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Rehtaeh’s not alone: Group Numbers don’t lie. Sex-crisis worker says rapes, persecution will continue without better efforts to educate RUTH DAVENPORT

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Two people light a candle at the vigil for Rehtaeh Parsons Thursday night at Victoria Park. Hundreds of people attended. More on the vigil, page 3. Premier takes action, page 5. Emily Kitagawa/for metro

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and while those may minimize personal risk, they don’t stop the problem from happening,” said Stevens. A Department of Education spokesperson said via email the province is working to ensure the sexual-health curriculum is “current and relevant.” Stevens said Nova Scotia needs a co-ordinated provincial response to sexual violence. “Many of us who do receive funding to do this work, we’re doing it with huge mandates and limited resources,” she said. Blogger Sarah Williams of hrmparent.ca said parents have a part to play in teaching kids about healthy relationships. “Sex ed is one thing, but I think it comes down to those basic morals of respect and consideration that we might be missing out on,” she said. Online

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“Don’t treat every situation the same. Come on, think. Go and investigate.” Muriel Provencal Rosevear

“She’ll never be able to tell me what books I should be reading.” Friend of Rehtaeh Parsons

Vigil brings message of healing and hope Friends embrace as several hundred people attended the vigil for Rehtaeh Parsons on Thursday night.ANDREW VAUGHAN/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Rehtaeh Parsons. Family members ask for peace and end to violence against women

“I think the message here was a very positive one ... one that understands that these issues are still a big part of our society and we all have a responsibility to try and find an answer.” Premier Darrell Dexter

As the sun set over Halifax on Thursday night, music mingled with incense drifted over Victoria Park as hundreds of people gathered to remember Rehtaeh Parsons. People of all ages came out to the evening vigil in memory of 17-year-old Parsons, who died on Sunday after taking her own life. “A lot of people had these feelings that it was a very shocking and traumatizing thing, and I think it is important for communities to come together when these

things happen,” said El Jones, one of the vigil organizers. Leah Parsons, Rehtaeh’s mother, has said her daughter had been dealing with bullying and depression since being raped by four boys when she was 15. About 300 people gathered in the square, holding photos of Rehtaeh or candles as a young girl wrote messages in chalk on the ground. “Keep your head up,” read one. “We love you Rehtaeh,” said another, surrounded by colourful hearts. Muriel Provencal Rosevear, 71, said she attended because Rehtaeh’s story was so tragic, and it’s important to show other young people coping with depression and bullying they are not alone.

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“There are times in the life of our province where it is very important that we come together, and this is one of those times.” Tory Leader Jamie Baillie

“There’s so much stress on them all the time, to try to fit in,” said Provencal Rosevear. “They’re our future, let’s help them in every way we can.” A few members of Rehtaeh’s family spoke during the vigil, including her cousin Angella Parsons. Parsons gave an emotional plea for stronger legislation against cyberbullying and an end to the culture of victim-blaming in rape

cases, but to remember Rehtaeh was a peaceful person. “She was like the little sister I never had,” Parsons said through her tears. “My family asks people not to respond with violence and aggression to this terrible tragedy.” A number of Halifax dignitaries attended the vigil, including Mayor Mike Savage, Premier Darrell Dexter, Tory leader Jamie Baillie and other MLAs. HALEY RYAN/METRO

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“They are significant, they can be heard, and that what happened to Rehtaeh doesn’t have to happen to them.”


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Cabinet minister to oversee Protest. Hacker group sets response to teen suicide up protest Rehtaeh Parsons. Government criticized after justice minister initially ruled out possibility of review Premier Darrell Dexter has appointed a cabinet minister to oversee the provincial government’s response to the death of Rehtaeh Parsons as it tries to quell a storm of anger over how authorities handled her case. Marilyn More, the minister responsible for the status of women, will work with the ministers of justice, education, health and community services to assess support services for people who face sexual violence, Dexter said. He told the legislature he wanted a timely response in

dent was distributed. Dexter said he hopes a series of measures aimed at improving mental-health services, policing and education will be rolled out as soon as possible. Justice Minister Ross Landry said Thursday he has asked federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson for a meeting next week to discuss ways of improving the Criminal Code that would address bullying. Education Minister Ramona Jennex has also asked the Halifax Regional School Board to review its response to Rehtaeh’s case.

The hacker group Anonymous says it will be holding a peaceful demonstration this weekend to demand justice for Rehteah Parsons. A release says the protest will take place starting at 2 p.m. this Sunday outside 1975 Gottingen St. — home to the headquarters of the Halifax RCMP and Halifax Regional Police. The group says it’s demanding two things: that the RCMP continue to investigate the alleged rape of Parsons, who took her life last week after two years of relentless bullying, and that Justice Minister Ross Landry will launch an investigation into the case that was dismissed by police. “Anonymous is continuing to gather information about the circumstances surrounding Rehtaeh’s death,” the release states. “We are determined to find justice for Rehtaeh.”

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Denouncing violence

“The family has asked today that I implore Nova Scotians not to take matters into their own hands.” Premier Darrell Dexter

Premier Darrell Dexter metro file

order to satisfy the public’s concerns about Rehtaeh’s case. “I will do everything in my

power to create a community that is better equipped to prevent these situations, rather

than a community that struggles to find a way to deal with them,” Dexter said. He also said Rehtaeh’s family wanted him to publicly denounce violence as a means of addressing bullying. The RCMP have said they are aware of reports that some are suggesting harm against people involved in the Rehtaeh Parsons investigation. The 17-year-old girl’s family says she hanged herself last week and was later taken off life-support following months of bullying after she was sexually assaulted by four boys and a photo of the alleged inci-


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Police bust up online fraud ring Wide-ranging con. Police say scam roped in victims across Canada and the U.S. RUTH DAVENPORT

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Seven people in HRM have been charged in connection with what police are calling a “significant” online fraud operation. More than 300 people registered complaints with police agencies across Canada and the U.S. about the scammers, who targeted online classified sites. “They would offer to sell event tickets, sport tickets, Arrested

On Wednesday, police arrested Sarajane Hope Mansfield, 23, Christian Stephen Orde, 24, Bradley Charles Orde, 27, Ashley Anna Goodwin, 28, Heather Joy Orde, 52, and Charles Maxwell Orde, 53, of Dartmouth, and 24-year-old Joshua Andrew Orde of Halifax.

Police in Halifax were investigating since 2011. metro file

and even puppies,” said Halifax Regional Police Const. Pierre Bourdages. “The seller would ask for money to be transferred electronically ... there was never any meeting in person.” The buyer would send the money — but never received the promised product. Bourdages said the individual cases often involved transactions of less than $100, and came in with very little information, so they weren’t linked immediately. He said an investigator started putting it all together after spotting some of the commonalities, and the case snowballed from there. “He reached out to other police agencies throughout

the country that had very similar files,” he said. “Once we disseminated that information to our partners, they were able to put these things together, and make one big web that is interconnected.” The alleged scammers used Halifax Public Library computers for Internet access, but spokesperson Kasia Morrison said no user information was divulged to police. “The police alerted us to their evidence and then we banned some patrons on the basis of their evidence,” she said. “Privacy is paramount to us ... so we don’t just willy-nilly give out information.” Bourdages said losses in the case come to more than $150,000.

Near Antigonish. Woman fears for family after pet dog shot in the head A woman in rural Nova Scotia says she fears for the safety of her family after someone shot the family dog in the head. Cindy Partridge says their pet dog Jade survived the shooting on the weekend near Antigonish.

