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Edmonton police have charged two men after a prominent Edmonton businessman was allegedly abducted, assaulted and threatened. According to court documents, Alexander Davidoff — the president of Glenora Skyline Development Corp. and Design Jewellers — was kidnapped on Sunday. Court documents allege the suspects threatened to kill Davidoff and his grandchildren if he didn’t provide money. The 62-year-old was located early Tuesday at a home in Sherwood Park by EPS Robbery

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the case but noted police hadn’t yet had a chance to interview Davidoff extensively. “He had been missing for over a day’s period, so he hadn’t had any sleep and we’re not sure how much he had been able to eat and drink. He wasn’t in a position where he was able to provide us with an interview at this point in time,” Owen told media. Owen wouldn’t elaborate on the motive behind the alleged kidnapping. He said the kidnappers knew Davidoff, whose company is developing a three-tower highrise project in Glenora. Raheel Khalon, 26, and David Chipere, 41, have been charged with kidnapping, extortion, unlawful confinement, assault causing bodily harm and three counts each of uttering death threats. Chipere was also charged with breach of recognizance.

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Homicide victim identified More than 48 hours after her body was found, Edmonton police have released the identity of the city’s 14th homicide victim. Yeny Alfaro, 26, was found dead in a trailer on Sunday at the Oakridge Mobile Home Park. Police remain tight-lipped about other details of the case, including a possible suspect and the cause of death. On Tuesday, police said a suspect “has been identified.” On Wednesday they had no further updates on the suspect’s identity or whether that person is in custody. ANNALISE KLINGBEIL/METRO

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Patient care is being compromised because of AHS staffing changes, nurses say, and they took that message to the public on Wednesday with an information picket at University of Alberta Hospital. Organized by the United Nurses of Alberta, the rally saw nurses, their families and politicians wave at passing cars honking in support of keeping RNs and LPNs at their jobs. The union says the province plans to replace many nursing positions with unregulated health-care aides. “We’re the heart of the hospital. Nurses shouldn’t disappear,” said Regina Garcia, an RN on a medicine ward at U of A Hospital. Rotating pickets are planned through the summer and fall at various health-care sites.

Mayor Stephen Mandel said he’s not concerned about potential cost escalation on the arena, because it’s such a large project and not similar to the work that will need to happen in southern Alberta. “This is major construction. Down there you have a lot of horrific events, but not the kind of the size of building this is.” Kushner said major civic projects usually need equipment and supplies that aren’t ordered that often, so they are unlikely to see sudden price spikes. “It’s not necessarily the kind of equipment that is going to have a huge run on it,” he said.

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Trapped fitness class members waited 48 minutes for police 911 call. Police defend the long wait, noting they had a homicide, suicidal person and shift change to deal with Annalise Klingbeil

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Edmonton police are defending their actions after they say it took officers 48 minutes to respond to a 911 call from a woman whose fitness-class participants were being harassed by two drunk men. In a letter sent to media, Cheryl Schneider said two inebriated men entered the class she was teaching in the basement of the North Millbourne Community League hall around 6 a.m. on Monday.

After the men were guided upstairs and the door was locked, they began to kick and bang on the door and shout profanities. In the letter, Schneider wrote that she called 911 four times before police arrived and was told to be patient because staff were in the middle of a shift change. Schneider wrote that as the two men beat the door for more than 40 minutes, the six women and one man in the class were “literally held hostage waiting for the promised officers.” When the commotion stopped around 7 a.m., Schneider said she discovered the men had barricaded the adults in the building using a piece of wood. Police responded to the complaint on Wednesday afternoon and said the matter is under detailed review because an official com-

plaint has been filed. Insp. Blair Edl said while it took police 48 minutes to arrive, they “feel that we got to the situation as quickly as we possibly could have.” Const. Rayanne Knox said when the 911 call came in several other events were underway in the southeast division, including a homicide and a suicidal person. “We empathize with the complainant and understand how concerned she and the men and women who were in the hall at the time must have felt,” Knox said. Edl said the call was a non-emergency call. “Had the call escalated to where the person had safety issues or there certainly was a crime in progress, the priority would have been raised and we would have attempted to respond sooner,” he said.

Insp. Blair Edl and Const. Rayanne Knox with the Edmonton Police Service spoke to media on Wednesday afternoon. Annalise Klingbeil/metro

Meat for Dinner back on grill after bylaw setback

The restaurant is proposed to go into this vacant storefront beside The Next Act pub. If the bylaw changes are approved, the owners hope to start renovations in October. Ryan Tumilty/Metro

A proposed Whyte Avenue BBQ restaurant stymied by zoning rules could rise from the ashes under proposed bylaw changes going to the public next week. The owners of The Next Act on 104 Street, just north of Whyte, had proposed opening Meat for Dinner in the empty storefront next door. While the city’s development officer was willing to waive parking restrictions, an appeal from a neighbour-

ing business had that decision overturned. The proposed changes will eliminate those parking restrictions. Mike Rebalkin, one of three owners of the new restaurant, said they were stunned when the appeal scuttled their plans back in May but are glad to be back on track. He said they’ve already done work to get the space open and will start construc-

tion as soon as the bylaw changes are passed. “We sent our owner and head chef to Georgia and did a BBQ school already,” he said. Coun. Ben Henderson said he’s pleased to see the project move forward. He said this case highlighted a problem with the development rules, but now they should be able to work around it. “Hopefully it’s just a small adjustment that allows something to continue to happen

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Edmonton songstress to school bullies ‘Fall Back’. Music video’s theme based on anti-bullying The school where she was bullied was the perfect location for an Edmonton singer, songwriter and dancer to film an anti-bullying music video. ESMA, who graduated

from J. Percy Page High School in 2006, returned to the Mill Woods school on Tuesday to film the music video for her single Fall Back. ESMA said the inspiration for the song came from Amanda Todd, a B.C. teen who committed suicide in October after being bullied online. Filming the video, alongside more than 100 extras and dancers of all ages, gen-

ders and ethnicities, was an “amazing experience,” said ESMA. “It was a dream come true, I don’t mean to sound cheesy.” In addition to remembering her own experiences with bullying while shooting the video, ESMA said several parents and kids shared their experiences with her during filming breaks.

