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Flash Floods Haunt Singapore

Flash Floods Haunt Singapore

Asia, Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Heavy rainfall this Tuesday caused a series of flash floods in Singapore and left a trail of fallen trees. Flash floods were experienced at MacKenzie Road, Kramat Lane and Bassein... Read more

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Pibor Intellectuals Embrace Presidential Order Forming GPAA

Africa, Monday, July 28th 2014

Pibor Intellectuals Embrace Presidential Order Forming GPAA

In a decree read out on Thursday evening on the state television channel, the President of the republic of South Sudan established the Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) as a "structure annexed under the Presidency." The decree was in implementation of the peace agreement signed earlier this year, which ended four years of conflict in Jonglei state (JS) between the Government of South Sudan and South Sudan Democratic Movement (SSDM) Cobra faction. On Friday, JS Minister of Information and communication, Judi Jonglei Boyoris, who is from the Ngalam ethnic group in Pibor, said natives of greater Pibor are very happy with the initiative of the President of the Republic of South Sudan in announcing greater Pibor administrative area as a separate body, outside of Jonglei government. Boyoris says Greater Pibor Administration Area leadership... Read more

America's Consumer Debt Delinquency Crisis

America, Wednesday, July 30th 2014

America's Consumer Debt Delinquency Crisis

A recent study by the Urban Institute and the Consumer Credit Research Institute looks at debt delinquency in the United States.  Before we delve into the contents of this study, let's look at how much commercial bank consumer debt there is out there according to FRED:   According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, there is a total of $1.17 trillion in consumer loans outstanding at America's commercial banks.  At the beginning of the Great Recession, there was "only" $798.1 billion in consumer debt in December 2007.  This means that consumer debt to the commercial banks alone has risen by $372 million or 46.6 percent in less than seven years.   If we look at total consumer debt including housing and non-housing debt, this is what we find:   In the first quarter of 2014,... Read more

Flash Floods Haunt Singapore

Asia, Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Flash Floods Haunt Singapore

Heavy rainfall this Tuesday caused a series of flash floods in Singapore and left a trail of fallen trees. Flash floods were experienced at MacKenzie Road, Kramat Lane and Bassein Road. PUB, the national water agency, informed in a statement that the heaviest rainfall was recorded at Handy Road with a total rainfall of 95.4mm from 2.10pm to 4pm. It peaked between 2.30pm and 3pm, with a rainfall of 49.4mm. PUB further added that the flash flood was due to intense rain which overwhelmed the drainage systems in the areas. The localized flash floods subsided soon and these three important roads remained open for traffic. {ads1}To improve flood protection, the existing culvert at the downstream junction of MacKenzie Road and Bukit Timah Road will be upgraded in tandem with the Land Transport... 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

Durham police search for missing Ontario Shores man Richard Landry

Canada, Monday, July 28th 2014

Durham Regional Police are trying to locate a male who has been missing from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences since yesterday. {ads1}Richard Landry, age 46, was last seen yesterday at 1 p.m. walking away from the facility located at 700 Gordon Street in Whitby. Not returning to the hospital is unusual for LANDRY.  He is described as a male, white, 5’8” tall, about 160 lbs. with hazel eyes, short grey/brown hair and a moustache. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray T-shirt, brown shoes and was carrying a back pack. A photo is attached. Landry requires medication and the longer he goes without it, he may be at risk of self-harm or may display assaultive behaviour towards others.  Update: The 46-year-old male missing from Ontario Shores in Whitby has been found, safe and... Read more

Torrential downpours and flash flooding cause travel chaos across SE England

England, Monday, July 28th 2014

Torrential downpours and flash flooding cause travel chaos across SE England

Torrential downpours and hail storms have hit parts of South East England on Monday morning, causing flash flooding and travel chaos. The thunder and lightning storms have hit the Hove, Brighton and Worthing areas of Sussex, resulting in the disruption to train service along the south coast. An electricity substation was also hit with lightning at around 6.20am causing power cuts to the coastal rail route. A Network Rail spokesperson has told: “There was a lightning strike at 6.20 at an electricity substation, which meant we lost the power supply to the third rail – which provides traction power to the trains. There have been delays and cancellations in the Brighton to Shoreham line, but not the main line to London.” {ads1}Most of the services have become normal now but earlier delays of up... Read more

