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Youth Music Movement: Four guys in a R/V tour Canada in search of nation’s next wave of young music stars

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Writing (all kinds) on April 30, 2011 at 8:22 AM

In Search of East Coast Music Talent - Photo Courtesy of CNW

From east to west coast, group records 11 bands this summer and documents their adventures on webisode series

April 29, 2011 @ 05:30AM

Montréal, QC – Every successful musician remembers the long and hard road travelled on their journey to get noticed. This summer, a group of four, passionate, fresh-out-of-school cultural aficionados from Québec are about to give 11 budding young musicians their first big break. Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Media advisory, Sunday, May 1, 2011, 10 a.m., Grosvenor St./Queen’s Park Crescent, Ontario Police Memorial Foundation, Ceremony of Remembrance‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on April 29, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Sunday, May 1, 2011, 10 a.m., Grosvenor St./Queen’s Park Crescent, Ontario Police Memorial Foundation, Ceremony of Remembrance

Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 2:11 PM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

On Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 10 a.m., at Grosvenor St./Queen’s Park Crescent, the 12th annual Ceremony of Remembrance for Ontario’s fallen police officers will take place. Read the rest of this entry »

Diaspora Dialogues – Friday Nights

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 April 28, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 29: Friday Nights with Diaspora Dialogues

Our Friday Nights series brings you an eclectic sampling of some of our best writers and performers – for free!

Don’t miss this final night of our popular and jam-packed series with the Toronto Public Library’s Keep Toronto Reading festival. Featuring readings by Antanas Sileika (Underground), Jacob McArthur Mooney (Folk), Adebe DeRango Adem (Ex Nihilio) and emerging writer Joyce Wayne; spoken word by Angelica LeMinh; and a short reading from Rebecca Applebaum’s play Complex. Hosted by Dalton Higgins. Read the rest of this entry »

Multimedia: A MUST for PR

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 27, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Multimedia and PR Go Hand in Hand - Photo Courtesy of CNW

Media panelists push importance of photos and video for today’s online environment

April 21, 2011 @ 01:15PM

Toronto – More than 300 public relations, communications and media professionals packed CNW’s Breakfast with the Media in Toronto on Friday, April 15 to hear Chris Hogg, CEO, Digital Journal; Anjali Kapoor, Managing Editor, Digital at The Globe and Mail; and, Sarah Millar, Web Editor, The Toronto Star, discuss how news and communications have evolved. Read the rest of this entry »

Running Room launches Boomer focused Active-Aging online walking clinic

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Sports, Writing (all kinds) on April 26, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Six Out of 10 Older Canadians Not Getting Enough Exercise - Photo Courtesy of CNW

Nearly 6 out of 10 Canadians over the age of 65 are not getting enough exercise, and may be at risk for cardiovascular disease

April 26, 2011 @ 11:00AM

Toronto, Ontario – With age and physical inactivity considered risks for developing cardiovascular disease, nearly six out of 10 Baby Boomers are in danger of dying from Canada’s second leading cause of death and disability – cardiovascular disease (CVD).1,2 Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming Events at UrbanEdge Yoga

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

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Dear Friends,

Events for week of April 25th

Tue 26th, Yoga- spring into action: A 60 minute yoga class designed to stretch your muscles. Flow through a variety of postures starting with Sun Salutation. Rhythmic music of traditional Indian drums, cymbals and tambourine in tune with pace of the postures. Find details and RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/2409/yoga-spring-into-action-4/ Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 26 to 29 April 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, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 24, 2011 at 8:00 AM

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 26 to 29 April
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 »

The Treasure Trove

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

Trove is a Store Filled with Treasure - Photo Courtesy of Trove

‘SUPPORT AFROFEST’ GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT – 4 Great Acts, 1 Great Concert

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 22, 2011 at 6:00 AM

The Drum is a Symbol of African Music - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

Music Africa’s Good Friday SUPPORT AFROFEST concert goes tomorrow, Friday, April 22.

