Jan 23, 2012

Thestar.com Morning Headlines

Monday, January 23, 2012 Hello Cabuyano! 

Morning Headlines

RIM’s Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie resign

Smartphone pioneers Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are stepping down from their chief executive roles at struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. in a dramatic shakeup that will see chief operating officer Thorsten Heins take the leadership reins.

50,000 federal jobs on the chopping block in Ottawa

Looming budgets cuts could mean loss of services to aboriginal, seniors, low-income earners and vulnerable Canadians, think tank warns.

Baby Angelica’s parents charged in Jamaica after child’s body found in suitcase

Canadian mother and Jamaican father once again facing allegations of shocking mistreatment of their own children.

Canadian woman found beaten in Mexico hotel

A Canadian woman has been found badly beaten at her Mexican hotel.

Winterlicious Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

Check out Toronto.com's Winterlicious Guide

Over 175 top restaurants to choose offering prix-fixe menus January 27th to February 9th. Find all participating restaurants and menus at Toronto.com and reserve your table January 12th.
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Volkswagen teaser ad goes to the dogs

Volkswagen has kicked off the Super Bowl ad race with an unusual dog chorus gaining steam on the Web.


RIM’s Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie resign

Smartphone pioneers Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are stepping down from their chief executive roles at struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. in a dramatic shakeup that will see chief operating officer Thorsten Heins take the leadership reins.

Thousands rally to support locked-out Caterpillar employees

A crowd of more than 10,000 turned out in London, Ont. to support Caterpillar employees who have been locked out of their jobs since the new year.


Named Canada’s top startup, Toronto-based WattPad has 3 million stories - literally

A Toronto-based social media network calling itself “the YouTube for stories” is named top Canadian startup by Vancouver technology news site TechVibes.

Geist: The day the Internet fought back

It is hard to see how the SOPA protest can be fairly characterized as anything other than a stunning success.

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Kelly: Patriots-Giants a match made in football heaven

The NFL doesn’t care who makes the Super Bowl, but some matchups will send something that feels curiously like joy through even Roger Goodell’s black, black heart.

New York Giants edge San Francisco 49ers to reach Super Bowl

The New York Giants advanced to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers on in the NFC championship game.


Patriots barely beat Ravens 23-20, make 5th Super Bowl with Brady, Belichick

Baltimore’s Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field goal attempt with 11 seconds remaining that would have tied the score.

Kvitova stumbles into Aussie Open quarter-finals

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova recovered from an embarrassing miss and a two-game lapse to beat Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Monday for a spot in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

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Sundance 2012: ‘Arbitrage’ generates early awards buzz for Richard Gere

‘Arbitrage’, the tension-filled story of a billionaire hedge-fund manager, drew crowds eager to find this year’s ‘Margin Call.’

Mudhar: Rob Lowe sprinkles Super Bowl hype with more stardust

As we enter the silly season leading up to the Super Bowl, it’s fitting the worlds of entertainment and sports mixed to ridiculous effect, writes Star columnist Raju Mudhar.


Playwright Tony Kushner talks about his powerful musical, Caroline, or Change

Playwright Tony Kushner on racism and the Kennedy assassination, part of the context for his musical, Caroline, or Change.

Sundance 2012: Men wrongly jailed for West Memphis murders show grace

West of Memphis contains surprising revelations based on fresh evidence gathered by private investigators hired by producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh.

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Ricky Tsang can hardly move, yet he’s written a book. Next up? Finding love

Inspiring young man with duchenne muscular dystrophy has written a book called Ridiculous

Cribb: At work, today's dads are where women were 40 years ago

Somewhere in the space between the traditional male hunter/gatherer and new age snot wiper, fathers are balanced precariously.


Chinese New Year celebrations in Toronto kick off Year of the Dragon

Come Sunday, millions of families worldwide will come together to feast and celebrate as the dragon breathes life into the new year.

Lost purse returned: Tell us your stories of valuable objects lost and found

It could’ve been a bank fraud and ID-theft spree. Instead my handbag was returned â€" even the lone Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup had survived.

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Tourists sample Patagonia’s harsh beauty in Chile’s Torres del Paine national park

Chile’s Patagonia is a haven for hikers, a taste of Alaska, the Alps, the Himalayas and the High Sierra all in one place. It is considered one of the Top treks in the world.

World’s Best Film Festivals: Venice, Toronto, Hong Kong and more

Top movie festivals include Sundance in Utah, plus TIFF, Cannes and New York.


Sinking leaves cruise passengers alarmed, and mostly out of luck

Costa Concordia disaster in Italy has many folks asking for refunds, but cruise lines are resisting.

Travel deals to impress your valentine â€" and save you money

Holiday bargains of the week include Florida, New York, London and tantalizing Tahiti

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