As Russia's Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle

Europe, Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

As Russia's Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle

The confrontation between Russia and the West took a turn for the worse with the downing of a Malaysian airliner on July 17, and that could spell trouble for several major oil companies operating in Russia. Just one day earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama slapped sanctions on Russia over its ongoing role in the destabilization of Ukraine. The sanctions prohibited American banks from issuing loans with a maturity of over 90 days to four key Russian companies – Rosneft, Novatek, Gazprombank, and VEB. "Because Russia has failed to meet the basic standards of international conduct, we are acting today to open Russia's financial services and energy sectors to sanctions," U.S. Treasury Official David S. Cohen said in a press release describing the agency's actions. The sanctions tightened the economic noose on the Russian... Read more

Gadkari Denies Bugging Reports

India, Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Gadkari Denies Bugging Reports

The Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari, this Wednesday informed the media that all reports claiming that his residence was bugged and high power listening devices were recovered from his place are all ‘totally baseless and false”. The Indian Newspapers have been filled with reports that claimed that high-tech bugging devices were found at Gadkari’s residence in Delhi. Later it was reported that the devices were not installed in his Delhi house but were found at his residence in Mumbai. The former BJP president highlighted this point and informed the media that there no truth in the reports. “First they said Mumbai home, then Delhi home. Reports are totally false,” said the Union Minister. When asked about Subramanian Swamy's allegation that the bugging was done last year around October, the former BJP president... Read more

The Shrinking and Crowded Gaza Strip

Middle East, Wednesday, July 30th 2014

The Shrinking and Crowded Gaza Strip

As shown on this map from ReliefWeb, a service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), due to the hostilities between Israel and Hamas, the liveable size of the Gaza has decreased substantially:   Please note that approximately 250,000 people were living in the "no go" zone prior to the most recent hostilities.  The "no go" area covers about 162 square kilometres or 44 percent of the total area of the Gaza Strip.  Interestingly, prior to the most recent hostilities, the whole of Palestine , including the West Bank, was the 15th most densely populated state in the world.  In 2013, the Gaza Strip had 1,701,437 citizens living in a total area of 365 square kilometres for a total population density of 4661 persons per square kilometre.... Read more

Parts Of Pakistan Celebrate Eid Today

Pakistan, Monday, July 28th 2014

Parts Of Pakistan Celebrate Eid Today

This Monday has brought the auspicious day of Eid-ul-Fitr in some parts of Pakistan which celebrate their Eid with Saudia Arabia. This Eid will again be divided between two days, with few parts of Pakistan celebrating their Eid today whereas the rest of Pakistan will celebrate the Eid after the sighting of the moon of Shawal. Eid-ul- Fitr is being celebrated in a few parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA after a late night announcement by unofficial Ruet-e-Hilal Committee that the Shawal moon has been sighted according to local channels. Eid was announced in parts of Bannu, Mardan, Hangu, Bajaur Agency, Kohat, Charsadda, Swabi, and also in some areas of Peshawar with the Eid prayers said this morning. Yesterday Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, the Imam of the unofficial Ruet-e-Hilal Committee president in... Read more

Could Gang Violence End Mexico's Shale Dream?

South America, Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Could Gang Violence End Mexico's Shale Dream?

