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Senior armed with machete feared for life Knife attack. Man confronted suspect who broke through bedroom window RYAN TUMILTY

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An Edmonton senior who used a machete to defend himself after a man broke into his McCauley home said he is convinced his attacker wanted him dead. “He had a knife and he would have killed me. He was a very strong guy,” said Chandar Singh, 68, who confronted the attacker early Saturday morning. Singh said he was jolted out of bed when he heard someone trying to get into his house. “Somebody was trying to

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“He had a knife and he would have killed me. He was a very strong guy.” Chandar Singh break (through) my door, then that got me awake and they didn’t break my door so they broke my window,” he said. Singh’s house was the last stop in a string of attacks around 95 Street and 110 Avenue that also left a 46-yearold man in life-threatening condition. Three people have been charged with attempted murder in connection with that attack. Singh said when the man broke into his home he was taken completely off guard. “He jumped inside, the

same place as my bed, where I was sleeping,” he said. Singh said he hit the man and ran out of the room, but his attacker didn’t back off. “I hit him and then I ran out into the sitting room and he came there too,” said Singh. “He followed me everywhere.” Singh grabbed a machete from his kitchen and hit the attacker. He said after that the attacker fled, but he is concerned if he hadn’t grabbed a weapon of his own he would have been killed. “He wanted to kill me.” He said he was terrified during the incident that lasted two or three minutes. Singh said he is concerned about the crime in McCauley and would like to see more done to make it safer. “This neighbourhood is very dangerous, this place has a lot of problems.”

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McCauley community wants EPS to do more Alcohol problem. Residents say public intoxication, drug use being ignored RYAN TUMILTY

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Members of a downtown community, where a rash of assaults and random breakand-enters took place over the weekend, say Edmonton Police aren’t doing enough to keep their neighbourhood safe. In an open letter to Edmonton Police published Tuesday, the McCauley Community League said residents are using bats, cudgels, guard dogs and guns to stay safe. “We want enforcement within our boundaries and want the police and other people in Edmonton to not give up on our neighbourhood,” said league president Meredith Porter. Porter said the community is worried the police aren’t enforcing routine mat-

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Some flood evacuees from the hard-hit southern Alberta community of High River are getting a change of scene. The provincial government says people who have been living in hotels and dormitories since last month’s flooding can move into a temporary neighbourhood starting Wednesday. The site just north of High River has trailers, a recreation centre, laundry facilities and three kitchens and has been built from scratch. It’s intended to provide stability for residents while they rebuild the homes they had to flee on short notice June 20 as the Highwood River rose dramatically. The temporary housing will also allow them to remain near their community. Rick Fraser, associate minister of regional recovery, says the government realizes people want to get their lives back to as normal as possible. “I know this new neighbourhood will create a sense of community and give families a safe place to call home while they get back on their feet,” he said in a statement released before a tour of the neighbourhood Tuesday. “They’ll be living close to High River, meaning they’ll be near family, friends, neighbours and schoolmates.” The community, known as Saddlebrook, is the first temporary neighbourhood to open and will initially house about 100 people. It has room for 1,200.

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An autopsy has confirmed the death of a 26-yearold woman found in a trailer in Oakridge Mobile Home Park on Sunday is a homicide. Police said the woman’s identity is “still being verified through forensic investigation.” In a release issued Tuesday afternoon, police said the incident is not believed to be random and a suspect has been identified. A police spokesperson refused to comment on whether the suspect is in custody. metro

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the Tim Hortons at Jasper Avenue and 101 Street. Manager Joanne Averion said the customer ordered a large double-double and a Boston cream donut before asking staff how many large coffees they typically sell in a day. “A lot,” said the clerk. Averion said the man, who was between the ages of 25 and 30, asked the clerk to

ring in 500 large coffees for the next 500 customers who ordered one. The clerk did just that and until Tuesday morning at about 8:30 a.m. when the goodwill ran out, any customer who ordered a large coffee was given it for free. Averion has worked at the Tim Hortons for five years and said she’s never seen anything like it. Smiles spread across customers’ faces when they learned their coffee was free and staff told them why. “Some were asking if he won the lottery or something,” Averion said. For now, the kind-hearted stranger’s motive, as well as his identity is, well, a mystery.

‘Another example of cuts by stealth.’ NDP claims Tories forcing raised rents The NDP called on the government to restore funding to an Edmonton affordable-housing program so renters won’t face rent hikes. The party said cuts in the spring budget have lead to the increases at the Capital Region Housing Corporation of $50 a month for about 900 residents. “This PC government promised no service cuts, but here’s yet another example of cuts by stealth — this time to some of our most vulnerable Albertans,” NDP MLA Deron Bilous said in a statement. The party says that 95 per

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Let it be free. Survivors of Lac-Mégantic disaster invited to see Sir Paul Hearing music icon Paul McCartney play Tuesday night on Quebec City’s historic Plains of Abraham was a little more special for Caroline Tremblay than the average rock fan. Her husband was a big admirer of the former Beatle. Tremblay’s husband, Guy Bolduc, was among the dozens killed when fireballs from an exploding train devastated Lac-Mégantic’s downtown and engulfed the bar where he was performing. “He adored Mr. McCartney,” Tremblay wrote in a moving Train safety

Transport Canada toughens rules Canadian transportation authorities banned oneman crews for trains with dangerous goods Tuesday, responding to calls for tougher regulations after an oil train derailment in Quebec killed

letter to promoter 3 E Event, Experience, Emotion, which offered free tickets to the musician’s show for Lac-Mégantic survivors. “You have allowed my children and me to discover the musical universe of this great artist and (a chance to) bathe in music at a party surrounded by our friends.” The free ticket idea was floated to McCartney’s team by the promoter at the beginning of last week. The former Beatle’s entourage quickly agreed. the canadian press

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Will and Kate naming U.K.’s next generation Historic task The first chapter. British bookmakers “Names do define an era.” have taken thousands Robert Lacey, a royal historian who has books on Prince William’s mother of bets on the monikers written and grandmother George and James

The Victorians. The Edwardians. The Elizabethans. Royal names can define a generation. So imagine the pressure on the new parents to pick the right one. Now that Prince William and his wife Kate have a baby boy — the third in line for the throne — they must choose the name for a royal who may take Britain into the 22nd century. They’ll start by considering British monarchs from the past. Elizabeth I offered her name to the golden era in which Britannia ruled the waves and the Elizabethans consolidated a renaissance of

national prosperity. Victoria’s reign was defined by rapid industrialization with straightbacked Victorian morality. Her son, Edward VII, lent his name to the champagne and cigar period before the First World War in which the rigid class system came under attack. With so many people to please — inside and outside the palace walls — the House of Windsor is likely to pick more than one name for the boy who was born in London on Monday. After all, his father Prince William, a.k.a. William Arthur Philip Louis, has four. There may be a nod to great grandfather Prince Philip, or grandfathers Prince Charles and Michael Middleton, Kate’s