However, she says she’s now wary of letting her two young children play outside. The 10-month-old dog was shot during the day Saturday in the front yard of the family home. Partridge says she has no idea why. the canadian press

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Firefighters battle warehouse blaze A building that was used to house part of the furniture inventory for Yarmouth business W.L. Nelson Ltd. was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. Aside from the Yarmouth Fire Department, firefighters and equipment from the Lake Vaughan, Port Maitland, Wedgeport and

Eel Brook fire departments were on the scene battling the blaze, that was reported around 7:20 a.m. There were also some firefighters from the Carleton department on site. Fighting the fire was complicated by the water availability at the scene. Acting chief John Wainwright said firefighters were augmenting the town’s water supply with truckedin water brought onto the scene by pumpers.

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The echo of sirens throughout the town could be heard for hours Thursday morning as they trucked water to the scene. Thousands of feet of fire hose snaked its way along the street. Because it was determined early on there was no way to save the building or its contents, firefighters fought the blaze from the exterior and did not enter the building. Yarmouth Vanguard


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Something for everyone

A scene from Mary Poppins jeff harper/metro

The 2013-14 season at Neptune Theatre includes six plays on the main Fountain Hall stage and three shows at the neighbouring Scotiabank Theatre.

• The Comedy of Errors: Sept. 17 to Oct. 13 • Red: Oct. 22 to Nov. 10 • A Christmas Carol: The Musical: Nov. 26 to Dec. 31 • Having Hope at Home: Jan. 14 to Feb. 9 • Oil and Water: Feb. 18 to March 9 • Mary Poppins: The Musical: April 1 to May 25

‘Mary Poppins — who hasn’t grown up with Mary Poppins?’ Andrew Scanlon, left, Karen Myatt and Ciarán MacGillivray perform a scene from A Christmas Carol at Neptune Theatre on Thursday during the 2013-2014 season launch. Emily Kitagawa/For Metro

Neptune Theatre. 2013-14 lineup includes the beloved musical CLARK JANG

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A Walt Disney–approved classic featuring a magical nanny, her jack-of-all-trades chimney-

sweep friend and two unruly children will be stopping in at Neptune Theatre. At the preview launch on Thursday, artistic director George Pothitos unveiled Mary Poppins as the headline show for Neptune’s 2013-14 season to cheers, applause and a spirited rendition of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. “Mary Poppins — who

hasn’t grown up with Mary Poppins?” Pothitos said. As the man responsible for picking Neptune’s upcoming shows, he is especially excited about Mary Poppins, but says the coming season has something for everyone. “What I look to do is to craft a season that has not just variety, but also speaks to different pockets in our community,” he said. “Some people love

musicals, some people hate musicals. So I make sure they’re both taken care of.” Pothitos also wanted to feature Canadian plays this season. Five of the nine shows feature homegrown content, including the Scotiabank Studio Series, Oil and Water and A Christmas Carol: The Musical, which was adapted by Canadians. “We need to hear stories

about ourselves,” he said. Pothitos hopes the 51st season will give audiences more than a night of entertainment. “If there’s something that can inspire people — even if it’s just having fun with the kids on the weekend — just to bring them back to a core of what we are.” Subscriptions for the 2013-14 season went on sale Thursday. Visit neptunetheatre.com for details.

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School hosts ‘groundbreaking’ day for pride and awareness Inclusion. Charles P. Allen high school celebrates LGBT community clark jang

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A group of students at Charles P. Allen High School hosted the school’s first ever inclusion day. Orientation Pride and Awareness Day was put on by the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), with a goal to raise awareness about what the GSA does and the experiences of the LGBT community. Tanya Chisholm, a teacher and GSA advisor, called the day “groundbreaking.” “This is the most progressive and excited GSA group I’ve ever worked with,” says Chisholm. “I’m extremely proud. Beyond

proud. Brought to tears.” The 25 GSA members spent two weeks planning the day and canvassing the community for speakers. The day was filled with workshops and guest speakers, including MP Scott Brison, MLA Kelly Regan and spoken word poet Tanya Davis. “The goal is not only to bring more awareness to what the GSA does, but to bring an individual message to any student that they should love themselves first,” says Chisholm. The GSA also wanted to combat homophobic language. Students made videos to show how homophobic language hurts, and presented them to the school. “It’s really important to spread equality in the school and the notion that everyone should be treated the same,” says Kirby Ross, a grade 12 student.

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From left: Kirby Ross, Greg Suh and Yasmin Kawar, students at C.P. Allen High School, participate in the first Orientation, Pride and Awareness Day on Thursday. Emily Kitagawa/for metro

While the LGBT community isn’t taboo at the high school, it isn’t fully accepted yet either. Students are hoping Orientation Pride and Awareness Day can change that. “It’s the homophobic language and the undealtwith atmosphere that there is in the school,” says Yasmin Kawar, a Grade 12 student at C.P. Allen. “By addressing these issues and the underlying problems, we’ll get over the issue of tolerance and into acceptance instead.” Metro


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Go ahead, wear your art on your sleeves Elliot Jane Mussett works on her two-piece dress with leather accents at the Granville Street NSCAD campus on Thursday. The dress will be part of the 23rd annual wearable art show at Spatz Theatre on Sunday, April 21. Emily Kitagawa/for metro

Berry crops delayed as viruses reported Debert-area farms. One of the biggest strawberry producers in province affected Nova Scotia’s agriculture minister says a pair of viruses has affected the strawberry crops of four Debert-area farms.

John MacDonell says there is little evidence of the problem in other strawberrygrowing regions, including the Annapolis Valley. Curtis Millen, a longtime strawberry farmer in Great Village, says the viruses are being carried from plant to plant by insects. He says the viruses have withered an early crop of his berries and will

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Hanging from the ceiling and precariously balanced on low ceiling beams at Strange Adventures in downtown Halifax are about 200 toys. Come this Saturday, they’ll be auctioned off for a good cause, with proceeds going to the IWK Health Centre. “The owner’s daughter was

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Jolie and the G8 supporting the ‘forgotten victims’ of war Angelina Jolie brought her celebrity wattage to London on Thursday to back an urgent cause: fighting sexual violence in military conflicts. The Hollywood star joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in announcing $36 million in additional funding from G8 nations to go toward preventing sexual violence and ensuring justice for its survivors. For too long, Jolie said, survivors of sexual violence have been “the forgotten victims” of wars in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere. “Today, I believe that their voices have been heard,” she said, alongside Hague, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and others at a meeting of foreign ministers from G8 nations. Alastair Grant/The Associated Press, Pool

Baird not sorry for meeting on disputed land Jerusalem. Palestinian Liberation Organization fears minister has set a ‘dangerous precedent’ Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he did not cross a line by holding a meeting with Israel’s justice minister in her East Jerusalem office. Baird met Tuesday with Tzipi Livni across the Green Line in disputed territory, which the Palestinians and the UN consider occupied land. Baird says where he has coffee with someone is “irrelevant” to the larger discussion of Middle East peace and does not signal a shift in Canadian foreign policy. “We’re focused on trying to have an impact on the difficult and serious challenges, that being security for Israelis, an end to the conflict and the legitimate aspirations for a state from those in the Palestinian side,” he said

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Jordan. “They slaughtered any person they found,” an activist in the nearby town of Busra al-Harir told The Associated Press via Skype. He would not give his name for fear of reprisal. “This is the ugliest massacre since the one in Houla,” he added, referring to a region where government forces killed more than 100 civilians in May. Rebels advancing in the south in recent weeks have been aiming to secure a corridor from the Jordanian border to Damascus about 60 miles away in preparation for an assault on the capital. The Associated Press

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Skulls lie on display at the Ntarama Genocide Memorial, which occupies a former Catholic church just south of Kigali, Rwanda. About 5,500 people were killed here during the April 1994 genocide after seeking refuge in the church. Hatebase tracks hate speech in the hope of preventing similar genocides. THOMAS SWIJCK/the ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A Toronto-based non-governmental organization is tracking the use of hate speech around the world, hoping to help stop genocide before it starts. The Sentinel Project recently launched Hatebase, a wiki-style website that asks the public to contribute to a multilingual dictionary of hateful words and to log incidents in which those words are used. The Hatebase API allows users — potentially governments and NGOs — to map out and chart localized spikes and trends in hate speech in real time. Spikes in hate speech,

when combined with other knowledge about tensions in a region, can be an early warning sign of violence, or of violence escalating to genocide, said Timothy Quinn, an adviser with The Sentinel Project. “When we start layering in hate speech, that gives us an indication — when it’s spiking over time — that tensions are rising,” he said. For example, in Rwanda in the 1990s “inyenzi,” meaning “cockroach,” was a derogatory term for the Tutsi that escalated in use before the genocide, with radio announcers ultimately calling on people to exterminate the cockroach. While the Sentinel Project focuses on preventing genocide, the upsurge in hateful

What’s in a word?