Violence in Mexico could thwart hopes of a budding shale boom, as oil and gas companies operating in Texas may think twice about moving south of the border. Mexico holds an estimated 545 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale gas and 13 billion barrels of shale oil, but progress in developing those resources has been slow. The obstacles to kick-starting Mexico's shale industry have dampened the once lively enthusiasm surrounding Mexico's historic energy reform. Mexico passed legislation last year that opened up the country's oil and gas sector to private investment, ending a 75-year monopoly by state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex). But the secondary laws that the government must pass to actually implement the legal framework for oil and gas development are proving much more contentious. {ads1}Political disputes over what could be 21 separate... Read more

New Jersey to have majestic 162-acre Hindu temple

South Asians Abroad, Saturday, July 26th 2014

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville (New Jersey, USA), currently under construction, will reportedly be spread over 162 acres and be ready in 2017 with an estimated cost of over $150 million. “Mandir Mahotsav”, a series of celebrations and ceremonies to inaugurate this intricate hand-carved temple, also known as Akshardham Mahamandir, will be held on August 10 in the presence of Sadguru Pujya Mahant Swami, Sadguru Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami and Sadguru Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami. {ads1}About 2,000 artisans are said to be working in Rajasthan (India) crafting various parts of the temple, which will finally be assembled by master craftsmen in Robbinsville. Besides marble from Rajasthan, Italian marble is also being used. A team of about 5,000 people is looking after the project in Robbinsville, reports suggest. Its main building will reportedly consist of... Read more

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Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Forward Daniel Winnik

Hockey, Monday, July 28th 2014

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Forward Daniel Winnik

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed forward Daniel Winnik to a one-year contract. Winnik, 29, played 76 games for the Anaheim Ducks in 2013-14, registering career highs in assists (24) and points (30) while adding six goals, 23 penalty minutes and a plus-six rating. He also posted an assist and two penalty minutes in nine playoff games with the Ducks last season. The 6-2, 207-pound centreman has accumulated 150 career NHL points (49 goals, 101 assists) and 226 penalty minutes in 490 games with Phoenix, Colorado, San Jose and Anaheim. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Winnik was originally selected by Phoenix in the ninth round, 265th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft. 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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Shaikh Ayman al-Zawahiri's The Terrorists' Handbook

Columns, Monday, July 21st 2014

Shaikh Ayman al-Zawahiri's The Terrorists' Handbook

In a recent posting, I referred to a document that was released by Shaikh Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's former right hand man and al-Qaeda's current leader, to educate his followers and those of other groups involved in the global Islamic jihad.  I want to take a more in-depth look at what could be termed "Miss Manners for the Global War Against non-Muslims".   In September 2013, As-Sahab Media, an al-Qaeda media outlet, publicly released Zawahiri's "General Guidelines for Jihad" in both Arabic and English.  Here is the Arabic title page:     Generally, these sorts of communications within the Islamic community were released by way of secure communications but in this case, the concept of "keeping it within the family" was ignored.  Terrorist groups usually like to keep their messages private because the airing... 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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UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi fast becoming the global hub of choice for new filmmakers

Art & Culture, Thursday, June 12th 2014

UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi fast becoming the global hub of choice for new filmmakers

{ads1}A true home grown industry is emerging made up of new filmmakers who now call Abu Dhabi home. “The city of Abu Dhabi made my dream come true for me.” says Faraz Waqar “I have studied filmmaking in Abu Dhabi, all my films have been written, directed, shot and completed in Abu Dhabi. The cast and crew for all my films some of which have been screened at prestigious international film festivals such as Cannes, are all from Abu Dhabi….Its the city that made my filmmaking dream come true.” says Faraz Waqar – the first Pakistani film Director to have ever made a silent film. Faraz is one of the growing breed of new young filmmakers who are choosing to make Abu Dhabi their new home and a base for their international... Read more

Back to back racing on Streets of Toronto

Automotive, Monday, July 21st 2014

Back to back racing on Streets of Toronto

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 in Toronto will forever be known in IndyCar history as the first same-day full length race doubleheader of modern IndyCar racing. After a much delayed Race 1 on Saturday due to inclement weather, IndyCar and Honda Indy Toronto race organizers had made the decision to postpone the first race of the weekend doubleheader to Sunday. [Read about Saturday here] Two full length races on the same day means incredible endurance stresses on drivers and added pressure on both drivers and crew to keep their cars in full working order. Any serious damage to a car in the first race would mean there may not be an opportunity for a return a few hours later to Race 2. This became a very real scare for Takuma Sato in Race 1. Race... Read more

