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New Book Essentials of Writing for Small Business by Teresa Madaleno to be Released in Early October

In Writing (all kinds) on October 2, 2017 at 6:21 PM

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Lots to Read and Buy on Donna Magazine

In Writing (all kinds) on October 2, 2017 at 2:09 PM

Source: Lots to Read and Buy on Donna Magazine

[TPS] – Toronto Region Board of Trade announces Staff Sergeant Joseph Matthews as 2016 TPS Police Officer of the Year

In Writing (all kinds) on October 2, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Toronto Region Board of Trade announces Staff Sergeant Joseph Matthews as 2016 TPS Police Officer of the Year

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 9:25 PM
Professional Standards Support

The winner of the 2016 Police Officer of the Year award was announced during the annual reception held this evening at the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

This award was created by the Board of Trade in 1967. Its purpose is to recognize officers of the Toronto Police Service who have made significant contributions to making Toronto one of the safest cities in the world. Each month, an officer or a group of officers is selected for Police Officer(s) of the Month, based on the following criteria: bravery, humanitarianism, superior investigative work and outstanding police skills.

The monthly winners are then re-evaluated by a panel of judges and a winner is chosen to receive the Police Officer(s) of the Year award.

This year, the winner is Staff Sergeant Joseph Matthews of Intelligence Services.

He has successfully demonstrated outstanding bravery, professionalism and dedication to duty. The professional manner with which he has conducted himself is worthy of substantial recognition, not only by their peers, but also the Toronto Police Service and the community in which he proudly serves.

On August 8, 2015, a shooting occurred at Muzik club. Two people died.

Staff Sergeant Joseph Matthews was working a paid duty when the call came over the radio. He was near Dufferin Street and British Columbia Road, right behind a stopped taxi with a shooting victim inside. He approached the passenger, who had been shot three times and was bleeding profusely. He pulled him out of the vehicle, started applying pressure, dressing the wounds, and called for an ambulance. He got a passerby to assist with first aid, to keep the victim stabilized, awaiting the ambulance.

In the time it took for the ambulance to arrive. Staff Sergeant Matthews was faced with a hostile crowd. He was on his own, in uniform. A woman approached him, yelling at him and punched him in the face. He knew that, if he arrested the woman, the victim he was treating might die. He maintained first aid while he verbally tried to deescalate tensions. The woman left the scene.

He attended the hospital with the victim, covered in the victim’s blood. The victim remained in critical, but stable, condition and survived the shooting.

Staff Sergeant Joseph Matthews was also selected as the Police Officer of the Month for August 2016.

Congratulations to this officer and to all the award winners for their continuing efforts to make Toronto a safe city.

For more news, visit

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for A/Superintendent Peter Callaghan, Professional Standards Support

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In Writing (all kinds) on October 2, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April )This week is strong to find love, fall in love or build significant connections with someone close to you. You will also enjoy the connections with children and you may get involved in a sport or hobby. Finances and financial opportunities shine for you after 5th October. You can expect to budget and save for the future but this is also a time to cut back on expenses. Old business acquaintances may turn up or there may be dealing with someone from the past. You may also renew contact with siblings. Favorable Date: Oct 6 Favorable Colors: Blue & Yellow

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – You may need to review matters of money and personal spending. Look at the budget. Watch the way you do things and make changes where necessary. This could be a tricky period with regard to money. Something may come to light with your nearest and dearest, bringing a testing emotional climate. You may need to attend to joint finances, negotiating or resolving outstanding matters. There may be pressures brought about by the emotional state of partners and the obligations of work or responsibility. An old creative project may take on new life. Favorable Date: Oct 6 Favorable Colors: Red & White

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – You may have success through creative or spiritual pursuits. It’s a time of new ideas, new ways of doing and seeing things and a revised perspective on your relationship with the wider community. There can also be changes on a scale that you simply must learn to accept. A cycle of dealings with authority or taking authority may come to an end.  A new responsibility may fall to you by default as someone leaves or makes an end to their situation. There could be a shift or even a change in career direction for some. Favorable Date: Oct 8 Favorable Colors: Green & White Read the rest of this entry »

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