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Calgary’s police have reassigned an additional $15 million towards the renovation of its new, centralized headquarters, a move that has raised the eyebrows of a taxpayers watchdog. Purchasing the property for its Westwinds Campus

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Public school fee model rolled back Most Calgary public school parents will pay an equal, flat rate for busing this fall, as officials have put the brakes on a planned two-tier model. Chief Superintendent Naomi Johnson said Calgary Board of Education administrators made their decision based on the values expressed by parents through an original survey and seven subsequent meetings in recent weeks. The move away from an initially proposed model that would have seen parents with kids in alternative programs pay $430 does not impact a plan to charge parents separately for busing and lunchroom supervision, meaning parents with kids using both services will pay $80 more overall. “As always, no student will be denied access to services and programs based on an inability to pay,” Johnson said. But Robert Hurdman with the Calgary Association of Parents and School Councils anticipates parents with kids attending community schools will be angered by the CBE’s change of heart, as they would have paid less under the model first proposed. “They did this to themselves,” he said. “They were the ones who split parents into two groups ... at least they listened in the end.” Not all parents will be charged the $295 busing rate, as kindergarten will only be charged $215 per student and parents of students in Grades 7 to 9 riding charter buses will fork out $335 per student. JEREMY NOLAIS/METRO

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members of the RCMP, Edmonton and Calgary police services, the Canada Border Services Agency and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). The unit will be based out of RCMP K-Division headquarters in Edmonton. RCMP assistant commissioner Gilles Michaud told a news conference that the unit — the fifth in Canada — will almost double the resources devoted to terror-

ism investigation and prevention in the province. With its increasingly controversial oilsands projects, and continuing concerns over pipeline projects, Alberta is becoming a tempting target for violent “rightand left-wing extremism,” Michaud said. INSET initially concentrated on threats from foreign sources, but it has broadened its focus to include domestic terrorism, especially “radicalized” youth who may travel outside of Canada for terrorism training, Michaud explained. INSET will keep tabs on any individual or group that poses a threat to national security, whether religiously, politically or ideologically based. Michaud said there

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• Other locations. Other Canadian INSET teams are located in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. • Formation. INSET was formed following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. • No funding. No new funds will be allocated for INSET.

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Flood fears after Tuesday’s downpour Caution. Calgary Fire Department warns Calgarians to stay away from the city’s rivers ALICIA GERRIOR

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Calgarians have a watchful eye on the city’s waterways after levels rose after Tuesday night’s series of storms. Heavy rain from Tuesday night’s violent storm led the city to issue to high-water warnings for Elbow River. The Calgary Fire Department advises Calgarians not to partake in boating activities and to stay off of the riverbanks due to a highwater advisory on the Elbow River. Jayson Doysher, spokesman for the Calgary Fire Department, said it’s in the best interest of Calgarians to avoid being near the water. The element of danger didn’t deter Andrew Cunningham from taking an afternoon stroll on a closed pathway of the very river the city issued warnings for. Cunningham, who admitted he was aware of the warnings, said he believed he was a safe enough distance away from the water.

ians were evacuated in a state of local emergency during the June 2005 flood.

“If you keep your distance far enough away, I think you’re fine,” said Cunningham. The last major flood to hit Calgary, the devastating June 2005 flood, damaged approximately 40,000 homes. As we approach the summer months, many home owners in low-lying areas fear for the worst. But they can breathe a sigh of relief as Frank Friga, senior planning engineer for City of Calgary Water Resources, said a flood of 2005’s magnitude clocks in at a onein-20-year frequency, with just a five per cent chance of occurring. And Environment Canada Meteoarologist Bill McMurtry said Calgary could expect slightly below normal precipitation this summer.

The City of Calgary issued a high-water advisory for the Elbow River after heavy rains and increased runoff swelled the city waterway. ALICIA GERRIOR/for Metro

Feeding the meter for charity The Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) announced Wednesday it will be using some of its old parking meters for a cause that doesn’t involve you paying for parking. “It’s really interesting and innovative,” said Tim Richter, CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation. “A lot of people Tim Richter, CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, left, stands with Troy want to help but they’re strugMcLeod the5Calgary WJ _of 4 9 2 _Parking Y Y CAuthority _ M e and t r Paul o .Morissette p d f from P atheg e 1 gling 6 / with 5 / 1how 2 , — 4here’s : 1 8 anP Calgary Food Bank, right, ready to deposit change into the donation parking ability for people to help in little meter for the Calgary’s Road Home initiative. Tessa Clayton/for metro ways when they feel like it.”

Calgary’s Road Home allows Calgarians to donate to the Homeless Foundation and Calgary Food Bank when they go to pay for parking downtown. The idea originated in Denver, Colo., and the success of their program caught the CPA’s eye. Temporary donation meters sit along Stephen Avenue Mand Barclay Street for people to donate change, but they can also make specific donations at

ParkPlus machines and through their cellphone accounts. “Any donation will help so we’re just happy to be able to provide that service and support these great organizations,” said Troy McLeod, general manager of the CPA. Richter likened the donations to an impulse purchase that may reach a new audience, but the best thing about it is there’s no pressure, added Paul Morissette, board president for

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Not-so-dear johns. Education key to rooting out prostitution: Police Many johns caught paying Calgary prostitutes claim to have no idea the sex trade is commonly associated with organized crime. That’s according to police who cracked down on prostitution in the city’s southeast and downtown core late last month, in the process laying two dozen charges against offenders and workers. “Some of them are shocked when we talk to them about the possibility of being robbed and other risks. That usually gets their attention — it’s an

eye-opener for them,” Const. Scott Cowick said. “The main thing is education. Educating these people on the choices that they have made and educating them on the dangers behind it.” Those caught trying to engage a prostitute can face anything from fines to jail time in extreme cases, Cowick said. “We are still enforcing as well,” he said, adding the number of complaints from the public regarding prostitution has remained steady in recent years. jeremy nolais/metro

Price of oil. Redford confident of surplus even as oil prices falter Alison Redford says she’s not about to go all Chicken Little over falling oil prices. The premier is standing by projections that her government will have a surplus next year, despite oil prices that are lower than expected. Redford says Alberta has always had to deal with price fluctuations and she likes to think in the long-term. “We have plans, we have choices that we need to make and we are going to govern based on that,” Redford said on Wednesday. The Alberta budget tabled in February calls for a $952-million surplus in 2013-14 after years of deficits. The deficit in this year’s budget was $886 million. It’s

Mackenzie Smith holds up the boots he wears while fine-tuning his welding skills at Lord Shaughnessy High School. Jeremy Nolais/Metro

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That start is rooted at Lord Shaughnessy high school in the city’s southwest. Students from other area high schools will attend morning classes focused on the basics — math, science and so on — before heading to Shaughnessy for the afternoon five days a week, where they can gain experience in engineering, medical sciences and other fields. Mackenzie Smith, 16, is a student in the welding program at Shaughnessy. “I learned a lot of stuff I

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Police chief happy with emergency response The police chief of a southern Alberta community hit by a tornado says he’s happy with the overall emergency response. Alf Rudd says things went very smoothly and there were plenty of people who pitched in to help out after the twister touched town near Taber on Tuesday night. “We had trees down. We had some power lines down. We actually had some gas lines worked loose,” he said. “But as the calls came in, we were able to get people out and co-ordinate with the fire and other emergency services and get on top of things.” No one was injured. The Canadian Press

Trent Jackson, co-founder of Beer League Soccer, said the goal is to create new friendships and possibly relationships through co-ed soccer. Katie Turner/Metro

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friends, according to the founders of Calgary’s newest sports organization, Beer League Soccer. The new co-ed recreational league in Calgary is aimed at singles looking to get active, meet new people and potentially create a love connection. “The priority isn’t for guys that want to score five goals, the priority is for people who

want to make five friends,” said co-founder Trent Jackson. The league will literally be kicking off in three weeks’ time with men and women playing 11-on-11 soccer on full-sized fields. There will also be opportunities for singles to drop in every Saturday for a $5 game and meet other singles. “What we’re really trying

to do is listen to the community. Soccer has a huge following in Calgary,” he said, adding the sport is popular among both men and women. Jackson said in addition to games, there will be a tournament and events set up over the course of the season focused on bringing the entire league together. For more information, visit beerleaguesoccer.com.

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This arm, created by SAIT mechanical design technology students, is a new tool used to hold tablets that allow doctors to use less sedation by allowing kids to watch a tablet during treatments. Celeste de Muelenaere/for Metro

What once was a makeshift stand rigged together with an IV pole and duct tape is now a tablet-computer-holding arm that attaches to radiationtreatment chairs helping Alberta Health Services treat pediatric cancer patients, while eliminating the need for anaesthesia or sedation. Students in SAIT Polytechnic’s mechanical design technology program — which instructor Lyndal Turner described as “a marriage between mechanical engineering and industrial design” — worked on the tablet holder for four months as a final project. Graduate Irwin Huisma said there were a few challenges they had to address. “Safety was of the utmost

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Initiative. Committee sends funding approval for drugawareness campaign to council Funding for an illicit drugawareness and education campaign was recommended for council approval on Wednesday. Up to $150,000 is requested, with a short-term focus on ecstasy after the PMMA incidents in Calgary. With other dangerous drugs coming in, Bill Bruce, director of bylaw services, said people may get more than they bargained for. “They’re unregulated, they’re untested and they’re extremely dangerous.” Ultimately, it’ll be a flexible tool kit to deal with issues longterm, targeting clubs and entertainment venues. Some aldermen previously Coming to East Village

Committee approves music-centre funding The National Music Centre is one step closer to securing city funding after a committee gave the thumbs-up to a $22.5-million contribution. While the final decision will come before city council, members of the community services and protective servi-

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Body-parts packages came with notes: Police Magnotta case. Police being selective about disclosing information, hoping to discourage potential copycats Police have revealed that body parts mailed to Vancouver schools were accompanied by notes — although they wouldn’t elaborate on their content Wednesday. Montreal police confirmed they had taken over an investigation into the packages mailed to British Columbia, thought to be linked to a dismemberment case that has attracted international attention. Two hands, two feet and a torso have turned up in different cities over the last week. Montreal police said they are working to find the missing head. The suspected killer, former porn actor and prostitute Luka Rocco Magnotta, is in a German prison awaiting extradition back to Canada.

