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Rogers plans $450M wireless upgrade for B.C.

VANCOUVER – Rogers Communications will spend an additional $450 million over the next three years to upgrade its wireless communications network in British Columbia, where it’s in a tight race for market share with Telus Corp.

Toronto-based Rogers announced Thursday that more than 70 communities in the province will get improved coverage, including an unspecified number that have been outside its coverage areas.

It says Fort Nelson, along Highway 5 north of Kamloops and Rogers Pass are among the areas that it will begin to serve.

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Rogers also says it will enhance its current mobile network so it can carry high-speed Internet to more places, including deep inside buildings, elevators and basements where signals may not have reached previously.

To achieve the improved penetration, Rogers will use some of the 700 megahertz spectrum that it acquired in a competitive auction conducted in January by Industry Canada.

Rogers outspent its two main rivals in the 700 MHz auction, paying a total of $3.29 billion compared with $1.14 billion for Telus and $565.7 million for BCE’s Bell.

Rogers has the largest base of wireless subscribers in Canada at the end of the first quarter of this year, followed by Telus Corp. and BCE’s Bell, according to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has estimated that Rogers and Telus were roughly tied for market share in British Columbia in 2012, the latest figures available.

All three of the three biggest national carriers are upgrading parts of the networks with the 700 MHz spectrum, which helps deliver TV-quality video and fast music downloads to smartphones, tablets, laptops and other connected devices.

Telus announced in May that it would invest $2.8 billion in new infrastructure across British Columbia through 2016, but the company hasn’t disclosed how much of the total is going to its wireless network and how much to its landline networks.

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Brands owned by the world’s biggest beer brewers – National

NEW YORK – The world’s largest beer brewers have a few things in common: they’re very large, very old, and they often have very close relationships with their competitors. That would increase if Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev buys Miller brewer SABMiller, uniting the two largest beer makers.

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV

Brands: Budweiser, Bud Light, Corona, Beck’s.

Latest annual revenue: $47.06 billion.

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Size: World’s largest brewer. According to Euromonitor, AB InBev has a 21 per cent share of the global beer market. The company makes almost half the beer sold in the U.S.

History: The company traces its lineage to a brewery in Belgium in 1366. In 2004, Belgian Interbrew combined with Brazilian Ambev to make InBev, and in 2008 InBev bought U.S.-based Anheuser Busch. The company later acquired Mexico’s Grupo Modelo, but sold Modelo’s U.S. business.

SABMiller PLC

Brands: Miller, Peroni, Milwaukee’s Best, Grolsch.

Annual revenue: $26.29 billion.

Size: World’s second-largest brewer, with a market share of almost 10 per cent.

History: South African Breweries bought Miller Brewing Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2002. SABMiller sells beers including Miller Lite, Coors Light and Blue Moon in the U.S. and Puerto Rico through a joint venture with Molson Coors. A joint venture with China Resource Enterprises sells Snow, a beer that is only sold in China and is the biggest-selling single brand of beer.

Heineken NV

Brands: Heineken, Dos Equis, Tecate, Amstel.

Annual revenue: $21.76 billion.

Size: About 9 per cent share of the global beer market.

History: Founded in 1864 in the Netherlands. Teamed with Carlsberg to buy UK-based Scottish & Newcastle in 2008, keeping the company’s cider and beer business.

Carlsberg AS

Brands: Carlsberg, Tuborg, Somersby.

Annual revenue: $9.77 billion

Size: A 6 per cent global market share.

History: The Danish company was founded in 1826 and combined with competitor Tuborg in 1970. Carlsberg acquired Orkla of Norway in 2004, expanding its business in Russia, Scandinavia and the Baltic countries, and built on those moves with its part of the Scottish & Newcastle deal.

Tsingtao Brewery Co.

Brands: Tsingtao.

Annual revenue: $4.55 billion

Size: A global market share of 4.7 per cent.

History: Founded in 1903 and started exporting beer in 1954. The Chinese state-owned company says its beer is the number one consumer product exported from China.

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RCMP charge Quebec teen after alleged Bell Canada private info hack

OTTAWA – The Mounties have charged a Quebec youth after the user names, passwords and credit-card information from some of Bell Canada’s small-business customers were posted online.

The RCMP say they started investigating after one of Bell’s third-party IT suppliers was cyber-hacked.

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As a result of the hacking, investigators say, 22,421 user names and passwords and five valid credit-card numbers were displayed for anyone to see on the Internet.

