Tuesday, August 9, 2016

London (Canada) Police Cars-Decals in 5 Languages

Decals of the word "police" in "one of 5 languages" have been put onto police cars in London, Ontario, Canada since 2009. 

Every time people see those police cars, they are reminded of the growing numbers of citizens whose first language is neither English nor French - the 2 official languages. 

The city says it is intended to be welcoming, reassuring, inclusive, supportive of "diversity" and "multi-culturalism".

I have NOT yet come across ANY articles explaining whatever happened in 2009 that led to London doing this.
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London (Canada) website
http://immigration.london.ca/About-Us/Pages/default.aspx
"London is Ontario’s sixth largest city, with a population of 381,000."
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I was skeptical that reports were true until I followed a link to the London Police website. 
I thought maybe someone was just having fun with Photoshop to create controversy.


Police Languages on Our Cruisers
London Police webpage
http://www.londonpolice.ca/en/about/police-languages-on-our-cruisers.aspx
QUOTE:
In 2009, we began putting the word "Police" on our cruisers in one of five different languages to include more members of the community. Using Statistics Canada at the time, we added some of the most commonly used languages in the City, being:
Vietnamese: Cảnh sát
Chinese:       警察
Arabic:         الشرطة
Persian:        پلیس
Polish:          Policja
French:        Police
We are hoping to include another commonly used language, Spanish, in the near future.
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Canada has had immigrants from most of the world's cultures/countries.
We are all Canadian citizens.

I did NOT see ANY articles/comments re the reaction of other immigrant groups to London giving special recognition to any culture in this manner.  

I have NEVER heard of ANY Canadian community that found it necessary to put "German", Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Hungarian, Russian or "Irish/Gaelic" etc. on its police cars.

In place since 2009, the issue of the cruisers has flared this week after someone in Quebec shared a Facebook picture of a London cruiser
The London Free Press
by Jennifer O'Brien 
2 June 2016 6:59:53 EDT PM

http://www.lfpress.com/2016/06/02/in-place-since-2009-the-issue-of-the-cruisers-has-flared-this-week-after-someone-in-quebec-shared-a-facebook-picture-of-a-london-cruiser/
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Some people view this as a deliberate "in your face" message to the English/French citizens that specific immigrant groups are growing in number and gaining power/status.

I do NOT think it is helpful to dismiss people who say that adding the languages to police cars is silly, unnecessary - even offensive - as being "racist" or "zenophobic".

London police battle growing war on words
Our London
by Whitney South
2 June 2016
http://www.ourlondon.ca/news-story/6704078-london-police-battle-growing-war-on-words/
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CULTURAL DIVERSITY
London police diversity officer Sgt. Marcel Marcellin isn't your average cop
Stratford Beacon Herald
by Scott Taylor
23 September 2012 5:54:44 EDT PM

http://www.lfpress.com/2012/09/23/london-police-diversity-officer-sgt-marcel-marcellin-isnt-your-average-cop
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Top 10 Non-official Languages Spoken, 2011
City of London

http://immigration.london.ca/About-Us/Immigrant-Statistics/Pages/top-10-languages.aspx

Monday, July 18, 2016

Wide Path Camper easily towed behind bikes

The Wide Path Camper, invented by the Dane Mads Johansen is a clever design that is easily towed behind bikes.


The following website has video & pics of this camper.


http://www.widepathcamper.com/wide-path-camper.html
QUOTE:
The back of the camper folds over the front, to get it ready for transport.

At arrival, it only takes 3 minutes to get the camper placed, due to the height adjustable support legs and simple folding mechanism.
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Below is a video where you can select captions in English
Bike Camper - Wide Path Camper in Galileo show
from Mads Johansen 10 months ago in Utah USA

https://vimeo.com/139679858

Monday, July 4, 2016

Live Broadcast-4th July Celebrations-Washington, DC-PBS

I am watching the 4th July Celebrations in Washington, DC on PBS on my TV.

It is a great show with many wonderful performances !


Tom Bergeron is Master of Ceremonies. Throughout his career, I have always liked him !

I am looking forward to the fireworks by Pyro Shows Inc.


