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Council urged to expand ban TO PROHIBIT SMOKING NEAR PLAYGROUNDS, RECREATION AREAS BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF
Banning smoking within 10 metres of a playground, soccer field or other recreational area where children play would be welcomed here, say some Red Deer residents. City of Edmonton passed a bylaw this spring banning cigarette smoking within recreational areas where children frequent. Red Deer councillors Lynne Mulder and Chris Stephan said they would support bringing a similar ban here. “It’s for the kids, but it’s also a nuisance for the people around who don’t smoke,” said Stephan, a father of three small children. Stephan believes council would have to seek such a bylaw. Mulder said it’s likely this issue will come to city council chambers soon. Council would consider amending the bylaw to add these restrictions.
She’s received a lot of emails from residents requesting the city’s smoke free bylaw be expanded. “I really do believe we should keep the air around our children safe,” said Mulder. “So I would certainly support something like that.” The City of Red Deer prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and work places including drinking establishments and private clubs. Individuals who smoke in non-smoking areas will be responsible for fines ranging from $200 to court imposed fines of up to $2,500. Mulder Kalinka Borissova-Petkova wrote a letter to the Advocate, expressing her surprise at how many adults were smoking and discarding their butts in front of children at Rotary Park and the playground at Bower ponds. “And children running around, playing, enjoy-
ing childhood (subconsciously) were breathing in someone else’s smoke,” said Borissova-Petkova, a mother of a small child. “I am asking our city council to change the bylaw in favour of those little children playing outside on the designated areas for them, called playgrounds, and prohibit smoking there.” Red Deer resident Ron Baugh expressed concerns as well, saying both the city bylaw and the provincial laws require physical buildings for smoking restrictions and as a result, events such as Saturday’s public market in Red Deer, can permit smoking. Coun. Dianne Wyntjes said she can understand how some people would like to see smoking banned in vehicles to protect child passengers. “And I get it around food and perhaps even festivals, but where I’m stuck right now is the whole element of parks,” Wyntjes said. “How far do we go on that? How do we police that because that involves additional resources as well.”
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95TH BENALTO PRO RODEO
Hometown rodeo, fair has devout following BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF
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While hundreds of thousands are whooping it up at the Calgary Stampede, others are content to attend a much smaller rodeo in Central Alberta. The 95th Benalto Pro Rodeo held Friday through Sunday brought a wide array of fans to the community 13 km west of Sylvan Lake. Doan Ball has been attending the Benalto rodeo since he was two. He loves supporting the local rodeo put on by the Benalto Agricultural Society. He sponsors the buckles given to bullriders. “This is one of the better rodeos of similar size because they always get good stock,” said the retired rancher. “And when you’ve been here all your life, it’s great to be here.” The hometown rodeo is always the best, added his friend Brian Johannson of Spruce View. He used to bullride in high school and is now a commercial contractor. Johannson has no plans to attend the Biggest Show on Earth, which is celebrating its 100th year in Calgary. “There’s more than 200 people,” he said with a smile. “It’s too big and it’s too commercialized.” “And you have to sit so far away down there (at the rodeo) that you almost have to have binoculars,” added Ball. “The chuckwagon races are good.”
Thalia Hibbs with her kids, left to right, Kiana, Thomas and Harrison, walking through the fair grounds. Please see BENALTO on Page A2
Top court to hear overturned election case this week BY STEVE RENNIE THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A Conservative MP desperate to hold on to his riding and a Liberal runner-up who went to court to get the razor-thin result overturned will make their cases to the Supreme Court of Canada this week. The outcome of the case will determine whether Prime Minister Stephen Harper has to call a byelection in the Toronto riding of Etobicoke Centre. Tory MP Ted Opitz won the riding by just 26 votes over Liberal Borys Wrzesnewskyj in last year’s federal election. But Wrzesnewskyj went to court, claiming procedural irregularities. Earlier this year, an Ontario Superior Court judge found that Elections Canada officials made clerical errors at the polls. Justice Thomas Lederer threw out 79 votes and overturned the final result. Opitz appealed the case to the Supreme Court, which will interrupt its summer break Tuesday to
hear the case. Only five other election results have been nullified by the courts since 1949. None of those rulings were appealed and byelections were quickly called to re-determine the will of the people in each riding. The Etobicoke Centre result was overturned on the basis of improperly filled out paperwork for voters left off the list of electors or who needed someone to vouch for their identity. In his ruling, Lederer specifically stressed the irregularities were the result of clerical errors by well-meaning Elections Canada officials, not the product of fraud or intentional wrongdoing. However, since then, Wrzesnewskyj has resurrected other more serious allegations of ballot-box stuffing and voter suppression by Opitz’s campaign, though nothing has been proven. “Those are all very serious issues,” he said Sunday. “Hopefully what we’re going to do through this process is restore people’s confidence in the integrity of the system. You can’t have confidence in a
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system that someone shows up without any ID and is handed a ballot. You can’t have confidence in a system that somebody shows up, isn’t on the voter’s list in the poll, and is handed a ballot.” A Conservative party spokesman said Opitz was not available for an interview. Until the top court resolves the case, Opitz is vowing to continue doing his job as MP for the riding. Wrzesnewskyj counters that Opitz should sit out votes in the House of Commons. “It undermines ... our confidence in the democratic system that we have if we don’t know who the actual member of Parliament is,” he said. Meanwhile, CBC News reported last week that Elections Canada filed a motion saying it found some of the voters whose ballots were thrown out because of registration certificates that were missing or were unsigned. Forty-four of the disqualified voters are in fact on the National Register of Electors. The Supreme Court was not immediately able to provide copies of the documents.
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Council to debate change to civic election schedule BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer city council will debate today whether holding civic elections every four years instead of three is worth the change. City administration is recommending the city’s formal position to Alberta Municipal Affairs be one that advocates for every four years instead of three. It also recommends the municipality inform the province that timing of elections remain status quo for the fall rather than being held in the spring. As a result, administration is suggesting the municipal and school board elections continue in October 2013, instead of having voters cast ballots in spring 2014. Alberta Municipal Affairs is reviewing the Local Authorities Election Act following requests from municipalities. It’s seeking opinions from Albertans through an online survey on hand until July 31. It’s available through http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/1774.cfm City of Red Deer administration suggests that four year terms are better because it’s economically beneficial to municipalities, it helps new councillors gain more experience, and it results in ability to bet-
ter plan for the long term. The only downside is seeing non-performing councillors operate for a longer period. Administration said no rationale from province was provided as to the benefits of a fall versus a spring election, so no change is supported. Residents polled at Rotary Park on Sunday had divergent views on whether terms should be extended for elected officials. Justin Flunder of Red Deer said he would like to see the province stretch out terms to four years. “If people want to accomplish something on council, sometimes it makes it difficult to do that with three years,” said Flunder, who owns a leadership and training development business. “Giving the fouryear allowance provides an opportunity for collaboration and maybe to do something larger.” Flunder would like municipal elections to continue in the fall. “It’s almost like a new year for business and for the city because people are done their summer holidays. It kind of refocuses your thinking a little bit.” Ray Leckie, visiting Red Deer from Fort Saskatchewan, would rather have elections kept at three-year intervals.
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“It makes people a little more obligated and it pushes things a little faster,” Leckie said. “Four years is too long.” Leckie has no preference on whether elections should be held in the spring or fall. Leckie’s wife Jennifer said she prefers having elections every three years as well because if voters don’t like their elected leaders, they can vote them out sooner. Holding elections in the fall sits well with her. Pat Horton of Lloydminster, Alta. said he’d be fine with elections every four years. “It gives people enough time to learn their job and experience before their term is over,” said Horton, adding he has no preference for spring or fall elections. Sheldon Ruryk of Red Deer would like to see elections extended to four years. “Maybe three years isn’t enough to see how things go,” he said. “Four years is enough to see how things will work out.” He’d prefer to see elections stay in the fall since in the spring, people tend to begin travelling and doing other things. firstname.lastname@example.org
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A female RCMP officer in British Columbia has launched a second lawsuit against the national police force. Const. Karen Katz is taking the RCMP and the Attorney General of Canada to court over unproven allegations of harassment, sexual harassment and humiliation dating back to the late 1980s. Earlier this year, Katz filed a separate lawsuit against fellow officer Baldev (David) Singh Bamra and the provincial and federal governments over allegations of harassment and sexual assault. RCMP Supt. Ray Bernoties says the force hasn’t reviewed the most-recent allegations, and that at some point all the facts will be known and statements will be made under oath in court. In her most-recent statement of claim, Katz alleges a superior described her as being a security risk who was infatuated with outlaw motorcycle gangs and biker men. Katz, who is the author of four books on outlaw biker culture, alleges she has also been subjected to “offensive, humiliating and demeaning” sexual comments. None of the allegations made in her statement of claim have been proven in court.
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SMOKING: Some feel expanding ban doesn’t make sense Wyntjes said sometimes it’s better to work with public health agencies and Alberta Health Services on educating people about the risks of smoking. At the Rotary playground, Red Deerian Brad Layden said expanding the ban to playgrounds doesn’t make sense. “There’s a lot of room for that smoke to get out and not bother anybody,” said Layden, a father of three. Shanda Lyons, a Red Deer area mother of a toddler son, said she wouldn’t mind seeing the city ban smoking in child playing areas, even though she smokes. “I try to stay well away from my son when I have a lit cigarette,” said Lyons as she left the Kin Kanyon playground area. “I prefer that other people don’t smoke around him.” Amy McRobbie of Red Deer said she would love to see Red Deer ban smoking in these areas. She
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While some of her friends and family members were enjoying the shade of Rotary Park, Brooklyn Webb grabbed her soap bubble wand and began twirling around creating an endless string of floating bubbles. doesn’t see incidences of smoking directly next to playgrounds that often. “I think it’s a fantastic idea — just to keep the smoking away from the kids,” said McRobbie, a mother of three small children. Chelsey Campbell, a Red Deer mother of three, said she’s a non-smoker so she thinks a bylaw prohibiting smoking near children at play is a good idea. “I don’t want my kids exposed to it,” said Campbell. Sometimes she sees parents smoking close to their children at parks. “I always want to say something, but I don’t,” she said. email@example.com
BENALTO: Great place to catch up with friends Janet Berdahl, a retiree from Benalto, was checking out the crafts at the Heritage Fair in one of the halls on the exhibition grounds. She said the event is great for catching up with old friends, plus she loves the rodeo event too. Berdahl will not be attending the centennial celebrations at the Calgary Stampede because that exhibition is way too big for her.
“I haven’t been to Calgary in many, many years,” she added. Lacombe resident Thalia Hibbs brought her three children to the Benalto rodeo for the first time. Her eldest child, nine-year-old Kiana, has been to a small rodeo before. “I like riding horses and being around them,” said Kiana. Hibbs added she has no interest in attending the Calgary Stampede. “It’s exciting for them but I think I like the smaller venues better,” she said. At one of the concession booths, Kathy Chimuk of Markerville was busy getting ready to serve an expected pile of customers on a hot summer day. On Friday, she and her husband served between 250 to 280 hamburgers. This is their second year at the Benalto rodeo. “I’ve never gone (to the Calgary Stampede) and we’re working all the way through (so we won’t be attending),” she said. Barrel racer Marti Hampton of Dawson Creek, B.C. was uncertain if she’d get the chance to watch some of the rodeo at the Calgary Stampede, but she’s not able to enter herself since it’s invite only. She and her husband head to small rodeos every weekend so she can compete. “This is an awesome little rodeo — look at all the RVs and the people who are here for the whole weekend,” she said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Trudeau makes rounds at Stampede LIBERAL MP STILL WEIGHING LEADERSHIP RUN BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Liberal MP Justin Trudeau looked very much like a man intent on seeking the leadership of the federal Liberal party as he donned a cowboy hat, boots and jeans and pressed the flesh at a Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast Saturday. Trudeau worked his way down the long line of pancake enthusiasts at a Liberal breakfast, speaking to each individual and posing for photos. But he told reporters it shouldn’t be seen as campaigning and was something he does at all public events. “If you guys had been to see me at any other Stampede breakfasts over the years I do the exact same thing because for me someone who chooses to be a Liberal in Calgary isn’t doing it because it makes them popular,” he said with a chuckle. “They do it because they believe in it. And for me recognizing that and congratulating people for that is important to me.” That being said the Montreal MP and eldest son
of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau acknowledges that running for the leadership is very much on his mind. “I have to make sure I have the substance I bring forward and you guys will find out at the end of the summer, beginning of fall if I’ve decided and not before,” Trudeau said. A poll from The Canadian Press Harris-Decima released last month suggests 33 per cent of Canadians would be likely or certain to vote Liberal with Trudeau at the helm. “I’m aware that there’s a certain popularity factor out there but that’s not the centre of any decision I have to make,” he said. “The centre I have to make is a very personal one. Can I manage to be a good father while being a good leader and eventually a good prime minister first and foremost and also am I the right person for the job? Do I have the capacity to lead in the way that people seem to think I do?” Trudeau said a renewal of the party will centre on reminding Canadians that the Liberals have the abil-
ity to take the middle ground and speak on behalf of everyone. He called NDP Leader Tom Mulcair the “flipside” of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He said both leaders have polarized the country and are pitting region against region. Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae said he is comfortable with his decision not to seek the leadership. “When I agreed to become the interim leader I said I wouldn’t run and on reflection I felt that was the best path to take. It was important for the party to renew itself and move forward and look to others to fill the permanent job,” said Rae. A new leader will be chosen in the first half of 2013. Rae isn’t planning to weigh in on what he wants to see in a new head of the party. “There’s not going to be any hidden messages from me about the leadership. The party has to make the decision in a completely independent way from me,” he said. “I think the approach that gives it some integrity is the fact that we don’t know who’s going to run, we don’t know who’s going to win.”
Vandals smash duck-billed dinosaur fossil PIPESTONE CREEK DINOSAUR INITIATIVE SAYS THE FOSSIL WAS DISCOVERED BY PALEONTOLOGIST PHIL BELL AND A UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA TEAM ON JUNE 15 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Filipe Masetti Leite speaks to a reporter before riding out of the Stampede grounds in Calgary on Sunday, Leite is embarking on a two year, 16,000-kilometre journey from Calgary to Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Canadian cowboy aims to join ranks of long riders BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A Canadian cowboy hoped to join the ranks of the long riders as he rode out of Calgary on Sunday for an epic journey to his birthplace in Brazil. Filipe Masetti Leite, 25, who immigrated to Canada when he was a teenager, intends to spend the next two years riding his two horses, “Bruiser” and “Frenchie,” through 12 countries in North, Central and South America. Leite is expected to eventually cover about 16,000 kilometres and reach his final destination in 2014. “My mom is very worried obviously. She says she’s going to have to take some sedatives for the next two years to try and sleep at night,” Leite told reporters on a bright, sunny morning just outside the city’s Stampede grounds. “It just feels right. We’re a family that move on instinct, we move on feeling and if it felt wrong I wouldn’t do it.” Leite’s family returned to Sao Paolo, Brazil, seven years ago and will meet him at the end of his journey. The young cowboy, who has a journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, intends to document his travels. “Today I set out on what I believe will be one of the most epic journeys of the 21st century,” said Leite, who is travelling alone, with just his two horses for company. “The whole point of this trip is to point out what’s going on in Latin America — the illegal drug war. Eighty eight per cent of the drugs produced in Columbia and Central America are going straight to the streets of the USA. There’s a lot of innocent people dying down there so I feel if something does happen to me it will help bring light to something that is so hypocritical.” Leite is also hoping to find people, projects and NGO’s that are having a positive impact within their communities. He intends to camp
between rides and depend on the kindness of strangers — farmers and ranchers along the way — who won’t mind him and his two equine friends spending a night or two. Leite realizes a journey as long as his will be difficult for both the horses and himself. “The idea is we found two really strong quarterhorses, they have big bones, big feet, athletic horses and we do it very slowly,” he said. “We only ride, on average, 30 kilometres a day, only four to five days a week, there’s a lot of resting time. If one of the horses is sore, we wait. If the horse is sore beyond a month, we trailer him ahead and ride the other one until he is feeling better.” The inspiration for the trip is based on a similar quest in 1925 by Aime Tschiffely, a Swiss schoolteacher who rode 16,000 kilometres alone from Buenos Aires to New York city. “This dream was born when I was very young. My dad learned of a Swiss school teacher who rode two horses from Argentina all the way to New York,” Leite said. “My father had a dream of doing a journey like that but was never able to, so in a way I’m kind of fulfilling both of our dreams.”
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GRANDE PRAIRIE — Paleontologists were thrilled when they found the fossilized remains of a duck-billed dinosaur in northwestern Alberta last month. But joy turned quickly to despair when they returned to the site near the Red Willow River a few days ago and found that vandals had smashed the Hadrosaur skeleton to pieces. The Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative says the fossil was discovered by paleontologist Phil Bell and a University of Alberta team on June 15. They partially prepared it for removal, then reburied it for protection until it could be fully removed later this month. Bell returned to the site on ‘WE STILL KNOW Thursday and VERY LITTLE ABOUT found the specimen — which THE DINOSAURS THAT was about one EXISTED UP HERE SO meter long and 80 centimetres EVERY SKELETON IS wide — had been CRUCIAL. EACH BONE destroyed. IS IRREPLACEABLE.’ “We still know very little about — PHIL BELL the dinosaurs PALEONTOLOGIST that existed up here so every skeleton is crucial,” Bell said in a statement. “Each bone is irreplaceable.” RCMP say they are investigating but don’t have any suspects. They say a number of fossils had either been removed or destroyed at the site. The group says it is at least the fourth act of fossil poaching and vandalism in the region in the last month and a half. At Pipestone Creek Park in the region, a bone bed has been harmed, and in late May, a Plexiglas cover protecting and showcasing several fossilized bones was smashed. In later incidents in June, a vertebra and several rib bones were stolen. The group says the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrell Museum are also helping in the case. The group says it is illegal to alter, mark or damage palaeontological resources under the Historical Resources Act. Offenders may face up to $40,000 in fines or a year in prison. Bell said the destroyed fossils are beyond having monetary value, adding that he considers them priceless. “They are irreplaceable historical artifacts and illegal to sell,” he said. However, a Tyrannosaurus bataar fossil which U.S. government seized last month on the grounds that it is alleged to have been fraudulently imported, previously fetched $1.052 million at auction. The bones were discovered in Mongolia in 1946, and Mongolia hopes to have them eventually returned there. In May, Bell stated in a blog post about the Mongolian case that in the last 10 years, fossils have been disappearing at alarming rates. “Recently, it has come to our attention that the illegal sale of dinosaur fossils on the black market is reaching new lows,” Bell stated on the Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative’s blog. “What’s worse, huge public auctions in the United States are creating a demand for these priceless treasures,” he added. Police are asking anyone with information about the latest incident to contact them. A team of local volunteers had been organized to remove the fossil using quads and winches next week. Bell said the Hadrosaur would have warranted a major exhibit in a new museum that’s planned for the area, scheduled to open next summer in Wembley. “It’s a tragedy not only for our science but for the whole community that will benefit from the new museum,” he said.
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Monday, July 9, 2012
A fight best held in public On paper, there’s room for Alberta’s 40 Primary Care Networks and the 140 family care clinics proposed by the province to work side-by-side. But so far, there’s only been a series of disagreements reported in the province’s papers on how this should be funded and managed — which is as it should be. The public airing of grievances from PCN supporters on its own has been informative for many thousands of Albertans whose only understanding of primary or family health care can be found in a hospital emergency ward. Not to mention the illumination provided by auditor general Merwyn Saher, who says there’s no mechanism in place to determine how much value Albertans are getting for the $170 million a year they are putting into the PCN network. Perhaps it’s uncomfortable for Premier Alison Redford, Health Minister Fred Horne, Alberta Medical Association president Linda Slocombe and others to read the back-and-forth of negotiations reported publicly. But
OURVIEW GREG NEIMAN for the public, this is a good outcome. We’ve had too much of secret meetings, and deals announced for which we have few details, and even less ability to understand the costs. If Alberta is going to have a fight over health care, let us have this fight in public. University of Alberta professor John Church recently told reporters that the time has come for Redford to “fish or cut bait.” “And the premier is willing to cut bait,” he said. That means upon the expiry last week of a temporary agreement between doctors and the government, there’s a whole new agreement to be made. So far, it’s reported that the province has proposed removing the language related to PCN from the agreement and killing a task force that was to study the system. You can read this as a proposal to end Primary Care Network, as some doctors fear — but so far, this is only
on paper. Right now, there are 40 PCNs scattered over the province and they get $62 for every Albertan in their region — even those Albertans who don’t even know a PCN exists in their area, much less how to contact one. Primary Care Networks are run by doctors and other health professionals. They co-ordinate individuals’ care and can refer patients to other providers, plus provide advice on wellness and healthy living to the community. They are for-profit entities, run under the authority of the doctors. Since they started about a decade ago, doctors report greater efficiencies, allowing physicians to carry higher patient loads, which means doctors who were not accepting new patients in the past are accepting new patients now. We simply know this as better access, for which $62 a year seems like a pretty good deal. The proposed family care centres would stay open late and accept walkins. You may not see a doctor — you may not need to. Other practitioners
would have authority to take a look at you and perhaps give you a shot you may need, or other minor things we now associate only with doctors. The clinic would be paid on a for-service basis. For families that cannot find a family physician, or for entire towns that don’t have one, this also looks like a pretty good deal. Employing greater numbers of nurse practitioners to do more of this team-approach health care appears to work in Europe, for instance. In the meantime, the AMA and the province have no agreement on pay and working conditions. Which should seem pretty obvious to the readers of newspapers. This is the system working in public. It’s our money on the table, and we can trust the participants to have our interests at heart. Of course, the actual negotiations should be private, but the issues need to be debated at length, in public. That’s what paper is for. Greg Neiman is an Advocate editor.
