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Yoga zen for the masses Yoga Shack Gives Back takes place Sunday at 10 a.m. at the JLC Organizers are hoping to see about 500 people take part in session MIKE ARSENAULT

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Lisa Shackelton, owner of The Yoga Shack, practises padangustasana, or toe stand, in preparation for the Yoga Shack Gives Back event at the John Labatt Centre on Sunday morning.

The fights and hard hits that often grace the playing surface of the John Labatt Centre are making way for an activity of gentler origin: yoga. Local studio The Yoga Shack will be holding a fundraising event at the JLC on Sunday morning where instructors will lead a community-wide yoga session. “We’re trying to break a record and have London’s largest yoga (class),” said Lisa Shackelton, owner of The Yoga Shack. “Our yoga teachers are all volunteering, so we’ll be breaking the space into segments, so that each of the groups has people watching them for safety.” Those looking for peace and tranquility while posing may be

Registration opens at 9 a.m., and the yoga class runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enter at Gate 1 of the JLC. All levels welcome, ages 10 and up. Donations are appreciated and go to support Mission Services, which offers emergency shelter, clothing and food to youth and adults. For each $25 donation made online, your name will be entered into a draw for prizes, which include a one-year membership at The Yoga Shack and a family portrait from HRM Photography. To donate or enter online, visit yogashack.ca.

in for a rude awakening, especially considering the capabili-

“A big part of yoga to me is giving back to the community.” LISA SHACKELTON, OWNER OF THE YOGA SHACK

ties of the JLC’s sound system and video board. “We’ve got a great playlist that will be coming all through the John Labatt Centre,” Shackelton said. “We do yoga to all types of music — from classical to Ozzy Osbourne to pop to rap to traditional yoga music.” All donations and money raised for the event go to support Mission Services, a cause close to Shackelton’s heart. “During my teen (years), I actually lived at Teen Girls Home, so Mission Services was really there for me and they were a big part of my life,” she said.


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Eclectic mix at Bluesfest Festival in its 12 year DAWN LYONS

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They just enjoyed a couple of coffees at The Little Red Roaster before checking out the shopping options in Wortley Village. This stretch of nice weather is expected to continue throughout the weekend. According to Environment Canada, the sun will be shining through Sunday with the highs for both days around 30 C. Lows will hover around 20 C. The sunny streak could end on Monday, when there is 60 per cent chance of much-needed showers.

Looking for a local festival with a different feel? According to Chris Gould, the Bluesfest is what you’re looking for. “People bring their own chairs ... and come to have a good time,” said Gould, general manager for the event. “We offer a totally different vibe than any other festival.” According to Gould, Bluesfest achieves this by bringing in a variety of per-

When: Friday to Sunday Where: Corner of King and Clarence streets Tickets: 3-day pass: $55; 1day pass: $30; Schedule and info: thebluesfest.com

formers who offer differing musical styles within the blues framework, and who could not be easily seen elsewhere. “We have always been proud that we bring in bands that people couldn’t

Weapons charges laid Police have laid multiple firearms charges against a London man allegedly seen walking with a sawed-off shotgun around Country Lane on Wednesday morning. A subsequent search warrant on two residences brought guns and weapons

charges against two London women. Terry Silver, 45, has been charged. Christina Brow, 34, also faces multiple weapons charges. Cynthia Nelson, 47, is charged with marijuana possession. METRO

see without travelling great distances,” Gould said, adding that many of the lesser-known acts gain additional opportunities by performing at Bluesfest. “We can then help (bands) develop by offering them gigs in different cities and give them the opportunity to play in front of thousands of people. Some of these bands will blow the roof off of the city.” As first reported on metronews.ca, artists performing this year include Brooks Family Reunion, Sweet Willie Tea, Alto

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Reed’s Motor City All Stars, and Girls With Guitars. Brooks Family Reunion selected the Bluesfest as one of only four performances they are offering in

North America this year. Closing the festival this year is Steven Page, formerly of the Barenaked Ladies. Gould says offering a diverse mixture of performers helps to promote a better understanding of the blues genre. “Because of his history with the Barenaked Ladies, (Page) will probably bring out people who are not blues fans but will discover this type of music. Also, people who come to the festival who don’t know him will discover the type of music he offers.”

Grill House in Crash causes $67K damage Londonlicious Charges have been laid as a cle was stolen from Bowcott Gigs Grill House is also participating in this year’s Londonlicious festival. The restaurant is located at 420 Talbot St. Londonlicious, which runs from Friday to July 31, features three-course meals for $20-$25. METRO

result of a man having driven a stolen vehicle into a house on Marconi Boulevard early Wednesday. The vehicle first struck a light standard before it crashed into a house at 481 Marconi Blvd. An investigation has revealed the vehi-

Crescent. There was approximately $67,800 in damage to the house, roadside property and vehicle. Nathan Wanamaker, 19, has been charged with car theft, assault and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. METRO


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London’s little drama queens (and kings) JASON MENARD/FOR METRO

Tickets for youth performances available at Palace Theatre box office Price is $5 each Children 12 and under are free JASON MENARD

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Video games, TV, the Internet — today’s world offers a multi-sensory buffet for children. But some are choosing to log off and enter stage left, thanks to the London Youth Theatre Education summer program. Run on a shoestring budget, the program exists solely through volunteer efforts, community donations and some corporate support. Participants pay less than $100 for a twoweek summer camp where they join in all aspects of the theatre, up to and including a performance that’s open to the public. “Some kids want to be involved in entertainment, but they aren’t interested in being onstage,” Faith Coates, marketing director for the London Community Players, said. “At this program, they can do set design, costumes, sound — they can

It’s showtime Saturday: The Quest for the Golden Plunger (ages 7 to 9). July 30: Remote Control (ages 10 to 12). Aug. 13: True Colours (ages 13 to 16).

truly be involved in every aspect.” Coates says the continued growth of the program, in its eighth year and expanding to a fall program, shows today’s kids can embrace the stage. “They love it because it’s a true 3-D experience,” Coates said. “Theatre is more than just drama and Shakespeare, and these kids learn the opportunities they can have in the theatre community.”

From left, stage manager Nicole Titus, Juliana Menard, program assistant Aiden Lee Thomas and Olivia Hudson prepare for Saturday’s performance of The Quest for the Golden Plunger by the London Youth Theatre Education summer program.

