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Clicks of the Day: June 15, 16, 17 2012 Weekend Edition!

Welcome to the three-day roundup …

Weekend Edition (June 15, 16, 17) of Clicks of the Day!

Clicks of the Day is a daily round up of news posted Sunday through Thursday with quantity and quality of content differing depending on how busy Linda’s day is.

    Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

  • Triple-murder suspect in custody in B.C., police comb for evidence
  • “Police said Sunday that triple-murder suspect Travis Baumgartner is being held in custody in Langley, B.C and anticipate he will be transferred back to Edmonton within the next week. EPS Supt. Bob Hassel said five homicide detectives and three forensics investigators flew into Langley Saturday night and are currently sifting through evidence and interviewing Baumgartner. Baumgartner, 21, was arrested without incident around 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lynden, WA U.S.-Canada border south of Abbotsford, B.C.”

    Great news. Glad he has been captured.

  • Memorial ride in honour of Good Samaritan
  • “A memorial ride took place Saturday in honour of a Good Samaritan recently killed in a hit-and-run… Green was new to Edmonton and had just moved to the city from Toronto six months ago, but friends said in that short time Green had touched a lot of lives. Friends said Green was passionate about motorcycles so they went on a ride Saturday to honour his memory and show Green’s family in Ontario just how much the Edmonton community cared about him.”

    I think that’s so nice of his friends. And to have only been here six months and have friends like that, he must have really been a great guy.

  • Arbitrator chooses Air Canada contract for machinists
  • “A federal arbitrator ruled in favour of Air Canada in their 14-month-old labour dispute with the company’s unionized machinists. Arbitrator Michel Picher ruled to impose the airline’s final contract offer on Sunday. The five-year contract would be in effect until March 31, 2016.”

    Never a win for the little guy~

  • Radiohead drum tech killed in Toronto stage collapse
  • “Members of the British rock band Radiohead said they are “shattered” by the death of their drum technician, who was killed after a stage collapsed at Toronto’s Downsview Park hours before the band was scheduled to perform Saturday night. Scott Johnson, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene after the massive stage collapsed.”

    :(

  • B.C. Supreme Court strikes down assisted suicide ban
  • “The British Columbia Supreme Court struck down the laws banning doctor-assisted suicides Friday, calling them unconstitutional and discriminatory. The court ruled in favour of the plaintiffs who argued that the ban infringed on patients’ charter rights, bringing to a close a months-long trial that reignited the national debate on assisted suicides.”

    Good news…

  • Listening equipment ‘will record conversations’ at Canadian airports: CBSA
  • “Airports and border crossings across Canada are being wired with high-definition cameras and microphones that can eavesdrop on travellers’ conversations, according to the Canada Border Services Agency. A CBSA statement said that audio-video monitoring and recording is already in place at unidentified CBSA sites at airports and border points of entry as part of an effort to enhance “border integrity, infrastructure and asset security and health and safety.” As part of the work, the agency is introducing audio-monitoring equipment as well. “It is important to note that even though audio technology is installed, no audio is recorded at this time. It will become functional at a later date,” CBSA spokesman Chris Kealey said in a written statement.”

    Big brother. Not particular fond of this.

  • ‘Toxic reaction’ could be behind Quebec sisters’ deaths
  • “A small town in eastern Quebec remains in shock after two young women from the community were found dead while on vacation across the world. Evidence suggests the pair may have been been accidentally poisoned while holidaying in Thailand.”

    Very sad.

    World

  • Greece’s pro-euro party proposes coalition
  • “The pro-bailout New Democracy party appeared poised to come out on top in Greece’s national election Sunday, and quickly proposed forming a pro-euro coalition government… Official projections Sunday showed no party would win enough of parliament’s 300 seats to form a government. However, Greece’s two traditional parties — New Democracy and PASOK — will be able to form a coalition.”

    Hope things get better over there…

  • Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt election
  • “The Muslim Brotherhood declared early Monday that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt’s presidential election, even as the military handed themselves the lion’s share of power over the new president, enshrining their hold on the state and sharpening the possibility of confrontation with the Islamists. With parliament dissolved and martial law effectively in force, the generals made themselves the country’s lawmakers, gave themselves control over the budget and will determine who writes the permanent constitution that will define the country’s future. But as they claimed victory over Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in the election, the Brotherhood challenged the military’s power grab.”

    Oy.

