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Hungry nation

The country where food is cheap... but rarely on sale

This mother eats so little that she cannot breastfeed her baby

It's one thing to talk to people you've never met before who are suffering from hunger, and it's a completely different thing when they are from your own family, as the BBC's Vladimir Hernandez discovered when he returned to his native Venezuela to report on its failure to get food on people's tables. Travelling through the country this month I saw endless queues of people trying to buy food - any food - at supermarkets and other government-run shops. I was stopped at a roadblock in the middle of the countryside by people who said they had eaten nothing but mangoes for three days. I saw the hopeless expression of a mother, who had been eating so little that she was no longer able to breastfeed her baby. I met a women affectionately known as la gorda - "the fat one" - whose protruding cheekbones indicated just how much weight she had lost in the last year. I felt sympathy for all these people, but it was my family who really brought it home to me.

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  Red Cross urges guarantees for Aleppo

Civilians allowed to flee besieged areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo using new humanitarian corridors must be given protection, the Red Cross says.

Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad walk past ruined buildings in the Castello road in Aleppo, Syria

Syrian city of Aleppo using new humanitarian corridors must be given protection, the Red Cross says. Aid workers must also be allowed access to civilians and ensure that families who choose to leave are kept together, the agency added. Russia , Syria 's ally, says three routes will be open for civilians and unarmed rebels and a fourth for armed rebels. Meanwhile the US says it is assessing if a coalition strike killed civilians. Unverified, graphic images from a village near Manbij, northern Syria , have been posted on social media. A statement from the US military confirmed the coalition fighting so-called Islamic State had carried out strikes in the area and said it was investigating further. Video Why this family needs an exit   A city facing its last gasp?   Audio Fear of starvation   Audio 'You can't save everyone'

Syrian Nusra Front splits from al-Qaeda

The Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra announces it has split from al-Qaeda, but the US says it still views it as a terrorist organisation.

Abu Mohammed al-Julani

Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front, has announced it has split from al-Qaeda.

Leader Abu Mohammed al-Julani, in his first recorded message, said its new name would be Jabhat Fateh al-Sham [Front for the Conquest of Syria /the Levant ]. He said the move was intended to remove the pretext used by powers, including the US and Russia , to bomb Syrians. The US responded by saying it saw no reason to change its view of the group as a terrorist organisation. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the US also had increasing concerns that the group intended to attack the West.   'Exit corridors' to open for Aleppo    What has happened to al-Qaeda?

Egypt convicts auditor of 'false news'

Egypt 's former top auditor, who was sacked after alleging government corruption, has received a prison sentence for spreading "false news".

Hisham Geneina talks during an interview with AFP in Cairo on June 23, 2016

Egypt 's former top auditor, who was sacked after alleging government corruption, has been given a prison sentence for spreading "false news". Hisham Geneina was fired in March by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi after estimating corruption had cost Egypt $67.6bn (£51.3bn) over four years. He was sentenced to a year in jail and fined $2,200 but told he could avoid prison if he paid an additional $1,100, judicial sources said. His lawyer said he would appeal. Lawyer Ali Taha said prosecutors had failed to prove their accusations and said the case for the defence had not been examined. Reporters were not allowed to attend the sentencing at a Cairo court. Geneina, a former judge, denied the charges and said they were politically motivated.   Egypt ex-minister jailed for corruption

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 India couple killed over 22 cents debt

A couple from India 's Dalit community are hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees (22 cents; 17 pence) debt in Uttar Pradesh state.

Police at the site of the murder

A man from India 's Dalit community has been beheaded and his wife hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees (22 cents; 16 pence) debt in Uttar Pradesh state. Police said the couple were murdered by an upper caste grocer on Thursday when they told him they needed time to pay for biscuits they had bought from him. The grocer has been arrested. Dalits, formerly known as untouchables, form the lowest rung of India 's caste hierarchy. Police told the Press Trust of India news agency the incident took place in Mainpuri district early on Thursday as the couple were on their way to work. They were stopped by Ashok Mishra, the owner of a village grocery, who demanded that the couple pay the money for three packets of biscuits that they had bought for their three children a few days ago, reports say.  Suicide as protest among Gujarat Dalits   What is India's caste system?

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Clinton: US faces 'moment of reckoning'

Hillary Clinton tells voters the presidential election is a "moment of reckoning", as she makes history by accepting the Democratic nomination.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives two thumbs up to the crowd before addressing the Democratic convention.

Hillary Clinton has told voters the presidential election is a "moment of reckoning", as she made history by accepting the Democratic nomination. Speaking on the final night of the party's convention in Philadelphia , the first woman nominated by a major party said there were huge challenges. "Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart," she said. Mrs Clinton accused her Republican opponent in November's election, Donald Trump, of sowing discord. "He wants to divide us - from the rest of the world, and from each other." But Mr Trump tweeted that the speech had failed to address the threat posed by radical Islam, making the former secretary of state unfit to lead the country. Before taking the stage, Mrs Clinton's daughter Chelsea shared personal memories of her mother. "My wonderful, thoughtful, hilarious mother," the 36-year-old said, adding: "She was always there for me."  US Election 2016   Muslim soldier's father rebukes Trump   Video 'Powerful forces threaten US'   Clinton speech soars - sometimes   Video Moment history was made

Haiti case points to loopholes allowing cops to avoid disciplinary action

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HOP® RESTAURANTS TEAMS UP WITH NO KID HUNGRY ON TWO-MONTH CAMPAIGN TO HELP ENSURE MILLIONS OF HUNGRY CHILDREN ACROSS THE U.S. CAN START THE DAY WITH BREAKFAST

A Special $1 Buttermilk Pancake Short Stack Day on August 23 Punctuates Efforts as IHOP and its Franchisees Aim to Serve One Million Pancakes in One Day to Benefit No Kid Hungry Glendale, CA (July 28, 2016) – IHOP® restaurants and its franchisees proudly announced today that the Family Dining leader has again joined forces with No Kid Hungry in an effort to end childhood hunger in the U.S. The IHOP + No Kid Hungry campaign, which runs August 1 through September 25, invites IHOP guests and fans to join in the fight by donating to the leading non-profit on their check or through www.IHOP.com. To amplify efforts, on Tuesday, August 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. , IHOP restaurants will offer* guests a short stack of their world-famous Buttermilk Pancakes for just $1 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting No Kid Hungry. The brand and its franchisees have set an ambitious goal: serve one million pancakes in just one day to help every child in America get access to the healthy breakfasts they need to start the day. For close to six decades, IHOP has been the leader in bringing guests a freshly made breakfast served any time of day, every day ― but at least one in every five children across the U.S. struggles to get the food they need to grow and thrive. No Kid Hungry works to connect our future leaders with a healthy breakfast by delivering food to where kids live, learn and play. "IHOP and our franchisees are passionate about helping build the overall well-being of the children and families in communities everywhere, including addressing the critical issue of hunger in the United States," said Kirk Thompson, senior vice president, marketing for IHOP and Marketing Advisory Board Member for the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry platform. "Together with No Kid Hungry, we can enable the more than 16 million children across America who struggle with hunger to start each and every day with the strength that comes from eating a good breakfast." IHOP restaurants' efforts will help kick off the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign, which fully launches nationwide in September and unites the restaurant industry around a shared mission of helping end child hunger. "We're thrilled to have IHOP back for a second year supporting No Kid Hungry and extending to their guests the mission to end childhood hunger in America ," says Billy Shore , founder and CEO of Share Our Strength. "IHOP's tremendous goal to serve one million pancakes in one day means that three million more breakfasts will be possible for kids in need. That translates into more kids doing better in class, missing less school, and becoming more likely to graduate high school. That's a lot of potential in one pancake." More about the IHOP + No Kid Hungry campaign and the fight against childhood hunger, including how to donate to the cause, can be found in restaurant and online at www.ihop.com starting August 1. For additional assets, such as B-Roll and still images please click here.   *Participating restaurants vary, dine-in only. ABOUT INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, LLC  For 58 years, IHOP has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of day. The chain offers 65 different signature, fresh, made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items as well as meals under 600 calories. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of  March 31, 2016 , there were 1,684 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the  District of Columbia Puerto Rico  and  Guam  as well as  Canada Mexico Guatemala , the  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Kuwait , the  United Arab Emirates , Bahrain Qatar  and The Philippines. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) and its affiliates. ABOUT NO KID HUNGRY  No child should go hungry in America , but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

Hedonistic Hops - The Summer Seasoning that is Good for What Ales You

Minneapolis , MN   Admit it. The minute you saw hops you thought of beer, and you might have considered skipping this read. But if you don’t read the recipes in this new cookbook about this amazing seasoning, you are missing out on a culinary delight that can make a dish sing. Hedonistic Hops: The HopHeads’ Guide to Kitchen Badassery by Canadian Marie and Michael Porter, is a book that offers fantastic recipes that will excite your flavour palette and expand your seasoning arsenal. For those unfamiliar with hops in the non-beer sense, they are the cone-shaped flowers of the hop plant and have been cultivated for over a 1000 years. This complete cookbook not only explains how they are used, how to prepare and store them, and where you can purchase them all year round but also, more importantly, how to cook sizzling summer fare for your taste buds. “I'm not much of a beer drinker, though I love to cook with it. My husband, though, is a HUGE hophead - even growing his own at home. The day he started harvesting his first crop of backyard hops, I happened to be making truffles. I decided to steep some of his hops in heavy cream while making dark chocolate truffles: it was a great success, and that started me down the path of cooking with them.  Eventually, a cookbook was born,” says Marie, whose experience as a recipe developer has resulted in this, her 6th cookbook. Whether you like to entertain or just cook a good meal, this book will explain and uncover a whole new world of flavours that are unbeatable in the cooking world. Floral, earthy, peppery, citrusy- all of these describe the flavour profiles included in such recipes as Hopped Jalapeno Beer Brittle, Hoppy Citrus Glazed Wings, Hoppy IPA BBQ Sauce,( a fan favourite) and even a Hoppy Lemonade! Marie Porter’s career has spanned across many facets: she’s a trained mixologist, competitive cake artist, professional costumer, and last but not least, author. As of 2016, her written works include cookbooks, six specialty sewing manuals, and a tornado memoir. Her work has graced magazines and blogs around the world, she has costumed for Olympians and professional wrestlers, has baked for brides, celebrities…and even Klingons. The food contained in this slick book is photographed by Marie’s husband Michael, a food and commercial photographer, and an avid home brewer. To receive a complimentary media copy of the book or to book an interview contact Rachel Sentes, Publicist,rachel@gal-fridaypublicity.com 604-366-7846 Website/Blog/Facebook:   Main:  www.celebrationgeneration.com   Blog:  www.celebrationgeneration.com/blog   Hops specific page on site:  www.hedonistichops.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CelebrationGeneration   Twitter:  https://twitter.com/OverlordMarie

