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London Teen Arrested for Alleged Hacking CIA Chief

London Teen Arrested for Alleged Hacking CIA Chief

England, Saturday, February 13th 2016

British authorities have reportedly arrested a 16-year-old boy on criminal charges related to the alleged hacking of email accounts used by CIA director John Brennan and other U.S. officials. According... Read more

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More than 20,000 Returnees From Neighbouring Countries Arrived Jonglei

Africa, Friday, February 12th 2016

More than 20,000 Returnees From Neighbouring Countries Arrived Jonglei

More than 20,000 returnees and internally displaced persons this week arrived Wernyol, a village located in Twic East County to settle in their original homes.   Returnees arriving in Bor, Jonglei State. [Gurtong File] By Jacob Achiek BOR, 12 February, 2016 [Gurtong] – The Commissioner of Twic County Dau Akoi Jurkuch said that the humanitarian situation of the IDPs and returnees is worrying as they have no shelter and are sleeping under trees. {ads1}He further said that they are arriving from Uganda, Kenya and some from Greater Equatoria region where they had run to during the violence that erupted in South Sudan to seek for refuge. “The situation is bad. And we have appealed to the NGOs to intervene,” said Dau Akoi. Akoi said that some humanitarian agencies have already assessed the situation in order to respond... Read more

The Death Penalty in the United States 2015 Edition

America, Friday, February 12th 2016

The Death Penalty in the United States 2015 Edition

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) is a non-profit organization that provides the public with information on the death penalty in the United States.  It releases an annual report on capital punishment which gives us a look at the latest statistics on a state-by-state and national level.  Here is a summary of DPIC's 2015 Annual Report.   Here is a graph which shows the number of executions in the United States on an annual basis since 1976:     The 28 executions that took place in 2015 is the lowest number of executions since 1991, well down from the peak of 98 which was seen back in 1999.  This was the first time in 24 years that fewer than 30 executions took place in the United States and the number of states (six) that executed death... Read more

Russia Cries Dyadya (Uncle), Is Saudi Arabia Listening?

Asia, Thursday, February 4th 2016

Russia Cries Dyadya (Uncle), Is Saudi Arabia Listening?

In recent days, signs of a possible breakthrough in the year-long stand-off between Russia and Saudi Arabia on crude production strategy have emerged. Saudi Arabia, OPEC's dominant member, has long insisted OPEC (read Saudi Arabia) would not reduce output to balance supply and demand absent corresponding cuts from non-OPEC members (read Russia), while Russia has consistently insisted harsh climactic conditions prevent Russian producers from reducing output and in any case Russia insists it could withstand low prices as well as any other country. January 27, however, Russia announced, in a roundabout way, its willingness to cut. According to Bloomberg, the Russian Energy Ministry issued a statement that "Energy Minister Alexander Novak and the heads of Russia's biggest oil companies discussed the possibility of working with OPEC." The article also reported that... Read more

HMAS Melbourne sails home from successful deployment

Australia, Thursday, February 11th 2016

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne is returning home to Australia after completing more than 50 boarding operations and seizing almost a tonne of heroin during a Middle Eastern deployment. The guided missile frigate handed over maritime security responsibilities to sister ship, HMAS Darwin, after five months of operations in support of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and more than six months away from home. Commander Bill Waters, Commanding Officer of Melbourne, commended the ship’s company of 223 officers and sailors for their commitment and efforts that ensured a successful deployment. {ads1}“During the five months on operations we confiscated and destroyed 977 kilograms of high grade heroin seized from five different vessels suspected of smuggling illegal narcotics,” he said. “To put it in perspective, these drugs weighed almost as a much as a small car... Read more