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‘Maybe Hitler didn’t kill enough of them’ France. Lawmaker on defensive after comment about Gypsies made public A French lawmaker is defending himself against accusations that he told a group of Gypsies he wished the Nazis had killed more memAlleged torture

Dutch judges blocked the extradition Tuesday of a terror suspect to the United States, saying he was tortured in Pakistan after his 2010 arrest and it is unclear whether American authorities had any involvement. The Hague Court of Appeal ruling was a significant victory for the man identified only as Sabir K. in his attempts to avoid being sent for trial in America, but Dutch authorities can still

launch a final appeal to the country’s Supreme Court. “He is very satisfied that the role of the Americans is finally being looked at in a critical light,” his lawyer Andre Seebregts said. “He has said from the very beginning that the Americans were involved.” Sabir K., who has Dutch and Pakistani nationality, was arrested in Pakistan in 2010 and expelled to the Netherlands in 2011. U.S. authorities accuse him of working with al-Qaida from 2004 to 2010, and of plotting a suicide attack on an American military base in Afghanistan. the associated press

nalist at the scene, reported that some of the Gypsies made Nazi salutes at Bourdouleix and that he responded by saying: “Maybe Hitler didn’t kill enough of them.” On Monday, the paper released a recording on its website on which the lawmaker can be heard saying that. On Tuesday, Bourdouleix told the French television station iTELE that he was merely

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I’ll take those in yellow, pink, and black, please. Economists say a stunning jump in Canadian retail sales in May points to stronger economic growth. KEITH BEATY/Torstar news service file

Shopaholics’ spending shocks economists In the mood to splurge. Canadians indulged in some retail therapy, surprising experts and boosting expectations for economic growth Canadian consumers went on a shopping spree in May, triggering a stunning jump in

retail sales that will almost certainly help boost second-quarter economic growth beyond expectations. The raw numbers surprised economists, who had expected a modest 0.4 per cent bump. Instead, Statistics Canada said the retail sector in May boosted sales five times that, by 1.9 per cent, to $40.4 billion. Particularly meaningful for gross domestic product growth,

sales in volume terms also expanded by 1.9 per cent, meaning the increase was not related to currency fluctuations. “It’s hard to say what happened. Everything went right, it seems,” said Jimmy Jean, an economist with Desjardins Capital Markets. “We’re probably seeing a little bit of catch-up because since 2011 sales have been almost flat. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Three lawsuits against a Canadian mining company over alleged shootings and gang rapes at a Guatemalan project will be allowed to proceed in Canada following a ruling that makes it possible for firms to face liability at home for incidents that occur overseas. Lawyers for the plaintiffs, 13 Mayan Guatemalans, said the decision is a “wake-up call” for Canadian companies about their responsibilities at foreign

mining projects. “This step in the case uses existing legal rules that have not been applied in this way before,” lawyer Murray Klippenstein said in an interview. “Companies operating abroad, need to take a very, very, serious look at the possibility ... that shenanigans abroad that they thought would never result in liability may result in accountability in Canadian courts.”

Flaherty enters credit card dispute The federal finance minister is stepping into a fee dispute between Canada’s merchants and the big credit-card companies after the Competition Tribunal sided with Visa and MasterCard in a landmark ruling. Jim Flaherty said he’ll convene a special meeting of the government’s FinPay Committee. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Sorry, college kids. Bank of Mom and Dad is closed Grants and scholarships are taking the lead in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long have played in helping foot the bills, according to a report from loan giant Sallie Mae. College costs are driving decisions about which schools to attend, what to study once there and even where to live. While the recession has largely passed, economic worries have not

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SHAMING THE COUCH CRITICS brief foray into an episode of Keeping Up With The way I see it, our culture is separated into The Kardashians ended with me rocking back two groups: Those who do, and those who and forth in the fetal position praying for watch. While most of us would rather be Armageddon. But I have watched my share of ‘doing’ even half of the things we’re ‘watchthese shows, and the stench of that shame still ing,’ it’s much safer to sit on high horses lingers. atop ivory towers in glass houses throwing Even worse is the news. Reality stars sign stones and pointing fingers and such. It’s releases, but when the media gets hold of a real like playing a game of truth or dare, only scandal, look out! When it was discovered that when it’s our turn, we pass. How wonderful Tiger Woods was having extra-marital affairs, it is to keep our secrets hidden while watcheven the male newscasters sanctimoniously ing others exposed, sitting in judgement, sishook their heads in disappointment. Really? lently thanking the heavens that no one JUST SAYIN' Where’s Heidi Fleiss when you need her? video-taped that drunken night in Thailand Now I don’t condone cheating, but most with the woman you can’t be sure really Mike Benhaim men are barely shocked when a friend bangs was. Guest columnist the cafeteria lady at the YMCA, let alone a ceHence our fascination with reality TV. lebrity athlete shagging an exotic swimsuit model. Ladies, We’ve gone from being spectators to a society of shameless there are many respectable men out there, but at least a porvoyeurs. tion of every day is occupied by fantasies best unshared. Yet And though I try to be, I am no better. There was never when someone acts on them and gets busted on Cheaters, enough alcohol to make me watch Jersey Shore, and every

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you can turn to your wife and say, “That’s shameful.” And how many of us can sing as well as contestants on The Voice or American Idol? It doesn’t stop us from critiquing their choice of arrangement or pitch. The couch is the new judges’ bench. Until recently, viewership has always been about the vicarious thrill of those we could only dream of emulating athletes, superheroes, models or rock stars. Now we spend our time peering into the dysfunction of people whose lives make us feel better about our own. That is, until we discover we’ve made them rich. Yeah, it’s one thing watching strangers pinpoint their child’s paternity on Maury Povich, but it’s quite another when Honey Boo-Boo moves into the house next door. That’s when we collectively unleash that torrent of negative energy that ultimately begs for their failure. Again, I stand among you, guilty of the very transgressions I denounce. I simply wonder if our collective karma is not better served ‘watching’ what inspires our highest ‘doing,’ and affecting change from there. Just sayin’. Paul Sullivan will return July 31. Clickbait

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As cycling season is in full swing, so too is bike-theft season. In an effort to ensure that ‘nooooooo’ moment, when you realize your bike is gone, never happens, we’ve looked into digital tools to stash in your pannier to keep your ride safe. Spike Bike

Kind of like Find my iPhone, but for your bike. A small GPS device attaches to your bike (under the seat, behind a water bottle cage or somewhere else discreet) and lets you track your bike through your phone. You can also track your own rides, which you can brag about later to your friends using Spike Bike.

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Not only can you register your ride on Bike Shepherd, you can also buy tags that can help recover your bike if it does succumb to the lock-cutting

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hands of bike thieves. While the tags help you find your stolen bike, they also act kind of like a neighbourhood watch sign, or guard dog to dissuade thieves from pulling the fast one in the first place.

