U.S.A

John Grisham’s Sparring Partners

Reading Time: 2 minutes John Grisham’s Sparring Partners What happens when John Grisham writes? Well, he often fills the pages of his novels with lawyers, thrills and drama! And it was with that mindset that I dove into parts of his forthcoming novel, Sparring Partners, which is due out from Doubelday. Sparring Partners opens with Jake Brigance, a 38-year-old Read More…

Canada's Economy Grew While Still In The Middle Of The Global Pandemic
Breaking News

Canada’s Economy Grew While Still In The Middle Of The Global Pandemic

Reading Time: < 1 minute All signs are pointing to a strong recovery for Canada’s economy Before the start of the global pandemic in 2020, Canada’s economy was stable, with nominal growth in some sectors. The federal government spent record amounts of money keeping the economy from sinking into a global recession in the last two years. With the increase Read More…

India Prime Minister Modi Welcomes Sikh Delegation At His Residence In New Delhi
Asia Trending

India Prime Minister Modi Welcomes Sikh Delegation At His Residence In New Delhi

Reading Time: 3 minutes India’s Sikh population stands at 20.8 million, which is only 1.72% of the country’s total population. By: The PIB Bureau The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi of India, today hosted a Sikh delegation at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, the official residence of the Prime Minister. The group included people from different walks of life. Union Minister, Read More…

Former World #1 Rank Tennis Player Boris Becker Sentenced To Prison
Trending United Kingdom

Former World #1 Rank Tennis Player Boris Becker Sentenced To Prison

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boris Becker has received a prison sentence of 2 years and 6 months after he was convicted of bankruptcy offences. In passing sentence, Her Honour Judge Deborah Taylor commented that Boris Becker had an undue reliance on his advisors and the obligation was on him to disclose his assets to his trustees. The Judge added Read More…

Russia Cuts Off Gas To Poland and Bulgaria
Breaking News Trending

Russia Cuts Off Gas To Poland and Bulgaria

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine continues to isolate itself from the rest of the world Today Russian President Putin made good on his threat to cut off the natural gas supplies from countries aiding Ukraine. State-controlled Gazprom supplies roughly 45 percent of Poland’s natural gas and approximately 70 percent to Bulgaria. As Russia intensifies its Read More…

Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal Presented to Nine Recipients
Western Canada Trending

Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal Presented to Nine Recipients

Reading Time: < 1 minute The volunteer awards were first established in 1995 as a way to honour members of the community This morning nine dedicated individuals were presented with the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal during a ceremony at Government House. “Through their selfless work and commitment to helping others, volunteers improve our communities and our province,” Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty said. Read More…

Breaking News Trending

Musk’s Acquisition Of Twitter, Is Equivalent To Supercharging A Nuke

Reading Time: < 1 minute Twitter was is already an existential threat to democracy and Musk’s acquisitions do set off alarm bells A hostile takeover, poison pill, and weeks of speculation Twitter’s board will never sell the embattled social network to outspoken billionaire Elon Musk came to an end yesterday. Musk’s offer to buy Twitter for $44 billion and take Read More…

Ontario Building More Resilient Hospitals in Muskoka Algonquin
Eastern Canada Trending

Ontario Building More Resilient Hospitals in Muskoka Algonquin

Reading Time: 2 minutes $14 million investment will support the redevelopment of two Muskoka hospitals to improve care for families As part of its plan to stay open, the Ontario government is investing an additional $14 million to modernize and expand Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare. This funding will support planning for the phased redevelopment of its two hospital sites, Huntsville Read More…

Quebec Injects $75 Million Into Forest Industry
Trending Eastern Canada

Quebec Injects $75 Million Into Forest Industry

Reading Time: < 1 minute Since 2016, the Quebec government has committed over $150,000 to the forest sector Deforestation has been a major accelerator to climate change and despite the naysayers, the Quebec government has been persistent in reducing global warming and preserving the forestry industry. Today, the government announced the allocation of $75 million over five years to stimulate Read More…

U.S.A

American States In Fiction: Richard R. Becker’s 50 States

Reading Time: 3 minutes American States In Fiction: Richard R. Becker’s 50 States In Versions Of The Past: The Historical Imagination In America Fiction, Harry B. Henderson III has referenced the timeless observation of Edgar Allan Poe about the short story form. He writes: “ ‘the unity of effect or impression’ was of prime importance as an effect the Read More…

Sudan: Tens Of Thousands Flee After Deadly Attacks In West Darfur
Trending Africa

Sudan: Tens Of Thousands Flee After Deadly Attacks In West Darfur

Reading Time: 2 minutes Armed violence that broke out on Friday in Kreinik town, West Darfur, has displaced tens of thousands of people.  By: Michelle Delaney, NRCSenior Media Adviser to the Secretary-General “Towns in West Darfur are burning before our eyes, and communities are being assaulted over and over. This tragedy is quickly becoming a catastrophe. The deadly spiralling Read More…

