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‘They turned against her’ Rehtaeh Parsons. Mom mourns bullying victim, 17, who killed herself after alleged rape and more than a year of abuse HALEY RYAN
Leah Parsons holds some photos of her daughter Rehtaeh at her home in Cole Harbour on Tuesday. JEFF HARPER/METRO
Sitting on the couch in her living room, Leah Parsons gathered a blanket around her legs and looked around at the photos of her daughter lining the walls. “Rehtaeh’s everywhere here,” Parsons said with a sad smile. Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, died in hospital Sunday, several days after hanging herself. She had endured a year and a half of bullying and victimization, stemming from a night in 2011 when her mother believes she was raped by four boys.
“How cruel is the world to do that?” Leah Parsons
“She was a very busy, headstrong girl,” Parsons said in the Cole Harbour home she shares with her partner, Jason, and where Rehtaeh grew up. In her younger years, Rehtaeh was a straight-A student who couldn’t get enough of books and learning and wanted to be a marine activist, Parsons says. On that November night in 2011, Parsons says, Rehtaeh had been at a friend’s house when an assault allegedly occurred. She says her daughter remembered being led upstairs by one of the boys, but not much else after that, until she heard the click of a photo being taken. Parsons claims that one of the boys texted the photo a few days later, and when Reh-
taeh walked into Cole Harbour District High School she was called a slut. “She never could go back to that school again,” Parsons said. “They turned against her.” Parsons says for months Rehtaeh couldn’t go anywhere without people calling her names or texting horrible things because they believed the story her accused attackers had spread around the school. They reported the alleged sexual assault to police, but charges were never laid and the investigation took about a year to complete, which Parsons says was very frustrating. “It could have been handled a lot differently,” Parsons said. She says she is speaking out now because it’s important that people realize how much bullying hurts, and to just share Rehtaeh’s side of the story. “Don’t jump on the victim, help the victim.” MORE COVERAGE, PAGE 4
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Pregnancy-discrimination hearing pinpoints meeting CLARK JANG
A witness in a discrimination case based on pregnancy says he tried to facilitate a meeting between his boss and a former employee in March 2011. Jacob MacIsaac, a former supervisor at the Community Justice Society, testified before the province’s Human Rights Commission on Tuesday that he was present for a meeting between Yvonne Atwell, the executive director, and Tammy Quilty-MacAskill, a restorative justice caseworker. Quilty-MacAskill alleges Atwell would not renew her contract as a caseworker
Witnesses for the defence will take the stand on Wednesday.
because she was pregnant. Atwell claims performance issues, including a two-day suspension and two-day probation period, led to an extension not being granted. During the meeting, MacIsaac testified that Atwell told Quilty-MacAskill she would not get the job because “she wouldn’t be there,” to which Quilty-MacAskill replied, “Because I’m going on (maternity) leave.” MacIsaac said QuiltyMacAskill then asked if she could still apply for the job. Atwell replied, “You’re allowed to apply, but you won’t get it.” MacIsaac also testified that he told Quilty-MacAskill
to keep her pregnancy to herself in December 2010. Two months later, Quilty-MacAskill told her coworkers during a staff meeting. “It was a very happy time during that meeting,” said MacIsaac. “I just looked at my feet.” During the cross-examination, Brad Proctor, lawyer for the defence, noted MacIsaac’s exit interview from the Community Justice Society did not mention any discrimination he witnessed on behalf of Atwell. “It’s one thing to say it, it’s another thing to follow through,” said MacIsaac. MacIsaac resigned from the Community Justice Society in March 2011, a few weeks before Quilty-MacAskill’s second contract ended on April 6. He said he did not know whether the meeting between himself, Atwell and Quilty-MacAskill led to discrimination.
Man swipes fake toonies for cash at businesses: Police Police are asking for the public’s help after they say a man exchanged fake rolls of $2 coins for cash, costing businesses thousands of dollars. Between Feb. 25 and March 25, police say the suspect went into three businesses and handed over several rolls of toonies in exchange for cash. Eventually an employee discovered the front and back of the rolls were $2 coins, while the rest were metal
washers of the same weight and size as a toonie. Police say the losses to the businesses are in the thousands. According to the surveillance tape from two businesses, the suspect is a black man with a light complexion in his 20s with facial hair on his upper lip and chin. Anyone with information on the crimes or the suspect is asked to call 409-5016 or Crime Stoppers. METRO
The suspect police are looking for. HANDOUT
Rights commission. Testimony backs up accused’s claim
Tammy Quilty-MacAskill at a Human Rights Commission board of inquiry at the Holiday Inn in Dartmouth on Monday. JEFF HARPER/METRO
Man initially arrested last month. More charges in pre-paid card scam A 19-year-old Halifax man is facing 53 new fraud-related charges in connection with a pre-paid credit-card scam. Halifax Regional Police say Curtis Jay Fountain was initially arrested on March 24 after weeks of investigating an increase in pre-paid creditcard scam complaints. He was released from custody pending a court hearing
and was arrested again Monday when police found him to be allegedly tied to 10 additional fraud-related investigations. He was to appear in court on Tuesday, facing a total of 56 charges. METRO
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Mom questions investigation in daughter’s 2011 rape case Bullied teenager. Yearlong police efforts yielded no charges; Rehtaeh hanged herself Thursday
No grounds to charge suspects, RCMP say
Leah Parsons says she isn’t an “evil, vindictive person” and doesn’t wish any harm on the four boys who she alleges raped her daughter over a year ago, but she wishes the case had been handled differently and that charges had been laid. Parsons, whose 17-yearold daughter Rehtaeh killed herself last week, said the police investigation that began November 2011 has been “totally” frustrating. “They had to interview people and I understand that, but I’m like, ‘OK, it’s 10 months later and you’re telling me you still have not interviewed those boys?’” Parsons said in her Cole Harbour home Tuesday afternoon. Parsons said she found out about the alleged rape on the day when one of the boys sent out a photo depicting what appeared to be a sex act and called Rehtaeh a “slut” around school. Parsons said some people insulted Rehtaeh in person, but most used the phone or harassed her on social media. “Her best friend said, ‘Yeah, you should leave the school ’cause sluts don’t belong here.’ That was on her Facebook status.” Parsons said that, though
she noticed her daughter going through mood swings last week, Rehtaeh had liked her new therapist, her circle of friends was growing and
Justice Minister Ross Landry said late Tuesday night that he has asked senior government officials to present options on how best to proceed in reviewing the Rehtaeh Parsons case. The announcement at 10 p.m. was a stark change from earlier Tuesday, when Landry said he didn’t plan to order a review of an RCMP investigation that concluded
there were no grounds to lay charges against four boys over allegations they had sexually assaulted Rehtaeh when she was 15. Following that alleged incident, the 17-year-old Cole Harbour teen was bullied relentlessly — and took her own life a few days ago. “This situation is tragic. I am deeply saddened — as I think are all Nova Scotians
Leah Parsons recounts her daughter Rehtaeh’s story of bullying at her Cole Harbour home on Tuesday. jeff harper/metro
a teacher was helping her make goals for school. But last Thursday, Parsons found her in their bathroom after Rehtaeh had hung her-
self. “I just thought she was going to start breathing,” Parsons said, looking down at her hands. Rehtaeh was taken to hospital. Parsons said the doctors had machines “breathing for her” until her daughter’s brain died on Sunday. Parsons, who started a Facebook page for Rehtaeh on
Monday, said writing a post about her daughter’s life, which has been shared hundreds of times, helped her process everything. “I was doing it for me at first,” Parsons said. “Then I thought, like, you know, people need to know, and Rehtaeh would want them to know that this is what’s happening.”
— by the death of this young woman,” Landry said in a statement Tuesday night. “As a parent, I can’t imagine the pain this family is going through at this time. My thoughts are with them.” Landry also said he wants to meet with Leah Parsons, Rehtaeh’s mother, to discuss her experience with the justice system. Parsons told Metro on
Tuesday she was frustrated with how the RCMP handled her daughter’s claim that she was raped in November 2011. “I know that law enforcement and the public prosecution service do their best, every day, to administer and enforce the law,” Landry said. “It’s important that Nova Scotians have faith in the
justice system, and I am committed to exploring the mechanisms that exist to review the actions of all relevant authorities to ensure the system is always working to the best of its ability, in pursuit of justice.” Landry said more details are expected in the coming days.
