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India Completes Deal to Buy 36 Rafales from France

India Completes Deal to Buy 36 Rafales from France

India, Saturday, September 24th 2016

India and France finalized an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on Friday for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from the later country at a cost of €7.87 billion. Quite noticeably,... Read more

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Poaching Escalating In Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan

Africa, Friday, September 23rd 2016

Poaching Escalating In Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan

Authorities in Eastern Equatoria State have warned that escalating poaching in the region is posing a threat of wiping out the endangered animal species.     By Peter Lokale Nakimangole TORIT, 23 September 2016 [Gurtong] –General Dushaman Accellam olla, the outgoing Director of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism in the two States of Imatong and Namorunyang notes that poaching activity has led to a decrease in the number of animals. He also said that illegal wildlife trade is going on and must be immediately stopped as wildlife through tourism is a source of income for the country. {ads1}The newly appointed Imatong State Wildlife Director, Nelson Aleru believes it is crucial for communities who poach to know the importance of both flora and fauna. Olla revealed that his Directorate through support of South Sudan Wildlife Conservation Society, exerted efforts... Read more

Why You WON'T See These Candidates On The American Debate Stage

America, Friday, September 23rd 2016

Why You WON'T See These Candidates On The American Debate Stage

Photo: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock. The first presidential debate is finally upon us. {ads1}On Monday, our candidates for commander-in-chief will finally go head-to-head on issues that matter to Americans. But not all the White House hopefuls will be part of the rhetorical rumble. The presidential debates are traditionally limited to the nominees from the two major parties; in the 2016 election cycle, that means Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton respectively. But with dissatisfaction with the establishment candidate on both sides of the aisle, some voters are considering third party candidates like the Green Party’s Jill Stein and Libertarian Gary Johnson. As The Washington Post notes, Johnson is polling the higher than any third-party candidate in the last 20 years. So why won’t we see them on the debate stage on Monday night? Here are a... Read more

What Would War With China Look Like?

Asia, Tuesday, September 6th 2016

What Would War With China Look Like?

Many Americans, even Democrats, would agree that Hillary Clinton has a rather hawkish viewpoint of America's role in global affairs and Donald Trump is a completely unpredictable commodity when it comes to his views on military actions.  While Russia seems to be the focus of Ms. Clinton's attention, at least publicly, China's growing presence as a global superpower is not to be ignored.  A recent study by Rand Corporation looks at the danger of a war with China, a possibility that is more than remote as a result of the ongoing South China Sea territorial dispute.  Here are some of the highlights of the Rand analysis.     {ads1}The authors of the study open by noting that while neither China nor the United States desire to actually fight a war, both sides... Read more

Exercise KAKADU proves potency of combined forces

Australia, Friday, September 23rd 2016

Exercise KAKADU has come to a close in the north of Australia with 19 ships and submarines showing Navy can rapidly deploy a large number of major fleet units and lead a multinational maritime force. Navy has a constant presence in the seas around Australia and Exercise KAKADU provided an opportunity to enhance interoperability with partner nations, demonstrating a high-end warfighting capability in the region. The Officer conducting Exercise KAKADU, Commodore Mal Wise, OAM, RAN, said the graduated training program was successfully achieved, with all nations receiving great benefit from the Exercise. {ads1}“Being able to project our forces from the north of Australia is a vital component of Australia’s maritime strategy. “Exercise KAKADU proves that Navy is present, persistent and potent at sea. “These types of exercises allow us to continually develop our tactics and... Read more

Chinese Premier Calls for Extradition Treaty in Ottawa Visit

Canada, Friday, September 23rd 2016

Chinese Premier Calls for Extradition Treaty in Ottawa Visit

In a first visit by any leader of China to Canada in six years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spent the day in Ottawa in efforts to infuse a close relationship between the two countries. Premier Li defended the death penalty as he stressed on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sign a formal extradition treaty. The visit included announcements to start exploratory talks on free trade, settling the canola dispute and pledges to double trade by 2025. Despite other things in the agenda, the Chinese visitor was adamant that an extradition treaty needs to be imposed to return fugitives accused of economic crimes. According to Premier Li, more than 40 other countries including France and Australia have already signed such treaties. A joint news conference of the two leaders focused on Premier... Read more

OECD Updates Post-Brexit Forecast for UK Growth

England, Wednesday, September 21st 2016

OECD Updates Post-Brexit Forecast for UK Growth

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has retracted its warning issued ahead of Brexit vote regarding the negative effects of the move due to the policies implemented by Theresa May. According to the Paris-based thinktank’s revised forecast, more growth is anticipated this year as a result of a stronger-than expected performance in the first half of 2016 and action by the Bank of England in August to spur activity. The report highlighted that an appropriate reaction by the new chancellor, Philip Hammond, to increase public spending in his first major policy statement has prevented the anticipated decline. However, it was still highlighted that a steep decline in the economy continues as a threat but it is safely delayed until 2017. The report mentioned that “while markets have since stabilised, sterling has depreciated... Read more

How do Russians Feel About America's Headline Politicians?

