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Friday 24th of October 2014 11:43:57

Canadian News

Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.

Euro zone risks 'relapse into recession' without structural reforms: Draghi

Germany's Chancellor Merkel and France's President Hollande arrive for a working session during an EU summit in BrusselsBy Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The ECB's president warned divided euro zone leaders on Friday they risked "a relapse into recession" if they failed to press ahead with structural economic reforms, a message welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. With a recovery coming to a halt in the second quarter and depressed prices reflecting near record unemployment, France and Italy want to shift away from the spending cuts that marked the bloc's response to the 2009-2012 crisis. ...


NewsAlert: Harper on hand as honour guard resumes post at National War Memorial

OTTAWA - The ceremonial honour guard is resuming its duties at the National War Memorial, less than two days after a deadly shooting claimed the life of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

Slain soldier riding Highway of Heroes on last trip to Hamilton hometown

Fusillade d'Ottawa : Le corps de Cirillo empruntera l'Autoroute des hérosTORONTO - The body of a reservist gunned down at the National War Memorial this week in a shooting that all but paralyzed the nation's capital was expected to arrive in his hometown of Hamilton via the Highway of Heroes on Friday evening.


Female Mountie who had sex in police cruiser won't be further disciplined

VANCOUVER - The RCMP has revealed it won't pursue further disciplinary action against a female Mountie who said her superior sexually assaulted her in a police cruiser.

Business

TSX steady as Agrium jump offsets energy dip

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange sign in TorontoBy John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Friday as shares of Agrium Inc jumped after an activist investor revealed it has a stake in the company, offsetting a drop in oil prices that pulled energy producers lower. Broad market sentiment, however, was dampened by news of a doctor testing positive for the Ebola virus in New York City. Agrium gained 6.5 percent after hedge fund ValueAct Capital disclosed it had bought a 5.7 percent stake in the fertilizer maker. The market is on track to record one of its strongest weeks of the year. ...


U.S. appeals court rules for GM in Spyker's Saab sale lawsuit

An Opel car stands in front of the company's logo during the first media day of the 80th Geneva Car Show at the Palexpo in GenevaBy Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - General Motors Co persuaded a federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit in which Spyker NV accused it of derailing a plan to sell the Swedish automaker Saab to a Chinese company. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Friday said Spyker failed to show GM intentionally interfered with the Dutch company's effort to sell Saab to Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co, leading to Saab's bankruptcy. GM had sold a majority of Saab to Spyker in 2010. ...


25 European banks set to fail health checks: sources

An illuminated euro sign is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in FrankfurtBy John O'Donnell and Andreas Framke FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A group of 25 banks have failed European health checks, while up to 10 of those continue to have a capital shortfall, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday, providing a snapshot of the health of the region's lenders. The health checks, led by the European Central Bank, found that banks in countries including Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia and Portugal had fallen short of a minimum capital benchmark at the end of last year and that up to 10 remained in difficulty now, the sources said. ...


Euro zone risks 'relapse into recession' without structural reforms: Draghi

Germany's Chancellor Merkel and France's President Hollande arrive for a working session during an EU summit in BrusselsBy Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The ECB's president warned divided euro zone leaders on Friday they risked "a relapse into recession" if they failed to press ahead with structural economic reforms, a message welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. With a recovery coming to a halt in the second quarter and depressed prices reflecting near record unemployment, France and Italy want to shift away from the spending cuts that marked the bloc's response to the 2009-2012 crisis. ...


U.S. FCC now expects airwaves auction in early 2016

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission expects a major auction of low-frequency airwaves to be pushed back to early 2016 from mid-2015, an FCC official said in a blog post on Friday. The FCC has been working on rules for the so-called incentive auction in which wireless carriers would get the first opportunity since 2008 to purchase airwaves considered the "beach front property" of radio spectrum for their reach and strength. ...

Weight Loss

8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

spinachIt may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading Eat This, Not That!. This noted muscle builder is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate, which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis.


Your Brain Is Wired to Favor Junk Food — 4 Ways to Override It

ChipsTempted to munch on potato chips instead of carrot sticks? You’re not weak — your brain is just naturally driven to favor caloric foods. A new McGill University study, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that our brains tend to favor the more calorie-dense option when choosing between foods.


Dietary supplements may contain risky prescription drugs even after safety recalls, study says

CHICAGO - Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found.

The Movie (and the Moment) That Made Jake Gyllenhaal Shift Gears

In Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a crime reporter who furiously chases down leads (in speeding cars, no less!), obsessed with breaking news for a local Los Angeles television station. The film has earned strong early notices and Oscar buzz for its star, whose extreme weight loss for the thriller has been well documented. As Gyllenhaal reveals in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly there was a surprising inspiration behind the character: his parents’ 2009 divorce. I tried to emulate it in my work and in my life, too.” By then, Gyllenhaal had already begun to rethink his career, thanks to the 2010 critical and box-office bomb Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, based on a 3-D video game.

5 Office-Friendly Snacks That Banish the 3pm Slump

slumpDiscover some easy snacks to keep in your desk drawer or office fridge that can keep energy meltdowns at bay.


Lifestyle

Jenny McCarthy brings her big personality to SiriusXM with daily radio show 'Dirty Sexy Funny'

FILE - In this May 14, 2014, file photo, actress Jenny McCarthy attends "A Celebration of Barbara Walters " in New York. SiriusXM announced that Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy, a new daily live morning radio show on SiriusXM will launch on Monday, Oct. 27. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK, N.Y. - For those who wonder if that so-called "honeymoon period" for a newly married couple is real, look no further than TV-radio personality Jenny McCarthy and actor-singer Donnie Wahlberg.