Book Review How Does It Feel Presley Beatles Dylan and the Philosophy of Rock…

Books, Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Book Review How Does It Feel Presley Beatles Dylan and the Philosophy of Rock & Roll

Grant Maxwell’s philosophical book on rock and roll is difficult but rewarding By Stephen Pate – Grant Maxwell’s How Does It Feel?: Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Philosophy of Rock and Roll is one book I wanted to hate from the first page. Even the book’s title is too long. However, I have come to the opinion that, unless you like wading through the garbage can of Dylan’s personal life or reading second-rate music criticism,  How Does it Feel is the best book on Bob Dylan since Christopher Rick’s Dylan’s Visions of Sin. The book is not just about Dylan, although he gets more than 50% of the book’s discussion. How Does It Feel? the Philosophy of Rock and Roll is about rock and roll, the sound track of our lives. Using... 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

If it's on the Internet, it's true

Daily Life, Tuesday, July 29th 2014

If it's on the Internet, it's true

  I was prompted to write after seeing this posted. I had seen it before and investigated the accuracy of the attribution, but thought now to talk about the bigger picture of how we collectively disseminate misinformation much in the same way our ancestors said the Earth was flat. It isn't, just to be clear. The Guardian - Nov 10/2012 Betty White: TV's golden girl on 63 years in showbusiness by Michael Cragg "Why do people say 'grow some balls'? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding." If you happen to look this quote up, you'll see it attributed to notoriously sweet 90-year-old TV great Betty White. Only those words never passed her lips, and she'd quite like people to bear that... Read more

How to Do a Nail Heart

Fashion, Monday, July 28th 2014

How to Do a Nail Heart

Heart shaped nail art is very popular amongst ladies who want to keep their nails trendy. They spend too much on a simple nail routine just to get these patterns because they have it in mind that such a nail art might require a lot of effort and might be very difficult. Well we have news for you divas out there, heart shaped nail arts are probably the simplest and easiest ones you can ever encounter. They require little to no effort and look fabulous especially when you are planning to go for a summer party or just a trip to the mall with friends. So here is how you do it: Start off by cleaning up your hands and then cleaning the surface to give a professional and finished look in the end. Wash... Read more

Easy and Quick Snacks for Eid

Food, Monday, July 28th 2014

Easy and Quick Snacks for Eid

With all the joys of Eid; house wives are planning what to cook. Here are easy and quick snacks recipes that will surely help you to make your Eid delicious for your loved once.  1. Meethi Ghujiya: This is so easy but absolutely divine and impressive to serve snack recipe. Ingredients: Flour 250 gm, baking powder 1 tbsp, Oil 3 – 4 tbsp, khoya 125 gm, ( almond chopped , pistachio chopped, raisin, crushed coconut)  50 gm each, sugar 125 gm, sugar syrup ½ cup, oil for frying. Method: - Take a bowl and mix flour, baking powder, oil together and pour some water to make dough. Knead them well and make medium consistency dough and then wrap the dough in plastic and keep aside. - Take another bowl put all the nuts, khoya, and sugar and mix... Read more

Benefits of Yoga Exercise

Health, Monday, July 21st 2014

Benefits of Yoga Exercise

A popular routine that can strengthen your body immediately is yoga. Whether you’ve tried it or not, you must have definitely heard about yoga. Yoga has its own customs and its own following. Moreover besides being utterly relaxing, it has a lot of health benefits as well. Yoga helps you in getting that perfect body you’ve always dreamed of in addition to relieving stress, losing excessive body weight and fighting allergy symptoms. Yoga has basically originated from India and it is a way of life for most people there. Yoga involves both mind and body and thus rejuvenates your complete being. With stretching exercises, strong breathing techniques and some simple contortions, yoga helps one feel relaxed and stress free. Apart from this yoga is known for weight loss, maintaining blood pressure and improving heart functions within... Read more

