It seems obvious that Ontario’s teachers are last on the priority list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and will not be vaccinated until the end of Phase 2. Teachers should be vaccinated as soon as possible to keep support staff, students and their families safe. Teachers should be considered frontline workers as they educate children in schools across the province. The country is presently rampant in variants which can take a devastating toll on anyone who becomes infected. Everyday teachers and school staff continue going to work risking their own health doing what they love, to teach.
Studies show that 1.5bn people worldwide are so inactive they are risking their long-term health. But fixing this problem could help save both people and planet. Inactivity is probably the fourth biggest killer in the world – yet it’s barely discussed. What do you think may be the solution to sedentary living that could save both the planet and people.
As you probably already know, NFT stands for non-fungible token. In economic terms, a fungible asset is something with units that can be readily exchanged like money. A non-fungible token is a unit of data on a digital created by Blockchain. It can be any digital file such as art, audio, videos, items in video games and other forms of creative work but is unique. For example, with money, you can swap a $10 bill for two $5 bills and it will have the same value. However, if something is non-fungible, it is unique. It as one-of-kind properties so it cannot be replaced with something else. For example the painting such of Mona Lisa, which is one of a kind. You can easily take a photo of the painting or buy a print but there will only ever be the one original painting. NFTs are “one-of-a-kind” assets in the digital world, but they have no tangible form of their own. The digital tokens can be thought of as certificates of ownership for virtual or physical assets. In other words, the owner has of an NFT is the owner of that digital file. Still confusing isn’t it?
It may be no surprise for anyone but it seems a big inflation hike is coming. If you think about it, your groceries cost more, your bills seem higher than usual and real estate is getting more expensive. All of a sudden, your dollar suddenly can’t buy you nearly as much as it used to. Are you feeling the crunch?
The experts in the province’s hospital association science advisory table say that Ontario has entered the third wave, citing rises cases and variant spread. However health officials say it remains unclear how severe the third wave will be. Even though we are in the early stages of the third wave, the question is, did the second wave even finish?
For Canadians it’s that time again, to report your income tax for the year. However, most were surprised when they were locked out of their online taxpayer accounts on Saturday. The Canada Revenue Agency once more grapples with another cybersecurity breach. An investigation revealed that some usernames and passwords may have “been obtained by unauthorized third parties and through a variety of means by sources external to the CRA,” and that it could take another month for it to be resolved. Meanwhile, many taxpayers are still struggling to regain access to their accounts after it locked more than 100,000 as a “precaution” in February. Without online capability, would you consider another method of reporting your income tax?
Just a year ago, many of us were planning gatherings, trying to balance commute schedules while trying to fit our lives into a tight work structure. Hard to imagine so mush has changed now. Hopefully, you have remained safe and healthy with the support of your family, friends, and co-workers. Where were you when you first heard everything was about to go in lockdown?
While most of us embraced remote work during the pandemic, many are not eager to go back to the office anytime soon. Hoping to work from home forever, may be wishful thinking. Experts anticipate most jobs will eventually return to offices, but if anything that this pandemic has taught us is, do we really need to return to the office?
What started as a joke, caused Gamestop stock to reach an all-time high. In the subreddit r/wallstreetbets Reddit users were able to make the retailer’s stock soar by more than 500% this month. Experts feel that it’s a lot of kids gambling” however it’s more than that. Reddit users have cracked how simple a rigged system is, and are succeeding in exploiting it. Is it Wall Street investors versus Redditors?
This winter, many parents in Ontario are concerned about their children going back to school while the pandemic continues. It doesn’t help that it has been recently revealed that Ontario has watered down its strategies to keep COVID-19 out of classrooms. Even though they sitting on 12 billion dollars, they still chose the cheapest path by choosing not to test in schools, while increasing bigger class sizes.