Second case of COVID-19 confirmed at Côte-St-Luc seniors residence

On March 17, the woman felt ill and was taken by ambulance to hospital, where she tested positive for the coronavirus. All residents of the King David have been confined to their individual apartments – the facility has 104 rental units – and Montreal public health chief Dr, Mylène Drouin said last week that the…

Casetify launches genius UV sanitiser case to kill all the smartphone germs

In the era of coronavirus, a key germ battleground is your smartphone. A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary a few years ago found that one in six smartphones is contaminated with bacteria, including faecal matter. Not good. We should all be cleaning our phones daily to help prevent…

J’accuse! The Case for Pre-modernism, or, the Rural-urban Divide

Emile Zola’s now world-famous letter to the President of the French Republic, dated 13 January 1898, “J’Accuse!” (complete text of the letter in English translation here), set the stage for correcting a grave miscarriage of justice carried out by the French military and the secular French state against an innocent Jewish military officer, Alfred Dreyfus. …

J’accuse! The Case for Traditional Capitalism

Max Weber brilliantly demonstrated the impact of religion and culture on politics, and even on world-scale institutions, at the beginning of the 20th century in his famous work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. A single religious idea, a theological principle, through a causal chain that Weber eloquently demonstrates, led to the establishment…

The case of Chair Girl: Examining a new morality of punishment

All the best news stories in Toronto are ultimately about real estate, so the first thing everyone wanted to know about Chair Girl is where it happened. The answer is a south-facing 45th floor condo at York and Lakeshore, looking down on the Gardiner Expressway. Fancy place, next to where the Leafs play. That is…

Toothless Tottenham display strengthens Jose Mourinho’s case to sign a striker

Mourinho’s case for a striker strengthened Jose Mourinho’s case for a new striker this month was strengthened by a toothless Tottenham performance as they drew 0-0 at Watford in the fourth fixture since Harry Kane’s season-threatening injury. Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son again rotated as the false nine, and both squandered good opportunities to score…

Freshman Democrats Want Rep. Justin Amash To Help Present Impeachment Case

A group of 30 freshman Democrats in the House are working to have former Republican Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) help present the argument for impeaching President Donald Trump to the Senate. The group, led by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), has asked House leaders to consider one of the more conservative voices in the chamber to…

Judge denies Harvey Weinstein motion to dismiss key charges in New York sex crimes case

A New York judge has rejected disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s effort to throw out the most serious sexual assault charges against him. The ruling, which was made public on Wednesday, clears the way for prosecutors to bolster their case with testimony from actress Anabella Sciorra, who alleges Weinstein raped her more than two decades ago. It also leaves open…