By Mia Rabson The Canadian Press Sat., Feb. 9, 2019 OTTAWA—As the frigid air of an Ottawa winter howled outside in January 2013, Jody Wilson-Raybould stood at the centre of a mass of national media, trying to be a peacemaker as First Nations chiefs from across the country battled over how to secure a meeting with the sitting government on their terms. Some wanted to reject a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, because they felt their talks should be directly with the crown, or its representative in Canada, Gov. Gen. David Johnston. Wilson-Raybould was the British Columbia regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations, and she was going to build the bridge between the chiefs, and then between the chiefs and a government many felt was hostile to Indigenous issues. When the meeting with Harper finally happened, she would later say, she realized change was going to be easier if she was on the inside. So she ran for the Liberals in the 2015 election and … [Read more...] about Wilson-Raybould entered politics hoping to build bridges. She is now at the centre of one of the largest conflicts to hit the Trudeau government.
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A lot of us can relate to the love-hate relationship we have with running. It’s a fairly physically demanding sport and is ever-so-easy to make excuses to avoid. Once you’ve broken out of your good running habits, it can be hard to find your motivation again with enthusiasm and enjoyment. Check out Shape’s tips on rekindling your love for running. Walk before you run In other words, take small steps, especially if you just begin to run. It’s best to start slow in both pace and distance, and slowly work yourself up to it. Christy Vachal, run coach from the Mile High Run Club in New York City said to Shape that it is good to begin with the walk-run-walk method – running for two minutes, walking for one minute and repeating until you work your way up to 30 minutes. “Be realistic with your goals, but also challenge yourself to push outside of that comfort zone,” said Vachal. Take it slowly People often burn themselves out quickly when they … [Read more...] about How to get back into running and actually enjoy it
LONDON, Ontario: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is faced with a dilemma as an election approaches: how to credibly clamp down on Riyadh over its human rights record while sparing a US$13 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.Trudeau, who has promised "consequences" for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is under pressure to freeze an already unpopular US$13 billion contract for armoured vehicles built in Canada by U.S.-based General Dynamics.The problem is that the deal underpins 3,000 jobs in the small city of London, Ontario, a recovering manufacturing centre and a likely battleground in next year's federal vote.The debate over the deal is worrying to members of Trudeau's ruling Liberal party, including Peter Fragiskatos, the lawmaker from the London North Centre parliamentary constituency."A lot of jobs depend on this contract," Fragiskatos said in an interview, noting Trudeau has visited the city several times and "understands very well the challenges that London … [Read more...] about Trudeau’s dilemma: how to be tough on Saudi Arabia and save jobs
KUALA LUMPUR - Ties between Singapore and Malaysia have been forged over many years and are anchored in mutual trust and respect, President Halimah Yacob said on Wednesday (Sept 19), as she encouraged Singaporeans who work and live in Malaysia to maintain the strong networks and friendships. Speaking at a breakfast reception for Singaporeans here at the Singapore High Commission on the second day of her visit, she said it was important for these ties to remain strong as they are "very important countries in Asean" and shared similar cultures. "We want Asean to prosper. Asean prospers only because the countries within it are strong, independent, respect, and work well with each other. Asean presents tremendous opportunity for us," she said, citing the grouping's population and size of its economy. She added that Singaporeans abroad played a crucial role as "ambassadors" in other countries because the friendships and networks built are the most enduring aspects of any bilateral … [Read more...] about Madam Halimah urges Singaporeans to build on strong ties with Malaysia
caption Bethenny Frankel is the founder and CEO of Skinnygirl brands. She sold her liquor line in 2011 for $100 million. source Jamie Cody Bethenny Frankel is the CEO of Skinnygirl, a brand empire she built through her role on the reality show “Real Housewives of New York.” In 2011 Frankel sold her line of cocktails for a reported $100 million. Frankel explained how a difficult childhood and a lack of money for much of her career influenced the way she approached entrepreneurship and business opportunities. You may know Bethenny Frankel from her lead role on “The Real Housewives of New York City,” but don’t dismiss her as simply a reality-TV star. “I didn’t want to be on the show,” she told Business Insider for our podcast “Success! How I Did It.” “I thought it was going to be a bunch of drunk people acting crazy and a disaster. It was, and I ended up making money off of that, those drunk … [Read more...] about Skinnygirl CEO Bethenny Frankel explains how she used ‘Real Housewives’ to build a brand worth $100 million