Canadian media is failing citizens with its reporting on corporate rights deals

by murraydobbin - The Trudeau government is hell-bent on ratifying two massive investment agreements -- the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- that will radically undermine Canadian democracy. Yet very few Canadians are informed about these deals because our mainstream media has been so irresponsible in reporting on their impacts. The first-order irresponsibility is the media's absolute determination to cast these deals as "trade deals" when even a casual reading reveals that they are corporate rights agreements which, because they are treaties, trump our courts and constitution. They are, in large part, investment protection agreements -- protecting the largest corporations in the world from citizens who have the temerity to desire laws and regulations protecting their health, environment and quality of life. For 25 years, the media has steadfastly refused to come anywhere near the truth of these deals and the recent Brexit crisis has fostered another round of media groupthink. The new favourite media frame to dismiss people opposed to these agreements? Isolationism. Three prominent Canadian media personalities serve as typical examples of journalists eager to dispense their wisdom while demonstrating an abysmal ignorance of the actual nature of these agreements -- and the fact more and more people (in Britain, the U.S. and especially in the EU) are learning about them and rejecting them. First up is Chris Hall, the usually thoughtful and careful host of the CBC's The House. Interviewing federal trade minister Chrystia Freeland about the summit of the three NAFTA leaders, he asked: "Were the three amigos tying to send a message to the world about isolationism?" That was a softball for Freeland who opined about "[a]nti-globalization sentiment ... [which] is in some places [expressed] as vociferously anti-trade sentiment." This, of course, is utter nonsense: critics of CETA and the TPP never express "anti-trade" sentiment. Why? Because both critics and advocates of these agreements know that they go far beyond simply reducing tariffs on imports. The targets in the latest round of agreements are things that governments do "behind the border" -- government regulation, government subsidies, government purchasing from local companies, publicly owned corporations. Hall would know this if he bothered to read any of the think-tank pieces that provide the corporate rationale for the latest wave of agreements. Then there's Doug Saunders of The Globe and Mail in a column entitled "Isolationism and the fear of the foreign." Saunders muses about the irrational, popular response when "[i]nequality rises and life becomes harder" -- which is "to put up walls, blame foreigners and try to isolate yourself from the world."  He uses the term isolationism or isolate seven times and then declares: "Arguments in favour of cutting off trade and political relations have almost always been, at root, election bids based on fear of the foreign." Again, the classic straw man -- phantom millions calling for an end to trade and the severing of diplomatic relations. And lastly, there is The Globe and Mail's John Ibbitson, in an otherwise excellent article about Canada's admirable openness, slipping easily into the anti-trade groupthink: "Arguments about the need to close borders in order to husband jobs do less well here because so many Canadians know their own job depends on access to foreign markets." For the record, nearly 80 per cent of Canada 's economy is domestic and despite such agreements, in May we recorded a near-record trade deficit of $3.2 billion. Of course, not one of these A-list journalists can identify a single article or opinion piece by critics of these deals arguing either that we should close our borders to trade or "cut off" political relations. It raises the question -- have any of them actually examined these agreements? They cannot, surely, have missed the fact that most critics have focussed on the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions that allow corporations to sue governments for passing laws or regulations that affect their profits. When it comes to signing new investment agreements, Canada is like a barroom brawler who repeatedly goes back to the same bar regardless of how often he gets beaten to a pulp. Canada already has a humiliating record of getting sued by corporations exploiting the ISDS provisions of investment agreements. Out of 129 countries who have signed these agreements, Canada ranks sixth regarding the number of investor-state suits taken against it and has been sued far more often than the U.S. Canadian taxpayers have had to cough up tens of millions of dollars either because tribunals awarded damages against Canada or because our government has given in and paid off companies that have launched investor-state suits. Yet with CETA, the Canada-EU deal, we are inviting an exponential increase in these lawsuits from the corporations of the 28 EU member states. European corporations love to litigate through investment treaties and are responsible for roughly half of all the cases worldwide, three times the number taken up by U.S. corporations. Seven out of the top 10 countries that are the home base of companies suing under investment treaties are European Union members. What corporate CEO would sign a contract knowing that it would dramatically increase the odds of their company getting sued? But that's what successive Canadian prime ministers have been eager to do. It would be wrong to think that this is done out of stupidity. If you shift your perspective, and think of government trade officials as negotiating not for us but for corporations, then the behaviour seems quite rational. Transnational corporations are not content with their existing ability through investor-state suits to force governments to pay if they choose to regulate. Provisions inserted into CETA will help corporations strangle regulations in their cribs. Among CETA's many affronts to democracy is how it dictates foreign involvement in domestic decision-making about new regulations, even when these regulations would not treat foreign companies any differently than domestic ones. CETA actually guarantees foreign corporations ("persons" in trade lingo) the right to participate in public consultations about proposed regulations on terms no less favourable than provided to Canadian citizens. Picture a post-CETA Canadian hearing on bottled water standards and imagine seats at the table automatically reserved for European corporations like Evian. If you find it hard to believe that trade officials would forever erode Canadian democracy in this way, read the wording for yourself in the actual CETA text posted by the government: p. 19, Article 4.6.1.   Seriously, you need to read this. Canadians are being portrayed by our media as good little globalizers, supportive of these agreements in contrast with the badly behaved Brexiters and Trump and Sanders supporters. But a recent Angus Reid poll revealed that just one in four Canadians think NAFTA has been good for the country and that we should keep the deal as-is. Forty per cent think it has been bad for workers and 60 per cent think it has mostly benefitted corporations. Just eight per cent think Canada got the best deal of the three NAFTA countries. But if the elite journalists can't bear to listen to the unwashed, angry masses, perhaps they would listen to someone with impeccable elite credentials: Lawrence Summers, a former U.S. Treasury secretary and former chief economist with the World Bank. In a July 6 article in the Financial Times, Summers executed one of the most dramatic turn-arounds in support for these agreements. Summers stated that if we replaced "reflex internationalism" with "responsible nationalism" then "international agreements would be judged not by how much is harmonized or by how many barriers are torn down but whether citizens are empowered." By that standard, the new agreements that Trudeau and the media cheerleaders are pushing are a disaster. Until Hall, Saunders and Ibbitson do some serious study of these agreements, maybe they should quit writing about them. Murray Dobbin has been a journalist, broadcaster, author and social activist for 40 years. He writes rabble's State of the Nation column.

'Veganize' Your Fridge This Summer

Tips for plant-based choices on essentials

TORONTO, ON (July, 2016) — in the steadily growing market for veg-friendly products, healthier options for kitchen basics are making it easier than ever to 'veganize' the fridge. "Vegetarian alternatives for milk, cheese and eggs are examples of essentials that are readily available to provide healthier options whenever the refrigerator door opens," says Alyssa de Hoop, Special Events Coordinator for Veg Food Fest. Here are some great tips to veganizing the fridge this summer— when brunch on the deck and a BBQ at the cottage are very popular activities. 1.       Swap your dairy milk for Almond, Coconut or Soy Milk. With top brands such as So Delicious and Natura, you'll get to enjoy this yummy essential without having to sacrifice flavour. 2.       Pair your full-bodied red vino with similarly delicious cheeses. Check out local brands such as Zengarry (found in a variety of local health food stores) and local restaurants such as Tori's Bakeshoppe. Get tips on making your own cashew or nut based cheeses from the ladies from DIY Vegan. 3.       Invite family and friends for Sunday brunch and whip up the usual omelettes and frittatas, surprisingly made from tofu.  The Ener-G Egg Replacer or 3 tbsp of water mixed with 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed is another great option for those delicious baking recipes that require eggs, but instead can be made using these ingredients or replacements. Aside from the fridge, the barbecue is often the second-most important appliance in the summer, and luckily, there are an increasing number of vegan alternatives to the traditional steak and ribs.  4.       Grills work great for all sorts of veggie recipes, both packaged and home-made.  Get your grill master on with Field Roast sausages from Whole Foods or beet burgers from Yamchops. 5.       Chickpea or black bean burgers, grilled mushroom and pepper skewers, marguerite pizzas and even some traditional fare like corn on the cob are some of the endless possibilities for tasty, healthy outdoor cooking. Removing meat or dairy from your diet is not as difficult as people think; in fact, it's actually pretty delicious. For more information, please visit the Veg Food Fest. Follow @VegFoodFest or 'Like' them on Facebook. ABOUT VEG FOOD FEST: Toronto 's Veg Food Fest is the largest vegan food festival in North America , celebrating 32 years of delicious food that you never thought could be vegan. Enjoy free samples, live music, cooking demonstrations, presentations, new products and scrumptious food that will change your mouth's mind. Veg Food Fest is presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association and takes place September 9-11 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto . For more information, please contact: Erika Navarro, Communications Coordinator 63 Church Street, Suite 203  |  St. Catharines , ON , Canada  | L2R 3C4  Direct: 905.346.1230  Cell: 905.650.4027  F: 905.682.7481 E: enavarro@enterprisecanada.com
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  Plattsburgh Brewfest

Tickets Selling Fast for the 2nd Annual Plattsburgh Brewfest - Celebrate Craft Beverages on the Shores of Lake Champlain at Plattsburgh City Beach

Plattsburgh, NY – 7/22/2016 – Last year, over 30 breweries, cideries and wineries from throughout New York and Vermont participated in the first-ever Plattsburgh Brewfest. The event kicks off for a second year at 2 p.m. at the Plattsburgh City Beach on Lake Champlain on August 6th. The list of participants continues to grow in comparison to last year, boasting more than 30 regional, national, and international breweries, cideries and wineries as well as food vendors, while the afternoon’s entertainment includes the Original PBR Band. Even though the event ends at 6 p.m. , the fun won’t come to a stop! Stick around for an after party on the beach. Tickets are going fast, with a limited number of general admission tickets left! Make sure you get yours before the price goes up on Sunday, June 24th. The end-of-summer celebration was a huge hit in 2015, with 1,300 festival-goers sampling more than 125 different products, all while surrounded by nonstop entertainment on Lake Champlain’s breathtaking shore. To purchase your tickets before the price goes up on Sunday, visit plattsburghbrewfest.com. For additional information, contact Tom Frey at 518.593.7904. About the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1994 as the official tourism promotion agency for the travel and tourism industry in Clinton County , NY . Based in Plattsburgh , NY , the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau contributes to the county's economic development and quality of life by promoting the region as a destination for leisure and group travel with a particular focus on history, agriculture and outdoor recreation including cycling, paddling, fishing, boating and skiing. For more information about Clinton County tourism, please contact the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau at 518.563.1000, visit goadirondack.com or log onto Facebook.com/AdkCoast.