“Hate speech is really defined more by the intent than the word itself.” Timothy Quinn, Sentinel Project

language can also indicate other violence that doesn’t necessarily amount to genocide. “God knows, there’s a lot that can happen before then that certainly warrants monitoring and intervention,” Quinn said. Defining hate speech, however, isn’t easy. “Hate speech is really defined more by the intent than

the word itself,” Quinn said. “There are some words that might have a benign meaning in some contexts, but in other contexts have a very malignant intent.” For example, without a deeper knowledge of the region, the use of “cockroach” in Rwanda in the ’90s could be attributed to a cockroach infestation, instead of a brewing genocide. The Hatebase dictionary is growing as more people with important knowledge about the world are beginning to use it, Quinn said. “The spread of our users is global,” he said. “We’re starting to get a lot of very localized slurs, which we didn’t have before.”

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concerned about genocide. “I’ve had a couple of Nazis that are pissed off at me. I’ve got a group of anti-feminists that are pissed off that we removed a word we didn’t think was hate speech,” Quinn said. For example, some recent additions to the Hatebase wiki,

such as “patriarchy,” “cis male” and “white privilege,” are found in academic language commonly used in women’s studies. If those words were a sign of genocide, university campuses would be very scary places. Fortunately, Hatebase can distinguish what inputs are rel-

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An Open Letter to Canadians RBC has been in the news this week in a way no company ever wants to be. The recent debate about an outsourcing arrangement for some technology services has raised important questions. While we are compliant with the regulations, the debate has been about something else. The question for many people is not about doing only what the rules require - it’s about doing what employees, clients, shareholders and Canadians expect of RBC. And that’s something we take very much to heart. Despite our best efforts, we don’t always meet everyone’s expectations, and when we get it wrong you are quick to tell us. You have my assurance that I’m listening and we are making the following commitments. First, I want to apologize to the employees affected by this outsourcing arrangement as we should have been more sensitive and helpful to them. All will be offered comparable job opportunities within the bank. Second, we are reviewing our supplier arrangements and policies with a continued focus on Canadian jobs and prosperity, balancing our desire to be both a successful business and a leading corporate citizen.

Fourth, we are preparing a new initiative aimed at helping young people gain an important first work experience in our company, which we will announce in the weeks ahead. RBC proudly employs over 57,000 people in Canada. Over the last four years, despite a challenging global economy, we added almost 3,000 full-time jobs in Canada. We also hire over 2,000 youth in Canada each year and we support thousands more jobs through the purchases we make from Canadian suppliers. As we continue to grow, so will the number of jobs for Canadians. RBC opened for business in 1864 and we have worked hard since then to earn the confidence and support of the community. Today, we remain every bit as committed to earning the right to be our clients’ first choice, providing rewarding careers for our employees, delivering returns to shareholders who invest with us, and supporting the communities in which we are privileged to operate. I’d like to close by thanking our employees, clients, shareholders and community partners for your input and continued support. Sincerely,

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Invitations sent for Thatcher funeral A who’s who of mourners. World leaders, politicians, celebrities make the list, including past enemies

Invitations to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral are going out to more than 2,000 celebrities, dignitaries, colleagues and friends of the late British leader — from former U.S. presidents to Dynasty star Joan Collins to composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Invitations were being printed Thursday and will be mailed out on Friday, the government said. Thatcher, who died Monday at the age of 87, will be given a funeral with military honours at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday. Though not officially a state funeral, it is the grandest such service seen in Britain since the death in 2002 of the Queen Mother Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth II will be among the mourners — the first time the monarch has attended a prime minister’s funeral since the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. The invitation list includes all surviving U.S. presidents, British politicians past and present, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said the list — drawn up by Thatcher’s family, her Conservative Party and the government — includes representatives of 200 states and organizations

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with whom Britain has normal diplomatic relations. Invitees include the ambassador of Argentina, with whom Britain, under Thatcher, fought a 1982 war over the Falkland Islands. Most countries will be represented at the funeral by ambassadors or other officials. Downing St. said the only current and former world leaders invited were those who had a “close connection to Baroness Thatcher.” A representative of Nelson Mandela — whom Thatcher once called a terrorist — has

also been invited. Some of those figures most closely associated with her 1979-1990 tenure already have said they will not attend. Nancy Reagan, widow of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, will send a representative, and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says poor health prevents him from coming to London. The dress code for the funeral calls for day dress, morning dress, dark suit or “full day ceremonial without swords.” The scale of the funeral — and the multimillion-pound

cost — has drawn criticism. Thatcher is dividing opinion in death, much as her uncompromising free-market economic policies did in life. But Cameron said “it is right to have a ceremonial funeral, with key elements of a state funeral, with the troops lining the route.” “I think people would find us a pretty extraordinary country if we didn’t properly commemorate with dignity, with seriousness, but with also some fanfare ... the passing of this extraordinary woman,” he told Sky News. THE associated PRESS

Princess Alexandra? Baby-name betting heats up Queen Debbie doesn’t quite have the right ring to it. King Bob just sounds wrong. Naming a baby is no easy business, but much more is at stake when it comes to finding the right name for a future monarch. Britain’s bookmakers have some ideas to offer to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge: Alexandra is the clear favourite, with the odds slashed at 2-1 as of Thursday. One of the bookies, Coral, said that at one point betting on the name became so furi-

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“(The names) are not generally something out of the blue. It will be something that fits into the royal lineage, names used by previous kings and queens,” she added. Alexandra appears to be a good bet — it’s the name of Queen Elizabeth II’s greatgrandmother, a Danish princess who married Edward VII. It’s not clear why people suddenly became so enthusiastic about the name Alexandra over the past few days, though Simon Clare,

a spokesman for the bookmaker Coral, offered a clue: Many of the bets appeared to be coming in from Berkshire, the county that’s home to royal residence Windsor Castle. “With these sorts of markets you don’t expect a rush of money. Generally it comes once people think they know what’s happened,” he said. He added, however, that it could also just be that “someone at the local pub said Kate quite liked the idea of the name.” THE associated PRESS

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RBC apologizes to workers Mea culpa. Bank will publish open letter in response to furor over treatment of IT staff Royal Bank’s top executive apologized Thursday to the workers who are being affected by the bank’s outsourcing arrangement with 200K vehicles in Canada

a foreign company, saying RBC should have been more sensitive and helpful to them. The apology follows a backlash against the bank after some of its Canadian information technology workers complained they were being replaced by foreign workers working for a company contracted by RBC. Chief executive Gord Market Minute

