Apple chairman and co-founder, Steve Jobs, who pioneered the personal computer; changing the way we used and interacted with the PC, died today. He was a visionary and great innovator. He will be greatly missed by everyone. May he rest in peace! At 56 years old, he is survived by his wife, Laurene, and four children.
Posted in Apple, GTA News, Memorial, Netbooks, Technology, The Economy, The United States of America, World
Tagged 56, Apple, Death, Died, History, ipad, ipad2, ipad3, iphone, iphone 4s, jobs, Macintosh, Pioneers, rip, Steve, Steve Job, tablet, Tim Cook
With the release of the Apple iPad I found this link, which I thought would be quite useful to everyone!
Any idiot can use an iPad at a basic level. It’s designed that way. But even still, there are things that you’re just supposed to magically know—things no one ever necessarily tells you. So we’re here to help.
Posted in Apple, BSD, Technology
Tagged Apple, iMac, ipad, iphone, jobs, mac, Steve, Steve Jobs, tablet, The Apple iPad, Tips, Tricks
Canadian Box Stores
Canadians wake up! We are loosing jobs and manufacturing jobs. However, we have more and more box stores. We want cheaper goods and prices. How do you think that happens? We are enjoying the “fat” of life. A life of gluttony. However, there is a disconnect. Those jobs are now overseas and the goods are shipped back for our consumption. How long can that go on? During this economic crisis it is time for us to look into the mirror. Do we want a sustainable economy? Do we want to leave a country for our children? Will we look to the future or destroy it with our greed. The banks did not cause this mess, we did. We are a greedy lot in North America. We consume without thinking for tomorrow. Our aboriginal peoples are right. We MUST LIVE IN BALANCE WITH NATURE. This is not a new age philosophy. It is life! it goes beyond religious ties. If we do not take care of Canada we will lose it.
a.k.a The G.T.A Patriot
Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future. The term was used by the Brundtland Commission which coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development as development that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Sustainable development ties together concern for the carrying capacity of natural systems with the social challenges facing humanity. As early as the 1970s “sustainability” was employed to describe an economy “in equilibrium with basic ecological support systems” (Stivers, 1976: 187). Ecologists have pointed to the “limits of growth” (Meadows, Meadows, Randers, & Behrens, 1971) and presented the alternative of a “steady state economy” (Daly, 1973, 1991) in order to address environmental concerns.
The field of sustainable development can be conceptually broken into three constituent parts: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and sociopolitical sustainability.
Posted in Canada, climate change, employment, GTA Issues, Ontario, The Economy, The United States of America, Toronto
Tagged Add new tag, banks, box stores, canada, economic sustainability, environmental sustainability, greed, jobs, Sustainable development, Toronto, Walmart
Canada is moving toward a far-reaching free trade agreement with the European Union that advocates say will end a long-standing dependency on the U.S. market.
While the specifics of the agreement haven’t been discussed, Canadian and European officials could begin negotiating as soon as October 17, just three days after Canada’s federal election.
Canada’s Trade Minister, Michael Fortier and his staff have been in talks with EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson and European government officials for the past two months. Recently a senior EU official involved said the talks aimed at starting “deep economic integration negotiations,” reported the Globe and Mail.
If the deal goes ahead, Canada would be the first developed country outside the EU to have the kind of access to those markets normally reserved for EU members.
“Its one of the best things we could do, the best thing we could do for our country,” said Jason Langrish, executive director of the Canada Europe Roundtable, a group working to promote Canada-Europe trade.
While critics of NAFTA, the free trade agreement Canada already has with the U.S., may denounce the agreement as only furthering the interests of large corporations, Langrish said that opposition will likely be less than there was to NAFTA.
“This is a very good way for us to offset our relationship with the U.S.”
Langrish said deeper integration with the EU would give Canadian exporters running into trouble with American protectionism another option. He said Canada often comes to the trade table with the U.S. with a weak hand because American officials know Canada has nowhere else to go.
He adds that we would be dealing with an economic block that has the same social and cultural values as Canada, such as state-funded healthcare.
Langrish also said it would give Canada a technological leg-up because we would get Europe’s green technology.
That could include tidal energy and wind technology, as well as public transport.
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Posted in Canada, Europe, GTA Politics, News, World
Tagged canada, EU, eu-canada free trade, European, European Union, free trade, jobs, meeting, nafta, News, october 17, offshoring, resources, secret, trade, United States, US
YRT - VIVA BRT Strike
I am listening to the news and it seems that the VIVA strike is back on for tomorrow morning @ 4AM. There has definately been a break down somewhere down the line. The news is on CFRB and 680News at the moment. The information below is from 680news. Make alternative plans now!
Note: This does not affect YRT buses, however there is no way that they can handle the load, so the contracted TTC buses and GO Transit may become good alternatives. I will try to post information about alternatives a bit later.
Update: You can arrange a lift through Carpool Zone or to call the YRT/Viva Customer Service Centre, at 1-866-668-3978. Extra customer service agents would-be available on the phone and at the main service centres.
Opinion: I am starting to wonder, is it is time for Metrolinx to take over ALL transit services in the G.T.A (the Greater Toronto Area) and make it an “essential service”? Or is this a rejection of ATU Local 113 and Bob Kinnear?
Posted in Emergencies, Public Transit, Toronto
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