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[TPS] – Toronto Police Service Community Police Academy, Registration open for fall session

In Writing (all kinds) on August 31, 2017 at 10:55 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Toronto Police Service Community Police Academy, Registration open for fall session

Thursday, August 31, 2017 – 10:53 AM
Divisional Policing Support Unit
416-808-7100

Registration for the fall session of the Toronto Police Service Community Police Academy has now opened.

The eight-week course, designed to inform members of the public about all things policing, will be held at the Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, every Saturday, from September 30, 2017 to November 25, 2017. There will be no classes on Thanksgiving weekend.

The Toronto Police Service has partnered with Humber College to offer credits upon successful completion of the Community Police Academy.

Graduates will be recognized by Chief Mark Saunders and will be eligible for two credits toward Humber’s Police Foundations Diploma.

Students must attend every class in order to graduate. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

To learn more about the Academy, including a link to the registration form, please visit the website.

Media inquiries can be directed to Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, at 416-808-7100 or meaghan.gray@torontopolice.on.ca

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications

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United States and South Korea Join Forces

In Writing (all kinds) on August 31, 2017 at 4:16 AM

In order to fight the bomb attacks by Northern Korea.

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Happy Birthday the Late Michael Jackson

In Writing (all kinds) on August 29, 2017 at 5:16 PM

You are the King of Pop!

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Lots to Read and Buy on Donna Magazine

In Writing (all kinds) on August 28, 2017 at 8:54 AM

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Working at Mommy’s Business

In Writing (all kinds) on August 28, 2017 at 3:00 AM

By Dr. Celeste London

Dr. Celeste London N.M.D

This week I spent time working at my mother’s business. While working I observed the public through the lens of a person who advocates self-love. It has become very clear to me that women from all walks of life are embracing self-love. They are taking on new methods and approaching how they go about living their life in better ways. Self-love is an important topic to me because as I have shared on previous occasions it was not something that I saw often growing up. I think it is vital for more women to practice this form of empowerment.

I have struggled most of my adult life with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. I experienced living in a family dynamic which consisted of a militant system with little to no compromise. This upbringing made me a passive aggressive person. I began having behavioural problems and related to both myself and people in unseen ways. It took a serious awakening to help me realize my unstable state. A doorway to a path of healing and inner strength opened. Now I make sure to help others through healing diabetes and teaching about self-love.

As children, we all received a percentage of programming that did not serve us well. I personally think that too many of us on this planet are living a life of unfilled passions. We need to find pathways that take us out of the darkness so we can find our calling towards something greater than ourselves. My life experiences have taught me that the diligent practice of self-love can and will put one on the path of finding deep meaning from within.

Self-love does not mean you are selfish. It simply means that if you choose to practice it, you are mental, emotionally, and physically aware of your self-worth which in turn begins your journey to being a person who loves themselves from the inside out.

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In Writing (all kinds) on August 28, 2017 at 3:00 AM

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MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 28th AUG – 3RD SEP )

In Writing (all kinds) on August 28, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – Your charisma, energy, and effectiveness remain high and reach a peak You communicate well and your appearance, your style attracts others. Love and romance can be one of your conquests. Get out, mingle, shop for valuable ideas. A mellow, wise mood floats through you till 15th. You will meet good conditions and reliable results. So time your actions in investments, finances, medical procedures, lifestyle changes. A new investment project might be launched.  The frustrating side of travel, legalities, social structures, education and formality irks you in the last week. Favorable Dates : Aug 31 Favorable Colors : Yellow & Green

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – This week puts an added focus on health and wealth upgrades. It’s an ideal time to seek additional training, to work with a counselor or coach, or to take it on as a profession. It is an appropriate time to give family your best, make sure you find time to spend on yourself too. Use this cycle for a personal regroup. Re-evaluate your finances and your emotional investments too. It’s also a good time to start planning or to get to work on a home or a home life renovation. Favorable Dates : Aug 30 Favorable Colors : Yellow & Blue

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – This period infuses more life to your creativity and your potentials.  You’ll have ample time to harness this good energy source. Your energy, magnetism and clout increases.  It’s a time to shift your attention away from your social life and outer world distractions and to spend more quality time catering to your personal life and interests. If unattached, you might plunge into a co-worker dalliance. This can produce social excitement, a synchronistic conversation or meet and greet, or a great find. Then again, it can also spark a difference of opinion, needs or interests. Favorable Dates : Sep 2  Favorable Colors : Green & White

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2017 Writing Contest Now Open

In Writing (all kinds) on August 24, 2017 at 12:27 PM

MUSICWORKS’ 2017 SONIC GEOGRAPHY WRITING CONTEST IS OPEN

 

Annual juried contest offers top three winners cash prizes and publication

in Canada’s acclaimed magazine about experimental music and sound art.

