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Mexican party invitation attracts 1.2m

More than a million people say they will attend a Mexican girl's party after the invitation goes viral.

 

Police will be deployed to a village in Mexico after an invitation to a girl's birthday party went viral and 1.2 million people said they would attend. A video in which the girl's father says that "everyone is welcome" to the party featuring local bands, a meal and a horse race was posted on Facebook on a public setting. He said the idea had been to invite neighbours and friends only. But he has since confirmed he would not turn anyone away. 'Everyone's invited' The video shows Crescencio Ibarra standing next to his daughter Rubi, wearing a tiara, and his wife Anaelda Garcia. "Hello, how are you? We invite you this 26 of December to the 15th birthday party of our daughter, Rubi Ibarra Garcia," Mr Ibarra says, while his daughter smiles. He then goes on to list the three bands that will play and announces that the winner of a horse race to be held as part of the event stands to win 10,000 pesos ($490; £390).

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Strikes on IS-held Iraq town 'kill dozens'

More than 60 people are reportedly killed in air strikes on an IS-controlled town in western Iraq .

Screengrab of video by IS-affiliated Amaq news agency purportedly showing the aftermath of the attack in al-Qaim (7 December 2016)

More than 60 people are reported to have been killed in air strikes on an Islamic State-controlled Iraqi town that is close to the Syrian border. Witnesses said unidentified jets had targeted the centre of al-Qaim, about 300km (186 miles) north-west of Baghdad , late on Wednesday afternoon. One strike had missed a mosque used by IS militants as a headquarters and hit residential buildings, they added. Nineteen children and 12 women were among the casualties, a medic said. The IS-affiliated Amaq news agency published video purportedly showing the aftermath of what it called a "massacre perpetrated by Iraqi aircraft" in al-Qaim.   IS crisis in Iraq and Syria   Islamic State group: Full story

Search for survivors continues in Aceh

Rescuers search for survivors in Indonesia 's Aceh province a day after a deadly earthquake.

Rescuers are continuing to search for survivors in Indonesia 's Aceh province a day after a powerful quake struck the area killing 102 people. The magnitude 6.5 tremor damaged or toppled more than two hundred buildings, and many are still feared to be trapped under rubble in Pidie Jaya. Thousands of people who lost their homes are taking refuge in shelters. In 2004, a huge undersea quake off the coast of Aceh  caused a tsunami that killed more than 160,000 in Indonesia . President Joko Widodo, who is currently in Bali , has told reporters he will visit Aceh soon but has not given a date yet. On Thursday, the government said it was sending more heavy machinery to lift larger pieces of rubble and concrete. The BBC's Jonah Fisher in Aceh says that in the town of Meureudu , which suffered the most damage, attention is focused on a market, where more than 20 bodies were pulled out on Wednesday.  In pictures: Searching through the rubble for survivors   Watch: Cars crushed by toppled buildings    Deadly quake hits Indonesia's Aceh   Video Cars crushed by Indonesia quake

Assad: Aleppo victory would be huge step

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says a victory in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending the war.

Syrian government troops on a tank patrol Aleppo's eastern al-Sakhour district. Photo: 7 December 2016

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said a victory for his army in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending the country's five-year civil war. But he added that the defeat of rebel groups in the northern city would not end the conflict. The rebels called for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians, after withdrawing from their last strongholds in Aleppo 's Old City . But Mr Assad ruled out any ceasefires, as his army continues its offensive. This is despite new calls for an immediate truce from the US and five Western powers.  What's happening in Aleppo?   Aleppo tweeting girl back online   'We are crying and afraid'   Video Rebels pull out of Old City  What's happening in Aleppo?   'We are crying and afraid'   Aleppo then and now 

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  Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call

  Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem, airline chairman says.  

The pilot of a flight that crashed in Pakistan made a mayday call just before losing contact, the airline said. He also told flight controllers of an engine problem at 16:09 local time ( 11:09 GMT ) on Wednesday, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chairman Muhammad Azam Saigol told reporters. All 47 people on the twin-propeller plane flying to Islamabad were killed. An investigation is ongoing, but the carrier has insisted strict checks left "no room for any technical error". "I want to make it clear that it was a perfectly sound aircraft," Mr Saigol said. "I think there was no technical error or human error." A flight data recorder has been found, the airline said. PIA had earlier put the number of people on board at 48, but on Thursday said 42 passengers and five crew had died in the crash.  No survivors in Pakistan plane crash   Video Footage shows crash site

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 Toronto teen charged in plan to attack local school on anniversary of Montreal Massacre

A 17-year-old boy is facing charges after police found a machete and other weapons at his home that they allege he planned to use to attack a school on the 27th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

Det. Len Nicholson

A 17-year-old boy is facing charges after police found a machete and other weapons at his home that investigators allege he planned to use to attack a school on the 27th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. A U.S. citizen came across the threat against Oakwood Collegiate Institute in an online blog and contacted Toronto police on Dec. 1. Police would not release the exact wording of the threat, but Det. Len Nicholson said that it did not specifically target women, although the teen did allegedly mention the assault at L'Ecole Polytechnique on Dec. 8, 1989 in which 14 women were killed. ."In the threat he makes reference to the massacre in Montreal so that made our urgency that much greater," the detective said. "We were concerned that he was going to act on that date so that's why we acted quickly." Machete, swords and knives  Cybercrime investigators traced the threat to the Toronto District School Board's network — and with the help of the board they were able to find the exact computer used to write the post.

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Appeal to Trump not to end US-Cuba thaw

Cuban business owners urge US President-elect Trump not to reverse a recent thaw in bilateral ties.

More than 100 Cuban business owners have appealed to US President-elect Donald Trump not to reverse a recent thaw in bilateral relations. In a letter, they said additional measures to boost travel, trade and investment would benefit both nations. Mr Trump, who takes office on 20 January, has said he will end a deal under which ties were restored in 2015 unless Havana offers a "better deal". Cuba hopes to sign 12 agreements with the US before Mr Trump's inauguration. Cuban and US government officials on Wednesday held talks in Havana to discuss how this could be achieved during President Barack Obama's remaining weeks in office. "At the moment we are negotiating 12 more (agreements) with the aim to be able to conclude and sign a majority of them," said Josefina Vidal, the Cuban Foreign Ministry's Director of US Affairs. She said that a number of agreements had already been signed with Washington since 2015.    Trump threatens to terminate Cuba thaw   What does Trump mean for US-Cuba ties?

The Degrowth Movement

We cannot go on consuming endlessly!

by Celebrity professor, Karl Moore - Karl Moore is an Associate Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University and an Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College , Oxford University .  After 11 years with IBM and Hitachi Dr. Moore taught at Oxford before moving to McGill. He will discuss the Degrowth Movement and suggest ways that our society must change in order to take on board the realities of climate change, Millennial careers and changing demographics.    His talk will be followed by a period of discussion & exchange Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016 . Place: Concordia University , School of Community & Public Affairs (SCPA) 2149 Mckay St. basement (between Sherbrooke & De Maisonneuve Blvd.) basement (metro Guy-Concordia) Time: 7.00 p.m. sharp N. B. We usually meet second Tuesday of each month, to tackle a different political issue, at Concordia University , same time, same place. For further information, please call the founder & coordinator of the group, Nadia Alexan, at tel. (514) 846-0644, or e-mail: nadia.alexan@videotron.ca  (sponsored by the Concordia's Student Association) 

Although Canadians are used to snow flurries, ice patches and bone-chilling cold temperatures, winters still seem to arrive earlier than

Although Canadians are used to snow flurries, ice patches and bone-chilling cold temperatures, winters still seem to arrive earlier than anyone expects it every year. And, unfortunately, this unexpected arrival combines with a lack of driver preparation to create a dangerous cocktail of collisions, near misses and, in some cases, fatalities. December 1-7 is National Safe Driving Week and the Canada Safety Council would like to remind you of the importance of preparing yourself for winter driving. During the non-winter season, bad driving habits can creep into a driver's repertoire, including aggressive braking and a lack of space around your car. These same habits just don't work in the wintertime, as snow and slush are much more unforgiving than dry and clear pavement. Here are a few safety considerations to keep in mind: Winter tires: The only thing between your vehicle and the road is your tires. Four patches of rubber, each about the width of a sheet of paper. During the winter months, the rubber compound in tires that are intended for the weather stays softer than other tires, improving traction and grip. They can also contribute in reducing braking distances by as much as 25 per cent. According to a 2016 study done for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, 61 per cent of Canadian drivers are using winter tires. (This data does not include Quebec , where it is legally required.) The 61 per cent represents a nationwide increase since an identical study was performed in 2014, including an 11 per cent increase in British Columbia , Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as a 10 per cent increase in Alberta , a nine per cent increase in Ontario and an eight per cent increase in Atlantic Canada. It is also worth mentioning that Atlantic Canada represents the second highest percentage of winter tire users in Canada , behind Quebec . Winter tires wear out less than all-season tires in the winter weather, so any cost savings of sticking to all-season tires is negligible over the lifespan of the tires. Don't let a price tag deter you from making the smart and safe choice. Winter tires should be installed when the weather drops below 7 degrees Celsius, as that is when they're at their most effective.  Be sure that your winter tires come with the three-peak-mountain-and-snowflake icon designating that the tires meet standards to be classified as winter tires, and be sure to use four winter tires of the same type. Don't mix and match. Adjust your driving habits: When the roads are clear and dry, the conditions are more forgiving of braking more aggressively and leaving less space between yourself and the car in front of you. With ice, slush and snow in play, there's much less margin for error. A slower pace and more room around your vehicle will only serve you well. Take care to steer gently, avoid cruise control, and steer in the direction you want to go in the event of a skid. Winter also brings its own set of unique hazards that aren't present during the summer. Snow banks may encroach on the roadways, providing more restrictive access to some lanes. This makes it more important than ever to share the road. Give yourself enough room to manoeuvre your vehicle. If that means waiting for another driver to pass by, don't speed up and try to squeeze past them. Be patient. Leave yourself some time before leaving to check the weather conditions, and consider canceling or delaying your trip if conditions appear to be worsening. Should you be able to leave safely, clear your car of snow and ice before doing so. Let snowplows do their thing: Always yield the right-of-way to snowplows. Plow drivers know their vehicles and their limitations. They have to drive at slower speeds and stop frequently. As with the above, patience is paramount. The plow driver will pull over and allow you to pass when it is safe to do so. Don't ever attempt to pass a working plow, as you risk hitting the blade and causing damage to their vehicle and yours. Or you could get buried under a pile of snow the snowplow is attempting to clear. Sight lines and visibility are reduced, especially during a snowstorm, and it's a dangerous and reckless risk that could take your life and the snowplow operator's. Be patient. Wait. Snowplows are working to make your commute as safe as possible. Give them the time and space they need to do their job. Car maintenance: Lastly, make sure your car is winterized and ready for the season. This includes a fully-charged battery, a topped up windshield washer fluid reservoir, fully functional heater and defroster and windshield wipers that can withstand the ice and snow without leaving large streaks. It's also a great idea to keep an ice scraper, a jug of windshield washer fluid that works down to -40 degrees Celsius, and an emergency survival kit including a charged phone, water and non-perishable food, a flashlight, a blanket, warm clothes, jumper cables, a shovel, traction mats or sand, candles and a book of matches or a lighter. You should also get a maintenance checkup done on your vehicle. An expert will be the best person to help you ensure your vehicle is winterized and ready to roll. Work together with fellow motorists this winter season to ensure that everyone gets where they need to be safely and in one piece. For more information, please contact:   Lewis Smith   Communications/Media Program Coordinator  Canada Safety Council  (613) 739-1535 (ext. 2280