Japanese auto producers issue recall over airbags Toyota, Honda, Nissan and three other automakers are recalling nearly 3.4 million older model vehicles worldwide, including at least 200,000 in Canada, because of defective air bags that can send shrapnel flying into the passenger compartment. The front passenger air bags all were made by the same parts supplier, Japan’s Takata Corp. Takata says no one has been hurt, but there have been six incidents of the air bags deploying improperly on roadways. The Canadian press

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E-commerce. MasterCard launches digital wallet For those who hate the tedious process of filling out billing and shipping information every time they make an online purchase, MasterCard is rolling out a digital wallet product called MasterPass, which works on computers, tablets and smartphones. When completing a purchase and clicking on MasterPass, users just need to provide a password. If they’ve saved multiple credit cards

MasterPass is a new digital service that stores credit card information. The Associated Press File

and shipping addresses they can choose which to use. The Canadian press

Austria. Police arrest man in Red Bull blackmail case Austrian police have arrested a man suspected of blackmailing Red Bull by threatening to place cans of its energy drink contaminated with feces on supermarket shelves. Police officials cited at a Salzburg news conference by the Austria Press Agency say the unidentified 47-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday after he showed up for a payoff in the Lower Austrian

town of Moedling. Thursday’s report didn’t say how much the suspected blackmailer was demanding. An official answering the telephone at Salzburg police headquarters confirmed the arrest. The threats started coming in February by mail and email. Spot checks of stores across Austria showed no trace of tampering with the company’s product. The Associated press

Nixon said in an open letter, to be published in Friday newspapers, that the bank is also reviewing its supplier arrangements and policies to balance its desire to be a successful business and a “leading corporate citizen.” “RBC has been in the news this week in a way no company ever wants to be,” Nixon said in a letter distributed Thursday afternoon.

“While we are compliant with the regulations, the debate has been about something else. The question for many people is not about doing only what the rules require — it’s about doing what employees, clients, shareholders and Canadians expect of RBC. And that’s something we take very much to heart.” The Canadian press

Gord Nixon, CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada, says the bank should have been more sensitive to IT workers whose jobs are being outsourced. The Canadian Press File


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2 during her Diamonds tour. Good Turn Week. Scouts Canada is challenging Canadians to do a simple act of kindDavis Cup Canada. Ace! Canada advanced ness — or two — each week, starting with to the final four of tennis in the Davis Cup Good Turn Week, April 13 to 21. Share your by defeating Italy in the quarter-final, Milos good deeds by submitting them on Raonic cementing things with a win. This is scouts.ca/goodturn, which will encourage the first time Canada has advanced to the others to pay it forward. If you’re reading this world group semifinals in the modern era. I now while on public transit, why not consider haven’t been this excited about Canadian tengiving up your seat to someone? nis since winning an U14 tennis tourney at Olympia Sports Camp in Huntsville, Ont., in . Brendan Power. This Edmonton police conthe ’80s. stable’s tweets @CstPower are awesome: “Note to self: Make sure step isn’t icy, then kick McDonald’s. With youth unemployment THE METRO LIST door. #OhTheShame.” “Guy snatches his almost double the national average, Mc40km/h over ticket and crumples it up. Ouch. Donald’s Restaurants of Canada did their part Neil Morton Dagger, right to my heart...” And “Fraud call. to fry that by saying they’d hire 6,000 people metronews.ca You’d think a man and woman pushing a baby — most of them youth — during their thirdstroller would make for a slow get away. Not so annual National Hiring Day April 11 at franmuch. #UrbanNinjas.” No surprise he has almost 5,000 follow- chises across the country. Talk about a Big Mac attack on uners. employment. #nowthatchersdead. This hashtag caused some mighty Celebrity closeup. The tumblr account confusion on Twitter this week. It was referring to Marcelebritycloseup.tumblr.com takes you as close to your garet Thatcher’s death (now Thatcher’s dead) but many read it fave celebs as you’ll ever get, getting way up close to their as “now that Cher’s dead” and tributes began to pour in for the faces. You get to see every pore, wrinkle, blemish, acne and pop star. Twitter may need to start allowing for apostrophes, nose hair on the likes of James Franco, Nicki Minaj, Katy spaces and Dummy 101 manuals in their hashtags. Perry, Harry Styles and Miley Cyrus — proving once again that stars really are just like us. Except they’re rich and Rihanna’s hockey jersey. The music superstar made Otfamous. tawa Senators hockey jerseys look super hot after posting a picture of herself on social media wearing nothing but that @1890probs. If you thought your life was difficult, check jersey. Watch for Sens jersey sales to pick up now, and even out the Twitter account @1890probs, which tweets gems more so if she wears it onstage during her stop in Ottawa May like “Turned 19 today. Too old to marry and have kids,” “Gets

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This image provided by Lee R. Berger and the University of the Witwatersrand shows a reconstruction of the skeleton of Australopithecus sediba, centre, next to a small-bodied modern human female, left, and a male chimpanzee. The newly studied species lived some two million years ago, and it both climbed in trees and walked upright. Scientists are getting a more comprehensive look at the extinct South African creature with an intriguing mix of human-like and primitive traits, but scientists say they still haven’t pinned down where it fits on our evolutionary family tree. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Put your best foot forward

• When people walk, they strike the ground with the heel first. But that would be disastrous for A. sediba’s narrow heel bone, so, instead, the creature struck the ground first with the outside of the foot, the authors propose.

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whooping cough. Whole village dies,” “I wish I could see my boyfriend more often, but he lives 20 miles away,” and “Wardrobe malfunction.. Everyone saw my ankles.” Follow it. Oprah hits Canada again. Oprah’s love fest with Canada continues. After her West Coast speaking tour in January, she hit Ottawa and Montreal this week before a Hamilton engagement on Saturday night where one of Canada’s best interviewers — George Stroumboulopoulos (who just landed a summer series on CNN!) — will moderate a conversation with her at Copps Coliseum. StrombOprah. What’s not to love? Led Zeppelin. If you’re a Led Zeppelin fan — who isn’t? — then next Monday is your day. That’s the day the illustrated digital book Led Zeppelin: Sound And Fury by acclaimed rock photographer Neal Preston is released exclusively on the iBook store, taking you backstage with the band. I’ll be listening to Stairway to Heaven on repeat while I watch it. Louisville tattoo. With Louisville rallying behind guard Kevin Ware, who had suffered that horrific leg injury earlier in the tourney, this team of destiny defeated Michigan Monday night in a fantastic NCAA championship final 82-76. And now their coach Rick Pitino has to get a tattoo, which he promised the team he would if they won. I suggest “WARE LOUISVILLE.” Dragons’ Den. In a special season finale April 14 on CBC, viewers get to go outside the den and right into the private lives of the famous dragons. We get to see how they multi-task their business empires with their jam-packed red-carpet schedules and personal Follow The Metro List on lives. I expect to see some sem- Twitter @TheMetroList

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‘Weird Twitter’ is a crew of very funny users loosely connected by a taste for conceptual, non sequitur jokes and a shared disdain of the term ‘weird Twitter.’ Dip your toe in by following these: @boring_as_heck:

A Vancouverite who just might be the most worthwhile follow on Twitter. “Well time to pay $13 go see a labor of love that cost millions of dollars. But first, ill pay $14 for a large bag of corn and a sugar water.”

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myself silly. When I got home, I shared the article with my husband and he laughed so hard, too. I have no doubt the script from the real PMO’s office would read much the same, almost word for word, if a meteor were on its way. Thanks for a thoughtful and hilarious article. A.J. Brooks, Calgary, Alta.

