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Justin admits expense error

Paying drunks with drinks

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Top cops aren’t actually locking your computer Scareware. Police warn of fraud attempts with spammer posing as the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police JOE LOFARO

Ottawa police have issued a warning about a computer scam which appears to lock down a person’s computer and attempts to extract money from them. The so-called “scareware scam” starts with a pop-up message purportedly sent from the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs to a computer user. It popped up last

year and now Ottawa police say they have received two recent complaints from residents. Ottawa police spokesperson Const. Chuck Benoit said both complainants did not fall for the scam, however they did file a report. The CAPC issued a news release warning people about the scam in July 2013, saying the pop-ups warn users their computers are associated with pornography. The pop-up then asks the user to pay a fee so that the computer can be unlocked. The bogus message also threatens the user of criminal charges if the fee is not paid within 72 hours. Similar scams have also claimed to be from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

“These types of messages, commonly known as ‘scareware,’ are designed to create such shock and anxiety that victims respond by sending money quickly,” the RCMP stated in the July 23, 2013, statement from CACP. “If you receive one of these messages please be aware that it is a scam and has not been issued by the CACP. Do not pay the $100.00 fine.” Protect yourself

The police association is reminding computer users to use caution on the Internet by not clicking on pop-ups which claim your computer is infected with a virus and to update your computer’s antivirus software.


Winston Anderson was the first person to test out Ottawa’s first bitcoin ATM Thursday. For more on the new currency, see page 4. LUCY SCHOLEY/METRO

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Youth centre gets $16,000 grant from TELUS


Woman with head injuries may have been attacked Gatineau police say initial findings indicate a woman found with head injuries Wednesday was assaulted. On Wednesday around 4:20 p.m. police were called to the intersection of Wright and Eddy Street where a young woman had suffered head injuries requiring transport to hospital. “Initial findings indicated that police seem assault would have occurred at 65 Eddy Street Apt. 1,” police said in a news release. Police say they are trying to determine what led up to the attack. They say the 24-year-old’s injuries, although serious, are not life threatening. METRO

HIV non-disclosure case goes to jury A jury began deliberations in the case of Elliott Youden, a gay man facing an aggravated sexual assault charge, for allegedly not disclosing his HIV positive status. Youden, 32, pleaded not guilty to the charge and says he did tell the 25-year-old complainant he had HIV, charging instead he was the victim of a shakedown for money. The complainant, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, alleges Youden lied about his medical con-

dition when the two had sex twice on July 18, 2010 in Youden’s apartment. The man also alleges Youden did not use a condom during the second round of intercourse. Defence lawyer Ian Carter argued his client was told by his doctor to practice safe sex after his diagnosis in 2008 and that Youden used condoms each time he had sex with the complainant. The two met on a website in the summer of 2010 and the complainant agreed to go

Contender. The Finger Cleaner could win Doritos commercial contest

that’s being kept,” Gencher laughs as he describes the concept of the ad, in which he plays a boss annoyed that a new worker is wiping his orange stained hands on his new uniform. Gencher’s short role has drawn comparisons to Jonathan Banks’ Mike Ehrmantraut character from Breaking Bad. “Breaking Bad is all about the secret, the darkness behind it,” says Gencher. It would ruin the joke to reveal the secret so go to Doritos. com to see the ad and vote for your favorite. Gencher says he and his fellow actors found out about being shortlisted about a week ago when Matt Lauer announced the list on the today show, but noted he couldn’t play one of the commercials because it was too edgy. “You tell someone they can’t watch something and of course they all want to watch it,” says Gencher.

to Youden’s apartment to give him a massage. Youden told the jury he tried to break the ice by writing in a chat message, “You can’t get HIV from a massage” prior to the July 18 meeting. The massage turned into sex, after which the complainant made an unwarranted and surprise demand for $500 for the encounter, Youden testified. The complainant told police in an Aug. 6, 2010 interview that he had chat

messages from an online conversation in which Youden apparently apologized to the complainant for not paying up. But he never sent it to police. Crown prosecutor David Elhadad argued that was because the man, true to his testimony had a lot on his mind and was struggling at school and in his personal life. “Good common sense is he did have … quite a bit on his plate,” argued Elhadad. JOE LOFARO/METRO

Local could be headed to Super Bowl, in an ad

A former Ottawa residentturned Aussie actor is part of a team that stands to win a million dollars if their viral Doritos commercial wins a slot on the Super Bowl broadcast. “The Finger Cleaner” is one of five contenders in a contest shortlisted by the chip company in its Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. The hilarious smash Youtube hit involving an auto shop full of munching doritos aficionados and a mysterious finger cleaning hole in a wall is the brain child of a group of actors and television pros that include local transplant, actor Mike Gencher and his friends director Tom Noakes, producer Belinda Dean and others. “There’s a deep dark secret


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The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation received a $16,000 grant from the TELUS Ottawa Community Board for new technology in its classroom on Jan. 15. The funding is in addition to the $50,000 that the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre has received in support of youth programming from TELUS in the past 2 years. The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre opened in 1993 to provide day treatment for youth suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. In 2010, it was transformed into the only non-profit, residential treatment care facility in Eastern Ontario. METRO



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Ottawa’s first bitcoin ATM installed at ByWard brew pub Show me the cryptocurrency! One bitcoin is now worth about $900 Canadian LUCY SCHOLEY

Bitcoin is breaking into Ottawa. The city’s first digital currency ATM was installed at the Clocktower Brew Pub in the ByWard Market Wednesday afternoon. Bitcoin is not a tangible coin, it’s an online currency that uses cryptography to control the creation of money, and Questionable uses

“I’m just excited that bitcoin is catching on in Ottawa.” 27-year-old Winston Anderson, who uses bitcoins to buy cigars, and for online dating.

it allows anyone to transfer money across borders without the “hassle” of government regulations and fees, said Ryan Wallace, the CEO of BitAccess, the company that installs the ATMs. “It’s like sending cash out of your wallet from one person to another, without any hassle,” he said. “It’s instantaneous.” One bitcoin is worth about $900 Canadian, but a user can buy a fraction of a bitcoin and also have it converted back to Canadian dollars. Like any currency, its value fluctuates. Wallace said one bitcoin was worth about $400 one year ago. “Any merchant can accept a bitcoin right now. They just have to get an app,” he said. Winston Anderson was the first person to test the machine at the Clocktower. “I’m just excited that bitcoin is catching on in Ottawa,” said the 27-year-old, who said he has used the currency to buy cigars in the U.S. and for online dating purposes.

Would you use bitcoins?

“Maybe if they do more marketing and make more people award of it, then I’d consider it.” Anushi Dezoysa, 32

“I wouldn’t go for that.” Wayne McMartin, 51

“I don’t think I would. I’m very slow to catch on to new trends like that.” A man makes a transaction at the first bitcoin ATM installed in Ottawa. LUCY SCHOLEY/METRO

Bradley Sykes, 32

Transit user reimbursed after Presto glitch Metrolinx is dishing out a com- She had hoped to attend an applimentary February transit pointment to get blood work pass to an Ottawa woman after done, but her card was not a glitch prevented a January working properly and it was pass she had bought to be load- too late to book a Para Transpo ed onto her Presto card and left bus in time, she said. “I am a person on a very low her with a negative balance. Catherine Gardner, an ac- income,” said Gardner WedMetrolinx is refunding Catherine cessibility advocate who uses nesday. “I don’t have the extra Gardner’s money after a “production a wheelchair to get around, money to go put money on a glitch” ate money she had loaded described to Metro Wednesday card.” onto her card. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION by Metrolinx, the provincial that she felt “trapped” without LMD-OTT-Metro-ZEROWinter-10x278-CLR-V2Sens.pdf 1 13-12-20 11:39 AM SEAN MCKIBBON/metro having access to public transit. agency which oversees Presto,









said Thursday the error was due to a “production glitch” on Jan. 13 — the first day she tapped her card since buying a $35 Community Pass on Dec. 31. The glitch prevented her Community Pass from being loaded onto the card, according to Metrolinx spokesperson Vanessa Thomas. So, without a pass on her Presto card, the balance on it

sat at $0.01. When she tapped it on Jan. 13, the ride was billed as a regular fare of $2.70, deducted from her e-purse, which gave her a puzzling balance of -$2.71. “This was unfortunate timing and we understand how this would be confusing for the customer,” wrote Thomas in an email. “We sincerely apologize that this occurred and we thank her for bringing the mat-

ter to our attention.” Why the glitch happened remains a mystery, and Gardner seems to be the only customer to experience it. Gardner told Metro Thursday evening her card is working and the e-purse was refunded. “I’m really happy with the outcome,” she said, after attending the appointment she missed the day before. JOE LOFARO/metro


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With Bloess out, Stieda aims to re-engage disconnected voters Innes Ward. After incumbent bows out, new candidate seizes his chance in upcoming Ottawa municipal election Trevor greenway

Roland Stieda has been crunching numbers, and he sees an untapped market of voters in the Innes Ward. With only 43 per cent of eligible voters making it out to the polls in 2010, Stieda is hoping to reengage the disconnected public and sway them to write his name down this October. “In my mind, there is 57 per cent who are, for what-

Roland Stieda is hoping to score votes for the Innes Ward in the upcoming Ottawa municipal election. TREVOR GREENWAY/METRO

ever reason, disengaged from the political process municipally,” Stieda told Metro Thursday. The

47-year-old IT worker is so far the only candidate registered for the Innes Ward after longtime councillor

Rainer Bloess announced he wouldn’t be seeking another term earlier this week. With Bloess out, Stie-

da is focusing on the constituents. “One of my main things that I am trying to do is

really engage with, not only the people who are already engaged in municipal politics, but those people (who) feel their voice doesn’t matter or they don’t understand things or don’t have the time.” If elected, Stieda said he would give some muchneeded attention to some aging infrastructure in the ward — places like the Notre-Dame-des-Champs community centre and the Blackburn Arena, which he says is in “dire need of some sort of facelift.” His first matter of business would be to open up a political office in the ward to host weekly open discussions with constituents. Stieda also wants the city to look at options of converting waste into energy. Ottawa heads to the polls Oct. 27.