TLC cancels 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' series

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, file photo, beauty pageant regular and reality show star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson speaks during an interview as her mother, June Shannon, looks on in her home in McIntyre, Ga. On Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, the TLC network canceled the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” series, following published reports that Shannon was in a relationship with a man who had a criminal past. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)NEW YORK, N.Y. - The TLC network on Friday cancelled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family.


'12 Years a Slave' star Lupita Nyong'o adds social media clout vs. Va. slave-trade park

FILE - In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Nyong’o is lending her star power to the opposition to a minor league baseball stadium in what was once the center of Richmond’s thriving slave-trading center. She has been posting anti-stadium opinions on social media to her millions of followers. She also has personally appealed to Mayor Dwight C. Jones to withdraw support for the stadium that is the centerpiece of an economic development project. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)RICHMOND, Va. - "Twelve Years a Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o is lending her star power to the opposition to a minor league baseball stadium in what was once the centre of Richmond's thriving slave-trading centre.


Architect Frank Gehry shocks with obscene gesture, biting comments about modern architecture

Canadian Architect Frank O. Gehry, 3rd left and his wife Berta Isabel Aguilera meet Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia before the Prince of Asturias award ceremony in Oviedo, northern Spain, Friday Oct. 24, 2014. Gehry will receive the Prince of Asturias Prize for the Arts. (AP Photo/Paco Garcia)MADRID - Architect Frank Gehry travelled to Spain to receive a prestigious award but shocked his hosts by responding to a reporter's question with an obscene gesture and making contemptuous comments about most modern architecture.


NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns from 'Saturday Night Live,' other shows for $6.4M

FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, the NBC Universal logo hangs on a building in Los Angeles. NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on “Saturday Night Live” and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)NEW YORK, N.Y. - NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents.


Sports

Manager Bochy part of international flavor at Series

MLB: World Series-WorkoutsBy Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The World Series has a strong international flavor this year with the most surprising foreign-born participant the man calling the shots from the San Francisco Giants dugout, manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy was born in Landes de Bussac, France, where his father was stationed as a U.S. Army officer. Bochy grew up in Virginia and Florida before becoming the eighth French-born player ever in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Houston Astros. The Giants manager only lived in France for his first two years but made a pilgrimage to get a sense of his roots. ...


Williams reaps benefits as her rivals slip up

Serena Williams of U.S. celebrates win over Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during WTA Finals singles tennis match at Singapore Indoor StadiumBy Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - With a little help from her rivals, Serena Williams secured a place in the last four of the WTA Finals on Friday and clinched the year-end number one ranking for the fourth time in her illustrious career. The American was not involved in Friday's final group matches but still emerged as the big winner after Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic both bowed out of the tournament despite winning their final matches. ...


Ex-world champion Mulaudzi killed in car crash

South Africa's President Zuma congratulates medallist and long distance runner Mulaudzi at the presidential guest house in PretoriaCAPE TOWN, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Former 800 meters world champion and Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, 34, has been killed in a car accident in his native South Africa, his manager said on Friday. "Mr Mulaudzi was surely one of the most decorated track athletes that South Africa has ever seen and unfortunately never had the recognition from the federation for all his achievements so it is indeed a sad day," Peet van Zyl told the ewn.co.za website. No details of the crash were immediately available. ...


Impact to bid farewell to Di Vaio in season finale against D.C. United

MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact will end a disappointing campaign with a farewell to star striker Marco Di Vaio and a match against a team that may serve as a example for next season.

NBA official: Game at all-time high in Canada, both in players and fans

MONTREAL - The deputy commissioner of the NBA believes that the sport of basketball has never been stronger in Canada.

Celebrity

Shakira partners with Fisher-Price to release baby toys, launches Web series for young moms

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo Colombian singer Shakira, left, holds her son Milan prior to the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium against Eibar in Barcelona, Spain. Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a collection of baby toys. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)NEW YORK, N.Y. - Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms.


Mexican stone soup a highlight of Devour, Wolfville's food film fest

WOLFVILLE, N.S. - A documentary about stone soup, a traditional pre-Hispanic meal prepared in Oaxaca, Mexico, will have its Canadian premiere next month at Devour, Wolfville's five-day festival of culinary cinema.

Japan's party animals closer to dancing the night away

People walk along a pedestrians' crossing at Susukino shopping and amusement district in SapporoBy Chris Meyers TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved changes on Friday to a 66-year-old law that bans late-night dancing in clubs, a decision that will help businesses cash in on an expected influx of tourists ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Dancing at public venues is illegal in Japan and is only permitted until midnight under a special license, in a holdover from a 1948 law to stamp out prostitution linked to dance halls. The police stiffened enforcement of the rule four years ago, however, after a student was killed in a brawl in Osaka, Japan's second-largest metropolitan area, and worries grew about risks to young people against a backdrop of celebrity drug scandals. "Visitors from overseas would come here to Japan and they'd wonder why they can't dance, even though you can dance at night anywhere overseas," said Kenji Kosaka, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and head of an alliance of lawmakers for the promotion of dance culture.


Cobie Smulders & Taran Killam Expecting!

Cobie Smulders and husband Taran Killam at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at the El Capitan Theatre on March 13, 2014 in Hollywood -- Getty ImagesCobie Smulders and Taran Killam will soon be parents to a second child!


'Stalker' star Maggie Q loves acting, but values her after-hours privacy even more

In this image released by CBS, Maggie Q appears in a scene from "Stalker." The series, which stars Maggie and Dylan McDermott as detectives who investigate stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD, airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton)NEW YORK, N.Y. - For Maggie Q, her new series, "Stalker," hits close to home. But not too close, if Maggie can help it. She sees privacy, and guarding her personal space, as vital to her freedom.









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