Toronto Police Arrests Suspect in Chinatown’s Double Homicide

Canada, Friday, February 12th 2016

Toronto Police Arrests Suspect in Chinatown’s Double Homicide

Toronto Police has confirmed to have arrested a 25-year-old suspect in connection to the fatal Chinatown shooting that claimed the lives of 26-year-old David Eminess and 29-year-old two weeks ago. Both victims were fatally shot outside New Ho King Restaurant at Spadina Avenue and Nassau Street around 3 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31. According to the police, even though the shooting was targeted it cannot be tied to any gang activity. Whereas, investigators have revealed that both victims were involved in an altercation with the suspect just prior to the shooting which also injured three others. Police arrested the suspect, identified as Kyle Sparks-Mackinnon, on Thursday and he is now facing charging including two counts of second degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. {ads1}Earlier this week, police released CCTV images of several persons... Read more

London Teen Arrested for Alleged Hacking CIA Chief

England, Saturday, February 13th 2016

London Teen Arrested for Alleged Hacking CIA Chief

British authorities have reportedly arrested a 16-year-old boy on criminal charges related to the alleged hacking of email accounts used by CIA director John Brennan and other U.S. officials. According to a spokesperson for Britain's Thames Valley Police, an arrest was carried out by the regional organised crime squad in England's East Midlands on "suspicion of conspiracy to commit unauthorised access to computer material" and related offences. However, the police statement issued on Tuesday failed to identify the youth in question as it confirmed the suspect has been released on bail until June 6. Moreover, the police statement refrained from identifying the targets of any of the arrested youth's alleged hack attacks. However, sources have confirmed that the arrested hacker is believed to be involved in attempted hacking of Brennan's private... Read more

Why This Princess Is Back On Trial In Spain

Europe, Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Why This Princess Is Back On Trial In Spain

Photo: Antony Jones/Julian Parker/Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/ Getty Images.   Update: Infanta Cristina returned to court Tuesday, after losing a bid to get her case thrown out. Her attorneys argued unsuccessfully that she should face a tax evasion fine, not criminal charges, The Associated Press reports.The princess is expected to testify during the trial, which is scheduled to run through February 26. This story was originally published on January 11, 2016. It was a tale seemingly made for the modern-day storybook — a popular princess falls in love with a professional athlete at the Olympics. A lavish wedding follows. But this real-life fairytale romance could end with the couple behind bars. {ads1}Infanta Cristina, the sister of the current King of Spain, and husband Iñaki Urdangarin head to trial this week, accused in a massive corruption and... Read more

Why India's "Untouchable" Women Are The Targets Of Rape & How They Are Fighting…

India, Friday, October 16th 2015

Why India's "Untouchable" Women Are The Targets Of Rape & How They Are Fighting Back

Photo: Courtesy of Manisha Mashaal.   Manisha Mashaal (second from right) protests with other Dalit to end sexual violence in India. Dalit women struggle to raise awareness about caste-based sexual violence.   {ads1}Manisha Mashaal was 5 years old when her schoolteacher first called her an “untouchable” in front of the rest of her class. “That’s when I found out why my family’s house was so close to the trash dumpsite of the village, and why it was so separated from houses of the dominant castes,” Mashaal said. India is home to more than 100 million Dalit women, according to the 2011 national census. The Dalit, sometimes referred to as "untouchables," have long been considered the lowest rung of the Indian caste system, despite the fact that India's 1950 constitution ostensibly abolished untouchability. Mashaal, now 27, said she... Read more

The Islamic State Dabiq Issue 13

Middle East, Tuesday, January 26th 2016

The Islamic State Dabiq Issue 13

ISIS has just released the latest issue (Number 13) of its glossy online magazine, Dabiq and, in this posting, I want to take a look at a few interesting items.    Issue 13 opens with an acknowledgement of the martyrdom of Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, in San Bernardino, California.  Here's what it says:   "As the American-led crusaders continue waging war against the Khilāfah (the Caliphate), more and more Muslims continue demonstrating their willingness to sacrifice everything precious to them for the sake of fullling their duty to Allah. While many continue to do so by undertaking hijrah to the Islamic State, others do so by defiantly terrorizing the crusaders in their very strongholds. Such was the case on the 20th of Safar when Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife... Read more

