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Waste management companies to pay $87,000 for PCB spill

In Writing (all kinds) on August 31, 2015 at 3:00 AM

SASKATOON, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – In Saskatchewan provincial court on January 14, 2015, representatives of Custom Environmental Services Ltd., and Aevitas Inc., entered guilty pleas to an offence under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999), resulting from a spill of oil containing PCBs.

On April 1, 2015, sentencing resulted in penalties of $50,000 for Custom Environmental Services Ltd. and $37,000 for Aevitas Inc. The combined penalties of $87,000 will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund (EDF).

The two companies had been charged following the discovery of a spill of approximately 100 litres of oil containing PCBs from a tractor trailer at a weigh scale near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 2, 2012.

At the time of the incident, Custom Environmental Services Ltd. was a separate corporate entity, transporting a shipment on behalf of Aevitas Inc. The company has since been acquired by Aevitas Inc.   Read the rest of this entry »

Morneau Shepell to Announce 2015 first Quarter Results, and to Hold Conference Call on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In Writing (all kinds) on August 30, 2015 at 3:00 AM

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TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Morneau Shepell Inc. (TSX: MSI) will announce its 2015 first quarter results onMonday, May 11, 2015. Results will be discussed the next day, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 during a conference call withBill Morneau, Executive Chairman, Alan Torrie, President & CEO, and Scott Milligan, Chief Financial Officer, at 11:00 a.m. ET.

The conference call is open to all those wishing to attend, with a Question & Answer period to follow the presentation. In order to participate in the live conference call, please call 416.695.7806 (participant code 8000751) in the Torontoarea, or 1.888.789.9572 (participant code 8000751) throughout the rest of Canada. A replay of the call will be available via the Morneau Shepell Web site at www.morneaushepell.com Read the rest of this entry »

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation – MidDay lottery winning numbers

In Writing (all kinds) on August 29, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ –

Wednesday   08/04/2015

PICK-2:  6   6

PICK-3:  9   6   0

PICK-4:  1   0   5   9

ENCORE: 0689413

DAILY KENO

 1,  5,  6,  7, 21, 24, 29, 30, 33, 35,
45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 53, 55, 61, 64, 66.

SOURCE OLG Winners

For further information: OLG, 1-888-946-6716

Media Advisory – Atlantic Business Outlook: Opportunities and Risks

In Writing (all kinds) on August 28, 2015 at 3:00 AM

HALIFAX, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – The swift correction in oil prices has changed the economic outlook for Canada’sprovinces. Nova Scotia, like other Maritime provinces, can expect strong economic growth over the next two years, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Provincial Outlook-Winter 2015.

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist, Glen Hodgson and Marie-Christine Bernard, Associate Director, Provincial Forecast will join business leaders from the region to discuss the economic opportunities and risks forHalifax and Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Business Outlook 2015 in Halifax on April 9, presented by The Conference Board of Canada in partnership with BMO Financial Group. Read the rest of this entry »

THEMA. La revue des Musées de la civilisation – A second issue on the theme « Techne and Social Change»

In Writing (all kinds) on August 27, 2015 at 3:00 AM

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QUÉBEC CITY, April 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – THEMA. La revues des Musées de la civilisation announces the publication of its second issue on the representation and the place of science in museums.

Techne and Social Change (no 2, 2015) sheds light on a range of social issues concerning technological knowledge, and more specifically the process of transferringscientific and technologicalknowledge.

The issue features authors from Québec, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Italy that together examine the social foundations of knowledge production technologies from an historical and contemporary perspective : Serge Chaumier, Université d’Artois, France (“Science Museums : Making science more accessible or using science to effect change? From ‘temples to science’ to citizen science”), Jean-François Gauvin, Harvard University (“When Museums of Science Create Citizen Expertise : Participarory science and the gamification of techne”), Francesca Polacci, Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy (“The Google Art Project: Democratisation of art or ideology of transparency ?”), Staffan Müller-Wille, University of Exeter, UK (“How the Great Chain of Being Fell Apart : Diversity in natural history 1758-1859”), Jorge Wagensberg, University of Barcelona (“La revolución del lenguaje museográfico”, available in Spanish and French), Lydia Bouchard, Musées de la civilisation, Québec (“Video Games at the Musées de la civilisation : A Sign of social change”)

A presentation note by Michel Côté, executive director of the Musée de la civilisation, an editorial from editor in chiefMathieu Viau-Courville (Musées de la civilisation) and concluding thoughts by Pierre-Olivier Méthot (Université Laval) complete this second issue of THEMA.

THEMA’s next issue Museums, Creativity, Performance (no 3) will appear in the fall of 2015. It will address intersections between memory, heritage and performance in the museum, from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

THEMA is an international, interdisciplinary and multilingual peer reviewed journal published twice a year online by the Musées de la civilisation in Québec City.

