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August 15, 2018 10:52 PM Maryland focuses on safety at practice after football player’s death

Head coach DJ Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after McNair’s death and a subsequent ESPN report revealing that coaches bullied players. While making a point not to criticize Durkin, Canada insisted that the players are in good spirits as they work toward the Sept. 1 opener against Texas in Landover, Maryland. “Our culture right now is awesome 6

August 13, 2018 6:27 PM Netflix’s CFO to step down following cash-fueled expansion

Netflix Inc. chief financial officer David Wells will step down after eight years on the job, during which the streaming service grew into an entertainment giant that spends more on movies and TV shows than the biggest Hollywood studios. Wells, 47, will help choose a successor and stay on until his replacement takes over to make sure the transition goes smoothly 9

August 4, 2018 9:32 PM Bright skies, good times. Caribbean Carnival hits T.O

That welcome vibe was in full force Saturday as Toronto kicked off another Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade (formerly Caribana), a celebration of Caribbean culture marking its 51st year. “Oh my God, this is great,” enthused Bobby Galupe, 20, a recent high school graduate from the Toronto area and first-timer to the parade. “I love the environment, the vibe. It makes 15

August 3, 2018 11:07 PM Nadal says his loss to Shapovalov is his strongest Rogers Cup memory

Rafael Nadal may have won the Rogers Cup three times, but it’s a recent upset loss that sticks in his mind the most. Nadal won in 2005, 2008 and most recently in 2013, when he beat Canada’s Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-2, in Montreal. However, his strongest memory of playing in Canada was last year’s third round, when he was upset by Denis Shapovalov, a wild-card 12

August 3, 2018 4:20 PM City to install automated speed enforcement, LED warning signs in new Vision Zero safety initiatives

The city will also expand the existing Watch Your Speed Program in each city ward. The program features mobile LED signs that show drivers their speed in real time. Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25 Don Valley West), called the two programs “significant steps” forward. “We are committed to improving safety for all road users and these programs will serve 11

July 26, 2018 6:39 PM Blue Jays trade Happ to Yankees: Reports

After weeks of speculation, the Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly sending all-star starting pitcher J.A. Happ to the New York Yankees. Speculation that Toronto was close to moving the lefthander ramped up on Wednesday night, with reports linking the southpaw to the Yankees, the Chicago Cubs, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Seattle Mariners and the Philadelphia 14

July 23, 2018 5:25 PM Flashdance writer recalls hit’s Canadian inspiration

Tom Hedley was a young Toronto magazine writer on the rise with an artist friend named Robert Markle, who taught at an art and design university. Markle was an experimental painter who wanted to experience kinetic movement, which was why he wanted Hedley to go with him to watch some strippers. One of the strippers reminded Hedley of a woman he knew from a stint 53

July 13, 2018 10:29 PM Netflix subscriber growth faces new test after $46-billion rally

Netflix Inc. will get a chance Monday to validate the more than US$40 billion added to its market value since the company’s blowout earnings report in April. The main question hanging over Netflix’s second-quarter results — much like the first — is whether the company can add enough streaming subscribers to satisfy investors, whose bullish bets have made the stock 11

June 20, 2018 7:20 PM Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Instagram moving further from its roots as a photo-sharing service as it dives into longer-form video Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase 54

June 19, 2018 6:03 PM Open-net goal lifts Senegal to a win over Poland at the World Cup

Senegal President Macky Sall was in the stands to watch his nation’s first World Cup match since 2002, when the team reached the quarter-finals before losing to Turkey. Poland returned for the first time since 2006. Poland fans in red and white were about three-quarters of the crowd, and they chanted and clapped throughout. Lewandowski topped the Bundesliga 15