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Happy New Year’s Eve

In Writing (all kinds) on December 31, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Have fun!

[TPS] – New Year’s Eve celebration, Nathan Phillips Square, Road closures

In Writing (all kinds) on December 30, 2017 at 4:37 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

New Year’s Eve celebration, Nathan Phillips Square, Road closures

Saturday, December 30, 2017 – 3:29 PM
Public Safety – Special Events
416-808-5048

On Sunday, December 31, 2017, the City of Toronto will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration at Nathan Philips Square.

The event starts at 11:30 p.m., with a live DJ. At midnight, the event will conclude with a pyrotechnic show from the towers at City Hall.

Road closures, for both vehicles and pedestrians, will be in effect from 6 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., and are:

– Queen Street West, from Yonge Street to University Avenue
– Bay Street, from Richmond Street West to Dundas Street West
– York Street, from Richmond Street West to Queen Street West
– Hagerman Street, from Elizabeth Street to Bay Street
– Elizabeth Street, from Foster Place to Hagerman Street
– Albert Street, from Bay Street to James Street
– James Street, from Queen Street West to Albert Street

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Constable Brenda Norrmalm, Public Safety – Special Events

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Photo of the Day at the Belgian Military Museum from Michael Gold

In Beauty on December 30, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Night for Rights 2017: Thank You for Standing Up for Human Rights

In Writing (all kinds) on December 29, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Fall 2017

Night for Rights 2017: Thank You for Standing Up for Human Rights

This month’s highlights 
  • Night for Rights 2017: Best. Gala. Ever.
  • JHR partners with the Canadian Red Cross on how to cover humanitarian and conflict zones
  • CTV Edmonton’s Bill Fortier works with Syrian journalists
  • JHR Indigenous’ Lenny Carpenter feels the South Sudanese heat 
  • Thank you to the Toronto Star, the National Post, Global News and CPAC for putting human rights in the headlines
  • JHR is hiring. Come join us as a community trainer in Northwest Ontario or South Sudan!

Night for Rights 2017 
Reem Haleb and Zein Almoghraby
A huge thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated with us at Night for Rights this year. It was an incredible and enjoyable evening full of purpose, and we heard some very moving speeches that will stay in our memories for a long time.
Lieutenant General Romeo-Dallaire reminded us of the crucial role that media plays all over the world, specifically in conflict zones and the tremendous difference that brave journalists make on the daily.
Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen spoke of JHR’s effective feminist approach to media development in Africa.
Reem Haleb of Naseam Radio Syria showed us why press freedom is vitally important: “The Assad regime is more afraid of a camera, a mobile camera, than a weapon. Tyrants hate the truth, they silence journalists and create black holes to separate their victims from the world.”
Masai Ujiri delivered a powerful, charismatic and passionate speech as he reminded us that “democracy is not fool-proof” and we all have a part to play in standing up for human rights both at home and worldwide.
For the video of the gala click here.
Enjoy some of the live commentaries during Night for Rights here in our Twitter moment
We want to thank all of you who participated for this inspiring evening and for the opportunities, it gives JHR to expand our programs for journalists and media development, particularly in Syria but also world

 
Check out ‘From the Frontlines’ with the Canadian Red Cross and JHR
JHR will partner with the Canadian Red Cross on November 4 at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Ryerson University, to bring you a first: a conference on how to report from humanitarian disaster zones. With Lisa LaFlamme, Grant McDonald and Zein Almoghraby. More info at:

 
CTV Edmonton’s Bill Fortier Works with Syrian Journalists

Bill Fortier interviewing Reem Haleb of Naseam Radio Syria
Bill Fortier of CTV Edmonton joined us on a powerful short-term expert trainers to work with Syrian journalists on broadcast journalism and human rights reporting. Said he of the experience:
“In the midst of one of the most terrible ongoing crises on earth, a positive thing happened. Some Syrians found a voice, through journalism.”  Read his blogs here

 
JHR Indigenous Goes to South Sudan
 
 The compounds in Juba, South Sudan
Lenny Carpenter, the program manager for the Indigenous Reporters Program, went on a cross-program exchange in South Sudan to lend his expertise as a newspaper editor and to find out more about JHR’s international programs.

Thank you to the Toronto Star, National Post, Global News and CPAC for Putting Human Rights in the Headlines

Toronto Star featuring human rights story on rape in South Sudan
In the weeks gearing up to the Night for Rights gala this year, we had lots of support from news outlets providing us the very important opportunity to share voices of those who are often voiceless. We are proud and grateful that we were able to share some of the most pivotal success stories that JHR has supported in the 15 years of its existence.
The stories published in the Toronto Star, GlobalNews.ca and the National Post show how through mobilizing media lives of people can really be changed for the better. How media can give voice to women being raped in war-torn South Sudan, how it can hold authorities accountable in Liberia, how it can mobilize a community in Northern Ontario to get the services it needs and much more. Read more here.
And thanks to CPAC we are able to share with you the inspiring speeches of LT.- Gen Roméo Dallaire, Ahmed Hussen, Reem Haleb and Masai Ujiri here.

