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U.K. police cleared for travel to Thailand to help in two British tourists’ murder investigation

U.K. police cleared for travel to Thailand to help in two British tourists’ murder investigation

England, Saturday, October 18th 2014

U.K. police officers have been cleared to travel to Thailand to help investigate the murders of two young British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller after the country's military ruler... Read more

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AMDISS Gets New Leaders

Africa, Saturday, October 18th 2014

AMDISS Gets New Leaders

The Editor-in-Chief of the Juba Monitor Alfred Taban becomes the association’s new chairman, succeeding the Director/Editor of Gurtong Trust - Peace and Media Jacob Jiel Akol who has stepped down voluntarily after more than ten years at the helm. Taban will serve the organisation for a period of two years and will be deputised by the chairlady of the Association of Women’s Media in South Sudan (AMWISS) Veronica Lucy Gordon. Other new members of the executive will be the new secretary Nhial Bol Aken who is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Citizen English Daily Newspaper while the deputy secretary is Koang Pal Chang, the Director of Eye Radio. {ads1}Juba Post Newspaper’s Charles Rehan Surur is the new treasurer with the Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS) chairman Oliver Modi becoming the new deputy treasurer. While congratulating Taban on his new position, Modi said Taban’s long experience in the media will immensely benefit the development of the... Read more

Fatal shooting incident at 9678 Azeem claims the life of Siryon Ishmael …

America, Monday, September 29th 2014

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 9678 Azeem about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday (September 28).   {ads1}The victim, Siryon Ishmael, 58, of the above address, was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead.  HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Simmons and Officer S. Overstreet reported:   Mr. Ishmael's roommate heard him come home and then heard a gunshot.  The roommate found Ishmael lying on the floor to the entrance to the home with a gunshot wound.  A neighbor, while inside her room, reported hearing shouting and someone demanding money prior to the shooting. Read more

13 Malaysian In Connection With IS Detained

Asia, Wednesday, October 15th 2014

13 Malaysian In Connection With IS Detained

This Tuesday, thirteen individuals who were involved with the Islamic State (IS) and its militant activities in Syria and Iraq were detained in Shah Alam. The Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakr informed that the group of men was arrested from a restaurant in Shah Alam after the police discovered their plans of going to Syria and Iraq through Turkey. "Initial investigations revealed that they had prepared to go to Syria and Iraq through Iran," added Khalid. Before this, the police had strictly warned the individuals after the investigations showed their plans to go to these countries. The 13 individuals comprised of students, labourers and factory workers. They are being investigated under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) according to Sun Daily. {ads1}"We also have detected a few... Read more

Abbott hesitates to comment on asylum seekers’ shipwreck

Australia, Saturday, September 28th 2013

Abbott hesitates to comment on asylum seekers’ shipwreck

The asylum seekers boat that sank off Indonesia was allegedly abandoned by its captain five days before it ran out of fuel and hit strong waves. According to the survivors, the boat was lost in the sea for days as they had no sense of direction and kept floating without having enough fuel. The boat was on its way to Australia, where the government had already decided to send all asylum seekers back to Jakarta. The accident killed at least 22 out of 120 asylum seekers whereas 70 are feared missing. The fatalities include a large number of women and children. Their remains were found on a beach in a local estuary, while 25 people were found alive. Indonesia lacks the resources and skills to search in big sea, especially at... Read more

Media Restricted to Talk as Iraq-bound Military Personnel Depart

Canada, Saturday, October 18th 2014

Media Restricted to Talk as Iraq-bound Military Personnel Depart

The Department of National Defence time disallowed media from taking interviews and photographs of Canadian military personnel en route to Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, explaining that it is for their safety and the safety of their families. This is a first-time move, since earlier journalists were allowed to record expressive scenes of military personnel and families saying goodbye while Canadian Forces members were also allowed to speak openly about their jobs and experiences. In his remarks, Defence Chief Gen. Tom Lawson mentioned on Friday that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has “made it clear that they would aspire to present a threat to the people of the nations who are providing forces that will be part of the efforts against them.” It was referred that... Read more

U.K. police cleared for travel to Thailand to help in two British tourists’ murder…

England, Saturday, October 18th 2014

U.K. police cleared for travel to Thailand to help in two British tourists’ murder investigation

U.K. police officers have been cleared to travel to Thailand to help investigate the murders of two young British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller after the country's military ruler dropped his objections. Miss Witheridge, 23, from Great Yarmouth, and Mr Miller, 24, from Jersey, were brutally murdered on the holiday island of Koh Tao during September. Thai authorities have charged two bar workers from Myanmar Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun, both aged 21, with killing the two British backpackers on Sept 15 amid allegations that the suspects made confessions under duress with their murders. Witheridge was also raped prior her murder. {ads1}However, the Thai inquiry has been criticised as the U.K. Foreign Office summoned the Thai charge d'affaires earlier this week to express concern about the police investigation. After face-to-face discussion between... Read more

Will Ukraine Commit Economic Suicide?

