TORONTO — Stompin' Tom Connors' "The Hockey Song" is going into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. The catchy ditty celebrating "the good ol' hockey game" will be honored Saturday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Winnipeg Jets at Scotiabank Arena. During the ceremony, the late singer's son, Tom Connors Jr., will be presented with a hall of fame plaque, and country singer Tim Hicks will perform the song. The 1973 novelty track spent decades as a cult favorite before the Ottawa Senators began playing it early 1990s. That caught the attention of Maple Leafs coach Pat Burns, who called for the song to be played at his team's games as well. After Connors' died in 2013, the single shot up the charts, eventually peaking at No. 29 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100. … [Read more...] about ‘The Hockey Song’ going into Canadian Songwriters HOF
PUBLISHED: 15:25 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:08 24 October 2018 Paul Geater Bus routes to Felixstowe are being shaken up. Picture: PAUL GEATER Archant Bus services between Ipswich and Felixstowe are being shaken up next month in a bid to improve reliability – and compete with the rail line to the coast. However some passengers living in the Gainsborough area of Ipswich have been angered that the buses will no longer travel through their part of the town.Under the new timetable there will be three buses an hour between the towns between the two bus stations in the heart of Ipswich to Great Eastern Square in Felixstowe. They will all travel along Spring Road and stop at Heath Road, for the hospital, and at Warren Heath – for the superstores in the area – and along the old A45 to Trimley and Felixstowe.Once they reach the coast different services will split to Old Felixstowe, Grange Farm or Landguard – giving each of these areas an … [Read more...] about The wheels on the Felixstowe bus won’t go round and round Ipswich’s Gainsborough estate!
By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Now Playing: SFGATE visited San Francisco's first cashierless Amazon Go store on its opening day. Media: Katie Wood / SFGATE Something was happening on the corner of Battery and California streets in San Francisco's Financial District Tuesday afternoon. Smiling men and women in orange polos and quarter zips hovered on the sidewalk while workers on their lunch breaks fumbled with cell phones. "Have you downloaded the app? You need the app," one orange shirt said to a man in a puffer jacket. The puffer jacket had the app, yes, but he couldn't remember the password for his Amazon account. He fiddled for a few seconds then, Bingo! The golden ticket required for entry to San Francisco's first Amazon Go store appeared. It was a QR code. The rest of the experience went smoothly: He scanned the code at the entry gate and was free to grab the items he needed, ranging from Advil and Sunchips … [Read more...] about I wanted to hate San Francisco’s new Amazon Go store. I loved it.
PUBLISHED: 14:50 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:09 24 October 2018 Daniel Hickey Skegness in Lincolnshire. Photo: Getty Images This content is subject to copyright. A man who went on holiday to Skegness after his probation supervisor had forbidden the trip has been ordered to pay a fine of £70. Kevin Bingham, 57, of Munnings Road, Norwich, admitted his failure to comply with the conditions of his release after a period of imprisonment by going on the holiday with his partner the week commencing September 8 this year.Norwich Magistrates’ Court heard on Wednesday that Bingham had called his supervisor to ask for permission to go on the holiday, which had been booked earlier in the year and already paid for, and was refused but went anyway.He went with his partner and other family members, the court heard.Chairman of the bench, Colonel Howard Gill, said it was “quite correct to ask permission... but where an offender has direct instructions … [Read more...] about Man told to pay £70 after going on forbidden holiday to Skegness
From staff reports Updated 6:11 am CDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 People line up for early voting in the November midterm elections Monday at Lion’s Park. Bexar County has 43 locations for early voting which is scheduled to run through November 2. People line up for early voting in the November midterm elections Monday at Lion’s Park. Bexar County has 43 locations for early voting which is scheduled to run through November 2. Photo: Jerry Lara /Staff File Photo Click through the slideshow to see the 10 sites with the most people voting Tuesday 10. Leon Valley Conference Center 6421 Evers Road Votes: 1,097 Click through the slideshow to see the 10 sites with the most people voting Tuesday 10. Leon Valley Conference Center 6421 Evers Road Votes: 1,097 Photo: Mark Mulligan /Houston Chronicle 9. Cody Library11441 Vance Jackson … [Read more...] about Where Bexar County voters can go to avoid the crowds