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Good Morning Hamilton is a weekly radio program for the Pakistani and South Asian community in Hamilton.  It is broadcast by McMaster University Community Radio Station at 93.3 FM and can be heard in surrounding area as well around the world through live Internet feed at cfmu.mcmaster.ca.  The program host Dr. Basharat Tayyab believes that the Pakistani families need a non-commercial radio program where they can listen to discussions on current affairs, local cultural and political issues as well as entertainment in Urdu.  She usually brings guests on the program to discuss specific issues.  For example, political candidates are invited to discuss their platforms, musicians and singers have been invited to discuss specific aspects of music, other experts have discussed human rights issues, challenges of integration in Canadian societies for families and youth and other matters of interest to the Pakistani and South Asian communities. Dr. Tayyab encourages listeners to call in and ask questions and make comments on what they have heard.  The musical interludes presented are selected from an exclusive Pakistani collection representing various languages of Pakistan.  Don’t forget to tune in Sundays at 9 AM to FM 93.3 to spend an hour of relaxing and intriguing discussions with Basharat Tayyab and her husband, Tayyab Rana, who handles the technical matters on the radio.

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During the oft-stressful times of the holiday/winter season, we should look towards ways of making peace amongst everyone. The Times of India features an article which reflects on various ways we could do this in our lives.  Perhaps it's volunteering at a retirement home or going green - there are many ways to make peace.

To see the full article, click here.

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In Montreal, two Indian-born, Canadian-raised brothers are hoping to change the world by bringing the Internet to billions of people around the world.  The UbiSlate, an Android-based tablet, has been dubbed the world's cheapest table computer and is scheduled to be released in India within weeks. Brothers Raja Singh Tuli and Suneet Singh Tuli own the company DataWind and plan to retail the tablet for around $60.

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McMaster University scientist Dr. Sheila Singh has joined what the Terry Fox Research Institue is calling a national “dream team” assembled to find new treatments for the most common and deadly form of brain cancer among adults. Singh, who recently identified an abnormal stem cell that may drive the formation of brain tumours and is believed to be behind tumour recurrence and relapse, said she hopes the national team will use cancer stem cell models to target the cells responsible for treatment evasion and find therapies to tackle them.

For more information, please see the full article at the Hamilton Spectator.

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