IT’S TIME FOR A LITTLE BARE-KNUCKLE BALL-PLAYING LIFE WITH THE MAJORS MIKE ARSENAULT MAJORS PITCHER AND IBL INSIDER

I would love to sit here and tell you that my last column was the catalyst for the Majors picking ourselves up off the canvas and regain-

ing our wits just as the referee delivered a standing eight count. (I apologize for all the boxing metaphors over the past two weeks; there was a Rocky marathon on and I couldn’t resist.) In fact, that’s exactly what I’m going to tell you. I will admit the situation looked dire last week. In the clubhouse, we were all saying the right things about how we were going to turn things around, but

there were definitely times during that losing streak where we seriously questioned our ability to bounce back. Jokes and comments that used to be funny fell on deaf ears. At times, the locker room was eerily quiet, a marked departure from the jovial atmosphere at the start of the season. I’m happy to say we’ve shown the necessary resolve to bounce back in the face of adversity: the hall-

Police union asks for conciliator The London Police Association wants to bring in a conciliator to help reach a new contract. Bargaining broke off in June after the two sides were unable to come to a tentative agreement. Dan Axford, the police

association administrator, said a third party might be able to get the discussion moving again without the dispute going to arbitration. Mayor Joe Fontana has warned that police should not expect to get the

three per cent wage hike that other police forces in the province have agreed on. A three per cent salary hike would add about $2.4 million to the police budget, which has soared to $81.9 million this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS

mark of championship teams. We’ve followed the worst stretch of the 2011 season with a five-game winning streak. It’s amazing how much good pitching, defence and timely hitting can cure any inner turmoil affecting a team during a long season. Injuries and work commitments have forced the coaching staff to constantly toggle lineup combinations and look to role players on the team to step up in big BRIAN HILLIER/CONTRIBUTED

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situations. And we’ve been doing that. It seems as if in every game, we have a new teammate playing the role of hero. We’ve righted the ship just in time, but we’re about to encounter the roughest stretch of our schedule — I’m talking Perfect Storm-type rough. Five games in four days, with three of those games coming against our stiffest competition: Barrie and

Soccer day at Hellenic centre It’s all-star soccer Sunday at the Hellenic Community Centre at 133 Southdale Rd. W. The London Area Women’s Soccer League,

Brantford. Mike Arsenault is a pitcher in his first year with the Majors.

Batter up The Majors are in second place with a 19-8 record heading into the weekend. Sunday’s game at 1 p.m. is Rogers TV Fan Day — the first 500 fans receive a custom baseball cheer shaker.

Men’s Western Ontario Soccer League and the Middlesex Men’s Masters Soccer League all-stars will take the field, with proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital of London. The women play at 3 p.m., the men at 5 and the mens masters at 7. Admission is $7; children under 12 are free. METRO


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It’s tough at the top — ask an alpha baboon

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Artist Ai Weiwei gave Metro one of his first interviews after he was released from jail.

The animal kingdom’s just like Bay Street or Ottawa, researchers find Those wielding power are more likely to lead a life filled with stress JEANNE ALTMAN/SCIENCE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Those wielding power and influence are more likely to lead a “stressful” life, according to new U.S.based research on wild baboons. Researchers at Princeton University discovered that alpha males among the wild yellow baboons of Kenya’s Amboseli Basin have higher levels of glucocorticoid, a stress hormone, as well as testosterone. “We found that alpha male baboons exhibit much higher stress hormone levels than beta (second-ranking) males, indicating that being at the very top of a social hierarchy may be more costly than previously

DISSIDENT SPEAKS OUT AI WEIWEI: ‘MY ART WILL NEVER CHANGE’ One of China’s leading dissidents, artist Ai Weiwei, has accepted a teaching post at a top German university. But he fears he won’t be allowed to leave China. Ai, 54, was released from jail in China in June after sentencing in April for “suspected economic crimes.” He is now under house arrest.

When you’re a top baboon, oh, sure, you get the best food and the best girl baboons. But you have to fight a lot.

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thought,” lead author Laurence Gesquiere told Metro. The study is based on the examination of fecal samples from 125 adult ba-

boons over a nine-year period. The baboons’ high stress levels are most likely due to the energy they exert to maintain their

social position, Gesquiere added, with alpha males being more prone to fighting and protecting their mate, as opposed to beta males.

If I remember correctly, it is an assignment as a teacher at Berlin University of the Arts for three years. Why did you accept this new role?

After 81 days put away, I was happy to accept. It’s important to do something for teaching. Describe your life now.

My passport has been taken away. I am not allowed to leave Beijing. I have to report to the police before I go shopping or to a restaurant. Has it affected your art?

My art will never change. It is deep in my bones. But it has made many things clearer. I have been working in the direction of freedom of expression. I think that is most important for my art. JORDAN POUILLE

Guergis violated ethics code, says watchdog DARREN CALABRESE/THE CANADIAN PRESS

The federal ethics watchdog has found former Ontario MP Helena Guergis broke conflict-of-interest rules, acting in a way that would further the financial interests of her husband Rahim Jaffer. Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson says Guergis contravened the MPs’ code when she wrote a letter in 2009 to municipal politicians in her riding. Guergis lost her re-election bid in Simcoe-Grey in

the May 2 federal election.. Guergis, a Conservative MP at the time, asked her town council to consider a pitch by local businessman Jim Wright on a wastemanagement project. Problem was, her husband had been dealing with Wright on a possible business venture. “I determined that Mr. Jaffer was building a business relationship with Mr. Wright during the period when Ms. Guergis prepared and sent the letter to

OPP guns down bear A bear has been shot by a provincial police officer outside a home northeast of Peterborough. A woman on County Road 504 near Apsley called police about the animal, which had been in the area for four days and had been tearing open

garbage containers. Police say the bear approached while the officer was speaking to the woman and began to stalk them. He was forced to shoot the animal because he feared for his and the woman’s safety. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Helena Guergis fought to clear her name after being kicked out of the Tory caucus.

Simcoe County officials,” Dawson says in her report. Dawson finds that Guergis violated a section of the MPs’ code that deals with furthering the private interests of a family member, and another that says MPs cannot use their position to influence a decision that might benefit a family member. Dawson says she experienced long delays in getting documents she requested from Guergis. THE CANADIAN PRESS

‘Harris-like’ layoffs jolt union Public-sector workers in Ontario got 274 pink slips Thursday, the first in what their union is calling the “biggest wave of layoffs since the Mike Harris era.” The Ontario Public Serv-

ice Employees Union expects 1,900 jobs cuts between now and March. The cuts mean the province will stop verifying local social assistance distribution, reduce staffing that monitors collection agencies, and lay off 57 people with technical expertise in water safety and air quality. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Her own saga Rahim Jaffer and Helena Guergis have been out of the public eye since the May election. They had a baby boy late last year, their first child. Guergis was kicked out of the Conservative caucus in April of last year because of unspecified “serious allegations.” The RCMP later cleared her of any wrongdoing.

Jury hits python pair A central Florida couple has been convicted in the death of a toddler strangled by a pet python. A jury found the toddler’s mother Jaren Hare, 21, and her live-in boyfriend Charles (Jason) Darnell, 34, guilty of manslaughter, third-de-

gree murder and child neglect. Authorities say a 2.44metre albino Burmese python wrapped itself around 2-year-old Shianna Hare’s head in 2009. Testimony revealed the snake had not been fed for a month. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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These two bullfighters don’t wear helmets Among their occupational hazards: broken hands and arms from contact with the bull’s head, broken feet and toes from being stepped on by hooves the size of pie plates Don’t call them rodeo clowns or say they’re crazy. Scott Byrne and cousin Jesse Byrne are bullfighters at the Calgary Stampede, and not the Spanish kind that wear sequins and swing a cape at a bull. When a bull rider gets thrown from a snorting, leaping bull that weighs over a ton, their work begins. They distract the animal and draw the beast’s attention away from the cowboy so the vulnerable human has time to get away from those swinging horns. “I get the question quite often, ‘Are you crazy?’” says Scott. “We’re not crazy. We’re just guys that chose a profession that’s a little on the edge. “Crazy to me is someone jumping in a race car and going 200 miles per hour around a race track 500 times.” They’re routinely and mistakenly called “rodeo clowns.” There is a rodeo

clown on the arena infield who entertains the crowd during down time. Bullfighters in the past have worn makeup and baggy pants, which has contributed to their misidentification. “Now we wear jerseys and no makeup. We’re trying to define it now,” Scott explains. “A lot of people will ask what you do and you say you’re a bullfighter and they just don’t get it. You just say ‘clown’ and they get it and then you explain we have nothing to do with being funny.