LETTERS Why put bike lanes at schools? On June 28, the last day of school at Eastview Middle School, I received an email from the school asking parents to read important information from the City of Red Deer regarding traffic changes that were going to occur over the summer. I opened the attached document and was surprised to read that the city was planning on putting in bike lanes on 39th Street and 40th Avenue and that these lanes would change the current four-lane traffic in front of Eastview Middle School, Maryview School and St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School into two-lane traffic. If you are a parent of a child at any one of these schools, you can understand the panic I felt when I read about this change! The traffic in the mornings and afternoons at these schools rivals the local high schools, the malls on a busy day and even the Westerner after a hockey game. There is so much traffic around the corner of 39th Street and 40th Avenue that Eastview School is committed to sending a teacher out every morning and afternoon to be certain the children can get across the crosswalks safely. I can’t even begin to imagine what chaos will occur if there are only two lanes of traffic; can you see parents that drop off or pick up their little ones in the parking lot of Maryview School getting blocked in because westbound traffic on 39th Street is backed up past St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School? That is a very likely scenario. The article gave an email address that could be used for comments and questions to the Engineering Department at the City of Red Deer so I sent them an email that same day asking them how this particular area was selected for the pilot project and how traf-
fic was going to flow. I am a daily reader of the Advocate and listen to and watch local news and this was the first I had heard of the project in the Eastview area. You guessed it — no response! So if there are other parents out there who are concerned about what the traffic will look like come this fall in front of Eastview Middle School, Maryview School and St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School, send an email
or call the local Engineering Department of the City of Red Deer for an explanation on how this site was chosen for the Commuter Bike Pilot Program and what is going to be done to address traffic issues. The information on the document was Engineering Department, City of Red Deer, email@example.com, 403-342-8158. Kim McCallister Red Deer
Carbon capture technology on shaky ground What can we do with wastes from our industrial pursuits — from fossil fuel extraction, agriculture, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing? We’ve been spewing lots of it into the air, but that isn’t a good plan. Carbon dioxide, ozone, mercury, and other emissions harm human health and contribute to global warming and holes in the ozone layer. We’ve dumped it into the oceans. But that compromises marine life that billions of people rely on for food. We could bury it: Out of sight, out of mind. But we’re learning that hiding it below our feet isn’t the best solution, either. DAVID Several scientific reports SUZUKI have called into question everything from injection wells to carbon capture and storage. The latter is a key component of the federal and Alberta governments’ climate change strategies and budgets. According to a recent study, little is known about leaks from the 680,000 waste and injection sites in the U.S., but structural failures are common. That’s not surprising when you consider that close to 130-trillion litres of toxic liquids have been pumped underground there over the past several decades. ProPublica, an investigative journalism website, reports that “the idea that injection is safe rests on science that has not kept pace with reality, and on oversight that doesn’t always work.” Researchers say wells often leak, contaminating groundwater and sending waste and toxic chemicals to the surface. According to ProPublica, “From late 2007 to late 2010, one well integrity violation was issued for every six deep injection wells examined
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— more than 17,000 violations nationally. More than 7,000 wells showed signs that their walls were leaking. Records also show wells are frequently operated in violation of safety regulations and under conditions that greatly increase the risk of fluid leakage and the threat of water contamination.” Carbon capture and storage is another plan to hide our industrial wastes underground — in this case the carbon dioxide from operations like coalfired power plants and tar sands that would otherwise be sent into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. The federal and Alberta governments have pinned much of their climate change mitigation hopes on the strategy, ponying up close to $3 billion to test the technology. One early venture ended in failure when the main company behind it pulled out. The Alberta and federal governments had committed close to $800 million for the $1.4 billion joint project between TransAlta, Capital Power, and Enbridge, which would have taken carbon from a coal-fired power plant west of Edmonton and either stored it underground or injected it into wells to recover oil. Even with generous government support, TransAlta spokespeople said the market for carbon sales and the price of emissions reductions were not good enough to justify going ahead and the plan didn’t make economic sense without a federal price on carbon through a cap-and-trade system or carbon tax. The economic difficulties with carbon capture aren’t the only challenge. The U.S. National Research Council concluded that storing carbon underground can trigger earthquakes. And researchers at California’s Stanford University say that could fracture surrounding rocks, allowing carbon to escape. A Greenpeace report notes that the technology, which has yet to be proven effective on a large scale, is energy-intensive, expensive, unlikely to get emissions down quickly enough to avoid dangerous climate change, and undermines funding and research into cleaner energy solutions.
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In Alberta, taxpayers are on the hook for any problems that might arise once the carbon has been stored. By law, the Alberta government assumes liability for any maintenance, cleanup, or other costs. That the industry demanded this provision makes one question its confidence in the safety and reliability of the technology. On top of all that, we don’t really know what effect pumping millions of tonnes of CO2 into the ground will have on bacteria and other organisms below the surface. We need to consider many solutions to deal with waste, pollution, and global warming, but not risky and expensive schemes that serve only to enable our continued addiction to fossil fuels. Our best bet is to reduce waste and emissions. And rather than dumping money into schemes like carbon capture and storage, we should invest in renewable energy. Online: Waste underground: ● http://grist.org/news/stuffing-the-ground-full-oftoxic-fluid-turns-out-to-be-a-bad-idea/ ProPublica report: ● http://www.propublica.org/article/injectionwells-the-poison-beneath-us TransAlta and feasibility of CCS: ● http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/ article/1208558--carbon-capture-and-storage-an-uncertain-future-in-canada Carbon capture risks: ● http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21954earthquake-risk-for-carbon-capture-and-storageschemes.html Greenpeace CCS study: ● http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/media-center/ reports/false-hope-why-carbon-capture/executivesummary-false-hope/ Scientist, author and broadcaster David Suzuki wrote this column with Ian Hanington. Learn more at www. davidsuzuki.org.
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RCMP and the coroner look through the burnt wreckage of a twin engine plane crash at Marshall Field in Vernon, B.C., Saturday. Moments after taking off into the bright, sunny skies of British Columbiaâ€™s Okanagan Valley, the plane clipped two trees and slammed into a sports field, killing the two people onboard.
Two killed in small plane crash BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VERNON, B.C. â€” Moments after taking off into the bright, sunny skies of British Columbiaâ€™s Okanagan Valley, a small twin engine plane clipped two trees and slammed into a sports field, killing the two people onboard Saturday, say witnesses to the tragedy. â€œI heard this explosion, looked over to see this aircraft burst into flames,â€? said Gord Molendyk, a spokesman for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, who was in the area at the time â€œThere was fire, along the ground, right up to the aircraft.â€? Molendyk was supposed to be attending a wedding nearby early Saturday afternoon when he saw the aftermath of the accident. He said the plane took off from the airport, hit the tops of two trees that were no more than eight metres high and flew over the edge of the field, before slamming into the ground and bursting into flames. Molendyk said nobody on the ground was hurt. The RCMP said in a release late Saturday night that the pilot was from Kelowna and that he was 59
years old. His passenger was described only as being 55 years old and from the Port Moody area. No names were released. Bill Wilkie, vice-president of the Vernon Flying Club, was flying at the time of the crash and witnessed the aftermath of the tragedy from high above the scene. â€œAll I saw was this big plume of black smoke going up, oh, probably 500 feet and big, you know, flames at the bottom, bright yellow flames at the bottom,â€? he said. â€œSo you couldnâ€™t tell where the flames were coming from.â€? The victims, who had just filled up their aircraft with gas, werenâ€™t members of the local flying club, said Wilkie, noting he doesnâ€™t believe they were associated with skydivers who were in the area, either. There was also no word on Saturday about where the plane had been headed. Wilkie said he had to fly over the scene a second time before he could tell that a plane had crashed, and he suspects an engine may have failed. â€œI suspect that it all happened so quickly for those fellows that they wouldnâ€™t know, they wouldnâ€™t have
chance to respond, do anything, theyâ€™d just kind of grit their teeth and thatâ€™s it,â€? he said. Police and the Coroners Service of British Columbia are investigating the crash and the Transportation Safety Board has been contacted. Emergency personnel were able to put out the fire but the two people aboard the aircraft died at the scene, Molendyk said. The weather at the time of the crash was sunny and dry, he said. The wreckage of the aircraft has been removed from the crash site and police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard the crash to contact them. â€œA couple of skydivers may have recordings of some of the incidents that happened prior to the crash,â€? Molendyk said. â€œWeâ€™re going to have anybody that saw anything or happened to be in the close area, if you have a photo or whatever, Iâ€™m sure it would be beneficial.â€? Capt. Greg Clarke of the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria said an emergency beacon went off around 1 p.m. and identified the aircraft as a twin-engine Piper 23.
Canada pledges $227M in aid to Afghanistan BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA â€” Canada and other major donors sought to assure Afghanistan that development aid will not dry up when foreign troops leave the country by pledging billions of dollars through 2015, on the condition the money is not squandered through corruption or mismanagement. Weariness after more than a decade of fighting, and exasperation over the inability or unwillingness of President Hamid Karzaiâ€™s government to tackle rampant corruption and graft, have weighed on the international communityâ€™s resolve to keep supporting Afghanistan. The landlocked Central Asian country is highly dependent on foreign aid, and there is concern Afghanistan could descend into chaos if the government cannot support itself after most NATO troops withdraw in 2014. Donors from around 70 countries and organizations pledged $16 billion in development aid for
Afghanistan on Sunday at a one-day conference in Tokyo. Canada will contribute an extra $227 million in development aid between 2014 and 2017, with the money aimed at empowering women and girls in the areas of education, human rights and humanitarian assistance. The money is in addition to the initial commitment of $300 million that Canada promised between 2011 and 2014. Conservative MP Chris Alexander, the parliamentary secretary for national defence, attended the Tokyo conference and said Canada and other donors will keep a close eye on how the money is spent. â€œThat needs to be done, because the flows are substantial and we know there have been shortcomings, not necessarily relating to Canadian spending, but certainly relating to some of the assistance that has come to Afghanistan,â€? Alexander said. â€œBut if you read this declaration, itâ€™s very clear what areas the international community is requiring the Afghan government to take action on. One
is governance. Two is a more serious fight against corruption. Our impression to date is literally that President Karzai and his team have not been serious on this issue, and that has to end.â€? There will be regular reviews for how the development aid is spent, and Kabul must show it is serious about stamping out its deep-seated problems with corruption. There must also be improved governance and finance management, and a safeguarding of the democratic process, rule of law and human rights, particularly those of women. â€œWe will fight corruption with strong resolve wherever it occurs, and ask the same of our international partners,â€? Karzai told the donors. â€œTogether we must stop the practices that feed corruption or undermine the legitimacy and effectiveness of national institutions.â€? Canadaâ€™s decade-long combat mission ended last year when the military pulled out of Kandahar, and a smaller contingent of Canadian troops has been deployed primarily to Kabul as part of a training mission that is scheduled to wrap up in 2014.
Health officials call for end to needle exchange ban ABBOTSFORD, B.C. â€” Once a week, Jamie MacDonald walks down a quiet alley in this sprawling community in British Columbiaâ€™s Fraser Valley, finds a familiar black SUV and picks up a package of clean needles, alcohol swabs and other supplies for injecting heroin. MacDonald doesnâ€™t need the needles himself â€” although heâ€™s addicted to heroin, he smokes the drug â€” but he has friends who do. He takes a paper bag containing about 20 or so needles, meets with friends and chats with an outreach worker from Vancouverâ€™s Portland Hotel Society, who visits Abbotsford every Thursday with syringes, crack pipes and other supplies designed to make the lives of drug addicts safer. â€œI grab needles and pipes and I give them to people â€” I just like to do my part to make sure somebody doesnâ€™t catch a disease,â€? says MacDonald, 34, who started smoking heroin as a teenager growing up in Vancouverâ€™s Downtown Eastside, where he was born and raised. â€œFor me, itâ€™s a no-brainer. It helps people.â€? In Abbotsford, this transaction has actually been illegal since 2005, when city council passed a zoning bylaw that effectively bans any form of harm reduction, including needle exchanges and safe-injection sites, within the city limits. But the bylaw is now up for review, as the local health authority pushes for a government-run needle exchange program, and community groups that have been quietly contravening the law for years argue itâ€™s time for the city to embrace the concept of harm reduction. The debate has revealed that some in this city, located in an area often referred to as the provinceâ€™s Bible Belt, are still uncomfortable with the idea of giving addicts free needles to inject their drugs, despite the insistence of health officials that such programs save lives, reduce health-care costs and connect addicts with treatment. The harm reduction bylaw was introduced seven years ago as municipal politicians looked to ensure the blight of addiction in Vancouverâ€™s Downtown Eastside didnâ€™t replicate itself in Abbotsford. At the time, Vancouverâ€™s controversial safe-injection site had been making headlines for more than a year,
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Police need strategy to deal with Alzheimer’s patients in domestic calls: group TORONTO — All it took was one brief argument with her husband over lottery tickets for Deb Mulligan’s life to change forever. She recalls the day four years ago when she told him she was worried his purchases were turning into an addiction. That’s when Brian Mulligan suddenly lost his temper. “He said he couldn’t wait until he was dead and said: ’Maybe I should kill you first,”’ the 58-yearold woman said in an interview from her home in Tillsonburg, Ont. “If I hadn’t looked at him, I probably would’ve continued home,” said Mulligan. “But I looked at him and his eyes were as black as the ace of spades.” She dialled 911. The 59-year-old big rig truck driver was arrested, held in jail for 18 days before being moved to a psychiatric facility. He now lives in a nursing home in nearby London, Ont. Shortly before the incident, Brian Mulligan had been diagnosed with Pick’s disease, which is a rare form of dementia. His wife had been the first to recognize the symptoms — he was increasingly depressed, agitated and often times, unpredictable. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the number of cases of domestic violence involving people suffering from dementia is rapidly growing, with the need for police to establish a strategy to deal with these types of calls reaching a “critical” point. “I think it is very frightening to imagine what things will look like in a very short number of years if we don’t have such a (national dementia) plan,” said the group’s CEO, Naguib Gouda. Recent statistics from the society show that in 2010, there were over 110,000 new cases of dementia a year, or one new case every five minutes. Within a generation, the society says, the numbers of Canadians living with dementia will more than double to 1.1 million. Mary Schulz, the group’s director of education, said putting a person with dementia in jail can be a terrifying ordeal, especially since many times, the person may not know why they are there. “Just imagine a strange environment, perhaps
people with guns and sticks, uniforms and hats,” she said. “That’s a really volatile situation for someone who is already anxious, afraid and already feeling like they have to defend themselves.” Earlier this month, the group officially asked police in Sault Ste. Marie to reassess their policy after the northwestern Ontario community saw an increase in these incidents. “It’s mostly an elderly couple living together most of their lives. One now has dementia and we know that with dementia, there are responsive behaviours,” said Carolyn Cybulski, the executive director of the local chapter. “There is a possibility that people with dementia can become aggressive or angry with their caregivers and sometimes the family members really don’t know what to do,” she said. Cybulski said in some cases, the aggressive behaviour may be an indicator of an undiagnosed medical issue. Instead of putting a person in jail until their case is addressed in the courts, the society wants legislative changes to allow police to have the individual be medically assessed first. The group says it does not condone domestic violence, but points out that sometimes, the accused person with dementia is later found not criminally responsible for their actions. Many times, their caregivers were reluctant to call police in the first place, said Cybulski. Winnipeg police Insp. Gord Perrier, who oversees the domestic violence unit, said every officer in the service has received specialized training to deal with mental health cases. Perrier said if an officer is aware of a case of dementia during a call, every effort is made to have the person taken to a psychiatric or extended care facility instead of a jail cell. “In most situations, that’s a good compromise, especially with the aging population,” he said. In Vancouver, police have nurses on staff who can assess a prisoner for any health concerns. Although the force does not have a specific policy in dealing with arrests of Alzheimer’s patients, it does try to provide some accommodation if possible. “One has to realize, however, that if they have
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Montreal hospital investigates after patient jumps nine floors to his death MONTREAL — A Montreal hospital has launched an internal investigation after a patient jumped to his death Sunday morning from the ninth floor of the facility. It’s the second such death at the hospital in less than a year. The 50-year-old man was rushed to the emergency unit at Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital, where his death was confirmed. The patient had been hospitalized since Friday. There are reports he suffered from mental health problems but the hospital wouldn’t confirm that information for privacy reasons. Hospital spokesman Andre Bouthillier says support is being offered to the man’s family. A 74-year-old patient jumped in a similar incident at the hospital in October 2011.
Another B.C. First Nation signs declaration against oil-sands pipelines VANCOUVER — Another First Nation in British Columbia has taken a stand against the construction and upgrading of pipelines that will carry petroleum products from Alberta’s oil sands to the Pacific coast. During a weekend ceremony, North Vancouver’s Tsleil-Waututh Nation added its name to the Save the Fraser Declaration. Signatories to the document vow they will not allow pipelines carrying oil-sands products to cross their lands, territories or watersheds or the migration routes of Fraser River salmon. Tsleil-Waututh Chief Justin George says his band has an obligation and birthright to care for the lands and waters in its territory. The band say more than 100 First Nations have now signed the declaration. Two major pipeline projects are currently planned for B.C., including Enbridge Inc.’s (TSX:ENB) $5.5-billion Northern Gateway pipeline and Kinder Morgan Canada’s expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline. code:3
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador was hit with a 4.4 magnitude earthquake Sunday morning. A seismologist with Natural Resources Canada says the magnitude isn’t large enough to cause destruction, but it is significantly more than most earthquakes in the region. He says the earthquake hit around 8:13 a.m. local time along the Quebec-Labrador border, just south of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Those in the immediate vicinity felt very strong shaking. Miners in Labrador City said the earthquake felt like a regular mine blast. Natural Resources Canada says the last time an earthquake of this size hit the province was 50 years ago.
Canadian aid worker speaks about ‘very bad long weekend’ during Kenya kidnapping TORONTO — The realization he had been kidnapped only hit Steve Dennis as the Canadian aid worker was being sped away by gunmen from the Kenyan refugee camp he’d been visiting minutes before. By then though, all he could do was try to stay calm. Dennis was in a threecar convoy with fellow workers from the Norwegian Refugee Council on June 29 when a group of kidnappers moved in, firing shots and shouting in Somali. The 37-year-old described the utter chaos that broke out as the “most stressful time” of the entire experience. “Some attackers came from the front, some came from behind. They were trying to get the
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Deb Mulligan visits with her husband Brian Mulligan at the nursing home where he lives in London, Ontario, Friday. All it took was one brief argument with her husband over lottery tickets for Deb Mulligan’s life to change forever. been arrested then they are suspected of a criminal offence and if there are reasonable and probable grounds to believe a criminal offence took place ... the administrative process in the jail is a part of that process,” Const. Lindsey Houghton said in an email. Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services said it continually advocates for police forces in the province to establish their own guidelines for how these calls are answered. Each week, Deb Mulligan visits the nursing home where her husband now lives. His health has rapidly deteriorated. He no longer remembers who she is. She doesn’t regret calling the police, but wishes her husband hadn’t been treated like a criminal. “I know it definitely confused him but I didn’t get to see him, because I was the victim. I wasn’t allowed to see him until we ended up in court,” she said. “They had shackles on him. That broke my heart. I literally started to collapse. I don’t believe he needed to be shackled.”
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Roughriders 17 Eskimos 1 REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders needed just one try in 2012 to do something they couldn’t do in 10 attempts all last year — defeat a divisional rival. The Roughriders’ defence contributed six quarterback sacks, a fumble recovery and an interception Sunday as Saskatchewan beat the Edmonton Eskimos 17-1 before 31,459 spectators at Mosaic Stadium. It was Saskatchewan’s first win over a West Division opponent since November 2010, after going 0-10 in their own division in 2011. “Last year was last year and we don’t want to focus on what happened last year, but it’s definitely good to get over that hump and get the win over a West Division opponent,” said middle linebacker Shomari Williams. After riding a player-of-theweek performance from quarterback Darian Durant to victory in Week 1, Sunday was the Saskatchewan (2-0) defence’s turn to shine. Edmonton (1-1) was limited to one first down in the first quarter as starting QB Steven Jyles struggled to find his receivers. Kerry Joseph replaced Jyles midway through the second quarter but the Eskimos’ fortunes changed little. Brent Hawkins recovered an Edmonton fumble on the Eskimos’ next offensive series, and punter Burke Dales conceded a safety on the possession after that following Woodny Turenne’s sack of Joseph. Jyles returned in the third quarter and gave the Eskimos
Milwaukee pitcher Zack Greinke is going to get another start before the All-Star break. Greinke tossed just four pitches Saturday before he was ejected after spiking the ball following a close play at first base during a 6-3 loss at Houston. So the Brewers decided to give him the ball again on Sunday. Greinke will become the first pitcher in the majors to start consecutive games since C.J. Wilson of the Angels on May 11-12. The last Brewer to start consecutive games was CC Sabathia, who started the game before and after the All-Star break in 2008. Greinke also is scheduled to start Milwaukee’s first game after the break on Friday. That would make him the first pitcher to start three straight games in one season since Red Faber for the Chicago White Sox in 1917.
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Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive end Brent Hawkins celebrates after recovering a fumble during second quarter against the Edmonton Eskimos in Regina, Sask., Sunday. their first offensive series of more than five plays, culminating in a missed field goal by Grant Shaw. Hawkins and Tearrius George also contributed sacks in the third, helping the Riders maintain a 6-1 lead heading into the final frame. Joseph replaced Jyles for a second time with three minutes to play and finished the day with four completions on eight attempts and 34 yards.
Jays pound four homers in win BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blue Jays 11 White Sox 9 CHICAGO — The Toronto Blue Jays got the ball up in the air and then they got out of town with a good feeling in the last game before the All-Star break. The Blue Jays, who’d lost 8 of their previous 12, hit four homers Sunday to end the Chicago White Sox’s five-game winning streak with an 11-9 victory. Colby Rasmus and Edwin Encarnacion had two-run homers in the first and Kelly Johnson and Jeff Mathis also connected on a windy day at U.S. Cellular Field when Chicago pitching yielded nine walks “We had a very good offensive day. High number of walks,” manager John Farrell said as his team headed for four days off with a 43-43 record. “First inning we put together, both Colby, who continues to swing the bat well, Eddie with another big home run for us. We needed every run we could put on the board the way this turned out.” The first-place White Sox got a threerun homer from Alex Rios and kept pecking away, but couldn’t overcome the fourrun first-inning deficit and go the All-Star break with a 47-38 record and a three-game lead in the AL Central. Chicago manager Robin Ventura was ejected in the top of the ninth after charging to the plate to heatedly argue a ball and strike call with home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. “Yeah he had to let him know. Had to let him know,” Rios said of Ventura’s ejection. Ventura had argued in the sixth when Jose Bautista hit a ball past third that was touched by a fan for a ground rule double. Umpires ruled that a running Rasmus,
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Toronto Blue Jays’ Colby Rasmus reacts as he celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday. who’d been on first, was allowed to score on the play. Ventura was not available to comment after the game because he had to catch a flight for the break — something that was announced before the game. Jason Frasor (1-1), the third of five Blue
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Odell Willis and David Veikune had Saskatchewan’s other sacks, and Craig Butler added a late interception that led to Chris Milo’s game-capping field goal. Milo connected on two of three field goal attempts, opening the scoring with a 32-yarder in the first quarter and closing it with a 17-yarder in the fourth. He also had a pair of 56-yard punt singles. Edmonton’s lone point came
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off a 62-yard punt single from Burke Dales on the first series of the second quarter. “(Edmonton) had a rookie starting at right tackle and he wasn’t supposed to be in there so when you get things like that you try to take advantage of those matches,” said Hawkins. Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin joked after the game that Hawkins’ 26-yard fumble return left a little to be desired because the defensive end failed to score. If not him, Hawkins is pretty sure one of his teammates will rectify that next week. “If the fans want to see some more scoring our defence is going to try to score next game so how about that?” he said. “Maybe we can show you all a little show.” Anyone hoping for an offensive show Sunday finally had their wish granted with three minutes to play when Riders tailback Kory Sheets found open field down the sideline and ran 34 yards for the game’s only touchdown. Like Jyles, Durant’s effectiveness was limited early, with eight of Saskatchewan’s first nine possessions ending in punts. Last week’s Offensive Player of the Week warmed up as the game went on though, finishing 20-for-32 for 203 yards. Jyles went 10-for-19 for 91 yards. “I got a little frustrated earlier because we hurt ourselves with penalties, a couple dropped balls we had, and we just put ourselves in bad situations,” said Durant. “(Chamblin) just said ’Look, we knew it was going to be a slugfest, we knew it was going to go down to the wire, so just make a play when we need you to.”’
