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  1. Women's 200m Medley Swimming:
    Katinka Hosszu (Hungary) wins the gold at 2.06.58. Siobhan-Marie took silver at 2.06.88 while Madeline Dirado of the USA secured bronze at 2.08.79. Oldsmar-born Sydney Pickrem finished sixth at 2.11.22. 

    The American Medal count is at 26 with 9 gold medals. The host nation Brazil remains at 14 as well as the Russian Federation at fifth with 12 medals and the former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan with their respective silver and bronze medals.

  2. On 8/5/2016 at 0:01 AM, Xtrazsteve said:

    And every time the bus powers down, the readers have to reboot. By the time they initialize, the first few stops are missed. If it crashes, every stop is missed. What a garbage system using outdated software.

    Can't they at least upgrade to Windows Embedded 8.1 software instead? :wacko: 

    On a side note, be on the lookout for PRESTO units on New Eglinton territory. #7564 was the first installed (but yet to be in operation) on 86D this evening.

  3. 27 minutes ago, shivers said:

    Be calm in training, they'll give you things at a reasonable pace. Do the nightly homework, and read the next day's reading. Forget learning how to drive, they'll teach you, and Malvern's routes are mostly on wide streets with poles set back from the curb. Go to the MTO website, read the Ontario bus handbook and start in on how to do a circle check, and google how to check air brakes (Ignore trailer connectors, you don't test on them.) Get started on that, because that's the two things people fail out on.

    With Malvern, you'll be on night buses for ages unless you transfer. Friend of mine transfered to Malvern after about a year in, and even he could only get nights; Finch rocket becoming Finch night. Once you hit the ten month, you might want to check out Eglinton for comparative seniority.

    Have you looked in the application process thread? There are dozens, maybe hundreds of posts in there by people who have covered this exact same info.

    Hybrids aren't.... terrible... but the 10-1100 first-gens will crap out on you and leave you on the side of the road from time to time. Rebuild made em quieter, but they're still falling apart. Artics aren't too bad either, but when they say "it only takes one extra foot to turn them"? Give yourself about 6 extra feet.

    Same with the Orion Vs, Flyers and many Fishbowls in its heyday. 

    On a personal note, congratulations, New TTC Operator. Looking forward to see you on the road.

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  4. Men's Volleyball:
    Latvia defeated Canada 2 - 1 while Cuba pummeled the hosts, Brazil 2 - 1. Canada is set to play Brazil tomorrow.

    Women's 100m breaststroke Swimming:
    Lilly King (United States) completed the 100m stroke in 1.05.78 while Yulia Efimova (Russian Federation) is second at 1.05.79. Fellow American Katie Meili ranks third at 1.06.00

  5. This thread is for discussion in regards to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro including our Canadian participation. 

    CANADA:

    - Canada defeated Brazil in both rugby matches. 

    - In Women's soccer, Canada scored a 2-0 win over Australia and 3-1 over Zimbabwe. 

     

    OTHER:

    - The United States defeated the People's Republic of China 119-62 in men's basketball. The Americans lead in the medal standings. 

     

    NOTES:

    - In spite of the doping scandal, Russia sent 271 athletes since the track and field team is banned from the Olympics. 

    - South Sudan and Kosovo made their Olympic debuts. South Sudan gained independence in 2011 while Kosovo granted independence in 2008, which however, is recognized by 109 UN members including Canada. 

    - in a bizarre twist, Taiwan aka Republic of China competes as Chinese Taipei since 1984. The original China debuted in the 1932 Olympics. But due to the One-China policy, in which the PRC recognizes as the sole legitimate government of "China", ROC was forced to use the Chinese Taipei name. 

     

    So guys, post away and show some pride!

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    MEDAL STANDINGS (Updated as of August 10, 2016)

    United States - (10 G, 9 S, 9 B = 28 overall)
    People's Republic of China - (9 G, 3 S, 7 B = 19 overall)
    South Korea - (4 G, 2 S, 2 B = 8 overall)
    Japan - (4 G, 1 S, 10 B = 15 overall)
    Hungary - (4 G, 1 S, 1 B = 6 overall)
    Australia - (4 G, 0 S, 5 B = 9 overall)
    Russian Federation - (3 G, 7 S, 3 B = 13 overall)
    Italy - (3 G, 5 S, 2 B = 10 overall)
    United Kingdom/Great Britain (3 G, 3 S, 5 B = 11 overall)
    France - (2 G, 3 S, 1 B = 6 overall)
    Thailand - (2 G, 1 S, 1 B = 4 overall)
    Germany - (1 G, 2 S, 1 B = 4 overall)
    Sweden - (1 G, 2 S, 0 B = 3 overall)
    Netherlands - (1 G, 1 S, 2 B = 4 overall)

    Brazil - (1 G, 1 S, 0 B = 2 overall)
    Colombia - (1 G, 1 S, 0 B = 2 overall)
    Slovenia - (1 G, 1 S, 0 B = 2 overall)
    Vietnam - (1 G, 1 S, 0 B = 2 overall)

