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Chris Hyndman of CBC’s ‘Steven and Chris’ Has Died. Jays In Wildcard Spot, Ticket Prices Soar on Secondary Market. Netflix Offers ‘Unlimited’ Paid Parental Leave For A Year. Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy Call It Quits. TTC Considers $60000 Review of Merit Pay For Top Brass.
Chris Hyndman of CBC’s ‘Steven and Chris’ Has Died
CBC personality Chris Hyndman of lifestyle show Steven and Chris has died, according to the public broadcaster. Police say his body was found around midnight on Tuesday near near Broadview Avenue and Queen Street. “It is with profound sadness that we share the news Christopher Hyndman died,” Heather Conway, Executive Vice President of English Services, and Jennifer Dettman, Executive Director of Unscripted Content, said in a joint statement. “We extend our deepest sympathies to Steven, family, friends and colleagues; our thoughts are with them all.” Hyndman was 49-year-old. He co-hosted Steven and Chris with his life partner Steven Sabados. It’s unclear at this time if his dead is being treated as suspicious. According to Global News, witnesses are not being sought in connection to the incident. Steven and Chris has been pulled from CBC’s schedule. The public broadcaster says a tribute area is being set up in the atrium of the CBC Headquarters at Front and John where fans can leave notes and messages of condolences.
Jays In Wildcard Spot, Ticket Prices Soar on Secondary Market
It sure looks like Torontonians have caught a case of playoff fever. And with good reason. After a couple blockbuster trade deadline deals the The Jays are on a role moving into the last wildcard spot, after beating the Minnesota Twins 3-1. Marco Estrada went 6 and two-thirds to get his 9th win on the year, and Roberto Osuna got his 8th save. Both Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit solo homers. The Jays are now 56 and 52 on the season, that puts them one game ahead of the Orioles for the last wild card spot. The Orioles were shut out by Oakland 5-0 on Tuesday. The race is tight, with the Angels, Jays, Orioles, Twins Rays, and Rangers all within’ two games of each other. The Jays are 7 and 3 in their last 10 and hope to improve on that mark against Twins again at the dome on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Aaron Sanchez has launched an appeal of his three-game suspension saying he didn’t intentionally throw at Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar on the weekend.
And it appears money is no object when it comes to watching the Blue Jays in action these days. Secondary ticket sales have skyrocketed since David Price joined the team. The cost of seats for Monday’s game were averaging around $49 Canadian before Price was traded on July 30th. Seatgeek.com says after it was announced Price would play in the game, the average price nearly doubled to 91 bucks. That made Monday’s game the Jays’ most expensive home game of the season.
Netflix Offers ‘Unlimited’ Paid Parental Leave For A Year
Netflix announced it will begin offering “unlimited” paid time off to employees during their first year as new parents. The video-streaming company allows mothers and fathers to take as much time off as they desire during their first year after their child’s birth or adoption, while earning their full salary. The policy is intended to help the company retain valuable employees.
Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy Call It Quits
There’s a wave of endless heartbreak sweeping through Hollywood: Ben Affleck-Jennifer Garner, Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert, Gavin Rossdale-Gwen Stefaniand and now… Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog have confirmed that their on-again-off-again relationship is off again. Though the pair were seen together promoting ABC’s The Muppets, the breakup was confirmed on Twitter as Miss Piggy and Kermit both have official Twitter accounts.
TTC Considers $60000 Review of Merit Pay For Top Brass
A committee will meet and go over a report on an executive compensation policy for the TTC on Wednesday. The question is whether a green light should be given to have discussions with consultants from the Hay Group to provide a policy on bonus pay for senior staff. The review could end up costing $60,000. As it stands, there’s no bonus structure in place for the top brass. The review of compensation was a city council suggestion from 2014 in relation to bonuses for senior executives on boards and commissions. Some have questioned the idea at a time when the TTC needs money to keep fares down and maintain service levels. TTC spokesperson Brad Ross says no decisions have been made yet.