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Man Jailed 27 Years for Wrong Conviction Seeks Damages

Man Jailed 27 Years for Wrong Conviction Seeks Damages

Canada, Tuesday, September 1st 2015

The lawyer of the many wrongly convicted for 27 years, John Laxton, revealed that his client, Ivan Henry, did not just suffer due to the vulnerability of the justice system but... Read more

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Japan’s Ambassador To South Sudan Pays A Visit To Camps In Upper Nile …

Africa, Tuesday, September 1st 2015

Japan’s Ambassador To South Sudan Pays A Visit To Camps In Upper Nile

Japan's Ambassador to South Sudan, Kiya Masahiko, paid a one-day visit to Upper Nile's Maban County last Thursday to show solidarity with the refugees and appreciate the impact of Japan's aid contribution on refugees' living conditions.   Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, Kiya Masahiko meets with pupils at the Nur Primary School.[Photo| Jok Mayom] By Jok Mayom JUBA, 30 August [Gurtong]- The Ambassador was accompanied by UNHCR Country Representative, Ahmed Warsame, and a delegation of local authorities and partner organizations. During his field trip, Ambassador Kiya visited some of the projects funded by the government and people of Japan in Doro camp, including classrooms at the Nur primary school, a solar-power borehole and the mud-plastered transitional shelters for vulnerable refugees.   "With a zinc roof over my head, I don't have to worry anymore about the rain",... Read more

Donald Trump: The Reluctant Political Donor

America, Friday, August 21st 2015

Donald Trump: The Reluctant Political Donor

With Donald Trump still the GOP candidate of choice, I wanted to take a look at his political past, particularly his campaign contributions to federal elections.  This data is available on, a website that provides a glimpse into the money behind federal politics in America and for state level donations.   Since 1989, Mr. Trump has donated the following:   Republicans:   Federal: $703,900 State: $257,240   Total: $961,140   Democrats:   Federal: $327,600 State: $257,250   Total: $584,850   Let's look at some additional details about his federal contributions.   1.) Republicans: In 2015, Mr. Trump has made two donations to the Republican Party in both New Hampshire and South Carolina, each of which received $5000.  In 2014, he donated $2600 to Lindsay Graham and $3000 each to Tom Cotton, Jeff Sessions and Barbara Comstock among others as you can see on this table:   {ads1}Back in 2013, Mitch... Read more

The Impending Crisis That Will Impact China's Economy

Asia, Thursday, August 13th 2015

The Impending Crisis That Will Impact China's Economy

China's recent moves to devalue its currency is an obvious move to boost its flagging economy by making the price of their products more appealing to consumers around the world.  While that may prove to be a short-term bandaid to China's economic problems, there is a crisis of a different sort that will prove to be almost impossible to solve.   Back in 1978, China introduced its controversial one child policy, just as its population was set to cross the one billion mark.  This was implemented by the nation's central government in September 1980 and sought to reduce the nation's burgeoning population growth to levels that would not strain the nation's resources.  While the program was generally "universal", there were exceptions to the rule, for instance, when a first child was born... Read more

ADF renders safe explosives in Vanuatu

Australia, Friday, August 28th 2015

The Australian Defence Force has completed a request from the Vanuatu Government to dispose of unexploded ordnance from two separate localities as part of Operation RENDER SAFE. The ADF deployed a RAAF C-130J with an explosive ordnance disposal team and medical specialists from 24 to 27 August to complete the tasks in coordination with members of the Vanuatu Police and Vanuatu Mobile Force. Acting Chief of Joint Operations, Major General Shane Caughey, said the Royal Australian Air Force 65 Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Flight disposed of 33 remnants of World War II on Santos Island. {ads1}“Operation RENDER SAFE is the ADF’s enduring commitment to the removal of Explosive Remnants of War which continue to pose a potential danger to communities across the South West Pacific,” MAJGEN Caughey said. “The items included 27 explosive... Read more

Man Jailed 27 Years for Wrong Conviction Seeks Damages

Canada, Tuesday, September 1st 2015

Man Jailed 27 Years for Wrong Conviction Seeks Damages

The lawyer of the many wrongly convicted for 27 years, John Laxton, revealed that his client, Ivan Henry, did not just suffer due to the vulnerability of the justice system but he was made to suffer by police and prosecutors. B.C. Supreme Court heard on Monday that the authorities were under pressure to solve a series of brutal rapes in the 1980s so they convicted Ivan Henry even though they were aware that their methods are flawed. Laxton stated that “this should never have been necessary,” adding that “we trust your lordship’s judgement will be so damning that a government will think twice in the future before they go on such a reckless disregard of a citizen’s rights.” Wrongfully convicted for 10 sexual assaults involving eight victims in 1983, Henry is now... Read more

