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Fans get ready to kick off football season Training camp. Eskimos fans keeping close eye on quarterback position
Football’s faithful came out wearing green and gold to the Edmonton Eskimos’ first day of training camp at Commonwealth Stadium on Sunday. And while those who speckled the stands are excited, some have concerns about the 2012 CFL season.
“I’m apprehensive about this team — especially the quarterback position,” said season seat holder Dana Gray, who was there with his wife, Holly. The team traded longtime Eskimo Ricky Ray to the Toronto Argonauts back in December. “We lost Ricky Ray, it’s a scary thing,” said a fan named Darren, who withheld his last name. “But there are lots of good players on the team.” Having not missed a game in seven years, Darren has noticed how much the team has changed, especially heading into this season.
“This is the start,” he said. “We’re going to support our boys.” While looking forward to the preseason followed by “playing for real” to weed out the “pretenders from the contenders,” Gray feels the same way. “(Eskimos’ general manager Eric) Tillman keeps saying ‘trust me,’” he said. “So I guess we’ll trust him.” Training camp continues for a week, with the team’s first preseason game, in Calgary, on June 15. The season opener is on June 30, when Ray and the Argonauts visit Edmonton.
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Second term takes flight in fall The first term of the Water Wings Literacy and Employment Readiness Program wraps up at the end of this month, and program co-ordinator Joe Pillay is already looking forward to a second. Since the beginning of February, clients at Boyle Street Community Services have received free help writing resumes and essays, career counselling, and information on dressing for interviews and solving conflict in the workplace. Also, a deal with the Alberta Distance Learning Centre allows them to work on any needed courses at their own speed and take exams without having to come up with $700 for an online class, said Pillay. “To really help get the people we’re working with out of poverty, it’s necessary,” he said. “Getting a job makes a very big difference.” First-term funding came from the Alberta government, Epcor and the Rotary Club, and Pillay was recently notified of more funds from Epcor, as well as a grant from the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation — making a second five-month term possible come September. When in session, the weekday program is easy to drop in on between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. “We have a transient clientele, so if we have a program that is also transient, the two should never meet,” said Pillay. “And as word spreads, we’re expecting to see even more clients.”
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Delivering pizza isn’t something Jose Espinoza-Torres had done before. In fact, the 50-year-old wasn’t sure of his options when he enrolled in the Water Wings Literacy and Employment Readiness Program at Boyle Street Community Services earlier this year.
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weren’t overly successful, as those with limited literacy and resources don’t have the time or money to take that route, explained Pillay. “Because the unemployment rate in this community averages over 80 per cent, we thought that providing an employment program would be useful,” he said. “There are other employment programs but we work with the people that don’t probably fit those programs.” That was the case for Espinoza-Torres, who “ended up with the wrong crowd” after moving from Mexico. “I’ve been here for 25 years and this program was the best thing that ever
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Ward 5. City councillor gets the nod as FCM president Longtime Edmonton city councillor Karen Leibovici is the new president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Leibovici was acclaimed president at the organization’s 75th annual conference in Saskatoon on Sunday. With close to 2,000 members, FCM represents the interests of local governments in policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. Leibovici is in her fourth term as councillor for Edmonton’s Ward 5. Metro Found by police dogs
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Leduc RCMP have charged a parolee recently released from prison for fleeing on foot after he crashed his vehicle into a lamp post and fence on Highway 2 north of Highway 19 on May 30. Police dogs tracked down Nadir Kassam, 53, of Edmonton, who was passed out in a ditch one kilometre away. metro
The First Presbyterian Church, located downtown at 100 Avenue and 105 Street, celebrated its 100th anniversary on Sunday. The 1912 building was declared a provincial historic resource in 1987 and by the city in 2000. A dinner was held Saturday, but a rededication ceremony Sunday was held for the milestone. Metro
Wildrose leader Danielle Smith, seen here in a campaign photo, says her party got caught up in PC procedural play in the first week of the legislature sitting.
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East of Edmonton. 1 dead in fiery tanker-truck crash One man is dead after two tanker trucks collided 20 kilometres east of Sherwood Park Sunday afternoon. According to Strathcona County RCMP Const. Wally Henry, a Gibson’s Energy double tanker truck, initially travelling southbound on Range Road 215, was rearended after turning west onto Highway 16 by another tanker truck. “The driver of the (second) tanker ended up
in the median … and (the vehicle) broke out into flames,” said Henry. Witnesses attempted to help the driver of the second tanker out of his truck, but couldn’t before it was engulfed by flames, said Henry. He was pronounced dead on scene. The first truck was carrying crude oil, while the second was empty. Heather McIntyre/Metro
Accusation. Danielle Quoted Smith issues rebuke after PCs abruptly move “They just wanted to be jerks.” to adjourn session just Danielle Smith before Wildrose MLA butions, Danielle Smith and ably going to be par for the was about to speak her rookie MLAs were given course.” Maurice Tougas
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a blunt reminder of who’s in charge under the dome at the close of the session Thursday. “They pulled out a bunch of procedural manoeuvres at the end of the week that just left my team feeling pretty disgusted by it all,” Smith said in an interview with Metro. “But that’s prob-
On Thursday, just before Wildrose MLA Ian Donovan was set to give his “maiden speech” (a new MLA’s first opportunity to address the legislature) the PCs abruptly moved to adjourn the session. Angry opposition members forced a full vote on the motion, which took 20
minutes — plenty of time for Donovan to have given his speech, Smith said. Smith said some of her MLAs were told by government members the move was in response to some Wildrose members “getting out of line”. “It’s so silly,” Smith chuckled. “They just wanted to be jerks.” Overall, Smith felt it was a successful but “nerve-wracking” week for the opposition. She feels they got over their “first-day-of-class jitters” and will be better prepared for the new session in the fall.
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Manhunt on after Magnotta apparently spotted in France Body-parts case. French newspaper reports police were able to trace suspect’s itinerary through cellphone activity The suspect in the gruesome killing and dismemberment of a Chinese student in Montreal was spotted in France over the weekend but police aren’t ruling out the possibility he could still be on the move. Montreal police confirmed Sunday that Luka Rocco Magnotta was in the European country as recently as Friday. “The man was seen in France, that’s what French authorities told us,” police spokesman Ian Lafreniere told reporters. Lafreniere cautioned that Magnotta may no longer be in France, and wouldn’t rule out the possibility he had since returned to Canada or headed elsewhere in Europe. “He’s someone who has been known to travel, so we’re not taking any chances and we want to keep an open mind,” Lafreniere said. “We’ve received more than 360 tips — it’s huge, people really want to help.”
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A surveillance image provided by Interpol shows a man who authorities believe is Luka Rocco Magnotta at a security checkpoint area. Police are investigating two claimed sightings in France of the Canadian wanted in connection with a gruesome murder in Montreal. interpol/the associated press
Toronto police search for gunman Military. Tories redraw defence spending The investigation into a deadly shooting rampage that set off a mass panic at the Toronto Eaton Centre focused Sunday on the shooter behind the brazen attack, as police and local authorities reassured the public that Toronto remains a safe city. Police confirmed that Saturday’s shooting at one of Canada’s busiest shopping malls — which killed one and injured seven others — was a targeted act. Investigators said the man who was killed, identified as Ahmed Hassan, 24, of Toronto, had known gang ties. At least one of the victims may also have gang connections, police said. “It may be that both of them have gang affiliations ... but we do believe that our deceased in this case may have had some gang affiliation,” said Det. Sgt. Brian Borg. Police sounded confident they know the identity of the gunman, but did not elaborate, saying they did not want to influence first-hand accounts still pouring in a day after the attack. Investigators were reviewing security video in their hunt for the shooter and interviewing witnesses who were
The Harper government is redrafting its extensive, multi-billion shopping list of equipment for the Canadian military in an exercise many observers believe will set more sober expectations in a time of austerity. The revision to the Canada First Defence Strategy is slated to be complete and ready for public consumption by fall,
Dozens of people came out for a vigil that was held Sunday night outside of the Toronto Eaton Centre. Richard Lautens/torstar news service
among the hundreds of people in the downtown shopping mall when the gunfire erupted, causing panicked shoppers to charge toward the exit in a wild pandemonium. Seven people suffered either gunshot wounds or injuries in the stampede. The most seriously injured was a 23-year-old man who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his neck and chest. He remained in hospital in critical condition. A 13-year-old boy who was visiting Toronto with his family
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Queen celebrates Diamond Jubilee on the River Thames London. More than one million spectators line riverbanks in the rain to salute Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne The River Thames became a royal highway Sunday, as Queen Elizabeth II led a motley but majestic flotilla of more than 1,000 vessels in a waterborne pageant to mark her Diamond Jubilee. In a colourful salute to the island nation’s maritime past, an armada of skiffs and sailboats, rowboats and paddle steamers joined a flowerfestooned royal barge down an 11-kilometre stretch of London’s river. With a crowd of rainsoaked spectators estimated by organizers at 1.25 million, the pageant was the largest public event in four days of celebrations of the monarch’s 60 years on the throne. On Monday the queen will join thousands of revellers at an outdoor concert beside Buckingham Palace, headlined by pop royalty including Paul McCartney and Elton John. With any luck, the weather will improve. Sunday was dismal, with rain scuttling plans for a ceremonial fly past, but that didn’t stop Union Jackwaving spectators forming a red, white and blue wave along the pageant route.
