Ontario’s police watchdog called in after man, 73, fatally shot following dispute over wearing mask in store

Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after officers fatally shot a 73-year-old man in Haliburton County on Wednesday morning.  The man had refused to wear a mask and assaulted a grocery store employee before driving away, provincial police say. Police were called to a Valu-Mart in Minden, Ont., just after 8 a.m., OPP Sgt. Jason Folz said.  Officers tried to […]

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WE Charity announces major restructuring amid student grant controversy

WE Charity says it’s launching a restructuring and corporate review to “refocus” its “mission” after it became embroiled in controversy over a contract to administer a $900-million federal summer student grant program. “After much reflection and with great care and concern for all our stakeholders, we have made some important decisions to refocus on our mission, simplify our […]

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Confrontations over face masks and the psychology behind why some people resist them

Several videos surfaced on social media showing customers refusing to wear a face covering in stores, some leading to violent confrontations, as states began to reopen and ease social distancing requirements. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some believe it is a violation against their constitutional […]

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Commentary: China’s rise is still not a given

MELBOURNE: When discussing the rise of China, a sense of inevitability often pervades.  China’s sheer population size and economic base will inevitably see it become the dominant regional power – or so the argument goes. China’s faster reopening from COVID-19 lockdowns has added to such arguments. Advertisement Advertisement But just how far will China rise? […]

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Malaysia’s largest rubber glove manufacturer bullish about prospects as demand soars amid COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s largest rubber glove manufacturer Top Glove is investing US$1 billion over the next five years to expand its production capacity, in order to meet surging demand for protective gloves amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Speaking to CNA in an exclusive interview, Top Glove’s executive chairman and founder Lim Wee Chai noted that the […]

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