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Ontario Population Statistics   This report presents population projections for Ontario and each of its 49 Census Divisions from the  Site Reviews(0)
This report presents population projections for Ontario and each of its 49 Census Divisions from the base year of 2005 to 2031. These population projections were prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Finance in Winter 2006 as an update to the 2004-2031 Ontario Ministry of Finance population projections published in Winter 2005. The latter were the first projections following the 2001 Census and can be referenced on the Ministry of Finance Web site.
Added: Sep 15, 2006  Last Update: Sep 15, 2006  Category: O    Hits Out: 27
Urban Environment: Challenges to Sustainability   http://topics.developmentgateway.org/special/urbanenvironment  Site Reviews(11)
Ever since the Development Gateway resource was created a few years ago, they and their partner organizations have never shied away from taking on some of the thorniest issues facing human populations around the globe. Recently, they assembled their own set of top-notch experts to talk about the future of urban environments from a variety of informed perspectives. The subjects they were primarily concerned with included air pollution, the lack of clean water, and other issues that concern large urban areas, articularly in the developing world. Divided into four primary sections, the homepage brings together perspectives from Gateway members that answer questions such as *What are the biggest challenges to cities?* Other sections are also offered that provide effective networking suggestions for professionals and civic officials who might be intimately involved with such policy solutions. The site is rounded out by the *Communities* area, which allows users to view information on the role of technology and urban development and cities which have adopted certain sustainable technologies.
Added: Sep 10, 2006  Last Update: Sep 10, 2006  Category: U    Hits Out: 63
Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonist Index   http://cagle.msnbc.com/  Site Reviews(0)

Added: Aug 21, 2006  Last Update: Aug 21, 2006  Category: D    Hits Out: 43
Virtual Presentation Assistant   http://www2.ku.edu/~coms/virtual_assistant/vpa/vpa.htm  Site Reviews(1)
In these tumultuous times, it seems like more and more people want to win friends and influence people. Of course, there are enterprising souls who would attempt to sell you their insights into the art of oratory and such, but this website gives away such prized material at no cost to you, gentle browser. Virtual Presentation Assistant is an online tutorial dedicated to the art and skill of public speaking, and the site is maintained by the dedicated staff of the communication studies department at the University of Kansas. Simple in its design, the site covers such topics as selecting an appropriate theme for a speech, how to research said speech, and supporting your primary points. If all of this material doesn*t whet one*s appetite, the site also contains a selection of links to other sites that deal with the subject at hand.
Added: Jul 11, 2006  Last Update: Jul 11, 2006  Category: V    Hits Out: 28
An Inconvenient Truth   http://www.climatecrisis.net/  Site Reviews(0)
Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced. If that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our "planetary emergency" out to ordinary citizens before it's too late. With 2005, the worst storm season ever experienced in America just behind us, it seems we may be reaching a tipping point - and Gore pulls no punches in explaining the dire situation. Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore's personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator facing a harrowing family tragedy that altered his perspective, to the man who almost became President but instead returned to the most important cause of his life - convinced that there is still time to make a difference. With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization. Paramount Classics and Participant Productions present a film directed by Davis Guggenheim, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Featuring Al Gore, the film is produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll and Davis Guggenheim are the executive producers and the co-producer is Leslie Chilcott. Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced. If that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our "planetary emergency" out to ordinary citizens before it's too late. With 2005, the worst storm season ever experienced in America just behind us, it seems we may be reaching a tipping point - and Gore pulls no punches in explaining the dire situation. Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore's personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator facing a harrowing family tragedy that altered his perspective, to the man who almost became President but instead returned to the most important cause of his life - convinced that there is still time to make a difference. With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization. Paramount Classics and Participant Productions present a film directed by Davis Guggenheim, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Featuring Al Gore, the film is produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll and Davis Guggenheim are the executive producers and the co-producer is Leslie Chilcott. Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced. If that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our "planetary emergency" out to ordinary citizens before it's too late. With 2005, the worst storm season ever experienced in America just behind us, it seems we may be reaching a tipping point - and Gore pulls no punches in explaining the dire situation. Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore's personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator facing a harrowing family tragedy that altered his perspective, to the man who almost became President but instead returned to the most important cause of his life - convinced that there is still time to make a difference. With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization. Paramount Classics and Participant Productions present a film directed by Davis Guggenheim, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Featuring Al Gore, the film is produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll and Davis Guggenheim are the executive producers and the co-producer is Leslie Chilcott. Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced. If that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our "planetary emergency" out to ordinary citizens before it's too late. With 2005, the worst storm season ever experienced in America just behind us, it seems we may be reaching a tipping point - and Gore pulls no punches in explaining the dire situation. Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore's personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator facing a harrowing family tragedy that altered his perspective, to the man who almost became President but instead returned to the most important cause of his life - convinced that there is still time to make a difference. With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization. Paramount Classics and Participant Productions present a film directed by Davis Guggenheim, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Featuring Al Gore, the film is produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll and Davis Guggenheim are the executive producers and the co-producer is Leslie Chilcott.