Europe, Thursday, September 22nd 2016

How do Russians Feel About America's Headline Politicians?

With the anti-Russia rhetoric spewing forth from the mainstream media in the United States, it's starting to look like Part II of the Cold War is upon us, particularly if the presidential glass ceiling is broken this fall.  With that in mind, I wanted to take a look at a survey on the Levada website which looks at how Russians feel about the current president of the United States and how they feel about the two remaining main party candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  What is interesting about Levada, a Russia-based, non-governmental research organization, is that, unlike most polling institutions around the globe that rely on the telephone for their statistics, they actually conduct their polling through the use of personal interviews in respondents' homes.   Let's start by looking at... Read more

India Completes Deal to Buy 36 Rafales from France

India, Saturday, September 24th 2016

India Completes Deal to Buy 36 Rafales from France

India and France finalized an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on Friday for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from the later country at a cost of €7.87 billion. Quite noticeably, India is purchasing fighter aircraft for the first time since the purchase of Sukhois from Russia in the late 90’s. Signed by India’s Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, and his French counterpart, Jean Yves Le Drian, the deal was concluded after 17 months of tough negotiations. Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO, Eric Trappier, was also present at the event. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had first indicated about a possible purchase deal in April 2014 for buying the jets in fly-away condition, citing “critical operational necessity” of the IAF. In a press briefing Mr. Parrikar mentioned that “Rafale is a potent aircraft... Read more

America's Destiny with Iraq

Middle East, Friday, September 9th 2016

America's Destiny with Iraq

With the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon upon us. I wanted to take a look back in time at some of the events of the day, particularly how quickly the events led to the very lengthy and spectacularly unsuccessful "War on Terror".   Since you've likely forgotten some details of the attacks, here is a timeline showing what happened on September 11, 2001:    7:59 am – American Airlines Flight 11 takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport en route to Los Angeles.   8:14 am – United Airlines Flight 175 takes off from Boston; it is also headed to Los Angeles.   {ads1}8:19 am – Flight attendants aboard Flight 11 contact ground personnel and inform them that the plane has been hijacked and the airline notifies the FBI.   8:20 am... Read more

US Delegation Applauds Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Efforts

Pakistan, Thursday, September 22nd 2016

US Delegation Applauds Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Efforts

A delegation of the United States held a meeting with its Pakistani counterpart on the backdrop of US-Pakistan Defence Consultative Group (DCG) at the defence ministry in Rawalpindi on Wednesday and acknowledged Pakistan’s progress in fighting against militant networks in its tribal areas. Earlier, two pro-India US lawmakers moved a resolution in Congress to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism but the delegates commended Pakistan’s move against terrorism. The joint statement issued in conclusion of the meeting stressed that the “US reiterates its support for the armed forces of Pakistan in their ongoing operations in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), including North Waziristan, and recognises the progress made in disrupting militant networks that had helped enhance security on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.” The Pakistani delegation was represented by Defence Secretary... Read more

Guatemala to UN: Our Emigrants Aren't Refugees

South America, Friday, September 23rd 2016

During the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants this week, Guatemala clarified that Guatemalans leave the country for economic reasons and family reunification, not because of violence or persecution. As such, they should not be treated as refugees. {ads1}Guatemala's Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Maria Dieguez explained that her compatriots who emigrate do not do so because they are persecuted, their life is in danger, or government policy: "Guatemalan migrants look for a better life in the United States, they are not persecuted by State policies. They are not persecuted because their life is in danger, they want a better life." In addition, she pointed out that migrants' places of origin are not areas of violence: If you analyze the places from where Guatemalan migrants leave, the northwester departments of Guatemala, there are... Read more

