"In the process, I have become a recluse," Linda Evangelista — who was one of the most sought-after supermodels of the 1990s — says.Her Instagram post »
As uncertainty looms over cash-strapped China Evergrande Group, seizing up China's junk bond market, pressure is building on its peers to access fresh funding to repay notes worth nearly $300 billion due over the next two years. Once its top-selling developer, Evergrande now looms as one of China's largest-ever restructurings as a crackdown on debt ends a freewheeling era of building with borrowed money which became infamous for ghost cities and roads to nowhere. The nervousness has resulted in a handful of Chinese real estate developers having their ratings downgraded by agencies as concern swirls about their debt and repayment abilities, which, in turn, will weigh on their borrowing costs.
The White House on Thursday published a new economic analysis that showed how the wealthiest Americans pay far less in taxes than others - an effort to bolster President Joe Biden's push to increase taxes on the rich to fund his economic agenda. "I'm sick and tired of the super-wealthy and giant corporations not paying their fair share in taxes," Biden wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. The White House analysis from two economists suggests that the wealthiest 400 households in the country — those with net worth ranging between $2.1 billion and $160 billion — pay an effective federal income tax rate of just over 8 percent per year on average.
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Blow recalls being in the audience at the premiere of the opera based on his memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” and watching the scene that depicts his sexual abuse as a child by an older cousin. “To be honest,” he said, “it was more uncomfortable watching everybody watching me. Because they were so unnerved by it they worried about my reaction.” They needn’t have been concerned, Blow said in an interview. “When I wrote the book I’d already dealt with all that,” he said.
We throw the word around all the time: “Take care”. “Be careful!” “I care”. But what does “care” mean? Kemptville resident, Cassandra Bunsee, is working on a project to find out. With the intention of understanding what care means to seniors in particular, she’s interested in exploring “the relationship between aging and care in Canada, specifically what everyday acts of care look like among senior citizens.” While there have been numerous studies about how seniors receive care in the context of
Canadian retail sales most likely rose 2.1% in August after dipping 0.6% in July as restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted, Statistics Canada said in a flash estimate on Thursday. "With only a modest pullback in retail sales in July, a rebound in August, and surging spending on services, the economy will be driven by consumer spending growth in the third quarter," Royce Mendes, senior economist at CIBC Capital Markets, said in a note. Retail trade in July fell in part due to lower sales at food and beverage stores, which coincided with the easing of pandemic restrictions for restaurants and bars.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China sent 24 fighter jets toward Taiwan in a large display of force Thursday, after the self-governing island announced its intention to join an 11-nation Pacific trade group that China has also applied to join. China's People's Liberation Army flew fighter jets toward Taiwan twice on Thursday, once in the morning with 19 planes, and once in the afternoon with five more. Taiwan deployed air patrol forces in response to the Chinese jets and tracked them on its air defense s
BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police in Peel Region say a 26-year-old man from Brampton, Ont., has been killed in what they believe to be a targeted shooting. Investigators say they received a call Wednesday around 4:45 p.m. that someone had been shot at a home on Rushbrook Drive in Brampton. When police arrived, they found a man and a woman with what appeared to be gun shot wounds. They say the woman was taken to hospital in non-life-threatening condition, but the man died at the scene. Police believe that
The importance of physical and mental health and well-being throughout the pandemic influenced Midland council in discussing next year's budget. A presentation for staff directions leading into the 2022 budget plan for Midland drew praise and encouragement toward greater recreation and open space planning, citing the “needs of the community” throughout the pandemic. Michael Jermey, chief financial officer, provided an overview of the fourteen-page document that laid out how staff would approach
As students across Newfoundland and Labrador settle in for a school year amid reports of COVID-19 outbreaks and closures, one St. John's mother is worried continuous disruptions will leave her children without an essential part of their curriculum. Meghan Careen has been home-schooling her kids, Violet, 9, and Liam, 7, since 2017. She says the closures of museums, libraries and other public spaces essential to her kids' learning was "extremely challenging" for her family. "The pandemic really di
P.E.I. wildlife officials recently hauled 220 goldfish — an invasive species — from a local river, which they believe had recently been released there. A conservation officer spotted the fish in a pond just below a dam and reported their presence. The fish were isolated in the pond, and officials used special electrical gear to stun them so they could be removed. "We really don't want to see them in our rivers at all," said provincial freshwater fisheries biologist Roseanne MacFarlane. "They cou
Nearly four in five electronics manufacturers say that it has become harder to find qualified workers, compounding problems from an ongoing chip shortage and causing delays in shipping products, a trade group representing them said on Thursday. IPC, which represents contract manufacturers such Foxconn, chipmakers such as Intel Corp, circuit board makers and other industry players, said about 80% of respondents in its most recent survey said they were having trouble finding workers. More than two-thirds of the companies surveyed said that their labor costs were also rising.
