George Osborne’s family business raises directors’ pay by 30%

George Osborne’s family business upped pay for directors, who include the former chancellor, by 30% last year as profits were boosted by £700,000 in British and US government grants. Wallpaper maker Osborne & Little almost tripled profits to £1.5m as sales rose almost 20% to £29m in the year to the end of March 2022, … Read more

Queensland raises Covid alert level as summer wave hits eastern states

The predicted summer Covid wave has hit Australia’s eastern states, with Queensland recommending the return of mask-wearing in some settings and new data showing a spike in cases and hospitalisations across New South Wales. On Thursday, Queensland moved its Covid traffic light system to “amber”, recommending the return of masks among vulnerable people and in … Read more

BA owner raises profit forecasts as airline revenues return to pre-Covid levels

Airline revenues at British Airways’ owner have returned to pre-Covid levels, the group has announced, as it increased its profit forecasts despite a summer of disruption. Higher fares drove IAG’s revenues for the last quarter above €7.3bn, despite the cap on flying imposed at its main base, London Heathrow airport, and the continued closure of … Read more

OPINION: Proteas favoured in T20 World Cup opener, but poor weather raises stakes | The Citizen

South Africa would obviously back themselves to beat any of the qualifiers in the T20 World Cup, but the stakes are going to be raised even higher on Monday with their opening match in Hobart under threat of the weather. The Proteas will play the team that tops Group B in the qualifying tournament that … Read more

‘New study: Keto reduces, not raises, cardiovascular risk’

Sharing a post by Dr Bret Scher MD at Diet Doctor site He writes: “Does a ketogenic diet put people at higher risk of heart disease? Recent research suggests, in fact, the opposite is true. Patients on a keto diet may significantly reduce their risk of heart disease, while losing weight and improving blood sugar, … Read more

‘Unchartered territory’: Toronto family of child with rare disease raises $3M for therapy | Globalnews.ca

The Toronto family of four-year-old Michael Pirovolakis, the only child in Canada diagnosed with spastic paraplegia type 50, otherwise known as SPG50, has raised $3 million for gene therapy for their son. “This could change his life. It can make him so much better,” said Terry Pirovolakis, Michael’s father. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) … Read more

Can scientists restore cell function after death? New pig study raises questions – National | Globalnews.ca

Researchers have found that decay of tissues after death can be halted and cell functions restored based on early experiments in pigs that may eventually help increase the number of transplantable human organs. Sixty minutes after stopping the heart in the anesthetized animals, Yale researchers were able to restart the circulation using a specialized machine and a synthetic … Read more

Teen Activist Attacked By Rep. Gaetz Raises Massive Sums for Abortion Rights

TV: Did the congressman sharing your photo lead to harassment? OJ: I’ve gotten body-shaming comments. I got a really nasty email calling me homopobic and racial slurs and the subject line of the email was “MATT”. So I received hateful comments about my body, being like nobody would ever want to sleep with you, you … Read more