed in accompaniment to the story. The CanadianTaxpayers Federation calculates Oda will receive a pension of $52183 per year, indexed to inflation, or $701464 by the time she is 80 years old.
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Catharine Pendrel: Canada's choice for Olympic flag bearer
CBC.ca
For the past two weeks, CBCSports.ca has asked the question: Who should be Canada's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics on July 27? The surprising answer: mountain biker Catharine Pendrel. ... Accessibility Links. Skip to main ...
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'Truth about homosexuality' pamphleteer sues CBC over 'kill the homosexual' flyer
Lifesite
WEYBURN, Saskatchewan July 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pamphleteer who is seeking to expose what he says is the truth about homosexuality has launched a libel suit against theCanadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Bill Whatcott claims the ... The ...
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Thousands could lose internet access July 9 due to virus
CBC.ca
On July 9, the FBI is shutting down servers put in place following the end of Operation Ghost Click, an investigation into a 'click fraud' ring out of Estonia, and thousands of Canadianscould be affected. ... to get online unless they clear the virus ...
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Best Buy sues culprits in Samsung phone launch leak
CBC.ca
Best Buy Canada is going to B.C. Supreme Court to try to unmask the people who leaked plans for the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy SIII mobile phone. ... CBC News Canada ...The release date of the Android device was one of the most hotly speculated ...
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100 years of Northrop Frye
CBC.ca
Next week is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Northrop Frye, Canada's most distinguished literary critic. CBC Radio's Ideas is re-examining Frye, and to hear his voice again, Richard Handler writes, is to be transported to another age. ...Frye ...
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Pendrel, not Whitfield should carry flag: poll
Victoria Times Colonist
Triathlon legend Simon Whitfield of Victoria said not to read too much into the CBC Web poll, which. ... legend Simon Whitfield of Victoria said not to read too much into the CBC Web poll, which closed Tuesday, with him finishing second to mountain ...
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Scientists looking for at-risk species in old growth forest
CBC.ca
(CBC). The first ever species count will happen at the Wolf Lake Forest Preserve in Greater Sudbury Wednesday. Five scientists from three Ontario universities — including Laurentian University in Sudbury — want to take a so-called head count to ...
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RIM's CEO says company will survive
Stockhouse
(Canadian Press) Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:T.RIM, Stock Forum) (NYSE:RIMM, Stock Forum) new CEO Thorsten Heins told the CBC “this company is not ignoring the world out there, nor is it in a death spiral.” Heins defended Canada's leading technology ...
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RIM CEO Claims 'Nothing Wrong' With Company -- Despite Dwindling Market ...
Huffington Post
TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion Ltd Chief Executive Thorsten Heins said on Tuesday there is nothing wrong with the company as it exists now, denying the maker of BlackBerry smartphones is in a "death spiral" In a radio interview with Canadian ...
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Are rigid classical concerts scaring away potential fans?
CBC.ca
The problem is that the world's population is growing by leaps and bounds… [but], particularly in the United States, the concert attendance is shrinking dramatically," he told Jian Ghomeshi on CBC's Q cultural affairs show. 'I'm concerned that ...
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BlackBerry 10 Will Make RIM a Smartphone Leader, Says CEO Heins
eWeek
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, on a Canadian radio program, said U.S. BlackBerry sales are going to stink for six months, but BlackBerry 10 will make RIM a strong player in the smartphone and mobile computing markets, specifically in the U.S. and Canada ...
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CEO defends Research in Motion
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Heins defended Canada's leading technology company in a CBC Radio interview, part of RIM's efforts to convince customers and investors that it can survive intense competition from Apple and other competitors. He said the major changes that RIM has made ...
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Bev Oda quitting as MP and cabinet minister
Updated News
As the minister for International Co-operation, I have had the opportunity to witness the hardships of the world's most vulnerable peoples and have witnessed the great compassion of Canadians for those in need,” Oda said in the statement. “I am ...
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RIM CEO claims the Blackberry maker isn't beyond repair
Inquirer
RESEARCH IN MOTION (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins has rather oddly claimed that there's "nothing wrong" with the flailing company, saying that the firm isn't in a "death spiral" situation. Speaking with Canada's CBCradio network, Heins dismissed claims that ...