Recognition Pat on the back. The bullfighters get a nod or pat on the back from a cowboy after they’ve helped him get out of trouble. Voting for the best. The ultimate validation is when

“How many times have I been hit with a horn? Man, I don’t know. A lot.... There isn’t a day that goes by when you haven’t come in contact with a bull.” SCOTT BYRNE, BULLFIGHTER

“It’s our job to protect cowboys and make sure they can go ride safely the next day.” Added Jesse: “There’s nothing wrong with being the Top 15 riders in Canada vote for the bullfighters they want at the Canadian Finals Rodeo each year. Career. Bullfighter Scott Byrne has worked at the CFR nine times in his career while cousin Jesse Byrne has been there three times.

5 called a clown, but I don’t think there’s anything funny about what we’re doing.” The Byrnes and David Sandiland work as a threeman team at the Stampede to divert the bull once the rider hits the infield turf. Thankfully, bulls don’t seem to have a long attention span. Quick movements combined with a holler, clap or whistle can be enough to cause the animal to lose interest in the cowboy. If the cowboy lands awkwardly and can’t quickly get away and the bull decides to exact revenge, then the bullfighter tries to get between the pursuer and the pursued. “Essentially, we’re just getting their attention so whatever works, but there has to be a system to it with the three of us working in the arena together,” Jesse explains. “It’s all basically angles and timing.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Thousands of people bid farewell to the Gigantes, the San Fermin Comparsa giant figures — a tradition during the nine days — at the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona northern Spain on Thursday. Revellers chase a bull into the sea during the Bous a la Mar festival on Thursday in Denia, Spain. The Spanish Bous a la Mar, or Bulls to the Sea festival, is held in honour of the Santisima Sangre and commemorates a monk named Pedro Esteve, who, as the legend has it, saved the coastal town of Denia from a plague in 1633. A reveller runs beside a bull on Thursday at the entrance to the bullring during the last running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas. A man runs follows a Nunez del Cuvillo ranch bull into the bullring during the last running of the bulls.

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India ‘vulnerable’ to terror attacks: Minister Wednesday’s bombings marks worst terror attack in India since 2008 siege, which killed 166 people over 3 days No group claims responsibility ANUPAM NATH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, centre, attends the burial of his half-brother Ahmed Wali Karzai in Karz, Afghanistan, on Wednesday.

Memorial for Karzai’s brother turns bloody A suicide attacker with a bomb hidden inside his turban killed four people, including himself, and wounded 13 others Thursday at a memorial reception for Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s murdered half-brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai. A second separate blast in this embattled southern city killed one other person and injured two others. A spokesman for the provincial governor, Zalmai Ayubi, said there were no federal cabinet members among the casualties. The country’s defence, public works and interior ministers were all in attendance at the memorial service, which was intended to give mem-

bers of the public an opportunity to express their condolences to the family of Ahmed Wali Karzai. The president, who attended his half brother’s funeral Wednesday, apparently returned to Kabul almost immediately afterward aboard a Canadian C-130J transport plane. Maj. Gen. Mohammad Naim Momeen, of the National Directorate of Security, said the bomber, a teenaged boy, was searched before entering, but the explosive was hidden in his turban. “To search the turban is an insult,” Momeen said. “The insurgents are using our traditions and customs against us.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

The triple bombing that killed 17 in the heart of India’s financial capital sparked anger Thursday over the government’s inability to prevent terror strikes despite overhauling security forces after the 2008 Mumbai siege. Indian officials say they have made extraordinary security reforms since 10 Pakistani terrorists rampaged across the city nearly three years ago, but following Wednesday’s attack they warned they may never be able to guarantee a terror-free nation in a region plagued by extremism. “We live in the most troubled neighbourhood in the world,” said Indian Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, pointing to nearby Pakistan and Afghanistan. “Every part of India is vulnerable.”

Mumbai, a city of 18 18 million people, is the heart of India’s business community. It houses the country’s stock exchange and the popular Bollywood film industry.

An Indian paramilitary soldier checks the luggage of passengers at the railway station in Gauhati, India Thursday.

No terror group claimed responsibility — and investigators had no immediate suspects — in the bombings that shook three separate neighbourhoods within minutes during Wednesday’s busy evening rush. Chidambaram said the

government had no intelligence warning. “Whoever has perpetrated this attack has worked in a very, very clandestine manner,” he said. A former top intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity

Tunisia to have UN human rights office The UN human rights chief says her organization is setting up its first North African office in Tunisia, a sign of the fledgling democracy’s bid to break with practices of the ousted auto-

cratic regime. Former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to exile Jan. 14 after a month of uprisings, inspiring popular revolts in other Arab nations. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

of the investigation, said the attack had the hallmarks of the Indian Mujahideen, an Islamic militant group linked to Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba that has claimed past terror attacks that used similar explosives. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Afghan civilian deaths on rise: Report The number of Afghan civilians killed in war-related violence rose 15 per cent in the first half of this year, according to a UN report released Thursday that offered grim statistics about the human toll of increased fighting. Violence has been on the rise as the Taliban and other insurgents try to regain territory lost in the fall and winter to the U.S.-led coalition in southern Afghanistan. The coalition had no immediate comment. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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New hope for U.S. debt-ceiling deal? CHARLES DHARAPAK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Senate leaders discuss fallback plan as crisis talks continue Same day Wall Street warns of catastrophe The top Democrat and Republican in the U.S. Senate are constructing a legislative detour for President Barack Obama, a path around the bitter partisan divide over raising the American debt limit and avoiding a U.S. default on its spiralling debt. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader, and Sen. Mitch McConnell, the top Republican, are at work on a legislative manoeuvre that would give Obama the power to raise the debt limit unilaterally. That would sidestep the seemingly intractable impasse in White House talks that have failed now in five sessions to find an agreement with Republicans in the House of Representatives who are demanding dramatic spending cuts but are refusing Obama’s insistence that tax loopholes also be closed to raise federal income. Obama’s Treasury Department has said Aug. 2

is the deadline for raising the debt limit to forestall an unprecedented American default on obligations at home and abroad. The Reid-McConnell plan would leave the sharply polarized Congress to legislate whatever spending cuts it could muster. Obama will hold a news conference Friday to address the status of negotiations, his second of the week on a subject that has consumed Washington as the deadline approaches. The United States hit its current $14.3-trillion debt ceiling in May and has been able to juggle the books through the end of July to stay current on its debt payments and obligations to domestic programs. Come Aug. 2, however, various administration officials have suggested members of the U.S. military might go without pay as would Americans dependent on monthly

