The USA’s game was disjointed but the Americans’ speed still led to a couple of quality chances that Szabados (15 saves) rejected. Ouellette sent Canada into a 1-0 lead at 4:16 of the second, converting Jayna Hefford’s cross-slot power play pass. Only 1:21 later, Bailey Bram knocked in Canada’s second goal during a goal-mouth scrum. MORE: Men’s Olympic hockey tracker Meanwhile, the Canadian team defense ramped up its play, effectively blunting any USA attack by hindering breakouts, smothering rushes and blocking shots. Until a late power play, the U.S. put one shot on goal during an earlier player-advantage. The extent of Canadian domination was reflected not only in the two goals but the 12-2 shot advantage in the second period and 17-6 through 40 minutes. Then came the third with Tara Watchorn putting Canada into a 3-0 lead at 4:54. The United States finally broke through during a two-player advantage. Brianna Decker swatted the puck out of the air right in front of Szabados at 11:05. Gigi Marvin brought the pro-USA crowd to full throttle at 14:39 by cutting the lead to 3-2. The U.S.
UN should recognize Canada’s treatment of First Nations as genocide: Former AFN chief Phil Fontaine
In one home, an elderly diabetic woman who lost a leg and relies on her family to help care for her lives with no running water. And, on Monday, the Rapporteur was to meet with former Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine who was going to tell Anaya that the UN should recognize Canadas history with the First Nations as genocide. [ Related: UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples to visit Canada amid tense verbal standoff ] Fontaine with former head of the Canadian Jewish Congress Bernie Farber penned a column in the Globe and Mail explaining his position. Our conviction is that Canadian policy over more than 100 years can be defined as a genocide of First Nations under the 1948 UN Genocide Convention. We hold that until Canada as represented by its government engages in a national conversation about our historical treatment of the First Nations; until we come to grips with the fact that we used racism, bigotry and discrimination as a tool to not only assimilate First Nations into the Canadian polity, but engaged in a deliberate policy of genocide both cultural and physical; we will never heal. The fact that Canadas Aboriginal peoples have not been wiped out, and are indeed growing in numbers, is not proof that genocide never occurred, as some would have us believe. In the column, Fontaine and Farber cite several ‘genocidal’ policies such as the Sir John A. MacDonalds policy of starving First Nations to death, the residential school system and the forced relocation of aboriginal children in the 1960s. [ Related: New museum slammed for not using the term genocide to describe aboriginal relations exhibit ] Fontaine and Farber aren’t the only ones to dub Canada’s treatment of First Nations as genocide. There actually seems to be a growing push for that label especially within First Nation circles. In a recent interview with Yahoo Canada News, Pam Palmater, a Mi’kmaq lawyer and Chair of the Centre for Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, said that what happened to First Nations in Canada fits the internationally accepted definition of genocide a definition she says Canada has signed on to. “Most people misunderstand genocide to be the mass murder of millions of people all at once, and while this is the most extreme case, it is not the only criteria,” she said while including the following definition in an email.
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Were happy about it and we want to keep them here, she said. Alliance Francaise, which promotes French language and culture, turned away would-be students in the Chinese capital last year because its classes there were full for the first time ever. There is a growing demand for immigration to French-speaking countries and especially Quebec, said Laurent Croset, managing director of Alliance Francaise in China. The number of lesson hours sold across China from October 2010 to September 2011 increased by 14 per cent compared with the same period in the previous year. Its an enormous rise, Croset said. Many of those who want to leave are middle-class professionals who own a larger-than-average apartment in Beijing or Shanghai and earn more than an annual 200,000 yuan ($32,000), according to Zhao of the Beijing immigration consultancy. Of all those who want or plan to emigrate, 80 per cent want their children to get a better education, she said. Chinese were the biggest group of immigrants to Canada from 2001 to 2009, although they fell to third place in 2010 behind people from the Philippines and India, even as the numbers of Chinese rose. In 2010-2011, China became the number one source for immigrants to Australia as numbers of new Chinese migrants rose to just under 30,000. In the U.S., Chinese were behind only Mexicans in being granted lawful permanent residence in the three years to 2010, the latest year for which data is available. The exodus highlights how many Chinese see a better future abroad. While Chinas policies have lifted millions out of poverty over the last two decades, the authoritarian government tightly controls many aspects of daily life.
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Alice Munro wins literature Nobel Prize “On behalf of all Canadians,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a tweet, “congratulations to Alice Munro.” After the prestigious award was announced, the Nobel committee said on Twitter that it hadn’t been able to contact Munro and left a phone message to tell her the good news. But The Canadian Press contacted her, and she was quoted as saying the award was “quite wonderful” and she was “terribly surprised.” “I knew I was in the running, yes, but I never thought I would win,” she said, according to a Toronto Star story quoting The Canadian Press. Doug Gibson, Munro’s publisher, spoke to CNN affiliate CTV and read a statement on the author’s behalf. “I am amazed and very grateful. I am particularly glad that winning this award will please so many Canadians. I’m happy that this will bring more attention to Canadian writing,” she said, according to Gibson. Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded for work that led to complex computing ‘Our Chekhov’ Munro’s work long has been likened to Chekhov’s. Another acclaimed author, American Cynthia Ozick, has referred to Munro as “our Chekhov.” The Nobel committee noted that “some critics consider Munro a Canadian Chekhov.” “Munro is acclaimed for her finely tuned storytelling, which is characterized by clarity and psychological realism,” the committee said. “Her stories are often set in small town environments, where the struggle for a socially acceptable existence often results in strained relationships and moral conflicts — problems that stem from generational differences and colliding life ambitions. “Her texts often feature depictions of everyday but decisive events, epiphanies of a kind, that illuminate the surrounding story and let existential questions appear in a flash of lightning,” the committee said. The author has won many honors over the years, including the 2009 Man Booker International Prize.
Canada’s Alice Munro, ‘master’ of short stories, wins Nobel Prize in literature
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View gallery . Canada, meanwhile, are in much the same boat in their second camp under Benito Floro; but, of course, without a World Cup berth to look ahead to. Les Rouges are in full-on transition mode as Floro searches for the mix of players that will lead the program forward. Floro, however, doesn’t expect that the turmoil around the Australian camp will change his team’s approach to Tuesday’s match. “For us, it doesn’t matter because we plan to play thinking of our system, our plan,” he told reporters in a conference call on Monday. That plan won’t include Atiba Hutchinson , who came into camp with a minor hamstring injury and has since returned to his club in Turkey. HISTORY Canada and Australia last met in 1993, when they contested the CONCACAF/OFC intercontinental playoff in World Cup qualifying. Canada won the first leg, played in Edmonton, by a score of 2-1. The second leg, played in Sydney, also ended 2-1. . AUSTRALIA TEAM OUTLOOK The Socceroos already have their ticket booked for Brazil 2014, having qualified back on June 18 with a 1-0 win over Iraq but have stumbled badly since then. They lost twice and drew 0-0 with South Korea at Julys East Asian Cup, before being thrashed 6-0 by Brazil in a September friendly and then 6-0 by France on Saturday.