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Quebec’s Digital Storytelling Manifesto

Bill 60 would also force employees of a public organization to have their face uncovered while offering services, as would people receiving the services. Drainville contends the charter would guarantee the equality of men and women as well as the religious neutrality of the state. But the group that held a protest outside Concordia on Thursday calls it ''xenophobic.'' "Certainly our organization never had any plans of like shutting down the event," Christina Xydous, a spokeswoman for the Quebec Public Interest Research Group Concordia, said in a phone interview. "The only thing we called for was a gathering outside of the space where the talk would be happening a and that's all." She maintained that Drainville didn't show up because the PQ had a "very reasonable fear" it would face some really tough questions from the crowd. In the end, only a handful of protesters turned up outside the building where a Liberal member of the legislature and the former president of the leftist Quebec solidaire took part in the debate as scheduled.
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The Electric Circuit also explained that in ideal conditions (mild temperature, 15C [59F], and low initial charge), a fast charge to 80 percent of battery capacity will take only about 30 minutes for most all-electric vehicle. With cold temperatures in the winter, it can take significantly longer to charge an EV at a 400 volts charging station, unlike a 240 volts station, which is not as affected by ambient temperature. The fast-charge service is offered in addition to the 240-V charging service and it will significantly strengthen our network by enabling us to meet all EV charging needs, noted Mr. Desgagne. The Electric Circuit took this occasion to reveal conclusions of the 30 all-electric vehicle field trial conducted between December 2010 and June 2013. They include the other satisfaction of the participants and organizations involved, who, per the network, very much appreciated their driving experience with close to half of them purchasing an EV at the end of the testing program. The participants of the pilot project felt that home charging was sufficient for most trips and many of them felt an EV could be used as a households primary vehicle, all year round.
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The Jr. Pioneers punched their ticket to the largest pee wee hockey tournament in the world Tuesday night when they defeated the Arapahoe Ice Warriors 4-2 at Pepsi Center in the Avalanche's Quebec Qualifier Pee Wee Tournament championship game. The pee wee team, comprised of 11- and 12-year-olds, receives an all-expenses paid trip and will represent the Avalanche organization in Quebec City, Quebec during the Feb. 12-23 tournament. American Airlines will provide air travel for the Avalanche Pee Wee Team in its journey from Denver to Quebec. This is the 12th year that the Avalanche has provided an area hockey team a chance to compete in Quebec and wear the club's burgundy and blue colors. The Jr.
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Montreal-area housing affordability deteriorates slightly in Q3 Following a downturn in the latter half of 2012, the Montreal-area housing market continues to rebound though a full recovery is still not in sight, RBC says. Home resales logged moderate quarterly gains in the second and third quarters of 2013 - up 3.8 per cent and 3.2 per cent, respectively - only partially reversing the earlier drops. "Even with the recent strengthening in http://www.zimbio.com/General/articles/rUMfqbbrxap/Lindsay+Lohan+Avoids+Jail+Again+Fired+Attorney activity, third quarter resales in Montreal still stood more than 16 per cent below the 10-year average, " said Wright. At the same time, the supply of homes available for sale also rose. RBC notes that condos posted the fastest increase in listings among the main housing categories during the learn more past year, contributing Kardashian to a quarterly decline in prices in this market segment in the latest period. RBC measures for housing in Montreal rose slightly across all categories in the third quarter; up 0.3 percentage points for detached bungalows to 38.3 per cent, up 0.9 percentage points for two-storey homes to 50.6 per cent and up 0.2 percentage points for condos to 30.5 per cent.
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Producing interactive projects involves prototyping artistic and technological ideas. Code and programming are tools of this expression. It is necessary to create favorable conditions for the emergence of an interactive writing culture. The means of distribution constitute part of the creative act. Digital content has already outgrown the screen. The platform for its curation and distribution has not yet seen the light of day.