Not everyone in Britain was celebrating. Hundreds of antimonarchists held a riverbank protest to oppose the wave of jubilee mania — though their chants were quickly countered by renditions of God Save the Queen from pageant-goers. • “People are sick and
tired of being told they must celebrate 60 years of one very privileged, very remote and very uninspiring head of state,” said Graham Smith of the anti-monarchist group Republic. “The hereditary system is offensive to all the democratic values this country has fought for in the past.”
The 86-year-old queen wore a silver and white dress and matching coat — embroidered with gold, silver and ivory spots and embellished with Swarovski crystals to evoke the river — for her trip aboard the barge Spirit of Chartwell, decorated for the occasion in regal red, gold and purple velvet. The queen travelled down a river transformed during her reign from the commercial and industrial heart of London to a much cleaner playground for tourists and pleasure craft. the associated press
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Not cricket. Actor says he’s sorry for calling sport ‘gay’ Actor Jason Alexander has apologized for joking during a TV talk show that he considers cricket to be a “gay” sport. In a blog post, the former Seinfeld star explained Sunday what led to his remark on CBS’s Late Late Show. He writes that he at first didn’t grasp why some might object to the comment, but subsequent conversations with his gay friends led him to realize his insensitivity. Alexander’s remarks came
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Helicopter crash. Officials clear wreckage from B.C. site Investigators are braving dangerous avalanche conditions while removing the wreckage of a helicopter crash in northwestern B.C. Three people were killed Friday when the A-Star 350 helicopter went down on Sleeping Beauty Mountain near Terrace, B.C. Police say investigators encountered a small snow slide during the recovery of the bodies Saturday.
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Sexy safe-driving ads crash, burn with women’s advocates ‘Bridget’. Face of Halifax Harbour Bridges’ ad campaign offending feminist organizations Some say she’s a confident, crime-fighting avenger, devoted to protecting drivers in Atlantic Canada’s largest city. Oh, and she does it while looking good in heels. But others say “Bridget” — the fictional face of a sexy, safe-driving ad campaign in Halifax — is an offensive stereotype that succeeds only in insulting men and degrading women. In particular, the campaign has crashed and burned with women’s rights advocates, who argue women have for too long been objectified in advertising and the media. “We were quite surprised
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Bridget’s smouldering gaze also adorns the so-called bounce pads above the bridges’ toll baskets. Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian press
Bridget, the fictional face of a safe-driving campaign, adorns a billboard in Halifax on Friday. Halifax Harbour Bridges launched the campaign May 14 to raise awareness of speeding, tailgating and texting while driving on the two bridges that span the city’s harbour. The campaign has received mixed reviews. Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press
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Quebec protests. Threats force Canadian GP to scrap open house day Protester threats have forced organizers of the Canadian Grand Prix to cancel the free opening day of the event. Formula One fans were to have had access to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve at the open house event Thursday. Instead the event was scrapped due to security concerns. Francois Dumontier, president of the Canadian GP, said in a statement Sunday that organizers had no choice in the cancellation. “Considering the various disruption threats made public recently, the free admission and the naturally (open) character of the open house day, revealed some risks that we could not neglect,” said Dumontier. “Under these circumstances, cancelling the open house day was the only action we could take. Unfortunately, for the fans and our spectators, it was impossible to escape from such responsibility.” The student group CLASSE has suggested the race be used as a platform for the demonstrations over tuition fees. Quebec Premier Jean Charest in turn has been critical of threats toward the race
“Unfortunately, for the fans and our spectators, it was impossible to escape from such responsibility.” Francois Dumontier, president of the Canadian GP
that generates an estimated $100 million in revenue for the city. More than 300,000 spectators are expected to attend the June 8-10 event. Student groups aren’t the only ones to target the race. An anti-capitalist group known as CLAC has promised to hold disruptive demonstrations leading up to the race. The online activist group Anonymous is also being investigated by Montreal police for an email threat sent to more than 100 people with tickets to the June 10 race. The group also hacked into a website selling tickets with personal information on buyers, including names, phone numbers, email addresses and ticket details. The Canadian Press
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Vatican leaks continue despite butler’s arrest Holy See. Weekend visit to Milan was meant to show Pope Benedict is still firmly in charge Pope Benedict XVI celebrated an open-air mass for one million cheering faithful Sunday, capping a weekend visit to Milan viewed as a respite from a Vatican scandal, but fresh leaks of Holy See documents have only fuelled the intrigue. If the new leaks are authentic, the development could indicate that the recent arrest of the Pope’s butler might not have stemmed the scandal as top Holy See officials had hoped. The three-day visit to Milan during a weekend of Catholic events meant to boost support for families was also an opportunity for the 85-year-old pontiff to show he is still firmly at the helm of his church. On Sunday, Benedict announced that he hoped to go to Philadelphia in 2015 for a similar
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pro-family event. The weekend had been viewed as a welcome break from the so-called “Vatileaks” scandal. Benedict appeared relaxed and at ease throughout the visit. But the leaks continued even during his trip, with the daily La Repubblica publishing documents on Sunday it said it received despite the butler’s arrest. One of the letters was a high prelate’s complaint that he had not been consulted on the approval of a liturgy for a Catholic group in Spain, while two others reportedly bear the signature of the Pope’s secretary.
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“We don’t expect that the documents published so far are the last, and I wouldn’t be surprised if more are published in the coming days.” Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi
Pope Benedict XVI waves after celebrating an open-air mass before one million followers in Bresso, near Milan, Italy, Sunday. Luca Bruno/The Associated Press
Trayvon Martin shooter surrenders to police George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer charged with murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, surrendered to police Sunday and was booked into jail after having his bail revoked two days earlier. Zimmerman’s legal team said in a tweet that he was in police custody. Zimmerman’s bail was revoked because the judge said he and his wife lied to the court about their finances so he could obtain a lower bond. On Sunday afternoon, about 40 minutes before the 2:30 p.m. deadline to surrender, Zimmerman was listed as an inmate on the jail website. He was listed as being held without bail and having $500 US in his jail account. Prosecutors had said Zimmerman and his wife told the judge at a bond hearing in April that they had limited money, even though he had raised about $135,000 through a website. Defence attorneys said the matter was a misunderstanding. Attorney Mark O’Mara announced earlier Sunday on his website that Zimmerman had arrived in Florida late Saturday evening ahead of his surrender. Zimmer-
After his bond was revoked, George Zimmerman, right, returns to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Fla., Sunday. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Joshua C. Cruey/The Associated Press
man, who is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old Martin, was ordered by a judge Friday to return to jail. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to the seconddegree murder charge. He maintains he shot Martin in self-defence under Florida’s so-called “stand your ground” law because the teen, who was unarmed, was beating him up after confronting Zimmerman about following him in a gated community outside Orlando. The Associated Press
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Jet crashes into crowded Nigeria neighbourhood, killing 153 onboard Deadly accident. Challenges of life in Nigeria underscored — not enough water available to douse smouldering wreckage A commercial airliner crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in Nigeria’s largest city, killing all 153 people on board and others on the ground in the worst air disaster in nearly two decades for the troubled nation. The cause of the Dana Air crash was unknown Sunday, as firefighters and police in Lagos struggled to put out the flames around the wreckage of the Boeing MD83 aircraft. Authorities could not control the crowd of thousands gathered around to see the crash site, with some crawling over the plane’s broken wings and standing on a still-smouldering landing gear. Harold Demuren, the dir-
ector-general of Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority, said all on board the flight were killed in the crash. Lagos state government said in a statement that 153 people were on the flight travelling from Nigeria’s central capital of Abuja to Lagos in the nation’s southwest. The flight’s pilots radioed to the Lagos control tower just before the crash, saying the plane had engine trouble, a military official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to journalists. Rescue officials feared many others were killed or injured on the ground, but no casualty figures were immediately available. Firefighters and local residents were seen carrying the corpse of a man from one building, its walls still crumbling and flames shooting from its roof more than an hour after the crash. President Goodluck Jonathan later declared three days of national mourning in Africa’s most populous nation. the associated press
Onlookers stand on a wing of a commercial plane that crashed in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday. Sunday Alamba/the associated press
