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6 February 2009
30 January was the 30th 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:
30 January 2009
The Canadian Press - Prime Minister Stephen Harper extends olive branch to absent Quebec premier (30 January 2009) In an interview with a French television network, Prime Minister Stephen Harper extended an invitation to Quebec Premier Jean Charest on Friday to work together with the federal government to resolve their differences during a difficult time. Charest was in Davos, Switzerland attending the World Economic Forum, while Harper was in Quebec City to attend a meeting with business leaders as well as the opening ceremony of the Quebec Winter Carnival.
The Toronto Star - Kandahar leader asks for tractors, not tanks (30 January 2009) Tractors and training are the ways to stanch the insurgency and improve security in Afghanistan, says the governor of Kandahar province. Tooryalai Wesa, who's in Toronto to meet with top Canadian government officials, is a month into his new job and sees only possibility. He spent Thursday impressing on Tory cabinet ministers the need for advanced agricultural technology, international markets, and teachers. He wants to twin the four colleges of the crumbling Kandahar University, which he founded in 1991, with Canadian universities, and find financial donors for girls' schools in the province. 'I don't want to concentrate on the number of troops, the number of tanks, artillery. If I have the choice, I will restore security by another approach, by creating more jobs,' Wesa, who left his Coquitlam, British Columbia home to take the governor's job in December, said in an interview.
The Waterloo Record - A $50M boost for cutting-edge science (30 January 2009) Among the billions and billions of dollars earmarked in this week's federal budget was the relatively paltry sum of C$50 million, allocated for the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing. But the money will have a big impact at the Ontario institute, which focuses on the potential of subatomic particles to process information exponentially faster than conventional computers. The new funding will allow it to double the number of faculty, researchers, and assistants from around 100 today to 200 by next year. International assessments have determined that the institute's research and faculty are top-notch and will lead to findings that have significant economic benefits.
The Financial Post - Canadians support their banks, insurers (30 January 2009) As turbulent markets unleashed heavy losses over the last year, international banks have been forced to seek fresh investment, only to find it in increasingly short supply, forcing them to turn to government. Yet Canada's financial institutions have so far distinguished themselves by surviving on private funding, managing to replenish their depleted reserves from a pool of domestic capital. In the last three months alone, Canadian financial institutions have raised more than C$10 billion by issuing common equity and preferred shares. The buying has been overwhelmingly dominated by local investors.
The Financial Post on almost the same amount of capital raised on Canadian markets in 2008 as in 2007 (30 January 2009) In 2008, RBC Capital Markets, the securities unit of Royal Bank, was, once again, the leading underwriter of debt and equity for Canadian corporations and governments. RBC raised C$40.319 billion for the 149 Canadian issuer clients that it took to market last year—about the same amount of proceeds it raised in 2007. In all, Canadian issuers went to the markets on 1251 occasions last year and raised C$221.263 billion of capital—versus C$223.26 billion and 1999 deals in 2007—for an average daily production in 2008 of five deals and about C$900 million of proceeds.
CBC News - Business bankruptcies way down on P.E.I. (30 January 2009) Business bankruptcies on Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) fell 65 per cent in November. The statistics collected by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy showed 37 business bankruptcies in November 2007, but only 13 in November 2008. Rob Powell of AC Poirier, one of P.E.I.'s bankruptcy trustees, couldn't offer an explanation as to why the numbers for business bankruptcies were so much better in November this year.
The Globe and Mail - Canada moves to be first to regulate nanomaterials (29 January 2009) Environment Canada announced that it is asking companies that used nanomaterials in their products last year to divulge any amounts above one kilogram as a prelude to developing regulations on the use of these extremely small manufactured chemicals. The decision was praised by Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, a Washington-based think tank that tracks trends in the technology. Andrew Maynard, chief science adviser for the think tank, said 'no other government in the world has made it mandatory' to report use of nanomaterials. Nanomaterials are routinely placed in consumer products, including cosmetics, wrinkle-resistant fabrics and sunscreens. Some public health advocates are concerned that nanomaterials may be risky for workers making the products or consumers who buy them.
The Globe and Mail - NaiKun Wind gets deal with Haida Nation (30 January 2009) Upstart developer NaiKun Wind Energy Group has signed a deal with the Council of the Haida Nation to operate NaiKun's proposed offshore wind farm, which would include 110 turbines to generate 396 megawatts of power in 2014. NaiKun and the Haida Nation will each have a 50-per-cent stake in the company that will operate the project, to be located in the Hecate Strait in northwestern British Columbia, part of the Haida's traditional territory. The next major step for NaiKun is to secure a power purchase agreement from the B.C. government, a decision expected later this year.
CBC News - Commission sees new, profitable markets for farmers (30 January 2009) While acknowledging serious problems in Prince Edward Island's agriculture industry, a provincial commission looking into its future sees bright spots and the promise of new and profitable markets. 'We cannot continue to do the same things we've always done and expect to get a different result,' commission co-chair Rory Francis said at the news conference where the commission released its final report Thursday. The report says Island farmers must focus on niche markets in order to survive. The commission presented some recent examples of farmers finding success in new markets: GMO-free canola and soybeans going to Japan.
The Financial Post - Funding and mentors help aboriginal youth start ups (30 January 2009) Several initiatives across the country to assist and inspire Aboriginal youth with both guidance and funds are seeing more of them attain success as entrepreneurs. 'The Aboriginal market has huge potential,' says Wilson Neapew, national director for Aboriginal Banking with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). The BDC is one of several organizations that provide demographic-specific programmes and funding. 'Recently we have seen an increase in requests from Aboriginal youth across the country, so their eyes are opening more and more,' Neapew said. Jesse Green has set his goals of achievement high after receiving funding and support through BDC: The president and chief executive of Strongfront AV Productions, a film and television company he founded, is moving forward with purpose. He envisions his Winnipeg-based company soon opening a location in Canada's film hub, Toronto, and is in the throes of developing a television series for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. The BDC's programmes include E-Spirit, an online business plan competition for Aboriginal high school students. Through E-Spirit, students—individually or in teams—use the online learning modules and templates to research and prepare a business plan, which they submit for an annual competition. The competition is hosted at various universities across the country; this year's is at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus. Competitors are treated to a one-week stay on the university campus, during which they present their business plan formally in front of their peers and then demonstrate their concept at a trade show. The event culminates with an awards gala and an opportunity to network with business leaders who volunteer as mentors. Similarly, two other programmes affiliated with schools are assisting Aboriginal youth with entrepreneurial skills with a focus on financial literacy. A program by Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship, or ACE, hosts an annual Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) competition through which the winner competes in an international forum. ACE has tailored its entry preparation to include special mentoring sessions for Aboriginal student competitors at the University of Saskatchewan and Brandon University in Manitoba. Another programme introduced as a pilot project this fall encourages Aboriginal youth to pursue careers in finance and accounting. Called the Martin Aboriginal Initiative (MAI), the programme was founded by former Prime Minister Paul Martin, in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, to rally volunteers from leading accounting firms who could inspire Aboriginal teens attending high school. MAI programmes are running in three participating schools in Ontario and there are plans to expand the project to other provinces, as well as other professions such as engineering, to ensure Aboriginal youth get exposure to top career paths on which to build their future.
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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