Our Indigenous Reporters and South Sudan Program are Hiring!
 JHR’s IRP trainers in Northern Ontario
JHR’s Indigenous Reporters and South Sudan Programs are hiring! We are looking for two South Sudan media trainers to join our program in January 2018 for a 12-month contract. And we are looking for four new community trainers to spend eight months living in a First Nation Community in Northwestern Ontario- training community members in media production and engagement.
The application deadline for both is November 17, 2017, by midnight.
More information on the job posting are available online.

Your support allows us to continue our innovative work around the world!
                                                         
Journalists for Human Rights is a registered Canadian charity: #86037 2853 RR0001

ONABSE Newsletter | DIRECTOR, FIELD SERVICES BRANCH | NABSE Conference & more::.

In Writing (all kinds) on December 28, 2017 at 3:00 AM
November 3rd, 2017
Community News & updates
ONABSE NEWS:
Planning for the 2018 ONABSE Provincial Conference in underway. ONABSE is seeking assistance with the conference and volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, please email conference@onabse.org.
Nominations for several ONABSE Board position are now open. Vacant offices include: Commission Chairs for the following Commissions: Administration and Higher Education. Please submit the ONABSE nomination form, located at  http://onabse.org/ONABSENominationform-03-31-17.pdf if you are interested. You must be an ONABSE member in good standing to be considered. Please see the ONABSE Membership Application details at the bottom of the page for more membership details.
ONABSE Commissions:
Each ONABSE member is asked to participate in the commission(s) of his/her choice and members are encouraged to select the commission(s) which parallel(s) their job functions, work experience and/or area of interest.
If you interested in working with an ONABSE Commission, please reach out to one or more of the following Commission Chairs:
Higher Education: Vacant (higher-ed@onabse.org)
Governance: Dr. Marlyn Morris (governance@onabse.org)
Instructional Strategies and Support: Alison Robinson (instructional@onabse.org)
Parents: Robert Small (parents@onabse.org)
Program Development and Research: Sabrina Razack (research@onabse.org)
Retired Educators: Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair-Artwell (retired@onabse.org)
Students: Dr. Leroy Clarke (students@onabse.org)
Contact information:
Website: www.onabse.org
Phone: 416-441-0792
DIRECTOR, FIELD SERVICES BRANCH
Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Student Support and Field Services
Apply By: Sunday, November 5, 2017 11:59 pm EST
DIRECTOR, FIELD SERVICES BRANCH
Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Student Support and Field Services
City: Toronto
Job Term: 1 Temporary
Job Code: XEXE2 – Executive 2
Salary: $128,990.00 – $162,490.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 113330
The Student Support and Field Services Division of the Ministry of Education is looking for a strong leader to provide operational policy leadership through work units in Toronto and six Regional Offices located
throughout Ontario.
This is an exciting opportunity to support and monitor program implementation in the elementary/secondary education system and is designed for someone who possess excellent interpersonal skills, a solid understanding and strong relationships through collaborative partnerships with district school boards of Ontario.
The successful candidate will contribute to the ministry’s mandate that will ‘result in a high performing
education system with engaged educators, supportive staff, and administrative and other professionals who are committed to continuous learning.’
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this executive leadership role, you will be responsible for:
• Providing operational policy leadership by directing the implementation of the ministry’s strategic
frameworks, policies and programs with district school boards in Ontario.
• Ensuring field input in the development of ministry policies.
• Managing policy and operations related to the inspection of private
schools in Ontario and overseas.
• Leading policy development and implementation initiatives related to Ontario’s strategy for international
education, Kindergarten to Grade 12.
• Providing input to strategic planning, evaluation, problem solving and decision-making activities for the
division and working collegially, sharing information on own areas of expertise and soliciting senior-level
cooperation and commitment to further the division’s mandate.
• Working to enhance policy coherence and ensuring that the Ministry of Education’s key priorities are clearly articulated, shared, understood and implemented in school boards.
• Designing and administering French as Second Language (FSL) initiatives.
Join us for the 45th Annual Conference of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) and be one of over 2,500 attendees from across the country participating in workshops, visiting over 200 exhibits and networking with other members and friends of the nation’s premier association of African American educators.
ONABSE & NSABSE will be hosting our annual International Reception during the conference. To receive details and an invitation to the reception, please email events@onabse.org.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: NABSE members, supporters, superintendents, principals, school board members, education human resource professionals, deans, professors, education department heads, administrative/educational support staff, teachers, parents, curriculum specialists, students, clergy, employers, job seekers, and any individual or organization concerned about the education of our nation’s children.
HISTORIC BLACK EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY GROUP LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is kicking off a Capital Campaign to retire its mortgage and to renovate its existing building at 310 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. The $1.5 million effort will seek contributions from non-profit foundations, businesses and corporations, affiliates, past presidents and life members.
With the facility paid off NABSE can better offer viable, robust programming, and greater opportunities to serve the educational needs of African American students, teachers and parents. The historical culture of the organization’s volunteerism, care, giving, and doing can be traced to a deep sense of advocacy for social justice in Black communities.
“The Capital Campaign will allow us to foster and expand the spirit of our work by assuring that we maintain a National headquarters where we can continue to create, advocate, and educate. Retiring our mortgage will allow us to concentrate on serious programmatic efforts to shape the educational policy for children of color in the United States to succeed.” said President Marietta English.
The National Alliance of Black School Educators is the nation’s premier non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation’s children- particularly children of African descent. NABSE boasts an outreach to more than 10,000 preeminent educators including teachers, administrators, superintendents as well as corporate and institutional members. Founded in 1970, NABSE is dedicated to improving both the educational experiences and accomplishments of African-American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement. Visit http://nabse.org/ for more details.
SEE THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN VIDEO BELOW:
Capital Campaign Edit 5
JOB DESCRIPTION-TEACHER
HIGHER MARKS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE
Job title: TEACHER
Reports to Director of Studies
Job purpose
  • To provide guidance,  personal example, values and enthusiastic pedagogy to private school students of the African-Canadian and Caribbean demographic. The Higher Marks mandate is to change the future destiny of Black youth to one of excellence, purpose and demonstrated success in the area of academics.
Duties and responsibilities
                                   TEACHING
  • To prepare and deliver curriculum in any or all of the subjects : basic computer skills, mathematics, physical education and sports, literacy, drama and or art
  • Prepare and mark written assignments
  • Engage students in creative Black history activities
  • Innovative and ‘out of the box’ approaches are encouraged
                 MANAGEMENT
  • Enforce and maintain uniform dress code
  • Encourage behaviour and conduct in keeping with the institute’s Christian values
  • Enforce discipline and tenacity in the mandatory completion of homework and all assignments
  • Offer a sports based afterschool program ie. basketball
                 COUNSELLING
  • Engage in active listening where necessary
  • Assist in teaching problem solving skills and basic negotiation in disputes
  • Reaffirm respect for authority
  • Interface with parents or guardian in parent- teacher interviews
  • Discuss problems and areas of improvement with parents when necessary to achieve better outcomes.
  • Must be an effective team player and lead by example
Qualifications
The incumbent is required to have completed :
 OSSD- highschool
University degree or college diploma
Candidates should be young and preferably male between the ages 1 -45
CPR training
 Current Police check
Experience working with African- Canadian youth
Be comfortable wearing shirt and tie with professional demeanor
Strong oral and written communication skills
Must enjoy working with youth and have a passion to facilitate their success
Working Schedule
Higher Marks private school schedule operates on a 4 day cycle instead of 5.
The incumbent must be available to work the following school hours:
Tuesdays to Fridays 9:00 to 4:00 PM
Higher Marks remains flexible to offer part- time hours in addition to the 4 day schedule.
Physical requirements
This position requires the services of a physically fit and energetic individual able to engage in sports such as basketball and soccer etc.
The incumbent must have a full range of motion.
Salary
Higher Marks , as a small school ,provides training for the incumbent, therefore salary would be commensurate with individual levels of experience and education.
Contact:
Higher Marks Educational Institute Inc.
Director
Harvia Gray
 ONABSE Membership:
Please visit http://onabse.org/membership.html to fill out the membership form online for new memberships and renewals. You can also download the form below by clicking on it.
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WAVELENGTHS🌊 November 2017 Edition

