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Stock market rebel

How one man took on Wall Street and won - As David and Goliath stories go, Brad Katsuyama's is a pretty good one. After some investigation he found that the problem was caused by something called "high frequency trading" (HFT).

Brad Katsuyama

The 38-year-old has taken on billions of dollars of vested interest on Wall Street, and won for the little guy.

By Zoe Thomas BBC Business reporter, New York - His successes were detailed in the best-selling book Flash Boys by Michael Lewis, and apt for a tale that could read like a Hollywood movie script, Sony Pictures bought the film rights. Brad's story started in 2002 when he began working as a stockbroker in New York for the Royal Bank of Canada , aged 24. Buying shares for his clients, Brad kept running into the same problem. It went something like this - his team would go to purchase a bundle of stocks at a certain price. But once they pressed "buy", only part of the order was available, and the price for the rest had gone up.   Fringe antics     Schezwan dosa anyone?

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EU powers to discuss Brexit fallout

The leaders of France , Germany and Italy are set to discuss the fallout of Brexit, as the UK seeks to calm financial markets.

Protesters in Parliament Square, London, 25 June

Leading EU powers will be meeting to discuss the fallout from the UK 's decision to leave the European Union. The leaders of Germany , France and Italy meet in Berlin , with the speed of negotiations for Britain 's exit high on the agenda. UK finance minister George Osborne made a statement to try to calm markets, insisting the economy remained strong. UK shares have remained volatile in the wake of the vote, while the pound fell further against the dollar.  Last Thursday, Britain voted by 52% to 48% to leave the EU. Live Brexit latest     UK suffers leadership gap   'Go back home' - bitter UK backlash     UK in 'position of strength'   UK press on 'plot' to block Brexit    Could Brexit lead to Grexit?   Asian powers' concern over Brexit   EU referendum: Full coverage   Japanese shares up after Brexit rout    Singapore plane catches fire on runway  

Lebanon hit by deadly suicide attacks

At least five people have been killed

Red Cross officials at Qaa, Lebanon (27/06/16)

Christian village hit by multiple suicide attacks    At least five people have been killed in multiple suicide bombings in a mainly Christian village in north-eastern Lebanon , medics say. At least five people have been killed and 15 others wounded in a multiple suicide bomb attack in north-eastern Lebanon , officials and medics say. Four bombers blew themselves up outside a house in the predominantly Christian village of Qaa , close to the border with war-torn Syria . It was not immediately clear who or what the attackers planned to target. Al-Manar TV, which is owned by the militant Shia group Hezbollah, blamed the Sunni jihadist group Islamic State. IS has carried out previous suicide bombings that have killed scores of people in Lebanon, but has not yet said whether it was behind Monday's blasts. Lebanon country profile

Iraq PM hails city's recapture from IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi urges all Iraqis to rejoice, after the recapture of the city of Falluja from Islamic State fighters.

A member of Iraqi counterterrorism forces gestures in Falluja, Iraq, June 26, 2016

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has urged all Iraqis to rejoice, after the recapture of the city of Falluja from Islamic State (IS) fighters.

It came after the army said it had seized the last IS stronghold in the city, 50km (30 miles) west of Baghdad . Mr Abadi appeared on television outside Falluja's main hospital, waving an Iraqi flag. He said the security forces would soon raise the flag in Mosul in the north - the biggest Iraqi city held by IS. "Today our troops liberated Falluja while at the same time our troops are currently fighting in Mosul ," he said. Video IS 'losing ground' in Falluja   Video 'Their screams reach the sky'

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Looking for fun in Australia 's 'boring' election

"Australians have to make a choice between a man who has been disappointing recently and a man who has been disappointing his entire life." That's the scything view of TV comedy writer Scott Abbot of one of the longest election campaigns in Australian history. His men in grey are Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a millionaire former merchant banker, and his Labor rival Bill Shorten, who came to international prominence as a trade unionist during the Beaconsfield mine disaster in Tasmania a decade ago. "It is very boring and dreary. Two months for an election [campaign] is a little bit indulgent from an Australian perspective given that most of our prime ministers don't seem to last that long," Mr Abbot said in Sydney. "As a political comedian I have to say I am jealous when I see Donald Trump running around, or Boris Johnson, and I am sitting here trying to make jokes about company tax cuts and education spending."

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  IS claims suicide attack in Jordan

The so-called Islamic State group says it carried out a suicide attack that killed six Jordanian security personnel on the border with Syria .

Jordanian soldiers carry coffin of comrade in Nahleh village after suicide bomb attack on border with Syria. 21 June 2016

The so-called Islamic State (IS) group has said it carried out a suicide truck-bomb attack that killed six Jordanian security personnel on the border with Syria . A statement said "a fighter of Islamic State" had carried out the attack near a makeshift refugee camp in the remote Rukban area last Tuesday. IS has previously threatened to "break down" Jordan 's borders. The kingdom is part of the US-led coalition against IS. Its military jets have carried out air strikes on militants in Syria . Refugees massed at Jordan border    Why is there a war in Syria?

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'My poor brother lost his life over this'

Family says health system failed mentally ill man

Ten days after 60-year-old Steven Bunce died last March, the Douglas Hospital shut down the group home where he'd lived for years, blaming workers there for incompetence and poor judgment. But Bunce's sister says the Douglas is "trying to pass the buck."

Steven Bunce's sister, Nancy Nadon, says her brother might still be alive if the people responsible for his care hadn't failed him.

Editor's note: Steven Bunce's story by Leah Hendry, first published on June 22, generated a good deal of thoughtful feedback from CBC readers. We are republishing it this weekend, in case you missed it.

If you have a story to share with our team, you can leave a message on our confidential tipline (514-597-5155), send us an email or contact us on Twitter.   Ten days after a mentally ill Montreal man died last March, the Douglas Hospital shut down the group home where he had lived for the past six years, blaming workers there for incompetence and a lack of judgment. Steven Bunce, 60, died from a pulmonary embolism and extensive blood clotting, a month after being rushed to hospital. Bunce's sister, Nancy Nadon, is relieved his former residence is closed but says that doesn't let officials at the  Douglas Hospital off the hook.    READ ALSO: Quebec group-home owners decry lack of supportive housing for mentally ill   Watch Steven Bunce died in March 2016, after both legs and a hand had to be amputated because of an untreated infection.    CBC Investigates Hidden camera reveals ABA therapist interacting 'roughly' with autistic 4-year-old boy    Quebec families turn to private autism therapies — at staggering cost

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Spain PM's win fails to break deadlock

The conservative People's Party of PM Mariano Rajoy wins most seats in Spain 's election but is again short of a majority.

Acting Prime Minister and PP leader Mariano Rajoy at victory rally in Madrid, Spain, June 26, 2016

The conservative People's Party (PP) of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has won most seats in Spain 's parliamentary election but is short of a majority. Spain 's other main party, the Socialist PSOE, is in second place. The left-wing Unidos Podemos alliance and centre-right Ciudadanos are third and fourth. The vote has failed to break six months of political deadlock since December's inconclusive poll. But Mr Rajoy said he had a right to resume office.   Video No majority for Spain's People's Party   Spain's lost months of politics


On stage: The Jacksons, Sugar Sammy, Mike Ward, Juste pour Ados,  Mado Lamothe, Jérémy Demay, the Boogie Wonder Band and many more!

Montréal, Wednesday June, 2016 - From July 16 to 30, the public is invited to come and have laugh in the Quartier des spectacles! On offer are outdoor shows by hilarious comics, internationally renowned artists, major street performance companies and groups of people having fun! There will be fifteen days of outdoor festivities, a hundred different shows, 400 free performances and more than 1,700 artists, including the highly anticipated The Jacksons, who will offer a free performance on the Scène Vidéotron July 20; and Sugar Sammy who will be ending the incredible tour of his show You're gonna rire! A wild schedule of shows, flamboyant artists, the JumOlympiques athletic parade; in short, crazy fun awaits festival attendees at the 34th edition of The Festival Just for Laughs outdoor program presented by Vidéotron in association with Loto-Québec! THE SCÈNE VIDÉOTRON DAZZLES! Every evening, from July 16 to 30 starting at 9 pm , a great new show will be presented free of charge to festival attendees on the Scène Vidéotron in the Place des Festivals. On offer will be humour, legends, imitations and fireworks: something the whole family will enjoy! Not-to-be missed events! Mike Ward will get it all started on July 16 with Mike Ward dans rue; a show that is as bold as it is authentic and hilarious!  Music will be front and centre on July 17 at the Le show 100% inimitable hosted by Joël Legendre and Véronique Claveau! Steeve Diamond, Jean-François Breau, Geneviève Côté, Martin Proulx and Greg Tudeski will join the hosts to deliver some 75 of their best imitations including Céline Dion and Shakira, not to forget Elton John. On July 19, the extravagant Mado Lamothe will be back for the third edition of her highly anticipated, wacky cabaret Mado's got Talent, staged by Pierre Poirier. On Wednesday July 20, the legendary Motown group The Jacksons will set the Place des Festivals on fire singing their hits I Want You Back, I'll be There and ABC and dancing like only they know how! Major get-togethers! July 21 will be the opportunity for music lovers to get together on the Place des Festivals! The entire site will be transformed into a Jardin des chorales where spectators can walk among dozens of choirs who will be singing rich and varied repertoires. Then in the evening, festival attendees should dress in black and white for the Bal en N&B! Hundreds of dancers will move to rhythms inspired by the burlesque imagery of silent film. This celebration of dance is staged by Ghislain Turcotte. Festival attendees will be thrilled during the July 22 to 24 weekend when the German company Titanick will literally ignite the Quartier des spectacles with the incredible show Firebirds! The breathtaking show features crazy pilots in a race that will take place all over the Place des Festivals! The French music group SNOB will accompany their frantic trajectory with trumpets and other instruments! Will the pilots be able to take off? Definitely a race to be watched and definitely not to be missed! Sugar Sammy ends his tour at Just for Laughs! Thursday July 28, at 7 pm , is the qualifying evening for the amazing dancers in the international breakdance competition JPR battle JFL to be followed by the main event: Sugar Sammy with You're Gonna rire! This will be the very last performance of the legendary bilingual show written specifically for Montréal that brings together Anglophones and Francophones. The event will close a 420-date tour that saw ticket sales of 372,000. The very first Juste pour Ados! The very last evening of the festival will feature a very first! On Saturday July 30, the very first Gala Juste pour Ados will take place, beginning at 4 pm!Most of all, the Gala Juste pour Ado, is an explosive show hosted by Pascal Morrissette who will present surprising challenges and crazy performances true to the personalities of the main guests who include Travis Cormier, Pier-Luc Funk, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Phil Roy and Vanessa Pilon. Later during the last evening of the festivities, the Boogie Wonder Band will celebrate its 20th anniversary during an extraordinary celebration that will bring back the wild years of disco!  SCÈNE LOTO-QUÉBEC From July 16 to 30, laughing is front and centre on the Scène Loto-Québec! Le Tournoi d'humour EL DROLE presented by Zoofest / July 16 & 18 to 30  Benoît Fournier / July 16 & 25 to 30  Wonder Trois-Quatre / July 16 & 22   Les Chiclettes / July 16  Olivier Martineau et ses invités de qualité / July 17 & 24  Eddy King / July 17   L'improbable show / July 18 & 19  Viktor le mentaliste / July 20 au 24  Le show des gagnants / July 18   Quitte ou double / July 19, 21 & 25 to 28   La bande à Victor / July 20   Mathieu Cyr et pépé / July 21   Steeve Diamond / July 23   Medhi Bousaidan / July 22 & 23   Jean-Claude Gélinas / July 24 & 25   Stéphane Dumais / July 26 & 29   Le monde merveilleux de Yannick De Martino / July 26   Le Punch Club / July 27 & 28   The Lost Fingers / July 29  Les coups de cœur de Martin Perizzolo / July 29   Fallu et ses meilleurs amis / July 30   Crampe en masse / July 30   La musique des cadets de la région de l'est / July 23 & 24  L'événement prima danse / July 30