Cameron to Toughen Fines on Employers Not Paying Minimum Wage

England, Tuesday, September 1st 2015

Cameron to Toughen Fines on Employers Not Paying Minimum Wage

In an announcement made by British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday, he vowed to increase fines for company owners who choose not to pay the minimum 'national living wage' to their workers. The national living wage is projected to increase up to 9 pounds per hour by the end of the decade. However, the current minimum wage is 6.50 pounds an hour, for workers aged more than 20 years, and it is set to increase up to 6.70 pounds in October. According to Osborne, employers will have to pay a 'national living wage' of at least 7.20 pounds to workers aged more than 25 years old from April 2016 onwards. In his remarks to The Times newspaper, Mr. Cameron stated that "the national living wage will only work if it... Read more

What Will It Take to Rescue Greece?

Europe, Monday, July 6th 2015

What Will It Take to Rescue Greece?

Now that Greeks have decisively turned down a bailout and its accompanying austerity, we need to know what it would take to actually turn the Greek debt situation around.  A recent review of Greece's debt sustainability by the International Monetary Fund shows that there have been significant negative changes in the nation's ability to sustain its current level of debt, largely because of lower government surpluses and weak fiscal reforms that have led to new financing needs.   According to the IMF's last review of Greece's fiscal picture in May 2014, things were looking up.  The nation's debt-to-GDP ratio was projected to fall from 175 percent at the end of 2013 to 128 percent by 2020 and 117 percent in 2022.  While this suggested that the Greek debt situation was improving, this projection by... Read more

Rajan Zed urges Secunderabad Club to offer equal opportunities to women

India, Thursday, July 30th 2015

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged the elite Secunderabad Club in India to offer equal rights and opportunities to women.   Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that the reported 137-years old gender discrimination needed to end and right now as it was highly inappropriate, immoral and archaic.   {ads1}Rajan Zed pointed out that instead of being proud of its traditions, Secunderabad Club should be embarrassed of its reportedly discriminatory policies. Clubs like this, who seemingly refused to treat women as equal, should not be in the business in 21st century Secunderabad, India and the world.   Zed further said that State administration, whose job was to promote equality and address sexism issues, should also look into the Club regulations. Secunderabad Club, which seemed to... Read more

What's Really At Stake With The Iran Nuclear Deal

Middle East, Thursday, August 20th 2015

Recently, I wrote on these pages that a remarkable turnaround was taking place in the President's fortunes. It's an impressive display of rising from the depths of falling popularity last fall, and it is starting to be felt in many areas, with major impacts on the future of energy. At his lowest point, the U.S. President was widely regarded as a lame duck, shedding influence and power, and on a down-hill slide. This was followed by a number of embarrassments, with one of the worst coming from Russia, when it chose to provide sanctuary to Edward Snowden who revealed that the U.S. was hacking the strategic communications of its closest allies. {ads1}More damaging, the revelation came at the worst possible time for the U.S., seriously discrediting its campaign to enlist allies against alleged... Read more

ACCA Pakistan offers exciting new route into the profession

Pakistan, Friday, August 28th 2015

Product and pricing development created for the benefit of those looking to become qualified accountants After consultation with key stakeholders, including students, ACCA (the Association of Charted Certified Accountants)announces today that it will be launching a new pricing structure to help people start their journey on a rewarding career in finance. Sajjeed Aslam, Head of ACCA Pakistan, comments: “This is an exciting development for ACCA, where we have placed providing greater value at the heart of our offering to students. We have worked to ensure that the product and price is right, and we have done this by listening to feedback, especially from students.” {ads1}Our ‘even greater value’ proposition includes academic recognition at all stages of education from Intermediate all the way to Master’s level. It includes gaining a BSc in Applied... Read more

Diamonds and Women: One of the Few Novels that Follows Arab Immigrants to South…

South America, Wednesday, May 6th 2015

Diamonds and Women: One of the Few Novels that Follows Arab Immigrants to South America