Netizens spend a fun Sunday around Lahore with Careem

Pakistan, Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Careem Hosts a Scavanger Hunt in Lahore Careem, the new addition to the online car service facility in Pakistan organized a scavenger hunt in Lahore. Careem is basically an app based car service provider which facilitates the customers at their fingertips. Careem is currently operating in two major cities in Pakistan, one is Lahore and the other one is Karachi and soon they will be spreading out to other cities as well. Careem app is available on both, Google Play Store for Android Users and Apple Store for iOS users. Besides booking through Careem app, customers can also book their rides through their call center service. So it’s really manageable at times when you don’t have access to internet. Careem provides its customers to book their ride at their convenient time, like a person can book the ride just right now or at some later time as well. Booking the... Read more

Direct Flights from Panama to Mexico for U.S.-bound Cubans

South America, Friday, February 12th 2016

Cubans stranded in Panama have started to buy plane tickets for direct flights from Panama to Mexico, where they will continue on to the U.S. border. About 1,300 Cubans were stranded at Panama's northern border with Costa Rica, after Costa Rica stopped granting temporary transit visas in December to Cubans passing through on their way to the United States. Costa Rica acted because Nicaragua, to its north, closed its border to U.S.-bound Cubans. {ads1}The islanders in Panama will be able to take direct flights to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas. They then present themselves to U.S. border inspectors and are admitted under the terms of the Cuban Adjustment Act and its "wet foot, dry foot" policy. The migrants will have to pay for the flights, which will... Read more

Hindus upset at parading of Hindu gods at Mardi Gras related New Orleans event…

South Asians Abroad, Wednesday, February 10th 2016

Hindus are upset over reported parading of Hindu deities at a Lundi Gras parade associated with Mardi Gras celebrations on February eight evening in uptown New Orleans, calling it highly inappropriate. According to reports, Krewe of Proteus presented the “The Hindu Heavens” themed parade which featured various Hindu deities; including Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Krishna, Lakshmi, Ganesha, Saraswati, Hanuman and Kali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Hindu deities were highly revered in Hinduism and were meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be trivialized in carnival type parades. Inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts for entertainment and other agendas was not okay as it hurt the devotees. {ads1}What was the purpose of unnecessarily dragging Hindu gods, whom Hindus venerated and... Read more

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2015 Indo Ontario Ball Hockey Championships Recap

Hockey, Monday, June 22nd 2015

2015 Indo Ontario Ball Hockey Championships Recap

The largest South Asian ball hockey tournament in the western hemisphere ended on Sunday.  The 6th annual Indo-Ontario Cup 2015 Ball Hockey Championship was another success.  We had 30 teams play in over 5 divisions with 650 athletes participate in the tournament this year.  We crowned 5 new champions this year.  Brampton represented the city product by bringing home 4 out of 5 championships.  Here is a recap of all the winners from this weekend.   Division 2015 Indo Ontario Champions Atom (2004 & Under) Brampton Strikers Midget (2000-2003) Malton Mavericks Juniors (1996-1999) Sandalwood Sabres Men’s Pool B Brampton Bruins Men’s Pool A Brampton Jantha Hockey Club Congratulations to all of the champion’s and the teams that participated in this year’s tournament.  The success of this tournament is driven by your continued support and participation.  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

Who will win the Australian Open?

Other Sports, Monday, January 11th 2016

The Australian Open gets underway next week and each of the world’s top players will be competing to win the first major tournament of 2016. Last year, Novak Djokovic was crowned as the champion and the Serbian will be one of the leading candidates to repeat his success. In fact, the world number one has won this event five times – an extraordinary feat. However, both Andy Murray and Roger Federer will be keen to stop Djokovic and prevent him from having the opportunity to win all four Grand Slam titles in 2016. Heading into the tournament, Djokovic is the overwhelming market leader. In fact, many tipping websites – including Bookies – have suggested that the Serbian may well be the man to beat at the Melbourne event. The Serbian was phenomenal throughout... Read more

