The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper printed in five cities in western and central Canada. With a weekly readership of 2,018,923 in 2015, it is Canada's most read newspaper on weekdays and Saturdays, although it falls behind the Toronto Star in overall weekly circulation because the Star publishes a Sunday edition while the Globe does not; the Globe and Mail is regarded by some as Canada's "newspaper of record". The newspaper is owned based in Toronto; the predecessor to The Globe and Mail was called The Globe. Brown's liberal politics led him to court the support of the Clear Grits, precursor to the modern Liberal Party of Canada; the Globe began in Toronto as a weekly party organ for Brown's Reform Party, but seeing the economic gains that he could make in the newspaper business, Brown soon targeted a wide audience of liberal minded freeholders. He selected as the motto for the editorial page a quotation from Junius, "The subject, loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures."
The quotation is carried on the editorial page to this day. By the 1850s, The Globe had become an well-regarded daily newspaper, it began distribution by railway to other cities in Ontario shortly after Confederation. At the dawn of the twentieth century, The Globe added photography, a women's section, the slogan "Canada's National Newspaper", which remains on its front-page banner, it began opening bureaus and offering subscriptions across Canada. On 23 November 1936, The Globe merged with The Mail and Empire, itself formed through the 1895 merger of two conservative newspapers, The Toronto Mail and Toronto Empire. Press reports at the time stated, "the minnow swallowed the whale" because The Globe's circulation was smaller than The Mail and Empire's; the merger was arranged by George McCullagh, who fronted for mining magnate William Henry Wright and became the first publisher of The Globe and Mail. McCullagh committed suicide in 1952, the newspaper was sold to the Webster family of Montreal.
As the paper lost ground to The Toronto Star in the local Toronto market, it began to expand its national circulation. The newspaper was unionised under the banner of the American Newspaper Guild. From 1937 until 1974, the newspaper was produced at the William H. Wright Building, located at 140 King Street West on the northeast corner of King Street and York Street, close to the homes of the Toronto Daily Star at Old Toronto Star Building at 80 King West and the Old Toronto Telegram Building at Bay and Melinda; the building at 130 King Street West was demolished in 1974 to make way for First Canadian Place, the newspaper moved to 444 Front Street West, the headquarters of the Toronto Telegram newspaper, built in 1963. In 1965, the paper was bought by Winnipeg-based FP Publications, controlled by Bryan Maheswary, which owned a chain of local Canadian newspapers. FP put a strong emphasis on the Report on Business section, launched in 1962, thereby building the paper's reputation as the voice of Toronto's business community.
FP Publications and The Globe and Mail were sold in 1980 to The Thomson Corporation, a company run by the family of Kenneth Thomson. After the acquisition there were few changes made in news policy. However, there was more attention paid to national and international news on the editorial, op-ed, front pages in contrast to its previous policy of stressing Toronto and Ontario material; the Globe and Mail has always been a morning newspaper. Since the 1980s, it has been printed in separate editions in six Canadian cities: Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Southern Ontario Newspaper Guild employees took their first strike vote at The Globe in 1982 marking a new era in relations with the company; those negotiations ended without a strike, the Globe unit of SONG still has a strike-free record. SONG members voted in 1994 to sever ties with the American-focused Newspaper Guild. Shortly afterwards, SONG affiliated with the Communications and Paperworkers Union of Canada. Under the editorship of William Thorsell in the 1980s and 1990s, the paper endorsed the free trade policies of Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
The paper became an outspoken proponent of the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord, with their editorial the day of the 1995 Quebec Referendum quoting a Mulroney speech in favour of the Accord. During this period, the paper continued to favour such liberal policies as decriminalizing drugs and expanding gay rights. In 1995, the paper launched globeandmail.com. Since the launch of the National Post as another English-language national paper in 1998, some industry analysts had proclaimed a "national newspaper war" between The Globe and Mail and the National Post; as a response to this threat, in 2001, The Globe and Mail was combined with broadcast assets held by Bell Canada to form the joint venture Bell Globemedia. In 2004, access to some features of globeandmail.com became restricted to paid subscribers only. The subscription service was reduced a few years to include an electronic edition of the newspaper, access to its archives, membership to a premium investment site
Stuart Saves His Family
Stuart Saves His Family is a 1995 American comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, based on a series of Saturday Night Live sketches from the early to mid-1990s. The film follows the adventures of would-be self-help guru Stuart Smalley, a creation of comedian Al Franken, as he attempts to save both his troubled family and his low-rated public-access television show; some of the plot is inspired by Franken's book, I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, Doggone It, People Like Me!: Daily Affirmations by Stuart Smalley. The film was produced by Lorne Michaels. Co-stars include Laura San Giacomo, Vincent D'Onofrio, Shirley Knight, Lesley Boone and Harris Yulin. Julia Sweeney, Joe Flaherty, Robin Duke, Richard Riehle, future WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts and Kurt Fuller have cameo roles. Stuart Smalley, the disciple of the 12-step program, is challenged by life's injustices, he loses his public-access cable television show, must beg his manipulative overbearing boss for his job back, rehabilitate his alcoholic father and drug abuser brother, support his overweight mother and sister in their lack of ability in handling their relationships with their husbands.