“I don’t know what kind of (bullying) campaigns they’re doing, but it’s not working.” Leah Parsons
RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae says while he understands the public will be asking a lot of questions following the death of Rehtaeh Parsons, sometimes there is just not enough evidence to lay charges. MacRae confirmed there was an incident in November 2011, but after a year’s investigation into the alleged sexual assault it was determined there was insufficient evidence to go forward. “We understand that the public is looking for why certain actions are taken before the courts or not, and it’s very complex,” MacRae said. “The police have to look at each case on its own merit.” MacRae says there are privacy laws protecting the details of the investigation because young people are involved, but the photo sent poses a challenge because of the vastness of social media. “Without getting into specifics of police process and details ... it’s pretty hard to explain fully on why (one child-porn case) went to charge and other investigations don’t.” haley ryan/metro
Rehtaeh review back on table: Landry philip croucher/metro with files from the canadian press
Rehtaeh Parsons facebook.com
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‘Ditch’ fee. Halifax Water GM provides clarity on proposed price hike The general manager of the Halifax Regional Water Commission made an unscheduled appearance at Halifax regional council Tuesday to explain a “new” proposed fee. Councillors asked Carl Yates to appear to clarify the so-called “ditch” fee, which covers the maintenance of ditches that form part of HRM’s stormwater conveyance. Yates said the fee applies only to residents in the urban core — some of whom are already paying it. “In many cases, this charge is not a significant increase, because the previous charge was already embedded with the wastewater charge,” he said. “So it’s a different way of charging that makes more sense.” Yates said residents who are paying the “embedded” fee will see it as a separate line on their water bill, if approved by the Utility and Review Board. Coun. Stephen Adams clarified HRM residents outside
The UARB will host a public hearing on Halifax Water’s rate hike application on Monday.
the urban core — those who are serviced by the provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal — will not pay the new fee. Residents in the urban core who have a ditch but do not currently pay for city water will get a bill from Halifax Water if the UARB approves the fee. “In essence, they’re getting the service for free,” Yates told Coun. Brad Johns. “They’re not being charged on their tax bill, they’re not being charged by Halifax Water, but … they will be charged for that service that they receive.” The charge to those customers will be about $55 a year. Ruth Davenport/metro
Concert. Vince Gill to play Metro Centre this summer Country music star Vince Gill is coming to Halifax. Sonic Concerts announced Tuesday that Gill and his band will be performing at the Halifax Metro Centre on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. Gill has been performing for the past 25 years and has won 20 Grammy Awards and sold over 26 million records.
Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. Prices, which include taxes and service charges, are $87.50 for gold-circle tickets, $67.50 for regular floor seats and the lower bowl, and $47.50 for the upper bowl. Tickets are being sold through all Ticket Atlantic outlets or online at ticketatlantic. com. metro
Council learns lesson on surplus properties The site of the former St. Patrick’s-Alexandra School. metro file
New policy. HRM approves clear rules, categories in hopes of avoiding future battles RUTH DAVENPORT
Country music star Vince Gill is set to put on a show in Halifax Aug. 22. handout Brunswick Street
Man charged during street fight An 18-year-old Halifax man is facing assault and weapons charges after an incident early Tuesday. Two police officers, not in uniform, noticed two men fighting on
Brunswick Street just after midnight and saw one them allegedly point a knife at the other. No one was injured. Donavin Andrew Diggs faces charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, and three counts of breaching a court order. metro
Halifax regional councillors have approved a new policy governing the disposal of surplus properties that builds on some of the lessons learned from the St. Patrick’s-Alexandra debacle. The sale of the north-end elementary school to a private developer was voided in court after three not-for-prof-
it groups successfully argued the municipality didn’t follow its own rules in putting the school up for sale. Council approved a new administrative order on Tuesday that sets out five categories for defining surplus properties, and enshrines specific processes for disposing of the property under each category. “It provides a lot of clarity around how we can proceed,” said Coun. Jennifer Watts. “I think the categories ... are based on experiences we’ve had in the past and ... will be very helpful.” Watts tabled four amendments to the order, geared towards transparency, community engagement and ac-
“It’s been long awaited, and it fills a void.” Coun. Russell Walker
commodation of non-profit groups. The most contentious guarantees a window of up to 120 days for non-profit groups to submit a written proposal for a property. Some councillors suggested that’s too long for a property to sit empty, but others pointed out it’s insignificant given the disposal process can take years. Coun. Reg Rankin added
that non-profit groups have been clear in their feedback on the issue. “If you recall with St. Pat’sAlexandra, one of the complaints was that 90 days was not sufficient time,” he said. “We’re not talking about one non-profit group, it might be a coalition of groups, and they don’t have great resources.” The other amendments ensure councillors are notified of surplus inventories in their districts; require the city’s grants committee to develop publicly available criteria for scoring “community interest” projects; and allow for partnership models between private developers and non-profit groups.
Condominium assessments to be examined City staffers will take a closer look at the assessments for condominiums compared to apartment buildings, though some councillors were reluctant to OK the exercise. Coun. Bill Karsten asked for a staff report to analyze the difference in assessments, noting the issue came up during the
last election. The motion came under attack on several different fronts, allegedly for being a back-door, piecemeal approach to tax reform and for making a flawed comparison. Coun. Gloria McCluskey pointed out that condos and apartments are valued using different methods and receive
different municipal services. Coun. Jennifer Watts argued that taxation issues shouldn’t be considered in isolation. “If we begin to try to pick off one thing at a time without understanding the full context, I’m not sure that’s a helpful way to go,” she said. Ruth Davenport/metro
Coun. Bill Karsten pointed out the motion asks for a staff report only, and doesn’t bind council to any action.
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$5.3M a year. N.S. to fund insulin pumps, supplies About 1,000 or more youths under the age of 19 in Nova Scotia will be eligible for government funding to help cover the cost of insulin pumps and supplies. Premier Darrell Dexter touted the $5.3-million-a-year program Tuesday as part of a series of post-budget, electionstyle announcements. Dexter spoke at a gathering of volunteers and families affected by diabetes at a Halifax community centre gymnasium. He told the group that extending funding for a pump program was a direct result of being able to balance the province’s books. “This is one of those opportunities, to supply insulin pumps that have been an outstanding need in this province for so many years,” Dexter said. The program would also cover related supplies for young adults from 19 to 25 with Type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps and are no longer covered by their parents’ insurance. Dexter said the program would be based on need and
Mount ready to welcome new building on campus Honouring women. Margaret Norrie McCain Centre slated to open December 2014
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children with insurance would still have to apply for coverage with their providers before seeking government help. He said program details were still being worked on in regards to whether there would be any restrictions on coverage or on the types of pumps to be funded. Dexter said the province expected to begin taking applications by July 31. Insulin pumps monitor and regulate insulin levels while delivering the drug at a steady rate to suit a patient’s need. the canadian press
There hasn’t been a new classroom building on the Mount Saint Vincent University campus in 40 years — but that’s about to change. The university has reached its fundraising goal of $12 million, and that money is going toward a new building: the Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Research. “It’s very needed,” said Sarah Veinot, chair of the university’s board of governors. “We’ve had some programs Spacious
The building will span four floors and 49,600 square feet.
in temporary locations for a number of years, so this new building is critical for our students’ experience here at Mount Saint Vincent University for providing academic excellence.” A crowd of roughly 200 people stood on a steep road alongside the new building’s construction site Tuesday to celebrate the news and to officially kick off construction. Veinot and Lynn Coveyduck, chair of one of the fundraising committees, announced to the group that Project Twenty12 — a campaign to raise $12 million in 20 months — was successful. The building will be named after McCain for her donation of $2.25 million. The university says it will be the only building at a Canadian university dedicated inside and out to honouring women. “The challenge of raising the money was offset by the beauty of being able to raise the funds to build a badly needed building and one that would do honour to women through-
Mount Saint Vincent University president Ramona Lumpkin, left, and student union president Zach Gallant help Margaret Norrie McCain break ground on a new building named after McCain on Tuesday. Emily Kitagawa/FOR METRO
out,” said university president Ramona Lumpkin. The atrium and other rooms will be named after women whose photos and stories will be featured inside. For a $1,200
donation, Coveyduck said, donors can purchase a tile on the exterior of the building and the name of a woman special to the donor will be written on it. Emily Kitagawa/For Metro
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Suspect fantasized about stabbing people: Police Texas violence. At least 14 injured as man stalked from building to building A 20-year-old student went on a mass stabbing assault at a Texas community college Tuesday, wounding at least 14 people — many in the face and neck — before being subdued and arrested, authorities said Tuesday. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Dylan Quick had been planning the attack at the Lone Star College System’s campus in Cypress for some time and had fantasies of stabbing people to death since he was in elementary school. Quick, who was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, used a razor-type knife, and pieces of the blade were found in at least one victim, the sheriff’s office said. The handle was discovered in a backpack
“He came running and swinging at my neck as I tried to get out of the way.” Student Michelle Alvarez, to the Houston Chronicle.
Michelle Alvarez, a student at Lone Star Community College System, was one of the people attacked on Tuesday. James Nielsen, Houston Chronicle/The Associated Press
that Quick was carrying when he was arrested. The attack at about 11:20 a.m. sent at least 12 people to hospital, while several others refused treatment at the scene, according to Cy-Fair Volunteer
Fire Department spokesman Robert Rasa. Two people remained in critical condition Tuesday evening at Memorial HermannTexas Medical Center, spokeswoman Alex Rodriguez said.
