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Canadian Professor Released from Iran, Hoodfar, Reaches Home in Montreal

Canadian Professor Released from Iran, Hoodfar, Reaches Home in Montreal

Canada, Thursday, September 29th 2016

Concordia University Professor, Homa Hoodfar, has finally reached Montreal on Thursday morning after spending 112 days in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Welcomed by friends, family and other supporters, Hoodfar mentioned... Read more

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Poaching Escalating In Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan

Africa, Friday, September 23rd 2016

Poaching Escalating In Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan

Authorities in Eastern Equatoria State have warned that escalating poaching in the region is posing a threat of wiping out the endangered animal species.     By Peter Lokale Nakimangole TORIT, 23 September 2016 [Gurtong] –General Dushaman Accellam olla, the outgoing Director of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism in the two States of Imatong and Namorunyang notes that poaching activity has led to a decrease in the number of animals. He also said that illegal wildlife trade is going on and must be immediately stopped as wildlife through tourism is a source of income for the country. {ads1}The newly appointed Imatong State Wildlife Director, Nelson Aleru believes it is crucial for communities who poach to know the importance of both flora and fauna. Olla revealed that his Directorate through support of South Sudan Wildlife Conservation Society, exerted efforts... Read more

Watch This Charlotte Girl's Tearful Appeal To End Police Violence

America, Wednesday, September 28th 2016

A young girl delivered a powerful message of peace speaking at the first Charlotte City Council meeting since violence threatened to rip the city apart following the killing of Keith Lamont Scott. {ads1}Though two videos have since been released, neither has answered the key question: Was Scott pointing a gun at the officer that shot him? Regardless of the exact circumstances, protests have rocked the city. Against this backdrop, the girl spoke. Zianna Oliphant was barely tall enough to reach the microphone, but she delivered one of the clearest appeals you'll ever hear to stop police violence when she spoke Monday. “I’ve come here today to talk about how I feel, and I feel like that we are treated differently than other people,” she said. “I don’t like how we’re treated. Just because... Read more

What Would War With China Look Like?

Asia, Tuesday, September 6th 2016

What Would War With China Look Like?

Many Americans, even Democrats, would agree that Hillary Clinton has a rather hawkish viewpoint of America's role in global affairs and Donald Trump is a completely unpredictable commodity when it comes to his views on military actions.  While Russia seems to be the focus of Ms. Clinton's attention, at least publicly, China's growing presence as a global superpower is not to be ignored.  A recent study by Rand Corporation looks at the danger of a war with China, a possibility that is more than remote as a result of the ongoing South China Sea territorial dispute.  Here are some of the highlights of the Rand analysis.     {ads1}The authors of the study open by noting that while neither China nor the United States desire to actually fight a war, both sides... Read more

Exercise KAKADU proves potency of combined forces

Australia, Friday, September 23rd 2016

Exercise KAKADU has come to a close in the north of Australia with 19 ships and submarines showing Navy can rapidly deploy a large number of major fleet units and lead a multinational maritime force. Navy has a constant presence in the seas around Australia and Exercise KAKADU provided an opportunity to enhance interoperability with partner nations, demonstrating a high-end warfighting capability in the region. The Officer conducting Exercise KAKADU, Commodore Mal Wise, OAM, RAN, said the graduated training program was successfully achieved, with all nations receiving great benefit from the Exercise. {ads1}“Being able to project our forces from the north of Australia is a vital component of Australia’s maritime strategy. “Exercise KAKADU proves that Navy is present, persistent and potent at sea. “These types of exercises allow us to continually develop our tactics and... Read more

Canadian Professor Released from Iran, Hoodfar, Reaches Home in Montreal

Canada, Thursday, September 29th 2016

Canadian Professor Released from Iran, Hoodfar, Reaches Home in Montreal

Concordia University Professor, Homa Hoodfar, has finally reached Montreal on Thursday morning after spending 112 days in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Welcomed by friends, family and other supporters, Hoodfar mentioned at the Trudeau Airport that “I want to say it’s wonderful to be home,” adding that “I’ve had a bitter seven months, and the detention has left me weak and tired.” In her remarks, Hoodfar extended her gratitude to the Trudeau government and the Omani government for helping secure her release, and extending their generous hospitality since Monday to help her recover. Moreover, Hoodfar thanked students and colleagues, “and especially civil society, human rights (advocates) and feminists who campaigned and mobilized for my freedom.” Speaking about her release, Hoodfar stated that “I didn’t feel I would be released until I was on... Read more

BMA Chief ‘Considering Options’ as Junior Doctors Cancel Five-Day Strikes

England, Wednesday, September 28th 2016

BMA Chief ‘Considering Options’ as Junior Doctors Cancel Five-Day Strikes

The head of the junior doctors' committee, Dr Ellen McCourt, has assured the press that the group’s decision to call five-day doctor strikes, which were then abandoned, was not a mistake because the junior doctors still have  "a range of options" open to them to oppose the new contract. Discussing the new contract for medics to be implemented from October 5, she alleged that every trainee would have to make their own decision on whether to sign the contract from next week. However, she also warned at the same time that patient safety may be put at risk due to its terms. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt recently won a High Court fight with the campaign group, Justice for Health, which had claimed that Mr Hunt acted beyond the scope of his... Read more

How do Russians Feel About America's Headline Politicians?