Tonight in Abu Dhabi, the winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction will be announced. Diamonds and Women is one of the six shortlisted novels, and here Sawad Hussein reviews a book rich with the physicality of sex, sexual power, and sexual exploitation: By Sawad Hussain Lina Hawyan Elhassan’s latest novel, Diamonds and Women, navigates through time and space, from the early twentieth century up through the 1980s, moving across the globe. The story is shared between two generations of Arab emigrants from different cities in Syria, although the majority hail from Damascus. Through the intermittent memories of characters floating in and out of the storyline, the reader is taken back yet further — as far as the late 1800s. The novel portrays the romantic, economic, and social struggles of the protagonists, as well as their eventual prominent influence... Read more

Michigan’s Hindu goddess temple erects tower

South Asians Abroad, Monday, August 31st 2015

Devi Parashakthi Ma (Eternal Mother) Temple in Pontiac (Michigan, USA) has formally inaugurated its Rajagoupuram, a richly decorated 54-foot granite monumental tower recognizing 520 deities and containing “intense divine energy”.   Crafted by a group of shilpis (artisans) over about three year period on a granite obtained without involving modern blasting techniques, this about 450-ton tower was carved in India and assembled in USA, reports suggest.   {ads1}Primary deity of this Temple is Parashakthi Karumari Amman (Divine Eternal Mother) but it also reportedly houses deities of Ayyappa, Bhoga Srinivasa, Bhuvaneshwari, Ganesha, Garuda, Guruvayurappan, Hanuman,  Jagannath, Kaala Bhairava,  Kubera Lingam,  Lakshmi Narasimhan, Mahalakshmi, Nagadevatha, Navagrahas,   Radha Krishna with Gomatha, Raja Mathangi, Saneeswara, Sarva Dosha Nivarana, Shiva Nataraja & Soma Sundara Linga, Subrahmanya, Sudarshana Chakra, Vaarahi Ambika and Venkateswara.   Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a... 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

Rugby World Cup 2015: A look at Pool B

Other Sports, Tuesday, August 4th 2015

The Rugby World Cup is one of the most anticipated events on the sporting calendar and the competition is due to get underway on September 18th. The draw has been done and each group looks competitive but Pool B, aside from South Africa, could be the closest of them all. We take a look at each side and give our thoughts on their chances of progressing to the knockout stages of the tournament. Samoa It could be argued that Samoa are the second best team in the group and, therefore, one would have to fancy them to progress along with South Africa. Weather they can go any further remains to be seen, with some bookmakers offering odds of 500/1 (odds from Coral correct at time of writing)and many pundits predicting a second... 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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Stephen Harper and the Elusive Fiscal Balance Mantra

Columns, Friday, August 28th 2015

Stephen Harper and the Elusive Fiscal Balance Mantra

The Harper campaign's mantra is that, in these uncertain times, Canadian voters need to stay the course and vote for the Conservative Party, the only political party that has the ability to steer the Canadian economy through uncertain waters as shown on this video:     Let's take a look at what has happened to Canada's federal financial picture since Stephen Harper first stepped into the Prime Minister's Office on February 6, 2006.  Please keep in mind that the late Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented his first budget on May 2, 2006, covering the 2006 - 2007 fiscal year.   Here is what the federal budgetary balance looks like since fiscal 2006 - 2007:   Since fiscal 2006 - 2007, the Harper government has spent $122.22 billion more than it brought in as revenues, including a $13.752 billion... 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

chatr expands nationally to over 200 Canadian cities

Press Releases, Tuesday, May 5th 2015

chatr expands nationally to over 200 Canadian cities

  Goodbye calling cards: new prepaid international rates starting at 1 cent per minute included in $25 monthly plans TORONTO (May 5, 2015) - chatr mobile announced today that it’s now available across Canada to bring more customers prepaid voice and text plans, incredible international talk rates and more data. Monthly plans of $25 and up now include international calling starting at 1 cent per minute to more than 200 countries, making it easier and faster to keep in touch with friends and family afar. {ads1}“Customers can now call or text around the world without purchasing a calling card,” said Raj Doshi, chief chatr head, chatr mobile. “For many who are entering a new chapter in life, setting up a mobile phone is often the first step they take, and chatr gives... Read more


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DEMO-GRAPHICS The Biennial Art Event of the Greater Toronto Area