'Know Before You Go' on Quebec Construction Holiday

ST. ALBANS, Vt.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials would like to advise travelers of the possibility for increased traffic volumes associated with Quebec's two-week "Construction Holiday" from July 24 through Aug. 7. This annual holiday could result in cross-border traffic delays since many Quebecers, including those outside the construction industry, take their vacation during this time. "Travelers can help reduce border crossing wait times by preparing ahead of time for their Customs and Border Protection inspection," said St. Albans Area Port Director Casey Durst. "There are many ways to help ensure a smooth and easy entry into the U.S. , such as signing up for one of our Trusted Traveler Programs and to be familiar with the CBP travel checklist." First and foremost, please ensure you have an approved travel document. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires U.S. and Canadian citizens, age 16 and older to present a valid, acceptable travel document, such as a passport, a U.S. passport card, a trusted traveler card, permanent resident card, or an enhanced driver's license that denotes both identity and citizenship when entering the U.S. by land or sea. U.S. and Canadian citizens under age 16 may present a birth certificate or alternative proof of citizenship when entering by land or sea. All travelers must have a valid passport book for international air travel.  The best travel tip is to become a NEXUS trusted traveler. NEXUS allows pre-screened, low-risk travelers to proceed with little or no delay into the United States and Canada . NEXUS currently provides more than 1.25 million members expedited processing at dedicated border-crossing lanes, at NEXUS kiosks in CBP preclearance airports in Canada and at maritime reporting locations. Travelers may apply online at the CBP website or the Canada Border Services Agency website. (CBP Global Online Enrollment System) (CBSA NEXUS) NEXUS information is also available toll-free at 1-(866)-NEXUS 26 (1-866-639-8726). The next best advice is to ensure that you have a radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled travel document, such as a U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Driver's License, Enhanced Identification Card, or a trusted traveler program membership card (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST/EXPRES). CBP offers a Top-10 list of smart border-crossing travel tips: Tip 1 – Download CBP's Border Wait Times app. Check border-crossing wait times by Port of Entry before you start your trip at CBP's Border Advisories and Wait Times website. You can also download CBP's Border Wait Times app free from Apple's App Store and Google Play. Tip 2 – Plan for extra time or an alternate route during peak travel times. For example, travelers might use the nearby and less heavily traveled Norton Port of Entry instead of the busier Derby Line Port of Entry. View CBP's Border Advisories and Wait Times website or app for wait times. Tip 3 - Prepare for the inspection process before arriving at the inspection booth. Have your identity and crossing documents available for the inspection. These include a WHTI-compliant document for U.S. citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada , Bermuda , and Mexico . U.S. lawful permanent residents I-551 form (green card) is acceptable at land and sea Ports of Entry. For more information, please visit CBP's Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative website. Tip 4 – Put down your cell phone. Cell phones delay CBP inspection, and impacts everyone in line. Tip 5 – Know state alcohol, tobacco, and firearms laws. Travelers should learn about state laws concerning transporting alcohol, tobacco or firearms across state lines. Tip 6 – Report all currency. There is no limit to how much currency you may take in or out of the U.S. However, U.S. federal law requires you to report your total currency of $10,000 or more. Currency includes all forms of monetary instruments. Travelers who fail to truthfully report all of their currency risk their currency being seized, and may face criminal charges.  Tip 7 – Declare all food items. You may bring prepared foods into the U.S. from Canada for personal use. Importing food for resale or for commercial use, visit www.fda.gov or contact your local CBP office for more information. If you are unsure if the food products you are bringing to the U.S. are admissible, visit CBP's Bringing Food to the US website, or check with your local CBP office before arrival. Kinder Chocolate Eggs remain prohibited as they are not compliant with FDA regulations. Tip 8 – Declare all goods and gifts. All travelers and vehicles are subject to CBP border searches. Declare everything you purchased or acquired outside of the United States to a CBP officer. Travel with unwrapped gifts, and then wrap your gifts before you reach your destination. Tip 9 – Declare all medicines. All valid non-expired prescription medications should be in the original prescription containers with all pertinent information listed on the label. Illicit narcotics are illegal to possess or to use in the U.S. Tip 10 – Transporting pets. Cats and dogs must be free of disease and illness when entering the U.S. Dog owners must be able to show proof of rabies vaccination. If crossing with a puppy, prior CDC approval and accompanying paperwork is required. Bird owners must pre-arrange for a veterinary inspection with USDA Veterinarian Services at designated ports. Learn more about Bringing Pets or Wildlife into the United States. Other questions:  Do you need a Department of State Visa to enter the United States ?  Do you need a CBP I-94/94W form to enter the United States ? What items are Prohibited and Restricted Items from bringing to the United States ?  These CBP travel tips are simple to follow and help you to cross the border as quickly and as safely as possible. For more information, please visit the CBP's Know Before You Go website.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry.  CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws. 

Cigarette butts recycled in Montreal pilot project

An environmental action group in Montreal wants to rid the streets of a perennial eyesore and turn them into a reusable resource. Since June, the Société pour l'action, l'éducation et la sensibilisation environnementale de Montréal, or SAESEM, has installed dozens of bins for cigarette butts that are then shipped to a recycling plant near Toronto . So far, there are bins along Ste-Catherine Street  in the Gay Village and parts of Old Montreal. SAESEM claims to have already redirected 10,000 butts a week from going onto the streets and into city sewers, and says it can double the number by March, when the pilot project ends. "Beyond the numbers, it's about all the butts that are not staying on our streets," said Raphael Nguyen, project development coordinator for SAESEM. Here's how it works: every week SAESEM collects the butts from the bins and ships them to TerraCycle, a company near Toronto that does the recycling. No butts about it, terraces will be smoke-free starting this week   Cigarette butt recycling launched in Vancouver    Quebec terraces will be smoke-free starting this week   Cigarette butt recycling launched in Vancouver    Gasping to understand why people smoke outside hospitals

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Top food trends you'll see at Veg Food Fest 2016

TORONTO , ON ( July 2016 ) – It's summertime! And before you start deciding on your summer pool party menus, make sure you are in the know of all things vegan. "There is so much going on in the vegan world today, that more and more people are becoming veg-curious," says Alyssa de Hoop, Special Events Coordinator for Veg Food Fest. "With the desire to learn more about the lifestyle comes the need to try the latest food trends they never thought could be vegan." As more people are looking to avoid animal-derived ingredients and lead a healthier, plant-based lifestyle, here's a list of this summer's top food trends you will be seeing at Veg Food Fest this year.Artisan Cheese: long gone are the days of putting this delicious sandwich topper on the sidelines. Gourmet vegan cheese, made from soy protein or various nuts, is the latest in vegan food, with various must-try brands such as Miyoko's Creamery. Tons of recipes are available online and if you are looking to try something local, check out Zengarry or Tori's Bakeshoppe California Bowls: this health yet delicious meal can be made with almost an infinite arrangement of ingredients. Whether they start with quinoa, rice, or noodles at the base, they are filled with lots of vegan goodness including but not limited to sweet potato, spinach, beans, corn, onions, tomato, and the all time favourite—avocado.  Be sure to try Fresh Restaurants or Green Zebra Kitchen.  Smoothie Bowls: It is safe to say that most, if not all foodies have had a smoothie in their lifetime—but have you had it in a bowl? Make your vegan smoothie a more complete meal with the simple addition of a few ingredients such as granola, almonds, chia, hemp or flax seeds, coconut flakes, nut butter, and whatever else your heart desires. Keep an eye out for this vegan foodie trend!  Vegan Ice Cream: Can you go through summer without a frozen treat? Neither can vegans. Vegan ice-cream is one of this summer's most popular DIY foods, using coconut milk, cashews, maple syrup and bananas or virtually any fruit and vegetable you have in mind. Drop by Pleasantville Creamery or Cosmic Treats to try their scrumptiously creamy delights. Vegan Bacon: Start enjoying bacon made from healthy foods like carrots, tempeh, eggplant or tofu. This latest vegan obsession is a blessing to those committed to the vegan lifestyle, but constantly thinking about crispy, greasy goodness. Visit YamChops to try their delicious bacon bits made out of coconut!   "As far as dairy and meat alternatives go, there are plenty," says Michael Abramson, Owner of YamChops Butcher Shop in Toronto . "Living the vegan style can be as exciting and delicious as it's always been. You can eat all your usual comfort food like bacon, cheese, and ice-cream, and still feel great about it."  For more information, please visit the Veg Food Fest. Follow @VegFoodFest or 'Like' them on Facebook. ABOUT VEG FOOD FEST: Toronto 's Veg Food Fest is the largest vegan food festival in North America , celebrating 32 years of delicious food that you never thought could be vegan. Enjoy free samples, live music, cooking demonstrations, presentations, new products and scrumptious food that will change your mouth's mind. Veg Food Fest is presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association and takes place September 9-11 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto..

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, July 14, 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.

Donald Trump off target in rejecting NAFTA

Montreal, July 14, 2016 – While the Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States, Donald Trump, has repeatedly tried to convince the American population of the need to renegotiate, or even to withdraw from, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the MEI is publishing today a Viewpoint demonstrating the numerous benefits that this deal has had for the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Indeed, since the entry into force of NAFTA in 1994, productivity has increased across North America . Customs duties reductions led to increases in trade with the other two countries of 11% in Canada , 41% in the United States , and 118% in Mexico , for the period between 1993 and 2011. American trade with Canada and Mexico increased from US$481 billion in 1993 to over US$1.1 trillion in 2015. "There is no doubt that the liberalisation of trade leads to lasting benefits. A very large majority of economists agree on this point," says Mathieu Bédard, author of the publication and Economist at the MEI. "Countries that open up their borders to trade experience sustainable growth and prosperity."  While Donald Trump claims that Americans "don't make anything anymore," implying that NAFTA is to blame, the American manufacturing sector has increased production by 58% since the deal came into effect. Nor has Mexico been left behind, NAFTA having contributed to the overall performance of its economy. Among other things, the agreement reduced the price of many consumption goods by half in just a few years, which has helped improve the still precarious living conditions of many Mexicans. The World Bank estimated in 2004 that NAFTA had lifted 3 million Mexicans above the poverty line. "It is surprising to see a certain segment of the left agree with Donald Trump on the issue of free trade, whereas its positive effects in terms of reducing global poverty are obvious," points out the economist. "NAFTA is a success, and if Donald Trump wants to renegotiate this agreement to obtain 'a better deal' for the United States , he will instead have to make sure to liberalize trade even further," he concludes. The Viewpoint entitled "NAFTA: Donald Trump's Criticisms Are Unfounded" was prepared by Mathieu Bédard, Economist 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.