Europe, Thursday, September 22nd 2016

How do Russians Feel About America's Headline Politicians?

With the anti-Russia rhetoric spewing forth from the mainstream media in the United States, it's starting to look like Part II of the Cold War is upon us, particularly if the presidential glass ceiling is broken this fall.  With that in mind, I wanted to take a look at a survey on the Levada website which looks at how Russians feel about the current president of the United States and how they feel about the two remaining main party candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  What is interesting about Levada, a Russia-based, non-governmental research organization, is that, unlike most polling institutions around the globe that rely on the telephone for their statistics, they actually conduct their polling through the use of personal interviews in respondents' homes.   Let's start by looking at... Read more

Foreign Secretary Hands Proof of Pak-Involvement in Uri Attack to Envoy

India, Tuesday, September 27th 2016

Foreign Secretary Hands Proof of Pak-Involvement in Uri Attack to Envoy

External affairs ministry spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, revealed via his twitter account on Tuesday that Foreign secretary S Jaishankar has summoned Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit and provided him with alleged proof of cross-border origins of an attack on an Uri army camp that killed 18 soldiers. Swarup’s tweet mentioned that “foreign secretary calls in Pakistan HC Basit today & presents proof of Cross border origins of Uri attack… Informs him that the two guides who helped infiltration were apprehended by local villagers and are now in custody.” Furthermore, Swarup explained that the investigations have unveiled the identity of one of the militants killed in the attack as Hafiz Ahmed from Muzaffarabad in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. He added that “details of handlers also obtained: Mohd Kabir Awan & Basharat. FS terms continuing CB... Read more

America's Destiny with Iraq

Middle East, Friday, September 9th 2016

America's Destiny with Iraq

With the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon upon us. I wanted to take a look back in time at some of the events of the day, particularly how quickly the events led to the very lengthy and spectacularly unsuccessful "War on Terror".   Since you've likely forgotten some details of the attacks, here is a timeline showing what happened on September 11, 2001:    7:59 am – American Airlines Flight 11 takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport en route to Los Angeles.   8:14 am – United Airlines Flight 175 takes off from Boston; it is also headed to Los Angeles.   {ads1}8:19 am – Flight attendants aboard Flight 11 contact ground personnel and inform them that the plane has been hijacked and the airline notifies the FBI.   8:20 am... Read more

Pervaiz Rashid Says Govt Fully Aware of Farmers Rights

Pakistan, Thursday, September 29th 2016

Pervaiz Rashid Says Govt Fully Aware of Farmers Rights

The Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, has mentioned in his remarks on Wednesday that the government is fully aware of the needs of farmers and is working to provide them different incentives in order to cover up their income shortfall due to stagnation in international market. Addressing the media in front of the Parliament House, Rashid mentioned that "agriculture is backbone of our economy and the government has facilitated farmers through various incentives to cover up their income shortfall." In his remarks, Rashid claimed that some Opposition parties are working day and night to politicize the issue but PML-N will not allow the Opposition to play with the sentiments of poor farmers. {ads1}Explaining the steps taking by his government, Rashid elucidated that in 2013 the price of... Read more

Guatemala to UN: Our Emigrants Aren't Refugees

South America, Friday, September 23rd 2016

During the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants this week, Guatemala clarified that Guatemalans leave the country for economic reasons and family reunification, not because of violence or persecution. As such, they should not be treated as refugees. {ads1}Guatemala's Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Maria Dieguez explained that her compatriots who emigrate do not do so because they are persecuted, their life is in danger, or government policy: "Guatemalan migrants look for a better life in the United States, they are not persecuted by State policies. They are not persecuted because their life is in danger, they want a better life." In addition, she pointed out that migrants' places of origin are not areas of violence: If you analyze the places from where Guatemalan migrants leave, the northwester departments of Guatemala, there are... Read more

Upset Hindus seek apology from London Fashion Week for trivializing deities

South Asians Abroad, Wednesday, September 28th 2016

Upset Hindus are urging for apologies from London Fashion Week (LFW), its organizer British Fashion Council (BFC), its principal sponsor Sunglass Hut and London based fashion designer Ashish Gupta for trivializing Hindu deities in one of the LFW shows in London on September 19.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Hindu deities were meant to be worshipped in temples and home shrines and it was highly inappropriate to unnecessarily parade their likeness in fashion shows for mercantile greed.   Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, is urging BFC’s Chief Executive Caroline Rush to issue a formal apology for such presentation, which many Hindus found disrespectful.   An organization like BFC, which aimed “to further the interests of the British fashion industry” and which was funded... Read more

