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Ryan Reynolds may be saving the universe as the Green Lantern onscreen, but he hasn’t forgotten about his hometown of Vancouver. People Magazine’s sexiest man alive made a secret visit to Covenant House Monday to tour their shelter, learn more about the city’s homelessness crisis and meet some of the people who access the organization’s services. “He grew up in Vancouver, so he’s familiar with the homeless situation here,” said Covenant House’s Michelle Clausius. “He was very interested to see our shelter and the reasons why young people end up here.” The actor could have turned the tour into a publicity stunt but Clausius said he came in on his own accord, with a “genuine compassion” for homeless youth. “He called last week and asked if he could come in,” she said. “He used to walk by all the time and wanted to learn more about us. To have someone that famous come in and take an interest is fantastic.”

Taunting can drive a person to despair, says professor Recent trending topic made fun of obesity {page 6}

Police dog dies in crash RCMP mourn Bo after car collision {page 3}

Last of the Potter flicks Hollywood A-lister Ryan Reynolds stopped by Vancouver’s Covenant House Monday to meet staff and find out more about the homeless situation in his hometown.

Actress Emma Watson sheds tears at the final film’s premiere in London {page 13}


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MLA won’t lose seat after spending scandal PHYLICIA TORREVILLAS/FOR METRO

Former B.C. solicitor general Kash Heed will not lose his seat in the provincial legislature over a spending scandal that has enveloped his election campaign. A lawyer for the province’s chief electoral officer agreed with Heed’s own lawyer at a B.C. Supreme Court hearing in Kelowna yesterday that the rookie MLA should not lose

his Vancouver seat for exceeding by $5,000 the $70,000 campaign-spending limit set out in the Elections Act. It remains to be seen whether Heed will have to pay the penalty set out in the act for such a violation — a $10,000 fine. The judge reserved his decision in the case. Heed’s lawyer, David Gruber, said his client acted

in good faith and should not be penalized. “It was the evidence of Mr. Heed and the financial agent that they didn’t know about those expenses,” Gruber said outside the court after the hearing. Heed has twice been forced to step down as solicitor general because of the allegations surrounding campaign spending on two


controversial pamphlets distributed in his riding during the 2009 provincial election campaign and payments to campaign workers. In April, a prosecutor announced 14 charges against two of Heed’s campaign aides, but said there was no evidence the former West Vancouver police chief knew of the financial irregularities. THE CANADIAN PRESS




Police dog dies in collision TERRIS SCHNEIDER/FOR METRO

RCMP says the dog’s death was result of ‘unfortunate set of circumstances’ TERRIS SCHNEIDER


Cpl. Sherrdean Turley discusses the loss of police dog Bo, inset, killed in a car crash yesterday.

A police service dog was killed in a crash early yesterday morning in Richmond. “The only thing I can hope for is that (the death) was painless and happened rather quickly,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley, following the death of Bo, a twoyear-old German shepherd. A police dog handler was responding to a theft near the Britannia Shipyards in Steveston at 1:30 a.m. yesterday when a collision between a police cruiser and another vehicle occurred at Westminster Highway and No. 7 Road. The police cruiser then struck a hydro pole.

Memorial Turley had no information on a memorial service for Bo, but said his name would most likely be placed on a memorial wall at the police station.

“It was an unfortunate set of circumstances,” Turley said. “The car happened to hit the pole right where Bo was seated.” Damage to the police vehicle was extensive, while the civilian in the vehicle was relatively unscathed. Paramedics treated the occupants of the vehicles who were uninjured. For more news, go to vancouver

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Spandy Andy wants to know if he’s got talent Local performer gets ready to audition in all-new Canada’s Got Talent this fall Winner of the show takes home $100,000 PHYLICIA TORREVILLAS


You might see the tight and bright stylings of Spandy Andy in the allnew Canada’s Got Talent. The Vancouver resident plans to impress the judges with his talent, as well as his colourful spandex. “It’s a great opportunity for exposure,” he said. “(My fans) definitely want me on there. I prom-

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to do it for myself and for my fans.” The Canadian version’s debut follows in the footsteps of ratings hit America’s Got Talent, where the winner gets $1 million and a headliner show on the Las Vegas Strip. Canada’s Got Talent — which has no age restrictions and welcomes all kinds of acts — will be making its audition rounds in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal and Toronto from mid-September to mid-October. Ed Robinson, executive producer

Rogers Broadcasting Ltd., said the show will get to highlight undiscovered Canadian talent and embrace other kinds of performers besides singers and dancers. “We have a great and unique cultural mix in the country,” Robinson said. “I hope we’ll be surprised by some of the acts we’ll see that will reflect the country but may not necessarily have a platform on national television in the past.” It will be a modern-day version of the variety show, he added, where an eclectic

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premieres on Citytv next year in the spring. SHANE OOSTERHOFF/FOR METRO

Vancouver street performer Spandy Andy plans to show off his dancing skills for Canada’s Got Talent.


British newlyweds found safe An English couple reported missing in British Columbia has been located safe and sound. Newlyweds Caroline and Ben Davies were reported missing

on Sunday after going 18 days without contacting family. A Lillooet RCMP member recognized their vehicle and pulled them over yesterday, confirming their identities and their safety. The couple had apparently been continuing their vacation and did not know that they had been reported missing. DAVID PROCTOR

Capilano watershed salmon get help The Capilano River’s salmon and trout population are increasing as efforts to safeguard them from hazards created by the Cleveland Dam continue. Metro Vancouver water committee chair Tim Stevenson explained that a “trap and truck” program prevents fish from dying in the fall from the reservoir at the top of the dam to the river at the bottom by cap-

turing them on one side and releasing them on the other. As a result, the protected Capilano watershed’s fish populations are becoming more self-sustaining. “The next generation will get what we received — and probably better, because of the work we’re doing around the salmon,” predicted Stevenson.

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Toronto has surpassed Vancouver to become the Canadian city with the highest cost of living, according to a survey by consulting firm Mercer. Toronto now ranks as the 59th most expensive city in the world, while Vancouver ranks six places lower. Mercer said Toronto moved up 17 places higher than last year because of “relatively high” rental housing costs in the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Word on the street Do you think Twitter should be monitored, policed and restricted?


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There’s such a fine line between free speech and what you can say. It’s hard to monitor it, but I definitely think that something should be done with this problem.

