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3 February 2009
27 January was the 27th 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:
27 January 2009
The Calgary Herald on new Alberta Liberal leader would like to set positive tone (27 January 2009) Today, new Liberal Leader David Swann will go up to the premier's office in the legislature, shake hands with Ed Stelmach and tell Alberta's political boss he wants to get along. 'I'm looking forward to it,' says Swann. 'I do want to start off on the right foot with him. I want to make sure we are acting responsibly and in the best interests of Albertans, especially at this difficult time. 'I'd like to set a new tone, a constructive, positive tone that's hard on the issues and strategies but always respectful of the people.' The new Liberal chief is saying something many Albertans want to hear. Voters are fed up with seeing their politicians behave worse than preschool children. Swann had a meeting with former premier Peter Lougheed last summer. Lougheed apparently advised what he's said to many politicians over the years: he always talked about what he would do right, not what others were doing wrong. 'People I've talked to, especially young people and women, say they really don't like what they see. They won't get involved unless it's more respectful and responsible,' says former Liberal leadership rival Dave Taylor. A change would be welcome.
Reuters Canada - Canada to emerge from recession ahead of peers: BoC (27 January 2009) 'In terms of growth in 2010, we expect, subject to the stabilization of the global financial system . . . that most of the major economies are going to grow,' Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday after a speech in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 'We expect Canadian growth to be stronger than those other economies in part because we don't have those overhangs of imbalances and lagged effects of a recovery in our financial system than those other economies have.' During his speech to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Carney said the bank can safely ignore a period of falling prices this year because there is little risk of sustained deflation. Central bank rate cuts are still effective in Canada, Carney told the audience. Credit continues to grow and lower rates have been passed through to markets for shorter maturities and, to a lesser extent, longer maturities, he said.
Reuters Canada on success of Canadian banks in raising capital (27 January 2009) Commercial banks' funding has improved in part because of the government's efforts, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday, but added that the financial institutions' ability to raise billions in new capital also played a role. Canadian banks have been among the most successful in raising new capital in recent months, Carney said following a speech in Halifax. 'The funding position of the banks has improved in Canada in part of because of government efforts, but in part because they're recognized increasingly for the strength of their position internationally.'
The Canadian Press - Canadian nano researchers create quantum dots that could lead to faster computers (27 January 2009) Canadian researchers have made a breakthrough that could lead to computers that are faster, use less energy, and operate at cooler temperatures. Scientists at the National Institute for Nanotechnology in Edmonton say they have come up with a new way to control electrons using ultra-tiny single-atom quantum dots. The dots are composed of a single atom of silicon measuring less than one nanometre in diameter—that's one-billionth of a metre. Project leader Robert Wolkow said the research will be key to developing new forms of silicon-based electronic devices such as ultra-low power computers. The research is to be published Friday in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters.
The Globe and Mail on connections and employment support for immigrants (26 January 2009) Montreal immigration lawyer David Cohen is establishing an online social network between immigrants in the process of coming to Canada, and established Canadians who can offer advice on how to find jobs. Years of observation in his work that immigrants who find meaningful work in Canada tend to have connections here, is the inspiration for the social networking website he launched this month. The site, Loon Lounge, has already chalked up 15,000 members from 191 countries. 'The idea is to find a way for people to connect even before they're here,' Cohen said. So now someone from, say Nigeria, can post a profile and find people in Canada from their hometown. A professional engineer from India could ask questions about job availability in different cities. Or a Canadian hospital recruiter can find and hire a nurse from the Philippines before she even arrives in the country. As employers realize that hiring newcomers is good for business—boosting trade ties, generating new ideas, and helping serve ethnic communities more effectively—they are rethinking old practices. Employers' attitudes toward hiring immigrants have shifted dramatically in the past year or two, said Marva Wisdom, a Guelph, Ont.-based consultant on diversity. 'So much research now shows that we are no longer isolated—that the global village is a much closer place than we think,' Wisdom said. Canada brings in about 250,000 immigrants a year and now has the second-highest proportion of immigrants among Western nations. Involvement in programmes that support hiring immigrants 'is the one place where we're really not looking at cuts,' said Deanna Matzanke, director of global employment strategies at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Many cities across Canada are now offering newcomers programmes that promote mentoring, internships, or a chance to network. In Halifax, for example, next month the city will launch a new approach to helping immigrants. It has signed up 40 employers and professionals, who will have coffee with a newcomer to offer advice and answer questions. Each expert will then give the person three names they can call for further guidance. 'It gives people a one-on-one, personal experience and provides an opportunity to find a connection,' said Fred Morley, executive vice-president and chief economist of the Greater Halifax Partnership economic development organization. Back in Montreal, Mr Cohen hopes his free-of-charge website is another way to make those connections.
The Globe and Mail - 'I found myself. That's what motivated me' (26 January 2009) Scores of aboriginals are entering the workplace through scholarships, internships, and recruitment programs. It's largely driven by a mixture of corporate social responsibility and a desire to tap the talent of the 1.2 million-strong aboriginal community. The fastest-growing segment of the Canadian population, it is also the youngest, since 48 per cent are under the age of 24. 'The aboriginal community is a terrific source of talent and the only growing source, except for immigration,' says April Taggart, BMO senior vice-president, talent management, and diversity. BMO has long believed in supporting the communities in which it does business, adds Ms Taggart, who is based in Toronto. 'There are a number of aboriginal communities that are customers,' she says, adding that the bank employs almost 350 native staff. In 2008, BMO awarded 14 aboriginal scholarships worth C$3,000 each. Chantell Quill, a 30-year-old member of the Cree Nation, is a second-year business administration student at Red River College in Winnipeg. Thanks to being a recipient of the Ron Jamieson Aboriginal Scholarship and a summer internship at Bank of Montreal, Ms Quill discovered her chosen path in the financial services field. 'I started meeting good people who motivated me to follow my dreams,' recalls Ms Quill. 'I found myself. That's what motivated me.'
The Toronto Star - Teaching students the importance of a name (27 January 2009) The Toronto District School Board is launching Africentric social studies units for use in elementary schools. The lessons use books and activities related to Africa or African-Canadians to teach the concepts required by the Ontario social studies curriculum. The Star is presenting examples of these lessons this week. In Grade 2, all Ontario children are expected to learn about Canadian citizenship and heritage by studying traditions and celebrations from other lands. An Africentric lesson would examine two African naming ceremonies: the Boran ceremony in Ethiopia and the Yoruba ceremony in Nigeria. These lesson plans being introduced this spring teach Grade 2 students how Africans who were brought to North America as slaves were stripped of their African names and given new names, and how some people of African descent have tried to reclaim those names. Names are important in the history and cultures of west and central Africa, but teachers can lead discussions about how everyone's name should be treated with respect. The loss of their birth names was a blow to their identity, since the naming of a child is an important cultural tradition in many African countries, and names are often based on day of birth, position in the family, names of ancestors, and hopes for the child. In the Borana region of Ethiopia, if the baby is a first-born boy, a new house is built and the ceremony lasts three days. He is named after either an elder of the village, or a famous Boran figure. At the end of the Grade 2 study unit, children can create their own naming celebration.
These are a few of the news reports reflecting Canada's rising invincibility through the Invincible America Assembly as well as Yogic Flying groups in Canada.
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