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The U.S. Electoral College During an American presidential election people aren’t voting directly for the president and vice-president, they are voting for electors to cast their ballot for either the Republican or Democratic party

How it works Each state receives a number of electors equal to their representation in Congress. For example:

2 senators (every state)

8 members of the House of Representatives

Number of electors WA 12 OR 7

CA 55

Swing states (no single candidate or party has overwhelming support)

MT 3 ND 3 ID 4 WY 3 SD 3 NV UT NE 5 6 6 CO 9 KS 6 AZ 11

NM 5

MN 10

Obama

McCain

MD 10 DE 3 DC 3

TN 11

LA 8 HI 4

GA 16

Sources: Wikipedia; Graphic News; politicalmaps.org; kidsdiscover.com

Electors are not split.

Voters are actually casting a vote for the electors for their state. These electors then vote for the president and vice-president.

REP.

DEM.

Pres.

Pres.

V.P.

V.P.

RI 4

NJ 14 Electors Electors

1824: John Quincy Adams became president even though NC 15 Andrew Jackson won nearly 40,000 more popular votes. SC 9 1876: Samuel Tilden won nearly two million more popular votes than Rutherford Hayes. 1888: Benjamin Harrison had 93,000 more popular votes than Grover Cleveland. FL 29 2000: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to give all of Florida’s 25 electoral votes to George W. Bush.

All electors are counted. A majority of the 538 electors is needed for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates to win. 270

CT 7

MOST POPULAR LOSSES

VA 13

KY 8 MS 6 AL 9

NY 29

PA 20

WV 5

OK 7 AR 6

TX 38

173 John

IL 20

OH 18

IN 11

ME 4 VT 3 NH 4 MA 11

to win

Each elector gets one vote.

MI 16

MO 10

AK 3

2008 results 365 Barack

total

WI 10

IA 6

10 electors for that state

538 270 needed

One square = one electoral vote

Strong Democrat states Strong Republican states

Every four years, in November, an election is held. Citizens vote for a “ticket” that includes a president and vice-president.

The electors (who make up the Electoral College) are who Americans actually vote for.

51% (or more) of the votes are needed for the candidate to win all of the state’s available electors.

49% 51%

In 48 states, the candidate with the most popular vote — by even the slimmest margin — wins all the electoral votes. Maine and Nebraska allot electoral votes by who won particular congressional districts.

SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY MEGAN DINNER/QMI AGENCY


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Frankenstorm

NEW BRUNSWICK Excessive rain possible Tuesday

Hurricane Sandy has strengthened into a rare, hybrid “super storm,” created by an Arctic jet stream wrapping itself around a tropical storm.

SOUTHERN/CENTRAL QUEBEC

Utility crews brought in from Canada for anticipated power failures

Declared state of emergency

8 a.m. Sat.

Heavy rain expected Monday (possibility of snow in north); many southern counties under wind warnings

Schools closed; mass transit shut down; flights cancelled

8 a.m. Wed.

Snow/high winds expected

Rainfall forecast Oct. 29-Nov.3 mm

8 a.m. Thu.

Toronto

OHIO

RHODE ISLAND Large power outages

Many evacuated; subway shut down Sunday night; NYSE shut down Monday; thousands of flights cancelled

How Hurricane Sandy became a “superstorm”

Large power outages

11 a.m. Mon. MARYLAND Blizzard warning in some areas

hurricane

is derived from

“Hurican,”

the Carib god of evil

2 3 4 5

Sources: NOAA; Graphic News; Environment Canada

DELAWARE

NEW JERSEY

Hundreds fled to shelters as water covered roads

Strong winds and heavy rain led to flooding

Hurricane categories 1

203.2 152.4 101.6 76.2 50.8 44.4 38.1 31.7 25.4 19.0 12.7 6.3 2.5 0.2

NEW YORK CITY

8 a.m. Tue.

VIRGINIA

The word

Extra utility crews from across U.S. brought in

Widespread power outages

8 a.m. Fri.

Ottawa

PENNSYLVANIA

2-3 feet of snow forecast for mountainous areas; 14 counties with blizzard warnings; flooding possible

MASSACHUSETTS

CONNECTICUT

ONTARIO

WEST VIRGINIA

Large waves and pounding surf may affect south shore Monday night; significant rainfall possible Tuesday night

MAINE

VERMONT

Strong winds and large amounts of rain expected; potential of breaking sea conditions

NOVA SCOTIA

e Hurricany d San

Winds 119–153 km/h; storm surge 1.2–1.5m above normal Winds 153–176 km/h; 1.8-2.4m surge Winds 178–209 km/h; 2.7–3.7m surge Winds 210–249 km/h; 4.0–5.5m surge Winds 249 km/h+; 5.5m+ surge

Cold front: Leading edge of cold, dry air moving south from Arctic region

Jet stream: Apex of cold and warm air masses colliding in upper atmosphere. Position, strength and orientation influences weather

COLD AIR CAN AD A Heavy snow forecast on cold side of storm UN I T E D S T A T E S W A R M New Orleans

AIR

1000km 620 miles

ATLANTIC OCEAN

New York Hurricane Sandy: Moving further northwest than normal, heading inland Storm surge threat Caribbean: Over 60 deaths, mostly in Haiti and Cuba

Storm surge of up to 3.5m possible in New York Harbour and Long Island Sound, coinciding with high tide and full moon SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY MEGAN DINNER/QMI AGENCY


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4%

of adults helped are over age 65

In need of food In March of this year, 882,188 people received food from a food bank in Canada. The use of food banks grew by 2.4% in 2012, compared to 2011. Usage is now 31% higher than in 2008.

