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Saturday 20th of September 2014 05:00:44

Canadian News

Saturday morning construction riles Queen West residents

How early is too early for heavy construction to kick off on a Saturday morning? City of Toronto noise bylaws state that builders must wait until 9 a.m. on the weekends to get started on the digging and drilling in residential areas. But residents of a couple of trendy neighbourhoods west of downtown say companies working on local condo developments aren’t following the rules, and they say the early-morning clatter is harming their quality of life. “It’s constant noise from early in the morning,” said Camilla Rocha, who lives near an under-construction condo tower at Queen Street West and Gladstone.

Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Secret Service has ordered stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it all the way inside before being apprehended.


Oil Kings to raise Memorial Cup banner at home opener Saturday

After winning the Western Hockey League championship and claiming the Memorial Cup for the first time since 1966, the Edmonton Oil Kings are back. The Oil Kings will face off against the Kootenay Ice in their season opening game at Rexall Place on Saturday night, where they will raise the Memorial Cup banner and WHL championship flag to the rafters. Every fan in attendance on Saturday will receive a replica mini Memorial Cup banner.

Abortion-rights activists push for change in New Brunswick ahead of election

MONTREAL - Abortion-rights activists in Montreal denounced the lack of access to abortion in New Brunswick ahead of Monday's election in the Maritime province.

Police investigating after bear spray released in apartment hall

Police are investigating after they were called for reports of bear spray being released in an apartment building.

Business

As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

US Treasury Secretary Lew stands with his Australian counterpart Hockey during a media conference at the start of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in the northern Australian city of CairnsBy Lincoln Feast and Gernot Heller CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - Financial leaders of the Group of 20 top economies remain committed to chasing higher global growth, but were divided on how to achieve it as Germany pushed back at calls from the United States and others for more immediate stimulus. Opening a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey outlined on Saturday an ambitious agenda of boosting world growth, fireproofing the global banking system and closing tax loopholes for giant multinationals. ...


Exclusive: Hyundai directors kept in dark on size of $10 billion land bid - sources

File photo of Hyundai Motor Group chairman Chung attending the company's new year ceremony in SeoulBy Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and two listed affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members of the companies told Reuters. Thursday's winning bid for the land sent shares in Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Hyundai Mobis plunging, wiping out $8 billion in shareholder value, and sparked howls of protest from investors, rekindling worries about corporate governance at South Korea's conglomerates, or chaebol. ...


When music stops for Oracle CEO dance, Catz may grab Ellison's chair : analysts

Oracle Corp CEO Ellison introduces the Oracle Database In-Memory during a launch event in Redwood ShoresBy Jeffrey Dastin and Sam Adams NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp ? Reuters asked a cast of Wall Streets analysts, and the verdict is dealmaker and finance guru Safra Catz. The question is on investors' minds after Ellison, 70, promoted both Catz and sales leader Mark Hurd to the CEO position on Thursday, while taking on the role of executive chairman and chief technology officer himself. The move appears to be the first stage of Ellison's gradual withdrawal. ...


North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden'

By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday. Matthew Miller, 25, of Bakersfield, California, had prepared his story in advance and written in a notebook that he was seeking refuge after failing in an attempt to collect information about the U.S. government, state media said. ...

German defense industry threatens to move production abroad

The logo of Germany's Rheinmetall AG is outside the company's headquarters in the western German city of DuesseldorfFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's defense industry lobby has warned that companies were looking into shifting production abroad in response to the country's restrictive arms export policy. "All large defense contractors in Germany are assessing whether they can stay in the country in the long run," Armin Papperger, the chief executive of Rheinmetall and head the German defense industry association, was quoted as saying by newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Saturday. ...


Weight Loss

Mama June & Sugar Bear Separate

Mama June and Sugar Bear stop by Access Hollywood on September 11, 2013 -- Access HollywoodThere's trouble in Southern paradise for "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's" Mama June and Sugar Bear!


Add variety to your salad with 6 lesser-known leafy greens

Add variety to your salad with 6 lesser-known leafy greensWe've got the scoop on endives, turnip greens, watercress, rapini and more - recipes included.


Tuberculosis exposure at Orleans school prompts health warning

Ottawa Public Health has sent a letter to parents with children at Gisèle-Lalonde High School in Orleans warning them of possible exposure last year to two people who had tuberculosis. "It's a little bit uncommon to have two in the same school, which is why additional precautions are being taken to see if any other student may have been exposed," said Dr. Rosamund Lewis, an associate medical officer of health at OPH. The city's public health agency sent out letters on Friday saying anyone who attended the French public school between Sept. 15, 2013 and Dec. 24, 2013 may have been exposed.

Breastfeeding May Boost a Mom's Health as Much as Her Baby's

breastfeedingBreastfeeding isn’t only good for babies. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.


Gained a Few? How to Know If Your Thyroid is to Blame

thyroidIt’s so easy to blame your thyroid for those extra 10 or 15 pounds. An underactive thyroid, referred to medically as hypothyroidism, can lead to unexplained weight gain, fatigue, constipation, brittle nails, dry skin, joint and muscle pain, depression, memory loss and a puffy face.


