“The team,” added Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon, “got manipulated into believing some things that might not have been there.” What we have here is Exhibit A in why there is such a dearth of offer sheets extended to restricted free agents. The Habs took a stab — not a very good one, frankly, but totally in accordance with collective bargaining agreement guidelines and practices — only to have the grieving party kick, scream, and make everyone on the Montreal side of the transaction out to be a bunch of hockey hayseeds. So, if you’re one of the other 29 NHL GMs who were not involved in this deal, what do you think your appetite would be to become the next guy to drop a sheet on another RFA? Answer: zero. Exactly the number of offer sheets, by the way, that were made over the previous five seasons. No GMs really want to make RFA offers, first and foremost because they know offer sheets are usually a financial reach, and they also incur the … [Read more...] about Canadiens’ offer sheet to Sebastian Aho a swing and miss
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This week, Canada released its newest Food Guide — its version of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans — and, for the most part, it’s getting great reviews. Comparing Canada’s Food Guide to the 2016 update of the Dietary Guidelines is an interesting exercise, particularly because the U.S. will be updating its guidelines again in 2020. The political squabbling about that project is already well underway. Press accounts certainly make it sound as if creating dietary guidelines is much less contentious north of the 49th parallel. “In the U.S., expert advisors recommended cutting back on red and processed meats,” explains ConscienHealth, a U.S-based group that advocates for the evidence-based prevention and treatment of obesity. “Meat producers howled in protest. So the final guidelines omitted any specific guidance on the subject. Warring factions are bracing for another round of conflict in the 2020 guidelines.” “For … [Read more...] about Canada creates a simpler, more science-based ‘Food Guide’
Mark Kurlyandchik Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 15, 2018 Halloween may be over but many of metro Detroit’s restaurants continue to be haunted by ghosts of a different type. “We’ve had people with relatively easy, mellow prep jobs walk off in the middle of a shift. We’ve had people that seem phenomenal on paper just not show up for work and disappear,” said Axle Brewing Company owner Dan Riley, whose Livernois Tap beer hall and restaurant in Ferndale has struggled to attract and retain line cooks. Riley’s account has become painfully common among local restaurants feeling the effects of a nationwide skilled labor shortage that's particularly challenging emerging culinary markets like metro Detroit. “I had five interviews scheduled last week for a line cook,” said Samy Eid of his family’s upscale Lebanese restaurant Phoenicia in Birmingham. “None of them showed up and only one of … [Read more...] about A skilled labor shortage is changing metro Detroit restaurants
Home Daily News A look back: What's the best 'Perry Mason'… Law in Popular Culture By Adam Banner Posted November 8, 2018, 7:00 am CST A few weeks back, I wrote a column reviewing the ABC series “How to Get Away with Murder.” I received a bit of feedback as I often do. Some was positive. Some was negative. It’s the nature of the game, and honestly, regardless of the feedback, I’m just glad to know people actually read the column. One reader explained that he followed my “advice” and watched an episode of “How to Get Away with Murder.” However, I didn’t really recommend the show but rather examined the realistic vs. fantastical elements of the episode I actually watched. Nonetheless, the reader did not appreciate my “recommendation” (and also pointed out the unrealistic issues the series presents). The reader suggested I spend more time reviewing “worthwhile” legal shows, such as Perry Mason. To you, … [Read more...] about A look back: What’s the best ‘Perry Mason’ episode?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?