The youth, who cannot be identified because of his age, was arrested at a Bagotville, Que., residence early Friday and charged with one count of unauthorized use of a computer and two counts of mischief in relation to data.

Police said he is believed to be a member of a hacktivist group NullCrew, alleged to be responsible for hacking into computers of businesses, schools and government agencies.

The youth is scheduled to appear in Ottawa court Aug. 19.

Investigators had help with their investigation from south of the border, said Supt. Dean Buzza, the officer in charge of the RCMP’s specialized operational services.

“Co-operation with our FBI counterparts permitted us to pursue this investigation, which ultimately led to identifying a Canadian suspect,” said Buzza.

“This demonstrates yet again the importance of law enforcement working together to fight cybercrime.”

The allegations against the youth have not been proven in court.

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Loonie falls as Iraq conflict intensifies, putting oil supplies at risk – National

TORONTO – The Canadian dollar fell Friday, as the conflict in Iraq intensified and triggered fears that oil supplies from the Middle Eastern country may be at risk.

The loonie faded 0.10 of a cent to 92.02 cents US.

In Iraq, Islamic militants vowed to march on to Baghdad after pushing deep into parts of the country’s Sunni heartland previously controlled by U.S. forces.

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The al-Qaida-inspired group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, captured two key cities earlier this week and has now taken over two towns in an ethnically mixed province northeast of the capital.

U.S. officials have ruled out putting troops back on the ground, despite this being the biggest threat to the country’s stability since the Americans withdrew at the end of 2011.

On Friday, a representative for Iraq’s top Shiite cleric urged citizens to pick up arms and defend their country from the militants.

One of the two cities that were invaded, Mosul, lies in an area that is a major gateway for Iraqi oil. While the loss of the city has no immediate effect on oil exports, now at over three million barrels a day, it adds to concerns over security and the country’s plans to expand oil production.

The upheaval comes after the Organization for the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met in Vienna this week and said it will maintain its current output of 30 million barrels a day. Iraq is OPEC’s No. 2 oil producer.

The July crude contract advanced 13 cents to US$106.66 a barrel.

“Today, the focus is on oil markets, where prices have risen on the back of rising supply risk from developments in Iraq,” wrote Camilla Sutton, chief FX strategist at Scotiabank.

“However, the impact of high oil prices on CAD are typically more powerful when they are high on the back of demand versus supply issues,” Sutton said in a research note.

Meanwhile, investors were still digesting the latest announcement from the Bank of Canada.

In a semi-annual financial review Thursday Governor Stephen Poloz signalled that the central bank would likely keep interest rates on hold for the near-future. Some analysts expect that date to be closer to the second half of 2015.

“(Poloz) has a fine balancing act between recognizing the shift in the fundamentals but highlighting that the underlying strength of the economy is still vulnerable and unbalanced,” said Sutton. “For CAD (Canadian dollar), the core message is a zone of stability, as the fundamentals have improved but interest rates are likely to remain on hold for an extended period of time.”

In other commodities, August gold bullion added 20 cents to US$1,274.20 an ounce, while July copper jumped two cents to US$3.04 a pound.

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PHOTOS: 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in pictures – National

Despite all the issues and questions leading up to the World Cup in Brazil, the country and its people shined both on the pitch and off once the opening ceremonies were underway.

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Brazil the soccer team is off to a promising – if controversial – start to the month-long contest defeating Croatia 3-1 to open the tournament. Group stage games will be played through July 4, then things get serious as the knockout stage starts.

SEE MORE: Pool standings and match schedule

Here’s the best in photos from the 2014 World Cup so far.

READ MORE: Brazil’s World Cup opening ceremony shines

Brazilian fans cheer prior to the Group A soccer match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo.

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Participants take part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo.

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Brazil fans enjoy the atmosphere before the opening ceremony prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo. Beer sales have been permitted in stadiums for the first time in more than a decade.

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The Happiness Flag is seen as artists perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA football World Cup at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo.

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A young Brazilian fan attends the Group A soccer match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians Arena.

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Singers Claudia Leitte, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA football World Cup at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo.

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Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthians Arena.

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Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo.

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Singers Claudia Leitte, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo.

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Brazilian fans attend the opening ceremony before the Group A soccer match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo

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Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthians Arena.

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A person in a Batman costume holds a sign during an anti-World Cup demonstration in Rio. Demonstrators were protesting outside stadiums in Rio and Sao Paulo ahead of and during the opening ceremonies.