Macron Wins Another 5 More Years, But Far-right Make Inroads
Breaking News Trending

Macron Wins Another 5 More Years, But Far-right Make Inroads

Reading Time: < 1 minute Macron wins but France deeply divided After the first round of voting, Emmanuel Macron garnered 28% of the popular vote, while far-right candidate Le-Pen received 23%. To become President, a candidate must receive more than 50% of the votes. Since no candidate reached the 50% requirement, today’s run-off vote decided if France would give Macron Read More…

Nunavut To Distribute (RATS) And Masks To Businesses
Trending Northern Canada

Nunavut To Distribute (RATS) And Masks To Businesses

Reading Time: < 1 minute Distribution of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) and Masks to Nunavut Businesses Businesses are the lifeline of any economy. And when you are located in one of Canada’s northernmost provinces such as Nunavut, your role in the community is vital. In the early stages of the pandemic, Nunavut had the lowest case count of COVID-19 for Read More…

UK Government Aims To Eradicate Modern Slavery From NHS Supply Chains
Trending United Kingdom

UK Government Aims To Eradicate Modern Slavery From NHS Supply Chains

Reading Time: < 1 minute Part of UK’s mission to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in global supply chains The government has tabled a landmark amendment to the Health and Care Bill aiming to eradicate the use of goods and services in the NHS that are tainted by slavery and human trafficking. The amendment will help ensure the NHS, which Read More…

Ukraine: Fears Of Besiegement, Bloodshed And Displacement In Eastern Regions
Breaking News

Ukraine: Fears Of Besiegement, Bloodshed And Displacement In Eastern Regions

Reading Time: 3 minutes The immense suffering and bloodshed that engulfed Mariupol may be senselessly repeated elsewhere, as the country marks two months of war. By: Michelle Delaney NRC– 47 905 62 329Senior Media Adviser to the Secretary-General “The escalation of war in east Ukraine will result in horrific bloodshed and mass displacement from the eastern regions, including Luhansk Read More…

Florida Governor DeSantis, Lands First Blow Against Mickey Mouse
Breaking News Trending

Florida Governor DeSantis, Lands First Blow Against Mickey Mouse

Reading Time: 2 minutes Florida House Legislature Strips Disney Of Its Special Status For over 55 years, Disney Land in Florida has operated as a self-governing entity (special status) with the notion it would establish a futuristic city. Although the futuristic city is still up for debate, Disney is the largest landowner in Orlando and its biggest employer. Today Read More…

World News Trending

The Royal Characters in Rob Edmunds’ Novels

Reading Time: 3 minutes  The Royal Characters in Rob Edmunds’ Novels  The wells of history are deep and rich with great and intriguing characters for literary compositions, offering contemporary writers and dramatists endless choices for creative outputs. Some of these figures from history hold important lessons for today’s world of political leadership, culture and discipline, because they lived before Read More…

Norway Provides An Air Defense System To Ukraine
Trending Europe

Norway Provides An Air Defense System To Ukraine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norway answers Ukraine’s call for heavy lethal military equipment “Ukraine is dependent on international support to withstand Russian aggression. The Norwegian government has therefore decided to donate Mistral air defense to Ukraine”, says Norwegian Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram. The Mistral air defense system is an effective weapon that is being used by the Read More…

Ontario Building 40,000 More Homes Near Transit in York Region
Breaking News Trending

Ontario Building 40,000 More Homes Near Transit in York Region

Reading Time: 2 minutes More housing will keep costs down for families with expanded transit reducing gridlock in the growing region Thornhill – With new transit-oriented communities (TOCs) at the future Bridge and High Tech stations along the Yonge North Subway Extension, the Ontario government is building more than 40,000 homes near transit in York Region. By building transit-oriented communities Read More…

Atlantic Canada Trending

Nova Scotia Invests $2.5 Million Into Social Housing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Housing shortage across the country is at its all-time high The government is investing $2.5 million to create a community housing growth fund to strengthen the sector and grow the number of non-profit housing units in Nova Scotia. “Non-profit and co-operative housing play an important role in helping to create healthy, vibrant and affordable communities,” Read More…

Shop & Vax Returns To Toronto Shopping Centres
Eastern Canada Trending

Shop & Vax Returns To Toronto Shopping Centres

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shop & Vax to bring hyper-local COVID-19 vaccination clinics to shopping centres Starting this week, Toronto Public Health (TPH) will bring COVID-19 vaccination clinics to local shopping centres as part of the Shop And Vax initiative. The latest Shop And Vax campaign is underway now and continues until Saturday, April 30, with 46 hyper-local clinics Read More…

Britain Moves Closer To A Self-Driving Revolution
Trending United Kingdom

Britain Moves Closer To A Self-Driving Revolution

Reading Time: 2 minutes Changes to The Highway Code will help ensure the first wave of self-driving vehicles are used safely on UK roads. Drivers will be able to experience the full benefits of the first self-driving vehicles when they arrive, as government sets out how they should be driven safely on UK roads. The government has today (20 Read More…