Police said the packages sent to Vancouver were accompanied by messages, as were packages received in Ottawa last week. “There are some notes from the beginning, from the first package that we found in Ottawa,” said Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafrenière. “What was written on the notes, we kept that for ourselves.” Meanwhile, the parts from a still-unidentified victim were being transported by Vancouver police back to the city from which they were mailed — Montreal. Also on Wednesday, a passerby noticed what looked like a severed human foot sitting by a sidewalk in Montreal’s west end, near the neighbourhood where Magnotta is accused of killing and dismembering victim Jun Lin. Montreal police initially confirmed that the limb was human, but it turned out to be a rubber foot. Police said the rubber-limb incident might warrant a criminal mischief charge.

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Suspect may have posted new videos Luka Rocco Magnotta appears to have posted new videos of himself while he was on the run, including one that began, “Hi to all my fans.” “We think it is recent.... It would be very surprising if it was filmed before the murder,” Montreal police Cmdr. Denis Mainville

confirmed to the newspaper La Presse. An activist with the Animal Beta Project said, however, that she believed some of the videos had originally been made in 2007. Investigators are also attempting to determine whether Magnotta commented anonymously on the grisly video of the butchery and dismemberment of a Chinese university student, apparently on May 25. torstar News service

Grief. Victim’s family arrives in Montreal A Canada Post employee is seen delivering mail to St. Georges School in Vancouver on Wednesday. Jonathan Hayward/the canadian press Puzzling packages

Vancouver schools reassure nervous parents Vancouver educators are reassuring parents after a human hand and foot were mailed to two local schools. Administrators at False Creek

Elementary handed out letters to parents on how they could help kids cope. The letter said parents should limit children’s exposure to media coverage and to be aware if they are watching anything about it on TV or the Internet. St. George’s school also posted a letter on its website. the canadian press

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The parents of Jun Lin, killed and dismembered in a case that has attracted international attention, arrived in Montreal late Tuesday. A witness says Lin’s mother struggled to stay on her feet and was so overcome with grief that she struggled to express herself. The Lin family’s arrival occurred under the media radar. Little information is available about the victim, compared to the attention-seeking accused killer, Luka Rocco Magnotta. Among the few people to have met Lin’s family are officials at Concordia University, where he was an engineering

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“We come to take you home now.” Yan Shi, the head of Concordia’s Chinese student association, said that short, simple phrase was all he could make out from slaying victim Jun Lin’s mother when he met the family upon their arrival in Canada

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Protests. Fined MNA cites Gandhi as inspiration A member of the Quebec legislature, arrested and fined at a student protest, says his actions are inspired by the work of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Amir Khadir was ticketed $494 for blocking a road and violating a highway-safety code. The sole elected member of the tiny left-wing Quebec solidaire, Khadir is in some ways taking after his teenage daughter — who was also detained at a recent protest. His other sources of inspiration are more famous. Khadir says his protest against tuition hikes, and against the province’s special law-limiting protests, is modelled on historic acts of civil disobedience. “I’m doing what Martin Luther King would have done — what Gandhi would have done,” Khadir told reporters Wednesday in Quebec City. He said he wasn’t comparing himself to the legendary Indian and American civil-rights leaders, but said he considered them his “models.” “For a people, for a parliamentarian, it is an honour to

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Police have determined that suspicious packages sent to high-profile political and media targets in Quebec on Wednesday — including the riding office of Premier Jean Charest — did not contain dangerous material. At least one of the packages — which contained white powder — was identified as actually containing baking soda and police said they were opening an investigation into the incident.

Khadir was caught in a police dragnet Tuesday night as student protesters were surrounded and detained in the provincial capital. • He was among dozens of people rounded up in Quebec City during a nighttime march against tuition-fee increases and a new provincial law putting limits on demonstrations.

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Back on the Hill Former Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney leaves Parliament Hill on Wednesday. Mulroney returned to his old stomping grounds to hold court in Ottawa while his successor, Stephen Harper, is abroad in Europe. Mulroney was in town to give a speech marking the 25th anniversary of his government’s landmark efforts to extend patent protection for pharmaceutical companies. adrian wyld/the canadian press

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Israel approves construction of settler homes A Hollow compromise. Palestinians enraged, settlers disappointed while State Department voices displeasure Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday ordered construction of 300 new homes in a West Bank settlement, a move aimed at placating settler anger over the planned demolition of an illegally built outpost nearby. The decision infuriated the Palestinians, who have refused to conduct peace talks while Israel expands its settlements on occupied land. It also risked drawing an international backlash. Netanyahu has been grappling with a domestic crisis over the unauthorized settlement outpost of Ulpana. The Supreme Court has ordered the five apartment buildings in the outpost to be removed by July 1 after determining they were built on private Palestinian land. Netanyahu has said he would honour the ruling, while Jewish settlers and their hardline allies in Netanyahu’s government have vowed to resist the order. Netanyahu opposed the bill, saying it would likely be overturned by the Supreme Court and generate harsh international criticism. In order to blunt settler an-

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Israel’s prime minister accepted Wednesday’s 69-62 vote despite widespread angst over the decision to transfer settlement buildings from Ulpana to Beit El.

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Sci-fi legend Ray Bradbury dies Ray Bradbury, the sciencefiction-fantasy master who transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and, in uncanny detail, the hightech, book-burning future of Fahrenheit 451, died on Tuesday. He was 91. His writings ranged from horror and mystery to humour and sympathetic

Hosni Mubarak’s health worsens Hosni Mubarak’s health sharply deteriorated Wednesday, days after he was Author Ray Bradbury at a 1997 book sentenced to life in prison, signing for Quicker Than the Eye and specialists were evaluatSteve castillo|the associated press ing whether to transfer him stories. Bradbury also scripted to a better-equipped hospital John Huston’s 1956 film veroutside the penal system, sion of Moby Dick, wrote for security officials said. The Twilight Zone and other The deposed leader’s programs including Ray health scare added to the Bradbury Theater. uncertainty engulfing Egypt, The associated press T:6.614” where powerful political

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groups are seeking to bar Mubarak’s former prime minister from the presidential runoff and derail the election. Officials at Cairo’s Torah prison said the 84-year-old Mubarak’s condition had moved to a “dangerous” phase and that doctors administered oxygen five times to help him breathe. Mubarak was the only patient being treated in the prison hospital’s intensivecare unit, which recently underwent a $1-million U.S. renovation to prepare for his arrival. the associated press

• Internal Resistance. Settlers instead wanted the government to compensate Palestine for their unlawful occupation in Ulpana. They now vow to fight the decision. • Reaction. Negotiator Saeb Erekat labelled the decision as a “grave development” while the U.S. State Department cautioned the move undermines the entire peace process.

ger, Netanyahu has come up with a novel solution: Instead of demolishing the buildings, he plans on removing them from their foundations and transferring them to the nearby settlement of Beit El. In addition, he said he would build 300 more homes in Beit El. “Israel is a democracy that observes the law, and as prime minister I am obligated to preserve the law and preserve the settlements, and I say here that there is no contradiction between the two,” Netanyahu said. the associated press T:9.313”

Rockslide derails train service An aerial view of the rockslide at the Gotthard rail tracks near Gurtnellen, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Switzerland’s main passenger rail connection to Italy has been cut for at least a month because of a rockslide in the Alps that has left one man missing.

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With Second World War-era military planes darting overhead and Normandy’s Utah Beach visible in the distance, a bronze statue emerged from beneath a camouflage parachute, in tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series Band of Brothers. The unveiling of the Colorado-made statue of Pennsylvania native Maj. Dick Winters was one of many events marking Wednesday’s 68th anniver-

statue in the Normandy village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont shows Winters with his weapon at the ready. But Winters — a native of Ephrata, Pa., who died last year at age 92 — only accepted serving as the statue’s likeness after monument planners agreed to dedicate it to the memory of all junior U.S. military officers who served that day. “There were many Dick Winters in this war, and all deserve the bronze and glory of a statue,” said former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge, present as the bronze statue, draped in a camouflage parachute, was unveiled. It was here that Winters and his small band of men dropped out of the sky on June 6, 1944, on a death-defying mission to destroy four German artillery guns. the associated press

Republican lawmakers are urging the U.S. to renew its civilian nuclear co-operation agreement with close ally South Korea. The current 30-year pact, known as a 123 agreement, expires in 2014. Rep. Donald Manzullo told a hearing that broadening the current pact would help South Korea develop a reliable source of energy. the associated press

Obama 2012. Clinton goes public over disagreement Is Bill Clinton deliberately sabotaging President Barack Obama? That was the big question in the U.S. capital on Wednesday, the day after the former president once again parted ways with the Obama campaign on a crucial election issue — the extension of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts. Clinton, who’s been campaigning for Obama ahead of the November election, told CNBC that those tax cuts

should be extended temporarily at the end of the year, even for the wealthiest Americans. That’s opposite to the Obama administration’s approach to slashing the country’s mammoth $15.7-trillion US national debt. The White House wants those tax cuts to expire for Americans earning more than $250,000 a year, saying the country’s richest people must contribute to reining in deficits. the canadian press


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U.S. defense secretary defends drone attacks India. Leon Panetta discusses volatile relationship with Pakistan, remains firm on U.S. military tactics