For further information: thema.mcq.org

SOURCE Musée de la Civilisation

For further information: Media Relations : Québec – Serge Poulin, 418 528-2072; courriel : spoulin@mcq.org; Montréal – Rosemonde Gingras, 514 458-8355; courriel : rosemonde@rosemondecommunications.com

Find Donna Kakonge’s Books at the Toronto Public Library

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Enjoy How To Talk To Crazy People, How to Write Creative Non-fiction, Three Quarters and The Spirit of Kasacba: A Creative Non-fiction Novel all by Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge today.

NSTU pleased to see teacher recognition key outcome of International Teaching Summit

In Writing (all kinds) on August 26, 2015 at 3:00 AM

HALIFAX, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Focus on teacher leadership, teacher recognition, career enrichment and providing equitable access to fair and inclusive education environments were some of the key priorities coming out of the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, in which NSTU president Shelley Morse participated.

“It was exciting to be part of this Summit, and hear and see firsthand what works in education systems around the world,” adds Morse. “This was an important forum to be a part of, and I was happy to include the voice of Nova Scotians in dialogue on education transformation.” Read the rest of this entry »

Government of Canada supports seniors in Pickering

In Writing (all kinds) on August 25, 2015 at 3:00 AM

PICKERING, ON, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Seniors in Pickering will benefit from financial support for two organizations that help reduce social isolation. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario) and Member of Parliament representing theCambridge and North Dumfries region, and Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament for Pickering–Scarborough East, on behalf of the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors).

The Seniors of Koro Pilipino and FaithHopeLove Ministry will receive a total of $45,000 from the New Horizons for Seniors Program for pilot projects to help local seniors. The Seniors of Koro Pilipino will receive $25,000 to purchase computers and provide computer literacy training to seniors. FaithHopeLove Ministry will receive over $20,000 to support the social participation of immigrant seniors through a mentorship program that will allow them to mentor others in their community, as well as involving them in the planning and delivery of a community event. Read the rest of this entry »

Minister Ambrose welcomes new Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada

In Writing (all kinds) on August 24, 2015 at 3:00 AM

OTTAWA, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – It is with pleasure that I announce the Honourable Michael H. Wilson as the new Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Board of Directors.  His appointment to this important role is a testament to his exceptional skills and distinguished career in the private and public sectors, which includes serving as Ambassador of Canada to the United States and leading various federal ministries. Mr. Wilson is Vice-Chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Governing Council and Chancellor of the University of Toronto. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and has honorary degrees from the University of Toronto, York University, Trinity College at the University of Toronto and a Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Military College of Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Tricon announces date for Q1 2015 results conference call

In Writing (all kinds) on August 23, 2015 at 3:00 AM

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TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Tricon Capital Group Inc. (“Tricon” or the “Company”) (TSX:TCN), an asset manager and principal investor focused on the residential real estate industry, invites you to participate in its live conference call with senior management in which we will discuss the Company’s financial results for the first quarter of 2015.  The call will take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at 10 a.m. ET.

Tricon’s financial statements for the first quarter of 2015 will be released prior to the call, and will be made available on the Company’s website and on the Canadian Securities Administrators’ website at www.sedar.com.

To access the call, please dial 647-788-4901 or 1-877-201-0168 (Conference ID # 20007036). The conference call will also be accessible via webcast at www.triconcapital.com.  A replay of the call will be available from 1pm ET on May 13, 2015, until midnight ET, May 20, 2015. To access the replay, call 1-855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406, followed by passcode 20007036 #.

About Tricon Capital Group Inc. (TSX:TCN)

Tricon is an asset manager and principal investor focused on the residential real estate industry in North Americawith approximately $2.5 billion of assets under management.  Tricon owns, or manages on behalf of third party investors, a portfolio of investments in land and homebuilding assets, single-family rental homes, and manufactured housing communities.  Our business objective is to earn fee income through our Private Funds and Advisory business and to invest for investment income and capital appreciation through our Principal Investment business.   Since inception in 1988, Tricon has invested in real estate and development projects valued at approximately $16 billion.  More information about Tricon is available at www.triconcapital.com.

SOURCE Tricon Capital Group Inc.

