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A handbag too expensive for billionaire mogul Oprah Winfrey?

A luxury shop owner in Zurich has apologized to US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, after denying that racism was involved when Oprah was discouraged from buying a 35,000 Swiss franc crocodile handbag. Oprah, recently named the world’s most powerful celebrity by Forbes, was in Zurich for the wedding of singer Tina Turner when the incident occurred last month. The ... Read More »

WORLD CUP Will Canada ever make it?

The Canadian Soccer Association has gone through some peaks and valleys. In May, the Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF), which is a part of the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), imposed a ban on players wearing turbans, sending shock waves throughout the nation. Every other provincial and territory soccer association in the country did not have a similar ban on turbans. The ... Read More »

Animals and Autism: Pets Help Children With ASD Interact

Some autistic people report feeling more strongly connected to animals than to other people, but a new study suggests that introducing companion animals to autistic children at the right time in life may help with human bonding. French researchers studied 40 children with autism and their families, examining whether the family had a pet, when the animal was acquired, and ... Read More »

The World’s Most Powerful Women Under 50

Each year Forbes releases their list of the world’s most powerful women. From a group of over 250 candidates from around the world, Forbes carefully selects 100 of the most influential women, using three metrics: money, media presence and impact. Using factors like company revenue, income, net worth; dollars spent fulfilling an organization’s mission along with news hits, TV and ... Read More »

Canada’s Crime Rate Statistics Are In

The police-reported crime rate which measures the overall volume of crime that came to the attention of police, continued a long-term decline in 2012, falling 3% from 2011. Canadian police services reported almost 2 million criminal incidents (excluding traffic) in 2012, about 36,000 fewer than in 2011. After peaking in 1991, police-reported crime has followed a downward trend, and, in ... Read More »