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When Twitter goes from fun, games and Bieber love to mean trending topics, it becomes a form of bullying, an expert says. “When you look at taunting and teasing within Twitter ... that type of bullying can drive a person to some serious depths of despair,” said Tim Richardson, social media expert and e-commerce professor at the University of Toronto. Trending topics like #whatmakesablackgirlmad illustrate how Twitter can become a platform for nega-

tive stereotyping and cyberbullying, said Richardson. Last week, Twitter showed its mean streak again when users began posting hundreds of tweets suggesting overweight people fear exercise, lettuce and the middle seat on flights. “People were saying these things that are so hurtful that they would never have the guts to say in person,” said Sam Tremblay, 22, who tweeted to criticize the #fatpeoplenightmares hash tag. Richardson said many Twitter users do not think twice before tweeting because they can hide behind the anonymity of the Inter-

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NASA ’nauts take final spacewalk Robots to eventually assume duty of refuelling satellites that orbit as high as 38,886 kilometres

Astronauts making the last spacewalk of NASAs spaceshuttle era yesterday retrieved a broken pump from the International Space Station and installed a fill-er-up experiment for a robot. In a departure from previous shuttle visits, the spacewalking job fell to space-station astronauts Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan Jr.. They completed the two major chores inside of 31⁄2 hours. The ammonia coolant pump stopped working last July and, for more than two weeks, left the space station with only half its cooling capability. Spacestation residents had to perform three emergency spacewalks last summer to replace the pump and


restore full cooling to all the on-board equipment. NASA wants the pump brought back to Earth so engineers can figure out why it failed to help them keep the on-board station pumps running. But perhaps more than anything else on this final journey by a shuttle, the robotic demo illustrates the possibilities ahead for NASA: satellite-refuelling stations in space run by robots. The space station’s twoarmed robot Dextre won’t tackle the $22.6-million playset until long after Atlantis departs and the shuttle program ends. The station is intended to operate until at least 2020.

In an image made from video, astronauts Ronald Garan Jr., top, and Michael Fossum work outside the International Space Station during the last spacewalk of NASA’s space shuttle era yesterday. They will retrieve a broken ammonia pump outside the International Space Station and pack it aboard the docked shuttle Atlantis. The two will also set up a robotic refuelling experiment.



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Pakistani officials arrest doctor who helped run fake medical program designed to obtain bin Laden DNA The CIA ran a phoney vaccination program in the Pakistani town where Osama bin Laden’s family was believed to be living in an effort to obtain DNA evidence indicating whether the al-Qaida leader was there, the New York Times reported. An American official said the Pakistani doctor who ran the program in Abbottabad gained temporary access to the bin Laden compound but never saw bin Laden himself and failed to obtain DNA samples from bin Laden family members, the Times reported on Monday. A team of Navy SEALs killed bin Laden during a raid in May. U.S. officials


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have said they were not certain bin Laden was in the compound in Abbottabad when President Barack Obama gave the go-ahead for the operation. Dr. Shakil Afridi, who ran the vaccination program, has been arrested and held in Pakistani custody because of his sus-

pected collaboration with the U.S., the Times reported. The CIA declined to comment on the Times report when contacted by The Associated Press. The vaccination program was first reported by the Guardian newspaper of London. The bin Laden raid was kept secret from Pakistani officials, which has strained U.S.-Pakistan relations. Bin Laden’s ability to live for years in Abbottabad, where Pakistan’s main military academy is located, has led to speculation in the U.S. that some elements of the Pakistani government knew of his whereabouts. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Two people go down at San Fermin Two people have been injured in the sixth running of the bulls at Spain’s famed San Fermin festival. Spanish Red Cross spokesman Jose Aldaba said yesterday that one person suffered a horn injury to the back and another was hit in the shoulder. It was not immediately known how serious the injuries were.

Afghan president’s relative killed Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half-brother of the Afghan president, was shot dead early yesterday by a security guard who was well

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Smartphones key to RIM’s future: CEOs An enthusiastic crowd of shareholders packed Research In Motion’s annual meeting yesterday in Waterloo, Ont., despite a recent spate of criticism and a serious drop in RIM’s stock price. To warm applause,


co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis outlined plans to launch seven new smartphones running its new operating system, which they say will help the BlackBerry Bold jump a generation in technology and secure the company’s future success. The new phones, to be rolled out in the coming months, will be RIM’s biggest launch ever. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Rupert Murdoch’s U.K. newspapers The Sun and Sunday Times are said to have targeted the former prime minister. Murdoch is in London trying to contain the phone hacking scandal that has thrown his media empire into disarray.

Give up BSkyB: British PM David Cameron tells Rupert Murdoch to withdraw bid for broadcaster Sides with opposition The cozy relationship that Rupert Murdoch long enjoyed with the British political establishment came to an abrupt end yesterday, just as he needed it to complete one of his biggest media buys ever. The billionaire, tainted by a cellphone hacking scandal at one of his newspapers, suddenly faces stiff government opposition to his bid for total control of a much more lucrative property: the satellite British Sky Broadcasting company. The news came in a stunning announcement from Prime Minister David Cameron that the government will support an opposition motion calling on Murdoch and his News

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My youngest daughter, Chloe, has been bugging me for years to coach her house-league soccer team. I remember how cool it was when my dad coached me at soccer as a kid, so I finally stepped up this spring and volunteered, having no real idea of what the heck I was getting myself into — or the learning curve involved. One of my biggest fears, other than the time involved, was this: You take an ultra-competitive guy who played all-star soccer growing up and put him in charge of a bunch of nine-year-old girls at different skill levels and you just don’t know what you’re going to get. My wife has been like, “Well, you’re not here to teach them how to win; you’re here to let them have fun, exercise, develop some skills.” But I’m like, “I know it’s house league, but, well, I just hate losing. At anything. Period. How can I just turn off my competitive nature? Let’s bend it like Beckham!” Somehow, I have tried to repress that competitive side. I do my best to be fair “The long and with all the girls. I divvy up the short is this: playing time and allow to try different posiTo the thousands them tions and develop at their of dads and own pace. If a more skilled forward scores a goal, I will moms across (while biting my tongue) Canada who sometimes move them volunteer their back to midfield or defence or sub them out just to time each week prove it’s not all about wincoaching teams ning. — I’m starting I have also learned to to get it now. navigate other coaching duties: What parents bring You guys are snacks each week, huge awesome. storms that blow in out of See you at nowhere where you have to yell at the teenage referindoor soccer.” ee “Stop the game early! Pull the kids off the field!” and the delicate balance of coaching your daughter and not playing favouritism. The ultimate goal about coaching at this level, I’m learning, is to empower these girls. To encourage and instil confidence in them at this vital life stage while also just letting them have fun. If we happen to win the game, too, that’s gravy. (That said, if we’re up 2-1 with minutes to go, I might put my best defenders back there, but shhhhh.) My daughter loves that daddy is the coach. And daddy pretty much loves doing it, though there are moments after a long work day where he would rather just kick back than gather all the soccer balls and game sheets and water bottles and drive to a soccer field to coach on a sweltering summer evening. The long and the short is this: To the thousands of dads and moms across Canada who volunteer their time each week coaching teams — I’m starting to get it now. You guys are awesome. See you at indoor soccer.

