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Calgary Police Looking into an ATM Stolen from Casino Calgary

Calgary Police Looking into an ATM Stolen from Casino Calgary

Canada, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

City police have revealed to be investigating a unique theft of an ATM from Casino Calgary. According to the officials, police received a call early this morning about a possible... Read more

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IGAD Holds a Meeting on South Sudan

Africa, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

IGAD Holds a Meeting on South Sudan

The IGAD Mini summit on South Sudan will be held tomorrow in Addis Ababa. The meeting will be attended by the leaders of South Sudan warring parties.  This is the 29th Extraordinary Summit of the IGAD Heads of State and Government to be focusing on South Sudan agenda.  CEPO welcome the summit and hope that the summit will come out with good results that will be centered on attainment of peace in speedy manner. Mr. Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO said that the citizens are demanding permanent ceasefire and quick achievement of peace. Continuous violation of the cessation of hostilities agreement by both warring parties is making the citizens doubt whether attainment of permanent ceasefire and peace will be faster. The agenda of the war it seems to be highly... Read more

America's Most and Least Affordable Housing Markets - Demographia 2015

America, Tuesday, January 27th 2015

America's Most and Least Affordable Housing Markets - Demographia 2015

Demographic recently released the 2015 version of its International Housing Affordability Survey, a publication that I have posted on for the past four years.  In this annual survey, Demographia examines the housing markets in 378 metropolitan markets in nine countries, Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States and assesses housing affordability based on a measure that we can all relate to, household income.   Demographic uses the term "median multiple" to rate housing affordability; this price-to-income multiple is calculated using the median price of a home in a given market and divides it by the median household income in that market as follows:     Median Multiple    =        Median Price of a Home                               ... Read more

The DPRK as a Participant in Northeast Asia Regional Energy Cooperation: Benefits and Challenges…

Asia, Saturday, January 24th 2015

The DPRK as a Participant in Northeast Asia Regional Energy Cooperation: Benefits and Challenges

I. INTRODUCTION In this policy forum, the authors argue, “Resolution of the DPRK nuclear weapons and related issues would open opportunities for regional cooperation on energy issues that heretofore have been stymied, at least in part, by the difficulties in including the DPRK in regional projects. There remain, however, many different opportunities for developing regional energy infrastructure and for energy cooperation activities—many of which could involve the DPRK—that would potential benefit a number of regional parties on many levels.” David von Hippel is a Nautilus Institute Senior Associate working on energy and environmental issues in Asia, as well as on analysis of the DPRK energy sector. Peter Hayes is Honorary Professor, Center for International Security Studies, Sydney University, Australia and Director, Nautilus Institute in Berkeley, California.  II. POLICY FORUM BY DAVID VON HIPPEL AND PETER HAYES {ads1}The robust industrial economy... Read more

Air Force first for Exercise RED FLAG at Nellis

Australia, Monday, January 26th 2015

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is preparing to participate in Exercise Red Flag, which commences tomorrow in the United States. Two C-130J Hercules from RAAF Base Richmond (NSW), an AP-3C Orion from RAAF Base Edinburgh (SA) and an Air Battle Management contingent from 41 Wing are participating in the exercise, alongside combat aircraft from the United States and the United Kingdom. This is the first time Air Force’s C-130J Hercules and AP-3C Orion have participated in Exercise Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base. {ads1}Air Commander Australia, Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Turnbull said RAAF personnel would be exposed to one of the world’s most advanced airborne training exercises. “There are few training environments in the world that recreate the dangers of a modern battlespace like Exercise Red Flag,” Air Vice-Marshal Turnbull said. “Day-time and night-time missions at Red Flag will require large numbers of aircraft to work... Read more

Mississauga man Abdullahi Mohamoud charged over 2011 fatal incident claiming gas station attendant's life…