Hindus welcome Massachusetts church offering yoga

South Asians Abroad, Saturday, September 24th 2016

Hindus have welcomed The Dover Church, a congregation of United Church of Christ in Dover (Massachusetts) launched in 1762, for offering yoga classes.   The Dover Church, which terms itself as “A Welcoming Community of Faith and Service” and “An Open and Affirming Congregation”, is offering Yoga on Tuesdays. The announcement says that the theme is “Breathe, Feel and Flow” and adds that “there will always be a chance for meditation and reflection around a theme”. Church is also offering a Meditation class where various “techniques” will be taught besides “offering space for silence”.   {ads1}Reverend Dr. C. Maxwell Olmstead, Senior Pastor at the Church, will teach yoga classes, which are free; reports suggest. Beth Benjamin is Director of Congregational Life at the Church.   Welcoming The Dover Church for hosting yoga classes, distinguished Hindu statesman... Read more

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2016 Indo Ontario Ball Hockey Championship

Hockey, Wednesday, May 4th 2016

The largest South Asian ball hockey tournament in the western hemisphere will take place at the end of the month.  The 7th Indo-Ontario Cup 2016 Ball Hockey Championship stage has been set in Brampton.  The tournament will be returning to the South Fletcher’s Sportsplex.  It will take place on Thursday May 26, 2016 through until Sunday May 29, 2016.  Come join us for our opening ceremonies on Friday May 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM at South Fletcher’s arena #1.  Opening ceremonies will consist of a ceremonial face-off. The tournament will be composed of five levels of competition.  At present, we have 31 teams participating in this year’s tournament. We are expecting over 750 athletes to be participating in the tournament over this weekend. POOL A POOL B POOL B JR MIDGET TYKE   Brampton Gabroo Brampton Whalers Khalsa Snipers Donland’s Hockey Club Brampton... 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

Allyson Felix Loses Gold On A Dive, Internet Goes Insane

Other Sports, Tuesday, August 16th 2016

When Allyson Felix took the starting blocks for her 400 meter race, she couldn't have imagined taking second like that. Though her silver medal makes her the most-decorated woman in U.S. track and field history (her seventh breaks a tie with Jackie Joyner-Kersee), she might feel disappointed with the result. That's because she lost by a hand when Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas literally dived across the finish line to secure gold. This is about as close as any race can be.   Got her by a hand. LITERALLY. #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/qcrf69xEWG — NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 16, 2016 Much like Miller, the internet didn't exactly take the photo finish in stride.   yuk yuk yuk you wily internet comedians!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/W8KLwc9pnw — Claire McNear (@claire_mcnear) August 16, 2016 Naturally, Crying Jordan made an early appearance.   .@DragonflyJonez @mdotbrown pic.twitter.com/FBn0SNJSuE — Blair (@blairupthere) August... Read more

Inaugural Golden Oldies Football Festival Adelaide 2016

Soccer, Saturday, June 6th 2015

Vintage Sport and Leisure Limited (VSL), owners and operators of the international Golden Oldies Sporting Festivals concept, today announced that the inaugural Golden Oldies World Football Festival will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, in October 2016. Peter McDermott Managing Director of VSL stated, “We are inviting the world to assemble for the beautiful game to be held in Adelaide,, Australia 2016”. We are excited to add Football (Soccer) as the latest addition to VSL’s stable of events that include rugby, cricket, netball, hockey, softball and golf, said McDermott. {ads1}The Golden Oldies Motto is “Let Your Love of the Game Take You Places” and to date over 37 cities worldwide have hosted Golden Oldies Festivals since the inception of Golden Oldies in 1979.   Festivals take place every two years in exciting destinations around... Read more

Canada Beats Colombia on Day Three of Fed Cup

Tennis, Saturday, February 9th 2013

Canada Beats Colombia on Day Three of Fed Cup

Canada finishes first in pool A to earn a spot in the final The Miele Canadian Fed Cup team won their three matches against Colombia on day three of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Americas Zone Group I event in Medellin, Colombia. The first singles match of this round robin tie went to Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON) who defeated Catalina Castano 6-1, 7-5; followed by Eugenie Bouchard’s (Westmount, QC) win over  world no 144 Mariana Duque-Marino 6-2, 6-2. The doubles match was canceled due to rainfall. Saturday, Canada will play in the final against pool B champion Brazil at 10 a.m. E.T. The winner Saturday’s final will advance to the World Group II play-offs in April 2013. Read more

