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Cormack said while the proposed suspensions were triggered by budget cuts, axing underutilized programs is “good management” and should be done regularly. Thomas Lukaszuk, minister of advanced education, called Cormack’s decision to look at suspending programs “courageous” and said all deans in all faculties at schools across Canada should do the same. “Schools have to offer relevant programs that students want to take,” he said. Cormack warned that in addition to the program suspensions, there will be additional cuts within the arts faculty in the coming months and years. “For students there will be sustainably less choice and fuller classes. So it may take them longer to finish their degrees,” she said.
Cormack said the program Twenty programs offered by suspensions will only affect the University of Alberta’s fac- new students who choose to ulty of arts are on the chop- major in the programs. Minors in the affected ping block, according to the programs will continue and faculty’s dean. Lesley Cormack sent an students who are currently in interdepartmental memo to affected majors will be able to staff on Aug. 16 that lists 20 finish their degrees. Cormack said the 20 proproposed program suspensions, which include 13 bach- grams were chosen because they had 10 or fewer students elor of arts majors. “I have sent a letter to all of enrolled as majors over the the chairs telling them that I past seven years. Staff of the affected proam starting the process of suspending admission into those grams have until Sept. 3 to programs, which is the first write to the dean in defence step before we move toward of their programs before a suscancellation of programs,” said pension of enrolment will be LMD-EDM-Metro-Freedom-10x164-CLR.pdf 1 13-06-13 3:06 PM imposed. Cormack. ANNALISE KLINGBEIL/METRO C
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Protesters struggle to hold back tears at the Alberta legislature on Sunday as a rally speaker recounts stories of the violence in Egypt. PATRICK NGUYEN/FOR METRO
Two caught driving wrong way, say police Two Calgary drivers face impaired-driving charges after police say they were caught in the wrong lanes of highways near Cochrane. At about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, police say one vehicle was observed on Highway 1 between Highway 22 and Morley Road heading west in the eastbound lanes. The vehicle was stopped and a 45-year-old was charged. About an hour later, police say another vehicle was caught heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 1A. That vehicle was also stopped and a 23-year-old was charged. Both men will be in court next month. METRO
held up pictures of the brutal fighting in Egypt, and slogans such as “Army forces shame on you, killing people is all you do” echoed throughout the park. “Egypt is heading down the path of destruction,” said Tamir Ali, a speaker at the protest. “Unless something drastic happens, it will easily join the ranks of failed states where bloodbaths are a daily occurrence.” Ali arrived in Canada from Egypt more than 12 years ago and still travels between the two countries regularly. He implored the crowd to stand up for Egypt by writing letters to all levels of government. “We are calling upon our
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Hundred of Egyptians and other Edmontonians gathered in front of the Alberta legislature on Sunday afternoon to protest the killings in Egypt and plead with the Canadian government to speak out against the violence. Many of the demonstrators
Canadian government not to remain silent against this massacre and to take a strong stance against this crime against humanity,” he said. Some protesters were unable to hold back tears as the speakers described the violence that has struck their home. “We’re all well past the politics. We’re past the division of the anti-Morsi or the pro-Morsi,” said Laila Ahmed, a spokesperson for the rally, referring to the conflict between backers and opponents of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. “We’re at a deeper level now where Egyptian life has become worthless. We cannot be silent at a time like this.”
A 20-year-old man was rushed to hospital after being hit by a vehicle while on his bike around 153 Avenue and Castledowns Road on Saturday. The accident happened shortly before 11 p.m. The cyclist sustained undetermined injuries and was transported to hospital by EMS. The Edmonton Police Service major collision investigative unit is leading the case. Anyone who witnessed this accident is asked to contact the EPS at 780423-4567 or #377 from a cellphone. METRO
• The rally featured a letter-writing station so that demonstrators could write to the government on-site. • The hand gesture made by raising four fingers, seen in the photo above, is called the “Rabaa sign” and it has become a symbol of the massacres in Egypt. • The death toll in Egypt has soared past 850 people.
