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Canada: Supreme Court Of Canada Rules Nevsun Can Be Sued In Canada For Events In Eritrea - MLT Aikins LLP

Nevsun Resources Ltd. ("Nevsun"), a publicly traded British Columbia corporation, built and operated the Bisha mine in Eritrea.
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Canada: British Columbia Government Announces Housing Initiative Amid COVID-19 Crisis - Fasken

On March 25, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Province of British Columbia announced a housing plan to help provide assistance to residential landlords and tenants, and further the goals for ...
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Canada: British Columbia's COVID-19 Action Plan - Fasken

On March 23, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Province of British Columbia announced a $5 billion COVID-19 Action Plan to help provide immediate economic relief to people and businesses, ...
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COVID Journalism: Episodes 1-3

I have been interviewing experts in COVID-19 to give journalists advice about how to cover the crisis. In our Social Journalism program at the Newmark Journalism School, we believe community journalism must start with listening to the community. Well, science journalism must start with listening to the scientists. This is why I have been maintaining a COVID Twitter list of more than 500 credentialed, relevant experts. So I have spoken so far with an epidemiologist, an infectious disease ...
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Canada: British Columbia Announces COVID-19 Action Plan - Bennett Jones LLP

On March 23, 2020, British Columbia introduced a range of measures aimed at helping both the public and businesses cope with the economic implications of COVID-19.
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Canada: New Leaves Of Absence For B.C. Employees, No Relief For B.C. Employers - Lawson Lundell LLP

On March 23, 2020, the British Columbia government passed two amendments to the B.C. Employment Standards Act, RSBC 1996, c. 113. There are now two new unpaid
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Canada: Amendments To British Columbia Employment Standards To Allow Unpaid COVID-19-Related Leave - MLT Aikins LLP

On March 23, 2020, the government of British Columbia announced Bill 16-2020: Employment Standards Amendment Act (No. 2), 2020...
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Canadians can still expect weeks or months of distancing measures, Trudeau says

OTTAWA — Some provinces and health officials saw glimmers of hope in the country's COVID-19 numbers on Monday, even as the prime minister warned that Canadians shouldn't expect life to return to normal any time soon.Speaking in Ottawa, Justin Trudeau said officials will have a better idea of how long the crisis will last once models and predictions are developed, but success will depend on how fully Canadians practise distancing habits."To stay at home, to continue this period of isola...
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UPenn students recreated their campus on 'Minecraft' in painstaking detail while stuck at home — take a look

Students at the University of Pennsylvania are recreating their campus on "Minecraft" after COVID-19 ended their semester early. Events including graduations and weddings have been moved online to "Minecraft," "Animal Crossing," and other online games since the coronavirus spread throughout the world. Most US colleges have moved to remote learning for the rest of the semester Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The school year at the University of Pennsylvania, like most other...
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Washington’s Forests, Elk Habitat Get $880K Upgrade

Washington State to receive more than $800K for wildlife conservation. Missoula, MT -(AmmoLand.com)-  The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $880,232 of grant funding toward Washington wildlife habitat enhancement and scientific research. RMEF directly granted $306,741 and leveraged an additional $573,491 in partner funding. “These funds will pay for a variety of treatments including forest thinning, meadow restoration, prescribed burning, noxious weed treatment, aspen rest...
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Private-equity giant Carlyle bought a stake in a startup that uses AI to judge how much you smile in interviews, and now it's offering the tech for free to its portfolio companies

As businesses shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, a record number of Americans have been left jobless. Under shelter in place conditions, people are still looking for work and businesses are still looking to hire. Private equity giant The Carlyle Group bought a majority stake in HireVue last year, and it's offering HireVue's platform to its portfolio companies for free during the pandemic. Carlyle is looking to support its tech and business services companies that do either undergraduate ...
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Wall Street's new disaster playbook; top restructuring lawyers

  Welcome to Wall Street Insider, where we take you behind the scenes of the finance team's biggest scoops and deep dives from the past week.  If you aren't yet a subscriber to Wall Street Insider, you can sign up here. Wall Street has had to quickly adapt to a new work-from-home reality, and firms are already thinking about how the coronavirus will transform the way they work in the long run — Tradeweb's CEO has called the shift to remote work a "fundamental game changer" when it comes to busin...
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Columbia Classics 4K UHD Collection Coming to Shelves in June!

Columbia Classics 4K UHD Collection coming to shelves in June! Columbia Pictures has announced a special collection of six of its iconic films, the Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection, which will see six films coming to 4K UHD for the first time, including Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia and more! RELATED: Scream Factory Unveils New Titles, Including The Evil of Frankenstein! The collector’s set, which also features Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Worrying and Lo...
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‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ singer-songwriter Bill Withers dies at 81

By MARK KENNEDY Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81. The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died on Monday in Los Angeles, the statement said. His death comes as the public has drawn inspiration from his music during th...
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College Hockey Report: Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick Finalists

2020 has been an odd year, to say the least. The COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly stopped the world, including all intercollegiate athletics. The virus stopped the college hockey season right as conference tournaments were getting underway. Now, for the first time since 1947, no team will be named National Champion. Related: Top 10 Hobey Baker Winners of All-Time However, just because the biggest prize in college hockey has been nixed, the biggest individual award will still be handed out....
Tags: Sport, North Dakota, Maine, Ncaa, Hockey, Columbia, Providence, University Of Vermont, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Ryan Miller, Boston College, Jonathan Toews, St Louis Blues, Arizona State, Michigan State University


What We Need To Understand About Asymptomatic Carriers If We’re Going to Beat Coronavirus

