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From left: Pany Ladines, Yoly Ladines, MaryAnn Giberson, Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Dr. Albina Comendador and Myrna de Leon

Canada Day Seniors’ Luncheon by the City of Markham

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TRAVEL: Tips for back(packing) through Europe

What to pack, what to leave behind SAN FRANCISCO, CA/ Troy Media–Backpacking through Europe either before or after college is a time-honored tradition and rite of passage for many young people raised in western society, although, occasionally, many wait until they are older and more financially solvent so they can afford to take some real 

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Don’t reach the 14-day mark

By Editorial Staff Everyone could use a little R&R now and then, but according to research, that rest and relaxation should still include some activity or you could suffer health consequences in as few as 14 days. A study of young, healthy adults (average age: 25 years and averaging 10,000 steps worth of physical activity 

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Breast-feeding: Good for the heart

By Editorial Staff The benefits of breast-feeding continue to be revealed, with the latest study associating breast-feeding with better maternal cardiovascular health in later age. In the study, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers recorded cardiovascular risk factors in 846 women, then measured the thickness of their carotid arteries 20 years later via ultrasound to 

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Red meat bad, white meat good?

By Editorial Staff Are you a meat eater, a vegetarian, vegan or somewhere in between? If you like your meat (particularly red meat), it’s not necessarily a bad thing, as long as you follow some basic guidelines in terms of limiting your consumption. That’s because research continues to show that red meat, often high in 

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Office Ergonomics

Over 80% of the working population will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime. Many people sit all day at work, often with poor posture, and this can increase the risk of developing low back pain. Sitting down for long periods of time, repetitive movements and awkward work positions may lead to 

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5 Common causes of neck pain (and how Chiropractic can help)

By Editorial Staff Neck pain can be acute (short term) or chronic (recurring or persisting for months and even years), but regardless, when you’re in pain, relief is the first thing on your mind. Just as important as relief, of course, is finding the cause and ensuring you avoid the behavior / action that brought 

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Freedom of the press and Balita’s woes

Press freedom and the limits of free speech By Ted Alcuitas The saga of Toronto’s ‘Balita’ newspaper and its publisher Teresita ‘Tess’ Cusipag, is a sober reminder that there are limits to free speech. Cusipag has just been released from jail (June 25, 2017) after serving 13 days of a 21-day sentence for criminal contempt 

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Is there Freedom of Expression in China?

By Eric Baculinao (Read on June 26, 2017, OISE, Toronto, at a public forum organized by the Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network) First of all, I am here purely in my personal capacity and not on behalf of any entity, be it NBC News or any other organization.  Our common interest in understanding China, 

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Cusipag sentenced to 21-day jail term for criminal contempt of court

By Lui Queaño The Philippine Reporter Ontario Superior Court Justice sentenced Balita publisher Tess Cusipag on Monday June 12 with 21 days of imprisonment for “the offence of criminal contempt of court” in relation to her defiance of a court order. A Superior Court had previously ordered Cusipag and Balita “to stop repeating their false 

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