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Posted October 22, 2014 by cittern9@gmail.com

In tonight’s amusement en route to the tips Fred, a barbershop quartet from Marietta, Georgia who won the 1991 Dixie District Quartet Championship, perform the JJ Cale song Cocaine. The comments are open, as always, for your Reader Tips….

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Heartbreaker for Flames as Lightning scores late and in OT to steal 2-1 win

Posted October 22, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

To hear about Johnny. To learn about Johnny. To see Johnny.

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NHL roundup: Bruins outlast Sharks, 5-3

Posted October 22, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

Seth Griffith, Gregory Campbell and David Krejci scored in the third period, leading the Boston Bruins to a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

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AP PHOTOS: Small Paraguay soccer team hits it big

Posted October 22, 2014 by Anonymous

CAPIATA, Paraguay – They don’t get much smaller than Paraguay’s Deportivo Capiata — or bigger than Argentina’s legendary Boca Juniors. So when Capiata, a soccer club formed six years ago in an Asuncion suburb with a stadium holding just 7,000 … Continue Reading

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Neon palm tree El Mocambo sign up for sale on eBay

Posted October 22, 2014 by Staff

Almost 50 people have already placed bids on the iconic El Mocambo Tavern entrance sign, which unexpectedly popped up on eBay on Monday afternoon. Posted by co-owner Sam Grosso, the price of the recognizable neon palm tree sign is now … Continue Reading

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Adam Lowry’s first NHL goal helps Winnipeg Jets soar over Hurricanes 3-1

Posted October 22, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

WINNIPEG — Adam Lowry’s first NHL goal helped the Winnipeg Jets snap a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien also scored for the Jets (2-4-0), who won their first game at home this season.

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Desharnais OT goal gives Canadiens 2-1 comeback win over Red Wings

Posted October 22, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

MONTREAL – David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Desharnais poked the puck in from the side of the net after Jimmy Howard […]

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The Bachelor Canada Panel: Under the Tuscan Spotlight

Posted October 22, 2014 by Sonya Bell

It’s not making out with the pub server that gets you, it’s the cover-up

The post The Bachelor Canada Panel: Under the Tuscan Spotlight appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash

Posted October 22, 2014 by Julie

The post Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash appeared first on Dinner With Julie.

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Calgary

Do your kids still use the seesaw? Calgary recreation centres bustling, playgrounds not so much: Report

Posted October 22, 2014 by Jeremy Nolais

City kids seem more likely to attend a scheduled hockey practice than to meet up with some friends in the neighbourhood for an impromptu swing on the monkey bars, say both parents and officials behind a recent report. The Calgary … Continue Reading

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Phil Kessel’s two goals lift Maple Leafs to 5-2 win over Islanders

Posted October 22, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Phil Kessel scored two goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Nine Maple Leafs finished with at least one point, led by Kessel’s three. James […]

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Pakistani Nobel laureate honoured in Philadelphia

Posted October 22, 2014 by Kathy Matheson

PHILADELPHIA – A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls’ education brought her passion for learning to Philadelphia, where she received the Liberty Medal on Tuesday. In accepting the honour, Malala Yousafzai implored world … Continue Reading

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Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants to 7-1 rout of Royals in World Series opener

Posted October 22, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect post-season roll.

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Does this Shining Based Commercial Make You Want to Go to an IKEA?

Posted October 22, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

Props to IKEA Singapore, this is a great looking ad. But is it asking if the prospect of late night IKEA assemblage is scarier than The Shining? Because I think we all know the answer to that.Read more…

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Health Canada endorses Aspirin as emergency treatment for heart attacks

Posted October 22, 2014 by Sharon Kirkey

In the latest claim for a century-old drug, Health Canada is allowing the makers of Aspirin to market its drug as an emergency treatment for heart attacks. The federal drug regulator will permit drug giant Bayer Inc. to state on […]

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#392 Catching the ice cream truck

Posted October 22, 2014 by nkspas

Candy doesn’t deliver. Since Emperor Nero sent slaves into the mountains for ice to mix with honey and nuts two thousand years ago, we’ve all enjoyed cooling off with big bowls of the sweet and icy treat. Yup, Arabs started … Continue reading

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Stamps have history to consider when mapping out final three regular-season games

Posted October 21, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

If the Calgary Stampeders are worrying about hosting the West final, having nightmares about the scenario that occurred a year ago, there might be plenty of sleepless nights ahead. It’s a mere 32 of them before they finally kick off their post-season run.

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Stamps respect new Roughriders starter Kerry Joseph, have no plans to take him lightly

Posted October 21, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

Lin-J Shell was the first to applaud the Saskatchewan Roughriders when they turned to 41-year-old Kerry Joseph to lead their limping offence.