The long list of types of medical care now on hold across Saskatchewan includes home care, rehabilitation and diabetes counselling, but also key brain and heart procedures. The Saskatchewan Health Authority provided a general list of surgeries and other care being delayed or cancelled as COVID-19 patients, most of them unvaccinated, fill the province's hospitals and intensive care units. This comes as COVID-19 cases have been continuing to rise, with 426 new cases in the province announced Wedne
Former Nazi death-squad member Helmut Oberlander has died in the midst of his Canadian deportation hearing. His family says the 97-year-old died peacefully in his home "surrounded by loved ones." A lawyer for Oberlander recently asked the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada for an adjournment in a hearing on whether Oberlander could remain in Canada or be deported to Germany. Oberlander, who had been living in Waterloo, Ont., was a member of a Nazi death squad that operated behind the German
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has gone to court in the Netherlands to get permission to receive a COVID-19 vaccine so he can visit his grandmother who is battling lung cancer, according to a written court ruling published Thursday. The boy, whose identity was not released, “is afraid that he could infect his grandmother, and he is convinced that if she is infected, it could immediately be life-threatening for her,” the Dutch court's written ruling said. A judge who heard the ca
BANGKOK (AP) — With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming more assertive in their approach toward a rising China. China has bristled at the moves, and the growing tensions between Beijing and Washington prompted U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the weekend to implore U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese l
Speaking at the launch of of her latest fashion experience called "Savage x Fenty, Vol. 3," Rihanna says despite mogul status, she's still motivated to make music; hopes to inspire Black women wanting to break the glass ceiling in business. (Sept. 24)
U.S. stocks gained more than 1% on Thursday as investors appeared relieved about the Federal Reserve's stance on tapering stimulus and raising interest rates. Upbeat outlooks from Accenture and Salesforce helped to bolster the market, while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 65 and older. Also helping sentiment, concern about a ripple effect from China Evergrande continued to ease.
On Sept. 1., Black Nova Scotian R&B star Kaleb Simmonds celebrated the release of his and comrade Andru Winter’s new single No Control. Simmonds streamed the new track on his TV and streaming video of himself while interacting with his Instagram followers in the comments. Days later, Winter shared a photo on social media that showed a Simmonds awake in a hospital bed in a hospital gown. Winter asked supporters to send Simmonds well wishes. Days later, Simmonds shared the same picture and thanked
Helmut Oberlander, the former interpreter for a Nazi death squad during the Second World War, has died in Waterloo, Ont., according to his family. Oberlander, 97, died in his home on Wednesday. A statement from his family said he was "surrounded by loved ones." "Notwithstanding the challenges in his life, he remained strong in his faith," read the statement sent to CBC News by Oberlander's lawyer, Ronald Poulton. "He took comfort in his family and the support of many in his community. He gave ge
Between finding the time during the rains and a flood of locates, Tiny infrastructure is pushing forward as best they can on road work and repairs. Public works director Tim Leitch provided a brief update to Tiny council during the committee of the whole meeting Wednesday on the status of roadwork within the township. “This year, we had over 20 kilometres of road improvements that we were doing throughout the township in various different areas,” said Leitch, “however, there are a couple of dela
Venezuelan evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci has promised to mobilize his vast network of followers in upcoming regional elections to defeat the ruling Socialist Party candidate and become governor of the industrial state of Carabobo. But the country's main opposition parties refused to back his candidacy following years of suspicions that he is a shadow ally of President Nicolas Maduro - allegations Bertucci calls unfounded. The result is that two opposition candidates will be running for Carabobo governor on anti-government platforms in the Nov 21 vote, with the opposition's Unity Platform coalition fielding former mayor Enzo Scarano alongside Bertucci.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in and scaled-down for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation behind the coveted prizes said Thursday. The winners of this year's prizes in chemistry, literature, physics, medicine and economics, as well as the Nobel Peace Prize, are set to be announced between Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. “It is now also clear that this year’s Nobel festivities in December − when the laureates are honored in Stockholm and Oslo −
BUDAPEST (Reuters) -Central European leaders signed a joint declaration on Thursday saying immigration should not be the answer to the European Union's declining birth rate, while calling on the bloc to keep family policy under national jurisdiction. The strong anti-immigrant stances taken by governments in central European countries such as Hungary - while popular with many domestic voters - have contrasted sharply with policies in the rest of the bloc. "Increasing the number of European children is essential to preserving Europe's Christian culture and other religious traditions for future generations," said the statement, signed by the prime ministers of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and the president of Serbia, which is not an EU member.
Credited as Europe's crisis manager, Merkel was most well known for her role in managing the financial and migration crises. Here's a look back.View on euronews