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The new governor of Puerto Rico expects 'considerable support for a statehood bill' from this Congress

Puerto Rico governor Pedro Pierluisi answers questions during a press conference on August 2, 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Angel Valentin/Getty Images Puerto Rico's Governor told Axios that he expects the House to introduce a statehood bill in March. The territory voted in favor of statehood by a slight margin.  Gov. Pedro Pierluisi is hopeful that statehood could grant residents more rights and privileges.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Puerto Rico's new govern...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, Nbc, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, House Of Representatives, Associated Press, Biden, Medicaid, Puerto Rico, Trump, Nydia Velazquez


Crown chief Ken Barton likely to receive $3m payout after stepping down from casino giant

Helen Coonan to take dual role of chief executive and chair, an arrangement previously criticised as compromising board’s independenceCrown Resorts chief executive Ken Barton has stepped down and will probably walk away with at least a $3m payout as the beleaguered casino giant takes urgent steps to restore its suitability in the wake of the Bergin report.But Barton’s departure has forced Crown to return to having an executive chairman for the time being, an arrangement that has been criticised ...
Tags: Business, Gambling, Australia news, Barton, Crown Resorts, Helen Coonan, Ken Barton


Australia politics live: First shipment of Pfizer vaccine lands in Australia – question time

Parliament marks anniversary of national apology to stolen generations, and quarantine-free border to New Zealand closed over UK variant Covid cases. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Victoria Covid hotspotsVictoria stage 4 rules and restrictionsAustralia state by state rules explained 3.30am GMT Scott Morrison has spoken with Papua New Guinea’s prime minister about speculative announcements of possible Chinese-funded development on the PNG island of Daru, parliament has been told...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Welfare, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison


The Latest: Australia receives over 142,000 vaccine doses

By The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will begin vaccinating its population against COVID-19 next week after its first shipment of Pfizer vaccine was delivered on Monday. More than 142,000 doses had arrived at Sydney airport, the government said. Health care, aged care and quarantine workers will be among the first to be vaccinated from Feb. 22. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will also be among the first to receive a dose in a bid to raise public confidence in the program. Austr...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, Australia, California, Mexico, India, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Mario Draghi


Scientists concerned that 7 newly discovered US coronavirus variants could be more contagious

Coronavirus testing continues at the ProHealth testing centers in Jericho, New York on April 22, 2020. J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images Researchers have discovered seven variants of the coronavirus from across the US, a study found.  It's not yet known if these variations are more transmissible than the original strain.  "There's clearly something going on with this mutation," a virologist said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Researchers have dis...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, United Kingdom, New Mexico, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Conrad Williams, University of Bern, Jericho New York, Kamil, Coronavirus, Emma Hodcroft, Sarah Al Arshani, Getty Images Researchers, Jeremy Kamil


State tax collectors get Valentine's Day gifts, too, in form of sales tax collections

Happy Valentine's Day! This Feb. 14, the hubby and I are snuggling, but today it's mainly to keep warm. Like much of North America, we're dealing with a serious arctic blast. I hope you and your sweetie are having a good Valentine's Day. And I hope you got exactly what you wanted from your love. In many cases, it might be something simple or homemade. Not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic and its lingering financial ramifications mean that spending on Valentine's Day gifts this year has dropp...
Tags: New York, Texas, Taxes, Washington, Virginia, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Kansas, Michigan, North America, District Of Columbia, Wolters Kluwer, Valentine, Nrf


Burning Platform: More on RISE with SAP

In the 29th episode of the Burning Platform series is Geoff Scott, CEO of ASUG (Americas' SAP User Group). He provides perspective on RISE by SAP - the recently announced SAP initiative. See Analyst Cam post about it here. Dennis... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Oracle, Sap, Dennis, Vinnie, Geoff Scott, Enterprise Software (IBM, Burning Platform, ASUG Americas SAP


Australian media company does deal with Google, Facebook; Govt closes in on 'significant' media pay day

Seven West Media has become the largest Australian news media business to strike a deal with Google to pay for journalism in a partnership announced on Monday before the nation's Parliament considers draft laws to force digital giants... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, Parliament, Google Facebook


Australia politics live: First shipment of Pfizer vaccine lands in Australia

Parliament marks anniversary of national apology to stolen generations, and quarantine-free border to New Zealand closed over UK variant Covid cases. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Victoria Covid hotspotsVictoria stage 4 rules and restrictionsAustralia state by state rules explained 2.34am GMT Greg Hunt says the government won’t say until later in the week what the allocations of this first shipment of vaccines will be for each jurisdiction. 2.31am GMT Given the seriousnes...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Welfare, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