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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates with the trophy after winning the men’s singles final against Andy Murray of Britain at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Sunday. With the win Federer tied Pete Sampras for the most ever wins at Wimbledon.
WIMBLEDON, England — Once the Centre Court roof was closed, nothing could stop Roger Federer from winning his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title. The 30-year-old Federer finally equaled Pete Sampras’ record at the All England Club, and won his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday. “I’m happy that closing the roof maybe helped me today, because I wasn’t sure if that was going to help me or not,” said Federer, who took advantage of the windless court and won 65 of the 117 points played indoors. Once Murray’s forehand landed wide on match point, Federer collapsed to the grass with tears welling in his eyes. He got up quickly and shook hands with Murray at the net. Up in the players’ box, Federer’s wife and twin daughters cheered and smiled as he took his seat
to await yet another Wimbledon trophy presentation. Federer is now 17-7 in Grand Slam finals, including 7-1 at Wimbledon. Murray dropped to 0-4 in major finals, with three of those losses coming against Federer. “It’s amazing. It equals me with Pete Sampras, who’s my hero,” said Federer, who lost in the quarterfinals at the All England Club in 2010 and ’11. “It just feels amazing.” Besides Sampras, 1880s player William Renshaw also won seven Wimbledon titles, but he did it at a time when the defending champion was given a bye into the following year’s final. Sunday’s match was the first Wimbledon singles final to be played with the roof closed. The roof was first used on Centre Court in 2009. Britain has been waiting 76 years for a homegrown men’s champion at the All England Club, and the expectations on Murray were huge.
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Ted Potter, Jr. celebrates his putt on the third playoff hole during the Greenbrier Classic PGA Golf tournament at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Sunday. Potter won in a playoff with Troy Kelly.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Ted Potter Jr.’s first PGA Tour victory means a lot more than a big paycheque. The 28-year-old rookie can take a trip to August National off his wish list. By making a four-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff Sunday to beat Troy Kelly in the Greenbrier Classic, Potter earned a spot in the Masters, something he listed as career goal. Simply winning, though, had been the top priority for a player who first joined the former Nationwide Tour in 2004 and didn’t have much success until last year. “When you’re missing cuts every week, you get down on yourself,” Potter said. “I mean, it’s hard to pick yourself back up. But the plus side for me is I was still young. I just knew I had plenty of time and just be patient and it will come back around again.” Potter finished second on the Nationwide money list last year to advance to the PGA Tour. He tied for 13th in his first event of the year but had missed five straight cuts entering the week. His fortunes changed Sunday. “It was just a big relief,” Potter said. “All the struggles the last few weeks, knowing that now I’ve got a couple years to try to improve on my game and win some more tournaments.” The left-hander became the sixth first-time winner on the tour this season. He earned US$1,098,000 and jumped from 173rd to 51st in the FedEx Cup standings. He also gets a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour. And Potter, Kelly and Marc Leishman — who won two weeks ago at the Travelers Championship — can pack their bags for the British Open, which starts July 19 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. Ranked 218th in the world, Potter overcame a four-stroke deficit with four holes to play, finishing with his second straight 6-under 64 to match Kelly at 16 under. Kelly closed with a 66. It marked the third straight year of close finishes on the Old White TPC course. Scott Stallings beat Bob Estes and Bill Haas on the first hole of a playoff last year, and Stuart Appleby shot a 59 to beat Jeff Overton by a stroke in 2010. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., and David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., finished in a tie for 12th, six shots back at 10 under. DeLaet closed with a 69,
and Hearn shot a 4-under 66. Webb Simpson lost a one-stroke lead on the back nine at the tournament for the second straight year. The U.S. Open champion made three straight bogeys, shot 73 and tied for seventh at 11 under. During the fourth round, Potter made long putts for a birdie at No. 15 and an eagle at No. 17, and his 5-footer for birdie at No. 18 tied Kelly, who could have avoided the playoff but missed birdie putts on the final two holes. Both made par on the first two playoff holes, with Potter missing a 5-footer at No. 17 that would have won it on the second extra hole. Moments before, Kelly made a 22-footer for par after finding trouble from the greenside bunker. Playing the par-3 18th for the third time on the day, Kelly’s tee shot was short of a steep ridge in the middle of the green, while Potter sent his 9-iron onto the top of the ridge and it trickled close to the pin. Kelly missed his 45-foot birdie putt, then watched Potter close out the win as thunderstorms moved in. Despite the disappointment, Kelly earned his best career finish. He previous one was a tie for 37th. “I had a lot of fun,” Kelly said. “And looking forward to kind of getting in that position some more.” Kelly underwent hip-replacement surgery in September 2010 after being diagnosed with arthritis. He resumed playing golf five months later and was 11th in Nationwide winnings last year. Charlie Wi and rookie Charlie Beljan tied for third at 14 under. Wi shot a 65, and Beljan had a 67. Daniel Summerhays finished fifth at 13 under after a 64. Martin Flores (67) was another stroke back. Simpson, the third-round leader, had gone 50 consecutive holes without a bogey but made three of them in a row starting at the par-5 12th. “I felt really confident and then just got on a bad run there,” Simpson said. “I’m probably going to learn something from it. Have to learn the hard way.” Joining him at 11 under were Robert Castro (63), Kevin Na (65), Sean O’Hair (66) and Ken Duke (70). Duke was within a shot of the lead on the 14th hole before fading with a pair of double bogeys. Simpson can now focus on family — his wife, Dowd, is due to give birth to the couple’s second child within three weeks. That means skipping the British Open.
Choi perseveres to win U.S. Women’s Open KOHLER, Wis. — Na Yeon Choi was cruising to victory in the U.S. Women’s Open when her trademark consistency suddenly deserted her. After yanking her tee shot into the woods on the 10th hole, Choi wound up making a triple bogey — cutting her lead over playing partner Amy Yang from five to two strokes. “That moment, maybe I thought I might screw up today,” Choi said. “But I thought I needed to fix that. I can do it. So I tried to think what I have to do.” Choi birdied the next hole, danced around a few more potential pitfalls on the back nine and went on to win by four strokes Sunday at Blackwolf Run. It’s the first major and sixth career LPGA Tour victory for the 24-year-old South Korean star, who came into the tournament ranked fifth in the world. Choi shot a 1-over 73 on Sunday and finished at 7 under. Yang, also from South Korea, had a 71 to finish second. Charlottetown’s Lorie Kane closed with a 76, and was 19 over for the tournament. Choi’s victory comes at the same course where Se Ri Pak won the Open in 1998, a victory that inspired Choi and many other young South Koreans to try to make it on the women’s tour. “And 14 years later I’m here right now, and I made it,” Choi said. “My dreams come true. It’s an amazing day today, and like I really appreciate what Se Ri did and all the Korean players, they did. It’s really no way I can be here without them.” Pak was among a group of friends who met Choi after she putted out on the 18th green, showering her with hugs — and victory champagne. “She (said), ’Hey, Na Yeon, I’m really proud of you. You did a really good job, and you (were) really calm out
there,”’ Choi said. “She talked to me a lot, and she was hugging me.” Choi is the fourth South Korea player to win the event in the five years, following Inbee Park (2008), Eun-Hee Ji (2009) and So Yeon Ryu (2011). And while Choi’s performance on the 10th wasn’t pretty, she could afford to have one bad hole Sunday thanks in large part to her remarkable performance Saturday when she matched the fifth-lowest round in Open history with a 65. Choi and Yang were the only players to finish the tournament under par. Yang was expecting Choi’s best effort. “I knew she was going to play well,” Yang said. “She’s very consistent player.” Sandra Gal of Germany shot a 74 and finished at 1 over. Il Hee Lee of South Korea, Shanshan Feng of China and Italian Giulia Sergas finished 2 over. Michelle Wie finished at 10 over. After shooting a 66 on Friday to close within a stroke of the lead, she had weekend rounds of 78 and 80. “Contention for me kind of got my juices flowing and kind of made me want it more and felt like what it was like again,” Wie said. “So I’m really looking forward to the next tournament and there’s a lot of positives to take from this week.” Top-ranked Yani Tseng finished 14 over, and still needs an Open victory to complete a career Grand Slam. The afternoon belonged to Choi, who was even through the front nine, making bogey on No. 1 and making a birdie putt on No. 4. Then she found trouble. It started on the par-5 10th hole, when she put her tee shot way left into woods and deep rough. Choi was 8 under at that point — five strokes ahead of Yang, who was 3 under.
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South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi holds up the championship trophy after winning the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament on Sunday, in Kohler, Wis. After a long delay for a fruitless search for her ball, she went back to the 10th tee with a penalty. Choi wound up with a triple-bogey 8 and appeared to be on the verge of unravelling. Yang made a par on 10, cutting Choi’s lead to 2 strokes. Choi birdied No. 11 but got in trouble again on No. 12, putting her approach shot in the long rough short of the green. She managed to chip out of the rough and hit the green, then rolled in a putt of about 20 feet to save par — and, perhaps, her Open title. Choi then came within inches of putting her tee shot in the water on No. 13, but her ball bounced to safety — appearing to skip twice off of a wall
Hill wins Dakota Dunes Casino Open, Evanecz finished 51st CANADIAN TOUR THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — Matt Hill of Sarnia, Ont., outlasted Will Strickler in a playoff to become the first Canadian-born winner of the Dakota Dunes Casino Open on Sunday. Hill, a former NCAA Individual Champion and the 2009 Jack Nicklaus award winner, made birdie on fourth extra hole to clinch his first victory as a professional and take home $24,000. “It truly feels great to get my first win here,” said Hill. “I was proud of myself today for hanging in there and I all I kept telling myself was give yourself a chance.” Hill is now a full member of the Canadian Tour. He also climbs to the top of the Order of Merit with $43,300 in earnings and is a step closer to claiming one of the two exemptions into the RBC Canadian Open. Those exemptions are given to the top two Canadian Tour members following next week’s Players Cup in Winnipeg. “I would obviously love to play in the Open but right now it’s not something I’m overly concerned with,” said Hill. “I’m going to enjoy this victory tonight and get
back to work next week in Winnipeg.” Hill had a chance to win in regulation after hitting a wedge to 12 feet on the par-5 18th hole. He missed, however, and went into the sudden-death playoff with Strickler, who lipped out an eagle putt on the final hole. Both players finished at 19-under par. Both players had pars on the first two playoff holes and then they each birdied the third. Hill then two putted for birdie on the fourth, while Strickler needed to get up and down from a waste bunker behind the 18th green. Strickler’s approach landed seven feet from the hole but the Dallas resident once again lipped out, giving Hill his first taste of victory. Other notable scores on the final day of play included Joel Dahmen, who drained a 40-foot eagle putt on the final hole to finish in a tie for third with James Allenby of Langley, B.C. Allenby had a chance of his own for eagle after landing his approach shot on the 18th to 10 feet. His eagle putt came up inches short, however, forcing the 2010 Most Improved Canadian to settle for birdie and an 18-under total. Third-round leader Jose de Jesus Rodriguez fell victim to a cold putter, finishing with just three birdies and one bogey on his final round to tie Dahmen and Allenby. Red Deer’s Mitch Evanecz finished in a tie for 51st at 284 following rounds of 71-69-72-72. He won $556.29.
that lined the water hazard — and she made another par. She then made birdies on No. 15 and 16. After taking the lead with her big round on Saturday, Choi talked about how Pak’s dramatic 1998 victory was one of the main things that inspired her to success in golf. Choi recalled watching that tournament on television and remembered how it changed her goals, helping her dream of something bigger. Pak, who finished at 4 over after a 71, was holing out on No. 18 at about the same time as Choi was finishing No. 9. But Pak intentionally stayed out of Choi’s way at the time.
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Canadian juniors sweep singles finals BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WIMBLEDON, England — Filip Peliwo made it a clean sweep for Canada in the junior singles finals at Wimbledon. The 18-year-old from Vancouver beat Australia’s Luke Saville 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday to win the boys’ crown, a day after fellow Canuck Eugenie Bouchard won the girls’ trophy. The Westmount, Que., native also added the girls’ doubles crown on Sunday as she and Taylor Townsend of the U.S. defeated Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic and Croatia’s Ana Konjuh 6-4, 6-3. The wins gave Canada an unprecedented three titles at a Grand Slam event. Bouchard’s victory in the girls’ final on Saturday marked the first time a Canadian has won a singles final at any level at a major. Peliwo, who lost to Saville in the Australian Open boys’ final in January, said he used Bouchard’s victory in singles as inspiration. “I wasn’t jealous of her title, but it made me ever more hungry, I wanted to have the same feeling for myself and for Canada. I knew it would be a great achievement if we were both champions,” said Peliwo, who also lost in the boys’ final at the French Open. “The two previous finals that I lost were also a big inspirations, I didn’t want to lose again but (I) was not letting it get to my head.” Peliwo recovered to win both sets against Saville, coming from 2-5 down in the opener in a match that started
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Filip Peliwo holds up his trophy for winning the boy’s singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Sunday. 90 minutes late due to rain and was played at the same time as Bouchard was on another court at the All England Club.
“Guys know that I fight no matter how far down I am, it’s worked for me in many situations,” he said. “Even if I don’t believe I will win, I give it my ab-
solute best and try to win every point, one point at a time. “I can only go give my best and hope for a win.” Peliwo won the first set in 51 minutes, then fought back in the second while trailing Saville 3-1. The Canadian won five of the last six games, clinching the trophy with his fifth ace. “That’s exactly how I wanted to finish it,” said Peliwo. “I was happy I battled back in the first set, gave myself a winning chance and took it on my first match point.” Peliwo finished with 19 winners, 14 unforced errors and converted on four of 11 break chances in 92 minutes. Bouchard’s second junior Grand Slam title-winning effort lasted 72 minutes and was paused by rain for 10 minutes in the opening set. The 18-year-old, ranked 309 on the WTA list, lead her team to four breaks of serve from 12 chances, with the Canadian-American pairing saving the only break point they faced. Bouchard’s top-seeded team broke to start the match and claimed the opening set in 32 minutes. They came back from an early break in the second to claim the title on a second match point. Canadian tennis ace Milos Raonic took to Twitter to congratulate both Peliwo and Bouchard. “Big congrats to two amazing Canadian talents and athletes with great futures. These two owned Wimby juniors!!” tweeted Raonic, the 22nd ranked men’s singles player in the world.
Prefontaine caps wild finish against Stampeders TORONTO — Ricky Ray made a memorable home debut Saturday afternoon. The veteran quarterback threw for 407 yards and two TDs but it was a crucial 36-yard completion to Andre Durie that set up Noel Prefontaine’s 28-yard field goal with no time left and earned the Toronto Argonauts a thrilling 39-36 home-opening win over the Calgary Stampeders. “It was a weird game because there were a lot of mistakes, a lot of great plays and it was pretty exciting,” Ray said. “But for us to stay together and get through adversity and get the win is huge, especially in our home opener. “I was able to step up inside the pressure and found Andre over the middle. He’s one of those guys you get the ball into his hands he’s going to make some plays and was able to do that and get us into field goal range.” Toronto (1-1) earned its fourth straight win over Calgary (1-1), which has dropped nine of its last 11 games at Rogers Centre. After Calgary tied the score 36-36, rookie Chandler Williams returned the kickoff 34 yards to the Toronto 47. Ray then found Durie on a completion
to the Stampeders’ 27-yard line, and after runs by both Boyd (six yards) and Ray (no yards), Prefontaine calmly connected with the game-winning field goal. “The feeling was still good because it was a tie game,” Ray said. “It’s not like we went down and felt like we had to go out and make some extraordinary plays. “They (kickoff return team) put us in good field position and we just needed to be smart with the football but get ourselves up into scoring position. We were able to do that the first play and that was big for us.” That was sweet redemption for Prefontaine, who had six in the game but his lone miss from 36 yards out was returned 125 yards for a TD by Calgary’s Larry Taylor at 3:15 of the fourth. That allowed the visitors to tie the score 29-29. Prefontaine also missed two-of-three field goals he tried in last week’s 19-15 road loss in Edmonton. “There are some things in the game I’d like to have back that I didn’t do well,” Prefontaine said. “But you keep your head down and keep playing and deal with whatever happens . . . good or bad, you stay even-keeled. “You don’t get too high and you don’t get too low. After 15 years that’s one thing I’ve learned.” Prefontaine’s field goal capped a roller-coaster
Canadians dominate Edmonton Triathlon GET TWO GOLDS AND TWO SILVERS THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Canadian triathletes bullied the Edmonton triathlon on Sunday, claiming gold and silver in both the men’s and women’s races. Vancouver’s Lauren Campbell and Sarah-Anne Brault of Levis, Que., earned the top spots in the women’s event, with Bermuda’s Flora Duffy taking bronze to prevent a Canuck podium sweep. Campbell, 30, made a late surge to win the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cup event in a time of one hour four minutes 42 seconds. She also scooped up the 2012 Canadian National Champion award after the race. On the men’s side, Kyle Jones of Hamilton, Ont.,
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JAYS: It was all right “I was just telling the trainers, five outs seems like forever. I got used to getting three. It was all right,” Janssen said. “I’ve obviously done it before in my career, it was just a little different than the last month or so.” Rasmus and Edwin Encarnacion had two-run homers following walks in the first off Dylan Axelrod and Kelly Johnson and Jeff Mathis also connected for Toronto on a windy day at U.S. Cellular Field. “It’s nice when we can swing and outslug the opponents, but it’s tough to do that every day,” said Toronto’s Rajai Davis, who had three stolen bases. “ We’re looking forward to getting it done on defence and having a better second half.” Axelrod (0-2) was working on just three days rest. It would have been Chris Sale’s turn in the rotation, but the White Sox decided to skip their ace lefty’s last start before the break and he is expected to throw an inning in Tuesday night’s All-Star game Axelrod gave up six hits, including three homers, and seven runs in his three innings before Mathis greeted reliever Brian Omogrosso with a solo homer in the fourth, making it 8-3. “You just got to get ground balls. I got behind in some counts and grooved some balls over the plate. And that’s what good hitters do,” Axelrod said. Adam Dunn’s RBI fielder’s choice grounder and an RBI double by Rios — right after an error on Vizquel at third — finished starter Brett Cecil after 4 1-3 innings and cut Toronto’s lead to 8-5. Alexei Ramirez then hit reliever Jesse Chavez’s first pitch for a two-run triple, slicing the lead to 8-7. But Davis walked in the sixth, stole second and third and scored on Leyson Septimo’s wild pitch to put Toronto up by two. After another walk to Rasmus, Bautista hit a ball past third that was ruled fair and a fan reached out and touched it, making it a ground rule double. But umpires allowed Rasmus to score from first on the play, despite an argument from Ventura. After another walk, Adam Lind doubled home the Blue Jays’ 11th run. Cecil gave up six hits and seven runs, six of them earned. Reliever Luis Perez departed in the seventh after giving up hits to the first two batters and walked off the mound with a trainer. Farrell said
fourth before a sparse Rogers Centre gathering of 20,682 that saw Toronto go ahead 36-29 on Ray’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Dontrelle Inman — their second TD hookup in the contest. But following Taylor’s 64-yard punt return Glenn, who came into the game when starter Drew Tate suffered a shoulder injury in the first, threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Lewis at 13:52. The win was hardly a work of art, but it still was Scott Milanovich’s first as a CFL head coach and afterwards his players presented him with the game ball. “A lot to clean up,” he said. “I don’t know if I am a sentimental guy but I will keep the ball. “As a head coach you only ever get one first win and this will be something I hold on to.” Calgary lost more than the game, though, as Tate is out indefinitely with a left shoulder injury. He was hurt rolling out to his left to open the Stampeders’ second possession when he put his left arm down to brace himself while being hit by Toronto’s Derrick Summers. Tate remained down for some time before walking off the field, then to the Calgary dressing room. He was replaced by the veteran Glenn but returned to the Stampeders’ sideline in the second, his left arm in a sling and ice wrapped to his left shoulder.
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picked up his first World Cup win in a time of 57 minutes 33 seconds while Alexander Hinton of Kingston, Ont., took silver. American Jarrod Shoemaker rounded out the podium. The 27-year-old Jones, who’s bound for the London Olympics later this month, also earned 2012 Canadian National Champion honours. This is only the second time Canada has swept the top spots at an ITU World Cup event. Two-time Olympic medallist Simon Whitfield and Carol Montgomery accomplished the feat in 2001. Edmonton is the ITU’s only Canadian World Cup event. Whitfield withdrew from the race on Thursday, citing a hamstring problem. He’s training in Victoria ahead of the Olympics.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Kirk Triplett won the First Tee Open on Sunday at Pebble Beach for his first Champions Tour title, making an early eagle and closing with a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory. Triplett, the three-time PGA Tour winner making his eighth start on the senior tour after turning 50 in March, finished at 10-under 206. He opened with a 70 at Pebble Beach and had a 70 at Del Monte on Saturday to enter the final round four strokes behind leaders Tom Kite and Brad Bryant. Triplett eagled the par-5 second hole, and chipped in on the par-4 16th for the last of his five birdies. He had only one bogey in the final round, on the par-3 12th. Mark McNulty was second after a 69. Bryant, Jay Haas and Bill Glasson tied for third at 6 under. Haas and Glasson shot 69, and Bryant had a 74.