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Paul Kent crosses the finish line of the ROGUE Longboard Race on Sunday at Government House Park. The first-place finish marked the sixth straight time Kent has won the event. Patrick Nguyen/For Metro
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Thirty-six prisoners killed, but was it by gas or guns? Security forces fired tear gas at a prison truck in Egypt Sunday in an attempt to free a police officer from rioting detainees, killing at least 36 suspects rounded up during street clashes, officials said. The killed detainees were part of a prison truck convoy of some 600 people heading to prison in northern Egypt, offi-
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A friend of Ammar Badie, the son of the Muslim Brotherhoodâ€™s spiritual leader Mohammed Badie, who was killed Friday by Egyptian security forces in Ramses Square, cries while attending Ammarâ€™s burial on Sunday. Manu Brabo/The Associated Press
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It was a weekend of worry for Tarek Loubaniâ€™s family, left in the dark after the London, Ont., emergency-room doctor was arrested by Cairo police on Friday. But by late Sunday, the Department of Foreign Affairs had confirmed that its embassy in Cairo is trying to help Loubani and his fellow captive, York University Prof. John Greyson. â€œWe have heard from Canadian consular services that they managed to visit Tarek Loubani and John Greyson in the Egyptian prison facility,â€? Justin Podur, a mutual friend of the two, posted on his blog. â€œ(The consulate is) going to go back to the prison (Monday) and theyâ€™re going to try to get them out.â€? Podur said he has no information about why the two men are being held, but it was much worse when family and friends didnâ€™t know anything. Earlier in the day, Loubaniâ€™s cousin Hanan Loubani said the family was desperate for information. â€œWe have no idea how to get in contact with him,â€? the Londoner said. â€œWeâ€™re afraid, weâ€™re waiting for some sort of
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answer. â€œHe went down there to offer aid. He usually goes to Gaza every three months through the Rafah border in Egypt, but this time it was closed. And Egyptâ€™s treatment of Palestinians lately has not been the best.â€? Loubani, who came to Canada as a Palestinian refugee, was on his way to Gaza as part of an ongoing collaboration between Western University and Al-Shifa Hospital. Greyson was tagging along as a filmmaker to do some exploratory work. With files from Torstar News Service
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Bikram yogis stay zen amid scandal No sweat. As controversy The man vs. the practice surrounding founder “Whatever Bikram the Bikram Choudhury heats man does is not going to up, devotees stay focused affect the yoga one iota.” on their arduous practice Christian Betancor Leon, Bikram Yoga Commercial Drive’s owner
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Calgarians fed up with prostitution near grade school Calgary advocates and residents alike say a longstanding prostitution problem in one community has moved too close for comfort to an elementary school. Art Sheeler has called for a crackdown on sextrade workers and drug use in the southeast Forest Lawn area of the city for decades. In recent years, he said prostitutes have begun more regularly crossing a local street and can now be seen frequently standing near Patrick Airlie Elementary School. metro in calgary
sexual assault and harassment have been filed against Calcutta-born, Californiabased Bikram Choudhury, creator of the eponymous yoga discipline: 26 poses practised in 40.6 C heat. None of the allegations have been proven in court, and Choudhury’s lawyer
has denied them, yet the salacious accusations have rattled a community usually known for its peaceful mantras. Bikram’s yoga style has devotees and franchises around the world, including at least 62 in Canada (about a quarter of which are in the B.C. Lower Mainland). But in the city where Lululemon started and where there seems to be a yoga studio on every corner, the bad press surrounding Choudhury hasn’t had an impact on local business, Bikram Yoga Commercial Drive owner Christian Betancor Leon said.
Toronto. Cops mum on report Ford’s team tried to get alleged crack video Toronto police aren’t commenting on a report that they are investigating attempts by associates of Mayor Rob Ford to obtain an alleged video purportedly showing him smoking crack cocaine. The mayor hasn’t commented either, but his brother, city councillor Doug Ford, has denounced the Torstar News Service report as “just another attack” by the newspaper. He also told an AM640 radio talk show Saturday that people are fed up with what he called “this tabloid garbage.” THE CANADIAN PRESS
Alexander Lisi is reportedly a target of an investigation into attempts to retrieve an alleged video of Toronto’s mayor smoking crack. Dale brazao/Torstar news service
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Ombudsman urges review of Omar Khadr’s security status Prison authorities ignored favourable information in unfairly branding former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr as a maximumsecurity inmate, according to Canada’s prison ombudsman. In a recent letter to a top prison official, the Office of the Correctional Investigator
urges another look at Khadr’s classification. “The OCI has not found any evidence that Mr. Khadr’s behaviour while incarcerated has been problematic and that he could not be safely managed at a lower security level,” the letter states. Ivan Zinger, of the in-
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EU recovery is good economic news for Canada Canada’s economy looked anything but world-beating during the first half of 2013, but economists say the restraints that have handcuffed exports and jobs growth are starting to break. The biggest confidence booster may be the news that the troubled Eurozone burst out of a prolonged recession earlier than expected, posting a modest but still significant 1.1 per cent annualized expansion in the second quarter. As CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld notes, with Canadian exporters fixated on the U.S. and China, it’s easy to ignore the potential good a resurgent Europe could bring. “‘Viva Europa’ is admittedly too strong a rallying cry for now,” he said, but Canadians should be cheering nonetheless because the continent’s malaise was felt on this side of the Atlantic as well. The Canadian Press
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Organic claims. Lettuce beg to differ: Small farms prefer alternative label New York state farmers Justine and Brian Denison say they adhere to all the growing practices required for organic certification, yet if they label their beans and tomatoes “organic” at the farmer’s market, they could face federal charges and $20,000 US or more in fines. Because the Denisons chose not to seek organic certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Denison Farm, which has been under organic management for more than 20 years, is banned from using that term. So they and hundreds of other small direct-marketing farms across the country have adopted an alternative label: Certified Naturally Grown. Started by a group of organic farmers in New York’s mid-Hudson Valley as a backlash against federal takeover of the organic program in 2002, Certified Naturally Grown has expanded over the past decade to include more than 700 farms in 47 states, executive director Alice Varon said. “Certified Naturally Grown is tailored for direct-market farmers producing food without any synthetic chemicals specifically for their local communities,” Varon said. “It’s a particular niche of the agricultural world. It’s not in direct competition with the national organic program.” Many small farmers previously certified organic by an independent organization have declined to participate in the federal program. They voice a variety of objections: Extensive record-keeping requirements; fees that can amount to six per cent of a small farm’s gross sales; and philosophical objections to joining a monolithic T:4.921” government-run program that
Social TV. Some mobile users report seeing new banners that highlight talked-about programs A lettuce plant grown in Schaghticoke, N.Y., under the Certified Naturally Grown program. The Associated Press Creating confusion?
• Atina Diffley, an organic farming consultant and author in Farmington, Minn., said alternative labels create confusion for customers. • She said there are only about 13,000 USDAcertified organic farms out of 2.2 million farms, and more organic farms are needed to bolster the movement’s impact on national farm policy. “When farms have an alternative certification, they’re not counted,” she said.
