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Comment parler aux gens fous + Plus en vente maintenant

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L’enquête du CRTC incite Rogers à cesser de ralentir le trafic Internet (publié initialement le 10 août 2012)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 9, 2018 at 3:00 AM

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Aujourd’hui, le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes
(CRTC) a fermé son enquête sur Internet de Rogers Communications
pratiques de gestion du trafic. Le CRTC est convaincu que Rogers a
répondu à ses préoccupations concernant la pratique de l’entreprise de ralentir
certains types de trafic Internet.

Le CRTC a examiné une plainte de la Canadian Gamers Organization. Une fois que
une mesure d’exécution a été lancée, Rogers a coopéré et a changé sa
pratique de gestion du trafic. L’entreprise a ensuite annoncé que son trafic
la politique de façonnage serait éliminée pour tous les clients d’ici décembre 2012.

“Nous sommes déterminés à faire en sorte que les Canadiens reçoivent une bonne valeur pour l’argent qu’ils consacrent aux services de communication », a déclaré Andrea Rosen, Chef de la conformité et de l’application des règlements du CRTC. “Les Canadiens ont exprimé leur préoccupations au sujet de certaines pratiques de gestion du trafic et nous avons agi sur leur. Nos efforts d’application contribuent à rendre plus fiable
Services Internet pour les consommateurs. ”

Selon la politique du CRTC, les fournisseurs de services Internet (FSI) sont encouragés
investir dans leurs réseaux pour faire face à l’augmentation du trafic en ligne. Devrait
d’autres mesures sont nécessaires, les FAI peuvent appliquer une certaine gestion du trafic pratiques pour empêcher ou répondre à la congestion du réseau. Dans les deux cas, un Les FAI doivent informer leurs clients à l’avance s’ils ont l’intention d’utiliser ces
les pratiques.

Le CRTC prend toutes les plaintes au sérieux et a mis en place un mécanisme d’exécution
processus pour assurer leur résolution en temps opportun.

Lettre du CRTC à Rogers
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/lt120628.htm

Lettre du CRTC à Rogers Communications, le 29 février 2012
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/lt120229.htm

Lettre du CRTC à Rogers Communications, le 20 janvier 2012
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/lt120120.htm

Communiqué de presse, “Le CRTC améliore le processus de règlement des plaintes pour Internet pratiques de gestion du trafic », 22 septembre 2011
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/com100/2011/r110922.htm

Comment déposer une plainte concernant votre service Internet
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/info_sht/t1043.htm

Le CRTC

Le CRTC est une autorité publique indépendante qui réglemente et supervise
radiodiffusion et télécommunications au Canada.

Projets d’écriture à venir de Donna Kakonge

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 8, 2018 at 6:00 AM

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Comme Cane et Abel de la Bible … comme Jessica et Ida the name of the new character de Sweet Valley High … les jumelles vivent une vie compétitive et réussissent. Un jumeau est responsable de la mort prématurée de sa mère et ce jumeau doit être au service de l’autre jumeau pour le reste de sa vie. Il devient possible d’être à deux endroits en même temps – pour celui qui n’a pas péché. – Titré: Mary et Jess – Je vais écrire ceci dès que possible – jeudi 16 août 2012 – en cours … destination pour compléter manuscrit auto-édité … Novembre 2012.

Deuxième idée … le monde est en guerre de trop. Toute personne de moins de 30 ans qui peut se battre et toute personne de plus de 30 ans qui peut se battre est en guerre. L’économie est mauvaise, les gens en ont assez de se battre pour trouver un emploi – alors ces groupes d’âge se battent pour éliminer ceux qu’ils considèrent comme une menace. J’ai fait cette histoire au lycée. Je ne l’ai plus, mon ancien professeur d’anglais, M. MacPherson, l’a et je ne sais même pas s’il vit encore ou s’il l’a encore, mais c’est dans ma mémoire. Je vais l’écrire à nouveau. – Titré: Âge de la majorité – écrivez-le en novembre 2012 – en cours … destination pour compléter le manuscrit auto-édité … Janvier 2013.

Troisième idée … un travail créatif de non-fiction pour le cours Making a Book au campus de l’Université de Toronto à Mississauga au sujet de mon expérience avec le travail qui peut être lié et donné comme cadeau aux participants de mon doctorat. recherche. Intitulé: Donna travaille dur pour l’argent – commencer à écrire en Décembre 2012 – en cours … destination pour compléter manuscrit auto-édité, manuscrit autoformé, conception de la couverture auto-créé et publié par Life Rattle Press … Avril 2013.

Merci à tous … et vous devriez savoir qui vous êtes maintenant. Comme le dit Stevie Wonder: «Tu es le rayon de soleil de ma vie, tu es la pomme de ma vie. Pour toujours, tu restes à l’avant. »Stevie, pourquoi as-tu répudié ta femme?