Art & Culture, Tuesday, July 14th 2015

On July 6th, the organizers of DEMO-GRAPHICS, the biennial art event of the Greater Toronto Area, held a first Think Tank in order to present the ideas behind the event and the main figures leading to its development. The think tank was successful in bringing together many of the GTA's cultural leaders, including artists, museum directors, leaders from the educational world, curators, representatives from governmental agencies and from the corporate world. The day of presentations and discussions was held in one of the GTA's most active cities, culturally speaking, Mississauga. Mayor Bonnie Crombie came in to speak of her support and enthusiasm for DEMO-GRAPHICS. {ads1}Chantal Pontbriand, Canadian curator, editor, and art consultant working internationally, will act as artistic director and curator of DEMO-GRAPHICS 1 to be held in the spring of... Read more

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: The Prestige of A Brand

Automotive, Wednesday, August 19th 2015

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: The Prestige of A Brand

The good thing about the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is that it's a Land Rover. The bad thing about it is that it’s a Land Rover.   There's something mythical about taking the wheel of a British vehicle. They reign in an exclusive category of their own. They don't fit in the usual realm of racy Europeans automobile brands and have an air of superiority about them we are fascinated with--the royalty of automotive if you will. At first I felt a little intimidated taking the wheel of the Discovery Sport, as though I wasn’t worthy, although this was far from the $100,000+ Range Rovers. But then I quickly realized that the Discovery Sport looks the part, but doesn’t really play it. I didn’t remain intimidated for long, because as awesome as... Read more

Move Aside, English: BIBF Produces More Chinese-Arabic Literary Links

Books, Tuesday, September 1st 2015

Move Aside, English: BIBF Produces More Chinese-Arabic Literary Links

Moroccans, Emiratis, and Egyptians all forged new links during this year’s Beijing International Book Fair, which ended August 30: The Egyptian contingent at this year’s BIBF. Photo from Sherif Bakr. It’s true, Beijing isn’t quite ready to take over as a literary translation hub. English remains a central and high-prestige translational language, despite, or in some cases because of the few books that pierce the wall and make it into English. Nevertheless, the Chinese seem to be working harder to establish literary links with other language groups, including Arabic. Morocco’s Ministry of Culture, which marked its first time at BIBF, made a preliminary agreement with China’s General Administration of Press and Publication to translate 25 original works of Moroccan authors in literature and humanities. In return, Hassan El Ouazzani, director of the Book Department at Morocco’s... Read more

OMNI Television and to Bring Live Coverage of Maclean’s Federal Leaders Debate in…

Community, Wednesday, July 29th 2015

– All major federal party leaders confirmed to participate: Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada; Thomas Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada; Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada – – Maclean’s Leaders Debate will be available live on OMNI Television and in Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin and Punjabi on Thursday, August 6 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET – {ads1}Maclean’s, Canada’s leading current affairs magazine, owned by Rogers Communications Inc., will bring audiences the first opportunity to hear from all major federal party leaders ahead of this year’s federal election, in a nationally televised debate in English on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on Rogers-owned television network, City. In... Read more

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Photographer

Daily Life, Tuesday, September 1st 2015

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Photographer

Bridal Guide has all the how-tos for "I do" you can handle! Whether you're planning a wedding now, dreaming about one someday, or just watching a friend obsess over hers, we’ve got you covered.   Illustrated by Elliot Salazar.   {ads1}Googling “questions to ask a wedding photographer” produces the same advice again and again: “How long have you been in business?” “What’s your style?” or “What happens if you become ill?” These are all good questions, and you should plan on asking them, but in today’s world, with so many photographers to choose from, it’s more important than ever that you click with the photographer you choose — that you like his or her style of photography, feel confident you'll get great results, and understand each other without constant clarification. "Clicking" means you sense... Read more

3 Sneaky Ways To Make Your Hair Healthier

Fashion, Friday, August 28th 2015

3 Sneaky Ways To Make Your Hair Healthier

There’s nothing quite as sexy as slapping on a thick, greasy hair treatment, twisting your hair into a sky-high topknot, and waking up to a big pool of leave-in conditioner on your pillow, amiright? Yeah, didn’t think so. For something as wonderful and indulgent as a hair mask, it really couldn’t be any less appealing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Hairstylist and founder of Reverie Garrett Markenson is making it his mission to bring hair masks, oils, and leave-in sprays into the light of day. “I think it’s time to introduce treatments as a mobile lifestyle ritual, rather than an old-fashioned isolated experience in a salon or at night,” says Markenson. Ahead, he created three looks that are sexy, chic, and not the least bit drippy or lank.... Read more

