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TVO Launches New Digital Public Archive #retro

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 28, 2011 at 1:00 AM

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Explore four decades of historic TVO gems at archive.tvo.org

February 23, 2011 @ 08:00AM

Toronto – TVO is pleased to announce the launch of its new digital Public Archive, a free online resource that unlocks four decades of made-at-TVO educational programming that stands the test of time. Read the rest of this entry »

Hundreds of Digital Media Enthusiasts Gather for PodCamp Toronto

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 27, 2011 at 1:00 AM

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Canada’s Largest digital media unconference draws passionate amateurs and professionals together to share and learn

February 25, 2011 @ 01:00PM

Digital media enthusiasts of all stripes are converging on the Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson University on Saturday Feb. 26 and Sunday Feb. 27 for the fifth annual PodCamp Toronto. Last year 900 people from Toronto’s new media community attended during our two-day unconference. Organizers are confident of a good turnout with (at the time of this writing) over 1,300 people signed up to attend this year’s event. Read the rest of this entry »

Canada poised to become northern tiger

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 26, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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U.S. could lose business to Canada, according to new comparison of tax regimes

February 23, 2011 @ 08:00PM

Today, Prof. Jack Mintz, director of The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, released a paper co-authored by Duanjie Chen analyzing tax regimes of 83 developed and developing countries. In a global economy, this kind of comparison is a strong indicator of future investment, job and economic growth for those countries. Read the rest of this entry »

Making A Difference For Kids On Family Day

In Beauty, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on February 25, 2011 at 1:00 AM

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February 23, 2011 @ 02:00PM

Ottawa – On Ontario Family Day families braved the bitter cold to make colourful snow angels on Parliament Hill. Each snow angel represents a child in care, or future children in care of a Children’s Aid Society in Eastern Ontario that is ‘waiting’ for a family today or may need a family tomorrow. ‘Waiting’ is not in the literally sense, but rather a notion that due to a limited number of foster families currently available, some children and youth may be with families that are challenged to meet their specific needs. Also, youth currently in group care, may not get the chance to experience family based care due to the shortage of foster homes. On any given day, we have 1,100 foster families for 3,200 children in care in Eastern Ontario. Read the rest of this entry »

New Annual “BlackCreek Summer Music Festival” Set to Launch in Toronto in June 2011 at the Rexall Centre at York University

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 24, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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Inaugural Season to Feature Symphonic, Pop, Opera, Jazz, Broadway, Country and World Music Concerts With Renowned Artists Including Plácido Domingo, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, The London Symphony Orchestra, Conductors Lorin Maazel and Marvin Hamlisch, and Classical Concerts Featuring Spoken Performances by Dame Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons and James Earl Jones.

February 23, 2011 @ 10:00AM

Toronto, ON – Beginning on June 4, 2011, with Plácido Domingo in concert, and with such renowned artists as James Taylor, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones and the London Symphony Orchestra to follow, the new BlackCreek Summer Music Festival will launch its inaugural season at the Rexall Centre on the grounds of York University in Toronto. The 2011 season spans 14 weeks, from June to September, and includes a wide array of programs by some of the most revered names in pop and jazz, along with rousing symphonic evenings, Broadway showstoppers, world music and iconic country artists, all performing “under the stars.” Read the rest of this entry »

Hold on to your budgeting resolutions

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on February 23, 2011 at 2:00 AM

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A new interactive budget calculator helps Canadians better manage their finances in 2011

February 22, 2011 @ 11:45AM

OTTAWA – An easy-to-use interactive budget calculator that does the math for you has been launched by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) to help Canadians see how much money they take home and where they’re spending it. Read the rest of this entry »

The INTERAC Financially Fit contest launches on Facebook: Are you Financially Fit?

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 21, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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February 18, 2011 @ 02:00PM

Toronto, ON – Social network enthusiasts are now able to connect with INTERAC by following its dedicated Twitter handle and Facebook page.

