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home and rushed to hospital. Clark said it was the accused who called 911, and a 16-year-old boy, the couple’s only child, was in the house when officers arrived. The boy is staying with friends and is “obviously very traumatized,” Clark said. “One parent has died and the other one is now in jail.” The victim stopped breathing several times in hospital but was revived by staff before succumbing to his injuries early Monday morning. Nyuk Hwang, the victim’s wife, has been charged with second-degree murder. Court documents show in 2008 she was charged with assault causing bodily harm and sentenced to three weeks in jail and two years of probation. FOR MORE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEE PAGE 4.

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Candidates debate development Candidates Kerry Diotte, left, Don Iveson and Karen Leibovici debated development at the Royal Glenora Club Tuesday night. RYAN TUMILTY/METRO

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put on the event for their members with questions focused on their issues. It’s the first mayoral debate held this election year. Coun. Don Iveson said he believed the city was moving in the right direction and he wanted to make sure it stayed that way. “We are on track to be the kind of globally relevant city that we all know we can be,” he said. Coun. Karen Leibovici said she believed Edmonton was growing in a responsible way and would continue to lead the country. “I don’t believe we are an example of urban sprawl. We are an example of responsible

Forum. Councillors vying for mayor’s seat discuss growth issues with industry

Statistics Canada says the extensive flooding that hit Alberta in June produced a net loss of 5.1 million hours of work. The agency says 300,000 employed Albertans, or 13.5 per cent of the total working population, lost 7.5 million hours of work during the floods. At the same time, 134,000 people, or six per cent of workers, put in 2.4 million additional hours. There was a net loss in hours worked in all industries, except utilities and public administration.

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Urban sprawl, annexation and development charges were front and centre Tuesday night, as the three main candidates for mayor squared off in a development industry-sponsored forum. The Urban Development Institute and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association

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urban growth,” she said. Coun. Kerry Diotte pushed his message of a city that would focus on core services, keeping taxes and development costs low and encouraging people to invest in the city. “For the most part I think government should be as small as possible and focused strictly on the core services,” said Diotte.

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All of the candidates agreed that the city needed to do more to keep development costs low, with Leibovici promising a redtape elimination committee. Iveson said the key was an online planning process to keep the process open. “A lot of this will get easier because everyone will be able to hold each other accountable,” he said. Iveson and Leibovici endorsed the city’s proposed annexation plan, but Diotte said he didn’t think the city need to be so heavy-handed. “I think there are better solutions than being pirates and just taking the land. I think we need to get back to the table.”

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Domestic violence ‘usually ... the other way around’ An unusual case. Wife allegedly beating husband to death shows anyone can be a victim of abuse, notes cop Annalise Klingbeil

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Staff Sgt. Bill Clark said the severe and fatal beating of a 56-year-old man allegedly at the hands of his wife shows there are “cases out there of horrific domestic violence, and it’s something the community needs to be aware of.” On Tuesday, 52-year-old Nyuk Hwang was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of her husband, Teck Hwang, who died in hospital on Monday. “It’s a wife in the case beating on the husband. Usually it’s the other way around,” Clark said. The incident is Edmonton’s 17th homicide of 2013 and the second alleged spousal homicide this year. Jimmy Rivas-Magana was charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his new wife, Yeny Alfaro, in July. Clark said domestic violence in Edmonton is in-

EPS Homicide Staff Sgt. Bill Clark speaks to media on Tuesday about the city’s 17th homicide of 2013. Nyuk Hwang has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of her husband, Teck Hwang. Annalise Klingbeil/metro

creasing. During the first six months of 2013, officers saw a 17-per-cent increase in domestic violence compared with the same time period last year. Police Chief Rod Knecht spoke about the problem of domestic violence during an informal chat with media last week and noted the force will be focusing on the issue in the coming months.

“We largely react to these crimes. They happen behind closed doors; they happen out of the view of the public. But we know family members, neighbours, others are aware of these crimes, and they’re not being reported,” Knecht said. Researchers are partnering with the police force on a project that will start in Septem-

ber, examining why domestic abuse is on the rise. “I don’t think any particular group escapes domestic violence, quite frankly,” Knecht said. In the case of the Hwangs, Clark said the family had “some history” with police. Court documents show Nyuk Hwang served time in jail for assault causing bodily harm.

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Taxpayers Association. Drastic cuts needed to pay for flood The Canadian Taxpayers Association says the Alberta government should take drastic action to help pay for billions of dollars in flood damage in the province this year. The association released a report Tuesday estimating that the unexpected cost of June’s flooding will push the province’s consolidated deficit up by $3 billion in 2013-14 and by an additional $2 billion in each of the following two years. Alberta director Derek Fildebrandt says the province should divert $4.4 billion in annual spending away from preflood commitments and put it toward rebuilding as part of an “emergency fiscal program.” “That would mean bringing government workers’ salaries and pensions and benefits into line with norms for equivalent jobs in the private sector,” said Fildebrandt, adding that government employees generally are paid six-to-10 per cent more than those in the private sector, so rolling back their compensation would yield substantial savings. An official with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, which represents provincial government workers, was critical of the report. “I really think it’s in bad taste that they would try to capitalize on a natural disaster,” said spokesman Mark Wells. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Drainage upgrades need $150M to $200M: Report Major floods. Southeast residents tired of being underwater Ryan Tumilty

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Last year’s storm was concentrated, so while it flooded parts of the southeast, other areas of the city didn’t see a drop. One southeast resident says some homeowners have lost their house insurance. Courtesy Kathy Brower

Kathy Brower is worried about her daughter’s wedding next July, but not for any of the usual reasons. The southeast resident has seen flooding in her basement during heavy summer storms before, and she doesn’t like being away from home in July. “I can’t leave a wedding to try and save things out of my flooded house,” she said. drainage in T:10” Improving southeast neighbourhoods

could cost $150 million to $200 million, says a report that city councillors reviewed on Tuesday. Since a flood last year did serious damage to her house, Brower said the city has been doing a good job of keeping residents informed, but now they want action. She said some residents have lost their home insurance, which makes their houses nearly impossible to sell. “If we can’t ever sell our homes, that is like lighting $300,000, $400,000 or $500,000 on fire,” she said. Coun. Amarjeet Sohi said the city has to find ways to push ahead with planned sewer-system upgrades. “This is an equity issue for people who have not been receiving the same level of service as other ratepayers,” he

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said. “Communities are getting to the point where they are just sick and tired of it.” The city is planning to consider the upgrades during the next capital budget process, which is scheduled for next fall. In the interim, councillors have asked administration for a report on other possible steps.

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It won’t be long before the trees along 97 Street in north Edmonton look like this again. Heather McIntyre/Metro file

Edmontonians can look forward to warm September, normal fall Long weekend. Forecast calls for low- to mid-20s through to next week heather mcintyre

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Fall isn’t in full swing, but cooler temperatures are beginning to visit Edmonton. And, according to The Weather Network, the next

three months should produce near-normal conditions in the Capital Region and Central Alberta. The network’s 2013 fall outlook released Tuesday suggests that “most of the Prairie Provinces should expect near-normal fall temperatures, with stretches of above-normal temperatures more likely in September.” “It’s kind of hard to say what is normal because it is a transition season,” meteorologist Gina Ressler said. “You know the weather is going to

come with ups and downs.” Average daytime highs in fall for Edmonton are in the high teens, and the forecast for the rest of this week and the long weekend are above that — and will likely remain that way for the first part of September. It’s a way for summer to make up for lost time heading into the fall, Ressler said, adding a more noticeable drop in temperature will be noticed heading into October. “Even just looking back

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Edmonton-area Superstore employees voted 97 per cent in favour of striking last week. United Food Commercial Workers Local #401 (UFCW 401), the union that represents more than 8,500 Albertan Superstore employees, held the strike vote last week after talks broke down. The union says its members are tired of the treatment they receive from Loblaw, Superstore’s parent company. “Our main concern is their cutting of employee hours,” said Christine McMeckan, spokesperson for UFCW 401. “You have people struggling to do 30 hours of work in 20 or 15 hours.” Uncertainty of their hours is bothering workers, as well. “Hours irregularity is a huge problem for me. It’s just not consistent,” said an Edmonton-area Superstore employee who did not wish to be named. “It’s hard to budget anything if I’m not sure how many hours I’ll get before my next cheque. I don’t want to strike, but I will if I have to.” Loblaw has said that it doesn’t want a strike, either. “We want to assure our customers and colleagues that we are committed to focusing on reaching a deal through negotiations — not through a strike,” a spokesperson for Loblaw said. Patrick Nguyen/for Metro