Featuring four top African music acts:

The Resolutionaries Marimba Band (Zimbabwe)

Donné Roberts (Madagascar)

Ruth Mathiang (Sudan)

Afrafranto (Ghana). And many special guests. Read the rest of this entry »

COMMUNITY RADIO CONTRIBUTES TO THE VITALITY AND CONTINUED GROWTH OF THE FRANCO-ONTARIAN COMMUNITY

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 21, 2011 at 9:50 AM

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TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ – The French Language Services Commissioner has released a study today on the French-language community radio sector in the province. This document, entitled A Study of Ontario’s French-Language Community Radio Stations: Key Components of the Vitality of Francophone Communities, describes various issues, including the lack of government support for this sector since 1995. Read the rest of this entry »

Sinfonia Toronto

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 20, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Laplante’s Beethoven ~ May 13, Glenn Gould Studio

On May 13 the legendary Canadian pianist André Laplante joins us to perform Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto. We recommend you book Laplante’s Beethoven now

LAPLANTE’S BEETHOVEN
Friday, May 13, 8 pm
Glenn Gould Studio
250 Front Street West Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming Events at Urban Edge Yoga

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

Dear Friends,

Events for week of April 18th

Tue 19th, Yoga- spring into action: A 60 minute yoga class designed to stretch your muscles. Flow through a variety of postures starting with Sun Salutation. Rhythmic music of traditional Indian drums, cymbals and tambourine in tune with pace of the postures. Find details and RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/2408/yoga-spring-into-action-3/ Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 18 to 21 April 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, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM

TV and Radio Announcements from the CRTC - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

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 »

The Politics of Black Hair Online Coursebook Available on Lulu.com

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, travel, Writing (all kinds) on April 17, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Everybody Does Something to Change Their Appearance for Advancement - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

The Politics of Black Hair Online Coursebook is now available on Lulu.com at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. Buy now!

Where Does Identity, Beauty and Spirituality Fit into Black Feminist Thought?: The Politics of the Black Women Inside and Outside Education

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on April 16, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Cover of Garfield Ellis's Till I'm Laid to Rest - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

It is our roots that give us structure. It is our roots that make us black feminists. It is our roots that give us identity. It is our roots that give us beauty. It is our roots that give us spirituality. It is our roots that make us black women inside and outside of education.
My father is from Uganda. My mother is from St. Vincent & the Grenadines. I am from Canada. I have always seen these identifying geographical landscapes as placing me where I can find my family roots. These geographical places also help me to form a triad identity of African-Caribbean-Canadian. Read the rest of this entry »

Canadians want their next Prime Minister to have CEO-like qualities: Monster 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 April 15, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Monster Poll Finds Out About the Election - Photo Courtesy of CNW

Vision & leadership more important than having a beer-buddy

April 15, 2011 @ 07:00AM

Toronto – For Hire: A Prime Minister for Canada who has vision and leadership, is an excellent communicator and a strong role model, is results-driven, and has a track record of success. Political experience is important. Being a good person to share a beer with, nice to have, but not a requirement. Read the rest of this entry »

Easter Weekend at the Canada Agriculture Museum

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on April 14, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Child Playing with Easter Eggs - Photo Courtesy of CNW

April 13, 2011 @ 11:00AM

Spring is in the air at the Canada Agriculture Museum this Easter weekend! After a long winter, the barns have come alive with the arrival of newborn animals. Welcome the soft lambs, meet a rabbit, and watch the newly hatched chicks from up close. In the demonstration kitchen, help Museum staff to make a variety of Easter breads and even taste a sample. Don’t miss the annual egg hunt, and the “signs of spring” trivia found in the barns. The Museum is located at the Central Experimental Farm, Prince of Wales Drive, between the traffic circle and Baseline Road. Read the rest of this entry »

Urban Edge Yoga Schedule of Events

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Sports, Writing (all kinds) on April 13, 2011 at 9:42 AM