Detroit Tigers Avoid Sweep With 4-1 Win Over Toronto Blue Jays

Baseball, Sunday, July 29th 2012

Detroit Tigers Avoid Sweep With 4-1 Win Over Toronto Blue Jays

Jhonny Peralta Supplies All the Offence with Two Home Runs and Four RBI’s After dropping the first two games of the series the Detroit Tigers bounced back to avoid being swept and snapped the Toronto Blue Jays' three-game win streak. On the strength of Doug Fister's efficient eight innings on the mound and Jhonny Peralta's two home runs and four RBI's, the Tigers (54-38) ended its three game losing skid with a 4-1 road victory in front of 35,975 fans at Rogers Centre. Toronto (51-50) opened the scoring in the first inning when Rajai Davis scored from third base on a ground ball by Colby Rasmus. The Tigers stormed ahead in the second inning when Blue Jays starting pitcher Brett Cecil let two runners get on before Peralta hit a long fly ball... Read more

Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors podcast

500 Level Podcasts, Wednesday, March 14th 2012

Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors podcast

500 Level Podcast Welcome to the 500 Level. Opinions, news and views on Toronto sports from the Upper Deck. Leafs, Raptors, Jays, Argos, TFC - nothing is off limits. It's good to be a fan! Your hosts Aman Dhanoa and Ben Trattner. March 14, 2012 Welcome to another edition of the 500 Level Podcast. This week Aman and Ben "Welcome Back" Patrice to the podcast. He has shared his thoughts and views on sports as a guest in the past and helps us start off our opening topic - the Leafs. The Buds have nearly completed an epic collapse, going from a playoff spot towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference, and we discuss all that is ailing the team. Then the topic switches to the Blue Jays and it's pitching situation. From there... Read more

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The Connection Between Politics and the Fear of Terrorism

Columns, Monday, September 19th 2016

The Connection Between Politics and the Fear of Terrorism

During the 2016 presidential election cycle, it seems that the two remaining mainline party candidates are doing what they can to convince voters that they have the answer when it comes to protecting the American homeland from terrorist attacks.  Let's take a look back in time and look at the connection between political party affiliation and the fear of terrorism on American soil, how this relationship has changed over time and how the level of fear has changed since September 11, 2001.  This is particularly pertinent given that we are about to reach the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.   Pollsters at Pew Research, one of America's leading polling organizations, regularly poll Americans, asking them whether they believe that terrorists have a greater ability to launch another major attack on the... Read more

Lennie Gallant’s moving tribute to Veterans – Wounded

Fallen Heroes, Friday, November 8th 2013

Lennie Gallant’s moving tribute to Veterans – Wounded

PEI singer songwriter’s moving tribute to the returning soldiers from Afghanistan was inspired by a trip to entertain the troops in the field of battle Lennie Gallant singing “Wounded” at Harmony House, Hunter River PEI Lennie Gallant was moved by the courage and the danger our troops faced when visited Afghanistan on a troop entertainment tour. He also came face to face with the men and women who return from Afghanistan with visual and hidden wounds from war. That experience affected Lennie deeply as he came to realize it a small way the men and women suffer when then come home to Canada. In honor of these veterans with disabilities, Gallant along with J.T. Harding wrote Wounded. Some of their wounds are obvious but some are deeper inside. Gallant captures the real lives of our veterans... Read more

Now more chatr customers can experience unlimited data

Press Releases, Thursday, August 4th 2016

Now more chatr customers can experience unlimited data

Building on the success of its GTA, Calgary and Edmonton launch in April, chatr is now expanding its unlimited talk, text and data plans at 3G speeds to Vancouver, Southwestern Ontario and Ottawa TORONTO (August 3, 2016) Starting today, chatr is expanding its unlimited talk, text and data plans at 3G speeds to now include Vancouver, Southwestern Ontario and Ottawa, giving more customers the freedom to stay connected to family and friends with one easy plan. Already available in the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary and Edmonton since April, chatr’s unlimited zone-based plans provide customers with unlimited talk, text and data with managed 3G speed allotments without incurring overage fees. Starting at $40/month, plans include unlimited Canada-wide talk, unlimited Canada and International text and unlimited data with a managed 3G speed allotment... Read more

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US Tour of Palestinian Play ‘The Seige’ Cancelled

Art & Culture, Friday, February 12th 2016

US Tour of Palestinian Play ‘The Seige’ Cancelled

The Jenin Freedom Theatre announced that it will no longer bring The Seige to the US this May. The “US Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre” stated online: It is with deep regret that we announce that the Public Theater has decided not to proceed with the plans to showcase The Freedom Theatre’s The Siege in May, 2016. Regardless of the difficulties, we intend to present this play to the US public. We are disappointed, but we are working to find another comparable venue for the play in the fall of 2017. According to Mondoweiss, pressure was put on the board of The Public Theatre, which was to stage the work. {ads1}The Seige is set in Bethlehem in April 2002 and foregrounds armed struggle: April 2002. Spring in Bethlehem. A group of armed men seek sanctuary in one of the world’s holiest sites as... Read more

