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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte compares his anti-drug campaign to the Holocaust, saying he would be happy to kill as many drug addicts as Hitler did Jews.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte speaks in Davao (30 Sept 2016)

Duterte compares drug war to Holocaust   Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has compared his anti-drug campaign to the Holocaust, saying he would kill as many addicts as Hitler did Jews. "Hitler massacred three million Jews... there's three million drug addicts. I'd be happy to slaughter them," he said. At least six million Jews as well as other minorities are known to have been killed by the Nazis. Mr Duterte has overseen a bloody crackdown on drug users and dealers since taking office in June. Official figures say more than 3,000 people have been killed in police operations or by vigilantes. The bodies of those killed are often left out in public, with signs listing the crimes they were accused of. The president has openly said he would "kill 100,000 criminals" to reduce crime in the Philippines . 'Disgusting rhetoric'  Mr Duterte was speaking in Davao , the city where as mayor he implemented a tough anti-crime policy and was accused of sanctioning death squads to kill criminals.  Duterte's most outspoken quotes   Duterte: 'Punisher' to president   The woman who kills drug dealers for a living   Baron's daughter killed in Philippines   Video 'I'd be happy to slaughter them'   His most outspoken quotes

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9/11 lawsuits bill causes Saudi 'concern'

Saudi Arabia says it is a matter of "great concern" that 9/11 relatives in the US may be able to sue the kingdom for damages.

Saudi Arabia 's foreign ministry has said it is a matter of "great concern" that 9/11 relatives in the US may be able to sue the kingdom for damages.

On Wednesday the US Congress voted for a law allowing families of nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks to sue. In doing so they overrode a veto by President Barack Obama, who said it would set a "dangerous precedent". Fifteen of the 19 hijackers that day were Saudi nationals, but the kingdom has denied any role in the attacks. In a statement, the country's foreign ministry said: "The erosion of sovereign immunity will have a negative impact on all nations, including the United States ." Their argument parallels the one made by Mr Obama. He said on CNN after the vote that the law set a "dangerous precedent" and could lead to the US being opened to "a situation where we're suddenly exposed to liabilities for all the work that we're doing all around the world and suddenly finding ourselves subject to private lawsuits".    The 9/11 bill row, explained    Russia vows to continue bombing Aleppo    Anger at Saudi prince's farm subsidies   Congress 9/11 bill 'a mistake' - Obama

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Leaders laud Peres at Jerusalem funeral

World leaders extol the life and legacy of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers, at his state funeral in Jerusalem .

World leaders have hailed the vision of the late Israeli leader, Shimon Peres, as he is laid to rest three days after he died at the age of 93. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described him as "a great man of the world", as he led the eulogies. US President Barack Obama said the presence of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the funeral was a reminder of the "unfinished business of peace". Mr Abbas was among dozens of foreign dignitaries attending in Jerusalem . Security was intensified ahead of the ceremony, with several people arrested. Delivering an emotional address, Mr Netanyahu said that while Israel and the world grieves for Mr Peres there was hope in his legacy. "Shimon lived a life of purpose," he told the dozens of world leaders and representatives gathered at Jerusalem 's Mount Herzl cemetery. "He soared to incredible heights. He swept so many with his vision and his hope. He was a great man of Israel . He was a great man of the world."   Shimon Peres: The final speech   Long legacy of elder statesman   Leaders pay tribute to Shimon Peres   Who was Shimon Peres?

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  France 'conducts operations against IS'

France is carrying out operations against so-called Islamic State in Iraq from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, reports say.

France has begun air operations over Iraq from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, reports say. A number of Rafale fighter planes took off from the carrier early on Friday, news agency AFP said. The Charles de Gaulle, France 's only aircraft carrier, was sent to the region earlier in September. This is its third mission with the US-led coalition since France stepped up military operations after the January 2015 Paris attacks. Iraqi forces have gained significant ground in the battle for Mosul , which was occupied by IS in June 2014, and are expected to launch an offensive to retake the city soon. AFP quoted an officer on board, who said the planes would take part in an attack on Mosul , an IS stronghold in Iraq . However, a French defence official told the Associated Press that Friday's mission was "in no way" the start of a battle for Mosul . He said the ministry would not provide details of the operation for the security reasons.   Carrier triples French firepower in IS fight

Man in Trudeau selfie linked to RCMP terror investigation

CBC News/Radio-Canada has learned that the man in a December 2015 selfie with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of at least four Quebec men of interest to the RCMP for their alleged connection to the 2012 kidnappings of two Americans in Syria . Police raided Montreal home just months before man snapped photo with PM

By Adrienne Arsenault, Nazim Baksh, CBC News  - The worries about a suspect in a terror investigation seen posing for a selfie last year with the prime minister go far beyond the anxiety of how he got that close. A joint CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has learned that the man is one of at least four Quebec men of interest to the RCMP for their alleged connection to the 2012 kidnappings of two Americans in Syria . The man in the selfie, in his mid-20s, is believed to be on a U.S. no-fly list. His home was raided by police as part of a terror investigation a few months before Dec. 18, 2015 , when the selfie was taken. The man was part of a crowd of people who took turns posing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following a Radio-Canada interview in Montreal . Police have interviewed others in the group and seized electronics and Canadian passports held by some of them. None of them has been charged with a crime, and CBC is not identifying them. WATCH Man with suspected terror links seen with Trudeau in December 2015   CBC INVESTIGATES Ex-hostage says there may be Canadian al-Qaeda link

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Daylight Savings Time (November 6)

While many of us rejoice at the thought of getting an extra hour of sleep, the upcoming end of Daylight Savings Time (November 6) where we move our clocks back an hour, typically leaves us feeling more tired than usual and blue!  Here are 5 tips that can help you get through the time change with ease: 1.     Keep a consistent sleep and wake time. Being consistent allows your body to get into a pattern. 2.     Take Dream Water, a natural sleep aid, 30 minutes before bed to help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed!  3.     In the week leading up to the time change, start gradually moving your bed time earlier in 15 minute increments. This way your body will be better adjusted to the time change, and you won't feel as tired that following week!  4.     Avoid electronics an hour before bed. The light they emit can disturb your sleep and keep you up.  5.     Try getting some sunlight or bright light first thing in the morning! It will help your body adjust and clue in that you're supposed to be awake.  Dream Water is Health Canada approved and retails for $3.99 a bottle at retailers like Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, 7-Eleven and Gateway Newstands.  Please consider for any upcoming stories you may be writing on the time change or healthy sleep habits. High-res images, product samples, expert interviews and additional information available upon request.  Sleep Easy!  Best, Taylor TAYLOR BUCKLEY  Coordinator 416-322-5897 x227  TORONTO – MONTREAL – VANCOUVER   www.highviewcommunications.com facebook.com/HighViewComm   twitter.com/HighViewComm    linkedin.com/company/high-view-communications-inc-

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POPULAR AUTHOR, SANDRA V. FEDER'S - THE MOON INSIDE - HELPS CHILDREN STRUGGLING WITH FEAR OF THE DARK