Canada, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

An arrest has been made in the 2011 Fail to Remain collision that claimed the life of a gas station attendant. On Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 4:54 pm, the accused pumped a quantity of gasoline at the Petro Canada gas station located at Southdown Road and Truscott Drive in Mississauga.  The accused, who was driving a beige Nissan Altima, attempted to flee the gas station without paying.  The lone attendant, Mr. Hashem Atifeh Rad chased after the vehicle and caught up with it as it was leaving the gas station lot.  There was contact between Mr. Atifeh Rad and the accused’s vehicle, resulting in serious injuries to the victim.  Mr. Atifeh Rad succumbed to his injuries on May 20, 2011. {ads1}After an extensive five month investigation, members of the Major Collision... Read more

Litvinenko death inquiry: Ex-KGB spy blamed Putin on deathbed

England, Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Litvinenko death inquiry: Ex-KGB spy blamed Putin on deathbed

A public inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, who died of drinking radioactive tea, during 2006 have unveiled that the victim blamed President Vladimir Putin for ordering his assassination. A barrister representing Mr Litvinenko’s widow Marina, who demanded an inquest into her late husband’s death, has made shocking claims after calling the killing an act of ‘nuclear terrorism’. On 1 Novermber 2006, Mr Litvinenko took tea at a London hotel with former Russian agents Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun. Afterwards, he was admitted to a north London hospital over complaining to feel unwell. {ads1}However, a probe into the matter revealed that the former Russian agent had consumed a fatal dose of polonium-210 hidden in a pot of tea which became cause of his death three weeks later. The head of inquiry, Robin Tam QC has read... Read more

Lies And Deception In Ukraine's Energy Sector

Europe, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Lies And Deception In Ukraine's Energy Sector

The Ukrainian government has repeatedly claimed it is doing its best to improve the oil and gas investment climate, but official statements are the opposite of the reality, as Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is leading the great deception. According to Prime Minister Yatseniuk, Ukraine has taken a number of important steps to reform the energy sector, and has even achieved success in the formidable fight against rampant corruption, as well as signed open and transparent contracts for purchase of the natural gas from EU member states. Now he claims Ukraine is looking forward to Western companies' investment in Ukraine's gas transportation system. "I would like to point out where we have succeeded: we have succeeded in overcoming corruption in the energy sector. Billions of dollars, which previously used to flow into the... Read more

Delhi elections poised to be a nail biting finish

India, Tuesday, January 20th 2015

AAP stormed Delhi and proved all political pundits wrong in 2013. It was the second largest party bagging 28 seats. BJP won 31 and Congress 8. A marvellous performance on its debut. To reflect back, how did AAP, a political novice, win so many seats. This is import at to understand the likely verdict in 2015. AAP ran an innovative campaign which caught the imagination of people disgruntled with politicians. The campaign included: 1. Door to door campaigning 2. Involvement of public in selection of candidates 3. Transparent funding 4. Involvement of public in drafting manifesto 5. Carrying out pre poll survey and making its results public - This build momentum in its favour and influenced undecided voters.    In a political culture where you see politicians only during elections, a party seeking views of the public made... Read more

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, a Wily King Who Embraced Limited Reform, Dies

Middle East, Monday, January 26th 2015

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, a Wily King Who Embraced Limited Reform, Dies

Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the sixth king of Saudi Arabia, has died at age 90, state television announced. A master politician, he gained a reputation as a reformer without changing his country’s power structure and maintained good relations with the United States while striking an independent course in foreign policy. He had been treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Riyadh in recent days. Combining an avuncular style with a reputation for honesty and a shrewd understanding of the media, King Abdullah was popular with his subjects, who found him a refreshing corrective to his corrupt and autocratic predecessor, King Fahd. [View: The Saudi royal family tree] King Abdullah pumped billions of dollars into modernization of the Saudi educational system, opened up the Saudi economy, ushered his country into the World Trade Organization, curbed the authority of... Read more