This Pancake Has A Secret Ingredient and It's Probably Already In Your Fridge …

Food, Thursday, August 27th 2015

This Pancake Has A Secret Ingredient and It's Probably Already In Your Fridge

It takes just a quick scan on Pinterest to fall into the rabbit hole of food blogs. But, Brandon Matzek's Kitchen Konfidence is one we'll gladly get lost in. Ahead, the San Diego-based chef and photographer shares everything from his killer bacon jam hand pies (!) to a braised beef taco recipe that's to-die.   Photo: Courtesy of Kitchen Konfidence.   The winner of Saveur’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Best Writing Blog award, Cheryl Sturnman Rule, just released another cookbook called Yogurt Culture: A Global Look at How to Make, Bake, Sip, and Chill the World’s Creamiest, Healthiest Food. I often find myself with a tub of yogurt (Greek or otherwise) in my fridge, and I’m always looking for new ways to use it up (besides snacking with berries and granola). I’ve cooked several recipes... Read more


Health, Thursday, August 27th 2015


I hope you all are doing well. I was apprehensive about buying this product because I thought it would be as bad as the ones I had tried earlier. The only thing that caught my eye was its description. Yes, it is specifically formulated for blemished skin. Please keep reading if you're interested in learning more about this product. What it claims: Perfect your complexion and fight the look of blemishes with our Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. This dual action cream gives you flawless coverage whilst tackling the appearance of blemishes. Formulated with purifying Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya. 1)     Blemishes and imperfections are instantly covered 2)   Lightweight formula gives shine-free complexion 3)   3 shades blend seamlessly into all skin tones for natural-looking coverage Packaging and color description: The tube is... Read more

You Can Live In The Devil Wears Prada For $23.5K A Month …

Homes, Thursday, August 13th 2015

You Can Live In The Devil Wears Prada For $23.5K A Month

Photo: Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens.   {ads1}Have you seen The Devil Wears Prada upwards of 20 times? Have you ever fantasized about stepping into an impossibly chic loft, introducing yourself to the host (who also happens to be a renowned fashion designer), and meeting your long-held literary crush, only to have him simultaneously hit on and offend you? If you answered "yes" to these questions — or if you just adore apartment porn — there's a new Soho listing with your name written all over it. The IRL loft in which the aforementioned film scene took place is now available for rent. Photo: Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens. Real estate agency Brown Harris Stevens put the gorgeous pre-war space on the market in early August. At 3,700 square feet, the pad boasts two... Read more

Financial tips for a smooth transition to life in Canada

Naukri & Paisa, Thursday, August 13th 2015

Starting a new life in a new country is a big step. With the excitement of new beginnings comes the challenge of adapting to a new way of doing things. From learning new routines, starting new schools and understanding life in a new country, this transition can be confusing and overwhelming. Some of the biggest changes that take place involve financial decisions, according to a recent poll from RBC among Chinese and South Asian newcomers who have been in Canada for 5 years or less. The poll revealed a number of financial routines they’ve done differently in Canada versus their home country, including: ·         33% - Budget more carefully ·         29% - Create a financial plan to achieve long term goals ·         26% - Build their credit history faster ·         26% - Watch their spending... 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

Warren Buffett And Elon Musk To Spark A Lithium Boom

Science, Wednesday, July 29th 2015

The age of electrification across the transportation sector, the solar panel revolution, and Tesla's battery gigafactory are igniting a battle for the cheapest battery. That will transform lithium into a boom-time mineral and the hottest commodity on the energy investor's radar. It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popping up in everything from the glass in our windows to our mountains of electronics. And while investors have long appreciated the steady rise in demand for this preferred mineral, the number of new applications continues to multiply. Smart phones, tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronics demand more lithium. But the largest driver for future lithium use will be in electric vehicles and home batteries for solar panels. That has lithium... Read more

Roland Audio Partially Compatible With Windows 10

Technology, Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Roland Audio Partially Compatible With Windows 10