Everywhere on the Place des Festivals, special installations enhance the experience of Just for Laughs festival attendees! There is something for everyone to enjoy, including art lovers, children and party animals!  Place de la famille le Lait  During the festival period, La Place de la famille le Lait will open its doors at 1 pm and offer even more rides, activities and fun workshops! A group of madcap characters will lead families into their surreal world and invite them to a enjoy variety of shows until 9 pm ! Delicious frozen yogurt will be offered on site to enjoy! Yummy! As well, Victor will invite the whole family to his very own resort, the Playa del Victor! Old and young alike will be able to have fun in this all-inclusive paradise! Water games, rides, pirate ships and mechanical surfing are on offer for the pleasure of festival attendees! Not to be missed on the Scène Vidéotron July 24: Le Lait Les petites tounes concert where songs from the most recent album of the group Les 4 saisons will be performed.  The Rockstar Melting Pot Block Party   This summer, the third edition of the Rockstar Melting Pot Block Party will be hotter then ever and will have the Quartier des spectacles dancing until the wee hours of the morning! From July 16 to 30, the Esplanade de la Place des Arts will offer an eclectic range of entertainment, with a host of DJs, groups and comics from both here and abroad! Not to be missed-Mike Ward's after party (July 16); Sugar Sammy's end of Quebec tour party with the group The Brooks and DJ Yo-C (July 28); the special event featuring the legendary The Jacksons and the Montreal DJ Jojo-Flores who will keep the party going until dawn (July 20)! The complete two-week schedule of the Rockstar Melting Pot Block Party will be announced shortly and promises to offer the funkiest nights of the summer, which you can follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Special event tickets will be on sale beginning next Monday at  Visual arts contest  Once again this year, the grand visual arts contest will take place and offer the work of some forty international artists.  The theme of the pieces will be "Satire" and they will be exhibited in the containers installed on Ste-Catherine, in front of L'Astral.  Something for your tummy!  Restaurants, food trucks and concessions will be spread out around the Place des Festivals so festival attendees can take a moment to get refreshed, rested and re-energized! On Ste-Catherine, passers-by will find concessions for Kandju candies, Eau Vivre wine and the delicious Chatime teas as well as several food trucks, including Le Smoking BBQ, le Lucille's and le Jerry Ferrer! On the first level of the Esplanade de la Place des Arts opposite of the Scène Loto-Québec, will be the Bistrot SAQ where it will be possible to sit down and enjoy their delicious menu of duck confit, arugula salad and pulled pork! Further along, the Charlot restaurant has been put under the care of Chef Jérôme Ferrer and his team who will serve three- or five-course menus which become even more affordable when combined with the purchase of a V.I.P. passport! Closeby, the Arthur Appleton bar, whose decoration is reminiscent of the Caribbean opens its doors until the wee hours of the morning to keep the party going! A partner in Quebecers' entertainment, Loto-Québec supports events that promise social and economic benefits to the community through its sponsorship program. "Thank you to all our partners, including Just for Laughs, who enable us to contribute to these types of gatherings all across Quebec ," said Lucie Lamoureux, Director, Sponsorships and Social Commitment at Loto-Québec. The Just for Laughs Festival presented by Vidéotron in association with Loto-Québec would like to thank its public partners: the Gouvernement du Québec, the Government of Canada, the Ville de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal. Come one, come all from July 16 to 30 to the Place des Festivals!  For more information, click

Where Quebec arts and culture comes alive from June to September

For Arts Alive! Québec, six Quebec regions band together to create an exciting summer festival series. Take advantage of the season – enjoy day trips to pretty Quebec towns or local area artists

MONTREAL , June 2016 –The English Language Arts Network (ELAN) celebrates the return of Arts Alive! Québec. Between June and September, Hudson, Quebec City, Huntingdon, Knowlton, Wakefield and Montreal's West Island, will host weekend celebrations of Quebec arts and culture. Some communities focus around a main venue and its environs; others transform the entire town. Programming is highly individual, reflecting local tastes, arts and cultures. There’s something different to experience and taste at each region's event, from local artists and visiting headliners to puppet shows, literary activities, contemporary dance, theatre performances, visual arts, chamber music, film, and even a Celtic party! On offer are indoor and outdoor events for all ages, including hands-on creative activities led by musicians, theatre professionals, dancers, filmmakers, and craftspeople. Through the universal language of art, Arts Alive! Québec’s inclusive, family-friendly atmosphere builds bridges between English-speaking and French-speaking communities. Many free events. Arts Alive! Québec is spearheaded by ELAN Executive Director Guy Rodgers. For Rodgers, the festival is about bringing together everyone in the community who shares a love of the arts, “All the art forms are present, including workshops for youth and adults. It is a contagious celebration of high quality local arts and entertaining guest artists.” He confides, “One of the best kept secrets in Quebec is the variety of communities where arts are a driving force.  Arts Alive! Québec is an opportunity to discover several of them at their festive best. Audiences across the regions will easily discover the fun of mixing a road trip, a day trip and the adventure of enjoying entertaining, creative activities in beautiful surroundings.” Regional Arts Alive! Québec representatives are excited and inspired by the upcoming events. For Kate Holbrook, events coordinator at Knowlton’s Townshippers' Association, it is meeting and working with new creative people, “I’d like audiences to discover new friends, and artists to plan cross-pollination between their various genres.” Kerstin Petersson, artistic and managing director of Wakefield ’s Ta Da! Festival enjoys the development of a touring circuit for Quebec artists, “Programming the festival lets us first discover new artists in our region and then highlight them while networking with other communities.” Huntingdon will be hosting a plethora of activities; Rural Arts Project Co-Artistic Director, Tina Bye, says, “People should attend to find other artists or like-minded people, enjoy a day outside under the trees with yummy nibbles and a glass in hand, while appreciating all the talent and resources our little area has.” Kalina Skulska, executive director, Hudson Village Theatre, is proud to announce that “ Hudson ’s Arts Alive! Québec kickoff was terrific; we’re looking forward to ongoing events throughout the season.” Barry McCullough, executive director, Morrin Centre, looks forward to showing that Quebec City 's English-language cultural centre is an artistic hub for all audiences, “I’m eager to showcase English-language culture in our community and allow events with Quebec musicians to be experienced in a new way.” Bringing the community together is paramount for Deirdre Potash, from ArtWill Studio in Montreal ’s West Island . She shares her appreciation of the annual event, “The arts are our humanity. It affords opportunities for pleasure, relaxation, harmony and celebration. It is what we leave to our future generations.” Arts Alive! Québec- Communities celebrating the arts and artists celebrating communities    Hudson - multiple dates (see website)   Quebec City- July 1-3    Huntingdon- August 6   Knowlton- August 26-28   Wakefield- September 9-11   West Island- September 24   About ELAN ELAN (English-Language Arts Network) is a not-for-profit organization that connects, supports, and promotes Quebec ’s English-speaking artists and arts communities. Its members include artists and organizations representing a multitude of artistic disciplines and regions of Quebec . ELAN's philosophy is inclusive, encouraging an evolving Quebec identity that recognizes French as the public language and celebrates social, cultural, and artistic diversity.