Imran Khan and Reham Khan performed Umrah

Pakistan, Saturday, January 24th 2015

Imran Khan and Reham Khan performed Umrah

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and his wife Reham performed Umrah on Wednesday night; the couple left for Umrah early morning Wednesday, the news went viral about the newly-wed couple circulating on Twitter. Imran Khan who recently got married to Reham Khan is performing Umrah nowadays. The PTI officials took to Twitter to congratulate the chairman and his wife for this positive move. The couple has been seen in the traditional Ihram, a state in which pilgrims wear special outfits: two-piece seamless garments for men and any loose dress for women, who are permitted to reveal hands and faces only. The PTI’s chief also met Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) chief Dr. Tahir ul Qadri while in Saudi Arabia who is also performing Umrah for the past two days. It is also reported that both leaders will bring some light to the... Read more

Cuba's Oil Potential - Is It a Motivating Factor For Ending the Embargo? …

South America, Thursday, December 18th 2014

Cuba's Oil Potential - Is It a Motivating Factor For Ending the Embargo?

The thawing of relations between the United States and Cuba after fifty years of pointless embargo is interesting, particularly given that American business investments that were nationalized in 1959, may at some point be reopened to U.S.-based companies.  As a petroleum geoscientist and a world class cynic, my mind naturally turns to oil, the hydrocarbon that lubricates the world's economy.  As you will see in this posting, Cuba appears to have potential for significant hydrocarbon reserves.   Under the current embargo, Cuba cannot access U.S. oilfield equipment for both drilling and environmental protection.  The embargo prohibits the exporting and re-exporting of items that contain more than 10 percent American components under the De Minimus Rule under Sections 734.4 and 736.2 (b)(2) of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  What is particularly interesting about the... Read more

Hindus upset at pornographic filming at Angkor

South Asians Abroad, Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Hindus are upset at reported shooting of pornographic pictures at Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, called it highly inappropriate and trivialization of Hindu deities whose temples formed part of the Park. {ads1}We worship our deities and shooting of topless pictures of a woman near temples of Hindu deities for mercantile greed or other selfish agenda is hurtful to devotees, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, points out. UNESCO and Cambodia should do a better job safeguarding such a major site as Angkor, Rajan Zed indicated. Zed further said that more needed to be done to preserve the Angkor temple complex and its surroundings and deteriorating bas-reliefs; save it from vandalism and looting; put some... Read more

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Toronto Maple Leafs Recall Petter Granberg and Josh Leivo

Hockey, Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Toronto Maple Leafs Recall Petter Granberg and Josh Leivo

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that defenceman Petter Granberg and forward Josh Leivo have been recalled from the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies.  Leivo, 21, has played nine games for the Maple Leafs this season, recording one goal and four penalty minutes. In 19 games with the Marlies, he has registered 13 points (four goals, nine assists). {ads1}Granberg, 22, has collected seven points (one goal, six assists) in 28 games with the Marlies this season. He has previously appeared in one game for the Maple Leafs after making his NHL debut on April 12, 2014. The Maple Leafs return to the ice on Wednesday when they travel to New Jersey to face the Devils at 7:30 p.m. 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

All eyes on Prince George for the Canada Winter Games 2015

Other Sports, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

All eyes on Prince George for the Canada Winter Games 2015

Just a few weeks remain now until the Jeux de Canada Games 2015. Established in 1967, the games were the first large sporting event ever to feature 1,800 athletes from 10 provinces and two territories to compete in 15 sports, and have continued to take place bi-annually ever since Canada's Centennial Celebrations. Better known as the Canada Winter/Summer Games, the games alternate on the season depending on the year. 2015's events kick off in Prince George, British Columbia, on 13th February, running throughout the month until 1st March. With just a month to go, sporting pundits are already claiming that the standard of talent this year is akin to that of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games five years ago. 2010 was the year in which we saw Canada prove itself as a powerhouse... 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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The 2014 Drone Wars Death From the Sky

Columns, Thursday, January 22nd 2015

The 2014 Drone Wars Death From the Sky

As has become apparent over the past 6 years, the Obama Administration prefers to wage the War on Terrorism with drones rather than with boots on the ground.  The Bureau of Investigative Journalism recently released its summary of 2014 CIA drone attacks in their entirety along with a summary of attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia during 2014 and the preceding years.    For the purposes of this posting, I am going to focus on the drone attacks in both Pakistan and Yemen since they make up the vast majority of the drone strikes in the report with Somalia having only three drone strikes for all of 2014.  As an aside, in case you are wondering why there is such a range in the number of those killed or injured by a... 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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World Museum: Best Family Day Out