Stuart is supported by his 12-step sponsors as he regresses to his negative behaviors each time he faces these challenges. Al Franken as Stuart Smalley Laura San Giacomo as Julia Vincent D'Onofrio as Donnie Smalley Shirley Knight as Mom Lesley Boone as Jodie Smalley Harris Yulin as Dad Julia Sweeney as Mea C. Joe Flaherty as Cousin Ray Al Franken created and played the character Stuart Smalley in Saturday Night Live sketches. After reading the book, Harold Ramis approached Franken about developing it into a movie. According to Franken, Ramis was responsible for making the movie happen; the film was a failure at the box office, earning only $912,082. This followed the box-office failures of other SNL-adaptations, it received many negative reviews, including those from Variety, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film scores 30% with an average rating of 4.7/10 of 27 reviews counted. Shortly after the movie left the theaters, Saturday Night Live featured a "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" sketch that parodied the poor box office returns.
Stuart was depressed and bitter throughout the entire segment and lambasted the audience for choosing other movies over his. The film was not universally panned. Siskel & Ebert each gave the film a "thumbs up" rating, with Siskel calling it "smart and hip" and Ebert saying that "it has more courage than a lot of serious films." The film received good reviews from The Washington Post, Deseret News, the Chicago Reader. Franken mentioned his depression following the film's failure in his 2003 book, Oh, the Things I Know! A Guide to Success, or Failing That, Happiness. In a 1999 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Franken stated. Stuart Saves His Family was released on VHS in October 1995. In 2007, the film was packaged with two other Lorne Michaels productions, Wayne's World and Coneheads, to be sold as a "triple feature". In 2013, Warner Bros. acquired the management of Paramount's DVD library, added Stuart Saves His Family to their Warner Archive Collection. Stuart Saves His Family at AllMovie Stuart Saves His Family on IMDb Review of the movie by Roger Ebert
Laurence Tureaud, known professionally as Mr. T, is an American actor, television personality, retired professional wrestler, known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team and as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III. Mr. T is known for his distinctive hairstyle inspired by warriors of Mandinka nation in West Africa, his gold jewelry, his tough-guy image. In 2006, he starred in I a reality show shown on TV Land. Tureaud was born in Chicago, the youngest son in a family with twelve children, his father, Nathaniel Tureaud, was a minister. Tureaud, with his four sisters and seven brothers, grew up in a three-room apartment in the Robert Taylor Homes. Tureaud's professional name, Mr. T. was based upon his childhood impressions regarding the lack of respect from white people for his family: I think about my father being called'boy', my uncle being called'boy', my brother, coming back from Vietnam and being called'boy'. So I questioned myself: "What does a black man have to do before he's given the respect as a man?"
So when I was 18 years old, when I was old enough to fight and die for my country, old enough to drink, old enough to vote, I said I was old enough to be called a man. I self-ordained myself Mr. T so the first word out of everybody's mouth is "Mr." That's a sign of respect that my father didn't get, that my brother didn't get, that my mother didn't get. Tureaud attended Dunbar Vocational High School, where he played football and studied martial arts. While at Dunbar he became the citywide wrestling champion two years in a row, he won a football scholarship to Prairie View A&M University, where he majored in mathematics, but was expelled after his first year. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Military Police Corps. In November 1975, Tureaud was awarded a letter of recommendation by his drill sergeant, in a cycle of six thousand troops Tureaud was elected "Top Trainee of the Cycle" and was promoted to squad leader. In July 1976, Tureaud's platoon sergeant punished him by giving him the detail of chopping down trees during training camp at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, but did not tell him how many trees, so Tureaud single-handedly chopped down over 70 trees from 6:30–10:00 a.m. when a shocked major superseded the sergeant's orders.