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ing about and thinking about Duck Dynasty until its season premiere aired. As for its newest experiment, it’s not clear how Twitter came up with the titles users saw on the banners and whether they were sponsored or chosen scientifically based on trending topics. Typically, Twitter indicates when a tweet has been sponsored by a company. Neil Seeman, senior resident at Massey College at the University of Toronto, says there’s no clear answer on whether a ban-
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THE ELECTION WILL BE TWITTERIZED — no big deal. Increased taxes disguised as Two of the most common words in current poldrainage fees and garbage pickup — so what? itical discourse are transparency and accountThe turnout for civic elections in Edmonton ability. is abysmal, but that’s not surprising. However, those words are not usually apAttempts to get Edmontonians more enplied to civic politics. Trying to find out who gaged in civic politics have been feeble at best. voted for what and why is virtually impossible. Instead we go for costly and useless initiatives Unlike federal and provincial politics, put forth by those who seem to have first dibs there is no verbatim record of what was said by on the city’s wallet such as Edmonton Stories whom. There is no specified question period and Make Something Edmonton. where parties with different points of view A lack of enthusiasm on the part of Edmoncan challenge each other’s actions and ideas. tonians for civic politics is quite understandCivic politics in Edmonton aren’t transpar URBAN COMPASS able. It’s hard to get involved in something you ent. They’re opaque. know nothing about and don’t understand Accountability appears to be an unknown Terence Harding even if you do. concept when it comes to city hall. Cost firstname.lastname@example.org However, this election presents a real opruns, failed initiatives, unworkable budgets portunity for change. It’s likely that every candidate will have for snow removal, overbuilt LRT stations, failures to complete a blog, a Facebook page and coterie of followers who will send projects on time and just plain stupid ideas seem to pass without endless tweets. out notice. You can make that propensity to tweet good things about a A bloated bureaucracy — who cares? Tax increases outstripcandidate valuable to us all by tweeting questions related to ping the rate of inflation and income growth of Edmontonians
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This election presents a real opportunity for change. It’s likely that every candidate will have a blog, a Facebook page and a coterie of followers who will send out endless tweets. what your concerns about the city are. The questions about densification and development that are on Zombie Wall are a good place to start. It would be good to know if candidates are on the side of those who want Edmonton to stretch out to Leduc, or if they think we should make the best use of the land the city already has. You could also ask incumbents how they voted on specific issues. Tweeting questions for candidates will not only give you the answers you are looking for, they will also give a lot of other people information on which to base their voting positions. Worth mentioning
New Lego robots excite techies in Silicon Valley
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Few are more excited about Lego’s new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month than Silicon Valley engineers. Many of them were drawn to the tech sector by the flagship kits that came on the market in 1998, introducing computerized movement to the traditional snap-together toy blocks and allowing the young innovators to build their first robots. Now, 15 years later, those robot geeks are entrepreneurs and designers, and the colourful plastic bricks have an outsized influence in their lives. Techies tinker at Lego play stations in workplaces. Engineers mentor competitive Lego League teams. Designers use them to mock up larger projects ideas. And executives stand Lego creations on Zak Noyle/A-Frame
Garbage mars surfing photo This is hardly a surfer’s paradise. The startling image shows pro surfer Dede Suryana braving a trashinfested wave in Indonesia. Zak Noyle, a staff photographer for Surfer Magazine based in Honolulu, Hawaii, took the picture at a remote location in south Java, an area usually noted for its crystal-clear waters. metro
Staff photographer for Surfer Magazine, 28, from Honolulu, Hawaii
What was the wave like? There were food wrappers, tree branches, even soccer balls. It was like being inside a washing machine of trash.
Did all the debris make the photo difficult to take? Yes — there were tree trunks the size of a car that we had to push through before Dede could go on and surf. How did seeing the polluted water make you feel? Very sad. There was so much trash that the four of
us had no chance of cleaning it up ourselves. These waters are normally pristine so I was shocked to see this. Others may indeed share the same sentiment ... Absolutely. As a photographer, I want to be able to spark awareness in people’s minds. I hope this photo will be a wake-up call for all of us to keep our oceans clean.
