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125 years ago - the Stanley Cup made its way into hockey

By admin - Published on Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:39

"On this day 125 years ago, Lord Stanley pledged to donate a silver cup to the best Canadian hockey team, establishing the Stanley Cup. It is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise, and is given to the National Hockey League playoff winner each year. The original trophy was a bowl made of silver, a copy of which now adorns the top of the current Stanley Cup, a huge 35-pound piece of silver and...."

Read more: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/events070318/

Foreign control of nursing homes in Canada

By admin - Published on Monday, 12 March 2018 08:43

"BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – The provincial government is being asked to ensure the recent Chinese takeover of a major private care provider doesn’t hurt vulnerable seniors.

Concerns are being raised about possible closures, standards being compromised and more jobs being contracted out.

Retirement Concepts, which is responsible for nearly ten per cent of all nursing home beds in this province, is now under the Chinese government’s control."

Read more: http://www.news1130.com/2018/03/11/foreign-takeover-bc-nursing-home-concern/

Porn damages your brain and can lead to erectile dysfunction

By admin - Published on Monday, 12 March 2018 08:22

"Believe it or not, studies show that those of us who make more frequent use of pornography have brains that are less connected, less active, and even smaller in some areas. [1] Thanks to modern science, now we know that the brain goes on changing throughout life, [2] constantly rewiring itself and laying down new nerve connections, and that this is particularly true in our youth. [3]

There’s some pretty fierce competition between brain pathways, and those that don’t get used enough will likely be replaced. [4] Use it or lose it, as they say. Only the strong survive.

That’s where porn comes in.

Porn happens to be fantastic at forming new, long-lasting pathways in the brain. In fact, porn is such a ferocious competitor that hardly any other activity can compete with it, including actual sex with a real partner. [5] That’s right, porn can actually overpower your brain’s natural ability to have real sex! Why? As Dr. Norman Doidge, a researcher at Columbia University, explains, porn creates the the perfect conditions and triggers the release of the right chemicals to make lasting changes in your brain. [6]"

Read more:https://fightthenewdrug.org/3-reasons-why-watching-porn-is-harmful/

Erectile dysfunction will cause you to die sooner

By admin - Published on Monday, 12 March 2018 08:11

"......Those with ED were more at risk of life-threatening diseases when compared to those who didn’t experience the problem, according to the study published in the 'Journal of Sex Medicine'.

In order to make their findings, scientists assessed data from 1,790 adult men aged between 20 and 85-year-olds from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, over seven years. 557 of those involved reported experiencing ED.

This data was used alongside death certification from the National death Index up until 21 December, 2011. 

The results showed that the risk of death rose by 70 per cent in men with ED."

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/erectile-dysfunction-linked-to-risk-of-early-death-impotence-a6791746.html

"Ontario nursing homes with the highest rates of reported abuse"

By admin - Published on Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:04

 "A year-long CBC Marketplace investigation called “Crying Out for Care” found that violence is on the rise in Ontario’s nursing homes. Between 2011 and 2016, reported abuse between residents or by caregivers has more than doubled in long-term care facilities.

20 Ontario nursing homes with the highest-reported rates of abuse between residents (2016)

Click on a home's name to view their response."

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/blog/40-ontario-nursing-homes-with-the-highest-rates-of-reported-abuse

Home

City

Beds 1

Reports 2

Rate per 100 beds

Birchwood Terrace

Kenora

96

38

39.58

Caressant Care Bourget

Bourget

56

16

28.57

Craigwiel Gardens

Ailsa Craig

83

22

26.51

Tyndall Seniors Village

Mississauga

151

40

26.49

Sandalwood Park

Brampton

120

30

25.00

Victoria Manor

Lindsay

166

39

23.49

Banwell Gardens

Windsor

142

33

23.24

Sunnycrest Nursing Home
(No Statement Received)

Whitby

136

31

22.79

Maplewood

Brighton

49

11

22.45

Hastings Centennial Manor

Bancroft

110

24

21.82

Chartwell Lancaster

Lancaster

60

11

18.33

Bella Senior Care

Niagara Falls

161

28

17.39

Chartwell Wynfield

Oshawa

172

29

16.86

Hastings Manor

Belleville

253

42

16.60

Centennial Place

Millbrook

128

21

16.41

Moira Place

Tweed

128

21

16.41

Mill Creek

Barrie

160

26

16.25

Garden Terrace

Kanata

160

26

16.25

Garden City Manor

St. Catharines

200

32

16.00

Fountain View

Toronto

158

25

15.82

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