By Jennifer Pagliaro City Hall Bureau Fri., Sept. 28, 2018 The city can fill in the gaps in the availability of after-school youth spaces in neighbourhoods from Etobicoke to Scarborough — putting almost every Toronto youth within two kilometres of such a safe environment — at a cost of $3.1 million, a new proposal from a city councillor shows. The pitch, developed as one of the planks in Josh Matlow’s re-election platform released Friday, comes at a time when violence continues to escalate across the city. On Tuesday, it claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy in Regent Park, Mackai Bishop Jackson, who loved basketball and who frequented a city-run community centre that was closed to the public when he was killed. Matlow mapped 21 existing youth spaces to find the gaps. Those include what are called enhanced youth lounges run by the city and youth hubs run by the public library. Both models employ consistent staff in dedicated spaces with … [Read more...] about Expand after-school spaces for youth to stem violence, Toronto councillor urges
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OPPO F7 Youth raises bar for midrange smartphones (philstar.com) - June 4, 2018 - 5:50pm OPPO Philippines is once again changing the midrange smartphone arena with its latest addition to the F7 family, the OPPO F7 Youth, available for pre-order starting May 28. As part of the best-selling OPPO F7 family, the F7 Youth is a more affordable option to consumers who prefer to experience the latest smartphone features at a practical price of P13,990. A midrange smartphone with top-notch performance, the F7 Youth is equipped with AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology and inherited the same Helio P60 Octa-Core processor that is 80 percent faster than current smartphones in its price range, while maintaining 4-gigabyte RAM for multitasking and 64 gigabytes of storage. Upping the photography game, redefining selfies The OPPO F7 Youth's front camera carries the A.I. Beauty Technology 2.0 that the OPPO F7 takes pride in. Likened … [Read more...] about OPPO F7 Youth raises bar for midrange smartphones
By Angie Leventis Lourgos Chicago Tribune Mon., April 9, 2018 The summer after high school, Kacey Cabanban came out as transgender and was about to begin the transition to live as a man. But first the teen who grew up in north suburban Wauconda, Ill., faced one more weighty choice: whether to preserve his fertility — having his eggs harvested and frozen — prior to starting hormone therapy. “The idea of having my own kids with my own eggs was, I guess, a pretty easy decision,” said Cabanban, now 21 and a junior at Michigan State University. “Even just having the option available … I knew I wanted to do that.” Read more: Induced lactation allows transgender woman to breastfeed baby Article Continued Below Transgender man documents his own pregnancy, hoping to ‘demystify’ experience Transgender man seeks reasons from facility that refused to impregnate him Historically, many transgender people simply … [Read more...] about Some transgender youth are preserving their fertility by banking sperm or eggs before they transition
By Courtney Greenberg Special to the Star Mon., March 19, 2018 Loizza Aquino wants to talk about mental health — and she’s inviting her peers to join her. The 18-year-old Philippines native started a nonprofit organization called Peace of Mind three years ago in Winnipeg, where she grew up, as a safe space for youth to share experiences and “normalize” the conversation surrounding mental health and suicide. She’s now bringing it to Toronto. “I lost my best friend to suicide. It changed my whole perspective on life in general. I was so young and so was he, and I’d known him ever since I was in elementary school,” she said. “That’s why I created my own nonprofit at the age of 15 because I realized that the things lacking, in terms of mental health, were conversation, awareness and education.” Aquino is now a University of Toronto student and mental health advocate. After hosting four Peace of Mind events … [Read more...] about Peace of Mind aims to create safe spaces for youths to talk about mental health
By Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau Mon., March 5, 2018 The voting age should be lowered two years to 16 to boost turnout in elections and engage youth better, backbench Liberal MPP Arthur Potts proposes in a new private members’ bill. Scotland and Argentina are among the countries allowing teens to cast ballots at that age, when many are taking on other responsibilities such as getting behind the wheel of a car, Potts (Beaches-East York) said Monday. “They can drive. They can work,” Potts told a news conference at Queen’s Park. “This proposal is not a stretch from where we are today.” Share Your Thoughts! The push follows a panel discussion on voter engagement of young people attended by 300 people at Ryerson University last week, moderated by Star Queen’s Park columnist and visiting professor Martin Regg Cohn. Article Continued Below To address the phenomenon of low voter turnout at just 51 per cent in … [Read more...] about Let youth start voting at 16, urges Liberal MPP in private members’ bill.