 

Deadline for entries is October 27, 2017. Winners will be announced in February 2018.

 

For immediate release, TORONTO—Musicworks’ seventh annual Sonic Geography Writing contest is now open to receive entries from anywhere in the world! Musicworks has been exploring experimental music and sound in a triannual magazine since 1978. Its annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talent, offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.

 

Sonic Geography Writing Contest

The elemental music of the Selkirk Mountains. The hiss and harmonics of the London Underground. The soothing, rhythmic swish of a school photocopier. These sounds have inspired some of our past contest winners. Choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or quiet—and describe how sound shapes your experience in prose or poetic writing. Maximum length: 500 words. Accepted file types: PDF only. $25 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks magazine; $5 each additional entry (unlimited).

First Prize: $500 cash, piece published in the Spring 2018 issue of Musicworks and online

Second Prize: $200 cash and piece published on musicworks.ca

Third Prize: $100 cash and piece published on musicworks.ca

Entry portal, assessment criteria, prize details, and past winners can be found on our contest landing page!  www.musicworks.ca/contest

Also, check out our Electronic Music Composition Contest

Compose a piece in one of the following experimental genres: Acousmatic, Electroacoustic, Glitch, Intelligent Dance Music, Turntable art, or Video music. Maximum time: 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only

 Musicworks is dedicated to engaging and building new audiences for experimental music. The triannual magazine, which comes with a companion CD, features in-depth articles on Canadian and international composers, improvisers, instrument designers, and artists who work in genres such as radio, electroacoustics, concert music, sound installation, and sound sculpture. With a dynamic website and outreach programs, Musicworks creates an inclusive community within which to exchange and develop ideas and excite curious listeners with adventurous music.

Jessie Rivést
Operations & Circulation Manager

2017 CONTESTS NOW OPEN

416.977.3546 |  musicworks.ca
Musicworks is a non-profit organization supported by financial assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, SOCAN Foundation, advertising, paid subscriptions, and donations.

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Scam Alert – Fake Computer Company

In Writing (all kinds) on August 23, 2017 at 10:48 AM

There is a company in the 905 area which will call your number and say that are doing maintenance on computers. This is a scam. All they want to do is to either come into your home and rob you and/or steal your computer. Be aware, be alert!

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In Writing (all kinds) on August 23, 2017 at 3:00 AM

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Canadian Dollar Rises $0.75 to USD

In Writing (all kinds) on August 22, 2017 at 9:50 AM

The Canadian dollar has risen to $0.75 of the United States dollar despite predictions of its decline.

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[TPS] – Toronto Police Service unveils new police vehicle, Listening to the Community, Listening to our Members

In Writing (all kinds) on August 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Toronto Police Service unveils new police vehicle, Listening to the Community, Listening to our Members

Monday, August 21, 2017 – 11:55 AM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Chief Mark Saunders unveiled the new design for the Toronto Police Service frontline vehicle.

The Toronto Police Service owns 1,612 frontline vehicles, including 40 motorcycles, 24 marine vessels, and 376 bicycles. These vehicles travelled more than 38 million kilometres in 2016.

The previous white, red and blue design has been around since 2006.

A 14-question survey was released to the public and the membership for three weeks. In total, 18,559 responses were received. That’s more than any other survey conducted by the Service.

The public and the membership agreed on 80% of the design elements. The final survey results have been released with the agenda for the next Toronto Police Services Board meeting.

The Service’s Business Intelligence & Analysis Section, with Ryerson University, tabulated and analyzed the results and new designs were created based on the results.

The new design achieves a balance between visibility, with white doors, reflective lettering and emergency lights, and professionalism, with a sleek, simple design that focuses on the word “POLICE.”

A total of 550 cars will received the new design, with the first ones expected on the road by November 2017. The redesign project will be done within the existing budget of Fleet Management. This means it will take five years to replace all frontline vehicles with the new design.

Did you know that Fleet Management is an important support unit of the Toronto Police with 114 members, many of whom are highly skilled, certified technicians? They are responsible for the cost-effective acquisition, preparation, maintenance and repair of all TPS vehicles.

Three fully equipped repair facilities, including a body shop, allow members to perform more than 8,400 services, 280 Drive Clean inspections, and over 20,000 work orders for repair, in any given year.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications

An attachment to this release is available on our website.

