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Electric Trains NOW!!!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 31, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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The Clean Train Coalition has successfully advanced the case for clean electric trains as the way of the future of sustainable mass transit. Metrolinx Board gave its support to the staff recommendations based on the electrification study to make the ARL the priority project for electrification, and to electrify all of Georgetown and Lakeshore routes. However, this approval does not stop them from ordering diesel trains which they maintain are still needed. METROLINX STILL PLANS TO BUY DIESELS FOR THE AIR RAIL LINK, WITH THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT. Read the rest of this entry »

Music Africa

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 30, 2011 at 5:00 AM

MUSIC AFRICA & Gladstone World celebrate Black History Month every Friday night throughout February with a series of FREE concerts. Thanks to CIUT-FM 89.5 FM.

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Featuring some of the top African artists living and working in the city. Music Africa, presenters of AFROFEST, is a community organization dedicated to promoting African music and culture. Discover Africa in the Heart of Toronto! Read the rest of this entry »

Janet Jackson’s Tour Dates

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 29, 2011 at 2:00 AM

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New Tour Dates Announced + Pre-Sale Ticketing Information

Due to the first two New York City dates for JANET’s upcoming ‘Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour’ selling out in record time, JANET has officially announced a third NYC date, March 21st. Pre-sale tickets for the show will go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, January 27th at 12PM local venue time exclusively for JanetJackson.com fan club members. Read the rest of this entry »

You Were Destined to Be Together

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 28, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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By Tom Arbino

Tom Arbino (born Thomas Anthony Arbino on November 16, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American novelist, playwright, poet, and the founder of Crown Chakra Zen. Tom writes novels and short stories in various genres, which deal with things outside of the mainstream. Tom’s novel Lots Rigged by a Phantom is set in the1800s and deals with the horrors of an insane captain, a wicked sea monster, and an arrogant ghost. Tom’s short story collection, The Alchemist’s Pocket Watch is a collection of his horror stories and features a novella. Tom’s plays are controversial and not afraid to tackle the heated issues of the day. These plays shed light on things that need to be dealt with and not repressed. Read the rest of this entry »

NFB The Colour of Beauty

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 27, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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Office National du Film – National Film Board

The NFB Mediatheque, in partnership with
the BITE ME! Toronto International Body Image Film & Arts Festival
presents

THE BODY SERIES: The Colour of Beauty

Thursday, January 27 at 5:30 PM
NFB CINEMA – 150 John St.

FREE

This workshop explores the commercialisation of beauty: how it gets marketed, what the industry norms are, who decides, and finally who has the power to change it. The session includes a screening of The Colour of Beauty, a short documentary by Elizabeth St. Philip (Breakin’ In: The Making of a Hip-Hop Dancer), followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. Read the rest of this entry »

PoolingPeople.ca, the first online service enabling employers to share human resources, launches in Canada

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 26, 2011 at 5:00 AM

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Employers manage fluctuating staffing needs economically with innovative new website

January 25, 2011 @ 08:30AM

TORONTO – PoolingPeople.ca, a new web-based business, provides employers with a unique platform for cost-effectively sharing employees directly with each other. The first online service of its kind, PoolingPeople.ca allows companies to reduce overhead costs during idle time by temporarily or permanently sharing employees with other member companies. Conversely, PoolingPeople.ca allows employers to find experienced people when they need additional part-time or full-time staff. Read the rest of this entry »

Scotiabank Launches “Bright Future” Community Program

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 25, 2011 at 5:00 AM

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Craig Kielburger helps launch global philanthropic program

January 21, 2011 @ 12:00PM

Toronto – Scotiabank today launched an international philanthropic program uniting the Bank’s charitable, social and community efforts and employee volunteer activities under one new banner – Scotiabank Bright Future. Scotiabank President and CEO Rick Waugh was joined by special guests including Free The Children Founder, Craig Kielburger as he announced the program at an event held in Toronto earlier today. Read the rest of this entry »

Beyond the criminal record check: Campaign launched to reduce risk of child sexual abuse, New “Commit to Kids” program helps child-serving organizations create safer environments‏

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 22, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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Beyond the criminal record check: Campaign launched to reduce risk of child sexual abuse, New “Commit to Kids” program helps child-serving organizations create safer environments

Thursday, January 20, 2011 – 2:10 PM
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The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, in partnership with the Toronto Police Service, Public Safety Canada and the Ministry of the Attorney General (Civil Remedies Grant Program), announced a new public-awareness campaign that will run in the GTA, urging child-serving organizations to adopt the “Commit to Kids” program. Designed for all organizations that work with children, this innovative child-sexual-abuse prevention program is a comprehensive risk-management approach that goes beyond criminal record checks and child abuse registry checks. Read the rest of this entry »

