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October 16, 2018 2:05 PM Kapanen's rise could make Maple Leafs cap situation trickier

Total: $83.532 million, a shade under. Assumes Nathan Horton’s injured reserve space is used. Guys like Leivo, Rosen, Liljegren are interchangeable with other Marlies or cheap free agents. But that’s the idea. It also assumes a raise for Ozhiganov, who may or may not pan out. And Kapanen coming in at Connor Brown type money. Total: $81.388 million, a lot under 6

October 13, 2018 11:14 PM Trump prays with American pastor recently freed by Turkey

Trump thanked Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had resisted the demands of Trump and other high-level U.S. officials for Brunson’s release. Erdogan had insisted that his country's courts are independent, though he previously had suggested a possible swap for Brunson. The U.S. had repeatedly called for Brunson’s release and, this year, sanctioned 39

October 12, 2018 6:58 PM Second NASA space telescope shuts down in orbit as Hubble hibernates

Less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope went offline, the Chandra X-ray Observatory did the same thing. NASA said Friday that Chandra’s automatically went into so-called safe mode Wednesday, possibly because of a gyroscope problem. Both orbiting observatories are old and in well-extended missions: Hubble is 28, while Chandra is 19. Flight controllers 12

September 22, 2018 3:39 AM Hotel workers fear condo conversions threatening jobs

Wieditz said the hospitality sector is one of the few providing unionized jobs with decent wages to a workforce largely comprised of women of colour. That’s also part of the reason he believes the issue has been given short shrift, compared to the closure of places like the Mr. Christie’s factory in Etobicoke in 2012. There, the city rejected developers’ 14

September 6, 2018 5:40 PM Palatial Starbucks opens in Italy, home of espresso

MILAN—Starbucks is opening its first store in Italy on Friday, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coffee bar will win customers in a country fond of its daily espresso rituals. Decades ago, Milan’s coffee bars inspired the chain’s vision. Now Starbucks is hoping clients will visit its new store, the Reserve Roastery 25

September 6, 2018 1:17 PM Britain security minister blames Putin for Novichok attack

Moscow strongly denies involvement in the attack, and Russian officials said they didn’t recognize the suspects. Britain plans to press its case against Russia at the U.N. Security Council on Thursday. The Skripals’ poisoning ignited a diplomatic confrontation in which hundreds of envoys were expelled by both Russia and Western nations. But there is limited 18

September 1, 2018 1:30 PM There are two It Boys at TIFF, but only one can emerge victorious

Not that he did not thoroughly enjoy himself. The year he was nominated for his Oscar, Hedges has shared, “I went to every party. I went to the Vanity Fair party, the Madonna after party.” But, alas, a cautionary tale — particularly for festival party aspirants. According to Hedges’ memory of that night: “There are no photos allowed at the Madonna after 18

August 29, 2018 8:37 PM Eglinton Crosstown taking shape, despite legal tussle

Metrolinx says it’s making “tremendous progress” on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, despite the consortium that’s building the line having gone to court to seek an extension of its scheduled completion date. Metrolinx officials took members of the media on a tour Wednesday of the Crosstown site at Mount Dennis, just west of Eglinton Ave. and Black Creek 14

August 27, 2018 6:15 PM Aimia adds new president and chief strategy officer in wake of Aeroplan deal

MONTREAL—Aimia Inc. has named Nathaniel Felsher as president and chief strategy officer, less than a week after announcing a deal to sell its flagship Aeroplan loyalty program to a consortium led by Air Canada. Felsher, who joins Aimia from Deutsche Bank in New York, where he co-headed the firm's aviation corporate and investment banking group, will report 25

August 18, 2018 1:49 AM Walmart eyes virtual reality shopping system, according to patent filings

Trekking through a crowded, cavernous Walmart supercentre isn’t much fun. But what if you could do it from the comfort of your own home through virtual reality? The world’s biggest retailer wants to find out, according to filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The company has applied for two patents that detail a “virtual show room” and fulfilment 14