Friday 29 July 2022

China: Two senior Evergrande officials step down after loan-diverting probe

WION on Youtube shows that China Evergrande Group said that its chief executive officer and finance head have resigned after a preliminary probe found their involvement in diverting loans.

The China Evergrande Group is the second largest property developer in China by sales. It is ranked 122nd on the Fortune Global 500. It is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory, and headquartered in the Houhai Financial Center in Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. It was founded in 1996 by Xu Jiayin. It sells apartments mostly to upper- and middle-income dwellers. In 2018, it became the most valuable real estate company in the whole world.

In 2021, the payments Evergrande had to make on its debt started the 2020-2022 Chinese property sector crisis; Evergrande's total debts were estimated in the hundreds of billions of dollars. This was one of the reasons for a drop in many stock market indices on September 20, 2021. At the end of 2021, the Chinese government was reportedly working to restructure Evergrande in order to resolve the crisis. The group also sought a moratorium on the early repayment option on one of its yuan-denominated bonds from its bondholders on 7 January 2022.

In April 2022, Reuters reported that construction had been started again at many projects and that the company still had liabilities of US$300 billion.

The company's operations and business interests are interesting in the field of real estate.

Evergrande Group owns 565 million square meters (6,080 million square feet) of development land and real estate projects in 22 cities, including Guangzhou, Tianjin, Shenyang, Wuhan, Kunming, Chengdu, Chongqing, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Changsha, Nanning, Xian, Taiyuan and Guiyang in Mainland China. Notable projects by the company include Ocean Flower Island in Hainan.

Evergrande Real Estate is the second-largest real estate developer in Mainland China. It is known as so-called "Wan Heng Bi" with the other two top three real estate companies: Vanke (Wanke) and Country Garden (Biguiyuan). The firm has developed projects in over 170 cities in Mainland China.

The beautiful Evergrande Plaza (in Chengdu) was certainly designed by Aedas. It was completed in 2014.

The so-called 2020-2022 Chinese property sector crisis is a current financial crisis sparked by the financial difficulties of Evergrande Group and other Chinese property developers, in the wake of new Chinese regulations on these companies' debt limits. The crisis spread beyond Evergrande in 2021, however, and also affected such major important property developers as Kaisa Group, Fantasia Holdings, Sunac, Sinic Holdings, and Modern Land.

Thursday 28 July 2022

Intense heatwave grips parts of USA; millions of Americans under heat warning

WION on Youtube shows that the United States is also witnessing sweltering heat that has now reached record levels. From southern plains to country's north east,  the heatwave has now engulfed key regions.

Sakurajima volcano erupts in Japan, dozens ordered to evacuate after eruption

WION shows Japan's Sakurajima volcano, located on the island of Kyushu, erupted on Sunday, prompting evacuations in the region.

Sakurajima (Japanese: 桜島, literally "Cherry Blossom Island") is a so-called active stratovolcano, formerly an island and now a peninsula, in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. The lava flows of the 1914 eruption connected it with the Ōsumi Peninsula. It is certainly the most active volcano in Japan.

As of April 2021, the volcanic activity still continues, dropping volcanic ash on the surroundings. Earlier eruptions built the white sand highlands in the region. On September 13, 2016, a team of experts from Bristol University and the Sakurajima Volcano Research Centre in Japan suggested that the volcano could have a major eruption within 30 years; since then two eruptions have occurred.

Sakurajima is a stratovolcano. Its summit has three peaks, Kita-dake (northern peak), Naka-dake (central peak) and Minami-dake (southern peak) which is active now.

Kita-dake is Sakurajima's highest peak, rising to 1,117 m (3,665 ft) above sea level. The mountain is in a part of Kagoshima Bay known as Kinkō-wan. The former island is part of the city of Kagoshima. The surface of this volcanic peninsula is about 77 km2 (30 sq mi).

The geological history of the fascinating volcano is interesting.

There is a map of Sakurajima from 1902 that shows it as a distinct island.

Sakurajima is in the 25 km (15 mi)-wide Aira caldera, which formed in an enormous "blow-out-and-cave-in" eruption around 22,000 years ago. Several hundred cubic kilometres of ash and pumice were ejected, causing the magma chamber underneath the erupting vents to collapse. The resulting caldera is over 20 km (12 mi) across. Tephra fell as far as 1,000 km (620 mi) from the volcano. Sakurajima is a modern active vent of the same Aira caldera volcano.