How to Fix Simple and Small Outdoor Living Spaces

Homes, Saturday, July 26th 2014

How to Fix Simple and Small Outdoor Living Spaces

Here are some impressive ideas to fix simple and small outdoor living spaces.  1. Make Swing cum Seating Area: If you are having porch, patio or deck that is neglected somehow then you can transform that ordinary outdoor place into an open air living area by adding some simple things like hanging swing, a rug and wooden chair, mood lighting etc. Encourage your guests and family members to sway on a slatted-wood porch swing (to give natural look hang your swing with sturdy ropes rather than chains). Place some cushions on swing to add value and comfort to your outdoor place. By adding candle lanterns you can create a subtle nighttime glow. You can hang it on ceiling or place it on table or railings. It is easy to move wherever you need them and require no... Read more

Vancouver resident celebrates jackpot win

Naukri & Paisa, Friday, July 11th 2014

Vancouver resident celebrates jackpot win

Canadian IT worker has beaten all odds to win a huge payout in a mobile casino. The thirty something earned a huge $169,072 prize after playing progressive slots at Slotland EU’s Tikal Treasure slot game. He joins the ranks of many other jackpot winners who have each earned an average of $175,000 four or five times a year. The winner, who did not wish to be named, had been playing progressive online slots for around four years before he hit the latest jackpot. He claimed he had been “grinding away” for a few hours on his lucky night, winning a few prizes bigger than $1,000, before he hit the final lucky prize. What exactly does he plan to do with his winnings? “I guess I’ll go shopping and pay off my credit... Read more

Baltic Sea Mystery similar to Mystery of Everyman’s Way

Mysterious, Sunday, July 1st 2012

Baltic Sea Mystery similar to Mystery of Everyman’s Way

There was a strange object discovered in the summer of 2011 by a group of Swedish treasure hunters from an ocean explorer team from Sweden.  Quite recently, this Ocean X Team conducted a second expedition to the circle-shaped object in the Baltic Sea and found something they have never experienced before. First they thought it was just stone or a rock cliff, but after further observations the object appeared more as a huge mushroom, rising 3-4 meters/10-13 feet from the seabed, with rounded sides and rugged edges. The object had an egg shaped hole leading into it from the top, as an opening. On top of the object they also found strange stone circle formations, almost looking like small fireplaces. The stones were covered in something resembling soot. “During my 20-year... Read more

The Summers of the Future

Science, Wednesday, July 16th 2014

The Summers of the Future

Recent research by Climate Central gives us an idea of what summer will feel like in the year 2100 if current emission trends continue.  The study projects the high summer temperatures, the average of the daily maximum temperatures for the months of June, July and August, for 1001 cities in the United States for the end of the 21st century and then compares that temperature to current temperatures elsewhere in the United States and the rest of the world.   Research has already shown that average summer temperatures in the United States have been on the increase since the 1970s as shown on this map where the darker red colors indicate higher levels of warming:     On average, since 1970, national summer temperatures have increased at a rate of about 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit per... Read more

Lumia 530 May Sell for Less Than $100

Technology, Friday, July 25th 2014

Lumia 530 May Sell for Less Than $100

T-Mobile will carry Lumia 530 out-of-the-gate in the United States By Stephen Pate – Microsoft is pushing hard with the release of the populist Lumia 530 to make it the smartphone for everyone. The official price is 99 British Pounds which translates to about $130 on this side of the Atlantic. Finally A Phone People Can Afford Nokia Lumia 530 With aggressive pricing, analysts expect the retail price to be $99 in the United States. That will make the Lumia 530 an impulse buy at Wal-Mart and supermarkets. For the best price and choice get Nokia Lumia Widows Phones at Amazon.com. Follow me on Twitter at @sdpate or on Facebook at NJN Network, OyeTimes and IMA News Buzz. By Stephen Pate, NJN Network Read more