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Based out of San Francisco (“ground zero for bike thieves”), this bike-loving community is a place where people can not only buy and sell bikes, but also lets you set an alert if your bike matches one that appears on an online ad. While it works in the U.S., they’re still building the network up here.

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Baring it all for a photo shoot It looks like a colourful tropical tree frog but on closer inspection you can see five human models adorned with body paint posing in dramatic forms so as to appear like a wondrous amphibian. Italian-born artist Johannes Stötter spends up to five months painstakingly planning and perfecting each work. METRO

Adapting to canvas Stötter, whose creations won him the World Bodypainting Festival title, said the key to success is to know when to pause and reflect on what to paint. “If I paint on the model non-stop, I can’t tell if the work is good or not. I have to pause and think. This is where the surprising elements of a warm and alive skin-canvas emerge and I see how to adapt the artwork.” METRO

Artist’s viewpoint

“The biggest challenge is to create the artwork in a beautiful but fast manner. I use people and not a canvas, so I can’t spend days on end painting.” Johannes Stötter Bodypainting artist from South Tyrol, in Italy

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hours is how long Stötter takes to complete each work of art using special breathable paint. Stötter added: “While a canvas painting lasts forever, a bodypainting exists only for a few hours. That makes the work even more special and visually powerful.”

Twitter @metropicks asked: Should cyclists be ticketed for riding on the sidewalk, or is the road too dangerous? @fajnamarta90: Car hitting a person is much more deadly than a cyclist hitting a person on the sidewalk. For this reason- No ticket. @BikeBikeYYC: Sidewalk cycling is an indicator that more (any?!) bike infrastructure needs to be built.

@ruebyretro: Yes, with a focus on those who do so with complete disregard for pedestrians including bells & speed. @BikeBikeYYC: IMO these “sidewalk bikelanes” add to the confusion about where to ride and also create danger for ppl

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Other than Captain Canuck, Wolverine is the best known superhero to hail from the Great White North. According to his comic book backstory he was born in 19th century Canada — Northern Alberta to be exact — and served in the First Canadian Parachute Battalion before being recruited by Team X, a CIA black-ops group. When movie fans first encountered the character, however, little was known about him. At the beginning of the original X-Men movie he was suffering from memory loss and couldn’t remember how he became a superhero with retractable bone claws, made of the near indestructible metal alloy adamantium bonded to his skeleton and a healing ability that allows him to quickly recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin. This weekend The Wolverine continues the story, although star Hugh Jackman is quick to point out that it is not a sequel. “With an all-new cast and setting it in Japan, it’s going to give us a whole new visual esthetic,” he told Total Film. With this film, Jackman emerges as the first actor to play a comic book hero in more than four consecutive films since Christopher Reeve as Superman.

The To Do List flips the script on the story of young people trying to lose their virginity. HANDOUT

Learning to do what you need to do to get done Interview. Aubrey Plaza talks about how her new film, The To Do List, is putting a fresh take on an old theme — people losing their virginity NED EHRBAR

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For Aubrey Plaza, discussing her new film, The To Do List, offers far too many opportunities for oversharing. The ’90s-set film follows Brandy (Plaza), a type-A brainiac determined to start college sexually experienced by way of a detailed — if unromantic — list of activities to check off. And Plaza is having trouble keeping her own list to herself. Considering the sexual frankness of the film, how awkward have the interviews gotten? People keep trying to trick

Figuring it all out

“That’s one of the reasons that I wanted to do the movie, because I’d never really read anything that truthfully explored that time in a girl’s life, just a really frank portrayal of a girl figuring out how to do really simple things.” Aubrey Plaza Talking about her new movie The To Do List

me into telling them about my first sexual experiences, and then I almost am like, “Well, when I was … wait a minute! I don’t need to tell you that. That’s for my own brain to remember.” For some reason this movie kind of makes you think that it makes sense to ask about (this). But no, nothing’s been awkward, except for me because I’m always awkward in interviews. Do you find it weird or insulting that Hollywood always acts so surprised when a female-focused comedy does well? Yeah, I feel that. I don’t know why. There’s just as many women as there are

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guys, so you would think that it wouldn’t be shocking that there’s a female audience and that there’s people out there interested in seeing female-centric movies. Do you think The To Do List would work in a contemporary setting? I think there could be a story about a girl going through her firsts, because I think that’s just a universal thing that happens, but I don’t think this story could be told in 2013 for many different reasons. This movie was set in a time when people didn’t Google everything and people weren’t figuring

things out online, which I think is the case nowadays. Who knows what teenagers are doing these days. I don’t know. I mean, I’m 29 and I feel totally out of touch. Things have changed at such a rapid pace that who knows how people are learning anything or where they’re getting their information. It’s great to see a movie taking the awkward teenage sexual experience, which is usually told as a guy’s story, and showing the girls’ side. Being frank about sexual things? I know. That’s one of the reasons that I wanted to do the movie, because I’d never really read anything that truthfully explored that time in a girl’s life, just a really frank portrayal of a girl figuring out how to do really simple things — well, I don’t know if they’re simple. Just really basic sexual acts. I don’t know, everything I say sounds wrong (laughs). Just make me sound better and smarter.

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Drake issues apology, promises to erase autism lyric from album ‘A learning lesson’. Drake song with rapper J. Cole spawned online petition in protest Toronto rapper Drake has apologized and promised to erase a controversial reference to autism from his song Jodeci (Freestyle). The controversial line in question was uttered by North Carolina rapper J. Cole. In Drake’s song, Cole raps that he’s “artistic” while his rivals are “autistic, retarded.” The lyric spawned an online petition in protest of the song and received the support of the Anti-Bullying Alliance. Cole apologized for the lyric on Sunday, writing in his blog that he wanted to educate himself about the condition and adding that there’s

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“nothing cool about meanspirited comments about someone with autism.” Drake followed with a blog post of his own on Monday. “Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted,” he wrote. “This was a learning lesson for both of us, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to try to right this wrong. J. Cole and I believe that it is the right, responsible, and respectful decision to remove the lyric from the song.” Offensive hip-hop rhymes have been in the spotlight in recent months. In April, Reebok cut ties with rapper Rick Ross after he courted controversy with a lyric that suggested he supported date rape, prompting Ross to apologize. And in May, New Orleans

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Rapper J. Cole also apologizing to those with autism and their families for an offensive lyric. • Cole said in a blog post Sunday that he doesn’t agree with the recent trend of pressure rappers have faced to apologize when they step over a perceived line, but in this case he feels he went too far in a verse he contributed to Drake’s Jodeci Freestyle.

rap star Lil Wayne lost endorsements from Pepsi for using the racially charged 1955 slaying of youth Emmett Till as part of a sexual reference. He also subsequently apologized. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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METRO DISH OUR TAKE ON THE WORLD OF CELEBRITIES The Word

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Lohan ready to get on with her life post-rehab Lindsay Lohan is due to end her latest stint in rehab next Monday, and in preparation she’s reportedly looking to do away with as many bad influences as she can, according to Radar Online. “She has not been this

good in a long, long time. She’s come 180 degrees from where she was. It’s amazing,” a source says. “It’s very clear to her now who she needs in her life and who she needs to keep out of her life.”

