7 Reasons You Will Love Cycling in Myra Canyon
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Myra Canyon in Kelowna, British Columbia is a a scenic cycle route along an old railway with 18 bridges and 2 tunnels with views over the Okanagan valley!
Posted on 14 August 2015 | 10:29 am
10 Sordid Insights Into The Victorian Opium Age
Opium dens, the oblivion of laudanum, the relief of morphine, and the illicit activities of a drug culture so captivated that they didn’t even know how much danger they were in—the Victorian era is forever linked with the idea of opium. It was important enough for nations to go to war over it, and it […]
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 8:00 am
Giveaway: ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ Blu-ray swag bag
Just in time for Valentine's Day, The GATE and Paramount Home Media Distribution are giving away three copies of Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, and a special swag bag filled with goodies. We can't think of a better way to celebrate the big red heart day than with scores of zombies trying to eat the brains of a few wacky teenagers.
The post Giveaway: ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ Blu-ray swag bag appeared first on The GATE.
Posted on 5 February 2016 | 9:50 pm
Easy Chicken Shawarma Kebobs
Posted on 10 July 2014 | 3:45 pm
Octopus killing a seagull - THE KRAKEN WAKES
|Octopus killing a seagull off Ogden Point breakwater|
These are the first ever photos of a Giant Pacific Octopus catching and killing a Glaucous-winged seagull.
And they provide two important lessons: One, always carry a camera with you because you may happen upon a scientifically important event. And two, keep an eye out for the unusual.
I loved finding and booking this story for my local CBC morning show, On The Island.
Take a listen to Ginger Morneau, the woman who took these photos.
Here she is speaking with CBC On The Island host, Gregor Craigie.
And this is where I found this story.
Posted on 3 May 2012 | 6:21 pm
The One to Feature Innovative 'Sefar AG' Glazing System
New renderings of Toronto's tallest proposed building are continuing to reveal new—and evolving—design details of Mizrahi Developments' much-anticipated Foster + Partners-designed project, The One. An update at the beginning of this year saw the project—designed in collaboration with Toronto's Core Architects—grow to a new height of 340.6 metres, with a reworked exterior bringing greater aesthetic balance to the tower. Now, UrbanToronto has learned more about the proposed tower's cladding system, which will feature an innovative glazing system by Sefar AG.
The Swiss-based company produces high-performance architectural glass that allows for patterns and designs to be enmeshed directly within it. For The One, the laminated Sefar glass will be used to create the intricate honeycomb cladding pattern along the tower's podium. According to the company's website, the 'fabric&glass' system provides "improved thermal performance, reduces glare, and adds a unique depth in façade design by utilizing the three-dimensional effects of fabric."
Utilizing metal screens sandwiched between layers of glass, the system allows for a wealth of aesthetic options, as virtually any type of pattern and colour can be printed between the glass. Sefar glass' wide array of aesthetic configurations is clearly evidenced on The One, with both the glossy golden honeycomb pattern and the lighter, mesh-like elevator core set to utilize the unique glazing.
Sefar's uniquely textured glass also lends the podium glazing a three-dimensional visual quality. The glazing itself will actually be installed on a flat plane, however, with the sense of depth created by the texture embedded in the glass. The element of textural nuance will be underscored by changing natural light, with the surface's visual appearance changing depending on how light is reflected from it.A closer look at the elevator core and podium cladding system, image courtesy of Mizrahi Developments
With variable colour, texture, and opacity, the system allows for glass to take on a multiplicity of aesthetic styles. The bird-friendly system maintains relatively unencumbered views from the interior while ensuring a sense of privacy with the panels appearing more opaque when viewed from a distance. A close-up look at one of the designs reveals the intricacy of patterns that can be created (below).
Meanwhile, a recently released interior rendering of a high-end restaurant space in the podium provides a glimpse into the tower's interior aesthetic, with the unique cladding system also seen along the windows. Seen up close from the interior, the Sefar glass is expected to appear nearly transparent.
To learn more about the 84-storey tower's design elements, our previous editorial provides an in-depth look at project's ongoing evolution and the latest design, while our dataBase file includes additional information and renderings.
Want to share your thoughts about the project? Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page, or join in the ongoing and highly informative 178-page (and counting!) discussion on our Forum. You'll find the link below.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 10:22 pm
Dear Maclean's: Urban or Remote, Indigenous Communities Not Served Equally (in Mediacheck)
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 8:20 am
A little screwed
Posted on 22 September 2015 | 9:39 pm
The Cop Who's Suing the Family of the Teen He Killed Is Why People Hate Cops
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 8:41 pm
The Trouble With the TPP, Day 29: Cultural Policy Innovation Uncertainty
This week's lengthy Trouble with the TPP post focused on the likelihood that efforts to require online video providers to pay mandatory Cancon contributions would be challenged under the TPP. While I am not a supporter of extending contributions to companies like Netflix, including such a restriction within a trade agreement is bad policy. Today's post continues with the culture theme, by examining the risk that other new policy innovations might also be stymied by the TPP.