The pop artist said while cyberbullying didn’t really exist when she was in school, she was bullied, verbally and through text messages, because she loved fashion and makeup. The Edmontonian hopes the video, which has the support of Amanda Todd’s Mom Carol Todd, will be released this fall. Annalise Klingbeil/METRO

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The latest acquisition to the Royal Alberta Museum — two rare and historically significant plates — come with a side of serendipity. Depicting the 1860s Western Canadian journey of wealthy British tourists Milton and Cheadle, the fine bone china plates are a contrast to the challenging conditions experienced by the travellers. The plates feature textured gold lattice, delicate hand-painted images and even a few cut marks. “I can’t believe people actually ate dessert off these plates — they’re so rare,” said Peggy Ferguson-Pell, president of the friends of the museum society, which donated the $16,000 plate called “Over the Mountain, Near Jasper House.” But it’s the other plate, “Our Party Across the Mountains,” that is the surprise find. After the museum bought the companion plate, it was discovered that Judy Half, the museum’s aboriginal liaison officer, is the Fatal collision

Trucker crossed centre line: RCMP An Edmonton trucker is facing charges of dangerous operation causing death and resisting a police officer, after a crash that killed a man west of Winnipeg. The charges follow a head-on crash Monday night involving a semi and a pickup truck on the TransCanada Highway. A 21-year-old Winnipeg man who was the lone occupant of the pickup died at the scene. The driver of the semi was treated for minor injuries and was arrested. RCMP say an investigation has determined the semi crossed the highway centre line prior to the crash. Randolf Enns, 33, remains in custody. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Judy Half, the RAM’s aboriginal liaison officer, with a historical plate she learned depicted an ancestor. Lucy Haines/Metro

fourth generation granddaughter of Louis “the Assiniboine” Patenaude — pictured on the plate as the expedition guide. Only 36 of the plates were ever made “This has made me implement my mom’s oral history,” said Half. “It’s good karma how the story is still alive today. It’s a small world.” Lucy Haines/for Metro

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It’s a mission to Mars but it doesn’t include a return ticket — and one Alberta man said that’s OK with him. Lloydminster oil-and-gas worker Paul Kroeker said he found the Mars One project’s website browsing online and immediately thought it would be a great experience. “It’s a chance to do something really important for the future of the human race,” Kroeker said via email. The project intends to establish a colony on the red planet, meaning any trip there would be a one-way voyage. Kroeker said that’s a concern but he thinks as long as the company plans for it, they will be ready for anything. He said his wife is less than impressed with the plan but he thinks he can change her mind. “She will just have to join me. I understand land is cheap there,” he said. Kroeker isn’t the only Albertan looking skyward. Cassandra Kirk, a 20-year-old

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By George, we’re famous! Royal baby shines light on Prince George, B.C. What does Prince George think of Prince George? “Well there’s always excitement around a new baby, especially one that shares your name,” said Shari Green, mayor of Prince George, B.C. On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their newborn son would be named George Alexander Louis — or just Prince George to his friends. Green said the royal bump couldn’t come at a better time. “We’re celebrating 100 years in city, 25 years of the Another show added

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Burka Avenger fights for girls’ education Pakistan. Cartoon sees superheroine fight to keep girls’ school open Wonder Woman and Supergirl now have a Pakistani counterpart — one that shows a lot less skin. Meet the Burka Avenger: a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial-arts skills who uses a black burka to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down her girls’ school. Sadly, it’s a scenario Pakistanis are all too familiar with. The Taliban have blown up hundreds of schools and attacked activists because they oppose girls’ education. Action in the Burka Avenger cartoon series is much more lighthearted. The bungling bad guys evoke more laughter than fear and are no match for the Burka Avenger,

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Premiers call for inquiry into missing aboriginal women Without a trace. 582 cases documented over the past 13 years: Native Women’s Association Provincial and territorial leaders threw their support Wednesday behind a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls, ramping up the pressure on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to follow suit. There was support for an inquiry among the premiers who met with aboriginal leaders Wednesday before the Council of the Federation meeting, said Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, who will chair the premiers’ summit on Thursday. She said violence against aboriginal women is an important issue that has touched every Canadian jurisdiction

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and is extremely important to all the leaders who attended the meeting. Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Newfoundland Premier Kathy Dunderdale were absent from the meeting, but both later went on record as supporting its outcome. They did so after Michele Audette, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, had said she interpreted their absence as a message of non-support for the inquiry. But Redford, who had been

Elder Walter Cooke, right, conducts the opening prayer for premiers and national aboriginal leaders during a meeting on Wednesday in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Aaron Lynett/the canadian press

in Toronto on matters related to Alberta’s flood aftermath, issued a statement saying she in fact supports the decision taken at the meeting. “I’m very pleased that pre-

miers were able to take this important step forward together today,” the statement said. And a spokeswoman for Dunderdale said in a statement that the Newfoundland

and Labrador premier supported the outcome of the day’s meeting and had been unable to attend because of a family emergency. the canadian press

Train derailment kills dozens

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment on Wednesday in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Antonio Hernandez/the associated press

A passenger train derailed Wednesday night on a curvy stretch of track in northwestern Spain, killing at least 40 people caught inside toppled cars and injuring more than 140 in the country’s worst rail accident in decades, officials said. Bodies were covered in blankets next to the tracks and res-

cue workers tried to get trapped people out of the train’s cars, with smoke billowed from some of the wreckage. Some passengers were pulled out of broken windows, and one man stood atop a carriage lying on its side, using a pickaxe to try to smash through a window. Images showed one car point-

ing up into the air with one of its ends twisted and disfigured, and another severed in two. The president of the region of Galicia where Santiago de Compostela is the capital said at least 40 people died. But the president of Galicia’s main court was quoted as saying 56 died. the associated press

Nutrition experiments

Aboriginal finding sparks national rallies Rallies are planned across Canada Thursday to draw attention to experiments conducted on aboriginals, and to demand the federal government release all documents that could reveal other such abuses. People concerned about the tests are expected to gather in seven cities to pray, talk and pressure Ottawa to provide all its information on residential schools to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Researchers in the 1940s knew the people they were studying were hungry, but instead of advocating they be better fed, they chose to use them to test the effects of different vitamins and minerals. the canadian press Tablet tussle

Google unveils new Nexus 7 Google is betting consumers will pay more for a sleeker, more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet as the Internet company escalates its rivalry with Apple and Amazon.com in technology’s key battleground — the mobile computing market. The fancier devices unveiled Wednesday in San Francisco will go on sale in the U.S next Tuesday in Google’s online store. the associated press


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Manure attack. Will this lawsuit pass smell test? The use of chicken manure to deter a homeless encampment is causing a new stink in Abbotsford, B.C. Several homeless people plan to launch lawsuits. They claim compensation after their property was lost or damaged when the excrement was spread over their campsite. They also accuse police of damaging tents.