Kanye West

Kanye West receives support after fight with photographer Amanda Bynes having one of those good news weeks THE WORD

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Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz’s baby tries to upstage the royals Kate Middleton wasn’t the only famous woman having a baby Monday, as Penelope Cruz reportedly welcomed her second child with husband Javiar Bardem, accord-

ing to Hola. Cruz reportedly gave birth to a baby girl at Madrid’s Ruber Hospital. Cruz and Bardem also have a two-yearold son, Leonardo.

I have tried to keep Amanda Bynes out of The Word because she’s obviously mentally unstable and her highjinks are more sad and disturbing than amusing. However, this item caught my eye: The former actress is now being hospitalized for setting a fire in the driveway of a stranger’s home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The cops investigated the former child-star-

turned-Gremlin and determined she needed to be hospitalized on a 5150 hold, which is an involuntary hospitalization for mental evaluation that lasts 72 hours. So this is good news. Maybe she will now get the help she needs because it appears she has other problems. Bynes has reportedly jeopardized the last important relationship she has left by allegedly stealing from her pot dealer, according to Radar Online. “Amanda’s dealer used her bathroom while he was there and she jacked his weed,” a source says of the troubled NYC-based actress. As a result, the dealer has reportedly dropped Bynes as a client . “He won’t go to her anymore,” the source says. So, maybe this is more good news.

While Kanye West is being investigated by the LAPD in connection to his brawl with a paparazzo outside LAX over the weekend, he at least can count Kirstie Alley as an ardent supporter. The Dancing with the Twitter

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Countdown to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Scotland’s largest city gears up to host thousands of elite athletes next summer KATHY BUCKWORTH life@metronews.ca

In one year, on July 23, for the first time, Glasgow, Scotland will welcome more than 6,500 athletes and team officials to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. While rival city Edinburgh has hosted twice, the people of Glasgow are excited to put their own unique stamp on this elite athletic competition, which will run until Aug. 3, 2014. “From the beginning, the Commonwealth Games has not just been about the sport, but the arts, and the community as well,” says Kate McCheyne, Public Relations Manager for the games. While the athletes themselves won’t descend upon the city until July 2014, the venues which will be used for the events will all have been completed, or refurbished, a full year before the games, allowing the community to enjoy the facilities before and, most importantly, after the games. This is a sentiment reinforced by John Egan, of GlasgowLife, who is responsible for the management of the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome, where both the cycling and badminton events will be held. “There’s a misconception that the velodrome was built just for these games,” he said of the facility, which opened in October, 2012, “But it was built for Glaswegians.” Since the doors opened, (as of time of writing) at least 130,000 locals have passed through the doors to take advantage not only of the cycling track, but the state of the art gym (supplied with Technogym

Glasgow’s riverfront featuring the Scottish exhibition and conference centre. CONTRIBUTED GLASGOW SCOTLAND

equipment, supplier to the Olympics). Sports are an integral part of the city, with an estimated 10,000 jobs in the field. But it’s not just the residents of Glasgow who are embracing the spirit of the games. When the call for volunteers went out, more than 50,000 applied from across the U.K., with only 15,000 to be in the final selection. Accessibility is also a key theme for the games. One million tickets will be on sale from Aug. 19 to Sept. 16, both online and via paper application, and can be paid for either online, or via cheque or postal order, which is very unusual in today’s electronic ticketing world. Tickets will be priced as low as $23.73, and at half price for children, with “babes in arms” (under

two years) free of charge. There is very much a youth focus on the games, with half of the athletes under the age of 25. The games mascot, Clyde, was chosen out of a contest open only to children, and out of 4,000 applicants, won by a 12 year-old girl after rounds of blind judging. The Glasgow 2014 tartan was designed by Aamir Mehmood, an arts student who beat out thousands of entries from more than 300 schools, and the digital media game has proven a hit with young fans. And for the first time, the volunteer age has been dropped to 16. The Games has learned many valuable lessons from their Olympic counterparts, and many team members

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from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games shadowed their counterparts in London to learn. One of the main complaints about the London Olympics (my own personally, being over there at the time) was that tickets were not readily available, many of them having been given to corporate sponsors. This frustration was compounded by the fact that sponsors did not utilize the tickets, and scalping or reselling of tickets was heavily enforced, leaving many empty seats in venues. In Glasgow, 70 per cent of tickets for each event are guaranteed to go to the public. Unlike the Olympics and its Torch Run, which includes many torches, the Queen’s Baton Relay of the Commonwealth Games is just one

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Everybody in the pub gettin’ whisky It’s time to imbibe. You can’t go to Scotland without sampling some of its boozy fare

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cupant. Whiskies are either blended or single malts, produced in six Scottish regions, each with its own signature traits. To qualify as a single malt, whisky must be 1) made in Scotland, 2) bottled in Scotland, and 3) aged at least three years. The age on the whisky label always refers to the youngest whisky in the blend.

“You’re in Scotland now — you can just call it whisky.” Bartenders in Scotland are a patient lot when it comes to mixing Scotch whisky with tourists. And with 40 bottles of it sold worldwide every second, this is big business on a global scale. While the ingredients are simple — malt barley, water and yeast — the distilling process is an artform. Whisky is aged in oak casks, obtained from bourbon distilleries in the U.S. (where it’s required by law to only use a cask once) or from Spanish sherry-makers. This lends the whisky the flavours of the cask’s previous oc-

Whisky regions Speyside: Home to the Malt Whisky Trail, this is the northern region on the banks of the River Spey between Inverness and Aberdeen, where more than half of Scotland’s distilleries are found. Though hard to categorize because there are so many to choose from, these whiskies have a stronger character, with slightly smoky toffee and floral notes. The concentration of distilleries here dates back to a time when whisky was illegal, and the moonshiners needed seclusion amongst the rolling hills and winding roads. It’s

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Whisky cocktail While purists may shudder, whisky is turning up on smart cocktail menus around the world. Here is a recipe for the Smokestack Manhattan from Rob Wilkie, head bartender at the Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow: also no coincidence that the water here is top notch. Highlands: Essentially, all the area around Speyside. Lighter, sweeter flavours take the stage here, with more nutty and floral traits. Lowlands: Everything south of the line between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Whisky here is often triple-distilled, similar to Irish whiskey (note the different spelling), resulting in a lighter, smooth and mild taste.

2 oz. Laphroaig 10 Year Old Whisky half oz. Campari half oz. Crème de Cacao 1 oz. Red Dubonnet Mix and stir with ice, strain, then garnish with an orange twist.

