William Shatner Jann Arden first Indigenous NHL player among 125 appointments to

first_imgAdvertisement Armstrong, who says she is “thrilled and honoured” with the recognition, remembers a time when she had to fight with editors and publishers to cover the issue she has dedicated her career to.Canadian journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist Sally Armstrong will be made an Officer of the Order of Canada. (Andy Hincenbergs/ CBC)She broke the story of how women were being gang-raped during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia for Homemaker’s magazine, bringing an issue she says was ignored into the spotlight. Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Canada’s newly minted Governor General, Julie Payette, has announced 125 appointments to the Order of Canada in a list that includes famous faces such as William Shatner and Jann Arden as well as two former Supreme Court justices and the Catholic priest Father John Walsh.Since its inception in 1967, almost 7,000 people from all walks of life have been invested into the Order of Canada. This year’s nominees will be awarded their honours at ceremonies to take place later in the year. Dates have not been set.Journalist and documentary filmmaker Sally Armstrong, who also happens to be the mother of CBC host Peter Armstrong, will be made an Officer of the Order for her groundbreaking work “highlighting human rights and the struggles of women in the world’s conflict zones.”last_img read more

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Destiny decides our life course

first_imgI’m married for 4 years and my husband is always busy travelling! I have an eight month old son and I’m beginning to feel very alone and depressed. What can I do? Please advice.Divya, AgraDivya dear, I’m sure it’s work that keeps him away from the family. Have you tried travelling with him? Have these long absence started off late? Have you spoken your heart out to your partner? Why are you getting so affected? With the little one around, there is a whole new world in front you. I sincerely request you to focus on this wonderful phase of life – motherhood. Concentrate on this great time and enjoy to the fullest. If your depression continues, seek professional help. Some bit of yoga, meditation or mood boosters will surely do good. Good luck and trust me; everything is and will be fine! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I am single. 2 years back I had a relation with a man who is married. He made false promises and in some months, I knew his actual self. After the break up, I can’t focus on any man or relation. I can’t trust anyone it seems. How can I be normal again?                                                                                                          Seema, New DelhiMost of us go through wrong relations and make incorrect decisions. Lucky are those who win and continue to be in love with one individual forever. So don’t get so bothered with the past chapter. I know it’s difficult but please make an honest attempt to let go of the bad memories. Be open and meet new people. Don’t make plans, just flow. Destiny is what decides our course and I’m absolutely confident that for the best to happen, we all have to face the worse or worst. Good luck, Seema! Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMy friends had come to my house and left some pornography movies behind. My sister who is 5 years younger bumped into them and is blackmailing me! She is threatening to inform my father. I’m very very scared. I feel like running away. I’m a decent guy in 1st year of Engineering. Please help!Name not given, NoidaHey! Just take her out for an ice cream, movie and chat up. Explain to her that there is literally no evidence to prove the ownership of the movies. Any act of blackmailing from her side might provoke you to complain against her and pass the blame on her completely! Explain to her the value of the divine relationship of a brother and sister. There is never a substitute to truth and the temporary dark cloud will surely pass. Don’t worry. Be cool and face this. It’s sure to fade soon. I lost my job beginning of this year. Since then I haven’t been employed. This has crushed my self confidence and I feel very down. How do I cope with this? I’m 23 years old.                                                                                                Tejas, DelhiAt 23, if you look around, you will see so many people who are yet to begin their employment career! This is no age to feel so worried. Sit down with a piece of paper and jot down your strengths, what you like to do. Then make a proper bio-data (seek help, if needed) and apply everywhere. In the mean time, you can always teach in some tuition classes or learn some language or anything that might add value to your life. Don’t lose confidence and always mix with positive people. All the best!Have a love or life query  you cannot find an answer to?  Send your questions to –  [email protected]last_img read more