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Protestors rally during an anti- World Cup demonstration Rio de Janeiro. Demonstrators were protesting outside stadiums in Rio and Sao Paulo ahead of and during the opening ceremonies.

A line of police stand guard during an anti-World Cup demonstration in Rio.

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Croatia fans pose before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match.

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Brazilian fans cheer before a Group A soccer match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians Arena.

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The drama on the pitch has come fast and furious through the first weekend of play.

Neymar of Brazil scores on a penalty kick to give the host nation a win to open the tournament.

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Mexican forward Giovani dos Santos reacts after his goal was disallowed due to an offside call.

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Oribe Peralta of Mexico celebrates his goal in the second half against Cameroon. Mexico won 1-0.

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A superb header from Netherlands’ forward Robin van Persie was the first of five goals for Netherlands.

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Arjen Robben, left, and Wesley Sneijder of Netherlands celebrate as Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas looks dejected after the Netherlands second goal . Spain, the defending World Cup champion, lost 5-1 in their opening match.

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Yeltsin Tejeda of Costa Rica holds off a challenge by Egidio Arevalo Rios of Uruguay.

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Giancarlo Gonzalez of Costa Rica jumps on his teammates as they celebrate the team’s second goal. Costa Rica upset Uruguay in their opening match.

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Salvatore Sirigu of Italy reaches for the ball as Daniele De Rossi and Wayne Rooney of England move behind him.

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Fanny Neguesha, the Belgian fiancee of Italy star Mario Balotelli cheers while fans look on.

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England’s goalkeeper Joe Hart lies in the net after Italy forward Mario Balotelli scored.

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Daniele De Rossi of Italy celebrates Claudio Marchisio’s goal with him during the opening Group D match. Italy won 2-1.

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France’s Benzema vies for a header during a 3-0 victory over Honduras on Sunday.

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Roger Espinoza, left, and Oscar Boniek Garcia of Honduras protest France’s second goal with referee Sandro Ricci.

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Karim Benzema of France celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match. France beat Honduras 3-0.

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Brazil faced serious questions about its ability to host the 2014 tournament as it scrambled to complete facilities in the weeks and days before the start of the tournament.

SEE MORE: Is Brazil ready to host the World Cup?

This aerial view shot through an airplane window shows the Maracana stadium behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. As opening day for the World Cup approaches, people continue to stage protests, some about the billions of dollars spent on the World Cup at a time of social hardship, but soccer is still a unifying force. The international soccer tournament will be the first in the South American nation since 1950.

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The view from inside the Maracana stadium during a press tour this week. The stadium will host the World Cup Final on July 13.

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Work continues at the Arena da Baixada in the southern city of Curitiba. The host country had seven years to get ready for the World Cup, but it enters the final month of preparations with a lot yet to be done. The unfinished stadium was nearly excluded from the tournament by FIFA earlier this year.

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An aerial view of the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil from January. A worker at the World Cup stadium died on May 8 in an electrical accident.

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Members of the Homeless Workers Movement protest against the money spent on the World Cup near Itaquerao stadium which will host the international soccer tournament's first match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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Labourers work on constructing Terminals 3 and 4 at the Sao Paulo/Guarulhos Governor Andre Franco Montoro International Airport in October.

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This Sept. 11, 2013 file photo released by Portal da Copa 2014 shows an aerial view of the Galeao international airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A collapsed metal structure sits on the ground at the Arena Corinthians, known locally as the Itaquerao, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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This March 2014 file photo released by Portal da Copa, shows an aerial view of the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visits the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro in early April.

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Brazil’s previous World Cup champions, from left, Zagallo, Marcos, Rivellino, Amarildo who holds the World Cup, and Bebeto pose for a photo below the Christ the Redeemer statue at the launch of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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The World Cup trophy sits on display during the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour at Maracana stadium.

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Popular demand: Star Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho is putting his Rio de Janeiro mansion on the rental market during the World Cup. The five-bedroom house is available for the first 15 days of July for $15,500/day.

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The tournament has not been without its fair share of controversy within Brazil and with the sport’s organizing body, FIFA, itself. Strikes and other civil strife have plagued the Cup contest in Brazil, and are likely to continue throughout the tournament.

READ MORE: Civil strife part of the game in Brazil

Protestors hold up signs during an anti-World Cup demonstration in the Copacabana section on June 12, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Police fire non-lethal rounds at protestors during a World Cup protest outside Carrao Metro Station on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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PROTEST 06515580A demonstrator protest while wearing a mask with the face of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff and that reads in Portuguese, “Go to see the game, You fool”, during a march against the FIFA 2014 soccer World Cup, at Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014.