What are the financial responsibilities of Americans looking to immigrate abroad?

Americans seriously looking to immigrate abroad should first consider the tax implications – there are pitfalls and unexpected benefits. After the shocking election results, some American citizens are seriously considering immigrating abroad.  However, Americans looking to immigrate to Canada , the UK , Australia , Europe or any foreign country still have TAX responsibilities as US citizens living abroad as well as tax obligations to the country they immigrate into.   Some of the MANY things to consider are: The US has income tax treaties with a number of foreign governments.  According to the IRS: "Under these treaties, residents (not necessarily citizens) of foreign countries are taxed at a reduced rate, or are exempt from U.S. taxes on certain items of income they receive from sources within the United States. If you qualify as an expat (by either being a bonafied tax resident of another country or being outside of the US for 330 days in a 365 day period), you can have up to $101,300 of earned income not taxed in the US . There are many requirements for declaring foreign bank accounts and assets abroad. If not compliant could result in $10k fines, so be careful. What's Your State of Residency ? Separating yourself from State taxes can also be an issue.  If you come from states like California , South Carolina , Virginia , or New Mexico it will be difficult to separate yourself from residency The tax structure for American expats is vastly more complicated than the traditional tax structure, however there are many benefits if a structure is done correctly which could achieve tax deferral (think Apple and Google) for many expat entrepreneurs. Expert interview:  Vincenzo Villamena is an American CPA and the Managing Partner of Online Taxman, an online CPA firm specializing in taxes for U.S. expats.  He's available for interviews and commentary about: Which countries Americans should look to immigrate into?   What is the best tax structure for immigrating abroad?   Which states are the best to have residency to avoid state taxes?   What is the process to renounce citizenship from the US ?  Explanations and commentary about all aspects of immigrating abroad for American citizens.  He is available to contribute an expert editorial article on the topic.  Online Taxman is also offering free tax consultations for Americans looking to move abroad. Interviews can also be arranged with existing American expats who work and live abroad and also with "digital nomads" – freelancers who work and travel without actual residence in any one particular country. Are you interested an interview for this story? Thank you, Addison Huegel  1 (415) 315-9629   ahuegel@elevatorpr.com About Vincezo Villamena, Managing Partner of Online Taxman Vincenzo Villamena has extensive experience in both tax preparation and advising clients in accounting and financial transactions. He has "Big 4" audit and corporate accounting experience during his time with PricewaterhouseCoopers, involved in Fortune 100 audit engagements and M&A transactions, giving him the knowledge to perform analysis in valuation, corporate finance, and technical accounting issues. More recently, Vincenzo has served as partner in 4 Corners Inc., focusing on individuals and businesses for accounting and tax preparation matters as well as advising high net worth individuals in private equity investing. He has both a Masters of Accounting and Bachelors of Business Administration with distinction from the University of Michigan 's Stephen M Ross School of Business. Previous Interviews and Commentary: http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/12/pf/americans-expat-citizenship-passports/  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/casey-bond/most-americans-have-income-tax_b_5030333.html  http://www.forbes.com/sites/investopedia/2013/04/30/are-irs-prepared-tax-returns-the-solution-to-our-tax-woes/#53fceb391909 Editorial Contributions: http://blogs.wsj.com/expat/2016/03/02/tax-life-can-be-complicated-when-youre-married-to-a-non-u-s-citizen/  About Online Taxman Online Taxman specializes in uniqueness and the preparation of US expat taxes for Americans living abroad.  Founded in 2010 by Vincenzo Villamena, the company has serviced thousands of US expats living abroad.  Each of their tax preparation professionals are Certified Public Accountants and are experts in navigating the intricacies of the expat tax process. Online Taxman offers completely secure and online tax preparation services including an online document exchange and upload system, and utilization of modern communication technologies such as Skype and Go To Meeting, we they are able to streamline and simplify the process, making your tax preparation painless and from the comfort of your own home. They offer a free consultation for existing and prospective US expats.  https://onlinetaxman.com

A Mystical Journey Into The Beauty And Awe Of Life

And The Daily Power Of Transcendence Through Surprise, From Will Arntz, Creator Of What The Bleep Do We Know?!
Los Angeles , CA , December 2, 2016  — What is surprise in your life but an instant opportunity for transformation? A moment that can send you ascending into joy and wonder, or spiraling into deep thought and life-changing new awareness. An eye-catching beautiful and whimsical book The (not so) Little Book of Surprises brings that home in—of course—surprising ways! A mystical journey into consciousness, an exploration of what touches our hearts, a glimmering reflection on nature and our selves, and a plea for becoming our better angels are just some of the touchstones in store for readers as they experience the poetic exquisiteness of this gem. This rumination on surprise comes courtesy of William Arntz, the creator and producer who surprised, confounded and delighted with his remarkable film What the Bleep Do We Know!? Now he teams with his wife, internationally renowned spiritual teacher and poet Deirdre Hade and award-winning photographer Endre Balogh to create something else quite special. The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is anchored with Hade's visionary and lyrical poetry skipping lightly about over the stunning images curated by Balogh. Each breathtaking page creates an emotional resonance with the reader ... using surprise as the doorway to transformation and transcendence. The images in the book are part eye candy/part soul candy. They pile on a sensory experience that mounts the sense of surprise page by page.  All of the book's creators began life in different fields—Arntz as a laser physicist working on "Star Wars" high-energy lasers; Hade as a ballet dancer and choreographer, Balogh continues as an internationally regarded concert violinist. And through life's mystery and surprise, they emerged as something else entirely, which makes them imminently qualified to bring forth a meditation in print on the gifts of surprise.   For more information please visit: www.BookOfSurprises.com. If you would like to interview one of the co-creators of The (not so) Little Book of Surprises based on their availability, please send an email with the name of the show, your contact information, calling details and a proposed date.