For further information: Gary Berman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Tel: 416-928-4122, Email:gberman@triconcapital.com; Wissam Francis, Executive Vice President – Corporate Finance, Tel: 416-323-2484, Email: wfrancis@triconcapital.com

BioAmber Secures Best-In-Class Technology for Planned BDO/THF Plants

In Writing (all kinds) on August 22, 2015 at 3:00 AM

License from Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies accelerates deployment of next commercial plant

  • BDO/THF technology with demonstrated and guaranteed performance enables BioAmber to leverage its low cost bio-succinic acid to produce cost competitive bio-BDO and bio-THF
  • License eliminates need to build and operate a demonstration plant and accelerates deployment of a 100,000 ton capacity commercial BDO/THF plant that BioAmber plans to commission in 2018
  • JM Davy license, along with the signed Vinmar offtake agreement and an operating Sarnia plant, offers an attractive low risk profile that will facilitate project financing for BioAmber’s next plant

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA), an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals, today announced it has entered into a technology license with Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy).  The licensing package will enable BioAmber to construct and operate a 100,000 ton per year capacity plant that uses bio-succinic acid as the feedstock to produce 70,000 tons of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and 30,000 tons of tetrahydrofuran (THF).  BioAmber has also secured the right to license the JM Davy technology for two additional BDO/THF plants. Read the rest of this entry »

SunEdison Breaks Ground On 22.6 MW Seven Sisters Solar Power Plants In Utah

In Writing (all kinds) on August 21, 2015 at 3:00 AM

BELMONT, Calif., April 8, 2015 /CNW/ — SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced the groundbreaking for the 22.6 megawatt (MW) DC Seven Sisters solar project in Southern Utah. The Seven Sisters are seven separate solar power plants, four of which are located inBeaver County and three in Iron County, Utah. Rocky Mountain Power, a division of PacifiCorp will purchase the electricity under seven separate 20-year power purchase agreements with SunEdison. These projects are on the Call Right Projects List for TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP), a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants. SunEdison anticipates offering these projects to TerraForm Power for investment upon completion.

SunEdison Breaks Ground On 22.6 MW Seven Sisters Solar Power Plants In Utah

“We are excited to be breaking ground today for the Seven Sisters solar project,” said Paul Gaynor, Executive Vice President of North America Utility and Global Wind at SunEdison. “These solar power plants will provide significant economic and environmental benefits for the people of Utah. We look forward to continuing to work closely withBeaver and Iron counties, Rocky Mountain Power, and the State of Utah.” Read the rest of this entry »

Burke Construction Group Selects Textura-CPM to Enhance Payment Management, Reduce Risk

In Writing (all kinds) on August 20, 2015 at 3:00 AM

CHICAGO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ — Textura® Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that Nevada general contractor Burke Construction Group, Inc. has selected Textura’s Construction Payment Management® (CPM®) solution to improve the company’s payment management processes and to better manage related risks.

Textura Corporation logo

“Our main areas of concern were compliance tracking, lien waiver collection, and paying our subcontractors as quickly as possible. Our previous solutions didn’t adequately address those concerns,” said Bob Gittings, CFO, Burke Construction Group. He noted that the general contractor learned of CPM from a client that uses the Textura solution across the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Media advisory, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nicole’s Run, Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road

In Writing (all kinds) on August 19, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nicole’s Run, Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 12:59 PM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, members of the Toronto Police Service, led by 22 Division, will host Nicole’s Run, at Centennial Park in Etobicoke.

Nicole’s Run is a 5K Run and 1K Family Walk to recognize the 30th anniversary of Nicole Morin’s abduction, with net proceeds going to support the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (MissingKids.ca).

The event will also feature community partners Toronto Crime Stoppers and Victim Services Toronto, as well as Police Dog Services and the Mounted Unit, along with other fun activities for younger guests such as face painting and a bouncy castle.

Special guests include the Justice League Runners.

The media is invited to attend the event:

– 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Registration
– 6:30 p.m.: Opening Remarks
– 7 p.m.: Run/Walk Start
– 8 p.m.: Candlelit Vigil

Last-minute registrations for the run will be welcome at the event or, members of the public who do not wish to run/walk are encouraged to join us for the event at no cost. Donations of any size would be appreciated.

For more information, please contact Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, at 647-530-8911 or meaghan.gray@torontopolice.on.ca.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications

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[TPS] – Man charged in Sexual Assault investigation, Patrick Pearsall, 50, facing 35 charges, Police believe there may be other victims

In Writing (all kinds) on August 19, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Man charged in Sexual Assault investigation, Patrick Pearsall, 50, facing 35 charges, Police believe there may be other victims

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 11:16 AM
Sex Crimes
416-808-8500

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to an arrest in a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

– through a third party, a man contacted an 18-year-old woman on social media

– the women agreed to meet them in Toronto

– during May 2015 and June 2015, the man sexually assaulted the woman numerous times

On Friday, August 14, 2015, Patrick Pearsall, 50, of Toronto, was arrested. He was charged with:

1) 17 counts of Sexual Assault
2) 17 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a person with a disability
3) Fail to comply with probation

He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10 a.m.

