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LOOK: A Rare and Recent Video Capturing the Streets of North Korea's Capital City, Pyong

(Video snapshot)

With all the news going on about North Korea lately, seeing this rare and recent Facebook video footage, (shot by Foreign Editor, YLE's Asian correspondent, Mika Mäkeläinen) of the streets of the country's capital city, gives us a glimpse into the daily life, the roads and city landscape there.

(Video snapshot)

I was so intrigued by the video that I was constantly stopping and starting, to take snapshot images of the things I found interesting. For example, I was curious as to what that huge monument in the middle was - so I had to look it up.

Today is National Day of Mourning in Canada...

The National Day of Mourning, or Workers’ Mourning Day is observed in Canada on 28 April. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents.

Workers' Memorial Day was started in Sudbury, Ontario in 1984, and the Canadian Labour Congress officially declared it an annual day of remembrance in 1985 on April 28. It has since grown to be observed in over 80 countries.

Injuries and deaths in the workplace continue to be a matter of important concern across Canada. Many Canadians members work hard each day in an effort to minimize accidents and incidents. Risk is an inherent element of many jobs, and this is why safety should be one of the core values in any workplace. Since its inception, the observance has spread to over 80 countries around the world, but is known is most other countries as the Workers' Memorial Day.

What these numbers don't show is just how many people are directly affected by these workplace tragedies. Each worker death impacts the loved ones, families, friends and coworkers they leave behind, changing all of their lives forever.

Source(s): wikipedia | ccohs

RANDOM RANTS #5 - Why do cashiers diligently look over a coupon like THEY personally stand to lose...

So many rants, not enough time...

If you ARE the cashier, please explain to us who are less educated on the matter.

*We've checked into it briefly with a Walmart cashier a while back who explained they don't have to cover bad coupons but they do go as strikes against them over time.

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? And guess what? She is said to be a Niagara local! 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...

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."

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:

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.

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


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?...


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...

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.

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-Étienne 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

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.

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

Started streaming 1 hour ago
- 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.