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Republican and Democratic leaders regarding the debt ceiling in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Wednesday.

payments from Social Security, the federal pension system for retired people. Washington likewise could find itself unable to pay outstanding interest and principle on Treasury bonds, widely held by Americans, international investors and countries

around the globe. Word that Democrat Reid and Republican McConnell were at work on a compromise fallback plan came as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon admonished bickering lawmakers

that failure to avoid an unprecedented default could have a devastating effect on an already-anemic economy. Testifying before a Senate panel, Bernanke said a default would deal a “selfinflicted wound” to the nation’s economy, driving up

interest rates and slowing growth. Dimon, speaking to reporters in New York, said default could prove catastrophic. “Why take that chance? I wouldn’t take that chance,” he said, answering his own rhetorical question. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Murdochs agree to be questioned in U.K. SANG TAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rupert Murdoch and his son James first refused, then agreed Thursday to appear before U.K. lawmakers investigating phone hacking and police bribery, while in the U.S., the FBI opened a review into allegations the Murdoch media empire sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims. Those two developments — and the arrest of another former editor of a Murdoch tabloid — deepened the cri-

sis for News Corp., which has seen its stock price sink as investors ask whether the scandal could drag down the whole company. Murdoch defended News Corp.’s handling of the scandal, saying it will recover from any damage caused by the phone-hacking and police-bribery allegations. The 80-year-old told The Wall Street Journal — which is owned by News Corp. — that he is “just getting annoyed” at all the re-

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, right, and his son Lachlan Murdoch, centre, a board member of Australia’s Network Ten, in central London on Thursday.

A new report says broadcast distributors earned more money — and more profits — last year. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says

combined revenues for cable, satellite and multipoint distribution companies for the year ending last Aug. 31 rose to $12.5 billion from $11.4 billion the year before. THE CANADIAN PRESS

to U.S. Digital-music service Spotify arrived in the United States on Thursday, aiming its addictive, free

song service at American listeners in the hope that they will then pay for more features, just as nearly two million have done in Europe. But a spokesperson for the company said there is no “news or timescales on a launch” for Canada. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Media empire Murdoch began his media career in Australia in 1952 after inheriting The News newspaper after the death of his father. He has built News Corp. into one of the world’s biggest media groups, with market capitalization of $46 billion and assets including Fox News, The New York Post and three newspapers in Britain.

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cent negative press. He also dismissed reports he would sell his U.K. newspapers to stem the scandal, calling the suggestion “pure and total rubbish.” A law enforcement official in New York said the FBI was looking into allegations that employees of News Corp. tried to hack into the telephones of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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The flipside: Recent years have been riddled with political unrest, ecological catastroMIKE BENHAIM phes and trends of increasMETRO ing inhumanity, and there are still millions without the most basic nourishment and shelter. Consequently, the new Harry Potter movie already has $32 million in advance ticket sales, but to put things into perspective... it’s in 3-D. Cotton-eyed Joes: It’s Calgary Stampede time again, and everyone’s flocking to Southern Alberta for some rodeo, clogging and deep-fried culinary concoctions. Take that, America. You’re not the only ones with crazy cowboys and country music. Goliath falls ... on his wallet: One of my favourite ’80s comedies is Trading Places. Specifically, when Eddy Murphy and Dan Aykroyd bankrupt their ruthless employers, The Dukes. Recognition of this Karmic retribution sends the Dukes into a meltdown, turning on each other and everyone who once feared and revered them, as one collapses into cardiac arrest, while the other, frothing at the mouth, commences a stroke, yelling, “How could they do this to us? We’re ruined!” Anyone else thinking of Rupert Murdoch right now? Need a P?: Lindsay Lohan stood proud last week as the results of her drug tests finally came back negative. Yay! Tests also revealed that she has the healthy testicles of a 12-year-old Mexican boy. Berry picking: I am forbidden from commenting due to my own personal history with Halle, but I will say this: What kind of world do we live in when a writer can’t enjoy a peaceful dinner in a tree outside a celebrity’s window with binoculars and a camcorder, without her getting all creeped out? Geez. Get over yourself, lady. Canada’s got imagination: Ever notice that none of the judges on America’s Got Talent are actually American? I mean, if they “got talent,” how come they don’t “got judges”? In any case, whenever the U.S. has a hit, Canada likes to have its own, less profitable version, hence Citytv’s presentation of Canada’s Got Talent. CGT will hold auditions this fall for illusionists, acrobats, ventriloquists, rejects from Canadian Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, or anyone who enjoys repeated public disgrace. NKOTBSB: Acronym for the tasteless combination of two exceptionally ripened retro-boybands peddling their respective brands of nostalgic mediocrity to recently divorced mothers reliving a time when their waistlines were favourably offset by the disproportionate dimensions of their hair and shoulders. (New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys — now on tour.) Sudan-ly I see: After decades of unrest, South Sudan finally achieved independence on July 9th. The new government must now rise to the challenge of providing necessities for its citizens. Immediate concerns include clean water, roads, schools, currency, Starbucks and a Walmart. Vaya con dios, fellow citizens.

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line video’s biggest stars isn’t immune to copyright claims. Lady Gaga’s YouTube account was suspended Thursday. The notice read that the suspension was due to “multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s copyright policy.” The Google Inc.-owned YouTube declined to comment. It’s YouTube policy to remove accounts after three copyright violations, though they can be restored after being corrected. Reports have suggested that the infringing video was a recently uploaded clip of Gaga’s performance on Fuji TV. The account, “ladygagaofficial,” is one of two for Gaga. The removed channel is run by Gaga’s camp, while she also has an unaffected Vevo account. The Vevo account, which has more than 1.6 billion views, generally debuts her music videos. Co-owned by Universal Music Group and Sony Entertainment, Vevo is a music-video platform that also distributes videos on YouTube. The suspension is expected to be temporary.

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Replace the gym with 20 litres of wine Scientists have discovered that resveratrol, a natural substance found in grapes and wine can reverse the negative effects of zero gravity in rats. Why should you care if you are not an astronaut? “We feel the resveratrol would be a good way to prevent the effects of physical inactivity for people who cannot undergo regular activity,” Dr. Stéphane Blanc said.