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Four-year-old Mia Eberth exits a yellow school bus for the first time at First Riders. She was one of 900 students at the event getting familiar with the buses they’ll be riding every day once they start school. Patrick Nguyen/For Metro

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‘He was a mobster, but not a monster’ Al Capone in Sask.? Great-niece of infamous gangster comes north for new documentary

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Feeding off swirling rumours and passed-down stories about Chicago gangster Al Capone’s bootleg operation in the Canadian Prairies, a SasVox populi katchewan documentary film crew is going deep — literally “Hey Justin, — to search for proof behind the prohibition tale. wanna get baked?” The documentary, titled Tattooed, beer-toting and “happily Finding Al, involves historunemployed” Jeff Moynagh to Trudeau, a “cool” guy he says he’s likely to vote for. ical data and assorted tales surrounding the iconic mobster’s rumoured appearances Cronuts at the CNE in and around Moose Jaw, refrigeration, said Dr. Lisa Sask., in the 1920s. Berger of Toronto Public “I’ve been to the TunHealth. nels (of Moose Jaw) many “There were tempertimes and I just wanted to ature-control issues both at investigate it,” director and the supplier and on site,” producer Kelly-Anne Riess she said. “The staphylococtold Metro in Moose Jaw — cus aureus toxin is not An outbreak of food nicknamed Little Chicago by killed by cooking. Refrigerapoisoning at the Canadian some — on Tuesday, refertion prevents the bacteria National Exhibition has ring to passageways below from multiplying.” been traced to the maple the city’s downtown streets. The investigation is now bacon jam topping on the The tunnels were turned into focused on Le Dolci, the cronut burger. in 2000 The WJ _ likely 6 9 8 cause 5 _ Yof E G . p d jam’s f P Toronto-based a g e 1 8 sup/ 2 6 / 1 3a , tourist 1 2 :attraction 0 7 PM with Capone-themed tours plier. The Canadian Press contamination was poor and costumed characters.

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what would military victory look like? Who would we be helping?” Trudeau said. “There are grave questions, both about the government side but also about the rebel side. That’s where we have to have honest and open dialogue about it. And I’m certainly not going to pretend that anyone has all the answers.” The Canadian Press

Division in the ranks. UN mandate needed for action against Syria, Italy says Any military strike against Syria must be authorized by the UN Security Council, Italy insisted on Tuesday. Briefing Parliament, Foreign Minister Emma Bonino called Syria’s alleged chemical attack a “war crime” but said her government wouldn’t support military action without UN Security Council authorization. “Italy would not actively take in any military action ...

beyond the context of the Security Council, which for us is and remains the only point of legal reference that cannot be ignored,” Bonino said. Italy offered both military bases on its territory and its own aircraft for the 2011 NATO campaign in Libya. Bonino didn’t specify how Italy might view base use during any intervention against Syria led by allies. the associated press

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U.S. lays out case for Syrian strike Closer to attack. Officials prepare legal justification for military intervention The Obama administration tried to bolster its case on Tuesday for military action against Syria within days, with intelligence agencies preparing to release intercepted communications aimed at proving Bashar Assad perpetrated a large-scale chemical attack on civilians. The U.S. was unlikely to act before Thursday, when British Prime Minister David Cameron will convene an emergency meeting of Parliament during At a news conference in Damascus on Tuesday, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said his country would use which MPs are expected to vote “all means available” to repel a U.S.-led strike on Syria. “We have the means to defend ourselves and we will on a motion clearing the way surprise everyone,” he said. the associated press for an armed response. President Barack Obama and Cameron conferred on re- scale to take place without a reGearing up for conflict sponse plans on Tuesday, their sponse would present a significant challenge to, threat to the second known conversation. U.S. officials argued that United States’ national securtravelling in Asia. Assad’s actions posed a direct ity,” White House spokesman The Navy has four destroythreat to national security, pro- Jay Carney said. ers in the eastern MediterranOfficials said the goal was viding Obama with a possible ean within range of targets legal justification for launching not to drive Assad from power inside Syria and also has Military forces are poised to a strike without consent from or impact the broader trajecwarplanes in the region. strike Syria immediately if the United Nations or Congress. tory of Syria’s bloody civil war. Before any strike, the U.S. the commander-in-chief gives However, officials did not de- “The options we are considalso plans to release intellithe order, Defense Secretary tail how the U.S. was directly ering are not about regime gence it says will directly link Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday. threatened by an attack con- change,” Carney said. Assad to the Aug. 21 attack in “We are ready to Assad has denied using tained within Syria’s borders. the Damascus suburbs. go,” Hagel said during a “Allowing the use of chem- chemical weapons. television interview while the associated press ical weapons on a significantT:10”the associated press

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Assange dons wig to star in video parody Pitch to Australians. WikiLeaks founder has been campaigning for Senate seat by Skype from a room in London’s Ecuadorian embassy In a departure from his public image as the earnest fugitive,

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has donned a long blond wig to star in a video parody of an Australian singing legend filmed in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Lip syncing John Farnham’s 1986 hit You’re the Voice, Assange made a pitch to Australian voters to back his troubled WikiLeaks Party in national elections Sept. 7. The 42-year-old Australian

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Among those expected to speak or perform Wednesday at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington are, from left: Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of president John F. Kennedy; actors Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker; actor Jamie Foxx former President Bill Clinton; and singer LeAnn Rimes. GETTY IMAGES AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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1963 speech. Barack Obama acknowledges work of Martin Luther King Jr. and others in pushing forward racial equality in the U.S. Barack Obama was two years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr., the American civil rights leader, delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Fifty years later, the nation’s first black president will stand as the most high-profile example of the racial progress King espoused, delivering remarks Wednesday at a nationwide commemoration of the 1963 demonstration for jobs, economic justice and racial

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“He stands on the shoulders of Martin Luther King, and the sacrifices that King made that make a President Obama possible are deeply humbling to him.” Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama’s senior advisers and a close family friend

equality. Obama believes his success in attaining the nation’s highest political office is a testament to the dedication of King and others, and that he would not be the current White House occupant if it were not for their willingness to persevere through repeated imprisonments, bomb threats and blasts from billy clubs and fire hoses. In tribute, Obama keeps a bust of King in the Oval Office

and a framed copy of the program from that historic day when 250,000 people gathered for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. King was assassinated in April 1968 outside of a hotel room in Memphis, Tenn. The “Let Freedom Ring” commemoration is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bell-ringing commemorations are also planned across the country. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Washington lobbying for 2024 Summer Olympics Washington is making a push to host the 2024 Olympics. DC 2024 president Bob Sweeney announced Tuesday the formation of a non-profit group aimed at making Washington the first American city to host the Summer Games since Atlanta in 1996, and the first to host an Olympics since the Winter Games were held in

Salt Lake City in 2002. “We are the safest and most secure city in the world,” Sweeney said. “The largest expense of any Olympic Games is security, and the fact that we’ve got it pretty built in to our everyday life here in Washington, we would leverage that asset tremendously.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Chelsea Manning. Gender switch announcement not an attention grab: Lawyer Soldier Chelsea Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, decided to announce that she wanted to live as a woman the day after her sentencing for a massive leak of U.S. secrets because a military prison said publicly it would not provide hormone treatment, her attorney said. Attorney David Coombs said that Manning had known for a long time she would make such a statement, but “she wanted, essentially, for the media surrounding the trial to dissipate.” Manning did not want people to think the statement B.C.

Cops defend not announcing sex workers’ deaths sooner The RCMP are defending the decision not to issue a warning earlier in a case in which two sex trade workers were

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New pics show night Boston bombing suspect surrendered Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Officer released dramatic photos because of anger over Rolling Stone cover

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was insincere. “People might think it was an effort to get further attention,” Coombs said. Manning was sentenced last week to 35 years in prison for leaking thousands of pages of classified military and diplomatic material to WikiLeaks. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

found dead, saying there was early evidence to suggest the first case was a suicide. RCMP issued a public warning this week after two women who were known to be online escorts were found dead in the same apartment building almost two weeks apart. Advocate groups say a warning should have come after the first death. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lifts his shirt while standing in a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. Additional images, made public Tuesday, were among those released last month by a state police photographer. contributed

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New photos show the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, his face bloodied, climbing out of a boat in a suburban backyard as heavily armed police officers wait for him to drop to the ground. The images were among those a state officer provided last month to Boston Magazine, which published some then and more on Tuesday. Sgt. Sean Murphy took photos the April night police cornered Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a dry-docked boat in Watertown, just outside Boston. He wasn’t authorized to release the photos but said he was angry about a Rolling Stone magazine cover he felt glamorized Tsarnaev.

