Afternoon Update May 21st, 2012 (10)


#1 — CNews | Canadian woman dies descending Mount Everest

“Climb every mountain in your life. You will reach the top. Best Wishes To You. Best wishes to you in whatever you do. God Bless and Keep Smiling.”


#2 — Globe | Life in the slow lane: Dial-up Internet still a reality for hundreds of thousands in Canada

The next time you get frustrated because a website refuses to load instantly, or a streaming video has to buffer for a few seconds, think of the surprisingly large number of Canadians still on dial-up.


#3 — LFP | Air Canada dispute goes to arbitrator

Air Canada pilots have failed to negotiate a new agreement with the airline.


#4 — NP | Hundreds arrested in Quebec as protesters defy emergency law

MONTREAL — Quebec’s student protests took a dark, angry turn over the weekend following the introduction of an emergency law aimed at restoring order in the province, while the movement gained a number of high-profile supporters on the international stage.


#5 — OC | Killer whale expert out of work as feds cut ocean-pollution monitoring positions

VICTORIA – Canada’s only marine mammal toxicologist at the Institute of Ocean Sciences on Vancouver Island is losing his job as the federal government cuts almost all employees who monitor ocean pollution across Canada.



#6 — BBC | ‘Monster of Riga’ Dutch paedophile jailed for 18 years

A Dutch paedophile referred to as Robert M has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for abusing more than 60 children, some just a few months old.


#7 — CNN | Facebook stock falls below IPO price

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Facebook’s stock slid below its offering price in early trading Monday, following a lackluster debut day.


Fox | Nasdaq May Be on the Hook for Facebook Trading Glitches

#8 — Fox | US-Pakistan rift complicates NATO summit in Chicago

CHICAGO –  U.S. tensions with Pakistan complicated the opening day of the NATO summit in Chicago, where allies gathered to solidify a strategy for ending the war in Afghanistan.


#9 — DM | Beware the new computer virus spreading via chat messaging window on Facebook

A new computer virus is spreading via the chat window on Facebook.


#10 — Telegraph | Otto the octopus wreaks havoc

An octopus has caused havoc in his aquarium by performing juggling tricks using his fellow occupants, smashing rocks against the glass and turning off the power by shortcircuiting a lamp.


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