Diante Cotton, 20, said he was sitting in a cafeteria with some friends when a girl clutching her neck walked in, yelling, “He’s stabbing people! He’s stabbing people!” Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said there were indications when calls came in to the department that “students or faculty were actively responding to work to subdue this individual.” “So we’re proud of those folks but we’re glad no one else is injured any more severely than they are,” Garcia said. Student Michael Chalfan said a stun gun was used to subdue the man. The Associated Press
Serbia. Gunman kills 13 in their beds, at doorsteps He went from house to house in the village at dawn, gunning down his mother, his son, a two-year-old cousin and 10 other neighbours. Residents said if a police patrol car hadn’t shown up, they all would have been dead. Police said they had no motive yet for the carnage that left six men, six women and a child dead Tuesday in Velika Ivanca, a Serbian village 50 kilometres southeast of Belgrade. “Most of the victims were shot while they were asleep,” Serbian police chief Milorad Veljovic told reporters. After the rampage, police said suspect Ljubisa Bogdanovic, a 60-year-old who fought in one of the bloodiest sieges of the Balkan wars, turned his gun on himself and his wife as authorities closed in. Both were in grave condition at hospital. “He knocked on the doors, and as they were opened he just fired a shot,” said villager Radovan Radosavljevic. “He was a good neighbour, and anyone would open their doors to him.” The suspect’s older brother Radmilo broke down in tears, unable to explain why the massacre had happened. “As a child, he was a frightDrugs, booze, sex
Graffiti adorns a wall in west Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday. While some Britons mourned the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, others raised glasses of champagne at impromptu street parties. And the song Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead from The Wizard of Oz is surging up the U.K. singles charts. Thatcher was an unusually divisive figure blamed by many for crippling Britain’s labour unions and sabotaging workers’ rights. South Africans also passionately debated whether Thatcher helped or hindered the cruel system of white rule. Many leaders, however, were quick to share their praise and admiration for Thatcher — Stephen Harper will attend her funeral, scheduled for April 17 in London, as will Queen Elizabeth. Peter Morrison/The Associated Press
The wars from 1991 to 1999 as Yugoslavia broke up left much of the region traumatized and heavily armed. • Weapons owned by civilians have caused fatalities every week, as traumatized former soldiers shoot family or commit suicide or kids find guns at home. • Serbia has about three million weapons owned by civilians, according to the Small Arms Survey, a Swiss NGO. It says Serbia has the fifth-highest number of weapons per capita in the world, with some 38 guns for every 100 people.
ened little boy,” he said. “I used to defend him from other children. He couldn’t even slaughter a chicken.” But he said his brother changed after serving in the army during a brutal Serb-led offensive against the Croatian town of Vukovar in 1992 — the worst bloodshed of Croatia’s 1991-95 war for independence. The Associated Press
Cop consultant, 17, quits over tweets
‘Not my job’ to sell Keystone: Redford
She was hired to teach local police about British youth — but it was 17-year-old Paris Brown who said she learned a lesson after her tweets about drugs, drinking and sex hit the tabloids. Brown resigned after a brief stint over tweets containing gay and racist slurs. “Been drinking since half 1 (sic) and riding baby walkers down the hall at work oh my god i have the best job ever haha,” read one tweet. Another referenced a desire to make “hash brownies,” while more saw Brown describe herself as racist when intoxicated. The Associated Press
Alberta Premier Alison Redford said it’s not her job to promote Keystone XL, even as she’s working Washington this week in favour of the controversial pipeline. Rather, she said Tuesday that her role is to describe Alberta policy to policymakers in Washington. Yet the Alberta government paid to take out a large ad in the Washington Post that day, pitching the pipeline as “the choice of reason.” The Canadian Press
Britain’s Margaret Thatcher — divisive even in death
Serbia awash in guns
Quake brings 3 days of mourning A 6.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least 37 and injured hundreds more in southern Iran on Tuesday, officials said, adding that it did not damage a nuclear plant in the region. The Associated Press
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Parliament opens up to virtual tours Google Street View is capturing images to let people take a virtual tour through the halls and offices of the Parliament Buildings. On Tuesday, Google began wheeling its panoramic camera through the House of Commons, the Senate, the parliamentary library, the hall of honour and the prime minister’s office. The Canadian Press
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Court reduces sentences of torturers Appeal. Disabled victim was found with facial fractures, disfiguring injuries and a gaping head wound Ontario’s top court has lowered the sentences of a Hamilton couple who held a developmentally disabled man
captive and tortured him while draining his bank account to buy drugs and video-game equipment. Dakota Thompson and Stanley Brown were part of a group convicted of aggravated assault and forcible confinement for inflicting horrific injuries on a 23-year-old disabled man over more than two weeks in 2009. Brown was originally sentenced to 13 years — nearly
Thompson, Brown, their roommate and a youth lured the victim to their apartment by telling him they were going to help him look for a missing cellphone.
double the sentence the defence and Crown had jointly
suggested — and Thompson was sentenced to 10 years, which was also far more than the Crown had recommended. The Appeal Court sentenced Brown to serve seven years and two months and Thompson to six years and eight months. With credit for pre-trial custody and the time they have already served in prison, they would be eligible to apply for parole in about a year. the canadian press
Occupy for EI Protesters occupy a Service Canada office to denounce employment insurance reforms Tuesday in Montreal. Ryan Remiorz/canadian press Deported killer
Alberta botched case: Lawyer
Accused in assault wants trial moved
The lawyer for a woman ordered deported after serving time for drowning her children says Alberta’s attorney general bungled the file. Peter Royal says Jonathan Denis knew for almost six months that Allyson McConnell was going to be sent back to her native Australia when her sentence expired last week.
A man charged with attacking his then-girlfriend with acid wants his trial to be held somewhere other than the suburban Montreal courthouse where his case is being heard. A lawyer for Nikolas Stefanatos says she intends to file a motion asking for the legal proceedings to be moved from Longueuil.
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Crime ring. Alleged teen pimps documented crimes in photos: Crown Sexually explicit photos of teenage girls — one as young as 13 — were described in detail in an Ottawa courtroom Tuesday as a trial into an alleged teenprostitution ring entered its second day. The photos, retrieved from a cellphone found on one of the three accused, show 10 girls ranging in age from 13 to 18 in compromising positions. One girl appeared to be stripped of her clothing, passed out in a
bathtub. According to Crown lawyers, some photos were sent to prospective johns. Four girls were allegedly pimped out and forced into sex. Three were minors at the time. Three teen girls are facing charges of human trafficking, forcible confinement, assault, robbery and uttering threats to one complainant, stemming from May 2012 events. Alex Boutilier/METRO in ottawa
Road safety. Ontario truck maker says it will install side guards New Democrat MP Olivia Chow says Canada is a step closer to safer roads after Cambridge, Ont., truck manufacturer Shu-Pak Equipment Inc. agreed to put side guards on all its new vehicles. But she says it’s still not enough. The NDP transportation critic has renewed her calls
for the federal government to implement a private member’s bill she introduced in the House of Commons to make side guards mandatory on heavy trucks in Canada. It follows the deaths of several cyclists who died beneath the wheels of big trucks in Toronto and elsewhere. the canadian press
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Cover up: New hospital gown minds the gap Detroit. Redesigned robe is thicker, more stylish and less breezy A U.S. hospital has a new patient gown that aims to offer a little more style, comfort and rear coverage for patients. Resembling a wrap-around robe, the gown closes in the back and front and is made of a thicker, cotton and polyester blend to keep patients warmer. It’s being used on several inpatient floors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. The gown was developed by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute in collaboration with
Dampening the draft
“Our No. 1 goal was to close the backside of the gown with our design.” Michael Forbes, product designer at the Henry Ford Innovation Institute
A new patient gown being used at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit is designed with patient comfort in mind. the associated press
the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. “A simple change can have a large impact on the
patients’ stay at a hospital. By creating a hospital gown that is safe, stylish and comfortable, we’ve made the patient feel more at home, like they’re wearing their own garments,” said Michael Forbes, a product designer at the Henry Ford Innovation Institute. Officials hope to license the design to a manufacturer. The Associated Press
Smartphones. Carriers begin presales for new BlackBerry with keypad Loyal Canadian BlackBerry users who refuse to give up their keypad will finally have a chance to upgrade to a newer version starting this week. A number of retailers and wireless carriers across the country began accepting presales for the BlackBerry Q10 physical keypad smartphone on Tuesday. The device is expected to arrive in stores by the end of the month. The new model, Market Minute
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which sports both a keypad and a touchscreen, has been highly anticipated by some longtime BlackBerry fans. Both Rogers Communications and Telus say presales are underway for the device, but neither would provide a date for when the Q10 would be available. Bell will begin preorders on April 19, the company said. The Canadian Press The new BlackBerry Q10 has a physical keypad. BlackBerry/The Canadian Press
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First-time home buyers expect to spend $300K, survey shows According to the BMO First-Time Home Buyer’s Report, the average amount Canadians planning to buy their first home in the next five years plan to spend is approximately $300,000, with an average down payment amount of $48,000. The Canadian Press
Strombo headed to CNN for summer CBC-TV talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos will helm a weekly hour-long interview show on CNN this summer. The 10-episode series will air Fridays in prime time and shoot in Los Angeles in front of a live audience. It begins May 31. He’ll return to CBC-TV’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight in the fall. The Canadian Press
