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Dulux® Announces Top Colour Picks for Fall

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CIL Classic Liberty Red Bedroom

Rich reds, oranges, and yellows bring out the best of the season in home décor

 TORONTO, ON (August 7, 2012) – As the outdoors parade an array of colours this fall, Dulux® paint has announced its top paint colour picks to transfer some of the season’s hottest shades indoors.

From rich reds to coppery oranges and spicy yellows, the trend in home décor this autumn is towards more saturated, sophisticated colours that bring out the best of the season, according to the colour experts with Dulux.

“Brighter colours of the past are making way for deeper and richer tones that exude a greater feeling of warmth, just in time for the colder weather,” said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, Brand Director for AkzoNobel, makers of Dulux® paint. The following three Dulux colours have been selected as the brand’s top recommendations this season.

French Stripe Red (10YR 17/465): Deep, warm and misty, this tropical red contains subtle hints of peach. Recommended for living and dining areas, reds of this season are toned down from their previously fiery qualities, making them more versatile than in the past.

Simmering Cider (50YR 26/461): This burnt orange has a tan undertone and a light element reminiscent of copper. With a rustier hue, this mature orange moves away from the pumpkin-inspired tones of last year, delivering a happy, reassuring tone to a classic colour.

Provincial Majesty (30YY 33/613): More exotic and spicier than the recently-popular sunny and lemonade-like yellows, this yellow breaks free of the colour’s traditional role. With a hint of curry, mustard and gold ore, this fall’s yellows pair well with neutrals and oranges, inspiring some unexpected combinations.

“Fall is reminiscent of the lush colours of nature, and this season’s paint palette is no different,” said Tustin-Fuchs. “With a colour trend that is leaning towards maturing tones, we can expect to see more classic, richer looking décor settings in the home.”

For more information about Dulux colour trends, visit www.dulux.ca.

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About Dulux® Paint

Dulux® paint is AkzoNobel’s flagship paint brand worldwide. First introduced in 1931, the brand is sold in more than 40 markets globally today, making it the most widely available paint brand in the world. In North America, you will find the brand in nearly 240 Dulux Paint Stores across Canada serving the professional market. Within the province of Quebec, the leading Bétonel®,brand is combined with the Dulux brand, to form seventy Bétonel/Dulux Paint Stores. No matter where the Dulux brand is sold, it offers an extensive portfolio of high-quality products and services to the marketplace. Dulux and Bétonel paints are brands of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings company.

About AkzoNobel’s North American Decorative Paints Business

Within its North American paints business, AkzoNobel produces a portfolio of well-respected brands, including Sico® , Glidden®, Glidden Professional™, Dulux®Bétonel®, CIL®, Ralph Lauren® and Devoe® paints; Flood®, Sikkens® and Synteko® wood care products; and Liquid Nails® and Mulco® adhesives and caulks. Products are sold through company-owned stores, national retail outlets, distributors and independent dealers throughout North America as well as exported internationally.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is the largest global paint and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Glidden, Sikkens, International, and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™.

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Le CRTC approuve la proposition d’établir un fonds pour l’accessibilité de la radiodiffusion (initialement publié le 7 août 2012)

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Aujourd’hui, le 7 août 2012, le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) a approuvé la proposition de BCE d’établir un
Fonds d’accessibilité à la radiodiffusion. Ce fonds indépendant appuiera des initiatives visant à améliorer l’accès des personnes handicapées au système canadien de radiodiffusion.
“Les Canadiens handicapés devraient pouvoir accéder à la radiodiffusion
contenu en utilisant les dernières technologies, applications et services “, a déclaré
Jean-Pierre Blais, président du CRTC. “Le nouveau fonds servira de
catalyseur pour le développement de solutions innovantes et contribuer à
les besoins des personnes handicapées sont pris en compte lors de la conception. ”

Lorsque BCE a acheté CTVglobemedia en 2011, elle s’est engagée à verser 5,7 millions de dollars à créer un fonds indépendant d’accessibilité à la radiodiffusion. L’entreprise
par la suite présenté une proposition au CRTC. Différents groupes
représentants des personnes handicapées ont été consultés et ont fourni
commentaires à travers un processus de consultation ouvert.