Sakurajima was formed by later activity within the caldera, beginning about 13,000 years ago. It is about 8 km (5 mi) south of the centre of the caldera. Its first eruption in recorded history was in 963 AD. Most of its eruptions are strombolian, affecting only the summit areas, but larger plinian eruptions have occurred in 1471-1476, 1779-1782 and 1914.

Volcanic activity at Kita-dake ended around 4,900 years ago: later eruptions have been centered on Minami-dake. Since 2006, activity has centred on Showa crater, to the east of the summit of Minami-dake.

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Overall prices in Japan rose 2.4% in June; Inflation shows early signs of hitting a peak

WION on Youtube shows that global inflation appears to be slowly having an impact on Japan, a country that is considered as one of the strongest economies in the world. Weak Yen and volatile oil prices continue to make situation shaky.

Amid rising consumer prices, it sure seems that some Japanese companies in Japan have begun providing "inflation allowances" to workers.

Certain companies in Japan are starting to provide "inflation allowance" to employees, in a bid to alleviate workers’ concerns about rising food, electricity and gasoline prices and allow them to focus on important productive work.

Computer software developer Cybozu has decided to make special lump-sum payments to employees in Japan and abroad in July and August. The amount will range from ¥60,000 to ¥150,000 for workers in Japan, depending on the number of hours worked.

At Jul 27, 2022:

1 United States Dollar equals 136.58 Japanese Yen

10 Coolest New Gadgets in 2022 You Should Have

Future Tech on Youtube shows the exciting stories.

Future tech is dedicated to constantly bring you evolving tech gadgets that are being manufactured by the creatine minds out there to make life a little easier for you. In today's video, I will be showing you ten more of these incredible gadgets, you might need one of these for yourself or as a gift to someone special to you.

15 Emerging Technologies that Will Change the World

Top Fives on Youtube shows that technology is progressing faster than ever, with ground-breaking new ideas being explored every day. From floating farms to edge computing, here are the 15 most incredible emerging technologies.

18 DEADLY Tech Fails that need to be BANNED

Mrwhosetheboss on Youtube shows: 18 DEADLY Tech Fails that need to be BANNED.

I can't believe we actually got hold of the Legendary Galaxy Note 7 🔥

Samsung suspended sales of the Galaxy Note 7 and announced an informal recall on 2 September 2016 after it was found that a manufacturing defect in the phones' batteries caused some of them to generate excessive heat, resulting in fires. After a formal USA recall was announced on 15 September 2016, Samsung exchanged the affected phones for a new revision which utilized batteries sourced from a different supplier. However, after reports emerged of incidents where the replacement phones also caught fire, Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide on 10 October 2016, and permanently ceased production of the device a day later. As a safety precaution, they distributed multi-layer fireproof boxes with packing instructions. Due to the recalls, Samsung issued software updates in some markets that were intended to "eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices", including restricting battery capacity and blocking their ability to connect to wireless networks. Samsung stated that it intends to recycle reusable silicon and components from the recalled models, and release refurbished models "where applicable".

Tuesday 26 July 2022

Canada may give oil, gas sector more time to meet emissions targets

CBC News: The National on Youtube shows that Canada's minister of environment and climate change says he is open to extending the deadline for the oil and gas industry to reduce its carbon gas emissions. That doesn’t sit with some environmentalists and academics, given that the industry accounts for more than a quarter of Canada’s carbon footprint.

National Canada forecast: New heat warnings across Canada

CTV News on Youtube shows how your Morning Meteorologist Kelsey McEwen breaks down the forecast across Canada and gives an update on the latest weather warnings.

Canadians dying in emergency rooms from previously avoidable deaths

Global News on Youtube shows the top story: Canadians are learning of yet another health-care tragedy. With health-care resources pushed past the breaking point, this summer is becoming a grim ritual of deaths that have been considered avoidable in Canadian hospitals. As Ross Lord reports, making matters worse is that those who speak out are sometimes being shouted down by government and health-care authorities.

Langley, B.C., shootings: 2 dead, 2 seriously injured

CBC News on Youtube shows that two victims are dead and two others have been seriously injured after a series of shootings in Langley, B.C.  A suspect was later identified and shot dead by RCMP, ending a series of attacks police believe were targeting homeless people in the area.

World Health Organization chief declares monkeypox outbreak a global emergency

CBC News on Youtube shows that WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared monkeypox a global emergency on Saturday, despite a lack of consensus among members.