Members of the public continue to contact investigators with information. Based on the public’s assistance, police believe there may be other victims.

The news conference is available on the Toronto Police Service YouTube page.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

There are a number of organizations which provide advice and assistance to youth who need a helping hand. Some of these organizations are http://www.kidshelpphone.ca (1-800-668-6868), http://www.protectchildren.ca, http://www.cybertip.ca and http://www.needhelpnow.ca.

This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Kim Gross, Sex Crimes Unit, Child Exploitation Section

Attachments to this release are available on our website.

Magna International Inc. – Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Notice of Conference Call for First Quarter 2015 Results

In Writing (all kinds) on August 19, 2015 at 3:00 AM

AURORA, ON, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG; NYSE: MGA) is holding its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at The Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Toronto time).  The meeting will be webcast live and can be accessed atwww.magna.com.  Magna will also announce its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 on the morning of the meeting.

Magna will hold its quarterly conference call on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (Toronto time).  The number to use for this call is 1-800-735-5968.  Overseas callers should use 1-416-620-9188.  Please call in at least 10 minutes prior to start time.  The conference call will be webcast at www.magna.com, and will be chaired by Don Walker, Chief Executive Officer.

If you have any questions, please call Louis Tonelli at 905-726-7035.  For teleconferencing questions, please callNancy Hansford at 905-726-7108.

For anyone unable to listen to the scheduled call, the rebroadcast numbers will be:
North America – 1-800-558-5253 and Overseas – 1-416-626-4100 (reservation number is 21766784) and will be available until Thursday, May 14, 2015.

SOURCE Magna International Inc.

For further information: Louis Tonelli at 905-726-7035

Balanced budget legislation promotes fiscal discipline: CPA Canada

In Writing (all kinds) on August 18, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is encouraged by the federal government’s intention to table balanced budget legislation.

“Our organization has long supported fiscal discipline and prudent financial management,” says Kevin Dancey, president and CEO, CPA Canada. “Strong management of the government’s finances is essential if the country hopes to achieve economic growth. Maintaining a sound fiscal stance enhances confidence.” Read the rest of this entry »

PortsToronto Celebrates the Arrival of the First Ship of the Season with the 154th Annual Beaver Hat Ceremony

In Writing (all kinds) on August 17, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – PortsToronto Harbour Master Angus Armstrong “crowns” M/V Tundra CaptainVolodymyr Ovdiyenko with the centuries-old silk and beaver top hat at the 154th annual Beaver Hat Ceremony at Redpath Refinery. The annual ceremony celebrates the arrival of the season’s first ocean-going ship – which this year was the M/V Tundra – into the Port of Toronto, hearkening the start of the 2015 shipping season. The Port of Torontoplays an important role in Canada’s transportation network and the Toronto economy, allowing for the delivery of salt and sugar, as well as concrete, sand and other goods needed to support the city’s booming construction industry, directly into the heart of the city. Last year marked an eight-year high for imports into the Port of Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

IIROC Trading Halt – GAD

In Writing (all kinds) on August 16, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – The following issues have been halted by IIROC:

Company: Grenadier Resources Corp.

CSE Symbol: GAD (all issues)

Reason: Pending News

Halt Time (ET): 3:48 PM ET

IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are implemented to ensure a fair and orderly market. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) – Halts/Resumptions

For further information: IIROC Inquiries 1-877-442-4322 (Option 2) – Please note that IIROC is not able to provide any additional information regarding a specific trading halt. Information is limited to general enquiries only.

International Counseling and Psychotherapy Conference, Bangalore, India‏

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[TPS] – Public Safety Alert, Distraction Thefts, Police believe there may be other victims

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Public Safety Alert, Distraction Thefts, Police believe there may be other victims

Friday, August 14, 2015 – 1:58 PM
14 Division
416-808-1400

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of Distraction Thefts targeting seniors.

It is reported that:

– on Friday, June 5, 2015, a 64-year-old woman was in front of her home in the Dupont Street/Ossignton Avenue area

– a white four-door car stopped beside the woman and the driver motioned for her to come closer

– the occupants of the vehicle asked the woman for directions to the highway

– one of the passengers asked the woman to try on a necklace

– when the woman declined, the passenger proceeded to place a necklace and a ring on the woman

– as the passenger put the new jewelry on the woman, they removed her existing jewelry

– the car then drove away

The driver was described as 30-35, with a thin build, round face, and short hair.

The front passenger is described as a woman, 25-30, with a thin build and brown hair.

The rear passenger is described as a woman, 25, with a thin build and short hair.