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TWEEZING OUT THE FAKERS solar power and wind? (Elementary, my dear We are not alone. Watson. Precisely because they don’t work.) We just haven’t noticed yet. The trailer for Sirius is causing a fair That’s one conclusion you could draw from amount of fringe-media fuss because of the the latest breathless alien disclosure. autopsy scenes and an X-ray of Atacama The so-called “Atacama Humanoid” is so Humanoid, which reveals an anatomically called because it was allegedly found in the plausible skeleton. In the autopsy shot, it apAtacama Desert of Chile, and is only six inches pears that someone is extracting Atacama’s tall. Talk about your “little” green man. Easy brain from the back of his tiny skull. Either to overlook. that or it’s a note that says, “Fooled you again, A full closeup is promised on April 22 when sucker.” a “documentary” called Sirius premieres in The man behind these shenanigans, er, Hollywood. JUST SAYIN' proceedings is Dr. Steven Greer, a formerThere’s the first clue. emergency room medical doctor, who claims In the trailer, Atacama Humanoid is feaPaul Sullivan to have attracted the highest ever amount of tured at his (her?) own autopsy, along with a metronews.ca crowd-sourced funds for a documentary (see lot of the usual stuff about how the presence of aliens and their cool technology on Earth has been suppressed “sucker” above). ER goes ET. Dr. Greer is the self-declared world’s leading authority on by the oil industry, large corporations and financial interests, extraterrestrials, and has founded more centres and projects blah, blah. Why is it these guys always suppress cool technolothan you can shake a stick at. There’s another clue: Real sciengies but somehow adopt loser technologies like electric cars,
tists don’t need to create their own centres and projects. That’s what universities are for. Sadly, even though we’re doomed to be disappointed — ahgain — the Internet is abuzz with a desperate hope that this time, ET really has come to call. I mean, this guy Greer is a real doctor, so he says, and the former chairman of a real emergency department in North Carolina. But this is hardly his first “disclosure.” He’s been disclosing the truth about aliens since at least 1993. Funny — until now nobody has paid any attention. Maybe Dr. Greer is a victim of Short Alien Syndrome. It’s hard to take seriously an alien autopsy performed with tweezers. Remember, too, that this is not the first alien autopsy; that was the aptly titled 1995 faux broadcast Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?) It turned out to be the latter. At least that fake alien was bigger than a breadbox. So, fellow ET buffs, be prepared to have your faith shattered, yet again. I fear we’re the victims of an Earth-bound conspiracy: nasty, brutish ... and short. Clickbait
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After millions of tickets sold, Brooklyn-based BY Experience’s novel idea to show live opera in movie theatres has paid off. Now they’re hoping to follow up on that success with big-screen VIP tours of famous museums. But you can get a jump on them with virtual tours on your own small screen. The Frick Collection
One of the first museums to host virtual tours, the Frick’s is also the best. Start in the opulent room of your choosing, and click your way through an endless collection of masterworks while learning the collection’s history. (frick.org)
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Frog’s romantic hug in icy waters These frogs aren’t fazed by the freezing temperatures as they take a quick dip in a frozen pond. The brave amphibians hold on to each other as they glide through the lakes near some snowy mountains. Photographer Cyril Ruoso was delighted when he shot this unique moment in the Massif de Beaufort in the French Alps. METRO
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Camera whores CYRIL RUOSO
Wildlife photographer, 43, from France
How did you manage to take this striking photograph? I used a specific homemade floating perch for the camera to rest on, and a remote-control transmission linked to the camera in a water housing. It’s
not exactly the most standard of equipment but it worked. It seems a very tricky shot to take, with the frogs normally being averse to such frigid conditions. What were the challenges? They seemed to be fascinated with the shiny dome of the camera lens. Every time they came into contact with it, I had to clean the glass and wait all over again for the frogs to be in the right spot. METRO
• Amplexus: Frogs’ mating position, with the smaller male clasping the female from behind in a ride that can last two days or more. • Fertilization. This happens outside of the female’s body. Right after the eggs have been released, the male expels sperm to fertilize them.
RE: Snap, Send, See it Disappear, published April 9 I can’t help but laugh at the stupidity of this app. If a person wants to keep an image using this software it’s as easy as the click of two buttons. Screen capture apps kind of make Snapchat useless, would you not agree? Jason Harris, Toronto
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Kentucky’s contentious shrine to intelligent design is strangely fascinating, which is why we’re lucky they’ve allowed us all to wander their halls from home. (creationmuseum.org)
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After several Robinson strikeouts, 42 is still swinging for the fences New movie. The latest Jackie Robinson movie looks at how one executive helped the famed ball player break colour barriers
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Each year on April 15 Major League Baseball pays tribute to Jackie Robinson. The second baseman is remembered not only as a veteran of six World Series, the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947 and an inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame but especially as the first African American man to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. His accomplishments are many. He was the first black player to win the National League Most Valuable Player Award and was awarded both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. In tribute, every April 15, the date the Brooklyn Dodgers started Robinson at first base, all uniformed personnel at 15 different ballparks wear Jackie’s retired number 42.
Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson in 42, the latest tribute to the famed baseball player. HANDOUT
This weekend a tribute of another kind comes to theatres. The movie 42 details the Hall of Famer’s history-making breaking of the colour barrier in professional baseball. The film focuses on Robinson’s (Chadwick Boseman) relationship with Branch
Rickey, played by Harrison Ford, the MLB executive who facilitated the player’s signing to the ball team. The story is custom-made for the movies. Spike Lee tried unsuccessfully to get a biopic of Robinson, starring Denzel Washington, off the ground in 1995, but others have had better luck.
Robinson portrayed himself in The Jackie Robinson Story. Filmed over the winter of 1949, during the off-season from the Brooklyn Dodgers, the film earned good reviews at the time, with the New York Times saying, “Mr. Robinson displays a calm assurance and composure that might be envied by many a Hollywood
star.” Despite his acclaimed performance, he never made another film. Since then he has been the subject of a variety of projects. A 1978 ABC after-school special called A Home Run for Love used the player — portrayed by John Lafayette — as the heart of a tale about friendship and racial tolerance. The First was a short-lived Broadway musical starring David Alan Grier as Robinson, and both Andre Braugher and Blair Underwood have played him in television dramas. Back on the big screen Robinson was played by Keith David in Blue in the Face, an improvised love letter to Brooklyn featuring celebrity cameos by everyone from Harvey Keitel and Lily Tomlin to Madonna and Lou Reed. In a cameo we see Robinson from behind as he talks about breaking the colour barrier in baseball.
The film focuses on Robinson’s (Chadwick Boseman) relationship with Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford, the MLB executive who facilitated the player’s signing to the ball team.
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METRO DISH OUR TAKE ON THE WORLD OF CELEBRITIES The Word
Chris Brown and Rihanna call it quits, probably
Bynes vs. the press: Round 2
The soap opera between Chris Brown and Rihanna continues: The on-again, off-again couple with the rocky past has reportedly called it quits, according to E! News. While Brown has been spotted in New York entertaining a mystery blond, Rihanna has been finishing up her latest international tour and spending time in L.A. between gigs, but sources say there’s no new man in her life and that she’s shifting her focus off her love life and onto planning future tours and launching a new fragrance line. Metro World News Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson
A-Team sues over trademark infringement Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper are suing a pair of companies for allegedly using photos of the ATeam co-stars in advertisements without their permission, according to court documents procured by E! News. Neeson and Cooper claim Vutec Corporations and First Impressions Theme Theaters
are guilty of trademark infringement, negligence and violating their rights of privacy and publicity for using their images in print and online ads and in other promotional materials. The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. The actors are seeking damages and attorney fees.
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Amanda Bynes takes issue with Page Six’s story earlier this week that her erratic behaviour during a gymnastics class got her booted. “I’m suing every blog saying I was kicked out of gymnastics,” Bynes posted on Twitter. “What is wrong with you people? What would you do if you found fake stories about you?” Also, to make good on her earlier request that online outlets only use photos from her Twitter account and not unflattering paparazzi shots when reporting on her, Bynes posted a slew of photos from the last few years to Twitter, noting which ones are her favourites.
Berry ‘feels fantastic’ After confirming that she is pregnant with her second child, Halle Berry is speaking out herself about the joyous news. “I feel fantastic,” the Oscar-winner tells CNN of expecting a baby with fiancé Olivier Martinez. “This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth. I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful (one).” While reports have claimed that Berry is expecting a boy, she’s playing coy about gender, saying only, “I don’t know, I don’t know.”
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California, here we come... The Hollywood sign, perched on the hills above, may guide tourists to the Sunset Strip and moviemaking studios, but there is more to the Los Angeles area than star tours and celebrity sightings. Located south of La La Land is The O.C. — Orange County. METRO WORLD NEWS
Sweat and sand It’s easy to see why Huntington Beach is known as Surf City USA. Wet suit-clad pedestrians — surfboards tucked under their arms — are as common a site as shopping bags and Starbucks coffee cups. A four-block radius located on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Main Street sets the scene for this city, but there are nearly 13 kilometres of sand to play in. Start your day with breakfast at Michelle’s Sugar Shack Café (hbsugarshack.com) on Main Street, before heading to the International Surfing Museum (surfingmuseum.org). It opens according to surf time. Translation? That’s 11 a.m. or noon, unless wave conditions are too good to ignore. If it’s closed you can still check out the names of those honoured along the Surfing Walk of Fame at Main and the PCH, including musician Dick Dale for adding to board culture. Spend your afternoon playing beach volleyball or catching waves along the beach. Stroll along the historic Huntington Beach pier that juts into the Pacific. At its end is Ruby’s Diner, a 1950s-inspired local restaurant chain. Before nightfall, stake out one of the fire pits located on the beach for an evening spent sitting on the sand and listening to the surf break on the shore (huntingtonbeachca.gov).