Added: Jun 24, 2006  Last Update: Jun 24, 2006  Category: I    Hits Out: 14
SpoofStick   http://www.spoofstick.com/  Site Reviews(0)
Phishing is on the rise. Hardly a day goes by when you don't hear about sites that try to steal your information. In case you're unfamiliar with the term "phishing," it refers to sites that mimic legitimate sites. The creators hope to trick you into disclosing information such as user name and password. It used to be easy to tell these sites from the real thing. Bad grammar and typos were dead giveaways. But this isn't the case anymore. Phishers have gotten good. That's why I'm directing you to SpoofStick. It is just one more tool in your arsenal against malicious Web sites. Download the SpoofStick toolbar for Firefox or Internet Explorer. It shows you what site you're visiting. If it isn't the site you think you're visiting, you know to hightail it out of there –fast!
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: S    Hits Out: 46
Hearing Self-Test   http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/disorders/Self-Test.htm  Site Reviews(0)
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Web site contains a trove of information on hearing loss. First, take the self-test. This will help you determine if you're experiencing hearing loss. Then, you can read about hearing disorders and treatment. And if you need one, you can locate an audiologist. But most importantly, you'll find tips and advice for protecting your hearing.
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: #    Hits Out: 68
Digital Universe   http://www.digitaluniverse.net/  Site Reviews(0)
As you might have guessed by its name, The Digital Universe is an ambitious project. It seeks to become the largest source of accurate information in history. The Digital Universe just launched recently, but developers have been working on it for years. They're off to a good start! The site has amassed a stunning amount of information, which is arranged by category. To start exploring, you'll need to register. You can sign up for a free basic membership. However, there are also paid memberships that include Internet access. After you register, you're prompted to download the ManyOne browser. You'll need it to access the content. The browser is unlike any I've used before. But I won't ruin the surprise – I'll let you discover it for yourself!
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: D    Hits Out: 38
Mail Big File   http://www.mailbigfile.com/  Site Reviews(1)
Broadband has made it possible to do so much on the Internet. You can download music and movies. But it is still a hassle to send large files to people. Uploaded your file in a couple of clicks. to the file. It is just so easy! And, Mail Big File accepts files up to one gigabyte in size.
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: M    Hits Out: 13
Pandora   http://www.pandora.com/  Site Reviews(0)
How do you discover new music? If you're like most people, you probably rely on the radio or television to find new music artists. Or, you may use listening stations in record stores. But that's a hit-or-miss approach – you'll have to wade through a lot of music you don't like! Well, developers have been working on software to help you find new music. You start by specifying a song or musician that you like. The software analyzes elements in the music. It matches patterns to other music in its database. At Pandora, you can give it a try and see if this kind of software works for you. It creates your own personal playlist, so you can hear the recommendations in their entirety. Now that's cool!
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: P    Hits Out: 13
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