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Cartoon by Michael de Adder Worth mentioning Schools and hospitals were designated by the UN Security Council yesterday as safe havens for children threatened by war. Led by visiting German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, the council voted unanimously yesterday to have the UN chief “name and shame” national security forces and other armed groups that target schools and hospitals in conflicts, often killing, maiming or sexually violating children. The resolution, spearheaded by Germany, also called on all countries to take action to help stop the growing practice. “Because children are very often the first victims of violence and conflict, we must do what we can to protect them,” Westerwelle said. Jo Becker, advocacy director for children’s rights at Human Rights Watch, said a UN blacklist of groups responsible for school and hospital attacks could have “a real impact.” “What this does is puts them on notice,” Becker said. “It stigmatizes them.”


Honey spill creates quite the buzz Cleanup crews in Island Park, Idaho, found themselves in a sticky situation after clearing honey and an estimated 14 million bees that got loose after a delivery truck overturned on a highway. Fremont County Sheriff deputies say several workers were stung during the first few hours of the cleanup Sunday.

And some observers told The PostRegister about seeing a strange black cloud and roaring noise above the spill area before realizing it was a massive swarm of bees. Authorities say a truck was hauling the bees to North Dakota from California when the driver veered off the shoulder, tipping more than 400 hive boxes and honey. Crews worked all day Monday before removing all the honey from the roadway, though deputies say a significant amount of bees were still buzzing. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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From the age of nine, British actress Emma Watson has lived and breathed Harry Potter — having starred in all eight of the films as Potter’s close friend, the bookish Muggle-born Hermione Granger. While Watson gave a tearful speech at the final film’s premiere in London last week, as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two gets released, the actress is also eagerly awaiting her postPotter life — even if she and Hermione have basically already become the same person. What was your last scene as Hermione?

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The last shot we did was this strange moment where we dive into the fireplace in the Ministry of Magic. It was actually for part one, not part two and so Dan, Rupert and I one by one jumped onto these blue safety mats. It seemed like a strange scene to go out on but actually (director David Yates) made the point that we were leaping into the unknown. It was kind of a perfect metaphor for what we were all about to go into. I can’t tell you how I felt when we were shooting it. Were there any last moments

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This film was obviously incredibly challenging for me. It really pushed me as an actress but at the same time, I was able to use a lot of my own genuine emotion that I felt about loss and it all coming to an end. So yeah, not much acting required, really. It was all there for me. What’s next for you?

It’s obviously scary — change is always scary, but I feel like I’m entering a new chapter, like I get a fresh start, and there’s something really exciting about that. I have just made a film called The Perks of Being a Wallflower which was just an incredible experience.

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I’m going to Oxford in the fall to study English for a year. I haven’t left Brown. I’m still enrolled at Brown but I’m doing my third year abroad, studying at home, abroad for me. I’ll go back to the States for my last year. I took a semester off but my A-level credits actually count as an advance placement.

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Orlando Bloom’s wife talks about turning down pain meds while giving birth to their son, Flynn Miranda Kerr admits that giving birth to her and Orlando Bloom’s son, Flynn, in January was more than a little difficult. “I actually thought I was going to die at one point and left my body,” she tells InStyle Australia. “I was looking down on myself, the pain was so intense. I kept thinking,

‘How do women do this?’ But if other women have done this, I can do it too. I was determined.” Kerr says she decided against any anesthetic during her 27-hour labour. When he was born, Flynn weighed in at nearly 10 pounds.


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January hits baby shops Lilo says her house If January Jones’ shopping habits are any indication, arrest was she’s having a girl. The very pregnant Mad good times Men star visited L.A. children’s boutique Poppy recently, where she bought some decidedly girlish baby clothes, according to Hollyscoop. Of course, shopping tendencies don’t count for everything, as Jones was spotted last month checking out blue baby clothes at

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Lindsay Lohan doesn’t make 35 days of house arrest sound like much of a punishment. The troubled actress tells Australian radio station 2Day Fm that her home-bound sentence was fun: “I enjoyed it, actually,

as I was able to get a lot of work done from home, and it was very nice not to have to worry about cameras being outside,” Lohan says. METRO

Jewel and her husband, Ty Murray, welcomed a baby boy, Kase Townes Murray, on Monday, the singer confirms to People magazine. “Ty and I are so pleased to welcome our new baby boy into the world,” Jewel tells the magazine. “We are overcome with happiness. It really is as great as everyone told us it would be — better even!” METRO

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B.C. Green Awards A military chapel, left, is illuminated during a night tour on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Alcatraz at night offers visitors an eerie adventure and different perspective on prison life.