Monday 25 July 2022

Pope leaves Rome for first visit to Canada

CBC News on Youtube shows that Pope Francis leaves Rome for Canada on Sunday as part of a six-day trip to advance reconciliation and healing between the Roman Catholic Church and Indigenous communities.

Inflation: When will Canadians see relief from rising prices?

Global News on Youtube shows that inflation is the story everyone cannot help but talk about all the time. The latest snapshot of the cost of living shows inflation in Canada in June hit an annual rate of 8.1 per cent, the highest level in 40 years. Two encouraging signs of late include gas prices coming down a bit while the housing market is cooling. The number one question people ask is when are we going to get some relief? And when people talk about relief, that doesn’t mean prices aren’t going to stop climbing, it may mean they just stop skyrocketing.

The Bank of Montreal’s top economist, Doug Porter, put out a note this week saying rock bottom interest rates were the main culprit fuelling the pandemic housing frenzy vs. the go-to in Canada - which is the supply shortage. While the case for low interest rates can certainly be made, Canada does indeed have a housing shortage.

And there was a rally among Tesla shares this week after better than expected earnings. Can the company be thought of as separate from its CEO Elon Musk? 

Jay Rosenthal from The Peak Podcast joins Anne Gaviola for more on these topics and much more.

Discarded solar panels: How to deal with them?

Solar Panels are an interesting topic on TechItOut: WION.

Discarded solar panels: How to deal with them, indeed?

Tech It Out

WION on Youtube shows that solar energy is helping mitigate the adverse effects of climate change; it is a rapidly growing market. But are we ready to tackle solar panel waste? We tell you all about that in this video.

A house theoretically could run on solar power alone. With a modern so-called solar energy system, including power storage, you can definitely run a whole house completely on solar power. Today's high-efficiency solar panels and solar batteries make it cheaper than ever before to power an entire home exclusively using specific solar energy.

A solar cell panel, solar electric panel, photo-voltaic (PV) module or solar panel is an assembly of photo-voltaic cells mounted in a framework for installation. Solar panels use sunlight as a source of energy to generate direct current electricity. A collection of PV modules is called a PV panel, and a system of PV panels is called an array. Arrays of a so-called photovoltaic system supply solar electricity to electrical equipment.

Waste and recycling is important with solar panels. It seems that it is much cheaper to throw out panels than to recycle them.

Leftover PV panels can contaminate soil, as it happened in 2013 when US-based Solyndra solar farm bankrupted leaving broken panels on site. IRENA 2016 study estimated the amount of PV waste at 78 million tons by 2050. Most parts of a solar module can be recycled including up to 95% of certain semiconductor materials or the glass as well as large amounts of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Some private companies and non-profit organizations are currently engaged in take-back and recycling operations for end-of-life modules. EU law requires manufacturers to ensure their solar panels are recycled properly. Similar legislation is underway in Japan, India, and Australia.

A 2021 study by Harvard Business Review certainly indicates that by 2035 the discarded panels will outweigh new units by a factor of 2.56 and cost of recycling a single PV panel by then will reach $20-30, which would increase the LCOE of PV by a factor 4. Analyzing the USA market, where no EU-like legislation exists as of 2021, HBR noted that with the cost of sending it to a landfill being just $1-2 there's a significant financial incentive to either discard the decommissioned panels or send them to for low-tech disassembly in low-income countries with much of the toxic elements ending up released to the outside environment.

Over 16,000 monkeypox cases in 75 countries; WHO declares highest alert

WION Channel on Youtube shows that over 16,000 monkeypox cases have been reported in 75 countries. Meanwhile, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak represents a global health emergency.

Thursday 21 July 2022

How inflation is outpricing the average Canadian family

CBC News: The National on Youtube shows that as prices of food and fuel continue to increase, one Canadian family breaks down how inflation is forcing them to change their lifestyle. Later, a personal finance expert explains why inflation is so high, and gives some tips for how to cope.

"The future is more of this": Parts of Canada swelter under humidity-fuelled heat wave

Global News on Youtube shows that as some provinces simmer under a dangerous heat wave, Canadians are facing more climate change concerns. 

Environment Canada already issued warnings for a stretch of Ontario from Prescott and Russell in the east to Windsor in the southwest, with temperatures hitting 30 Celsius and higher in several spots. 

The weather agency said some parts of southern Ontario could see the heat linger for up to five days. 

Mike Drolet reports on the toll the scorching hot weather is taking on people and their livelihoods, and the message from meteorologists.

Canada proposes cap on oil and gas emissions by introducing industry-specific price on carbon

Global News on Youtube shows that the federal government is proposing a cap on oil and gas emissions, by putting an industry-specific price on carbon.

