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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: “Today, I join Canadians – and people around the world – to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. “Everyone deserves to live free of stigma, persecution, and discrimination – no matter who they are

Business

Hot Wheels® unveiled its take on the Indy 500 Championship Trophy. The custom trophy will be unveiled by Ryan Hunter-Reay at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and will celebrate the past 99 epic Indy races with 99 Hot Wheels cars. “All 99 cars featured on this trophy have an authentic Indy 500 story,” said Chris Down, Senior Vice President and

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Three Ways to Watch Star Wars

Movies Only Episode I: The Phantom Menace II: Attack of the Clones III: Revenge of the Sith IV: A New Hope V: The Empire Strikes Back VI: Return of the Jedi Star Wars: The Force Awakens Star Wars: Episode VIII Star Wars: Episode IX Machete Order IV: A New Hope V: The Empire Strikes Back II: Attack of

Movies

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rifftrax Now Available!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available! Many Hollywood insiders were baffled when Star Wars, a mildly popular franchise that has never rendered multiple generations of otherwise right-thinking people incapable of critical thought, announced a seventh movie. Over the past two decades, very little had been written on the internet about Star Wars, and almost

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Busy Making Puppets

Ashland, WI resident upset that her routine has been interrupted due to construction. Do you think I have all day. I am making puppets. Good Golly, slow down, use sticks, it will be more fun. I have had enough of this destruction, that is not personal but I am doing my work for the birds

Business

Television and Video Advertising Must Adjust

Videology – a leading software provider for converged TV and video advertising – today released findings that show continued interest in leveraging TV data for digital video targeting. The news dovetails on Videology’s recently announced enhanced integration with Nielsen, offering a unique cross-screen view of audiences for planning across TV & Digital. According to an analysis

food

Top 5 Food Trends Fueled By Millennials

Our apologies to anyone who subscribes to the “customers don’t know what they want…” school of thought, but that sort of generalized business rhetoric simply doesn’t apply to Millennials. Demanding what you want, how you do and don’t want it, and when you want it are hallmarks of Millennials—the 69 millions U.S. adults currently age 18-34.

Frugal

Free Stuff Cuz It’s Your Birthday

Get free stuff—just for being born! These restaurants, retailers and more offer special discounts and freebies on your birthday. Who doesn’t like free stuff or almost free. A&W – Free A&W Root Beer Float (Mug Club) Applebees – Free dessert (email) Arby’s – Free milkshake (email) Au Bon Pain – Get a free salad/sandwich (eClub) Auntie Anne’s – Free pretzel

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Hertha Marks Ayrton

Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton (28 April 1854 – 23 August 1923), née Phoebe Sarah Marks and known in adult life as Hertha Ayrton, was a British engineer, mathematician, physicist, and inventor. She was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society for her work on electric arcs and ripples in sand and water. Phoebe Sarah Marks was born in Portsea, England in 1854. She changed her first

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The Low Carb Myth

The Low Carb Myth (valued at $13.99) FREE! Free yourself from carb myths and discover the secret keys that really determine your health and fat loss destiny. In The Low Carb Myth by Ari Whitten and Dr. Wade Smith, MD, you’ll learn the truth about low-carb diets and what you really need to be doing

Business

Top 10 Technology Trends to Watch 2016-2018

Forrester Top 10 Technology Trends to Watch 2016-2018 Request Your Free White Paper Now Download this white paper and learn what technology trends are going to impact your organization over the next two years. The customer is king. That’s a given. Smart companies are adopting end-to-end technology solutions to propel their growth and ensure their

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Wine Education that Starts with Your Mouth

Wine Hack: Wine Education that Starts with Your Mouth Not with Your Head Get it FREE! (a $12.99 value) Learn how to differentiate the subtle undertones in wines, how to describe them like a pro, and even how to properly pair them with different foods. Wine expert Jeffery Schiller offers an insider perspective of the

Global

Canada’s Women Filmmakers in the Spotlight

Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to announce the latest Canadian English-language and French-language feature-length documentaries to receive funding support under the Theatrical Documentary Program. They are: Jennifer Baichwal’s and Edward Burtynsky’s Anthropocene; Brigitte Berman’s The Gordon Pinsent Documentary; Ann Shin’s My Enemy, My Brother; Mark Achbar’s The New Corporation; Julie Lambert’s Flying Sisters; Raymond St-Jean’sMovements – Louise

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New Book: The Lobby

Randi M Sherman, an author who lives inCalifornia’s scenic wine country, is pleased to announce the release of her new book, The Lobby. As Sherman noted, The Lobby provides readers with a hilarious look at the many interesting people who pass through The Shipley Hotel in San Francisco. The upscale hotel, complete with its perky staff, is

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Listening Like a Dog Can Help Your Life and Career

