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Government of Canada launches $50-millioncomputer coding program for young Canadians

Posted on 20 June 2017 by admin

Program will prepare next generation with digital skills for future jobs

Ottawa – Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada

Young Canadians will get the skills they need for the well-paying jobs of the future as a result of a $50-million program that gives them the opportunity to learn computer coding and other digital skills.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development,today launched

CanCode, a new program that, over the next two years,will give 500,000 students from kindergarten to Grade 12 the opportunity to learn the in-demand skills that prepare them for future jobs.

The program aims to encourage more young women, indigenous Canadians and other under-represented groupsto pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. It will also equip 500 teachers across the country with the training and tools to teach digital skills and coding.

Virtually every job today relies on the ability of Canadian workers to solve problems using digital skills. The demand for such skills will only intensify as more businesses become software and data companies, whether they sell music online, or design self-driving cars. That’s why the government is investing in the skills that prepare young Canadians for the jobs of tomorrow.

This program is part of the Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year strategy to create well-paying jobs for the middle class and those working hard to join it.

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“The young Canadians whose creativity is fired up today could be the innovators of tomorrow. That’s why our government is investing in a program that will nurture their lifelong curiosity and passion for learning. Coding teaches young Canadians how to work as a team to solve difficult problems in creative ways. We especially need more women and other under-represented groups to learn the digital skills they need for the jobs of the future. Canada will only succeed if we use everybody’s talents to their full potential.”

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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IYDC REACHES OUT TO SENIORS TO STAY HEALTHY, DO YOGA

Posted on 20 June 2017 by admin

Hazel McCallion starts yoga in celebration of the Seniors’ month

International Yoga Day Canada’s precursor program felicitates Dr. Madan Bali

Toronto, June 13: Hazel McCallion, the popular former mayor of Mississauga, participated in a special session of yoga organised by the International Yoga Day Canada (IYDC) on Monday June 12 to commemorate Seniors’ month celebrated in Ontario in June. Dr. Madan Bali, a 93-year-old Yoga Master from Montreal, was felicitated at this special session called ‘Stay Healthy. Do Yoga’.

Speaking about the unique outreach program, Satish Thakkar, the Chair of Board of Directors of IYDC said, “Hazel McCallion commenced the practice of yoga underlining the adage ‘It’s never too late to start yoga’.

The seniors’ program served as a precursor to the celebration of the International Day of Yoga being organised at the International Centre, Mississauga, on Sunday, June 25, by the IYDC.

Thakkar said the program held at the Sringeri Temple, Etobicoke, also felicitated Dr. Madan Bali for his lifelong dedication to yoga. President of the Indo Canadian Seniors Foundation of Quebec, he has been a role model for the seniors because he has been practicing yoga for the last 50 years.

“I have a mission is to promote yoga to create optimal health, happiness, healing in everyday life,” stated Dr. Bali whose happiness programs and teachers training certification have created a new breed of yoga teachers, radically transforming lives. His goal is to bring yoga under health care to reduce the pressure on public expenditure on health and help the economy.

Honourable Dipika Damerla, Ontario’s Minister for Seniors Affairs, said, “The Ontario Minister of Seniors Affairs collaborated with the IYDC to raise awareness about yoga’s benefits.” This year marked the 33rd annual Seniors’ Month. This year the theme is ‘Living Your Best Life.’

Mr. Dinesh Bhatia, the Consul General of India in Toronto, Honorary Chief Patron and the Chair of the Advisory Board of IYDC, said the purpose of the seniors’ program was to create awareness among the seniors of the benefits of yoga. “Yoga is the best and most risk-free fitness option for seniors,” he said.

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It’s Market Time

Posted on 20 June 2017 by admin

BRAMPTON, ON: This Saturday, June 17 is the much anticipated opening of the Downtown Brampton Farmers’ Market. From 7 am to 1 pm, come down and visit your favourite farmers, discover new foods and explore specialty vendors. Do some shopping, catch up with your community and be sure to visit local downtown businesses, many of whom will open early to welcome you into their shops.

The downtown market will start at 7 am and opening day events will feature a kids’ craft station beginning at 10 am on Main Street North. Be sure to catch the live cooking demonstration in Garden Square at 11 am with celebrity chef Jason Rosso of J.Red & Co.