In Writing (all kinds) on December 27, 2017 at 3:00 AM
CKUT Community Newsletter – July 2017 Edition
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Table of Contents

I. 30 Resounding Years Funding Drive Results
II. CKUT Annual General Meeting
III. CKUT is looking for Board of Directors!
IV. 27th Hour of Horror Remote Broadcast
V. Call Out for Zine and Podcast Participants & Volunteers
VI. Wednesday Alive: April Barrett & Ameenah & Joy Scouts

I. 30 Resounding Years Funding Drive

We’ve past the $40,000 mark! 

Thank you everyone who has donated so far! You can pick up your gifts and pay your pledges Monday to Friday 11am to 6pm. We are located at 3647 University. Just come up to the 2nd floor to see us!

It’s never too late to donate! Pledge $30 for 30 years of CKUT Radio! If 300 more people pledge $30, we will make our annual goal of $50,000!

II. CKUT Annual General Meeting

CKUT’s Annual General Meeting is fast approaching. We will convene to make any decisions relating to by-law changes and member motions, elect steering, board, and programming committee members, and learn about fun that has taken place in during the past year at CKUT!

If you are a volunteer interested in participating in the collective management of the station (joining the board, steering, or procom), email chair@ckut.ca! The board takes care of the long term visioning and structural/financial decisions, steering takes care of the day-to day decision-making, and procom takes care of all programming-related decisions at the station.