Nuit Blanche Toronto announces artists and exhibition locations for 2016

The City of Toronto today announced exhibition locations, as well as some of the artists who will present projects at the 11th edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto. On Saturday, October 1, more than 80 contemporary art projects will be exhibited across the city for 12 hours from sunset to sunrise. Select projects from the popular all-night event will remain on view to the public through Thanksgiving weekend until Monday, October 10.  For 2016, Nuit Blanche Toronto will feature four City-produced exhibitions called "Militant Nostalgia," "And the Transformation Reveals," "Facing the Sky" and "Oblivion." Details about the exhibitions, their curators and participating artists follow and are included in this Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016 preview video Nostalgia Paco Barrágan ( Santiago , Chile ) is the curator of visual arts at Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile and contributing editor for ARTPULSE magazine. His exhibition "Militant Nostalgia" is a meditation on history and time that will feature 10 projects stretching along John Street between Dundas Street and Front Street . Nostalgia functions as a bridge between the collective (history) and the individual (memory), pursuing a reflective inquiry of the past enabling a challenging utopian vision of the future.  Artists featured in this exhibition include Rebecca Belmore (Vancouver) with a project co-produced with the Art Gallery of Ontario entitled "Mzinsin zid negowi-kiing," Santiago Sierra (Madrid, Spain) with "100 Plastic Containers for Human Corpses," and Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky (Toronto/Vancouver) with "The Museum of Broken Watches."  And the Transformation Reveals Camille Hong Xin ( New York ) is a writer and freelance curator who was involved in the Chinese underground art scene in the '90s. "And the Transformation Reveals" will explore the mystery of transformation and metamorphosis, with projects spread along Bay Street from Dundas Street to Front Street . Hong Xin's exhibition suggests a process where essence and/or appearance are reconfigured to discover and illuminate inner poetry, emotional conflicts and spiritual inquiries in specific narrations between time and space, history and memory, nature and greed, and life and death.  Artists include Daniel Canogar (Madrid, Spain) with "Asalto Toronto," Lisa Park (New York) and guest artist Peggy Baker (Toronto) with "Eunoia II" and Kurt Bigenho (New York/Los Angeles) with "Everyone Thinks the Same Thought."  Facing the Sky  Louise Déry ( Montreal ), director of the Galerie de l'UQAM (Université du Québec) has received the Hnatyshyn Award for curatorial excellence (2007) and the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts (2014). "Facing the Sky" is a contemplation of the intangible power of the sky and a consideration of its fragility featuring 10 projects along the waterfront between Bay Street and Harbourfront Centre. The exhibition will evoke one's place in the sky, starting level with the ground and reinvent the geography of the night to introduce a world of bright stars and black holes, of dreams as much as fear, of survival and apocalypse, and of heaviness and weightlessness.  Artists include Julie C. Fortier (Rennes, France) with "Smelling the Sky," Zacharias Kunuk (Igloolik, Nunavut) with "Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change," and Myriam Yates (Sherbrooke, Quebec) with "Planetarium/Terminal."  Oblivion Janine Marchessault ( Toronto ) is a curator, author and founder of York University ’s Future Cinema Lab. Michael Prokopow ( Toronto ) is a historian, curator, critic and faculty member at OCAD University . Previous Nuit Blanche Toronto curators, Marchessault and Prokopow return to the event with their exhibition "Oblivion." Three monumental projects will be located at Nathan Philips Square and in City Hall.  The three projects will explore the elemental aspects of cosmic existence: "Death of the Sun" from Director X ( Toronto ), "Pneuma" from Floria Sigismondi ( Los Angeles ), and "Ocean" from Phillip Beesley ( Toronto ), sponsored by H&M. Autonomous and connected, these works encourage reflection on the immensities, vulnerabilities and breathtakingly terrifying realities of the universe.  Travel packages  Visitors travelling to Toronto for Nuit Blanche can take advantage of special one-night and weekend packages starting from $90 at seven downtown hotels including: Bond Place Hotel, the Grand Hotel and Suites Toronto, Madison Manor Boutique Hotel, Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront, the Ivy at Verity Boutique Hotel, Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto and the Westin Harbour Castle .  Visitors who book a two-night stay with any Nuit Blanche Toronto hotel partner will receive an invitation to Behind The Nuit featuring an exclusive sneak-peek experience of the exhibition "Oblivion" at City Hall on the evening of Friday, September 30. This special event will enable visitors to experience the work while learning more about the curators, the artists and their creative process.  Bond Place Hotel, the Grand Hotel and Suites Toronto, Madison Manor Boutique Hotel, Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront, the Ivy at Verity Boutique Hotel and Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto are also offering special packages through October 10 for visitors who want to take advantage of the extended projects. 
More information about travel packages and special offers is available at  High resolution images and background information about the curators is available to media at  Nuit Blanche Toronto is the city's annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of
Toronto in collaboration with Toronto ’s arts community. Since 2006, this award-winning event has featured more than 1,300 art installations by nearly 4,600 artists and has generated over $268 million in economic impact for Toronto . Nuit Blanche Toronto is part of a 10 day program which includes Extended Projects. Look for information and updates at, on Facebook at, Twitter at @nuitblancheTO and Instagram at @nuitblancheTO. Event hashtag is: #nbTO16.  Toronto is Canada 's largest city, the fourth largest in North America , and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.  International Media Contact:  Justine Palinska   Media Relations Supervisor   Economic Development & Culture    City of Toronto   416-395-7318 | 

  A Way of Life on the Adirondack Coast Agriculture

Plattsburgh, NY– 6/16/2016 – The Adirondack Coast is easily characterized by a working landscape allowing for a thriving industry of local agriculture, including dairy farms, apple orchards, vineyards, sugar shacks and farm stands. Not only do these family-run enterprises define our landscape – they also define our way of life. Agriculture, A Way of Life on the Adirondack Coast Agriculture Events Taking Place Near Lake Champlain During Summer 2016 Plattsburgh, NY– 6/16/2016 – The Adirondack Coast is easily characterized by a working landscape allowing for a thriving industry of local agriculture, including dairy farms, apple orchards, vineyards, sugar shacks and farm stands. Not only do these family-run enterprises define our landscape – they also define our way of life. Farms and Farm Museums More than 120 dairy farms on the Adirondack Coast house nearly 20,000 dairy cows. Some of the largest family-owned dairy farms in New York State call this land home, contributing to the 380 million pounds of milk produced on the coast annually – milk you’ll find in Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, McCadam Cheese and various Cabot products, like butter, cheese and Greek yogurt. Give life on the farm a try, participating in preserved practices that bring historic depictions of the everyday rural and farm experience to life. Upcoming Farm Events   Downtown Rising: Fridays 4-7pm June-August in Trinity Park in Plattsburgh, NY   Plattsburgh Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 9am-2pm May-October in the Durkee Street Lot in Plattsburgh, NY   Woodworking Weekend: June 18-19 at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum in Peru, NY   Hay and Grain Harvest and Antique Tractor Weekend: August 20-21 at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum in Peru, NY    6th Annual Kids Fair and Festival: September 24-25 at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum in Peru, NY    Harvest Weekend: October 15-16 at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum in Peru, NY   Adirondack Coast Wine Trail Grapes grown on the Adirondack Coast are hybrids of European grapes and hardy American rootstock, capable of withstanding cold, harsh temperatures. Many of these grapes were introduced to the world within the last 10-15 years, providing visitors with a truly unique tasting experience. These wines embody the character of the Adirondack Coast – rugged and wild, yet relaxed boasting a casual warmth. There are seven wineries and cideries along the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail, traveling 33 miles through 


"This project was major undertaking for team here, and I'm honored by this award. This Emmy belongs not just to Mountain Lake PBS , but to the entire community who came together to bring this entire project to life," said Erik Nycklemoe, President and CEO of Mountain Lake PBS .

Plattsburgh , NY – June, 2016 Mountain Lake PBS has claimed a second Emmy statuette for a documentary, a twin to sit beside its first. The film Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America won in the "Outstanding Documentary" category at the 39th Boston/New England Regional Emmy Awards ceremony this month.  This marks the second Emmy win for arts producer Paul Larson, whose last major documentary also took home the award. "The competition is tough every year," Larson said, "but this time it felt exceptionally hard.  We set out to tell the story of how one small American community is enriched by the Tibetan arts and connected to the rest of the world through them.  The unexpected benefits of the arts is my absolute favorite theme for programs I produce.  I'm elated the judges have honored our entire community-wide effort with their decision."  Arts in Exile chronicles the creation of the Tibetan arts festival held last fall in Plattsburgh, New York, exploring how the city in northern New York was inspired by the culture of Tibet from across the globe.  The documentary examines how several Tibetan refugees use the arts to raise awareness about the global problems they face and to keep their culture alive. The program features insight from Tibet House President Dr. Robert Thurman, and the talents of photographer Sonam Zoksang, freedom singer Techung, thangka painter Tsering Phuntsok, monks Lobsang Dorjee and Yeshi Dorjee, wood carver Tashi Dholak, and many other visual artists and performers. "Collaborating with world-class artists who demonstrated traditions that are centuries old, traditions struggling for survival now, added a polish to the credibility of the story, in addition to the interview with one of the world's leading Tibetan issues experts, Dr. Thurman," Larson said. Larson said he shares this award with the director of photography Daniel McCullum and editor Michael C. Hansen.  "Their talents helped give this film a very slick presentation that plays well at home, as well as on the big screen, which we saw when the Strand Center for the Arts honored it with a premiere in its historical auditorium," Larson said, adding that other large screen showings are in the works. Arts in Exile producer Paul Larson took home a regional Emmy for his 2013 documentary Songs to Keep:  Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector, which also included the talents of videographer Daniel McCullum. Also this spring, Arts in Exile received a New York State Broadcasters Association award in the "Outstanding Documentary" category. "This is a wonderful example of how important community partnerships are to our ability to fulfill our mission and our promise to engage and serve our entire viewership area. I could not be more proud of the talented team here at Mountain Lake PBS ," Bill McColgan, Director of Production and Content at Mountain Lake PBS , said. The Arts in Exile documentary is one component of the 2015 Festival of Tibetan Arts & Culture of the Adirondack Coast .  The festival, organized in part by restaurant owners Tenzin and Yangchen Dorjee and SUNY Anthropology Professor Amy Mountcastle, included performances by the Adirondack Youth Orchestra, an exhibition at SUNY Plattsburgh, and the creation of a tile mural led by artist Sue Burdick Young and the Plattsburgh Renewal Project with support from the Strand Center for the Arts. This festival was funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This multi-partner, collaborative community initiative was envisioned and facilitated in large part by Janine Scherline, Director of Development at Mountain Lake PBS , who also served as the grant writer, through the Regional Economic Development Council Consolidated Funding Process. "This documentary skillfully tells the story of this year-long multi-partner initiative showcasing the unique ability of the arts to build communities, and at the same time explores how one small community can be impacted by a global issue as large and distant as the Tibetan diaspora," said Scherline. "I hope the project and resulting film will inspire communities to discover their unique connections to the world at large."   Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America tied with Omaha Beach Honor and Sacrifice from the World War II Foundation/Ocean State Video for the Emmy, in a contest among six nominated documentaries.  The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences distributes Regional Emmy® Awards in 20 regions across the United States . To celebrate the Emmy win, Mountain Lake PBS will air Arts in Exile on Friday, July 8 at 10pm , Sunday, July 10 at 6pm , and Wednesday, July 13 at noon . More information about Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America    -

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How one man took on Wall Street and won - As David and Goliath stories go, Brad Katsuyama's is a pretty good one. After some investigation he found that the problem was caused by something called "high frequency trading" (HFT).