Sico Paint lance de nouveaux outils pour faciliter la sélection des couleurs

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 7, 2018 at 3:00 AM

Sico photo 3, iPhone App

Photo 1:
Avec un fond blanc brillant, le nouvel écran couleur révolutionnaire de Sico est conçu pour mettre l’accent sur les couleurs afin de faciliter la sélection des couleurs de peinture.
Des solutions innovantes présentées dans le cadre de la célébration du 75e anniversaire de la marque
LONGUEUIL, QC (18 juillet 2012) – Des études montrent que les couleurs mixtes sont le défi numéro un en matière de décoration pour les Canadiens. La marque de peinture Sico® a lancé plusieurs nouveaux outils couleur pour simplifier le processus de sélection des couleurs.
Qu’il s’agisse d’un écran couleur en magasin de pointe, de technologies en ligne uniques ou d’une application iPhone®, les solutions de la marque Sico aident les consommateurs à faire des choix de couleurs plus faciles, que ce soit dans un magasin de peinture, à la maison ou en déplacement.
Longtemps reconnue comme une autorité des couleurs dans l’industrie de la peinture, Sico paint a lancé les outils dans le cadre de son 75e anniversaire, a déclaré Mylène Gévry, directrice de la marque AkzoNobel, fabricant de peinture Sico, une entreprise québécoise de deux personnes. quand il a commencé en 1937 à l’une des principales marques de peinture du pays aujourd’hui.
«Les réactions des groupes de discussion que nous avons menées avec les consommateurs renforcent le fait que les gens ont tendance à savoir quelle couleur ils préfèrent pour une pièce, mais la plupart ne savent pas comment combiner cette couleur avec d’autres pour compléter le décor». les nouvelles offres font gagner du temps et de l’angoisse au consommateur lorsqu’il s’agit de choisir des couleurs et de créer des jeux de couleurs.
Affichage couleur en magasin
Photo 2:
La nouvelle application Color FinderTM de Sico est unique en ce sens qu’elle calibre la couleur de tout objet photographié afin d’offrir la meilleure correspondance de couleur possible.
Le nouvel écran couleur accrocheur en magasin est une percée industrielle, a-t-elle ajouté, ajoutant que son fond blanc moderne, esthétique et brillant, a été conçu pour mettre l’accent sur les couleurs afin de faciliter le choix de la peinture. Avec des éclats de peinture surdimensionnés de couleur, l’écran dispose d’un éclairage spécial sur chaque rangée pour fournir une lecture précise des couleurs et de nouvelles cartes de couleur qui présentent des éclats de peinture plutôt que des teintes imprimées pour fournir des couleurs plus fidèles.
Présentant 1 053 couleurs de peinture les plus populaires de Sico, ainsi qu’une gamme de couleurs nouvelles et tendances, les pastilles de peinture de l’écran sont exposées selon le flux naturel de l’arc-en-ciel, du rouge au violet. Les puces sont arrangées par intensité, du haut vers le bas pour des tons plus sourds, ce qui facilite le mélange et l’assortiment des couleurs de différentes familles de couleurs ayant le même niveau de concentration de colorant, afin que les consommateurs puissent être sûrs qu’ils travaillent bien ensemble », a déclaré Gévry.
Les «meilleurs blancs» de la marque, ainsi que cinq nouvelles cartes de couleur créatives qui guident les consommateurs à travers différents thèmes de chambres, sont également présentés: Glamour, Poetic, Classic, Joyful et Vibrant.
Outils en ligne
Photo 3:
Les utilisateurs peuvent choisir les couleurs lors de leurs déplacements et créer des combinaisons de couleurs pour leur décoration intérieure avec le nouveau Sico Color LabTM, une application gratuite de sélection de couleurs pour iPhone.
La nouvelle application Color FinderTM de Sico est unique en ce sens qu’elle calibre la couleur pour offrir aux utilisateurs la meilleure correspondance possible. En trois étapes faciles, l’outil crée un schéma de couleurs personnalisé autour d’un élément particulier, tel qu’un canapé, un tapis ou des rideaux. Les utilisateurs placent simplement un cadre de couleur unique – un cadre en carton bordé de pixels de couleur et disponible gratuitement chez tout détaillant de peinture Sico participant – sur l’article, prenez une photo et téléchargez la photo sur le site Web de peinture Sico à http://www.sico.ca/ colourfinder. Le ColourFinder calibre ensuite la photo pour fournir la couleur Sico la plus proche et offre un choix de couleurs pour aller avec cette teinte.
Le Sico Deco Color LabTM est un autre outil gratuit de décoration en ligne, disponible en téléchargement sur le site de Sico, qui permet aux utilisateurs de télécharger une photo et d’expérimenter différentes couleurs de peinture – sur les murs, les plafonds, les meubles et accessoires – Tout dans le confort de leur maison. Tirant parti de plus de 1 800 couleurs de peinture Sico, l’outil facile à utiliser fournit des schémas de couleurs recommandés, ainsi qu’une impression des choix de couleurs et de la quantité de peinture nécessaire.
application iPhone
Le Sico Color LabTM est une application iPhone gratuite pour la sélection de peinture qui permet aux gens de choisir des couleurs en déplacement pour leur décoration intérieure. Repérant une couleur qu’ils aiment, le nouvel outil permet aux utilisateurs de simplement pointer leur iPhone sur n’importe quel objet ou image – du tissu aux photos en passant par les rochers et les feuilles – cliquez et hop, une réplique de la couleur apparaît sur l’écran. L’application identifie ensuite la couleur de peinture correspondante de la collection de peinture Sico et suggère même des schémas de couleurs potentiels pour l’accompagner.
«Tous les nouveaux outils de Sico paint sont conçus pour alléger le fardeau et mettre du plaisir dans la sélection et la coordination des couleurs, en permettant aux gens d’essayer différentes combinaisons de couleurs entre leurs mains.

Sico Photo 1

Les factures de câblodistribution grand public seront ajustées avec l’élimination progressive du fonds

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 6, 2018 at 3:00 AM

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, le 18 juillet 2012 -Aujourd’hui, le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes
Le Conseil des télécommunications (CRTC) a annoncé que la programmation locale
Fonds d’amélioration sera éliminé d’ici le 31 août 2014. La contribution
Le Fonds sera progressivement réduit jusqu’à sa suppression. Comme un
résultat, la charge de nombreuses entreprises de câble et de satellite ont traversé
à leurs clients seront retirés de leurs factures.