Experience a Winter Wonderland on New York ’s Adirondack Coast 2016 and 2017

Family-Friendly Winter and Holiday Events and Attractions Plattsburgh, NY– 12/1/2016 – Blankets of white drape across the Adirondack Coast landscape's rolling hills inspiring visitors to embark on the season's most exhilarating outdoor adventures! Ski the greatest vertical drop in the east. Discover the thrill of dog sledding. Enjoy a romantic sleigh ride. Experience the quiet beauty of snowshoeing. The options are endless – and extend far beyond the holidays! So what are you waiting for? Begin exploring the Adirondack Coast 's winter wonderland with your whole family when you check out any of the upcoming attractions and events listed below! Downhill Skiing and Riding Less than an hour away is Whiteface Mountain with the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies . Host of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games, Whiteface offers exciting terrain and world-class alpine events. Titus Mountain in Malone , NY is ideal for visitors seeking gentler terrain, beginner glades and options for family-friendly tubing. Backcountry Skiing At 3,830’, Lyon Mountain dominates the Adirondack Coast ’s western skies. Owned by New York State , Lyon Mountain is classified as a “wild forest” and has long been a draw for backcountry skiers thanks to its reputation as a snow pocket. The trail is unmarked, but most often ski tracks will lead the way up the 90-minute climb and back down the gentle, gladed descent. A separate trail is available for snowshoers in search of the summit with its open views and abandoned fire tower. Cross Country Skiing The Adirondack Coast offers Nordic skiers an extensive network of trails, both groomed and natural, in both park and natural settings. In their winter form, local parks and beaches like Point au Roche and Ausable Point offer wonderful opportunities to explore the shoreline or tree-lined routes. Many crosscountry ski trails are multi-use and offer snowshoeing tracks. Snowshoeing The Adirondack Region boasts more than 2,000 miles of hiking trails traversing mountain peaks and -more- winding through nature centers along quiet forest paths. When the snow falls, these trails transform, offering incredible snowshoeing opportunities. Natural wonders such as Ausable Chasm, High Falls Gorge and Natural Stone Bridge and Caves along with the New Land Trust offer unique snowshoeing experiences. Ice Fishing The Adirondack Coast’s ice fishing season extends from December to April. Species include northern pike, walleyes, tiger muskies, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, landlocked salmon and a variety of panfish. Some of the most popular winter destinations in the Adirondacks are Lake Champlain , Chazy Lake and Upper Chateaugay Lake . Stay safe and make sure to read up on statewide ice fishing laws before you head out onto the water! Snowmobiling Experience the Adirondack Coast at full throttle via thousands of miles of snowmobile trails. There’s no better way to explore winter’s white landscape than on a sled! Race across frozen Chazy Lake , enjoy a large network of groomed trails in the Adirondacks or cross the border into Canada at Mooers/Hemmingford. Snow Kiting Frozen Lake Champlain provides the perfect terrain for snowkiters looking to spend the day turning flips and tricks. Powerful winds make for an exhilarating ride. Experts can get up to going over 70 miles an hour – but for those seeking a casual cruise along the lake, a smaller kite is all you’ll need. Upcoming Winter Events   Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1994 as the official tourism promotion agency for the travel and tourism industry in Clinton County , NY . Based in Plattsburgh , NY , the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau contributes to the county's economic development and quality of life by promoting the region as a destination for leisure and group travel with a particular focus on history, agriculture and outdoor recreation including cycling, paddling, fishing, boating and skiing. For more information about Clinton County tourism, please contact the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau at 518.563.1000, visit goadirondack.com or log onto Facebook.com/AdkCoast.

Airborne headed to dirt in 2017

Change in racing surface at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, NY – 12/1/2016

Airborne Park Speedway has officially announced its transformation from an asphalt surface to a dirt surface for the 2017 season. The official announcement comes after many rumors about the track changing over. Airborne Promoter, John Walker, made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. “We have been waiting to make a final decision about this,” Walker said. “After exploring options and speaking with many people, this is the right decision and we’re moving forward with it.” Airborne’s 2016 regular season came to a close on September 18. The track saw tremendous improvements last season after working to restore the local car count and fan base. The goals for 2016 were met and Walker was pleased with his first season as a promoter. The need for change is to get Airborne in the best position for longevity. Dirt racing is a hot product and this opens an avenue for great success at the local racetrack. Airborne plans on working together with other tracks and building not only the local car count, but entertaining outsiders as well. DIRTcar will be the new sanctioning for the progressively banked half-mile track. The DIRTcar rule book will be used to allow drivers from other DIRTcar tracks to race at Airborne without having to make any major changes to their equipment. DIRTcar Northeast Director of Series and Sanctioning, Mike Perrotte, is a Plattsburgh resident and commented on the news from the local track. “I’m very excited to have Airborne on board as a DIRTcar member,” Perrotte said. “Airborne has always been a special place for me. I started my racing career there and also ran the track for 9 seasons.” DIRTcar has various touring series that Airborne will look to lineup for the 2017 season. “I’m excited about the opportunities that DIRTcar can bring to Airborne.” The 358 Modifieds will return as the headline division on a weekly basis. 602 Crate Sportsman Modifieds will be included in the weekly racing action. Track officials will be meeting with drivers in the former Renegade and Mini Mod divisions to discuss their alignment for next season. “I think it’s imperative that we bring the 358’s back,” Walker noted. “The fans love them and a number of the 358 teams, old and new, have been in contact with us with the rumors out there.” Airborne Park Speedway Media Director, Robby Knowles, had been receiving calls all weekend long inquiring about the potential change for next season. All those inquiries were positive and hopeful that the rumors were true. In addition to the calls, Airborne drivers at the end of this season were extremely supportive about the possible switch and were committed to changing their setups over for the following season. Talks with sponsors have already gotten underway for next season. The response and support has been extremely positive and has great momentum moving forward. “Some sponsors have already renewed and increased their commitment in response to this decision,” Walked added. “Our sponsor’s input was vital in this decision.” When Airborne first opened back in 1954, the track had a dirt surface. Since that time, the track has changed from dirt to asphalt, back to dirt, only to go back to asphalt in 1990. The last 26 years have been spent as an asphalt track, but they’re excited to see what a renewed dirt track brings to Airborne for the 2017 race season. Please contact Bob Trombley by phone at 518.561.3208 or by email at btrombley@airborneparkspeedway.com for further details regarding the track’s 2017 season.

OpenTable Announces 100 Best Restaurants in Canada Based on Diner Reviews

TORONTO, Ont. – December 1, 2016 – Just in time to ring in a new year of dining, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2016. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 480,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 1,900 restaurants in  Canada . From indulgent sushi spots to tantalizing trattorias, luxurious vineyards and everything in between, the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada list features exceptional restaurants from provinces across the country. Fifty-one restaurants from last year have again been selected, making room for a number of establishments to be recognized by OpenTable diners on this year's 100 Best Restaurants list. Ontario leads all provinces with 45 restaurants in the top 100, followed by British Columbia with 24, Alberta with 18 and Québec with 11. Manitoba is also represented on this third-annual list. For the first time since OpenTable began compiling this list in 2014, Italian proved the most popular cuisine among diners, followed by Canadian and French cuisines placing second and third respectively. Restaurants serving Japanese, Contemporary American, Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines also ranked in the Top 100. the honourees on the 100 Best Restaurants list — from established restaurants offering traditional dishes to innovative eateries serving up the best ingredients from across the globe — illustrate the finest culinary experiences in Canada as determined by OpenTable diners for 2016," said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. "It's clear that an elevated atmosphere, exceptional service, and most of all, delicious food, define the best restaurants in Canada ." The list of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada is generated solely from more than 480,000 verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between November 1, 2015 , and October 31, 2016 . All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant's average rating in the "overall" category along with that restaurant's rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area. Based on this methodology, the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada  according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order): The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-restaurants-in-canada-for-2016/. Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada by visiting the OpenTable blog.  Follow OpenTable Canada on Twitter: @OpenTableCanada  About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who recently honoured an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States , Canada , Germany , Ireland , Japan and the UK .  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 40 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. About OpenTable: OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 21 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 40,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1 billion diners around the world and more than 45 million in Canada .  OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia , Canada , Germany , Ireland , Japan , Mexico , United Kingdom and the United States . OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates.  Media Contacts: Sachin Persaud / Cindy Watson, StrategicAmpersand Inc. (416) 961-5595 OpenTablePR@stratamp.com

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The new MEI smartphone application is available for iOS. Download it now!
With today's launch of its new mobile phone application, available free of charge at the App Store, the MEI is taking the next step in disseminating its content online. This new tool provides the general public with fast and easy access to the content generated by the MEI. In addition to our Quebec Debt Clock, users can consult our publications, press releases, opinion pieces, blog posts, and media interviews.

Mobile MEI: New application available for iOS

Montreal , November 24, 2016  – With today's launch of its new mobile phone application, available free of charge at the App Store, the MEI is taking the next step in disseminating its content online. This new tool provides the general public with fast and easy access to the content generated by the MEI. In addition to our Quebec Debt Clock, users can consult our publications, press releases, opinion pieces, blog posts, and media interviews. "The mobile app has become an indispensable communication tool in this day and age," says Jasmin Guénette, Vice President of the MEI. "We are already very present on the Web, with Facebook, Twitter, and our Internet site. Mobile MEI represents an additional platform that will allow us to reach a wider audience and enjoy greater visibility." Mobile MEI will be updated in real time with our most recent commentaries and media appearances related to current events and topics of public interest. Our objective is to pursue our work of providing economic education through short, accessible publications, and the mobile app is a good fit in this context. The MEI invites everyone to download our new app in order to better understand the impact of public policies on taxpayers in Quebec and all across Canada . "At the moment, there are many societal debates going on, with many issues front and centre, which is why it is so important for the Institute's voice to be heard on as many platforms as possible," concludes Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI.   The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit research and educational organization. Through its studies and its conferences, the MEI stimulates debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing wealth-creating reforms based on market mechanisms.

 Reminding visitors to the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance (ACCA)

Plattsburgh , NY  –  11/23/2016  – The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance (ACCA) is reminding visitors who picked up copies of this summer's 2016 Adirondack Coast Arts & History Passport that there's still time to collect stamps and turn in completed passports for the chance to win some great prizes! For more information, please see the attached press release. For More Information Contact: Melissa Peck 518.335.8447 coordinator@adkcoastcultural.org For Immediate Release Adirondack Coast Arts & History Passport Prize Drawing – STILL TIME TO ENTER! Submit completed passports for the chance to win! Plattsburgh , NY 11/23/2016 – The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance (ACCA) is reminding visitors who picked up copies of this summer’s 2016 Adirondack Coast Arts & History Passport that there’s still time to collect stamps and turn in completed passports for the chance to win some great prizes! Anyone who turns in a stamped passport by Thursday, December 1, will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes: • 16-14 Stamps – Grand Prize: A Night on the Town: Arts & Cultural experiences are abundant on the Adirondack Coast . A night on the town showcases just that… with tickets to the Strand Center theater, dinner at a downtown Plattsburgh eatery and lodging accommodations in one of our renovated hotels. • 13-11 Stamps – A Taste of Our Town: Chazy: Chazy is one of the many historical towns on the Adirondack Coast . Delight in a prize pack filled with goodies highlighting the attributes of this quaint town. The pack includes a gift basket from Chazy Orchards and gifts from Miner Institute and the Alice T. Miner Museum . • 10 or fewer stamps – Adirondack Coast Basket: A Basket full of Adirondack Coast inspired goodies, including t-shirts, hats and magnets. The Adirondack Coast Arts & History Passport can be picked up or dropped off at any of the locations listed below, which are still open to visitors during the winter season: Alice T. Miner Museum Champlain Valley Transportation Museum Kids Station Clinton County Historical Association Museum Dannemora Village Museum Kent Delord House Museum Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society Plattsburgh State Art Museum The Strand Center for the Arts Completed passports can also be mailed to the Alice T. Miner Museum at P.O. Box 628, Chazy, NY 12921.