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta inspects Indian troops during a welcoming ceremony in New Delhi on Wednesday. Jim Watson/the associated press

Just two days after a drone strike killed al-Qaida’s secondin-command, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made it clear Wednesday that such attacks

will continue as long as the U.S. needs to defend itself against terrorists that threaten America. Speaking in India — on Pakistan’s doorstep — Panetta unapologetically dismissed suggestions that the strikes could violate Pakistan’s sovereignty. “This is about our sovereignty as well,” he said when answering questions from the audience after a speech at an Indian think-tank. And he was blunt about

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the difficulties in the U.S. relationship with Pakistan, as insurgents continue to find safe haven there, despite repeated protests from American leaders. “It’s a complicated relationship, oftentimes frustrating,

oftentimes difficult,” Panetta said. “They have provided some co-operation. There are other times when frankly that cooperation is not there. But the United States cannot just walk away from that relationship. We have to continue to do what we can to ... find some mutual co-operation.” Panetta’s message is likely to reverberate in Pakistan, particularly since it was delivered in India — its long-standing arch rival. the associated press

Assad regime. China and Russia united on Syrian sanctions debate

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Walters says sorry for quid pro quo Journalist Barbara Walters has apologized for trying to help a former aide to Syrian President Bashar Assad land a job in the U.S. after the woman, Sheherazad Jaafari, helped Walters set up an interview with Assad. the associated press

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Bomb explodes next to U.S. Consulate Attackers set off a bomb next to a wall of the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi Wednesday, the State Department said. The blast underlined the unstable security situation in Libya, more than seven months after the death of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi. It came two weeks before the country is scheduled to hold its first postGadhafi national elections. The State Department said that there were no injuries. the associated press

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The Obama administration is warning Syria that UN sanctions may be near, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton headed Wednesday to Turkey to talk strategy with America’s allies and look for a way to win Russia’s support for a transition plan ending the Assad regime. Russia and China, however, who have blocked such sanctions before, issued a joint statement reiterating their opposition to any imposing of “regime change” in the violence-wracked country, where some 13,000 people have died in more than a year of uprisings against President Bashar Assad’s leadership, and a brutal government crackdown on the opposition. The U.S. warning was delivered by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who called for the world to exert “maximum financial pressure” on Assad’s government. He argued that “strong sanctions can help hasten the day the Assad regime relinquishes power,” but acknowledged that financial and diplomatic penalties alone cannot bring the needed political change. In remarks Geithner


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Carnage. Blood, bodies litter Kandahar market after suicide attack Three suicide attackers blew themselves up in the largest city in southern Afghanistan Wednesday, turning a dusty marketplace into a gruesome scene of blood and bodies. Twenty-two people were killed and at least 50 others wounded in the Kandahar bloodbath. Taliban spokesperson Qari Yousef Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack in Kandahar, the spiritual birthplace of the insurgency. Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack on innocent civilians. He said it proved the “enemy is getting weaker

because they are killing innocent people.” The explosion occurred about five kilometres from the main gate of the massive military installation run by the U.S.-led coalition and roughly 500 metres from an Afghan military base. In the east, Afghan officials and residents said a predawn NATO airstrike targeting militants killed civilians celebrating a wedding, including women and children. But NATO said it had no reports of civilians being killed in the overnight raid to capture a local Taliban leader. the associated press

Villagers gather Wednesday near a house destroyed during an apparent NATO raid in Logar province. Ihsanullah Majroh/the associated press

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Taliban bribing students to poison girls: Report Government claim. Females paid $1,000 to sneak toxic chemicals into school drinking water; many left sickened The Afghan government accused the Taliban Wednesday of poisoning schoolgirls. Taliban members were accused of bribing students and workers to sneak toxic chemicals into drinking water or spread it around school grounds, sickening scores. In two cases, female students were said to have been paid almost $1,000 to contaminate water tanks at their schools with toxic powder. Fifteen suspects have been arrested, officials said. Government officials said six schools were affected in northern Takhar province in the past three weeks. Although they did not give a total number of girls who got sick, they said one school alone had 125 cases.

Afghan girls study their lessons at the Aziz Afghan Secondary School in Kabul. Rodrigo Abd/the associated press file

President Hamid Karzai called for an investigation. When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, girls were banned from going to school. After their 2001 ouster,

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Miss USA Pennsylvania says contest is rigged Trump and pageantry. Sheena Monnin says she quit the contest because it was fixed while others charge it was her opposition to transgender contestants. The Miss USA pageant representative from Pennsylvania resigned her crown claiming the contest is rigged, but according to organizers the beauty queen was upset over the decision to allow transgender contestants to enter. A posting on Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin’s Facebook page claims another contestant learned the names of the top five finishers on Sunday morning — hours before the show was broadcast. Monnin claims the other contestant told her the names of the top five she spotted on a planning sheet for the telecast — and she decided to step down as soon as those same contestants were named during the show. Reaction

“We’re going to be suing her now.... She made a false charge.” Donald Trump, Miss USA Pageant co-owner reacts to the claims of Sheena Monnin that the beauty pageant has been manipulated.

“In my heart I believe in honesty, fair play, a fair opportunity, and high moral integrity, none of which in my opinion are part of this pageant system any longer,” Monnin wrote in one of her Facebook posts. Monnin, of Cranberry, Butler County, did not immediately respond to a Facebook message from The Associated Press. Donald Trump, who runs the Miss Universe Organization, called Monnin’s claims that the pageant was fixed “totally ridiculous.” In a live interview Wednesday on ABC’s Good Morning America Trump said the pageant organization plans to sue Monnin for making the “false charge.” Pageant organizers con-

The clap. WHO warns that STD Gonorrhea becoming drug-resistant A potentially dangerous sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatable, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The United Nations’ health agency is urging governments and doctors to step up surveillance of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, a bacterial infection that can cause inflammation, infertility, pregnancy compli-

cations and, in extreme cases, lead to maternal death. Babies born to mothers with gonorrhea have a 50 per cent chance of developing eye infections that can result in blindness. “In a couple of years it will have become resistant to every treatment option we have available now,” said Dr. Manjulay Lusti-Narasimhan, adding the new guidance is aimed at ending complacency about gonorrhea and encouraging research-

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ers to speed up their hunt for a new cure. Once considered a scourge of sailors and soldiers, gonorrhea — known colloquially as the clap — became easily treatable with the discovery of penicillin. Now, it is again the second most common sexually transmitted infection after chlamydia. With 106 million infections annually, it also increases the chances of infection with other diseases, such as HIV. the associated press

The town of Boring, Oregon, is now “a pair for the ages” with the Scottish village of Dull. The Boring Community Planning Organization, which approved the gesture from one oddly named town to another, hopes the publicity and sale of Dull and Boring Tshirts will boost tourism. the associated press

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firmed Monnin resigned, but said it wasn’t for the reason she claimed. According to a statement from the Miss Universe Organization, the contestant who Monnin claimed saw the sheet vehemently refuted Monnin’s account. The statement includes text from an email organizers said Monnin sent citing the decision to allow transgender contestants into the competition as the reason she’s resigning. A transgender contestant was initially denied entry to the Miss Universe Canada pageant, but Trump subsequently overruled that decision. Miss Rhode Island, the pageant’s winner, Olivia Culpo, told WPRO-AM she knew Monnin “fairly well” because contestants were often positioned alphabetically by state. She said Monnin’s original resignation was based on her stance on the pageant’s policy on transgender contestants and called it “strange” that Monnin is now saying something else. “It’s a little iffy to me,” Culpo said. the associated press

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Reports suggest 6 million LinkedIn passwords stolen Business social network LinkedIn said it is investigating reports that more than six million passwords have been

stolen and leaked onto the Internet. Although LinkedIn did not confirm if any user data had been hacked or leaked, researchers at U.K. Web security company Sophos say they have confirmed that a file posted online does contain, in part, LinkedIn passwords “hashes.” the associated press

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Google to unveil new digital maps Google is expected to unveil the latest improvements to its digital maps amid reports that the navigation service is about to lose its prized perch on Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

Apple iPhone drawing new rival: Report Mobile wars. Windows Phone smartphones to surpass Apple iPhones by 2016, report suggests A new eyebrow-raising report suggests an underdog in the mobile phone wars is just a few years away from overtaking Apple as the second largest smartphone seller in the world. Sadly for Research in Motion, it’s not the BlackBerry being heralded as a giant killer but Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, which research firm IDC says will surpass Apple’s iPhones by 2016. As of this year, Google’s Android platform has the global lead with 61 per cent of the smartphone market, followed by Apple with 20.5 per cent, RIM at six per cent and Windows at 5.2 per cent, according to IDC. By 2016, IDC sees Android at 52.9 per cent, Windows Phone at 19.2 per cent, Apple at 19 per cent and RIM down just a tenth of a percentage

his efforts but making it clear they weren’t enough. Barrick stock closed Tuesday at $43.70, down sharply from its 52-week high of $55.36. While the price of gold has declined from record highs, many analysts have said shares of gold companies including Barrick underperformed the metal.

A new bank study suggests the average Canadian household is more than $100,000 in debt and that Canadians have ramped up borrowing in the past five years. The first annual BMO survey on household debt found that average household debt among Canadians surveyed stands at $112,329, including mortgage, credit card, line of credit and loan debt. But the bank says socalled good debt like mortgages outweighs less favourable forms of borrowing. While 25 per cent of those surveyed say they are debt free, 41 per cent say that they have taken on more debt in the past five years as a result of increased spending. And 54 per cent of respondents said they expect to be debt free in the next five years. The survey also found that 70 per cent of Canadians believe they can afford to pay down debt by paying more than the minimum, but one-third appear to be stretched with paying only the minimum amounts. The report surveyed 1,507 Canadians in an online poll at the beginning of April.