Located south of Huntington along the PCH are Newport Beach and artsy Laguna Beach. While Fashion Island (shopfashionisland.com) is home to big brand stores, Laguna’s downtown features a number of smaller shops, showcasing local artists and handcrafted goods, all set against a backdrop of green hills (lagunabeachinfo.com). No afternoon is complete without sipping a cool cocktail at The Cliff (thecliffrestaurant.com). Offering a 180-degree view of the ocean, you can sit on the patio and watch sunning locals on the beach metres below, or scan the big blue for passing whales. You can also grab a cool authentic treat at Gelato Paradiso (gelatoparadiso.net) in Peppertree Lane and take a stroll in Heisler Park located high on the bluffs above the Pacific. The popular Las Brisas (lasbrisaslagunabeach. com), with its beckoning margaritas menu, offers a fusion of Californian and traditional Mexican cuisine, with fresh seafood offered each day. The building the restaurant is located in started life as the Victor Hugo Inn in the 1930s, before being converted in the late 1970s.
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Sea and sanctuary Located at the southern end of the O.C., Dana Point is a nature-lovers paradise. With a number of migration routes passing by, whale watching is on order. Dana Wharf (danawharf. com) has a fleet of 12 vessels that often encounter sea lions, blue and grey whales and even the occasional mega-pod of a few thousand dolphins swimming in unison and playing in the wake of the boats. Exhausted after a day at sea? Pamper yourself at The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel (ritzcarlton.com/lagunaniguel). The hotel is located 150-feet above Salt Creek Beach and offers stunning coastal views. You can take them in while sipping wine on the 180blũ patio — a perfect sunset spot — or enjoying a well-deserved yummy meal at Raya, with its Latin-inspired menu of sustainable seafood, local produce and organic meat created by Chef Richard Sandoval. Spend an afternoon walking through the grounds of the hotel, and feeding the rabbits that hop around the property. Use the Ritz’s beach butler service to be carted down in a buggy from the resort to the beach below. They will set up chairs and umbrellas, provide recreational equipment, and even build you a sandcastle to enjoy.
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Europe on $100 a day Mediterranean magic you’ll see on land: Saint Tropez along the French Riviera was once a Carnival is launching more sleepy fishing village that atMediterranean cruises this tracted the literary set from year than ever before. Their Paris in the 1950s. But when newly renovated ship, the Bridget Bardot made it her 2,600-passenger Sunshine, favourite hideout in 1956, will offer 18 Mediterranean celebrities followed. Today, cruises from Barcelona and Hollywood stars ranging from Venice starting this spring. Jack Nicholson to Jay-Z are Carnival has spent $155 milregulars. Diane lion on its renovations and Despite their millions, you Tierney you can enjoy it for $100 a firstname.lastname@example.org don’t need a dime to enjoy day. Visit carnival.com. walking along the waterfront Experience all the glitz and and gawking at the megaglamour of the Mediterran- yachts and Maseratis. Peopleean Riviera without paying watch and window-shop at due to its charming atmoscelebrity-high prices by taking the quaint cafés, boutiques, phere. Visit a local farmhouse a cruise. You’ll be able to mar- galleries and antique shops. nestled in the hills and if you vel at the million dollar yachts Stroll over to the Place des don’t pack a picnic from the in Saint Tropez, peer over the Lices and play petanque, a ship, enjoy an inexpensive cliffs of the Amalfi coast, enjoy game similar to bocce, with lunch of fresh cheese, juicy tomatoes and salami in a wine tasting in Tuscany and the locals. Take a bus ride along the peaceful setting of lemon and wander the poignant streets of Amalfi coast by a driver who olive trees. Pompeii. Head to Pompeii by train Cruise lines have dropped knows how to navigate hairpin their Mediterranean prices to turns and avoid drop-off cliffs. or bus to explore its excavaabout $100 per day to attract With its spectacular vistas, this tions, temples and museum. File Name: route isBOR_AD_ScotiaAMEX_Bike-E_0313 rated as one of the top The many frescoes depict daily more travellers this spring. Trim:10 10” x 5.67” drives in the world and will life — although the ones in the When you consider that this Bleed: 0" Safety: n/a Mech brothel should probably be Xleave you breathless at Res: every300dpi coversCanadian your Marketing accommodation, Colours: 100 Yonge 16th Floor rated. Admission to the site and bend.CMYK meals and Street, transportation to MaterialArrive Deadline: 24 Hourstown - Apr 1museum Metro -isApr 8 $15. ON M5C about in the cliff-top each Toronto, fabulous port,2W1 it’s great Travel through the Tuscan value. Here’s a sample of what of Sorrento, a popular resort
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countryside to Livorno and admire the medieval architecture. At a family vineyard enjoy a wine-tasting tour. From the port of Genoa, travel to Manarolo, gateway to Cinque Terre, an UNESCO site of five fishing villages that have been untouched by modern times. Walk along the Street of Love, a picturesque path along the seaside where graffiti features romantic poetry. Board a ferry to Vernazza, explore the tiny shops and enjoy a creamy gelato. Admire the colourful fishing boats and watch children playing on the beach. A visit to the Mediterranean Riviera is not complete without a stop in Rome, even though it’s a 90-minute bus ride from the port of Citavecchia. The Colosseum is just one of the many magnificent monuments in the Eternal City where gladiators battled in front of 50,000 spectators. Publication: 24toHours - Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, End the day with a walk Metro - Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, London, Ottawa, Regina, the Trevi Fountain. Follow tradSaskatoon, Toronto,Vancouver and Winnipeg ition and toss a coin into the Insertion water to ensure you willDates: return 24 Hours - April 3, May 1, 29, June 26 & July 24 to this unforgettable region. Metro - April 10, May 08, June 5 You only need a penny.
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Metro’s guide to travel guide books ON THE MOVE
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Take time to enjoy the scenery and sunshine on a stroll along a Mediterranean beach.
Nothing beats a good guidebook. Despite the incredible amount of information available online, there is something comforting about not having to rely on the world of Internet connectivity and power outlets when you are travelling. Here are a few titles worth packing: Originally written for backpackers and bohemians, Lonely Planet now offers suggested itineraries for more up-scale travellers with their Discover series books. Think boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts versus hostels. The If You Like tips suggest lesser known alternatives to major sites. In the Netherlands for example, if you like the Rijksmuseum, they suggest adding the Groninger Museum or Kroller-Muller Museum to
your plans. The Rough Guides are great for travellers wanting to reduce their carbon footprint. They make a point of offering green alternatives to everything from accommodations to local tour operators. The destination listings offer a good variety of bars, restaurants and attractions. Where to Go When, by Eyewitness Travel Guides, is for people who are planning their holiday based on when they are able to travel versus having a specific destination in mind. Think teachers on March Break or newlyweds looking for the best honeymoon destination. There are more than 300 seasonal recommendations for destinations that are at their best during different months of the year. Time Out books offer top 10 lists for culture vultures who want to get beyond the best known highlights. Using a list of recommendations to plan your days is an especially great way of giving a short trip some focus. My cousin and his young family have been to Disney World three times and live by
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Beth Haworth’s The Insider’s Ultimate Guide to Disney. If offers tips to beat the crowds, save money and make the most out of your theme park experience. Apparently Sunday is the worst day to go to Magic Kingdom and Monday is the best. You will have to pick up a copy to find out why!
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Tuna Niçoise grows up on the grill Rose Reisman
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There’s nothing tastier than a Niçoise salad made with freshly seared tuna. The trick to properly searing tuna is to cook it on high heat for the time specified — and no more. If you’re not going to eat immediately, place it in the refrigerator to stop the cooking process, otherwise the tuna will be overcooked.
1. Boil the potatoes until tender, approximately 15 minutes. Drain, cool and dice. Place in a serving bowl. Add the steamed beans, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, olives and dill.
To make the dressing, stir the olive oil, lemon juice, anchovies, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper together until well mixed. Pour over the potato mixture. Place three-quarters of the potato mixture on a serving platter, leaving the remainder for garnish.
3. Heat a non-stick grill pan or
barbecue to high and grill the tuna for approximately 1 1/2 minutes per side for seared, or until done to your preference, but do not overcook. Place the tuna, either whole or sliced, over the potato mixture and scatter the reserved mixture overtop or along the side.
Spring Lemonade Celebrate the warmer season with this zesty crowd-pleaser.
