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Canadian News

Japan may expand air bag recalls; worried about impact on industry

Logo of Takata Corp is seen through a car window outside the company's headquarter building in TokyoBy Mari Saito and Maki Shiraki TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor and Mazda Motor may have to recall another 200,000 cars in Japan to replace Takata Corp air bags if Takata complies with a U.S. order to recall cars across the United States rather than just in humid regions. Several automakers in the U.S. have issued regional recalls of certain models to investigate what is causing some Takata air bags to explode with excessive force. U.S. safety regulators have ordered Takata to have those recalls expanded nationwide. Takata has so far resisted a wider U.S. ...


ECB's Nouy says banks must show they can make profits

Chair of the Supervisory Board of the single supervisory mechanism Nouy attends news conference at ECB in FrankfurtBy Huw Jones and Eva Taylor LONDON (Reuters) - Euro zone banks that failed or barely passed this year's health checks will have to demonstrate they can make sustainable profits and may need to sell off loss-making units, the European Central Bank's top supervisor said. Daniele Nouy told Reuters on Friday that simply finding more capital to plug shortfalls uncovered by the stress test may not be enough. "Partly because of the financial situation in Europe and partly because of the structure of the banking systems in Europe ... ...


Today on the Hill: aboriginal families and traditional medicine

OTTAWA - Academics and legal experts are delving into the thorny issue of aboriginal parents refusing life-saving treatment for their children.

OPEC inaction halts Europe rally; dollar firms

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchangeLONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices extended their recent slide on Friday, sending related shares and currencies lower, after OPEC decided to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut.


Michael Sona to appeal conviction, sentence in robocalls case: lawyer

TORONTO - A lawyer for Michael Sona says the former Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal plans to appeal his sentence and conviction

Business

OPEC inaction halts Europe rally; dollar firms

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchangeLONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices extended their recent slide on Friday, sending related shares and currencies lower, after OPEC decided to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut.


Kinder Morgan loses bid to extend injunction against Canada protesters

The entrance for the Kinder Morgan Tank Farm is pictured in BurnabyVANCOUVER (Reuters) - Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP said on Thursday that it would clear its equipment and crews off a mountain in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby by month-end, after it lost a bid to extend an injunction keeping protesters away from the site. A B.C. Supreme Court judge also threw out civil contempt charges against dozens of protesters arrested while rallying against the pipeline project due to confusion about the GPS coordinates in the original injunction order. ...


Poor performance catching up with active stock fund managers

The Wall St. sign is seen outside the door to the New York Stock Exchange in New York's financial districtBy Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - Stock-picking fund managers are testing their investors’ patience with some of the worst investment returns in decades. With bad bets on financial shares, missed opportunities in technology stocks and too much cash on the sidelines, roughly 85 percent of active large-cap stock funds have lagged their benchmark indexes through Nov. 25 this year, according to an analysis by Lipper, a Thomson Reuters research unit. It is likely their worst comparative showing in 30 years, Lipper said. ...


Japan may expand air bag recalls; worried about impact on industry

Logo of Takata Corp is seen through a car window outside the company's headquarter building in TokyoBy Mari Saito and Maki Shiraki TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor and Mazda Motor may have to recall another 200,000 cars in Japan to replace Takata Corp air bags if Takata complies with a U.S. order to recall cars across the United States rather than just in humid regions. Several automakers in the U.S. have issued regional recalls of certain models to investigate what is causing some Takata air bags to explode with excessive force. U.S. safety regulators have ordered Takata to have those recalls expanded nationwide. Takata has so far resisted a wider U.S. ...


Baby monitor maker says non-parent expert can't relate

Does one need to be a parent to be a pediatrician?

Weight Loss

10 Superfoods You Should Know

superfoodsVibrant, functional foods that lead to good health and healing.


Celiac disease showing up in many forms and at all ages

FILE - In this Monday, April 30, 2007 file photo, application technologist Jennifer Gaul holds a handful of wheat gluten at MGP Ingredients Inc. in Atchison, Kan. In results published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, a study of 944 children throughout Europe tested the idea that an early start on gluten might build tolerance to it. Infants were given either small amounts of gluten or a placebo every day from 4 to 6 months of age. About 5 percent of both groups developed celiac disease by age 3. This and an Italian study give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)A classical set of celiac disease symptoms no longer reflects the profile of most newly-diagnosed patients, according to a new study from Italy. Instead, doctors need to take other symptoms into account and consider the possibility of celiac disease, even when patients don’t fit the old image of the condition, researchers say.