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Bev Oda's political career stumbles to its end
Canada.com
Problems followed Oda to the next portfolio at the Canadian InternationalDevelopment Agency, an agency that was losing funding and rankling aid groups because of changes to its funding priorities. Harper stood by Oda throughout the long list of ...
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Canada redesigned: US public radio program rebrands the Great White North
National Post
In 2010, the U.S.-based brand consulting firm FutureBrand named Canada the world's most respected country brand, owing in part to the 2010 Winter Olympics and the award-winning “Keep Exploring” campaign commissioned by theCanadian Tourism ...
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National Post
As RIM struggles, CEO Thorsten Heins reaches out toCanadians
Globe and Mail
In an interview on CBC Radio's Metro Morning show, and in an opinion piece for The Globe and Mail, Mr. Heins maintained RIM is not in a “death spiral” and is taking the “painful but necessary steps” in an arduous strategic transition. Financial results ...
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Globe and Mail
RIM chief executive Heins shakes off talk of "death spiral" for company
V3.co.uk
The RIM chief said in an interview with Canada's CBC that the company's recent struggles were not signs that RIM is on its way out of the market. "This company is not ignoring the worldout there, nor is it in a death spiral," Heins told the network's ...
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One gaffe too many: prime minister's patience peters out for Oda's opulent tastes
Canada.com
Problems followed Oda to the next portfolio at the Canadian InternationalDevelopment Agency (CIDA), an agency that was losing funding and rankling aid groups because of changes to its funding priorities. Oda ignited a firestorm over funding to the ...
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RIM CEO doesn't think there is anything wrong with his company / Scrape TV ...
Scrape TV
St. Catharines, Canada – There was time, a brief time, when RIM was the number one mobile phone company on the planet. The Blackberry was the go-to tool for business and the most sought after device by regular people and teens. In short, RIM was on top ...
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'Nothing Wrong' as RIM Plans Next AGM Webcast
mediacaster
Having made headlines around the world with a recent radio interview, RIM will 'continue the conversation' by webcasting its next Annual General Meeting. ... Mediacaster - Canada's broadband and content industries website. LOGO. Search by Keyword ...
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Embattled Oda announces retirement
Vancouver Sun
International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda is leaving politics "under a cloud of disgrace," according. ... She spent the last five years as the minister responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). "I think she's been a ...
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12 things you didn't know were invented by Canadians
Macleans.ca
What about how Canada compares to the world in terms of the size of its military, the size of our houses and the number of cars we own? The nswers to all those questions, and many more, can be found in the first ever Maclean's Book of Lists, hitting ...
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More odour from Oda's expenses
Castanet.net
Problems followed Oda to the next portfolio at the Canadian InternationalDevelopment Agency (CIDA), an agency that was losing funding and rankling aid groups because of changes to its funding priorities. Oda ignited a firestorm over funding to the ...
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Kelly McParland: The Sea King saga qualifies as Canada'sgreatest comedy
National Post
If Canada ever establishes a comedy hall of fame, to showcase the country's unique and offbeat sense of humour, there should be a special wing set aside for the Sea Kings helicopter saga. ... The CBC reports that, four years after the original arrival ...
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National Post
RIM CEO leads way in damage control
Canada.com
By David Friend, The Canadian Press July 4, 2012. Research In Motion chief executive Thorsten Heins was on ... "There's nothing wrong with the company as it exists right now," Heins said on CBC's Metro Morning radio show. "I'm not talking about the ...
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RIM Cutting Carrier Fee Shows 'Spiral' Concern
Bloomberg
Spokespeople for AT&T and Verizon Wireless, BCE Inc. (BCE) and Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI/B), the two largest carriers in the U.S. andCanada respectively, declined to comment on the nature of any discussions they hold with RIM. “RIM intends to ...
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BlackBerry-maker RIM battles death spiral, sparks Twitter surge
Toronto Star
Reinhold Matay/AP Thorsten Heins, president and CEO of Research In Motion, delivers the keynote speech during the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Fla, May 1, 2012. Image. By Josh Rubin Staff Reporter. 9 Comments. With market ... In a radio ...