  • Japan to restart first nuclear reactors since tsunami
  • “Japan’s government on Saturday approved bringing the country’s first nuclear reactors back online since last year’s earthquake and tsunami led to a nationwide shutdown, going against wider public opinion that is opposed to nuclear power after Fukushima.”

    Yeah probably not a good idea…

  • Wildfire destroys most homes in Colo. history
  • “Crews in northern Colorado braced for powerful fire-fanning winds as they battle a blaze that has scorched about 85 square miles of mountainous forest land and destroyed at least 181 homes, the most in state history.”

    Very sad.

    Health

  • Are we prepared for 18 million cancer survivors?
  • “An estimated 13.7 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive on January 1, 2012, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute. Researchers expect the number of cancer survivors to rise to 18 million by 2022… Unfortunately, doctors may not be prepared to deal with the problems cancer survivors face.”

    Just go away cancer.

  • Secondhand smoke tied to more health effects
  • “People regularly exposed to secondhand smoke may have increased risks of dying from various causes, a long-term study from China suggests. Researchers found that compared with adults who lived and worked in smoke-free environs, those exposed to secondhand smoke were more likely to die of heart disease or lung cancer over 17 years. And they were also more likely to die of stroke or the lung disease emphysema — two diseases that have had relatively weaker links to secondhand smoke.”

    So everyone please don’t smoke near me.

  • Breast milk kills HIV and blocks its oral transmission in humanized mouse
  • “Does breast milk transmit the virus or protect against it? New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine explores this paradox in a humanized mouse model, demonstrating that breast milk has a strong virus killing effect and protects against oral transmission of HIV. “This study provides significant insight into the amazing ability of breast milk to destroy HIV and prevent its transmission,” said J. Victor Garcia, PhD, senior author on the study.”

    Powerful breast milk.

  • Could poor mental health be driving Canada’s obesity epidemic?
  • “Canada is losing the war against obesity because we’re ignoring one of its major drivers, doctors say: the state of our mental well-being. Some say obesity and mental health are so intricately entwined, they should be considered a “double epidemic.” Depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, attention deficit disorders, post traumatic stress, addictions — all can cause changes in appetite, energy and metabolism that can prime people to gain weight. What’s more, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and newer generation anti-psychotics — drugs Canadians are being prescribed in record numbers — can themselves cause rapid and dramatic weight gain.”

    Hmm.

    Technology/Social Media/Internet

  • Facebook to pay $10M to settle suit
  • “Facebook Inc has agreed to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit that accused the site of violating users’ rights to control the use of their own names, photographs and likenesses, according to court documents made public over the weekend. The lawsuit, brought by five Facebook members, alleged the social networking site violated California law by publicizing users’ “likes” of certain advertisers on its “Sponsored Stories” feature without paying them or giving them a way to opt out, the documents said. The settlement was reached last month but made public this weekend. Facebook declined to comment on Saturday.”

    Well, good for those Facebook members.

    Business/Work/Economy/Media

  • Canada’s household debt burden rises to record high
  • “Canadian households have hit a dubious new record for debt. Fresh Statistics Canada data shows the ratio of debt to personal disposable income rose to 152 per cent last quarter, up from 150.6 at the end of 2011. The number will likely be of concern to Mark Carney, who heads the Bank of Canada, which warned again this week that the record level of household debt leaves Canadians vulnerable to an economic shock.”

    Blagh.

  • The underground website where you can buy any drug imaginable
  • “About three weeks ago, the US Postal Service delivered an ordinary envelope to Mark’s door. Inside was a tiny plastic bag containing 10 tabs of LSD. “If you had opened it, unless you were looking for it, you wouldn’t have even noticed,” Mark told us in a phone interview… Through a combination of anonymity technology and a sophisticated user-feedback system, Silk Road makes buying and selling illegal drugs as easy as buying used electronics – and seemingly as safe. It’s Amazon – if Amazon sold mind-altering chemicals.”

    What the heck!!

  • The Porsche of BlackBerrys, yours for just two grand
  • “The Canadian debut of the cumbersomely named Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone from BlackBerry. For $1,890, the P’9981 comes with a stainless steel frame, leather back and a touch-screen. It also features all manner of accessories, such as branded batteries and a steel-and-leather charging pod. Customers who pick up one of these things will also get a “premium” BlackBerry PIN, presumably something memorable, akin to a custom licence plate. The phone’s user interface has also been customized, but you’re still getting most of the same features you’ll find on one of those proletarian BlackBerrys.”