New Ford tech makes drivers look good

Automotive, Thursday, September 1st 2016

New Ford tech makes drivers look good

Earlier this week I was at the Canadian Ford head offices in Oakville, Ontario to get a crash course on the company’s latest technology fitted to their cars, SUVs and pickup trucks. Here’s what I learned. Pothole Mitigation The all-new 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport was on display to show the new Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) system with Pothole Mitigation. Basically, this system significantly reduces the unpleasant feeling you get when driving down a pothole ridden road. It does this by stiffening up the shock absorbers when the front wheel fist hits a depression in the road. The sensors can send a signal to the rear in milliseconds to tell them to stiffen the shock absorbers and allow the car to almost skip over the pothole. Parking made easy Ford’s enhanced parking assist offers steering... Read more

Queerness in Khaled Khalifa’s ‘No Knives in the Kitchens of This City’ …

Books, Friday, September 23rd 2016

Queerness in Khaled Khalifa’s ‘No Knives in the Kitchens of This City’

There is little joy or stability for the central characters in Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in the Kitchens of This City, now translated by Leri Price and published by Hoopoe this fall: {ads1}The book’s little-joy-ness won’t come to a surprise to fans of the award-winning Syrian novelist, nor really of anyone who has followed world news. This novel, like Khalifa’s previous In Praise of Hatred, takes a powerful emotion and traces it through the bloodstream of a family and a city. Both In Praise of Hatred (2008) and No Knives in the Kitchens of This City (2013) were shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. While In Praise follows hatred, the core state in No Knives is shame. There is no shortage of varieties of shame: of body, of one’s sexuality or lack of sexuality, of modest or immodest dress, of impoverished dress, of ugliness, of age, of... Read more

Aamir Khan & Kiran Rao’s Paani Foundation announces Satyamev Jayate Water Cup …

Community, Thursday, February 18th 2016

After receiving humongous success, love and appreciation for the three seasons of Satyamev Jayate, the team of Satyamev Jayate brings to you ‘Paani Foundation’. {ads1}Helmed by Satyajit Bhatkal (CEO, Paani Foundation) and Ms. Reena Dutta (COO, Paani Foundation), Paani Foundation is a Not-For-Profit company, whose main objective is to communicate, impart knowledge and bring about a change in outlook among people at the grass root level about water conservation and watershed management. Paani Foundation will work in association with the Government of Maharashtra to work towards solving the water crisis in the State of Maharashtra. Today’s press conference is to announce the ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup’. The aim of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup is to create a people's movement for a better future. It is the first step in a longer journey... Read more

What It REALLY Feels Like To Interview For A Job

Daily Life, Tuesday, September 20th 2016

    {ads1}Ah, the job interview. Getting one always feels like a win — your résumé passed the test, and you've moved on to the next round. Writing the cover letter was the hardest part. After all, you're oh-so charming! What could go wrong? You and the interviewer will discuss your similar interests ("Oh, you ALSO eat tofu cream cheese straight from the container?") and the interview will feel like a chat between friends. Then they'll offer you a job and money will pour onto your feet. That's what happens, right? Right?! RIOT's new career guide, How To Get A Job, explores the humor (and horror) involved in job-searching. For its third episode, host Mitra Jouhari doesn't pull any punches. "Let me be clear," she says. "You will royally fuck up an interview." Maybe... Read more

Hailey Baldwin On A Photo Shoot Gone (Really) Wrong

Fashion, Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Hailey Baldwin On A Photo Shoot Gone (Really) Wrong

  Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images.   When said out loud, "Fashion Week" has a double meaning — and for anyone who's ever been a part of all the action, feeling weak is not only par for the course, it's often the reason we love fashion to begin with. So, in honor of the moments of chaos, beauty, and excitement that made us feel weak, we present My Fashion Week-ness, a compilation of accounts from some of the industry's biggest players. They're spilling their most memorable stories from Fashion Weeks gone by and the ones that keep them coming back for more. {ads1}For a while now, we've thought of Hailey Baldwin as Kendall Jenner's friend or Stephen Baldwin's daughter. But after dozens of editorials in fashion magazines, campaigns, and catwalk moments (in the past few... Read more

Why Do Vegetables Make Me Feel SO Bloated?