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** The centre will be closed from April 12th to 14th **

Dear Friends,

Events for week of April 11th

Mon 11th, Kirtan Yoga – transcendental chants: Kirtan Yoga is a simple yet powerful technique that uses the energy of ancient sound vibrations to tap into the supremely attractive source of all happiness. It will be a guided meditation exercise. Details and RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/2411/kirtan-yoga-transcendental-chants-2/

12th to 14th: Closed

Fri 15th, Bhagavad-Gita as it is – the uncommon sense: A book of the Hindus or a mystery of the east, several myths surrounds this ancient text. Great mystics, thinkers and philosophers ranging from Gandhi to Emerson and Thoreau have derived great inspiration from it. Join us for an interactive reading group and RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/2418/bhagavad-gita-uncommon-sense-3/

Quote of the week: For one, who is a neophyte in the eightfold yoga system, work is said to be the means; and for one who is already elevated in yoga, cessation of all material activities is said to be the means. (Bhagavad gita as it is)

Regards

Mangal-arti

SPICE UP YOUR KITCHEN FOR SPRING

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 12, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Sico GoPrime All-in-One primer, a heavy-duty alkyd emulsion product, seals any surface – even those previously painted with oil – and provides an even, adherent canvas for the top coat.

New Cutting-Edge, Eco-Friendly Sico Paints

Enable High-Quality Kitchen Makeovers at Low Cost

Longueuil, Quebec – March 28, 2011 – Spring is a time of renewal, and with studies showing that kitchen upgrades increase a home’s resale value, why not start by rejuvenating the most frequented room in the house? By applying the right choice of paint and a little creativity, a kitchen can undergo a tasteful makeover at little cost. Read the rest of this entry »

The Real World in the Classroom

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 11, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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My first practice of trying to re-create the real world through education with writing came when my sister and I would be at home cutting and pasting Miss Sassy Magazine back in the 1980s. The audience for the one-issue magazine was my immediate family. Many years later, I had the chance to have the audience of the Ottawa-Carleton area when I got my first taste of working for a real newspaper at Carleton University while my class of 1994 put together Centretown News. I learned some vital things in that newsroom, such as Canadian Press Style which still serves me well today. Read the rest of this entry »

Kindergarten Voicer

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 10, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Full-Day Kindergarten in Scarborough - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

By Christina Cheng

Christina Cheng\'s Story on Full-Day Kindergarten

Kindergartens try out extended hours Scarborough becomes testing ground for full-day learning

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on April 9, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Full Day Kindergarten in Scarborough Schools - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

By Christina Cheng

Ninety schools in the Toronto District School Board are getting ready to welcome kindergarten pupils for full-day classes this fall.

Seventy-one of those schools, including 30 in Scarborough, and another 50 in the Toronto Catholic District School Board offer the program already. The province has committed to phasing in full-day kindergarten in all Ontario elementary schools by 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Is TTC an Essential Service?

In Writing (all kinds) on April 8, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Is the TTC an Essential Service? - Photo Taken by Christina Cheng

By Christina Cheng

It’s 7:30 on a Monday morning. The hustle and bustle of the morning rush has begun. Newspaper stands are half empty. There is not a seat on the subway, or even room to stand. Hundreds of people are packed in every subway car, shoulder to shoulder, back to back trying to get to work or school in time.

The TTC is the country’s largest public transit system providing service to over 1.3 million people a day in Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

Marvin Macaraig: Journey in being City Councillor

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on April 7, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Marvin Macaraig on Hunt for City Councillor - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

By Christina Cheng

Marvin Macaraig’s story begins just like many other immigrants who came to Canada in the 1970s. He was born in Quezon City, Philippines in 1976. His family came to Canada when he was still an infant, and like many other new Canadians at the time, they settled in Scarborough because of the rapidly growing economy and plentiful housing. Read the rest of this entry »

DJ P-PLUS SPINNIN’ ON THE ONES AND TWOS…

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

DJ P-Plus is Bringing Something Unique to Hip Hop - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

By Christina Cheng

Urban Dictionary: Ones and Twos- Refers generically to DJ turntables, etymology is a derivative of the best-selling professional-grade DJ turntables, which has for better or worse become the de-facto standard in the club and/or radio studio world.]