    Wtf. This is not helping you, RIM.

    Environment/Space/Animals/Science

  • Scientists create malaria-proof mosquito species
  • “Researchers at the University of California Irvine say they have created a mosquito incapable of transmitting malaria, an advance with the potential to change the lives of hundreds of millions in Africa and other malaria-plagued regions of the world.”

    I hate the idea of messing with animals/insects but it would help a lot of people…

  • Mysterious UFO-shaped object sunk in Baltic Sea gets photographed by divers
  • “Last year, a mysterious UFO-shaped 18.2m disc was discovered in the bottom of the Baltic sea by a Swedish ocean exploration team using sonar. Now they have managed to get near it and take photographs. According to diver Stefan Hogeborn, they have never seen anything like this.”

    Totes aliens.

  • 5 Big Misconceptions About Extraterrestrial Life
  • “Astrobiologists have deduced a few answers by combining their knowledge of life on Earth with their understanding of the cosmos as a whole. Their profile of ET might not be what you expected.”

    Interesting read! Oh my fascination with extraterrestrials.

    Weird News, Other News & Fluff

  • Nik Wallenda makes historic Niagara Falls walk
  • “A history-making event came to a successful conclusion Friday night as daredevil Nik Wallenda stepped off his tightrope onto Canadian soil, ending a tense 25-minute journey across Niagara Falls… he was greeted by two border guards when he stepped onto Canadian soil. “What is the purpose of your trip?” asked one guard. Wallenda’s answer was simple. “To inspire people around the world,” he said.”

    It’s crazy what a spectacle this was.

  • Connecticut man calls 911 because local deli is making his sandwich wrong
  • “A Connecticut man called 911 on Wednesday to report a deli was making his sandwich wrong. “I specifically asked for, um, little um, turkey, and little, um, ham and a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise,” he told the dispatcher. “And they are giving me a hard time so I was wondering if you could stop by…””

    Lol. Wow.

  • [Video]: Security camera footage in Coca-Cola ad catches people being awesome
  • “Security cameras get a bad rap, especially in the age of Google Earth, when satellite-powered privacy invasion is a legitimate concern. Sometimes, however, the omnipresence of surveillance in our lives unwittingly captures what makes them worth living. In a new ad from Coke Latin America and production company Landia, security camera footage from around the world is used to show off some creatively titled anti-crimes that tend to go under-reported. These acts range from “Honest Pickpocketing” (returning a wallet someone dropped) to “Potato Cheap Dealing” (giving a bag of chips to the homeless guy outside of a convenience store.)”

    What a wonderful video.

  • [Video]: Kitten tries jumping for the first time
  • “7-week-old Ragazzo tries to jump from the coffee table to the couch for the first time, and if this anything to go by, maybe the last time too.”

    Lol. Poor wittle kitty.


Thor (and/or Loki) Photo of the Day:

My two kitties formed one long kitty in this carefully angled photo, lol.