U.S. Department of Justice is Attempting to Rewrite Federal Law

Corporate Efforts to Overturn North Carolina's Commonsense Public Accommodation Law Criticized by Legal Expert. Obama Administration Dupes Left-Leaning Corporations into Supporting the Executive Branch's Attempted Rewrite of the Civil Rights Act - This is About the Rule of Law and Separation of Powers  -  68 Major Corporations Sign Legal Brief that Threatens Public Safety and Offends Common Decency

Washington , D.C.  - A top lawyer with the National Center for Public Policy Research is calling out 68 corporations that have joined with the Obama Administration in its effort to halt implementation of North Carolina 's so-called bathroom law, warning that the case is about much more than restroom policy. In fact, he says, the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to rewrite federal law. "I am appalled - but not shocked - that so many major corporations have teamed up with the federal government to try to advance a liberal social agenda," said National Center General Counsel and Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof, Esq. "From promoting ObamaCare to denouncing religious freedom, whenever the Obama Administration needs a corporate ally, the line of business dupes seems limitless. This time, however, the issue at stake is much more than bathroom laws and gender identification. It is about the rule of law and separation of powers." On March 23rd, North Carolina 's legislature passed HB2, formally titled the "Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act," which has been colloquially referred to as North Carolina 's bathroom law. Among other things, the law states that transgender individuals who have not taken surgical or legal steps to change their gender must use public restrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate. On May 9th, the Justice Department filed suit seeking to halt the law's implementation. On July 8th, 68 major corporations, in conjunction with the Human Rights Campaign, filed a legal brief supporting the Justice Department's position. "Besides offending the sensibilities of millions of Americans and North Carolinians who don't wish to have grown men and young girls in states of undress in the same public facility, the Justice Department's lawsuit seeks to fundamentally alter the rule of law. Obama's Justice Department has long sought to include self-identified transgender individuals as a protected class under Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. Since the DOJ doesn't have the Constitutional authority to rewrite laws, it is trying to seek the same result by establishing precedent with this court case. Such a result would irreparably damage America 's unique separation of powers and open the floodgates for increased executive branch control over state and local matters," said Danhof. The list of corporations that are working to undermine Congress and subvert the rule of law include Apple, Salesforce, Marriott, American Airlines, PayPal, Red Hat, Nike, Capital One and IBM. "If the government is going to extend the Civil Rights Act to cover individuals who merely identify as transgender - but choose not to actually change their gender medically or legally - than that's up to the U.S Congress. Members of Congress are elected and accountable to the American people. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her lackeys at the Department of Justice are not," added Danhof. "However, publicly-held companies are accountable to their investors and customers. Corporations that want to undermine the American people need to hear from these stakeholders. Every time a corporation even hints at taking a perceived conservative action or position, the liberal activist machine kicks into high gear and attacks that corporation. Conservative and free enterprise-minded folks need to start using the same tactics to go after companies that limit freedom." The National Center 's Free Enterprise Project, established in 2007, is the nation's preeminent free-market activist group focusing on shareholder activism and the confluence of big government and big business. In just the last two years, National Center representatives have participated in 87 shareholder meetings, advancing free-market ideals in the areas of health care, energy, taxes, subsidies, regulations, religious freedom, food policies, media bias, gun rights, workers' rights and many other important public policy issues. Just this year, the Free Enterprise Project has been featured in the Washington Post, the Washington Times, Fox's "Cavuto," the Drudge Report, the Financial Times, Crain's Chicago Business, Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Newsmax, Daily Caller, Lifezette, the Seattle Times, the Quad City Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune among many others. The National Center 's Free Enterprise Project is also prominently featured in Wall Street Journal writer Kimberley Strassel's new book, "The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech," published by the Hachette Book Group. The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than four percent from foundations, and less than two percent from corporations. It receives over 350,000 individual contributions a year from over 96,000 active recent contributors. Sign up for free issue alerts here or follow us on Twitter at @NationalCenter.

Group Calls on U.S. Senators to Prove They Aren't Hypocrites

Senators Who Organized #WebofDenial Climate Change Marathon in U.S. Senate Should Make Public Their Communications With Donors About this Event  Senators Also Should Step Outside the U.S. Senate, Where They're Protected Against Libel Charges, When Making Allegations, and List the Financial Conflicts of Interest of Their Donors, Group Says   Marathon by Liberal Senators Was in Support of Resolution Calling on Groups Not to Defend Themselves if Liberal State Attorneys General Accuse Them in Court of Presenting a Point of View Differing from That of the Senators  Senators Want Groups to Surrender Their Right to a Defense in Court, Since Otherwise, the First Amendment Protects Their Right to Share Their Views  Senate Marathon Comes as Wall Street Journal Writer Kimberly Strassel Releases New Book Detailing 24 Ways the Left Attacks Free Speech and Political Dissent  A Chapter is Dedicated to the National Center for Public Policy Research's Work Against Liberal Efforts to Force Corporations to Stop Working with Conservative, Centrist and Free-Market Organizations Washington, D.C. - The National Center for Public Policy Research is calling on a group of high profile Senators working on the climate issue to prove they are not hypocrites. The call comes in the wake of a two-day just-completed marathon on the Senate floor condemning dozens of conservative and free-market policy groups for not endorsing the global warming theory. The condemned groups either are unconvinced significant human-caused global warming is occurring, that any such warming would be catastrophic, and/or that proposed new laws, treaties and/or regulations would have a meaningful effect on any global warming. The Senators disapprove of these views. "The Senators took to the Senate floor and for two days claimed that many of the groups hold the views they do because they are paid to do so by a variety of businesses and philanthropic foundations," said Amy Ridenour, chairman of the
National Center for Public Policy Research. "The Senators' presentations were rife wife errors, including a failure to even remotely prove their false charges, but that's not the worst of it. The Senators' goal is to crush the free speech rights of these organizations and help set them up for prosecution for their views. Furthermore, it's likely the Senators are being hypocritical." The Senators listed the names of large donors to some of the groups while making the unsubstantiated charge that the donors would benefit financially if bills and regulations favored by the Senators are not adopted. If they are not hypocrites, Ridenour said, the Senators should: 1. Make public all communications with their own donors, and the donors of organizations assisting them in organizing and publicizing this marathon, that discussed this event. What's good for the goose, in other words. 2. Make these accusations in a public venue outside the Senate floor, where the Senators by law are protected from the libel laws. The Senators should make their accusations while subject to the same libel laws as every other American. 3. The Senators should list all the donors they have, and their supporting organizations have, that have a conflict of interest on this issue. These include donors that have received or have applied to receive taxpayer support for so-called 'green' energy technologies or who stand to profit in any way from new laws, regulations or treaties ostensibly intended to combat global warming. "If groups on one side of the climate change debate have had their donors made public, it's fair for the other side's to be made public as well," said Ridenour. "The Senators also should provide convincing evidence the groups they essentially have accused of being 'on the take' actually are. The Senators listed donations given by companies that agree with the global warming theory as well as philanthropic foundations with no known interest in the topic as evidence that so-called 'denier' organizations are being paid to fight the left on climate issues. That makes no sense. The Senators should make a case, not just an accusation, and they shouldn't be hiding like babies behind libel protections unavailable to anyone outside of Congress. And of course the Senators should reveal their conflicts of interest." The Senators' marathon comes following increasing scrutiny of left-wing efforts to shut down speech with which it disagrees.  A new book by Wall Street Journal writer Kimberley Strassel, "The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech (Hachette Book Group)," is dedicated solely to this relatively new phenomenon. The book's 24 chapters each are dedicated to a different way the left seeks to shut down free expression by those who do not share its views. A full chapter of the book covers efforts by the National Center for Public Policy Research since 2007 to combat shareholder proposals by left-wing unions and groups that would restrict publicly-held corporations from working with centrist or conservative/free-market organizations while continuing to work with, and seek advice from, those on the left. "The Senate marathon was organized by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who has introduced a Senate resolution calling on groups not to defend themselves if liberal state attorneys general accuse them of presenting their point of view," said Ridenour. "This is America in 2016." The Canadian skeptic-attack blog DeSmogBlog, credited with being an early adopter of the term "denier," calling it an intentional reference to identify skeptics with people who deny the existence of the holocaust and thus intended to associate disagreement with the global warming theory with immorality, identified participating Senators as Ed Markey (D-MA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (S-VT) and Al Franken (D-MN). DeSmogBlog, sensitive to the donations made by others, was founded with funds from John Lefebvre, an online casino businessman subsequently convicted of a money-laundering felony in the United States (as reported by James M. Taylor of the Heartland Institute and many others). The allegation that no organization would disagree with the left on climate change unless it was paid to do so comes as the American public, presumably unpaid, is increasingly skeptical that global warming is anything to worry about. Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller collected polls on the issue in 2016, reporting that a YouGov poll found "only 9.2 percent of Americans rank global warming as their biggest concern"; a "Fox News poll from December found only 3 percent of Americans polled listed global warming as their top concern," and "a CNN poll from January 2015 found that 57 percent of Americans did not expect global warming to threaten their way of life." "The National Center for Public Policy Research is listed as one of the so-called 'denier' organizations," said Ridenour, "but was not singled out for attack by the Senators on this occasion, perhaps because it receives 96 percent of its funding in small gifts from individuals and is not receiving any climate-related funding from large donors. The National Center did receive funding from ExxonMobil for some years until 8 years ago, when ExxonMobil told us the funding would be discontinued unless we joined with the liberals and adopted the alarmist position on global warming. We obviously declined, and have not received funding since. We did make this public. As our entire funding mechanism and this story undermines the narrative of Senators Whitehouse and the others that climate 'denier' groups are being bribed to adopt a skeptical position, mentioning us would not have been useful to the liberal Senators."  The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than four percent from foundations, and less than two percent from corporations. It receives over 350,000 individual contributions a year from over 96,000 active recent contributors. Sign up for free issue alerts here or follow us on Twitter at @NationalCenter. NAFTA: Donald Trump's Criticisms Are Unfounded  While the Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States, Donald Trump, has repeatedly tried to convince the American population of the need to renegotiate, or even to withdraw from, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the MEI is publishing today a Viewpoint demonstrating the numerous benefits that this deal has had for the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 

Ontario Court of Appeal releases decision today in  Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada

TORONTO : The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) will today respond to the important ruling of the Ontario Court of Appeal in  Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada, to be released the morning of Wednesday, June 29. "This decision is crucial to determining whether or not Canadians will continue to enjoy fully their freedom, guaranteed by Charter Section 2(d) freedom of association, to form and join the voluntary  groups, clubs, societies, organizations, and institutions of their own choice," stated Calgary lawyer John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre, which intervened in this case as well as the BC and Nova Scotia cases involving Trinity Western University (TWU). Toronto lawyer and Justice Centre counsel Daniel Santoro presented the Justice Centre's argument in support of Charter section 2(d) freedom of association before a panel of justices, as did other interveners, in addition to argument presented by the actual parties,  Trinity Western University (TWU) and the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), on June 6, 2016 . The law societies of B.C., Ontario and Nova Scotia have ruled against recognizing the law program of Trinity Western University (TWU), a private Evangelical Christian university in Langley , B.C.  The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has approved the law program of TWU as meeting academic and professional standards.  The LSUC does not allege that there is anything wrong with TWU's law program, but claims that TWU's Community Covenant discriminates against the LGBTQ+ community.  The Community Covenant prohibits numerous legal activities such as vulgar or obscene language, drunkenness, viewing pornography, gossip, and sexual activity outside of the marriage of one man and one woman.  The Justice Centre previously intervened in this case at the Ontario Divisional Court in May of 2015, to argue for the Charter section 2(d) right to freedom of association, including the right of every charity, ethnic and cultural association, sports club, temple, church, and political group to establish its own rules and membership requirements.  In July of 2015, the Ontario Divisional Court upheld the decision of the LSUC to refuse to recognize the law program of TWU.  "For a free society to remain free, its citizens must accept that other people can and do have radically different conceptions of reality, including unpopular ideas about sex and sexual morality.  The Divisional Court 's decision erred in recognizing a legal right to be free from hurt feelings, which undermines both freedom of expression and freedom of association," stated Justice Centre president John Carpay.  "A court ruling against TWU's freedom of association would undermine the freedom of association of every other group in Canada as well," added Carpay.    For more information, contact:  John Carpay, Justice Centre president, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms: 403-619-8014 or jcarpay@jccf.ca  Daniel Santoro, Justice Centre counsel:   416-888-7865 or santoro@dsflitigation.com   Read Court Documents and Case Background   Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, #253, 7620 Elbow Drive SW Calgary , Alberta , T2V 1K2  JCCF.ca  "Defending the constitutional freedoms of Canadians"