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Buffalo Sabres defeat Ottawa Senators in OT

Hockey, Wednesday, September 28th 2016

Final Score   1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG Senators (1-0-1) 0 1 1 0 - 2 39 Sabres (1-1-0) 0 1 1 1 - 3 32 Game Summary Event Summary Top Notes With the win, the Sabres improved to 9-5-2 all-time in preseason matchups with the Senators, including a 2-3-0 record at home. The win marked the first victory by the home team in in the last seven preseason matchups between the teams. Derek Grant contributed on all three of the Sabres' goals, scoring once and setting up two others. The Sabres signed Grant to a one-year deal on July 2. He finished the 2015-16 season ranked sixth in the AHL with 27 goals despite appearing in just 36 games with the Stockton Heat. With a goal and an assist in his fourth NHL preseason game, Nicholas Baptiste recorded his first NHL preseason points. Baptiste had four points (3+1) in two games during the Prospects Challenge at HarborCenter from Sept. 17-19, including... Read more

Dwane Casey Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

Basketball, Friday, January 3rd 2014

Dwane Casey Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday that head coach Dwane Casey has been named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for December. This is the first time Casey has won the honour. He joins Lenny Wilkens (April 2002) and Sam Mitchell (January 2007) as the only Raptors coaches to be named Coach of the Month. Toronto went 8-6 in December under Casey’s guidance and was one of five teams in the Eastern Conference to finish the month with a record above .500. The Raptors were 0-3 prior to a seven-player trade December 8 that sent leading scorer Rudy Gay to Sacramento. Casey incorporated four new players into the roster and the team responded by winning eight of the next 11 games. The Raptors were 6-3 on the road last month, which included... Read more

A study in the art of fast bowling and captaincy

Cricket, Saturday, March 8th 2014

A study in the art of fast bowling and captaincy

He has shown the menacing influence fast bowling has on a cricket match. Irrespective of the conditions, a bowler of his ilk can threaten any batsman. Sadly, bowlers of his ilk are rare to come by, which is what makes Mitchell Johnson a greater hazard for the opposition. In practice sessions, it’s hard to replicate what Johnson does. Steyn and Morkel bowl fast too. But not as fast nor are they as life-threatening as Johnson. A bowling machine doesn’t provide the angle of his round arm action. Nor does it replicate the death stare from him, nor the moustache, nor the variety in deliveries.  Johnson still does spray the ball around. Though his control has improved a great deal, there are moments in which the old Johnson appears. For my mind,... Read more

QBs Recovering from Offseason Surgeries as NFL Training Camps Open

Football, Thursday, July 17th 2014

QBs Recovering from Offseason Surgeries as NFL Training Camps Open

It has been an off-season of recuperation for a number of NFL quarterbacks who underwent surgery in recent months. With training camps now getting into full swing, all eyes will be on these recovering stars, whose health is critical to their teams’ success in the upcoming NFL season. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton underwent surgery in late March to repair an ankle injury suffered in the Panthers’ 23-10 NFC Divisional Playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers. While Newton has undergone extensive rehab prior to training camp, and is medically cleared for full workouts, he is expected to need all of camp to regain his form ahead of the start of the regular season. Last season, Newton led the Panthers to a 12-4 record and their first NFC South title since 2008.... Read more

Allyson Felix Loses Gold On A Dive, Internet Goes Insane

Other Sports, Tuesday, August 16th 2016

When Allyson Felix took the starting blocks for her 400 meter race, she couldn't have imagined taking second like that. Though her silver medal makes her the most-decorated woman in U.S. track and field history (her seventh breaks a tie with Jackie Joyner-Kersee), she might feel disappointed with the result. That's because she lost by a hand when Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas literally dived across the finish line to secure gold. This is about as close as any race can be.   Got her by a hand. LITERALLY. #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/qcrf69xEWG — NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 16, 2016 Much like Miller, the internet didn't exactly take the photo finish in stride.   yuk yuk yuk you wily internet comedians!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/W8KLwc9pnw — Claire McNear (@claire_mcnear) August 16, 2016 Naturally, Crying Jordan made an early appearance.   .@DragonflyJonez @mdotbrown pic.twitter.com/FBn0SNJSuE — Blair (@blairupthere) August... Read more

All USA Matches of 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan to Air…

Soccer, Wednesday, September 28th 2016

The U.S. U-17 Women's National Team will televise all the matches at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup across the networks of FOX Sports. The USA begins Group D play this Saturday, Oct. 1, when it faces Paraguay at 11:55 a.m. ET on FOX Soccer Plus with Mark Rogondino and 1999 U.S. Women's World Cup champion Shannon MacMillan on the call. The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan, the first FIFA women's competition to take place in the Middle East, will see FOX Sports televise all 32 tournament matches on FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus. All matches are also available for live and on-demand streaming via the FOX Sports GO app and online at FOXSportsGO.com and on-demand at FOXSoccer2Go.com. Fans can enter a free promo code to... Read more