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Toronto Star
What FACTA Did to American Bank Customers in Switzerland
PRI's The World
“To use the weight of your financial and political power to enforce, in an extraterritorial way, that banks around the worldact as tax agents for the US government is preposterous,” Kuenzi said. Manuel Ammann, Director of ... You might be interested ...
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PRI's The World
How the world sees Canada - Canada - CBC News
This is the second page of contributions, after CBC News asked people knowledgeable about Canada but outside North America to give us their views on ...
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/.../f-canada-image-page2.html
How the world sees Canada - Canada - CBC News
Canada Day seems an appropriate time to engage in that particularlyCanadian custom of wondering what the rest of the world thinks of us.CBC News asked ...
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/.../f-canada-image.html
Canada languishes in world rankings for government openness - CBC
As the 30th anniversary of the federal Access to Information Act approaches, Canada finds itself tied for 51st in the world on a list of freedom-of-information ...
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/.../pol-government-openness.html
IT World and other trade magazines drop print, go digital-only - CBC
Several long-running specialty magazines are ending their print runs next month and switching entirely to digital, raising the question whetherCanada's ...
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/06/.../f-printdecline.html
Canadian aid workers rescued in Somalia gunfight - World - CBC ...
Two Canadian aid workers who were among a group of four people abducted at gunpoint from Kenya's largest refugee camp returned safely to Nairobi on ...
www.cbc.ca/.../kenya-abducted-aid-workers-released.html
Canadian survivors of Bomber Command honoured - World - CBC ...
A group of elderly Canadian men gathered Wednesday in London as they were finally honoured for their part in the dangerous missions they flew over Germany ...
www.cbc.ca/news/.../canadian-veterans-bomber-command.htm...
Canada adds $8 million to global counter-terrorism fund - World - CBC
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced an additional $8 million to combat terrorism, at a United Nations meeting in New York - while taking a shot at ...
www.cbc.ca/news/.../pol-cp-baird-anit-terrorism-fund.html
Fireworks cap off Canada Day on Parliament Hill - Canada - CBC ...
CBC News Canada. Major StoriesIn The News ... Snapshots of CanadaDay · How the world sees Canada, page 2 · How the world sees Canada, part 1 · Show ...
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/.../canada-day-2012.html
What is Canadian food? - Canada - CBC News
Skip to main content; Skip to What is Canadian food? Skip to supplementary story content; Skip to related news content; Skip to CBCaccessibility page ...
www.cbc.ca/news/.../what-is-canadian-food-live-chat.html
Grand Pré named UNESCO World Heritage site - Nova Scotia - CBC ...
People were on their feet Saturday morning in Grand Pré, celebrating the announcement that the National Historic Site is receiving UNESCO WorldHeritage ...
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova.../ns-grand-pre-unesco.html
Canadian among 4 abducted in Kenya - World - CBC News
Somali militants kidnapped four foreign aid workers — including aCanadian — in an ambush Friday on an aid convoy at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
www.cbc.ca/.../somalia-canadian-aid-workers-kidnapped.html
Barclays CEO and Canadian exec quit amid markets scandal - CBC
The management style of Barclays Chief Executive Bob Diamond has come under fire since the bank was fined $453 million US last week by U.S. and British ...
www.cbc.ca/.../barclays-chief-executive-diamond-resigns.html
What are 'bath salts'? A look at Canada's newest illegal drug - CBC
In an email to CBC News, Health Canada's Gary Holub wrote that "MDPV use has ... International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda, the subject of controversy in ...
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/06/.../f-faq-bath-salts.htm...
Thousands could lose internet access July 9 due to virus - Canada ...
CBC News Canada ... Documentary: Web Warriors - an inside look at theworld of hackers and cyber- ... Canadians affected by DNSChanger (CBC News) ...
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/06/.../f-dns-ending.html
Remembering the mighty cod fishery 20 years after moratorium - CBC
CBC News Canada ... By Janet Thomson and Manmeet Ahluwalia, CBC News ... the World, the Canadian government had once said that overfishing cod was ...
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/.../f-cod-moratorium-history.html
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