Jan 26, 2012

Thestar.com Morning Headlines

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Hello Cabuyano! 
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DiManno: Shafia ‘honour-killing’ trial all about sex, control

These women â€" girls, really, three of them â€" are dead. Whether by murder or dreadful accident is still undetermined â€" that’s for the jury to decide â€" yet tragically dead all the same, thus beyond the scope of cross-examination, their voices forever silenced.

Cruise ship captain says he was told to go near shore for ‘salute’

The captain of the Costa Concordia said managers told him to take his ship close to shore on the night it ran aground, but the company denied it.

Unions must change quickly to survive, says secret report by CEP/CAW

“Moment of Truth” paper preparing for a merger of two of Canada's biggest unions says they must “reverse the erosion.”

Breast implant boss arrested in France

The former head of a French company at the centre of a breast implant scandal affecting tens of thousands of women worldwide has been arrested in southeast France.

 
 
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How to be RIM’s marketing director

RIM is on the lookout for a marketing head to revive the beleaguered BlackBerry-maker's brand. An expert describes what it’ll likely take to make the grade.


 
Business
 

Ritz-Carlton five-star condos proving a tough sell

Toronto's first five-star condos at the Ritz are proving to be a tough sell

U.S. signals rates won’t rise till 2014

Canadian home owners and borrowers rejoice: another commitment by U.S. officials to hold down interest rates until late 2014 means that rates are likely to stay low here, too.

 

Once again, Apple surpasses Exxon as world's most valuable company

RIM shares outperform Apple's Wednesday as investors ease recent losses over the RIM shakeup and slow an earlier surge of Apple shares.

Canadian jobs quality worsened in 2011: CIBC report

A report from the CIBC says the quality of jobs in Canada worsened last year as more people turned to lower paying positions or became self employed.

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Sports
 

Nadal beats Federer to reach Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal has beaten Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final, extending his command in the personal duel between two of the best tennis players of all time.

Toronto Raptors win double-OT thriller, but Andrea Bargnani hurt again

Hard-fought 111-106 victory over Jazz, second in two nights and first in Utah since 2004, comes with a price as Bargnani limps off with left leg injury “much worse” than last one.

 

Cox: Days of Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin are over

NHL once built marketing strategy around Crosby and Ovechkin. Time for a new plan.

Kelly: Blue Jays’ stand-pat free-agent strategy costly

The fact that the Blue Jays didn’t splurge $214 million on free agent Prince Fielder shouldn’t be considered a good thing for the club’s fans.

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Entertainment
 

Totally Amp’d blends TV and apps

Series for iPad, iPhone and iTouch stars Life With Derek and Degrassi actors.

Sing-a-long-a Grease comes to Toronto

Ben Freedman, creator of the Sing-a-long-a series, talks about North American debut at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in February.

 

‘Rio’ sequel likely, says musician Sergio Mendes

Sergio Mendes scored an Oscar nomination for his song “Real In Rio” and he says the animated film will most likely have a sequel.

International Association of Blacks in Dance Festival in Toronto

Celebration of Afrocentric dance starts Thursday, with performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

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Living
 

Adoptive parents seek same parental leave, EI as birth parents

Birth parents get more EI and parental leave even though adopted kids need time to adjust and attach, and families need financial support.

Women want to open a huge can of worms

Worm experts Cathy Nesbitt of Ontario and Maria Rodriguez, of Guatamala City will get together to share their vermicomposting knowledge in March

 

Dr. Oz has weight-loss advice for Mayor Rob Ford: think 30-30

Cardiac surgeon, author and television celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz weighs in on Mayor Rob Ford’s hope to shed 50 pounds and discusses his own craving for chocolate.

Kingston’s boy-wonder chef Luke Hayes- Alexander turns 21

Kingston chef Luke Hayes-Alexander has been cooking for almost half of his 21 years. He has run his own restaurant for six of those years.

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Travel
 

Tee it up on magical island of Maui

From whale-watching to artistic tours to strolling the beach, there's much to do in Maui once you’ve exhausted the 14 wonderful golf courses.

Perth, Australia â€" six must-do activities

This lovely town on the shores of the Indian Ocean has great beaches, restaurants, parks and much more.

 

Step back in time in Vietnam

Beautiful Halong Bay attracts hordes of tourists but retains its haunting beauty with majestic limestone mountains rising from the sea.

Travel Deals: Disney in Hawaii

Travel bargains also include Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Blue Mountain ski resort in Collingwood, Ontario.

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