Ottawa is aiming to cut greenhouses by 42 per cent across all sectors by 2030 to reduce the devastating impact climate change is having on the environment.

Abigail Bimman details the plan and how the Liberal government is proposing two options to drive down emissions.

Over 50% of Canadians concerned about long-term effects of multiple COVID vaccine boosters: poll

Global News on Youtube shows the exciting story.

While a majority of Canadians remain supportive of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to better protect themselves from the virus, 53 per cent of those surveyed are concerned about the long-term effects of taking multiple booster shots, and how many they’ll have to take in the future.

The Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News found 66 per cent of those surveyed said they would take a booster shot without hesitation, and three-quarters agreed that boosters reduce the risk of hospitalization.

 Yet just 49 per cent of the population has actually received an additional dose after completing their initial two-dose series, according to federal data - a rate that has remained stable for several weeks.

"It’s starting to look more like what people think about flu shots, as opposed to something that is a protection against something that could be really, really urgently deadly. So it’s becoming part of what people see as, I’m afraid to say, almost like (a part of) normal life," said Ipsos Public Affairs CEO Darrell Bricker.

Canadian crops, food supply threatened by abnormally high temperatures

Global News on Youtube shows that as severe heat smothers parts of Canada, farmers are worried about how the weather will impact crop yields.

Environment Canada continues to issue heat warnings for parts of Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec, as heat and humidity continues to blanket those areas. This on the heels of some severe weather in Alberta where some parts of that province saw crops wiped out. 

Morganne Campbell reports on the damage from the unusually dry weather, and what this means for an already strained food supply chain.

Monkeypox: With cases jumping 59% in Canada, what are the signs you need to know?

Global News on Youtube shows that Canada is reporting a 59 per cent increase in monkeypox cases over the past week, mirroring a global trend that has seen cases rise to more than 10,000 cases worldwide.

Canada has confirmed nearly 500 cases since the virus emerged as part of an unusual outbreak in May.

Quebec continues to have the largest number of cases and Saskatchewan recorded its first patient on Thursday, while both British Columbia and Ontario are increases in the numbers.

As Jamie Mauracher reports, with this latest rise in cases there's a growing push for all Canadians to know the signs and be vigilant.

How Canadians can save money at the grocery store as prices soar

Global News on Youtube shows that inflation rates across Canada are now skyrocketing to new highs not seen in nearly four decades. That has also led to surging food costs that have gotten Canadian shoppers digging deeper into their wallets. 

Jeff Semple speaks with Sylvain Charlebois, professor and senior director of Dalhousie University's Agri-Food Analytics Lab, about what's driving up prices, its impact on food insecurity, how you can save money, and how long food inflation is expected to last.

"You're a climate criminal!": Canadian minister interrupted during press conference in Montreal

Global News on Youtube shows Canada's Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault was interrupted during a press conference in Montreal on Thursday and called a "climate criminal" by a man who held up a sign and criticized the government for its inaction on tackling the climate crisis.

This comes as Enbridge plans to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes, through Michigan in the U.S. 
It also comes as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government faces criticism over Ottawa's decision to return gas turbines to Russia.
The damaging toll of record-breaking heat waves and wildfires are spurring calls for leaders to take action against climate change.

Inflation in Canada hits 39-year high of 8.1%

CBC News: The National on Youtube shows new numbers from Statistics Canada show the country's inflation rate rose to 8.1 per cent last month, the fastest annual increase since 1983.

When will Canada's inflation rate peak after reaching 39-year high

Global News on Youtube shows the economic story.

Inflation aggravation is hitting Canadians once more, with rates now reaching highs not seen in nearly four decades. In June, prices at the pumps also jumped by more than 50 per cent compared to what they were a year ago and that affects the price of most everything you see in stores and restaurants because it's shipped in. Food across the board costs nearly nine per cent more, hitting restaurants hard. Anne Gaviola has more on the impact on consumers, and when we could see inflation reach its peak. 

Surging food costs certainly have Canadian shoppers digging deeper into their wallets. Jeff Semple speaks with Sylvain Charlebois, professor and senior director of Dalhousie University's Agri-Food Analytics Lab, about what's driving up prices, its impact on food insecurity, how you can save money, and how long food inflation is expected to last.

Monday 18 July 2022

China Releases the most detailed map of the Moon

Astronomy and Outer Space are interesting studies.

China releases most detailed geological map of the Moon to date. The Geological Lunar Map is impressive.

