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Despite recent gun crimes, this city’s safe: Cops Interpreting statistics. Homicides in 2012 are down, but instances of shootings have jumped nearly 30 per cent

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First the bullets flew through the Eaton Centre food court. Then, two weeks later, on a sun-filled patio in Little Italy. On Sunday, a man was shot while hundreds watched a fireworks display in the city’s east end. Just 24 hours before that, a stray bullet grazed a toddler’s leg in North York. In the wake of an expanding list of brazen public shootings — and an overall spike in gun violence — police are cautioning against characterizations of an unsafe city under siege by whizzing bullets. Guns are being used differently these days, they say. “Is there still work to do? Of course there is. But Toronto has been for some time and remains the safest big city in

North America,” said police spokesman Mark Pugash on Tuesday. “I understand that statistics don’t necessarily provide comfort, but they do give us the ability to measure over time what’s happened. And we know that over many years now crime is down in Toronto,” he added. Last year there were 49 homicides in Toronto, the fourth consecutive year murders had fallen and the lowest overall year since 1986. This year, sixteen people have died at the end of a gun so far. At this time last year, that number was 14. One seemingly alarming statistic shows 163 shooting victims to date in 2012. That’s up nearly 40 per cent from 119 at the same time last year. Pugash countered, saying that some people may be interpreting the statistics “too casually.” “The biggest increase in shootings this year are ones where there are no injuries,” he said, pointing out that if a gun

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SIU clears officer who punched Occupy protester The province’s police watchdog declined to press charges against a Toronto police officer who punched an Occupy Toronto protester in the face after it ruled she swung her arms twice at him first. The Special Investigations Unit said on Tuesday the unidentified officer was attempting to make an arrest during a protest outside the University Ave. courthouse in March. The protester, 37-yearold Angela Turvey, suffered a minimally displaced fracture of the nasal bone, bruising around her eyes and a cut over one eye that required seven sutures. Turvey could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the SIU said in a statement that the agency began its investigation immediately after learning of the incident through media reports. The probe involved interviews with six police officers — including the officer who threw the punch — and 14 civilian witnesses, as well as a study of news footage and personal videos. The trouble began on March 30, when the officer and his partner attempted to remove Occupy Toronto protesters from a camp beside the courthouse. Turvey argued with one of the officers about his seizure of a bag belonging to a protester he had arrested. She also filmed the officers from extremely close range, according to the SIU. “Ms. Turvey refused to step back, and the subject officer moved toward her in an attempt to arrest her for interfering in an arrest,” the SIU said. “Ms. Turvey began to struggle and the video shows her swinging her arms twice at the officers.” TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Sara Nicole Girard, right, died in a single-vehicle rollover on Hwy. 11. Two of her school mates, Meghan Timewell, centre, and Allison Neville were critically injured in the crash. PHOTOS SUPPLIED

Crash leaves one teen dead, 2 friends in critical condition High school grieves. Classmates, staff to gather in chapel Wednesday The Canadian flag in front of St. Brother André Catholic High School in Markham was lowered to half staff Tuesday in memory of Sara Nicole Girard, killed in a car accident days after graduating. Two of her school mates were critically injured in the crash. “I have spoken to each of

the families ... It’s just a very, very tough time,” said principal Dan Zaroski. Girard, 17, died Monday evening when the van she was in rolled over on Hwy. 11 near Parry Sound and veered into a ditch. The Stouffville teen was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. She was returning from a cottage weekend with her two girlfriends, Allison Neville, 17, of Markham and Meghan Timewell, 18, also of Stouffville, who were airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital after the crash.

The Catholic school board for the area is making arrangements to provide grief counseling for students and staff even though classes have already ended for the summer. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the Girard family and also to the Neville and Timewell families,” said May Moore, spokesperson York Catholic School Board. “It’s quite a shock to hear this news. Their whole lives are ahead of them.” Meanwhile, Grade 12 students and recent graduates and staff will gather in the school cafeteria and chapel

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No other vehicle was involved and a cause has not been determined, police say.

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Missing GTA man. Body found in Michigan landfill Michigan police confirmed the body found last week in a Montrose Township landfill is of a missing man from Peel region. Peel police said in a press release that the body of Mississauga man Kevin Joseph Arendt was found in Michigan but did not say where it was found. The 38-year-old Arendt was last seen leaving a bar in his navy blue Jeep Wednesday

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Toronto organizations baffled by federal cuts to youth justice services Diversion programs. Ontario’s minister of children and youth services plans to fight surprise decision

God particle’s U of T connection Professors Bob Orr, left, and Richard Teuscher, both part of a large University of Toronto team that helped in the discovery of the God particle, pose in their lab. Orr and Teuscher are just two of the more than 100 Canadian researchers who worked on the international project, and they’re eagerly awaiting Wednesday’s announcement that enough evidence has been gathered to determine whether or not the long-sought-after God particle exists. The subatomic particle, known as the Higgs boson, is thought to be responsible for giving mass to all particles in the universe. Colin McConnell/Torstar News Service

Toronto organizations which successfully divert young offenders from the court system are baffled as to why the federal government is slashing crucial funds for that purpose. Last week, when Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced “continued support” for the federal Youth Justice Services Funding Program at $141.7 million annually, he did not mention that number represents a 20 per cent cut from previous years. Advocates and experts are struggling to understand the rationale behind the cuts. “An investment in young people

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justice services through the province, which allocates the federal transfer funds. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s minister of children and youth services, said the cuts were a surprise as there was no consultation with the provinces. He said he plans to fight the decision and would seek a meeting with Nicholson. Nicholson’s spokeswoman, Julie Di Mambro, would not specify reasons for the funding cut, calling the amount allocated a “significant investment.” Torstar News Service