Europe, Thursday, October 9th 2014

Will Ukraine Commit Economic Suicide?

Ukraine is on the brink of committing economic suicide after imposing a crippling 55 percent tax on private gas producers, while parliament prepares to vote on next year's budget, which aims for a continuation of the same. The Oct. 14 budget vote—which is already a month late—is a major condition for Ukraine's next credit tranche from the European Union, but if the 2015 budget goes through as proposed, it will decimate independent gas production, remove any potential for Ukrainian energy independence and deal a further blow to the already struggling economy. "Kiev's attempt at fiscal discipline to fund the war effort in the east and stave off an economic crisis is not working, and the end result is going to be economic suicide," Robert Bensh, majority shareholder of Cub Energy, Ukraine's fourth-largest... Read more

India Plans Highway Along China Border

India, Wednesday, October 15th 2014

India Plans Highway Along China Border

To counter its neighbor China and to have an easier access to India-China border for patrolling, India has planned to set up a road project along the McMahon Line in Arunachal Pradesh. This Indo-China frontier highway is going to be 1,800 km long and will be directly monitored by the Home Ministry. The road is going to run parallel to the China border. The ministry has started its work towards the making of the road and has asked the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to prepare a detailed project report. “The MoRTH has been asked to submit it at the earliest. It will also include the cost and other financial implications of the project,” said a senior MHA official. According to Indian Express, the proposed highway will pass through... Read more

Can the Iraqi Army Regroup in Time to Repel the Islamic State?

Middle East, Friday, October 10th 2014

Can the Iraqi Army Regroup in Time to Repel the Islamic State?

Desert winds blew through the sides of the makeshift tent, bringing dust and some relief from the heat to the soldiers inside at this Iraqi Army staging area 45 miles north of Baghdad. They were in an optimistic mood: After two days of shelling fighters of the self-declared Islamic State (IS) group in Al Safra village, a few miles to the east, that morning they had begun their ground advance. Fighting was still under way, they said, the route riddled with explosives, and snipers still active. But victory appeared inevitable, the white flags flying from rooftops a welcome sign. “I am 80 percent confident we will keep defeating the enemy … and retake all the places captured by IS,” says Lt. Mohamed Kadhim, a clean shaven Shiite from Baghdad’s Sadr City district who... Read more

Rasheed Tries To Defame Khan, Again

Pakistan, Monday, October 13th 2014

Rasheed Tries To Defame Khan, Again

The Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid this Sunday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had been waiting to come into power through street agitation but now times have changed and one can only come into power through democratic means. Talking to the media in Mianwali, the minister questioned as to what change Imran had brought in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where his party had been in power for the last 14 months. Perveiz Rasheed is famous for answering all questions asked by Imran Khan regarding the government and the current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. Apart from that the senator is also famous for commenting and regularly trying to defame the image of the PTI chief. He further added that the government of Pakistan Muslim... Read more

Soros Signals Argentina’s Shale is Biggest Place to Be

South America, Thursday, September 4th 2014

Soros Signals Argentina’s Shale is Biggest Place to Be

One of the world’s legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina’s shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America’s largest unconventional prize —and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller players making big waves in the heart of new discovery areas. George Soros has doubled his stake in YPF SA, the state-owned oil company in Argentina, which sits atop some of the world’s largest shale oil and gas resources, and is about to get even larger following a new discovery over the last couple of weeks of a second key shale play.  Argentina holds an estimated 27 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil and 802 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale gas, much of it located in the Vaca Muerta, an... Read more

