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A multiple homicide rocked a quiet Aylmer neighbourhood Thursday when a grisly discovery was made in a home on Rue Felix-Leclerc. Const. Pierre Lanthier said police received a 911 call at 1:15 p.m. and responded to 64 Rue FelixLeclerc. At the crime scene, he said “some” bodies were found, but didn’t disclose how many because the next of kin had not been notified. Neighbours said the
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Staff did nothing wrong in ticketing students, says OC Transpo official Student complaints. Failure to fill out ID numbers led to $150 fine, race not involved: OC Transpo official GRAHAM LANKTREE
OC Transpo fare inspectors did nothing wrong in ticketing U-Pass-using student Michael Shembo Wednesday, said James Babe, program manager and chief special constable of the transit service’s transit safety and enforcement branch. And a second person who came forward complaining of mistreatment Thursday is also in the wrong, he said. Carleton University computer-science student Rebecca Zhou said that she was unfairly ticketed $150 and had her $75 bus pass confiscated by an OC Transpo fare inspector Wednesday morning. “The officer said my UPass had expired,” said Zhou. “When I purchased my May pass, I took the U-Pass to OC Transpo at the Rideau Centre
and asked if I can use it as ID and they said yes.” OC Transpo’s website says that students can buy a discounted OC Transpo monthly pass from May through August and use their U-Pass as photo ID. “She presented her U-Pass with a May student voucher,” said Babe, “but she was using an expired U-Pass that was valid until April 30, 2011. So that’s why she got the ticket. What happened at the Rideau Centre is that they probably just took a quick look at the pass and gave the OK.” As for Shembo, Babe said that he presented a monthly pass without any of the UPass ID numbers filled in. “In both these cases fare inspectors were doing their job properly,” Babe said. Shembo also received a $150 fine and has his passes confiscated. Babe denied Shembo’s suggestion that racial profiling played any role in the incident. “All our officers and constables get what we used to call race and ethnicity training,” Babe said. Follow Graham Lanktree on Twitter @MetroGraham
Rebecca Zhou, a computer-science student at Carleton University, said she was unfairly ticketed after having been told by OC Transpo staff that it was OK to use her U-Pass. It turned out her U-Pass was out of date and unusable. GRAHAM LANKTREE/METRO
Students barricade U of O offices over fee hike Polar bears may not like the heat of global warming, but a once-rare butterfly is benefiting from it. The small Argus butterfly is now thriving in Britain thanks to climate change and an increase in available food. Scan the code to read more about the winners and losers of climate change. Protesters block a door on the second floor of Tabaret Hall on Thursday morning. JESSICA SMITH/METRO
Demonstrators blocked access to University of Ottawa administration offices Thursday morning, protesting a 4.3 per cent increase in tuition fees approved by the school’s board of governors in April. The protest was also an act of solidarity with Quebec students, demonstrators said. Campus security allowed the protesters to stay on the second floor of Tabaret Hall, but asked them not to use furniture in their barricade — a response protest spokes-
person Nicole Desnoyers called “reasonable.” The university has not yet fully adopted a budget for the upcoming year, and the students protesting the increase were hoping for a reversal in the decision if the budget is adopted at a meeting scheduled for Monday. University spokesperson Caroline Milliard said the tuition increase of 4.3 per cent is slightly lower than the five per cent recommended by the provincial government. “It’s also important for us to mention that 30 per
cent of the tuition increase is directed at financial aid and bursaries; that counterbalances the raise a little bit,” Milliard said. The university allowed the protest to continue because the students have a right to voice their views and they conducted themselves appropriately, Milliard said. While some people, including school president Allan Rock, were prevented from accessing their offices, they were able to get their work done elsewhere, she said. JESSICA SMITH/METRO
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Who but Ottawa’s organ-donation champion Hélène Campbell could get highly trained doctors to dance in their lab coats for all the world to see? Campbell met media Thursday at the University Health Network in Toronto to tell the public about her recovery six weeks after her double-lung transplant. The press conference came one day after Campbell was presented with the Diamond Jubilee Medal by Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife, Laureen.
Campbell has become Canada’s most recognized advocate for organ and tissue donation, after her attempts to boost registration rates hit the big leagues with celebrity endorsements from Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres. Last fall she was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which can only be treated with a lung transplant. “Look at me now. I can get up and show you my dance move if you like,” she said. “But only if you join me.” Campbell, her parents, transplant-program director Gary Levy and thoracic surgeon Shaf Keshavjee stood and wiggled their hips and arms on live TV. Campbell plans to return to school and continue her campaign, making her signature move the dance of organ donation. She also plans to make a commercial based on videos people sent to her of the dance. Her activism has led to a
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“Who knew other people would want an Elphin shirt?” says artist Andrew King, who is planning to release a third run of T-shirts emblazoned with Ottawa’s famed little green man. GRAHAM LANKTREE/metro
Mischievous ‘Elphin’ T-shirt could spin off others, artist says Logo mania. Even Elphin apartment owners ordered shirts Graham Lanktree
Artist Andrew King wants to bring other distinctive Ottawa logos to a T-shirt near you after selling out of two runs featuring the illustration of a pixie from the Elphin apartments on Metcalfe Street. “I’ve been getting emails from people saying they have fond memories of seeing the elf when living in Centretown,” Highway 417 accident
Police identify crash victim Police have identified a Kanata man as the driver of a jeep involved in a fatal single-vehicle crash on Highway 417 this week. Police say Dean Lambert, 42, was killed when his car rolled over as he was headed onto the 417 from the 416 shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday. “The cause of the collision was, basically, going too fast for the ramp,” OPP Const. Rheal Levac said. Ontario Provincial Police are continuing their investigation and asking anyone with information about the accident to contact Const. Armit at 613-270-9171. JESSICA SMITH/metro
King said. “If you live in Ottawa, you know that elf if you’ve been stuck at the stoplight there. People seem to have this connection to it.” After a first run of 20 shirts and a second run of 50 sold out, King said he’s keen to tackle other Ottawa landmarks. “I’m going to do Ottawa-themed shirts that only people from Ottawa would recognize.” The old font from Ottawa’s City Centre building could be among the series, he said, as well as the Civic Pharmacy sign at Holland and Carling avenues, and the sign outside Mellos restaurant in the Byward Market. King said that after finishing an upcoming art show he wants to sit down and pinpoint
five designs to make into shirts. “I don’t want to infringe on anyone’s copyright. I make $2 on these shirts, but people are proud of their city and want to show it off. “We’re all in the city together and pass by these things without talking about it with anyone else,” he said. “I’m just thankful that people share the same feelings as me. Who knew other people would want an Elphin shirt?” King says a third run of Elphin shirts will be available at Art in the Park in The Glebe running June 2-3.
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ACORN. Group demands more social assistance in face of rising food costs Members of the Ottawa branch of ACORN — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — protested outside the Food Basics on Merivale Road on Thursday to demand Premier Dalton McGuinty improve social assistance. Lana Bogart of Ottawa said the price of food has been constantly rising over the years, while her social assistance funds have remained stagnant. “If they raise the rates, it would probably help people (get) jobs,” Bogart said. The group said the one per cent increase in socialassistance rates from McGuinty’s government is not enough. joe lofaro/metro
Lana Bogart joined ACORN protesters outside the Food Basics on Merivale Road. JOE LOFARO/METRO
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Eight surgeries later and she’s back on her feet again Run of appreciation. Local woman thanks medical team with fundraiser run for Ottawa Hospital during Ottawa Race Weekend JOE LOFARO
What was supposed to be a fun, relaxing camping trip two summers ago turned out to be a nightmare for 31-year-old Amanda Acker. Her left leg and ribs were crushed by a stove-sized boulder in a lake at a provincial park and she had to undergo eight surgeries at the Ottawa Hospital to get back on her feet again. To thank the medical team there, she is leading the Still Kickin team in the five-kilometre run Saturday with another former patient at the Tamarack Homes Ot-
Weekend race closes roads The city is warning motorists about traffic tie-ups this weekend due to Ottawa Race Weekend. Thousands of runners will gather for races Saturday afternoon and evening, and all morning and early afternoon on Sunday. Each race begins at the corner of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue, outside Ottawa City Hall, and ends at the Cartier Drill Hall along the Queen Elizabeth Driveway. Several downtown streets will be closed. Check runottawa.ca/ weekend/road-closures to see which streets will be affected. metro Fundraiser
School run raises more for hospital To say thank you to the Ottawa Hospital medical team for reconstructing her leg after it was severely crushed, Amanda Acker will run five kilometres Saturday at the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend. JOE LOFARO/metro
tawa Race Weekend. “Both of us are extremely happy to be alive and to have received the care that we did at the Ottawa Hospital,” said Acker.
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Students and staff at Turnbull School announced they raised more than $18,000 in the most recent Run for a Reason fundraiser for the Ottawa Hospital. The announcement is the latest in a 15-year fundraising run that has garnered $413,000 for the hospital. metro
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NCC seeks public input on new bridge Inter-provincial route. National Capital Commission proposes three alternative designs for evaluation Graham Lanktree
Consultants Christopher Gordon and Raynald Ledoux of Roche-Genivar estimate 5,800 trucks could be using the new bridge annually by 2031. GRAHAM LANKTREE/METRO
The National Capital Commission called on Ottawans Thursday to weigh in on plans for a new inter-provincial bridge that would ease traffic at the corner of King Edward and Rideau Streets. The NCC is proposing three different potential sites and will hold meetings in June so residents can evaluate each one. Two sites are proposed for the east end near Lower Duck Island and the Aviation Park-
By 2031, Consultancy Roche-Genivar predicts 5,800 trucks will use the new bridge every year.
way, while the third design would bisect Kettle Island in the west end. “The community has often expressed its desire to move large trucks from the downtown core,” said engineer Christopher Gordon, director of transportation planning and traffic with Roche-Genivar, who is consulting on the project. “We have had 18 meetings with residents and stakeholders and confirmed with the general public that these are the corridors that will be analyzed.”
During these meetings, community groups near potential sites have said the new bridge is a formula for snarled traffic in their community. The NCC presented the plans on its website Thursday. They say the new bridge will lighten traffic created by the 2,700 trucks that travel through the Kind Edward and Rideau Street intersection annually. By 2031, Roche-Genivar pre dicts 5,800 trucks will use the new bridge every year. “If we have one comment from a community and several from another community,” he said, “we will consider them equally. It’s not a numbers game, but based on the concerns expressed.” Follow Graham Lanktree on Twitter @MetroGraham
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Condo arson. Police look into Barrhaven blaze Fires that damaged six units of a condo development un der construction in Barr haven were arson, Ottawa Fire Services has confirmed. Crews rushed to 134B and 136B Lindenshade Dr. in Bar rhaven at about 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, where they found a fire at the front entrance and secondary fires in the base ment, a fire-services spokes person said. No injuries were reported and the damage was estimated at $200,000. The Ottawa Police Service arson unit is investigat ing. Jessica Smith/Metro Downtown assault
Arrests made in violent swarming Following a violent down town swarming Tuesday night, two Ottawa men have been charged with assault and robbery with an offensive weapon. At 8 p.m. a man in his 30s was accosted by suspects James and Sean Cundell, both age 28, and another male suspect near Nicholas and Waller. One of the sus pects was carrying a metal
Family left homeless • On Thursday crews were called to battle a fire at 235 Presland Dr. in Ottawa’s Overbrook neighborhood. The fire is believed to have started in the basement and was contained there, but still caused $150,000 of damage and turned two adults and two kids out of their home. There were no injuries. The Salvation Army and the Red Cross have been called in to assist the family.