Long-weekend litterbugs leave trail of trash on Toronto beaches It was the morning after a long weekend of Pride and Canada Day celebrations, and Toronto beaches had mutated into places only Oscar the Grouch could love — sandy goldmines of trash. Strolling down the Sunnyside boardwalk early Tuesday, trash was everywhere you looked or stepped, evidence of thousands of litterbugs who had a great time by the shore the night before but decidedly

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• Usually, the beaches from just west of Sunnyside Beach to Woodbine Beach would be cleaned by 10 a.m., but on Tuesday, workers were still picking up trash at 2 p.m.

left their garbage behind. In addition to the usual beer

bottles and pizza trays, there were remnants of fireworks, toppled garbage cans, Tupperware containers of discarded food and piles of trash sitting unusually close to garbage cans that weren’t full. Mostly, picking up after Torontonians is the job of cleanup workers. “The staff realize that it’s going to be busy, they don’t dread it because they know what they are getting into when they sign up to

clean down there,” said Darrell Vossen, general supervisor for waterfront parks at Toronto Park, Forestry and Recreation. “City staff can do what they can, but why are they picking up after the public’s garbage?” said Sarah Doucette, city councillor for Ward 13, ParkdaleHigh Park. “I’m appalled, I thought we were civilized people, why would you just drop your garbage?” Torstar News Service

Both eastern and western beaches in Toronto were strewn with garbage after the long weekend, but city workers like these did a quick job of cleaning up. COLIN MCCONNELL/Torstar News Service

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Ex-president’s home searched in election probe France. L’Oreal heiress suspected of providing illegal campaign cash to Sarkozy’s party during 2007 campaign French investigators searched former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s home and office on Tuesday as part of a probe into suspected illegal financing of his 2007 presidential campaign by the L’Oreal cosmetics heiress, an official said. Potential legal troubles have threatened Sarkozy since he lost the presidency to Socialist Francois Hollande in May elections. Sarkozy, who lost his immunity from prosecution June 15, denies wrongdoing. Investigators from the

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Bev Oda quits, shuffle on way? International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda resigned Tuesday, giving Prime Minister Stephen Harper the space he needs for a cabinet shuffle this summer. Oda’s spending habits sparked a furor earlier this year when it was revealed she had rejected one five-star hotel in London, England, for another, more luxurious one at more than double the cost. She had also hired a luxury car and driver for an average of $1,000 per day. Her departure will force a byelection in the

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Judge decides not to convict pilot A federal judge in Texas has ruled that a JetBlue pilot who left the cockpit during a flight and screamed about terrorists is not guilty by reason of insanity. Passengers wrestled Clayton Osbon to the floor after he ran through the plane’s cabin during the March 27 flight from Las Vegas to New York. He will now be examined at a mental-health facility. the associated press

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In the heat of the moment, blame global warming

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Hot enough for ya? Is this what global warming has in store for us? Just look at North America’s weather picture in recent weeks: Horrendous wildfires, oppressive heat waves, devastating droughts and flooding from giant deluges. Weather expert Kevin Trenberth calls it “I told you so” time. The head of climate analysis at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in fire-charred Colorado says he warned of these record-breaking conditions, but many people wouldn’t listen. Jonathan Overpeck, professor of geosciences and atmospheric sciences at the University of Arizona, goes further. “This is what global warming looks like at the regional or personal level,” he says. He adds: “This is certainly

Melissa Mgana kisses her five-year-old daughter Sofia amid the ruins of their home in Colorado Springs, Colo. It was destroyed in a wildfire at the weekend. helen H. Richardson/denver post/the associated press

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Big feet, fat wallet saved Toronto man: Parents Kenya. Kidnapped aid workers rescued by pro-government Somali militia on Monday Big feet and a fortuitously placed wallet helped save the day for a Canadian aid worker snatched at gunpoint at a Kenyan refugee camp and marched with three other captors across the border into Somalia, his parents said Tuesday. Nigeria

Clearly relieved after days of frantic worry, Carol-Ann and Peter Dennis were able to share some of the humour that helped sustain their son Steve Dennis during his ordeal. “He’s tall, so he’s got big feet,” Carol-Ann said. “The trackers could track them because they could see the big foot and some little feet in the pattern of walking.” Dennis, 37, of Toronto, and fellow Canadian, Qurat-Ul-Ain Sadazai, 38, of Gatineau, Que., were among four aid workers

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snatched at gunpoint from the Dadaab refugee camp near the Somalia border on Friday. Their Kenyan driver was killed when four gunmen attacked their two-vehicle convoy. Dennis was grazed by a bullet during the chaos.

“In Steve’s case, it happened to hit him right in his wallet that he carries in his front (leg) pocket — it bruised him a little bit,” his father said. “He said he was saved by his credit cards.” The group later abandoned the vehicle they had taken and walked across the border. Also kidnapped and rescued were Astrid Sehl, 33, of Norway, and Glenn Costes, 40, a Filipino. the canadian press

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BMO predicts BoC will keep RIM boss goes Lending. key interest rate low well into 2013 on the defensive ‘Nothing wrong.’ Heins attempts to cast tech company’s current challenges in a positive light Research In Motion chief executive Thorsten Heins was on the defensive Tuesday, insisting “there’s nothing wrong with the company as it exists right now,” and that he’s confident the BlackBerry maker will get past its current challenges. Heins led the march of several executives who fanned out to media outlets in an effort to cast a positive glow on the company, which has been facing an increasing amount of negativity over its seemingly endless problems. Last week, RIM shocked

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the market with another delay to its crucial BlackBerry 10 operating system which has been considered by many as a last-ditch effort to save the company. But that was only part of the bad news. RIM also said it would layoff about 5,000 employees as it slashes costs across the

organization to contend with faltering sales of its BlackBerry smartphones and a quickly eroding stock price. RIM’s stock closed 10 cents lower at $7.44 on Tuesday at the Toronto Stock Exchange. Heins acknowledged the company faces a challenge to regain market share in the United States, but insisted RIM isn’t in a “death spiral.” Heins said the major changes RIM has made to its management and business objectives since he became CEO in January are part of a massive transition to a whole new technology platform. He said sales in other parts of the world remain strong and argued the transition to the BlackBerry 10 will be a completely different way for RIM to address mobile computing. the canadian press