Bill Cosby Makes New Comments on Accusations

Bill Cosby Makes New Comments on AccusationsMELBOURNE, Fla. -- Bill Cosby commented Friday on the growing accusations of rape and sexual assault that have derailed his career comeback and crumbled his tour schedule in an interview with a Florida newspaper. "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos," the comedian told Florida Today. "People should fact check. People shouldn't have to go through that and shouldn't answer to innuendos." VIDEO: Janice Dickinson Details Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Accusations: He Raped Me After giving the backstage interview, Cosby regained the revered status he long enjoyed, for 90 minutes at least. The show in Melbourne, Florida, might have seemed destined for disaster for the comedian. What he got, though, was an adoring audience that laughed so hard they slapped their knees, shouted love at the stage and rose to their feet as he came and went. "I think people went in there with him as Bill Cosby from the TV show," said Travis Weberling, 40, of Melbourne, "not the guy they heard about on the news." NEWS: Netflix Postpones Bill Cosby's Comedy Special Amid Rape Allegations The 2,000-seat theater beefed up security and announcements before Cosby took the stage warned a disturbance was possible - radio hosts had even offered cash and prizes to anyone who made it happen. Cosby addressed the radio hosts' offers in the Florida Today interview. NEWS: Accuser to Bill Cosby: Take Up For Women, Try to Do Something Heroic "These people are prodding and pushing people and asking people to have a frat house mentality," Cosby said. "Now suppose someone brings a weapon or decided to do more foolishness. There will be announcements made and the stations made some disclaimers, but what if people don't listen to what they said and they entice violence. That's not good for anyone." Reporters swarmed the venue. But, in the end, just one protester stood outside, holding a sign that read, "Rape is no joke." What remained to be seen was whether the evening marked a turning point for a beloved television father, or simply a momentary reprieve. It did nothing to immediately change the fact that Cosby's projects have been nixed and stalled, performances have been canceled across the country and women continue to come forward accusing him of serious crimes. Cosby has never been charged in connection with any of the allegations. Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, said the accusations had "escalated far past the point of absurdity," dismissing them as "fantastical," ''unsubstantiated" and "uncorroborated." "When will it end?" he asked. "It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop." NEWS: Bill Cosby Asks Reporters to Edit Out His Response to Rape Allegations And, throughout the audience, his fans agreed. They talked of watching him on TV as a child, and of his albums becoming familiar friends when the moved to unfamiliar, faraway towns. They brushed off the accusations, howling at everything he uttered. When he took the stage at the Maxwell C. King Center For The Performing Arts, they stood and hollered, and he returned a thumbs-up. Only a smattering of empty seats were seen. Cosby wore cargo pants and a shirt that said "Hello Friend" and never once ventured in the realm of controversy. His 90-minute set wandered from a childhood fear of God to the loss of freedom in marriage to the rocket-speed Spanish of a piñata-store worker. He sat for much at the start of the show, then grew increasingly physical, impersonating jujitsu and gymnastics poses, laying on the floor in stocking feet and thrusting a fist upward in a gesture of battling the everyday oppression of living with a wife. And when it was over, he said "good night," walking off as the audience again stood. The most impassioned of his fans breathed a sigh of relief. Judith Stone traveled from Madison, West Virginia, for the show, deeming it "absolutely fantastic" and grateful no one interrupted. "I think he will leave with a very positive attitude," she said. CBS News reported this story.


10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

super greensIn the food world, the biggest celebrity of all might be kale—the Shakira of salads, the Lady Gaga of leafy greens.


Do You Know Obesity When You See It? Most Doctors Don't

obesityOnly 36 percent of Americans think they’re too heavy, even though data shows that 69 percent of us are overweight or obese.


Lifestyle

Heffel fall art auction achieves $12 million in sales

Houses on Gerrard Street, shown in this handout image, by Group of Seven's Lawren Harris reached a staggering $1,121,000, more than doubling its high-end estimate at Heffel Fine Art Auction House sale on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HOTORONTO - A painting by Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris was the star attraction Thursday at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House fall auction.


Frank Yablans, former president of Paramount Pictures who oversaw 'The Godfather,' dies at 79

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died.

Amid current CBC turmoil, 'This Hour Has Seven Days' stands out as Golden Age

Canadian television producer and journalist Douglas Leiterman, who co-created the popular and controversial CBC public affairs show "This Hour Has Seven Days," is shown in a 1966 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HOImagine a TV show that was a mash-up of "60 Minutes" and "The Daily Show." Fifty years ago, Canada had such a show in "This Hour Has Seven Days."


Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke, living in hotel

FILE - In this Sunday, April 6, 2014, file photo, singer Scott Stapp, of the band Creed, performs solo in concert at Soundstage, in Baltimore. In a video posted on his Facebook page, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, Stapp said he is broke and living in a hotel. Stapp said he had been living in his truck and had no money for gas or food. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.


Mystery novelist PD James, creator of sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies aged 94

FILE - This is a Nov. 27, 2005 file photo of author P.D. James as she discusses her latest novel, "The Lighthouse," another mystery featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh, during an interview in New York. Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story died Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 . She was 94. James' books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions in many countries and most were just as popular when adapted for television. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams/File)LONDON - P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.


Sports

Lions, Eagles and Seahawks beat rivals on Thanksgiving Day

NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions(Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions both served up U.S. Thanksgiving Day routs to move atop their divisions while the Seattle Seahawks boosted their playoff hopes with a commanding win on Thursday. Football is as much a Thanksgiving Day tradition as turkey and pumpkin pie and the Lions served up the day's first course by mauling the Chicago Bears 34-17 before the Eagles thumped the Dallas Cowboys 33-10. ...


McIlroy to cut out 'bad stuff' after rollercoaster round

Northern Ireland's McIlroy tees off from the 12th hole during the first round of the Australian Open golf tournament in SydneyBy Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy said all he needed to do was cut the "bad stuff" out of his game for a really low score at the Australian Open after managing to par only five holes in a rollercoaster second round on Friday. The Northern Irishman hit an eagle, six birdles and six bogeys for a second successive two-under-par 69 at The Australian Golf Course to finish the day a shot behind leader Greg Chalmers on four-under. ...


Chambers leads with McIlroy lurking, Scott revived in Sydney

Greg Chalmers of Australia tees off on the second hole during the third round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in Los AngelesBy Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Greg Chalmers held a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Australian Open on Friday but defending champion Rory McIlroy was well-positioned for the weekend in a share of second place. Chalmers, twice a former winner of his national open, snared his seventh birdie on the last green for a five-under-par 66 to edge ahead of a congested leading pack at five-under for the tournament. ...


Over half of Canadians surveyed in poll love the Grey Cup but fewer will watch

More than half the Canadians who took part in a recent online survey agreed the Grey Cup is an important national symbol but less than half that number plan on watching and younger Canadians are even less inclined.

Richard Sherman makes 2 interceptions as Seahawks beat 49ers 19-3 in NFC West rivalry

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) runs against Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Richard Sherman offered one final challenge to San Francisco: "I told their sideline if they threw it my way I'd end the game."


Celebrity

Bill Cosby, under oath, says he gave tabloid exclusive in 2005, had accuser's story spiked

19 Bill Cosby Accusers: Complete Breakdown of the Allegations (So Far)Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.


Canadian celebrity radio host charged with sexual assault

Canadian celebrity radio host Jian Ghomeshi leaves court after getting bail on multiple counts of sexual assault in TorontoBy Andrea Hopkins TORONTO (Reuters) - A celebrity radio host at the heart of one of Canada's biggest sex scandals was charged with sexual assault on Wednesday in a case that has grabbed headlines. Jian Ghomeshi, 47, former host of the internationally syndicated music and arts program Q on Canadian Broadcasting Corp radio, appeared in court to answer four counts of sexual assault and one of choking. His lawyer said Ghomeshi would plead not guilty to the charges. ...


Creed's Scott Stapp Reveals He's Broke, Living In Holiday Inn

Scott Stapp of Creed performs at the Wiltern Theatre on May 15, 2012 in Los Angeles -- Getty ImagesCreed frontman Scott Stapp is telling his fans he's been "harassed, stalked" and even had to live out of his car, related to what he claims is his stolen money.


Scott Stapp Reveals He's Broke, Living In Holiday Inn

Scott Stapp of Creed performs at the Wiltern Theatre on May 15, 2012 in Los Angeles -- Getty ImagesCreed frontman Scott Stapp is telling his fans he's been "harassed, stalked" and even had to live out of his car, related to what he claims is his stolen money.


Jian Ghomeshi profile: A look at his career before the scandal

Jian Ghomeshi was a radio star with a devoted national following and a fledgling international audience for his insightful CBC Radio chat show "Q", but a month of headlines in a scandal that now sees him facing sexual assault charges has given him a new reputation. Here is a look at Ghomeshi's career before the scandal erupted that has seen him ousted from his job at CBC and facing four counts of sexual assault and one count of what is called "overcome resistance — choking," charges to which his lawyer said Wednesday he plans to plead not guilty:








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