For the experiment, two groups of rats were suspended by their tails, to create the effect of zero gravity. One group was given daily 400-milligramper-kilogram supplements of resveratrol, the others were given nothing. The scientists initially tested the rats to see whether the resveratrol was able to prevent loss of muscle mass. It was. They then looked at its effect on muscle metabolism. It was positive. After further tests the team found the same dosage of resveratrol had positive effects on bone density and insulin resistance, a cause of diabetes. According to Blanc, the average person would have to drink 20 litres of wine for the equivalent of one reservatrol supplement given to the rats. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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This is the one muggles far and wide have been waiting for; the final face-off between boy wizard Harry Potter and his nemesis Lord Voldemort. Elder wand in hand, the merciless leader of the Death Eaters attacks the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, bringing about a fiery showdown between Harry, Hermione and Ron and the dark forces who put both the wizarding and muggle worlds at risk. Ratings: Richard: 8881 1⁄2 Mark: 8881

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Richard Crouse: Mark, the decision to break the final Potter book into two movies was criticized as a money grab, just a cheap way to get a few extra dollars out of Potterheads before the franchise ends. But I have to tell you I think they made the right move. The movie is completely satisfying, with a well told story and great action scenes. What did you think? Mark Breslin: Yes, Richard, you’re right. The movie is completely satisfying. But I think it’s at the expense of the movie that preceded it, which I found inert and talky; the worst of the franchise. But this

one felt like a thrilling send-off to characters we’ve grown to love, with some great action set pieces thrown in for good measure. RC: This is as close to an all-out action movie as there is in the Potter series. Harry’s Horcrux hunt (say that three times fast!) takes up much of the movie leading up to some major revelations, an existential train station scene and a heartwarming conclusion, but along the way it’s an exciting ride. A small quibble though. What did you think of the 3D? It didn’t add much to the experience for me.

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MB: The best thing I can say about the 3D is that it was unobtrusive, letting us pay attention to the complex plotting. But I think the movie, unlike most in the series, doesn’t work as a standalone film. It would make little sense if you haven’t seen the last few installments. And fans of Ralph Fiennes’ Voldemort won’t be disappointed — he’s as creepy a villain as you can imagine, with lots of screen time. By the way, I did try saying Harry’s Horcrux Hunt and was kicked out of the restaurant I was in.

since Boris Karloff and really brought something to a character that could have been one note. And you’re right, it isn’t a standalone, but it doesn’t have to be. Harry Potter has stood at the centre of popular culture for the last decade. The franchise is the thing, not just the one picture.

RC: I thought Alan Rickman stole the show. He has the creepiest vocal tics

RC: I have to tell you, I think the new one is the best of the bunch!

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Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the upcoming season of the high-school musical will be the last for Canadian actor Cory Monteith and several of his high-profile costars. Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and other cast members will “graduate” after the third season of the hit Fox show. THE CANADIAN PRESS

MB: In which case, I ask you, Richard, which were your favourites? Mine were the first three, when the world of Hogwarts was at its most innocent, and this one, with its brisk pace and brutal efficiency. Giancarlo Esposito breaks new ground as a Breaking Bad foe in its return for Season 4

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Winnie the Pooh Genre: Family Director: Stephen Anderson, Don Hall 8811

Pooh Bear’s latest bigscreen adventure, simply titled Winnie the Pooh, goes back to the source for its inspiration, weaving together six chapters

of Milne’s stories to form one satisfying whole. Directors Stephen Anderson and Don Hall have wisely updated the story — the pace is snappier than the classic 1960’s cartoons — but kept the elements that have made Pooh an indispensable character for the under-

10 crowd. The gentle humour is in place, along with the beautiful watercolour backgrounds and the voices so connected to the series (they’re done by different people now, but are true to the style established by Walt Disney himself). RICHARD CROUSE

“‘Winnie the Pooh’ is classic Disney.” “Like a big pot of honey, it's awesome!” - Richard Crouse, Canada AM

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Actors Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis say their new film Friends with Benefits is more of a buddy comedy NED EHRBAR

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Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis want people talking about their new movie, Friends with Benefits. Just don’t call it a romantic comedy. “We always thought of it more as comedy than a romantic comedy,” says Kunis. “If anything, it was a two-hander — a buddy comedy with a little romance in it. Because you care about the characters and you watch the charac-

ters fall in love, but it’s not your stereotypical romantic comedy.” Timberlake is on the same page about the film, about two love-weary friends who embark on a sexual relationship without all that messy romance stuff. “I don’t know that we’ve ever treated it like a romantic comedy or a slacker comedy. To me, funny is funny and not funny is not funny,” he says. “And so we just wanted to find the funny in all

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these situations, and that’s how we treated this.” Friends with Benefits marks a major milestone for both Timberlake and Kunis, as it’s the first time either has top-lined a film, though they’ve both received positive reviews for supporting turns in the Social Network and Bad Teacher in Timberlake’s case, and Black Swan and Forgetting Sarah Marshall in Kunis’. Still, taking the lead has to come with new pressures, but Timberlake insists they’re quickly pushed aside. “We deal with those demons before we sign contracts. After you commit to the movie, you have to let all that stuff go,” he says, though he admits having Kunis along for the ride was a huge help. “That was a little bit of a comfort, knowing that you were going to be sharing the bill and the comedy and the whole movie with a counterpart,” he adds. “There’s never a moment in this movie where it’s just one of us out there by ourselves.” If the premise of Friends with Benefits sounds more than a little familiar, that’s because it’s not the first movie this year to tackle the idea of pals hooking up. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher gave it a go in January with No Strings Attached.


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LONDON Mustang Drive-In -London 2551 Wilton Grove Rd., 519-644-1160 Bad Teacher (14A) Fri-Thu 11:30 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG) Fri 9:40 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG) Fri 12:15 Sat-Thu 9:40 Horrible Bosses (14A) Fri 2:40 Sat-Thu 12 Zookeeper (G) Fri-Thu 9:45

Hyland Cinema 240 Wharnclie Road South, 519-913-0313 The Conspirator (PG) Fri 9:15 Sat 3:30 Sun 8:30 Mon 6:45 Tue 3:30 Wed 1 Thu 9:15 Meek’s Cutoff (PG) Fri 1 Sat 9:15 Sun 1 Mon 4 Tue 9:15 Wed 7 Thu 1 The Tree of Life (PG) Fri 3:30-6:45 Sat 16:45 Sun 3-6 Mon 1:30-9 Tue 1-6:45 Wed 3:30-9 Thu 3-6:45

Rainbow Cinemas London 355 Wellington St., 519434-3073 Bad Teacher (14A) Fri-Wed 7:25-9:30 Cars 2 (G) Fri-Wed 1:20-3:55-7-9:35 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: 3D (PG) Fri-Wed 1-3:507:05-9:45 Horrible Bosses (14A) Fri-Wed 1:053:20-5:30-7:40-9:50 Larry Crowne (PG) Fri-Wed 8:45 Mr. Popper’s Penguins (G) Fri-Wed 1:10-3:15-5:20 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG) Fri-Wed 1-4-7:30 Winnie the Pooh (G) Fri-Wed 1:15-3-5-7 Zookeeper (G) Fri-Wed 12:50-3:10-5:257:35-9:45

Western Film Room 340, UCC Building Green Lantern (PG) Fri-Thu 9 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) Fri 7 Sat-Sun 2:304:30-7 Mon-Thu 7

Wellington 8 Cinemas 983 Wellington Rd. S, 519685-2529 Bad Teacher (14A) Fri-Thu 9:20 Cars 2 (G) Fri-Thu 12:50-4-6:45-9:30 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:101-3:10-4:10-6:30-7:15-9:35-10:15 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: 3D (PG) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:30-3:40-6:50-10 Horrible Bosses (14A) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:10-4:20-7:10-9:50 Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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Lights dim on Friday Nights The cast members reflect on five seasons of Friday Night Lights BILL RECORDS/NBC