The Bank of Montreal predicted Tuesday that the Bank of Canada will keep its key interest rate low for longer than it expected. Economists at the bank are now predicting that the central bank will not raise its key rate until July 2013, six months later than their earlier prediction of January 2013. The rate affects the prime Markets scandal

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been at historic lows, the inevitable climb will happen,” said Parsons. “Choosing a fixed mortgage can provide protection against rising rates.” Ottawa moved last month to tighten mortgage rules for the fourth time in as many years in an effort to cool the housing market. the canadian press

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Canadian firms set sights on gold A truck drives down a Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic. Barrick Gold Corp. of Toronto and Goldcorp Inc. of Vancouver are poised to open one of the world’s largest gold mining operations in a country where the industry has a toxic legacy of pollution that stained rivers a searing red and failed to lift the fortunes of the largely poor country. Manuel Diaz/the associated press

Revamp. Chuck E. Cheese gets makeover Chuck E. Cheese has been given the pink slip. The company that operates the chain of children’s pizza restaurants is retiring the giant rodent’s outdated image — and the man who voiced its character for nearly two decades. CEC Entertainment Inc. says it plans to launch a U.S. ad campaign Thursday with a revamped image of Chuck E. Cheese as a hip, electric-guitarplaying rock star. It’s just the latest makeover for the 35-year-old mascot, which started life as a New Jersey rat who sometimes carried a cigar. CEC Entertainment, based in Irving, Texas, is struggling to revive sales at its more than 500 pizza restaurants, which offer games, prizes and a musical variety show. In May, CEC said revenue at its locations open at least a year fell 4.2 per cent in the first quarter and lowered its outlook for the year. The new Chuck E. Cheese

The new-look Chuck E. Cheese, mascot of the chain of kids’ restaurants. the associated press

that launches this week will be voiced by Jaret Reddick, the lead singer for the pop-punk band Bowling for Soup. The Chuck E. Cheese Facebook page now shows a silhouette of a cartoon mouse playing a guitar. The details of Chuck E.’s new image will be unveiled this week.

Beats Electronics buys MOG service Upscale headphone maker Beats Electronics is buying music subscription service MOG in an attempt to improve what goes into playback devices as much as what comes out of them. Beats, founded by rapper Dr. Dre and recording executive Jimmy Iovine, has devoted its brand to high-quality sound. But headphones and speakers have limited ability to improve the sound of compressed MP3s. Beats hopes to use MOG to provide an endto-end music experience that will help it compete against bigger subscription music rivals like Rhapsody and Spotify. MOG’s paying subscribers are estimated to be in the tens of thousands, compared to more than a million for Rhapsody in the U.S. and 3 million for Spotify worldwide. the associated press

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registration: $68. running ’til Festival will make you wanna jump your legs are jelly: priceless I’m always looking for a new experience, so I’ve decided to sign up for a triathlon: swim, Paul Sullivan cycle, run; one immediately metronews.ca/justsaying after another. A lot of people are fierce and brave, and they like to tackle the Ironman triathlon, which consists of a 3.96-kilometre swim, a 180.25-km bike ride and a 42.2-km marathon, without any rest or dying in between. I am not an iron man. More like a straw man, so I thought I’d start with a “sprint triathlon,” which sounds very zippy, doesn’t it? A sprint is to the Ironman what a Yaris is to an F-350 pickup: 700-metre swim, 20-km bike ride, 5-km run. There’s less chance of sinking like a stone at about 2.57 km into the swim or falling off your bike into a ditch at 127 km, or wandering into traffic, dehydrated and disoriented, around 37 km in the marathon. Still, this “sprint,” which occurs on July 22 (why are my palms sweating already?) has its challenges, not the least being I’ve never done all three of these things in a row on the same day, and rarely in the same month. The main challenge, as far as I can tell, is getting through the transition, which means getting from the pool and onto the bike, then off the bike and into running shoes, all while the clock is ticking. The “three Ts” are key to transition: towels, talcum powder and tugging, not necessarily in that order. It’s also important not to get confused and cycle in your swim goggles or run in your bike helmet, all of which apparently happen. How would I know? I’ve never even watched a triathlon. Which might lead you to ask why am I doing this? Well, it was either this or one of those river cruises along the Seine. Both of them involve going someplace exotic, like Paris or the pool at UBC. But the river cruise costs $7,000; registering for the triathlon? $68. No contest. Two weeks after the Point Grey Sprint Triathlon, on Aug. 7, is a similar event called the London Olympic Triathlon. While I’m just starting out, the great Canadian gold medallist (2000 Sydney Games) Simon Whitfield is in the twilight of his career and will be competing in one last Olympics before he retires, a geezer at 37. Even though I can spot Simon a couple of years, once again, there are some similarities. Expectations are the key. On Aug. 7, the whole nation will be holding its breath hoping that Simon is able to win gold one last time. On July 22, my wife will be holding her breath hoping that I at least make it out of the pool. OK. So what did you want for $68? just sayin’

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London launches largest string of summer events Elizabeth Streb’s dancers perform in front of Tower Bridge at the launch of the Mayor of London Presents cultural events program on Tuesday in London, England. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, launched an unprecedented program of free cultural events. From daredevil dancers choreographed by Elizabeth Streb to unusual car-park art exhibitions including the work of artists

such as Jeff Koons, David Hockney and Andy Warhol for BMW ART DRIVE presented by the ICA. This will be the biggest ever outdoor cultural festival the capital has seen, brought to you by the Mayor of London and London 2012 Festival. To help visitors navigate through all of the excitement, the mayor also launched a free mobile phone app Tuesday, which provides users with information on the festival as well as the city’s events, attractions and recommendations on the best restaurants. The app uses Google map technology for easy touring.