Foggy Alcatraz by night Touring this former prison by night is ‘kind of eerie with the fog and lights’ says a visitor Off-limit areas including the dungeon and hospital are free to roam about when its dark ERIC RISBERG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

When night fell on The Rock in San Francisco Bay, visitors moved shadow-like through the former prison’s lantern-lit hospital rooms, against dingy walls with peeling blue paint. A hard wind whooshed and rattled a window in the ERIC RISBERG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A woman looks through a bulletproof glass into a visitation area.


hospital cell where Robert Stroud, The Birdman of Alcatraz, spent 11 of his 17 years at the dankest, hardest federal prison in the U.S. Yet most of the more than one million tourists who visit annually never experience Alcatraz Island at night or see its spooky, decrepit hospital. At dusk the island prison that housed some of the nation’s most notorious criminals — including Al Capone and the recently rearrested James (Whitey) Bulger, who was on The Rock for bank robbery from 1959 to 1963 — is often enshrouded by fog. The difference from the

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Visitors look into cells in the main cell block.

daytime tour is apparent. The ferry from San Francisco motors slowly around the isle, passing decrepit buildings. “This is a little eerie,” said Gerard Lang, 28, who was visiting from Covington, Ky. “You kind of feel like you’re heading to prison yourself.” Once inside the prison,




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A B.C. ranch in Cariboo region and a Vancouver restaurant received gold awards from the U.K.-based Green Tourism Business Scheme. The Siwash Lake Ranch offers horseback-riding and fly-fishing. The Refinery restaurant says it uses only energy-efficient equipment and sustainable building materials. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Ingredients: Vietnamese Flank Steak • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 shallot, finely chopped • 25 ml (5 tsp) packed brown sugar • 20 ml (4 tsp) vegetable oil • 15 ml (1 tbsp) each fish sauce and soy sauce • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) pepper • 750 g (1 1/2 lb) beef flank marinating steak Noodle Salad • 250 g (8 oz) fine rice vermicelli • 750 ml (3 cups) shredded

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In a large resealable freezer bag, combine garlic, shallot, brown sugar, oil, fish sauce, soy sauce and pepper. Pierce steak all over with a fork; place in bag and

lettuce • 750 ml (3 cups) fresh bean sprouts • 12 fresh mint sprigs • Half an English cucumber, julienned • 1 tomato, cut into wedges (optional) • 125 ml (1/2 cup) chopped roasted peanuts Sauce • 125 ml (1/2 cup) cold water • 45 ml (3 tbsp) lime juice • 30 ml (2 tbsp) sugar • 30 ml (2 tbsp) fish sauce • 1 Thai chili, thinly sliced

This refreshing salad features flank beef, cucumbers, shredded lettuce, bean sprouts, tomatoes and vermicelli noodles.

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An intern’s insight STUDENT VOICE

What I learned Key take-aways from Emily’s experience:


During my three year Public Relations Advanced Diploma program at Humber College, we were required to complete a 15-week internship in order to graduate. The process of finding an internship while in school was made easier as we had an online portal where employers could post opportunities that we could apply for. I managed to get an internship at a start-up company and received an honorarium of $100 a month. However, as the company was small, they didn’t have the funding for me to stay on as a full-time employee. While I was still interning, my supervisor was

Build a network of contacts by attending events and meeting new people. Bring along personal business cards to show others that you’re prepared and serious about the job hunt. Internships are a great way to develop new skills and test different work environments. With one or two internships under your belt, you’ll be more ready for the work world when you start searching for entry-level positions.

amazing at reaching out to her contacts to help me find a job. I also utilized many online tools for my job search, including Twitter, job search engines and email. I emailed as many public re-

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Since I just graduated in June, I’m currently doing a full-time, paid internship. I felt this was the best way to go as it would allow me to make a bit of money, while also gaining more experience in my field. I also plan to further my education sometime in the near future.




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the size of the company, you may be offered a job after your placement. I think the greatest piece of advice I could give to students looking to land their own internships, would be to network and volunteer as much as you can while in school. It’s so important to build a network of contacts and connections. If you’re willing to take time out of your busy schedule to do volunteer work, the people you are volunteering for may be inclined to provide a valuable reference for you down the road. A great way to network is to attend events and really put yourself out there. Take along some personal business cards that include your Twitter handle or your LinkedIn URL (if you’re active on those sites). If you’ve worked an awesome summer job and it ended on good terms, keep in touch with your past employer. You never know what opportunities may arise in the future, particularly if you were a reliable and hard working employee. My main recommendation to employers would be to take on interns and to give them a decent amount of work and responsibility. We understand that


Emily Moorhouse recommends employers who take on interns always remember to give them a decent amount of work and responsibility.

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Keep those pages turning Encouraging youngsters to read books during the summer will keep them sharp Summertime is so beautiful — filled with outdoor sports, full pink roses, warm afternoons and cool evenings. Just thinking about the summer months makes many school-aged children happy. You may remember having at least a few lazy days of summer during which you actually had the time to grab a book, relax, and read outside for a while. The Johns Hopkins University Center for Summer Learning says that “research demonstrates that all students experience significant learning losses in procedural and factual knowledge during the summer months”.

However, reading four or five books can actually enhance reading ability in an elementary school child, and instead of finishing the summer with a learning deficit, your child can finish the summer with gains, and go into the new school year with better reading and writing skills. How can you help your child this summer and prevent a learning loss? First, think about your own likes and dislikes. If someone told you to read Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky over the summer, unless you are an aficionado of Russian novels, you may just put it off. Your child is no different.

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If you like to read lighter books in the summer, your child may just have the same feeling. That’s perfectly OK. Children should read what they like to read over the summer, because

it is more likely that they will read more after having discovered the joy of reading. Allow your child to experience the wonder of reading a fantasy or science fiction story, or the thrill of feeling as if he or she is at a revolutionary war battle — or on a pirate ship. Some children may like non fiction, even during the summer, and may want to read about the universe, science, or even about travels or foods in foreign lands. Like you, they just might turn into an adult with fond memories of reading outside during the summer. With young preschoolers, make time during the

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Still have fond memories of reading your young summers away? Pass those feelings on to your kids.

