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Primate Experimentation: A Canisius College Controversy

This Friday, September 9th, Canisius College’s Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR) will host a presentation entitled “The Use of Primates in Biomedical Research: A Personal Perspective,” led by Dr. James Ha, head of the Colony Demographics and Genetics Program at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Washington (UW).

According to the ISHAR website, Dr. Ha is expected to provide an “overview of the challenges, costs, and benefits of using primates in biomedical research.”  The event is expected to draw a sizeable crowd, as this event is both open to the public and a curriculum requirement for anthrozoology graduate students and undergraduate Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) students.   

Help Us Educate Pakistan

Help Us Educate Pakistan

On Sunday, August 28 · 8:00pm - 9:30pm, PYA Canada held an Iftaar Fundraiser Dinner to Help Educate Pakistan!

Iftaar is an evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Iftaar is often done as community, with people gathering to break their fast together. This month is about giving [the wealthy] and receiving [those in need.]

The Youth of Pakistan are focusing on what is most needed in Pakistan at this time, as a whole. Please watch the video below, share it and become a part of the solution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFpSkgo-mZ8

To view photos on recent work in schools damaged by 2010 floods in Pakistan, which this event supports, see below: 

Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

by Hind Houas

Former Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed A. Mohamed to Speak at Buffalo Rotary

Former Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed A. Mohamed to Speak at Buffalo Rotary

Buffalo, NY – Mohamed A. Mohamed, former Prime Minister of Somalia, will speak on Thursday, August 25, 2011, from 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Templeton Landing (2 Templeton Terrace). 

Mohamed's presentation is made possible by Rotary Club of Buffalo and will discuss his whirlwind seven-month reign as the Prime Minister of an African country that has been struck by the worst drought in 60 years, killing tens of thousands in just the last few months and forcing an exodus by millions to find food and relief. He was appointed Prime Minister of Somalia in October 2010 and resigned in June 2011. The event is $20, includes a buffet lunch, and is open to the public. Seating is limited.

The Great Debate: Tims Tops Dunkin

The Great Debate: Tims Tops Dunkin

Last week, 2 Your Town asked you the viewers to help us settle the longstanding debate of Tim Hortons vs. Dunkin Donuts and today we have declared a winner.

With 440 votes cast, Tim Hortons is Western New York's choice as the best coffee, best food, best prices, and ultimate favorite choice for your morning drive.

Not a total washout, Dunkin Donuts received about 30% of the votes in every category.

 

The Great Debate: Dunkin Donuts vs Tim Hortons

The Great Debate: Dunkin Donuts vs Tim Hortons

It's a decision that most Western New Yorkers make every morning: Dunkin Donuts or Tim Hortons.

For most that decision is almost instinctual, but with both chains having a strong following we have to ask, who's better?

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Why Community Sports Matter

Why Community Sports Matter

There is a lot to be said about community sports leagues. They help people connect through a common interest, they're a good way to shake off a tough workweek, and they're a fun way to exercise. Growing up, I was what you might call "sports challenged", so when a friend of mine suggested I join him for an evening of softball, you can imagine my reaction. I reluctantly agreed after we established I wouldn't "have" to play. I could just sit on the bench and enjoy the beautiful day.

It wasn't too long before I realized this league was about a lot more than just softball. As I sat on the bleachers, I noticed how happy the entire team was to be there. Upon further inquiry I was told by a teammate, "I look forward to this all week!"