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In Writing (all kinds) on August 21, 2017 at 3:00 AM

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MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS FOR August 21st to August 27th

In Writing (all kinds) on August 21, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April )  – January marks the end of a difficult phase, as you decide to move ahead, leaving unpleasant experiences behind. While this transition may seem difficult, take heart that you are on the right path. This month will bring you opportunities that allow your talents to shine. A new job prospect or project may come your way. You may have felt guilty in the past while accepting help from others. You also need to believe in yourself if you want to get somewhere. Your romance message for the month is to pay attention to the red flags in your relationship. If something seems “off” about a person you just met, then this sign is a caution for you to proceed carefully. Favourable Dates : Jan 3, 7, 12, 16, 21 & 24. Favourable Colors : Green & White

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – This month brings a shift in energy as you complete one cycle and start a new one. Fortune and luck are on your side. Your circumstances are changing for good and the cosmos smile and bless you with all the goodies you have felt the lack of in the past. Your message of manifestation is to stay optimistic and have faith. Stay positive and follow your divine guidance. Even if you are finding it hard to settle in with the changes in your environment, give yourself some time, as the near future has many more blessings in store for you. Your romance message of the month is strongly connected to your friends. Love seeks you through others. You may even meet that special someone through one of your friends. Favourable Dates : Jan 1, 6, 10, 15, 19 & 24. Favourable Colors : Green & Red

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – You have some brilliant ideas that carry great potential and need execution. However, watch who you share your deep, intimate secrets with, as not everyone will have your best interests in mind. It’s good to focus on your goals, but don’t ignore your other priorities at the moment. You will receive the help you are seeking in the nick of time. You need to de-clutter your internal and external environment. Take note of any and all activities that are unimportant at this time and are distracting you from the task at hand. Let go of habits, people, and things that are keeping you away from utilizing your time effectively. In romance, friends will play an important role in supporting you this month. Favourable Dates : Jan 1, 6, 10, 15, 19 & 24. Favourable Colors : Green & Red Read the rest of this entry »

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In Writing (all kinds) on August 20, 2017 at 3:00 AM

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Lots to Read and Buy on Donna Magazine

In Writing (all kinds) on August 19, 2017 at 9:16 AM

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MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 14TH Aug – 20TH Aug 2017 )

In Writing (all kinds) on August 14, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – It is definitely your time to shine.You will put your energy behind some idea you’ve put into motion You could be letting go of demanding partnerships or changing the way you respond. Either way, this confidence has you grinning from ear to ear. Your communications increase as you reevaluate a budget or financial plan. An adjustment at work could mean letting go of managing too many projects. Creative partners will be ready to assist you with both input and backing. Take time to enjoy your family or get some much needed down time to eliminate stress. Favorable Date : Aug 15 Favorable Colors : Blue & White

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – There is a feeling of settling down and establishing routines that support the demands on your energy. Special attention to diet and exercise will help you beat stress. Old connections resurface to reflect values and ideas that may be outworn or all grown-up. In the later part of the week, you could be finding your courage to step into unfamiliar territory. Synchronicity plays a big role this week, and connections can turn into beneficial helpers. You could be investing in a new home, big investment or preparing yourself for changes which are just around the corner. Favorable Date : Aug 18  Favorable Colors : Red & White

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June) – This week is full of change and challenge.  Networking will put you in touch with decision makers and help you make critical and fruitful changes in your career. Delegate when possible and make way for a big transition on the job. This is your week to embrace higher education or reach a new goal.   Long distance trips aligned with the holidays will connect you with people of like-mind while challenges with authority figures. You’re at a point where partnering with other people can be very beneficial, and interacting with them can move you and your ideas forward. Favorable Date : Aug 16  Favorable Colors : Blue & Yellow Read the rest of this entry »

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Lots to Read and Buy on Donna Magazine

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Mind, Body, and Spirit by Dr. Celeste London

In Writing (all kinds) on August 8, 2017 at 3:29 PM

Dr. Celeste London N.M.D

Today’s topic is about the mind and spirit. When a doctor diagnoses someone with a disease they’re most likely to go into a state of shock, denial, or dismay. Changing one’s diet is difficult for many because of the food they are accustomed to ingesting. The only way to get over this hurdle is by making the mind stronger.

When working with clients I first teach them to practice daily positive affirmations about healing and overcoming their disease. When we talk lovingly to ourselves our cells become nourished. Dr. Masaru Emoto’s water experiment which you can find on YouTube shows the effects of positive and negative words towards water crystals. It amazed me the first time I saw the experiment and it shows exactly how powerful positivity is.

