English: Screenshot from the upcoming Bold 9900 / 9930 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
RIM seems to be broken and customers in North America are leaving Blackberry for Google Android and Apple iPhones. There Playbook, albeit a great device, seems to be lost in a sea of tablets and obscurity. So what is RIM to do now? It seems that they are taking their time. Moving slowly towards a goal. BB10 will be a great OS and will provide Blackberry users with the update they need, however it seems that RIM is in slow motion; in an industry moving at lightning speed. We have already heard word that the first BB10 phone will not come with their signature keyboard, which some feel is suicide; a keyboard version not coming until 2013. We still don’t even have a release date. We want the best for RIM and they have a network, with software services, that other players covet. The only positive note is for RIM is the move by Microsoft to produce their own device; upsetting their OEM manufacturers. Google buying Motorola and potentially going it alone; now releasing updates about their Nexus 7. The question, is it too little too late for RIM?
Posted in Canada, News, Ontario, Technology
Tagged 10, Android, Apple, bb10, blackberry, Google, iphone, Microsoft, Motorola, nexus, playbook, Research In Motion, RIM, surface
Colina do Parlamento / Parliament Hill (Photo credit: Marcio Cabral de Moura)
A voting marathon that could keep members of Parliament chained to their desks around the clock is set to unfold in the Commons as opposition parties try to thwart passage of the Conservatives’ massive budget bill.
Opposition MPs are challenging the Harper government’s parliamentary majority this week with hundreds of proposed amendments to Bill C-38, the 425-page budget implementation legislation that revises approximately 70 federal laws.
The far-reaching omnibus bill will touch on nearly every aspect of Canada’s public affairs, and the Liberals, NDP and Green Party say its size makes a mockery of MPs’ duties to vet legislation and hold the government accountable.
Read more from the Toronto Star
Posted in Canada, politics, The Economy
Tagged canada, Civil Marriage Act, Conservative, green, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Member of Parliament, New Democratic Party, Prime Ministership of Stephen Harper, Toronto Star
Has our world gone upside down? False allegations against teachers and why it’s not like the old days anymore
We expect teachers to be educators, psychologist and the parent. However what do you do when children make false allegations?
A substitute teacher, was investigated after a student made false allegations over a banana. Unfortunately there is no middle ground and common sense. One false accusation will destroy a teacher. We hardly even have male teachers in school. There must be consequences for false allegations, however what is the solution? Is education like the good old days? Maybe we need video camera‘s in the class? What do we do about parachute parents or bad teachers?
April 24, 2012 in Canada, Education, News
Tagged Allegation, BC, education, Educators, false, False accusations, Men, NASUWT, people, teacher, Violence and Abuse
THE TORONTO POLICE SERVICE HAS REQUESTED AN “AMBER ALERT” FOR AN ABDUCTED CHILD IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA.
TORONTO, April 21, 2012 /CNW/ –
Victim’s name: Joshua LOW
Date of Birth: 28 April 2003 (8 years of age)
Physical Description: Oriental
Height- 4 ft
Weight- 40-45 lbs
Hair color– Black
Eye color– Brown
Clothing: Last seen wearing dark hooded sweat shirt, blue and yellow shoes.
Believed to be in the company of: “Jessica” Yi Qing LOW-ZHEN
Date of Birth: 28 August 1966 (45 years of age)
Physical Description: Oriental
Height- 5 ft 1″
Weight- Thin build
Hair color- Long black hair
Eye color- Brown
Click here for photos and more details from the Toronto Police Services
Posted in Canada, Emergencies, News, Ontario, Toronto
Tagged $2000, Amber Alert, BAME697, Black hair, Brown, corolla, four−door, Human hair color, Joshua LOW, Metro Areas, Ontario, Qing Dynasty, Toronto, Toronto Police Service, toyota
With all of the controversy over a the Washington Center for Reproductive Medicine, I thought it would be good to look at the following book. Remember the movie Gattaca? Unlike those who believe in “weeding out imperfection”, what happens in communities that prefer boys or girls? Please take time to read and review the following book “Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men”.
Book: Unnatural Selection
Posted in Canada, health, Multiculturalism
Tagged Assisted Human Reproduction Act, canada, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Gattaca, india, Indo-Canadian, Reproductive Medicine, sex selection, Washington Center for Reproductive Medicine
national Flag of Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Toronto Catholic District School Board had to pass new guidelines, forcing students to “sing” O’Canada. I just listened to the news and heard students state that they will not sing “O Canada“, or that they were “embarrassed” to sing it. Also heard one say “I will not be singing it because its my right not to”, with a very disturbing tone. How did we get to this point? What happened to our patriotism? Do we care about Canada? It’s only a “Pittance in Time”, to those who fought and died so we could enjoy it. Just saying!
