Tag: Support

Actors, popstars raise funds to support victims of Australian bushfires

MELBOURNE — Actors, popstars and Britain’s royal family have stepped in to offer support for victims of Australia’s unprecedented bushfires, helping to raise millions for firefighting services and wildlife shelters. On Sunday, Australian actor Nicole Kidman pledged a $ 500,000 donation on behalf of her family to New South Wales state Rural Fire Service, without…

Consumers support U.S. economy as business spending slumps

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. economic growth slowed less than expected in the third quarter as a further contraction in business investment was offset by resilient consumer spending, further allaying financial market fears of a recession. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third time this year on Wednesday amid lingering threats to the longest…

Widespread support for Liberal-NDP co-operation in Parliament, poll says

After a divisive election campaign that saw the Liberals reduced to a minority government, a new Broadbent Institute-commissioned poll suggests that a majority of Canadian voters either want or could at least accept the Liberals and the New Democrats working together. In a post-election survey conducted by Abacus Data of 1,517 people aged 18 and…

School strike averted as CUPE, province reach tentative deal for support staff

Class is not dismissed. The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the provincial government managed to reach a tentative deal Sunday night — meaning no strike by 55,000 caretakers, educational assistants, early childhood educators and office staff. Schools across Ontario were to open as usual Monday morning, a relief for parents who faced ongoing uncertainty.…