Le fonds soutiendra des projets d’accessibilité qui s’ajoutent aux obligations réglementaires actuelles du CRTC en matière de radiodiffusion.
industrie. Cela pourrait inclure des initiatives d’accessibilité pour les
services de programmation mobiles. Le CRTC exige que le fonds
fournir des services et publier des documents (tels que des formulaires de demande,
politiques et rapports annuels) dans les deux langues officielles.

Le Fonds pour l’accessibilité de la radiodiffusion commencera à accepter les demandes
au plus tard le 5 décembre 2012.

Politique réglementaire de radiodiffusion CRTC 2012-430
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/2012-430.htm

Documents de référence:

Communiqué de presse, “Le CRTC approuve l’acquisition de CTVglobemedia par BCE”, le 7 mars 2011
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/com100/2011/r110307.htm

Décision de radiodiffusion CRTC 2011-163
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/2012-430.htm

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Paint Projects Popular in Fall, Thanks to Long Weekends, Back to School

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CIL Classic Liberty Red Bedroom:
This season’s rich reds – such as CIL’s Classic Liberty Red (30R 07/354), painted on the walls of this bedroom – are reminiscent of striking fall foliage.

CIL® paint unveils top colours for this season

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TORONTO, ON (August 7, 2012) – As the weather turns cooler, Canadians tend to warm up to paint. That’s the finding of leading paint brand CIL® paint, which reports that it has seen strong fall paint sales over the last several years.

“August and September have become huge months for painting,” said Alison Goldman, Brand Manager for AkzoNobel, makers of CIL paint. “While in reality, interior painting season is anytime thanks to new eco-friendly paints that don’t even require open windows for ventilation, many people still seem to choose the fall months to paint when the air begins to get cooler.”

 Explaining that the motivation to paint in the fall is often spurred by a desire to provide a fresh start for kids going back to school, or to prepare for long weekend guests, Goldman says that “next to Christmas, Thanksgiving is a huge entertaining time and, for many, a perfect excuse to give rooms a lift.”

With the popularity of autumn paint projects, CIL has unveiled its palette of hot fall colours for this season. Leading the trend are yellow-toned reds and oranges, and green-toned blues and purples. 

 “This year’s fall colours include both warm and cool shades, so they can easily adapt to a wide range of individual tastes,” said Goldman, citing CIL’s top picks for the season as warm colours Golden Tan (90YR 34/468) burnt orange, Warm Gold (35YY 59/533) yellow, Classic Liberty Red (30R 07/354) and Peach Swirl(80YR 57/293), and cool colours Black Bordeaux (70RR 07/100) eggplant purple,Blazer Blue (43BB 09/340) royal blue and Caribbean Waters (65BB 17/353) deep teal.

CIL Blazer Blue Kitchen:
Royal blue, such as CIL’s Blazer Blue (43BB 09/340) featured in this photo, cheers up a kitchen wall.

Fall Colour Trends 2012

What these colours have in common is that they are all rich, full-bodied hues that convey character, she explained, adding that they also each bring into a home the best of the outdoors – from striking fall foliage and autumn’s dramatic skies to quiet, shady corners of nature.

Goldman recommends painting even one accent wall with one of this season’s top hues to give a room added personality. For example, royal blue cheers up a kitchen wall, burnt orange enlivens a dining or living area, and deep purple soothes a sitting room, she explains.

CIL Golden Tan Living Room:
Burnt orange, such as CIL’s Golden Tan (90YR 34/468) pictured on the walls of this living room, is a hot colour this fall.

 

CIL Golden Tan Living Room

To view CIL’s fall colour picks online, or for colour selection and painting tips, visit www.cil.ca or call 1-800-DURABLE (387-2253).

 About CIL® paint

Available in Canada at The Home Depot, Rona, Canadian Tire, Walmart and independent paint dealers, CIL® paint has been a trusted brand in businesses, communities, schools, and homes across the country since 1927.  With more than 1,200 colours in its palette, CIL paint has developed a colour mood system that guarantees a perfect match across a wide spectrum of colours. Regardless of whether it’s interior or exterior paint or advanced wood stains, the CIL brand stands for delivering simple to use paint solutions that offer outstanding value to do-it-yourself consumers.  CIL paint is a brand of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings company. 

