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Warning Lifted After Squamish Shipping Terminal Fire Contained

Warning Lifted After Squamish Shipping Terminal Fire Contained

Canada, Friday, April 17th 2015

A large fire at the Squamish Terminals’ east dock has finally been contained by fire crews after it singed a nearby boat and triggered a warning by municipal officials for... Read more

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Scarcity Of The Dollar Affecting South Sudan’s Economy

Africa, Tuesday, April 14th 2015

The US Dollar has significantly increased to about 7.20 South Sudanese Pound in March 2015 compared to the 5.69 in September of 2014.   By Joseph Nashion YAMBIO, 13 April 2015 [Gurtong] - Western Equatoria state Chamber of Commerce on Monday attributed the high rate of the dollar to the on-going crisis in the country which has seen potential investors shy away from investing in the country. Mr. John Daniel Apolo, Deputy Chairperson at the Chamber of Commerce in Western Equatoria State said 100USD is now reaching an all-time high of 850 south Sudanese pounds in his state. "We are faced with the high rate of dollars because if you walk to ask for 100 dollar in the black market it goes at the rate of 850ssp and it is not even available," John said. {ads1}Shortage... Read more

President Obama Celebrates Gospel Music History

America, Friday, April 17th 2015

President Obama Celebrates Gospel Music History

Aretha Franklin and T Bone Burnett highlight White House concert to be televised June 25th, 2015 on PBS By Stephen Pate – African Americans created two of the most enduring musical forms – gospel and the blues – despite hundreds of years of enslavement and persecution. US President Obama held a special White House concert on April 14, 2015 to celebrate the gospel tradition. Invited artists included Aretha Franklin, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Darlene Love, Lyle Lovett, Tamela Mann, the Morgan State University Choir, and Michelle Williams. T Bone Burnett, musical director of “Oh Brother How Art Thou” and other movies, was the musical director. “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House” will be broadcast Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:00 PM ET... Read more

Hindu statesman Zed offers condolences on Lee Kuan Yew’s death

Asia, Monday, March 23rd 2015

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has offered condolences on the death of Lee Kuan Yew, said to be modern Singapore’s founding father, who died on March 23 in Singapore General Hospital. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that they were saddened by the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, 91, a charismatic and towering political figure who gave Singapore a new economic model. {ads1}Rajan Zed pointed out that Lee, prime minister for 31 years and known as architect of Singapore's prosperity, was instrumental in transforming resource poor Singapore to a wealthy global trade and financial hub with low crime and corruption and raised standard of living. Lee was an inspiration for many developing countries and politicians. Zed wished that Singapore continued on the... Read more

RSM-Ceremonial ADF presented with Anzac’s Bible to take to Gallipoli

Australia, Thursday, April 16th 2015

RSM-Ceremonial ADF presented with Anzac’s Bible to take to Gallipoli

In a moving ceremony at Russell Offices on April 14, RSM-Ceremonial ADF WO1 Paul Richardson was handed a shrapnel-holed French Bible that saved the life of an Anzac digger at Gallipoli. The Bible belonged to LCpl, later Lt, Elvas Jenkins, of 2 Fd Coy, RAE, who enlisted on September 19, 1914, shortly after the outbreak of WWI. The Bible is part of Bible Society Australia’s historical collection. WO1 Richardson said it would be an honour and a privilege to take what was considered a national treasure to Gallipoli for the centenary commemoration. “What we’re going to attempt to do with the bible is to try to trace back to where it was, where it received the shrapnel hit, and pay our respects once we reach that particular site,” he said. “We’ll then try to give... Read more

Toronto police search for missing man Ivan Broadfoot

Canada, Friday, April 17th 2015

{ads1}The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance locating a missing man. Ivan Broadfoot, 25, was last seen on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in the Bloor Street and Spadina Road area. He is described as 5'11", 160 lbs., with orange-and-blonde hair. Police are concerned for his safety. Read more

Merseyside Police Investigates Two Suspicious Overnight Murders

England, Friday, April 17th 2015

Merseyside Police Investigates Two Suspicious Overnight Murders

Merseyside police are looking into two separate murder investigations after bodies of two women were found overnight at separate addresses in Merseyside. One of the two women was found dead with multiple injuries at around 9pm last night, when police was called to the address over concerns for her welfare.  Whereas the other women was found at a separate address, i.e. just five minutes from the first address, in sheltered accommodation at 4am today. Consequently, Police has increased patrolling in the area and has so far declared both deaths as suspicious. Although it has not made any arrest so far, it believes both women were known to the alleged murderer. The causes of death have not yet been established and formal identification is still to take place.  {ads1}Detective Superintendent, Tim Keelan, has... Read more