Inaugural Golden Oldies Football Festival Adelaide 2016

Soccer, Saturday, June 6th 2015

Vintage Sport and Leisure Limited (VSL), owners and operators of the international Golden Oldies Sporting Festivals concept, today announced that the inaugural Golden Oldies World Football Festival will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, in October 2016. Peter McDermott Managing Director of VSL stated, “We are inviting the world to assemble for the beautiful game to be held in Adelaide,, Australia 2016”. We are excited to add Football (Soccer) as the latest addition to VSL’s stable of events that include rugby, cricket, netball, hockey, softball and golf, said McDermott. {ads1}The Golden Oldies Motto is “Let Your Love of the Game Take You Places” and to date over 37 cities worldwide have hosted Golden Oldies Festivals since the inception of Golden Oldies in 1979.   Festivals take place every two years in exciting destinations around... 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 TPP and the Rape of Our Sovereignty

Columns, Monday, February 8th 2016

With world leaders lining up to sign onto the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the latest and greatest international trade deal, one protestor in New Zealand caught a national politician by surprise as you can see on this video:   Steven Joyce, New Zealand's Economic Development Minister, took one on the chin for the team because Prime Minister John Key had other plans.   I wonder if that dildo will be cheaper for consumers once the TPP is ratified?   Click HERE to read more of Glen Asher's columns 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

Smelling gas could save your life

Press Releases, Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Smelling gas could save your life

The smell of rotten eggs is added to natural gas to alert the public of a potential gas leak, yet according to an Ipsos Reid survey conducted by Enbridge Gas Distribution (Enbridge), only 33 per cent of respondents can accurately describe what natural gas smells like. This is why the company has launched its “Smell Gas? Act Fast!” public awareness campaign to help educate people on natural gas, what it smells like, and what to do if you smell it.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7q3shmBC-o Enbridge believes education is important to improve public safety, especially when it comes to identifying and reporting natural gas leaks. In cases where a gas line has been damaged, people may not recognize or may ignore the smell, especially if the damage is not obvious. In these cases, a gas leak could... Read more

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US Tour of Palestinian Play ‘The Seige’ Cancelled

Art & Culture, Friday, February 12th 2016

US Tour of Palestinian Play ‘The Seige’ Cancelled

The Jenin Freedom Theatre announced that it will no longer bring The Seige to the US this May. The “US Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre” stated online: It is with deep regret that we announce that the Public Theater has decided not to proceed with the plans to showcase The Freedom Theatre’s The Siege in May, 2016. Regardless of the difficulties, we intend to present this play to the US public. We are disappointed, but we are working to find another comparable venue for the play in the fall of 2017. According to Mondoweiss, pressure was put on the board of The Public Theatre, which was to stage the work. {ads1}The Seige is set in Bethlehem in April 2002 and foregrounds armed struggle: April 2002. Spring in Bethlehem. A group of armed men seek sanctuary in one of the world’s holiest sites as... Read more

What not to miss at the auto show in Toronto

Automotive, Friday, February 12th 2016

What not to miss at the auto show in Toronto

The 2016 Canadian International Auto Show kicks off today. Here are some of our favourite not-to-miss vehicles at the show. 2017 Cadillac CT6 This new luxury flagship sedan from Cadillac boasts innovative engineering and beautiful craftsmanship. With an advanced chassis, 4-wheel steering and an available 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine, Cadillac says it sets a new standard for luxury performance vehicles. 2017 Honda Ridgeline Honda’s pickup truck has received a well-deserved makeover for 2017, with the second generation acquiring more of a truck look as well as more cargo and bed space. The 2017 Ridgeline will be equipped with the fuel-efficient 3.5-litre V6 shared with the company’s very popular Pilot SUV. 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Based on the best-selling 2016 Cruze sedan, the new 5-door hatchback adds functionality and a sporty choice for new and returning customers.... Read more