CKUT members can bring motions to our AGM! Motions must be submitted to chair@ckut.ca at least 10 days in advance of the AGM, by November 19th, 2017. Here’s a power point with all the information you need to draft a member motion!

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29TH 6-9PM
SSMU CLUBS LOUNGE, 4TH FLOOR (3480 MCTAVISH)

Food and childcare will be available on site.

The venue is wheelchair accessible. There are gender-neutral washrooms on the fourth floor of SSMU.

More information here.

III. CKUT is looking for Board of Directors!

We are currently looking for new members to join our Board of Directors!

The Board of Directors follows the directives of the membership, reads the fine print, approves the annual budget, engages in community outreach, and keeps CKUT’s eye on the bigger picture. The CKUT Board of Directors includes members who are McGill undergraduate and post-graduate students, McGill faculty and staff members, CKUT volunteers, staff, and residents of the general Montreal area.

We are looking in particular to fill our treasurer position. The treasurer is responsible for presenting and informing the board of directors regarding financial matters including but not limited to, presentation and approval of the Budget, Financial Statements, approvals of capital expenditures as well as participate in decision making over salary changes.

The application process to join our Board of Directors is now open.
To apply for a Board of Directors position, please send in your CV and Radio CKUT Board of Directors Nomination Form (see below) to culture@ckut.ca by November 21st at 6pm.

For more information about the CKUT Board of Directors and nomination process, head here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d2WbT33YJqxLDBXTrwNo00jwohe2DxkSn1-UNSFqEKM/edit

IV. 27th Hour of Horror Remote Broadcast

Live Broadcast of the The 27th Hour of Chaos on CKUT 90.3FM to raise Funds for the annual CKUT <30 Resounding Years> Funding Drive with DJs Dead End Doug and The Captain

Live Music by:

NUAGE FLOU

and

BOAR GOD
https://boargod.bandcamp.com/album/ep

Event starts at 10pm Live radio broadcast with bands from 11pm-12am
Monday November 6th
Barfly, 4062A St Laurent

 

V. Call Out for Zine and Podcast Participants & Volunteers

For our 30th Anniversary, we are creating a podcast and zine about 30 years of broadcasting.

We are looking for stories, reflections, and memories of your CKUT experience. These stories will appear on CKUT’s Time Capsule, be available in audio form as a podcast, and possibly be included in a zine that we hope to publish at the end of the year.

You can record your submission by making an appointment at the station if you would like to record it here. Alternately, you can record on your cell phone or other audio recording device and email the audio to admin@ckut.ca. You can also leave your submission on the listener’s comment line voicemail 514-448-4041 ext 2547

If you have any archives, cassettes, photos, flyers, or posters that you think should be included in our time capsule, please dig them up! We can scan and digitalize for you.

And please forward this to anyone who you think may have great stories for us! More info here.

And for anyone who is interested in conducting interviews, sound editing, copy-editing, archiving or generally helping out with 30th Anniversary activities, email admin@ckut.ca

VI. Wednesday Alive: April Barrett & Ameenah & Joy Scouts

CKUT 90.3FM ☆ALIVE☆ CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS:

April Barrett
~lo-fi/bedroom pop~
http://softbrownspot.tumblr.com/
&
Ameenah
~underwater folk-soul vibes~
https://soundcloud.com/ameenamusique
&
joy scouts
~twinkly reverb chiptunes pop~
https://joyscouts.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/joyscouts

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Happy Boxing Day!

In Writing (all kinds) on December 26, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Spend within your limits!

Donna Kakonge’s Books | Audio – Her Work For Sale – BOXING WEEK SALE

In Writing (all kinds) on December 25, 2017 at 1:09 PM

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Happy Birthday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sasha Trudeau

In Writing (all kinds) on December 25, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Both of you, please have a great day! At least, you believe in Diversity!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

In Writing (all kinds) on December 25, 2017 at 3:00 AM

God Bless You!

MANISH’S ZODIAC PREDICTIONS ( 25TH DEC – 31ST DEC )

In Writing (all kinds) on December 25, 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. 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: Dec 26 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: Dec 28 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: Dec 26 Favorable Colors: Green & White

Cancer ( 21 June – 22 July ) – The stars give special blessings to creative projects, sporting or recreational activities and the children in your life. Planning, education, and communication skills are watchwords to guide you along the path this week. Be both reserved and yet determined in your efforts. You will use that strong will of yours to push through to the end of an important project or the realization of long-term plans. You can flourish if you pursue what is of real value. You may be seeking new romance or reviving the romantic flair and flavour with your nearest and dearest. Favorable Date: Dec 29  Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Leo  ( 23 July – 22 August ) – This a spirited week. New friends and new goals will flood the horizon. Some may take up the cudgel and get involved in the wider community, striking blows for new practices and ideas. Others may conceive a new and fascinating purpose that marks a turning point. Singles may find the lure of a new romance through someone with an interesting or unusual occupation. Someone new in your life could change your direction or even your destiny. Close relationships may be influenced or altered in their operating patterns by changes at work or by influential people. Favorable Date: Dec 27 Favorable Colors: Blue & Grey

