It’s been a long wait for fans of Elise Levine’s delicious short stories. But the wait was well worth it. Two decades ago, Levine won well-deserved raves for her utterly original debut collection Driving Men Mad. In her latest, This Wicked Tongue, the author delivers in spades. One of the meanest feats of the collection is the sheer depth and breadth of Levine’s range.
June 19, 2019 02:59 UTC
It seems more and more likely that Marcus Stroman will be taking his Stro Show to another location, perhaps well before the July 31 MLB trade deadline. The more I’m going to spend thinking about that, the more it’s going to take away from me on the field. It doesn’t seem like I’m going to be signed here to a long-term deal, so it’s just something you have to come to terms with. Los Angeles starter Tyler Skaggs was equally good, going 7.1 innings while giving up only three hits and one run. Jays hits recorded three hits in total.
June 19, 2019 02:02 UTC
The number of Conservative supporters polled was just 180, with an attached margin of error of 7.3 per cent. But it certainly suggested public opinion may be polarizing on a specific immigration-related question. Huffington Post noted that as many respondents felt there were too many visible minority immigrants as felt there were too many immigrants overall. Over the weekend, though, Léger Marketing and Canadian Press teamed up for a master class in how not to report public opinion. None of this is meant to rubbish the idea that an immigrant backlash could take hold in Canada.
June 19, 2019 01:06 UTC
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump officially opened his 2020 campaign Tuesday with a speech exaggerating what he’s done for the economy and against illegal immigration. In the late 1990s, growth topped 4 per cent for four straight years, a level it has not yet reached on an annual basis under Trump. Trump has legitimate claim to a good economy but it’s not a record-breaker and it flows from an expansion that began in mid-2009. Trump has added strikingly little length to barriers along the Mexico border despite his pre-eminent 2016 campaign promise to get a wall done. ——Find AP Fact Checks at http://apne.ws/2kbx8bdFollow https://twitter.com/APFactCheckEDITOR’S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures
June 19, 2019 00:33 UTC
After a slow start to the season, Ohtani has been on a tear for the last three weeks. Ohtani entered play on Tuesday with a slash line of .328/.385/.724 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 15 games this month. Through 35 games, Ohtani is well on his way to replicating his rookie campaign, when he hit .285 with 22 home runs and 61 RBIs. That’s why Ohtani continues to follow the strict throwing plan the Angels laid out for him. I’d rather have him do both.”ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWAs Ohtani’s success continues to grow, so too will his exposure across the game.
June 19, 2019 00:33 UTC
Winnipeg Jets fans can probably relate to how defenceman Neal Pionk felt the moment he’d been traded from New York to Winnipeg. In Pionk, the Jets obtain a 23-year-old who was never drafted and, depending on which analytics type you believe, is either below average in his own zone or a complete train wreck. “When I was in New York playing the Jets, it was always a big challenge. Or in this one: he figures Winnipeg might not be a bad place to play hockey. “It’s funny, I grew up in a town called Hermantown, which is right outside Duluth,” Pionk said.
June 19, 2019 00:22 UTC
No Winnipeg running back has ever led the CFL in rushing three years in a row. Andrew Harris got off to a good start, though, and is one of the three stars of the week as a result. Harris rumbled for 148 yards on 16 carries in Winnipeg’s 33-23 season-opening win in Vancouver on the weekend. He also caught five passes for 27 yards, for a total of 175 combined yards. Edmonton took the top two player awards, quarterback Trevor Harris and running back CJ Gable taking the honours.
June 19, 2019 00:22 UTC
It is a high wire act on which the prime minister is staking his future. That move sparked Alberta’s NDP premier, Rachel Notley, to pull out of the climate plan agreement, swiftly followed by Manitoba. Now five provinces — Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick — have been forced, very much against their will, to accept the federal carbon tax backstop. Rather than securing majority support in every province, the political conjoining of a pipeline and the carbon tax has yielded little but friction. It seems unlikely the prime minister will get credit in the four provinces where premiers are in high dudgeon about the federal carbon tax.
