EDT October 14, 2013 Air Canada planes at Montreal’s Pierre Trudeau International Airport on March 23, 2012. (Photo: Ryan Remiorz, AP) Air Canada SHARE 80 CONNECT 53 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE MONTREAL Air Canada is in the doghouse over a spokesman’s remarks following the disappearance of a dog who escaped airline staff at a California airport. The company says handlers at San Francisco International Airport took the dog out of his crate on Monday after his flight was delayed and the pet either slipped out of his collar or broke it. Air Canada says the dog, an Italian greyhound named Larry, bolted and was last spotted about 5 miles from the airport. TODAY IN THE SKY: Your bookmark for the day’s most interesting airline stories The local CBS TV station took interest in Larry’s disappearance and says it asked the airline about its procedures after obtaining a statement about the incident. Instead, the station says it accidentally received an email from spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick urging his colleagues to ignore the inquiry and what sounded like a jab at the U.S. government shutdown. “I think I would just ignore, it is local news doing a story on a lost dog. Their entire government is shut down and about to default and this is how the US media spends its time,” the station said the e-mail read. Word quickly spread online, with many voicing their outrage over the company’s response. “If you ever fly with your pet, you might not want to choose Air Canada,” one wrote on Twitter.
US, Canada in women’s hockey brawl
By Rudi Schuller Comments Canada was days away from facing a former manager for the first time ever, but instead Benito Floro’s side will meet an Australia team in disarray. On Tuesday, the two nations square off in a friendly at London’s Craven Cottage that was set to be Holger Osieck’s first match against Canada since he vacated that nation’s head coaching role in 2003, but he was fired by Australia’s federation following consecutive 6-0 losses (to Brazil and France, respectively). Don’t Miss Schuller: WC ’26 to Canada? Why not? Instead, the Aussies will be helmed by Osieck’s assistant Aurelio Vidmar. The 46-year-old former Socceroos midfielder — who faced Canada as a player in a pair of World Cup qualifiers in 1993 — has taken Australia’s coaching duties on an interim basis, with a wide range of high-profile international managers being linked to the permanent job. On the other side of the pitch, Canada’s Spanish head coach Benito Floro will be continuing his task of rebuilding a broken men’s national team program. Unlike the Aussies, Canada doesn’t have the luxury of a booked ticket to Brazil for next year’s World Cup, and will instead rely on a series of training camps and friendlies to try to improve upon a befallen side that faces no competitive fixtures for another two years. Floro has called in a core of veterans to bolster a host of inexperienced youngsters that will presumably make up much of the national team in the years ahead. Alongside stalwarts Dwayne De Rosario and Julian de Guzman are starlets Jonathan Osorio and Russell Teibert, with Floro aiming to have the older players ease the transition for younger prospects. There are some significant absences from Canada’s squad, however. Besiktas midfielder Atiba Hutchinson was forced to leave camp with a minor injury late last week. In addition, defender Dejan Jakovic was summoned by Floro for the match, but he remained with club side D.C. United with a hamstring issue.
Chico’s FAS Announces First International Expansion White House Black Market to Enter Canada
Take a look back at the best fights from the 2012-13 season . In the first of six exhibition meetings between the two rivals ahead of Februarys Sochi Olympics on Saturday, a hit on Canada goalie Shannon Szabados late in the third period sparked a full-on line brawl. University of North Dakota product Jocelyne Lamoureux delivered the blow, prompting ex-University of New Hampshire Wildcat Courtney Birchard to accost her in the corner. Fighting in hockey is a rare sight on the international stage (especially in the womens game), but according to Team Canada captain Hayley Wickenheiser, this isnt the first dustup the two world powers have been involved in. We had a similar scrap in 2010, so I guess we have one every Olympic cycle to get it out of our system, Wickenheiser told reporters after the game, via Canoe.ca . It was kind of fun to see, and it brought a lot of intensity to another dog fight with these guys. There are few, if any, blowouts in this series. Canada, the defending Olympic champion, took home a 3-2 win in Game 1. Check out the brawl in the video below, with a stick tap to The Big Lead : Some of the highlights: 0:09 One of the announcers repeatedly says “Oh yeah!” as the brawl begins. 0:35 A true logistical challenge of brawling with cages over your face becomes all too apparent. 0:44 US goalie Brianne McLaughlin is not impressed. 0:55 The camera operator loses focus. 1:03 Everyone is pretty well spent.
International Friendly Preview: Canada – Australia
“From our robust customer file, we already know that there are a significant number of Chico’s FAS customers in Canada .” The store front design at Yorkdale Shopping Centre will include a unique mix of design elements and materials including white Carrara marble, polished chrome, black lacquer panels, striped fabric awnings, and an oversized cut-crystal chandelier. The interior of the White House Black Market boutiques will have an over-arching black-and-white palette that incorporates currated finishes including wood and marble floors, beautiful crystal chandeliers and sconces, mirrored accents, striped satin draperies and velvet upholstery. The furniture selection combines lacquered wood, polished chrome, molded aluminum, marble and glass. The White House Black Market Yorkdale Shopping Centre boutique grand opening will be celebrated with a private reception on Wednesday, October 23 rd from 6-8PM in partnership with Children’s Miracle Network benefitting The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto . At 6PM , Chico’s FAS Inc. CEO, David Dyer and White House Black Market Brand President, Donna Noce will present a check to SickKids Foundation’s President and CEO, Ted Garrard , followed by a ribbon cutting to mark the brands entry to the Canadian market. The WH|BM boutique will open to the public on October 24 th at 10am . ABOUT CHICO’S FAS, INC. The Company, through its brands Chico’s, White House | Black Market, Soma Intimates, and Boston Proper, is a women’s specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items. White House | Black Market strives to make women feel beautiful with apparel and accessories in the honest simplicity of black and white and the individuality of styles built from it. White House | Black Market currently operates 416 boutiques and 52 outlets, publishes a catalog highlighting its latest fashions and connects with customers at www.whbm.com and www.whbm.com/canada .