Virgo ( 23 August – 22 September ) – You will be entering unknown territory as the boundaries of your lives may change. Intuitive responses will be rewarding. You may need to review the social diary as there will be a change in appointments or engagements. You may make a break from a person or a situation you’ve been involved with. There may be unexpected developments in communications and relationships. Confusion will abound if you don’t establish an understanding. You may take a journey to renew an old connection. Favorable Date: Dec 30 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Libra ( 23 September – 22 October )You’ll have a little luck in your dealings and the support of allies. There will be important communications and negotiations. You can advance yourself through a practical and discerning approach. Useful ideas and methods will be there in need and you can have the assistance or advice of experienced professionals as you navigate the road ahead. Travel may bring benefit in work or gain through new associations. Some of you may begin a new line of business or work while for others it will be an end.  Favorable Date: Dec 31 Favorable Colors: Blue & Yellow

Scorpio ( 23 October – 21 November ) – You may find yourself amid a wealth of new connections and people of status or academic standing may be among them. There may be dealing with professional people. You may have important discussions with close associates that offer new opportunities or changed horizons. There may be a new path of learning or study for your partner, one you may share somehow. In a relationship, the art of negotiation will be a key ingredient to finding your emotional happiness and security this week. Not everything will be to your liking, but not everything can be. Favorable Date: Dec 29  Favorable Colors: White & Green

Sagittarius ( 22 November -21 December ) – This week brings new romance, new ideas and new dreams, yet you can pull the plug on old passions. Some of you will be called to a new path or a new way of life. During this period, the partnership will flourish and changed conditions for your nearest and dearest will bring change for you. Such change may bring an elevation of status. There may be an expansion of interests or overseas travel. Contact with people of other nations or cultures may play a part in partnership activity. Favorable Date: Dec 31 Favorable Colors: Yellow & Purple

Capricorn ( 22 December – 19 January ) – You will need to learn new skills that will help communicate and negotiate any difficult patches. Learn to keep your own counsel, rely on your inner certainty and you will find clarity and determination for the road ahead. This may be a week in which the feelings of others about what you do could be mixed. Some will find themselves in contact with an old flame, others may find themselves uncertain about what they want and need to withdraw into an inner or more private cycle of activity. Favorable Date: Dec 30 Favorable Colors: Red & Blue

Aquarius ( 20 January – 18 February ) – New interests and new social relationships could lift you up and leave you sparkling. There will be connections with new and different people. This may lead some of you down the romantic path where others will find themselves in a new sector of the community, with new interests and concerns as a consequence. For those in a relationship, it’s time to add zest or interest to your life together. Add a few cultural strings to your bow by stepping beyond the confines with which you’re familiar. Favorable Date: Dec 27 Favorable Colors: Purple & Blue

Pisces ( 19 February – 20 March ) – There may be a refining process for the hopes and dreams you’re pursuing. Make sure your goals are practical and achievable and your work methods are straightforward and discerning. If you simplify things and adopt a practical approach, you can move part of the way towards what you want. This could be a time to step back from investment or speculation and re-evaluate your position. Some of you may develop an intense interest or attraction for someone around you. Make sure you know what you’re getting into before you take a forward step. Favorable Date: Dec 25 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

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Happy Christmas Eve!

In Writing (all kinds) on December 24, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Santa’s on his way!

Donna Magazine Submission Guidelines

In Writing (all kinds) on December 23, 2017 at 9:55 PM

The following are the Donna Magazine submission guidelines:

  • Good News.
  • Accepting Fiction, Non-fiction, Journalism, and Academic Material of all Kinds.
  • No Limit to Length.

You will receive:

  • A .PDF copy of your choice of one of my 112 books.

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  • You would have a maximum amount of stories published based on the number of books that I have personally written.

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[TPS] – Media advisory, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 8 a.m., Headquarters, main lobby, Service members adopt Victim Services Toronto families, Dropping off donations of food gifts

In Writing (all kinds) on December 23, 2017 at 7:51 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 8 a.m., Headquarters, main lobby, Service members adopt Victim Services Toronto families, Dropping off donations of food gifts

Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 6:44 PM
Duty Desk
416-808-7000

On Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 8 a.m., in the lobby at headquarters, 40 College Street, Toronto Police Service members will be getting ready to drop off donations of food and toys to families in need this Christmas.

In partnership with Victim Services Toronto, Service members are supporting families who have suffered a traumatic event this year and are in need of support over the holidays.

Victim Services Toronto is a non-profit agency that supports victims of sudden tragedy or crime in partnership with the Toronto Police Service.

The media is invited to attend headquarters at 8 a.m. to speak with organizers before they deliver the gifts.

For more information please contact Constable Jamie Pardy, at Jamie.Pardy@torontopolice.on.ca.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Jamie Pardy, Duty Desk

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[TPS] – Media advisory, Service Members Adopt Victims Services Toronto families, Dropping off Donations of food gifts, Sunday, December 24, 8 a.m., Headquarters main lobby, 40 College St.