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Chadwick Boseman plays Jackie Robinson in 42. HANDOUT

Field of equal dreams 42. The realities of 1940s racism aren’t toned down in this Jackie Robinson biopic Richard: Mark, I liked this movie. It’s an old-fashioned Hollywood biopic, and I think as that it works well, but I can’t start any conversation about the movie without mentioning Harrison Ford’s performance. He’s the gruff old coot Branch Rickey and Harrison brings him to life with cigar and eyebrow acting, hurumphing his way through the role in an entertaining, but decidedly hammy fashion. What did you make of his performance?

Mark: Richard, there is no movie WITHOUT Harrison Ford. Everyone else is pretty one dimensional, good or evil, including Robinson himself. But Ford brings a little craziness to a very sober biopic. Rickey’s a hard guy to figure out, which is good. Is he just a savvy businessman, as he claims? A closet idealist? An egomaniac looking to claim a place in the history books? Ford always keeps us guessing, which is more than the rest of the movie does. I liked the movie, but really, when the bad guys are redneck racists in the 1940s it’s like shooting catfish in a barrel. RC: I liked Ford too but you take those eyebrows away

and there’s not a whole lot left to that character. 42 is a melodramatic Hollywood biopic with one big moment after the next buoyed by a swelling soundtrack and loads of stock characters, but writer/ director Brian Helgeland doesn’t shy away from the harder edged aspects of the story. He tackles the racism Robinson was greeted with head on and it is often uncomfortable to watch. MB: All too true, and you just can’t believe that kind of overt racism occurred only 70 years ago. But, oh, that soundtrack! Stop telling me how to feel; I feel it already! By the way, I thought

Chris Meloni played an interesting character, a flawed human being with a good essence. I wish he had been in the movie more. And the film had a nice sense of time and place. But although Robinson himself is a hero, he’s forced by history to be a bit of a bore, which is not good for the movie. RC: I thought Chadwick Boseman showed some of the tenacity, talent and strength of character that made Robinson a legend. MB: He was excellent at conveying Robinson’s noble purpose. But you know what they say about the Bible: it’s the Devil that has the best part!

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42 covers roughly two years in Jackie Robinson’s (Chadwick Boseman) life, the period in which he went from unknown minor league player to the man who broke the colour barrier in professional baseball. In 1947 there were 400 players in Major League Baseball, 399 white team members and Robinson. Recruited by Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the first baseman withstood racism from teammates, fans and opposing players to become an icon of the game and civil rights movement.


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The Place Beyond the Pines Director. Derek Cianfrance Stars. Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes

••••• Cianfrance’s backwoods grand opera traces a tragic event as it ripples over nearly 20 years. Gosling is extraordinary as a disturbed jittery drifter/bank robber who can charm a crying baby. Cooper appears an hour in for one brief, violent exchange with Gosling and the story becomes his. This 140-minute moral cat-and-mouse game is smart and intriguing, with a unique structure, a restrained, effective script and masterful direction, and top notch performances at every level. anne brodie

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On the lam with Redford The Company You Keep. Actor talks Weather Underground and gets philosophical about searching for the truth in journalism

••••• Saving the world is a lofty goal for a documentary, but that’s not stopping Rob Stewart from trying with Revolution. After championing the cause against shark finning in Sharkwater, Stewart realized that saving sharks was just the tip of the iceberg; ocean acidification would wipe out pretty much everything in the water unless we seriously alter our lifestyles. As altruistic as his cause is, as a film, Revolution is flimsy at best. The narrative, part travelogue, part nature film, is muddled. Stewart throws out facts like moral thunderbolts but does a poor job of summating his position. ian gormely

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The Company You Keep, the ninth film Robert Redford has directed — and only the third he has starred in as well — concerns former members of the Weather Underground, the militant, and sometimes violent, anti-Vietnam War organization. A longtime Hollywood liberal, Redford has spoken of the film’s political nature elsewhere. But today he discusses its other aspects. “If you had to break it down in terms of which (theme) is more important, the one for my character is obvious: the love of his daughter,” he explains. When the Feds start round-

ing up ex-members responsible for a violent bank robbery, Redford’s character, who’s innocent of those charges, goes on the lam to clear his name. “What happens when you’re passionate and totally committed to something in your youth, and then that evaporates? You grow out of that position and you’re still stuck because of the trap you created for yourself when you were young. What is the cost of that? (The film is) not about that event that took place in 1970. That’s the kickoff. It’s about their lives right now.” When journalists talk to Redford, inevitably All the President’s Men, the 1976 film about the revelation of Watergate, comes up. “That was not about Watergate. That was not about President Nixon,” he maintains. “It was about those two guys and the work that they did. I wanted to put a light on something I didn’t think many people knew about, which is: how do journalists work? How do they get a story?” The film’s portrait of journalism doesn’t quite mesh

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with today. “(Journalism has) changed so drastically, because of the democratization of information. Anyone can put something up. So now it’s harder and harder to find what the truth is,” he says, pointing out that there’s less regulation of the press now. “The rules that governed journalism when I was younger said you had to get

two people to go on record before you could quote a source. That’s gone. What took it away was the need to compete. You had to scoop. Sometimes you couldn’t wait around to do the ethical thing. You had to jump to get ahead of the next guy. It makes Watergate look like a piece of history. It can’t come back.”


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Will Cruise’s star fade into Oblivion? Sparkle and shine. The last few years have shown even Tommy is fallible at the box office — so how will audiences receive his latest adventure? Ned Ehrbar

Metro World News in Hollywood

A year ago, Tom Cruise was riding a wave of good press with a comeback narrative in full swing. His franchise return Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol had reassured Hollywood that audiences still had an appetite for the star after something of a dry patch, eventually bringing in nearly $700 million worldwide at the box office. And on top of that, he had two high-profile and buzzed-about roles ahead for 2012 — the hair metal musical Rock of Ages and the tough-guy crime thriller Jack Reacher. But then Rock of Ages was met with withering reviews

Tom Cruise’s film Oblivion opens in theatres next Friday. getty images

and disappointing box office numbers, and Jack Reacher underperformed, with neither film opening at No. 1 at the box office. Now, with Cruise’s Oblivion set to launch — following an ad campaign relying heavily on the star’s bankability

— Hollywood finds itself asking the same questions it did before the release of Ghost Protocol: Can Tom Cruise open a movie? The last few years have suggested that the age of the movie star may be over, that audiences are no longer

swayed merely by the presence of a big name on the poster. In fact, until recently it seemed the only two stars left who could be counted on to open a movie — regardless of its content — were Will Smith and Adam Sandler. Smith’s Men

in Black 3 was indeed a blockbuster last year, but it was his first starring role in four years. And the generally review-proof Sandler’s last two live-action outings, Jack and Jill and That’s My Boy, were complete bombs. (It should be noted that Hotel

Transylvania, which featured Sandler’s voice, was a hit.) And so far, 2013 hasn’t been very good to traditional movie stars, with major box office flops for Expendables stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham. Bruce Willis’ A Good Day to Die Hard fared a bit better, at least opening at No. 1, but in eight weeks of release it’s still a long ways off from recouping its $92 million budget. Even Brad Pitt, who is hoping June’s World War Z will do well enough to launch a franchise, took a bath on last November’s Killing Them Softly, which he both starred in and produced. So if Oblivion doesn’t do well, does that mean the Tom Cruise brand is officially in trouble? Not likely. As Ghost Protocol proved, the star has an uncanny ability to bounce back from both critical failures and tabloid talk. And with the more recent Oblivion trailers making the film look more interesting and enticing, maybe Cruise’s latest go at saving the world will also save his career. Again.


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These pages cover movie start times from Fri. apr. 12 to Thurs. apr. 18. Times are subject to change. Complete listings are also available at metronews.ca/movies.