“Le Fonds a été créé pour veiller à ce que les stations de télévision aient les ressources
répondre aux besoins des Canadiens en matière de programmation locale. Nous sommes satisfaits du
le soutien qu’il a fourni au cours d’une période économique difficile “, a déclaré Leonard
Katz, vice-président des télécommunications du CRTC et président de l’audience
panneau.

Les entreprises de distribution par câble et par satellite doivent préparer un rapport décrivant les mesures
prises pour veiller à ce que les factures des consommateurs concernés reflètent ces
réductions. Ils doivent également fournir la preuve que les consommateurs ont été
notifiés ou qu’ils n’ont jamais été tenus de payer la contribution. Celles-ci
les rapports doivent être soumis au CRTC d’ici le 17 septembre 2012.

Un appareil unique en son genre fabriqué au Canada

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 5, 2018 at 3:00 AM

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Se rend aux Jeux olympiques avec les triathlètes du Canada

Nouvel appareil portatif Venowave lancé récemment pour traiter les problèmes circulatoires tels que la thrombose veineuse profonde, les plaies diabétiques et le gonflement chronique tout en améliorant la santé globale

Stouffville, Ontario – 24 juillet 2012 – Les membres de l’équipe de triathlon du Canada, dirigée par le porte-drapeau Simon Whitfield, viennent d’arriver à Londres pour les Jeux olympiques de 2012, mais ils ont déjà une longueur d’avance sur leurs concurrents. C’est parce qu’ils portent le Venowave VW5, un appareil fabriqué au Canada, le premier du genre, conçu pour améliorer la circulation, augmenter le flux sanguin dans les jambes et les pieds tout en améliorant la santé générale.

«Nous sommes ravis de pouvoir aider nos athlètes canadiens», a déclaré John Saringer, inventeur de Venowave, président et directeur général de Saringer Life Science Technologies Inc., une entreprise de Stouffville, en Ontario. «Notre produit est conçu pour améliorer la circulation sanguine, que l’utilisateur est un athlète de haut niveau ou un senior souffrant d’un gonflement chronique des jambes dû à une maladie vasculaire. ”

Le Venowave VW5 breveté est une pompe de compression compacte à piles qui se porte sur le mollet juste au-dessous du genou. Entièrement certifié par Santé Canada, la Federal Drug Administration (FDA) aux États-Unis et CE en Europe, il utilise un mouvement ondulatoire doux pour augmenter le débit sanguin, fournissant ainsi plus d’oxygène pour améliorer la circulation et améliorer les performances musculaires. Lorsqu’il est allumé, il imite le système veineux du corps, empêchant le sang de rester immobile et la coagulation.

En plus d’utiliser le produit pendant les voyages aériens pour prévenir des affections telles que la thrombose veineuse profonde (un problème commun lors des vols long-courriers), les triathlètes du Canada utilisent également le Venowave pendant les activités de pré-échauffement, de récupération et de guérison. temps de garder le sang circulant pour un flux sanguin optimal pendant les jeux.

Les études cliniques indiquent que le Venowave est efficace. De nombreux patients impliqués dans une étude récente ont rapporté une amélioration clinique après l’utilisation de l’appareil pendant une période de huit semaines. Les chercheurs ont conclu que le Venowave est une «nouvelle thérapie très prometteuse» pour les patients atteints du syndrome post-thrombotique sévère – un terme utilisé pour décrire les symptômes à long terme de maladies vasculaires comme la TVP, telles que la douleur, l’enflure, la lourdeur et le picotement. Le dispositif révolutionnaire est également utilisé pour traiter et prévenir les jambes enflées (œdème), l’insuffisance veineuse chronique (IVC), les varices, les plaies diabétiques des jambes et des pieds, le lymphoedème et la maladie artérielle périphérique (MAP).

Ce qui rend le Venowave unique, c’est sa mobilité. Contrairement aux dispositifs pneumatiques généralement utilisés dans les hôpitaux qui se fixent sur un mur et obligent les utilisateurs à rester stationnaires, le Venowave est léger et ne pèse que 250 grammes. Il peut être utilisé pour la marche, la course et la randonnée. En attendant, il est tout aussi efficace que les plus gros appareils, souligne Saringer.

“Le Venowave peut pomper comme les machines plus grandes, mais dans un très petit paquet”, dit-il, notant qu’il a inventé le produit comme un moyen d’améliorer la circulation sans les limitations. “Nos corps sont conçus pour bouger, il est donc parfaitement logique de développer une technologie qui permette la mobilité.”

La Dre Sonia Anand, directrice de la médecine vasculaire au McMaster University Hospital de Hamilton, est une fervente partisane du Venowave. «Chez les personnes qui ont un gonflement chronique des jambes, le Venowave peut être très utile pour prévenir la fin de la journée ou un gonflement important des jambes», explique le Dr Anand, qui a établi une clinique de médecine vasculaire à Hamilton en 2001. traite un grand nombre de patients souffrant de problèmes vasculaires. “Les individus peuvent continuer leurs activités habituelles sans avoir à s’asseoir, être branché sur un mur ou accroché à une machine.”

Les statistiques indiquent que près de 20 millions de personnes courent un risque élevé de développer une TVP chaque année et que plus de 50% des patients hospitalisés sont à risque de développer une TVP. Pendant ce temps, on estime que toutes les 30 secondes une personne dans le monde perd un membre inférieur en raison d’une plaie diabétique récurrente. Le Venowave favorise une guérison plus rapide dans les deux cas en raison de sa capacité unique à augmenter le flux sanguin.