About AkzoNobel’s North American Decorative Paints Business

Within its North American paints business, AkzoNobel produces a portfolio of well-respected brands, including Glidden®, Glidden Professional™, Dulux® Bétonel®, CIL®, Sico®, Ralph Lauren® and Devoe® paints; Flood®, Sikkens® and Synteko®wood care products; and Liquid Nails® and Mulco® adhesives and caulks. Products are sold through company-owned stores, national retail outlets, distributors and independent dealers throughout North America as well as exported internationally.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Glidden, Sikkens, International, and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are a Global Fortune 500 company and are consistently ranked as one of the leaders on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™.

Look Communications reports results of the third quarter of fiscal 2012

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TORONTO, July 20, 2012, /CNW/ – Look Communications Inc. (“Look” or the “Corporation”) (NEX: LOK.H and LOK.K) today reported its operating and financial results for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2012.

Financial and operating highlights included the following:

  • Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments at May 31, 2012, totaled $18.8 million, which represents a decrease of $8.7 million from August 31, 2011. The decrease was due mainly to the return of capital of $7.0 million paid to the shareholders on March 13, 2012, and losses from ongoing operations related primarily to the payment of professional fees;
  • Operating expenses for the three months ended May 31, 2012, totaled $1.1 million, an increase of $0.2 million or 21.5% from the $0.9 million incurred during the three months ended May 31, 2011. The increase was due mainly to lower compensation, offset by higher professional costs related to the indemnification hearing; and
  • The net loss for the three months ended May 31, 2012, was $1.1 million, or a basic loss per share of $0.007.

Look continues to vigorously pursue recovery of the approximately $20 million of sale awards paid in 2009 pursuant to the Statement of Claim issued by Look in July 2011 and CBCA motion materials filed in August 2011.

Look also continues to pursue potential investment opportunities that could utilize Look’s cash and tax attributes in an effort to maximize shareholder value. Look’s remaining tax attributes of approximately $163 million may be utilized by the Corporation in its future operations, or may be utilized by a potential acquirer to offset income, provided certain tests are satisfied including those related to change in control.

For further information on Look’s financial results, please review the Corporation’s interim unaudited consolidated financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2012, and 2011.

About Look Communications Inc.

Look’s shares are listed on the NEX under the symbols “LOK.H” for Multiple Voting Shares and “LOK.K” for Subordinate Voting Shares. Look’s website may be found at www.look.ca.

The corporate information contained in this release includes forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Look that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable by Look at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. The actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein and the variations may be material. Consequently, there is no representation by Look that actual results achieved will be the same in whole or in part as that forecast.

Neither the NEX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the NEX) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information: Grant McCutcheon
Chief Executive Officer and Director
(416) 613-8222

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the of 23 to 27 July 2012
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.
Broadcasting decision:
Application by the Wild TV Inc. https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-Defaut.aspx?S=C&PA=B&PT=PT1&PST=A&Lang=eng to amend the broadcasting licence for the
national, English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking
Wild TV (The Hunting Channel) in order to add to the list of program
categories from which it may draw programming for the service 
 
Regulatory policy:
Amendments to various regulations – Implementation of the regulatory
framework relating to vertical integration http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2011/2011-806.htm
 
Telecom Decision:
 
No decision

DesRosiers Automotive Reports – Observations

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CanUgan News Summer

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DPR 2013

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the of 9 to 13 July 2012
 
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.
 
Broadcasting decision:
 
Application by 3924181 Canada Inc.
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-212.htm#4 for authority to
acquire from 8135274 Canada Inc., as part of a corporate reorganization,
the assets of the national, English-language specialty Category B service
known as ABC Spark 
 
Telecommunication Decision:
 
No decision

Discourse, Power and Resistance 13

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I am writing to all of you who presented papers or ran workshops at DPR12 last month. As I said at the start of the conference, we were well aware this year of the difficulties facing delegates who wanted to make it to the conference and we were impressed by the determination, perseverance, and sacrifice people had made to find ways of joining us. Thank you for contributing to what many people have been saying was one of the best DPR conferences so far. The numbers were lower than before, but the quality and intensity of the debate was brilliant. We hope you felt the efforts you made to join the conference were worthwhile.

