Council punts on migrant funding, $1.25 billion bond issue

Two of Mayor Brandon Johnson’s most powerful allies on Wednesday used a parliamentary maneuver to defer consideration of two controversial and costly items with heavy potential to impact city finances: a $1.25 billion borrowing to bankroll economic development and housing projects and $70 million in surplus spending to fund the migrant crisis. The parliamentary maneuver … Read more

ArriveCan contractor to be grilled in House of Commons in rare reprimand – National |

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The House of Commons is expected to soon reprimand a private citizen for the first time in more than 100  years over the ArriveCan app, in the latest development in a widening scandal over the nearly $60 million pandemic-era project. GC Strategies partner Kristian Firth – whose … Read more

Benefits of Quitting Cigarettes During Pregnancy Exceed Dangers of Weight Gain

Newswise — Quitting cigarettes during pregnancy may increase obesity-related complications for both parent and baby, but Rutgers Health researchers found that reductions in stillbirths and premature deliveries outweigh these dangers and speculated that nutrition counseling could increase the benefits. “Cigarettes are a powerful appetite suppressant, so quitters tend to gain considerable weight, particularly when they … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo earns above $40 million than Neymar does from alcoholic beverages

Cristiano Ronaldo’s water business makes him richer than Neymar. — AFP/File Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make over $40 million from his water business, while Neymar might make anything from $35 to $95 million from his “innovative, all-natural spirit- and wine-based cocktails and zero-alcohol mocktails launching in Brazil later this year at Fun Brands. Throughout … Read more

Covid Vaccines Not Linked to Fatal Heart Problems in Young People, CDC Finds

Newswise — William Borden, is a professor of medicine and health policy at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He specializes in preventive cardiology, the treatment of complex cholesterol disorders, and diagnosing and treating general cardiovascular diseases. Brian Choi, is a professor of medicine and radiology, chief medical information officer, and co-director of … Read more

Canada has a productivity problem. Will Budget 2024 help? – National |

The Liberal government’s 2024 federal budget unveiled billions of dollars designed to boost Canada’s flagging productivity.  But some experts are questioning whether the budget does enough and whether the measures will be undermined by the new changes to the country’s capital gains taxes. “Is this really going to fundamentally pivot the thinking in Canada around … Read more

Klay Thompson misses all 10 shots in what might have been his final game with the Warriors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Klay Thompson has provided so many memorable moments during his decade-plus run as Stephen Curry’s Splash Brother running mate for the Golden State Warriors dynasty. The Game 6 heroics. The scores of 3-pointers. The shut-down defence against some of the game’s top scorers. Those were all distant memories as … Read more