Canada Beats Colombia on Day Three of Fed Cup

Tennis, Saturday, February 9th 2013

Canada Beats Colombia on Day Three of Fed Cup

Canada finishes first in pool A to earn a spot in the final The Miele Canadian Fed Cup team won their three matches against Colombia on day three of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Americas Zone Group I event in Medellin, Colombia. The first singles match of this round robin tie went to Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON) who defeated Catalina Castano 6-1, 7-5; followed by Eugenie Bouchard’s (Westmount, QC) win over  world no 144 Mariana Duque-Marino 6-2, 6-2. The doubles match was canceled due to rainfall. Saturday, Canada will play in the final against pool B champion Brazil at 10 a.m. E.T. The winner Saturday’s final will advance to the World Group II play-offs in April 2013. Read more

Detroit Tigers Avoid Sweep With 4-1 Win Over Toronto Blue Jays

Baseball, Sunday, July 29th 2012

Detroit Tigers Avoid Sweep With 4-1 Win Over Toronto Blue Jays

Jhonny Peralta Supplies All the Offence with Two Home Runs and Four RBI’s After dropping the first two games of the series the Detroit Tigers bounced back to avoid being swept and snapped the Toronto Blue Jays' three-game win streak. On the strength of Doug Fister's efficient eight innings on the mound and Jhonny Peralta's two home runs and four RBI's, the Tigers (54-38) ended its three game losing skid with a 4-1 road victory in front of 35,975 fans at Rogers Centre. Toronto (51-50) opened the scoring in the first inning when Rajai Davis scored from third base on a ground ball by Colby Rasmus. The Tigers stormed ahead in the second inning when Blue Jays starting pitcher Brett Cecil let two runners get on before Peralta hit a long fly ball... Read more

Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors podcast

500 Level Podcasts, Wednesday, March 14th 2012

Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors podcast

500 Level Podcast Welcome to the 500 Level. Opinions, news and views on Toronto sports from the Upper Deck. Leafs, Raptors, Jays, Argos, TFC - nothing is off limits. It's good to be a fan! Your hosts Aman Dhanoa and Ben Trattner. March 14, 2012 Welcome to another edition of the 500 Level Podcast. This week Aman and Ben "Welcome Back" Patrice to the podcast. He has shared his thoughts and views on sports as a guest in the past and helps us start off our opening topic - the Leafs. The Buds have nearly completed an epic collapse, going from a playoff spot towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference, and we discuss all that is ailing the team. Then the topic switches to the Blue Jays and it's pitching situation. From there... Read more

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The Connection Between Politics and the Fear of Terrorism

Columns, Monday, September 19th 2016

The Connection Between Politics and the Fear of Terrorism

During the 2016 presidential election cycle, it seems that the two remaining mainline party candidates are doing what they can to convince voters that they have the answer when it comes to protecting the American homeland from terrorist attacks.  Let's take a look back in time and look at the connection between political party affiliation and the fear of terrorism on American soil, how this relationship has changed over time and how the level of fear has changed since September 11, 2001.  This is particularly pertinent given that we are about to reach the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.   Pollsters at Pew Research, one of America's leading polling organizations, regularly poll Americans, asking them whether they believe that terrorists have a greater ability to launch another major attack on the... Read more

Lennie Gallant’s moving tribute to Veterans – Wounded

Fallen Heroes, Friday, November 8th 2013

Lennie Gallant’s moving tribute to Veterans – Wounded

PEI singer songwriter’s moving tribute to the returning soldiers from Afghanistan was inspired by a trip to entertain the troops in the field of battle Lennie Gallant singing “Wounded” at Harmony House, Hunter River PEI Lennie Gallant was moved by the courage and the danger our troops faced when visited Afghanistan on a troop entertainment tour. He also came face to face with the men and women who return from Afghanistan with visual and hidden wounds from war. That experience affected Lennie deeply as he came to realize it a small way the men and women suffer when then come home to Canada. In honor of these veterans with disabilities, Gallant along with J.T. Harding wrote Wounded. Some of their wounds are obvious but some are deeper inside. Gallant captures the real lives of our veterans... Read more

Now more chatr customers can experience unlimited data

Press Releases, Thursday, August 4th 2016

Now more chatr customers can experience unlimited data

Building on the success of its GTA, Calgary and Edmonton launch in April, chatr is now expanding its unlimited talk, text and data plans at 3G speeds to Vancouver, Southwestern Ontario and Ottawa TORONTO (August 3, 2016) Starting today, chatr is expanding its unlimited talk, text and data plans at 3G speeds to now include Vancouver, Southwestern Ontario and Ottawa, giving more customers the freedom to stay connected to family and friends with one easy plan. Already available in the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary and Edmonton since April, chatr’s unlimited zone-based plans provide customers with unlimited talk, text and data with managed 3G speed allotments without incurring overage fees. Starting at $40/month, plans include unlimited Canada-wide talk, unlimited Canada and International text and unlimited data with a managed 3G speed allotment... Read more

