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Tuesday 30th of September 2014 06:47:56

Canadian News

Seeking immorality, chef, volunteers assemble 1,126-pound bowl of loco moco at Rice Festival

In this Sunday, Sept 28, 2014, Yutaro Kondo, right, ads handfuls of scrambled eggs on top of a layer of beef patties and rice on the giant Loco Moco in Honolulu, Hawaii. In an attempt to set the Guiness World Record for the world's largest loco moco, chef Hideaki "Santa" Miyoshi of Tokkuri-Tei used 600 lbs. of rice 300 lbs. of beef, 200 lbs. of gravy and 300 eggs put together in a huge "bowl" during the 5th Annual Rice Festival on Auahi St. in the Ward Centers area to honor Hawaii's beloved grain and bring family and friends together with food, entertainment and activities. (AP Photo/Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Bruce Asato)HONOLULU, Hawaii - A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy.


US man who fatally shot teenager in argument over loud music takes stand in 2nd trial

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man who shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager after an argument over loud music outside a convenience store is taking the stand in his own defence.

Changes needed if provinces, territories want to keep debt under control: PBO

OTTAWA - The federal Parliamentary Budget Officer says Canada's provinces, territories and municipalities need to make "significant" policy changes if they want to keep their debt under control.

Luka Magnotta trial: Forensic investigator testifies

The first-degree murder trial of Luka Magnotta enters its second day with more testimony from the forensic investigator who collected evidence found outside the accused's Montreal apartment in May 2012.  Montreal police forensic investigator Caroline Simoneau told jurors Monday that her team searched through 31 garbage bags left outside the building in Montreal's Snowdon neighbourhood.

EU says Ireland tax deal with Apple was state aid

Apple Operations International, a subsidiary of Apple Inc, is seen in Hollyhill, Cork, in the south of IrelandBy Julia Fioretti and Tom Bergin BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. state aid by letting the iPhone maker shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from tax, in return for maintaining jobs. European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia told the Dublin government in a letter published on Tuesday that tax deals agreed in 1991 and 2007 appeared to amount to state aid that may have broken EU laws. ...


Business

Canadian economy stalls in July, breaks six-month growth streak

Construction workers works on building new homes in Calgary, AlbertaOTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's economy did not expand in July, breaking a six-month streak of consecutive gains, Statistics Canada data indicated on Tuesday, ensuring the third quarter started sluggishly. Statscan said real gross domestic product was unchanged from June. Market analysts expected a 0.2 percent advance. The data will put little pressure on the Bank of Canada to raise interest rates. The central bank, which has kept its key rate at a near-record low for four years, said there was no chance of a hike until it sees signs of a sustained recovery. Manufacturing output grew by 1. ...


Canadian factory prices rise in August, boosted by weak dollar

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian producer prices increased by 0.2 percent in August over July as the weak Canadian dollar boosted prices for motorized and recreational vehicles, Statistics Canada said on Tuesday. Market analysts had expected a 0.2 decrease after July's 0.3 percent drop. Prices rose by 2.5 percent from August 2013, down from the 2.8 percent year-on-year gain noted in July. Prices for motorized and recreational vehicles advanced by 1.0 percent from July, thanks mainly to the 1.7 percent decrease in the value of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar in August. ...

U.S. home prices rise less than expected in July: S&P/Case-Shiller

A real state sign is seen near a row of homes in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood in San FranciscoNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home prices rose in July on a year-over-year basis but fell short of expectations, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas gained 6.7 percent in July year over year, shy of expectations for a 7.5 percent rise. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, prices in the 20 cities fell 0.5 percent in July. A Reuters poll of economists had forecast a flat reading. Non-seasonally adjusted prices rose 0.6 percent in the 20 cities on a monthly basis, disappointing expectations for a 1.1 percent rise. ...


TSX futures point to lower open after GDP data

Stock futures indicated a lower open after Statistics Canada data indicated that the economy did not expand in July, breaking a six month streak of gains. December futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.07 percent at 9:05 a.m. ET. Statistics Canada said real gross domestic product was unchanged in July from June. Producer prices increased by 0.2 percent in August over July as the weak Canadian dollar boosted prices for motorized and recreational vehicles, Statscan said. ...

