Canada Beats Usa In Olympic Warmup

dollars) OTTAWA Oct 16 (Reuters) – The European Union and Canada will soon complete talks on a free trade deal, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday, signalling an end to negotiations that have dragged on for years longer than planned. Canada initially said a deal would be struck by December 2011. It then pushed that back to December 2012 as the two sides struggled to overcome disagreements over pharmaceuticals, financial services, patents as well as beef and dairy exports. Business leaders in Canada and the European Union have in recent months openly pressured the two sides to seal an agreement. “We will soon complete negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union,” Harper said on Twitter. He did not give further details. Ottawa and Brussels say a deal could generate around $28 billion in trade and new business a year. Two sources close to the talks told Reuters they had been told Canada and the European Union could announce they had struck a deal in principle, allowing negotiators to tackle the last few remaining problems in private. Canada’s 10 provinces and the European Union’s 28 members will also have to approve any agreement. (Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Eric Beech)

Canada cops rack up tickets with motorcycle cam video

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“We kind of floundered a little bit early on but we’ll get there,” Stone said. “The good news is we came on as the game went on. We scored two goals, we put a ton of pressure on them at the end We need to start faster.” Canada had the edge in offensive zone time in a scoreless first period, netted two goals in the second and pushed the lead to 3-0 early in the third. The USA broke through with a two-player advantage power play goal at mid-third, cut the deficit to one with 5:31 remaining and drove hard to the finish. Those final minutes included not only several good USA chances but a skirmish that earned two players on each team five-minute roughing majors and game misconducts after USA forward Jocelyne Lamoureux collided with Canada goalie Shannon Szabados at 16:53. Szabados sprawled on the ice and her teammates came to her defense, setting off a lengthy tussle in the corner. “It happens from time to time,” said longtime Canadian team member Hayley Wickenheiser of the scuffle, recalling a 2010 incident. In the first period, Canada had a 5-4 edge in shots that failed to reflect its territorial control. The USA’s game was disjointed but the Americans’ speed still led to a couple of quality chances that Szabados (15 saves) rejected. Ouellette sent Canada into a 1-0 lead at 4:16 of the second, converting Jayna Hefford’s cross-slot power play pass. Only 1:21 later, Bailey Bram knocked in Canada’s second goal during a goal-mouth scrum. MORE: Men’s Olympic hockey tracker Meanwhile, the Canadian team defense ramped up its play, effectively blunting any USA attack by hindering breakouts, smothering rushes and blocking shots.

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The pair of Ottawa motorcyclists, aged 26 and 29, “learned, at their expense, that speed and dangerous driving can be quite costly,” police said on their Facebook page. Police said they received a tip from another motorist about the pair’s “illegal and dangerous passing” and arrested them as they passed a police station in Wakefield, Quebec, near Ottawa. One of the motorcyclists “attempted to quickly conceal a video camera, but to no avail,” said a statement. It was seized by the officers. “With the assistance of the content of the recording, our officers were not only in a position to confirm eyewitness’s accounts, but were also able to observe several dozen infractions committed on the same day,” police said. Each motorcyclist was issued 21 infractions for a total each of about $11,000 in fines. The case is similar to two others since mid-August in which motorcyclists with a video camera were fined for bad driving in the Canadian capital region. In the first, a camera seized by police had captured images of two drivers committing nearly a dozen highway safety violations, including zigzagging across roads and driving 160 kilometers (99.42 mi) per hour on a street with a posted speed limit of 50 kilometers (31.07 mi) per hour. Crime & Justice Flesh-eating-bacteria infections are rare, but double flesh-eating-bacteria infections are even less common. LiveScience.com

Royal Bank of Canada Supports Aboriginal Communities with Significant commitment to National Aboriginal Group

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NATOA is pleased that a significant Canadian organization, such as RBC, embraces and supports NATOA’s goals of building financial capacity within the Aboriginal community. The membership of NATOA includes many Aboriginal members who are Trust Managers, Trustees, Chiefs and Councils along with all of the major Canadian Financial Institutions, Trust Companies, Investment Firms, Advisory, Legal and Accounting organizations. “It is important to understand the effects of good trust management and decision making, both for today’s generation and the seven generations to come,” stated NATOA Chairman, Wyatt Arcand . “There are many opportunities to improve the management of trust funds for our communities and this commitment by RBC will go a long way to help us meet those needs, moving forward.” “This is truly an exciting time for NATOA,” Arcand continued, “With the support of RBC, we can continue to provide support, knowledge and help to our communities across Canada .” “RBC is both honoured and excited to be a key supporter ofthe next phaseof the NATOA Trustee Accreditation program offered through Lethbridge College,” said Michelle Kasper , Vice President, RBC Wealth Management Estate & Trust Services, Aboriginal Services Group. “Through our work as a corporate trustee, we recognize that trust and investment education is a criticalsteptoward building capacity and expertise in Aboriginal communities and to providing for both current and future communityneeds.” There is an estimated $200 billion dollars of trust assets and investments being managed on behalf of Aboriginal communities across Canada . NATOA’s vision is to improve the knowledge and capacity of these communities to ensure effective and beneficial trust management. With effective management, these trusts may provide increased investment return which could see a modest two per cent increase in community revenues. A modest two per cent increase would put an extra $4 billion dollars of extra funding into much needed programs and services. About NATOA: The National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) is a not-for-profit Association of Aboriginal and Industry members who work within the Aboriginal Trust and Investment communities. NATOA’s Mandate: The organizers of NATOA are committed to ensuring that the best possible information on areas relevant to trusts, such as investing, trust structures; accounting, tax, management, administration and legal issues is available through an internet- based research library and website. About RBC Estate & Trust Services’ Aboriginal Services Group The Aboriginal Services Group is a highly specialized unit within RBC Estate and Trust Services and is the only bank-owned trust company in Canada that has a department dedicated exclusively to administering trusts established by Aboriginal clients. With almost two decades of experience in managing First Nation trusts and more than half a billion dollars in assets under administration, The Aboriginal Services Group understands the unique issues that Aboriginal communities face, and how those issues affect the administration of settlement trusts. RBC Estate & Trust Services is part of RBC Wealth Management, one of the world’s top 10 largest wealth managers*. For more information, please visit www.rbcwealthmanagement.com . *Scorpio Partnership Global Private Banking KPI Benchmark 2013. In the United States , securities are offered through RBC Wealth Management, a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada . Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC. About RBC’s Commitment to Community and Sustainability In 2012, RBC contributed more than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in sponsorships.