Christian Van Amburg

8 Added | 1 Magazine | 8 Following | @cvanamburg | I am a University Student in Michigan. I speak English, Spanish and some French. I enjoy current events and European History. That's all, for now.

How Brampton demonstrates the new vision of Canada

<i>This is part of a series on how the diverse and growing city of Brampton, Ont., provides lessons for Canada's future.</i><p>It didn't take long after the first <i>gurdwara</i> was built for the neighbourhood around it to morph into a Little Punjab.<p>Homeowner after homeowner, some escaping the nocturnal chanting of …

Toronto

Adele adds to lengthy list of honours with MBE

Skyfall singer Adele has bolstered her Oscars, Grammy and Brit Awards with arguably her biggest prize yet, an MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday …

Hey Silicon Valley, The British Are Coming (To Learn Your Startup Secrets)

Doing a startup in Europe is challenging for all sorts of reasons. But one key issue is cultural — even if the gritty realism of European entrepreneurs is ultimately tied to the relative difficulties of raising larger investment rounds in the region. The can-do attitude of Silicon Valley is …

Nicaragua Congress approves ocean-to-ocean canal plan

<b>The Nicaraguan Congress has approved a proposal to have a canal built linking the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans.</b><p>A Hong Kong-based company has been granted a 50-year concession to build the waterway, which will rival the Panama Canal.<p>The $40bn (£25bn) plan has been criticised by environmentalists, …

Panama Canal

The Pacifist War | US & Canada

In the waters of the East China Sea, a daily show of aggression is displayed around the uninhibited Senakaku/Diaoyutai Islands. Coast guards from China and Japan play a dangerous game of cat and mouse as both sides try to lay claim to the disputed resource-rich territory. The concern is - that the …