Why You Should Know Moroccan Author of Cult Classic L’hôpital

Books, Thursday, February 11th 2016

Why You Should Know Moroccan Author of Cult Classic L’hôpital

Today in NYC, poet and Dar al-Ma’mûn co-director Omar Berrada will give a talk about Ahmed Bouanani (1938-2011), author behind the cult classic L’hôpital and groundbreaking film Mirage. Despite his acclaim, much of the polymath author-artist’s work is only now being organized for publication: {ads1}In Bouanani’s lifetime, Berrada said in an email interview this week, he published four books: three poetry collections and the novella L’hôpital (1980). Also interested in film, Bouanini released one feature film, Mirage, and four shorts. Yet this is only the tip of the artist-author’s ouevre. What he left behind “is not a collection of notebooks,” Berrada said, “but several dozen *finished* manuscripts (i.e. written, re-written, proofread, sometimes typed, dated, etc.).” These were not just prose or poetry, but a wide array of genres: poetry, fiction, plays, film scripts, essays, history books, as well as drawings and graphic novels. As to why Bouanani... Read more

Thousands of pounds of food donated to Utah’s homeless by The Sikh Temple of…

Community, Wednesday, October 21st 2015

{ads1}Salt Lake City, Utah, October 15 – 19, 2015:  During this week’s interfaith conference, the local Sikh community joined together to accomplish something great: in addition to feeding up to 10,000 of the conference’s attendees for free, they donated thousands of pounds of leftover food to local homeless shelters. “Sewa, service to the community is essential to Sikh life and food is a big part of that,” said Dr. Manohar Singh Grewal, former president of the World Sikh Organization, chairperson of World Sikh Council until 2011 and host of the langar. “For a Sikh it is both a privilege and a duty to provide langar in the gurdwara (place of worship) for the entire congregation after weekly worship. The langar is part of our worship, a fundamental aspect of Sikh life,... Read more

GILLETTE launches new FUSION PROSHIELD™ with LUBRICATION

Daily Life, Monday, February 8th 2016

GILLETTE launches new FUSION PROSHIELD™ with LUBRICATION

GILLETTE launches new FUSION PROSHIELD™ with LUBRICATION BEFORE AND AFTER THE BLADES to shield against irritation Study shows most guys who shave take about 170 strokes with their razor which causes irritation. For ultimate closeness and comfort, Gillette has changed its blade cartridges so guys don’t have to change the way they shave. February 2016: According to recent studies, most guys take about 170 strokes every time they shave, and 120 of them are re-strokes over the same area of the face after the initial strokes have wiped away most of the protective shave gel.  Despite all of the advances in blade technology, many guys still experience some irritation, largely due to these re-strokes.  Instead of expecting guys to change how they shave, Gillette® has made its best cartridge even better to shield guys... Read more

Best Products of 2015

Fashion, Monday, February 8th 2016

Best Products of 2015

With each passing year, we move forward with a bundle of bittersweet memories. 2015 has been the best so far as I managed to engage myself in so many mundane activities; I am a very private person, and I spend a lot of time in reading books that are written by British authors. I mainly focus on British English, because I want my content to be impeccable. Books have played a massive role in my life; I firmly believe that they make you a better person. Before proceeding any further, I would like to mention a few facts about myself - I usually refrain from making any new friends for no particular reason. All of my family members often urge me to embrace new things, but I recoil from all... Read more

This Could Be What's Causing Your Gluten Sensitivity

Food, Tuesday, December 15th 2015

This Could Be What's Causing Your Gluten Sensitivity

Photographed by Rockie Nolan.   Whether you're a gluten-free-bagel fan or you think it's all just a fad, gluten sensitivity (without celiac disease) is still controversial. However, a recent small study may help clear up some of that confusion: Researchers have identified the way one protein may change the way our guts react to certain foods, reports NPR. {ads1}For the study, presented in October at the annual United European Gastroenterology Week, researchers measured 72 participants' levels of a protein called zonulin. Of those participants, 27 had non-celiac gluten sensitivity, 15 had celiac disease, 15 had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and another 15 were healthy volunteers. The researchers found that those with celiac had the highest levels of zonulin in their blood, followed closely by participants with non-celiac gluten sensitivity, those with IBS, and then... Read more