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Brothers in beer aim to refresh Longtime friends Nick Ringuette, left, and Pat Asselin pour pints at the Brothers Beer Bistro on Dalhousie Street Thursday evening ahead of their public opening Friday. Asselin and Ringuette’s much-anticipated new establishment promises good food and a vast array of beers on tap. JESSICA SMITH/METRO
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CP Rail customers look for alternatives during strike Day 2. Oil, fertilizer, potash among industries affected by Teamsters’ walkout Companies that rely on Canadian Pacific Railway to move their products across the country were looking at their alternatives on Day 2 of a walkout by 4,800 employees. CP suspended all freight shipments in Canada — affecting oil, coal, automotive, fertilizer and lumber industries, among others — after workers represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference went on strike early Wednesday. Cenovus Energy Inc. moves about 2,000 barrels of oil per day by rail from its Bakken fields in Saskatchewan. That’s not a lot for a company that produced 156,850 barrels per day during its most recent quarter. Still, the oil company says it has felt a hit due to the CP strike. “We have been affected,”
spokeswoman Jessica Wilkinson said Thursday. “In the meantime, we’re looking to secure pipeline capacity to move that oil and we’re confident we’re going to get the pipeline capacity.” Other industries aren’t as fortunate when it comes to having a Plan B. Fertilizer producers have few, if any, fallback options, said transportation consultant Tom Maville, who works with the Canadian Fertilizer Institute. Last year 28 million tonnes of fertilizer were produced in Canada, most of which was transported to market by rail. Of that, about eight million tonnes of potash moved from 10 mines in Saskatchewan to the Port of Vancouver along Canadian Pacific’s tracks. Potash trains can stretch more than two kilometres in length. It would take two and a half trucks to move what a single railcar can, said Maville. “You’d need thousands of trucks, and they’d have to be specialized. They’re just not
Canadian Pacific Rail locomotives sit idle at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver on Wednesday. Abput 4,800 CP Rail workers are currently on strike. Darryl Dyck/the canadian press
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the product, which means you shut down mines, you close down plants and you lay off people,” he said. “That is a worst-case scenario, but that is the reality of what could happen here.” the canadian press
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Funding student groups. Financing laws must be followed, province says Quebec’s striking student organizations have been warned to respect provincial election laws if they want to make good on their promise to help defeat Jean Charest’s Liberal government. The student groups, which have received considerable funding from unions inside and outside the province, have been told they will need to abide by laws that set strict limits on contributions. The warning from Quebec’s elections watchdog was prompted by a recent public pledge from the major student associations to launch an offensive against the governing Liberals in the next election. Crisis mode
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Mass roundup of students triggers new attempt at talks Montreal rally. Arrests mar 30th march since protest against tuition-fee increases began more than three months ago Surreal scenes of mass arrests in various parts of Quebec, with over 650 people rounded up in different cities for a variety of reasons, have spurred a new attempt at resolving a dispute that has catapulted the province onto international news pages. The provincial education minister said Thursday that she expected to hold a “very, very important” meeting with student groups, likely early next week, after having had positive discussions over the phone. Restoring order in time for the tourist-filled festival season, which starts in only a few weeks, appears a monumental task given the events that unfolded in the wee hours. A peaceful evening march that began Wednesday even-
Protesters and riot police face off early Thursday morning during a march against tuition-fee hikes in Montreal. Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Yukiya Amano has reached a deal with Iran on probing suspected work on nuclear weapons. Ronald zak/the associated press
brought worries of triggering a wider Middle East conflict. European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said both sides agreed to continue the discussions on June 18-19 in Moscow in hopes of a
breakthrough on international concerns about the Islamic Republic’s ability to build atomic weapons. The announcement capped two days of negotiations in Baghdad, where at times it appeared Tehran would withdraw from the talks. Meanwhile, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano, from Japan, says he has reached a deal with Iran on probing suspected work on nuclear weapons. The agreement will be signed soon. Israeli leaders have been critical of the talks, claiming it allows Iran to buy time and drive a wedge between Washington and Jerusalem. Israel’s Defence Minister Ehud Barak says even moves by Iran to open its nuclear facilities to inspection won’t rule out a military strike. the associated press
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Syria conflict ‘increasingly militarized’: UN The Syrian regime and an increasingly organized rebel force are carrying out illegal killings and torturing their opponents,
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New Zealand gets tougher on smoking A smoker puffs on a cigarette in the business district of Auckland, New Zealand.
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“It’s quite ridiculous for the government to be concentrating on that.... They have bigger things to worry about.”Wellington resident Hayley Mauriohooho, a smoker.
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Fetuses kept in jars for ‘religious reasons’ A U.S. hospital has reached a proposed settle ment of about $1 million with women who say an employee put dozens of miscarried or stillborn fetuses into jars for years instead of medically disposing of them. A former employee of the hospital now known as Firelands Regional Medical Center placed 88 fetuses into jars between 1988 and 1996. She said the fetuses were in jars for religious reasons. the associated press
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lauded the idea of trying to wean their populace off to bacco, but few, if any, have been willing to put an actual date on it. Health officials here are so serious they recently con sidered hiking the cost of a pack of cigarettes to 100 New Zealand dollars. Although that idea was dismissed, an other measure, which will force retailers to hide ciga rettes below the counter rather than putting them on display, will come into effect in July. Smoking rates among New Zealand adults have fallen from about 30 per cent in 1986 to about 20 per cent today. the associated press
Vial with president’s blood. Auction house decides not to sell it An auction house on Thurs day cancelled the sale of a vial containing dried blood residue said to be from U.S. President Ronald Reagan. The house announced that the seller will instead don ate the item to the late U.S. president’s foundation. The PFC Auction house, which is based in the Channel Islands between England and France, said in a statement that the seller had obtained the vial legally at a U.S. auc tion earlier this year. the associated press
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Swiss solar-powered plane aims to be the first to circle the globe First leg of trip ends in Morocco. Team hoping for good weather as plane is not designed to fly in bad conditions An experimental solar-powered airplane took off from Switzerland on its first transcontinental flight Thursday, aiming to reach North Africa next week. Pilot Andre Borschberg planned to take the jumbo jetsize Solar Impulse plane on its first leg to Madrid, Spain, by Friday. His colleague Bertrand Piccard will take the helm of the aircraft for the second stretch of its 2,500-kilometre journey to Rabat, Morocco. Fog on the runaway at its home base in Payerne, Switzerland, delayed the takeoff by two hours, demonstrating how susceptible the prototype single-seater aircraft is to adverse weather.
The jumbo jet-sized Solar Impulse took off from Switzerland Thursday, headed for Morocco on the first leg of its planned intercontinental flight using no fuel but the sun’s rays. Laurent Gillieron/The associated Press
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French city of Lyon at a cruising speed of just 70 km/h. Before landing in Madrid
in the early hours of Friday, Borschberg will face other challenges, including having to overfly the Pyrenees mountains that separate France and Spain. Just in case things go dis astrously wrong, Borschberg has a parachute inside his tiny cabin that he hopes never to use. “When you take an umbrella, it never rains,” he joked in a satellite call with the Associated Press. Piccard — the son of un dersea explorer Jacques Piccard and grandson of balloonist Auguste Piccard — will have to cross the windy Straits of Gibraltar from Europe to Africa. The team has been invited to Morocco by the country’s King Mohammed VI to showcase the cutting edge of solar technology. Morocco is about to start construction on a massive solar-energy plant at Ouarzazate. The plant will form part of a country-wide solarenergy grid with a capacity of 2000 megawatts by 2020.
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Mars rover sees its shadow, takes a ‘self-portrait’ Even robots like to have fun. NASA’s rover on Mars showed off its playful side by snapping a photo of its own shadow. It’s the latest self-portrait since the rover, named Opportunity, landed on the red planet in 2004. The photo was taken in March, and the U.S. space agency released it this week. The solarpowered rover was at the rim of a massive crater. The late afternoon sun set the crater aglow, and Opportunity waited for just the right lighting to send a postcard back to Earth. After nearly five months in one spot, the rover is rolling again to explore more rocks. Its twin, Spirit, stopped communicating in 2010. The Associated Press
A tree grows in London On the rim of a Martian crater, Opportunity took this shot. NASA/The Associated Press
Mike De Butts adds the finishing touches to a giant Baobab Tree sculpture called Under the Baobab, outside the Southbank Centre in London on Thursday. The installation is made from a selection of brightly coloured fabrics from around the world, and is part of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World exhibition. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Otto Jensen. 101-year-old former boxer struck and killed by driver, 91 Even at 101 years old, Otto Jensen showed little sign of slowing down. The former boxer from Denmark still ran a photography studio and often could be seen crossing the street in front of it to get to a senior centre he frequented. On Tuesday night, while crossing that four-lane Burbank street, Jensen was struck and killed by a car driven by a 91-year-old woman. Jensen was a well-known figure in his hometown, where he served as grand marshal of the city’s centennial parade last year. His death saddened the community just north of Los Angeles. A poster tied to a tree near the crash scene had photos of Jensen, including one taken in 1930 when he was a 19-year-old boxer nicknamed “Bonecrusher.” Another was dated last year, when he turned 100.
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• Jensen, who ran his photo studio for 60 years, remained interested in boxing and was an avid fan of Manny Pacquiao, the world champion fighter from the Philippines. In an interview last year, Jensen lauded Pacquiao as the greatest ever.
Police are unsure what led to the accident but said Jensen was crossing legally, although there wasn’t a crosswalk where he was hit and he nearly was across the street when he was struck. The driver, Mary Beaumont, stopped at the scene but was not arrested or cited. She said Wednesday that she was fine and declined further comment. the associated press
China. Couple arrested for allegedly burying collision victim alive Chinese authorities arrested a man and his girlfriend in the death of an elderly woman he knocked down while driving drunk and whose body was later found buried at a construction site. Police say the woman likely was alive when buried. The official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday the couple was intoxicated and returning home from a bar in the eastern city of Cixi on April 30 when the Tunisia
man ran over the 68-yearold woman. Xinhua cites a witness as saying the couple carried the woman into their car saying they would take her to a hospital. Instead, they allegedly buried her to avoid responsibility for the accident. One report cites the man as saying the woman had stopped breathing. But Xinhua says police believe she was still alive.
Scuffle erupts in Ukraine parliament over new bill Opposing factions. One legislator suffered blow to the head in melee and was taken to hospital A violent scuffle erupted in Ukraine’s parliament Thursday evening over a bill that would allow the use of the Russian language in courts, hospitals and other institutions in the Russian-speaking regions of the country. The fight broke out between members of the proWestern opposition who want to take Ukraine out of Russia’s shadow and lawmakers from President Viktor Yanukovych’s party, which bases its support in Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east. At least one legislator, opposition lawmaker Mykola Petruk, suffered an apparent blow to the head and was taken to the hospital with blood streaming down his face. Lawmakers have frequently scuffled in the Ukrainian
Lawmakers from pro-presidential and oppositional factions fight in the parliament session hall in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday. Maks Levin/the associated press
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The prosecutor in a military tribunal has demanded the death penalty for Tunisia’s former dictator over his role in the deaths of protesters during the popular uprising that overthrew him a year ago. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia and is being tried in absentia by both military and civilian courts in Tunisia for alleged crimes committed during his 23-year, iron-fisted rule of the North African country. Ben Ali is currently on trial for ordering soldiers to open fire on protesters in four southern towns during the uprising in December 2010. the associated press
A man accused of commanding a police squad that rounded up Bosnian Muslims for slaughter in 1995 fashioned a new life in Las Vegas as a modest grocery store owner before being arrested and deported to his native country, a lawyer and U.S. officials said Thursday. Dejan Radojkovic’s lawyer in Las Vegas, Don Chairez, denied any evidence links the 61-year-old permanent U.S. resident and father of two with the execution of Muslim boys and men in an event considered Europe’s bloodiest mass killing since World War II. the associated press
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War on terror. U.S. cuts aid to Pakistan after doctor’s arrest A Senate panel expressed its outrage Thursday over Pakistan’s conviction of a doctor who helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden, cutting aid to Islamabad by $33 million — $1 million for every year of the physician’s 33-year sentence for high treason. The punitive move came on top of deep reductions the appropriations committee already had made to President Barack Obama’s budget request for Pakistan, a reflection of the growing congressional anger over its lack of co-operation in combating terrorism. The overall foreign-aid South Korea
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The same anesthetic that caused the overdose death of pop star Michael Jackson, propofol, is now the drug of choice for executions in Missouri. While critics argue propofol will cause pain and suffering, Missouri would be the first U.S. state to use it as an execution drug. the associated press
Former high school football star exonerated from rape conviction Brian Banks, centre, reacts with his mother, Leomia Myers, and father, Jonathan Banks, outside court after his rape conviction was dismissed on Thursday in Long Beach, Calif. Banks, a former Long Beach high school football star and prized college recruit who served more than five years in prison for a rape he did not commit, had his conviction overturned, with his accuser recanting her story. Nick ut|the associated press
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Lead emerges in 1979 missing-child case Man confesses. After 33 years, mystery of first missing kid on a milk carton may at last have an ending
New York City police spokesman Paul Browne holds up a photo of Etan Patz at a media conference in SoHo Thursday. Mary Altaffer/The Associated Press
A New York City law-enforcement official said Thursday that a man has told police that he suffocated Etan Patz, the six-year-old boy whose disappearance on his way to
school in 1979 helped give rise to the missing-children’s movement that put youngsters’ faces on milk cartons. Pedro Hernandez was picked up late Wednesday in New Jersey, according to a law-enforcement official, and was being questioned Thursday by the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Hernandez worked at a convenience store in the nei ghbourhood where Patz lived, and moved to New Jersey short-
ly after the boy disappeared 33 years ago, according to a second law-enforcement official. He has been tied to the case in the past, and investigators recently received a phone call that tipped them off to him, the officials said. Hernandez said he suffocated the boy, then put the body in a box, walked down the street and left the box in an alley, the first official said. No body or box has been recovered, and Hernandez has not been charged. Investigators said they were still trying to confirm details of the man’s story. The development came just before the Friday anniversary of Etan’s disappearance, when detectives typically receive a landslide of hoaxes and false leads. “Let me caution you that there’s still a lot of investigating to do,” Mayor Michael Norway massacre
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If found sane, killer will not appeal verdict The Norwegian right-wing extremist who has admitted to killing 77 people in a massacre last year said Thursday that he doesn’t plan to appeal the verdict if an Oslo court deems him sane. Two psychological examinations carried out before the 10-week trial started reached opposite conclusions on whether Anders Behring Breivik is psychotic — the key issue to be resolved during the trial, which began in mid-April.
