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Get Ready For Monday’s Emmys With Show Reenactments By Kids

Posted August 20, 2014 by Allison

Don’t have enough time to catch up on all the Outstanding Drama Series nominees for Monday’s Emmy Awards? Fear not! Children are here and they’re ready to recreate some of the darkest and most disturbing seasons of television we’ve ever seen. Yay kids! In Kids Reenact Emmy Nominated Shows, we see a pint-sized Matthew McConaughey […]

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Comics

Check Out Spider-Woman #1, Starring Spider-Woman’s Ass

Posted August 20, 2014 by Rob Bricken

Check Out Spider-Woman #1, Starring Spider-Woman's Ass

Oh, Marvel. Come on. You know better than this —this being Milo Manara’s cover for the upcoming Spider-Woman #1. If you’re wondering what the hell Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman is doing, I believe it’s what’s known in the animal kingdom as “presenting.”

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Delegates at Canadian Medical Association meeting vote to oppose smoking of any plant substance

Posted August 20, 2014 by Sharon Kirkey

They already opposed tobacco. Now the nation’s doctors say Canadians shouldn’t smoke “any plant material” whatsoever, including marijuana. Delegates at the Canadian Medical Association’s general council meeting voted Wednesday to formally oppose the smoking of any plant substance. Opponents to the […]

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Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail

Posted August 20, 2014 by Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man is facing charges after police say he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer. KOAT-TV reports (http://goo.gl/Y6F69T) court papers say 18-year-old Michael Johnson rode the electric shopping … Continue Reading

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Ottawa man charged after pedestrian dies of injuries in collision

Posted August 20, 2014 by Joe Lofaro

Police say they have charged a man after a 42-year-old male pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in downtown Ottawa on Aug. 12 died of his injuries three days later. The collision happened at the intersection of Catherine and Kent Streets … Continue Reading

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Business

NY Rangers agree to terms with Hobey Baker finalist Kevin Hayes

Posted August 20, 2014 by Postmedia News

The New York Rangers agreed to terms with free agent forward Kevin Hayes on Wednesday. Hayes was selected with a first-round pick by Chicago in 2010, but could not agree to terms with the Blackhawks by the deadline last Friday […]

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Cowboys extend reign as NFL’s most valuable team: Forbes

Posted August 20, 2014 by Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News

(Reuters) – The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable National Football League (NFL) team for an eighth consecutive year, more than double the average league value, according to an annual survey by business magazine Forbes The Cowboys, whose total reven…

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Bertuzzi-Moore: Deal or no deal?

Posted August 20, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

Steve Moore’s brother has told TSN that an out-of-court settlement between Moore and Todd Bertuzzi has not been reached.

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Minister Blaney highlights the Government of Canada’s Safe and Sensible Firearms Policies

Posted August 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Blaney highlights the Government of Canada’s Safe and Sensible Firearms Policies

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Canada

Slain teen’s social services involvement reviewed

Posted August 20, 2014 by Staff

WINNIPEG – The death of a 15-year-old Manitoba girl who ran away from foster care has prompted several reviews about whether social services failed her. But the public may never know what role Child and Family Services had in Tina … Continue Reading

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Scene and Heard: Sin City’s Jessica Alba returns with all the right sequel moves

Posted August 20, 2014 by Bob Thompson

Nine years ago, Jessica Alba was in the early stages of a promising career when she showed up as the exotic dancer Nancy in Sin City.

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Ebola deaths rise to 1,350, spreading fastest in Liberia, says WHO

Posted August 20, 2014 by The Associated Press

50,000 people trapped in Liberian slum to try and contain outbreak

The post Ebola deaths rise to 1,350, spreading fastest in Liberia, says WHO appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Dallas Cowboys first U.S. team to top $3 billion in value, according to Forbes

Posted August 20, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

NEW YORK — Forbes says Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, valued at $3.2 billion. Only […]

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Real Madrid hands midfielder Luka Modric four-year extension worth $44M

Posted August 20, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

MADRID, Spain — Real Madrid says Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has signed a four-season contract extension that will keep him with club until June 2018. Modric, who joined Madrid in August 2012 from English Premiership club Tottenham Hotspurs in a […]

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Football

Former NFLer Tim Shaw reveals he has ALS, takes part in Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted August 20, 2014 by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw has announced that he has ALS. In a 25-second video posted Tuesday on the Tennessee Titans’ website, the 30-year-old Shaw reveals he was recently diagnosed with ALS and pours a bucket of ice […]

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B.C. shot putter Dylan Armstrong to receive Olympic bronze from Beijing

Posted August 20, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

TORONTO — After a long wait, B.C. shot putter Dylan Armstrong is finally going to receive an Olympic bronze medal for his third-place effort at the 2008 Beijing Games. Armstrong originally finished fourth but he moves up to third as […]

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Little League coach says inspiring speech after loss that went viral was spontaneous

Posted August 20, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and […]

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Cleveland Browns choose QB Brian Hoyer over rookie Johnny Manziel to start opener against Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted August 20, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - Sports

BEREA, Ohio — Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starter over hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel. Pettine met with his coaching staff Tuesday night and announced in a release Wednesday before practice that he’ll go with Hoyer in […]

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Is something preventing the end of Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore lawsuit?

