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Thursday 30th of July 2015 09:08:42

Canadian News

The Latest: MH370 passenger's sister skeptical that wing found is from the plane

In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers inspect a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a U.S. official said. Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. (AP Photo/Lucas Marie)The sister of a Flight 370 passenger says she is skeptical that the crusty wing part found on an island in the western Indian Ocean is from the Malaysia Airlines plane. Dai Shuqin told The Associated Press: "It has been more than one year, and now they claim to have found debris of MH370 on an island? Dai's sister Dai Shuling and five members of her family were on the plane.

Police issued more than 1,700 tickets over improper use of Pan Am HOV lanes

Police say they handed out 1,735 tickets for improper use of temporary high-occupancy lanes set up on Toronto-area highways for the Pan Am Games. The HOV lanes will remain until Aug. 18, a few days after the Parapan Am Games wrap up, but are now open to vehicles with two or more people inside.

Political parties prepare for lengthy election campaign ahead of Oct. 19 vote

Canada's federal political parties are actively carving out their final plans for the Oct. 19 election campaign, which is expected to get underway this weekend. Sources familiar with the plans say Stephen Harper is expected to visit the Governor General on Sunday to ask that Parliament be dissolved.

5 lighthouses to be freshened up with $500K from Ottawa

5 lighthouses to be freshened up with $500K from OttawaFive P.E.I. lighthouses will be refurbished with $500,000 in funding, announced the federal government Thursday.

Olympic Vote: Beijing goes in as favourite against Almaty in contest for 2022 Winter Games

It's a contest between China, the world's most populous nation and a rising global giant with a huge economy, against a young country and former Soviet republic in Central Asia that is hoping to establish itself as a player on the world stage. Against that backdrop and after a low-key campaign, Beijing goes in as the favourite as it bids to become the first city to host both summer and winter games. "The general feeling is that Almaty may do a little better than most people would have thought," IOC vice-president Craig Reedie told The Associated Press on Thursday.


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Weight Loss

Wait, why are celebrities flash-freezing themselves?

Wait, why are celebrities flash-freezing themselves?Whole body cryotherapy involves subjecting yourself to -150 degree temperatures. Practitioners say it's worth it.

Pill to let celiac sufferers eat gluten currently in development at University of Alberta

Beer is poured for participants during a tour at the Brooklyn Brewery in New YorkSome people will go out of their way to get their buddy a beer.

The Food Swaps I Made to Lose Over 90 Pounds and Feel Healthier Than Ever

Tara LaJevicTara LaJevic tried to avoid the scale and mirrors for as long as she could, but one day she’d had enough.

9 Best New Proteins for Weight Loss

quinoaIt burns fat. It builds muscle. And it tastes awesome.

Psychologists see value in adults making the return to summer camp

Women tug of warAn increasing number of Canadian grown-ups are seeking fun and frivolity at adult-only summer camps, where tapping into your inner child takes place without fear of reprimand, time outs or the dreaded stink eye.


John Candy's daughter, Jennifer, in Toronto for Second City expansion

To hear John Candy's daughter tell it, the late Canadian comedy star was much like the characters he portrayed onscreen — a gregarious family man who was equal parts prankster and serious parent. "I always describe him closest to Uncle Buck," says Jennifer Candy, who has her dad's warm smile and contagious laugh. Candy is in Toronto this week to celebrate a major expansion of the Second City Training Centre, which includes the 60-seat John Candy Box Theatre and seven new multimedia studios.

HBO to air documentary and concert by U2

HBO and U2 are collaborating on a double-barrelled special about the veteran Irish rock band's current world tour. The network said it will air a documentary in November about how the "iNNOCENCE and eXPERIENCE" show was put together and how the band overcame obstacles, including singer Bono's serious bicycle accident, to perform. U2 is currently on a run of shows in New York.

Jon Stewart downplays stories about his 'secret' meetings with Obama

Jon Stewart says his "secret" White House meetings with President Barack Obama weren't so secret, and not that big a deal. During his penultimate week as "The Daily Show" host, Stewart reacted to a Politico story headlined "Jon Stewart's Secret White House Visits." The article said Stewart had met with the president in 2011 and again last year. "That sounds so much more awesome than what happened," Stewart said on his show Wednesday night.

'It's the role of a lifetime' - Leslie Odom Jr. relishes getting his shot in 'Hamilton'

FILE - In this May 18, 2015 file photo, Leslie Odom Jr. attends the 19th Annual Webby Awards in New York. Odom portrays Aaron Burr, the rival to Alexander Hamilton, played by Lin-Manuel Miranda in the musical "Hamilton." (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)During an early version of the Founding Fathers musical "Hamilton," Leslie Odom Jr. was in the seats with the audience, blown away. The guy playing Aaron Burr was making him a little envious, too. Lin-Manuel Miranda's buzzed-about biography about the nation's first treasury secretary opens on Broadway next week, showing America's revolutionary men and women as red-blooded, fully dimensional figures.

