B.C. rally takes aim at ‘criminal’ high-interest payday loans

A B.C. community group took to the streets on Tuesday, calling on the federal government to crack down on what they say are “predatory” lending companies charging astronomical interest rates. Members of the group Acorn Canada demonstrated in front of a Easy Financial branch in Surrey before taking their message to MP Randeep Sarai’s office. … Read more

Proud Boys ‘Took Aim at the Heart of Our Democracy,’ Says Prosecutor

washington —  As one of the most high-profile trials to stem from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack got under way, U.S. prosecutors on Thursday accused leaders of the far-right Proud Boys group of plotting an assault on American democracy. In an opening argument, federal prosecutor Jason McCullough told jurors that Proud Boys chairman Henry … Read more

Knicks play the Raptors, aim for 4th straight win

By Staff The Associated Press Posted January 5, 2023 2:04 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size New York Knicks (21-18, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (16-22, 12th in the Eastern Conference) Toronto; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: New York seeks to extend its three-game win streak with a … Read more

Five things to watch as Serie A returns: Napoli aim to stay hot vs. Inter, Champions League race and more

After almost two months, the Serie A is finally back in action. Italian soccer stopped on November 13 before the beginning of the 2022 World Cup and resumes this week with an intense day of soccer on Wednesday, Jan. 4 with all the twenty teams playing. Napoli are currently the leaders of the table and … Read more

Salah scores, boosts Champions League aim

In their Premier League return from the World Cup break, Liverpool closed the gap for Champions League qualification to five points after they secured a 3-1 victory against Aston Villa on Monday. The Reds got off to the perfect start after five minutes as defender Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s exquisite pass with the outside of his foot … Read more

Bio-Based Plastics Aim to Capture Carbon. But at What Cost?

It’s the year 2050, and humanity has made huge progress in decarbonizing. That’s thanks in large part to the negligible price of solar and wind power, which was cratering even back in 2022. Yet the fossil fuel industry hasn’t just doubled down on making plastics from oil and gas—instead, as the World Economic Forum warned would happen, … Read more

‘Go on, f**k off’, Lionel Messi takes aim at Dutch striker Wout Weghorst on live TV, referee coach slammed

Messi was not happy. Photo: Twitter

Argentinian legend Lionel Messi is the people’s champion but the superstar has had his nose out of joint after his nation’s shootout win over the Netherlands on Saturday morning (Australian time). Messi’s Argentina is through to the World Cup semi-finals and will face Croatia for a place in the decider after a pair of tense … Read more

New Streaming War Brewing? Warner Bros. Discovery Boss David Zaslav Takes Aim At Netflix Over Payment Terms – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: David Zaslav isn’t happy with Netflix. The Warner Bros. Discovery boss has been railing against his rival’s payment terms in a move that could potentially open up a new front in the streaming wars. It’s a topic that has come to the fore after one big TV series – The Sandman, the Warner Bros. … Read more

Billboards take aim at Bill 124, Ford government’s intention to appeal court ruling

Billboards purchased by a public sector union are taking aim at Bill 124 and the Ford government’s intention to appeal a court ruling that struck down the controversial wage-capping law. The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) said Thursday that it has purchased billboards in “key locations,” including the riding represented by … Read more