Somerset candidate has vision for a new Ottawa Martin Canning envisions a new Ottawa emerging over the next four years — one with a clear sustainable vision that involves the people in all its decision-making. The Somerset Ward candidate says city council has been “going at it alone,” for too long and hopes his campaign will spark an unprecedented level of public engagement. “The way that government interfaces with citizens and works with citizens and shares the policy discussions and implementation with citizens is clearly broken,” Canning told Metro Thursday. “And people around Ottawa want in. You hear it, I hear it, everyone wants to participate, but they are not content with the opportunity given to them, either as individuals or groups, to contribute to the changing city. That needs to be fixed now, today.” Canning has lived in the ward for more than a decade, and says residents are concerned with two main things: sustainable development and affordability. With the city changing rapidly every day, there are questions surrounding the downtown core and whether or not it’s growing

Martin Canning wants to build a new Ottawa, but he needs to get voted in as councillor in Somerset Ward to make it happen. contributed

with the people who populate it. “Can we still afford to have families downtown? Can we still afford to have students living in apartments close to the university?” Canning asked. A communications consultant and former policy analyst for the federal government, Canning knows how policies are formed. But he wants to change all that by involving the public every step of the way. The challenge is engaging those disconnected constituents who feel their voice is nothing but an echo. He was also appointed to the city’s Environmental Advisory Com-

mittee in 2009 and retired as vice-chair in 2012. Canning was also a founding member of the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict, an urban sustainability action group. Canning will be pounding the pavement and holding events leading up to the Oct. 27 election, trying to drum up support for his new Ottawa. TREVOR GREENWAY/metro


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Stittsville landmark ravaged by fire gets a stay of execution

A city committee is deciding whether to demolish the fire-damaged Bradley’s General Store in Stittsville. City of Ottawa

Historic structure. Built heritage sub-committee delays vote on demolition application by owner


A historic Stittsville landmark won’t be torn down just yet. Ottawa’s heritage committee voted to delay its decision on whether to demolish the Bradley General Store Thursday morning. The 140-year-old building, which has served as a restaurant and hotel, was badly damaged in an electrical fire last September. “A great deal of the original historical material has been lost,” said Lesley Collins, a city planner. City staffers are recommending

the building be torn down following a demolition request from the owner. This stirred some debate. Barbara Bottriell, of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, said that the city should work to salvage the building at 1518 Stittsville Main St. “We don’t have a whole lot in the heritage area, but it’s a small area and it’s highly valuable,” she told the committee. “When you demolish a heritage building, it isn’t any old building, as you are aware.”

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The 140-year-old building, used as a restaurant and hotel, was damaged in a fire last fall.

Committee member Barry Padolsky noted that a post-fire engineer report said the building could be restored, albeit at a price. “This is a great tragedy,” he said about the fire, but noted he would support the building’s demolition. There was other talk of restoring the building or asking the owner to come back with a different proposal. However, the city can’t just request that the owners restore the building. Councillors can only vote to approve or disapprove the application to demolish. Stasia Skoff, who owns the building, agreed to allow council a deferral on the demolition decision until Feb. 13. Skoff declined to further comment at this time. LUCY SCHOLEY/metro

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Snow guns blast powder at Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau Wednesday, as the city gets ready to host Winterlude, starting Jan. 31. trevor greenway/metro

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Benoit Briere is hoping the weather stays below freezing for the next few weeks, as he transforms JacquesCartier Park into a winter wonderland. The site manager for Winterlude said organizers got a weather scare earlier this month, but with temperatures returning to nor-

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mal this week, the winter festival is back on schedule. “We had to stop for a few days last week because it was too warm,” said Briere, trying to speak over the noise of snow guns spewing fresh powder to build the Snow Flake Kingdom. “If we don’t get any rain by the end of January, we will be fine.” Briere said his crew will make 30,000 cubic metres of snow this year, much of it carved into snow slides,

ice castles and snow mazes for festival-goers. “I love to spend all this time outside,” said Briere with excitement. Crews have been working hard for over a month straight to turn the park into a frozen playground. Winterlude features ice carving, a snow dance party at Ottawa’s Confederation Park and a comedy show featuring Rick Mercer. This year’s event will also have an Olympic theme, as it coincides with the Sochi Olympics next month. Visitors will be able to play broomball, compete in a winter obstacle course and sit in a real bobsled. Winterlude celebrations begin Jan. 31 and run until Feb. 17.

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Kitchen knifetoting drugstore bandit wanted Police want help tracking down a woman who robbed a pharmacy in a corner strip mall at Lorry Greenberg Drive and Conroy Road on Jan. 4. The woman loitered outside the store before entering around 12:15 p.m. She produced a large kitchen knife and demanded a prescription drug, police say. The woman then left the store with a quantity of the drug.

No injuries were reported. The suspect is described as “Caucasian,” female, about 5’5” (165 cm), with a medium build and dark hair. She was wearing an oversized, beige, 3/4 length winter coat with the hood up, black pants with the bottom hems tucked into black winter boots, and a red or burgundy coloured long sleeve top under the coat. Anyone with information with respect to this robbery is asked to contact the robbery unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477. metro

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Rape suspects identified: Cops Indian police said Thursday that they were closing in on five homeless men in the gang rape of a 51-year-old Danish tourist in New Delhi, a case that highlights the plague of sexual violence in the country and threatens to tarnish its tourism industry. Three other suspects were earlier picked up and accused of taking part in Tuesday’s attack, which lasted nearly three hours and happened near Connaught Place, a popular shopping area in the heart of New Delhi, police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said. “We have identified the culprits. All of them are vagabonds,” a police official said Tourism figures fell significantly in the three months following the 2012 fatal gang rape of a young Indian woman — a case that caused public outrage — with visits by women dropping 35 per cent, according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.

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Violence against women in India has caused increasing alarm since the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old Indian physiotherapy student in New Delhi in December 2012. • Several foreign tourists also have been targeted in attacks that have received international attention, although Indian women are assaulted far more frequently.

Police said the Danish tourist was raped at knifepoint Tuesday after she approached a group of men for directions back to her hotel. Instead of helping her, the men lured her to a secluded spot and raped her repeatedly, according to police. The associated Press


Female police chief a first in Afghanistan Top cop. Says she’s ready to serve, despite danger of being a possible Taliban target She wears a black headscarf instead of a cap. But otherwise Col. Jamila Bayaz looks like any other district police chief in Afghanistan as she reviews checkpoints in the centre of Kabul. Bayaz, 50, is the first woman to be promoted to run an entire district — the highest frontline appointment for an Afghan policewoman. With just two days on the job, she said she feels up to the challenge despite the threat, as policewomen are among the Taliban’s top targets. “I work day and night,” she said as she walked through a money exchange bazaar that lies at the heart of Kabul’s District 1. “I am ready to serve; I

Col. Jamila Bayaz at her office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Massoud Hossaini/The Associated Press

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Nunavut’s chief coroner is calling a special inquiry in response to a record number of suicides in the territory last year. Padma Suramala says 45 people killed themselves in 2013, making Nunavut’s suicide rate 13 and a half times higher than the national average — a figure she calls terribly disheartening. the canadian press

The RCMP commissioner has warned Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney the government must do more to fight cybercrime. In a letter, commissioner Bob Paulson argues the government needs to focus more on providing the public with information and strengthening law-enforcement. the canadian press Winnipeg

Liberal policy

Trudeau wary of legal prostitution Justin Trudeau isn’t endorsing a proposal to legalize prostitution, saying it’s one of many resolutions to be debated at the party’s national policy convention in Montreal next month. Trudeau says he looks forward to the debate, but appears to be signalling his own views against legalization, arguing prostitution is a form of violence against women. the canadian press

Woman stabbed by car thief: Police A Winnipeg woman and her child weren’t seriously hurt after a thief stabbed the woman and stole her vehicle Wednesday. Police said while the woman, 30, was clearing snow off her car, a man demanded her keys. She refused, so the man stabbed her leg and took her keys. The woman managed to get her child out of the vehicle before the thief drove off. metro in winnipeg WEEKEND, January 17-19, 2014

Trudeau admits $840 in bad expense claims Administrative errors? Expenses were incurred while Liberal leader was working as paid public speaker; he says money has been fully repaid In the midst of the Senate expenses scandal, Justin Trudeau has fessed up to some expense claim transgressions of his own. The Liberal leader disclosed Thursday that he wrongly claimed $840 in MP travel and living expenses incurred while he was actually moonlighting as a paid public speaker. He called them administrative errors and said he fully repaid the money as soon as he was made aware of the problem. Conservative and NDP rivals pounced on the admis-

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Hollande’s alleged lover sues magazine The actress suspected of having an affair with French President Francois Hollande has filed a lawsuit against a gossip magazine for alleged invasion of privacy over its report. A representative of Closer magazine says the publication received legal documents Thursday from Julie Gayet and her lawyers. The lawsuit seeks 54,000 euros (about $80,000) in damages and other fees, plus

the publication of a summary of any judicial ruling on its front page. Rumours have long circulated that the French president might have a lover. Closer published images Friday showing his bodyguard and a helmeted man it says is Hollande visiting what it says is Gayet’s apartment. Hollande has beenAdliving size: with Valerie Trierweiler, a jour-

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Vatican grilled by UN on child sex abuse scandal ‘The Holy See gets it’. Church’s former sex crimes prosecutor says there are ‘things that need to be done differently’

The Vatican came under blistering criticism from a UN committee Thursday for its handling of the global priest sex-abuse scandal, facing its most intense public grilling to date over allegations that it protected pedophile priests at the expense of victims. The Vatican insisted it had little jurisdiction to sanction pedophile priests around the globe, saying it was for local law enforcement to do so. But officials conceded that more needs to be done and promised to build on progress already made to become a

Roman Catholic official Monsignor Charles Scicluna waits Thursday in Geneva for the start of questioning at the UN. Martial Trezzini/keystone/the associated press

model for others, given the scale of the problem and the role the Holy See plays in the international community.

