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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

VIDEO: Coghlan scores by jumping over Yadi

What a dive! What a play for the run-scoring. Probably won't see this again anytime soon. Now just set it on slow-mo and play it over again...




Chris Coghlan races home on Kevin Pillar's triple, and scores by leaping over a crouching Yadier Molina to give the Blue Jays a 3-2 lead



"I was coming around third and I looked to my left to see where the ball was and I saw it was going to beat me and probably the last step or two I saw Yadi go down," Coghlan said. "You're first thought is, 'OK, I'm going to run him over cause he's right over the plate.' And then I was thinking, 'since he's down, why don't you jump?'"
Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada couldn't believe it. 

VIDEO: Woman rescued after getting stuck on a crane in downtown Toronto

What in the world??!? What was she thinking? How did she get up there? Great job emergency guys!! (A longer version is seen in the 2nd video)...



A woman is rescued by emergency officials after getting stuck atop a construction crane in downtown Toronto






Video: Firefighters rescue woman stuck on crane in downtown Toronto
A woman who got stuck atop a tall construction crane in downtown Toronto has been rescued after being strapped to a firefighter and lowered to the ground.




TWITTER: Stephen Colbert is concerned about the dangerous escalation in tensions between the United States and Canada

"Now for those keeping score at home, Trump is now friends with Putin and an enemy of Poutine," jokes Colbert...




Tonight! Stephen is concerned about the dangerous escalation in tensions between the United States and Canada. #LSSC




All jokes aside, this is actual quite serious for Canada. A 20% levy on one of Canada's main export products will harm our economy, and I fear this is just the beginning...


Monday, 24 April 2017

VIDEO: Premier Wynne and Basic Income Announcement at LIUNA Station in Hamilton



Premier Kathleen Wynne's announcement on Ontario's basic income pilot project. Three cities that will be taking part in the project include Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay.

"The project will explore the effectiveness of providing a basic income to people who are currently living on low incomes, whether they are working or not. People participating in our pilot communities will receive a minimum amount of income each year— a basic income, no matter what." (24:21 mark in the video)
She then goes on to say:
"It's not an extravagant sum by any means. For a single person we're talking about just under $17,000 a year. But even that amount may make a real difference to someone who's striving to reach a better life."


Saturday, 22 April 2017

TWITTER: American Airlines attendant 'struck mum with her baby buggy' before picking fight with man defending her

Because, at #AmericanAirlines, we slap faster than #unitedAIRLINES...

American Airlines attendant 'struck mum with her baby buggy' before picking fight with man defending her






"And American Airlines looked into the matter of it"...


VIDEO: 4/20 Toronto: Cannabis fans slam Trudeau

"How does legalizing marijuana going to benefit Canada, sir?", asks the reporter. "It won't help us 'cause Justin Trudeau's laws are shit!", replies the dude as he takes a puff from his bong...




(LANGUAGE WARNING) David Menzies of TheRebel.media talks to some of the thousands celebrating marijuana in downtown Toronto on "4/20 Day."
I went down to Toronto's Yonge & Dundas Square yesterday to ask marijuana aficionados what they thought about Justin Trudeau's plan to finally legalize marijuana by next July. You might be surprised by their reactions:


Friday, 14 April 2017

Remembering the Titanic Disaster 105 Years Ago Today | Titanic Disaster - Genuine Footage (1911-1912) (+ Sinking in Real Time)


105 years ago today, the 'unsinkable' did the unthinkable....




The sinking of the RMS Titanic occurred on the night of 14 April through to the morning of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The largest passenger liner in service at the time, Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg at around 23:40 (ship's time) on Sunday, 14 April 1912. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 02:20 (05:18 GMT) on Monday, 15 April resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, which made it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.





Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Today is... International Day of Pink

The International Day of Pink is a Canadian anti-bullying event held annually during the second Wednesday of April. The event started when students David Shepherd and Travis Price saw another student, who was wearing a pink shirt, being bullied in their Central Kings Rural High School in Nova Scotia, and deciding to show support for the student by getting everyone at their school to wear pink the following day.



The initiative inspired youth at Jer's Vision (now known as CCGSD, Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity), who founded The International Day of Pink, an effort to support their peers internationally with resources and ways to make their schools safer.

In 2012 over 8 million people participated.


Source(s): wikipedia | ufcw | ccgsd

SHAREABLE Tip #17 - Remove RUST RINGS with ASPIRIN!