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Why make a new film when you can recycle an old one? Play it again, Sam. Hollywood has long been a fan of movie reboots. Spider-Man is the latest flick to get a an actor makeover IN FOCUS

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The adage, “The only constant is change,” is only partially true in Hollywood. The list of recent movie reboots is as long as Lindsay Lohan’s arrest record, and there’s more on the way — we’ll soon see new versions of Death Wish, Fletch and

Highlander — but while the titles stay the same, the faces change. This weekend, Peter Parker swings back into theatres, but instead of Tobey Maguire behind the familiar red-and-black-webbed mask it’s Social Network star Andrew Garfield. Not everyone is happy about the change. 1234zoomer commented on the new movie: “IS NOT GOING TO BE THE SAMEÒÒ WITHOUT TOBBY!!!,” (her uppercase and spelling, not mine), but Maguire has been gracious, saying, “I am excited to see the next chapter unfold in this incredible story.” Whether the new Spidey acknowledges Maguire is yet to be seen, but at least one replacement had the manners to recognize their pre-

cursor on screen. George Lazenby paid a tongue-in-cheek tribute to Sean Connery in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. After a wild battle to rescue Contessa Teresa (played by Diana Rigg) the new James Bond didn’t get the girl. “This never happened to the other fellow,” he says, looking dejectedly into the camera. Former Bond Connery went on to co-star in The Hunt for Red October with Alec Baldwin playing Jack Ryan, a character later played by Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. It’s rumoured that Chris Pine (who took over the part of Captain Kirk in Star Trek from William Shatner) will soon reprise the role. The Batman franchise has

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“The adage, ‘The only constant is change,’ is only partially true in Hollywood. The list of recent movie reboots is as long as Lindsay Lohan’s arrest record, and there’s more on the way...” also had a revolving cast. Since 1943 seven actors have played the Caped Crusader, including Lewis G. Wilson, who at 23 remains the youngest actor to play the character, and George Clooney who admits he was “really bad” in Batman & Robin. It’s not only the Caped Crusader who changes from time to time. Harvey Dent, the handsome district attorney who turns into villain Two Face has been played by Billy Dee Williams, Tommy

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Miami rapper Pitbull might soon be chilling out in Alaska. In a marketing deal, Walmart will send Pitbull, a.k.a Armando Christian Perez, to the store that gets the most “likes” on its Facebook page. Right now, the leading candidate is Kodiak, Alaska. And there may be a reason. A writer for The Boston Phoenix newspaper thought it’d be funny to send Pitbull to the most remote Walmart possible, and is encouraging people to “like” the Walmart in Kodiak. The Kodiak Walmart had more than 35,000 “likes” Monday, more than five times the town’s population. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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For those looking for out of the box arts and culture events, Sceneopolis, a local arts and culture subscription service, has launched inTO — a one of a kind arts and cultural digest. Curated by some of the top cultural engineers in Toronto’s arts and culture scenes, the monthly inTO events will bring together celebrity artists and musicians with notable hosts giving attendees an opportunity to explore arts and culture in a way they’ve never been able to before. With only 100 tickets available per event the inTO series promises to be one of the hottest tickets around The inaugural event, the Living Room Jam, will feel like watching your favourite indie band in a friend’s loft. Hosts City News entertainment anchor Mary Kitchen and Jeffrey Remedios, co-founder of Arts & Crafts

Productions (Feist’s guru), will engage Eight and a Half in a discussion on the craft of music making interwoven with an intimate performance. Not entirely new to the scene, Eight and a Half is composed of Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene and Dave Hamelin and Liam O’Neil from The Stills. The Living Room Jam takes place on July 19 at Kitch, the latest retro restobar from the folks who brought Toronto the amazing Starving Artist care. Tickets, which include tasty Mexican comfort food and amazing cocktails, are only $49 for Sceneopolis subscribers and $69 for non subscribers. The yearlong inTO series will feature monthly culture jams that let those in the know experience Toronto’s culture in a way that money can’t buy. Future events will be hosted by Cameron Bailey, artistic director, TIFF & Lisa Tant, the new Publisher of Hello! Magazine. Every Wednesday, Sceneopolis.com will bring you the latest from stages across the city. Sceneopolis subscriptions cost only $45; Metro readers receive a $5 discount with the code: metro5. To take advantage of exclusive theatre tickets and discounts check out sceneopolis.com

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Sleigh Bells’ Reign of Terror New music. Album plays homage to classic rock bands like Def Leppard and pop acts like Cyndi Lauper and the Go Go’s

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Sleigh Bells seemed to emerge fully formed, with a brutally unique sound of overblown guitars and vocals that alternated between pop-singer sweetness and cheerleader vengeance. The Brooklyn duo’s 2009 debut, Treats, landed on nearly every single year-end bestof list, including this publication’s. For their follow-up, Reign of Terror, released this spring, guitarist Derek Miller and singer Alexis Krauss decided to do away with some of the tricks of Treats in favour of more conventional sounds. But they put these sounds into a context that is anything but conventional. “In a lot of ways, Reign of Terror is an homage to classic

Singer Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells has been a staple on the Coachella scene. Charley Gallay/Getty Images

rock and a lot of arena rock songs that are pretty formulaic and pretty universal in terms of structure and what they make you feel,” says Krauss. “We were very shame-

less in referencing bands like Def Leppard or pop acts like Cyndi Lauper or the Go Go’s.” Where Krauss was filling in pre-written vocal parts for the debut, the pair collabor-

ated more for Reign of Terror, and the result is something more melodic. There are even a few ballads on the album. Krauss says she knows that the combination of ’80s metal and their own pop and punk instincts have definitely turned off a few listeners. But she has no regrets. “We always say that we don’t really have any guilty pleasures,” she says. “If we listen to something and we like it, we’re not embarrassed about referencing it. We’re both real lovers of pop music, so I think being able to write a really simple but catchy hook is one of the hardest things to do as a songwriter. And we kind of like thinking that way: ‘How can we write a song as good as Pour Some Sugar on Me?’”


