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Israeli Cabinet approves ‘Green Government’ plan

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September 9, 2012
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Environmental Protection Ministry says initiative meant to see ministries adopt eco-friendly practices can save government NIS 20 million a year

The cabinet authorized the “Green Government Project” last week, which will see the various ministries adopt eco-friendly practices for their daily operations.

The Environmental Protection Ministry, which spearheaded the initiative, said the new regulations’ implementation is likely to save the government NIS 20 million (roughly $5 million) a year.

According to the ministry, the project’s pilot, launched in 2011, which had ministries use less power and water and opt for biodegradable office supplies, saved the government NIS 12.3 million ($3 million).

“This serves as yet another proof that green consumerism is good for the budget as well as for the environment,” Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan said.

“The public’s money does not have to be wasted because of old-fashioned, polluting behavior.”

The Green Government Project will require ministries to increase their use of green supplies by 5% in 2013 and by up to 20% by 2020.

Source: Ynetnews

OTTAWA: FRAMED, a fashion show fundraiser for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and the iPromise Campaign (in partnership with MADD)

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September 9, 2012
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Don’t get framed by the fashion police. Join us for a night of fashion and fun on September 29th at Mansion Nightclub in the Otttawa Byward Market. 

 

Fundraiser for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and the iPromise Campaign (in partnership with MADD)

Tickets on sale now! ($18 General, $30 VIP)

*First 30 people to purchase a VIP ticket receive a free class at Pure Yoga, Ottawa’s newest yoga experience.

Tickets for FRAMED can be purchased online or in person!

*To purchase tickets online visit* 
http://tz.ae/46d7a

*To purchase tickets in person*
-Sunday Sept 9 12:00 – 1:30 pm Pinecrest Chapters Starbucks
-Monday Sept 10 4:30 – 6:00 pm Bridgehead Elgin St.
-Wed Sept 12 7:30 – 9:00 pm Pinecrest Chapters Starbucks
-Thursday Sept 13 11:30 – 12:30 pm U of O Law Library
-Thursday Sept 13 7:30 – 8:30 pm Starbucks on Elmvale
-Monday-Friday at the Jewish Community Centre Contact sbanks@jewishottawa.com

VIDEO: Boys of Summer / by Eitan Bernat

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September 9, 2012
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The video was filmed in order to promote a new men party line in Tel-Aviv called “Mango”. Producer of the line: Moshe Avramove.

TORONTO: Raw – A Forum for Fresh Ideas

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September 9, 2012
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The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs presents:

RAW: A FORUM FOR FRESH IDEAS

Bringing together an exclusive group of Toronto’s next generation entrepreneurs and providing an opportunity to meet industry leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship from Canada and Israel.

This premier event provides you with the opportunity not only to network with each other but also meet with entrepreneurial leaders: Marc Saltzman, Host and Technology Guru; Yoni Bloch, CEO of Interlude; and Gary Lipovetsky, President and Co-Founder of DealFind.

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HOST: Marc Saltzman

Marc Saltzman is one of North America’s most recognizable and trusted tech experts, specializing in consumer electronics, Internet trends and interactive entertainment. Marc has authored 15 books since 1996 and currently contributes to 50 high-profile North American publications, including Toronto Star, USA Today, MSN, Yahoo!, Postmedia, Movie Entertainment and Rogers Connected. Marc hosts various video segments, including “Gaming and Gadgets” (a weekly spot on CNN), “Gear Guide” (seen at Cineplex movie theatres and sister chains across Canada) and is a regular guest on CNN International and CTV’s Canada AM.

CEO Interlude: Yoni Bloch

Yoni is a professional recording and performing musician with 3 top-selling records on NMC Music (the largest in Israel). Bloch is the founder & CEO of Interlude, a digital media start-up company that designs, develops, and markets interactive video technology. The company raised over $3M and has offices in Israel and New York. Interlude’s customers include Nokia, Intel, JCrew, Fox Broadcasting, Microsoft, S-Curve and Old Navy.

President & Co-founder Dealfind: Gary Lipovetsky

One of Dealfind.com’s founders, Gary Lipovetsky began his career in computer retail sales, quickly moving to corporate sales at Canada Life. Gary co-founded Dealfind in 2010 and has over 11 years of marketing, sales, management, data analysis, and operations experience. Graduating in 1996, Gary holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario.

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FOR TICKETS: http://rawforum.eventbrite.com/?ref=eweb

For more information: http://www.cija.ca/raw

TEDER: Tel Aviv – Tokyo pop-up radio station and design shop celebrating 60 years of relations between Israel and Japan

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September 9, 2012
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Teder is a Pop Up Radio bar/Design Shop. From Tel Aviv to Tokyo

Teder is an internet based radio station, a design shop (powered by Rafsoda), A Gallery and a Bar that serves special Israeli food and drinks. Teder is a laid back hangout open for 21 days at La Paz Loft in Harajuku.

If you can’t visit our pop-up location, check out our pop-up online radio station. Click here to listen

Pics from the loft

Israel’s Hadas Yaron wins best actress at Venice Film Festival

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September 9, 2012
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From left, producer Assaf Amir, and actors Yiftach Klein, and Hadas Yaron arrive for the premiere of the movie ‘Fill The Void’ at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday. Photo by AP

The festival’s main award – the Golden Lion went to South Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s shocking drama ‘Pieta.’

Hadas Yaron won the best actress award at the 69th Venice Film Festival on Saturday night. Yaron stared in Fill the Void, a film by director Rama Burshtein that received rave reviews in Variety magazine, Hollywood Reporter and Screen Daily.

Yaron is the first Israeli to win best actress at the Venice Film Festival.

The festival’s main award – the Golden Lion went to South Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s shocking drama “Pieta.”

The Silver Lion for best director went to Paul Thomas Anderson for ”The Master,” inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The film’s stars, Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, shared the prize for best actor during the ceremony on Saturday.

Fill the Void, produced by Assaf Amir, tells the story of an 18-year-old Haredi girl who is happily looking forward to an arranged marriage, when her sister dies. She is then pressured to marry her bereaved brother-in-law instead, forcing her to make a choice.

“Pieta” follows a young loan shark as he goes about his business maiming debtors to collect insurance money. His ruthless course is interrupted by a stranger who claims to be his mother and his acceptance of her opens in him a sense of pity for his former victims.

Source: Haaretz.com