Food, Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Why Do Vegetables Make Me Feel SO Bloated?

  We don't do diets. But we still love to eat — and we want to eat well. In her column, How To Eat, Refinery29's favorite intuitive eating coach Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, will help you do just that by answering the food and nutrition questions that really matter. Send yours to heythere@refinery29.com. I try to load up on veggies rather than eat junky foods, but they tend to make me so bloated, and then I just feel unhealthy and blah. Any tips to fight it? Ah, yes, the dreaded veggie bloat. This is such a common issue, because so many of us are (rightly) trying to load up on all things leafy. In fact, the U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that most adults consume two and a half to three cups of vegetables... Read more

She Was Told She Was "Too Old" For Kids & Proved Them Wrong …

Health, Wednesday, September 7th 2016

    To mark National Infertility Awareness Week, Refinery29 is dedicating a full week of coverage to an open discussion about becoming a parent. Check out more here. GloZell Green is not afraid of challenges. On her YouTube channel, the comedian has tackled everything from turning her head into a rubber-band ball to soaking in a bath of milk and cereal while attempting to eat the tub's contents (yes, really). But for the past few years, Green has been attempting one of her most difficult challenges yet: trying to become a mother. {ads1}And since Green is no stranger to sharing her life with the public, she's been documenting her experience with fertility treatments and the world of surrogacy on her new show, Glo All In, which runs on the Awestruck Network on go90! The... Read more

Ikea Exec Says We've Hit "Peak" Home Furnishings

Homes, Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Ikea Exec Says We've Hit "Peak" Home Furnishings

  Ros Drinkwater/REX Shutterstock   Have we hit peak home furnishings? Steve Howard, Ikea’s head of sustainability, thinks so.   “If we look on a global basis, in the West we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil,” Howard said at The Guardian’s Sustainable Business debate. “I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff…peak home furnishings.” What he means by that is that Western consumers have reached their peak levels for buying furnishings; it’s only downhill from here.   {ads1}Ikea plans to double its sales by 2020, according to The Guardian, but Howard doesn’t think his comments detract from that goal. Instead, he wants the company to create an environmentally friendly model that allows customers to recycle goods instead of tossing them. “We will be increasingly building a circular Ikea where you can... Read more

What It Was Really Like To Be A Phone Psychic For Miss Cleo …

Naukri & Paisa, Monday, August 22nd 2016

What It Was Really Like To Be A Phone Psychic For Miss Cleo

Photo: Lilly Echeverria/Miami Herald/MCT/ Getty Images.   I typed that I was quitting into the AOL chat box. It was 2001. My manager wrote back, “Why?” I wrote a screed about ethics. She closed the chat window and vanished into cyberspace. {ads1}What compels someone to become a phone psychic? In my case, it had nothing to do with vocation and everything to do with convenience. I had recently dropped out of a rigorous program at a prominent engineering school because of a stress-induced breakdown. Really, all I wanted to do was write stories and paint pictures, but these desires did not align with the internship I was offered at a Merck pharmaceutical plant. I declined the job offer and withdrew from school two years from finishing the program. It was spring term, which... 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

Did Oil Kill The Dinosaurs?

Science, Thursday, July 21st 2016

What killed the dinosaurs? It's a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have been asking for decades. Movies like Jurassic Park and the Land Before Time only heighten that sense of wonder and raise the stakes behind that question. Now according to a new scientific study, it seems that black gold may have been the source of the dinos' demise. Japanese researchers at Tohuku University and the Meteorological Research Institute authored a recent study in the research journal Scientific Reports suggesting that a meteor impact 66 million years ago on an oil rich region of Yucatan Peninsula led to the death of the dinosaurs. When the asteroid hit the vast oil deposits of Mexico, it sent thick black smoke... Read more

This Texting Tool Could Be A Voting Game-Changer

Technology, Thursday, September 22nd 2016

This Texting Tool Could Be A Voting Game-Changer

Photographed by Bianca Valle. Goodbye, paperwork printouts and lines at the DMV. Hello, registering while in line for coffee. Starting today, you can register to vote over text message or Facebook Messenger. It’s thanks to a new service called HelloVote, the very first text message-based voter-registration tool. {ads1}The service works fairly simply: Voters can either text HelloVote or message it via Facebook Messenger to start the process. From there, new voters fill out a form with some basic information required by states — name, mailing address, some state-based questions about eligibility — and that’s it. If your state accepts instant registration, HelloVote will send your forms along automatically. If not, HelloVote will mail you the completed form for you to sign, along with a pre-addressed stamped envelope to send to your local Board... Read more

