Leaders from First Nations across B.C. have returned home from Geneva, after presenting arguments on systemic racial discrimination experienced by Indigenous people in Canada. The delegation addressing the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) shared its account of how Indigenous communities continue to face discrimination through federal policy. She was one of the Indigenous representatives who presented to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva. Wilson said many of the issues around racial discrimination stem from struggles over land rights and title and major resource projects are often to blame.
August 18, 2017 01:07 UTC
ATLANTA—The U.S. Department of Justice says a Canadian man has been charged after allegedly flying to Atlanta in an attempt to have sex with a 13-year-old Georgia girl he met on the internet. Officials say the 53-year-old Ontario man has been arraigned on federal charges of using the internet to entice a child for sexual activity and enticing the girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct over the internet. Prosecutors allege Yves Joseph Legault met a Marietta, Ga., girl on Omegle, a free and anonymous online text and video chat tool, in July. After moving to another site, it’s alleged he asked the teen to perform sexual acts on live video-streaming for him and eventually arranged to travel to Atlanta in order to have sex with her. Legault was arrested on Aug. 11 after flying from Toronto to Atlanta and was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday.
August 18, 2017 00:40 UTC
At 40, Floyd Mayweather says training is tougher than ever ... but his mental game remains strong. ( JOHN GURZINSKI / AFP/GETTY IMAGES )Floyd Mayweather insists he isn’t kidding about feeling each of his 40 years as he trains for the final fight of his hall of fame boxing career. “I don’t think I’m the same Floyd Mayweather that I was 21 years ago . I’m not even the same Floyd Mayweather that I was five or two years ago. “I expect him to knock Floyd Mayweather out.”Mayweather told reporters he’s seen the videos and isn’t impressed.
August 18, 2017 00:33 UTC
Running beside Fenway Park, Yawkey Way is named after a former Red Sox owner who held out against employing Black players. ( Ezra Shaw / GETTY IMAGES )BOSTON—The Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub’s history of racial intolerance. Article Continued BelowKennedy said a change would require a discussion among the property owners along Yawkey Way. As other teams abandoned the colour barrier, the Red Sox held out, giving Robinson a tryout and scouting Mays but opting to sign neither. The Red Sox also distanced themselves from their flagship radio broadcaster, WEEI, where hosts doubted Jones’ version of the events; former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling also said Jones was lying.
August 18, 2017 00:33 UTC
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Latest on traffic in Oregon in preparation for the total solar eclipse (all times local):8:40 p.m. Authorities have reopened a central Oregon highway after motorists heading to a solar eclipse festival jammed the road, leading to a partial closing and rerouting of traffic. Up to 1 million visitors are expected in Oregon for the total solar eclipse on Monday. Authorities have closed the eastbound lane of a central Oregon highway because of a 30-mile traffic jam leading to a solar eclipse festival. Up to 1 million visitors are expected in Oregon for the total solar eclipse on Monday.
August 18, 2017 00:25 UTC
Margaret Parsons of the African Canadian Legal Clinic rejected the audit’s finding that $120,000 set aside for vacant staff positions was, instead, used to give her bonuses over a four-year period ( Aaron Vincent Elkaim / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo )Following Legal Aid Ontario’s decision to defund the African Canadian Legal Clinic, members of the Black community are speaking out. Other panel members include Black Lives Matter founder Sandy Hudson and Zanana Akande, the first Black woman elected to the Ontario legislature. There’s no timeline for the new clinic, said Akande, who explained that new board members will be chosen by the community. Metro reported earlier this month that the African Canadian Legal Clinic’s funding was in jeopardy due to concerns dating back to 2009. Julian Falconer, who has represented Legal Aid in the matter, urged members of the community to look at the documents posted on the organization’s website, including the PwC audit.
August 18, 2017 00:25 UTC
EDMONTON — The United Conservative Party says a review of expenses claimed by its caucus members found errors that add up to $557.30. UCP interim leader Nathan Cooper said the money has been returned to the Alberta legislature and he is taking steps to ensure that such errors don’t happen again. The party said the $557.30 total does not include Fildebrandt’s expense claims because he is no longer in the UCP caucus. Fildebrandt acknowledged meal claim errors worth $192.60 over a period of two and half years. Cooper said the UCP believes in fiscal responsibility and hopes other Alberta political parties will conduct their own reviews of their expenses and release the results.
August 18, 2017 00:22 UTC
Most players here in South Williamsport, Pa., for the 2017 edition of the Little League World Series will never play a game in the big leagues. There is nothing little about the Little League World Series, the annual event that brings together the world's 16 best teams made up of 12- and 13-year-olds. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa., is the home of the Little League World Series. It's just something you could never imagine," says Canada first baseman Reid Hefflick, whose White Rock team won Canada's Little League championship last week in Medicine Hat to earn a spot here. Proud dad Rob Marshall shows off the ball his son Chase hit for a home run during Canada's 12-2 win over Italy Thursday at the Little League World Series.
