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Tokyo Olympics: Andre de Grasse keeps the faith to finally become a champion with 200m gold

As Andre de Grasse celebrated, he told a prayer and raised a finger to the heavens. He is a man of deep faith with an unfaltering trust in God; at times too trusting. He spent years thinking natural talent was enough, not taking his first Games in Rio seriously and living an indulgent life of fast food and late nights.But a switch flicked two years ago. He changed coach, got disciplined and came to Tokyo driven to succeed, and once his innate talent was channelled by dedication it was only natural that after so many near misses he should...
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Olympic 2021 Medal Count: Final Tally, Winners from Day 12 Early Events

The track and field medal events at the Tokyo Olympics have produced some of the most memorable moments of the event. On Day 12, the United States' Sydney McLaughlin became the latest runner to drop a world record time. McLaughlin bested her own world record in the women's 400-meter hurdles.
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Mark your calendars, 2022 schedule is out

Major League Baseball on Tuesday announced the master schedule for the 2022 regular season, which will open on Thursday, March 31, with all 30 teams in action. Opening Day is jam-packed with intrigue, as the schedule features 11 divisional matchups in addition to one Interleague showdown between the Phillies and Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Jackie Robinson Day on April 15 also has a full slate of 15 games, including a matchup between the Reds and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, the site of the 92nd All-Star Game on July 19.
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Andre De Grasse Ends A String Of Close Calls With Gold In Olympic 200

Perhaps the world’s next sprint star wasn’t so hard to find after all. He’s Andre De Grasse, the Canadian who ran his first sprint in baggy basketball shorts and borrowed spikes, and now has an Olympic gold medal in the 200 meters. De Grasse powered past a pair of Americans...

Meghan launches project to mentor women with video featuring a juggling Harry

The Duchess of Sussex has shown her comic side in a video to launch a mentoring project for women across the globe – but a juggling Harry steals the show. Meghan marked her 40th birthday by gathering a host of celebrity friends, activists and leaders to launch 40×40 – an initiative to help women return to the workplace as the world recovers from the pandemic.
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Report: Raptors Building Momentum Toward Khem Birch Signing

Once the Toronto Raptors finalize the Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade with the Miami Heat, all signs point toward a deal getting done with Khem Birch. The 28-year-old Birch signed with Toronto toward the end of last season and played in 19 games with the Raptors. While no deal has been finalized yet, there is "momentum building" toward a deal to bring back the Canadian big, per Sportsnet's Michael Grange.

Better Mousetraps (or Screw Drives) Don’t Always Win

I’ve noticed, lately, that slotted screw heads are all but gone on new equipment. The only thing that I find remarkable about that is that it took so long. While it is true that slotted heads have been around for ages, better systems are both common and have been around for at least a century.
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Canadian Railways Boast Record Grain Volumes In 2020-2021

Canadian Pacific and CN shattered records for hauling Canadian grain and grain products in the 2020-2021 crop year, which ran from Aug. 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021. CP (NYSE: CP) hauled 30.62 million metric tons (MMT), the most in its 140-year history, the railroad said Tuesday. That was 3.7% higher than the previous record of 29.52 MMT in 2019-2020.

RioCan and BentallGreenOak expand on strategic partnership

RioCan REIT and BentallGreenOak have expanded their strategic partnership, with a new joint venture in a three-property portfolio based in the Greater Toronto Area. An agreement signed by both firms would position new investment capital from a BentallGreenOak client, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, to assume a 50 percent nonmanaging interest in the portfolio owned and managed by RioCan. Under the terms of the agreement, the total sales price is $151.2 million.
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Kitchen United to open ghost kitchens in Kroger stores

Kitchen United is bringing its ghost kitchens to grocery stores. The company has partnered with grocery giant Kroger to put its multiconcept, off-premise restaurant centers inside multiple stores, starting this fall at a Ralphs in Los Angeles. Each location will house up to six local or national restaurant brands. Shoppers...
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IMDb TV Picks Up Canadian Series ‘Pretty Hard Cases’, Sets Premiere Date

IMDb TV has acquired Canadian drama series Pretty Hard Cases, setting a U.S. premiere date of September 10 for its first season. The action-packed series from Sherry White and Tassie Cameron examines the odd couple dynamic between two radically different female detectives in their early 40s. The first is optimistic, over-achieving guns and gangs detective, Samantha Wazowski (Meredith MacNeill). The second is Kelly Duff (Adrienne C. Moore), a tough, unapologetic type from the drug squad. It’s not until Samantha and Kelly’s chance meeting during a takedown that they realize they’re going after the same target. While they couldn’t disagree more on strategy, and pretty much everything...
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Plans underway to convert Twin Otter to air tanker

Viking Air Limited has plans to provide an option to convert the Twin Otter DHC-6 300 and 400 aircraft into air tankers. The company has signed a contract with PAL Aerospace Canada to support the Twin Otter Fire Attack System, including the design, manufacturing, installation, and certification of the 700-gallon transformation. They expect the first unit will be delivered to an international customer in 2022.