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Covid live: world scrambles to combat Omicron variant; New York declares ‘disaster emergency’

ECDC follows WHO in threat assessment of new variant; countries bar foreign nationals from several southern African nations; UK sees most new infections for a monthFirst European case of new Covid variant detected in BelgiumB.1.1.529 variant ‘most worrying we’ve seen’, says UK medical adviserWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?Tell us: how are you affected by the southern Africa travel restrictions?Hungary needs to increase the number of people taking booster shots against C...
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'The best there ever was': Jake Gyllenhaal, Barbra Streisand, more react to Stephen Sondheim's death

Musical artists and celebrities paid tribute to Stephen Sondheim, the musical theater titan who died Friday at age 91.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Omicron Covid variant: Greg Hunt backflips as Australia shuts border to southern Africa

Australians attempting to return home from southern Africa will be allowed into the country, but ordered into mandatory hotel quarantineFollow the Australia news live blogOmicron: everything you need to know about new Covid variant Covid live: world scrambles to combat Omicron variant; New York declares ‘disaster emergency’Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingAustralia has suspended flights from nine southern African countries and closed its borders to any foreign nationals who h...
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India: Impact Of Medical Devices (Amendment) Rules 2020 On PPE And PPE Components - SUO Law

With the prevalence of COVID-19 and the consequent lockdown, various entities, Small Scale Industries, MSMEs, Start-ups have entered into the manufacturing of PPE kits, ...
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Portland’s Robert Covington Fined For Mask Throwing Outburst Against Sacramento Kings

The NBA today announced that Portland Trail Blazers power forward Robert Covington has been fined $15,000 for tossing his mask at an official in Sacramento on Wednesday. Following a second-quarter incident against the Sacramento Kings, Covington was dismissed from the game and was also given a technical foul. With Larry Nance Jr. starting at power forward in the second half, the Blazers lost by four points in a dismal fourth-quarter performance. DeAaron Fox, the Kings’ point guard, was also dism...
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United States: Supporting The Future Of Primary Care In California Through Aligned Hybrid Payment Models - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

The vision of primary care as the foundation for all health care is one shared by many who work in and around the U.S. health care system.
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Australia live news updates: Greg Hunt closes border to southern Africa in response to Omicron Covid variant; five deaths and new protests in Victoria

Australians attempting to return from nine African nations to be subject to hotel quarantineCovid live: WHO names new variant ‘Omicron’; US and Canada bring in travel curbsQueensland Human Rights Commission flooded with inquiries due to Covid border confusionGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingNew South Wales double-dose vaccination rates have hit 94.5% for people over 16.For those 12-15, the rates are also increasing rapidly. 81.2% have had a single dose; 76.2% are fully vaccin...
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At least 19 killed in central Mexico bus crash

At least 19 people were killed and 20 more injured on Friday when a passenger bus traveling on a highway in central Mexico crashed into a house, authorities said.
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UK: Four Tet Hoping To Become Five Tet? Musical Artist Royalties In The Music Streaming Era - Marks & Clerk

Having had the pleasure of watching Four Tet on numerous occasions, including recently at the Warehouse Project in Manchester...
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United States: Vaccination Mandate For Federal Contractors, Which Applies In Most Higher Education Settings, Preempts Contrary State Laws For Now - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

President Biden's Executive Order 14042 (EO 14042) requires covered federal contractor employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, if they are not entitled to an accommodation due to disability or religion.
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Can art fix a city’s problems beyond the gallery walls?

A major new art exhibition in Manchester bills itself as "a manual for social change".
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Portugal: The HQA Visa For Highly Qualified Professionals | INSIDE PORTUGAL EP09 (Podcast) - Caiado Guerreiro

For this episode, we put together immigration lawyer Margarida Torres and Laura Bock Blumes from Empowered Startups to talk about the HQA Visa in Portugal.
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Archaeologists unearth mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old in Peru