Etan Patz, then six, has been missing since he left for school in 1979. Stanley K. Patz/The Associated Press
Bloomberg said. A woman who answered the door at Hernandez’s Ma ple Shade, N.J., home confirmed he was in custody. The associated Press
Breivik has confessed to the July 22 massacre when he gunned down 69 people at a youth retreat on Utoya island after setting off a bomb in central Oslo that killed eight others. But he denies criminal guilt for the rampage, saying the victims had betrayed their country by embracing immigration. The self-styled antiMuslim crusader has strongly contested the psychological evaluation that deemed him insane for fear it would undermine his ideological reasoning. “If I’m found sane, I have no grounds to appeal,” the 33-year-old said at the end of Thursday’s proceedings in Oslo. The associated Press
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metronews.ca WEEKEND, May 25-27, 2012
Sled-dog trial moved after safety concerns Threats. Crown’s case against man charged in the slaughter of 56 animals will now be heard in North Vancouver Safety concerns have prompted a change in venue for the case of a man charged in the slaughter of 56 sled dogs near
Whistler, B.C., two years ago. Robert Fawcett’s lawyer appeared on his behalf in provincial court in Pemberton on Thursday, but the matter will be moved to North Vancouver on June 19. Crown spokesman Neil MacKenzie said there are concerns over courthouse security. “The sheriffs will be better able to manage any concerns that might arise at their facilities in North Vancouver,” he said outside the small two-
Robert Fawcett has been charged in the deaths of 56 sled dogs. matt murray|the canadian press
storey building in Pemberton. MacKenzie said he understands there have been some threats made against Fawcett although he’s not directly aware of any himself. As for whether protesters might be expected outside the court, MacKenzie said he can’t say. Fawcett faces one count of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to the dogs in the animal-cruelty case that has drawn international attention.
Fifty-six dogs were dug up in a mass grave near Whistler after information leaked out in January 2011 through a workers-compensation claim of post-traumatic stress disorder. Bob Fawcett also posted details on a PTSD website, describing how panicked animals were shot or had their throats slit before being dumped into the grave. The animals had been a tourist draw during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
After the information leaked out about the cull, Fawcett and the company that bought his business, Outdoor Adventures, issued a statement in February 2011 that many of the dogs were old and sick and that efforts to have them adopted were unsuccessful. It said no instructions were provided to Fawcett on how to kill the dogs, but that he was known to have put down dogs humanely on previous occasions. the canadian press
Taking a stand at SlutWalk A man holds a poster as activists take part in a SlutWalk in Kolkata, India, on Thursday. The event was held to protest, among other issues, any form of sexual harassment of any gender in public places. SlutWalk protests originated in Toronto, having been sparked by a police officer’s remark that women could avoid being raped by not dressing like “sluts.” Bikas das/the associated press West Kelowna
No more ice-cream headaches in B.C.
1962 wedding ring unearthed
A familiar sound of summer has been frozen out as councillors in West Kelowna, B.C., have voted to ban the tinny chimes of the ice cream truck. The newly adopted policy prohibits music or voice-amplifying devices from any mobile vending unit. The policy was adopted after district officials say they received numerous complaints about music blaring from the icecream and snack trucks. Councillors also voiced concerns about children running out into streets.
A discovery in a Saskatoon garden suggests there may be a couple approaching a marriage milestone — without an important piece of jewelry. Colleen Christensen says she was moving some lilies when she found a wedding ring wrapped in the plant’s roots. Now she wants to find the owner. The band is engraved on the inside and says J & J 8/9/62. Christensen has checked all the owners of her Saskatoon home back to 1970 through the Henderson’s directory, but there’s been no match of initials. the canadian press
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metronews.ca WEEKEND, May 25-27, 2012
New EI rules take aim at frequent users Unemployment. StatsCan reported this week there were about 237,000 unfilled jobs in February Ottawa is tightening employment-insurance eligibility with new rules that hit repeat claim ants hardest, but will force all on the system to accept lowpaying jobs. The government says it will put strict definitions on what constitutes “suitable employment” and what the unemployed must do to find a job in order to get off EI. The new rules are expected to be in effect early in 2013. Human Resources Minister Diane Finley said the intent of changes is to get Canadians off EI and on to jobs for which they are qualified. “These changes are not about forcing people to accept work outside their own area nor about taking jobs for which they are not suited.” But NDP critic Peggy Nash accused the government of blaming the unemployed for the poor economy. “What we heard today is the minister scapegoating un employed Canadians ... that they are not trying hard
Human Resources Minister Diane Finley announces changes to employment insurance in Ottawa on Thursday. Adrian Wyld/the canadian press
enough to find work,” she said, pointing out that currently only 40 per cent of the unemployed are receiving benefits. The changes create three new categories of unemployment with a sliding scale of expectations for jobs people must accept — depending on how often they have collected benefits in the past, and the
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length they are currently on EI. Long-tenured workers, mostly employed over the past 10 years, can refuse a job outside their usual occupation that doesn’t pay at least 90 per cent of their previous hourly wage. However, even this cate gory of worker must lower expectations after 18 weeks
on the system and accept any “similar occupation” within the industry that pays at least 80 per cent of their previous scale. Frequent EI claimants, who have been on the system at least three times for a total of 60 weeks over the past five years, will be expected to take a similar job that pays at least 80 per cent of their previous
wage rate. After six weeks, claimants will have to take any job for which they are qualified, even if it is not in the same field, at 70 per cent of the previous pay. “Occasional claimants” must accept work paying at least 90 per cent of their previous scale in the first six weeks, 80 per cent in the next 12 weeks and 70 per cent after 18 weeks on benefits. The majority of claimants — 58 per cent — fall in this “occasional” category, Finley said. The government said it will also make it easier for the unemployed to find work by emailing them two “job alerts” a day, informing them of openings. As well, the EI system will be linked to the temporaryforeign-workers program to ensure Canadians are aware of employers’ needs. “Bringing in temporary foreign workers is not acceptable, especially when we have Canadians willing to work,” she explained. But in return, those on benefits will need to prove to government officials that they are genuinely looking for work, including applying for positions, attending interviews and keeping a record of their search activities. the canadian press
Canadians can withstand housing downturn: DBRS Credit-rating agency DBRS said Thursday that average Canadian households can withstand a catastrophic drop in home prices, but warned that a rise in unemployment would be a greater concern. The agency said a 40 per cent drop in prices or rising interest rates would put pressure on Canadian households, but not have a large impact on mortgage defaults.
“However, a combination of higher interest rates, lower property values and a drastic increase in unemployment would be of great concern as mortgage defaults are closely related to employment and individual family situations,” DBRS said in a report. “If unemployment spikes, many financially stretched households will be forced to sell their homes, putting greater downward pressure
on house prices and turning many people into both house poor and cash poor.” The report comes amid continuing warnings from Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney and federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty that higher interest rates are just a matter of time and that Canadians need to ensure they don’t get in over their financial heads with loans and mortgages. the canadian press
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TD joins RBC in lowering rates TD Bank on Thursday became the second big bank in as many days to lower its five-year, fixed mortgage rate. The drop of a tenth of a percentage point to 5.34 per cent matches a rate announced Wednesday by the Royal Bank. TD’s new rate kicks in Friday, a day after RBC’s. the canadian press
Vatican bank chief ousted The president of the Vatican bank was effectively ousted Thursday after receiving a unanimous vote of no-confidence from bank overseers for having leaked documents and failed to do his job at a critical time in the Holy See’s efforts to show financial transparency, the Vatican and officials said. Ettore Gotti Tedeschi is being investigated on suspicion of money laundering by Italian magistrates. the associated press
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Britain makes waves for jubilee Jubilee preparations
Taking final steps
Mark Zuckerberg marries. The 28-yearNeil Morton old multi-billionaire Metro Facebook founder went and got hitched on the weekend, tying the knot with Priscilla Chan in the backyard of his Palo Alto, Calif., home. Naturally, he changed his status to married on his FB page, and a picture from the ceremony he posted has garnered more than a million Likes. Elton John. The iconic singer is coming to Peterborough, of all places, on Saturday, Sept. 8. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for the concert at MemorialCentre. ca. Now, I live in Peterborough and can tell you we haven’t seen anything like this. Ever. It will take a rocket man to land tix. Niagara Falls fall. A man survived a 57-metre fall from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls on Victoria Day, becoming only the third person to have gone over without a safety device and lived. The dramatic rescue involving a crane comes three weeks before daredevil Nik Wallenda’s highly anticipated high-wire walk over Horseshoe Falls. HuffPo turns one. A year ago this week, the news-aggregation blog Huffington Post kicked off its international expansion with the launch of its Canadian edition. A who’s who of guests including Conrad Black, Jim Flaherty, Olivia Chow, Erica Ehm and Arianna Huffington herself were at a birthday shindig at their T.O. headquarters Wednesday night. I was there, too, but I’m a who dat. Charles & Camilla. It was no Will and Kate visit in terms of hoopla and number of fans, but Canadians welcomed Charles and Camilla here this week as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee tour marking her 60th year on the throne. In Toronto, they even took a ride on a TTC bus, getting a glimpse into what us commoners deal with. Celebrity Apprentice finale. Crooner Clay Aitken was runner-up on American Idol in 2003, so it was fitting he would be runner-up in the Celebrity Apprentice finale, which comedian Arsenio Hall won when Donald Trump picked him. Arsenio not only won $250,000 for his Magic Johnson Foundation charity, but paved the way for his comeback to the late-night-talk-show world. Bring it. Paul O’Sullivan. The veteran Canadian actor, who died in a car crash last Friday, was a comic genius — having been a longtime performer with the Second City improv troupe and appeared in many TV comedies. He also taught improv classes, and I had the pleasure of taking one. He was funny, humble and encouraging all at once — teaching us that laughter really is the best medicine. Build the Enterprise. The USS Enterprise is a fictional ship, but is it possible that some day it could become non-fiction? Buildtheenterprise.org details how it could actually be built, and the man behind it says a fully functional Enterprise is only 20 years away if we put in the effort. Oh, and $1 trillion. Howard Stern. Stern made a seven-year-old boy rapper cry on America’s Got Talent when he hit the X-buzzer as judge after only a few seconds. But then the shock jock climbed the stairs to hug the boy and give him a pep talk, saying, “No one likes hitting the X on a seven-year-old. You’re very brave to get up there.” A softer side of Stern, at least for a few seconds. the list
Royal Navy personnel in formation training at the Diamond Jubilee Service at HMS Collingwood on Thursday in Fareham, England. The navy will play a critical ceremonial and security role for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations on June 3 and June 5. MWN
“To march in front of the Queen is a huge honour and the Diamond Jubilee is an event that we’ll probably never see again.”
Navy State Ceremonial Training Officer Paul Barker
The river queen
The number of participating boats in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant flotilla on June 3. The navy presence will include HMS Diamond, an assault squadron, the Picket Boats of Britannia Royal Naval College and two P2000 patrol boats.
