Remedies for inflationThe causes of high inflation fade, and consumers’ incomes may eventually catch up with the cost of living. The Shockanomics High Inflation Top TenThis is based on inflation data from here:Number 10: Canada (8.1%, June 22)I don’t consider Canada to be a high inflation country, but here it is. Could Canada have anticipated high inflation? Could Spain have anticipated high inflation? Could Turkey have anticipated high inflation?
August 05, 2022 10:08 UTC
Callaway Golf rung up record financial results for its seasonally strong second quarter, led by Topgolf’s continued rebound from the pandemic and resilient demand from avid golfers who are shrugging off higher prices. Those results beat Wall Street analysts forecasts of $1.1 billion in revenue and earnings of 42 cents per share. AdvertisementIndustry watchers were concerned, however, that golf would begin to lose players again as inflation squeezes discretionary spending. “Earlier this year there was a lot of concern about a reversion in golf consumption,” said Brewer in a conference call with investors. Topgolf revenue increased 24 percent to $404 million in the quarter.
August 05, 2022 10:08 UTC
A boisterous extended clan gathers for a family holiday, launching the requisite arguments, hurt feelings, grudges, inside jokes, laughter, love, reconciliation and lots of eating, plus maybe a car chase. His own demanding mom, Susan (Lydia Gaston, blending imperious, demanding, loving and needy) is constantly calling, making sure he’s on track for Easter celebrations. “This show just wants a funny-sounding Filipino,” he complains to his agent, who tells him to just suck it up and do the accent. As the holiday festivities proceed apace and Joe tries to keep his sitcom prospects alive, several subplots come into play. Food, family, a big karaoke scene … and a spotlight on an immigrant community underrepresented in Hollywood.
August 05, 2022 10:01 UTC
Two months of job losses a sign of shifting economy, economist suggestsOTTAWA — Canada's economy appears to be backing away from the rapid jobs growth seen earlier this year, with July marking the second-straight month of job losses, even as the unemployment rate held steady. The economy lost 31,000 jobs, following on a loss of 43,000 jobs in June. Despite the downtick in jobs, Canada’s labour market remains exceptionally tight, with more than one million job vacancies across the country. The unemployment rate is the lowest on record with comparable data going back to 1976. Bernard said the unemployment rate remained unchanged from June despite the jobs loss because of a dip in the labour force participation rate.
August 05, 2022 09:39 UTC
TORONTO - Drake says the Young Money Reunion concert in Toronto has been rescheduled for Saturday after being cancelled on Monday when he tested positive for COVID-19. In a post on Instagram Thursday Drake says he has since tested negative and that everybody is flying back to the city to make it happen. The show at Budweiser Stage will feature Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, and is to be a reunion of acts on the Young Money record label. Last Monday it was scheduled to end the annual three-day OVO Fest music festival hosted by the Canadian musician. The 2022 edition of OVO Fest was the first since 2019, with the last two years cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 05, 2022 09:37 UTC
If you are a Family Feud fan and have always wanted to attend a recording of the show, this is your chance to attend a free recording of the Canadian version of the show in Toronto. CBC has announced that the hit show is returning for a fourth season and that you can sign up to be part of the audience. Everything you need to know to be part of our live studio audience!https://t.co/voK3S0gEI5 — Family Feud Canada (@FamilyFeudCa) July 5, 2022All you have to do is choose the time and day of your choice and register for the ticket. It is good to know that the whole process takes up to 5 hours from arrival at CBC Studios to departure. Shooting for Family Feud Canada will start from August 6 through October 10, giving you tons of opportunities to watch a recording or visit several if you’re interested in the experience.
August 05, 2022 07:42 UTC
Our industry and COVID-19We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
August 05, 2022 04:46 UTC
© Ben Nelms/CBC Unbounce offices in downtown Vancouver, B.C. A Vancouver-based tech firm announced it has laid off 47 of its employees as the tech industry struggles as a whole. Unbounce produces landing pages for websites, which ask web visitors for their contact information in exchange for a piece of content, like an e-book. The company, founded over a decade ago in Vancouver, also uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to determine which landing pages work better than others. "Please reach out directly if you are looking for particular skill sets," said Bochicchio in her LinkedIn post.