Stephen Harper has more than 357,000 followers — well behind Barack Obama’s 33.5 million. twitter/screen grab

PM no Twitter twit, so who writes his tweets? Harper in 38th place. When it comes to 140 characters, Obama and the Pope are well ahead of him Tweet this, Twitter addicts: A new tally of Twitter use by world leaders ranks Prime Minister Stephen Harper in,

wait for it … 38th place. It says Harper has more than 357,000 followers — well behind the 33.5 million of U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis, at 7.2 million. The Twiplomacy study was conducted by the New York-based firm BursonMarsteller. “Prime Minister Harper was the fourth world leader

“They need a kick in the (butt) to get moving and that’s what we’re doing,” said Doug Smith, who plans to file a lawsuit over the destruction of his tent. Abbotsford’s mayor has apologized and said the city was “committed” to repairing its relationship with its homeless population. the canadian press

Wartime. Boy’s poignant plea to live on in bronze

to sign up to Twitter in July 2007 in the footsteps of @BarackObama,” its report says. “However, he only started to tweet in September 2008. “Although the tweets are written in first person he rarely writes the tweets himself.” The prime minister’s staff won’t reveal who actually does the tweeting.

New Westminster, B.C., is just an outstretched hand away from memorializing in bronze a famous Second World War moment. It plans to create a bronze of the photo Wait For Me, Daddy, showing a child reaching out to his father who was marching off to war. The bronze will be placed at the spot where the picture was taken in the city.

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Student tells of ‘lost childhood’ Ex-student Flora Northwest told the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that religious officials ruined her childhood. They took her from her parents, cut her hair and forced her to speak English, she told the commission, which is hearing from residential school survivors in Hobbema, an Alberta community wracked by the drug trade and deadly gang violence. the canadian press

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Battered Detroit wins one No lawsuits, please. Dramatic court ruling stops creditors from stopping mammoth bankruptcy

At last something’s gone right for Detroit. A federal judge agreed with the city on Wednesday and stopped any lawsuits challenging its bankruptcy. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes’ decision was a major victory for Detroit. The triumph was especially sweet after a judge last week said Gov. Rick Snyder acted illegally in approving the Chapter 9 filing. That ruling and others had threatened to derail the case. “If these actions are not stopped, the city would be irreparably harmed ... These litigants will have due process. They will have their day in court,” Detroit attorney Heather Lennox said during two hours of arguments by

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Union boss Dan McNamara talks to Detroit firefighters as a judge agrees to stop lawsuits. paul sancya/the associated press

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Michael Nicholson, general counsel for the United Auto Workers union, said he plans to review Judge Steven Rhodes’ order.

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Gay pride event met with violent protests Montenegro. Gay activists leave town by boat after rally for security reasons Several hundred people shouting “Kill the gays” attacked gay activists and clashed with police on Wednesday in a bid to disrupt 100 lawmakers freed

Police break siege of Bulgaria’s Parliament Bulgarian police on Wednesday broke up a blockade of Parliament and escorted out more than 100 lawmakers and ministers who had been trapped inside the besieged building for more than eight hours by protesters seeking to oust the left-leaning government. Police in riot gear pushed away the protesters and formed a corridor to allow those trapped since Tuesday to leave the

the first ever pride event in staunchly conservative Montenegro, which is seeking to improve its human rights record as it bids to join the European Union. Angry assailants threw rocks, bottles, glasses and various other objects — including chairs from local cafes — at several dozen flagwaving gay activists in the coastal town of Budva who building. Anti-government protests in Bulgaria’s capital have been going on for 40 days, and escalated on Tuesday evening as several hundred demonstrators trapped 109 people — including three ministers, some 30 lawmakers and their staff — inside Parliament. The appointment of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski as head of the national security agency sparked this wave of protests. The appointment was immediately revoked but demonstrators insist the government is corrupt and must resign. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pussy Riot parole denied Natalia Alekhina, the mother of jailed feminist punk band Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina, waves to her daughter as she appears on a TV screen in a courtroom in Perm, Russia, Wednesday. The court turned down an appeal by Alekhina against a previous court ruling that denied her an early release. She was not allowed to take part in person, but was allowed to speak on video-link. Alekhina has served a year and a half out of her two-year prison sentence and was appealing for parole. Alexander Agafonov/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Police pushed the attackers away and allowed the event to continue. Police said about 20 people have been detained. Some newspapers published mock obituaries for prominent gay activists ahead of the rally, while cafés in Budva stopped playing music for an hour on Tuesday in protest. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A protest turns violent during the first gay pride event in the Montenegrin seaside resort of Budva, Wednesday. Risto Bozovic/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Hezbollah chief fires a salvo at EU The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Wednesday ridiculed a European Union decision to place the group’s military wing on a terror list. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah accused the EU of capitulating to U.S. and Israeli pressures by blacklisting it. Nasrallah said the decision is “worthless” and

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So sorry. Forbes ID’s Irish prez as gay by mistake Financial news publisher Forbes says it’s apologizing to Ireland’s president for inaccurately describing him as gay in an online article. The New York-based media company pulled the piece from its website Wednesday and replaced it with an apology to readers and, indirectly, to President Michael

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Music to foodies’ ears. Live Nation will stick to locally sourced food at U.S. venues Concert promoter Live Nation is overhauling its U.S. concessions to serve only local produce and humanely-raised meats. Starting this week, all produce served at Live Nation’s 38 amphitheatres around the U.S. will be sourced from within roughly a 100-mile radius (about 160 kilometres) of each venue. Additionally, all meats will carry either Certified Humane, Global Animal Partnership or Animal Welfare Approved certification. The change will cost the company about an extra $1 mil-

lion US a year, but concertgoers won’t see that reflected in food or ticket prices, says Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino. He believes the goodwill generated by serving better food and supporting local farms will be compensation enough. The company has brought on celebrity chef Hugh Acheson as a consultant to help guide the changes. Acheson, an outspoken proponent of local and sustainable agriculture, is best known for appearances on Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef Masters. The Associated Press

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Don’t give Verizon special treatment, Rogers CEO says Big U.S. carriers like Verizon shouldn’t be allowed to buy new Canadian wireless firms at discount prices while the big domestic carriers are barred from the same opportunity, the CEO of Rogers said Wednesday. Rogers welcomes competition but wants a level playing field, Nadir Mohamed told analysts. The Canadian Press

