Drunk pilot arrested in Canadian cockpit before take-off

Two hours after his arrest, the 37-year-old man was found to have more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in his body.

His plane, part of the Sunwing budget airline, later left Calgary for Cancun, Mexico, with a different pilot. There were more than 100 people on board.

The incident happened at 07:00 local time (14:00 GMT) on Saturday.

Airline staff noticed the pilot behaving strangely, and then he passed out. They alerted the authorities and the man was escorted from the cockpit.

Samoa unearths NZ teen talent D'Angelo Leuila in victory over Canada

Papatoetoe's D'Angelo Leuila has stepped up on the world rugby stage, starring for Samoa in a 25-23 win over Canada.

The Papatoetoe Under-19 a player kicked 20 points for Samoa to hold off Canada 25-23 to end their European rugby tour on a high on Friday (NZT Saturday).

Making his first start for Samoa, Leuila's expert goalkicking proved the difference in slotting four penalties, two dropped goals, and converted Samoa's only try in the match played in the French city of Grenoble.

Manu Samoa make eight changes

Sakaria Taulafo and Elia Elia start in the front row, with Taiasina Tuifua and Chris Vui the new locking combination.

It will be a just a second test appearance for Vui after the 23 year old made his debut against France.

"It's a lot quicker. You ask any international player - the quality of every player 1-15 on that pitch is top quality and everything is just a lot faster, you've got to think a lot quicker," he said.

Japan to come with fresh focus for Brazil match

Japan coach Asako Takakura said following their victory over Canada 5-0, that their next game will be the knockout stage so they will have to win it.

Takakura said if they lose the game their World Cup dream will be over so they will definitely push forward and trust themselves.

She added that individually each player will have to step up in order to progress to the next stage of the finals.

Coach Takakura admitted that although the game against Canada was tough, they were able to keep it under control and that worked out well for them.

Japan through to finals as Canada bows out

The girls in red suffered their third loss in the tournament while Japan has made it through to the quarter finals.

Japan scored through Yui Hasegawa, top scorer Mami Ueno, Honoka Hayashi and Hina Sugita.

Ueno now has four goals to her name in this tournament.

Japan showed no mercy taking the lead at half time 2-0 in this last round of the group matches.

Hasegawa opened the score board for Japan scoring in the 25th minute of the match in front of a crowd of 5,439 people.

Canadians aim for a win against Japan

The Canadian squad suffered a 5-0 loss against Spain in their opening match and went down again 3-1 against Nigeria in their second in the Group B match at Bava Park on Wednesday.

Today, the women in red and white (Canada) will face champions Japan in their final group match before bowing out for the finals.

Japan will be looking to see Canada off with a win to qualify for a spot for the quarter finals or else the rival team Nigeria, who are currently tied at 3 points each will book the spot if they beat Spain.

Nigeria rebounds to the Winning Circle

Canada came out in the opening minute to open the scoreboard with the first point of the night when mid fielder Deanne Rose crossed an amazing right footy for striker Gabrielle Carle who laced the footy with a powerful chop into the net to lead 1-0.

Chinwendu Ihezuo and Joy Bokiri of Nigeria pushed forward with every opportunity until the 44th minute when Canada’s Bianca St Georges caused a handball foul after trying to head the ball off the penalty box.

Nigeria's striker Chinaza Uchendu converted the direct penalty for an equalizer at half time.

Spain beat Canada 5-0

The Spaniards dominated the first half in its match against Canada at the Bava park.

With the setting sun behind them, they registered their first goal in the opening minutes of the match with a kick from number 9, Lucia Gomez.

The side captained by No. 7, Nahikari Garcia,  had more possession of the ball in the first half than the Canadians.

Canada's defenders came under heavy attack in the first half with Spain having more attempts at the goalmouth.

The Spaniards found the net again at the 30th minute with a kick from No. 20, Lucia Garcia.

Trump presidency: Canadians ready to welcome troubled Yanks

While Donald Trump has spoken about building a wall between the US and Mexico to keep immigrants out, it is Americans who may be trying to flee.

During this election's vicious campaign cycle, the idea of Americans heading to Canada became a political statement.

InterOil sale to Exxon halted by Canadian court

In July, Exxon agreed to buy out InterOil for $US2.5 billion in a deal approved last month by Supreme Court of Yukon in Canada where the natural gas producer is incorporated.

However the court has now upheld an appeal against the sale, filed by the founder of InterOil Phil Mulacek.

Mr Mulacek has objected to the sale terms, saying it did not properly remunerate InterOil shareholders.

The company owns a 36.5 percent stake in large PNG's Elk-Antelope gas field, which is operated by French energy giant Total.