Grilled Tuna Niçoise
• 45 ml Belvedere Vodka • Handful fresh mint • Fever Tree Lemonade
Place vodka and mint into a highball, press down and top with cubed ice. Top with Fever Tree Lemonade. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and fresh mint.
Rose Reisman’s Complete Light Kitchen (Whitecap Books) by Rose Reisman
• 375 ml Belvedere Vodka • 2 handfuls fresh mint • 600 ml Fever Tree Lemonade.
• 2 small red potatoes • 1 cup green beans, trimmed, steamed, rinsed with cold water and cut into 2-inch pieces • 1/2 cup diced cucumber • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes • 1/3 cup diced red onion • 1/4 cup sliced black olives • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill • 2 tbsp olive oil • 2 tbsp lemon juice • 4 anchovies, minced • 1 tsp crushed fresh garlic • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard • pinch salt and black pepper • 1 lb raw tuna
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Add all ingredients to a pitcher over ice and garnish with mint and grapefruit wheels. This recipe serves four and each serving contains 353 calories and 10 g fat. Lorella Vanetti, from Rose Reisman’s Complete Light Kitchen (Whitecap Books)
Lunch. Shrimp and Watermelon Salad 1. Place shrimp in shallow dish. Pour 1/2 cup (125 ml) Thai chili sauce over shrimp, turning so that all are well coated. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. Reserving sauce from dish, thread shrimp onto 4 skewers.
3. Spray grill with Pam Grilling; heat to medium-high heat. Grill skewers, basting with reserved sauce during first 5 minutes only, until shrimp are opaque, approximately 10 minutes.
This recipe serves four. news canada
4. In serving bowl, toss watermelon,
basil and feta. In separate bowl, whisk remaining Thai chili sauce, lemon juice, oil, pepper.
5. Remove shrimp from skew-
ers. Arrange on top of salad. Drizzle with 3 tbsp of vinaigrette, tossing gently. Serve with remaining vinaigrette on the side. news canada
Ingredients • 1 lb (500 g) jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined • 3/4 cup (175 ml) VH sweet Thai chili sauce • Pam Grilling Spray • 2 cups (500 ml) cubed watermelon • 1-1/2 cups (375 ml) croutons
• 1 cup (250 ml) halved grape tomatoes • 1 cup (250 ml) basil leaves • 1/2 cup (125 ml) crumbled feta cheese • 3 tbsp (45 ml) lemon juice • 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) black pepper
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Paying the bills while curing the ills Making change. How A trying trinity to impact the world while still keeping cash “When applying for jobs, you have to considin your pocket Rumeet Billan TalentEgg.ca
You want to make an impact, but you also have school debt, rent and car insurance to pay for, among other expenses. Your parents want you to find a stable job, one that comes with vacation pay and benefits. The job market is competitive and your priorities seem to be competing with one another as well. When applying for your next job, it doesn’t have to be an either/or decision. The application process, when seeking employment, expects students and recent graduates to choose between the for-profit and not-for-profit sector. When applying for jobs, you have to consider your commitments, financial goals and also what your personal goals are. How do you balance all
er your commitments, financial goals and also what your personal goals are.” Rumeet Billan
three and find a career path that fits who you are as opposed to trying to fit into a preexisting box that may come at the expense of what you want to achieve? Traditionally, Canadians have ranked corporations as high in profit potential and low on the social impact scale. Although more organizations are incorporating social responsibility within their mandates, the bottom line is still profit. Not-for-profit organizations rank high on their social impact and relatively low in profit potential, often dependent on grants, donors and volunteers. The line-up for a promotion at an established not-for-profit is
Torn between priorities? As companies become more interested in making positive changes to the world, you may not have to make the choice.
long and also requires years of experience. There are assumptions that students and new grads often make about both sectors, and — whether right or wrong — this influences where you consider applying and also the direction of your career path. Some find their way, and some are left feeling jaded and stuck.
In both sectors, how many people do you know who are not satisfied with what they are doing, but also suggest that they don’t have the flexibility to move out of their current role? I can name a few. If you can’t find your place within the two sectors, what you can do is begin thinking beyond the traditional notions
of for-profit and not-for-profit and consider the emergence of social enterprises. The rise of a third sector, the social sector, merges the traditional concepts and has left social entrepreneurs with a desire to not only make a profit, but also incorporate a social mission within their business models. Incubators,
conferences and showcases are popping up and may help to spark an idea, or introduce you to a new network of organizations that are working towards both profit and social impact. TalentEgg.ca is Canada’s leading job site and online career resource for college and university students and recent graduates.
From capture the flag to a rewarding career Summer of the CV. Working as a camp counsellor a tremendous lesson for future teachers Leah Ruehlicke TalentEgg.ca
For those in the education stream, it’s no secret that this is a tough job market to break into — it can take years to find full-time employment. Gaining experience in your field early on is an excellent way to narrow down what you actually want to do and become more marketable to employers. Student Heather Galloway decided to advance her career while simultaneously saving up rent money in her search for summer jobs. A teacher’s college student at Nipissing University, Galloway got a summer job a few years ago as a camp counsellor at the YMCA. The following year she returned as an inclusion counsellor, working with kids who have
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developmental issues. Both of these positions taught her the importance of being able to think on your feet and adapt to changing situations — a vital lesson for every aspiring teacher! Working two summers in a camp setting helped her get another job last summer: site supervisor for the JK/SK before and after school program at an elementary school. “I’m learning more about different age groups, because my teaching degree focused on Grades 4 to 10,” Heather said.
“It’s been great opening myself up to new experiences and grade levels.” She says she initially searched for camp jobs to beef up her resumé, but she “continued to work for them because it is just so much more fun than sitting in an office all summer.” TalentEgg.ca is Canada’s leading job site and online career resource for college and university students and recent graduates.
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Moose edge Olympiques to grab series stranglehold Sweep, part two? Halifax can close things out on Wednesday night ANDREW RANKIN In Gatineau
The Halifax Mooseheads withstood a far different opponent in Game 3. Facing a rejuvenated Gatineau Olympiques squad that played like it had nothing to lose, the Mooseheads dug deep and came up with a 4-2 victory before 3,406 fans at the Robert Guertin Arena on Tuesday night. “It was really like playofftype hockey tonight,” said Mooseheads defenceman MacKenzie Weegar. “The guys really stepped up, especially (Fucale). He’s played great for us again and again. But it’s a game that we’re going to be faced with a lot more as we go deeper in the playoffs. We faced adversity that game but we got through it.” With the win, the Mooseheads now take a commanding 3-0 lead in their secondround series. Just when it seemed it would be another Herd route after Darcy Ashley tallied just 2:25 into the contest, Gatineau fought back. The Olympiques found the equalizer when Emile Poirier scored one of his two goals just over four minutes later. And after facing a twogoal deficit, Poirier struck again to make it a one-goal game 8:09 into the second frame. “It was exciting,” said Mooseheads forward Nathan Convincing victories
The number of goals by which Halifax has outscored opponents during the playoffs.
Halifax Mooseheads forward Darcy Ashley celebrates scoring on Tuesday. The Mooseheads defeated the Gatineau Olympiques 4-2. DEVAAN INGRAHAM/FOR METRO Quoted
“These are the situations we’re going to have to deal with and we fought through the challenge again.” Mooseheads forward Nathan MacKinnon MacKinnon. “They had us on the ropes for the last few minutes of the game but in the end I think we deserved to win. You have to give them credit, they came out hard and gave it their all.” Again, the Mooseheads proved too much. Mooseheads forward Stefan Fournier iced the victory with his second tally of the night on an empty-netter in the dying second of regulation.
Matthew Boudreau rounded out the scoring for the Herd. Mooseheads netminder Zach Fucale faced 16 shots and gave up his first goals of the series, but again he came up big when he had to. For Mooseheads forward Luca Ciampini the result was all that mattered. “We played them tight, we came up big when we needed to. Now we’re up three games to none.”
Mooseheads forward Nathan MacKinnon in close on Olympiques goalie Robert Steeves in Gatineau on Tuesday. DEVAAN INGRAHAM/FOR METRO
Remparts fall again to Huskies, Armada in control Patrick Roy and his Quebec Remparts are in a real fight against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Sven Andrighetto had a goal and two assists as the host
Huskies downed the Remparts 5-2 to take a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-seven QMJHL quarter-final series on Tuesday night. The game was played before
2,144 fans. Game 4 goes Wednesday night back in Rouyn-Noranda. In the other QMJHL playoff game on Tuesday night, the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
took a 3-0 series stranglehold over the Val-d’Or Foreurs after blanking the hosts 5-0. Xavier Ouellet scored twice and Etienne Marcoux had 23 saves for the shutout.
The Armada can close out the series Wednesday in Vald’Or. Also on Wednesday night, the Baie-Comeau Drakkar visit the Victoriaville Tigres. The Drakkar lead that series 3-0. METRO
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Around every corner at Augusta National is another reminder that Tiger Woods isn’t getting any younger. He was introduced at his news conference on Tuesday as playing the
Masters for the 19th time, which caused Woods to bow his head and cover his eyes. Among dozens of photographs on the walls of the club is one of defending champion Phil Mickelson helping Woods — with a much fuller head of hair — into the green jacket after Woods won the Masters in a playoff. That was from 2005. And that was the last time Woods won the Masters.