Evidence Links Family Planning with Improved Environmental Outcomes

Washington , D.C.----  A collaborative international assessment of hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific papers published since 2005 finds significant, albeit indirect, evidence that access to voluntary family planning can contribute to an environmentally sustainable world (fpesa.net). Among more than 900 peer-reviewed scientific papers published since 2005, the Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment (FPESA), a project of the Worldwatch Institute, found data and researchers' conclusions suggesting that: Major reductions in unintended pregnancies---- now accounting for two out of five pregnancies worldwide---- would lower birth rates in high-consuming and low-consuming countries alike. Achieving a low trajectory of world population growth could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the first half of the 21stcentury to an extent comparable to eliminating all deforestation. Greater use of family planning would facilitate more participation by women in economic activity and in civil society, which could improve environmental outcomes locally and globally. "Linking environmental benefits to family planning can be controversial, since the use of family planning is---- and should always be---- a private choice that people make for their own reasons," noted Robert Engelman, former President of the Worldwatch Institute, who directed the FPESA project. "Yet demonstrated synergies between the two might help advance both environmental sustainability and access to family planning for those who want it. Our objective has been to see what the scientific literature has to say about the connection and to assess the evidence base." Through collaborative evaluation of 939 papers, identified through expert interviews and database searches, the FPESA project collectively ranked 112 papers as "certainly relevant" to the hypothesis that family planning benefits the environment, with another 302 ranked as "probably relevant." (Relevant papers might either support or undermine the hypothesis.) The bulk of the "certainly relevant" papers lend support to the hypothesis, with a few papers somewhat undermining it but none directly countering it. A conceptual framework guiding the evaluation included both slower population growth and the empowerment of women as pathways through which family planning might contribute positively to environmental sustainability. The project team and a network of international researchers collaborating in the assessment share a commitment to the human rights foundation of family planning as a choice for couples and individuals alone in deciding if and when to have a child. The group identified no research suggesting that a weakening of this foundation would make any contribution to sustainability. A comprehensive report on the project's findings to date---- Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability: Assessing the Science---- will be launched on June 29 at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington , D.C. The report includes an annotated bibliography and assessments of the 50 papers that are most compelling and relevant to the hypothesis. No research discipline directly explores the hypothesis that family planning contributes to environmental sustainability. Not surprisingly, scientific papers making this connection proved to be scarce. A high proportion of the reviewed papers that were found to be relevant to the hypothesis, however, assert or demonstrate an influence of population size, growth, or resource demands on the environment. A smaller proportion of the reviewed papers lend credence to the idea that women who are able to make their own reproductive choices are more likely to contribute to environmental sustainability through consumption choices or participation in politics and civil society. The assessment also explored a secondary hypothesis: that research interest in the family planning--environmental sustainability linkage is widespread among women and men in developing as well as developed countries. "That hypothesis, we feel, is fully confirmed," Engelman said, based on the diversity of the project's network of research assessors and on the high proportions of relevant paper authors who are women and/or are from developing countries. "Given high levels of interest in the potential contribution of family planning to the environment, and the importance of the linkage for both sustainability and reproductive health and rights, more research---- and funding for it---- is critically needed, especially for young researchers and those in developing countries." The assessment team consists of Engelman, now a Senior Fellow at Worldwatch, and Research Assistant Yeneneh Girma Terefe, along with several consultants and an active network of 16 research assessors. Seven assessors are women, while 13 work in or are from developing countries. Articles by some consultants and assessors are included in the report. The consultants were Vicky Markham, Kenneth R. Weiss, and Sam Sellers. Network assessors were Edward Amankwah, Alaka Basu, Wanangwa Chimwaza-Manda, Samuel Nii Ardrey Codjoe, Javiera Fanta, Bhola R. Gurjar, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Hafiz T.A. Khan, Zena Lyaga, Wilkister Nyaora Moturi, Casianes Olilo, Margaret Perkins, Muhammad Abdur Rahaman, Sam Sellers, Dirk Van Braeckel, and Samson Wasao. For additional findings from the project and assessments of specific papers, visit fpesa.net. About FPESA The Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment (FPESA), a project of the Worldwatch Institute, is surveying the field of health and environmental research for well-documented and evaluated data shedding light on how the use of family planning might relate to climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable water supply and food production, the maintenance of biological diversity, the future of forests and fisheries, and more. Learn more at fpesa.net. About Worldwatch Founded in 1974 by farmer and economist Lester Brown, the Worldwatch Institute was the first independent research institute devoted to the analysis of global environmental concerns. Worldwatch quickly became recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Over 40 years later, Worldwatch continues to develop innovative solutions to intractable problems, emphasizing a blend of government leadership, private sector enterprise, and citizen action that can make a sustainable future a reality. Learn more at www.worldwatch.org.

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Gentrification is a positive phenomenon that also benefits the poor

Montreal , July 28, 2016 – While acts of violence on the part of anti-gentrification activists continue to occur in certain Montreal neighbourhoods like Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, the MEI shows in a new publication that gentrification is a normal phenomenon that entails beneficial effects for everyone, including the poorest members of society. Gentrification, whereby middle-class families and young professionals establish themselves in working-class neighbourhoods, is often associated with an increase in social diversity which leads to more employment opportunities, more shops and restaurants, and a richer neighbourhood life. "In addition to reversing the economic decline of an area, increased economic activity can provide substantial income gains for poor individuals. With gentrification, in addition to higher-end boutiques and cafes, affordable supermarkets establish themselves, leading to lower prices for basic foodstuffs," explains Vincent Geloso, economist and co-author of the Viewpoint. Living in more dynamic neighbourhoods also increases the likelihood of upward socio-economic mobility, especially among children. While it is true that an increase in demand for housing can raise prices and push some residents to leave, opposing gentrification and its benefits is not a sound policy course, because without this process, poor neighbourhoods end up becoming less and less livable, causing more displacement than gentrification. "The best policy would be to make sure that those who are displaced have access to affordable housing alternatives. When zoning laws are too restrictive, they limit the supply and the accessibility of housing, a well-documented phenomenon in the empirical literature," points out Jasmin Guénette, Vice President of the MEI and co-author of the Viewpoint. "Gentrification is a normal process, and is beneficial for everyone. Instead of opposing it, those who are concerned about the plight of the poor should call for an easing of land-use regulations, which would lower housing prices and allow the full benefits of gentrification to materialize," concludes Mr. Guénette. The Viewpoint entitled "The Widespread Benefits of Gentrification" was prepared by Vincent Geloso, economist, and Jasmin Guénette, Vice President of 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 Widespread Benefits of Gentrification

While acts of violence on the part of anti-gentrification activists continue to occur in certain Montreal neighbourhoods like Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, the MEI shows in a new publication that gentrification is a normal phenomenon that entails beneficial effects for everyone, including the poorest members of society. A free, one-day workshop on economics organized by the Institute for Liberal Studies will take place on August 6 at Concordia University . Several MEI economists and associate researchers will be participating, including Pierre Desrochers, Vincent Geloso, Mathieu Bédard, Germain Belzile, and Alexandre Moreau. All talks will be in French. There will be a cocktail hour at the end of the day after the sessions. Registration is mandatory in order to receive the preparatory readings and the schedule for the day. To register, visit the website at: seminairelibremarche.com.

Canadian Pokémon

The wait finally ended for Canadian Pokémon fans in mid-July, as the highly anticipated mobile game Pokémon Go launched north of the border, a few weeks after the game first launched in the United States . At its core, the premise is deceptively simple: after downloading the game, the player walks around in search of Pokémon, which spawn on their screens at random based on their surroundings. For instance, a player is more likely to encounter a water-type Pokémon if they are around water. The player then swipes on their screen, "throwing" a Pokéball at the creature, and if thrown correctly, they catch the Pokémon. It can then be trained, evolved and used in virtual battles. Many people, young and old, have been using this latest craze as an opportunity to explore their surroundings, wandering around their neighbourhoods in search of that elusive Rhydon. Any opportunity to get physical exercise and become more familiar with surroundings is, of course, extremely beneficial for anyone, and goes to show the benefits of advancement in technology and augmented reality-style games. While the game is fantastic as far as physical exercise and exposure to the outdoors is concerned, though, it's important that would-be Pokémon trainers not get so immersed in the virtual world that they lose sight of the real world. Since the release of the game, stories have begun to emerge of people walking into the street, falling due to lack of attention of their surroundings, or walking into compromising situations. Keep your head up, and ensure you're stopping in a safe area before attempting to catch a Pokémon or stop at a gym. A few more tips to consider: Wear proper clothing when walking around. This includes a good pair of running shoes, appropriate clothing for the weather and, if walking around at night, brightly-coloured clothing to ensure that oncoming motorists can see you. Stay in public areas, preferably where there are other people around. Never trespass onto private property and, if you see a Pokémon in an area that doesn't feel safe – no matter if it's a common Rattata or an ultra-rare Mewtwo – trust your instincts and steer clear of the area. There have been reports in the United States of malicious users dropping "incense," an in-game item that lures wild Pokémon to an area, in secluded areas then mugging unsuspecting players who arrive to the area. Go Pokémon hunting in groups. This will ensure that you will have other people keeping an eye out for you and vice-versa in case one of you accidentally veers off or is in danger of walking into something or falling. When you're driving, it should be Pokémon STOP. Leave the phone alone while you're behind the wheel. If you've got a child who wants to go out on a Pokémon hunt, make sure they're accompanied by an adult or supervised by a responsible adult at all times. Our recommendation is that any child 12 years of age or younger should be accompanied, but that's not a hard rule. Consider the child's maturity and temperament, and use your judgment. The Canada Safety Council wishes you good luck, safe adventures and fully believes that you can be the very best, like no one ever was!