Read bedtime story, tuck in covers, find favorite stuffed animal, sing favorite song, retuck covers, soothe and reassure.  Repeat.  Turn out lights.  Turn back on lights.  Repeat. This summarizes the bedtime struggle many parents face, especially when their child is afraid of the dark. After Daylight Saving Time ends it will get darker earlier and earlier.  Many parents dread helping their children through this transition, but now there's help. The Moon Inside, a beautifully illustrated picture book, gives children the tools to embrace the nighttime rather than fear it – which is especially important as we turn the clocks back at the end of Daylight Saving Time and more of a young child's waking hours are enveloped in darkness. Author Sandra V. Feder, a mother of three, witnessed her own children struggle with fear of the dark. As darkness fell, she watched them go through the house turning on lights to make the dark go away.  However, she noticed that when they were outside when dusk came, they were less afraid. Sandra used this lesson to create the character of Ella who learns an appreciation of nighttime by learning to connect with nature as her mother encourages her to look at the soft glow of the moon and the fireflies dancing in the night.  She also encourages her to listen to the sounds of the night – crickets chirping and the wind in the trees.  As the story gently proceeds, Ella gradually comes to feel more comfortable by embracing what shines in the night. A copy of THE MOON INSIDE is available upon request.  We appreciate your consideration of this book for review. It is also available as a giveaway offer for your readers. Let me know if you have any questions or would like a copy of the book.  Warm Regards,   Karen Engler   917 535 9530  MORE ABOUT SANDRA V. FEDER:  Author of the popular Daisy series of children's books, Sandra is also a volunteer in her children's schools, in a library, and a founding team member of a new high school.  Sandra has worked with children of all ages and their parents.  She's learned that helping children embrace new parts of their worlds at a young age is important for their continued development.  She's also a big believer in celebrating the natural creativity children have, so that the wonderful imaginations they possess when they are young can still be accessed when they are older and more afraid of final exams than the dark.   Growing up exploring the hills of Northern California and catching salamanders in local streams, Sandra learned an appreciation of nature from a young age.  The Moon Inside reflects Sandra's sense of finding comfort in the natural world.   You can find more information about Sandra at: sandravfeder.com

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Lectures in Western Canada on Cutting-Edge Treatment Options for Children

Two Clinicians from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Present Lectures in Western Canada on Cutting-Edge Treatment Options for Children  Philadelphia, Pa. (September 20, 2016) This week, two clinicians from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will be presenting lectures at Canadian hospitals and universities on cutting-edge lymphatic treatments and proton therapy for targeted treatment in pediatric cancer care. Yoav Dori, MD, PhD, is a pediatric cardiologist and co-director of the Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania .  Dr. Dori delivered two lectures in Western Canada on "Lymphatic Circulation in Health and Disease: New Discoveries and New Treatment Options", on September 19 he presented at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon ; and on September 20 at Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton . The Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides highly specialized care for children with lymphatic leaks and lymphatic flow disorders. Experts in the Center are developing advanced imaging and interventional technologies to map the anatomy and flow of the lymphatic system. This allows the team to more accurately identify and manage several chronic and debilitating conditions, using a variety of minimally invasive treatment options. The clinicians on the team have treated more than 500 adults and 100 children with lymphatic flow disorders, making the program the largest and most active of its kind in the world. Robert Lustig, MD, is the director of the Network Development Program, Attending Physician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania . He cares for patients in Penn's Roberts Proton Therapy Center . Dr. Lustig will travel to Montreal on September 22,, 2016 , to deliver a lecture on "Proton Therapy for Pediatric Malignancies" at CHU-Sainte Justine. About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia : The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit www.chop.edu.

“Happy Birthday Canada ” with 150th Celebration Gardens

Ottawa, ON (September 2016)— Thanks to the Canadian Garden Council and a generous donation from Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI, 150 communities and organizations from coast to coast have been selected to receive a spectacular 150th Celebration Garden.  
Each garden consists of 1,000 red and white tulip bulbs to be planted this fall and bloom next spring just in time to say “Happy Birthday to Our Home and
Native Land ”. The tulip is an international symbol of friendship and of spring.  For Canadians, especially, the tulip is a symbol of our national ethos of kindness and friendship, witnessed, in particular, by our providing refuge to the Dutch Royal family during WWII.  A Canadian Garden Council Initiative  Alexander Reford, President of the Canadian Garden Council said, “Selecting successful applicants was a difficult task for our jury as we received more than 400 applications for these special gardens, more than we ever expected. Gardens play a significant role in Canadian culture and heritage and we are delighted that these 150th Celebration Gardens commemorate who we are as Canadians and how recipient communities have played a role in defining, developing and growing Canada ’s international reputation as a nation of friends.”  Vesey’s Bulbs’ Contribution to the 150th Celebrations  John Barrett, Director of Sales, Marketing & Development for Vesey’s Bulbs said, “Considering that the creation of Canada was a result of the Fathers of Confederation meeting in PEI , and we are a PEI-based company, we see the 150th Celebration Garden program as a great opportunity with which to celebrate the country’s sesquicentennial. It is our pleasure to contribute more than 150,000 red and white tulip bulbs to 150th Anniversary festivities across the country.” Niagara’s Celebration Garden Promenade  Thanks to a further donation from Vesey’s, The Niagara Parks Commission will receive 25,000 red and white tulip bulbs to be planted in Queen Victoria Park adjacent to Niagara Falls, one of Canada’s most significant gateways and iconic destinations for visitors from the US and the rest of the world.  The Niagara 150th Celebration Garden Promenade will be a symbolic link to the 150 Celebration Gardens across the country.  The 150th Celebration Gardens will be featured on the Canada ’s Garden Route website www.canadasgardenroute.ca <http://www.canadasgardenroute.ca>  <http://www.canadasgardenroute.ca>  The Canadian Garden Council thanks Vesey’s Bulbs for their special gift and all those that made this program possible: Canada Post, The Niagara Parks Commission, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Garden Making Magazine, Enterprise Canada, Gardens BC, Québec Gardens’ Association and the Ontario Garden Council. Note to media:  List of all 150 winning communities and organizations can be found at:http://www.canadasgardenroute.ca/cg/index.php/anniversary   For more information, media only, please contact:   Erika Navarro, Enterprise Canada .  Tel: 905-346-1230   email:  enavarro@enterprisecanada.com <mailto:enavarro@enterprisecanada.com>    Carol Cowan, Canadian Garden Council.  Tel:  416-929-1066   email:  marketing@gardencouncil.ca <mailto:marketing@gardencouncil.ca