Shot through face

The surgeon who treated Tsarnaev after his capture said he had been shot through the face and had a fractured skull, among other injuries.

The new photos include more shots of Tsarnaev coming out of the boat, his head bloody and a red laser trained on his head. They also show him dropping to the ground, where officers and medical personnel rushed to treat him. Other photos show tense federal, state and local police officials meeting in a command centre and elite police teams gathering in the streets earlier in the day. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to charges in the bombing, which killed three people and injured more than 260 others. His older brother was killed following a gun battle with police. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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N.S. licence plates boost buying local A new licence plate is being made available in Nova Scotia that encourages people to buy locally produced goods. The plate features an image from the Select Nova Scotia marketing campaign. Standard registration fees will apply, in addition to a $50 donation, when the licence is purchased. The government says donations raised through the plates will go to the Select Nova Scotia Fund to raise public awareness about the campaign and sponsor events. The Canadian Press

Health care

Walmart benefits will cover partners, same-sex included Walmart will extend its health care benefits to its U.S. workers’ domestic partners, including those of the same sex, starting on Jan. 1. The nation’s largest private employer, which has been a target of attacks by labour groups for what they criticize are skimpy wages and benefits, said Tuesday that the changes were made so it could have one uniform policy for all 50 states at a time when some states have their own definitions of what constitutes domestic partnerships and civil unions. The move follows the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June to overturn a 1996 law that denied federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples. The Associated Press

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Trade talks. U.S. proposal won’t affect anti-smoking laws in Canada, Ottawa says The Canadian government says it sees no specific threat in a controversial U.S. proposal to include tobacco in the TransPacific Partnership trade negotiations that health advocates argue will make it more difficult to enforce antismoking campaigns. A spokesman for Trade Minister Ed Fast says the government is still reviewing the proposal, along with another Malaysia tabled Tuesday that would carve out tobacco from the TPP altogether, but said it does not believe there will be any impact on Canada’s antismoking regulations. “Canada’s ability to regulate in the public interest, including health, remains unchanged in the U.S. proposal,” said Rudy Husny, press secretary to the trade minister, who last week was in Bru-

Industry precedent

• The Canadian Cancer Society’s policy analyst on tobacco, Rob Cunningham, says while he has not examined the U.S. proposal, the industry has a long history of trying to use trade agreements to block anti-smoking measures.

Egypt’s tourism industry has that empty feeling nei for the start of the latest round in the talks. But health advocates say the proposal is weaker than Washington’s previous position of a “safe harbour” for tobacco control laws, and insist it does give tobacco companies the ability to challenge countries. The Canadian Press

Souvenirs rest on a car dashboard at the Giza Pyramids near Cairo on Tuesday. The chairman of the Egyptian Airports Co. says some flights are arriving nearly empty to the country since this summer’s violent turmoil. Flights that can carry more than 100 passengers from Europe arrive with just nine, and return full from beach resorts. Major tour operators in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark say they have cancelled at least 60,000 trips. Lefteris Pitarakis/The Associated Press

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Health advocates are hopping mad about the U.S. proposal to include tobacco in the TransPacific Partnership trade negotiations. The Associated Press File

Sponsorship. Wickenheiser signs deal with Canadian Tire Canadian women’s hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with Canadian Tire. The retailer will sponsor both Wickenheiser and her international annual girl’s hockey festival. Wickenheiser is the captain of Canada’s women’s team and its all-time leading scorer. She’s training full-time with the team in Calgary for what will be her sixth Olympics. The 35-year-old old joins

hockey players Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby, soccer player Christine Sinclair, alpine skier Eric Guay, speedskater Charles Hamelin, skeleton racer Jon Montgomery and bobsleigh driver Kaillie Humphries among Canadian Tire’s stable of sponsored athletes. The Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival will be held Nov. 21-14 in Calgary after three years of being hosted in Burnaby, B.C. The Canadian Press

The Canadian government demanded Facebook turn over information on 219 users in the first half of the year, the company said Tuesday in releasing global data. They were among about 38,000 Facebook users whose data was scrutinized by authorities in 74 countries, Facebook said. About half of those orders came from the United States. Facebook said it turned over some data to authorities

governments seek information about its customers. Microsoft and Google have done the same. “The vast majority of these requests relate to criminal cases, such as robberies or kidnappings,” Facebook said on its blog. “In many of these cases, these government requests seek basic subscriber information, such as name and length of service. Other requests may also seek IP address logs or actual account content.”

anti-government protests in Turkey in May and June, Facebook denied it provided information about protest organizers to the Turkish government.

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CAN AFFLECK BE THE WORST BATMAN? There’s even a petition on the White House Are you ready to have some fun? website demanding that the president intervene Are you ready to play the Batman game? and prevent ‘Batfleck’ from spoiling Batman. Granted, this is probably only fun for people Many fans believe Bale redeemed Batman who have yet to get beyond the mental age of 12, from weak portrayals by otherwise decent acbut that’s almost everybody. The rest of you, get tors such as George Clooney and indecent actors over yourselves. such as Val Kilmer, and they don’t want to see anThe Batman game is easy to play, of course: In other lame flying mammal re-infest the bat the history of Batman stretching back to 1943, cave. who has been the best — and the worst — BatOK, if Clooney, the world’s most admired man? movie star, failed to own the belfry, what does It’s time to play the game again, because now Batfleck expect? It’s a dangerous job, fighting that The Dark Knight’s Christian Bale has JUST SAYIN' crime in Gotham City for $15 million an episode. moved on to Shakespeare or whatever, Ben AfWhen you play the game, you probably start fleck has been announced as his replacement, Paul Sullivan during the era when you first encountered the causing thousands of bat fans to fall screeching metronews.ca Caped Crusader. For me, that would be back in from the sky. the ’60s, and the inane Batman TV series of 1966-68 starring Even though Ben has restored his reputation with an Oscar Adam West. Of course, it was supposed to be inane, or “camp,” I for Argo, the stench from the “Bennifer” era and his participabelieve it was called then, when inane was cool. tion in Gigli, often cited as the worst movie ever, lingers.

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Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney enjoyed a moment in the spotlight with Oscar-Winning Movie Trailer a while back, but their channel is an embarrassment of riches for anybody looking for a laugh. A gold star award for the skit where the two argue over whether or not Jesus can be seen in a piece of toast. (youtube.com/britanick)

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Fun after curfew? Don’t count on it Egyptians break curfew by playing soccer during the nighttime in the Garden City neighbourhood of Cairo. In every corner of the Egyptian capital, a bustling city of 18 million that rarely sleeps, people are locked up in their homes at night under a military-imposed

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curfew that has driven people up the walls, sometimes literally. To kill time, one said he spent the night counting fl owers on his wallpaper — a staggering 865. Another tested how many cucumbers he can fi t in a refrigerator drawer. A third calculated the speed of an ant crawling on his balcony rail. The curfew has been a

shock to Cairo, a city where cafes stay packed into the night and parents routinely take their children out for dinners nearing midnight. The military-backed government’s curfew, after violent unrest following the July 3 coup that ousted President Mohammed Morsi, slashed the typical Cairo 24-hour life to just 11 hours. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

• Some predicted a baby boom next winter. Cynics suggest a hike in divorce rates —spouses are locked up together for longer. • Others fled the turmoil to the Mediterranean coastline.

I thought it was a really interesting and apt point made by the author that children and teens are exposed, without question, to huge amounts of violence, and yet are sheltered from any open, honest, and fact- or experience-based discussion of sex and sexuality. Due to the inadequacy of sex education in schools, and many parents’ squeamishness about discussing the topic, teens are left to educate themselves and each other about sex — getting their (mis)information from urban myths, chat rooms, and reality television. Talking to one’s child about sex can

seconds will allow. The brevity means you’re often thrown into dysfunctional relationships between roommates, but who can’t relate to that. (youtube.com/5secondfilms)

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be difficult, so parents should be glad there is this type of self-guided, science-based exhibition to help teach their children/teens about healthy sexuality. The “self-appointed guardians of the public morality” are kidding themselves by thinking that this exhibit (or any open discussions about sex) will newly expose teens to “the discovery of attraction, seduction, desire, and intimacy.” So what is it about sex? Unfortunately, our society still operates on a puritanical value system, that not only turns a blind eye to the realities of youth and sex, but which also paints sex and sexuality as something that is shameful and should not be spoken about. Martha Elliott and Karla Pena-Mendez, London, Ont.

