By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Fri., Jan. 18, 2019 The Maple Leafs won on Thursday night. Beat a pretty good team in a fairly entertaining game. Frederik Andersen was terrific. Nazem Kadri looked like himself. Patrick Marleau scored. More importantly — if my Mailbag emails are the barometer — William Nylander looked okay too. Most important of all, Jake Gardiner gave away the puck in the third period of a close game and everyone lived to tell the tale. The calm after the storm? The Leafs are by no means out of their doldrums. One game won’t do it. If they can ride their momentum into tonight in Florida – Garret Sparks is in net — then maybe they will have turned the corner. Article Continued Below That’s certainly what they want. Frederik Andersen put it best: “Hopefully we can put a few together now. I think we showed that we’re a pretty good hockey team when we work this hard. It’s what we … [Read more...] about MAILBAG: More Jake Gardiner … and what’s up with Kadri, Babcock?
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By David Barstow The New York Times Susanne Craig Russ Buettner Wed., Oct. 3, 2018 President Donald Trump participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents, an investigation by The New York Times has found. Trump won the presidency proclaiming himself a self-made billionaire, and he has long insisted that his father, legendary New York City builder Fred C. Trump, provided almost no financial help. But The Times’ investigation, based on a vast trove of confidential tax returns and financial records, reveals that Trump received the equivalent today of at least $413 million (U.S.) from his father’s real estate empire, starting when he was a toddler and continuing to this day. Much of this money came to Trump because he helped his parents dodge taxes. He and his siblings set up a sham corporation to disguise millions of dollars in gifts … [Read more...] about Donald Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from his father, investigation reveals
By Dan Wiederer Chicago Tribune Sat., July 21, 2018 James Jordan hit the road shortly after midnight, cruising into the summer darkness in his red Lexus SC400. Jordan had spent that day — July 22, 1993 —at the funeral of a former co-worker in Wilmington, N.C., later visiting with friends. Now he was headed 3 1/2 hours toward his home in Charlotte, scheduled to fly to Chicago the following day. He never made it. On the same evening, Daniel Green and Larry Demery gathered at a cookout in Lumberton, N.C., two teenage friends hanging out. Within hours, though, their lives converged with the father of the world’s most renowned basketball player. Jordan wound up in a South Carolina swamp, his dead body draped over a tree limb. Green and Demery wound up with life sentences for first-degree murder. Article Continued Below Yet 25 years later, key questions remain unanswered. And with Green bidding for a new trial in the North Carolina justice system, … [Read more...] about Key questions remain unanswered 25 years after Michael Jordan’s father was murdered
By Karen Fricker Theatre Critic Sun., March 25, 2018 Everybody knows Les Misérables, right? The success of the stage musical and its Oscar-winning 2012 film adaptation means that you probably started to hum one of its famous melodies as soon as I mentioned the title. Few people in this city have closer ties to the musical than Louise Pitre, who played Fantine in the original 1989 Toronto production, in the early days of a storied musical theatre career that includes a Tony Award nomination for Mamma Mia! There’s another Les Misérables currently playing in town — without music — and it comes at the 1862 Victor Hugo novel in about as different a way from the musical as can be imagined. Theatre Smith-Gilmour’s adaptation features six actors, and is played with only a few props and set pieces carried on and off by the performers. I took Pitre to the Theatre Centre to see Smith-Gilmour’s version to hear her reaction to … [Read more...] about Watching Les Misérables without music, with Toronto’s original Fantine
Welcome to The Myanmar Times ongoing analysis of Myanmar's highly-anticipated election. We've set up an Election Parties page – a handy "cheat-sheet" of sorts – to help you keep track of major parties, as well as an Election Voices page, where you can find conversations with candidates and electoral experts, and comments from you, our readers. We've also been covering the results as they develop live over on our Election Live Blog – check it out! To get involved in the conversation, send us a message at Facebook.com/TheMyanmarTimes, Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes using the hashtag #MyanmarElection or send us an email at [email protected], Subject: "People's Pundit" and have your voice heard! Final Pyithu and Amyotha Hlttaw results, as of the final UEC results announcement November 22 For more information, including full party tallies, check out our election live blog, and to see results for the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws … [Read more...] about Election 2015