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US Tour of Palestinian Play ‘The Seige’ Cancelled

Art & Culture, Friday, February 12th 2016

US Tour of Palestinian Play ‘The Seige’ Cancelled

The Jenin Freedom Theatre announced that it will no longer bring The Seige to the US this May. The “US Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre” stated online: It is with deep regret that we announce that the Public Theater has decided not to proceed with the plans to showcase The Freedom Theatre’s The Siege in May, 2016. Regardless of the difficulties, we intend to present this play to the US public. We are disappointed, but we are working to find another comparable venue for the play in the fall of 2017. According to Mondoweiss, pressure was put on the board of The Public Theatre, which was to stage the work. {ads1}The Seige is set in Bethlehem in April 2002 and foregrounds armed struggle: April 2002. Spring in Bethlehem. A group of armed men seek sanctuary in one of the world’s holiest sites as... Read more

New Ford tech makes drivers look good

Automotive, Thursday, September 1st 2016

New Ford tech makes drivers look good

Earlier this week I was at the Canadian Ford head offices in Oakville, Ontario to get a crash course on the company’s latest technology fitted to their cars, SUVs and pickup trucks. Here’s what I learned. Pothole Mitigation The all-new 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport was on display to show the new Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) system with Pothole Mitigation. Basically, this system significantly reduces the unpleasant feeling you get when driving down a pothole ridden road. It does this by stiffening up the shock absorbers when the front wheel fist hits a depression in the road. The sensors can send a signal to the rear in milliseconds to tell them to stiffen the shock absorbers and allow the car to almost skip over the pothole. Parking made easy Ford’s enhanced parking assist offers steering... Read more

Kareem James Abu-Zeid on Why It’s Important To Get the ‘I’ Out of the…

Books, Wednesday, September 28th 2016

Kareem James Abu-Zeid on Why It’s Important To Get the ‘I’ Out of the Way When Translating

Words Without Borders has been running a “Translator Relay” that features an interview with a different translator each month. The month’s translator chooses the next interviewee, hence the relay.  For September’s installment, Jessie Chaffee asked questions of Kareem James Abu-Zeid, who’s been runner-up for the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize and won the 2014 Poetry magazine translation prize, and who’s been tipped to win the 2017 Banipal Prize for his translation of Rabee Jaber’s Confessions. The sixth and final question in the interview came from the previous translator in the series, Ming Di. The interview is republished here with WWB’s permission. What is your connection to the language(s) you translate from and/or the place(s) where the books you translate are written? Kareem James Abu-Zeid: Most of the literary projects I do are from Arabic. If English is my “mother tongue” (my mom is American), then Arabic is... Read more

Aamir Khan & Kiran Rao’s Paani Foundation announces Satyamev Jayate Water Cup …

Community, Thursday, February 18th 2016

After receiving humongous success, love and appreciation for the three seasons of Satyamev Jayate, the team of Satyamev Jayate brings to you ‘Paani Foundation’. {ads1}Helmed by Satyajit Bhatkal (CEO, Paani Foundation) and Ms. Reena Dutta (COO, Paani Foundation), Paani Foundation is a Not-For-Profit company, whose main objective is to communicate, impart knowledge and bring about a change in outlook among people at the grass root level about water conservation and watershed management. Paani Foundation will work in association with the Government of Maharashtra to work towards solving the water crisis in the State of Maharashtra. Today’s press conference is to announce the ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup’. The aim of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup is to create a people's movement for a better future. It is the first step in a longer journey... Read more

What It REALLY Feels Like To Interview For A Job

Daily Life, Tuesday, September 20th 2016

    {ads1}Ah, the job interview. Getting one always feels like a win — your résumé passed the test, and you've moved on to the next round. Writing the cover letter was the hardest part. After all, you're oh-so charming! What could go wrong? You and the interviewer will discuss your similar interests ("Oh, you ALSO eat tofu cream cheese straight from the container?") and the interview will feel like a chat between friends. Then they'll offer you a job and money will pour onto your feet. That's what happens, right? Right?! RIOT's new career guide, How To Get A Job, explores the humor (and horror) involved in job-searching. For its third episode, host Mitra Jouhari doesn't pull any punches. "Let me be clear," she says. "You will royally fuck up an interview." Maybe... Read more

Review: Rimmel London's Sculpting Palette by Kate Moss

Fashion, Monday, September 26th 2016

Review: Rimmel London's Sculpting Palette by Kate Moss

{ads1}I got engaged this past week, and I have no words to describe my joy; it was an unforgettable night. I was engrossed in various different activities and had no time to update my blog. I do have a lot of details in my pocket that I want to share; I shall endeavour to post a separate article so you could grasp my thoughts accurately. Anyway, I have always been a humongous fan of Rimmel London. They sent me 2 of their lipsticks last month, and I absolutely loved the formula. Rimmel is an affordable brand, and all of their products are of high quality. My cheekbones are not visible as I have too much fat on my face; I often try to make it appear a bit smaller by using... Read more

Why Do Vegetables Make Me Feel SO Bloated?