Men Chase, Women Choose The Neuroscience of Meeting

Dating, Losing Your Mind and Finding True Love

By Dawn Maslar, MS - "Men Chase, Women Choose is warm and witty with a perfect balance of science and insight. You'll find yourself wondering why a book of this magnitude didn't come out sooner. But like everything else in life, all in due time." - Gabe Berman, author of Live Like a Fruit Fly "Understanding the anthropological principles that underlie our responses to love does not lessen its beauty and enigmatic wonder, but allows us to clearly view love as a biological responsibility."- Lisa McCourt, author of Juicy Joy: 7 Simple Steps to Your Glorious, Gutsy Self  Davie , FL , September 20, 2016  ― A question that seems as old as time comes closer to a definitive answer than ever before ― What is love? In Men Chase, Women Choose, Dawn Maslar, MS, provides engaging insights into one of life's most elusive and misunderstood topics by offering science-based research to help anyone discover and sustain love. Maslar's relatable and easy-to-read book uses the most relevant neurological, physiological, and biochemical studies on the science of love, while incorporating stories and examples based on participants of her popular classes and seminars. For the past decade, the "love biologist" has been using her cutting-edge research to describe how the brain works when two people first meet, start to date, fall in love, and then move on to a more passionate, lifelong love. Even simpler, she breaks down her love science into four precisely timed phases:  1.    Attraction  2.    Dating 3.    Falling in love   4.    Real love    During these phases, Maslar explains that "love" is actually neural activity as well as the presence or absence of certain neurotransmitters. Most people associate love with the euphoric feeling during which anxiety is low or nonexistent among these brain signals. However, Maslar demonstrates that levels of anxiety and other feelings can fluctuate throughout love's path. "Love isn't just one thing that you luckily fall into," says Maslar. "Finding and maintaining lifelong love is a process ... Because the stages are different, you can feel different emotions during each phase."   Maslar reasons that once we understand how love works, we can make educated decisions. Men Chase, Women Choose helps readers in this boundless endeavor by addressing all those time-honored questions like:  •    Does love at first sight really exist?  •    Who should make the first move?   •    What happens to your brain when you fall in love?  •    Why won't he commit?  •    Why does love make us crazy?  •    What can you do to have love that lasts a lifetime?   Readers can expect answers involving how love is a biological need, the "natural laws" of love, purposes of the brain's anatomy, and how testosterone and other biochemical differences between men and women affect how we love. Maslar states, "When you understand the science of love, it will help you easily and effortlessly find nourishing and passionate, long-lasting love."  More praise for Men Chase, Women Choose... "Whether in between relationships or currently in one, readers will find valuable insight on how men and women interact with each other and what dynamics long-term relationships need to work. Maslar mixes scientific concepts, often with humor, making it a light and enjoyable read. - Theresa Braun, author of Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story and dating blogger. "Finally, a book that doesn't treat finding true love like a Nora Ephron movie! Biology, nature, evolution ... they all play a role in helping us find that special someone. Or in keeping them from us forever. - Eric Rogell, author of The Art of War for Dating  About the Author: Dawn Maslar, MS, ( Davie , FL ) award-winning author, adjunct biology professor and the go-to authority on the science of love. She was voted one of the Top 20 Most Followed Dating Experts on Twitter and Best 28 Dating, Marriage and Relationship Blogs in the UK to follow in 2015. She is a contributing author at scienceofrelationship.com, a collection of leading experts in the field of scientific relationship research. She is a TEDx speaker on How Your Brain Falls in Love and worked with the TED Education division to create their Science of Attraction video. Her work has been featured on South Florida Today, Pittsburgh Tribune and NPR. Her online videos have had over 2 million views. In addition to the book, she has created The Great Love Experiment; a show where audience members learn about the science of love by participating in research reenactments on stage. It's a fun and often hilarious event that she does at colleges, comedy clubs and singles events.  Video links to see Dawn Maslar: https://vimeo.com/168358958 - TEDxBocaRaton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyq2Wo4eUDg  Available wherever books are sold or directly from the publisher at: www.hcibooks.com or 800-441-5569 Men Chase, Women Choose: The Neuroscience of Meeting, Dating, Losing Your Mind and Finding True Love by Dawn Maslar, MS  ISBN: -9780757319259--October 18, 2016 -- $15.95

Vicenza brings style and innovation to home heating

 BARRIE, Ont. – Ultra-modern, Italian-designed Vicenza pellet stoves will be warming up Canadian and US homes this fall.  Created to be the centerpiece of a home's décor, Vicenza 's polished ceramic finishes, solid cast iron components and ultra-quiet operation allow homeowners to furnish their home with style, efficiency and comfort. "Vicenza pellet stoves are an incredibly modern way to not only heat your home, but to also add to its overall aesthetic with the stove's bold and European inspired design," says Stephen Schroeter of Wolf Steel. "At home in a rustic cabin up north, or in a modern house in the heart of the city, Vicenza pellet stoves are becoming the focal point of owners' homes because of their stunning designs." Powerful and able to comfortably heat an entire home, the Vicenza uses smart zone heating technology to distribute heat evenly throughout the house. Unlike conventional pellet stoves, the Vicenza is ultra-quiet using variable fan motors and whisper quiet operation modes. The three different Vicenza models also utilize the latest in automation technology making for an entirely user-friendly experience right from the start. "With convenient start-up, self-cleaning modes, onboard diagnostics and WiFi capable technical support, Vicenza is built from the ground up to be simple and straight forward to use," says Schroeter. "The pellet fuel system is also more economical than non-renewable fuels such as oil, electricity or propane, making it a smart choice not only for its beauty but for its ability to reliably heat a home in the middle of winter." Vicenza pellet stoves are now available in Canada and the US . They are available in three stylish models – the V3.4, V4.5 and V5.2 with heating capabilities from 34,000 BTU's to 52,000 BTU's, depending on your needs. For more information in the Vicenza pellet stoves, please visitVicenzaHome.com.   About Wolf Steel:  It all began in 1976 when a small steel fabrication business launched by Wolfgang Schroeter started manufacturing steel railings in Barrie , Ontario , Canada . At that time, no one could imagine the incredible future that lay ahead for Wolf Steel Ltd.  Since the first wood stove rolled off the production line more than 35 years ago, Wolf Steel's commitment was to be distinctive and successful in everything they do. Wolf Steel is North America's largest privately owned manufacturer of quality wood and gas fireplaces (inserts and stoves), gourmet gas and charcoal grills, outdoor living products and a complete line of Heating & Cooling equipment and has been named one of Canada's Top 50 Best Managed Companies, an annual distinction sponsored by CIBC World Markets, Deloitte, The National Post, Queen's School of Business and CEO Forum.  Erika Navarro
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WANTED: PARTICIPANTS FOR THE JOURNÉES DE LA CULTURE'S HACKATHON IN MONTRÉAL AND QUÉBEC CITY

