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Friday, 14 June 2013

Friday Already?


Dear Readers:
It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature, and it’s also stupid to screw around with Insurance Companies!
VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s Crown auto insurer has filed a civil claim against 46 people who have been charged or convicted for taking part in the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver two years ago.
The Insurance Corp. of B.C. is seeking damages and costs that have so far amounted to more than half a million dollars involving 77 vehicles that were set on fire or otherwise damaged.
The riot occurred on June 15, 2011, when thousands of people gathered downtown to watch Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins.
The civil claim says that shortly before the Canucks lost the game, a vehicle was overturned and set on fire at an area where the City of Vancouver had set up a giant TV screen.
The claim says at least 122 vehicles, including 24 emergency vehicles, were damaged or destroyed on the night that store windows were smashed and merchandise was looted, costing businesses millions of dollars.
So far, 149 people have entered guilty pleas for participating in the riot and 102 of them have received sentences ranging from discharges to more than a year in jail.
Since this is the start of the weekend today let’s have a look at some celebrity nonsense!
The Olsen Twins turned 27 yesterday. Let that sink in. [Lainey Gossip]
- Justin Timberlake‘s nose is a tit. I knew it! [Dlisted]
- Burn Your Bra, It’s For The Greater Good! [theCHIVE]
- Kris Jenner really is this dumb. [Fishwrapper]
- There’s a sequel to 300? Goddammit. [tooFab]
- A bunch of Miss USA winners got naked for PETA. [BuzzFeed]
- Taylor Swift‘s hotness is really starting to haunt me. [Popoholic]
- Here’s 2 Chainz getting robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight. [IDLYITW]
- Kendra Wilkinson knows people can’t see you through the radio. I’m genuinely impressed. [Hollywood Tuna]
- Seriously, what is happening to Denise Richards? [Celebslam]
- Erin Heatherton topless, anyone? [DrunkenStepfather: Site is NSFW]
- For the love of God, get Amanda Bynes a thesaurus. [Amy Grindhouse]
- Jack Nicholson had Dane Cook and Maria Menonounos kicked out of a Lakers game. [FilmDrunk]
KINGSTON, Ont. – Recognized with an honorary degree from Queen’s University for her work in mental health, a humble Glenn Close used her time in the spotlight to pay tribute to others affected by mental illness — including members of her own family.
The award-winning actress was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws on Thursday during a convocation for graduates of the faculty of arts and science.
Prior to her speech, Close told reporters that the honorary degree meant “a great deal” because she was receiving it on behalf of her whole family.
It was a sentiment she echoed in her impassioned address to the Class of 2013, when Close spoke lovingly of her sister Jessie Close, who has bipolar disorder, and nephew Calen Pick, who lives with schizoaffective disorder (a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder).
“I really wouldn’t be here today without them,” Close told the assembled gathering at Grant Hall. “We have learned that mental illness is a family affair.”
The veteran actress, 66, is co-founder of Bring Change 2 Mind, which is dedicated to ending the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.
Sears Canada Inc. could receive as much as $242 million for vacating up to three stores in major Toronto-area shopping centres.
The department store operator says it will receive $191 million cash for vacating its locations at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto and Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, Ont. by next March.
Sears agreed last year to sell back leases for three high-profile stores in Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa at malls owned by Cadillac Fairview in return for $170 million.
Those three Cadillac Fairview malls as well as Sherway Gardens in Toronto will become homes for Nordstrom, a U.S. retailer based in Seattle that is set to make its first move into Canada in the coming years.

untitledOn Wednesday, as part of the company’s 110th anniversary celebrations, the Pope was given two Harleys, one of which had been signed by his predecessor, the former Pope Benedict XVI. The first is to go to auction; the other is going into the Vatican Museums. His Holiness was also given a black leather Harley jacket, though you won’t see him celebrate mass in it. He is partial to simple white robes.
Harley-Davidson’s audience with the Pope was nothing short of a marketing triumph. And there’s more. On Sunday, a few hundred Harleys will be given special permission to enter St. Peter’s Square, where, at 11 a.m., they and their owners will be blessed by the Pope as part of his regular Angelus appearance. It is impossible to imagine rival motorcycle makers getting such attention and privileges.The blessing of the Hondas or the Suzukis? Forget it.
Harley-Davidson chose Rome and the nearby Mediterranean port city of Ostia for its biggest-ever celebration outside of the United States. The four-day event will attract an estimated 100,000 Harley owners and their friends and families. There will be a monster beach party at Ostia, concerts by Adam Ant, Bonnie Tyler and Mike & The Mechanics – remember them? – Oscar-Mayer hot dogs galore, a custom bike show and a 40-km parade of 3,000 Harleys from Ostia into central Rome. Harley CEO Keith Wandell and several relatives of the company’s co-founder, William A. Davidson, will be among the revellers and riders.
If your memory is like mine you might consider applying for the post of village idiot, OR……………….!
Visualize What You Want to Grab from a Room, Before You Go to Get It
Passing through a doorway or into another space has been proven to cause you to forget things.
Visualize What You Want to Grab from a Room, Before You Go to Get ItIf you’ve ever found yourself wondering why you walked into another room, one simple solution is to visualize your purpose before you leave the current room.
Zaldy S. Tan, M.D., director of the Memory Clinic at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, also recommends on Real Simple:
Linking items you want to remember with something familiar. If you want to get your summer clothes out of the basement, before you set out, think of yourself on the beach or beside a pool in your swimsuit. This system makes the items more vivid and therefore more memorable.
Silly as it might seem, vividness really is the key to boosting your memory.
And finally: I guess things are more exciting in this old town than I thought they were!!!!!!!!!
LONDON, ONT. – Police charged a woman after they investigated a tip about an online classified ad looking for teens to work for a mobile erotic massage business.
1045316-Royalty-Free-RF-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Cartoon-Cold-Featherless-ChickenInvestigators received the tip in April. Officers searched a home on Wednesday and arrested a 23-year-old woman.
Katrina Finnamore is charged with two counts of attempting to procure a person to be a prostitute, four counts of telecommunication with a person believed to be under 18 for a criminal purpose and two counts of attempting to obtain for consideration the sexual services of a person under 18.
(She was advertising for girls between 14 and 18, when the legal age is 16! Nobody said she was smart!)