Month: October 2016

Brampton retains Triple ‘A’ credit rating and a ‘Stable’ outlook

BRAMPTON, ON: Standard & Poor’s (S&P) today affirmed the City of Brampton’s Triple A rating. Along with the credit rating, S&P has issued a ‘Stable’ outlook for the City of Brampton. Triple ‘A” is the highest credit rating a municipality can receive and according to Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the rating reflects the City’s solid economic fundamentals.

According to S&P, the rating is due to a number of factors including:

Budgetary performance: Brampton has demonstrated strong financial management. It has a robust set of financial policies and annual financial statements are audited and qualified.

Exceptional liquidity: Brampton’s strong operating balances point to a robust cash flow capability. Continue reading

Happy Diwali

Ontario Liberal Caucus led by Premier Kathleen Wynne in partnership with
Consulate General of India, Toronto and Panorama India hosted a Diwali
reception on October 26, 2016 at Woodbine Banquet Hall, Etobicoke.

Consul General conveyed his heartiest greetings on the occasion of Diwali to
the entire Indian and Indo-Canadian community. He also said that it was his
and his family’s first Diwali in Toronto. Premier Wynne also conveyed Diwali
greetings to everyone. She also recalled with great fondness her visit to
India earlier in 2016.

Broadway’s Forever Tango to Enchant Markham

 International touring Tango production takes the stage for one night only Friday, October 28th at the Flato Markham Theatre MARKHAM

 Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango debuts at the Flato Markham Theatre on Friday, October 28 at 8PM. Forever Tango features 14 world-class tango dancers, including Dancing with Stars pros Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, one vocalist, and an onstage orchestra that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina.

Forever Tango premiered on Broadway in 1998 and was nominated for the Tony Award for “Best Choreography.” Due to the popularity of the show, Forever Tango ran for 14 months, well past their expected 8-week engagement. Luis Bravo’s masterpiece has since been brought back to Broadway three times, making it one of the longest running tango shows of all time. With Forever Tango, Bravo hopes to convey “the sultry, wailing, magnetic music of the immigrant, coexisting in the same skin with the pain and loneliness of being forced to leave the misery of Europe in the early 1900s.”

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VANCOUVER, BC –   Thunderbird Entertainment is proud to announce a new partnership with Skybound North, a division of Skybound Entertainment. The agreement between the companies gives Thunderbird an exclusive first-look at all animated and non-animated properties being developed for television by Skybound North in Canada.Earlier this month it was announced that Los Angeles-based multimedia entertainment company Skybound Entertainment, led by Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, and managing partner Jon Goldman, have expanded their operations with the launch of Skybound North in Canada. The team behind such notable projects as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Outcast have appointed former LucasFilm Animation executive Catherine Winder to lead the team. The Canadian operation, based in Vancouver, is a full-service production entity focusing on the development and production of content with top Canadian talent. Continue reading “THUNDERBIRD INKS FIRST-LOOK DEAL WITH SKYBOUND NORTH”

Three Halloween Duct Tape Projects Your Kids Will Love!

–By Richela Fabian Morgan

Project #1: Spider Web Door Sign

Materials: black, orange, and gold duct tape, oversized sheet of paper (ideally 18″ x 24″), parchment paper.

Tools: pencil, ruler, scissors, white grease pencil

1. Fold the oversized sheet of paper in half lengthwise, then fold in half crosswise. From the folded corner, draw a diagonal line to the opposite corner. You should now have two triangles. From the same corner, draw two more diagonal lines, dividing each triangle in half.

2. Starting at the bottom left corner, draw slightly U shaped line upward, connecting to the left end of the diagonal line above it. From this point, draw another U shaped line to the next diagonal line, and repeat until you reach the top right corner of the folded paper.

3. Starting approximately 2″ inward from the bottom left corner, repeat step #2.

4. Starting approximately 4″ inward from the bottom left corner, repeat step #2. You should now have 1/4 of a spider web pattern.

5. Carefully cut out the top two lines of the web pattern, cutting each drawn line approximately 1/4″ thick. Leave the middle part intact. Unfold the paper. This is the web template. Set aside.

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The 2016 La Costa Film Festival announces Filmmaker Awards for the 4th edition of the film festival

Audiences choose Nathan Apffel’s THE LONGEST JOURNEY  as both Best of the Festival and Best Documentary Feature Film
Bo Brinkman’s LAST MAN CLUB is Best Narrative Feature  (Domestic) and Olivier Ringer’s BIRDS OF PASSAGE is Best Narrative Feature (Foreign)
Chris Noth was honored on Friday evening with LCFF’s Shining Star Award

Chris 2 Nathan

Photos (Left to Right): Chris Noth, Nathan Apffel & Sharon Shaffer (Photos by Lisa Dirkmaat)

 Carlsbad, CA (October 18, 2016) – The 4th Annual La Costa Film Festival announced their filmmaker awards on Saturday, October 15 at the renowned Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. Nathan Apffel’s THE LONGEST JOURNEY was the big winner of the evening, taking home the Audience Awards for both Best Documentary Feature Film, as well as Best of the Festival. Bo Brinkman’s LAST MAN CLUB was chosen by La Costa FF audiences as Best Narrative Feature Film (Domestic), and Olivier Ringer’s BIRDS OF PASSAGE received the Audience nod as Best Narrative Feature (Foreign). The Closing Night Star Awards Gala presentations were preceded by the featured screening of Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson’s CLAIRE IN MOTION, with star Betsy Brandt in attendance. Continue reading “The 2016 La Costa Film Festival announces Filmmaker Awards for the 4th edition of the film festival”

Wanted ! Kahaani 2’s Durga Rani Singh!

The team of Kahaani is back with Kahaani 2 – Durga Rani Singh !

Director Sujoy Ghosh reunites with powerhouse performer Vidya Balan, yet again for the second installment of the Kahaani franchise, also starring Arjun Rampal .

Essaying the role of the 36 year old , Durga Rani Singh, Vidya Balan is wanted for kidnapping and murder in this suspense thriller .

Produced by Kushal Kantilal Gada, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada , Aksshay Jayantilal Gada and Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani 2 – Durga Rani Singh , directed by Sujoy Ghosh and presented by Jayantilal Gada will be released by Eros international in the overseas markets on 2nd December 2016.