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More than 270 involved in cleanup effort ‘THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE, A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH FIRST-TIME JOBS HELPING TO PUT THIS BACK TO THE ORIGINAL STATE’ BY JESSICA JONES ADVOCATE STAFF A swarm of workers hustle and bustle along the Red Deer River shoreline to clean up oil residue as fall approaches. Over the past two weeks, 270 workers from approximately 20 different companies have been working at various sites along the Red Deer River. They are trying to clean up the mess that resulted when 3,000 barrels (475,000 litres) of light sour crude oil was released from a Plains Midstream Canada pipeline about one km north of Sundre earlier in June, said Mountain View County Councillor Paddy Munro. “The workers along the river bank, you can tell they are just people working at a job and trying to do the best they can,” he said. While some local businesses have been hurt by the spill, there also have been short-term economic spinoffs for other local people and businesses in the area. Marty Butts, who grew up in the area, said he can see both sides of the equation. He feels for the landowners and businesses that have suffered from the spill, but also says that Plains Midstream Canada has spent a lot of money contracting out services needed for the cleanup. “Some businesses benefited hugely and others have lost hugely,” he said. “But there are a lot of people out there, a lot of young people with first-time jobs helping to put this back to the original state.” Butts is one of many workers who decided to help with the cleanup in what he calls, his “backyard.” He said Plains was short on boat operators and he has been shuttling crews and equipment to sites along the river since the spill. “Being from the area, and knowing the river and owning a jet boat, I stepped up.” He said his employer, Husky Energy, allowed him to take a month off closer to the time of the spill to donate time for the cleanup. More recently, he lends a hand on the river on his days off. In an information update, Plains reports that the workers continue to maintain the integrity of the booms on the reservoir, cut and bag oily vegetation, pick up shoreline debris, flush log jams, replace absorbent pads and hand wash rocks. Helicopters are also being used to remove the debris collected by the workers. Over one week, 200 bags of debris were removed from the shoreline and approximately 210,740 work-hours have supported the response and cleanup.
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Heavy equipment and personnel continue to work at the site of a Plains Midstream Canada oil spill on the Red Deer River downstream from the Town of Sundre this week. The pipeline that runs under the Red Deer River spilled about 3,000 barrels (475,000 litres) of light sour crude oil into the river on June 7. The Advocate contacted Plains Midstream Canada on Tuesday and Wednesday for comment about its work and was ultimately told that a spokesperson wouldn’t be available until next week. Local oilfield construction companies have also been working at the pipeline release site. A segment of the pipe has been removed from the west side of the river and has been signed over to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, the Plains update states. “They drew from a lot of companies,” Butts said. “They are doing a heck of a job and are not cutting any corners from what I can see.” Contact was made with Tervita Environmental Services and Waste Management, an environmental and energy services company working on site, but the Advocate was later told by Tervita communications personnel that Plains Midstream Canada would like all further media inquiries to go through them. Also contributing to the frenzy along the shoreline, of course, is the presence of regulatory agencies such as Alberta Environment and the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). According to Plains’ update, cleanup has been completed at approximately half of the river sites and it will work with Alberta Environment to ensure environmental standards.
Jessica Potter, spokesperson for Alberta Environment, said the agency will complete the assessments of about a dozen cleanup sites this week. She said the assessments are site-specific. “That could mean no visible sheen, no viscus oil on debris and in the river,” she said. The sites are taken case-by-case because sometimes the impact of removing oil in areas could be worse for the environment than leaving it to biodegrade, she said. Alberta Environment officials hope to have all the sites they have established inspected before fall freeze up. Meanwhile, the ERCB is monitoring waste removal and the removal of the 46-year-old pipe. Whether it be from multiple companies contributing with cleanup and pipe removal, or regulatory agencies with different approaches and standards, the undertaking is massive. And this shows that a spill of this kind just can’t happen again, said Mountain View County reeve Bruce Beattie. “This activity is pretty significant,” he said. Plains estimated in an Aug. 9 Plains All American quarterly report that it will spend upwards of $53 million with cleanup and remediation. firstname.lastname@example.org
More contamination revealed at spill site near Red Deer BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF
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Workers with the aid of a trackhoe clean up contaminated soil from a pipeline spill just north of Township Road 38-4 and west of Freedom Road in the Joffre area Thursday.
Contaminated water that flooded a canola field east of Red Deer after a pipeline leak was found to have more salt content than originally reported. Greg Moffatt, Penn West Exploration’s manager of government and industry relations, said he was initially provided with information that inaccurately put the water’s salt level at 1,500 to 2,000 parts per million. Moffatt later received results from tests done on water inside the pipeline in early August that showed a salinity of 3,200 parts per million, “which is more chloride than we originally thought.” This higher salt content jived with field testing completed this week on the spilled water from the Penn West pipeline. Moffatt said the latest results also showed very low traces of hydrocarbons in the water that was pulled up from the ground along with oil, then
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separated and piped for disposal. The higher salt level is a concern, said Darin Barter, spokesman for the Energy Resources Conservation Board. “That goes in line with what I previously said, which is that production water is something you don’t want to have outside of a pipeline.” According to Alberta Environment spokesperson Jessica Potter, there’s no provincial standard for when salty water becomes an environmental hazard. The goal is to always clean up a spill as quickly as possible and remediate the soil to its original condition, she said. Alberta Environment is following the progress of the Penn West pipeline cleanup through information provided by investigators with the Energy Resources Conservation Board. The department intends to get more involved at the soil remediation stage, said Potter. The cleanup began late on Tuesday after an estimated 300,000 litres of contaminated water leaked from the Calgary-based company’s pipe-
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line onto farmland about 10 km east of Red Deer, near Joffre. Penn West intends to compensate the farmer who owns the canola field for lost production. No timeline has been established for when the soil can be remediated, but Moffatt said the farmer will receive compensation for as long as crops can’t be grown on the site. Cleanup crews were still working at the site on Friday. Moffatt said the spill’s 6,000-square-metre surface area had been contained with berms. Contractors had also dug some holes in low-lying areas to channel the remaining water into pools so vacuum trucks could pick up as much as possible. And soil samples were being collected for testing. Moffatt said the cause of the pipeline leak could become known as early as this weekend. He said digging will be started to expose the pipeline as soon as remaining water is cleaned up by vacuum trucks. This could happen by today. email@example.com
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A con man who bilked a string of Central Alberta companies out of thousands of dollars worth of equipment and supplies was sentenced to nearly three years in prison. Nathan Weir, 34, pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Friday to about a dozen fraud- and stolen property-related charges, impaired driving and nine counts of failing to appear. Crown prosecutor Maurice Collard described Weir as a professional con artist who scammed area small businesses. Collard called for a three-year sentence, noting that Weir had been sentenced to two years in 2004 for a smaller number of the same kinds of frauds. “He can’t stop stealing from Central Alberta,” he said. The court heard Weir typically took advantage of companies by using false invoices and assumed identities to purchase expensive equipment, such as oilfield valves and industrial cleaning equipment. Companies often had no idea they had been cheated until they went to collect their cash and discovered the companies that supposedly bought the equipment had no record of the purchases or the supposed employee who did the buying. In other fraudulent deals, Weir forged a relative’s name on a loan to buy a truck. It only came to light when he began missing payments. He also forged ownership documents to sell a trailer. The scams occurred between December 2008 and July 2010 and in-
volved businesses in several Central Alberta communities including Red Deer, Rimbey, Ponoka and Sundre. Some businesses were out thousands of dollars worth of equipment, including one that was bilked out of nearly $11,000 worth of material. The impaired driving charged was laid when a “highly agitated” Weir was arrested after he ran into a horse trailer being pulled by another vehicle near Eckville in April 2009. A small amount of cocaine and a crack pipe was found inside his vehicle. Defence lawyer Lorne Goddard said at the time of the offences Weir was struggling with a cocaine addiction. Goddard suggested a two-year sentence. After charges were laid, Weir took bad advice and fled to B.C., where he found a job managing a company’s office in Merritt, said his lawyer. He did that for 18 months before turning himself into police there earlier this year after RCMP from Alberta reached him on his cellphone. Goddard said after leaving Alberta, the married father-of-three turned his life around. Judge Gordon Deck gave Weir credit for time served in jail leaving him with 27 months left to serve in prison. firstname.lastname@example.org
MacKenzie says the Crown would not be able to persuasively argue that the sentence handed to Robinson last month was unfit because the judge considered factors such as the exMountie’s deliberate and calculated misconduct and his position of public trust. Robinson is currently serving a month of house arrest for his role in the October 2008 death of Orion Hutchinson. After the crash, Robinson went home and downed two shots of vodka and later said he’d tried to calm his nerves but a judge found he’d attempted to mask the effects of alcohol he’d consumed earlier that night.
BRIEF Deputy premier leads U.S. Democrats on oilsands tour FORT MCMURRAY — Alberta’s deputy premier is leading a tour of U.S. politicians through the oilsands. Thomas Lukaszuk showed several Democratic congressmen a number of plants around Fort McMurray on Friday. Assistant Democratic Leader of the House, Rep. Jim Clyburn from South Carolina, is leading the delegation. He brought two Texans with him -- Rep. Sylvestre Reyes from and Rep. Gene Green. Green is the Democrats’ ranking member on the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
Woman dies in hospital after falling from light rail station EDMONTON — A visually-impaired woman has died after falling from a platform at an Edmonton light rail transit station. Zaidee Jenson, 29, died of her injuries Friday in hospital. No trains were at the station at the time she fell. Edmonton Transit officials are investigating what happened Wednesday afternoon before she fell at the University of Albert LRT station. The mother of two was with a friend but did not have a cane or a service dog when she fell on her way home from work. Edmonton Transit is reviewing a video of the station platform.
Crown won’t appeal ex-Mountie’s sentence in fatal motorcycle crash case VICTORIA — The Crown will not appeal the sentence of a former Mountie convicted of obstructing the investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash in Delta, B.C., nearly four years ago. Spokesman Neil MacKenzie says that although the Crown asked for three to nine months of jail time for Monty Robinson, it can’t identify any error in law that would justify an appeal of the one-year conditional sentence.
Crown says former Winnipeg cop who assaulted would-be models deserves 5 years WINNIPEG — A Manitoba prosecutor says a former police officer convicted of sexually assaulting women and girls should get five years in jail. Marty Minuk told the sentencing hearing for Richard Dow, 58, on Friday that the former Winnipeg officer had a position of trust, and that he violated that position. Dow pleaded guilty in May to 11 counts of sexual assault and one charge of simple assault involving a modelling business he ran while he was a police officer. The victims ranged in age from 17 to 23 and most were assaulted at photo shoots at Dow’s home. Dow’s lawyers have asked for a conditional sentence, but some of Dow’s victims have said that would be a slap in the face to them. The judge has reserved his decision until Sept. 13.
B.C. disabled woman wants officer disciplined VANCOUVER — A disabled woman who was shoved to the ground by a Vancouver police officer two years ago says she would like to see Const. Taylor Robinson disciplined at a public hearing. Sandy Davidsen, who has cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, says since the incident was caught on camera and viewed by tens of thousands of people, the public should get a chance to see how Robinson gets disciplined for his actions. The 29-year-old’s comments Friday come just days after the police complaint commissioner said the one-day suspension handed to Robinson is not a tough enough punishment.
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Alberta peace officers march in a regimental memorial parade to honour peace officer Rod Lazenby in High River Friday. Lazenby, a former Mountie, was killed in the line of duty on Friday, August 10, 2012 near Priddis.
Officers honour one of their own HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A slain Alberta peace officer was remembered Friday as a brilliant undercover Mountie who once bunked with child killer Clifford Olson and went after dangerous drug dealers on Vancouver’s skid row. Rod Lazenby, a 62-year-old retired RCMP officer, was responsible for enforcing bylaws in the Municipal District of Foothills. He died Aug. 10 after going to a property southwest of Calgary to investigate a dog complaint. Retired RCMP Sgt. Major Hugh Stewart told a memorial service in High River that Lazenby joined the drug squad after he served as a military policeman. He was quickly recruited to go undercover to target heroin traffickers in Vancouver. “I don’t care where you go. I don’t care where you’ve been — that’s the meanest street in the world,” said Stewart. “The man had courage that was beyond belief. You can look at ”The Bourne Conspiracy“ and all the movie actors in the world and if they screw it up they get to do a remake,” he said. “If an undercover officer like Rod Lazenby screwed it up, he was dead,” he added. Another high-profile assignment had him sharing a cell with Olson after his arrest in 1981. More than 700 police officers and emergency per-
sonnel from across the country marched in a twoblock-long parade to honour Lazenby, whose boots and uniform were laid atop a riderless horse. Bagpipes skirled in the background. A few hundred others joined the crowed for the service at the Highwood Memorial Centre. Inside, a display featured several photos, some of a younger Lazenby standing in his RCMP uniform. The details of his death have not been officially disclosed. But Mounties have said that following his visit to the dog property he was dropped off at a Calgary police station in “medical distress.” He died later that day in hospital. The man who lived on the property, 46-year-old Trevor Kloschinsky, has been charged with firstdegree murder. Lazenby’s death has ignited a debate about whether peace officers should be allowed to carry guns. Alberta Solicitor General Jonathan Denis, who attended the memorial, has indicated his department is reviewing its policies for peace officers, including whether they should work in pairs and be allowed to carry side arms. The killing is believed to be the first death of a peace officer in the province. “This is a tough situation for all of us. This is a first-time event for all of the community peace officers in the province,” said RCMP Const. Mike Young, who travelled from Swift Current, Sask., to pay his respects.
Elite special forces get public debut in military’s Operation Nanook CHURCHILL, Man. — The country’s most elite and secretive fighters dropped down from a helicopter and into the public spotlight Friday for the first time in the history of Canada’s special forces. About 30 Joint Task Force 2 operators were the key actors in what was billed as the most complex scenario ever run by the military during the annual summer exercises. It marked a coming-out-party of sorts for JTF-2, which is rarely talked about in public and even more infrequently witnessed plying its trade. Its work on counter-terrorism operations at home and in places like Afghanistan is often praised but never publicly acknowledged. “They’re not in the public eye . . . and they will probably never will be for a number of operational security reasons,” said Brig-Gen. Denis Thompson, commander of Canadian Special Operations Forces. “But it’s important for them to be seen to be contributing to Canada’s overall defence because a lot of what we do is in the shadows.” The operation began under cloudy skies in Hudson Bay, as a so-called “vessel of interest” — in reality, an oil-and-gas exploration ship from Cape Breton — steamed towards Churchill. On one side, the hulking HMCS St. John’s stood guard, while on the other lurked the Coast Guard Ship Pierre Radisson. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Defence Minister Peter MacKay stood on the vessel’s deck, looking out over the horizon. From around the Coast Guard ship roared three inflatable boats, each packed with rifletoting soldiers all clad in black. As they clambered on board the ship, Griffon helicopters suddenly appeared overhead, disgorging about a dozen additional soldiers — some of whom struggled briefly to gain their footing on the ship’s slick deck. The soldiers moved decisively and silently to secure the ship before one strolled over to Harper to inform him the
initial task was complete. “Good job,” Harper said. Op Nanook is conducting two separate operations at the same time this year — one involving a boat collision in the Western Arctic and the one Harper observed near Churchill, Man. — involving some 1,250 people from the military as well as other public security agencies. Harper watches some of the operation every year and decided to witness the one near Churchill, for which JTF-2 was already scheduled. Since he travels with a full media contingent, an opportunity for the force’s first-ever official close-up was born. Thompson called JTF-2’s public appearance Friday both a natural evolution and an important signal. “At the end of the day, all of National Defence is about deterrence and reassurance, and so we took this opportunity to use Operation Nanook to demonstrate CANSOF capability as a deterrent and reassurance piece,” Thompson said. “Deterring those who would do harm to us and reassuring the Canadian public.” The scenario in which the unit operated Friday could have been ripped from the pages of a political playbook. The maritime counter-terrorism unit was given intelligence that a potential illegal immigrant who posed a danger to national security was on board an otherwise innocuous ecotourism boat.
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He said Lazenby’s death hits close to home because he worked as a peace officer in the nearby Municipal District of Rockyview before becoming a Mountie. Lazenby was a Mountie for 35 years before he retired in 2006. He then started working for the Foothills district. Friend and co-worker Geoff Carpenter, the protective services co-ordinator for the Municipal District of Foothills, said he received calls, letters, emails and texts from across Canada and even the United States after the killing. He said everyone is still in shock. Carpenter said Lazenby chose to move to High River after his retirement from the RCMP to be closer to his daughter and her children. He said Lazenby was a family-oriented man who kept physically active. He played hockey and competed as a swimmer in the senior games. Meghan McLean told the service she will remember her father as a loving man with a great sense of humour. “’See you later dad — love you’ was the last thing I said to my dad the day before he was suddenly and tragically taken from us — from me,” McLean said softly. “He was a father who was a hero to his little girl and an irreplaceable friend and confidant to his grown daughter.”
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RCMP has green light to use torture info BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Conservative government has quietly given Canada’s national police force and the federal border agency the authority to use and share information that was likely extracted through torture. Newly disclosed records show Public Safety Minister Vic Toews issued the directives to the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency shortly after giving similar orders to Canada’s spy service. The government directives state that protection of life and property are the chief considerations when deciding on the use of information that may have been derived from torture. They also outline instructions for deciding whether to share information when there is a “substantial risk” that doing so might result in someone in custody being abused. As key members of Canada’s security apparatus, both the RCMP and border services agency have frequent and extensive dealings with foreign counterparts. The directives are almost identical to one Toews sent last summer to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service — instructions that were roundly criticized by human rights advocates and opposition MPs as a violation of Canada’s international obligations to prevent the brutalization of prisoners. Each of the directives is based on a framework document — classified secret until now — that indicates the information-sharing principles apply to all
federal agencies. “The objective is to establish a coherent and consistent approach across the government of Canada in deciding whether or not to send information to, or solicit information from, a foreign entity when doing so may give rise to substantial risk of mistreatment of an individual,” says the four-page framework. Copies of the overarching principles and the Sept. 9, 2011, directives to the RCMP and border services agency were released to The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. They emerge almost six years after a federal commission of inquiry into the case of Ottawa telecommunications engineer Maher Arar recommended that information never be provided to a foreign country where there is a credible risk that it will cause or contribute to the use of torture. Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian, was detained in New York in September 2002 and deported soon after by U.S. authorities — winding up in a vile Damascus prison cell. Under torture, he gave false confessions to Syrian military intelligence officers about involvement with al-Qaida. Justice Dennis O’Connor concluded that faulty information the RCMP passed to the United States very likely led to the Ottawa engineer’s year-long ordeal. A subsequent inquiry headed by former Supreme Court judge Frank Iacobucci into the imprisonment of three other Arab-Canadian men during the same post-9-11 period found Canadian officials had a hand in the torture of Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad El Maati and Muayyed Nureddin in Syria through the sharing
of information with foreign intelligence and police agencies. In the case of Almalki, Canadian officials provided questions to Syrian military intelligence. False confessions El Maati made under torture — including a fictitious plan to attack the Parliament buildings — were used to obtain search warrants in Canada. As with the directive to CSIS, the instructions from Toews to the RCMP and border agency apply to information sharing with foreign government agencies, militaries and international organizations. They say Canada “does not condone the use of torture” and is party to international agreements that prohibit torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment. The directives add that “terrorism is the top national security priority” of the government and it is essential that the RCMP and border agency maintain strong relationships with foreign entities and share information with them, as well as with domestic agencies. They say that in “exceptional circumstances” the RCMP or border agency “may need to share the most complete information in its possession,” including information foreign agencies likely obtained through torture, “in order to mitigate a serious risk of loss of life, injury, or substantial damage or destruction of property before it materializes.” “In such rare circumstances, ignoring such information solely because of its source would represent an unacceptable risk to public safety.”
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Karissa Campbell, 10, left, and Kirsten Desjardin, 17, laugh and enjoy the water at Sylvan Lake Friday. With winds gusting and cooler than normal temperatures, the two along with some more siblings were the only ones daring enough to take a dip in the lake.
Woman charged with disturbance on plane in Saskatoon is senator’s wife SASKATOON — A woman charged with causing a disturbance on a flight to Saskatoon was allegedly arguing with her husband, who is a Canadian senator. Maygan Sensenberger, 23, was in court in Saskatoon on Friday, after allegedly threatening passengers, swearing, and arguing with her husband, Rod Zimmer, 69. Court records show the disturbance happened on Air Canada Flight 8597, which originated in Halifax, stopped in Ottawa and then went on to Saskatoon. “It’s our understanding that throughout the flight, there was a verbal argument taking place of a domestic nature,” said Alyson Edwards, spokesperson with the Saskatoon Police Service.
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RAWDON, Que. — A recently married bride wanted to be photographed one more time in her wedding dress. The photo shoot on Friday wound up killing her. A Montreal-area woman, married just under three months ago, dipped her toes into a river northeast of the city near the town of Rawdon. The water wasn’t particularly deep or turbulent. But it began to seep into the dress, making it heavy. Eventually, the 30-year-old woman slipped from the rocks and was carried away by the Ouareau River. “The photographer put down his equipment and tried to save her. He grabbed her with his hands,” said provincial police spokesman, Sgt. Ronald McInnis. “(One witness) tried to help, but they couldn’t save her. “The dress was too heavy.” Two police officers arrived on the scene, took off their uniforms and jumped into the water to find her, McInnis said. He said the woman had been carried toward a more stagnant pool of water and disappeared there. Eventually an avid scuba diver, who had heard the news about the accident, arrived with his gear. He quickly found the woman’s body. “She had sunk to the bottom,” McInnis said. The Laval, Que., woman had been married June 9. Police initially reported that the woman was on the verge of being married, and that the accident had occurred nearby at the better-known and notoriously hazardous Dorwin Falls. In fact, police explained later, the scene of the tragedy was not especially dangerous. “There’s not a very strong current there, and not much water,” McInnis said. “Her dress became full of water. It became too heavy.”
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VANCOUVER — Britsh Columbia nurses are raising concerns about new regulations requiring healthcare workers to either get the flu shot or wear masks during flu season, describing the policy — the first of its kind in Canada — as “punitive.” The province’s health officer announced the policy this week, arguing low vaccination rates among health professionals are putting patients at risk. But the B.C. Nurses’ Union says the government should instead focus on educating health-care workers on the benefits of vaccines while keeping the vaccines voluntary. “We would really like to see a provincewide strategy that includes a number of different things, and not a mandatory vaccine as their No. 1 approach,” Margaret Dhillon, executive councillor for the union, said in an interview Friday. Dhillon said the rule was “punitive,” threatening to discipline workers who don’t get vaccinated or agree to wearing a surgical mask for months at a time. She said the union plans to meet with employers and a chief medical officer on Monday to raise the concerns and to hear more about the rationale for the new rules. The new policy is expected to be in place for the coming flu season, which typically runs from late November or early December until the end of March. It will apply to all health-care workers — including doctors, nurses, administrative staff and medical students — who come into contact with patients. B.C. will be the first province in Canada to implement such a policy, though several jurisdictions in the United States have already done so. In introducing the policy, provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall pointed to low vaccination rates among health-care workers, which a news release said were less than 50 per cent. Dhillon said there are many reasons for the low vaccination rate, including skepticism among some workers that the vaccines are safe and effective. Dhillon also wants to see research on how effective surgical masks are in preventing infection. Even if they are, Dhillon said it’s not ideal to work wearing a mask.