Although they don’t understand most of our verbal language, dogs listen with their entire being. They don’t interrupt us, finish our sentences, offer advice, try to top our stories or text us instead of talking to us. Dogs pay extremely close attention by studying facial expressions, observing body language, watching eye movements and listening to

Frugal

New Book: Reveals the Key to Retiring Successfully

The latest book from Scott Hanson, founding principal of Hanson McClain Advisors, identifies how to embrace and implement seven steps important to achieving a dream post-work lifestyle. Dedicated to Hanson’s late mother-in-law, who lived well in retirement, the book helps others find the same success and happiness in their next chapter of life. At the beginning

Movies

J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Screenplay Available November 19, 2016

Your browser does not support iframes. Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, announced today that it will publish the screenplay of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the United States and Canada on November 19, 2016. Returning to her wizarding world, the all-new adventure film, which will release November 18, 2016, marks the screenwriting debut

Business

Better In-Flight Experience Increases Passenger Satisfaction

Overview Record profits driven by lower fuel costs are allowing airlines to invest in the in-flight experience, resulting in higher passenger satisfaction according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) Travel Report 2016. Airline satisfaction is up 4.3 percent to 72 on the ACSI’s 100-point scale, matching the all-time high set in 1994. “Airlines have always

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Win 5 Free Years of Adobe’s Award-Winning Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & More

Every creative pro needs pro tools to reach their full potential. It doesn’t get any better than Adobe’s renown creative suite of programs. From the unmatched photography editing software, Photoshop, to the industry-leading page design toolset, InDesign–you’ll be working with the best of the best. Includes: Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Acrobat Pro DC Adobe Muse Dreamweaver

Games

Game :: The Gallerist

The Gallerist, a game by Vital Lacerda. The Art of Strategy! I bought this instantly after watching the third demo episode of Watch it Played’s The Gallerist (video below). As soon as I watched the mechanics of solo play, I was hooked. Most solo games have always been an after thought, if at all, in

Games

Win $1000 Steam Gift Card

Attention all gamers! Here’s a giveaway signed, sealed, and delivered specially for you. Enter now to win $1000 cash to spend on Steam. Choose from over 3,500 games in every genre, from Action to Indie, and finally try out all the games you’ve had your eye on. It’s simple–just enter for your chance to win!

food

Pizza Nova Endorsement deal with Toronto Blue Jay Josh Donaldson

Pizza Nova has kicked off its third season as the Official Pizza of the Toronto Blue Jays by picking up third-baseman Josh Donaldson. “We are thrilled to have a player like Josh Donaldson represent our brand, on and off the field,” said Pizza Nova President Domenic Primucci. “Josh exemplifies all the qualities of an exceptional athlete, teammate and individual.” “I am

food

New Pop-Tarts New Soda Pop Flavors

Pop-Tarts® has been making mornings Crazy Good™ with fun flavors for years. Now, one of America’s toastiest pastries is taking tastes a step further by introducing its first varieties mashed-up with soda pop flavors – Pop-Tarts, inspired by iconic A&W™ Root Beer and Crush™ Orange. “We’re always trying to surprise our fans with flavors they’ll love,” said Angela

Games

Song of The Deep on PS4, XB1 & PC

SONG OF THE DEEP STORY OVERVIEW Merryn waits all night for her father to return from his fishing voyage. He never does. After a vivid dream showing her father trapped under the sea, Merryn is determined to save him. This unlikely heroine builds a small submarine from spare parts and sets off to rescue him.

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Churches Nationwide to Offer Free War Room Screenings

Family Christian is partnering with local churches across the nation to offer hundreds of free screenings of War Room, a movie about prayer that became a #1 movie in US theaters last year, and is driving record-breaking DVD sales . You may find local showings at www.familychristian.com/warroom. The event leads into National Day of Prayer

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Game-Changing Body Mounted Camera Suspension System

Cinema Devices, a startup in the movie production industry, is announcing the release of the Antigravity Rig, a body mounted suspension system for camera gimbals. The patent pending system alleviates operator fatigue during extended shots while holding heavy gimbal stabilization systems. It allows floor to ceiling boom range of motion without counterweights. The system allows

Business

National Pets @ Work Day

In recognition of the increasing number of employers that have explored the adoption of pet-friendly policies in recent years, Petco today announced the establishment of “National Pets @ Work Day” – a day-long celebration to raise awareness of the mutual benefits of having pets at work. “We believe that healthier pets make happier people –

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Giveaway Goodies :: SoundCloud Pro Unlimited

Vans is celebrating 50 awesome years of creativity by giving away 66 SoundCloud Pro Unlimited subscriptions every day for a month. Just sign in, confirm your entry and we’ll let you know if you’ve won the next day. Re-enter as many times as you like! Enter to win