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Ironside. Actor responds to criticism over being cast as detective in a wheelchair When it came time to prepare for his role as the wheelchairbound detective in Global’s reboot of the television classic Ironside, Blair Underwood turned to his mother for advice. “I spent a lot of time talking to her about her experiences,” Underwood said about his mother, who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. “It was very important that we as professionals … me as an actor, are really respectful and authentic as we can be to this disability that this character has.” The fact Underwood’s character uses a wheelchair is about as far as this reboot of the TV classic goes in trying to emulate Raymond Burr’s show, which aired from 1967 to 1975. “It was a very curious idea; I was a little taken aback,” admitted Underwood about being asked to join the cast. “But then I thought, I liked All about the dialogue

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the old Ironside. The only elements we took are his name, Ironside, the fact that he is a detective, the fact he is in a wheelchair.” Airing Wednesdays starting Oct. 2, the series picks up two years after Underwood’s character, Robert Ironside, is paralyzed by a gun shot while

Some have criticized the investigating a case. “He is very much trying to casting as offensive because, reconcile this new version of instead of hiring an actor himself,” Underwood says of who uses a wheelchair, they his character, whose story is went with an able-bodied actold in flashbacks throughout tor instead. “I think it is great that it the series. Still, Underwood’s casting has brought the conversation in the series hasn’t been with- forward,” said Underwood. T:10” “It’s a conversation that I get, out controversy.

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Spader’s no Whitey Bulger, and that’s OK Blacklist. New series may resemble real life and movies, but there’s plenty that’s original Ned Ehrbar

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James Spader is a notorious criminal in The Blacklist. contributed

In his new series, The Blacklist, James Spader may play a notorious criminal who has long been one of the FBI’s most wanted and on the lam for years, but he really wishes people would stop comparing the character to recently convicted gangster Whitey Bulger. “I want to put that to rest right now,” Spader insists. “What was inspired by Whitey Bulger was just the fact that Whitey Bulger was on the FBI Most Wanted List for decades — I don’t know how long, but 16 or 17 years; an enormous amount of time. Nobody knew where he was; nobody knew

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what he was up to, and then all of a sudden, boom, he’s found. That was the only correlation.” Spader seems especially keen to clarify that his character in The Blacklist, the enigmatic Raymond Reddington, and a criminal like Bulger are very, very different. “Whitey Bulger and Raymond Reddington do not relate to each other in any way, shape or form,” he says. “Whitey Bulger, as we all know from the front page of the New York Times every day, was a very powerful crime figure in South Boston. Raymond Reddington’s background is very different. He worked in military intelligence, then worked for the NSA and then became a truly international criminal. So

the correlation really stops after just the fact that somebody that was on the Most Wanted list for so many years and was invisible all of a sudden resurfaces.” And while we’re discouraging comparisons, Spader would also appreciate it if viewers wouldn’t draw links to Silence of the Lambs, even if the first episode of The Blacklist finds Spader’s Reddington meeting FBI agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) in a similar fashion. “Listen, there’s no question that you see anybody who’s in that containment that you see Raymond Reddington in at the very beginning — very dramatic and stylized containment — it brings up images that you’ve experienced in pop culture in the past,” he says. “So obviously the correlation seems right there, but Reddington’s a very different person. He’s not a serial killer in any way, shape or form. He’s an operative and a businessman, and his business is crime.”

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Muscle car is the real star of Getaway IN FOCUS

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Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez are the stars of Getaway, a new action adventure film from Toronto-born director Courtney Solomon, but the scene-stealer is the Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, built by legendary car customizer Shelby American. “Since Getaway takes place in a foreign country,” said Soloman, “I felt strongly that we needed the quintessential American muscle car with enough star power to shine with Ethan and Selena.” Two Shelby GT500 Super Snakes were actually used to tell the story of a former race car driver who must steal the souped-up car and per-

form a number of duties to prevent his wife from being killed. The first can be seen in the Bulgarian-shot action scenes. The second was used during audio recording in Los Angeles. The silver Super Snake is a sleek thing of beauty, but the most famous movie car has to be the 1963 Aston Martin DB5 used in Goldfinger. Not only was it the first and most recognized James Bond car — after the movie was released it was called “the most famous car in the world” — but it also inspired a popular Corgi car that became the biggest selling toy of 1964. The British-made vehicle also appears in The Cannonball Run, driven by former Bond Roger Moore and in a highly stylized form as a secret agent (voiced by Michael Caine) in Pixar’s Cars 2. T h e first auto to have its own screen credit was

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Herbie, the anthropomorphic 1962 Volkswagen Beetle from The Love Bug. The original script didn’t specify any type of car, but after filmmakers “auditioned” several Toyotas, a TVR sportscar, a Volvo, an MG and a pearl white Volkswagen Beetle, the VW was chosen because it was the only car the crew tried to

reach out and pet. Finally, who could forget Marty McFly’s (Michael J. Fox) famous line, “Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Doc, uh... Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?” Back to the Future used one of the 9,000 gull-winged DeLorean DMC-12 sport cars

manufactured by the DeLorean Motor Company in Northern Ireland as a machine that propelled McFly back in time. “Yes, the way I see it,” said the machine’s inventor, Dr. Emmett L. Brown (Christopher Lloyd), “if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?”

Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall play lawyers and ex-lovers who find themselves in the crosshairs when their defence of a suspected terrorist uncovers evidence that could cause a national scandal. Closed Circuit is a thriller with few thrills. In its rush to get to the climax — which is actually twisty and turny enough to be interesting — it blasts through plot details, not giving us any reason to care about the characters. Once again Bana proves to be a handsome cipher — he’s a good-looking actor but as dull as dishwater. richard crouse

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METRO DISH OUR TAKE ON THE WORLD OF CELEBRITIES The Word

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Reunion was ‘just for a minute’ Well, it’s official. That twominute ’N Sync reunion at the MTV Video Music Awards was it as far as the band getting back together, JC Chasez confirms to Ryan Seacrest during a radio interview. “Everybody would ask us,

‘When are you guys going to do something?’ We did. Just for a minute, though,” he says. “It was really about (Justin Timberlake) and all that he’s accomplished. He wanted to acknowledge that part of his career, and so we all decided to do it.”

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••••• @ladygaga I know I spelled ‘your’ wrong it was autocorrect!! I swear!!! Miley Cyrus?

Cheyne Thomas has Miley’s back with choice words for Kelly Clarkson Miley Cyrus has been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism for her risqué MTV Video Music Awards performance with Robin Thicke, but she has at least one person in her corner: good pal Cheyne Thomas.

“Kelly Clarkson called Miley a pitchy stripper. Do you think she’s mad because her past few singles flopped and she wasn’t asked to perform?” Thomas posted to Twitter. “And she’s fat and 30.”

Are Rihanna and Drake rekindling? It looks like Rihanna is spending time with old flame Drake, as the pair got in some quality time at N.Y. nightspot Sons of Essex the Friday prior to last weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards, according to E! News. “Drake came in around 10 p.m. with 10 people and had

four large security guards. Rihanna came about an hour later, alone, not counting her security,” a source says. “They sat in a back room, the lights were dimmed and there was sort of a barricade of tables blocking their group off.” But don’t call it a rekindled romance just yet. “It seemed very casual,” the source says, adding that Rihanna and Drake left a “generous” $500 tip before leaving separately.

@samantharonson ••••• Can you all stop hating on Miley Cyrus now and get back to what’s truly important.... why are there no new levels of candy crush? @lenadunham ••••• Why do we need games like Candy Crush if we can just sit here blockin people with our blockin finger?

@NiallOfficial ••••• Ate way too much popcorn and now my belly is makin funky noises!