Turks protest plan to curb abortion Thousands of demonstrators on Sunday staged the largest protest yet against plans by Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government to curb abortion, which critics say will amount to a virtual ban. Around 3,000 women, ranging from around 20 to 60 years old, gathered at a square in Istanbul’s Kadikoy district. Some carried banners that read “My body, my choice” and shouted anti-government slogans. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called abortion “murder,” and his government is reportedly working on legislation to ban the operation after four weeks from conception, exSerbia
3 dead in Serbian nightclub blast A man blew up the entrance to a packed Serbian nightclub with a hand grenade after he was refused admission early Sunday, killing himself, a friend and a bystander, and injuring eight others, police and state media said. The explosion ripped through the entrance to the club in Idvor, north of Belgrade on Sunday, police said in a statement. Around 150 customers were inside at the time. Serbian state TV said the
cept in emergencies. Fusun Sirkeci, a Londonbased obstetrician and gynecologist, said in an email Saturday that most women don’t learn they are pregnant until after four weeks and it is also difficult to establish the placement of the pregnancy sac during that period. Abortion is presently legal in Turkey up to 10 weeks from conception. “They say it is my body, my choice. Feminists say this,” Erdogan said Saturday during a rally in the country’s southeast. “No one has the right to abort a fetus in a body.” Analysts say Erdogan is pursuing a delicate strategy of beefing up Turkey’s regionman and one of his friends were among those killed. It said he activated the grenade after he and three of his friends were refused entry by the club’s security. Three of the injured were reportedly in serious condition. Such incidents are not unusual in Serbia as the Balkan wars of the 1990s have left hand grenades and firearms relatively easily available. Police said the nightclub was open illegally as it had previously been ordered to close due to inadequate fire-control standards. the associated press
al power with a large population, while trying to balance the country’s demographics in the face of a high birth rate among the country’s Kurds, a source of concern for Turkey since it is engaged in a bitter fight against Kurdish rebels who want autonomy in the largely Kurdish southeast. Remarks by members of Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party, however, have also revealed deep-rooted moral and religious concerns. Sirkeci said any ban would also create an illegal market for abortions, and have a huge psychological impact on women. the associated press
21 al-Qaida militants killed Yemeni military officials say 21 al-Qaida militants have been killed in a southern province where the Islamists took advantage of the country’s political turmoil last year to seize entire cities. Officials say 13 alQaida fighters were killed in clashes with troops outside the city of Jaar. Two other militants were killed in al-Code when troops shelled their car. the associated press
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The provincial premiers have undertaken a letter-writing campaign to demand compensation from the federal government for any increase in drug costs that might come of a free trade agreement with Europe. B.C. Premier Christy Clark says she and other premiers have each written to Ottawa urging federal negotiators not to agree to anything that would drive up the cost of pharmaceuticals. Among the European Union’s demands are an ex-
Carney’s previous signal on interests rates was predicated on the assumption that Canada’s growth rate would smoothly expand at about 2.5 per cent throughout 2012, enabling the economy to return to full capacity in the first half of 2013.
moored at one per cent a little while longer. But now the speculation has turned full circle about the nature of the next move, whenever it comes. “The state of the world is increasingly making clear that a rate hike at this point would be premature,” said Avery Shenfeld, chief economist with CIBC World Markets. The revived crisis in Greece, the growing banking crisis in Spain, unresolved debt problems in Italy and Portugal, had already lengthened the odds on Carney moving this fall, and likely made him regret his April assessment that Europe’s crisis had moved from “the acute to the chronic.” the canadian press
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Border. Higher duty-free limits expected to save shoppers, cost businesses Walmart draws stars Robson Walton, left, chairman of the board of directors of Walmart and son of the late Walmart founder Sam Walton, greets actor Justin Timberlake during the Walmart shareholders’ meeting held in the basketball arena at the University of Arkansas Friday. Timberlake hosted the event, arriving in a hula skirt to symbolize a story told about the founder dancing a hula on Wall Street after losing a bet. During the meeting, CEO Mike Duke told the crowd that the retailer is committed to integrity in the wake of recent bribery allegations in Mexico. April L. Brown/the associated press
Buffett hopes lunch auction raises big bucks It’s true that Warren Buffett hired the hedge fund manager who won the last two private lunches with him that are part of an annual auction, but he doesn’t expect the event to become a recruiting tool for Berkshire Hathaway. Rather, Buffett says it’s miraculous that he found one of Berkshire’s two new invest-
ment managers through the lunch. He offered Ted Weschler a job after he’d paid nearly $5.3 million over two years to dine with Buffett. Buffett said he just hopes the 13th annual online auction will again raise a significant amount of money for the Glide Foundation, which provides social services to the poor and homeless in San Francisco. Bidding begins Sunday on eBay and continues into Friday evening. Most of the big bids tend to arrive late in the auction. the associated press
$400 while the limit for visits of more than a week increases to $800 from $750. Travel for less than 24 hours still has no personal exemptions. Stephen Fine, founder of online shopping resource crossbordershopping.ca, said shoppers had begun mobilizing to pressure the government into changing the personal exemption rules, adding the 24-hour duty free limit was a frequent bone of contention.
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toronto. One hundred camp enthusiasts strapped canoes to their backs and embarked on a gruelling 40-kilometre paddle and portage over the weekend for the fifth annual Canoe Heads for Kids event, which raised $60,000 to send kids from low-income families to summer camps through Amici Camping Charity. metro
Portagers on the trek. contributed Paddling for dollars • The money raised in the event will send 60 children to camp for two weeks. • Once Amici sponsors a child, it will continue to send that child to camp for two weeks every year, as long as the financial need is still there. • Combined with its other fundraising initiatives, Amici will send 150 children to camp for two weeks in 2012. Carly McDougald/contributed
Bus driver hailed as hero after controlling vehicle despite deadly wound Chinese are hailing a bus driver who maintained control of his vehicle and ensured passengers’ safety despite being struck by a chunk of iron that smashed through his windscreen while driving a bus near Beijing last week. Wu Bin ultimately died of his injuries from Tuesday’s freak accident, but not before braking, shifting gears
and telling passengers not to wander onto the highway. His hometown of Hangzhou in eastern China has praised him as a hero and a role model. Dramatic security camera footage broadcast Sunday on state television showed the object hitting Wu and his calm handling of the situation, despite being in obvious pain. Wu died Friday. China has a history of praising acts of selflessness and courage to inspire responsibility in an increasingly competitive and sometimes callous society. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
After being rescued from a humane society, cuddly cat returns the favour News Worth Sharing Media will always have to report on the tough stuff. But we know that Canada is full of compassionate individuals, inspiring projects and stories worth celebrating. Here’s just one. Dog may be man’s best friend, but after a cat saved
her life, Patricia Peter might beg to differ. Peter had rescued Monty, a ginger tabby, from the Edmonton Humane Society two years ago. Recently Monty returned the favour with a rescue of his own. As Peter dozed, Monty persistently nibbled at her left hand, the hand that Peter pricks to check her blood sugar. Monty’s nibbling prompted
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Snow White & the Huntsman triumphed at the weekend box office. According to studio estimates Sunday, Universal Pictures’ action yarn inspired by the fairy-tale princess debuted strongly at No. 1 with $56.3 million domestically. That’s about $20 million higher than industry expectations. Snow White bumped Sony’s Men in Black 3 from the top spot and into secondplace with $29.3 million. The Will Smith-Tommy Lee Jones sequel raised its total to $112.3 million after two weekends. Disney’s superhero sensation The Avengers remained strong at No. 3 with $20.3 million, lifting its domestic total to $552.7 million. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Corey Hart’s comeback a point of ‘pride’ for singer Remix. Sunglasses at Night singer gets inspired to remake Truth Will Set You Free and bring its gay-positive message to the forefront When Corey Hart included Truth Will Set You Free on his 1988 album Young Man Running, few among his legions of fans likely realized that the song was intended as a gaypositive anthem of affirmation for anyone struggling with his or her sexuality. For one thing, the Montrealborn pop star wanted it that way. He was intentionally cryptic in the lyrics of the soaring tune, couching the true meaning of its be-yourself-at-all-costs mantra in subtext. The reason for the secrecy? Hart wanted to protect the close friend who had inspired the song, someone whose sexuality was a source of self-doubt and pain. Now, Hart is issuing a dance floor-friendly remix of the tune, one which swaps the contemplative soft-rock of the original for an icy club groove and pulls those themes that coursed under the original’s surface to the fore with new lyrics inspired, in part, by the 1998 murder of gay university student Matthew Shepard. And to make positively sure those newly prominent themes resonate, Hart — who willingly receded from the musical spotlight to raise his children — will mark his first Canadian performance in a decade during Toronto’s Pride festival. “The gay aspect of this song was an important message that I wanted to send out there, especially being a straight man
