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  • Zoom: Sochi Olympic medals unveiled
    which feature a patchwork design representing Russia s different regions on May 30 Read more Select the front or back of the medals using the tabs below then hover over the image to zoom in and explore its details Olympic front Olympic back Paralympic front Paralympic back Source Reuters Story Social Media Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback End of Story Social Media The week in news Rob Ford scandal

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/zoom-sochi-medals/ (2013-06-03)
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  • Chris Hall: Why the Mike Duffy Senate scandal still perk-olates - Politics - CBC News
    the prime minister knew about the Wright Duffy entanglement and about why he waited almost five days to accept Wright s resignation the Conservatives reverted to a more familiar tactic Harper and Heritage Minister James Moore went on the attack accusing the New Democrats and Liberals of expenses and tax avoiding scandals of their own The facts are clear Harper missed Question Period on Thursday or perhaps a better word is skipped Either way he still couldn t escape the controversy Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Parliament Hill on Thursday There is no escaping the Duffy questions these days Fred Chartrand Canadian Press Reporters took advantage of a joint news conference with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to ask the prime minister how he could not have known about Wright s role in repaying the money Yeah look the prime minister said his tone curt Very briefly the facts in this case are clear They are absolutely clear They are not good But they are clear and they are simple Mr Wright decided to use his own personal money to assist Mr Duffy to reimburse the taxpayers of Canada That s what he decided to do and he decided not to tell me until the 15th of May after speculation about the source of the funds appeared in the media Had he been told the prime minister added I would have said not to do it Strategists will no doubt debate the wisdom of the government s evolving responses and the effectiveness of responding to a scandal by accusing their opponents of being just as bad But there s no debate that this scandal is far from running its course Two weeks in and the Harper government is no longer dealing with just inappropriate expense claims by Duffy and a handful of others senators and the lone actions of a trusted adviser It has now become a serious challenge to the government s own competence and failure to fully own up to the Duffy Wright business at the first opportunity And for that the prime minister and his team have no one to blame but themselves Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Stay Connected with CBC News Mobile Facebook Podcasts Twitter Alerts Newsletter Big Box Advertisement Power Politics Ballot Box question by Rosemary Barton Jun 1 2013 10 39 AM Should Rob Ford step down as Mayor of Toronto Top News Headlines Turkish PM rejects dictator label as Taksim Square swarmed Turkey s prime minister rejected claims that is an authoritarian leader dismissing protesters as an extremist fringe even as thousands moved back into the landmark square that was the site of the fiercest anti government outburst in years more Pistorius family shaken by bloody bathroom images Oscar Pistorius family is shaken by the graphic leaked images broadcast by a British television station that purport to show the bloodied bathroom where the Olympian fatally shot his girlfriend on Valentine s Day more Train derails in bridge

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/30/f-vp-hall-duffy-ethics.html (2013-06-03)
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  • 'Constant circus' around Rob Ford a distraction, councillors say - Toronto - CBC News
    that it could be business as usual Wynne was also asked if the province would intervene if the situation at city hall gets worse There is currently no existing legislation to allow the province to force any change at the municipal level There are actions we can take and those that we can t said Wynne I have to listen to my advisers and the legal advice that we get as to whether we can or cannot and what s appropriate and what s not appropriate I will act when and if it is appropriate having followed the due process Both Rob Ford and his brother Coun Doug Ford bristled at Wynne s comments At a press conference Thursday Doug Ford called Wynne an unelected premier and said she should first take care of problems at Queen s Park before criticizing the mayor Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Stay Connected with CBC News Mobile Facebook Podcasts Twitter Alerts Newsletter Big Box Advertisement Latest Toronto News Headlines Ford brothers demand apology for gutter journalism The Ford brothers took aim again at the Toronto Star on Sunday demanding an apology for a story that claimed records belonging to former staffers in the mayor s office were slated to be destroyed more Not all mayors swayed by 53B federal promise More than 1 800 municipal leaders from across Canada are calling for an overhaul of the way they get money from the federal government especially when it comes to transportation and infrastructure projects more Body pulled from Humber River near Old Mill Bridge A body was recovered from the Humber River near the Old Mill Bridge early Sunday morning police say more No sizzling Canadian summer in forecast like last year Last year many Canadians basked in the warmest summer in 65 years but overall it won t be quite as warm heading into the season this time according to Environment Canada more Oshawa woman charged in death of 89 year old neighbour An Oshawa woman has been charged in connection with the death of her 89 year old neighbour after an altercation at an apartment building in the city s north end overnight Sunday more Must Watch Top News Headlines Turkish PM rejects dictator label as Taksim Square swarmed Turkey s prime minister rejected claims that is an authoritarian leader dismissing protesters as an extremist fringe even as thousands moved back into the landmark square that was the site of the fiercest anti government outburst in years more Pistorius family shaken by bloody bathroom images Oscar Pistorius family is shaken by the graphic leaked images broadcast by a British television station that purport to show the bloodied bathroom where the Olympian fatally shot his girlfriend on Valentine s Day more Train derails in bridge collapse near Sudbury Ont Canadian Pacific says there is no indication that a freight train derailment east of Sudbury on Sunday poses a danger to the public or the environment more Syrian rebels Hezbollah battle in worst

