Hundreds participate at Special Olympics National Games

Nigel Clarke, right, shows Rayanna Flanders how to shoot during a basketball drill at the Special Olympics National Games, held at the Jean Pierre Complex, yesterday. PARTICIPATION, sportsmanship and brain development were the important elements when athletes with special needs participated in eight disciplines at the 37th annual Special Olympics National Games, yesterday. From as …

Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy at NHL awards ceremony – National

By Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player for the 2017-18 season. The 26-year-old New Jersey Devils winger beat out Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon and Los Angeles Kings centre Anze Kopitar for the honour at Wednesday’s awards show in Las Vegas. READ MORE: …

Fact check: Donald Trump overstates scope of order on border policy that keeps families together – National

U.S. President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the scope of his executive order that would halt his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. READ MORE: Donald Trump signs order to keep migrant families together while in detention He suggests the order is a permanent solution. …

George and Amal Clooney donate $100K to help reunite migrant children separated from parents – National

George and Amal Clooney are taking a stand against the Trump administration’s controversial zero-tolerance policy that separates children of migrants from their parents as they attempt to enter the U.S. The couple is joining their voices with others to protest the draconian immigration policy and they are also making a statement with their chequebook. ‘When …

U.S. officials send babies, children to shelters in Texas after taking them from parents at border – National

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in …

Ford to redevelop historic Detroit train station to house tech workers – National

Ford Motor Co executives on Tuesday said the automaker will renovate and revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit’s infamous blighted landmark, turning it into offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. Speaking to a large crowd outside the grand, yet dilapidated 18-story Michigan Central Station, Ford family scion and the …

Sporting organizations must report allegations of abuse or lose federal funding – National

Sports Minister Kirsty Duncan says national sporting organizations will lose their federal funding if they don’t immediately disclose to her office any allegations of abuse or harassment that occur within their ranks. Effective immediately, funding agreements also require sporting associations to establish an independent third party to investigate all allegations of abuse and have mandatory …

WWE star John Cena settles lawsuit with Ford – National

John Cena and Ford have settled their lawsuit over the WWE star breaching the no-resale contract on his 2017 Ford GT. Ford will reportedly receive an undisclosed settlement amount from Cena and they will donate that money to charity. They settled the matter out of court. Ford and Cena previously had a buyer agreement for its …

Central bankers say cryptocurrencies could face ‘complete loss of value’ – National

It’s been a tough few days for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. After research by the University of Texas last week suggested the Bitcoin craze of 2017 may have been the product of market manipulation, a new report published on Sunday argues that “a cryptocurrency can simply stop functioning, resulting in a complete loss of value.” READ MORE: Remember …

iPhone users will soon be able to share their location data with first responders – National

As part of Apple’s iOS 12 update, iPhone users in the United States who call 911 with their mobile devices will be able to automatically share their location data with first responders. According to the National Emergency Number Association (NEMA), over 240 million calls are made to 911 per year, approximately 80 per cent of …