We all get them - rust rings, on our tubs and sinks so what's the best way to remove them? With aspirins! After all, we always have a few aspirins kickin' around, don't we?...



REMOVE RUST RINGS WITH ASPIRIN!

If shaving cream cans or other metal-bottomed containers have left rust spots around your bathtub, use uncoated aspirins to get the stains out!

Apply a few crushed aspirins onto a dampened surface, let the aspirin sit for about 10 minutes. Wipe clean.



SHAREABLE TIPS are pinnable images I create of random tips I come across daily. 
So go ahead. Share it!

Making life easier, one shareable tip at a time.


TWITTER: Introducing the United SUPERIOR CLASS...

Did you know, US airlines booted off 40,000 passengers in total last year - not counting those who volunteered to give up their seats? 

It ain't over till it's over...






Sunday, 9 April 2017

Vimy Ridge: 360 with Peter Mansbridge (+ Myths and CounterMyths)

Explore Vimy Ridge 100 years after the historic First World War battle that helped define Canada as a nation.


To watch 360° videos, you need the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Internet Explorer on your desktop or laptop computer. On mobile devices, use the latest version of the YouTube app.







The Battle of Vimy Ridge's myths and countermyths
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a great triumph for a young Canada—and it didn't take long for myths to form after the fight.




Friday, 7 April 2017

The New $10 Banknote from Bank of Canada Marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation (Video Playlist)

Update: When visiting the Bank of Canada's webpage, on the new Canadian commemorative bank note, enter the famous Konami Code (up, up, down, down, left-right, left-right, b-a start), combination using the arrows on your keyboard, to reveal an 8-bit rendition of "O Canada" accompanied by a downpour of the new $10 bills!



There will be 40 million of these commemorative bank notes issued, starting in June - a bit more than enough for all of us Canadians to have one...

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor today unveiled a commemorative $10 bank note celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This special note—showcasing our history, land and culture—was revealed during a ceremony at the Bank’s head office in Ottawa. It will enter into circulation on 1 June.



“This bank note is intended to captivate our imagination and instill pride in what we, as a nation, have accomplished,” said Governor Poloz. “It celebrates the natural beauty and majesty of our land and some of the important parliamentarians who helped shape our great country.”

The intricately designed note is unique in many ways. For the first time, four individuals are portrayed on the front of a Canadian bank note: Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George-Γ‰tienne Cartier, Agnes Macphail and James Gladstone or Akay-na-muka—his Blackfoot name.





Unveil of the Canada 150 commemorative bank note - Speech 


Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor reveal a commemorative bank note that pays tribute to Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation.





Source(s): bankofcanada

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

VIDEO: Toronto's out-of-control rent problem

Someone only thought of doing this now - increasing the rent substantially, after 26 years? It won't last anyways...



Most people expect their rent to go up each year, but two Toronto tenants saw their rent legally increased by 100 per cent.




Monday, 3 April 2017

BREAKING: St. Petersburg metro blast - SPECIAL COVERAGE (Video)



Started streaming 1 hour ago
PETERSBURG METRO BLAST:
- Explosion confirmed by security services
- At least 10 dead & 50 injured
- All the stations closed off, evacuated






Video of the first moments after a twin blast hit #StPeterburg metro stations...



VIDEO: Several luxury cars impounded after reckless driving: OPP

The Fast and the Foolish...


Several drivers were charged after reports of stunt driving on Hwy. 400 on Sunday. Natalie Johnson reports. 



Friday, 31 March 2017

RANDOM RANTS #4 - It's written I A-T-E...

So many rants, not enough time...


I mean, I can't speak English well either half the time - but at least it's not Bingo! ;)


Guy Eats Pancakes in the Middle of Road, Blocking Traffic

Meanwhile in Florida...
Someone thought eating their pancakes in the middle of an intersection was a good idea.

Source: Lakeland Police (Facebook)


Someone did call police to report the odd incident, but by the time officers arrived, the dude and his pancakes were gone.



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Eventually, he was caught.
According to Lakeland Police, he probably would have gotten away with it too - if it wasn't for the video posted on Facebook.
He was later charged with obstructing the roadway and disrupting the flow of traffic...

Source(s): tampabay

Thursday, 30 March 2017

As Niagara Falls (2017) - Short Documentary/Film

The controversial video of Niagara Falls that Jim Diodati, the mayor of Niagara Falls, is defending...
The film claims to reveal “what truly lies within the city” by showing images of dilapidated houses and boarded-up buildings, while unnamed people comment on the wide divide between tourism and the rest of Niagara Falls. Read more here.