• HMS President. The Queen will watch the flotilla from the navy’s stone frigate. • Armed band. Navy musicians will perform for the Queen at the Service of Thanksgiving on June 5. Getty Images
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MIB3. Latest alien instalment from Will Smith falls flat despite a scarily good Tommy Lee Jones impression from Josh Brolin Richard: Mark, I was six when Apollo 11 happened and was incredibly bored by the whole thing. I couldn’t understand why the shows I liked were being preempted for moon launch coverage. The Cape Canaveral takeoff plays a big part in MIB3 and I felt like I was six again. Not filled with wonder but wishing I was watching something else. The movie has its moments, but by and large didn’t work for me. You? Mark: The movie was un-
even to say the least. I tend to like time travel plots and I enjoy anything set in the ’60s but there was a lot of dead space and repetition. But I was impressed with the art direction and Josh Brolin’s scarily accurate Tommy Lee Jones impression. RC: If this acting thing doesn’t work out for Brolin he does have a future as a Tommy Lee Jones impersonator. He could do weddings and Bar Mitzvahs and make a fortune. He’s that good. But I felt that despite a good bad guy, some cool creatures and Brolin, the movie didn’t have the charm or the energy of the first two movies. It reminded me of another effects laden Will Smith movie — Wild Wild West. MB: And I thought Will Smith really walked through this one as did Tommy Lee Jones. But the actor who
As the third instalment opens, Boris the Animal — a notorious intergalactic serial killer — is forty years into a life sentence. He’s locked away in the only place that will hold him, a super high security prison on the moon. After a daring escape he plans a full scale invasion of earth, but first he wants revenge on the man who put him in jail, MIB agent K (Tommy Lee Jones). The only way to thwart Boris’s evil plan is for Agent J (Will Smith) to go back in time to 1969 and stop Boris. •
stole the show for me was Michael Stuhlbarg who plays the autistic cosmic seer Grif-
fin. A completely original performance of a completely original character. And Bill Hader’s take on Andy Warhol made me laugh. RC: Absolutely. Both are bright spots. I also enjoyed Smith literally hurtling through time, the idea that Mick Jagger is an alien sent to the planet to breed with Earth women and the battle in the Chinese restaurant. All cool moments, but the magic of the first film is gone — even the fun stuff in this film seems to evaporate as soon the next scene starts — and don’t even get me started about the ending. MB: Even the film’s tone has a stop/start feel to it. The movie isn’t quite a comedy, not quite an action flick. The original got this mix just right, the sequel was close, but the third time is not the charm.
Efron’s revealing role
Zac Efron says he felt uncomfortable filming his revealing role in The Paperboy — and that’s the way he wanted it. The High School Musical actor moves into grown-up territory with the film by Precious director Lee Daniels, which is screening at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s a swampy slice of Southern gothic set in the 1960s, with Efron as an aspiring writer. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Hollywood puts a new twist on an old children’s staple — the fairy tale Mirror, mirror. With several fairy tale films in the works in the upcoming years, which one will end up being the fairest of them all? Steve Gow
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (January 2013) Hansel and Gretel tells the story of two siblings who get sucked into eating an old cannibalistic lady’s candy house
Snow White and the Huntsman is just one of several movies that is taking the fairy tale and adding an action-packed twist. handout
if only to get fattened up. In this version, Hansel and Gretel have become bounty hunters who seek revenge on nasty witches. Reason for optimism: The film stars Jeremy Renner (The Avengers). Plus, director Tommy Wirkola’s cult hit Dead Snow featured Nazi zombies so this is probably going to be a pretty dark fairy tale. Maleficent (2014) First published in 1697, Sleep-
ing Beauty has had many adaptations but never has the witch who cast that evil slumber spell been handed her own screenplay — until now. In Maleficent, the Sleeping Beauty story is told from the point of view of the villain and I’m guessing it’s not all her fault. Reason for optimism: Angelina Jolie is attached to play Maleficent and directing will be Robert Stromberg, the Oscar-winning production designer for Avatar.
Pan (Date TBD) Sure, Peter Pan is J.M. Barrie’s leotard-wearing Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up but in this upcoming dramatic spin, Pan is a killer being hunted for kidnapping by a cop named Hook. Reason for optimism: Besides a wicked plot, director Ben Hibon did some of the cool animation work in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Oz: The Great and Powerful
(March 2013) Originally published in 1900, The Wizard of Oz made its biggest mark on-screen with the 1939 classic film starring Judy Garland. Now Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead) is completing the origin story of how that simple circus magician became the wonderful Wiz. Reason for optimism: James Franco plays the Wiz. Plus, who wouldn’t want to see Raimi’s version of a flying monkey?
What about Jack?
Jack the Giant Killer Set for release in March 2013, this film is closely associated with Jack and the Beanstalk. It takes the fairy tale and twists it so the titular character must battle a race of giants in order to rescue a princess. Now how do you like those beans?
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With Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, hitting theatres on June 1, Hollywood has effectively re-established its love affair with the fairy tale. There’s no exact reason why, but with no less than a dozen folklore-based films in production, there’s one novelty to this new affection for re-inventing the fairy tale — an adventurous twist. It’s not an original idea but its surge may be in part due to producers seeking relatable franchises to compete with big money making superhero hits like The Avengers. Whether audiences will enjoy modern folktales like Sleeping Beauty takes to orthopedic mattresses is yet to be determined. Nevertheless here are a few forthcoming fairy tale flicks:
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Join the cult Brit Marling’s Sound of My Voice follows a pair of documentary filmmakers (Christopher Denham and Nicole Vicius) going undercover to expose a cult led by the dialysis-dependent, enigmatic Maggie (Marling), who claims to be from the future. The film is an intriguing look at the power plays and mind games involved in indoctrination, leading the viewer to question exactly what is and isn’t true. But it’s not the first cinematic look at cults. We decided to see how it stacks up against two of our favourites. ned ehrbar metro world news in hollywood
Sound of my voice
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Plot: Filmmakers Peter and Lorna set out to expose Maggie, but risk getting wrapped up in her world.
Plot: A young woman (Elizabeth Olsen) escapes a rural, cult-like community but is haunted by her experiences there.
Plot: A depressed man (Edward Norton) seeks excitement and release through a bare-knuckle boxing group that quickly spirals into something bigger.
Type of cult: Messianic
Type of cult: Familial, not specifically religious
Type of cult: Non-religious, militaristic
Goal: Farming, fornicating and total subjugation to its enigmatic, folk singer leader, Patrick (John Hawkes)
Goal: Fighting, resuscitating masculinity, gleefully destroying modern society and the financial system, making soap.
Goal: Preparing for the coming food shortages and disasters Maggie insists are imminent. Armed?: They have at least one handgun.
Armed?: Yup. Olsen’s Martha/Marcy May is even encouraged to shoot a fellow cult member.
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Stars. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce
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There isn’t much redemption in watching a film like Chernobyl Diaries. Then again, there’s not supposed to be. A gratuitous spectacle set at the now-abandoned site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, a group of ill-equipped tourists get stranded only to discover they’re not alone. Oren Peli’s (Paranormal Activity) script isn’t wholly original, but mere suggestion and shaky cinematography will likely be enough to sell many tickets.
Set in nineteenth century London, Hysteria is a rom com about Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy), a young handsome doctor whose hand cramps led directly to the invention of the vibrator. As social commentary it’s lightweight, and a movie about the invention of the tool that revolutionized sexuality should focus on that and not the predictable rom com love triangle. I expected more than a comedy of manners with an off-colour edge from the story. As such, this is a rental, not a night out.
Based on playwright Terence Rattigan’s 1952 work, the film opens with Hester Collyer (Weisz)’s botched suicide following the crumbling of relationships with both her stuffy husband and alcoholic lover. Director Terrence Davies emphasizes Hester’s inner turmoil as she bristles against the societal expectations of post-war Britain. The anger and resentment that seethes out of each character, aided by some fantastic performances, makes Davies’ film jump off the screen.
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Ottawa Bytowne Cinema 325 Rideau St. The Deep Blue Sea (14A) Fri 7:05 Sat 9:10 Sun 2:15-6:35 Mon-Tue 7:05 Wed 4:40 Thu 4:30 Hysteria (STC) Fri 9:15 Sat 4:50-6:59 Sun 4:25 Mon-Tue 9:15 Wed-Thu 6:50 Monsieur Lazhar (PG) Fri 4:59 Sat 2:45 Sun 8:45 Mon 4:59 To Catch a Thief (PG) Tue 4:45 Wed-Thu 8:59
Coliseum Ottawa 3090 Carling Ave.
Battleship (PG) Fri-Sat 1:50-4:50-7:20-7:5010:25-10:55 Sun 1:50-4:50-7:20-7:50-10:2510:45 Mon-Wed 4:20-6:50-7:20-9:55-10:25 Thu 1:20-4:20-6:50-7:20-9:55-10:25 Chernobyl Diaries (14A) Fri-Sat 1:55-4:106:25-8:40-10:55 Sun 1:55-4:10-6:25-8:4010:45 Mon-Wed 3:50-5:55-8:10-10:25 Thu 1:15-3:50-5:55-8:10-10:25 Dark Shadows (14A) Fri-Sat 12-2:40-5:208:10-10:45 Sun 5:20-7:55-10:30 Mon-Thu 4:05-6:55-9:45 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1 The Dictator (14A) Fri-Sat 12-2:05-4:206:35-8:50-11 Sun 12-2:05-4:20-6:35-8:4010:45 Mon-Wed 3:50-6:05-8:20-10:35 Thu 1:35-3:50-6:05-8:20-10:35 Goldfinger (STC) Mon 7 The Hunger Games (14A) Fri 12:50-4:157:30-10:45 Sat 4:15-7:30-10:45 Sun 12:504:15-7:30-10:35 Mon-Thu 3:45-7-10:15 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG) Fri-Sun 12:103:20-6:40-10 Mon-Wed 6:10-9:30 Thu 1:25-6:10-9:30 Marvel’s the Avengers 3D (PG) Fri-Sat 12:30-1-3:50-4:30-7:10-7:40-10:30-11 Sun 12:30-1-3:50-4:30-7:10-7:40-10:20-10:45 Mon 3:45-4-7:10-10-10:30 Tue-Wed 3:45-4-6:507:10-10-10:30 Thu 3:45-4-7:10-10-10:30 Men in Black 3 (PG) Fri-Sun 2:05-4:407:15-9:50 Mon-Wed 4:10-6:45-9:20 Thu 1:10-4:10-6:45-9:20 Star & Strollers Screening, Thu 1 Men in Black 3 3D (PG) Fri-Sat 12:303:05-5:40-8:15-10:50 Sun 12:30-3:05-5:408:15-10:45 Mon-Wed 5:10-7:45-10:20 Thu 1:30-5:10-7:45-10:20 The Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata Encore (STC) Sat 12:55 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) Fri-Sun 12:40-3-5:10 Mon-Wed 4:40 Thu 1:35-4:40 A Streetcar Named Desire (STC) Sun 1 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (14A) Fri-Sat 12-2:30-5:10-8-10:45 Sun 122:30-5:10-8-10:30 Mon-Thu 4:40-7:30-10:15
Empire 7 Cinemas 111 Albert St., 3rd Floor, World Exchange Plaza
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) Fri 3:25-6:20-9:20 Sat-Sun 12:20-3:25-6:20-9:20 Mon-Thu 3:25-6:20-9:20 Chernobyl Diaries (14A) Fri-Thu 3:356:25-9:30 Dark Shadows (14A) Fri 3:10-6:10-9:10 SatSun 12:45-3:10-6:10-9:10 Mon-Tue 3:10-6:109:10 Wed 3:10-9:40 Thu 3:10-6:10-9:10 The Dictator (14A) Fri-Thu 3:40-6:45-9:45 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG) Fri 3:15-6:15 SatSun 12:15-6:15 Mon-Thu 3:15-6:15 Marvel’s the Avengers 3D (PG) Fri 9:25 SatSun 3:15-9:25 Mon-Thu 9:25 Men in Black 3 (PG) Fri 3:30 Sat-Sun 12:30 Mon-Thu 3:30 Men in Black 3 3D (PG) Fri 6:30-9:15 Sat-Sun
3:30-6:30-9:15 Mon-Thu 6:30-9:15 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (14A) Fri 3:50-6:40-9:40 Sat-Sun 12:50-3:506:40-9:40 Mon-Thu 3:50-6:40-9:40
Mayfair Theatre 1074 Bank St.
Being Flynn (14A) Fri 9 Sat 6 Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue 9:30 0 The Big Lebowski (14A) Sat 8:15 La Bohème (STC) Tue-Wed 7 The Guantanamo Trap (STC) Fri 7 Sun 6 Mon 7 Life and Debt (G) Thu 7 Miss Bala (STC) Wed-Thu 9:30 Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (STC) Sat 11:15
Mayfair Theatre Orleans 250 Centrum Blvd.
American Reunion (14A) Fri-Thu 6:15 Bully (PG) Fri 6 Sat-Sun 1-6 Mon-Thu 6 Casa de Mi Padre (14A) Fri-Thu 8:45 Chimpanzee (G) Sat-Sun 3:45 The Five-Year Engagement (14A) Fri-Thu 8:30 The Lady (PG) Fri 8 Sat-Sun 3-8 Mon-Thu 8 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) Sat-Sun 1:15-3:15 The Room (STC) Sat 10:45 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG) Fri 6:30 Sat-Sun 1:30-6:30 Mon-Thu 6:30
Rainbow Cinemas St. Laurent Centre, 1200 St. Laurent Blvd.