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— I thought it was important to say this,” he added. “It was important for me to be at a gay pride event and to go out there and sing the song, and spread the message of the song.” But it certainly wasn’t a typical journey to get to this point. The idea to re-record his 24-year-old song began with an unsolicited email request from a DJ whom Hart had never heard of. 1Love — whose real name is Paul Todd — wasn’t writing in regard to either Sunglasses at Night or Never Surrender. Hart was intrigued, but it wasn’t until he got to know Todd that he became persuaded to revisit the track. Todd was just a music lover from Kingston, Ont., who was driving a cab at night to support his four kids. Even though Hart was initially a “little put off” with Todd’s first attempt at tackling a new version of the song, their personalities clicked. By then, Hart had made up his mind to issue his first single in 12 years. Hart felt that Todd’s early remix didn’t have enough musicality to it, so he sent it to musician friends in Toronto and Montreal who added textures until the gleaming song found its pulse. Perhaps more important to Hart was the opportunity to re-record his vocals with new lyrics. “I felt (it was) necessary to take the song much further than I had in 1988,” Hart said. THE CANADIAN PRESS
Canadian singer-songwriter Corey Hart poses with his protégé Marie-Christine as she promotes her album in Toronto last month. Hart is planning his first performance in a decade. CHRIS YOUNG/THE CANADIAN PRESS
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William Shatner’s weird world Where no man has gone before. The 81-year-old icon gears up for another season of Weird or What? From hosting the Junos in Ottawa to a multi-city U.S. tour of his Broadway show, William Shatner has been a man on the move for much of 2012 with a red-hot career that leaves little time for respite. The week ahead is no exception as the Canadian pop culture icon prepares to head to Johannesburg for work with plans to eke out a few days for a photographic safari in the interior. “I’m really excited by that. What I’m not excited about is a 22-hour airplane ride,” the affable actor said candidly from his home in Los Angeles. Despite his stacked schedule, the tireless 81-year-old
continues to have a hands-on role with William Shatner’s Weird or What? which is back for a third season beginning today at 10 p.m. ET on History Television. Shatner is host and executive producer of the series which explores truelife tales of the unknown and unexplainable, and features first-person accounts, expert commentary and reconstructions of the mysterious events in question. In addition to narrating Weird or What? and delivering tongue-in-cheek quips onscreen, Shatner said he’s active behind the scenes, consulting on stories and looking at scripts. “It’s more than just a couple of weeks of working on the show as the wraparound. I’m intimately involved in the show, so there’s no telling how much time that takes,” he said. Tonight’s spine-tingling episode chronicles real-life accounts of human encounters
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with beastly creatures, including a New Jersey mother and son seeing the fabled Jersey Devil. The “massively interesting” stories featured on Weird or What all pique the interest of the inquisitive Shatner. Even as he peruses scripts, Shatner said he tries to seek out his own explanations for unusual happenings. He’s also fascinated by the notions of multiple
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and alternate universes and the bending of time. “Since we know nothing and everything is mysterious, the explanations for mysterious events assume an even more unknown quantity,” said Shatner. “So we try to explain scientifically what may have happened in a mysterious event, but we can’t be sure that that is the explanation.” The Canadian Press
Shatner’s Canuck side
Pining for poutine William Shatner, a Montreal native, admits he hankers for poutine while away from his hometown, and said he’d relish the chance
to take on more work in Canada. “I love to work in Canada. It’s beautiful, and the people are great and the crews have become wonderful,” he said. “I hope to work in Canada a lot.”
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Leo DiCaprio better off without Baywatch: Hasselhoff Baywatch may have been a huge success for David Hasselhoff, but he thinks at least one movie star is better off for not getting a part on the series. Leonardo DiCaprio auditioned for the role of Hasselhoff ’s son — a part that eventually went to Jeremy Jackson — according Movieline. “You know what, it was the best thing to happen to Leonardo DiCaprio,” Hasselhoff says. “I saw Leonardo DiCaprio and I said, ‘You know what, that was the best thing
“It was the best thing to happen to Leonardo DiCaprio” David Hasselhoff On Leonardo DiCaprio not getting a role on Baywatch
that ever happened to you! You would have never gotten Titanic and have been this big star. You’d be like Jeremy Jackson and David Hasselhoff, looking for work.’”
Brooke Mueller has landed herself back in rehab, but the situation might not be as bad as it seems. Despite a history of drug abuse and saying “I do” to Charlie Sheen, the sometimes-actress’ lawyers say the stay is a perfectly routine “pre-planned event,” and that reports of a crack-cocaine binge with her ex-husband are entirely false. For his part, Sheen doesn’t know who he agrees with just yet — but that doesn’t mean he won’t attempt to talk about it. Here’s his statement on the matter to TMZ: “I can’t speak to anyone’s opinion or judgement. I was there, they were not, their tepid hearsay is a baseless static drone. “A mantra, their theme. I refuse to be held hostage by their ‘constitutional’ privilege, to judge those who can and who do. nabobs. CS” It took a while, but we are finally confused by the choices of Charlie Sheen. This man is a professional Drunkest Guy Last Night, and yet this is the statement he releases?
Justin Bieber takes a backstage tumble Charlie, this is familiar territory: sleep in, take a shower, throw on a little bronzer and surface in gym clothes with a leafy bag from Whole Foods. This showing-up-to-breakfastin-sunglasses stuff is for amateurs. Has he learned nothing? When asked who will play him in the inevitable biopic, Bill Clinton generously settled on George Clooney during an interview on Piers Morgan Tonight. Now, as for Hillary? He’d like to cast Meryl Streep. We think this was a compliment, but Bill, trust us: assuming you’re still around for a next time, the answer you are looking for here is “Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron or a young Heidi Klum.”
Justin Bieber is recovering from a possible concussion and a bruised ego after walking into a glass wall backstage at a Paris concert, according to TMZ. The singer returned to the stage to finish his set, but he reportedly lost consciousness briefly backstage after the show. Local doctors diagnosed him with a concussion. Bieber is taking it well, though,
posting on Twitter, “Just smacked my head and needed some water. All good. I’m Canadian. We are tough.” This isn’t the first time Bieber has been fooled by the translucent nature of glass walls and doors. Online video clips show him walking into the glass partition of a revolving door in 2010 and a glass wall at a radio station office later that year.
Amy Winehouse’s property up for sale Amy Winehouse’s family is taking another step in moving on after their daughter’s death 10 months ago, putting the singer’s London home up for sale, according to Reuters. “The Winehouse’s have decided to put the house on the market, with great regret,” a family spokesperson says. “Amy
loved that house, but none of the family felt it appropriate that they should live in it and it was not practical to keep it empty while paying the costs of its upkeep.” The home, which was previously intended to be the headquarters for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, is being offered for $4.2 million.
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Got a big family? Here’s how to save time and money Have a daughter? Don’t cut her bangs. Once you start cutting bangs, you’re a slave to trimming them. Don’t buy bikes with white wheels. If you get your princess a pink bike with white wheels, little brother may be reluctant to take it on when sister
outgrows it. Sacrifice glitter and ribbons for a good hand-me-down situation. Have your babies close in age. This year, I had three kids on the SAME hockey team. This means only one rink at one time. Don’t cheap out on big-ticket items. If you buy your first kid a cheap bike, it’s not going to get through the rest of your clan. You’re better off buying top-quality baby products and sports equipment. JULIE COLE/YUMMYMUMMYCLUB.CA
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Father’s Day gift: The 52 Reasons I Love You Jar
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Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? The 52 Reasons I Love You Jar is a great idea! This is a threeingredient activity that kids can make as a gift for Dad — that keeps giving. Grab a jar, paper and crayons. Have your child write out 52 hand-written
notes using the prompt “I love you because …” (I love you because you take me to soccer, I love you because you tell fart jokes, I love you because you read to me ...) Drop them into the jar. Dad can choose one note each week for the next year. This activity gives kids an opportunity to think about why Dad is special. It’s a great way for kids to practice handwriting and brainstorming. And it’s free! CAROLINE FERNANDEZ/ YUMMYMUMMYCLUB.CA
When yes is better than no First response. Saying no comes naturally when children ask for anything outside of the master plan, but it can stifle development JENNIFER KOLARI
“Mommy, let’s have a picnic lunch under the dining room table. “Why would we do that when we have a table?” I said without even looking up from my emails and piled-up paperwork. “Why not?” asked my daughter. I tore myself away from the screen to look at her. She was flushed with excitement. Even the ends of her hair seemed to be electrified as she bounced from foot to foot, imploring me with her cockeyed smile “Sure, let’s do it!” I said. She was surprised by my answer. We ate, played games and giggled, and I was a much happier woman than I would have been had I remained hunched over my computer. “Thank you,” I said to my daughter. “For what, Mommy?”
