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payrolls report said employment rose a less-than-forecast 166,000 in September, following a revised 159,000 gain in August that was also smaller than estimated, ADP Research Institute said. BlackBerry rose 1 percent to C$8.27 after an earlier loss of as much as 5.4 percent. The Wall Street Journal reported that the company has drawn the interest of Cerberus, a private-equity firm that specializes in distressed assets. Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., the largest shareholder of BlackBerry, (BB) announced Sept. 23 it was leading a group of investors planning a buyout of the money-losing smartphone maker. Restructuring Costs BlackBerry tumbled earlier today after saying it will record costs of about $400 million, four times the amount it originally projected, as it reduces staff by 40 percent and sells off equipment and real estate. Barrick Gold Corp. climbed 2.3 percent to C$19.02 and Semafo increased 6.7 percent to C$2.40 as gold rebounded from an eight-week low. Gold futures for December delivery rose 2.7 percent to $1,320.70 an ounce in New York , the most in almost two weeks. Canadian Natural Resources declined 1.7 percent to C$32.25 and Cenovus Energy Inc. slipped 1.6 percent to C$30.31 as energy stocks dropped 0.5 percent as a group. U.S. crude production climbed last week, the Energy Information Administration said. Output rose to 7.8 million barrels a day in the week ended Sept.

Floro names Canada roster for Socceroos game against former manager Holger Osieck

Senate voted to kill Republicans’ latest attempts to modify an emergency government funding bill, hopes the debt crisis would be resolved soon began to dwindle. The uncertainty spurred a jump in gold, which is seen as a safe-haven asset, as investors placed bets on the commodity. Gold stocks gained as a result. “The market continues to say: ‘This is a temporary blip, don’t get too distracted by it, but drive on, ‘” said Robert McWhirter, president and portfolio manager at Selective Asset Management Inc. Investors will start to panic only if the shutdown extends beyond a few weeks, he added. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed down 8.44 points, or 0.07 percent, at 12,839. Five of the 10 main sectors on the index were in the red. The financial group fell 0.4 percent. Royal Bank of Canada , the country’s biggest lender, dropped 0.5 percent to C$66.35. Toronto Dominion Bank gave back 0.3 percent to C$92.04. Energy shares shed 0.8 percent, with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd falling 1.8 percent to C$32.23 and having the biggest negative influence on the market. Suncor Energy Inc lost almost 1 percent to C$36.81.

Of the Floro roster announced Wednesday for the London friendly, only goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld remains from the last Canadian starting 11 fielded by Osieck in that 2003 Gold Cup. Striker Iain Hume and midfielder Atiba Hutchinson are also in the Floro squad. They came on as a substitutes in the second half of the 2-0 loss to Cuba that proved to be Canada’s swansong at the tournament. Attacking midfielder Dwayne De Rosario was also part of the Osieck era, although he was injured for the 2003 tournament. Midfielder Julian de Guzman was allowed to stay with his German club side. All four are in Floro’s squad. Australia, whose lineup features such veterans as goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, defender Lucas Neill and striker Tim Cahill, booked its ticket to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with a 1-0 victory over Iraq in June. Canada failed, once again, in its qualifying bid. Australia will play France in Paris on Oct. 11 before meeting Canada. Cahill will equal Peter Wilsons record of 60 matches as Socceroos captain if he skippers the team against both France and Canada. Osieck says the Canada game will offer some new players a chance to shine. “If they do well, they have the opportunity to stay. And if they don’t do well, I will look for other people,” he said in an interview on the Football Federation Australia website.

Scouts Canada Children and Youth Cultivate Business Skills, Earn Scholarships

2, 2013 /CNW/ – Kids heading back to school, leaves changing colours and cooler evenings all mark the change in season. But for Scouts Canada , the arrival of fall means it is time for children and youth to learn important life skills and strive to earn scholarship money. Over the next few months, tens of thousands of Scouts across the country will participate in Scout Popcorn , Scouts Canada’s national fundraiser, along the way they will learn important life skills, gain scholarship money and raise funds for local Scouting programs. “The funds raised through Scout Popcorn gives me the opportunity to develop skills, form life-long friendships and learn important life lessons including the value of service, community and teamwork,” said Samantha Harvey of St. Paul, Alberta and the Scout Popcorn top seller for 2012. “I attribute the fact that I have chosen to go into nursing to the values and ethics that Scouting has instilled in me. The money I have earned in my Scout Popcorn scholarship is helping me reach my goal.” Through the Scouts Popcorn program, youth cultivate valuable business skills such as financial responsibility, marketing strategy development, time management skills, and in the process, develop confidence and positive self-esteem. Scouts who raise $2,500 or more will also become eligible for a scholarship fund. These Scouts will see six per cent of their total sales that year, and each year going forward, invested in an account for their post-secondary education expenses. Since the program began in 1995, 827 Scouts have been enrolled in the scholarship program. Additionally, proceeds from the fundraiser go back to local Scouting to help pay for items and activities which enhance the Scouting experience, such as camping equipment and national and international trips. “We are grateful for the Canadians from coast to coast to coast that have supported Scouts Canada through Scout Popcorn ,” said Andrew Price, Chief Commissioner and Chairman of the Board of Governors for Scouts Canada . “Their support of the program goes a long way in helping us enhance local Scouting programs and provide children and youth opportunities to benefit their future.” About Scout Popcorn Since its inception in 1989, Scout Popcorn has generated more than $100 million in sales with sixty percent of the funds going back to support local Scouting activities. In 2012, the national campaign achieved $9.65 million in sales.