The Allure of Tres Leches
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Rail spill in Tennessee forces thousands from nearby area
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Photos: Typical prices for Metro Vancouver homes
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Mounties charge Edmonton man in work camp deaths
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The new Bubble Wrap is losing its pop
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Millions in military gear goes to scrap heap instead of Ukraine
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 9:26 pm
Statement Regarding Sergeant Nanson's Home Modifications
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Scientists 'Resurrect' Woolly Mammoth Gene in Human Cell
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Techdirt: MEP Cavada doesn't want you to share your photos for free
The so called freedom of panorama was included in MEP Julia Reda's copyright report, but a troubling amendment voted it out. Speak out now to push back against those powerful interests who want to restrict and censor our right to link online: SaveTheLink.org
Article by Glynn Moody for Techdirt
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 11:25 pm
Where the Libyan Buck Stops
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 2:00 pm
Is the ukulele really, truly, honestly here to stay this time?
'How long can you call something a fad before you just have to admit the thing is just here?'
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Posted on 3 July 2015 | 1:55 pm
Canadians Need to Ask Big Questions About Our Society
Canada is no longer one of the top five countries for integrating immigrants, a European think-tank announced in May. Health care for refugees has been slashed, and new rules make it much harder for immigrants to bring their families with them.
The same month, a report found Canadian youth facing mental health crises increasingly turning to emergency rooms for help. There aren't enough community care facilities to accommodate the growing demand.
Meanwhile, our mother -- like so many across Canada -- struggles to find a good, caring residential home for an ailing, elderly relative. The wait lists are years long.
Immigrants, youth, elderly -- three different groups, three different problems and one common thread: Canada's capacity to care.
For decades, we've heard that Canada is a "just society" -- based on equality and freedom for all upheld in laws. We've built our just society, but is Canada becoming a less compassionate one?
Canadian author and humanitarian, Jean Vanier, offers a simple definition of a compassionate society: "It simply means all other people are important."
Vanier is the founder of L'Arche, a global organization that embodies compassion in its communities where fully functioning caregivers live with mentally disabled adults, providing support and friendship. In 1998, Vanier delivered a series of lectures entitled Becoming Human for the CBC Massey Lectures series. We listened with fascination as he broke down society into its fundamental building blocks. Society, he explained, is based on interdependence, so compassion -- caring for the needs of others -- is essential.
"Western culture is not a culture of compassion. It is a culture of teaching people to aim for individual success," Vanier recently lamented to us. "Everybody is encouraged to go up the ladder, to win, to make more money."
Those who are not in the game to get ahead -- the elderly, the ill, the mentally handicapped -- are shunted aside, Vanier says, because they are not seen as contributing to success.
We grew up with our grandfather living in our house, being cared for by our family. You see that less and less today. Immigrants often bring with them a strong culture of caring for their elders. Yet we have observed, by the second or third generation born here, that culture is all but gone.
While there are many programs for special needs youth, initiatives like L'Arche, which supports adults, remain relatively rare. Yet Vanier says the need for them is as great as when he started the organization in 1964.
"Canada is not seen as a place of compassion by the rest of the world anymore," says Vanier, who now lives in France and frequently travels around the world.
Consider these recent examples.
A 2013 poll found that almost two-thirds of us believe aboriginals are responsible for the many challenges they face, and shouldn't get any more government support.
Canada is admitting just 13,000 of the millions of refugees fleeing the horror in Syria. Compare that to the early 1980s when Canada welcomed 50,000 Vietnamese "boat people." And the majority of the cost burden for Syrian refugees will fall, not on government, but on individual Canadian sponsors.
In January, the parliamentary budget officer said Canada's spending on aid for developing countries is plunging to record lows.
This election year, let's ask the big questions: What kind of society do we want? Do we want a country in which individual success is all that matters? Is it enough to have a "just society" based on rights and equality?
Or do we want the richness of a compassionate society, where every person is valued and cared for? Is that how we want the world to see Canada once again?
Canada is overdue for an election that's not just about policies and leaders, but about presenting a vision of the society we want.
Brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger founded a platform for social change that includes the international charity, Free The Children, the social enterprise, Me to We, and the youth empowerment movement, We Day.
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Posted on 3 July 2015 | 11:21 am
N.S. RCMP searching for missing Greenwood woman
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Voyage of the Glacier aptly-named
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The top 10 pizza in Markham and Richmond Hill
Pizza is universally loved and if you find yourself in the Markham or Richmond Hill area there will certainly be no shortage of options. Whether you're after gourmet or takeout, authentic or off the wall, good pizza is plentiful in these parts.
Here are my picks for the top pizza in Markham and Richmond Hill.
The go-to for pizza in Richmond Hill, this take-out spot has an expanded dining room allowing you to enjoy their spectacular pizza on site. The sauce here is what makes their pizza so good, with the perfect blend of herbs.
This cozy restaurant off Highway 7 is all about authenticity. While they may be known for their Italian sandwiches, their pizza is equally as good. With traditional toppings like prosciutto, rapini or grilled eggplant this pizza will deliver big flavour.
Their stone oven makes all the difference. With a great mix of pizza and panzerotti options, choosing will be the hardest part. For something different try the 'Firenze' which comes with potato, caramelized onion, goat cheese, and black olives.
This Main St. Markham gem boasts three locations and with good reason. The menu here consists of Italian classics including stone oven pizza. With a few mainstays and a daily feature the pizza and panzerotti here are real winners.
