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Cameron promises tax cuts and EU battle to attract voters

Cameron promises tax cuts and EU battle to attract voters

England, Wednesday, October 1st 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised in his Conservative conference speech on Wednesday to take a tough stance on Europe and tax cuts for millions to attract voters before general election 2015. During the... Read more

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Political Parties Reaffirm Their Position On Peace Talks

Africa, Monday, September 29th 2014

Political Parties Reaffirm Their Position On Peace Talks

Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro said, “This morning (Saturday) on 27th of September 2014 we met as legally registered political parties of South Sudan to review the position we took on the 10th of September 2014 regarding the representation of the Political Parties in the peace talks going now in Ethiopia town of Bahir Dar. Of course we heard from our representative in Bahir Dar that IGAD and the leadership of Seyoum Mesfin have decided to reject the participation of the delegation and was demanding individuals, contrary to the mandate that they have,” he explain “And recognizing the importance of the Political Parties as key stakeholders in the peace talks, we met today and we have just completed our meeting and resolve some of the important things that are read out in the statement,” he said. {ads1}In the statement to 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

Selangor CM To Be Sworn On Tuesday

Asia, Thursday, September 18th 2014

Selangor CM To Be Sworn On Tuesday

Today it was confirmed by the Selangor Palace that the new mentri besar will take his/her oath this Tuesday, the 23rd of September at the Istana Alam Shah in Klang. The Sultan of Selangor's private secretary, Mohamad Munir Bani, when contacted by Bernama on Thursday (Sep 18), however declined to divulge the name of the new chief minister. He said this would only be known on the day of the ceremony. “Yes, it is true. Tuesday morning, the new mentri besar will be sworn in,” the Selangor Sultan’s private secretary said. The new chief minister will be the mystery replacement of Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim. Bernama understands that Bukit Antarabangsa state assemblyman Mohamad Azmin Ali is likely to be made the new chief minister, holding the highest administrative post in Selangor.... 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

Aglukkaq Reverses Mounties Decision to Abandon Fur Hats

Canada, Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Aglukkaq Reverses Mounties Decision to Abandon Fur Hats

The Fur Institute of Canada has commended the federal government’s decision to keep Mounties in fur-lined hats on Wednesday. According to the group that advocates humane trap research, fur is of iconic nature to Canadians, just as the Mounties, so it deserves to stay. The group mentioned that "historically, the fur trade played a central role in the development of Canada, and, like the RCMP, has a significant and iconic position in Canadian heritage, culture and tradition," adding that "the FIC is pleased that the government's support for this heritage." The RCMP had announced earlier that wool tuques would be used instead of traditional fur-lined hats in cold winter months, but the federal government intervened on Tuesday and reversed the decision. Environment Minister, Leona Aglukkaq, stated on Tuesday that "I would... Read more

Cameron promises tax cuts and EU battle to attract voters

England, Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Cameron promises tax cuts and EU battle to attract voters

British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised in his Conservative conference speech on Wednesday to take a tough stance on Europe and tax cuts for millions to attract voters before general election 2015. During the Conservatives’ fall conference in the central English city of Birmingham, the party leader has argued that the austerity policy adopted under his government had helped in restoring Britain’s economic health after the Great Recession. Mr Cameron has said that if his party get another chance to make government then he would cut income taxes for middle-income earners and exempt the minimum-wage workers from it. However, he has also told the future Tory government would resume cutting public spending, trimming 25 billion pounds ($40 billion) in the two years after the election. The Prime Minister has said: “We want to cut more of your taxes, but we can... Read more