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A protestor lies on flags in front of police during an anti-World Cup demonstration in the Copacabana section on June 12, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A police officer stands next to a destroyed police car during a violent demonstration at the 2014 soccer World Cup in the center of Belo Horizonte , Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014.

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A soccer fan (L) and anti-World Cup protestors yell at each other at a restaurant that was showing the game on Copacabana beach on June 12, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Protesters and Brazilian police continued to clash in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and at least three other World Cup cities Thursday.

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A line of police stand guard during an anti-World Cup demonstration in Rio.

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Protestors rally during an anti- World Cup demonstration Rio de Janeiro. Demonstrators were protesting outside stadiums in Rio and Sao Paulo ahead of and during the opening ceremonies.

Police move past burning debris during a World Cup protest outside Carrao Metro Station on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Metro workers meeting in Sao Paulo on Wednesday raise their hands to vote the end of their strike — less than 24 hours before the World Cup opener.

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Despite the uncertainty about Brazil’s readiness and the protests, Brazil’s youth showed why the South American country is the world’s leading soccer nation.

SEE MORE: Brazil’s youth show off their street soccer joy as heroes await World Cup

Children play a game of soccer in the streets of a ‘favela’ called Santa Marta in Rio.

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Children play a game of soccer in the streets of a favela called Santa Marta in Rio de Janeiro on June 8.

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Brazilian children play football on a street near the Fonte Nova Arena stadium in Salvador, one of 12 host cities.

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Brazilian children play football on a street near the Fonte Nova Arena stadium in Salvador, one of 12 host cities.

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Brazilian children play football on a street near the Fonte Nova Arena stadium in Salvador, one of 12 host cities.

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Brazilian children play football on a street near the Fonte Nova Arena stadium in Salvador, one of 12 host cities.

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Youngsters play soccer in front of a mural of Argentine football player Lionel Messi, left, and Brazil’s Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. at a field of Tavares Bastos, a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro.

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Serbia’s Nemanja Matic vies for the ball with Brazil’s Neymar during a friendly match ahead official World Cup action. The match was June 6 at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo.

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World Cup 2014: Storm and Jango’s Picks – Toronto

Follow Global Toronto as Storm the Weather Dog and Jango the Sports Dog challenge each other for World Cup supremacy.

Both pooches will select their daily picks for the duration of the tournament, which includes an option for draws.

At the end, we’ll find out who the top dog really is.


Current Score: 

JANGO – 24 (37%)
STORM – 25 (38%)


World Cup Final:

Germany vs Argentina
Jango  – Germany (winner, 1-0)
Storm  – Germany (winner, 1-0)


Third Place Game:

Brazil vs Netherlands
Jango  – Netherlands (winner, 3-0)
Storm  – Netherlands (winner, 3-0)


Semi-Finals:

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Germany vs Brazil
Jango – Brazil
Storm – Germany (winner, 7-1)

Argentina vs Netherlands
Jango  – Argentina (winner, 0-0, 4-2 on pk)
Storm – Argentina (winner, 0-0, 4-2 on pk)


Quarter-Finals:

France vs Germany
Jango  – Germany (winner, 1-0)
Storm – France

Brazil vs Colombia
Jango – Brazil (winner, 2-1)
Storm – Brazil (winner, 2-1)

Belgium vs Argentina
Jango – Belgium
Storm – Belgium

*Argentina wins

Costa Rica vs Netherlands
Jango – Netherlands (winner, 0-0, 4-3 on pk)
Storm  – Costa Rica


Round of 16:

Brazil vs Chile
Jango – Brazil (winner, 1-1, 3-2 on pk)
Storm  – Brazil (winner, 1-1, 3-2 on pk)

Uruguay vs Colombia
Jango – Uruguay
Storm  – Uruguay

*Colombia wins 2-0

Mexico vs Netherlands
Jango – Mexico
Storm  – Mexico

*Netherlands wins 2-1

Greece vs Costa Rica
Jango – Greece
Storm  – Costa Rica (winner, 1-1, 5-3 on pk)

France vs Nigeria
Jango – Nigeria
Storm  – Nigeria

*France wins 2-0

Germany vs Algeria
Jango – Germany (winner, 2-1)
Storm – Germany (winner, 2-1)