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Quebec’s public hearings into Enbridge pipeline proposal lack credibility, groups say

aThis parliamentary commission is not thorough because there is not enough time to examine the real impacts of this project on the environment and health of communities,a Beliveau said. aAnd itas not public, because citizens are not being heard.a The citizensa groups got the backing of two of Quebecas largest student groups, the FAdAration Atudiante collAgiale du QuAbec (FECQ) which represents the provinceas CEGEP students and the http://zinastrawtheradventure.sweetcircles.com/ Association pour une SolidaritA Syndicale Atudiante (ASSE), which represents post-secondary students. FECQ president Aliane Laberge said it is unfortunate that no groups representing young people will speak at the hearings. aThe development and transportation of our natural resources such as the oilsands will have a significant impact on our environemtnal situation and our world,a said Laberge, whose group wants the provinceas environmental-review board, the Bureau daaudiences publiques sur laenvironnement, to study the project. Enbridge wants to reverse the flow in its pipeline between Montreal East and Westover, Ont., near Hamilton. It also wants to increase the pipelineas capacity from 240,000 barrels per day to 300,000 barrels per day, and be allowed to carry diluted bitumen a heavy crude from western Canadian oilsands that has been diluted with other petroleum products to allow it flow through a pipeline.
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Latina Texas Dem Launches Candidacy For Lt. Gov. Race

Midland had the lowest statewide jobless rate in October, at 3.1 percent. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the highest average unemployment in Texas last month, at 10.1 percent, according to the TWC. "The private sector in Texas recorded a strong annual growth rate of 2.9 percent in October, adding nearly 265,000 jobs over the year," said Andres Alcantar, TWC chairman. Texas last month had an estimated total nonfarm employment of 11,232,700 jobs, an http://www.23hq.com/modestodnwy/story/14121120 increase of 267,400 jobs over the year. Total nonfarm employment in Texas rose by an estimated 7,400 positions in October, following an increase of 36,400 jobs in September, a total of 43,800 jobs added over the last two months.
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Van de Putte came out swinging, according to the Dallas Morning News , and took shots against the state's top Republicans as she formally announced her candidacy in front of a crowd of 700 supporters. For a long time, the politicians in charge around here havent done much to make Texas http://harryeczo.bravesites.com/entries/general/myla-sinanaj-kris-humphries-ex-to-write-kim-kardashian-tell-all-book-what-will-she-dish-on a place worthy of our pride in it. Texas families have carried the slack on their own, she said, as quoted by the Dallas Morning News. For years, the governors been too busy trying to be president and the lieutenant governors been too busy trying to get to the U.S. Senate. Nobodys been minding the store. Van de Putte was referring to Gov. Rick Perry's unsuccessful presidential campaign and her presumed opponent Lt.
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The focus of the CEDP on epigenetics and disease prevention is particularly innovative and exciting, says Dr. Dashwood on his TAMU bio-page. Epigenetics research is at the frontier of biomedical research, and the epigenome is one of the most promising targets for disease prevention. Epigenetics and disease prevention are in the vanguard of contemporary biomedical research, the epigenome being one of the most promising targets for disease prevention. The CDEP notes that unlike the genome, the epigenome is quite plastic, and can be (re)programmed by environmental and dietary agents to enhance human health and prevent disease. Epigenetics research dealing celebs with gene expression changes that can be impacted by environmental, dietary, and lifestyle factors is a major focus area.
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Storm will reach Carolinas by Monday On Sunday, the forecast for northern Texas and parts of Oklahoma called for rain and sleet, and some spots were expected to get up to 4 inches of snow. Rain and sleet will extend through Dallas and into northern Louisiana. "Tomorrow is going to be the big event. After http://www.23hq.com/garlandvdiv/story/13842365 midnight, it's going to be so close to freezing, that's when we're anticipating it to be bad," Sgt. Lonny Haschel with the Texas Department of Public Safety said Sunday. Rain is expected to stretch from Texas to Georgia on http://floresnhkc.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/kris-humphries-ex-myla-sinanaj-has-a-sex-tape-2/ Monday and to the Carolinas on Monday night, with sleet and snow in northern parts of that swath.
Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/23/us/weather-thanksgiving/index.html

Columbia University To Reveal Fossil Fuel Holdings

"And as we celebrate 20 years, we couldn't be more excited to recognize organizations doing great work throughout the Northwest." During the week of December 1, Columbia Bank will host pop-up celebrations in Tacoma at a variety of museums the bank has supported during its 20-year history, including the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and the Children's Museum of Tacoma. Each establishment will don blue windows in honor of the bank's anniversary while offering complimentary admission and more. For more information on the 20th anniversary grant and museum events, visit www.columbiabank.com/20. About Columbia Bank Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc., is the holding company of hyperlink Columbia Bank, a Washington State-chartered full-service commercial bank. For the seventh consecutive year, the bank was named in 2013 as one of Puget Sound Business Journal's "Washington's Best Workplaces." Following its recent merger with West Coast Bank, Columbia Banking System now has 145 banking offices, including 80 branches in Washington State and 65 branches in Oregon.
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our editor recommends Columbia Records' Rob Stringer Honored by Adele, Neil Diamond, John Mayer, More T.I. has announced that he and his Grand Hustle imprint have signed to Columbia Records. The rapper more plans to release his upcoming ninth studio album, under Columbia Records, early in 2014. Tip has recruited Pharrell Williams, who was influential in his move to Columbia, to executive produce the LP, according to the label. Their collaboration comes after the success of Billboard's song of the summer, Robin Thicke's, resource "Blurred Lines," which features both Pharrell and T.I.
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Columbia Water and Light is getting ready for a detailed study on the issue. They plan to begin in January. "We've got 1960s infrastructure and at this point it has really been maxed out. So we have to decide how we will move forward and that is where we are right now," said Matthes. Matthes said the city has been talking with the developer, Park 7 Group, about this concern. New York-based Park 7 also plans to build additional student housing off of Highway 63 in Columbia.
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She preferred the city pick up the tab to be more certain that the recommendations would be objective. Councilwoman Leona Plaugh, who has pushed for a feasibility analysis, said private money should pay for at least part of the cost of a study as well as the stadium. Council approved the change of direction on paying for the study on a 5-2 vote, with Plaugh and Councilman Moe Baddourah voting no. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print Order a reprint of this story Join The Conversation The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share David information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
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has already hit the studio with Timbaland and longtime collaborator DJ Toomp for an album, his ninth, which has been slated to drop in 2014. Like Mstars News Facebook Page Like Us on Facebook CEO and chairman of Columbia Records, Rob Stringer, had this to say in a statement: "We're very excited to welcome T.I. to the Columbia family. With his massive U.S. success and career history, we are going to make him an even bigger superstar on a global level." Although he has a pretty impressive track record, rapping isn't the only thing T.I. has on his schedule. Earlier this year his VH1 show, T.I.
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& Grand Hustle Sign To Columbia Records Billboard | Posted: 11/22/2013 5:07 pm EST|Updated: 11/22/2013 5:07 pm EST T.I. , Black Voices News ASSOCIATED PRESS Recording artist T.I. reacts during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta hawks Wednesday, March 31, 2010 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Panama Billboard:
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and around the world -- especially in the Philippines, in light of Typhoon Haiyan -- are calling upon the U.S. government and prominent institutions to boldly take a stand against the social and environmental injustices caused by climate change. As students of an institution that prides itself in its activist history, those of us in BCD are seeking to continue the tradition of effecting change and progressing towards a just, sustainable future. Less than a month ago, 73.7 percent of the Columbia College students who voted in Columbia's first-ever direct ballot initiative were in favor of divestment. With that in mind, two fellow BCD members and I presented our case for divestment in a meeting with the Advisory Committee for Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI).
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Whether such a surprisingly narrow win at home over an Ivy League school affects the voters remains to be seen. It certainly swayed Izzo, though. Just 72 hours after knocking off No. 1 Kentucky, the coach called his players' performance ugly and assailed their lack of rebounding. Columbia finished with a 31-27 edge on the boards, including 7-5 on the offensive glass, in nearly pulling off what could have been MSU's most stunning loss since falling at Wright State in the championship season of 1999-2000. And Izzo doesn't feel that this team deserves that top ranking. "It's a team that reads their press clippings, a team that listens to Twitter," he said.