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Weber wouldn’t put a timeline on when Windows Phone could seriously rival Apple but said Nokia is looking to build off the positive press and user feedback the Lumias have received. • “My view is there’s only

point to 5.9 per cent. The report was encouraging news for Chris Weber, Nokia’s president of the North American market, who was in Toronto on Wednesday for the Canadian Telecom Summit. If Windows Phone is to take off, its fortunes will largely be tied to the success of Nokia, which recently launched a line of competitively priced and well-reviewed smartphones under the Lumia brand. the canadian press

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The upgrades were scheduled for Wednesday in an event Google was billing as “the next dimension” for the world’s most popular digital mapping service. The upgrades are happening at the same time Google is facing a potential challenge from a bigger company in Apple.

Peter Munk, right , founder and chairman of Barrick Gold, shares a joke with the company’s ousted president and CEO Aaron Regent during their AGM in Toronto on Wednesday. The company announced Wednesday it replaced Regent and installed a former U.S. investment banker as co-chairman of its board of directors. Chris Young/the canadian press

Poor share performance leads Barrick Gold to replace CEO Barrick Gold Corp. has abruptly replaced its chief executive and installed a former U.S. investment banker as co-chairman of its board of directors, saying they will help the company restore its lacklustre stock price. Jamie Sokalsky, who was the Toronto-based company’s chief financial officer, has replaced Aaron Regent as Barrick’s chief

executive and president — effective immediately. At the board of directors, John Thornton — a former president of Goldman Sachs, the U.S. investment banking giant — will join Barrick founder Peter Munk as co-chairman. Munk, 84, who is one of Canada’s best-known businessman, issued a statement thanking Regent for

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Best Canadian brands named Good business. TD Bank named most valuable business; Lululemon named fastest-growing in 2012 With its recognizable logo centred prominently on yoga and exercise gear, Lululemon Athletica Inc. was the fastestgrowing brand in 2012, according to a marketing study

released Wednesday. The brand value of Vancouver’s Lululemon — whose trendy and form-fitting workout clothing is already wellknown in Canada and is steadily growing in the U.S. — has increased 292 per cent to a value of $3.24 billion, the latest study by brand experts Interbrand has determined. It moved up to the seventh spot for 2012 from 17th spot in 2010. “Lululemon demonstrates phenomenal success in diversi-

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Idaho remaining faithful A law professor in Washington says he can’t swallow Idaho’s decision not to approve a vodka that makes a cheeky reference to polygamy. Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University, is asking the state to reconsider its ban on Ogden’s Own Distillery Five Wives Vodka, pictured above stocked at a state liquor store in Salt Lake City. Brian Skoloff/the associated press

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Nasdaq sets aside $40 million in reimbursements The Nasdaq stock exchange said Wednesday that it plans to hand out $40 million in cash and credit to reimburse investment firms that got ensnared by technical problems with trading Facebook stock. Computer glitches at the Nasdaq on May 18 delayed the opening of trading by half an hour and kept some investors from buying shares in the morning, selling them later in the day, or even from knowing whether their orders went through.

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NHLPA Classic: Just in time for this summer’s expected labour dispute, National Hockey League Players’ Association Classic brings you the greatest highlights from the 1994-95 and 2004-2005 work stoppages! Relive the greatest compromises and toughest stonewalling! See Goodenow and Bettman one-on-one! See classic meetings like the nine-hour February 9, 2005, spectacular! See highlight shows like Bettman’s Top 10 attempts at a smile! “NHLPA Classic: Because it’s the Cash.” Fox News Canada: Made by Canadians against Canadians, Fox News Canada provides a fair and balanced look at the pot-smoking, war-avoiding, gay-embracing atheists that make Canada the moral cesspool it is today. Not to be confused with Sun TV, which is patriotic and cheap, Fox News Canada will spend top dollar to let you know that your country sucks. Shows will include The O’Leary and O’Leary Exchange and NDP: Ties to Terror? Canadian Beauties Corporation: Featuring the best in Canadian exotic dancers from Tracadie to Red Deer, CBC will be equipped with a special “Panic Button” that immediately changes the screen to what appears to be an episode of Mass CanCon for Shut-ins. Gord!: According to strict “Gord!, or PBS (Pinsent CanCon guidelines, Canadian television is already 65 per Broadcasting Station), Gordon-related, but Gord!, will have a 100 per cent cent or PBS (Pinsent Broadcasting commitment to the most Station), will have a 100 per cent commitment to the most Canadian of names.” Canadian of names. Gordon Pinsent, Gord Downie, Gordon Sinclair, Gordie Howe, they’re all here! Even Gord Stellick! Programming includes And Howe!, Pinsent-a-Go-Go and Star Trek: Gord. OLN — Obese Loafers Network: Responding to this country’s changing attitudes toward fitness, the Obese Loafers Network will appeal to the average Canadian’s inner couch potato, which in most cases is hidden under many, many layers of outer couch potato. Home to best-in-class events like the Halifax Lounge-A-Thon and the Boston Pizza-eating Marathon, OLN will be the leader in inaction television. CPAC Extreme: CPAC Extreme, or CPAC!, is just like normal CPAC, but with crazy angles, kickin’ hosts, and the lady in the sign-language bubble is hot, hot, HOT!!! It’s your No. 1 destination for parliamentary videos, live performances and more Hansard than you can handle! Go online to get your “hear, hear” ringtone! And that’s where the future of Canadian television lies. So switch on, tune in, and stand proud, Canada. You’re a beautiful country that always seems like it might self-destruct at any moment. You were made for television.

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The popularity of The Beatles endures almost 50 years after Please Please Me first topped the charts in their native England. And although the band’s final live performance was in 1969 on the roof of its Apple Corps headquarters in London, many Beatles fans still dream of seeing the Fab Four in action. Impossible, obviously, seeing as only half the band are still alive. But that’s where tribute bands, such as BeatleMania, step in. “They just had great songs,” says BeatleMania’s creator and producer John Van Grinsven, explaining the continuing appeal of The Beatles and the ongoing demand for top quality Beatles tribute acts. “The Beatles music is always successful. They were the first real pop band. They had their own style.” Known in Australia as the ‘Tribute King’, Van Grinsven started his tribute act career in New Zealand 30 years ago playing Benny Andersson in the ABBA cover band, ABBAsolutely. He then began directing and producing concert tours under

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the Showtime Management banner, creating successful tribute shows for such artists as Michael Jackson, Queen and The Eagles. BeatleMania Live debuted 12 years ago and is still going strong with a new, younger touring cast. Van Grinsven discovered the latest group of mop-topped musicians in Glasgow, where

they were performing in clubs under the moniker, Being Beatles. “They’re sensational,” says Van Grinsven. “They’re all in their late 20s, early 30s. They have the accent down pat and they really look the part.” BeatleMania Live features about 40 tracks from the Beatles’ staggeringly good song-

book, covering their earliest days with original drummer Pete Best, through their conquering of America to their final albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be. “Fans are going to get the full Beatles experience,” says Van Grinsven. “This is The Beatles in concert. It’s two-and-a-half hours of reliving some of the best music

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Double the laughs. IFC will premiere Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk on Friday night Back-to-back, IFC will soon be premiering what it bills as an anti-talk show Comedy Bang! Bang! and an anti-game show Bunk. Anti this, anti that — but what they’re clearly for is laughs. It all starts Friday at 10 p.m. EDT with Comedy Bang! Bang!, the inconveniently punctuated twist on late-night talk hosted by Scott Aukerman, based on his podcast of the same name. CB!B! is an absurdist blend of banter between Aukerman and his guests (first up: Zach Galifianakis, with whom Aukerman has previously teamed on the hilarious Between Two Ferns online videos), plus sketches, filmed shorts (such as a hiddencamera “gotcha” exposé called Tsk-Tsk Attaboy that’s dumb enough to fit on Dateline NBC) and other flights of fancy (in the midst of one interview, Aukerman excuses himself to go feed the meter for his car, parked outside in a futuristic world at war). Fluffy-coiffed Reggie Watts serves as the beats-generating one-man-band and affable sidekick. The show even launches with its own (falling-downdrunk) sommelier. And in a

stark departure from talk-show orthodoxy, no one is plugging anything. Befitting Aukerman’s status as an alumnus of the brilliant Mr. Show, CB!B! is tightly formatted and jammed with comic elements, yet loosey-goosey and demented. While many of the bits are carefully prepared, “any time I’m talking to guests — even when Will Forte comes out as a deranged airline pilot — all of that is improvised,” says Aukerman, speaking by phone from Los Angeles, where his 10-episode series is produced. Improv is also the name of the game — literally — on Bunk, the companion series that follows at 10:30 p.m. “It’s a game show where none of the questions have answers, where the prizes the contestants are playing for are imaginary, and the scoring is random,” says emcee Kurt Braunohler, proudly adding, “I choose the winner arbitrarily.” Braunohler, an improv performer and stand-up comic, presides over a trio of contestants each week who, by trade, are also upand-coming comedians. the associated press

Scott Aukerman and cohost Reggie Watts. The associated Press

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Irwin kids star in YouTube animal show Growing Up Wild. Bindi and Robert Irwin’s new series tops YouTube Pet Collective Instead of an alarm clock, they wake to the sounds of elephants and tigers. They walk their dogs, but it’s often to go see the crocodiles and echidnas. And when they worry, it is about creatures like the Tazmanian devil. Robert and Bindi Irwin live in the centre of the 1,500-acre Australia Zoo near Brisbane, a thriving legacy to their late father and crocodile hunter Steve Irwin. They are also the stars of Growing Up Wild, one of several pet series FremantleMedia plans for its new YouTube channel called The Pet Collective. Bindi, 13, says she hopes the show generates interest in conservation because “every time we lose an animal species, it’s like losing a brick from the house. Pretty soon, the house just falls over.” Robert, 8, wants people to know: “Not all animals actually make good pets. Be careful what animals you actually choose and always protect animals.” Fremantle, the company behind American Idol, The X Factor and the international Got Talent franchise, is already a huge YouTube partner, said Richard Vargas, senior vicepresident of development and production for London-based Fremantle.