The Mount Pleasant Village Market will kick off its season on Thursday, June 22 from 5 pm to 9 pm. The new look and feel of the market will entice all to drop by and see what’s new with local farmers, prepared foods and artisan vendors. Merchandise as unique as the community including; ostrich sliders, fresh smoothies, moccasins and more will be available for purchase.

Over the course of the summer both markets will feature an array of fresh-picked, seasonal produce, organic products, meats, cheeses, eggs, baked goods and more.

Downtown Brampton Farmers’ Market details:

•          Saturdays, rain or shine, 7 am to 1 pm, until Thanksgiving weekend – October 7, 2017.

•          The market will not operate in the event of severe weather.

•          Main Street will be closed every Saturday from Theatre Lane to Wellington Street from 5:45 am to 1:30 pm.

•          Free public parking is available at the five municipal parking garages in the downtown core: City Hall, West Tower, John Street, Nelson Square and Market Square.

•          Washrooms will be open at City Hall and the Rose Theatre.

•          Service Brampton, located in City Hall, will have extended hours of 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays for the duration of the market season.

Mount Pleasant Village Market details:

•          Thursdays, rain or shine, 5 to 9 pm until October 5.

•          The market will not operate in the event of severe weather.

100 Commuter Drive, Brampton, in Mount Pleasant Village Square.

•          Parking for the market is available in the Mount Pleasant Village School parking lot for the summer season. There is additional street parking available for a maximum of three hours.

•          Washroom facilities can be found at the Mount Pleasant Village Library and Community Centre.

For more information on the Farmers’ Markets visit www.brampton.ca

 

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Mumbai Police and Ajay Devgn join hands to combat serious crimes

Posted on 20 June 2017 by admin

Ever since the time Ajay Devgn played the no-nonsense Maharashtra Police in Singham, he became a role model for many. The impact of his role was so tremendous, that the Mumbai Police made him the brand ambassador for their ‘Jagrut Mumbaikar’ campaign, which took place a few years ago.

This time round, the Mumbai Police and Ajay ‘Singham’ Devgn join hands yet again. This time round, it was for an awareness programme targeting serious crime. Recently, Ajay Devgn launched a video from the Police Commissioner’s office in which he urged the citizens about safe banking. This was first in a series of the various videos which will be rolled out for the public service campaigns in order to spread awareness on tackling the rampant issue of fraudulent bank callers.

Speaking about the initiative, Ajay Devgn said, “I have been tracking Mumbai Police’s digital campaigns on Twitter. And, needless to say, I too, am amongst the millions who has been extremely impressed by it. I am humbled and honoured to extend my support to Mumbai Police to combat law and order issues of my city and country.

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WOW! Preity Zinta to launch her makeup line soon

Posted on 20 June 2017 by admin

After venturing into cricket and owning an IPL team, Preity Zinta is all set for another interesting project. The actress has revealed she is coming up with her own make-up line.

During a Twitter chat on Friday, June 16, a fan asked her which book adaptation would she like to see herself in or like to see on screen generally. To this, Preity replied, “Right now I have my movie Bhaiyyaji Superhitt coming soon, a Women’s Safety Project and a make-up line coming out so my hands are full.”

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Saif Ali Khan is apprehensive of daughter Sara Ali Khan’s career in Bollywood

Posted on 20 June 2017 by admin

Just a week ago, filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor confirmed that Saif Ali Khan– Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan will be making her grand Bollywood debut opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in his next directorial, Kedarnath. The two had last week gone for Kedarnath darshan.

Even before her debut, it seems like Saif Ali Khan has some serious concerns about her career in the film industry. Speaking to a leading tabloid, a concerned dad Saif Ali Khan said that he is little nervous about his daughter’s upcoming debut. He said that fear was the something everyone in the industry has always faces as acting profession has never been a stable profession. He said that he wonders why his daughter would choose something like this after having studied abroad where she could have chosen a better work and lived in New York. He clarified that he doesn’t look down on the acting career but he knows it isn’t a stable relationship. He said that everyone who works in the industry lives in constant fear as there is no guarantee whether one will succeed in the industry even after giving their best.

Saif Ali Khan further added that this is not the life any parent would want it for their children. When asked about whether he was involved in Sara’s decision to choose her first film, he informed that he wasn’t. He, then, added that Sara could anytime come and talk to him about anything regarding films just like they talk about everything else.