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Social media. Far from being tech-challenged, demo ranks among ‘most social consumers you’ll meet,’ report says

Forget the outdated stereotype of the tech-illiterate soccer mom. Twenty-first-century moms are increasingly becoming one of the most digitally savvy cohorts in Canada, according to a recently released report backed by data from measurement firm comScore and online surveys. The 2013 Canada Social Mom report, published by the parenting website BabyCenter, calls today’s plugged-in moms “the most social consumers you’ll meet.” The report suggests 93 per cent of Canadian moms who use the Internet are logging into social networks every month. Tablet ownership among moms was up nearly 100 per cent in the past year. And mothers were found to be two and a half times more likely to prefer checking their social media feeds on a smartphone rather

than using a computer. Researchers have been watching Canadian moms dramatically increase their Internet usage for years now, but preconceptions that they’re not interested in technology

remain, said Gagan Sharma, research director for Mom Central Consulting, which has offices in Toronto, Boston and New York. “Despite the fact we see that moms are heavily engaged on-

Jane Austen will become the new face on England’s 10-pound notes. The Bank of England chose the chronicler of 18thcentury English country life as the new face of the note, bowing to critics who complained that the venerable institution was ignoring women on their currency. “Jane Austen certainly merits a place in the select group of historical figures to appear on our banknotes,” the bank’s new governor Mark Carney said

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Wednesday in a statement. “Her novels have an enduring and universal appeal and she is recognized as one of the greatest writers in English literature.” The controversy began earlier this year when the bank announced it would replace the 19th-century social reformer Elizabeth Fry with wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the five-pound note. Though Churchill is still revered for his Second World War leadership, the change led

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about how shallow the app is, but whatever — most deep relationships start in the shallow end, and if two people just want to fool around in the pool, laughing Danger in the face, more power to them. My only issue — and what made me think about dating shrinking — is that there is no risk on Tinder. The app lets you approach the most beautiful woman within 100 miles, and she can’t laugh in your face. She can screenshot you to Instagram, sure, but it doesn’t have quite the same impact. I remember how BIG dating seemed when I was in my early 20s. Asking someone out was an enormous mountain to climb — a difficult task when your palms are sweaty and you’re hyperventilating. So what’s it like for a young person now? How do relationships feel when so many are started online, before you’re as jaded as a 30-something? I’m not judging. I’m genuinely curious. Once I dreamed of putting my hand on the cheek of a beautiful woman, like Romeo and Juliet. Now I swipe my thumb across her face. Dating may be shrinking, but these are big thoughts for Lauren and I to consider. We’re going to be very happy together. Not her dog, though. I swiped it left. Clickbait

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Cassini spacecraft snaps our planet NASA has released a rare image of Earth and the Moon taken by a spacecraft orbiting Saturn. In the picture by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the planetary objects, shining as bright beacons from millions of kilometres away, appear as mere dots – Earth a pale blue and the moon a stark white, visible between Saturn’s rings. METRO

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Public waves from grand distance The photograph made on July 19 marked the first time people knew in advance that their long-distance picture was being taken. The public was asked to wave at Saturn after finding the ringed planet in their part of the sky, in an event scientist and Cassini imaging team leader Carolyn Porco described as an “interplanetary cosmic photo session.” METRO

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The Conservative government’s mismanagement of the North has made its cost of living soar and caused shortages of basic services, hurting families and jeopardizing the economic potential of the region. His bungling of adjustments to the federally-funded Nutrition North program has sent food prices skyrocketing, some reportedly as high as 250 per cent. Grossly inadequate housing has left too many without a place to live. Too many communities still lack access to fast, reliable Internet service, undermining business development and skills training. And a lack of basic health and mental

health services is undermining the foundations of communities — the very basis of their prosperity. With bountiful natural resources and a quickly growing population, the North is building a strong economy. Yet its full potential cannot be realized if families cannot afford healthy food, cannot find a place to live and cannot get the supports they need. Mr. Harper needs to be more than a tourist when he visits the North for his annual Arctic photo op later this summer. Yvonne Jones, MP Liberal Party of Canada Northern Development Critic Mary’s Harbour, N.L.

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Imagine being told you need to figure out how to display delicate and priceless pieces of art without actually touching or hanging the work until it’s ready to be presented to the public. The daunting task was posed to the Art Gallery of Alberta’s Laura Ritchie when she received word the gallery would be showcasing the coveted collection of Water Into Art: British Watercolours from the V&A, 1750. “We started planning 20 weeks out to cover a to-do list of about a million items,” says Ritchie, exhibition manager for the gallery. “We start with the esthetic presentation and how we were going to brand the show based on the works themselves. For Water Into Art, that meant playing on the time period by using a scripted font and detailing. These visual cues set the tone. It tells people what they can expect to be presented.” Water Into Art showcases some of the first watercolour art ever created from 18th century Britain. That’s why England’s lending institution, the Victoria and Albert Museum, includes a long list of requirements for gallerAGA Exhibition Manager Laura Ritchie meticulously planned the priceless Water Into Art presentation. ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA

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Breaking Bad pilot reading was rather rad Special tribute. Hollywood director and a cast of comic actors reprise the series’ pilot script at art museum in Los Angeles Ned Ehrbar

Metro World News in Hollywood

The stars and creator of Breaking Bad enjoyed a oneof-a-kind tribute from Jason Reitman, who directed a live read-through of the awardwinning series’ pilot script at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Tuesday evening with a cast of comic actors reinterpreting the roles created by writer Vince Gilligan. “They offered to tell me who was going to be doing the reading, but I decided I’d rather be surprised,” Gilligan told Metro earlier in the day. That proved more difficult when, hours later, Reitman announced the participants on Twitter. The Office star Rainn Wilson took on the lead role of Walter White, with Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo as Skyler, Paul Rust as Walt Jr., Chi McBride as Hank and Ellie Kemper as Marie. The reading’s clear standout, though, was Arrested De-

velopment star Mae Whitman in a gender-reversed casting Jesse Pinkman. Gilligan was joined in the audience by series stars Bryan Cranston (Walter), Aaron Paul (Jesse), Anna Gunn (Skyler White), RJ Mitte (Walt Jr.) and Laura Fraser (Lydia Rodarte-Quayle) as well as several of the series’ writers. “Usually when we do these readings, the people who were in them are longdead,” Reitman joked from the stage, explaining that the presence of Cranston, Paul and others was an added pressure. They needn’t have worried, though, as the show’s leads were by far the most appreciative audience members, with Paul doubling over with laughter throughout and leading a standing ovation when the reading was over. The read-through highlighted aspects of Gilligan’s script television viewers would be unaware of, with some surprisingly comical turns of phrase. When Walt’s anatomy fails to respond to wife Skyler’s overtures, for instance, Gilligan writes, “No mighty oak springs forth from the tiny acorn.” And for the montage sequence of Walt and Jesse cooking their first batch of crystal meth, Gilligan explains it as, “For those of us who grew up watching the

A-Team, this is that scene they’d always do where the A-Team builds a tank or a jet plane out of spare parts. Same feeling, same energy — except here our guys are making highly illegal drugs.”