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Rideau Centre Cinemas 50 Rideau St. Battleship (PG) Fri 3:40-6:40-9:40 Sat-Sun 12:40-3:40-6:40-9:40 Mon-Thu 3:40-6:409:40 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG) Fri-Thu 3:30 Marvel’s the Avengers 3D (PG) Fri 6:30-9:30 Sat-Sun 12:30-6:30-9:30 Mon-Thu 6:30-9:30 Men in Black 3 (PG) Fri-Thu 4 Men in Black 3 3D (PG) Fri 7-10 Sat-Sun 1-7-10 Mon-Thu 7-10
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Battleship (PG) Fri-Thu 1:50-4:50-7:10-7:5010:10-10:40 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) Fri-Tue 1:10-4:05-7:05-9:55 Wed 4:05-7:05-9:55 Thu 1:10-4:05-7:05-9:55 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Chernobyl Diaries (14A) Fri 1:55-4:10-6:258:35-10:50 Sat 11:30-1:55-4:10-6:25-8:3510:50 Sun-Thu 1:55-4:10-6:25-8:35-10:50 Dark Shadows (14A) Fri 1:40-4:35-7:25-10:15 Sat 11:05-1:40-4:35-7:25-10:15 Sun 4:35-7:2510:15 Mon-Thu 1:40-4:35-7:25-10:15 The Dictator (14A) Fri 12-1:30-2:05-3:454:15-5:50-6:30-8:20-8:40-10:25-10:50 Sat 11:20-12-1:30-2:05-3:45-4:15-5:50-6:30-8:208:40-10:25-10:50 Sun 12-1:30-2:05-3:45-4:155:50-6:30-8:20-8:40-10:25-10:50 Mon-Thu 1:30-2:05-3:45-4:15-5:50-6:30-8:20-8:4010:25-10:50 The Hunger Games (14A) Fri 12:50-4-7:1510:20 Sat 4:15-7:15-10:20 Sun-Thu 12:50-47:15-10:20 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG) Fri 2:50-6:109:20 Sat 11:40-2:50-6:10-9:20 Sun-Thu 2:50-6:10-9:20 Marvel’s the Avengers 3D (PG) Fri-Sun 1212:30-3:20-3:50-6:40-7-9:50-10:20 Mon-Thu 12:40-3:20-3:50-6:40-7-9:50-10:20 Men in Black 3 (PG) Fri 2-4:30-7-9:30 Sat 11:10-2-4:30-7-9:30 Sun-Tue 2-4:30-7-9:30 Wed 4:30-7-9:30 Thu 2-4:30-7-9:30 Star & Strollers Screening, Wed 1 Men in Black 3 3D (PG) Fri 2:30-5-7:30-10 Sat 11:50-2:30-5-7:30-10 Sun-Thu 2:30-57:30-10 Men in Black 3: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) Fri-Thu 12:30-3-5:30-8-10:30 The Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata Encore (STC) Sat 12:55 The Muppets Take Manhattan (G) Sat 11 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) Fri-Sun 12:20-2:35-4:55 Mon-Thu 12:30-2:35-4:55 A Streetcar Named Desire (STC) Sun 1 Think Like a Man (PG) Fri 1:45-4:45-7:4010:35 Sat 11:05-1:45-4:45-7:40-10:35 Sun-Thu 1:45-4:45-7:40-10:35 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (14A) Fri-Sun 12:05-2:45-5:20-8:05-10:45 Mon-Thu 12:30-3-5:30-8:10-10:45
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metronews.ca WEEKEND, May 25-27, 2012
Summer music festival season is finally here. Instead of being exposed to one or two bands every other week or so like an entry-level fan, festivals give you a chance to squeeze in all of the bands you ever wanted to see (and plenty that you didn’t) in one musical cram-session. Not all summer music festivals are created equal, however, so here are a few coming up south of the border that we think are worth schlepping all the way for.
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Wakarusa May 31-June 3, Ozark, Ark. wakarusa.com Supersized festivals like this one are usually just as much for die-hard music fans as they are for tent and dirt enthusiasts, which has made this long-running music and camping festival in Arkansas such a hit. That and the eclectic lineups — this year the slate runs the gamut from heady electronic bro Pretty Lights, to neomod soul act Fitz and the Tant-rums, to indie beardos Blitzen Trapper, who were probably going to be hanging around nearby in the woods anyway.
Electric Daisy Carnival
June 8-10, Las Vegas electricdaisycarnival.com
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For almost 15 years this has been one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the U.S.. Now that EDC is bigger than ever, it makes sense that the festival would expand exponentially too. Big names like Avicii, Tiesto, Afrojack and David Guetta headline.
Bonnaroo June 7-10, Manchester, Tenn., bonnaroo.com In the past decade, Bonnaroo has become the ideal by which all other fests are judged, and a great example of what
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happens when you realize, whoops, you’ve become super popular and need to book more than just jam bands. This year the likes of Skrillex, Radiohead, Mogwai, Das Racist, GZA, Santigold, The Roots and Foster the People give the nation’s hipsters a really confusing idea of what Tennessee is actually like.
Pitchfork Music Festival
July 19-22, Thornville, Ohio, allgoodfestival.com
July 13-15, Chicago
Old people like music too, and while they may not do as many drugs as they used to, sometimes it’s nice to go back and relive the glory days, if only for a weekend. Phil Lesh & Friends, The Flaming Lips, Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby with Branford Marsalis, The Allman Brothers Band and your dad will all be there.
Aug. 3-5, Chicago
pitchfork.com/festivals/ chicago/2012 lollapalooza.com The old marketing brand returns with a lineup that reads like the ghosts of Lollapalooza past (Red Hot Chili Peppers, At the DriveIn), present (Black Keys, Florence + the Machine) and future (Twin Shadow, SBTRKT). The stacked bill almost seems more Pitch-
forkian than the actual Pitchfork fest going on a couple weeks earlier featuring Grimes, Clams Casino, Sleigh Bells and Beach House.
The Flaming Lips
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Master of her ‘Make-Believe’ Santigold. When it comes to spreading positivity, this pop princess is totally unstoppable PAT HEALY
Santigold became cemented into the lore of summer music three years ago. It all started when an eccentric guy dancing alone on a patch of grass far away from the stage at the Sasquatch Music Festival attracted hundreds of ecstatic revelers to join him, and eventually 5.9 million viewers on YouTube. All the while, singer Santi White was chanting a triumphant chorus of “I’ve got to be unstoppable.” “That was amazing,” says White, reflecting back on the moment. “When we were onstage, we noticed something far off in the distance and just saw this huge part of the crowd running across the field, and I remember afterward we were like, ‘Did you see that? What happened?’ And then when somebody sent it to me on YouTube I couldn’t believe it. I’ve heard that the video has been used in leadership classes.” This moment is a good metaphor for everything that the music of Santigold represents. The songs are playful and fun, but they are firmly rooted in the notion of spreading positivity. Releasing a self-titled debut in 2009, Santigold toured for two years and built a loyal following, so that when she released her sophomore album, Master of My Make-Believe earlier this month, the response was not entirely unlike the dancers running across the field to join in on the fun. “It’s great as an artist, starting out, to just spend some time building a fan base,” she says. “I was really grateful that the demand was there for so long.” The live show is equally deserving of that demand, with its cross of high energy and
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The Cult Return. Again. sound check
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“They’re kind of like mantra songs for me, where you just need to be like, ‘I’m the best!’ especially when you’re working on a new record, and you really don’t feel like that... it’s nice to be able to sing songs like that to make you feel good.” Santigold
high camp. Robotic backup singers flank White and occasionally bust into funny, oldschool dance moves. Backup musicians wear rubber flat-top wigs, making them look like comic book versions of ancient Egyptians. Oh, and there’s also a two-person horsey that comes out to dance. “I just closed my eyes one day and I saw lassos and a horse, and I was like, ‘We need lassos and a horse!’ and everybody looked at me like I was crazy,” she says of the eureka moment. “And then me and my girls went online and we found this cool horse outfit and we were like, ‘That’s the one!’ I wanted it to be theatrical in a very do-it-yourself sort of way, like a high school play.” Master of My Make-Believe opens in a call to arms, with the song, GO! against electronic pulses and jungle drums, Santi White sings about how haters have tried to steal her power away, “but they couldn’t take it.” “There’s truth to all of these songs,” she says, “and this one is just watching people in the super mainstream pick and choose and take bits of what’s going on in the underground. ... Also, that song is kind of like a tongue-in-cheek fun song. They’re kind of like mantra songs for me, where you just need to be like, ‘I’m the best!’ Especially when you’re working on a new record, and you really don’t feel like that. “There’s just times when you don’t feel like that, and it’s nice to be able to sing songs like that to make yourself feel good.”
Ian Astbury is home — sort of. Reclining in a chair at the back of an appropriately dark downtown club, the singer of the Cult is happy to be back in Ontario where he spent his early years in Hamilton and later years in Toronto. Now living in LA, he’s excitedly talking about the new Cult album, Choice of Weapon, part of which was produced by Canadian Bob Rock. This reunion seems to be sticking. (Ruefully) Reunion (laughs). We’ve been ‘reconvening’ for seven years. The first one, ’95 through ’99, I needed time. I needed to walk away. In ’99 we signed to Warner Brothers and the industry just went ‘kablooie’. It was a difficult time to come back. Then the Doors thing (a semi Doors reunion with Ian as singer) came along. Then I just started popping around doing stuff. There was Trent Reznor. We were potentially working on a group together…
Wait, wait! What potential group with Trent Reznor? We were kind of toying with the idea of doing something at one point. He was sniffing around. I think he was looking for what his next move was going to be. I’d love to work with Trent at some point, but we’ll see. You’ve had the same rhythm section in the Cult for a while. The Cult has actually had several careers within our 31 years. We fought to keep this (incarnation) together. This is also the most prolific version of the Cult with albums, EPs, reissues all coming over the last couple of years. I think we just got confident in terms of not judging (the material) before it came out. I’m the worst critic. I criticize it before it’s even been written. Working with the Doors was part of this new confidence. How did the Super Bowl commercial (the mash-up featuring Flo Rida and She Sells Sanctuary) come about? Budweiser approached us. It’s pitched to us as 150 million viewers. We thought this was an amazing opportunity to put the band’s name out there. It actually helped me pay back my publishing deal. I signed the worst deals in the ’80s. They’re still playing it, too. Where and when your band’s brand comes up in the culture, you don’t get to choose. Choice of Weapon is out now.
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Sexy and he knows it Cover boy. Meet the high school senior with the vocal stylings of a man — we’d happily let Noah Guthrie sing the phone book for us Michelle Castillo
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Seven million views and counting. Noah Guthrie’s cover of LMFAO’s Sexy and I Know It went viral because, instead of the usual poppy club hit, the version was a blues-tinged, acoustic ditty that showed of his very smooth vocals (physically, he doesn’t look so smooth). A free downloadable version of the song is available at noisetrade.com/only1noah. We talked to Guthrie about his career and covers. How old were you when you started playing guitar and singing? I started to play guitar when I was 14 or 15. I’ve been singing my whole life in front of people since I was 13. Why did you decide to start
putting videos on YouTube? I wanted to get my name out. I’m mainly an original songwriter, but I do covers mainly to get my name out. How do you choose your covers? I usually choose something that is a little current, something popping on the charts. But, sometimes I’ll do a song because I like it. Why did you decide to cover Sexy and I Know It? It was a joke to myself and to the people that were subscribed to me on YouTube. I wanted people to get a kick out of it, but they got more kicks out of it than I thought they would.
What does your family say about your music career? I’ve never been told to look for something else because this isn’t a career. I’ve never been told that by my family. And, my manager has become a part of my family. It’s great to have a family that supports you. What did they think about the success of your cover of Sexy and I Know It? We thought it was funny that it was this one, the one I didn’t take seriously.
How did you come up with that interesting take of the song? I was just playing that groove. I don’t know how I started singing the lyrics. I think I sang the “wiggle wiggle” part and that was it.
What are you up to next? I have graduation on the 31st of this month. I go to an online school called K-12 South Carolina Virtual Charter School, and I’m about to graduate high school. I’m working on a new cover song that I don’t want to talk about yet. And, I’ll be opening up for Eddie Money and playing a big seminar, convention thing for some labels in New York.
What was it like being on the Today Show? I’ve watched that show since I was young. I love it. I lost my mind. I love Matt Lauer! I love Ann Curry!
