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[TPS] – Media Advisory, Holiday R.I.D.E. Campaign, Saturday, December 31, 2016, 33 Division

In Writing (all kinds) on December 30, 2016 at 12:55 PM
oronto Police Service
News Release

Media Advisory, Holiday R.I.D.E. Campaign, Saturday, December 31, 2016, 33 Division

Friday, December 30, 201611:45 AM
33 Division
416-808-3300

Traffic safety continues to be identified as a Service priority, with an increased focus on pedestrian safety and safe roadways. This initiative specifically addresses Toronto Police Service Priority, “Safe Communities & Neighbourhoods.”

The goal is designed to increase public awareness and compliance with safe driving measures with the goal being to save lives.

With the holiday season upon us, the Toronto Police Service wants to remind individuals that Holiday R.I.D.E. programs will be conducted all day on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at different locations throughout 33 Division.

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 Gordon Leece, 33 Division

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Police request assistance with Fraud Over $5000 investigation, Mortgage Fraud

In Writing (all kinds) on December 30, 2016 at 12:32 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Police request assistance with Fraud Over $5000 investigation, Mortgage Fraud

Friday, December 30, 201611:26 AM
Financial Crimes
416-808-7350

The Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes Unit is requesting the public’s assistance identifying two suspects in a mortgage fraud investigation.

It is alleged that:

– during the month of September 2015, a man and a woman attended a mortgage broker’s office in the Warden Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East

– they applied for a second mortgage on a property in the amount of $200,000

– the mortgage broker was able to find financing through a mortgage lender and a second mortgage was registered on the home

– they received $200,000 through their real estate lawyer

– several months after the mortgage was registered, the real homeowner was served court documents advising him that he was being sued by the mortgage lender for non-payment of the mortgage

The real homeowner called the police and reported the mortgage fraud.

It is further alleged that the man and woman in this investigation used fake identification to personate the real homeowners.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance identifying them in this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or 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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Adkin Holder, Financial Crimes Unit

An attachment to this release is available on our website.

In Toronto – MOVING FORWARD IN 2017 TO 777-779 BATHURST ST – A Different Booklist

In Writing (all kinds) on December 30, 2016 at 11:19 AM

BIGGER…………….. BETTER……………….. BOLDER

NEW LOCATION IN 2017 – 777-779 BATHURST ST

STAY TUNED FOR MOVING DATE

Dear Friends, Customers, Supporters and Investors,

As the year 2016, the 21st year of A Different Booklist (our 18th year of ownership) comes to an end, we take this opportunity to thank you for being on this journey with us; and for your trust and support over the years that has made the bookstore such a valued institution in the Black community and an essential resource for the wider community. With your support and backing and the shoulders of Third World Books that we stand on, A Different Booklist has built up considerable cultural and community capital that has put us in a very good position as we move forward.

As you aware, this year we were faced with the challenge of finding a new location for the Bookstore while at the same time realizing our vision of a Cultural Centre which would house the Bookstore and also provide multi-purpose space for literary and cultural activities.

We are pleased to say that we have been able to finalize an arrangement to move to a 2000 sq ft retail space (also owned by Westbank, the developers that have taken over our block) in the building opposite to our present location. This address is 777-779 Bathurst St. This is a temporary arrangement for a 5 year period with the hope that we will be able to move back into the new development once it is completed. We are hoping we will be able to get the support of the city councillor, Mike Layton, and the developer to use the provisions of Section 37 (the developer’s community allocation) to provide for a permanent cultural space that will respect the strong and enduring black cultural heritage of the neighbourhood and at the same time enable the bookstore to continue its literary purpose.

To this end, we have made reasonable progress. Both Councillor Layton and Councillor Cressy have expressed support for the idea. Councillor Cressy in particular who represents the other 3 corners of Bathurst/Bloor has publicly expressed support for the proposition. We will be meeting with them both early in the New Year and we hope at that time to be able to nail down a commitment.

Fortunately, Ian Gillespie of Westbank has shown a willingness to listen to the cultural needs of the neighbourhood and we have been pressing our case with them. As a result, we were able to have 2 cultural events supported by Westbank. – an event recognizing Contrast Newspaper (the first Black Newspaper in Toronto) which existed at 28 Lennox Ave for over 20 years and where people like Austin Clarke, Norman ‘Otis’ Richmond, Royson James, JoJo Chintoh and many others cut their teeth – and the ‘Welcome to Blackhurst St’ exhibition at Markham House, which showcased the black history of Bathurst St and was curated by a young black artist and financed by the developer.