Après avoir vu sa mère âgée subir une amputation douloureuse à la jambe en raison d’un ulcère du pied qui a refusé de guérir – même si elle était traitée par des chirurgiens vasculaires expérimentés et recevait des soins infirmiers quotidiens – Selwyn Firth, résidente de Toronto, l’a présentée au Venowave. croyant fermement dans ses capacités. Juste un mois après avoir utilisé le Venowave, une plaie d’orteil semblable sur le pied restant de sa mère avait complètement disparu. “Je pense que si j’avais su au sujet du Venowave quand la première blessure s’est produite, elle n’aurait jamais dû perdre sa jambe,” dit Firth.

Basé sur le succès initial de Venowave, Saringer Life Science Technologies recrute actuellement des patients qualifiés pour participer à des essais cliniques liés au traitement et à la prévention des ulcères de plaies diabétiques afin de

CanUgan — An Evening of Celebration‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 4, 2018 at 3:00 AM
Dear friends,
I am delighted to inform you that we will be holding an evening of celebration on Friday, October 12, 2012.  The event will be held on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Uganda’s independence and it will give you an opportunity to learn about the progress of the CanUgan Project in making a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities in Uganda.
The evening will feature a dinner and a silent auction and exciting entertainment. Highlights will include performances by Rita Carter, a popular singer and a song writer whose roots are in Uganda and by the Carleton University Music Ensemble which will present African music with drums, songs, and dance. Our Special Guest will be Hon Steven Fletcher, Minister of State for Transport.  The silent auction will feature Ugandan and African articles including handicrafts made by people with disabilities.  Other high-quality articles and enticing gifts will also be at the silent auction. A raffle of Ugandan paintings and hand-made articles will be the other attraction.
The attached announcement will give you more details and information about securing your tickets.  We look forward to seeing you on October 12th.
Navin Parekh
Project Manager
CanUgan Disability Support Project

Guelph Federal Liberal Association in violation of Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules (Originally published August 24, 2012)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 2, 2018 at 6:00 AM
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L’Association paie une pénalité de 4 900 $ et entreprend une conformité complète
programme

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, le 24 août 2012 – Aujourd’hui, la radio-télévision canadienne
Conseil des télécommunications et des télécommunications (CRTC) a annoncé qu’un avis de Une infraction a été émise à l’Association libérale fédérale de Guelph («la
Association “) au nom de Frank Valeriote. L’avis de violation
Robocalls effectuées le 30 avril 2011, qui ne respectaient pas le
Règles de télécommunication non sollicitées. Dans le cadre d’un règlement, une pénalité
de 4 900 $, a été imposé. Les appels ont impliqué une publicité électorale
message et ont été faites au cours de la campagne électorale fédérale 2011 en
Guelph.

Les violations impliquaient un message préenregistré envoyé par l’Association
qui n’a pas réussi à identifier pour qui l’appel a été fait; fournir
informations de rappel nécessaires; et afficher le téléphone d’origine
numéro ou un autre numéro où l’expéditeur pourrait être atteint. le
les appels ont été effectués sur une période d’environ une heure.
“Nous apprécions que M. Valeriote et l’Association aient pleinement coopéré
avec notre enquête et engagé à se conformer aux règles à l’avenir
», a déclaré Andrea Rosen, chef de la conformité du CRTC.
Agent d’exécution. “Nous attendons des associations de partis politiques et
candidats qui se présentent aux élections pour mettre en place des garanties appropriées
lieu pour assurer le respect des règles. ”

En plus de payer une sanction administrative pécuniaire, l’Association
et M. Valeriote ont convenu de mettre en œuvre un programme de conformité
comprend:

• la reconnaissance de toutes les règles applicables et un engagement à se conformer pleinement
avec eux
• la nomination d’une conformité aux Règles sur les Télécommunications non sollicitées
officier
• un programme d’éducation et de formation pour les bénévoles
• rétention d’enregistrements appropriée
• mesures de conformité appropriées avec les fournisseurs de services tiers
• promotion d’une meilleure connaissance des télécommunications non sollicitées
Règles

Le CRTC applique les Règles sur les télécommunications non sollicitées afin de
réduire les appels non sollicités aux Canadiens. En vertu de son processus d’exécution,
Le CRTC peut discuter d’actions correctives avec des particuliers, des entreprises ou
organisations qui se livrent au télémarketing, ce qui peut mener à un règlement
cela comprend une amende et d’autres mesures correctives.
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A Good Home

In Creative Writing, Culture, Entertainment, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 26, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Rachel Muenz Writes About Finding a Good Home - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About Finding a Good Home - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Rachel Muenz

I don’t like cleaning because it’s not something where you use your head and when I don’t use my head, it wanders into things I’d rather forget. But I don’t like living in filth either. I’ve had enough dirt in my life as it is. So that’s why I’ve got my fingers down the bathtub drain and the smell of Vim burning the inside of my nose. I find the piece of hair and pull. It keeps coming and coming, a whole ponytail slimy with old shampoo.

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The Fool

In Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 25, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Afro Almost Plays Dice With Her Life - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Afro Almost Plays Dice With Her Life - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

I was embarrassed to tell my boyfriend’s parents I was out of work again. It had been a year and I was on welfare, but at least I had love in my life. Richie, my boyfriend, just got a job as a public relations officer at the University of Toronto. He had been looking for a long time and was feeling lucky. When his parents came into town one mild January weekend for his birthday, we all decided to go down to Niagara Falls to the casinos. Gambling had never been my thing, but going was the only present I could afford for him.

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Channel Zero (Originally Published in the Queen’s Alumni Review)

In Business, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 25, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Stephen Marshall Traveled Around the World for a Video Magazine - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Stephen Marshall Traveled Around the World for a Video Magazine - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Mary Luz Mejia and Donna Kakonge

He’s been dubbed “guerrilla film maker,” “boy wonder” and “video artist” – titles he doesn’t seem to mind and takes in stride as he charges toward the goal: “to establish and alternative universe to that of broadcast television.”

