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31 January 2009

22 January was the 22nd day of the seventh month of the 3rd year of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility.

Dr William Overall, National Director of the Global Country of World Peace in Canada, presented highlights of news reports reflecting Canada's rising invincibility from Yogic Flying groups across Canada and the large Invincible America Assembly at Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi Vedic City, USA.

Extensive scientific research has documented the Maharishi Effect of rising coherence, harmony, and peace created in the collective consciousness of a nation by large groups of Yogic Flyers. The effect has been found to extend beyond national borders when the group is of sufficient size.

Following are press reports featured in Dr Overall's presentation:

22 January 2009

The Globe and Mail - Optimistic central bank expects speedy economic rebound (22 January 2009) Canada should be able to dig itself out faster than in past slumps, the Bank of Canada argues. In its quarterly outlook, the central bank forecasts economic growth of 3.8 per cent in 2010, crediting its own early cuts to interest rates for the speedy recovery. Since December, 2007, the central bank has eased by a total of 3.5 percentage points. 'When recoveries come, they come sharply,' said Bank of Canada Mark Carney, defending his optimistic forecast. As the massive fiscal and monetary stimulus announced in countries around the world begins to take effect, Canada will feel the benefit more than most, through rising commodity prices, Mr Carney argues. In addition, the bank said greater fiscal flexibility than in the past, as well as strong corporate balance sheets, will also help with a quick rebound. The bank sees three consecutive quarters of contraction starting with the fourth quarter of 2008. But, as financial conditions normalize and stimulus from rate cuts and government spending kicks in, the economy should resume growth in the third quarter of this year, and quickly accelerate. By the second half of 2010, the Canadian economy is forecast to be expanding at a blistering 4.9 per cent pace.

The Globe and Mail - Banks provide relief with mortgage cuts (21 January 2009) Consumers are getting some relief as lenders lower their rates on both fixed and variable mortgages. Lenders including Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto-Dominion Bank, and CIBC are slicing mortgage rates shortly after the Bank of Canada cut its key lending rate to 1 per cent. Mortgage rates are near historic lows, said Gary Siegle, Calgary-based manager at mortgage broker Invis.

The Financial Post - Ottawa pumps cash into high-tech research (22 January 2009) A joint venture between the University of Waterloo Stratford Institute and Communitech is getting C$10.7 million from the federal government for digital media research. The project, called the Corridor for Advancing Canadian Digital Media (CACDM), aims to boost private innovation, promote research, and allow collaboration between researchers and entrepreneurs. Communitech is an industry collective of almost 500 different technology companies in the Waterloo Region, including BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion. The cash injection will benefit two digital media hubs—the Stratford Institute and Waterloo Region's Digital Media Convergence Centre. The ultimate aim will be to link all of Canada's digital media research sites into a giant collaborative project. Another C$50 million has already been raised for the project by companies in the Waterloo Region, an area known as a nest of high-tech private-sector companies.

From a Canadian Press report on this: 'The Waterloo region has the critical mass of expertise, leading tech companies and educational institutions that can drive this global revolution in the years to come,' stated Tom Jenkins, executive chairman and chief strategy officer of software company Open Text Corp., one of the high-tech players in the region.

CBC News - Ontario spends $2.5M on green auto parts research (22 January 2009) The Ontario government will provide C$2.5 million to three companies that are working to invent new ways to make motor vehicle parts out of agricultural crops. The companies plan to use crops like soy beans, castor, and plant seed oils to make car ceilings, head restraint coverings, and interior trim—most of which are now petroleum-based. 'These investments will help Ontario companies move to the forefront of technologies that allow us to replace toxic materials and products with environmentally friendly, bio-based ones,' Ontario Environment Minister John Gerretsen said. 'It's a win for our environment and for our manufacturers.'