People assisted by food banks in Canada, 2002-2012

11%

of people assisted are Aboriginal

Unemployment rate # of seniors 65+ # of adults 18-64 # of children under 18 ’02 ’03 ’04 ’05 ’06 ’07 ’08 ’09 ’10 ’11 ’12 March of each year

52%

Food bank use, by household type

of households helped receive social assistance

Single people

18%

have income from current or recent employment

14%

receive disabilityrelated income

14%

of food banks ran out of food during the survey period

55%

of food banks needed to cut back on the amount of food provided to each household

2% 4% 6% 8% Unemployment rate

of those turning to food banks are children and youth

# of people assisted 200,000 600,000 800,000

38%

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40.0%

Single-

11.4%

2.54% of Canada’s total population received food bank assistance in March 2012 Province with highest percentage of population assisted:

N.L. 5.29% Lowest:

Alta. 1.40%

Source: Food Banks Canada SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY MEGAN DINNER/QMI AGENCY

59.4%

56.9% 38.7%

Food bank use in Canada, March 2012 31.4%

23.1% (from 20082012)

B.C.

96,150 People assisted

29.5%

were children

39.3%

22.0% 24.8%

Couples with no children

25.3% parent families 23.3%

Two-parent families

72.8%

3,912,239

meals were prepared and served by soup kitchens, shelters, school breakfast initiatives, and other programs in March, 2012

17.8% -0.8%

Alta.

53,512 People assisted

44.1%

were children

Sask.

Man.

24,621 People assisted

63,482 People assisted

412,998 People assisted

47.6%

38.6%

47.5%

were children

were children

Ont.

were children

Que.

N.B.

N.S.

155,574 People assisted

19,524 People assisted

23,561 People assisted

37.2%

32.0%

32.6%

were children

were children

were children

P.E.I.

N.L.

Territories

3,406 People assisted

27,044 People assisted

2,316 People assisted

34.1%

38.8%

38.5%

were children

were children

were children


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May the mouse be with you BELLE

INDIANA JONES

First appearance: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

First appearance: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

1971: Founded by George Lucas 1973: American Graffiti

1923: Founded by Walt and Roy Disney 1928: Mickey and Minnie mouse created 1937: First animated film,

1975: Industrial Light & Magic (visual effects)

opened; Sprocket Systems (sound effects, later renamed Skywalker Sound) launched

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

1940: Company goes public 1966: Walt Disney dies 1971: Walt Disney World Resort opens 1982: Coca-Cola attempts buyout 1983: Disney Channel begins 1984: Touchstone Films created; escapes buyout attempt by Saul Steinberg

1993: Acquires Miramax Films 1996: Acquires Capital Cities/ABC 2004: Comcast attempts buyout 2006: Acquires Pixar 2009: Acquires Marvel Entertainment

Disney has been after Lucasfilm since 2010

WOODY

First appearance: Toy Story (1995)

1977: Star Wars 1979: Lucas Licensing formed to oversee

MICKEY MOUSE

First appearance: Steamboat Willie (1928)

1983: THX Sound System developed 1985: Pixar Image Computer introduced at

2012: Disney acquires Lucasfilm for $4.05B

National Computer Graphics Conference

1986: Pixar technology sold to Steve Jobs, forming foundation for Pixar Studios

What Disney gets: • Star Wars franchise • Industrial Light & Magic • Indiana Jones franchise • Skywalker Sound • Lucasfilm • LucasArts

What George Lucas gets: • About $2 billion in cash • About 40 million Disney shares

Sources: Wikipedia; lucasfilm.com; Reuters

Star Wars products 1981: Lucas and Steven Spielberg release Raiders of the Lost Ark 1982: Lucasfilm Games created (later renamed LucasArts)

2003: Lucasfilm Animation launched

Disney plans on releasing

a seventh in 2015

LUKE SKYWALKER First appearance: Star Wars (1977)

George Lucas will remain as creative consultant SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY MEGAN DINNER/QMI AGENCY


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Nice ’stache! It’s that time of year again — that’s right girls — when your men start sporting lip fur in honour of prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives

Famous ’staches 1910s

1920s

1930s

(1919-Marcel Duchamp parody)

(500 BC)

Salvador Dali

Charlie Chaplin

Mona Lisa

Confucius

Yosemite Sam

Clark Gable

Fu Manchu

1970s

1950s

1940s

Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx for many years wore a fake moustache of greasepaint on stage and in film, then grew a real one later in life.

Martin Luther King

Lanny McDonald Rollie Fingers

The first facial hair to appear tends to grow at the corners of the upper lip

NHL Player

MLB Player

(age 11–15)

2000s

1980s

Hulk Hogan

Know your ’stache NATURAL

Moustache may be styled without aids.

IMPERIAL

Whiskers grow from upper lip and cheeks, curled upward.

2010s

Mr. T

Heidi Klum milk moustache

Borat

Mario

DALI

ENGLISH

Narrow, long points bent steeply upward. Ala Salvador Dali

Narrow, very long whiskers pulled to the side, slightly curled.

TOOTHBRUSH

Thick, shaved except for an inch in the centre. Ala Charlie Chaplin

FU MANCHU

PENCIL

HANDLEBAR

CHEVRON

Long downward pointing ends, generally beyond the chin.

Narrow, straight, thin as if drawn on by a pencil.

Busty, small upward pointing ends.

Thick and wide, usually covering the top of the upper lip.

SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY TARA CORRAN/QMI AGENCY


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