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Continually Learning Aiming to Make a Better World

In Beauty, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 21, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Gini Dickie is a Teacher and Activist who is Making a Difference

Gini Dickie is a Teacher and Activist who is Making a Difference

Gini Dickie is a teacher-librarian, as well as a political activist in her own right living in Toronto, Canada. She worked as a teacher in northern Nigeria with CUSO-VSO, she worked at Expo ‘ 67 and she has been active working with Chilean refugees. She has worked in the inner-city Regent Park area of Toronto, as well as with York University. She also owned her own typesetting business for a brief period of time and everything she has done has taught her about the world around her, as well as about herself.

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Binary Groove – Gemini Nominated in 1995

In Culture, Education, Entertainment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Technology, travel, Video Work on June 17, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This educational pilot computer show called “Binary Groove” aired in 1995 and was nominated for a Gemini Award. Enjoy the show and for more education stories, check out my book The Education Generation. As well, you would also be interested in Journalism Stories Collection. Both can be bought, plus many other books at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

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Two New Books Published

In book reviews, Business, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Religion, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 11, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Donna Kakonge Has Two New Books Published - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Donna Kakonge Has Two New Books Published - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

The first book is My Mind Book which features an example of creating a book that will be inspiring and bring the things you want into your life. It is based on the law of attraction, as well as inspired by Mind Movies that were sent to me.

The second book is called Stories in Red and Yellow: Digging Up Work Done in Yesteryear. This is a literary collection of non-fiction and fiction work.

Both can be bought, as well as other books at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

W.E.B. DuBois Celebration in New York

In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 5, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Heading down to New York with some old friends of mine from undergrad, we discovered that there was a lot more to black history than we knew about before:

The Radio Call

In Education, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 14, 2017 at 3:00 AM
When It Comes To AIDS, It Is Better to Light A Candle - Photo Courtesy of StockExpert

When It Comes To AIDS, It Is Better to Light A Candle – Photo Courtesy of StockExpert

It was a Saturday afternoon and the radio was on. I was living in Uganda in the fall of 1996 and the winter of 1997. The radio was calling out a list of names. I could not understand why.

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Bicycle Time

In Creative Writing, Culture, Entertainment, Living, Pets, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 25, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Rachel Muenz Explores Bicycle Time in a Short Story - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

Rachel Muenz Explores Bicycle Time in a Short Story - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

By Rachel Muenz

The road unrolls before him, cracked and purple-grey. The pavement is worn but good, better than that behind him, cratered and half-repaired with uneven disks of tar. On either side, trees slide past the corners of his eyes, their branches reaching for his arms. Beyond the trees, the hunched forms of hills, shadowed and filmed with pale green, rise and fall. He feels the hum of the tires in his chest, right through to his heart. It is pure joy.

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Ode to Silence

In Beauty, Culture, Entertainment, Environment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 20, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Brikena Ribaj Loves Portland, Oregon - Photo by Brikena Ribaj

Brikena Ribaj Loves Portland, Oregon - Photo by Brikena Ribaj

By Brikena Ribaj

One of the reasons I love Portland, OR, well, other than it being home to the best bookstore I have seen in North America, Powell’s, is how quiet it is.

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Corporation Gives Computers to School

In Business, Education, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 15, 2016 at 3:00 AM

A leading global talent development corporation will be providing computers and computer aided education to more than 2,005 schools in Andra Pradesh in India. The value of this funding is Rs 1728 million.

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It’s A Great Deal

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 8, 2016 at 3:00 AM

The Write Heart

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Can you imagine that I am offering free life coaching on any of your life’s challenges for the low, low cost of one book sale from you? Yes – this is not a gimmick – it is true.

We can do the life coaching through email if you are long distance, or we could do it over the phone if you are local. We can also use such services as MSN and Yahoo Messenger if you prefer a more instant approach to the life coaching. I look forward to hearing from you. Make your dreams come true!

Muttluks to the rescue!

In Culture, Education, Environment, Living, Media Writing, Pets, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 6, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Rachel Muenz Writes About Muttlucks for Dogs - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About Muttlucks for Dogs - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

By Rachel Muenz

They protect your feet from extreme cold when playing in the snow. Military personnel use them to keep the pads of their feet from burning up on the hot ground of Afghanistan. Broken glass and other hazards won’t hurt you because of these boots. You are a dog, after all, and you don’t always pay attention to where you’re walking whether you’re just fooling around or saving lives.

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Live for your element

In Culture, Entertainment, Living, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 16, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Nick Goodwin Enjoys Cottage Life - Photo: MorgueFile.com

Nick Goodwin Enjoys Cottage Life - Photo: MorgueFile.com

By Nick Goodwin

Fishing is definitely one of my favourite things. I always look forward to the summer because I figure there is a good chance that I will find myself out in the wilderness at least once or twice. I love camping and also visiting cottages.

If I go camping with my family it is always a great time. We try to spend time together and play cards, sit by the fire and go for walks, maybe play catch or badminton. We usually have a few laughs and hang out like friends. When I was younger I definitely took advantage of hanging out with my family. Of course, as people get older relationships develop and form new dynamics.

I have loved fishing ever since the first time my Dad taught me how. It is not so much the thrill of the catch as it is the peace of mind. I don’t ever mind if nothing bites. I just love being near the lake and taking in the peace and quiet. Never mind the mosquito bites and sunburns.
When I am fishing I am in my element.

That’s one of the reasons I love skateboarding. When I have my music playing and I’m cruising I am definitely in my element. I live for the peace of mind and the comfort of joy.