Switzerland vs Argentina
Jango – Argentina (winner, 1-0)
Storm – Argentina (winner, 1-0)

United States vs Belgium
Jango – United States
Storm – Belgium (winner, 2-1)


Day 15 Picks:

Ghana vs Portugal
Jango  – Portugal (winner, 2-1)
Storm  – Draw

Germany vs United States
Jango – Germany (winner, 1-0)
Storm  – Germany (winner, 1-0)

Belgium vs Korea Republic
Jango – Korea Republic
Storm – Belgium (winner, 1-0)

Russia vs Algeria
Jango – Draw (winner, 1-1)
Storm  – Russia


Day 14 Picks:

Iran vs Bosnia-Herzegovina
Jango – Draw
Storm – Draw

*Bosnia-Herzegovina won 3-1

Argentina vs Nigeria
Jango – Argentina (winner, 3-2)
Storm – Draw

Switzerland vs Honduras
Jango – Switzerland (winner, 3-0)
Storm – Honduras

France vs Ecauador
Jango – Draw (winner, 0-0)
Storm – Ecuador


Day 13 Picks:

Costa Rica vs England
Jango – Costa Rica
Storm  – England

*Draw, 0-0

Uruguay vs Italy
Jango – Draw
Storm – Draw

*Uruguay won 1-0

Greece vs Cote d’Ivoire
Jango – Cote d’Ivoire
Storm – Greece (winner, 2-1)

Japan vs Colombia
Jango – Colombia (winner, 4-1)
Storm – Japan


Day 12 Picks:

Spain vs Australia
Jango – Draw
Storm – Australia

*Spain won 3-0

Chile vs Netherlands
Jango – Draw
Storm – Netherlands (winner, 2-0)

Brazil vs Cameroon
Jango – Brazil (winner, 4-1)
Storm – Draw

Mexico vs Croatia
Jango – Croatia
Storm  – Draw

*Mexico won 3-1


Day 11 Picks:

Russia vs Belgium
Jango – Draw
Storm – Belgium (winner, 1-0)

Algeria vs Korea Republic
Jango – Draw
Storm – Draw

*Algeria won 4-2

Portugal vs United States
Jango – United States
Storm – United States

*Draw, 2-2


Day 10 Picks:

Iran vs Argentina
Jango – Draw
Storm – Draw

*Argentina won 1-0

Ghana vs Germany
Jango – Draw (winner, 2-2)
Storm – Germany

Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Nigeria
Jango – Bosnia-Herzegovina
Storm – Draw

*Nigeria won 1-0


Day 9 Picks:

Italy vs Costa Rica
Jango  – Italy
Storm  – Costa Rica (winner, 1-0)

Switzerland vs France
Jango  – Switzerland
Storm  – Switzerland

*France won 5-2

Honduras vs Ecuador
Jango  – Honduras
Storm  – Honduras

*Ecuador won 2-1


Day 8 Picks:

Cote d’Ivoire vs Colombia
Jango – Cote d’Ivoire
Storm – Draw

*Colombia won 2-1

England vs Uruguay
Jango – Draw
Storm – Uruguay (winner, 2-1)

Greece vs Japan
Jango – Japan
Storm – Japan

*Draw, 0-0


Day 7 Picks:

Netherlands vs Australia
Jango – Netherlands (winner, 3-2)
Storm – Netherlands (winner, 3-2)

Chile vs Spain
Jango – Draw
Storm – Chile (winner, 2-0)

Croatia vs Cameroon
Jango – Draw
Storm – Croatia (winner, 4-0)


Day 6 Picks:

Algeria vs Belgium

Jango – Draw

Storm – Draw

*Belgium won 2-1

Mexico vs Brazil

Jango – Mexico

Storm – Draw (winner, 0-0)

Korea Republic vs Russia

Jango – Korea Republic

Storm – Russia

*Draw, 0-0


Day 5 PICKS: 

Portugal vs Germany

Jango – Portugal

Storm – Draw

*Germany won 4-0

Nigeria vs Iran

Jango – Draw (winner, 0-0)

Storm – Iran

USA vs Ghana

Jango – USA (winner, 2-1)

Storm – USA (winner, 2-1)


Day 4 PICKS:

Ecuador vs Switzerland

Jango – Ecuador

Storm – Draw

*Switzerland won 2-1

Honduras vs France

Jango – Honduras

Storm – Draw

*France won 3-0

Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Argentina

Jango – Argentina (winner, 2-1)