Perez has tightness in his elbow, will go the disabled list and be evaluated further. Frasor came on and gave up a sacrifice fly and intentional walk before retiring the side with two strikeouts. Notes: White Sox RHP Jake Peavy was named as a late injury replacement to the All-Star team for the Angels’ C.J. Wilson. Peavy had lost out in the Final Vote balloting earlier in the week to Texas’ Yu Darvish.Rios tied a career high with his four RBIs. .... Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie sat out with a tight back, a condition that forced him to leave Saturday’s game. ... Kevin Youkilis had an RBI double in the sixth, giving him 14 RBIs in his first 13 games with Chicago. ... After the game the White Sox optioned right-hander Duente Heath back to TripleA Charlotte. He did not appear in a game since being recalled July 4.
the main thing,” Murray said. “It’s not an easy tournament for British players in many ways, but I think I dealt with all of the extra things away from the tournament pretty well, better than maybe I had done in the past.” At the start of the match, Murray was the one dictating play and winning the tough points. He broke Federer in the first game of the first set, and then broke again late before serving it out. The second set was much more even, and both had early break points that they couldn’t convert. Federer, however, finally got it done in the final game of the set, hitting a backhand drop volley that Murray couldn’t get to. Both held easily to start the third set, but then the rain started abruptly, suspending play for 40 minutes. Shortly after they returned, it turned into a one-man show. With Federer leading 3-2, they played a 26-point, 20-minute game in which Federer finally converted his sixth break point — after Murray had slipped on the grass three times. Federer lost only five points on his serve in that set. “When we came out after the break, he was more aggressive on my serve,” Murray said. “He has excellent timing, so when there’s no wind or anything under the roof, he times the ball very, very well.”
SLAM: Disappointed Thousands of fans watched the match on a huge screen on “Murray Mount,” but left the grounds still waiting for a British winner. Inside the stadium, Prince William’s wife, Kate, sat in the Royal Box along with David Beckham, British Prime Minister David Cameron and a slew of former Wimbledon champions. Many of them left a bit disappointed as well. “Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, how tough it is,” said Murray, who held back tears while speaking in front of the crowd. “It’s not the people watching. They make it so much easier to play. The support has been incredible, so thank you.” With his victory, Federer regained the No. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic, allowing him to equal Sampras’ record of 286 weeks as the top-ranked player. “This year I guess I decided in the bigger matches to take it more to my opponent instead of waiting a bit more for the mistakes,” Federer said. “Yeah, this is I guess how you want to win Wimbledon, is by going after your shots, believing you can do it, and that’s what I was able to do today. “It’s special.” Murray is coached by eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl, the only other man who lost his first four major finals. But after going 0-9 in sets in those previous three, Murray finally won a set. “I played better this time in the final, and that’s
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BUCCANEERS HOME OPENER POSTPONED The Central Alberta Buccaneers got an easy win in Alberta Football League play Saturday. The Bucs won by default when the Edmonton Army couldn’t field a team. The only negative was it spoiled the Bucs first game on the new artificial turf at the Lacombe MEGlobal Athletic Park. The Bucs, 1-4, conclude their AFL regular schedule next Saturday when they host the Grande Prairie Drillers at 6 p.m. in Lacombe.
RAMPAGE FALL TO GRYPHONS The Red Deer TBS Rampage dropped a 9-8 decision to the Manitoba Grythons in Rocky Mountain Junior B Tier I Lacrosse League play at the Kinex Sunday. Troy Klaus led the Rampage with four goals with Dustin Reykdal, Eric Reierson, Davis Reykdal and Trey Christensen adding single markers. Adam Mooney was in goal. The Rampage finish regular season play next Sunday when they host the Calgary Chill at 4:40 p.m. at the Kinex.
THIS WEEK Tuesday
● Women’s fastball: N.Jensen’s Bandits vs. Stettler, Topco Oilsite vs. Firefly Rage, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Budal Ice vs. Alberta Highspeed, 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1. ● Senior men’s baseball: The Hideout at North Star Sports, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Sunburst baseball: Parkland at Red Deer Riggers, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park.
● Junior golf: McLennan Ross Sun Junior Tour at Lacombe. ● Parkland baseball: Innisfail at Lacombe, Carstairs at Olds, 7 p.m.
●Senior men’s baseball: Sylvan Lake at The Hideout, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Sunburst baseball: Fort Saskatchewan at Red Deer Stags, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park.
● Parkland baseball: Irricana at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park; Rocky Mountain House at Innisfail, 7 p.m.
● Bantam AAA baseball: Sherwood Park Gold at Red Deer, 3 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Alberta Football League: Grande Prairie at Central Alberta Buccaneers, 6 p.m., Lacombe MEGlobal Athletic Park. ● Parkland baseball: League all-star game, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park.
● Bantam AAA baseball: Edmonton at Red Deer, noon, Great Chief Park.
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Red Deer City hangs on to tie BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer 2 Lethbridge 2 The Red Deer City FC took another step forward Sunday afternoon at Great Chief Park, although it may be considered a baby step. The City crew jumped into a 2-0 first half lead before giving up a pair of goals in the second half and battling the Lethbridge FC to a 2-2 draw in women’s Alberta Major Soccer League play. It was the first point of the season for the Red Deer squad, after five losses. Their latest setback came Saturday when they lost 6-1 to the Calgary Alliance at Great Chief Park. That was the first time they scored all season. Red Deer head coach Chris Keem was pleased yet a little disappointed. “A step forward? Slightly. We played a good first half, but the second half wasn’t so good. “The first half was possibly our best so far, and the second half we scratched and clawed and made sure we tied it. We did have some chances to win it, but then they had some chances as well.” It was the second game in two days for both teams, so Keem wasn’t using that as an excuse, although with only two players on the bench the heat did take it’s toll. As well Red Deer lost their premier striker — Paula Dadensky — in the first half with an ankle injury. Dadensky scored their first goal and was
instrumental in creating the opportunity for Terra Salmon to notch the second on a rebound. “Losing her 15 minutes in hurt as we had to use an U18 goalie (Kaitlin Darcy) up front,” said Keem, who is also without striker Celine Jensen, who has a concussion. Dadensky was taken to the hospital, although no word on her condition was available following the game. “Hopefully she’s not injured too bad and we’re hoping to get Celine back next week. Without those two we’re missing most of our speed up front.” That was evident in the second half as the City squad didn’t create a lot. “What we wanted to do was control the ball more, which I thought we did a better job of,” said Keem. Kendall McGowan, on perfect shot from 40 yards out that caught the top corner on keeper Lauren Good, and Nicki Furukawa, on a scramble that hit a body and just trickled over the line, scored for Lethbridge. Red Deer still has eight games remaining this season, including a meeting with the Calgary Callies Saturday at 2 p.m. at Great Chief Park. “That will be a test, so we can only see where we go from here,” said Keem. “But we’ve changed our systems a bit and eliminated some chances against us. “We must have given up 40 100 per cent chances in the first four games we played and we needed to eliminate those. I thought this weekend we did a
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Lethbridge FC’s Nikki Furukawa ran into a solid tackle by a Red Deer City player during Alberta Major Soccer League action at Great Chief Park, Sunday afternoon. much better job of that. We may have given up one or two. “We’re not exactly where we want to be, but we’re getting there. We’re young and still learning.” Keem would also like to have a few more players out, plus get a chance to train in the heat for
a change. “We train Tuesday and Thursday and for the most part it’s been rainy and cold,” he said. “Conditioning won’t come until we can train in weather like this.” email@example.com
Carstar Braves pull out win in final game BY ADVOCATE STAFF It took them a longer than they hoped, but the Red Deer Carstar Braves finally got on the winning track during the weekend. The Braves waited until the final of their four-game weekend series to pull out a 9-2 victory over the Sherwood Park Green in NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League play Sunday at Great Chief Park. Earlier Sunday the Braves dropped a 5-4 decision to the Green squad while on Saturday they lost 10-7 and 11-0 to the Sherwood Park Gold. The Braves jumped on the Sherwood Park Green starter in Sunday’s nightcap, scoring four times in the bottom of the first inning to grab a 4-2 lead. They extended the lead with a pair of runs in the third, a single in the fourth and two more in the sixth. Levi Moon, Sam Schierman, Mac Guckert and Nik Fischer had two hits each for the Braves, who collected 13 hits. Dylan Borman drove in a pair of runs.
The Red Deer Chiefs got the better of the Calgary Axemen in the Calgary Bantam Lacrosse League, but the same couldn’t be said at the provincials. The Axemen bettered the Chiefs 11-4 in the provincial final at Kin City A Arena Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile Red Deer finished fourth in the peewee and midget divisions. The Edmonton Hornets beat the Chiefs 9-4 in the peewee third-place game while in the midget bronze medal game the Edmonton Rams downed the Chiefs 10-5. The Hornets stopped the Sherwood Park Titans 10-2 in the midget final. The peewee final was unavailable.
Mitch Vanson started on the mound and allowed two runs on two hits and six walks over 6 1/3 innings. Jason Garrett came on and got the final two outs. In the opener Sunday, the Green, who were the home team, scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh after the Braves tied it in the top of the inning. The Braves led 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth when the Green scored twice off losing pitcher Ian Chevalier, who replaced starter Reign Letkeman in the fifth. Letkeman allowed two runs on three hits and seven walks while Chevalier gave up six hits and walked two. The Braves managed just five hits with Letkeman going one-for-one. On Saturday the Braves ran into the league’s premier pitcher — Nolan Werre — in the second game. Werre ran his record to 7-0 and dropped his earned run average to 0.35 as he scattered two hits — singles by Letkeman and Ty Elliott — while walking one and fanning
three. Borman started for the Braves and took the loss, although he gave up one run on three hits over two innings. ] Guckert was touched up for six runs in the third inning with Joel Mazurkewich allowing a pair of runs in one inning of work. The opener saw the Braves fall behind 10-2 before exploding for five runs in the bottom of the seventh. Letkeman had two hits for the Braves while Garrett drove in two runs and Fischer scored twice. Brandon Bodemer went 5 1/3 innings for the Braves and took the loss, allowing eight runs — three earned — on eight hits and two walks. Mazurkewich went the final 1 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, one of which was earned. The Braves return home July 18 when they host the Foothills Dawgs White. They visit the Foothills Dawgs Red Wednesday and next weekend travel to Fort McMurray for two games Saturday and one Sunday.
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Midget AA Sports World Renegades edged Braves get lopsided wins late by Scottish LACOMBE — Despite missing three veteran pitchers the Red Deer Sports World Braves recorded a pair of lopsided midget AA baseball league victories Saturday. The Braves beat the Lacombe Dodgers 14-3 and the Acme Red Sox 10-1. Tyler Galloway went the distance against the Dodgers, allowing four hits in a game called after five innings because of the mercy rule. Jeff Ireland lined a two-run single in the first inning igniting an eight-run outburst. Jesse Kowalchuk finished with three hits, two RBIs and scored twice while Jayden Hutlet had a pair of singles and drove in two runs. Blake Thomson and Teagan Colon-
na each drew three walks and scored three times. Chaz Piche scattered eight hits in going the distance against Acme. Jesse Muirhead led the offence with three singles, an RBI and scored once while Kowalchuk had two hits, walked once and scored three times. Joe Ireland, Thomson and Hutlet added two singles each while Piche had a pair of doubles. The Braves travel to Edmonton next Sunday to face the Jasper Place Jays and the Peace River Hurricanes. The Braves record sits at 16-1 and they have an excellent chance of being seeded No. 1 in the provincial Tier 1 championships, set for the final weekend in July.
GIRLS SOCCER Edmonton Scottish scored late to edge the Red Deer Renegades 5-4 in U18 Tier I Edmonton Interdistrict Youth Soccer League girls’ play during the weekend. The Renegades trailed 4-2, but scored twice to tie the game with 15 minutes remaining. Kaitlin Darcy scored twice for Red Deer with singles added by Taylor Heist and Sydney Daines. The Renegades visit the Edmonton South West United Wednesday. In other news Red Deer will host the provincial U18, U16 and U12 boys’ and girls’ championships at Edgar Park and McLean Fields, Aug. 17-19.
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New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Boston Toronto
American League East Division W L Pct 52 33 .612 45 40 .529 45 41 .523 43 43 .500 43 43 .500
Chicago Cleveland Detroit Kansas City Minnesota
Central Division W L Pct 47 38 .553 44 41 .518 44 42 .512 37 47 .440 36 49 .424
GB — 3 3 9 11
Texas Los Angeles Oakland Seattle
West Division W L Pct 52 34 .605 48 38 .558 43 43 .500 36 51 .414
GB — 4 9 16
GB — 7 7 9 9
1/2 1/2 1/2
Sunday’s Major League Linescores Tampa Bay 000 004 003 — 7 9 2 Cleveland 012 110 010 — 6 13 1 Shields, Jo.Peralta (8), Rodney (9) and Lobaton; McAllister, J.Smith (6), Sipp (7), Pestano (8), C.Perez (9) and C.Santana. W—Jo.Peralta 1-3. L—C.Perez 0-2. Sv—Rodney (25). HRs—Tampa Bay, Rhymes (1). Cleveland, Kotchman (8), Choo (10).
Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 1, 1st game Detroit 8, Kansas City 7 Chicago White Sox 2, Toronto 0 Cleveland 7, Tampa Bay 3 Texas 4, Minnesota 3, 10 innings Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 5, 2nd game L.A. Angels 3, Baltimore 0 Seattle 7, Oakland 1
Kansas City001 000 000 — 1 5 0 Detroit 020 130 01x — 7 12 0 Teaford, Collins (5), K.Herrera (7), G.Holland (8) and S.Perez; Scherzer, Coke (8), Dotel (9) and Avila. W—Scherzer 8-5. L—Teaford 1-2. HRs—Kansas City, S.Perez (4). Detroit, Jh.Peralta (5), D.Young (10), Fielder (15).
Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games All-Star Game at Kansas City, MO, 6:15 p.m.
Washington Atlanta New York Miami Philadelphia
National League East Division W L Pct 49 34 .590 46 39 .541 46 40 .535 41 44 .482 37 50 .425
GB — 4 4 9 14
Pittsburgh Cincinnati St. Louis Milwaukee Chicago Houston
Central Division W L Pct 48 37 .565 47 38 .553 46 40 .535 40 45 .471 33 52 .388 33 53 .384
GB — 1 2 8 15 15
West Division W L Pct 47 40 .540 46 40 .535 42 43 .494 34 53 .391 33 52 .388
GB — 1/2 4 13 13
Los Angeles San Francisco Arizona San Diego Colorado
y-Ian Desmond, Washington z-David Freese, St. Louis x-Rafael Furcal, St. Louis Chipper Jones, Atlanta Bryan LaHair, Chicago x-Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco x-Dan Uggla, Atlanta x-Joey Votto, Cincinnati David Wright, New York Outfielders x-Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Michael Bourn, Atlanta Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Jay Bruce, Cincinnati x-Melky Cabrera, San Francisco Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Bryce Harper, Washington Matt Holliday, St. Louis y-Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh y-Giancarlo Stanton, Miami
Saturday’s Games Washington 4, Colorado 1 Houston 6, Milwaukee 3 Pittsburgh 3, San Francisco 1 N.Y. Mets 3, Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis 3, Miami 2 Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 3 Cincinnati 6, San Diego 5 Arizona 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Monday’s Games No games scheduled
MLB All-Star Game Rosters July 10 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (x-starter; y-injured will not play, z-voted final spot) American League Pitchers Ryan Cook, rh, Oakland z-Yu Darvish, rh, Texas Matt Harrison, lh, Texas Felix Hernandez, rh, Seattle Jim Johnson, rh, Baltimore Joe Nathan, rh, Texas Jake Peavy, rh, Chicago Chris Perez, rh, Cleveland David Price, lh, Tampa Bay Fernando, Rodney, rh, Tampa Bay y-CC Sabathia, lh, New York Chris Sale, lh, Chicago White Sox Justin Verlander, rh, Detroit Jered Weaver, rh, Los Angeles y-C.J. Wilson, lh, Los Angeles Catchers Joe Mauer, Minnesota x-Mike Napoli, Texas Matt Wieters, Baltimore Infielders Elvis Andrus, Texas x-Adrian Beltre, Texas Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Miguel Cabrera, Detroit x-Robinson Cano, New York x-Prince Fielder, Detroit x-Derek Jeter, New York Ian Kinsler, Texas Paul Konerko, Chicago White Sox Outfielders x-Jose Bautista, Toronto x-Curtis Granderson, New York x-Josh Hamilton, Texas Adam Jones, Baltimore Mike Trout, Los Angeles Mark Trumbo, Los Angeles Designated Hitters Billy Butler, Kansas City Adam Dunn, Chicago White Sox x-David Ortiz, Boston National League Matt Cain, rh, San Francisco Aroldis Chapman, lh, Cincinnati R.A. Dickey, rh, New York Gio Gonzalez, lh, Washington Cole Hamels, lh, Philadelphia Joel Hanrahan, rh, Pittsburgh Clayton Kershaw, lh, Los Angeles Craig Kimbrel, rh, Atlanta Lance Lynn, rh, St. Louis Wade Miley, lh, Arizona Jonathan Papelbon, rh, Philadelphia Stephen Strasburg, rh, Washington Huston Street, rh, San Diego Catchers y-Yadier Molina, St. Louis x-Buster Posey, San Francisco Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Infielders Jose Altuve, Houston Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs
Toronto 412 103 000 — 11 10 1 Chicago 300 041 100 — 9 14 0 Cecil, J.Chavez (5), L.Perez (6), Frasor (7), Oliver (8), Janssen (8) and Mathis; Axelrod, Omogrosso (4), Septimo (6), N.Jones (6), H.Santiago (7) and Flowers, Pierzynski. W—Frasor 1-1. L—Axelrod 0-2. Sv—Janssen (12). HRs—Toronto, Rasmus (17), Encarnacion (23), K.Johnson (10), Mathis (5). Chicago, Rios (12). Baltimore 000 000 000 — 0 5 0 Los Angeles013 110 00x — 6 6 0 W.Chen, Ayala (5), Lindstrom (7), Gregg (8) and R.Paulino; Mills, Hawkins (6), Jepsen (7), Walden (8), Frieri (9) and Hester. W—Mills 1-0. L—W.Chen 7-5. HRs—Los Angeles, Aybar (2), Trout (12), Pujols (14), Trumbo (22). Seattle 000 001 000 000 0 — 1 9 0 Oakland 100 000 000 000 1 — 2 9 2 (13 innings) F.Hernandez, Luetge (8), League (9), Furbush (10), Kelley (10), O.Perez (12) and Olivo; B.Colon, R.Cook (9), Doolittle (11), Balfour (12), Norberto (13) and D.Norris. W—Norberto 2-1. L—O.Perez 0-2. Minn. 000 001 002 000 0 — 3 9 2 Texas 000 000 003 000 1 — 414 1 (13 innings) De Vries, Fien (8), Perkins (9), Swarzak (10), Al.Burnett (12) and Doumit; Oswalt, Scheppers (6), R.Ross (7), Mi.Adams (8), Nathan (9), Kirkman (9), Tateyama (10), Feldman (12) and Napoli. W— Feldman 3-6. L—Al.Burnett 2-2. New York 210 020 200 — 7 14 1 Boston 101 000 010 — 3 7 0 Nova, Eppley (7), Rapada (7), D.Robertson (7), R.Soriano (9) and C.Stewart; Lester, Atchison (5), Melancon (7), Aceves (9) and Saltalamacchia. W—Nova 10-3. L—Lester 5-6. HRs—New York, An.Jones (11). Chicago 400 000 300 — 7 9 0 New York 000 000 000 — 0 8 0 Dempster, Maholm (6), Corpas (7), Russell (8), Camp (9) and Soto; Niese, Beato (8), Byrdak (9) and Thole. W—Dempster 4-3. L—Niese 7-4. HRs— Chicago, S.Castro (7). Atlanta 000 210 100 — 4 10 0 Phila. 020 100 000 — 3 6 0 Jurrjens, Medlen (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann; Worley, Valdes (7), Schwimer (7), Horst (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W—Jurrjens 3-2. L—Valdes 2-2. Sv— Kimbrel (25). HRs—Atlanta, Uggla (12), McCann (13). Philadelphia, Pridie (1). Colorado 010 000 021 — 4 7 0 Wash. 000 200 100 — 3 10 2 Guthrie, Belisle (7), Brothers (8), R.Betancourt (9) and Nieves, W.Rosario; Zimmermann, S.Burnett (8), Mic.Gonzalez (8), Clippard (9) and J.Solano. W— Brothers 4-2. L—Clippard 2-3. Sv—R.Betancourt (15). HRs—Colorado, E.Young (1). Washington, Desmond (17). San Fran. 000 000 200 — 2 4 3 Pittsburgh 201 313 21x — 13 17 1 Lincecum, Hensley (4), Affeldt (5), Penny (6), Kontos (7) and H.Sanchez; A.J.Burnett, Lincoln (7) and Barajas. W—A.J.Burnett 10-2. L—Lincecum 3-10. HRs—San Francisco, Sandoval (8). Pittsburgh, A.McCutchen 2 (18), Walker (6). Milwaukee 010 001 010 2 — 510 0 Houston 300 000 000 0 — 3 7 0 (10 innings) Greinke, Estrada (4), Veras (7), Fr.Rodriguez (8), M.Parra (9), Axford (10) and M.Maldonado; Lyles, W.Wright (8), Lyon (8), Myers (9), Fe.Rodriguez (10) and C.Snyder. W—M.Parra 1-3. L—Fe.Rodriguez 1-8. Sv—Axford (15). HRs—Milwaukee, R.Weeks (8). Miami 100 000 300 — 4 6 1 St. Louis 010 010 003 — 5 8 1 A.Sanchez, M.Dunn (7), Cishek (8), H.Bell (9) and J.Buck; J.Kelly, Browning (7), Cleto (7), V.Marte (7), Salas (8), Rzepczynski (9), Boggs (9) and T.Cruz. W—Boggs 2-1. L—H.Bell 2-5. HRs—Miami, Kearns (4). Cincinnati 000 300 100 — 4 10 0 San Diego 000 011 000 — 2 7 0 Cueto, LeCure (6), Marshall (7), Chapman (9) and Hanigan; Marquis, Brach (6), Thayer (7), Thatcher (7), Gregerson (8), Street (9) and Grandal. W— Cueto 10-5. L—Marquis 1-5. Sv—Chapman (11). HRs—Cincinnati, Bruce (18), Ludwick (12). Los Angeles000 000 001 — 1 5 0 Arizona 200 030 20x — 7 12 0 Capuano, Guerra (6), Belisario (7), Jansen (8) and Treanor; Bauer, Corbin (7) and M.Montero. W— Bauer 1-1. L—Capuano 9-4. Sv—Corbin (1). HRs— Arizona, Goldschmidt (12).