Brad Katsuyama

The 38-year-old has taken on billions of dollars of vested interest on Wall Street, and won for the little guy.

By Zoe Thomas BBC Business reporter, New York - His successes were detailed in the best-selling book Flash Boys by Michael Lewis, and apt for a tale that could read like a Hollywood movie script, Sony Pictures bought the film rights. Brad's story started in 2002 when he began working as a stockbroker in New York for the Royal Bank of Canada , aged 24. Buying shares for his clients, Brad kept running into the same problem. It went something like this - his team would go to purchase a bundle of stocks at a certain price. But once they pressed "buy", only part of the order was available, and the price for the rest had gone up.   Fringe antics     Schezwan dosa anyone?

Taxing Canadian airports means taxing travelers, too

Montreal , June  2016 – Canadian airports have recently enjoyed a temporary break thanks to lower fuel prices and the weakness of the loonie, but the taxes and charges imposed on them by government remain too high and undermine the competitiveness of the Canadian airline sector, shows a Viewpoint published today by the MEI.  It is worth noting that in 2015, Canada was ranked 130th out of 138 countries in terms of ticket taxes and charges imposed on airports. Ultimately, it is Canadian travellers who foot the bill. They not only have to pay higher prices for plane tickets, but they also end up with fewer choices in terms of international routes. Indeed, Canadian airports have to pay rent to the federal government that can represent up to 12% of their revenues. For example, the Montreal Airport Authority (ADM) will have contributed $48 million in 2014. "Replacing the current system of excessive rents based on a percentage of gross revenues with a tax on companies' profits would encourage airports to develop their infrastructure more and to reduce the fees charged to carriers and consumers," argues Alexandre Moreau, author of the Viewpoint and Public Policy Analyst at the MEI. To this is added the municipal property taxes that airports must pay. Property taxes in Montreal are among the highest in Canada . The Montreal Airport Authority had to pay the City of Montreal the equivalent of $41 million in property taxes in 2014. "If the goal of Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is really to improve the positioning of the city in order to remain competitive and attract new direct air links, his administration should make an extra effort to reduce the municipal tax burden," adds Alexandre Moreau. As for the federal government, it should abolish the rental system in the interests of the Canadian airline industry as a whole. The Viewpoint entitled "The Charges and Taxes That Undermine the Competitiveness of Canadian Airports" was prepared by Alexandre Moreau, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI. This publication is available on our website. 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.  The Charges and Taxes That Undermine the Competitiveness of Canadian Airports    Canadian airports have recently enjoyed a temporary break thanks to lower fuel prices and the weakness of the loonie, but the taxes and charges imposed on them by government remain too high and undermine the competitiveness of the Canadian airline sector, shows a Viewpoint published today by the MEI

Chancing your arm in business?

 Want to become bulletproof? Entrepreneur's book extols the importance of cojones in business

Child-biting, Chorizo and Chancing Your Arm: How I Made It Big in Britain is the success story of David García González a Spaniard who came to the UK and built one of the most successful translation and localisation businesses in Britain . In his book he bares all and provides readers with the tools to translate their own unique life circumstances into success and triumph. United Kingdom – Spanish-born entrepreneur David García González launches Child Biting, Chorizo, and Chancing Your Arm, his new book about a mischievous boy who migrated from Spain to the U.K. and became an award-winning CEO .  David's book demonstrates how guts, honesty and optimism can bring success in life and business and that language is no barrier to success. Synopsis: What does it take to be a successful business owner in a foreign country? This book tells one man's extraordinary story of business and personal success against the odds. In this unflinchingly honest account of David's journey, you'll discover how an ordinary person can become a high achiever and do amazing things. Read this book, apply its lessons, and you too can become bulletproof in life and in business. David García González is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and CEO of GoLocalise, one of the UK 's most successful translation and localisation businesses. This candid, witty and irreverent autobiography gives you a rare insight into what it takes to translate your life and circumstances into success. Cutting through the management speak and technical flim-flam, the author offers readers the benefit of the often harsh lessons he has learnt along the way to being the owner of a thriving localisation business, and underlines the importance of allowing these lessons to forge a path to reaching goals. David's joy in the power and meaning of words is manifested in interludes throughout the book.  Read about a leading telecom company's wise choice to retract the potentially provocative slogan 'The future's bright, the future's Orange ' from its advertising campaign in Northern Ireland ,; and learn how a clumsy Spanish translation of an American airline that urged its passengers to 'vuela en cueros' or 'fly naked'. These pleasing passages are weaved throughout the story and help reinforce the business insights in the book that have as much power to give a step up to experienced business owners as they do to those setting up fledgling enterprises. David García González says: "Over the past decade I have lived by the ethos that the result is worth far more than the effort you put in", and Child-biting, Chorizo and Chancing Your Arm is living evidence. Whichever cards we are dealt in life, we are all able to become 'bulletproof', I would like to show you how." This is a tale, which is unflinchingly honest in its outlook, embracing personal and professional challenges that we will all be familiar with, but shining an entirely new light on them. The author of Child-biting, Chorizo and Chancing Your Arm spent 18-hour days working, self-educating, failing, and then trying again. Readers will take as much from David's mistakes as they do from his keys to success, but it is the candour and pluckiness, which sets this story apart from other entrepreneurial accounts. Willing to live by dutifully noted lessons learned from famous entrepreneurs, under-performing employees, inspirational business acquaintances and his mum, David demonstrates the epitome of the 'glass half full' attitude that is needed by many migrants to the UK in order to progress. As David proves, when you can use setbacks to your advantage, there really is no turning back! David García-González says "I am a firm believer that if you apply time, effort and positive thought to becoming bulletproof, it will make you a better version of yourself in life and business. The best version of you will be better off financially, happier, more fulfilled, respected among those you care about, and able to pass on your expertise to others. All it takes is applying the above lesson and continued effort." According to Business Mentor of the Year 2015, Martin Norbury, David "embodies the true spirit of an entrepreneur", and the autobiographical book, which has won admirers for the charm and openness of its delivery, tracks David's journey from a background marked by personal tragedy in a small Spanish town to the hyper-competitive business hub of London, where he achieved success against all odds. Child-biting, Chorizo and Chancing Your Arm by David García González can be purchased on Amazon - ISBN-10: 1781331847. ISBN-13: 978-1781331842. Publisher: Rethink Press Limited.  For more information, or if you'd like a review copy of Child-biting, Chorizo and Chancing Your Arm, please contact or call 075 952 17452.   See more at: Follow the author on Twitter: @GoDavidGG. Like David on Facebook: David García-González. Use the hashtag #ChildBitingChorizoAndChancingYourArm for updates. Subscribe to David's YouTube channel: David Garcia-Gonzalez.

Soros warns of Brexit threat to pound

 Legendary investor George Soros has warned of "serious consequences" for British jobs and finances if the country leaves the EU.

George Soros

Billionaire investor George Soros (pictured) says sterling will fall "precipitously" after a Brexit vote and it is "wishful thinking" that living standards will not be hit. Legendary investor George Soros has warned of "serious consequences" for British jobs and finances if the country leaves the EU. Writing in the Guardian, he said sterling would "decline precipitously" if the Leave camp won Thursday's vote. Meanwhile, former retail bosses of the UK 's biggest chains warned the price of essentials such as food and clothing would rise in the event of a Brexit. But Vote Leave said the UK would be more prosperous outside the EU. "The EU is costly, bureaucratic and blind to the impact it has had on people's wages and soaring energy bills," said Vote Leave chief executive Matthew Elliott, who accused Mr Soros of wanting to give more power to Brussels . Mr Soros made a fortune betting against the pound on Black Wednesday in 1992, when Britain left the ERM, and said Brexit would cause even bigger disruption.    Business  Brexit 'could mean London losing jobs'   Brexit 'threatens UK digital influence'   PM 'told migration target impossible'   Campaigns set for BBC Wembley EU debate

Rajan to step down at India central bank

Raghuram Rajan, the governor of India 's central bank, is to step down in early September at the end of his term.

Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan, the governor of India 's central bank, is to step down in early September at the end of his term.

He had been expected to stay on in the role but will return to academia. Mr Rajan had been "open" to continuing after his initial three-year term, but has made his move after "due reflection and consultation with the government". The former IMF economist, who was one of the few to predict the 2008 financial crisis, has been praised for his handling of the Indian economy. It is now the fastest growing major economy in the world. However he has faced pressure from a faction within Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party for keeping interest rates high. There has also been criticism that he had begun to stray into politics. Business   India economy sees 7.6% annual growth   Video India's unemployment problem

Libya claims $1.2 billion from Goldman Sachs

The Libyan Investment Authority said that Goldman Sachs gained its trust and then abused it by encouraging it to participate in complex trades that it did not understand.

Libyan oil generates cash

Libya 's $67bn national investment fund is seeking damages from Goldman Sachs, saying the bank encouraged it to make complex, money-losing investments. The Libyan Investment Authority, which runs the fund, is looking to claw back $1.2bn (£840m) it says was lost through nine disputed trades conducted in 2008. The Libyans said the trades were made under "undue influence". Goldman said the claims were without merit and it would fight them vigorously.  The trial started on Monday at the High Court in London .

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'Not a joke'

The Bollywood stars finding fame in Hollywood

Priyanka Chopra with her People's Choice Award

Priyanka Chopra is tipped to pick up the Best Supporting Actress gong at this weekend's International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, but she currently hasn't signed any more Hindi films. Instead, Chopra has spent most of this year in the US , shooting for her debut Hollywood movie - the Baywatch reboot - opposite Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Zac Efron. She has starred in more than 50 Indian films since being crowned Miss World in 2000. After a short stint as a Universal Music Group recording artist, Chopra found wide fame in America when she signed a talent holding deal with ABC Studios, leading to her television debut in Quantico . The crime thriller has been renewed for a second season and bagged Chopra the Favourite Actress in a New TV Series gong at this year's People's Choice Awards



New York , NY ( June  2016 )—Is there ANY live experience like KISS on stage?