How financially savvy are you? Our new Facebook contest, which runs until March 2, tests your personal finance know-how with a fun, simple quiz. Whether you’re a financial fitness flunky or a money management maven, you could win a cash prize to help brighten your 2011 outlook. Read the rest of this entry »

Entertainers bring hope and inspiration to some very special kids and kids-at-heart New Ability Online Website and Online Community is full of fun, helpful ideas and practical advice

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on February 20, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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New Ability Online Website and Online Community is full of fun, helpful ideas and practical advice

February 16, 2011 @ 10:00PM

Toronto, Ontario – Every child who imagines and pursues his or her potential unbounded by his or her disability, is victorious. On February 15, 2011, over 100 people gathered at The Music Room at Hart House at the University of Toronto to celebrate abilities, possibilities and families, and the relaunch of The Ability Online website and online community, designed by Momentum. Read the rest of this entry »

Canadians invited to test their tax literacy

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on February 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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Too many tax provisions left unclaimed says Evelyn Jacks, Canada’s most trusted tax author

February 16, 2011 @ 07:00AM

Every year millions of Canadians leave real money behind—and lots of it–by failing to file tax returns to their family’s best advantage, including lucrative refundable tax credits that increase monthly income, Old Age Security, and numerous deductions that reduce taxes payable. This is money that could be used to maximize investment opportunities, says Evelyn Jacks, author or the 6th edition of Essential Tax Facts and 45 other books on the subject. Read the rest of this entry »

Waleed Abdulhamid and Kae Sun headline FREE BHM concerts‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 18, 2011 at 4:00 AM

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WALEED ABDULHAMID KUSH (February 18) and KAE SUN (February 25) close out Music Africa’s FREE festival of Friday night concerts celebrating Black History Month.

FREE at the Gladstone Melody Bar, every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The series features some of the top African artists living and working in the city. Presented by MUSIC AFRICA & Gladstone World. Thanks to CIUT-FM 89.5 FM. Read the rest of this entry »

The Entrepreneur

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 17, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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“Back in about 1993, when I was 23-years-old, started experiencing muscle spasms in my leg and it would last for about a minute,” says Stephan Bevan CEO of Adventure Capitalism. “In January I met my wife, and we have been married for about 17 and a half years.”
In January 1994, Bevan experienced the muscle spasm. It was so bad he had to lie down on the ground while shoveling the snow and he felt like he was dying and it was going on for about eight months. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… Paint it

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on February 16, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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By Gail Bergman PR

CIL Paints Offers Big Ideas for Small Spaces

February 14, 2011 – When it comes to small spaces, don’t paint yourself into a corner. Use colour to open up your surroundings to endless possibilities instead.

“Paint colour is the simplest and most economical way to make a small space appear larger,” says Alison Goldman, Marketing Communications Manager for leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints. “When space is at a premium, every square foot counts, so a can of paint and a little imagination will go a long way in making the most of your living area.” Read the rest of this entry »

New Air Cooling Unit is Hot

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on February 15, 2011 at 4:00 AM

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By Gail Bergman PR

First-of-its-kind ductless air conditioner reduces some bacteria, odours and viruses

Markham, Ontario – February 10, 2011 – Here’s a really hot idea as far as cool products go. A first-of-its-kind air conditioning product is now available in Canada that improves air quality, while solving room temperature problems, significantly decreasing energy costs and reducing humidity in the home. It also acts as a heat pump to warm the house in winter. Read the rest of this entry »

The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color Among African Americans

In Beauty, book reviews, Culture, Education, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on February 13, 2011 at 6:00 AM
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The Color Complex is a Book that Discovers Some Blacks Obsession with Colour - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert

Too many blackfolks are fools about color and hair.
-Mabel Lincloln, interviewee in Drylongso: A Self-Portrait of Black America, by John Langston Gwaltney (1)

The Color Complex mentions the references made to skin colour in Spike Lee’s movies such as School Daze and Jungle Fever. Is hair one of the factors that lures many Black men like Flipper (Wesley Snipes) in Jungle Fever to white women? Why is it that it seems like the more successful a black man is he will have a white woman as his wife or girlfriend? Do black men have more a complex about colour and hair than black women do? Is this evidenced in the fact that fewer black women marry outside of the race and MAY feel more comfortable marrying and dating men darker than they are?

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Is Fibromyalgia a Vitamin D Deficiency Syndrome?

In Disability, Health, Writing (all kinds) on February 12, 2011 at 7:00 AM

By Kathy Tapley-Milton

Is Fibromyalgia a Vitamin D Deficiency Syndrome?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men. Previously, fibromyalgia was known by other names such as fibrositis, chronic muscle pain syndrome, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.
Studies on vitamin D continue to show a direct association with chronic pain, poor immune function, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. These symptoms are all associated with fibromyalgia.

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Book review of Cane by Jean Toomer

In Beauty, book reviews, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on February 10, 2011 at 3:00 AM
Cane - August 11, 2009

Jean Toomer is the Author of Cane

I came across this book for three dollars at a Lebanese restaurant in the McGill ghetto of Montreal. It was worth every penny, and proves that you can find good books for affordable prices.

