6. Laura Secord Secord is remembered for her efforts to warn British forces of an American attack, during the war of 1812, which pitted the United States against the British empire. While living in occupied territory with her husband James Secord – who had been seriously wounded at the Battle of Queenston Heights – Secord overheard information about the looming US attack on the loyalists. She trekked 19 miles to inform Lt James FitzGibbon of their plans. Her warning was invaluable to the troops, and in an 1827 letter, FitzGibbon wrote: “I have ever since held myself personally indebted to her for her conduct upon that occasion.” … [Read more...] about Canada to feature woman on bank note: seven top candidates
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This is a delicate task, given the pandemic’s characteristics. Each national government must work with their respective state governments and their private sectors, which built the supply chains over the past 25 years. Successfully reigniting both economies will be boosted by closer U.S.-Mexican coordination. Trade with Mexico supports some 5 million U.S. jobs, for example, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts big pandemic-linked GDP falls for both countries. A well-coordinated, synchronized reopening with similar guidelines and expectations would make this complex task more manageable. … [Read more...] about Better coordination is key to reenergizing US-Mexico trade
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The photography team has already arrived in Sochi and will be spending time getting to know the venues and the slopes so they can get a better idea of how they will shoot the various events. Going to practice sessions is always helpful if you can make it, says Pretty, although this will be hard for him on this occasion as he will be roaming so widely between events. Each venue will also have its own dedicated Getty photographers, so he can ask them for positioning tips. He likes to try and keep himself fresh though by not looking at what other photographers have done unless he is really struggling—"there might be one location where you have to hike up for an hour or two," he says. … [Read more...] about How to photograph the Sochi Winter Olympics, as told by a pro