On Friday, the small-town Texas drama Friday Night Lights will end its five-season run as one of the finest, most humanistic shows on television. Though never a ratings success, the show gradually found a fervent following. Shot on location around Austin, Texas, and in a collaborative and improvisational style, FNL will be particularly remembered for its naturalism. Instead of elaborate sets and rigid blocking, scenes were typically captured by three cameras following the action of the many characters of Dillon, a football-obsessed town anchored by the moral centres of coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and guid-

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ance counsellor Tami Taylor (Connie Britton). On a show largely about community, the making of FNL, too, was a kind of community. Though much of the

cast came and went throughout the show’s run as characters graduated from high school and moved on, FNL was its own family. The final season already

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Connie Britton (Tami Taylor)

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Michael B. Jordan (Vince Howard) “One of the first people I met down there was Brad Leland (Buddy Garrity). I walked into a Mexican restaurant and I went over and introduced myself to him. I said, ‘You might not know who I am, but I’m playing x, y, z on the show.’ He said, ‘Michael. Michael, listen to me, Michael. This is something that you’ll never, ever, ever forget. You’re part of something special. And you just wait until you go to set on Monday and you’ll find out for yourself, because I can’t tell it with any justice.’ That was the first welcoming I got and he didn’t speak one false word. Everything he said was true.�

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Actress, Drama Series: Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights, DirecTV. Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife, CBS. Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law, NBC. (Pictured). Mireille Enos, The Killing, AMC. Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC. Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC.

Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory, CBS. (Pictured). Glee, Fox. Modern Family, ABC. The Office, NBC. Parks and Recreation, NBC. 30 Rock, NBC. HANDOUT

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And the nominees are... Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire, HBO. Dexter, Showtime. Friday Night Lights,

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Cinema Verite, HBO. Downton Abbey (Masterpiece), PBS. The Kennedys, ReelzChannel. Mildred Pierce, HBO. (Pictured). The Pillars of the Earth, Starz. Too Big to Fail, HBO.

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Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory, CBS. Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory, CBS. Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime. Louis C.K., Louie, FX Networks. Steve Carell, The Office, NBC (Pictured). Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC.

Actress, Comedy Series: Laura Linney, The Big C, Showtime. Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly, CBS. (Pictured). Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime. Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC. Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope, Fox. Tina Fey, 30 Rock, NBC.

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Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel tries to satisfy kids, parents with her new music, new role on Fox When Zooey Deschanel was a little girl, she listened to children’s music by Harry Nilsson, Carole King and others — and those songs remain on her playlist today. So when the actress and She & Him singer was tapped to write the closing song for the new Winnie the Pooh movie, she sought to set that same kind of standard for her tune. The 31-year-old is known for her quirky performances in films including (500) Days of Summer and Elf, as well as her musical career with M. Ward as part of the retro, folkypop duo of She & Him. Though considered left of the mainstream, she has a chance to connect with the masses this fall on The New Girl, a Fox TV come-

More about her Where you can find out more about her.

dy. Deschanel talked with The Associated Press about all things Pooh, her new series and her next role.

Zooey’s website Be sure to check out her Tumblr blog zooeydeschanel.tumblr. com

know, it’s so rare, just even in the world of movies, to get a really great role, and to get a great role that I get to like, play for a long time, is so exciting, and I feel like, I just don’t get these kind of roles.

Were you a big Winnie the Pooh fan?

I was. I feel like if you asked me when I first heard of Winnie the Pooh, I don’t remember, because it’s so much a part of my childhood. ... I feel like it would be weird if I didn’t love Winnie the Pooh.

Has your sister Emily (who stars in Fox’s Bones) given you any advice about the world of television?

Is writing for movies different from what you do with She & Him because of all the visual elements?

As far as lyrically, you want to hit the point and hit the themes without being too specific, because if you’re too specific, for me, No. 1, it’s very unsubtle. You have to walk a line lyrically ... I want it to feel like the movie without it

Zooey Deschanel wrote the closing song for the film, which opens in theatres on July 15

being about the movie. You take the themes into account, but you’re not telling them what happens

in the movie. They just saw the movie, they don’t need to be told what happened.

Are you excited about jumping into television?

I am. ... When I got the script, I thought, well, you

WILL U2 EVER BE ABLE TO TOP U2? SOUND CHECK

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As I stood watching U2 play the 105th of 111 shows on their 360 Tour, all I kept thinking was “Now what?” No tour has sold more tickets or grossed this much money. Every single show throughout the seven legs has sold out — this despite a million tickets having been thrown into disarray by Bono’s back injury last year. By the time it comes to an end in Moncton, on the 30th, the total box office take will be somewhere around $700 million. So I ask again: Now what? Everyone in the indus-

After the 360 Tour - what’s next for U2?

try that I’ve heard from — including the mysterious Arthur Foegel of Live Nation, the Canadian mastermind behind this tour and mega-tours by Madonna, the Police, David Bowie and other superstars — acknowledges that there isn’t another act on the planet capable of duplicating what U2 has done. Even the U2 organization

itself can’t imagine anything bigger or more successful. Why? After 35 years, U2 remains a working rock ’n’ roll band that still can release albums and have them go platinum around the world. Their catalogue is so deep that it spans generations of fans. Everyone goes to the shows because they love

different parts of that catalogue. Tours are global events that attract heads of state. (When I saw the show in Moscow last summer, Mikhail Gorbachev was in the stands behind me.) There’s just not another act with U2’s musical firepower or financial backing. There isn’t another band capable of

raising the start-up capital for staging a tour as big as 360. U2 and their people had to spend upwards of $150 million before a single ticket was sold. The three Claw stages alone cost $35 million each. Their construction is so sophisticated that bidders from four continents want to buy them for conversion into permanent concert pavilions. In the current musical environment, I can’t see anyone ever outdoing this U2 tour. The Rolling Stones? They might come close, but they’d have to play more shows — and at their ages, that would be tough. I may just have to fly to Moncton to see that final show. Not because I want to see U2 again but because once the lights go down at the end of the set, I fear that we will never, ever see the likes of a rock ’n’ roll show on this scale ever again.

Yeah, she’s been really great and really generous about offering me advice, and we’re on the same network, so she knows everybody involved and everything, so she’s been a really great person to talk to in the whole experience.