Gracie's mystical messenger rope week 49

Teens, Saturday, September 3rd 2016

Gracie's mystical messenger rope week 49

By Author: Khadi Madama From the Mystical Messenger Rope: Gracie's Pink Messages for Girls Who Feel Blue. Featuring the illustrations of artist Fatima Khermane- Fifi-Kawaii. https://www.fiverr.com/fifikawaii Follow Gracie and her Amazing Adventures on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Gracies-Amazing-Adventures-in-YogaLand-216303188430696/timeline/?ref=hl  www.yourstrulyprandmedia.com Read more

Why The Best Vacation of My Life Was At Disneyland

Travel, Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Why The Best Vacation of My Life Was At Disneyland

    When I first spotted Mickey Mouse, he was wearing his sailor costume and there was a line of 20 people waiting to meet the legend. There was no question: I had to be in that line, too. {ads1}My turn lasted approximately 30 seconds, just enough time for a quick photo. I knew it was just a person in a costume, but also, it was MICKEY MOUSE. I could barely contain my excitement. No, I wasn’t a star-stuck 4-year-old on her first visit to a Disney park — I was a star-struck, newly engaged 25-year-old. I had dreamed of visiting the Magic Kingdom since I was a little kid and meeting Mickey just 30 minutes after I walked into the park exceeded my every expectation. I’ve always had an affinity for Disney, which... Read more

Canadian Breast Cancer CIBC Run for the Cure

What's On, Saturday, September 24th 2016

Running and walking alongside giant panda cubs, lions and polar bears in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation!The Toronto Zoo is extremely proud to be the venue, for the Scarborough Chapter, CIBC Run for the Cure Walk/Run. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure at the Toronto Zoo promises to be an exciting, Read more

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Aamir Khan’s Dangal trailer to be attached to Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Masala, Saturday, September 24th 2016

Aamir Khan’s Dangal trailer to be attached to Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

{ads1}We all know Aamir Khan is starring in the highly anticipated film Dangal which is a biopic on Indian wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat. The story will focus on a father’s dream to win gold medal in wrestling for India. For the film, Aamir Khan worked really hard and had undergone physical transformation to shoot past and present of Mahavir. Fans have been waiting for the movie which comes out this Christmas weekend. They can now rejoice as the trailer is coming out soon. The highly awaited trailer of Aamir Khan’s Dangal will be releasing this Diwali on October 28 and will be attached Karan Johar’s Ae DilHai Mushkil and Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal stars Fatima... Read more

BOY GEORGE TO KELLY OSBOURNE: DO YOU REALLY WANT TO LOOK LIKE ME?

Hollywood Gossip, Wednesday, September 21st 2016

BOY GEORGE TO KELLY OSBOURNE: DO YOU REALLY WANT TO LOOK LIKE ME?

{ads1}Looks like Kelly Osbourne is still into looking like a female version of 80’s icon Boy George – except HE wears more make-up. George is probably flattered – he’s currently on a world tour with Culture Club so he’s earning money again. Kelly may have left Fashion Police, but she’s still involved in fashion, having just taken part in New York’s Fashion Week where she tweeted comments about her favorite shows. She took her little dog everywhere as usual. Boyfriends come and go, but dog love is forever. Photo Credit: AKM-GSI Click HERE to read more from Janet Charlton Read more

Movie Review Raaz Reboot

Reviews, Friday, September 16th 2016

It all started off in the year 2002 when Vikram Bhatt directed the spooky thriller RAAZ starring Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea and Malini Sharma. The film's unprecedented success gave way to 'subsequent' films in the form of RAAZ: THE MYSTERY CONTINUES (2009) and RAAZ 3 in 3D (2012). This week's release is the next instalment of the RAAZ series titled RAAZ REBOOT that stars Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda and Gaurav Arora in the lead roles. Will RAAZ REBOOT prove to be a 'Raaz-mataz' hit at the Box-Office or will it have to 'reboot' itself, let's analyze. {ads1}Vishesh Films and T-Series' RAAZ REBOOT is essentially a horror film that explores many mysteries, secrets, human traits and evils. The film starts off with a voiceover narration about love and life amidst the picturesque... Read more