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When many people think of Jennifer Hudson’s singing style, they think of a thunderous, room-shaking tone. But now, with her new Pampers-inspired adaptation of the classic Lullaby and Goodnight, the multi-talented performer shows a gentler, sweeter side. We caught up with Hudson last week to discuss her new lullaby recording and how she balances being a mom and a superstar. How did you incorporate your experiences as a mom into this lullaby? (By) imagining putting my baby to sleep: What do you want to say to your child? What do you want them to

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hear before they fall asleep to soothe them, to calm them down? That’s why I did it. Anytime he calls me, I say, ‘That’s my baby.’ I always tell him, ‘I love your hugs, I love your kisses.’ So, I really took it from being a mom, and the real experience of that. Is it difficult balancing motherhood with your work life? It can be. That’s why I love being from Chicago and living

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Evil glares at the airport security line, jam-packed yesterdays that lead to too-tired-to-take-another-step todays, and kids offering TMI to the customs officials. It’s no wonder parents get the shakes at the thought of a family vacation. Trust me, I know. My husband and I just spent more than 365 days with our two sons under the age of 10 on an around-the-world trip. Sure, there were moments when my sanity was questionable, but by the time we got home we were all a little wiser about how to make sure we made it through. My hard-learned lessons are your gain. These five tips will help replace your family’s whines of “are we there yet?” with, “is it over already?”

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Don’t let stressful moments steal your memories Where we learned it: Beijing, China. The mission was to meet our phenomenal guide at the Forbidden City. We should’ve been there by nine. At 10, we were still standing in pouring rain trying desperately to hail a cab. When we finally found one and agreed on the exorbitantly high overcharge, we had the ride of our life. Thrilled with his windfall the driver regaled us with broken English stories that we still giggle at today. We eventually saw and were amazed by the Forbidden City but nothing compared to the taxi ride over.

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Where we learned it: France. We went to the Eiffel Tower twice but the kids were still itching to climb it; I was not. So we made a deal and while my husband took them to the top, I roamed the Champs Elysees. The result was a happier mom at the end of the day and a dad who knew I owed him one. (He cashed in with a boys night later on no questions asked.) While recharging your mojo remember to keep the self-imposed guilt to a minimum. There’s nothing in the family vacation rulebook that says you aren’t entitled to a vacation too.

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Where we learned it: Cairo, Egypt. At home the kids go to bed at 8, breakfast is at 7 and new friends are rare. On this trip? Bedtime was when they fell asleep, breakfast could include ice cream and every day there was the possibility of adding a new friend. We told the kids it was an adventure and they thrived. So much so that when, in Cairo, we found ourselves playing table tennis on a street corner at midnight and no one blinked an eye. It turns out kids aren’t as desperate for routine as we think and sometimes the thrill of a broken routine is needed.

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Road rage? Why not rent a tank and smash a few cars? Channeling Rambo. Just a short drive from Minneapolis exists a place where Cold War surplus vehicles can be hired for the day

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monument in Piazza Venezia. Because of its shape, the monument, inaugurated in 1911, has been given pejorative nicknames like “wedding cake” or “Mussolini’s typewriter.” The colossal construction has often been dismissed by locals as an unsuccessful attempt to restore classical Rome, but Allen uses it to set the stage, stationing a policeman there to introduce the city as a still and eternal witness to four stories of intrigue, love, sex and adultery. The square is where Hayley, a young American tourist, and Michelangelo, an Italian lawyer, accidentally meet. She is looking for the Trevi fountain and he offers to bring her there. They spend the day together wandering through the city’s beauty and predictably fall in love. The central characters of the second story, Antonio (Alessandro Tiberi) and Milly (Alessandra Mastronardi), are a young married couple who just moved to Rome from a small town in the south of Italy. Milly gets lost in Rome’s chaotic streets as she searches for a hairdresser to give her a less provincial look before meeting her husband’s new co-workers. Her terrible sense of direction gives Allen the opportunity to show a wide area of Rome, starting with Milly’s wanderings through the Piazza del Popolo, one of the city’s most scenic entrances, featuring an obelisk brought

by emperor Augustus after his conquest of Egypt, twin baroque churches and a marble fountain with Neptune and his Tritons. From there, Milly walks through the Campo dei Fiori neighbourhood, asks for information at the Area Sacra (sacred area) of the Argentine, where Julius Caesar was said to have been murdered, and finally finds herself in Piazza Mattei, a small square in the heart of Sant’Angelo. According to a popular legend, the turtle fountain in the square was built in one night by Duke Mattei to conquer the heart of a young lady who lived in the palace in front of the square. The movie shifts to the narrow and picturesque streets of Trastevere. A neighbourhood of artisans’ homes and workshops since Roman times, Trastevere has in more recent decades become a fashionable district filled with restaurants, espresso bars and clubs. Allen then switches from magnificent imperial buildings, the nostalgia-inspiring ruins seen from the Palatine, to the modernity of the Music Auditorium built by Renzo Piano in 1995, and the English gardens and neoclassical temple of Villa Borghese. He completes his vision of the city by showing the more local and unconventional locations of La Garbatella and Rione Monti.

