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‘Rise Again’ benefit show for Haiyan survivors

IN the days immediately after typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, several Filipino-Canadian organizations sprung into action calling upon its members to assemble and arrange fundraising events. The response from the community was swift given the urgency of the situation. One group, headed by Ruby (Jeng) and Eugene Guiyab of JMG Infinity Entertainment, gathered to come 

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triOS Campus Directors pose with a disaster relief cheque for $4,884.50.

triOS College raises $5K for Haiyan disaster relief

TORONTO–Two months after one of the strongest typhoons tore through the Philippines, triOS College Business Technology Healthcare  raises close to $5,000.00 to support the ongoing relief efforts.  The college raised funds through local, on campus fundraising and gave the proceeds to the Canadian Red Cross and to the hometown of a triOS College staff member. 

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Roland Chan, Roland Chan Jr., Paul Grimes

Liland Insurance Awards Night

January 11, 2014 — Spirale Banquet Hall, Scarboroug

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HEALTH: Preventing Text Neck

By Dr. George I. Traitses Americans sent 110 billion text messages in December 2008, according to the Census Bureau. As technology advances, allowing us to do more tasks on smaller equipment, our bodies often pay the price. With a growing potential for injuries from technologies that we rely on, it’s important to minimize the risks. 

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The next frontier in sprawl may be on the high seas, where the proliferation of fishing, shipping, tourism, resource extraction, energy development, military exercises and other human activity has begun to call into question just how vast our oceans really are. Pictured: a fishing trawler on the high seas.
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EARTHTALK: Ocean Sprawl

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: I recently heard the term “ocean sprawl,” which was a new one on me. We all know “sprawl” as it manifests itself above sea level. But in the oceans? Can you enlighten?– Bill Chadwick, Nantucket, MA We are all familiar by now with “urban sprawl”—the uncontrolled spread of urban development into areas 

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Though natural gas emissions are still far to high for the fuel to be considered a global warming solution, lower overall CO2 emissions over the past 20 years are in large part due to the swapping out of coal at power plants and industrial facilities across the country for cleaner-burning and now more abundant natural gas.  
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EARTHTALK: Cheaper natural gas lowering carbon dioxide emissions

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: How can it be that carbon dioxide emissions are the lowest they have been in the United States in 20 years despite the fact that we have no binding federal legislation limiting them?- Jason Johnson, Port Chester, NY Carbon dioxide emissions are indeed lower than at any time since 1994, according to 

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Promoting local products and livelihood through fashion

  By Rachelle Cruz TORONTO–His work is marked by the perfect blend of haute couture and culture, precisely fitting for his upcoming fashion show this Saturday, Jan. 18.   This meticulous, hands-on, passionate designer will have more than 60 pieces, featuring couture gowns using organic and indigenous materials such as twigs, “dalet” or barks and seeds; 

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Gatecrashing Nelson Mandela

Tomorrow the South African people, to whom he dedicated his lifetime struggle for freedom, justice, and peace ­— and his millions of supporter-admirers all over the world — will give Nelson Mandela a farewell salute as his body is laid to rest in Qunu, his boyhood village. Earlier, tens of thousands of South Africans, international 

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From left: Michael Messenger, Exec VP World Vision; Junever M.  Mahilum-West, Philippine Consulate General; Dave Toycen, President World Vision; Pastor Julius  Tiongson,  Gateway Family and Community Centre; Brad Butt, MP Mississauga Streetsville; Paulette Kinmond,  Director of Supporter Engagement World Vision 

Cheque presentation at World Vision for Typhoon Haiyan

A cheque presentation at World Vision on Jan. 15, 2014. This is a combined total of all monies raised from various fundraisers 2 months since the disaster. All monies raised go to World Vision’s typhoon relief fund. Updated field stats  • World Vision’s relief efforts in the Philippines to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan have 

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Elena Tanglao, Secretary, United Filipino Canadian Seniors of Hamilton presented the cheque ($11,260.00) to Red Cross for the Typhoon Haiyan victims. The funds were donated through UFCSAH’s relief fundraising held last November 30th, 2013. This amount will be matched by the Federal government dollar for dollar with a grand total of $22,520.00.

Seniors raise thousands for Filipino typhoon relief

HAMILTON, ON–The plight of family and friends back in the Philippines was clearly on the minds of many of those on hand at the annual United Filipino Canadian Seniors of Hamilton Christmas party Nov. 30., 2013. More than 300 seniors raised $5,130 that will be used to help victims of last month’s massive typhoon that 

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