I can recognize this focus in others. My mom reads her book with a side of cottage cheese and she is in her element. My dad hangs out in the backyard and he is in his element. My brother plays his guitar and he is in his element.

The point is, if you find yourself going back to an activity for the peace of mind and clarity then you have found your element. Cherish this privilege.

Some of My Dad’s Family

In Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 5, 2016 at 3:00 AM

I just spoke with my Dad the other day and he told me about my Aunt Bettie, his late sister who looked so much like him. Even though she had four children, she was so devoted to her work and received a doctor of science degree from Makerere University.

Makerere University used to t he be only university in East Africa and many of the neighbouring countries’ people such as Somalia, Tanzania and Kenya would study at Markerere. My Dad’s cousin Lydia has done very well with her Makerere degree since she has come to Canada.

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The Somnambulist 3 – The Mine

In Radio Podcasts, travel on September 24, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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Kirk Verner writes about Working in a Mine – Photo Courtesy of Kirk Verner

Kirk Verner (a.k.a The Somnambulist) goes places so you do not have to. In this podcast, he goes deep inside a dangerous mine.  Listen to his amazing journey:

Gems of the Indian Ocean

In travel, Writing (all kinds) on September 17, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Mauritius is a Gem of the Indian Ocean

Mauritius is a Gem of the Indian Ocean

By Duncan Gunputrav

In North America the tendency for most is to have a limited knowledge of countries situated in far reaching parts of the globe. Especially when these nations do not participate in the G8 meetings or are only secretly visited by international celebrities or rarely by heads of state.

The truth is these islands have a rare wealth and beauty. Some would even match some of these areas with paradise, as is the case of Mauritius – the Tiger of the Indian Ocean.

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In a Strange Land (Published in NuBeing International)

In travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 31, 2016 at 3:00 AM

In Berlin, 11-year-old Leli came running to her home, digging her nails in her flesh so hard that blood was almost drawn. Tears were running down Leli’s face as she fell into the arms of her mother, Tsion Letta-Teferra, an Ethiopian woman who had lived in Germany for 16 years.

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Drifting is for dummies

In travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 29, 2016 at 3:00 AM

By Roselyn Kelada-Sedra

Westerners have developed a twitch. We change locations so often, it’s become a compulsion. People move to pursue education, to go after jobs, to follow lovers. When lovers become exes, they move again. And there’s a special breed that moves on when a place just loses its appeal. They’re the drifters, the cool types who wander the world, never belonging anywhere. They’ve got that mystique, like James Dean; and part of it is that they’ll never be pinned down. In a society of commitment-phobes, the drifter has gone from fringe icon to mainstream idol.

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10 Most Popular Tourism Programs

In Education, travel, Writing (all kinds) on July 17, 2016 at 3:00 AM

There are so many tourism and hospitality programs to choose from and it is definitely an exciting field to go into. Here are some of the most popular ones.

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South African Education Needs More

In Education, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 29, 2016 at 3:00 AM

The Ministry of Education in South Africa is planning to step up efforts to improve the outcomes in education.

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Sex Education in Developing Countries

In Culture, Education, Health, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 28, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Within the past five years, there have been 7,000 to 8,000 babies born to Taiwanese girls between the ages of 15 to 19 years old.

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Rural Australian Education

In Education, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM

There are human rights concerns for quality education when it comes to rural Australians.

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New South Wales Gives Money to Schools

In Business, Education, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 26, 2016 at 3:00 AM

The government of New South Wales is spending a record amount on the education system.

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Adult Education Award

In Culture, Education, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 10, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Kim Heang Kinsey is the winner of the 22nd annual Literary Achievement Award in Wells-Ogunquit Community School District. She won for an essay called “Charity in Cambodia.”

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Love in Quebec

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

You walk up cobblestone steps as you head to your dinner at the Crazy Pig (as it is called in English). The Crazy Pig is a quaint, clean and quiet restaurant where the love of your life could ask you to marry you if he is sane enough. Shopping is dirt cheap compared to big cities like Toronto and you can buy a box of maple tea as a souvenir for your Mom or Dad. I’m talking about Levis, Quebec.

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Getting an International Experience Online

In Education, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on April 3, 2016 at 3:00 AM

There are ways of traveling the world, right from the convenience of your chair in front of your computer at home.

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Value of Summer Vacation

In Education, travel, Writing (all kinds) on March 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Students and Professors can get a lot out of the summer vacation whether they choose to do school or take the time off to earn money or travel. Here are some of the ways the summer vacation is of value:

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Young Black Women in Toronto High Schools – Buy on Lulu.com Today

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 13, 2016 at 11:35 AM

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This research fills the gaps in the literature surrounding the career aspirations of Black female high school students in Canada. The literature surrounds five key factors regarding career aspirations, educational programs that help young Black females to succeed in high school, the portrayal of Black women in the media and the history of Black women and work. The conceptual framework is based on four key concepts of spirit, motivation, self-esteem and identity. The methodology of this research is based on qualitative narrative case studies of 10 student participants, three parents and eight community members. Along with the qualitative narrative case study approach, a culturally holistic approach to data collection are included.  In order to build on the gaps in the research on Black female high school students’ career aspirations, I focus on three major research questions. What are the challenges that are faced by the student participants in order to succeed during and after high school? Linking with the first question, what are the self-help strategies the student participants use to facilitate their roads to success in and out of high school? Finally, what and where are the community supports for young Black females and their career aspirations through arts-focused community centres?  There are also three sub-questions associated with the three major research questions. The first is, what support are they getting from their families to meet their career goals? The second is, what does this mean to us as educators? The third is, what is the significance of this research as it links to the conceptual framework? Read the rest of this entry »

SICO Paint unveils three simple steps to a beautiful, long-lasting deck

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 6, 2016 at 3:00 AM

No Stain, No Gain
SICO Paint unveils three simple steps to a beautiful, long-lasting deck

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, June 23, 2015 – It’s no secret that Canadians savour summer, sparing little expense to beautify their backyard living spaces after a harsh winter. When it comes to creating a long-lasting lavish outdoor décor, it all starts with a properly-stained and well-protected deck, according to leading paint brand SICO® paint.