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42 (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating, No Passes Fri-Thu 12:15-3:156:15-9:15 Admission (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:10-7:35 The Call (14) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:25-3:40-6:45-9:25 The Croods (G) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:30-6:35 The Croods 3D (G) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 4:10-9:10 Evil Dead (18) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:15-4:25-7:40-10:10 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:10 G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 3:106:25-9:05 The Host (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:20-3:45-7:15-10:15 Identity Thief (14) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:55-3:356:25-9:05 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:25-4:30-7:30-9:55 Jurassic Park 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12-3-6:309:30 Olympus Has Fallen (14) Dolby Stereo Fri-Thu 1-3:50-6:50-9:50 Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating FriThu 12:05-9:55 Oz the Great and Powerful 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating FriThu 3:05-6:55 Revolution (STC) Dolby Stereo FriThu 12:40-3-7:10-9:35 Scary Movie V (STC) Dolby Stereo,

Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:50-46:40-9:20 Spring Breakers (18) Dolby Stereo Fri-Thu 1:05-4:15-7:20-9:40 Stoker (14) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 4:20-10:05 Trance (STC) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:45-3:25-6:20-9

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Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 7:10-9:30 Full Metal Jacket (STC) Stadium Seating Thu 9:15 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG) Stadium Seating Fri 3:50 Stadium Seating SatSun 1:15 Stadium Seating Tue 3:50 G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG) Stadium Seating Fri 6:50-9:25 Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 3:50-6:50-9:25 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:50-9:25 The Gatekeepers (STC) Stadium Seating, Sub-Titled Fri-Tue 6:35-9:05 Stadium Seating, Sub-Titled Wed 9:45 Stadium Seating, Sub-Titled Thu 6:35 Jurassic Park 3D (PG) Stadium Seating Fri 3:30-6:30-9:20 Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 1-3:30-6:30-9:20 Stadium Seating Mon 6:30-9:20 Stadium Seating Tue 3:30-6:30-9:20 Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 6:30-9:20 Olympus Has Fallen (14) Stadium Seating Fri 4-6:55-9:40 Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 12:45-4-6:55-9:40 Stadium Seating Mon 6:55-9:40 Stadium Seating Tue 4-6:55-9:40 Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 6:55-9:40 Scary Movie V (STC) Stadium Seating Fri 3:35-7-9:35 Stadium Seating SatSun 1:20-3:35-7-9:35 Stadium Seating Mon 7-9:35 Stadium Seating Tue 3:35-7-9:35 Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 7-9:35 Spring Breakers (18) Stadium Seating Fri 4:15-7:20-9:50 Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 1:05-4:15-7:20-9:50 Stadium Seating Mon 7:20-9:50 Stadium Seating Tue 4:15-7:20-9:50 Stadium Seating Wed 7:20-9:50 Stadium Seating Thu 9:50

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Seating, No Passes Fri 6:15-8:50 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating, No Passes Sat-Sun 2:10-6:15-8:50 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating, No Passes Mon-Thu 6:15-8:50 The Croods (G) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:306:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:05 The Croods 3D (G) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 9 Evil Dead (18) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Fri 6:509:15 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Sat-Sun 3-6:50-9:15 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 6:50-9:15 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 9:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:40-9:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 9:05 G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 6:20 Jurassic Park 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6-8:30 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2-6-8:30 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6-8:30 Olympus Has Fallen (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:30-8:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2-6:30-8:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:30-8:45 Scary Movie V (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:40-9:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:50-6:40-9:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:40-9:10

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42 (PG) No Passes Fri 6:40-9 No Passes Sat 3:15-6:40-9 No Passes Sun 3:15-7:40 No Passes Mon-Thu 7:40 The Call (14) Fri-Sat 9:15 The Croods (G) Fri 6:30 Sat 2:30-6:30 Sun 2:30-7 Mon-Thu 7 The Croods 3D (G) Fri-Sat 8:55 Evil Dead (18) No Passes Fri 7:159:25 No Passes Sat 2:40-7:15-9:25 No Passes Sun 2:40-8 Mon-Thu 8 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG) Sat-Sun 2:50 G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG) Fri-Sat 6:50-9:20 Sun-Thu 7:30 Jurassic Park 3D (PG) Fri 6:15-9:05 Sat 3:05-6:15-9:05 Sun 3:05-7:10 Mon-Thu 7:10 Olympus Has Fallen (14) Fri 6:20 Sat 2:55-6:20 Sun 2:55-7:20 Mon-Thu 7:20 Scary Movie V (STC) Fri 7:05-9:30 Sat 3:20-7:05-9:30 Sun 3:20-7:50 Mon-Thu 7:50

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No achy breaky hearts for O’Dowd The Sapphires. Actor’s attitude toward country music parallels his character’s beliefs about the genre Richard crouse

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“Country and western music,” says Chris O’Dowd, “is a very easy thing to deride.” In The Sapphires O’Dowd plays an Irish musician playing piano in Australia’s outback bars in exchange for beer money. His life is spiralling downward until he discovers a group made up of four of talented Indigenous Australian sisters. Trouble is, he doesn’t like the music they sing. “When I met you,” he says in the film, “you were doing all country and western things and that’s fine, we all make mistakes.” For O’Dowd that speech was art imitating life. “My dad played guitar in pubs playing country and western music,” he says. “So I feel like the whole speech I do about country and western music is something that has been pent up in me since I was 14. Carrying his guitar case to listen to bad Merle Haggard tracks.” “Country and western music is huge in Ireland. I don’t know why. It’s all Kris Kristofferson and a bit of Willie Nelson and Clint

Black. Dad was really into it. Maybe it’s that country and western has some origins in bluegrass and bluegrass has origins in Irish music. There’s something going on there. And Irish people love a good whine. We’re great at it.” In the film he convinces the girls to trade country for soul music and shapes them into a version of The Supremes. “I wrote this speech about how country music is about loss, but soul music is also about loss — you’ve lost but you haven’t given up — and that has a nice payoff in the film. “Country music is kind of whiny,” he says. “He left me, now what am I going to do with my life? Whereas soul music is like, ‘I’m going to get that bugger back.’ It’s nice. It’s a nice turning point in the film where we’re not going to feel sorry for ourselves. That’s an important element for the entire story. About moving on.” Thinking back on his teenage years, he speculates if his attitude might have been different if dear old dad had sung a different kind of music. “I wonder if he had been an amazing Al Green-esque songster if I would have still said, ‘This is so lame.’ I wonder sometimes with people whose parents are cool. I’ve been working with Rashida Jones recently and I’m like, ‘How can you not think your dad is cool?’”

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Come on! Top 5 recurring jokes on Arrested Development TV. Fan sites dedicated to Arrested Development have catalogued dozens of beloved recurring jokes, so coming up with a short list isn’t easy. But here are five of the most memorable jokes that have popped up repeatedly and may reemerge for season four, on Netflix starting May 26. “Come on!”

It’s mostly Gob’s catchphrase but several characters have enthusiastically barked out the famous one-liner throughout the series in a pique of frustration. “I’ve made a huge mistake”

Another line that’s repeatedly uttered by Gob but is borrowed by other characters. The recurring gag is made funnier when Gob says to Michael in an episode, “I’ve never admitted to a mistake.”

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It’s a family tradition to taunt and mock a fellow Bluth by clucking and dancing like a chicken in their face. Nearly everyone in the family has been seen doing it, with their own personal style, although none do it very well. “Has anyone in this family even seen a chicken?” says Michael Bluth, played by Jason Bateman, in one episode. Never nude

Seasons one and two are littered with references to the affliction suffered by Tobias Funke, played by David Cross, who can’t bring himself to be naked. Next time/Previously on Arrested Development

Some of the funniest quick laughs come during the “Previously on” and “Next time on” segments that bookend episodes — and are typically filled with non sequiturs that completely stray from the show’s real storylines.