Victims of Nazi Euthanasia Get Memorial

Europe, Thursday, September 18th 2014

Victims of Nazi Euthanasia Get Memorial

Glass monument in Berlin honors 250,000 disabled euthanized by Nazis By Stephen Pate – A 80 ft. blue glass wall has been opened in front of the Berlin Philharmonie on the site housing the Nazi euthanasia offices. This completes a series of memorials to Nazi victims with other memorials to the Jewish, Gypsy and homosexual victims. Memorial in front of Berlin Philharmonie for victims of Nazi euthanasia of disabled (BBC photo) As a precursor to the mass extermination of the Jews and political undesirables, Hitler authorized a program to kill more than 250,000 people with mental and physical disabilities. The term “euthanasia” (literally, “good death”) refers to the inducement of a painless death for a chronically or terminally ill person who would otherwise suffer. Street plaque in front of Berlin Philharmonie to commemorate T4 victims of euthanasia (before glass memorial) In the Nazi... Read more

Xi Jinpings Day 2 In India

India, Thursday, September 18th 2014

Xi Jinpings Day 2 In India

This Thursday, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the Chinese President Xi Jinping did a joint press conference after a 90 minute meeting between the two leaders or the two giants of Asia. Both the countries signed twelve agreements together. The pacts between the countries included cooperation in railways, outer space and customs. Addressing the joint conference in New Delhi, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Various agreements are being exchanged between China and India in the presence of President Xi Jinping. I am glad that President Xi Jinping has come to India within months of our Government taking office". He further added that "It is important to have mutual trust and peace at the border to realise the full potential of the relationship between India and China.  All... Read more

At the UN, Rouhani Talks Tough

Middle East, Monday, September 29th 2014

At the UN, Rouhani Talks Tough

If Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sought to project one quality above all others in his address to the UN General Assembly, it was strength. He sought to exude this both as a leader, a president of strong will and character chosen by the Iranian people in a landslide victory, and also tried to present Iran with similar robustness. Iran, he argued, was a stable, secure and peace-loving country, a power to be reckoned with amidst a region beset by chaos. It was, by all measures, an admonition to the West to take Iran seriously, to appreciate its influence, and to recognize its regional weight. Rouhani arrived late at the assembly hall and as a result delivered his speech later than scheduled, but he was able to finish his 2000-word address swiftly.... Read more

Khan Refuses Offer For Talks

Pakistan, Thursday, September 18th 2014

Khan Refuses Offer For Talks

This Thursday, Imran Khan, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, refused the offer for talks, adding that he cannot talk about negotiations when his supporters and workers are in jail for no legal reason behind their arrest. He added that the people of this nation are coming out to make the Pakistan that Quaid-e-Azam wanted. Khan said wherever he went including the flood affected areas, all he heard was people saying ‘Go, Nawaz, Go’. “If I have to stay here for one year I will still and I’m ready because people have started to know about their rights. They know their rights now.” He said his 18 years of politics could not be compared with these 35 days of Azadi March because people are now aware of their rights. He added that... 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

Hindus commend religious instruction in California’s Modesto City Schools

South Asians Abroad, Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Hindus have welcomed teaching of World Religions in Modesto City Schools (MCS) in California and reportedly being the only one in the nation to make it a graduation requirement. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that teaching of semester-long religion to ninth grade students in MCS was a “step in the right direction”. Other school districts in the country should follow it. {ads1}Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued that opening-up the Modesto pupils to major world religions would make them well-nurtured, well-balanced, and enlightened citizens of tomorrow. It also made a good business sense to know the beliefs of “others” in a global community. Moreover, students should have knowledge of the entire society to become full participants in the society. Rajan Zed pointed... 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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Skeletons In Your Closet

Columns, Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Skeletons In Your Closet

Why is the CBC spending $100,000 to shut down a disability based business? By Stephen Pate –  The National (CBC) story Inspiration for Innovation – How Disabilities Are Changing Big Business white washes the reality that many business don’t want to hire people with disabilities and refuse to accommodate them. The CBC has an especially bad reputation for refusing to accommodate people with disabilities.  In my case, the CBC is fighting to shut down my self employment. CBC, fighting employment for the disabled (Photo Toronto Sun) 6 years ago I set up a news service using innovations like blogging, digital video, Facebook, and Twitter. I didn’t need a big budget to report the news. “The CBC does not know what to do about you,” explained a CBC reporter. CBC tried to force me out of business by taking away my Legislature Press Pass.  The excuse... 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

