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Owners of Blazed Seniors Residence to Sue L'Isle-Verte Town

Owners of Blazed Seniors Residence to Sue L'Isle-Verte Town

Canada, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Owners of a seniors’ residence that caught immense fire in January, causing 32 deaths, have announced their intention to sue the local municipality for $3.8 million. The owners, namely Irene... Read more

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Jonglei: Twic East County Bans Alcohol

Africa, Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

The commissioner of Twic East County, Dau Akoi Jurkuch, said that the local order will be valid for a period of one month before it is reviewed and an evaluation made of its effectiveness. He further explained that anybody caught breaking the order will be fined, according to court regulations. {ads1}Commissioner Akoi told Gurtong while in Panyagor that alcohol is creating insecurity because there are many soldiers who shoot at night while drunk in the town. ‘’The alcohol is another problem creating insecurity, so we ban the alcohol in the shops even the beers [this is] because in this area there are many soldiers and when they drink they create a lot of problems by shooting up in the air when they are annoyed,” Dau Akoi said.  Elijah Manyok, a citizen of... Read more

Suspect Bradley Garrett charged with murder in a fatal shooting incident at 9425 Country…

America, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 9425 Country Creek Drive about 7:40 a.m. on June 22. The suspect, Bradley Garrett (b/m, 36), is charged with murder in the 180th State District Court.  A photo of Garrett is attached to this news release.  {ads1}The first victim, Scott Clark, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, Edward Woodrow, 30, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition. HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Rodriguez and Senior Police Officer M. Condon reported: Both victims were at the H2O night club at the above address and were seen going inside and outside the club several times. As the club was closing, both men attempted to return, however club security advised them... Read more

Low Visibility Over Melaka Strait

Asia, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Low Visibility Over Melaka Strait

The haze-induced low visibility of less than five kilometres over the waters of the northern part of the Melaka Strait is expected to persist until tomorrow, according to the Meteorological Department. This condition is dangerous for ships without navigational equipment, it further added in a statement. The department has also warned of strong winds and rough seas brought on by the Typhoon Matmo that has been detected about 1,960 kilometres north-east of Kudat in Sabah at 5 am this Wednesday, the 23rd of July. The typhoon is informed to be at 24.2 degrees North Latitude and 120.3 degrees East Longitude and moving north-west at 25 km per hour, the Meteorological Department further informed. {ads1}The department also said that south-westerly winds with a speed of 40 to 50 km per hour and... 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

Owners of Blazed Seniors Residence to Sue L'Isle-Verte Town

Canada, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Owners of Blazed Seniors Residence to Sue L'Isle-Verte Town

Owners of a seniors’ residence that caught immense fire in January, causing 32 deaths, have announced their intention to sue the local municipality for $3.8 million. The owners, namely Irene Plante and Roch Bernier, and their insurance company have mentioned that the town of L'Isle-Verte failed to provide necessary safety measures to avert the Residence du Havre tragedy on Jan 23. The rescue operators had only managed to recover twenty-seven bodies from the rubble while five bodies still remain unaccounted to date. According to the police, it is trying to identify the remaining victims through DNA testing. The lawsuit filed on Tuesday in a Quebec City court claims that the residence owners spent five years asking the town to draft an emergency plan but the officials failed to respond each time.... Read more

MPs warn over U.K. continuing arms’ export to Russia

England, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

MPs warn over U.K. continuing arms’ export to Russia

MPs have warned on Wednesday over U.K.’s continuous export of tens of millions of pounds worth of arms and other dual-use military equipment including sniper rifles and bomb proof suits to Russia despite concerns Moscow is arming separatist rebels in Ukraine. The Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) have said that 251 export licences for the sale to Russia of controlled goods worth at least £132 million remained in force. CAEC have also revealed that foreign secretary William Hague failed to act as he had promised earlier in March to stop military sales to Russia which could be used against Ukraine, as only 31 licences had been revoked or suspended while Russia had been removed as a permitted destination on three others. The permitted licences include covering sniper rifles, night sights, small... 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

Uproar In Parliament Over Muslim Forced To Break Fast

India, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Uproar In Parliament Over Muslim Forced To Break Fast

