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VIDEO: Mayor Rob Ford and DJ Deadmau5 go for a coffee fun in the Purrari,(Deadmau5′ 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider (F1 edition,) and it’s all caught on camera. Police Board opts not to renew Chief Bill Blair’s contract. Emotional ‘Batkid Begins’ trailer shows how a 5-year-old boy saved San Francisco.
VIDEO: ROB FORD AND DEADMAU5 GO FOR COFFEE IN A FERRARI
Mayor Rob Ford decided to go for a coffee run with Deadmau5 yesterday in his Purrari, a 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider (F1 edition). The 30 minute car ride was filmed for Deadmau5’s popular YouTube series. The video is simply called “Coffee Run.” We learn that Rob Ford really likes espresso, as he ordered five espressos in one Tims cup, Deadmau5 just got a Double-Double. During the drive, Ford confessed he sometimes speeds while driving up in cottage country. “Sometimes I open it up, if the cops catch me I’m toast, that’s the problem,” Deadmau5 then says to Ford: “Nobody is above the law, not even the mayor.” “That’s for sure,” Ford responded.
POLICE BOARD OPTS NOT TO RENEW BILL BLAIR’S CONTRACT
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair will be forced to step down from his Chief Of Police position after his term ends April 25, 2015. The Toronto Police Services Board announced yesterday it will not renew Blair’s contract. “After considerable discussion related to the Toronto Police Service’s continuing need for organizational renewal, the Board has decided not to renew the employment agreement of Chief Blair,” the board said in a press release. The chief has not yet responded publicly to the announcement.
(Photo: The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)
FORD’S NEW CAMPAIGN VIDEO IS ALL ABOUT CUSTOMER SEVICE
Rob Ford’s new campaign video is all about his outstanding customer service. If you call Rob Ford, he will call you back. That’s his campaign promise and Ford really highlights it in his latest re-election video, “What Customer Service Excellence Means To Me,” released through his YouTube channel Wednesday afternoon. The two-minute ad is partly shot at a location that resembles his City Hall office. According to city policy, it is prohibited to use resources of City Hall during campaigning.
EMOTIONAL ‘BATKID BEGINS’ TRAILER SHOWS HOW A 5-YEAR-OLD SAVED SAN FRANCISCO
The greatest superhero of all is back, “Batkid!” And this time around he’s starring in a heart-warming new trailer. Miles ‘Batkid’ Scott, the 5-year-old boy who fought leukemia and stole the hearts of all in San Francisco, as well as the Internet, now is featured in a trailer for the documentary, “Batkid Begins.” Thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation who made the Batkid experience happen for little Miles, the new trailer debuted at Comic-Con earlier this week. The trailer follows Miles’ Batkid experience, the people who made it come to life and the unbelievable amount of support for the event. Although the city of San Francisco help out substantially to make Miles’ dream come true, it was Miles who gave the entire city something much greater. “He gave everybody license to just be a little absurd, a little ridiculous, live their little dreams for a little bit,” Hans Zimmer, “Dark Knight” trilogy composer, says in the trailer. The documentary will include the hype surrounding Batkid as he prepares to save the day,” and a look into Miles’ life on his family’s farm in Tulekuke, California. Production funds are still being raised for the documentary through an IndieGoGo campaign. With 21 days left, the documentary has already raised more than half of its $100,000 goal. Miles seems to be what San Francisco and the rest of the world needed to find their heart and their inner child again.
NEW BIKE LANES OPEN IN RICHMOND AND ADELAIDE AREA
A series of downtown bicycle lanes approved in May by Toronto city council have officially opened. The bike lanes are part of the Richmond-Adelaide project which were designed to improve connectivity and make it safer for cyclists. The project is not complete yet, however, several lanes are now in operation, distinguished by a paint barrier from vehicle traffic. When the project is finally complete, bicycle lanes will run along Richmond Street from York to Bathurst, and the Adelaide lane will run from Simcoe to Bathurst. They will be connected by north-south lanes on Peter and Simcoe streets. The project is estimated to cost $390,000.