Scene in brief Blake loves NYC, Odd Future BACK AGAIN. James Blake

loves New York. No, really. Beyond the cliche, the singer-songwriter has a thing for the Big Apple. “It’s very quickly becoming my favourite place.” It makes sense, then, that he’s performing there again after playing NYC just two months ago. And he’s excited to check out some of the other acts. “There are some people I’m really excited to see. I was fascinated by Odd Future at SXSW. To me, it looked like that festival kind of broke them. They did really well to show people what they can do. I saw them twice. The second time it took me a while to get in. PAT HEALY


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Miranda Kerr names her kid after dead ex Actress gets permission from Bloom to name the baby after her first love

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Miranda Kerr named her and Orlando Bloom’s son in part after a deceased exboyfriend, she tells Australia’s Daily Telegraph. One of baby Flynn’s middle names, Christopher, was chosen in honour of Kerr’s first boyfriend, Christopher Middlebrook, who died in a car accident as a teenager. “Chris and I had been dating for two years,” she says. “After he died, I wrote him a letter that said I hoped to name my first child after him. I told Orlando and he was the one who said he’d be happy to do that.” The baby’s full name is Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom. METRO

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Grant taking the lead in NOTW crusade SETTLING BEEFS. While

Hugh Grant was originally motivated to expose the News of the World phone-hacking scandal because he himself had been hacked, he says a larger sense of outrage quickly took over, according to People magazine. “I don’t think I would be on a crusade if it weren’t for the fact that they were winked at by the police, and winked at by our government,” Grant says in a lengthy interview with the magazine. “Although a lot of my stuff comes from personal grievance, I also am properly outraged for my country.” METRO

Scarlett going back to Ryan?

Despite being linked to a number of Hollywood bachelors, Olivia Wilde says she’s happy spending some time alone after her divorce from Italian prince Tao Ruspoli. In fact, she’s having a tough time moving on. “The trauma of the whole thing has been

humbling, and for the first time, I’m a little bit wobbly,” Wilde tells Marie Claire. “But I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person." METRO

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“Crying in my car singing Adele's Rolling in the Deep, an image of broken hearts littering the highway” @ConanOBrien

“There’s a restaurant in Chinatown where I can eat without being recognized. I’ll never go there.”

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weeks after their divorce had been finalized, exes Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds were spotted enjoying a cosy night out at an L.A. restaurant, according to People magazine. “They were leaning in closely to each other when talking. They were being flirty,” a source says. The amicable dinner date comes amid rumors that Reynolds has been quietly dating Charlize Theron for months. METRO

Olivia Wilde

“My daughter @AlecBaldwin just tweeted that I am a twitter whore. This social media is rough.”

Renee chasing after that Full House? DOES THAT MAKE HER AUNT BECKY? Rumored couple

Renee Zellweger and John Stamos were spotted spending the day at Disney Land recently, where the pair “were having a great time laughing and dancing as they walked from one ride to another,” a source tells Us Weekly. Trying to keep a low profile worked better for Zellweger than Stamos. Several fans recognized him, asking an incognito Zellweger if she could take a picture of them with the former Full House star. METRO


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These Pork Chops with Yuzu-Miso Marinade are marinated in miso overnight for two reasons. First, it takes time for the pork to absorb the miso flavour. Second, it gives the active bacteria culture in miso time to tenderize the meat. The result is tender, lip-smacking chops with a pleasing touch of heat from yuzu kosho.

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Preparation:

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Mix miso, sake, mirin, yuzu kosho, scallions, and sesame oil in bowl to make marinade. Pour three-fourths of marinade into baking dish or rimmed sheet

Ingredients: • 1/4 cup red miso • 1 tablespoon sake • 1 tablespoon mirin • 2 teaspoons red yuzu kosho • 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions (white and green parts) • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sesame oil • 4 bone-in pork chops (about 11/2 pounds)

1. Preheat grill so leftover food or sauce burns and brushes off easily. 2. Trim excess fat from meat before grilling to help reduce flare-ups.

This recipe makes four servings.

pan and reserve rest. Lay pork chops in marinade and flip 4 times to generously coat. Marinate for 12 hours.

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Preheat grill to a twozone fire (medium and hot). Start grilling on hot heat for about 1

minute, shift the chops to medium heat. After about 4 minutes, flip and repeat the twozone grilling on the other side. 10 mins total.

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Take a crunchy bite out of these Crispy Chicken Wings with Seven-Spice-Power Marinade Wings are incredibly popular in Japan, whether they’re fried, steamed, poached, and grilled. Called teba yaki, grilled wings are prepared in a number of ways and also skewered as yakitori. These are made with seven-spice-powder marinade.

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This recipe makes four servings.

• 1/2 cup sesame oil • 2 tablespoons shichimi togarashi • 1/4 cup soy sauce • 2 teaspoons salt • 2 pounds chicken wings

3. Always brush barbecue sauce on food towards the end of cooking to prevent sugars from burning.

Whisk together sesame oil, shichimi togarashi, soy sauce, and salt in bowl to make marinade. Pour threefourths of marinade onto baking dish; reserve rest. Lay wings in marinade and flip 4 times to generously coat all over.

every 1 minute and brushing on reserved marinade after each turn. Wings are ready when they are sizzling and browned.

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4. Never pierce meat with a fork to flip it on the grill. This releases juices making it less moist.

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Roger Clemens, right, leaves the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

Clemens’ trial tossed due to prosecution’s mistake “I have the ability and the backing to give fair criticism. The only time I have trouble with people giving criticism is when they haven’t walked that walk. I’ve walked many walks in my 19-year career, so I think any criticism that I give should be fair.” RETIRED NBA SUPERSTAR SHAQUILLE O’NEAL, WHO ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY

Judge leaves question of a new trial for former all-star up in the air Almost as soon as it began, former baseball star Roger Clemens’ perjury trial ended Thursday — in a mistrial the judge blamed on prosecutors and said a “first-year law student” would have known to avoid. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton called a halt to the trial under way after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that he had ruled out — videotaped revelations that former teammate Andy Pettitte had said he’d told his wife Clemens confessed to using a drug. Walton scolded prosecutors and said he couldn’t let the former all-star pitcher face prison if convicted on

“Government counsel should have been more cautious.” U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE REGGIE WALTON

such “extremely prejudicial” evidence. “Mr. Clemens has to get a fair trial,” Walton said. “In my view, he can’t get it now.” Defence lawyer Rusty Hardin, who had asked for the mistrial declaration, patted an unsmiling Clemens on the back as the judge announced his decision. As he left the courthouse, Clemens did not comment but accepted hugs from a couple of court workers, shook hands with the security guards and au-

tographed baseballs for fans waiting outside. Walton said he would hold a hearing Sept. 2 to decide whether Clemens should face another trial. Hardin told reporters, “I wouldn’t even hazard a guess” about what Walton will decide. Walton could end the prosecution by declaring that a new trial would run afoul of double jeopardy — the right not to be brought to trial twice on the same charges for the same offence. But experts said it

was unlikely that he would go that far, especially since the trial was just under way. Pettitte had told committee investigators that Clemens confessed in 1999 or 2000 that he used human growth hormone. The quick end on the second day of testimony was the second mistrial involving a superstar accused in baseball’s steroids scandal. Barry Bonds was convicted three months ago of obstruction of justice, but a mistrial was called on three more serious false-statements charges after jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NFL talks continue as pre-season looms With time running short to keep the NFL’s pre-season intact, owners and players got into another long round of labour talks Thursday, trying to break the impasse that has kept the NFL shut down for four months. Each group turned out in force for the latest negotiations at a Manhattan law firm, and for the second straight day discussions stretched into the evening. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and eight of the 10 members of the owners’ labour committee were present. NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith and a half-dozen current or former players were also there. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NBA cuts 11 per cent of workers The NBA laid off about 114 people over the last two days, planned cost-cutting moves that a league spokesman said Thursday are “not a direct result of the lockout.” Spokesman Mike Bass said it is “a response to the same underlying issue; that is, the league’s expenses far outpace our revenues.” The laid off employees represent about 11 per cent of the league office workforce. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Tour hits mountains in Stage 12 LAURENT REBOURS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Spain’s Samuel Sanchez thrilled Basque fans with the Stage 12 win and France’s Thomas Voeckler kept the yellow jersey on Bastille Day as the Tour de France hit the mountains on Thursday. Defending champion Alberto Contador lost some seconds to other race favourites on the final climb.

