Sassy City Girl reviews, Orphan Black. Watch it now on Crave TV. Tracy Gerhardt’s Love Winx Page.

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Orphan Black is a Canadian sci-fi TV series filmed mostly in Toronto. The fifth and final season started on June 10, 2017. I first came across this show in 2014 and it’s been my favorite ever since. It examines moral issues around cloning, has great characters, and is constantly surprising me. I’m sad that it’s ending, but I have seen what happens to shows that get dragged out so they keep airing. Besides, it will be an amazing season if the first episode was any indication.

Orphan Black centers around a group of female clones all played by Tatiana Maslany. The series opens with con-artist Sarah Manning witnessing a woman commit suicide. She notices that Beth Childs looks exactly like her and steals her purse. She meets several of her clones soon after. At first, Sarah is only interested in Beth’s money, but she grows to care about her sisters. They are fighting threats from the extremely religious Proletheans and the science institute DYAD. A few of the clones also develop a

A few of the clones also develop a mysterious life-threatening illness. The show examines the moral implications of cloning as well as how it affects each sister’s identity. Other clones include soccer mom Alison, scientist Cosima, Ukrainian assassin Helena, and “pro clone” Rachel. Each one has her own personality and struggles.

Sometimes I find it hard to believe they are all portrayed by the same actress. Maslany is extremely talented, doing many different accents flawlessly. The non-clone characters are fantastic as well. Sarah’s biological daughter Kira is very precocious and senses when things are not right. Her foster brother Felix and mother Siobhan have strong personalities yet are very loving. Cosima’s girlfriend Delphine does whatever she feels is best for her even if it compromises their relationship. Alison’s husband Donnie often provides much needed comic relief. I recall a scene where he accidentally killed an antagonist and I couldn’t help laughing.

Another thing that makes the show amazing is unexpected plot twists. I didn’t like Helena in the first season. However, she turned out to have a soft side and is now one of my favorites. Certain characters turn out to have hidden motives or be more involved in the conspiracy than I thought. The genetic original was not who I was expecting at all. There are many emotional moments. One scene in season four had me crying harder than I ever have during a TV show. I even tweeted that I wished I could kill a certain antagonist. However, there are many heartwarming moments too. I really enjoyed the ending of season three where several clones were having dinner together and reminiscing about recent events.

If you have not seen Orphan Black, I highly recommend it. The show deals with moral issues of cloning, has amazing characters with strong bonds, and always surprises you. New episodes air every Saturday at 10 PM on Space and are available on space.ca soon after. Past seasons can be watched on Crave TV. I am excited to see what transpires during the rest of the final season.


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Sassy City Girl’s new logo

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About two or three years ago Diana Skye started a blog on WordPress called Sassy City Girl. That actually is still currently her WordPress handle so I made her the first Professionally done logo for the handle refer to the above logo. 

As a thought for a community relations game, I was thinking we could get Diana Skye out & commenting on some Toronto content, bringing that Diana Skye sass I love so much. 

Next Friday she will be writing an article that is to be announced & we plan on doing some work this summer to get the blog up and running & at full capacity. To check out some more of Diana’s work check out the links below & get to know WordPress’ resident Sassy City Girl:

 

Diana’s ASMR Channel below: 

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What is ASMR? Apparently it is whispering & discussing makeup products. When I first listened to it I thought I was having a schizophrenic episode! 

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The ItsDianaSkye Channel: 

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This channel is her channel for exciting adventures & well more makeup reviews. I have to say for a channel that is supposed to be adventurous she never explores “the wonders that are Jane & Finch!”

For more on Jane & Finch read the article below: 

Armed teen arrested for chasing someone at Jane & Finch  

A teen is faced charges after chasing someone through Jane & Finch with a gun. 

Did you know Diana Skye has been involved with 3 music projects? 

 

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So to conclude who knows what Diana Skye will do next, will she juggle fire? Will she try heroine with a street gang? Or will she keep the same monotonous routine of enjoying passion Iced tea lemonades & trying new makeup products. Either way she has a blog next Friday so make sure to click through for Friday 12:00pm for Diana’s new blog. 