“For taking me on a picnic,” I said. “Well, you should thank yourself, too. You’re the one who said yes.” Parents usually go to “no” as a first response when their children ask for anything outside the master plan. “No, I don’t want you to build a cushion fort in the living room right now; it makes a huge mess.” I’ve done it. But if a child wants to build a fort or engage in any other activity that promises a transient mess, why not let him or her? Your little one has an idea and exploring ideas is such an integral ingredient of our kids’ development. How else are they going to figure out what works or how to solve their own problems? Saying “no” comes naturally because we think doing so is without consequences. We’re wrong. Not only do we limit our children’s personal possibilities, we also compromise many opportunities to bond with them and to show them a different side of ourselves. So, next time, consider going straight to “yes.” I guarantee the experience will be as satisfying and memorable for you as if you had planned the whole thing yourself. YUMMYMUMMYCLUB.CA IS AN ONLINE RESOURCE TO HELP BUSY WOMEN SURVIVE MOTHERHOOD
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Weird baby names get even weirder
Bear, Tupac and Chardonnay are just a few of the wackiest baby names from last year. ISTOCK IMAGES
The folks at Nameberry compiled the hundred wackiest monikers from the last year. We’re talking weird — from the future troublemakers Capone and Juvenal, to Mother Nature’s son, Cougar, Fox and Bear. Not to mention the badasses, Tank and Notorious, Marvellous, Famous and Tupac. For cultural trends, it’s Mad Men all the way, with six Draper kids released into the world. Homage to the late Dirty Dancer, Swayze. And Elvis is back (if he ever went
away), as are the corresponding names Graceland, Presley and Memphis. The Royal wedding appears to have left its mark, as the absurdly conjoined Princewilliam, Princemichael and Sircharles will attest. While the calendar has historically provided baby name inspiration (April, June), it saw some new twists, including Tomorrow, Evening and Future. Oh, and intoxicants featured, too: Tequila, Chardonnay and (I kid you not) Abeer. JULIE GREEN/YUMMYMUMMYCLUB.CA
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Caesarean births linked to child obesity New research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood claims that C-sections may double the risk of childhood obesity. Big news, considering that around one in three babies are born this way in Canada. The study followed 1,255 mothers and babies between 1999 and 2002. The babies were weighed at birth, six months and age three. Around one in four were C-sections, and those babies tended to weigh more than those from vaginal births. According to researchers, there is the “difference in the composition of gut bacteria acquired at birth between the two delivery methods.” Apparently babies born by C-section have more Firmicutes bacteria and fewer Bacteroides bacteria in their guts. (Obese people have higher levels of Firmicutes bacteria.) It is believed that gut bacteria influences insulin resistance, inflammation and fat deposits. Another good reason to avoid elective, non-emergency Caesarean births. JULIE GREEN YUMMYMUMMYCLUB.CA
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Hearty halibut is a perfect match for spring veggies Ingredients
Roasted Halibut with Quinoa and Vegetables
This recipe serves six. news canada
1. Place quinoa in a rice cook-
er with 750 ml (3 cups) of water. Cook until tender and fluff with a fork.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and prepare a bowl with ice water. Blanch asparagus, snap peas and sweet peas by placing them into the boiling water for about 1 minute for each batch. Strain and remove to ice water for another minute to stop the cooking.
Drain and set aside.
quinoa from rice cooker, place in a large bowl and mix with oil, chives, tarragon and lemon rind. Season with salt and pepper.
Season halibut with salt and pepper and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place a sprig of dill on each piece of fish; layer each with 3 to 4 lemon slices and top with 5 ml (1 tsp) of the
Provençal Poached Salmon. Dinner is a snap with this skillet recipe
butter. Splash with white wine and bake, uncovered, in centre of 190 C (375 F) oven for about 7 minutes.
Brown remaining butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Add lemon juice and blanched vegetables and toss quickly. Season to taste and add toasted almonds to vegetables. To serve, arrange quinoa and fish on a plate and spoon vegetables around and over the fish.
• 500 ml (2 cups) yellow quinoa, rinsed • 500 g (1 lb) asparagus, stalks cut into 6 pieces on bias • 1 l (4 cups) sugar snap peas, each cut into 4 pieces on bias • 500 ml (2 cups) shelled green sweet peas • 90 ml (1/3 cup) olive oil • 30 ml (2 tbsp) finely chopped fresh chives • 30 ml (2 tbsp) finely chopped fresh tarragon • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) grated lemon rind • Salt and pepper • 6 halibut fillets (each 150 g/5 oz) • 2 sprigs fresh dill • 2 lemons, thinly sliced • 125 ml (1/2 cup) unsalted butter • 50 ml (1/4 cup) white wine • 30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice • 250 ml (1 cup) toasted crushed whole almonds News Canada/Adapted by Emily Richards, cookbook author and TV celebrity chef. For more, visit emilyrichardscooks.ca
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Smoothies are a natural choice when the mercury starts to rise. But make sure what you’re choosing to help you cool off isn’t fattening you up.
Cold Stone Creamery Mango Pineapple Smoothie 510 calories/ 115 g carbs More than 500 calories and half your carbohydrates for the day is excess for a beverage. Mangoes are higher in calories than other fruits.
Equivalent This is equivalent to almost four butter croissants from Starbucks in carbs.
Cold Stone Creamery Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie 360 calories/ 78 g carbs Blueberries are one of the lowestcalorie fruits, which makes for a more controlled beverage. Consider the smaller “like it” size.
Catfish scaloppine teams with tomatoes for nutritious entrée crisp, add lemon juice and continue to stir ingredients together until well combined.
Catfish Scaloppine with Garlic Basil Sauce
Remove pan from heat. Remove catfish and tomato platter from oven. Pour sauce over fish and serve. News Canada/Adapted by Emily Richards, cookbook author and TV celebrity chef. For more, visit emilyrichardscooks.ca
1. In 12-inch (30-cm) non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté mushrooms and onions for 3 to 5 minutes or until starting to brown.
wine, tomatoes, salt, pepper and 1/2 tsp (2 ml) herbes de Provence; bring to boil. Arrange salmon in single layer on top; sprinkle remaining 1 tsp (5 ml) herbes de Provence evenly on salmon.
3. Reduce heat to low, cover
and simmer for 10 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.
Spoon mashed potatoes onto dinner plates; flattening slightly. Top with salmon and spoon mushroom sauce over top. Sprinkle with parsley. News Canada/Adapted by Emily Richards, cookbook author and TV celebrity chef. For more, visit emilyrichardscooks.ca
Ingredients • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil • 12 oz (375 g) mixed mushrooms (crimini, white, shiitake), thickly sliced • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped onion • 1/2 cup (125 ml) dry white wine or chicken broth • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped • 1/4 tsp each (1 ml) salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1 1/2 tsp (7 ml) herbes de Provence • 4 salmon fillets (5 oz/150 g each) • 2 cups (500 ml) mashed potatoes • Chopped parsley or pea sprouts (optional)
• 1 large tomato, cut into 4
This recipe makes two servings. news canada
1. Place tomato slices on an ovenproof platter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; drizzle with vinegar and set aside. 2. Place
flour into a shallow dish. In a second shallow dish, whisk eggs with water. Place bread crumbs in a third shallow dish. Dip each catfish fillet into flour, shaking off excess. Dip into egg mixture
followed by bread crumbs, pressing to coat well; place fillets onto plate.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook fillets for about 5 minutes per side, until deep golden brown and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Place fish fillets onto tomatoes and place platter in the centre of a 160 C (325
F) oven to keep warm.
Garlic Basil Sauce: Wipe out any excess oil from skillet and add butter. Return to medium heat and let butter melt and brown slightly. Immediately add garlic and basil leaves and swirl them in the pan or stir continuously to prevent from burning. As garlic softens and basil become
slices • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 15 ml (1 tbsp) red wine vinegar • 125 ml (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour • 2 eggs beaten with 15 ml (1 tbsp) water • 250 ml (1 cup) panko crumbs • 2 catfish fillets (each 175 g/6 oz), pounded lightly into scaloppine • 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil Garlic Basil Sauce: • 30 ml (2 tbsp) butter • 6 to 8 cloves garlic, sliced • 6 fresh basil leaves • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh lemon juice
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Seeking sustainability — in space Space mining. Harvesting minerals and other substances from near-Earth asteroids a new possibility
By the numbers
The number of mineral-rich asteroids close to Earth that spacecraft can reach using less energy than a trip to the moon.