Enbridge boosts capital growth plan to $44 billion

(Reuters) - Enbridge Inc has boosted its capital growth plan to $44 billion through 2018, with Canada's largest pipeline operator looking to rebalance its asset mix to include more gas after its current oil pipeline build out. Speaking at an investor event in Toronto, chief executive Al Monaco said that the industry will continue to face challenges building new pipelines, but that the company must "manage through" those challenges. (Reporting by Julie Gordon in Vancouver)

Weight Loss

LeBron's Low-Carb Diet

lebronWhy athletes are turning away from carbs, and should you be doing the same?


Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say

walkingBy Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star. For author and scientist Katy Bowman, walking is a biological imperative like eating. In her book, “Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement," she suggests there are movement nutrients, just like dietary nutrients, that the body needs. “Walking is a superfood. ...


Ask Keri Glassman!

Keri Glassman -- Access HollywoodNutritionist Keri Glassman, who regularly shares her expertise on Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live , is answering your nutrition, diet and health questions.


Is Stress Sabotaging Your Weight-Loss Efforts?

stressStress doesn’t just show up as wrinkles on your face — you may also be wearing it around your waist.


JHUD'S Weight Loss Success

Jennifer Hudson celebrates her official “JHUD” album launch party, hosted by Gilt City, at Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City on September 22, 2014 -- Getty ImagesJennifer Hudson looks absolutely sensational. The singer/actress is the picture of health and the ultimate weight loss success story.


Lifestyle

Viola Davis: Playing a defence attorney provides insight into fine line between good and evil

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 file photo, actress Viola Davis poses at The Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch at Greenacres in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 49-year-old actress stars as a defense attorney and law professor on the new ABC show “How to Get Away With Murder,” which premiered Thursday, Sept. 25, to 14 million viewers. Davis discussed her new show Sunday at a benefit for the Rape Treatment Center, which she became acquainted with through research for a role. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, file)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Playing an attorney on TV has shown Viola Davis there's a slim — and slippery — divide between guilt and innocence.


Jason Reitman hopes 'Men, Women and Children' sparks a conversation

Director Jason Reitman is shown in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Reitman hopes "Men, Women and Children" will spark conversation long after the credits have rolled. The latest film from the Montreal-born director weaves together multiple plotlines as it explores how the hyper-connected nature of our world is changing personal relationships. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris YoungTORONTO - Jason Reitman hopes "Men, Women and Children" will spark conversation long after the credits have rolled.


Music streaming service Spotify officially launches in Canada

TORONTO - The online music streaming service Spotify has officially launched in Canada.

News Corp to buy real estate website operator Move for $950 million

News Corp Chief Executive Murdoch attends the Wall Street Journal CEO council annual meeting in Washington(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said it would buy Move Inc , the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its digital marketing business. News Corp said it would pay $21 per share, a premium of 37 percent to Move's closing price on Monday. Moves's shares rose 17.7 percent to $18 in premarket trading. Australian real estate website REA Group Ltd , which is 61.6 percent owned by News Corp, will take a 20 percent stake in Move for about $200 million, News Corp said. ...


SoftBank considers stake in Legendary Pictures: report

A man holding an umbrella walks past the logo of Softbank Corp at its branch in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Corp has been in talks to take a minority stake in privately held movie studio Legendary Pictures, entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday. The talks between SoftBank and Burbank, California-based Legendary, home of hits like "Man of Steel" and the 2014 remake of "Godzilla", have been going on for weeks, according to the publication. The talks have been on a separate track from SoftBank's negotiations with DreamWorks Animation, The Hollywood Reporter said. ...


Sports

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Celebrity

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 5-11

Oct. 5: Actress Glynis Johns ("Mary Poppins") is 91. Comedian Bill Dana is 90. Singer Arlene Smith of The Chantels is 73. Singer-guitarist Steve Miller is 71. Singer Brian Johnson of AC/DC is 67. Actress Karen Allen is 63. Director Clive Barker is 62. Guitarist David Bryson of Counting Crows is 60. Singer Bob Geldof is 60. Actor Daniel Baldwin ("Homicide: Life on the Streets") is 54. Guitarist Dave Dederer (Presidents of the United States of America) is 50. Actress Josie Bissett ("Melrose Place") is 44. Singer-actress Heather Headley is 40. Singer Colin Meloy of The Decemberists is 40. ...

Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney wedding 1 of hundreds of foreign marriages in romantic Venice

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin Wed in VeniceVENICE, Italy - The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi.


TV Blog Buzz: More body bags on 'Blacklist'?; Comic Book Guy origins

The surprise TV hit of last season, "The Blacklist," could very well continue to shock audiences, says star James Spader.








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