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June 02, 2011
  Doing business abroadPDF files may take a moment to load

After two weeks of peaceful protesting, a protest in the Santa Ana region of Peru turned violent. A local tax office was broken into and files were set ablaze in the streets when talks between Bear Creek, a Canadian owned company hoping to start a mine in the region, and members of the Ayamara indigenous group broke down. The situation is complex. It does, however, demonstrate the importance of accountability and transparency for Canadian companies active internationally.

June 02, 2011
  Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd FolkPDF files may take a moment to load

Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk are a folk-pop outfit that will pluck the sunflower petals off your heart one by one and serenade you while they’re doing it. The singer-songwriter and her backing band have come a long way from playing local house shows. The proof? A forthcoming and as-yet-untitled sophomore LP, slated for release this winter. Mann, a Langley native-turned-Calgarian, completed two years of a BA in International Relations at the University of Calgary.

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June 02, 2011
  It's an ale of a good time!PDF files may take a moment to load

Beer is humankind's oldest prepared beverage. It is undoubtedly a major part of many cultures and some hypotheses about the origins of agriculture point to beer as the main driving force behind choosing to cultivate grains. Through the constant experimentation and exploration of those brewing it, beer has become the world's most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. Acting as a tribute to this important and popular beverage, the Calgary International Beerfest explores the rich and diverse wold of fermented malts.

June 02, 2011
  The ferocious sound of WildlifePDF files may take a moment to load

The startling roar of a lion, the thumping of a gorilla's fists against its chest and the sinister laugh of a hyena are just some of the sounds that come to mind when one thinks of the word "wildlife." However, a new sound has been added to the mix. Enter Wildlife, a five-piece (human) band hailing from the far-off land of Toronto. Their debut album Strike Hard, Young Diamond well-received by critics, Wildlife is off to a swift start.

June 02, 2011
  Concert review: Lauryn HillPDF files may take a moment to load

If this story's headline made you blink twice in disbelief, rest assured, young undergraduate, your corneas haven't failed you yet. It's true: The queen of hip hop herself, Ms. Lauryn Hill, graced our very own Flames Central with her jeweled sceptre of poetic wisdom last Friday, May 27.

June 02, 2011
  U of C squeegee team practices for upcoming national tryoutsPDF files may take a moment to load

Students were required to evacuate MacHall just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday. A fire alarm was triggered when Den employees were moving tables in the bar.

“They were moving some tables around and they clipped one of the sprinklers,” said Students’ Union communications manager Ron Riopka. “Obviously the sprinkler went off when they hit it, so it was just kind of a little bit of an operational accident.”

June 02, 2011
  Research brief: iPhone app detects strokesPDF files may take a moment to load

What comes to mind when you think of iPhone apps? Angry Birds, iTunes and OpenTable possibly.

But for doctor Ross Mitchell and clinical professor Mayank Goyal, an application that allows faster diagnosis of strokes is at the top of the list.

An ischemic stroke, which is caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain, can cause permanent neurological damage. In the treatment of ischemic strokes, time is of the essence as a delay of even a few minutes can change outcomes.

June 02, 2011
  $35 million project coming to endPDF files may take a moment to load

Innovative support services-- the iS2 project-- is coming to its end. The $35 million project started by the University of Calgary aimed to streamline administrative and business processes in order to make the U of C more efficient and save money.

However, the project, a huge undertaking by the university, is not clearly understood by many faculty and students.

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