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Rome becomes romantic again with ode to the Eternal City To Rome with Love. Woody Allen’s latest film celebrates the beauty of Rome and leaves behind Italy’s real-world problems

We’re home. More than a year after leaving it, we pulled up to our house and found some very excited grandparents waiting among the balloons, flags and banners. It was a bittersweet moment: so great to be back among friends and family, so hard to think of our incredible adventure as over. We’ll continue to

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superficial, and not funny, and the Italian public also has given it a thumbs down, although it did well on its opening weekend at the box office as curious filmgoers checked it out. The Hollywood Reporter said it took in 2.8 million euros or $3.7 million opening weekend in Italy, making it the top-grossing film in the country with the highest opening-day total for any of Allen’s films in Italy; it also pulled in huge audiences in the U.S. despite mixed reviews and a limited release its

$379,371 in just five American theatres. But even with the superficiality of the stories and lukewarm reviews, Allen’s glowing portrayal of Rome has not gone completely unappreciated. “Despite the criticism, I still think it’s very nice what Allen tried to do with this film,” said Valeria Vecellio, interior designer for the cinema industry in Rome. “Whether the result is a beautiful movie or, as in this case, a superficial and ironic experiment, it’s nice that he decided to pay his loving homage to Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.” The associated press


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With the ‘Carte Isabelle,’ summertime visitors can travel the train route along the French Riviera for roughly $15. It’s a cheap way to tour the coastline, but how many stops can you reasonably fit into a day on the route between Frejus in the west and Ventimiglia, just across the border in Italy? Let’s count...

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Head to the market The first train of the day sets off at 5:30 a.m. but we begin our day at a more civilized 9 a.m., with a fortifying croissant and a 10-minute trot from the station to the promenade in the town of Menton. Close to the border, the old part of this Italianate town is a warren of cafés and ice

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cream shops, and the covered market, where we have a coffee at the counter of the ‘Café du Marche’ before perusing the local produce: Menton’s famously fragrant lemons, courgettes with saffron-coloured flowers still attached and piles of red, black and golden tomatoes. Across the road we admire the works in the seafront museum dedicated to artist Jean Cocteau.

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Creamy Curry Sauce turns up the heat This recipe bathes boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a delicious curry marinade. The thighs then get tossed on the grill. Meanwhile, a bit of the marinade (which was reserved before the chicken was added) is blended with low-fat sour cream for a rich condiment to be dolloped on the chicken after it comes off

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Formal goodbye The host will signal the end of the lunch, so again, just follow the leader. When the time comes, make sure to get up, shake their hands and thank them for their time. Much like a good dessert, you want to make sure that you end the meal sweetly. Ishani Nath is an aspiring writer who is learning the complexities of the craft in Ryerson University’s Master’s of Journalism program. TalentEgg.ca is Canada’s leading job site and online career resource for college and university students and recent graduates.

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losing to the unheralded Lukas Rosol in the second round on Thursday. Murray was given a standing ovation by a jubilant Court One crowd after his 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Cilic, who won the grass-court Queen’s Club title in the run-up to Wimbledon. Murray is now just two wins away from becoming the first British man to reach the final at the All England Club since Bunny Austin in 1938. Next up is a quarter-final match against seventh-seeded David Ferrer, who reached Wimbledon’s last eight for the first time with a

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“It is my third go-round here and you want to make sure you’re progressing each time.””

from last year,” said McKegg. “Hopefully I can bring a little offence to camp, show the brass I can play a two-way game.” McKegg might be that diamond in the rough, a midround pick who makes good. He scored 49 goals two seasons ago in Erie. Last season, he was traded at the midway point and emerged as the top centre on a London Knights team that went to the Memorial Cup. “I think (playing in) London helped a lot with trying to make the step to the next level,” said McKegg. On Tuesday, McKegg led coach Greg Cronin’s Team White to a 4-1 win over Team Blue in the first scrimmage of the camp. McKegg scored twice. He did what a 20-yearold is supposed to do against less-experienced players: dominate. “You can see he’s got the hockey savviness, the hockey IQ. He’s intelligent,” said Jim Hughes, the Leafs’ director of player development who is running the camp. “He’s gifted offensively and we know that about him. He’s just got to continue to improve his skating: more power, more explosion, more quickness.”

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Tuesday’s results L.A. Angels at Cleveland Minnesota at Detroit Kansas City at Toronto N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay Texas at Chicago White Sox Boston at Oakland Baltimore at Seattle Monday’s results L.A. Angels 3, Cleveland 0 Minnesota 6, Detroit 4 Kansas City 11, Toronto 3 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Oakland 6, Boston 1 Seattle 6, Baltimore 3 Wednesday’s games N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 1-3) at Tampa Bay (Price 11-4), 3:10 p.m. Boston (F.Morales 1-1) at Oakland (Griffin 00), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-8) at Cleveland (D.Lowe 7-6), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 0-0) at Seattle (Noesi 210), 4:10 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 1-4) at Detroit (Verlander 8-5), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 3-4) at Toronto (Villanueva 2-0), 7:07 p.m. Texas (Feldman 2-6) at Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Thursday’s games Minnesota at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Texas at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

CALENDAR July 10 - All-Star game, Kansas City, Mo. July 13 - Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 22 - Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 - Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Aug 15-16 - Owners' meetings, Denver. Sept. 1 - Active rosters expand to 40 players. Oct. 5 - Postseason begins, wild-card playoffs. Oct. 7 - Division series begin. Oct. 13 - League championship series begin. Oct. 24 - World Series begins. November TBA - Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA - Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series.

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Tuesday’s results Milwaukee 13, Miami 12, 10 innings San Francisco at Washington Houston at Pittsburgh Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets Colorado at St. Louis San Diego at Arizona Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers Monday’s games Pittsburgh 11, Houston 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Atlanta 1 Milwaukee 6, Miami 5 St. Louis 9, Colorado 3 San Diego 6, Arizona 2 Cincinnati 8, L.A. Dodgers 2 Wednesday’s games — All Times Eastern San Francisco (Bumgarner 10-4) at Washington (E.Jackson 4-4), 11:05 a.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-5) at N.Y. Mets (C.Young 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 1-0) at Pittsburgh (Correia 4-6), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 5-5) at Milwaukee (Wolf 2-6), 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Maholm 5-6) at Atlanta (Delgado 4-8), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Guthrie 3-7) at St. Louis (Wainwright 6-8), 7:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 3-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 5-5), 9:10 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 1-4) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 6-7), 9:40 p.m. Thursday’s games Miami at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.