This One-Page Form Could Threaten Access To Birth Control in America

Health, Tuesday, January 26th 2016

This One-Page Form Could Threaten Access To Birth Control in America

  Brigitte Amiri is a senior staff attorney for the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. The Supreme Court is taking up a new case about contraception coverage. We’ll soon find out whether the highest court in the land believes that filling out a form to opt out of paying for contraception coverage is a substantial burden on an employer's religious beliefs. If they do, many women could be left out in the cold when it comes to contraception coverage. So, what do you need to know? 1. Let's back up and talk about Hobby Lobby. Chances are you heard about the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case decided in 2014. This was the case in which the owners of the craft store giant challenged the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that health insurance must cover contraception without... Read more

Ikea Exec Says We've Hit "Peak" Home Furnishings

Homes, Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Ikea Exec Says We've Hit "Peak" Home Furnishings

  Ros Drinkwater/REX Shutterstock   Have we hit peak home furnishings? Steve Howard, Ikea’s head of sustainability, thinks so.   “If we look on a global basis, in the West we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil,” Howard said at The Guardian’s Sustainable Business debate. “I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff…peak home furnishings.” What he means by that is that Western consumers have reached their peak levels for buying furnishings; it’s only downhill from here.   {ads1}Ikea plans to double its sales by 2020, according to The Guardian, but Howard doesn’t think his comments detract from that goal. Instead, he wants the company to create an environmentally friendly model that allows customers to recycle goods instead of tossing them. “We will be increasingly building a circular Ikea where you can... Read more

The Designer Who Sometimes Eats Her Feelings About Work

Naukri & Paisa, Monday, January 18th 2016

The Designer Who Sometimes Eats Her Feelings About Work

Welcome to Money Diaries, inspired by New York Magazine's Sex Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. Eeach week, we'll take a look into how millennial women spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last cent. The first step to getting your financial life in order is tracking what you spend — to try on your own, check out our guide to managing your money every day. First up, a designer who eats her feelings — and goes on back-to-back dates.    Illustrated by Abbie Winters. Industry: Creative Location: Lives in Brooklyn; works in Midtown Salary: $65,000 Age: 27 Monthly Expenses: Loan Payments: $185.61 Rent, utilities, and internet: $1,373.89 $10.40 gym (monthly — I wish I could say I actually go regularly, but I don't) $40.76 for gym annual... 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

The Offsetting Impact of Solar Activity on Global Climate Change

Science, Tuesday, November 10th 2015

The Offsetting Impact of Solar Activity on Global Climate Change

{ads1}A very interesting paper by Sarah Ineson et al entitled "Regional climate impacts of a possible future grand solar minimum" looks at the impact of a decline in solar activity on global warming related to anthropogenic factors (man-made factors i.e. global warming as a result of man's activities).   Let's start by looking at the concept of solar activity which is generally measured using sunspots.  Sunspots are regions on the solar surface that appear dark because they are somewhat cooler than the solar surface with temperatures measuring about 4000 degrees Kelvin compared to 5700 degrees Kelvin like the sun's photosphere.  They have diameters up to 50000 kilometres and are sometimes visible to the naked eye.  Their persistence is quite variable, ranging from hours to months.  They were first observed by Chinese astronomers in 800... Read more

Sharing in Edge Windows 10 Does Not Work

Technology, Friday, February 12th 2016

Sharing in Edge Windows 10 Does Not Work

Two years later Microsoft has not fixed the simple task of social media sharing By Stephen Pate – After years of development, Microsoft still has not corrected the bug in the browser that allows you to share pages on Twitter. When I tried to tweet a story on the Ghomeshi sex assault trial from Canadaland, the browser picked up the link without shortening it but did not get the featured image or the headline. {ads1}When I share a link on an iPad or Galaxy tablet, it creates a concise and illustrated tweet. I noticed this problem with Windows 8 back in 2013 and spent hours with Microsoft support explaining and illustrating the problem. I really had to question my sanity for reporting the bug since the Microsoft Support staff wasted so much time. At one point, a... Read more