The Propaganda War With Russia

Europe, Tuesday, March 24th 2015

The Propaganda War With Russia

There is an interesting twist to the ongoing war of words with Russia over its actions in Ukraine that is little discussed in the mainstream media.  The United States State Department is using its Russian language UkrProgress Twitter account with the hashtag #UnitedforUkraine to counter what the United States considers to be Russian propaganda on its activities in Ukraine.  While most of the tweets are in Russian, here are some of the more interesting English language posts by the State Department:     If you follow the links listed on the tweets, many of them take you to stories on the ShareAmerica website.  What is ShareAmerica?  It is the Department of State's "...platform for sharing compelling stories and images that spark discussion and debate on important topics like democracy, freedom of expression, innovation, entrepreneurship, education and... Read more

Lalu desperate for Janata Parivaar merger

India, Monday, April 13th 2015

Lalu's Rashtriya Janata Dal passed a resolution this week supporting the merger of the erstwhile Janata Parivaar factions - Mulayam, Nitish / Sharad, Deve Gowda, Chautala and his party. These leaders have faced a massive drubbing in Lok Sabha polls. Modi has dented hard in their caste vote banks and they fear they might go in oblivion if he carries on his winning steak. While Gowda's and Chautala's political careers have almost finished, as in they have limited chances of becoming CM again in their states, Lalu's career also was almost finished after his conviction in fodder scam and resultant bar on fighting polls for next 6 years.    However, Nitish decision to part ways with BJP before Lok Sabha polls provided an opportunity for Lalu to bounce back. In the three... Read more

Iran: The World's Oil Giant

Middle East, Monday, April 13th 2015

Iran: The World's Oil Giant

Iran has been in the news on a regular basis over the past few weeks and, as such, I would like to take an updated look at Iran's significance on the world's oil markets, particularly in light of the fact that the end of economic sanctions against Iran could mean that Western oil companies are once again free to operate within its borders.   Iran is a founding member of OPEC.  According to OPEC's website, Iran has the third largest oil reserves among the 12 nations that comprise the cartel as shown here:     OPEC's oil reserves of make up almost 81 percent of the world's total oil reserves.  Among OPEC nations, Venezuela has the largest reserves totaling 298.4 billion barrels and Saudi Arabia has the second largest at 265.8 billion barrels.  With reserves of 157.8... Read more

Marvi Inaugrates BISP's Fori Rabta Hotline

Pakistan, Monday, March 9th 2015

Marvi Inaugrates BISP's Fori Rabta Hotline

The Chairperson and Minister of State Marvi Memon yesterday said that there would be no compromise on the efficiency, hard work and transparency in delivery of services to the BISP beneficiaries. She was addressing a gathering of BISP’s director generals and directors in Islamabad Headquarter according to a press release. International Women’s Day was commemorated, in the honor of 4.8 million women beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), with a range of activities. During the day, BISP senior officials participated in brainstorming sessions aimed at identifying different field-related problems and recommending the remedial measures.  In addition, Marvi Memon inaugurated BISP’s Fori-Raabta hotline, which is a re-vitalized customer service facility. In order to stay connected with key stakeholders, citizens and clients she also launched BISP’s social media portal with the... Read more

Can Argentina Capitalize On Its Vast Shale Reserves?

South America, Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Argentina, once a regional energy leader, is now better known for financial busts and bombastic politicians than hydrocarbons prospects. Still, with a resource potential both vast and untapped, the nation has never been far from energy investors' minds. The question today is just how much Argentina is willing to change and how this plays into a low oil price environment that is already negatively impacting investment elsewhere. Argentina's deliberate efforts to appease some of its international creditors, combined with an overhaul of the nation's hydrocarbons framework have the potential to lure foreign investors back. The promise of a change of government– and potentially a more market-friendly approach – later this year should add to the country's appeal. Experts have kept a watchful eye on Argentina ever since the US Energy Information Administration... Read more

Hindu prayers to open both Nevada Senate & Assembly on April 17 …

South Asians Abroad, Thursday, April 16th 2015

Both Nevada State Senate and Nevada Assembly in Carson City will open with Hindu mantras on April 17, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate and Assembly. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of the prayers. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages.  Zed, who is the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, will recite from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use, besides lines fromUpanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), both ancient Hindu scriptures. He plans to start and end the prayer with “Om”, the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work. Reciting from Brahadaranyakopanishad, Rajan Zed... Read more

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Greg McKegg joins the falling Toronto Maple Leafs

Hockey, Thursday, March 26th 2015

Greg McKegg joins the falling Toronto Maple Leafs

McKegg, 22, has been held pointless in two regular season games with the Maple Leafs this season. The St. Thomas, Ontario native has collected 31 points (17 goals, 14 assists) and 33 penalty minutes in 50 regular season games with the Marlies this year. McKegg made his NHL debut on February 1, 2014 against the Ottawa Senators. The Maple Leafs return to the ice tonight when they host the Florida Panthers at 7:30 p.m. Read more