Now when discussing spirit I like to think of it as energy. We can feel the energy in our environment if we pay attention. For instance, if you walk into a room where two people just had an argument you would probably notice. Are you the type of person that emits positive or negative energy? It’s good to think of this when going about your everyday life. Energy plays a huge role in how you view the situations you are in and what the results will be. Your mind and spirit can improve through practice which will help you overcome struggles you may face. That is why I use it as part of my diabetes reversal program.

Reversing disease takes will power first and foremost. You must believe that you can before anything else can start. Your mind and spirit are important tools to continuously sharpen and strengthen. By doing so you can conquer not only an illness but any negative circumstance.

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In Writing (all kinds) on August 8, 2017 at 3:00 AM

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MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 7TH AUG – 13TH AUG )

In Writing (all kinds) on August 7, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries (21 March – 19 April) – You will have a week of working hard and not getting the financial reward that you deserve.  There is definitely potential for you to live an abundant life but there needs to be a mental shift.  Try to focus on what you are grateful for and what is working for you in an effort to attract more of that to your life. You will start to find common points even in the most complicated and provocative of situations. Your second half will remain tender and kind. Favorable Dates : Aug 10 Favorable Colors : Red & White

Taurus (20 April – 20 May ) – Good fortune is about to come your way.  This has been long awaited and looked forward to, so make the most of this wonderful opportunity. Take stock of how far you have come so you can truly appreciate the value of what you have achieved and continue to make this work for you.  It is a validation of your abilities to make the thing work. You may feel that you are ready to get stuck into a new project, job or endeavour.  It is good to be enthusiastic but makes sure you are not trying to run before you can walk. Favorable Dates : Aug 7 Favorable Colors : Red & Yellow

Gemini (21 May – 20 June) – This week will bring you proof that you are doing well in a material or financial way.  Make sure that, whilst enjoying your success, you make that money work for you in your professional and home life. This is a new start for you if you can pull things together positively and work to improving your situation. Your confidence and abilities will get you through any difficult phases. You are wanting big changes in your fortune right now and hope that things will work.  Keep expecting the best and maybe you will get the best. Favorable Dates : Aug 11 Favorable Colors : Red & White Read the rest of this entry »

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The New Canadian Experience from Joy (Pen Name)

In Writing (all kinds) on August 3, 2017 at 8:48 PM

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23)

Canadians are kind people!

I am from East Asia.  Before I came to Toronto, my first residence was in Calgary for about three months.  I was used to a subtropical island climate and when I came it was winter in Calgary.  It was the winter that I learned that minus 40 degrees Celsius is the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Talk about a shock. The cold was unbelievable but even more unbelievable was that I saw a man wearing shorts.  I thought, what tough people these Canadians must be!

I wanted to work and after searching work advertisements, I discovered that there was an opening in a school for children with disabilities. This interested me, so after an adventure wading in snow up to my waist I arrived at the school. (The woman at the subway stop said the school was just over the hill so instead of continuing around the hill on the subway, I got off and tried to walk over the hill on private land.  After being chased by dogs and wondering if it was possible to drown in the snow, I arrived but I am sure I looked very sorry.)

The authorities of the school were very friendly and gave me a tour.  However, when I asked about working, I was reminded how naïve I was.  The vice-principal told me I was eligible to be a teacher at the school but only if I had an Alberta teaching license. Since I could not work at the school I decided to do volunteer work and my experience there revealed how kind Canadians are to children with disabilities.

Canadians are the kindest culture I have seen to children who have disabilities. True, it was only one school in one province and I only volunteered for a couple of months but it was such a kind atmosphere; kindness for the different levels of disabled children, kindness in giving them and their parents real respect (not pity) and in trying to give the children a chance to learn up to their potential, and the kindness shown in the quality of the facility and the investment that Canadians make in children who have limited chance to return interest on the investment. Though the characteristics of the students were different than in other schools, the staff, teachers, and administrators were just as serious and just as committed as schools for other children.  Even their language was respectful.  There was no use of terms like retarded or even crippling.  It was a learning place where even the weakest were respected and loved and it was a place that beat with sounds of a kind Canadian heart.

I did not know it then but Canadian kindness to disabled children is only one of the ways that Canada is kind.  I have later discovered their kindness toward the “exile,” their kindness toward other cultures, and even their kindness toward those who blame Canada for their own misery.

I will continue to talk about these kindnesses as well as other things that I see in Canada in my next articles.

Cheers,

Joy

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