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Bumgarner, Giants trounce Royals in World Series opener: Griffin

Posted October 21, 2014 by Richard Griffin - Baseball Columnist

KANSAS CITY—Suddenly, the Royals are not so regal.

After battling and bonding their way through the first three opponents of this post-season — undefeated in eight games, running teams out of the ballpark — the Royals, in their third World Series and first since 1985, after five days with no games, ran into a true big-game starter in left-hander Madison Bumgarner.

The home team suffered a 7-1 loss, handing home-field advantage over to the Giants. These Royals entered like Kate and left like Pippa.

Were they flat? Not really. The story on this night was Bumgarner. Until surrendering a home run to catcher Sal Perez with two out in the seventh, snapping his World Series shutout innings streak at 21, Bumgarner had been masterful. Before Perez took him deep to left, he had retired 12 straight batters and was cruising. The homer snapped his post-season record of 32 2/3 consecutive innings without allowing a run.

Bumgarner was removed after seven innings and boasts a sparkling World Series career ERA of 0.41. The fact is that for this Series to go long, the Giants ace needed to be an ace. He was.

The six-run trouncing by the Giants marked the 12th time in the past 34 World Series that an opening game has been decided by five or more runs. It does not bode well for the Royals, because the only teams to be trounced in Game 1 at home and then go on to win the World Series since 1980 were the 1982 Cardinals, losing 10-0 to Milwaukee; the 1996 Yankees, losing 12-1 to the Braves; and the 2009 Bombers, losing 6-1 vs. the Phillies in the Bronx. The other eight big-score winners took the Series.

The Big Game moniker for Royals starter James Shields has always seemed a little affected for a man who entered Game 1 against the Giants with a 3-4 post-season record and an ERA over five. But maybe the shaky Tuesday start, with three runs on five hits in the first inning, can be excused. After all, he had passed painful kidney stones following his previous start in Baltimore, 11 days earlier, and was violently ill for 24 hours according to manager Ned Yost. Nevertheless . . .

Gregor Blanco led off the game with a single and Buster Posey lined a hit to left with one out. Clutch third baseman Pablo Sandoval doubled to the right-field corner to open the scoring, but a perfect relay from Nori Aoki to Omar Infante to Sal Perez cut down Posey at the plate. He went in softly and standing up. Recall that the new home plate collision rule was the result of his injury in 2011.

The next Giants batter, Hunter Pence, had been 0-for-11 lifetime against Shields, but slammed a long home run just to the right of straightaway centre for a 3-0 lead. Pence has reached base safely in all 11 post-season games. It was his first home run since Aug. 20, against Andrew Cashner.

But that left nine innings of offence for the Royals to try and do something about the deficit. Bumgarner, however, may have become the newest Big Game hunter in baseball.

In the third inning, Brandon Crawford booted a slow grounder to short by Infante. To make matters worse, with the Giants nursing a three-run lead, Mike Moustakas doubled to the right-field corner, bringing up the top of the order.

Bumgarner took a deep breath, then struck out Alcides Escobar and Aoki. He lost a battle and walked Lorenzo Cain to load the bases, but Eric Hosmer swung at the next pitch and grounded to second base. “Our thought was to put all, or most, of our speed at the top of the order and see if we can’t create some havoc for our run producers,” Yost said prior to Game 1. Unfortunately, in situations like that one, the Royals’ table-setters became the RBI guys via in-game circumstances.

But the Giants continued to pressure Shields, knocking him out of the game without retiring any of the three batters he faced in the fourth. After a Michael Morse RBI single, Juan Perez sacrificed two runners over against left-hander Danny Duffy. But Blanco walked with the bases loaded to drive in the fifth run. It was his second base-on-balls with the sacks full this post-season.

The urgency of the post-season changes a lot. Down by five in the seventh, Aoki tried to cut off a Joe Panik base hit and keep Blanco from scoring all the way from first. Instead, the ball skipped by to the wall and Panik had a triple. The infield came in to cut off the run at the plate and Sandoval ripped a grounder through the left side as the beat went on.

The Royals will try to even the series Wednesday and send it back to San Francisco tied 1-1.

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Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants to 7-1 rout of Royals in World Series opener

Posted October 21, 2014 by Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect post-season roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off […]

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Doug Ford says he will not step aside for Rob

Posted October 21, 2014 by Staff

If elected mayor, Doug Ford said he would “absolutely not” not step aside and let Rob Ford (open Rob Ford’s policard) run in a byelection. The mayoral candidate was clarifying comments he had made earlier in the day. “No that’s … Continue Reading

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Someone put Spotify inside this old cassette recorder

Posted October 21, 2014 by Sean Buckley

The above contraption may look like the kind of cassette player bygone teens used to use to create mix tapes, but it’s not — it’s a Raspberry Pi-powered Spotify speaker with NFC-based playlists. Its creator, a British builder named Matt Brailsford,…