Convertible BMW 2 Series 2015

Automotive, Friday, September 12th 2014

Convertible BMW 2 Series 2015

BMW has taken the wraps off its new 2 door cabriolet before its endorsed debut at Paris Motor Event in October. The BMW two series is a straight replacement for the famous outgoing Convertible One Series. With the even and odd number strategy at BMW now, this replacement of 1 Series is now titled as the 2 Series. Primarily the car will be obtainable with three petrol and one diesel engines. The multifaceted fabric roof can be closed and opened electronically in twenty seconds at speed up to fifty Km/h. The latest convertible two Series is wider and longer than its outgoing model. 26mm wider and 72mm longer to be precise, now offering extra space to its sitters as well as enhanced handling. Boot space has been augmented compared to Convertible One Series by up to 9%. The BMW Convertible Two Series will go on sale in the... Read more

Kamel Daoud Wins Five Continents Prize for Novel that ‘Re-writes Camus’

Books, Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Kamel Daoud Wins Five Continents Prize for Novel that ‘Re-writes Camus’

The “Five Continents” prize for Francophone writing goes to Algerian debut novelist Kamel Daoud for his 2013 novel Meursault, contre-enquête (Mersault, the counter-enquiry) organizers said Monday: The book’s titular “Meursault” is the narrator of Albert Camus’s The Stranger (1942). But Daoud’s novel focuses not on Meursault, but on the brother of “the Arab” Meursault killed. The Five Continents jury was chaired this year by French novelist Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio. In a statement, Le Clézio said they wished to reward “a novel which questions our blindness both throughout history and today and examines the issue of justice and otherness once the terror of colonialism has abated.” According to Words Without Borders reviewer Suzanne Ruta: In 2010 a French reporter, in Oran to research Camus’ connection with the town, irritated Daoud by raising the tired question of whether Camus belongs to France or Algeria. “He’s not... 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

1.3 Billion Disabled Are Changing Big Business

Daily Life, Thursday, September 25th 2014

1.3 Billion Disabled Are Changing Big Business

1.3 billion people with disabilities are a driving force in technology and an inspiration for innovation. The disabled population is the fastest growing minority in the world. Globally, there are 1.3 billion people, a market roughly the size of China, living with disabilities. Big business wants a piece of the disabled market. It’s good business strategy to do adapt for the disability market.  And innovation is leading the way for new products for the accessible market.   By Ioanna Roumeliotis, CBC News – It’s not every day that Google comes calling. So, when Steve Mahan got the chance of a lifetime to test drive the car of the not-so-distant future, he couldn’t get in that driver’s seat fast enough. “This is great. Look Ma, no hands!” This is the Google Car. It can’t be driven. It drives itself. So really,... Read more

Kidswear brand Hopscotch Collection

Fashion, Monday, September 29th 2014

Kidswear brand Hopscotch Collection

Following the successful launch of Hopscotch’s secondstore at DHA Lahore earlier in May, Pakistan’s now acclaimed and popular kids wear label is set to open its third store in Lahore Cantt on Thursday, 25th September 2014! The brand’s newest store is located at Shop # LG 27, Fortress Square, Fortress Stadium, Lahore Cantt and will also feature Hopscotch’s latest Festive Fall collection. Hopscotch’s new Festive Fall/Eid 14 collection brings with it the excitement of exploration and features designelements consisting of dinosaurs, carnivals, space and many more fun things. The collection consists of an Eid eastern wear collection along with a western wear collection. The Eid collection has been inspired by the color, vibrancy and sheer fun of childhood. For girls, traditional Eastern wear such as churidar pajamas, flared kurtas with straight pants and more based in 100% cotton, lace, jamawar, net,... 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

