CTV Dishes Out a Sixth Season of Hit Culinary Series MASTERCHEF CANADA

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CTV Dishes Out a Sixth Season of Hit Culinary Series MASTERCHEF CANADA

first_img Login/Register With: TORONTO, Aug. 8 – Following MASTERCHEF CANADA‘s youngest-ever winner, Beccy Stables, being crowned earlier this summer, CTV announced today Season 6 of its hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEFCANADA for the 2018/2019 broadcast season. Casting for passionate home cooks looking to follow their food dreams is now open at CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada, with production set to begin this fall in Toronto on a new 12-episode season from Proper Television.Canadians maintain a strong appetite for MASTERCHEF CANADA. A Top 15 program on Canadian television with all key demos this past spring, Season 5 of MASTERCHEF CANADA averaged 1.2 million total viewers weekly.“MASTERCHEF CANADA continues to serve up a savoury and distinctly Canadian viewing experience for fans across the country, making the series one of the most popular on television,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “We are proud of our continued collaboration with exceptionally talented production partners Proper Television and Endemol Shine Group, and look forward to the return of this beloved CTV franchise to the schedule with Season 6 set for a Midseason launch on CTV.” Advertisement Casting for Season 6 of MASTERCHEF CANADA is now open at CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada. Passionate and talented Canadian home cooks hungry for an opportunity to capture the life-changing title of Canada’s next MasterChef have until Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET to apply online. Further to online casting submissions, invitation-only auditions will be held across Canada this summer, so home cooks are encouraged to get their applications in soon. In addition, an in-person Open Casting Call will be held in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 30 – for more information, visit CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Mohawk man beats Canada Customs on illegal search case

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsA Mohawk man from Akwesasne has beaten charges he was facing from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) with a never-before-used defence.“It’s harassmen – they have no right to do this to people around here,” said Kanawakeron Jody Swamp.In 2017, Swamp, 53, was pulled over at customs in Cornwall Ont., just across the river from where he lives in Akwesasne.Swamp was in possession of about $300 worth of firecrackers.He was charged with three violations of the Customs Act, along with a single charge for transporting explosives, even though he was coming from the Ontario side of Akwesasne, Kawehno:ke island.“As soon as I saw this case, and read the legislation, I thought this doesn’t make sense and something needs to be done,” said Swamp’s lawyer Keith Gordon.What upset Gordon is that CBSA doesn’t appear to be following its own rules.So the Mohawk Ojibway lawyer set out to prove it.Gordon argued before an Ontario judge that in 2012, the CBSA told a senate committee travellers not suspected of coming from the U.S. “would be release [sic] right away.”This was in reference to Cornwall’s unique position as the only Canadian port of entry that has both local and international traffic.That’s because the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory falls on the borders of Quebec, Ontario and New York State.This means travellers coming from New York must cross through Kawehno:ke (also known as Cornwall island) in Akwesasne, before reaching the Canadian port of entry in Cornwall.Even Akwesasne residents coming from the New York side who live on the island must pass through customs in Cornwall before returning to the island.Mohawks who live on Kawehno:ke must pass through customs whenever they want to go into Cornwall, which they consider their unceded territory and where they need to do shopping and other errands.“Everybody on this island [Kawehno:ke] they must go through there at least twice a day, three times a day. People want to get groceries and stuff like that,” explained Swamp when asked what daily life is like on Akwesasne’s Ontario side.Akwesasne Mohawks make up about 70 per cent of traffic at the Cornwall customs, and during rush hours the wait can add quite a bit of time to the commute.Gordon says they are treated like criminals on their own unceded territory.“I’ve been asking myself, ‘Why isn’t it being challenged? Why is it being continued? Why am I hearing people of this community talk about discrimination, arbitrariness, harassment?’” he asked.Last week, an Ontario judge ruled because Swamp was travelling within Canada, he could not be searched without reasonable suspicion.“A weight was lifted off my shoulders, you know, having them come down on me, for no reason, and having me going through the court system for so long, it was just a big relief,” said Swamp.In an email to APTN News CBSA declined to be interviewed and said they are “reviewing the court decision and will assess next steps.”They have 30 days to appeal the decision.For now, Gordon and Swamp will savour a victory they hope will set a precedent.“The argument is, Canada, follow your own laws,” concluded Gordon.tfennario@aptn.ca@tfennariolast_img read more

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BAHAMAS Standards are a WinWin for All Sectors of Society

