Randall the Handle’s Week 7 NFL picks

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THE BEST Raiders (4-2) at Jaguars (2-3) LINE: JACKSONVILLE by 1 The Jaguars have two wins. One came over in England against defenceless division foe Colts while the other occurred in final seconds against 1-5 Bears. The illusion that Jacksonville has suddenly turned things around has the Jaguars falsely favoured here. Even though it’s a small number, asking the Jags ...

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Capitals’ Daniel Winnik Lost a Piece of His Ear Locking a Shot

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Daniel Winnik is as tough as they get in the NHL. The Washington Capitals forward sacrificed his body by sliding on the ice to block a Reilly Smith shot from the point midway through the third period against the Florida Panthers Thursday night. Winnik took the puck off his right ear and stayed down on the ice in pain and ...

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The Trade, Ambassadors, Disney: Wayne Gretzky on growth of Sun Belt Hockey

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TORONTO — In his role as the official ambassador for the NHL’s Centennial Season, Wayne Gretzky sat down for a one-on-one with Postmedia to discuss all things hockey. In the final part of a four-part series entitled THE GREAT ONE & THE STATE OF THE GAME, Gretzky discusses how his trade from the Oilers to the Kings helped promote the ...

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Will Disney-branded Produce Convince Kids to Eat Vegetables?

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It’s come to this: Disney-branded fruits and vegetables. Dole Food Co. is partnering with the entertainment giant to market fresh produce to children across the U.S. Characters from Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar will now help hawk blueberries, bananas and broccoli. “Disney and Dole have a shared mission of providing high quality produce to help families lead healthier lives,” Josh ...

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Google’s Pixel perfect plan

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Sometimes, if you want to beat someone at their own game, you have to play by their rules. That’s the take-away from Google’s recent spate of hardware products, easily seen with its new Pixel, available for sale on Thursday. It’s the first phone the company has designed from the ground up, and the search-engine giant has taken a page from ...

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SNC-Lavalin Operates Electric Plant Without Licence, Fined $75,000

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TORONTO—SNC-Lavalin has been fined $75,000 for operating a gas-fired electrical generating plant at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport without a licence for the past 10 years. The Ontario Energy Board says it inspected SNC-Lavalin’s operations and maintenance facilities at the Toronto airport “after it became known” the company was generating electricity without a licence. The provincial agency has not said how ...

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Toronto City Council Takes First Step Towards Regulating Airbnb-style Rentals

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A Toronto group pushing for the regulation of short-term, Airbnb-style rentals is welcoming a city staff proposal to evaluate the impacts of the rentals and consider what kind of restrictions should be imposed on the booming business. Fairbnb, which is led by the hotel workers union, says the report is an important step in ensuring there are rules governing short-term ...

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Ronald McDonald’s Low Profile Predates Creepy Clown Incidents

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CHICAGO —Ronald. Paging Ronald. Are you there, Ronald? McDonald’s said Tuesday that its trusty clown mascot Ronald McDonald is taking a hiatus in response to a rash of creepy clown sightings across the U.S. and even across the pond. But he was keeping a low profile long before that. Ronald McDonald has his own Twitter account, but he hasn’t had ...

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Philippine Airlines to buy Bombardier’s Q400

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Bombardier says Philippine Airlines has signed a letter of intent to acquire up to 12 of its Q400 aircraft in a two-class seating design. The turboprop planes, which are built at Toronto’s Downsview facility, would have an extra six seats for a total of 86, without changing the size of the plane. “We are thrilled about the growing interest for ...

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Samsung Says Galaxy Note 7 Recall to Cost at Least $5.3 Billion

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SEOUL, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF—Samsung Electronics said Friday that the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 would cost the company about $3 billion (U.S.) during the current and next quarters, bringing the total cost of the recall to at least $5.3 billion. The Note 7 discontinuation will cost in the mid-2 trillion won range during the October-December period and another 1 ...

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