The 211-kilometre trek from Cugnaux to the LuzArdiden ski station featured three tough climbs in the Pyrenees — including two that are among the hardest in pro cycling. Canadian Ryder Hesjedal did well on the tough climbs and finished 29th on the stage, moving up 13 places to stand 38th overall. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sports in brief

Bruins re-up with McQuaid signed defenceman Adam McQuaid to a three-year contract extension yesterday. McQuaid had three goals and 12 assists in 67 games as a rookie.

MLS. Toronto FC acquired Canadian international midfielder Terry Dunfield from Vancouver for allocation money and future considerations, then sent forward Alan Gordon, midfielder Jacob Peterson, and Canadian defender Nana Attakora to San Jose for forward Ryan Johnson.

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The debate over Anthony Calvillo’s place in CFL history has started, even though the sensational quarterback is a long way from finished. Detractors argue that although A.C.’s career numbers make him appear to be the best QB in CFL history, the Als star is just a capable player who profits from playing on great teams. Plenty of CFL followers will tell you Calvillo’s not as talented as Doug Flutie, Ron Lan-

caster, Jeff Garcia, Warren Moon, etc. The 39-year-old Calvillo last week tied Damon Allen’s all-time CFL record of 394 touchdown passes when he threw for five majors in Montreal’s win over Saskatchewan. While Calvillo might not be your first choice if you were starting an expansion team, he’s more than just a decent QB who was lucky to land with a great franchise. Not only does Calvillo own three Grey Cup rings with the Als, he’s also on course to establishing a new record for career passing yards before season’s end. And don’t be surprised if he caps that off with a fourth Grey Cup ring. Dunigan’s head still in the game: Not long ago, a player suffer-

Anthony Calvillo, shown here during the 2000 Grey Cup, has been consistent throughout his career. Now he’s challenging for some of the CFL’s most coveted records.

ing a mild concussion was said to have “had his bell rung” and would often return to the game with little consideration for future effects. Recent advances in science and a more humane approach to player health have made brain injury research a priority.

CFL Hall of Famer Matt Dunigan sat down with the CFL on TSN’s Brian Williams last week to reveal his own personal fight with head injuries and post-concussion syndrome and how concussions have affected his life. Despite retiring 15 years ago, Dunigan is still affected by the dozen concussions he suffered during his stellar career. Dunigan will donate his brain to concussion research in hopes that “they’ll be

able to advance the science and understanding of concussions and brain injuries to help others.” Toothless Lions: B.C. Lions head coach/general manager Wally Buono said it best. “It’s very ugly,” he said. “It’s sickening.”

 Buono was referring to the video of Lions DB Stanley Franks’ gruesome knee injury, but he could have just as easily been talking about the Leo’s 0-2 start to the CFL season. Franks was taken off the field on a cart, and the initial diagnosis is a severe dislocation of the knee. Now Buono has another headache. In addition to his team’s slow start, Buono now has to make adjustments in his secondary when the 0-2 Lions face Ricky Ray and the 2-0 Edmonton Eskimos Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.

Amateur leads pack at British Open Lewis first amateur to lead round at a major since 1976

‘He could be my grandson,’ says playing partner Watson PETER MORRISON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tom Lewis shares a name with one of the British Open’s greatest champions. The kid sure lived up to it Thursday. Lewis, a 20-year-old amateur, shot a 5-under 65 to share the lead after the opening round of golf’s oldest major — a day that was even more special because he played alongside the man he was named after: five-time British Open champion Tom Watson. “I was more nervous not to embarrass myself in front of him,” Lewis said. No worries there. Lewis pulled off some Watsonlike shots at Royal St. George’s, making four straight birdies coming down the stretch before a par-saving tap-in at the 18th left him tied with Thomas Bjorn.

Amateur elite Tom Lewis posted the lowest round ever for an amateur at the British Open. His score of 65 beats the 66s posted by Frank Stranahan in 1950, Tiger Woods’ in 1996 and Justin Rose in 1998.

England’s Tom Lewis shoots out of the bunker on the 6th hole on Thursday.

“I just had to smile inside watching him play,” said the 61-year-old Watson, who needed seven more strokes than his namesake to get around the course.

“I didn’t play particularly well myself, but I certainly was impressed by the way he played.” Lewis’s late-afternoon charge was definitely impressive, but it didn’t total-

ly overshadow an earlymorning round by Bjorn, who was playing at this course on the English seaside for the first time since his meltdown in the 2003 Open.

That year he threw away a two-stroke lead on the final three holes — he needed three swings just to escape the bunker at No. 16 — and allowed Ben Curtis to snatch away the claret jug with one of the sport’s most shocking upsets. Two very different players. Two hugely compelling stories atop the leaderboard. “I’m 40 years old,” Bjorn

said, “and there might just be a little bit more in me.” U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy got off to a sluggish start but was still in the mix, putting up a 71 that left him six strokes back. Considering he played in the morning, when conditions were tougher, McIlroy had no complaints about a round that began with two bogeys on the first three holes. “It was a day where you just needed to grind out a score,” McIlroy said. “Anywhere around even par was a good start.” In the afternoon, the gusting breezes off the Strait of Dover died down and the rain held off, resulting in about twice as many rounds in the 60s as the morning starters put up. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Today’s horoscope Today’s full moon mischief takes place in the career area of your chart. Be wary on the work front. Taurus April 21-May 21 Others can look on the dark side if they wish but you are determined to see only the good in the world. Gemini May 22-June 21 You don’t lack for talent but what good is it if you don’t use it? Get serious. Cancer June 22-July 22 Promise yourself you’ll wait until next week to make relationship decisions. Things will look rosier.

Yesterday’s answer

Leo July 23-Aug.23 If you don’t take what happens today too seriously it won’t hurt you too much. Virgo Aug. 24- Sept. 22 Today’s full moon urges you to team up with a friend or colleague and spread the load you carry. Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 23 You will have to deal with some rather raw emotions over the next 24 hours.

Scorpio Oct. 24-Nov. 22 Today’s full moon could bring a few shocks, but if you look at them from a wider perspective you will realize they are not so important.

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Sagittarius Nov. 23-Dec. 21 You’ll feel more secure once today’s full moon begins to fade.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 20 Sometimes it can be easy to lose faith in yourself and it seems your rivals are doing better than you.

Aquarius Jan. 21-Feb. 18 You must resist the temptation to believe that you have enemies hiding around each and every corner.

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20. There will be a fair amount of criticism flying about today. It’s just jealousy. SALLY BROMPTON

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