Could he have imagined in 2005 that seven Masters would come and go without him winning? “I wouldn’t have been happy with that,” Woods said. “I put myself in the mix every year but last year, and that’s the misleading part. It’s not like I’ve been out there with no chance of winning this championship. “I’ve been there, and unfortunately just haven’t got it done.” The Associated Press
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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons pulls starter Brandon Morrow from the game on Tuesday in Detroit. Morrow gave up five runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings. Paul Sancya/The Associated Press
Jays’ core strength coming up short MLB. Power hitters Bautista, Encarnacion yet to find rhythm as Toronto falls in Detroit Even with the pricey additions to the Blue Jays roster in the off-season, success still comes down to the expected, muchneeded production of incumbent power-hitters Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. So far, it hasn’t been happening. Bautista, back in the threehole against the Tigers on Tuesday, returned to action in a 7-3 loss in Detroit.
He had missed the previous three games with an ankle injury. The Jays’ primary run producer went 0-4, facing Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit bullpen. “Bautista squared up some balls all night long,” Jays manager John Gibbons said, including a deep warning-track fly ball to centre in the eighth. “Some good things happened, but they took it to us early.” Bautista is now batting .188 for the season, with two homers and four runs driven in. “We’re seven games in, still very early,” Bautista said. “We haven’t been playing up to our capabilities, everybody would agree with that. So our focus is
A week into the new year, Miguel Cabrera is already in mid-season form. • The reigning AL MVP hit his first homer and had four RBIs in the Detroit Tigers’ win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. The Associated Press
on winning each game.” As for Encarnacion, he has played every day, batting fourth, but with Tuesday’s 0-for-4, his average dropped to .074, with one homer and three runs-batted-in. Torstar News Service
z-Miami y-New York y-Indiana x-Brooklyn x-Chicago x-Atlanta x-Boston x-Milwaukee Philadelphia Toronto Washington Detroit Cleveland Orlando Charlotte
61 51 49 45 42 42 40 37 31 29 29 26 24 19 18
16 26 29 32 34 36 37 40 46 48 49 52 53 59 59
.792 .662 .628 .584 .553 .538 .519 .481 .403 .377 .372 .333 .312 .244 .234
— 10 121/2 16 181/2 191/2 21 24 30 32 321/2 351/2 37 421/2 43
y-San Antonio x-Oklahoma City x-Denver y-L.A. Clippers x-Memphis Golden State Houston Utah L.A. Lakers Dallas Portland Minnesota New Orleans Sacramento Phoenix
57 56 53 51 52 44 43 41 40 38 33 29 27 27 23
20 21 24 26 25 33 34 37 37 39 44 47 50 50 54
Team USA’s Brianna Decker cheers on Amanda Kessel after her gamewinning goal on Tuesday night at the women’s world hockey championships in Ottawa. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press
Burlington, Vt., last year and the U.S. turned the tables last night. Brianna Decker and Megan Bozek also scored for the U.S., while goaltender Jessie Vetter
.740 — .727 1 .688 4 .662 6 .675 5 .571 13 .558 14 .526 161/2 .519 17 .494 19 .429 24 .382 271/2 .351 30 .351 30 .299 34
x - clinched playoff berth; y - division; z - conference.
Tuesday’s results Brooklyn 104 Philadelphia 83 Indiana 99 Cleveland 94 Miami 94 Milwaukee 83 New York 120 Washington 99 Charlotte at Memphis Toronto at Chicago Phoenix at Houston Oklahoma City at Utah New Orleans at L.A. Lakers Minnesota at Golden State Wednesday’s games — All Times Eastern Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Orlando, 7 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Miami at Washington, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Boston, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland, 10 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 10 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
needed to make only 14 saves for the win. Kendall Coyne added two assists. Courtney Birchard and Caroline Ouellette replied for Canada in front of 13,776 at Scotiabank Place. Szabados was the busier goalie, stopping 27 of 30 shots in the loss. Marie-Philip Poulin had two assists and led the tournament in scoring with six goals and six assists in five games. The 22-year-old from Beauceville, Que., was named the tournament’s most valuable player and top forward. The Canadian Press
EASTERN CONFERENCE dx-Pittsburgh d-Montreal d-Washington Boston Toronto Ottawa NY Islanders NY Rangers New Jersey Winnipeg Buffalo Philadelphia Tampa Bay Carolina Florida
GP 40 39 40 38 39 39 40 39 39 40 39 39 39 39 39
W 30 25 21 25 22 19 20 19 15 19 16 17 17 16 13
L OTL 10 0 9 3 17 2 9 2 13 0 14 2 16 3 16 0 14 3 19 0 17 2 19 1 20 0 21 1 20 5
SL GF 0 132 2 122 0 120 2 108 4 121 4 96 1 117 4 96 7 92 2 98 4 105 2 107 2 124 1 102 1 96
GA 98 94 112 81 109 88 120 94 106 120 118 122 116 126 132
Pt 60 55 44 54 48 44 44 42 40 40 38 37 36 34 32
Kessel nets winner at worlds as U.S. beats Canada The United States reclaimed the women’s world hockey championship on Tuesday with a 3-2 win over Canada. The Americans have won four of the last five world women’s titles. Amanda Kessel — the sister of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel — roofed the winner on a 2-on-1 break at 3:09 of the third period. Canada pulled goaltender Shannon Szabados in the final seconds but couldn’t get the equalizer with the extra attacker. The Canadians defeated the U.S. in overtime for gold in
dx-Chicago d-Anaheim d-Vancouver Los Angeles San Jose Minnesota St. Louis Detroit Columbus Phoenix Dallas Edmonton Nashville Calgary Colorado
38 40 39 39 39 38 37 39 40 39 38 39 40 38 39
29 27 22 22 20 22 21 19 17 17 18 16 15 14 12
5 8 11 13 12 14 14 15 16 16 17 16 17 20 22
0 2 1 1 3 1 1 3 3 2 2 4 2 1 4
4 3 5 3 4 1 1 2 4 4 1 3 6 3 1
128 123 105 114 98 103 106 99 95 105 104 101 96 102 90
83 99 95 96 98 97 98 101 104 106 117 108 109 134 124
62 59 50 48 47 46 44 43 41 40 39 39 38 32 29
d - division leader; x - clinched playoff berth. Tuesday’s results Columbus 4 San Jose 0 NY Islanders 4 Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 5 Carolina 3 Tampa Bay 3 Ottawa 2 Washington 3 Montreal 2 Buffalo at Winnipeg Chicago at Minnesota St. Louis at Nashville Los Angeles at Dallas Monday’s late results Anaheim 2 Edmonton 1 Calgary 3 Colorado 1 Vancouver 2 Phoenix 0 Wednesday’s games — All Times Eastern Toronto at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
EAST DIVISION Boston New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto
W 5 4 3 3 2
L 2 4 4 4 5
Pct .714 .500 .429 .429 .286
GB — 11/2 2 2 3
4 4 4 4 3
2 3 3 3 5
.667 .571 .571 .571 .375
— 1 /2 1 /2 1 /2 2
5 5 4 2 1
2 2 4 4 6
.714 .714 .500 .333 .143
— — 11/2 21/2 4
CENTRAL DIVISION Chicago Detroit Kansas City Minnesota Cleveland
WEST DIVISION Oakland Texas Seattle Los Angeles Houston
Tuesday’s results Detroit 7 Toronto 3 N.Y. Yankees 14 Cleveland 1 Tampa Bay at Texas Minnesota at Kansas City Oakland at L.A. Angels Houston at Seattle Wednesday’s games — All Times Eastern Toronto (Buehrle 0-0) at Detroit (Porcello 0-1), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Moore 1-0) at Texas (Holland 0-0), 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 0-1) at Cleveland (Myers 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 0-0) at Boston (Dempster 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Hendriks 0-0) at Kansas City (Davis 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 1-0) at L.A. Angels (Blanton 0-1), 10:05 p.m. Houston (Peacock 0-1) at Seattle (Beavan 0-0), 10:10 p.m.
NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday’s results Atlanta 3 Miami 2 Philadelphia 8 N.Y. Mets 3 San Diego 9 L.A. Dodgers 3 Chicago White Sox at Washington Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs Cincinnati at St. Louis Pittsburgh at Arizona Colorado at San Francisco
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Resetting with a comfy ride
2014 Chevrolet Impala
• Type. Four-door, frontwheel-drive full-size sedan • Engines (hp). 2.5-litre DOHC I4 (195); 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (182); 3.6-litre DOHC V6 (305) • Transmissions. Six-speed automatic • Base price. $30,000
Review. If going smaller is all about saving gas, then maybe you don’t have to go smaller It has been years in the making, but General Motors finally pushed the reset button on one of its most endearing brands. But will car shoppers warm to the Impala, or is all the attention on smaller mid-sized cars? When it debuted in 1958, the Impala became synonymous with affordable luxury that conferred a measure of success and social status upon its owners. As the dinosaurs disappeared and the Ice Age receded, the Impala’s role became less clearly defined, other than becoming the quintessential fleet-mobile. But the all-new Impala that’s due to arrive this spring will have new purpose. Chevrolet’s enhanced flagship now shares the same platform with Cadillac’s top-pos-
The new Impala is similar in size to the outgoing version, but embodies Chevrolet’s latest design “language.” There’s more to admire inside with an impressivelooking gauge layout and control panel. The smaller fuel and temperature readouts are flanked by a clearly legible rev counter and speedometer. itioned XTS, but its appearance is far more broad-shouldered and defined than the Caddy. The grille makes a dramatic statement, with delicate horizontal bars extending across the upper and lower air intakes. There’s a stop/start system that kills the engine when the vehicle is stationary and then re-fires it when the brake is released. Regenerative braking creates electricity while slowing down, which helps recharge the batteries. eAssist, which is offered in other GM sedans, should give the Impala a fuel-consumption rating of about 8.4 l/100 km in the city and 5.5 on the highway, compared to a 9.5/5.9 estimate for the base 2.5. Honestly, for Chevrolet, keeping the Impala in stock could prove challenging. GM’s sculptors have fashioned an enticingly spacious family sedan, while the technical types have succeeded in reigning in fuel consumption. It’s a far cry from 1958, but the idea of a big, comfortable road car really gets back to Impala’s roots, without the thirst for fuel.
Yes, GM is making some greatlooking interiors these days.
The Impala features some serious cabin noise abatement, including active noise cancellation for four-cylinder Impalas. The system uses hidden microphones and a special control module to create opposing sound waves sent through the car’s speakers that cancel out low-engine-speed droning.
The mid-grade LT significantly ups content levels. The LTZ will provide a full-on luxury experience with leather seats, power sunroof, navigation and other goodies. Impala buyers will also be offered a plethora of electronic safety systems designed to keep the car and its occupants out of harm’s way. Compare
Ford Taurus Base price: $29,450
The diving body line in front of the rear tires is questionable, but at least it’s distinctive. Nice touches include the trapezoidal exhaust finishers, big wheels and chrome bits. Of course, this is the top-of-the-line LTZ trim.
Toyota Avalon Base price: $38,500
Chrysler 300 Base price: $33,450
With an automatic transmission, there’s little need for a tachometer this large, but it sure looks great with the silver eyebrow.
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Some people have problems consistently parking their car in the right spot in the garage, especially when they need to leave enough space to access various items. The Maxsa Laser Parking System takes care of your parking woes by ensuring that you consistently park your car in the same spot every time. When attached to your garage ceiling, the system’s motion sensor emits a laser beam as you approach. When the beam shines on a pre-selected spot on the hood of your car, you’re properly parked. The single-car garage system sells for about $20 US while the two-car garage model retails for $24. You’ll find both at smarthome.com.
A dent in your vehicle’s door, fender or other body panel can look much worse than it actually is. Before heading to a body shop or calling one of those dent-repair outfits, why not try repairing it yourself with the 4-Head Suction Cup Dent Puller from Grip-on tools. As the name implies, this device features four suction cups that can literally pop out the dings and dents from your vehicle’s sheet metal. The device also doubles as a glass holder when installing replacement auto glass or windowpanes around the home. But the best part is that the Suction Cup Dent puller retails for just $10, so it’s not as though you’re out a lot of dough if it doesn’t do the job. Pick one up from northerntool.com.
You could easily drop 15 large for a fancy Rolex (that all your friends will probably think is a knock-off, anyway), or you could take that same portion of your inheritance and purchase a Tread 1 timepiece created by former specialty car builder Devon Motor Works (now called Devonworks) and be really different. The Tread 1 uses four miniature motors attached to a series of drive belts that control the hour, minute and second readouts. All of the action, which is visible through the watch’s bulletproof glass casing, is controlled by a battery-powered microprocessor. See the Tread 1 in action on YouTube, then complete the online order form at devonworks.com.
Most of today’s light-duty vehicle-lift systems are designed for installation on a relatively permanent basis and are not easily relocated. The MaxJax lift from Danmar Equipment can be put away and stored when not in use and can be set up in virtually any garage in about 15 minutes, claims the manufacturer. The unit’s main lift posts feature rollers that make them easy to move around after they’ve been disconnected from their flush-mounted anchor bolts (embedded in your garage’s concrete floor). Lift capacity is rated at 6,000 pounds. Plan on spending around $2,200 US for the basic unit and go to maxjaxusa.com for more info, including a list of dealers.
Vroom vroom just won’t do it anymore Autopilot. BMW reveals a new signature sound, but it’s not for every automaker out there Auto pilot
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Through the years many sounds have been associated with, and emanated from, automobiles. To cite a few: the howl of an engine in anger; the bark of an unrestricted exhaust; the screech of tires desperately trying to find grip; the cursing and horn blowing induced by having to share the road with moronic motorists; the gluck-gluck of a kid throwing up in her child seat. One of the newer automotive sounds is the “sound trademark.” A lot of these signature sounds typically end a radio or TV spot, like those quick electronic notes that say “Intel.” They’re an audio equivalent of a visual logo, if you will. Well-known examples are the Macintosh start-up chime, the
BMW recently switched up its “double gong” audio logo to a new one characterized as a “dynamic melody.” Pictured is BMW’s X4 Concept. contributed
20th Century Fox “Fanfare” and the NBC chimes. On the automotive scene, BMW has been the most active “audio logo” practitioner. Its “double gong” logo sound has been around for 14 years. But a couple of weeks ago, BMW revealed a new au-
dio calling card destined to replace the double-gong. I’ve listened to this new sound several times and find it hard to describe. This is how a BMW press release describes it: “Reverse technology is used to play sound elements forward
and backwards in a way that symbolizes flexible mobility. The melody is introduced by a rising, resonant sound and underscored by two distinctive bass tones that form the sound logo’s melodic and rhythmic basis. The sounds build toward a shimmering,
sophisticated finish. This combination of different elements represents the joy of progress, of dynamism, and Sheer Driving Pleasure.” The description begs two pertinent questions… “Huh?” And, “You can accomplish
all that (whatever that is) in less than two seconds of sound?” Frankly, I prefer the old double-gong and/or Audi’s audio logo, which is comprised of a couple of quick and amped up “heart beats.” A few years ago MercedesBenz tried a “choir boy” sound logo, then dropped it and never replaced it. Harley-Davidson tried for years to trademark the sound of its V-twin engines, but eventually gave up after deciding it wasn’t worth spending more money with no end in sight. So it doesn’t seem to be for everyone. I don’t foresee a time when all automakers will have an audio logo, but you never know. Apparently note sequences work well as audio logos because once they become familiar, you only have to hear a couple of the notes before your brain wants/needs to finish the sequence. Like McDonald’s “Bah dah bah bah bah … I’m loving it.” For that reason, if I were ever to design an audio logo for a super hot car, it would include a second or two of screeching tires and manic engine howling followed immediately by someone yelling “Holy! …” Your brain would easily fill in an appropriate second word.
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Driving Force. Engineers later “tune” suspensions to fit each model Jil McIntosh
The basis of any vehicle is its platform, but the concept has changed over the years. At one time, it meant the solid frame upon which the body was bolted. While most trucks are still built this way, the majority of
cars, crossovers and SUVs use a unitized construction design that incorporates the body and chassis, and “platform” is used to describe their undercarriage engineering and assembly. “The platform is modular building blocks, the parts underneath the car that most people don’t typically see,” says Orth Hedrick, director of product planning for Kia Motors America. “The geometry is critical, and it’s designed around the distance between the wheels and all that attaches to the suspension of the car. These components are part of the platform.” Within an automaker’s lineup, two or more vehicles may share the same platform. This doesn’t mean they’re identical underneath, but that they share common components, such as with Kia’s Forte and upcoming redesigned Soul. “The suspension could be common between the two, but because (one is) wider, the sheet metal that ‘stitches’ the parts together changes,” Hedrick says. “Rather than completely redo an entirely new suspension, which is tens of millions of dollars, and it performs the same function on a car that’s relatively the same size, why not use it on the same vehicle? “It’s like Costco buying in bulk. If you can ‘commonalize’ parts that are underneath the
• Common parts across several models can also include engines, transmissions, and interior switches and controls.
car, your costs go down, and you can spend the money in exterior and interior (design) and features,” Hedrick adds. The cost isn’t just in the parts themselves, but in initially creating them, since many suspension components are stamped out in enormous, expensive dies, or welded together by robots. If a part can be used over several models, it reduces the cost of creating a die or adding more robots to the assembly line to make individual parts for each vehicle line. Once the suspension is designed, engineers will also “tune” it to each model, creating the specific ride and handling characteristics that drivers will expect from it. A luxury car will have softer springs and rubber bushings to give it a smoother, more comfortable ride, while a sportier model will have stiffer ones to create its more muscular characteristics. The steering can also be adjusted to give a more direct, “quicker” feel to a sporty model, while a mainstream vehicle will be tuned to be comfortable in everyday driving.
Kia’s Forte shares many common components with the Soul, pictured here. Jil McIntosh/metro
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