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Erik Cole scores 2 goals, Kari Lehtonen has 43 saves as Stars dump Canucks 6-3

Posted October 21, 2014 by Associated Press

DALLAS — Erik Cole scored two goals, Kari Lehtonen made 43 saves and the Dallas Stars held off the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Dallas scored five goals on only 12 shots against Vancouver starting goalie Ryan Miller to […]

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Basketball

Thunder star Kevin Durant struggling with missing time with foot fracture, won’t rush back

Posted October 21, 2014 by Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY – Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a tough time getting used to the fact that he will miss the early part of the season with a bone fracture in his right foot. “I’ve been antsy since I […]

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Calgary

Adam Lowry’s first NHL goal helps Jets soar over Hurricanes 3-1

Posted October 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — Adam Lowry’s first NHL goal helped the Winnipeg Jets snap a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien also scored for the Jets (2-4-0), who won […]

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Canada’s Anthony Bennett scores 17 as Timberwolves beat Pacers 107-89

Posted October 21, 2014 by Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS – Anthony Bennett scored 17 points and Ricky Rubio had 16, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-89 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Bennett was 7 for 9 from the field. The reserve scored Minnesota’s […]

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Stars too bright for Canucks, who fall 6-3

Posted October 21, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

DALLAS – That best start in 15 years now seems like a distant memory.

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Books

This Massive Spiral Structure in the Sahara Is Visible from Space

Posted October 21, 2014 by Annalee Newitz

This geological formation is probably not what you think it is.Read more…

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Vaughn Palmer: LNG goodies, incentives dent Liberals’ vaunted Prosperity Fund

Posted October 21, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

The thud you heard early Tuesday afternoon was the sound of the B.C. Liberal government dropping back to Planet Earth after a heady trip through clouds of speculation on the liquefied natural gas file. The long-awaited LNG tax regime, tabled in the leg…

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‘Debt Free B.C.’ may come later than planned, Liberals admit

Posted October 21, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

B.C.’s finance minister admits it may take at least a decade longer for his government to fulfil its big-ticket election promise of a liquefied natural gas prosperity fund that will pay off the province’s debt. Mike de Jong sidestepped questions Tuesday about how and when voters can expect to see the government’s debt disappear due to a surge in revenue from a proposed LNG industry.

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Doug Ford says he will not step aside for brother

Posted October 21, 2014 by Star staff

If elected mayor, Doug Ford

(open Doug Ford’s policard)

said he would “absolutely not” step aside and let Rob Ford

(open Rob Ford’s policard)

run in a byelection.

The mayoral candidate was clarifying comments he had made earlier in the day.

“No that’s a 100 per cent no, never, not at all, I believe in fulfilling my mandate and I’m going to fulfil my mandate and continue on the prosperity that we’ve seen for four years,” he told reporters Tuesday night in a postdebate scrum, refusing to entertain what-ifs.

“Rob’s going to win Ward 2. Next question.”

Mayor Rob Ford dropped out of the mayoral race in mid-September to focus on his health after an abdominal tumour was discovered. Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer days later, he has been undergoing chemotherapy at Mt. Sinai hospital, and is also running for councillor in Ward 2.

In a Global News report earlier on Tuesday, Doug Ford had been asked the sane question — whether he might step down as mayor to let a healthy Rob Ford run in a byelection.

“Oh that’d be hindsight, I couldn’t say that. Let’s take one step at a time,”

Doug Ford said

. “Let’s win this election, let’s get Rob’s health back, and that’s the most important thing.”


With files from Betsy Powell

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Calgary

Airdrie Christian school seeks $1M in crowdfunding to help complete new building

Posted October 21, 2014 by Jeremy Nolais

Educators behind a long-awaited Airdrie Christian school have turned to crowdfunding to speed along the “last leg” of a development project that has faced repeated delays — and added costs. A suitable piece of land for the Airdrie Koinonia Christian … Continue Reading

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Desharnais OT goal gives Canadiens 2-1 comeback win over Red Wings

Posted October 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Desharnais poked the puck in from the side of the net after Jimmy Howard […]

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Windows 10 brings Windows Phone’s notification center to the desktop

Posted October 21, 2014 by Jon Fingas

If Windows 10 is going to unify your experiences on devices ranging from smartphones to PCs, it only makes sense that key mobile features would reach the desktop, right? Microsoft certainly thinks so. The team in Redmond has released an updated…

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Hawaii scientists return to ocean for weapon study

Posted October 21, 2014 by Staff

HONOLULU, Hawaii – University of Hawaii scientists plan to embark on a final expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment. The research vessel … Continue Reading

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Animals

Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

Posted October 21, 2014 by Staff

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner’s southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1orDkIF) reports Rocky went missing from Ginny Fine’s home in Stafford Township on … Continue Reading

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