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CBE Offers Support to Students after Bobsled Tragedy

CBE Offers Support to Students after Bobsled Tragedy

Canada, Monday, February 8th 2016

The staff of CBE held a meeting on Sunday night to grieve and prepare themselves for Monday morning in order to provide the best support possible to the returning students after the deaths... Read more

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UNDP Conducting 5-Day Training On Community Policing In Wau State. South Sudan …

Africa, Tuesday, February 9th 2016

UNDP Conducting 5-Day Training On Community Policing In Wau State. South Sudan

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is conducting a five-day strategic training program on community policing in Wau.   Sections of participants during the UNDP training on community policing [Photo| James Dimo] By James Deng Dimo WAU, 09 February 2016 [Gurtong] - Thirty members, 15 from the community and 15 others from the police are being trained on how to combat crimes occurring within the communities in the absence of the right police personnel. {ads1}The course objectives is to empower the police personnel and community members on concept of community oriented policing with a specific focus on establishing and making functional police community relations committees. It also aims to get practical experience on how to implement community policing activities across the State and to enhance capacity of police personnel and community members to improve coordination thereby... Read more

Hillary Clinton's Ongoing Adventure in Libya

America, Monday, February 8th 2016

Hillary Clinton's Ongoing Adventure in Libya

Remember this commentary on the late Muammar Qaddafi from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from October 2011?     While the glee that Hillary Clinton shows over a human being's death, even if it was Muammar Qaddafi, is rather disarming, what is even more concerning is what has happened to Libya since the Obama Administration's ill-advised moves to unseat Libya's leadership back in 2011.   {ads1}A recent briefing by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook gives us a sense of what could come to pass in Libya as the Pentagon attempts to cram the "ISIS genie" that it created in Iraq back into the bottle:   Q: I wanted to ask you about the possibility of the U.S. expanding its counter ISIL efforts into Libya. The chairman traveling in Europe this week said that it was fair to say... 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

Australian Air Force heads to Nevada for Exercise Red Flag

Australia, Wednesday, January 20th 2016

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed 14 aircraft and approximately 410 personnel to Exercise Red Flag 16-1 in the United States. Held at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada from January 19 until February 13, Exercise Red Flag 16-1 will involve 6 F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft from RAAF Base Amberley, 6 F/A-18 A/B Hornet aircraft from RAAF Base Tindal; a single AP-3C Orion from RAAF Base Edinburgh, and an E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C from RAAF Base Williamtown. It will also include a contingent of Air Battle Management element from No. 41 Wing, conducting surveillance and battlespace management of coalition forces inside the exercise area. {ads1}Officer Commanding No. 81 Wing and Exercise Director, Group Captain Phil Gordon, highlighted the importance of Exercise Red Flag for Air Force and its personnel. “Exercise Red Flag... Read more

CBE Offers Support to Students after Bobsled Tragedy

Canada, Monday, February 8th 2016

CBE Offers Support to Students after Bobsled Tragedy

The staff of CBE held a meeting on Sunday night to grieve and prepare themselves for Monday morning in order to provide the best support possible to the returning students after the deaths of Jordan and Evan Caldwell. The Caldwell twins were killed while attempting an after-hours joyride on the Canada Olympic Park bobsled track on early Saturday. CBE Area Director, Calvin Davies, mentioned that "I think it's really important when a devastating tragedy such as this occurs to realize there's a whole range of responses," adding that staff have been given scripts and potential responses to help the students deal with a range of emotions. However, Davies pointed out that "we know there's a tremendous strength and comfort that comes from a sense of community." Davies confirmed that schools will not be closed on... Read more

Poland to Cautiously Support Cameron's EU Renegotiation Plan

England, Saturday, February 6th 2016

Poland to Cautiously Support Cameron's EU Renegotiation Plan

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has garnered support for his EU renegotiation plan from his Polish counterpart on Friday as in the start of his tour to gather support for his proposal before the EU summit. In a press conference held in Warsaw, Mr. Cameron and his Polish counterpart, Beata Szydło, avoided referring to the controversial benefits for EU migrants in Britain probably because of the estimated 1.3m Poles living in the UK. In his second visit to Poland in two months, Cameron hinted of offering Poland military help in return for its support for a deal to keep Britain in the EU. Next on his tour, Cameron will see the Danish prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, in Copenhagen. During the press briefing in Warsaw, Szydło and Cameron did not take any questions from... 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

