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Mulcair Urges Canada to Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Mulcair Urges Canada to Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Canada, Thursday, September 3rd 2015

During a campaign stop in Toronto, NDP leader Tom Mulcair made an emotional demand for Canada to immediately accept 10,000 Syrian refugees on Thursday. Mr. Mulcair was almost in tears... Read more

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Hunger In Parts Of EES As Dry Spells Persist

Africa, Thursday, September 3rd 2015

The Chief Administrator of Buya Administrative Area, Hon. Antony Gore Pakamoi has said that Laarim region of Buya Administrative Area and Budi County is experiencing hunger as the dry spells persist.   {ads1}Gore said that effects of the hunger being experienced in the area will begin to show if humanitarian response is not availed soon. The Chief Administrator said that the poor harvest experienced this year in the area has contributed greatly to the current situation and may worsen due to lack of adequate rainfall during the planting season. He is appealing to aid agencies to come to the rescue of the affected population which has been caused by a prolonged dry spell this year that has led to the severe food shortage. He disclosed that no assessment on the issue has been carried out... Read more

Hillary Clinton's Fundraising Juggernaut

America, Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Hillary Clinton's Fundraising Juggernaut

With the word out that Vice President Joe Biden considering a run for the Oval Office in 2016, I thought that now was a good time to take a detailed look at who is backing his main rival, Hillary Clinton.   According to Open Secrets, as of June 30, 2015, this is how much Hillary Clinton has raised and spent:   Ms. Clinton has raised nearly three times as much as her closest Democratic competitor and spent nearly four times as much.  Of the total of $47,553,801 raised, 99 percent has come from individual contributions with 17 percent or $8,098,546 of individual donations coming in the form of small contributions and 82 percent or $38,840,036 coming in the form of large contributions.  PACs have contributed a total of $33,396 and Hillary Clinton has self-funded... Read more

China's Latest Weapon The Dong Feng 21D

Asia, Thursday, September 3rd 2015

China's Latest Weapon The Dong Feng 21D

A recent article in the Financial Times suggests notes that there could finally be a very significant game-changer in the struggle to stay atop the world's armed forces.  While the United States has become quite used to its basically unchallenged position as the world's sole superpower, it appears as though China has unveiled its "carrier killer" missile during its marking of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.   Let's open with this map showing China's current defensive layers:   {ads1}China and its navy (People's Liberation Army (Navy) or PLA (N) is currently primarily focussed on the "near seas" where it is dealing with disputes over the sovereignty of various islands in the South China Sea.  China also has a long term goal of reunification with Taiwan and hopes to prevent a third party from... 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

Mulcair Urges Canada to Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Canada, Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Mulcair Urges Canada to Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees

During a campaign stop in Toronto, NDP leader Tom Mulcair made an emotional demand for Canada to immediately accept 10,000 Syrian refugees on Thursday. Mr. Mulcair was almost in tears when he mentioned seeing the photo of the body of a three-year-old Syrian refugee whose family allegedly attempted to escape to Canada but had been rejected. In his remarks, Mulcair stated that “this morning we see a little boy getting picked up on a beach, as a dad and a grandfather it is just unbearable that we are doing nothing.” He explained that “Canada has an obligation to act and it would be too easy this morning to start assigning blame.” Even though he said he would not assign blame, Mulcair pointed out that an NDP MP hand-delivered a letter about... Read more

EU to Invite Cameron to Discuss Proposed Reforms, Britain’s Membership

England, Thursday, September 3rd 2015

EU to Invite Cameron to Discuss Proposed Reforms, Britain’s Membership

The European Parliament has requested UK Prime Minister David Cameron to address its members and inform them about his membership renegotiation proposals. This is undoubtedly a golden opportunity for Cameron to convince EU members to back his EU reforms. The president of European parliament, Martin Schulz, is anticipated to soon write to Mr. Cameron and offer him to present his proposals for renegotiating Britain's membership. Having said that, members of EU are pressing that Mr. Cameron should "transparently outline" what changes he is proposing. Brussels has urged PM to be clearer over the country’s renegotiation with EU. Although PM Harper has not openly disclosed all of his proposals, he did mention his willingness to curtail EU laws on freedom of movement and the ability for Britain to show a red card... 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

Why the Battle Against Middle East Jihadist Terrorism Is Unwinnable

Middle East, Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Why the Battle Against Middle East Jihadist Terrorism Is Unwinnable

