US energy firms weigh in on employee vaccine mandates

Biden pushes for COVID booster vaccines by September Infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja argues that the necessity for the healthy general public to get booster shots is a bit ‘muddled.’ The U.S. energy industry is weighing in on COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees as infections are on the rise following the spread of the… Continue reading US energy firms weigh in on employee vaccine mandates

Experts say $15 billion overhaul could fix the broken 911 system, saving lives and money

The 911 emergency call system is a locally run program that has struggled to keep up with technological changes. Companies including Apple, Motorola and start-ups such as RapidSOS are trying to fill the technology gap. A group of stakeholders is hoping draft legislation for $15 billion to overhaul the system will make it through Congress,… Continue reading Experts say $15 billion overhaul could fix the broken 911 system, saving lives and money

Changes coming for Colorado employers and workers alike starting in 2021

Colorado employers have had a lot on their plate this year, including shifting to remote work arrangements, ensuring a safe workplace, and juggling furloughs and layoffs. As 2021 kicks off, they will have to implement several new rules designed to better protect workers. The changes include a requirement to post any job openings to all… Continue reading Changes coming for Colorado employers and workers alike starting in 2021

Philip Green's Arcadia empire, including Topshop & Dorothy Perkins, collapses into administration with 13K jobs at risk

SIR Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire has fallen into administration with 13,000 jobs at risk, administrators have confirmed. The high street giant, which includes the Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Burton brands, has hired administrators from Deloitte after the pandemic "severely impacted" sales across its brands. Arcadia Group also owns TopMan, Burton, Miss Selfridge, Wallis and… Continue reading Philip Green's Arcadia empire, including Topshop & Dorothy Perkins, collapses into administration with 13K jobs at risk

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Worse Than Forecast at 1.51 Million

Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. fell less than forecast last week, showing only gradual improvement from the worst of the pandemic-related layoffs even as states re-open more of their economies. Initial jobless claims for regular state programs totaled 1.51 million in the week ended June 13, down slightly from an upwardly revised 1.57… Continue reading U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Worse Than Forecast at 1.51 Million

BTC Worries, Buterin ‘Embarrassed,’ Blockchain Fights Coronavirus: Hodler’s Digest, March 23-29

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week A calmer week for Bitcoin — but price may not… Continue reading BTC Worries, Buterin ‘Embarrassed,’ Blockchain Fights Coronavirus: Hodler’s Digest, March 23-29

Cloud Giant Microsoft Azure Embraces Commercial Blockchain

Lition, a commercial blockchain, announced on Feb. 18 that Microsoft has officially brought Lition blockchain solution to its Azure cloud marketplace. This makes Lition one of the few public/private blockchains currently supported by a major cloud provider like Microsoft. Microsoft also became the first to bring blockchain to the cloud and continues to remain at… Continue reading Cloud Giant Microsoft Azure Embraces Commercial Blockchain

Morning house fire claims two pets: Kelowna Fire Department

A house fire in Kelowna on Friday morning claimed the lives of two pets, according to emergency crews. The fire occurred at a fourplex along Valleyview Road, with the Kelowna Fire Department being alerted of the blaze at approximately 9:40 a.m. Kelowna Fire Department platoon captain Kelly Stephens said there were multiple 911 reports of… Continue reading Morning house fire claims two pets: Kelowna Fire Department

‘Sonic attacks’ on Cuban US embassy staff NEVER happened and were all in victims’ head, report claims – The Sun

MYSTERY "sonic attacks on US embassy staff in Cuba did not happen and were "all in victims' heads", a new report claims. At least 22 workers were said to have suffered severe health problems including paralysis after they reported hearing strange sounds. The mystery sparked a row between the two countries in which Donald Trump… Continue reading ‘Sonic attacks’ on Cuban US embassy staff NEVER happened and were all in victims’ head, report claims – The Sun

How Ordinary U.S. Investors Own a Piece of China

In this article China’s enormous stock market, long off-limits to international investors, is now part of many a mom and pop investor’s portfolio outside the country. That’s because the world’s major equity index compilers began including Chinese equities in their gauges last year. As a result, funds that track those indexes — for instance, the… Continue reading How Ordinary U.S. Investors Own a Piece of China

Is Walmart Going To Pay Its Employees In Crypto?

The global consensus within the cryptocurrency community is that major retail giants Walmart are very much interested in cryptocurrencies, be that through the acceptance of cryptos like Bitcoin in their stores, or more interestingly, through the production of their very own native cryptocurrency.  One question we should ask however, why do Walmart want to tap… Continue reading Is Walmart Going To Pay Its Employees In Crypto?