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1 2017 Subaru WRX: New Features, Same Great Performance ACTRESS KANGANA RANAUT AT THE LAUNCH OF STANDALONE VERO MODA STORE AT THE DLF MALL OF INDIA, NOIDA (IANS). COMMERCIAL SPACE SALES DECLINE IN APRIL TORONTO - Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that Toronto Real Estate Board Commercial Network Members reported 306,003 square feet of combined industrial, commercial/retail and office space leased through TREB's MLS System in April This result was down from 811,123 square feet of space leased in April Following the historic norm, industrial properties accounted for approximately 70 per cent of the total space leased in April. The office segment accounted for the next largest share followed by the commercial/retail segment. Average lease rates for properties transacted on a per square foot net basis, where pricing was disclosed, were up for the industrial and office market segments, but down for the commercial/retail segment. Commercial leasing results can be volatile on a month-to-month basis. This means that changes in average lease rates can be the result of changes in market conditions and compositional shifts in the type and location of properties leased. "There is no doubt that we have experienced some volatility in commercial leasing and sales activity over the past few months. This mirrors the broader Canadian economy. The most recent monthly GDP result released from Statistics Canada represented a decline in economic activity following four consecutive increases. Many businesses may still be in a holding pattern with regard to further real estate investment," said Mr. McLean. There were 48 combined industrial, commercial/retail and office sales reported in April 2016, where pricing was disclosed. This result was down compared to 72 sales reported for April Changes in average sale prices on a per square foot net basis varied by market segment and, similar to the leasing market, reflected changes in the type and geography of properties sold along with changes in market conditions. MISSISSAUGA - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) announced release of its 2017 Subaru WRX. Subaru's performance sedan for the true enthusiast offers refined styling yet still delivers a powerful message. For 2017, the Subaru WRX boasts a revised manual transmission and new technologies designed to enhance the infotainment experience, along with the response, sharp handling and unmatched levels of control characteristic of this performance icon. Powered by a 268-horsepower 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine, the 2017 WRX offers a choice between a sixspeed manual transmission or a sport-tuned Sport Lineartronic automatic transmission that offers smooth shifting as well as an 8-speed manual shift mode with sharp shifting response. In Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE), selecting Sport Sharp (S#) switches to 8-speed shifting. SI-DRIVE's Sport Sharp mode (S#) within Sport Lineartronic emulates traditional shift points to let drivers feel the WRX's impressive power and performance. Equipped with the Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive system built around the SUBARU BOXER engine, the WRX remains the symbol of Subaru AWD sport performance. The Subaru WRX employs an Active Torque Vectoring system that supplements the AWD system, making handling more precise and improved cornering. Multimode Vehicle Dynamics Control provides a precise and enjoyable driving experience. Subaru's performance sedan for the true enthusiast offers refined styling yet still delivers a powerful message. EVELYN SHARMA NEHA DHUPIA SONAM KAPOOR URVASHI RAUTELA ADITI RAO HYDARI PICS: IANS SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL ROGERS AT & BELL FIBE AT TO ADVERTISE CALL AND