Food, Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Why Do Vegetables Make Me Feel SO Bloated?

  We don't do diets. But we still love to eat — and we want to eat well. In her column, How To Eat, Refinery29's favorite intuitive eating coach Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, will help you do just that by answering the food and nutrition questions that really matter. Send yours to heythere@refinery29.com. I try to load up on veggies rather than eat junky foods, but they tend to make me so bloated, and then I just feel unhealthy and blah. Any tips to fight it? Ah, yes, the dreaded veggie bloat. This is such a common issue, because so many of us are (rightly) trying to load up on all things leafy. In fact, the U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that most adults consume two and a half to three cups of vegetables... Read more

5 Hacks For A Healthier Week

Health, Monday, September 26th 2016

5 Hacks For A Healthier Week

  Photographed by Molly Cranna.   {ads1}It's official — fall is here, and we're already knee-deep in pumpkin-flavored everything. Break out of your PSL-laden routine (while still celebrating the season's signature flavors) with these healthy, fall-themed bites. That said, don't feel like you need to abandon your favorite summertime snacks; you can use this mix-and-match guide to making salsa year-round. Did you know strengthening your glutes can help you run a faster mile? Show your rear (and running routine) some love with this three-move workout. Speaking of multitasking, give this move a try if you want a cardio and ab workout all at once. If you're looking for some major workout inspiration, you came to the right place. We've rounded up 30 of our favorite celebrity workouts, from Beyoncé's squats to Gigi's boxing moves.   Click HERE to read more Read more

This $100 Kitchen Renovation Is Seriously Impressive

Homes, Tuesday, September 27th 2016

This $100 Kitchen Renovation Is Seriously Impressive

If you've rented an apartment, chances are you've had a kitchen like redditor ElizaB's, which she described as "yellow and sticky and ALWAYS dirty." Not only that, but she had a roommate who "cooked like Jackson Pollock and cleaned like a blind toddler," meaning there was little motivation to improve on the situation. Photo: Via Imgur.   {ads1}After her roommate moved out, however, she decided it was time for a change and underwent a serious home-renovation project that took two weekends. But — here's the kicker — it only cost her $100. She started by priming and painting the cabinets and walls. In her post, she admits to taking some shortcuts with this step, like skipping grain filler on the wood, since her apartment was a rental and that would have added more work.... Read more

What It Was Really Like To Be A Phone Psychic For Miss Cleo …

Naukri & Paisa, Monday, August 22nd 2016

What It Was Really Like To Be A Phone Psychic For Miss Cleo

Photo: Lilly Echeverria/Miami Herald/MCT/ Getty Images.   I typed that I was quitting into the AOL chat box. It was 2001. My manager wrote back, “Why?” I wrote a screed about ethics. She closed the chat window and vanished into cyberspace. {ads1}What compels someone to become a phone psychic? In my case, it had nothing to do with vocation and everything to do with convenience. I had recently dropped out of a rigorous program at a prominent engineering school because of a stress-induced breakdown. Really, all I wanted to do was write stories and paint pictures, but these desires did not align with the internship I was offered at a Merck pharmaceutical plant. I declined the job offer and withdrew from school two years from finishing the program. It was spring term, which... Read more

Baltic Sea Mystery similar to Mystery of Everyman’s Way

Mysterious, Sunday, July 1st 2012

Baltic Sea Mystery similar to Mystery of Everyman’s Way

There was a strange object discovered in the summer of 2011 by a group of Swedish treasure hunters from an ocean explorer team from Sweden.  Quite recently, this Ocean X Team conducted a second expedition to the circle-shaped object in the Baltic Sea and found something they have never experienced before. First they thought it was just stone or a rock cliff, but after further observations the object appeared more as a huge mushroom, rising 3-4 meters/10-13 feet from the seabed, with rounded sides and rugged edges. The object had an egg shaped hole leading into it from the top, as an opening. On top of the object they also found strange stone circle formations, almost looking like small fireplaces. The stones were covered in something resembling soot. “During my 20-year... Read more

Did Oil Kill The Dinosaurs?

Science, Thursday, July 21st 2016

What killed the dinosaurs? It's a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have been asking for decades. Movies like Jurassic Park and the Land Before Time only heighten that sense of wonder and raise the stakes behind that question. Now according to a new scientific study, it seems that black gold may have been the source of the dinos' demise. Japanese researchers at Tohuku University and the Meteorological Research Institute authored a recent study in the research journal Scientific Reports suggesting that a meteor impact 66 million years ago on an oil rich region of Yucatan Peninsula led to the death of the dinosaurs. When the asteroid hit the vast oil deposits of Mexico, it sent thick black smoke... Read more