“The Holy See gets it,” Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican’s former sex crimes prosecutor, told the

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Live webcam child abuse ring busted Child abuse investigators in the U.S., Britain and Australia have dismantled an organized crime group that streamed live webcam footage of child sexual abuse from the Philippines for paying viewers around the world. An international investigation broke up the ring, which abused impoverished children as young as six, Britain’s National Crime Agency said. Authorities made 29 arrests, including 11 people in the Philippines who had facilitated the crime, including members of the children’s families. Police describe the use of webcams to stream live child abuse — especially from developing countries — as a “significant and emerging threat.” The investigation began in 2012 after a routine police visit to a registered sex offender in Britain. the associated press

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daniel ek The co-founder and CEO of Spotify, the world’s most talked-about music streaming service, puts the listener at the centre of an ever-evolving music industry.

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Record labels are still not big fans of Spotify. Do you have sympathy for them? I don’t think there’s a single record label that has a problem with us. They’ve worked with us for four to five years now, and I’m sure they wouldn’t partner with us if they didn’t like what we do. Right now we’re their second-largest revenue generator after iTunes. YouTube content boss Robert Kyncl’s vision of his site is a talent factory for ordin-

NYC chefs go for touchdown The Super Bowl won’t touch down in New Jersey until next month, but the New York restaurant scene already is rolling out the turf carpet. Exhibit A — The 50 Yard Lounge. At the intersection of Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, the 50 Yard

Lounge will offer what amounts to a five-day food and wine festival with athletes. Heated roof decks, tented plazas and restaurants will showcase themed menus from top New York chefs while current and former NFL players mingle with diners. In some of the many chef-

and-athlete demonstrations, Michelin-starred chef Michael White will teach Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter to make pasta. And celebrity butcher Pat LaFrieda will show three-time Super Bowl champion Matt Light how to break down meat. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Passionate exec

“I love music, and that’s the reason I started Spotify.”

focusing on is getting more music uploaded so that more people can enjoy it.

ary people. Do you want Spotify to go in the same direction?

One of your staff members put an unknown singer named Lorde on Spotify’s playlist, turning her an instant star. Do you want to formalize this process of Spotify as a kingmaker?

We don’t want to become creators of music. Record labels are great partners, and by the way, artists can also upload music to Spotify on their own. What we’re

Yes, we want to help artists, but we don’t want to be kingmakers. What we’re about is democratizing the music industry so that your friends are your kingmakers.

Rockin’ in the free world?

Young’s criticism of oilsands criticized Amid his aboriginal fundraising tour, rocker Neil Young is facing criticism over his comments that compared the oilsands to Hiroshima after the atomic bomb. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Where will the money come from (to run Spotify)? At the end of the day, all these users just want things for free... I think customers will pay for quality. People are willing to pay more for an Apple product because they perceive it as being higher quality. And look at news media. You can get news for free, but even so I subscribe to the Wall Street Journal because they provide depth and analysis that I think it’s worth paying for. metro

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STOP ME IF YOU THINK THAT YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE muter bridge out of spite, and complaining It’s a brand new year. But for those of you who that his enemies are on a political vendetta. think we’re getting off to a fresh start, a clean Speaking of political, Christie’s final Imitaslate and all that, this week’s Metro List should tion of Ford is to stand in the smoking crater disabuse you of that notion. Talk About déjà vu of his career and believe he can get his ample all over again: bottom elected something other than dog Meryl Streep gets nominated for an Oscar. Get catcher. out! It makes the 18th time the World’s Greatest Actor (registered trademark) is nominFrench president has affair. Francoise Holated for an acting Academy Award. They should lande is having an affair with actress retire her category or something. Sorry, no Julie Gayet. The only difference between this more best actress category. It‘s now the Meryl affair and those of former presidents such as Streep wannabe category. And the winner is ... Nicolas Sarkozy (who left his wife for superTHE METRO LIST Jennifer Lawrence, who’s already been nominmodel Carla Bruni) François Mitterrand (who ated three times, has one Oscar and is still only kept a second family), and Valéry Giscard Paul Sullivan 23. d’Estaing, etc. is, er, nothing. Power is an aphrodisiac that transforms even the least faOverweight politician vows to stick it to his voured chef d’État. Oo-la-la. I’ve always wanted to write that. enemies. No, it’s not Rob Ford, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie doing his best Rob Ford imitation, denying he Rock star sticks his nose into Canadian environmental controhad anything to do with shutting down traffic on a busy comversy. Sir Paul McCartney took a moment with the baby






seals in Newfoundland, posing with several admiring mammals on a convenient ice floe. Now Neil Young has decided to follow Macca’s lead and has inserted himself into the national debate over the oilsands, the Keystone Gateway pipeline, and whatever. This is really nothing new for the iconic rock star, who’s been protesting since he first picked up his guitar. Remember, he’s the guy who inspired Sweet Home Alabama. Maybe somebody will write a rockin’ song defending the oilsands. Maybe not. Royal couple visits Canada. Charles and Camilla, that is. Like relatives who just can’t stay away, The Prince of Wales and his Duchess will enjoy the nation’s hospitality for four (more) days in May, visiting New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan, you lucky guys. They were just here in 2012. Governor General David Johnston made the announcement, adding, by way of discreet understatement, “Sharon and I are looking forward to seeing them once again, as they spend some time here in Canada.” It is Charles’ 17th visit, Camilla’s third, so she has a lot of catching up to do.



‘Pseudoscience’ ‘paints’ ‘a’ ‘picture’ Portraits revived from ‘specimens’

An artist has created collaged replicas of famous paintings using hundreds of tiny photographs, gelatin capsules, vials, sequins and insect pins. Michael Mapes, from New York state, painstakingly put together the “artificial specimens” to reimagine works by Dutch masters Rembrandt and Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy. METRO

‘Pseudoscience’ at centre of artwork By collecting and compartmentalizing dissected photos and contrived specimens, Mapes toys with the notion of a “pseudoscientific” approach to creating art. The 51-year-old explains to Metro that “this pseudoscientific metaphor serves as a kind of lens through which my artistic expression can be experienced in a complex and unique way.” METRO By the numbers


insect pins are used to create Mapes’s unique portraits.


Zuckerberg and co. are treading even closer to Twitter’s toes this week with the addition of a Facebook trending bar. Personalized topics are gathered based on FB trends along with you and your pals’ apparent likes/dislikes. Here’s what you might want to know: Ads: Unlike Twitter, FB spokesPrivate vs. public:

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One liners: Trending topics in-

clude a one-liner about the topic, giving a bit more context than the oneword trends of Twitter.

Comments RE: Citizenship Changes Emphasize ‘Speak White Ideology,’ Report Finds, published online January 16 Having been through the citizenship process recently, I have to disagree with most of this think tank’s findings. The claim that applicants are tested on “economic self-sufficiency” is completely false. Moreover, barriers to citizenship are low, with only 3.6 per cent of citizenship applicants ultimately rejected. The most common reason for rejecting applicants is that they didn’t live in Canada for

While most people’s Twitter feeds are public, FB users seem to keep their profiles on strict lockdown, which gives Twitter a leg up in figuring out you’re actually into. This means trends might be more closely linked to celebs and news outlets’ likes and dislikes.

the required three years. The history section includes a lot about the waves of immigration that have shaped Canada, emphasizing the positive contribution of multiculturalism, pluralism, diversity and mutual respect. The overwhelming majority of applicants in my test session were non-white, and that seems to be quite normal. The only reasonable point that the think tank makes relates to the processing delays. My application took 27 months, almost all of which involved my case file sitting in a pile waiting for someone to look at it. Daniel Hassett, posted to

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• Richard: ••••• • Steve: ••••• Squeaky clean Chris Pine doesn’t add much to an already-bland Jack Ryan tale. CONTRIBUTED

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Pretty dry for a film spy Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Chris Pine and a dull dialogue sink this Jack Ryan installment Richard: Steve, Shadow Recruit is nothing fancy… and it’s also nothing Clancy. As the first of the Ryan movies not based on a Tom Clancy novel, it feels quite generic. There is the usual intrigue and a couple of tense scenes, but what the movie doesn’t have is the ear for dialogue of the other Ryan films. When you have a senior CIA agent muttering the line, “This is geopolitics, not couple’s therapy,” it’s hard to know whether this is a satire of spy films or just badly written.

Steve: It certainly wasn’t inspired writing, that’s for sure. I get the feeling the genesis of this film came straight from a money-angling producer who somehow decided reviving a 12-year-old movie character like Jack Ryan would make better business sense than creative endeavour. The problem is, even if you look at the previous incarnations of the CIA operative — he’s pretty indistinct. He’s no James Bond. And vanilla Chris Pine doesn’t add much to that blandness. RC: True, but I really think that this is a case of a director with no affinity for the material. It’s almost as if the movie was pieced together by people who had seen a lot of spy movies, but didn’t really understand them. Add to that action scenes

so frenetically edited it’s often hard to see who is punching who through the flashes of light on the screen. A little clarity in those sequences would have gone a long way to make up for the ridiculous dialogue and underdeveloped characters. SG: Absolutely. I had a hard time making sense of the action sequences since they were filmed with shaky handheld cameras in what seemed to be extreme close-up. Perhaps filmmaker Kenneth Branagh was focusing less on direction and more on playing the Russian antagonist in the film, which he does effectively enough in spite of the formulaic dialogue. Keira Knightly too, in the pretty unremarkable role of Ryan’s unwitting operative wife, is fine


Ex-Marine Jack Ryan is back on screen after a 12-year break, but this time he looks like Captain Kirk. As played by Chris Pine (taking over from Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck), CIA field agent Ryan discovers evidence of an upcoming terrorist attack. Leaving his suspicious girlfriend (Kiera Knightley) behind, he is sent to Moscow to continue the investigation by Intelligence boss Agent Harper (Kevin Costner). Dodging bullets and bad guys, he encounters Viktor Cherevin (Kenneth Branagh), an evil businessman with a plot to destabilize the global economy. Steve Gow sits in for Mark Breslin this week.

