Midnight negotiations with free agents are about to join short shorts and set shots as relics of the NBA's past. The league is expected to move up the start of its annual moratorium on negotiations from midnight ET on July 1 to 6 p.m. on June 30, ESPN reported Wednesday citing sources. READ: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird to get Lifetime Achievement Award The change has not been finalized, but will likely be implemented this year, per the report. Under the current antiquated system, there was often a mad dash for teams to speak with players and their representatives at 12:01 a.m. Negotiations regularly extended into the early morning hours. This proposed change to the NBA calendar would allow teams to start talking with free agents at a more reasonable hour. For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website. … [Read more...] about News NBA expected to adjust free-agency clock
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I'm horrified by weekend movie ticket prices and unfortunately have no time on weekdays to head to the cinema. Plus, I feel a little regret whenever I spend on movie tickets and throughout the movie, all I hear are the sounds of a baby crying or children shouting at characters on the screen (no hate on toddlers and babies, I just like to enjoy my movies in silence). Sure, there might not be any air-conditioning or comfy seats but free movie screenings may just save my wallet this month after watching Avengers Endgame (on a weekend) thrice. FREE MOVIE SCREENINGS 1. MOVIEMOB MovieMob screens movies for free monthly! Want to watch under the stars? Sure. Want to laze on bean bags for free? Sure. Free drinks and popcorn are also given out during public screenings. Some screenings are also special with a drive-in concept just like the good ol' days. When: Varies. Check here Where: Varies. Check here 2. JCC CINEMA FILM SERIES If you're a fan of Studio Ghibli or newer Japanese films like Your … [Read more...] about Free movie screenings that you can watch on the weekends
By Edward Keenan Star Columnist Tues., May 7, 2019 On Friday morning, Mayor John Tory was on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning to discuss the latest provincial funding cut for the city of Toronto. This time, it was a reduction in childcare funding that the city manager estimates could cost the city $84.8 million, and jeopardize more than 6,100 subsidized spaces. The province’s approach to Toronto has become “uneven, unpredictable and volatile,” said the mayor. It was blunt talk from a leader who has sometimes been criticized for being too diplomatic in his attempts to preserve good relations with those legally enabled to carve the government he leads into whatever shape they please. But it also encapsulated one of the more alarming things that’s become apparent about this provincial government in the months since it took office, more so in the weeks since it launched its first budget: Doug Ford’s government is a axe-wielding agent of … [Read more...] about Doug Ford’s government is a axe-wielding agent of chaos
By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Mon., May 6, 2019 The Maple Leafs have signed forward Ilya Mikheyev to a one-year entry level contract for the 2019-20 season as the club continues to successfully recruit free agents from overseas. Mikheyev, 24, spent the 2018-19 season with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and skated in the Russian league’s all-star game. In 62 games during the 2018-19 season, the 6-foot-2 left-winger recorded 23 goals and 22 assists for 45 points before recording 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 13 KHL playoff games. Internationally, Mikheyev skated for Russia at the 2018 world championships, recording four points (3-1-4) in eight games played. He has been named to Russia’s 30-man roster in advance of this year’s worlds in Slovakia. Last year, the Leafs signed defenceman Igor Ozhiganov from the KHL and forward Par Lindholm from the Swedish Hockey League as free agents. Previously, the Leafs have … [Read more...] about Leafs sign Russian free agent Ilya Mikheyev to one-year deal
When the budget airline Wow Air abruptly ceased operations earlier this year, thousands of travelers were left stranded and scrambling, on both sides of the Atlantic, to make alternate travel plans. The news, after months of speculation that the Icelandic airline was struggling financially, came at a period that has already been particularly difficult for low-cost carriers. Cyprus’ Cobalt Air, Pakistan’s Shaheen Air, and Primera, based in Denmark and Latvia, collapsed in October. In February, Flybmi and Germania filed for bankruptcy. For most, rising fuel costs and overexpansion led to their demise. Budget airlines are appealing to travelers because they offer much lower prices than major airlines. A flight to London from New York can cost around $1,000 on American Airlines, British Airways or another major carrier, but the same trip on low-cost Norwegian, for the same dates, can be around $600. Similarly, a flight from Washington to Paris costs around $1,200 on Air France, … [Read more...] about News Are budget airlines really worth it?