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 1, 2017 – Nassau – Secretary General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Mr. Sergio Mujica was in the country on Friday, October 27 for a one-day seminar sponsored by the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ).Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette delivered welcome remarks and said that the government welcomes the concept of standardization and is cognizant of its importance in meeting international compliance.“We must find ways to diversify our economy and we can only compete effectively if we have standards that are accepted worldwide,” said Minister Symonette.   “Currently, the Ministry of Financial Services is moving forward with World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to advance trade.”Also in attendance was Acting Minister of Labour, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson, who delivered brief remarks.  Keynote speaker, Mr. Sergio Mujica, expressed his appreciation of being in the Bahamas and embarked on discussing the important role that standards play in a country.  He told attendees that standards affect every facet of society.“Standards are everywhere and affect every aspect of our daily lives, “ said Mr. Mujica. “They are an essential component of the economic and social development of our communities.”Giving an overview of standards and their benefits to several tiers of a society, Mr. Mujica said that standards are beneficial to businesses, consumers, policy makers, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and industries including tourism and agriculture.   He said that benefits include an increase in customer satisfaction; access to new markets; high degree of acceptance of products and services; environmental sustainability; reduction in costs; and improvement in the quality of tourism and agriculture products.DCIM101GOPROThe International Organization for Standardization is an international standard setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.The organization was founded on 23 February 1947 and promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards.   It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and as of March 2017 works in 162 countries, covering approximately 97 percent of the world’s population.By: Betty Vedrine (BIS)Photo caption:  Secretary General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Sergio Mujica addressing one-day seminar sponsored by the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ), October 27, 2017.(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)last_img read more

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Viral Sonam Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor will burn your laptop screens with

first_imgTrust the Kapoor sisters to surprise you with their fashion statements and the divas never disappoint. Sonam Kapoor’s picture and Janhvi Kapoor’s latest Instagram pictures are living proof of that. The divas recently shared their best photos on Insta and as fans, we just can’t keep calm.Flaunting her curves and assets in this refreshing vintage style swimsuit, Sonam shared the picture and wrote, “Flashback to this summer I love vintage style swimsuits they really flatter my curves.. esp @normakamali.”Sonam Kapoor’s cousin sister and the latest girl-next-door of Bollywood, Janhvi Kapoor, too shared a bright picture of herself in a red dress. Reminding us a lot of her late mother, Sridevi, Janhvi looked absolutely flawless in the picture.On the personal front, Sonam Kapoor is happily married to beau Anand Ahuja and their Insta PDA shows us what happily ever afters are made of. Janhvi, on the other hand, is rumoured to be dating Ishan Khatter, while both have been constantly denying it.Talking about their long distance relationship, Sonam had said in an interview with Times Now, “I think the distance definitely makes the heart fonder. I miss him a lot and I think it’s important we both work. It’s important for our relationship, as partners. I hope one day we find work in the same country (laughs). I do tell him when I am doing something. Ya, I do take his opinion on…dates! Because obviously, I have to spend time with my husband. So, he and I coordinate on dates.”While Sonam Kapoor will be seen working with Dulquer Salmaan in the movie ‘The Zoya Factor’, Janhvi is busy shooting for the Gunjan Saxena biopic.last_img read more

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Tumse na ho payega tweets Congress after BJP denies PM Modis press

first_imgTwitter/BJPCongress took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday after reports emerged that the Bharatiya Janata Party had denied rumours of a press conference. It was earlier rumoured that PM Modi will hold a press conference at the Taj Ganges hotel in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday. “Tumse na ho payega,” Congress wrote on Twitter.According to reports, the PM would have addressed the media after filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi constituency on Friday. It could have been his first press conference since taking office in 2014. The Opposition leaders had earlier accused the PM of not facing the media’s questions and claimed that the previous interviews were rehearsed and not natural. The announcement came after an hour-long ‘non-political interview’ that the PM had with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar where he spoke about his personal life, likes and dislikes, and interestingly, his relationship with his counterparts. For example, PM Modi said that he has an amicable relationship with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.last_img read more