People can also watch the PBS Live Broadcast at the following link:
http://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/watch-2016-show/


PBS Admits Using Old Fireworks Footage in Fourth of July Broadcast
New York Times
by Daniel Victor
July 5, 2016


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/business/media/oh-say-are-those-fireworks-over-dc-visions-from-the-past-yes-pbs-says.html
QUOTE:
“Because this year’s fireworks were difficult to see due to the weather, we made the decision to intercut fireworks footage from previous A Capitol Fourth concerts for the best possible television viewing experience,” the show’s organizers said Tuesday in a statement. “We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.”
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I also watched Macy’s July 4th Fireworks in New York city on NBC TV.
This was live streamed on the following link:

http://www.nbc.com/macys-4th-of-july-fireworks-spectacular?nbc=1

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cartoon-British Dragon breathing fire at EU !

I really like today's Editorial Cartoon by deAdder showing British dragon breathing fire at EU in the Chronicle Herald newspaper in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada !


http://thechronicleherald.ca/editorial-cartoon/2016-06-28-editorial-cartoon


Regardless of whatever difficulties the future will hold - I support Brexit.


British Commonwealth including North America can be an effective trading block.


No need to be bullied by EU and Angela Merkel.


Brussels and Angela Merkel are responsible for destroying the dream of EU.


The EU must change.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Doc Film-"Angry Inuk"-Sealing is Important to Inuit


The doc film, Angry Inuk, 85 minutes. Rating: NNNN is currently being shown in Toronto, Canada.
May 2, 7 pm,    TIFF 2
May 4, 1 pm      Isabel Bader;
May 7, 6:45 pm TIFF 1


Sealing is very important to Inuit for food, clothing & trade.
I look forward to seeing this film after it has been viewed at major film festivals in Europe and USA.

Angry Inuk director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril hopes to change minds on seal ban
'Something had to be said ... about how unfairly we've been treated by anti-sealers'
CBC News
Posted: May 04, 2016 5:51 AM CT
Last Updated: May 04, 2016 8:54 AM CT

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/q-and-a-alethea-arnaquq-baril-angry-inuk-1.3564994

QUOTE:
An Iqaluit filmmaker's documentary that looks at Inuit and the sealing industry is being screened at the HotDocs film festival this week in Toronto.

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril spent eight years on her film Angry Inuk, inspired in part by Aaju Peter's work to bring the voice of Inuit to the debate over seal product bans in Europe.
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QUOTE:
Who is the angry Inuk?

Also, in the past, qallunaat [white] filmmakers for a very long time now, a hundred years, have portrayed Inuit as very happy little simple people, sometimes in a condescending way. So the title is kind of poking fun at that stereotype of us and I think part of that stereotype exists because of the way we express anger. I called it Angry Inuk for that reason, because the anti-sealers have been so wrong and treated us so wrongly and I want the world to understand that just because Inuit aren't screaming and yelling and fighting back and throwing bombs and protesting in the streets, it doesn't mean that we're not upset about how we've been treated.
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QUOTE:
What is the message that you hope comes out of your documentary?


I want the world to know that sealing is extremely important to us as a people for food and for sealskins; that there are thousands of Inuit in Canada and Greenland that sell sealskins and are part of the commercial sealskin market, because the world tends to think of us a people who just hunt for food, and of course many, many Inuit only hunt for food, but there are also thousands of Inuit who sell sealskins.

I didn't realize before I started this film how many Inuit there are who sell sealskins. There's lots! Lots! So we're commercial sealers, too. Just because we hunt seals one or two at a time doesn't mean that the cash from those sealskins isn't important. Many of us who get seal meat for free from hunters who share it so generously, many of us don't realize that those same hunters are selling the sealskins from that seal so they can buy more gas and bullets to go hunting.
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QUOTE:
When will you be showing Angry Inuk to the general public?
It's really important to me to show it at home, I can't wait to do that but I want to ask my fellow Inuit to be patient, because I'm hoping this film will change the minds of millions of people across the world and in order to do that they have to see it in Europe and the United States and the south of Canada. The major film festivals, they prefer to only show films that haven't been seen anywhere else before. They want to be the first place it's been seen in Canada, and the first place it's been seen in Europe. They like to have those big premieres. And in order to reach as many people as I can and change as many minds as I can, I want to get to the big major festivals.

I hope people will be patient. It will be probably be fall or winter before I can show it at home.
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Angry Inuk
NOW Toronto

by Susan G. Cole
Posted: 29 April 2016 5:12 PM

https://nowtoronto.com/movies/hot-docs-2016/angry-inuk/

QUOTE:
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril is an Inuit furious at animal lovers opposed to the seal trade.