Stand Up and Say No To Drugs

Teens, Friday, July 4th 2014

Stand Up and Say No To Drugs

{ads1}Today, I had the opportunity to meet a renowned journalist, Baltej Pannu. A fearless man who has been raising awareness on the issue of drug abuse for the last twenty years. In the last five years, Mr. Pannu has successfully created two intense documentaries regarding drug abuse and positioned it first hand in the province of Punjab. He is a bold man who intends to change the world by preventing the spread of drugs to the beautiful province of Punjab. Pannu is a Canadian journalist that is bringing awareness to the struggle that families are going through in Punjab. Drugs have caused millions of boys and girls to die in these homes as a result of addiction. No one raises the voice to locate where the supplier is and what his/her... Read more

Warm Yourself in the Thermal Baths of Budapest

Travel, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Warm Yourself in the Thermal Baths of Budapest

If you leave Budapest without soaking in a Hungarian thermal bath, you have cheated yourself of a memorable experience. Last visit, I found myself floating naked in a body-temperature pool under a 500-year old Ottoman dome pierced by jewel-colored glass “eyes”. The Rudas (ROO-das) bath experience left me as relaxed as I’ve ever been in my life, I have to say. {ads1}The Turkish bath experience is all about regulating body temperature and that means moving from pool to pool, from 28 degrees Celsius (hot) to 42º (darned hot). If that doesn’t do it, bathers can try the sauna or steam rooms at 50º and 72º (161º Fahrenheit); nobody stays very long, of course, but you can pull a rope, dump a bucket of cold water on your head and go back for more.... Read more

The Masquerade Ball Long Weekend Bash

What's On, Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Hello everyone,On behalf of Steve Flemming and Soul City Social Club,I'd like to invite you out to our first ever Masquerade Ball Party!It should make for an absolute blast; including Ice Breaker Game, Prizes, Huge Dance Floor and Plenty of Positive People to Dance the Night Away with.Located at The Uptown Loft, one of the groups favorite upscale Read more

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Guru Dutts son passes away both sons gone

Masala, Wednesday, July 30th 2014

With the passing away, quietly on Saturday, of Arun Dutt, the legendary Guru Dutt's second son, his family barring his daughter Nina, seems to be wiped out. While Guru Dutt allegedly committed suicide in 1965, his elder son Tarun Dutt (who had directed Rekha in the 1984 caper Bindiya Chamkegi) apparently took his own life in 1985. The younger son Arun along with his two siblings Tarun and Nina grew up in the homes of Guru Dutt's brother Atma Ram and Geeta Dutt's brother Mukul Roy after both Guru Dutt and his wife Geeta Dutt passed away. By all outward definitions the three children of Guru Dutt had a normal healthy childhood. When Tarun Dutt allegedly killed himself there was a shocked sense of deja vu to the family's tragic history. Arun was only... Read more

Pamela Anderson: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Hollywood Gossip, Monday, July 28th 2014

Pamela Anderson: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Just weeks ago, Pam Anderson and Rick Salomon were teetering on the brink of divorce, but he has been intent on wooing her back. Now they’re together having a romantic vacation in Sardinia, hoping to rekindle their spark and save the marriage. It looks like neither really wants a divorce, they just want to improve the marriage. Rick is taking Pam shopping and she already looks happier. {ads1}Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News Click HERE to read more from Janet Charlton Read more

Movie Review Bobby Jasoos

Reviews, Friday, July 4th 2014

There's a spurt of women-centric films. Films like NO ONE KILLED JESSICA, THE DIRTY PICTURE, KAHAANI [all three featuring Vidya Balan], FASHION, HEROINE [both helmed by Madhur Bhandarkar], ENGLISH VINGLISH and more recently, QUEEN and REVOLVER RANI [both featuring Kangna Ranaut] have encouraged a number of film-makers and writers to think beyond the clichéd, formulaic male-dominated movies. The BO triumph of a majority of those films has certainly given an impetus to the trend. At the same time, there is a spate of detective movies in Bollywood. The year commenced with MR JOE B. CARVALHO, then SAMRAT & CO. followed, this Friday witnesses Vidya Balan donning the garb of a detective in BOBBY JASOOS, while DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY and JAGGA JASOOS are in production stages. The genre, it is apparent, is... Read more