CBC News - Fredericton, Moncton among world's best for broadband: think-tank (22 January 2009) The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a US-based non-profit think-thank, unveiled its seven-city shortlist for 'Intelligent Community of the Year' and Fredericton and Moncton, both of News Brunswick, have been singled out alongside cities such as Stockholm and Eindhoven. The award seeks to recognize cites for innovations in connectivity, broadband development, and engaging citizens in web use. 'The combination of broadband, entrepreneurship, and Fredericton's universities has powered the creation of over 12,000 jobs in science parks, research centres and incubators, and engendered a strong culture of use for broadband in daily life,' ICF said. ICF also acknowledged Fredericton's wireless network that allows users in 65 per cent of the city to connect. Moncton received accolades for its investments in communications and investment technology. Moncton has grown as a 'telecom-centric' economy, the ICF said. 'Moncton is a test bed for communications,' ICF co-founder Louis Zacharilla told CBC News. That two cities from the same province made the shortlist is 'highly unusual' and is a 'singular achievement', Zacharilla said. The other cities to make the shortlist were Bristol, Va., US; Eindhoven, Netherlands; Issy-les-Moulineaux, France; Stockholm, Sweden; and Tallinn, Estonia. The winner will be announced in May.

CBC News - Ottawa boy's invisible invention warns birds about deadly windows (21 January 2009) Eighth grader Charlie Sobcov wants to stop birds from dying in collisions with windows. Sobcov, who studies at the Turnbull School, a private school in Ottawa, read that about 500 million birds a year in Mexico, the US, and Canada were dying from crashing into windows, many the windows of skyscrapers along their migratory paths. For his school science fair project Sobcov has invented painted, plastic decals that can be placed—discreetly—right in the middle of a window pane. 'This paint is a colour that birds can see but humans can't,' he said. 'It's like putting a big stop sign in the middle of the window.' The decals can be easily peeled off and reused on a different window.

Reuters Canada - Canadian Hydro gets federal funding for wind farm (22 January 2009) Canadian Hydro Developers said it will receive about C$59 million in government funding for its C$450 million wind farm being constructed on Wolfe Island in eastern Ontario. The Calgary-based company will receive an incentive over the next 10 years of about C$5.9 million annually, under its agreement with Canada's renewable power funding programme. Canada's C$1.48 billion renewable power programme targets production of up to 4,000 MW of new electricity from renewable sources, enough to power about one million homes. The 86-turbine, 198 megawatt wind farm is expected to begin commercial production on March 31. 'The Wolfe Island wind project will be of similar size, a little smaller, than our Melancthon project,' Chief Executive John Keating said. The Melancthon wind farm north of Toronto is currently the country's largest such installation. The company, which owns and operates 20 renewable power generation facilities in Canada, has water, wind and biomass projects in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

CTV News - Alberta smoking rate hits all-time low (22 January 2009) According to a study released by Health Canada, fewer Albertans aged 15 and over are lighting up. About 19 per cent of Albertans aged 15-plus were found to be current smokers in 2008 from January to June (down from 21 per cent in 2007 and 26 per cent in 1999). This marked the first time the provincial smoking rate has dropped below 20 per cent. The executive director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) said these results mark a significant milestone in the fight to reduce tobacco use in Alberta. 'Less than one in five Albertans are current smokers compared with one in three who were smokers just 20 years ago,' said Les Hagen.

From a Calgary Herald report on this: The strategy will continue moving ahead with new initiatives, Alberta Health spokesman Howard May said, with major focus on the youth market. Of particular concern are product packaging, which may resemble lip gloss or coloured markers, and flavourings, he said. Youths are the largest consumers of flavoured cigarillos, which are packaged in single tubes, said Canadian Cancer Society spokeswoman Angeline Webb. The organization is calling for a ban on flavoured tobaccos, backing a private member's bill expected to be raised during the spring session of the Alberta legislature by Calgary-Egmont MLA Jonathan Denis.

CBC News - National Research Council astronomer named scientist of the year (22 January 2009) Christian Marois of the National Research Council of Canada was named Scientist of the Year 2008 by Radio-Canada, the CBC's French-language service. The award recognizes his team's achievement in capturing what are widely considered the first images of planets circling a star other than Earth's Sun. The star, 130 light years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus, is faintly visible to the naked eye. While other pictures have been taken of what some have said are planets beyond our solar system, NASA scientists said the picture by Marois's team is the most convincing evidence of such planets to date. Science magazine called it the second biggest scientific breakthrough of 2008.

These are a few of the news reports reflecting Canada's rising invincibility from the growing Yogic Flying groups across Canada and the Invincible America Assembly at Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi Vedic City, USA.

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