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/05/31/toronto-ford-council.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Greg Weston: Senate scandal may be Harper's worst hour - Politics - CBC News
    by claiming his P E I property as his primary residence Duffy got it all a housing allowance to live in his suddenly secondary Ottawa home almost 90 a day for other living costs while he was in the capital on Senate business and taxpayer funded trips to P E I and back In four years he claimed almost 90 000 plus dozens of free trips between Ottawa and P E I for himself and his wife Yet until six months ago no one in high office apparently raised an eyebrow Ditto for Liberal Senator Mac Harb and Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau who had made similar arrangements after going to the Senate It wasn t until the media subsequently raised questions late last year about Brazeau then Harb then Duffy that the Senate finally called in the private auditing firm Deloitte Conservative Senator Pam Wallin also came under scrutiny for her travel claims a probe that continues Duffy neglected to mention Wright s generosity According to Senate documents on Feb 14 this year Duffy s case was sent to Deloitte for a full audit of his housing and travel claims A week later Duffy told CBC he and his wife were voluntarily repaying just over 90 000 in housing allowances He neglected to mention they would be paying with money from the prime minister s chief of staff In any case Duffy s repayment didn t stop the audit Sometime in late April Deloitte submitted its findings to the Senate and a report was prepared by the sub committee that first sent Duffy s file to the auditors On May 7 the Senate sub committee of two Conservative senators and one Liberal approved a damning draft report saying there was no justification for Duffy s having claimed his Ottawa home as a secondary residence But a funny thing happened on the way to the Senate the two Conservatives agreed to doctor the report Two days later in the official report to the Senate all references critical of Duffy had been deleted Compare the draft Duffy report and the final version This week one of the Conservative senators involved in altering the report admitted he discussed Duffy with Harper s chief of staff Nigel Wright generous donor of the 90 000 gift cheque two months ago I would have been having a number of discussions with Nigel Senator David Tkachuk said He didn t tell me to do anything really We discussed Mike Duffy and the situation he was in I mean the Prime Minister s Office was very concerned about this They don t like this scandal going on It was hurting us politically Clearly it still is Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Stay Connected with CBC News Mobile Facebook Podcasts Twitter Alerts Newsletter Big Box Advertisement Power Politics Ballot Box question by Rosemary Barton Jun 1 2013 10 39 AM Should Rob Ford step down as Mayor of Toronto Top News Headlines Turkish PM rejects dictator label as

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/24/f-greg-weston-harper-duffy.html (2013-06-03)
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    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/networkstream/ (2013-06-03)
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  • Oscar Pistorius soared above Paralympic peers | Sports | CBC Sports
    he overcame the inertia of the starting blocks took flight He went on to sweep the 100m 200m and 400m gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games By that time he was starting to make noise on the able bodied athletics scene stirring up questions about the fairness of a runner with two prosthetic legs It was argued that his spring like carbon fibre feet which all amputee sprinters wear seemed to give him unusual energy return in the latter stages of races against able bodied runners Originally he was denied the opportunity to race in International Amateur Athletics Federation sanctioned events but that ruling was overturned when tests revealed that Pistorius s slow acceleration out of the blocks kept him from having an overall net advantage over able bodied sprinters My first interview with Pistorius was at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester England in 2005 He was a shy 18 year old kid who won both the 100m and 200m both events on the program for the T44 category meaning below the knee amputees I met him again the next year at that same competition and wound up sharing a cab ride with the young man and his coach Ampie Louw Although I had no idea of the fame he would one day achieve it was obvious that he was a motivated and talented athlete who had arrived just in time to take advantage of the most advanced period of prosthetic technology in history I was struck then and many times since with his humility and sincerity A rare twist on that came last summer in London at the Paralympics when he was beaten at the tape by Brazil s Alan Oliviera Pistorius mocked his rival on the track on the podium and in the press But the next day he seemed struck by the audacity of his own actions and apologized to Oliviera through the world media Download Flash Player to view this content Admired worldwide Canada s great wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc is arguably the most famous Paralympian not named Pistorius in the world Her back to back sweeps of every event from 100m to 1500m at the Athens and Beijing Games put her in a legendary orbit But Pistorius s fame exceeded Petitclerc s by several levels His success on the track as a disabled athlete beating able bodied elites put him in a spotlight never before seen among his Paralympic peers His poise and media savvy off the track combined with the against all odds nature of his story made him irresistible for sports and non sports media The fact that he made over a million dollars per year on various endorsements according to a New York Times article ranging from American shoe giant Nike to French perfume maker Thierry Mugler put him in uncharted waters for a Paralympian His presence on American network television programs such as the Late Show with David Letterman cemented his status as an athlete who could not

