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Child poverty, it will take 54 years to eliminate it

TORONTO – Fifty-four years. At the current rate of improvement, it will take fifty-four years, according to Campaign 2000, to end child poverty. The alarm was raised by the movement which is a non-partisan network of 120 national, provincial and community partner organizations committed to working together to end the poverty of children and families: the new Campaign 2000 report found that more than 1.3 million Canadian children, or 17.7%, live below the poverty threshold indicated by Statistics Canada. “This is a fairly significant number of children who suffer from the damage caused by missed meals, not having suitable clothes and the absence of parents working for many hours,” said Leila Sarangi, national director of Campaign 2000. (more…)

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Covid: 12 dead in Ontario, one was under 20 years old

TORONTO – Covid-19, twelve deaths in the last twenty-four hours: among the deads, even a very young person, under the age of 20, in the Windsor-Essex area (this is the only detail provided by the Ministry of Health of the Ontario). “We extend our deepest condolences to their family,” said Ministry spokeswoman Alexandra Hilkene. “Out of respect for the family and their privacy at this difficult time, we will not share further details of the case at this time.” The analysis of today’s data relating to the pandemic in Ontario opens with this tragic news. (more…)

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Marking the discovery of Insulin, 100 years later

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease, its risk factors, its management and lifestyle changes people can make to improve their health. Since 1991, World Diabetes Day (November 14) is marked annually in honour of the birthday of Canadian physician and scientist, Sir Frederick G. Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin.

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of that 1921 discovery which was a historical turning point for the treatment of people with diabetes.


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Remembrance Day commemorations – 100 years of observances

In-person Remembrance Day services return to communities across Canada. Last year, pandemic restrictions prompted smaller, scaled down ceremonies while others were cancelled to minimize the risk of infection.

This year, things are decidedly different. The easing of restrictions and greater capacity limits mean traditional Remembrance Day ceremonies return to some semblance of normalcy, albeit with Covid-19 safety protocols in effect.


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Life with no parole for 22 years for intruders who killed mom of three

TORONTO –  When a grisly and gory crime hits close to home, it sends a shock wave to the whole Filipino-Canadian community of Toronto, especially to closer friends and relatives of the victim hearing for the first time that when a partner is murdered, the surviving partner is always the suspect. Tragic as it may be, the initial reaction is for everyone to send in their condolences. Only after Yostin Murillo, a main suspect of Costa Rican background, was arrested were friends and relatives of the couple able to breathe a sigh of relief.  (more…)

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Chernobyl, the alarm of Ukrainian scientists: “35 years later there is a risk of a new accident”

KIEV – 35 years after the disaster, Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant seems to be “awakened”. And according to the scientists there is the risk of a new accident, albeit less serious than the one that occurred on the night of April 26, 1986 when the plant exploded, releasing radioactive clouds that also reached Europe and the eastern coast of North America. (more…)

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Gates divorce: Bill and Melinda split after 27 years

The announcement sent shockwaves throughout the business world and in particular that of Philanthropy.

After 27 years of marriage, the billionaire couple is no more.   Yesterday the Gates announced their separation in a joint statement and on their social media accounts.

“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” the statement read. “We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

The Gates met at Microsoft in 1994.


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The appeal of a Russian girl
rekindles hopes for Denise,
missing for sixteen years

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian MAZARA DEL VALLO (Trapani) – Sixteen years ago an Italian mother, Piera Maggio, denounced the disappearance of her four-year-old daughter: Denise Pipitone, who vanished into thin air while playing in front of her house in Mazara del Vallo, in the Trapani area, in Sicily. Today, the appeal of a Russian girl who is looking for her family rekindles hope: she is Olesya Rostova, 20 years old.


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Italian journalist Alessandra Galloni
first woman in 170 years
to lead the Reuters news agency


EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian LONDON – For the first time in its 170-year history, the British news agency Reuters will be led by a woman. Italian, to be precise. Alessandra Galloni (in the ‘tweet’ above), 47 years old, born in Rome: she will replace Stephen J. Adler who will retire in the next few days after leading the editorial office for the last ten years. (more…)

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Israel heads to the polls: Fourth election in two years

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian On March 23, Israelis will head to the polls in the fourth national election in two years. Israel’s longest-serving leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minster since 2009, is running for re-election while trying to stay ahead of the courts.

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Covid-19 in Canada, 88.4% of victims is over 70 years old

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the rapid spread of Covid-19 a pandemic. A year later, with over 2.6 million deaths and 117 million cases worldwide, it is time to present a first, partial balance sheet, for a phenomenon that is still ongoing and represents a continuous threat, with the third wave also on the horizon in Canada and with the real risk represented by the variants of the virus. In Canada, according to data from Health Canada, a whole of 897,292 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded. The deaths ascertained by the health authorities attributed to the coronavirus in our country reached 22,286, most of them in Quebec – over 10,400 – and Ontario, over 7 thousand. (more…)

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