their desks alongside family photos. “Everyone I work with played with them as children. We sit around talking Lego. It’s a shared common experience,” said Travis Schuh, who reaches into his bin of plastic blocks when he needs a quick prototype at the Silicon Valley medical robotic firm where he works. The new Mindstorms sets, designed for kids over 10, are simpler for the younger crowd and more versatile for sophisticated users than two earlier versions. the associated press
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A robotic Lego Mindstorms unit gathers cardboard rolls in Stanford, Calif. the associated press
RE: Tim’s Needs Lid Adjustment: Customer Grumbles, published Aug. 15 I noticed too that the drippy seam is a problem, where the seam meets the lid. But the lid still leaks while carrying. They used to fill your own mug, until they started selling their own mugs (by mug I mean those insulated travel mugs). Perhaps the leaky cup is designed to leak. ijdfc posted to metronews.ca
For the most popular, wealthiest coffee chain in this country, I tend to agree that all flaps and seams aside, you would think after 25 years they would invest in a more professional, travel-friendly lid system. Where the heck was I.... Subway, I think, had a simple turn-based coffee-cup lid that turns a small second layer to cover the opening and seals with just the tightest seal on the cup. Facilalilaty posted to metronews.ca
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The Harry Potter generation Mindful muggles. Scholar takes a look at how the famous series shaped Millennials who have adopted some of the positive lessons from the story BAPTISTE BARBE
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Political science professor Anthony Gierzynski has analyzed the influence of Harry Potter on youngsters in the United States. Here a few thoughts from the author of Harry Potter and the Millennials: Research Methods and the Politics of the Muggle Generation. You wrote three books about U.S. politics. How did you get the idea of mixing your previous studies with the Harry Potter phenomenon? I have long had an interest in, and speculated about the role of entertainment media in politics, sparked by movies like Do the Right Thing, Star Wars, Independence Day and movies portraying the U.S. President as an action hero in the 1990s, the portrayal of politicians in movies and TV (which is nearly universally negative), the different Star Trek series, and, more recently Battlestar Gallactica (which is rich with politics), and so on. And, I have had many conversations with my students about the
Children wait outside Waterstones book shop, Europe’s largest bookstore, for the launch of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on June 20, 2003 in London. GETTY IMAGES
subject and ultimately decided to design a class whose purpose would be to investigate entertainment media effects. The first few semesters of the class we ran experiments, conducted surveys, and collected qualitative data on the effects of entertainment media such as Star Wars, The Simpsons and South Park, and overall TV viewing habits (some of that research is reported in this book), before doing the Potter research. I also guess you read the books and watched the movies. Have you been influenced by this kind of phenomenon at your time
(Star Wars, etc)? I am a fan of Harry Potter, but I am a Gen Xer, not a Millennial, so other entertainment media that I was exposed to in my formative years — yes, Star Wars, the Lord of the Rings books, Saturday Night Live, and Star Trek were the main sources of entertainment media influences for my political socialization. One the main points of your book is that you chose people who grew up with the characters over a long period (10-15 years). Thus, you note that the Millennials read it during their most politically
vulnerable and formative years. Your study shows that fans have transposed some lessons\values from the series (equality, tolerance, commitment, loyalty, diversity, anti-violence\anti-torture) into their real life. Can you tell us more about these observations? The key thing is that, while the Potter series was a story designed to entertain, the nature of the story (and indeed any story) is that the characters learn certain lessons as the plot moves along and exhibit certain characteristics. As we become immersed in the story and identify with characters we
tend to internalize those lessons and sometimes adopt those characteristics for our own. So, Harry and his friends evince an aversion to violence, fight for tolerance and equality and oppose oppressive authority and we found fans had similar traits on those very attitudes. Could Harry Potter keep continuing to have this kind of impact — for example, Star Wars is still popular many decades after the first movie? Possibly — I still have students who are Potter fans. The next generation, however, may adopt a different entertainment phenomenon.
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More community service added to Brown’s sentence Chris Brown isn’t quite in the clear yet. As part of a negotiation to get the Los Angeles District Attorney to not rescind his probation over a recent hit-and-run charge, the singer must instead serve an additional 1,000 hours of community service, according
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Bynes moves facilities for better psychiatric care: Source Amanda Bynes has been moved from the psychiatric unit in Ventura County, north of Los Angeles, where she’s spent the last two weeks and has been admitted to the UCLA psychiatric facility —
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Paulina Gretzky and golfer Dustin Johnson announce engagement on Twitter Paulina Gretzky and golfer Dustin Johnson announced their engagement on Sunday through their popular Twitter accounts. Johnson posted a photo of Gretzky’s hand with an engagement ring on her finger with the caption “She said yes!!!” Gretzky, the daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, retweeted the picture and sev-
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The work, by researchers from the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, says the risk of drowning outdoors is nearly 70 per cent higher on days when the mercury climbs to 30 C or above. Lead author Dr. Michael Fralick and his co-authors
drew data from records on 1,243 drownings recorded by Ontario’s Office of the Chief Coroner. The deaths took place in the province between 1999 and 2009. Most of the drownings took place during the summer months. And most of the people who drown did so
while taking part in recreational activities. In the vast majority of cases, personal flotation devices were not used. They were either not present (80 per cent of cases) or not worn (11 per cent of cases). Most of the drownings took place in open water. THE CANADIAN PRESS
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The business of being mom Financial management When one income is eliminated to stay at home with the kids, the expenses associated with raising said children increase at approximately the same ascending rate. From diapers to school trips, “indoor runners,” hockey equipment and other assorted sundries, managing the finances and determining a return on investment for your family sharpens mom’s budgeting skills daily.
Opting out. Many women who decided to stay at home with their kids may have actually sharpened their business skills IT’S ALL RELATIVE
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Ten years ago the phrase “opting out”, became a part of the lexicon, due mostly to a New York Times op-ed piece called The Opt-Out Revolution. Written by Lisa Belkin, it was about the growing trend of women dropping out of high powered careers in order to stay at home with their families. Flash-forward a decade, and many of these women are finding themselves in a position, often but not limited to personal finance challenges, to want to opt back in to the work force. But how can they update their skills and subsequently their resumé after having missed out on arguably the biggest changes in “work” during this fast forward technology driven 10-year period?
fish meal, a faulty diaper and an ill-timed mommy and me swimming class don’t constitute a “crisis”, I don’t know what does.
The best news? The steepest learning curve for many has been social media. The explosion of mommy blogs happened around the same time as the opting out began, and this educated, driven, and ambitious demographic is one of the savviest when it comes to using Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Instead of dismissing a Tweet about an explosive bowel movement by “just” a mommy blogger, it’s really an insight into containment strategy from a communications expert.
Risk management Making a decision guaranteed to be unpopular with at least one of your children while minimizing the inherent risk of a total meltdown is a pure mom talent.
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Being home with the kids may actually improve some of your business skills. ISTOCK
While being at home with the kids likely won’t replace the skills and knowledge gained by working corporately, I would argue that it could actually hone the following handy talents:
Project management Having milestones come together to complete a business objective is literally child’s play after mastering the art of changing a baby’s diaper while disciplining a preschooler and supervising homework.