Scientists in China have really released a new geologic map of the Moon that is the most detailed yet. Created by a team led by the Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the high quality image was made using data from China’s suite of Chang’e lunar exploration missions as well as information from other international organizations.

The map is to a scale of 1:2,500,000 and includes 12,341 impact craters, 81 impact basins, 17 rock types and 14 types of structures.

The colours on the image represent different periods on the lunar geologic timescale and the map also includes the locations of the Chang’e and Apollo landing sites.

In 2020 the United States Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Centre released a lunar map with a scale of 1:5,000,000. It took into account information from six Apollo-era regional maps along with more recent data from lunar satellite missions.

Why a 2022 Recession Would Be Unlike Any Other

Youtube shows the story from Wall Street Journal.

Is the USA in a recession? Many economists think that’s a possibility and by some measurements, it may have already started. But why aren’t people losing their jobs?

Recessions usually come with a dip in economic output and a rise in unemployment. Right now, economic output is falling. But so is unemployment. WSJ’s Jon Hilsenrath has coined it a "jobful downturn." Wall Street Journal looks at past recessions and indicators to explain how a recession in 2020 could be very different.

Astronomers detect signals from a galaxy far, far away

CNN Channel on Youtube shows the space story.

Astronomers revealed they've come across a mysterious radio burst signal from a galaxy around a billion light-years away with a pattern similar to a heartbeat. CNN's Tom Foreman explains what it could be.

These are truly mind-blowing discoveries. Humans are detecting electromagnetic waves that propagated long before the dinosaurs even existed. It takes a lot of energy to have electromagnetic waves reach a billion light years away. Astrophysics is a wonderful field of study. Archeology is also interesting.

The following is the alien joke:

In outer space, 2 aliens are talking to each other.
The first alien says, "The dominant life forms on the Earth planet have developed satellite-based nuclear weapons."
The second alien asks, "Are they an emerging intelligence?"
The first alien says, "I don't think so, they have aimed it at themselves."

Passport delays leave Canadians frustrated, running out of time for travel plans

Global News on Youtube shows that as travel restrictions fall away, the desire of Canadians to travel has taken off. From the beginning of April to the end of June, Service Canada received more than 808,000 applications for passports.
That surge in demand has led to a massive backlog, with many Canadians wondering if they'll have their documents in time for travel.
For one family applying for a passport for their one-year-old daughter, it wasn't until nine weeks after they started the process that they were finally able to get some answers.
Shallima Maharaj has the latest on what is being done to try and clear the backlog, still waiting to get their passports - weeks and sometimes months later.

Soaring rents price out some Canadians

On Youtube, you could see the exciting story from CBC News: The National.

Some Canadians are finding themselves increasingly priced out as the cost of rent soars across the country.

What's behind the shortage of family doctors in Canada?

CBC News: The National Channel on Youtube has the story.

Family physicians Dr. Kamila Premji and Dr. Rita McCracken discuss the shortage of family doctors in Canada and what can be done to ease the situation. 

You could watch The National live on YouTube Sunday-Friday at 9 p.m. ET

Canadian emergency rooms in crisis as doctors, nurses on the brink

Global News: July 17, 2022:

Read more about it here:

The seventh wave of COVID-19 is going on in Canada. Long-term care facilities in some provinces are certainly seeing a major spike in infections.

In Canada: Ontario, COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes more than doubled in the first week of July, according to the province’s public health unit.

In Canada: Quebec, more than 25 per cent of patients in 38 out of 106 long-term care facilities are currently infected with the virus. Between 15 to 25 per cent of residents in 19 other facilities are also infected.

In Canada: Alberta, COVID-19 outbreaks were reported at 12 long term-care facilities as of July 13, according to provincial data.