The Globe and Mail's Kate Taylor recently wrote a column arguing that Canadian cultural production is in crisis and calling for reforms to address the issue. For example, Taylor cited the possibility of tax credits for advertising on websites that meet a Canadian content threshold similar to the policy for television and radio broadcasters. ACTRA has long called for a similar policy, noting the benefits of tax deductions for advertising on Canadian-owned websites that give prominence to Canadian content.
But would such a policy pass muster on the TPP? It's not totally clear that it would.
The post The Trouble With the TPP, Day 29: Cultural Policy Innovation Uncertainty appeared first on Michael Geist.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:02 pm
Dear Maclean's: Urban or Remote, Indigenous Communities Not Served Equally (in Mediacheck)
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 8:20 am
Booker T. Jones fields a question from David Gogo
Posted on 5 February 2016 | 8:47 pm
Posted on 22 December 2013 | 2:24 pm
Wetland walkies were tough!
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 12:00 pm
Weight, BMI, BF% - Should MDs Measure Things That Shouldn't Change Treatment?
While all of those measures to a degree do inform risk, are they really useful to the clinician in determining the need for the exploration of a person's lifestyle? Does it simply follow that if one or more of weight, BMI, body fat percentage, waist circumference or waist to hip ratio is high that said person's lifestyle isn't healthful, or that treatment (lifestyle, meds, or surgery) is required?
A more important question though would be if all of those numbers were in so-called healthful ranges, does that mean your patient's lifestyle shouldn't be explored?
I know plenty of people with weight whose lifestyles are tremendous, and plenty of folks without whose lifestyles are horrifying, and as such, regardless of numbers, clinicians are best to explore lifestyle with every single patient. Artificially hinging a discussion on lifestyle on a number which even with the best of intentions and efforts, might not change much, can both lead a person to abandon their efforts to live more healthful lives when things don't change, and preclude conversations that in turn might benefit your patients and their families.
The goal is the road (a healthful one), there is no destination (the numbers).
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:30 am
The Ghomeshi trial turns into a fiasco
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 10:42 pm
HIATUS: LaurenOutLoud.com re-launching sometime, maybe, in the future
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 6:54 pm
Vicks Sweet Dreams Cool Mist Humidifer #giveaway
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:53 am
Nora's Face in Bubbles
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:00 pm
Motorcycle Show Toronto 2016 coming February 19
Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is produced by Power Sport Services. This is the Show where enthusiasts will get their first live look at the new 2016 models set in impressive displays from the biggest brands in the business, including Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am BRP, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Husqvarna, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory, and Yamaha. Show hours are: Friday, February 19 (noon - 9 pm); Saturday, February 20 (10 am - 8 pm);Sunday, February 21 (10 am - 5 pm)."
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:00 am
The hosts with the most: Insider tips from campus tour guides
Who knows universities better than campus tour guides? Some suggestions from the trenches: Leave mom at home, check out the town, and follow your heart
The post The hosts with the most: Insider tips from campus tour guides appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 11:35 am
Flashback Faves: This is how they grow up, quietly and quickly and right under your watchful eye
Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:14 pm
Who’s chairing Commons committees? The scorecard so far.
Posted on 6 February 2016 | 8:03 pm
Nine To Five
Posted on 5 February 2016 | 5:32 am
We Could Be Heroes: Losing David Bowie
Posted on 17 January 2016 | 8:41 pm
The Forever Login with WordPress
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 12:12 am
Back in the workshop
|Spear point reproductions and reference drawings.|
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 4:51 pm
Trudeau needs to bring hope back to Canada's rust belt
Posted on 6 February 2016 | 2:13 am
Top Ten Romantic Movies For Valentine’s Day
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:38 pm
Feeling crappy on a Wednesday
I’ve been feeling pretty schlumpy these last few weeks. I am afraid that I am on the road to Burnoutville. It’s a long journey, and the traffic is kind of jammed up, but I am close to throwing myself out of the car because I really don’t want to end up in Burnoutville. I can […]
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 9:13 pm
Sunny ways, continued
Posted on 7 February 2016 | 4:37 pm
What is Marie Henein's end game?
What if Henein's agenda were to expose how the Canadian (in)justice system, with regard to crimes of sexual assault and trials, is fundamentally patriarchal?
This insight into the first days of the trial came from a surprising source.
