SWEDISH teenage activist, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, was recently announced as the winner of a global human rights award. She was said to have inspired millions of school students to protest for climate change with a growing movement demanding action on the issue. By starting a weekly vigil outside the Parliament of Sweden last year, her action has spread far and wide globally. “You have to fight for what you think is right,” she was quoted as saying. Something that not many students of her age (even older) would be too concerned with especially if it is going to reduce their chances of scoring the “perfect” ace. In fact, they have just missed the chance to be educated in the “real” sense of the word. More shockingly, she is bold enough to state, “The blatant injustice we need to fight against is that people in the global south (the emphasis is mine) are the ones who are and will be most affected by climate change, while they are the least … [Read more...] about Correct historical injustices
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caption Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. source Getty Images / Matthew Peyton Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, loves to read. When he began his investing career, he would read 600 to 1,000 pages a day. According to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder letters and over two decades of interviews, these are the books that have guided Buffett’s financial wisdom. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 pages of a book a day. Even now, he says he still spends about 80% of his day reading. “Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action,” he once said in an interview. “We don’t read other people’s opinions,” he said. “We want to get the facts, and then think.” To help you get into … [Read more...] about 19 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read
This story has now become part of the wider narrative of how China is using the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to achieve its diplomatic and strategic aims through debt diplomacy. But it is a story based more on fiction than fact. Sri Lanka did (and still does) face a debt crisis. It has borrowed large amounts from China in recent years. And it did agree in 2017 to grant a 99-year lease of the strategically important Hambantota port to China on a debt-equity swap, though with the proviso that it cannot be used for military purposes. But it is a myth that the port was ceded to China because Sri Lanka faced problems paying back Chinese loans. Chinese loans Sri Lanka’s debt repayment problems had very little to do with Chinese loans, which comprise about 10 per cent of Sri Lanka’s total foreign debt. Of this debt, over 60 per cent was lent to Sri Lanka on concessional terms that, while not as generous as those from Japan (Sri Lanka’s largest bilateral source of … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka’s debt problem is not made in China
By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Mon., May 6, 2019 Let me start today with a correction. Last week I answered a question by saying that the Patrick Marleau’s contract could not be bought out since he signed it when he was over 35. That’s not true. It can be bought out, it’s just that the cap hit will remain with the team. So, kind of, there’s no point. But maybe there is. Credit here to a faithful reader, Dave B, who patiently corrected me. I’ll let him explain. “Hi Kevin. Thanks for answering my question last week about getting another team to buyout Marleau. I have a follow-up comment about it. In your answer, you said that Marleau's contract can't be bought out because it was signed when he was over the age of 35. According to capfriendly.com, a 35+ contract can be bought out, but the team receives no cap relief from the buyout. They would only save 1/3 of the salary remaining on the contract, with the rest payable over … [Read more...] about Dubas Mailbag: Can the Leafs trade Patrick Marleau?
By Christopher Reynolds The Canadian Press Mon., April 29, 2019 SAINT-ISIDORE, QUE.—Sugar shacks are a vegan’s nightmare. The cabanes à sucre, as French-Canadians call the backwoods repositories of Quebec culinary tradition, have evolved from humble huts where sap is boiled down to maple syrup into feasting houses churning out meat by the tray-full. Glazed ham, sausages, meat pies, scrambled eggs and pork rinds are all standard fare atop their communal tables, baked into the definition of the term. No longer. Fuelled by growing health and ethical concerns, as well as culinary creativity, shifting eating habits have seen vegetarian and vegan dishes mushroom at cabanes à sucre across Quebec, along with a few pure vegan sugar shacks — heresy in recent times. Article Continued Below Marie-France DesGroseilliers, head chef at her family-owned sugar shack, Domaine Labranche, launched a gluten-free vegan menu this year that features curried … [Read more...] about Sugar shacks, once a vegetarian’s nightmare, go vegan in meat-loving Quebec