Time management Moms are pros at executing work schedules which will Crisis management have kids dressed, fed, and If dealing with the afterT:10” math of baby’s first smoked on the soccer field on time.
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Infuse culture into Pulled Chicken with Asian flavours 1. Preheat a grill or a skillet to medium. In a bowl, mix barbecue sauce, miso and five-spice powder until well combined.
Choose it and lose it
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Sundae (12 oz/ 340 g) 1,220 calories/80 grams fat/92 grams sugar Layers of Praline ’n’ cream ice cream, Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups equals major calories, fat and sugar.
Equivalent 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Sundae from Baskin Robbins is equal in fat to 10 Dairy Queen small chocolate soft serve ice creams.
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3. Use a large spoonful of sauce to coat the chicken and reserve the remaining sauce. Cook chicken on the grill for 12 to 15 minutes, or in a skillet for 6 to 8 minutes, until thoroughly cooked. Let cool. Meanwhile, add green
onion and snow peas to remaining sauce.
halves and heat on grill or skillet.
4. Shred chicken and add to
6. Divide mixture among buns and garnish with Gouda and lettuce or Chinese cabbage. dairy farmers of
Open hamburger buns, place cheese on bottom
Lunch. Toasted Parmesan Tomato Bread 2.
In a small bowl, combine garlic, rosemary, olive oil, salt and black pepper, to taste. Mix well, then use back of heavy spoon to mash garlic and rosemary to form paste. This also can be done using a mortar and pestle. The rosemary won’t mash well; this is fine.
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1. Heat the oven to broil.
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2. Prepare vegetables: chop green onion, cut snow peas into strips and thinly slice lettuce or Chinese cabbage.
• 1/4 cup (60 ml) barbecue sauce • 1 1/2 tsp (7 ml) miso • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) Chinese fivespice powder • 1 green onion, chopped • 1/2 cup (125 ml) snow peas, cut into strips • 1 cup (250 ml) lettuce or Chinese cabbage, thinly sliced • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs • 4 to 6 whole wheat or multigrain hamburger buns • 4 to 6 slices of Canadian Gouda
3. Spread quarter of mix over one side of each slice of bread.
Slice 2 thick slabs out of centre of each tomato. Reserve tops and bottoms of tomatoes for another use. Set 2 slabs over each piece of bread. Shave some Parmesan over tomatoes on each slice. Set assembled bread on a baking sheet and
Ingredients • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
broil on the oven’s middle rack until the cheese is just starting
• Ground black pepper • 4 large, thick slices sourdough • 4 large tomatoes • 3 oz Parmesan cheese
the brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve. The Associated Press
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Learning in the lap of distraction Mac attack?
I can’t compute. Study finds students have tougher time being taught when peers are pounding away at their keyboards Laptops have replaced pen and paper for many postsecondary students, but a Canadian study suggests using computers during lectures could be hurting their grades and lowering their classmates’ marks. For the study, published earlier this year in the journal Computers & Education, research subjects in two experiments were asked to attend a university-level lecture and then complete a multiple-choice quiz based on what they learned. In the first experiment, which was designed to gauge how multi-tasking affects learning, all the participants used laptops to take notes during a lecture on meteorology. But half were also asked to complete a series of unrelated tasks on their computers when they felt they could spare some time. Those tasks — which included online searches for information — were meant to mimic what distracted students might do during class. In the second experiment, some students were given pencils and paper to take notes during a lecture while others worked on laptops. Researchers wanted to observe if the students taking notes the old-fashioned way would be distracted by having computer screens around them. Faria Sana, who co-authored the study with fellow
While Sana and Weston are not calling for a ban on laptop use in classes, they do hope students consider that goofing off on their computers can affect their peers sitting around them. • “A lot of students spend quite a big chunk of time in class doing things that are not related to the academic environment or aren’t directly related to the course or the lecture,” Sana said. • “We’re hoping that based on these results, students will take responsibility for their actions.”
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We really didn’t think the effects would be this huge. It can change your grade from a B+ to a B-. Faria Sana Co-author of a study on the impact of laptops in the classroom
doctoral student Tina Weston, said she expected lower test marks for students who were asked to multi-task during the experiment, or
were seated near other students using laptops. But the distraction effect was stronger than she hypothesized.
“We really tried to make it pretty close to what actually happens in the lectures. We found that lo and behold, the students who multi-tasked performed much worse on the final test and those who were seated around peers who were multi-tasking also performed much worse on the final test,” said Sana. “So you might not be multi-tasking but if you have
a clear view of someone else who is multi-tasking, your performance is still going to be impaired.” The students in the first experiment who were asked to multi-task averaged 11 per cent lower on their quiz. The students in the second experiment who were surrounded by laptops scored 17 per cent lower. “We really didn’t think the effects would be this
huge,” Sana said. “It can change your grade from a B+ to a B-.” Sana also noted that the students who participated in the experiments said they didn’t really expect their marks to suffer much from computer use in the classroom. “At the end we gave a survey to all the students and what we found was that these peers who were seated around multi-taskers had no idea they were being distracted. They didn’t think the laptops were causing a distraction but based on the scores of their final test, they actually were,” she said. Seeing dozens of laptops in a classroom is now common, Sana said, as is spying some students on social networks, playing games or watching movies instead of paying attention. THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Encouraging at-home expletives? I swear this mother is being serious Kids say the damndest things. Windsor author tells parents why this unspeakable language is important to learn LUKE SIMCOE
When Kim Lunansky was growing up she got the proverbial soap treatment if she was caught swearing, but now that she has kids of her own she prefers to wash their mouths out with common sense. The Windsor-based author lets her three children, aged five to 13, swear at home and has spent many nights talking with them about the uses and abuses of language. “My husband doesn’t think you should let your kids swear at all, but I’m kind of the opposite,” she said. “You need to teach them what words mean, and they need a safe space to learn to use that vocabulary appropriately.” Lunansky has written a book about her adventures in adolescent cussing, appropriately entitled How to Teach Your Kids to Swear. More of a treatise than a how-to guide, the book chronicles her at-
Lunansky’s rule of thumb is that it’s OK to swear so long as it’s not going to offend
Should we take the fear out of foul language?