Remains found inside an underground structure were tied up by ropes and with the hands covering the faceA team of experts has found a mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old on Peru’s central coast, one of the archaeologists who participated in the excavation said.The mummified remains were of a person from the culture that developed between the coast and mountains of the South American country. The mummy, whose gender was not identified, was discovered in the Lima region, said archaeologis...
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Worldwide: USTR Terminates Section 301 Actions On Digital Services Taxes In Austria, France, Italy, Spain And The United Kingdom; Treasury Announces DST Agreement With Turkey - WilmerHale

On November 19, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it would terminate the actions it had taken under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to digital services taxes (DSTs)...
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World Races To Contain New ‘Omicron’ COVID-19 Variant

Early evidence suggests it carries an increased risk of reinfection compared with other highly transmissible variants, the World Health Organization said.
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United States: Parameters For At-Home Vehicle Delivery By Dealers Codified In North Carolina - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

In September 2021, North Carolina became the first state to amend its dealer statute to expressly permit at-home vehicle delivery in connection with the sale of new and used cars.
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Thailand: Can An Employer Terminate An Employee For Cause Because Of Testing Positive For COVID-19? - Nishimura & Asahi

Although the Thai Government decided to relieve lockdown measures recently, certain areas and provinces are still considered not safe to travel to. Therefore, it is not uncommon at the moment for employers ...
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Canada: SCC Addresses Implied Assurance Of Coverage From Continued Defence - Theall Group LLP

Common law courts have developed a variety of fairness doctrines under the rubric of "estoppel" that preclude reneging on express or implied assurances.1 The Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision...
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United States: Securities Law Advisory: SEC Proposes Amendments To Rules Governing Proxy Voting Advice - Alston & Bird

Our Securities Group explains how the Securities and Exchange Commission is reassessing a pair of 2020 rules that directly affected how proxy advisory firms could timely deliver independent proxy voting advice to their clients.
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By-election: Tory wobbles in true blue Bexley?

The BBC's Ione Wells visits Old Bexley and Sidcup in south-east London ahead of the by-election.
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United States: SEC Adopts Universal Proxy Rules - Mayer Brown

On November 17, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted mandatory universal proxy rules that will apply for all contested director elections.
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New Zealand: Business Requirements For Vaccinated Workforce And Customers - Envoy Global, Inc.

The government of New Zealand announced the My Vaccine Pass that will be required in order to enter some businesses beginning 3 Dec. 2021.
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Stephen Sondheim’s Most Memorable Songs

In his 91-year life, prolific composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim crafted some of Broadway’s most iconic tunes. From “West Side Story” to “Into the Woods,” his music has stood the test of time and cemented him as a theater legend. The Broadway community paid tribute to Sondheim on Friday, with longtime collaborator Bernadette Peters writing, […]
Tags: Into The Woods, News, Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Broadway, Company, Sondheim, West Side Story


Canada issues weather 'red alert' for British Columbia

Environment Canada has issued its first "red alert" for British Columbia ahead of what officials are characterizing as a dangerous weather system expected to push more atmospheric rivers into the province.
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Canada issues weather 'red alert' for BC

Environment Canada has issued its first "red alert" for British Columbia ahead of what officials are characterizing as a dangerous weather system expected to push more atmospheric rivers into the province.
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Canada: Parenting In A Pandemic: To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate? - Clark Wilson LLP

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced co-parents to make difficult decisions about parenting schedules, social distancing, online schooling, masks, and now vaccinations.
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Australia live news updates: Greg Hunt closes border to southern Africa in response to Omicron Covid variant; five deaths in Victoria; new NSW flood warnings

Australian government is expected to update travel advice for those going to or from countries where Omicron Covid variant foundCovid live: WHO names new variant ‘Omicron’; US and Canada bring in travel curbsQueensland Human Rights Commission flooded with inquiries due to Covid border confusionGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingNew South Wales double-dose vaccination rates have hit 94.5% for people over 16.For those 12-15, the rates are also increasing rapidly. 81.2% have had a...
Tags: Science, Australia, Africa, US, Australia news, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Victoria, Greg Hunt, South Wales, Human Rights Commission, Coronavirus, Omicron Covid


Madonna Slams Instagram For Censoring Her Nipple In Photo Series

She angrily reposts the photo series using a heart over the body part that so upset social media platform.
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