On August 26, 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment will unleash KISS Rocks Vegas on DVD+CD ($21.98), Blu-ray+CD ($26.98), DVD+2LP ($39.98), and Deluxe Edition DVD+Blu-ray+2CD ($79.98). Captured in the midst of their 40th Anniversary World Tour, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers sonically shook Vegas during their residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in November 2014. This Sin City set sizzles with KISS classics from across their 44 album legacy: “Rock And Roll All Night,” “ Detroit Rock City ,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “Love Gun,” and more. As a bonus feature, Kiss Rocks Vegas includes a seven-song acoustic set. Punctuated with pyrotechnics galore, the film presents the fire, electricity, and one-of-a-kind rock experience that earned KISS over 100 million sales globally. The Deluxe Edition of KISS Rocks Vegas is presented as a hardcover package with a 12X12 book, boasting photos from the show and an exclusive CD.  “We Rocked and Vegas Rolled ! This was Epic In Your Face KISS ! We got Up close and personal, I think Rock and Roll fans will really enjoy this spectacle that only KISS can deliver.”  - Paul Stanley  “KaBOOM! We blew up the Joint at The Hard Rock in Vegas like never before. We are very proud of this and know that you will be blown away as well.”  -Gene Simmons KISS has been a solid mainstay in the music industry for four decades, and were recently honored by their peers with the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015. With over 40 years of record-breaking global tours and the expanse of loyal KISS Army members worldwide, KISS continues to entrance generations with their mammoth live prowess, which is on big, bold, LOUD display on KISS Rocks Vegas.   KISS (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer) is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hire A Hero” program, The Legacy Organization in  Australia , Help for Heroes United Kingdom and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Groups Wounded Warriors Support Foundations   For more information, visit  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.

Meat Loaf collapses on stage in Canada

US rock star Meat Loaf collapses on stage during a concert in the Canada , with local police reportedly responding to a medical call.

Meat Loaf in 2012

US rock star Meat Loaf has collapsed on stage during a concert in Canada .

Video footage from Thursday's concert in Edmonton shows the singer, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, falling on stage during his performance. Earlier in the week he had cancelled shows in Moose Jaw and Calgary , saying he was ill. The 68-year-old is one of the most successful recording artists of all time with hits including Bat Out of Hell. He was performing another hit, I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That), when he dropped his microphone and fell to the floor, video footage showed.

It's happening!

Live video taken at the Montreal Casino: Melina Soochan and the Masters of Groove performing Tracy Chapman's "Give me One Reason" 

Montreal singer-songwriter and arts entrepreneur!

 Finally, summer has arrived! And with it a whole lot of fun developments. I'm happy to announce that I've been given a residency at the House of Jazz Laval. I'll be performing every Friday and Saturday evening for the cocktail and dinner hour for the month of June. Hope to see you there!  Also, check out the new video above of my band, The Masters of Groove, performing one of my favorite tunes, Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason". It was filmed live from the Casino of Montreal.

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Ginger 'option for morning sickness

Taking ginger or using acupressure on the wrist may help some women with mild morning sickness, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) says.

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Its guidance suggests these therapies could offer alternatives to women who want to avoid medication. But it says anti-sickness drugs and hospital treatment are important in more severe cases. The recommendations are in line with advice from NHS watchdog the NICE. Nausea and vomiting affects about 80% of pregnant women. 'Lack of understanding' For many, it disappears within the first four months - though symptoms are not confined to the morning hours as its commonly used name suggests. In its first guidance on the issue, the RCOG says treatment can vary around the UK and there is an occasional lack of understanding of the condition's severity. Its guidelines weigh up the evidence for a range of treatments - including complementary therapies - and set out specific options depending on how severe the condition is. Anti-sickness drugs can help in the many cases, it says. And some women may need day visits to hospitals or longer admissions for fluids and medication.  Health 

Turning Off Stress By Inviting Tranquility And Inspiration In With The Simple Act Of Coloring

Deerfield Beach, FL, June 20, 2016 - Just when a sympathetic heart seems like it can't take anymore, reach for something to help quiet the mind and ease the soul. Inkspirations coloring books for adults offer a way to turn off negativity while healing the spirit. Art therapy has long proven its effects as an aid in emotional and mental restoration, and it is not news that coloring as active meditation reduces stress and quiets thoughts. However, from the original publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul now comes a line of coloring books ready to encourage, inspire, and help worries fade. Whether coloring with friends, family, or on your own, it doesn't take much to color your day a little brighter. With moving quotes alongside unique and graceful images, Inkspirations coloring books include a wide array of themes to help express creativity and enjoy therapy through coloring. To start overcoming heartache, releasing tensions, and building positive energy, readers can visit the new Inkspirations website, The website is a reader's portal to a more colorful world, giving a peek at the wide spread of unique pages Inkspirations has to offer, and some highly anticipated releases. On coloring lists now:  •    Inkspirations in the Garden (June 2016)
Anyone blessed with a green thumb knows that a garden is nature's haven, and when properly tended can transform a patch of ground into a place of splendor that abounds with intoxicating colors, scents, and wildlife. Inkspirations in the Garden celebrates gardens in all their glory, from images of delightful cottage gardens to well-manicured rose gardens, from lush tropical gardens to relaxing Zen gardens. The original designs feature exquisite floral patterns to color and customize, plus heartwarming scenes of loveable backyard critters, like ladybugs and bumblebees, and even the squirrels and rabbits who sometimes become our garden nemeses. Inkspirations in the Garden pays homage to those who make weeds into wonders and have been enriched by gardening's lessons about a life well-tended and nurtured. Please visit: •    Inkspirations Animal Kingdom (June 2016) For coloring enthusiasts looking for inspiration, nature provides a dazzling array of colors and patterns – the bold black stripes on a tiger's back, the kaleidoscope of teals in a peacock's plumes, the fiery orange of a fox's coat, or the rainbow of colors in a macaw's feathers. Now you can add your own burst of color with Inkspirations Animal Kingdom, which showcases more than thirty beautifully detailed designs of a menagerie of animals large and small. Paired with inspiring quotes and heartfelt lessons we humans can learn from our animal counterparts, this book will uplift and inspire whether you are an avid colorist or an armchair explorer. For information, please visit: Also see for:  •    Inkspirations for Women (March 2016)  •    Inkspirations for Recovery (February 2016)   Coloring to come:   •    Inkspirations for a Happy Heart (June 2016)  
Sharing more than 30 original designs to make your own, plus motivating mantras to help you relax, unwind, and greet each day with renewed optimism and creative energy. Whether you're new to coloring or a gel-pen aficionado, you may have already admired the artistic creations of Diane Yi, whose stunning artwork has been shared, pinned, or colored around the world. With Diane's style of intricate details with exquisite flourishes, Inkspirations for a Happy Heart provides a perfect canvas that will inspire you to color your world a little brighter. Please see:   ●    Inkspirations for Cat Lovers (July 2016)   Cats are curious, regal, intelligent, and playful. They oblige us humans by allowing us to share our lives and hearts with them. Inkspirations for Cat Lovers celebrates the magic, mystery, and merriment of cats throughout the seasons, from Siamese to the Sphynx, Abyssinians to Persians, Maine Coons to calicos, and more. From long-haired to short-haired and everything in between, you will find more than 30 original designs that celebrate the many ways in which cats bring joy (and fur!) into our lives. Inkspirations for Cat Lovers is a fitting tribute to our whiskered companions who color our world brighter every day. Please see:   For more information, please contact Kim Weiss at (800) 851-9100 ex. 9212, or

The Benefits of Pharmaceutical Innovation: Health, Longevity, and Savings
Pharmaceutical innovation has not only revolutionized the field of health care and significantly contributed to the fight against cancer, but it also allows Canadian governments to save billions of dollars. This is the general thrust of a Research Paper published today by the MEI, prepared by Frank R. Lichtenberg, Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and internationally renowned expert in this field of research. New drugs save lives, and save the Canadian health care system billions of dollars 
Montreal , June 15, 2016 – Pharmaceutical innovation has not only revolutionized the field of health care and significantly contributed to the fight against cancer, but it also allows Canadian governments to save billions of dollars. This is the general thrust of a Research Paper published today by the MEI, prepared by Frank R. Lichtenberg, Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and internationally renowned expert in this field of research. Indeed, taking into account just the effects of new cancer drugs, Canadian governments registered savings of $4.7 billion in hospital expenditure in 2012 alone, whereas total spending on cancer drugs, old and new, was an estimated $3.8 billion that same year. "If no new drugs had been registered from 1980 to 1997, the number of hospital days in 2012 would have been almost twice as high," says Professor Lichtenberg, who has published numerous articles on the issue in a variety of scientific journals. "This represents in one single year net savings of at least $900 million for the Canadian health care system." The costs of new pharmaceuticals are often the subject of critical media coverage, but their benefits are rarely mentioned. Yet pharmaceutical innovation is responsible for a large part of long-term improvements in the health and longevity of patients. For example, the premature (before age 75) cancer mortality rate declined by 8.4% from 2000 to 2011 in Canada . This rate would instead have increased by 12.3% in the absence of pharmaceutical innovation, implying that 105,366 years of potential life before age 75 would have been lost in 2011 alone.  "Although new drugs are expensive, this cost is small when compared with the benefits they provide for patients," argues Professor Lichtenberg. The publication also points out that financial incentives are a prerequisite for the industry to sustain a robust rate of pharmaceutical innovation. "It is important for drugs to be appropriately priced in order for manufacturers to have the proper incentives to invest in the development of new molecules, a very risky process that can be very expensive for the innovating company," argues Youri Chassin, Research Director at the MEI. The Research Paper entitled The Benefits of Pharmaceutical Innovation: Health, Longevity, and Savings was prepared by Frank R. Lichtenberg, Courtney C. Brown Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Business and Associate Researcher at the Montreal Economic Institute. This publication is available on our website. 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.

The State of our Public Health care System (medicare)

by Mc Gill Professor Dr. Isabelle Leblanc - Isabelle Leblanc heads Quebec 's Physicians for Public Health Care.(MQRP) She is a professor in family medicine at Mc Gill University and an ardent advocate for a fair, open and public health care system. She holds an M.A. degree in Anthropology and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Ottawa . She will speak about the threats to the accessibility and equity of Quebec 's Public Health Care System and how the recent changes are setting up the stage for a privatization of our medical and health care system in general. Her talk will be followed by a period of discussion & exchange. Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 . - Place: Concordia University , School of Community & Public Affairs, 2149 Mckay St (between Sherbrooke & De Maisonneuve Blvd.) 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:  (sponsored by the Concordia's Student Association)

Doctorless clinics: Why not let patients decide?