This doc makes it easy to understand why. The director takes her crew to her home village of Kimmirut, where hunting seals has been essential for survival. The Inuit eat the meat, often communally, wear the fur that’s essential for their protection and are economically dependent on the commercial seal trade.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Video-Little boy driving small boat built by his dad

This video is adorable of a little boy driving a small boat that his dad, Mart Whyte, built for his children in Australia.

The boy has a life-jacket on and 2 adult men are in the water keeping an eye on the child.

Briefly at the end, you see a little girl driving this boat.

https://www.facebook.com/mart.whyte/videos/10153378202060672/

QUOTE:
Thought I'd share another clip of the mini ski boat I built for my kids.

To answer the 10000 emails/msgs I get everyday about it,
No, I didn't buy it anywhere.
100% built from scratch in the back shed here in Australia.
all aluminium.
powered by a 26cc 2 stroke engine.
No, I don't have any plans for sale or parts
(most common question I keep getting)
It was built for my kids as a replica of my father-in-law's Lewis boomerang ski boat (as seen in the last part of this clip)
thanks
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Lewis Boats - The Australian Ski Boat Company
http://www.lewisboats.com.au/boat_specs_23.html
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Of course, here in Canada, a parent would have to watch out for the Transport Canada authorities who look after the Pleasure Craft Operator rules. 

Chances are that some killjoy would report the parents if children played in a very public place.

However, Canada is a very big country with lots of lakes & ponds with privacy.
Good neighbours, friends & relatives would warn parents if authorities or busy-bodies were approaching the area.  So easy to do with cellphones nowadays.
Personally, I would consider the risk of a rare fine of $250 trivial and no deterrent at all.
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Pleasure Craft Operator Card
https://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/marinesafety/TP-511e.pdf

QUOTE:           (bolding & red colour was done by me)
everyone who operates a motorized pleasure craft must carry proof of competency on board.
This includes all types of motorized boats, no matter their size or horsepower of the engine (this includes small boats with electric motors.)
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Pleasure Craft Operator Card
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasure_Craft_Operator_Card

QUOTE:           (bolding & red colour was done by me)
The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations which fall within the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 require operators of pleasure craft in Canada, fitted with a motor and used for recreational purposes, to have proof of competency on board with them at all times. The regulation applies to sailboats that are fitted with auxiliary motors and to personal watercraft, not just to motorboats. A fine ($250, in the form of a ticket) can be levied by a law enforcement officer upon an operator who fails to show proof of competency (as prescribed within the federal Contraventions Regulations / Contraventions Act).

Since September 15, 2009, all persons operating a pleasure craft that is fitted with a motor require proof of operator competency, regardless of that person's age, the size of the pleasure craft, or the size of the motor.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Support Honey Bees-Free Veseys Wildflower Seeds from General Mills Canada

Canadians can get free Veseys wildflower seed packs from General Mills Canada to help honey bees survive.

Honey Nut Cheerios Bee Is Missing From The Box For A Very Good Reason
The Huffington Post Canada
by Jesse Ferreras  
Posted:     03/15/2016 9:57 pm EDT
Updated:  03/16/2016 6:59 pm EDT
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/15/honey-nut-cheerios-bee-missing_n_9473778.html


QUOTE:
General Mills Canada has removed Buzz, its iconic mascot, from the front of Canadian boxes in an effort to raise awareness of disappearing bee colonies around the world as part of its #BringBackTheBees campaign.

Its aim is to give away as many wildflower seeds as there are Canadian residents.
"This is the first time in the brand's history that we've taken 'Buzz' off the box," General Mills Canada director of marketing Emma Eriksson told AdWeek.