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“Every time we lose an animal species, it’s like losing a brick from the house. Pretty soon, the house just falls over.” Bindi Irwin on her hopes that Growing Up Wild generates interest in conservation

“There are over 3.2 billion views of Fremantle content on YouTube today,” he said. “That’s where our audiences are going, from TV to the new media world, so we are moving there as well.” The pet lovers channel and Growing Up Wild debuted on May 31. Through the week, The Pet Collective debuted other new shows like The Litter, the story of a litter of kittens narrated by Khloe Kardashian; The Unadoptables, looking at hardto-adopt pets; and Master & Pet, a scripted comedy-drama about a woman and her cat who seems to be masterminding her dating life. A new five-minute episode of each series will air weekly. There will be about 10 episodes in each series and they will remain in rotation for a year. YouTube, owned by Google Inc., launched its original 100-channel initiative in 2011. Pets and their popularity seemed a perfect match for Fremantle and its production abilities, Vargas said. Some series will feature audience-produced video, but Growiang Up Wild features TV-style production. “They are such an engaging duo. It’s the Irwins naturally

Bindi and Robert Irwin pet an echidna. the associated press

telling the camera and the audience their anecdotes about these animals. It’s not like they are reading scripts or anything. They are really passionate about the subject,” Vargas said. After their episode on the red panda, “I wanted a red panda for myself,” he said. The kids talk a lot about Irwin, who died in 2006 when he was hit in the chest by a stingray’s barb while snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. They are proud of him and his accomplishments. Both kids want to carry on his work, especially species preservation. Bindi is the teacher, Robert the paleontologist. “My dad always said this and I thought it was very profound. He said, ‘I always understand crocodiles because they will always try and kill you no matter what. You know what they’re going to do because they are always going to try and kill you,” Bindi said. People might be trying to kill you too, she said, but “they

will try to be your friend first. You can always count on animals to do the same thing and have the same personality and you can trust that. It’s a trait that some people don’t seem to have.” Of all the animals at the zoo, Robert likes the crocodiles the best. There are more than 100 at the zoo, both salt and fresh water. “They are almost like modern-day dinosaurs,” he said, and while he likes them all, his favourite is a 16-foot-long beast named Acco. Bindi, named after one of her father’s favourite crocodiles, said she loves them and the snakes, but her favourites are the echidnas, animals that use their long noses and tongues to eat ants and termites. In what the zoo calls the echidna experience, visitors can put food on their toes and the animals will eat it. “It tickles and they laugh and it makes the best photos,” Bindi said. the associated press

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A year ago, most people didn’t know who Jake Johnson was. Today, men are stopping him in the street to say, “’What the f— k’s your problem, dude? That’s Zooey Deschanel, dude,’” as Johnson himself tells it. Since getting his big break on the Citytv sitcom New Girl, the 33-year-old has been routinely harassed for his character’s wussy behaviour when it comes to his roommate and perennial lust-object Jess (Deschanel). The will-they, won’t-they quality of the relationship has drawn so much attention that #NickandJess became a trending topic on Twitter as the show approached its first season finale. As Johnson sat down with us to promote his upcoming film Safety Not Guaranteed, co-starring Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass, he took some

time to analyze the greatest twee-affair of our time. Metro: So, New Girl. You yell a lot on the show.

Johnson: What I like about playing him is that I don’t fully understand him. I know who Jess is. I know who Schmidt is. I’m starting to figure out who Winston is, but I don’t know who Nick is and I think it’s because — to get all deep and ridiculous — I don’t think Nick has any idea who he is. He’s wading through the madness of “f— man, I am 30 years old and I have not figured it out and I’m not getting any closer.” There’s panic and that sucks, so he yells. What do you know about next season?

Nothing. I don’t think they know. I think the reality of our show is that a lot of it exists in between (series creator) Liz Meriwether’s ears and she doesn’t know yet.

But your character and Zooey Deschanel’s seemed to get closer at the end of the season.

For my storyline, I think there was a Nick-Jess thing and then they went really far away from it. But I think that was Liz. I think she didn’t want it for a

while. She thought at the beginning, that it was turning too Nick-Jess. And she was like, “I don’t want this to be a relationship show.” But then I think she went in her own mental evolution of it, I think she was like, “well, I want those characters to be together a little bit more.” And so at the end of the season, they got really back together. People say, “Oh, I know exactly where the show’s going. It’s going to be this by season four.” But I talk to Liz on a regular basis. We’re friends. She doesn’t have all the answers. Where do you want to see those characters go?

I had times with Nick where I was like, “Eh, I don’t like this guy.” I know what he does. I enjoy playing him, but like, stop crying. Stop being so nasty. And that was the beginning of “this dude is way weirder than I imagined.” And I like weird people, so I was like, “OK, OK, you’re going to get weirdsies aren’t you pal?” Do you think Jess and Nick could work as a couple?

They don’t get along great, so in my opinion, they’re more of a Sam and Diane from Cheers where everything about Sam and Diane, they were opposites.

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Nick is a realist going towards pessimism, not infatuated with the world, does not think sparkles cure everything, does not sing and dance through life. And Jess is, and they’re both a little bit too far in one

direction. Well thanks for theorizing with us. Can’t wait to see the next season!

It’s still really new enough for me that it’s interesting for me

too, on my end and I don’t feel ownership of it, so I wouldn’t be having this talk if I was the writer, where I’d be like “I’m so interesting, how I’m doing this.” I’m just a fan like everyone else.


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Allure of Cronenberg’s intimidating, poetic script is what drew Pattinson in Cosmopolis. British star explains what it was like playing billionaire Eric Packer, a role he’s won praise for IN FOCUS

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When David Cronenberg wrote the Cosmopolis script he transcribed much of the dialogue directly from Don DeLillo’s densely written novel. Those pages of complicated, lyrical conversation attracted the film’s star, Robert Pattinson. “I liked the poetry of this script when I first read it,” he said. “My only idea was that it was really different to anything I had ever done and I thought I couldn’t do it. That stuck to me afterwards and I thought that should be the way to choose

projects, or which projects to go after — the ones you don’t understand, or the ones you are scared of. That generally means you’ll end up being better afterwards.” The script was so finely tuned that barely a word was changed during the shoot. The 26-year-old Twilight star says he is used to script changes on other movies, but a modification to a line about a gun on the Cosmopolis set jarred his pacing. “I remember the line was about the attachment above the trigger guard,” he says. “But there was no attachment above the trigger guard (on the prop gun). I was so used to the rhythms of everything and suddenly it changed the rhythm of the entire scene. We were doing page-and-a-half long sequences and it was so in my head that to suddenly change it on the day threw me.” He’s been winning praise for his strange, otherworldly performance as billionaire money manager Eric Packer,

Robert Pattinson says playing Eric Packer was really different from anything he’d done in the past. handout

but don’t suggest he delved deep into his own psyche to create the man we see on screen. He says the perception is that actors have “to be psychoanalysts,” but that’s just from the ’50s. Before that actors

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much. You don’t need to understand it.” It’s a complicated film, bursting with ideas and one very much open to interpretation and debate, but Pattinson would prefer to leave the psychological heavy lifting to

the audience. “I’m not a post modernist scholar,” he says. Instead he remembers what drew him to the project in the first place — the dialogue. “I like saying it,” he says. “When I see clips I want to say the lines again. It’s like eating.”


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John Mayer is finally humiliated With a new album coming out, John Mayer had been trying to play nice in the media — but he’s got his foot back in his smug little mouth again after an interview with Rolling Stone in which he whines about ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift’s song about their split, Dear John. He calls the hit “humiliating,” taking issue with the then 20-year-old’s “cheap songwriting.” “It’s abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this!’ That’s bulls—.” Dude: Either un-write Your Body is a Wonderland, or stop talking right now.

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Summer wedding for Brangelina? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are going to have a summer wedding, according to E! News. “Word on the street is that Brad and Angie will make it official late this summer,”

Why did Miley Cyrus want a ring on it?

and do uncomfortable interviews about their sex life. Now, why would a 19-year-old who is not pregnant or struggling with rent money get married? Good question. At first, we were worried good old-fashioned love still existed and had been listening this whole time, but it’s not quite that simple. You see, these two met on the set of The Last Song, a 2010 drama based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks — the same Nicholas Sparks who penned the most graphic of emotional girl porn, The Notebook. At least she fell in rapid zombie love with a cute Australian actor and not the creepy guy sweeping up popcorn.

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Elton John wants Gaga to eat more Elton John is worried about Lady Gaga. “She is frail, and she doesn’t eat when she should, and she’s a girl, and it’s tougher for a girl,” John tells the Guardian in an interview. “She works really hard. She will be in Denmark one night and Saudi Arabia the

next. I know how tiny she is and I do worry about her, yes.” And John, who tapped Gaga to be the godmother to his 1-year-old son, isn’t the only one concerned, he says: “I look at Gaga and I think, ‘How does she do it?’ I talk to her mom and dad about it. They worry.”

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Ryan Seacrest announced on his radio show, quoting E! News correspondent Ken Baker. Speculation still puts the location of the famous couple’s nuptials at their estate in the South of France.