DJ P-Plus…

Tall, dark and handsome would be too much of a cliché, so how about six-feet tall; warm, silky, chocolate-caramel brown skin; deep dark eyes, beautiful wide nose, plump full lips, with a strong face so concentrated and passionate. Read the rest of this entry »

Optical Illusions

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

Inside Spectacle Eyewear - Photo Taken by Christina Cheng

By Christina Cheng

See how being a ‘four-eyed freak’ is now considered a good thing! Wearing optical glasses are now considered a huge fashion trend and a great way to flatter the face and the eyes!

Sunglasses have always been a fashion trend but not so much for optical frames… Until now that is! Remember when people had prescription glasses but would be ashamed to wear them out because they’d be called a ‘four-eyed freak’? Well, those days are over and people have made their prescription glasses into fashion statements! People used to be hesitant about wearing glasses that make a statement, largely because tradition frame designs focused on function over form but now, that has all changed. Being a ‘four-eyed freak’ has never been so hot! Even those who have 20/20 vision wish they had a prescription so that they can rock some cool looking frames. Read the rest of this entry »

Is drinking wine apart of your daily lifestyle? Find out how wine could be the new health diet drink!

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on April 4, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Red Wine is Good for Your Health - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

By Christina Cheng

Wine expertise say drinking wine may help prevent weight gain and help live a healthier lifestyle. Time to sit back, relax and pour yourself a glass of pinot noir!

Wine is not considered just a pleasure drink anymore, it also offers health benefits and I’m a firm believer in that! Although I’m just shy of 22-years of age, I enjoy a glass or two of (either) red, white, and/or zinfandel at least once (sometimes twice, maybe more) a week. I also exercise from home and from the gym 4 times a week and I can honestly say, I have never felt this healthy and fit until now. A glass of wine after a good workout is ideal because it acts as a relaxant- it is a non-chemical means of relaxing because of the alcohol affect- it tends to sooth my muscles and clarify my blood cells after an intense class of Pilates. When it’s wine time, it’s my time! Read the rest of this entry »

Long Road to Overcoming Celiac Disease

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on April 3, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Celiac Disease - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

by Julie Wendell

I’ve always had significant digestive problems my entire life. In fact, when I was an infant, my parents lovingly called me “diarrhea-baby”. By the time I was in kindergarten, my mom was tired of my complaining about having a stomachache every day, so she finally took me to see the doctor, who diagnosed me with lactose intolerance and completely cut out dairy from my diet. Read the rest of this entry »

LIVING WITH FIBROMYALGIA

In Beauty, book reviews, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on April 2, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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by Julie Wendell

“Mommy, open this, please?”, my 3 year old son asked as he handed me a cereal bar early one morning. I tried to tear off the top of the wrapper, but my fingers would not move or grasp the wrapper! Terrified, I tried opening it again, but to no avail. I had lost all strength in both of my hands! As calmly as I could, I asked my 7 year old son to open the cereal bar for his brother. But inside, I was panicking because the weakness in my hands persisted for about an hour. What was happening to me??? Little did I know that the morning of February 10th, 2008 marked the beginning of a myriad of severely painful symptoms. My life was about to drastically change. Read the rest of this entry »

Truth, Objectivity and Ethical Space

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Religion, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 1, 2011 at 2:00 AM

Exploring what is documentary in many ways opens up a discussion about the ethical elements of it. Rotha notes dramatization aspect. Schelesinger notes honesty and plain facts understanding of the word documentary. Ruby raises the question: is documentary art or reportage? Read the rest of this entry »

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