Storm – Argentina (winner, 2-1)


Day 3 PICKS:

Columbia vs Greece

Jango – Greece

Storm – Greece

*Columbia won 3-0

Uruguay vs Costa Rica

Jango  – Uruguay

Storm  – Uruguay

*Costa Rica won 3-1

Italy vs England 

Jango  – Italy (winner, 2-1)

Storm  – England

Ivory Coast vs Japan

Jango  – Japan

Storm – Japan

*Ivory Coast won 2-1


DAY 2 PICKS:

Cameroon vs Mexico

Jango – Cameroon

Storm – Mexico (winner, 1-0)

Netherlands vs Spain

Jango – Draw

Storm – Spain

*Netherlands won 5-1

Australia vs Chile

Jango – Australia

Storm – Draw

*Chile won 3-1


DAY 1 PICKS:

Cameroon vs Mexico

Jango – Brazil (winner, 3-1)

Storm  – Brazil (winner, 3-1)

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Monday June 16th on The Morning News – Halifax

At 6:45, have we got a wake-up call for you! Artistic Director Andy Thompson of the Vancouver based theatre company The Virtual Stage will be in to talk about his hilarious, smash hit, sci-fi musical sex comedy called Broken Sex Doll. The play is being touted as “the Next Big Thing in Canadian Theatre” and will be showing in Halifax during The Magnetic North Theatre Festival.

We have surpassed the half-way point for the month of June, so the countdown is on to summer vacation.  But before you bring on the beach days and road trips, it’s good to have a game plan. At 7:15 we’ll talk with Tasha Richard – director of marketing and operations for Kids & Company about how to get your kids ready for the busy summer months ahead.

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a real estate veteran, there’s still always something to learn about buying or selling a home. At 7:45 we get another visit from radio and TV personality Vanessa Roman. The Halifax based realtor will give us some Real Estate Smarts!

At 8:15 we’ll talk with best-selling author Terry Fallis about his latest book “No Relation”. His journey into writing is like so many authors before him. He’s an engineer and hovercraft designer who got into politics — then started his own communications consulting business. Naturally — that path led him to become an award-winning author of humorous fiction.

 Musician Stephen MacDougall is no newcomer to the Right Some Good Pop-Up Food Festival.In fact the Slowcoaster front man has gone to great heights to ensure his performance in past years. We’ll chat with him before to his gig aboard HMCS Preserver Monday at 8:45.

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Father’s Day: How fatherhood changes a man’s brain

TORONTO —As a bachelor, he could sleep through a fire alarm — now, he wakes up to his baby’s soft cries in the middle of the night. His testosterone levels cool off. Once relaxed, now worried. He’s looking after the survival of another human being after all. It takes him a few weeks to get the hang of it, but a man grows into the role of fatherhood pretty well.

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But men don’t have the same head start on parenthood the way women do. For starters, they aren’t pregnant for nine months, they don’t deliver their offspring and they don’t breastfeed, all events that prime moms for the lifelong bond they’ll have with their child.

But dad is there, alongside every step of the way. “Fathers are responding to many cues from their partners — olfactory, pheremonal, gustatory,” Dr. Craig Kinsley told Global News.

Then, there’s their child — or their ‘investment,’ in survival terms.

“Dads play an integral role in the parenting care and protection of their young…once he sees that baby looking at him or grasping his fingertip, and realizing that he or she is his child. It’s a rush,” Kinsley, a father of two, explained. Kinsley’s also a University of Richmond neuroscientist.

To mark Father’s Day, Global News talked to leading researchers studying how fatherhood changes a man’s health, not just physically, but mentally. Research on men’s health in the early stages of parenting is fleeting compared to moms, but the findings paint a pretty cute picture of a dad, throwing himself into perhaps the biggest job he’ll ever take on.

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“My experience of holding our baby daughter is really transcendent and arresting, perhaps ineffable,” according to Dr. James Swain, who became a father to a baby girl just over a month ago.

“Some have written about this and even suspected that the experience may share something with religious or spiritual experiences. When she is upset, hungry, uncomfortable, I feel great empathic concern,” the University of Michigan professor, described.

It’s only been a matter of weeks for the Canadian neuroscientist, but he’s riding a rollercoaster of emotions, “complete with high hopes and terrible worries,” as he puts it.

And it involves a pretty steep learning curve.

Brain imaging data suggests that dads aren’t as responsive as mothers to their baby’s cry at the two-to-four-week period, but by 12 to 16 weeks, their responsiveness has improved, according to Swain.