TO BE WON: TWO PRIZES OF $2,000 AND ACCESS TO THE LAB CULTUREL

Montréal September 2016 - The Lab culturel of Culture pour tous,in collaboration with Québec numérique, invites programmers, designers as well as culture, digital and interactivity buffs to register for the second annual Journées de la culture's Hackathon, to be held simultaneously in Montréal and Québec City from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2. During this creative three-day marathon, teams will build a prototype of a mobile app, website, video game or other digital product meeting a specific goal: Making culture accessible to all through digital! The progress of projects can be tracked with the hashtag #HackCultureQC  Participants may be students, full-time employees, self-employed workers, retirees or otherwise! It is strongly recommended that they have a basic knowledge of culture or digital technology (design, programming, data architecture, marketing, communications, etc.). Participants will have access to more than 700 open datasets available on Données Québec, a collaborative portal between the provincial government and several Quebec municipalities, including Québec City, Montréal, Laval, Blainville, Sherbrooke and Gatineau. Two prizes of $2,000 and access to the Lab culturel Participants may register individually or in teams. The two winning teams - one in Montréal and one in Québec City - will each receive a $2,000 prize. They will also be invited to the Lab culturel, an incubator of innovative cultural digital projects, and be eligible for financial and professional support for developing their project. Find out more about last year's winners on the Lab culturel blog. Meals are provided. Free mandatory registration before 5 pm on Friday, Sept. 30: Montréal, Espace ECTO  936 ave. Mont-Royal E.  Register   Québec City   Le Camp  125 boul. Charest E. Register

Citizens in Action

An Alternative Globalization Organizati "Another World is Possible"

Together we can make a difference - Citizens in Action, a non-profit, non-partisan, progressive group of concerned citizens, dedicated to political, social & economic justice is honoured to present: A Free Public Book Launch  A Propaganda System:   How Canada 's government, Corporations, media & Academia sell War and expoloitation!   by Celebrity author Yves Engler  Dubbed as "Canada's version of Noam Chomsky" (Georgia Straight) "One of the most important voices on the Left today," (Briarpatch) "In the Mould of I.F. Stone," (Globe & Mail) "Part of the rare but growing group of social critics unafraid to confront Canada's self satisfied myths," (Quill & Quire) "Ever Insightful," (Rabble) are some of the opinions describing this prolific writer, who is challenging what most Canadians believe: that their country is a force for good in the world despite a long history of supporting empire, racism and exploitation. His new book details how Global Affairs Canada, Veteran Affairs and the Department of National Defence contribute to distort the Truth about Canada 's Foreign  Policy.  He also examines how the media spin the facts to manufacture consent. He will definitely challenge our preconceived ideas.  His talk will be followed by a period of discussion & exchange Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Place: Concordia University , Hall Building , room H-1070  1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve W, Montréal , QC H3G 1M8   Time: 7.00 p.m. sharp  N. B. We usually meet second Tuesday of each month, to tackle a different political issue, at Concordia University , same time, same place. For further information, please call the founder & coordinator of the group, Nadia Alexan, at tel. (514) 846-0644, or e-mail: nadia.alexan@videotron.ca  (sponsored by the Concordia's Student Association)

The Anniversary of the Journees de la Culture

All the culture you could ever want! - Over 2,500 free activities in nearly 300 towns and villages across Quebec

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 2016  - The Journées de la culture is turning 20, and that's a reason to celebrate! On Friday September 30, Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2 - from one end of Quebec to the other - everyone is invited to take part in a festive and free-flowing weekend of arts and culture. Music is the headliner for this year's special 20th edition. And with more than 2,500 free activities in nearly 300 cities and villages across Quebec , there's something for just about everyone... just about everywhere! Five artists have generously agreed to be ambassadors for this year's event : rapper Koriass, actress and columnist Louise Latraverse, multidisciplinary artist Patsy Van Roost (aka the Mile End Fairy), and the co-hosts of Belle et Bum, Mélissa Lavergne and Normand Brathwaite. THE ANNIVERSARY PROJECTS  20 Cultural Treasures - In preparation for this year's 20th anniversary, municipalities and citizens across Quebec were invited to search high and low for cultural gems worth celebrating: a public artwork, a naive painter, an iconic rock, a local celebrity, a historic site, a quirky sculpture, a story, a song, a culinary specialty, a legendary individual... The results are in, and the list of 20 Cultural Treasures is sure to surprise you! These treasures, big and small, are what make our cities and villages so special. The results of this province-wide Treasure hunt can now be found on an interactive map that can be viewed all year long! journeesdelaculture.qc.ca/20-tresors-culturels - #20Trésors A Special Song for Your School with Koriass On Friday, September 30, the Journées de la culture kicks off with a massive music performance by students from more than 200 elementary and secondary schools from across the province! These young people will unite their voices to sing Plus Haut, a song composed just for them by rapper Koriass. Thesong's lyrics, which speak directly to kids, remind them that through art, we can raise our spirits, change the world and bring beauty to our lives. The official version of the song is on the Journées de la culture's Facebook and YouTube page: YouTube "This year's event is the culmination of 20 years of concerted effort to make the Journées more open and accessible to everyone," says Louise Sicuro, President and CEO of Culture pour tous. "We are especially proud of the public's involvement in the 20 Cultural Treasuresproject, thanks in large part to the close collaboration of municipalities. We are also thrilled that young people from across Quebec will have the honour of kicking off the celebrations." The Journées de la culture include moving musical performances, thought-provoking tours of workshops and museums, dazzling demonstrations and enriching encounters with artists, artisans and cultural mediators, all eager to welcome visitors for stimulating discussions. In Montréal, the city will pulsate with music. Let loose during the "Bollywood" or hip hop workshops; channel your inner rocker by belting out Jean Leloup songs; travel back in time with archives from the BAnQ and the vast collection of 78s from the Musée des ondes Émile Berliner; indulge your artistic side with painting, ceramics, arts and crafts or drawing from observation; build underwater creatures in Verdun; learn throat singing and compete in a friendly duel mixing native and non-native styles; add your voice to an impromptu choir around the city's public pianos; see how high you can climb at the TOHU circus centre, or explore the bowels of the great organ at the Saint-Jean Baptiste Church! This year, the Journées' digital component is bigger than ever as well: virtual reality, projections, immersive experiences, artistic performances... all taken to dizzying new heights with the latest technology. Adults can get a fascinating look at the inner workings of creative industries and perhaps even participate in the second annual Hackathon, while children can challenge their creativity in the first ever Mini-Hackathon!