    Chinese Taipei (ROC) - (1 G, 0 S, 2 B = 3 overall)
    Belgium - (1 G, 0 S, 1 B = 2 overall)
    Greece - (1 G, 0 S 1 B = 2 overall)
    Switzerland - (1 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
    Argentina - (1 G, 0 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
    Croatia - (1 G, 0 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
    Kuwait/IOA - (1 G, 0 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
    Kosovo - (1 G, 0 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
    Kazakhstan - (0 G, 2 S, 3 B = 5 overall)
    North Korea - (0 G, 2 S, 1 B = 3 overall)
    Indonesia - (0 G, 2 S, 0 B = 2 overall)

    New Zealand - (0 G, 2 S, 0 B = 2 overall)
    South Africa - (0 G, 2 S, 0 B = 2 overall)
    CANADA - (0 G, 1 S, 4 B = 5 overall)
    Ukraine - (0 G, 1 S, 1 B = 2 overall)
    Azerbaijan - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 0 overall)

    Denmark - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
    Malaysia - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)

    Mongolia - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
    Philippines - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
    Slovakia - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
    Turkey - (0 G, 1 S, 0 B = 1 overall)
    Uzbekistan - (0 G, 0 S, 2 B = 2 overall)
    Czech Republic  - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
    Egypt - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
    Spain - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
    Georgia - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
    Israel - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
    Kyrgyzstan - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
    Poland - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
    Portugal - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)
    United Arab Emirates - (0 G, 0 S, 1 B = 1 overall)

  6. ICYMI:

    July 28, 2016:
    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/07/28/police-seek-man-who-tossed-coffee-at-bus-driver.html - A man tossed a coffee on the operator in Vaughan via the 105 DUFFERIN NORTH line.

    July 29, 2016:
    http://www.citynews.ca/2016/07/29/man-struck-and-killed-after-crash-involving-ttc-bus/ - Man dies after crash in the Guildwood area.

    July 31, 2016:
    http://www.680news.com/2016/07/30/male-in-crisis-on-ttc-bus-at-steeles-avenue-west/  - Bus involved was #8564. Man in crisis with a knife held on the 60 STEELES WEST bus for six hours during a standoff between him and the cops before being taken to the hospital under the Mental Health Act.

    August 1, 2016:
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/car-ttc-bus-collision-1.3702972 - Five passengers injured after car rear ended a 116C MORNINGSIDE bus. Vehicle on the scene was #7668.

  7. Since I came to Canada in March 1998 from the Philippines when I was four, I've experienced many memories and moments from the late 1990s to 2000s in terms of pop culture, music, food, events, etc...

    To begin with me:

    MUSIC: Britney Spears, Cher, Savage Garden, Shania Twain, Backstreet Boys, Venga Boys, N'Sync, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas, Shaggy, Justin Timberlake, No Doubt, Green Day, Stabilo, Michael Jackson, Ashanti, Christina Milan, Amerie, Sean Paul, etc...
    TELEVISION: Dragon Ball, Pokemon, Franklin the Turtle, SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, Hey Arnold!, Fillmore, Recess, Fairly OddParents, Atomic Betty, Kim Possible, Proud Family, Ripping Friends, Futurama, The Simpsons, UnderGrads, and several various channels
    FOOD: 90s/2000s Chip and Soda packaging, McDonald's, Fish and Chips, Laura Secord, Free Breakfast at a school's church hall, etc...
    EVENTS IN REAL LIFE: 9/11, Blackout of 2003, 2004 Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, Stop the Violence with the Argos in 2005, 2008 TTC Strilke, etc...
    SPORTS: Skating, Basketball, Soccer Baseball, Volleyball
    VIDEO GAMES: Street Fighter, Sonic, WCW/nWO Revenge, 007 Nightfire, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, NBA ShootOut, NHL Championship 2000, Fear Effect, Jak and Daxter trilogy, NHL 06/07 and several DreamCast, XBOX, Playstation and Nintendo games.

    What's your favorite moment or memory when you were small to high school graduation?

  8. 44 minutes ago, bus_7246 said:

    Changes out of Wilson division for the September board:

    - 5 Avenue Road will be renumbered to the 13 Avenue Road. (Trick question: Can anybody guess why?)

    - The 33 Forest Hill route will transfer to Mount Dennis, while the 106 York University will transfer to Arrow Road. 

    Lastly, the 74 Mt. Pleasant will assume the main routing of the 103 Mt. Pleasant North to become the 'new' 74 Mt. Pleasant from St Clair Stn to Doncliffe. 

    If I read the 74 MOUNT PLEASANT article on Transit Toronto, then there's your educated guess dated February 1999.

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    Routes 103 MOUNT PLEASANT NORTH and 74 MOUNT PLEASANT were to be combined on this date, into a single route running from Davisville Station via Yonge, Merton, and Mt. Pleasant to Doncliffe Loop. This was not implemented due to the concerns of local residents.

     

    They should have at least moved the 33 FOREST HILL when Mount Dennis opened in the first place. But I'm surprised 106 is heading back to Arrow Road.

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