And the Winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award is …

Stephen Waddell (centre), winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award, with Barb Mason, Chief Human Resources Officer, Scotiabank, and Edward Burtynsky, Co-founder of the award. Photo: Jamal Burger
Stephen Waddell (centre), winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award, with Barb Mason, Chief Human Resources Officer, Scotiabank, and Edward Burtynsky, Co-founder of the award. Photo: Jamal Burger

Stephen Waddell is already an established photographer, but his 2019 win of the ninth annual Scotiabank Photography Award, announced today at a gala reception in Toronto, will certainly take his career to the next level starting with an exhibition, a book and a cash prize.

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Ariana Grande ‘Thank U, Next’ music video explores her personal life via 90s chick flicks

Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next music video is full of references to the pulpiest of girl-movie pop culture, with appearances by original cast members, social media influencers, and friends who help Grande take jabs at her personal life, including past relationships. But, the best thing about this video is that it’s based on an anthem to herself.

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Don’t mess with Paris Hilton, she’ll show up at your hearing

On a recent episode of The Talk, Sara Gilbert asked if anyone has been a victim of identity theft and the resounding roar of “yes” from the audience was so loud it startled the panel. 

Paris Hilton. Photo: Glenn Francis, Toglenn at English Wikipedia
Paris Hilton. Photo: Glenn Francis, Toglenn at English Wikipedia
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Op-Ed: Earth Day 2019 – We don’t have time

by Kathleen Rogers and Ingmar Rentzhog

Humans have demonstrated, over and over again, a remarkable ability to cooperate in a crisis. The tragic fire at the beloved Notre Dame Cathedral was a case in point. Firemen and even members of the public rushed into the inferno, while millions of people around the world paced in front of their TV sets, wanting to jump in and help, anxiously waiting for the fire to be put out, and breathed a collective sigh of relief that there was hope for its survival. Donors rushed in behind first responders, generating a billion euros in financial support to rebuild within 24 hours. 

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Feeling low? Get a prescription for a dose of culture

The ROM. Photo: Cherryl Bird
The ROM building. Photo: Cherryl Bird

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) launches a health and wellness program to allow thousands of people access to art and culture as a measure to counteract increasing social isolation and loneliness. All you need is a referral from your local community service centre.

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Taylor Swift donates $113K to the Tennessee Equality Project to fight against anti-LGBTQ bills in the state

Taylor Swift gave a large donation to the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) yesterday, along with a hand-written note to Chris Sanders, the group’s leader, explaining why the project is close to her heart.

Taylor Swift, photo: Glenn_Francis
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Learn the new web accessibility guidelines in a free online course

If accessibility in technology moves society one step closer toward inclusivity, then this course represents a giant leap toward equal access. It’s available to anyone, anywhere in the world, who develops content for the web – for free.

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Live Aid benefit concert for Venezuela to avert humanitarian crisis

Alesso, Danny Ocean, Diego Torres, José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”, Luis Fonsi, Maluma, and Paulina Rubio are among a long line-up of artists invited to perform for Venezuela Aid Live, a concert organized by entrepreneur Richard Branson to raise funds for humanitarian aid to save the country, he says, is on the brink of starvation. The concert will be live-streamed around the world.

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