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Falcao Leads Colombia Past Belgium

''Otherwise life would be too good to be true.'' With Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Vermaelen and Dembele starting against Japan, Belgium too often looked slow in defense and could not match the agility of the Japanese, many of whom play for lower clubs in big leagues or in the J-League. If the problem was less evident in a 2-0 loss to Colombia last Thursday, it stood out five days later. ''The rhythm of a couple of players that no longer play (regularly) - with two matches in five days that is immediately obvious,'' Wilmots said. During a sterling qualifying campaign, Belgium rose to No. 5 in the FIFA rankings but after the two losses, it risks falling outside the top 10.
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A sustainable apparel brand and a craft homepage brewery may seem like strange bedfellows, but the two labels have more in common than you might think. The nations first brewery to incorporate wind power for electricity, New Belgium was also the first brewery to join 1% For The Planet , an organization co-founded by Patagonia that connects businesses, consumers and nonprofits through environmental philanthropy. It also participated in the Natural Resources Defense Councils push to defend the Clean Water Act earlier this year and has reduced its waste-to-landfill to a mere 5.6 percent. When my sister, Claire, had the idea of brewing a 40th anniversary beer, the folks at New Belgium immediately came to mind, Patagonias Fletcher Chouinard said in a statement. Not only are they forward-thinking in their business and brewing practices, but their beers have been a go-to for our crew and customers around the country for a long time. The new brew comes in blue cans resembling Patagonias logo. You may remember the can vs. bottle debate that sprung up after several craft brewers switched over to aluminum, but New Belgium asserts that cans offer numerous benefits for beer packaging, including high recycling rates and recycled content.
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''Falcao proved his value to us again,'' Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said. ''He has an enormous potential.'' Skills run far deeper in the fourth-ranked Colombia team than Falcao, and in the 67th Victor Ibarbo proved it, controlling a pass with one foot in the penalty area before volleying it past Mignolet with his left to put the match away. Belgium, ranked fifth, twice hit the woodwork. Marouane Fellaini latched on to a header of Thomas Vermaelen without success in the 76th, and Dries Mertens' shot hit the same left post seven minutes later. ''A good match, but they scored, and we were unlucky,'' Mignolet said. Belgium's top striker, Christian Benteke, had two great chances, but his recent lack of club form showed with two poor headers.
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First, the short Kakitani escaped the attention of the http://www.fizzlive.com/member/218760/blog/view/994407/ towering Van Buyten and a pinpoint cross found him in the center where, unmarked, news he easily headed home the equalizer. Japan took the lead in the 54th minute when another quick combination found Honda free in the center and his powerful shot beat Simon Mignolet. Ten minutes later Kakitani was the provider with a clever chip over the defense to allow Okazaki to volley home from a tight angle. Mignolet, the backup for the injured Thibaut Courtois, has conceded five goals in two games. Copyright 2013 Associated Press.
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World Cup draw: Eagles may face Russia, Belgium, S/Korea

There are 18 new single stars in Belgium: 12 in Flanders, two in Brussels and four in Wallonia. One of those recognized is Villa Lorraine, which regains its award in the capital. Becher Gare in Luxembourg is also recognized. The Michelin guide to Belgium & Luxembourg selection reveals the vitality of a gourmet dining scene in both countries that is increasingly open, constantly evolving and never fails to take advantage of new influences, Europes largest tiremaker said today in an e-mailed release. Michelin & Cie.
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She continued to sleep in the same bed with the corpse for almost a full year, reports the Huffington Post on November 21. Due to the warm dry conditions of the home, the body of Marcel rotted and then mummified, says the Mail Online. According to Philippe Boxho, pathologist at the Forensic Center of Liege, it takes about a week for a body to mummify in the right conditions. Marcels internal organs likely liquefied and spread to the bed, attracting a host of insects, he explains. No one complained about the smell of the decomposing body.