The battle against ISIS seems to be going nowhere.  As shown on this map, despite the consortium of Western nations that are fighting against its advance, ISIS controls a significant portion of western Iraq and Syria:   As we know, Islam is divided into two competing branches; Sunni and Shia.  With that in mind, let's open this posting with this diagram that helps to explain which nations are Shia and which are Sunni along with further subdivisions and which branch has the majority in each nation:   Here is a map showing the global Shia-Sunni divide with Shia majority nations shown in yellow and Sunni majority nations shown in green:     {ads1}The geopolitical landscape of the ongoing fight in Syria has become extremely complex.  The four-year-long conflict started with pro-democracy protests in March 2011 which were met... Read more

DHA Lahore, Zameen.com successfully organise DHA Lahore Property Festival 2015

Pakistan, Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Lahore and Pakistan’s largest real estate website Zameen.com successfully co-hosted a successful, fun-filled property festival on August 29 and 30, 2015. The event, DHA Lahore Property Festival 2015, witnessed a massive footfall of families and real estate aficionados. Administrator DHA (ADHA) Brig. Zafar Yasin Babar was the honourable chief guest at the event. More than 30 trusted real estate agencies, including Honesty Real Estates and Developers, Subhan Estate, Ghani Estates, Safari Estate and Opportunity Estate exhibited at the event. DHA itself showcased several of its planned projects like DHA Multan, DHA Bahawalpur, DHA Peshawar, Prism 9 (DHA Lahore Phase IX) and IVY Green (Sector Z Phase VIII) at the festival. {ads1}“DHA Lahore has collaborated for the first time with a private company to organise an event of this scale.... 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

To celebrate Pope’s visit, Free Library of Philadelphia exhibits Hindu scroll

South Asians Abroad, Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, to “celebrate the landmark papal visit to Philadelphia”, Free Library of Philadelphia is displaying a 64-foot Hindu “Bhagavata Purana” scroll (ca. 1750-1800).   Its “Sacred Stories” exhibition, till January 30, is also showcasing a leaf illustrating the famous Hindu legend of “churning of the ocean of milk” (1598), an 1813 illuminated manuscript of the Mahabharata, Birth of Krishna miniature (1650-1700), Krishna and Holi miniature (1600-1625) and illustration of scholars translating the Mahabharata (1598).   {ads1}Commending Free Library of Philadelphia for displaying Hindu texts, miniatures and illustration; distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth.   Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged... 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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Where Is The Stephen Harper 2007 Canadians With Disabilities Act?

Columns, Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Where Is The Stephen Harper 2007 Canadians With Disabilities Act?

Will either NDP Tom Mulcair or Liberal Justin Trudeau restore justice for Canadians with disabilities keeping Stephen Harper’s failed promise? {ads1}By Stephen Pate – Canada is 8 years beyond Stephen Harper’s promise of a Canadians With Disabilities Act without any legislation. I couldn’t find a single government reference to it online. In the meantime, the USA celebrates 25 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act, legislation that actually works promoting equality for Americans living with disabilities. In his February 2007 speech, Prime Minister Harper promised, along with fiscal controls and tough on crime policies, “We will also move forward with new legislation, the Canadians with Disabilities Act.”Prime Minister Harper outlines agenda for a stronger, safer, better Canada. Look around and tell me if you think we have a Canadians with Disabilities Act. Where is the... 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

Ali al-Muqri’s Hurma: Sex, War, Religion

Books, Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Ali al-Muqri’s Hurma: Sex, War, Religion

The celebrated Yemeni author Ali al-Muqri’s Hurma, trans. T.M. Aplin (2015), is his first novel to appear in English. Some preliminary thoughts about the novel: {ads1}Unlike the al-Muqri novels that were longlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (Black Taste, Black Smell and The Handsome Jew) this 2012 novel is bursting-but-bursting with sex. Indeed, although the narrative never snaps, the springs of the book are whining beneath the weight of it. The only thing that gives us any refuge is a tape of Um Kulthoum’s that is played obsessively, over and over, the protagonist searching for an answer in the lyrics. Each chapter is a flip of the tape. This sex here is not subordinated to or masked by some other desire, some other purpose in our protagonist’s life. It’s the... Read more

OMNI Television and OMNITV.ca 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 OMNITV.ca 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

Downriver Community Services Fired Counselor Because of Disability

Daily Life, Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Downriver Community Services Fired Counselor Because of Disability

EEOC files suit when breast feeding disabled woman fired EEOC, DETROIT – A New Haven, Mich.-based provider of community health services violated federal law by denying a reasonable accommodation to, firing, and then refusing to rehire a female employee because of her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. {ads1}The lawsuit alleges Holly Wiseman was a breastfeeding peer counselor for Downriver Community Services and was denied extended leave to treat her herniated disc in January 2014.  The lawsuit further alleges that Wiseman was fired and then denied rehire because of her disability. Such alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits employers from discriminating against employees because of a disability.  The agency seeks to recover monetary compensation for Wiseman in the form of... 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