Posted August 20, 2014 by John Dujay

On Tuesday, news broke that the 10-year-old saga of Todd Bertuzzi’s assault on Steve Moore was over. But on Wednesday, suddenly TSN.ca is reporting Moore’s brother Mark said there is no deal. “I got a text message from Steve last […]

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Canada

Man in New Brunswick faces confinement charge

Posted August 20, 2014 by Staff

MONCTON, N.B. – A 40-year-old man faces a charges of forcible confinement and aggravated assault after police in New Brunswick found an injured woman in his van. The RCMP received a call Tuesday that a man from Saint-Paul, N.B., was … Continue Reading

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Finance Minister Charles Sousa says LCBO is here to stay

Posted August 20, 2014 by Staff

The Ontario government knows best when it comes to alcohol sales, Finance Minister Charles Sousa says. “We believe Ontarians are well served by the current model,” Sousa said in an email Wednesday reacting to a report calling for an end … Continue Reading

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Top 10 Most Ridiculously Overcomplicated Doctor Who Villain Schemes

Posted August 20, 2014 by Charlie Jane Anders

Top 10 Most Ridiculously Overcomplicated Doctor Who Villain Schemes

The Doctor, that time-traveling alien mad scientist, is a clever man — but his foes often outsmart themselves. We may never know the Doctor’s real name, but the Master’s name is clearly Rube Goldberg. Here are the 10 most ludicrously byzantine plots that Doctor Who‘s baddies have cooked up.

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Here’s What It Looks Like When You Throw Out the Garbage in Space

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anonymous

A few days ago, the Cygnus spacecraft, which had ferried supplies to the space station, was filled with debris and released into space, later burning up in Earth’s atmosphere during a destructive reentry . The ESA has just posted video of the release …

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Canada

Prince Edward to tour Saskatchewan in September

Posted August 20, 2014 by Staff

REGINA – Saskatchewan residents are getting a visit from royalty. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, is to visit the province Sept. 17-19. The youngest son of the Queen is scheduled to stop in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current. … Continue Reading

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Biology

A Plant that Survives by Stealing Genetic Material

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anonymous

Beneath our feet, plants are locked in a slow-motion struggle for the elements necessary for survival: water, sunlight, and nutrition. But some plants have learned to game the system, stealing water and nutrients from those their neighbors. Some of th…

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Ariana Grande Shows of Yet Another Side With The Weeknd

Posted August 20, 2014 by Jessica F

Ariana Grande has show us her 90s pop diva side, her (kind of) 60s Mod side, her dabble in EDM side. Now she has got her modern R&B side. Ariana has teamed up with R&B’s golden boy The Weeknd for a new song Love Me Harder. She teased this song in an Instagram video a […]

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Executive committee approves plan for Raptors training centre at Exhibition Place

Posted August 20, 2014 by Staff

A proposal to build a $30-million practice facility for the Toronto Raptors at city-owned Exhibition Place has been endorsed by council’s executive committee. “I don’t think there’s another facility in the NBA that will be situated in such a beautiful … Continue Reading

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Province funds Westmount community’s new activities for kids

Posted August 20, 2014 by Mike Donachie

If you’re a kid who’s getting bored as the summer drags on, you’re not alone. But, in one London neighbourhood, there’s about to be a lot more for young people to do. Volunteers are leading the expansion of services run … Continue Reading

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Canada

NDP MP quits over Mulcair’s stance on Israel

Posted August 20, 2014 by Staff

OTTAWA – A New Democrat MP has quit the party over what she deems leader Tom Mulcair’s excessively pro-Israel stance on the current conflict in Gaza. Sana Hassainia, who represents the Montreal-area riding of Vercheres-Les Patriotes, has told Montreal’s La … Continue Reading

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Canada Post celebrates opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with new stamp

Posted August 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada Post has issued a new stamp to mark the opening of Canada’s new national museum, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), which will welcome its first visitors exactly one month from today. The new stamp, featuring the tower and curving glass façade of the building, goes on sale today.

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Cheap Entry to the 3DS Library, Criterion Blu-rays, Neverwhere [Deals]

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anonymous

The 2DS is a very low barrier to entry to the great library of 3DS games. Today the barrier is even lower at just $100, with options.Read more…

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Former UBC kinesiology professor charged with voyeurism

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anonymous

A former University of B.C. kinesiology professor has been charged with voyeurism. James Rupert, 56, is facing one count of secretly observing/recording nudity in a private place, in relation to an incident on the UBC campus in April, according to … Continue Reading

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The Common Sense Canadian: Biologist documents blue film on Quesnel River following Mount Polley spill

Posted August 20, 2014 by Damien Gillis

Independent biologist Alexandra Morton has documented the appearance of a mysterious blue film on the surface of Quesnel Lake and the Quesnel River. Morton has been surveying the region’s aquatic systems – taking water samples, video and photos – in the wake of the Mount Polley tailings spill.

She posted the above video and below photos on her blog yesterday. Taken in the town of Likely, at the northwest tip of Quesnel Lake and mouth of the Quesnel River, Morton says the images correspond with an earlier sighting of the same film on another portion of the lake the day before. “It was visible wherever (Read more…)

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Fab Five: Transitional sweaters

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anonymous

As summer winds down and we face the cooler months ahead, the time for seasonal sweaters that will see us through the season ahead is now. But don’t shrug out of those silky tanks and sheer tees just yet. We […]

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Minister Bergen Highlights Six Enabling Accessibility Fund Projects and the Call for Proposals in the Kootenay Region

Posted August 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), highlighted Government of Canada support for six community projects aimed at improving accessibility for people with disabilities. The funding, which totals $140,723, is prov…

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Harper Government Supports Community Infrastructure in Kaslo, British Columbia

Posted August 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops¿Cariboo¿Thompson, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced over $64,000 in federal funding under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) in support of infrastructure projects in British Columbia’s Southern Interior.

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