Unlike this year, when preparations were delayed for reasons beyond our control, this year planning and preparations for DPR13 are already underway. We have placed a notice on the DPR home page announcing the date, venue, title and themes for next year’s conference. The announcement is also attached to this email. Please note, none of this is set in stone; we would be very pleased to hear from you if you have suggestions you would like us to consider. Please keep an eye on the DPR website which is currently being overhauled and will be relaunched very soon.

We have been eager to move ahead fast in the aftermath of DPR12 because we know how quickly decisions – and budgets in particular – are made at this time of year. We hope that this announcement will enable colleagues to include DPR13 in their plans for the coming academic year. If you are able to promote the conference in your faculties at this stage we will be most grateful. You might be willing to forward the attached, or to pass on the link to the home page, to colleagues and networks who you think may be interested. You might also, perhaps, be able to place DPR13 on the agendas of research groups who may be interested. We depend entirely on the goodwill of delegates to make DPR known so any help you can give will be most welcome.

We would like to remind you of the dates for submission if you are planning to send papers for consideration for Power and Education. They are given on p.10 of the conference handbook. They are also attached here, for convenience. You will very soon receive your password from Symposium, the publishers, which will enable you to access this year’s issue and previous issues of the journal, free of charge.

We look forward to hearing from you, and we hope to see you in Greenwich in April next year.

With very best wishes

Jerome

Power and Education

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Power and Education is an international peer-reviewed journal closely associated with DPR, promoting critical studies of contemporary educational practice and challenging the complicit practices and assumptions of mainstream educational research.

The journal is committed to providing a distinctive and comprehensive body of knowledge focusing on the relationships between the concepts of power and education in their broadest senses. Innovative and provocative work stimulating debate around the analysis, construction, deployment and discourses of power in educational practice, research and theory is particularly encouraged, as is work exploring forms of presentation and representation.  Contributions from other disciplines that engage with these issues of power and education are also welcome. Further information is to be found on the website at http://www.wwwords.co.uk/power/

Call for Papers
Advice for those wishing to submit an article for consideration is to be found on the web page at http://www.wwwords.co.uk/power/howtocontribute.asp

 

Dates

Date of submission of papers – 30th July 2012

Date of return to authors after first review – 10th September 2012

Date of second submission – 15th October 2012

Date of return to authors after second review if necessary – 15th November 2012

Date of final submission – 29th November 2012

Date of final decision re papers and submission to Symposium – 20th December 2012

Date of publication and Issue details – Spring 2013 Power & Education 5(1)

DPR 13

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DPR 13

DiscourseS OF INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION

9 – 11 April 2013 – University of Greenwich, UK

 

Advancing, deepening and sharing understanding between minds – that is, research, learning, and teaching – is a site of ongoing contestation both in theory and practice. Is learning a process of assimilation: coming together to share new insights and the practices they entail, do we leave behind what then appear the errors of our ways and the cultures that supported them, so that learning and unlearning go hand in hand? This is to see the learning community as nomadic, moving on, progressing. But what is lost along the way? Is learning than more a celebration of our selves and our cultures, as we are, as we can and will be, flowering in the richness of our various traditions? This is the understanding of a settled community, preserving its heritage, sectarian, ultimately stifled.

 

These discourses of inclusion and exclusion struggle together in the academy. What is at stake is the intellectual, social and political well-being of the community; and that community is global. Education as the civilising mission of the cultural imperialist (the discourse of power) is discredited; but research, learning, and teaching must be more than the exploration of ourselves behind the walls of our cultural divides (the discourse of resistance).

 

The global community is fractured everywhere by differences along the faults of wealth and poverty, race, religion, gender, sexuality, youth and age, each fragment constructed by a culture of its own, and always changing. DPR13 considers the role of research, learning, and teaching in the context of this cultural complexity: of myriad subcultures whose traditions and insights give the global community its richness and also its sources of conflict.