Islay: Distilleries on this island off the west coast employ peat to dry the barley, which imparts a heavier, smoky, salty flavour. Island: This region includes the other islands of Arran, Jura, Mull and Skye. You’ll find a more tempered peatiness here, mixed with caramel and vanilla notes. Campbeltown: This area on the Kintyre Peninsula produces just a few whiskies, each with a dry, smoky, salty character.

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Give me a break and I’ll mind my own business You can’t have one without the other. Why taking a vacation is just as important as taking that next call

these numbers and what career-hatchers can do to prevent themselves from feeling the negative effects of vacation deprivation, we talked with Beverly BeuermannKing, a health and wellness professional and work-life balance expert who was a key player in the study.

Did you know that 40 per cent of the Canadian workforce is feeling the effects of vacation deprivation? And that more than 50 per cent of young Canadian workers are feeling it too (the highest rate for all age categories)? This is just some of what this year’s Annual Deprivation study found when surveying Canadian workers from coast to coast. To find out what’s behind

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Why work-life balance is important

“Finding work-life balance is especially difficult for students and new grads as they’re used to having irregular schedules,” Beuermann-King explains. “What do we see most of when life is out of balance or we’ve been pushing ourselves for too long? More headaches, indigestion, muscle aches and sleep problems.” Though it’s possible to keep this pace up for a bit, eventually things start to catch up. These problems become more chronic and start to take their toll on our systems in the form of diabetes, obesity and depression. Achieving that balance

One way to achieve a worklife balance, Beuermann-King says, is to talk with your employer about their wellness policies. Ask about their thoughts on vacation time and how they make sure employees don’t get burned out. Be aware that talking with your employer about their wellness policies is just one step of the process, though. You still need to be making sure that you’re eating properly, getting enough rest and being active to keep your body and mind healthy. Vacation deprivation and new grads Vacation deprivation is when

you’re not using all of your vacation time or when you feel as though you don’t have enough time off. According to the study, vacation deprivation rates were highest in young Canadian workers. Beuermann-King believes the younger generation is feeling it the most because we’re new to the workforce and haven’t accumulated very much time off yet. We also have a very different view of the workplace than older generations. TalentEgg.ca is Canada’s leading job site and online career resource for college and university students and recent graduates.

Sun, sand and sanity

Here are just some of the ways that vacation deprivation can negatively affect a new grad personally and professionally: • Decrease in creativity and productivity • Becoming short-tempered

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• @mrooolf: Water, fruit, and a little pump up music always does the trick!

• @danhybro: Chatting it up with a coworker or take a coffee break. #workslikeacharm

• @rosieehales: Try working on something different for a bit or get some fresh air! If all else fails then I hit the coffee. #QuestionoftheDay

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Hello, my name is Future Hire A meeting of mass construction. How to make the very most of your first conference experience Jessica Cruz

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The word conference sounded nerve-wracking, intimidating and “too professional” to me as a fresh university student. In second year, I received a Facebook event invitation from a student group hosting a conference at our school. My first thoughts were about business suits, business cards and business etiquette — no place for a second year communications and writing student like myself. The conference tagline emphasized entrepreneurship, business and technology. None of my friends wanted to go, so I decided to let the opportunity pass. A few days later, I opened an email in my inbox that mentioned free tickets to the conference. I emailed back, not knowing the new doors that would soon open. Luckily, I knew a few of the conference committee members, who introduced me to other people. I picked up a name tag, registration bag and schedule. I looked at the schedule. There were different categories in different rooms with different breakout sessions including marketing, entrepreneurship and design. Their sponsors list also showed

companies in fields I was interested in. I planned my day based on the speaker profiles and learned many new things during the day.

give your contact information during quick interactions as chances are other people may swarm the person you talked to.

Networking The important thing is to ask questions. At first, I talked to everyone and gave them all my business card and added them all on LinkedIn. Over the past couple of years, I have learned to maintain contacts with a small number of people (as they say, “quality over quantity”). It never hurts to start up a conversation with the speakers, employees or other conference delegates. Everybody attended for a reason and you never know who can help you. The key is strategic networking and singling out which companies and resources will be most beneficial.

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Veggies take centre stage on the grill Roasted Garlic 1. Heat grill to medium, with one side prepped for indirect heat.

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top of garlic head. Set garlic, cut side up, on large square of foil. Drizzle with the olive oil, then wrap foil up and over the garlic to form a loose packet.

3. Set garlic over cooler side of

3. In bowl, mix vinegar, olive

oil, rosemary and a bit each of salt and pepper. Add pepper strips, turning to coat, and set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

the grill and cook 40 minutes, or until the cloves are goldenbrown and soft. Remove from the grill and let cool. To remove the cloves, simply squeeze the entire head (or each clove) and the cloves should pop out of their skins. Set aside until ready to make garlic mayo.

4. When ready to grill, return the grill to high heat.

Sandwiches Prepare and heat a gas or charcoal grill for high heat, direct grilling.

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Place red and yellow bell peppers on grill grate and cook, turning frequently, until skin is charred all over, about 5 minutes per side. Use tongs to remove peppers from grill and place in a large bowl. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Set aside for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, the skins should slip easily off the peppers. Slice them open, remove the seeds, then cut into large strips.

Grilled Veggie Sandwich with Roasted Garlic Mayo

Shake all liquid ingredients except soda water and strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a basil leaf and a lemon wheel.

Grill the mushrooms, gill side up, for 8 to 10 minutes, then flip and grill for another minute, or until completely tender. Grill the zucchini slices for 3 minutes per side.

7. Split rolls in half. Brush the

cut sides lightly with oil. Place cut side down on grill for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. This recipe serves six. matthew mead/ the associated press

mayonnaise, then layering on the mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, basil leaves and cheese. Season with salt and pepper,

Dinner. Rotini with Pesto 1. Bring a large pot of water

to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. While pasta is cooking, in a large skillet, sauté tomatoes in 1 tablespoon olive oil. 3. Combine all dry ingredients, including garlic, in

blender. Pulse for 10 seconds or until finely chopped.

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oil and a few ice cubes slowly to create the pesto. Place pesto in bowl and add 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid. Drain pasta and toss with pesto and tomatoes. Top with shredded

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Jays collapse in sixth straight loss

