They discovered that when social spending increased relative to health spending, premature death went down and life expectancy increased. If provinces want a healthier population, they should spend less on health care and more on social services, new Canadian research suggests. Average per capita spending on social services was $930, compared with $2,900 for health services, the study shows. “Relative to health care, we spend little on social services per person,” Dutton said, noting provincial health care budgets increased 10-fold over the study period compared to social spending. “It is actually asking the question: Does spending on health care make us healthier or does spending on social programs make us healthier?
January 22, 2018 10:18 UTC
Hang time is the length of time a basketball player stays suspended in the air after jumping. Start in a kneeling position at the back of your yoga mat, sitting on your heels with the inner walls of your legs meeting. Try to hang in the air for a brief moment before landing. Be sure to touch down with the tops of your feet before the knees meet the ground. Hop your way forward until you run out of yoga mat, then try retracing your steps by hopping backwards.
January 22, 2018 10:07 UTC
And if the current U.S. administration really wants to throw a wrench into the gears of global free trade, it faces obstacles from both inside and outside its borders. Last week, for example, the U.S. president seemed to say he wanted a deal for Mexico to pay for a border wall included in the current NAFTA talks. The $20 billion dollar Wall is “peanuts” compared to what Mexico makes from the U.S. NAFTA is a bad joke! Reisman was Canada's chief negotiator for the very first Canada-U.S. free trade deal in the 1980s. A return to power politicsOne of the things yet to be resolved in the NAFTA talks is the dispute-settlement process.
January 22, 2018 10:00 UTC
An "unprecedented" number of victim impact statements has delayed the sentencing hearing for the killer of a Winnipeg high school student — and legal experts say the relatively new Canadian Victims Bill of Rights is responsible. Justice Glenn Joyal is not happy he learned with little notice of 96 victim impact statements in Cooper Nemeth murder case. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbcmb?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#cbcmb</a> —@karenpaulscbc Justice Joyal will accept 96 statements to be admitted and 16 to be read in court Wednesday. "If 96 people have put forward victim impact statements, 96 people have been affected and 96 people want to be heard," said Karen Wiebe, executive director of the Manitoba Organization for Victim Assistance (MOVA). A judge was expected to sentence Bell-Wright on Jan. 15, but the hearing was postponed because of the sheer number of victim impact statements.
On Thursday, the paperwork for the victim impact statement was sitting on his kitchen table, blank. "What are they going to do with my victim impact statement? Family devastated by lossRobert and Kristine Cadieux had been together since Kristine was 16 years old. A roadside memorial for Kristine Cadieux has been covered with snow since it was placed near Highway 401 outside Cornwall. Lifetime of painCadieux said he received a call on Friday to meet with a Crown attorney on Jan. 22 to discuss the upcoming appeal and a victim impact statement.
One of Canada's central aims at this year's World Economic Forum is to convince global business leaders that Canada is still an attractive place to invest. It's because of Trump that Canada has to work so hard to remind investors that Canada is open for business. Not that Canada will necessarily walk away from Davos with big announcements, but it's better to be there than to not be there. Trudeau will host a public session this week with Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai at Davos. Davos is an opportunity for pre-meetings with G7 leaders as Canada works toward choosing what initiative it will champion at the leaders summit in June.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Madison Keys says she’s playing carefree tennis again and doesn’t feel any pressure at her first Grand Slam tournament since her emotional loss to Sloane Stephens in the U.S. Open final five months ago. “I think the biggest thing for me is I’m just really enjoying myself out on the court,” she said. She’s lost 19 games in four matches — the fewest among the women who are left — and she’s averaging just over an hour on court per match. A year ago, Keys wasn’t even able to make the trip to Australia. But when she does get back there, Davenport believes that Keys will be ready.
January 22, 2018 09:11 UTC
MONROVIA, Liberia — Former international soccer star George Weah was sworn into office Monday as Liberia’s new president, taking over from Africa’s first female leader of this post-war, impoverished West African nation. After Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor, Sr., swore in Weah, Liberia’s flag was lowered and folded to signify the end of the presidency for Sirleaf, who stood with Weah on a raised platform. Liberians should not see Weah as “a magician” who can solve all Liberia’s problems alone, said Florence G. Dukuly , a public administrator. Liberia’s red, white and blue colours adorn the VIP block and giant-sized portraits of Weah and Taylor are planted along the perimeters. He said Weah can bring growth and development to Liberia.