Dwane Casey Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

Basketball, Friday, January 3rd 2014

Dwane Casey Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday that head coach Dwane Casey has been named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for December. This is the first time Casey has won the honour. He joins Lenny Wilkens (April 2002) and Sam Mitchell (January 2007) as the only Raptors coaches to be named Coach of the Month. Toronto went 8-6 in December under Casey’s guidance and was one of five teams in the Eastern Conference to finish the month with a record above .500. The Raptors were 0-3 prior to a seven-player trade December 8 that sent leading scorer Rudy Gay to Sacramento. Casey incorporated four new players into the roster and the team responded by winning eight of the next 11 games. The Raptors were 6-3 on the road last month, which included... Read more

A study in the art of fast bowling and captaincy

Cricket, Saturday, March 8th 2014

A study in the art of fast bowling and captaincy

He has shown the menacing influence fast bowling has on a cricket match. Irrespective of the conditions, a bowler of his ilk can threaten any batsman. Sadly, bowlers of his ilk are rare to come by, which is what makes Mitchell Johnson a greater hazard for the opposition. In practice sessions, it’s hard to replicate what Johnson does. Steyn and Morkel bowl fast too. But not as fast nor are they as life-threatening as Johnson. A bowling machine doesn’t provide the angle of his round arm action. Nor does it replicate the death stare from him, nor the moustache, nor the variety in deliveries.  Johnson still does spray the ball around. Though his control has improved a great deal, there are moments in which the old Johnson appears. For my mind,... Read more

QBs Recovering from Offseason Surgeries as NFL Training Camps Open

Football, Thursday, July 17th 2014

QBs Recovering from Offseason Surgeries as NFL Training Camps Open

It has been an off-season of recuperation for a number of NFL quarterbacks who underwent surgery in recent months. With training camps now getting into full swing, all eyes will be on these recovering stars, whose health is critical to their teams’ success in the upcoming NFL season. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton underwent surgery in late March to repair an ankle injury suffered in the Panthers’ 23-10 NFC Divisional Playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers. While Newton has undergone extensive rehab prior to training camp, and is medically cleared for full workouts, he is expected to need all of camp to regain his form ahead of the start of the regular season. Last season, Newton led the Panthers to a 12-4 record and their first NFC South title since 2008.... Read more

The Grand National: One of Britain’s greatest sporting events

Other Sports, Tuesday, March 24th 2015

The Grand National is the biggest horse race in the world, and is watched by millions of people all over the United Kingdom. Many people enjoy a flutter on National Day, which is Saturday 11th April this year, and enjoy watching the horses compete over 4 miles and 3 furlongs at Aintree. Over the years, there have been many great Grand National moments and 2015 could be one of the best yet. We take a look at a few of the reasons why Brits LOVE the Grand National and why! The excitement The commentators help to build up the tension and, as they progress through the 30 fence circuit, those who have had a bet on horses start to get excited. Due to the length of the race, every horse is in... Read more

Seattle Reign FC Forward Nahomi "Naho" Kawasumi Voted NWSL Player of the Week …

Soccer, Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Seattle Reign FC Forward Nahomi "Naho" Kawasumi Voted NWSL Player of the Week

Seattle Reign FC forward Nahomi "Naho" Kawasumi has been voted the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 13 of the 2014 NWSL season. Naho, 28, scored two goals - including the game-winner - to rally Reign FC to a 3-2 victory Sunday against the Boston Breakers at the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. The Japanese international was also featured in the Reign's 2-1 win Wednesday over the Western New York Flash, registering one shot on goal in 68 minutes. The Yamato, Japan native now has five goals and three assists in 12 appearances (11 starts) this season in the NWSL while on loan from Japanese club INAC Kobe Leonessa. With her team trailing 1-0 in the 55th minute against the Breakers, Naho ghosted unmarked into... Read more

Canada Beats Colombia on Day Three of Fed Cup

Tennis, Saturday, February 9th 2013

Canada Beats Colombia on Day Three of Fed Cup

Canada finishes first in pool A to earn a spot in the final The Miele Canadian Fed Cup team won their three matches against Colombia on day three of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Americas Zone Group I event in Medellin, Colombia. The first singles match of this round robin tie went to Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON) who defeated Catalina Castano 6-1, 7-5; followed by Eugenie Bouchard’s (Westmount, QC) win over  world no 144 Mariana Duque-Marino 6-2, 6-2. The doubles match was canceled due to rainfall. Saturday, Canada will play in the final against pool B champion Brazil at 10 a.m. E.T. The winner Saturday’s final will advance to the World Group II play-offs in April 2013. Read more