It’s a fact of life in the space age. As vital resources become depleted on Earth, an infinite, inexhaustible treasure trove awaits us — from beyond. Space mining, the harvesting of minerals and other substances from nearEarth asteroids, has traditionally been the realm of science fiction. But now, an innovative company of opportunists is actually trying to make this happen. “Everything is science fiction, right up to the point where it’s science fact,” says Chris Lewicki, president and chief engineer of Planetary Resources. “Our approach is to keep our eye on the goal of space resources, and the develop-
Asteroids contain huge amounts of iron and water, as well as valuable rare metals like platinum.
ment of an economy off the planet. There are a number of things that really have only coalesced in the last few years that I think make this a great time to be considering this challenge.” Fuelling this is the discovery of literally thou-
sands of near-Earth asteroids in the past decade. These space-borne hunks contain huge amounts of iron and water, as well as valuable rare metals such as platinum. “These asteroids have only a very slight amount of
gravity,” Lewicki explains. “You don’t really orbit them as much as you dock with them — like a space craft visiting the International Space Station. The ability to leave that asteroid also doesn’t take much energy.” Space exploration re-
quires metal and water in abundance. But they’re heavy, and it costs tens of thousands of dollars to lift even one pound of material from Earth into space. The short-term goal of asteroid mining is to reach for the stars with
materials that are already out there. “We can take something as basic as water, and turn it into rocket fuel. And the ability to refuel in space will be critically important for travelling around the solar system. And the iron you find in space is so pure, it has many of the properties of stainless steel.” This is a whole new level of sustainability — a long-term future built without relying on Earthbound resources. “We’re looking to make space exploration common place,” Lewicki says. “We’ll end up with a prospecting spacecraft in Earth’s orbit — maybe as soon as five years from now.” For more info: sources.com
Raising the roof: What green top would best suit your household? Queen of green
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What are some green roofing options? Shannon of Calgary
First, dispose of the old roofing materials. I’m guessing you have asphalt shingles. In Canada, about 1.25 million tonnes of asphaltbased roofing materials are discarded each year. But asphalt shingles are recyclable. Before you hire a roofing contractor, ask if your old shingles will be recycled. For smaller doit-yourself jobs, look for a construction waste recycling depot near you. Benefits of green roofs include lower cooling costs and minimizing rain-water runoff
Benefits of metal roofs:
• Recyclable and often made with recycled content (steel and aluminum) • Highly durable, up to 100 years but the screws will only last 25 years • Can be installed over asphalt shingles • Reflect more energy = lower cooling costs in summer • Ideal for water collection; i.e., rain barrels Avoid copper roofs, which take a lot of energy to make and create pollution. Also avoid zinc to treat rust; instead, request a powder coating. Finally, ensure your aluminum roof has a baked-on resin that meets national drinking water standards to avoid contaminating runoff. Benefits of recycled rubber roofs: • They’re often made from old tires! • Very durable (50 years) The biggest problems are
off-gassing, contamination of rainwater and heat absorption from the black colour (increasing your cooling bill in summer). Benefits of green roofs (plants growing over a waterproof membrane): • Lower cooling costs by 50 to 90 per cent • Minimize rainwater runoff • Act as a carbon sink • Reduce the urban heat island effect (cities regularly reach higher temperatures than the surrounding landscape because of the extra solar energy they absorb) Today, this is cost prohibitive for most homeowners — starting at $18 a square foot. However, they are becoming more popular on commercial buildings with flat roofs due to their insulating properties, durability, stormwater mitigation and more.
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The houses that Elio built Giving something back. Generous entrepreneur one day decided to use wealth to aid those stricken by poverty
Guide to life
Elio’s personal mottos: • Put God first at all times and in all things. You will discover that this is true wisdom.
The In-Credibility Factor
• Let love motivate everything you do.
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Elio Madonia was strolling with his wife while on vacation in the Dominican Republic when he turned down the wrong street and walked into a povertystricken neighbourhood. “I pointed my finger at God saying, ‘Why do you allow this to happen?’ At one point I heard a voice speaking to me. ‘If you are really concerned, why don’t you do something for them?’” Elio was a pillar of the Italian community in Toronto and had recently sold his interest in several beverage companies. He was also newly retired. The mayor of the town donated a piece of land and Elio went to work,
• In all relationships follow the golden rule: As you would like others to do to you, do likewise to them. • In all dealings let fairness prevail. • At all times protect your good name (reputation) for it is worth more than gold. Visit: thesamaritanfoundationdr.com
Elio Madonia, seen here on the far left, presents a house to a family in need along with a group of donors who helped to build it.
building 25 new homes for the families he had met. That was in 1990. Today, Madonia and The
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Samaritan Group have built and donated 10 villages filled with 1,200 homes, six schools, five medical cen-
tres and 12 churches. “We work a lifetime to acquire wealth. Then we look back and say, ‘Is this
all there is to life?’All this experience, talent, skill and knowledge is now wasted on the golf courses of the
world. “Help those in need and leave a legacy that will influence the world.”
Become employable by fall Get off the couch! Make this summer count and employers may just give your resumé a second look School’s out and finally you can catch up on all your favourite soaps, take long naps throughout the day, and read up on the latest celebrity gossip. It sounds like a great plan and is definitely deserved, but you may want to look into activities that will boost your chances of securing a job this fall. Make the most of the summer with these suggestions. Participate in a new activity Interesting facts about yourself on your resumé will make you stand apart from the crowd and can provide some friendly banter in the midst of an intense job interview. Find a mentor Get in touch with a professor, relative, or friend who is working in a field that you’re interested in. Then ask lots of questions about their career journey to learn how they got to where
Give a little and you may just get a lot back in return.
they are. It will inspire you to take steps in the right direction. Make a difference Think outside the box and see if there is a way to use your skills to help others.
Are you good at directions? Volunteer to drive and deliver meals to seniors and shut-ins. Are you great at planning events? Host a fundraiser for a cause you’re passionate about. Though volunteering may not con-
tribute to your sports car fund, it will pay off in the long run as employers look fondly on individuals who show initiative and work hard. News Canada
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Jays top Red Sox to avoid sweep
Bruins goalie taking year off
Canada holds U.S. to a draw in friendly
Woods matches Nicklaus for wins
Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer and Drew Hutchison pitched seven effective innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre.
Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas confirmed Sunday on his Facebook page he will sit out next season. Thomas says he plans to focus on “friends, family and faith.” NHL
Facing CONCACAF powerhouse United States in a friendly at BMO Field Sunday night, the Canadians adopted a defence-first stance to keep a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw before 15,247 fans.
Tiger Woods picked the right place to match Jack Nicklaus for career PGA Tour wins, and with a shot that even left Nicklaus amazed. Two shots behind with three holes to play, and his ball in an impossible spot
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behind the 16th green, Woods holed a flop shot from 50 feet away that turned bogey into birdie and sent him on his way to a stunning comeback Sunday in the Memorial. It was his fifth win at Muirfield Village, and the 73rd of his PGA Tour career to match Nicklaus at No. 2 all-time. Sam Snead won a record 82 times. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rondo’s hot hand draws Celtics even with Heat NHL. Boston and Miami go to overtime for second time in this series Rajon Rondo had 15 points and 15 assists, and scored the final three points of the Boston Celtics’ 93-91 overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday night that evened the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. Getting a huge break when LeBron James fouled out for the first time since joining the Heat, the Celtics recovered after blowing an 18-point lead in regulation to move two games away from a third trip to the NBA finals in five years. Kevin Garnett added 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Celtics, while Paul Pierce scored 23 points before fouling out. Ray Allen finished with 16 points. “Stops,” Rondo said when asked what was the difference in the tight game. “I think we executed offensively, came up with some lucky plays and we got stops at the end.” James had 29 points and Dwyane Wade scored 20 after another dismal start for the Heat, who host Game 5 on
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Tuesday. In a game that started as a Celtics blowout and turned into a foul- and tension-filled fourth quarter, followed by the second overtime in this series, the Celtics held on when Wade missed a potential winning 3-pointer on the last possession. “We knew they were going to Wade. I wanted to check him,” Rondo said. “They set a great pick.... We’re lucky we got a stop.” Mickael Pietrus drew James’ sixth foul and grabbed two huge offensive rebounds that extended consecutive possessions for the Celtics, who lost Game 4 in overtime in a second-round series against the Heat last year with a chance to tie the series. This time, they overcame their second-half stall on the offensive end to give themselves by limiting the Heat to just one basket in overtime, by Udonis Haslem. THE CANADIAN PRESS
SPORTS Belmont Stakes
“It’s all about the horse. As long as the horse is going great, we’re all doing good. If he was battling and then I was getting a lot of stuff from other areas, it would be difficult. As long as he’s doing good, everything else is just talk.” Doug O’Neill, the trainer of Canadian-owned I’ll Have Another, is learning just how difficult it is to avoid all the roadblocks as he prepares his Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner for a chance to become the first Triple Crown champion in 34 years. The 44-year-old trainer shrugs off — at least publicly — the criticism thrown his way for numerous drug and medication violations, including a 45-day suspension issued last week in California. But ever since the colt was put on a van to New York, there have been a number of bumps on the road to the Belmont Stakes, such as a traffic jam on the New Jersey Turnpike. I’ll Have Another will not be able to wear the nasal strip he wore when he won the Derby and Preakness. The horse also went without regular exercise rider Jonny Garcia until a week ago because of visa issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS
Rajon Rondo, left, drives against Mario Chalmers while Kevin Garnett watches on in tthe second half of Game 4 Sunday in Boston. JIM ROGASH/GETTY IMAGES
Top-seeded Djokovic shaky in Open victory
Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns in his fourth-round match against Andreas Seppi of Italy at the French Open on Sunday. BERNAT ARMANGUE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Novak Djokovic won even though he felt like nothing was working. A much less-known player named David Goffin lost, but he walked out of Roland Garros feeling like the luckiest guy in the world. It was a strange, grey Sunday at the French Open that didn’t always fit the script — and even included an early exit by the top-seeded woman, Victoria Azarenka. The top-seeded man, Djokovic, punctuated the weirdness, in need of his third career comeback from two sets down to post a fourthround victory over 22nd-seed-
Canadian Daniel Nestor and Belarussian partner Max Mirnyi reached the quarter-finals of the French Open on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-4 defeat of American Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram.
