Canada U-17 coach announces FIFA World Cup roster with plan to “win every single game” in UAE
“Everything in Asia takes time, effort and persistence, and we have been inconstant partners. It was not just this government but during the latter years of Liberal government (that) Canada backed away from Asia. Our companies left the region, too. It takes a long time to rebuild ties.” Fen Hampson, who with Edwards has briefed the Harper cabinet about the importance of trade with Asia, decried a Canadian “mindset that is still oriented toward the Atlantic and the United States. “Aside from a few major Canadian firms which are in the region, there is complacency in the business community and risk aversion and too high a comfort level with doing business in traditional markets such as the U.S.,” said the Carleton University international affairs professor and director of the CIGI’s global security program. “We require a much broader strategic engagement. We can’t just send ministers and trade missions. We have to capture the imagination of the Canadian public. We need to get the Canadian business community behind this and we are nowhere near that yet.” The scale of the problem facing those who see much of Canada’s future prosperity tied to trade with Asia could be seen in an Asia Pacific Foundation poll conducted earlier this year. The Angus Reid survey found that fewer Canadians regarded their country as part of the Asia Pacific region previously. Canadians also said that they saw less need to conclude free trade agreements with Asian countries than they had in the past. As an example of how Canada’s profile is diminishing, rather than rising, Paul Evans cited the fact that although trade with Asia has increased in recent years, as a percentage of overall trade it is half of what it was a decade ago. Canada has a much larger economy than Australia, but has not yet closed a trade agreement with any Asian country.
Canada’s Gluten-free Craze
Article Continues after the discussion. Vote and comment The gluten-free buzzword now seems to pop up everywhere you lookfrom cookbooks and TV talk shows to specialty stores and beauty products. In mid-September Canadas second Gluten Free Expo was held in Toronto, attracting 100 exhibitors. The popularity of the diet has been largely fuelled by endorsements from celebrities such as TV star Elizabeth Hasselbeck, pop singer Miley Cyrus, and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The release last year of the best-selling book Wheat Belly, which blames modern-day wheat for a multitude of ills, has also contributed to the gluten-free craze. Some who adopt the diet report relief from ailments such as abdominal pain, eczema or rash, headaches, fatigue, bowel and digestive problems, and brain fogcommon symptoms of gluten sensitivity. Celiac, or Gluten Avoider? Health Canada estimates about 1 percent of Canadians (340,000 people) suffer from celiac disease, a genetic disorder that occurs when gluten triggers an abnormal immune response, damaging the lining of the small intestine and interfering with the absorption of nutrients. But aside from celiacs, who must strictly avoid gluten for life, it is estimated that there are millions of gluten avoiders in Canadapeople who have not been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, yet have adopted a gluten-free or gluten-reduced diet. Among the reasons gluten avoiders adopt the diet are a desire to lose weight or to get relief from health problems that can be hard to diagnose. Others perceive it as simply a healthier way to eat. However, the growth of gluten avoiders has raised concerns among some health professionals, who say that following a gluten-free diet without first consulting a doctor or dietician could be harmful. I think whats really driven this whole lifestyle has been the celebrities, says Shelley Case, a Regina-based nutrition expert on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. This fad diet is the flavour of the month right now. Its kind of like Atkins was a number of years ago. Now its gluten-free. Unnecessary Gluten-free Diets Last month Case spoke at an international Celiac Disease Symposium in Chicago, where she voiced her concerns about the risks of unnecessary gluten-free diets.
While Fleming certainly hopes his squad can make more history this time out, by earning Canadas first-ever U-17 World Cup win, he says the top priority is implementing a specific game plan on the field hopefully, as a result of that, our results [will be] positive. Canada qualified for UAE 2013 by beating Jamaica 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship back in April. The young Reds went on to claim third place in that tournament with a dramatic win over Honduras on penalty kicks. Jordan Hamilton led the way for Canada, scoring three goals in five games. Canada open World Cup group-stage play on Oct. 19 against Group E opponents Austria, before meeting Iran on Oct. 22 and finishing off against Argentina on Oct. 25. To qualify for the knockout stages, theyll need to finish among the top two in their group, or rank as one of the four best third-place finishers in the six-group competition. Canada U-17 World Cup Roster GOALKEEPERS: Marco Carducci (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency), Christian Kaiswatum (FC Edmonton Academy), Daniel Milton (Blackpool/England) DEFENDERS: Alex Comsia (Stade Lavallois/France), Mathieu Laurent (Mississauga), Elias Roubos (Toronto FC Academy), Kevon Black (Toronto FC Academy), Eric Davies (FC Dallas Academy), Aron Mkungilwa (Montreal Impact Academy) MIDFIELDERS: Hanson Boakai (FC Edmonton), Adam Bouchard (Defensor Sporting Club/Uruguay), Marco Bustos (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency), Mikael Cantave (Union Sportive de la Jeanne/France), Matthew Chow (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency), Marco-Leonel Dominguez (Braves dAhuntsic U-16), Kianz Gonzales-Froese (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency), Jose Lopez (FC Edmonton Reserves), Ali Musse (WSA North Stars), Derick Sequeira (Toronto FC Academy), Nevello Yoseke (Montreal Impact Academy) STRIKERS: Andrew Gordon (Woodbridge Strikers), Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC Academy), El Mehdi Ibn Brahim (Braves dAhuntsic) Sports & Recreation Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman has… Business Insider Patrick Daugherty examines Trent Richardson’s slow start and breaks down the Week 5 injury landscape. Rotoworld ATLANTA (AP) — It’s been a while since either team played a truly meaningful game. The Associated Press More like this Remove Michael Jordan and O.J.