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LPGA; U.S. Women’s Open Scores Sunday At Blackwolf Run Championship Course Kohler, Wis. Purse: $3.25 million Yardage: 6,954; Par 72 Final a-amateur Na Yeon Choi, $585,000 71-72-65-73 Amy Yang, $350,000 73-72-69-71 Sandra Gal, $218,840 71-70-74-74 Il Hee Lee, $128,487 72-71-77-70 Shanshan Feng, $128,487 74-74-71-71 Giulia Sergas, $128,487 74-71-73-72 Paula Creamer, $94,736 73-73-71-74 Mika Miyazato, $94,736 71-71-73-76 Se Ri Pak, $72,596 72-73-76-71 Suzann Pettersen, $72,596 71-68-78-75 Cristie Kerr, $72,596 69-71-77-75 Inbee Park, $72,596 71-70-76-75 Nicole Castrale, $72,596 73-70-74-75 Cindy LaCrosse, $55,161 73-74-74-72 So Yeon Ryu, $55,161 74-71-74-74 Danielle Kang, $55,161 78-70-71-74 Lexi Thompson, $55,161 70-73-72-78 Hee Kyung Seo, $45,263 72-73-80-69 Brittany Lincicome, $45,263 69-80-74-71 Vicky Hurst, $45,263 71-70-75-78 Yeon Ju Jung, $33,799 74-72-80-69 Brittany Lang, $33,799 73-74-77-71 Diana Luna, $33,799 76-72-76-71 Jennie Lee, $33,799 70-74-79-72 Jimin Kang, $33,799 72-72-78-73 Numa Gulyanamitta, $33,799 73-76-73-73 Azahara Munoz, $33,799 73-73-73-76 Anna Nordqvist, $23,604 72-74-79-71 Mina Harigae, $23,604 77-71-75-73 Pornanong Phatlum, $23,604 76-69-76-75 Ai Miyazato, $23,604 70-74-75-77 Sun Young Yoo, $20,880 76-72-81-68 Jinyoung Pak, $20,880 73-72-80-72 Lizette Salas, $20,880 69-73-75-80 Jenny Shin, $18,653 76-71-76-75 Jennifer Johnson, $18,653 76-70-76-76 Beatriz Recari, $18,653 70-75-76-77 Michelle Wie, $18,653 74-66-78-80 a-Lydia Ko 74-72-79-75 Heather B. Young, $15,491 75-73-77-75 Carlota Ciganda, $15,491 76-72-77-75 Katie Futcher, $15,491 73-75-74-78 Sakura Yokomine, $15,491 75-70-75-80 Jessica Korda, $15,491 74-71-75-80 Jeong Jang, $15,491 73-72-75-80 a-Emma Talley 73-75-81-72 Jennifer Song, $12,651 72-74-81-74 Stacy Lewis, $12,651 77-69-80-75 Alison Walshe, $12,651 74-71-75-81 Karrie Webb, $10,532 75-72-81-74 Gerina Piller, $10,532 73-71-81-77 Yani Tseng, $10,532 74-72-78-78 Melissa Reid, $10,532 79-69-75-79 Angela Stanford, $9,485 75-71-81-76 Meena Lee, $9,485 71-78-76-78
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jake Odorizzi and Wil Myers dressed side-by-side Sunday afternoon in the corner of the Kansas City clubhouse, one they hope to inhabit soon on a more permanent basis. The two prospects started for the U.S. team in the All-Star Futures Game, along with fellow prospect Yordano Ventura, the starting pitcher for the World team. Together, they gave hometown fans a reason to cheer during an All-Star weekend largely devoid of Royals representation. “This is my second Futures Game, but this one is a little bit better, being in Kansas City,” said Myers, a 21-year-old outfielder who’s been tearing up the minors. “It’s just a cool thought, to be here in front of the home crowd, to get a little taste of it now.” He hopes to get a bigger taste of it soon. Odorizzi and Myers are both on the cusp of their shot at the big leagues, the latest in a wave of talent that has been matriculating through one of baseball’s best farm systems. The Royals have said they want them up this season, but nobody has been willing to divulge a timetable. Odorizzi is 5-0 with a 2.83 ERA since a promotion from Double-A Northwest Arkansas to Triple-A Omaha. Myers is hitting .315 with 14 homers in only 48 games at Omaha. “When they’re down there in our league, in Triple-A, and you see them day-in and day-out going out and just crushing everyone, it’s time to move on,” Omaha manager Mike Jirschele said. “There’s nothing left to learn at that level.” The Royals have forced fans into a wait-tillnext-year attitude for decades, and that’s been the case again this year. Despite promising
Second: Pace. $3,200, time 1:56.3 My Promise To You (Chappell) 9.30 4.80 3.90 Im Gunna Rock (Schneider) 6.20 3.60 Coolcanadianpromis (Marino) 4.30 Daily Double: (4-6) paid $66.85 Exactor: (6-3) paid $31.30 Superfecta: (6-3-5-2) paid $41.25 Triactor: (6-3-5) paid $172.30
Second: Pace. $3,300, time 1:53.4 Allbouttaj (Gagne) 6.90 3.80 2.40 Bomber Brown (Grundy) 12.70 3.90 Total Rhythm (Clark) 3.30 Daily Double: (5-4) paid $8.00 Exactor: (4-7) paid $100.00 Superfecta: (4-7-3-1) paid $135.55 Triactor: (4-7-3) paid $131.90
Third: Pace. $3,600, time 1:56 Lady On A Mission (Remillard) 9.60 3.40 2.40 Red Star Jenny (Hoerdt) 2.10 2.10 Alashazam (Jungquist) 2.50 Exactor: (5-3) paid $25.70 Superfecta: (5-3-9-6) paid $19.60 Triactor: (5-3-9) paid $74.90
Third: Pace. $4,500, time 1:54.2 Outlawtowerinferno (Kolthammer) 7.40 3.50 2.50 Location Baran (Marino) 8.30 3.50 Sharkalucchi (Clark) 2.80 Exactor: (5-3) paid $24.10 Superfecta: (5-3-6-4) paid $104.75 Triactor: (5-3-6) paid $32.10 Win Five: (5-3-6-4-2) paid $897.75
Fourth: Pace. $4,900, time 1:56 Shirley Girl (Hudon) 4.40 2.70 2.40 Popcorn (Gray) 2.90 2.80 Whos In The Hat (Jungquist) 3.60 Exactor: (2-5) paid $21.70 Superfecta: (2-5-7-6) paid $84.20 Triactor: (2-5-7) paid $64.80
Fourth: Pace. $5,400, time 1:54.2 Cowboy Caper (Hoerdt) 6.20 2.80 2.30 Outlaw Beacon (Marino) 3.40 2.70 My World (Remillard) 4.60 Exactor: (6-3) paid $11.40 Superfecta: (6-3-4-7) paid $58.85 Triactor: (6-3-4) paid $167.80
Fifth: Pace. $2,300, time 1:55.3 Sealedwithapromise (Gray) 4.50 3.90 2.70 Im The Reason (Schneider) 3.40 2.30 Hf Georges Kiss (Marino) 3.60 Exactor: (5-7) paid $22.10 Superfecta: (5-7-4-6) paid $28.45 Triactor: (5-7-4) paid $82.70
Fifth: Pace. $2,800, time 1:55 Knickfree (Chappell) 8.90 9.50 10.40 Best Out West (Grundy) 6.90 4.90 Be One (Hudon) 13.30 Exactor: (1-9) paid $38.20 Superfecta: (1-9-4-7) paid $142.90 Triactor: (1-9-4) paid $76.20
Sixth; Pace. $2,300, time 1:56 Jafeica Again (Hoerdt) 6.80 3.20 2.90 Hot Attack (Clark) 4.20 2.60 Kramers Man (Chappell) 6.20 Exactor: (9-2) paid $23.90 Superfecta: (9-2-1-6) paid $83.80 Triactor: (9-2-1) paid $48.40
Sixth: Pace. $4,900, time 1:53.3 Cenalta Power (Grundy) 33.40 8.00 4.70 Watch And Pray (Gagne) 3.40 3.10 Outlaw Highvoltage (Kolthammer) 4.10 Exactor: (3-1) paid $266.20 Superfecta: (3-1-5-9) paid $58.10 Triactor: (3-1-5) paid $44.10
Seventh: Pace. $7,500, time 1:53.3 Hilldrop Shady (Grundy) 4.70 4.80 3.60 Strikes N Charges (Lupul) 9.00 8.50 Smart Shark (Kolthammer) 4.80 Exactor: (4-3) paid $30.70 Superfecta: (4-3-5-1) paid $54.40 Triactor: (4-3-5) paid $89.40 Win Four: (2-5-9-4) paid $36.40
Seventh: Pace. $3,600, time 1:55.1 Too Young Man (Grundy) 31.90 3.70 2.70 Power Of Elizabeth (Chappell) 2.40 2.10 Barona Kadilac (Clark) 3.10 Exactor: (5-9) paid $54.40 Superfecta: (5-9-3-4) paid $87.40 Triactor: (5-9-3) paid $104.60 Win Four: (6-1-3-5) paid $183.15
Eighth: Pace. $3,200, time 1:59 Outlaw Star Maker (Kolthammer) 6.10 3.70 2.10 Meadowlarks Dakota (Clark) 15.70 4.20 Elegant Lass (Marino )2.50 Exactor: (5-9) paid $112.60 Superfecta: (5-9-3-8) paid $43.45 Triactor: (5-9-3) paid $129.75
Eighth: Pace. $3,800, time 1:55 Outlaw I See Red (Gray) 9.00 3.80 3.30 Balzac Billy (Jungquist) 5.90 3.60 Brandon Bey V (Hoerdt) 3.50 Exactor: (6-3) paid $55.60 Superfecta: (6-3-7-1) paid $71.95 Triactor: (6-3-7) paid $158.05
Ninth: Pace. $8,500, time 1:53 Trust The Artist (Hoerdt) 6.30 3.10 2.20 Timberline Court (Hudon) 3.20 2.10 Neal Diamonique (Marino) 2.40 Exactor: (2-4) paid $8.90 Superfecta: (2-4-3-5) paid $11.15 Triactor: (2-4-3) paid $25.60
Ninth: Pace. $8,500, time 1:52 River Lass (Hoerdt) 5.50 4.80 2.80 Phone Terror (Masse) 5.80 4.70 Minettas Nightstar (Clark) 2.10 Exactor: (8-1) paid $14.80 Superfecta: (8-1-4-2) paid $40.95 Triactor: (8-1-4) paid $40.70 Win Five: (8-1-4-2-5) paid $131.70
Tenth: Pace. $5,400, time 1:57 Honor Roll (Gagne) 3.90 21.10 4.80 Ashlynn Grace (Chappell) 0.00 13.20 Cloud Nine (Marino) 3.50 Exactor: (4-8) paid $125.45 Superfecta: (4-8-3-7) paid $1.70 Triactor: (4-8-3) paid $6.20
Tenth: Pace. $2,800, time 1:55.2 Bridgette Hanover (Hudon) 18.50 7.40 4.60 Clintons Keepsake (Gray) 5.90 3.50 Major Ziggy (Jungquist) 5.90 Exactor: (8-7) paid $90.50 Superfecta: (8-7-5-9) paid $158.65 Triactor: (8-7-5) paid $304.40
Eleventh: Pace. $3,400, time 1:57 Slender Pride (Jungquist) 4.50 2.70 2.30 Rope The Wind (Chappell) 5.50 3.00 Camtonite (Hennessy) 7.40 Exactor: (3-2) paid $8.60 Superfecta: (3-2-5-1) paid $90.55 Triactor: (3-2-5) paid $56.20 Win Three: (2-4-3) paid $23.40 Mutuels: $11,593.
Eleventh: Pace. $5,400, time 1:54.3 Mr Mozzart (Marino) 11.10 4.00 4.70 Mr Brightside (Hudon) 3.20 2.50 Red Star Tiger (Gray) 5.20 Exactor: (5-3) paid $44.90 Superfecta: (5-3-7-2) paid $224.25 Triactor: (5-3-7) paid $269.80 Win Three: (8-8-5) paid $13.40 Mutuels: $16,438.
Royals propects shine in futures game BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First: Pace. $4,000, time 1:56 Coolestdudeintown (Hennessy) 7.40 3.70 2.40 Farms Last Hope (Hoerdt) 3.40 2.10 Aerial Time (Starkewski) 4.10 Exactor: (5-4) paid $26.10 Superfecta: (5-4-1-8) paid $89.55 Triactor: (5-4-1) paid $67.30
Results Saturday First: Pace. $4,000, time 1:58.3 Carro Avro (Jungquist) 5.30 2.70 2.30 Bite Size (Remillard) 6.40 3.50 Eternal Grace (Gray) 2.20 Exactor: (4-5) paid $10.70 Superfecta: (4-5-1-6) paid $13.70 Triactor: (4-5-1) paid $58.60
PGA; The Greenbrier Classic Sunday At The Old White TPC White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Purse: $6.1 million Yardage: 7,274; Par: 70 Final a-amateur x-won on third playoff hole x-Ted Potter, Jr., $1,098,000 69-67-64-64 Troy Kelly, $658,800 69-67-62-66 Charlie Beljan, $353,800 70-62-67-67 Charlie Wi, $353,800 67-66-68-65 Daniel Summerhays, $244,000 68-67-68-64 Martin Flores, $219,600 64-68-69-67 Roberto Castro, $177,510 71-64-71-63 Ken Duke, $177,510 66-68-65-70 Kevin Na, $177,510 69-67-68-65 Sean O’Hair, $177,510 66-68-69-66 Webb Simpson, $177,510 65-66-65-73 John Daly, $119,560 68-67-70-65 Graham DeLaet, $119,560 67-70-64-69 David Hearn, $119,560 69-68-67-66 Jerry Kelly, $119,560 66-66-70-68 Scott Piercy, $119,560 66-68-68-68 Blake Adams, $85,400 67-70-64-70 Kevin Chappell, $85,400 69-66-69-67 Davis Love III, $85,400 69-66-68-68 Jeff Overton, $85,400 70-65-67-69 Carl Pettersson, $85,400 71-65-66-69 Jonathan Byrd, $58,560 64-68-70-70 Will Claxton, $58,560 73-65-69-65 Garth Mulroy, $58,560 65-74-67-66 Steve Stricker, $58,560 69-67-68-68 Steve Wheatcroft, $58,560 70-68-64-70 Gavin Coles, $42,395 68-68-69-68 J.B. Holmes, $42,395 65-68-66-74 Jeff Maggert, $42,395 64-68-74-67 Seung-Yul Noh, $42,395 68-67-67-71 Rod Pampling, $42,395 69-67-70-67 Pat Perez, $42,395 71-66-69-67 Bill Haas, $32,940 68-69-65-72 Billy Horschel, $32,940 66-70-67-71 Dustin Johnson, $32,940 71-67-68-68 Billy Mayfair, $32,940 69-65-68-72 Vijay Singh, $32,940 63-74-68-69 Ricky Barnes, $24,400 69-67-69-70 Kris Blanks, $24,400 72-66-71-66 Patrick Cantlay, $24,400 67-70-67-71 Bob Estes, $24,400 69-65-68-73 Ryuji Imada, $24,400 71-68-67-69 Richard H. Lee, $24,400 67-70-69-69 Tim Petrovic, $24,400 69-68-69-69 Brandt Snedeker, $24,400 71-68-69-67 Keegan Bradley, $16,909 68-68-66-74 John Huh, $16,909 71-68-68-69 Kenny Perry, $16,909 70-66-71-69 D.A. Points, $16,909 69-69-70-68 Brendon Todd, $16,909 70-69-68-69 a-Justin Thomas 67-71-66-72 Sang-Moon Bae, $14,549 69-70-71-67 Chris Couch, $14,549 68-68-72-69 Brendon de Jonge, $14,549 74-64-68-71 Edward Loar, $14,549 73-64-69-71 Ben Curtis, $13,664 70-68-69-71 Troy Matteson, $13,664 70-67-71-70 Kyle Reifers, $13,664 68-70-71-69 Scott Stallings, $13,664 67-70-70-71 Kevin Streelman, $13,664 67-68-74-69 D.J. Trahan, $13,664 69-69-71-69 Cameron Tringale, $13,664 71-67-70-70 Spencer Levin, $13,176 73-64-72-70 John Merrick, $12,932 69-70-68-73 Fran Quinn, $12,932 68-67-74-71 Johnson Wagner, $12,932 68-69-67-76 Hunter Haas, $12,627 69-67-72-73 Charley Hoffman, $12,627 66-72-73-70 K.J. Choi, $12,322 66-73-73-70 Brian Harman, $12,322 69-68-69-76 Russell Knox, $12,322 69-68-74-71 Tommy Gainey, $12,078 73-66-74-70 Marc Leishman, $11,834 70-69-73-72 Roland Thatcher, $11,834 71-68-72-73 Tom Watson, $11,834 70-68-71-75 Arjun Atwal, $11,590 70-69-72-75
young players such as Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, the team once again languishes near the bottom of the AL Central. They also gave fans few opportunities to cheer on the home team during All-Star weekend. Billy Butler will DH Tuesday night, but there are no representatives in Monday night’s Home Run Derby, and closer Jonathan Broxton missed out in the last-chance All-Star voting. That leaves fans ready for the here-and-now to once again root on the future. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about it every day, about coming up,” Myers said, “but whatever the Royals want me to do is what I’ll do.” Royals Hall of Famer George Brett understands that the once-proud franchise has fallen on hard times, and that there have been few reasons to fill Kauffman Stadium over the years. As the manager of the U.S. team, Brett did his best to change that. That’s why Odorizzi started the game — giving up a solo homer to Jurickson Profor in his one inning of work — and why Myers played all nine innings, going 2 for 4 and driving in three runs to help pace the U.S. team to a 17-5 victory over the World team. “Since I’m the manager and the game is in Kansas City — Wil is Kansas City Royals property — he’s going to get a chance to show off a little bit,” Brett said with a smile. For the Major League Baseball all-star game there was a change to the linups as White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy replaced Angels lefthander C.J. Wilson on the American League roster for the All-Star game. Wilson has been dealing with a blister on the middle finger of his left hand, and physicians recommended he allow it to heal during the All-Star break.
Football CFL East Division GP Toronto 2 Montreal 2 Hamilton 2 Winnipeg 2
W 1 1 0 0
L 1 1 2 2
T 0 0 0 0
PF 54 51 52 46
PA Pt 55 2 68 2 82 0 74 0
West Division GP B.C. 2 Saskatchewan2 Calgary 2 Edmonton 2
W 2 2 1 1
L 0 0 1 1
T 0 0 0 0
PF 72 60 74 20
PA Pt 52 4 17 4 49 2 32 2
Week Two Sunday’s result Saskatchewan 14 Edmonton 1 Saturday’s result Toronto 39 Calgary 36 Friday’s results B.C. 39 Hamilton 36 Montreal 41 Winnipeg 30 Week Three Thursday, July 12 Calgary at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 Winnipeg at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14 B.C. at Saskatchewan, 1 p.m. Toronto at Hamilton, 5 p.m. Saturday summary Stampeders 36 at Argonauts 39 First Quarter Cal — TD Cote 4 pass from Tate (Paredes convert) 3:36 Tor — TD Boyd 5 run (Prefontaine convert) 8:49 Cal — TD Fraser 60 interception return (Paredes convert) 13:18 Second Quarter Tor — FG Prefontaine 14 3:52 Tor — TD Inman 55 pass from Ray (Prefontaine convert) 6:37 Tor — FG Prefontaine 40 11:48 Tor — FG Prefontaine 27 14:20 Third Quarter Tor — FG Prefontaine 25 5:02 Tor — FG Prefontaine 42 8:52 Cal — TD Lewis 20 pass from Glenn (Paredes convert) 12:57 Fourth Quarter Cal — TD Taylor 125 missed field goal return (Lewis 5 pass from Glenn for two-point convert) 3:15 Tor — TD Inman 15 pass from Ray (Prefontaine convert) 11:32 Cal — TD Lewis 25 pass from Glenn (Paredes convert) 13:52 Tor — FG Prefontaine 28 15:00 Calgary 14 0 7 15 — 36 Toronto 7 16 6 10 — 39 Attendance — 20,682 at Toronto.
Eskimos 1 at Roughriders 17 First Quarter Sask — FG Milo 32 14:34 Second Quarter Edm — Single Dales 62 1:36 Sask — Single Milo 56 4:58 Sask — Safety Dales concedes 14:07 Third Quarter No scoring. Fourth Quarter Sask — Single Milo 56 11:01 Sask — TD Sheets 34 run (Milo convert) 12:48 Sask — FG Milo 17 13:27 Edmonton 0 1 0 0 — 1 Saskatchewan 3 3 0 11 — 17 Attendance — 31,459 at Regina. code:4 INDEX: Agate HL:CFL scoring leaders THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Unofficial CFL scoring leaders following Sunday’s game (x—scored two-point convert): SCORING TD C FG S Pts Prefontaine, Tor 0 4 8 2 30 McCallum, BC 0 7 7 0 28 x-Lewis, Cal 3 2 0 0 20 Milo, Sask 0 6 4 2 20 Dressler, Sask 3 0 0 0 18 Sheets, Sask 3 0 0 0 18 Walker, Ham 3 0 0 0 18 Whitaker, Mtl 3 0 0 0 18 Paredes, Cal 0 8 3 0 17 Palardy, Wpg 0 4 4 0 16 Whyte, Mtl 0 6 3 0 15 Congi, Ham 0 5 3 0 14 Shaw, Edm 0 1 4 0 13 Boyd, Tor 2 0 0 0 12 Cornish, Cal 2 0 0 0 12 Gore, BC 2 0 0 0 12 Inman, Tor 2 0 0 0 12 Lulay, BC 2 0 0 0 12 Matthews, Wpg 2 0 0 0 12 C.Williams, Ham 2 0 0 0 12 Bekasiak, Mtl 1 0 0 0 6 Bratton, Mtl 1 0 0 0 6 Brink, Wpg 1 0 0 0 6 Brown, BC 1 0 0 0 6 Bruce, BC 1 0 0 0 6 Charles, Edm 1 0 0 0 6 Cote, Cal 1 0 0 0 6 Edwards, Wpg 1 0 0 0 6 Fraser, Cal 1 0 0 0 6 Getzlaf, Sask 1 0 0 0 6 Harris, BC 1 0 0 0 6 Lavoie, Mtl 1 0 0 0 6 MacDougall, Cal 1 0 0 0 6 Stephenson, Ham 1 0 0 0 6 Taylor, Cal 1 0 0 0 6 Washington, Wpg 1 0 0 0 6 x-Fantuz, Ham 0 2 0 0 2 Dales, Edm 0 0 0 1 1 Maver, Cal 0 0 0 1 1
Soccer MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L Kansas City 18 10 5 D.C. United 18 10 5 New York 18 9 5 Chicago 18 8 6 Houston 18 6 5 Columbus 16 6 6 New England17 6 7 Montreal 20 6 11 Philadelphia 16 5 9 Toronto 17 2 11
T 3 3 4 4 7 4 4 3 2 4
GF 23 34 32 21 22 17 24 27 18 18
GA 17 22 27 21 24 17 22 36 18 33
Pt 33 33 31 28 25 22 22 21 17 10
WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF GA San Jose 19 11 4 4 36 24 Real Salt Lake20 11 6 3 31 21 Vancouver 18 8 4 6 19 19 Seattle 19 8 5 6 23 19 Los Angeles 19 7 10 2 28 29 Colorado 18 7 10 1 25 24 Chivas USA 17 5 7 5 11 18 Portland 17 5 8 4 16 24 Dallas 19 3 9 7 17 27 Note: Three points for a win, one for a tie.