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Boylesque is the new burlesque

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 9, 2011 at 2:00 AM

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By Nadia Persaud

Benjamin Paley didn’t wear his best underwear the day he went on stage, but when he finished performing Toronto’s burlesque scene would never be the same. Read the rest of this entry »

LOVE YOURSELF AND LOVE YOUR BODY

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Sports, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 8, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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Dog day afternoon at the spa

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Pets, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 7, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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By: Andre Thurairatnam

After her morning run, she spends a nice relaxing day at the spa – complete with manicure, pedicure and other pampering. She fashionably exits the establishment in her brand new designer shoes and jacket, looking like a model fit for the runway. Rested, and with more confidence than ever, she finally makes her way home to a meal fit for a queen. No, it’s not her birthday, anniversary, or wedding, it’s just another Saturday for Fluffy – the family dog. Read the rest of this entry »

Girl power in hockey (Originally Published in Amöi Magazine)

In Culture, Entertainment, Writing (all kinds) on February 7, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Music Africa

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 6, 2011 at 5:00 AM

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An emerging star on the Toronto music scene, BLANDINE kicks off Music Africa’s FREE festival of concerts celebrating Black History Month. Friday night at the Gladstone Hotel.

The entire series is FREE at the Gladstone Melody Bar, every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The concert series features some of the top African artists living and working in the city. Presented by MUSIC AFRICA & Gladstone World. Thanks to CIUT-FM 89.5 FM. Read the rest of this entry »

Colour Zoning Hot Trend for 2011

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 February 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Sico has introduced a new colour zoning leaflet, available free of charge at retailers across Canada, that features a range of creative design and colour ideas.

Blocks of colours bring walls to life, highlight room features

Longueuil, Quebec – February 1, 2011 – Looking to freshen up your home décor? Zone in on colour.

According to leading paint brand Sico, colour zoning is coming back in a big way this year and that means more and more Canadians will be using their walls as a canvas to create original, dynamic living spaces. Read the rest of this entry »

BRIGHT IDEA

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 February 4, 2011 at 2:00 AM

Dulux Inspirations, a first-of-its-kind electronic handheld device, creates instant colour schemes by capturing any colour and automatically suggesting ideal corresponding hues for a room.

Point, Click and Voilà… an Instant Colour Scheme

First-of-its-Kind Electronic Paint Colour

Selection Tool Banishes Decorating Blues

January 31, 2011 – Choosing paint colours may not be as easy as a snap of the finger, but thanks to a new innovation by leading paint brand Dulux Paints, it’s now as simple as a click of a handheld device. Read the rest of this entry »

Butting Out

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 3, 2011 at 1:00 AM

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I have started the journey of quitting smoking – this time for good.

On Sunday, I had one cigarette. That in itself is a real accomplishment for me. I have been using the aid of nicorette gum to help with cravings. I also called the Smoker’s Helpline to find out that cravings do not last forever, it is good to distract yourself and also may help to make a list of things to do and stick to it. I also found out something shocking. With the amount I was smoking at my height of addiction…I was losing 1.5 hours every day just smoking! Shocking! Wow…every day mind you. That averages our to 10.5 hours each week. That is like basically spending a one night’s good night’s rest each week simply smoking. Absolutely amazing. Not to mention how much I was spending on cigarettes which was in excise of more than $3,000.00 CDN per year. I hope that this will encourage others to quit smoking. It really is an important and vital step to make for your overall well-being.

Upcoming events for week of Jan 31‏

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

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Dear Friends,

We are excited to invite you to a night of Kirtan (musical meditation) and ancient chants with our special guest, Badahari Dasa. He has been practicing Bhakti Yoga for four decades and will be sharing his extraordinary meditation and musical skills with us at Urbanedgeyoga on Mon, Feb 21st. You may know him from his melodious chanting during the annual InSpirit festival and this is a not to miss opportunity. Register at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/2140/kirtan-konnection-with-badahari-dasa-bhakti-yoga-concert/ Read the rest of this entry »

Videotron created 827 jobs in Québec in 2010

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 1, 2011 at 4:00 AM

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More than 4,000 jobs in 10 years

January 28, 2011 @ 12:00PM

Montréal – The positive public response to Videotron’s products and services is reflected not only in the high customer satisfaction rate but also in the job market: Videotron created no fewer than 827 new jobs in 2010, driven by its entry into the mobile market and its status as Québec’s most respected telecommunications carrier. The latest wave of hiring has boosted Videotron’s workforce to more than 6,000. In all, the company has created approximately 4,200 jobs in 10 years. Read the rest of this entry »

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