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U.S. political system broken CORPORATE POWER, CAMPAIGN DONATIONS HAVE SAVAGELY CORRUPTED SENATE, CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS This week, I went to a Will Ferrell his handler’s script and speaks his own film — The Candidate — and came demented mind. away equally amused and embarrassed Akin would not explain what he by some of his crude stunts. meant by the phrase “legitimate rape” I also left with a sense that the mov- or name the physicians who alerted ie struck a resonant chord about the him to this female attribute. dark and ugly core of American poliBut the political intent was clear: he tics today. unalterably opposes aborIt’s driven by huge tions and especially obamounts of corporate monjects when federal money is ey. Many patrons supplying spent to procure them. that loot are not fundamenWomen who are raped tally interested in what’s qualify for paid abortions. best for America. At some level, Akin must They want — and buy — have believed he could socandidates who will pass lidify his anti-abortion crelegislation that’s good for dentials and draw votes them personally and for away from his Democratic their powerful corporate opponent with this ludipals. crous, unscripted stateFerrell plays a crude but ment. JOE charismatic congressman When his comments beMCLAUGHLIN who has won successive came an international news elections by promising votstory, Akin climbed down ers all manner of goodies. without ever properly exThen he goes to Washplaining or justifying his reington and totally ignores them, while marks. doing the bidding of his political payHe simply said he had “misspoken.” masters. It’s a meaningless, catch-all politiUntil the next election, that is, when cal word, crafted by handlers to elicit he makes more promises that he has forgiveness without addressing the no intention of keeping. substance or consequences of offenFerrell’s character, Cam Brady, says sive remarks. things that are patently ridiculous. Akin’s sole intent was to put an unHe takes positions that are wholly explainable gaffe behind him. insincere, but uses them because he Missouri Democrats will work hard thinks they will get him re-elected. to keep that from happening. Campaign lines are fed to him by From here, it’s hard to understand a bright but equally corrupt political how any woman would vote for Akin handler. now, or any father of daughters either. Between laughing and cringing Some will, no doubt, and money will about Ferrell’s crude antics, I could play a big part in how this race unnot watch The Candidate without think- folds. ing about candidate Todd Akin. Polls this week show Akin now trailHe’s the Missouri Republican con- ing incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire gressman who is now seeking a Senate McCaskill by 10 points. seat in November. The Republicans have extremely Akin is a staunch anti-abortionist deep campaign pockets to bridge that who got into a huge pot of hot water gap. this week by suggesting that women Business interests line up to supwho are raped rarely get pregnant. port them, assisted enormously by a “From what I understand from doc- U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2010. tors, if it’s a legitimate rape, the feThe high court ruled in the Citizen’s male body has ways to try to shut that United case that corporations are also down,” Akin said. people and corporate election spendHis unspoken inference was that if ing is free speech. a woman became pregnant, she was As a result, organizations called Sunot raped. perPacs have been created to funnel “Legitimate rape” is the kind of massive sums to select candidates outphrase Ferrell’s character might have side the rules that govern normal camsaid in The Candidate when he goes off paign spending.
This year, an estimated $1 billion will be funneled through SuperPacs to influence the outcome of the fall elections. The Republicans, steady defenders of big business, have been far more successful in raising SuperPac money than Democrats. In Texas, for example, Republicans are so entrenched in power and flush with cash that they can campaign at half speed. Texas Republican insiders and volunteers are now being dispatched to other states, like Missouri, where races are still in doubt, weeks before the Nov. 6 vote. Let’s hope they are not yet powerful
enough to drive the likes of Akin into the U.S. Senate. The grim political truth underlying Ferrell’s fictitious character however, suggests America is perilously close to that dread fate. The Candidate, in Hollywood tradition, closes on an optimistic note, with Ferrell’s character seeing the error of his past ways and honestly resolving to serve the interests of his constituents. Washington insiders and political bagmen will surely bust their guts laughing at that one. Joe McLaughlin is the retired former managing editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
Julian Assange, political martyr? Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is not well served by some of his supporters. When he appeared on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been holed up for the past two months to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning about allegations of sexual assault, he wisely said nothing about those claims — but some of his friends did. George Galloway, the British member of Parliament who founded the Respect Party, shares Assange’s suspicion that the whole affair was a “set-up” to get him to Sweden, from which he would be extradited to the United States to face trial for “espionage” for placing a quarter-million U.S. diplomatic cables on the Internet. That was what Assange talked about on the GWYNNE balcony last Sunday — but DYER Galloway could not resist the opportunity to talk about sex. Galloway never misses a chance to put himself in the public eye, so he released a podcast on Monday saying that Assange was only guilty of “bad sexual etiquette.” Thanks, George. The last thing Assange needed was for public attention to be distracted from his claim that the U.S. was plotting to seize and jail him and diverted instead to the details of the alleged sexual assaults. Some of those details are indeed peculiar. The two Swedish women each said that she had consensual sex with Assange, but was asleep or “half-asleep” when he initiated sex again. The real issue in both cases was apparently his failure to use a condom on the second occasion, but neither woman claimed rape. Indeed, one of them threw a party in Assange’s honour the following evening, and asked him to stay in her room again afterwards. Worried about the condom issue, they subsequently asked him to take an STD test, and went to the police when he refused. The Swedish police issued an arrest warrant for him on Aug. 20, 2010, but one of Stockholm’s chief prosecutors, Eva Finne, cancelled it the following day, telling the press: “I don’t think there is reason to suspect that he has committed rape.” Ten days passed before her decision was overturned by another chief prosecutor, who issued a European arrest warrant for Assange (who was in London by then) demanding that he be sent to Swe-
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den for questioning. The British police arrested him in February 2011 and he spent the next 16 months on bail, fighting extradition. When his last appeal was denied in June, he jumped bail and took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy. But why doesn’t he just answer the Swedish police’s questions? They haven’t even charged him with anything at this point. His answer is that he’d be happy to talk to them in London, but that if he goes to Sweden the United States will lay charges against him (it hasn’t done so yet) and demand his extradition. Even if he is never charged with rape or some lesser offence by Sweden, he would then face decades in an American prison. Again, there is something peculiar about how the British and Swedish governments are playing this. Sweden has sent prosecutors abroad to interview people suspected of serious crimes before, precisely to determine whether it should lay official charges against them. This time, it won’t do that. And neither government will state that it will not let Assange be passed on to the Americans, although he says he would go to Stockholm if they did. So is there really an American plot to whisk Assange away and lock him up for good? There’s no question that many senior American officials would like to do exactly that. Vice-President Joe Biden called him a “high-tech terrorist,” and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described his action as “an attack on the international community.” Great powers are always vindictive towards those who reveal their dirty secrets. However, the official American outrage that prompted those comments was triggered by Assange’s big document dump in November 2010. The incidents in Stockholm and the Swedish request for his extradition happened before that. There is also the question of why it would be easier for the U.S. government to extradite Assange from Sweden than from the United Kingdom, assuming that it eventually does indict him? There is a serious question as to whether U.S. laws on treason, espionage, etc., can be applied to a foreign citizen who has never lived there. More importantly, London and Stockholm would both be deeply reluctant to hand Assange over to the tender mercies of the American justice system. They would face a huge outcry from their own citizens, most of whom think that WikiLeaks is a useful check on the untrammelled exercise of American power in the world: the domestic political price
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures as he appears at a window of Ecuadorian Embassy in central London this week. Why is he still seeking asylum? would be too great. Indeed, the remarkable absence of a U.S. indictment and a subsequent demand for extradition after all this time suggests that Washington knows there would be no point. So there probably isn’t a U.S. plot to grab Assange. There probably wasn’t a rape either, but that’s for the Swedish courts to decide. Assange should allow them to get on with it. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.
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We need a real energy policy WHAT WE HAVE IS A STRATEGY TO PROMOTE OIL PRODUCTION, NO MATTER WHAT In presenting his latest report on greenhouse gas emissions, Environment Minister Peter Kent boasted of what he called “our government’s leadership,” claiming that Canada’s reductions were “the result of the Harper government’s realistic, sector by sector approach to greenhouse gas regulations that is reducing emissions, while continuing to create jobs and encouraging economic growth.” This is nonsense. The Harper government has shown a serious absence of leadership. Even its boast of adopting U.S. fuel efficienDAVID cy standards for motor vehiCRANE cles is a stretch since the auto industry’s move to more fuelefficient vehicles in the U.S. means the same vehicles will be sold in Canada. More importantly, the lion’s share of emission reductions in Canada so far are due to provincial policies — such as Ontario’s elimination of coal-fired electricity generation plants and aggressive shift to renewables such as solar and wind power, B.C.’s carbon tax, Quebec’s carbon levy and cap-and-trade, and provincial changes in building codes. A franker message on Canada’s climate change efforts was issued by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy in June, when it concluded, in a lengthy report, that “despite making progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Canada is not on track to achieving the federal government’s 2020 reduction target of 17 per cent below
2005 levels.” Moreover, it warned, “Canada will not achieve its 2020 GHG emission reduction targets unless significant new, additional measures are taken. More will have to be done. No other conclusion is possible.” The Harper government’s approach has been to shut the National Round Table down. Canada’s commitment is to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions from 740 megatonnes a year in 2005 to 607 megatonnes by 2020, a 17 per cent reduction from the 2005 level. The level was 692 megatonnes in 2010. But based on existing policies, with rising oilsands production and economic growth, emissions in 2020 will climb to 720 megatonnes, leaving a huge gap in meeting the 2020 emissions target. The biggest challenge is in the oil and gas sector. Kent has said the government will come up with a plan for the oil and gas industry, but time is running out if it is to have any effect. As Environment Canada’s own emissions reduction report makes clear, the oil and gas industry is adding significantly to Canada’s emissions at the same time that the rest of the economy is stabilizing and reducing emissions. The emissions report forecasts that gross oilsands production, for example, will increase from 1.1 million barrels a day in 2005 and 1.6 million in 2010 to 3.3 million by 2020. Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board sees production of 3.7 million barrels by 2021. Absent government action, oilsands emissions would grow from 32 megatonnes in 2005 and 48 megatonnes in 2010 to 104 megatonnes in 2020. The Harper government’s problem is that it is committed to a rapid rate of expansion in the oilsands while at the same time claiming it will meet its climate change goals.
But of the two, oilsands expansion has a higher priority. While there is much federal — and provincial — discussion of a national energy strategy, stripped to its essence it is really a strategy to promote oil production. The main federal contribution so far has been to ease the regulatory process for oil and other resource companies seeking to push through projects, vociferously promote the Northern Gateway Pipeline to take oilsands oil to the B.C. coast for export and continue lobbying for U.S. approval of the Keystone Pipeline to take oilsands oil to Texas. There is even talk of taking oilsands oil to Canada’s East Coast, presumably with a hefty taxpayer subsidy. But a serious national energy strategy consistent with addressing climate change would make Canada a low carbon economy. This would not rule out oilsands development but would impose much tougher environmental standards while at the same time using a carbon tax or other approach to encourage Canadians to pursue low carbon alternatives and invest more in energy conservation and efficiency while creating an environment for innovative entrepreneurs to develop new technologies (including better technologies for mining the oilsands). As the National Roundtable argued in June, “a national target needs a concerted national policy behind it.” That is something we still lack today because the government would sooner sell oil than deal with climate change. Welcome to the Saudi Arabia of North America. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paraprodokians have landed I seem to hold an abnormal degree of fascination with odd words and amusing amusements. Always have. Like “furtling,” which was thoroughly discussed last time we met on these pages. Well if you thought Furtling was not only a slightly disconcerting, weirdly odd pastime but a really cool word, then get HARLEY a load of this HAY week’s discovery: “paraprodokians.” Sounds like an alien race of highly intelligent, super-evolved space beings from the planet Paraprodokian, or perhaps a microbial nano-particle that stimulates prodokian cells in the body’s immune system? Or maybe it’s a rich family famous only for being famous on account of their really bad ‘reality’ TV show. “Don’t miss this week’s episode — The Kardashians and the Paraprodokians argue about whose lap dog is wearing the most expensive collar!” Or not. Not, as it turns out. As many of you already know, on account of paraprodokians have lately been flying around the Internet on swift cyber wings and landing in almost everyone’s email Inboxes (thanks Theresa!), paraprodokians are, in fact, something not nearly as exotic as you might think. I quote: “Paraprodokians are figures of speech in which the latter patter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected. Frequently humorous, they are often used by comedians and satirists.” In my world, which seems to contain an awful lot of words, any combination of an excellent unusual word plus frequent humour adds up to something worth wasting some time on. So to save you time running to the nearest computer, iPad or smartphone so that you can waste more time, let me waste if for you. Let me introduce you to, or refresh your memory, or bore you to tears (whatever the case may be) by scratching the surface of sarcasm in the cleverly cynical world of paraprodokians.
Here are a couple of good examples: ● “Where there’s a will, there are relatives.” ● “Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.” ● “I didn’t say it was your fault; I said I was blaming you.” You see? And there are lots of paraprodokians that you’ve probably heard many times, and didn’t realize you were sniggering to something as highfalutin as a paraprodokian. How about: “A clear conscience is a sign of a bad memory.” Or: “You’re never too old to learn something stupid.” Or the classics: “Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.” And “Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.” Many of us have heard those and the really fun thing is most paraprodokian phrases are surprisingly true. Like most humour, a big part of the “haha” is the “aha!” “Paraprodokians” — from the Greek “para” meaning “two of,” “pro” meaning “expert in something like golf or tennis” and “dokian” meaning “laughing at dumb jokes,” are loved by celebrated comedians and satirists because they contain the setup and the punchline in one convenient sentence. Check out these zingers from famous funsters: Groucho Marx: ● “I’ve had a perfectly lovely evening, but this wasn’t it.” ● “In the morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas; how he got into my pajamas, I don’t know.” Oscar Wilde: ● “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” Homer Simpson: ● “If I could just say a few words … I’d be a better public speaker.” Stephen Colbert: ● “If I’m reading this graph correctly … I’d be very surprised.” Will Rogers: ● “A fool and his money are soon elected.” (And Will Rogers never even met Mitt Romney!) Even the Henny Youngman classic groaner is a golden example of a perfect rim-shot paraprodokian: “Take my wife — please!” (ba-dump dum). Winston Churchill, known almost as much for his sharp and deadly quipmeister talents as he was for his cigars and his quintessentially British bulldog prime ministership, was said to “love” paraprodokians. They seemed to come to him naturally, especially when it involved his favourite
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things, like arguing and politics. Some Churchill gems include: ● “He is a modest man who has a lot to be modest about.” ● “There but for the grace of God — goes God.” ● “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried everything else.” ● “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried.” And although this one isn’t directly attributable to Churchill, I can certainly hear him saying this definitive paraprodokian as the Second World War swirled around him like an attack of angry bees: “War does not determine who is right — only who is left.” Aside from meaningful political paraprodokians, there are also ones that shine a revealing light on the roller-coaster journey that is our every day lives: ● “The TV evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening,’ and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.” ● “A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.” ● “A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it.” ● “I thought I wanted a career; it turns out I just want the paycheques.” Or what about the natural world we live in and seem to do our best to mess up? ● “How is it that one careless match
can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?” ● “Dolphins are so smart that, within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.” And there are the cheeky ones: ● “You do not need a parachute to skydive; you only need a parachute to skydive twice.” ● “If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.” ● “If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.” (Dorothy Parker) ● “The last thing I want to do is upset you, but it’s still on the list.” And finally there are even paraprodokians that seem to refer directly to yours truly: ● “I used to be indecisive; now I’m not so sure.” ● And, of course, “I never really grew up, I only learned how to act in public.” So, I hope you enjoy a paraprodokian or two whenever you happen to need one, and in closing I’d like to pass on a bit of sage paraprodokianistic advice: “Always borrow money from a pessimist — he won’t expect it back.” Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.
Changing attitudes no easy task On the weekend, we were at a gathering where we were able to enjoy the beautiful, warm and bug-free evening while we were waiting for a much-anticipated meal. I love gatherings like this in that conversations jump from religion to politics to summertime city construction — all the normal subjects that usually go on with all the normal jocularity, government bashing, shaking of heads, what have you. With me, the subject inevitably turns to what I do, or rather the people I do it for. Almost everyone mentions that we are doing a good thing; CHRIS still many have reservations SALOMONS about some of the people we serve. “I can understand someone who is mentally handicapped, but even some of the physically handicapped have an attitude that does not win them any friends. And then those who are addicted walk around like I owe them a living. I just don’t like it and don’t agree with giving them anything.”
Explain as I might, I have found over the last few years that as hard as it is to change the attitudes of the people on the street, it can be just as hard or harder to change the feelings of someone who has worked very hard all their life to get where they are. Whenever this comes up, I feel like I’m sitting in a chair watching two TV screens at the same time; they both make sense to me, and I can see the validity in both circumstances, and the urge to defend one or the other is always there, but some things in life we just have to accept. We can either work with the circumstances or we can rail against them. There are some with an attitude that makes me understand why there are as many people on the street as there are. For example, about a year and a half ago, I was receiving a phone call about once a month for six months with a conversation (if you can call it that), that went like this: “You and your %#*@ people have brought all these $&#* bums to Red Deer, and what do you do, but give them everything they want, and this $@(& city not only lets you do this they help you.” The rest of the conversation was so abusive and full of profanity that I finally would hang up the phone. On the last call he made, after I hung up on him, he called right back and before he got too far, I in-
formed him that the attitude he was displaying is what put most of the people on the street in the first place, and that the call was traced and if he persisted, I would have to press charges. The phone suddenly went dead, and I have not heard from him since. Also, it is not uncommon to receive a phone call wherein the person calling will say something like, “Your people are doing ...” and I will receive a list of the offences. At first I would say that they are not my people and I do not control their actions, but after some thinking on the subject, I realize that people are associating Potter’s Hands Ministries with the people on the street simply because we provide a service for them. “Education is the key” is a cliché that in my opinion is sometimes overused, but in this case, it has great validity. I too have had and in some cases continue to have opinions that limit my understanding and so it is up to me to learn differently. After all, if someone did not provide these services to the street, including the ones who are abusing it, how would we contain the anarchy that would come as a result? Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.
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Evidence lays on the street near the Empire State Building following a shooting Friday in New York. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said some of the victims may have been hit by police bullets as police and the gunman exchanged fire. Police say a recently laid-off worker shot a former colleague to death near the iconic skyscraper and then randomly opened fired on people nearby before firing on police.
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said Tore Sinding Bekkedal, who survived the Utoya shooting. â€œI believe he is mad, but it is political madness and not psychiatric madness. He is a pathetic and sad little person.â€? From Europeâ€™s far right, the reaction was mixed. Some argued that Fridayâ€™s verdict played into their core beliefs, though they have spoken out against his violent rampage. â€œIt was obviously wrong what he did, but there was logic to all of it,â€? said Stephen Lennon, the 29-year-old leader of the English Defence League, an anti-Muslim group. â€œBy saying that he was sane, it gives a certain credibility to what he had been saying. And that is, that Islam is a threat to Europe and to the world.â€?
colino. He grew up in Nanuet, N.Y. â€œHe was in the prime of his life,â€? Paul Ercolino said, adding that the family was in shock. He said his brother was a gregarious salesman â€” known to nieces and nephews as â€œUncle Duckyâ€? because of his nearly blond hair â€” who had followed his father into the garment industry, then later worked in womenâ€™s handbags and accessories. He never mentioned to the family that he had any problems with a co-worker, Paul Ercolino said. Hazan Import Corp. imports womenâ€™s clothing and accessories, according to public records. Calls to its executives werenâ€™t immediately returned Johnson worked at the company near the Empire State Building for about six years and was laid off because of downsizing, Kelly said. Even after he was laid off, Johnson would leave his Upper East Side apartment building each morning in a suit, and often returned about a half hour later after going to get breakfast at McDonaldâ€™s, his neighbours said. â€œHe was always alone,â€? said Gisela Casella, who lived a few floors above him. â€œI always felt bad. I said, â€™Doesnâ€™t he have a girlfriend?â€™ I never saw him with anybody.â€? His superintendent, Guillermo Suarez, said he lived alone in a one-bedroom apartment that he was subletting. He called him a â€œvery likable guy,â€? who always wore a suit. â€œWe were just working here and we just heard bang, bang, bang!â€? said Mohammed Bachchu, 22, of Queens, a worker at a nearby souvenir shop. He said he rushed from the building and saw seven people lying on the ground, covered in blood.
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low number of murders this year,â€? Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. â€œBut we are not immune to the national problem of gun violence,â€? he said about the shooting, which comes in the wake of mass shootings inside a Colorado movie theatre and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Robert Asika, who was shot in the right arm, said he was â€œ100 per cent positiveâ€? that a police officer had shot him. He also said he saw Johnson fire his gun at the officers. Asika, 23, sells tickets for the Empire State Buildingâ€™s observatory. â€œWhen I woke up this morning, I didnâ€™t even want to go to work,â€? he said. â€œSomething told me not to go to work.â€? The wounded victims were five women and four men, aged 20 to 56, authorities said. All were from New York City, except a 35-year-old woman from Chapel Hill, N.C. They suffered graze wounds or other minor injuries, and police believe that at least some of the injuries were caused by bullet fragments that ricocheted off security planters. Johnson, 58, and Ercolino had traded accusations of harassment when Johnson worked there, Kelly said. Johnson had been laid off about a year ago. Police said he blamed the victim, believing Ercolino had failed to aggressively promote his line of womenâ€™s T-shirts. Ercolinoâ€™s profile on the business networking site LinkedIn identified him as a vice-president of sales at Hazan Import. It said he was a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneonta. He was single and had recently moved to New Jersey after living for a time in Warwick, just north of New York City, said his eldest brother, Paul Er-
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Cristy Benoza photographs all the participants in the 2012 Camp Quality for children affected by cancer after their return to Camp Kannawin on Sylvan Lake from a field trip this week. More than 20 children aged six to 18 took part in the 21st annual week-long camp where activities also included outdoor sports, awards ceremony and a dance.
