By Martin Regg Cohn Ontario Politics Columnist Wed., May 8, 2019 Never underestimate Doug Ford. But don’t overestimate his political staying power, or his verbal firepower. Yes, Ontario’s premier has a demonstrated talent for beating weak or wounded opponents, as he did in the 2018 Progressive Conservative leadership race, and in the general election that followed. But put him up against a well-respected rival? Ford comes out a loser. That’s what happened in the 2014 mayoral race, when John Tory trounced Ford. Article Continued Below When he switched to provincial politics, Ford looked forward to having the last laugh as premier — cutting Tory’s Toronto down to size by meddling in the municipal election and slashing funding. But he’s not laughing now. A new poll published in Wednesday’s Star shows that in the eyes of the people, Tory still comes out ahead of Ford, our self-styled premier of the people. Not just in … [Read more...] about Toronto’s mayor is Ontario’s unofficial opposition leader
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By Emma Teitel National Columnist Wed., May 8, 2019 Maxime Bernier: political leader, provocateur, enemy of white pants. It’s not the epitaph I’d want on my tombstone, but it might someday be inscribed on Bernier’s: a man fundamentally and obsessively opposed to the idea of free tampons. If you don’t believe me, take a look at Bernier’s Twitter page, home to various screeds about a recent federal government proposal to make menstrual products free and accessible in federally regulated Canadian workplaces. The reason for this proposal is simple. There still exists around the world and, yes, even in Canada, stigma around menstruation, not to mention a disturbing lack of access to the typically expensive products women use when they are on their periods. Article Continued Below “Period Poverty” is a real problem in this country. A study published last year by Plan International Canada, determined that one third … [Read more...] about Why is Maxime Bernier so obsessed with tampons?
There is a lot of excitement about the announced comeback of professional wrestling's superstar Bill Goldberg to WWE. The former World Heavyweight Champion is scheduled to take part in the special event of the company on June 7 in Saudi Arabia. Fans of Goldberg are ecstatic. The highly-decorated superstar was last seen in action during Wrestlemania 33 when he took on Brock Lesnar in the Universal Championship title match. In his farewell address to the WWE audience, Goldberg did say that a return to the ring can't be ruled out. And he proved right, because more than two years after that event, he is scheduled to have another match. At the moment, indications are that it would be against Bobby Lashley. The latter put out a tweet mentioning the return of the former WCW champion and even got a response from him, in the form of a clenched fist emoji. Whether it's Lashley or anyone else, the return of the WWE Hall of Fame member is confirmed. But is it a good thing? Well, the honest answer … [Read more...] about Goldberg is back! But he should not have been, here’s why
SINGAPORE - Two months ago, Mr Abel Ang, chief executive of Advanced MedTech, said to be the largest medical device company in South-east Asia, wrote a column in The Sunday Times about his simple life living well within his means in a HDB flat and travelling by public transport.The 46-year-old, who is also an adjunct associate professor at Nanyang Technological University, did not expect the reaction to his piece. More than 10 readers sent him messages on the issue via LinkedIn and other platforms. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work Exclusive stories and features on multiple devicesIn-depth analyses and opinion piecesePaper and award-winning multimedia content Subscribe Now … [Read more...] about CEOs who live in HDB flats: Why they choose to do so
DELHI: Severe cyclone Fani, which blasted ashore Friday (May 3) in India, is expected to pack a frequently underestimated yet lethal threat: storm surge.The surge happens when sea levels rise dramatically during a storm, sending a destructive wall of water gushing over people and property on land.Here are key questions and answers on the phenomenon:HOW DOES IT WORK? Storm surge is not the result of rainfall or flooding, rather it happens when powerful winds push ocean water rushing toward land.The phenomenon is an "abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted ... tides," according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Indian forecasters said a surge of 1.5m could hit the eastern state Odisha, where the monster cyclone is forecast to make landfall.WHY IS IT SO DANGEROUS? In previous storms, people have failed to flee because they did not grasp the storm surge's deadly threat.That was the case for 2013's Super … [Read more...] about What is a storm surge and why is it so dangerous?