46 posts categorized "General"

December 07, 2009

City of Craft Needs Volunteers

City of Craft 2009 needs some volunteers for their holiday sale. This is not a not for profit organization, but they are friends of NewPath. Here's a call for volunteers on their website.

Handmade homesteader, or lonestar craft cowboy, you’re on call to join us on the radical-craft

frontier to build this City!

City of Craft is an innovative, craft culture event that features craft-based installations, free workshops, outreach by community arts groups and a curated craft fair of modern handmade goods. Hitch your wagon to this shooting star and volunteer with City of Craft 2009!

Fear not, folks… this is no one-horse town!  Put your hands on one of many plum roles:

All Around Town Heroes- for vendor support and random acts of craft-kindness in the welcome department

Barn-raisers and barn-burners- to put it all up and tear it all down

Sassy School Marms- to help out with our Craft Lab and spread the education word

Décor Do-gooders- to make the place real pretty (December 4 Décor Party)

Rangers- to spread the word to the outside world

Sheriff- strong-armed lovers to keep the peace and move tables

Camp out with us for a weekend, create happy trails, and meet amazin’ crafty-folks! 

For more information and detailed descriptions of volunteer roles, email Day at volunteer@cityofcraft.com

December 12 & 13 at the Great Hall 

Shifts available throughout the event (9am-6pm Saturday, 11am to 7pm Sunday)

A celebration of all things crafty in Toronto

October 15, 2009

The Geography of Jobs - A "video" of job loss trends in the US

The Geography of Jobs - TIP Strategies

This is a fascinating trend of job losses over the past 5 years -- you can clearly see what areas are growing and which ones are drowning in losses. What's particularly scary is what happens at the end in the summer of 2009. And it may still be happening. Good to see what this looks like 1 year from now.

September 10, 2009

Idealist.org graduate school fair Sep 17 2009

Cool grad school fair for socially conscious programs. At U of Toronto next Thursday September 17. Wait list now in effect!


Sent from my iPod

Posted via email from Alex Sirota

August 20, 2009

Dan Roam Adds Clarity to the Health Care Debate

June 15, 2009

Why are you flying solo? Casa Loma Network Kiwanis Club - Thurs. Jun 18 at 7pm

Why are you flying solo?

Networking (noun) a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest.   It's a word we all throw around freely, but stop and think about the specific benefits you can enjoy in contrast to 'going it alone': 

  • You get to "see and be seen".
  • Find out what others are doing to achieve their success.
  • If you are facing a challenge, chances are you're not the only one!
  • Share information and find out how others have conquered those same obstacles.
  • Learn from the brightest and the best in the business world through seminars addressing timely topics.
  • Expose your business to potential clients; build great business relationships with your peers.
  • Showcase your product or service.

Let us help you set the course for your success. Join us today! 

On June 18, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
You are invited to attend our monthly networking
event at Historic Casa Loma.

Sponsored By

Are you a business owner who is looking to work smarter, not harder? Do you want breakthroughs to do things easier and faster? 

Are you someone who is looking to upgrade your skills to have an advantage in our competitive marketplace? 

If you said yes to any one of these questions, then your attendance is mandatory.

$30.00 By Reservation Only 
Dead Line For Reservations is Tuesday @ 3:00 pm
Seating is limited to 50 people


Candice Green at 416-926-1588 or email Kiwanis@casaloma.org to RSVP.
Bring a friend and we’ll see you there!

May 27, 2009

Gmail's spam filter broken? A spam torrent in my Gmail inbox!

For the last few months I have noticed a very large increase of spam being delivered to my Gmail inbox. Has anyone else seen this uptick in unfiltered spam activity? Google gloated about their performance a scant 2 years ago, but things seem to have degraded in an ugly fashion recently.

These spam messages are all delivered directly to my gmail account (which I rarely publish because I have a forward set up for my newpathconsulting domain to go to my gmail account). I am suspicious because if spam is being sent directly to my gmail account without going through the forwarded email accounts, then one of 3 things are happening (or maybe all 3):

1. Spammers are getting a good list of Gmail addresses from somewhere (this discussion thread suggests that spammers are using Google services to spam other Google users -- here's a link to a search on Google for the past week's discussion on broken Gmail spam filters) or

2. Gmail is selling/sharing/leaking my Gmail email address somewhere

3. Gmail users are not reporting spam as much as they used to!

(more spam filter issues)

On May 27 2009 I got no less than 12 spams between 6 and 8:30 in the morning. I will continue to get them throughout the day and most likely end up with 20-30 spam emails in my inbox. I just got one as I was composing this post.

Anyone else having this problem?

May 10, 2009

New Federal Tax Self-Assessment tool available (SR&ED)

Several consultants in NewPath do SR&ED tax credits and are always helpful in helping your organization file for a tax credit. Now the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has developed a self-assessment tool for your business that makes it easy to understand more about this important program applicable to any technology/innovation business that runs in Canada.

Check it out today!

SR&ED Eligibility Self-Assessment Tool

April 25, 2009

Alex Sirota nominated for Democrats Abroad board

On May 24 2009, Democrats Abroad Canada will hold their annual general meeting where a new board of directors for Democrats Abroad Canada will be selected. Democrats Abroad is an international organization that organizes all US citizens abroad to vote and be aware of the US political scene, even when they live abroad.

The organization describes itself as ".. the official Democratic Party organization for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We work to advance the principles of our Party by spreading the Democratic message to Americans abroad and encouraging them to vote for Democratic candidates back home."

The nomination slate is online, and I have been nominated as a "member-at-large". If you or someone you know is a US expatriate living in Canada, please let them know today.

January 15, 2009

The "Please call me as much as you want" list -- aka Do Not Call List

The government of Canada has done a bang-up job enforcing the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. Well, I guess some things are too good to be true, after all. A bit more transparency and design intelligence on behalf of the CRTC would be greatly appreciated. A 5 year contract with Bell Canada smells fishy too. See the video below that details how you too can grab 600,000 phone numbers in the 416 area code of living breathing, Internet-using people for the low, low cost of $1 per thousand phone numbers ($1CPM).

Call or email to remove yourself from the DNC list (I can't believe I am actually saying that). Complaint tetails available on the CRTC website.

December 04, 2008

Gladwell Interview now online

As promised in my earlier post: video from December 1st interview with Malclom Gladwell by Rotman's Dean Roger Martin (about 1 hr)