“We have good evidence that fathers, like mothers, experienced heightened ‘obsessive-like’ anxiety about the safety of their baby,” he explained.

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In new research about to be published, Dr. Pilyoung Kim documents how daddy’s brain transforms as fatherhood sets in.

His testosterone levels are reduced, so he’s less aggressive and his mating instincts taper off. The reward and motivation regions of the brain grow, making way for those feel-good chemicals to flood their system.

“Those structural changes help increase fathers’ experience with their babies during the postpartum period, that’s our speculation,” Kim, a University of Denver neuroscientist, explained.

In animal literature, these transformations are critical for men to express their paternal behaviour. “It’s exciting to see [in humans],” she said.

Women go through the same thing as their bodies gear up for motherhood. Kim hasn’t noted shrinkage in parts of the brain in women, but in her latest research, she did in men.

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It was in the orbitofrontal cortex — used in critical thinking and decision-making. It’s activated most when we’re stressed, or trying to decipher ambiguous information, Kim explained. So why did this part of the brain shrink in new fathers?

“We were surprised at the findings at first but when we looked more closely it made sense,” she said. As a dad decoded what his baby’s smile, laugh and cry (maybe even smell) meant, perhaps their worries faded away.

“After the first few months, fathers would learn that they can manage the anxiety and stress associated with parenting. It’d become less uncertain,” Kim told Global News. Their increase in the reward centre may also mean that they’ve prioritized the reward centre over using this stressed-out portion of the brain, she posited.

But it’s a gradual process. Kim said that it can take almost a full year for dads to feel emotionally attached to their babies, unlike moms whose connection is almost instant and visceral. It might be because traditionally, men would immediately go back to work, instead of rearing their child, nursing him, cleaning up after him.

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(Dad can go into the office and focus on work, unlike mom who, according to one study, thinks of her new baby every seven minutes. The researchers suggest that it’s because dads know their partners are diligently looking after the safety and survival of their child. Instead, he can worry about providing for his brood.)

If dad puts in the work, his bond with baby flourishes, though. Take Dr. Ruth Feldman’s research, for example.

The researcher at the Bar-Ilan University in Israel, in a recent study out last month, showed that dads who spent more time with their newborn encountered emotions similar to what moms who were the primary caregiver went through.

It’s not as simple as watching the baby for 20 minutes while your wife showers, either.

“The amount of direct caregiving each father does, the amount of time he has alone with his child really having to give a parental role without mother, the more activation [in the brain] there was,” Feldman told Global News.

Her findings are based on 20 moms who were the primary caregivers, 21 dads who were secondary caregivers and 48 homosexual dads who were primary caregivers in their committed relationships.

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The moms in the study had amygdala activity, the hotspot for memories and emotions like worrying, that was five times stronger than dads who took the passenger seat in parenting. Dads, on the other hand, had activity in their superior temporal sulcus – the part of the brain used to read faces and piece together speech.

If dads were the primary caregiver though, both “parenting” regions of the brain were activated.

Something to keep in mind: the division of labour in today’s households is changing. Dads cook, clean and some even stay at home to look after the kids.

“The more fathers are going to take an active role the more we’ll see the brain changes we’re talking about. Father’s brain and mother’s brain are going to be much more comparable,” Feldman explained.

If changes to his brain were happening to Kinsley, he didn’t feel it.

“I do remember how incredibly satisfying it was, how good it felt to cuddle my kids, to hold them. A smile had a huge effect on me too, and I remember the literal physical warmth it brought,” he explained.

While mom and baby share a kindred connection, the researchers are certain dads are crucial too.

“At the risk of sounding defensive, father-baby bonds can be just as intense,” Swain said.

Canadian scientist Dr. James Swain with his newborn daughter. (Photo courtesy Dr. James Swain)

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Police locate stolen truck following fatal hit and run; search for suspect continues – Edmonton

Watch above: An Edmonton father of two was run over and killed by his own truck as he tried to stop it from being stolen Friday morning in northeast Edmonton. Kendra Slugoski, Quinn Ohler and Fletcher Kent have group coverage of the story and the manhunt that followed. WARNING: The details of the story are disturbing.

EDMONTON – Edmonton police have located the blue Dodge Ram truck they were searching for following a fatal hit and run near Rundle Park Friday morning.

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The truck was found at the back of a residence in the area of 112 Ave. and 94 St., around 6:30 p.m. Friday.