This was very successful resulting in almost 2000 visitors over a 2 month period.

All this, along with the announcement of our winning The Premier’s Award for excellence in the Arts and the support of the residents in the area, has meant that Westbank is now contemplating favorably our proposal for the space as a way of satisfying part of their community allocation.

As we move on to this ‘Bigger, Better, Bolder’ vision of 2017 and beyond, we look forward to your continuing trust and support.

Very soon we will be starting a public fund-raising campaign and seeking volunteers to help with the move and the additional costs associated with a larger, newer space.

STAY TUNED FOR MOVING DATE AND FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY! WE WILL NEED IT!

A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

MIGUEL SAN VICENTE ITAH SADU

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[TPS] – TPS Officer Charged

In Writing (all kinds) on December 29, 2016 at 2:49 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

TPS Officer Charged

Thursday, December 29, 20161:08 PM
Professional Standards
416-808-2800

A Toronto Police Service officer has been criminally charged.

Detective Constable Kirk Blake, 46, with 16 years’ service, is a member of the Guns & Gangs Task Force.

It is alleged that:

– on September 19, 2016, Detective Constable Blake attended the Scarborough Courthouse, located at 1911 Eglington Avenue East, as a witness to a matter related to his duties

– after completing his court appearance, Detective Constable Blake left the police office, forgetting his wallet behind

– the wallet was found by another Toronto Police officer

– the wallet was checked for identification and a small quantity of cocaine was discovered within the wallet

– the cocaine was unrelated to Detective Constable Blake’s official duties.

Toronto Police Service Professional Standards Unit started a criminal investigation.

On Thursday, December 29, 2016, Detective Constable Blake was charged with:

1) Possession of Narcotic (Cocaine) CDSA Section 4(1)

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Thursday, February 9, 2017, 9 a.m., room 114.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Edward Boyd, Professional Standards

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Buy Only What You Love. Sustainable Sale Season Tips and Discounts

In Writing (all kinds) on December 26, 2016 at 5:41 PM

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MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 26th DEC – 1st JAN )

In Writing (all kinds) on December 26, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Aries (21 March – 19 April) – There will be greater maturity and depth to boot and Dec will bring an opportunity to benefit from a much-needed step back to optimise your considerable chances of using your potential to create a few sparks! If you are in a relationship, it will be time to face the reality of your feelings and in particular, examine your commitments and choices more objectively.  A desire to commit for the longer term; have a family or extend the one you have; or rekindle the flame, which could well keep you warm very powerfully and for a long time would be felt. Favorable Date : Dec 26 Favorable Colors : White & Blue

Taurus (20 April – 20 May) – Your talents will be as of gold, as long as you come out of the shadows and make a difference. Your boldness will be effective and shake up people’s attitudes. It could also win over those above you or in high places, who will be looking for new ideas and original personalities. This week will favour your self-expression and your excellent creative impulses will enable you to achieve your ideals and look after your love-life. Being at one with yourself, you will easily express your desires and develop greater closeness to those you love in a smooth, harmonious existence. Favorable Date : Dec 29 Favorable Colors : Yellow & Blue

Gemini (21 May – 20 June) – You will be overflowing with energy and creativity, eager to exploit your great talent. You will be communicative and more convincing than usual. Now will be the time to declare your feelings and outline your plans. You will lack neither the persuasion skills nor the charm to head exchanges in the right direction, especially as you see it, if the debates are related to financial affairs or the distribution of possessions. If you are in a relationship, you will accumulate all the necessary assets for moving on a stage and fully enjoying the moment. Your abilities will be asserted and your talents recognised.  Favorable Date : Dec 30 Favorable Colors : Red & Green Read the rest of this entry »

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Rest in Peace Singer George Michael

In Writing (all kinds) on December 25, 2016 at 7:59 PM

We here at Donna Magazine wish George Michael’s family and friends God’s Blessings at this difficult time.

Sneak Peek at Boxing Week Savings! – Fresh Collective

In Writing (all kinds) on December 25, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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We hope you are having a lovely holiday!