About to leave on a much-needed vacation, Lerae Bigelow thought she had made plans for just about everything. But when her boss demanded that she cancel her trip at the last minute, she realized there was one contingency she had overlooked — her own dismissal. As a supervisor for the

Alberta-based oilfields service company T.C. Mobile Vessels Ltd., Bigelow thought she had complied with the usual vacation protocol: She notified her boss that she was attending a family reunion at the end of August and spoke to him again one week before her trip to ensure everything was in order. However, on the day of her departure, her boss called from out of town demanding that she change her plans and work that night. Bigelow explained that she had scheduled a vacation and it was too late to reschedule. Thinking he was entitled to issue the directive and that Bigelow would have to obey, her

boss got upset when she refused to take the shift. He later called her demanding that she return her equipment to the company. When she returned from vacation, Bigelow received a text message from her boss confirming that she had been dismissed. Although he later testified that he would have considered rehiring Bigelow had she returned his calls, Bigelow was not interested in returning. Since Bigelow was not paid any severance, she sued T.C. Mobile. Recently she won her case. In declining to change her vacation plans, Bigelow had disobeyed a direct order from the boss. How-

ever, it was an order that was unreasonable, and it was the first time Bigelow had done so, the court ruled. The court noted that “although an employer is entitled to request that an employee re-book vacation to accommodate its requirements, the employer must be reasonable.� Here, the request was made at the last minute and after Bigelow had already obtained approval. Vacations are important benefits and, once approved, should be not interfered with, unless there is a very good reason. DANIEL LUBLIN IS AN



has just heard. • Vary the subject matter and length of the books you read. Reading above your child’s reading level on occasion can motivate a child’s love of learning and helps to build vocabulary. • If chapters are too long for one reading session, find a stopping point that generates a little suspense. • Some children may find it difficult to sit and listen. Paper, crayons, and pencils allow them to keep their hands busy while listening. • Talk about what you are reading. Foster your child's curiosity and answer questions to make the entire process more enjoyable. Questions are a great way to check comprehension. And don't be afraid to add your own personality to the story. It's okay to make fun of pictures, or talk about words that sound silly. Reading aloud will increase your child's motivation to read, and will help your child to build pre– reading skills necessary for later years. Summer reading can be fun, but it can also be one of the best investments you make in the future of your child. NEWS CANADA

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Caps add to offence with striker Jarju Gambian native had 18 goals for Belgian club RAEC Mons last season JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Fielder paces NL to all-star win

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Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi, left, and head coach Tom Soehn, right, present Mustapha Jarju a team jersey yesterday.



“Losing is not an option. We want to win this thing, and France is standing in our way right now.” AMERICAN FORWARD ABBY WAMBACH ON THE UNITED STATES’ WOMEN’S WORLD CUP SEMIFINAL MATCH AGAINST FRANCE TONIGHT

“We have what it takes. It’s just a matter of putting it all together.” WAMBACH

MLB All-star MVP Prince Fielder.

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced the signing of Mustapha Jarju yesterday with hopes the striker can turn around the club’s inaugural season and blossom into a star. The 24-year-old, who is the first-ever African Major League Soccer designated player, netted 25 goals and had 13 assists between his Belgian second-division squad and the Gambian national team. Head coach and director of soccer operations Tom Soehn hopes Jarju, who arrives with a four-year contract, will combine to make a fearsome strike

partnership with the club’s other DP, Eric Hassli. “The thing that obviously drew us to him was his nose for goal and his ability also to set up goals,” said Soehn. “Whenever you have two different guys that are a threat ... it takes attention away from one of them.” Team president Bob Lenarduzzi also emphasized the need to bolster the Whitecaps scoring ability. “For someone like Eric Hassli, who has for the most part been the lone gunman up front ... it will be nice,” Lenarduzzi said. “We were looking for a player like Mustapha who has the quality we think

that creates a pretty good tandem up front.” Lenarduzzi teased a line-up that would include Hassli and Jarju up front with Camilo on their wing and playmaker Davide Chiumiento lurking in central midfield. The Whitecaps have scored just 19 goals, third worst in the league. Twelve of those goals have come from Hassli and Camilo and just five other players have managed to score a goal this season. Jarju said he wants to make an instant impact on a team desperate to win. “I’m hopeful I can start Saturday and start scoring,” he said. “I’m OK coming here. I don’t think it’s going to be a problem for

me to be in the system. I hope if everyone is back (from injury) we’re going to start winning.” Soehn will assess Jarju’s fitness in training this week before deciding on whether to give him playing time Saturday. According to MLS rules, Jarju’s salary-cap hit will be just $335,000, despite the fact he will make more money. The cap hit will be pro-rated this season. Vancouver sits at the bottom of the league with a record of 2-10-8 and have a tough stretch ahead. They host one of the league’s top teams, Real Salt Lake, Saturday before a high-profile friendly with Manchester City on Monday.

German Greipel wins tour’s 10th stage BRYN LENNON/GETTY IMAGES

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Stage 10 winner Andre Greipel.

German sprinter Andre Greipel won yesterday’s 10th stage of the Tour de France, beating former teammate Mark Cavendish by a wheel’s length in a dash to the line for his first win in cycling’s showcase race. French rider Thomas

Voeckler keeps the yellow jersey after nestling safely in the main pack for most of the 158-kilometre route from Aurillac to Carmaux. Victoria’s Ryder Hesjedal was 142nd in a group that finished five minutes 59 seconds back

of Greipel. The Victoria native dropped nine places on the day to 52nd overall, 15:32 off the pace. Today’s 11th stage is another flat route for sprinters before riders reach the gruelling climbs of the Pyrenees. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pitching, speed and a little bit of power. The National League is back on top in the all-star game, using the same formula that worked during its dominating run in the 1970s and ’80s. Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer and Roy Halladay and his relief combined on a six-hitter to lead the NL over the American League 5-1 last night, giving the senior circuit its first two-game winning streak since the mid-1990s. The victory handed the NL home-field advantage in the World Series. With several big names as noshows at Chase Field in Phoenix, the AL lost more than the game. Boston right-hander Josh Beckett warmed up, then bowed out with a sore knee. Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera left after hurting his side. Even before they were hurt, many stars were missing. Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez and many other aces started Sunday and were ineligible. Chipper Jones and Alex Rodriguez were among those on the disabled list and Derek Jeter wanted a break. In all, 16 of 84 allstars were dropped. Fielder won the MVP award after becoming the first Brewers player to homer in an all-star game. The World Series edge could help him later, with Milwaukee and St. Louis tied for the Central Division lead at the break. The NL dashed around the bases and stole three bags, all in one inning. In all, the Nationals have enjoyed their best run since taking three in a row from 1994-96 — they had lost 12 straight games played to a decision before a 3-1 victory at Anaheim last year. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.




