By Laura Kane The Canadian Press Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 BURNABY, B.C.—Jagmeet Singh often starts conversations with Burnaby South residents by asking a question: “I want to take on the government in Ottawa. What do you need me to do?” Singh has lacked a voice in Parliament since he became NDP leader in the fall of 2017. The former Ontario legislator finally has a shot in a British Columbia byelection, but it’s a risky bet with his political future at stake. The New Democrats narrowly won the riding by about 550 votes in 2015, and experts say while recent Liberal turmoil has helped Singh, there’s still a month before the vote on Feb. 25. He had a rocky first year as leader, they add, and losing a byelection would likely end his tenure. Singh, 40, said he’s not thinking about what would happen if he loses. “I’m not worried about my own political future. I’m worried about the future of this country,” he said in … [Read more...] about ‘I’m worried about the future of this country.’ Jagmeet Singh says he’s not thinking about what happens if he loses Burnaby South
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caption Smarkets CEO Jason Trost lets employees pick how much they want to get paid. source Smarkets Smarkets, a betting startup based in London, lets employees pick how much they want to get paid. The system works through social consensus, and each employee’s salary information is published in the company’s internal wiki. There are pros and cons to the process, but ultimately it works, Smarkets CEO Jason Trost said. “It’s not as cool as it sounds,” said Jason Trost, CEO of the London-based betting company Smarkets, when asked about his company’s unusual policy of letting employees pick how much they’d like to be paid. “It’s a crazy process,” he said. “But it does work.” It was about three years ago that Trost introduced a system at Smarkets for employees to pick their own salaries. The inspiration came largely from what he describes as a companywide pursuit of greater transparency. … [Read more...] about What happens when you let employees pick how much they want to be paid? This company decided to find out.
What happens if you die without a will? TMZ reported that famed singer Aretha Franklin did not leave a will behind. If you die without a will in the US, the fate of your estate largely varies based on your location and the status of your family. What happens if you die without a will? Singer Aretha Franklin reportedly died without leaving behind a will, according to TMZ. The singer’s net worth was around $80 million, according to People. Plenty of famous figures like Howard Hughes, Prince, and Pablo Picasso died without wills, Forbes reported. And a majority of Americans don’t currently have a will or a living trust, according to a 2017 Caring.com survey. Whether or not you’re rich and famous, people who die without leaving behind a will are classified as having died “intestate.” What happens to all your stuff and money, at least in the United States, depends on what state you live in. Intestacy laws vary across the United … [Read more...] about Here’s what happens if you die without a will
For the first time in ten years, a Tesla bankruptcy is being seriously discussed. Tesla is currently under enormous financial stress. There are several ways that Tesla could end up in Chapter 11. Bob Lutz watched General Motors go into bankruptcy in 2009, and for several years, he has been deeply critical of Tesla and CEO Elon Musk. “I’ve been totally consistent on this,” he told CNBC last week, following Tesla’s first-quarter earnings and after a surreal Muskian performance on a conference call with analysts. Lutz then did what he often does, praising Musk as a visionary before pointing out that his “costs are way higher than his revenues” and that he’s been keeping Tesla going by returning to the capital markets for funding. “That may work one more time, and then he’s going to run out of money again, and then he’s cooked,” Lutz said. “At this … [Read more...] about All the ways that Tesla could go bankrupt in the next year
source Getty Images Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexual assault. Cosby was accused of giving sedative drugs to women he wanted to have sex with. Here are the potential drugs he used and the effects they have. Shortly before Bill Cosby sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, she said, he passed her three blue pills that he called “friends to help you relax.” On Thursday, Cosby was found guilty in a Pennsylvania court on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He faces up to 30 years in prison. To strengthen Constand’s case against Cosby, prosecutors in the trial used information that he’d previously admitted about those pills and their role in his sexual encounters, the Associated Press reported. Cosby said in an earlier deposition that the pills were the allergy medication Benadryl. But prosecutors in his sexual-assault trial suggested there was reason to believe … [Read more...] about Bill Cosby has been found guilty — here’s what happens if you take the pills Cosby described as ‘friends to help you relax’