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In Writing (all kinds) on December 25, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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In Writing (all kinds) on December 23, 2016 at 3:22 PM

Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Hanukkah! For more multicultural holidays being celebrated in December, please visit this site:

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[TPS] – Diosdado Destacamentio, 45, faces two charges in historical Sexual Interference investigation, Markham Road and Sheppard Avenue East area

In Writing (all kinds) on December 23, 2016 at 12:10 PM
Toronto Police Service
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Diosdado Destacamentio, 45, faces two charges in historical Sexual Interference investigation, Markham Road and Sheppard Avenue East area

Friday, December 23, 201610:40 AM
42 Division
416-808-4200

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

It is alleged that:

– in 1996, a 5-6-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the Markham Road and Sheppard Avenue East

It is further alleged that:

– in 2004, the same girl, then 14-15, was sexually assaulted by the same man in the Markham Road and Sheppard Avenue East area

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, Diosdado Destacamentio, 45, of Toronto, was arrested. He was charged with:

1) two counts of Sexual Interference

He was scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Friday, December 23, 2016, 10 a.m., room 412.

He is described as 5’6″, 135 lbs., with black hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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 Constable Joanne Bortoluss, 42 Division

An attachment to this release is available on our website.

Examples of Expressive Writing: Further to How to Write Creative Non-fiction

In Writing (all kinds) on December 23, 2016 at 10:18 AM

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We Will Miss You Mrs. Liisa Williamson-Hurrell

In Writing (all kinds) on December 22, 2016 at 4:41 PM

In memory of a kind, beautiful woman who always brought laughter when times were tough for her, knew when to cry when she had to, knew when to fight when she had to and learned her errors from moving by living by the words of Des’ree “I’m Not Moving,” when she preferred country music and the Calgary Stampede, we will miss you Mrs. Liisa-Williamson-Hurrell. Your husband Harvey is heart-broken! He is a mess. He lost the love of this life! Please send some shining light down to him dear Liisa. He needs your beautiful spirit that still lives to keep him going more than ever now Liisa.

God Bless to the Williamson Family.

Sincerely,

Donna Kakonge on Donna Magazine

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HOLIDAY SPECIALS + EXTENDED STORE HOURS

In Writing (all kinds) on December 20, 2016 at 6:02 PM

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[TPS] – Media advisory, Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 11 a.m., 32 Division, 30 Ellerslie Avenue, Toy Drive

In Writing (all kinds) on December 20, 2016 at 7:04 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 11 a.m., 32 Division, 30 Ellerslie Avenue, Toy Drive

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 – 5:59 AM
32 Division
416-808-3200

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 11 a.m., members of 32 Division invite the media to 32 Division, 30 Ellerslie Avenue, for a Christmas Toy Drive.

Police officers at 32 Division and the community they serve wanted this year’s annual 32 Division Christmas Toy Drive to be the most successful one yet. Throughout November and December, officers in the CRU and Auxiliary Officers have been participating with residents and businesses in the community who all wanted to make this Christmas a cheerful and happy one for as many children as possible. The response has been overwhelming and encouraging.

Officers canvassed local businesses, residents, their family and friends, advertised the Toy Drive through community newspapers and flyers requesting contributions. Auxiliary Officers conducted “Cram a Cruiser with Toys” initiatives on Saturdays in partnership with a Canadian Tire store.

An internal challenge amongst the uniform platoons and sub-units was initiated, leading to over $1,600 in donations from the officers at 32 Division themselves!

“We were quite astonished at how receptive the community was,” says PC Catalin Dorobantu, one of the lead organizers. “Once they understood we wanted to make sure children would not go through the holiday season without a gift, they sprung at the chance to give.”

This year the Toy Drive collected over $8,000 in toys and contributions. The spectacle of officers holding large bags of toys like Santa Clause became a popular sight in 32 Division. The donations were stored at 32 Division and will be delivered to various unsuspecting youths within 32 Division just in time for Christmas.

This year’s toy drive was the most successful to date, resulting in more families than ever being able to benefit from the generosity and the hard work of the community, the police and Auxiliary officers at 32 Division.

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 Superintendent Sam Fernandes, 32 Division

There are no files attached to this release.

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[TPS] – Kensington Market “Winter Solstice” Parade, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 7 p.m., Road closures

In Writing (all kinds) on December 19, 2016 at 9:17 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Kensington Market “Winter Solstice” Parade, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 7 p.m., Road closures

Monday, December 19, 20166:59 AM
Public Safety – Special Events
416-808-5053

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, the 27th annual Kensington Market “Winter Solstice” Parade will be held.

The parade will begin at 7 p.m., in the Kensington Market area.

It will form up on Augusta Street, between College Street and Oxford Street.

The parade route:
– southbound Augusta Avenue
– eastbound Baldwin Street
– southbound Kensington Avenue
– westbound Dundas Street West

The parade will disperse into Alexandra Park.

The event organizers are anticipating 5,000 participants.