All eyes on McIlroy ahead of British Open Youngster from Northern Ireland facing Tiger-like attention and expectations at Royal St. George’s ROSS KINNAIRD/GETTY IMAGES

Rory McIlroy slipped into his seat without great fanfare yesterday, his presence detected by a sudden burst of camera shutters when the photographers realized the star of this British Open had arrived. It was his first time at a news conference since that Sunday evening at Congressional, and it all looked familiar except that the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland no longer had the shiny U.S. Open trophy at his side. In its place were expectations of many more majors to follow, perhaps starting with this one. McIlroy has a chance to join the elite group of players that have captured the U.S. Open and British Open in the same year. McIlroy knew it was

Commish weighs in on ballpark safety Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says major league teams are reviewing stadium safety following the death of a fan at a Texas Rangers game last week. The fan, 39-year-old Shannon Stone, fell over a railing while trying to catch a ball thrown to the stands by Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. “It was a horrible accident, heartbreaking, almost beyond comprehension,” Selig said yesterday during a question-and-answer session with the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. “Each team determines its own ballpark-safety features based on local laws. “Maybe there’s some things they can or can’t do,” Selig said. “Common sense should always take over in this situation.” Selig also said he had found more support than he had expected for a onegame playoff between wildcard teams if the playoffs expand from eight to 10 clubs in 2012. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

“The thing about Rory is that he plays golf with a real flair and a real charisma, and I think fans are drawn to that.” FOUR-TIME MAJOR WINNER PHIL MICKELSON ON RORY MCILROY

quite an achievement, setting scoring records at the U.S. Open and winning by eight shots. “I didn’t realize how much of a fuss it would create or how much of a buzz,” he said. “It’s been nice. I thought it was great for me to win the U.S. Open, win my first major. The support that I’ve had from people back home, from everyone all over the world, has been pretty overwhelming.” It was impossible to

miss yesterday. This is the new world of McIlroy. And he says he is ready for it. “This is what I’ve always wanted to do,” McIlroy said. “I’ve always wanted to be a successful golfer and be one of the best players in the world and to win major championships. If I have to put up with a few things along the way, then I’m fine with that.” McIlroy became the youngest major champion since Tiger Woods won his first major at Augusta National in 1997 when he was 21. The last four major champions are all in their 20s, the first time that has happened in more than a century. The British Open gets underway tomorrow. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Rory McIlroy hits a bunker shot yesterday at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England.






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CENTRAL DIVISION Detroit Cleveland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City


WEST DIVISION GB — 1 71/2 12

Last night’s result All-Star Game — At Phoenix National League 5 American League 1 Monday’s results No Games Scheduled. Today’s games No Games Scheduled. Tomorrow’s games All Times Eastern Cleveland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 10:07 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Last night’s result All-Star Game At Phoenix National League 5 American League 1 Monday’s results No Games Scheduled. Today’s games No Games Scheduled. Tomorrow’s games All Times Eastern Florida at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.


At Stuttgart, Germany Singles — First Round Gael Monfils (1), France, leads Victor Hanescu, Romania, 4-2 (susp., rain). Santiago Giraldo, Colombia, def. Jurgen Melzer (2), Austria, 6-4, 7-5. Mikhail Youzhny (3), Russia, def. Philipp Petzschner, Germany, 6-3, 6-3. Federico del Bonis, Argentina, def. Florian Mayer (5), Germany, 6-2, 6-3. Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, Germany, def. Nikolay Davydenko (6), Russia, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain, def. Bastian Knittel, Germany, 6-2, 6-4.


At Bastad, Sweden Singles — First Round Potito Starace (8), Italy, def. Julian Reister, Germany, 7-6 (6), 6-3. Michael Ryderstedt, Sweden, def. Maximo Gonzalez, Argentina, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Blaz Kavcic, Slovenia, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Pere Riba, Spain, def. Christian Lindell, Sweden, 6-4, 6-2. Diego Junqueira, Argentina, def. Igor Andreev, Russia, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4.


At Palermo, Sicily Singles — First Round Roberta Vinci (2), Italy, def. Sesil Karatantcheva, Kazakhstan, 6-2, 7-5. Sara Errani (3), Italy, def. Regina Kulikova, Russia, 6-1, 6-3. Klara Zakopalova (4), Czech Republic, def. Anastasia Pivovarova, Russia, 0-6, 6-1, 6-1.

Anabel Medina Garrigues (5), Spain, def. Anna Floris, Italy, 6-3, 6-3. Polona Hercog (7), Slovenia, def. Karin Knapp, Italy, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. Petra Cetkovska (8), Czech Republic, def. Elena Bovina, Russia, 6-1, 7-5. Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, def. Maria Elena Camerin, Italy, 6-2, 7-5. Pauline Parmentier, France, def. Jill Craybas, U.S., 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.


TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Traded OF Juan Rivera to the L.A. Dodgers for a player to be named or cash considerations.

CFL EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Released DB LaDarius Key. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed P Mike Renaud to a contract extension.

NHL EDMONTON OILERS — Traded C Andrew Cogliano to Anaheim for a 2013 second-round draft pick. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Re-signed C Mike Zigomanis to a one-year contract.

MLS VANCOUVER WHITECAPS — Signed F Mustapha Jarju.

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10th Stage — 158 kilometres (hilly terrain) 1. Andre Greipel, Germany, Omega PharmaLotto, three hours 31 minutes 21 seconds; 2. Mark Cavendish, Britain, HTC-Highroad, same time; 3. Jose Joaquin Rojas, Spain, Movistar, s.t.; 4. Thor Hushovd, Norway, GarminCervelo, s.t.; 5. Romain Feillu, France, Vacansoleil-DCM, s.t.; 6. Daniel Oss, Italy, LiquigasCannondale, s.t.; 7. Sebastien Hinault, France, AG2R La Mondiale, s.t.; 8. Borut Bozic, Slovenia, Vacansoleil-DCM, s.t.; 9. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky Procycling, s.t.; 10. Samuel Dumoulin, France, Cofidis, s.t. Canadian — 142. Ryder Hesjedal, Victoria, Garmin-Cervelo, 5:59.

OVERALL STANDINGS (AFTER 10 STAGES) 1. Thomas Voeckler, France, Europcar, 42 hours six minutes 32 seconds; 2. Luis Leon Sanchez, Spain, Rabobank, one minute 49 seconds behind; 3. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC, 2:26; 4. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Leopard-Trek, 2:29; 5. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, LeopardTrek, 2:37; 6. Tony Martin, Germany, HTCHighroad, 2:38; 7. Peter Velits, Slovakia, HTCHighroad, s.t.; 8. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack, 2:43; 9. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Omega Pharma-Lotto, 2:55; 10. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Leopard-Trek, 3:08. Canadian — 52. Ryder Hesjedal, Victoria, Garmin-Cervelo, 15:32.