“At this point it would appear that there is no cause or relationship between the address and the truck,” said Insp. Regan James with the Edmonton Police Service.

Officers say a member of the public spotted the vehicle and called police. The truck has since been towed away from the scene.

“It’s one of those situations where clearly the public really stepped up their game and came out and helped us and we’re very grateful for that,” added James.

Police say they are now in the process of interviewing people in the area, and the hunt for the male suspect continues.

Edmonton police locate stolen truck following fatal hit and run Friday, June 14, 2014.

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Edmonton police locate stolen truck following fatal hit and run Friday, June 14, 2014.

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Edmonton police release photos of the blue Dodge Ram, taken in traffic on Friday, June 13, 2014, and include the suspect.

Courtesy: Edmonton Police Service

Edmonton police release photos of the blue Dodge Ram, taken in traffic on Friday, June 13, 2014, and include the suspect.

Courtesy: Edmonton Police Service

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Courtesy: Edmonton Police Service

Edmonton police release photos of the blue Dodge Ram, Friday, June 13, 2014.

Courtesy: Edmonton Police Service

Edmonton police release photos of the blue Dodge Ram, taken in traffic on Friday, June 13, 2014, and include the suspect.

Courtesy: Edmonton Police Service

Edmonton police release photos of the blue Dodge Ram, taken in traffic on Friday, June 13, 2014, and include the suspect.

Courtesy: Edmonton Police Service

The manhunt began Friday morning after a 33-year-old father was run over and killed by his own truck as he tried to stop it from being stolen.

Witnesses said the man was hanging onto the back of the blue Dodge truck when he fell off and was dragged under.

“I looked up and I seen a gentleman trying to get into his vehicle,” said Nicole Nault. “Somebody was inside the vehicle, obviously stealing it. They had hit the gas, pinned it, and the gentleman got stuck under the wheels.

“I seen it. I seen the wife. I seen the gentleman hit the cement. I kind of know CPR, so I was going to go offer assistance because she was, like, hysterical. She wasn’t going to be able to help him at all. When I get over there, there was no help to be had.”

“I heard somebody yelling,” said Scott Pfiefle, who lives in the area. “I heard tires peeling out. I looked out my window and seen the truck bounce over somebody and I ran out of my house.

“My first thought was the guy needs help,” he added. “So I ran out and seen him laying in a pool of his blood.”

Pfiefle said police then had them all back away.

“I just kind of stayed with the wife. She really needed to be calmed down. So, I just kind of helped her out.”

The Dodge truck was the second one stolen Friday morning, said Insp. Brian Nowlan.  Police first received reports of a stolen blue Ford half-ton truck around 8 a.m. It ended up in heavy traffic during the morning commute, so for safety reasons, police did not pursue it.

Scene of a fatal hit and run at 2908 116A Ave. in northeast Edmonton. June 13, 2014.

Kendra Slugoski, Global News

Scene of a fatal hit and run at 2908 116A Ave. in northeast Edmonton. June 13, 2014.

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Scene of a fatal hit and run at 2908 116A Ave. in northeast Edmonton. June 13, 2014.

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Scene of a fatal hit and run at 2908 116A Ave. in northeast Edmonton. June 13, 2014.

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An hour later, an officer found the truck ditched a few blocks away from the scene of the hit and run at 2908-116 A Ave., in a housing complex called Parkridge Estates. A witness told police they saw a man and a woman peering into nearby condos.

Police spotted the couple and chased them down, catching the woman. The other suspect, a native man in his 30s, escaped. He jumped in to the victim’s Dodge, which was running.

“Just as the vehicle started to reverse he saw an individual come from a nearby yard and drape himself across the back of the box,” said Nowlan.  “As the vehicle continued to reverse, the individual that was on the back came off the vehicle and ended up underneath the vehicle and was run over.”

The suspect drove south through the nearby Rundle Park onto 102 Avenue.

While the stolen truck has been located, city police are still searching for the suspect, who is described as an Aboriginal male, in his 30s, approximately 6’0”to 6’2” with a medium build, medium length brown/black hair, and may be wearing jeans with a red and white horizontal striped shirt.

Witnesses at the housing complex said the victim had two young children, a boy and a girl, and used his truck for work.

“He’s a hard working man, just supporting his family,” said friend Jeff Jackson. “That was his work truck, so he was trying to stop it… That’s all he has.”

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is also investigating because the case involves a police pursuit.

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