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35th Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois

ÇA SENT LA COUPE BY PATRICE SAUVÉ WILL OPEN THE FESTIVAL

th, 2016 - Québec Cinéma is pleased to announce that Ça sent la coupe, the latest film by director Patrice Sauvé (Grande Ourse, Cheech) will have its world premiere to open the 35th annualRendez-vous du cinéma québécois in Montreal on Wednesday, February 22. The opening night will be held at Théâtre Maisonneuve with a SOIRÉE TAPIS BLEU presented by Bell in collaboration with MELS. "This fine adaptation of Matthieu Simard's novel features Louis-José Houde giving a performance of remarkable gravitas, far removed from his usual tone, in a sensitive, bittersweet film with the Montreal Canadiens' 2009-10 season as a backdrop - the famous 'Price or Halak?' season. Ça sent la coupe is a tapestry made of sainte-flanelle, in which hockey fandom, community spirit and father-child relations create an expansive patchwork quilt of Quebec 's cultural psyche. The Rendez-vous will begin in grand style with the world premiere of Patrice Sauvé's film, the first fictional feature produced by Les Films Outsiders. The film will appeal to every generation and every audience, mirroring our hopes for this 35th edition as a whole," said Dominique Dugas, director of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. Starring Louis-José Houde, Émilie Bibeau, Louis-Philippe Dandenault, Julianne Côté, Maxime Mailloux, Patrick Drolet and Marilyn Castonguay, Ça sent la coupe is a celebration of the changes we all must make eventually, to let us stop thinking about the past and focus on the future. Louis-José Houde plays Max, a hockey fan whose life is turned upside down when his sister Nathalie (Julianne Côté) returns from a long absence and his girlfriend Julie (Émilie Bibeau) suddenly dumps him. Max faces some tough questions, but with the help of his friends Phil (Maxime Mailloux), Richard (Louis-Philippe Dandenault) and François (Patrick Drolet), he keeps some hope alive. Ça sent la coupe is a dramatic comedy with plenty of tenderness and happy moments, in which the bonds of friendship between the characters are front and centre. In recent years, Patrice Sauvé has been one of Quebec 's busiest directors. Early in his career he directed a variety of television programs, from culture and public affairs to documentaries and children's programs. In 2001, he directed La Vie, la vie by writer Stéphane Bourguignon. The drama series was a huge popular and critical hit. In all, the show won 10 Gémeaux, including back-to-back awards for best director. He then directed the fantastical series Grande Ourse and L'Héritière de Grande Ourse, both of which earned him two more Gémeaux for best director among their 20 total Gémeaux. In 2004, he directed the series Ciao Bella!, followed by his first feature film, Cheech (2006).He then directed several episodes of the television series Les Parent III, the series Vertige and more recently Karl & Max. Ça sent la coupe is inspired by the novel of the same title by Matthieu Simard, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. The film is produced by Ginette Petit and Nathalie Bissonnette of Les Films Outsiders and distributed by Les Films Séville,a subsidiary ofEntertainment One. It is scheduled for theatrical release on February 24, 2017 . Official Website :http://casentlacoupe-lefilm.com/  #casentlacoupelefilm  The 35th Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois will be held in Montreal from February 22 to March 4, 2017 in the Quartier Latin, the cinema district of the Quartier des Spectacles. The complete program will be announced on February 7, 2017 .

GIVE ÇA SENT LA COUPE FOR CHRISTMAS, AND MUCH MORE!

Starting today on LaVitrine.com, the first 50 people to purchase the RVCQ Cinephile Pass will receive an exclusive two-admission pass to the festival's opening-night gala. The Cinephile Pass provides access to more than 300 films, including nearly 100 premieres. This is a unique opportunity to see or revisit the best movies of the year, and to meet the people who make our films. The perfect stocking-stuffer for a movie lover in your life - or a great treat for yourself!  Hurry! Only 50 Cinephile Passes are available:  Access the pre-sale on LaVitrine.com   Price: $99 (a $199 value)  To get all the latest news on the 35th annual Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois: #RVCQ17  www.facebook.com/QcCinema / www.twitter.com/Qc_Cinema / www.quebeccinema.ca  Essential partnerships  The Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois extends warm thanks to Radio-Canada, co-presenting partner, Bell and SAQ, Starring Role partners, MELS, Cineplex and the Cinémathèque québécoise, our Leading Role partners, as well as Akufen and  lg2. The Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois also wishes to thank its public and government partners, la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), Tourisme Québec, Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes (SAIC), Régie du cinéma, Téléfilm Canada, the Fonds des Talents (Téléfilm Canada), Ville de Montréal, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal.  About Québec Cinéma Québec Cinéma's mission is to promote Quebec's cinema and its artists and professionals, and to contribute to the advancement of our film industry. The organization is focused on improving access, education and awareness, including an extensive educational outreach program. Québec Cinéma produces the industry's three main showcases: the Gala, Tournée and Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. Through its initiatives, the organization reaches more than 1.5 million people annually in Quebec and around the world. quebeccinema.ca  About Les Films Outsiders LES FILMS OUTSIDERS was founded with the mission of taking creative talent to the highest level. Sometimes the company seeks talent in unexpected places, but above all it strives to help artists receive the respect they deserve. We always put people first. Respect, recognition of teamwork, the joy of fellowship, courage: these are our core values, and our films reflect them. No matter what the subject or genre, our productions have a foundation of hope and humanism. We wouldn't have it any other way. About Entertainment One Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company's diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world. Entertainment One's robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location. The Company's rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com Headquartered in Montréal, Les Films Séville is the leading distributor of film content in Québec. An important partner of the Quebec film industry and a subsidiary of Entertainment One, Les Films Séville has also emerged as the largest distributor of Québec films internationally

JUSTIN HAYWARD 'S ALL THE WAY COLLECTION GETS DIGITAL RELEASE WITH 15 ADDITIONAL SONGS

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New York , NY ( November 30, 2016 )— All The Way, Justin Hayward's most recent new solo album, was originally released this past October. It is a testament to the scope and spirit of his incredible career outside of the Moody Blues. Eagle Rock Entertainment has just released an expanded 2CD digital set of the album, which includes an additional 15 songs. Containing several songs that have not been released on any one Justin Haywardalbum before, the broad selection of the 30 tracks demonstrates the plethora of styles and sounds that Justin has perfected in his half-century career. Hayward'scelebrated songcraft is on full display here, presenting rare and unique versions of classic Moody Blues songs, solo live performances, and a recording with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Over the past five years, Justin has enjoyed a thriving solo career. In addition to playing sold out shows with the Moody Blues, with whom he's shared a 50-year history, Justin performed before sold out crowds on his recent solo tour. His nationwide PBS concert special Spirits... Live - Live At The Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta  began airing in 2015, following the DVD, Blu-ray, and CD release of the same concert in 2014, and his solo album Spirits Of The Western Sky (2013). The full track listing follows, but illuminating Justin Hayward's songwriting expertise, some key songs featured on All The Way include: "The Wind of Heaven"  A heartfelt song about a wounded warrior who has left his soul on the battlefield and is having a difficult time adjusting to being back home, "The Wind Of Heaven" is dedicated to all of those who have served their country. The song has received standing ovations worldwide on Justin's solo tours. Co-written by David Minasian, an accomplished musician in his own right. "Blue Guitar" Justin originally recorded this song with English rock band 10cc. The original recording, produced by 10cc's Eric Stewart, went missing but was recently recovered from an old tape vault. Hayward fans have been asking for this original Justin/10cc version for years and now it's included on All The Way. This is the first time it's been heard since 1974. The track is noted for it's beautiful guitar riffs and solos with Justin and his friend, 10cc guitarist Eric Stewart. "I Dreamed Last Night" (Digital Only) One of Hayward's most requested songs, it was originally on the Blue Jays album. Justin includes here a rare live version, recorded at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, FL. Justin is joined by vocalist Julie Ragins and guitar virtuoso Mike Dawes, who plays along with Justin's 12-string to create one incredibly rich sound."Gypsy" (Digital Only)  This classic was recorded with an Italian string quartet. This same quartet was also featured in a new video of "The Story In Your Eyes", which can be seen at justinhayward.com. "It Won't Be Easy" (Digital Only) Released for the first time, this song was written by Justin and produced by Grammy Winner Tony Visconti (who also produced David Bowie, among others). It was the theme song on the BBC Sci-Fi series Star Cops. Eagle Rock Entertainment is the world's largest producer and distributor of music programming for TV, DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Media. Eagle produces quality HD programs, both concerts and documentaries, directly alongside artists including Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, and Peter Gabriel. Eagle is a multiple Grammy® Award winner and has received numerous multi-platinum sales awards around the world. Eagle Vision is headquartered in London , and is a Universal Music Group company. Follow Eagle Rock Entertainment at:  Facebook: www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt  Twitter: www.twitter.com/EagleRockNews For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.