Detroit Tigers Avoid Sweep With 4-1 Win Over Toronto Blue Jays

Baseball, Sunday, July 29th 2012

Detroit Tigers Avoid Sweep With 4-1 Win Over Toronto Blue Jays

Jhonny Peralta Supplies All the Offence with Two Home Runs and Four RBI’s After dropping the first two games of the series the Detroit Tigers bounced back to avoid being swept and snapped the Toronto Blue Jays' three-game win streak. On the strength of Doug Fister's efficient eight innings on the mound and Jhonny Peralta's two home runs and four RBI's, the Tigers (54-38) ended its three game losing skid with a 4-1 road victory in front of 35,975 fans at Rogers Centre. Toronto (51-50) opened the scoring in the first inning when Rajai Davis scored from third base on a ground ball by Colby Rasmus. The Tigers stormed ahead in the second inning when Blue Jays starting pitcher Brett Cecil let two runners get on before Peralta hit a long fly ball... Read more

Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors podcast

500 Level Podcasts, Wednesday, March 14th 2012

Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors podcast

500 Level Podcast Welcome to the 500 Level. Opinions, news and views on Toronto sports from the Upper Deck. Leafs, Raptors, Jays, Argos, TFC - nothing is off limits. It's good to be a fan! Your hosts Aman Dhanoa and Ben Trattner. March 14, 2012 Welcome to another edition of the 500 Level Podcast. This week Aman and Ben "Welcome Back" Patrice to the podcast. He has shared his thoughts and views on sports as a guest in the past and helps us start off our opening topic - the Leafs. The Buds have nearly completed an epic collapse, going from a playoff spot towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference, and we discuss all that is ailing the team. Then the topic switches to the Blue Jays and it's pitching situation. From there... Read more

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The Relationship Between Race, Ethnicity and the Housing Market Recovery

Columns, Friday, April 17th 2015

The Relationship Between Race, Ethnicity and the Housing Market Recovery

{ads1}Even though the American housing market valuations have improved since the Great Recession, the improvements have not been evenly distributed, particularly when one looks at the data based on ethnic and racial background.   According to the Federal Reserve's triennial 2014 Survey of Consumer Finances, the percentage of American families owning a primary residence dropped from 67.3 percent to 65.2 percent between 2010 and 2013, continuing a trend that has been in place since 2004 when the homeownership rate was 69.1 percent.  Over the three year period, the median and mean value of primary residences fell in real terms (inflation adjusted) by 7 percent and 6 percent respectively; this decline is particularly surprising given the widespread perception that housing prices took off between 2010 and 2013 in nominal terms.     Now, let's look at a study by... Read more

Lennie Gallant’s moving tribute to Veterans – Wounded

Fallen Heroes, Friday, November 8th 2013

Lennie Gallant’s moving tribute to Veterans – Wounded

PEI singer songwriter’s moving tribute to the returning soldiers from Afghanistan was inspired by a trip to entertain the troops in the field of battle Lennie Gallant singing “Wounded” at Harmony House, Hunter River PEI Lennie Gallant was moved by the courage and the danger our troops faced when visited Afghanistan on a troop entertainment tour. He also came face to face with the men and women who return from Afghanistan with visual and hidden wounds from war. That experience affected Lennie deeply as he came to realize it a small way the men and women suffer when then come home to Canada. In honor of these veterans with disabilities, Gallant along with J.T. Harding wrote Wounded. Some of their wounds are obvious but some are deeper inside. Gallant captures the real lives of our veterans... Read more

Rdio Becomes an Official Music Sponsor of the 2015 JUNO Awards

Press Releases, Wednesday, March 11th 2015

Rdio to Celebrate the Best in Canadian Music by Offering Curated Playlists and Custom Stations SAN FRANCISCO, CA– March 10, 2015 –– Today, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts Sciences (CARAS) and Rdio (www.rdio.com) one of the world’s largest licensed music services, announced that it is an Official Music Sponsor of the 2015 JUNO Awards, celebrating the best in Canadian music. Rdio will be providing listeners with a rich content hub of curated stations and playlists to accompany this year’s JUNO Award nominees and winners. Additionally, some of Canada’s top artists such as Hedley (Dave Rosin), LIGHTS, Sam Roberts and Dallas Green of You+Me will be providing playlists specially curated for Rdio. Rdio is also fully integrated into the official 2015 JUNO Awards App music experience. iOS and Android users who download... Read more

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Preview: Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands

Art & Culture, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Preview: Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands

I don’t know about you, but Danny Elfman’s score from Tim Burton’s dark 90s fairytale Edward Scissorhandssends goosebumps down my spine. So when we heard about Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures turning the story into a ballet, we couldn’t wait for it to tour to the North West – and here it is! The Guardian have already called the show “enchanting and raptly emotional” so we were first in line when it came to bagging a pair of tickets for the opening night. Edward Scissorhands tells the bittersweet tale of a boy created by a lonely inventor who dies leaving Edward alone and unfinished. Left with only scissors for hands, he must find his place in a strange suburban world where the well-meaning and stifling community struggle to see past his appearance to the innocence and gentleness within... Read more

IndyCar season kicks off with aero kit drama

Automotive, Monday, March 30th 2015

IndyCar season kicks off with aero kit drama

Juan Pablo Montoya takes the win at the 2015 IndyCar season opener this past weekend during the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida. He was followed closely by fellow Team Penske driver Will Power and NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing driver Tony Kanaan. This season opener will go down in IndyCar history as the competition debut of the all-new aerodynamic bodywork from Honda and Chevrolet for the Dallara DW12 cars and it turned out to be a race of debris. The intricate aero kits supplied by the two engine manufacturers had a trial by fire as the race got underway and nearly any car-to-car contact resulted in broken bits of bodywork strewn across the track. In testing and in practice laps the new aero work proved to be immensely effective. Promising as... Read more

Fadi Zaghmout’s ‘Paradise on Earth': Family Dynamics in Futuristic Jordan

Books, Thursday, April 16th 2015

Fadi Zaghmout’s ‘Paradise on Earth': Family Dynamics in Futuristic Jordan

Fadi Zaghmout’s second novel, Paradise on Earth, takes readers eighty-odd years into the future, imagining a Jordan where we have control over the aging process: By Jona Fras Fadi Zaghmout’s Paradise on Earth (Janna ‘ala l-ard; Dar al-Adab, 2014) has been labeled a “science fiction” novel — although a more precise description might be “speculative fiction with futuristic elements.” It is the Jordanian writer’s second novel, following The Bride of Amman (2012), to be published in English translation by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp later this year. Like Bride, Janna explores interpersonal relationships and the issues individuals face when their desires and ideals clash with societal norms — but this time, with a futuristic twist: The novel’s central premise is a form of medicine that can reverse human aging, and in effect grant eternal life. Janna is set in Amman,... Read more

Hungama Festival Rocks Mississauga

Community, Thursday, June 26th 2014

Hungama Festival Rocks Mississauga

For the first time, P&G was a proud sponsor at the annual Hungama music festival held at Celebration Square in Mississauga. Under the hot sun, men and women looking to freshen up lined up at the refresh station to cool down. Men picked up Old Spice body sprays to keep them odour-free while ladies sampled the latest in beauty care from Olay and Secret. As the day progressed, the Duracell Powercheck Scream Meter lit up the night stage and measured the crowd’s cheers, triggering a free t-shirt toss. Over at the food stations, parents managed to keep themselves and the kids clean while sampling the exotic tastes of South Asian cuisines with no quit Bounty Paper Towels. Attendees walked away with free product samples and coupons to take home. Read more

I’m a 62-Year-Old Man and I’m Invisible

Daily Life, Monday, April 13th 2015

I’m a 62-Year-Old Man and I’m Invisible

Recently I ran across a number of articles about the issue of being a woman over 50 and being invisible in today’s society. What struck me as odd about this was that when I reflected on my own situation, I had to admit that I am, by their definition, invisible. When I walk down the street, people don’t look at me once, never mind twice. I’ve had people offering me senior discounts for years. (Five bucks less at the movies. Woo-hoo!) Being a man, I don’t get catcalled, but heck, I’ve walked around gay sections of the city and couldn’t get picked up if my life depended on it. I’m not your typically handsome male. George Clooney is getting no competition from me. I’m not young and the heartthrob Ryan Gosling... Read more

Korean Women Aren't Messing Around With Their Contouring

Fashion, Friday, April 17th 2015

Korean Women Aren't Messing Around With Their Contouring

Whenever I have visitors from abroad, I warn them: “Don’t be shocked if anyone tells you that you have a small face. It is the lodestone of compliments in Korea, so own it.” To put it in perspective, having a small face is as enviable a quality as having legs for days or amazing brows. This may seem like a bizarre aspiration to some, but the trend isn’t so much about having an impossibly small head as it is about retaining a youthful appearance. As we age, faces bloat and bits start to wobble. This may not be the apex of beauty in any society, but the desire for a small baby face is especially pronounced in Korea where eyes tend to be smaller, thereby creating the illusion of a much bigger... Read more

Celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day With A BLT!

Food, Thursday, April 16th 2015

Celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day With A BLT!