After his discharge, he tried out for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League, but failed to make the team due to a knee injury. Tureaud next worked as a bouncer, it was at this time that he created the persona of Mr. T, his wearing of gold neck chains and other jewelry was the result of customers losing the items or leaving them behind at the night club after a fight. A banned customer, or one reluctant to risk a confrontation by going back inside, could return to claim his property from Mr. T wearing it conspicuously right out front. Along with controlling the violence as a doorman, Tureaud was hired to keep out drug dealers and users. During his bouncing days, Tureaud was in over 200 fights and was sued a number of times, but won each case. "I have been out of the courts as a result of my beating up somebody. I have been sued by customers whom I threw out that claimed that I viciously attacked them without just cause and/or I caused them great bodily harm as a result of a beating I gave them," Mr. T once remarked.
He parlayed his job as a bouncer into a career as a bodyguard that lasted ten years. During these years he protected, among others, sixteen prostitutes, nine welfare recipients, five preachers, eight bankers, ten school teachers, four store owners; as his reputation improved, however, he was contracted to guard, among others, seven clothes designers, five models, seven judges, three politicians, six athletes and forty-two millionaires. He protected well-known personalities such as Muhammad Ali, Steve McQueen, Michael Jackson, Leon Spinks, Joe Frazier and Diana Ross, charging $3,000 per day, to a maximum of $10,000 per day, depending on the clientele's risk-rate and traveling locations. With his reputation as "Mr. T", Tureaud attracted strange offers and was approached with odd commissions, which included assassination, tracking runaway teenagers, locating missing persons, large firms asking him to collect past-due payments by force. Tureaud was once anonymously offered $75,000 to assassinate a target and received in the mail a file of the hit and an advance of $5,000, but he refused it.
He offered me $75,000 to kill his friend. The last envelope and letter contained first class, United. Plus there was $5,000 wrapped in a little package and hundred dollar bills. I tell you the honest truth. Tureaud states that he tried to warn the victim, but it was too late and the man died in a car accident. In accepting a client, Tureaud had two rules: the client must not lie to him and must shop around first, he made it clear to the client beforehand that he could not promise them their lives, "I did everything except guarantee people's lives, but I guarantee you that I will give my life protecting yours". He carried a.357 Magnum and a.38 caliber snubnose revolver. He weighed an average of 255 pounds. While he was in his late twenties, Tureaud won two tough-man competitions consecutively; the first aired as "Sunday Games" on NBC-TV under the contest of "America's Toughest Bouncer" which included throwing a 150-pound stuntman, breaking through a 4-inch wooden door. For the first event, Tureaud came in third place.
For the end, two finalists squared off in a boxing ring for a two-minute round to declare the champion. Making it
The Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning known as Humber College, was founded in 1967. Humber is a publicly funded college in Toronto, Canada. Humber has three main campuses, Humber North campus, Lakeshore campus, Humber Orangeville campus. Humber offers more than 150 programs including bachelor’s degree, certificate, post-graduate certificate and apprenticeship programs, across 40 fields of study. Humber College offers the following degrees: Humber provides academic advisors and resources, such as a career finder. Most of Humber's programs contain a practical experimental component to them, such as an internship, Co-op, or field placement. Beyond this, Humber College provides Bridging Programs for internationally trained professionals in the fields of engineering and information technology; these Bridging Programs include: Engineering Software Skills Enhancement Mobile Systems Integration. NET Developer Bridging Program Supply Chain Bridging ProgramHumber serves 25,000 full-time and 57,000 part-time learners.