Pt 37 36 30 30 23 22 20 19 16
Montreal 2 Columbus 1 Philadelphia 3 Toronto 0 Los Angeles 2 Chicago 0 New England 2 New York 0 Saturday’s results Vancouver 0 Chivas USA 0 Houston 0 Kansas City 0 San Jose 0 Dallas 0 Real Salt Lake 3 Portland 0 Seattle 2 Colorado 1 Wednesday’s game Vancouver at Toronto, 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14 Montreal at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Toronto at New England, 5:30 p.m. Kansas City at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Colorado, 7 p.m. Real Salt Lake at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Portland, 9 p.m. Sunday, July 15 Seattle at New York, 2 p.m. D.C. United at Houston, 7 p.m.
LACROSSE The Red Deer Renegades opened the Rocky Mountain Junior B Tier II Lacrosse League South Division playoffs with a 12-6 win over the Medicine Hat Sun Devils. The South Division final will take place in Red deer next weekend. Further details were unavailable.
B6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, July 9, 2012
Hunter-Reay wins third race in a row TORONTO INDY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — This is Ryan HunterReay’s dream, the place he has raced toward since he was young. Three wins in a row, a lead in the points race and a chance to be IndyCar champion. Hunter-Reay’s victory Sunday at the Honda Indy Toronto gives him that opportunity. The 31-year-old American is having a breakout season and can leave his mark on a series where he has never finished higher than seventh. Despite his recent success, he’s trying to enjoy the moment and not look too far ahead. “You gotta drive like it’s your last race and I still do it that way,” said Hunter-Reay. The win breaks up a dominant run by Dario Franchitti and Will Power at the 85-lap race. Franchitti, the defending champion who also won in 1999 and 2009, entered with the pole and hopes of winning at Exhibition Place for the fourth time in his career. Power, who won in 2007 and 2010, was seeking retribution after being spun out of contention last year by Franchitti. In the end, neither were a factor. Franchitti suffered from a bad pit stop then finished in a collision with Ryan Briscoe that ended the race under a yellow caution flag. Power, who entered the race as the points overall leader, took the lead on Lap 6 but was knocked back in the field after his front wing broke off and slashed two of his tires. He finished 15th, and is now 34 points back of Hunter-Reay in the standings. Hunter-Reay, meanwhile, took the lead on Lap 49, lost it briefly on a pit
stop, and regained it for good on Lap 57. He finished ahead of Charlie Kimball, who’s second-place finish was a career best, and Mike Conway. “To be able to be competing in the IndyCar series in a top-level team. Winning back-to-back races and challenging for the championship. Just to be in this position, to be given the opportunity is incredibly special to me, and I’m appreciative of every lap I get in this series because I love it,” said Hunter-Reay. Kimball, who started 13th and raced aggressively on the 11-turn, 2.824-kilometre street course, said he felt conflicted about the result despite the personal achievement. The 27-yearold, predominately known for driving with diabetes, was angry at himself for not seizing the opportunity to walk away as Sunday’s winner. “Somebody asked a team owner what his best race win was, and he said the next one,” said Kimball. “So today is important, yes, and it’s good for confidence, it’s good for the team’s confidence ... but it’s all about moving forward and learning from here rather than relying on this to continue to keep my career moving. Second’s good. A win’s better.” The track also proved problematic yet again for Canadian drivers. Engine issues plagued James Hinchcliffe all weekend and eventually knocked him out of the race on Lap 28. The fan favourite from Oakville, Ont., pulled over with concerns about his engine and never returned to the track, ending a disappointing appearance on home soil. Hinchcliffe started 19th after incurring a 10-grid spot penalty for changing an engine during Friday’s practice. “It started as a little hesitation that was progressively getting worse, and that usually means it’s going to blow up soon,” said Hinchcliffe, who fin-
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Ryan Hunter-Reay rounds a corner during the Honda Indy in Toronto on Sunday. Hunter-Reay won his third race in a row by capturing the checked flag in Toronto. ished 22nd. “Rather than risk that and maybe having a 10-place penalty in Edmonton, hopefully we can take this one back, get it fixed and just hit the ground running in two weeks.” Alex Tagliani of Lachenaie, Que., never a factor after starting 16th with the same penalty, finished 10th. The race, which is known for being full of crashes, went without incident until the end. Rookie Josef Newgarden went into a wall on the 79th lap, prompting a yellow flag. On the restart, Conway made his play for third behind Kimball while three cars collided in one pile up and Briscoe was pushed into the front of Franchitti’s car in another.
Franchitti, whose only win in 2012 was at the Indianapolis 500, has endured a season of seemingly endless mechanical problems and was left just short of the finish line. Hunter-Reay meanwhile benefited for the third time in a row from Franchitti starting on the pole. “I hope Dario gets a lot of poles this year,” he quipped. Tony Kanaan had a remarkable race after starting well back in 17th. The Brazilian veteran was assessed a drive-through penalty on Lap 23 for hitting a tire on his way out of the pit. Yet Kanaan stayed competitive, challenging Hunter-Reay for the lead late and settling for a fourth-place finish.
Pinot wins Tour’s eighth stage, Wiggins retains yellow jersey BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORRENTRUY, Switzerland — Thibaut Pinot gave France its first stage victory in the Tour de France on Sunday while Bradley Wiggins of Britain kept the overall lead as the race entered Switzerland. Pinot broke away from the pack during a steep, final climb and captured the 157.5-kilometre (98-mile), eighth stage from Belfort to the Swiss town of Porrentruy. The 22-year-old Frenchman, the youngest rider in the main pack, held on during a frenzied chase in the last 10 kilometres (6 miles), a mostly flat stretch. This was by far Pinot’s biggest achievement. His previous top performance was at the 2010 Tour of Romandie, where he was honoured as the best climber.
“I will remember this day my entire life,” Pinot said as teammates embraced him. “I can’t yet get my mind around it.” Overall, Wiggins leads defending champion Cadel Evans by 10 seconds. The Australian mounted a late but unsuccessful attack on the Briton. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali was third, 16 seconds off the pace. Defending Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez withdrew after a crash 56 kilometres (35 miles) into the stage. He broke his right hand and injured his left shoulder, and could miss the London Games. Sanchez fell on his side before two other riders landed on him. He sat on the ground in tears, clutching his left shoulder and arm as medical teams tended to him. He could not get back on a bike and was put on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital in Montbeliard. Sanchez entered the day in 12th place. Crashes have marred the first week of
the Tour, with nearly all of the 20 riders who have withdrawn from the race thus far out with injury. Evans was second, 26 seconds behind Pinot — the same time as Wiggins and seven other riders, including several title contenders. The ride into the Jura range next to the Alps, known as the birthplace of the Swiss army knife, offered double drama: A hard last climb that splintered the pack, and a nail-biting chase of Pinot to the finish. The day’s last, and the steepest climb over the 3.7-kilometre (2.2-mile) Col de la Croix, obliterated the pack, with riders like Alejandro Valverde of Spain and Peter Sagan of Slovakia dropping off the back. Frederik Kessiakov of Sweden pressed the pace, but Wiggins and others, chasing the title, were content to let him go. The Astana rider began the day in 80th place, 19 minutes behind the leader.
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Dancers going to Disneyland Curtis Glencross
ROUGHSTOCK CHARITY EVENT Tickets are now up for grabs for the Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event in Innisfail. The charity rodeo featuring bull, bronc and bareback riding takes place on Aug. 24 at the at the Daines Rodeo Grounds. Proceeds will go to the Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer and minor hockey programs in Alberta. Following the rodeo, there will be live entertainment from country artists at the concert gardens. Curtis Glencross, a forward with the Calgary Flames, will host a poker tournament for sponsors at the JackPot Casino in Red Deer on Aug. 23. Glencross and his family have a summer home in Sylvan Lake. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the events getting underway at 6 p.m. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.ca).
GRANDPARENTS DAY AT FARM Learning how gardens grow is a wonderful way to spend a morning at Billyco Junction and Ellis Bird Farm on Grandparents Day. On July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., people can pick some vegetables and seasonal fruit, learn how jam is made and take part in naturerelated activities. Bird boxes can also be built for an additional $5. Grandparents are free but admission for children is $25. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Ellis Bird Farm at 403885-4477 or email email@example.com.
32 DANCERS FROM RED DEER’S DANCE TRAXX STUDIO WILL BE PART OF DAILY PARADE BY RENEE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF A selection of Red Deer dancers will be part of the group leading the daily Disneyland parade in California. Thirty-two dancers from Dance Traxx Studio in Red Deer made the cut when auditioning for a spot in Dance the Magic’s travel-dancing experience. Dance the Magic Inc., also known as Showcase Productions of California, is an international company that offers travelling workshop and performing experiences exclusive to dance studios. The company offers a dozen or so studios the opportunity to lead the Disneyland parade every summer as well as perform in showcases of their own for tourists at Disneyland Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. “We’re so proud of our dance troupe and all the hard work and time they’ve put into this,” said Meagan McGratten, studio owner and director. As far as McGratten knows, this is the first time dancers from Red Deer have been involved in the Disneyland parade and performed a showcase of their own at the park. “We try to do a trip every two years or so to give our dancers more exposure to the world and professionals from all over,” she said. “In 2010, the troupe went to New York. This year, we discovered what Dance the Magic had to offer.” Dance Traxx’s troupe is made
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The Dance Traxx Troupe is heading to Disneyland to perform in the theme park’s parade. They will also perform a showcase on July 15 at the popular California theme park. up of selected dance students who wanted something extra on top of their classes. They range in age from 11 to 18. The troupe arrives in California on Wednesday to take part in various workshops with Disney’s own dancers and choreographers, as set up by Dance the Magic. On Friday, they will join other dancers from studios across North America and dance at the head of the parade down main street, followed by the well-
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Both numbers are jazz but with a twist, said one of Dance Traxx’s instructors, Taryn Martinek. “One has more of a salsa jazz component to it while the other is called Whispers and is more contemporary,” said Martinek. Dancers were responsible for fundraising for the trip and held a number of bottle drives as well as a pub night and silent auction. rfrancoeur@reddeeradvocate. com
Many expected for gospel music event BY JESSICA JONES ADVOCATE STAFF
STROKE FUNDRAISER The fourth annual Central Alberta Stroke Survivor’s Walk and Roll Fundraiser gets moving in Red Deer on July 17. The one-km walk gets underway at the McKenzie Trails at noon. Funds raised will go to research into stroke prevention and treatment. For more information, contact Bryan Shantz at 403887-4399.
known Mickey’s Soundsational Parade. On Saturday, the troupe will lead another afternoon parade throughout the Adventure Park. The dancers had to learn a new dance for the parades. The troupe submitted four dance numbers to Dance the Magic. Two were chosen to be performed in Dance the Magic’s Summer Dance Classic Showcase, which will take place July 15.
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Beating The Heat - The splash pool on southwest corner of 48th Street and 52nd Avenue was a popular place for those looking to cool themselves down on Saturday. Michael Young, bottom, received a surprising chill on his back as his friend Jacob Campbell dumps a bucket of water on him.
People from across Canada and the United States will converge on Red Deer starting on Thursday for a show that is the second largest of its type on the continent. Hundreds of people will descend on Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration at Red Deer’s Westerner Park on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for a full lineup of professional and semi-professional music groups. The Daae Family, Singing Hills, Roset, the Amundruds, Chaplaires, Keepers of the Faith, the Banksons, 3 and Company, the Generations and Double Portion are some of the Canadian groups that will hit the gospel stage for the 14th edition of the show. The Centrium, set up to accommodate 6,000 people, will be full, says Westerner Park general manager John Harms. “This event usually draws about 4,000 people per day for the three days that they are here,” he said. “And they come from all over place and we very often have 300 to 400 RV’s on our site for people from Alberta and other provinces who travel here for the event.” Harms says their main job setting up for the event is making sure the Centrium is clear of debris from the recent construction. They will also begin setting up the stage on centre ice and set-
ting out chairs for floor seating. The annual Gospel Celebration is the fifth largest draw for the facilities, behind Rebels hockey, Westerner Days, AgriTrade and the equestrian-based Mane Event. Wayne Dyck of Chilliwack, B.C., co-owner of the show, says it will be a great weekend. “We’ve got some real top names and talent and we are really excited about the quality of the event. It looks like we will have good attendance,” he said. “This is still creating a buzz amongst the Christian and church family who like to get together for some real uptown music. “People are coming from Texas, California, Colorado, Washington, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Colombia, we have bus coming from Oregon,” Dyck said. What is special about the event, explains Dyck, is that anyone 18 and under can attend the event for free. Dyck and other co-owner Gordie Reimer decided to make this change about three years ago to accommodate more families. Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration features afternoon showcases and evening performances. Tickets are $15.75 plus handling fees for Friday and Saturday’s showcase spectacular. Single tickets for the evening performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are $38 plus fees. Tickets are available at TicketMaster. firstname.lastname@example.org
Community gardens become a huge hit BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF
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Rita Fiddler has her hands full weeding on a hot summer morning at one of Red Deer’s community garden plots. It’s 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and the sun is already beating down on Fiddler as she pulls weeds that have quickly spread through the fava beans following last week’s heavy rains. Fiddler, who is helping out neighbours who rent the plot on land at Red Deer College, knows she has a lot of work to do to get rid of the infestation. There’s thistles throughout the rows of potato plants, green onions, parsley, peas and dill. “This is a full-time job if you wanted it to be,” said Fiddler, who arrived at about 7:30 a.m. She said everything is growing well, including the peas that run about as high as her waist. “The soil is great here,” Fiddler said. Fiddler doesn’t have to worry about lug-
ging water from home. She uses a pail to draw water from a rain barrel nearby. The couple have been renting the plot for a few years now, said Fiddler, and each year, the city sends a letter to them to see if they want to renew. “I often see people out here working on their garden,” said Fiddler. The city approved several locations a few years ago and since then, they’ve become a huge hit among those who might not be able to have their own vegetable garden, or they just want more space. Other locations include a former farmstead adjacent to Piper Creek on 40 Avenue; Parkside Gardens, off Nash Street behind 52 Avenue; and a small, unforested section of Barrett Park. Kent Devlin and his wife have rented a 10 metre by 12 metre plot off Nash Street for the last four years now. They grow an assortment of vegetables — peas, carrots, potatoes, beans, onions, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini and beets. “The area you get here cannot fit in your backyard and we really like the idea of or-
ganic vegetables,” said Devlin. “We know what’s gone into them and they taste so much better than the grocery store variety.” Devlin is out to the plot a couple times a week to check in and do any weeding or watering. He hauls water from his house. “People will rip out potato plants or some peas and carrots from time to time,” said Devlin. “Not a lot of people have stolen from us, so we’re pretty lucky.” He knows of other gardeners who have seen their pumpkins or cucumbers taken because they are so easy to grab. The hard work is worth it, though. “We just had a baby the end of June so we’ll probably make a lot of purées out of the vegetables,” said Devlin. “You just can’t compare a carrot out of the garden from a carrot bought from the store.” The City of Red Deer offers over 150 community garden plots that are open from mid May to Thanksgiving weekend. For more information, call Cemetery Services at 403342-8303. email@example.com
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1793: Upper Canada, now Ontario, prohibited the importation of slaves and ruled that slaves’ children should be freed at age 25. But the act didn’t free any existing slaves in the colony. Slavery had been accepted by the natives and by the first French and English settlers in Canada, finally being outlawed by the British Parliament in 1833.
1843: The Prince Albert, the first iron steamer built in Canada, was launched at Montreal. 1952: The first diesel locomotives in the Rocky Mountains went into operation, replacing steam power on the CPR between Calgary and Revelstoke, B.C. 2007: A 13-year-old Medicine Hat girl was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of her parents and eightyear-old brother. The girl, who was 12 when the killlings occured in 2006, became the youngest convicted multiple killer in Canada.
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TAKE STOCK OPEN FOR BUSINESS GOOD EARTH COFFEE AND BAKERY 3031 30th Ave. (Collicutt Centre) Red Deer 403-340-1028 ● Owner Kyla Belich ● Type of business Café and bakery serving a variety of hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals. ● Opening date June 22 ONE ISLAND CARIBBEAN & AFRICAN RESTAURANT 4916 Ross St. Red Deer 403-986-4375 ● Owners Demba Gueye & Fatima Fatih ● Type of business Restaurant serving Caribbean and African cuisine, including jerk chicken, curry goat and chicken, Jamaican paddies, African beef peanut butter sauce on rice, fried fish and Moroccan couscous. ● Opening date June 16 SOLID GROUND CAFE 5017 49th St. (River Valley Apartments building) Red Deer 403-340-8858 ● Manager Colleen Markus ● Type of business Cafe serving specialty coffees and other drinks, and a variety of breakfast, lunch and snack foods. ● Opening date May 18 WINKS AND SUBHUT 4758 32nd St. (32nd Street Crossing) Red Deer 403-348-2050 ● Owner Varinder Sidhu ● Type of business Convenience store with hot and cold snacks and meals, including madeto-order subs and soft ice cream. ● Opening date May 2 New business that have opened in Central Alberta within the past three months and wish to be listed here can send their information to Harley Richards by email (hrichards@ reddeeradvocate.com) or fax (403-341-6560).
NEW GREEK GOVERNMENT WINS VOTE ATHENS — The new three-party coalition government in Greece has won a vote of confidence in parliament early Monday. All 179 deputies of the three parties supporting the government — conservative New Democracy, the socialist PASOK and the moderate leftist Democratic Left — have voted in favour. The 121 voting against the government included deputies of the Radical Left Coalition (Syriza), the nationalist right Independent Greeks, the extreme right Golden Dawn and the Communist Party.
BOMBARDIER HAS ORDER FOR 15 JETS MONTREAL — Bombardier Aerospace (TSX:BBD.A) says an unidentified buyer has placed a conditional order for five CS100 and 10 CS300 jetliners. Bombardier says based on list prices for the aircraft, the contract is valued at about US$1.02 billion. The company says the customer is new and wants to be unidentified. CSeries aircraft will enter into service late next year. With this conditional order, Bombardier has 12 customers for the planes, and nine firm orders.
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Accountability questioned GROUP WANTS ALBERTA TO SHOW OILSANDS RECOMMENDATIONS WERE FOLLOWED BY BOB WEBER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Environmentalists are trying to force the Alberta government to show it’s followed through on previous recommendations to reduce the impact of oilsands mines before any more projects are approved. The Oilsands Environmental Coalition has asked the regulatory panel examining Shell’s proposed Jackpine expansion to check into the status of dozens of recommendations by previous panels.
Those recommendations were conditions under which previous oilsands projects were given the OK, but there’s no information on whether they’ve been lived up to, said Simon Dyer of the Pembina Institute. “There’s no accountability,” Dyer said. “We fear many of (the recommendations) have not been acted upon. “These were recommendations that the panel said had to happen for the project to be in the public interest.” The groups combed through the approvals for four major oilsands projects made by joint federal-provincial impact assessment panels. Each of those four panels con-
cluded the projects would have no significant adverse environmental effects, provided the recommendations were followed. There are a total of 108 separate recommendations, although some repeated from panel to panel. The Pembina Institute, part of the coalition that filed the motion, then tried to find out how many of those recommendations had been implemented. They were unable to do so. “There’s no public registry,” said Dyer. “There’s no contact person.”
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NO BUSINESS LIKE STAMPEDE BUSINESS
Pilot project targets tips BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A blitz by Canada Revenue Agency auditors on an unfortunate group of waiters and waitresses in one Ontario community has exposed “very surprising” amounts of unreported tips and gratuities. The pilot project targeted 145 servers working in just four restaurants in St. Catharines, Ont., a blue-collar city on the Niagara Peninsula, south of Toronto. Auditors reviewed two years’ worth of income and found that every individual had hidden some portion of their tips from the taxman, with about half reporting no tips whatsoever. In the end, the blitz flushed out $1.7 million in unreported tips and gratuities — almost $12,000 for each person. “Industry insiders often tell servers that they only need to report 10 per cent of their ... wages as tip income,” says an internal report on the project. “Our results indicate that tips are more likely to be 100 per cent to 200 per cent of ... wages. In essence, they are only reporting five per cent to 10 per cent of earned tips/ gratuities.” The auditors conclude: “The amount of unreported income was very surprising.” The Canadian Press obtained a heavily censored copy of the 2010 report under the Access to Information Act, after an 18-month delay by the Canada Revenue Agency that violated legislated deadlines. The study does not identify the restaurants or waiting staff that were subject to the special audits. The St. Catharines’ blitz was among dozens of pilot projects across the country that targeted the underground economy, estimated to be worth as much as $36 billion in 2008, according to a Statistics Canada study prepared for the revenue agency. The other projects, which also reported in 2010, focused on the trucking industry, house-flipping, electronic sales suppression or cash-register zapping — even Quebec’s maple-syrup industry. The tax agency has long known that the hospitality industry is rife with tax-reporting abuse, partly because tipping is often done using untraceable cash. The Statistics Canada study, using macro-economics rather than direct measurements, estimated undeclared tips were worth some $1.3 billion in 2008 — a small fraction of the underground economy. The pilot project in St. Catharines drilled down to actual restaurants and hospitality workers as a reality check.
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Partygoers pack a party tent run by Cowboy’s at the Calgary Stampede president’s dinner in Calgary, Friday. Away from the rodeo, companies in the financial heart of oilpatch country are spending big bucks to throw the biggest, flashiest, most memorable Stampede party as the 10-day cowboy celebration marks its 100th anniversary.
Kerr new technology development adviser BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR A man with a long history of helping businesses is the new local technology development adviser for Alberta Innovates — Technology Futures, and the contact for the Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network (CARIN). Michael Kerr replaces Mark Burggren, who has retired. He stepped into his new position on June 11 started, with Burggren remaining on the scene until June 29. A corporation created by the provincial government, Alberta Innovates — Technology Futures has a mandate to help build sustainable businesses in Alberta through various programs and services. These include technical and funding support to further the commercialization of technologies. CARIN is a collaboration involving Red Deer College and regional manufacturers through the Central Alberta Rural Manufacturers Association. Its objective is to help companies develop new innovations and adapt new technologies.
Kerr, who has a degree in chemistry and a master of business administration degree, spent 13 years as an industrial technology adviser with the National Research Council. He covered an area that extended from Kamloops, B.C., to and including the Yukon, and worked with such industries as agriculture, oil and gas, bio-energy, forestry and manufacturing. “You name the sector, I’ve been involved,” said Kerr, who also served as president of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, Michael Kerr was a director with the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce and in 2008 was named Prince George’s Citizen of the Year.