 

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Ashton Deroy’s Beach Body & Max 30 Review

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Ashton Deroy Writes: I have gone on record body shaming, speaking in disgust about people who don’t workout and making a parody of our nation’s obesity issue. My views on weight have drastically changed since then…

As you can tell this content is about the Beach Body Max 30 program. So what are the wonderful side effects from doing a month of this program? 

  1. Way too much work on my legs. I feel like half the weight I lost was in my legs. 
  2. I can’t wake up in the morning, My muscles literally hurt too much to get out of bed.
  3. I have no sex drive, I believe that is a result of the program’s over intensity. 

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The video above discusses some other problems like the expensive nutritional products, the multi-level marketing setup of the company and the fact the videos are sped up! 

What are other people saying about Beach Body Programs? 

Beach Body is a scam, Ethan Vanderbilt suggests that you will never make the money back from your initial investment. The Business opportunity is that you get a company website duplicate that you sell products for them on. “Why do you have to pay to sell for Beach Body?” Ethan says. Plus you are not really qualified to be a coach of fitness & weight loss because they go to through no qualified athletic or dietary training.

Team Beach Body employees on Average make less than minimum wage. 

Better Business Bureau Complaints

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Leigh joined up just to be a customer, not even to try & get a wage but she was still pissed about how they went about her cancellation & refund. 

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So Kim canceled & was still getting charged. AKA she was being robbed in lamens terms and the company was not claiming responsibility from the customer service end as they should of. For those who don’t know… You can cancel most web subscriptions now by clicking a button. That is what I did when I canceled my porn membership! 

Deception

Sharon was deceptively charged by the company which any first-year Business student can tell you directly violate the competition act here in Canada. She may have also been baited with one offer and then they proceeded to charge on another offer which legally is a Bait & switch. 

Commentary on findings. 

Obviously, a Multi Level Marketing company is going to have a lot of negative findings on their poor business practices. They are a business that runs 100% off of an unethical business practice! 

Why is no one negatively commenting on the exercise programs? They are military style exercises grandma could do eh! I’d tell Grandma to stick to her 1980’s Jane Fonda DVDs. 

The workout videos are too intense, they don’t have proper regulatory warnings, the after effects are tremendous pain. Also, you are told you can do these workout videos alone right… Well, what about someone checking your posture? Poor posture during exercises leads to back issues, joint pain and long-term injuries that can take years off of your life.

Like I said executing these videos has had adverse effects on my health. In the end, I think you should save your money. Do workout videos on YouTube & don’t pay for these dangerous videos! 

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The validity of Content Marketing & website information systems.

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If you were ever curious about who helped Macy find their digital marketing success for 2015. Look no further than Madras, the company has basically validated the effectiveness with their results for the digital marketing campaign for Macy’s in the United States and why it is important for a company to outsource  (hire external from the company)  digital marketing jobs. Why does this excite me? It validates Marketing beyond just sales generation. 

The Marketing agency executed the web listings for 300,000 products, executed delivery of 3,000 creative units, managed 100,000 assets on Macys.com CMS and maintained 15,000 search engine landing pages. This information proves the importance of setting up website information systems opposed to website advertising systems which only record short bits of information to generate quick sales or lead foot traffic to a store.

“Macy’s Case Study.” Seneca Libraries. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2017. <Seneca Libraries database>. Macy’s Case study reveals results for their Content Management system campaign, digital marketing & digital selling. The article discusses how through the Content management campaign they were able to get 15,000 pieces of Macy’s content indexed in search engines. Basically, Madras took the brand from the digital perspective and made it a high functioning machine for their digital channels including social media, website blog, Search engine indexes & video content.

 

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Why we aren’t currently social media marketing

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Ashton Deroy writes: It is plain to see I still write Social media, website & SEO content. However I have not taken out any web based advertising in 2017 at all. Why haven’t I taken out any ad space? According to Marketline Instagram and Facebook are the best affordable mediums for a B2B targeted campaign.

What am I doing instead? I am relying on content to gain traction, I am reaching out in the community and utilizing the SEO tools with the WordPress.com Business package. Listen it is clear to see that within this year if I want to continue running my business I will need a new advertising + Sales campaign! It is just a matter of creating one that will bring in new contacts that I can convert in to clients. I am also going to hang up posters around Toronto.