Lutheran college in Iowa to celebrate Hindu Diwali

South Asians Abroad, Saturday, October 18th 2014

Luther College; a college of the Lutheran Church affiliated to Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a Christian denomination; will celebrate Hindu festival of lights Diwali on October 26. The Diwali program will be followed by refreshments and “a time for conversation”. Applauding Luther College for Diwali celebration, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, described it as a “remarkable interfaith gesture” and “a step in the right direction”. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged all USA universities and colleges to celebrate Diwali. Awareness about other religions thus created by such celebrations like Diwali would make the students well-nurtured, well-balanced, and enlightened citizens of tomorrow, Zed added. {ads1}Rajan Zed pointed out that religion was a complex element of our lives and religion comprised much more than one’s... Read more

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Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Defenceman Cody Donaghey

Hockey, Saturday, September 20th 2014

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Defenceman Cody Donaghey

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs announced Saturday the hockey club has signed defenceman Cody Donaghey to a three-year entry level contract. Donaghey, 18, registered 38 points (9 goals, 29 assists) in 67 regular season games with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season. The 6-1, 185-pound defenceman also collected 8 points (1 goal, 7 assists) in five playoff games with the Remparts last season. A native of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Donaghey led all defencemen on his team in both points (38) and goals (9) during the 2013-14 season. Donaghey is one of the 64 players currently participating in Toronto’s 2014-15 NHL Training Camp. He was also invited on an amateur try-out the team’s Prospect Camp this past July, as... 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

Golf US Open The Canadians!

Other Sports, Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Golf US Open The Canadians!

Now that we’re heading towards the summer (though in Toronto, for example, that may be a difficult idea to take on board right now), the minds of Canadian golf fans will be turning towards the US Open, scheduled to start on June 12th this year. Canadian Interest While Woods, McIlroy or Mickelson will be favourites with many people to pick up the winner’s share of the prize money – over US$1.4m – there’ll be plenty of Canadian interest as well. You can keep up with the latest odds and news by clicking on the link above. Here we’ll look at the records of three of the Canadian golfers we’re likely to see in the US Open. David Hearn David Hearn, 34, from Brampton, Ontario, has been a pro golfer since 2001, and within 12... Read more

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

Soccer, Tuesday, July 8th 2014

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

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

Canada Beats Colombia on Day Three of Fed Cup

Tennis, Saturday, February 9th 2013

Canada Beats Colombia on Day Three of Fed Cup

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

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

Baseball, Sunday, July 29th 2012

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

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

Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors podcast

500 Level Podcasts, Wednesday, March 14th 2012

Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors podcast

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

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CBC Spends $3 Million Annually On Lawyers

Columns, Sunday, October 19th 2014

CBC Spends $3 Million Annually On Lawyers

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is a very litigious crown corporation By Stephen Pate – The Harper Government got raked over the coals for spending half a billion in external legal contracts since 2006. During the same period the CBC spent $21 million hiring external lawyers, making it the most profligate spender in the Canadian government.  That’s $3 million a year or about .2% of their annual $1.7 billion budget. {ads1}If the Harper government spent the same amount, his legal bill for 2013 would have been $440 million in one year. The CBC received about $1.15-billion in government funding and made $331-million from advertising for the year ended March 31, 2013. Specialty services and other sources brought its total revenue and funding for the year to $1.8-billion (results for the most recent year are not... 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

P&G brings engaging activities to this year's desiFEST

Press Releases, Wednesday, May 21st 2014

P&G brings engaging activities to this year's desiFEST

Toronto, ON – May 20, 2014 – From quick hairstyling with Pantene, makeup touch up with COVERGIRL to Bounty ending your messy food woes, this year’s desiFEST has a lot in store for you. All this comes after P&G brands, for the first time, partners with desiFEST, one of North America’s largest outdoor South Asian music concert. {ads1}“As co-presenter, we're excited to celebrate South Asian arts, music and culture through our household and beauty brands such as Crest, Pantene, Bounty, and Duracell. We look forward to creating memorable moments with every desiFEST attendee,” says Joyce Law, Senior Communications Manager, P&G Canada. With its family of top brands including Crest, Pantene, Olay, COVERGIRL, Gillette, Old Spice, Bounty, Tide and Duracell, P&G is committed to creating a memorable experience for the community by fuelling the festival with engaging... Read more

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What does Independence mean for Liverpool’s Creative sector?

Art & Culture, Saturday, September 27th 2014

What does Independence mean for Liverpool’s Creative sector?

