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Beer Expected To Hit Grocery Store Shelves This Fall. Hall of Famer Yogi Berra Dead at 90. Yankees Beat Blue Jays In Extra Innings. Councillors Continue Push To Rid City Of Uber. Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Receives Pardon From Egyptian President.
Beer Expected To Hit Grocery Store Shelves This Fall
The details of a new 10 year plan which has been hammered out between the Province and the Beer Store will be unveiled this morning. And according to The Star, it will mean beer will be available at 450 grocery stores around Ontario a bit sooner than first thought. 6-packs will be sold starting later this fall and be made available at the same price as the Beer Store and LCBO outlets,. 20% of beer shelving will be reserved for independent brewers. Premier Kathleen Wynne is also expected to announce that thousands of bars and restaurants will no longer have to buy their inventory directly from the Beer Store, or be hit with an $8 premium. This is aimed at leveling the playing field with the bigger bars and restaurants, which get better deals, because of free promotional items.
Hall of Famer Yogi Berra Dead at 90
A baseball legend has passed away – Yogi Berra, the hall of fame catcher has passed away at the age of 90. Berra died of natural causes in his New Jersey home yesterday. Berra was a legendary Yankee who helped the team reach 14 world series during his 18 seasons in the Bronx.
Yankees Beat Blue Jays In Extra Innings
Down 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th, the Jays forced extra innings. But then this happened: the jays would go on to add another in the 10th but it wasn’t enough. The Yankees closed the gap and then and a couple more for a 6-4 final. The Blue Jays now have 2.5 game lead for first in the American League East.
Marco Estrada saddled with a no decision after pitching 6 and a third innings, allowing just two runs. Tonight Marcus Stroman goes up against Ivan Nova for a crucial rubber match to wrap up this three game set. Meantime, some good news for the Jays — Kansas City’s magic number to capture the AL Central remains 3 games, following Seattle’s 11-2 pounding of the Royals.
The last time the Blue Jays made the playoffs, Kim Campbell was the Prime Minister, Bob Rae was the Premier and Wendel Clark was the captain of the Maple Leafs. But statistically speaking, the Blue Jays are all but in the post-season, even despite last night’s loss to the Yankees. U of T department of statistics professor, Jeffery Rosenthal says there is an 88.2% chance of the Jays locking up a post season spot. Remain schedules, current records of the respective teams and the lead the Blue Jays currently have were all factors.
Councillors Continue Push To Rid City Of Uber
Outspoken Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti has made it clear he doesn’t want to see the ride-share Uber continue to operate in Toronto. In fact, at a recent meeting of the Licensing and Standards committee, he told Uber drivers to “get out of my ward.” He will continue that fight Wednesday morning. He’s put out the call to not only the taxi industry, but to residents as well, to meet at his Islington Avenue constituency office to show City Council the “lawlessness of the wild west has no place in Toronto.” Mammoliti, along with fellow Councillor Jim Karygiannis, say Uber is operating illegally and is taking away business from taxi drivers; drivers who pay fees and are licensed. The meeting comes a week before Council is to make a decision regarding Uber. The ride share started an online petition, asking residents to sign it to make it clear it’s service is needed and wanted in Toronto. As of Wednesday morning, it had nearly 42, 000 signatures.
Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Receives Pardon From Egyptian President
Mohamed Fahmy, the Canadian journalist who was imprisoned in Egypt on denounced terror charges, has finally received a pardoned from the Egyptian president. An Egyptian news agency has reported that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has pardoned Fahmy as well as other prominent human rights activists. Fahmy was one of 100 prisoners that received a pardoned from Egypt’s president. The news agency MENA says President el-Sissi ordered those who were pardoned to be released today. Last month, Fahmy was sentenced to three-years after his second trial, an outcome that shocked many internationally. Fahmy and two other colleagues were arrested in December 2013 while working for satellite news broadcaster Al Jazeera English in Cairo.