OBITUARY: German C. Esguerra Jr.

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10 Simple Things You Can Do To Fight Alzheimer’s

“The idea that Alzheimer’s is entirely genetic and unpreventable is perhaps the greatest misconception about the disease,” saysGary Small, M.D., director of  the UCLA Center on Aging. Researchers now know that Alzheimer’s, like heart disease and cancer, develops over decades and can be influenced by lifestyle factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, depression, education, nutrition, 

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How cookies and drinks stack up

By Dr. George I. Traitses Tempted to reach for a “healthy” bottle of 100% fruit juice when thirst calls? How about a refreshing green tea or bottled fruit smoothie found in many health food stores? Beware of obscene sugar content.  With dietary sugar now considered a major public health concern, it’s instructive to take a 

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Zinc-up to fight the blues

Brain cells that govern emotion are rich with zinc; the more they have, the healthier they are. In a 12-week study, participants who took 25 mg a day of zinc reported feeling happier. If you’re feeling blue, consider a zinc supplement, or dig in to a plate of fresh oysters. Three ounces provide a 52-mg 

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An analysis of the recently reformed LCP in Canada

THE recently announced reform of the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) may be lauded for one key change: elimination of the live-in requirement for temporary migrant caregivers entering Canada. This is a demand that has been made by live-in caregivers, feminists and trade unionists for at least three decades. In eliminating the live-in requirement, the government 

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Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program by the Caregiver Action Centre

CAC brief on PR

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Changes in caregiver program announced

OTTAWA–Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, announced significant reforms to the Caregiver Program that acknowledges the valuable contributions caregivers make to Canadian families and the economy. Changes to the program include ending the live-in requirement, and providing eligible caregivers with two pathways that will lead to permanent residence within six months. One pathway features 

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MP Adler welcomes Announcement about Improving Canada’s Caregiver Program

Government of Canada announces reforms to end the live-in requirement, reduce family separation and provide more options to caregivers in Canada October 31, 2014 — OTTAWA Mark Adler, Member of Parliament for York Centre,is thrilled to highlight the announcement today byCanada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, regarding significant reforms to the Caregiver Program that 

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines, prior to attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting in China.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines in Beijing

November 10, 2014 On the margins of the APEC Summit in Beijing, Prime Minister Stephen Harper met today with Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines. President Aquino extended personal condolences for the attacks in Canada on October 20 and 22. One year after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November 2013, the leaders discussed progress on 

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Veteran journalists to speak at PPCO events

Two outstanding journalists will speak in two major Philippine Press Club of Ontario events this month. CBC’s Marivel Taruc will deliver the keynote address at the PPCO’s 13th Anniversary, Christmas Dinner and Induction of New Members Nov. 29, 6 p.m. at QSSIS Banquet Hall; and 2014 Marshall McLuhan Fellow Cheche Lazaro will speak on current 

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