Ron DeSantis’ Book Tour Looks Like ‘Amateur Hour’

Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Reuters Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ book tour has hit a few road bumps. In the first staffing shakeup for what’s widely seen as a pre-presidential campaign, the DeSantis road show lost a critical wheel this week when the operation’s top event coordinator pulled out of its contract, sources … Read more

St Johnstone defender Alex Mitchell would love career like “role model” Andy Considine

St Johnstone defender Alex Mitchell would love to carve out a career of longevity and success like “role model” team-mate Andy Considine. The young centre-half, on loan from Millwall, has found Considine’s knowledge and experience invaluable since arriving at McDiarmid Park. Mitchell says the 35-year-old former Scotland international has been a shining light in both … Read more

World Bank puts cost of rebuilding Ukraine at $411 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A World Bank report released Wednesday puts the cost of Ukraine’s recovery and rebuilding from Russia’s invasion at $411 billion over the next decade, with the cost of cleaning up the war rubble alone at $5 billion. The report details some of the toll of Russia’s war in Ukraine: at least 9,655 … Read more

The EU mandates that an appliance be repaired beyond warranty

Yesterday, the European Commission proposed a directive that will oblige manufacturers to fix products that have been damaged up to ten years after buying them. Yesterday, the European Commission proposed a directive that will oblige manufacturers to fix products that have been damaged up to ten years after buying them. Brussels wants to enshrine the … Read more

Senators press Moderna CEO on COVID-19 vaccine price hike

Moderna’s CEO on Wednesday defended a plan to more than quadruple the company’s COVID-19 vaccine price, but he also said the drugmaker will work to ensure patients continue paying nothing at drugstores or clinics. Stephane Bancel told the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions that the drugmaker will charge a list price of … Read more

Clean electricity grid, new tax credits will be among highlights of federal budget

OTTAWA – Canada’s push for a zero-emission electricity grid will get a significant funding boost in the federal budget on March 28, including with new tax credits expected to encourage the development of renewable power sources like wind and solar. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has expressed an intention to limit new spending in this budget, … Read more

Biden administration plans revamp of organ transplant system

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it will attempt to break up the network that runs the nation’s organ transplant system as part of a broader modernization effort. More people than ever are getting new organs, with a record 42,888 transplants last year — but that’s not nearly enough to meet the demand. … Read more

House intel panel chairman says ban or sale of TikTok appears inevitable

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner, asked by CBS News if banning TikTok in the U.S. was inevitable, responded “yes;” he also said that assurances by the company’s chief executive that American user data is insulated from Chinese authorities were “unbelievable.” But Turner suggested a sale of the company could assuage national security concerns. Turner … Read more

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