August 05, 2022 03:39 UTC
Pelosi received a euphoric welcome as the first U.S. House speaker, and highest ranking U.S. official, to visit Taiwan in more than 25 years, and China swiftly responded by announcing multiple military exercises nearby. China claims the self-governing island of Taiwan as its territory and opposes any engagement by Taiwanese officials with foreign governments. On the other side, with China’s recent increase in military activities around Taiwan, Washington accuses Beijing of no longer accepting the status quo. Shortly after Pelosi landed Tuesday night, China announced live-fire drills that reportedly started that night, as well as the four-day exercises starting Thursday. The People’s Liberation Army Air Force also flew a contingent of 21 warplanes toward Taiwan.
August 05, 2022 02:36 UTC
Halifax Water says emergency repairs have been completed on a Duffus Street wastewater pump station in Halifax. In a release Thursday, the utility says operations have returned to normal after three pump failures in two months. Wastewater and stormwater are now being pumped from the Duffus Street station to a wastewater treatment facility on Upper Water Street rather than flowing into Halifax harbour. © Brett Ruskin/CBC Pumping station pipes shown at the Duffus Street facility are used to carry sewage to the Upper Water Street treatment facility. Halifax Water said it expects the harbour to return to its natural condition within two days.
August 05, 2022 02:27 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday but avoided making direct public comments on relations with Beijing and Taipei that could further increase regional tensions. She met South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin Pyo and other senior members of Parliament on Thursday. Pelosi and her delegation later spoke by phone with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on the alliance, foreign policy and other issues. In recent years, South Korea has been struggling to strike a balance between the United States and China as their rivalry has deepened. Later Thursday, Pelosi visited a border area with North Korea that is jointly controlled by the American-led United Nations Command and North Korea.
August 05, 2022 00:01 UTC
KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years behind bars in a politically charged case that could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow. A court in Russia on Thursday convicted U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner of drug possession and sentenced her to nine years in prison and fined her one million rubles, the equivalent of about $16,700. The U.S. State Department had earlier declared Griner to be “wrongfully detained” — a charge that Russia has sharply rejected. Details of the proposal were not announced, though a person familiar with the matter said the U.S. has offered to trade convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Whelan and Griner. —-Follow AP’s coverage of the Brittney Griner case at https://apnews.com/hub/brittney-grinerRead more about:SHARE:
August 04, 2022 23:30 UTC
Canada’s health care is in crisis. The Omicron variant has pushed an already struggling system to its breaking point. It has underscored the urgent need to address wait times and backlogs for service, ensure equitable access to care, and support a healthier and more agile workforce. The 2022 CMA Health Summit Series is kicking off bold conversations on how to do health differently in Canada.
August 04, 2022 23:11 UTC
takes 15-5 victory in tournament opening game in Calgary, Moose Jaw back in action against Sydney on Friday nightThe Moose Jaw All Stars will be hoping they managed to all their defensive miscues out of their system in their first game at the Little League Canadian Regional championship on Thursday afternoon. The All Stars committed a total of 10 errors in their opening contest against B.C.’s Vancouver Little Mountain Little League and would go on to drop a 15-5 decision at the beautiful Rose Diamond in Calgary. A single up the middle scored Vancouver’s second run, but Schoenroth would get a strikeout to end the inning. Moose Jaw would stay alive and then some, putting up four runs in the frame. The tournament winner advances to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn.
August 04, 2022 23:06 UTC
In the thick of Kansas’ contentious debate over abortion rights, the anonymous text messages arriving on the eve of the big referendum this week seemed clear enough. AdvertisementBut text messages are emerging as an increasingly popular means of spreading disinformation about voting and elections. “There’s been an explosion of political text messages since 2020 and since then the political messages have stuck around,” said RoboKiller’s vice president, Giulia Porter. The same year, someone used text messages to spread false rumors of a national COVID-19 lockdown. The texts sent in Kansas used a messaging platform made by Twilio, a San Francisco-based communications company.
August 04, 2022 22:55 UTC