All figures in U.S. dollars 1. Yani Tseng 2. Cristie Kerr 3. Suzann Pettersen 4. Karrie Webb 5. Stacy Lewis 6. Brittany Lincicome 7. Paula Creamer 8. Morgan Pressel 9. Angela Stanford 10. I.K. Kim 11. Hee Kyung Seo 12. Jiyai Shin 13. Na Yeon Choi 14. Maria Hjorth 15. Sandra Gal 16. Michelle Wie 17. Mika Miyazato 18. Amy Yang 19. Sun Young Yoo 20. Catriona Matthew 21. Mindy Kim 22. Ai Miyazato 23. Inbee Park 24. Song-Hee Kim 25. Meena Lee

Trn 11 11 9 11 11 11 11 11 11 9 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 11 11 9 8 9 7 11 9

Money $1,329,383 $1,064,765 $767,649 $664,641 $556,434 $548,902 $524,978 $520,445 $517,100 $471,887 $463,192 $462,035 $401,654 $377,084 $358,782 $331,574 $320,500 $300,156 $247,009 $233,906 $216,368 $213,756 $200,923 $200,609 $190,696

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27. Anna Nordqvist 28. Katie Futcher 29. Karen Stupples 30. Se Ri Pak 31. Shanshan Feng 32. Candie Kung 33. Beatriz Recari 34. Chella Choi 35. Sophie Gustafson 36. Brittany Lang 37. Katherine Hull 38. Wendy Ward 39. Azahara Munoz 40. Natalie Gulbis 41. Ryann O’Toole 42. Paige Mackenzie 43. Jimin Kang 44. Stacy Prammanasudh 45. Eun-Hee Ji 46. Kyeong Bae 47. Pat Hurst 48. Amy Hung 49. Pornanong Phatlum 50. Vicky Hurst

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$187,385 $179,288 $176,830 $163,044 $147,469 $137,609 $132,466 $125,175 $122,492 $121,174 $114,862 $112,710 $112,613 $108,911 $102,056 $97,451 $96,915 $95,550 $94,518 $91,700 $86,998 $86,272 $84,608 $83,784

CHAMPIONS CHARLES SCHWAB CUP LEADERS Points 1,533 1,053 868 850 822 769 721 717 623 531 501 444 398 388 388 374 356 341 340 335 334 330 308 304 302

Money $1,298,270 $1,008,718 $1,025,362 $546,105 $746,594 $893,535 $766,804 $572,997 $612,083 $602,767 $410,842 $498,510 $445,697 $421,299 $378,673 $528,290 $447,613 $408,225 $295,668 $417,575 $534,012 $448,478 $440,299 $200,033 $355,552



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Philadelphia New York Columbus Houston D.C. United Kansas City Chicago Toronto New England

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Pt 28 28 27 23 22 22 18 18 16

WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles Seattle Dallas Real Salt Lake Colorado Chivas USA San Jose Portland Vancouver

GP W L 21 10 2 21 9 4 19 10 5 17 8 3 20 6 5 19 5 7 18 5 6 17 5 9 20 2 10

T 9 8 4 6 9 7 7 3 8

GF GA 27 16 28 20 26 19 23 12 22 23 24 23 28 21 21 31 19 28

Pt 39 35 34 30 27 22 21 18 14

Saturday’s games All Times Eastern Colorado at Seattle, 4 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Vancouver, 4 p.m. San Jose at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. D.C. United at Dallas, 9 p.m. New York at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.

NASL Carolina Edmonton Puerto Rico Minnesota Tampa Bay Fort Lauderdale Montreal Atlanta

GP W L 15 13 1 14 7 4 15 6 4 15 4 4 15 4 5 15 3 4 14 2 8 15 2 11

T 1 3 5 7 6 8 4 2

GF GA 34 11 17 14 23 23 16 15 17 21 21 22 11 15 15 33

Pt 40 24 23 19 18 17 10 8

Tonight’s games All Times Eastern Fort Lauderdale at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s games Atlanta at Montreal, 3:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 6 p.m. Puerto Rico at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.

FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP Today’s games All Times Eastern

Through July 10 All figures in U.S. dollars 1. Tom Lehman 2. Nick Price 3. John Cook 4. Tom Watson 5. David Eger 6. Jeff Sluman 7. Mark Wiebe 8. Peter Senior 9. Michael Allen 10. Russ Cochran 11. Loren Roberts 12. Mark Calcavecchia 13. Corey Pavin 14. Jay Haas 14. Hale Irwin 16. Rod Spittle 17. Jay Don Blake 18. Joe Ozaki 19. Kenny Perry 20. Tom Pernice, Jr. 21. David Frost 22. Olin Browne 23. Fred Funk 24. Eduardo Romero 25. John Huston


SEMIFINALS At Moenchengladbach, Germany France vs. U.S., Noon At Frankfurt Japan vs. Sweden, 2:45 p.m. Saturday’s games

THIRD PLACE At Sinsheim, Germany Semifinal losers, 11:30 a.m. Sunday’s game

CHAMPIONSHIP At Frankfurt Semifinal winners, 2:45 p.m.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SECOND ROUND — FIRST LEG Yesterday’s results Maribor (Slovenia) 2 Dudelange (Luxembourg) 0 Mogren (Montenegro) 1 Litex Lovech (Bulgaria) 2 Pyunik (Armenia) 0 Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic) 4 Shamrock Rovers (Ireland) 1 Flora Tallinn (Estonia) 0

Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia) 2 Tobol Kostanay (Kazakhstan) 0 Valletta (Malta) 2 Ekranas (Lithuania) 3 Today’s games Bangor City (Wales) vs. HJK Helsinki (Finland) Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) vs. Neftci (Azerbaijan) Linfield (Northern Ireland) vs. BATE Borisov (Belarus) Maccabi Haifa (Israel) vs. Borac Banja Luka (Bosnia-Herzegovina) Malmo (Sweden) vs. Torshavn (Faeroe Islands) Partizan (Serbia) vs. Skendija (Macedonia) Rosenborg (Norway) vs. Breidablik (Iceland) Skenderbeu (Albania) vs. APOEL (Cyprus) Skonto Riga (Latvia) vs. Wisla Krakow (Poland) Sturm Graz (Austria) vs. Videoton (Hungary) Zestafoni (Georgia) vs. Dacia Chisinau (Moldova)

COPA AMERICA Last night’s results At La Plata, Argentina Uruguay 1 Mexico 0 At Mendoza, Argentina Chile 1 Peru 0 Monday’s result At Cordoba, Argentina Argentina 3 Costa Rica 0 Tonight’s games All Times Eastern At Salta, Argentina Paraguay vs. Venezuela, 6:15 p.m. At Cordoba, Argentina Brazil vs. Ecuador, 8:45 p.m.