Various road closures will be in effect for this event, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Kensington Market area streets. Dundas Street West will be closed from approximately 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

TTC service will be disrupted during the event on Dundas Street West.

This event will take place regardless of weather conditions. Members of the public should anticipate traffic disruptions in the area.

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 Constable Tee Chase, Public Safety – Special Events

There are no files attached to this release.

MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 19th Dec – 25th Dec )

In Writing (all kinds) on December 19, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – This can be a great period for you  and you can be comfortable in the spotlight and getting attention and praise. You can be more affectionate and loving, romantic and charming, and if single, you can find it easier to attract people to you, while if in a relationship, you can turn up the romance. You can communicate the love you feel, and you can entertain people with your stories and theatrics. Later in the week, your focus can turn toward your work, ambitions, or a certain goal that you want to make progress with, and you give that a lot of your attention. Favorable Date : Dec 21 Favorable Colors : Green & Purple

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – You can focus on your long-term plans, and can see exactly the steps you need to take to achieve what you want. In love, you can be more practical, and if single, you may be attracted to status and success, while if in a relationship, you can be more responsible. You can focus on being practical, and you can avoid things that seem superficial. This can be a good period for a mutually-beneficial project or to work with a business partner. It can also be a good period for working on a transformation of something in your life or of yourself.  Favorable Date : Dec 22 Favorable Colors : Blue & White

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – This may be a period where you finally eliminate problems that have stirred up deep emotions or make you feel your foundation was shaky, or to settle problems with family or at home. Best to mind your own business and to look to other things in your life to  occupy your mind this week. You may need to be more realistic about what’s happening, and more practical with your approach. If in a relationship, you can work on strengthening the commitment you have so you feel secure and stable in the relationship. You can compromise and find some peace together. Favorable Date : Dec 24 Favorable Colors : Green & White Read the rest of this entry »

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Fair Pass for Low-Income TTC Riders Approved

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[TPS] – 2016-2017 Toronto Police Service Winter Driving Campaign, Collision Reporting Centre information and winter-driving tips

In Writing (all kinds) on December 15, 2016 at 12:44 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

2016-2017 Toronto Police Service Winter Driving Campaign, Collision Reporting Centre information and winter-driving tips

Thursday, December 15, 201611:35 AM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be identified as a Service priority. The Toronto Police Service would like to remind drivers of the impending change of road conditions as a result of the winter storm moving into the city. The Service would like to offer drivers some winter-driving tips to make your commute safer.

“Winter is approaching, whether we like it or not. Road conditions can deteriorate rapidly. You need to plan ahead, adjust your speed and be prepared for a sudden change in traffic flows or road conditions. These simple changes to your driving behaviour could prevent a tragedy from occurring and get you home safely to your family,” said Superintendent Gord Jones of TPS Traffic Services.

The Toronto Police Service would like to remind drivers of the Collision Reporting Centres in the City of Toronto.

There are two Toronto Centres to serve you:

North Collision Reporting Centre: 113 Toryork Drive, North York
(416) 808-2222
Open seven days a week all year, 6 a.m. to midnight

Est Collision Reporting Centre: 39 Howden Road, Scarborough
(416) 808-2222
Open seven days a week all year, 6 a.m. to midnight

If you are involved in a collision, “Steer It, Clear It”

When to “Steer It, Clear It”:
• if there is only minor damage and the vehicle is driveable
• there are no injuries
• there is not significant debris on the roadway

Why “Steer It Clear It”:
• reduces the likelihood of a secondary collision and potential for injury by 20%
• reduces the length of time that a collision remains on the road by up to 65%
• reduces congestion, fuel consumption and the impact on the environment

What you should do:
• remove vehicle from the travel lanes
• get name, phone number, driver licence the and insurance information, make, model and year of vehicle
• go to one of the of the two Collision Reporting Centres in Toronto within 24 hours

Create a driver’s emergency kit. Your kit should include winter gloves, booster cables, shovel, container of windshield washer, first-aid kit, flashlight, snow brush, candles, safety vest, water bottles and granola bars or non-perishable high-energy foods. Put the kit in the trunk of your car.

Check weather and road conditions often
– choosing the route ahead of time will help you be prepared and will ensure you know what to expect before you head out on the road.

Keep a safe distance behind snow plows
– if you find yourself behind a snow plow, remember, the plows are there to help clear the snow and improve road conditions for you. By maintaining a safe distance, you ensure there is enough time for you to react to any change in traffic flows. Snow-clearing operations can create clouds of snow that can substantially reduce your visibility.