Australia politics live: Parliament marks anniversary of national apology to stolen generations

Daniel Andrews says it’s too early to be sure about when Victoria’s lockdown will end; Australia closes quarantine-free border to New Zealand after coronavirus cases confirmed as UK variant. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Victoria Covid hotspotsVictoria stage 4 rules and restrictionsAustralia state by state rules explained 1.34am GMT Here is how the chamber looked as those speeches were delivered. 1.32am GMT Linda Burney finishes with this:The healing power of telling the t...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Welfare, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Parliament


Iowa and New Hampshire shouldn't vote first anymore, says former DNC chair Tom Perez: 'The status quo is clearly unacceptable.'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), (R), greets DNC Chairman Tom Perez, (L) on stage as he gets ready to speak to a crowd of supporters at a Democratic unity rally at the Rail Event Center on April 21, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. George Frey/Getty Images Former DNC chair Tom Perez said his party should change how it votes for a presidential nominee. "The status quo is clearly unacceptable," Perez said in an interview with The New York Times. Perez said a more diverse state or set of states shoul...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Dnc, Trends, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Nevada, Charles Davis, South Carolina, Primaries, Democratic, Democratic Party, Perez, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders


The Latest: Auckland, New Zealand begins 3-day lockdown

By The Associated Press NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland has begun a three-day lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community. Health officials say the cases are of the more contagious variant first found in Britain and that genome testing hadn’t linked them to any previous known cases. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the lockdown after an urgent meeting with other top lawmakers in the Cabinet. She says they decided to take a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, America


Covid 19 coronavirus: Testing times for tradies as wild weather collides with alert level jump

Wild weather is colliding with changes to New Zealand's Covid alert levels to create some challenges for plumbers and other tradespeople. TO READ THE HERALD'S FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE CLICK HERE Confusion about the Auckland-Northland... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Auckland Northland


Genesis to bring coal-fired unit out of mothballs as lake levels fall

Genesis Energy said it would bring its third coal-fired 240 megawatt Rankine unit at Huntly out of storage to provide backup generation if current dry conditions persist into the winter.The company said the combination of looming... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Rankine, Huntly, Genesis Energy


Crown Resorts chief Ken Barton resigns amid money laundering scandal

Ken Barton steps down in the wake of allegations of money laundering within the Australian casino chain.
Tags: Business, Ken Barton


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala set to be first African boss of WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to be the first African and female boss of the World Trade Organization.
Tags: Business, WTO, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala


Covid 19: Contactless coffee the order as cafes and restaurants swing seamlessly into alert level 3 action

Auckland's cafes and restaurants have swung back into level 3 action this morning, offering contactless coffees and takeaways at short notice.Constant rain kept the first morning of lockdown quiet in some areas but other cafes reported... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland


Worldometers Count of Cumulative US COVID Deaths Will Pass 500,000 Tomorrow

Worldometers reports a count of over 497,000 total COVID deaths in the USA with about 9 hours left on Sunday Feb 14, 2021. Worldometers had a count of 496,063 total COVID deaths in the USA for Feb... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Australia politics live: Daniel Andrews gives press conference update on Victoria cases; jobseeker in spotlight as parliament returns

Pressure mounts for Coalition to announce a permanent increase to unemployment payment; Australia closes quarantine-free border to New Zealand after coronavirus cases confirmed as UK variant. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Victoria Covid hotspots 11.28pm GMT There is still no word on whether or not the lockdown will be extend, but Daniel Andrews says the numbers so far are “pleasing”:We are well-placed right now, but right now is too early to be definitive about Wednesday eve...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Welfare, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison


Chevrolet just debuted its cheapest 2 EVs yet as part of its massive electric car push - check out the 2022 Bolt EUV and Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. Chevrolet Chevrolet on Sunday took the wraps off of two of its lowest-priced EVs yet.  The new Bolt EUV crossover will start at $33,995, while the Bolt EV hatchback retails for $31,995.  Both vehicles promise a range of at least 250 miles.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The benefits of electric vehicles are numerous: they're better for the environment, need less maintenance, and have significantly lower fueling costs than gas-p...
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Self-proclaimed crypto skeptic Max Levchin says Affirm may have to consider cryptocurrencies if Bitcoin's popularity continues to grow