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Jackman’s keeping the wolf from the door The Wolverine. Aussie star is back and darker than ever in the latest instalment of the comic book hero’s big screen adventures matt prigge

Metro World News in New York City

Hugh Jackman is a song and dance man, who regularly pops up in stage musicals and, with Les Misérables, film musicals, too. He’s even starred in Hugh Jackman… One Night Only, a one-man show of show tunes and recollections he will be bringing to L.A. this fall. But to most, he’s Wolverine, the decidedly un-exuberant, brooding mutant of the XMen franchise. Having explored his origins in the first solo Wolverine film from 2009, he put back on his claws and his pissy stare for The Wolverine, a spin-off that finds his anguished asskicker considering mortality while fighting ninjas, robot samurai and a she-lizard in Japan. Hugh took time from his busy schedule to chat with Metro. I heard you were a big fan of the Chris Claremont and Frank Miller run from the early ’80s, on which this was based.

I read that during the first X-Men and I always thought that was a great basis for a movie. After 13 years (the producers) agree with me. I love the backdrop. To me I want a character who symbolizes the anti-authoritarian. To go into the world of Japan with samurais is really fresh and different. Wolverine has to fight ninjas and samurai, not other mutants. What kinds of challenges does that give him? What’s really cool is the way they fight and the values, not just the training. It’s not just physical — it’s a control of the mind. I think to Wolverine, who is instinctive and animalistic and emotional, he just doesn’t think things through. It’s not like he’s fighting mutants. He’s fighting humans. This is more stripped-down and darker than the first solo Wolverine film. It is darker and I think it should be. Even in the storyline it’s a bit of a rebirth of the character. That character really is incredibly tense; he is darker. If there ever is an argument for an R-rated comic book movie it is probably Wolverine. We did actually discuss that. You seem like a nice guy. And you often play nice, more exuberant characters than Wolverine, who broods

and hates everybody. Acting always allows me to kind of explore other parts of myself and the human condition. Wolverine is something difficult for me to get back into because I’ve been playing him on and off for 13 years. James (Mangold, the director) was on me about being deep and more restrained and really highlighting the moment before he blows his top and then when he blows his top we earn it. Mangold tends to direct smaller films than this, like Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma and Kate & Leopold, in which you starred. What did he bring to this project? It’s the sixth time I played the role but it was never

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It was the luckiest thing that ever happened to me. Seven months before I really got brought in, someone else got the part and finally when things fell through for (Dougray) Scott, who was cast in another film. ... It just so happened that I was in L.A. that week. It was a lot of the skies certainly aligning.

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For his debut feature film Fruitvale Station, writer-director Ryan Coogler chose the true story of Oscar Grant, a young father in Oakland, Calif., who was shot and killed by transit police just minutes into New Year’s Day, 1999. The shooting — seen in cellphone-captured footage — sparked riots and protests, but Coogler saw in-

stead an opportunity to share Grant’s story with the world. How did you go about approaching this story and making the presentation of Oscar as accurate as possible? I had access to the public record documents from the trial, and that was what I based my first draft of the script off of; just tracing the events, tracing the character from that aspect. The next thing I had access to was the family. I had an open door with them. What I wanted to do was to tell the story through the scope of the people that knew him the best, and on that day there was a lot of domesticity to his day, a lot of time spent with his girl, his daughter and his mom. I wanted to get to his character really through those relationships.

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With the success of Fruitvale Station on the festival circuit, writer-director Ryan Coogler is seeing the world thanks to his films, but it used to be thanks to the films of others. “The first time I left the country was for a film festival when I was 21,” Coogler explains. “I would use film as a way to travel and a way to have experiences that I would never be able to have in the physical sense.”

How about the decision to open the film with the actual cellphone footage from the incident? My intention was to not show the footage ever in the film, but it had come up with my

editors. I was really apprehensive about doing it and I realized the reason why was because I didn’t need it. Because I’m from the Bay Area, I’d seen the footage so much, I didn’t need to see it. But they were saying how they didn’t know about this until they started to work on this project, and they thought it would be important to let the audience see what happened to him. And once we did it I realized that it played into a lot of the themes that went into making the film, the themes of proximity and how the movie’s about how something that happens to someone can effect you differently when you know the person versus when you don’t. It’s interesting how all the decisions that put Oscar on that train are made by other people in his life. It was something

Director Ryan Coogler, right, during the filming of Fruitvale Station. AP Photo

that came up in research, in talking to his family members because each one of them kind of blamed themselves for Oscar winding up on that train, winding up in that situation. (His mother) Wanda talked about how she recommend they take

BART as opposed to driving, and Sofina talked about how Oscar didn’t even want to go. He wanted to stay home that night because he was feeling kind of out of it, and she kind of pushed on him to get out and move about.


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Leto lets us in on his troubled, drug-fuelled past It turns out Jared Leto’s own teenage years were a lot more dramatic than what he played on My So-Called Life. In a Letter to my Younger Self for the U.K.’s Big Issue, Leto admits to a pretty rocky adolescence. “If I met the teenage Jared now the first thing I’d notice would probably be that my wallet was missing,” he writes. “I was in trouble quite a bit with the authorities, any person who

made rules or the law. Probably a lot of my behaviour was related to doing drugs.” Leto even cops to considering some different career paths. “I was at a crossroads in life when I was 16,” he admits. “I didn’t know I was going to be an actor. I thought it might be an artist or a painter. Or maybe a drug dealer. But I didn’t know which path I would take. It’s just fortunate that I chose one over the other.”

