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UK: UK Job Support Scheme: Closed - What It Means For Employers - Withers LLP

The Government published a policy paper giving more details on the eligibility criteria, conditions and timescales for making claims under the Job Support Scheme on 22 October.
Tags: UK, News, Government, Employers Withers LLP


Cal State Dominguez Hills program seeks to train math and science teachers for local schools

Carson’s Cal State Dominguez Hills has received a $7.6 million federal grant to train 350 aspiring, low-income math and science teachers for LAUSD schools over the next five years, including those in the South Bay cities of Carson, Gardena and Lomita, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of San Pedro, Wilmington and Harbor City. The Accelerated Preparation Program for Leaders in Education — or APPLE — will give prospective teachers the opportunity to earn credentials for both multiple and single su...
Tags: Apple, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, South Bay, Carson, LA County, San Fernando Valley, San Pedro Wilmington, Lomita, Hamdan, Cal State Dominguez Hills


Trump Threatens ‘Fake News Cartel’ For Reporting ‘COVID, COVID, COVID’

It's a 'conspiracy!' (It's not a conspiracy.)
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, First Amendment, COVID-19, Trump Threatens ` Fake News Cartel


LA County reports 830 coronavirus cases, 4 deaths; Sun Valley church holds another indoor service

The totals reduced by scaled-back weekend record-keeping, Los Angeles County officials reported 830 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, Oct. 25. Meanwhile, a Sun Valley church ensnared in a legal battle with public health officials over public gatherings held its latest indoor service. The county inched closer to the grim milestone of 300,000 confirmed cases, climbing to 299,760 on Sunday. The county grew closer to another dreaded threshold, 7,000 deaths, with Sunday’s four new deaths bringing t...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Mike Pence, Los Angeles County, Sun Valley, LA County, Grace Community Church, City News Service, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


LA County officials report 17 new deaths and 2,173 cases of coronavirus

The totals again boosted by a backlog spurred by technical problems, Los Angeles County officials reported 17 new deaths and 2,173 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, Oct. 24. At least 1,200 of the cases were part of a logjam of cases caused by technical issues with data reporting systems last week, public health officials said. The update increased the county’s totals to 298,937 positive cases since the pandemic began and 6,989 deaths. Testing results are available for about 3 million people now,...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, LA County, City News Service, Top Stories LADN


Facebook and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress in November on how they handled the election

Shortly after voting to move forward with a pair of subpoenas, the Senate Judiciary Committee has reached an agreement that will see the CEOs of two major social platforms testify voluntarily in November. The hearing will be the second major congressional appearance by tech CEOs arranged this month. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will answer questions at the hearing, set for November 17 — two weeks after election day. The Republican-led committee is chaired by South Caro...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Jack Dorsey, South Carolina, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Lindsey Graham


LA needs to ‘aggressively’ cut services, costs as projected revenue gap may hit $600 million

The city of Los Angeles’s fiscal outlook has worsened, and leaders will need to cut services “aggressively,” including potentially moving forward with layoffs, in order to find as much as $600 million to close the revenue gap in this year’s budget, the municipality’s top budget adviser said in a report released Friday, Oct. 23. City officials had previously been projecting that amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, revenues could come up short by between $200 million and $400 million. But in a ne...
Tags: Health, Politics, Budget, News, California, Washington, France, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Eric Garcetti, LA County, Garcetti


Stat Of The Week: Offshoring Of US Jobs Persists

A look at some numbers behind ‘America First.’
Tags: Law, Government, US, International Trade, Regulation, Nafta


LA County, city advancing plans for coronavirus rapid testing program

Two months after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a coordinated effort to establish wide-scale use of rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests, local health officials are poised to announce details of a pilot program next week that will employ an FDA-approved test and assess the feasibility of its widespread use. “There’s a lot of work that goes into developing plans and implementing these sorts of studies, and we are very excited about the partnership with the city of L.A. and USC that we have ma...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Fda, Pasadena, Eric Garcetti, Usc, County, Simon, Department of Public Health


Senate subpoenas could force Zuckerberg and Dorsey to testify on New York Post controversy