Slow down and give yourself extra travel time
– drive according to the road and weather conditions. Posted speed limits are for a clear and dry day, not a snowy day.

Clear snow and ice from your vehicle
– make sure you clean all windows, mirrors, lights and the roof of your vehicle. Wait for any fogged windows to clear so your visibility isn’t reduced and you are able to operate your vehicle safely.

Wear comfortable clothes
– it’s a good idea to layer up in the winter time, but having too many layers can restrict your movement and make it difficult to check your blind spot or operate your motor vehicle safely. Oversized boots could cause your feet to become stuck by the accelerator or brake pedals.

Keep a full gas tank
– quite often, drivers are commuting to and from Toronto with minimal amounts of fuel in their vehicles. Drivers who run their vehicles out of gas cause further traffic delays and also place themselves in danger when the vehicle has come to a stop in live lanes of traffic.

Keep emergency numbers handy and travel with a fully charged cellphone
– the non-emergency number for the Toronto Police Service is 416-808-2222. For provincial highway conditions, go to www.ontario.ca/511 or call 511.

Avoid using cruise control on slippery roads
– it’s easy to lose control of your vehicle in bad weather if you use cruise control.

Figure out the best way to recover from a skid for your vehicle
– how your vehicle responds to a skid depends on whether it has rear-wheel, front-wheel or four-wheel drive. If your vehicle has an anti-lock braking system (ABS), learn how to use it correctly.

The technology in your vehicle is advanced
– driver behaviour in some cases can exceed the capability of your vehicle’s safety systems and road conditions. Slow down and give yourself extra space and time to react in case something occurs.

Traffic Services is dedicated to ensuring the safe and orderly movement of traffic within the City of Toronto. Stay informed with what’s happening at: Twitter

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 Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

There are no files attached to this release.

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MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 12th DEC – 18th DEC )

In Writing (all kinds) on December 12, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – The days ahead bring opportunity, as well as inspiration Whatever it is you’ve been working on, or trying to get off the ground, gets a boost this week.   You’ll figure out what needs to be done to get the results you’re after.  Stay true to yourself and have faith that you are on the right track.  Start believing in yourself and get out there! You are receiving all the support you need from above – and deep down you know you can do.  It can bring you to a long awaited end, beginning, reward, result, or goalpost.There’s an opportunity to gain completion, to surpass a stalemate, or to take an important next step. Favorable Date :   Dec 15,  Favorable Colors : Blue & Green

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – This can be a time to make an announcement, to teach, travel, exhibit, perform, publish, play sports, to launch a marketing campaign. It can be time of great gains, a victory or settlement. Potentials will prove their worth. New priorities or projects are in the works. New income sources can show good promise too. It is an appropriate time to build on your previous experience, reputation, or successes. If you have been working along the right track, you can see a significant pay-off for previous efforts. Be strong and do what is best for you.  There is a whole new chapter of your life waiting to unfold. Favorable Date :  Dec 13 Favorable Colors : Blue & Red

Gemini ( 21 May  – 20 June )  – If you get opportunities this week to plan future events related to your career, by all means put your best effort in to set up and organize them. These events can actually be instrumental to your success. This plus your increased workload can make this week seem a little like “all work and no play” but truthfully it is very important that you apply yourself and stay disciplined. This week you need to be mindful of your words, and your thoughts.  Your interactions with others will prove challenging.  Someone will try to use your own words against you.  Only put out there that which you don’t mind coming back at you. Favorable Date :   Dec 17  FavorableColors : Blue & White Read the rest of this entry »

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[TPS] – TPS holding winter boot drive, Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9 a.m., Fairview Mall, south parking lot

In Writing (all kinds) on December 10, 2016 at 7:01 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

TPS holding winter boot drive, Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9 a.m., Fairview Mall, south parking lot

Saturday, December 10, 20165:59 AM
Divisional Policing Support Unit
416-808-0111

The Toronto Police Service Divisional Policing Support Unit, in partnership with community group, Heroz 4 The Homeless, is holding a used/new clothing and footwear drive.

Donations from the initiative will be distributed to shelters in Toronto for the homeless.

Officers and community members will be collecting donations on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Fairview Mall, in the south parking lot (off of Sheppard Avenue East), from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

For further information, please contact Constable Patty Retsinas at 416-808-0126 or email patty.retsinas@torontopolice.on.ca.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Philip Mendoza, Divisional Policing Support Unit

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In Writing (all kinds) on December 10, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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