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Linda

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She’s also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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I’m a big brunch fan so today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is Brunch for 2 to @BundokYEG! (valued at $40).
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Have you tried @ErnestsNAIT? This #yegfood gem and one of Canada’s Best Restaurants (voted by @opentable users!) features delicious cuisine & service by @NAIT Culinary Arts & Hospitality students! I’ve always had a great meal at Ernest’s and now you can too - For today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻, I’m giving away a $50 gift card to this affordable fine dining spot. —————————————
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Ernest's is an Edmonton food gem - an affordable fine dining spot featuring delicious cuisine and excellent service by NAIT Culinary Arts and Hospitality students. This dining room has been a huge part of the Culinary Arts department for over 50 years, and is recognized as one of Edmonton's top dining experiences. The coolest part is that all the food is prepared and served by students! Ernest's offers a lunch and dinner menu, along with a lunch buffet, and is often host to a bunch of wicked culinary dinners featuring celebrity chefs and local chefs. You're always in good hands at Ernest's. They’ve also been named one of Canada's Best 100 Restaurants in past years, AND for 2017! If you've never tried, now's your chance! I used to call it a hidden gem but it shouldn't be hidden because everyone should know about Ernest's! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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Happy #TacoTuesday!! 🌮🌮 Today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is a $50 gift card to @ElCortezYEG!! Eat all the tacos, tequila, and try their new winter menu!
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El Cortez is a super cool Mexican kitchen + tequila bar just off Whyte Ave @oldstrathcona. The restaurant/bar specializes in traditional Latin food with a modern twist. Their tasty menu features tacos, tapas, gourmet street food, and Latin brunch. They are one of just 9 establishments in the WORLD to be certified by The Tequila Regulatory Council (so their tequila offerings are legit). They also have amazing decor and an overall wicked vibe - like when I say it's super cool I mean this place oozes cool. Check out the funky graffiti-style wall art and the crazy-lit bathrooms. El Cortez is always a good time. They just launched their new winter menu too so be sure to check it out, PLUS - on Tuesdays its half-price tacos!! 🌮 They’re also currently running a holiday gift card promotion! For every minimum $50 gift card purchased, El Cortez is donating $5 to the Humane Animal Rescue Team @hartedmonton! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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  • 🎁 DEC 4 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
Mondays can be hard. Ramen can help! 🍜 Today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is a $50 gift card to @yegnoodles!! Eat all their delicious noodz. 🍜
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The Prairie Noodle Shop takes Japanese ramen and infuses it with flavours unique to Alberta. The team behind Prairie Noodle Shop tested the market with a series of ramen pop-ups before opening their 124 Street location. This prairie-inspired ramen is one of the best (and certainly one of the most unique) in the city! Try their NEW winter menu which includes beef and curry bowls, the return of their 🧀 bowl, and new small plates & beers! 🍺 Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
* * UPDATE * * The winner is Jerb2 from Twitter! Thanks for entering everyone!! .
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  • Sunday Funday at @centralsocialhall trying their delicious brunch 🥂😍 & learning about how the company has evolved over the years - stepping up their #yegfood game! Thanks for the great company @becausemimosas @argenplath @antonatienza & for the invite @jessekupina @vancebosch @chattygirlmedia! 🙏🏻
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  • 🎁 DEC 3 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
On Sundays, we brunch! 🍳🥓🤤 That’s why today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is Brunch for Four to @xix19! (valued at $120!)
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To enter, do two things: 
1. Make sure you’re following me and @xix19!
2. Tag a friend in the comments to spread the word about the giveaway!
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For even MORE chances to win, enter through my Twitter @lindork and Facebook (Lindork - Linda Hoang)! I’ll pick a winner on Dec. 4 out of all entries received here, on my Facebook and Twitter. —————————————
XIX Nineteen offers simply great food. Head Chef Andrew Fung is one of my favourite chefs in Edmonton. Must-orders on their brunch menu: their crispy chicken & waffle (pictured), their five spice bao benny, their Moroccan meatball tagine, and their banana bread french toast. On their regular menu - XIX Nineteen’s signature Ahi Tuna Twists is a must!! XIX Nineteen has two locations - one in Terwillegar south Edmonton and one in St. Albert. Give it a try if you haven’t yet! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
* * UPDATE * * Congrats to @gingergolovely of Instagram, winner of Brunch for Four to @xix19! Thanks to everyone who entered. Watch for more giveaways! .
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#yeg #yegfood #edmontonfood#exploreedmonton #lindorksgiveaways #yegxmas #yegchristmas #edmonton #edmontonchristmas #holidays #festive #festivities #hohoho #merrychristmas #xixnineteen #xix19 #chefandrewfung #terwillegar #stalbert #stalbertfood #brunch #sundaysareforbrunch #sundayfunday #brunchbrunchbrunch #chickenandwaffles #bubblewaffles
  • 🎁 DEC 2 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
Today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is an All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner for Two to @EatPampaYEG! (valued at $100!)
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To enter, do two things: 
1. Make sure you’re following me and @EatPampaYEG!
2. Tag a friend in the comments to spread the word about the giveaway!
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For even MORE chances to win, enter through my Twitter @lindork and Facebook (Lindork - Linda Hoang)! I’ll pick a winner on Dec. 3 out of all entries received here, on my Facebook and Twitter. —————————————
Pampa's Brazilian churrascaria provides unlimited fire-roasted select cuts of AAA Alberta beef, pork, chicken and lamb, served table-side. I love their rump steak! They also have a huge salad bar and unbelievably delicious Brazilian cheese buns (#paodequeijo!) Pampa has two Edmonton locations (downtown + Ellerslie) and one location in Calgary! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
* * UPDATE * * Congratulations to Candice M from Facebook, winner of Dinner for 2 to @eatpampayeg!! .
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