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More than one familiar Voice from the past along with the new ones. Veteran judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton welcomed newbies Shakira and Usher to the judges table, but there was also a mix of old and new amongst the contestants during the premiere’s blind auditions. Contestant Garett Gardner says he didn’t let previous seasons’ disappointment stand in the way of auditioning again.

Television. While there are plenty of new faces on the NBC singing show, there are a few familiar ones as well MARY ANN GEORGANTOPOULOS Metro World News

Keeping up with the many seasons of various singing competitions is a tall task (you have to commit two nights of your TV-watching week, and once you find a contestant to root for, he or she could be gone the next week) — but when The Voice came back late last

“I took into account what, in particular, Blake had told me — because he was really the one who gave me some really harsh but much-needed constructive criticism,” says the 17-year-old singer, who wowed Shakira enough with his version of the White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army to make it onto her team. Holly Tucker is also no stranger to The Voice. The

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Interview. Jimmy Tamborello, formerly of Postal Service, will reunite with Ben Gibbard for an anniversary tour of their smash hit album

A decade ago, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and electronic producer Jimmy Tamborello teamed as the Postal Service and ascended to unlikely heights with their lone album Give Up. Give Up is being reissued with a deluxe 10th anniversary edition Tuesday, the same day the pair launches a reunion tour that will wind through Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on June 11 and Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on July 16. The soft-spoken Tamborello, best-known for recording solo under the Dntel moniker, recently spoke about the initial collaboration, seeing its progression and why Give Up connected.

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“I think it has this intimate quality just because of the way we made it and the fact that it was made in our bedrooms and mixed by us.” Jimmy Tamborello On why Give Up was received so well

album came out, and in the beginning of the tour, the shows were pretty small. And as we travelled, the shows ahead of us kept getting moved to bigger venues and most of the shows were selling out. Postal Service band members Ben Gibbard, left and Jimmy Tamborello are back together for a reunion tour. Brian Tamborello/the associated press

relaxed. Getting to know somebody while making a poppy record. What did you like about working with Ben? The fact that we were doing it through the mail made it different than most collaborations, because we just weren’t around each other. And we didn’t know each other super well when we started, so maybe in the beginning it was a little bit more reserved.

Like, I didn’t want to say: “Oh, I don’t like that.” And I think he was the same way. (But) I think we liked what each other was doing. Did you suspect early on that it would be such a phenomenon? If not, when did you start to think that way? No, I think both of us didn’t really know how people would take it. It’s totally surprising how many people got into it. First thing, we did a tour in the U.S. right when the

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Escape/ Nightmare Air The buzz on these people was deafening and it’s only going to get louder now that their debut record, High in the Lasers, is out. Long live noise rock!

Paper Girl/ July Talk People who saw this young Canadian band at Canadian Music Week are still raving about them. Tom Waits would be extremely proud.

Blue Collar Jane/ The Strypes The average age of this Irish band is 15-years-old. You will be hearing more about them this year, especially since they have the official Dave Grohl seal of approval.

Jay-Z addresses Cuba trip critics New song. Rapper pens Open Letter after his recent trip to communist country comes under fire Jay-Z is defending his recent trip to Cuba in a new song. He released Open Letter

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Thursday after two Florida Republican lawmakers questioned if his visit to Havana with wife Beyoncé was officially licensed. On the song, Jay-Z raps about his distaste for politicians and says, “Want to give me jail time and a fine, let me commit a real crime.” U.S. Treasury officials said Tuesday the couple’s trip was licensed as an educational ex-

change. Jay-Z and Beyoncé are avid supporters of President Barack Obama. Jay-Z raps in his song, “Obama said, ‘Chill, you gon’ get me impeached, you don’t need this (expletive) anyway, chill with me on the beach.’” U.S. citizens are not allowed to travel to Cuba for mere tourism. The Associated Press

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Vacancy, my first thought was, “What is KStew doing with a bunch of eight-yearolds?” Apparently, if you broke out as a little person, I will always consider you a little person (don’t get me started on Lil’ Bow Wow.) Anyway, according to E!, the birthday girl arrived around 11 p.m. with Robert Pattinson and about 10 friends in tow, though it was unclear if they knew ahead of time about the band’s party. “They weren’t overly affectionate or anything, but at points they were standing together as they talked to friends,” a source says of Stewart and Pattinson. And then Hanson played pin-the-tail on the donkey, ate confetti cake and all three had temper tantrums when they were told it was bedtime. I’m so sorry, Hanson. Next interview we do together, impress me with your 401K plan and maybe I’ll wrap my head around the fact of your aging.

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Couple of the year shockingly having relationship trouble Reports that Rihanna and Chris Brown have broken up might not exactly be accurate, but that doesn’t mean the couple is happy, according to Us Weekly. A source tells the magazine that while the pair hasn’t actually split up, they are fighting all the time. “Every second it’s a blowup and then full-on in love,” the source says. “She’s tour-

ing and working her ass off, and he’s working his off in the studio,” and those busy schedules are adding to the stress. Rihanna is even using work to vent some of her frustrations, asking an audience at an L.A. concert this week, “How many of you are in love? How many of you hate love? ... I’m in that group. The confused group.”

Look. I know the members of Hanson are old and they have, like, 23 kids between them (even the baby drummer has procreated — twice). I’ve interviewed them several times and the voice on the other end wasn’t prepubescent (they are also supersensitive to people thinking they are teenagers, something I learned the hard way when I squealed, “You are so grown up!” to them.) I’ve even listened to their later albums. What I’m saying is: I know they are old and capable of partying. But when I read on E! News that Kristen Stewart decided to celebrate her 23rd birthday by crashing a record release party for the band at L.A. nightspot No

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On stage: The Highest Order On the back of their latest album released in March, If It’s Real, The Highest Order takes to the stage at Gus Pub on Friday night. The new album, for those living under a rock, is described as a journey through cosmic country and classic rock genres. Come see the band live, grab a few drinks, and enjoy the dark trip though tales of lost love, loneliness, addiction, death and murder.

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For the Love of Spring: King’s Chorus

In June 1994, Saint George’s Round Church on Brunswick Street suffered a devastating fire. One of the final steps in the reconstruction process was the installation of a magnificent Letourneau organ, one of the finest instruments in the Maritimes. On Sunday at 7 p.m., there will be a gala organ concert in the church to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its installation, featuring organist Garth MacPhee and Tempest Baroque Ensemble under the direction of David Greenberg.

The King’s Chorus, a student led choral society based out of the University of King’s College, present Love Songs for Spring Time on Friday. Unlike most university choirs, the King’s Chorus is a non-competitive choir that is open to students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the university. Love Songs for Spring Time will be presented with the Maritime Brass Quintet and composer Paul Halley, a five-time Grammy Award winner.

On display: David Askevold Once upon a Time in the East is an Art Gallery of Nova Scotia travelling exhibition that is coming home to Halifax, on display Saturday through to June, and curated by David Diviney and David Askevold. It was identified by Artforum magazine as one of the top 50 shows of 2011. Our own David Askevold’s work was included in the seminal exhibition Information at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1970 that cemented conceptualism as a genre.

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New eateries: Tasty Lebanese food at Mezza Barrington Street’s Venus pizza has finished its new facelift to reveal Mezza. The delicious Lebanese cuisine that already resides on Quinpool Road now has a sister location in the heart of Barrington street. Be it for a quick stop in for lunch during the workday, a casual dinner before a show, or a stomach barrier before a rip-roaring-raunchy time downtown—stop in.