— although I’m not sure what her attraction to the part was. RC: Knightley was fine, but I thought Branagh played Cherevin with all the nuance of a Bond villain. He’s ruthless, flamboyantly accented and super smart. Smart enough to bring down the global economy but not smart enough, apparently, to see through Chris Pine’s terrible drunk act near the climax of the film. Steve: True enough. And that probably exemplifies this film’s biggest flaw. As much as the action is set at the pace of an overcaffeinated ferret, this thriller is pretty much boilerplate material with any subtle intricacies simplified for the sake of the neatly-capped plot. In the end, it’s a pretty plain spy flick.

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• Best motion picture. American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street • Best actor. Christian Bale - American Hustle, Bruce Dern - Nebraska, Leonardo DiCaprio - the Wolf of Wall Street, Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years A Slave, Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club • Best actress. Amy Adams - American Hustle, Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine, Sandra Bullock - Gravity, Judi Dench - Philomena, Meryl Streep - August: Osage County • Best director. David O. Russell - American Hustle, Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity, Alexander Payne - Nebraska, Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave, Martin Scorsese the Wolf of Wall Street

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Academy Awards. American Hustle, Gravity get most nom love from Oscar Inside Llewyn Davis only earned two nods. contributed

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The Academy announced its nominations for the 2014 Oscars Thursday morning, with David O. Russell’s American Hustle and Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity tying for the most nominations, earning 10 each, while Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. It’s an incredibly crowded year, with nine films up for best picture, so voting for the final awards could go almost anyway, but we’re predicting that the Hollywood Foreign Press got things almost MICHAEL B. JORDAN exactly right with their major winners at the Golden Globes. We’ll find out for sure on March 2.

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Her squeezed its way into the best picture race. contributed

Biggest winners American Hustle has the biggest profile in the most major categories, making it the best contender for a sweep — though that seems incredibly unlikely this year. And Judi Dench has to be pleased to make it into the Best Actress race for underdog Philomena. Biggest losers Certain films didn’t seem to connect at all with the Academy, the most surprising being the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, which only earned two nods, for cinematography and sound mixing. And Saving Mr. Banks, which had been considered a contender for nominations at least for Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, will have to make due with a best original score nod. But the biggest snub seems to be

for Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which wasn’t nominated for a single award. Sorry, Oprah. Biggest surprises It’s definitely a treat to see Spike Jonze’s quiet and fantastic Her squeeze its way into the best picture race, as well as Philomena, though neither film has that great a chance of winning the top prize. Hopefully the Academy, like the HFPA earlier this week, will award Jonze for best original screenplay as a consolation. And not seeing Academy favorite Tom Hanks nominated for anything despite well-received roles in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks is certainly a surprise, though apparently the Academy needed to make room for Jonah Hill, whom they seem to really like.

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The Nut Job

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Director. Peter Lepeniotis

Director. Tim Story

Stars. Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl

Stars. Ice Cube, Kevin Hart

Director. Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado

••••• Paralleling the frenetic pace of its rodent star, The Nut Job certainly packs a lot of energy — even if the tale’s slightly familiar. Based on his own short feature, Peter Lepeniotis’s The Nut Job expands the story of a self-indulgent squirrel plotting the heist of a nut shop that hides its own conniving criminals. The comedy’s cuddly forest creatures should surely win over the youngsters but an overactive storyline laced with predictable puns make The Nut Job mostly forgettable.

Stars. Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan



Short, screechy Ben (Hart) wants to marry the sister of tough, lone-wolf police officer, James (Ice Cube). But to do so, he has to prove himself to James by riding along with him on the job. Mild amusement ensues while Ben tries to win some respect and help bag a bad guy. There’s nothing particularly new, exciting or even that funny about Ride Along — and a film this formulaic really can’t afford to be this dull.

From its elegant, unnerving opening credit sequence to its frenetic, white knuckle finale, Israeli horror thriller Big Bad Wolves is a film that thrives on dichotomy: you’re never sure whether to laugh, cry, wince or swoon. The film sees a wave of child murders grip a city and follows a rogue cop and a grieving father opting to take rough justice into their own hands by kidnapping a milquetoast teacher they suspect is the killer. Violent and unsparing, this was apparently Quentin Tarantino’s favourite film of last year.

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Big names, small projects Sundance kickoff. Robert Redford’s indie love-in attracts actors looking to flex their thespian chops As Kristen Stewart, Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have learned, the Sundance Film Festival in the mountains of Utah is the ideal destination to get away from it all and work on that career shift. Robert Redford’s two-week celebration of independent cinema kicked off its 30th year Thursday in Park City, Utah, with a lineup that includes 117 feature films. One of them is Camp X-Ray, in which Stewart plays against type as a Guantanamo Bay guard who befriends a prisoner. Stewart, who was last at the festival in 2010 when she was promoting her role as Joan Jett in The Runaways, says Camp XRay was one of the rare scripts she’d read that made her want to work again after her twoyear acting hiatus following the Twilight movies.




Joseph Gordon-Levitt debuted his first feature film (Don Jon) at Sundance last year. the associated press

“At my age it’s difficult to year at Sundance and he’ll be find stuff that isn’t completely presenting the first three epiderivative,” said the 23-year-old sodes of HitRecord on TV. It’s in a recent interview. “Most the cable TV extension (airparts are imitating something ing on the Pivot network) of his, a website else that was popular.” With Snow White and the dedicated to giving artists a Huntsman 2 coming in 2015, platform to share and develop Stewart’s big-budget franchise their work. “HitRecord started days are far from over. “But at Sundance in 2005 in a way,” it’s a little bit more difficult to says Gordon-Levitt. “But it was create the environment that more of an informal hobby.” Gordon-Levitt says the I thrive in on a bigger movie,” WILL BRENDAN WITH LIAM A fest “feels GABRIEL like a home away she explains. “I prefer doing FRASER IGLESIAS which madeNEESON it smaller ones.ARNETT They’re quicker. I from home,” like intensive things and then I the perfect place last year to debut his first feature film, like to walk away.” For Gordon-Levitt, persis- the porn addiction tale Don tence has paid off. This will Jon. be his seventh consecutive The Associated Press









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6:45-9:45 Thu 12:50-3:50-6:45-9:45 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 The Wolf of Wall Street (18A) Fri-Thu 12:45-4:45-8:45

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Best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival (STC) Mon-Wed 7:30 Dallas Buyers Club (18A) Fri 9:30 Sat 6:25 Sun 8:40 Gabrielle (14A) Sub-Titled Fri 4:45 Philomena (PG) Sat 4:10 Sun 6:30 TueThu 5:01 Prisoners (14A) Sat 8:59 Sun 3:25 Stories We Tell (PG) Fri 7:05 Sat 1:45 Sun 1:01

Landmark Theatres Orleans 6 Cinemas 3752 Innes Rd.

Canadian Museum of nature 240 McLeod St.

Flying Monsters 3D (G) Fri-Thu 122:30-3:40 Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D (14A) Fri-Thu 12:35-3:05 Penguins 3D (STC) Fri-Thu 10:30-1:10 Fri-Thu 11:15-1:50

Coliseum Ottawa 3090 Carling Ave.

American Hustle (14A) Fri-Sun 12:503:55-7:05-10:10 Mon-Thu 3:55-7:05-10:10 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG) Fri-Sun 10:30 Mon-Thu 10 August: Osage County (14A) Fri-Sun 1:20-4:20-7:10-10:15 Mon-Thu 4:20-7:1010:20 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1 Devil’s Due (14A) No Passes Fri 1:35-3:506:10-8:30-11 No Passes Sat 1:10-4:156:25-8:40-11 No Passes Sun 1:35-3:506:10-8:30-11 No Passes Mon 5:35-8-10:35 No Passes Tue-Wed 5:35-8:15-10:35 No Passes Thu 1:20-5:35-8:15-10:35 Frozen (G) Fri-Sun 12 Thu 1:15 Frozen 3D (G) Fri-Sun 2:35-5:05-7:50 Mon-Thu 4:35-7:15 Her (14A) Fri-Sun 1:30-4:25-7:20-10:35 Mon-Wed 4:25-7:20-10:25 Thu 1:20-4:257:20-10:25 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG) Fri-Sun 12:10-3:35-7-10:25 MonThu 3:30-6:50-10:15 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG) Fri 12:05-3:20-6:50-10:05 Sat 3:20-6:5010:05 Sun 12:05-3:20-6:50-10:05 Mon 3:30-10:15 Tue-Thu 3:45-6:50-10:05 I, Frankenstein 3D (PG) Thu 10 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG) No Passes Fri-Sun 12:15-2:45-5:20-7:55-10:30 No Passes Mon-Wed 5:20-7:55-10:30 No Passes Thu 1:30-5:20-7:55-10:30 Lone Survivor (14A) Fri-Sun 1:40-4:407:40-10:45 Mon-Wed 4:30-7:30-10:25 Thu 1:25-4:30-7:30-10:25 The Metropolitan Opera: Falstaff - Encore (STC) Sat 12 Mon 6:30 The Nut Job (PG) Fri-Sun 1 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1 The Nut Job 3D (PG) Fri-Sun 3:155:30-7:45-10 Mon-Wed 4:45-7-9:15 Thu 3:30-5:40-7:50 Ride Along (14A) No Passes Fri-Sun 12:40-3:10-5:40-8:10-10:40 No Passes Mon-Wed 5:15-7:45-10:10 No Passes Thu 1:10-5:15-7:45-10:10 The Wolf of Wall Street (18A) Fri-Sun 12:45-4:45-8:45 Mon-Thu 4:40-8:45

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Big Bad Wolves (18A) Fri 9:15 Sat 8:45 Wed 9:45 Thu 9 The Book Thief (PG) Fri 6:30 Sat-Sun 6 Tue-Wed 7 Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All (STC) Mon 9:30 Tue 9:45 Goldfinger (PG) Sun 1 Mon 7 Prosaic Knot (STC) Thu 7 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (STC) Sat 11 Tromeo & Juliet (STC) Fri 11:45 Sun 8:45

Rainbow Cinemas St. Laurent Centre 1200 St. Laurent Blvd.

