SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileSome construction workers hired by the Canadian Red Cross to help rebuild communities following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami were left stranded and never paid for their work, according to an investigation by Radio Canada.Canadians were among the most generous in their response to the disaster, donating more than $360 million to relief efforts. As part of reconstruction efforts, the Red Cross built nearly 6,000 houses in 22 villages in the Indonesian province of Aceh.The houses were built primarily by workers who were recruited about 2,000 kilometres away in Java and hired through sub contractors and agents. But some of those middlemen vanished with the labourers’ pay, leaving hundreds of men hungry and trapped far from home, accordingto an investigation by the Radio Canada program Enqute.”If the person who put that loonie or toonie in that can, if they knew what was happening, if they knew what I saw, they would be livid,” said Virgil Grandfield, a former information officer for the Canadian Red Cross.The allegations made by Grandfield and Radio Canada are “simply not true,” said Pam Aung Thin, director of public affairs and government relations for the Canadian Red Cross.Read moreCharities: Do you research charities prior to giving money? How closely do you follow your donation dollars? Comment or take our poll.How many charities do you donate to each year?pollingPoll is not scientific.
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. (Toronto Sun)The Toronto Transit Commission is coming under fire after the emergence of a picture.
What Pinker doesn’t like are progress deniers. They can’t just be written off as feckless grumblers because their gloom and doom paralyze us, imperiling our very survival. He spreads the blame broadly. It already been said but here my rant too. It drives me absolutely nuts the designers who think their design, which of course they think is best because they made it, that has no research behind it call it UX because it addresses business goals. Good helps achieve a business goals.
The Cards went 97 65 with only two players hitting more than seven homers (Orlando Cepeda had 16, Mike Shannon had 15). Willie McCovey of the second place Giants led the National League with 36 homers and 105 RBI and teammate Juan Marichal led in wins with 26. Pete Rose of the Reds took the batting title with a .335 average and teammate Johnny Bench was named 1968 National League Rookie of the Year for his .275 average, 15 homers, and 82 RBI.