 

Exchanging words and papers about the discourses of inclusion and exclusion is a powerful academic practice at the heart of DPR in its ongoing project to challenge and interrogate the role of research, learning, and teaching in the social world. But images, music, performance, display, story-telling – these ways of sharing our understanding must have their space. We hope that DPR13 will include the contributions of the creative and performing arts so that the conference ‘shows and tells’ a freshly inclusive vision.

 

Ideal Job with Ameesha Joshi and Anna Sarkissian

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Desrosiers Automotive Reports

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Happy Birthday to Donna Kakonge!!!

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Residual Value of Light Vehicles on the Rise!‏

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Light Vehicle Residual Values Supported by Off-Lease Supply Restrictions

A recovery is well established among residual values of younger used vehicles. DAC analysis of data from Canadian Black Book shows that the residual values of three-year-old used passenger cars have risen steadily in recent years, from 49.0 percent in 2010 to 50.8 percent in 2011 and again to 54.6 percent in 2012. Light trucks have also seen gains, climbing from 48.2 percent in 2010 to 50.6 percent in 2012. Used vehicles are hot and the market seems willing to tolerate higher prices.

These improvements in residual values speak, in part, to past trends in the leasing and fleet sales markets. In the case of the former, Canadians were forced to modify their purchasing habits during last decade’s recessionary years as vehicle manufacturers pulled back their leasing programs. As a result, leasing dropped from a massive 42.4 percent of the total vehicle market in 2007 to just 7.1 percent in 2009. The supply of off-lease and off-fleet used vehicles – particularly in popular segments such as compact passenger car and intermediate sports utility – has diminished considerably; wholesalers and resellers are facing a relative supply desert, and the prices charged for the vehicles trickling through the off-lease tap reflect this shortage.

Some of the lack of supply has been made up by high levels of imports of used vehicles from the U.S., but the pricing of younger used vehicles in Canada remains robust, at least for now.  Dynamics in other segments of the used vehicle market vary considerably, however, reflecting the complex nature of this important market.

Read further about used vehicle market trends, and the complicated interactions between the new and used vehicle markets, in our DesRosiers Automotive Reports and AutoWatch newsletters. Contact Albena Saltcheva (905-881-0400 x.18) for pricing and subscription information.

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[TPS] – Let’s go to the Ex, Visit Communications Services while you’re there‏

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Meet the Dispatchers at the Ex

 

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Let’s go to the Ex, Visit Communications Services while you’re there

Friday, August 10, 2012 – 2:10 PM
Communications Services
416-808-8800

It’s that time of year again when the unofficial end of summer has begun with the opening of the Canadian National Exhibition.

For the second year now, members of Communications Services have been on the grounds, next to the 14 Division Sub-Station, speaking with people and providing information about the essential services TPS Communications Services provide. Between Friday, August 17, 2012, and Monday, September 3, 2012, from 11a.m. to 7 p.m., each day, staff members from the call centre will be on hand to answer any of your questions and provide some fun activities for kids of all ages!

The TPS VW bug will be on site, a children’s dress-up area with police uniforms, interactive computer game “Who Wants to Win a Million?” , “Ask a dispatcher” live tweet session – (August 17 and 27), and photo opportunities with lifesize cutout photo boards of officers.

As part of the ongoing proper use of 9-1-1 PSA campaign, information regarding pocket-dialing and misdials placed to 9-1-1 will be available.

Please take a moment this year and say hello to some of our call-takers and dispatchers. Come meet some of the people on the other end of the potentially lifesaving-line.

Please click here to watch the seventh PSA video of the year-long campaign.

Constable Wendy Drummond, Corporate Communications, for Sandy Briell, Communications Services

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“Beautiful People” Funding Campaign on Indiegogo and First Show August 23, 2012

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Dean’s Graduate Student Research Conference

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Migraines – Could a Simple Change in Diet Be Your Solution? – I Have Found Homeopathy Works Like a Charm!!!