20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

In Montréal, Culture pour tous and its partners have planned a spectacular series of special musical events in honour of the Journées' 20th anniversary. Utopia, Série noire, séries cultes... émotions en contrepoint  Encounter with Cristobal Tapia de Veer  Join us for a lively and stimulating discussion with film and television score composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cristobal Tapia de Veer, aka Cristo, who produced the soundtrack for the hit TV series Série noire and revolutionized the thriller drama genre with the cult series Utopia. Gain insights into the creative world of this talented composer. Friday, September 30 at 3 pmat the Cinémathèque québécoise: 335 boul. De Maisonneuve E-Ticket-free admission up to maximum capacity.  CLOrk: 10:22 p.m.- Ariane Moffatt and the Concordia Laptop Orchestra  A musical duet you won't soon forget. The electro-pop world of Ariane Moffatt meets the digital technology of the Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) in an on-the-spot composition accompanied by three live VJs. A massive experimental lab in which the artists draw inspiration, feed off each other and push the musical envelope!  Friday, September 30: Three 30-minute performances ( 6 pm - 7 pm - 8 pm) at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal Beverley Webster Rolph Hall: 185 rue Sainte-Catherine O. Ticket-free admission up to maximum capacity. Souffles - Ten choirs creating a single song  Preceded by the human installation Les voix statufiées  A special 20th anniversary event that's not to be missed! Composer André Pappathomaswill be joined on stage by more than 200 choralists from Latin American , Congo , Madagascar , Nunavut , the Philippines , Poland , Romania , Rwanda , Syria , Ukraine and Quebec for what promises to be a soul-stirring performance featuring the harmony, musicality and sonority of intertwining languages. Leading up to this mesmerizing performance is Les voix statufiées, an unique physical and musical installation formed from the voices and bodies of 50 singers performing a song from their history pianissimo in their own mother tongue Sunday, October 2: 2 pm to 3:30 pm : Open house at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier with workshops for all (song, dance and percussion), followed by the musical performance of a collective work and guided tours. 3:30 pm to 3:40 pm : Les voix statufiées, in the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier lobby. 4 pm to 5:30 pm : Souffles, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier: 175 rue Ste-Catherine O. Grand Karaoké Jean Leloup What better way to end a 20th anniversary party than with a Grand Karaoké Jean Leloup?This powerhouse of an event is being hosted by actor/comedian Stéphane Crête, with a bit of help from a stellar group of musicians who have all played on several of Leloup's albums. Volunteer vocalists can sign up in advance for a chance to sing their favourite Roi Ponpon hit (accompanied by professional musicians no less!) in front of what will certainly be a frenzied crowd. Aspiring singers can choose from 20 hits carefully selected to showcase LeLoup's varied repertoire. And like any good karaoke party, some participants will also be randomly selected on the evening of the event itself! Film stars including Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez,  and more were in attendance. The party was hosted at The Addisons Residence and guests drank Johnnie Walker cocktails and toasted the cast. Photo Caption Must Be:Johnnie Walker presents DEEPWATER HORIZON Screening Party in Toronto Photo of Kate & Kurt: Kate Hudson + step dad Kurt Russell at Johnnie Walker Presented Screening After Party for Deepwater Horizon in Toronto Photos Link: http://assignments.gettyimages.com/mm/nicePath/gyipa_public?nav=pr463781297 Photo credit:  Matt Winkelmeyer / Wireimage   Best, Jaime Kinsley  216.299.1009  jaime@brilliantconsulting.com

Is the world's biggest crater in Quebec?

By Angelica Montgomery CBC News  You would think the largest crater on Earth would be an easy thing to spot. But evidence of where a meteor, or even a larger asteroid, would have struck the Earth can be so hard to find because it can actually be microscopic. Still, a team of Quebec geologists believe they have pieced together traces of a 500-kilometer crater in the Chibougamau area, 500 kilometres north of Montreal . "It will be the biggest crater found on Earth," said Francine Robert. The geologist, who works under Serge Genest at Groupe Omegalpha, said craters of this size can be seen on other planets, so it's reasonable to think an asteroid of this size could have also hit the Earth. And, if so, the find would be more than an anomaly. "It will be quite interesting for scientists because to know how these craters are really, because we can see them on the moon on Mars and on other planets, but nobody can put a foot on them and see what the rocks are really like," said Robert, who, along with Genest, has been working on this project with Normand Goulet, a professor of Earth and atmospheric science at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

 Montreal home valuations up 6%, lowest in a decade

Property assessments in Montreal are up 5.9 per cent. Previous rolls had seen values increase by more than 20 per cent.

Montreal home valuations up 6%, lowest in a decade. Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension see highest increase among boroughs . Property assessments in Montreal are up 5.9 per cent, the lowest increase in a decade. The head of the city's executive committee said the new numbers reflect a levelling off in the growth of property values. "Such stability helps prevent the kind of real estate bubble we've seen in Vancouver and Toronto  and helps keep housing affordable across the island, " Pierre Desrochers said Wednesday. The property assessments will be used to help determine property taxes for the next three years, from 2017 to 2019. Within the City of Montreal , Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension and the Southwest borough had the highest increases. Among municipalities,  Westmount  and Town of  Mount Royal saw the largest jump. Previous rolls had seen values increase by more than 20 per cent.  More and more Montrealers challenging property assessments  Check this out!! Property Valuation every four or 5 years had been going on since more than 30 years or so, without proper economic study done by politicians that come and go, for purposes of raising taxes. And, the media just went along with them all the time. If anyone only just walk around the city, what do you see? Closed stores and bankruptcies that clearly shows the real state of economy is very low... in other words we are bankrupt.... but the city is rich, very rich in fact from collection of so many taxes, that's in the millions of dollars every minute, without exaggeration. The city should hire someone that really, really, really understand and comprehend economics. cdb.  More and more Montrealers challenging property assessments   'Condofication' of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve sparks gentrification concerns 

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China police uncover $6m gift card fraud

China police uncover $6m supermarket gift card scam

A screengrab from an animated video on the story shows a man at a computer with yuan notes being transferred onto the gift card

By News from Elsewhere......as found by BBC Monitoring  - Police in China say they've detained a group of former supermarket employees for allegedly stealing 40m yuan ($6m; £4.6m) using fraudulently topped-up gift cards. The six suspects are accused of hacking into computer systems to add credit to 6,000 cards and using them to fund shopping sprees at supermarkets across Beijing . Police in the city's Fengtai district detail the scam in a post on their Weibo account. "Apple mobile phones and high-end liquor were their first choices," the post reads, adding that one purchase was 50 boxes of the pricey Maotai liquor, each costing 5,000 yuan ($750; £577). They managed to get away with it for a whole year before a cashier became suspicious that one of the single-use cards had already been used, The Beijing News reports. The shop's management then discovered that thousands of cards had been hacked, and some topped up over and over again, as the paper illustrates in a computer animation. One of the arrested men had previously worked as an IT administrator for a major supermarket.

Snapchat launches sunglasses with camera

Messaging app firm Snapchat announces Spectacles, a pair of sunglasses with built-in cameras.

Snap's Spectacles, as seen on a promotional video found on YouTube

Dave LeeNorth America technology reporter - The device, which the company is calling Spectacles, will go on sale later this year priced at $130 (£100).

The glasses will record up to 10 seconds of video at at time. As part of the announcement, Snapchat is renaming itself to Snap, Inc. The renaming decision underlined the company’s apparent ambition to go beyond the ephemeral messaging app, a product which is highly popular with young people. An article published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday showed Snap’s 26-year-old creator Evan Spiegel in a series of pictures taken by legendary fashion photographer Karl Lagerfeld. In an interview, Mr Spiegel explained his rational for creating Spectacles. "It was our first vacation, and we went to [Californian state park] Big Sur for a day or two. We were walking through the woods, stepping over logs, looking up at the beautiful trees. "And when I got the footage back and watched it, I could see my own memory, through my own eyes - it was unbelievable. Technology

The Economic Costs of Protectionism: The Case of Softwood Lumbe

While the rise of protectionism dominated the discussions among world leaders during the latest G20 summit, a Viewpoint published today by the MEI shows among other things that the tariff barriers imposed on Canadian softwood lumber threaten nearly 22,000 jobs throughout the country.