The Lok Sabha opened with an uproar this Wednesday due to the news of Shiv Sena MPs forcing a Muslim catering manager to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan. A group of about 11 Shiv Sena MPs, apparently frustrated over not being served Maharashtrian food, forced a Muslim catering superviser fasting during the holy month, to eat a chapati at the new Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi last week. An email sent to the Resident Commissioner Bipin Mallick by IRCTC Deputy GM Shankar Malhotra on the 17th of July fully explains the incident. He wrote: “Today there was a meeting of 12-15 MPs at New Maharashtra Sadan in the Press Conference Hall in which they were complaining about the services of Electrical, civil, housekeeping, catering, etc. which they... Read more

Hamas Its History and Its Purpose

Middle East, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Hamas Its History and Its Purpose

With violence once again causing carnage in both Gaza and Israel, I wanted to take a look back at the beginnings of Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement that now controls Gaza after it took over control from its rival Fatah in early 2007, after winning the majority of seats in Palestine's January 2006 elections.  As a result of the manoeuvrings, Fatah remained in control of the West Bank, becoming the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority government in Ramallah and Hamas controlled the Gaza Strip.   Hamas, an acronym for Harakat al-Muqawana al-Islamiya or Islamic Resistance Movement, was formed in December 1987 by its founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin who was born in Ashkelon and spent years in Gaza as a refugee after 1948.  You may recognize him from this photograph:     Sheikh Yassin was paralyzed at... Read more

President Insists Pakistan Is Progressing

Pakistan, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

President Insists Pakistan Is Progressing

The President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, while emphasizing the continuity of the democratic process for development of the country, this Wednesday asked the whole nation to reject all anarchist elements who wanted to obstruct the progress of the country. He said this while addressing the former Secretary General of Communist Party, Professor Jamal Naqvi, who had called on the president at the Satte Guest House in Karachi today. The president further added that people were aware of all those elements that were creating problems for the country and that they also know that which party has the capability to resolve these problems. He said that nation should reject those elements who wanted to derail the country from vistas of progress and prosperity by spreading anarchy. He said that country is advancing... 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

Hindus laud “Yoga Gate” launch at Helsinki Airport

South Asians Abroad, Monday, July 21st 2014

{ads1}Hindus have applauded launching of “Yoga Gate” at Helsinki Airport in Finland, calling it a “step in right direction”. At this recently launched “Yoga Gate”, located in “harmonious Kainuu space” open round-the-clock near gate 30, passengers could take part in instructed yoga classes, using instructions provided in the space. Yoga mats were also provided and “Jet Lag Yoga” instructed classes were recently held here. It is part of Helsinki Airport’s preparation to serve 20 million passengers annually in 2020. Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Burlington International Airport Vermont—all in USA, already offer yoga facilities. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged other top world airports—Singapore Changi, Incheon (South Korea) International,  Amsterdam Schiphol, Hong Kong International, Beijing Capital International, ... Read more

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Toronto Maple Leafs Agree to Terms with Defenceman Cody Franson

Hockey, Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Toronto Maple Leafs Agree to Terms with Defenceman Cody Franson

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has agreed to terms with defenceman Cody Franson on a one-year contract. Franson, 26, played 79 games for the Maple Leafs in 2013-14, collecting 33 points (five goals, 28 assists) with 30 penalty minutes. The 6-5, 213-pound defenceman ranked second in NHL hits (282) and was third on the Leafs in blocked shots (111). He established single-season career highs in assists and points last season. The native of Sicamous, British Columbia has played 322 career NHL games with Toronto and the Nashville Predators, posting 28 goals, 105 assists, 133 points, 106 minutes in penalties and a plus-eight rating. Franson was acquired by the Maple Leafs along with Matthew Lombardi from the Predators on July... 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

Tayeb Salih’s ‘Season of Migration to the North’: Acclaimed for the Wrong Reason

Books, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Tayeb Salih’s ‘Season of Migration to the North’: Acclaimed for the Wrong Reason