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Get restraining order against your toxic mother work on ways to feel safe. Dear Annie: In our small social group, the wives insist on attending a local event in which the husbands have zero interest. When I have suggested politely that the wives go without us, they become irritated and veto this plan. I know a husband who drags his wife to sporting events where she puts in earplugs and reads a novel. Why do people insist that their spouses attend events whether they want to or not? Is it power and control? A test of one’s loyalty? Please urge your readers to attend these things with those who enjoy them and allow the rest of us to bow out. — Going but Resenting It Dear Going: There are myriad reasons people do this, although some simply want their spouses to enjoy what they do and keep them company. And there are instances where going to something that doesn’t interest you can lead to actual enjoyment and expand your social repertoire. But we agree that if it’s the same event repeatedly, you shouldn’t have to keep going — provided your spouse has someone
else with whom to attend. Dear Annie: Please tell “Distraught Wife” and any other person struggling with opioid addiction to talk to a doctor and ask about Suboxone. This is a drug for addicts that will help them get off the stronger, addictive drugs in a matter of days. It does involve a couple of days of discomfort, but after that, the desire is gone. — Anonymous Dear Anonymous: Suboxone is a medication approved for the treatment of opiate dependence, and it has a lower potential for abuse than methadone. Common side effects include flu-like symptoms, headaches, sweating, nausea, sleeping difficulties and mood swings, and Suboxone has been associated with difficulty breathing, especially when combined with other depressants. But under a doctor’s supervision, it can help an addict get sober. Annie’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: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
that’s impossible. My children and I want to move. I have panic attacks every time I see her phone number show up on our caller ID. When she doesn’t call, I’m on pins and needles waiting for the inevitable. I dread leaving the house, because I worry about running into her somewhere. How do I convince my husband that it’s in our best interests to move? If he won’t, how do I get my mother to leave us alone? — On the Edge Dear Edge: You cannot change your mentally ill mother’s behaviour unless she is co-operative. And asking your husband to move is a big step, especially if it means leaving his job. While running away might be helpful in the short term, unless you plan to go into the witness protection program, Mom eventually will find you. Instead, take control of your life. Issue that restraining order, and if Mom violates it, call the police. Get an unlisted phone number. Refuse to let her bully you. Then, if you still wish to move, you and your husband will have time to find jobs and a home in a new location rather than letting Mom chase you out of town. We also suggest you discuss this with your therapist and
Dear Annie: My toxic mother has put a strain on my family. Two years ago, she got into a fight with my husband, and I sided with him. Life has been a living hell ever since. She constantly calls and leaves horrible messages on our voicemail. She has turned family and friends against us. Our kids are scared to death of her, but she has told everyone that I MITCHELL turned the chil& SUGAR dren against her for no reason. Of course, she would never admit doing anything wrong. She’s been like this since I can remember. She tormented me during my childhood. My psychiatrist says she has mental health issues, and our lawyer says she probably won’t follow a restraining order. My husband says to ignore her, but
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The Springs Resort & Spa at Pagosa Springs, which sits beside the San Juan River, features natural mineral pools. cling Guides, a small, well-regarded cycling tour operator based near Telluride, it sounded like just my type of masochism — a hardman’s grand tour of the prickly San Juan Mountains, but with a beauty-to-challenge ratio that would keep me turning the pedals. Using less-traveled roads, cyclists spin anywhere from 110 to 220 km a day, sweeping across sagebrush range and wildflower meadows and climbing passes where the summits remain piebald with snow deep into summer. (A “col” is a small mountain pass.) Still, this was no ordinary catered bike trip, especially for a relative novice in the saddle like me: The range boasts more real estate above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) than any comparable range in the Rocky Mountains. It’s home to 13 of the state’s 54 4,300-metre (14,000-foot) peaks. The targeted intermediate-to-advanced riders could expect to climb more than 1,500 metres (5,000) feet a day. “It doesn’t really get any harder than this,” John Humphries, Lizard Head’s owner, cautioned me. “It’s definitely a limited audience.” I signed up. In the rotisserie heat of a late June morning in Grand Junction, I glance
around nervously: The four other clients, all men in their late 40s and 50s, are serious life-long cyclists with corded calves and splendid machines. Len, an insurance executive from Manhattan, was once a semi-pro cyclist in Italy; he and his friend Steve, a real estate developer with a greyhound’s angles, wear matching cycling kits. Peter is a Web developer from Pennsylvania who rides 16,000 km a year on his Moots bicycle, which cost more than my used Honda. Never have a bunch of dudes with shaved legs seemed so intimidating. As he briefs us about the week ahead, however, owner Humphries is a soothing presence. A gnomish 42-year-old in a floppy leather hat, he has a child’s passion for bicycling, and it’s contagious. He loves to see people push themselves in the outdoors — but have fun while they’re doing it. He explains the huge crutch we have at our disposal: A support van will leapfrog over the group throughout each day, setting up aid stations and lunch. “If you’re really not having fun, you don’t have to ride,” Humphries says. Hop inside when tired, take a 40-km “bump” and then hop out to ride again, he encourages;
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In his 1969 book, Challenge of the North Cascades, legendary mountaineer Fred Beckey tried to explain why he was willing to bushwhack dozens of kilometres, endure blisters, bears, rain and freeze-dried food, all to stand atop high places. “Loveliness,” he wrote, “is paid for partly in the currency of suffering.” He was right, of course: Heaven’s always been hell to reach. It’s Beckey who swims to mind as I slam into Mile 90 of the ride cyclists affectionately call the Cannibal Classic, between the Colorado mountain towns of Crested Butte and Creede. Three days into a week-long, 500-mile (800km) cycling tour through the highest of southwest Colorado’s spectacular high country — a vacation I’ve mentally dubbed the Hypoxic Tour — I’ve had to earn every wildflower and every Kodachrome moment with a crank of the pedal. But now this — this is just unfair: At the foot of 3,500-metre (11,530-foot) Slumgullion Pass, the road bucks rudely, takes aim at a summer sky curdling with thunderheads . . . and pegs there for the next 900 metres (3,000 feet). The piney mountain air sours with the smell of burning brake pads from panicked Winnebago drivers trying not to hurtle off the mountain. I grind slowly upward in my granny gear on wheezy sea-level lungs, my hamstrings as tight as banjo strings. I chew on Beckey’s wisdom with gritted teeth; I badly need to believe that so much pain will make the colours brighter. Sniffing weakness, the asphalt now rears up to nearly a 10 per cent grade. I take stock: I am last in the group. I am all alone. I could push my bike uphill faster than this. I think, well, at least things can’t get any worse. Then it begins to hail. Maybe “normal” vacations bore you, too. Maybe to you, too, beaches feel like morgues with better lighting. When I have a holiday, I need to move — preferably on a sweaty adventure to remote beauty. True, my itchy feet have taken me in over my head more than once. But that has only birthed my own twisted travel corollary to Beckey’s maxim: You never forget the moments you’d rather not remember. When I first heard of the Colorado Cols tour offered by Lizard Head Cy-
the van shrinks even the most intimidating day to a manageable bugbear. “We have a term for some people — EFIers: Every Freakin’ Inch,” Humphries says of some cyclists’ insistence on pedaling every last kilometre. “I love it,” he says, laughing, “but there’s nothing left of them at the end.” Outside town hulks our first day’s ride: 3,086-metre (10,125-foot) Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. Rising from the sagebrush desert, the mesa’s pancake summit is furred with pines and dotted with 300 cool alpine lakes. Humphries pronounces it “the easiest 6,000 feet you’ll ever climb” — a good opening day. We pedal out slowly beneath Plateau Creek’s desert sandstone cliffs, chatting and getting to know one another. In the warming day, the air smells richly of pinyon pine and cut hay. This is nice, I think. It doesn’t last. Soon the earth cants upward. Len and the others vanish up the road. The van zooms past with a rider already inside. (What does he know that I don’t?) I get a flat tire. I try to keep up with the others and sweat Niagaras onto my crankset. I’m a mess. “Why do I do this?” I sputter. Eventually I calm down and settle into what a friend once termed the Zen of Up — a pace I can keep up all day, and a detente with the discomfort. When I find it, my mind unclenches. My head lifts. I no longer hear only the asthmatic bellow of my lungs but the soft applause of aspen leaves. I see tailed copper butterflies flitting before my wheel like bits of bright cloth. Make no mistake: Even Zen won’t rescue you from exhaustion. By the time we reach Leroux Creek Inn and Vineyards, our night’s lodging, we’ve ridden nearly 113 km miles and climbed 2,600 metres (8,600 feet). The inn, run by Frenchman Yvon Gros and his wife, Joanna Gilbert, is a little piece of Provence in the high desert, but by dinnertime I’m drooling into the glass of soft Chambourcin that Gros pours for me. I limp off to bed before the first stars appear. The next morning, we spin languidly through a Swiss-meets-West landscape of rolling ranchlands on littletraveled roads whose only bumps are the cowpies squashed by pickup trucks after a recent cattle drive.
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Waterside hikes From the turquoise waves lapping the coastoasttneyâ€™ss line to the sparkling harbour, much of Sydneyâ€™s beauty comes from the glittering water sur-l g rounding it. Drink in the views with a hike along the cityâ€™s waterside pathways. The six-km cliff-e top coastal walk between Bondi and Coogee y beaches passes parks, sandy coves and an eerily beautiful cemetery overlooking the ocean. Ev-ery November, the popular Sculpture by the Sea exhibition features large art installations placed along the path and beaches, providing a free seaside art show. One of the best harbour hikes is the 10-km Spit to Manly track. (Yes, we know it sounds funny. Just trust us.) Start at Spit Bridge, reachable by city bus, and follow the path through lush rainforest, powdery beaches, and up rocky outcrops offering panoramic views of the harbour. Stop in one of the quiet coves for a swim, and watch for the tiny fairy penguins that live here. The hike takes three to four hours and ends in the beachside suburb of Manly.
Beaches Sydneyâ€™s beaches are world-famous for a lreason. The golden sand is soft, the jewelrs toned water is generally warm, and surfers can almost always find a good break somewhere. Bondi is the best-known beach, attracting surfers, sunbathers and more than a few local eccentrics (peoplewatching here is highly entertaining). Just heed the lifeguardsâ€™ warnings, or you may find yourself featured on the popular Aussie reality show â€œBondi Rescueâ€? alongside other hapless swimmers caught in rips, stung by jellyfish or bonked in the head by surfboards. South of Bondi is the smaller, more laid-back Bronte. Like many Sydney beaches, it features a salthe water pool for wave-wary swimmers. To the url north are the surfing beaches of Dee Why, Curl ort Curl and the pine tree-lined Manly. A short walk from Manly is Shelly Beach, a calm bay use perfect for kids and snorkelers. Bonus: Because nset of its west-facing position, Shelly offers a sunset view, despite Sydneyâ€™s east coast location.
Royal Botanic Gardens This 75-acre sanctuary fringing Sydney harbour features lush tropical greenery and rainbows of flowers, ponds and water fountains, exotic birds and creepy-cute flying foxes â€” also known as fruit bats. Free guided walks are offered every morning at 10:30, departing from the information counter at Palm Grove Centre in the heart of the gardens. At the edge of the gardens is a peninsula known as Mrs. Macquarieâ€™s Point, which offers the quintessential view of the Opera House with the Harbour Bridge behind it.
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COLORADO: Pain, and the big payoff We’re on our way to Crested Butte, 160 km distant. Eventually, as it will all week, the landscape rises. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park yawns open on our right, a dark axcleft in the earth’s skin deep enough to swallow the Empire State Building. We sweep along its rim at falcon height on still another empty road, as proud white clouds that could be escapees from a John Ford soundstage steam off toward the Great Plains. At lunch, two more riders climb aboard the sag wagon. My ego is too big to fit inside; I keep pedaling. Near Gunnison, even Peter, the 16,000-km Man, looks stricken by two days at this high elevation and climbs aboard. Fueled by schadenfreude, and by a doppio espresso in Gunny, I turn north with Humphries up the gentle ranching valley toward Crested Butte, riding fast and chatting. “These are the good old days!” Humphries says as we stop at the East River to soak our bike jerseys against the heat. Here I’d like to tell you about my triumphant arrival in Crested Butte, one of my favorite mountain towns — how we pedal strongly past moon-faced cattle in green fields, and beneath prickly peaks stapled to a John Denver sky. But today is only my second “century” ride ever, and the final 24 km spank me. Weary hands cramp into claws. A brushfire erupts in my bike shorts, and a malevolent headwind whips up and tries to keep us from entering town. I arrive shattered. After half of a Teocalli Martini at Montanya, a local rum distillery, I stagger to the hotel and into a fitful sleep in the stingy air of 2,744 metres (9,000 feet). Day Three is the crucible day: a Tour de France-worthy 220 km and an absurd 3,350 metres (11,000 feet) of climbing strung between the former mining towns of Crested Butte and Creede known as the Cannibal Classic. In February 1874, a group of prospectors heading from Salt Lake City to the gold fields near Gunnison, led by one Alfie Packer, got snowbound here. Only a well-fed Packer emerged in the spring. After his murder trial, a local saloon keeper hollered, “You maneating son of a . . . .There was seven Democrats in Hinsdale County and you ate five of them!” “You don’t want to get dropped by the group today,” Humphries quips at dawn as we oil our chains. I tug on a second pair of padded bike shorts in the forlorn hope of calming my raging saddle sores and waddle to my bike like a diapered baby. Aches aside, it’s a fine morning to be in the saddle, riding two abreast down the valley in the blue dawn, talking and joking, and escorted by mountain bluebirds. Later, after the grunt up Nine-Mile Hill, we spin through handsome, broad-shouldered ranching
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Descending the corkscrew highway from 3,358-metre (11,018-foot) Red Mountain Pass to the former mining town of Ouray is on tap on the last day of the Colorado Cols tour. valleys of ponderosa pine far off the tourist map. We ride along lonesome roads beside trout-y streams and ride through sudden squalls that beat perfume from the thirsty sagebrush. This is why I love bicycling: In the stirrups, you experience a different world from the one you see from behind the windscreen of a Hertz. Of course, all these pretty moments come with a price tag: Outside Lake City, we meet Slumgullion Pass, which boasts the steepest grade of any continuously paved road in the state. The other guys disappear up the road. I stop to fill water bottles at the Alfie Packer Massacre Site and point my wheel uphill. The next 90 minutes are heartbreaking. Thighs howl. The mind cracks. Cold rain falls, then hail. Lightning. I reach the summit, descend tentatively, then climb toward Spring Creek Pass. At the Continental Divide, the support van idles. Nearly everyone’s inside — even stout Len has climbed aboard, wisely choosing not to ride the snot-slick descent — and they stare, expecting a broken man to join them. But something amazing has happened on my solo climb. The clouds have broken and a euphoria (or maybe hypoxic delirium) has descended. Improbably, I feel great. I’m the only EFIer left — and for the first time I know that I’m
going to survive this week. I grin like a lunatic and say I want to keep riding. A cheer goes up. Humphries grabs his bike and together we rocket the last 50 km down the headwaters of the Rio Grande River toward a valley with a look so trademark West that Johnny Depp has just wrapped up filming The Lone Ranger here. That night, we feast on Colorado rack of lamb at Antlers Rio Grande Lodge and fall asleep with our doors open to the river’s murmur. The days continue in a yin-yang of beauty and exhaustion. We cross Wolf Creek Pass and the Continental Divide again, then take a rest day in Pagosa Springs, a resort town about 32 km from the New Mexico state line with dozens of thermal soaking pools. Next we roll on to Durango, a former mining town that’s now mad for all things cycling. With mock seriousness, Humphries dubs the final day the Queen Stage. Other days have been longer, but the finale has more punch per kilometre. On paper, the route resembles the EKG of a man having a heart attack: three mountain passes, 125 km, 2,865
metres (9,400 feet) of climbing along the sublime San Juan Skyway roadway. We ride fast together through the Animas River Valley before the oven of the day is lit. When the climbing begins, I suck on Len’s wheel as long as I can, but soon I drop off and am alone. The climb to 3,240-metre (10,640-foot) Coal Bank Pass is a punishment, with late June’s anvil sun overhead. Though briefer, 3,325-metre (10,910-foot) Molas Pass is hardly easier; the only thing that keeps me moving are the topof-the-world views of the San Juans’ dusky jawbone as the mountains collect clouds for the afternoon monsoon. Coasting into the former mining town of Silverton for lunch, I confess to Humphries that I’m toast. Finished. Kaput. “You can do it,” he encourages. “You can still do every mile.” I force down a sandwich, chug a Coke, swig pickle juice to stave off cramps, and climb back into the stirrups. Steve and I fall in together, and we pace each other up Red Mountain Pass, a road with no guardrail and where a poorly timed twitch of the handlebars would require every bit of gauze in the van’s first-aid kit. And one last time, when I need it most, the views provide: We pedal past waterfalls tumbling off mountainsides, past roadside bouquets of Queen Anne’s lace and larkspur, past creeks that flow orange and poisoned from the skeletons of abandoned mines. It’s a tableau of the whole broken and beautiful West. When I reach the pass, the last cyclist, everyone is waiting. There are high-fives and hugs over our accomplishment: six days, about 800 km and 13,700 metres (45,000 feet) of climbing. It’s too big, and too soon, to understand in this moment. Only weeks later, fully recovered, will I hold the pleasure and the pain together in my mind. And want to do it again. For now I do the one thing that’s left to do: I climb back on my bike and open the throttle for the 21-km corkscrew descent into the old mining burg of Ouray. The last ride turns out to be the very best of the week. And for once, I’m in the lead.
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SUGAR LAND, Texas — Roger Clemens says he’s not ready to return to the major leagues. The 50-year-old Clemens is scheduled to start today for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. He dismissed the idea that this is a first step toward an eventual big league return. Clemens says, “I’m nowhere near major league ready, nor have I been training or pitching in that type of mode.” Houston Astros owner Jim Crane told KRIV-TV the team is open to the idea of adding Clemens and they are sending a scout to the game. Clemens says he is looking no further than Saturday and will decide later how much — or if — he pitches again.
TODAY ● Senior men’s baseball: Doug Bradford Memorial tournament at Great Chief Park. ● Men’s third division rugby: Foothills Lions at Red Deer Titans, 1:30 p.m., Titans Park. ● Men’s second division rugby: Foothills Lions at Red Deer Titans, 3 p.m., Titans Park. ● WHL: Red Deer Rebels training camp, rookie session, 7:30-9 p.m., Centrium.
The champagne toasts on the ChampsElysees and the two-fingered “V” for victory signs he flashed while pedalling to the finish line. The excruciating mountain climbs and the explosions of power that pushed him past other heaving cyclists on narrow Alpine roads. The legions of fans wearing yellow Livestrong bracelets cheering on the cancer survivor whose grit and determination gave them hope. Faded images are all that remain of the unprecedented cycling career of Lance Armstrong. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased the rest of it on Friday. It wiped out 14 years of Armstrong’s career — including his record seven Tour de France titles — and barred him for life from the sport after concluding he used banned substances. USADA said it expected cycling’s governing body to take similar action, but the International Cycling Union was measured in its response, saying it first wanted a full explanation of why Armstrong should relinquish Tour titles he won from 1999 through 2005. The Amaury Sport Organization, which runs the world’s most prestigious cycling race, said it would not comment until hearing from the UCI and USADA. The U.S. agency contends the cycling body is bound by the World Anti-Doping Code to strip Armstrong of one of the most incredible achievements in sports. Armstrong, who retired a year ago and turns 41 next month, said Thursday he would no longer challenge USADA and declined to exercise his last option by entering arbitration. He denied again that he ever took banned substances in his career, calling USADA’s investigation a “witch hunt” without any physical evidence. He is now officially a drug cheat in the eyes of his nation’s doping agency. USADA chief executive Travis Tygart described the investigation as a battle against a “win-at-all-cost culture,” adding that the UCI was “bound to recognize our decision and impose it.” “They have no choice but to strip the titles under the code,” he said. That would leave Greg LeMond as the only American to win the Tour de France, having done so in 1986, 1989 and 1990. Armstrong on Friday sent a tweet that he’s still planning to ride in a mountain bike race in Aspen, Colo., on Saturday and
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FRIDAY SCORES CFL B.C.
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B.C. Lions’ Travis Lulay (14) gets the ball away despite pressure from Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Marcellus Bowman (38) during the first half of their CFL game in Winnipeg Friday.
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DA’s lead and announces that Armstrong has been stripped of his titles, Jan Ullrich could be promoted to champion in three of those years. Ullrich was stripped of his third-place finish in the 2005 Tour and retired from racing two years later after being implicated in another doping scandal. The retired German racer expressed no desire to rewrite the record book of cycling’s greatest event, even though he would be the biggest beneficiary. “I know how the order was on the finishing line at the time,” Ullrich said. “I’ve finished with my professional career and have always said that I was proud of my secondplace finishes.”
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B.C. 20 Winnipeg 17 WINNIPEG — Travis Lulay called it the toughest win the CFL-leading B.C. Lions have earned this season. Kicker Paul McCallum hit a 41-yard field goal on the last play of the game as the B.C. Lions fended off a late Winnipeg rally on Friday for a 20-17 win over the Blue Bombers. The victory stretches B.C.’s winning streak to four games and the Lions improved their record to 6-2, while the Bombers drop to 2-6. “This was probably the hardest-fought win we’ve had — a huge character win for us,” said Lulay. “Obviously, that fourth quarter, especially the second half of that fourth quarter, was looking pretty ugly for a while, but we stuck to it and made the plays down the stretch that we needed to.” Lulay completed 16 of 26 pass attempts for 220 yards with two interceptions and one five-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Harris in the second quarter. All of Lulay’s 50 yards rushing came in the first half.
B.C.’s streak of not allowing an opponent to score a touchdown ended at 15 quarters when Winnipeg backup quarterback Alex Brink plunged in for a one-yard TD at 10:45 of the third quarter. Winnipeg put up a fight and actually grabbed the lead in the fourth quarter when Justin Palardy booted a pair of field goals after Lulay was twice intercepted. Harris scored his second TD of the game on a two-yard run with less than two minutes left in the game to grab the 17-14 edge. After a 29-yard pass from Bombers QB Joey Elliott to veteran receiver Terrence Edwards, Palardy hit another field goal from 31 yards out to make it 17-17 with 27 seconds left. Lulay got McCallum into scoring range with a 16-yard pass to Ernest Jackson and a 24-yard completion to veteran Geroy Simon. The quarterback didn’t doubt the 20-year veteran would make the kick. “Paul, more than anything what he’s really good at, is he is cool as a cucumber,” said Lulay.
