A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii's Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit. (source CTV News)
Iran says it is ready to restart its nuclear program on an "industrial scale" in the wake of the decision by US President Donald Trump to abandon the deal that curbs the country's nuclear ambitions. (source CNN)
The Comité jeunesse of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec believes that the clinical and academic milieu must individually and collectively ensure a better integration of new nursing graduates into the workforce.
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Google’s AI fest offers an ominous glimpse of the robot future: Machines fooling humans into thinking they are people raise obvious ethical concerns (source: Financial Times)
"Trump pulls U.S. out of 'disastrous' Iran nuclear deal, will restore sanctions; President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president's isolation on the world stage." (CBC)
"Montreal's La Presse to become non-profit entity; Desmarais family will donate $50M before severing ties" CBC
Prime Minister Theresa May has apologised to Caribbean leaders over the Windrush generation controversy, at a Downing Street meeting. She said she was "genuinely sorry" about the anxiety caused by the Home Office threatening the children of Commonwealth citizens with deportation. The UK government "valued" the contribution they had made, she said, and they had a right to stay in the UK. It comes amid reports some are still facing deportation. (source BBC News)
These McGill University experts are available to comment on a Montreal protest to show support for stricter gun laws in the US:
"Montrealers show support for U.S. youth leading movement for stricter gun laws", CBC News
"Acute intoxication with alcohol is common in Quebec. Between January 1 and November 26, 2017, emergency services received 2,332 young people aged 12 to 24 for this reason. This equates to 214 cases per month, 49 cases per week or 7 cases per day." (Institut national de santé publique)
Will the upcoming federal budget deliver and implement the Naylor report’s recommendations to fund and revitalize fundamental science research in Canada?
Martha Crago, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) at McGill University, is available to provide reactions in media interviews on Federal budget day on February 27, 2018, and on February 28.
“Analysts forecast U.S. consumer price inflation, to be released on Wednesday, to have slowed to 1.9 percent in January from a year earlier, while the core measure is seen ticking down to 1.7 percent… An above-forecast figure could well spark a fresh selloff in stocks and bonds.
“The government is to release a leaked Brexit analysis that shows the UK economy would be significantly worse off in every modelled scenario, after it decided not to oppose a Labour motion calling for the documents to be issued.” (The Guardian)
NASA says that the next full moon will be a ‘super blue blood moon’. What does it mean? Kelly Lepo, coordinator of the McGill Space Institute, is available to answer your questions. (NASA)
Kelly Lepo, Coordinator, McGill Space Institute