REVIEW: THE BODYSHOP TEA TREE FLAWLESS BB CREAM

Health, Thursday, August 27th 2015

REVIEW: THE BODYSHOP TEA TREE FLAWLESS BB CREAM

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

4 Ways You & Your Friends Can Help Each Other Spend Less Money …

Naukri & Paisa, Thursday, September 3rd 2015

4 Ways You & Your Friends Can Help Each Other Spend Less Money

Hailing from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for First Business Network, Nicole Lapin went on to become the youngest anchor at both CNN and CNBC, while also contributing to MSNBC and Today. Current projects include the AOL Originals show I'll Never Forget My First, along with the CW original show Hatched. Nicole is a correspondent for the Wendy Williams Show and The Insider. Plus, she is really the only finance expert you don’t need a dictionary to understand.   I’m not going to hunt you down to make sure you’re keeping track of all of your expenses in your LBD (Little Budget Diary), conquering your debt once and for all, or saving for retirement the smart way. That’s on you. But one surefire way to stay on track is to develop a community... 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

Books Brews Book Club

What's On, Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Celebrate Toronto Beer Week with a very special book club! Meet Upshtairs at Tequila Bookworm (512 Queen St W) for a discussion of Jennifer Egan's "A Visit from the Goon Squad" over pints of craft beer. Copies of the book are available at the Sanderson branch, online through Overdrive or by placing a hold to be picked up at your local branch.Doors Read more

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You can't miss Meghna Gulzar's Talvar

Masala, Thursday, September 3rd 2015

You can't miss Meghna Gulzar's 'Talvar' Meghna Gulzar recently released the trailer of her upcoming film- 'Talvar'. The film is based on the the Noida Murder case of 2008 and promises to bring in light the three different perspective around the case.We list down various reasons, which makes 'Talvar' a must watch:   -The Arushi Talwar case- Back in 2008 the media was abuzz with this double murder case where a teenage girl and a servant were found murdered. The films team has done in depth research around the case before starting the film. 'Talvar'  will be a great insight towards revealing different facets of the case, which the common man is unaware of. The film showcases three different viewpoints about the case, which makes it even more interesting.   -A stellar team- {ads1}One can't afford to... Read more

LENA DUNHAM DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO DRESS IN LA

Hollywood Gossip, Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

LENA DUNHAM DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO DRESS IN LA

{ads1}Lena Dunham and Reese Witherspoon had a business lunch meeting with someone in Los Angeles (discussing a project?) and Reese showed up looking California perky on a hot and sunny day. New Yorker Lena was clad in a black dress and an ankle length trench coat tied with a red bow. On a brighter note, Lena observed that Justin Bieber’s new song promotes a rape culture – he asks “What do you mean – yes or no?” She means NO, Justin! Photo Credit: AKM-GSI 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 Katti Batti

Music :: Filmi, Thursday, September 3rd 2015

EXPECTATIONS There are some very good expectations from the music of Katti Batti. The music of Nikhil Advani's Hero has just been released and is doing quite well for itself. Also, partnership of Nikhil Advani and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy comes with good credibility as well. With Kumaar joining hands as a lyricist, it is a unique combination too. Since the film is a love story, the stage is set for the team to deliver a good soundtrack. MUSIC The start is good too with Neeti Mohan, Siddharth Mahadevan and Karan Mehta (for rap) coming together for the flagship number 'Sarfira'. A club outing which is on the same lines as 'Bang Bang' [Bang Bang] or 'Dhat Teri Ki' [Gori Tere Pyaar Mein] in terms of stage, setting, style and mode, this one gets attached to... 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 World's First Clean Oil Sands Project: An Interview With Dr. Gerald Bailey …

Economy, Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

After decades of exhaustive attempts to overcome the dirty reputation of oil sands, we finally have an environmentally-friendly and low cost method to tap into these vast resources in the state of Utah—good news both for Mother Nature and all oil and gas investors. MCW Energy Group's CEO, former Exxon President of the Arabian Gulf region, Dr. R. Gerald Bailey, tells Oilprice.com in an exclusive interview that his hunt for an innovative technology that simultaneously makes money and cleans up the... Read more

OPEC Divorce And Self-Destruction Thanks To Saudi Oil Strategy?

Markets, Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

OPEC Divorce And Self-Destruction Thanks To Saudi Oil Strategy?

 "If you are the world's leading energy economy, you produce energy, that's what you do." "A government can stay irrational longer than it can stay solvent." "Even in the short term, you're dead, if you commit suicide." {ads1}The first quote modifies a GEICO commercial describing a free-range chicken (If you're a free range chicken, you roam free, that's what you do), the second, the famous John Maynard Keynes quote about markets (The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent), the... 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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