tempts to teach her kids to consider things like audience and context before dropping an F-bomb. “It’s a lot like teaching
your kids how to dress,” she said. “You wouldn’t let them go to a wedding wearing short jean shorts and a tube top.”
anyone within earshot. “We’ve come to a place in our language where swearing is pretty common,” she said. “So if one of my kids comes home and says they had a s—y day at school, I’m not going to go off the deep end about it. Maybe they had a bad day.” There are moments where Lunansky is less forgiving, like the time her son — upset after his sister dressed up his Star Wars figures like Barbie dolls — interrupted a Christmas meal with a diatribe fit for a sailor. “He was just stringing cuss words together,” she said. “I don’t even think it made
sense.” After excusing herself from a table full of slackjawed relatives, Lunansky took her son aside, gave him a time out and tried to impress upon him that swearing in front of extended family might not be the best idea. Lunansky admits her approach is controversial, but says it’s an improvement over simply making swear words verboten. “If you make something taboo, it attracts kids like a magnet,” she said. “It creates a cycle where maybe they won’t do it in front of you, but they’ll do it everywhere else to see how people react.”
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Set up your own stop sign on the fast track to success Waiting for that big break? Don’t delay. Even millionaire moguls need to unplug and unwind
some time off, what he learned from it and why summer is as good a time as any to look for a job.
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David Bach is the bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire, — a book that has advised millions of people on financial success — as well as a contributor to the Today show and a mo-
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You made a major decision last year to take a sabbatical for 2013 — what lead to that and how is it going? Last year after writing a dozen books in 10 years, doing thousands of speeches and thousands of television and media appearances, running a company and travelling more than half a million miles, I reached a point where my soul said “Enough is enough; you need and deserve a serious break.” It was hard to listen to my soul, being addicted to “doing it, doing it, doing it.” Deciding to take a sabbatical was truly one of the most difficult decisions I have made in my 25year career. It was ultimately probably one of the most important decisions, and the best I have ever made. I can’t believe how refreshed, reenergized, relaxed, present and creative I now feel.
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Only you can prevent professional burnout. Work hard to work a little less this year. istock
How did you unplug? It’s about learning to say, “No,” which is incredibly difficult when your life has been about saying, “Yes.” My answer to everything has been simple: “Sorry, I am on a sabbatical and not working until the end of 2013.” The response almost universally has been, “That’s amazing, good for you; I wish I could do that, too.” I’m learn-
ing from this experience that people really need and want a break more than they realize or share. Do you think summer is a good time to look for a job? It’s really not about a time to look for a job — it’s about you being in a place to be of the most value to the largest number of people. Employers
are always looking for great employees that can help them grow their business. What is unique about summer is that many business owners and even large companies are now planning for 2014 — so getting in now and talking to people who are hiring while they are slower can be the perfect time to connect and make an impression.
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Lobaton proves to be Jays killer again
Nadal still on top as Williams falters Rafael Nadal extended his sizzling summer with his first Cincinnati title on Sunday, while No. 1 Serena Williams wilted just one set away from a breakthrough of her own. Nadal took advantage of the few openings he got against John Isner, grinding out a 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3) win at the Western & Southern Open that added yet another title to his sensational summer. Serena Williams dominated her first set, then fell apart, giving No. 2 Victoria Azarenka a chance to rally for a 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6) win that ended Williams’ 14-match winning streak. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jose Lobaton came up big again for the Tampa Bay Rays. Lobaton hit a solo home run in the 10th inning and the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Sunday. Lobaton sent a 2-1 pitch from Brad Lincoln (1-2) with one out into the right-field seats. He had a game-ending triple in the ninth Friday. “It’s different,” Lobaton said. “Walk-off triple, that was amazing. Walk-off homer, run the bases like that, is unbelievable. It’s something that you want to do all the time. Hopefully it’s not the last one.” Tampa Bay took two of three from Toronto, which hasn’t won a series at Tropicana Field since April 2007. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ice-cold Eskimos lose 5th straight Argos linebacker Auston English tracks down Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly at Rogers Centre on Sunday night. NATHAN DENETTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS
CFL. Reilly’s 511 passing yards, 3 TDs not enough for Edmonton to end Toronto’s winning streak
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Another near-perfect performance from Ricky Ray ensured the Toronto Argonauts’ impressive start to the CFL season stayed on course. The veteran quarterback threw three touchdowns and tied a club record for consecutive completions Sunday as the
red-hot Argonauts won their fourth straight, 36-33 over the Edmonton Eskimos. Ray finished the night 30of-35 for 413 yards, including TD passes to Jason Barnes, John