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Migraines – Could a Simple Change in Diet Be Your Solution?
Migraine headaches have many triggers and food is a big one of those triggers. All foods don’t trigger migraines in people the same way or affect them in the same way. As well, a food that triggers a migraine headache may trigger it one day and not another time you eat that food. Making a list of the foods you eat daily so you can look at what food may have triggered your migraine when it comes on can be a good way to identify the changes you need to make in your diet to avoid migraines.
Below are some of the foods that have been known to cause migraine headaches. Changing your diet to have less of these foods will help lessen the chances of a migraine headache coming on.

Tyramine

Foods that have a high level of tyramine can cause migraines. The level of tyramine in foods will increase as that specific food ages or when it has been stored for a long period of time. Some of these tyramine-containing foods are cheese, cured meats, yeast (including fresh bread), and beer. The less you have of these foods the less your chances of getting a migraine.

Food Additives

Specific additives that are put in foods such as nitrates and nitrites that are added for the purposes of preventing food poisoning or to add flavor can bring on migraines. Nitrites are found in foods like hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and pepperoni. Usually, if you are going to be affected by migraines from these additives it will happen within a few minutes after you eat that food. MSG (monosodium glutamate) is often the trigger for migraines. Usually, if you eat something with MSG a migraine can come on within 30 minutes. This is found in meat tenderizers and packed and prepared foods.

Alcohol and Caffeine

Red wine has often been noted to be a migraine trigger as well as alcohol. Caffeine as well has been known to trigger migraines. This can be found in energy drinks, sodas, coffee, tea, chocolate and other foods. Caffeine goes to the brain pretty fast and it can help the body absorb medicines.

Chocolate

Chocolate has been known to trigger migraines in people. Although it has a low amount of caffeine it does tend to be a trigger. It could be that people crave caffeine when they are getting a migraine and could be coincidental. Keeping a log of what you eat may help to define if chocolate is triggering your migraines.

Skipping Meals

Believe it or not, when you don’t eat a migraine can be triggered. Even though some foods cause the migraines, not eating foods are going to cause you to have a low blood sugar count which will trigger a migraine. Eating regular small meals and a snack in between the meals will help lessen the chance of migraines.

If you have migraines regularly, monitoring your diet and making note of what you had before a migraine came on will allow you to see what dietary changes need to be made to lessen the chances of having migraines.

Alex Dawson enjoys writing about food and health. He is a contributing author at http://grouphealthinsurance.org.

Our Beautiful World by Hope Roberts

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 August 6, 2012 at 3:00 AM

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the of 25 to 29 June 2012

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 5, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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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.
Broadcasting decisions:

Applications by Bell Media Inc.
https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-Defaut.aspx?S=C&PA=B&PT=PT1&PST=A&Lang=eng
and RNC MÉDIA Inc.
https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-Defaut.aspx?S=C&PA=B&PT=PT1&PST=A&Lang=eng
for temporary relief from specific conditions of licence for certain
television stations 

Applications by Canadian Chinese Media Network
https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-Defaut.aspx?S=C&PA=B&PT=PT1&PST=A&Lang=eng
to add CCTV-Français and CCTV English News, non-Canadian services
originating in China, to the List of non-Canadian programming services
authorized for distribution

Applications by 1637191 Alberta Ltd.
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-29.htm#2 and Telelatino
Network Inc. http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-29.htm#8 for
broadcasting licences to operate the national, English-language specialty
Category B services Inside Movies and The Canadian Sportsmen Channel

Regulatory policy:

Amendments to the Parliamentary and Provincial or Territorial Legislature
Proceedings Exemption Order – New provision relating to emergencies
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-21.htm


Telecommunication Decision:

MTS Inc. and Allstream Inc. – Application to review and vary Telecom Order
2012-68 concerning TELUS Communications Company’s rate for Payphone Per
Call Compensation service
File number: 8662-M59-201202340
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/part1/eng/2012/8662/m59_201202340.htm

5 Exercises That Could Change Your Body Forever‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 4, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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5 Exercises That Could Change Your Body Forever
We all want to have a body that looks fantastic and is perfectly toned. We want to be able to stroll down the beach knowing our body looks great. Being in shape is very different from wearing a size 2 just because you are so slim. Getting in shape requires much more than burning calories. However, some very specific exercises can really tone your body like never before.