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Shirley Manson & co. hungry for more Not Your Kind of People. Scottish frontwoman revels in Garbage return, talks about new album Shirley Manson still remembers the words of wisdom Bono gave her about keeping a band intact for the long haul. “Split the money. You have to split the song writing so everyone is equal. (And) don’t buy houses, so that you don’t get consumed with decorating,” he told her. That might not have been the most coherent advice, but it’s worked for Garbage: the rockers are still together, and releasing their first album in seven years this week. Though they went on a hiatus, the band (which includes Steve Marker, Duke Erikson on guitars and keyboards and producer Butch Vig on drums) picks up where they left off with Not Your Kind of People. It’s been seven years — why this album now? Enough things had happened to us over the course of the last six to seven years that we were all filled up again — ready to make music from a proper place of enthusiasm and fun. I know I sound like a simpleton but it’s true. When we first sort
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of broke out, we made music for pure reasons. We really had an amazing run. Then our band grew more successful, and our record company sold us to a major label, who then had major label desires to brand us. When that didn’t really work, they just lost all interest in us. As a result, we were floundering on a label that didn’t care about us. It was really joyless. It stripped us of all joy. What advice would you give a female rock singer trying to make it? I would say figure out what it is that you want to say. When you figure out what it is you want to say, you have to be willing to stand by that. You have to be willing to take a million slaps in the face, and keep standing up. the associated press
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Bar wants us to feel sorry for her It’s hard out there for a supermodel. Bar Refaeli, who previously dated Leonardo DiCaprio, insists that despite her famous beauty, she gets very little male attention. “Let’s put it out there: no one hits on me. No one flirts with me. It’s very sad, actually,” Refaeli tells Conan O’Brien during an interview. “A guy who comes up to me (directly) works. I hope that will happen every now and again.” But if you plan on approaching Refaeli, be sure you’ve been to the dentist: “I want him to be sweet and kind with good values and morals,” she says of what she looks for in a guy. “But the first thing I notice is his teeth. I have a fetish. He has to have a great smile and really white, bright teeth.”
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METRO DISH OUR TAKE ON THE WORLD OF CELEBRITIES The Word
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J.Lo and her boyfriend to get reality show: Report While rumours swirl that Jennifer Lopez won’t return as a judge on American Idol, she’s just signed a deal with the Oxygen Network for a reality show, according to the New York Post. But the show won’t focus on Lopez, sources say. It will instead be about her
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Simon would say what during sex? Paula Abdul insists she could never have an intimate relationship with former boss Simon Cowell, despite what his unauthorized biography might say. “According to him, we did a lot of hanging out,”
she tells Wendy Williams in an interview. “But I’ve got to tell you something, it would never ever happen because he’s selfish and he’d be a selfish lover and he’d call his own name out during sex if it ever happened.”
Although he insists there’s no date set for his wedding to Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt has been treating the Cannes Film Festival like a bit of a bachelor party. At a black-tie after-party for his new film Killing The Softly, the actor partied with everyone from Kylie Minogue to P.Diddy — who
stopped by for a congrats drink before getting back to his yacht — and put back some expensive booze with Jolie nowhere in sight. “With Brad’s impending wedding it almost had the feel of a sophisticated prebachelor party, with bottles of $390 Johnnie Walker whisky and plenty of cigars,” a guest, who we assume didn’t arrive by yacht, tells Us Weekly. “It was definitely a night for Brad to remember.” You’d think so. But then again, swanky whiskey with Diddy on the French Riviera might be Brad Pitt’s equivalent of warm wine coolers with the cat.
boyfriend, Casper Smart, who was recently promoted to choreographer for Lopez’s upcoming tour, as he “whips her other backup dancers into shape.” Lopez and Smart reportedly plan to keep the focus on their “professional relationship” on the show.
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I’m assuming with the ease of downloading, the idea of an age limit on viewing movies is for the most part out the window. Back in my underage days, the mere thought of a movie being “Rated R” was a call to arms. We had to try to see it — even if it meant risking being kicked out of the movie theatre. I’m proud to say the first restricted flick I successfully attended was Saturday Night Fever. Not only was it a great film, it had a soundtrack that spoke of the times. Hearing that Robin Gibb passed away last weekend got me watching it again (yes, I own it now) and thinking of when all the Bee Gees were Stayin’ Alive. With Robin gone to the big disco in the sky I plan on raising a toast to his talent tonight with a glass of the California’s 2010 Big House Red ($10.95 - $12.99). Combining an insane blend of more than a dozen grapes, it’s a fruit bomb that slaps the palate with a burst of blackberry/strawberry fruit and just a touch of spice that easily harmonizes with casual dining in between spins on the dance floor. PRICES REFLECT THE RANGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SOME PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL PROVINCES
Life is but a (tasty) picnic Straight-Up Deviled Eggs. Elizabeth Karmel shares her classic recipe for a fave When I think about summer, I think about deviled eggs. Beginning with Easter and going straight through September, just about every activity — from camping and cookouts to beach vacations — can be enhanced by a plate of deviled eggs. It’s really just a matter of swapping the garnish to fit the activity or mood. If I am feeling down-homey, I add pimento cheese to my basic deviled egg mixture. If I want to spice it up, I add pureed chipotle. For the right occasion I’ll even get a little fancy and top deviled eggs with caviar. Still, no matter how good embellished deviled eggs are, my favourite remains what I call “straight-up deviled eggs.” They are as advertised — classic and simple. One of the beauties of deviled eggs is how well they travel. That’s why I call them party eggs.
1.Fill large bowlwithcoldwater. 2.
Place eggs in a large sauce-
Ingredients Start to finish: 30 minutes (plus overnight chilling) • 1 dozen large eggs • 1/3 cup mayonnaise • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened • 1/4 cup strong Dijon mustard (such as Amora or Maille) • Zest of 1/2 lemon • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice • Pinch garlic powder • 2 to 4 shakes hot sauce • Salt • Smoked paprika or minced fresh chives
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pan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, cover, then turn off the heat. Let the eggs sit for 15 minutes. Drain the eggs, then transfer them to the bowl of cold water. Let them sit for about 10 minutes, or until cool to the touch.
3. Carefully peel eggs, keeping
the whites intact. Cut in half across the middle or lengthwise, depending on your desired final presentation. Use your fingers or a small spoon to gently scoop out the yolks into a medium bowl. Set the whites aside on a platter or deviled egg plate,
1. In bowl, toss asparagus, onion, sweet pepper and oil; transfer to a grill basket. Place grill basket on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly marked, about 15 minutes. 2. Return vegetables to bowl; toss with vinegar, oregano,
salt and pepper.
(160 F), about 25 minutes.
3. Grill sausages alongside vegetables, turning frequently, until browned and meat thermometer registers 71 C
4. To serve, place a sausage in each bun; top with vegetables and tomato. THE CANADIAN PRESS/
then cover and refrigerate.
Use a fork to mash the yolks until all large pieces are broken up and smooth. Add the mayonnaise, butter, mustard, lemon zest and juice, garlic powder and hot sauce. Stir well. Taste and season with salt. Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag or plastic zip-close bag and refrigerate overnight.
5. Just before serving, snip off the tip of the piping bag (or one of the bottom corners of a zip-close bag) and squeeze
Ingredients • 500 g (1 lb) asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces • 1 large onion, halved and sliced lengthwise • 1 sweet pepper (any colour), seeded and thinly sliced lengthwise • 15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
Perfectly grilled eats for warm-weather Here is a take on Rio de Janeiro’s sausage-on-a-bun, which is popular on the city’s beautiful beaches. Grilled sausages are smothered with a tasty grilled vegetable topping and sprinkled with fresh tomatoes.
• 20 ml (4 tsp) balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) dried oregano • Salt and pepper, to taste • 4 fresh pork sausages (about 500 g/1 lb) • 4 sausage buns, halved horizontally • 1 tomato, chopped
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the deviled egg mixture into the egg whites. Alternatively, you can use a small spoon to fill the egg white “boats” with the yolk mixture, but the presentation is less attractive. Sprinkle the eggs with smoked paprika for classic eggs, or chives for a fancier version. Serve chilled. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/ ELIZABETH KARMEL (GRILLING AND SOUTHERN FOODS EXPERT AND EXECUTIVE CHEF AT HILL COUNTRY BARBECUE MARKET RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, AS WELL AS HILL COUNTRY CHICKEN IN NEW YORK).
After a spell of chilly weather, many are keen to show off their feet — even at restaurant patios while soaking up the rays. But those in the business of good manners agree that feet on public seats, especially in places where we eat, is a faux pas. “As soon as you get into public areas ... it’s no longer yours. It belongs to everybody,” said Suzanne Nourse, founder and owner of The Protocol School of Ottawa and co-author of The Power of Civility. “The true meaning of etiquette is not about the knife and fork: it’s how we treat other people. And putting your feet up — where somebody else is going to sit down later — is inappropriate.” THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Figs, pears & peanuts team up in bruschetta Appetizers that are both tasty and easy to make can be hard to come by. This one’s a breeze as it uses just a few ingredients and is ready in mere minutes.
1. Place pear, figs, ginger, cloves, vinegar, sugar and pepper in a small saucepan over low heat. Cover, stirring occasionally until pear and figs soften, about two minutes. Discard cloves. Compote can be made ahead to this point then refrigerated up to two days. Stir in green onion and peanuts just before serving if compote was made ahead. 2. Spread about one tsp (five
ml) goat cheese over each baguette slice. Top with a heaping teaspoon (about seven ml) of barely warm or room temperature compote. Serve immediately or cover loosely and refrigerate up to one hour. Best served at room temperature. news canada/ peanut bureau
Makes 16 to 18 bruschetta. news canada
Ingredients • 1 large ripe pear, peeled, cored and chopped • 2 tbsp (30 ml) dried figs, green or black, finely chopped • 2 tsp (10 ml) finely grated ginger • 2 whole cloves
• 2 tbsp (30 ml) unseasoned rice wine vinegar • 1 tbsp (15 ml) brown sugar • Generous amount of grinding black pepper • 1/4 cup (50 ml) thinly sliced green onion, about 1 large
• 1/3 cup (75 ml) lightly salted peanuts, coarsely chopped • 1 package creamy goat cheese (4 oz/113 g) • 16 to 18 toasted baguette slices, homemade or storebought
Curried Chicken, Asparagus & Grape Salad. Try this fresh approach to salad
This recipe makes four servings. news canada
1. In bowl, combine chicken, asparagus and grapes. 2. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, curry paste, sugar and drizzle in oil until well combined. Pour over chicken mixture and toss well to coat. Stir in coriander. Serve with Naan. News Canada/ Adapted by Emily Richards, professional home economist, cookbook author and tv celebrity chef. for more, visit emilyrichardscooks.ca
Ingredients • 4 cups (1 L) 1-in. (2.5 cm) chunks deli rotisserie chicken or left over chicken • 1 lb (454 g) diagonally sliced 2-in. (5-cm) barely-cooked asparagus • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) red or green table grapes, cut in half • 2 tbsp (30 mL) white wine vinegar
• 2 tsp (10 mL) mild Indian curry paste • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) granulated sugar • 1/4 cup (60 mL) vegetable oil • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh coriander • Naan bread or lettuce leaves (optional)
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Rodriguez retains lead over Hesjedal Andrea Guardini edged out favourite Mark Cavendish in a bunch sprint to win the 18th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday as Joaquin Rodriguez kept his grip on the overall lead. Guardini, who finished last in the previous stage, timed his sprint to perfection to win in three hours 52 seconds. Roberto Ferrari was third. It is the fifth victory for an Italian rider this year, equalling the country’s 1974 record. Rodriguez maintained his 30-second lead over Victoria’s Ryder Hesjedal in the overall standings after Hesjedal finished 67th.
“I was a crying boy. I got beat up. I didn’t like it.”
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No looking back for Rangers in Game 6 The Devils celebrate Ryan Carter’s game-winning goal in New York City on Wednesday night. BRUCE BENNETT/GETTY IMAGES
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Accolades roll in for Heat’s James Miami’s LeBron James was the leading vote-getter for the all-NBA team, while Kobe Bryant of the Lakers earned his 10th first-team selection, tied for second on the career list. Bryant, a first-team pick for the seventh-straight season, joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy, Michael Jordan, Bob Pettit, and Jerry West with 10 selections to the first team. Karl Malone is the leader with 11. Also named to the team are Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NHL. Both teams are downplaying memories of Messier’s guarantee in ’94 Eighteen years ago, Mark Messier set the stage for one of sports’ most dramatic moments. On the eve of the New York Rangers’ must-win Game 6 against the Devils in New Jersey in the 1994 Eastern Conference final, Messier guaranteed his team would force a deciding contest back at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers not only won, Messier backed up his boast with a hat trick. Fast forward to now. The teams once more head to a
Game 6, in New Jersey, with the Rangers — again the East’s top team — down 3-2, needing a win to stay alive. That’s where the similarity ends. This time, New York really isn’t the star-laden team that ended the franchise’s halfcentury Stanley Cup drought back in 1994. The Devils have shown repeatedly in this best-of-seven series they are just as good as their longtime, cross-river rivals. The only game the Rangers dominated was Game 5, and the Devils won 5-3. Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is the only player remaining from the memorable 1994 series. Now 40, he was the difference on Wednesday night in New York. “I don’t see anything
Mark Messier celebrates a goal against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final in 1994 in New York. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
that is similar,” Brodeur said Thursday in a conference call. “I know if you guys look at it, it looks the same. But it’s different teams and a different way of playing the game. That’s 18 years ago. That’s a
long time. I know I’m feeling a lot different. I’m feeling a lot more appreciative of what’s going on.” Rangers coach John Tortorella downplayed the comparison, saying his players were not even thinking about it. “Not to disrespect what happened,” he said, “but that has nothing to do with how we’re preparing.” The Devils are in position to advance to their first Stanley Cup final since 2003 and a meeting with the Los Angeles Kings, starting next week. All they have to do is win on either Friday here or Sunday in New York, where they have already won two of three. “I don’t think we’re looking at two chances,” said New Jersey forward Dainius Zubrus. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, who doesn’t remember winning many street fights as a kid. How he became the champion still surprises the relative latecomer to MMA. Dos Santos (14-1) will defend his title for the first time at UFC 146 in Las Vegas on Saturday night, meeting two-time champion Frank Mir.