Photographed by Danny Kim. BLT Eggs Benedict with Light Hollandaise Sauce Makes 2 servings Ingredients 2 extra-large egg yolks plus 4 extra-large eggs 2 tsp white vinegar 2 whole-wheat English muffins 4 thin slices Canadian bacon 4 thick tomato slices Arugula, as needed 1 tbsp chopped chives (optional) Salt and pepper Hollandaise 1/4 cup no-fat Greek yogurt 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tbsp water 1 tsp mustard 1 tbsp butter, melted Salt and pepper Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 200°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place in oven. Fill a saucepan with a few inches of water (this bowl of boiling water will do double-duty as both a water bath and to poach the eggs in). 2. First, make the hollandaise sauce: In a heatproof medium bowl that can fit over the boiling water, add egg yolks, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, mayo, water, and mustard. Place bowl over the boiling water and constantly whisk the mixture until frothy and warm, about... Read more

Five Anti-Diet Tips To Stop The Yo-Yo Cycle

Health, Friday, April 10th 2015

Five Anti-Diet Tips To Stop The Yo-Yo Cycle

  The Anti-Diet Project is joining forces with the First Lady's #GimmeFive challenge! Watch this space for more posts and videos to help you live a happier, healthier life — starting right now. I'm not a big fan of "tips" when it comes to eating. A tip should be the helpful nugget of advice that helps point you in the direction you want to go. But, when it comes to diet, it's always something like "drink three glasses of ice water before lunch!" or "use baby utensils to eat dessert." That's the kind of advice that only makes you feel more stupid. (I know, because I've done them both.) That said, if you're stuck in the yo-yo cycle of dieting, it's hard to get out. It took me a lifetime to hit rock bottom, quit the habit,... Read more

Simple ways to save Energy and Money this Summer

Homes, Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Simple ways to save Energy and Money this Summer

{ads1}Energy Saver provides homeowners with tips for saving money and energy at home and on the road. By following just a few of the simple tips. 1. Set your air conditioner thermostat as high as comfortable – we recommend 78ºF or higher when you’re at home, and 85ºF when you’re gone. Keep inside air vents clear from furniture and other objects. 2. Have your central air conditioner tuned up and clean or replace filters monthly for more efficient operation. 3. Minimize indoor heat: run the dryer and dishwasher at night on hot days and let your dishes air dry. Avoid heat-generating incandescent lighting and use a microwave, toaster oven or outdoor grill instead of the oven. It's best to avoid the use of major appliances between 2 and 8 p.m. 4. Set your water... Read more

What Happened to Saving Money?

Naukri & Paisa, Wednesday, January 7th 2015

What Happened to Saving Money?

There is one aspect of the economy that receives relatively little coverage by the mainstream media.  Perhaps because it's not as "sexy" as its employment, GDP and housing data peers, personal savings data seems to make the financial pages only when it is part of a discussion about retirement.  In this posting, I'd like to take a look at what has happened to savings by American households over the long-term and since the end of the Great Recession.   Let's start by looking at the personal savings rate, the rate of savings as a percentage of disposable income, since 1959:   Other than the spike to 17 percent in 1975 and the trough to 3.8 percent in 1987, the personal savings rate spent most of the decades between 1960 and 1990 in a range between... Read more

Baltic Sea Mystery similar to Mystery of Everyman’s Way

Mysterious, Sunday, July 1st 2012

Baltic Sea Mystery similar to Mystery of Everyman’s Way

There was a strange object discovered in the summer of 2011 by a group of Swedish treasure hunters from an ocean explorer team from Sweden.  Quite recently, this Ocean X Team conducted a second expedition to the circle-shaped object in the Baltic Sea and found something they have never experienced before. First they thought it was just stone or a rock cliff, but after further observations the object appeared more as a huge mushroom, rising 3-4 meters/10-13 feet from the seabed, with rounded sides and rugged edges. The object had an egg shaped hole leading into it from the top, as an opening. On top of the object they also found strange stone circle formations, almost looking like small fireplaces. The stones were covered in something resembling soot. “During my 20-year... Read more

Set Your Alarm Before Sunrise on April 4th For The Total Eclipse of the…

Science, Thursday, April 2nd 2015

Set Your Alarm Before Sunrise on April 4th For The Total Eclipse of the Moon

It’s déjà vu all over again. For the third time in less than a year, sky watchers in the United States can see a total eclipse of the Moon The action begins at 3:16 AM Pacific Daylight Time on the morning of April 4th when the edge of the Moon first enters the amber core of Earth’s shadow. For the next hour and 45 minutes, Earth’s shadow will move across the lunar disk, ultimately swallowing the entire Moon at 4:58 AM PDT. East of the Mississippi River, the eclipse will be interrupted by sunrise. People can see only a partial eclipse. West of the Mississippi River, people can see the whole thing, including totality. “Totality” is when the Moon is fully inside Earth’s shadow. Some total eclipses last for more than an hour.  In... Read more