Victory for free expression rights at Canadian public libraries

ST. CATHERINES, ON: The Justice Centre has helped to secure a victory for free expression rights in public libraries. In the Spring of 2015, the St. Catherines Public Library refused to allow Mary Stanko to place the Spring 2015 issue of her seniors' newsletter in its community newsletter stands.  The St. Catherines Public Library has pamphlet and newsletter stands designed for members of the public to share notices and materials of an educational or cultural nature. Ms. Stanko has been publishing a community newsletter for seniors in the St. Catherines area for the past 18 years.  The newsletter provides information on local events, historical sketches and editorials, often written by Ms. Stanko herself.  Over the past 18 years, each issue of Ms. Stanko's newsletter has been distributed and made available to the public through the newsletter stands in the various branches of the St. Catherines Public Library, without issue. In the Spring 2015 issue of her newsletter, Ms. Stanko had written an editorial quoting the Charter and its recognition of the "Supremacy of God" while critiquing the abandonment of God in society: Yet, why are we law-abiding citizens allowing these Apostates and Atheists, who are in the minority, to install their undemocratic rule of terror in which mention of HIS Name has become anathema in Public Governments, their arms length Commissions, Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, Universities and some Secular Media? How can our Highest Court debunk the above preamble to profess a theistic faith as "an interpretation of a freedom of conscience & religion that authorizes the state to consciously profess a theistic faith?" Ms. Stanko herself appealed the rejection of the newsletter to the Library Board.  However, in December 2015, the Library Board rejected Ms. Stanko's appeal, stating that Ms. Stanko's newsletter was not educational or cultural, and thus could not be placed in the newsletter stands. In 2016, Ms. Stanko contacted the Justice Centre, which wrote a letter on her behalf to the Library Board, explaining how Ms. Stanko's letter was both educational and cultural and outlining the Library's duty as government not to censor materials based on the content of the views expressed. After consulting with a lawyer, the Library Board reversed its prior decision and agreed to place the newsletter it had rejected in its newsletter stands. " Canada 's public libraries serve a critical function in a free and democratic society: providing all members of the public, regardless of financial status, with access to information (whether it be for education, news or entertainment) on nearly all topics and from numerous views," stated Justice Centre staff lawyer Marty Moore.  "Democratically speaking, it's deeply perplexing how we are allowing our above former freedoms to be pulled from under our feet by those we elected or who were appointed by our elected to officiate as "objective Executors" of our 1982 Constitution Act , to increasingly take it totally upon themselves, so insensitively, to legislate as if it no longer existed." For more information, please contact: Marty Moore, staff lawyer, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms  587-998-1806 or mmoore@jccf.ca  
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Brexit sends economy to 'seven-year low'

Data compiled from business questionnaires in July shows UK economic activity fell to its lowest level since 2009, the aftermath of the financial crisis.

Philip Hammond said he may 'reset' Britain's economic policy

Chancellor may 'reset' economic policy in Autumn Statement

The new Chancellor of the Exchequer has said he may use the Autumn Statement to "reset" Britain 's economic policy. At the start of a trip to China to strengthen post-Brexit business ties, Philip Hammond said he would review economic data over the coming months. He added that the Treasury will act "if we deem it necessary to do so". Before becoming Prime Minister, Theresa May had said that the government would no longer seek to reach a surplus by 2020. Mr Hammond said on Friday: "Over the medium term we will have the opportunity with our Autumn Statement, our regular late year fiscal event, to reset fiscal policy if we deem it necessary to do so in the light of the data that will emerge over the coming months."  Live Business Live: Pound tumbles   Chancellor may 'reset' economic policy

PM under pressure over Malaysia ‘fraud’

Malaysian PM Najib Razak is facing pressure internationally and at home amid US allegations of massive fraud at state investment fund 1MDB.

Malaysian PM Najib Razak (Jan 2016)

The fund was set up by Mr Najib in 2009 with the stated aim of boosting the Malaysian economy. But US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said evidence showed it had defrauded Malaysians "on an enormous scale". On Wednesday, US authorities moved to seize more than $1bn (£761m) in assets related to the fund. Mr Najib is not named in the papers and has consistently denied wrongdoing. But he is identifiable as "Malaysian Official 1", whose account allegedly received millions in funds originating from 1MDB. The $1bn the US hopes to seize would make up only a proportion of the more than $3.5bn (£2.6bn) allegedly diverted.

  Abu Dhabi officials named in 1MDB probe

The US Department of Justice has moved to seize more than $1bn (£761m) from Malaysia 's state fund 1MDB. The department alleges the funds were "misappropriated" and though it did not name Prime Minister Najib Razak directly, he is identifiable in the suit as someone whose account allegedly received huge sums. He has in the past denied wrongdoing. Mr Najib set up 1MDB in 2009 to turn Kuala Lumpur into a financial hub, but it missed debt payments in 2015. The US justice department alleges the "misappropriated" funds financed lavish lifestyles of "multiple individuals including public officials". There is no allegation that Mr Najib spent any of the money but people close to him are accused of using billions of dollars to buy jewellery, art and luxury properties; pay gambling expenses; and hire musicians and celebrities to attend parties.   Dubai fire engulfs skyscraper

ITF commends SIU of Canada over licence exposé

The ITF has commended the Seafarers International Union of Canada for its work in revealing abuses of a permit licensing system that risked undermining the nation's cabotage laws and shipping capability. ITF seafarers section chair Dave Heindel stated: "The investigative work of the union has forced an admission from the Canadian government that at least 11 work permits have been illegally issued – and this may be just the tip of the iceberg. What the SIU of Canada has uncovered looks very much like the illegal and systematic granting of permits to the crews of hundreds of foreign flag ships working Canadian waters, despite the availability of Canadian seafarers to serve on them."  ITF president Paddy Crumlin added: "The Federal Court of Canada has caught the government out either actively undermining or colluding in the undermining of Canadian national law. That law is designed to ensure that the country retains and treasures its naval capability and the employment of citizens and the support of their communities."   He continued: "We believe that the people of Canada understand the need for maritime cabotage and all that it brings to their country. They will be shocked to see it being abused in this way. The ITF and all our unions applaud the work done by the SIU of Canada to defend it and expose this wrongdoing."  In a statement about the Federal Court victory, SIU of Canada president James Given said: "It is outrageous that temporary foreign workers are being granted work permits to crew these oil tankers, while qualified Canadian seafarers are unemployed. This is a big win for our members, who are trained and available to crew these oil tankers. The SIU of Canada will keep fighting until these flag of convenience vessels shipping in Canadian waters are crewed by Canadian seafarers."  You can read the statement in full at http://goo.gl/0dEt7a.

In 2016, what kinds of jobs are in high demand? You guessed it: tech, tech and tech.

According to a report earlier this year from career website Glassdoor, the No. 1 job in the United States in 2016 is that of a data scientist. That's right. It's the most in-demand occupation today that comes with a median base salary of about $117,000. At the present time, there are about 1,700 job openings, but they are tough to fill because data science needs specialized knowledge and skills. As data science and data analytics is embraced around the globe, however, the supply of data scientists is lagging far behind burgeoning demand. According to McKinsey, the United States will experience a shortage of up to 190,000 skilled data scientists by 2018 due to the ongoing data deluge. The projected heavy shortage of Data Scientists has universities around the world scrambling to put together Data Science programs. This is fine for those now entering the college system. But what about the thousands of students who have graduated with a degree in a similar field and want to prepare themselves for the data science boom?   That's where the NYC Data Science Academy (NYCDSA) comes in. NYCDSA offers a 12-week data science bootcamp where students learn R, Python, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Spark and more. Once students have a solid foundation, they work on real-world projects to understand the entire data science and analytics process while being able to interpret and communicate the results in a compelling way. The typical NYCDSA student has a technical background in engineering, finance, science, or business. Half the attendees have a Masters in one of those fields, a third have a PhD, and the remaining students have a bachelor's degree. As NYCDSA actively works in the data industry, it knows the skills needed to be hired and promoted. Students are trained and prepared for the real world while receiving résumé building help and interview preparation. In addition, NYCDSA knows who's hiring and what they are looking for. The program includes help in finding positions after graduation. That's why over 85% of NYCDSA graduates are hired within three months and more than 95% of them are placed within six. "We work in the data industry every day," says Vivian Zhang, founder of NYC Data Science Academy . "So we know the skills you need to learn to be the Data Scientist companies want to hire and promote." The next available NYCDSA Summer Data Science Bootcamp begins on August 15 in New York City . The tuition is $16,000 for the full 12-week program. About NYC Data Science Academy NYC Data Science Academy offers the highest quality in data science and data engineering training.  It's designed specifically around the skills employers are seeking, including R, Python, Hadoop, Spark, D3.js and much more.  The program delivers a combination of lectures and real-world data challenges to its students.  By the end of the program students have at least five completed projects to showcase to employers and will have multiple opportunities to present.  This prepares students to meet the requirements for premium data science positions. 

Cuban economy minister is sacked

Cuban Economy Minister Marino Murillo is removed from his post following President Raul Castro's warning last week of continuing economic uncertainty.

Cuban Vice President and Economy Minister Marino Murillo (07 January 2016)

The Cuban economy minister has been removed from his post following President Raul Castro's warning last week that people would have to tighten their belts amid the continuing economic crisis in Venezuela. The government says Marino Murillo will now have responsibility for spearheading market reforms. Cuba 's economy is closely tied to that of its socialist ally, Venezuela . But Venezuela has been hit by oil prices remaining comparatively low. The BBC's Will Grant in Havana says the decision to transfer the economy minister to new duties adds to the growing sense of economic uncertainty in Cuba . For now, Mr Murillo will broadly remain involved in managing the communist island's economy. President Castro has told Cubans to brace themselves for a tough second half of 2016 as government institutions restrict their energy consumption while a joint Cuban-Venezuelan oil refinery in the city of Cienfuegos is temporarily closed.   US hotel firm strikes historic Cuba deal    What is behind the US-Cuba thaw?     Venezuela army to combat food shortages    Venezuela seizes US-owned factory   Venezuelans flock to Colombia for food     Amazon tree catalogue 'needs 300 years'      Brazil beefs up security for Olympics      Germany deplores abuse at Chile colony     Paraguay court sentences farmers

Pound hits new low on Brexit nerves

The pound hits a fresh 31-year low against the dollar in Asian trade as worries over the UK 's exit from the European Union continue to rattle markets.

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The pound has hit a fresh 31-year low against the dollar as worries over the UK 's exit from the European Union continued to rattle financial markets.