ed Andreas Seppi of Italy, 4-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3. “Today, I played a very poor match,” Djokovic said. Goffin, in the draw as a “lucky loser” after falling in qualifying, found himself with
a one-set lead against none other than his childhood favourite, Roger Federer, before falling 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. At the end, the 21-year-old got a hug from the 16-time major champion that left him smiling. “I’ve had an extraordinary week,” he said. “I went through the quallies with a bit of luck. Then I played my best tennis. I played three great matches. The icing on the cake was to play here with Roger.” Djokovic was just happy his hopes of winning his fourth straight Grand Slam tournament — the “Novak Slam” — are still alive. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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EAST DIVISION Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Boston Toronto
WEST DIVISION GB — 41/2 9 9
Yesterday’s results Toronto 5 Boston 1 Chicago White Sox 4 Seattle 2 Kansas City 2 Oakland 0 Minnesota 6 Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees 5 Detroit 1 Tampa Bay 8 Baltimore 4 Texas 7 L.A. Angels 3 Saturday’s results Boston 7 Toronto 4 Baltimore 2 Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 4 N.Y. Yankees 3 L.A. Angels 3 Texas 2 Minnesota 7 Cleveland 4 Oakland 9 Kansas City 3 Seattle 10 Chicago White Sox 8 (12 innings) Tonight’s games — All Times Eastern Minnesota (De Vries 0-1) at Kansas City (W.Smith 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 6-4) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-6), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Feldman 0-3) at Oakland (J.Parker 1-2), 10:05 p.m. Tomorrow’s games Cleveland at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
N BA P L AYO F FS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best of 7) EASTERN CONFERENCE
MIAMI (2) VS. BOSTON (4)
(Series tied 2-2) Last night’s result Boston 93 Miami 91 (OT) Friday’s result Boston 101 Miami 91 Tomorrow’s game Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s game Miami at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9 x-Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO (1) VS. OKLAHOMA CITY (2)
(Series tied 2-2) Saturday’s result Oklahoma City 109 San Antonio 103 Tonight’s game — All Times Eastern Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s game San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Friday’s game x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. x — played only if necessary.
Yesterday’s results Arizona 6 San Diego 0 Atlanta 3 Washington 2 Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers 2 Houston 5 Cincinnati 3 Miami 5 Philadelphia 1 N.Y. Mets 6 St. Louis 1 Pittsburgh 6 Milwaukee 5 San Francisco 2 Chicago Cubs 0 Saturday’s results Arizona 4 San Diego 2 Cincinnati 12 Houston 9 L.A. Dodgers 6 Colorado 2 Miami 5 Philadelphia 4 Milwaukee 5 Pittsburgh 1 N.Y. Mets 5 St. Louis 0 San Francisco 2 Chicago Cubs 1 Washington 2 Atlanta 0 Today’s games — All Times Eastern St. Louis (Lohse 5-1) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 4-3), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 5-3) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 3-2), 3:45 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 4-3) at Philadelphia (Worley 3-2), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Friedrich 3-1) at Arizona (Saunders 3-3), 9:40 p.m. Tomorrow’s games L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.
HO CKE Y AHL PLAYOFFS CALDER CUP FINAL (Best of 7)
NORFOLK VS. TORONTO
(Norfolk leads series 2-0) Saturday’s result Norfolk 4 Toronto 2 Friday’s result Norfolk 3 Toronto 1 Thursday’s game — All Times Eastern Norfolk at Toronto, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9 Norfolk at Toronto, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10 x-Norfolk at Toronto, 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 x-Toronto at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Friday, June 15 x-Toronto at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. x — played only if necessary.
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TENNI S FRENCH OPEN At Paris Yesterday’s results
Singles — Fourth Round Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Andreas Seppi (22), Italy, 4-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3. Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, def. David Goffin, Belgium, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5), France, leads Stanislas Wawrinka (18), Switzerland, 6-4, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 3-6, 4-2 (susp., darkness). Juan Martin del Potro (9), Argentina, leads Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-3 (susp., darkness). Doubles — Third Round Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Daniel Nestor (1), Toronto, def. Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram (15), U.S., 6-2, 6-4.
Singles — Fourth Round Dominika Cibulkova (15), Slovakia, def. Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Sam Stosur (6), Australia, def. Sloane Stephens, U.S., 7-5, 6-4. Angelique Kerber (10), Germany, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-3, 7-5. Sara Errani (21), Italy, def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (26), Russia, 6-0, 7-5.
Boy’s Singles — First Round Filip Peliwo (5), Vancouver, def. Laslo Djere, Serbia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Girl’s Singles — First Round Francoise Abanda, Montreal, def. Belinda Bencic (15), Switzerland, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4). Carol Zhao, Richmond Hill, Ont., def. Justine De Sutter, Belgium, 6-0, 6-1. Olga Doroshina, Russia, def. Erin Routliffe, Caledon, Ont., 6-3, 6-0. Saturday’s results
NEW JERSEY (E6) VS.LOS ANGELES (W8) (Los Angeles leads series 2-0) Saturday’s result Los Angeles 2 New Jersey 1 (OT) Tonight’s game — All Times Eastern New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s game New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9 x-Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Monday, June 11 x-New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 x-Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m.
Singles — Third Round Juan Monaco (13), Spain, def. Milos Raonic (19), Thornhill, Ont., 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4. Doubles — Second Round Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Daniel Nestor (1), Toronto, def. Paul Hanley and Jordan Kerr, Australia, 6-1, 7-6 (0). Mixed Doubles — First Round Klaudia Jans-Ignacik, Poland, and Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico, def. Nadia Petrova, Russia, and Daniel Nestor (6), Toronto, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 (tiebreak).
SATURDAY KINGS 2, DEVILS 1 (OT) First Period 1. Los Angeles, Doughty 3, 7:49 Penalties — Greene LA (cross-checking) 2:54, Mitchell LA (cross-checking) 7:56. Second Period — No Scoring. Penalties — A.Greene NJ (tripping) 9:29, King LA (high-sticking) 13:38. Third Period 2. New Jersey, R.Carter 5 (Zidlicky, Bernier) 2:59 Penalties — Zubrus NJ (interference) 16:55, Doughty LA (hooking) 17:46. Overtime 3. Los Angeles, J.Carter 5 (Penner, Martinez) 13:42 Penalties — None. Shots on goal by Los Angeles New Jersey
9 6 11—32 9 10 3—33
Goal — Los Angeles: Quick (W,14-2); New Jersey: Brodeur (L,12-7). Power plays (goals-chances) — Los Angeles: 0-2; New Jersey: 0-4. Referees — Dan O’Rourke, Chris Rooney. Linesmen — Jean Morin, Pierre Racicot Attendance — 17,625 (17,625) at Newark, N.J.