Windows 10 compatible drivers are being released as tested {ads1}By Stephen Pate – Roland/Boss, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of musical equipment, is playing catch-up releasing compatible drivers for Windows 10. Since Windows 8, device drivers had to be signed as compatible with the latest Microsoft operating systems. Roland is a bit slow testing and releasing their signed drivers. Here’s the latest list of driver compatibility published this week. For many of us without drivers, the situations is a little frustrating; however, Roland usually get the drivers done within a week or two. Owners of the A-300PRO,  A-500PRO and A-800PRO will be disappointed the control software is not being updated; however, they should work with the host program. I don’t have mine anymore so I can’t say for sure. If anyone has one, please... Read more

Kanishq Verma from Doha, Qatar wins Peace Builder of the Year Award …

Teens, Wednesday, July 8th 2015

Kanishq Verma from Doha, Qatar wins Peace Builder of the Year Award

“In the 21st century, I think the heroes will be the people who will improve the quality of life, fight poverty and introduce more sustainability” – Bertrand Piccard In this quote, it is clear that Piccard is referring to today’s generation. I personally believe that the youth of today have the perfect opportunity to improve the quality of life not only for themselves and their own families but for all people, especially the most impoverished and introduce more sustainability! Some youth are learning how to fight poverty and bring about a sustainable way of life for others. A perfect example of a youth who is making a great difference in his local community is Kanishq Verma from Doha, Qatar. As a grade 10 student, Kanishq is not only improving the lives... Read more

Getting to Orlando: wings, wheels and ankles

Travel, Tuesday, July 7th 2015

Getting to Orlando: wings, wheels and ankles

Over 62 million people visited Orlando, Florida last year--making it the most visited destination in the US, surpassing even New York City or Las Vegas. Amongst the travellers to the central Florida hotspot are thousands upon thousands of Canadians who make the journey south to discover all that Orlando has to offer. There’s more than one way to make it down to the Sunshine State from often-not-so-sunny Canada. We’ve covered three options ranging from quick and efficient to safe adventure to downright epic. By plane A number of airlines serve every major Canadian city with flights to and from Orlando. While flying out of Vancouver could take anywhere from 7.5 - 11 hours with a connection, the most direct flights to Orlando originate from Toronto and take less than three hours. The cost of... Read more

Hysteria: Canada's Ultimate Tribute to Def Leppard Live at Linsmore Tavern

What's On, Tuesday, September 1st 2015

Saturday September 26th, the Linsmore Tavern can't wait to welcome back Hysteria: Canada's Ultimate Tribute to Def Leppard part of our 80's month! This is their second appearance at the Linsmore Tavern and if this show is anything like their previous evening at the Linsmore, you will be in store for an incredible night! One of our most requested Read more

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Bigg Boss 9 to have Radhe Maa and Faisal Saif in the show?

Masala, Tuesday, September 1st 2015

Bigg Boss 9 to have Radhe Maa and Faisal Saif in the show?

{ads1}The most controversial T.V show Bigg Boss has had its share of wild and eccentric contestants. But as far as rumours and reports are going, the new season might have a new level of entertainment this time!   According to insiders from the show, Bigg Boss season 9 could rope in India's most famous spiritual leader right now, the 'lady in red' Radhe Maa, who recently had her fifteen minutes of fame when she came under controversy with allegations of dowry harassment and charges of obscenity leveled against her. This season will also see controversial Film maker Faisal Saif who triggered South-Indian superstar Rajinikanth last year when he made a Spoof Comedy called 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth'. When Rajinikanth approached Madras High Court, Saif changed the title of the film to 'Main Hoon... Read more


Hollywood Gossip, Tuesday, September 1st 2015


{ads1}Kris Jenner had to cancel a recent guest appearance on “Bachelors in Paradise” because her upper lip “mysteriously” swelled up to massive proportions. Kris claimed she must have been bitten by an insect because she just returned from St Barts. (Possibly the same “insect” that bit Kylie Jenner.) The photo above is from “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” in 2012 when – coincidentally- Kris was bitten by another “insect.” Really, Kris. Photo: “E!” Click HERE to read more from Janet Charlton Read more

Movie Review Phantom

Reviews, Thursday, August 27th 2015

Bollywood has witnessed many a 'novel' idea of adapting a book into a movie. There have been many testimonies to the same in the form of novel-turned-movies. This week's release PHANTOM too is an adaptation of journalist-turned-author S.Hussain Zaidi's best seller 'Mumbai Avengers'. The film mirrors the prickly issue of cross-border terrorism, which has affected India for decades now. Will PHANTOM prove to be a Box-Office goldmine or will it spell disaster at the ticket windows, let's analyze. {ads1}PHANTOM starts off with the visuals of the 26/11 Mumbai attack. This is immediately followed by a high octane car chase sequence between Daniyal Khan (Saif Ali Khan) and an unknown man in Chicago (US) who bangs his car and tries to drive away. Daniyal finally gets hold of him but accidentally kicks... Read more