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SC refuses to stay states decision of Puja grant

first_imgKolkata: The Supreme Court refused to stay the decision of the Mamata Banerjee government to give a Rs 10,000 grant to Durga Puja organisers.The Bengal government had announced to give the grant to each of the 28,000 Puja committees in the state.Subsequently, a PIL was filed before the Calcutta High Court against the state government’s decision. The Calcutta High Court had disposed of the PIL on October 10, allowing the state government to give the grant to the Durga Puja committees. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe High Court had also decided not to interfere into the matter as the legislature is the right forum to take decision on expenditures of the government.Challenging the order, a petition was filed before the apex court. However, a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta refused to stay the state government’s decision to grant fund to the Durga Puja committees. The apex court has directed the state government to file a detailed affidavit explaining the matter, within six weeks. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that the state government has stated before the court that the decision to give Rs 10,000 to each of the Durga Puja committees has been taken for traffic safety campaigns during Puja.It may be recalled that the state government hadtaken all necessary steps todistribute cheques among the Puja committees, immed-iately after the High Court decided not to interfere into the matter.The cheques were distributed through local police stations in the evening, after the High Court gave its direction in this connection. The next day, the petition was filed before the Supreme Court and the appeal was heard on Friday, when the apex court refused to stay the decision of the Mamata Banerjee government.It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged all Durga Puja organisers to create awareness amongpeople when they visit the pandals.This comes at the time when the state government has taken several steps to check road accidents.The Chief Minister had introduced the statewide Safe Drive Save Life campaign and it has helped in bringing down the number of accidents in the state.Now, with the grant to Durga Puja organisers, more steps will be taken to create awareness among pandal-hoppers, which will ensure traffic safety with people becoming more aware of the same.The Durga Puja committees have also made a plan to utilise the grant properly so that the purpose is served.last_img read more

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Norton Internet Security 2008

first_img Brought to you by PCWorld Register Now » November 29, 2007 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read ProsSolid performerConsDoesn’t completely uninstall itselfPricing: Royaldiscount.com $51.94VioSoftware.com $57.99Royaldiscount.com $27.99Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 Symantec’s Norton Internet Security 2008 suite offers solid security protection and features, including the best behavior-based defense against unknown threats.Symantec’s Norton Internet Security 2008 security suite ($70 for up to three PCs) is easy to use and comes with a host of extra security features, such as a separate Security Inspector scan that warns about unsafe browser settings and other potential security holes. It was the only suite in our testing for “All-in-One Security Suites: Tried and Tested” that didn’t cry wolf by reporting at least one false positive.It detected an above-average 91 percent of AV-Test.org’s 674,589 malware samples. This results put the Norton suite close behind the Avira Premium Security Suite, BitDefender Internet Security 2008, Checkpoint ZoneAlarm Internet SecuritySuite 7.1, and Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 packages, each of which detected 95 percent or more of the malware samples. Nevertheless. a 4 percent difference in detection rates represents a difference of 26,983 undetected samples. Symantec’s suite produced the second-worst showing on AV-Test’s heuristic tests, catching only 10 percent of samples when required to use one-month-old signature files to detect unknown malware based on similarities to existing code.The Symantec suite did outperform the other programs at getting rid of infections. It cleaned up 80 percent of all files and Registry entries added by malware. In particular, Norton was a champ at fighting rootkits–malware designed to hide other malware. It detected every active and inactive rootkit sample, and successfully neutralized those infections. Symantec’s suite was one of only two programs (Checkpoint was the other) to detect and block unidentified malware based solely on the way it behaved, but even so it caught just one sample out of five.In our tests, on-demand (user-initiated) scans were more than 50 percent faster with Norton than with the next-fastest suite (Avira Premium), yielding an impressive data-analysis rate of 16.07 megabytes per second. And those on-demand scans look inside file archives, where crooks frequently hide malicious payloads. (On the other hand, Norton’s automatic scans, which check files as your system saves them to the hard drive, won’t check file archives unless you change the default settings).Symantec’s firewall is polished. It successfully blocked attempts from outside to scan a protected PC for information, and it did better than most competing suites at refraining from issuing unnecessary warnings about benign apps such as Firefox and Internet Explorer.In addition, Norton Internet Security displayed an apt warning when it detected an unencrypted wireless connection, and it incorporates various safe-browsing features. For example, its Norton Confidential toolbar, designed for Firefox and Internet Explorer, blocks phishing sites; and its Browser Defender checks for known vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 6 and 7. Though the suite’s Identity Safe feature protects sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, from inadvertently leaving your PC, you’ll must manually tell it what information to protect–a standard but laborious process. It has no antispam or parental controls, but those features are freely downloadable from Symantec’s site.The interface is well laid-out, and the software’s pop-up detection alerts are generally understandable, though they provide little information, such as where a threat was found. Its impressive log entries simplify the task of finding out what the program has been up to–but again they lack information about where a given threat was discovered.Our one major criticism of the suite is that when we uninstalled it, it left behind the separate LiveUpdate component. You have to know to go back and remove LiveUpdate as well.Norton Internet Security 2008 has a good design and an appealing feature set. It could be better at blocking malware, but it’s the best choice of the eight we looked at.– Erik Larkinlast_img read more

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