Gracie's mystical messenger rope week 20

Teens, Friday, February 12th 2016

Gracie's mystical messenger rope week 20

By Author: Khadi Madama From the Mystical Messenger Rope: Gracie's Pink Messages for Girls Who Feel Blue. Featuring the illustrations of artist Fatima Khermane- Fifi-Kawaii. https://www.fiverr.com/fifikawaii Follow Gracie and her Amazing Adventures on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Gracies-Amazing-Adventures-in-YogaLand-216303188430696/timeline/?ref=hl  www.yourstrulyprandmedia.com Read more

Kahnawake Still One of the Biggest Casino Licensing Jurisdictions in the World

Travel, Monday, January 4th 2016

Kahnawake Still One of the Biggest Casino Licensing Jurisdictions in the World

Kahnawake is an Indian (Mohawk) Canadian reservation in Quebec, Canada. The proper reading of the name is kahnawà:ke and means "place of the rapids", which is the name of an original Mohawk settlement in New York near the Mohawk river rapids. When the settlers moved to Canada they named their new settlement using their old name. The Kahnawake region is 48.05 square kilometres big, which is actually really small. It has a population of 8,000 citizens all of Indian heritage. It’s one of several Indian territories within the Canadian borders But, what makes this reservation so special is that it is one of the biggest casino licensing jurisdictions in the world. This jurisdiction is best known for licensing online casinos that serve online casino players from the USA, Canada, South Africa... Read more

Shift Your Gaze: The Power of Positive Thinking - Networking/Workshop

What's On, Friday, February 12th 2016

Networking Event & Mini Workshop by Mainspring Productions:To be truly effective, positive thinking is a process your body must habituate neurochemically; creating changes both mentally and physically in your brain.Train your brain to optimal optimism and join us for an interactive workshop and networking event! Read more

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Atul Kasbekar to hold a Special Screening of Neerja at his college …

Masala, Friday, February 12th 2016

  Ace photographer Atul Kasbekar is someone most Bollywood celebrities have worked closely with. And now, he has turned producer with a biographical film Neerja directed by Ram Madhvani.  Atul is hoping to showcase this film, which is based on the life of Neerja Bhanot, at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, USA from where he graduated in 1988.    {ads1}He was his batch topper, and it is a proud moment for him to take his first full-length biographical film Neerja to the institute. He would also be the first Indian ex-student to do so.   Atul always recalls his days at the institute, and would be visiting it after a long time. He is very excited about the screening, and is looking forward to the response. When contacted, Atul says, “Brooks Institute formed the foundation... Read more

I'm Giving Up The Kardashians For Lent

Hollywood Gossip, Thursday, February 11th 2016

I'm Giving Up The Kardashians For Lent

Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com/REX Shutterstock.   Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. For 40 days, I must give up a vice or something that gives me pleasure. In the past, it's been caffeine, meat, or chocolate. This year, it's the Kardashians, the Jenners, and possibly even Kanye. Thanks for making that last one easy, Yeezy. {ads1}This sacrifice (cough) isn't as simple as stockpiling DVR'd episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians so I can watch them after Easter, or deleting the Kimoji app on my phone. As an entertainment writer, keeping up with the Kardashians and their crew is a job requirement, whether I like it or not. Not a day goes by that I don't check to see what Kim has tweeted, or whom Kylie is Snapchatting. I know... Read more

Movie Review Fitoor

Reviews, Friday, February 12th 2016

Many films in Bollywood have been made based on classic novels. This week's release FITOOR too falls in the same category. The film's makers went on record to say that FITOOR is based on Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations', the very novel that showcased forbidden love, betrayal and class struggles. With a starcast that boasts of the stunning Katrina Kaif and the hunky Aditya Roy Kapur, whether FITOOR lives upto the 'great expectations' or will it turn out to be a let-down, let's analyze. {ads1}FITOOR starts off with with the flashback that reflects the childhood of a young Kashmiri boy Noor Nizami and his 'blink-and-you-miss' tryst with a random stranger (Ajay Devgn), who turns out to be a certain Mirza Baig eventually. One of the days, when Noor accompanies his brother-in-law to... Read more