Hallelujah: An evening with Leonard Cohen A music legend will be taking to the Metro Centre stage Saturday evening. A poet. A musician. A novelist. A Canadian. I don’t have the word count to discuss all his accolades but I did meet his fan club in Hydra, Greece. True. Story. Oh—and he knows my grandma—but enough about how cool I am by proxy. Shell out some justifiable cash and take in the world of Leonard Cohen. Visit: ticketatlantic.com


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NHL, NHLPA partner to combat homophobia The NHL and National Hockey League Players’ Association have partnered with the You Can Play Project, an advocacy organization fighting homophobia in sports. The You Can Play Project was founded by Philadelphia Flyers scout Patrick Burke in March 2012 in memory Brendan Burke, Patrick’s younger brother and the son of former NHL GM Brian Burke. You Can Play will conduct seminars at the NHL’s rookie symposium and make its resources and personnel available to each individual team as desired. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Moose look to build on momentum The Halifax Mooseheads celebrate on the bench during Game 4 against the Gatineau Olympiques on Wednesday night. DEVAAN INGRAHAM/FOR METRO

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Zachary Fucale could have been forgiven for showing a little unbridled joy on Wednesday night. But apart from a polite smile, the 17-year-old Halifax Mooseheads netminder was all business before a group of reporters after leading his team to a second-round sweep of the

Gatineau Olympiques. Sure, the reigning Canadian Hockey League goalie of the week acknowledged his strong play between the pipes, allowing just five goals over the entire series. But he was also quick to put those accomplishments and his team’s back-to-back series sweeps into perspective. “We want to keep rolling,” Fucale said. “We want to have a steamroller approach to every game. We haven’t won anything yet.” While the Mooseheads have until next Saturday to prepare for their semifinal series against the winner of the other quarter-final matchup between the Rouyn-Noranda

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Huskies and Quebec Remparts, their No. 1 priority is to pick up exactly where they’ve left off. “We’ll get a little rest but then it’s back to work,” Fucale said. “It’s about creating momentum and, for me, it’s about making sure you’re prepared every time you’re on the ice. It’s paying off right now and I’m looking to keep it going.” Mooseheads forward Stefan Fournier couldn’t agree more.

In his final year of junior eligibility, he’s having a stellar postseason, leading the league in playoff goals with 11, and sits tied for most points with 19. “I feel tired right now,” he said with a laugh after his Game 4 hat trick. “But we have time to prepare and come back with the same intensity we’ve showed all along.” Going into the break he said he’s far more concerned with maintaining his relentless style of play than his torrid scoring pace. “I can’t predict goals but I can control the way I play, whether I stand in front of the net, go hard to the net (or) go after loose pucks.”

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Hockey Hall of Famer and two-time Stanley Cup champion Joe Sakic headlines this year’s list of inductees into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Sakic, who had 1,641 career regular-season points over 20 seasons in the NHL, won league championships with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 and 2001. He also won titles at the Winter Olympics, world hockey championship, World Cup of Hockey, world junior championships and Memorial Cup. Others named in the athlete category on Thursday include cyclist Alison Sydor, curler Russ Howard and Paralympian Andre Viger. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Canadiens lock up playoff spot Peter Budaj stopped 14 shots, and the Montreal Canadiens clinched a playoff berth and regained the Northeast Division lead with a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov had a goal and assist each, and Rene Bourque, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens. In earning its fourth post-season berth in five years, Montreal is returning to the playoffs after bottoming out last year, when the Canadiens finished last in the Eastern Conference. The Boston Bruins fell back into fourth place in the East after a 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday. The associated Press

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MLB. New Toronto pitcher surrenders six runs in the shortest start of his career

Chan on top in Japan Patrick Chan competes in the men’s short program during day one of the ISU World Team Trophy Thursday in Tokyo. The three-time world champion led after the opening day, finishing with a score of 86.67 points despite an early fall. Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

Josh Johnson put his team in another tough spot with one of the worst outings of his career. The Toronto right-hander was knocked out of the game in the second inning Thursday — the latest poor start by a Blue Jays pitcher — and the Detroit Tigers rolled to an 11-1 win at chilly Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera tripled, scored twice and even stole a base for the Tigers, and Doug Fister (2-0) allowed a run and eight hits in eight innings. Johnson (0-1) allowed six runs and seven hits in 1 1/3 innings — the shortest start of his career. “I haven’t thrown a slider for a strike yet, and I need that pitch. When I’m throwing it for strikes, it is something that the hitters have to think about, but this is two starts now, and it hasn’t happened,” Johnson said. “I didn’t have anything today. They were all over my curveball for some reason, and the fastball was just hanging over the plate.” Prince Fielder had four RBIs and Torii Hunter added three for the Tigers. The temperature at game

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Josh Johnson walks back to the mound after giving up an RBI triple to Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera in Detroit on Thursday. Paul Sancya/The Associated Press

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fortable pitching out there today, but look what the other guy did,” Johnson said. The Blue Jays have not lived up to early expectations because of poor pitching. Their starters are now 1-4 with a 7.59 ERA. Toronto, a chic pick to win the AL East after acquiring Johnson and other stars in the off-season, has lost three straight series to start the year for the first time since 1978. The Associated Press


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Garcia enjoys lead at Masters ‘while it lasts’

“Today was a nice day, one of those days you really enjoy. Hopefully, I’ll have three more of those and we’ll see what happens on Sunday night.”

to win numerous major titles after he battled with Tiger Woods at the 1999 PGA Championship, losing by a single stroke. Garcia has challenged in other majors, but rarely at the Masters — a course that doesn’t seem to fit his style or shaky putter. In 14 appearances at Augusta National, he has finished in the top 10 only twice. This year, Woods is still the favourite after opening with a 70. But it appears he’ll have a lot of competition. “I felt like I putted well today,” said Woods, whose only lower opening-round score at Augusta was a 68 in 2010. “We’ve got a long way to go.... The golf course is going to change dramatically. You’ve just got to make adjustments.”

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Golf. Spaniard shares top spot with Leishman after opening with 66 Sergio Garcia is still chasing that first major title. It never figured to come at Augusta National. But there he was Thursday, after a bogey-free opening round, sharing the top spot on the leaderboard at the Masters.

“Obviously, this is not my most favourite place,” Garcia said, trying to be diplomatic. “But we try to enjoy it as much as we can every time we come here. Sometimes it comes out better than others. Today was one of those good days. Let’s enjoy it while it lasts.” Garcia’s 6-under 66 tied him with Aussie Marc Leishman on a cloudy day that was made for going low. The Spaniard took advantage, rekindling memories of the teen phenom who seemed certain

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Sergio Garcia tees off on the 17th hole at the Masters on Thursday in Augusta, Ga. Garcia shared the lead with Marc Leishman after shooting a 66 on Day 1. Harry How/Getty Images

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March 21 - April 20 If someone questions your motives or authority today, you must make it clear to them that you are the boss and you will do as you please. Say it nicely, of course, but make sure they know that you mean it.

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April 21 - May 21 Certain people seem to believe you exist solely to look out for their interests. Now is the time to remind them you have needs of your own and that they must come first — always.

Gemini

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Cancer

June 22 - July 23 What is the one thing you desire above all? Is there a chance you will get it soon? If not, don’t give up. Make your plans then take a step in the right direction and keep going.

Leo

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Virgo

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Sagittarius

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Capricorn

Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 Whatever you decide to do today, someone is sure to be unhappy about it. But that must not stop you from taking whatever action you think is correct. Remember: You cannot please everyone.

Aquarius

Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 You will clash with someone whose way of looking at the world is very different from your own, on the surface at least. Dig a little deeper and you may find you are alike.

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