Without Motive?

There has been a lot to be said on both sides of the debate of the new proposal for file sharing.  With well over one billion music files being shared in Canada each year and only about 2.00% of this comprising of legally purchased downloads, it’s not a wonder that the Songwriters Association of Canada has put forth a plan to ensure that music creators receive renumeration for their work as well as fulfill the demand for the way in which  music is distributed.  The plan would include a $5.00 a month ‘license’ to be added to everyones monthly internet provider’s bill.  The fee would allow users to share files legally without the threat of copyright infringment.  Some ISP providers are currently against this proposal as the administration of the framework would fall in their lap for implementation.  Would you support this plan?

Source and more info can be found at www.songwriters.ca

It pays to get fit

Did you know…

That for 2007, you may be able to claim the fees paid for physical fitness programs for your children under the age of 16 at the beginning of the year? The children’s fitness tax credit provides parents with an annual credit of up to $500 per child to help cover the cost of their child’s physical fitness programs or sporting activities fees. Under proposed legislation, if the child qualifies for the disability amount and is under the age of 18 at the beginning of the year, you may be able to claim an additional $500 credit.

For more information on this tax credit for 2007, visit www.cra.gc.ca/fitness.

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TEUCU Easter hours

TEUCU will be closed for Friday March 21 and Monday March 24, 2008. We will be open for business again on Tuesday March 25, 2008. Members can still access their account through the Telephone teller, CyberBanker and their ATM card.

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Balloon seen in the sky with diamond

 

Published: 14 Mar 2008-U.K. Sun-By Alex West

 A HOPELESS romantic saw his engagement plans vanish into thin air – after a balloon containing a £6,000 diamond ring was BLOWN AWAY.

Luckless Lefkos Hajji wanted to surprise girlfriend Leanne, 26 – so he told a florist to put the sparkler inside a helium balloon.

But as he left the shop a gust pulled it from his hand and the balloon soared into the sky.

Lefkos, 28, said: “I couldn’t believe it.

“I just watched as it went further and further into the air. I felt like such a plonker. It cost a fortune and I knew my girlfriend would kill me.”

The floor fitter spent two hours chasing the balloon in his car – but eventually gave up hope.

 

Vanished ... ring like one Lefkos lost

Vanished … ring like one Lefkos lost

Lefkos, of Hackney, East London, said: “I had been planning the proposal for ages.

“I thought I would give Leanne a pin so I could literally pop the question.

“But I had to tell her the story – she went absolutely mad.

“Now she’s refusing to speak to me until I get her a new ring.”

Florist Helen Savva, of Cockfosters, North London, who put the ring in the balloon, said: “I thought he was taking a risk. I said, ‘I hope you hold on to it’.”

Lefkos is still hoping the balloon turns up.

He said: “It would be amazing if someone found it.”

Doomsday Review

Have you seen I am Legend, Resident Evil, Mad Max, if so, you’ve seen Doomsday. This film was certainly exciting from the first five minutes right through to the end of the movie. The film is about a city on the British/Scotish border that is infected with a virus and their Government chooses to contain the Virus by enforcing Marshall Law and imprisoning the entire city with a wall that surounds it, i.e. I am Legend. Residents were told to stay in their homes until hope comes, hope that would never come, they were basically left to die. Twenty Five years later the Virus is back, this time in London. Video scans prove that there were survivors within the imprisoned city, so officials believe that there is a cure, and a specialized team lead by a tough woman with an I don’t care about anything attitude in to the city to try to find it, i.e. Resident Evil. Once in the city, they come across the survivors who have created their own world in a very futuristic cannibalistic biker gang society, i.e. Mad Max. What the specialized team didn’t realize is that they are stuck right in the middle of a war that is taking place within the city walls, while trying to find the cure before it’s too late. Although exciting, this film is not for everyone. It is brutally violent and gory from start to finish, hence the 18A rating. If this film was the first of its kind, I would have rated it higher, but I felt as though I’ve seen it before several times. 3/5.