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Toronto band sets Globe and Mail's March 30 edition to music | JIMROMENESKO.COM
Enter the Haggis, a Toronto-based band, has raised over $57,000 through Kickstarter for an album that's based entirely on the March 30 edition of the Globe and Mail. (It's being released on March 30, 2013.) The Globe and Mail's front page headline that day was "Harper's Modest Revolution" and the album's title is "The Modest Revolution."
Police lay first-degree murder charge in death of peace officer near Calgary
RCMP in southern Alberta have charged a man with murder in connection with the death of a retired Mountie who was working as a peace officer. Police say Trevor Kloschinsky, 46, has been charged with first-degree murder.
News from The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Supreme Court took a step toward exposing the names at the heart of Britain's phone hacking scandal Wednesday, ruling that a private investigator convicted of eavesdropping for a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid must reveal who ordered him to do it.
Human head found in Montreal park belonged to homicide victim Jun Lin: police
MONTREAL - Police confirmed Wednesday that a human body part found in a Montreal park is indeed the missing head of Jun Lin, a major break in his murder case that will help bring some closure to his family.
Alleged body-parts killer Magnotta could be on way to Canada today: officials
The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION MONTREAL - Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean say alleged killer Luka Rocco Magnotta could return to Canada as early as Monday. A spokesman for Berlin's prosecutor's office said he believes Magnotta will be extradited to Canada on Monday from Germany, where the 29-year-old was arrested earlier this month following an international manhunt.
L.A. Kings (and Sutter) Relaxed " Berger Bytes
Accordingly, the L.A. players seemed rather jovial during a 45-minute practice yesterday. A truer indication of the club's disposition - in my experience, anyway - occurred while I was looking about the Devils' home arena afterward; snapping photos with my trusty Nikon as workers set up for a Roberto Carlos concert last night.
Teams wary of prospects who could bolt to KHL -
THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO -- There was one question Nail Yakupov couldn't escape during the NHL's scouting combine. Mikhail Grigorenko and Andrey Vasilevskiy kept getting it, too. Even Alex Galchenyuk -- an American despite his Russian-sounding last name -- was unable to get through an interview this week without being asked why he'd rather play pro hockey in North America than the Russian-based KHL.
Higher duty-free limits expected to save shoppers, cost businesses near border |
TORONTO - Canadian bargain hunters and communities within easy reach of the U.S. border are beginning a new chapter in their relationship with U.S. retailers with new rules on duty-free shopping that went into effect Friday.
Yakupov heading to Edmonton to meet Oilers -
THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO -- Nail Yakupov is heading to Edmonton. For now, it will just be for a quick visit. But the top-rated prospect in the upcoming NHL draft is hoping that his meeting with Oilers brass this weekend will help convince them to call his name with the No.
Super intern Maeghan Smulders lands 47 job offers (and one job) after 112...
"If you're taking a job for the next five to 10 years of your life, you want to make sure it's the right one," says Maeghan Smulders. SUPPLIED PHOTO Maeghan Smulders's high profile job search that took her from Calgary to Toronto to San Jose has come to an end.
Pro-Palestinian remark cut from Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s UN...
OTTAWA - A Canadian expression of goodwill toward the Palestinian people was left on the cutting-room floor when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird addressed the United Nations General Assembly last fall. Baird rejected early departmental drafts of his maiden address to the UN that said Canada is a "leading supporter" of the Palestinian people and outlined major spending that backed that assertion, The Canadian Press has learned.
Cullen gets social-media boost for co-operation among opposition parties
OTTAWA - Two online advocacy organizations are giving a potentially big boost to Nathan Cullen's underdog campaign to become federal NDP leader. Avaaz and are promoting more co-operation among Canada's "progressive" political forces to defeat Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives.
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In fog of Syria, observers can't tell what they are seeing
By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times When observers from the Arab League drove into this mountain town in southwestern Syria, a hotbed of dissent against President Bashar Assad, they received a hero's welcome. Residents mobbed the observers' car, clamored to tell of their plight, and carried one of them away on their shoulders in celebration.
Lower-limb amputations have declined among diabetics
By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog Here's some good news for a change from the diabetes front: Lower-limb amputations due to diabetes complications dropped 65% from 1996 to 2008.
Working 11 hours a day may be linked with depression
Working 11 or more hours a day was associated with a 2.3- to 2.5-fold increased risk of having a major depressive episode compared with those who worked a standard seven- to eight-hour day, a study finds (Matt York / Associated Press) By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Female journalists disagree with Abramson about women’s taste in stories | Poynter.
Journal-isms When New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane asked Executive Editor Jill Abramson whether the public will see a change now that a woman is running the Times, Abramson said: "The idea that women journalists bring a different taste in stories or sensibility isn't true."
A Whole Lotta Nothing: The best camera product demo ever
Canon has a new whiz-bang $20,000 camera coming out that is designed to change the film industry (much like the $20,000 camera by Red), and typically whenever a new camera (especially one with stellar video capabilities) comes out, there is a demo reel done by a famous director showing off what the camera can do.