Jan 27, 2012

Thestar.com Morning Headlines

Friday, January 27, 2012 Hello Cabuyano! 

Morning Headlines

DiManno: Evidence in Shafia murder trial ‘overwhelming,’ Crown tells jury

The Crown implored the Shafia jury to convict the defendants on four counts of first-degree murder. “Find them all guilty as charged on the evidence. There is no other way.’’

Toronto Hydro execs get big bonuses while company fails reliability standards

Toronto Hydro executives have earned $2.9 million in bonuses over five years while the company consistently missed reliability targets

ORNGE’s mysterious $6.7 million payment

It's not clear what a company, majority-owned by a former president of ORNGE, did to earn a payment of $6.7 million from an Italian helicopter firm.

Toronto Now: Get ready for some nasty weather

Break out your rain boots for the weekend, because it’s going to be a wet one, beginning today. A freezing rain warning is in effect for northern York and Durham regions, Barrie, Peterborough and surrounding areas.


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You can’t kill Canadian nationalism

Beer ads provide the proof.


Rundown city-owned houses up for sale

Dilapidated city-owned houses draw crowds as three more go on the auction block in hot neighbourhoods, backing onto parks

Borrowing Boomers pile on more debt

One third of the most indebted households in Canada are carrying nearly three-quarters of all household debt.Boomers and those already in hock are buried under the most household debt, a CIBC report shows.


Air Canada offers pilots less generous wages in five-year deal

Leaked memo of latest offer to Air Canada’s pilots includes lower wage increases than a rejected first deal, no specific mention of a discount airline.

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Cox: NHL banks on hockey heartland in troubled times

All-star weekend in Ottawa, where hockey needs no explanation, continues trend toward embracing soul of the sport.

Sarah Burke inspires teammate’s gold medal run at X Games

Montrealer Kaya Turski said she was influenced to go for it on her final run at the X Games by her teammate and friend Sarah Burke's legacy


NHL all-stars show ‘unwavering support’ for Tim Thomas

Controversial goalie stands by political statement at fantasy draft. Leaf Phil Kessel picked 15th, Shark Logan Couture last

Kelly: Super Bowl 46 or Super Bowl XLVI, you decide

Quick. Where were you during Super Bowl XXV? No clue.

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Demi Moore, in crisis after split with Ashton Kutcher, plans to get help

Reports say a cheap street drug could be partly responsible for Demi Moore’s “seizure-like symptoms” and subsequent trip to hospital Monday night.

Oprah Winfrey to become Blue Ivy’s godmother

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z have chosen Oprah Winfrey and Tyran ‘Ty Ty’ Smith to be their daughter’s godparents


Kim’s Convenience coming back to Soulpepper in May

Ins Choi’s play is a sold-out success.

O Canada one of world’s toughest anthems to sing along

Canada's national anthem harder to sing than its French, Australian and German counterparts.

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Top 5 trends at Toronto’s Interior Design Show 2012

The International Design Show showcases the latest in design and decor Saturday and Sunday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Canada Goose counterfeiters a sign of luxury brand’s success

As any luxury fashion brand will attest, when you achieve phenomenal success, along come the inevitable party-crashers, the counterfeiters.


Costa Concordia: Italian cruise disaster satire speaks to rapid pace of comedy about tragedy

As divers searched for survivors inside a cruise ship that capsized in Italian waters, Taiwan-based Next Media Animation was already circulating a satirical animated video about the disaster. What does this say about our appetite for comedy about tragedy?

Adoptive parents seek same 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.

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Nicaragua safe for tourists, and a destination for eco-travellers

Eco-tourists will love Nicaragua with its unspoiled Pacific and Caribbean coasts

Seven must-do parties in the Caribbean

The Full Moon Party on Tortola is probably the most notorious bash in the Caribbean. Travel types also should check out St. Lucia, Anguilla and Antigua.


Big Apple spikes Family Day web hits

Family Day is Feb. 20, and Canadians are furiously checking out deals for a mid-winter getaway.

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.

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