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Could Andrew Scheer really lose his seat this election? 20.10.2019 - News for the rest of us
Alex Cosh If there is any riding in this year's federal election that warrants strategic voting by left-leaning electors, it's surely Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's district of Regina-Qu'Appelle.  Last week, an editorial in the Saskatchewan Herald asked " Could Andrew Scheer Lose His Seat to the NDP? " drawing attention to the fact that efforts to unseat Scheer "have taken on a new energy" following a national surge in NDP support. "One always hopes for grassroots movements to really take off suddenly, and I'm kind of feeling that right now," NDP candidate Ray Aldinger told "It feels positive." Of course, every party leader can theoretically lose their seat in the House of Commons -- just ask former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff . However, two important factors have sparked discussion about the possibility of Scheer losing his riding this election, even though it remains an unlikely outcome. First, Scheer's district encompasses 12 First Nations. As both the local MP and leader of the ...
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The beef about burgers 5.8.2019 Business Operations |
Sponsored: We’re in a race against time to achieve a globally sustainable food system, and the humble hamburger could hold the answers to what will get us over the finish line.
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Public education has economic payoff, says report 21.6.2019 - News for the rest of us
Education On a trip back to Toronto this week I attended the launch of a new report commissioned by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), and written by Aimee McArthur-Gupta from the Conference Board of Canada. The report presents some estimates of the economic, fiscal and social benefits of public education programs. The full report is here . It is a useful resource for all those campaigning against conservative cutbacks to school budgets (such as those in Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan). It’s also an interesting example of economists attempting to put "numbers" on channels of causation which we all knew were important, but which are hard to measure. The report has two major analytical sections. The first uses the Conference Board’s input-output model to simulate the immediate spin-off economic effects of public education spending. Education is a major driver of economic growth and job creation -- yet conservatives insist on treating it solely as a "cost" or "drain," something ...
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How the Target Center's 'nutritional curator' wins with clean food 20.6.2019 Business Operations |
You won't find a single microwave or any trans fats in the stadium food at this Minneapolis arena, thanks to David Fhima.
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In Venezuela’s Perfect Storm, Bitcoin Is a Lifeline 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Faced with hyperinflation, a worthless local currency and a risky black market for dollars, Venezuelans are increasingly turning to bitcoin as a tool for survival in the world’s worst-performing economy.
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To understand the climate crisis, look to Indigenous stories 18.4.2019 - News for the rest of us
Julie Cruikshank Today is Earth Day, an event that becomes more important every year as the climate crisis escalates. Our collective failure to address climate change makes it clear that mainstream society needs to think about nature differently. Indigenous communities are disproportionately affected by climate change. But Indigenous stories also suggest a different way of thinking about the natural world, as populated with sentient beings that have as much agency and political standing as humans do. In this excerpt from the forthcoming book The Nature of Canada , Julie Cruikshank shares her experiences of listening for different stories from her decades of work with Indigenous communities in the Yukon. At a modest one-day conference on early human history in southwest Yukon, held in Haines Junction in 1982, scientists, historians, archaeologists, and members of local First Nations discussed the environmental factors affecting regional history. Late in the afternoon, Mrs. Annie Ned, then in her eighties, ...
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Law enforcement trains in case of attack on Dodger Stadium 9.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Federal law enforcement, local first responders and the Los Angeles Dodgers will be conducting a “full-scale” training exercise Friday involving hundreds of people at Dodger Stadium to test their tactical response to a coordinated attack at an event there, authorities said.

The exercise is set...

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World Wildlife Day 2019: 15 Biggest Threats to Oceans 3.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and make up more than 99 percent of the planet’s livable habitat.
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Philly's believe it or not: Leopold Stokowski and Albert C. Barnes were quite the pen pals 10.10.2018 News
New Philadelphia Orchestra festival, in conjunction with the Barnes Foundation, will explore the correspondence between Leopold Stokowski and Albert C. Barnes, and between music and art generally.
As Lira Rebounds, Investors Find Other Ways to Bet Against Turkey 16.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Turkey’s attempts to stabilize its embattled financial markets have borne some fruit this week, sparking a relief rally in the lira, but investors are still looking for ways to hedge against any new shocks.
Iranians Hoard Gold Ahead of U.S. Sanctions 6.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Iranians are hoarding gold as a safeguard against a collapsing local currency and soaring cost of living as the U.S. is poised to impose economic sanctions on Iran, pushing the metal’s price to record highs in Tehran.
Argentina Seeks Credit Line From IMF 8.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Argentina’s government has begun talks with the International Monetary Fund for a credit line as the administration of President Mauricio Macri seeks to contain a steady depreciation of the local currency.
Make online retailers collect taxes 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In 45 states, pulling out your wallet and buying something is (with some exceptions) a taxable event. No matter where you buy that book, tool or toy, you owe an additional sum to your state and, in many cases, to your local government as well.

Thanks to decades-old Supreme Court decisions regarding...

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Sudan’s president orders release of all political prisoners 10.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir ordered the immediate release of all political prisoners on Tuesday as part of national dialogue efforts, the state news agency said.
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Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market to close 4.4.2018 News
"Local food is much more broadly available now in the retail marketplace than when the farmstand began, which has proved a double-edged sword," the executive director said.
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Together till 2019, RS setback won’t hurt SP-BSP alliance, says Mayawati 25.3.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Thin ice warnings for humans after Bloomington fire rescues dog 21.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A dog pulled from a pond by Bloomington firefighters Wednesday triggered some let's-be-careful-out-there warnings from around the Twin Cities about the dangers of trusting late March ice.
Nestle provides lifeline for struggling Kenyan coffee farmers 21.3.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Dollar Steadies but Weighs on Global Stocks 25.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: US
A weak dollar continued to drag down stocks in Europe and Asia a few hours ahead of the European Central Bank’s first meeting of the year.
Saudi corruption sweep to move to trial with 95 detained 24.1.2018 AP Business
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi authorities are still holding 95 people in a purported anti-corruption campaign that was launched nearly three months ago by the kingdom's influential crown prince, Saudi press quoting the attorney general reported on Wednesday....
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