Catching Up With the News

Einstein’s still right

“In a supernova explosion, the outer material from which the star is made up of is ejected with a speed of 10,000 to 50,000 km per second. But in a relativistic supernova, the ejected material is moving with speeds, which are at least 10 per cent of speed of light (30,000 km per second) or higher,” explains Poonam Chandra, one of the co-authors from the Royal Military College.

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Military changes tune on post-2011 mission again

“There will be no Canadian Forces units located in Kandahar province after 2011,” Vice-Admiral Bruce Donaldson, the vice-chief of the defence staff, told the Conference of Defence Associations in Ottawa on Feb. 25. “Rather, our training mission will be Kabul-centric, meaning that the main effort will be centered in and about the city of Kabul.”There will be no Canadian Forces units located in Kandahar province after 2011,” Vice-Admiral Bruce Donaldson, the vice-chief of the defence staff, told the Conference of Defence Associations in Ottawa on Feb. 25. “Rather, our training mission will be Kabul-centric, meaning that the main effort will be centered in and about the city of Kabul.

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Canada sends HMCS Charlottetown to Libya

“The Security Council does not want to table something that would bring about division in the council,” Dizboni said, though he believes the sanctions — which include freezing the assets and the international travel of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his family — have made “great progress.”

Dr. Ali Dizboni, a professor of politics and economics at Royal Military College

Conversely, Dr. Houchang Hassan-Yari, said he was not surprised by the decision.

“It is kind of an answering to the decision made by the Americans and the European Union,”

Hassan-Yari is also a professor of political and economic studies at RMC with expertise in the Middle Eastern and strategic and military issues.

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Cambridge Bay Cadet – off to Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year Program (ALOY) at RMC

“If you want a military career it’s too good to be true”

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A female perspective of war: Sisters in Arms documents three women’s choice to fight

Freeman says any woman with ambition almost has no choice but to apply for a combat role, because promotions simply don’t happen when you sit at a desk.

“Only two per cent of (combat roles) are filled by women. There are 62 generals in the Canadian Armed Forces – and two of them are women.”

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