Source of Britain’s River Thames driest ever as drought nears

Source of Britain’s River Thames driest ever as drought nears

The source of the River Thames has dried up further downstream than ever before, as England looks set to enter a drought that some experts say the country is unprepared for. Britain’s Met Office said this July was the driest for England since 1935 with average rainfall, at 23.1 millimeters (0.9 inches), just 35 per … Read more

US Attorney-General confirms search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, asks court to unseal warrant

US Attorney-General confirms search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, asks court to unseal warrant

US Attorney-General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference in Washington, on Aug. 4.Manuel Balce Ceneta/The Associated Press The US Justice Department asked a judge on Thursday to make public the warrant that authorized an FBI search of Donald Trump’s Florida home, after the former president attacked the search as an act of political retribution. … Read more

Dragons’ Den star Michele Romanow bracing ‘for the worst’ as her fintech Clearco adjusts to tech slump

Dragons’ Den star Michele Romanow bracing ‘for the worst’ as her fintech Clearco adjusts to tech slump

Michele Romanow, co-founder of Clearco, addresses the audience during the last day of the Web Summit 2021 in Lisbon.Bruno de Carvalho/Reuters Dragon’s Den star Michele Romanow is feeling the heat of worsening market conditions at the high-profile lending startup she runs, CFT Clear Finance Technology Corp. The Toronto e-commerce merchant financier, known as Clearco, stopped … Read more

An Ultra-Rare Cosmic Object Was Just Detected in The Milky Way, Astronomers Report

An Ultra-Rare Cosmic Object Was Just Detected in The Milky Way, Astronomers Report

A new member of a category of star so rare we can count the known number of them on our fingers and toes has just been discovered in the Milky Way. It’s called MAXI J1816-195, located no greater than 30,000 light-years away. Preliminary observations and investigations suggest that it’s an accreting X-ray millisecond pulsar – … Read more

Three senior executives let go from oil sector lobby group

Three senior executives let go from oil sector lobby group

Three senior executives have been let go from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, the first shakeup at the oil sector lobby group since it came under the direction of new chief executive Lisa Baiton a month ago. In an e-mail to CAPP employees obtained by The Globe and Mail, Ms. Baiton said the three … Read more

Shopify versus Amazon: One company planning billion-dollar acquisition, other announces new strategy as competition heats up

Shopify versus Amazon: One company planning billion-dollar acquisition, other announces new strategy as competition heats up

A deal worth about US$2.5-billion to acquire San Francisco startup Deliverr is expected to be finalized before Shopify’s first-quarter earnings call on May 5, according to a senior source at Shopify.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Shopify Inc. SHOP-T is attempting to make its most significant acquisition yet to expand its warehousing and delivery services, just as … Read more

Freeland, Yellen, Bank of England governor walk out of G20 meeting as Russians speak

Freeland, Yellen, Bank of England governor walk out of G20 meeting as Russians speak

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks in Surrey, BC, on April 13.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Top finance officials from Britain, the United States and Canada walked out of Wednesday’s G20 meeting as Russian representatives spoke, UK finance minister Rishi Sunak said, exposing deepening divisions over Russia’s continued presence in the body. … Read more

Federal budget 2022 to include $10-billion for affordable housing

Federal budget 2022 to include -billion for affordable housing

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, following decades-long tradition, tries on a pair of shoes purchased a day ahead of the 2022 budget, at L’Intervalle footwear store, in Ottawa, on April 6.BLAIR GABLE/Reuters Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will table a budget on Thursday that promises $10-billion to make housing more affordable for Canadians, provides $8-billion in new … Read more