Coldest Night of the Year Walk

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 21, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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By Nada Thomson

Hey there,

Sanctuary has been invited to walk with the Yonge Street Mission on February 26th for an event called the “Coldest Night of the Year” (CNOY) and its purpose is simple – to help us raise money and awareness for our communities! We’ll bundle up to brave a cold winter’s night in downtown Toronto and walk 10km through some of the best and worst addresses in town. For folks who are experiencing homelessness, getting in out of the cold is rarely an easy thing to do, so this walk will also help us experience a hint of what our friends go through every day. Read the rest of this entry »

Just Imagine Being Just Reality

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM

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The house at 37 High Point Rd. in the Bridle Path is an enviable real estate investment for many at going-rate of $23-million. This home which has been featured on HGTV’s “Mansions” is the brainchild of developer Paul Miklas, and Sharon Ann Bobkin from Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. is looking to sell the property. One of the features of this home is that it is so huge that people drive by often to see it. Kent James, owner of Crystal Clear Maids drives through the Bridle Path on a regular basis and is impressed to find out the specs of the mansion. Read the rest of this entry »

Disney Fairy Tale in a Downtown Condo

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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“I begged to see the Little Mermaid when I was young,” says Dena Burgin, a theatre performer and journalism student at Seneca@York. “[My Mom] got her hair cut and she picked us up after. Then I begged my Mom for the CD and I just sang it and sang it and this made me start singing.” Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 17 to 21 January 2011‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 17, 2011 at 8:00 AM

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 17 to 21 January
2011

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice. Read the rest of this entry »

Sergeant Ryan Russell’s funeral service, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, Funeral procession route‏

In Beauty, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Events, Media Writing, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on January 17, 2011 at 1:00 AM

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Sergeant Ryan Russell’s funeral service, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, Funeral procession route

Saturday, January 15, 2011 – 5:05 PM
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416-808-7100

Sergeant Ryan Russell’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 1 p.m., at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Boulevard. Read the rest of this entry »

Hurricane Carter: Book Launch & Talk Enid Lee: Working Together for Quality Education for Children‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 16, 2011 at 2:00 AM

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– ‘Moving Beyond The Superman Solutions Part II: The Powerful Potential of Schools, Families and Communities Working Together for Quality Education for All Children’ with Enid Lee. This session will be held on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., OISE Library. Read the rest of this entry »

Think Outside the Lunchbox when Dining at Work

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 15, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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Resolve to be healthier this year by bringing lunch to work;

choose energy-boosting foods to increase productivity

Toronto, Ontario – January 11, 2011 – Want to increase your brain power at work? Try starting with your stomach.

That’s the message of leading Canadian dietitian and best-selling author Liz Pearson, who emphasizes that the foods you eat have a direct impact on your energy and productivity levels. In particular, mid-day food choices can make or break a person’s afternoon productivity levels, she says. Read the rest of this entry »

Toronto Police Service News Release

In book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 14, 2011 at 9:00 AM

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2010 Holiday R.I.D.E. program, Final update

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 – 6:02 PM
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416-808-1900

The Toronto Police Service 2010 Holiday R.I.D.E. program has finished. A total of 1,711 officers dedicated 5,120 hours to the Holiday R.I.D.E. program in Toronto. A total of 336 spot checks were conducted with the following results: Read the rest of this entry »

In February 2011, TVO presents Genius Week, takes The Agenda with Steve Paikin back on the road, and marks Black History month

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 14, 2011 at 3:00 AM

January 05, 2011 @ 08:30AM

Big-ticket event programming fills TVO’s February lineup all month long. To start, Genius Week, running February 21 to 27, takes smart viewing to new heights with a look at child prodigies, gifted painters, design dynamos and scientific trailblazers. Read the rest of this entry »

December 2010 Automotive Sales

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 13, 2011 at 8:00 AM

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December 2010

By Dennis Desrosiers

Attached are preliminary light vehicle sales for Canada. We found out today that Suzuki will likely be reporting tomorrow so the attached includes full year sales for all OEM and Jan to November sales for Suzuki. I decided I’d rather have something out on the street rather than wait until tomorrow. As soon as Suzuki reports I’ll update the chart and re-send it to everyone. Sorry. Read the rest of this entry »

Janet Jackson’s World Tour

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 13, 2011 at 12:14 AM

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JanetJackson.com
ANNOUNCING JANET JACKSON’S 2011 WORLD TOUR PRE-SALE TICKETS

We are excited to announce that starting Thursday, January 13th, pre-sale tickets for Janet Jackson’s 2011 World Tour will go on sale at JanetJackson.com. The 2011 World Tour will be the largest ever world tour where you will hear Janet sing songs from her Number Ones album. Read the rest of this entry »

EPOCH Staffing Services Open For Business!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 12, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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Come Join Us… You Will Be Glad You Did!

