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Blue Jays Playoff Tickets On Sale Today/ Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista Boycotting Sportsnet. Gas Prices Drop Four Cents Overnight. Eyes Still On China’s Economic Slowdown As Market Fluctuates. ‘Carding’ Put Under The Microscope in Brampton Public Meeting. Canadians Paying Off Debt Faster According to Credit Agency Report.
Blue Jays Playoff Tickets On Sale Today
No doubt Toronto Blue Jays fans will be willing to shell out a lot of money to watch the team play in what could be their first playoff appearance in 21 years, and they’ll have to pay top dollar when tickets go on sale Wednesday. The tickets will be available to season ticket holders, offered in “strips,” meaning you have to purchase tickets to all games of each playoff series the Jays play in. Wild card game tickets will cost $125 in most of the 100-200 level seating, costing $375 for the strip. Fans who bought a flex packs before Dec. 5 will be able to buy post-season tickets on Sept. 2nd, while anyone who bought flex packs after Dec. 5 will have to wait until Sept. 4 for their playoff tickets. 6ix pack holders can buy post-season tickets on Sept. 8, expanding to new 2016 season-ticket holders on Sept. 10. General public can buy post-season tickets on Sept. 23. Cheapest tickets on the upper deck for the wild card play-in game or the American League Division Series will go for a minimum $50. For more info on seating and pricing, click here.
A late game rally pushed the Blue Jays past the Rangers in Texas 6-5. The win gives the Jays sole possession of first in the American League East. After struggling at the plate in all three games versus the Angels, third baseman Troy Tulowitzky drove in the tying run in the top of the 9th inning, before a throwing error brought in the game winner for the Jays. Jose Bautista went yard for the 30th time this season. The Blue Jays now lead the Yankees by a full game for the division lead.
The Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista is boycotting Sportsnet The all-star right fielder has refused to do one-on-one interviews with the team’s official broadcaster for the past three months in protest of the broadcaster’s refusal to pay the cost of a designer suit purchased by rookie Devon Travis as part of a TV segment aired on Sportsnet on May 19.
Gas Prices Drop Four Cents Overnight
It is welcome news for drivers this morning. The price at the pumps dropped four cents overnight and GasBuddy.com’s Dan McTeague says he expects the trend to continue. The average price of regular is now hovering around $1.04 per litre in the GTA.
Eyes Still On China’s Economic Slowdown As Market Fluctuates
When it comes to the international stock markets, there doesn’t seem to be much light at the end of the tunnel. Another white knuckle day for investors in Asia on Wednesday, as China’s main index finished down 1.3%. The Chinese economy is slowing down and Beijing is doing what it can to stabilize the spiraling markets, cutting key interest rates on Tuesday. Although The Shanghai Composite Index spent most of the afternoon in plus territory, sunk to 2,927.29 on heavy selling of steelmakers and other heavy industrials. Other Asian markets regained some momentum by early afternoon. Japan’s main Nikkei 225 stock index was up 3.2 per cent to 18,376.83, and South Korea’s Kospi gained 2.6 per cent to 1,894.09. The TSX rebounded on Tuesday closing up 98 pints while the Dow Jones In New York lost another 205 points. The Loonie lost nearly a half-cent, closing below the 75 cent mark which is the first time the dollar has done that since 2004.
‘Carding’ Put Under The Microscope in Brampton Public Meeting
Once again the practice of “carding” is back in the spotlight. The controversial police practice was front and centre in Brampton last night, where residents gathered for a public meeting.The event organized by the provincial Liberals and minister of community safety and correctional services, Yasir Naqvi. Attendants of the meeting voiced their displeasure with the practice of “carding” and some questioned the fact the government was looking at regulation and not the banning of “carding.” While some are applauding Peel cops for reforming “carding”, Brampton MPP and provincial NDP Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh thinks that is not enough. Singh is calling for an outright ban on the practice. Both Singh and a number of other critics call it nothing more than racial profiling. Stats reveal just under 160,000 street checks were initiated by Peel police over a six period. The meeting was the second in a series of five. The next one is in Toronto, September 1st.
Canadians Paying Off Debt Faster According to Credit Agency Report
Despite the fact Canadians owe a little more than before, we do seem to be paying off debt a little faster. The latest report from Credit monitoring agency TransUnion reveals a shrinking percentage of debt payments overdue by 90 days or more, while the average balance owing continues to rise. Non-mortgage consumer debt saw an overall delinquency rate of 2.58% in the second quarter down slightly from 2.69 percent a year earlier. The average consumer-debt number rose to just over $21,000 in the second quarter, about 148 dollars higher than the same quarter in 2014.