Global News on Youtube shows on this episode of Global National: The situation in Canada's emergency rooms has grown critical, with patients overwhelming understaffed hospitals and the pandemic pushing facilities to the brink, burning out doctors and nurses. Those who stayed behind are now pleading for action. Abigail Bimman looks at the growing challenges, how patients are suffering, and how there have been deadly consequences.
U.S. health officials are battling rising concerns and case counts on two fronts. Monkeypox is spreading rapidly across most states, while hospitals are filling up once again thanks to a new COVID variant. Jennifer Johnson reports from Washington.
In southern Europe, out-of-control wildfires are forcing thousands of people from their homes. People living in Spain, Portugal, and France are also battling record-breaking heat, which is linked to more than 1,000 deaths. Mike Armstrong looks at what else firefighters are up against.
Plus, in recent years, more groups have been risking their lives to save dogs that have been left homeless after wars and natural disasters. But Canada is about to ban canines from certain countries. Beginning in September, rescue dogs from over a hundred countries considered high-risk for rabies will no longer be allowed to enter Canada, which has left charitable groups chasing their tails to find a solution. Mike Drolet explains. 
Finally, a two-spirit Indigenous woman from the Tsuu T'ina nation in Alberta is making a name for herself in the golf world. Irene Crowchild is a two-time national long drive champion - and she's going for her third title. An intergenerational survivor of Canada's residential school system and a role model, Crowchild hopes that her success will drive reconciliation forward. Heather Yourex-West takes a look.

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Friday 15 July 2022

Former Air Canada executive: Decision to resume random testing 'mind-boggling'

CBC News on Youtube shows that "For the government to think that now is the right time to be re-introducing a new complexity into the air transportation system is really mind-boggling," says former Air Canada executive Duncan Dee of Ottawa's decision to bring back mandatory random COVID-19 testing of international travellers at four major airports.

Toronto homeowner says he 'never expected' mortgage payments to surge

CTV News on Youtube shows that new homeowner Youseff Shehata says he's had to cut down on his expenses after his interest rate payments spiked.

Canada stops accepting applicants for special Afghan immigration program

On Youtube, CBC News: The National shows that the Canadian federal government is quietly shuttering the Special Immigration Measures program to bring over Afghans who worked with Canada during the war. It has advocates worried about the people who could be left behind, and the danger facing them.

Trudeau responds to harsh criticism from Ukraine's Zelensky

CTV News Channel on Youtube shows that Prime Minister Trudeau is defending a decision to grant a company an exemption to sanctions to return turbines for a Russia-Germany pipeline.

Ukrainian World Congress sues Canada over Nord Stream turbine

Global News Channel on Youtube has the story.

A day after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy strongly criticized Canada over its decision to allow a Canadian company to return turbines from a Russian pipeline that supplies natural gas to Germany, the Ukrainian World Congress says it plans to sue Canada over the decision. 
"This was a very difficult decision, but we have seen Russia consistently try to weaponize energy as a way of creating division among the allies, of undermining the general population’s support for this essential effort in Ukraine that governments support," Trudeau told reporters in Kingston, Ont. Wednesday.

But will that answer satisfy Ukranian leadership? 

Abigail Bimman reports.

COVID-19: Canada to resume random mandatory testing at airports

Global News Channel on Youtube shows the interesting story.

Random COVID-19 testing for air travellers is making a comeback in Canada. 

Starting Tuesday, those arriving at the airports in Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto may once again be selected to be tested. 

The federal government says all testing will be completed outside of airports for unvaccinated people as well as those who are fully or partially vaccinated.

The testing will be completed either at an in-person appointment at select testing locations or via a virtual appointment for a swab test.

Mike Armstrong has the details.

Bank of Canada hikes interest rate to 2.5%

CBC News Channel on Youtube shows that the Bank of Canada has released its latest interest rate decision and is moving aggressively against inflation by increasing the cost of borrowing. Former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page weighs in.

Canadian food suppliers warn of more price increases

CBC News on Youtube shows that although Canadians are already seeing a rise in everything from gas to housing and food, suppliers are now warning that price increases at grocery stores will continue to get worse.

Canada Inflation: Why the price of groceries are expected to rise

Global News Channel on Youtube has the story.

Canadians are already feeling the pinch of higher prices on just about everything and the cost of groceries could keep on climbing. 
The global food supply is being impacted by weather, labor, and major events in geopolitics like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 
And while the official numbers are expected last week, it’s clear that Canadians are paying more than they have in decades. 
Mike Drolet has more.

'Two doses is no longer enough': Canada's health minister - COVID-19 vaccinations

CTV News on Youtube shows that Health Minister Duclos says vaccination is the key to controlling the spread of COVID-19, but two doses are no longer sufficient.

Air Canada cancelling dozens of daily flights this summer

CBC News Channel on Youtube shows that Air Canada will reduce its schedule by about 154 flights per day during July and August as it grapples with a series of challenges.

Where things stand with COVID-19 in Canada now

This Youtube video is interesting.

See: CBC News: The National

Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch talks to Andrew Chang about what is happening with COVID-19 in Canada now and what might happen with the Coronavirus virus in the fall. 

COVID-19 news with Dr Bogoch in Canada.