One. The organizers of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics pumped in 17,6 – million dollars to improve A skiersnowmaking on Whistler Mountain, home to the ski races on the Creekside half of the area.

Two. Last week, the committee awarded U.S. President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize.

Three. Two American economists Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson became the Nobel Prize winners for economics. Dr. Elinor Ostrom, 76,  the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for economics; after Bertha von Suttner, Peace Prize in 1905, Selma Lagerlof, Literature Prize in 1909, Marie Curie, Physics Prize in 1911, Gerty Theresa Cori, Medicine Prize in 1947.

Four. Russia. Vladislav Tretiak was named the General Manager of the men’s hockey squad by the Russian Ice Hockey Federation yesterday.

Five. Canadian educators are finding campuses deluged with first- and second generation Canadians, a growing trend that sees immigrants and their children enroll in university at a rate that far exceeds non-immigrant children, The Globe and Mail, Canada’s National Newspaper, Alberta edition, Tuesday, October 13, 2009.

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