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Some investment portfolio strategies These uncertain economic times are creating a lot of concern for investors, but following some basic guidelines can take a lot of the stress out of managing investments during periods of market volatility. “It’s important that your portfolio is well diversified in order to manage risk and that you reevaluate your investments periodically to make sure they’re on track to meet your short- and long-term goals,” said Serge Pepin, head of investments with BMO Investments. “In toTALBOT day’s unpredictable BOGGS market, it is crucial to balance your portfolio by holding a variety of investments.” A recent BMO study found that 70 per cent of Canadians are concerned about the performance of their investments given the current state of the economy and volatility of financial markets. Pepin suggests investors establish a pattern of regular contributions during the year. This provides an easy and effective way to contribute to your portfolio and alleviates the stress of coming up with a large sum of money at one time or making lastminute contributions. He also suggests investors keep their as-
sets all in one place or in one institution, which can reduce the amount of fees paid and make it easier to keep track of things. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. “Make sure you are diversified and consider both conservative and aggressive investments in order to balance risk,” Pepin said. “Diversification will make your portfolio less susceptible to market fluctuations.” With markets continuing to display volatility, now is an ideal time to review your investments to ensure they include the right asset mix. An RBC report said many of the bank’s clients have made a priority toward more diversified investing. Despite continuing market and global economic uncertainty, investments in registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs), tax free savings accounts (TFSA) and nonregistered investments are growing. “In an uncertain economy, our clients have made more diversified investing a priority,” said Michael Walker, vice-president and head of branch investments with RBC. “We’ve seen many clients going back to the basics, recognizing that investing and saving is not just for what traditionally has been thought of as RRSP season, with good growth in regular contributions throughout the year. “What’s interesting is their move from one specific investment type like mutual funds to a diversified investment mix across longer term mutual funds, guaranteed investment certificates (GICs) and investment savings.” GICs are becoming increasingly popular
due to global economic uncertainty and the desire for higher yields available from long-term GICs when interests are remaining unchanged in the near term. To help manage risk, Pepin suggests investors consider a portfolio made up of exchange traded fund (ETF) mutual funds. An ETF usually consists of a portfolio of stocks or bonds that track a specific market index, sector or commodity. ETFs are becoming increasingly popular because, like mutual funds, they offer a convenient, oneinvestment solution for investors looking for diversification. Between 30 and 40 per cent of all exchange trading volume in the U.S. now is ETFs, and there are more than 1,500 of the funds in North America covering everything from broad stock market indices to specific sectors such as technology or health care and asset classes such as commodities, currency, bonds and dividends. Pepin suggests investors need to keep up with current events that may have the potential to affect markets and should ask their adviser how the makeup of their portfolio might be affected by increased volatility. “Sitting down with a financial professional can help you identify where adjustments need to be made in your portfolio to make it less susceptible to market fluctuations and mitigate risk,” he said. Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.
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Another weak month U.S. economy BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Aworker lays out fabric at a local furniture manufacturing factory in Zhanjiang, China, on June 29, 2012.
Premier warns of ‘huge pressure’ on economy to slow down further BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BEIJING — China’s economy faces “huge pressure” to slow further despite stimulus measures, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday, damping hopes for a quick recovery from the deepest slump since the 2008 global financial crisis. Companies and investors are closely watching the world’s second-largest economy for signs of a further slowdown which could have global repercussions by hurting Chinese demand for goods from the United States, Europe and other struggling economies. “The economy is running at a generally stable pace, but there is still huge pressure for it to go downward,” the official Xinhua News Agency paraphrased Wen, the country’s top economic official, as saying during a weekend visit to eastern China. The government has cut interest rates twice in a month, reduced gasoline prices and promised more spending on low-cost housing and other public works to revive growth that fell to a nearly three-year low of 8.1 per cent in the first quarter. Despite that, forecasters expect data due out this week to show that growth fell as low as 7.3 per cent in the second quarter. The slowdown raises the risk of job losses and unrest at a politically awkward time for the ruling Communist Party. It is trying to enforce calm ahead of a once-a-decade handover of power to younger leaders. In his weekend remarks, Wen said government measures to boost economic growth were showing results, Xinhua reported. “The economic slowdown is tending toward stability,” Xinhua paraphrased him as saying. The government is trying to reduce reliance on exports and investments to drive growth by boosting domestic consumption. Wen said that is Beijing’s “fundamental standpoint” to improve the economy. He said the government also is trying to diversify and promote stable export growth. The government has set a 10 per cent growth target this year for trade,
which the Commerce Ministry has said is achievable, barring unexpected setbacks in Europe or elsewhere. Wen promised to “fine-tune economic policies,” according to Xinhua, but no details or new initiatives were reported. He said the government will press ahead with changes in the tax system that should reduce the burden on many taxpayers, but gave no timetable. On the same visit, Wen also vowed that the recent interest rate cut aimed at stimulating economic growth will not ignite a new bout of real estate speculation that would push up housing costs, state media said. Wen ordered local officials on Saturday to enforce rules aimed at cooling a surge in housing prices and called for those who tried to evade curbs to be punished, Xinhua reported. Wen also called for faster construction of affordable housing, saying that local authorities should facilitate the approval of land and improve the quality of construction by inviting all types of investors to participate in projects, Xinhua said. Wen said regulation of the housing market is still at a “critical moment” and described the task as “tough,” it said. The measures to control the market include limits on home purchases and high down payments to qualify for mortgages. The controls have helped push prices slightly lower over the past year but they remain near recordhigh levels. A nine-month decline ended in June, when the average home price in 100 major cities rose 0.05 per cent from a month earlier, Xinhua reported, citing data from the China Index Academy. Surging housing costs have fueled political tensions. The rise in real estate prices was driven in part by a large amount of government stimulus spending and bank lending pumped into the economy after the 2008 crisis.
OILSANDS: Some recommendations implemented Some of the recommendations have been met, such as the 2004 recommendation for a study into how much water the Athabasca River needs to stay healthy. Others haven’t. The water management framework based on that study remains stalled at phase one, more than a year after it was supposed to have moved forward. But the status of most of the recommendations, which involve everything from wildlife impacts to tailings management to emissions from mine vehicles, is simply unclear. Randall Barrett of Alberta Environment said recommendations dealing specifically with a project — allowable level of sulphur emissions, for example — are tracked very closely. But he said those dealing with larger issues, such as overall water use, are simply considered part of the government’s ongoing environmental monitoring work and are not tied as closely to project approvals. “We carefully track the high-consequence items that are used in the public-interest test for that project,” he said. “The other items relative to ongoing work, we consider those, but the timing on those is not tracked in the same way.” Barrett acknowledged that timelines for such issues often change and may not conform to those set out in project approvals. The coalition is arguing that hearings on Shell’s Jackpine expansion, which would produce 100,000 barrels a day, can’t proceed until the panel finds out what happened with those recommendations. Until that happens, Dyer said it’s impossible to know how the project will add to environmental impacts the oilsands region is already seeing. “We’ve got a cumulative effects problem that’s getting worse with every project that’s approved,” he said. Shell argues the coalition’s motion has come too late in the game and should be disregarded. The review panel will have to rule on the coalition’s request. A spokeswoman for the panel said there’s no
timeline on such a decision. McQueen is expected to release the report in the coming weeks.
Whyte said the industry is bracing for a growing labour shortage by 2020, when the pool of 15-to-20-yearolds is expected to decline by 300,000. The shortage is likely to buoy wages over that time, he said.
TIPS: Blitz began in Ontario KERR: Suited to role Revenue agency staff began the blitz with an information campaign at 311 dining and drinking establishments in the city, warning serving staff and bartenders of the consequences of failing to declare tip income. The direct audits of the 145 servers six months later resulted in each person paying an average of $1,553 in extra income tax, an amount auditors called “respectable” given that many were students with access to special credits that kept their overall taxes low. “We also believe that auditing this type of restaurant has a significant ’word of mouth’ effect with the servers in the local industry,” says the report, which urged a national version of the project. A spokeswoman for the Canada Revenue Agency said officials are still reviewing the pilot project before deciding next steps. “Once the project has been thoroughly evaluated, the results and findings will enable the CRA to determine whether to expand it at a national level,” said Mylene Croteau. A 2006 survey of 96 hospitality workers, commissioned by the Canada Revenue Agency, found that many were advised by their tax accountants to declare a mere fraction of their real tip income. The same survey also reported the workers “do not perceive a real risk of getting caught for improperly reporting tips, as very few of them know or have heard of someone getting audited.” Statistics Canada says there were about 190,000 food and beverage servers in Canada last year, about 80 per cent of them female. Many are young and in their first job, often students who later leave the industry. Most report making less than $20,000 a year. The head of a restaurant group says many serving staff likely would not have to pay any taxes, even were they forced to declare more tip income, because they fall under tax-free thresholds and can access tax credits. “A lot of them aren’t making a heck of a lot of money,” said Garth Whyte, president of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association.
He believes he’s well-suited for his new role in Central Alberta. “This position is actually very similar to the position I held in British Columbia. It fits perfectly.” Kerr added that he’s enthused to be in Central Alberta, where the outlook for businesses is bright.
“This is where things are booming and the future is looking very solid.” He said he’s noticed a “get-it-done” attitude here, as well as a commitment to work as a team, move things forward and innovate. “That’s what we need in a global market, because others are innovating quickly too.” He plans to support the businesses he works with by listening to their needs and responding. “I’ve always found it’s better for a government person to serve a need rather than come and tell them, ‘This is what we’re going to do.” email@example.com
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WASHINGTON — The American job machine has jammed. Again. The economy added only 80,000 jobs in June, the government said Friday, erasing any doubt that the United States is in a summer slump for the third year in a row. “Let’s just agree: This number stinks,” said Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at the investment firm BTIG. It was the third consecutive month of weak job growth. From April through June, the economy produced an average of just 75,000 jobs a month, the weakest three months since August through October 2010. The unemployment rate stayed at 8.2 per cent — a recession-level figure, even though the Great Recession has technically been over for three years. The numbers could hurt President Barack Obama’s odds for re-election. Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican nominee, said they showed that Obama, in three and a half years on the job, had not “gotten America working again.” “And the president is going to have to stand up and take responsibility for it,” Romney said in Wolfeboro, N.H. “This kick in the gut has got to end.” Obama, on a two-day bus tour through the contested states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, focused on private companies, which added 84,000 jobs in June, and took a longer view of the economic recovery. “Businesses have created 4.4 million new jobs over the past 28 months, including 500,000 new manufacturing jobs,” the president said. “That’s a step in the right direction.” The Labor Department’s report on job creation and unemployment is the most closely watched monthly indicator of the U.S. economy. There are four reports remaining before Election Day, including one on Friday, Nov. 2, four days before Americans vote. No president since World War II has faced reelection with unemployment over 8 per cent. It was 7.8 per cent when Gerald Ford lost to Jimmy Carter in 1976. Ronald Reagan faced 7.2 per cent unemployment in 1984 and trounced Walter Mondale. Patrick Sims, director of research at the consulting firm Hamilton Place Strategies, said that “time has run out” for unemployment to fall below 8 per cent by Election Day. That would require an average of about 220,000 jobs a month from July through October — more like the economy’s performance from January through March, when it averaged 226,000 per month. Few analysts expect anything close to that. “The labour market is treading water,” said Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. She called it an “ongoing, severe crisis for the American work force.” The Labor Department report put investors in a sour mood. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 124 points. Industrial and materials companies, which depend on economic growth, were among the stocks that fell the most. The price of oil fell $2.77 per barrel to $84.45. Money flowed instead into U.S. Treasurys, which investors perceive as safer than stocks when the economy is weakening. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note fell to 1.54 per cent, from 1.59 per cent on Thursday.
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Where the collectible is king ‘THE HOBBIT,’ ‘THE WALKING DEAD’ AND YES, TOYS DRAW FANS TO SAN DIEGO’S COMIC-CON BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Football fans have the Super Bowl. Soccer enthusiasts have the World Cup. Cinephiles have the Academy Awards. For pop-culture lovers — the self-professed geeks and nerds who delight in fantasy-inspired fun from anime to zombies — there is Comic-Con, the Olympic-sized celebration of movies, TV, video games, costumes and pop art that began as a humble comicbook convention 43 years ago and is now an annual marketing extravaganza. From Thursday to Sunday, more than 100,000 popculture aficionados will flood the San Diego Convention Center, showing off their stormtrooper suits, playing yet-to-be-released video games and attending panels featuring A-list filmmakers like Peter Jackson and such hot TV shows as Game of Thrones. But first comes Wednesday’s “preview night.” Available only to those who bought four-day passes to the sold-out convention, the showing is decidedly low tech, yet high end: it’s all about collectible toys. On display will be special-issue, limited-edition playthings and books made just for the pop-culture fest. These include not only the unique freebies that various booths are giving away, but also coveted collectibles that could fetch hundreds of dollars at Comic-Con and hundreds more in after-market sales. “There are people who buy tickets for every day of the show so that on Wednesday night they can be the first in line for these exclusive collectibles. That’s their reward for going to a destination like Comic-Con,” said pop-culture expert and host of G4’s “Attack of the Show” Blair Butler. “There are also people who flip that stuff on eBay for hundreds of dollars. They buy two: One to keep and one to sell on eBay.” Collectors will literally run across the massive convention centre floor when the doors open Wednesday evening to cue up for products like Hasbro’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Super Helicarrier, a four-foot-long replica of the flying superhero headquarters from the Avengers movie and Mattel’s quirky Dana as Zuul Ghostbusters figurine. Others seek out small-run exclusives such as the golden Domo bobble-head doll (only 1,000 made) and Image Comics’ special hardcover comics collection The Walking Dead: Compendium One (only 900 available). Toy companies and publishers large and small make special products just for the Comic-Con crowd. Hasbro and Mattel each issue around 10 ComicCon exclusives a year. These toys are introduced at Comic-Con and limited numbers are often made available for sale later at Toys “R” Us and on each company’s collector websites. “Everything is made in limited quantities. Products can double, triple, quadruple in price over the course of a year,” said Hugo Stevenson, president of Huckleberry Toys, which is offering zombies and other figurines based on the upcoming film ParaNorman. “There’s a whole group of people who actually make a business out of this: Going down and buying collectibles at San Diego Comic-Con and then selling them in their stores or on eBay.“ For most collectors, though, adding exclusive
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From Thursday to Sunday, more than 100,000 pop-culture aficionados will flood the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con, showing off their stormtrooper suits, playing yet-to-be-released video games and attending panels featuring A-list filmmakers like Peter Jackson and such hot TV shows as ‘Game of Thrones’. items to a carefully cultivated collection is priceless. “No collector is going to sell their collection,” said Scott Neitlich, a marketing manager at Mattel whose personal toy cache includes “roughly 5,000” figures. “It’s not just about the physical price of the product, but the emotional connection each collector has about what figures they’ve decided to include.” Most toy collectors are men ages 25 to 40, he said, though women are getting into the hobby in growing numbers. Mattel is aiming its limited DC Comics Vertigo Death statuette and Polly Pocket DC Comics Villains set at female collectors. Hasbro hopes to tap the market with a special-edition My Little Pony: a grey Pegasus with blonde hair. “It’s people who grew up in the ’70s and ’80s who now have disposable income to recapture their youth,” Neitlich said. “Toys are so important because it’s the one pop-culture medium that traverses all licenses. Batman and He-Man can battle on your shelf. You’re probably not going to see that movie or
that comic book, but toys are that one medium that can coexist across all of pop culture. It allows your shelf to become a symbol of everything that you love. It’s really about celebrating individuality and which characters speak to you.” He’s most excited about the exclusive new Vykron action figure, based on a 1982 He-Man prototype, which comes with military warrior, spaceman and barbarian outfits. “Comic-Con has become the place, really the only place, where you can go to get these limited-edition, first-edition products,” said Rich Collins, chief of Big Tent Entertainment, which makes toys and products for Domo, Dark Horse Comics and other brands. “If you’re a fan of this genre, this is THE show, not just in the U.S., but globally.” As Stevenson of Huckleberry Toys puts it, “They have anything and everything for sale down there. If you can’t find something you like . . . you must not really be into pop culture.”
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Worldwide, The Amazing Spider-Man has climbed to $341.2 million. The movie started off as a smaller domestic moneymaker than the previous three Spidey films, but it laid to rest objections that it was too soon to relaunch the superhero franchise. The new origin story for the Marvel Comics web-
NEW ORLEANS — Lionel Batiste, the vocalist, bass drummer and assistant band leader of the Treme (truh-MAY) Brass Band — and the face of the Treme neighbourhood’s bicentennial — has died. He was 81. Band leader Benny Jones Sr. says Batiste was ill about a month before his death on Sunday. He says funeral arrangements are incomplete. Jones says Batiste had been with his band since it was formed in 1995, but had played bass drum since childhood. Clarinetist Michael White says Batiste, known as “Uncle Lionel,” used his drum to stay afloat in the floods after Hurricane Katrina. The “Treme 2012” poster is a photograph of Batiste. Toni Rice of the Multicultural Tourism Network says the group is donating part of poster sales to help with Batiste’s medical and funeral costs.
NASHVILLE — The 1960s mop top is gone, but Ringo Starr is still flashing a peace sign. The former Beatle marked his 72nd birthday Saturday by holding a “peace and love” moment at noon. He asked people worldwide to do the same at 12 o’clock in their time zones. The idea came to him in 2008 when an interviewer asked him what he wanted for his birthday. Since then, he has held events each year in cities such as New York, Chicago and Hamburg, Germany. “It’s sort of catching on more and more, the more we do,” Starr said before the festivities. “We got lots of blogs from Japan and China and all over the world saying, ’We did peace and love.’ So it’s working.” Hundreds of fans joined Starr at Hard Rock Cafe, shouting “peace and love” at the magic hour and holding two fingers in the air. The crowd sang “happy birthday” and the chorus of “Give Peace A Chance.” One fan held up a sign declaring the last time she saw Starr in person. He pointed to her and joked, “I hugged this woman in 1964, and she still can’t get over it.” Organizers presented him with a star magnolia tree that will be planted nearby. He also cut a cake shaped like a flower pot with a giant Noon - 1:30 pm sunflower growing out of it. Party favours included Beef on a Bun w/Salad $5 frosted cookies and 1 - 3 pm: Ent.: Randy Hillman white, “peace and love” 5 pm: Buffet with Dance $11.95 rubber bracelets.
slinger comes just five years after Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. Oliver Stone’s drug-war thriller Savages opened at No. 4 with a solid $16.2 million weekend. The concert film Katy Perry: Part of Me failed to pack in the pop star’s fans, debuting far down the chart with just $7.2 million. NEW YORK — Authorities say a fight broke out during a show at New York City music venue Webster Hall where one person was bitten and another stabbed. One person was arrested in the melee Friday evening during the CBGB Festival. The victims are expected to recover. Hard-core metal bands were on the lineup, as well as other groups. A late-night nightclub event was postponed. CBGB representatives say in a statement that the disturbance shouldn’t overshadow the events, which included free concerts in Times Square and Central Park. Officials are working with law enforcement. CBGB was once a famed Manhattan rock venue where bands like The Talking Heads performed in the early 1980s. The venue closed in 2006.
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Can grandparents care too much? Dear Annie: Let me say that I am grateful my parents are alive and well enough to enjoy their grandchildren. However, they expect to be included in everything involving their grandchildren. Each of my children plays a sport (sometimes two) in addition to school plays and recitals. This adds up to multiple events evMITCHELL ery week. If my & SUGAR parents find out that my sister or I neglected to invite them to something, we get the cold shoulder, and our father wonâ€™t talk to us for weeks. Annie, the parents of our childrenâ€™s classmates have become our friends. They comprise our social group, and I simply donâ€™t want my parents to butt into this part of our lives. My folks crave conversation but donâ€™t have the
best social skills. They are retired, have no friends, arenâ€™t involved in anything and create their schedule around their grandchildrenâ€™s events, saying they â€œneed to be there for them.â€? But our children truly donâ€™t care whether their grandparents are there. They like to see them in the audience on occasion, but otherwise find their constant presence intrusive. Please donâ€™t tell me to encourage my parents to seek out new friends and get involved in other things. Itâ€™s too late for that. And they do not respond well to suggestions from their children. If they truly want to be a part of their grandchildrenâ€™s lives, I wish they would spend time with them instead of watching from the bleachers. Weâ€™d love it if they would introduce the kids to experiences they might not otherwise have, teach them something and share memories with them. Is there anything we can do? â€” Frustrated in the Midwest Dear Midwest: Tell your parents what you told us â€” that you want them to spend individual time with the kids, creating memories that will last forever. Offer some suggestions. But please
donâ€™t banish them from your childrenâ€™s school and sports events. These things provide structure and purpose for your parents. There is no need to be embarrassed by their social skills. Your friends understand. Dear Annie: My brother-in-law has been living with us for nine months. Heâ€™s been unemployed for a year. â€œRalphâ€? does some work around the house and uses his food stamps for many of his meals, but heâ€™s hit the end of his unemployment benefits. Ralph will not take just any job. In fact, he turned one down, saying it was too hard for him at his age. Heâ€™s 61. He simply wants to wait until heâ€™s 62 and then retire. How do we get him to move out? Ralph wonâ€™t even go for free medical care. He hasnâ€™t paid us anything for his upkeep and ignores our message to find a job or go on welfare. He is draining our extra funds. We donâ€™t want him on the street, but weâ€™d like him to be more independent. Any suggestions? â€” Peeved and Had Enough Dear Peeved: Ralph apparently believes heâ€™s so close to retirement that he is entitled to sponge off of others
until he gets there. Are there any other family members or friends who might take him in and give you a break? Unless your husband makes it clear to his brother that he can no longer stay rent-free at your home, this will continue, with no guarantee that he will suddenly move out when heâ€™s 62. Talk to your husband and decide what type of deadline you are willing to give, and stick to it. Dear Annie: â€œAn Independent Wifeâ€? said a previous writer should not expect her husband to call every night when heâ€™s out of town on business. Instead, she should find her own interests to keep her occupied. My husband travels, too, and unfailingly calls me every night. I am thankful to be married to a man who believes our relationship is important enough to warrant a daily call, if only to tell me he loves me and to â€œhug my pillowâ€? for him. â€” Virginia Annieâ€™s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annieâ€™s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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Madeline Glendenning, 7, left, and Lujain Waheed, 8, examine their new Red Deer Public Library cards as other Reading College students await theirs at the G.H. Dawe branch recently. The Reading College pilot program is designed to help 30 students aged 7 and 8 enhance their literacy skills over the summer. The program is supported by the Optimist Clubs of Central Alberta, Red Deer College and the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools.