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And interestingly, the Eagles may find themselves in Group F, comprising Belgium, Russia and South Korea, who .. [read more] coincidentally, were in the same group B with Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. After 26 months of qualifying matches around the world, the 31 nations that will join hosts Brazil at the 2014 World Cup have emerged with Uruguay becoming the last team to seal their place after taking out Jordan in their two-legged playoffs. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will conduct the draw and the balls will be picked out by former World Cup winners from the eight nations who have won the 19 tournaments to date. According to The Metro, these will include Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Mario Kempes, Lothar Matthaus, Zinedine Zidane and 1966 legend Sir Geoff Hurst. According to Bleacher Report, the pots separate out the top eight seeded teams and help ensure that teams from the same confederations are separated as much as possible.There are four pots, each containing eight nations. Each pot is drawn in order, so that its teams end up in different groups.
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Kanye West Brings 'yeezus' To The Wells Fargo Center

InTouch reports that Kardashian is living in Kris Jenner's Calabasas, Calif., mansion with baby North, while West has been staying at his "bachelor pad" in the Hollywood Hills. Theres too much chaos at Kris house for Kanye, a supposed friend of the reality star told the mag. "Kanye is working all of the time... Kanye will come over to Kris for a few hours, but then goes back to his place," and he allegedly won't stay overnight. While InTouch is apparently trying to make it seem like there is trouble in paradise for the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star and her fiance, we doubt there are any problems in the relationship.
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In a boldly unorthodox 2 hour 20 minute show that felt much longer, the rapping provocateur donned a series of masks, brought along his own mountain to the South Philadelphia arena and schooled the audience on the Willie Lynch Theory during his song "Runaway," at one point explaining how Kanye has to be Kanye thusly: "They beat that slave until he behave. But I don't want to behave. I just want to be me." He added that "If you're a fan of Kanye West, you're a fan of yourself." And oh yeah, Yeezus also said hello to an actor dressed as Jesus, who he addressed as "White Jesus." Kendrick Lamar opened. West's set list is below.
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11/17/2013 4:32 PM ET | Filed under: Love Line Kanye West Kim Kardashian Tom Ford PETA PETA wont be happy about this one! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West enjoyed a romantic night at Serafina on Saturday in Philadelphia, and they braced themselves against the cold. Only they did it with FUR coats! Outerwear aside, Kim looked cute in her cleavage-bearing Veronique LeRoy dress, which she wore just over a week ago, and gold Tom Ford heels.
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In a segment called What Kim Made, Kanye praises a necklace Kim brilliantly made out of pasta. Yall hear that!? She just changed the game! Food is jewelry now! Jay yells in perfect Kanye scream-talk. Lady Gaga Helps SNL Mock Kimye The skit takes an even funnier turn when host Lady Gaga makes an appearance as an Apple employee at the Genius Bar.
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2, Planning to Get Pregnant Next Summer After Wedding Tweet Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are planning their second pregnancy for next summer. Credit: Michael Buckner/WireImage It's been almost five months since Kim Kardashian gave birth to daughter North West following a heavily photographed pregnancy. In the new Nov. 25 issue of Us Weekly (on stands now), a source tells Us that Kardashian, 33, and her fiance, Kanye West , are ready to give little North a sibling. Kardashian "wants her kids to be close in age," and West "wants a huge family."
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17, 2013, 4:49 PM EST WENN Kanye West Aresumed his Yeezus tour in Philadelphia, Pa.,ASaturday night (16Nov13) after he was forced to scrap a series of gigs due to damaged equipment. A massive screen and custom-made video truss were seriously damaged when a truck carrying the gear to a show crashed in late October. The rapper canceled and postponed a handful of concerts. Bing: Kim and Kanye step out in Philly His return to the stage was without incident, and West was clearly thrilled to be be able to resume the tour, telling fans, "Philly, thank you for a wonderful night!" Meanwhile, in other Kanye news, the rapper is set to debut the video for his song "Bound 2" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week. Reports suggest West's fiancAe Kim Kardashian makes an appearance in the promo.
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