DOC | UK POLICE IN FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

DOC | UK POLICE IN FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

In a British suburb in central England, police officers accustomed to burglaries and household disturbances are breaking new ground by finding ways to battle the latest crime wave – human trafficking. Sergeant Alex Sobolewski of the West Midlands Police, who is based at Brierley Hill about 130 miles (210 km) northwest of London, said a large part of his work now concerns people trafficking, a crime barely discussed five years ago. With an estimated 46 million people globally living in slavery, human trafficking is being taken increasingly seriously in all…

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DOC | GREEN AT WHAT PRICE?

DOC | GREEN AT WHAT PRICE?

  Reforestation, environmental development, growth in the developing world: when does a green economy come at too high a price? The Ugandan Government wants to encourage development and boost it’s forest reserves. They’ve leased over 8000 hectares of land to Norwegian based company, Green Resources, Africa’s largest forestation company. This sounds like a good news story in Africa, except that Bukaleba Forest Reserve, on the shores of Lake Victoria, has been home to thousands of rural people for decades. These villagers are indicative of 90 % of rural Africans who…

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HOW TO | HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT HOLIDAY ROAST

HOW TO | HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT HOLIDAY ROAST

By Lynne Curry  These days, many of us are weighing the impacts and ethics of meat eating in general. So the prospect of buying and cooking a holiday roast is more daunting than ever. Here’s a guide to navigating today’s meat markets and making a centerpiece roast worth celebrating.     Source quality beef The single most important decision to make is what beef to buy, because flavor is largely predetermined before the roast goes into the oven. Quality beef is strongly correlated with the cattle’s quality of life: Did…

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WEATHER | CAUTIONS & CANCELLATIONS ISSUED AS STORM MOVES IN

WEATHER | CAUTIONS & CANCELLATIONS ISSUED AS STORM MOVES IN

As the Christmas storm approaches Winnipeg a number of cautions and cancellations have been issued. Environment Canada issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of southern Manitoba calling for hazardous conditions with heavy snow and near zero visibility. Accumulations are expected to be around 30 cm in most areas with 40-50 cm near the U.S. border. Non-essential travel is discouraged as road conditions, especially outside the city will be dangerous. Several  flights have already been cancelled leading up to the storm. Although the James Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg is open…

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