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July 17, 2018 11:11 PM John Herdman outlines Canada’s 2026 World Cup game plan

“Those four matches give us an opportunity to really start assessing the players,” said Herdman. “It’s not a given that you’re going to qualify for the Gold Cup. Every game is critical to our success in achieving a World Cup qualification berth.” Herdman sees this as an opportunity to engage fans and help draw in top tier players that hold dual citizenship 7

July 17, 2018 4:45 PM ‘I didn’t know how to refuse’: Two survivors share stories of sexual assault in U.S. immigration detention centres

“He grabbed my breasts … He put his hands in my pants and he touched my private parts,” she said. “He touched me again inside the van, and my hands were tied. And he started masturbating.” In 2014, a 19-year-old asylum seeker, “E.D.,” was staying in a family detention centre in Pennsylvania with her 3-year-old son. A few months into her seven-month stay, she was sexually 6

July 15, 2018 8:38 PM Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton Harbour

“Ray was instrumental in our run to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, and at his best he brought a competitive edge and combative mentality to the game,” Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Senators, said in a statement. “On behalf of our entire organization, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Ray's family, friends and loved ones." “My wife and I were just talking 9

July 14, 2018 11:58 PM Italy says France, Malta will take some migrants rescued from fishing boat

Early Saturday, the migrants were taken off the boat and transferred onto a rescue vessel from the EU border patrol agency Frontex and a ship from the Italian border police. The Maltese government said Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had agreed to participate in the migrant relocation initiative, similar to one involving the Lifeline ship of a German aid group 9

July 12, 2018 7:46 PM Alberta goes to the polls to fill vacancies in two byelections

Albertans are casting ballots today in two byelections to replace two members of the United Conservative Party. In Fort McMurray-Conklin, former Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean left in March after his unsuccessful bid to head the United Conservatives. There are five candidates in each riding, and advanced polling suggests a greater interest in the races 12

July 11, 2018 10:02 PM Raptors 905 promote Chad Sanders to general manager

“As much as the 905 has a hand in developing our young Raptors on the court, it plays equally as large of a role in the development of our up-and-coming staff members. Chad becomes just the latest in an already long line of Raptors staffers to utilize the 905 to move up within our ranks,” said Tolzman. “After just one season as a member of our team, Chad showed 18

July 8, 2018 11:34 PM Looting follows protests over fuel prices in Haitian capital

Chapin United Methodist Church in South Carolina posted online that its mission team was safe but stranded. Marcy Kenny, assimilation minister for the church, told the State newspaper that the group hoped the unrest would abate enough for them to safely make it to the airport. A North Carolina doctor and his son were part of another medical mission group 9

July 7, 2018 9:02 PM Qataris considering a 48-team option for 2022 World Cup

MOSCOW—Qatari organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they’re open to talks about a 48-team tournament, and can see a format to host it alone. FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s wish to add 16 extra teams in 2022 was seen as pushing Qatar toward letting neighbouring states into a co-hosting plan. In Moscow last month, pressure on Qatar was eased when the Infantino-chaired 10

July 3, 2018 5:16 PM Spending more than $1,000 on children’s activities? Think again

The financial trouble typically starts when the children reach school-age. This is when parents start registering their children in activities and have to start paying school fees for school trips, year books and craft fairs. It’s also when some parents start getting competitive and use their children as trophies to show off their financial success 10

July 3, 2018 2:57 PM Patrick Brown attempts political comeback in Peel

He has a dozen honourary chairs on his campaign, including Bill McBain, an advisor to former NDP premier Bob Rae; Senator Victor Oh; Tiger Ali Singh, philanthropist and former professional wrestler; former Caledon fire chief Dave Forfar; businesswoman Asha Luthra, who was the first female president of the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Ramesh Chotai 8