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Indonesian Womanpreneurs: Struggle To Success

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

Being a female worker in Indonesia is not easy. Juggling life as a mother, wife, child, and worker, turns your days into endlessly tiring routines. Although Indonesian women have been living like this for so long, it is time that the suffering ends and new initiatives arise which both empower women while still giving them a chance to spend more time with their families. One solution would be to encourage more and more women to become entrepreneurs.

The Best Countries To Stretch The Canadian Loonie This Fall

Allison Eberle | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

The Canadian dollar may not be in line with the U.S. dollar anymore, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop traveling. In fact, there are plenty of places around the globe where your Canadian dollars can make you a millionaire, literally. After all, $100 CAD is equivalent to roughly 1,004,817 Indonesian Rupiah and 168,842 Tanzanian Shillings.

Welcome To The Island Of Beautiful People

Natalie Karneef | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Natalie Karneef

Canggu is a visually stunning paradise where rice paddies meet ocean. Like most of Bali, it is full of kindness, and very relaxed. Out on the roads, cars, trucks, buses and scooters press up against each other, snaking through black exhaust in an unhurried manner, everyone just emanating this "we'll get there eventually" vibe.

5 Key Facts And Figures To Celebrate World Environment Day

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

On June 6, much of the world will be celebrating World Environment Day, the annual United Nations day to raise awareness and action for the environment. As the UN puts it, World Environment Day is an "opportunity for everyone to realize the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change."

4 Indonesian Islands That Are Better Than Bali

Allison Eberle | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Indonesia is home to more than 17,500 islands, littered with destinations that have barely been touched by tourists or developers. The following four Indonesian islands offer the exotic beaches, extraordinary adventures and authentic culture that will make your getaway unforgettable.

Indonesia Blows Up Internationally Hunted Illegal Fishing Ship

CP | Andi Jatmiko, The Associated Press | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada

The navy seized the Nigeria-flagged Viking on Feb. 25 operating in waters off Tanjung Berakit in Riau Islands province.

Canadian Teacher Will Appeal 11-Year Sentence In Indonesia

CP | Ali Kotarumalos, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada

He will appeal a ruling that overturned his acquittal on charges of sexually abusing three children.

Protecting The World's Forests Needs To Be A Top Priority at COP21

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

The world needs the leaders to agree to a shared vision, matched by commitments, so that all of us -- the industry, governments, civil society and consumers -- can work together to halt and reverse the demise of the world's precious forests. We cannot stand by idly hoping to reverse recent devastation.

Changing The Role Of Indonesian Women Will Take A Paradigm Shift

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

n the past decade, Indonesia has progressed in terms of female labour force participation. However, only 51 per cent of Indonesian women are currently engaged in the labour force. This is due to several barriers, including the fact that women are tied to culture, traditions, beliefs and customs.

Thousands Of Fishermen Rescued From Slavery

CP | Esther Htusan And Margie Mason, The Associated Press | Posted 09.17.2016 | Canada Business

More than 2,000 men from Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos have been identified or repatriated since the AP's initial story ran.

9 Hotels Gyms to Satisfy Your New Year's Resolutions

Trivago.ca | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

If those extra holiday pounds are hanging a little heavy, one of your New Year's Eve resolutions probably includes some serious time spent at the gym. But all workout and no play is no way to spend the next year, and getting and staying fit is not fun when it puts a crimp in your travel plans.

10 Years After the Tsunami: Finding Peace in Disasters

Dave Toycen | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Impact
Dave Toycen

As I remember the South East Asian Tsunami and other global disasters which have broken my heart, my challenge has been finding enough peace to sleep at night, while waking with the renewed energy to do my best for those who survive. Somehow, we must all find that place.

And The Biggest Economic Surprise of the Year Goes To...

Peter Hall | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Six years beyond the onset of global crisis and the lamentation seems louder: pundits are increasingly perplexed by the planet's prolonged period of perpetual perturbations. So, does anything stand out in 2014 as an "out of the blue" development?

You Might Have Just Bought an Illegally Cut Piece of the Rainforest

David Fogarty | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Impact
David Fogarty

If you've just been shopping at the supermarket or hardware store, chances are you've brought a little bit of tropical rainforest home with you. And chances are some of it was illegally cleared.

Former Alberta Teacher Unjustly Detained in Indonesia

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

I know the Bantlemans, and I too have taught at international schools in Asia. I met my husband--a guy from Edmonton--in the Middle East, and we had twins in Bangkok. I know the lure and the realization of what Mrs. Bantleman describes as wanting "to learn more about the culture and the people" of a far off land. I also can imagine how powerless you would be if incarcerated in a foreign country.

The Hefty Price We're All Paying For Deforestation in Indonesia

David Fogarty | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada
David Fogarty

To further underscore the risks: Indonesia's forests contain 10 per cent of the world's plants, 12 per cent of the world's mammals, 16 per cent of the world's reptile-amphibians, and 17 per cent of the world's bird species. Massive clearance of forests, particularly primary forests, leads to extinctions, floods, reduced river flows, as well as huge fires.

The Politics of Monetary Tightening

Peter Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

When it comes to elections, timing is critical. This year brings a rash of elections in some of the most important emerging markets: Brazil, India, In...

The World Is Getting Hungrier

Peter Hall | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Peter Hall

The world is getting hungrier. It has been said many times, but it bears repeating: the rise of emerging markets over the past three decades is now vaulting millions into the ranks of the middle class every year.

Moving Toward Our Goal of Zero Deforestation

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada
Ian Lifshitz

One year ago Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) announced its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), immediately halting all natural forest clearance across its entire supply chain. Specifically, we outlined four key priorities for 2014 to engage our broader industry and other sectors to help accelerate the realization of zero deforestation.

Is Canada's Growing Trade with this Booming Region a Good Thing?

Peter Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

In the 2000-2008 period, Canadian exports to ASEAN grew by 9 per cent annually, just under the average pace to emerging markets as a whole. Post-crisis, the rate of growth is exactly the same. Doubling trade in five years would require notching that pace up to 15 per cent annually -- not an unachievable target by any stretch of the imagination.

Meet the New Strain of Flu: H7N9

Jason Tetro | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgMuch like any new offering from Stephen King, which requires time to determine its place in his legacy, the new H7N9 flu requires more than just a few weeks to determine its place in the historical records of infectious disease.

Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2012

Ramp1885.com | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

With "Innofashion" as this season's theme, it's clear that in Indonesia, culture is courted, homage is heightened, and the fabrics are pretty fantastic! With many iconic tribal prints, colours and daring choices, this fashion and food festival was one of many sights.

Indonesia Wants More Trade In Canada, But Not Oil

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Indonesia is eager to boost trade with Canada, but the South Asian country isn't interested in two of the Harper government's top priorities ...

Indonesian "Psychopath" Seeks Stay of Execution

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

A 31-year-old Indonesian man facing execution for committing 11 murders is now seeking a stay of execution on the grounds that he is a psychopath and ...

Fighting Pasung in Indonesia's Mentally Ill

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

Pasung, physically restraining people with mental illnesses, remains common in Indonesia, especially in low-income families. Although the full extent of pasung use remains unknown, enough cases have come to light for local governments in Indonesia to develop programs for assisting patients who have been freed.