McCarthy’s son still misses Jim Carrey Jenny McCarthy says the hardest part of her split from Jim Carrey has been how attached her autistic son, Evan, had gotten to the actor. “I’ve tried to ask (Jim) numerous times (to see Evan), because my son still asks,” McCarthy tells Howard Stern in an interview. “I tell (Evan) that someday you’ll cross paths, meet again, (but) it’s hard. He’s been in therapy. It’s a process, he’s working on it.” But McCarthy, who lets Evan watch Carrey’s films, still thinks breaking up with Carrey was a good idea: “Jim’s a dark guy,” she says.

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Banana peels off layers, slips into summer

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Republic of Turk. Fashion’s princess of poolside helps brighten up brand

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Anchorage, Alaska wins Worst Dressed title

Sunny silhouettes

“I love mixing drapey fabrication with more tailored pieces.” Designer Trina Turk

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Her bold use of colours, graphic patterns and classic silhouettes are favoured by the likes of Hollywood starlets Kristen Bell and Leighton Meester. And this summer the rest of us can add a coveted Trina Turk piece or two to our wardrobes without breaking the bank, thanks to a partnership between the California designer and Banana Republic. The result is a limitededition summer capsule collection, made up of nearly 60 pieces (think flirty dresses and printed tunics) embodies the laid back yet chic southern California resort esthetic captured in Turk’s design philosophy. Here, the fashion doyenne shares some sage summer fashion advice:

Anchorage residents are apparently not dressing to impress. That’s the upshot of Travel and Leisure Magazine’s reader poll, which put the residents of Alaska’s largest city at the bottom when it comes to being on the top of style. The magazine ran an online poll asking readers to rank 35 American cities on such things as best nightlife, best burgers, best New Year’s Eve celebrations, etc. By a three-tenths of a point, Anchorage landed just below Salt Lake City for having the worst-dressed residents. “I think it’s a little ridiculous, to be honest,” said Hillary Walker, the assistant manager at lulu e. bebe fashion boutique in Anchorage. “I think dressing well is about feeling comfortable, experimenting, expressing yourself through your clothing. I think people in Anchorage do a great job with that.”

What colours should women incorporate into their wardrobe to stay on trend this summer? Summer is an opportunity to lighten up and wear colour. I’m definitely expecting to see orange and turquoise as two of the

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top colours. I also love the combination black and white prints mixed with bright coloured tops or bottoms. What should women who are self-conscious about baring their arms and legs wear during warm weather? Bringing in a fun printed maxi dress or lightweight blouse in bright colours or a graphic print allows you to celebrate the ease and sophistication of summer with pieces most flattering to your silhouette. The threequarter sleeve Wren blouse in the Pisces print and the black and white zazzy zebra printed tunic top are done in lightweight fabrics that work well in the heat of summer. Do you follow any fashion rules? If so, can you share a few? The most important fashion rule is to figure out the silhouettes that flatter your body type and stick with them. Some trends will be great for you, others

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not. You don’t have to jump on every trend bandwagon that comes along. If someone could only buy two items from your capsule collection which ones would you recommend and why? You definitely want to get at least one dress and one accessory piece. There are six great dresses in a variety of styles, prints and colours. If I had to pick one it would be the one-shoulder “Chai” dress that we did in the blue Coachella print. My favourite accessory of this collection is the enamel bangle that comes in several great colour combinations.

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Add some Mexican-flavoured gobble gobble to your tacos

Chicken Barley Risotto. This delicious dish is ready in mere minutes

Ingredients

This recipe serves four. the canadian press h.o

A classic Mexican spice mix of cumin, oregano and chili is combined in a paste and used to coat the turkey before it goes on the grill. Topped with a crunchy, tangy slaw, these tacos taste like the kind you would find in taquerias.

1. In a resealable bag, combine cumin, oregano, chili pow-

der, salt, olive oil and cilantro, rubbing to make a paste. Add turkey fillets and shake to thoroughly coat turkey. Let sit for 30 minutes or up to 1 day.

2.

In another bag, combine red onion, carrots, jalapenos, vinegar, sugar and salt. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.

Turkey, Asparagus & Shiitake Sauté. Zesty eats

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Grill turkey over mediumhigh heat until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

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Toss carrot mixture with cabbage. Divide turkey and cabbage among warmed grilled tortillas. Garnish with cilantro

• 5 ml (1 tsp) each ground cumin, oregano and chili powder • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) sea salt • 45 ml (3 tbsp) olive oil • 50 ml (1/4 cup) freshly chopped cilantro • 500 g (1 lb) boneless skinless turkey fillets • 1/2 small red onion, sliced • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced • 2 jalapenos, sliced (ribs and seeds removed) • 30 ml (2 tbsp) cider vinegar • 5 ml (1 tsp) sugar • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) salt • 500 ml (2 cups) shredded cabbage • 8 flour tortillas (15 cm/6 inches diameter) • Garnishes: cilantro sprigs, lime wedges, avocado slices

and avocado and serve with lime wedges and coarse salt. The Canadian Press/ makeitsuper.ca/ Adapted by Emily Richards (professional home economist, cookbook author, tv celebrity chef. for more, visit, emilyrichardscooks.ca)

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In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until very crispy. Remove bacon and set aside.

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Add chicken and mushrooms. Cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in bacon, soup, beef broth, tomatoes and barley and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until barley is tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Campbell’s/ The Can-

with baking soda, cornstarch and soy sauce. Stir to ensure all the turkey is coated. Let sit for 10 minutes.

2.

In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and brown turkey pieces. Transfer to plate. Stir garlic chili sauce into the same skillet until fragrant, 30 seconds. Stir in ginger for 30 seconds. Add onion and cook until softened, 3 mins. Add mushrooms, stirring often, until golden and lightly softened, about 2 minutes.

3. Pour in broth, scraping any

brown bits from pan. Add asparagus, turkey with any accumulated juices and hoisin; stir to combine. Cover, reduce heat to simmer and cook for 3 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink inside, asparagus is tender crisp and the sauce has

• 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces • 375 g (3/4 lb) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks • 12 mushrooms, quartered • 1 can (284 ml/10 oz) low-fat cream of celery soup • 425 ml (1 3/4 cups) low-salt beef broth • 2 medium tomatoes, diced • 250 ml (1 cup) pot barley

adian Press

Tandoori-rubbed turkey and cabbage slaw makes light dish Lean turkey breast immersed in a yogurt curry marinade comes out of the oven tender, juicy and infused with flavour. When served with a napa slaw, you have a light but satisfying meal for dinner or lunch.

1. In a bowl, combine turkey

Ingredients

1.

In a bowl, stir together yogurt, curry paste, garlic, ginger, salt and fresh cracked pepper. Rub all over turkey and let marinate for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

slightly thickened. The Canadian Press/ makeitsupe.ca/Adapted by Emily Richards, professional home economist, cookbook author, tv celebrity chef. For more, visit emilyrichardscooks.ca

2.

Napa Cabbage Slaw: In a large bowl, combine cab-

Ingredients • 500 g (1 lb) boneless, skinless turkey breast,in strips • 5 ml (1 tsp) each baking soda and cornstarch • 15 ml (1 tbsp) soy sauce • 10 ml (2 tsp) vegetable oil • 10 ml (2 tsp) garlic chili sauce • 15 ml (1 tbsp) grated fresh peeled ginger root • 1 onion, sliced • 500 ml (2 cups) sliced shiitake mushroom caps • 250 ml (1 cup) turkey broth • 500 ml (2 cups) chopped asparagus • 30 ml (2 tbsp) hoisin sauce

bage, carrots, apple, green onion, yogurt, vinegar, sugar, cumin, salt and pepper until well coated. Sprinkle with cilantro and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

3.

Roast turkey in a 200 C (400 F) oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 77 C (170 F). Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving with slaw. The Canadian Press/Ontario Turkey, makesitsuper.ca/ Adapted by Emily Richards (professional home economist, cookbook author, tv celebrity chef. for more, visit emilyrichardscooks.ca

Ingredients • 125 ml (1/2 cup) plain low-fat yogurt • 15 ml (1 tbsp) curry paste • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 15 ml (1 tbsp) grated fresh, peeled ginger • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper • 1 kg (2 lb) bone-in, skinless turkey breast Napa Cabbage Slaw • Half of a napa cabbage

This recipe serves four. the canadian press h/o

• 2 carrots, peeled and grated • 1 apple, coarsely grated • 1 green onion, thinly sliced • 50 ml (1/4 cup) plain low-fat yogurt • 15 ml (1 tbsp) white wine vinegar • 5 ml (1 tsp) granulated sugar • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) cumin seeds • Pinch coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper • 50 ml (1/4 cup) chopped fresh cilantro


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Painted personalities Decor ideas. Ever wonder what message the colour of your front door sends? DESIGN CENTRE

Karl Lohnes home@metronews.ca

Colour is a powerful way to send messages, whether on the clothing we wear, the furnishings and decor we choose or the colour we paint our front door. Since that entranceway is the welcome entry into our homes, choosing the right colour is a way to welcome company and to tell people a little bit about ourselves. With that in mind, here’s a few trending colours, what they say about you and where you should live if you like a particular colour.

The colour you choose for your front door can tell people a lot about you. Best purple: Wine Country Frost OR-473, Benjamin Moore. originspaint.ca

Red Gives a punch that says you have energy, pasBest red: Rich Burgundy OR-186

sion and presence. A great colour to ward off potential breakins, but not so great in a quiet, gated community.

home. It also indicates you are reliable. Brown is a great colour for living in a high-density townhouse or a condo.

Orange You are not extravagant and rather frugal. You are an attention seeker but a very warm and exciting person. Great for a community/neighbourhood counsellor or leader.

Yellow You are cautious and careful. But yellow can also stir anger and frustration as it fatigues the eye due to the amount of light it reflects. It’s great for family homes with young school children.