Showing truth 1:10..

A short documentary about Niagara Falls, Image to the world and what truly lies within the city.

All credit goes to Mayday Pictures



Wednesday, 29 March 2017

TWITTER: THESE TURKEYS TRYING TO GIVE THIS CAT ITS 10TH LIFE...

From the Twitter files...
Weird or What?


The Twitter video, which went viral, showed a bunch of Turkeys circling a dead cat - over and over again.




Up until yesterday, no explanation was given, but according to website, The Verge, they might be performing what’s called a “predator inspection,” where the prey performs a risky ritual by approaching its predator to let them know they're being inspected!

However, in this case, the cat's dead so what's up with that? Well, the explanation given was that the turkeys were "stuck in some kind of never-ending circle, with each bird following the tail in front of it."

Fascinating!...

Source(s): theverge

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

VIDEO: Celebrating the Greenbelt's 12th Birthday: The Growers Prayer by Shane Koyczan

In celebration of World Poetry Day, a reminder of how lucky we are to be living in a place such as Niagara...



The poem is a celebration of Ontario’s bountiful farmland, the calm of its forests, the vitality of its water, and the joys of life in the Greenbelt. It’s also a call to action—the Greenbelt is stronger when we raise our voices to grow and protect it, helping to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. Take a moment to listen, reflect, and connect with Ontario's natural fortune.




HT: 610cktb

Friday, 17 March 2017

Video Captures Moment Good Samaritan Shoots Man Beating a Florida Police

FORT MYERS (CBSMiami) – Cellphone video captured the moment an armed Good Samaritan snuck up on a man pummeling a deputy on the ground.



While the video was released Thursday, the shooting happened back in November near Fort Myers.






Source(s): miami.cbslocal

RANDOM RANTS #2 - Why is it when you finally find something you like...

So many rants, not enough time...


Thursday, 16 March 2017

WATCH as Train Covers Commuters with Snow - in SLOW MOTION



The East Coasters are experiencing a lot of snow but life still goes on for those who have to take the train to get to their destinations. Too bad these ones weren't thinking about the snow right in front of them. Maybe next time they'll learn to wait further back...

Train moving faster than usual plus fresh snow from Stella resulted in a more spectacular arrival than expected.




Source(s): sbnation

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

INSTAGRAM: Chris Hemsworth's Short Workout Video is Enough to Make You... Sweat

Is there anything better than watching Chris Hemsworth working up a sweat? We didn't think so either. We all know how Chris is famous for stretching his body to the limits for powerful films like 'Thor' and 'Avengers' so let's enjoy this short vid and get a glimpse into his intense workout life, courtesy of the ‘the world’s best trainer’, aka his personal trainer Luke Zocchi...




The video, as you can see, has been viewed over 2.5M times on Instagram - in just 4 days!




Source(s): metro

Saturday, 11 March 2017

TWITTER: Huge amount of tanks and armoured vehicles being moved to the East Coast. Is US preparing for a major war?

We'd say they are definitely preparing for something...


Huge amount of tanks and armoured vehicles being moved to the East Coast. Is US preparing for a major war?




Friday, 10 March 2017

TWITTER: This BBC interview is going to make everyone's day. Wait for it. (+ Updated Video)

This is what happens when you work from home...



This BBC interview is going to make everyone's day. Wait for it.



Prof Robert Kelly is back & this time his wife & children are meant to be in shot! BBC News

Prof Robert E Kelly has returned to BBC News to talk about his unexpected viral fame last week, when his children crashed his live TV interview to the amusement of millions of people who later watched the clip. Prof Kelly, an expert on South Korea, was joined in the follow-up video with his wife, Jung-a Kim and children Marion and James.
He confirmed to the BBC's James Menendez that he was, despite online speculation, wearing trousers during the interview.




Thursday, 9 March 2017

TWITTER: Truck being pulled off the skyway...

Just slide 'er on down. Easy does it!. 


Another moment in time captured, courtesy of St. Kerry Schmidt, O.P.P.,  from yesterday's windstorm that shut down the Burlington Skyway bridge for about 5 hours when the strong 100-km/h winds caused a truck to topple over onto its side...





VIDEO: St. Catharines Lakeside Park Pier during Windstorm

We didn't think anyone was brave enough to head down to the pier during the 104km/h windstorm we had yesterday - but someone did...




