Animals

More about the Bactrian Camel

I had written an earlier post about the bactrian camel. All the information was gathered from a Wikipedia entry which had no notations for the information cited.

I have been meaning to double check the info in the the entry but never got around to it.

Well, until now that is. I found a good article in Toronto Zoo website and The University of Michigan website which corroborates a lot of the information in my previous entry.

Click here to read the Toronto Zoo article.

Click here to read the article on the University of Michigan website.

Click here to read my earlier blog post about the bactrian camel.

 

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Activism, Heroes, Video

Proud to be Canadian moment

Snowden Angels

There have been many moments where I have felt proud to be Canadian. I had one of those moments last week when I read in the news that Canada had given asylum to one of the refugees who sheltered Edward Snowden when he was fleeing from the authorities in Hong Kong.

Vanessa Rodel and her daughter Keana Kihinsa arrived in Canada last Monday.

“This is a really great day,” said her lawyer, Robert Tibbo. “She’s departed Hong Kong. She’s left behind all the distress, hopelessness and uncertainty in life, the discrimination and marginalization she has suffered.”

Five other asylum seekers who sheltered Mr. Snowden are awaiting decisions on their applications in Canada. Among them is Ajith Pushpakumara, from Sri Lanka, who said he had fled to Hong Kong after being tortured for deserting the military and faces the possibility of execution if he returns to his native country.

Ajith fled his home country of Sri Lanka in 2003. In Sri Lanka, Ajith signed up for the military when he was 18 years old. In the Ambepussa Army Camp, young recruits were abused daily and often raped by their superiors. A victim of sexual abuse and at one point left for dead, Ajith deserted. When he was caught by the military police, he was then tortured.

With his military background, Ajith acted as Edward Snowden’s bodyguard in Hong Kong in 2013.

For The Refugees is a Canadian not-for-profit organization fighting to prevent the deportation of the Snowden Guardian Angels from Hong Kong and compelling Canada to expedite their relocation to safety.

Click here to visit For The Refugees website.

Click here to watch video about the Snowden Guardian Angels on CBC.

Click here to read article on New York Times about the Snowden Guardian Angels.

Click here to read my blog entry about Edward Snowden and the Survellance State.

Notes: All information in this blog gathered from New York Times article and For The Refugees website.

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Art, Native American

Hoobiyee

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Hobiyee celebration marks Nisga’a Nation’s new year in Vancouver. Click here to read article and watch video posted by CBC News.

Picture above is of Hoobix spoon made by Jaimie Davis. The spoon was exhibited at the 2017 Northern Exposure Art Exhibition hosted by the Spirit Wrestler Gallery. Click here to visit the gallery.

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Humor, Music

Japanese BBQ

arianagrande

Oops! Ariana Grande wanted to tattoo a translation of her song titled “7 Rings”. Instead, she mistakenly got a tattoo that roughly translates as a “small charcoal grill”.

Click here to read full article published by The Guardian.

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