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Teen golf phenom Lydia Ko takes lead BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
follow it up with running a marathon on Sunday, but he did not comment directly on the sanctions. The UCI and USADA have engaged in a turf war over who should prosecute allegations against Armstrong. The UCI event backed Armstrong’s failed legal challenge to USADA’s authority, and it cited the same World Anti-Doping Code in saying that it wanted to hear more from the U.S. agency. “As USADA has claimed jurisdiction in the case, the UCI expects that it will issue a reasoned decision” explaining the action taken, the Switzerland-based organization said in a statement. It said legal procedures obliged USADA to fulfil this demand in cases “where no hearing occurs.” If Tour de France officials follow USA-
Late field goal lifts Lion over Bombers
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Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong riding down the Champs Elysees with an American flag after the 21st and final stage of the cycling race in Paris on July 23, 2000. The superstar cyclist, whose stirring victories after his comeback from cancer helped him transcend sports, chose not to pursue arbitration in the drug case brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
COQUITLAM, B.C. — Lydia Ko put on a show Friday at the Canadian Women’s Open. Ko, a 15-year-old phenom who is still classified as an amateur, fired her second straight 4-under-par 68 to grab a share of the second-round lead with four-year LPGA veteran Chella Choi. Both Ko and Choi sat at 8-under 136. Ko, who was born in South Korea but has called New Zealand home since she was a tyke, continued a torrid season in which she has already won the U.S. Women’s Amateur and a professional tournament in Australia. The Grade 11 student went bogey-free as she played the front nine in even-par and shot 4-under on the back. Ko indicated she was not feeling as much pressure as her more seasoned competitors were. “I’m just here for the experience,” she said. “But the professionals, on the other
LPGA hand, it’s about how much money they’re going to get by each placing.” Meanwhile, Jessica Shepley of Oakville, Ont., was the lone Canadian to make the cut. She made a bogey-saving on the 18th hole to finish with a two-over 74 that placed her right on the cut line of 147. “Obviously, that’s not what I was looking for — to have a 10-foot downhill, left-to-right slider on 18 to make the cut,” said Shepley. “But it went in, so that’s all that matters.” However, veteran Lorie Kane of Charlottetown experienced heartbreak as she double-bogeyed her final hole and was one shot above the projected cut of 147. Kane finished with a 4-over 76 to follow an evenpar opening round. “That’s not the way I wanted to finish, and I worked very hard today and grinded hard,” said Kane. “Unfortunately, I’m kind of feeling like (disqualified 2012 Canadian Olympic relay runner) Jared Connaughton
right now, like I touched the line.” Ko, who hopes to turn pro in a couple of years and also dreams of attending Stanford like her favourite golfer Michelle Wie, moved up from a first-round share of third place. Meanwhile, Choi, also a South Korea native, charged up the leaderboard with a sizzling 8-under 64. It was a big improvement from the first round, when she only managed an even-par 72 and found herself in 32nd place. Choi, who turns 22 on Saturday, said she was suffering from a sore shoulder in the first round, but a massage treatment paid off. “I’m very happy,” she said. “I don’t know how I made the putts.” But Ko knew what helped her. She was aided by caddy Brian Alexander, a longtime member of the Vancouver Golf Club. He has never caddied before and linked up with Ko by the luck of the draw after signing up with the tournament’s caddy service.
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Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz, right, follows through on a two-run single in front of Kansas City Royals’ Brayan Pena in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Friday. The Red Sox, trying to cut payroll during a disappointing season are trying to finalize a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lavarnway, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Aug. 1. Now they’re likely to get some top prospects, if a trade with the Dodgers is finalized, and have extra money to sign free agents. The Red Sox had placed Gonzalez on waivers, ESPN reported. Teams often do that to gauge other clubs’ interest in players then try to work out a trade. “Waiver questions? I’m not talking about that,” Gonzalez said before Friday night’s game. Boston began the season with a payroll of $173.2
Shawn Gore for a 43-yard reception that helped set up Harris’s TD with 1:52 left. Winnipeg had two early interceptions wiped out because of penalties. One interception did stand when Lions backup QB Mike Reilly was in a short-yardage situation, but threw up a long ball that was picked off in the end zone by Johnny Sears. “I think defensively we played tremendous,” said Bomber defensive back Jovon Johnson, who had an interception nixed by a pass interference call on teammate Jonathan Hefney. “At the end of the day, they made plays down the stretch. Lulay is a great quarterback and everybody knows that and he made plays and he kept drives alive with his feet and that ultimately hurt us.” Elliott called the game a “dog fight.” “We were scrapping and clawing for every yard we could gain. I feel like they were doing the same,” Elliott said. “Lulay was running around, making plays with his feet, and they made me do that, too. Defensively, hats off to both defences.”
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ARMSTRONG: More than a dozen witnesses ready to testify against him The International Olympic Committee said Friday it will await decisions by USADA and UCI before taking any steps against Armstrong, who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Games. Besides the disqualifications, Armstrong will forfeit any medals, winnings, points and prizes, USADA said, but it is the lost titles that now dominate his legacy. Every one of Armstrong’s competitive races from Aug. 1, 1998, has been vacated by USADA, established in 2000 as the official anti-doping agency for Olympic sports in the United States. Since Armstrong raced in UCI-sanctioned events, he was subject to international drug rules enforced in the U.S. by USADA. Its staff joined a federal criminal investigation of Armstrong that ended earlier this year with no charges being filed. USADA, which announced its investigation in June, said its evidence came from more than a dozen witnesses “who agreed to testify and provide evidence about their firsthand experience and/or knowledge of the doping activity of those involved in the USPS conspiracy,” a reference to Armstrong’s former U.S. Postal Service cycling team. The unidentified witnesses said they knew or had been told by Armstrong himself that he had “used EPO, blood transfusions, testosterone and cortisone” from before 1998 through 2005, and that he had previously used EPO, testosterone and Human Growth Hormone through 1996, USADA said. Armstrong also allegedly handed out doping products and encouraged banned methods — and even used “blood manipulation including EPO or blood transfusions” during his 2009 comeback race on the Tour. Had Armstrong chosen to pursue arbitration, USADA said, all the evidence would have been available for him to challenge. “He chose not to do this knowing these sanctions would immediately be put into place,” the statement said.
LIONS: Team effort “It looked like a kick at the end of practice. No big deal. He walked out there, buttoned up his chin strap real slow and put it through the uprights.” McCallum was also good on a 23-yard field goal that opened the game’s scoring at 12:45 of the second quarter.
million, behind only the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies. The Red Sox paid luxury tax in each of the past two seasons. Baseball’s new labour contract contains incentives for teams that get their luxury tax payroll — based on 40-man rosters, average annual values and including benefits — under $189 million by 2014. Henry, Lucchino and co-owner Tom Werner and general manager Ben Cherington did not respond to emails seeking comment.
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Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, watches her tee shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the CN Canadian Women’s Open LPGA golf tournament at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, B.C., on Friday. The 42-year-old took his winning boot in stride. “This is a team effort,” McCallum said. “They moved the ball when they had to move the ball and got me in field-goal range. “I just enjoy the win and enjoy those opportunities. I have a lot of fun out there.” Palardy had three field goals and added a single off a missed 38-yard field-goal attempt. Elliott was 20-of-42 for 256 yards and one interception. Bomber Chris Matthews led all receivers with six catches for 101 yards. After a scoreless first quarter, B.C. led 10-0 at halftime and 10-8 after three quarters. The tide then started turning Winnipeg’s way. Lulay was intercepted by defensive back Demond Washington just under five minutes into the fourth quarter. The turnover led to a 17-yard Palardy field goal to go ahead 11-10 at 7:30. Lulay was intercepted for a second time on the next series when linebacker Marcellus Bowman stepped in front of a pass intended for Simon. Winnipeg then got Palardy’s 31-yarder with 4:21 left in the game. The Lions clawed back and Lulay connected with
While many pros travel with their own caddies, Ko has to get them wherever she goes. She said it has been a challenge finding good luggers, but she has lucked out. “Two weeks ago at the U.S. Amateur, my mom caddied, and that is kind of a different feeling, because she’s your mom and you have to listen to her,” said Ko. “It was really comfortable having my mom there, but it’s also really relieving and comfortable to have some that knows the course off their hat, really. “He’s been here for, I think 10 years, so he knows where not to go and where to go. There were quite a few tricky greens.” Alexander, a real estate developer, said he gave Ko tips on the course during practice rounds earlier in the week. However, she has been calling the shots since play began for real. Four golfers — South Koreans Inbee Park and Na Yeon Choi and Americans Moira Dunn and Angela Stanford — were all tied for third at 5-under under 139.
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BOSTON — Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez and the Dodgers’ James Loney were scratched from their teams’ starting lineups Friday night as the clubs tried to finalize a major trade involving the first basemen. The Red Sox, trying to cut payroll during a disappointing season, also were discussing sending pitcher Josh Beckett, left fielder Carl Crawford and infielder Nick Punto to Los Angeles, a baseball official informed of the discussions said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcements were made. Gonzalez was removed from the Red Sox lineup minutes before a game against the Kansas City Royals, and Loney was pulled from the Dodgers lineup against the Miami Marlins. The Dodgers began the day in second place in the NL West, three games behind the San Francisco Giants. The Red Sox started their game seven games under .500 and with little or no post-season hopes. If the trade is completed, the Red Sox would be relieved of a huge salary burden, assuming the Dodgers pick up most of what is owed. Gonzalez, Crawford and Beckett are due $261 million from 2013-18. Gonzalez’s deal calls for $127 million after this season: $21 million annually from 2013-16 and $21.5 million in each of the final two years. Crawford is due $102.5 million over five years: $20 million next year, $20.25 million in 2014, $20.5 million in 2015, $20.75 million in 2016 and $21 million in 2017. Beckett is owed $31.5 million: $15.75 million in each of the next two seasons. And the right-hander can veto any trade since he is a 10-year veteran who has spent five years with his current club. The Red Sox have plummeted after being one of baseball’s best teams for most of last season. They went 6-18 after their collapse began on Sept. 4 last year and they were 65-84 before Friday’s game since the skid began. Manager Terry Francona was let go after last season and Bobby Valentine was brought in, supposedly to exert more discipline in a clubhouse in which pitchers reportedly ate chicken and drank beer during games rather than stay in the dugout to cheer their teammates. But Valentine, in the first season of a two-year contract, has had a rocky relationship with some of his players. One of them, veteran third baseman-first baseman Kevin Youkilis, was traded to the Chicago White Sox on June 24. Team president Larry Lucchino has said Valentine will finish this season and owner John Henry has voiced support for the manager. Rookie Will Middlebrooks took over at third and was having a strong season before it ended when he suffered a broken left wrist when he was hit by a pitch on Aug. 10. He will not need surgery. The Red Sox also are high on rookie catcher Ryan
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Garcia, Watney share lead at Barclays BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A common phrase this year — “Tiger’s back” — took on a new meaning Friday at The Barclays. Woods felt a twinge in his lower back when he awoke and felt pain throughout the second round at Bethpage Black. He overcame a bogey-bogey start, struggled in the simple task of retrieving the ball from the cup and stayed well within range of Nick Watney and the resurgent Sergio Garcia, who shared the lead going into the weekend. As many injuries as Woods has gone through the last two years, the way he grimaced and walked gingerly made it look as if this could be another. But that wasn’t the case. “Must have slept funny on it,” Woods said. “Soft beds at the hotel, and woke up this morning with it stiff. As I warmed up, it got progressively worse, and then you saw what happened on the golf course. It hurt all day.” He managed a 2-under 69, a good effort in the afternoon on greens that tend to get crusty. More impressive were Garcia and Watney, also playing in the afternoon as they worked their way up the leaderboard. Garcia, who ended a four-year drought on the PGA Tour last week by winning the Wyndham Championship, made bogey on the third hole with what he called his worst swing of the week and atoned for that with a tee shot on the par-5 fourth that restored his momentum and sent him to a 68. Watney, whose season has been so dismal that he isn’t even in the Ryder Cup conversation as a potential pick, went eagle-birdie on the par 5s on the front nine and then survived a roller coaster of birdies and bogeys on the back nine that gave him a 69. They were at 8-under 134. Vijay Singh, who last won a PGA Tour event in 2008 when he captured the opening two playoff events and sailed to the FedEx Cup title, played bogey-free for a 67 and was one shot out of the lead, along with Bob Estes, who had a 66. John Senden (68) and Pat Perez (70) were another stroke back at 6-under 136. Rory McIlroy noticed Woods wincing on the opening tee shot. About an hour later, McIlroy felt his own pain with sloppy mistakes during a four-hole stretch, three of them bogeys, that left him outside the cut line. But not for long. The PGA champion bounced back with an 18-foot birdie putt on the ninth, added two more birdies and had a 73. The cut was at 1-over 143, ending the FedEx Cup playoffs for the likes of Robert Allenby, Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Heath Slocum, who narrowly got into the 125-man field at the start of the playoffs. Garcia didn’t look as though he would be around the PGA Tour’s version of a post-season until winning last week in North Carolina by using a local club caddie, and then showing no signs of a letdown
Photos by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Above: Sergio Garcia of Spain, hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the first round of The Barclays golf tournament at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Thursday Inset: Nick Watney tees off on the tenth hole during the second round of The Barclays golf tournament at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Friday.
at Bethpage Black while using a CBS Sports spotter on the bag. The Spaniard is getting his own yardages, compiling his own thoughts, going off his own instincts. And he’s hitting a lot of very good shots.
“Golf is a funny game,” Garcia said. “When you think that you have it under control, it kicks you down. And then all of a sudden, it gives you something to live it again, I guess. Obviously, if I’m not hitting the shots, then it doesn’t help.” He hit plenty of good ones at Bethpage, including a chip-in for birdie from behind the green at No. 2, the drive that pleased him so much on No. 4, and an 8-iron from 171 yards on the tough fifth hole to about 8 feet for birdie. Garcia announced after the round that he would not play in the Deutsche Bank Championship next week at the TPC Boston, saying he wanted to stay fresh for the Ryder Cup.
Chatwood, Whitford hitless in A’s win over Prince George BY ADVOCATE STAFF
SENIOR BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The Fort Saskatcxhewan A’s ran their record to 2-0 at the Canadian senior baseball championship with a 3-2 win over Prince George Friday. The A’s scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Jason Chatwood of the Red Deer Riggers was hitless in two trips to the plate with a walk and an RBI. Byron Whitford of the Red Deer Stags was hitless in three trips to the plate. The A’s meet Ontario today and a win will earn them a berth in the semifinals Saturday. ● Team Alberta split a pair of games at the Ca-
nadian bantam girls’ invitational championship in Bedfords, N.S., Friday but Red Deer’s Kelsey Lalor continues her hot hitting. Lalor was three-for-four with a home run while driving in eight runs and scoring three as Alberta beat the Chicago Pioneers 18-13. Lalor was also two-for-three with a run, a walk and an RBI in a 14-4 loss to Ontario. Alberta has a 1-2 record. ● Spruce Grove, who went into he Western Canadian peewee championships in Saskatoon as the second team out of Alberta, has a 3-0 record after the
BRIEFS Olds Grizzlys add strength to blueline in trade with Calgary Canucks The Olds Grizzlys looked to strengthen their blueline in a trade with the Calgary Canucks on Friday. The Grizzlys added six-foot-one, 190-pound, Matt Hanger, 19, for a player to be named later. The native of Three Hills has five goals, nine assists and 139 penalty minutes in 88 career Alberta Junior Hockey League games. “We’re very excited to have a player of Matt’s calibre coming to our organization,” said Grizzlys head coach Brett Hopfe in a news release. “We were looking for a big, tough defenceman and Matt fits the mold.” The Grizzlys main camp continues this week with the annual Black/Gold game Saturday . They play their final home exhibition game Wednesday against the Canmore Eagles. Both games begin at 7:30p.m. at the Sportsplex. Admission to the Black/Gold game is a food donation to the Mountain View Food Bank, or $2.
INNISFAIL — Colby Massignan of the host Innisfail Golf and Country Club slid home a 20-foot birdie putt on his final hole to capture the McLennan Ross/Sun Tour stop Wednesday. It was the final stop on the regular tour and earned Massignan a berth in the tour championship Monday at World Creek Golf Resort. Massignan’s victory was a heart-stopper as he edged Brad Wiedmer of Lacombe, Kolby Vold of Wolf Creek and Tomas Assel-Moore of Priddis Greens by one stoke for
Marchuk named weapons Grand Champion at World Martial Peace Games in England
Nick Marchuk of Red Deer was named the weapons Grand Champion at the World Martial Peace Games in Telford, England. Marchuk won 10 medals, including gold in junior black belt wooden weapons, grappling, sport ju jitsu, self defence and team weapons. He won silver in junior black belt bladed weapons, Chinese forms, Korean forms and point sparring and bronze in Japanese forms. His gold medal finish earned him a berth in the Super Grand Championship event where he edged out an American 4-1 to earn the championship ring for this first place finish in the weapons division. Marchuk’s sister, eight-year-old Tori, won gold medals in point sparring, team kata, Japanese forms and musical forms while 10-year-old Jack Marchuk captured gold in the advance musical weapons and team kata and silver in point sparring and wooden weapons. The family also represented Canada at the World Martial Arts Games in Austria where Nick won three gold, five silver and two bronze in the black belt division. Tori on a gold and four silver. Jack earned two gold, two silver and a bronze in the 10-11 year-old advanced category.
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both the 17-19 year-old and overall titles. The quartet were playing in the same group. Assel-Moore had a two-stroke lead heading home, but found the trees and recorded a double-bogey seven. Wiedmer and Assel-Moore both picked up wild card berths in the Tour final while Vold had previously qualified. Courtney Dickson of Innisfail won the girls’ division with an 87 while Daria Ledenius of Ponoka had 116. Corbin Allan of Sylvan Lake won the 14-and-under title with an 81 and was tied for fifth overall. Cody Phillips of Innisfail had an 83 and was sixth in the 17-19 year-old category while Theo Olver of Three Hills and Brandon Howard of Innisfail tied for first in the 15-16 year-old division with an 84. Patrick Fougere of Innisfail had a 96. Chandler McDowell of Springbrook shot an 84 for third in the 14-and-under division while Jace Ouelette of Innisfail placed fourth with a 90 and Chase Allan of Sylvan Lake fifth at 94.
second day Friday. They beat the Saskatoon A’s 7-6 Thursday before dropping Cloverdale, B.C. 14-4 and Winnipeg South 11-1 Friday. Zach Olson of Red Deer had a walk and a run against the A’s then slammed a pair of home runs in two official plate appearances against Cloverdale. He also scored three times and drove in five runs. He was one-for-three against Winnipeg. Meanwhile Sherwood Park sits at 2-1. They downed Bonivital, Man., 11-2 Thursday, lost 8-7 to the Saskatoon Cardinals and beat the Sasaktoon Blue Jays 9-7 Friday. Austin Hammond of Red Deer was one-for-one against the Cardinals and two-for-three with two runs and a walk against the Jays.
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Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
New York Tampa Bay Baltimore Boston Toronto
Chicago Detroit Kansas City Cleveland Minnesota
Central Division W L Pct GB 69 55 .556 — 67 58 .536 2.5 55 69 .444 14 54 71 .432 15.5 51 74 .408 18.5
Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle
West Division W L Pct GB 74 51 .592 — 68 57 .544 6 66 60 .524 8.5 61 65 .484 13.5
3 7 4 10
0 3 8 15
Deduno, Waldrop (6) and Mauer; M.Harrison, R.Ross (9) and L.Martinez. W—M.Harrison 15-7. L—Deduno 4-2. HRs—Texas, Beltre (24). Seattle Chicago
8 11 9 12
Vargas, Kinney (5), C.Capps (7), O.Perez (8), Wilhelmsen (9) and J.Montero; Peavy, Thornton (8), Humber (9), Veal (9), A.Reed (9) and Pierzynski. W—A.Reed 3-1. L—Wilhelmsen 4-3. HRs—Seattle, T.Robinson (1), J.Montero (14). Chicago, A.Dunn 2 (38), Al.Ramirez (8). NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB 77 48 .616 — 71 54 .568 6 59 67 .468 18.5 57 69 .452 20.5 57 69 .452 20.5
Washington Atlanta Philadelphia Miami New York
Cincinnati St. Louis Pittsburgh Milwaukee Chicago Houston 9 5
Villanueva, Delabar (6), Lincoln (8) and Mathis;
W 76 69 67 58 48 40
L 51 56 58 66 76 86
Pct GB .598 — .552 6 .536 8 .468 16.5 .387 26.5 .317 35.5
W 70 67 64 57 50
L 55 58 62 70 74
Pct GB .560 — .536 3 .508 6.5 .449 14 .403 19.5
FRIDAY’S LINESCORES 111 000 000 — 3 000 020 03x — 5
D.Pomeranz, Roenicke (6), Belisle (8), Mat.Reynolds (8) and Ra.Hernandez; Samardzija, Camp (8), Russell (8), Marmol (9) and W.Castillo. W—Russell 6-1. L—Belisle 3-5. Sv—Marmol (16). HRs—Colorado, Nelson (6), C.Gonzalez (21). Chicago, A.Soriano (23), W.Castillo (4), B.Jackson (2). Milwaukee 020 Pittsburgh 000
Fiers, Henderson (7), Fr.Rodriguez (8), Axford (9), Loe (9) and Lucroy; W.Rodriguez, J.Hughes (7), Qualls (8), Hanrahan (9) and Barajas. W—Fiers 7-6. L—W.Rodriguez 8-13. Sv—Loe (2). HRs— Pittsburgh, Barajas (9). 000 100
E.Jackson, Mattheus (7), Mic.Gonzalez (8), Storen (8) and K.Suzuki; K.Kendrick, Horst (7), Bastardo (8), Lindblom (8), Valdes (8), Rosenberg (8), Papelbon (9) and Kratz. W—K.Kendrick 7-9. L—E.Jackson 7-9. Sv—Papelbon (28). HRs—Washington, T.Moore (7). St. Louis 010 Cincinnati 211
8 14 5 12
Lynn, J.Kelly (3), Salas (6), Mujica (7), Boggs (8), Motte (9) and Y.Molina; Latos, Simon (6), LeCure (9) and Hanigan. W—J.Kelly 4-5. L—Latos 104. Sv—Motte (30). HRs—St. Louis, Craig (19), Y.Molina (17).
West Division San Francisco Los Angeles Arizona San Diego Colorado
Monday, Aug. 27 Games St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Cincinnati at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 8:05 p.m.
Sabathia, D.Robertson (8), R.Soriano (9) and R.Martin; Kluber, Sipp (6), C.Allen (7), E.Rogers (8), C.Perez (9) and C.Santana. W—Sabathia 13-3. L—C.Allen 0-1. Sv—R.Soriano (32). HRs—New York, Swisher (19). Cleveland, As.Cabrera (14). Toronto 010 Baltimore 010
Minnesota 000 Texas 150
Greinke, S.Downs (8), Richards (9) and Iannetta; Porcello, Villarreal (7), Dotel (9) and Avila. W— Greinke 2-2. L—Porcello 9-9. Sv—Richards (1). HRs—Detroit, Mi.Cabrera (32). 000 100
Sunday, Aug. 26 Games Houston at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 11:10 a.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 11:35 a.m. Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Miami at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 2:10 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 6:05 p.m.
J.Parker, R.Cook (7), Doolittle (8), Balfour (9) and D.Norris; M.Moore, McGee (7), Jo.Peralta (8), W.Davis (9) and J.Molina. W—R.Cook 6-2. L— Jo.Peralta 1-6. Sv—Balfour (13). HRs—Oakland, J.Gomes (15). Tampa Bay, Zobrist (15).
Monday, Aug. 27 Games Kansas City at Boston, 11:35 a.m. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Oakland at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m.
New York 100 Cleveland 000
K. City Boston
Oakland T. Bay
Sunday, Aug. 26 Games L.A. Angels at Detroit, 11:05 a.m. N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. Kansas City at Boston, 11:35 a.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 11:35 a.m. Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 12:10 p.m. Minnesota at Texas, 1:05 p.m.
FRIDAY’S LINESCORES 000 002 000 — 2 000 000 010 — 1
San Diego (Richard 10-12) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 11-10), 6:10 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 7-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 11-7), 7:10 p.m.
B.Chen, K.Herrera (7), Collins (7), Crow (8) and B.Pena; Lester, Padilla (8), A.Miller (8), A.Bailey (8) and Lavarnway. W—Lester 8-10. L—K.Herrera 1-2. Sv—A.Bailey (1). HRs—Kansas City, Hosmer (12).
