By Sandro Contenta Feature Writer Fri., Nov. 9, 2018 When serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer confessed to murdering eight nursing home residents under her care, government inspectors scrambled to find evidence of more victims. By Oct. 7, 2016 — two days after the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care was notified of Wettlaufer’s confession — inspectors had obtained a list of all the residents who died during her scheduled shifts at two southwestern Ontario nursing homes. At the Caressant Care home in Woodstock, where she worked as a registered nurse from June 2007 to March 2014, Wettlaufer confessed to killing seven elderly residents. Inspectors learned that another 180 residents died during her shifts, according to ministry documents obtained by the Star through a freedom-of-information request. Wettlaufer’s method of killing was a lethal injection of insulin, which can result in many hours of physical distress before the victim … [Read more...] about 180 people died on serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s shifts in one nursing home. Was that a red flag?
Shift worker syndrome
The European Union today is experiencing a revival of the very political conditions that its formation was ostensibly designed to eliminate. Although the creation of the euro, in particular, was deemed to be a key component helping to move the EU to an “ever closer union,” ridding the continent of centuries of historic enmities, in reality, it has done the opposite. The monetary union, and the austerity-linked conditions governing membership in the eurozone (EZ), continue to create conditions ripe for extreme nationalist movements in Italy, France, Hungary, Poland and elsewhere. As Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz has observed, the common-currency project is responsible for exacerbating an increasingly dysfunctional marriage, which has failed to deliver what was promised at the time that the marriage vows were taken. “[The] two principal goals of prosperity and political integration … are now more distant than they were before the creation of the eurozone.” … [Read more...] about If the euro cracks, blame Germany, not the Italians
BEIJING: The Chinese economy is at a pivotal point in its modern history. On the occasion of this 40-year anniversary of reforms and opening, it is tempting to look backward and celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of economic development.The greater challenge is to look forward to 2050 and the aspirational goals of what the Chinese Communist Party and its leadership have dubbed as China’s New Era.READ: A commentary on China’s visions of a new era. Gazing that far into the future is always a leap of faith, but never more so than when China’s most important trading partner, the United States, throws down the gauntlet of a potential trade war.READ: A commentary on the US upending the post-war international trade consensus. DAUNTING TRANSITION DESPITE PROGRESS IN REBALANCING The transition ahead is daunting to the say the least.On the one hand, it entails a full complement of internal adjustments aimed at the structural rebalancing of the Chinese … [Read more...] about Commentary: As trade war looms, China’s growth strategy in great peril