This is part two to eminent and pioneering translator Denys Johnson-Davies’ reflections on Tayeb Salih, after the passing of would’ve been Tayeb Salih’s eighty-fifth birthday. Here, Johnson-Davies returns to Salih’s work, particularly his most famous novel, and what stands as Salih’s real and lasting achievement: By Denys Johnson-Davies Photo credit: Paola Crocian After having read through all the published writings of Tayeb Salih, both his several short stories, as well as what could be termed novellas, in addition to the more lengthy writings which could be thought of as novels, I was left with one overriding impression: Tayeb Salih wrote in a sense largely for himself. He had certain doubts about life and he was anxious to solve these, to wrap them up, and put them on one side and forget about them. Most writers say to themselves:... 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

Toronto Star Lacroix Fight For CBC Or Resign

Daily Life, Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Toronto Star Lacroix Fight For CBC Or Resign

Hubert Lacroix could follow the advice of his staff and others and resign. His record is dismal. By: Barry Kiefl, Toronto Star – There’s some good in the CBC’s five-year plan, but also a lot of bad, including the defeatism that has marked network president Lacroix’s tenure. There has been near universal criticism of the new five-year strategy announced recently by CBC. The Star called the strategy foolish. The Globe and Mail poked fun at its bureaucratic jargon and underlying philosophy. The Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, among others, called for the resignation of CBC President Hubert Lacroix. So is the plan really so bad? First, the good points: • No one knows how technology will evolve over the next 5 years, just as we had little knowledge of the potential power of iPads and iPhones 5... Read more

Eid fiesta at Fashion Central

Fashion, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Eid fiesta at Fashion Central

Fashion central brings to you one of the best formal wears and ready to wear to make your Eid celebrations all the more festive. With beautiful embroideries, embellishments, screen printing and innovative cuts from over fifty designer brands, you can choose your perfect dress at very affordable price with discounts as well. Come join us at fashion central in Lahore at MM Alam road and explore the world of fashion as we see it. Eid is a day of celebrations and what better way than to celebrate it by dressing up grand and sharing your smiles with loved ones. Fashion Central wishes you a very happy Eid..!!! Click HERE to read more from Fashion Central. Read more

Parmigiano and Herb Chicken Tenders

Food, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Parmigiano and Herb Chicken Tenders

Who doesn’t love a simple spaghetti recipe with marinara sauce? For your family to enjoy and get the best experience in Italian noodles, here is a quick and easy recipe of chicken tenders served with delicious spaghetti drizzled with marinara sauce, just the perfect meal to make you scream for more and more. Utterly satisfying and extremely easy to make, this recipe shall make your hefty dinner preparation much simpler. Ingredients - Olive oil, for frying - 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders - Salt and pepper - 1 cup all-purpose flour - 2 large eggs, beaten with 1/4 cup water Breading: {ads1}- 2 cups Italian style bread crumbs - 1 cup shredded Parmesan - 6 sprigs or stems fresh thyme leaves, stripped and chopped, 2 to 3 tablespoons - 6 sprigs fresh rosemary leaves finely chopped, 3 tablespoons - 2 handfuls chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves -... 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

Chic Wall Decor Ideas for Homes

Homes, Thursday, July 17th 2014

Chic Wall Decor Ideas for Homes

Wall décor is an important part of home décor as it adds elegance in your home and speaks about your likes and preferences. Wall décor includes those entire things that you put up on your home walls in order to add dimension and color to your home. Pictures, paintings, mirrors, tapestries etc are all those things that add color and elegance to your house by sparkling up the wall décor. Here are a few wall décor ideas that you can use for sparkling up different rooms and corners of your house. Tapestries Tapestries are a classic vintage trend when it comes to decorating homes and add a royal feeling to your house through wall décor. Tapestries are ideal for those who have a fine taste in architecture and home décor and want to give their house a Victorian Era... 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

Finally A Phone People Can Afford Nokia Lumia 530

Technology, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Finally A Phone People Can Afford Nokia Lumia 530

Microsoft will ship the Lumia 530 a powerful entry to Windows Phone 8.1 in August 2014 By Stephen Pate – Are you tired of smartphones that cost $700 and break in months? Is your family phone bill $500 or more? The first Microsoft Lumia phone post-Nokia acquisition is could easily be the answer to ridiculously high phone bills. Sounds like a TB pitch but its true. There are also some ideas I used to cut my smartphone bills at the end of the story. “We are moving quickly to help more people experience the uncompromised Lumia technologies, third-party apps, and Microsoft services that we deliver on our flagship products, “ said Jo Harlow, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Devices Group. “Lumia 530 underscores our commitment to making affordable smartphones for everyone, and introducing more people... 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

