Daily Archives: January 8, 2018

Decorated women's coach John Herdman takes over Canadian men's soccer program

John Herdman, who led the Canada’s women’s soccer team to back-to-back Olympic bronze medals, is taking over the Canadian men’s program. He replaces the fired Octavio Zambrano, who was named head coach of the Canadian men’s national team program last March. Herdman’s new title is national team head coach and men’s EXCEL director. The surprise announcement came Monday evening. “It ...

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Ethics commissioner clears Morneau on sale of shares in 2015

In one of her final moves as Canada’s ethics and conflict of interest commissioner, Mary Dawson found that Bill Morneau and a family member didn’t benefit from insider information when they sold shares in his family’s pension company, Morneau Shepell, in the fall of 2015. In a letter dated Jan. 5 and addressed to Morneau, Dawson said the income tax increase for Canadians earning ...

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Oprah Winfrey speech stokes speculation of White House bid

Welcome to The National Today, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here under “Subscribe to The National’s newsletter,” and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. Putting the O in oval office? The early numbers indicate that around 20 million Americans tuned in to watch the Golden Globes ...

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MS-13 gang member who stabbed 15-year-old girl 13 times, sliced off tattoo pleads guilty to brutal killing

Venus Romero Iraheta, left, pleaded guilt to the brutal killing of Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas in 2017.  (Corrections Photo/Montgomery County Police) A teenager who sought to avenge the death of her boyfriend and told a 15-year-old girl she would “see her in hell” before stabbing her 13 times pleaded guilty Monday to the brutal slaying that raised the spotlight on ...

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Liberals relaunch family reunification lottery despite angry backlash around 'immigration fiasco'

The Liberal government has relaunched a lottery system to reunite immigrant families, despite a backlash from frustrated sponsors who called its random selection process “cruel,” “heartless” and a “fiasco.” A one-month period opened this week inviting entries to an online draw that gives people a chance at one of 10,000 spots that allow them to apply to sponsor their parents or ...

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