SA Liberal leader David Speirs slams government for scrapping mountain bike developments at Fox Creek, Victor Harbor

SA Liberal leader David Speirs slams government for scrapping mountain bike developments at Fox Creek, Victor Harbor

The South Australian opposition has slammed the decision to scrap plans for two mountain bike parks, but the government says it is prioritising health spending. Key points: The SA opposition has criticised Labor for scrapping mountain bike plans made by the former government The government says spending needs to be prioritised in health, education and infrastructure The … Read more

Juul Asks Court to Block FDA Ban, Explores Possible Bankruptcy Filings

Juul Asks Court to Block FDA Ban, Explores Possible Bankruptcy Filings

Juul Labs Inc. asked a federal appeals court on Friday to temporarily block the Food and Drug Administration’s order for the vaping company to immediately pull its e-cigarettes off the U.S. market, a decision that would stub out its business. In addition to fighting the FDA’s order, Juul has been working with its legal advisers … Read more

FDA Investigating Report of Baby’s Death After Consuming Abbott Baby Formula

FDA Investigating Report of Baby’s Death After Consuming Abbott Baby Formula

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a new report of another child’s death after consuming Abbott Laboratories’ baby formula, the agency said Wednesday. The FDA said it learned about the death, which occurred in January, from a consumer complaint it received on June 10. The FDA said its investigation is in preliminary stages, and … Read more

LA Tentatively OKs Healthcare Worker Wage Hike – NBC Los Angeles

LA Tentatively OKs Healthcare Worker Wage Hike – NBC Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council tentatively approved an ordinance today that would raise the minimum wage for people working at covered health-care facilities in the city to $25 per hour. The “Minimum Wage for Employees Working at Healthcare Facilities” initiative, which was brought to the council through a successful petition drive, would raise the workers’ … Read more

Biden’s Patent Gift to Beijing

Biden’s Patent Gift to Beijing

Ambassadors discuss before the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, June 12. Photo: martial trezzini/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The World Trade Organization was created to protect free-trade rules to spread prosperity. Now it’s becoming a vehicle to raid U.S. innovation. See Friday’s agreement by the … Read more

Merck Explores Purchase of Biotech Seagen

Merck Explores Purchase of Biotech Seagen

Merck & Co. is eyeing a purchase of biotech Seagen according to people familiar with the matter, a move that would beef up the pharmaceutical giant’s cancer-drug portfolio. Talks have been under way for a while, and a deal isn’t imminent, the people said, cautioning that pulling one off could be tricky given the heightened … Read more

Making the City Kinder to Folks with Dementia

Making the City Kinder to Folks with Dementia

On a bright and breezy spring morning, 90-year-old Xing Jun Ma packs up her exercise props. She assembles a water bottle, a retractable stainless-steel sword and a bright red tai chi Kung Fu fan. She puts on her rosy corduroy hat and heads to MacLean Park in Strathcona, a Vancouver neighbourhood that borders Chinatown and … Read more

Canberra’s renewables keep energy prices low – RN Breakfast

Canberra’s renewables keep energy prices low – RN Breakfast

As the east coast faces surging energy prices, the ACT is set to see a price decrease. After a decade-long switch to renewables, the Territory has announced electricity prices will decrease by 1.25%. Guest: Andrew Barr, ACT Chief Minister Producer: Stefanie Collett

Biden Invokes Emergency Power in Bid to Resolve Solar Import Dispute

Biden Invokes Emergency Power in Bid to Resolve Solar Import Dispute

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Ambulance funding set to help SA’s healthcare crisis, after Premier spends Saturday night ramped with paramedics

Ambulance funding set to help SA’s healthcare crisis, after Premier spends Saturday night ramped with paramedics

The South Australian government will put $124 million towards new paramedic recruits and to stop the state’s ramping crisis. Key points: $2.4 billion will be put towards SA’s healthcare system The Premier spent the night ramped with paramedics New trainees will start this week, as part of 350 new recruits  The funding is part of the government’s $2.4 … Read more