This story was first published at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., around the last week of February, I joked to a colleague that maybe now, finally, people would learn how to wash their hands properly. My remark revealed a naive assumption I had at the time, which was that all we needed to do to keep the novel...
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Canada: Ministerial Order Details Relief Measures For Residential Landlords & Tenants In British Columbia - Lawson Lundell LLP

On March 25, 2020, the Government of British Columbia announced a number of relief measures for residential tenants and landlords in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Voices in AI – Episode 110: A Conversation with Didem Un Ates

[voices_in_ai_byline] About this Episode On Episode 110 of Voices in AI, Byron speaks with Didem Un Ates, the Senior Director of AI customer and partner engagement for Microsoft about Artificial Intelligence. Listen to this episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm. I’m Byron Reese. Today, my guest is Didem Un Ates. She is with Microsoft and her title is the Senior Director of AI Customer and Partne...
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Starving pancreatic cancer of cysteine may kill tumor cells

In a new study of mice, Columbia researchers have found that an experimental drug that breaks down the amino acid cysteine slows pancreatic tumor growth by causing ferroptosis, an unusual form of cell death.
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Foreclosure activity hits lowest point in 15 years

There were a total of 48,004 properties with foreclosure filings in February 2020, the lowest number since Attom began tracking the data in April 2005.
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The coronavirus is upending medical research for cancer to heart disease, as dozens of biotechs put clinical trials on hold

The coronavirus is making things difficult for researchers trying to find cures to for diseases like cancer, heart disease, and neurological disorders. While sick patients are increasingly confined to their homes, drug makers are trying to get creative about how to get them their medication and monitor the results. Some trials and studies, however, have been delayed indefinitely. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The novel coronavirus has upended clinical trials as medical c...
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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on April 1, 2020:There are 8,591 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada._ Quebec: 4,162 confirmed (including 31 deaths, 1 resolved)_ Ontario: 1,966 confirmed (including 33 deaths, 534 resolved)_ British Columbia: 1,013 confirmed (including 24 deaths, 507 resolved)_ Alberta: 754 confirmed (including 9 deaths, 120 resolved)_ Saskatchewan: 184 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 21 resolved)_ Newfoundland and Lab...
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Canada: Employment Obligations During The COVID-19 Crisis - Watson Goepel LLP

On March 17, 2020, the Province of British Columbia declared COVID-19 a "public health emergency". The realities of a global pandemic could not be foreseen just a couple of months ago.
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How the 2020 MBA class can make itself marketable in the middle of any crisis, from a Columbia dean who guided students through the Great Recession and turned anxiety into action

The coronavirus will have some impact on MBA recruiting for internships and full-time jobs, but it's still too early to know exactly how the job market will shape up.  Business Insider spoke to Regina Resnick, senior associate dean at Columbia Business School and senior managing director of the career management center, about how the school is counseling students.  Resnick said that the career center has two pieces of advice for students dealing with the ambiguity: take control of what you can...
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Columbia's head of MBA career services shares her advice for students worried about jobs — and highlights how the 2008 financial crisis created opportunities to transform industries

The coronavirus will have some impact on MBA recruiting for internships and full-time jobs, but it's still too early to know exactly how the job market will shape up.  Business Insider spoke to Regina Resnick, senior associate dean at Columbia Business School and senior managing director of the career management center, about how the school is counseling students.  Resnick said that the career center has two pieces of advice for students dealing with the ambiguity: take control of what you can...
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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:55 p.m. on March 29, 2020:There are 6,280 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada._ Quebec: 2,840 confirmed (including 22 deaths, 1 resolved)_ Ontario: 1,355 confirmed (including 23 deaths, 8 resolved)_ British Columbia: 884 confirmed (including 17 deaths, 396 resolved)_ Alberta: 621 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 33 resolved)_ Saskatchewan: 156 confirmed (including 3 resolved)_ Newfoundland and Labrador: 135 conf...
Tags: News, World, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Quebec, Alberta, Columbia, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Manitoba, The Canadian Press, Labrador, Edward Island


What’s the origin of the ‘well-dressed, articulate, educated gay man’ stereotype?

From Stanford in Sex and the City to George in My Best Friend’s Wedding and even David in Schitt’s Creek, we’re overwhelmed with stereotypical depictions of gay men as witty, well-groomed, and well-spoken (and, unfortunately, disproportionately white). But as one Redditor recently asked, where does that trope even come from? from askgaybros Other Reddit users readily replied with theories. “Gay men from the upper class or bourgeoisie were more likely to be ‘out’ for c...
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Columbia scientists provide new insights into how mutations in a gene cause ALS

Columbia scientists have provided new insights into how mutations in a gene called TBK1 cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that robs patients of movement, speech and ultimately, their lives.
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Scientists identify gene that first slows, then accelerates, progression of ALS in mice

Columbia scientists have provided new insights into how mutations in a gene called TBK1 cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that robs patients of movement, speech and ultimately, their lives. The researchers found that ALS-associated mutations in TBK1 can have both positive and negative effects on the progression of disease in mice genetically modified to have ALS-like symptoms.
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Feds Charge Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro With Drug Trafficking

The Department of Justice on Thursday unveiled narco-terrorism charges against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other senior government officials, alleging they participated in the country’s illegal drug trafficking system and collaborated with a leftist Colombian guerrilla group to export cocaine to the United States. The president, along with five other Venezuelan officials, were all slapped with narco-terrorism, drug trafficking, and weapons charges by the Southern District of New York...
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