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3 MIDWEEK NEWS WEEKLY TUESDAY, AUGUST MAY 24, 28, lifestyle MidWeek 27 AMBASSADOR OF INDIA TO FRANCE DR MOHAN KUMAR WITH ACTORS MANISH RAISINGHANI, AVIKA GOR AND WORLD NEWS NETWORK MANAGING DIRECTOR SATISH REDDY AT THE LAUNCH OF THE POSTER OF "ALMOST" - SHORT FILM AT 69TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL IN FRANCE (IANS). Protect skin, hair from UV rays on sunny days NEW DELHI, (IANS) Taking precaution is the best way to deal with the problems that harsh ultraviolet rays can cause to your skin and hair, says an expert. Make-up artist Shreya Chadha has suggested some precautions: * Keep your skin super-hydrated and well-nourished to retain moisture even in the driest months of April and May. Always keep an essence spray with you, especially when you go outside. The essence spray help to combat dullness, balances the skin's ph, boosts hydration level and keeps your skin soft and supple. * Add juicy, seasonal fruits and vegetables in your breakfast and meal menus. Orange, watermelon, melon, pineapple, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce and spinach are great source of beta-carotene that meet the water requirement of your skin. * During summer, avoid cleansing milk and use a mild face wash as per your skin type. Face wash containing alpha-hydroxy acid two to four times a day is advised. * Before going to bed at night, apply an oil-free moisturiser all over your skin to replenish its glow. * There are several types of sunscreen available in the market, but choose the one with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 25 or above. Apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before leaving the home. If you are afflicted with sunburns, then apply cool compresses only and never cover the sun-burned skin with a mask. * To remove excess oil and acne marks from the face, apply clay mask and face wash containing salicylic acid. These two give your face freedom from annoying oils and pimples and enhance the natural glow of your skin. * Excessive sweat makes your hair greasy and crumbled. To avoid this panic, wash your hair daily with a mild shampoo during summers, but don't scrub the scalp every time as scrubbing leads to secretion of oils from the scalp. After shampoo, you can use a conditioner to make your hair silky and shiny, but keep yourself away from the thick and dense hair oils throughout the summer. * Dandruff is another devil to your hair. It is a major cause of hair loss. Always keep your hair dry and clean to prevent dandruff. To avoid the issue, wash your head with a medicated shampoo containing zinc pyrithrone and ketoconazole once a week. Kitchen ingredients like lemon and fenugreek seeds are also very much effective to treat dandruff. WEAR THE RIGHT SHOE FOR THE RIGHT OCCASION! NEW DELHI, (IANS) Shoes have the power to make or break your outfit while elevating your mood. Loafers or moccasins have always been considered excellent driving shoes and if you're road-tripping your way through your holiday destination, it is a great shoe to invest in, says an expert. According to Neha Kumthekar, co-founder and managing director of shoe brand Oceedee, there are a few pairs of shoes that can take you from sight-seeing to dinner to partying without killing your feet. Here are the tips and styles Kumethkar shared: * Sunny side up with cute sandals: When there is scorching heat and you are heading to the sandy beach or the hot boardwalk, make a statement with a funky pair of summer style sandals. Add an interesting edge to your ensemble with creative prints. Rest your feet and relax in one of these easy-to-wear inspired flats and pep up your holiday mood already without losing out on precious suitcase space. * Get on the go with the block heel: Block heels are all the rage and worth the splurge. They are the perfect way to stay trendy while keeping true to comfort. It doesn't matter what your fashion persona might be, a block heel is the perfect style twist to any outfit and fits into any destination wardrobe. * Slip into style with slip-on loafers or moccasins: Loafers or moccasins have always been considered excellent driving shoes and if you're road-tripping your way through your holiday destination, it is a great shoe to invest in! * Wear the highest heels and the shortest dress: Be sassy, be sexy, be chic while being party-ready in your perfect pair of heels while you dance the nights away.


5 MIDWEEK NEWS WEEKLY TUESDAY, AUGUST MAY 24, 28, lifestyle MidWeek 29 HARD WATER LINKED TO RISK OF ITCHY RED RASH IN INFANTS LONDON, (IANS) High levels of water hardness at home may be linked to the development of eczema or itchy red rash early in life, says a study. Skin barrier impairment and dry skin are thought to be triggers of eczema in early life, partly through genetic predisposition. Environmental factors may also contribute to the breakdown of the skin barrier. The study examined the link between water hardness and chlorine concentrations in household water, damage to the skin's natural barrier and eczema in infancy. The researchers studied 1,300 threemonth old infants from families across Britain and gathered data on levels of water hardness (calcium carbonate) and chlorine in their household water from local water suppliers. The infants were checked for atopic childhood eczema and their skin's barrier function was assessed by measuring transepidermal water loss on the skin of an unaffected forearm. The findings, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, showed that living in a hard water area was associated with an up to 87 percent increased risk of eczema at three months of age, independent of domestic water chlorine content. "Our study builds on growing evidence of a link between exposure to hard water and the risk of developing eczema in childhood," said lead author Carsten Flohr from St John's Institute of Dermatology at King's College London. "We are about to launch a feasibility trial to assess whether installing a water softener in the homes of high risk children around the time of birth may reduce the risk of eczema and whether reducing chlorine levels brings any additional benefits," Flohr said. CCA-Canada Presents Positive Living Series to Raise Awareness for Health and Wellbeing TORONTO - Centre of Conscious Awareness- Canada is hosting a Positive Living seminar to raise awareness on stress related health issues. On Sunday, June 12, CCACanada is bringing in Jodie Brant, Public Health Nurse, to educate the public on this concern. High levels of stress can make a person feel tense or anxious, cause headaches, stomach ailments and other symptoms. Left untreated, stress can lead to more serious conditions like high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes and other factors associated with heart disease. On June 12 from 2pm to 4pm, CCA-Canada will be educating the public on this important topic. The seminar will be held at S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave, Toronto. Information on stress related symptoms, impact of stress on health and strategies to prevent and cope with everyday stress will be shared. This event is sponsored by CIBC. There is no admission fee and light refreshments will be provided. For more information on the seminar and to secure a seat, please visit Register by June 10. Let's come together to celebrate and learn about health and wellbeing.

