By Bruce Arthur Sports Columnist Mon., May 13, 2019 Some people will tell you Kawhi Leonard was built in a lab; that for his first three years in San Antonio he would do drills, endless drills, with coaches on his own, but would be told, if you try this in a game, we will bench your ass. It helped explain why, when he got a bigger role, he seemed something close to fully formed. By the time he got to Toronto, Kawhi was a superstar. On Sunday night, at the very end of a draining, punishing Game 7, at the end of a hard, physical series, Kawhi was dribbling hard towards the right corner of the floor, and everyone in the building was looking at him, and seven-foot Goliath Joel Embiid was chasing him, and Kawhi sent the ball up. Tie game. Time gone. It hung in the air. Nicholas Carter was working the Mother’s Day shift at Cava restaurant in midtown, and as a patron went to pay, he was streaming the game, and people stopped to watch. The chef was, too. He told … [Read more...] about Raptors fans the world over rejoice as one
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The significant advantage of a frequent flyer programme is obviously the miles. With these programs, frequent flyers receive perks such as free flights, upgrades and other travel-related perks. Luckily, there is no limit on how many programs you can join. But to get as many frequent flyer miles as you possibly can, it doesn't make sense to enrol in every single airline's programme. When selecting an frequent flyer programme, go for the airline that has the most flights out of Singapore or the one that serves the destinations you are likely to visit more often. FLY OFTEN, SAVE BIG When choosing the best airline rewards programme for you, there are three factors you should take into consideration: - How easy (or not) it is to earn a flight with your miles and rewards. - Whether you get extra perks other than flights. - Whether blackout dates apply to the programme. - How soon do the miles expire. - And, how easy it is to achieve a higher status (silver, gold, elite, etc.). WHY ARE … [Read more...] about Best frequent flyer programs in 2019: Are they still worth it?
By Mitch Potter Staff Reporter Thu., May 9, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered a full-throated defense of Canada’s place in an increasingly anxious, nativist, protectionist world on Thursday, arguing that Canadian faith in the merits of trade makes us uniquely positioned to lead the way forward. Citing the succession of trade pacts inked on his watch, including the pitfall-strewn renegotiation of NAFTA during a surge of protectionism south of the border, the Prime Minister said Canada stood strong and now is thriving as “the only G7 country with a free trade deal with every other G7 country.” Speaking in “fireside chat” format with Toronto MP and Liberal caucus colleague Adam Vaughan Thursday night at downtown Toronto’s Design Exchange, Trudeau credited the resolve of everyday Canadians for unity on the trade front. Even as populist trends take hold elsewhere, with politicians feeding the impulse to surrender to … [Read more...] about Trudeau: Canada best equipped to resist populist tide
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will be officially crowned on May 4 as part of elaborate three-day coronation ceremonies, has been listed as the world's richest monarch by publications such as Business Insider in 2018. His father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was also listed by Forbes magazine as the world's richest royal ruler in 2011, edging out the Sultan of Brunei. Estimates of King Vajiralongkorn's personal wealth start at US$30 billion (S$41 billion), according to Business Insider. That puts him among the wealthiest individual rulers, although when it comes to royal families, Saudi Arabia's tops the list with an estimated US$1.7 trillion, according an MSN Money report in 2019. The Thai royal family ranked fifth in that list. Reuters was unable to independently confirm those estimates. The Crown Property Bureau did not respond to Reuters'request for comment. The Bureau of the Royal Household did not respond to written questions about the value of royal … [Read more...] about Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn among world’s wealthiest monarchs
By Heather Scoffield Economics Columnist Wed., May 1, 2019 A détente in the U.S.-China trade tensions can’t come soon enough for Canada. There’s quite a list of troubles Canadians are dealing with right now because of their exposure to that dispute — farm receipts, steel and aluminum tariffs, economic uncertainty and even the threatened lives of Canadians in Chinese prisons. The best hope — perhaps the only hope — of alleviating that pain lies in the hands of negotiators who met in Beijing this week and will meet again in Washington next week to broker some kind of pact that would bring trade peace between the two superpowers. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer wrapped up another round of high-level talks in China on Wednesday with the goal of reaching an understanding that would wind down tariffs on $360 billion (U.S.) of their goods. The Trump White House, ever the volatile … [Read more...] about U.S. may be Canada’s best hope in Chinese trade dispute