The Maltese Falcon    The Radio Show

by Dashiell Hammett  adapted and directed by Teri Loretto-Valentik Featuring Laurence Wall, David Gerow, Michelle LeBlanc, Katie Bunting and Doug Hempstead with Robin Guy, Nicole Milne & Robin Hodge as The Gladstone Sisters Music Direction by Robin Guy, Set Design by Ivo Valentik, Lighting Design by David Magladry, Stage Managed by Louisa Haché  Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. at The Gladstone 910 Gladstone Ave , Ottawa , ON K1R 6Y4  www.thegladstone.ca . Invitation subject to availability, on a first come first served basis. Email boxoffice@thegladstone.ca or call 613-233-4523 to request your complimentary tickets.  If sufficient tickets remain to fulfil your request, you will receive an email confirming your reservation. You and a guest are invited to the première of The Maltese Falcon: The Radio Show.  After the performance we will make the official dedication of The Gladstone's new piano in memory of long-time "Gladstone Sister" Lori Jean Hodge, followed by a gala reception.


Your favourite
Gladstone performers and a trio of CBC celebs bring you back in time to the Golden Age of Radio...

The Radio Show is back, with the most iconic hard boiled detective from the Golden Age of Radio, Sam Spade. Dashiell Hammett's famous Maltese Falcon gets a new adaptation, filled with all the bells and whistles of our ever-popular radio play tradition, where we take you back in time to be the live studio audience, witnessing the voice actors, sound effects artist and singers in a live performance of film noir... on CGLD radio!

This year's edition features returning CBC personalities David Gerow and Laurence Wall, joined this year by Doug Hempstead, along with Radio Show faves Michelle LeBlanc, Katie Bunting, Robin Guy and Nicole Milne, along with Robin Hodge (Anton in Show Business, My Fair Zombie, Romeo & Juliet REDUX). Radio Show founder Teri Loretto-Valentik returns to adapt and direct the show on the glorious radio set designed by award-winning Ivo Valentik.

Lori Jean Hodge Memorial Piano Dedication


Lori Jean Hodge performed as a "Gladstone Sister" and served as Musical Director for most of the previous Radio Shows at The Gladstone, before succumbing to liver cancer last July.  The
Gladstone is pleased to honour Lori Jean's love of music and theatre by dedicated our new piano, which will be featured in The Maltese Falcon, as "The Lori Jean Hodge Memorial Piano".  The dedication will take place immediately following the opening night performance of The Maltese Falcon, followed by a reception in the lobby.  Please join us for this very special occasion. More information: http://www.thegladstone.ca/the-maltese-falcon-the-radio-show/ To find work with the Canadian Federal Offices: Minister Spehan Dion recommended this site: http://www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng

Ten films to watch in December

The latest from US animators Illumination Entertainment

Sing - The latest from US animators Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets) “starts out fun and then sneaks up on you for a final stretch that is both rousing and genuinely emotional”, according to The Wrap. Based on an idea by Illumination founder Chris Meledandri, the film stars Matthew McConaughey as a koala with a sweet spot for showbiz. Staging a singing competition in an effort to save his struggling theatre, the marsupial is joined by hopefuls including a porcupine voiced by Scarlett Johansson, a pig (Reese Witherspoon) and a “mouse on the hustle” (Seth Macfarlane). It’s a jukebox musical packed with crowd-pleasing tunes, and, as The Hollywood Reporter claims, “It’s as corny as the syrup tank at a candy factory, but it works”. On general release from 8 December. (Credit: Illumination Entertainment)  La La Land - Critics predict Oscar glory for this musical romantic comedy from Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a jazz musician and actor chasing their dreams in a Technicolor Hollywood. BBC Culture’s Nicholas Barber gave it five stars, praising the stars’ charisma and chemistry: “Most cinema-goers are already madly in love with at least one of them, and that love will hit stratospheric new heights when they see how skilfully Gosling and Stone balance their absurd attractiveness with goofy self-deprecation”. Opening with a barnstorming song-and-dance number set in an LA traffic jam, La La Land has been credited with putting the Hollywood musical back on its feet. According to Sight and Sound, “Chazelle’s always inventive staging ensures we’re transported to the elevated emotional planes people used to go to the movies to experience: ardour, hope, despair, what have you”. On general release from 8 December. (Credit: Black Label Media)   Drama, sci-fi and documentary  BBC Culture    BBC Future

FBI 'will not charge' Brad Pitt

The FBI says actor Brad Pitt will not be charged after an investigation into an incident on a plane.

US actor Brad Pitt

Actor Brad Pitt will not be charged with any crime after an investigation into allegations involving one of his children, the FBI said. The Oscar winner had been accused of mistreating son Maddox, 15, on board a private flight from France to Los Angeles . Angelina Jolie filed for divorce soon afterwards and is seeking sole custody of their six children. Social workers investigating the same claim cleared Pitt two weeks ago. The FBI said: "In response to allegations made following a flight... carrying Mr Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI has conducted a review of the circumstances and will not pursue further investigation.  Image gallery In pictures: Pitt and Jolie's years together  Brangelina break-up: The world reacts

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More die from 'thunderstorm asthma'

The number of people in Melbourne dying from the rare phenomenon thunderstorm asthma rises to six.

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The number of people dying in the Australian city of Melbourne from a rare phenomenon called thunderstorm asthma has risen to six.

Three others are in a critical condition. Heavy rains and winds on Monday triggered thousands of pollen allergy asthma attacks in the state of Victoria . Paramedics and hospitals were stretched to their limits as thousands phoned to report breathing problems. Thunderstorm asthma occurs in the spring when rye grass pollen gets wet, breaks into smaller pieces and enters people's lungs, causing them breathing problems. More than 8,000 people were treated in hospital. About one in 10 people has asthma in Australia , with about 80% of those sufferers experiencing allergies, particularly to rye pollen. Melbourne 's current spring season has been particularly wet, creating havoc for asthma and hay fever sufferers.

'Fake doctors'

Can self-taught medics improve India 's healthcare?

Unqualified medics receiving training in a classroom

Unqualified medics, popularly known as quacks, are routinely arrested in India for posing as doctors. But a charity is now trying to train them in primary medical care. Atish Patel explains why. Sanjoy Mondal opened his small clinic with just a desk and a few plastic chairs in eastern India 15 years ago, after a short stint assisting a doctor working at a government hospital. Although he has not studied medicine, Mr Mondal says he has conducted countless minor surgeries and prescribed drugs to hundreds of patients in a village of mud-walled homes in West Bengal state. Now, the 40-year-old is one of thousands who have been taught the basics of front-line care by a non-governmental organisation which wants to ensure patients aren't harmed by self-taught medics. "I now understand what safe drugs and what unsafe drugs are," Mr Mondal says, boxes of pills piled up behind him on shelves hammered into the sky-blue walls of his dark, dingy clinic.

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  Conquer Change And Win

Learn How To Embrace Change To Live A Happier, More Fulfilled Life 

Morristown, TN, December 7, 2016 – Learn what 90% of Americans have no clue about.  Be the last person standing in the room by knowing how change affects our emotions and feelings.  Conquer Change and Win will show you how to control your reaction to those emotions and feelings that all change always causes. The result will be a happier and more fulfilled life.  This information will give you a leg up on making more money and having less stress in your life. Every one of us is constantly affected by change. Change never stops, and no matter if it's positive change or not, our first reaction is usually fear. The truly successful people of the world have a good understanding of change and how to make it work to their advantage. In his latest book, Conquer Change and Win, best-selling author Ralph Masengill gives readers an easy-to-read, fun book about the serious subject of change. In forty-plus years as a consultant, coach, advisor and public relations strategist, Masengill has observed that successful people share two characteristics. First, they are willing to take a calculated risk and endorse positive change on a regular basis. Secondly, they have learned how change affects their emotions and how to overcome the fear of change. "I believe the happiest and most successful people do not necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have," Masengill says. He urges readers to choose change. "It is the path to true happiness and business success. Understanding how change works can alter your life for the better and give you a solid advantage." An advisor, coach, marketing expert, business consultant and public relations strategist, Masengill understands how companies work from within. He has the wisdom of one who has made the journey of sustained success himself, leavened by an ethics-based philosophy of helping others and the community around him. Masengill's life story is one of personal challenge, tragedy, and triumph. His professional career has been defined by great success in both the private and public sectors. His agency, Masengill Marketing Associates, has won over 850 national and regional advertising and marketing awards. One of the original change agents in the
United States , Masengill and his team have been observing change and showing business leaders that embracing and understanding positive change is the sure route to effective quality improvement and substantial profit enhancement for decades. This extensive experience formed the basis for Conquer Change and Win, his second book. A graduate of the University of Tennessee , Masengill's postgraduate work includes the Dr. W. Edwards Deming course on quality and quality management. He and his wife Dianne live near the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee . They have four grown children, two dogs and a cat. Masengill enjoys woodworking, oil painting, sailing and helping with his favorite charities in his spare time. For more information, please visit http://conquerchangeandwin.com  Conquer Change and Win By Ralph Masengill  Available at fine bookstores everywhere, at the author's website, Amazon.com and Kindle. ISBN:  978-1515191872

The Beauty And Awe Of Life

A Mystical Journey Into The Beauty And Awe Of Life, And The Daily Power Of Transcendence Through Surprise, From Will Arntz, Creator Of What The Bleep Do We Know?!
Los Angeles , CA , December 6, 2016  — What is surprise in your life but an instant opportunity for transformation? A moment that can send you ascending into joy and wonder, or spiraling into deep thought and life-changing new awareness. An eye-catching beautiful and whimsical book The (not so) Little Book of Surprises brings that home in—of course—surprising ways! A mystical journey into consciousness, an exploration of what touches our hearts, a glimmering reflection on nature and our selves, and a plea for becoming our better angels are just some of the touchstones in store for readers as they experience the poetic exquisiteness of this gem. This rumination on surprise comes courtesy of William Arntz, the creator and producer who surprised, confounded and delighted with his remarkable film What the Bleep Do We Know!? Now he teams with his wife, internationally renowned spiritual teacher and poet Deirdre Hade and award-winning photographer Endre Balogh to create something else quite special. The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is anchored with Hade's visionary and lyrical poetry skipping lightly about over the stunning images curated by Balogh. Each breathtaking page creates an emotional resonance with the reader ... using surprise as the doorway to transformation and transcendence. The images in the book are part eye candy/part soul candy. They pile on a sensory experience that mounts the sense of surprise page by page.  All of the book's creators began life in different fields—Arntz as a laser physicist working on "Star Wars" high-energy lasers; Hade as a ballet dancer and choreographer, Balogh continues as an internationally regarded concert violinist. And through life's mystery and surprise, they emerged as something else entirely, which makes them imminently qualified to bring forth a meditation in print on the gifts of surprise.   For more information please visit:  www.BookOfSurprises.com. If you would like to interview one of the co-creators of The (not so) Little Book of Surprises based on their availability, please send an email with the name of the show, your contact information, calling details and a proposed date.

