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Friday, December 19, 2014

AGO to debut expansive exhibition of landscapes from across the Americas next summer

Breakthrough exhibition brings together iconic Canadian paintings by Kreighoff, Carr and Group of Seven artists with famous works from U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and South America

TORONTO—This summer the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) invites visitors to make a 15,000-kilometre artistic journey from Canada’s North to the southern tip of Argentina and Chile through the work of some of the world’s most acclaimed landscape painters. More than just scenic vistas, these paintings represent efforts by artists and explorers throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries to capture and define the essence of a place, its politics, myths and culture on canvas. The first exhibition of its kind to consider Canadian landscape in the broader context of the hemisphere, Landscape Painting in the Americas (working title) begins its journey in Toronto on June 20, 2015, less than one month before the city welcomes the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games.
Developed jointly in an innovative partnership between the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and the Art Gallery of Ontario, this exhibition brings together over 80 works of art from private collections and museums across North and South America as well as the Caribbean, to present the first ever pan-American landscape exhibition. Thematically organized, the exhibition places special emphasis on the art of Argentina and the Rio de la Plata region; the Andean region, including Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Venezuela; Brazil, Mexico, the United States and Canada, where landscape painting expressions were most prominent.

Break Bad Eating Habits by Retraining Your Brain

Just as junk food can become an addiction, researchers at Tufts University and at Massachusetts General Hospital showed that the brain can be retrained to prefer the. People aren't born loving cheeseburgers and creamy pasta dishes; they're conditioned over time by repeatedly eating such foods, creating addiction circuits in the brain. The study followed 13 overweight or obese men and women over six months using MRI imaging of their brains. "The brain scans showed changes in areas of the brain reward center which are associated with learning and addiction," writes Harold Mandel for the Syracuse Natural Health Examiner. "At the end of six months this area of the brain had increased sensitivity to healthy, lower-calorie foods. This served as an indication of increased reward and enjoyment of healthier food cues. There was also decreased sensitivity to the unhealthy foods."  This is great news for those trying to lose weight or break even lifetime-long habits of unhealthy eating. You can read the full study, published September 1 in The Journal of Nutrition and Diabetes.

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Source: "Your Brain Can be Trained to Prefer Healthy Foods" by Harold Mandel, Examiner.com, September 2, 2014. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

City Looks to Establish Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Mississauga City Council approved a recommendation to establish the City of Mississauga’s first Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC).  According to the Terms of Reference introduced earlier in the week by Mayor Bonnie Crombie at Governance Committee, the goal of the committee is to “ensure the City’s Master Plans…are executed with an emphasis on improving diversity and fostering greater inclusion of all residents and stakeholders.”
“Every resident’s voice should be heard at City Hall,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We live in a diverse and vibrant City and it is important that our government is responsive to our residents. Through the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, residents will have an opportunity to have their say.”

As noted in the Terms of Reference, the mandate of DIAC includes providing input on how to remove barriers for all residents in our community and to achieve a greater understanding of the many diverse communities in Mississauga and their vision for our city.
The committee is expected to meet quarterly or as determined by the chair, and work with City staff to establish a workplan and report on its yearly accomplishments.  DIAC will be comprised of two council members plus mayor as ex officio and 10 citizen members representing the city’s diverse communities.  The Office of the Clerk will advertise for citizen members on the City’s website.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

'No religion tells you to kill children'

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities. | 'No religion tells you to kill children'

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie had a productive meeting Charles Sousa on the development of the city.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Unending Dance of Light

Unending Dance of Light 
Gallery Veda
13th December 5:30 pm onwards
Yousuf Building
7/644 Jew Town
Kochi-Muziris Biennale Collateral Event 

Seema Kohli’s Unending Dance of Light could also be an “Unending Dance of Life”: for her birth, life, death and rebirth or rejuvenation form an eternal cycle. And everything in the universe is interconnected – people, animals, trees and plants, star dust, spaceships, moons, all inanimate objects, everything that has a name and everything that doesn’t – we are all are part of an endless dance of existence. 

This dance of light and life is animated by a vigorous energy, an energy that the artist perceives as female. That anything exists at all she feels is quite wondrous and worth celebration. Thus her work tends to be vivacious and joyful and suffused with the feminine energy that is driving the cosmos.

Google Launches Android Studio 1.0 IDE for App Developers

Google on Monday finally launched Android Studio 1.0, the stable, full release of its official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for developers created by its Android team. Android Studio 1.0, which is based on IntelliJ IDEA JAVA IDE, was notably previewed at last year's Google I/O conference. The Android Studio 1.0 is now available to downloadfrom the Android Developers website.

It has been also noted that like "Chrome release channels, Android Studio will continue to receive updates on four different release channels: Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary." Developers, with the help of these release channels, can utilise the new features for Android Studio.

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