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David Brooks Almost Gets It

David Brooks Almost Gets It

News July 14, 2017 at 5:35 am 0 comments

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David Brooks speaks on Oct. 19, 2014, in New York City.

David Brooks’ New York Times column on the upper-middle class has been the butt of many jokes this week. It’s a piece …

Trump Administration May Intervene In Open Skies Fight

Trump Administration May Intervene In Open Skies Fight

News July 13, 2017 at 5:28 am 0 comments

Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, takes a note while speaking at a press conference at the National Press Club June 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. Clark addressed accusations by Delta Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines that Emirates …

Ten Chinese megacities to see before you die

Ten Chinese megacities to see before you die

News July 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm 0 comments

First, Chinese megacities are associated with the greatest migration in human history, namely the movement of several hundred million people from the countryside into urban areas. (Reuters)

As a Chinese friend of mine was helping me buy a plane ticket …

Dimon warns EU could force banks to move staff out of UK

Dimon warns EU could force banks to move staff out of UK

News July 12, 2017 at 11:15 am 0 comments

JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon has warned that US banks would have to uproot their London-based staff if the EU orders them to do so after the UK leaves the political bloc, underscoring the potential impact of Brexit on the …

Thelonious Monk’s surreally strange and spartan genius gets its due

Thelonious Monk’s surreally strange and spartan genius gets its due

News July 12, 2017 at 8:25 am 0 comments

Just for his name alone, the presence of Thelonious Monk on the planet between 1917 and 1982 has probably registered with more people who know little and care less about jazz than almost any other of its legends. To have …

War of words: Mayweather, McGregor kick off press tour

War of words: Mayweather, McGregor kick off press tour

News July 12, 2017 at 5:28 am 0 comments

Boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor at a press conference at the Staples Center Los Angeles, on July 11, 2017. (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS)

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor traded barbs during …

Senate GOP plans to introduce new health bill this week, vote next week

Senate GOP plans to introduce new health bill this week, vote next week

News July 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office on June 30, 2017. Trump pressed Congress on July 10, 2017, to get health care done before leaving for its long August recess, even as Republican senators say the GOP effort so …

Sania Mirza slams media for focusing on tax notice and not her play

Sania Mirza slams media for focusing on tax notice and not her play

News July 11, 2017 at 11:15 am 0 comments

Sania Mirza will be playing in the semi-final of the Qatar Open on Friday. (Soource: PTI)

India’s star tennis player Sania Mirza came down heavily on sections of the media, just one day after denying the service tax evasion in …

Penalising this generation of students with decades of debt leaves a bad smell

Penalising this generation of students with decades of debt leaves a bad smell

News July 11, 2017 at 8:22 am 0 comments

One of the boldest commitments in the Labour manifesto was the promise not only to abolish tuition fees, but to reintroduce maintenance grants. The rationale was compelling: “No one should be put off educating themselves for lack of money or …

Provinces struggling to provide proper care for seniors: report

Provinces struggling to provide proper care for seniors: report

News July 11, 2017 at 5:27 am 0 comments

The Canadian Institute for Health Information recommends expanding continuing-care services to reduce stress on system. (iStockphoto)

Provincial health-care systems are struggling to place Canadians in the appropriate continuing-care settings they need, potentially adding to wait times and barriers to care, …