For instance, the next 5 exercises could seriously change your body forever. You could see a big change in the way your body is toned within two weeks.No one ever said looking great is going to be easy, buttoning your body can change it forever and with some strong determination and hard work, you can do it! Along with the five exercises mentioned below, changing your diet will help. Cut back a good bit on the sugars and processed foods, such as white bread and rice. Candy and soda drinks need to become a thing of the past, and instead, start eating more whole wheat and fiber-rich foods. Once you get your foods squared away, incorporate these five exercises and change that body forever!

Push Ups
One of the old time best exercises is still one of the best. Push-ups can tone the arms and body in more ways than you know. To do a push-up properly, lie face down on the floor and raise yourself up off the floor with your hands. Then lower yourself back down to the floor and rise back up again. Do this as many times as you can in one minute.

Sit Ups
Following the push-ups, sit-ups are great for changing your body tone. To do sit-ups, start off by lying on the ground with your knees bent up and the feet are on the floor flat. Hands should be behind the head and with your stomach muscles, raise your shoulders up off the ground and move them up towards the knees and then back down again. You want to do this at least one minute, as many as you can possible.

Squats
Start your squats from a standing position. With your back straight, squat down and back up again. Repeating this for two minutes at least is suggested.

Tricep Dips
To do tricep dips correctly you will need a chair or bench. Sitting on the chair, your hands will be next to the hips and then you lift them in a forward motion. Bend the elbows so that you are dipping the hips lower than the bench before you come back up again. Try this for about 45 seconds. You will get tired fast with this because the triceps tend to be the weaker of the muscles.

Leg Lifts
On all fours (resembling a dog) lift one leg until it becomes level with your body. Stay in that position for about five seconds and then repeat it with the other leg. Do this for about 45 seconds.

Jack Schipper writes about fitness, finance & cheap life insurance.


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AFCY benefits from AWOL’s Square Foort Art Show‏

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Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY),
401 Richmond St. West, Suite 230
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
416 929 9314  http://www.afcy.ca
Greetings!
Arts for Children and Youth is grateful for the support of AWOL Gallery.  Please accept this invitation sent to you on behalf of AWOL Gallery. Here’s your chance to purchase an AFCY original: this is our first time to have some artwork for sale at the show.
YOU ARE INVITED TO
THE ORIGINAL SQUARE FOOT ART SHOW
TENTH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
At Twist Gallery, Toronto
You are invited to join us on Friday, August 3rd at 7pm for the Press & Collectors Gala. Ticket sales support the efforts of the Daily Bread Food Bank and Arts For Children & Youth. Advance Tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door.
You are also invited to attend the Artists Reception on Saturday, August 4th at 7pm. Admission is Free!
PRESS & COLLECTORS EVENING GALA
Friday, August 3rd, 7pm – 10pm
This is a ticketed event in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank and Arts For Children & Youth
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: HERE
ARTISTS EVENING RECEPTION
Saturday, August 4th, 7pm – 11pm
FREE admission
Location: Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen Street West, Toronto (Just West of Dovercourt)
AWOL Gallery celebrates this very special Tenth Anniversary of The Original Square Foot Art Show
Collect Visual Art by New & Established Artists at this huge group art show. 
                                                                  More than 600 Artists & Over 1500 pieces of Art! 
All artwork 12×12 inches & Collectible at $225. 
JOIN US IN CELEBRATION OF ART & ARTISTS! HELP MAKE THIS YEAR’S SQUARE FOOT SHOW A GIANT SUCCESS!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday, August 4th – Sunday, August 19th, 2012
PRESS / COLLECTOR PREVIEW GALA: Friday, August 3rd, 7 pm – 10pm (ticketed event)
ARTISTS RECEPTION: Saturday, August 4th, 7 pm – 11pm (FREE admission)
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday 12-7pm & Sunday 12-5pm
Follow AWOL Gallery & The Original Square Foot Art Show on Twitter:
@AWOLgallery
@AWOLsquarefoot
Please visit 

the AWOL GALLERY SQUARE FOOT website:www.awolgallery.com/square_foot/

For further inquiries, please email us at sqft@awolgallery.com
Advanced Gala Ticket Sales Online HERE
AWOL Gallery Supports the efforts of:
Arts For Children & Youth – www.AFCY.ca
Daily Bread Food Bank – www.dailybread.ca
AWOL Gallery is grateful for:
ABOVEGROUND Art Supplies – www.abovegroundartsupplies.com
Pixel Print – www.pixelprint.ca