Saturday’s games At Cordoba, Argentina QF1 — Colombia vs. Best-third place, 3 p.m. At Santa Fe, Argentina QF2 — Argentina vs. Second C, 6:15 p.m. Sunday’s games At La Plata, Argentina QF3 — First B vs. Second-best third place, 3 p.m. At San Juan, Argentina QF4 — First C winner vs. Second B, 6:15 p.m.

CFL WEEK THREE EAST DIVISION Montreal Winnipeg Toronto Hamilton

GP W L 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 2 0 2

WEST DIVISION Edmonton Calgary B.C. Saskatchewan

GP W L 2 2 0 2 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 2

T PF PA Pt 0 70 38 4 0 55 55 2 0 58 64 0 0 53 81 0

Tomorrow’s game All Times Eastern Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Friday’s game Toronto at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Saskatchewan at Hamilton, 4 p.m. B.C. at Edmonton, 7 p.m.


Offence — Anthony Calvillo, QB, Montreal Alouettes Defence — Joe Lobendahn, LB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers Special Teams — Rene Parades, K, Calgary Stampeders Canadian — Jerome Messam, RB, Edmonton Eskimos


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20-second drop top

Smooth ride

Mighty SS

The Camaro’s well-insulated power-operated cloth top is secured by a single centre-mounted latch and takes just 20 seconds for the windows to automatically lower and the top to fully retract. Chevy can also supply a windscreen that’s secured between the seats to help keep most baby-boomer comb-overs in place.

The firm-riding Camaro features 20-inch wheels that, when tested, clung tenaciously to the twisty tarmac. The optional leather-covered bucket seats provided equal grip and were pleasantly comfortable for long-distance driving. You’ll also be hard-pressed to see or feel any bizarre shaking or body flex that’s problematic on some other convertible designs.

The Camaro convertible SS model comes with a 426-horsepower 6.2-litre V8 and a six-speed manual transmission. There’s also a 312-horsepower 3.6-litre V6 unit that comes with the optional sixspeed automatic. Still, its extra-cost black centre stripe and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels made it appear almost indistinguishable from the mighty SS.

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500 $35,

For all its size, the Camaro convertible doesn’t hold much in the way of people or cargo. But that’s not really the point of this style statement, now is it.

Cruising season is finally here; need a reminder? MALCOLM GUNN


High-school reunions are great for reminiscing about the way we were. And the perfect four-wheeled time machine for such an event is the 2011 Camaro convertible.

The year I departed my alma mater in 1967 was the Camaro’s freshman season. By then, Ford’s groundbreaking Mustang had been around for two and a half years and had generated worldwide sales in excess of 1.3 million copies. Even so, the Chevy rival attracted plenty of atten-

tion with its head-turning good looks and enough available grunt to lay down lengthy rubber strips whenever the driver tapped the gas pedal. To my teenage way of thinking, the original Camaro’s sophistication and swagger (especially the Rally Sport convertible model

with its hidden headlights) blew the Mustang into the weeds and would have been my personal preference if only I had possessed the financial wherewithal. Chevrolet mothballed the Camaro on its 35th anniversary in 2002, but with great fanfare the stunning coupe returned for the

2010 model year. The convertible was released this past February, just in time for the spring and summer cruising season. Whether it’s around the block or across the country, the Camaro should definitely transport you to another state of mind.

Base price: $32,900 Classic design with muscular V6 and V8 power. GT500 model sizzles.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Low-volume ragtop has great looks, but I4 and optional V6 lack power.

Chrysler 200 Base price: $31,500 Restyled former Sebring is much improved. New V6 option adds punch. WHEELBASE MEDIA

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Volkswagen Tiguan loved for refinement, sportiness


or “lumpiness” in acceleration could be caused by a bad engine sensor or ignition coil packs, and that any check engine lights should be investigated by a trained VW mechanic. Finally, check the floor carpeting, especially around the front footwells for signs of moisture, which could indicate a clogged or pinched-off sunroof drainage tube.

What’s the 4-1-1 Model: 2009 to 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Vehicle type: Crossover SUV


The VW Tiguan is a compact SUV that was launched in 2009 to Canadian shoppers. Still on sale, the model receives an update for the 2011 model year. With standard turbo power, two or all-wheel drive and sporty driving dynamics, the Volkswagen Tiguan stood out in the marketplace as a sporty and exciting contender. Standard equipment included a two-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with 200 horsepower, front-wheel drive and a five-speed man-

ual transmission. A sixspeed automatic was available, and standard on 4Motion all wheel drive models. Feature content included heated leather seating, a sunroof, navigation, rainsensing wipers, a backup camera, Bluetooth and automatic climate control. What Owners Like

Tiguan owners typically rave about sporty ride and handling characteristics, impeccable fit and finish, classy styling, and a long list

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of bells and whistles. Small car driving manners and manoeuvrability are also highly rated.

better gas mileage, and many complain of limited cargo space in the back.

What Owners Dislike

Start a test-drive of the Tiguan with a full check of all interior electronics — including the power/heated seats, navigation system and all lights. A few owners have reported having transmis-

Common Issues

Complaints of the Tiguan tend to be centred around minor interior rattles as the vehicle ages, as well as its requirement to run on premium gas. Some owners wish for

sions replaced under warranty, and others note a strange and intermittent “thump” as the vehicle comes to a stop in traffic. Information on Tiguan transmission issues is scarce, but if the automatic gearbox in the unit you’re considering exhibits any unwelcomed behaviour, be sure to have it checked out. Note that any sputtering

Tiguan will command a price premium for its purchase and operating costs, though most owners agree that the upscale driving experience and sporty performance more than compensate.

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