A conference held by Edge Hill University’s Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) on 4 and 5 September will discuss what ‘independence’ means for and within Liverpool’s creative and cultural sectors. Paddy Hoey, Lecturer in Media at the University said: “Liverpool has always prided itself on standing alone from the rest of Britain like a cultural island of itself. We want to explore what sets Liverpool artists and musicians apart and the prospects of this continuing in an era of globalisation.” A panel of media and cultural experts will explore the roots of the city’s political and cultural independence and the role that the independent sector can play in Liverpool’s regeneration. The panel, chaired by Paddy Hoey, will comprise: •       Laura Brown: Journalist, writer and digital strategist•       Neil Atkinson: filmmaker and producer... Read more

Top global automotive brands

Automotive, Thursday, October 16th 2014

Top global automotive brands

How do the car brands we know and love stack up globally in brand presence and performance? Here they are ranked according to brand consultancy Interbrand and their renowned annual list of Top 100 Best Global Brands.   In order, the top automotive brands for 2014 are:   Toyota in 8th position, sits right behind Samsung at 7 Mercedes-Benz is 10th, directly after McDonalds at 9 BMW follows at 11 Honda sits in 20th position Volkswagen, 31 Ford, 39 Hyundai, 40 Audi, 45 Nissan climbs to 56th position from 65th last year Porsche, 60 Caterpillar although not a carmaker, builds things with wheels and engines and sits at 61 Kia, 74 Chevrolet, 82 Harley Davidson, 87 Land Rover is new to this Top 100 list and rounds up the automakers ranked for Best Global Brands 2014 in 91st position   Interbrand uses a broad range of data to evaluate a... Read more

Zaat: On Changing Gender Relations from Book to Screen

Books, Saturday, October 18th 2014

Zaat: On Changing Gender Relations from Book to Screen

Contributor Aisha K. Nasser explores the difference between Sonallah Ibrahim’s classic novel, Zaat, and the TV series it inspired, just as news comes that Ibrahim’s Sharaf (Honor) will also be coming to the screen: By Aisha K. Nasser Introduction “Zaat” in Arabic is a pronoun that means “self” or “person who shows a particular quality.” In Sonallah Ibrahim’s novel of the same name, the protagonist’s father calls her Zaat al-Himma, or Zaat for short. She is named Zaat al-Himma (one who shows/embodies resolution, ambition, or determination,) after the mother of Abou Zaid al-Hilali the legendary mythical character. Given that she has shown little resolution, ambition or determination in the novel, readers are left with the assumption that the name has been ironically intended. The scriptwriter for the television series based on Ibrahim’s novel, however, succeeded in turning this ironic... Read more

Hungama Festival Rocks Mississauga

Community, Thursday, June 26th 2014

Hungama Festival Rocks Mississauga

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

Glow your skin with 5 yoga steps to do every day

Daily Life, Saturday, October 11th 2014

Glow your skin with 5 yoga steps to do every day

Yoga release stress and make you feel relax. Following are 5 yoga steps to do everyday. Straight Stretching: First of all you need to stand straight in such away that your feet are equal and big toes touch each other. Leave your shoulders relax and give your neck to some hype. Now raise your arms and joins both palms; now lean on one side and stretch. Repeat the same action for other side as well. Bend Forward: Stand straight and then bend forward in such away that your hands reach the floor. This will make your body foldin a half and keep this position for at least 30 to 50 seconds. Breathe Deep: Sit on floor and bring your feet on opposite thighs. Now stretch both arms straight and take deep breathes with close eyes. Sit this way for 10 to 20 minutes to make your... Read more

Shopping: La Vallee Village Outlets Near Paris

Fashion, Saturday, October 4th 2014

Shopping: La Vallee Village Outlets Near Paris

For a shopaholic like myself, a visit to Paris is never complete without a shopping spree or two. But you really don’t have to spend a fortune in order to get something memorable to commemorate your trip, there’s always La Vallee Village to help you get the most bang for your euros. What’s La Vallee Village, you ask? Well, it’s a designer outlet mall, located a quick jaunt away from Central Paris, and just a skip and a hop from Disneyland Paris, and last June, I had the pleasure of shopping there! GETTING THERE From Disneyland Since we were staying at Disneyland, getting to La Vallee Village was a breeze! Direct shuttles are available from each Disneyland hotel, you just need to request one at the concierge desk. However, on our trip, we opted to take the RER instead. We got off... Read more