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7 MIDWEEK NEWS WEEKLY TUESDAY, AUGUST MAY 24, 28, lifestyle MidWeek 31 Positive memories may help treat mental health problems LONDON, (IANS) Savouring positive memories and images is likely to generate positive emotions in the human mind and can prove to be effective in treating individuals with anxiety or depression, reveals a new research. A team of researchers from University of Liverpool investigated individuals' emotional reactions using a social technique called social broad-minded affective coping (BMAC) technique -- an intervention that aims to elicit positive affect or emotion through the use of mental imagery of a positive memory. "The findings suggest that the BMAC has the potential to be a practical and effective method for boosting mood amongst individuals with specific mental health problems such as anxiety or depression," said lead researcher Peter Taylor from University of Liverpool in Britain. The findings showed that following the social BMAC, the participants showed an increase in feelings of social safeness, warm positive affect and relaxed positive affect, whilst the negativity decreased. The results, which provide preliminary support for the effectiveness of the social BMAC in activating specific types of emotion, have been detailed in the journal Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. As part of the study 123 participants, recruited online, completed self-report measures of selfattacking (thinking mean, diminishing, insulting, and shaming thoughts about oneself), social safeness (feelings of warmth and connectedness) and pleasure. SHE ROCKS is a new Addition to this year's desifest TORONTO - She Rocks, takes place on Wednesday, May 25 at Adelaide Hall as a new addition to the very successful and 10th annual desifest. Headliner Jasmine Sandlas, songwriter, singer and performer who has been featured on the MTV Coke Studio and Spoken Word platforms, will entertain the Toronto audience with Bollywood and Punjabi music. Jasmine Sandlas is a songwriter, singer and performer who mainly sings Bollywood and Punjabi songs. Featured on the MTV Coke Studio and Spoken Word platforms. Sandlas has been singing from an early age. Her first song, 'Muskaan' written by Lalie Gill was a great success worldwide. In 2012, she received considerable fame and acclaim with her album 'Gulabi'. Her single Punjab De Javak in 2015 and Underground Album 'The Diamond' boosted her career. She has sung a number of songs for Bollywood including Kick, for which she did the song called "Devil-Yaar Naa Miley" with YoYo Honey Singh. "We wanted to create a platform that celebrates and spotlights the growing community of female artists within our community. The inaugural lineup spotlights five individuals breaking down stereotypes, changing perceptions and inspiring a new generation of female artists" say Sathish Bala, founder, desifest. Alongside Sandlas, who will be performing for the very first time in Toronto, will be Sachel, Lady Parul and Urvah Khan who will also present music. She Rocks will also recognize DJ Amita for her help and support over the past 20 years in pushing South Asian music, open doors for upcoming artists and being a true music pioneer. "It's an exciting new evolution for desifest and we hope the community will come out and support" says Michelle Ladha, project lead. She Rocks, All Female line up will be held at Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide Street West, Toronto on Wednesday, May 25. Doors Open at 8pm and the show begins at 9pm.



10 34 MidWeek MIDWEEK NEWS WEEKLY OCEAN-FACING HOUSE LINKED TO RELAXED LIFE, BETTER MENTAL NEW YORK, (IANS) Wish to lead a relaxed life with a sea-facing house? Here's another reason for you to save for a beach-facing house as the sight of water is linked to less stress and improved mental health, researchers say. The findings revealed that even after taking into account residents' wealth, age, sex and other neighbourhood factors, having a view of the ocean was associated with improved mental health. "Increased views of blue space are significantly associated with lower levels of psychological distress," said Amber L. Pearson from Michigan State University's water science network in the US. "However, we did not find that with green space," Pearson added. Using various topography data, the team studied the visibility of blue and green spaces from residential locations; green spaces included forests and grassy parks. The national survey used the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, or K10, which has proven to be an accurate predictor of anxiety and mood disorders. They found a strong link between health and the visibility of water, which the researchers call blue space. Visibility of green space did not show the same calming effect. "It could be because the blue space was all natural, while the green space included human-made areas, such as sports fields and playgrounds, as well as natural areas such as native forests," Pearson said. lifestyle TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 LUXURY VEHICLES: AUDI, BMW, MERCEDES, SPORTS CARS AND CONVERTIBLE CARS. WE ALSO HAVE 7, 8, AND 9 PASSENGERS VEHICLES


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