Monthly Archives: September 2017

The dehumanization of the NFL in Trump’s America

If you had entered the stadium somewhat late, skipped the anthem in favour of an excess beer in the parking lot or got stuck in the safety lines, you wouldn’t have known anything was out of the ordinary besides the blazing-hot sunlight and the Bills beating a nice team. read more

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Equifax board Starts review of executives’ stock sales after data breach

Equifax Inc advised the U.S. House of Representatives in a letter made public on Friday that its board of directors has formed a special committee to assess stock sales by company executives made weeks before the credit-reporting agency disclosed a huge data breach. read more

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At Toronto Occasion, Obama Exemplifies awkward position he Is in by not criticizing U.S. or Trump

Barack Obama is still pulling his punches.

When the former U.S. president strode onstage at Toronto’s convention center on Friday to the strains of a few of his previous campaign tunes — Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered — his crowd was primed for soaring rhetoric carrying on a successor hugely unpopular north of the border. read more

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NHL shifting responsibility on coaches with challenge rule change: Babcock

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock says the NHL has changed responsibility onto him and his team as the league tries to repair trainer’s challenges for offsides.

The NHL announced rule changes Wednesday accepted by the league’s Board of Governors, with one saying a team will be penalized with a two-minute small if its trainer challenges a target for offside and fails. Formerly the group was stripped of a timeout. read more

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FCC wants Apple to Trigger iPhone FM radio chips in Aftermath of disasters

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday urged Apple Inc to trigger FM radio processors installed in iPhones in the aftermath of major hurricanes.

Pai said Apple is the one significant phone manufacturer that has resisted doing this. Pai stated when wireless networks go down through a natural disaster, smartphones with triggered FM chips can enable Americans to access life-saving info. “It’s time for Apple to step up to the plate and place the security of the American people first.” An Apple spokesman didn’t immediately comment Thursday. read more

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Toddler shoots, wounds two Kids at Michigan House: police

A toddler shot and wounded two 3-year-old kids with a handgun in a Michigan house where a girl was babysitting several youngsters, police and local media said on Thursday.

The shooting Wednesday from the Detroit suburb of Dearborn happened after the toddler got access to a handgun, Dearborn authorities said in a statement. read more

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Red Sox beat Blue Jays, move closer to clinching division title

Reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello struggled in his final playoff tuneup, and David Price relieved him to solidify his role on the post-season roster as the Boston Red Sox beat Toronto 10-7 on Wednesday night to lower their magic number to two. read more

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Detroit Three to be outpaced by foreign auto makers, Tesla: IHS

North American vehicle production by the unionized Detroit Three auto makers will fall behind the combined North American output of Tesla Inc. and auto makers from Europe and Asia for the first time this year, IHS Markit forecast on Wednesday. read more

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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91

Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91. read more

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Chris Sale gives up four home runs as Blue Jays beat Red Sox

Chris Sale matched a career worst by giving up four home runs in a playoff tuneup, including a pair to Josh Donaldson, and the Boston Red Sox lost 9-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Teoscar Hernandez hit one of his two homers off Sale, and Kendrys Morales had another against Boston’s ace lefty. Sale (17-8) allowed five runs in five innings and surrendered multiple homers for the third time in five starts. Sale last allowed four homers in a game Aug. 23, 2013 against Texas. read more

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