"With ongoing losses in bee populations being reported across Canada, we wanted to leverage our packaging to draw attention to this important cause and issue a call to action to Canadians to help plant 35 million wildflowers—one for every person in Canada."
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Below is link to online form to receive free Wildflower seeds & enter contest

Get your seeds and enter contest !
Enter for a chance to WIN 1 of 5 $5000 wildflower garden makeovers
and get free seeds from our partner Veseys.
https://www.bringbackthebees.ca/Contest/Index
#BringBackTheBees


Below is link to Vesey's webpage re wildflowers where you will find links to info re growing wildflowers
Bee Feed Mix Wildflowers - Annuals & Perennials


Below is a link to a CBC article re the free Veseys wildflower seed packs from General Mills Canada


Honey Nut Cheerios teams with P.E.I company to bring back Buzz
Everyone who enters the online contest receives a package of 500 wildflower seeds
CBC News

by Lindsay Carroll
Posted:              Mar 17, 2016 7:00 AM AT
Last Updated:   Mar 17, 2016 3:09 PM AT

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-vesey-seeds-honey-nut-cheerios-1.3494422




https://veseys.com/ca/en/store/customseed
QUOTE:
For several years, Veseys has been producing personalized seed packages for a wide range of individuals and organizations.
From wedding favours to corporate advertising, we can supply you with a custom package to fit your needs.
On orders over 5,000 we'll even print a unique custom full colour package!
You can have a personalized message on any one of our special selection of varieties available for custom packaging.
Please note that we require a minimum order of 100 packages.
Your cost (2016) is as follows:
•2500 packages or less:     85 cents per package
•2501 to 4999 packages:   65 cents per package
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Now-Watch Total Solar Eclipse Live on Internet

Right now I am watching today's total solar eclipse live on the Internet at the following website.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/watch-this-weeks-total-solar-eclipse-from-anywhere/64612/

While you read interesting info, scroll down to watch the Slooh Feed of Total Solar Eclipse.
This is embedded by the Slooh Community Observatory.
It has very interesting, enthusiastic commentary as you watch with conversations with various guests.

QUOTE:
Many astronomers and eclipse enthusiasts are making the trip to Indonesia to capture the event, and the folks with the Slooh Community Observatory will be broadcasting the view from Indonesia out over their livefeed.

Their 3-hour broadcast will cover the entire eclipse, from when the Moon first starts to cover the Sun, through totality, and until the Moon completely leaves the solar disk behind.
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You can also watch live on Slooh's own wonderful website.
While you are on the website, have a look at their upcoming live events.
Slooh - Space for Everyone
https://live.slooh.com/stadium/live/slooh-live

Slooh twitter:  @Slooh
https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%40Slooh
#solareclipse


In Canada, the times to watch the video tonight, Tuesday 8 March 2016 are:
• Newfoundland:                                                                7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Labrador:                 7      p.m. to 10      p.m.
• Quebec, Ontario, eastern Nunavut:                                 6     p.m. to   9      p.m.
• Manitoba, Saskatchewan, central Nunavut:                    5     p.m. to   8      p.m.
• Alberta, northwestern Nunavut, Northwest Territories:   4     p.m. to   7      p.m.
• British Columbia, Yukon:                                                 3     p.m. to   6      p.m.

QUOTE:
the eclipse itself makes a smooth transition across the planet from west to east, starting in Indonesia and ending north of Hawaii. Simply based on the way we organize our time zones and calendar, and the 12-hour difference between the different sides of the International Date Line (IDL), though, it will actually be seen first on March 9 for those locations west of the IDL, and then end on March 8 for those east of it.
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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Video-Children on Snow Slide from Deck of House

I thought you'd enjoy this video of children playing on a snow slide made in their yard.
It looks like great fun !
 
It's clever turning deck into the top of slide by removing a few feet of the railing and bracing a large board covered in thick snow to make a slide.
It is especially nice how the track curves safely around so there is no danger of the children going into the street.
I agree with the comment a person made that it looks like a miniature blob sled track.

Title: Snow Slide InSanity
Best Snow Day Idea EVER!!!
Site says to "Like and Share if you agree!"
posted by StormTracker 13
24 January 2014

https://www.facebook.com/wowkstormtracker13/videos/791674724180896/

P.S. I know it is not a new video - however, today is first time that I saw it.   I thought it might be new to you as well.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2015 - Rowing Race

I am enjoying following the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2015 - Rowing Race which started 20 December 2015.

"teams will row more than 3000 nautical miles across the world’s second largest ocean, the Atlantic. Rowers will head west from San Sebastian in La Gomera to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua."