Water rushing over the Pier at Lakeside Park in St. Catharines



Source: stcatharinesstandard

The wind storm was reminiscent of the wind storm back in 2011 as was captured in these 2 videos:

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

RANDOM Tidbits #1 - Reading Books Means Living Longer


Random Tidbits are useful information we come across - and are now passing on to YOU!


"Filth City" - The Movie Doug Ford Calls "Hurtful"



Doug Ford is calling the movie, Filth City, loosely based on the life of his late brother Rob Ford, "hurtful" and referred to the people behind it as "scumbags", according to the Hamilton Spectator.
The trailer which was shot in Hamilton was released in early March.

When a mayor running for re-election is caught on video smoking crack, he'll do whatever it takes to keep it out of the wrong hands. Inspired by true events.
This is fiction, inspired by real persons and events. Fictionalized characters, events and dialogue are used for dramatic purposes. No inference about any real persons should be drawn from the events and characters depicted herein.



From the Hamilton Spectator:
Speaking to Newstalk 1010's Rush with Ryan Doyle and Jay Michaels program Tuesday, Ford called the film Filth City "a joke." 
"It's not even accurate, even the trailer, people getting shot. You've got to be kidding," Ford told Newstalk 1010. "It's outside of Rob had that issue, went and got help, I was proud of him. After that, a loss of life, so it's hurtful. 
"But there's always scumbags out there that are going to do this and try to profit off anything they can."

LISTEN: What Happens If a Passenger Dies Mid-Flight? | News Talk 770

Bet you never thought about this one? We didn't! Apparently, it happens more often than not...


A passenger passed away on a KLM flight that landed in YYC yesterday and originated in Amsterdam. Which raises some morbid if not curious questions about standard operating procedure on a flight when a passenger passes away.  
Rob is joined by aviation writer and editor of www.joesentme.com Joe Brancatelli to chat about airline procedure and then receives a call from a retired flight attendant to shed light on the situation. 




Source: globalnews

LOOK: Niagara Police Releases Video After Violent Attack in the Falls...

NRPS Seeks Public Assistance in Identifying Suspects in Violent Acts on Fallsview Boulevard



From the NRPS's website:
On the evening of Friday February 24, 2017, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to several incidents of violence in the Fallsview Boulevard area.

CANADA RANKED 2ND BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IN 2017 | Daily Hive

What?? We beat out Norway, Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore...??!? Way to go C-A-N-A-D-A!!🍁❤️


The study, conducted by U.S. News in partnership with Y&R’s BAV and Wharton, gives Canada the number two ranking on a list of 80 countries, only trailing this year’s #1 country, Switzerland.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

The 100-cup 'Roll Up The Rim' Challenge

YouTubers are purchasing Tim Hortons coffee cups in a 100-cup 'Roll Up The Rim' Challenge called the '100 Cups of Coffee', to really test the odds of winning (and probably hoping to win something big) - and it ain't cheap.  Some are said to be paying anywhere from $160 to $200 on empty coffee cups, depending on the cup size they order.

The inspiration came from another more popular YouTuber, “Furious Pete,” (Pete Czerwinski), who has been credited with coming up with the 100-cup idea. He posted a video of the challenge on Feb. 11.
“I’ve been thinking about doing it for years now,” Czerwinski told CTVNews.ca in a telephone interview on Wednesday from his home in Mississauga, Ont. “In my university days I remember getting Timmies like every single day while I was studying and I would never win. So I was just like ‘I need to win’.”



However, another YouTuber with the handle “ItsYeBoi” posted what appeared to be the first 100-cups video on Feb. 8:

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

THEFT OF VENOMOUS SNAKES IN THOROLD | Niagara Regional Police Service

We're not sure if these are the snakes in question but we've created this collage of photos taken from the Niagara Police's website...


