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Radio Noon - January 31, 2011

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Hockey game assault

Blood was spilled at the Senior Men's hockey game in Carbonear this weekend. But it wasn't on the ice. The game was between the Conception Bay North CeeBees and the Mount Pearl Blades. Spectator Glenn Legge alleges a Mount Pearl player threw a water bottle at him. The RCMP plan to charge a player with assault with a weapon. Terry Roberts covered the game for the The Compass Newspaper. He joins me on the line now from Carbonear.
It's like an extreme version of the TV show Survivor.  If you're a black-legged Kittiwake and you breed successfully, you get to overwinter in Britain. But if you don't, you have to fly all the way to Nfld. & Lab. to overwinter. Kittiwakes are also go by the name Tickleace. They're the gulls that look like the tips of their wings were dipped in black paint. And they're strange behaviour was uncovered by Maria Bogdonova and her colleagues in the United Kingdom. She's an animal population expert, we reached her in Edinburgh, Scotland.  
His given name was William David Perlman. But he preferred to be called Poppa Neutrino. You might remember he sailed a raft made out of junk from Fermeuse to Ireland.
Well, Poppa Neutrino has died at the age of 77. That raft was a sight. Made out of plywood, foam, old tires and other recycled garbage. The original plan was to sail the raft from New York City to France. But that plan had to be modified. Here's crew member Ed Gary speaking to the CBC's Kathy Porter in August of 1997.
Here's a link to Poppa Neutrino's obituary in the New York Times:
You see and hear that attitude all the time. So and so has let herself go. So and so wouldn't have so many health problems if they'd just lose weight. If fat people want to lose weight, why don't they get up off the couch and stop stuffing their faces. Is it entirely up to the individual, though? What about the fact that in many communities, it's much easier to drive around than walk. Or that junky food is often a lot cheaper than good food. Or that a lot of people's jobs involve an awful lot of sitting. My guest Dr. Arya Sharma. He holds the chair in obesity research at the University of Alberta and he's the scientific director of the Canadian Obesity Network.
Dr Sharma's website: www.drsharma.ca