Bynes being held after fire incident in California Amanda Bynes’ return to California went south pretty fast, with the troubled actress detained by police and put on a 72-hour psychiatric hold after reportedly trespassing and setting a small fire on a neighbour’s property, according to police reports obtained by TMZ. “I see this girl with her pant leg on fire and a gas can trailing fire through the driveway,” local resident Andrew Liverpool tells E!

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This trend’s got staying power If you follow beauty blogs and magazines, you may have noticed that primers are the new “must” makeup artists swear by. We test out five to see which can stand the heat and humidity ROMINA MCGUINNESS

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By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Primer The press release says the formula will reduce enlarged pores. But after putting it on, mine still looked like gaping holes. The formula felt heavier than I expected, but it gets high marks for staying power. Twelve hours and a sweaty yoga class later, I still had a full face of makeup on. $59, spacenk.com

Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer

Benefit ‘That Gal’ Brightening Face Primer

Is that a glow I see? This primer brightened up my face and anchored down my BB cream, stopping it from sliding off my face. The texture is thick, but not porecloggingly so, and the formula, which includes shea butter, made my skin feel softer than usual. But I could do without the mattifying effect, which was too powdery for my taste. $32, esteelauder.com

I tried this on a bad skin day. I was looking a bit sallow. But after trying it on, my cheeks looked rosy. It also gave my skin a smooth surface, hiding my scars and minimizing the size of my pores. Come bedtime — even after I had washed my face — my skin hadn’t lost its glow. $29, benefitcosmetics.com

MAC Prep + Prime Skin Primer

Stila One Step Correct

Everything about this is shimmery — the packaging, tube and cream all contain glitter. So I expected this to give my skin a glow as well. No dice. But I liked that this primer made my skin feel smooth and oil free. However, it took me twice as long to wash my makeup off. $29, maccosmetics.com

This formula made my makeup look natural and healthy, leaving a dewy, smooth finish. And the colour correcting mousse managed to hide the stubborn red patches around my nose. Best of all, it lasted all day and I forgot I had anything on. $36, stilacosmetics.com

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All the comforts of a 5-star hotel Prepared. Staying in a one-star? We’ve got you covered

Your security Keep one of these in the bottom of your luggage; if feeling iffy about your security then pop it under the door while in your room.

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Hunting for inexpensive travel accommodations is getting easier with the trendy pod-style, micro-tiny hotels popping up in popular destination cities, as well as options of living in someone’s home from sites like AirBNB.com. But not all places have the comforts of a 5-star hotel; truth be told, most would get between one to three stars. But shared bathrooms, living in a stranger’s home and summer dorm rentals are a common and inexpensive way to see the world. Here’s a few travel companions to pack if adventuring out to stay at alternative accommodations. They’re guaranteed to help turn a two-star room into a five-star hotel experience.

Swann Door Wedge Stop Alarm, $13, CanadianTire.com

Stick a Bluetooth button inside luggage or attach to valuables and let your wireless device keep track of their travels. Stick-N-Find Bluetooth Location Tracker, $50/ 2 buttons, Brookstone.com

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Add a small bottle of water and rid any room of dry air.

Make the bed feel like home and bring your pillow case; a great idea for those with skin sensitive to certain fabric types or detergents. Bonus: it becomes your dirty laundry bag at the end of the trip.

Keep your clothes organized to pack in your luggage, then on display when you arrive.

Air-O-Swiss Ultrasonic Travel Humidifier, $70. TheBay.com

Create a relaxing scent in your room, no matter where you might travel. Escents Aromatherapy Hanging Tiny Diffuser, $17, Amazon.ca

Jetpack Compressible Packing Shelf, $40, HEYS.ca

Seasons Standard Flannel Pillowcases, $25/set, BedBathAndBeyond.ca

Never sure of a comfortable mattress? For minimal space and weight, bring your own mattress; layer it on top of your existing bed or on the floor. Its also a great way to fit extra guests in your room, saving more money.

Block out the lights of Broadway and the unfamiliar city sounds. Eye Mask with Earplugs, $8, Samsonite.ca

Freshen up your clothes with steam or quickly iron out the wrinkles. First-Class Folding Travel Iron and Steamer, $50, Rowenta.ca

Pakmat Airbed, $125, found at target.com

Quit playin’ games with your lawn: learn to landscape DIY ideas. Landscaping can be a big investment, so it’s important to determine what’s right for your yard before making any final decisions Plan for your next landscaping project with eight essential tips from Yardcore on DIY Network

Canada. 1) Set a boundary It’s important to define a border between your lawn and your garden using edging. This can be for esthetic purposes, as well as to keep grass from creeping into your flower beds. There are multiple options for edging when it comes to material and price, including a cheaper plastic or a more expensive steel or stone. 2) Water it down It’s crucial to make sure your

lawn gets enough water during hot summer months. Many simple irrigation systems include a timer feature that allows you to schedule when your lawn should be watered. 3) Keep it healthy Mulch is a protective covering that not only enhances the decor of your landscape, but also helps to maintain and enrich the soil by preventing the evaporation of moisture, controlling weeds and stabilizing soil temperatures.

4) Quality soil Investing in higher quality soil from the beginning makes it more likely for your plants to grow well and can prevent you from having to replace a cheaper option if the roots of your plant can’t penetrate the soil.

Consider the amount of sunlight your plants will receive when choosing what to plant and the location. If your plants receive too little light, they won’t thrive. On the other hand, if they receive too much light they may burn.

5) Drain away Spread a layer of soil in places where the ground is lower than usual in your planting space. This will help even out the soil and improve drainage.

7) Keep it well maintained It’s important to recognize how much time you are able to devote to maintenance of your yard. Certain features such as a pool, wood deck or large vegetable garden require a great

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• Landscaping can become an expensive undertaking. By keeping a budget and planning your projects before you execute, you’ll be able to determine what the best investments will be for your landscaping needs.

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Doing the chicken dance with some mushrooms and a lettuce bowl “(Lettuce Bowls with Shiitake Mushrooms and Hoisin Chicken are) a fast day version of a Chinese standard, and perhaps one for a day when you’re feeling frilly and creative,” writes Mimi Spencer in The FastDiet Cookbook. “You could add ... chopped water chestnuts for extra crunch — they’re barely a blip on the calorie radar.”

1. Heat a wok and spray with

oil. Add the ginger and garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds.

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Add the cabbage, carrot, mushrooms, and bean sprouts.

Stir-fry for 2 minutes, till the vegetables are just cooked but retain their bite. Season with pepper and add hoisin sauce.