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If celebrity spotting and star gazing gets your adrenaline pumping, here are some holiday suggestions that will allow you to indulge your inner paparazzi

ON THE MOVE

Loren Christie life@metronews.ca

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For those who want to spend the money to rub shoulders with the world’s rich and famous, a great website to bookmark is millionairesconcierge.com. It can help you plan a whole range of high-end vacations and buy tickets to celebrity-heavy events, like the Oscars, the Superbowl or the Emmys. ACTRESS JENNIFER LAWRENCE ARRIVES AT THE OSCARS/GETTY IMAGES

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Or save your pennies

For the slightly more budget conscious, go to the tinsel towns of New York, Los Angeles or London, England. Reserve tickets in advance to the taping of your favourite late night talk show or TV sitcom to ensure some celeb face time. BE PART OF A STUDIO AUDIENCE!/GETTY IMAGES

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If you prefer to actually vacation alongside the stars, book your holiday to celebrity favourites like Las Vegas, Telluride, Colorado or the Caribbean islands of St. Bart’s or Anguilla. Anguilla’s laid back vibe is particularly attractive to celebrities like Ellen and Portia, Jay-Z and Beyoncé and camera-shy Janet Jackson, who was seen wandering around the supermarket alone on a recent visit. ST. BART’S HARBOUR/ISTOCK IMAGES

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TIFF brings Hollywood north

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 5 to the 15 and will provide opportunities to see stars such as Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Aniston. Film festivals are a great way to include star gazing into your vacation. Celebrities are there to promote their movies and mingle, so they tend to be more open to the personal attention. Stake out the red carpets during film premieres and lie in wait over cocktails at hip locations like the Drake Hotel, the Shangri-La or the recently opened Four Seasons Hotel. ACTOR JARED LETO AT TIFF IN 2012/GETTY IMAGES

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If you want more than just a quick photo opportunity, consider booking a celebrity-themed cruise. Cruise lines occasionally invite big name chefs, authors or movie stars on board and design the itineraries so people have a chance to interact with them. ISTOCK IMAGES

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From sea to star

Stay in their resorts and hotels

If you want to say you spent the night with a famous friend-to-be, check in to a celebrity-owned hotel like Bono and The Edge’s The Clarence in Dublin, Ireland; Abba’s Benny Andersson’s Hotel Rivalin in Stockholm, Sweden or Elizabeth Hurley’s No. 11 Cadogan Gardensin in London, England. Closer to home, bunk in at Jason Priestley’s Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet, B.C. A MAN WALKS PAST THE CLARENCE


FOOD

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Black Bean Chilaquile: Heavy on Mexican flavour, light on the wallet Nutri-bites

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Ingredients • 1/2 onion, chopped ($0.44) • 1 tbsp olive oil ($0.08) • 2 cloves garlic, minced ($0.10) • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped ($0.23) • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed ($0.11) • 1 can black beans, drained ($1.29) • 2 tsp lime juice ($0.12) • 1 package frozen spinach , thawed and drained well ($1.89) • 1 tsp each oregano and chili powder ($0.11) • 2 cups tortilla chips, crushed ($0.79) • 3 oz cheddar cheese ($1.76) • 1 cup salsa ($0.60) Total $7.52 (about $2.50 per 3 people or $1.88 per 4 people)

Eat cheap (and healthy)

1. Sauté onion in oil for 8 minutes until very soft. Stir in garlic, tomatoes, corn, black beans, lime juice, salt and pepper and cook 5 min to

Drink of the Week

The Zephyr Tart and refreshing, this cocktail blends fresh citrus notes for a cool summer treat. • 1.5 oz Belvedere vodka • 1/2 oz fresh pink grapefruit juice

For the next three Wednesdays, Metro’s Theresa Albert will be serving up some easy to make and healthy recipes that are perfect for families or starving students.

You know how you love nachos but the calories will kill you? Here is a way to have all the taste and none of the guilt. That’s because a black bean and veggie heavy casserole gives you the same crispy, cheesy feeling. This is a great make ahead party dish too. Just stop before the baking step and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes before you want to serve.

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• 1/2 oz orgeat syrup • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice • Top tonic water

Shake first four ingredients and strain into highball over fresh ice. Top with tonic water and garnish with a wedge of fresh pink grapefruit.

This recipe serves three to four people. flickr: rooey202

heat through. Stir in spinach and heat through; sprinkle in oregano and chili powder.

2. Prepare 8x8 casserole dish

or baking pan with light coating of oil. Spread half of the crushed tortilla chips on the bottom. Spoon the sautéed veg over chips. Top with re-

maining chips and cheese.

3. Heat in 400F oven to melt cheese. Top with salsa and serve

recipe and photo courtesy Belvedere Vodka

Side. Prosciutto, Cantaloupe and Orecchiette Salad Of course, because it’s A pasta salad should be easy. It should be a just-throw-the- pasta salad, the combinaingredients-in-a-bowl kind tions really are limitless. of summer food that doesn’t You can substitute any shape require too much messing pasta you prefer. Switch out the prosciutto for bacon or around. With that in mind, this salami, green beans for the salad is just that. Do a quick asparagus, peaches for the boil of the pasta, and throw cantaloupe. The great thing in the veggies to blanch dur- about pasta salad is that it’s ing the last 2 minutes. This so easy to make it yours. simple trick saves you a pot to wash and an extra step. 1. Bring pot of salted water to a Then add some flavour in boil. Add the pasta and cook acthe way of salty prosciutto cording to package directions. and sweet melon, and you’ve got a classic Italian pairing 2. Two minutes before the T:10” turned into summer side. pasta is finished cooking, add

the asparagus. When the pasta is finished, drain immediately and mix in several ice cubes. Stand the strainer of pasta and asparagus in the sink and run cool water over them until completely cooled.

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Meanwhile, in bowl whisk together the olive oil, vinegar and mustard. Add the cooked and cooled pasta and asparagus, the fennel, prosciutto, cantaloupe and basil. Gently stir to combine and distribute the dressing. Season with salt and pepper, then garnish with the Parmesan. The Associated Press

Ingredients • 16 oz orecchiette pasta • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces • 3 tbsp olive oil • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar • 1 tbsp whole-grain mustard • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced • 4 oz prosciutto, cut into thin strips • 1 cup diced cantaloupe • 1/2 cup torn basil leaves • Salt and ground black pepper • Shaved Parmesan cheese

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Ace of heart-to-hearts: How to know if you impressed your interviewer I came, I saw, a contract. Don’t be too perplexed as to whether you pleased the professionals

You felt like you fit

out for during and after the interview and what they could mean for you as the interviewee.

Meghan Greaves TalentEgg.ca

Before an interview, it’s only natural to feel nervous. But post-interview is when the anxiety tends to kick in. Our mind hops on the overthinking train and doesn’t look back. The main reason this happens is because we know the decision is now out of our hands and we don’t have much control over it. You’ve gone through the application process and the interview. The next thing to do is wait patiently to hear back with the decision. But the time between the interview and when you hear back can seem like an eternity. To help with the postinterview jitters and make the wait a little quicker, read these signs to look

• I have had interviews before where I automatically thought “this is the perfect fit” or in other cases, “I’m not sure if this company/role is for me.”

The interview went longer than scheduled An interview that goes longer than scheduled is always a good sign that the interviewer wants to get to know you better and is interested in the conversation. This is a win-win situation because you get to learn more about the company and position, and you get more time to show how you will be a great asset. They told you when you’ll hear back If the interviewer gives you a firm date as to when you’ll hear back, it means that they have a timeline defined for the hiring process. This could also mean that during the interview they made the decision (hiring you!) and just need to speak with their team to work out the details. Even if the news isn’t what you were hoping for, at least you have a concrete idea as to when you’ll know the decision.

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to the team or giving you an office tour. If at the end of the interview they offer to show you around, be sure to say yes and to take it as an indication that they’re interested in hiring you. Body of work: If you noticed that the interviewer was engaged in the conversation, nodding, smiling or giving off any other positive body language hints, take this as a predictor that you’re on a fast track to success. istock

You talked about topics beyond the job description Ensuring that you answer each question during the interview effectively is the first step toward having a successful interview. An interview that exceeds expectations is one where you answer every question and then start to talk about the contributions you can make beyond the job description. If you found that this was

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hired on would be mutually beneficial. If an interviewer knows they want to hire a candidate, they’ll spend extra time explaining the advantages to you. Take this as a sign that they’re very interested. You get an office tour If an interviewer knows that they don’t plan on hiring an interviewee, they won’t spend time introducing you

You hear that your references have been contacted Reference-checking is time consuming. Unless you’re being seriously considered, interviewers won’t spend the time to do this. If you hear from your references that they have been contacted, this is a signal that they’re finalizing their decision and you’re a top candidate. TalentEgg.ca is Canada’s leading job site and online career resource for college and university students and recent graduates.