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/opinion/2013/02/oscar-pistorius-soared-above-paralympic-peers.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Do we mythologize athletes too much? | CBC Books | CBC Radio
    out there who would always be a hero I thought it was Oscar Pistorius But the more Bissinger thought about the disturbing story the more he came to a troublesome conclusion He realized that many people idealize athletes far too much and that the media is mostly to blame for this The adulation of athletes is built up through hyperbolic news features that connect success in sports with the powerful universal narrative of achieving dreams Bissinger says this media mythologizing of sports has been happening for decades noting that renowned sportswriter Grantland Rice referred to the backfield of the 1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Bissinger says we come to see our athletes as larger than life which is why when their very human failures become public the sins can seem so much greater so much more surprising You go through the list and it s much bigger than this but Lance Armstrong Tiger Woods an American football player named Jovan Belcher who killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide I mean the list goes on and on and on he said I don t think they re meant to be role models we put these guys on a pedestal that ultimately can become very very dangerous and I think that happened in the case of Oscar Pistorius To expect athletes to be model citizens is mistake Bissinger says because while we re all narcissistic to one degree or another athletes are the biggest narcissists in the world and would do anything to get an extra edge Performance enhancing drugs are a huge issue in sports but it goes beyond steroids The extra edge could come from the use of gray area technology or controversial training methods or publicity drummed up the

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/books/2013/02/do-we-mythologize-athletes-too-much.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Turkish PM rejects 'dictator' label as Taksim Square swarmed - World - CBC News
    manipulated by an opposition unable to beat the government at the ballot box He said 89 police vehicles 42 private cars four buses and 94 businesses were destroyed by the vandalism of the past two days Alluding to his party s strong base Erdogan said he had the power to summon much larger numbers of his supporters at rallies Our supporters are calling and saying are we going to stay silent but I am urging calm he said in an interview with Haberturk television Erdogan reiterated that his government would not back away from plans to uproot trees at Taksim as part of his urban renovation plans for the area In a statement that could cause more controversy he also declared that a mosque would be built at Taksim The mosque plans have long been contentious because it would further shrink the green spaces in Istanbul s city centre Some argue that there are already plenty of mosques around Taksim I am not going to seek the permission of the the opposition or a handful of looters Erdogan said He also defended his government s environmental record saying it had planted two billion trees and built 160 parks since coming to office in 2002 In Berlin meanwhile about 500 people staged a peaceful solidarity protest outside the Turkish Embassy The people are finally standing up speaking up and fighting for their rights said Hakan Tas a deputy for the Left Party in Berlin s local assembly who took part in the protest In Greece s second largest city Thessaloniki 1 000 people many of them Turkish students marched peacefully to the Turkish consulate shouting slogans against Erdogan Police blocked them from reaching the building The Associated Press 2013 Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Stay Connected with CBC News Mobile Facebook Podcasts Twitter Alerts Newsletter Big Box Advertisement Top News Headlines Turkish PM rejects dictator label as Taksim Square swarmed Turkey s prime minister rejected claims that is an authoritarian leader dismissing protesters as an extremist fringe even as thousands moved back into the landmark square that was the site of the fiercest anti government outburst in years more Pistorius family shaken by bloody bathroom images Oscar Pistorius family is shaken by the graphic leaked images broadcast by a British television station that purport to show the bloodied bathroom where the Olympian fatally shot his girlfriend on Valentine s Day more Train derails in bridge collapse near Sudbury Ont Canadian Pacific says there is no indication that a freight train derailment east of Sudbury on Sunday poses a danger to the public or the environment more Syrian rebels Hezbollah battle in worst clash in Lebanon Syrian rebels fought with the gunmen from the Hezbollah militia in a deadly clash on Lebanese soil a security official and local media said Sunday in the latest sign Syria s civil war is spilling over the country s borders more Queen s coronation made history for Canada and for television It was a ceremony

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/06/02/turkey-ankara-protest-aftermath.html?autoplay=true (2013-06-03)
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