“Outdoor living continues to be a strong trend as more and more people extend their indoor décor outside, adding everything from furniture to kitchens to accessories,” said Mathieu Hamel, assistant brand manager for Sico paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings. “The richness of a wooden deck is a perfect backdrop for a stylish and welcoming outdoor space that will both provide a relaxing haven and wow your guests.”

Before embarking on a deck-staining project, however, Hamel cautioned that in order to protect your investment for the long term, it is important to adhere to a proper plan. He recommended following these three steps to guarantee professional-looking, enduring results:

1. Product and colour selection: Decide what look you would like to achieve. If the wood on your deck is worn and you want to hide it, but still keep its texture, a solid stain is the way to go. If you’d like both the wood grain and texture to show through, a semi-transparent stain or translucent wood finish is the product to use. When using a semi-transparent stain or translucent wood finish, remember that the type of wood used for your deck will affect the colour outcome. For example, a yellow-toned stain will look different on red cedar than on treated pinewood, which has a green tinge. Keep in mind that the wood hardness and porosity, as well as the amount of wood stain applied, may alter the colour as well, so test the stain on a small piece of the wood or in an inconspicuous area before starting.

2. Preparation: How you prepare the surfaces to be stained will make or break your project. Start by removing any wood fibres, dirt and contaminants from your deck using a high-quality exterior wood cleaner. Allow the wood to dry slightly, brush away loosened debris and rinse with a pressure washer. Next, tighten any loose screws, scrape away bits of flaking wood and sand all surfaces. For easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, Sico paint has launched a how-to video that walks homeowners through the entire staining process in just five minutes. Accessed at http://www.sico.ca, the video is full of tips on surface preparation and how to achieve best results when staining.

3. Application: To give your exterior wood maximum richness and depth, select a top-quality product, and know that less is more when it comes to applying stain. Never use more than two coats in order to ensure the stain adheres to the shape of the wood without cracking or peeling. Always use a brush instead of a roller, so you get into all the nooks and crannies of your deck. If you prefer to stand while staining, simply apply an extension pole to your brush. Always brush in the same direction as the wood grain, moving from unstained to stained wood. If more than one person is doing the staining, assign each person a separate section of the project to ensure consistency with technique and even colour application. When staining a deck, for example, have one person work on the main surface and another on the steps or vertical beams.

No matter how eager you are to be done, it’s important to wait the prescribed drying time, Hamel said. Typically, stains require up to 24 hours to dry in clear weather.
He emphasized that before starting any staining project, it is critical to carefully read the application instructions on the product being used.

Sico paint offers a broad range of staining products in a variety of colours and finishes, including Sico Solid Wood Stain, Sico Semi-transparent Wood Stain, Sico Translucent Wood Finish and Sico Semi-transparent Wood Protector.

To view the full selection of Sico paint products and stain colours, and learn more about choosing the right stain for your job, visit http://www.sico.ca.

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To download photos, please visit media.sico.ca/en (Password: influence).

Sico is a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company.

SICO® Paint
Since 1937, the Sico brand has provided Canadian DIY consumers a complete line of high-quality interior and exterior paints. The brand is recognized as the market leader and can be found on the shelves of RONA® stores as well as other retailers. Developed with professional painters in mind, the brand also offers SICO EXPERT™ paint, a specialized line sold exclusively to the painter’s market.

About PPG Architectural Coatings
PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada, is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.TM
PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Sico is a registered trademark of the PPG Group of Companies.
Sico Expert is a trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Rona is a registered trademark of Rona Inc.

Sico Photo 1

The richness of a wooden deck is an ideal backdrop for a stylish outdoor space. A dark brown stain, such as Mountain Shelter (1713-503) by SICO® paint, pictured on the base of this deck, coordinates well with light grey siding.

Sico Photo 2

SICO® paint offers a broad range of staining products in a variety of colours and finishes, including Sico Solid Wood Stain, Sico Semi-transparent Wood Stain, Sico Translucent Wood Finish and Sico Semi-transparent Wood Protector.

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Top Mistakes People Make When Choosing Paint Colour: Dulux Paints

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 5, 2016 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, June 11, 2015 – Does the thought of choosing a paint colour turn you yellow with fear? You’re not alone, according to leading paint brand Dulux Paints. Feedback from employees at the brand’s 250 stores across the country indicates that paint colour selection is the biggest challenge consumers face when undertaking a paint project.

“When it comes to paint colour, many people are so afraid of change that they end up sticking with the same colours for years,” said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, brand manager, Dulux Paints. “Yet, all they often need is a bit of guidance to get out of their colour rut and adopt a more current look for their living spaces.”

According to Dulux Paints, here are the top five mistakes people make when choosing paint colour and how to avoid them:

1. Choosing a paint colour out of context. Contrary to popular belief, taping a small swatch to a wall won’t help you choose the right colour for your room. Instead, examine paint chips against furniture, rugs, accessories, countertops and other items in the room, making sure to test the colours in direct, indirect and artificial light at all times of day.