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Be sure to soak up your new surroundings Home sweet campus. There are perks to your post-secondary palace that you may not be aware of. Explore!

be part of. Tip: Get a copy of the exercise schedule. Try different classes by yourself or with a friend and see which ones you like best. Mark an activity or two into your weekly schedule as you would with academic classes.

Meghan Greaves

Health centre Students spend most of their time at school and may not have time to go to the doctor. That’s where the health centre comes in. Health and dental coverage are included in your tuition fees, whether you have a medical plan or not. The health centre usually covers counselling services, nutrition and blood tests.

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As a student, it’s important to be aware of where your tuition money goes. College and university can be expensive, but it’s not just the courses you’re paying for. There are services that can help the fitness, career, extracurricular and social aspects of your student life. Here are a few things you should use to your advantage while you’re still in school:

Tip: You can opt out of health and dental services and receive a refund on the fees. Check with your university for more details.

Student discounts Between tuition, books and Credit requirement checks

• Many students don’t realize the importance of keeping track of their credits. Registrar’s offices have academic counsellors who specifically look after credit requirements, which determine your graduation. It’s good to be aware of this as soon as possible and keep a list of your credits in mind with your academic calendar. Tip: Make an appointment with your department’s student advisor to go over your credit requirements. One course could determine your fate at graduation. It’s always best to be sure.

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Soccer

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Pippen avoids charges for dust up

RG3 awaits green light from surgeon

Arsenal remains in Champions League

Jays GM stands by his man(ager)

Los Angeles County prosecutors are declining to bring charges against former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen after a fight with an autograph seeker outside a Malibu sushi restaurant. Prosecutors said Tuesday there is insufficient evidence against Pippen. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Robert Griffin III could get the all-clear to play in the regular season when he meets with his surgeon Thursday night. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday that Griffin will meet with Dr. James Andrews while the Redskins are in Florida for their final

pre-season game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Arsenal will play in the Champions League for a 16th consecutive season. With a 3-0 lead over Fenerbahce from the first leg, Aaron Ramsey netted twice at Emirates Stadium to ensure Arsenal comfortably won the playoff 5-0 on aggregate.

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is giving his skipper a vote of confidence. Speaking to reporters before Tuesday night’s 7-1 loss to the New York Yankees, Anthopoulos said John Gibbons will return as manager in 2014.

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Raonic holds serving clinic in first round of U.S. Open Tennis. Top-ranked Canadian player slams 28 aces in straight-sets win over qualifier Milos Raonic has advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open. The 10th-seeded player from Thornhill, Ont., defeated Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Tuesday. “In general, it was a good day,” Raonic said. He will face Pablo Andujar in the second round after the Spaniard beat Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. “He started doing well in 2011, just like me,” Raonic said of Andujar. “He’s very consistent. He can be aggressive, especially with his forehand, and I’ve got to play more aggressive than I did today. “I’ve got to clean up a bit off the baseline and hopefully serve like I did today.” Raonic put on a serving display against the 179th-ranked Fabbiano, who was making his Grand Slam debut. The Italian gave only the slightest hint of trouble when he got a break back in the second set for 4-all before losing the set in a tiebreaker.

Pospisil left fuming

Sounding off

“I couldn’t jump. I couldn’t make a service movement. It’s still better than yesterday.”

Meanwhile, Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, B.C., suffered a tough loss to Brazilian qualifier Rogerio Dutra, going down 4-6, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 6-2, 7-6 (10). • With the fifth-set tiebreaker tied 10-10, the umpire overruled a linesperson’s call on Dutra’s shot that was initially ruled long. That gave Dutra match point, which he then converted.

“I know he’s very capable, I remember him from juniors,” Raonic said of Fabbiano. “He got through quallies, so he must be playing well in that situation. I just sort of dealt with it as best I could, and I’m happy with how the result turned out.” Raonic took a 4-2 lead in the third set and sealed the victory with a series of untouchable serves. The Canadian finished with 52 winners, including 28 aces. “Serve helped for sure, got me through a lot of difficult situations,” Raonic said. “I was struggling definitely from the baseline, but when I sort of needed it I was able to pick it up on both sides.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

Jerzy Janowicz, who was playing through a back injury in a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 loss to qualifier Maximo Gonzalez.

“I’m in a good spot right now. I want to enjoy it as long as it lasts.” Roger Federer, insisting his passion for tennis is alive despite his No. 7 rank and recent highprofile losses. Federer won 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 over Grega Zemlja Tuesday.

“I like big matches on the big stadium, but the people — it’s too much crowds for myself, I think.” Milos Raonic serves to Thomas Fabbiano during their first-round match at the U.S. Open on Tuesday in New York. AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES

Petra Kvitova, who defeated Misaki Doi 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, said she prefers the calm of Wimbledon over the bustle of New York.

Sheets scores another top-offensive-player nod

Kory Sheets

THE CANADIAN PRESS

CFL leading rusher Kory Sheets is the league’s offensive player of the week after another impressive performance. Sheets rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Saskatchewan’s 30-27 win over Edmonton on Saturday. It was the seventh time Sheets has rushed for over 130 yards in a

game this season. Sheets has rushed for 1,058 yards in eight games this year. He’s on pace to break the CFL single-season rushing record of 2,065 yards, set by Montreal’s Mike Pringle in 1998. Sheets was also named the offensive player of the week in Week 3 and the offensive play-

er of the month for July. Defensive player of the week honours went to Hamilton’s Dee Webb, who returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown in the Tiger-Cats’ 37-14 win over Winnipeg. Montreal kick returner Tyron Carrier took the special teams award, returning a kick-

off 90 yards for a touchdown as the Alouettes beat B.C. 39-38 on a last-second field goal. Teammate Eric Deslauriers was named top Canadian. The receiver caught four passes for 101 yards, including a 57-yard reception that set up the gamewinning field goal. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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2005 juniors make up sizable chunk of Olympic prospects Sochi Games 2014. Accomplished class’ chemistry could provide gold-medal spark The Canadian junior men’s hockey team of 2005 is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to the Olympic Games. Ten of the 47 players invited to Calgary to start preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics won gold at the 2005 world junior hockey championships in Grand Forks, N.D. Seven of the 2005 alumni are already Olympic gold medallists, having played for their country in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. Defencemen Brent Seabrook and Shea Weber and forwards Patrice Bergeron, Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Michael Richards made up almost a third of the victorious team in Vancouver. They were joined at this week’s orientation camp in Calgary by 2005 teammates Dion Phaneuf, Jeff Carter and Andrew Ladd. The 2005 junior team, coached by Brent Sutter, is considered Canada’s best of all time. Canada steamrolled

MLB

Victorino boosts BoSox with big bat Shane Victorino homered twice and drove in a career-

high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 13-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Felix Doubront pitched 6 2/3 innings of four-hit ball for AL East-leading Boston.

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Victorino also had a tworun double in the seventh, and Dustin Pedroia had three hits for the Red Sox. Mike Napoli also homered to spark a five-run fourth inning. The Associated Press

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Tuesday’s results N.Y. Yankees 7 Toronto 1 Boston 13 Baltimore 2 Patrice Bergeron, left, Sidney Crosby and Corey Perry celebrate winning Chicago White Sox 4 Houston 3 Canada the gold medal at the world junior hockey championship in Kansas City 6 Minnesota 1 L.A. Angels 6 Tampa Bay 5 January 2005. Ryan Remiorz/the canadian press Oakland 6 Detroit 3 (5 innings, rain) Texas at Seattle through the tournament, outMonday’s results Alumni success scoring its opposition 41-7. Houston 10 Chicago White Sox 8 The Canadians dismantled Kansas City 11 Tampa Bay 1 Oakland 8 Detroit 6 a Russian team that featured All but Dion Phaneuf and Texas 8 Seattle 3 current NHL superstars Alex Shea Weber have won a Toronto 5 N.Y. Yankees 2 Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin Stanley Cup within their first Wednesday’s games — All Times Eastern by a 6-1 score in the final. It six seasons in the NHL. Texas (Perez 7-3) at Seattle (Hernandez was Canada’s first world junior 12-7), 3:40 p.m. gold since 1997 and sparked a • Sidney Crosby and Corey N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-9) at Toronto run of five straight titles. (Redmond 1-2), 7:07 p.m. Perry are already Hart TroOakland (Straily 6-7) at Detroit (Fister 11-6), Richards was captain of the phy winners as the NHL’s 7:08 p.m. junior team in Grand Forks. most valuable players, and L.A. Angels (Richards 4-5) at Tampa Bay He believes the shared history Bergeron earned the Selke (Archer 7-5), 7:10 p.m. of those players helped team Trophy as the league’s best Baltimore (Norris 9-10) at Boston (Lackey chemistry in 2010 and can do defensive forward in 2012. 8-11), 7:10 p.m. so again in Sochi in February. Houston (Cosart 1-1) at Chicago White Sox “I think it always helps in (Sale 9-12), 8:10 p.m. a short tournament when you fortable with each other,” he Kansas City (Chen 5-2) at Minnesota T:10”(Albers 2-1), 8:10 p.m. know each other and are com- said. the canadian press

