The Beijing Olympics, 2008. The 100 metre men’s butterfly final. US swimmer Michael Phelps is chasing his seventh gold medal of the games. Throughout her five years in the post, Jean has been closely involved with the military, even wearing a uniform on one of her two visits to Afghanistan.”I have never once hesitated to don the military uniforms of the three branches of the Canadian Armed Forces to honour the women and men who wear them so proudly,” Jean said during her final address to the troops.”This gesture was hardly insignificant for me, having grown up under the yoke of a merciless dictatorship where military uniforms were associated with the brutal repression of the population,” Jean added, referring to her upbringing in Haiti.During the ceremony, Natynczyk gave Jean a framed replica of the official standard of the Governor General, adorned with the insignias of the navy, army, Canadian Forces, air force and special forces.Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff praised Jean’s work in Haiti and Africa, but singled out her “extraordinary compassion” when dealing with those who lost a family member serving in Afghanistan.Read more.How do you think Michalle Jean performed as Governor General? Let us know.How would you rate Michalle Jean’s performance as Governor General?Market Research(This poll is not scientific. It is based on readers’ responses.)Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.
Talking to a person’s face to face, or calling them on the phone takes to much time apparently and that is why we all text. Also depending on your plan you can text people all over the world not that you couldn’t call them before with your home phone plan it is just so much easier to text for most people. Since we are all so busy it’s faster to type a quick ” Hi instead of picking up the phone and dialing a number just to say it..
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileAt least one in seven home kitchens would fail the kind of health inspections done in restaurants, according to new research by a local health department in the United States.The study by the Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health suggests that 14 per cent of home kitchens would fail a restaurant inspection, earning a score below C.In comparison, 98 per cent of Los Angeles County restaurants get A or B scores each year.The home kitchen results are based on an internet quiz taken by about 13,000 adults, but researchers think that if actual inspections were to be done, an even smaller percentage of households would pass the test.People were asked, for example, if their refrigerator temperature is 5 C or lower, whether raw meat is stored below other foods on refrigerator shelves, and whether fruits and vegetables are always thoroughly rinsed before they are eaten.Read more.Do you think your kitchen would fail an inspection? What are the worst offences you’ve seen in other people’s kitchens? What are some of your tips for ensuring home food safety and kitchen cleanliness?Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests. Continue reading this postAccess to information: Does Canada need to be more open with data?TTC bus driver: Do you often see your local drivers texting?The Toronto Sun on Thursday published a picture sent by a reader of a TTC bus driver driving while texting on a mobile device.