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Bahamas cleans up after Matthew two Sandals Resorts have new reopening dates

first_imgTags: Bahamas, Hurricane Matthew, Sandals Resorts NASSAU — Sandals Royal Bahamian, originally set to reopen Oct. 14, will now reopen Oct. 25, while Sandals Emerald Bay will reopen Dec. 15, according to a statement from Sandals Resorts.Sandals Emerald Bay requires more extensive repairs than initial estimates.The Bahamas took a hit from Hurricane Matthew, however airports have reopened and most reports indicate minimal damage on most islands. Two of the harder hit islands were Grand Bahama Island and North Abaco.Tammy Gonzalez, CEO of Unique Vacations, Inc., said UVI is working closely with clients affected by the closure of the resorts. “We recognize the inconvenience this presents but we are committed to delivering the quality Sandals experience our guests expect and deserve. When we reopen, it will be right,” she said.Impacted clients are advised as follows:Clients affected by the closure of Sandals Royal Bahamian or Sandals Emerald Bay will have one year to travel to the same resort at no additional cost for the resort stay.Clients wishing to revise to a different Sandals or Beaches Resort may do so at no additional cost for the resort when travel is completed by Dec. 20, 2016. For travel after that date, the guest is responsible for any difference in resort cost.All air penalties and fees will be covered by UVI for revisions made by Oct. 31, 2016. Fees incurred after that date, will be the responsibility of the guest.Beyond the Bahamas, all Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts are open and fully operational including Beaches Turks & Caicos and the company’s properties in Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia.Sandals Resorts International’s philanthropic arm, The Sandals Foundation, has made an initial US$150,000 investment to its relief efforts in Haiti and the Bahamas. Tax-deductible contributions can be made at sandalsfoundation.org.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesFollowing is an update from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism on various resorts across the islands:BiminiHilton at Resorts World Bimini has reported no major property damage. There was some damage to landscaping and to the glass pavilion banquet space. The resort is expected to open on Saturday and fully operational at normal room capacity on Oct. 14.Long IslandOn Long Island, there are reports of minor damage on the island with some downed power lines and trees.There were no reports of major property damage to any of the resorts on the island including Cape Santa Maria, Stella Maris or any of the smaller resorts.San SalvadorThere were also reports of minor damage on San Salvador. There were no reports of debris or downed power lines or trees on the roads and the hurricane shelters have already been cleared. Additionally, Club Med reported no building damage.AndrosTiamo Resort in South Andros also reported no building damage. They plan to be open on their target date of Nov. 1.Central Andros reported that Small Hope Bay does have some damage. The property is closed as it normally is during this time. It plans to open as scheduled on October 19, fully operational and offering diving, fishing and nature touring.The Lighthouse Yacht Club is severely damaged and the roof is 80% damaged.EleutheraOn Eleuthera, there was minimal damage.Villa Allamanda looks fine from an outside inspection.French Leave is closed for renovations, but no major damage was reported.ExumaOn Great Exuma, there were reports of minimal damage throughout the island. The roads are passable with some flooding in Rolletown. Many of the resorts of the island reported very minor damage.February Point has no property damage.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Exuma Beach Resort has some shingle damage.Club Peace and Plenty has some damage to its windows and dock. Grand Isle Resort reported no property damage.Augusta Bay has no damage.Hideaways at Palm Bay has some minor shingle and fence damage.The airport received no major damage either.AbacoThe Ministry of Tourism office on Abaco will continue to monitor the group but at last report they were “comfortable”. For now, it appears that the resorts in Marsh Harbour suffered no major damage.New ProvidenceOn New Providence, Stuart’s Cove reported that all staff are safe and their boats made it through. The dive shop and dock at South Ocean all received some damage, but nothing that prevented the company from reopening on Saturday for business as usual.RIU Palace on Paradise Island appears to have suffered damage to its property.There were reports of mainly landscape damage to many of the hotels on New Providence including Graycliff, Melia Nassau Beach Resort and Warwick Paradise Island hotel.Atlantis Resort is cleaning up after the storm and is expected to be fully operational by Oct. 12.“Our dedicated Atlantis staff has been working to get us back to normal operation as quickly as possible,” said Howard Karawan, President and Managing Director of Atlantis, Paradise Island. “We want our guests to enjoy the full Atlantis experience and we are thrilled that we will be ready to welcome over 3,000 group attendees to the resort this week. I couldn’t be more proud of the team and the passion they have shown to our property and the compassion they have shown to our guests over the past week.” Bahamas cleans up after Matthew; two Sandals Resorts have new reopening dates Posted by Sharelast_img read more

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