Map showing progress of the boats is updated every 4 hours.
https://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com/race-tracker/


There are 26 teams and 62 participants - male & female - of various ages.
"teams vary in size from teams of 4 to solo rowers and include people from all over the world"
At the following webpage, you will see pics of each of the teams & solo rowers.
You can click on any pic to see more info re the participants.
https://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com/the-teams/


https://twitter.com/ACampaigns/with_replies

https://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com/latest-news/

https://www.facebook.com/atlantic.campaigns.rowing

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Create Beautiful Coloured Frozen Globes using Balloons, Food Colouring & Water

There are a variety of  pics showing beautiful coloured frozen globes in the snow on the Internet.
Some people make these balls during winter by using food colouring in water-filled balloons that are set outside to freeze in the snow. 

I have attached a copy of the photo that I liked the best of all that I have seen so far !
I do NOT know who owns the copyright on this photo.
I have seen it in various places on the Internet.
If you own it, or know who owns the copyright, please contact me.
Depending on your wishes, I will either give you credit, link to your site, or just remove it from this post.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/97/ea/31/97ea3197b0aada52072514f90e1696db.jpg
 
 It's important to put them on the snow covering a grassy area so the food colouring doesn't stain anything as the globes melt.
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                                    ILLUMINATED  GLOBES

Some people buy cheap LED lights at dollar stores and put these (in plastic bags) under the globes.  The illuminated globes look wonderful on the internet !
Some people lightup a pathway with them.

A woman named Debbie has a lovely photo of illuminated clear globes and an interesting description with step-by-step photos on her website and enthusiastic comments from her readers.

http://onelittleproject.com/ice-luminaries/
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The video below shows a woman making such globes for her first time.
She was successful !
She said she wished she had bought lighter coloured balloons so she could see the food colour as she rubbed the balloon to coat the inside before adding the water.  She used dark blue balloons.

Her video - "Frozen Orbs" Frozen Water Balloons With Food Coloring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN90SxxMAxg
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                                IMPORTANT  WARNING

Some people have had the balloons break in their kitchen, or maybe lost their grip on the neck of the balloon while tying it and ended up with coloured water sprayed all over their kitchen cupboards, counter top and floor making a big mess.

Some people got food colouring on their clothes and stained fingers.

It might be a good idea to blowup a balloon first to a larger size than you intend to fill it with the food colouring & water and then let the air out gradually so you know your balloon can stretch without breaking.  Water expands when it freezes.

Water weighs quite a lot so it is probably a good idea to support the bottom of the balloon with one hand while holding the neck of the balloon tightly onto the faucet with the other hand.
Then when you are tying the knot, maybe rest the balloon on the bottom of the sink.

The video shows the woman putting the filled balloons into a bowl to carry outside.

You might want to put foil pie plates under your globes to catch coloured water as they melt some on warmer days or sunny days.
Otherwise, your doorstep or deck might get stained, and people might track coloured water on their boots/shoes into your house and stain your carpets or flooring.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Stephen Harper's legacy: Good, bad and a dose of ugly" - article by Terry Milewski (CBC)

I have always enjoyed listening to news reports or reading articles by Terry Milewski - Senior Correspondent for CBC.

I particularly enjoyed reading the following article published yesterday.

Analysis: Stephen Harper's legacy: Good, bad and a dose of ugly
The Harper decade ends with a tangled legacy and an abrasive style that alienated friend and foe
CBC News
By Terry Milewski
Posted:           Oct 20, 2015 12:16 AM ET
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2015  1:21  PM ET

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-election-2015-harper-political-obit-1.3273677

QUOTE:        ( NOTE:   Bolding is mine. )
And the new ships? Be patient. For all Harper's chest-thumping about his
shipbuilding plan, the Arctic patrol ships are five years behind schedule, the
supply ships are eight years behind and the icebreaker ... just hang on for a
decade or so.
Typically, though, the spin has arrived on time. The icebreaker has a name!
It's the Diefenbaker. So — metaphor alert — it sounds like a rock-ribbed
Conservative, but it's not real.
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I have Terry Milewski's twitter saved in my Favourites list.
https://twitter.com/CBCTerry
@CBCTerry
At present, there is a nice pic of the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker CCGS Henry Larsen & an iceberg as the header pic on Terry Milewski's twitter page.
I don't know how often he changes his header pic.

I prefer always pics to be focused with enough bits so that a person can actually read the name of the ship.

