Tosca Succeeds in HD

Poster for the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

Poster for the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Saturday January 27th, 2018 the Metropolitan Opera (The Met) aired their new production of Puccini’s Tosca.  The director for this production is Sir David McVicar, with sets and costumes by John Macfarlane, and lighting by David Finn.  The conductor was Emmanuel Villaume.

The performance starred Sonya Yoncheva as Floria Tosca, Vittorio Grigolo as Mario Cavaradossi, and Željko Lučić as Scarpia, with Patrick Carfizzi as the Sacristan. Continue reading

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Vladimir Guerrero leads Class of 2018

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Main Gallery, National Baseball Hall of Fame (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame (i.e. Cooperstown) has announced that four players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.

The players elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America are Chipper Jones (97.2%), Vladimir Guerrero (92.9%) , Jim Thome (89.8%), and Trevor Hoffman (79.9%). Continue reading

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2017: In Review

It’s December 31st, 2017.  I’d like to thank everyone who has visited my site this year.

Let’s look at some of  the highlights of the year: Continue reading

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Johnny Bower Passes Away at 93

It has been announced that legendary Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Johnny Bower has passed away at 93 after a bout with pneumonia.

Mr. Bower was a four time Stanley Cup Champion with the Toronto Maple Leafs, leading them to three straight titles in 1962, 1963, and 1964 before being a member of the Leafs during their last title win in 1967. Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

I hope you get to spend time with your family and friends.

May all the blessings of Christmas be found for you and your family.  Continue reading

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Team Canada Names World Juniors Team

Team Canada has announced the members of their team for the 2018 World Junior Tournament, which begins December 26th.

The team consists of: Continue reading

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Halifax Explosion 100 Years Later

Today, December 6th 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst man made disaster.  On this date in 1917, the SS Mont-Blanc collided with the SS Imo in the harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The SS Mont-Blanc was loaded with explosives and a fire started after the collision.  The fire quickly spread and caused a large exploration when it made it to the cargo hold. Continue reading

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Etobicoke Celebrates 27th Annual Santa Claus Parade

The south Etobicoke communities of Long Branch and New Toronto celebrated their 27th annual Santa Claus parade.

The parade takes place along Lake Shore Blvd. W., starting at 10 a.m. at Dwight Ave. in New Toronto.  The parade heads west along the Lake Shore to 35th St. in Long Branch.

Here are some pictures from the parade: Continue reading

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Board Can Fire Officers

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions:

QUESTION:  If a president of a condo board is terminated unanimously by the board members and fails to resign, what is the board’s next step?

ANSWER:  An officer, such as the president, may be removed from office by a vote of the quorum of the board. While the board may remove an officer it can only remove a director in limited circumstances.

The corporation may have a bylaw requiring directors to abide by certain ethical requirements. The bylaw may provide that in the event of a serious or repeated breach of those requirements, the directors may vote to remove the offending director — provided that the director is given the opportunity to present arguments as to why he or she should not be removed.

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Blue Jays Announce Spring Training Schedule

Toronto Skydome (Rogers Centre), NY Yankees vs...

Toronto Skydome (Rogers Centre), NY Yankees vs. Blue Jays (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced their spring training schedule for 2018.

Spring training starts on February 23rd against the Philadelphia Phillies.  The Blue Jays will also play the Detroit Tigers, and New York Yankees before taking on Philadelphia again on the 28th.

The Blues Jays’ first spring training game in March is on the 3rd against the Minnesota Twins, and the Blue Jays play a total of 13 spring training games in March – for a total of 17 games over spring training. Continue reading

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