In Writing (all kinds) on December 23, 2017 at 1:28 PM
News Release

Media advisory, Service Members Adopt Victims Services Toronto families, Dropping off Donations of food gifts, Sunday, December 24, 8 a.m., Headquarters main lobby, 40 College St.

Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 9:00 AM
Duty Desk
416-808-7000

On Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 8 a.m., in the lobby at Headquarters, 40 College Street, Toronto Police Service members will be getting ready to drop off donations of food and toys to families in need this Christmas.

In partnership with Victim Services Toronto, Service members are supporting families who have suffered a traumatic event this year and are in need of support over the holidays.

Victim Services Toronto is a non-profit agency that supports victims of sudden tragedy or crime in partnership with the Toronto Police Service.

The media is invited to attend headquarters at 8 a.m. to speak with organizers before they deliver the gifts.

For more information please contact Constable Jamie Pardy, at Jamie.Pardy@torontopolice.on.ca.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Jamie Pardy, Duty Desk

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[TPS] – Missing man, Cabbagetown area, Kory Bryan, 28

In Writing (all kinds) on December 18, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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Missing man, Cabbagetown area, Kory Bryan, 28

Monday, December 18, 2017 – 10:57 AM
51 Division
416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating a missing man.

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, Kory Bryan, 28, was reported missing. He has not been seen or heard from for at least two weeks. He is known to frequent the Cabbagetown area, near Gerrard Street East.

He is described as 5’10”, medium build, brown eyes, dyed blonde hair, spacers in his ears.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, 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.

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Mary MacNaughton, 51 Division

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NEW ARRIVALS: AFRICAN LITERATURE
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A KITE’S FLIGHT by William Guemede

Andile and his father make a beautiful kite that they rush to send aloft. To Andile’s horror, however, the string breaks–but father and son are magically lifted on an epic journey across Africa. From the thundering Victoria Falls and the snow tops of Kilimanjaro to the Sahara Desert and ancient Egyptian pyramids, the kite’s trajectory takes the travelers over some of the great landmarks of Africa.

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REFILWE by Zukiswa Wanner

A take on the traditional German tale Rapunzel in a Southern African setting

Zukiswa Wanner brings young readers a retelling of the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel, with a uniquely South African twist. Refilwe is the story of the dreadlocked beauty who is stuck in a cave on top of a mountain awaiting her prince, Tumi. This take on the classic tale will have the children chanting, “Refilwe, Refilwe let down your locks . . . So I can climb the scraggy rocks!” Based on the original version but reimagined for African children, the tale is enriched with magical illustrations by Tamsin Hinrichsen that will keep all children entranced and foster in them a love of reading.

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OLD MIKAMBA HAD A FARM by Rachel Isadora

This fabulous version of the classic nursery song “Old MacDonald” introduces children to a menagerie of African animals and their sounds. It is beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora, with her signature collage-style artwork.

Old Mikamba had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. And on this farm he had . . . a giraffe, a baboon, and an elephant! Meet Old Mikamba, who watches over a wide variety of animals on his game farm in the plains of Africa. Children will discover a whole new set of fun animal sounds as they are invited to sing along and roar with the lions, bellow with the rhino, whinny with the zebras, honk with the wildebeests, and more! A wonderful introduction to African wildlife that is great fun to read aloud.

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MOJA MEANS ONE: SWAHILI COUNTING BOOK by Muriel Feelings

Moja Means One introduces children to counting in Swahili with helpful pronunciation keys, while presenting East African culture and lifestyles through an easy-to-understand narrative and vivid illustrations

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HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU SAY HELLO? by Refiloe Moahloli

Sara’s first day of school is full of surprises, but the biggest one of all is that there is more than one way to say hello. So during the holidays she sets off on a journey around the country in a hot air balloon, to learn them all (in Venda, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Swati, Zulu, Tsonga, Ndebele, Tswana, Pedi, and Sotho). This delightful story of rhyming verse, accompanied by charming illustrations is a must for all young children and a great way to learn traditional African language.

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COCONUT by Kopano Matlwa

An important rumination on youth in modern-day South Africa, this haunting debut novel tells the story of two extraordinary young women who have grown up black in white suburbs and must now struggle to find their identities. The rich and pampered Ofilwe has taken her privileged lifestyle for granted, and must confront her swiftly dwindling sense of culture when her soulless world falls apart. Meanwhile, the hip and sassy Fiks is an ambitious go-getter desperate to leave her vicious past behind for the glossy sophistication of city life, but finds Johannesburg to be more complicated and unforgiving than she expected. These two stories artfully come together to illustrate the weight of history upon a new generation in South Africa. A great read for both young adults and teens!

