Radon – 2nd Leading cause of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers

November is National Radon Action Month in Canada.

Radon is a silent killer potentially lurking in your homes, but because its effects are not instantly fatal like from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning or smoke inhalation from fumes from a raging fire, Radon doesn’t seem to be given the attention it deserves.

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TP-Link Tapo C420S2 Wire-free Security camera system for worry-free living

Security cameras are a must-have in this day and age. While some people install cameras in every corner of their homes and offices, sadly, others don’t bother due to overly complicated setups and placement challenges. TP-Link changes all that with a new wire-free smart security camera lineup under the Tapo brand family. These cameras are water and dust resistant, easy to set up, and can be placed virtually anywhere, whether it’s indoors or outdoors.

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Aug 22, 1964 –59 Years ago The Day the Beatles shook Vancouver

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August 22, 1964. Photo by Owen Coppin. From the private collection of Red Robinson

The Fab Four’s first appearance in Canada 59 years ago was cut short because of a near riot

While February 7, 1964 was the day The Beatles crossed the big pond to conquer America, it was on August 22, 1964, the day before the legendary Hollywood Bowl Concert, that The Beatles made their first appearance north of the 49th Parallel. That concert was held outdoors at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, B.C.

The late legendary broadcaster and Disc Jockey Red Robinson, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, had previously introduced the likes of Elvis Presley, Bill Haley and Buddy Holly to the general public. But it was on that night in Vancouver that Red emceed the show that would go down as an unforgettable date in Beatle’s history.

I had the incredible opportunity to interview Red in 2004 when he graciously agreed to emcee a show at the PNE featuring Rubber Soul – The Canadian Tribute a band I was managing at the time.

Robinson, then 27, was at the time the Program Director and DJ at CFUN Radio in Vancouver. “It was a great day,” says Robinson. The concert was held on a football field on the site of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), built in 1954 for The British Empire and Commonwealth Games. It was during those games that Roger Bannister and John Landy broke the four-minute mile. [Read more…]

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One – Unmistakably Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One – Paramount Pictures and Skydance.


After enduring significant delays due to Covid, the long-awaited seventh installment of the Mission Impossible franchise, titled “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” has finally arrived. And if you thought that 2018’s “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” was the best yet, hold onto your seats because this latest film vows to deliver an even more thrilling experience..

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Demystifying Generative AI & ChatGPT –The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Podcast

In the first half of 2023, Generative AI and apps like ChatGPT have hit us like a tidal wave and is already impacting our lives. Our expert guest today, Robert Lavigne always seems to ride ahead of the curve. Rob is a Generative AI and Digital Media Specialist and joins us today to help demystify this wild frontier for both techies and those new to AI.

I had a delightful opportunity to interview Robert.

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Legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll DJ Red Robinson dead at 86

Red Robinson introduces Rubber Soul PNE August 21, 2004. Photo by Greg Gazin

Robinson interviewed, befriended and introduced the likes of The Beatles, Elvis, Bill Haley, and Buddy Holly to the Canadian public

Legendary Canadian Rock’ n’ Roll broadcaster and DJ Red Robinson passed away on Saturday at 86 after a brief illness.

I first met Red in 2004 when I asked him to introduce a tribute band I was managing at the time – Rubber Soul – The Beatles Experience – which had been selected to perform on the opening night (Aug. 21) of Vancouver’s Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) to commemorate both the 50th anniversary of the PNE and the 40th anniversary of the Beatles first Canadian concert at what was then the Empire Stadium. Empire Stadium was torn down during the eighties to make way for the PNE.

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TOP GUN: MAVERICK fills the “Need for Speed”

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

Thirty-six years and some things pretty much remain the same. The same can be said for Tom Cruise, a.k.a Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Cruise who turns 60 in July still has that youthful look and still up to his same tricks as the courageous and cocky test pilot persona reclaiming the top role in the much anticipated movie TOP GUN: MAVERICK, the sequel to the 1986 Top Gun.

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Uber Canada offering 50% off round trips to vote

Discounts of up to $5 off each trip 

If getting to the polls is a reason not to get out and vote, Uber Canada is reaching out to help. As part of the company’s commitment to get people out to the polls, they’re offering discounts to riders. The discounts apply to on roundtrips to and from their local voting stations of up to 50%, up to five dollars off per trip, not including tips.

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11 highlights for Windows 11 coming October 5

Looks like 2021 will be known as the year of Windows 11, will begin being phased in starting October 5th, 2021. This comes a little over six years after the unveiling of Windows 10.

The newest iteration of Windows, the company says, “is designed to bring you closer to what you love,” and get ready to power your productivity and creativity.

Windows lovers will be happy to know that the upgrade is free.

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Netflix & Podcasts: Video is Loving the Radio Star

                    

Netflix Podcast: Strong Black Leads – Tracy Clayton(L) interviews Hollywood celeb Jason Weaver

The phrase, “Video Killed the Radio Star” is often cited as a metaphor with respect to the domination of video over audio.  It’s also a song by a British New-Wave band and one-hit wonder, Buggles and the first selection played by MTV 40 years ago this month, August 1, 1981 to be exact, that sparked the birth of the music video revolution.

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