January 22, 2018 08:55 UTC
COPENHAGEN — A Spanish judge on Monday refused to ask Danish authorities to arrest ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is in Copenhagen to attend a university debate and meet with some lawmakers. Shortly after his arrival in Denmark, Catalonia’s parliamentary speaker proposed him as candidate to form a new government, despite his status as a fugitive. The push for independence by the Catalan government, while Puigdemont was regional president, triggered Spain’s most serious political crisis in decades. Spain ousted Puigdemont’s Cabinet, dissolved the regional parliament and called the December regional elections as part of special powers invoked following the independence declaration. Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis had said the issue of how to proceed with Puigdemont was for judges, and not the government, to decide.
January 22, 2018 08:19 UTC
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The Latest on North Korea’s participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):9 p.m. The European Union has slapped travel bans and asset freezes on 17 North Koreans accused of illegal trading activities and side-stepping sanctions imposed on Pyongyang over its nuclear program. The EU says it will continue to pressure North Korea over its “accelerated development of nuclear and ballistic programs in flagrant disregard of previous U.N. Security Council resolutions.”——4:45 p.m. The North Korean figure skating pair that will compete in the Winter Olympics is in Taiwan this week for a competition. The North Korean skaters won the bronze in pairs at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Japan.
January 22, 2018 07:52 UTC
Some of those senators met with Schumer Sunday morning and urged a compromise to end the shutdown. The White House and GOP officials have branded the funding gap the “Schumer Shutdown,” spreading the phrase as a hashtag on social media. Schumer arrived at the White House with the outlines of a deal he believed his caucus would support. As of Sunday night, it was the last discussion Schumer has had with the White House. White House officials say Trump feels burned by Schumer after the immigration negotiations and they don’t view him as an honest broker.
January 22, 2018 07:18 UTC
The Tet Offensive gave the North an important boost, even though it ultimately was a military failure. The Trump administration sees Vietnam as a partner in opposing China’s assertion of territorial claims in the South China Sea, including the Spratlys, an island chain where Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei also have claims. Mattis said he didn’t expect the war to come up in his talks in Vietnam. Vietnam fought a border war with China in 1979, and bitterness runs deep. Mattis is the latest in a string of Pentagon chiefs who’ve visited Vietnam to expand security ties and address China’s growing military power.
January 22, 2018 07:04 UTC
From the crater, the deadly debris billowed about three kilometres (1.8 miles) down on the southern plank of Mayon toward a no-entry danger zone. The explosion was the most powerful since the volcano started acting up more than a week ago. Due to its relatively gentle eruption last week, thousands left emergency shelters and returned to their communities in Legazpi city outside the danger zone. A danger zone around Mayon was expanded to 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the crater, which means thousands of villagers will have to leave their homes, officials said. In 2013, an ash eruption killed five climbers who had ventured near the summit despite warnings.
January 22, 2018 06:22 UTC
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader. Americans might wonder how Pakistan could imprison a man who helped track down the mastermind of the 9-11 attacks. The courts now say a prosecutor is unavailable, his lawyer, Qamar Nadeem Afridi, told The Associated Press. He was accused under tribal law alleging he aided and facilitated militants in the nearby Khyber tribal region, said Nadeem. “To Pakistan, she is a wrongfully imprisoned innocent.”— Associated Press writers Riaz Khan in Peshawar, Pakistan, and Matthew Lee in Washington contributed to this report
January 22, 2018 06:10 UTC
PHILADELPHIA — The Vikings would have travelled anywhere to play in their first Super Bowl since 1977. “I mean, we would’ve loved to play in the Super Bowl if it was in China,” coach Mike Zimmer said Sunday night after the Philadelphia Eagles humbled Minnesota 38-7 for the NFC championship. It all made for a long night two weeks before Minneapolis hosts the Super Bowl that the Eagles and Patriots now have reached. “Once you get a game away from playing in the Super Bowl, that’s going to be hard to swallow. But they also were extremely fortunate to get to the NFC title game, winning on a last-play 61-yard TD pass to Stefon Diggs.
January 22, 2018 04:37 UTC