Movie Preview Four Pillars Of Basement

Previews, Tuesday, September 1st 2015

{ads1}Four Pillars Of Basement is a psychological thriller that shows human frailities and capricious nature. The protagonist Samir is a conniving person and works as a security officer in a mall. He has a big crush on Riya who works in one of the offices in the mall. His twin brother, a lunatic escapes from the mental asylum adding more confusion to the plot. The movie unfolds dramatically as the heroine is trapped in the basement and is unable to get out of it. Whoever comes to help her meets with a tragic death. Will Samir be able to save the love of his life or will he succumb to his brother's evil intentions? Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more Read more

Miley Cyrus Just Pulled A Beyoncé & Dropped Her New Album — For FREE…

Mainstream, Monday, August 31st 2015

Miley Cyrus Just Pulled A Beyoncé & Dropped Her New Album — For FREE

Photo: Rob Latour/REX USA. We knew this was bound to happen. Two years after Miley Cyrus shocked the world with her foam finger and twerking, the pop star finished out her night hosting the VMAs with an even bigger moment. The ceremony didn't go entirely smoothly for the outspoken star, though. She got into a tiff with Nicki Minaj. She accidentally flashed the camera during a quick change. Still, the evening closed on a high note. {ads1}Cyrus ended the 2015 VMAs with a colorful performance of a song that appears to be called "Dooo It!" The lyrics emphatically state, "Yeah, I smoke pot!" over and over again. If you didn't already know that Miley Cyrus loves to get stoned, consider this your official notice. She was accompanied onstage by a wonderful array... Read more

Music Review Kaun Kitney Paani Mein

Music :: Filmi, Monday, August 24th 2015

EXPECTATIONS One expects a soundtrack with a rural touch to Kaun Kitney Paani Mein, considering the kind of stage and setting that the film enjoys. However, the comic flavor of the film (which deals with a serious issue of water scarcity) also hints that the music put together by composers KB Tunes, Subhi, Style Bhai and Bishakh-Kanish along with lyricists Protiqe Mojoomdar & Subhi won't be ultra-boring. MUSIC It is a fast pace beginning for the soundtrack with Krishna Beuraa and Rekha Rao coming together for 'Rangabati'. With a strong folk flavor to it, the song has a vintage touch to it and is sung in a rustic manner by both the singers. It maintains a good pace throughout and should be an add on well to the film's narrative. A playful number... 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 High Risk Debt Bubble

Economy, Wednesday, August 26th 2015

The High Risk Debt Bubble

With former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan sounding the alarm about a bond-market bubble that has developed as a result of the prolonged period of zero interest rates, investors should be worried.  Thinking back to his 1996 "irrational exuberance" speech, it is quite apparent that he is the master of understatement, particularly given that shares in the tech sector collapsed four years later.  Here is the most-remembered quote from his speech:   {ads1}"Clearly, sustained low inflation implies less uncertainty about the future, and lower risk premiums... Read more

Will We See The Return of Quantitative Easing?

Markets, Monday, August 31st 2015

Will We See The Return of Quantitative Easing?

A very interesting posting by Ray Dalio, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at Bridgewater Associates, L.P. a hedge fund that manages $169 billion in global investments looks at what lies ahead for the Federal Reserve, now that global stock markets have shown a great deal of volatility.  With the Fed telegraphing that it would consider lifting-off interest rates sometime during the late third and early fourth quarter, the recent volatility in both commodities and stocks must be giving the world's most influential central bankers reason to... Read more

Various usages with PayPal

Local Bazaar, Monday, August 10th 2015

Various usages with PayPal

PayPal is one of the most popular eCommerce tools in the industry. With 162 million registered users, their reputation for safety, security and instantaneous transactions and payments has them rated very highly amongst online consumers. Plus, as the company is now branching out into offline modes of payment, the company looks only likely to grow. So, what exactly is PayPal, and why is it so popular? Essentially, PayPal is a form of eWallet. When you make an account with them, you... Read more

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