At one point it dropped to $1.2798, before recovering slightly to $1.2932. Analysts blamed warnings from the Bank of England on Tuesday that Brexit risks were "crystallising" and fears about the UK commercial property market. The pound has now fallen by about 14% against the dollar since hitting $1.50 ahead of the referendum result. "Pessimistic predictions for sterling are coming true," said Andrew Edwards, chief executive of ETX Capital. "The pound is the chief proxy for the post-Brexit mood in the markets." Against the euro, the pound was down 0.5% at €1.1697 on Wednesday, its lowest level since 2013. Property sell-off  On the UK stock market, the FTSE 100 index dropped slightly to 6,529.11.     Who is affected by the falling pound?      Business

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THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE JOHN LENNON SIGNATURE COLLECTION LAUNCHES AT TOM* TORONTO MEN'S FASHION SPRING/SUMMER 2017

TORONTO - July, 2016 - Toronto Men's Fashion Week (TOM*), in partnership with Caulfeild Apparel Group, is excited to announce the John Lennon Signature Collection to be premiered on the TOM* runway this S/S 17 season. The fashion show will take place on Saturday, August 20 at 7pm at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton St , Toronto .John Lennon was a music legend, cultural icon, world peace advocate, artist, poet and rebel style hero.  Inspired by Lennon's art, music and personal style, Caulfeild Apparel Group has created the John Lennon Signature Collection. The integrity of the John Lennon brand is held by Yoko Ono's participation. "Imagine John Lennon walking the streets of London , what would you see? Imagine in his prime what John Lennon would wear today?  That is where the design comes from," says Kelly Pettit, Designer and Divisional Vice President at Caulfeild Apparel Group. "This iconic figure and his legendary music, art and personal style remain at the forefront of the collection. I wanted the collection to be eclectic and vibrant with a modern feel. The Signature Collection is pieces inspired by the lifestyle and persona of John Lennon. A collection of wovens, trousers, leathers and graphic tees that will resonate with people that want the world to be as one." "I am very impressed with how our team at Caulfeild has fused together John Lennon's art, music, and emotion into a modern collection of clothing for today's fashionable man says Michael Purkis, President of Caulfeild Apparel Group.  "Rock and Roll and fashion will always be intertwined, and the John Lennon Signature Collection is the perfect fusion - just like the perfect song combines lyrics and music - this collection fuses fashion and Lennon!" The Signature Collection utilizes the best fabrics in Europe , some from London 's famed ' Liberty ' to recreate garments that John wore then, and would wear today.  The styling is reminiscent of the sixties, but adapted to today's modern silhouette.  The neck yoke features a multi-coloured, embroidered, John Lennon self-portrait, and in many of the prints Lennon's actual lyrics are used in the intricate design. The clothes within this collection will resonate with people that want the world to be as one, and that want to give peace a chance. "John Lennon was an artist committed to authenticity and instilled kindness and light through his art," says Jeff Rustia, Executive Director and Founder of TOM*. "We are honoured to premiere this collection at TOM* and believe it will evoke the emotions of the audience and represent the personas that were and still are, John Lennon."

DEEP PURPLE

LIVE AT THE NEC - TO BE RELEASED VIA EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT - ~DVD AND DIGITAL FORMATS~ ~ AUGUST 26, 2016 ~

New York, NY (July, 2016)—On September 14, 2002, hard rock pioneers Deep Purple took the stage for a landmark concert at the NEC in Birmingham, England to bid farewell to founding member and keyboard legend Jon Lord. On August 26, Eagle Rock Entertainment will deliver this very concert with the release of Live At The NEC on DVD and Digital formats [MSRP $14.99]. Previously only available as part of the Around The World Live boxed set, this film is being made available for the first time as a standalone DVD.  One of the most emotional concerts in Deep Purple’s long career, Live At The NEC is a unique experience in that it features both their keyboard players on stage – Jon Lord and Don Airey. Lord had announced his retirement earlier that year, and Airey was subsequently brought on board. Airey serves as the principal keyboardist throughout the show, culminating in a solo before the lights drop, and Jon Lord appears for a storming version of “Perfect Strangers.” The two share keyboard duties for the rest of the night, in a fitting passing-of-the-torch moment. At 109 minutes total, Deep Purple (Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Lord and Airey) kick out all the classics: “Smoke On The Water,” “Woman From Tokyo,” “Space Truckin’,” “Highway Star,” “Speed King,” “Lazy,” “Hush,” and more. In addition to this fantastic set, Live At The NEC includes bonus interviews with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. In addition to Live At The NEC, Eagle Rock Entertainment will also release two more concert films -- Total Abandon and Bombay Calling – on digital formats on August 26. Amazon purchase link: http://amzn.to/2ah3nBc    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.

PRIVATE LIVES

Written by NOEL COWARD - Directed by MATTHEW TIFFIN    With STEFANIE BUXTON    MARY HARVEY    DAVID NOEL    BRETT WATSON   Set & Lighting Designer PETER VATSIS    Costume Designer Elisabeth de Medeiros  Sound Designer ROB DENTON    Stage Manager LAURA GRANDFIELD   "Of all Coward's plays, Private Lives remains the most pristine, elegant example of his art."   - Philip Hoare, Independent 2013 ( UK )   Hudson , Qc , July, 2016 – The Hudson Village Theatre continues its Games We Play theme with Noel Coward's hilarious romp, Private Lives, playing August 10 to 28. First staged in 1930, the sparkling, quick-tempo dialogue and deliciously wicked barbs haven't lost their punch eighty plus years later, though gender politics may have changed somewhat. To drive home that point, as well as add another comedic layer to the already razor-sharp humour, director Matthew Tiffin, HVT's Artistic Director, puts a 21st century spin on the master wit's 20th century comedic jewel by reversing the sex of all of the actors' roles.    ELYOT   It doesn't suit women to be promiscuous.   AMANDA   It doesn't suit men for women to be promiscuous.    Tiffin explains why he chose to direct this play by saying, "It's hard for me to think of reasons not to produce this play!  Private Lives is a classic—Noel Coward's crowning achievement—a masterpiece of style and wit.  The battle of the sexes is always fun theatrical fodder and by reversing the genders, fans of Hudson 's annual pantomime will feel right at home. Every couple sees some aspect of themselves in these characters and Coward's genius transforms what would otherwise be an average sitcom into biting social satire."   "The great delight of this [Private Lives] is that it offers pain and exquisite pleasure in the same outing."  - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian 2001 (UK)  This fast-paced, three-act comedy of manners has former couple, Elyot and Amanda, unwittingly book adjoining rooms at the same Côte d'Azur hotel to honeymoon with their new spouses, Sybil and Victor. Soon realizing they've made a pair of mistaken marriages, under the cover of night Elyot and Amanda hastily escape their unsuspecting partners. Several days later, the cuckolded twosome discovers the lovers in Amanda's Parisian pied-à-terre, plunging all four into a most compromising situation in which passions and hilarity mount exponentially. Coward's zingers play no favourites, holding the suave Amanda and Elyot up to ridicule as equally as he pokes fun at the more conventional Sybil and Victor, similarly taking pot shots at conventional attitudes about love and faith. Despite having leisure, wit, and money, Sibyl and Victor are trapped in conventional views of men and women while the carefree Amanda and Elyot, seemingly unrestricted by convention, are unable to find its replacement and however unsentimental they behave, their familiar quarrels reveal timeless themes.   Hudson Village Theatre  28 Wharf Road , J0P 1H0    www.villagetheatre.ca

JOURNEY - LIVE IN MANILA

~DVD+2CD, BLU-RAY+2CD, AND DIGITAL FORMATS~ AUDIO PORTION MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME  ~ SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 ~

New York , NY ( July 19, 2016 )— Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the release of Live In Manila from internationally beloved American band Journey on September 9, 2016 .  Originally released on DVD in 2009, Journey Live In Manila is now being reissued in North America as a DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and digital formats, and is the first time the audio has been available anywhere in the world [MSRP $34.98 DVD+2CD, $39.98 Blu-ray+2CD]. Filmed in 4K resolution utilizing RED technology to deliver extraordinary quality, this release captures Journey’s concert at the SM Mall Of Asia in Manila , Philippines on March 14th, 2009 . It marked the homecoming of the band’s then newly arrived singer and frontman Arnel Pineda. This concert film includes all the classics: “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Be Good To Yourself,” “Stone In Love,” “Open Arms,” “Faithfully,” “Still They Ride,” “When You Love A Woman,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” and more!  Journey delivered an inspired performance in front of an adoring crowd as they played a set of their greatest hits interspersed with tracks from their 2008 album Revelation (line moved from 2nd paragraph). The line-up for this amazing show -- that offers more than two hours of timeless music -- featured Arnel Pineda (lead vocals); founding member Neal Schon (lead guitar, vocals); Jonathan Cain (keyboards, rhythm guitar, vocals); Ross Valory (bass, vocals); and Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, vocals). One of the most popular rock bands of all time, Journey has penned some of the best-known songs in modern music. Having earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums to date, Journey carved a distinguished legacy since their 1973 inception. Live In Manila proves exactly why they have achieved the accolades they enjoy. 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.

DAYBREAKER IS CREATING AN ENTIRELY NEW GENRE OF EXPERIENCE

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Youth Sports: Start Here

NFL Pro Is Helping Keep Kids Safe While Building Self-Esteem Through Sports

Ukiah , CA , July, 2016 – For so many good reasons, athletic participation is a valued part of growing up. But concern about injuries to young athletes is on the rise: three and a half million young people receive medical treatment for sports injuries annually, and fully half of those injuries are preventable. Find out how in Youth Sports: Start Here (Water Street Press), by pro athlete Eugene Monroe and Julie Buckley, M.D.  Both authors are parents of active, sports-oriented youngsters themselves. Dr. Buckley's twenty years as a pediatrician and functional medicine specialist and Eugene 's hands-on professional sports experience combine to create a comprehensive guide empowering parents to help their children prevent injury, recognize the sometimes-subtle signs an injury has occurred or may occur, and to heal the injuries that almost all energetic kids will, at one point or another, inevitably sustain.   Accessible science, practical advice, and fun ways to get your kids invested in their own health—Youth Sports: Start Here is a valuable guide for every parent raising his or her own, home-grown champion.  Julie A. Buckley, M.D. is the author of two books, Healing Our Autistic Children and Breast Cancer: Start Here: Everything You Need to Know About Integrative Health for the Newly Diagnosed, as well as numerous professional publications. She practices pediatrics and functional medicine in Ponte Vedra Beach , Florida (http://www.pppvonline.com), where she lives with her husband and two children. As a senior at the University of Virginia , Eugene Monroe was a unanimous All-ACC selection, voted top blocker in the conference. Drafted eighth overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, he proceeded to help the Jags rank third in the NFL in 2010 with 149.7 rushing yards per game. In 2013, Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens orchestrated a trade to acquire this star left tackle. In his short time as a Raven, Eugene was consistently graded as one of the best pass blockers in the NFL. Eugene retired from the NFL on July 21 to have more time to focus on 4th Down Partners, his real estate development company, continue his campaign for medical marijuana, and spend much-needed time with his wife and three children. He will continue to host the Eugene Monroe All Pro Football Camp each summer, a free camp experience for kids who want to learn how to improve the fundamentals of their game. For more information, please see www.waterstreetpressbooks.com   Youth Sports: Start Here Water Street Press Available online and at fine booksellers everywhere ISBN-13: 978-1-62134-200-7

Youth Sports: Start Here ― NFL Pro Is Helping Keep Kids Safe While Building Self-Esteem Through Sports