Art & Culture, Wednesday, January 7th 2015

World Museum: Best Family Day Out

Christmas came early at the World Museum when the venue was named the best day out for families in the North West in an award voted for by the public. The Museum based in Liverpool’s St George’s Quarter was shortlisted against four other family attractions in the recent Family Go Live Awards, which celebrate Liverpool’s best schools, days out and restaurants, as well as other kid-friendly venues and entertainment for families with children under 12. With so much on offer, from the Bug House and Aquarium, to the Planetarium and Ancient Egypt exhibition, it’s easy to see why the public chose World Museum to win the award. And best of all, it’s completely free. Steve Judd, Director of World Museum said: “We’re very proud to have won this award, particularly as it’s been voted for... Read more

Top 10 best Cars made in the USA

Automotive, Monday, January 26th 2015

Top 10 best Cars made in the USA

Many car shoppers want to choose an American car, whether it is to maintain brand loyalty or to put their payments toward stimulating the national economy. Thing is, defining “American” has become increasingly difficult in this global market. The good news for car-buying patriots is that American-made products are available from most mainstream brands. Of course, many models from traditional American nameplates are imported, especially from Canada and Mexico. For this list, we focused on the vehicles that scored highest in our road tests that are built in the USA - meaning assembled in the lower 48 states. Further, we emphasized choices that use domestic engines and transmissions. A couple models here stretched the rules a little since some powertrain components may come from elsewhere. Embarrassingly, perhaps, it’s easier to find great all-American cars that... Read more

Amr Khaled’s ‘Rafi Barakat': a Superman that ‘Looks Like Us’

Books, Monday, January 26th 2015

Amr Khaled’s ‘Rafi Barakat': a Superman that ‘Looks Like Us’

Amr Khaled — perhaps the best-known Muslim television preacher in the world — has now stepped into the world of literature with a debut YA novel that is already a best-seller: By Mona Elnamoury The author with his book. Rafi Barakat is Amr Khaled’s first YA novel. It was launched in a giant event on Jan 10 at the Marriot Hotel, published by Nahdet Masr. Even before the novel was available,  the literary and cultural milieu in Egypt was on the attack, especially Al-Qahiranewspaper, which not only announced that the novel was a “threatening” rival to legendary Harry Potter but nominated it as a winner of Qatar’s new Katara prize. The newspaper also predicted it was going to be a best-seller. Some accomplished novelists, such as Ziad Hamour, said that Amr Khaled would perhaps send Alaa Al-Aswany home, ending his writing career. Indeed, the novel... 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

Being A Grand Dad in a Wheelchair Isn’t So Bad

Daily Life, Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Being A Grand Dad in a Wheelchair Isn’t So Bad

There are plenty of little joys in life in a wheelchair By Stephen Pate – My almost 3-year-old grandson stayed overnight Saturday and reminded me once again it aint’ so bad being a granddad. My wife and our two daughters did most of the heaving lifting caring for and spoiling him. He has his toy box, a converted clothes hamper, with a jumble of cars, trucks, stuffed animals and building blocks. I am always amazed he finds a place in his little heart and memory for his different granddad, the one who takes him for wheelchair rides. He knows I am on his side. When the toy box gets put away, he asks me to put it right beside the TV where he knows it fits. {ads1}Yesterday he built a fort behind the coach,... Read more

Trend Tuesday: Skin Care

Fashion, Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Trend Tuesday: Skin Care

The cold weather brings joy with seasonal foods, fashionable attire and winter activities but it can cause dryness for the skin and numerous other skin related misfortunes that need appropriate attention. The best way to take care of your skin is by knowing what skin products work for you as early in life as possible. A huge range of products are readily available for preventing any level of skin impairment and simultaneously augmenting its condition to a delightfully suitable level of radiance and glow. It is pertinent to state that improper treatment of the skin leads to unwanted and undesirable acne breakouts, pigmentation, dryness and peeling and these flaws cannot be covered up with makeup. Here's our breakdown of some trendy tips that will help you tackle any skin disasters and make... Read more