This Texting Tool Could Be A Voting Game-Changer

Technology, Thursday, September 22nd 2016

This Texting Tool Could Be A Voting Game-Changer

Photographed by Bianca Valle. Goodbye, paperwork printouts and lines at the DMV. Hello, registering while in line for coffee. Starting today, you can register to vote over text message or Facebook Messenger. It’s thanks to a new service called HelloVote, the very first text message-based voter-registration tool. {ads1}The service works fairly simply: Voters can either text HelloVote or message it via Facebook Messenger to start the process. From there, new voters fill out a form with some basic information required by states — name, mailing address, some state-based questions about eligibility — and that’s it. If your state accepts instant registration, HelloVote will send your forms along automatically. If not, HelloVote will mail you the completed form for you to sign, along with a pre-addressed stamped envelope to send to your local Board... Read more

Gracie's mystical messenger rope week 49

Teens, Saturday, September 3rd 2016

Gracie's mystical messenger rope week 49

By Author: Khadi Madama From the Mystical Messenger Rope: Gracie's Pink Messages for Girls Who Feel Blue. Featuring the illustrations of artist Fatima Khermane- Fifi-Kawaii. https://www.fiverr.com/fifikawaii Follow Gracie and her Amazing Adventures on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Gracies-Amazing-Adventures-in-YogaLand-216303188430696/timeline/?ref=hl  www.yourstrulyprandmedia.com Read more

Why The Best Vacation of My Life Was At Disneyland

Travel, Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Why The Best Vacation of My Life Was At Disneyland

    When I first spotted Mickey Mouse, he was wearing his sailor costume and there was a line of 20 people waiting to meet the legend. There was no question: I had to be in that line, too. {ads1}My turn lasted approximately 30 seconds, just enough time for a quick photo. I knew it was just a person in a costume, but also, it was MICKEY MOUSE. I could barely contain my excitement. No, I wasn’t a star-stuck 4-year-old on her first visit to a Disney park — I was a star-struck, newly engaged 25-year-old. I had dreamed of visiting the Magic Kingdom since I was a little kid and meeting Mickey just 30 minutes after I walked into the park exceeded my every expectation. I’ve always had an affinity for Disney, which... Read more

LAZER SHOW at Trinity Bellwoods NUIT Blanche

What's On, Thursday, September 29th 2016

Pew pew!!Laser show at Trinity Bellwoods for Nuit Blanche. Family freindy event for all to enjoy.More fun....- Black light ping pong exhibit by miniPong Toronto- "TQT" visual artist by www.tqtvisualarts.com- more TBA...hosted by Lumatronic. Read more

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Zeenat Aman’s son Zahaan Khan suffers 40 stitches after getting hit by a biker

Masala, Thursday, September 29th 2016

Zeenat Aman’s son Zahaan Khan suffers 40 stitches after getting hit by a biker

Yesteryear diva Zeenat Aman was left fuming recently after her younger son Zahaan Khan suffered serious injuries during a bike accident a week ago. Zahaan, who was riding a bicycle at the Military Camp Road, was hit by a speeding bike and injured his head on a footpath. {ads1}Zahaan Khan, who was bleeding profusely, was immediately rushed to the hospital and he had to undergo 40 stitches for the same. While he is on the road to recovery, a fuming Zeenat Aman lodged an FIR against the biker. Though the police was informed right after the incident, the actress decided to contact them once again regarding the case. On the other hand, Senior Inspector Sunil Gosalkar mentioned that Saheb Rao Shivekar, a builder by profession, was arrested in the case under... Read more

DON JOHNSON AND CINDY CRAWFORD: TOGETHER FOR MAYBE THE FIRST TIME

Hollywood Gossip, Wednesday, September 28th 2016

DON JOHNSON AND CINDY CRAWFORD: TOGETHER FOR MAYBE THE FIRST TIME

{ads1}It’s that awkward moment when you find yourself waiting a long time for the valet to bring your car and you’re standing next to someone significant and aren’t sure what to say. We bet Cindy Crawford had a little crush onMiami Vice star Don Johnson when she was a teen. Most people did. Five years after the series ended, Cindy was named the highest paid model on the planet, and certainly caught Don’s attention. Time goes by. Now here they are together with their significant others nowhere in sight. It wasn’t long before they were chatting and smiling. By the way, they were both in the process of leaving a Revlon charity event at the Chateau Marmont, hence the gift bag. Photo Credit: AKM-GSI Click HERE to read more from Janet Charlton Read more

Tannishtha Chatterjee walks out of a comedy show over comments on her skin colour

Reviews, Wednesday, September 28th 2016

Tannishtha Chatterjee walks out of a comedy show over comments on her skin colour

While the recent comedy show co-hosted by Krushna Abhishek and Bharti that focuses on the western format of ‘roast’ has been receiving backlash from celebs, yet another actress who was left furious with their jokes was Tannishtha Chatterjee. Last seen in UnIndian, Tannishtha attended the comedy reality show Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza for the promotions of her recently released film Parched. {ads1}Tannishtha Chatterjee, apparently, walked out right in the midst of the show, after the contestants started on the actress’ skin colour. Upset with the show, the actress further mentioned that she was led to believe that though they follow the format of a roast, this one wouldn’t be as bad as its western counterpart. Comments such as ‘kaali kalooti’ and ‘kaala jamun is responsible for her mooh kaala hai’ were... Read more