It is also reported that:

– on Saturday, June 27, 2015, a 78-year-old man was outside his home in the Bellwoods Avenue/Queen Street West area

– a grey vehicle stopped beside the man and a female passenger asked him for directions to the highway

– the passenger told the man he reminded her of her father and she wanted to give him something

– the passenger placed rings in the man’s hand and a necklace around his neck

– as the passenger placed new jewelry on the man, she removed his existing jewelry

– the vehicle drove away

There is no description available for the driver.

The passenger is described as a brown woman in her early-mid 40s.

There was a five-year-old girl in the back seat.

It is also reported that:

– on Thursday, July 9, 2015, an 85-year-old woman was in the Hallam Street/Gladstone Avenue area

– a blue four-door car pulled up beside her

– the passenger said, “Hi mom,” to which the woman replied, “I am not your mother.”

– the passenger reached out of the vehicle and grabbed the woman’s hand

– the passenger removed all the rings from the woman’s hand

– when the woman demanded her rings back, the passenger placed four new rings into the woman’s purse pocket

– the car drove away

The driver is described as a man with brown or olive complexion, 24-25, with a tall, thin build, and short, straight dark-brown hair

The passenger is described as a woman with brown or olive complexion, mid-20s, with a thin build, and straight shoulder-length brown hair

It is also reported that:

– on Saturday, July 25, 2015, an 80-year-old woman was in the Afton Avenue/Beaconsfield Avenue area

– a grey or green vehicle stopped beside her

– the passenger exited the vehicle and asked the woman to have a seat

– the woman sat on a ledge as the passenger told her about her mother who was sick in hospital

– the passenger placed jewelry on the woman and removed her existing jewelry

– the passenger then returned to the vehicle and it drove away

The driver is described as a brown man.

The passenger is described as a brown woman, early-mid 30s, 5’5″, with a heavy build, wearing a brown head scarf.

It is also reported that:

– on Saturday, August 4, 2015, a 60-year-old man was in front of his home in the Dundas Street West/Claremont Street area

– a silver or grey car stopped beside him

– a passenger approached the man asking for directions to a hospital

– another passenger pointed a handgun towards the man

– the passenger who asked for directions removed the man’s jewelry using lubricant and gave him new jewelry

– the passenger kissed the man on the cheek before returning to the car and drove away

The driver and two passengers are described as brown men, 20-30, with medium builds.

The passenger who asked for directions is described as a brown woman, 20-30, 5’6″, with a medium build and short brown hair.

It is also reported that:

– on Friday, August 7, 2015, a 79-year-old woman was in front of her home in the Gladstone Avenue/Waterloo Avenue

– a woman approached her fence and shouted for her to come over, asking for directions to the hospital

– the woman hugged her and placed new jewelry on her while removing her existing jewelry

– the woman got into the back seat of a dark grey car and drove away

The woman is described as white, 5’1″, with a medium build, and short brown hair.

There is no description for the driver.

Similar Distraction Thefts have been taking place across the Greater Toronto Area. The suspects in these crimes distract the victims by giving them worthless jewelry while stealing expensive jewelry, such as rings and necklaces.

The suspects appear to targeting victims who speak little or no English.

Police believe there may be other victims.

The public is reminded to keep vigilant for these suspects in their neighbourhoods and to report any suspicious behaviour to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.>.

Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Iris Fleckeisen, 14 Division

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Cheesy Kale and Black Bean Pasta Bake

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Chef Daniel Schick, OMNI King Edward Hotel, Toronto

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Servings: 4

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Toronto chef, athlete team up in support of food banks

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Top Canadian Chefs and Athletes Team Up to Create Energy-Boosting Recipes in Support of Food Banks

Catelli® Pasta Boost cookbook – featuring recipe by Toronto Executive Chef Daniel Schick of Omni King Edward Hotel and Pentathlete Donna Vakalis – aims to help feed country’s hungry in summer, the slowest time of year for food banks

Toronto, Ontario – April 8, 2015 – Looking to increase your stamina in time for the active days of summer? With the Pan Am Games coming to Toronto in July, here’s some food for thought: we can all learn a thing or two about staying power from the diet of our country’s top athletes. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday

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It’s amazing how life is.

A brewer, using his psychic ability to tell the drinker what lies ahead…
Will he get lucky tonight, will she leave alone again, will they get that promotion?

A married man with three beautiful children, telling you through a torn ligament in his leg while trying to
Exercise it on a Bicycle that it was hurt long ago while he was a soccer star and he’s
Still trying to heal it…

Yes, perhaps I could also heal my broken heart and love again too – just like he could be a
Soccer star again too – on a middle-aged player’s team.

My birthday…children…telling me that my niece has gone crazy because she was dancing, and dancing well.

Yes, perhaps craziness is happiness – if you come back down on the ground from the joy.
Happy Birthday to Everyone I forgot to Say that to This Year – and I also mean the Upcoming Birthdays too.