June 19, 2019 00:02 UTC
In every respect, the year of Kawhi in Toronto was a wild, delirious success. The Raptors won the first NBA title in franchise history, and Kawhi was named Finals MVP for the second time. We’ve done our job.” But now comes the decision that will define the near future of the franchise, and of the NBA. But as time goes on, it seems clear that the decision is coming down to the Raptors or the Los Angeles Clippers. He has defined this one this season, and there will be a huge hangover if he leaves.
June 18, 2019 23:59 UTC
The Calgary Flames are heading to Vancouver Island to kick off the upcoming National Hockey League pre-season. Victoria’s Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre will be the site for a split-squad exhibition game against the Vancouver Canucks on Sept. 16. At the same time and day, the Flames will be hosting the Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome. They’ll play another six more friendlies with stops in Edmonton (Sept. 20), Winnipeg (Sept. 22) and San Jose (Sept. 26). They’ll host San Jose on Sept. 18, Winnipeg on Sept. 24 and Edmonton on Sept. 28.
June 18, 2019 23:48 UTC
LOS ANGELES - An alliance of large marijuana businesses had a message for the public Tuesday: We’re good corporate citizens. The emerging legal industry is “in a unique position to set a new bar for socially responsible practices,” the group’s executive director, Kim Wilson, said in a statement. “Anything the industry does to show responsibility — both as an operator and to their community — is in their benefit,” said Adam Spiker, executive director of the Southern California Coalition, a cannabis industry group. “Things like this can narrow the gap of trust between industry, community and policymakers. The goal of the five-page “social responsibility framework” is for the industry to be recognized for practices in good corporate citizenship.
June 18, 2019 23:44 UTC
David Mastagni Sr., of the Sacramento-based Mastagni Holstedt law firm, said the 20-year veteran of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is considering filing a lawsuit against team president Masai Ujiri. Authorities say Ujiri tried to walk past the deputy but the deputy stopped him because he didn’t see Ujiri’s on-court credentials. Ray Kelly alleged Ujiri pushed the deputy, who pushed him back before Ujiri “made a second, more significant shove and during that shove his arm struck our deputy in the side of the head.” Kelly said Ujiri also shouted obscenities. Several bystanders intervened and Ujiri got onto the court without displaying any credentials, Kelly alleged. Investigators were questioning witnesses and the office hopes to file a report to prosecutors this week recommending a misdemeanour battery charge against Ujiri, Kelly said.
June 18, 2019 23:04 UTC
If you’re Tyler Myers, pondering free agency discussions with NHL teams beginning next Sunday, it’s still full-steam ahead. The thing is, just as Myers hitting free agency has appeared inevitable for some time, Trouba being shipped out also seemed inevitable. Myers was always going to chase a big ticket deal on the open market. General manager Jim Benning is on the hunt for new defencemen, either on the trade market or through free agency. With Erik Karlsson off the free agency table, Trouba and Radko Gudas now traded, the list of available defencemen has shifted.
June 18, 2019 23:03 UTC
Polarizing defenceman Philip Broberg may also be gone, but Soderstrom should still be there. “We’re trying to figure out not where they’re at now, but what they grow into,” Benning said of pro progression. “That determines where I rank them because to get them into the NHL and where they may play is secondary. “The highest percentage I have for all these guys — Soderstrom, Seider and Broberg — is at No. email@example.com/@benkuzmaTHE ‘5-at-10’ PROJECTBen Kuzma provides a perspective on prospects the Canucks are considering with the 10th-overall draft pick Friday.
June 18, 2019 22:52 UTC
If nothing else, Wednesday’s NHL awards can offer a reminder of just how different the regular season is from the rock-’em, sock-’em playoffs. Connor McDavid: The 22-year-old Newmarket native won the Hart in 2016-17 and is attempting to join Wayne Gretzky as the second player to capture the award multiple times prior to his 23rd birthday. Andrei Vasilevskiy: Posted a league-leading 39 victories in 53 games to help the Lightning match an NHL record with 62 wins. Vasilveskiy finished the season in the top 10 in the NHL in shutouts (six), save percentage (.925) and goals-against average (2.40). Jon Cooper: Guided the Lightning to 62 victories, tied for the most in NHL history with the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings.
June 18, 2019 22:51 UTC