The Book Thief (PG) Fri-Thu 10:30-6:35 Captain Phillips (14A) Fri-Thu 10:10-7:20

August: Osage County. handout Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (G) Fri-Thu 12:50-3-5:10 Dallas Buyers Club (18A) Fri-Thu 106:40-9:05 Delivery Man (PG) Fri-Thu 1:10-3:50-9:20 Diana (PG) Fri-Thu 10:40-1:20-7 Free Birds (G) Fri-Thu 12:25-2:25-4:35 Grudge Match (14A) Fri-Thu 6:50-9:15 Nebraska (PG) Fri-Thu 4:10-9:20 Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) Fri-Thu 10:20-12:10-2:15-4:30

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American Hustle (14A) Fri-Thu 12:203:30-6:40-9:40 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG) Fri-Thu 9:35 August: Osage County (14A) Fri-Thu 10:20-1-3:50-6:45-9:30 Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels (STC) Sun 12:55 Devil’s Due (14A) No Passes Fri-Thu 10:35-12:55-3:10-5:30-7:50-10:05 Frozen (G) Fri-Thu 10:55-1:35 Frozen 3D (G) Fri-Thu 4:35-7:10 The Golden Compass (PG) Sat 11 Her (14A) Fri-Thu 12:40-3:45-6:50-9:45 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG) Fri 10:30-1:50-5:10-8:30 Sat 1:505:10-8:30 Sun-Thu 10:30-1:50-5:10-8:30 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG) Fri-Sat 10:50-1:55-5:05-8:20 Sun 5:05-8:20 Mon-Thu 10:50-1:55-5:05-8:20 I, Frankenstein 3D (PG) Thu 10 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG) No Passes Fri-Thu 11:30-2:05-4:40-7:15-9:50 Lone Survivor (14A) Fri-Thu 10:25-1:154:10-7:05-10 The Metropolitan Opera: Falstaff - Encore (STC) Sat 12 The Nut Job (PG) Fri-Thu 10:45-12:50 The Nut Job 3D (PG) Fri-Wed 3-5:157:30-9:40 Thu 3-5:15-7:30 Saving Mr. Banks (PG) Fri 10:40-1:254:15-7-9:55 Sat 4:15-7-9:55 Sun-Thu 10:40-1:25-4:15-7-9:55 The Wolf of Wall Street (18A) Fri-Thu 12:30-4:20-8:10

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Aida - Verdi (Opera) (STC) Thu 7 Dallas Buyers Club (13+) Fri-Sun 12:403:10-6:40-9:10 Mon 6:40 Tue 12:40-3:106:40-9:10 Wed-Thu 6:40-9:10 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (13+) Fri-Sun 1-3:20-7-9:20 Mon 7 Tue 1-3:20-7-9:20 Wed-Thu 7-9:20 Ride Along (13+) Fri-Sun 1:10-3:30-7:109:30 Mon 7:10 Tue 1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 Wed-Thu 7:10-9:30 The Wolf of Wall Street (16+) Fri-Sun 12:50-4-7:20 Mon 7:20 Tue 12:50-4-7:20 Wed 9

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47 Ronin (G) Fri-Sun 2-4:50-7:35-10:20 Mon 7:20-10 Tue 2-4:50-7:35-10:20 Wed 7:20-10 Thu 10 American Hustle (G) Fri 1:05-4-7:1510:30 Sat 4-7:15-10:30 Sun 1:05-4-7:1510:30 Mon 7:05-10 Tue 1:05-4-7:15-10:30 Wed 7:05-10 Thu 10 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1:30 August: Osage County (G) Fri-Sun 1:204:20-7:15-10:10 Mon 7-9:45 Tue 1:20-4:207:15-10:10 Wed-Thu 7-9:45 Devil’s Due (13+) No Passes Fri 1:10-3:305:50-8:10-10:30 No Passes Sat 1:10-5:508:10-10:30 No Passes Sun 1:10-3:30-5:508:10-10:30 No Passes Mon 7:35-9:50 No Passes Tue 1:10-3:30-5:50-8:10-10:30 No Passes Wed-Thu 7:35-9:50 The Golden Compass (G) Sat 11 Her (G) Fri-Sun 1:30-4:30-7:30-10:30 Mon 7:10-10 Tue 1:30-4:30-7:30-10:30 Wed-Thu 7:10-10 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (G) Fri-Sun 1:05-3:40-7-10:25 Mon 8:30 Tue 1:05-3:40-7-10:25 Wed-Thu 8:30 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (G) Fri-Sun 1:05-4:10-7:20-10:30 Mon 6:55-10 Tue 1:05-4:10-7:20-10:30 Wed 6:55-10 Thu 6:55 I, Frankenstein 3D (STC) Thu 10 Il était une fois les boys (G) Fri 2:40-5:157:50-10:25 Sat 11-12-2:40-5:15-7:50-10:25 Sun 2:40-5:15-7:50-10:25 Mon 6:55-9:30 Tue 2:40-5:15-7:50-10:25 Wed-Thu 6:55-9:30 Jack Ryan: Recrue dans l’ombre (13+) No Passes Fri 2:30-5:05-7:40-10:15 No Passes Sat 12-2:30-5:05-7:40-10:15 No Passes Sun 2:30-5:05-7:40-10:15 No Passes Mon 7:159:45 No Passes Tue 2:30-5:05-7:40-10:15

No Passes Wed-Thu 7:15-9:45 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (13+) No Passes Fri 2:45-5:20-7:55-10:30 No Passes Sat 12:10-2:45-5:20-7:55-10:30 No Passes Sun 2:45-5:20-7:55-10:30 No Passes Mon 7:30-10 No Passes Tue 2:45-5:20-7:5510:30 No Passes Wed-Thu 7:30-10 Lone Survivor (13+) Fri-Sun 1:40-4:407:40-10:30 Mon 7:10-10 Tue 1:40-4:407:40-10:30 Wed-Thu 7:10-10 The Metropolitan Opera: Falstaff - Encore (STC) Sat 12:55 Opération noisettes (STC) Fri 1:15 Sat 11-1:15 Sun 1:15 Tue 1:15 Thu 1 Opération noisettes 3D (STC) Fri-Sun 3:30-5:45-8-10:15 Mon 7:30-9:45 Tue 3:305:45-8-10:15 Wed-Thu 7:30-9:45 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (13+) Fri-Sun 10 Mon 9:50 Tue 10 WedThu 9:50 La reine des neiges (G) Fri 1:10 Sat 11:301:10 Sun 1:10 Tue 1:10 La reine des neiges 3D (G) Fri-Sun 4:307:15 Mon 7:15 Tue 4:30-7:15 Wed-Thu 7:15 Ride Along (13+) No Passes Fri 2:50-5:207:50-10:20 No Passes Sat 12:20-2:50-5:207:50-10:20 No Passes Sun 2:50-5:207:50-10:20 No Passes Mon 7:30-9:55 No Passes Tue 2:50-5:20-7:50-10:20 No Passes Wed-Thu 7:30-9:55 Le seul survivant (13+) Fri-Sun 1:10-4:107:10-10 Mon 7-9:45 Tue 1:10-4:10-7:10-10 Wed-Thu 7-9:45 The Wolf of Wall Street (16+) Fri-Sun 1:15-5-8:45 Mon 8:45 Tue 1:15-5-8:45 Wed-Thu 8:45 À la croisée des mondes: la boussole d’or (G) Sat 11

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47 Ronin 3D (PG) Fri-Sun 9:30 Mon-Thu American Hustle (14A) Fri-Sun 12:203:30-6:45-9:45 Mon-Thu 4:40-7:35 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG) Fri-Sun 9:30 Mon-Thu 7:45 Frozen (G) Fri-Sun 1:40 Frozen 3D (G) Fri-Sun 4:20-6:50 MonThu 5:10 The Golden Compass (PG) Sat 11 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG) Fri-Sun 11:45-3:05-6:30-9:50 Mon-Thu 7 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG) No Passes Fri-Sun 11:40-2:15-4:50-7:25-10 No Passes Mon-Thu 4:55-7:25 Star & Strollers Screening, No Passes Thu 1 Lone Survivor (14A) Fri-Sun 1-4-7-9:55 Mon-Thu 4:45-7:40 The Nut Job (PG) Fri-Sun 12:30-2:45

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47 Ronin 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 10:35 American Hustle (14A) Fri-Thu 12:40-47:15-10:30 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG) Fri-Wed 1:30-4:20-7:20-10:25 Thu 12:35-3:30 August: Osage County (14A) Fri-Thu 12:35-3:35-6:35-9:35 Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels (STC) Sun 12:55 Devil’s Due (14A) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:35-3:05-5:35-8:05-10:40 Frozen (G) Fri-Sun 12 Mon 2:40 Tue 12 Wed-Thu 2:40 Frozen 3D (G) Fri-Sun 2:40-5:15-7:50 Mon 5:15-7:50 Tue 2:40-5:15-7:50 WedThu 5:15-7:50 The Golden Compass (PG) Sat 11 Her (14A) Fri-Tue 1:05-4:05-7:05-10:05 Wed 4:05-7:05-10:05 Thu 1:05-4:05-7:0510:05 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG) Fri-Sun 12-3:30-7-10:30 Mon 2:506:25-10 Tue 12-3:30-7-10:30 Wed-Thu 2:50-6:25-10 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG) Fri-Mon 12:30-3:45-6:55-10:15 Tue 3:45-6:55-10:15 Wed-Thu 12:30-3:456:55-10:15 I, Frankenstein 3D (PG) Thu 10 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit — The IMAX Experience (PG) No Passes Fri-Sun 12:052:35-5:05-7:35-10:10 No Passes Mon 2:35-5:05-7:35-10:10 No Passes Tue 12:052:35-5:05-7:35-10:10 No Passes Wed-Thu 2:35-5:05-7:35-10:10 Lone Survivor (14A) Fri-Sun 1:10-4:107:10-10:15 Mon 12:35-3:35-7:10-10:30 Tue-Thu 1:10-4:10-7:10-10:15 The Metropolitan Opera: Falstaff - Encore (STC) Sat 12 Mon 6:30 The Nut Job (PG) Fri 12:30 Sat 11-12:30 Sun-Thu 12:30 The Nut Job 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 3-5:308-10:20 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (14A) Fri 12:50-3:15-5:45-8:15-10:45 Sat-Sun 5:45-8:15-10:45 Mon 12:50-3:1510:45 Tue 12:50-6-8:15-10:45 Wed-Thu 12:50-3:15-5:45-8:15-10:45 Ride Along (14A) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:40-3:10-5:40-8:10-10:45 Saving Mr. Banks (PG) Fri-Thu 12:553:55-6:50-9:50 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) Fri-Tue 12:50-3:50-6:45-9:45 Wed 3:50-

