It was never particularly complicated. All Mohammad El Hindawi wanted for his family was a reprieve from the bedbugs afflicting his children. In the summer of 2015, while dealing with the vermin in their new home of Edmonton, he’d learned through a social worker that Canadians apparently loved camping, and so, as a new Canadian, he thought that perhaps this was something he should try. Camping was a new concept to this refugee born and raised in Hama, Syria, site of the Hama massacre of 1982, when the military rounded up 10,000 or 20,000 or 40,000 people for execution (nobody really knows). His father and uncles were spared, but El Hindawi, who was six then, never shed the trauma and bitterness. His whole life has been a struggle, from his early 20s when he lost his firstborn son to measles, right up until 13 November 2014, the day he boarded a plane and flew to Canada – a country he’d never learned about in public school. His life remained a struggle, because he had … [Read more...] about What is Canada like for a refugee?
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Oprah Winfrey condemns fake news in commencement speech, urges graduates to 'be the truth' Oprah Winfrey passed on her words of wisdom during a commencement speech at the University of Southern California Friday, which took aim at fake news. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 24 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY Published 1:24 a.m. ChT May 13, 2018 | Updated 3:56 a.m. ChT May 13, 2018 CLOSE Oprah Winfrey warned about the dangers of fake news during her speech to the graduating class of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. USA TODAY CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 24 COMMENT EMAIL … [Read more...] about Oprah Winfrey condemns fake news in commencement speech, urges graduates to ‘be the truth’
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Chinese geologists say North Korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end of program This may shed new light on North Korean President Kim Jong Un’s announcement that his country was ceasing its testing program. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 7 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press Published 10:34 a.m. ChT April 26, 2018 | Updated 11:21 a.m. ChT April 26, 2018 CLOSE President Donald Trump said in a tweet nuclear negotiations with North Korea could be unsuccessful, and criticized past administrations on how they dealt with the issue. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more. Buzz60 … [Read more...] about Chinese geologists say North Korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end of program
depression she had developed over about 15 years involved drilling two holes in the top of a patient’s skull and sliding two low-voltage electrodes deep into the brain until they reached a region known as Brodmann area 25. In a pair of pale pink curves of neural flesh called the subcallosal cingulate, each about the size and shape of a newborn’s crooked finger, area 25 occupies the fingertips. Once in place, the electrodes were wired to a battery pack implanted in the patient’s chest and turned on. Between 2003 and 2006, first at the University of Toronto and then Emory University, Mayberg tried this experimental surgery, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), on 20 people who had been torturously depressed for years despite trying every other possible treatment. Area 25, she believed, was a neural junction box that became hyperactive in depressed people. She designed the experiment to see if the thrum of these DBS devices would calm area 25 and relieve their despair. … [Read more...] about What can be learned when a clinical trial is stopped?
The chairman of the company fighting to reopen Plymouth’s airport has just been given one of the toughest jobs in transport – running New York’s dilapidated underground network. Andy Byford , who still owns a flat in Plymouth and is an Argyle season ticket holder, is the new man in charge of New York’s broken-down mass transit system, which sees 7.7million commuters use its trains and buses each day. Mr Byford, who grew up in Plymouth and intends to return to the city, is also chairman if FlyPlymouth, the company set up in 2015 to acquire and reopen Plymouth airport. He has arrived in the top job at the New York City Transit Authority after working in London, Sydney and, most recently, Toronto, where he headed the Toronto Transit Commission. Mr Byford has never owned a car, is the grandson of a London bus driver and even met his wife on the capital’s underground. His challenge in the Big Apple is to tackle crippling subway delays – often due to … [Read more...] about Plymouth man put in charge of saving New York’s subway