The "super clinics" project, announced just a few weeks ago by Health Minister Gaétan Barrette, is bumping up against various obstacles and attracting serious criticism, whereas an efficient and cost-effective solution for improving access to health care already exists. Indeed, "super nurse" clinics, which have seen the light of day over the course of the past year, are now allowing thousands of Quebecers to enjoy quick access to front-line care. Yet the government insists on maintaining a rigid, physician-centric model rather than allowing innovative solutions like doctorless clinics to emerge. July 7th and 8th, 2016, in Aix-en-Provence (France), the International Center for Research on Environmental Issues (ICREI), in collaboration with the Institute for Economic Studies – Europe, is holding its tenth international conference on the theme of "Environmental Entrepreneurship." To find out more, or to register, visit the ICREI's website.

'Move Olympics over Zika' call rejected

More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed due to the Zika outbreak - but the World Health Organization rejects this.

The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro overlooks the Maracana Stadium

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected a call to move or postpone this summer's Rio Olympic Games over the Zika outbreak.

It said this would "not significantly alter" the spread of the virus, which is linked to serious birth defects. In an open letter to the WHO, more than 100 leading scientists had said new findings about Zika made it "unethical" for the Games to go ahead. They also said the global health body should revisit its Zika guidance. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said it sees no reason to delay or move the Games because of the mosquito-borne disease. The outbreak began in Brazil a year ago, but now more than 60 countries and territories have continuing transmission. Zika outbreak: What you need to know   Travel advice

Superbugs to 'kill every three seconds'

Key unanswered questions     What you need to know     'The worst day of my life'      The mosquito menace    Pfizer acts over lethal injections   Is the death penalty dying out?   '25% of pregnancies' end in abortion    Dangerous abortions 'on the rise'   Video The women 'shouting' their abortions   Full article '25% of pregnancies' end in abortion   Shorter treatment 'will help tackle' TB    Zika virus 'shrinks brains' in tests    Yellow fever 'global emergency' warning   NHS patients sent home with little support   Being overweight 'now less unhea   Health  Ebola: Mapping the outbreak   How Ebola changed the world   Key unanswered questions    What you need to know     'The worst day of my life'    The mosquito menace    Tribeca festival withdraws MMR film    Zika 'World Cup theory' dismissed    Cancer scans 'reduce risky operations'    'Too many' Easter eggs sees A&E warning    Weaker drinks 'to beat health problems'    Trial aims to 'stall' type 1 diabetes    Full article Trial aims to 'stall' type 1 diabetes    China anger at illegal vaccine ring    Row over HIV prevention drug Prep    South Korea confirms first Zika case    Two new Ebola cases in Guinea    Panama reports Zika baby brain case    Meet the hospital 'pyjama fairies'   Cancer survivor meets her life-saver    How to dodge air pollution in a city    How I rescued my son from addiction   How do you get in?    'Taxis avoid wheelchair users'    Synthetic bug given 'fewest genes'    Frog foam could deliver drug therapy

The Art of Solace - Fifteen Tips for Pushing through the Discomfort and Truly Connecting with a Chronically Ill Person
Few of us know how to act around a very sick person. And yet, what we say (and don’t say) makes a huge impact. Here are some practical skills for caregivers, family members, and anyone else who wants to make a meaningful difference in a very difficult time. By Walter St. John, Ed.D. 

Medical Words - Explained -  Do you want to know what those medical terms means at all? Like, E. coli infection   Ankylosing spondylitis   Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder   Hepatitis B or C    Schizophrenia   Click the above link and you shall find out. Keep this vital info into your note book, so,  from time to time you’d know what medical science people are a talking about. The listing is from A to Z. Check it out now! (cdb)

Milestone in medical human 'cloning'?

What's a stroke?    Video 'Never thought it would happen to me'   Video How to spot the signs of a stroke?   Stem cell stroke therapy assessed   Click here for the latest news on stroke Soy may benefit stroke patients Helping stroke patients to speak    Music 'can aid stroke recovery'  Stroke risk peaks every 12 hours   Heart drug may help threat stroke   Stroke struggle: 'They said I would never become a doctor'   Stroke patients to test sensors   What's Killing Canadians?   What's the "Marburg" Virus?  More disease cures check archives   Magnetic field 'aids coma victim'  Institute of Food Research British Nutrition Foundation   Mind power moves paralyzed limbs  Surfing the web is good for your brain   Fatty acids clue to Alzheimer's Western diet 'raises heart risk'    Drug may reverse MS brain damage  'One-stop' embryo test unveiled  Purple tomato 'may boost health'   Lithium tested for impact on Motor Neurone Disease  What is motor neurone disease?    Cancer genetic blueprint revealed    

The Seven Medical Beliefs that's not true  Medical myths 'debunked'   Survey shows contraception myths    TV ad 'busts heart attack myth'    'Medical myths' exposed as untrue Drink at least eight glasses of water a day     We use only 10% of our brains    Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death    Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight    Shaving causes hair to grow back faster or coarser    Mobile phones are dangerous in hospitals    Eating turkey makes people especially drowsy.

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Connecting With Coincidence

Brings A Far Greater Meaning To What Appears To Be Mere Coincidence

"Coincidence studies is a newly developing science (and)... In Dr. Beitman's engaging book, we become fellow travelers in his quest to examine the unknown, exploring chance, human attachments, and that intersection of brain, mind, cosmos and love."─Randall
Weingarten , MD , Adjunct Professor Department of Psychiatry Stanford University. Charlottesville, VA, June 22, 2016 ─ In Connecting with Coincidence: The New Science for Using Synchronicity and Serendipity in Your Life (HCI Books—March 2016--$15.95), Dr. Bernard Beitman acknowledges that some coincidences will be best explained by randomness, personal responsibility, and Divine Mystery, but most times by a combination of the three. We've all experienced or heard of surprising events and unexplainable coincidences—money that seems to come from nowhere, a spontaneous idea that turns into a life-changing solution, meeting our soulmate on a flight we weren't supposed to take, or families being reunited by "accident" after years of separation. Often these coincidences are explained as being controlled by a higher power or pure chance. But for the first time since Carl Jung's work, comes bold new research that explains scientifically how we can identify, understand, and perhaps even control the frequency of coincidences in our everyday lives. Connecting with Coincidence is filled with the interesting anecdotes of Dr. Bernard's clients and associates. Simulpathity, or the act of feeling someone else's stress while at a distance, governs the cause of most of these coincidental incidents. Family members, friends, and associates are not exclusive in experiencing simulpathity, strangers like one of Dr. Bernard's research participants bears witness to this. The anonymous participant was going through a marital separation due to the abuse in her relationship. While on the way to meet up with her estranged husband, the participant found herself on the other end of a misdialed call with a woman who was in an abusive relationship as well, and terrified out of her mind. Because of this coincidental call, the woman left her husband indefinitely. Meaningful coincidences like that one happen all the time. But when we learn to recognize and understand them—and perhaps even help manifest them—they can improve our lives dramatically. As a leading expert in Coincidence Studies, Dr.Beitman proposes a greater personal responsibility which depends partly upon newly discovered "grid cells" located in the brain, near the hippocampus. Helen Marlo, Ph.D., Chair of Clinical Psychology Department, and editor of Jung Journal states that, "Dr. Beitman's compelling, uncanny, and illuminating stories of coincidence penetrate mind and heart. This ground-breaking and powerful book challenges us to examine coincidences, and their relevance for meaningful human experience, with greater consciousness, and a heightened appreciation for their transformative potential." Where other books on coincidences tend to be theoretical, inspirational, or story collections only, Dr.Beitman's book is the first to provide a scientific understanding and practical way in which readers can use them in their own lives. About the Author:  Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. In addition, he has edited two issues of Psychiatric Annals that focus on coincidences. Dr. Beitman is the founder of Coincidence Studies. His work with coincidences was the subject of a feature story in Men's Health. Visit his blog at:  Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher, contact: or (800) 441-5569 Connecting with Coincidence: The New Science for Using Synchronicity and Serendipity in Your Life Bernard D. Beitman, MD ISBN: 9780757318849   $15.95 – March 2016

Life Through Lasagna Eyes

Learning How To Turn Tragedy Into Triumph

Chicago, IL, June 16, 2016 – When life throws you lemons, make something delicious. Samantha Kendall, author of Life Through Lasagna Eyes: The Recipes for Life, uses her own journey of how she rebounded from heartbreak and tragedy to help others find their passion.  The book – vibrant, heartfelt, and hilarious – features recipes to live by as Sam shares her pain and humor. "Life is like lasagna – layers and layers," says
Kendall .  "The layers are filled with love, humor, joy, laughter, and tears ... each serving its purpose in the recipes of life."  Meet Samantha Kendall, a.k.a. the "Lasagna Lady" of Chicago and founder of Sam's Gourmet Lasagna.  Kendall 's passion for keeping her family healthy resulted in a variety of recipes using the same layering technique of her children's favorite meal – lasagna.  Now the "Lasagna Lady" takes layering her family's favorite ingredients to a new level in the first of her Life Through Lasagna Eyes book series. In addition to being a talented chef, entrepreneur, and author, Kendall is also a motivational speaker. Visit for more information.  Life Through Lasagna Eyes: The Recipes for Life By Samantha A. Kendall PIAOTT Publishing Available at   ISBN-13:  978-0692599037

Day of Wrath

The Massacre In Orlando Shows Just How Unprepared The US Is In The Fight To Stop Domestic Terrorism

Black Mountain, NC, June, 2016 - Military expert, author and historian Dr. William R. Forstchen believes ISIS will soon target schools, interstate highways and churches in the U.S. "They said they're bringing the war to us, to our children and civilians," says Forstchen, "Sadly, it's just beginning..."          This is the terrifying premise of his most recent book, Day of Wrath, which is again drawing significant attention.  A number of security experts and law enforcement officials observe that Day of Wrath is not just a warning, but should be viewed literally as a "training scenario," when considering how to protect our schools from a terrorist assault similar to the massacres created by Islamic terrorists in Beslan, Russia in 2004 and Pakistan in 2014. Although it's a work of fiction, the actual threat is critical and highly probable. For that reason Day of Wrath went directly to ebook self-publication. "This story must reach the public immediately and should be used as a platform for debate as to how to respond and stop
ISIS ," he explains. A print version is also available now. Forstchen, author of more than fifty books, presents a horrifying but likely scenario in Day of Wrath. Forstchen's heart-stopping novella brings home just how vulnerable our infrastructure really is. It is also a story of heroic efforts to save lives, while sounding a wake-up call to American citizens and their government. William R. Forstchen is a New York Times bestselling author and holds a doctoral degree from Purdue University with a specialization in military history and technology.  He is a noted expert historian and public speaker and has been interviewed on FOX News, C-SPAN, and Coast to Coast on topics ranging from history to technology and cultural issues, to space technology development, to security threats. Other recent works by Forstchen include One Second After and One Year After, both NYT best sellers examining the potential threat against our nation's electrical infrastructure by means of an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) attack launched by Iran . For more information, please visit: Day of Wrath
Available online everywhere in digital and print format  including   ISBN: 978-1-62578-153-6

Accused denial made one woman Unites his victims

As The Accused Is Busy Denying Responsibility, One Courageous Woman Unites His Victims To Bring About Justice

While on the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright recently said: "There's a special place in Hell for women who don't help each other."   We believe most women would add: "And there's a special place in Heaven for the women who do!"

