The #redcaribou have officially qualified for the World Cup!!!! pic.twitter.com/SU8KHmwm8N — @sarmy21Goalkeeper Antoni Kindler had a career-defining match, playing particularly well in the second half, holding off the Indian attack and preserving the win. "It was an all around great team performance," said Kindler, who was making only his second start of the competition. 5 Things About Field Hockey2:27Canada joins host England, Malaysia, Argentina, and the Netherlands as the five teams that earned a 2018 World Cup spot by finishing in the top five in London. Johnston's two-goal performance gives him a total of five on the competition, tying him with Canadian captain Scott Tupper for the team lead.
June 25, 2017 15:33 UTC
The draft weekend splash is becoming an annual Calgary Flames tradition. For the third straight June, Flames general manager Brad Treliving swung a big deal at the draft, this time landing 26-year-old defenceman Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders. Hamonic was acquired by the Calgary Flames in a trade with the Islanders on Saturday. With the 199th overall pick, Montreal picked Cayden Primeau, an American goaltender and son of former NHLer Keith Primeau. The Sens also wanted to snatch a goaltender and used the 183rd overall pick on Jordan Hollett, a six-foot-four netminder from Port Moody, B.C.
June 25, 2017 15:33 UTC
DAYTON, Ohio — An Ohio Air Force base has been recognized for its efforts to save bee populations. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2sVB0k9 ) Wright-Patterson Air Force Base received the Bee City USA designation from a national program that helps strengthen ecosystems for bees, which are vital to pollinating many plants humans eat. Wright-Patterson natural resources technician Danielle Trevino says the base’s conservation efforts began in 2015 with 50,000 bees in four colonies. Trevino says two of the bee colonies will be relocated to a remote area on the base. ——Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com
June 25, 2017 15:22 UTC
NEW YORK — John McEnroe wants more anger in tennis. “I mean, these guys are tremendous and better than the guys for the most part, but not every single day. You’ve got to come at these guys with everything you’ve got.”That helped fuel McEnroe’s rise to the top of tennis. So that’s something that’s more fleeting and frustrating, so that’s why, I mean that’s why you walk away from the sport in the first place. He’s stayed involved in tennis as one of the sport’s top commentators, through his John McEnroe Tennis Academy in New York and a little coaching, helping guide Canadian Milos Raonic to the Wimbledon finals last year.
June 25, 2017 15:07 UTC
“We are against the commercialization of gay pride by business people. The collective has called for an alternative LGBT parade to highlight how WorldPride is “a direct threat through a stereotyped vision of our identities.”A cake shop in the Chueca district. Considered the Olympics of pride celebrations, WorldPride is a franchise that attracts global attention to LGBT events in different cities. The parade through the centre of Madrid will make calls to extend LGBT rights across the world, with particular emphasis on Chechnya and the rest of Russia. “It can be both things, because capitalism has transformed gay pride just as it has football or political campaigns,” Begonya Enguix Grau, an anthropologist at the Catalan UOC open university, said.
June 25, 2017 15:00 UTC
(Reuters) - Petra Kvitova showed she will be a serious contender for a third Wimbledon title after beating Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6 6-3 6-2 to win the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Sunday in just her second tournament since returning from a knife attack injury. Kvitova served out for the title in emphatic fashion -- to love and ending with an ace -- before celebrating, in her typically understated style, with a broad smile. From my first hits on the grass I felt great, it was encouraging to get into the grass season. I wanted to play my best which I showed today and I hope I can keep doing that," she added. But the Czech kept her composure and took the contest into a third set, where she broke in Barty's first service game.
June 25, 2017 14:54 UTC
Lady Gaga, a longtime supporter of LGBT rights, says Pride weekend is a time to shine a light on equality. The Pride parade in New York City, Gaga's hometown, kicks off Sunday. Gaga said she's touched to witness the "beautiful pride that I see so many friends and the LGBTQ community have." "It's a beautiful pride that we all should be in awe of," she added. Sunday's parade in Manhattan, which starts on Fifth Avenue, ends in the West Village.
June 25, 2017 14:37 UTC
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will march in Toronto's Pride parade Sunday afternoon. He became the first sitting prime minister to participate in the Pride parade last year, seen here in a file photo. Steve Russell / Toronto Star ) Order this photo Saturday's Dyke March on Church St. ( Rene Johnston/Toronto Star )Toronto’s annual Pride parade will kick off Sunday afternoon, filling the streets of downtown Toronto with rainbow colours and celebration. The festivities at Canada’s largest Pride parade begin at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Church and Bloor Sts. Road closures will be in effect as the parade winds its way through Toronto’s gay village towards Yonge-Dundas Square.