Tuesday’s results Atlanta 2 Cleveland 0 Milwaukee 7 Pittsburgh 6 N.Y. Mets 5 Philadelphia 0 San Francisco 5 Colorado 3 St. Louis 6 Cincinnati 1 Washington 2 Miami 1 San Diego at Arizona Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers Monday’s results Arizona 6 San Diego 1 Colorado 6 San Francisco 1 L.A. Dodgers 6 Chicago Cubs 2 Philadelphia 2 N.Y. Mets 1 St. Louis 8 Cincinnati 6 Wednesday’s games — All Times Eastern Chicago Cubs (Jackson 7-13) at L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 10-9), 3:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gorzelanny 3-5) at Pittsburgh (Morton 5-3), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Alvarez 2-3) at Washington (Strasburg 6-9), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 14-9) at Atlanta (Maholm 9-10), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 5-13) at N.Y. Mets (Matsuzaka 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 8-10) at St. Louis (Wainwright 15-7), 8:15 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-8) at Colorado (Chacin 12-7), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Erlin 1-2) at Arizona (Miley 9-8), 9:40 p.m.

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Friday’s game — All Times Eastern Hamilton at B.C., 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 Winnipeg at Saskatchewan, 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 Edmonton at Calgary, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 Montreal at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal New York Kansas City Philadelphia New England Houston Chicago Columbus Toronto D.C.

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The 2013 Nissan Leaf

Review. Norway shows the way environmentally as Leafs continue to fly off the shelves They’re clever people, the Norwegians. In Norway electric cars are flying off the shelves. Why? Because in Norway there is no sales tax or road tax to pay on EVs and in cities, including Oslo, parking and charging — via a comprehensive citywide infrastructure — is free. Best of all you can drive in the bus lanes, improving commuting times significantly. Consequently Nissan’s electric Leaf has been selling very well there. Helped by its conventional packaging, the compromises of Leaf ownership are very few. Which is why we were testing the new Leaf in Norway, because the Leaf and the city of Oslo represent one vision of an automobile future for all of us. This 2013 Leaf model has been improved by increasing power and range and by moving the plug-in charging unit to the front of the car, increasing boot space by 40 litres. The car is also lighter and has improved ride thanks to a retuned chassis tweaked for European tastes. The result is that this electric car has become more comfortable, practical and fun. In fact it’s more conventionally car-like, which can only

The 2013 Nissan Leaf

•Type. Four-door •Engines (hp). 80 kW electric motor (109PS of power)

• Range for one charge. 199km • Emissions. 0g/km

Interior

Now available in more conventional black trim instead of beige, the interior is familiar yet futuristic; a clever mix of comfort with cool blue accents and icons to remind you you’re a trendsetter.

Performance

Zippy, comfortable and quiet, this kind of progress feels efficient and fun. The new Leaf feels faster than its 0 to 100 km/h time of 11.5 seconds suggests.

Design

The refinements are subtle, so the styling remains divisive and is not to everyone’s taste. In other words, it’s kind of funny looking.

•Base price (incl. destination) $31,698 to $38,398 depending on the package

The 80 kW electric motor is under the hood.

With the charger port now at the front there is even more room in the trunk.

be a good thing. Inside the Nissan Leaf you’ll find five seats, five doors, and plenty of smart storage throughout. Plus all the high tech gadgets you would expect from a car this innovative, like Bluetooth connectivity, Nissan intelligent key with push button start, and a USB connection port for iPods and other compatible devices.

• Biggest plus Knowing you will rarely have to deal with gas stations. Or pay for fuel for that matter. The charging speed has been halved too. •Biggest flaw The steering doesn’t feel fantastically responsive at speed, though around town this translates into belowaverage manoeuvrability.

The interior is very familiar but also futuristic.

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Take precautions with your Porsche Second gear. 2006-2012 Porsche Cayman

Common issues

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Entering the 2013 model year, the Porsche Cayman has been updated and revamped from the ground up — meaning that the first-generation of the popular sports model has moved fully into used-car territory. Both Cayman and Cayman S models were available in this generation. The ‘S’ indicates the presence of the larger-displacement engine and some supporting performance upgrades to the vehicle’s brakes, tires and suspension. An exclusive, track-oriented Cayman R model was available towards the end of this generation, too. Feature content included, adjustable shock absorbers, automatic climate control, xenon lights, and a premium audio system. contributed

Engine What owners dislike

All models got a mid-mounted flat-six engine with rear-wheel drive. Displacements included 2.7, 2,9 or 3.4 litres, with output ranging between 245 and 325 horsepower. Manual or automatic / dual-clutch gearboxes were available.

What owners like

Tight cabin quarters for Styling, handling, pedigree and larger drivers, as well as a exclusivity were all given as noisy ride and dated interkey purchase considerations by ior appearance were among Cayman owners. Other pluses the most common complaints. include the two-trunk layout, easy entry and exit, and an ‘easy to drive’ character. Fuel mileage is also rated highly.

The verdict

Most Cayman owners report a worry-free driving experience — though some well-documented and serious issues mean a mechanical check-up is a must. A model from a Certified Pre Owned program is your most confident buy.

Check the transmission, avoiding any Cayman model with the manual gearbox that shifts roughly, grinds during upshifts or exhibits clutch slippage. If the model in question is automatic or PDK dual-clutch equipped, be sure there’s no difficulty in moving the shift lever between its settings. If there is, the Cayman you’re considering probably needs a new motor mount. Some pre-2009 Cayman models suffered a well-documented issue with failure of the engine’s Intermediate Main Shaft (IMS) which could result in catastrophic engine failure. It’s unclear how many units were affected—though Porsche redesigned the engine range without the troublesome IMS from 2009 and on. Inspect the Cayman’s oil level and condition with the assistance of a Porsche mechanic, too. Models used in a track setting with high-grip racing tires may have suffered from oil starvation, which could damage the engine. Other important checks should include monitoring for oil smoke from the tailpipes at startup, and a check beneath the vehicle for a leaky rear main seal.

Charging ahead to keep electric vehicles going Driving force. With the sales of electric and hybrid cars rising, buyers now need to know where to recharge Jil McIntosh

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No matter where you are, you’re probably not very far away from a gas station. You can confidently drive almost anywhere, knowing you can buy fuel when you get low. But for people with electric cars, finding a spot to recharge away from home is far more difficult, since public charging infrastructure is still in its infancy. “It’s the chicken and egg,” says Teresa Di Felice, director

of government and community relations for CAA South Central Ontario (SCO). “It’s really in what comes first. Do we need a certain number of vehicles before there’s a willingness to spend on the infrastructure, or does it need to be in place to encourage more people to purchase these vehicles?” Since CAA SCO has an electric car, it has a charging station installed at its head office, as do a few other CAA locations. The auto club makes the station available to anyone who needs to plug in an electric vehicle. Electric infrastructure presents an entirely new challenge for automakers. Up until now, they just sold the car while oil companies set up the refuelling stations, but they’re now involved in the charging process. It’s also an issue for

Take note

• Find your station. A Canada-wide list of charging stations, as well as information on electric vehicle costs and information, can be found at electricvehicles.caa.ca. • Hybrid or fully electric? Not all plug-in cars run solely on their charge. Plug-in hybrids revert to gasoline/electric mode when the stored charge runs out, while extended-range cars use a small gas engine to generate more electricity.

governments, many of which are creating and funding programs for public installations. The challenges include where to put the stations, how to make them accessible, and

who should pay for them, including the installation costs and the price of charging up. Di Felice estimates that, depending on the unit and how much wiring must be done to install it, a public charging station can run between $3,000 and $15,000. The good news is that, just as gas pump nozzles fit every vehicle, the electric plugs are standardized throughout the industry, and all cars can charge from every station. The major issue is how long it takes. Fast-charging stations that can top up the battery in a short period are very rare, and not all vehicles are equipped for this type of highpower “refuelling.” Until quick-charge becomes more widespread, public charging stations will be most common in places where drivers stay for longer

Where is your nearest charging station? contributed

periods, such as work, stores, restaurants, or hotels. “The biggest impediment for people purchasing electric vehicles is ‘range anxiety,’”

Di Felice says, referring to the fear of running out of power. “These charging initiatives are useful for those who want to buy these vehicles.”