Hello there,

Happy New Year! As 2011 begins… it is a time of new beginnings and the launch of Epoch Staffing Services Inc.. I’m excited to have an opportunity to tell you about us. We are a bit different since we have a special focus on the 45+ workforce… we are thrilled to be an advocate for these employees. As an employer, you know the value of this type of individual. And if you act now, there is a special rate for our first 25 clients. Please contact me if you have any questions and I hope I get a chance to work with you very soon! Read the rest of this entry »

CIL Paints 2011 Colour Forecast: Sunny with a Chance of Cheerful Colours

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 11, 2011 at 1:00 AM

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Concord, Ontario – January 4, 2011 – The outdoors may be gloomy, but the forecast for 2011 is sunny. Sunny yellow, that is, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints in announcing its top colours for the year. Read the rest of this entry »

2010 in review

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 10, 2011 at 9:00 AM

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 66,000 times in 2010. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would have performed about 3 times.

In 2010, there were 545 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1116 posts. There were 629 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 218mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was April 25th with 745 views. The most popular post that day was He Pingping Death.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, bglhonline.com, inet.biogenidec.com, facebook.com, and yelp.ca.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for he pingping, taylor swift, shania twain, jean toomer, and pingping.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

He Pingping Death March 2010

2

Taylor Swift?! Uh-huh! July 2009
2 comments

3

BELOVED August 2009

4

Is Fibromyalgia a Vitamin D Deficiency Syndrome? June 2009
3 comments

5

Book review of Cane by Jean Toomer August 2009
3 comments

Email Poll

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 9, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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Music Beginning

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 8, 2011 at 2:00 AM

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Conclusion

I conclude this book after three days of starting it. I have only focused on three artists in this book, however I plan to do more books along this vain. I guess partly why I feel like finishing it now and I do feel like it is done is because India.Arie was singing “India’s Song.” She says, “I want to go where the rivers are high enough…to call my name.” This sounds great and everything – however I am still at that stage in my life where going down to Lake Ontario sounds quite exciting to me. Read the rest of this entry »

India.Arie

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 7, 2011 at 1:00 AM

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India.Arie

After having a conversation with a woman who stole my laptop years ago outside of my house, I selected to listen to “The Heart of the Matter,” from the Testimony Vol. 1 album from India.Arie. Read the rest of this entry »

Erykah Badu

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 4, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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Erykah Badu

I’m listening to Erykah Badu right now. I actually feel warmer by listening to her funky sounds. It’s Sunday, June 21, 2009 – Father’s Day. I put an ad in the Toronto Star to celebrate my Dad’s special day. I said “Happy Father’s Day” to my brother-in-law David and forgot today is also his birthday. I called my friend Tunde and wished him a “Happy Father’s Day.” He has a new baby. I do not know yet whether it is a boy or a girl. As they say, it is the health of the baby that really matters. Even that can be conquered sometimes. Read the rest of this entry »

Robots Replacing Teachers

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 3, 2011 at 9:00 AM

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I can see it now…teachers will be striking just to have the right to teach…robots will start feeling like slaves and expect wages for their work…there will be lawyers for robots…the teaching profession may end as we know it…politics will surround the human faces on the robots and contrary to the Michael Jackson song, it will matter if the robots are black or white…robots will be charged fares to get on airlines with humans as their companions…who really knows?

Please read more at: http://www.dailytech.com/English+Speaking+Robots+Become+South+Koreas+Newest+Teachers/article20510.htm

From Organizing People’s Homes to Organizing People’s Lives: The Sanctuary

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on January 2, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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“I’ve been good,” says Nada Thomson, Director of Development at The Sanctuary Mission. “It’s been an adjustment period. There is so much emotional stress everyday. So you’re better for it.”
The Santuary is a healthy or wealthy community that is embodied for the poor. It is open to all belief systems and all ethnic backgrounds. The community is made up of men and women from 25 to 55. Five hundred faces every week and annually in the thousands. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy New Year!!!!!!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 1, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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Donna Magazine wishes you a Happy New Year filled with health, wealth and prosperity to name just a few really good puns. This year, the magazine has accomplished the over 100,000 unique visitors mark with it also being top-ranked in Google. The magazine has more than 1,000 articles for you to go over and enjoy and what I hope is a pleasant, peaceful and relaxing day for you. Please do continue to read the magazine. It is YOU who makes a tremendous difference and I cannot express in these simple words alone how much I appreciate and everyone past, present and future directly affiliated with Donna Magazine.

Happy New Year!

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