‘Way too much stress’: Excessively low oil prices hurting the loonie, credit markets

Frances Donald, chief economist for Manulife Investment Management, speaks with the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Canada’s economy, why governments need to be spending, and why low oil prices are terrible for the global financial system. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2xFyYse

Corona Sex Diaries: A Week in the Life of a “Very Celibate” New Yorker

I would not say my sex life was rip-roaring fun prior to the New York City-wide mandate of self-isolation. But now, to no one’s surprise, it’s a barren wasteland. Tumbleweeds. I guess the most ironic piece of this is that right before coronavirus started settling in, I was feeling better than I have in a […]

Ottawa’s Wage Subsidy Must Be Designed Primarily to Help Workers: United Steelworkers

TORONTO — The United Steelworkers union (USW) is warning the federal government that its new Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy program (CEWS) can be misused and abused if it is not carefully designed to prioritize workers’ incomes rather than profits for businesses and corporations. Read More More: https://ift.tt/3azm1Pr

Terence Corcoran: Maybe real data on the coronavirus will end this draconian lockdown

There appears to be only one basis for hope that the current near-shutdown of the Canadian economy will end sooner rather than later: real data. Not headline deaths, ominous epidemiological models or robotic prime ministerial talking points, but real statistics about the number of Canadians who have contracted the coronavirus, how many are now safe, […]

Privacy-Focused Communication Networks – The enclayve Block Stores Data Locally to Maintain Privacy (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) In our increasingly digital age, many consumers are worried about the privacy and ownership of their data, hence the launch of the new privacy-focused communication device—the enclayve block. The… More: https://ift.tt/39ww3zd

A Numbers Game: What Homebrewers Should Measure

As homebrewers, replicating a recipe consistently is much more difficult than the recipe for our favorite lasagna. The key to successfully reproducing a beer? Accurate, precise measurements. When you know the exact inputs (ingredients, time, temperature, etc.) that create an output (really excellent homebrew), repeating the process is easy. The thing is, there are so […]

Covid-19 Conversations: Jenny & François Founder Jenny Lefcourt on How to Support Small Wineries

Airing between regular episodes of the VinePair Podcast, Covid-19 Conversations takes an inside look at how the coronavirus crisis is impacting all areas of the alcohol business. In the latest installment of Covid-19 Conversations, VinePair CEO Adam Teeter speaks with Jenny Lefcourt, founder of NYC-based natural wine importer and distributor Jenny & François Selections. In […]

Italy’s Mediaset intends to use salary aid scheme due to coronavirus outbreak – letter to unions

MILAN — Italy’s top commercial broadcaster Mediaset intends to tap a temporary salary aid scheme put in place by the government to help companies face the coronavirus emergency, a letter to unions seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2JHBotn

Pandemic-prompted Wine Giveaways – BABE Wine is Giving Away $1M USD of Wine Straight to Your Door (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed American life with the general public being urged to remain at home and practice social distancing. To support its fans during these challenging and… More: https://ift.tt/2WVJrKR

The Story Behind Champagne’s Most Exclusive Label, ‘Special Club’

The Club Trésors de Champagne is one of the wine world’s most prestigious organizations. Hailing from the famed Champagne region in northeast France, the group of just 28 artisan growers — of the appellation’s nearly 5,000 — exists with a mission to showcase the region’s terroir (a word that can be translated, somewhat loosely, as […]