New Children's Book Says "Aloha" To A Blizzard ... In Hawaii !    

Houston , TX , December 5, 2016  – That's right kids, it's snowing in Honolulu . Get ready to say "Aloha" to the first snowstorm Hawaii 's ever had. Written in verse and beautifully illustrated, It's Snowing in Hawaii takes the reader on a magical journey through the snow-filled beaches of Honolulu .  With Hawaiian flannel shirts, bearskin hula skirts, and figure skating on Pearl Harbor , young readers will enjoy the silly rhymes of a Hawaiian snow day. Mike Guardia is the renowned author of several history books, including Hal Moore and Shadow Commander.  However, being the father of two young girls has inspired him to write It's Snowing in Hawaii – his first children's book.  He currently lives in Texas .  Follow him online at www.mikeguardia.com. Melanie Stephens is a distinguished artist and children's book illustrator.  A proud mother of three, she currently resides in Virginia .  It's Snowing in Hawaii     Willow Clubhouse Books  Available at Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Amazon.com  $17.95 Hardcover  $2.99 Kindle  ISBN-13:  978-1-939688-15-6

Want To Make Your New Year's Resolution Stick?

Choose Your Words Well
Seattle , WA , December 5, 2016  - Most people are unaware of just how powerful their words are. The words we speak actually create what we experience in life. Powerhouse CEO, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author May McCarthy can attest to that. In the past 32 years, May has grown six profitable companies to as large as 250 employees and over $100 million in annual revenues. She credits her success, financial abundance and happiness to seven steps she practices every morning. One of those steps involves setting goals and resolutions with statements that are carefully worded to help her achieve more of her goals, dreams, and desires by activating her subconscious and intuition.  "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."  Oprah Winfrey •    Guest idea: May McCarthy  •    Issue: More often than not, we believe we are setting good New Year's resolutions with statements like: I will increase my income this year; I will get a new job; I want to find the love of my life; I want to lose 20 pounds. According to May, you are not likely to meet your goals with statements like those. Because they affirm the idea that you do not yet have what you want, they will actually keep you stuck in the lack you believe you are experiencing. Modify those statements, however, with specifics and in gratitude for your goals as though they are already complete, and the world you want is more likely to be yours, says May. •    Segment idea: The host(s) and/or audience members or call-in listeners share their New Year's resolutions with May. May shows them how to reword their resolutions in a way that expresses gratitude for those goals, dreams, and desires that have not yet manifested in the host's/audience member's life as though they already have. ›    For example: If you were to say, "I want to make more money," you will forever want more money, because you are declaring that you don't have enough and you are not specific enough about your goal. If, on the other hand, you decided exactly how much money you would like to have, you could rephrase your goal to something like, "I'm so grateful that I have overflowing amounts of abundance in my life with a minimum of $x that I use for all of my living, giving and entertainment expenses and more.  I am fully supported and provided for at all times in all ways and love being financially free." ›    Likewise, if you were to say, "I don't like my job. I want to find another one," you'll probably be wishing it for quite a while. On the other hand, the assertion, "I am so grateful that I am now using my skills and talents in remarkable, fun, and satisfying ways to support my company's efforts towards success.  I feel appreciated by my company and easily earn a minimum of $x. I enjoy all of my co-workers and customers and feel that they value me as well," will more likely land you that plum job, whatever it may be. ›    Change "I want to find the love of my life," to "I am so grateful that I am now experiencing a wonderful relationship with my perfect and loving partner, who is also my best friend. We have fun together and have similar values.  All of my friends and family adore him/her and his/her family appreciates me. We build a wonderful life together as we support and love each other fully," and watch the magic happen.  Choosing the right words to declare your intention is just one of seven steps May suggests for attaining abundance.  To be most effective in activating your subconscious and intuition to help you see more opportunities to achieve your goals, the seven steps should be practiced daily. You can begin this New Year's by phrasing your resolutions to describe the good you want to have so that you can realize it sooner.  May McCarthy has spent 32 years uncovering the mystery of how to rely on intuition to experience great levels of success, financial abundance, and freedom. She is a successful serial entrepreneur, CEO, angel investor, philanthropist, speaker, and author who has grown six profitable companies to as large as 250 employees and over $100 million in annual revenues. She serves on business, philanthropic, arts and university boards and is the author of the best-selling book THE PATH TO WEALTH: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance (Hierphant Publishing 2015).  www.MayMcCarthy.com

A Mystical Journey Into The Beauty And Awe Of Life,

And The Daily Power Of Transcendence Through Surprise, From Will Arntz, Creator Of What The Bleep Do We Know?!

Los Angeles , CA , November 29, 2016  — What is surprise in your life but an instant opportunity for transformation? A moment that can send you ascending into joy and wonder, or spiraling into deep thought and life-changing new awareness. An eye-catching beautiful and whimsical book The (not so) Little Book of Surprises brings that home in—of course—surprising ways! A mystical journey into consciousness, an exploration of what touches our hearts, a glimmering reflection on nature and our selves, and a plea for becoming our better angels are just some of the touchstones in store for readers as they experience the poetic exquisiteness of this gem. This rumination on surprise comes courtesy of William Arntz, the creator and producer who surprised, confounded and delighted with his remarkable film What the Bleep Do We Know!? Now he teams with his wife, internationally renowned spiritual teacher and poet Deirdre Hade and award-winning photographer Endre Balogh to create something else quite special. The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is anchored with Hade's visionary and lyrical poetry skipping lightly about over the stunning images curated by Balogh. Each breathtaking page creates an emotional resonance with the reader ... using surprise as the doorway to transformation and transcendence. The images in the book are part eye candy/part soul candy. They pile on a sensory experience that mounts the sense of surprise page by page. All of the book's creators began life in different fields—Arntz as a laser physicist working on "Star Wars" high-energy lasers; Hade as a ballet dancer and choreographer, Balogh continues as an internationally regarded concert violinist. And through life's mystery and surprise, they emerged as something else entirely, which makes them imminently qualified to bring forth a meditation in print on the gifts of surprise.   For more information please visit: www.BookOfSurprises.com.  If you would like to interview one of the co-creators of The (not so) Little Book of Surprises based on their availability, please send an email with the name of the show, your contact information, calling details and a proposed date.

 The Immune System And The Maze Of Autoimmunity

Breakthrough Book Demystifies The Immune System And The Maze Of Autoimmunity To Help Guide Readers On A Clear Path Towards Vibrant Health  Los Angeles, CA, November 29, 2016 — Are you listening to the messages your body is giving? Your immune system is a powerful force that is designed to protect you; sending you signals when it is time to make an adjustment. 
The problem is that too often doctors tell us that we are "fine," or that our headaches and weight gain are caused simply by stress. These symptoms are not normal, and may indicate a current or potential autoimmune condition that can only get worse if not addressed. Focusing on tried-and-tested solutions to not only help you feel better, but heal the inflammation that is causing symptoms or disease, The Autoimmune Fix will teach you how to reverse autoimmunity before it's too late.  In The Autoimmune Fix, Dr. Tom O'Bryan urges us to "wake up" by no longer accepting that our unfavorable symptoms or disease diagnoses are here to stay. Rampant chronic disease and autoimmune disorders are increasing and traditional medicine in the
U.S. tends to treat only symptoms. With the empowering information set forth in this book, it is no longer necessary to sit back and accept the medical establishment's reasoning behind your weight gain, fatigue and digestive issues. The science is in: your diet plays a key role in the presence of inflammation and the functioning of your immune system. This groundbreaking book also highlights the shocking revelation that many doctors are completely unaware of the latest medical research on the immune system, an area that has been producing the most new findings in medicine over the past 25 years. The Autoimmune Fix supports a gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free lifestyle. Based on his vast research, Dr. O'Bryan blows "fad diet" theories out of the water, exposing the truth that modifying your eating habits, in large part by eliminating gluten, dairy and sugar, can rid your body of dangerous inflammation and set you on a course toward good health. Inflammation, caused by foods like these, can cause autoimmune conditions such as lupus, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis and a host of others. Dr. O'Bryan also enlightens us on how to read nutrition labels to avoid inadvertent food exposures, and how to protect ourselves from absorbing hidden gluten such as in household products and cosmetics.www.thedr.com  "The Autoimmune Fix is a powerful and cogent examination of the mechanisms underlying the surge in autoimmune conditions in our modern world. And gratefully, Dr. O'Bryan's masterful text provides a proven, actionable plan to restore immune balance and reawaken health." -- David Perlmutter , MD , FACN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Maker About the Author: Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN, is an internationally recognized speaker and writer on chronic disease and metabolic disorders. He hosted and put together a seven-part series on autoimmunity called 'Betrayal;' for more information please visit: www.betrayalseries.com. He organized the popular Gluten Summit in November 2013. Dr. O'Bryan has more than 30 years of experience as a functional medicine practitioner and is adjunct faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine. He lives in San Diego , CA . The Autoimmune Fix: How to Stop the Hidden Autoimmune Damage That Keeps You Sick, Fat and Tired Before It Turns Into Disease By Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Rodale Books (September 20, 2016) Language: English
ISBN-10: 162336700X  ISBN-13: 978-1623367008  Price: $26.99

