Communities channel Calgary Stampede spirit into live and virtual events
Like many in Calgary, Jacqueline Drew looks forward to the Calgary Stampede every year.
So when news broke the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth wouldn’t be staged for the first time in more than 100 years, Drew was understandably upset.
Saskatoon police officers use Narcan 3 times during overnight overdose calls
The Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) is crediting its officers with saving three lives following separate overdose calls in one night.
Former Alberta politician who gave seat up for Kenney gets Texas appointment
A former Alberta legislature member who gave up his seat for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has a new government job in Texas.
Kenney has appointed Dave Rodney to the job of Alberta’s agent general.
Brigid Harrison concedes to Amy Kennedy in U.S. House Democratic primary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Political analyst Brigid Harrison conceded on Tuesday to former schoolteacher Amy Kennedy in the New Jersey Democratic primary contest to take on U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew, who abandoned that party for the Republicans, in the November election.
Kennedy, who is married to former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, a member of the storied political dynasty, led a crowded field of candidates including Harrison in early results from New Jersey’s 2nd district.
Deutsche Post Q2 Preliminary EBIT Rises; To Pay Bonus
Deutsche Post AG reported that its second-quarter preliminary group EBIT rose to 890 million euros from last year’s 769 million euros.
Operating profit in Post & Parcel Germany was around 260 million euros compared to 177 million euros in the previous year.
The company decided to pay a one-time bonus of 300 euros to each of the more than 500,000 employees in appreciation for their efforts under the pandemic situation.
The one-time bonus payments totaling around 200 million euros will be paid out and accounted for as personnel expenses in the third quarter 2020.
Looking ahead for the full year 2020, the company expects reported group-EBIT to be between 3.5 billion euros and 3.8 billion euros.
The group expects an EBIT of 1.5 billion euros for Post & Parcel Germany. For its DHL divisions Deutsche Post DHL Group forecasts an EBIT between 2.8 billion euros
and 3.1 billion euros for 2020.
For 2022, the group expects EBIT of more than 5.3 billion euros, the favorable case of a swift recovery of the global economy without broad setbacks in the pandemic development.
In case of a slower recovery, the group expects EBIT of around 5.1 billion euros for 2022.
The company has proposed to pay a dividend of 1.15 euros per share, unchanged versus last year.
The company will publish its financial results for the first half 2020 on August 5th.
Duterte Says Philippines Can’t Totally Reopen Yet as Cases Spike
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will “have to be very circumspect in reopening the economy” given the recent spike in coronavirus cases.
The firebrand leader said he can’t emulate the “devil-may-care attitude” of Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro because the Philippines is poor. “We cannot afford really a total epidemic or pandemonium,” he said in an address aired on Wednesday.
The Philippines will continue to limit the number of people that can go out, Duterte said, encouraging Filipinos to remain patient. The nation has the second highest number of infections in Southeast Asia after Indonesia, and has the fastest rise in cases since June 1 when the capital region reopened.
Philippines Lifts Travel Ban Even as Virus Cases Jump
The president’s comments came after Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and central bank Governor Benjamin Diokno both backed further easing of virus curbs to reignite an economy facing its deepest contraction in three decades.
Covid-19 cases climbed 1,540 to 47,873 on Tuesday, including 1,309 deaths.
FTSE 100 LIVE:US stocks plummet halting a five-day winning streak
The declines come as coronavirus cases across the US soar, diminishing investors hopes of a global economic recovery. “It will be important to watch the number of US deaths in coming weeks and whether greater questions will be asked about the extent of necessary restrictions,” NAB economist Tapas Strickland said.
California reported more than 10,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday.
This is a record rise for a single day that also surpassed the number of contact tracers recently trained by the state to detect and prevent potential outbreaks.
Second-quarter earnings season will begin in earnest from next week.
Today marks an end to the five-day winning streak by the benchmark S&P 500 index, its longest this year and driven by better-than-expected economic data.
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Chief Justice John Roberts Was Hospitalized Last Month After A Fall
Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized overnight after falling near his home last month, a Supreme Court spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday.
“The Chief Justice was treated at a hospital on June 21 for an injury to his forehead sustained in a fall while walking for exercise near his home,” the spokesperson said. “The injury required sutures, and out of an abundance of caution, he stayed in the hospital overnight and was discharged the next morning. His doctors ruled out a seizure. They believe the fall was likely due to light-headedness caused by dehydration.”
The Washington Post was the first to report the news. The outlet, citing a tipster, said the fall happened on June 21 at the Chevy Chase Club in Maryland and said the Supreme Court justice’s head was “covered in blood” after the incident.
The chief justice did not publicly disclose the matter until the Post asked the Supreme Court about the incident.
Roberts, 65, has had health scares before and suffered seizures in 1993 and 2007. After the 2007 event, the Supreme Court said Roberts had a “thorough neurological evaluation which revealed no cause for concern,” Reuters reported at the time.