The Feed – Thursday, May 3rd

IKEA suits, Raptors/Cavs Part 2 & Southwest trouble…again.

 

Toronto/GTA

  • The Toronto Raptors will be looking for some redemption in Game 2 of their NBA playoff series tonight at the Air Canada Centre.  The Raptors lost a nail biter against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night, in what should have been a win for the home team.  The Cavaliers lead the best-of-seven series 1-0.
(photo courtesy of The Associated Press)
  • Toronto Police say a car found dangling from a bridge near a busy highway during the morning rush hour was most likely a prank.  Around 7 a.m. emergency crews and police were dispatched to the Leaside Bridge, west of the Don Valley Parkway, following reports a burnt out car was hanging from a wire.  Police initially said it was for a movie shoot, but later issued a correction saying no shoot had been authorized.  Some speculate it was most likely a group of students, carrying on a tradition prank involving the shell of a car.

 

 

 

Ontario/Canada

  • Longtime Ontario Tory MP Gord Brown died suddenly in his Parliament Hill office on Wednesday.  He was just 57.  The veteran MP representing the eastern Ontario riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes was found in his office unresponsive after playing hockey earlier in the morning. Reports say he died of an apparent heart attack.  He was first elected in 2004, and won re-election three more times, including most recently in 2015.  He leaves behind a wife and two children.
(Memorial set up at the House of Commons seat of MP Gord Brown – photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)

 

World

  • A cracked window forced a Southwest Airlines plane heading from Chicago to New Jersey to land in Cleveland on Wednesday, just two weeks after a jet engine blew apart and broke a window in a deadly accident aboard another Southwest flight.  There were no reports of injuries after Flight 957 landed safely after making an abrupt turn toward Cleveland while over Lake Erie.  Some of the 76 passengers told The Associated Press that they heard popping and those sitting near the window moved quickly away.

 

Say What?!

  • IKEA is taking coordination to a different level by giving consumers the opportunity to match their fashion to their furniture.  The Swedish retail giant has announced a new partnership, with Savile Row tailor William Hunt, to design a limited edition line of three piece suits using patterns from their furniture.  The handcrafted suits will feature Ikea’s SOFIA, ROSENRIPS, NEDJA, and KUNGSLILJA textile patterns, which are used in the brand’s chairs, sofas and bedding.  The one-of-a-kind suits will be given away in a contest posted on the IKEA UK’s website, which encourages entrants to describe how they’re a “maverick with fabric” in their homes.

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