Today’s Games Oakland (McCarthy 6-5) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 8-8), 11:10 a.m. Minnesota (Duensing 3-8) at Texas (Dempster 2-1), 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 8-10) at Detroit (Smyly 4-3), 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 12-8) at Cleveland (Masterson 9-11), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 7-4) at Baltimore (S.Johnson 1-0), 5:05 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-3) at Boston (Beckett 5-11), 5:10 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 8-7) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-2), 5:10 p.m.
Britton, O’Day (7), Matusz (7), Strop (8), Lindstrom (9), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters. W—Britton 3-1. L— Villanueva 6-4. Sv—Ji.Johnson (39). HRs—Toronto, Mathis (8). Baltimore, C.Davis 3 (23).
Houston 020 New York 000
Today’s Games Colorado (White 2-6) at Chicago Cubs (Raley 1-2), 11:05 a.m. Houston (Abad 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 15-4), 11:10 a.m. Atlanta (Minor 6-10) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 14-7), 2:05 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-4) at Cincinnati (Leake 5-8), 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 5-3) at Pittsburgh (Karstens 4-3), 5:05 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 16-6) at Philadelphia (Halladay 7-7), 5:05 p.m.
Lyles, W.Wright (7), Fe.Rodriguez (8), W.Lopez (8) and C.Snyder; Niese, R.Carson (8), F.Francisco (8), Acosta (9), Edgin (9) and Thole. W—Lyles 3-10. L—Niese 10-7. Sv—W.Lopez (2). HRs—Houston, Greene (7). New York, D.Wright (17). San Diego 021 Arizona 000
5 13 0 4
Stults, Vincent (8), Layne (9) and Grandal; Corbin, Bergesen (5), Shaw (8), Albers (9) and M.Montero. W—Stults 4-2. L—Corbin 5-5. HRs—San Diego, Denorfia (5).
Football CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE EAST DIVISION W L T Pts PF Montreal 5 3 0 10 233 Toronto 4 3 0 8 160 Hamilton 3 5 0 6 236 Winnipeg 2 6 0 4 176
B.C. Edmonton Calgary Saskatchewan
WEST DIVISION W L T Pts 6 2 0 12 4 3 0 8 3 4 0 6 3 4 0 6
PF 202 164 200 180
Penalties-yards Time of possession PA 242 165 261 244 PA 141 134 196 165
Thursday’s Game Montreal 31, Hamilton 29 Friday’s Game B.C. 20, Winnipeg 17 Today’s Game Calgary at Saskatchewan, 1 p.m. Monday’s, Aug. 27 Game Edmonton at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. FRIDAY’S SUMMARY Lions 20, Blue Bombers 17 First Quarter No Scoring. Second Quarter B.C. — FG McCallum 23 12:45 B.C. — TD Harris 5 pass from Lulay (McCallum convert) 14:18 Third Quarter Wpg — Single Palardy 51 4:34 Wpg — TD Brink 1 run (Palardy convert) 10:45 Fourth Quarter Wpg — FG Palardy 17 7:30 Wpg — FG Palardy 31 10:39 B.C. — TD Harris 2 run (McCallum convert) 13:08 Wpg — FG Palardy 31 14:33 B.C. — FG McCallum 41 15:00 B.C. 0 10 0 10 — 20 Winnipeg 0 0 8 9 — 17 Attendance — 29,533 at Winnipeg. First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Total offence Team losses Net offence Passes made-tried Return yards Intercepts-yards by Fumbles-lost Sacks by Punts-average
B.C. 24 119 220 339 8 331 16-27 117 1-37 1-0 2 6-42.5
Wpg 20 81 256 337 10 327 20-42 94 3-0 1-0 2 7-47.3
New Orleans Atlanta
Net offence is yards passing, plus yards rushing, minus team losses such as yards lost on broken plays. Individual Rushing: B.C. — Harris 10-57, Lulay 7-50, Brown 1-6, Reilly 2-4, Gore 1-2; Wpg — Simpson 11-39, Elliott 4-26, Denmark 1-13, Brink 2-3. Receiving: B.C. — Gore 4-70, Simon 4-63, Harris 3-31, Iannuzzi 2-19, E.Jackson 1-16, Bruce 1-13, Foster 1-8; Wpg — Matthews 6-101, Poblah 4-54, T.Edwards 3-53, Watson 4-31, Denmark 2-12, Simpson 1-5. Passing: B.C. — Lulay 16-26, 220 yards, 0 TDs, 1 int, Reilly 0-1-0-0-0; Wpg — Elliott 20-42-256-0-1. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 1 2 0 .333 52 Buffalo 0 2 0 .000 20 N.Y. Jets 0 2 0 .000 9 Miami 0 3 0 .000 30
PA 63 43 43 66
Houston Jacksonville Tennessee Indianapolis
W 2 2 2 1
L 0 1 1 1
South T Pct 0 1.000 0 .667 0 .667 0 .500
PF 46 76 79 62
PA 22 103 61 29
Cleveland Baltimore Cincinnati Pittsburgh
W 2 2 2 1
L 1 1 1 1
North T 0 0 0 0
Pct .667 .667 .667 .500
PF 64 91 54 49
PA 54 61 52 48
San Diego Denver Kansas City Oakland
W 2 1 1 0
L 0 1 2 2
West T 0 0 0 0
Pct 1.000 .500 .333 .000
PF 49 41 58 27
PA 33 33 92 34
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 3 0 0 1.000 78 Dallas 1 1 0 .500 23 N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 57 Washington 1 1 0 .500 38
PA 50 28 35 39
Tampa Bay Carolina
W 2 1
L 1 1
South T Pct 0 .667 0 .500
PF 57 36
PA 65 43
Pct .500 .500 .500 .333
PF 36 44 42 50
PA 62 31 31 69
Pct 1.000 .500 .500 .250
PF 101 26 34 85
PA 41 26 55 103
Chicago Detroit Minnesota Green Bay
W 1 1 1 1
L 1 1 1 2
North T 0 0 0 0
Seattle San Francisco St. Louis Arizona
W 3 1 1 1
L 0 1 1 3
West T 0 0 0 0
Thursday’s Games Green Bay 27, Cincinnati 13 Baltimore 48, Jacksonville 17 Tennessee 32, Arizona 27 Friday’s Games Tampa Bay 30, New England 28 Philadelphia 27, Cleveland 10 Atlanta 23, Miami 6 Seattle 44, Kansas City 14 San Diego at Minnesota, Late Chicago at N.Y. Giants, Late Today’s Games Indianapolis at Washington, 2 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 Games San Francisco at Denver, 2 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Jets, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 Tampa Bay at Washington, 5 p.m. New England at N.Y. Giants, 5 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 Atlanta at Jacksonville, 4:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 4:35 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 5 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 5 p.m. Kansas City at Green Bay, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Tennessee, 5 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Detroit, 5 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 5:30 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 8 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 8:05 p.m. Denver at Arizona, 9 p.m.
Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Detroit OF Darren Driggers, Chicago White Sox SS Carlos Gonzalez and Seattle RHP David Pauley 50 games each for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. MLB—Suspended Minnesota Twins RHP Scott Diamond six-games and an undisclosed fine for throwing a pitch in the head area of Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Recalled LHP Brian Matusz from Norfolk (IL). Reinstated INF Ryan Flaherty from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Tommy Hunter to Bowie (EL). Designated LHP J.C. Romero for assignment. BOSTON RED SOX—Activated DH David Ortiz from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Junichi Tazawa to Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned RHP Frank Herrmann to Columbus (IL). Recalled 1B Matt LaPorta from Columbus. DETROIT TIGERS—Recalled LHP Drew Smyly from Toledo (IL). Optioned RHP Luke Putkonen to Toledo. MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned OF Matt Carson to Rochester (IL). Recalled RHP Kyle Waldrop from Rochester.
NEW YORK YANKEES — Reinstated LHP CC Sabathia from the 15-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned RHP Tyson Ross to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled RHP Jim Miller from Sacramento. TEXAS RANGERS — Placed INF Michael Young on the paternity list. Selected the contract of INF Luis Hernandez from Round Rock (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Traded RHP Jesse Chavez to Oakland for cash considerations. Optioned RHP Chad Beck to Las Vegas (PCL). Reinstated OF Jose Bautista from the 15-day DL. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Optioned RHP Miguel Socolovich to Iowa (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Recalled OF/INF Alex Castellanos. Optioned RHP Rubby De La Rosa to Albuquerque (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Reinstated RHP Shaun Marcum from the 60-day DL. NEW YORK METS — Optioned RHP Collin McHugh to Buffalo (IL). Reinstated RHP Jeremy Hefner from paternity leave. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Placed C Brian Schneider on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of C Steven Lerud from Reading (EL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Reinstated INF Jordy Mercer from the paternity list. Optioned RHP
Daniel McCutchen and INF Yamaico Navarro to Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contract of INF Jeff Clement from Indianapolis. Claimed LHP Hisanori Takahashi off waivers from the L.A. Angels. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned LHP Barrett Browning to Memphis (PCL). Recalled RHP Brandon Dickson from Memphis. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Recalled LHP Josh Spence from Tucson (PCL). Placed RHP Dale Thayer on the paternity list. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Placed OF Justin Christian on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Francisco Peguero from Fresno (PCL). FOOTBALL CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed G Travelle Wharton, CB Brandon Ghee, CB Shaun Prater, WR/ CB Taveon Rogers and S Robert Sands on injured reserve. Waived DE Luke Black, RB Aaron Brown, QB Tyler Hansen and G Matt Murphy. DALLAS COWBOYS — Waived LB Isaiah Greenhouse. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Waived WR Andrew Brewer, DE Anthony Hargrove, S Micah Pellerin, T Herb Taylor and CB Dion Turner. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Waived G Mike VanDerMeulen, WR Armahd Lewis and DE Quintin Anderson.
Davis hits three homers as Oriole’s down Jays 6-4 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore 6 Toronto 4 BALTIMORE — For the first time in eight games, the Toronto Blue Jays scored more than three runs. That, unfortunately, wasn’t enough to offset three home runs and four RBIs by Chris Davis, who led the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-4 victory Friday. It was the sixth straight defeat for the Blue Jays and the seventh in a row on the road. In this one, Davis was the difference. Davis hit solo shots off Carlos Villanueva (6-4) in the second and fourth
innings, then greeted Steve Delabar in the sixth with an opposite-field, tworun drive to left field to put Baltimore up 5-1. “He had a good day. He’s capable of doing that,” Villanueva said. “You make some mistakes, he did what you’re supposed to do with them. Especially the last two. He won them the ballgame, simple as that.” It was the first three-homer game for Davis, whose previous high was two on May 26, 2009, against the Yankees as a member of the Texas Rangers. The three home runs gave him 23 for the season, eclipsing his previous career high of 21 in 2009.
LPGA TOUR-CANADIAN OPEN At The Vancouver Golf Club Coquitlam, British Columbia Purse: $2 million Yardage: 6,681; Par 72 Second Round a-denotes amateur Chella Choi 72-64 — a-Lydia Ko 68-68 — Moira Dunn 69-70 — Angela Stanford 69-70 — Inbee Park 68-71 — Na Yeon Choi 67-72 — Suzann Pettersen 71-69 — Vicky Hurst 70-70 — Jiyai Shin 70-70 — Taylor Coutu 71-70 — Brittany Lang 71-70 — Jenny Shin 71-70 — Yani Tseng 66-75 — Hee Young Park 73-69 — Laura Diaz 71-71 — Mika Miyazato 71-71 — Jane Rah 71-71 — Sydnee Michaels 70-72 — Mina Harigae 73-70 — Haeji Kang 72-71 — Jessica Korda 72-71 — Stacy Lewis 72-71 — Dewi Claire Schreefel 72-71 — Mariajo Uribe 72-71 — Belen Mozo 71-72 — Christine Song 70-73 — Anna Nordqvist 74-70 — Katherine Hull 73-71 — Azahara Munoz 73-71 — Nicole Castrale 72-72 — Cydney Clanton 72-72 — Becky Morgan 71-73 — Karrie Webb 71-73 — Marcy Hart 75-70 — Mo Martin 74-71 — So Yeon Park 74-71 — Lisa Ferrero 73-72 — Julieta Granada 72-73 — Cindy LaCrosse 72-73 — Brittany Lincicome 72-73 — Jane Park 72-73 — Stacy Prammanasudh 72-73 — Jee Young Lee 69-76 — Hee Kyung Seo 75-71 — Paula Creamer 74-72 — Natalie Gulbis 74-72 — Catriona Matthew 74-72 — Jodi Ewart 73-73 — Katie Futcher 73-73 — Hee-Won Han 73-73 — Maria Hernandez 73-73 — Ilhee Lee 73-73 — Sophie Gustafson 72-74 — Meena Lee 72-74 — Sun Young Yoo 72-74 — Cristie Kerr 71-75 — Paige Mackenzie 70-76 — Amy Yang 70-76 — Kristy McPherson 77-70 — Jennifer Rosales 77-70 — Numa Gulyanamitta 76-71 — Shanshan Feng 75-72 — Sandra Gal 75-72 — Amanda Blumenherst 74-73 — Irene Cho 74-73 — Beatriz Recari 74-73 — Sarah Jane Smith 74-73 — Christel Boeljon 73-74 — Jennie Lee 73-74 — Gerina Piller 73-74 — Lizette Salas 73-74 — Jessica Shepley 73-74 — Alison Walshe 72-75 — Janice Moodie 71-76 — Hannah Yun 71-76 — Eun-Hee Ji 70-77 —
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CHAMPIONS TOUR-BOEING CLASSIC Friday At TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Snoqualmie, Wash. Purse: $2 million Yardage: 7,183; Par 72 (36-36) First Round Mark Calcavecchia 31-34 — Steve Pate 36-32 — Jay Don Blake 34-34 — Jeff Sluman 35-33 — Kirk Triplett 35-33 — Eduardo Romero 33-35 — Joel Edwards 37-32 —
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THE BARCLAYS Friday At Bethpage State Park, Black Course Farmingdale, N.Y. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,468; Par 71 Second Round Nick Watney 65-69 — Sergio Garcia 66-68 — Vijay Singh 68-67 — Bob Estes 69-66 — John Senden 68-68 — Pat Perez 66-70 — Rickie Fowler 67-70 — John Huh 70-67 — Tiger Woods 68-69 — Gary Christian 66-71 — Martin Laird 70-68 — Henrik Stenson 73-65 — K.J. Choi 67-71 — Ryan Moore 69-69 — Dustin Johnson 67-71 — Chris Kirk 68-71 — Michael Thompson 71-68 — Ian Poulter 68-71 — Brandt Snedeker 70-69 — Justin Rose 67-72 — Bo Van Pelt 70-69 — Carl Pettersson 73-66 — Fredrik Jacobson 71-68 — Padraig Harrington 64-75 — Adam Scott 70-69 — Harris English 70-69 — J.B. Holmes 71-69 — Greg Chalmers 70-70 — Charles Howell III 71-69 — Jimmy Walker 66-74 — Ernie Els 68-72 — Bubba Watson 70-70 — Charl Schwartzel 71-69 — Tommy Gainey 70-70 — Troy Kelly 74-66 — Blake Adams 71-69 — Matt Kuchar 72-68 — Steve Stricker 69-71 — Brian Harman 65-75 — Jonas Blixt 67-73 — Jason Day 70-70 — Kevin Stadler 72-69 — Robert Garrigus 73-68 — Tom Gillis 69-72 — Trevor Immelman 75-66 — Greg Owen 68-73 — Lee Westwood 69-72 — Troy Matteson 68-73 — John Rollins 72-69 — Louis Oosthuizen 70-71 — Kevin Streelman 69-72 — Geoff Ogilvy 70-72 — Tim Clark 70-72 — Seung-Yul Noh 71-71 — Bud Cauley 71-71 — Graham DeLaet 75-67 — Scott Stallings 72-70 — William McGirt 68-74 — Phil Mickelson 68-74 — Luke Donald 68-74 — Rory McIlroy 69-73 — Josh Teater 72-71 — Jeff Maggert 69-74 — James Driscoll 73-70 — Rod Pampling 70-73 — Billy Mayfair 71-72 — George McNeill 67-76 — Sean O’Hair 71-72 — Ryan Palmer 75-68 — Zach Johnson 68-75 — Bryce Moulder 70-73 — Ricky Barnes 71-72 — Roberto Castro 76-67 — David Hearn 70-73 — Brian Gay 71-72 —
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STORE MANAGER at Southpointe Common, Red Deer
Duties include being responsible for providing coaching and leadership to all the staff of the kitchen, ensuring the training and development of staff, providing input for performance appraisals, and disciplinary action, within the values and guidelines of The Sheraton. Creating opportunities to increase food revenue, decrease kitchen expenses and maximize departmental productivity without compromising our guestâ€™s satisfaction. As well as, providing ongoing input for menus, creating, developing, and recommending recipes, to create a consistent and quality food product, while maintaining inventory costs and levels. You should hold a red seal certification or equivalent experience, and have food safe and provincial regulations certification. We are looking for a minimum of 5 years experience with a minimum of 2 in a supervisory position in an upscale 4 star hotel. To apply email: email@example.com
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JUNIOR SALES ASSISTANT
Control Technology Inc. is looking for the right person to fill this permanent position in Blackfalds, AB.
QualiďŹ ed candidates would hold unrestricted licensure in Alberta as RN, would be self-directed, ideally 5+ years managing others, and experience with skilled nursing facilities. Our Salary is very competitive to the market.
GREEN BAY, Wis. â€” Defensive end Anthony Hargrove, already facing an eight-game suspension for his role in the Saints bounty pool, has been released by the Green Bay Packers. The NFL has said the Saintsâ€™ bounty program paid defensive players improper cash bonuses for hits that injured opponents from 2009 through 2011. The 29-year-old Hargrove has denied NFL accusations that he lied to league investigators. Hargrove, with the Saints from 2009-2010, played last season with Seattle. Green Bay signed the 6-foot-3, 287-pound Hargrove on March 29. He was suspended by the NFL on May 2. The Packers on Friday also released wide receiver Andrew Brewer, safety Micah Pellerin, offensive tackle Herb Taylor and cornerback Dion Turner.
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Position Description: â€˘ Working with the Sales team you will help support and develop new and existing clients â€˘ Participate in office and field calls when needed â€˘ Support and help develop new marketing/sales material, website, etc. â€˘ Be an active team player in our growing customer base and the development of new clients and products â€˘ Perform other duties as required â€˘ Opportunities for individual sales development with training provided To be successful in this position, you should possess: â€˘ Excellent verbal and written communication skills â€˘ Friendly, outgoing personality and ability to work well with individuals and groups â€˘ Good organizational and computer skills â€˘ Good command of written and spoken English, Spanish as a second language would be an asset â€˘ Marketing creativity and/or experience developing promotional items â€˘ Oilfield experience would be an asset especially in the Drilling and Well Servicing Sectors â€˘ High School diploma and clean drivers abstract â€˘ Availability to travel locally, domestically and internationally
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PROJECT COORDINATOR/ PRODUCTION PLANNER
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â€˘ update project schedules TEMPE, Ariz. â€” Arizona Cardinals coach Ken â€˘ update ERP systems with Production scheduling, Whisenhunt says heâ€™s not quite ready to name a material and routing changes starting quarterback but indicates a decision could come soon. â€˘ liaise with Project group to gather information It has to, because the Cardinals open their reguâ€˘ supporting information flow to Production and lar season in a little more than two weeks at home Project team members against Seattle. â€˘ master Production scheduling Speaking at his usual day-after news conference on Friday, Whisenhunt said he would think about it Preference will be given to those with a high level over the weekend. of organization and experience in a fast paced, â€œIâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll get asked that question again,â€? he manufacturing environment. Knowledge of Microsoft said. â€œThe next time I think maybe Iâ€™ll have a little Projects software is an asset. more information.â€? Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. John Skelton and Kevin Kolb have been competing for the job, and neither has been outstanding. Please forward your resume via fax Skelton started Thursday nightâ€™s 32-27 loss at Tento 403-227-7796 or e-mail to nessee and completed 4 of 10 passes for 41 yards and was intercepted once. Kolb saw more extensive email@example.com action and was 17 of 22 for 156 yards, including his first TD pass of the preseason. But he was intercepted twice, with Quinnâ€™s Capital Corp. has an immediate opening for an IT Manager who will oversee the information systems of our company as one of them returned for a well as subsidiary companies. The successful candidate will have 5+ years of progressively responsible experience working as an touchdown. IT Manager for a major business operation. We are seeking an individual who demonstrates strong managerial and technical skills,
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The Town of Eckville is seeking a
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES MANAGER
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. â€” A certain Denver Broncos quarterback has taken quite a liking to rookie running back Ronnie Hillman. So much so that Peyton Manning frequently hauls Hillman over to an adjacent field in the middle of practice, just to work on their timing. Hillman is eager to get up to speed with Manning even if the tailback canâ€™t quite go full throttle right now. The speedy third-round pick has been hobbled for a good portion of camp by a bothersome right hamstring. And what heâ€™s quickly discovering is that no matter how fast he is on the field, he canâ€™t rush back from this injury â€” no matter how badly he wants to. The Broncos (No. 10 in the AP Pro32) have big plans for Hillman, too.
excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task. This individual will be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be successful in meeting deadlines. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Summary: The IT Manager is responsible for the information systems of the main holding company as well as subsidiary companies. As IT Manager, you will streamline the operation of the IT department in alignment with business objectives. You will plan, coordinate, direct, and design IT activities, as well as provide administrative direction and support for daily operations. The IT Manager will work closely with senior management to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support costeffective technology solutions for all aspects of the company and its subsidiaries. You will also define and implement IT policies, procedures, and best practices. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: â€˘ Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of information systems and electronic data processing departments â€˘ Develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems development and operations â€˘ Meet with department managers to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines â€˘ Assemble and manage teams of information systems personnel to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems â€˘ Recruit and supervise computer analysts, engineers, programmers, technicians and other personnel and oversee their professional development and training â€˘ Manage all aspects of information systems support, including problem management and incident response, ensuring all issues are resolved â€˘ Manage and participate in projects including new information system roll-outs and system upgrades â€˘ Manage IT supplier relationships to ensure efficient end-product delivery, and that company needs are met â€˘ Understand business operations and develop recommendations for improvement
We wish to thank all applicants. We will communicate only with those individuals that we select for an interview.
who can: â€˘ Offer a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial approach to the management and leadership of the town. â€˘ Monitor task performance while being sensitive to coaching and mentoring the development of staff. â€˘ Carry out the activities that will achieve the long term vision of Council while ensuring that capital, human resources and business processes are aligned and in place and that the Municipal Government Act is adhered to. â€˘ Engage staff in order to deliver a high level of service to the community and surrounding area. â€˘ Build partnerships in the community and with neighboring municipalities while effectively representing the interests of the Town.
The CAO will report directly to Council. Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. A full position description is available at the Town OfďŹ ce. Please call 403-746-2171 if you wish to receive a copy.