Softwood lumber dispute: Canadian producers are still losing out

Montreal , September, 2016  – While the rise of protectionism dominated the discussions among world leaders during the latest G20 summit, a Viewpoint published today by the MEI shows among other things that the tariff barriers imposed on Canadian softwood lumber threaten nearly 22,000 jobs throughout the country. The tariffs applied following the latest deal allowed American producers to register additional net earnings of C$4.63 billion, while Canadian producers and American consumers lost over $2 billion and $6.36 billion respectively. "The case of softwood lumber is a perfect illustration of how protectionism generally provides benefits for a small number of people while harming a majority," points out Alexandre Moreau, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI and author of the publication. American producers have long criticized Canada for lacking a market mechanism that is deemed appropriate for determining the level of royalties paid for timber harvested from public forests. Indeed, to respond to this criticism, Quebec and British Columbia have implemented public auction mechanisms. "The fact that these two provinces have implemented market mechanisms to determine royalty levels should in theory allow them to avoid the possible imposition of tariffs by the United States ," adds Mr. Moreau. However, American producers are still calling for the imposition of limits and tariffs on Canadian imports. If no agreement is ratified before October 12, imports from Canada could be subject to tariffs of up to 25%. But even with a new agreement that would impose lower tariffs, American producers would still be the big winners. "Trade barriers impoverish the entire economy, both in Canada and in the United States ," adds Jasmin Guénette, Vice President of the MEI. "The forestry sector is important for regional economies, and for Canada as a whole. We must therefore embrace free trade, and stop harming consumers and companies." The Viewpoint entitled "The Economic Costs of Protectionism: The Case of Softwood Lumber" was prepared by Alexandre Moreau, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI. This publication is available on our website. The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit research and educational organization. Through its studies and its conferences, the MEI stimulates debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing wealth-creating reforms based on market mechanisms.

 ITC Technologies Inc. to facilitate uniform and enhanced coverage

MINNEAPOLIS – September, 2016 –– To facilitate uniform and enhanced coverage, ITC Technologies Inc., based in Quebec City, will extend its territory to include Montreal, which was previously served by Enviroair Industries, which is refocusing its business. The move enhances scale and coverage moving Daikin one step closer to its goal of becoming the number one applied HVAC leader in North America . This business, known as ITC Technologies Quebec, will serve as the exclusive Daikin Applied and Daikin North America equipment sales representative in the region, aiming to become the most comprehensive manufacturers’ representative in the province. Leading the newly expanded organization, effective September 13, 2016 , will be Pierre Guillemette and Robin Labbé, current President and Vice-President of ITC ( Quebec City ).  Jean-Philippe Zyromski, Vice President, and Julie Fortier, Sales Manager, will handle the Montreal operations. This new office is located at 901 Michelin, Laval , QC , H7L 5B6 , and via phone at 514-437-9999. “We’re excited to partner on growth for the total Quebec market and build on the strong foundation that Jeff and his team created in Montreal ,” said Pierre Guillemette. “The synergies and commitment between our organizations made this a natural next step for ITC. It allows us to increase our resources and scale for additional investments in Montreal , which will create growth and opportunities and allow us to continue enhancing our service to customers.” “We are sincerely appreciative of Jeff Clark’s years of leadership, and we wish him well,” said Kirk Thorne, executive vice president, sales, marketing and aftermarket at Daikin Applied. “Additionally, we are excited to expand our relationship with Pierre and the strong sales engineering team in Quebec and Montreal to bring Daikin’s innovations to market. Their team enables Daikin Applied to continue streamlining our presence and align sales channels, as well as form an effective and cohesive brand.” ITC has  a long-standing reputation for customer service excellence and in the expanded presence ITC will continue to offer a comprehensive line of Daikin Applied products including chillers, air handlers, rooftops, water source heat pumps and fan coils, as well as Daikin VRV products to customers in Quebec Province. For more information, visit ITC Technologies and Daikin Applied. About ITC Technologies Inc.  ITC Technologies, HVAC specialists, has over 40 years of experience in the field. In recent years, our specialists have carried out many major projects for hospitals, as well as commercial and industrial buildings, throughout Quebec . Its team of specialists covers eastern Quebec , the North Shore , Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean, Beauce, and Rimouski . They have consultants on the ground in each region to meet your needs quickly. About Daikin Applied Daikin Applied, a member of Daikin Industries, Ltd, designs and manufactures technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems for customers around the world. Customers turn to Daikin with confidence that they will experience outstanding performance, reliability and energy efficiency. Daikin Applied equipment, solutions and services are sold through a global network of dedicated sales, service, and parts offices. For more information or the name of your local Daikin Applied representative, call 800-432-1342, or visit www.DaikinApplied.com. About Daikin Daikin Industries, Ltd. is the world’s leading manufacturer of air conditioners and refrigerants. The company, leveraging its advanced core technologies for refrigerant control, inverters and heat pumps, develops innovative, high-quality air-conditioning solutions for homes, offices and industrial facilities. Founded in Osaka , Japan in 1924, Daikin and its affiliates now operate in more than 70 production bases worldwide and employ a global workforce of 59,000. Daikin products are available in more than 140 countries. For more information please visit, www.daikin.com/

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 Brad Pitt 'very saddened' by divorce

Actor Brad Pitt says he is "very saddened" that wife Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce and asks for privacy on their children's behalf.

Actor Brad Pitt has said he is "very saddened" that his wife Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce and has asked for privacy on their children's behalf. "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," he told People magazine. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time." Jolie, 41, filed for divorce from Pitt, 52, citing irreconcilable differences on Monday. Her lawyer, Robert Offer, said the decision had been made "for the health of the family". It is understood Jolie is seeking physical custody of the couple's six children and asking the judge to give Pitt visitation rights. Speculation is mounting over the causes behind the split, with one newspaper claiming Jolie was "upset with Pitt's parenting skills". Angelina Jolie files for divorce   Brangelina break-up: The world reacts   In pictures: Pitt and Jolie's years together   Angelina Jolie to divorce Brad Pitt   Adele dedicates show to Brangelina   Entertainment & Arts

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Toronto ovation for slave revolt film

Actor and director Nate Parker receives an enthusiastic welcome as his film The Birth of a Nation screens at the Toronto film festival.