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Chiles and Chad Owens against his former team. “It feels like you’re just seeing everything and trusting everything,” said Ray, who has thrown for 851 yards and eight touchdowns in Toronto’s last three victories. “There’s no second-guessing or doubleclutching or worrying about anything. You’re just seeing it and throwing it. That’s a good feeling.” Ray’s 17 straight completions in the first half tied the Argonauts’ club record set by Mike Rae in 1975 in a game
against the Montreal Alouettes. Ray came over to Toronto in a lopsided trade with Edmonton prior to last season and was instrumental in helping the Argonauts win the 100th Grey Cup on home turf at Rogers Centre. Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly was 35-of-46 for 511 yards and three touchdowns as the Eskimos lost their fifth consecutive game. “I missed a couple of throws. Drives stalled. We didn’t play the entire four quarters,” Reilly said. THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Bolt caps Jamaica’s sweep of gold medals in sprinting events Track and field. In anchoring his country to victory in 4x100 relay, Bolt becomes most successful athlete ever at world championships Usain Bolt is, yet again, perfect. And with three gold medals in Moscow, the Jamaican great became the most successful athlete in the 30-year history of the world championships. The 4x100-metre relay gold on Sunday erased the memories of the 100 title he missed out on in South Korea two years ago because of a false start. And, in combination with a similar 100-200-4x100 triple from Shelly-Ann FraserPryce, Bolt was instrumental in giving Jamaica the firstever sweep in those six sprint events. Bolt was trailing American
Justin Gatlin when he got the baton on the anchor leg, but a botched U.S. handover and his superlative speed were enough to see him, and his country, win. He gritted his teeth, dipped at the line, and then grinned. The United States was second in 37.66. “I wasn’t really worried about Justin. I knew if he got the baton in front of me, I could catch him,” Bolt said. “So it was just going out there to run as fast as possible.” Bolt had already won the 100 and 200 metres. It was his second such sprint triple at the world championships, matching the two he has won at the Olympics. With his victory, Bolt moved to the top of the alltime world championships medals table with eight gold and two silver, edging Carl Lewis, who has eight gold, one silver and one bronze. The Associated Press
Canadians bring home bronze Canada’s team of Justyn Warner of Markham, Ont., Dontae Richards-Kwok of Mississauga, Ont., and Toronto natives Aaron Kingsley Brown and Gavin Smellie won bronze in 37.92 seconds after Great Britain was disqualified. The victory helped provide some closure for Warner and Smellie, who were both on the relay team that lost a bronze medal to disqualification at last year’s London Games. “I’m so ecstatic, especially thinking back to last year and what happened,” said Smellie. “To come back and get bronze, I’m just so happy. We competed to the best of our ability and we leave here with a bronze medal.” The bronze is Canada’s fifth medal at the event, the most successful in the country’s history at the world championships.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line ahead of the United States’ Justin Gatlin in the men’s 4x100-metre relay at the world track and field championships on Sunday in Moscow. Paul Gilham/Getty Images
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Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto
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L 52 52 56 59 67
Pct GB .584 — .574 11/2 .545 5 .516 81/2 .460 151/2
Atlanta Washington New York Philadelphia Miami
W 73 66 64 54 49
L 51 58 59 68 74
Pct GB .589 — .532 7 .520 81/2 .443 18 .398 231/2
Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Milwaukee Chicago
W 71 70 57 55 41
L 53 53 66 68 82
Pct .573 .569 .463 .447 .333
Los Angeles Arizona Colorado San Diego San Francisco
CENTRAL DIVISION Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago
W 76 60 56 54 47
L 48 63 66 69 75
Pct GB .613 — .488 151/2 .459 19 .439 211/2 .385 28
W 72 71 70 54 53
L 51 52 54 70 70
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L 51 58 67 68 68
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WEST DIVISION Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston
WEST DIVISION GB — 1 /2 131/2 151/2 291/2
Sunday’s results Detroit 6 Kansas City 3 Baltimore 7 Colorado 2 Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 1 (10 inn.) Chicago White Sox 5 Minnesota 2 Seattle 4 Texas 3 Houston 7 L.A. Angels 5 Oakland 7 Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees at Boston Saturday’s results Boston 6 N.Y. Yankees 1 Baltimore 8 Colorado 4 Detroit 6 Kansas City 5 Chicago White Sox 8 Minnesota 5 Toronto 6 Tampa Bay 2 Texas 15 Seattle 3 Cleveland 7 Oakland 1 L.A. Angels 6 Houston 5 (10 inn.) Monday’s games — All times Eastern N.Y. Mets (Gee 8-8) at Minnesota (Gibson 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 6-5) at Baltimore (Tillman 14-3), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Lyles 5-6) at Texas (Garza 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (Salazar 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 7-6), 10:05 p.m. Seattle (Harang 5-10) at Oakland (Parker 8-6), 10:05 p.m.
Sunday’s results Miami 6 San Francisco 5 Philadelphia 3 L.A. Dodgers 2 Arizona 4 Pittsburgh 2 (16 inn.) Atlanta 2 Washington 1 Cincinnati 9 Milwaukee 1 St. Louis 6 Chicago Cubs 1 San Diego 4 N.Y. Mets 3 Saturday’s results Arizona 15 Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis 4 Chicago Cubs 0 L.A. Dodgers 5 Philadelphia 0 San Francisco 6 Miami 4 Milwaukee 2 Cincinnati 0 Washington 8 Atlanta 7 (15 inn.) San Diego 8 N.Y. Mets 2 Monday’s games — All times Eastern Colorado (Manship 0-2) at Philadelphia (Martin 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Delgado 4-3) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 11-9), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 12-3) at Miami (Fernandez 8-5), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 14-6) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 6-11), 8:05 p.m. St. Louis (Miller 11-8) at Milwaukee (Estrada 5-4), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Liriano 13-5) at San Diego (Cashner 8-7), 10:10 p.m. Boston (Lester 10-7) at San Francisco (Lincecum 6-12), 10:15 p.m.