Movie Preview Kapoor and Sons

Previews, Thursday, February 11th 2016

Character Sketches Rahul Kapoor (Fawad Khan) Rahul, early thirties, is a young novelist, very successful and quickly on his way up; his first novel has been a bestseller. He seems to have his life together quite well, living in London, doing well, clearly a man capable of wearing many hats; he aims to finish his second book and start an architectural project in India. He is fit, always well dressed and very disciplined in his life. We never see him overtaken by his emotions. There is nothing unpredictable about Rahul. He is the favourite of his family, the 'perfect' son. Extremely pragmatic in the way he handles family feuds, and equally thoughtful and affectionate. When he arrives at his house in India, he is shocked to see his parents' marriage falling... Read more

Beyoncé Uses Super Bowl 50 To Announce The Formation World Tour

Mainstream, Monday, February 8th 2016

Beyoncé Uses Super Bowl 50 To Announce The Formation World Tour

Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images. Okay ladies, now let's get in formation. Formation to buy our tickets to The Formation World Tour, that is. Beyoncé dominated the field at the Super Bowl halftime show, performing her new song, "Formation," live for the first time — and when the show was over, she put on an even bigger show. Buying up a few precious seconds of Super Bowl ad time, she revealed The Formation World Tour. {ads1}The summer 2016 tour will take her to stadiums worldwide, with the first date coming on April 27. Dates will be divided between North America and Europe and run through mid-July, with the full list below.   Beyoncé broke the internet twice this weekend, it seems — her website went down the moment the commercial aired tonight. She's also giving fans... Read more

Music Review Rhythm

Music :: Filmi, Monday, February 8th 2016

EXPECTATIONS One isn't too sure of what to expect from the soundtrack of Rhythm. However, since the film is a musical and named quite appropriately as well, there are decent hopes of an engaging soundtrack in the offering. Adeel Chaudhry from Pakistan is the leading man in the film and he also contributes as a composer and singer. He is also joined by composers Suresh Peters & Salman Ahmed along with lyricists Sameer Anjaan, Salman Ahmad, Naveed Zafar and Jaqueline Kelly. MUSIC The moment Sunidhi Chauhan's voice is heard right at the beginning of 'Do You Wanna Dance With Me', you expect a touch of class in the song. A fusion track that brings in Western elements into play with bhangra elements into play, this one is actually a good start to the... 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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Negative Interest Rates Caught Between and Rock and a Hard Place …

Economy, Wednesday, February 10th 2016

Negative Interest Rates Caught Between and Rock and a Hard Place

Throughout the six year history of this blog, I have occasionally posted articles on negative interest rates, a monetary policy that seemed utterly far-fetched back in 2012 when I posted this item.  Even with interest rates showing this declining pattern over a thirty-five year period....     ...it seemed highly unlikely that negative interest rates would ever become a reality in the United States until Janet Yellen said this in November 2015:     Here's the key quote:   "If circumstances were to change, suppose economic outlook--which I don't expect--but... Read more

T. Boone Pickens On Obama Oil Tax: Dumbest Idea Ever

Markets, Friday, February 12th 2016

The Obama administration's proposed $10.25 per barrel oil tax adds up to approximately $32 billion a year, and critics are coming out of the woodwork in defense of both the oil industry and end users who would foot the bill for transportation system reforms-but it may be a moot point since the effort will simply be killed off by Congress. At the end of the day, this proposal is simply meant to start a discussion and possibly add to the Obama... Read more

Celebrate Diwali With Free Diyas From Brita®

Local Bazaar, Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Celebrate Diwali With Free Diyas From Brita®

This year, Brita is celebrating Diwali with you by including two handcrafted diyas in every limited-edition Brita Diwali pitchers. There is no better décor in Diwali other than dazzling diyas. Every diya included is unique and comes in over 80 different design themes. Furthermore, in recognition towards the South Asian community, and to celebrate Diwali, Brita was the presenting sponsor of the Festival of Lights. They gave away more than 4,000 diyas to visitors, as well as complimentary water refreshments to keep... Read more

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