Nate Parker in The Birth of a Nation

Actor and director Nate Parker received an enthusiastic welcome as his film The Birth of a Nation screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. After a public showing on Friday of the film - based on a slave uprising led by preacher Nat Turner in 1831 - Parker described it as "a labour of love". There were gasps in the audience at some of the harrowing scenes. After the screening, Parker, who has faced media scrutiny over a historic rape trial, got a standing ovation. Parker acted in, wrote and directed the film. It gained a huge amount of awards buzz when it first screened at the Sundance film festival in January. However, recent media attention has been focused on Parker's acquittal for rape in 1999 and his accuser's subsequent suicide. Entertainment & Arts    Oscar bait? Twelve films set to make a splash at Toronto   Toronto to show Nation 'as planned'

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'Three person baby' born by new method

The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.

Dr John Zhang with the baby boy

The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, New Scientist reveals.

The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his mum and dad, plus a tiny bit of genetic code from a donor. US doctors took the unprecedented step to ensure the baby boy would be free of a genetic condition that his Jordanian mother carries in her genes. Experts say the move heralds a new era in medicine and could help other families with rare genetic conditions. But they warn that rigorous checks of this new and controversial technology, called mitochondrial donation, are needed. It's not the first time scientists have created babies that have DNA from three people - that breakthrough began in the late 1990s - but it is an entirely new and significant method. Three person babies  Mitochondria are tiny structures inside nearly every cell of the body that convert food into usable energy. Some women carry genetic  The girl with three biological parents    Three-person baby technique ‘safe’

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  Love And Terror: A Peace Activist Enters A War Zone

To Help Stop The Conflict And Bring Peace In Israel And Palestine  

Paris , France & Houston, TX, September 19, 2016  - Frank Romano, PhD, has just returned from a one month stay in Israel and Palestine , in the midst of an Inifada, or war between Israelis and Palestinians. For a decade, through interfaith grassroots efforts to open up communication, he has brought Jews, Muslims and Christians together from all corners of the world in support of peace. However, this is his first voyage into a war zone and he has a story to tell.Romano tells the remarkable story of his journey in Love and Terror in the Middle East (AB Film Publishing). A 4th edition of the book, it includes a new chapter dedicated to a recent event where he was trapped in the middle of rioting Palestinians, following the killing of a Palestinian youth by Israeli soldiers, and barely escaped with his life. Constantly surrounded by war, his journey has been fraught with sacrifice. Friends and fellow activists have been arrested and brutally murdered. He has been attacked by settlers, harassed and arrested by the Israeli and Palestinian police. In his personal life it has cost him his marriage, another long term romantic relationship, and impacted his role as a father. In spite of the danger and sacrifice, Dr. Romano – lawyer, author, speaker and professor of law, literature, history and philosophy of law at the University of Paris, France- continues to be an advocate for peace in the Middle East .  For more information on Dr. Romano's book or his ongoing drive for peace, please visit: http://www.frankromano-loveandterror4.com  (book)  http://www.frankromano363.blogspot.com/  (blog) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwQ-TYRDIVI  (Interview)  Available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and major online outlets Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th edition By Frank Romano  AB Film Publishing  ISBN-13: 978-0989706865

Cancer! Not A respecter Of Age Or Gender, Nationality Or Religion

Marysville, OH, September, 2016 – We've all heard the words "it's cancer" at one time or another, either personally or for a loved one, family member or friend. Where do you turn, what do you say? The words in Rejoicing Through the Tears: Embracing God's Hand in Cancer by Brenda George (published by WestBow Press) has been comforting cancer victims and their families for five years! For Brenda George, life was good.  She was having the time of her life. She and her husband were planning their daughter's wedding, buying a new sports car, and planning a much-needed vacation; things couldn't have been better . . . until cancer rudely invaded her life. That one word changed everything! In Rejoicing through the Tears, Brenda George shares not only the story of her journey through surviving thyroid cancer but also some practical information that could be very helpful for anyone faced with a cancer diagnosis. We know that God does not heal everyone as He did Brenda, but what she shares in this book will give everyone the opportunity to know there is hope and there will be victory if you put your faith and strength in our Lord, Jesus. Everyone knows someone that has been affected by the diagnosis of cancer; if not personally then a family member, friend, or friend of a friend. This book can only help. ABOUT THE AUTHOR  Brenda George is an author, a thyroid cancer survivor, and a speaker for The American Cancer Society as a "Voice of Hope." She has also spoken at other events, including Aglow International. She is passionate about raising awareness and reaching out to others to inspire people from all walks of life to never give up hope! She is enthusiastic about life and teaches others that they can not only survive, but thrive. Whatever challenges they may be facing, they will learn to embrace the hand of a loving God ― He will turn their mourning into dancing. Brenda resides in
Marysville , Ohio , with her husband Mark, and their adorable Old English Sheepdog named Maggie. Brenda is the mother of three grown children and grandmother to seven.  Available at bookstores and all online outlets  Rejoicing Through the Tears By Brenda George  Paperback: 240 pages  Publisher: Westbow Press   Language: English  ISBN-10: 1449724027  ISBN-13: 978-1449724023

Chilling Secrets, The Best Sort Of Escape: The Ice Merchant

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

Cancer! Not A respecter Of Age Or Gender, Nationality Or Religion

Marysville, OH, September 16, 2016 – We've all heard the words "it's cancer" at one time or another, either personally or for a loved one, family member or friend. Where do you turn, what do you say? The words in Rejoicing Through the Tears: Embracing God's Hand in Cancer by Brenda George (published by WestBow Press) has been comforting cancer victims and their families for five years! For Brenda George, life was good.  She was having the time of her life. She and her husband were planning their daughter's wedding, buying a new sports car, and planning a much-needed vacation; things couldn't have been better . . . until cancer rudely invaded her life. That one word changed everything! In Rejoicing through the Tears, Brenda George shares not only the story of her journey through surviving thyroid cancer but also some practical information that could be very helpful for anyone faced with a cancer diagnosis. We know that God does not heal everyone as He did Brenda, but what she shares in this book will give everyone the opportunity to know there is hope and there will be victory if you put your faith and strength in our Lord, Jesus. Everyone knows someone that has been affected by the diagnosis of cancer; if not personally then a family member, friend, or friend of a friend. This book can only help. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Brenda George is an author, a thyroid cancer survivor, and a speaker for The American Cancer Society as a "Voice of Hope." She has also spoken at other events, including Aglow International. She is passionate about raising awareness and reaching out to others to inspire people from all walks of life to never give up hope! She is enthusiastic about life and teaches others that they can not only survive, but thrive. Whatever challenges they may be facing, they will learn to embrace the hand of a loving God ― He will turn their mourning into dancing. Brenda resides in
Marysville , Ohio , with her husband Mark, and their adorable Old English Sheepdog named Maggie. Brenda is the mother of three grown children and grandmother to seven.  Available at bookstores and all online outlets Rejoicing Through the Tears  By Brenda George Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Westbow Press  Language: English ISBN-10: 1449724027 ISBN-13: 978-1449724023

Why Did She Jump?