“I know it’s a tough fight, but I like a tough fight.” Junior Dos Santos
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Impending Game 7 brings back memories for Erving NBA. Former 76er Dr. J getting nostalgic as old rivals prepare for deciding game
Andre Iguodala dunks over Paul Pierce Wednesday in Philadelphia. The old rivals battle again in Game 7 on Saturday. Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Julius Erving strolled through the 76ers locker-room as Philadelphia celebrated beating the Celtics to set up another Game 7 in Boston. “It brings back all the memories,” the Hall of Famer said after the Sixers forced the first seventh game between the old rivals since he teamed with Andrew Toney to lead Philadelphia past Boston and into the 1982 NBA finals. “It seemed like it always came down to them.... Coming out of the East, (it) was always Boston or Philly.” Jrue Holiday scored 20 points, and Elton Brand had 13 points and 10 rebounds on Wednesday night to lead the 76ers to an 82-75 victory over the Celtics that left the Eastern Conference semifinals tied 3-3. Both teams took the day
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The Sixers and Celtics met 12 times in the playoffs from 1953-69 and five more times from 1977-85, fomenting an animosity that stretched from Bob Cousy and the Syracuse Nationals through Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain and into the era of Dr. J and Boston’s original Big Three of Kevin McHale, Robert Parish and Larry Bird.
off on Thursday to rest up for Game 7 in Boston on Saturday. “That’s all we wanted was to win ... and give ourselves a chance to go into Boston and see what happens on Saturday in Game 7,” Sixers coach Doug Collins said after his team stayed alive. “I want more. I want more. We’re going to get greedy, and we want more. We’ve fought, we’ve worked, and we’ve gone through a lot as a team.” the associated press
Perjury trial. David Segui says McNamee told him about Clemens’ ‘darts’ David Segui remembered “darts” but not dates. The former major leaguer testified for the prosecution Thursday in the Roger Clemens perjury trial, and he would have made a much better witness if he kept a better mental calendar. As it was, Segui was able to recall one specific moment that helped the government’s case: A telephone conversation he says he had with Clemens’ strength coach 11 years ago. “He mentioned that he had kept darts to get his wife off his back,” Segui said. Segui echoed the testimony of the six-week-old trial’s key witness. Brian McNamee told the jury last week that he saved a needle and other materials from an alleged steroids injection of Clemens in 2001. McNamee testified he was trying to allay his wife’s fears he would take all the blame if the drug use was discovered. “He mentioned that the relationship between Brian and Roger had put stress on his married life,” said Segui, recalling other parts of the conversation.
Segui, who has acknowled ged using performance-enhancing drugs during his 15-year baseball career with seven teams, wasn’t allowed to say that “darts” means “needles.” The judge ruled that the jurors will have to make that assumption themselves — unless McNamee were to return to the stand to explain. Segui, who became friends with McNamee when they met in Toronto during the 1999 season, also wasn’t allowed to relate a similar “darts” conversation because he couldn’t remember when it happened. “I’m not good with dates. I don’t log my life,” said Segui, who also couldn’t remember at what point during the ’99 season he was traded from Seattle to Toronto. Clemens is charged with ly ing to Congress in 2008 when he denied using steroids and human growth hormone. McNamee says he injected Clemens with both substances and saved some of the waste from the 2001 injection in a beer can. the associated press
Thames running out of chances in Toronto Ethan Rotberg
Eric Thames, the person, is nothing like Edwin Encarnacion. The always-grinning Thames emits an aura of exuberance. His post-game interviews give off a casual air as though he’s conversing with his Pepperdine University roommate. His Twitter is filled with book recommendations and GarageBand music creations. His captivating facial hair is always a talking point. Encarnacion, on the other hand — the former whipping
boy turned offensive Goliath — crushes home runs with a solemn demeanour. If not for the accompanying bat flip, you could be fooled into thinking “EE” was heartbroken by the round-tripper. But what ties them together is the early part of their Blue Jays careers. Both showed pop — Encarnacion had 21 home runs in 96 games in 2010, while Thames had 12 home runs in 95 games last year. When they each struggled with the bat to begin their second campaigns in Toronto, it was a concern. But it was their defensive play that really made them liabilities. Encarnacion made three
By the numbers
Eric Thames has struck out 38 times compared to only nine walks this season.
errors in the first two games in 2011. Thames, according to UZR — a metric that assigns a run value to a player’s defence — is the fourth-worst defensive outfielder in the majors this season. For Encarnacion, all it took was a move to DH last year and his hitting quickly improved. His shortcomings at third base were affecting the rest of his game — and it showed.
It’s trickier for Thames. With Encarnacion firmly anchored at DH, Thames will have to improve his defence if he wants fans — and the manager — to look past a prolonged offensive slump. After beating out Travis Snider for the left-field job in spring training, Thames’ window to prove he belongs is shrinking. Snider, currently nursing a sore wrist in Triple-A Las Vegas, is one red-eye flight away. Ethan Rotberg’s columns also appear online at metronews. ca. Follow him on Twitter @EthanDR.
Blue Jays left-fielder Eric Thames dives but can’t come up with a foul ball during a 5-4 loss to the Rays on Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Chris O’Meara/the associated press
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MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto New York Boston
W 28 27 24 23 22
L 17 18 21 21 22
Pct .622 .600 .533 .523 .500
GB — 1 4 1 4 /2 51/2
W 26 22 20 17 15
L 18 22 24 26 28
Pct GB .591 — .500 4 .455 6 .395 81/2 1 .349 10 /2
St. Louis Cincinnati Houston Pittsburgh Milwaukee Chicago
W 27 22 21 20
L 18 23 25 25
Pct .600 .489 .457 .444
Los Angeles San Francisco Arizona Colorado San Diego
CENTRAL DIVISION Cleveland Chicago Detroit Kansas City Minnesota
Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles
GB — 5 61/2 7
Last night’s result Cleveland 2, Detroit 1 Minnesota at Chicago White Sox L.A. Angels at Seattle Wednesday’s results Boston 6, Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4, 11 innings L.A. Angels 3, Oakland 1, 11 innings Seattle 5, Texas 3 Cleveland 4, Detroit 2 N.Y. Yankees 8, Kansas City 3 Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 0 Tonight’s games — All Times Eastern Kansas City (B.Chen 3-4) at Baltimore (Hammel 5-1), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 1-0) at Boston (Lester 3-3), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 5-2) at Texas (D.Holland 33), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 3-2) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Smyly 1-1) at Minnesota (Swarzak 03), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 4-2) at Oakland (T.Ross 24), 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-6) at Seattle (Beavan 2-4), 10:10 p.m.
WEDNESDAY RAYS 5, BLUE JAYS 4 (11 INNINGS) Tampa Bay ab r h bi C.Pena 1b 3 2 1 0 BUpton cf 6 1 3 1 Joyce rf 3 1 0 1 Sutton 3b-2b 4 0 2 2 Scott dh 3 0 1 1 EJhnsn ss 3 0 0 0 Rhyms 2b 3 0 0 0 SRdrgz ph-3b 1 0 0 0 Gimenz c 2 0 0 0 Vogt ph 1 0 0 0
Totals 34 5 7 5 010 020 00 — 4 000 000 01 — 5
One out when winning run scored. E—E.Johnson (3). LOB—Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 11. 2B—K.Johnson (3), Bautista (4), C.Pena (8), B.Upton 2 (8), Sutton (2). 3B—Rasmus (3). HR—Bautista (12), Encarnacion (14). SB— Rasmus (2), B.Upton (10). CS—Thompson (1). S—E.Johnson. SF—Y.Gomes. Toronto R.Romero Frasor L.Perez Cordero Janssen Oliver L,0-2 Tampa Bay Shields Jo.Peralta BS,3-5 Rodney McGee W,1-1
IP H 6 2 2-3 1 1-3 0 1 1 1 2 1 1-3 1
7 1-3 2-3 2 1
W 26 26 24 24 22
L 18 19 20 20 23
Pct .591 .578 .545 .545 .489
GB — 1 /2 2 2 41/2
W 25 24 21 20 18 15
L 19 19 23 24 26 29
Pct .568 .558 .477 .455 .409 .341
GB — 1 /2 4 5 7 10
W 30 23 20 16 16
L 14 21 25 27 29
Pct GB .682 — .523 7 .444 101/2 .372 131/2 .356 141/2
Toronto ab r h bi KJhnsn 2b 5 0 1 0 Vizquel 2b 0 0 0 0 YEscor ss 5 0 1 0 Bautist rf 5 2 2 1 Encrnc dh 4 1 2 2 Arencii c 5 0 0 0 Thams lf 5 0 1 0 Lawrie 3b 5 1 1 0 Rasms cf 5 0 2 0 YGoms 1b 3 0 0 1 JMolin c 1 0 0 0 Thmps lf 4 1 0 0 Totals 42 4 10 4 Toronto 100 Tampa Bay 202
Washington Atlanta Miami New York Philadelphia
ATP OPEN DE NICE COTE D’AZUR
7 2 1 0
R 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0
ER 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
BB SO 7 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 10 0 1 0 1 0 2
T—3:57. A—11,471 (34,078) at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Last night’s results Atlanta at Cincinnati San Diego at N.Y. Met San Francisco at Miami Philadelphia at St. Louis Wednesday’s results N.Y. Mets 3, Pittsburgh 1 Milwaukee 8, San Francisco 5 Philadelphia 4, Washington 1 Cincinnati 2, Atlanta 1 Colorado 8, Miami 4 Houston 5, Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis 6, San Diego 3 Arizona 11, L.A. Dodgers 4 Tonight’s games — All Times Eastern Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-2) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Friedrich 1-1) at Cincinnati (Cueto 51), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Bass 2-4) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 3-3), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 2-4) at Miami (Jo.Johnson 2-3), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 3-3) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 3-1), 7:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-2) at St. Louis (Lohse 51), 8:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-4) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-4), 9:40 p.m. Houston (Harrell 3-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 4-1), 10:10 p.m.
CYCL IN G GIRO D’ITALIA At Vedelago, Italy Yesterday’s results 18th Stage 1. Andrea Guardini, Italy, Farnese Vini, 3 hours, 52 seconds; 2. Mark Cavendish, Britain, Sky Procycling, same time; 3. Roberto Ferrari, Italy, Androni Giocattoli, same time; 4. Robert Hunter, South Africa, Garmin-Barracuda, same time; 5. Lucas Sebastian Haedo, Argentina,Saxo Bank, same time. Overall Standings (After 18 of 21 stages) 1. Joaquin Rodriguez, Spain, Katusha, 77 hours, 47 minutes, 38 seconds; 2. Ryder Hesjedal, Victoria, B.C., Garmin-Barracuda, 30 seconds behind ;3. Ivan Basso, Italy, Liquigas, 1:22; 4. Michele Scarponi, Italy, Lampre, 1:36; 5. Rigoberto Uran Uran, Columbia, Sky Procycling, 2:56; 6. Benat Intxausti, Spain, Movistar, 3:04; 7. Domenico Pozzovivo, Italy, Colnago, 3:19; 8. Paolo Tiralongo, Italy, Astana, 4:13; 9. Thomas De Gendt, Belgium, Vacansoleil, 4:38; 10. Sergio Montoya, Columbia, Sky Procycling, 4:42.
At Nice, France Singles — Second Round Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, def. John Isner (1), United States, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Gilles Simon (2), France, def. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, 7-5, 6-0. Nicolas Almagro (3), Spain, def. Steve Darcis, Belgium, 6-4, 6-4. Brian Baker, United States, def. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4).
NHL PLAYOFFS STANLEY CUP
H O CKE Y MEMORIAL CUP
CANADIAN MAJOR JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
(Best of 7) All Times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE
At Duesseldorf, Germany
(New Jersey leads series 3-2) Wednesday’s result New Jersey 5 N.Y. Rangers 3 Tonight’s game N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Sunday’s game x-New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 8 p.m.
Serbia 1, Germany 0 Viktor Troicki, Serbia, def. Florian Mayer, Germany, 7-6 (6), 6-3. Croatia 1, Russia 0 Ivan Dodig, Croatia, def. Igor Kunitsyn, Russia, 7-6 (0), 6-4.