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Emile Griffith

Former world champ dead at 75 Emile Griffith, the elegant world champion whose career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Bennie Paret in a 1962 title bout that darkened all of boxing, died Tuesday. He was 75. Griffith struggled with pugilistic dementia and required full-time care late in life. He was the first boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands to become world champion and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990. Griffith knocked out Paret on March 24, 1962, in the 12th round to regain the welterweight title. Paret went into a coma and died from his injuries 10 days later. Sports Illustrated reported in 2005 that Griffith may have been fuelled by an anti-gay slur directed at him by Paret during the weigh-in. Over the years, Griffith described himself at various times as straight, gay and bisexual. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Ticats release trio following big loss Linebacker Markeith Knowlton, the CFL’s outstanding defensive player in 2010, was released Tuesday by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Also let go were defensive backs James Patrick and Terrance Parks. The moves come following Hamilton’s lopsided 37-0 road loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday. The Ticats (1-3) host Saskatchewan (4-0) at Alumni Stadium in Guelph, Ont., on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Players rub salt on Braun’s ‘black eye’ MLB. Colleagues not jumping up to defend former NL MVP Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping. Now they are demanding even stiffer suspensions for those caught cheating. “It’s a new generation of athletes that are standing up,” Travis Tygart, chief executive of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, said Tuesday. “The culture’s been flipped on its head.” When Ryan Braun accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension Monday rather than fight Major League Baseball over evidence he used performance-enhancing drugs, fellow players appeared tired of those who cast shadows on the sport. “They’re lying to the fans,” Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson said. “They’re lying to their teammates. They’re lying to their GMs, their owners, and they’re going to get caught.” Skip Schumaker of the Los Angeles Dodgers said Braun let him down. “Watching him talk right now makes me sick,” Schumaker said. “I have an autographed Braun jersey in my baseball room that I’ll be taking down. I don’t want my son identifying what I’ve worked so hard to get to and work so hard to have — I don’t want him comparing Braun to me.” Matt Kemp of the Dodgers, who finished second to Braun in the 2011 NL MVP vote, said the Milwaukee slugger should be stripped of the honour.

A statue of MLB commissioner Bud Selig sits outside Miller Park in front of a banner showing suspended Brewers star Ryan Braun on Tuesday in Milwaukee. MORRY GASH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A-Rod not out of the woods

New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez could face a much harsher penalty, a person familiar with the case said, speaking on condition of anonymity. • The Yankees anticipate Rodriguez could be accused of using PEDs over multiple seasons, of recruiting other

“We had conversations, and I considered him a friend,” Kemp said. “I don’t think any-

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athletes for the clinic, of attempting to obstruct MLB’s investigation, and of not being truthful in the past when discussing his relationship with Dr. Anthony Galea, who pleaded guilty two years go to a U.S. federal charge of bringing unapproved drugs from Canada into the U.S.

body likes to be lied to, and I feel like a lot of people have felt, betrayed.”

“In my opinion, he should be suspended — lifetime ban.” L.A. Dodgers outfielder Skip Schumaker, on Ryan Braun.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Braun was guilty. “You don’t accept a deal unless you’re guilty,” he said. “It’s another black eye for our game... There’s been a lot of scandals over the years, but you get tired of it,” Girardi added. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Riders reap rewards of 4-0 start

Darian Durant won offensive player of the week honours on Tuesday. GETTY IMAGES

Quarterback Darian Durant was named the CFL’s offensive player of the week after guiding the unbeaten Saskatchewan Roughriders to their fourth straight win. Durant had 347 yards passing and four TDs in Saskatchewan’s lopsided 37-0 home win over Hamilton on Sunday. The victory left the Roughriders (4-0) as the CFL’s only unbeaten squad. Riders linebacker Renauld Williams was named the top defensive player after recording two sacks and three

tackles against Hamilton. Williams, a former Ticat, leads the Riders in sacks with five. Saskatchewan receiver Rob Bagg captured top Canadian honours. The native of Kingston, Ont., had five catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns versus Hamilton. Calgary Stampeders kicker Rene Paredes is the top special-teams player for the second straight week. Paredes hit four field goals in a 38-27 win over Montreal and has made 37 straight attempts. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Adrian Gonzalez’s threerun home run keyed a four-run eighth inning Tuesday as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Blue Jays 10-9, sending Toronto to its sixth straight loss. Andre Ethier also homered in the eighth against Darren Oliver (3-2) and had three RBIs as the Dodgers erased an 8-3 deficit against a tired Toronto bullpen for their fifth win in a row.

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It may seem like a stretch, pardon the pun, but if you’re looking for more passenger room than a Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll be looking for a Dodge. The related Dodge Durango for 2014 actually uses the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s bones, but finds room to fit up to seven passengers versus the Jeep’s five. We told you it was a stretch. Actually, it’s a rubber-band-like 13-centimetre stretch between the front and rear wheels with 25 extra centimetres added between the front and rear bumpers. That’s enough to squeeze in three rows of seats with space left

over to tote a decent amount of groceries, sports equipment, luggage or what-have-you. The long-serving Durango was introduced for the 1998 model year as a truck-based sport-utility vehicle with bodyon-frame construction, but the vehicle switched to a unitized (frameless) design for 2011. At that point, Durango sales ballooned as buyers began to embrace the vehicle for its exemplary cargo and passenger-toting capabilities. The 2014 edition that arrives this fall is more of an update than a full-on makeover. In back, there are new tail light pods containing lightemitting diode (LED) running lights along with Dodge’s signature “racetrack” tail light system at the rear where an additional 192 LEDs fire up in milliseconds to keep inattentive tailgaters at bay.

Inside, there’s a new threespoke steering wheel and the instrument cluster has been reworked to accommodate the standard five-inch touch-screen info centre. Among the new options, second-row high-back bucket seats with an available full centre console can be ordered on all trim levels. The Durango’s engine compartment is familiar, with both the base 290-horsepower 3.6-litre V6 and the optional 360-horsepower 5.7-litre “Hemi” V8 returning for duty. All-wheel-drive remains standard, but the drive system you get depends on engine choice. The V6 uses a permanently engaged system that automatically varies the torque between the front and rear wheels, depending on where it’s needed. The AWD V8 comes with a part-time unit with a two-speed transfer case

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Without releasing specific numbers, Dodge claims that the new transmission will help increase the Durango’s overall fuel economy by about nine per cent, which should translate into a modest improvement for the V6’s current 13 l/100 km city rating and 8.8 highway, and the V8’s 16.6/10 numbers. Regardless of trim level, the Durango continues to deliver a level of ruggedness, interior capacity and outright performance swagger that few $40,000 to $50,000 sport utility vehicles can match at any price. And in terms of passenger count, it even outdoes the Grand Cherokee.

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Canadian inventor Alastair Loughlin has a thing for cars and trivia and has managed to combine both of his interests in The Ultimate Auto Trivia Game, which is marketed by his company, Mindbusters Leisure Products. According to Loughlin, this multi-player roll-the-dice-type game tests the knowledge of players of all ages with 2,000 multiplechoice questions relating to “virtually every automobile ever manufactured.” This includes testing a player’s knowledge of antique and classic cars as well as vehicles never sold on this continent (those would presumably be the harder questions). The Ultimate Auto Trivia Game sells for $20 US (plus $13.50 for shipping and handling) and can be ordered at mindbustersgames.com.