June 25, 2017 14:26 UTC
By Iram AsimBAHAWALPUR, Pakistan — An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise. Dr. Javed Iqbal at Bahawalpur’s Victoria Hospital in south Punjab said the latest deaths occurred at a hospital in Multan where some of the 50 critically injured, many of whom suffered extensive burns, had been taken. Local news channels showed black smoke billowing skyward and scores of burned bodies, as well as rescue officials speeding the injured to hospital and army helicopters ferrying the wounded. When the fire erupted, the same mosque loudspeaker called on the remaining villagers to help put it out. A state of emergency was declared at the Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur, said Dr.Iqbal.
June 25, 2017 14:26 UTC
BERLIN — Thousands of protesters are demanding that Belgium immediately shut down two nuclear reactors because of safety concerns. German news agency dpa reported that people from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands formed a human chain across the border triangle of the three countries on Sunday. Protesters are concerned over the safety of the pressure vessels at the Tihange 2 and Doel 3 reactors in Belgium. Germany, which plans to switch off all of its nuclear reactors by 2022, is sensitive to concerns about nuclear plants outside of the country. German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks urged Belgium last year to take the two reactors offline “until open safety questions are cleared up.”Berlin also has called on France to shut down its oldest plant, at Fessenheim on the German border.
June 25, 2017 14:15 UTC
A woman believed to be in her 60s is dead after she was found without vital signs in a swimming pool in Lawrence Park early Sunday. Toronto police said they believe the woman may have fallen into the pool. One person called police, while another person pulled the woman from the pool and performed CPR. Police suspect woman fell into the poolWhen officers and Toronto paramedics arrived on the scene, the woman was without vital signs. George Eliadis, deputy commander for Toronto Paramedic Services, said the woman was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition.
June 25, 2017 14:14 UTC
It’s been said that Canadians are not brash about their patriotism, but you wouldn’t know it from the variety of merchandise, big and small, being snapped up in advance of Canada’s 150th birthday July 1. From T-shirts to hats, flags to flasks, condoms to caskets, goods adorned with celebratory logos are popping up faster than you can say sesquicentennial. While the Heritage Department says many licences have been granted for Canadian-made products, there is no requirement that goods featuring the Canada 150 logo be made in Canada. “All the monies raised from the auction, we are donating to the (winning) funeral home’s community’s Canada 150 events,” Ferguson said. As for the official logo, Miller said, people are warming up to its many hues and sharp angles — him included.
June 25, 2017 14:03 UTC
The procedure she got done, known as labiaplasty, was performed in 35 minutes under local anesthetic at the Toronto Cosmetic Clinic and is part of a trend toward cosmetic gynecology being seen in Canada and the U.S. The Toronto clinic offers a range of cosmetic gynecology procedures that also include vaginoplasty to tighten the vaginal muscles, labia puffing to increase the outer labia, and hymenoplasty to repair broken hymens. Canada doesn't keep statistics on cosmetic procedures, but according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery labiaplasty is the second fastest-growing cosmetic procedure in the U.S. Some doctors say cosmetic gynecology surgeries can help with sexual dysfunction. Reconsidering 'normal'That's where Vancouver-based gynecologist Dr. Nicole Todd takes issue with cosmetic procedures like labiaplasty and vaginoplasty.
June 25, 2017 14:01 UTC
Three friends from Winnipeg are taking on a challenge that's likely never been done before — swimming from the south Perimeter to the north Perimeter Highway in the Red River. The swimmers started the journey at around 6 a.m. Sunday morning in the Red River. I mean, they are doing a 37-kilometre swim on the Red River and I think it's pretty crazy that they are doing this," he said. "I think everyone thinks it is kind of semi-crazy but quite an accomplishment if they can do it." "I don't think anybody has ever attempted a swim from Perimeter to Perimeter," he said.
June 25, 2017 13:59 UTC
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A Pakistani official says a bomb that looked like a toy has exploded killing six children and wounding another two in South Waziristan. Mohammad Shoaib Khan, a government official in the tribal region near the Afghan border, says Sunday the minors were playing alongside the road in Sararogha area when they found the toy that exploded. He says the two wounded children are in critical condition. Khan says a day earlier two children were killed after stepping on a land mine in the Spin Toot area. South Waziristan once was sanctuary for the Pakistani Taliban until the army cleared the area of the militants in a massive operation in 2009.
June 25, 2017 13:52 UTC