Fear, Love, And Secrets Abound In Scientist's Riveting New Book, The Ice Merchant 

Galveston, TX, November 30, 2016 ― Serious readers perfectly understand the advantage of well-written fiction: it's an escape from whatever ails you, whenever it's convenient. The Ice Merchant, Paul Boor's newest novel, set in
Galveston , TX in 1889, is a tale of the post-civil war ice trade, new medical schools, trafficking in corpses, the discovery of a cure for yellow fever, and a chilling reminder of our human frailties. The story begins in 1889, when a shrewd Yankee ice merchant, Nicolas Van Horne, is carving out a profitable side-business. Deep in his ship's icy hold, dozens of human cadavers lie between the huge blocks of ice. On this delivery, his first to Galveston 's new Medical School , Nicolas is enthralled by Galveston 's lady scientist Rene Keiller, but he also makes the ghastly discovery that he's been trafficking in murdered boys. It will take Rene's help to eventually solve the puzzle his ice holds . . . but first he must overcome his personal demons, including morphine addiction, even as he becomes inextricably entangled in lovely Rene's experimental work on the most dreaded killer of their time, yellow fever. Paul Boor, M.D., is a scientist and professor at Galveston 's medical school, the oldest west of the Mississippi , and home to the highest-level, infectious Bio-Lab. His first novel, The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow, was a modern biomedical thriller acclaimed as "real, raw and on the edge." In The Ice Merchant, Dr. Boor goes back in time to explore the history of medical research and the body trade, while spinning a tale of romance and human imperfection. For more information, please visit: www.theicemerchant.com  The Ice Merchant, Publisher: Argo-Navis, Language: English, ISBN-10: 0786754931, ISBN-13: 978-0786754939

Buckle Up For The Thruway Killers

A Rollicking Commentary On Greed, Murder And Mayhem

Albany , NY , November 28, 2016  – When values collide and money is thrown in the mix, anything can happen. Author Harvey Havel is back with The Thruway Killers (America Star Books), a delightfully fast-paced crime novel that also points out the absurdities of our times.
Havel does not shrink away from touchy issues of race and religion. Droogan McPhee is the eldest son of a prosperous businessman, and he lacks his father's sense of propriety and drive to succeed. To his father's horror, the unemployed, overweight, crack-smoking Droogan becomes romantically entangled with one of the family's African-American maids. His father uses money to put a wedge between the couple, and Droogan is motivated to act. A botched murder plot follows, and Droogan and his beloved Angela begin their odyssey up the iconic New York Thruway, pursued by Agent Roderigo Rojas of the FBI and a mercenary named the Spartan. When Droogan slips into a shadowy religious cult, his problems begin to multiply. Havel , with an outsider's perspective and a keen sense of fun, explores American cultural and political fault lines and whether crossing lines leads to ruin. Havel , born in Pakistan with family ties to India , is a prolific writer. His third novel, Freedom of Association, was published in 2006.Other novels include Charlie Zero's Last-Ditch Attempt, and The Orphan of Mecca, Book One. He is formerly a writing instructor at Bergen Community College in Paramus , New Jersey . He also taught writing and literature at the College of St. Rose in Albany as well as SUNY Albany. Copies of his books and short stories, both new and used, may be purchased at and by special order at fine booksellers everywhere. The Thruway Killers, America Star Books, Available at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-thruway-killers-harvey-havel/1121992916 and online everywhere ISBN: 9781635080384 

How To Thrive In Troubled Times: Conquer Change And Win

Morristown, TN, November 23, 2016 – Learn what 90% of Americans have no clue about.  Be the last person standing in the room by knowing how change affects our emotions and feelings.  Conquer Change and Win will show you how to control your reaction to those emotions and feelings that all change always causes. The result will be a happier and more fulfilled life.  This information will give you a leg up on making more money and having less stress in your life. Every one of us is constantly affected by change. Change never stops, and no matter if it's positive change or not, our first reaction is usually fear. The truly successful people of the world have a good understanding of change and how to make it work to their advantage. In his latest book, Conquer Change and Win, best-selling author Ralph Masengill gives readers an easy-to-read, fun book about the serious subject of change. In forty-plus years as a consultant, coach, advisor and public relations strategist, Masengill has observed that successful people share two characteristics. First, they are willing to take a calculated risk and endorse positive change on a regular basis. Secondly, they have learned how change affects their emotions and how to overcome the fear of change. "I believe the happiest and most successful people do not necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have," Masengill says. He urges readers to choose change. "It is the path to true happiness and business success. Understanding how change works can alter your life for the better and give you a solid advantage." An advisor, coach, marketing expert, business consultant and public relations strategist, Masengill understands how companies work from within. He has the wisdom of one who has made the journey of sustained success himself, leavened by an ethics-based philosophy of helping others and the community around him. Masengill's life story is one of personal challenge, tragedy, and triumph. His professional career has been defined by great success in both the private and public sectors. His agency, Masengill Marketing Associates, has won over 850 national and regional advertising and marketing awards. One of the original change agents in the
United States , Masengill and his team have been observing change and showing business leaders that embracing and understanding positive change is the sure route to effective quality improvement and substantial profit enhancement for decades. This extensive experience formed the basis for Conquer Change and Win, his second book. A graduate of the University of Tennessee , Masengill's postgraduate work includes the Dr. W. Edwards Deming course on quality and quality management. He and his wife Dianne live near the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee . They have four grown children, two dogs and a cat. Masengill enjoys woodworking, oil painting, sailing and helping with his favorite charities in his spare time. For more information, please visit http://conquerchangeandwin.com  Conquer Change and Win  By Ralph Masengill  Available at fine bookstores everywhere, at the author's website, Amazon.com and Kindle. ISBN:  978-1515191872

Love And Terror

A Peace Activist Enters A War Zone To Help Stop The Conflict And Bring Peace In Israel And Palestine

Paris, France & Houston, TX, November 23, 2016 - Frank Romano, PhD, has just returned from a one month stay in Israel and Palestine, in the midst of an Inifada, or war between Israelis and Palestinians. For a decade, through interfaith grassroots efforts to open up communication, he has brought Jews, Muslims and Christians together from all corners of the world in support of peace. However, this is his first voyage into a war zone and he has a story to tell. Romano tells the remarkable story of his journey in Love and Terror in the
Middle East (AB Film Publishing). A 4th edition of the book, it includes a new chapter dedicated to a recent event where he was trapped in the middle of rioting Palestinians, following the killing of a Palestinian youth by Israeli soldiers, and barely escaped with his life. Constantly surrounded by war, his journey has been fraught with sacrifice. Friends and fellow activists have been arrested and brutally murdered. He has been attacked by settlers, harassed and arrested by the Israeli and Palestinian police. In his personal life it has cost him his marriage, another long term romantic relationship, and impacted his role as a father. In spite of the danger and sacrifice, Dr. Romano – lawyer, author, speaker and professor of law, literature, history and philosophy of law at the University of Paris, France- continues to be an advocate for peace in the Middle East .  For more information on Dr. Romano's book or his ongoing drive for peace, please visit: http://www.frankromano-loveandterror4.com  (book)  http://www.frankromano363.blogspot.com/  (blog) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwQ-TYRDIVI  (Interview)  Available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and major online outlets 
Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th edition By Frank Romano  AB Film Publishing  ISBN-13: 978-0989706865

The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster

A Fresh Perspective On A Conflicted Musical Genius

New York , November 22, 2016  – Once revered the world over, Stephen Foster's plantation songs like "Old Folks at Home" and "My Old Kentucky Home," fell from grace in the wake of the Civil Rights movement due to their controversial lyrics. In The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster, A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home" ( Rowman and Littlefield), author JoAnne O'Connell offers a critical reassessment of the life, politics, and legacy of the misunderstood and neglected father of American music.  While Foster embraced the minstrel tradition for a brief time and became famous for it, he refined the genre and infused his songs with sympathy for slaves before abandoning the medium altogether. O'Connell argues that rather than defining Foster by his questionable plantation songs, he should be acknowledged as a prolific composer who concealed his true feelings in his lyrics and wrote in diverse styles to satisfy the changing tastes of his generation. A conflicted musical genius, Foster vacillated between the refined parlor songs approved by his family and the popular plantation style; between the political conservatism of his family and his president brother-in-law James Buchanan, and his own politics of compassion. The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster demonstrates that Foster took a new direction in songwriting during the last years of his life. Isolated from the anti-Lincoln rantings of his family, the Pittsburgh born composer sequestered himself on the Bowery during the Civil War, determined to express his own voice and that of the nation. Although other biographers claim that Foster lost his muse in New York , O'Connell shows that he purposely adopted a new style of song writing that stood in the vanguard of vaudeville, musical comedy, and Broadway, and paved the way for the future of American popular music. Despite alcoholism and depression, Foster still managed to write powerful Civil War songs that he dedicated to Abraham Lincoln; wonderful comic songs that made the war-weary nation smile; and songs in innovative genres that left their mark on the continuum of American music. 
No other biography examines Stephen Foster's life within the political, social, and economic context of his times. His songs in diverse genres touched the hearts of the people and assuaged their suffering during the greatest upheaval in American history. Based on extensive research into previously unpublished documents, The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster is an intimate biography written in a popular style that will appeal to music lovers, Civil War buffs, music historians, and biography readers in general.  JoAnne O'Connell has a background in history and classical vocal music. She earned her PhD at the
University of Pittsburgh . She has taught at colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and Maryland , and currently spends her time researching and writing. For more information, please visit: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442253872  The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster, A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home"  By JoAnne O'Connell Rowman and Littlefield October, 2016 Available in bookstores and museum gift shops Online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442253872  ISBN: 978-1-4422-5386-5 

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One Square Mile of Canada

Montreal is a French island in a predominantly English-speaking country

Montreal skyline

Montreal is The Best City In The World ?