American Hustle (14A) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 3:20-6:30-9:40 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 12:10-3:206:30-9:40 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon 6-9:15 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 12:10-3:20-6:30-9:40 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 6-9:15 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Sun 9:50 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon 9:35 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 9:50 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Wed 9:35 Devil’s Due (14A) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Fri 3:50-7:10-9:30 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Sat-Sun 1:15-3:50-7:10-9:30 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Mon 7:20-9:45 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Tue 1:15-3:50-7:10-9:30 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Wed-Thu 7:20-9:45 Frozen (G) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Sun 3:45 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 3:45 Frozen 3D (G) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:45 Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 12:456:45 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon 6:45 Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 12:45-6:45 Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 6:45 Her (14A) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 3-6-9 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 12-3-6-9 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon 6:10-9:10 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 12-3-6-9 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Wed 6:10-9:10 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Thu 9:25 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 12:30 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 12:30 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Sun 4:20-8 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon 7:30 Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 4:20-8 Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 7:30 I, Frankenstein (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital Thu 10 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 4:15-7:15-10:10 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 1:10-4:15-7:15-10:10 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon 7-9:40 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 1:10-4:15-7:15-10:10 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 7-9:40 Lone Survivor (14A) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 4-7-10 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 12:40-4-7-10 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon 6:309:30 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 12:40-4-7-10 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 6:30-9:30 The Nut Job (PG) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Sun 3:30 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 3:30 The Nut Job 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:15-8:45 Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 1-6:15-8:45 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon 6:20-8:45 Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 1-6:15-8:45 Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 6:20-8:45 Ride Along (14A) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Fri 3:10-6:40-9:15 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Sat-Sun 12:20-3:10-6:40-9:15 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Mon 6:40-9:20 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Tue 12:20-3:10-6:40-9:15 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Wed-Thu 6:40-9:20 The Wolf of Wall Street (18A) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 4:10-7:45 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 12:15-4:107:45 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon 7:15 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 12:15-4:10-7:45 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 7:15

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How I Met Your Mother finale will ‘tie it all together’ for fans Ending in March. Cast of long-running sitcom is already emotional — and eyeing up props to take as souvenirs Cristin Milioti was the first to tear up. “I don’t know why I’m crying, I have no right to cry,” she said when asked about the relationships she had developed on How I Met Your Mother as the newest cast member. “These guys had been together for nine years, so it was very scary about how I would be accepted, but it couldn’t have been more wonderful.” Milioti was cast as the mother at the end of season eight. But her tenure will end in weeks. In its ninth and final season, How I Met Your Mother airs its grand finale March 31. And there will be plenty more tears among cast and crew as the long-running show winds down. “It’s been the nicest place to come for nine years,” said Jason Segel (Marshall Eriksen), sitting on the set that serves as the living room for the apartment he shares with wife Lily (Alyson Hannigan). “This is the longest time I’ve spent with people outside my own family. You watch people go through some serious life stuff.” Said co-creator Craig Thomas: “It’s surreal that the end is coming. I think it’s only really going to hit us when it’s really over.”

In this memorable episode Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Abby (guest star Britney Spears) realize that they have one thing in common — their mutual hatred of Ted (Josh Radnor) — so the “couple” decides to go to the bar to flaunt their new relationship in Ted’s face. both images contributed Bonding

All good things come to an end: The show’s leading men from left, Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel.

The show premiered on CBS in 2005, detailing the lives of friends in Manhattan. It revolves around Ted Mosby (played by Josh Radnor) narrating to his children through a series of flashbacks about how he met their mother. Co-creator Carter Bays says the final episodes will “tie it all together in a package” for fans. “We will also fill in the eight years in the life of the mother. There are a lot of fun intersections in her life and our gang, so we’ll see more

of her and learn more about her,” said Thomas. Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson) says the ending is “More complicated than you would assume.” Meanwhile, the toughest battle seems to be who claims dibs on the props when the show wraps up. “It’s been a touchy subject. (Co-creator) Carter is taking everything,” said Hannigan. “He’s like taking an entire wall of the set.” Bays said he didn’t think he’d be emotional about the

props. But with the show winding down, he’s been getting needy. “You say you don’t need it. And then you start thinking you do need some stuff,” said Bays. With the end in sight, the show has already hit some speed bumps, most recently with an episode that featured a homage to kung fu movies where Segel’s character Marshall travels to China to meet with three characters out of a kung fu movie played by Radnor, Cobie Smulders (Robin

Welcome to YouTube Nation How do you cope with an exploding world of YouTube videos? You can get help by visiting YouTube Nation. The video-sharing website has teamed with DreamWorks Animation to create this daily highlight reel of brand-new, trending and yetto-be-discovered content. It will serve as a handy sampler, says DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. “In a sea of the infinite, this is a lighthouse.” Every minute, some 100 hours of new video content

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is uploaded to YouTube. Now a task force of YouTube Nation curators will be plowing

through this cache to identify not only what’s most popular, but also what’s poised to go viral with YouTube consumers. The five-minute YouTube Nation program posts weekdays at 9 p.m. ET. It’s hosted by Jacob Soboroff (from HuffPost Live, the streaming network of The Huffington Post, and Pivot TV’s TakePart Live). But each episode will be more than a digital tip sheet. It will come equipped with links and playlists that enable the user to delve fully into the

video being recommended. “For every five minutes of our show,” says Katzenberg, “we’ll have an hour or more of content.” YouTube Nation is geared chiefly to 18-to-30year-olds and “casual viewers who would like to be heavier users,” he says. But Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s head of content and business operations, says: “We look at YouTube Nation as a way to promote the great breadth of content on YouTube in a digestible way for anyone.” the associated press

“It’s been the nicest place to come for nine years. This is the longest time I’ve spent with people outside my own family. You watch people go through some serious life stuff.” Jason Segel, who plays Marshall Eriksen, on what it’s been like spending nearly a decade working on one show

Scherbatsky) and Hannigan. The cast members’ accents and makeup sparked a firestorm on Twitter for what some perceived as racist overtones. Bays and Thomas responded with an apology, saying: “We’re deeply sorry, and we’re grateful to everyone who spoke up to make

us aware of it. We try to make a show that’s universal, that anyone can watch and enjoy. We fell short of that this week and feel terrible about it. To everyone we offended, I hope we can regain your friendship and end this series on a note of goodwill.” Torstar News Service

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Crackle iPhone/iPad/Android Free Crackle’s streaming catalogue of free but often unfamiliar movies and shows gets a boost with Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The app works great, just needed fresh content.


Video game review

Name. The Wolf Among Us For. Xbox Live/PSN/PC/Mac/ iPad/iPhone Rated. Mature 17+

••••• Solving fairy tale murders may not seem like serious business, but set against the gritty streets of New York where Prince Charming and company have sacrificed their Ever After lives for ones of dysfunction and mistrust, it gets real. As Bad Wolf detective Bigby, your decisions and behaviour affect others with the episodic story and evidence changing noticeably in response. You interrogate foul-mouthed frogs, have throw-down fights with rage-aholics, and commiserate with Snow White. It doesn’t feel like you’re getting anywhere in Episode One, but it sure is entertaining. Kris Abel WEEKEND, January 17-19, 2014

Swamp songs, cosmic rays and the DPRK sound check

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Three pieces of music you’ve just got to hear

Escape to North Korea/Pacman and Peson

A Lizard State/ King Krule A swampy, True Blood (and mildly NSFW) sort of song. Very cool, Mr. Hitchcock (you’ll see what I mean).

Yes, to North Korea. These DC rappers dreamed of being the first outside act to film a music video in the DPRK. They did it. Your move, Mr. Rodman.

Random Cosmic Rays/CRaTER The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has an on-board module that reads cosmic rays as music, which it then broadcasts to Earth in real time. If this is anything to go by, the universe is pretty blissed out. Take that, Mr. Eno.

Online spinoff

CW resurrects popular Veronica Mars series The CW says it’s developing an online spinoff of the Veronica Mars series. Series creator Rob Thomas has agreed to do the digital version, CW president Mark Pedowitz told a meeting of the Television Critics Association this week. The decision to proceed with the spinoff was made Tuesday and details have yet to be worked out, including the cast and characters, the CW said. Veronica Mars, which was cancelled in 2007 after three seasons, is enjoying a resurgence. A film based on the show about a crime-solving teen, played by Kristen Bell, was funded by the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. The movie is due out in March. A debut date for the online spinoff was not announced. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Bell’s anti-Justin tweets chime online as Beliebers battle back


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Apparently Drake Bell didn’t learn his lesson the last time he started taunting Justin Bieber online, as the former Disney star is at it again, taking to Twitter to blast Bieber after his house was raided and his pal, Lil Za, was arrested for drug possession. “How much are you paying Lil Za to take the coke (rap) for you? Be a man and take responsibility. Learn to be an adult,” Bell tweeted. He also called Bieber “talentless,” prompting Bieber’s friends and fans to strike back in defense, finding Bell’s alleged phone number and address and posting it online.

Are you surprised Benedict Cumberbatch is the hunk that Tumblr says he is? So are the producers of Sherlock, who hired him. Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat and producer Sue Vertue, who cast the thespian in the role, didn’t believe he could be regarded as, well, sexy. “When we first cast him, people were saying, ‘You promised us a sexy one!’”