Movie Preview Singham Returns

Previews, Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Following the 2011 super hit movie Singham, the honest & fearless Bajirao Singham returns to Mumbai being a DCP Mumbai Police. The story jumps into action when a police constable from Singham's squad is found dead having scampered away holding enormous sum of money and is charged of being corrupt. As the story unravels, Singham begins a quest to track a black marketer with tremendous influence within the political system. {ads1}Guruji, a righteous politician and Singham's teacher, intends to change the society for the better but faces death threats from Baba's goons. During this blockbuster journey, DCP Singham fights these influential rogues in the system with utmost honesty, courage & diligence. The dauntless lion is now ready to roar again and facing new adversities & challenges that cross his path to test his integrity... Read more

Xbox Music Streams Bob Dylan 66 Australian Tour

Mainstream, Saturday, July 26th 2014

Xbox Music Streams Bob Dylan 66 Australian Tour

Xbox Music streams and sells more than 200 Bob Dylan Bootlegs By Stephen Pate – I’m wasn’t a big fan of Xbox Music which admittedly has been improving. Imagine my surprise when I did a “Bob Dylan” search of Xbox Music and found 295 albums, including a 1966 soundboard recording of Dylan in Australia. Bob Dylan Australia 1966 Dylan officially has released something around 63 albums/CDs. Intrigued I started sifting through 295 titles, then streaming the titles I didn’t recognize. At first, all I found on Xbox were bootlegs of the first album Bob Dylan under a variety of titles like “Fire Within” and “Bob Dylan Stereo and Mono”. OK, I assume the album has passed into public domain, or not. There were a few interesting variants on Bob Dylan which contain all the outtakes... Read more

Music Review Mad About Dance

Music :: Filmi, Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Expectations: A film about dance must have good music. Period. Music: The lead track, 'Ishq Da Bukhar' (Krishna Beura, Amrit Maghera, who is the leading lady of the film) is as trite as can be, but the soulful tenor and the fact that it could have sounded novel 15 years ago makes it the only remotely passable track on the score. One interesting line is found even in the lyrics - 'Teri gall sunte hi lagge gungi duniya' though the rest of the words and music (both by Vidyadhar Bhave) have nothing really appealing about them. 'Party Is Going Mad' (written, composed and sung by Siddharth Haldipur and Sangeet Haldipur) sounds like an off-colour Honey Singh, and co-singers Divya Kumar and Vidyadhar Bhave) pitch in their bits. But the saving-grace of this track... 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 Impact of Macroeconomic Changes on Consumer Durable Goods Orders

Economy, Friday, July 25th 2014

The Impact of Macroeconomic Changes on Consumer Durable Goods Orders

While certain aspects of the economy appear to be "normal", some are clearly lagging the pack. In one case, the long-term sector growth has been pitiful at best.   Durable goods, goods that are defined as those that don't wear out quickly like household appliances, sports equipment, toys and firearms can reflect the health of the economy as a whole.   When economic conditions are poor, consumers will refrain from spending money on durable goods, preferring to save rather than spend.  This... Read more

Bonds The Vanishing Risk Premium

Markets, Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Bonds The Vanishing Risk Premium

Watching yields on sovereign debt these days is like a fantasy world, reality no longer exists.  While the debt is real, the yields are totally unrealistic.  This is particularly the case for the former Eurozone debt transgressors, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain.   Here is a chart showing the debt levels in euros (except the United Kingdom) as supplied by Eurostat for the advanced European Member States for the end of 2013 and 2010 and the percent change in the nominal... Read more

Future Shop To Sell Gibson Guitars

Local Bazaar, Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Future Shop To Sell Gibson Guitars

Gibson Brand guitars and accessories will be sold at three retail Future Shop stores and online at FutureShop.ca Guitar lovers will welcome another very competitive player in music retailing since this can only help lower prices. Initially Gibson USA guitars and basses, as well Epiphone guitars and basses, will be available at Future Shop’s three Musical Instruments store-within-a-store locations—as well as online at www.futureshop.ca.  “It’s a pivotal moment in Future Shop’s history to be partnering with Gibson Brands, and bringing two of... Read more

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