2015 is going to be mine – gotta hurry up for my dinner date with family.

Thank you God. I am so grateful I could cry.

Sam by SandBay Pictures – Make This Sexy New Canadian Web Series a Reality by March 31

In Writing (all kinds) on August 12, 2015 at 3:00 AM

View, Comment, Like, Subscribe, and Share Our Trailer to Help Us Win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MSnOSuDk0c

TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – The Sam scripted web series is the brainchild of Sarah Fodey, President & Executive Producer of SandBay Pictures. The series features a cast and crew from Toronto and Ottawa, and is competing for this year’s Independent Production Fund Web Drama Series Program. Applicants with the most YouTube engagement by March 31 will advance toward securing production financing.

 

SOURCE SandBay Pictures Inc

For further information: Suki Lee, inbox@inboxcommunications.com, 416-529-7979

UrtheCast To Host 2014 Fourth Quarter And Year-end Conference Call On March 23, 2015

In Writing (all kinds) on August 11, 2015 at 3:00 AM

VANCOUVER, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) (“UrtheCast” or the “Company”) today announced that it will host a conference call regarding its 2014 fourth quarter and year-end financial results at 8:30 a.m. ET (5:30 a.m. PT) on Monday, March. 23, 2015.

An archived version of the conference call will be made available on the Company’s investor website (investors.urthecast.com) following the live conference call.

The live conference call will be available by calling toll-free at 866-696-5910, or by toll call at 416-340-2217. The participant pass code is 2427706.

About UrtheCast Corp.

UrtheCast is a Vancouver-based technology company that is developing the world’s first Ultra HD video feed of Earth, streamed from space in full color. Working with renowned aerospace partners from across the globe, UrtheCast has built, launched, installed, and will soon operate two cameras on the ISS. Video and still image data captured by the cameras will be downlinked to ground stations across the planet and displayed on the UrtheCast web platform, or distributed directly to partners and customers. UrtheCast’s cameras will provide Ultra HD video and still imagery of Earth that will allow for monitoring of the environment, humanitarian relief, social events, agricultural land, etc. Common shares of UrtheCast trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange as ticker ‘UR’.

SOURCE UrtheCast Corp.

For further information: Issa Nakhleh, CFO, inakhleh@urthecast.com, (778) 331-7827 Direct

[TPS] – 41 Division Reducing Collisions Campaign, Monday, August 10, 2015 to Sunday, August 16, 2015

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

41 Division Reducing Collisions Campaign, Monday, August 10, 2015 to Sunday, August 16, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015 – 4:59 AM
41 Division
416-808-4100

The Toronto Police Service will continue to be diligent in education and enforcement strategies to enhance the safety of the public, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, within our communities. Increased enforcement during the 41 Division Reducing Collisions Campaign, will take place during the week of Monday, August 10, 2015 to Sunday, August 16, 2015.

Motorists are encouraged to obey all rules of the road and be aware of their surroundings. Motorists are also encouraged to slow down and they are encouraged to refrain from using any hand-held device that may distract then while driving.

High-accident locations and intersections will be targeted and see increased enforcement. The enforcement initiatives for community safety will also continue throughout the year.

All officers from 41 Division will pay particular attention to those motorists who run traffic lights and stop signs, commit offences at pedestrian crossovers and crosswalks and include turning offences, unsafe lane changes and speeding offences. Officers will also be concentrating on distracted driving and motorists using hand-held devices.

All motorists and pedestrians should also be encouraged to avoid using electronic devices, whenever they are on or near the roadways.

For further information, please contact Sergeant John Murphy at 416-808-4053 or john.murphy@torontopolice.on.ca.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant John Murphy, 41 Division Traffic Enforcement Unit

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SunEdison To Provide the People of Georgetown Texas with 150 Megawatts of Solar Power

In Writing (all kinds) on August 10, 2015 at 3:00 AM

BELMONT, Calif., March 18, 2015 /CNW/ — SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it will construct new solar plants in West Texas to supply the City of Georgetown with 150 megawatts of solar power for 25-years.  The SunEdison solar plants will be interconnected in 2016, and will provide over 9,500 gigawatt-hours of clean energy to Georgetown through 2041, enough to power more than 24,000 homes a year for 25 years. Upon completion, SunEdison expects to offer this project for investment to TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP), a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants. This project will create close to 800 jobs in Texas during construction. Read the rest of this entry »

Jereh Sees CO2 Stimulation as a New Trend for Green Oilfield Development

In Writing (all kinds) on August 9, 2015 at 3:00 AM

YANTAI, China, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ — Jereh Group says to pay more attention to CO2 stimulation technology and sees it as a new trend for oilfield environmental development in light of environment protection and high production efficiency.

