Energy and financials help lift S&P/TSX composite higher, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO – Gains in the energy and financial sectors helped lift Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while US stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 85.14 points at 21,920.03. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 226.79 points at 34,810.36. The S&P 500 index was up … Read more

Ontario COVID-19: More than 1,100 hospitalized

[ Ontario health officials are reporting 1,135 people in hospital with COVID-19 Friday, including 166 patients in intensive care. Of Friday’s hospitalizations, 179 patients are unvaccinated and 690 are fully vaccinated. The vaccination status of the remaining patients is unknown. Forty-five per cent of patients being treated for COVID-19 in hospital Friday were admitted due … Read more

Immortality in the Lab: How One Woman’s Cells Changed Medicine and Ethics

Trust can disappear in an instant and take generations to gain back. The story of Henrietta Lacks’ immortal cancer cells is a stark reminder of that. Its loud echoes partly inform our present, as sections of the population disbelieve remarkable vaccine developments. If doctors treat your predecessors like second-class citizens, why should you trust them … Read more

How Bourdain’s favorite songs, movies and books inspired a film about his life

Editor’s Note — “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” premieres Sunday, April 10, at 9pm ET on CNN. The film traces Bourdain’s rapid transformation from line cook to writer to globe-trotting television host. (CNN) — His mission was a complicated one: Tell the complex story of the late Anthony Bourdain, a man he had never … Read more

Neetu Kapoor Finally Reacts To Ranbir-Alia Bhatt’s Wedding. Says, “Hogi….”

Neetu with Ranbir and Alia (Courtesy: neetu54) New Delhi: After keeping tight-lipped about Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s wedding, Neetu Kapoor has finally reacted to the rumours. In an interview with Etimes, Neetu Kapoor said, “I would like to celebrate it and say it out loud. But kids today are different. I don’t know about … Read more

Outlook For China Oil Demand Darkens

The outlook for crude oil demand in the world’s second-largest consumer is dimmed amid the continued increase in Covid-19 cases and the extended lockdown in Shanghai, where daily cases have topped 2,000. Because of the movement restrictions put in place to rein in the spread of the virus and because of the lockdown, China’s oil … Read more

Freddie Freeman responds to explosive Ronald Acuna comments

Dodgers star Freddie Freeman has responded to comments that his former star teammate with the Braves, Ronald Acuna Jr., made about him in a Spanish language video earlier this week. According to translators, Acuna called Freeman “overbearing” and said he would not miss him now that he is in Los Angeles in an interview with … Read more