Dallas , TX , June 13, 2016 ─ While Bill Cosby and Philippe Padeiu had vastly different lifestyles, their behavior was very similar. Both could be described as sociopathic narcissists who have never taken responsibility for their actions or admitted any wrongdoing. Cosby used his fame to intimidate women, while Padeiu knowingly infected women with HIV. Both men had long histories of criminal behavior – the only difference is that Padeiu was found guilty and sentenced to 45-years in jail, while Cosby escaped being charged until recently and it was actually a male comedian who brought up Cosby's history of sexual assaults in a comedy routine that went viral (see Wikipedia on Cosby). It's a sad travesty in our society that it takes more than one woman to come forward in order to be believed. Diane Reeve and Andrea Constand are the courageous women who came forward and accused these sexual predators and, as Cosby and Padeiu were busy denying responsibility, these women were selflessly fighting for justice for themselves and other victims. Padeiu was Diane Reeve's fiancé when he knowingly infected her (and many other women) with HIV.  She tells the powerful story in her memoir, Standing Strong: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case that Made History (HCI Books), of how she tracked down his other victims and this diverse group of women banded together in a landmark legal case against the man who deceived them all. It's Dallas Buyers Club meets Erin Brockovich. Her 7th Degree black belt in martial arts background connects the concentration, the punches to the gut, the restraint, the thrill, the power and the knowledge to any reader that dares to grasp on to this hard-to-put-down book. In her first chapter, Black Corvette, Diane Reeve accelerates into the moment her life takes a sharp turn. A day meant for sweet memories of her daughter's wedding halts at a fork in the road of her life. Immediately, the reader has been captured to travel a hard-to-believe real life journey as Reeve unpacks the sick reality that Philippe Padieu, the love of her life, was deliberately infecting multiple women—women in their 20s through 60s, with little in common except their vulnerability and now... HIV. Diagnosed with AIDs, Diane vowed to stop Philippe from victimizing anyone else despite her plummeting t-cell numbers and declining health. In a race against time, she tracked down as many of his conquests as possible. Against all odds, this unlikely group made legal history, successfully prosecuting Padieu and sending him to prison for assault with a deadly weapon. It was a sisterhood none of them wanted to belong to, but it became their lifeline as they struggled with anger, the specter and stigma of an HIV diagnosis, and failing health.This fascinating case—won only through the help of new DNA science—is Diane's story of victory and her mission to bring awareness and empowerment to others. As she explains, "Courage is doing what's right, even when you're afraid."  Highlights from the book:  •    "He made me feel strong yet protected, desired and cherished."  •    "I was never going to be able to forget this night, June 17, 2006 ; it would be forever linked with my daughter's wedding."   •    "Even though we were all in the same boat, I guess I hoped to be better and prettier than the others."  •    "If there was anything in my life that I'd like to take back, it was the moment I hit "send" on that first e-mail.  •    "I exhaled. Things were going to be different. This was a man I could trust." •    "I was sure he could have just about any woman he wanted, and I was flattered that he chose me." •    "I have to do the best I can every day to show people what it is to be a person living with HIV—a real person who is more than just a diagnosis." Receiving widespread recognition by the media in 2009, this historical case is exposed once more and even further into the psyche of Diane. Brilliantly written, the reader is able to feel the frustration, depression, hope and the many other inconceivable emotions that Reeve encountered as she fought the battle to bring down a pathological perpetrator, build a sisterhood, and manage her very own health all at the same time. The reader becomes a part of her team and sympathizes yet roots for her courage. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Diane Reeve, "the new face of HIV," has a B.S. Degree in nursing and a M.Ed. in adult education. Her true calling is teaching martial arts. She holds a 7th Degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do plus black belts in three additional styles. She has been the sole owner of Vision Martial Arts Center in Plano , Texas , for over twenty years and she has promoted over 170 of her own students to black belt. In 2008, she was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Diane is also broadening her efforts to be of service to others by speaking out against stigma and victim blaming. She is a popular speaker on the topics of AIDS awareness and women's empowerment, and has become an avid advocate and activist for women.  Jenna Glatzer is the author or ghostwriter of more than 25 books. Her recent work includes The Marilyn Monroe Treasures, a Barnes & Noble bestseller; The Pregnancy Project with Gaby Rodriguez, also made into a Lifetime movie, and the authorized biography, Celine Dion: For Keeps. Standing Strong: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case That Made History By Diane Reeve with Jenna Glatzer HCI Books / April 2016/Available wherever books are sold Paperback / ISBN: 9780757319020 Publishers contact info for direct orders: (800) 441-5569 or

Is Megalodon Still Alive?

West Palm Beach , FL , June, 2016 — It was the most fearsome creature ever to inhabit the planet; a 70-foot, fifty-ton prehistoric Great White shark. Its jaws were large enough to devour an elephant whole and were filled with 7-inch razor-sharp teeth. And if that doesn't scare you, consider this – Carcharodon Megalodon may still be out there, inhabiting the unexplored deep waters of our oceans. Most scientists would disagree. According to popular theory, a drop in sea temperatures during the last Ice Age altered whale migration patterns, affecting the giant shark's major food source. The experts back this up with a simple statement: We haven't seen or videotaped a Megalodon, therefore these monsters no longer exist. But the author of MEG, a fictional thriller just greenlit for a major motion picture says, "not so fast!" In Steve Alten's best-selling thriller, MEG (Viper Press, 2015), not all Megalodons died off. Faced with colder seas and a new threat which hunted along the surface in packs (Orca), navy submersible pilot-turned paleobiologist Jonas Taylor claims the creatures went deep. Some ended up in the Mariana Trench, the deepest gorge on the planet – a 1,550 mile-long, 40 mile-wide unexplored realm seven miles deep; its seismically-active sea floor warmed by large fields of hydrothermal vents. The vents superheat the water, the minerals engage the process of chemosynthesis, and suddenly you have a thriving food chain... topped by Megalodon. Before you dismiss the author's theory – last week a new exploration into the Mariana Trench confirmed the existence of both hydrothermal vents AND sea life flourishing in these deep waters – exactly as Steve Alten wrote about in detail 20 years ago!  So... could Megalodon be the next sea creature discovered? "You never know," says Steve Alten, whose fifth installment of the MEG series, MEG: Nightstalkers (Tor/Forge) debuts in bookstores this week. "While most marine biologists would say it's unlikely, it's just as unlikely that Megalodon suddenly perished because the oceans grew colder. Like our modern-day Great Whites, Megalodon would have been warm-bodied, their moving muscles generating heat to their extremities in a process known as gigantothermy. And there are plenty of things in the sea to eat besides whales – which there were still a lot of. But the Orca threat was real. They would have stalked Megalodon nurseries and – attacking in large numbers – would have overwhelmed a solitary adult shark. It's precisely for this reason that Megalodon would have gone deep, out of the hunting range of these air-breathing mammals." Seventy percent of the Earth is covered by water, and yet only 5% of the oceans have been explored; less than 1% of the very deep. Adds Alten: "We discover new sea creatures all the time, including some very large sharks in the deep waters. Keep in mind, Megalodon was not a dinosaur that died off 70 million years ago, it was a shark that lived over most of the last 30 million years and shared the same seas as prehistoric man. As for assuming that these sharks no longer exist just because we haven't seen one – that's not science. If these monsters were living in the vast mid-waters and deep waters, there'd be no reason for them to surface... and anyway, who'd be there to see it?" Soon we'll all be able to see a seven-foot dorsal fin cutting the surface. Warner Brothers greenlit the MEG movie, to be directed by Jon Turtletaub, starring Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor. Book trailers, free excerpts, and movie updates can be found at   Steve Alten's brand new version of MEG is in bookstores and on About the Author: Steve Alten is the NY Times and International best-selling author of fifteen novels, including the MEG series and the DOMAIN series, about the Mayan 2012 doomsday calendar, which was #1 in Spain, Mexico, and Argentina. He is also founder and director of Adopt-an-Author, a secondary school reading program used by thousands of teachers in the U.S.

