The routine back operation Bob Deslauriers had in 1987 was supposed to fix damage wrought by a rugby-playing youth. Two decades after the fact, it nearly killed him.
The 58-year-old unknowingly received a tainted blood transfusion during the surgery, and 18 years later discovered the resulting hepatitis C infection had virtually destroyed his liver.
The legal battle between a Canadian dating site for married people seeking affairs and a former employee who claimed she was injured typing up fake profiles of women has come to an end.
A lawsuit and countersuit between the Toronto-based Ashley Madison website and Doriana Silva have been dismissed without costs by the Ontario Superior Court.
The parties agreed to the move after the court threatened to dismiss the suits with costs, noting the cases still hadn’t been placed on a trial list more than two years after the initial lawsuit was filed.
David Greene submits:Competitive Technologies (CTT) made a new 52-week high at $3.57 yesterday (May 13) on 5X average daily trading volume before doing an understandable retracement, which is continuing today at $2.90.
Physical pain is a fairly common occurrence in life, so I suppose everyone walks around figuring it’s a sensation they’re familiar with. But something I learned over this past week is that there was a whole new level of pain far beyond anything I’d previously experienced. In my case, it was caused by a small cyst growing beneath one of my wisdom teeth that was pressing on a nerve in my jaw. And, fortunately, it was easy for an oral surgeon to remove. But it hurt a lot while it lasted, and the experience was terrible.
The Treasury Board is seeking another $400 million for departments and agencies to cash out federal workers for accumulated severance pay.
This amount is the latest instalment in the Conservatives’ plan to slowly get rid of the $6-billion liability on the books for the severance pay that public servants had accumulated until it was removed from their collective agreements.
Alfredo Petrone says there’s “something special” about his female companion Lucy. She’s good-looking, “chill” and she makes the stress melt away at the end of a long day.
But Lucy isn’t Mr. Petrone’s girlfriend. She’s his dog.
“If it’s a friend or a girlfriend, there’s always points in time where … there could be stress within that relationship,” Mr. Petrone says. “When you have a dog … it’s always good. There’s never anything that’s really negative with her.”
“When you have a dog … it’s always good
Most people know living without health insurance is very risky (and shouldn’t be done). But people are much less aware of the importance of long term disability insurance. The census bureau estimates that you have a 20% chance you will be disabled in you lifetime. A disability can decrease your earning power and also can increase your expenses (to cope with your disability). In my opinion your emergency fund is best used for short term disability insurance.