Though she was roasted and toasted in cross-examination by the former broadcaster’s lead lawyer, Marie Henein, it’s important to note that for all the inconsistencies in the woman’s evidence — some significant — a constant in her police statement, many media interviews and testimony this week is her claim that Ghomeshi struck her hard, with a closed fist she thought, on the side of the head.I'm not the only one who is wondering, WTF game is the prosecution playing? Why are the Crown lawyers throwing the complainants under the bus? This from Jane Doe, provides illumination.
[..] Her difficulties arose, in my view, in part because it appears her allegations weren’t as thoroughly investigated by the police as perhaps they should have been and because prosecutors didn’t thoroughly examine her or re-examine her at all.
The blow of those terribly damaging emails and the bikini photo she sent Ghomeshi, for instance, a year after the second alleged assault where he purportedly smacked her in the head, would have been mitigated had she been asked follow-up questions when she mentioned, voluntarily in examination-in-chief, that she had “a vague memory” of writing a note to him, in anger, but wasn’t sure she’d sent it.
“You aren’t trying to hide the fact that you might have written Mr. Ghomeshi?” prosecutors could have asked.
The question alone would have diffused the impact of Henein’s revelation.
On the other side, my daughter - a decade younger than Ghomeshi or Henein - loathes what the former did as well as his lawyer's antics.
She has nothing but contempt for the high-stakes histrionical performance the latter is currently offering. She thinks the lawyer is an opportunist who will leverage a spectacular win to catapult herself onto a larger and more lucrative stage.
The Ghomeshi trial could indeed do for Henein's reputation what OJ Simpson's did for the Kardashians: transform her into a minor US celebrity.
This is the Toronto Life article about Henein that gave my daughter pause, with regard to Henein's professional choices.
Perhaps her perspective is lopsided. After all, she's a mere physician in a demanding specialty. In her line of work, individuals who apply such rigour and dedication to the pursuit of excellence _only_ save lives. They don't destroy them.
Posted on 7 February 2016 | 10:48 pm
Valentine Printmaking Project
Here is a second version.
- watercolour or disk tempera paint
- heavy paper or wc paper
- sticky backed craft foam
- scraps of corrugated cardboard
- black acrylic or tempera paint
- coloured pencils, china markers, sharpies
- alphabet stamps, glitter gems, optional
Here I'm using disk tempera and this resulted in Valentine #2.
I used watercolour paint and a little kosher salt to create the background for Valentine#1.
Set aside to dry.
Now we can work on our stamps.
Gather your materials, we need some scraps of cardboard for the base of the stamp and some craft foam. I like the sticky back.
There are 2 ways to make a stamp with craft foam:
Cut the cardboard into the shape of the stamp. I then cut strips of craft foam and apply to cardboard to outline the shape. You can also cut shapes to be added like the inner heart for this stamp.
Cut your cardboard shape, then trace around it on the craft foam. Cut the shape out of craft foam.
You then use a blunt pencil and draw designs into the craft foam shape. Push hard enough that you can feel the design marks with your fingertip when you touch the foam.
Here is a good tip I got from Traci Bautista. Use small pieces of craft foam on the back of the cardboard to make a handle. I use the parts where the product sticker is, I normally just throw those ones away. You can also use the leftover little pieces from cutting out a stamp.
Use 2 layers and you'll have a good handle.
Using a paintbrush brush some acrylic or tempera paint onto the stamp. This gives you more control than stamping into a plate of paint to load.
I always have practice paper nearby when doing a printmaking or stamping project.
Here you can see then difference between the 2 types of stamps.
Have the kids practice working with the stamps. Sometimes the ghost print or the 2nd ghost print turns out to be the best.
Ghost Print = the second print from a stamp without applying more paint.
When they are confident apply the stamp to your dry background.
Now you might want to just stop there but I like to take it further.
Ensure your print/stamp is dry. I use a hair dryer to speed things up a bit.
I added some coloured pencil, some china markers, and some sharpie.
I also used a little white and silver paint that I dipped the end of a pencil into and stamped on some accents. (see finished photo)
I painted some scrap paper.
I then stamped on some letters and added these to the Valentine.
You can also add a few sticky gems.
You could also print off some text from the computer to add.
Pair it with a Valentine poem and you have a great Valentine the kids can make for Mom and Dad.
Posted on 1 February 2016 | 1:34 am
Marshmallow Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
This Marshmallow Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is the perfect icing for either chocolate or vanilla cupcakes! – – – – – – – It seems to me that people are either icing on or icing off kind of people. Are you an icing person? I like icing, but I really just prefer cake and cupcakes naked. […]
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 11:45 pm
What to do in Melbourne, 11 Things to do in The Coolest City in Australia
It is said that Melbourne is the coolest city in Australia. After visiting Melbourne we agree! Melbourne has been named the most liveable city in the world but it is also an excellent tourist destination as well. A superb jumping off point for exploring the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne is a spot where you could [...]
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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 10:00 am
A Sunday in Buenos Aires
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:24 am