Humber was established in 1967 under Gordon Wragg. The first new section of Humber College opened on Monday September 11, 1967 at James S. Bell Elementary School, a public school on Lake Shore Boulevard West; the Lakeshore Campus began with the addition of the manpower retraining programs on Queen Elizabeth Way in Etobicoke. In November 1968, North Campus was opened by Mayor E. A. Horton of Etobicoke and Mayor Jack Moulton of York. In the early 1970s, student enrollment was increasing which led Humber to expand its business and technology programs at both the North and Lakeshore Campuses. Humber College had the largest group of business students in the province. Three year co-op programs were developed in the early 1970s in a range of technology and business programs. Humber became Canada's largest college with over 50,000 part-time learners. By the early 1980s Humber was developing new programs to respond to business and industry demands by focusing on flexibility in class schedules, including a weekend College.
Its skill-based training courses included self-paced programming and, along with Holland College in Prince Edward Island, became one of the National Centers for industry driven DACUM curriculum. Humber introduced flexible manufacturing and was a pioneer in introducing computer applications in technology programs. Lakeshore Campus, at its new permanent location on the lakeshore, was the first college to introduce a solar technology program to respond to the needs of that growing industry of the time. Humber had a large international outreach program, working in over 20 countries. With the assistance of ADB, the Government of Canada, it developed the largest international program of all of the Canadian colleges by 1987, introducing the concept of responsive tertiary education to countries throughout Africa and Asia. In 1983 the campus was used for filming of the first Police Academy film, released the following year. After the mid-1980s, the college concentrated more on arts and applied arts programs and refocused its energy on internal processes rather than program innovation and on local rather than national or international activities.
It is an Ontario Institute of Advanced Learning. School of Applied Technology The Business School School of Media Studies and Information Technology School of Social and Community Services School of Creative and Performing Arts School of Health Sciences School of Hospitality and Tourism School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Located in northwest Toronto adjacent to the Humber River, the Humber North Campus has 20,000 full-time and 57,000 part-time students, 1,000 of them living in residence; the campus offers full-time and part-time programs in various fields including Business, Applied Technology, Health Sciences, Media Studies, Liberal Arts and Tourism. In addition to that, the campus has an indoor pool and sauna, athletics facilities and a functioning spa. On April 18, 2015, Humber College opened Humber Learning Resource Commons which serves as the new main entrance for the campus; the 264,000-square-foot building has six floors and features a student gallery and commons, a new library, enhanced student services, the Registrar’s Office, Student Recruitment, Student Success & Engagement, the International Centre, the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences and administrative offices.
The building was designed by B+H Architects and it cost $79 million to build, $74.5 million of which were funded by Ministry of Training and Universities. The Donor Wall, located in the North Campus, was installed to acknowledge individuals and organizations whose cumulative contributions have reached or exceeded $10,000; the wall comprises a series of individual hexagonal tiles with four donor levels and integrated touch screens that provide a flexible, interactive component to student and teachers. As of March 2019, the wall displays more than 350 supporters who have donated to Humber since its opening in 1967; the campus includes University of Guelph-Humber, with a collaborative university-college partnership between the University of Guelph and Humber College. Located along the shores of Lake Ontario, at Kipling and Lake Shore Blvd. W, Humber's Lakeshore campus located in New Toronto has 7,200 full-time students, with 400 living in residence; the Lakeshore Campus sits on the large grounds of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital and Lakeshore Teachers College, in the west-end New Toronto neighbourhood of Toronto.
When leased by Humber College, the college vowed to keep the historical site in good condition and enhance its park-like setting as an asset to the So
Debra McGrath is a Canadian actress and comedian. Debra McGrath was born in Toronto in 1954, she studied theatre at Ryerson University. McGrath first started her career at The Second City Toronto, Ontario in 1983, where she was a writer and actress, a director. McGrath has made numerous guest appearances on a variety of Canadian TV series and had a regular role in the first season of Paradise Falls, she starred with her husband, Colin Mochrie, in two television series, CBC's Getting Along Famously and the children's series Seven Little Monsters. She starred on Little Mosque on the Prairie in which she played Mayor Popowitcz. In 2003, she formed. Fellow cast members Kathy Greenwood, Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood, Teresa Pavlinek and McGrath perform sketches about situations ordinary women face every day. McGrath left the troupe in the first half of 2009, she has done voices in several other animated shows including George and Martha, Stories From My Childhood, George Shrinks, The Raccoons, Little Bear, Blazing Dragons, Mr. Men and Little Miss, My Dad the Rock Star and Margaret, Freaky Stories, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, The Neverending Story, Free Willy, Bad Dog, Flying Rhino Junior High, The Berenstain Bears, Flash Gordon and Franklin as well as the feature film Franklin and the Green Knight.