Black Likely, you are serious, traditional and strong; someone with substance lives inside your house. But black can also mean mourning, old and death. It’s the perfect colour for downtown or stately living. Green You are a promoter of good health and good luck, but green can also mean jealousy. Great for young families as it also indicates fertility and stressfree living. Good colour for a farm or country house. Brown You like isolation and privacy when you’re Best green: Velvet Moss OR-338

Purple You are the emotional type. Wealth, wisdom, exotic and artificial are other words that describe the colour purple. Good for an older person. Blue You are secure, safe and trustworthy. Blue can evoke sadness and aloofness and is the colour of weight loss. Good colour for a single person looking for a mate. Drawing from the colour palette from Origins by Benjamin Moore (originspaint. ca), here’s a few of the best colours to paint the front door:

Best blue: Blue Hibiscus OR-413

Roughing it

Doing dishes at the cottage Charles The butler

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Dear Charles the butler, With the summer months now here, my family and I will be spending most weekends up at our cottage. One thing that always comes up is the dishes; specifically, how I can wash them with our limited hot

water supply and a very small kitchen! Signed, Bob (weekend dish warrior) Hello Bob, Let’s keep things simple, because ultimately, you’re at the cottage to relax. 1. Fill a plastic tub with hot water and a good dose of dish soap and put it on the counter. 2. As dishes are used at the dinner table, scrap off the excess food and put the dish into the hot, soapy water. Let them sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes, or at least until the end of the

meal. 3. With a clean dishcloth, wash the dishes and rinse them under cool, clean water in the sink, then put them on a rubberized drying rack so you don’t chip or scratch the dishes. 4. Alternatively, you can have a helper wipe the dishes dry with a clean dry dishtowel. This method works no mater where you are this summer, whether you’re at the cottage, boating, at a trailer or a campsite. Have a question? Send an email to askcharlesthebutler@ metronews.ca

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How to pick the perfect front-door colour Look at the body of your house and its colour overall. Is it ruddy-brown, orangebrick, beige or grey? Your front door should be an opposite colour in order to stand out and look special. For instance, if your house is an orange-brown brick then choose a green colour for your front door. The brighter or duller the brick colour the brighter or duller the green will be. Three things to consider: 1. The garage door, siding or window trims are never painted the same colour as the front door. 2. Painting the frame trim around the door the same colour will help give the door a larger presence. 3. Painting the inside of your front door the same as the outside will add a punch of style to your foyer.


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Sabrina shares a few of her stylish tricks and sorry: overhead bulbs aren’t gonna cut it. She suggests “two, maybe even three, artificial forms of light per room,” even in small rooms. “Lighting really does make or break a room, whether it’s a sconce, chandelier, recess lighting, even table lamps. You want to have enough light in a room to balance a space.”

Decor diva. HGTV star Sabrina Soto helps readers take their homes from ‘being OK to absolutely fabulous’ Meredith engel

life@metronews.ca

Even if your design aesthetic currently means your college futon coexists with your great aunt’s coffee table, there are ways to pull a room together stylishly. Just ask HGTV star Sabrina Soto, whose new book, Home Design, gives the low-down on layering to get a room’s flavour just right. Here, she walks through the finishing touches that give any space extra pizzazz.

Sabrina Soto is host and designer of HGTV’s Get it Sold, Real Estate Intervention and The High Low Project.

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The right accent pieces “I think accessorizing can take a room from being OK to absolutely fabulous,” Soto says. “It’s about making the right decisions when accessorizing.

You want pops of colour, you want different textures, you want interesting pieces that tell your story, but you don’t want to overdo it.” Her two rules for polishing a room like a pro? “I always like to accessorize in odd numbers, and I never like to use things smaller than a grapefruit. I think too many little knickknacks become clutter.” The right lighting Soto says it’s the most important aspect of design —

The right fabrics This covers everything from your window treatments to your couch’s upholstery to the pillows on top of it. Find a balance, Soto suggests, and feel free to ditch the matchy-matchy look. “It’s about mixing up prints but making sure that at the end of the day they still tell a nice story,” she says. And yes, you can mix prints! “There’s no specific rules, but you just want to make sure that the colours play well with each other. If you have two prints next to each other, you still want them still to have the same shades of colours. It’s like clothes.”

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uum cleaner to a special mop for blinds and baseboards. On those other six days, however, the dust wins. “It’s everywhere and it never goes away,” says Foernssler, a fitness trainer and mother of two. “It’s a losing battle.” Unfortunately, she’s right. Experts say dust’s constant accumulation on all those

Once a week, Diane Foernssler takes arms against the dust that invades her Darien, Ill., home, using everything from the vac-

books, clothes and knickknacks has nothing to do with poor housekeeping. It’s a naturally and continually forming collection of some pretty gross stuff. “It has nothing to do with being dirty,” says Dr. William Berger, a Mission Viejo, Calif., allergist and author of Asthma and Allergies for Dummies.

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and come back and there will be dust.“ A whole lot of it. According to Berger, the average six-room home in the United States collects 40 pounds of dust each year. The main contributors to all that indoor dust are microscopic dust mites; the breakdown of fibres from household fabrics and furniture; and human and animal dander (the nice name for skin flakes). The dust mites, which have a taste for human skin, come in “countless numbers” in your bedding alone, let alone other spots around the house, Berger said. Getting rid of them is impossible; Females lay 20 to 50 eggs every three weeks.

Dust and dust mites are a large part of “indoor air pollution,” a leading environmental health risk — primarily because people spend about 90 per cent of their time indoors, according to Molly Hooven, a spokeswoman for the Environmental Protection Agency. Dust and dust mites can trigger asthma attacks and allergies. There are, therefore, reasons for keeping dust to a minimum that are far more important than maintaining appearances, the spokesperson says. So while eradicating dust altogether may be a pipe dream, there are steps you can take to mitigate its accumulation in your home (see fact box on the right). The associated press

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Morrow gets third shutout of season Brandon Morrow pitched a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season, and Jose Bautista and Rajai Davis homered Wednesday night as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0. Morrow (7-3) allowed singles in the second and the eighth to A.J. Pierzynski and retired 14 straight at one point. He gave up his only two walks in the ninth, to Adam Dunn and Alejandro De Aza, and struck out five, including Dayan Viciedo, to end it. He showed no effects from his right shin, which was bruised right in his last start a week ago. In that game, he had to be helped off the field in the seventh inning after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Baltimore’s Wilson Betemit. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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“(Vladimir) was such a dependable and steadfast man that I would have gone anywhere with him — to war, to espionage, into peril.” Russian Hockey Federation president and former Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretiak speaking about Vladimir Krutov to the Sport-Express newspaper. Krutov, one of the Soviet Union’s all-time great players and part of the national team’s formidable KLM Line, has died at 52. The federation said Krutov died Wednesday. It did not give a cause of death, but the ITAR-Tass news agency said he had been taken to a hospital several days earlier for stomach bleeding. On the web

Brian McNamee, Roger Clemens’ former strength coach, testified in Clemens’ perjury trial last month that because of his wife’s nagging, he brought medical waste from a steroids injection of Clemens home in 2001. But Eileen McNamee testified Wednesday that her estranged husband said he was saving things for his “protection.” Scan the code for the story.

New Jersey’s Patrik Elias scores Game 4’s first goal on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Devils refuse to bow out of final without a fight NHL. New Jersey pushes back to avoid sweep and spoil Los Angeles’ Stanley Cup party at Staples Center Put the coronation on hold. The Los Angeles Kings will have to wait at least three more days for another shot at becoming true hockey royalty after Adam Henrique kept New Jersey alive in the Stanley Cup final. His late goal secured a 3-1 victory for the Devils in Game 4 on Wednesday.

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The New Jersey rookie, who scored in overtime to end the Eastern Conference final, showed poise in kicking the puck up to his stick before beating Jonathan Quick high at 15:29 of the third period. “It seemed to come off my skate pretty nice, right on the

The resilient Devils wouldn’t be denied in Game 4 and kept alive a streak of 43 straight playoff series in which the franchise has never been swept.

tape. I knew it came all the way across the ice,” Henrique said. “I knew (Quick) was going to have to come a long way to make the save if I was going to get up short-sided.” That forced cup keepers Phil Pritchard and Craig Campbell to put the trophy back in its case. Game 5 of the final goes

Saturday at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. “We finally got rewarded,” said Devils coach Peter DeBoer. “Like I said, I’ve liked our game and our effort the last three games. We just haven’t found a way to win until tonight. So hopefully that gets the ball rolling.” Until the late winner, this series had the feel of a sweep. Fans came ready to celebrate what would have been the first championship for the Kings in their 45-year history and there was every reason to believe they’d deliver after methodically storming through the playoffs. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Brandon Morrow in Chicago Wednesday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NHL

GM Tambellini sticking around in Edmonton The Edmonton Oilers and general manager Steve Tambellini have agreed on a contract extension. Tambellini has been GM of the team since 2008. He’s currently looking for a new head coach. Tom Renney’s contract wasn’t renewed after last season. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Spain’s Juan Mata kicks the ball near fellow teammates during a training session Wednesday in Gniewino, Poland. Alvaro Barrientos/the associated press

Now, finally, UEFA President Michel Platini wants the players to take centre stage when the European Championship kicks off on Friday. Soccer has almost been ignored during a turbulent five years for Poland and Ukraine as they sought to vindicate UEFA’s decision to take its showpiece 16-nation tournament to eastern Europe. Now the former France great, who captained and coached his country, wants the teams to seize the headlines. “I say to the players, ‘Go out and entertain us,’” Platini said on Wednesday. He spoke at the National Stadium in Warsaw — one of many rebuilding projects delivered behind schedule — where Poland will open Euro 2012 against 2004

Racism response • Platini promised that ref-

erees will stop European Championship matches if players suffer abuse from fans, as questions on racism in Poland and Ukraine dominated a news conference Wednesday to launch the tournament.

