I love Christmas and I love summer and, in Australia, two of my favourite things combine but I would love to experience a white Christmas. We watch it in the movies and sing about it in our Christmas carols -which is hilarious as Christmas Day Down Under can often be 100°F/ 39°C – while we are drinking chilled Champagne and eating seafood, fresh berries and pavlova (basically a big meringue but better :) )followed by a swim in the pool. 105 more words
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Fittingly, to close the London Hot Docs screenings this year is a short-film compilation, In The Name of All Canadians. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Confederation, Hot Docs funded these documented experiences relating to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 502 more words
It’s a sad state of affairs when strong, fighting women are reduced to secondary figures to a powerful husband. Our understanding of apartheid in South Africa can be limited to the achievement of Nelson Mandela, and the activism of Winnie Mandela becomes a smaller facet to the story. 548 more words
“If we don’t crack fusion, then we are doomed”, says ITER physicist Mark Henderson, in Mila Aung-Thwin and Van Royko’s Let There Be Light. Unlike renewable sources, nuclear fusion is not considered a fashionable energy source, despite its lack of radioactive waste and the enormous quantity of energy it could provide. 575 more words
TORONTO – Ontario is giving the Ontario Arts Council $50 million in additional funding over the next four years.
The agency that gives grants and services to Ontario-based artists and arts organizations currently gets $60 million a year from the province. 93 more words