August 18, 2017 00:11 UTC
A team of young students from Newfoundland and Labrador is hoping to conquer the world with its prototype for a revolutionary new form of transportation. The Paradigm Hyperloop pod is designed to travel at 200 miles per hour. (Paradigm Hyperloop)She and her team – comprised of 15 students from MUN, one student from College of the North Atlantic and 14 students from Northeastern University in Boston – are taking their prototype for a Hyperloop pod to the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California next week to compete against 23 other teams from around the world. Luke Merkl (left, Northeastern University), Nick Warren (centre, MUN), and Matan Kaminsky (right, Northeastern University) work on the body of the Paradigm Hyperloop pod. All told, the team has been working on the Paradigm Hyperloop pod for more than eight months.
August 18, 2017 00:01 UTC
LNG advocate Gordon Wilson has filed a lawsuit against Premier John Horgan and Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston after Horgan and Ralston implied Wilson had not done any real work during his tenure. The suit claims public comments made by Horgan, Ralston and Blaney were politically motivated and have damaged Wilson's reputation. "No notes, nothing tracking the work [Wilson] had done," Blaney is quoted in the suit as writing. Horgan later apologized publicly to Wilson, saying if Ralston missed some of the documentation of Wilson's work, Horgan was sorry to have said otherwise. Hainsworth said the suit is specifically about the public comments made by Horgan, Ralston and Blaney — not about Wilson's dismissal from the position.
August 18, 2017 00:00 UTC
The captain of a U.S. navy warship that lost seven sailors in a collision with a commercial container ship in June will be relieved of command and nearly a dozen others face punishment, the navy's second-ranking admiral said Thursday. Sean Babbitt; and Master Chief Petty Officer Brice Baldwin, who as the ship's command master chief is its most senior enlisted sailor. The bow of the container ship, the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal, slammed into the Fitzgerald's right side above the waterline, quickly flooding several areas inside the ship, including a berthing, or sleeping, area. The collision knocked out external communications and cut power in the forward portion of the ship. 2 sailors praisedThe navy review of what happened following the collision found the seven deaths could not be blamed on misconduct.
August 18, 2017 00:00 UTC
Emad Mishko Tamo looks on as he's reunited with friends and family at Winnipeg's James Armstrong Richardson International Airport on Thursday. Cheers went up from a large crowd on hand when Emad Mishko Tamo arrived at James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, just weeks after he was freed from captivity. Emad was brought to Winnipeg through the efforts of the Yazidi Association of Manitoba. Nofa Mihlo Rafo, left, reunited with her 12-year-old son Emad Mishko Tamo after he was rescued by Iraqi forces in July, after being held captive by Daesh for the past three years. Hesso said Zaghla expressed how she wished they could have been on the flight to Canada with Emad.
August 17, 2017 23:59 UTC
About 12 to 15 Fredericton police officers were trying to arrest a man who had barricaded himself in a residence on the 200 block of Aberdeen Street on Thursday evening. Justin LeBlanc of the Fredericton Police Force said they are in "crisis negotiations." The man is known to Fredericton police, who responded to the situation around 6 p.m., said LeBlanc. Members from the Fredericton Police Force's primary response team, emergency response team and major crime team, including K-9, were on scene. Officers were still on seen at 10:24 p.m.Fredericton police are seen at the corner of Aberdeen Street and Westmorland Street.
August 17, 2017 23:53 UTC
Josh Donaldson rounds the bases after his second homer of the day against the Rays at the Rogers Centre on Thursday. But after going 7-3 on a 10-game homestand at the Rogers Centre, that feeling is stronger than ever. That’s MVP-level production for Donaldson, who battled a right calf injury in spring training and early in the season. Donaldson really turned on his power over the homestand, and it’s in no small way related to the fact he’s seeing better pitches with Smoak batting behind him. Read more: Wrigley changed, but Blue Jays’ challenge remains the same: GriffinRead more about:
August 17, 2017 23:29 UTC
A 7-3 record on that homestand, punctuated by a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, has energized the team. However, there are four teams between Toronto, Tampa, Baltimore and the Angels. Donaldson's turnaround in August is a big reason for the Blue Jays' late-season charge. Game Wrap: Josh Donaldson, Justin Smoak power Jays to win over Rays2:07Leone (3-0) earned the win as the pitcher of record when Smoak hit his go-ahead homer. "You feel better," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons about leaving for a road trip on a winning note.
August 17, 2017 23:24 UTC