Pressed Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich

Food, Saturday, September 6th 2014

Pressed Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich

No panini pressis required: For the simplest Italian lunch, good cheese, a couple of cans and crusty bread, will do just good. Try to get ciabatta bread, in bins or bagged, at the bakery and or in the deli section. Its crusty exterior, floured and dense interior are just perfect for pressed sandwiches. INGREDIENTS: - Two tablespoons Dijon mustard - 1/2 loaf ciabatta bread (about 5 ounces), split horizontally and hollowed out - 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained, reserving 1 tablespoon oil {ads1}- 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced - Romaine lettuce leaves - Coarse salt and ground pepper - 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves STEP 1: In a normal small bowl, whisk together oil and mustard until thick; spread it on bread. Layer bottom half of bread with a few lettuce, then tomatoes, cheese and parsley. Season with pepper and... Read more

Aerosols and Ebola How Far Can Ebolavirus Spread?

Health, Thursday, October 16th 2014

Aerosols and Ebola How Far Can Ebolavirus Spread?

In searching for information on Ebola, I happened to find this rather old (1995) article on the transmission of Ebola (Zaire), the species of Ebola that is responsible for the current outbreak in Africa and the cases in North America.  The article by Dr. N Jaax, a veterinarian and his colleagues, was released December 1995 in "The Lancet", a renowned medical periodical, and provided a glimpse of how the Ebola virus could be transmitted through the air, a contrast to the widely held and much propagated theory that Ebola is spread only through direct contact with an infected person's bodily fluids.   {ads1}The authors begin by noting that the the route of infection for human filovirus exposures is unknown. As we've been repeatedly told, close contact with vomit, blood, diarrhea, tissue and... Read more

Subcontinent: Down memory lane

Homes, Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Subcontinent: Down memory lane

Set against the backdrop of history, monarchy and globe-trotting elegance, Subcontinent is back with its wide array of 19th and 20th century furniture pieces to exhibit at Karachi’s archaic Frere Hall on the 26th, 27th and 28th of September from 11 am till 9 pm.  Subcontinent is the brainchild of Sonia Rehman Qureshiwho made a slow and steady metamorphosis from a renowned TV actress to a well-established antique enthusiast. She has been recognized as one of the key “Pakistani Women” for her contribution in the field of art and culture. With a degree in Fine Arts from the prestigious National College of Arts, Lahore, she has been extrapolating her success in the international markets by taking up various interior designing projects. She has also recently extended her interest to restoring and reviving antique interior treasures, with individually selecting... Read more

Blogger Backs Down Scotia Bank

Naukri & Paisa, Friday, August 29th 2014

Blogger Backs Down Scotia Bank

After filing a defamation and stalking claim against a PEI blogger, the Bank of Nova Scotia withdraws their legal action By Stephen Pate – This is one of those David and Goliath stories where the little guy wins. PEI political muckraker Red Like Me and it’s journalist owner Rob McEachern were sued by the Bank of Nova Scotia over a story about investment advisor fraud. Rob McEachern, publisher of Red Like Me This week the Bank of Nova Scotia called it quits and discontinued their legal action. The details of the story are interesting but the bigger story is that independent journalists can report the news and stand up to big money interests. It is in the public interest to know when investment dealers have defrauded the public. Knowledge is power for consumers. Hiding stories like this... 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

Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The Point

Science, Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The Point

The debate over which energy storage technology will prove to be the best in the long-term is woefully misguided. Many technologies have been tested in the field or been fully installed, but their real-world applications have created constant questions around a number of fixed themes: the three-points concern cost, technology, and potential environmental impact, as well as the need for specific regulation and end-of-life management. Here, engineers have run into the dilemma of energy storage technology. It is difficult for any energy storage method, at least at the current stage of development, to produce the amounts of power and energy required at a cost-effective price. However, passing judgment on energy storage by using this equation alone is simply incorrect. After all, we do not expect renewable energy to provide a one-size-fits-all solution... Read more

Twitter Opened Porn Floodgate

Technology, Thursday, October 16th 2014

Twitter Opened Porn Floodgate

Except on iPhone or iPad, Twitter is drowning in porn pics and ads today By Stephen Pate – I was surprised this morning while browsing Twitter to find story after story with soft and hard-core porn pictures, along with sleazy dating sites. What’s with that? The change from no porn to lots of porn happened between 3 AM and 9 AM. At 3 AM there was no porn on my phone and at 9 AM there was tons of it. I’m not talking boobs. This is hard-core stuff like three-way penetration in full glorious detail. Presumably if people want that content, they don’t need Twitter shoving it down their throats. {ads1}Cross checking my iPad had no porn – thank you Apple for decency standards. On Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 its enough to make you sick, unless... Read more

New school year, new school… new friends (please!!)

