Login/Register With: TORONTO – TEDxToronto today announced that Toronto-born rapper Kardinal Offishall will take the stage as the host of the 11th annual conference on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Evergreen Brick Works. In addition to the previously announced speakers, the daylong event will also feature entertainment from a range of unique performers, who encapsulate the culture and excitement of the city of Toronto.DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2019LOCATION: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment HOST: Kardinal Offishall: Born and raised in Toronto, rapper and producer Kardinal Offishall paved the way for a new wave of Canadian stars. He’s been nominated for more than 15 Juno Awards and, with his hit “Dangerous”, he was the first Canadian rapper to crack the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Kardinal is a multiple ASCAP award and Socan award winner and has collaborated with the best out there including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and, of course, Akon.PERFORMERS:Liza: Liza is an R&B singer-songwriter from Toronto who grew up immersed in Ethiopian musical culture. Her debut EP—February 29—earned glowing reviews following its 2017 release. Liza has performed at several major music festivals in the city—including uTOpia, NXNE, Canadian Music Week.DATU: DATU is comprised of Alexander Junior, Romeo Candido, Gee Soropia and a revolving roster of dancers and guest artists. Their musical style blends traditional Filipino music with modern sounds, including hip hop, electronic and indie.She’s All That: Sima Sepehiri and Neha Kohli make up the comedy duo She’s All That. Their show, inspired by the fact they’re both first-generation immigrants and massive Harry Potter nerds, includes comedy sketches, musical numbers—and maybe even a bit of magic. Both were members of Woke ‘N Broke, a sketch troupe that won Critics Pick at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival.futura collective: futura collective is comprised of some of Toronto’s finest classical musicians. Together, they transform hip-hop’s most influential tracks into vibrant arrangements for strings, piano, and percussion, while staying true to the heart of each song. Their high-energy performances, led by Kristian Fourier, often contain striking visual elements.Tickets for TEDxToronto – one of Canada’s largest TEDx conferences – are available at www.tedxoronto.com/tickets. To learn more about this year’s speaker lineup, see here. If you can’t attend the conference in person, you can catch the speakers and performances through our livestream. Simply visit our www.tedxtoronto.com on October 26 to catch the talks in real time. To learn more about this year’s speaker lineup, see here.About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)About TEDTED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 will also be published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on Apple Podcasts and all other podcast platforms.TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, Sincerely, X, and one of Apple Podcasts’ most downloaded new shows of 2018, WorkLife with Adam Grant.Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq. Kardinal Offishall set to Host TEDxToronto Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Facebook
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCitizenship Dept blames Govt newspaper for “misprint” of naturalisation noticesApril 5, 2019In “latest news”GRO is not corrupt – Rohee rubbishes claims by Min. FelixNovember 30, 2015In “Politics”Opposition MP Adrian Anamayah to resignApril 3, 2019In “latest news” …publishes alleged fraudulent naturalisation noticesOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has express grave concern over what he believes is an immigration racket going on at the Citizenship Department within the Ministry of the Presidency.Jagdeo told reporters at his weekly press conference on Wednesday that there is an “enormous cesspool of corruption” at the Citizenship Department, which among other things, has seen fraudulent applications for citizenship here by foreign nationals.He pointed to several such publications in the State’s newspaper over the past months that showed individuals applying for citizenship on more than one publications with different names and addresses.For instance on February 5, 2019, a notice along with photograph was published of a young man by the name of Gabriel St Juste of Lot 56 Burma Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, “applying to the Minister for naturalisation”.However, two days later on February 7, 2019 a similar notice carrying the same photograph was published but with a different name and address – Daniel Garcia Farres of Lot 1010 Norton Street, Cemetery Road, Georgetown.The same was done last month. Another notice published on March 27, 2019 stating that Rubesh Abdus of Lot 0 Tabatinga, Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), was also applying for naturalisation.But, again, another publication two days later on March 29, 2019 saw the same photograph published with a different name and address, Hajime Beltran Abreu, of Lot 39 Owen Street, Kitty, Georgetown.According to Jagdeo, these are just a few of several other cases found by persons from his party who are looking into the matter including Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, who chairs the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs.The Opposition Leader does not believe that these were mistakes but rather a “tip of the iceberg” of what he describes as a “deep dark hole of corruption” at the Department of Citizenship, which is headed by Minister Winston Felix.“So it’s just the tip of the iceberg, they found several other examples so that cannot be mistakes. This is a pattern and it’s happening right before our eyes in Chronicle. They believe that people are not (noticing it) because most of us don’t pay attention to this issue and so we are very, very concerned,” Jagdeo said at his press conference on Thursday.He went on to state that this is part of a larger corruption racket to give out citizenship to hundreds, possibly thousands, of foreign citizens, who may be either paying for it or were deliberately brought here for other reasons.“So it something that we will be following up on seriously,” he asserted, noting that they have already brought it up with several authorities. Jagdeo added, however, he hopes the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has taken notice of these activities, which he said, poses risks for Guyanese.Enhance scrutinyHe mentioned the economic citizenship programme that some Caribbean countries had implemented, whereby foreigners who invest certain amounts of money in the country were given passports, which subsequently begun attracting sanctions from the international community regarding the use of passports from those countries by ordinary people.Jagdeo said Guyanese are likely to face the same fate and could be subjected to intense scrutiny since the integrity of Guyanese documents will be questioned.On the other hand, the Opposition Leader went on to highlight that they also have concerns when it comes to the increasing number of foreign nationals entering the country. He said figures from COPA Airlines show that from October last year to March this year, some 3800 Haitians came through Guyana and most are still likely here.Jagdeo pointed out that Guyanese have been complaining that these foreigners are here looking for jobs and are making it difficult for locals because they (foreigners) work for less pay and so they get hired over Guyanese.Further, the Opposition Leader also questioned the integrity of the entire system, saying the “digitisation of records” is particularly suspicious since false data can be inputted into the system, which can then be used to give false identification to the masses of foreigners coming in the country.The parliamentary Opposition had long been saying that the coalition Government is granting thousands of Haitians and Cubans citizenship in order for them to get voting rights for the upcoming elections. But Government had rejected this notion.A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs back in June 2018 had revealed alarming statistics which thousands of Haitians and Cubans are not only overstaying their time in Guyana but cannot be accounted for.As of April 30, 2018, a total of 1238 Haitians arrived in Guyana but only 85 left the country. In 2017, 3515 Haitian nationals entered Guyana and 291 left, while the year before out of 722 Haitians who came here, only 451 were on record as leaving. There were 770 Haitian nations who arrived in 2015, 227 in 2014 and 188 in 2013 but only 136, 113 and 99 left the country respectively.