In less than nine months the Kootenay region went from the lowest unemployment rate in B.C. to the highest, more than doubling in that time. In November, the Kootenay region recorded an unemployment rate of 6.9 per cent, more than one per cent higher than the rate in October (5.7 per cent), and up significantly from 2.9 per cent in February. The rate was also up from one year ago when it was 5.2 per cent, according to figures from Statistics Canada. Across the province the average rate was 5.3 p
“He has demonstrated remarkable courage, resilience and fortitude," his family and friends said.
Culture secretary Lucy Frazer dropped a clear hint it will not be allowed to rise by inflation in future.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said his party would have an obsession with growth rather than public spending to turn around the economy.
Artisan Partners, an investment management company, released its “Artisan Small Cap Fund” third quarter 2023 investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. In the third quarter, its Investor Class fund ARTSX returned -7.98%, Advisor Class fund APDSX posted a return of -7.96%, and Institutional Class fund APHSX returned -7.97%, compared to a […]
Under a funding agreement struck by Boris Johnson, the levy is supposed to rise in line with inflation from April, and in the three years after that
Diallang Jaiyesimi was in the right place at the right time, after an almighty scramble in front of goalkeeper Joe Hart saw Celtic trailing early at McDiarmid Park. Despite the champions coming back to win 3-1, the Saints goalscorer says the side showed they can compete with the top teams in the Scottish Premiership. "I thought we did well in the first half, we should have won," Jaiyesimi told BBC Scotland.
Tsarukyan ran through Beneil Dariush to edge closer to a fight with the lightweight champion, to whom he lost a narrow decision in 2019
STORY: From heat stress, to air pollution, and the increased spread of disease...A warming climate is making people sick around the planet, threatening to undo decades of progress in public health."The climate crisis is a health crisis. It's well overdue that 27 COPs have been and gone without a serious discussion of health."This year's UN climate summit, COP28, was the first time leaders there focused on public health.Here are some key ways that experts say climate change is making people sick.Mosquitoes that carry viruses including dengue, malaria and Zika are shifting into new parts of the world,as warmer temperatures and heavy rains create more hospitable conditions for them to breed.Take Bangladesh, which is grappling with its worst-ever outbreak of dengue.Experts say it has been driven by rising temperatures and a longer monsoon season.While floods in Pakistan last year, led to a 400% increase in malaria cases in the country.The disease has also spread into the highlands of Africa that previously had been too cold for mosquitoes.Water-borne diseases are also on the rise.Cholera is spread by contaminated food and water and can kill within hours without treatment.In 2022, 44 countries reported cases of the disease, a 25% increase over 2021.That's according to the World Health Organisation, which noted the role played by cyclones, floods, and drought in cutting off access to clean water and helping bacteria to thrive.Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the Director General of the WHO."Changing weather patterns driven by human activity and the burning of fossil fuels is contributing to record numbers of cholera outbreaks. And our warming planet is expanding the range of mosquitoes which carry dangerous pathogens like Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika and Yellow Fever into places that have never dealt with them before."Heat stress is one of the more obvious health impacts of global warming and is projected to impact hundreds of millions of people, as temperatures continue to climb over the next few decades.A July study in the journal Nature Medicine estimated that some 61,000 people died during European heatwaves in the summer of 2022.The heat has also made forests drier, fueling extreme wildfires across the world.In the United States, wildfire air pollution now kills somewhere between 4,000 and 28,000 people every year.Doctor Lujain Alqodmani is the president of the World Medical Association."I'm a physician. I saw firsthand the health impacts of climate change. We saw a surge of emergency admissions of heat stress, heat exhaustion, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, mental health diseases. We even saw vector borne diseases in Europe and not just in the usual regions. So our health system is already exhausted. They're not resilient enough."As the COP28 summit focused on health, the United Arab Emirates and several charities offered $777 million to help eradicate neglected tropical diseases that are expected to worsen as temperatures climb.
Conor McGinty went privately for surgery to combat a condition that causes enlarged breast tissue.
A consortium led by the Rockefeller Foundation has launched a pilot initiative to use carbon credits to retire a coal power plant in the Philippines before the end of its natural life, it said on Monday during the COP28 climate talks in Dubai. In the latest plan to be announced on the sidelines of the summit, the Coal to Clean Credit Initiative (CCCI), supported by Philippine energy company ACEN and the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said it aimed to use carbon credits to decommission the South Luzon Thermal Energy Corporation (SLTEC) plant by as early as 2030, a decade ahead of its current retirement date.
Investor morale in the euro zone improved at the start of December for the third month in a row, although it remained uncertain whether this was the start of a long-term trend reversal, a survey showed on Monday. Sentix's index for the euro zone rose to -16.8 points from -18.6 in November, falling short of the -16.4 December reading forecast in a Reuters poll of analysts. Sentix Managing Director Manfred Huebner said Germany struggled to keep up with even these moderate improvements, with expectations in the euro zone's largest economy consistently low.
English cricket will pour £100 million into a radical overhaul of the women’s domestic game as part of its response to a damning report into the sport’s diversity.
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Former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha says there are “questions to be asked” after they let the lead slip twice in a 3-3 draw with Tottenham on Sunday. City have now dropped points against Liverpool and Chelsea as well as Ange Postecoglou’s side and sit three points behind Arsenal. “People will say you should be able to beat your direct rivals if you want to be near the top of the league,” Onuoha told the Football Daily podcast.
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Carnival Stock (NYSE: CCL)(NYSE: CUK) gained 31% in November, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. It's benefiting from investor confidence as the Federal Reserve has made positive comments about its handling of interest rates and its pause in increases. Carnival became a meme-stock star when the travel industry dissolved almost overnight amid a global pandemic.