Monday, September 21, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
The phone is ringing nonstop. E-mails are pouring in. The boss just dumped a 50-page report on your desk that needs to be proofed by the end of the day.
You can feel your shoulders starting to tighten and your jaw beginning to clench. You need to de-stress fast, but you've only got a few minutes because that report - and your boss - won't wait. What can you do?
Yoga to the rescue! According to the Yoga Alliance, nearly 6 million Americans practice yoga and 14 million say a doctor or therapist has recommended yoga to improve their health. In May, the National Institutes of Health celebrated its first-ever "Yoga Week" to highlight the science and practice of yoga.
According to the alliance, yoga helps improve circulation and heart health, along with reducing oxidative stress and providing other anti-aging benefits. And if you're overworked and overstressed, a few minutes of yoga can help loosen those muscles and let you face the rest of your day.
Yoga teacher Denise Dunn suggests frazzled workers try these four poses to take the edge off during a busy day at the office:
At a General Committee meeting on September 9, Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council decided not to move forward with any involvement regarding a 2024 Summer Olympic bid by Toronto. After considering whether to submit a letter of intent expressing interest in an Olympic bid, Council unanimously agreed that the impacts on the city and to residents outweighed the benefits of hosting the Games.
“I have repeatedly said that hosting the Olympics is an enormous responsibility which would have lasting implications for communities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area – long after the games have concluded,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said. “Without a comprehensive business case which details the budget implications and financial requests Mississauga taxpayers would be asked to commit to as part of this collective effort, Council could not proceed with supporting a Toronto bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics in such a short timeframe.”
As a premier sport destination, Mississauga was a host venue for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games this summer and will be the host for the 2016 Ontario Summer Games next year.StarBuzzOnline
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
|Left: Homer Watson, Evening Scene, 1884, Oil on canvas, 45 x 60 cm. Image courtesy of the Homer Watson House and Gallery.Right: Mary Grisey, Shrouds, 2014, (detail), 8’ x 4’ x 3’, hand-dyed linen, horsehair and bleach. Photo by Thomas Blanchard.|
Friday, October 16 at 1:00pm
Event is Free & Open to the public Visitors are welcome to join AGM Assistant Curator Kendra Ainsworth as she leads a casual tour and discussion of Beyond the Pines: Homer Watson and the Contemporary Canadian Landscape. XIT-RM Artist Mary Grisey will also be presenting an artist talk about her work, process and inspiration for Sung from the Mouth of Cumae.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust releases film emblematic of Her Majesty’s incredible legacy to the Commonwealth.
On the day Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest serving Monarch, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has released a film about pioneering work to end avoidable blindness in the Commonwealth.
The film follows Kenyan Ophthalmologist Dr Hilary Rono, on his journey in identifying and addressing the endemic eye care problems faced in the poorest parts of Kenya.
Dr Rono, is leading research trials in Kenya for a smartphone based eye testing kit called PEEK (Portable Eye Examination Kit).