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Add the shredded chicken and toss to mix.

4. Place 2 or 3 iceberg lettuce

leaves in a wide-rimmed cup, making a bowl effect. Spoon the chicken mixture into the bowl and serve with a scatter of toasted sesame seeds. all recipe text Copyright © 2013 by Mimi Spencer Ltd from THE FASTDIET COOKBOOK published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Ingredients • Spray oil • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger • 1 tsp minced garlic • 1/4 head Chinese cabbage, shredded • 1 carrot, julienned • Scant 2 oz (50 g) oyster mushrooms, chopped • Scant 2 oz (50 g) shiitake

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mushrooms, stemmed and chopped • Scant 2 oz (50 g) bean sprouts • Ground white pepper • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce • 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded • 2 or 3 iceberg lettuce leaves • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

This recipe is only 329 calories per serving. Copyright © 2013 by Romas Foord from THE FASTDIET COOKBOOK published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Skinny Bouillabaisse: keep rich flavour, cut back calories “My sister Debs is incredibly skilled in the kitchen, having trained in the world-renowned kitchens at Ballymaloe in Ireland,” writes Mimi Spencer in The FastDiet Cookbook. “This soup is designed to bring all the rounded, rich flavour of a traditional French fish stew to your low-calorie fast day soup bowl. ... Notice the calorie count. Sing.”

1. Heat the olive oil in heavybottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and fennel and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, till softened but not coloured.

2. Add garlic, ginger, chile, saf-

fron, and paprika and cook for 2 minutes more, till fragrant.

3. Stir in the tomatoes, stock, sugar, and bay leaf, scraping the pan with a wooden spoon to release any stickiness on the base.

4. Season and simmer for 20 to

25 minutes. Gently lower the fish, mussels, and shrimp into the soup, cover the pan, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes till the fish and shrimp are just opaque

Dr. Michael Mosley’s message is that it’s possible to lose weight and reduce your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, all while eating what you would normally eat five days a week. You simply cut your caloric intake two days a week — to 500 calories for women, 600 for men. The new book, The FastDiet Cookbook, which was written by Mimi Spencer with Dr. Sarah Schenker, boasts 150 carefully crafted, nutritious, low-calorie recipes that range from simple breakfast to suppers. Metro

Ingredients • 11/2 tsp olive oil • 1 onion, thinly sliced • 1 bulb fennel, trimmed and thinly sliced • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger • 1 red chile, finely chopped • A generous pinch of saffron threads • 1 tsp sweet paprika • One 14-oz (400 g) can diced tomatoes • 51/4 cups (1.25 liters) fish or

and the mussels have opened (discard any that have failed to open). Check the seasoning

vegetable stock • 1/2 tsp sugar • 1 bay leaf • Salt and pepper • 14 oz (400 g) white fish fillet, cut into chunks • 8 mussels, scrubbed • 8 large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on • A handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped • Lemon juice, for serving

and serve with a scattering of parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice to taste.

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Will injuries, PEDs end A-Rod’s career?

Murder case

Hernandez hearing delayed A judge on Wednesday gave prosecutors more time to present evidence to a grand jury in their murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez was in court for what was supposed to be a probable-cause hearing, but prosecutors said the grand jury is still considering the evidence against him. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Isaac lands on feet with Ticats Brandon Isaac wasn’t unemployed for long. The veteran linebacker signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Wednesday, a day after being released by the Toronto Argonauts. The signing comes a day after Hamilton released veteran linebacker Markeith Knowlton, the CFL’s outstanding defensive player in 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Eskimos coach Kavis Reed lays into quarterback Mike Reilly during Edmonton’s 31-21 loss last Saturday in Vancouver. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Doors closing on Eskimos, Alouettes? CFL. Powerhouses of past try to turn tide of early struggles on Thursday in Montreal These are strange days for the Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos. A decade ago, they were the cream of the CFL crop, meeting each other in three Grey Cup games in a four-year span from 2002 to 2005. Now, they are last in their divisions with 1-3 records. Both will be under pressure to win when the Eskimos and Alouettes meet Thursday night at Percival Molson Stadium, even if neither side will call it a must-win game. “We’ve been hearing a lot of

buzz from people thinking this is a win-or-die game and it’s not,” said Montreal defensive end John Bowman. “It’s Game 5, and we’ll approach it with that mentality. “We can’t make it bigger than it is because we’ve still got 13 games to play.” Edmonton coach Kavis Reed added, “We haven’t played a third of the season yet and the biggest focus is to get the two points.” It may be bigger than that for Montreal, where there has been speculation that a fourth loss in a row could lead to the firing of new coach Dan Hawkins, or his offensive co-ordinator Mike Miller, or both. The Als’ offence has shown only brief effectiveness as it struggles with a system devised by coaches with no CFL experi-

Still digesting the game plan

Brandon Isaac works out with the Ticats on Wednesday. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

“I think it’s going to start coming together pretty quickly now, and once that happens, I think we’ll be a tough team to stop.” Quarterback Mike Reilly, on the Eskimos’ sputtering offence.

ence. The positive side for Montreal is that the defence and special teams have been solid and have kept games close. The Eskimos aren’t getting blown out, either, but are coming off a pair of losses to the B.C. Lions. Quarterback Mike Reilly, still finding his feet as a starter, said his right elbow that swelled up against the Lions is fine. “We’re doing some positive things for a new offence with a new offensive co-ordinator,” Reilly said. “We’re learning from our mistakes and improving every week.” Montreal has been a thorn in Edmonton’s side in recent years. The Eskimos have lost six in a row to the Als and have not beaten them in Montreal since 2007. “Some say it’s time zones — we live in the second-largest country in the world,” Reed said. “But I think it’s more that if you talk about it a lot, it becomes part of your psyche. “History does not repeat itself unless you allow it to.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

Week 5 pick

Not much has gone right for the Als this season. After opening with a win over Winnipeg, Montreal has dropped three straight. Last week, the Als blew an early 24-0 lead in a 38-27 loss in Calgary. Montreal returns to Molson Stadium on Thursday night to face the Eskimos. Neither offence has done much this season, with the Esks averaging a league-low 17 points per game and Montreal ranked second-last at 21 points. But the Als are showing signs of life. Conventional wisdom suggests Calvillo and Co. are due to break out despite being 0-2 at home. Pick: Montreal.