Costa Rica Arranges Direct Flights to Mexico for Stranded U.S.-Bound Cubans …

South America, Tuesday, February 9th 2016

On Friday, Costa Rica announced direct flights to Mexico will be available for Cuban migrants headed to the U.S. border. {ads1}In November 2015, approximately 8,000 Cuban migrants were stranded in Costa Rica after Nicaragua closed its southern border and refused to let the Cubans pass. According to the initial agreement between Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and the International Organization for Migration, the Cubans would be flown to El Salvador and bussed through Guatemala to Mexico. Once in Mexico, they would be free to make their way to the United States and take advantage of the Cuban Adjustment Act and the "wet foot, dry foot" policy which stems from it. This route was used by the first group of 180 Cubans on January 12; it was also used last week by... Read more

Europe’s largest Hindu temple plans to expand

South Asians Abroad, Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple of UK in Tividale village (England), claimed to be the “largest Hindu temple of its kind in Europe”, is planning to expand. In an application to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Temple has submitted plans for erecting a Chariot House to store a chariot (usually pulled by few dozen devotees during processions) and constructing a processional route for rath-yatra (chariot festival), which is pending consideration. According to reports, land for this Balaji Temple, spread in about 30 acre plot, was acquired in 1995. It claims to attract devotees/visitors from all over United Kingdom and is open 365 days a year. Various shrines in the temple are dedicated to Ganesh, Murugan, Venkateswara, Padmavathi, Hanuman, Shiva, Navagraha, Ayyapan and Shirdi Sai Baba.  {ads1}Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in... 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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Hassan Blasim’s First Play To Open in March 2016

Art & Culture, Thursday, December 17th 2015

Hassan Blasim’s First Play To Open in March 2016

Finland’s Theatre Telakka is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary with Iraqi short-story writer Hassan Blasim’s debut play: Although Blasim’s short story “The Nightmare of Carlos Fuentes” was adapted for the stage, “Digital Hats Game” is his first work written originally for the theatre. Blasim, who moved to Finland in 2004, is author of two acclaimed short-story collections, Madman of Freedom Square and The Iraqi Christ, both translated by Jonathan Wright. According to the Estonian Theatre Agency, the play will focus “on the life of activists who try to influence the ways of the world.” It will be staged as a co-production between Finland’s Telakka and Estonia’s Tartu New Theatre. Telakka writes on their website: The Digital Hats Game is a play about activists who try to influence the ways of the world. They hack politically; that is their answer to the... Read more

Road tripping with the 2016 Nissan Rogue

Automotive, Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Road tripping with the 2016 Nissan Rogue

In November of last year, I had the chance of participating in an epic road trip with the team at Nissan for a 4,000 km-long test drive of the Altima and Rogue across the United States on Route 66. This year, almost day for day, I did things a little differently and headed North towards La Belle Province on board the 2016 Nissan Rogue, to find out that my opinion of the crossover hasn’t changed one bit. In fact, I was faced with the challenge of redefining my concept of a good road trip vehicle. Until you have actually taken on the road for a few days, you have the romantic idea that a sports car or a convertible is the ideal road trip vehicle. But then you realize that there... Read more

Book review - Seema Sonik Alimchands The Warrior Within Rajinikanth

Books, Monday, February 8th 2016

Book review - Seema Sonik Alimchands The Warrior Within Rajinikanth

Yet another year, yet another book on Rajinikanth. This time around, it aims to be different. Though quite a few books have been written on the legendary Superstar over the years, this one intends to bring the spiritual side of him out to the fullest. In that aspect, writer Seema Sonik Alimchand is quite sure about what she wants to present, and in what format. This means there is none of the fancy stuff associated with Rajinikanth that you find in this 230 odd page book. Plain, simple and not at all frivolous, the book actually turns out to be way too bland in its presentation. While that is still understandable considering the core theme of the book, one expects the chapters that unfold to be a lot more exciting in... 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

We've Finally Hit Peak iPhone

Technology, Wednesday, January 27th 2016

We've Finally Hit Peak iPhone

Photographed By Rockie Nolan. Apple announced its first quarter sales numbers today, and it's official: We've hit peak iPhone. The holiday quarter is always Apple's (and most retail companies') biggest money making period of the year. 2015 was no exception. Apple sold 74.77 million iPhones over the past three months. What's unusual about that high this year, though, is it's essentially the same as the sales peak Apple hit last year after the iPhone 6 and 6s were announced: 74.5 million iPhones. Up until now, each year, iPhone sales have grown significantly. With this quarter, it's finally leveled off. {ads1}Will that trend continue? Or will iPhone sales actually go down in the next year or two? While it's difficult to say for sure, yes, it's definitely possible. Smartphones have reached a point where they're... Read more