Read more “Students must sing O Canada, school board rules”
Posted in Canada, Education, GTA Education, GTA Issues, Toronto, War
Tagged Angela Kennedy, canada, Catholic school, Kevin Morrison, National Anthem, O Canada, Oh'Canada, Ontario, patriot, Remembrance Day, sing, Student, TCDSB, Toronto, Toronto Catholic District School Board, wikipedia, World War, WW1, WW2
Oprah Winfrey in Denmark on 30 September 2009 to promote Chicago as Olympic host (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Die-hard fans lined up at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to see Oprah Winfrey bring her life-class north of the border. The event had motivational speaker Tony Robbins, spiritual healer Deepak Chopra, Iyanla Vanzant and Bishop T.D. Jakes. The event aimed to inspire and help individuals change their world. It was the first-ever Canadian broadcast and it will air live on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Posted in Canada, GTA Culture, Info, Interesting, News
Tagged canada, Deepak Chopra, Inspiration, Iyanla Vanzant, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, oprahwinfrey, T. D. Jakes, Tony Robbins, Toronto
Michelle Yu, 18, has been missing since Tuesday
Toronto police are seeking the public’s help in locating Michelle Yu, an 18-year-old who has been missing since Tuesday.
Police say she was last seen at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the TD Bank at 354 Bay St., near Temperance Street. Her image was captured on the bank’s security camera and she appeared to be alone. Members of her family say this is not the bank branch Michelle regularly uses.
She was also seen at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the York Mills Road/Chipstead Road area.
Posted in Ajax, Asia, Barrie, Canada, Durham, Emergencies, GTA Issues, GTA News, London, newmarket, Ontario, Oshawa, Pickering, Toronto, Vaughan, World
Tagged Banking Services, Banks and Institutions, Branch (banking), Business, Closed-circuit television, Financial Services, Michelle Yu, Missing, people, TD Bank, Toronto, Tuesday, United States
The 2nd generation Apple TV (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rogers Video no more, time to get an Apple TV device
Are you looking to rent a movie? Apple TV makes the process simple and easy. You also get access to a host of other bonus features. With Rogers Video officially putting an end to their video stores it’s now time for you to consider alternatives. Devices like an ATV can help to mitigate the transition. Straight from Apple’s website “The new Apple TV with 1080p HD gives you access to the best content — blockbuster movies, TV shows, sports, your music and photos and more — right on your widescreen TV. You can even play content from your iOS devices on your TV using AirPlay. Best of all, Apple TV is just $109″. It connects to Netflix, Vimeo, YouTube, WSJ and other services. I’ve had it for 2+ years and have no complaints.
April 18, 2012 in Apple, Canada, Entertainment, Movie, Music, News, Technology
Tagged AirPlay, Apple, Apple TV 2, AppleTV, atv2, IOS, Movies, netflix, OSX, Rogers, Rogers Plus, Rogers Video, Vimeo, Walmart, wsj, YouTube
Qatar Airways keen to expand in Canada
The CEO of Qatar Airways has said he is struggling to secure more landing rights to boost services to Canada.
Akbar Al Baker said in a speech in Montreal that Canadians deserved a better airline service to the Middle East but government restrictions were hindering progress.
“Qatar is of course interested in forging even closer ties with Canada but we are struggling with being granted additional landing rights,”
April 14, 2012 in Airlines, Airports, Canada, The Economy
Tagged Airline, Akbar Al Baker, canada, middle east, Montreal, Qatar, Qatar Airways, transportation, wikipedia
Air Canada Boeing 747-133 C-FTOC at Zurich International Airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Is it time to open the skies in Canada and allow U.S carriers?
Despite the issues pilots have with their employer, Air Canada, the issues today are showing the serious flaws in Canada’s transportation system. Air Canada, like the photo, is starting to look old and out-dated. There are alternatives for trips to Montreal, Ottawa and other locations; using Porter or WestJet, however other remote and specific locations are leaving Canadians hanging. People are upset and rightly so. There is a dependency in Canada, on Air Canada. However, there are a not a full list of choices. I am sure Buffalo Niagara is seeing an increase and maybe it’s time to get other carriers in Canada. Our Federal policies prevent an American, or other carrier, from flying within Canada. Air Canada is taking a big hit and Canadians are angry. The Conservatives, now with a majority, may take notice. We have underutilized airports in Hamilton, London and even Oshawa. Is it time to open the skies?What do you say?
April 13, 2012 in Airlines, Airports, Canada, Emergencies, Hamilton, London, News, Ontario, Oshawa, The Economy, The United States of America
Tagged Air Canada, american airlines, canada, Canadian, Conservatives, Montreal, Ottawa, united, United States, westjet, wikipedia