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AKATA WARRIOR by Nnedi Okorafor

A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse, brought about by the terrifying masquerade, Ekwensu. Now, stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny is studying with her mentor Sugar Cream and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book. Eventually, Sunny knows she must confront her destiny. With the support of her Leopard Society friends, Orlu, Chichi, and Sasha, and of her spirit face, Anyanwu, she will travel through worlds both visible and invisible to the mysteries town of Osisi, where she will fight a climactic battle to save humanity. Much-honored Nnedi Okorafor, merges today’s Nigeria with a unique world she creates.

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CROSSING THE LINE WHEN COPS BECOME CRIMINALS by Liza Grobler

Police brutality does not only exist in North America. Crossing the Line is an in-depth examination of police corruption, brutality and crime in South Africa and includes a brief focus on three international policing agencies: The New South Wales Police Force, London’s Metropolitan Police and the New York Police Departments Internal Affairs Bureau. It then moves on to the South African Police Service. Highlighted is the vast array of crimes committed by members of the SAPS – not just police brutality but also ranging from bribery and corruption to robbery, rape and murder – and includes corrupt officers’ symbiotic relationships with gangs and syndicates.

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LONGTHROAT MEMOIRS by Yemisi Aribisala

A sumptuous menu of essays about Nigerian cuisine, lovingly presented by the nation’s top epicurean writer. As well as a mouth-watering appraisal of Nigerian food,Longthroat Memoirs is a series of love letters to the Nigerian palate. From the cultural history of soup, to fish as aphrodisiac and the sensual allure of snails,Longthroat Memoirsexplores the complexities, the meticulousness, and the tactile joy of Nigerian gastronomy.

Yemisi Aribisala is a Nigerian essayist and writer. She currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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DARE NOT LINGER by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa

The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela’s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestsellerLong Walk to Freedom.

Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela’s presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela’s unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, the result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela’s presidency and the creation of a new democracy.

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BABY GOES TO MARKET by Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank

Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.

When Baby and Mama go to the market, Baby is so adorable that the banana seller gives him six bananas. Baby eats one and puts five in the basket, but Mama doesn’t notice. As Mama and Baby wend their way through the stalls, cheeky Baby collects five oranges, four biscuits, three ears of sweet corn, two pieces of coconut . . . until Mama notices that her basket is getting very heavy! Poor Baby, she thinks, he must be very hungry by now!

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AN AFRICAN ALPHABET by Eric Walters

An African Alphabet is a vibrant ABC book that introduces babies and toddlers to the unique variety of animals found in Africa. An alphabet for all ages, the stunning linocut-influenced artwork brings an uncommon selection of critters to life in this lively concept book.

From aardvark to zebra and all that’s in between, little ones will love learning their alphabet with these colorful creatures.

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Rude

 

introduced by Award-winning Filmmaker Clement Virgo,

followed by a private reception with TIFF Artistic Director Cameron Bailey in an

intimate discussion about the film and a Q&A with him about Black representation in film/Hollywood.

Friday December 15 at 6:30 PM @ TIFF Bell Lightbox
Part of Black Star, celebrating 100 years of Black excellence on screen!

Clement Virgo is one of Canada’s foremost film directors. In 2015 he directed and co-wrote a six part miniseries adaptation of the Lawrence Hill  novel The Book of Negroes(2015) which debuted to record-breaking numbers on the CBC in Canada and on BET in the U.S. and won twelve Canadian Screen Awards and was nominated for two U.S. Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Limited Series (Aunjanue Ellis). Additional accolades include the 2015 Cablefax Award and C21 International Drama Award for Best Miniseries and four 2015 NAACP Image Award Nominations including Best Mini-series, Best Actor (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Best Actress (Ellis), and Best Writing (Virgo, Hill).

His TV directing credits include American Crime (2015), The Wire  (2002), and the entire first season of the OWN network drama series Greenleaf (2016), on which he is also serving as Executive Producer with Oprah Winfrey. Virgo’s feature films include the 2007 boxing drama Poor Boy’s Game (2007), (Berlin, TIFF, AFF Audience Award), Lie with Me (2005 – Berlin, TIFF, Pusan), and Love Come Down (2000 -Berlin, Toronto). Virgo’s first feature  Rude (1995) premiered at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard and went on to screen at numerous festivals around the world including Toronto, London and Sundance. Since 2010, Virgo has also presented a series of intimate annual talks to celebrate Black History Month in Toronto with such notable guests as Lee Daniels, Norman Jewison, Spike Lee, Pam Grier, John Singleton, and Chris Tucker.

Cameron Bailey  has been the artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival since 2012.

Born in London,  England to parents from Barbados]  he spent his early childhood in St. James, Barbados before moving to Canada with his family at age eight. Educated at the University of Western Ontario, he worked as a film reviewer for NowCanada AMCBC Radio One,  Take One and other publications before joining TIFF as a programmer.


He also cowrote the screenplay for the 1997 film  The Planet of Junior Brown with Clement Virgo, and wrote and directed the short film Hotel Saudade.  He participated in the 2015 edition of Canada Reads, where he advocated for Kim Thúy‘s novel Ru.  Ru won the competition.