2. Playing it safe with neutrals. Neutral paint colours tend to be a popular choice, yet there are times when a more saturated colour may bring out the best in a room. A good way to introduce some colour to your walls is to apply the “new neutrals” – whites, beiges or greys that are infused with a small amount of colour such as lilac, sage or blue. Choose new-trend neutrals that coordinate well with your furniture or a favourite accessory. You can also take a neutral room up a notch by painting an accent wall a deeper shade of the wall colour or a more vibrant, coordinating colour.

3. Going with the same old, same old. Just like an old pair of jeans or out-of-date hairstyle, it’s easy to get comfortable in your room’s décor. Take a step back, really examine your space and ask: What year is this room stuck in? If the answer dates back at least a decade, it might be time for a change. Adding colour with paint is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to update a space. You’ll be surprised how a fresh coat of paint will make your furniture and accessories look newer.

4. Fear of using more than one colour. There’s no reason to use only one paint colour on the walls of a room. In fact, using two or even three shades can turn a room from ordinary to extraordinary. A good rule of thumb is to use a base colour in about two-thirds of the room and introduce other colours in smaller quantities. To achieve an elegant, relaxing feel, try a monochromatic colour scheme, with one main colour supported by others from the same colour family. For a harmonious effect, combine colours located beside each other on the colour wheel. To create a dynamic look, choose complementary colours found directly across from one another on the wheel.

5. Failing to consider a room’s function. Will you be playing, sleeping, eating or relaxing in the space to be painted? Make sure you choose your colour accordingly. Yellow, red and orange, as well as soft grey, violet, blue and green, are known to be more conducive to appetite-building, entertaining and conversation, making them good choices for the kitchen and any main-floor living space. Bright red will energize and stimulate kids in a playroom, while cooler blues have a calming, serene effect ideal for a bedroom. Golden yellows and warm apricots tend to flatter any skin tone in a bathroom.

Still not sure what colours to choose? Get inspiration from Dulux Paints’ palette of hot colours for 2015, including Ruby Ring (09YR 11/475) red, Red Badge (30YR 21/505) orange, Golden Harvest (20YY 28/613) yellow, Southern Forest (30GG 33/275) green, Blazer Blue (43BB 09/340) blue, Nostalgic (70RB 11/196) violet or Heron Grey (20YY 37/094) warm neutral.

You can also experiment with different colours using the Dulux Paints Colour Visualizer online at http://www.dulux.ca. The tool enables users to virtually paint sample rooms or use their own uploaded photos to explore colour combinations before picking up a paintbrush. Visitors to the website can also upload photos of their favourite sites or vacation spots, and the software will help recreate the feeling of the image in a room by suggesting a paint palette based on the colours in the photo.

“A change of wall colour is the best and most economical decorating tool out there,” Tustin-Fuchs said. “If your room is stuck in the 1990s, you can bring it forward to 2015 just by swapping out pastel peach and moss green for a more modern palette such as turquoise blue with lime green accents. With paint, the possibilities are endless.”

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About DULUX® Paints
You will find Dulux paints in 250 company-owned Dulux Paints and BÉTONEL® paint stores across Canada serving the consumer and professional markets. In addition, within the province of Quebec, the strong regional Bétonel brand is combined with the Dulux brand to form 70 Bétonel / Dulux Paints stores. No matter where the Dulux brand is sold in Canada, it offers an extensive portfolio of high-quality products and services to the marketplace.

About PPG Architectural Coatings
PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada, is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™
PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The Multi-Coloured Swatches Design is a trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. The PPG Logo is a registered trademark and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. Bétonel is a registered trademark of the PPG Group of Companies. Dulux is a registered trademark of AkzoNobel and is licensed to PPG Architectural Coatings Canada, Inc., for use in Canada only. © 2015 PPG Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Dulux Photo 1
Adding colour with paint – such as Dulux Paints’ Ruby Ring (09YR 11/475) red – is one of the easiest ways to update a space and make furniture and accessories look newer.

Dulux Photo 2
A good way to introduce colour to your walls is to apply a neutral tone infused with a small amount of colour such as lilac or light blue, as pictured on the walls of this sitting area featuring Dulux Paints’ Margate Blue (30BB 46/086).

Dulux Photo 3
Consider a room’s function when choosing paint. Cool tones – such as Nostalgic (70RB 11/196) violet by Dulux Paints – have a calming effect, ideal for a bedroom.

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CRTC initiates review of basic telecommunications services for all Canadians‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 2, 2015 at 3:00 AM

April 9, 2015 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today launched a major proceeding to ensure that Canadians have access to world-class telecommunications services that enable them to participate actively in the digital economy. Canadians can participate in all stages of the consultation, including the public hearing.

The first phase of the proceeding, which begins today, consists of collecting information to better understand the telecommunications services provided to Canadians and determine the areas in Canada that are not being adequately served. The issues raised include the following: Read the rest of this entry »

Find Donna Kakonge’s Books at the Toronto Public Library

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 26, 2015 at 6:26 AM

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

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

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

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

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

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

It is reported that:

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

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

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

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

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

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

– the car then drove away

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

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

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

It is also reported that:

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

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

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

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

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

– the vehicle drove away

There is no description available for the driver.

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

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

It is also reported that:

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

– a blue four-door car pulled up beside her

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

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

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

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

– the car drove away

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

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

It is also reported that:

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

– a grey or green vehicle stopped beside her

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

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

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

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

The driver is described as a brown man.

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

It is also reported that:

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

– a silver or grey car stopped beside him

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

– another passenger pointed a handgun towards the man

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

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

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

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

It is also reported that:

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

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

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

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

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

There is no description for the driver.

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

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

Police believe there may be other victims.

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

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

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.>.

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

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Cheesy Kale and Black Bean Pasta Bake

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