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‘Back to the Future’ Becomes A Thing of the Past Today. Blue Jays Face Elimination in ALCS Game Today. 6.5 Million Toyotas Recalled Nationwide. Trudeau Says Liberals Will Name Cabinet Nov. 4 / He Will Withdraw Jets From Islamic State Bombing Campaign. ETFO Picket Lines Expected Outisde Offices of MPP’s / Province Paid OSSTF $1 Million For Prolonged Negotiations.
‘Back to the Future’ Becomes A Thing of the Past Today
Today is the day where “Back to the Future Part 2″ becomes a thing of the past. It was October 21st, 2015 when Marty McFly (Micahel J. Fox) was persuaded by Doc (Christopher Lloyd) to go 30 years “Back to the Future” in order to save his children. Taking a look back there are a number of things that the movie predicted about the future that actually came true. Hoverboards, Smart Clothing, Personal Drones, Video Glasses, Video Phones, Tablets, Mobile Devices, Hands-free Gaming Consoles and Waste-fueled vehicles all exist today. The movie also predicted that the Chicago Cubs would win the World Series, but just like the Blue Jays, they’re backs are against the wall, as they trail the New York Mets 3-0 in the National League Championship Series. The movie was released 26 years ago in 1989 and was the second installment in the trilogy.
Blue Jays Face Elimination in ALCS
The Toronto Blue Jays are facing elimination in the playoffs once again. Kansas City now has a 3-1 advantage in the American League Championship Series after thumping the Jays 14-2 at Rogers Centre in game four Tuesday afternoon. Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer off R.A. Dickey in the 1st inning and the Royals never looked back after that point, as the Jays had to send Liam Hendricks to the mound in relief during the 2nd inning. The Jays will now look to try and win three games in a row, if they plan on making a trip to the World Series. Game five will take place at 4:07 p.m. at the Rogers Centre today and the Jays are expected to send Marco Estrada to the hill to face Edinson Volquez, which is a pitching re-match from game one of the series. John Gibbons continues to make surprising moves and made history yesterday by inserting infielder Cliff Pennington into the lineup, as a pitcher, where he closed out the 9th inning. That was the first time in post-season history where a position player was sent to the mound to pitch. Also, the Birds Nest will be unavailable to fans at Toronto City Hall today, as there will be another function in effect that was previously scheduled before the playoffs.
6.5 Million Toyotas Recalled Nationwide
Toyota is recalling 6.5 million vehicles world-wide due to a defect with the power window switch on Yaris, Corolla and Camry models, including several others. The recall affects approximately 2.7 million models here in North America, roughly 1.2 million in Europe and about 600,000 in Japan. According to Toyota, the power window switch could possibly have been lubricated sporadically on the assembly line. Officials at Toyota say, the defect could cause a short circuit and could melt or over-heat, likely leading to a fire. Other models affected in the recall are the RAV 4, Highlander, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Scion xB. All vehicles involved in the recall were manufactured from January 2005 to December 2010.
Meanwhile, if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, Consumer Reports is out with its annual list of the most reliable vehicles. At the top is Lexus followed by Toyota, with Audi, Mazda and Subaru rounding out the top 5.
Trudeau Says Liberals Will Name Cabinet Nov. 4
Mark November 4 in your calendar – that’s when Justin Trudeau will be sworn in as Prime Minister and when he’ll unveil his new cabinet. Trudeau says he will recall parliament as soon as possible, although there is no real time line. Trudeau also announced yesterday that he had spoken with President Barack Obama, telling him that he will be removing Canada’s six fighter jets involved in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Meanwhile, there are a few names being tossed around as to who may replace Stephen Harper as Conservative leader: Lisa Raitt, Tony Clement and even Doug Ford.
ETFO Picket Lines Expected Outisde Offices of MPP’s
Today is “Wynne Wednesday,” which means that teachers are set to picket outside the offices of MPP’s protesting against halted contract negotiations. Education Minister Liz Sandals has been dubbed as “ill-informed” by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario in relation to getting both sides back to the bargaining table. Members of the ETFO were infuriated by the Ontario Public School Board Association making an announcement last week that stated both sides had rectified all issues, except sick leave and benefits. According to ETFO President Sam Hammond, the teachers union was pondering over an offer before resuming talks at the table. Picket locations are expected to be setup in front of Harinder Malhi’s office in Brampton, the office of Charles Sousa in Mississauga and outside of the Peel District School Board’s office.
Province Paid OSSTF $1 Million For Prolonged Negotiations
There are also questions this morning in circling to the so-called “net-zero” contract between the Wynne Government, public school boards and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Association. A document obtained by The Globe and Mail shows the provincial government paid OSSTF $1 million as part of the deal for labour peace with public high school teachers. The document show that the Liberals paid the union for the cost of the actual negotiations because bargaining was supposed to be a streamline process and it did not. The union insisted on compensation for their added costs of prolonged negotations and the government paid them $1 million.