Healthy Greek Chicken Pasta

Food, Saturday, January 24th 2015

Healthy Greek Chicken Pasta

Contains: Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings - Calories 488 kcal, Carbohydrates 70 g, Cholesterol 55 mg, Fat 11.4 g, Fiber 7.5 g, Protein 32.6 g and Sodium 444 mg Prepration Time: 15 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Ingredients: - 1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta - 1/2 cup chopped red onion - 1 tablespoon olive oil - 2 cloves garlic, crushed - 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cut into bite-size pieces - 1 (14 ounce) can marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped {ads1}- 1 large tomato, chopped - 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese - 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley - 2 tablespoons lemon juice - 2 teaspoons dried oregano - salt and pepper according taste - 2 lemons, wedged, for garnish Directions - Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water until tender yet firm to the bit, 8 to 10 minutes; drain. -... Read more

The Hidden Dangers of Snacking

Health, Tuesday, January 27th 2015

The Hidden Dangers of Snacking

What to do when you feel bored, or when you have nothing to do? What do you opt for when you feel frustrated? What do you do when you feel energy deficient? What do you look for when you want to spend quality time with friends and have fun? The list of questions continues to which the answer is only one that is you eat! Eating between the intervals of the lunch and breakfast, or lunch and dinner, is known as snacking. This is the much loved interest of most of the teenagers and even adults. There is a rising trend among today’s generation that people are becoming more and more foodies. This means that they try out new stuff to eat in order to indulge their taste buds in to new and enticing flavors. However,... Read more

How To Restyle Your Coffee Table 3 Different Ways

Homes, Saturday, January 24th 2015

How To Restyle Your Coffee Table 3 Different Ways

Your coffee table is the anchor of the living room. Both functional and decorative, it's meant to house your cheese plate (and pizza box) and show off that cool ashtray you found in Austin (though you've given up smoking). Putting things on it — it's a careful balance.
 Often, though, coffee tables look a little predictable and, well, boring. A few fancy $20 shelter magazines here. A vase without flowers (because we aren't Mrs. Dalloway) there. But, what if you went totally crazy and made the table a true centerpiece? We created monochromatic arrangements with different stacking techniques for round, square, and rectangle bases. The nice thing? You can go full intensity with color, or just sprinkle a little throughout. Pick your poison of pink, yellow, or blue, and then mix in touches of copper, gold, and silver for a twist. It's like faking spring in your... Read more

What Happened to Saving Money?

Naukri & Paisa, Wednesday, January 7th 2015

What Happened to Saving Money?

There is one aspect of the economy that receives relatively little coverage by the mainstream media.  Perhaps because it's not as "sexy" as its employment, GDP and housing data peers, personal savings data seems to make the financial pages only when it is part of a discussion about retirement.  In this posting, I'd like to take a look at what has happened to savings by American households over the long-term and since the end of the Great Recession.   Let's start by looking at the personal savings rate, the rate of savings as a percentage of disposable income, since 1959:   Other than the spike to 17 percent in 1975 and the trough to 3.8 percent in 1987, the personal savings rate spent most of the decades between 1960 and 1990 in a range between... 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

Follow The Sand To The Real Fracking Boom

Science, Wednesday, November 26th 2014

Follow The Sand To The Real Fracking Boom

When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand producers are becoming the biggest behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the American oil and gas boom. Demand is exploding for “frac sand”--a durable, high-purity quartz sand used to help produce petroleum fluids and prop up man-made fractures in shale rock formations through which oil and gas flows—turning this segment into the top driver of value in the shale revolution. “One of the major players in Eagle Ford is saying they’re short 6 million tons of 100 mesh alone in 2014 and they don’t know where to get it. And that’s just one player,” Rasool Mohammad, President and CEO of Select Sands Corporation told Oilprice.com. {ads1}Frack sand exponentially increases the... Read more