Nonna's Original Italian
Nonna's is a Markham favourite for all things Italian. Their pizza options are simple, with a focus on authenticity. The handful of pizza combinations such as margherita or primavera are served on a thin crust with the perfect ratio of cheese to toppings.
Levetto's brand is growing, now with 5 locations across the province. While the homemade pasta is noteworthy, the pizza is just as impressive. Square slices full of traditional toppings make this a must for your next pizza craving.
This warm, dine-in restaurant has an excellent pizza menu with options of white or whole wheat crust. Prosciutto, sausage, grilled chicken and brie cheese are among the toppings available making for some interesting and endless combinations.
Fellini's Italian Eatery
This family run restaurant provides a vast menu of home-style Italian classics. Thin or thick crust pizzas are available with plenty of traditional toppings to choose from. They have great take out deals and pizzas of all sizes.
That's Italian Ristorante Express
A casual off-shoot of their Woodbridge location, That's Italian Express has an impressive number of pizza options. Whether you're creating your own or choosing one of their combos you'll get fresh ingredients in a relaxed setting.
Smash Kitchen & Bar
Smash is all about comfort food. Their coal fired pizza boasts eclectic options ranging from BBQ chicken pizza to a Greek inspired pizza. If you're watching your bank balance, drop in on a Monday when all Pizza's are $10.
These are my picks for the top pizza places in Markham and Richmond Hill. Is your favourite spot missing? Add your suggestions to the comments.
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 5:08 am
Phil Kessel didn't work out in T.O. -- who's at fault?
Kessel didn't work out in T.O.
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 4:56 am
Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 6 workers
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 6:29 am
RCMP now overseeing investigations of bomb threats against WestJet flights
Posted on 4 July 2015 | 3:16 am
Extra, Extra: Amir Johnson Says Goodbye, Pals For Hire, and Taxi Drivers are Frustrated
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In perhaps the most bittersweet Canada Day to date, as Raptors favourite Amir Johnson took to social media Wednesday night to bid adieu to his Canuck fans after signing a two-year, $24 million deal with the Boston […]
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 8:00 pm
We're on Summer Hiatus - No new Podcasts until September
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Ending ‘rape culture’ on campus
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Economics for Everyone: Second Edition
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Cult leader Lia Eden wants UFO to pick up her followers
Cult leader Lia Eden claims that a UFO piloted by the archangel Gabriel wants to pick up her followers.
She has therefore requested that Indonesia's President and Jakarata's Governor grant the UFO permission to land at the country's National Monument.
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Dive Into This Shark Hole In Honour Of Shark Week 2015
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Paul Bernardo applies for day parole in Toronto
Paul Bernardo applies for day parole
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 2:15 pm
California television reporters robbed, cameraman pistol whipped during live broadcasts
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 3:08 pm
Seafaring spiders depend on their 'sails' and 'anchors'
Spiders travel across water like ships, using their legs as sails and their silk as an anchor, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. The study helps explain how spiders are able to migrate across vast distances and why they are quick to colonise new areas.
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 1:33 pm
Councillors urged to reject Andy Pringle on police board
The composition of the Toronto Police Services Board should better represent the city’s diversity, say critics who are urging councillors to reject Andy Pringle’s reappointment to the high-profile civilian oversight body.
The civic appointments committee is recommending that council, at next week's meeting, choose the Toronto businessman as its appointee on the seven-member board. However, critics disagree.
“Good governance demands that appointees to our boards and commissions are reflective of the diversity of the population served,” Bev Salmon, a former Metro Toronto councillor, wrote in an email sent to the city clerk with instructions to forward to Tory and 44 councillors.
“We need fresh energy on the board to deal with the challenges of policing in Canada’s most racially diverse city. The black community needs a representative voice on the board at the decision making process, particularly when impacted directly, as we strive for excellence in policing.”
Former Toronto mayor John Sewell, head of the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition, wants council to refer Pringle’s recommendation back to the city’s appointments committee. The watchdog group is suggesting the committee come forward with the name of someone “who is knowledgeable about and can speak for the communities of people of colour, to ensure they receive fair policing,” Sewell wrote in a letter to councillors.
“Perhaps someone who has experienced carding first hand,” the letter says.
Pringle, 65, is Tory’s longtime friend and served as his chief of staff at Queen Park. “He’s an intelligent, thoughtful, diligent member of the board,” Tory said recently. “Andy Pringle is one of our most distinguished citizens in terms of his community service. I think about the only bad thing that he seems to have on his résumé is that he knows me.”
Council picked Pringle as its appointee under the previous Ford administration in 2011. He replaced Councillor Michael Thompson (open Michael Thompson's policard), the lone black person on the board and on city council, as vice chair after Tory rebuffed Thompson’s wish to stay put. If council picks Pringle, he’s expected to serve as interim chair after Alok Mukherjee steps down Aug. 1.
The TPSB has seven members, including the mayor or council designate, two city councillors, three provincial appointees and one public member appointed by city council — in this case Pringle, subject to council approval.
A key issue facing the police service will be how the force reforms its contentious carding policy, which it refused to do under Chief Bill Blair and while Pringle sat on the board. Tory has promised to stop officers from putting information into a database collected from people not suspected of a crime, a practice that statistics show disproportionately targets young black men.
Province-wide carding reforms are due in the fall, following summer consultations, and clear regulations will set out rules for police services across Ontario who now engage in a form of carding or intend to do so.
Posted on 4 July 2015 | 1:21 am
Is this BlackBerry’s first Android phone?
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 1:36 am
Today's 'Galaxy' Insight --"Seeing the Future of the Universe"
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 3:16 pm
Steve Jobs Official Trailer
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 11:27 am