Movie Preview Six - X

Previews, Sunday, September 18th 2016

{ads1}Sanjana Singh is an editor cum novelist, she recently wrote her sixth novel 'Six X', almost all of her novels were controversial, her writing is mostly from women's perspective, and in her sexual liberty of women is profoundly reflected , which is the reason it often doesn't go well with the so called pseudo-intellectual male dominated society. This time when Six X controversies go out of her hand, a local political party hypes the issue and to add more spice a active Mahila Mandal joins hand with them too, and the Media as usual adds fuel to the whole burning controversy. Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more Read more

Hear Regina Spektor’s Sad Ballad Black And White

Mainstream, Saturday, September 10th 2016

Hear Regina Spektor’s Sad Ballad Black And White

  By Stephen Pate – Regina Spektor is back with her new song “Black and White” from her album ‘Remember Us To Life‘ available September 30th. “Black and White” is a slow, sad ballad with strings and piano unlike anything Regina Spektor has done yet. All my love In black and white On this color photograph Sad sad eyes Know too much You will always start to cry You can pre-order Remember Us to Life (Deluxe) today from Amazon or Apple iTunes. {ads1}It’s been 4 years since Regina Spektor released What We Saw From The Cheap Seats. Since then the popular Russian American artist has taken time off to start a family. She got married in 2011 and had a son in March 2014. I’m a big Regina Spektor fan. She’s super talented and a great sense of humor and... Read more

Music Review MS Dhoni - The Untold Story

Music :: Filmi, Monday, September 19th 2016

EXPECTATIONS   In the current times, it is quite rare to see a single pair of composer and lyricist come together for an entire soundtrack. A few days back Mirzya boasted of this combination [Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Gulzar] and now there is M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story which has composer Amaal Mallik leading the charge along with lyricist Manoj Muntashir. With half a dozen songs in the offering, one expects good variety here.   MUSIC   It is a theme beginning for M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story as the opening track 'Besabriyaan' narrates the tale of the central protagonist who is figuring his way out to build his career as a cricketer. Boasting of a pleasant tune, this soft track has a good rendition by Armaan Malik which further lends it a classy... Read more

Song of Lahore enters into Tribeca Film Festival 2015

Local South Asians, Thursday, March 5th 2015

Song of Lahore enters into Tribeca Film Festival 2015

A documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken “Song of Lahore”, on the acclaimed Sachal Studios has been selected for the World Documentary Feature Competition at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. “Song of Lahore” is a documentary which focuses on the music community of Lahore, which until the late 1970s, was world-renowned for its music and talent. {ads1}The only Pakistani entry from the 12 international documentaries selected for the prize. The documentary film is in contention for the following awards: Best Documentary Feature, Best New Documentary Director and Best Documentary Editing at the acclaimed film festival. This time the documentary is selected in 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival. The festival will take place from April 15 - 26, 2015 at locations throughout downtown Manhattan - New York. The documentary focuses on the... Read more

Business

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A Mechanism For Ridding Ourselves of the Federal Reserve

Economy, Wednesday, September 21st 2016

A Mechanism For Ridding Ourselves of the Federal Reserve

A fascinating paper by Kevin Dowd and Martin Hutchinson, "Learning the Right Lessons From the Financial Crisis", looks at the mess that has been created in the global economy since late 2007 and how the Federal Reserve has pretty much been incapable of truly fixing the problems in the economy as would have been expected.  For the purposes of this posting, I am going to focus on one aspect of their paper; the mechanism that could be used to rid... Read more

Frack Sand: The Unsung Hero Of The OPEC Oil War

Markets, Thursday, September 22nd 2016

Frack Sand: The Unsung Hero Of The OPEC Oil War

The late-2014, Saudi-initiated oil-price war may have taken the 'boom' out of the US shale industry as it seriously threatened OPEC market share, but Saudi victory has been elusive: US shale has proven amazingly resilient. The industry has adapted quickly to the new playing field, and the unsung hero of a new uptick in drilling and investment isn't just true grit—it's sand. The Saudi victory is equally dulled by the fact that it was not a decline in US shale production... Read more

Rebranding reflects changes at Balmoral Multicultural Marketing

Local Bazaar, Friday, June 10th 2016

Rebranding reflects changes at Balmoral Multicultural Marketing

Toronto, Ont. – Over 100 dignitaries, clients and friends came together to celebrate the rebranding and office warming party of Canada’s leading multicultural marketing agency, Balmoral Multicultural Marketing. Balmoral hosted a cocktail party at their new office located in the heart of downtown on June 7. Balmoral announced the rebranding to reflect its expanded mission to be more cutting edge, adding new lenses on the market and expertise to its social marketing resources. To enhance their expansion, Balmoral has partnered with... Read more

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