HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - As the United States loosens its immigration policies under President Joe Biden, leaders of Canada’s thriving tech sector may find they have to work a little harder to attract top international talent. “The effect of the Biden administration is not seen as yet,” says Toronto-based financial services executive Soumya Ghosh. Nevertheless, Canadian tech firms have been clear beneficiaries of America’s restrictive immigration policies under former President Donald Trump, finding themselves able to hire highly skilled workers from around the world who might otherwise have headed for jobs in the United States. The influx of skilled workers helped to make Toronto the fastest-growing center for technology jobs in North America in recent years, according to a January 2020 report by the U.S. business analysis firm CBRE, a global service and investment firm. Canada’s Pacific coast city of Vancouver also made the top five, along with San Francisco, New York and … [Read more...] about Canada Tech Firms That Benefitted Under Trump, Could Lose Out with Biden
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close Video Brett Giroir: ‘Real possibility’ we will be near the end of coronavirus by May The Former Assistant Secretary for Health discusses vaccinations and school reopenings. The National Institutes of Health announced Tuesday it stopped a clinical trial testing convalescent plasma in mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients after an independent board found no difference in hospitalizations, deaths or in preventing progression to severe illness. An independent data and safety monitoring board convened on Feb. 25 to assess trial data, and concluded that while the plasma "caused no harm, it was unlikely to benefit this group of patients," per a news release .The board recommended to stop enrolling new patients into the study, and this was done "immediately," according to the release. CONVALESCENT PLASMA QUESTIONED AS CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT IN INDIA: REPORT "The recent data analysis from the study indicated no significant difference in … [Read more...] about US halts plasma study to treat mild COVID-19 citing ‘unlikely benefit’
The Senate parliamentarian is the official who interprets the Senate’s complex, arcane rules and has a major influence in the day-to-day running of the upper chamber. What is her role? Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Harry Mason Reid Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important? Trumpists' assaults on Republicans who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid will help Democrats The Jan. 6 case for ending the Senate filibuster MORE (D-Nev.) appointed Elizabeth MacDonough as the Senate’s first female parliamentarian in 2012, and she has held the position until present. ADVERTISEMENT The parliamentarian and her team provide daily advice to the Senate’s presiding officer on the correct execution of floor procedure, but one of her biggest jobs is to decide what can and can’t be included in legislation passed under special budgetary rules known as reconciliation. These budgetary rules can only be used on a few occasions each Congress and … [Read more...] about Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important?
President Biden Joe Biden Intercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report MORE on Tuesday urged Senate Democrats to stay united and quickly pass a coronavirus relief bill, as the caucus is trying to navigate some high-profile squabbles. Biden's message, delivered during a virtual conference call, comes as the Senate could take up a sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill as soon as Wednesday. "Senate Democrats are committed to passing the American Rescue Plan. ... He said that we need to pass this bill and pass it soon," Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer Chuck Schumer A Biden stumble on China? First Black secretary of Senate sworn in Republican Ohio Senate candidate calls on GOP rep to resign over impeachment vote MORE (D-N.Y.) told reporters after the call. … [Read more...] about Biden tells Senate Democrats to stick together, quickly pass coronavirus relief
JOHANNESBURG - The global COVAX vaccine distribution plan aims to deliver tens of millions of vaccine doses to low-income countries -- many of them in Africa – in the coming months, top global health officials say, describing this as a turning point in the quest to quash the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest, fastest, and most ambitious vaccine drive delivered 11 million vaccine doses Tuesday to Angola, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria. Between now and the end of May, said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the COVAX facility will deliver 270 million doses to 142 participating countries and economies. The global initiative was set up last April to ensure that poorer nations aren’t left out of the worldwide scramble for vaccine access. The program, which is projected to cost about $11 billion, is funded by donor nations, foundations and corporations. It is part of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, a global collaboration that works on the … [Read more...] about COVAX Program to Roll Out Tens of Millions of Vaccine Doses Globally