SCORING LEADERS Kovalchuk, NJ Giroux, Pha D.Brown, LA Kopitar, LA B.Richards, NYR Parise, NJ Briere, Pha Zajac, NJ Doughty, LA Girardi, NYR J.Williams, LA Gaborik, NYR
G 7 8 7 7 6 7 8 7 3 3 2 5
A 11 9 9 9 9 7 5 5 9 9 10 6
AU TO RACING NASCAR SPRINT CUP FEDEX 400
PGA THE MEMORIAL
(Best of 7)
x — played only if necessary.
BB SO 6 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
NHL PLAYOFFS STANLEY CUP FINAL
PT 18 17 16 16 15 14 13 12 12 12 12 11
ATHLE TI CS PREFONTAINE CLASSIC At Eugene, Ore. Saturday’s results Men 100 1, Justin Gatlin, U.S., 9.90 seconds. 2, Nickel Ashmeade, Jamaica, 9.93. 3, Trell Kimmons, U.S., 10.04. 4, Walter Dix, U.S., 10.04. 5, Darvis Patton, U.S., 10.05. 6, Nesta Carter, Jamaica, 10.05. 7, Mike Rodgers, U.S., 10.07. 8. Emmanuel Callender, U.S., 10.14. Shot Put 1, Reese Hoffa, U.S., 21.81 metres. 2, Tomasz Majewski, Poland, 21.60. 3, Dylan Armstrong, Kamloops, B.C., 21.50. 4, Ryan Whiting, U.S., 21.13, Christian Cantwell, U.S., 20.98. 6, Daniel Taylor, U.S., 20.16. 7, Justin Rodhe, Kamloops, B.C., 20.13.
At Dublin, Ohio Par 72 Final Round Tiger Woods, $1,116,000 Andres Romero, $545,600 Rory Sabbatini, $545,600 Spencer Levin, $272,800 Daniel Summerhays, $272,800 Jonathan Byrd, $215,450 Matt Every, $215,450 Justin Rose, $192,200 Aaron Baddeley, $167,400 Ryo Ishikawa, $167,400 Greg Owen, $167,400 Luke Donald, $142,600 J.B. Holmes, $119,867 Bo Van Pelt, $119,867 Jim Furyk, $119,867 Davis Love III, $99,200 Vijay Singh, $99,200 Kevin Stadler, $99,200 Blake Adams, $72,540 K.J. Choi, $72,540 John Huh, $72,540 Dustin Johnson, $72,540 Hunter Mahan, $72,540 Charl Schwartzel, $72,540 Ricky Barnes, $40,777 David Hearn, $40,777
70-69-73-67—279 69-73-72-67—281 69-69-71-72—281 67-72-69-75—283 69-71-74-69—283 71-70-72-71—284 69-75-71-69—284 73-72-71-69—285 69-72-73-72—286 72-70-71-73—286 72-71-76-67—286 71-73-75-68—287 72-75-74-67—288 73-69-75-71—288 72-68-75-73—288 74-72-71-72—289 72-73-69-75—289 72-73-71-73—289 69-77-71-73—290 74-71-77-68—290 71-74-76-69—290 71-71-73-75—290 72-73-77-68—290 73-72-73-72—290 72-72-76-71—291 70-75-70-76—291
LPGA CLASSIC At Galloway, N.J. Par 71 Final Round Stacy Lewis, $225,000 Katherine Hull, $134,854 Mika Miyazato, $86,752 Azahara Munoz, $86,752 Lexi Thompson, $50,821 Hee-Won Han, $50,821 Anna Nordqvist, $50,821 Alison Walshe, $34,701 Paula Creamer, $34,701 Eun-Hee Ji, $28,794 Ai Miyazato, $28,794
65-65-71—201 71-66-68—205 65-73-68—206 69-68-69—206 69-71-67—207 71-67-69—207 69-67-71—207 73-66-69—208 67-70-71—208 71-70-68—209 70-69-70—209
Maude-Aimee Leblanc, $9,920 Lorie Kane, $9,920 Alena Sharp, $2,843
68-75-71—214 73-69-72—214 75-71-74—220
CHAMPIONS PRINCIPAL CHARITY CLASSIC At Des Moines, Iowa Par 71 Final Round Jay Haas, $262,500 Larry Mize, $140,000 Kirk Triplett, $140,000 Fred Funk, $93,625 Tom Lehman, $93,625 Andrew Magee, $70,000 David Eger, $56,000 Jeff Freeman, $56,000 Kenny Perry, $56,000 Mark Calcavecchia, $40,250
66-65-66—197 66-68-68—202 67-73-62—202 70-67-66—203 68-67-68—203 68-68-68—204 69-71-65—205 68-70-67—205 68-69-68—205 68-72-66—206
Also Rod Spittle, $18,929 Jim Rutledge, $13,230
NATIONWIDE THE REX HOSPITAL OPEN SCORES Par: 71 Final Round (x-won on second playoff hole) x-James Hahn, $99,000 Scott Parel, $59,400 Jin Park, $28,600 B.J. Staten, $28,600 Jim Renner, $28,600 Will Wilcox, $18,425 Dustin Bray, $18,425 Jeff Curl, $18,425
Stuart Anderson, $3,080 Ryan Yip, $1,650
67-68-69-67—271 67-69-67-68—271 69-71-65-67—272 66-68-66-72—272 63-71-67-71—272 67-72-68-66—273 67-71-69-66—273 65-69-70-69—273 68-71-70-70—279 68-72-79-72—291
At Dover, Del. Yesterday’s results (starting position in parentheses) 1. (2) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 400 laps, 149.8 rating, 48 points, US$319,411; 2. (6) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 400, 114.6, 42, $250,001; 3. (5) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 400, 118.7, 42, $201,601; 4. (17) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 400, 107, 41, $142,340; 5. (4) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 400, 108.4, 39, $147,904; 6. (12) Aric Almirola, Ford, 400, 94.8, 38, $148,426; 7. (18) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 400, 93.1, 37, $140,204; 8. (11) Joey Logano, Toyota, 400, 95.1, 36, $115,465; 9. (13) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 400, 94.5, 35, $110,015; 10. (21) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 400, 79.7, 34, $128,598. 11. (7) Greg Biffle, Ford, 400, 87.9, 33, $106,205; 12. (16) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 400, 84.7, 32, $132,525; 13. (14) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 400, 117.9, 32, $139,591; 14. (1) Mark Martin, Toyota, 400, 108, 31, $101,480; 15. (3) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 400, 80.8, 29, $135,613; 16. (23) AJ Allmendinger, Dodge, 400, 75, 28, $134,280; 17. (20) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 400, 70.7, 27, $100,805; 18. (10) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 400, 78, 27, $133,121; 19. (24) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 400, 70, 25, $122,138; 20. (22) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 399, 62.8, 24, $117,788. 21. (28) David Ragan, Ford, 398, 63.2, 24, $105,938; 22. (15) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, engine, 364, 76.1, 22, $127,905; 23. (42) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 348, 48, 21, $115,738; 24. (9) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, engine, 338, 61.6, 20, $107,588; 25. (29) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 331, 41.7, 19, $137,705; 26. (19) Carl Edwards, Ford, 318, 80.3, 18, $129,846; 27. (26) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 306, 43.8, 17, $103,702; 28. (31) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 296, 40, 16, $115,496; 29. (8) Kyle Busch, Toyota, engine, 202, 87.3, 15, $129,563; 30. (38) Reed Sorenson, Ford, accident, 124, 34.7, 0, $94,705.
Time of Race: Three hrs., 15 min., 23 sec. Winner's Average Speed: 122.835 m.p.h. Margin of Victory: 2.550 seconds. Caution Flags: Seven for 32 laps.
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EASTERN CONFERENCE D.C. United New York Kansas City Columbus Chicago Houston New England Montreal Philadelphia Toronto
GP W L 15 8 4 13 8 3 12 8 3 12 5 4 13 5 5 11 4 3 13 5 7 13 3 7 11 2 7 10 1 9
T 3 2 1 3 3 4 1 3 2 0
GF GA 28 19 26 18 17 10 13 13 15 17 12 12 18 18 15 21 8 14 8 21
WESTERN CONFERENCE Real Salt Lake San Jose Seattle Vancouver Colorado Chivas USA Portland Dallas Los Angeles
GP W L 14 9 3 14 8 3 13 7 3 12 5 3 13 6 6 13 4 6 12 3 5 15 3 8 13 3 8
Saturday’s result New England 2 Chicago 0 Sunday, June 10 Houston at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
FRIENDLIES Last night’s result At Toronto U.S. 0 Canada 0
T 2 3 3 4 1 3 4 4 2
GF GA 22 14 27 17 16 9 13 14 20 18 9 14 12 15 15 24 15 21
Pt 27 26 25 18 18 16 16 12 8 3 Pt 29 27 24 19 19 15 13 13 11
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