While much has been said about the declining power of unions, labour groups say they playing a crucial, unprecedented role inthe negotiations. After a string of gun related deaths and injuries in Toronto this summer, the city called on Ottawa to ban the sale ofhandguns in the city and asked the province to halt the sale of handgun ammunition. “My yields are going to be down for sure,” saidLarry Woolliamsof the 9,000 acreWoolliams Farms near Airdrie, which grows malt, barley, peas and canola.
Continue reading this postFABLE FIGHT: Mirror Mirror vs. Wrath of the TitansIt’s a box office battle of mythic proportions this weekend as remixed fables and fairy tales go head to head. In one corner, Mirror Mirror, a snarky retelling of the Snow White fairy tale.
Nancy Kerrigan was just wrapping up a practice session in January 1994 when a man with a metal baton bashed her knees. It seemed as if Kerrigan’s Olympic dreams had been crushed. Olympic team. What really got to me though was when she suddenly began to exhibit all the signs of illness that my Dad had shown in his final years, right down to the coughing and spluttering. Her eyes began to bulge just like his had done, and she needed a drink of water to continue. I could see that her eyes by now were streaming with tears, and it was like looking straight into my Father’s sickly eyes as they had been prior to his death.
Yesterday was good! Slept in a little. Long walk with the dogs. Started my husband laundry. During grad school I saved up and bought a $6500 car in cash and paid down $10,000 worth of interest accruing student loans (I have another $15k that were interest free until I graduated . I let inflation do the job on those). I probably averaged about $400 800 in savings per month depending on what else I was buying..
In late 2007, GM’s financial situation was so precarious that economists were ringing the alarm bells warning of a possible collapse of the company. In 2008 those alarms became emergency sirens. General Motors could no longer avoid filing for bankruptcy, and it was doubtful that it could be a Chapter 11, or even a chapter 13 filing that would allow General Motors to reorganize and re emerge as a new company it would be a Chapter 7 filing complete company liquidation; GM would perish as just one more failed company.
A few smaller lenders stand out. Industrial Bank, Zheshang Bank and Bank of Jinzhou now get almost half their funding from other financial institutions rather than depositors. That makes them more vulnerable to sudden shocks in confidence, which could prompt other banks to pull in lines of credit that are often rolled over on a daily basis..