Movie Preview Six - X

Previews, Sunday, September 18th 2016

{ads1}Sanjana Singh is an editor cum novelist, she recently wrote her sixth novel 'Six X', almost all of her novels were controversial, her writing is mostly from women's perspective, and in her sexual liberty of women is profoundly reflected , which is the reason it often doesn't go well with the so called pseudo-intellectual male dominated society. This time when Six X controversies go out of her hand, a local political party hypes the issue and to add more spice a active Mahila Mandal joins hand with them too, and the Media as usual adds fuel to the whole burning controversy. Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more Read more

Every Date on Bob Dylan’s 1966 World Tour Coming on 36 CD’s …

Mainstream, Wednesday, September 28th 2016

Every Date on Bob Dylan’s 1966 World Tour Coming on 36 CD’s

Bob Dylan 1966 World Tour Box Set   By Stephen Pate – In case you were wondering what Sony/Columbia would dig up the year from their vaults of old Dylan recordings, the news is out. A new box set has the complete 1966 World Tour on 36 CD’s coming November 11th, 2016 – Bob Dylan The Live Recordings 1966. {ads1}One of the interesting factoids about the 1966 World Tour was that Dylan started the tour in February 1966 at the same time as he was recording the Nashville sessions for Blonde on Blonde, the first double album of rock and roll music and one of his greatest. Another factoid concerns the rude slow clapping that British fans carried on to disrupt the UK shows. Most commentators blame that on Dylan’s conversion to rock music but... Read more

Music Review MS Dhoni - The Untold Story

Music :: Filmi, Monday, September 19th 2016

EXPECTATIONS   In the current times, it is quite rare to see a single pair of composer and lyricist come together for an entire soundtrack. A few days back Mirzya boasted of this combination [Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Gulzar] and now there is M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story which has composer Amaal Mallik leading the charge along with lyricist Manoj Muntashir. With half a dozen songs in the offering, one expects good variety here.   MUSIC   It is a theme beginning for M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story as the opening track 'Besabriyaan' narrates the tale of the central protagonist who is figuring his way out to build his career as a cricketer. Boasting of a pleasant tune, this soft track has a good rendition by Armaan Malik which further lends it a classy... Read more

Song of Lahore enters into Tribeca Film Festival 2015

Local South Asians, Thursday, March 5th 2015

Song of Lahore enters into Tribeca Film Festival 2015

A documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken “Song of Lahore”, on the acclaimed Sachal Studios has been selected for the World Documentary Feature Competition at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. “Song of Lahore” is a documentary which focuses on the music community of Lahore, which until the late 1970s, was world-renowned for its music and talent. {ads1}The only Pakistani entry from the 12 international documentaries selected for the prize. The documentary film is in contention for the following awards: Best Documentary Feature, Best New Documentary Director and Best Documentary Editing at the acclaimed film festival. This time the documentary is selected in 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival. The festival will take place from April 15 - 26, 2015 at locations throughout downtown Manhattan - New York. The documentary focuses on the... Read more

Business

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A Mechanism For Ridding Ourselves of the Federal Reserve

Economy, Wednesday, September 21st 2016

A Mechanism For Ridding Ourselves of the Federal Reserve

A fascinating paper by Kevin Dowd and Martin Hutchinson, "Learning the Right Lessons From the Financial Crisis", looks at the mess that has been created in the global economy since late 2007 and how the Federal Reserve has pretty much been incapable of truly fixing the problems in the economy as would have been expected.  For the purposes of this posting, I am going to focus on one aspect of their paper; the mechanism that could be used to rid... Read more

Core Beliefs Revisit Overdue

Markets, Wednesday, September 28th 2016

Myriad developments indicate that a revisit is overdue to core beliefs on the part of central banks, politicians and companies alike. Unease appears in the breakdown of the latest FOMC voting, in the belabored central bank comments in Europe as well as in contradictions between the Bank of Japan inflation and 10 year fixed income targets. Politicians respond more to pressures than rationale. There are many geopolitical stresses as well as internally in many democracies, not least amid elections from... Read more

Rebranding reflects changes at Balmoral Multicultural Marketing

Local Bazaar, Friday, June 10th 2016

Rebranding reflects changes at Balmoral Multicultural Marketing

Toronto, Ont. – Over 100 dignitaries, clients and friends came together to celebrate the rebranding and office warming party of Canada’s leading multicultural marketing agency, Balmoral Multicultural Marketing. Balmoral hosted a cocktail party at their new office located in the heart of downtown on June 7. Balmoral announced the rebranding to reflect its expanded mission to be more cutting edge, adding new lenses on the market and expertise to its social marketing resources. To enhance their expansion, Balmoral has partnered with... Read more

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