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Blue Jays Beat Rangers 8-4, Force Game 5 on Wednesday. Playboy Magazine to Stop Publishing Pictures of Naked Women. Is Tory’s Plan To Fight Downtown Gridlock Actually Working? 2.4 Million Votes in First Three Days of Advance Voting. Trial For Cop Accused Of Murder Starts Today.+**Transport Truck Rollover Snarls Traffic on Highway 427 This Morning.**
Blue Jays Beat Rangers 8-4, Force Game 5
The Blue Jays and Rangers will play a fifth and deciding game in the American League Division Series tomorrow after Toronto won back to back games in Texas, down 0-2 heading in. Neither team has managed to figure out how to win a game at home during the series. R.A. Dickey and David Price combined for 7 and 2/3 innings in the Jays 8-4 win in Arlington yesterday. Price was just gald to get another opportunity to play for Jays fans. Marcus Stroman and Cole Hammels are the likely starters for tomorrow afternoon’s game.
Playboy Magazine to Stop Publishing Pictures of Naked Women
Playboy is officially making a move that could very well change the way their magazines are read, among other things. The nudie mag will no longer publish photos of nude women. Executives for the magazine company tell the New York Times that the change will happen in March 2016. They say the print edition of Playboy will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. Full nudity was banned from the magazine’s website last August as well.
Is The Plan To Fight Downtown Gridlock Actually Working?
It’s a problem which doesn’t appear to have a quick and easy solution, but the Mayor maintains it’s a start. Since taking office, John Tory promised to tackle the worsening gridlock choking the downtown core, and, with Toronto Police, launched a couple of tag and tow traffic blitzes. Tory says there are posted signs indicating where drivers are not permitted to stop but many drivers aren’t paying attention, and block lanes to grab a “quick” coffee or drop off a passenger. The Globe and Mail asked GPS navigation system TomTom to analyse some downtown roads to see if these blitzes are actually improving traffic flow. Overall data suggests there hasn’t been much change to travel times, with some roads slower or unchanged. Some routes were a bit faster, for example Richmond Street in the morning and southbound Spadina Avenue in the evening saw travel times reduced by more than 90 seconds. TomTom admits the data is imperfect; the entire city was not covered and it was not able to incorporate all of the variables which make traffic so complex. Mayor Tory says things would have been worse if nothing was done at all. He’s waiting for the City to get it’s own 2015 data to get a better idea of what’s really happening.
2.4 Million Votes in First Three Days of Advance Voting
Mercifully, the marathon, 11 week federal election campaign is in its final week now. All three top party leaders will spend the day campaigning in southern Ontario. Conservative leader Stephen Harper is out in Etobicoke, before heading down the 401 to London. NDP leader Tom Mulcair has stops in Oshawa, Brampton and here in Toronto, whil Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is in both Kitchener and Toronto.
It seems that a lot of people made some time this long weekend to vote in the upcoming federal election. Elections Canada says 2.4 million people cast a ballot in three days of advanced polling. Numbers from yesterday aren’t yet in.General voting day is Monday, Oct. 19.
Trial For Cop Accused Of Murder Starts Today
A Toronto officer charged in the shooting death of an 18 year old in the summer of 2013 returns to court Monday morning. Opening statements are expected today in the trial of Constable James Forcillo, who is charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of Sammy Yatim. The teen was shot and killed on a streetcar. Video of the incident shows the officers yelling at Yatim to drop a knife before the shots are fired. Forcillo has pleaded not guilty to the charges he’s facing. He’s been free on bail and working with Crimestoppers in an administrative role.
Transport Truck Rollover Snarls Traffic on Highway 427 This Morning
Drivers had to take note of a crash on the south bound 427 that made for a bit of an issue this morning. A tractor trailer rolled over around 4:30 am this morning, forcing the closure of the south bound 427 ramp to the westbound 401. The truck spilled a significant amount of diesel fuel onto the roadway as it rolled. Police said the driver suffered minor leg injuries. A clean-up effort took several hours to remove the minor fuel leak. The ramps reopened to traffic at 8 a.m.