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Picture Perfect

In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on August 2, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Jennifer Winters Writes About Family – Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Winters

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Written by: Jennifer Winters

We all have them, rather we like to admit, some may not be as “odd” as others, or dangerous as some but time to fess up, we all have unique families.

Like any shoe of any size, there is going to be a lace that ties, tightens, pulls together to make that shoe together. One could only hope a family would be like that without being dysfunctional, overbearing, dramatic or even distant. I have yet to meet a “normal” family, I don’t think that actually exists. There are all different kinds of dysfunctional families; some are more serious than others, unfortunately. There simply is no such thing as a perfect family; it would be nice to in vision one. For those families that are slightly off are the ones that make great conversation starters. A family does not need to be broken to be dysfunctional by any means. My parents are still married and both children are doing alright, yet try going to the airport with us, and we are all nuts, getting there on time, parking, security, by the time we actually get on the plane we are so tired from the stressing beforehand. It would be nice for all families to get along and have picnics together, but if we were, all the same, it would be boring and there would be more drama of which family is more perfect. Does anybody really want the Step ford wives scenario?

Some of my favorite movies are seeing families on screen just all out of whack. The movies that really do put the fun back in dysfunctional. For instance, you can take American Beauty where you know something is up and the family is a little odd, knowing something isn’t quite right. Or on a lighter note, you can take “Home for the Holidays” or “Eulogy” who take a lighter look at how families can function but barely. The saying “you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family” is on the money. My family drives me nuts sometimes, as I am sure I give them headaches, it is natural too but heads with your loved ones.

For those who have families and are still in contact with them should be grateful, cause there or those who have lost loved ones, or so isolated they forget what family is. I had grown up where families were together, and as I got older those families tore apart, I can be happy with my family and cherish the things I have, even if everyone has to blackberry messenger the whole family when they are all in the same house!

Choices for Change

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on August 1, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Jennifer Winters Writes About Change and Choices – Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Winters

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Written by: Jennifer Winters

Fears, in general, can be very daunting hand hard to overcome.

What if your fear isn’t an object, but a value, decision, moral? A fear does not need to be something physical, it can be mental and emotion sometimes even spiritual. If change is a fear, which I am sure it is for several thousand, why is it, the one thing we do the most? At one point in time, surely you have asked this question to your self, personally, I have asked myself why do I keep changing if this is my greatest fear, dozens of times.

This past week, residents, tourists, and families all had choices this week to partake in an event here in Toronto. Some were to make a change, and some wanted to make the situation worse than it already was. Having a clear look at what had happened today I am grateful for the change in my life and the choice to no participate in violence and outrages despite the cause. Being a complete stranger and outsider to the world of politics it frustrated the hell out of me that I couldn’t take the subway home, due to riots and bomb threats. It is quite frightening to know that in today’s society in a Country that we live in fear was instilled in us, it certainly was in me. I specifically did not watch the news, radio or go on facebook to see what people had to say about the series of events because I only want to write about what I know and what was fact. The truth of the matter is, no one really knows unless you were there.

I have never been so relieved to walk into my house safe and sound; I even called my mom to tell her I was not involved in what had happened downtown. You can call it selfish, but I had a choice to be apart of chaos or make banana bread. I chose banana bread and watch Hot Tub Machine. A year ago that might have been different, but we all have the right to change even if it is something we fear. Change is a game; you must take giant leaps to accomplish small goals to reach the big ones.

I am a true believer that every action has its consequences; its what you do with it is what counts at the end of the day. Chose the battles you want to fight, and lay the wars we cannot win t rest.

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