I compared the pic to the pic of CCGS Henry Larsen on CCG Fleet webpage:

http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/Fleet/Vessel-Details?vessel_id=70&no_build=1

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

videos - Puffin Rock is Adorable Children's Cartoon series

Puffin Rock is an adorable children's cartoon series.  People in more countries will be able to watch it now that it is on Netflix.  People in Ireland, UK, and Australia have been able to watch it since May.

Netflix has acquired Irish show Puffin Rock
http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2015/0605/705982-puffin-rock/


QUOTE:
IFTN reports that the deal means the Chris O'Dowd-narrated show will be seen in France, Germany, the Benelux countries, the US, Canada and Latin America from September.


Puffin Rock follows a family of lovable puffins living on a wild and beautiful Irish island. Young puffling, Oona, and her little brother, Baba, explore the island with their friends, and their stories are filled with laughter and adventure.
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video - Official Trailer - Netflix re Puffin Rock series
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVPFZvf9EYc
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Review:
‘Puffin Rock’ Joins Parade of Shows Aimed at Youngest Viewers
The New York Times
by Mike Hale
31 August 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/arts/television/review-puffin-rock-joins-parade-of-shows-aimed-at-youngest-viewers.html?_r=0
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Puffin Rock launched on nickjr website 18th of May
http://www.nickjr.co.uk/shows/puffin-rock/#!


I liked the 3 Game levels using the spacebar
http://www.nickjr.co.uk/play/puffin-rock/oonas-adventure


videos
http://www.nickjr.co.uk/watch/puffin-rock/#!
I got the following msg each time that I tried to play these videos:
"OOPS ! Something's gone wrong, check back later to watch this video"
In their terms, I found out that the reason is because I am in Canada.
Seems only people in Ireland or UK  etc can access these nickjr Puffin Rock videos.
http://www.nickjr.co.uk/info/terms/
QUOTE:
The Site is aimed at, and should only be accessed if you are in, the UK, Channels Islands, Isle of Man or Eire. It’s not intended to be used if you access it from anywhere else.
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Lists episodes in Series 1 which aired starting 18 May.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffin_Rock
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video - Puffin Rock Trailer - 1:45 mins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e07HoSoH2uM
video - Puffin Rock
https://vimeo.com/116147567
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facebook
https://www.facebook.com/puffinrock
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                        Info for readers living in Australia

Only people in Australia can watch lots of videos of Full Episodes at the following link:
http://www.abc.net.au/abcforkids/video/show.htm?show=PUFFIN-ROCK


http://iview.abc.net.au/support/faqs
QUOTE:
Availability outside of Australia
Can I watch iview if I’m not in Australia?
Under its program licensing agreements, ABC iview is provided geo-blocked to Australia, which means that programs cannot be played on iview outside of Australia.
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NOTE:  People in Australia should read the following before accessing the videos.
http://www.abc.net.au/abcforkids/grownups/help.htm
QUOTE:
What does Metered/Unmetered next to the video player mean?
Our 'Full episodes' are drawn from ABC TV's iview service.
This service provides unmetered viewing on some ISPs.
Unmetered:
This means you have an internet service provided by one of the ISPs in the 'unmetered' list. You can watch Full Episodes on the ABC Kids site without it counting towards your monthly allowable bandwidth. Please note that viewing clips will still count towards your monthly download. You can see a list of ISPs who currently provide unmetered iview content on the iview FAQ page.
Metered:
For metered ISPs, viewing any of the streaming video content will count towards your download limit. As a guide, watching a 10 minute episode will consume up to 50MB of your download quota. If you are unaware of your download limit, please check with your internet service provider.
For Children:
You should ask your parent or carer for permission before watching any metered video.
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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Videos & Articles re great Harperman Protest Song - by Scientist, Tony Turner

Wow - the videos of the Harperman Protest Song by scientist, Tony Turner, are great !
He is a "longtime singer-songwriter in Ottawa's folk music scene".
Below are links to the YouTube video, Vimeo video,  news articles and websites re the Harperman Song Project
At the end, I have put Tony Turner's own Singer/Songwriter website.  If you look at his website, you will see NO mention of his employment.

NOTE:     Bolding & coloured text was done by me.

                Federal scientist put on leave

                over Harperman protest song

Environment Canada staffer Tony Turner wrote and performed anti-Tory song
CBC News
by Haydn Watters
Posted: Aug 28, 2015 3:40 PM ET - Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015 4:44 PM ET
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/harperman-tony-turner-scientist-investigation-1.3207390
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A scientist with Environment Canada has been put on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation for creating a politically charged protest song about ousting Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.