Jereh Operated China's Largest CO2 Fracturing Operation in Jilin, China

In 2014, Jereh operated its CO2 fracturing in Jilin, China to have a region of production potential increase with over 15,538 cbft liquefied CO2 and 370 cbft proppant injection at 9,425psi working pressure, which leads to the largest CO2 fracturing operation in China.

“This successful operation strengthens our confidence in CO2 fracturing technology,” said Mr. Cui Rizhe, the chief engineer of Jereh R&D center. “Today, the whole industry is challenged with problems including limited water resources, reservoir pollution and decreased well production. These all indicate a transition to a more eco-friendly solution, so CO2 stimulation can be a trend, especially for European and American shale development.”

Firstly, CO2 fracturing enjoys significant environmental advantages. “Conventionally, at least 100,000 bbl of water would be consumed for only one water-based fracturing operation, while CO2 can be used instead of water to achieve complete water elimination,” said Mr. Cui. “Moreover, the energy provided by CO2 gasification helps the removal of all residual liquid left in the formation. When liquid CO2 vaporizes to a gas and flows from the reservoir, it leaves no liquid or chemical damage in the formation.

Then, CO2 fracturing owns remarkable stimulation effect. Generally, CO2 fracturing is regarded as a high-cost operation. However, its stimulation effect is 5 or 6 times more than water-based fracturing and 4 times more than foam nitrogen. For shale gas development, CO2 is more suitable as its adsorption capacity with shale is stronger than that of methane and can replace CH4 in the shale formation. “High production brings about great economic advantage. We believe CO2 fracturing will play a key role for shale commercialization in the future,said Cui.

“Jereh never stopped CO2 fracturing R&D over the past decade. By mastering leading CO2 stimulation technology with our integrated equipment offering, Jereh is committed to the industrial technology revolution,said Mr. Cui.

About Jereh

Jereh Group is an international company specializing in oil and gas equipment manufacturing, oil and gas engineering and construction as well as oilfield technology services. Leveraging its strong R&D, high-quality production facilities and global sales network, Jereh has served customers in over 60 countries.

For more information:  www.jereh.com

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SOURCE Jereh Oilfield Services Group

For further information: Elva Yang, +86-535-6921560, media@jereh.com

Unseen McQueen: New Artwork Celebrates Alexander McQueen Retrospective

In Writing (all kinds) on August 8, 2015 at 3:00 AM

LONDON, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – Today, American Express unveils a striking new tableaux created by acclaimed international fashion photographer Nick Knight, OBE, using unseen photography captured backstage at the iconic 2004 American Express: McQueen Black Event. The commission celebrates American Express’ support ofAlexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150318/735545-a )
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This spectacular piece, entitled ‘Black’ , is a stunning snapshot of McQueen’s work as showcased at the unique 2004 event, which was co-hosted and curated by Alexander McQueen. Read the rest of this entry »

NorthWest International Healthcare Properties REIT announces March 2015 distribution

In Writing (all kinds) on August 7, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TSX-V: MOB.UN

TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – NorthWest International Healthcare Properties REIT (the “REIT”) announced today that it has declared a distribution of $0.018333 per trust unit (TSX-V: MOB.UN) for the month of March 2015.

The distribution will be paid on April 15, 2015 to unitholders of record as at March 31, 2015.

Eligible unitholders that elect to participate in the REIT’s distribution reinvestment plan (the “DRIP”) will have their cash distributions used to purchase units of the REIT and will also receive a “bonus distribution” of units equal in value to 3% of each distribution. Unitholders wishing to participate should contact their investment advisors to enroll in the DRIP.

Effective March 16, 2015, 60,275 trust units were issued pursuant to the DRIP, none of which will be issued to trustees or officers of the REIT. Read the rest of this entry »

SilverLeaf Service now offered on Rainforest to Gold Rush route

In Writing (all kinds) on August 6, 2015 at 3:00 AM

1,680 more reasons for savvy travelers to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies

VANCOUVER, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – Rocky Mountaineer, provider of inspiring journeys throughout the Pacific Northwest and majestic Canadian Rockies, is proud to announce that for the first time ever, SilverLeaf Service will be offered on the Rainforest to Gold Rush route.

The route will feature Rocky Mountaineer’s newly enhanced SilverLeaf Service featuring a delectable culinary program that focuses on fresh, local and gourmet ingredients. Guests will enjoy seat side service, gourmet snacks, portion selection and more beverage choices including local beer and Okanagan wine selections throughout the journey. Read the rest of this entry »

Madelaine Drohan awarded public policy fellowship to study “serious journalism”

In Writing (all kinds) on August 5, 2015 at 3:00 AM

OTTAWA, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – Award-winning journalist, Madelaine Drohan, is the Public Policy Forum’s 2015Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow.