SPORTS

Alex Rodriguez certainly leads the New York Yankees in headlines this season even though he hasn’t played a single major league game. Rodriguez faces discipline from Major League Baseball in its drug investigation, possibly up to a lifetime ban. “The likelihood of a severe punishment for Rodriguez is very high,” former commissioner Fay Vincent said Wednesday. The three-time AL MVP, who turns 38 on Saturday, is among more than a dozen players MLB has targeted following allegations they were linked to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Rory MacDonald grounds and pounds Che Mills during their welterweight bout at UFC 145 on April 21, 2012, in Atlanta. MacDonald takes on Jake Ellenberger on Saturday in Seattle. Getty IMages file

Jake ‘The Juggernaut’ Ellenberger has clearly won the prefight war of words. But Canadian welterweight Rory ‘Ares’ MacDonald is confident he will dominate when it counts — Saturday night in the cage. The charismatic Ellenberger has had a field day with the stone-faced MacDonald, using social media and chats with reporters to poke fun at his opponent. “He has been invented by the media and sold to the fans like a new Justin Bieber song,” Ellenberger offered in the buildup to their televised UFC fight at the KeyArena in Seattle. “This is not a Tears For Fears lookalike contest,” Ellenberger told a media conference call. “Rory: Welcome to “Chez’ Ellenberger”. Tonight’s special is CANVAS SANDWICHES served FACE DOWN. Bon’ appetit,’!” read one memorable

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I assumed he would. For me, I don’t take anything personally. Anybody can say anything about me. And what they think about me, I could care less.” MacDonald, a native of Kelowna., B.C., says he has no regrets about jumping into the fray. “It’s fun to give your opinion back. It gets people excited for the fight.” The Canadian Press

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Ellenberger tweet. “Rory MacDonald: somebody who’s been broken more times than the weekend curfew at the dorms at Vassar,” read another tweet. “McDummy. Bad News: Fighting Me. Good News: Handicapped Parking,” read another. “Which round is Rory getting melted? #YouChoose #UFConFox8,” Ellenberger said, upping the ante. That got MacDonald’s attention, promoting him to fire back on Twitter: “4some1 with such a week jaw u sure use it alot 2 talk s--t when ur done buildin ur self up ill b there 2send u back 2reality.” “McDummy,” Ellenberger tweeted back. “Unless you are using a unit of time as an adjective, the word is “weak”, not “week”, Stupid.” The fact MacDonald broke down and responded was exactly the reaction Ellenberger was after. “Every quick decision, especially in social media, is based emotionally,” said Ellenberger. “I think it’s funny, I do it for laughs. And he reacted the way

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Wednesday’s results Oakland 4 Houston 3 L.A. Angels 1 Minnesota 0 Cleveland 10 Seattle 1 L.A. Dodgers 8 Toronto 3 (10) Tampa Bay 5 Boston 1 Texas 3 N.Y. Yankees 1 Kansas City 4 Baltimore 3 Detroit 6 Chicago White Sox 2 Tuesday’s results L.A. Dodgers 10 Toronto 9 Boston 6 Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 5 Texas 4 Kansas City 3 Baltimore 2 Detroit 6 Chicago White Sox 2 Houston 5 Oakland 4 Minnesota 10 L.A. Angels 3 (10) Seattle 4 Cleveland 3 Thursday’s games — All times Eastern N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 9-6) at Texas (Holland 8-5), 2:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 10-7) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 7-4), 2:10 p.m. Houston (Bedard 3-7) at Toronto (Buehrle 5-7), 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 9-3) at Boston (Lackey 7-7), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Gonzalez 8-3) at Kansas City (Guthrie 9-7), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Wilson 10-6) at Oakland (Straily 6-3), 10:05 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 7-6) at Seattle (Iwakuma 9-4), 10:10 p.m.

Wednesday’s results Pittsburgh 4 Washington 2 Atlanta 8 N.Y. Mets 2 Milwaukee 3 San Diego 1 Philadelphia at St. Louis Miami at Colorado Chicago Cubs at Arizona Cincinnati at San Francisco Tuesday’s results Cincinnati 9 San Francisco 3 Pittsburgh 5 Washington 1 N.Y. Mets 4 Atlanta 1 San Diego 6 Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 4 Philadelphia 1 Miami 4 Colorado 2 Arizona 10 Chicago Cubs 4 San Francisco 5 Cincinnati 3 Thursday’s games — All times Eastern Atlanta (Wood 0-2) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 3-1), 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Burnett 4-7) at Washington (Gonzalez 7-3), 12:35 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 7-8) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-8), 2:10 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 2-1) at Colorado (Nicasio 6-4), 3:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Kendrick 9-6) at St. Louis (Lynn 11-5), 7:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 2-6) at Arizona (Miley 6-8), 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 9-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 8-2), 10:10 p.m.

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Aries

March 21 - April 20 If you approach a difficult task with confidence today, you will do an excellent job of it and impress a lot of people. But don’t go over the top and go around shouting what a winner you are. Be modest.

Taurus

April 21 - May 21 There are some annoying people out there and you must promise yourself that, whatever the provocation, you won’t lose your cool. If you do, you may lose other things too.

Gemini

May 22 - June 21 Your ideas may be good but you need to find ways to make them pay. It shouldn’t be difficult but bear in mind: some people will be negative, no matter how much you achieve.

Libra

Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 Everyone you meet seems determined to point out where you’ve been going wrong. But you don’t have to agree with them. Smile sweetly, nod in agreement then carry on doing what you’re doing.

Scorpio

Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 You may be bored and looking to inject excitement into your life but don’t go too far and annoy people on whom you may depend. That is especially important on the work front.

Sagittarius

Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 The message of the stars today is that you should keep your head and not try to impose your will on others. However big and tough a Sag you may be, there is always someone bigger and tougher out there.

Cancer

June 22 - July 23 Be extra careful with your cash, investments and other commercial interests today. Most importantly, don’t let anyone push you into signing something you are not 100 per cent sure about. Just say “no”.

Leo

July 24 - Aug. 23 You may think you can force others to go along with your plans, but it’s not the best strategy. If they don’t want to accompany you on your journey, they would be a liability anyway.

Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 Turn your back on the past and move into the bright future that awaits you. You can’t do it all at once, but you must be serious about it. There have been far too many false starts.

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Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 Someone may be acting selfishly but there is no need to provoke a fight. That could be exactly what they are hoping for as they need to take their aggression out on someone.

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Crossword: Canada Across and Down

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Yesterday’s Sudoku

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