Daily Archives: October 5, 2017

Drouin saves the day in shootout as Habs beat Sabres in opener

Jonathan Drouin scored the lone shootout goal in rallying the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Phillip Danault forced overtime by scoring a short-handed goal on a wraparound with 11:59 left. Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal. Carey Price stopped 43 shots through overtime and all ...

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Kazuo Ishiguro, Japan-born British novelist, wins Nobel Prize

Nobel literature laureate Kazuo Ishiguro first suspected he was the victim of “fake news” when he was told by his agent that he had been awarded the prize on Thursday. “I thought it was a hoax,” Ishiguro told reporters, sitting on a bench in the back yard of his home in north London. Kazuo Ishiguro: ‘Finally, when the BBC phoned, ...

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'It was a job to him': Las Vegas gunman's gambling records examined by investigators

Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans at a Las Vegas concert have at least one potential trove of information: his gambling habits. Nevada gambling regulators say they’re sorting through documents for clues about him and his girlfriend, Marilou Danley. Those can include suspicious transaction or ...

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Why you should beware pirated NFL livestreams on Facebook

File photo – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes the ball during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium on Oct 1, 2017. (Stew Milne-USA Today Sports)  (USA Today Sports) Watch NFL games live on Facebook at your peril. Virtually any game, from any market, can be seen without paying for a pricey cable package. But ...

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TransCanada won't proceed with Energy East pipeline

TransCanada says it won’t proceed with its Energy East pipeline and Eastern Mainline proposals. Russ Girling, the Calgary-based energy company’s CEO and president, said in a statement that National Energy Board and Quebec officials will be informed TransCanada won’t go forward with the applications. The company says it will take a $1-billion charge to write down the project on its ...

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After a bite of Apple, Margrethe Vestager targets another tech giant

MARGRETHE VESTAGER’S assault on technology firms she deems to have improperly massaged down their tax bills continued this week with a tilt at Amazon. The internet retailer faces a bill of €250m ($293m) for back taxes over what the European Union’s competition commissioner considers to have been an illegal sweetheart deal with Luxembourg. The order requiring the Grand Duchy to ...

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