It is also important to not here that it is great if Social Media Marketing boosts your idea! It is not great if your idea lives and dies with Social Media Marketing…

 

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There is no conversion guarantees in Social media marketing. Some people like to think like, okay if I get in front of this ____ people, I will sell to 4% of the people! It is highly idealistic, but you a web based business, If you convert 1%, it is a miracle. Plus web businesses have the cliche flaw of being really under developed. I sold to my first client thanks to social media advertising, but it was a small sell.

Minimizing advertising to focus on development. Ironically, I saw Beaut doing this and I thought it was stupid as hell! It still kind of is, because my sales projects aren’t down just my advertising is down. Toronto Businessphere needs a new logo, we need to print merchandise & create a community relations plan.

Capital expansion. Ashton Deroy is going to be starting a job at Teleperformance in time to put a little capital in the business and keep fueling this little fire. Don’t let the internet fuel you, these businesses require a massive amount of capital to start, and a massive amount to keep going! Considering people that enhance Toronto-Businessphere get paid. The need is still present for full time employment to continue development of the brand.

My friend actually said “This is a good idea but I wouldn’t spend money on it until it makes money.” Having no business background she had no idea for an idea to make money you actually have to spend a lot of money. Business projects are long term investments that require capital to fund and can require increasing amounts of capital for five years before even approaching a break even point. This was something I learned through studying Financial accounting in school though, not from working telemarketing where her and I met.

I do see other people online begging for their projects to expand so it can become full time work. I actually don’t think that is what I want at this time… I think I am glad this project is still small because if it was big it would be out of control a bit. I also think I miss the working world and I can’t wait to go back in to it and develop more professionally.

 

Perceptual map of the cosmetics industry.

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Written by Diana Skye

This is a perceptual map of popular beauty brands. The further to the right a brand is, the higher the quality of their products. The higher up a brand is, the more expensive they are.

Bottom Left: Wallet-friendly brands with low-quality products

Elf: One of the least expensive makeup brands. While they have some good products, the quality is very hit and miss. I have bad experiences with their eye shadow and brushes. However, I did like the brow kit.

Colourpop: An online-only brand made popular by social media. I have not tried them but seen many reviews on their products. Their first launch of matte liquid lipsticks got very negative reviews, being compared to nail polish on your lips. On the other hand, the satin liquid lipsticks were well received.

Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VCF40kxhJo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrhcu6sVAGQ

Coastal Scents: They started out making large eye shadow palettes, but have since branched out into other products. I used the shimmer palette several years ago. While I liked the variety of shades, some colors worked better than others. Also, there was a lot of glitter fallout.

Bottom Right: Wallet-friendly brands with high-quality products

Wet N Wild: Not only is Wet N Wild very affordable, the quality is comparable to high-end brands. I always say that if you need an inexpensive neutral palette, get Comfort Zone. It has eight high-quality shadows for less than $5. Their lip and cheek products are also very good.

Nyx: Nyx has one of the best color selections I have seen for eye and lip products. I am seldom disappointed by what I try from them. They have expanded quite a bit as there are now Nyx stores in Canada.

Top Left: High-end brands with low-quality products

Kylie Cosmetics: I refuse to buy from Kylie Cosmetics and not just because I dislike the Kardashians. They are owned by the same brand as Colourpop. The lip kits are very similar, but more than double the price. Also, they have had issues with quality control, such as nearly empty liquid lipsticks.

Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfJS4AeesAU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxZGf4WoZew

Too Faced: While Too Faced used to be one of my favorite brands, the quality has gone downhill in the past year and a half. The peach line is very inconsistent and a brow product was released in only two shades. The last new release I enjoyed was the Bon Bon’s palette.

Top right: High-end brands with high-quality products

Pixi: Pixi specializes in high-quality natural products. In addition to makeup, there are a lot of skin care products. While it’s available at Target or Shoppers Drug Mart, the prices are higher than drugstore brands. However, I would recommend their skin care to anyone who does not want to splurge on brands at Sephora.

Urban Decay: My first high-end purchase was from Urban Decay and I have loved them every since. Their palettes are well loved for a good reason since they have one of the best eyeshadow formulas. They also make my favorite face highlighter and have over a hundred shades of lipstick.

Kat Von D beauty: This brand was started by the artist of the same name. I have yet to buy a product I dislike from Kat Von D beauty. While the products are expensive, I feel they are worth the money. The liquid lipsticks are my favorite formula.