AUTO RAC I NG NASCAR SPRINT CUP Through June 30 1. Matt Kenseth, 633 points; 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 622; 3. Jimmie Johnson, 610; 4. Greg Biffle, 608; 5. (tie), Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick, 565; 7. Clint Bowyer, 557; 8. Martin Truex Jr., 556; 9. Tony Stewart, 545; 10. Brad Keselowski, 537.

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CHAMPIONS TOUR FIRST TEE OPEN

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EUROPEAN TOUR FRENCH OPEN

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time; 41. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, same time; 53. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, same time; 59. George Hincapie, United States, BMC Racing, same time. Overall Standings 1. Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, RadioShackNissan, 14 hours, 45 minutes, 30 seconds; 2. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, 7 seconds behind; 3. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, same time; 4. Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, :10; 5. Edvald Boasoon Hagen, Norway, Sky Procycling, :11; 6. Denis Menchov, Russia, Katusha, :13; 7. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, :17; 8. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Liquigas-Cannondale, :18; 9. Ryder Hesjedal, Canada, Garmin-SharpBarracuda, same time; 10. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack-Nissan, :19. 11. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, Rabobank, :21; 12. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, RadioShack-Nissan, :22; 13. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Astana, same time; 14. Rein Taaramae, Estonia, Cofidis, same time; 15. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Liquigas-Cannondale, :23; 16. Jean-Christophe Peraud, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time; 17. Marco Marcato, Italy, Vacansoleil-DCM, same time; 18. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, RadioShack-Nissan, :24; 19. Wouter Poels, Netherlands, Vacansoleil-DCM, same time; 20. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. Also 22. Robert Gesink, Netherlands, Rabobank, :26; 23. Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, :28; 30. Frank Schleck, Luxemboureg, RadioShack-Nissan, :38; 37. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, :45; 57. George Hincapie, United States, BMC Racing, 2:27.

T EN N IS WIMBLEDON At London Singles Men Fourth Round David Ferrer (7), Spain, def. Juan Martin del Potro (9), Argentina, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Marin Cilic (16), Croatia, 7-5, 6-2, 6-3. Florian Mayer (31), Germany, def. Richard Gasquet (18), France, 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. Philipp Kohlschreiber (27), Germany, def. Brian Baker, United States, 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5), France, def. Mardy Fish (10), United States, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-4. Women Quarter-finals Serena Williams (6), United States, def. Petra Kvitova (4), Czech Republic, 6-3, 7-5. Angelique Kerber (8), Germany, def. Sabine Lisicki (15), Germany, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 7-5. Victoria Azarenka (2), Belarus, def. Tamira Paszek, Austria, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Agnieszka Radwanska (3), Poland, def. Maria Kirilenko (17), Russia, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5. Doubles Men Second Round Mikhail Elgin, Russia, and Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, def. Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna (7), India, 7-5, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Third Round Jonathan Marray, Britain, and Frederik Nielsen, Denmark, def. Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, and Jean-Julien Rojer (8), Netherlands, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 5-7, 7-5. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Marcelo Melo (15), Brazil, lead Leander Paes, India, and Radek Stepanek (4), Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (30-30), susp., rain. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Horia Tecau (5), Romania, lead Steve Darcis and Olivier Rochus, Belgium, 6-4, susp., rain. Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram, United States, lead Chris Guccione and Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, 6-4, 2-2, susp., rain. Bob and Mike Bryan (2), United States, lead Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra, France, 76 (5), 6-4, 2-2, susp., rain. Women Third Round Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (9), Spain, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, and Mandy Minella, Luxembourg, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (5), Russia, def. Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, and Tamarine Tanasugarn, Thailand, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (6), Czech Republic, def. Natalie Grandin, South Africa, and Vladimira Uhlirova (11), Czech Republic, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears (10), United States, def. Yaroslava Shvedova and Galina Voskoboeva (7), Kazakhstan, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Mixed Second Round Julian Knowle and Tamira Paszek, Austria, def. James Cerretani, United States, and Petra Martic, Croatia, walkover. Bruno Soares, Brazil, and Jarmila Gajdosova, Australia, lead Alexander Peya, Austria, and Anna-Lena Groenefeld (16), Germany, 4-6, 7-

5, 1-0, susp., rain. Colin Fleming, Britain, and Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, lead Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, and Andrea Hlavackova (7), Czech Republic, 43 (15-15), susp., rain.

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Active Understeer

On the road, the Altima uses Active Understeer Control. During turning, light braking is applied to the inside wheel to counteract the natural tendency for the car to continue in straight line. Also assisting is Nissan’s Easy Fill Tire Alert that was initially installed in the Quest minivan.

Interior

The interior offers about the same passenger and trunk volume as before, but a concerted effort was undertaken to replace or recover hard-plastic surfaces with soft-touch materials. Another area of focus was noise reduction, achieved by adding more soundabsorbing materials around the car.

2013 Nissan Altima • Type. Four-door, front-wheeldrive mid-size sedan. • Engine (hp): 2.5-litre DOHC I4 (182); 3.5-litre DOHC V6 (270). • Mileage: L/100 km (city/hwy) 7.4/5.0 (2.5). • Base Price (incl. destination): $25,300.

Engine

The base 2.5-litre four-cylinder’s output has notched up to 182 horsepower from the previous 175 due to a new valve train. An all-new continuously variable transmission offers fewer moving parts (reducing friction) and electronic-control improvements so that it more closely mimics a traditional multi-speed automatic.

Nissan has reduced the Altima’s overall weight by about 33 kilograms.