Teens, Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

New school year, new school… new friends (please!!)

When you’re all cozy in a friendship you can totally relax. Even going to school is more fun because your friend is there. But when you move to a school where you know no one, and your bff friend from your old school stops acting like a friend, then nothing feels right. I recently got this email from a girl who is in that sad place: Where do I fit it?!  The Girls' Friendship Q&A Book, by Annie Fox, iIllustration by Erica DeChavez © 2014, Annie Fox and Erica DeChavez Hey Terra, Last year I moved to a new place. Later I heard that my best friend was best friends with some new girl. That girl is apparently really popular and cool (and also kinda mean) and in one year’s time my bff has become friends with all the poplar kids... Read more

Wiesbaden: Spas, Sightseeing and a Stunning Hotel

Travel, Monday, October 13th 2014

Wiesbaden: Spas, Sightseeing and a Stunning Hotel

It’s amazing how two German spa towns can be so different. I’d been staying in the small town of Baden-Baden, tucked away in the foothills of S.W. Germany’s Black Forest. From there I went straight to Wiesbaden, the capital city of the Federal State of Hesse, expecting to see much the same tourist fare offered by Baden-Baden. {ads1}However, I soon came to realize that trying to compare these two world-renowned spa towns doesn’t do justice to either of them. In fact, having natural springs welling up from the ground (dating back to Roman times)—and boasting two of the finest casinos in the country—is about all these two fascinating cities have in common. As it turned out, the burgeoning and stately city of Wiesbaden, in the middle of the Germany’s Rhine-Main heartland region, had plenty of attractions to keep... Read more

ECO-BEAUTY WORKSHOP at BEVLAB

What's On, Sunday, October 19th 2014

BevLab Queen West 1115 Queen West hosts my next eco-beauty workshop on Saturday November 1st, 2014 from 2-5p.m.Come join the fun and get crafty Do It Yourself eco-lipbalm, lip scrub and deoderant making while drinking craft...CLOUDS!!!Details and tickets here:http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/eco-beauty-diy-workshop-tickets-13534826029Please SHARE widely Read more

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Check out Mallika Sherawat shoots for Hawaii Five O

Masala, Sunday, October 19th 2014

Check out Mallika Sherawat shoots for Hawaii Five O

A while back we had reported that Mallika Sherawat would soon be seen in the popular TV series Hawaii Five O. In fact the actress had even posted a couple of images on her twitter account of the same revealing her look in the episodes. Now Mallika took to twitter again putting up more images of her shoot for the series saying, "On the sets of CBS #hawaiifiveo #mallikasherawat" Later adding yet another image this time one that captures her acting prowess she tweeted, "Shooting for #cbs #HawaiiFive0 #mallikasherawat #Bollywood" Hawaii Five O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more Read more

Liv Tyler’s Little Boy Is Already A Looker

Hollywood Gossip, Saturday, October 18th 2014

Liv Tyler’s Little Boy Is Already A Looker

Liv Tyler’s nine year old son Milo is growing up to be quite handsome. Liv, 37, walked Milo to school in New York and kept a coat wrapped around her pregnant tummy. Singer Royston Langdon is Milo’s father and Liv’s new boyfriend is British sports agent Dave Gardner, who happens to be David Beckham’s best friend. Liv, 37, will soon be reporting for work on season 2 of HBO’s “The Leftovers” (a show we’ve never understood) and it remains to be seen how her condition will affect her character. {ads1}Photo Credit: AKM-GSI Click HERE to read more from Janet Charlton Read more