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Toyota takes rare outside punt. Former GM man Hogan appointed director Mark Hogan, a former General Motors Co. executive tapped to join the Toyota board as a director, sees his appointment as a sign of change at the Japanese automaker and hopes he’ll play a role in the company becoming less insular and quicker in decision making. Hogan’s appointment, announced in March and approved by shareholders last month, is the first time in Toyota’s 76-year history that it has appointed a director from outside the company. His arrival underlines efforts at Toyota Motor Corp. under President Akio Toyoda to become more international, transparent and nimble in regional markets, as it recovers from recent difficult years, including a massive recall fiasco in the U.S. “I give Akio a lot of credit for having the leadership to do that,” he told reporters Tuesday at Toyota’s Nagoya office. “I see my role as listening to global voices outside

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“I see my role as listening to global voices outside of Japan and sharing insights that will help Toyota respond more quickly to changes in society.” Mark Hogan, Toyota’s latest director and the first one in 76 years to be appointed from outside the company

of Japan and sharing insights that will help Toyota respond more quickly to changes in society,” Hogan said. When asked if he would have advised Toyota do anything differently during the massive recall crisis in the U.S. five years ago, Hogan stressed recall woes were not unique to Toyota but spanned the entire auto industry in recent decades. He said the lesson learned for Toyota was that a crisis needs a speedy response. the associated press

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Suzuki’s new 4x4 set for Europe Suzuki has a new 4x4 crossover on sale in Europe later this year. The latest SX4 has grown in size and now rivals Nissan’s Qashqai. Called the SX4 S-Cross, it’s available in 2WD and 4WD versions and there’s a choice of 1.6-litre petrol or 1.6-litre diesel engines. Both versions have low CO2 emissions and high fuel economy (110g/km of CO2 with 4.2l/100km for the 1.6-litre DDiS 2WD)

Think you know limos? Think again If you’re in the market for a limousine and you think that they’re just not quite fast enough, the latest S63 AMG S-Class may interest you. Powered by an AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine with an output of 593PS zero to 100 km/h takes as little as four seconds thanks to an efficient drive system and 100 kg less weight than the last generation model. metro

Pope Francis’ Focus is on a low profile

What does the pope drive in when the popemobile just isn’t practical? You may have already heard that Pope Francis prefers a more practical way of life to all of the pomp and circumstance that usually surrounds the Vatican. So, when he recently headed to his summer retreat, he travelled in a Ford Focus. Still, it wouldn’t be accurate to say the pontiff has “driven a Ford lately.” His holiness has a driver. ford photo: torstar news service, photo of pope: getty

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Fix your car by phone? I wouldn’t rule it out Driving force. Automakers putting safety first as they try to fully merge technology into the driving experience Jil McIntosh

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As people become increasingly connected through their smartphones, automakers are working to ensure that their vehicles are part of the process. While Bluetooth phone pairing is now commonplace in cars, and some vehicles

can access information and applications from drivers’ smartphones, there will be much more integration in the future, according to Tim Reuss, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. “People don’t want their virtual lives interrupted when they’re in a car,” Reuss says. “They expect the seamless experience in the car that they get from their device. But as we figure this out, it all has to be safe, so you’re not driving down a German autobahn at 240 km/h while updating your Facebook.” The automaker is working with BlackBerry and other companies to develop connectivity technologies, which could include wireless systems

Stats say keep on rockin’ at the wheel Musical taste reflects style of driving. Folk fans stay out of trouble, rockers never crash while rap and dance enthusiasts are likely to crash and cry

built into the car, or applications that the car accesses through the owner’s phone network. The greatest challenge is development time. An entirely new or redesigned car model can take as long as seven years to engineer and develop from start to finish, while new connectivity software could be ready in just months. In effect, carmakers have to plan their vehicle designs to accommodate technologies that haven’t yet been developed, because current

software and devices could be outdated or even obsolete by the time the car is ready for the showroom. “We need interaction with companies like BlackBerry and others to figure this out as we go forward,” Reuss says. “There are ways to do it, and not everything needs to be in the car. We need the interface.” In the future, the automaker might be able to contact the car through the system if the customer authorized it, performing such wire-

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One of these things is not like the others “(Co-driver) Katherine (Legge) and I call it our little baby.” You’d think those closely-spaced front tires aren’t going to give you much cornering bite, but you’d be wrong. Meyrick says it’s actually a pleasure to drive, mostly because it’s so light. “It changes direction eas-

Autopilot. Nissan’s DeltaWing exits early but wins more fans at Canadian racing debut Auto pilot

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If you’ve ever wondered, like I have, what the world’s most interesting man might drive if he raced cars, then wonder no more. The answer is Nissan’s DeltaWing, the world’s most interesting racing car. DeltaWing made its Canadian racing debut at last weekend’s ALMS series stop at Mosport (now officially called Canadian Tire Motorsport Park). As predicted, it immediately became the crowd favourite, from when it first showed up at practice Thursday morning to when it retired early, on lap 15, during Sunday’s race. The early retirement, due to low engine oil pressure, was a shame, because the first of its co-drivers, Andy Meyrick, had DeltaWing running second at the time and looking really good for a strong finish, something that’s been hard to come by this season for DeltaWing. Of course, DeltaWing gets its notoriety from being “not like the others.” DeltaWing looks like a rocket laid sideways — small front, big rear. Most racecars look like they’re ready to eat corners. The DeltaWing looks like it would rather not turn, thank you. It looks the way it does because of its unique mission — to win endurance races by using half the

ily, and you don’t get the huge weight distribution and subsequent pitch in the car. So (you) just have to get used to how it feels. Very nimble. And with low drag we keep accelerating all the way down the straightaway.” Racing DeltaWing is certainly challenging in one regard — it’s still a

“DeltaWing really challenges the way we go racing,” says Meyrick. So while DeltaWing may now challenge our conception of a go-fast car, who knows how “normal” it might become in the future. Notes Meyrick: “The numbers speak for themselves and the fans love it.”

work in progress, and in need of constant development. But Meyrick says the team enjoys the challenge and believes the process ultimately makes the team and the car stronger. It looks different, but Meryrick notes that many of history’s greatest racecars have also challenged conventional views — it’s what they do.

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This isn’t your daddy’s driveway Autoknow. The choice between concrete, asphalt and pavers is just the beginning as new application methods provide custom looks without the custom price todd burlage

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Bart Tragesser remembers a time not long ago when a driveway decision was as easy as black and white: asphalt or concrete? What’s your pleasure? These two surface staples still rule new driveway construction. But creative competition among installers has transformed a mundane route from the street to the garage into a personalized and beautiful gateway to the home. “The driveway is becoming more of a show piece,” said Tragesser, owner of Universal Services, driveway installation experts in northern Indiana. “The driveway is the first thing you see, so you want it to look nice. It’s a first impression of your home and property.” And Tragesser is quick to point out that today’s driveway isn’t your daddy’s driveway. Pavers bricks, decorative stamping, colour treatments, and even eco-friendly permeable surfaces are all part of today’s surfacing and construction catalogue. Rounded corners, colourful edges, raised borders and broom finishes are other decorative touches that are becoming popular in modern driveway replacement or new construction. Esthetic options increase every year, but Tragesser said a few old-school rules remain unchanged for driveway longevity and reliability. Without

good drainage, quality fill and well-compacted soil underneath — and proper reinforcement within the surface above — a driveway will die a quick and flaky death. “And nothing looks worse than to have a few sections of the driveway that are settled or raised or falling apart,” said Tragesser, pointing out that a new driveway should last at least 20 years with little or no deterioration. Cost considerations are obviously critical in any driveway decision; the fancier the look, the bigger the bill. So let’s look at the pros, cons and prices of some popular paving options. Of course, costs vary by region or country and are influenced according to market prices for petroleum and other surface ingredients.