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First impressions are often lasting ones, and for new-car buyers they can also make the difference between closing the deal right then and there or searching elsewhere. Where the 2013 Nissan Altima is concerned, most shoppers’ reactions will be, “Whoa!” The outgoing Altima that has been around since the 2007 model year was certainly no mutt, but the new car really shows that its best-before date has come and gone. The midsize sedan presents a graceful face, with a grille and headlight pods that almost appear to melt into the stylish fenders. The windshield pillars have a

bit more rake to them to help reduce aerodynamic drag. At the opposite end, the knife-edge-style tail lights neatly encircle the fenders and the trunk lid’s spoiler is integrated as part of the sheet metal. Viewed in profile, the Altima doesn’t appear significantly changed, but the fancier chrome door handles and similarly coated trim pieces throughout attest to the car’s more glamorous presence. The base 2.5 model’s pricing begins at $25,300 (including delivery to the dealer) and includes all the usual bells and whistles. From that point, S, SV and SL models pile on the content, but can add more than $9,000 to the base price with luxuries such as heated front seats leather interior, heated steering wheel and a power moonroof. The Altima’s impressively restyled sheet metal and interior appointments, matched with seriously improved fuel economy, serve notice that this Nissan has what it takes get your attention. “Whoa,” indeed.

By comparison

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Toyota Camry Base price: $25,200

If you recall, Nissan/Infiniti began offering “self-healing” exterior paint. More unusual technology follows as the company has “zero gravity” front seats for the Altima that reduce pressure on the spine and improve blood flow. Of course, NASA was the influence.

Remember when taillights were on the back of a car and the headlights were on the front? With the right curves and thoughtful integration of chrome, the Altima can finally be called a pretty car.

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Volkswagen Passat Base price: $25,500

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Ford Fusion Base price: $22,500 (est.)

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If your nursery school report card noted you didn’t like to share and/or only did so under the threat of excommunication from the mid-morning snack program, then car2go might not be for you. But if you normally play well with others, are 18 or older and with a valid driver’s licence, then you might consider this new way of getting access to a cute, little smart fortwo car as a partial solution to your transportation requirements. Car sharing programs are obviously not new, but car2go ramps it up a notch in several ways. For starters, car2go is a wholly owned subsidiary of German automaker, Daimler. It’s already firmly established in 11 cities across Europe and North America. You Vancouverites already know that your city is among that 11, and the first Canadian one to join the party. Toronto joined the party just this past week, on June 30. Calgary and Miami get their car2go programs later this

• Locate a vehicle spontaneously or via a phone app, or book through car2go. com. • Hold card by reader to unlock doors. Enter pin to release key stowed next to touch screen. • Use the key as normal to start car — and go wherever you want in the province.

Green P parking lots, like this one near Queen Street West, are where members can start and end their car2go journeys. Contributed

July. Expect announcements on other large Canadian cities later this year. But at its launch here in Toronto, Katie Stafford, car2go’s North American communications manager, outlined the primary differentiator: “Unlike other car share programs, our cars are free floating.” Yes, they never touch the ground, like flying saucers and

really good hovercrafts. Actually, free floating refers to the fact that they never have to be returned to where you started. You can get into one wherever you find one, and end your trip at any one of the 200plus Green P parking lots in car2go’s “Toronto Home Area,” bordered by Jane Street in the west, Eglinton Street in the north, Victoria Park Avenue in

the east, and the water of Lake Ontario in the south. Stafford notes that car2go’s free floating nature lends itself to more short and/or impromptu trips than traditional car share models, which often require minimal hourly rental periods and reservations. But the vehicles can be reserved, via a smartphone app or on car2go.com.

• End journey at any designated parking area (200plus). By minute charges automatically debited from your credit card.

Members only pay for the time they use the car, by the minute (35 cents), with discounts for hourly or daily use. If you don’t drive more than 200 km at a time, you just pay the minute/hour/day rate. No fuel. No parking. No insurance. No maintenance. No nothing. You can go only a couple of blocks or to Thunder Bay and back — your call. But on longer

hauls you’re going to get better rates from the traditional rental car outfits. The drop off lots are not coincidentally located in the area of Toronto best served by the TTC. At the Toronto car2go launch I also met Nick Cole, the top exec for car2go’s North American initiative, and he told me that the car2go model is designed to “compliment” public transit. “This could even be the bridge to someone utilizing public transit,” added Cole, referring to families and commuters who need just a bit more of the flexibility car2go provides to meet all of their transportation needs across the city, but don’t want to make that big jump to car ownership. Car sharing is obviously a movement on the rise, and frankly I’m a little surprised. I wouldn’t have thought there would have been the necessary growth in maturity among the driving populace since nursery school and kindergarten — that most of us can now do sharing without grimacing. On a personal note, sharing is perfectly OK with me, it’s Brian I hate, Brian who always hogged the sandbox bulldozer set.

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Volvo’s new airbag designed for pedestrians Driving Force. All cars focus on protecting the driver and passengers, but this feature takes safety to another level

Airbag facts • The pedestrian airbag

is currently available on the all-new V40, a model that won’t be sold in Canada, but will be rolled out to other Volvo vehicles in future.

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In any collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, the pedestrian always loses. While that will never change, Volvo is counting on its new pedestrian airbag to help reduce the severity of injuries when cars and people collide. While other airbags are inside the vehicle, this new airbag is under the hood. When sensors in the front bumper detect that someone has been struck, the airbag deploys, lifting the rear of the hood slightly, and covering the area around the windshield wipers and pillars. Raising the hood lifts it away from the engine, important because many pedestrians are injured when the hood buckles and they’re slammed against the hard engine components below. The

• Some 12 per cent of U.S. traffic fatalities are pedestrians; in Europe it’s 14 per cent; and in China, it’s 25 per cent.

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rear end of the hood is re- develop the airbag, since leased pyrotechnically, and temperatures in the engine then the airbag lifts the hood compartment fluctuate conat the same time it’s de- siderably, and it must be proploying over the wiper area. tected from moisture. “The sensors along the Then spring-loaded joints kick in to keep the hood in bumper recognize the impact position. There are a lot of of a human-like mass and things that happen at the form, compared to other obsame time, and it’s in milli- jects that you might hit, like seconds.” T:10”a grocery store cart,” Broberg It was a challenge to says.

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