Required Skills: â€˘ Exceptional managerial and technical skills â€˘ Ability to prioritize and multi-task â€˘ Work in a fast paced environment â€˘ Excellent oral and written communication skills â€˘ Successful in meeting deadlines â€˘ Superior accuracy and attention to detail â€˘ Strong interpersonal skills â€˘ Successful organizational skills â€˘ Advanced leadership traits and abilities
Apply in confidence to: BDO Canada LLP, 600, 4909 â€“ 49 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1V1 Attention: Neil Martin Or email to: NMartin@bdo.ca
Chief Administrative OfďŹ cer
QualiďŹ cations: â€˘ A minimum of ďŹ ve (5) years of related and progressive senior management experience, preferably in a local government setting. â€˘ A certiďŹ cate in local government management and/or postsecondary education in a related discipline. â€˘ Thorough working knowledge of relevant Acts/Regulations/ Statutes, local government functions/responsibilities, and of Council/Committee processes and protocols. â€˘ Proven ability to provide leadership, mentor and integrate municipal departments, combined with the capacity to implement and evaluate programs, bylaws, policies and procedures. â€˘ Demonstrated capability to communicate and deal effectively with the public, to work collaboratively with Council and staff, and to build partnerships in the community and surrounding area.
The position will be ďŹ lled once a suitable candidate is found. Please note that only those people to be interviewed will be contacted, however we thank all applicants for their interest. Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume including a cover letter, a list of work related references and a criminal record check to: Mayor Helen Posti 5023-51 Avenue PO Box 578 Eckville, AB T0M 0X0 41587H24-I1
Broncos rookie RB Hillmanâ€™s hamstring on the mend
If you are interested in a challenging opportunity in the hospitality industry, Sheraton Red Deer is currently recruiting for a:
Resumes will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on September 14, 2012.
REGINA â€” Five weeks ago Saskatchewan went into Calgary riding a three-game win streak only to squander a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead en route to a tough overtime loss. The Roughriders havenâ€™t been the same team since. â€œIf you want to look at the big picture, that was the game that started off our four-game losing streak,â€? quarterback Darian Durant said Friday as the Riders (3-4) prepared to meet the Stampeders (3-4) on Saturday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium. â€œWe wouldnâ€™t be standing here talking about the things that we are if that game had turned out differently.â€? The Ridersâ€™ dramatic reversal of fortune was the predominant topic of conversation, the recurring theme being that if a loss to the Stamps is what sent the team into a tailspin, then perhaps a victory over the Stamps would pull Saskatchewan out of it. â€œYeah, you could say that was the game,â€? said defensive lineman Brent Hawkins, who plays on a defence that has struggled at holding leads late in the game. â€œThe mentality we have to have in the fourth quarter is to finish off.â€? Or, as linebacker Tyron Brackenridge put it: â€œOnce weâ€™ve got them down, weâ€™ve got to keep them down. We have to keep pounding.â€? Slotback Weston Dressler, who could have won the game in Calgary but uncharacteristically dropped a pass from Durant in the end zone, echoed that sentiment. The solution to the problem, he said, is â€œputting four quarters together and doing it all at the same time,â€? meaning not only on defence, but also on offence and special teams. â€œBut you canâ€™t really dwell on it,â€? Dressler added. â€œItâ€™s such a long season.â€? Which is pretty much the sermon Corey Chamblin has preached to his players in recent weeks. â€œThe losses weâ€™ve had have probably given this team a lot of good learning experiences,â€? said Chamblin, taking an optimistic view of a situation that could easily discourage a rookie head coach. â€œHeâ€™s broken it down to just doing your job. We need more production, basically,â€? said Hawkins. â€œ I donâ€™t think anybodyâ€™s down too much.â€?
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â€˘ Retail Management experience in wireless products industry â€˘ High School Diploma or Post Secondary Education â€˘ Ability to lead by example, commitment to driving sales to maximize store revenue â€˘ Excellent customer service and selling skills; interpersonal and communication skills â€˘ Motivated and creative team leader with strong training and professional development skills â€˘ Proficient in MS Excel and MS Office applications and good at problem solving â€˘ Must be available work on weekends and Stat holidays, upon request, to work overtime
RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 B9
Peaks to Prairies Primary Care Network
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Primary Care Networks
The Peaks to Prairies PCN is collaboration between the Olds and Sundre physician group and Alberta Health Services to provide primary care services to the population in and around the communities of Olds and Sundre.
Town of Innisfail Employment Opportunity
The Town of Innisfail invites applications for a self-motivated professional for the position of Development Officer. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to a high level of customer service, have experience working in a municipal setting and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, the Development Officer is responsible for the processing of development permits and day to day implementation of the Town’s Land Use Bylaw. The position also assists the Director with the activities and responsibilities of the Planning and Development Department. Key areas of activity include support for the processing of safety codes applications, land sales and marketing, business licensing and economic development. Qualifications & Experience Required: • Degree or Diploma related to land use planning, landscape architecture, geography, urban studies of a related discipline • Minimum of two years directly related experience; municipal experience is an asset • Knowledge of the Municipal Government Act and familiarity with land use bylaws • Knowledge of land development activities and building processes and activities • Ability to successfully communicate in verbal, written and graphic forms • Good time management and organization skills The job description for this position is available upon request and on the Town’s website (www.innisfail.ca). The Town of Innisfail offers an excellent benefit package and competitive salary range commensurate with experience.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes in confidence by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012 to: Town of Innisfail Attention: Craig Teal, Director of Planning and Development 4943 – 53 Street Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1A1 Email: email@example.com
This is an executive position requiring an individual who is an impressive, creative, dynamic and an innovative leader. The Executive Director will be accountable for all PCN operations, business & Ànancial management and will report to the Physician Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have exemplary leadership and team building skills, demonstrated business acumen, as well as outstanding interpersonal, organization and management skills. It is preferred that applicants possess a Masters degree in a health related Àeld, health administration, or business administration supplemented by 5 to 10 years experience at a management level. Other education will be considered. Position will be based in either Olds or Sundre. This position offers executive level compensation based on experience. Please submit your resume electronically to: ofÀcerecruitment@albertadoctors.org
All applications must be received by September 7, 2012.
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B10 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 on a beautiful road. Your path ahead is ideal. There are rainbows and roses marking each step. Are you encouraged by this vision? Chances are it would bore you to bits. Be grateful for the murky parts of life now. They make the path more interesting.
HOROSCOPE Saturday, August, 25 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Rachel Ray, 44; Billy Ray Cyrus, 51; Tim Burton, 54
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): We celebrate those who are free souls, living on the edge of expectation, constantly confronting the norms. However, the edgy path without awareness means very little. You want to make a startling change. Ensure your motivations are sincere.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: I’ve found there are rare types who find Void of Course periods productive! They usually have one of the action-oriented planets, like Mars, Saturn, or the Sun, connected to water signs or houses. VOC can bring calm to inner waters of emotion. It will be a great day, enjoy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Destiny steps in to move you to a better place. This could be a physical move, meaning a change of home, or an alteration in heart that makes a difference. Family dynamics teach you your most valuable lessons. It will be a great year, enjoy! ARIES (March 21-April 19): A core need we all share is the desire to be happy. You are focusing now on what is wrong in the world. Instead, look within to discover what you need to be happy. Your worldly experiences will become friendlier as a result of this process. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keeping things secret is not always bad. We all have things we deem private. This is a part of honoring the emotional process of getting in touch with your deeper motivation. You are in this process now. Savor it a while longer before you share it. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Not beauty, not education, not even lineage has as much impact on our potential for prosperity as does the sheer belief that you deserve the things you desire. Right now, you desire greater opportunity. It starts with you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): There are people rushing forth to see your intention through. You can sense an immediate connection, the kind that makes you very enthusiastic. This is wonderful and hints that you are ready for more opportunity. However, clarify the proverbial fine print. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You have big plans and powerful dreams and are eager to put things in motion. However, the steps seem indistinct. They will show up for you in a few quick moments that hold the key to a considerable change in lifestyle. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): All things hold the markers of its influences. This is true of every aspect of life, right down to our individual identity. You’re now appreciating the sources of various parts of you. This time is marked by deep appreciation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You have big plans and powerful dreams and are eager to put things in motion. However, the steps seem indistinct. They’ll show up for you in a few quick moments that hold the key to a considerable change in lifestyle. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): To negate our free will is to remove us from one of the most prized aspects of the human experience. You’re considering the hand that fate has played in your
SUN SIGNS life. What’s most important is the decisions you make with quick developments. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Is destiny only the very good that happens? Alternatively, is it only the very bad? Regardless of what it is for you, it feels as if destiny is stepping in to help you tap into the power you have to be self-determining.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ve done a lot of work addressing what’s hurt you in the past, but now you’re ready to live in the healing. Embrace what is and don’t put any expectations on what you wish was. Simply enjoy yourself and welcome the affirmation that finds you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can be more productive than you think. Your feelings may be shifting as thoughts of comfort and predictability overcome your natural need for stimulation. Balance time in your own presence with the requests for companionship.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’re making choices that can change the arc of your life. You’re slowly identifying the beliefs that have outworn their usefulness to you. There are some things that you can now let go of, but do not lose yourself in the process.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Regardless of our status in relationship, we can sometimes get in our own way, keeping us from the love we say we want. To let more love in, just be yourself. The love you need will find you in surprising ways.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): All of us have our own life path. Some seem to exude conviction at a young age, but this can be a mirage. Most of us require time to come into our own. We go through periods of uncertainty before we’re truly connected to ourselves. Trust your current doubt.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A declaration of love, whether it’s from another, for another, or for yourself, might bring tears to your eyes. Your desire for a beautiful future is mixed in with an honest evaluation, but that’s OK. Enjoy the prospect and your own feelings.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): We think of love as strictly romantic, but there are many forms of love that are available to us. Somewhere, you have limited how much love you will receive. Be willing to allow others to express their kindness. Sunday, August 26 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Keke Palmer, 19; Macaulay Culkin, 32; Chris Pine, 32 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Mars speaks with Neptune in beautiful harmony, providing a meld of action and inspiration. Our steps, but more importantly our attractions, might feel divinely inspired, but much of what we see is fantasy. Enjoy it without getting carried away. It will be a great day, enjoy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If you trust your ability to think and learn, you’ll make impressive breakthroughs. There are few things that aren’t up for consideration. You’re determined to live a life more rewarding, ensuring you move in a positive direction. It will be a great year, enjoy! ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’d be surprised how strong you are. Your confidence would never let you admit when you feel insecure, but these days are more tender than usual. As you admit where you feel exposed and weak, you uncover real reasons to believe in your inherent worth.
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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Through our bodies we find something that’s all our own, a truth that is truly subjective. Your senses are alive and the truth is calling you. It asks only that you pay attention to what you feel in your being. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’re lucky and blessed to be living this exact circumstance now. It may not feel like it at first glance, as a friend may bring disappointment. Your expectations set up this situation. Taking responsibility for your part moves the alliance in a more honest direction. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): We all have costumes that allow us to bring the things we most like about ourselves forward. It doesn’t have to be an act, especially when it resonates with some truth in us. It’s you that is coming forth now. Own it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’re accepting you do not know nearly as much as you’ve held to be true. This is a divine place. It means that you’re cultivating a much-needed humility. From this place, your faith will grow more authentic than it has been. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The earliest philosophers recognized a need for a healthy sense of worth. Self-love was a desirable quality as long as it was dedicated to a higher moral ideal. Your quest now is to affirm the most valuable friend you will ever know is within you. Nadiya Shah is a consulting astrologer, syndicated sun sign columnist and holds a master’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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Boogie woogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer performs Saturday night.
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Festival producers Cheryl Fisher and Eric Allison perform at the festival’s final jam session Sunday.
Photos by RANDY FIEDLER/Advocate staff The Jazz at the Lake Festival in Sylvan Lake wrapped on Sunday after a successful 10th anniversary weekend. The Johnny Summers Big Band swung, pianist Michael Kaeshammer boogied and the Alberta Jazz All Stars captivated. Donald Ray Johnson’s Ray Charles tribute thrilled blues lovers, the eclectic Polyjesters energized two late-night shows and Central Alberta bands played free outdoor concerts. Many musicians in small groups played the pub crawls in 10 locations while Blackfalds native and CBC Radio 2 personality Tim Tamashiro closed with his quartet. Standing ovations rewarded saxophonist Jim Guloien, 85, who delighted with stories from Sylvan Lake’s dance hall heydays of the 1950s and ’60s. Festival producers Cheryl Fisher and Eric Allison, who sang and played often over the four days, thanked volunteers, sponsors and patrons for their generous support.
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The Raylettes perform with Donald Ray Johnson in his tribute to Ray Charles.
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YOUNGEST RETIREE SPEAKS A man who may be Canada’s youngest retiree will explain how he was able to retire early at a public talk at the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library on Monday. Derek Foster left the rat race when he was 34, sold his house in Ottawa, packed up his belongs and his family to spend a year travelling on the road. His retirement approach was to buy stocks that pay dividends. Now he’s a public speaker and author of six personal finance books such as The Idiot Millionaire: You Can Become Wealthy and Stop Working Too: You Still Can and The Lazy Investor. The talk gets underway at 6:30 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium. For more information, visit www.stopworking.ca.
AUTHOR SPEAKS Central Albertans have the chance to meet the author of the Angelic Letters during a book signing at Costco in Gasoline Alley today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Henry Ripplinger will be on hand at the store to sign the first three books in the series — Pewter Angels, Another Angel of Love, as well as Angel of Thanksgiving, which was just released in May. The Angelic Letters is a six-book series. It’s an epic love story in which the main characters, Henry Pederson and Jenny Sarksy, place their trust in their guardian angels. It begins in the 1950s and through six novels, takes readers to the present, which ends the saga. The books have received Canadian awards and since May 2010, more than 40,000 books in the series have been sold. For more information, go online at www.henryripplinger. com.
SAFE HARBOUR MEETING Central Alberta’s Safe Harbour Society for Health and Housing invites the public to its annual general meeting on Sept. 20. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at Fort Normandeau, which is five km west of Hwy 2, reached via 32nd Street. The Safe Harbour Society was formed in April 2007 by amalgamating the Safe Harbour Society (detox and overnight shelter for individuals who are high or intoxicated), the Red Deer Residential Society (transitional housing units) and the Central Alberta Housing Society (homeless shelter and transitional housing). If attending the annual general meeting, RSVP to 403-347-0181. For information, go to www. safeharboursociety.org.
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BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A Sundre woman will appear in Calgary provincial court on Monday to face a charge of aggravated assault in connection with a pitbull attack. On Aug. 18, Sundre RCMP were called to a home in the Sundre Mobile Estates around 2 a.m., where they were told two pitbulls had mauled a 26-year-old woman. An unconscious woman was
barricaded in a room suffering critical injuries to her arms and face. STARS Air Ambulance transported the woman to Foothills Hospital in Calgary in non-lifethreatening condition. The victim remains in hospital in stable condition but will continue to require medical care and may need plastic surgery. One of the pitbulls was shot by police after he lunged at an officer. The second dog is being held
by animal control officers. After a 10-day mandatory observation period, the fate of the dog will be decided. Cpl. Ryan Hodge of the Sundre RCMP detachment said Calgary Police Service arrested Rita Phillip, 57, around midnight Thursday at a casino in northeast Calgary following a tip from a cabdriver. Hodge said Phillip used the cabbie’s cellphone to call the police to say she was wanted by the Sundre police before hanging up the phone. Police called
Open dialogue about suicide, educators say WALK PLANNED BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Community members will start the conversation on suicide and offer hope through the Walk for Wellness and Suicide Prevention in Lacombe. The awareness walk on Sept. 21 is an opportunity to come together with the goals of prevention, healing and wellness. The event will feature speakers, information booths and a memorial wall. Dawne Adkins, education co-ordinator with the Red Deer-based Suicide Information and Education Services, said one of the best ways to remove the stigma around suicide is to start talking so the healing process can begin. The organization runs a weekly survivor support group for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide, bereavement workshops, youth programs and other services. Adkins said whole wellness — which includes physical, emotional and mental health — and not being afraid to approach people are key messages in suicide prevention. She said people should reach out and support each other because it is so difficult for people who are suicidal to reach out. Suicide survivor and walk organizer Heather Jackson of Lacombe lost her 15-year-old son to suicide in June 2011. Jackson said she knows her son would not have made the choice if he had fully understood what his choice would do to his family and friends. Jackson wants people who may be considering suicide to understand exactly what they are thinking about doing. “Nobody is better off without them,” said Jackson. “The people they leave behind will not be OK.” This walk is a way to help others by letting them know they are not alone, showcasing the resources in the community and to continue the healing process. Jackson said when you lose someone by suicide, it’s difficult to go on. It does get easier, but it never goes away. She said the best way through it is to talk because there is noth-
ing to be embarrassed about. “I don’t think it’s a teen issue,” added Adkins. “I think it is a human issue. We (need) to come together as humans and talk and share and support each other, that’s what it’s really all about.” According to Statistics Can- Heather Jackson ada data, of Lacombe. suicide is a major cause of premature and preventable death. In 2009, there were 3,890 suicides in Canada. The highest rate was among the 40 to 59 age group and suicide ranked as the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 to 34 after accidental deaths. Alberta has the fifth highest rate of suicide in Canada with 16.6 suicides per 100,000 people compared to the national average of 14 suicides per 100,000. Those statistics come from the Centre for Suicide Prevention in Calgary. Some warning signs that someone may be considering suicide include a previous suicide attempt, threats of suicide or self-harm, talk of what death would be like, withdrawal from friends and family, isolation, drug or alcohol abuse or lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities. To reach the 24-hour Alberta Help Line call 1-877303-2642. The march gets underway at the ME Global Athletic Park in Lacombe at 4 p.m. on Sept. 21. Walkers are asked to wear white and to bring pictures for the memorial wall. The walk was organized by Jackson, Barb Walker from Neighbourhood Place in Lacombe, Suicide Information and Education Services in Red Deer and other organizations. For walk information, contact Heather at 403-7824024 or Barb at 403-782-0886 or visit www.walkforwellness. ca. The next survivor support meeting session begins on Sept. 13. Visit www.suicidehelp.ca or contact Adkins at 403-342-4966. crhyno@reddeeradvocate. com
BRIEFS Technology Trade Fair in Olds Central Albertans can see the latest in gaming systems, home entertainment and some of the new technology in cars and trucks. The Technology Trade Fair will take place in the Olds Sportsplex on Monday, Sept. 6. The Olds Connected Community committee is hosting its second annual fair from 5 to 8 p.m. in the auxiliary rink. It’s also partnered with the Community Lifestyles Committee so that people can learn more about all the community’s latest offerings this fall. The rink is located at 5133 52nd Ave. in Olds. Olds residents will be able to register for groups, activities and programs. “Our committee believes that effective use of technology can enhance our personal and business lives,” said Wilson Loree,
the phone number back and talked to the driver, who told police where he dropped Phillip off. “She seemed to make a lot of effort to hide her whereabouts,” said Hodge. “Over the week we received some tips from the public. She was trying to get rides into the city. “That’s how we were able to find her in the city, was through the contacts through the city.” Phillip remains in custody. firstname.lastname@example.org
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An Urban Dirtworks construction worker clears the road of debris just south of the River Bend Golf and Recreation Area this week. Work is being done on 30th Avenue (Range Road 272) to install a culvert beneath the roadbed before barriers are added.
chair of the Connected Community committee. The technology trade fair was held in the Olds Municipal Library last year and was successful in connecting members of the community with technology vendors from the Olds area. By bringing the event to a larger venue this year, the Olds Connected Community Committee expects to connect with more people from the community. Both the Olds Connected committee and the Community Lifestyles Committee are part of the Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development (ICRD), which was set up in 2001 as a think tank. ICRD encourages development in the areas of sustainability, culture, economy, environment, governance and social.
City opens data catalogue Residents now have improved access to free City of Red Deer information ranging from development permits to school listings. The City of Red Deer’s open data catalogue can be found at http://data.reddeer.ca Datasets can be filtered by category, key-
word, or date. “Open data gives us a new opportunity to interact with the public, enhancing information sharing, public participation, and collaboration,” said Dan Newton, manager for Information Technology Services. The move comes as part of an initiative to improve the accessibility, transparency and accountability of city government. “There’s a view that public sector organizations, governments, should really open their data,” said Newton on Thursday. “Because it’s really data that we’ve collected around our city.” Edmonton and Vancouver have done this kind of information sharing, and now smaller cities are doing the same, he said. The city hopes software developers will use the information to build practical applications that innovate, educate and engage. For example, a mobile phone app could combine the attractions, public art, and trails datasets to create a historic walking tour of Red Deer. “The information really belongs to the public, and we’re excited to see what developers can do with it,” said Newton. “The possibilities for new apps, products, and services are endless.”
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Could churches draw lessons from craft brewers? Religion: Could churches draw lessons from craft brewers? It would be hard to imagine a vision of Baptist life edgier than the one served up by a recent Wake Forest School of Divinity graduate named Zachary Bailes. This parable starts something like this: Once upon a time, America was dominated by giant breweries that produced rivers of ordinary beers like Budweiser, Coors and Miller Lite. Some of their local outlets grew into mega-franchises that could seat thousands of people in shopping-mall-like facilities featuring giant video screens, TERRY pop-rock bands and witty baby-boomer hosts who were MATTINGLY treated like superstars. But eventually many young adults grew restless, yearning for brews with more local character, spice and charm, robust beers like People’s Porter, Cottonwood Endo, Carolina Blonde and myriad others. Some created craft-beer collectives and then taprooms, spreading the word about this emerging do-it-yourself beer lifestyle. So here is the church-growth gospel according to Bailes: If churches want to reach millions of independent-minded young Americans, they should learn a thing or two from craft brewers. Yes, he thinks this is true for Baptists who don’t drink beer, as well as the many Baptists who -- reality alert -- down a few cold ones now and then. It’s time, he said, for “craft churches” that reach niche audiences. “Many people, and especially young adults, are willing to pay more for a quality product. ... Opting to shy away from the typical, freezing cold, American light beer, brewers and imbibers desire something with character and distinct flavor,” argued Bailes, in an Associated Baptist Press commentary. He also edits the “Crazy Liberals and Conservatives” website.
“In an era where churches experience lower attendance rates, perhaps we would be well served to look into ‘craft churches.’ Craft brewers do not create the product to be the next ‘big beer’ producer, but rather isolate and engage a community. Megachurch models still work for some, but they have become the standard flavor without any distinct flavor.” On one level, it’s easy to see this parable as a harsh judgment on decades of evangelical Protestant megachurch culture. But the reality in America’s increasingly post-denominational age is more complex than that, a fact liberal Christians such as himself must acknowledge, said Bailes, in a telephone interview. Truth is, growth in most of America’s “giant breweries,” the major denominations in this scenario, peaked in the mid-20th century and many have been in demographic freefall for decades, especially on the doctrinal left. The Southern Baptist Convention continued to grow -- driven by megachurches and growing ministries with Latinos and African-Americans -- until the past five years, when small declines slipped its membership under 16 million. Meanwhile, the progressive, “moderate” Baptist camp in the wars to control the nation’s largest Protestant flock has been having its own troubles. While it’s hard to calculate a total membership statistic for congregations affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, this loose network eliminated 13 staff positions last year in the face of a nearly 20 percent budget decline. That’s the bad news, said Bailes. The good news is that Baptist life is rooted in a tradition flexible enough to allow independent-minded believers to start their own niche congregations that can speak to an age in America “in which, to be blunt about it, the church isn’t the big dog on campus like it used to be,” he said. However, focusing new ministries on “craft churches” that target urbanites, college communities, artists and other hip, young demographics could, he acknowledged, lead to the theological equivalent of “beer snobbery” in which insiders are tempted to look down on the less enlightened. The key, he argued, is to keep focusing on the
needs of local communities and then to build networks of church leaders who share what they have learned. “What would a more ‘robust’ church style look like? ... By focusing on the depth and flavor of the spiritual life offered, perhaps younger adults will drink deeper from the well of the local church,” argued Bailes, in his essay. “Wherever one stands on the issue of drinking, one element cannot be ignored: in what may be one of the largest industries in the United States, small, craft brewers are experiencing growth, not big-name brewers. Though many who read this might look over their shoulder when they walk into the beer aisle, or stay quiet about the ‘fruits of the vine,’ perhaps beer can teach us something.”