Effective Weight Loss Tips

Health, Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

Effective Weight Loss Tips

Here are some very effective and best weight loss tips which you can employ and lose weight within no time. Make sure that you do not cut down on all the food and calories you are taking and you just have to decrease them. Eat a balanced diet, workout before eating and burn what you eat along with moving as much as you can and having a lot of water and fiber.  1. Be honest about you daily calorie allowance. This means your calorie budget allows you to build a healthy diet, and it helps prevent frustration about weight control. Get hold of your suggested daily calorie intakes based on gender, age, and physical activity level and make sure you abide by it.  2. Eat right after working out. A lot of people are seen working out after... 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

7 Things To Know About Windows 10

Technology, Wednesday, October 1st 2014

7 Things To Know About Windows 10

Windows 10 is coming next year – here are the quick facts By Stephen Pate – Microsoft is skipping Windows 9 and hoping we will jump to Windows 10 when it ships later in 2015. The various versions of Windows power 90% of all desktops in the world, according to Net Applications.  For Microsoft that means 1.5 billion users. With Windows 8, Microsoft tried bridge the competitive gap with Android and Apple who have 90% of the tablet and smartphone users.  It didn’t work since Microsoft has less than 3% of that space. Undaunted, Microsoft has announced the next version as Windows 10, with the hope they will convince more people in the mobile world to use Windows.  Here’s what’s new in Windows 10. 1. Microsoft wants technical and user feedback Windows Insider Program Windows 10 will start with... 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

Berlin’s Kreuzberg and Kreuzkölln: a Good Food, Drink & Coffee Guide

Travel, Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Berlin’s Kreuzberg and Kreuzkölln: a Good Food, Drink & Coffee Guide

Cafes, bars and restaurants continue to sprout out of Berlin’s gentrifying neighbourhoods like spargel in the summertime. Kreuzkölln, the apex of gritty Kreuzberg and Neukölln, and its surrounds, remain a lure for Berlin’s flock of international émigrés, students and creatives. It’s no secret that the borough offers some of the best and cheapest options in the city for great food, drink and coffee. After joining the flock a few months ago, here’s a fast rundown of some of our favourite food, drink and coffee go-to’s: EAT KREUZBERG Santa Maria{ads1}Hands down the best Mexican in town, perhaps the best outside Mexico. Santa Maria’s chicken enchiladas with green salsa are a dream, tacos are delicious and generously sized and, on Tuesdays they’re 1 Euro a hit. Great lunchtime deals and dangerously affordable shots of tequila and margaritas, Santa Maria is the Mexican gift that keeps on giving.Oranienstraße 170, 10999 Berlin Hoai... Read more

Gurendaizā and the Grand Gongs

What's On, Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Nuit Blanche: Les Rues Des RefusésA Nuit Blanche Renegade Art ProjectGurendaizā and the Grand Gongsby Guerilla Printing + PantayoVince Sunico ressurects the super robot, Gurendaizā, on a towering canvas while the all women kulintang ensemble, Pantayo, performs the soundtrack to the evening that will invoke Gurendaizā back to life.An art Read more

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Rana Daggubati to endorse Snapdeal

Masala, Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Rana Daggubati, who, after winning the hearts of millions alike in the south film industry, made his entry in Bollywood with films like Dum Maaro Dum and Department. What one sees is that, he has been missing from Bollywood scene of late. But insiders say that this man is now getting ready to be back with a bang with a big budget Hindi film very soon! {ads1}According to Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources, Rana Daggubati is now all set to endorse the online shopping major Snapdeal. The official announcement of the same is awaited. Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more Read more

The Eyes Of Alfred Hitchcock

Hollywood Gossip, Wednesday, October 1st 2014

The Eyes Of Alfred Hitchcock

Video via: Dangerous Minds{ads1}If you happen to like a good scare, as many people do, then you are undoubtedly a fan of Alfred Hitchcock. Nobody did psychological thrillers like he did in the fifty years he directed films. He particularly loved to jolt his audience with sudden shocking scenes. Above is a delicious video montage of intense scenes from Hitchcock movies that focus on the human EYE. Click HERE to read more from Janet Charlton Read more