A Mother's Heart-Wrenching Story Of Loss That Offers Hope For Recovery And Healing

Fort Lauderdale
, FL , September 14, 2016  -  A mother of five and grandmother to nine, married and divorced four times, and a clinical social worker in private practice for nearly forty years, Joan Childs thought she had experienced or seen it all. But nothing could have prepared her for the death of her beautiful daughter, Pam.  A brilliant psychotherapist, Pam battled constantly with Bipolar Disorder until one fateful summer day in 1998 when her demons overwhelmed her and she plunged to her death from a 15th floor balcony. Even with their combined credentials and medical knowledge, Pam still could not be saved. She became the driving force behind Joan Childs' latest book, Why Did She Jump? (HCI Books), and brings hope to anyone struggling with grief from the loss of a child or loved one to mental illness, that there is hope for better tomorrows. Fierce and tender, Joan's compelling storytelling gives us an insightful yet sensitive look at her daughter's life dealing with Bipolar Disorder. Peeling back the layers of pain and despair, Joan takes readers through the dark days of grief and guilt she felt both as a mother and as a frustrated professional who doesn't understand why more hasn't been done about this disease. With brutal honesty, Joan recalls how the lives of her entire family became entwined with her daughter's illness as they watched her sink deeper into a place where no one could reach her. It is a powerful story of courage, hope, acceptance, and finally, forgiveness. Now, Joan reflects on her daughter's many accomplishments, in spite of her illness, and sees them as Pam's legacy to the world. In an earlier book, The Myth of the Maiden: On Being a Woman, the author looks at the evolution of women from helpless maidens to dragon-slayers. Both books are excellent resources for personal growth and development after life changes and loss. In spite of many personal losses, Joan 'walks the talk;' she lives life to its fullest and maintains a level of energy and passion at age 76 that would put a 40-year-old to shame! A strikingly beautiful woman and energetic and inspiring speaker, Joan ignites the passion in others to find their own path to courage, healing and hope after the heartbreak and struggle of losing a loved one/child to suicide or any other cause of death.  Joan's television series, Solutions, was dedicated to the memory of her daughter Pamela, and offered information and resources for anyone suffering from mental and mood disorders.  She provides lectures, workshops and seminars dedicated to her profession of mental health and women's issues and is a spokesperson for bipolar disorder and suicide. About the Author: Joan E. Childs, LCSW, has been in private practice since 1978. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in couples therapy, known as Encounter-Centered Couples Therapy. An expert in Codependency, Inner Child Work, Original Pain Work, and Second Stage Recovery, she is certified in many modalities including a master practitioner in NLP, (neuro-linguistic programming), a master practitioner in EMDR, (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Supervision, Hypnosis, PAIRS, (Practical Applications for Intimate Relationship Skills), and is a Certified Grief Counselor. She was the first affiliate of the John Bradshaw Center in the United States and has made appearances on national TV shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Mark Wahlberg Show, Maury Povich, The Montel Williams Show, and many more.  For more information on this remarkable woman and her work, please visit the website:  www.joanechilds.com. Available at all online outlets  Why Did She Jump? My Daughter's Battle with Bipolar Disorder By Joan E. Childs, LCSW Publisher: HCI Books  ISBN-13: 978-07573-1697-5 (Paperback)  ISBN-10: 07573-1697-2 (Paperback)  ISBN-13: 978-07573-1698-2 (ePub)  ISBN-10: 07573-1698-0 (ePub)

Reimagining Women's Cancers

The Power Of Celebrity And Public Awareness In Changing Cancer Outcomes

"The illnesses of famous patients receive enormous attention from the media and serve as touchstones for patients and families dealing with similar conditions... By taking a series of famous cancer cases and looking at the actual information being received by the public, Doctors Boguski and Berman are furthering the important process of ascertaining exactly what these episodes teach us." –– Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, New York Presbyterian, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, Author of When Illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine "Thank you for sharing the relationship between celebrity health conditions, consumer Internet search behavior, and its potential for developing teachable moments for the advancement of public health."
–– Nan M. Laird, PhD, Harvey V. Fineberg, Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health Deerfield Beach, FL, September 7, 2016 – Cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence. The get-out-of-cancer-free card? Prevention through information. The recent World Cancer Report from the World Health Organization states that about half of all cancers are preventable and can be avoided if current medical knowledge is better delivered. From People magazine, with a readership of 43 million to Internet sites like JustJared.com with over 80 million monthly views, celebrity information not only sells, it has the ability to educate about important issues––including cancer.  Whether readers are currently patients or consumers wanting to be better informed, Reimagining Women's Cancers exemplifies that information is empowering.
Reading about a famous person coping with cancer can not only be inspiring, it can save a life. In this first book of their Reimagining Cancer series, doctors Mark Boguski and Michele Berman team with writer David Tabatsky to provide celebrity stories focusing on cancer of the breasts, ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva. To provide readers with critical information to help them manage, cope, and recover from illness, Reimagining Women's Cancers is written in an easy-to-read style and format. Each chapter begins with basic anatomy concerning each cancer, followed by an overview of how we view a particular cancer today. The chapters flow easily into an explanation of signs, symptoms, diagnoses, scientific information and guidelines, and end on comprehensive surveys for treatments and prevention. Woven throughout are stories, both medical and anecdotal, from women such as Angelina Jolie, Joan Lunden, Melissa Etheridge, Sandra Lee, Rita Wilson, Christina Applegate, and Suzanne Somers. Every 23 seconds someone in America is diagnosed with cancer. Education is the key, and by using clear and concise information by means of celebrity stories, Reimagining Women's Cancers can teach countless readers who might otherwise not pay attention to an epidemic likely to affect them or a loved one. About The Authors  Dr. Mark Boguski and Dr. Michele Berman are a husband and wife team of physicians who have trained and taught at some of the top medical schools and research institutions in the country, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Washington University in St. Louis , the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Celebrity Diagnosis, the website they founded and launched in 2009, is now featured as an integral part of the American Association for Cancer Research website and combines celebrity health conditions with up-to-date medical information on numerous cancers. Through their website, Dr. Boguski and Dr. Berman have created numerous "teachable moments in medicine," giving the medical facts behind the headlines. Their aim is to increase health awareness and medical knowledge for patient empowerment and professional development, and raise the likelihood of consideration for early detection and preventative behavior. For a patient facing cancer, or for a medical student overwhelmed by data, medical information alone can be quite daunting and often misses out on the human factor that is so vital in prevention and healing. David Tabatsky, through his writing and editing, has added an essential element to the book through his interviews with patients and cancer support groups, as well as by making the book easy to read. Tweet: @MarkBoguskiMD   3700 followers on LinkedIn   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/end-ovarian-cancer-mark-boguski  Reimagining Women's Cancers: The Celebrity Diagnosis Guide to Personalized Treatment and Prevention  HCI Books  Coming September 2016  online everywhere and at https://www.amazon.com/Reimagining-Womens-Cancers-Personalized-Prevention/dp/075731953X
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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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Oh Canada How I Love You

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

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

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Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in Italy

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

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

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

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

  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  

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Van Gogh's poppies sells for $61.8m

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Accepting Open bidding for the "Flower"  (left)

Monet and Picasso among art theft

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

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