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom

Orlando and Miranda’s Bloom-ing friendship is the perfect break-up story Michelle Obama

Nothing plastic about Michelle’s women’s lib message on her 50th Michelle Obama turns 50 today, so People magazine asked her about plastic surgery. While the First Lady hasn’t had any work done — and doesn’t have plans for any — she’s not taking the option off the table. “Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves,” she says. “Right now, I don’t imagine that I would go that route, but I’ve also learned to never say never.”

And the award for friendliest breakup goes to ... Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom. The pair called it quits last year and share custody of three-year-old son Flynn, and they’ve been spotted out and about being chummy plenty since the separation

was announced. They even hit up the same Golden Globes after-party together last weekend. “We’re good friends despite being separated,” Kerr tells People magazine. “And we want the best for each other.”

Twitter @ralphmaccio ••••• My knee jerk — Paul Greengrass snubbed. Beautifully directed Captain Phillips. & No Tom Hanks — don’t get me started. Congrats 2 nominees.

@TheEllenShow ••••• The #Oscars theme is movie heroes! Glad they specified the “movie” part. First I thought it was about sandwiches. That’d also be a good one.

@mindykaling ••••• “My movie’s set in that strange 20 minute window of time when the moon and sun are both up at the same time, and everyone becomes murderers”

remembers Vertue as part of this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story. “People weren’t thinking of Benedict in that light at all.” His name also didn’t help. “When people said, ‘Who’s

playing Sherlock Holmes?’ and we’d say, ‘Benedict Cumberbatch,’ everyone looked very vague,” recalls Vertue. “Then we’d always have to spell his name.” Everyone had their doubts before the first episode aired. “For me, it is a winter show,” says Cumberbatch. “It’s not something you watch when you’ve got the dying light on the hottest day. So I was a bit despondent,” he recalls. But after the debut — and when he saw how quickly social media latched onto the BBC drama — Cumberbatch realized his life was going to change forever. “The immediate response was exciting,” he says. “My name: trending, trending, trending. I didn’t even know what ‘trending’ was before that night.” “After the first episode,” added Vertue, “we never had to spell his name.”


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Hunkering down indoors with family, food and a few bottles of wine has become a winter tradition in Canada. While power outages may put a damper on your culinary ambitions, you can still explore new grape varieties by candlelight. Spain’s eclectic collection of berries is mostly indigenous. Though some aren’t that easy to warm up to, garnacha (or grenache as it’s known in France) meets most palates in the middle. With a ripe, rounded fruit expression and, depending on the age of the vines, a bright, naturally berry sweet flavour, Spanish garnacha is a true bridge between the old and new wine worlds. I predicted its 2014 popularity in a column earlier this month, and if you need confirmation, fill your mouth with Bodegas San Alejandro’s 2010 Las Rocas Garnacha ($14.99 - $19.90). Made in the Calatayud region in the province of Zaragoza’s southwestern corner, its soothing, black-fruited body cruises to a finish of dark spice, tannin and subtle oak. Try with seasonal dishes like stew and meaty chili — if you have electricity. PRICES REFLECT THE RANGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SOME PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL PROVINCES.


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This recipe makes 12 rolls. MATTHEW MEAD/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Take fresh spring rolls in a fowl direction

Appetizer. Typically made with shrimp and vegetables, this version adds chicken

When paired with crunchy jicama, carrots and cucumber, the chicken shines as a spring roll filling.


Dipping sauce: In bowl stir together peanut butter, jam, soy sauce and vinegar. Season with hot sauce, then set aside.

2. Place noodles in bowl. Cover with hot water. Soak 5 minutes, or until softened. Drain in mesh strainer; set aside.

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Dipping sauce • 1/4 cup each smooth natural peanut butter and apricot jam • 2 tbsp each soy sauce and rice or cider vinegar • Hot sauce, to taste Spring rolls • 2 oz dried bean or rice thread noodles • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and halved lengthwise


Use spoon to scrape out and discard the seeds from cucumber halves. Cut each piece into thin strips. Set aside. Cut jicama into thin slices, then cut each slice into thin matchsticks.

• 4-oz peeled jicama root • 12 large rice-paper wrappers (8-inch round or larger) • 1/2 cup shredded carrots • 2 avocados, pitted and thinly sliced • 1 lb cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast meat, pulled or cut into strips • 12 large fresh mint leaves


Fill bowl (at least several inches larger than the rice wrappers) with warm water. Soak 1 wrapper until just barely softened, 10 seconds. Carefully remove the rice wrapper from the water and lay flat on the

From your fridge to your table in 30 minutes or less counter. Place a small bundle of noodles along one edge of the wrapper. Top the noodles with a bit each of cucumber, jicama, carrots, avocado and chicken, then top with a mint leaf.


Roll the wrapper, starting with the filling side, folding the ends over the fillings as you roll to form a tight cylinder. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and fillings. Serve with the dipping sauce. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Price, Rays agree to one-year deal



All sides agree on replay expansion Major League Baseball will greatly expand instant replay to review close calls starting this season. MLB announced Thursday that owners, players and umpires have approved the new system. Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he’s right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own if the manager has used his challenges. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Nets swat Hawks across the pond Joe Johnson scored 26 of his 29 points in the first half and Andray Blatche added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in the fourth regular season NBA game to be played in London. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fighting words

“Everything Georges St-Pierre says is a little kooky.” UFC president Dana White dismissed Georges St-Pierre’s concerns about drug testing after Wednesday night’s fight card at the Arena at Gwinnett Center outside of Atlanta.

Redblacks general manager Marcel Desjardins has been at the helm for nearly a year and is tasked with the crucial role of rounding out the roster ahead of the team’s debut. FRED CHARTRAND/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Kickoff creeping up on Redblacks CFL. GM Desjardins has accomplished a lot in the last year but still needs to put roster together for new team A year ago, Marcel Desjardins was a one-man show. Hired as GM of the expansion Ottawa Redblacks on Jan. 30, Desjardins faced the immense task of building a fledgling franchise’s football operations department from scratch. Roughly a year later, Desjardins not only has scouting and coaching staffs in place but also more than 40 players under contract a month before the start of CFL free agency. “What’s nice for me is instead of having to kind of think about 100 things, I can focus on maybe 10 of them and delegate the other 90,”

Building blocks

Marcel Desjardins’ biggest acquisition in the CFL expansion draft was veteran quarterback Kevin Glenn from the Calgary Stampeders. But taking Hamilton Tiger-Cats centre Marwan Hage and receiver Rory Kohlert of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, both Canadians, were interesting moves. • Hage, a Beirut native who grew up in Montreal, spent his entire 10-year career in Hamilton and was

Desjardins said. “Scoutingwise we’re doing what we do with film and free agents and setting up tryout camps and there’s also the (CFL combine) and getting mini-camp ready. “All those things must take place before the season can even occur and we still have

disappointed when left unprotected. That prompted suggestions Hage might retire rather than go to Ottawa, but Desjardins said, “he gave no indication he wouldn’t be playing. • Kohlert, 26, of Regina, had 45 catches for 493 yards and three TDs with Winnipeg but is slated to become a free agent Feb. 15. Kohlert is a free agent who Desjardins is trying to sign.

some 30-some guys yet to sign. Trust me, it (the start of 2014 CFL season) will be here before we know it.” The Redblacks will begin play this season just over six years after the CFL awarded Ottawa a conditional expansion franchise. In 2006, the

league indefinitely suspended the former Ottawa Renegades club that was born six years following the demise of the iconic Rough Riders in 1996. Desjardins laid Ottawa’s foundation with two major moves in December. He hired head coach Rick Campbell on Dec. 6, then less than a week later selected 24 players from existing rosters in the CFL expansion draft. Ottawa will not only have the No. 1 selection in the 2014 CFL Draft but it will make the first pick in each of the seven rounds. That means Desjardins and his staff will have to get up to speed quickly on the available prospects. “We have a good group of Canadians we were able to take through the expansion draft so now if we can build depth, that’s important,” Desjardins said. “If someday we’re able to go with all Canadians across the board, that would be huge.” THE CANADIAN PRESS


Now that Tampa Bay’s David Price is slated to earn the biggest single-season salary in Rays history, the three-time all-star hopes he remains part of the budgetminded franchise’s plans for 2014. The team announced Thursday that the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner agreed to a $14-million, one-year deal. However, the agreement doesn’t eliminate the possibility of a trade. The 28-year-old is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season, and the Rays likely won’t be in a position to pay the type of money Price could earn on the open market.


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Elway on Manning retirement: QB still young, playing well NFL playoffs. Broncos legend says he’ll meet with star after playoffs to discuss his future

Legendary NFL quarterback and current Broncos executive vice-president John Elway expects to see Peyton Manning in the NFL next year. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

John Elway doesn’t see Peyton Manning riding off into that orange Rocky Mountain sunset the way Elway did 15 years ago if the Denver Broncos quarterback caps his recordsetting season with a second Super Bowl ring. Elway’s body was breaking down, having been sacked 516 times — 244 more than Manning has been in about the same number of games. “I still think he’s young and he’s playing well,” Elway, now the Broncos’ executive vicepresident, said Thursday of his quarterback, who’s coming off

his best statistical season just two years removed from neck problems that weakened his throwing arm. “That’s going to come down to Peyton. It’s going to come down to what he wants to do.” Manning has given no indication that he’s anywhere near calling it quits at age 37, although he has dropped phrases lately like “light at the end of the tunnel” when talking about his career. Elway takes that to mean Manning knows that whenever he does walk away, these are the days he’ll look back on. Manning is preparing to lead the Broncos (14-3) against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (13-4) Sunday in the AFC championship. Elway said he’ll meet with Manning after the season to talk about his future. But the

NFL playoffs

The curse of McDaniels For a brief time, Josh McDaniels was a celebrity in Denver and he played the part with gusto — running to the corner of the stadium after his first signature win and pumping his fists at the crowd to celebrate. The fun ended almost as quickly as it began. And less than five years after that big win over New England vaulted the Broncos to an unexpected 5-0 record, the name “Josh McDaniels” stirs up far more angst and anger in Denver than those of the men he beat that day, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. “I ain’t got nothing to say about him,” says Broncos defensive lineman Robert Ayers, a first-round draft pick during the twoyear McDaniels era that fans would love to forget. The man who alienated fans and left the franchise holding the bag on the Tim Tebow experiment returns Sunday to try to deliver another dagger to Denver.