Abhishek Kapoor’s film Kedarnath is slated to go on floors by the end of this year.

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Tiger Shroff opens his mixed martial arts school

Posted on 20 June 2017 by admin

 Tiger Shroff, who has always impressed us with his match-beyond dance moves. The actor earlier told Mirrior about his plans of starting a dance and martial arts school for kids. He shared, “It’s great to see kids showing more interest in outdoor activities than in staying home after watching me. They are the future of our country and I want to make a difference if I can with this school,”

Now if the buzz has to be believed, Tiger along with entrepreneur turned film producer Imtiaz Khatri are planning to come up with mixed martial arts training studios across the country with the first one in Bandra, Mumbai.

In his latest conversation with Mirror, Tiger confirmed the news saying, “I’m happy to associate with Imtiaz on a project which is close to both our hearts. I am and will always be a student of mixed martial arts which is the fastest growing sport globally. Since my first movie, Heropanti, I’ve wanted to give something back to young people who have showered me with so much love and there’s no better way to do that than give them a safe place to learn this amazing sport and channelise their energy in a disciplined way.”

Imtiaz also shared, “We are aiming to start operations within three months. The plan is to set up 12 studios over two years. Tiger, a mixed martial arts exponent himself, is actively participating in the planning and execution.”

This has surely come out as great news for all Tiger fans who wanted to take some lessons from the star himself.

 

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Daisy Shah joins cast of Remo D’Souza’s next starring Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez

Posted on 16 June 2017 by admin

Just last week we had reported that after roping in Salman Khan to star in his next venture choreographer turned director Remo D’Souza had also roped in the actor’s Kick co-star Jacqueline Fernandez to feature in the film as well.

Now we hear that Remo has added yet another cast member to his untitled venture, with Salman Khan’s Jai Ho co-star Daisy Shah set to join the cast. As for the film itself, the yet to be titled film will be produced by Salman Khan Films and will see the actor playing father to a thirteen year old girl. Further it is also learnt that though the film isn’t the third instalment in the ABCD – Any Body Can Dance franchise, it will be a dance drama and will see Salman Khan playing a professional dancer.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan will now only do one film in a year

Posted on 16 June 2017 by admin

Kareena Kapoor Khan is making her Bollywood comeback post her pregnancy with Veere Di Wedding and we can barely contain our excitement for the same. Bebo, who is now also busy with her personal life looking after baby Taimur Ali Khan, is trying to maintain a proper balance between her professional and personal life.

If the buzz is to believed, the actress has now decided to do only one film a year and will now become pickier with the scripts that come her way.

A source told a leading daily, “Kareena is a very hands-on mom and she loves being with Taimur. She has decided to only pick great stories and wants to make sure that despite doing her films, she gets enough time to spend with Taimur. So as of now, Bebo might do just one film every year.”

Ah, we will surely miss seeing more of Bebo in coming times then.

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OMG! Katrina Kaif reacts to Fatima Sana Sheikh getting trolled on social media

Posted on 16 June 2017 by admin

With celebrities taking to social networking sites to keep in touch with their fans and followers, we have seen the rise of yet another segment of netizens, the social trolls. In fact, most celebrities have at some point in their online life faced criticism coming in from trolls who have not just the audacity but also the belief that they have the right to do so. Well the latest victim of the same was the Dangal actress Fatima Sana Sheikh who was trolled on social media after she posted an image of herself in a swimsuit.

While the trolls decided to attack Fatima citing her religion and the fact that the holy month of Ramzan is on, they admonished her on posting such images. Not stopping there some went to the extent of shaming the actress for her post. Though, Fatima hasn’t responded on the same yet, Katrina Kaif who was recently at the launch event of the latest track from Jagga Jasoos had a few words to say on the matter.

When quizzed on how one should react to such trolls Katrina said, “Honestly, my take on social media is that you should take the positivity, accept people’s opinions and just avoid the criticism, avoid the negativity. That is the simplest way I go about it, and that’s what you need to do.” Not ending there, Katrina Kaif went onto talk about the reason why she and so many others are active on social media saying, “You are on social media for the interaction you have with your well-wishers and your supporters, and sometimes you get good feedback and good information. And that’s what I think you should pay attention to.”

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