For the next 12 months, Ms. Drohan will be focusing her attention with this fellowship on how journalism influences policy-making in Canada. This timely analysis comes amid important trends that are causing a decline in substantial, in-depth reporting on public policy.

“Through this Fellowship, I know that Madelaine Drohan will make an impactful contribution to understanding the future of serious journalism,” says David Mitchell, President & CEO of Canada’s Public Policy Forum. Read the rest of this entry »

Unveiling A New Flavour For Spring: Perrier L’Orange

In Writing (all kinds) on August 4, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Latest sparkling natural spring water has zero calories and zero sugar

TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – Perrier L’Orange is the newest addition to the collection of Perrier’s Sparkling Natural Spring Water flavours, infused with orange essence and containing no sugar and zero calories. The newest Perrier product comes to the market by way of Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices.

A strong majority of Canadian consumers are actively trying to adopt healthier lifestyles, according to a recent Nielsen Health and Wellness Study, and Perrier L’Orange delivers on trend for health-conscious Canadians meeting their needs for a flavourful yet natural, low-calorie alternative to artificial and high-caloric beverages.  Consumers can now choose from five refreshing Perrier alternatives: Perrier Original, Perrier Lemon, Perrier Lime, Perrier Pink Grapefruit and now, Perrier L’Orange – all Sparkling Natural Spring Waters. Read the rest of this entry »

George Brown College selects Campus Living Centres to operate its first student residence

In Writing (all kinds) on August 3, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – Campus Living Centres (CLC) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with George Brown College to operate their new, state-of-the-art, waterfront Residence complex. The facility, which will initially be part of the athlete’s village of the 2015 Toronto Pan and Parapan Am Games, will house more than 500 students when it opens as a George Brown College residence in the Fall of 2016. The addition of this residence enables the College to extend the George Brown experience beyond the classroom, and further deliver the George Brown standard of excellence.

Gerard Hayes, Director of Student Experience at George Brown, acknowledges that the decision to pursue a professional operator for the management of the new residence was driven by the recognition that this is the first residence at George Brown College, and “Campus Living Centres comes with a breadth and depth of expertise that we wanted to ensure was part of our student experience.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nova Scotia Dental Association 2015 Oral Health Report – Province’s dentists draw attention to plight of seniors

In Writing (all kinds) on August 2, 2015 at 3:00 AM

HALIFAX, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – The Nova Scotia Dental Association is sounding the alarm on seniors’ oral health in Nova Scotia, a problem the president-elect of the association is calling “a quiet epidemic”. Dr. Russell MacSween, a family dentist and president-elect of the NSDA, says the 2015 Nova Scotia Oral Health Report “Are seniors in trouble?” is a wake-up call for a province with a rapidly aging population and no provisions in place to deal with the special oral health needs of the elderly.

“Oral health is a vital part of overall health,” said Dr. MacSween, “and for a generation of our seniors who have looked after their teeth and gums carefully and now face issues with independence and mobility as they enter long term care, their oral health is being forgotten.” By issuing the provincial report that focuses on seniors’ oral health, Dr. MacSween says the association is hoping to gain two important objectives. “We want people to start talking about their oral health and that of their senior family members, and we need to consider training caregivers in basic preventive oral care.” Ideally, the province’s dentists would like to see provisions in place to provide an oral health screening for seniors prior to admission to long term care, an annual oral exam by a dentist, and a daily mouth care plan for each resident in a long term care facility.

The Nova Scotia Dental Association’s “Are seniors in trouble?” report is viewable on their website at
http://www.nsdental.org/Portals/0/Nova%20Scotia%202015%20Oral%20Health%20Report.pdf

 

SOURCE Nova Scotia Dental Association

For further information: Steve Jennex, CAE – Executive Director, Nova Scotia Dental Association, (902) 420-0088,jennexnsda@eastlink.ca

Math Wizards or Problem Solvers?

In Writing (all kinds) on August 1, 2015 at 3:00 AM

New Survey Shows Accountants Prefer Tackling Problems Over Crunching Numbers

TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – It’s tax season, and many people are on a first-name basis with their personal accountant. What they may not know is what accountants enjoy most about their profession. In a Robert Half Finance & Accounting survey, accounting and finance professionals said solving problems (38 per cent) and making strategic recommendations for the business (29 per cent) gives them the most career satisfaction. Respondents ranked these ahead of working with numbers (17 per cent).

The online survey was developed and conducted by Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world’s first and largest specialized financial recruitment service. It includes responses from nearly 400 finance and accounting professionals across Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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