Sustainable Church

A Biblical And Relational Book That Shows Today's Church How To Restructure And Use The Dynamics Of "Body Discipleship"

Orange, CA, June 07, 2016 – Sustainable Church: Growing Ministry Around the Sheep, Not Just the Shepherds, the new book by author Walt Russell (published by Quoir), reached  top 100 status with in three categories upon its release on June 1, 2016.
Sustainable Church is a thorough, Bible-based exposition of how the ministry of every church should be organically built around all of the Spirit-gifted followers of Jesus within that local body. It critiques the shallow pragmatism and unsustainability of non-organic churches and biblically showcases the sustainability of the organic church. "Body Discipleship" is a key part of the church's sustainability and the author explains biblically how it corrects the model of discipleship that has been popular for the last 2-3 generations. Additionally, Sustainable Church showcases the servant-model of biblical leaders who are supposed to equip the saints to do the work of leaders, who are supposed to equip the saints to do the work of ministry on behalf of Jesus, the true Pastor/Shepherd of every local church!. The book touches on critical aspects to help a church become "sustainable," such as: › how we are thwarting the growth of most of the Church's organic parts: the saints › how to be a local church without one single "lay person" › how to equip the saints to discover, develop, and use their spiritual gifts in ministry. › how "Body Discipleship" is the biblical model of discipleship and the most dynamic and life-changing discipleship model the world has ever seen  › how the biblical model of local church leadership can, and should, be cultivating the Sustainable Church . About the Author: Walt Russell lives in Southern California with his wife and two married children. His passion for the last 36 years has been teaching God's people and helping them to find their gifting and ministry role within the Body of Christ. He has planted two churches on the East Coast and taught the Bible in seminary for the last 28 years. Available at fine bookstores and all online outlets. Sustainable Church. By Walt Russell, Paperback & e-Book 234 pages, Published by  Quoir (June 1, 2016) ISBN-10: 0991334582  ISBN-13: 978-0991334582

The Final Service: New Faith-Based Book To Be Made Into A Movie

El Dorado Hills, CA, June 7, 2016 — The Final Service, the new book by author Gary W. Moore (publisher: Savas Beatie LLC—Released May 2016), is being made into a major motion picture and is scheduled to go into production later this year. A daughter's love for her veteran father deteriorated into anger and bitterness as she grew older and he became less attentive, drank too much, and failed in several ventures. When he dies of cancer after her fortieth birthday, she sheds no tears. She resents that she alone is given the overwhelming task of emptying a large storage barn filled with years of material accumulations — a monumental legacy he left for his daughter. Her emotions, self-doubt, and disappointment spiral downward into depression and alcohol and, in a crisis of faith, she contemplates taking her own life. A mysterious young man shows up repeatedly at the barn and offers to help her.  All he does is talk, but his views on the purpose of life and his surprising insights about her father and their relationship slowly begin to change her attitude. When she discovers revealing things her father left behind, and learns that his behavior was the result of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), her love for him is restored and she is transformed. But who was the mysterious young man? "The Final Service is a book about family relationships and how God can use all circumstances for His good purposes. It shows us how God has a plan for us but it is only revealed in His timing. Many readers have talked about how this book has helped them in understanding and resolving damaged family relationships." — Gary W. Moore This book is a story of understanding, forgiveness, family and faith. It's a reminder that the troubles we encounter have a purpose, and forces more powerful than our own are at work in our lives in ways we are unable to fully comprehend. The movie is being produced by Positivity Pictures, to be released in 2017.  About the Author: Gary W. Moore is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, executive businessman, and musician. He is the author of Playing with the Enemy (Savas Beatie, 2006), the story of his father's life in baseball and World War II, and Hey Buddy: In Pursuit of Buddy Holly, My New Buddy John, and My Lost Decade of Music (Savas Beatie, 2011). Gary and his wife, Arlene, live in
Bourbonnais , IL.  Available at fine bookstores and all online outlets  The Final Service By Gary W. Moore Hardcover and eBook, 192 pages Published by Savas Beatie May 2016  ISBN: 978-1-61121-294-5  EBook: 978-1-61121-295-2

Soar Above:  The Tools That Help Make A Positive Transformation Possible In Any Area Of Life   

In Soar Above, Dr. Stosny explains why diets don't work, addicts relapse, marriages falter, and Mr. Hyde can't remember what Dr. Jekyll learned in anger management  Germantown, MD, June 1, 2016 ─In Dr. Steven Stosny's book, Soar Above: How To Use The Most Profound Part Of Your Brain Under Any Kind Of Stress (HCI Books), the reader is given tools showing how to take flight from the toddler brain to landing in the adult brain when things get tough. Dr. Stosny illustrates that our brains are like "habit-forming machines," and the goal of his new book is to use habits to overcome the limitations of them. In the chapter titled, Anger in the Age of Entitlement, Dr. Stosny illuminates that "We give more importance to personal feelings than personal values and to expressing how we feel rather than doing what we deeply believe is right." Throughout his book, Dr. Stosny supports with science how to replace old habits with new ones to transform us into the kind of persons, parents, and partners that we most want to be. The Table of Contents exemplifies the rich content of Dr. Stosny's work – all of which can stand alone and as shown takes the reader from boarding to soaring.

1. The Profound Brain  2. How We Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over   3. How Pain Becomes Suffering   4. Feeling Powerful vs. Being Powerful: "Coping" in the Toddler Brain   5. Toddler Brain Habits Ruin the Best of Intentions   6. How We React to a Jerk Like a Jerk: Principles of Emotion Interaction  7. Anger in the Age of Entitlement: Living in the Wrong Part of the Brain   8. How to Turn Toddler Brain Feelings into Adult Brain Values  9. Adult Brain Habits: Improve, Appreciate, Connect, Protect  10. Radical Self-Value Breeds Radical Value of Others  11. How to Be Happy: Make the World a Little Better   12. The Adult Brain in the Web of Emotion: Everything We Do Makes the World Better or Worse
13. To Soar Above, Build a Web of Compassion and Kindness.

Soar Above is filled with engaging examples from the author's lectures and therapeutic work with his more than 6,000 clients. Readers will learn how, through practice, they can get off the treadmill of repeating past mistakes to become their best selves at home, at work, and in the world. Stress is inevitable in life, but this illuminating book gives anyone the practical tools to rise above. About the Author:  Steven Stosny, PhD, has treated more than 6,000 people through Compassion-Power, the organization he founded and has directed for more than 21 years. He is the author of Living & Loving after Betrayal, Love without Hurt: TurnYour Resentful, Angry, or Emotionally Abusive Relationship into a Compassionate, Loving One and, with Pat Love, How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking about It. His textbook, Treating Attachment Abuse: A Compassionate Approach, set a new standard for understanding and treating family abuse and was a Behavioral Science Book Selection. His Psychology Today blog on relationships is one of the most popular, with nearly four million views. Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher, contact: or (800) 441-5569 Soar Above: How to Use the Most Profound Part of Your Brain Under Any Kind of Stress   ISBN: 9780757319082

The Final Service: New Faith-Based Book To Be Made Into A Movie

El Dorado Hills, CA, May 23, 2016 — The Final Service, the new book by author Gary W. Moore (publisher: Savas Beatie LLC—Released May 2016), is being made into a major motion picture and is scheduled to go into production later this year. A daughter's love for her veteran father deteriorated into anger and bitterness as she grew older and he became less attentive, drank too much, and failed in several ventures. When he dies of cancer after her fortieth birthday, she sheds no tears. She resents that she alone is given the overwhelming task of emptying a large storage barn filled with years of material accumulations — a monumental legacy he left for his daughter. Her emotions, self-doubt, and disappointment spiral downward into depression and alcohol and, in a crisis of faith, she contemplates taking her own life.  A mysterious young man shows up repeatedly at the barn and offers to help her.  All he does is talk, but his views on the purpose of life and his surprising insights about her father and their relationship slowly begin to change her attitude. When she discovers revealing things her father left behind, and learns that his behavior was the result of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), her love for him is restored and she is transformed. But who was the mysterious young man? "The Final Service is a book about family relationships and how God can use all circumstances for His good purposes. It shows us how God has a plan for us but it is only revealed in His timing. Many readers have talked about how this book has helped them in understanding and resolving damaged family relationships." — Gary W. Moore This book is a story of understanding, forgiveness, family and faith. It's a reminder that the troubles we encounter have a purpose, and forces more powerful than our own are at work in our lives in ways we are unable to fully comprehend. The movie is being produced by Positivity Pictures, to be released in 2017.  About the Author:  Gary W. Moore is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, executive businessman, and musician. He is the author of Playing with the Enemy (Savas Beatie, 2006), the story of his father's life in baseball and World War II, and Hey Buddy: In Pursuit of Buddy Holly, My New Buddy John, and My Lost Decade of Music (Savas Beatie, 2011). Gary and his wife, Arlene, live in
Bourbonnais , IL.  Available at fine bookstores and all online outlets  The Final Service  By Gary W. Moore
Hardcover and eBook, 192 pages  Published by Savas Beatie May 2016 ISBN: 978-1-61121-294-5 EBook: 978-1-61121-295-2

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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


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Canada launches Arctic seabed quest

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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 (514) 999-8581

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Going overseas? Check this out first! Dangerous travel: Countries to avoid to visit  Or if you need advice before traveling, ask our editor an (experienced) expert on international trade and relation, it's free. Spread it out you never know you could save fellow Canadians. * Private companies and governmental agencies are welcome for seminars on how to behave when visiting countries around the world (*This service is not free)

It's Just A Question ©
By Conrad David Brillantes

Seriously, ask me!: Got a question? Anything in mind that bothers you because no one seems to listen? Send them in and I will try to find the answers. Your name will be kept confidential if requested, and no one will ever know.

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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  Forger jailed for bogus paintings   Munch's The Scream sold for $120 million

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  

The Gauguin painting has been on public display for decades     Are you interested to own this Bauer Painting?  Bauer Painting - 34" Height X 24" Width - Open Bidding at US$100,000 is required (  

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.

Anyone looking for this painting?


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.

Bankruptcy may not be the answer

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Pass this on to people wishing to immigrate to the best country in the world. Apply directly! You don't have to pay any consultants ...It's FREE! Avoid dealing with con artists and scammers; they are all around the world advertising their schemes… Canadian Immigration officers are gentle public servants and not arrogant.. Not like what you would experience from the mightiest country in the world (as they say) ... so, don’t be scared of them. Visit the Canadian government website… it's the Canadian flag that's seen on the top side of this site, click that and when you see search… type immigration, then send your request for application, if not, visit the nearest Canadian consulate in your region and while you are already there check the jobs and list of professions that Canadian employers are looking for.  If you still have anything else to ask e-mail the editor. Meantime Click here for the New Canada Citizenship Study Guide

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Thousands of films or motion pictures and musical recordings are produced every month and the most that reach market are less than 10%. So how do you find a way to the very complicated market of this industry? Get help or assistance from a trader that knows how it works. If you are or a company that’s in this situation, give us a shout by forwarding your e-mail to TPI Communications

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