• Platini said UEFA has

empowered referees to “temporarily stop the game and finally cancel the game if this racism keeps rearing its head.”

champion Greece. “What I would like now after (five) years of work, is to be able to calmly watch the games, to give the ball over to the players and let them get on with it,” said Platini, who lifted the trophy in 1984. The potential storylines are rich and deep for arguably the best international tourna-

NBA. Thunder drop Spurs to earn spot in finals

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Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all 48 minutes of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night. Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game 6 of the Western Conference finals by 18 in the first half and erased a 15-point halftime deficit before pulling ahead to stay in the fourth. Durant grabbed the final rebound, dribbled the ball across halfcourt and raised his right fist to celebrate with a sold-out crowd. The franchise will play for the NBA title for the first time since 1996, before relocating from Seattle. Tony Parker had 29 points

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for good early in the fourth quarter, getting nine of their first 13 points on free throws as the fouls started to pile up for San Antonio — six on the defensive end and three on the offensive end in the first seven minutes. Derek Fisher and James Harden hit three-pointers in a three-possession span to increase the lead to 99-93 with 3:13 remaining, and Oklahoma City held on from there. Durant celebrated even before the final buzzer, hugging his family seated courtside after a foul was called with 14 seconds remaining. The Thunder became the NBA’s 15th team to come back from an 0-2 deficit in a seven-game series, doing it against a team that had won 20 games in a row. the associated press

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Canada enters historically tough qualifying phase As one of the veterans of Canada’s men’s soccer team, Dwayne De Rosario would obviously love to play in a World Cup before he calls it a career. The 34-year-old from Toronto spoke of not letting an opportunity slip away two days before Canada opens its next phase of qualifying at Cuba. “You never know when it will be your last chance,” De Rosario said at BMO Field on Wednesday. The 77th-ranked Canadians play No. 145 Cuba in Havana on Friday. Canada failed to survive this stage for the 2010 cup after picking up just two of nine possible points at home and losing all three games on the road. the canadian press

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(Los Angeles leads series 3-1) Last night’s result New Jersey 3 Los Angeles 1 Monday’s result Los Angeles 4 New Jersey 0 Saturday’s game — All Times Eastern 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.

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TR AN SACT ION S NHL EDMONTON OILERS—Agreed to terms with general manager Steve Tambellini on a contract extension. FLORIDA PANTHERS—Agreed to terms with executive vice president and general manager Dale Tallon on a multi-year contract extension. MONTREAL CANADIENS—Fired assistant coaches Randy Cunneyworth and Randy Ladouceur. OTTAWA SENATORS—Signed F Jean-Gabriel Pageau to a three-year, entry-level contract.

JUNIOR BOYS Singles — Third Round Filip Peliwo (5), Vancouver, def. Thiago Monteiro, Brazil, 6-3, 6-2.

GIRLS

Singles — Quarter-finals Maria Sharapova (2), Russia, def. Kaia Kanepi (23), Estonia, 6-2, 6-3. Petra Kvitova (4), Czech Republic, def. Yaroslava Shvedova, Kazakhstan, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Doubles — Semifinals Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci (4), Italy, def. Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (12), Spain, 6-4, 6-2.

Singles — Third Round Anett Kontaveit (12), Estonia, def. Eugenie Bouchard (7), Westmount, Que., 7-6 (1), 6-2. Antonia Lottner, Germany, def. Francoise Abanda, Montreal, 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3. Doubles — Second Round Eugenie Bouchard, Westmount, Que., and Taylor Townsend (1), U.S., def. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, and Ipek Soylu, Turkey, 6-4, 6-4. Francoise Abanda, Montreal, and Sachia Vickery (4), U.S., def. Jennifer Brady and Alexandra Kiick, U.S., 6-4, 7-6 (5).

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Singles — Quarter-finals Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Nicolas Almagro (12), Spain, 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-3. David Ferrer (6), Spain, def. Andy Murray (4), Britain, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2.

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Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova (7), Russia, vs. Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (5), Czech Republic, 4-6, 7-5 (susp., darkness).

OCEANIA SECOND ROUND Yesterday’s results Group A At Honiara, Solomon Islands New Zealand 1 Solomon Islands 1 Papua New Guinea 1 Fiji 1

NORTH, CENTRAL AND CARIBBEAN ZONE All Times Eastern

GROUP A Tomorrow’s games At Tampa, Fla. U.S. vs. Antigua and Barbuda, 7:11 p.m. At Kingston, Jamaica Jamaica vs. Guatemala, 9:30 p.m.

GROUP B Tomorrow’s games At Mexico City Mexico vs. Guyana, 8 p.m. At San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica vs. El Salvador, 10 p.m.

GROUP C Tomorrow’s games At Havana Cuba vs. Canada, 2 p.m. At San Pedro Sula, Honduras Honduras vs. Panama, 9:30 p.m.

EURO 2012 All Times Eastern

FIRST ROUND GROUP A

Tomorrow’s games At Warsaw, Poland Poland vs. Greece, noon At Wroclaw, Poland Russia vs. Czech Republic, 2:45 p.m.

GROUP B

Saturday’s games At Kharkiv, Ukraine Netherlands vs. Denmark, noon At Lviv, Ukraine Germany vs. Portugal, 2:45 p.m.

GROUP C

Sunday’s games At Gdansk, Poland Spain vs. Italy, noon At Poznan, Poland Ireland vs. Croatia, 2:45 p.m.

GROUP D

Monday, June 11 At Donetsk, Ukraine France vs. England, noon

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

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

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 29 27 24 19 19 15 13 13 11

Sunday’s game — All Times Eastern Houston at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16 Dallas at Houston, 5 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 7 p.m. D.C. United at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Seattle at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at New England, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17 New York at Chicago, 5 p.m. Portland at Los Angeles, 8 p.m.

Puerto Rico Minnesota San Antonio Fort Lauderdale Tampa Bay Edmonton Carolina Atlanta

GP W L 9 5 2 9 4 0 9 4 1 10 3 3 10 3 4 9 2 5 10 1 4 10 1 4

(Boston leads series 3-2) Tuesday’s result Boston 94 Miami 90 Sunday’s result Boston 93 Miami 91 (OT) Tonight’s game Miami at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s game x-Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

SAN ANTONIO (1) VS. OKLAHOMA CITY (2) (Oklahoma City wins series 4-2) Last night’s result Oklahoma City 107 San Antonio 99 Monday’s result Oklahoma City 108 San Antonio 103

T 2 5 4 4 3 2 5 5

GF GA 17 7 14 8 11 9 15 17 11 13 11 12 13 19 13 20

Saturday’s games — All Times Eastern Minnesota at Carolina, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Puerto Rico, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at San Antonio, 8:45 p.m. Sunday’s game Fort Lauderdale at Edmonton, 4 p.m.

SAN ANTONIO (99) Leonard 2-7 0-0 5, Duncan 11-23 3-4 25, Diaw 0-1 0-0 0, Parker 12-27 4-5 29, Ginobili 4-12 00 10, S.Jackson 6-7 5-6 23, Splitter 0-0 0-0 0, Neal 2-6 2-3 7, Green 0-1 0-0 0, Blair 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-84 14-18 99. OKLAHOMA CITY (107) Durant 9-17 12-15 34, Ibaka 4-8 2-3 10, Perkins 2-8 0-0 4, Westbrook 9-17 6-7 25, Sefolosha 4-5 0-0 9, Harden 4-9 5-6 16, Collison 0-1 0-0 0, Fisher 4-7 0-0 9. Totals 36-72 25-31 107. San Antonio Oklahoma City

34 29 18 20 28 32

18 —99 27—107

3-Point Goals—San Antonio 11-26 (S.Jackson 6-7, Ginobili 2-8, Leonard 1-3, Neal 1-3, Parker 1-4, Green 0-1), Oklahoma City 10-18 (Durant 4-8, Harden 3-4, Westbrook 1-1, Sefolosha 12, Fisher 1-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— San Antonio 43 (Duncan 14), Oklahoma City 50 (Durant 14). Assists—San Antonio 20 (Parker 12), Oklahoma City 18 (Westbrook, Durant 5). Total Fouls—San Antonio 24, Oklahoma City 18. Technicals—S.Jackson. A— 18,203 (18,203) at Oklahoma City. Okla.

SCORING LEADERS Bryant, LAL James, Mia Anthony, NY Durant, OkC Nowitzki, Dal Wade, Mia Westbrook, OkC Garnett, Bos Parker, SA Pierce, Bos

G 12 16 5 14 4 16 14 18 13 18

FG FT PTS 132 79 360 172 118 478 52 31 139 132 95 383 34 38 107 143 78 372 116 55 301 147 63 358 90 67 253 109 106 349

Not including last night’s game

AVG 30.0 29.9 27.8 27.4 26.8 23.3 21.5 19.9 19.5 19.4

G OL F

NASL Pt 17 17 16 13 12 8 8 8

EUROPEAN PGA NORDEA MASTERS At Stockholm, Sweden Par 72 First Round Magnus Carlsson Richard Bland Peter Hanson Matthew Baldwin Ignacio Garrido Michael Jonzon Carlos Del Moral Emiliano Grillo Robin Windgardh Lee Westwood Daniel Denison

31-34—65 33-34—67 34-33—67 33-34—67 33-34—67 34-34—68 35-33—68 37-31—68 35-33—68 33-35—68 37-31—68

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Real Salt Lake San Jose Seattle Vancouver Colorado Chivas USA Portland Dallas Los Angeles

EASTERN CONFERENCE

MIAMI (2) VS. BOSTON (4)

x — played only if necessary.

EASTERN CONFERENCE 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

(Best of 7) All Times Eastern

THUNDER 107, SPURS 99

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