LOCAL EVENTS TODAY Bentley United Church Thrift Shop is open Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. through the September long weekend. In August, the thrift shop is also open on Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. Contact Gail at 403-748-2935. SUNDAY Bentley United Church holds services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship are offered following the service. Call Rev. Adam Kilner at 403-877-9240, or Gail at 403-748-2935. WEDNESDAY Boomtown Trail Cowboy Church meets the second and last Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., in the Elnora Drop-in Centre. Call 403-749-2047 or 403-773-3600. UPCOMING EVENTS Country Gospel Music’s Crystal Clear Ministries, offers their fundraiser cowboy music entertainment with guest Norm Bonk, and Herb Taylor. Banquet starts at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Balmoral Bible Chapel on Hwy 11, east of Red Deer. Tickets are $25 or $175 for a table of eight. To reserve tickets, call 403-342-7357 or 403-347-5450. See more information at www.crystalclearnministries.com.
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BAHÁ'í Faith In 1912, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the eldest son of Bahá’u’lláh, spent from April to December touring North America and speaking to thousands of people. He was invited by Churches, community groups, politicians, social activists, journalists, summer camps and neighborhoods. His purpose was to spread the global vision of His Father, of the unity of mankind, and he spoke about such issues as abolishing racism, addressing poverty, the importance of the family, inter-faith unity and high standards of character and conduct in all things. For pictures and stories of these times go to www.travelstothewest. org or contact the Red Deer Baha’i community at 403-343-0091.
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Dax Shepard wrote, co-directs, co-produces and stars in Hit & Run with Kristen Bell, his real life partner off screen. The pairing is essential to the success of the film.
On the road again BY BRUCE DEMARA SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Hit & Run Three stars (out of four) Rated: 14A Like the classic 1967 Cadillac that transports our protagonists for much of the journey, Hit & Run is a road-worthy romance-comedy. Let’s extend the metaphor further. Dax Shepard, who wrote, co-directs, co-produces and stars, proves himself a more than able navigator throughout this 700-horsepower ride, with foot planted confidently on the pedal throughout. The story opens with some leisurely pillow talk between Charlie and Annie (engagingly played by Shepard and Kristen Bell, a real-life couple off-screen), establishing the relationship central to the film, and one that’s about to be tested. Charlie, a long-haired tattooed dude, is a contrast to Annie, whose blond, wholesome good looks sug-
At the gest former head cheerleader. She’s also much more the go-getter, raring to head off to Los Angeles to interview for a dream job in her chosen field of crisis management. He’d much prefer to stay in the sleepy California town where he’s been hiding out for the past four years in the witness protection program. But for Annie, he’s willing to break out of his comfortable exile even if there’s a danger of running into the old partners in crime he once testified against. When Annie’s bitter ex, Gil, uncov-
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ers Charlie’s shady past as a getaway driver and rats him out to former best bud Dimitri (a dreadlocked Bradley Cooper), the chase is on, with Charlie’s federal marshal protector Randy and a ginger-haired sheriff joining the fray. While the film is firmly rooted in the present — gay Sheriff Terry uses a mobile app for highway “cruising” and the amusing back-and-forth between Charlie and Annie is often hilariously PC — Shepard also pays gentle homage to the past, sprinkling snatches of old pop-rock tunes like Knocking on Heaven’s Door and Let My Love Open the Door throughout, not to mention the vintage wheels. Hit & Run has a contemporary sense of humour with its colourful lexicon of curse words, and there’s a scene of aging kinksters in a motel room — featuring a flash of full frontal — that is bawdy fun. But, perhaps harkening back to a gentler time, Shepard never lets a sense of dire danger overwhelm the story. Even Cooper’s heavy, Dimitri, ain’t all that heavy. Rather, it’s measured and mostly merry chase that
keeps the focus on witty dialogue, lowtech pratfalls, idiosyncratic characters and, most importantly, the evolving relationship between Charlie and Annie, which unfolds in a believable and appealing manner. If there’s one road apple along the way, its Tom Arnold’s portrayal of Randy, whose sweaty, excess bombast amidst a host of more textured performances throws his scenes off-balance. Among the supporting cast, Kristin Chenoweth makes the most of her scant screen time as Annie’s Xanaxpushing career mentor, comic David Koechner is briefly a hoot as a sleazy garage mechanic the couple meet to their detriment along the way, and hey, there’s Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes pitching in on cameo roles that remind us that less is often more. (Hear that Tom?) Alternately edgy and sweet, fast but never furious, and anchored by a strong script and a solid cast (save one), Hit & Run is a road trip movie that’s worth the drive. Bruce DeMara is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.
Sound Shapes captivating and Hybrid is amusing Sound Shapes Platform: PlayStation 3, Vita Genre: Puzzle Publisher: Sony ESRB Rating: E for Everyone Grade: 4.5 stars (out of five) We exist in a gaming era where franchises in sports, guns and aliens bring in the big bucks and open a void where creativity often gets pushed to the background in the service of legacy and repetition. CHRIS Then a game CAMPBELL like Sound Shapes arrives to remind you that inventive gaming lives, delivering a blend of artistry and experience that more complex games could never achieve. Because who dares take seriously a game where you merely guide a nebulous blob around some puzzles while an allpresent beat box strikes a clever tune? Well, we all should. Nearly everything you encounter in Sound Shapes contributes to the beat of the game.
And trust me, you will find yourself nodding along or tapping a foot when solving these environmental puzzles. Some are simple like working to open a door to advance, or complex like navigating a cavern with missiles and silly looking beasts flying around. The game lays its premise out simply: Don’t touch anything colored red. Red, as the saying goes, equals dead. Audio and visual queues are seamlessly intertwined to give you guidance as well as a challenge. The music fits the tone perfectly on most levels (ambient for easier boards, up-tempo for the tricky ones), and you cannot help but smile when seeing many of the goofy designs work so well. Even after the five albums’ worth of music and levels are done, bonus features like death mode and beat school offer amazing challenges that keep you playing long after you think you’re tired. And I’ve run out of space before diving into the stellar level creator and marketplace where fellow gamers’ genius is put on display. It’s rare that a game captivates me like Sound Shapes does, and I can think of few games in 2012 that entertain and surprise as much as this one. Hybrid Platform: Xbox Live Arcade Genre: Shooter Publisher: Microsoft
Sound Shapes is rated E, for Everyone and Hybrid is rated T, for Teen. ESRB Rating: T for Teen Grade: 3.5 stars At first appearing limited in scope, Hybrid instead excels by stripping away all the nonsense and deciding to do one thing only, but doing it really well. This third-person shooter has made the bold move to allow you to shoot only from a cover position. By focusing on this one aspect (movement is limited to literally flying from one cover position to another), it allows gamers to ignore the lack of story or meaning and focus instead on team strategy and getting all the goodies possible. Hybrid surprises and pleases by giving you a lot of flexibility in other ar-
eas such as weapons load outs and unlockable upgrades. Stringing together kills or achieving in-game metrics opens up a bevy of new features for you to unleash on the opposing team. No flying solo here, folks; this is a multiplayer-only game, so prepare yourself for the usual assortment of foul-mouthed youth or hard-core gamers looking to squeeze every ounce of advantage they can from the game. The visuals are dated but the creativity of the map layouts contribute to lots of fun firefights and fast action. Hybrid equips you with many gun types, cover positions galore, then steps back and just says, ‘Have at it.’ You should, and you’ll enjoy it. Follow Chris Campbell @campbler or e-mail him at email@example.com
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tive Nigeria. Short stories will come from Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz and from an acknowledged master of the form, Alice Munro. “There’s ... a great finality to stories,” Diaz, whose novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the Pulitzer in 2008, wrote in an email to The Associated Press. “You’re in the world of them for a very short period and then they eject you out. Very bracing, a reminder of how life sometimes works.” Rushdie’s ally Christopher Hitchens died of cancer last December, but his name will appear on a handful of books. Hitchens’ essays about his fatal illness will be published as Mortality. Martin Amis has dedicated Lionel Asbo, a dark farce set in London, to his close friend, as did Ian McEwan for his novel Sweet Tooth. Meanwhile, two books will feature the late David Foster Wallace: Wallace’s essay collection Both Flesh and Not and D.T. Max’s biography Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story. Patricia Bostelman, Barnes & Noble Inc.’s vicepresident of marketing, notes a wave of Kennedy books, including David Nasaw’s in-depth biography of patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy and White House tapes of John F. Kennedy, with daughter Caroline Kennedy providing an introduction. Bill O’Reilly looks into the darkest days with Killing Kennedy, a follow-up to his million-selling Killing Lincoln. More on the Kennedys may come from an estranged in-law, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and his memoir Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story. A handful of works prove there is no age limit for the writing profession. Critic and anthologist M.H. Abrams, who turned 100 this summer, has a book of essays, The Fourth Dimension of a Poem. Herman Wouk, 97, and author of The Caine Mutiny and The Winds of War, has a new and comic novel, The Lawgiver. Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 92, has a new book of verse, Time of Useful Consciousness, an expansive personal and social history that honours his beloved San Francisco. Two of the season’s most notable music books come from another San Francisco institution — McSweeney’s, the publisher founded by Dave Eggers. Talking Heads leader David Byrne tracks the influence of his primary art form in How Music Works. Beck’s Song Reader is, in fact, a new album issued exclusively as sheet music. Song Reader is “an alternative,” McSweeney’s advises, “that enlists the listener in the tone of every track, and that’s as visually absorbing as a dozen gatefold LPs put together.” Most rock stars will stick to the memoir: Neil Young, Rod Stewart, Pete Townshend, Courtney Love, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. Stewart, whose memoir is called Rod: The Autobiography, said during a recent telephone interview that he en-
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joyed the work — talking into a microphone, jotting down notes, a bottle of wine at his side. “Me and Keith (Richards, author of the millionselling Life) and Pete — we’ve done it all. We’ve been there and seen it and we have a lot of stories to tell,” says Stewart, who calls Rod an “uplifting book. It’s not like Keith’s book, which is very dark.” Or so he’s heard: “I’m not a great reader,” he says with a raspy laugh. Kids can look forward to Rick Riordan’s The Mark of Athena, Book 3 of his Heroes of Olympus series, and to Jeff Kinney’s latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The very young might go for Dav Pilkey’s tongue-twistingly named Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers, while the very, very young can enjoy Norman Bridwell’s Clifford Collection, six favourite stories about the giant red dog whose 50th anniversary arrives next winter. Humour books include the complete Calvin & Hobbes and the latest Calvin Trillin verse, Dogfight: An Occasionally Interrupted Narrative Poem About the Presidential Campaign. But the main event is a clash of titans, and titles: Stephen Colbert’s America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t vs. The Onion’s Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia of Existing Information. A promise from Colbert: “America Again will singlebookedly pull this country back from the brink. It features everything from chapters, to page numbers, to fonts.” A response from The Onion: “Any information that could possibly be gleaned from Mr. Colbert’s book, or any other book, for that matter, can be found tenfold in The Onion Book of Known Knowledge, which contains all information in the history of the universe. If such a reading endeavour should appear too daunting to readers, by all means, they should purchase Mr. Colbert’s book.”
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TODAY IN HISTORY Aug. 25 1987, Ottawa — The Canadian Medical Association decides to allow doctors to disclose blood-test results of people infected with HIV, the AIDS virus; normally a breach of patient confidentiality.
Warren Harding was the first U.S. president to visit Canada while in office, stopping in Vancouver on return from a trip to Alaska in 1923, a week before his sudden death. 1919, Calgary — E.L. Richardson and Guy Weadick open the Calgary Victory Stampede, sponsored by Pat Burns, A.E. Cross, George Lane and A.J. McLean, who financed the first Stampede in 1912.
1943, O t t a w a — F r a n k l i n D e l a n o Roosevelt visits Ottawa. It is the first official visit to Canada by a sitting U.S. president.
1818, Montreal — Bank of Canada begins operations at Montreal; not a success.
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CNOOC SWEETENED NEXEN OFFER TWICE BEFORE IT WAS ACCEPTED CALGARY — It took China National Offshore Oil Co. a couple of tries before oil and gas giant Nexen Inc. warmed to its takeover offer, according to an information circular sent to shareholders. The Calgary-based company (TSX:NXY) first heard rumblings in February and March that a Chinese state-owned firm may be planning to acquire it. On May 17, Nexen chairman Barry Jackson and interim CEO Kevin Reinhart met with CNOOC executives in Vancouver, where CNOOC vice chairman Yang Hua confirmed his company was interested in a friendly deal and asked Nexen to enter into exclusive negotiations. Later that month, Nexen’s board decided the price wasn’t high enough to allow CNOOC exclusive access to the information it needed to do its due diligence. On June 7, CNOOC reiterated its proposed offer, minus the exclusivity request. At a meeting on June 13, Nexen’s board once again deemed the offer too low. It decided to make a presentation to top CNOOC brass “regarding the company’s assets and prospects in order to enable CNOOC to consider increasing its proposed purchase price for the company,” the circular said.
ANALYSTS CUST 2012 PC AND CHIP SHIPMENT FORECASTS NEW YORK — What once looked like a good year for computers and chips has now fizzled, say researchers. IHS iSuppli said Friday that global semiconductor chip shipments are set to fall by 0.1 per cent this year. That’s down from a previous forecast for growth of up to 3 per cent. It’s the first annual decline since recessioncolored 2009. ISuppli said shipments slowed noticeably compared to normal seasonal patterns in the April to June period. The weak global economy is one culprit, but most of the slowdown is in chips for PCs, iSuppli said. IDC, another research firm, detects the slowdown in the PC market, too. — Advocate news services
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Samsung wins one at home COURT RULES IT DIDN’T COPY APPLE’S IPHONE DESIGN, BUT BOTH INFRINGED PATENTS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s Samsung won a home court ruling in its global smartphone battle against Apple on Friday when judges in Seoul said the company didn’t copy the look and feel of the U.S. company’s iPhone, and that Apple infringed on Samsung’s wireless technology. However, in a split decision on patents, the panel also said Samsung violated Apple technology behind the bounce-back feature when scrolling on touch screens, and ordered both sides to pay limited damages. The Seoul Central District Court ruling called for a partial ban on sales of products including iPads and smartphones from both companies, though the verdict did not affect the latest-generation phones — Apple’s iPhone 4S or Samsung’s Galaxy S3. The ruling affects only the South Korean market, and is part of a larger, epic struggle
over patents and innovation unfolding in nine countries. The biggest stakes are in the U.S., where Apple is suing Samsung for $2.5 billion over allegations it has created illegal knockoffs of iPhones and iPads. The Seoul ruling was a rare victory for Samsung in its arguments that Apple has infringed on its wireless technology patents, which previously have been shot down by courts in Europe where judges have ruled that they are part of industry standards that must be licensed under fair terms. “This is basically Samsung’s victory on its home territory,” said patent attorney Jeong Woo-sung. “Out of nine countries, Samsung got the ruling that it wanted for the first time in South Korea.” The ruling ordered Apple to remove the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1 and iPad 2 from store shelves in South Korea, saying that the products infringed on two of Samsung’s five disputed patents, including those for telecommunications technology.
Greece makes little progress in bid for leeway on cuts BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN — Greece made little immediate progress in its quest for more time to carry out painful cuts during talks between its Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. But the German leader did offer some support to the stricken country, stressing that Berlin wanted to keep Greece in the euro and that it won’t rush to make any premature judgments about its reform efforts. In German and French media this week, Samaras has been arguing that his country should have more time beyond the mid2014 deadline to complete reforms that are a condition of it continuing to receive bailout loans. Without the help, Greece would be forced into a chaotic default on its debts and could be forced out of the eurozone. Leading German politicians have voiced deep skepticism about granting Greece any concessions. Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, meeting a day be-
The court also denied Apple’s claim that Samsung had illegally copied its design, ruling that big rectangular screens in cases with rounded corners had existed in products before the iPhone and iPad. “It is not possible to assert that these two designs are similar based only on the similarity of those features,” the court said in a ruling issued in Korean that was translated into English by The Associated Press. It also said individual icons in the Samsung products do not appear similar to the icons Apple used in the iPhone. But the court ruled that Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung had infringed on one of Apple’s patents on the feature that causes a screen to bounce back when a user scrolls to an end image. The court banned sales of Samsung products using the technology, including the Galaxy S2, in South Korea.
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fore Samaras came to Berlin, put the onus squarely on Greece to fulfil its pledges. Athens has faltered in the speed and effectiveness of implementing the reforms — irritating creditors, notably Germany, which is the single largest contributor to its C240 billion ($300 billion) bailout packages. Weeks of political wrangling in Greece that ultimately brought a coalition government under Samaras to power didn’t help. Greece’s continued access to the bailout packages hinges on a favourable report next month from the so-called “troika” of the country’s debt inspectors — the European Union, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. If Greece is found to have failed on key economic reforms that are conditions of the bailout loan, vital funds could be halted.
TORONTO — Shares of Score Media Inc. (TSX:SCR) jumped nearly 47 per cent Friday following reports that the specialty TV sports broadcaster was in discussions to be purchased by Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B). Score Media, which owns the Score Television Network, rose 49 cents to $1.54 on the Toronto Stock Exchange before its stock was halted pending news just before noon. Media reports citing unnamed sources say Rogers is considering the acquisition. Calls to chief executive John Levy’s office were not immediately returned. Score Media has been reportedly shopping around its assets for about a year, with some reports suggesting that Levy was hoping to sell for $200 million.
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Working while in school OK, within limits Dear Working Wise: My 15-year-old son enjoyed his summer job and wants to continue working parttime while he’s in school so he can save for a car, but I’m worried that working is going to affect his grades. Should I be concerned? Signed, Worried Mom. Dear Worried: Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information out there on how part-time work affects grades. Most studies focus on graduation rates. But there seems to be some valuable lessons to be learned from the graduation-rate studies. Research indicates that most students can work up to 20 hours a week and still succeed in school. Many experts recommend around 15 hours per week or less. According to the Canada Youth in Transition Survey , students who worked 11-20 hours per week had the same dropout rate as those who did not work at all. Students who worked 1-10 hours per week had the lowest drop-out rate. The drop-out rate increased above 20 hours per week and tripled when students worked more
than 30 hours per week. Many experts believe that part-time work offers benefits to the student beyond extra pocket money. They learn time-management skills, money-management skills, employability skills, teamwork and interpersonal skills. Employment also provides valuable work experience and may make the transition from school to full-time work a little smoother. The key issue seems to be the number of hours a student works. Exceeding 15-20 hours a week may put your son’s academic achievement at risk. Know what your teen is capable of handling when it comes to managing school and work and negotiate what you think is an appropriate number of weekly work hours. Ensure that your son’s employer agrees to the limit that you and your son have set and understands that school comes first. Your son can help his employer by giving lots of notice about times when he might not be able to work as much (e.g., during final exams) and times when he can work more hours (e.g., during Christmas break). One last thought, this may be a good time
for your son to look for a job that will provide him with practical experience in a career or field that he’s interested in. Working as a waiter might pay a little more, but if he’s interested in becoming a Chef for example, he might want to look for a job in the kitchen. Working in a field that he is interested in will provide him with valuable related experience and contacts that might CHARLES help him get his first STRACHEY job out of school. The experience will also WORKING WISE give him a chance to “test drive” a career before he invests time and money in a postsecondary education. Working Wise is compiled by Charles Strachey, a regional manager with Alberta Human Services (email@example.com), for general information.
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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 96.90 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 76.58 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.62 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.53 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.19 Cdn. National Railway . . 90.87 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . . 83.40 Cdn. Satellite . . . . . . . . . . 3.80 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 69.97 Capital Power Corp . . . . 23.00 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.39 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 29.89 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 39.61 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 24.45 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.55 General Motors Co. . . . . 21.18 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.05 Research in Motion. . . . . . 6.88 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 36.95 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 31.23 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 64.00 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.74 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 45.17 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.92 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 71.04 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.10 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 34.92 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 11.06 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.91
Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.45 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 50.45 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.11 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 16.92 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 37.44 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 22.46 First Quantum Minerals . 19.27 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 40.07 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.63 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 45.06 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 8.93 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 41.16 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.56 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 28.98 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 23.35 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 25.98 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 47.51 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.45 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 44.05 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 31.06 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 21.47 Canyon Services Group. 11.25 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 32.41 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.750 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 21.50 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.41 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 88.05 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 34.27 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . 1.650
Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 26.20 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 46.42 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.51 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.45 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 7.04 Penn West Energy . . . . . 14.63 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.84 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.19 Pure Energy . . . . . . . . . . 10.94 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 31.44 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 13.56 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 12.83 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 6.66 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 47.11 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 57.62 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 52.46 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.15 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 26.86 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 26.43 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 22.26 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 38.35 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 60.84 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 10.96 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 73.39 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.01 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 53.73 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 23.14 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.77
MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher Friday as traders shrugged off a weak U.S. manufacturing report and hopes rose for another dose of economic stimulus from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 19.72 points to 12,082.23, while the TSX Venture Exchange added 3.80 points to 1,251.88.
The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.21 of a cent at 100.85 cents US. U.S. markets also advanced after the U.S. Commerce Department said that orders for durable goods rose a seasonallyadjusted 4.2 per cent in July. But there had been initial dismay as the data showed that excluding aircraft and other transportation goods, orders dropped 0.4 per cent. Economists had expected
a 2.5 per cent rise. “Is it really realistic to exclude the whole aircraft and auto industry from the numbers?” asked Robert Gorman, chief portfolio strategist at TD Waterhouse. “No.” “The auto sector numbers continue to be quite strong, they’re a big part of the economy and I wouldn’t get too bent out of shape about the ex-transport number being below expecta-
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RULING: Takes effect immediately Court spokesman Kim Mun-sung said the court’s ruling was to take effect immediately, although companies often request that sanctions be suspended while they evaluate their legal options. Nam Ki-yung, a spokesman for Samsung, said the company welcomed the ruling. “Today’s ruling also affirmed our position that one single company cannot monopolize generic design features,” he said.
