Film academy to host virtual panels about inclusion, equity

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated PressThu Aug 20 2020 14:08 Lee Daniels, Lulu Wang and Taraji P. Henson are among the talent participating in a series of virtual panels about inclusion and equity in Hollywood hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Thursday that […]

Why Americans should adopt the Sweden model on COVID-19″

By Gilbert Berdine, MD Sweden: The Control Group Sweden (blue dots) has served as a control group to compare policies intended to decrease deaths from covid-19. Sweden has been unfairly criticized for its policy despite having an outcome more favorable than places with authoritarian lockdown policies. Sweden did not close its schools. Other than stopping […]

New study calls for new approach to tackling overdose crisis

By Nick Wells, The Canadian PressMon Aug 24 2020 05:07 VANCOUVER — Canada needs a new approach to tackle its overdose crisis, says the lead author of a new study that highlights a prevalence of overdoses involving non−prescribed fentanyl and stimulants in British Columbia. There have been more than 15,000 apparent opioid−related deaths in Canada […]

TDSB seeks more space for fall classes as parents weigh whether kids will attend

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian PressSat Aug 22 2020 07:00 TORONTO — Canada’s largest school board is searching for additional spaces to hold classes this fall, but says it won’t know how many are needed — or where they’ll be located — until parents of elementary students confirm whether they’ll be sending their kids to […]

“Get on with your lives:” Oxford professor says “people have become overly frightened” of COVID-19

By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedgeMon, 08/24/2020 02:45 Even though BoJo’s system of localized COVID-19 measures seems to be working, the unrelenting hysteria peddled by the British press has left millions of Britons traumatized. Now, Carl Heneghan, a professor of Evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, is calling for the government to intervene and “proactively reassure” his young […]

Bank of Canada looks for broader input in updating inflation-target framework

By Jordan Press, The Canadian PressMon Aug 24 2020 16:46 OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is turning to the public for input on its inflation−rate target that underlies any changes to the central bank’s trend−setting interest rate. The bank had already planned on a much broader consultation than what it did for previous reviews […]