NEW DELHI:The entire weight and authority of the Prime Minister's Office and the Cabinet Secretariat has been put behind the PM's 'Swachh Vidyalaya' project to ensure every single government school has a functional toilet in place- a promise PM Narendra Modi made in his first Independence Day speech from the Red Fort last year.
When two Grade 6 students at St. George Catholic School in Ottawa were assigned a class project on social justice, they chose gay rights as their topic.
“A lot of people, they don’t know they’re being rude, but they make being gay a bad thing,” said 11-year-old Quinn Maloney-Tavares, who picked the topic with her friend, Polly Hamilton. “They need to know that it’s not a bad thing.”
But school principal Ann Beauchamp had other ideas. She vetoed the topic.
“The girls were upset and disappointed,” Quinn’s mother, Ann Maloney, said Wednesday.
The drive to bring about “sweeping,” sharp reductions in salt consumption is based more on zealotry than science, and should be halted until there’s better evidence, one of Canada’s foremost heart researchers charges in a provocative new commentary.
Reducing ingestion of sodium has been a major focus of public-health advocates in recent years, and generated widespread, sometimes-alarming media coverage.
ATHENS: Euclid Tsakalotos, the mild-tempered professor who was appointed as Greece's new finance minister on Monday, is a clear change in style from his combative predecessor Yanis Varoufakis. The 55-year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul's and at Oxford University, speaks Greek with a British accent and rarely appears in public, let alone wearing the torso-hugging T-shirts Varoufakis favours.
Foundation Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:FMI) is skyrocketing and is up a whopping 110% after news broke that Roche Holding Ltd. will acquire a majority 56.3% stake in the company. Roche will end up paying more than $1 billion in order to deepen its arsenal of the next generation of potential cancer treatment techniques.
MONTREAL — In the 1970s, Jacqueline Laurent Auger was a beautiful young actress in Paris who took roles in erotic films to pay the rent. She starred in such films as Le Journal intime d’une nymphomane, Fureur sexuelle and from Sweden Ta mej i dalen, which, according to the website IMDb, offered, in addition to sex scenes, “a realistic and nostalgic look at life on a working farm.”
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s “superintendent of achievement” is under fire after he commissioned a $16,000 education report from a 19-year-old high school graduate he met at a wedding.
Just released to the public, the 14-page document cites few sources, contains a couple of basic spelling errors and does little more than rehash the workings of the Finnish school system, one of the most studied education systems on the planet.