GREECE: Must fulfil expectations “To win back confidence, we must fulfil expectations, and so I made clear in the talks that we of course expect from Greece that the commitments that were made be implemented, that deeds follow words,” Merkel said after meeting Samaras. “But fulfilling expectations also means that Greece can rightly expect from Germany that we do not pass premature judgments,” Merkel said, adding that Germany needs to wait for the debt inspectors’ report. Merkel didn’t address Samaras’ hopes of winning more time to carry out reforms, which he reiterated at Friday’s joint news conference, emphasizing that stimulating economic growth is a priority. “We don’t want more aid, we did not ask for more money; but we need
time to breathe — it is a big leap that Greece is making,” he said. He didn’t specify how long that “time to breathe” might be. Germany’s finance minister has argued that giving Greece more time wouldn’t solve the country’s problems, and the parliamentary caucus leader of Merkel’s conservative bloc poured more cold water on the idea Friday. Both question Samaras’ assertion that giving Greece more time doesn’t have to mean giving it more money. And Merkel would need approval for any extra funding in Parliament, where lawmakers in her centre-right coalition have no appetite for another Greek rescue program. Merkel said there are “two realities” that need to be reconciled. In Greece, she said, there is the perspective of having suffered through years of recession and being asked now for more painful cuts. “And then there’s the other reality expressed by many in Germany that we have for more than two years guaranteed programs, support and a lot of money for Greece and it always comes to that point where what we have expected has not happened, and from that has grown a lot of impatience.” Some German politicians have talked openly about the possibility of Greece leaving the euro. The vice chancellor, Economy Minister Philipp Roesler, has said the idea of a Greek exit has “lost its horror.” However, Merkel repeated on Friday that Germany wants Greece to keep the shared currency. “I want to say very clearly here ... (and) this is also the aim of the entire German government, that Greece is a part of the eurozone and I would like Greece to remain part of the eurozone,” she said.
tions. I’m not sure this is really going to make a huge difference at the end of the day and the ... market reaction reflects that.” Sentiment improved on markets late in the morning after the Wall Street Journal reported that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made it clear in a letter to a House Republican lawmaker that he thinks the Fed can do more to bolster the economic recovery and help reduce unemployment. Bernanke says in the letter to Darrell Issa that with interest rates already at record lows, the Fed has had to deploy other means to strengthen the economy, such as buying bonds. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 100.51 points to 13,157.97. The Nasdaq composite index was 16.39 points higher to 3,069.79 while the S&P 500 index rose 9.05 points to 1,411.13. The Fed has been in focus after minutes released Wednesday from the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting showed bankers favoured more stimulus. But doubts about Fed intentions grew Thursday after St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank president James Bullard said the minutes from the Aug. 1 meeting were stale because the economy had picked up since then. Adding to uncertainty was Chicago Fed president Charles Evans, who said Thursday the Fed should take action to bolster the economy. The durable goods report added to the debate over whether the U.S. economic recovery has weakened to a point where the Federal Reserve will launch another round of stimulus measures. Commodities were lower and the energy sector led advances, up 0.41 per cent as the October crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange slipped 12 cents to US$96.15 a barrel. Petrominerales Ltd. (TSX:PMG) was ahead 40 cents to $9.84 while Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) improved 29 cents to $13.56. The financials rose 0.35 per
cent with Royal Bank (TSX:RY) ahead 44 cents to $53.73 and Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) up 10 cents to $10.96. The TSX base metals component led losers, down 0.91 per cent as copper eased a penny to US$3.48 a pound following a 12-cent jump over the last three sessions. Inmet Mining (TSX:IMN) gave back $1.32 to $45.16 while Sherritt International (TSX:S) lost 16 cents to $4.56. Techs were weak as Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) gave back 15 cents to $6.88. The gold sector fell about 0.22 per cent while bullion added a dime to Thursday’s US$32 rise, closing at US$1,672.90 an ounce. Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG) faded 14 cents to $12.98. A three month rally on the TSX looked frayed by Friday with the main index down a slight 0.06 per cent for the week. But the TSX is up 6.6 per cent from the lows of early June. Markets have been supported this month after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi pledged to do whatever was necessary to protect the euro currency by lowering borrowing costs for vulnerable members such as Spain. Traders had hoped this would be backed up by definitive measures at the ECB’s next interest rate meeting Sept. 6. But bank officials say that Draghi may wait until Germany’s Constitutional Court rules on the legality of Europe’s permanent bailout fund before announcing any new measures to buy government bonds. The court is set to rule on Sept. 12. Traders also digested a report from Reuters that the European Central Bank was considering yield targets in a bond-buying program. There were also fresh questions about how the European Central Bank plans to decisively deal with the eurozone debt crisis. Also, the German Finance Ministry confirmed for the first time that a scenario involving a Greek exit from the eurozone “and accompanying contagion firewalls are being examined.”
among channels The Score runs third place among rival Canadian sports channels TSN and Rogers Sportsnet. The sports network is well-known among sports fans for its mobile apps, which offer real-time scores and statistics. The company has credited its fast-growing mobile platform for much of the revenue growth it has seen in the past year. Those prospects could be especially appealing to a company like Rogers, which owns a slate of television and radio stations, as well as a wireless division for smartphones, the devices that most commonly use apps. Rogers has repeatedly said its strategy is to make as much content as possible available to viewers on screens
The news came as Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras visited Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In corporate news, shares of Score Media Inc. (TSX:SCR) jumped nearly 46.67 per cent to $1.54 following reports that the specialty TV sports broadcaster was in discussions to be purchased by Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B). China National Offshore Oil Co. raised the takeover price for Calgary-based oil and gas giant Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY) twice before the $15.1-billion bid was ultimately accepted, according to an information circular sent to shareholders. Nexen shares dipped nine cents to $25.45. Eli Lilly’s potential Alzheimer’s disease treatment failed to slow mental decline in two latestage studies, but combined data from both trials showed promising results in patients with mildto-moderate cases of the mindrobbing disease. Its shares were up 3.44 per cent to US$43.86. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov.’12 $6.80 higher $633.60; Jan ’13 $7.20 higher $637.20; March ’13 $6.80 higher $635.30; May ’13 $6.20 higher $620.80; July ’13 $7.60 higher $612.50; Nov. ’13 $5.60 higher $555.00; Jan. ’14 $5.60 higher $556.10; March ’14 $5.60 higher $555.70; May ’14 $5.60 higher $555.70; July ’14 $5.60 higher $555.70; Nov. ’14 $5.60 higher $555.70. Barley (Western): Oct. ’12 unchanged $264.50; Dec. ’12 unchanged $269.50; March ’13 unchanged $272.50; May ’13 unchanged $273.50; July ’13 unchanged $274.00; Oct. ’13 unchanged $274.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $274.00; March ’14 unchanged $274.00; May ’14 unchanged $274.00; July ’14 unchanged $274.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $274.00. Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 327,520 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 327,520.
of all sizes. Last week, Rogers and rival BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) completed their $1.07-billion acquisition of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and its sports television channels. At Score Media’s annual meeting in January, Levy said he was optimistic about the future of the company’s mobile apps. “Our new businesses in the next three to five years we estimate to exceed revenue generated by television,” he said at the time. “The interesting thing about this growth is that 60 per cent of all this growth is coming from outside Canada, where no one’s ever really heard of the Score TV network.” Last year, the company acquired 20 per cent of NuLayer, the developer of its iPhone and iPad apps.
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BEFORE Cheryl Torrenueva, Canadian makeover maven and all-round style beacon, is sitting in the kitchen of her Toronto loft looking relaxed and poised; quite an achievement for a woman who crams into one month more work, travel and excitement than most people see in a lifetime. Yup, Cheryl is busy. Very busy. And that’s just how she likes it. Indeed it’s fair to describe the Ryerson-educated Ms. T as a whirlwind, one that caught our attention six years ago when casting for an on-screen project manager to accompany us on our Home Heist juggernaut. We have no idea how many candidates we considered (dozens, from memory) but, each time we viewed a subject’s tape, it compared less favourably to Cheryl’s. And take it from us, we considered some supremely talented designers — Canada, after all, boasts a rich pedigree of creative talent. To cut a long story short, Cheryl got the job, and the rest, as they say, is history. Fifty-two glorious episodes later, the dye was cast; not only were we colleagues, we’d become close friends into the bargain. Whenever time permitted, Cheryl also appeared on Restaurant Makeover, a popular Food Network Canada show that ran five seasons. Ms T’s remit was to breathe new life into rundown restaurants, working alongside high-profile chefs such as Massimo Capra and Corbin Tomaszeski. With Home Heist complete, we travelled home to Britain, for a period, to film shows such as ITV’s Sixty-minute Makeover, I’m a Celebrity Get me out of Here and Home is Where the Heart is. Cheryl, concurrently, turned her attentions to the U.S., a move that provided traction for her current Canadian opportunity. “I shot a couple of American pilots, which didn’t get picked up, but I didn’t sweat it. I’ve always been a believer that stuff happens when the time’s right.” The right time, it transpired, lay just around the corner. Shortly thereafter, the team behind Restaurant Impossible, a U.S. show hosted by Robert Irvine, approached Cheryl to ask if she’d be interested in appearing as a guest designer. “It went so well I ended up doing a large chunk of the series.” But one particular episode stands out: The White House Edition. The team worked with First Lady Michelle Obama to renovate the kitchen and create a dining room and community garden for a non-profit community centre. “It was lovely watching the kids anxiously waiting to see their new space,” says Cheryl. “The secret service even turned up to make sure the First Lady was welllooked-after. I had to keep pinching myself; it was just so surreal.” After the reveal, Cheryl chewed the fat with Mrs. O, who purred her approval of the redesign. “If I live to be 100, I’ll never forget that moment,” Cheryl says. “Me, the girl from Scarborough, and Michelle Obama. Wow!” Meanwhile, back on home territory, the production company who made Restaurant Makeover was approached to re-launch the popular show, albeit with a makeover all of its own. Renamed Restaurant Takeover, the plan was to re-engage selected players from the past few seasons (Cheryl and Massimo Capra, etc.) but to suffuse the mix with a few new names and a sequence of tweaks to freshen the format. The show, we learn, teams chefs and designers to rescue troubled restaurants. Familiar stuff, perhaps, thus far. Then, with the help of hidden cameras, the drama amplifies as chefs and designers go under-
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cover to reveal why business has faltered. “The biggest challenge, aside from the new secret filming aspect, is the fact we’re dealing with the actual livelihood of restaurateurs,” says Cheryl. “They hand over a cheque for a maximum of $15,000 and the show matches that figure. It’s often the last money they have so we’re really under pressure to make it work.” As we chat, Cheryl strides purposefully across her polished concrete floor, six-inch Gucci heels clicking rhythmically. Mesmerized by the impossibly high hooves, we regain our professional composure and
the chef is doing to ensure each space reflects the overall flavour. It has to be right for the owners, clients and, of course, functional for staff.” And all this has to be completed in just six days? “Yes, but I get along really well with Igor, so it always comes together.” Ah yes, Igor; the show’s long suffering contractor. “He’s actually a sweetheart,” assures Cheryl, “and crucial to the success of each project.” As an adjunct to her TV career, Cheryl also works with private clients and
“My designs, on screen and off, are built to last but I rarely base decisions on trends or current fads. Choosing the wrong wallpaper can literally make or break a restaurant. ask about the differences, if any, between TV restaurant design and client restaurant projects, the latter being another field of business that keeps Cheryl busy. “When it’s a TV show, the owners haven’t met me, so I’m basically sussing what’s best without consultation. Or, as is the case with Restaurant Takeover, via covert cameras and a whole lot of spy work. “My designs, on screen and off, are built to last but I rarely base decisions on trends or current fads. Choosing the wrong wallpaper can literally make or break a restaurant. If I dared use something too fancy — and the crowd was, say, more casual — then clearly there’d be a problem. Every decision is planned. I’m working for the restaurateur but, at the same time, trying to analyze what customers will appreciate.” We remember, from old-style Restaurant Makeover, regular spats between the show’s various protagonists and we wonder if the same drama will apply now that T replaces M in the title. “If there are animated discussions, as I prefer to call them, then it’s because we’re all so passionate about helping the owners,” Cheryl says. “My vision must appeal to all the senses, so I’ll take into account what
Toronto-based design firm C-Living Inc. Alongside father-and-daughter team Reza and Azadeh Banai, she’s helping steer the launch of the company’s new showroom in King East. The new address will provide a complimentary service to the existing Barber Green Road operation. “C-Living is a major provider of contemporary design solutions for residential and commercial projects,” explains Cheryl. “While space division is a particular forte, they’re a true multi-discipline concern. We open in the fall but, in the meantime, we’re enjoying seeing it all come together.” If you like seeing it all come together, and fancy a spot of epicurean high drama with your restaurant design, tune in to Food Network Canada and prepare for gastronomic and designer lift-off. Restaurant Takeover premieres Thursday, Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. on Food Network Canada. Keep up with Cheryl at cheryltorrenueva.com. Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan are the hosts of HGTV’s Colin & Justin’s Home Heist and the authors of Colin & Justin’s Home Heist Style Guide, published by Penguin Group (Canada). Follow them on Twitter @ colinjustin.
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How can one house use 30 per cent less energy compared with a neighbouring house with an identical floor plan, while the more efficient structure also has lower insulation R values in the walls? This situation was discovered in a Brock University study in southern Ontario and it puzzles most building professionals that I mention it to. More importantly, it also points to the need for a more accurate way to measure insulation performance. If you want the best energy performance from your next renovation or new home, STEVE you’ll need to understand MAXWELL more than just R values. Insulation in Canada is often measured by R-value ratings, and this seems straight forward enough. The higher the R value in your walls and attic, the less energy required for heating and cooling. At least in theory, anyway. Trouble is, R values only measure conduction just one of three ways that energy moves. R value numbers offer no insights into energy movement from convection and radiation - and that’s why different kinds of insulation with identical R values deliver wildly different energy performances. Open-cell and loose fill insulation have been the standard in Canadian home building for decades, but the effectiveness of these products has been shown to drop below lab levels in the real world whenever air moves through them. Some situations are worse than others, but every hollow wall cavity and attic space allows some kind of air movement, triggering convective energy losses that are never measured by R values. By contrast, closed cell insulations, such as spray foams and foam sheet goods, are almost completely impervious to air movement. Conductive energy transfer as measured in the lab is all there ever is with foam. The more efficient home in the Brock study used a closed-cell, foam-insulated wall system, and this is why it outperformed the neighbouring home by such a wide margin. Need physical proof that convection is an especially big threat inside traditional wood frame wall cavities? Simply pull off the cover of any plug outlet on an exterior wall on a windy winter day and the drafts you feel coming out of the electrical box shows how much air moves through wall cavities. Even on those rare occasions when open-cell, hollow wall cavities are sealed air tight, internal convection is still an issue. And the bigger the temperature difference between inside and outside wall surfaces, the stronger the forces that drive convection of the air trapped inside the wall itself. In other words, the colder it is outside, the lower the effectiveness of convectionvulnerable, fiber-based insulation. Knowledge of the decreasing effectiveness of this kind of open-cell insulation has been recognized at least as far back as 1990, thanks to a roof performance study published by the Roof Research Center at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The energy performance of loose-fill insulation declined by half as temperatures dropped from 7∫C to -28∫C. Go to www. SteveMaxwell.ca/RValueVideo for a video tutorial explaining more about how and why home insulation is so poorly understood. Another issue is an unavoidable part of traditional wood house framing. About 25 per cent of frame walls are made of wood that extends all the way from interior to exterior surfaces. With wood coming in a
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81 Regatta Way 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Danielle Davies CENTURY 21 ADVANTAGE 1.45 acres 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Dena Arnold ROYAL LEPAGE NETWORK Directions: Hwy 11 West, S on Burnt Lake Trail, left on RR 282, left on TWP 381A, half mile down on left. 42 Country Ridge Close 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Chad Jensen ROYAL LEPAGE NETWORK 125 Pondside Crescent 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Nicole Bratzke SUTTON LANDMARK REALTY 9 Hearthstone Drive 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Barb Munday SUTTON LANDMARK REALTY
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Mediterranean light offers special touch Spanish architect and artistic genius Antoni Gaudi took the presence and conditions of light, and the effect it had on interiors very seriously. Gaudi said, “Light achieves maximum harmony at an inclination of 45 degrees ... neither horizontal nor vertical. This is considered medium light and it offers the most perfect vision of objects and their most exquisite nuances. It is Mediterranean light.” Anyone who has visited this part of the world would have to agree. There is something special about how light resonates in Spain, Italy, Greece, and all countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It was always Gaudi’s goal to construct buildings that opened up their interiors to this precious light. This was accomplished with skylights, windows that varied in size, shutters and blinds, and colour. One of the most famous buildings designed by Gaudi for a wealthy Spanish aristocrat is Casa Batllo in Barcelona. From the outside the facade looks like it has been made from skulls and bones. The “skulls” are in fact balconies and the “bones” are supporting pillars. Gaudi varied window size depending on where the window was in relation to the top of the building. In this way he could ensure uniform lighting conditions in each room of the house. As you
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climb the interior stairs in Casa Batllo there is a range of blues from very dark to light, dramatically mastering the distribution of natural light as you ascended toward the attics and roof terraces. Barcelona is an exceptional city with more Modernist (Art Nouveau) buildings than any other city in the world. New builds and renovations combine the Catalan influence of innovation and nonconformism, and include the best of traditional materials in new and exciting ways. Prestigious Spanish Designer Patricia Urquiola was commissioned to create the interior decor of Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona. Trained as an architect, Urquiola has the passion and imagination of the region, which is evident in the awardwinning avant garde furniture she designs.
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Travel-hungry Canucks explore international house swaps BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
“There are no shows anymore just about making over your home,” says Live Here Buy This producer Danielle Kiraly. “We combine genres so it’s home makeover-slash-travel or it’s travel and fantasy or it’s lifestyle and fantasy.”
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overseas purchases. Still, Canadians would be surprised to see the range of properties that fall in their price range, even in worldclass cities with a reputation for exorbitant rates, says Lapsley. He notes that one Toronto-area family learns that London flats in the city’s centre can differ in price by hundreds of thousands of dollars, even when separated by mere blocks. “The differences can be staggering,” he says. Live Here, Buy This debuts on Monday on HGTV. Other shows returning to the HGTV lineup include House Hunters International on Wednesday and Bryan Baeumler’s Leave It To Bryan on Thursday. New HGTV series include the competition show Four Houses Canada on Thursday, Celebrities at Home on Sept. 7 and Mike Holmes’ new show Holmes Makes It Right on Oct. 16.
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LIGHT: All is white For this hotel, Urquiola created an interior that reflects the open, cosmopolitan character of the great Mediterranean city where is stands, and takes full advantage of the light. Blanc restaurant and lounge is the heart of the hotel. That famous Mediterranean light is filtered into this breathtaking space from the atrium and through large skylights. All is white, with touches of black seen in upholstery trim and table legs, and splashes of green from lush plants. An enormous rectangular metallic grid is suspended over the restaurant tables. Painted white, the patterned grid is reminiscent of an intricate Chinese paper cutout design, symmetrical and delicate. To enhance the ethereal illusion, a hanging garden has been created, blurring the line between indoors and out. Visiting this exciting city and its amazing architecture reminds me once again how important it is to fill our homes, wherever they are, with natural and artificial light. During the day, allow as much natural light in as possible, using shades to filter harsh rays. Open up dark hallways and staircases with a skylight if possible, or install lights to make these passageways shine. And if you have a room with a very tall ceiling, think about creating a grand ceiling decoration. You can accomplish much with a painted design, or install wood planks, a wrought iron grid, or ceiling mouldings. Debbie Travis’ House to Home column is produced by Debbie Travis and Barbara Dingle. Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow Debbie on Twitter at www.twitter.com/debbie_travis, and visit Debbie’s new website, www.debbietravis.com.
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TORONTO — Anyone who’s ever dreamt of pulling up stakes and moving halfway across the globe should be able to relate to the wannabe expats in the new HGTV series Live Here, Buy This. These travel-hungry Canucks have grand ideas of making their favourite vacation getaway their family’s permanent home-sweet-home and why wouldn’t they? Most of the fantasy digs just happen to be in sunny, tropical paradises or culture-rich, centuriesold hamlets. Of course, actually pursuing such a dream is another matter entirely. And so this show takes a closer look at what a Canadian homeowner could get if they sold their home and bought a comparably priced abode elsewhere. “The show is really about presenting options to the homeowners,” says Dave Lapsley, one of three Canadianbased hosts who criss-cross the globe to profile far-flung properties. “Some (foreign) homes, simple homes, were similar to what the homeowners have here ... and then there were other ones (that) were like small castles in Italy or huts right on the beach. There was a treehouse home in Costa Rica. The array of homes was vast.” Each episode of Live Here, Buy This profiles a Canadian family musing on what life could be like elsewhere. They pick three dream locations and are presented with two homes in each locale considered equal in value to their current place. Needless to say, where you could end up and the features you get vary widely depending on where you start and where you want to be. There seemed to be a lot of bang for your buck in rural Italy. Trading a modest $140,000 cottage in Barrie, Ont., can apparently get one family a slightly larger stone country home surrounded by olive groves. But searching for a pad in Croatia proves surprisingly difficult for a Toronto family of four with a $575,000 budget. Their wish list gets them an 84-square-metre (900 square-foot), twobedroom apartment in the heart of the charming coastal town of Rovinj. No one actually moves at the end of each episode — this is merely a glimpse at the possibilities for adventurous globe-trotters, says series producer Danielle Kiraly. “When you go on vacation and you have the greatest time of your life, you go, ‘Oh my God, wouldn’t it be great if we could live here?’ ” says Kiraly. “This is just taking that fantasy one step further.” Fantasy is key to this burgeoning sub-genre that melds real estate porn with travelogue. It’s what seems to have buoyed HGTV’s House Hunters spinoff House Hunters International to surprisingly solid ratings and fuelled a slew of escapist realty series like Selling New York, Selling L.A. and Selling London. Canadians are at the forefront of this niche, says Kiraly, noting that Live Here, Buy This and the Selling franchise all come from the same Toronto-based company, JV Productions. “There are no shows anymore just about making over your home,” she says. “We combine genres so it’s home makeover-slash-travel or it’s travel and fantasy or it’s lifestyle and fantasy.” The lure of a fresh start, or a second home, is big for a lot of people who find themselves increasingly able to take their careers on the road, adds Kiraly. “We’ve had, like, three couples that wanted to open a little business somewhere on a beach, in the Bahamas or Granada, and this is a vehicle for them to see what they can get and how they can live,” she says. Live Here, Buy This visits about 19 countries, including Austria, Spain, France, Thailand and the United States. Kiraly says the most popular dream location was Italy. An attempted shoot in Switzerland was scrapped when producers learned homebuyers must be citizens, she adds, but otherwise the show doesn’t delve into the legal, financial and political red tape that can accompany some
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Accept boyfriendâ€™s rejection and move on to better life Question: I am brokenhearted. I lost my boyfriend, my home, and because I worked for my ex, my job. Starting over is an understatement. We have seen each other off and on, much more off than on. Every time we do see each other, we end up sleeping together. He has said he wants to be loved. He wants a woman to take care of him, touch him endlessly, and pretty much have one end where the other HARLAN begins. COHEN I did this and now literally have no sense of self. But it was never good enough. My touches were not enough. (I was unsoft, as he
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