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Bringing the ’hood film into a Canadian context and complicating it with spirituality, sexuality, and claims to self-determination, the debut feature from Jamaican-born, Toronto-raised filmmaker Clement Virgo weaves together the stories of three urban- dwelling Torontonians — a boxer who is forced to examine his own identity after participating in a gay-bashing, a young woman who struggles with her mental health in the aftermath of a break-up and an abortion, and a drug dealer trying to go straight — and rhythmically underpins them with the voice of an underground radio DJ, whose streetwise incantations touch on notions of death, grace, and transformation.

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[TPS] – Police investigate allegations of Kijiji rental fraud, 2200 Lake Shore Boulevard West Olufemi Abiodun Agunbiade, 33, wanted, Photographs of man released

In Writing (all kinds) on December 11, 2017 at 12:41 PM
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Police investigate allegations of Kijiji rental fraud, 2200 Lake Shore Boulevard West Olufemi Abiodun Agunbiade, 33, wanted, Photographs of man released

Monday, December 11, 2017 – 11:33 AM
22 Division
416-808-2200

The Toronto Police Service would like to alert the public to an investigation into allegations of a Kijiji rental fraud.

Between Monday, October 23, 2017 and Tuesday, November 28, 2017, five separate people have alleged frauds to police concerning a condominium rental at 2200 Lake Shore Boulevard West.

It is alleged that:

– people responded to an ad on Kijiji

– they were met by a man living in the unit, claiming to be a real estate agent

– they were given a tour of the unit

– they all signed rental agreements and provided deposits for first and last months’ rent

– the man has since fled and did not have the right to rent the unit

Olufemi Abiodun Agunbiade, 33, of Toronto, who also goes by the name “Femi,” is wanted for these incidents.

Police have interviewed other members of the public who have allegedly fallen victim to this. Investigators urge anyone who has had contact with him to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, 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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Cornelus Gutter, 22 Division

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[TPS] – Winter driving tips, Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) information and reporting criteria

In Writing (all kinds) on December 11, 2017 at 10:48 AM
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News Release

Winter driving tips, Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) information and reporting criteria

Monday, December 11, 2017 – 9:44 AM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service. The Toronto area is expected to see a significant accumulation of snow this evening, through tomorrow morning.

The Toronto Police Service would like to remind all drivers to drive according to conditions, and reduce speeds when on elevated portions of the roadway such as bridges, overpasses or expressways.

The need to be aware and alert at all times on any road, even in the most routine circumstances, is a key component to moving through traffic safely.

The Toronto Police Service would also like to remind the public of how, where, and when a collision must be reported in the Toronto.

A Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) is a facility created to help motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians report motor vehicle collisions in which they have been involved.

The Ministry of Transportation defines a collision as contact resulting from the motion of a motor vehicle or streetcar or its load that produces property damage, injury, or death.

Collisions which police will attend

• The collision involves a fatality
• A personal injury collision where a person is taken to hospital directly from the scene of the collision in an ambulance
• Any criminal activity involved in a collision (e.g., impaired driving, stolen vehicle, assault)
• Collisions involving a person who is uninsured or is a suspended driver (simply not having an insurance card does not necessarily mean the vehicle is not insured. These collisions can be referred to the CRC)
• Any collision involving a pedestrian, cyclist or person on a wheeled device which is reported immediately and at the scene of the collision
• Any collision involving damage to highway or public property
• Service vehicle involved collisions
• Collisions that are reported and/or have occurred between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., where any vehicle is not driveable
• Collisions involving transportation of hazardous goods where the hazardous goods have been compromised

If the collision you are involved in does not meet the above criteria, but does meet the minimum requirements set out by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act to report the collision to police, you must report your collision at a CRC.

What are Collision Reporting Centres?

A Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) is a facility created to help motorists, cyclists and pedestrians report motor vehicle involved collisions. There are two Toronto Centres to serve you:

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

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

What is the law on reporting a collision under the Highway Traffic Act?

The Highway Traffic Act requires that all collision where persons suffer any level of injury, or damage valued at more than $2000 (combined) to vehicles or property, or damage to any highway property be reported to police forthwith.

Can I report a collision without bringing in my vehicle?

A report will not be taken at the CRC if the involved vehicle and driver are not present. Without exception, towed vehicles must go directly to a CRC before repairs are started.

Additionally, any person who attends a CRC must ensure that they have the other involved driver(s) information. This is necessary to complete the collision report.

Do I have to exchange information when involved in a collision?

Under the Highway Traffic Act, any person involved in a collision must provide their personal identification (driver’s license), vehicle, and insurance information to the other person(s) involved in the collision. You must also have the location of the collision available to report the collision

Do police have to attend the scene of the collision to take the report?

Police will not attend the scene of minor collisions which do not meet the criteria as noted above. Involved parties will be directed to attend a CRC where appropriate. The collision report will be taken at the CRC.

For further information on how to report a collision, call 416-808-2222, then press 2.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

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