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Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute
Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute and Adult Learning Centre is an adult and alternative high school, part of the Toronto District School Board in Etobicoke, Canada part of the Etobicoke Board of Education since 1956. The motto for Burnhamthorpe is Quisque Praestet Officium which translates to "No matter whose attention offers". During the 1966 school year BCI shared classrooms with students at Martingrove Collegiate Institute, whose school was not completed in time for the start of the school year. Robin Duke - actress Catherine O'Hara - actress and writer, Second City Television Linda Manzer - luthier Nik Ranieri - Supervising Animator, Walt Disney Feature Animation George Smitherman - former Ontario Deputy Premier List of high schools in Ontario Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute TDSB Profile TDSB Profile
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film and television; the analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art. In ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval world, the time of William Shakespeare, only men could become actors, women's roles were played by men or boys. After the English Restoration of 1660, women began to appear on stage in England. In modern times in pantomime and some operas, women play the roles of boys or young men. After 1660 in England, when women first started to appear on stage, the terms actor or actress were used interchangeably for female performers, but influenced by the French actrice, actress became the used term for women in theater and film.
The etymology is a simple derivation from actor with -ess added. When referring to groups of performers of both sexes, actors is preferred. Actor is used before the full name of a performer as a gender-specific term. Within the profession, the re-adoption of the neutral term dates to the post-war period of the 1950 and'60s, when the contributions of women to cultural life in general were being reviewed; when The Observer and The Guardian published their new joint style guide in 2010, it stated "Use for both male and female actors. The guide's authors stated that "actress comes into the same category as authoress, manageress,'lady doctor','male nurse' and similar obsolete terms that date from a time when professions were the preserve of one sex.". "As Whoopi Goldberg put it in an interview with the paper:'An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor – I can play anything.'" The UK performers' union Equity has no policy on the use of "actor" or "actress". An Equity spokesperson said that the union does not believe that there is a consensus on the matter and stated that the "...subject divides the profession".
In 2009, the Los Angeles Times stated that "Actress" remains the common term used in major acting awards given to female recipients. With regard to the cinema of the United States, the gender-neutral term "player" was common in film in the silent film era and the early days of the Motion Picture Production Code, but in the 2000s in a film context, it is deemed archaic. However, "player" remains in use in the theatre incorporated into the name of a theatre group or company, such as the American Players, the East West Players, etc. Actors in improvisational theatre may be referred to as "players". In 2015, Forbes reported that "...just 21 of the 100 top-grossing films of 2014 featured a female lead or co-lead, while only 28.1% of characters in 100 top-grossing films were female...". "In the U. S. there is an "industry-wide in salaries of all scales. On average, white women get paid 78 cents to every dollar a white man makes, while Hispanic women earn 56 cents to a white male's dollar, Black women 64 cents and Native American women just 59 cents to that."
Forbes' analysis of US acting salaries in 2013 determined that the "...men on Forbes' list of top-paid actors for that year made 21/2 times as much money as the top-paid actresses. That means that Hollywood's best-compensated actresses made just 40 cents for every dollar that the best-compensated men made." The first recorded case of a performing actor occurred in 534 BC when the Greek performer Thespis stepped onto the stage at the Theatre Dionysus to become the first known person to speak words as a character in a play or story. Prior to Thespis' act, Grecian stories were only expressed in song, in third person narrative. In honor of Thespis, actors are called Thespians; the male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama: tragedy and the satyr play. Western theatre developed and expanded under the Romans; the theatre of ancient Rome was a thriving and diverse art form, ranging from festival performances of street theatre, nude dancing, acrobatics, to the staging of situation comedies, to high-style, verbally elaborate tragedies.
As the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Records show that mime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies and other entertainments were popular. From the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder. Small nomadic bands of actors traveled around Europe throughout the period, performing wherever they could find an audience. Traditionally, actors were not of high status. Early Middle Ages actors were denounced by the Church during the Dark Ages, as they were viewed as dangerous and pagan. In many parts of Europe, traditional beliefs of the region and time period meant actors could not receive a Christian burial. In the Early Middle Ages, churches in Europe began staging dramatized versions of biblical events. By the middle of the 11th century, liturgical drama had spread from Russia to Scandinavia