From the NRP's website:

At about 7:00 PM on Saturday February the 18th 2017, a residence in the area of Hansler Road and Highway 20 in Thorold was broken into and a number of venomous snakes were stolen.
Police believe the residence was specifically targeted, and that the suspect(s) had information that snakes were kept and bred at the premise for reptile e-commerce.
Stolen snakes include several juvenile cobra species, rattlesnakes, adders and vipers, and a pregnant albino boa. The stolen snakes range in size from 12 to 106 centimeters. The Boa Constrictor, a non-venomous snake, is 200 centimeters in length and weighs about 7 kilograms.
Cobras belong to a sub-group of snakes known as elapids. An elapid's (cobra) venom contains postsynaptic neurotoxins that spread rapidly in its victim's bloodstream, causing respiratory failure and, eventually, death. Information available on-line at www.cobras.org advises that baby cobras have full strength venom and can defend themselves exactly like their parents.
It does not appear that there are any special provincial or municipal licensing provisions required for those persons that are involved in reptile e-commerce. Although the City of Thorold has a By-Law (No. 100-2011) respecting the care and control of animals in the city of Thorold, Schedule "B" of the By-Law as identified on the city's web site does not identify any "Prohibited Animals."
Police are asking that any member of the public who has information about the location of these reptiles to appreciate the risk of serious injury these creatures pose, even to persons trained to safely handle them.

Anyone having information about this matter is requested to call the 3 District Detective Office at (905) 688-4111 extension 3320. 
Source: niagarapolice

VIDEO: You know you've got a lot of snow when a snowman's as big as your house

... and you still got lots to build another one!




"Giant snowman takes over family's yard in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Video captured by our own Nathan Coleman after nor'easters battered the east coast for a full week."


Sunday, 19 February 2017

American Sign Language - GIPHY-style

How cool is this? Sure you can learn sign language via videos but this ingenious way will allow you to learn it even faster, living in a giphy world and all...


GIF site Giphy has launched a new "channel" containing more than 2,000 educational sign language clips with hand movements and text captions - courtesy of Sign With Robert, an instructional series for American Sign Language.



The hope is that people will pick up a word or two by sharing them at convenient moments online.

"The GIF format has the ability to loop infinitely, so it's perfect for learning new signs," Hilari Scarl, director and producer for Sign With Robert said. "It doesn't require the back and forth of hitting play, rewind or repeat."

You already know what we think about that:


So head on over to the gallery and try to memorize a few words and use them when you can - online or off!

Source(s):  engadget

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

VIDEO: WATCH: Donald and Melania Trump Welcome Benjamin Netanyahu and Wife to White House



President Trump & Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold joint news conference from the East Room of the White House.


What NUTELLA is actually made of...

So you really love your Nutella eh? Maybe not after seeing this infographic. Look at all that sugar!



A viral image uploaded to Reddit (and originally created by the consumer center in Hamburg, Germany) shows exactly what is in a jar of Nutella.
While Nutella only contains five ingredients (palm oil, cocoa, hazelnuts, skimmed milk powder, and sugar), a whopping half of the stuff is sugar. 
According to its nutritional label, a jar of Nutella has 21 grams of sugar per 37 grams of spread (two tablespoons), meaning that in reality more than half is sugar. Much of the rest is palm oil  — solid fat some claim causes cancer.
Source: businessinsider




POLICE RELEASE VIDEO OF 5-CAR-CRASH, ALLEGED U-Haul DRIVER FLEEING SCENE | The Hamilton Spectator

Busted! Wow. What a mess. And he thinks he'll get away with this how??...



Friday, 10 February 2017

Air Canada unveils new look by Canadian designer (2 Videos)

"A promise of better wines and food." 
It's about time...


Canada's flagship carrier Air Canada is undergoing a sweeping head-to-toe makeover that includes a new livery for its entire fleet, new uniforms and onboard menu offerings.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

TWITTER: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to meet U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday...



... because Laughter is the ONLY Medicine...



CYCLIST CROSSING HWY. 401 CAPTURED IN DASH CAM VIDEO | The Hamilton Spectator

This cyclist probably had a death wish 'cause this is just craziness. We had to slow it down a bit the second time around when we watched it again. Can you imagine the things this tow trucker driver must see? 
I've added 2 more videos from Wayne Edward's YouTube channel capturing more mayhem on Ontario's roads...




From The Hamilton Spectator:

It’s a little after noon on Monday and Wayne Edward is driving westbound on Hwy. 401, approaching Hwy. 427. 
Suddenly, a cyclist heading against traffic swings off the right shoulder and cuts diagonally across four lanes of highway, performing a U-turn before hopping off his bike by the opposite guard rail. 
Edward captured the whole unsettling scene on video with the dashboard camera in his flatbed tow truck. 
“I saw the black car (beside me) was braking... so I did a quick mirror check to see if I could change lanes to give the black car room to move over,” said Edward.
“When I looked back that’s when I saw the guy darting across the highway.”

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