Tony Turner, a physical scientist at Environment Canada and longtime singer-songwriter in Ottawa's folk music scene, wrote the controversial tune Harperman.   Turner was sent home in mid-August, according to his union, over concerns that his song breached Environment Canada's value and ethics code.
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Turner has been a public servant for nearly 20 years and was planning to retire in roughly one month. He was working on a project involving migratory birds.
Debi Daviau, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), confirmed to CBC News that Turner is under investigation. PIPSC is the union which represents federal scientists.
"[Environment Canada] is alleging … [Turner] has violated the departmental code of values and ethics in that the writing and performing of this song somehow impeded his ability to impartially study migratory birds," she said.
"There doesn't seem to be a lot of formal grounds to base this in and certainly the courts have been loud and clear on the matter of how public servants can legitimately participate in a federal election."
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              videos - Harperman, a Protest Song


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei50lM6ab1c&feature=youtu.be
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Harperman is written and performed by Ottawa folksinger Tony Turner. This video was recorded in a live session on 12 June 2015 and features Tony Turner on guitar and lead vocal, with Ann Downey on upright bass. Thanks to impressario and project manager Chris White for organizing this impromptu choir, the Crowd of Well Wishers, on short notice.
Sound recording is by j sonier. Video recording is by Andrew Hall and Matthew Hall. Video and sound mixing is by Andrew Hall, who produced this live recording. Project manager is Chris White. For more details, go to harperman.ca
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Vimeo video - Harperman
recorded
at Gil's Hootennany
a May 1 singalong of songs of protest & hope

https://vimeo.com/126670650
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                      Harperman Song Project


Song lyrics, chords and other details are available on this website.
http://harperman.ca/index.php/2015/06/30/harperman-song-project/#more-1
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The Harperman logo and t-shirts are ready to go. Be the first one on your street to proudly wear this quality Canadian-made t-shirt that makes such a great statement. When Harper shows up in your city, and he probably will sometime in the next two months, show up at his event wearing your Harperman t-shirt. Make sure the news and TV cameras get a good chance to take a picture. It all counts.
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           Cross-Canada Harperman Sing-Along

People will sing "Harperman" on Parliament Hill and 14 other locations on Thursday, September 17th.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cross-canada-harperman-sing-along#/story
In 1 day, this website has already exceeded goal of raising $5,000.
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Money is needed for sound equipment, technicians, musicians and publicists. Your support will increase the impact of this sing-along event about Canadian values and human rights. Please donate what you can.  And wherever you are, please sing the song on September 17th.
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A note about "Harperman" t-shirts:
We are working on making t-shirts available... we just need to sort out details on sizes, prices etc.  Please stand by!  Check www.harperman.ca for updates, or e-mail harperman2015@gmail.com to be notified when shirts are available.
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Twitter
      #Harperman
      https://twitter.com/hashtag/Harperman?src=hash

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      Union says suspended 'Harperman' scientist

         has same charter rights as all Canadians

Ottawa Citizen
Kathryn May

Published on: August 28, 2015 - Last Updated: August 28, 2015 9:56 PM EDT
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/union-says-suspended-harperman-scientist-has-same-charter-rights-as-all-Canadians

(Debi Daviau is the President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service - PIPSC.)
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Daviau
said Turner sought clearance from the union before posting the controversial rendition of his song, Harperman, on YouTube in June. It’s unclear whether he sought similar advice from management or the department’s ethics officer.


She said union representatives advised him to remove all “traces of being a public servant from the public sphere.” He wasn’t identified on the video as a public servant, and his music biography and website don’t refer to his public service job.
Daviau said the video was made on his own time, used no government resources, and revealed nothing confidential about his program or department. He didn’t produce the video and had no control over the posting on Your Tube.
The investigation was sparked by a complaint, but the union doesn’t know whether it came from another public servant, politician or member of the public.
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“He works for the Government of Canada, and today it is led by the Conservative government. But his boss is not Stephen Harper and his duty of loyalty is to the Government of Canada, not to Harper,” said Daviau.

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    website for Tony Turner  -  Singer/Songwriter

                       http://www.tonyturner.ca/index.php