Must See Movies The Best Of Men

Reviews, Thursday, October 16th 2014

Must See Movies The Best Of Men

Modern heroes: Dr. Ludwig Guttman revolutionizes the treatment of back injuries and fosters the Paralympic Games By Stephen Pate – Most biopics or docudramas fail miserably but “The Best of Men” succeeds at telling the story of Dr. Ludwig Guttmann with gripping emotional content. Dr. Ludwig Guttmann was a Jewish German  neurologist and neurosurgeon  who barely made it out of Germany before Hitler’s death camps and the Final Solution. Fortunately for the world, Dr. Guttmann had pioneering ideas on how to rehabilitate the men who had spinal cord injures from World War II. It is ironic that an exiled German doctor would create a way to rehabilitate people with disabilities during the war while Hitler carried out a program of state sponsored euthanasia of the disabled.  Hitler’s euthanasia program murdered disabled first Against the prejudice of the British medical system,... Read more

Meet The Patels

Previews, Monday, October 13th 2014

The film is a comedy about two Gujrati boys Tom Patel and Jerry Patel based in Mumbai. Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more Read more

How Heavy Is Bob Dylan The Lyrics: Since 1962?

Mainstream, Tuesday, October 7th 2014

How Heavy Is Bob Dylan The Lyrics: Since 1962?

My wife has a clear idea of where this Bob Dylan book fits in our library By Stephen Pate – “Can I put these Dylan song books away now?” I asked my wife as I picked up Dylan: 100 Songs & Pictures at 496 pages and The Definitive Dylan Songbook (Bob Dylan) at 790 pages. The books lay on the kitchen table for a week.  I was trying to figure out if I could lift The Lyrics: Since 1962 long enough to read some of those 960 pages. Bob Dylan The Definitive Songbook is so heavy I got it split in two and bound with a spiral binding so it will lay flat on a music stand. As for Dylan: 100 Songs & Pictures, it went on a bookshelf and had not moved until last week. “No leave... Read more

Music Review Kill Dil

Music :: Filmi, Thursday, October 16th 2014

Expectations: Shaad Ali is known for a good music sense - and has a great tuning with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Music: The acoustic-heavy, almost R.D. Burman-esque title-song 'Kill Dil' (Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan), a breezy, instrument-dominated groovy track, reminds us in parts of the epic title-music of Sholay. While Gulzar recites the introductory verse (which he also does in two more tracks) Sonu Nigam and Shankar Mahadevan sing with Kishore Kumar-esque abandon in the largely meaningless track that works while listening only because of its infectious rhythm and pace. We liked the sitar riffs in 'Happy Budday' (Sukhwinder Singh-Sonu Nigam) where Gulzar uses the imaginative line, 'Bas Aashiqon Pe Rahe Curfew' before taking a tangential look at the occasion. Sukhwinder sounds miscast in the song, as his rendition is somehow too harsh for a... Read more

Dil Ke Taar by The Gunsmith & MoHit feat. Jonita Gandhi

Local South Asians, Monday, September 30th 2013

Dil Ke Taar by The Gunsmith & MoHit feat. Jonita Gandhi

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Are Margin Debt Levels Telegraphing the Stock Market's Future?

Economy, Tuesday, October 14th 2014

Are Margin Debt Levels Telegraphing the Stock Market's Future?

Given the current high level of volatility in the stock market, I wanted to revisit a metric that reveals a great deal about investor sentiment, the size of the outstanding margin debt.  This is an update to postings that I have done over the past year.   Here is a graph showing the growing level of margin debt since January 2000:   Notice how the level of margin debt has pretty much grown steadily since the end of the Great Recession?  In August 2014,... Read more

The Price-Earnings Ratio and the Overbought Stock Market

Markets, Friday, October 17th 2014

The Price-Earnings Ratio and the Overbought Stock Market

The recent volatility in the stock market has come as shock to many investors, however, looking at historical data, we shouldn't really be all that surprised.   {ads1}Back in 2000, Yale Professor Robert Shiller, co-creator of the widely quoted Case-Shiller U.S. Home Price Index, wrote a book called Irrational Exuberance.  In the book, he used a data set consisting of monthly stock prices, dividends and earnings to ascertain whether or not the stock market is overvalued compared to historical levels.  The data... Read more

SIGNS Restaurant & Bar

Local Bazaar, Wednesday, September 17th 2014

SIGNS Restaurant & Bar

In a couple of months since SIGNS Restaurant and Bar has opened their doors they have certainly made an impact on the Deaf and the Hearing community.  Recently, forty five members of a deaf, U.S. based hockey team met at SIGNS, for lunch. The hockey team were already well versed in the art of American Sign Language (ASL) and were very comfortable placing their order by Signing.  The entire team was able to interact through their specialized knowledge of Signing. Lately,... Read more

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