Aboriginal woman identified as Ottawas latest homicide victim

first_img(Gail Fawcett, above, with her two sons in this undated photo posted to Facebook by her sister.)APTN National NewsOttawa’s latest homicide victim has been identified as an Aboriginal woman who moved to Ottawa a number of years ago from Sarnia, Ont.Gail Fawcett, 54, was found Tuesday afternoon suffering from stab wounds screaming for help. She was pronounced dead a short time later in hospital.Her long-time boyfriend Gino Langevin, 45, was arrested on scene and has been charged with first-degree murder.Fawcett’s sister Sheila Fawcett-Yendall said on her Facebook page Monday that she was “numb” and “so lost for words.”It’s believed Fawcett is from the Aamjiwnanng First Nation in Sarnia.It was the city’s fifth homicide of the year.last_img

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India gets a touch of colours and strokes

first_imgIndia has a very rich tradition of art in all its facets. In Rajasthan, especially, vibrant colours express the central theme of the art works that distinguish themselves from the relatively stark, arid landscape and give joy and meaning to the process of living. The rhythm, music and romance of life is communicated through a vibrant interplay of colours. The central theme of artist Archana Jaideep Singh’s artworks is the quest for experiencing and depicting joy, beauty and love in life. Singh’s art is a unique expression of her existence. Having spent most of her life in physical pain and illnesses and consequently, she has created a colourful inner landscape to escape the depression and despair of a morbid existence. ‘The play of colours in my mind has had a major therapeutic role in my life and has been a tremendous source of fulfilment in my existence. Every individual has a particular calling – mine is painting with strong, vibrant colours. This energises my sense of freedom and identity,’ says Singh. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Singh believes that when we experience creation around us, we get mesmerised by its expression through seasons, the air that we breathe, the aroma of fresh grass and trees, the whispering of the leaves, the colours and fragrance of flowers of all types, the chirping of birds… Experiencing nature is like being one with the canvas of creation. The living objects on this very alive earth have innate propulsion to create, rejoice and find the musical rhythm within their own selves to experience life. In all societies, including the most primitive ones in the world, we discover that they have their own iconic expression of art in various forms like dancing, singing, painting on the inside and outside of caves, on the outside and inside of huts, on murals in havelis and palaces, in sculpture and architecture and more.There is no restriction vis a vis mediums for the expression of her artistic propulsions. In different phases, depending on moods, she utilises a variety of mediums, for example, sketches on paper using charcoal and pen, watercolours, oil paints on canvas, while in the exhibition held recently in the Capital, she used acrylic paints on canvas.last_img read more

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A WellTrained IT Team Your Companys Secret Weapon Infographic

first_imgJanuary 25, 2015 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowcenter_img Skilled IT pros do so much more than put out help desk fires. In companies big and small, they’re responsible for maintaining basically everything that plugs in — computers, servers, printers, phones and beyond. No pressure, right?When something breaks or a virus strikes, it’s their job to fix it and fast. When it’s time to switch to new hardware or software, it’s their job to find it, install it and train every employee on it. And that’s only scratching the surface.Related: How to Choose the Right Tech Support for Your BusinessThere’s a lot riding on your IT team’s shoulders — only the entire digital backbone of your organization. That’s why it’s so important, even mission-critical, that you make every effort to be sure they’re up to the tall task before them.Thankfully, for those of us who don’t speak techie, the folks at U.K. Microsoft training consultancy Best STL have put together a handy infographic detailing what you should expect from your IT team and how to ensure they’re properly trained. Check it out below.Click to EnlargeRelated: 10 Questions to Ask When Hiring Your Company’s First IT Support Person Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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