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Pinoy Fiesta 2014

Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show set on June 28

It’s fun among the members of the Filipino community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on June 28, 2014 because of the slated Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show at the “Hall A”, Metro Toronot Convention Centre, North Building. A yearly project of the Philippine-Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF), it aims to showcase the best of Philippine beauty, talent, 

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Earth Day Network hopes to galvanize the support of more than a billion people across 192 countries this Earth Day for increasing the sustainability and reducing the carbon footprints of urban areas everywhere.   PHOTO: Matthew Rutledge/Flickr

EARTHTALK: Earth Day 2014: Greening our Cities

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: What’s going on with Earth Day this year and how can I get involved?– Christine B., Boston, MA Last April 22 marked the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day, and the focus this year was green cities. “As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change 

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According to data collected by the 
American Public 
Transportation Association, Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013—the highest
 number since the 1950s when many fewer of us owned our own cars.
Credit: Missouri Dept. of 
Transportation

EARTHTALK: Public transportation on the upswing

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: What’s behind the rise in public transit in the U.S. in the last few years, and how does our transit use compare with that of other developed countries? — Angie Whitby, New Bern, NC Transit ridership is indeed at its highest level in the U.S. in 57 years. According to data collected 

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Don’t take arthritis lying down

By Dr. George I. Traitses The term “arthritis” means “joint inflammation” and is often used in reference to rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases include more than 100 conditions. Years ago, doctors hardly ever told rheumatoid arthritis patients to “go take a hike” or “go for a swim.” Arthritis was considered an inherent part of the aging 

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HEALTH-Get-in-the-game-without-the-pain

Get in the game without the pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses One key to success on the golf course can’t be found at the pro shop. It’s the physical condition of the golfer. Pain shouldn’t be par for the course. Stay in the game by protecting your back. When you consider the spinal rotation that goes into a golf swing and 

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HEALTH-Texting

Could texting kill you?

By George I. Traitness It’s been well-documented that texting while driving is dangerous, even potentially deadly.  But a new study by the U.K. United Chiropractic Association (UCA) says that habitual Smartphone or tablet users may be more susceptible to breathing problems, leading to cardiovascular disease later in life and therefore a higher risk of death. 

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Straight Talk with CTV’s Zuraidah Alman

By Rachelle Cruz A 7 a.m. call is inevitable. When that phone rings, the coordinates of local news reporter can change day to day, even minute by minute. There is no such thing as a typical day save your morning calls, and a truck equipped with the ‘mess’ that might just come in handy- – 

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Councillor Joe Mihevc

Formation of Filipino Task Force in Toronto gets support from Councillors

Community issues discussed in 3-hour conversation with Councillors Mihevc and McConnell By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO– A recent meeting between members of the Filipino community and City of Toronto councillors and other City stakeholders resulted in a decision to set up a Filipino Task Force to allow for a community voice in the City when the 

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GATES university/community researchers, from left: Bridge Cosme, Pet Cleto, Mary Parreño, Dr. Philip Kelly, Nancy Prieto, Mila Garcia, Wayne Chu, May Gene de Guzman, Fiel Salazar, Conely de Leon; (front) Mithi Esguerra, Aimee Beboso and Christopher Sorio.

GABRIELA releases initial results of live-in caregivers transitions study

By Mia Ondo GABRIELA Ontario and its research partners recently released the initial results of a nationwide study about how Pinoy live-in caregivers are transitioning from the live-in caregiver (LCP) program. At a workshop held last April 6 at Ryerson University in Toronto, the research team presented the results to some former live-in caregivers and 

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Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks during the packing kitchen sets by the Canadian Red Cross that will be sent to the Philippines to help with the relief effort for Typhoon Haiyan.

Harper announces Canada’s contribution to Haiyan fund

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed the tremendous generosity that Canadians have demonstrated in helping the Philippines recover from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. The Prime Minister was pleased to announce today that individual Canadians contributed over $85 million in eligible donations that our Government is matching through its Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. As promised 

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