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Pts 41 39 38 37 36 34 33 30 18
Sunday’s result Kansas City at San Jose Saturday’s results Montreal 2 D.C. United 1 Columbus 2 Toronto FC 0 New England 2 Chicago 0 New York 0 Philadelphia 0 Houston 3 Seattle 1 Colorado 2 Vancouver 0 Los Angeles 4 Real Salt Lake 2 Portland 2 FC Dallas 1
CFL WEEK 8 EAST DIVISION Toronto Hamilton Montreal Winnipeg
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L 2 4 5 6
T PF PA Pts 0 230 174 10 0 166 205 6 0 156 201 4 0 153 210 2
L 1 2 2 6
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WEST DIVISION GP W Saskatchewan 7 6 Calgary 7 5 B.C. 7 5 Edmonton 7 1
PF 234 226 169 161
PA Pts 150 12 186 10 164 10 205 2
Sunday’s result Toronto 36 Edmonton 33 Saturday’s results Saskatchewan 24 Montreal 21 B.C. 26 Calgary 22 Thursday’s game — All Times Eastern B.C. at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
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March 21 - April 20 Something you see or hear today will shock you but if you dig a little deeper you may find it is not nearly as outrageous as you first thought.
April 21 - May 21 Whatever you are working on, personally or professionally, you must be free to do it your own way and at your own speed. Anyone who tries to interfere must be told quickly to mind their own business.
May 22 - June 21 You have your own way of doing things and you have no intention of changing just to please other people. In fact, if someone tries to tell you what to do today you will no doubt delight in doing the opposite!
June 22 - July 23 Do something different as the new week begins, something that makes the world around you sit up and take notice. Cancer is a cardinal sign and therefore born to achieve things.
July 24 - Aug. 23 If old methods and routines are getting you nowhere by all means try something different. It may be hard, at first, stepping outside your comfort zone.
Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 Everything you say will be taken seriously today, even when it should be obvious that your tongue is very firmly in your cheek. With that thought in mind be careful what comes out of your mouth.
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Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 Ignore deadlines and rules and do things at your own speed and for your own enjoyment. Who is going to complain? You’ll be a law unto yourself during the early part of the week.
Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 As usual your ideas seem to be opposed to what most other people think and, as usual, you are right and they are wrong. That may not, of course, be true but you believe it with such conviction it doesn’t matter!
Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 You may feel strongly about a certain issue but that does not mean you can just ignore what other people say if their views and your views do not coincide.
Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 Don’t waste time on idle gossip as the new week begins as there are far more important issues you should be dealing with. On the work front, especially, sudden changes may lead to new opportunities.
66. __-Bismol 67. Tidy Down 1. “It’s not that __ _ deal really.” 2. Secular 3. Sites for political asylum seekers sometimes 4. WWII: Military operation of August
19th, 1942: 2 wds. 5. Pace 6. Environmental sci. 7. Loses 8. Available, as a physician: 2 wds. 9. Tiger Woods org. 10. Wash-and-__ 11. Dispense 12. Great __ Lake, in NWT 13. Heat-resistant
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Max: 25° Min: 9°
54. City in BC 59. Joni Mitchell album 60. Dancing garbs 61. Shakespeare villain 62. Establishment’s emblem 63. Try something out: 2 wds. 64. Burden 65. __ Sound, ON
glassware 21. Ms. Anderson, to pals 22. Dance legend Mr. Kelly’s 25. Grounded-upcorn mixture 27. Moreover 28. Type of milk or sauce [var. sp.] 29. The National __ of Canada 30. Don’t truth-tell 31. Organized journey with a purpose 35. Type of aircraft: 2 wds. 37. Unmasks 38. Spotted, to Tweety Bird 39. Stimpy’s cartoon co-star 40. Unit of work 42. Revered architect of ancient Egypt 45. Make a blaming claim 46. Gladiator’s 506 47. Art’s Mr. Picasso (b.1881 d.1973) 48. Radiant 49. Red: French 53. City light 55. Give up 56. “Would you like __ __ get you anything?” (Group-toperson query) 57. Water: Spanish 58. The bulk 60. Rapper Mr. Shakur, for short
How to play Fill in the grid, so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1-9. There is no math involved.
Max: 19° Min: 11°
By Kelly Ann Buchanan
upper layer 42. ‘Tutor’ suffix 43. Physical activity, for short 44. Bridezilla’s aspiration: 2 wds. 47. Golfing norm 50. Engrave 51. Red carpet walker, e.g. 52. Contests of ancient Greece
Feb. 20 - March 20 Someone close will say or do something completely unexpected today and to begin with you may not know how to react. They may surprise you, they may even annoy you, but you have to admit they caught you out big time. SALLY BROMPTON
sunnythunder snowpart sunny/ rain sunnycloudy snow sleet rain thunder partly thunder sleet windy part sunny/ cloudy sunnyshowers showers showers
Across 1. Ran, as clothes colours 5. Clean the kitchen floor again 10. Stinging bug 14. 1971 Neil Diamond hit: “_ __... _ Said” 15. Doing quite well at 16. Mom in For Better or For Worse 17. Wisecrack, variantly 18. Puccini opera 19. Wing-shaped 20. How early auditions are sung on “American Idol”: 2 wds. 22. Spruce __, Alberta 23. Glamorous getaway 24. Mont Blanc, par exemple 26. Cowboy singer Mr. Ritter 27. Car manufacturing factory feature: 2 wds. 32. Movie genre, Film __ 33. Three-toed sloths 34. “America’s __ Top Model” 36. Like shoes to match bridesmaid outfits 38. With time __ (In no hurry): 2 wds. 41. Earth’s crust’s
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Crossword: Canada Across and Down
partly thunder sunny showers
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