Pros: Minimal maintenance; durable surface for heavy vehicles; easy to clear snow from. Cons: Vulnerable to cracking and chipping; stains and pits easily; becomes slippery in snow. STAMPED ASPHALT Growing in popularity, this process adds patterns and colours to the asphalt for decorative purposes, without compromising the quality and durability of the surface. Cost: About $5 to $8 per square foot. Maintenance: Resealing every two to three years; recolouring every five to seven years.

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is poured conventionally, then stamped and coloured to create the look of brick or stone. Cost: About $10 to $14 per square foot. Maintenance: Periodic resealing every 3-5 years. Pros: Low maintenance; long life span; esthetically pleasing; many style and colour options. Cons: Vulnerable to settling and cracking; slippery when wet; higher cost than most other surfacing styles.

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and rough finish that helps to hide chips, yet is smooth enough to clear snow from. Cost: About $8 to $10 per square foot. Maintenance: Periodic resealing every three to five years, or as needed. Pros: Rough surface provides traction in ice and snow; can easily be coloured for improved appearance.

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March 21 - April 20 Don’t reveal too much about what you are planning. Certain things should remain a secret, no matter how much you might want friends to know. Don’t clam up completely but be careful what you say.

April 21 - May 21 As Venus, planet of love and beauty, is moving through the most dynamic area of your chart, you can be sure that opportunities to be creative and to have fun will come thick and fast. Don’t ignore them.

Gemini

May 22 - June 21 Family problems are not nearly as bad as you think. A little more understanding on your part will go a long way towards healing emotional rifts.

Cancer

June 22 - July 23 There is something you need to let go of, something that has become a burden. What that something is only you know for sure but now is the time to get rid of it. You will feel an incredible sense of release.

Leo

July 24 - Aug. 23 Sit back and marvel at all the wonderful things that come your way. Even when you do have to make an effort, helpful activity in the money area of your chart will make it easy for you to turn ideas into cash.

Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 You want to indulge, and there is no reason why you should not. Take care you don’t indulge to an extent that leaves nothing to yearn for tomorrow. You can have too much.

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Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 You have so much to look forward to, so much to be happy about, so try to be a bit more relaxed. Sometimes you can be a bit too serious, a bit too tense. Lighten up. Life is supposed to be enjoyed.

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47. Rocky Mountain ledge grazer which is Alberta’s provincial mammal: 2 wds. 51. Sound system sort 54. Midweek day, for short 55. Street surfacing 56. Psychedelic light, __ lamp 57. Eggs: French

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59. Fury 60. Prayer sign-off 61. Egypt’s river 62. Title-starter of a Shakespeare play 63. Grand __, ON 64. Pretoria’s locale, _. __. 65. Labouriously makes a living

Down 1. Gets to 2. Music genre, __ Contemporary 3. Joni Mitchell song: “Big __ __” 4. Mr. Mineo 5. George Harrison hit: “__ __ Mind Set on You” 6. __-__-fame

7. Debit card holder’s li’l code 8. Well-intentioned sort 9. Days: French 10. Taj†Mahal’s site 11. Exhausted 12. Moray-like 17. Back talk 22. Canada, __ and Free

24. Filmmakers Joel and Ethan, __ Brothers 25. T-Bird member in “Grease” (1978) 26. Exploding devices 29. Mike Myers SNL sketch, “__ __ with Linda Richman” 30. ‘Chick’ suffix 31. Jamie of “M*A*S*H” 32. Takes for agents, for short 33. Sure-saying sailor 34. Moor shrub 37. RCD = Royal Canadian __ 39. Alphabetic sequence 42. Scandinavia-set epic tale 46. Palm places, puny-ly 47. Kraft, Aero or Tide, etc. 48. Look up 49. Bird of Jove 50. The Canadian __ (News agency) 51. Concrete chunk 52. Gentle 53. Balanced 58. Shuffled up vowels 59. “Norma __” (1979)

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Feb. 20 - March 20 You may not want to ask for assistance but you know you must. With Venus now moving through the partnership area of your chart, you will get all the help you need — and then some. SALLY BROMPTON

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Across 1. Golden sunburst beams 5. Commissioner Gordon’s force in comics [acronym] 9. Green hue 13. “I had no __.” (Really?) 14. Mixture 15. S-shaped moulding 16. Period of calmness 17. Was a bee, used its pain-inflicter 18. River of Russia 19. M’s spelled-out preceder 20. Friend: French 21. Actress Gail 23. TSX company identifiers: 2 wds. 27. Problems 28. Fuss 29. Eating-spot-withtrays, for short 32. Eucharist bread plate 34. Poet of ancient Greece 35. Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar-winning role, __ Mae Brown 36. Movie poison 38. More concise 40. __-Mex (Cuisine style) 41. Zodiac creatures 43. Bid 44. __ Lanka 45. Actress Ms. Hudson 46. Bigger than big

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Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 If you are happy on the inside you will be happy on the outside, so think only loving, happy thoughts over the next 24 hours. Look on the bright side in everything you do.

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SHOP ONLINE AT KINGSWAYTOYOTA.COM Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. All vehicles were available at time of printing. Prices and payments are plus GST. Stock number 3CA8589A $10,300 over 36 months at 4.99% $148 bi-weekly COB 831. Stock number 3TA3878A $14,700 over 48 months at 4.99% $161 bi-weekly COB $1583. Stock numbers 12B8785B, 7B0531, 3RA4030A, 8B9368, 8B9186, and 3RA5881A payments are based on 4.99% over 60 months. Stock number 12B8785B $7600 over 60 months at 4.99% $70 bi-weekly COB $1050. Stock numbers 8B8236 and 3RA5156A are based on 4.99% over 72 months. Stock number 8B8236 $27800 over 72 months at 4.99% $209 bi-weekly COB $4459. Stock numbers 3VE9333A and 13B0173 are based on 4.99% over 96 months. 3VE9333A $15800 over 96 months at 4.99% $94 bi-weekly COB $3465. Stock numbers 3MA5532A 3RA3529B 10B0098 10B9618 3RA3879A 10B6084 10B9195 10B2336 10B4927 10B1033 3TA5809A 3RA2034A 11B5136 3RA6315A 3SI1166A 11B3888 11B8632 11B4744 12R1370 12B6898 3VE6209A 12B3319 are based on 4.99% over 84 months. Stock number 3MA5532a $9300 over 84 months at 4.99% $63 bi-weekly COB $1807.


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