May, 2020

Life & Etc

Turban Day

Although Sikhism is regarded as the world’s fifth largest religion, very few people know what Sikh faith is about. This lack of awareness has had negative repercussions in the UK, especially when Americans have mistakenly equated a turban with terrorism. Since 9/11 there have been attacks on turbaned Sikhs, and in August 2012 Sikh Americans were massacred at a gurdwara …

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Arpinder Kaur: First Sikh Female Pilot

It’s obvious to anybody who travels that the vast majority of pilots, military or civilian, commercial or private, are men. However, by the mid-1990s about 3 percent of all cockpit crew members in the United States were women — a total of about 3,500, representing a 30-fold increase since 1960. Because most of these pilots were hired in a relatively …

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Vancouver Canucks 2013-2014 Preview

After being embarrassed by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of last season’s playoffs, the Vancouver Canucks are heading into a monumental year. The Canucks made headlines off the ice over the summer by the shocking trade of Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils at the NHL draft and the hiring of John Tortorella. The Vancouver Canucks …

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Walmart pulls turban-themed costume from website

Under pressure from the Sikh community, Walmart pulled a turban-themed costume from its website that has been called offensive to 9/11 victims and perpetuates negative stereotypes about turbans and beards that have led to violence and discrimination against Sikhs and other minorities. Sikh advocacy organizations sent letters and made phone calls to several retailers selling the item to request its …

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Fine Dining Survival Guide

Let’s be honest, staring at an elaborate dinner setting can be overwhelming. But you don’t have to panic. Just follow our easy tips to survive any fine dining experience. Most people won’t encounter an elaborate multi-tiered dinner setting on a daily basis, but when you do see it out of the blue, our first instinct is to panic. Is that …

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Worldwide call for a BOYCOTT OF THE 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

The law, signed by President Vladimir Putin in June, bans “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” and imposes fines on those holding gay pride rallies LGBTQ community strongly protested at Vancouver Pride Parade 2013 A Change.org petition with 54,000 signatures is calling for the winter games to come back to Vancouver. Global outcry over Russia’s laws against “homosexual propaganda” has yet …

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Changes for Women in Canada

In July, the Honourable Dr. Kellie, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, announced Government of Canada support for a new project that will strengthen leadership opportunities for women in Toronto, and Ms. Susan Truppe, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, hosted a roundtable to discuss women in non-traditional occupations and the federal government’s commitment to increasing economic …

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Five luxury homes around the world

Antilia MukeshAmbani, the fifth richest man in the world and head of the Mumbai based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries is estimated to be worth somewhere in the region of $43 billion. He is also the owner of a 27-story skyscraper in downtown Mumbai that cost him a small fortune of $2 billion. His wife, Nita Ambani, was staying in the …

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Films to watch this fall

The Family, Insidious Chapter 2, Battle of the Year, Prisoners, Don Jon, Romeo and Juliet, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints And While We Were Here

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A handbag too expensive for billionaire mogul Oprah Winfrey?

A luxury shop owner in Zurich has apologized to US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, after denying that racism was involved when Oprah was discouraged from buying a 35,000 Swiss franc crocodile handbag. Oprah, recently named the world’s most powerful celebrity by Forbes, was in Zurich for the wedding of singer Tina Turner when the incident occurred last month. The …

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