Gracie's mystical messenger rope week 19

Teens, Friday, February 5th 2016

Gracie's mystical messenger rope week 19

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

DIESEL FT. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL

What's On, Tuesday, February 9th 2016

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Sajid and David Dhawan back with Judwaa 2

Masala, Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Its been a while since Judwaa 2 (J2) has been in news. Various rumors were doing the rounds taking its casting and host of other things. Finally it is confirmed that David Dhawan will direct his son, the young heartthrob Varun Dhawan in this formidable franchise, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The first Judwaa, starring Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Rambha, released 19 years ago. {ads1}This will also be Varun Dhawan's first double role. The pre-production work on the new entertainer is in full swing. A couple of look tests have already happened in Lod Angeles.  A major Hollywood studio and DOP (director of photography) along with action-coordinator Spiro Razatos (of Fast & Furious 6 fame), have already done a test shoot for the film.  A skydiving action sequence, using a stand-in artiste to depict a... Read more

Lady Gaga Shares Painful Family History As The Source Of Her Inspiration …

Hollywood Gossip, Monday, January 25th 2016

{ads1}Lady Gaga took to the stage at last night's Producers Guild Awards to perform her Oscar-nominated song, "Til It Happens To You." The song, she explained from her piano, has a special resonance with her and her family, for good reason. Her aunt, Joanne Germanotta, was sexually assaulted as a college student. "It's not only an important issue to me, but it's an important issue to my family because when my father's sister was in college, she was sexually assaulted," she shared. "Then, it tormented her so emotionally that it caused the lupus that she had to get so bad that she died. "My father was 16 and it affected my family really tremendously my whole life," the singer continued. "That's one of the centerpieces of our family. So this song means... Read more

Movie Review Sanam Teri Kasam

Reviews, Friday, February 5th 2016

The 90s saw the rise and rise of music videos. Many of today's stars have, at some point of time, been a part of such music videos. One of the pioneers of such music videos were the impeccable director duo of Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru. They stepped into directing Bollywood films with the Salman Khan-Sneha Ullal starrer LUCKY...NO TIME FOR LOVE. The duo's latest offering at the Box-Office is in the form of this week's release SANAM TERI KASAM. Will this film hold 'promise' at the box-office or will it fizzle out, let's analyse. {ads1}The film starts off with everybody congratulating the leading lawyer Inder Lal Parihar aka Inder (Harshvardhan Rane) because he has won an important case. Steering away from everyone and all the congratulatory messages, Inder stands in... Read more

Movie Preview Sanam Teri Kasam

Previews, Monday, February 8th 2016

Sanam Teri Kasam is an emotional tale of romance that binds two people who belong to completely contrasting worlds amidst an urban backdrop. {ads1}Born in an orthodox South Indian family in Mumbai, Saraswati Parthasarthy is a working woman and her solo aim is to get married for the sake of her sister Kaveri. Their father, Mr. Parthasarthy will allow Kaveri to tie the knot with her boyfriend only one condition - if Saraswati aka Saru decides to get married first. When Saru is often rejected by men owing to her simple looks and personality including her office colleague Abhimanyu (whom she has a crush on), she decides to get a makeover to impress guys so that she can fulfill the dream of her father. She decides to take the help of her... 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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The Impact of Low Oil Prices on the Global Economy

Economy, Friday, February 5th 2016

The Impact of Low Oil Prices on the Global Economy

We've all seen oil prices do this over the past two years:   ...and have heard many pundits, economists and experts pontificate about the impact of low oil prices on the economy of the United States, Europe and the world's largest oil producing nations.  While the size of the economic impact is mainly conjecture and, at best, descriptive, two economists working under the auspices of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas have actually quantified the global macroeconomic consequences of falling oil prices.   {ads1}In... Read more

Wall Street and Washington You Scratch My Back and I'll Scratch Yours …

Markets, Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Wall Street and Washington You Scratch My Back and I'll Scratch Yours

We keep hearing about various presidential candidates, particularly Hillary Clinton, and their connections to Wall Street but few of us are aware just how significant a role in actual dollars that the securities and investment industry plays in Washington.  A recent analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics quantifies that role for us.   While most of us think of the big name companies on Wall Street that made the headlines during the 2008 economic crisis, in fact, there is a new... 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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