Sneak Peek At Windows 10

Technology, Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Sneak Peek At Windows 10

Windows VP Joe Belfiore takes a tour through Windows 10 new features Highlights include Cortana on the PC, an all-new web browser, and a new set of built-in universal apps. Learn how you can be part of creating the best Windows yet with the Tech Preview and the Windows Insider program. By Stephen Pate, NJN Network Read more

Complaining vs Making it Better in 2015

Teens, Friday, January 9th 2015

Complaining vs Making it Better in 2015

When children reach a certain age, they will, if we’ve encouraged them to do so, voice their opinions. That’s very healthy and should be encouraged. But sometimes this opinion-sharing turns into a constant barrage of complaints. That can pollute family life. So tell the truth, do your kids complain a lot? Some folks look at protestors as “complainers.” I disagree. The goal of well-intentioned protestors is to work for more equality, justice, safety, and sanity in the world.  All good things, right? That’s why we need our protestors and should join them whenever we feel the urge to support a cause. Complainers, on the other hand, are typically motivated by ego and jealousy.  We don’t need more of that. The following is an excerpt from my book Teaching Kids To Be Good People. If you’d like less complaining... Read more

Top 10 Stunning Sacred Sites around the World

Travel, Saturday, January 24th 2015

Top 10 Stunning Sacred Sites around the World

We've experienced the tips and photographs of morethan a million explorers on a mission to discover these spots which rouse, astonish, and essentially blow our mind. From the wildernesses of Indonesia to the valleys of Tibet, here at the 10 most stunning blessed places far and wide. 1. Mecca, Saudi Arabia Placed in Saudi Arabia, Mecca is viewed as the most hallowed city in the Islamic confidence. Each absolved Muslim is ordered to visit Mecca at any rate once in their lives. Muslims accept that Mecca is the origin of Muhammad, the prophet and author of Islam. Consistently, Muslims are relied upon to say a supplication to God confronting the holiest site of Islam- the Kaaba. For Muslim religion, keeping in mind the end goal to accomplish preeminent blessedness one needs to visit Mecca as a traveler. Islam's... Read more

Parkside

What's On, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

PARKSIDE DRIVE is a talented group of Toronto artists who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality music to the dance floor. Graduates of Humber College applied music, Parkside boasts a vast repertoire encompassing all genres. Be it dance, funk, disco, rock or reggae, they perform with an intense energy and authenticity that rivals any DJ.Ca Read more

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Upset Hindus ask apology from Fox TV for distorting Hinduism

Masala, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Hindus are disturbed over distortion of Hinduism concepts and symbols in the “Kali Yuga” episode 14 of Fox’s supernatural Emmy nominated television series show “Sleepy Hollow”, which was aired on January 26 night. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, described it as highly inappropriate portrayal of Hindu goddess Kali and urged public apologies from all those responsible for it, including “21st Century Fox” Chairman Rupert Murdoch, Fox Television Group Chairman Gary Newman, and creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. {ads1}Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stated that goddess Kali was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be thrown around loosely in reimagined versions for dramatic effects in TV shows. Such absurd depiction of... Read more

Meg Ryan Is A Mom On And Off The Big Screen

Hollywood Gossip, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Meg Ryan Is A Mom On And Off The Big Screen

Meg Ryan made sure her little girl Daisy was bundled up for the cold weather and blizzard expected at the end of today. She walked Daisy to and from school. Meg has two movies being released this year but it looks like she’s playing moms in both of them. {ads1}Photo Credit: AKM-GSI Click HERE to read more from Janet Charlton Read more

Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene Review

Reviews, Saturday, January 24th 2015

Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene Review

Makers of ‘Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene’ are an upcoming Indian flick. The film has rating of 2 stars so far. The Cast includes Zayed Khan, Tena Desai, Rannvijay Singh, Anupam Kher, Yuri Suri. The film is directed by Gurmmeet Singh. Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene has a strong, interesting plot. But, it places in the middle of the movie, unfortunately. The chemistry between the two leading actors was not that up to the mark seemingly two worst possible non-actors. The story line of the film revolves in the city Delhi where Prithvi Khurana (Zayed Khan) is a simple, easy going and lowly paid architect. The actor fell in love with Megha(Tena Desai). Thankfully, what Megha and Prithvi don’t provide, the third character in the film Sam does. Sam (Rannvijay Singh) is playing a role of Prithvi’s... Read more