The Game-Changing Water Revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner

Technology, Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering. For the North American shale boom, the lack of water is suffocating. Amid this doom and gloom, a water revolution emerges, led by energy industry figures who realized the endless potential of tapping into new water sources and processing them with advanced desalination technology that, for the first time ever, is economically feasible. The water revolution is here, according to Stanley Weiner, CEO of STW Resources-a Texas-based company that has the exclusive North American license for Dutch-developed next generation Salttech desalination technology. In an interview with James Stafford Oilprice.com, Weiner discusses: • The new technology behind the water revolution • How communities in Texas... Read more

Spin 4 Kids Spin groove and move!

Teens, Sunday, March 8th 2015

Spin 4 Kids Spin groove and move!

With 2015 already here, there are many people in the world that might have made a new year’s resolution this year. The most common one always happens to be to become healthy and physically fit. It’s even been proven that the best way to achieve this goal is by getting a membership to a local gym. I embarked on my road to becoming healthier and physically fit when I first joined Goodlife Fitness back in September of 2013. Since then, I can completely and honestly say that I have not fully taken advantage of my membership. It’s time that I become more involved in my gym community through workout sessions as well as participate in events held by Goodlife.   One major event that occurs every year from Goodlife that’s presented by... Read more

Tibet Mantra Palace

Travel, Friday, April 3rd 2015

Tibet Mantra Palace

{ads1}Monk tending to the yak butter candles in the Secret Mantra Palace. Lhasa, Tibet, photograph by Dennis Jarvis (some rights reserved). Dennis used a Nikon Coolpix 8800 proving that great photographs don’t need expensive cameras but do take a great subject and care. Flickr Maps. Used versions of the Coolpix are available from Amazon.co.uk from £95.00. By Stephen Pate, NJN Network Read more

Early Monthly Segments #72 Three recent works from Forum Lenteng, Indonesia

What's On, Friday, April 17th 2015

“…Don’t you get attracted with the yellow rice, waving palm trees and the tranquilly standing mountain though clouds cover it? Don’t you hear the sound of the wind-blown shepherd‘s flute? Did you ever see the patient buffalo with its beautiful horns? All of that is singing in my heart. It is so unfortunate to describe it recklessly. I know Indonesi Read more

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Special Screening of film Margarita With a Straw hosted by Kalki Koechlin …

Masala, Friday, April 17th 2015

Special Screening of film Margarita With a Straw hosted by Kalki Koechlin

With the film releasing today, Kalki hosted the screening of her film Margarita With A Straw yesterday for her friends. {ads1}Present at the screening were Huma Qureshi, Vidya Balan, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Diya Mirza, Sahil Sangha, Sridevi & Boney Kapoor, Monali Thakur, R Balki and Gauri Shinde. The film has been getting rave reviews even before the release of the film. Everyone has been looking forward to the release of the film. Many had reached out to the makers to watch the film. Post the screening they gathered and spoke at length about the film. Read more

IF SOFIA VERGARA PUNCHED NICK LOEB, HE HAD IT COMING

Hollywood Gossip, Friday, April 17th 2015

IF SOFIA VERGARA PUNCHED NICK LOEB, HE HAD IT COMING

{ads1}Nick Loeb is fighting to keep some frozen embryos that he and his then-fiancee Sofia Vergara froze before they split up in 2013. In this ludicrous court battle he did some name-calling. He accused Sofia of pummeling him and insulting him in an abusive manner when they were together. HELLOOO! Sofia had PLENTY of reasons to “abuse” Nick while they were together! Two prostitutes told the Enquirer that Nick was a “sex addict” and when Sofia wasn’t around he had orgies in hotels with multiple call girls, lingerie, drugs, and sex toys! Sofia wanted the relationship to work, but finally gave up. Nick is obviously very jealous of her new fiancée Joe Manganiello, above.Photo: Instagram Click HERE to read more from Janet Charlton Read more

Movie Review Dharam Sankat Mein

Reviews, Thursday, April 9th 2015

First things first. Of late, there has been a new genre in Bollywood which has taken birth. It's called as 'practically religious' genre, under which the myths are broken and superstitions are shattered. Leading the pack are two films, viz., OMG: OH MY GOD! and PK. This week's release DHARAM SANKAT MEIN (which is a self confessed remake of the 2010's British comedy film THE INFIDEL) treads more or less on the similar genre, if not the same. Will this film too 'pray' its way to become a Box-Office hit or will it become a 'prey' to rejection, let's analyze. {ads1}The film starts off with the film's Hindu protagonist Dharampal Trivedi (Paresh Rawal) irritatingly waking up to the 'azaan' from the nearby mosque. Despite all this, he leads a happy and... Read more