It's known as La Main - "The Main" - and it's the lifeblood of Montreal . For the past three centuries this sweeping avenue, Boulevard St Laurent, has shaped the character of a city in the heart of French-speaking Canada . La Main was once the symbolic dividing line between the city's French and English speaking communities, with the boulevard a soft buffer attracting and absorbing waves of new immigrants. Today, it celebrates a cosmopolitan city with its array of little villages, from the Quartier Chinois, or Chinese quarter, to Little Italy and Portugal , along with strong remnants of an historic Jewish quarter.

What does it mean to be Canadian?

 With Asian trade and support for the monarchy rising, what does Canadian identity mean now?

What the Indians are trying to say, The French came as visitors and now they want the country for themselves?”  So they say "over my dead body" before Quebec becomes a republic. After all, they already killed millions of us since they arrived here. This is not a provocation but just letting them know we are still around and Quebec Nation is not going to happen as long as there are still Indians around. Please send your comments to the editor... MP Maxime Bernier defends language-law quip - Quebecers don't need Bill 101, "Not by imposing [French] and by preventing people from making their own decisions in matters that concern their personal lives."   Quebec militia leader faces death-threat charges Patriotic Militia of Quebec's website   Que. militia worries separatists   Death threats target Quebec English rights group    Letters threaten FLQ attacks in Montreal  Oops! Parti Quebecois are falling apart

QUEBEC NATION?

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Canada launches Arctic seabed quest

How much farther can the Separatist push the envelope to preserve a language that's hard to economically maintain? Aren't we bankrupt yet? Send your comments to charles@montrealtribune.com

Oh Canada How I Love You

The tour was to only last one hour. While the other educator and I waited for their arrival we decided we would not visit the Canadian galleries, since they were in another pavilion at the other end of the museum. We would choose the European Art collection to save time. They arrived twenty minutes late. My group had three mothers with eight children between the ages of two months and nine years old. Two Muslim mothers dressed in hijab and long over-... Quickly it was decided, even though time was limited, that we had to go visit the Canadian galleries. We showed the paintings, sculptures and objects from the Inuit, First Nations along with the first settlers from France and England . The children were mesmerized, listening to the legends and stories of the Canadian people. The mothers asked many insightful questions. As we toured from one gallery to the next, the mother from Benin began unapologetically to nurse her son. She didn’t ask for help or lag behind. She did what came naturally and continued to be an active participant. And the two other mothers? They held the infant’s head as she went to adjust her top and looked after her other child. Mothers from different parts of the world, nurturing, protecting and caring for one another. I witnessed the actions of a community. Being an Art Educator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts affords me the opportunity to meet and interact with many people from all walks of life. I am very fortunate to live in a country where all people have equal rights and are valued for their uniqueness. Ennutsiak Nunavik 1896 – Iqaluit, Nunavut, 1967 Untitled (Birth Scene with Midwives) By Deirdre Potash, 2779 Honore Mercier Vaudreuil-Dorion Quebec J7V 8P5 Deirdre.potash@sympatico.ca (514) 999-8581 www.artwill.ca

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The Montreal Tribune and its publishers are not responsible for all contents in this section. All Rights reserved. Copyright 2007 Conrad David Brillantes. All Questions or inquiries submitted are not edited...posted as they are received. Question: Why on earth the Separatist government of  the late Rene Levesque created the language law known as Bill 101? Answer: Actually, Robert Bourassa, Quebec Premier then started the controversial language law (Bill 22) which was duplicated and made it more complicated by government of Levesque. Note that Bill 101 was declared not valid by the Supreme Court of Canada but because of the veto option given to all provinces under the unfinished Canada constitution headed by Brian Mulroney, precipitated when Pierre Trudeau, prime minister of the day brought home the BNA (British North America Act - Canadian Constitution) to Canada, Quebec was able to maintain the law (Bill 101) ...  

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Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in Italy

Italian police have recovered two famous Van Gogh paintings stolen from an Amsterdam museum in 2002, officials say.

Vincent van Gogh, View of the Sea at Scheveningen, 1882     Vincent van Gogh, Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, 1884 - 1885

Italian police have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen during a dramatic raid on an Amsterdam museum in 2002.

The works were recovered from the Naples mafia, they said. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam said the works were found during a "massive, continuing investigation" by Italian prosecutors and organised crime officials. The paintings were taken when thieves used a ladder and sledgehammers to break into the museum. They were among assets worth millions of euros seized from the Camorra group, Italian reports said. Image copyrightVAN GOGH MUSEUMImage captionVan Gogh's father was a minister at the Reformed Church in Nuenen The theft of the two works, described as priceless, led to criticism of security at the world's major art museums. The thieves broke into the museum through the roof during the night of 6-7 December 2002 and used sledgehammers to break a first-floor window. 

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Painting sale sets $300 million record

Gauguin painting breaks sale record at nearly $300m

Two women look at the painting "Nafea faa ipoipo" (When will you marry?, 1892) by French painter Paul Gauguin on display in the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, 06 February 2015  

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Van Gogh's poppies sells for $61.8m

A floral masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in the closing stages of his life, sells in New York for $61.8m (£38.7m).

Still Life, Vase with Daisies, and Poppies by Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh's striking canvas is dominated by the red of the poppies

A floral masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in the closing stages of his life, has sold in New York for $61.8m (£38.7m). Still Life, Vase with Daisies, and Poppies exceeded its estimate of up to $50m (£31.3m) at the Sotheby's auction. A 1951 piece by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti fetched more than $100m (£62.7m), but fell just short of the record $104.3m (£65.3m) for the artist. A sculpture by Amedeo Modigliani set a new benchmark for his work. Tete, an elongated head created in 1911-12 from a block of limestone scavenged from a Paris building site, was sold for more than $70m (£44.2m). Van Gogh's painting was created at the French home of his doctor just months before his death in 1890 and was one of the few works he sold during his lifetime. But it fell far short of the auction record for a piece by the Dutch artist, which stands at $82.5m (£51.6m). Sotheby's said the painting was bought by a private bidder from Asia . Portrait of Dr Gachet - the physician whose flowers he captured in this latest work to sell - went under the hammer for a record in 1990.

Germany to release confiscated art   -   Owner gives up on 'Chagall' painting    Stolen Rembrandt found 15 years on

Matisse's Femme Assise  Chagall Painting  Rembrandt's painting Child with a Soap Bubble

A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt is recovered in France , 15 years after it was stolen. - The painting measures 60cm by 49cm and was said to be in a good condition

A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt has been recovered in France , 15 years after it was stolen. L'enfant a la bulle de savon (Child with soap bubble), valued at 3.2m euros (£2.7m), was taken from a museum in the southern city of Draguignan in 1999. Two men were arrested in Nice on Tuesday, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP) news agency. Police said they received information that a transaction was due to take place in a hotel the following day. The men, aged 46 and 53, one of whom was described as a former insurer, appeared in court in Nice on Thursday, AFP said. They were reported to be known to police for previous petty crimes. Police are still looking for other suspects.

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Accepting Open bidding for the "Flower"  (left)

Monet and Picasso among art theft

Paintings by artists including Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin and Freud have been stolen from a museum in Rotterdam . Police in the Netherlands said the works were taken from the Kunsthal Museum early on Tuesday morning. The museum is showing works from the Triton Foundation as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The paintings include Monet's Waterloo Bridge , Picasso's Tete d'Arlequin, Matisse's La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune and Freud's Woman with Eyes Closed.  Monet water lilies sells for $43 million    Monet artwork bequeathed by reclusive heiress  "Madame Leon Clapisson": The visualization (right) is produced using advanced image processing software - Conservation scientists in Chicago produce a stunning visualization of how they think a Renoir painting might have looked before its colors faded. Researchers in Chicago have produced a visualization of how they think a Renoir could have looked before its colors faded. The picture of Madame Valentine Clapisson was painted by the great French Impressionist more than 130 years ago. The original's impact has been degraded and dulled by the action of light. But by using the latest analytical tools, conservators have been able to recover a sense of Renoir's rich reds."When we first brought this picture into the conservation studio for examination and removed the frame, we noticed that at the top and at the left-hand side there was a sliver of very intense colour," recalls Dr Francesca Casadio from The Art Institute of Chicago. "This tipped us off to the fact that the mood of this painting that is now pretty cool and restrained with light purples and blues was once far more vibrant," she told BBC News.

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