Movie Review Raja Natwarlal

Reviews, Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

There have been many films in Bollywood, which have followed the 'Robin Hood' format in stories. At the same time, the silver screen has been a testimony to many films which have actually 'con-tested' the elections as far as conning is concerned. Films like DHOOM series, SPECIAL 26, BUNTY AUR BABLI, BLUFFMASTER, OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE!, AANKHEN etc... will always remain as the evergreen shining examples of films which has been made on the subject of con jobs. This week's release RAJA NATWARLAL (earlier titled SHAATIR) also follows the same path. The film starts off with Raja (Emraan Hashmi) a con artist by 'profession' and his partner in crime Raghav (Deepak Tijori) and their means to survive in the big bad city of Mumbai. Life goes on smoothly for Raja, courtesy... Read more

Movie Preview Gun Pe Done

Previews, Wednesday, October 1st 2014

{ads1}It is the comical story of two struggling artists trying to make it big in Bollywood. While Pancham gets a lead role, his love interest Monica receives an offer of astronomical amount for item dance at a New Year party thrown by hooch king. His right hand man Kamachi also falls in love with Monica and a channel is trying to do sting operation to prove involvement of a politician in illegal business of this hooch king. Everything turns topsy turvy. Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more Read more

What’s In The Three Versions of The Basement Tapes

Mainstream, Saturday, September 27th 2014

What’s In The Three Versions of The Basement Tapes

Sony has released three versions of Bob Dylan’s 1967 embryonic recording sessions with The Band – what do you get with each? By Stephen Pate – If you’re considering purchasing Bob Dylan’s The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 which one is the right one? This is not the old days when money was no object. Scarce resources translates into more careful purchases. Some people consider buying the physical CD’s or vinyl a waste of money and nothing but a storage problem. Other people like to hold the CD or album in their hands. For instance, the Japanese like to collect CD’s and vinyl over the North American passion for downloads. The 3 sets will be released on November 4, 2014 and are available for pre-order from Amazon.com. While I can’t make... Read more

Music Preview fChaarfutiya Chhokare

Music :: Filmi, Friday, September 26th 2014

Expectations: The theme is very topical, so we expect substance, if not commercial cleverness. Music: This is another small film this month based in India's interiors wherein the subject needs more of a rural folk flavour. Sharda Sinha, heard to good effect in the twin blockbusters Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Koun! ... and last in a Hindi film in Gangs Of Wasseypur 2, gets back to the film microphone with two tracks, the all-too-brief traditional 'Haldi Ke Rang' and the lament that is 'Kaun Si Nagariya'. Her voice is unchanged over 25 years and that shows her impeccable riyaaz and command over sur. She delivers the second number with a powerful 'throw' that matches the impact in the poetic lyrics (Bhikhari Thakur). Sudeep Banerjee's music is suitably poignant. The song's other version,... 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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The Economic Impact of the Ebola Epidemic

Economy, Wednesday, October 1st 2014

The Economic Impact of the Ebola Epidemic

The outbreak of Ebola in Western Africa has had a significant impact on the area, particularly the nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone that are at the forefront of the infected zone.  One thing that has received little attention is the impact of the unprecedented Ebola epidemic on the area's economy.   A report by the World Bank suggests the following:   Short-term impact on the economy (2014):   Guinea - growth reduced from 4.5 percent to 2.1 percent Liberia - growth reduced from 5.9 percent... Read more

Fed Up With Federal Inaction, States Act Alone on Cap-and-Trade

Markets, Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Fed Up With Federal Inaction, States Act Alone on Cap-and-Trade

Unsatisfied with the pace at which the federal government is acting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several U.S. states and a few Canadian provinces are forging ahead with their own initiatives. In 2013, California kicked off a cap-and-trade program in an effort to reduce its emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The first year of the program was a resounding success, with the state's economy expanding while at the same time adding renewable energy. But carbon markets are more effective, and far... 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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