After 16 years as phoney anchor, Jon Stewart is signing off his fake newscast for real

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, Jon Stewart poses for a portrait in promotion of his film,"Rosewater," in New York. Stewart will end his show "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." on Aug. 6. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his pair of Peabody Awards, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and off the air!), even his reprobate status at Fox News. Who could blame him for wanting to depart "The Daily Show" on this high note? When he took over "The Daily Show" in January 1999, Stewart's simple mission was to host a program that would lampoon "real" newscasts and newsmakers they enabled.


NY federal judge to hear U.S. football star Brady's appeal

NFL: New England Patriots-Training CampThe National Football League players union filed the petition in the midwestern state on Wednesday on behalf of Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback and four-time Super Bowl champion. The union wanted the case to be heard in Minnesota, where U.S. District Judge David Doty has a history of ruling in favor of players in labor cases against the NFL.

Tulowitzki homers in debut for Blue Jays

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays(The Sports Xchange) - Troy Tulowitzki was greeted by a standing ovation when he stepped to the plate for the first time as a Toronto Blue Jay in the first inning on Wednesday. After striking out in his first at-bat, the team's new shortstop gave the Rogers Centre crowd plenty to cheer about with a homer, two doubles and three RBIs in the Blue Jays' 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies, who are 9-2 since the All-Star break, had their five-game winning streak ended.

IOC faces tricky choice for 2022 Winter Olympic host

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach speaks at a news conference following the IOC executive board meeting in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaOn Friday, in a convention center in downtown Kuala Lumpur, the IOC membership will cast their vote to decide the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. In normal times, the election of an Olympic host city is a hotly-contested event with the candidates hosting lavish receptions and turning on the charm offensive to win the right to stage one of the biggest festivals in world sport. Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, ensuring that Asia will host three Olympics in a row after Pyeongchang, South Korea was awarded the 2018 Winter Games and Tokyo the 2022 Summer Games.

Police issued more than 1,700 tickets over improper use of Pan Am HOV lanes

Police say they handed out 1,735 tickets for improper use of temporary high-occupancy lanes set up on Toronto-area highways for the Pan Am Games. The HOV lanes will remain until Aug. 18, a few days after the Parapan Am Games wrap up, but are now open to vehicles with two or more people inside.

Canadian midfielder Desiree Scott set to play in Women's Cup final at Wembley

Canada's Desiree Scott fights for the ball with England's Jodie Taylor during second half of FIFA World Cup quarter-final soccer action in Vancouver, B.C. Saturday, June, 27, 2015. After playing in front of packed stadiums at the Women's World Cup this summer, Canadian international Scott can tick another item on her bucket list. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan HaywardAfter playing in front of packed stadiums at the Women's World Cup this summer, Canadian international Desiree Scott can tick off another item on her bucket list. On Saturday, the 27-year-old Winnipeg midfielder known as The Destroyer is set to play for her club side, Notts County Ladies, against Chelsea in the Women's FA Cup final at Wembley. "It's very exciting," said Scott.


Renowned trainer who teaches dogs on film, TV and Broadway takes viewers backstage in new show

In this June 12, 2015 photo provided by Discovery Communications, Tony-award winning animal trainer Bill Berloni poses with three of his 30 dogs: Argyle, a collie; Trixie, a Pomeranian; and Chico, a Chihuahua who played Bruiser in "Legally Blonde the Musical," in Higganum, Conn. Berloni and the dogs star in Discovery Family Channel's new reality show, "From Wags to Riches with Bill Berloni.” The show debuts on Aug. 6, 2015, at 9 p.m. ET. (David Johnson/Discovery Communications via AP)For years, Bill Berloni has taught his dogs to play make believe. The trainer teaches rescue dogs to beg, bark and bow or sit, stand and shake for movies, TV and the Broadway stage. Berloni's stable of stars — all found from shelters — have appeared in Broadway shows, touring companies, special events, the New York City Ballet, movies, television and commercials.

ABC strikes unexpected summertime gold with 'Celebrity Family Feud'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The survey says: ABC's version of "Celebrity Family Feud" ended its run on Sunday as an unexpected summertime hit.

'SVU's' Kelli Giddish Pregnant!

Kelli Giddish attends 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Gala & After Party Sponsored By AT&T on April 15, 2015 in New York City -- Getty Images"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is experiencing a baby boom!

See Evan & Ashlee's Wedding Pics

Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson Ross on their wedding day, August 2014 -- InstagramEvan Ross and Ashlee Simpson Ross tied the knot 11 months ago, and now we get to see a glimpse of their wedding!

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 2-8

Aug. 2: Keyboardist Garth Hudson of The Band is 78. Director Wes Craven is 76. Singer Kathy Lennon of The Lennon Sisters is 72. Actor Max Wright ("Alf," ''Norm") is 72. Actress Joanna Cassidy is 70. Actress Kathryn Harrold is 65. Actor Butch Patrick ("The Munsters") is 62. Actress Victoria Jackson is 56. Actress Apollonia is 56. Actress Cynthia Stevenson ("Men in Trees," ''Hope and Gloria") is 53. Actress Mary-Louise Parker is 51. Director-actor Kevin Smith is 45. Actor Sam Worthington ("Terminator Salvation") is 39. Actor Edward Furlong is 38. Singer Charli XCX is 23. ...

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