PHOENIX (3) VS. LOS ANGELES (8)
ATP TEAM WORLD CUP
RED GROUP United States 2, Japan 1 Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Tatsumi Ito, Japan, 6-2, 7-6 (5). Go Soeda, Japan, def. Andy Roddick, United States, 7-5, 7-6 (4). James Blake and Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Tatsumi Ito and Bumpei Sato, Japan, 4-6, 6-0, 10-4 tiebreak. Czech Republic 1, Argentina 0 Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, def. Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3.
WTA INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG At Strasbourg, France Singles Alize Cornet, France, def. Anabel Medina Garrigues (4), Spain, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5). Sloane Stephens, United States, def. Ayumi Morita, Japan, 6-3, 6-4. Francesca Schiavone (2), Italy, def. Johanna Larsson, Sweden, 6-0, 6-3. Pauline Parmentier, France, def. Alexandra Panova, Russia, 6-3, 6-3.
FRENCH OPEN QUALIFYING
At Paris Men Second Round Horacio Zeballos (8), Argentina, def. Peter Polansky, Thornhill, Ont, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-0. Women Second Round Heidi El Tabakh, Burlington Ont., def. Erika Sema (20), Japan, 6-1, 6-1.
GO LF CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL AT COLONIAL At Fort Worth, Texas Par 70 First Round Zach Johnson Harris English Tom Gillis Jason Dufner Kyle Reifers Chris DiMarco Tommy Gainey Sergio Garcia Andres Romero Ryan Moore Also David Hearn Graham DeLaet
34-30—64 33-32—65 33-32—65 31-34—65 32-33—65 31-35—66 34-32—66 34-32—66 34-32—66 34-33—67 38-33—71 33-39—72
S O CCE R MLS
GP W L GF GA Pt x-London (OHL) 3 2 1 11 10 4 Saint John (QMJHL) 3 2 1 12 8 4 Shawinigan (host) 3 1 2 10 10 2 Edmonton (WHL) 3 1 2 7 12 2 x — clinched berth in Sunday’s championship.
Last night’s result Tiebreaker Edmonton vs. Shawinigan Wednesday’s result Saint John 4 Shawinigan 1 End of Round Robin Tonight’s game
(Los Angeles wins series 4-1)
STANLEY CUP FINAL (Best-of-7) Wednesday, May 30 Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers/New Jersey, 8 p.m. x — played only if necessary.
Saint John vs. Tiebreaker winner, 7 p.m.
DEVILS 5, RANGERS 3
SEA DOGS 4, CATARACTES 1
6 5 9 11
— 17 — 28
Goal — New Jersey: Brodeur (W,11-5); N.Y. Rangers: Lundqvist (L,10-9). Power plays (goals-chances) — New Jersey: 0-2; N.Y. Rangers: 0-2. Attendance — 18,200 (18,200) at New York.
SCORING LEADERS Giroux, Pha D.Brown, LA Kovalchuk, NJ Kopitar, LA Parise, NJ B.Richards, NYR Briere, Pha Zajac, NJ Gaborik, NYR M.Richards, LA Girardi, NYR Salvador, NJ J.Williams, LA McDonald, StL Vermette, Phx Clarkson, NJ Anisimov, NYR Penner, LA Del Zotto, NYR Doughty, LA Henrique, NJ Voracek, Pha J.Staal, Pgh Callahan, NYR Doan, Phx
San Jose Real Salt Lake Seattle Vancouver Colorado Chivas USA Dallas Portland Los Angeles
London vs. Semifinal winner, 7 p.m.
First Period 1. New Jersey, Gionta 3 (Fayne, Bernier) 2:43 2. New Jersey, Elias 4 (Henrique, Kovalchuk) 4:13 3. New Jersey, Zajac 7 (Parise, Salvador) 9:49 4. N.Y. Rangers, Prust 1 (Fedotenko, Stepan) 15:41 Penalty — Fayne NJ (boarding) 10:08. Second Period 5. N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 5 (Anisimov, Dubinsky) 0:32 Penalties — Zubrus NJ (hooking) 3:12, Prust NYR (slashing) 7:19, Harrold NJ (roughing), Prust NYR (unsportsmanlike conduct) 9:32, Fedotenko NYR (boarding) 15:51. Third Period 6. N.Y. Rangers, Gaborik 5, 0:17 7. New Jersey, Carter 3 (Gionta, Zidlicky) 15:36 8. New Jersey, Parise 7 (Kovalchuk, Fayne) 19:28 (en) Penalties — Bernier NJ, Del Zotto NYR (unsportsmanlike conduct) 19:55. Shots on goal by
G 8 7 6 6 7 6 8 7 4 4 3 3 2 5 5 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 6 5 5
A 9 9 10 9 7 8 5 5 7 7 8 8 9 5 5 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 3 4 4
PT 17 16 16 15 14 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9
First Period 1. Saint John, Huberdeau 3 (Coyle) 4:19 2. Saint John, Galiev 1 (Huberdeau, Beaulieu) 19:29 (pp) Penalties — Beaulieu SJn 6:53, Bergeron Sha (slashing), MacAuley SJn (high-sticking) 13:58, Ellis Sha (high-sticking) 18:08, Morin Sha (hooking) 19:05. Second Period 3. Saint John, Tesink 3 (Beaulieu) 16:05 4. Shawinigan, Zlobin 2 (Chaput, Ellis) 18:55 (pp) Penalties — Ellis Sha, Gauthier SJn (roughing), Huberdeau SJn (tripping) 2:52, Bournival Sha, Tesink SJn (roughing) 4:26, Veilleux Sha, Jurco SJn (roughing) 11:16, Phillips SJn (slashing) 17:08. Third Period 5. Saint John, Huberdeau 4 (Gauthier, Roussel) 18:28 (en) Penalties — Bournival Sha, Huberdeau SJn (delay of game) 7:02, Gormley Sha, Beaulieu SJn (roughing after whistle) 9:00, Racine Sha (elbowing) 12:36, Chaput Sha (checking from behind) 15:58, Arceneau Sha, West SJn (fighting), Donnolly Sha (misconduct) 19:18, Racine Sha, Grand-Maison Sha, Saab SJn (roughing) 19:50, Roussel SJn (roughing) 19:57, LeSieur Sha (roughing), Kelly SJn (cross-checking, roughing) 20:00. Shots on goal by Shawinigan Saint John
GP W L 13 8 3 14 7 4 11 7 3 11 5 3 11 4 4 10 3 3 11 4 6 12 3 6 10 2 6 9 0 9
New York D.C. United Kansas City Chicago Columbus Houston New England Montreal Philadelphia Toronto
T 3 3 1 3 3 4 1 3 2 0
GF GA 26 18 25 17 15 9 14 13 11 12 10 11 14 15 13 18 8 13 7 21
Pt 26 24 22 18 15 13 13 12 8 0
New Jersey N.Y. Rangers
At Shawinigan, Que. All Times Eastern
N.Y. RANGERS (1) VS. NEW JERSEY (6)
11 9 12 15
— 31 — 38
Goal — Shawinigan: Girard (L,1-1); Saint John: Corbeil (W,2-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Shawinigan: 1-3. Saint John: 1-5. Attendance — 4,687 at Shawinigan, Que.
SCORING LEADERS Huberdeau, SJn Chaput, Sha Gormley, Sha Watson, Ldn Samuelsson, Edm Coyle, SJn Tesink, SJn Domi, Ldn Griffith, Ldn Legault, Edm Poudrier, Sha Roussel, SJn Beaulieu, SJn
13 13 12 11 12 12 14 11 12
8 8 7 5 5 4 3 3 3
2 3 3 3 6 6 7 5 7
3 2 2 3 1 2 4 3 2
26 19 15 12 17 8 13 11 14
15 12 8 13 16 13 21 14 19
27 26 23 18 16 14 13 12 11
Wednesday’s results Chicago 2 Dallas 1 Columbus 2 Seattle 0 New York 1 Chivas USA 1 San Jose 3 Los Angeles 2 Tomorrow’s games — All Times Eastern Los Angeles at Houston, 2:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 4:30 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m. New England at D.C., 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Montreal at Colorado, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Portland, 10 p.m. Seattle at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY Yesterdasy’s result Georgia 1 Turkey 3
NBA P LAYO FFS CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best of 7) All Times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE
MIAMI (2) VS. INDIANA (3) (Miami leads series 3-2) Last night’s result Miami at Indiana Tomorrow’s game x-Indiana at Miami, 8 p.m.
BOSTON (4) VS. PHILADELPHIA (8) (Series tied 3-3) Wednesday’s result Philadelphia 82 Boston 75 Tomorrow’s game Philadelphia at Boston, 5 or 8 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE
G 4 3 2 2 1 0 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
Not including last night’s game
A 2 3 2 2 3 4 0 2 2 2 2 2 3
PT 6 6 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
SAN ANTONIO (1) VS. L.A. CLIPPERS (5) (San Antonio wins series 4-0)
OKLAHOMA CITY (2) VS. L.A. LAKERS (3) (Oklahoma City wins series 4-1) x — played only if necessary.
CONFERENCE FINALS (Best of 7) WESTERN CONFERENCE
SAN ANTONIO (1) V. OKLAHOMA CITY (2) Sunday’s game Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
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metronews.ca WEEKEND, May 25-27, 2012
Across 1 Kyoto cummerbund 4 Wager 7 Standard 12 Chaps 13 Whatever amount 14 Bulgaria’s capital 15 Illustrations 16 Tour rural areas 18 The girl 19 Romance 20 Above all else 22 Freddy’s street 23 Conked out 27 Moray, e.g. 29 PBS dinosaur 31 Action venue 34 Literary category 35 Big circus name 37 “Of course” 38 Duel tool 39 Shock and — 41 Knife 45 Bandleader Louis 47 Praise in verse 48 Clingy crustaceans 52 Yang counterpart 53 Oriental 54 “CSI” evidence 55 Brock of baseball 56 Strip of leather 57 Try the Tokay 58 Type units
Down 1 Nebraska city 2 Sporty chapeau 3 Prelude 4 Rum cake 5 Canine coating 6 Alpine region 7 Cold War abbr. 8 Drunkard 9 Sci-fi transport 10 Football filler 11 Felon’s flight 17 Sense-less? 21 Tubular pasta 23 Raiment 24 Hostel 25 Always, in verse 26 Change colors 28 Perfume-label word 30 Candle count 31 Rushmore face 32 Eminem’s genre 33 Preceding 36 Playwright Connelly 37 Sanaa citizen 40 Sparsely inhabited areas, with “the” 42 Rule-book compiler 43 Figure of speech 44 Aphrodite counterpart 45 Throe
46 Pronto, on a memo 48 Cudgel 49 Blond shade
50 Carnival city 51 A Bobbsey twin
How to play This is a substitution cipher where one letter stands for another. Eg: If X equals O, it will equal O throughout the puzzle.
How to play Fill in the grid, so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1-9. There is no math involved. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic.
Aries | March 21 - April 20.
Gemini | May 22 - June 20.
You need to get out into the world and make sure important people know who you are. Cancer | June 21 - July 22. Let other people worry about the small stuff while you focus on the future and the many wonderful things it has to offer you.
Leo | July 23 - Aug. 22. You’ll come to a decision concerning your next big move. Whatever you decide, you must go for it 100 per cent. Virgo | Aug. 23 - Sept. 22.
You’re now in the perfect position to leave your mark on the world. Make sure it’s a positive one. Libra | Sept. 23 - Oct. 22. Old must give way to new sooner or later, and in your case it is most likely sooner. The planets indicate it is time to stop holding on to the past.
Scorpio | Oct. 23 - Nov.
21. Nothing in life is worth getting worked up about – right? Wrong! You’re a Scorpio and that means you are passionate by nature.
Sagittarius | Nov. 22 - Dec. 21. The planets warn you are being
too hard on yourself. Whatever mistake you made, forgive yourself.
Capricorn | Dec. 22 - Jan 20.
Make an effort to find out why a certain person is behaving in a certain way. They’re human, just like you.
Aquarius | Jan. 21 - Feb 18. You’ll have to make a choice of
some sort today and it’s very much a choice between future and past.
Pisces | Feb. 19 - March 20.
Try to read the signals today. Try to predict what other people are going to do before they actually do it. It’s not that hard. Sally brompton
You write it!
Caption Contest “I know it’s in here somewhere...” Lauran robert leistra, the jacksonville journal courier/the associated press
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You have a way with words and you must use them today to get what it is that you need. Taurus | April 21 - May 21. If you get the chance to travel today, maybe to some place you have not been in a while, take it, no matter what responsibilities you have.
Write a funny caption for the image above and send it to play@metronews. ca — the winning caption will be published in tomorrow’s Metro.
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