Opera Reconstructed: The Heist at California State University, Northridge, Cypress Recital Hall (Northridge,…

What's On, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

 Opera Reconstructed: The Heist at California State University, Northridge, Cypress Recital Hall (Northridge, CA)

Opera With a Twist in The Heist California State University, Northridge, Cypress Recital Hall (Northridge, CA) You never knew opera could be like this! Each year, OperaWorks creates a "non-boring" production of their Opera Reconstructed series, mixing in opera, theater, movement and improvisation, while showcasing a cast of 32 sensational singers Read more

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Hrithik Roshan to do Kabir Khans next

Masala, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

After wooing the audiences with his action packed avatar in the Bang Bang teaser promo, here's some more news on Hrithik Roshan. News is that the actor has signed up to do Kabir Khan's next. The actor is said to play the lead in Kabir's passionate love story which is still in its initial stages. {ads1}The details about Hrithik's character are still being kept under wraps. Currently, the actor is enjoying the positive response the teaser of Bang Bang has been receiving. After wrapping up this film, Hrithik will soon begin work on his next with Ashutosh Gowariker titled Mohenjo-daro, a period drama. On the other hand, Kabir Khan too is taking it slow, considering that the filmmaker is busy with the shooting schedule of the Saif Ali Khan - Katrina Kaif... Read more

Snooki’s Baby Lorenzo Learns How To Wash A Car

Hollywood Gossip, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Snooki’s Baby Lorenzo Learns How To Wash A Car

While Snooki is in the city organizing her Great Gatsby themed wedding (happening in October after her second baby is born) her fiancée Jionni LaValle is showing his mini-me (their little boy Lorenzo) how to wash the car. Presumably the Gatsby wedding will be prominently featured on Snooki’s reality show “Snooki and Jwoww.” {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 Snafu

Previews, Monday, July 21st 2014

{ads1}Snafu is a thriller that explores human nature when confronted with crisis and while moving to uncharted territories. Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more Read more

A Hard Day’s Night Was The Height of Beatlemania

Mainstream, Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

A Hard Day’s Night Was The Height of Beatlemania

The summer of 1964 was arguably the peak of Beatlemania, marked by the release of both the film and album A Hard Day’s Night in July [Grant Maxwell's How Does It Feel?  is one of the few books that explores the philosophy of rock and roll, why the music and lifestyle affected so many people for the past 60 years. In the book Maxwell traces rock and roll as a cultural force from the source - from Elvis Presley through to the primal and lyrical revolution of The Beatles to the transfiguration of Bob Dylan.  Here are a few excerpts from the book on the 50th anniversary of A Hard Day's Night.] ———————————————————————— By Grant Maxwell, How Does It Feel?: the Philosophy of Rock and Roll – Following the release of With the Beatles in... Read more

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Music :: Filmi, Monday, July 21st 2014

Expectations: Tips as producers are usually known for hit songs and - better still, good music. Music: Mika begins the album with one of his better drawls...we mean songs, 'Veerey Di Wedding'. The construction of the song is innovative, especially in the first antara, in which the first and second lines have no gap, with the connecting phrase 'Main keya' lending an interesting twist to the composition. Mayur Puri's lyrics are simple and witty ( 'Veera puchiya mainu ke azadi ka kya hoga /Main keya daddy ka jo haal tere / Woh tera haal bhi hoga / Haaye... bhai teri jodi nu nazar na lage / Ho Rab kare tainu bhabhi se kabhi dar na lage') and the Sachin-Jigar composition is aptly breezy. However, there are two areas in which the song could... 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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2060 What Lies Ahead for the Global Economy

Economy, Monday, July 14th 2014

2060 What Lies Ahead for the Global Economy

While you have to swallow long-term projections with a few pounds of salt, an interesting study from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, better known as the OECD, looks at the challenges facing the world's economy over the next fifty years.  The "Shifting Gear: Policy Challenges for the Next 50 Years" provides us with a glimpse of what may lie ahead in global economic growth and income inequality.  Several factors will have a long-term impact on the global economy,... 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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