Lifestyle

iHeartRadio festival kicks off in Las Vegas with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, surprise guests

Taylor Swift performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.


Polly Bergen, versatile actress and singer who starred in original 'Cape Fear' dies at age 84

FILE - In this July 18, 1963, file photo, actress Polly Bergen and actor James Garner go through a scene during the filming of “Move Over, Darling,” in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Bergen, an Emmy-winning actress and singer, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at her home in Southbury, Conn., publicist Judy Katz said. She was 84. (AP Photo/David Brinn, File)NEW YORK, N.Y. - Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.


'Once' Canadian stars to visit characters' homelands ahead of February opening

Ian Lake and Trish Lindstrom are pulling out their songbooks and suitcases to prepare for their starring roles in an all-Canadian production of the smash musical "Once." THE CANADIAN PRESS/hoTORONTO - Ian Lake and Trish Lindstrom are pulling out their songbooks and suitcases to prepare for their starring roles in an all-Canadian production of the smash musical "Once."


Q&A: Lady Gaga talks about splitting with manager, unhappy times and performing in Tel Aviv

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Lady Gaga attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, in West Hollywood, Calif. Gaga says part of her happy state of mind comes from working with Tony Bennett on the album “Cheek to Cheek,” out on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. The 28-year-old is currently on an international tour that wraps Nov. 24 in Paris. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK, N.Y. - After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up.


Actress detained by police defies calls to apologize for claiming racial profiling

Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.


Sports

Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform

NFL Commissioner Goodell speaks at a news conference to address domestic violence issues and the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy in New YorkBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league. Goodell has been under fire since the NFL's slow and fumbled response to the domestic violence incident involving Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, whose knock-out punch to his then-fiancee was captured in a video that went viral last week. ...


Nishikori says hopes to fill Li void in Asia

Nishikori of Japan holds his runner up trophy as he looks at the winner's trophy after being defeated in the men's singles final match by Cilic of Croatia at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New YorkBy Ian Ransom (Reuters) - The retirement of China's Li Na may have robbed Asian tennis of its brightest star, but U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori has put up his hand to fill the breach. With Li's departure, the 24-year-old Japanese is now Asia's top player, having reached a career high ranking of eight after his fairytale run at Flushing Meadows. "I was shocked. It is sad that I can't see her play anymore," Nishikori told reporters in Hong Kong, where he helped launch the ATP tour's Asian swing of tournaments. ...


Sacramento's bid to win Major League Soccer franchise gets high marks

Sacramento Republic FC fans cheer during the team's game against Charleston Battery at Bonney Field in SacramentoBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Sacramento's dark-horse bid to secure a Major League Soccer franchise won praise from league officials on Friday, who promised to continue serious negotiations with boosters led by mayor and former basketball star Kevin Johnson. League officials touring the California capital city praised the site of a proposed downtown stadium and the success of the minor league Sacramento Republic FC, which is in the semi-finals at its level and has been selling out tickets since coming to town last spring. ...


Ozil inspires Arsenal win at Villa to halt slump; West Ham inflicts Liverpool's 3rd loss in 5

West Ham United’s Stewart Downing, centre, celebrates setting up his team's third goal, with West Ham United’s Aaron Cresswell, left, and West Ham United’s Mark Noble, right, during their English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool at Upton Park, London, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON - Mesut Ozil answered his critics to lift Arsenal out of its slump, while Liverpool slumped to a second successive English Premier League loss on Saturday.


Maple Leafs make defensive-zone changes at start of training camp

TORONTO - The first practice of Toronto Maple Leafs training camp was brought to you by the letter "D."

Celebrity

Q&A: Lady Gaga talks about splitting with manager, unhappy times and performing in Tel Aviv

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Lady Gaga attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, in West Hollywood, Calif. Gaga says part of her happy state of mind comes from working with Tony Bennett on the album “Cheek to Cheek,” out on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. The 28-year-old is currently on an international tour that wraps Nov. 24 in Paris. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK, N.Y. - After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up.


Sexual harassment issues addressed by Saskatoon comic convention

SASKATOON - Organizers of Saskatoon’s Comic and Entertainment Expo are partnering with the city's Sexual Assault and Information Centre this weekend in an effort to cut down on harassment at the event.

'Outlander': Getting To Know Sam Heughan

Sam Heughan -- Getty Images/Starz/Sony Pictures TelevisionSummer 2014. It's just after sundown on Friday at Comic-Con and hundreds are gathered inside of the Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego watching the premiere of "Outlander." As the minutes tick by, the crowd (some of whom have traveled by plane to be here), has been watching intently, cheering, whooping and gleefully giggling as Diana Gabaldon's novel comes to life on-screen for the first time. Three-quarters of the way through the episode though, outside of the sound of the production, things suddenly grow eerily silent. It is as if no one wants to spook him.


Scout & Tallulah Willis' Bathtub Bonding

Rumer Willis and Scout Willis on April 4, 2014 -- Getty ImagesScout Willis and sister Tallulah Willis – daughters of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis – reunited this weekend in New York City, and also took a bath together.


Robin Wright’s Youth-Defying Detox

At 48, “House of Cards” actress Robin Wright looks absolutely sensational.








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