Riders post second-best profit ever

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders may have struggled on the field in 2011, but that did not prevent them from realizing a healthy profit on last season’s operations.The Roughriders showed a surplus of slightly more than $3.8 million in the 2011-12 fiscal year, which concluded March 31. That is the second-best financial performance in the CFL team’s history, ranking behind

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Roughriders enjoy respite

The Saskatchewan Roughriders received a break Wednesday from the physical grind of training camp. Only one practice was conducted at the University of Regina, marking a change after consecutive two-a-day-ssessions. There was a short session of offence versus defence, but the majority of the practice was devoted to special teams. “We were just trying to make sure the guys get

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Jordan Sisco making an impression on the Saskatchewan Roughriders with beard, performance

REGINA — There may be more to fear than Jordan Sisco’s beard at the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ main training camp. “It looks like he has one of those Stanley Cup playoff beards going on,’’ Jason Tucker, the Riders’ receivers coach said with a chuckle after Thursday’s morning session at the University of Regina. “I tell him every now and again that

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Music training improves the aging process, researchers say

EVANSTON, Ill. — Music training has a lifelong good impact on the aging process, says a new study out of Northwestern University. Researchers in the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern measured the automatic brain responses of younger and older musicians and non-musicians to speech sounds. Researchers discovered that older musicians had a distinct neural timing advantage. Researchers concluded that age-related

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Elvis lives — as a hologram

LOS ANGELES – Elvis is coming back from the dead, thanks to some digital wizardry. Digital Domain Media Group Inc., the Academy Award-winning studio that created visual effects for the Transformers films and Tron: Legacy, has signed an agreement with Core Media Group to jointly develop and produce a series of “virtual” Elvis Presley likenesses for a range of entertainment

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Feds want increased penalties for those who put food safety at risk

OTTAWA — The federal government is unveiling a food-safety bill Thursday that will hike penalties for serious offences to $5 million. The bill, to be tabled in the Senate, could bring together as many as five food statutes with varying standards under one piece of legislation — the food provisions of the Food and Drugs Act, the Consumer Packaging and

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