Max Levchin, founder and CEO of Affirm. Getty Crypto skeptic Max Levchin says Affirm may have to consider cryptocurrencies as a payment option as Bitcoin soars to all-time highs. Fintechs and incumbents alike, including Mastercard, Visa, and PayPal, are leaning into crypto. "I think at some point, skeptic or not, you have to listen to the market," Levchin said in an earnings-day interview with CNBC. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. It seems everyone in payments is wa...
Tags: Finance, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Bitcoin, Payments, Max Levchin, Fintech, Cnbc, Affirm, Mastercard, Litecoin, Levchin, Mastercard Visa, Tech Insider, Shannen Balogh


Here are the 7 GOP senators who voted to convict Trump and are beginning to face backlash from other Republicans

GOP Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania was one of seven senators to vote in favor of Trump's conviction. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial. But seven Republican senators sided with Democrats and voted to convict Trump. They are now beginning to face backlash — and most of it is coming from their Republican colleagues. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Seven Republican senators who voted...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Abc, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives


Australia politics live: jobseeker in spotlight as parliament returns; NZ Covid cases confirmed as UK variant

Pressure mounts for government to announce a permanent increase to unemployment payment ahead of coronavirus supplement expiring next month. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 9.33pm GMT Ben Butler will have more for you very soon - but the Crown CEO Ken Barton has resigned.Helen Coonan will step into interim leadership. 9.27pm GMT Asked the same question about returned Australians and hotel quarantine on Sunday, this is what Greg Hunt said:That would be a matter for national ...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Welfare, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt


Lindsey Graham calls Lara Trump 'the biggest winner' in father-in-law second impeachment trial

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) takes his mask off as he arrives at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested that Lara Trump could be the nominee to run for Sen. Richard Burr's seat. Burr of North Carolina will not run for re-election in 2022.  Burr has faced backlash from his party for voting to convict Trump in the impeachment trial.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. South Carol...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Trends, North Carolina, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Sen Lindsey Graham, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Burr, Richard Burr, GOP Trump, U S Capitol


Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland says he would have voted to convict Trump in Senate impeachment trial

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks at BD Life Sciences on the news of Maryland's purchase of rapid Covid screening tests on September 10, 2020 in Sparks, Md. Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said he would have voted to convict Trump if he were in the Senate. Hogan said that Trump's fate would likely be decided over the next two years. "I think he's still going to face the courts and the court of public opinion," Hogan said. Visit the...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Maryland, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Maine, House Of Representatives, Mitt Romney, Nebraska, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Bill Cassidy


Biden relaunches the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

President Joe Biden signs executive orders as part of the Covid-19 response at the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Biden has relaunched the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. "This is not a nation that can, or will, simply stand by and watch the suffering around us," he said. Melissa Rogers, who led the office from 2013 to 2017, will come back as its executive director. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The White H...
Tags: Politics, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Afp, Melissa Rogers, Systemic Racism, Josh Dickson, Center for Faith


Venture capitalist Balaji Srinivasan reportedly suggested doxxing a journalist who reported on narratives he didn't like

Balaji Srinivasan speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017. Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Tech investor Balaji Srinivasan reportedly suggested siccing 'the Dark Enlightenment audience' on a journalist, the New York Times said. Srinivasan made the comment in a 2013 email to a far-right blogger, the Times reported. Some distrust of the mainstream media has circulated in Silicon Valley for years.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tech inves...
Tags: Media, Privacy, Trends, Tech, New York Times, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, Andreessen Horowitz, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Metz, Free Speech, Srinivasan, Victoria Cavaliere


Guinea declares first Ebola outbreak since 2016, after confirming 7 new cases linked to a funeral

Health workers put on protective gear before entering an Ebola quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu, in Eastern Sierra Leone, December 19, 2014. Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola on Sunday, the country's first reports of the virus since 2016. Three people have died, among seven confirmed cases of Ebola linked to a nurse's funeral. The Guinean health ministry says it has isolated the survivors and begun contact tracing.  Visit the Business section of Insider for...
Tags: Facebook, Ebola, Science, News, Cdc, Africa, International, Trends, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, West Africa, Who, World Health Organization, Congo, Ebola Virus


Three major banks shut branches across Auckland

Three major banks have closed all their Auckland branches for today while others only have selected branches open after the city moved into an alert level 3 lockdown overnight.ASB, BNZ and Kiwibank have all decided to close up their... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Kiwibank, ASB BNZ


The Latest: COVID cases fall in California, but deaths high

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state’s death toll remains persistently high. California on Sunday reported another 408 deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak began to more than 46,840 — the highest in the nation. Despite the grim death count, health officials are confident that California is emerging from its worst surge of the pandemic. The number of patients in hospitals with ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Atlanta



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