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Regulatory violations at PCA Promotions

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Violator: http://pcapromotions.net/

How many students are injured on the job every year? Between 2011 and 2015, the WSIB approved 31,689 lost-time claims from young workers. In 2015 alone, injuries to young workers resulted in more than 6,400 lost-time claims. More than 60 per cent (4,072) of those claims were from male workers.

April 26th 2017 a student and job shadower was exposed to the follow hazards talked about below while working for PCA Promotions in North York Ontario.  

PCA Promotions is a direct selling company that is hiring students to walk into automotive garages, industrial sites, secure areas & construction sites in order to sell spa packages. 

Personal summary, “The hazards talked about below are just some of the recorded & reported issues to the Ontario Ministry of labor. It should also be wise to note that an 8-hour job shadowing process is not a part of an interview, it is a part of training.”

Job site hazards 

As a part of the job shadowing process they had not fully explained the sites we would be pitching on, the dangerous equipment we were exposed to & possible trespassing violations we would be liable for. 

Law around this 

Workers have the right to:

  • Know about workplace hazards and what to do about themParticipate in solving workplace health and safety problems.
  • Refuse work they believe is unsafe

Violation, during my job shadow process I mentioned some possible hazards & they were quickly ignored! 

Problems as Independent contractors 

If I am an independent contractor shouldn’t I be able to go to the bathroom when I want? Pretty much a no on this one… I was told in between breaks & lunch bathroom breaks were not possible. 

Law around this

“According an April 6, 1998, Director’s memorandum to the OSHA Regional Administrators, this OSHA standard mandates that “employers allow employees prompt access to bathroom facilities.”

Other issues as a contractor

  • Uninsured for likely employee injury 
  • You are liable for possible trespassing
  • You take on personal liability for the Point of sale machine & Product
  • The company encourages unsafe practices as a part of their “Going the extra mile.” 

Personal conclusion, “I never should have gone on the second day of the interview process. I should have known something was up when I was doing a job shadow but the company wasn’t paying me for 8 hours of training. In other companies, you are entitled to paid training. The reason I have gone to report these incidents on this third party website is the company removed my reviews from Indeed to stifle their poor practices.” 


Indeed Job posting

PCA Promotions job posting

This was one of the job ads that was persistently applied to. The job had me excited because I thought this was an opportunity to work in a real Public Relations agency. Rather it turned out to be a Direct selling company.

Title: Falsely promoted. This is a job in direct Sales. It should say

“Direct sales representatives.” 

Reviews: It isn’t that the good reviews are false, it is that the poor reviews are not posted. That is due to the administration of the page. They have obstructed viewer from being exposed to the hiring Process of this company. 


PCA Promotions Hiring Process

  1. Short Job interview – Intake by Jacqueline & another recruiter. 
  2. Job Shadowing – An 8-hour process of shadowing a day in the life of PCA Promotions. (If you don’t like the dangers they expose you to, get out
  3. Sales day with coaching. If you make it this far you finally can start making money. You should have been making money yesterday, but no big deal! 

Please contact the Ontario Ministry of labor in regards to their poor practices if you are an associate for this company. 

Jacqueline from recruiting has been contacted but she will not work to resolve these issues. 

 

 

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Who is your business during customer problem resolution? Are you the bad guys who send a survey? Or are you the good guys who send a person? Use real compassionate people to resolve customer issues or bridge to customer resolution. Ashton Deroy has five years experience resolving customer issues in spheres including Tech, Events Marketing, and fundraising. 

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Most businesses who approach us don’t have viable marketing & sales channel management. After we go through the experience we create viable sales channels which are proven to generate leads, improve sales and create long lasting customer relationships. 

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My office @ High Park Toronto

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This is my office for selling during the week. Benefits of being a Freelance seller for the Ashton Deroy brand.  

Anytime someone asks me to sell for free, I just treat it like they are trying to take this away from me. They are trying to take away my time in the park, without paying for it. They are stealing my time with nature. 

Why am I fantastic sales person? 

  • I value my time 
  • I prospect every day 
  • I research the customer 
  • I increase marketing viability 
  • I am experienced
  • I am a lifestyle sales person 
  • I am a closer 
  • I have been a top sales person for Shaw Cable.

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