HOROSCOPES Monday, July 9 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Fred Savage, 36; Courtney Love, 48; Tom Hanks, 56 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: We get a bit of a respite this week, with a largely quiet celestial environment and two planets joining others in retrograde. It might not feel so calm though, as weâ€™re building towards several major conversations to reach exact next week. Tension will slowly lead to breakthroughs and effort will lead to wild opportunities. It will be a great day, enjoy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Strong passions arise. Feelings come on strong with an adrenaline rush to NADIYA boot. If you channel this energy SHAH wisely, you can improve any area of your health and life through sheer motivation. It will be a great year, enjoy! ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Moon moving through your sign reaches out to Mars before connecting with Uranus. You get a glimpse into the energy of next week, bringing strong feelings to the surface. Be patient with yourself. Decide on the grace youâ€™ll demonstrate now, as a game plan for whatâ€™s ahead. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There are plenty of examples of times when we were afraid to tell the truth. However, once
we did, it wasnâ€™t a big deal. Youâ€™re being taught to own those things you never say, and in speaking them, come to know how much youâ€™re like everyone else. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Civilizations routinely asserted their superiority and, sometimes, demonizing one of their fellow neighbors. You may have a strange streak of arrogance. There are things you can feel good about, while acknowledging where you might be overcompensating your own insecurity. CANCER (June 21-July 22): When news of a scam comes out, it can lead to all of us feeling vulnerable. However, most business dealings are fair. Youâ€™re nervous about a transaction now that is routine. There is still time to think it over, if you need it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Life can demonstrate synchronicity, where questions in your mind find an answer before youâ€™ve even spoken of them. You enter this space now, filling your day with fulfillment and surprising moments of delight. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Each form of art has those who seem to have been created for it, displaying aptitude at a young age. However, there are many who take time developing their talent. While some might see you as a late bloomer, youâ€™ve been working on it all along. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A partnership remains at the forefront now, with a mix of tense moments, adrenaline rushes, and quick make ups all jumbled together now. If youâ€™re honest, you have to admit all the drama has its allure. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There are times for social fun and times to work. You might see slight influences of one on the other, but rarely do the two form a full partnership, as they do for you now. Fun time will also be your most productive. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Passionate chocolate connoisseurs can identify the subtle flavors and textures in
each bite. However, some think itâ€™s all just sugar. You make a valuable distinction in your own life now, allowing you a way forward. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): When a task is one that genuinely bores, itâ€™s that much harder to concentrate on it. You have an uncharacteristic urge to break free of the doldrums. Give your task the few minutes it requires. Donâ€™t let guilt drain you of energy to play. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There are those who have never had a passport and have nowhere to go. Then there are those who strike the polar opposite. You have an irrepressible urge to explore. You donâ€™t have to go far or make a large investment. Keep it characteristically spontaneous. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Futurists once envisioned a time when we would keep the company of robots. Considering the proliferation of computer chips, artificial intelligence is fully integrated into our lives. You have a fantastical vision. Look around and youâ€™ll realize youâ€™re already living it. Nadiya Shah is a consulting astrologer, syndicated sun sign columnist and holds a masterâ€™s degree in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination, from the University of Kent, U.K. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.
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TRICAN WELL SERVICE is one of Canada’s fastest growing pressure pumping companies, with operations in Canada, the US, Russia, Kazakhstan and North Africa. Recognized for technical leadership and innovation, Trican provides specialized, engineered and integrated solutions to customers involved in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas reserves. Trican’s services include fracturing, coiled tubing, cementing, acidizing, nitrogen, microseismic and industrial services. At Trican, we are proud to have receive numerous accolades as a top employer, as we believe success begins with our people. We hire and reward those who are motivated, results and service-oriented, team players, career-driven, honest, ethical and adaptable. If that sounds like you, we invite you to apply for one of the following positions:
SUPERVISORS: Fracturing, Cementing, Acidizing OPERATORS: Fracturing, Cementing, Acidizing experienced Coiled Tubing SUPERVISORS: Cementing, Acidizing, N2, &Coiled Tubing, Drilling Tools TRANSPORT OPERATORS: C02, Cement, Sand
OPERATORS: Fracturing, Cementing, Acidizing, Experienced Coiled Tubing & N2 JOURNEYMAN MECHANICS
EXPERIENCE & SKILLS: DriverClass training Valid Class 1 license is •• Valid 1 provided. or 3 license an asset. Must have at least Class 3 or 5. • Team player. • Physically fit. Team player. • Physically ¿t. WORKING CONDITIONS: • 15 days on/6 days off. On call 24-hour basis during days on.
WHAT MAKES US ATTRACTIVE: • Excellent base salary with one of the best bene¿t programs in the industry. • Global technical leader within our industry. • Long-term commitment, including a training and career development program. • Above average career advancement opportunities.
To apply for one of the above positions, in con¿dence, please email or fax your cover letter, resumé and a copy of a current driver’s abstract. Visit us online at: www.trican.ca/careers or drop in at one of the bases listed on our website.
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SCHLUMBERGER HSE SPECIALIST
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WATTS PROJECTS INC.
is a Pipeline & Facility Construction Company based in Red Deer and Edson serving the surrounding areas. We are looking for experienced personnel to join our team as the company expands. We are looking for: *Field Safety - entry level *Class 1 Heavy Haul Driver *Class 1 Hotshot Driver *Welders *Apprentice Pipefitters *Heavy Equipment Operators *Pump Jack Installer *General Laborers Competitive wages, Benefits and Living Allowance provided. Please forward Resume, Tickets and References to email@example.com or fax 1-403-358-7763
WE ARE SEEKING MOTIVATED HARD WORKING PERSONNEL TO PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICE TO THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRIES The following positions are available
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ALSTAR is a long standing and quickly growing Gas & Oilfield Construction Company and is looking to fill the following position:
Human Resources Coordinator
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WHAT WILL WE GIVE YOU? - A GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT - COMPETITVE PAY - EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT PLAN - PAID TRAINING - COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE - PROFIT SHARING - GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WHO ASPIRE TOWARDS A MANAGEMENT POSITION Come join our team of great associates! APPLY NOW! iin person at our Red Deer Location SW end of Gasoline alley or CALL 403-340-0234
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RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, July 9, 2012 D3
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Dozens die raids on Christian villages in central Nigeria JOS, Nigeria — Raids and reprisal attacks have left 52 people dead in Christian villages near a Nigerian city where authorities have struggled to contain religious violence, officials said Sunday. Assailants launched “sophisticated attacks” on several villages near Jos early Saturday, said Mustapha Salisu, spokesman for a special taskforce made up of policemen and soldiers deployed in the area to curb years of violence. “They came in hundreds,” Salisu said. “Some had (police) uniforms and some even had bulletproof vests.” He said the special taskforce fought back for hours and lost two policemen in the battle. Salisu initially said that 37 people were killed including 14 civilians and 21 assailants. However, later in the day, Nigerian Red Cross official Andronicus Adeyemo said aid workers had counted 52 dead and more than 300 displaced people from the attacks. He did not give a breakdown. He said a federal lawmaker and a state lawmaker were ambushed and killed Sunday afternoon on their way to a mass burial for the victims.
No damage, injuries after quake rattles California FORT BRAGG, Calif. — No damage or injuries have been reported after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattled a coastal area in far Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 5:05 a.m. Sunday about five kilometres northwest of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County. Initially the earthquake had been reported as a 4.2 magnitude quake, but the USGS upgraded the quake after it was reviewed by a seismologist. A Fort Bragg police dispatcher says there was no damage. Police did receive calls from city residents about the quake. Fort Bragg is about 225 kilometres north of San Francisco.
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AMMAN, Jordan — The Palestinian president has accepted an invitation to visit Iran, a patron of his political rival, the Islamic militant Hamas, a top Palestinian official said Sunday. In Tehran, Mahmoud Abbas will attend a conference of the NonAligned Movement at the end of August, said his foreign minister, Riad Malki. The trip “reflects our appreciation of this movement, which always supported the Palestinian position and the Palestinian cause,” Malki said. “We cannot be absent from the summit of the non-aligned countries.” Malki’s comments suggested that Abbas’ planned visit to Iran is not signalling a thaw in relations. In the past, Abbas has spoken out against Iran’s backing for Hamas, which seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, leaving him with only the West Bank. Israel has charged that Iran sends weapons and cash to Hamas.
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Maulana Samiul Haq, second left, head of a coalition of hardline Islamist religious leaders and politicians ‘Defense of Pakistan Council’, along with other coalition leaders wave to supporters as they lead a rally, in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday. Prominent hardline Islamists led thousands of people in a protest against Pakistan’s decision to allow the U.S. and other NATO countries to resume shipping troop supplies through the country to Afghanistan.
GAUHATI, India — The death toll has risen to 121 as damage mounts from monsoon floods that devastated the northeastern Indian state of As-
sam. Villagers are still finding bodies in receding waters. On Sunday the death toll stood at 121, including 16 buried in mudslides. About half of the 2.2 million people who were displaced remain in makeshift shelters or with relatives or friends. The central government has offered $90 million in aid to the agricultural state, where at least 627,600 acres of rice fields and other crops have been affected. The floods also killed 559 animals in the Kaziranga game reserve, including more than 400 hog deer and 14 of its 2,300 endangered one-horned rhinos. State environment minister Rokybul Hussain called it a catastrophe.
Spanish police break up forged art ring MADRID, Spain — The Interior Ministry says police agents have broken up a forged art ring and arrested nine people on suspicion of producing fake works by famous painters to sell them illegally on the black market. Investigators made the arrests in the Spanish cities of Madrid, Cordoba and Albacete and seized 60 fake paintings attributed to artists including Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso and Joaquin Sorolla, a ministry statement said. Among other items seized were also four allegedly illegal elephant tusks, 30 pieces of carved ivory, 35 bars of gold bullion and a handgun. The forged art works were destined for sale through a well-known Madrid gallery and each piece was accompanied by a counterfeit certificate of authentication, the statement released Sunday said. It was not clear when the arrests took place.
Israel to arrange arrival of last members of Ethiopian Jewish community by 2014 JERUSALEM — Israel’s Cabinet has approved plans to bring in the last of Ethiopia’s Jews over the next two years. More than 120,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel after waves of immigration over the past three decades. Advocates say some 2,200 Jews remain in Ethiopia. They are Falash Mura, members of a community that converted to Christianity under duress more than a century ago but have reverted to Judaism. Some in Israel have questioned whether the Falash Mura are actually Jewish. Ethiopian immigrants are routinely required to go through a religious conversion process. Once in the country, many face problems assimilating because of cultural differences. Some say they encounter racism. The government said Sunday in a statement that it will open a $4.3 million absorption centre in September to accommodate the newcomers.
Jamaica police detain suspect in fatal robbery KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican police say they have detained a man suspected of taking part in an attack on a family reunion in which a man who had been living in Florida was killed. Police in St. Ann parish say at least 10 men invaded a family reunion at an upscale apartment complex in Cardiff Hall, close to the northern tourist town of Runaway Bay. Witnesses say the gunmen demanded cash, jewelry and other valuables. A scuffle broke out during the home invasion and Gavin Campbell was fatally shot. Authorities say Campbell was a Jamaican who had been living in the Orlando area.
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Liberal party claims lead in Libya’s election NO WORD ON WHEN OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL BE RELEASED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRIPOLI, Libya — A liberal alliance led by a former Libyan rebel prime minister said Sunday the party’s unofficial preliminary results put it in the lead in the country’s landmark parliamentary elections, the first since the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Faisal Krekshi, secretary general of the Alliance of National Forces led by Mahmoud Jibril, said the results were based on reports by party representatives at ballot counting centres across the vast desert nation. He provided no details, and the head of the election commission refused to confirm Krekshi’s claims. “We are all waiting and we have nothing to suggest that one party is ahead of others,” election commission chief Nouri al-Abar told reporters. He also refused to set a date for announcing the full official results. Libyans turned out en masse Saturday to cast their ballots for the 200-seat parliament. Eighty seats are set aside for party lists, while the remaining 120 are for individual independent candidates. Officials from two other parties — the Muslim Brotherhood’s Justice and Construction Party and the Islamist Al-Watan — said Jibril’s alliance was the biggest winner in the race for the 80 party seats. They based their statements on their own party rep-
resentatives at polling centres. They did not provide a breakdown. Their claims could not be verified. With the majority of parliament’s seats dedicated to individual candidates, even if Jibril’s Alliance of National Forces were to claim the largest share of the party seats it is not guaranteed of being the dominant force in the legislature. Jibril was a senior official and economist under Gadhafi’s regime until he changed sides and joined the rebels after the uprising broke out, serving as the rebels’ interim prime minister for almost eight months. Jibril himself could not run on the ballot because election laws prevent members of the interim National Transitional Council from running, but he serves as the leader of the coalition that brings together some 40 liberal parties. The vote capped a chaotic transition that has exposed major fault lines in the country, ranging from the east-west divide to efforts by Islamists to assert power. It was a key milestone after a bitter civil war that ended Gadhafi’s four-decade rule, and was the first time Libyans have voted for a parliament since 1964, five years before Gadhafi’s military coup that toppled the monarchy. But the desert nation of 6 million people has fallen into turmoil since Gadhafi was killed by rebel forces in his home city of Sirte in late October. Armed militias operate independently, refusing to be brought under the umbrella of a national army,
and deepening regional and tribal divisions often devolve into bouts of violence. Many people in eastern Libya resent what they perceive as a power grab by their rivals in the west. Some easterners boycotted Saturday’s election in protest, and there was a spate of attacks on polling centres in the east that, in some cases, halted voting in some areas. Al-Abar, the election commission chief, said preliminary figures showed 1.7 million of nearly 2.9 million eligible voters, or about 63 per cent, cast their ballots Saturday. He also said that voters who were not able to cast their ballots for security reason were allowed to vote on Sunday. President Barack Obama congratulated Libyans on the vote, calling it “another milestone on their extraordinary transition to democracy.” Across Libya, the vote was characterized by scenes of joy and a sense of triumph by Libyans emerging from more than four decades of repressive one-man rule under Gadhafi. They stayed out celebrating on the streets well after polls closed at 8 p.m. Fireworks lit the Tripoli sky, motorists honked their horns and stores stayed open well past midnight. There were also shouts of “Libya is free” by rebel fighters deployed throughout the capital in anticipation of any violence. They flashed fingers stained by the purple ink to show they had voted.
Egypt’s president orders dissolved parliament to reconvene CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s president on Sunday ordered the Islamist-dominated parliament to reconvene in defiance of a military decree dissolving the legislature last month on the basis of a ruling by the country’s top court, the state news agency reported. The surprise move by President Mohammed Morsi, himself an Islamist, will almost certainly lead to a clash with the powerful generals who formally handed power to him on June 30 after spending 16 months at the nation’s helm following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in a popular uprising. The move also reflects confusion in the roles and powers of Egypt’s governing institutions, with the constitution in force under Mubarak suspended after the uprising and no new one adopted. Open confrontation between the two sides is certain to plunge the country into a new bout of political instability, adding to the many woes Egypt has experienced since Mubarak’s ouster by a popular uprising in 2011. Already, the country has been beset by a surge of crime, a faltering economy, a seemingly endless series of strikes, sit-ins and demonstrations. In the first sign of an imminent crisis, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the formal name of the body grouping the nation’s top generals, held an “emergency meeting” shortly after Morsi’s decree was announced. The official Middle East News Agency said the generals met to “review and discuss the consequences” of Morsi’s decision. The council has yet to publicly comment on the president’s decision. The decree by Morsi, a longtime member of the Muslim Brotherhood group, also called for new parliamentary elections to be held within 60 days of the
adoption of a new constitution for the country, which is not expected before late this year. Last month, the then-ruling military generals dissolved the legislature when the Supreme constitutional Court, the country’s highest tribunal, ruled that a third of its members had been elected illegally. The text of Morsi’s decree made no mention of the Supreme constitutional Court, saying it was only revoking the military’s own decree to disband the legislature. The military announced a “constitutional declaration” on June 16 that gave it legislative powers in the absence of parliament and stripped Morsi of much of his presidential authority. It also gave the generals control over the process of drafting a new constitution and immunity from any civilian oversight. It also gave itself control of the national budget. Morsi came to power after narrowly defeating Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, in a June 16-17 runoff. He was declared the winner on June 24. He symbolically took the oath of office five days later at Tahrir Square, birthplace of the revolt that toppled Mubarak’s regime on Feb. 11, 2001. He took the formal oath the next day before the Supreme constitutional Court and again during a later speech at Cairo University before hundreds of his supporters, including many of the dissolved legislature’s lawmakers. A conservative Islamist, Morsi may have made his move inspired in large part by a desire to assert his authority in the face of the military, which has been the country’s de facto ruler since army officers seized power in a 1952 coup that toppled the monarchy. But Morsi’s defiance of a ruling by the country’s highest court could backfire, leading to charges that he has no respect for the judiciary.
Iran warns of ‘catastrophe’ if Syria invaded BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
lahian said. He declined to elaborate, but added: “there will be a catastrophe in the region, if there’s no political solution there.” Any outside intervention would also likely face strong opposition from Syrian ally Russia, as well as China, who have already shielded Damascus from diplomatic efforts to pressure the regime. Speaking to reporters in Amman, Jordan, Abdollahian dismissed questions about whether Iran would host Assad if he were to leave Syria, saying the issue of Assad fleeing his country and seeking refuge elsewhere is “a joke.” “He is following up on the situation in Syria. The Syrian people will decide their fate until another president is elected in 2014,” he said. Assad said in comments published Sunday that he will not step down “in the face of national challenges.”
DAMASCUS, Syria — In a show of force, Syria began large-scale military exercises Sunday to simulate defending the country against outside “aggression.” Damascus’ staunch ally Iran warned of a “catastrophe” in the region if no political solution to the 16-month-old Syrian conflict is found. Tehran is Syria’s closest ally, and has stood by President Bashar Assad’s regime throughout the revolt against his rule despite a growing chorus of international condemnation. The relentless bloodshed has accelerated diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the crisis, and spurred some in the Syrian opposition to urge the West to intervene militarily to stop a conflict that activists say has left more than 14,000 people dead. Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, dismissed talk of foreign intervention, saying “nobody can imagine a military attack against Syria. We believe it will not happen. If it happens, Syria will defend itself and will not need help from Iran.” U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, who is the architect of an international plan to end the crisis, acknowledged in an interview published Saturday that the international community’s efforts to find a political Production Testing Ltd. solution to the escalating violence in Syria have failed. Annan arrived in the Syrian capital SunThe ideal candidate for this position will possess the following: day for talks with Assad, his spokesman Ahmad • Experience in the Production Testing industry Fawzi said. • Good communication skills The West is reluctant to intervene in Syria in • Experience working with Microsoft office part because unlike the • Experience Dispatching large numbers of crews and equipment military intervention that helped bring down • Must be able to multi task and meet deadlines Moammar Gadhafi in • Must be able to work in a team environment Libya, the Syrian con• Willingness to relocate if necessary flict has the potential to quickly escalate. DaDuties for this position will include the following: mascus has a web of allegiances to powerful • Managing and Dispatching crews and equipment forces including Shiite • Establish and maintain good customer relations powerhouse Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah and We offer an excellent benefit package, company vehicle and a there are concerns that a negotiable salary. military campaign could pull them into a wider If you are interested in a career with a dynamic, growing company conflagration. “Some tried to portray within the Oil and Gas industry please forward your resume to : the Syrian president as email@example.com just another aggressor. Some tried to impose a no-fly zone. We must References required say that Syria is different from Libya,” Abdol-
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A local resident stands at a flooded house in Krimsk, about 1,200 kilometers south of Moscow, Russia, Sunday,. The death toll from severe flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia has risen to at least 150.
Flood death toll tops 170 PUTIN ORDERS INVESTIGATION BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KRYMSK, Russia — Russia’s president moved quickly to address anger over the deaths of at least 171 people in severe flooding in the Black Sea region that turned streets into swirling muddy rivers and inundated thousands of homes as many residents were sleeping. Vladimir Putin, who was criticized in past years for a delayed or seemingly indifferent response to disasters, flew to the region in southern Russia committed to showing he was taking charge of the situation. He ordered the head of Russia’s investigative agency to establish whether enough had been done to warn people about the floods. Federal prosecutors also said they were investigating whether the population had been properly protected from “natural and technological catastrophes.” Russia has seen a series of natural and man-made disasters in recent years, many of them blamed on aging infrastructure or lax safety rules. Torrential rains dropped up to a foot of water in
less than 24 hours, which the state meteorological service said was five times the monthly average. The water rushed into the hard-hit town of Krymsk early Saturday with such speed and volume that residents said they suspected that water had been intentionally released from a reservoir in the mountains above. Local officials denied this, saying it was not technically possible to open the sluices. Federal investigators, however, acknowledged Sunday that water had been released naturally from the reservoir, but they insisted it did not cause the flooding and the dam had not been breached. They said the problem was the heavy and sudden rainfall. Krymsk received a total of 221 millimeters (almost nine inches) of rain overnight, but 50 millimeters (two inches) of that came in less than an hour late Friday, the meteorological service said. Many residents remained unconvinced, however. During an outdoor meeting with the regional governor, who tried to persuade them that the reservoir was not the source of the flooding, residents shouted that they did not believe him and repeatedly interrupted him. The governor then agreed to allow five
citizens and a journalist to fly over the dam in a helicopter. Putin had already sent his emergencies minister on an inspection mission, a further indication of the concern over the condition of the reservoir. Vladimir Puchkov later reported that he had flown over the dam and seen no evidence of any damage. Putin, however, did not meet with any residents affected by the floods, perhaps not willing to risk being the target of their anger. Workers and volunteers scrambled to distribute food, drinking water and clean clothes throughout Krymsk, since much of the city of 57,000 was without electricity and potable water. As the flood waters receded, residents tried to remove mud from their homes and salvage possessions. Even heavier rain fell in Gelendzhik, a popular seaside vacation spot about 200 kilometres (120 miles) up the coast from Sochi, where preparations are under way for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Novorossiisk, a major Black Sea port, also was affected. The Interior Ministry said Sunday that 171 bodies had been recovered, 159 of them in and around Krymsk and 10 in Gelendzhik, including five who were electrocuted after a transformer fell into the water. The majority of the dead were elderly who were unable to escape the sudden deluge. Residents of Krymsk described a wave of water that washed over the hoods of cars and inundated one-story homes. Some sought refuge on roofs and in trees. Viktor Nikolyuchiny said he and his wife were roused by their daughter, who lives a block away. “I came out and the water was already up to my waist,” he was quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying Sunday. “My wife has difficulty walking, and if not for our neighbour she would have drowned.” He said they waited out the storm at the neighbour’s home, which unlike theirs has a second story. Putin arrived Saturday evening and viewed the damage from the air. Television footage of Krymsk shot from Putin’s helicopter showed the city partially submerged in muddy water. The city stadium looked more like a lake. Across the Krasnodar region, more than 5,000 homes were flooded. Gov. Alexander Tkachev said during the meeting with Krymsk residents on Sunday that the first warnings of possible flooding came at 10 p.m. Friday, and the heaviest rainfall was from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday. Tkachev “Do you think my dears ... that we could have warned each of you? With what forces? That’s one. And two, would you have gotten up and left your homes,” Tkachev said during the confrontation, which was shown on NTV television. The city set off a siren at around 4:30 a.m., but the residents said they didn’t hear it.
Cooler air offers some relief from heat wave BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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