Movie Preview Un - Freedom

Previews, Thursday, April 16th 2015

{ads1}Un - Freedom is an urgent contemporary thriller about a society torn apart by political, religious, and sexual turmoil. Shifting between New York and New Delhi, the film juxtaposes two powerful and unflinching stories about religious fundamentalism and intolerance, one of which follows a Muslim terrorist attempting to silence a liberal Muslim scholar, while the other is about a young woman who defies her devout father and escapes an arranged marriage because she is secretly embroiled in a taboo lesbian romance. In this searing portrait of the polarized world we live in, all four characters go to their absolute limit-and beyond-in their struggle to defend their deeply-held and conflicting viewpoints on freedom, faith, family and love. Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more Read more

MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney Solid Entertainment

Mainstream, Wednesday, April 15th 2015

MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney Solid Entertainment

MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney is the most exciting 60 minutes of music video in ages By Stephen Pate – Shout Factory just released A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney. It is without a doubt the most exciting 60 minutes of music video I have watched in ages.  The show builds on fans love for McCartney with enough variety and top performances to hold my interest and build to a strong climax. The Blu-ray is stunningly clear, the sound is dynamic and the performances build rock excitement one after another until the hair-raising finale of Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, tour band guitarists Rusty Anderson, and Brian Ray in a guitar duel on “The End”, the climactic medley from Abbey Road. After watching it once, I jumped up and said to my wife “You’ve... Read more

Music Review Ek Adhbut Dakshina Guru Dakshina

Music :: Filmi, Thursday, April 9th 2015

EXPECTATIONS There aren't many expectations from the music of Ek Adhbut Dakshina... Guru Dakshina. First and foremost the film's promo, despite interesting and different, hardly throws light on what it is all about. It is understandable if a film is offbeat but lack of idea about its true essence is what leads to confusion. Hence, one just plays on this soundtrack with no real expectation of what would eventually unfold. OVERALL The album does get a pleasant start with a soft romantic number 'Zara Zara' which has an old school charm to it. Somewhere one does get a hint of 'Mera Mann Kehne Laga' [Nautanki Saala] since the pace, styling and mood is on the same lines. With Shaan behind the mike, one does expect a silky outing and this is exactly what... Read more

Song of Lahore enters into Tribeca Film Festival 2015

Local South Asians, Thursday, March 5th 2015

Song of Lahore enters into Tribeca Film Festival 2015

A documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken “Song of Lahore”, on the acclaimed Sachal Studios has been selected for the World Documentary Feature Competition at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. “Song of Lahore” is a documentary which focuses on the music community of Lahore, which until the late 1970s, was world-renowned for its music and talent. {ads1}The only Pakistani entry from the 12 international documentaries selected for the prize. The documentary film is in contention for the following awards: Best Documentary Feature, Best New Documentary Director and Best Documentary Editing at the acclaimed film festival. This time the documentary is selected in 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival. The festival will take place from April 15 - 26, 2015 at locations throughout downtown Manhattan - New York. The documentary focuses on the... Read more

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What Happened to Inflation?

Economy, Friday, April 17th 2015

What Happened to Inflation?

As a rule of thumb, there is a relationship between the supply of money and prices but it is obviously not as simple as one might expect, particularly given the Federal Reserve's intervention in the so-called free market economy.   The quantity theory of money states that:                                           MV = PY   where M is the supply of money, V is the velocity of money circulation (i.e. how... Read more

Is Warren Buffett Wrong About Oil Stocks?

Markets, Thursday, April 2nd 2015

Is Warren Buffett Wrong About Oil Stocks?

Recently, Warren Buffett has made headlines by selling all of his shares in Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), the rest of his position in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), and reducing his stake in National Oilwell Varco. This has people wondering if the glory days of oil investing are over. Warren's opinion of oil investments carries a lot of weight, because over a 32 year period, Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway portfolio has generated an average annual return of 24 percent. His most famous investments are... Read more

Guitar Savings With B-Stock and eBay

Local Bazaar, Thursday, February 5th 2015

Guitar Savings With B-Stock and eBay

You can save money on guitars buying B-stock, used and on eBay. By Stephen Pate – You can save money buying B-stock guitars – guitars that have a minor finish problem or blemish. Generally B-stock means cosmetic not structural damage to the guitar. The guitar does not need a neck reset but has some smaller cosmetic issue. A guitar with structural damage would or should be repaired by the dealer before it is sold. Musicians Friend regularly lists off grade guitars along with the... Read more

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