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An essential part of any hitch system is the ball mount, or receiver. Many people simply toss this component into the back of their pickup trucks or inside their sport utes’ stowage compartment, where it often gets lost or left behind somewhere. Worse is that it crashes around the cabin when driving. The Receiver Caddy from Du-Ha Inc. is designed to securely hold up to two standard-size ball mounts. Constructed of heavy-duty aluminum, the Caddy attaches to an appropriate spot inside your vehicle (it has drain holes for pickup installations) without drilling. Once in place, the receiver(s) can be safeguarded with an optional key lock. The Receiver Caddy itself sells for $35 US, while adding the lock kit costs an extra 15 bucks. You can obtain the necessary ordering information and watch the instructional video at receivercaddy. com.

People place (or misplace) their trust in jack stands, wooden blocks or other items to prop up their vehicles while working beneath them. The Bodyguard from Creepex features a built-in protective framework that has been designed to provide an extra measure of safety if the vehicle somehow falls. In fact, the company claims that the Bodyguard can support up to 30,000 pounds (13,600 kilograms). As well, the product’s design means you won’t have to lift your vehicle any higher than you normally would when using a regular creeper. Each unit includes three heavy-duty 15-centimetre locking casters and an ergonomic four-position backrest with lumbar support. The Bodyguard sells for $500 US and is available in a variety of colours directly from the manufacturer at creepex.com.

If you’re planning a road trip, this item is for you. Travelling usually requires carrying lots of stuff, including your cellphone, iPad-type tablet, sunglasses, passport, water bottle and so on. Scottevest literally has you covered with a unique sleeveless Travel Vest. It has 22 built-in (and mostly hidden) pockets that keep all your travel gear organized and always close at hand. And the slim design means you won’t look at all overstuffed. The vest is made of wrinkleresistant cotton/nylon blend and is both water- and stain-resistant. Colour choices include red, tan and black. The vest comes in all popular men’s and women’s sizes and costs $125 US. Visit .

How can you keep your car’s interior cool during the summer while keeping ice off the windshield in the winter? Cool Cap from Reflectionite, of course. The company’s products are designed to fit a wide variety of vehicles, including sedans, sports cars, sport utility vehicles, minivans and pickup trucks. Because the product securely attaches on the outside, the company claims that the Cool Cap’s reflective material will significantly reduce much of the heat from entering the interior through the windows as well as the roof. Prices range from $140 to $160 US, plus an additional $10 US for a set of optional soft hooks. Get the full story and place your order at itscoolinhere.com.

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Cool detectives ride bicycles ... said no one, ever It’s true. There isn’t one cool detective who pedaled a bicycle to the scene of the crime. Cool cars became just as important to the image of a TV gumshoe as a fedora and long coat. And later on, what they drove became an integral part of their identity. Take Robert Urich in Vega$. First airing in 1978, he played P.I. Dan Tanna who drove his 1957 Thunderbird right up to his desk in the office. How cool was that? Well, that’s just the beginning of what we have in store for you. malcolm gunn wheelbasemedia.com

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The rumpled police detective (perfectly played by the late Peter Falk) drove a beat-up 1959 Peugeot 403 cabriolet that appeared to be equally trashed. Either poor old Columbo was stuck with a heavy alimony tab, or he was a terrible credit risk who couldn’t qualify for a car loan to save his life.

Hardcastle and McCormick A retired judge (Brian Keith as Milton C. Hardcastle) and his ex-con assistant Mark “Skid” McCormick (Daniel Hugh Kelly) exacted vigilante justice upon those scofflaws who remained on the lam. McCormick clearly never understood the concept of working under cover since he drove “The Coyote,” an overbaked McLaren M6 GT replica that went literally airborne during each episode’s opening credits.

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William Conrad convincingly portrayed rotund private eye Frank Cannon who seemed to be always fighting crime from behind the wheel of a Mark-series Lincoln Continental coupe. Each season, that model year’s Lincoln seemed to grow larger . . .

Magnum P.I. Tom Selleck’s Hawaii-based character had the mustache, the muscles and the muscle in the form of a Ferrari 308. In the show, the Ferrari belonged to Robin Masters, an unseen benefactor who would “lend” his car to Magnum to work on cases. How tough a gig could that be? Show regulars will notice that the Ferrari was replaced with newer models as the seasons wore on.

The Saint Then-future 007 star Roger Moore was the epitome of English elegance in this popular crime melodrama. The smartest move Volvo ever made was to supply Moore’s character, Simon Templar, with a sporty Volvo P1800 for tooling around swinging London town. This long-running series helped put both Moore and Volvo on the map.


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Nissan’s trucks get bitten by the zombie diesel bug Autopilot. The Titan, accompanied by the Cummins engine, will attempt to change the company’s fortunes in the light-duty market Auto pilot

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The diesels keep coming, like zombies that won’t take decapitation for an answer; only with lots more torque and fuel range, and the fact that we’re actually glad to see them. This time it’s Nissan, which announced last week it would offer a newly developed Cummins 5.0-litre V8 turbo-diesel in its next-generation Titan pickup. Putting a Cummins V8 diesel into the Titan will certainly shake things up in the light-duty full-size pickup segment, where torque is highly prized and brag-able. Television ads that brag about the torque ratings of full-size pickups are only slightly less testosterone fuelled than a Megadeath concert — they always make me want to put on a pair of overalls and work boots and throw heavy stuff around the living room. Nissan sold about 3,500 Titans in Canada in 2012. Compare that to Ford, which sold over 106,000 F-Series pickups during the same year. “Hopefully the Titan will no longer be the best kept secret,” said Nissan V-P, Fred Diaz, in a statement. “We’re going to be the only ones to have a V8 diesel in a 1500 truck, which is pretty neat space to play in because you’re actually going to be

more powerful and bigger and have more capability than a 1500 but not quite at the level of a 2500.” Diesels have always been available on 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups, but the torque-endowed diesel engine makes huge sense for any truck, and we’re finally getting some diesel action in our light-duty pickups. Ram 1500 gets a diesel option for 2014 — a 3.0-litre V6 made by Chrysler’s Italian partner, VM Motori — and GM is heavily rumoured to be contemplating a diesel option for its next-generation of the mid-size Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups. GM’s already got a suitable diesel engine; it just has to North Americanize the diesel built for the Colorado sold in Thailand, Southeast Asia, Brazil and Australia. Those markets, and Europe, have always been diesel savvy with their smaller trucks, while we’ve always have to look longingly over the seas for some of the action. In Europe they put diesels on everything. You can probably get a Peugeot bicycle with a diesel. There are certainly reasons why the automakers haven’t given us smaller trucks with diesels until now, but probably not good ones. The dominance of the full-size truck that can easily accommodate the big lump of a (relatively inexpensive) V8 is probably one of them. Another is our historically crappy diesel fuel, which couldn’t be tolerated by global diesel engines designed to run on the better stuff. The Cummins engine destined for the Titan will instantly make the Titan a pickup celebrity. For competitive reasons, Nissan is not yet announcing launch dates for the new Titan. But apparently

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March 21 - April 20 As Mars moves into the dynamic sign of Leo today, your energy and confidence will surge. Yes, all things are possible but that does not mean you have to try to do it all at the same time.

April 21 - May 21 You should make an effort to convince loved ones that you are still on their side. Why might they doubt you? Because you have been strangely uncommunicative of late.

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July 24 - Aug. 23 The world needs people who are willing to take a risk and with Mars moving into your sign today, it’s you. Don’t wait to be told to do what you feel is right — self-belief is all the permission you need.

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