Ukiah , CA , July, 2016 – For so many good reasons, athletic participation is a valued part of growing up. But concern about injuries to young athletes is on the rise: three and a half million young people receive medical treatment for sports injuries annually, and fully half of those injuries are preventable. Find out how in Youth Sports: Start Here (Water Street Press), by pro athlete Eugene Monroe and Julie Buckley, M.D. Both authors are parents of active, sports-oriented youngsters themselves. Dr. Buckley's twenty years as a pediatrician and functional medicine specialist and Eugene 's hands-on professional sports experience combine to create a comprehensive guide empowering parents to help their children prevent injury, recognize the sometimes-subtle signs an injury has occurred or may occur, and to heal the injuries that almost all energetic kids will, at one point or another, inevitably sustain.  Accessible science, practical advice, and fun ways to get your kids invested in their own health—Youth Sports: Start Here is a valuable guide for every parent raising his or her own, home-grown champion. Julie A. Buckley, M.D. is the author of two books, Healing Our Autistic Children and Breast Cancer: Start Here: Everything You Need to Know About Integrative Health for the Newly Diagnosed, as well as numerous professional publications. She practices pediatrics and functional medicine in Ponte Vedra Beach , Florida (http://www.pppvonline.com), where she lives with her husband and two children. As a senior at the University of Virginia , Eugene Monroe was a unanimous All-ACC selection, voted top blocker in the conference. Drafted eighth overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, he proceeded to help the Jags rank third in the NFL in 2010 with 149.7 rushing yards per game. In 2013, Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens orchestrated a trade to acquire this star left tackle. In his short time as a Raven, Eugene was consistently graded as one of the best pass blockers in the NFL. Eugene retired from the NFL on July 21 to have more time to focus on 4th Down Partners, his real estate development company, continue his campaign for medical marijuana, and spend much-needed time with his wife and three children. He will continue to host the Eugene Monroe All Pro Football Camp each summer, a free camp experience for kids who want to learn how to improve the fundamentals of their game. For more information, please see www.waterstreetpressbooks.com  Youth Sports: Start Here Water Street Press Available online and at fine booksellers everywhere ISBN-13: 978-1-62134-200-7

That Damn Dialysis: A Brighter Look At A Lifesaving Treatment

Stafford , TX , July, 2016 – With more than 100,000 people diagnosed every year with end-stage renal disease and a chronic shortage of donated kidneys for transplant, dialysis is the only treatment option. But dialysis has its unique emotional, physical and financial costs, and no one knows it better than Cindy Barclay, author of That Damn Dialysis (Claybar Publishing).After twenty years as a registered nurse working with patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, she is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quality Dialysis, the leading staff-assisted home dialysis company in the state of Texas. Most important, however, is her commitment to being a patient advocate. "I want people to understand the disease process and understand what is happening to them," she says. "So I created a fictional character, Cledus B. Washington, and readers share in his experiences as a new dialysis patient." That Damn Dialysis provides an empathetic account of what a dialysis patient goes through on a daily basis with medical personnel, family and friends, and covers everything from medical questions to matters of the heart. An attractive, witty, and hardworking 50-year-old, Cledus's world is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. His girlfriend leaves him, his mother tries to take over his life, and his financial security is severely compromised as his world shrinks down to monitoring the buzzing sound of his "lifeline" that confirms he is alive. Cledus's story, told with compassion and humor, encompasses the uncertainty, fears, and frustration of day-to-day living while coping with this disease. Dubbed the "Diva of Dialysis," Cindy Barclay has become one of Houston 's most respected and successful women in business. Cindy believes her professional success revolves around the fact that she sees herself not just a business woman, but as a patient advocate, bringing dignity and respect to her clients.  A single mom, Cindy raised two daughters, Gennevive and Maria, and resides in the Houston area. For more information on Cindy or her book, please visit www.claybarpublishing.com. Available at Claybarpublishing.com, Amazon.com, and all online outlets That Damn Dialysis Claybar Publishing ISBN-10: 0978791800 ISBN-13: 978-0978791803

New Breakthroughs In The Drive For Peace In The Middle East :

 Changing Public Opinion Through Interfaith Unification

Paris , France , July, 2016 - Frank Romano, PhD, doesn't merely talk about the possibility of sustainable peace in the Middle East , he champions programs through interfaith unification and has seen first-hand the results of these efforts.  Even though he has found himself in dangerous situations, he has spent decades of his life working towards peace in the Middle East and his efforts are documented in Love and Terror in the Middle East (4th edition). Frank Romano's story began decades ago with a move from California to France to study philosophy. He later ventured to Morocco on his way to the Middle East , where he was to participate in the interfaith peace movement. In his quest for the universal religion, which at first he thought might be Islam (meaning "peace"), he soon realized that the Islamic cult he met had little to do with peace and more to do with radicalism. After daring to ask questions relating to Islam and women, he was wrongly accused by Muslim extremists of being a Zionist spy and was imprisoned. This ultimately led to a spiritual awakening and, eventually, to his escape. Dr. Romano just returned to Paris from a month in the Middle East , during which time he organized interfaith groups and peace demonstrations. He also endeavors to be a part of what is certain to be more involvement by the American public relating to Middle East issues.  His hope is to create a positive impact on American thinking which seems to be more open to interfaith peace activities. Dr. Frank Romano is a lawyer (in France and the US ), author, speaker, and professor of law, literature, history and philosophy of law at the University of Paris, France, and continues to be an advocate for peace in the Middle East . Finally, he will be coming to your location for a book signing:  Wednesday, August. 3 at 8 pm.
Bücherstube Marga Schoeller, Knesebeckstraße 33, 10623 Berlin, Germany   Saturday, August 20 at 3 pm   Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR   Thursday, August 25 at 5:30 pm  Barnes and Noble, 18300 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Beaverton, OR   Friday, September 2 at 6 pm
Barnes and Noble, Union Square,33 East 17th Street, New York, NY   Saturday, September 10 at 2 pm   Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY  For more information on Dr. Romano's book or his ongoing drive for peace, please visit:   http://www.frankromano-loveandterror4.com  (book)  http://www.frankromano363.blogspot.com/  (blog)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwQ-TYRDIVI  (Interview)   Available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and major online outlets  Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th edition   By Frank Romano  AB Film Publishing  ISBN-13: 978-0989706865

Jump Cut: Rushing Towards Summer's End With Exceptional Espionage Action

Chicago, IL, July,  2016 – Libby Hellmann fans will be delighted to hear her protagonist Ellie Foreman, Chicago video producer, is back after a ten year hiatus... and soon entangled in a web of espionage, murder and suspicion that threatens to destroy what she holds most dear.
Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of Jump Cut (Poisoned Pen Press), is the author of eleven previous novels, and this is her fifth in the award-winning Ellie Foreman mystery series. Jump Cut touches on many issues of what she calls the "Post-Snowden era" – privacy vs the possible overreach of official surveillance; the "clean war" of drone attacks, and computer hacking. Hired to produce a candy floss corporate profile, Ellie is dismayed when the project is canceled; her suspicions soar when a contact who might have answers is killed by a subway train before they can talk. In the confusion, she finds a seemingly abandoned pack of cigarettes with a flash drive inside that belonged to the now-dead man. Ellie has the drive's contents decrypted, but before long she discovers she's under surveillance. Ellie and her boyfriend, Luke, try to find answers, but they don't realize how far they ventured into the dangerous echelons of hidden power... where more lives are on the line, including theirs. Libby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in
Washington , DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction. Twelve novels and twenty short stories later, she claims they'll take her out of the Windy City feet first. She has been nominated for many awards in the mystery and crime writing community and has even won a few. With the addition of Jump Cut in 2016, her novels include the now five-volume Ellie Foreman series, which she describes as a cross between "Desperate Housewives" and "24;" the hard-boiled 4-volume Georgia Davis PI series, and three stand-alone historical thrillers that Libby calls her "Revolution Trilogy." Her short stories have been published in a dozen anthologies, the Saturday Evening Post, and Ed Gorman's "25 Criminally Good Short Stories" collection.  In 2005 Libby was the national president of Sisters In Crime, a 3500-member organization dedicated to the advancement of female crime fiction authors. She also hosts a monthly radio show called "Second Sunday Crime" on the Authors on the Air internet radio network. For more information on Libby and her latest book, please visit http://www.libbyhellmann.com/.  Jump Cut  ISBN: 978-1-464205-19-4   Available at your favorite bookseller through Baker &Taylor and Ingram;  buy online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and everywhere

The Power Of Home Numbers: How To Attract Success & Prosperity Using Numbers

Fremont, CA, July 13, 2016 – Prosperity and success are just within reach: The Power Of Home Numbers: Personal, Business, Sports AstroNumerology Readings by Jesse Kalsi is a trusted resource for people coast-to-coast. A successful real estate broker, Kalsi combines his Eastern background with practical experience to help people thrive in every aspect. "Numbers are alive and are represented by planetary energy," Kalsi says. "They have a direct impact on our success, health, happiness and prosperity." With clarity, insight, and compassion, Kalsi consults with individuals regarding their personal and business lives. A world-renowned numerologist, Kalsi specializes in residential and business numerology, providing valuable insight on the power of numbers and how they affect our lives. In The Power of Home Numbers, he combines his Eastern upbringing with his Western experience to bring awareness and understanding of this phenomenon. Over the past 20 years, Kalsi has consulted thousands of people and affected their lives positively. His clients include prominent business people and extremely successful communication and entertainment companies. Kalsi has appeared on many radio and television shows in the
U.S. , and his unique perspective on numerology has amazed his audience. Jesse Kalsi graduated from the National Defense Academy of India and pursued advanced studies at the Indian Military Academy . He served as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, 3rd Gurkha Rifles, formerly called "The Queen's Own," before coming to the U.S. Now a successful real estate broker, Kalsi is also a Certified Federal Aviation Administration Flight Instructor and holds a commercial pilot's license. He received his Bachelor's Degree in India and holds an LLM in International Legal Studies from Golden Gate University in San Francisco , California . He lives in Northern California with his wife Karen and their two children. For more information, please visit www.jessekalsi.com The Power Of Home Numbers  Available at http://bookstore.balboapress.com/Products/SKU-000826734/The-Power-of-Home-Numbers.aspx
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The Massacre In Orlando Shows Just How Unprepared Our Nation Is In The Fight To Stop Domestic Terrorism

Black Mountain, NC, July 15, 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: www.dayofwrathbook.com  Day of Wrath
Available online everywhere in digital and print format  including http://www.amazon.com/Day-Wrath-William-R-Forstchen/dp/1625781547
ISBN: 978-1-62578-153-6

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: www.coincider.com.  Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher, contact: www.hcibooks.com 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 www.samsgourmetlasagna.com for more information.  Life Through Lasagna Eyes: The Recipes for Life By Samantha A. Kendall PIAOTT Publishing Available at Amazon.com   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: www.dayofwrathbook.com Day of Wrath
Available online everywhere in digital and print format  including http://www.amazon.com/Day-Wrath-William-R-Forstchen/dp/1625781547   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 www.hcibooks.com

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 www.SteveAlten.com.   Steve Alten's brand new version of MEG is in bookstores and on Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com 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.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0581303/  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. http://garywmoore.net/2014/  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: www.hcibooks.com 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.
 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0581303/  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. http://garywmoore.net/2014/  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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One Square Mile of Canada

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

Montreal skyline

Montreal is The Best City In The World ?

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

What does it mean to be Canadian?

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

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

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Canada launches Arctic seabed quest

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

Oh Canada How I Love You

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

What's the difference?

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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 (contact@montrealtribune.com)  

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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