Movie Preview Shahzada Ali

Previews, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

{ads1}'Shahzada Ali' is a story of a child, who endeavors the hardships along with his parents who struggle to make ends meet, yet remains hopeful about life. Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more Read more

Bob Dylan Live Collection 5-CD Box Set Coming February 16 2015

Mainstream, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Bob Dylan Live Collection 5-CD Box Set Coming February 16 2015

Hot on the heels of Bob Dylan’s Shadows in the Night is an off-label release of Bob Dylan’s 60’s live performances By Stephen Pate – This is a Bob Dylan release that is too good to turn down. LIVE COLLECTION (5 CD SET) will be released on February 16, 2015 at the price of – £8.99 or US $14. The 5 CD’s contain live performances by Bob Dylan from 1960 to 1965. The publisher Nova Sales & Distribution (UK) Ltd says, “A unique collection of rare live performances and radio sessions of the legendary Bob Dylan. The set features live concerts and radio broadcasts, including Live at Bonnie Beecher’s; The Gaslight Café, New York; Carnegie Chapter Hall, New York and the Finjan Club, Montreal as well as other radio sessions. It features 92 tracks... Read more

Music Review Roy

Music :: Filmi, Saturday, January 24th 2015

Expectations: A T-Series detective thriller too should be musical. Music: Few recent albums have started with the best track, and few best tracks are so much above the rest of the album as 'Sooraj dooba hai' (Amaal Malik-Arijit Singh-Aditi Singh Sharma). Rousing and cheerfully (over-)orchestrated, it has Arijit Singh in command, with interesting and meaningful lyrics (Kumaar). Coming across as a nice celebratory song even if it suggests getting intoxicated to forget sorrows, it is zingy, groovy and treated with deft production values by composer Amaal Malik. But it has one liability - while it needed a lively and full-throated singer rather than Aditi Singh Sharma crooning with a put-on Westernized accent, and that too very superficially from her mouth! The other version, 'Sooraj dooba hai' by Aditi and Arijit tends to be... 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 Illusion of Deleveraging A Debt Lesson Not Learned

Economy, Wednesday, January 28th 2015

The Illusion of Deleveraging A Debt Lesson Not Learned

In large part, the negative impact of the Great Recession on the world's economy was amplified by high debt levels among all levels of government and individuals.  One would think that the very painful but necessary lessons about excessive debt accumulation would have been learned, however, a study "Deleveraging: What Deleveraging?" by the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICBM) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) suggests otherwise.   The study looks at both private and public... Read more

Stock Market Headwinds

Markets, Wednesday, January 21st 2015

Stock Market Headwinds

In a recent posting, I looked at how demographic changes in the United States would have a long-term impact on housing prices.  As baby boomers who were large consumers of U.S. housing age and become net sellers of residential real estate, the supply of homes for sale will exceed the demand for those homes.  There is another little discussed asset class that could well see the same type of impact from an aging population.   As we have drilled into us by... Read more

Only 1 Guitar Left Bob Dylan’s Gibson J-200 Player’s Edition

Local Bazaar, Monday, January 19th 2015

Only 1 Guitar Left Bob Dylan’s Gibson J-200 Player’s Edition

Amazon.com started with 7 Bob Dylan guitars a month ago and now they only have one 1 left By Stephen Pate – The Bob Dylan Gibson J-200 Player’s Edition will soon be sold out. Amazon.com started with 7 guitars and now they only have one Gibson Bob Dylan SJ-200 Player’s Edition Acoustic-Electric Vintage Sunburst left in stock. If you have any interest or intention in owning the Bob Dylan Gibson J-200 now is the time to order it. Amazon.com  have one in... Read more

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