NFL royalty

“There is a fraternity and there is a closeness among quarterbacks.” Former Broncos quarterback John Elway, on his relationship with Peyton Manning.

four-time MVP, who will likely have No. 5 soon, certainly doesn’t seem to be wringing the last Sundays out of his battered body like Elway was doing back in 1998. After all, Manning has thrown for 97 touchdowns in his two seasons in Denver, including an NFL-record 55 this season. “When you leave this game, you want to leave it on your last leg and try not to leave anything on the table ... ” said Elway. the associated press







Boston Tampa Bay Montreal Toronto Detroit Ottawa Florida Buffalo

Chicago St. Louis Colorado Minnesota Dallas Nashville Winnipeg

GP 46 47 47 49 46 47 46 46

W L OL GF GA Pt 29 15 2 132 102 60 28 15 4 136 113 60 26 16 5 118 111 57 24 20 5 136 149 53 20 16 10 118 127 50 21 18 8 134 146 50 18 21 7 109 141 43 13 27 6 83 129 32

METROPOLITAN DIVISION Pittsburgh Philadelphia Washington N.Y. Rangers New Jersey Columbus Carolina N.Y. Islanders

48 47 47 48 48 46 46 48

34 12 2 24 19 4 22 17 8 24 21 3 20 18 10 22 20 4 19 18 9 18 23 7

156 115 70 125 132 52 140 141 52 119 126 51 112 118 50 129 131 48 111 130 47 132 156 43

Thursday’s results Nashville at Philadelphia Detroit at N.Y. Rangers San Jose at Florida N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay Montreal at Ottawa Edmonton at Minnesota Los Angeles at St. Louis Boston at Dallas New Jersey at Colorado Winnipeg at Calgary Vancouver at Phoenix Wednesday’s results Anaheim 9 Vancouver 1 Pittsburgh 4 Washington 3 Toronto 4 Buffalo 3 (SO) Friday’s games — All Times Eastern Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Chicago, 8 p.m. Saturday’s games San Jose at Tampa Bay, 2 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 2 p.m. Edmonton at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 7 p.m. Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Florida at Carolina, 7 p.m. Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Anaheim at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m.

GP 49 45 46 49 46 48 48


W L OL GF GA Pt 30 8 11 177 135 71 32 8 5 163 100 69 29 12 5 135 117 63 25 19 5 118 122 55 21 18 7 132 141 49 20 21 7 113 143 47 20 23 5 133 146 45

PACIFIC DIVISION Anaheim 49 36 8 5 170 120 77 San Jose 47 29 12 6 150 117 64 Los Angeles 47 28 14 5 120 96 61 Vancouver 48 24 15 9 124 124 57 Phoenix 46 21 16 9 135 143 51 Calgary 47 16 25 6 105 148 38 Edmonton 49 15 29 5 128 174 35 Note: Two points for a win, one point for an overtime/shootout loss (OL column). Dallas at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Sunday’s games Boston at Chicago, 12:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 5 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.

SCORING LEADERS Crosby, Pgh Kane, Chi Tavares, NYI Getzlaf, Ana Perry, Ana Thornton, SJ Sharp, Chi Kunitz, Pgh Ovechkin, Wash Backstrom, Wash Toews, Chi

G 25 23 21 23 27 5 25 24 34 11 17

A 43 33 35 32 26 45 24 25 14 37 30

Pt 68 56 56 55 53 50 49 49 48 48 47

Not including last night’s games

NFL PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday’s games — All Times Eastern AFC — New England at Denver, 3 p.m. NFC — San Francisco at Seattle, 6:30 p.m.

SUPER BOWL XLVIII Sunday, Feb. 2 — At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC vs. NFC champions, 6:30 p.m.




d-Indiana d-Miami d-Toronto Atlanta Washington Chicago Detroit Brooklyn Charlotte New York Cleveland Boston Philadelphia Orlando Milwaukee

30 27 19 20 18 18 16 16 16 15 14 14 13 10 7

.811 .711 .514 .513 .486 .486 .421 .421 .400 .395 .359 .350 .342 .256 .184

— 31/2 11 11 12 12 141/2 141/2 151/2 151/2 17 171/2 171/2 21 231/2

.795 .763 .737 .675 .650 .625 .579 .575 .526 .500 .474 .395 .378 .359 .325

— 11/2 21/2 41/2 51/2 61/2 81/2 81/2 101/2 111/2 121/2 151/2 16 17 181/2

7 11 18 19 19 19 22 22 24 23 25 26 25 29 31

WESTERN CONFERENCE d-San Antonio d-Portland Oklahoma City d-L.A. Clippers Houston Golden State Phoenix Dallas Denver Memphis Minnesota New Orleans Sacramento L.A. Lakers Utah

31 29 28 27 26 25 22 23 20 19 18 15 14 14 13

8 9 10 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 23 25 27

Thursday’s results New York at Indiana Oklahoma City at Houston At London, England Brooklyn 127 Atlanta 110 Wednesday’s late results Boston 88 Toronto 83 Chicago 126 Orlando 125 (3OT) Portland 108 Cleveland 96 Friday’s games — All Times Eastern L.A. Clippers at New York, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 7 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Memphis, 8 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 9 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m.

PLAY WEEKEND, January 17-19, 2014




March 21 - April 20 Your mind will be moving fast over the next few days as you look to make your ideas pay. But don’t make any decisions until after the Sun changes signs on the 20th. Only then will the way forward be clear.


April 21 - May 21 Something will happen today that annoys you. But when you think about it, you will realize that it makes no difference to your plans. Carry on with what you were going to do.


May 22 - June 21 Don’t listen to those who say you are too far out with your ideas for your own good. They may think you are crazy but it all makes perfect sense to you, and that’s what matters.


June 22 - July 23 You should make yourself known to important people over the next 24 hours. People in positions of authority will be open to your ideas and before you know it, you could find yourself promoted.


Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 Try not to make decisions for loved ones because, no matter how well intentioned, they are sure to resent it. Let them learn from their own mistakes and be there to help them up off the floor if they need it.


Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 Someone you meet today will open your eyes to new possibilities. But that does not mean you should drop what you are doing and head off in a new direction. Wait for the Sun to change signs on Monday before making decisions.


Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 The planets warn you could easily be fooled by someone who knows how to play on your insecurities. Don’t fall for their lies. If you do, you will have only yourself to blame.



July 24 - Aug. 23 Today’s Mercury-Uranus link will help you to see things way ahead of everyone else. However, other aspects warn that what you see over the weekend may be misleading, so don’t get carried away.


Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 You don’t have to make an issue of every challenge. You will progress quicker if you ignore whatever does not take you closer to your goals.

Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 According to the planets, you are too close to a project and need to step back a bit if you are to get a realistic view of how you are doing — and what you need to do next.

Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 The best way to help yourself today is to help others. With mind planet Mercury linked nicely to your ruler Uranus, you have a knack for knowing what those around you need.


Feb. 20 - March 20 Sometimes things go wrong for a reason and sometimes for no reason at all. What goes wrong today will most likely fall in the latter category but it’s really no big deal. Come Monday you will have forgotten all about it.

See today’s answers at

Crossword: Canada Across and Down

Across 1. __ Harbour, NWT 6. ‘Different’ suffix 10. __ Spumante wine 14. Mr. Blake of ragtime piano 15. Canadian actor, b.1916 - d.2006: 2 wds. 17. Vertical 18. Procedure 19. Its practitioners adapt their movements to the environment to overcome physical obstacles 21. Old French coin 22. Roxy Music’s Brian 23. Nav. rank 24. Craft-making fabrics 26. Kill 29. Genetic stuff 31. Agile 35. Poetry contraction 36. __-totsy 38. Hex 39. Cartoon style 41. Cable network Showtime’s website, 42. Quartz variety 43. “That’s __ nonsense.” ...said the cow about something ridiculous 44. Nicknamed “Happy Days” character: 2 wds.

46. Grassy roll 47. Mick Jagger’s first wife 49. Paddle 50. Naja Hajes 51. Donald Sutherland flick, “Max __ Returns” (1983) 53. Mil. rank 55. Superstar 58. Roman Myth: Household deity 59. That catchy tune

Yesterday’s Crossword


By Kelly Ann Buchanan

you just can’t get out of your head 63. “__ of Miracles” (1961) starring #15-Across 66. Google alternative 67. Ex-Atlanta hockey players 68. Colgate competitor 69. Inner light 70. “The Dame __ Experience”

71. Iceland’s stories Down 1. Permeate 2. Radiant light 3. “Ten-four.” sayer 4. “ET Canada” host Cheryl 5. Place atop: 2 wds. 6. Dr. Frankenstein’s pal 7. Matterhorn, for one 8. Queen of Bur-

lesque, Dita Von __ 9. Sign up 10. Morn’s follower 11. Silk: French 12. 1982 Sci-Fi movie 13. “__ __ idea.” (That’s news to me) 16. Tragically Hip’s “__ Disaster” 20. “’Till Death __ __ Part” (BBC comedy on which “All in the Family” was based)


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. Yesterday’s Sudoku



24. “Cityline”: __ Friday 25. Conceited 26. Baseball great Rusty 27. Toronto-born singer Ms. Ortega 28. Actress Ms. Valli 30. US crash-investigating agcy. 32. Music quintet, Canadian __ 33. Bar, in law 34. Oboist’s props 36. “The Legend of __” (2014) 37. Fitness sort 40. Repair 45. Medieval chest 48. Laurentians locale, Ste-__ 50. NB’s Premier, David __ 52. Barked 54. Jonathan __, Juan Peron in “Evita” (1996) 55. Li’l living lairs 56. Salmon sort 57. Shoe shade 59. “Born Free” (1966) lioness 60. Uttered “That’s nice dear.” 61. Civil Rights leader Ms. Parks 62. Bons __ (Witticisms) 64. Mr. Penn 65. Archaeological find




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