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of issuing subpoenas for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Thursday, meaning that there might be two big tech CEO hearings on the horizon. Republicans in the committee declared their interest in a hearing on “the platforms’ censorship of New York Post articles” after social networks limited the reach of a dubious story purporting to contain hacked materials implicating Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, in impropriety involving a Ukrai...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, Fox News, Graham, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Trump


Representatives propose bill limiting Presidential internet ‘kill switch’

A pair of U.S. Representatives — one from each party — are proposing a law that would limit the President’s ability to shut down the internet at will. That may not strike you as an imminent threat, but federal police disappearing protestors into unmarked vans probably didn’t either, until a couple months ago. Let’s keep an open mind. The President has the power under the Communications Act’s Section 706 to order the shutdown of some communications infrastructure in an emergency. While this was l...
Tags: Fcc, Congress, Government, White House, Russia, US, Tech, United States, Tom Wheeler, Michael Chertoff, Anna Eshoo, Bruce Schneier, Jessica Rosenworcel, General Accountability Office, Morgan Griffith, Eshoo


TV’s Most Iconic Lawyers Want Real Lawyers To Help Protect Election 2020

Take action, lawyers. Help safeguard the election on November 3.
Tags: Television, Celebrities, Law, Government, Quote Of The Day, Election 2020


Lane Sherman, mother of Rep. Brad Sherman, dies at 91 in Reseda

Lane Sherman, mother of longtime Rep. Brad Sherman and long known as a consummate volunteer for Democratic-based causes in Southern California since the 1960s and a generous donor to many Jewish and liberal crusades, has died. Sherman passed away Oct. 11 at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda, where she lived since moving to the San Fernando Valley. She was 91. Rep. Brad Sherman A celebration of her life will be at Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue in Encino sometime next year. According to h...
Tags: Japan, Politics, News, Congress, Government, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Obituaries, Community, Obituary, Miami, Philadelphia, Sherman


Blighted L.A. area will become home to state’s first public boarding high school

These two city blocks on Vermont and Manchester, vacant since the LA riots in 1992, will be transformed into the state’s first public boarding high school, affordable apartments, a Metro Job and Innovation Center, and retail stores after a ground breaking on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) An artist’s rendering of the Vermont Manchester Transit Priority Project, which will transform a dirt lot the size of two city blocks that has been blighted f...
Tags: Business, News, Education, California, Washington, La, Government, Charity, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Soccer, Manchester, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Vermont


Special districts push for slice of California’s coronavirus relief pie

The prickly issue of financial help for state and local governments — hammered by COVID-related dips in tax revenue — has been like rocks in the dance shoes of Democrats and Republicans as they execute the latest coronavirus-relief minuet. While Democrats want $436 billion for state and local governments, Republicans refuse to “bail out” what they call “poorly run” and “mismanaged governments,” many of which happen to be in blue states. In California, sales tax collections are down nearly 5% thi...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Government, Senate, Sport, Soccer, House, Fema, Lausd, Smith, Garcia, Legislature, Los Angeles County, South Bay, U S Department of Homeland Security


Four private schools in L.A. County granted waivers to reopen for TK-2 students

Four private schools in Los Angeles County can start welcoming students in transitional kindergarten through the second grade back to campus. The list, made public on Wednesday, Oct. 21, marks the first time area schools have been given the go-ahead to reopen for its youngest students under a waiver program the county approved late last month. The schools that have been granted the waivers are Holy Angels School in Arcadia, Kadima Day School in West Hills, Los Encinos School in Encino and Rabbi ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Local News, Arcadia, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors


Join The Blue Men’s Group Girlcott Of South Carolina To Replace Lindsey Graham With Jaime Harrison

If you want to join the girlcott, all you have to do is commit to visiting South Carolina sometime in 2021 (whenever it is safe, pandemic-wise) and to spending some money there, if and only if Jaime Harrison wins the Senate seat.
Tags: Law, Finance, Government, Senate, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Boycott, Jaime Harrison, Girlcott, Blue Men 's Group Girlcott Of South Carolina


LA County reports 713 new coronavirus cases, but tech issues keep the numbers low

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 39 new coronavirus-related deaths and 713 new cases on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Officials blamed the reduced number of cases, and their late arrival Tuesday, on technical problems with data-reporting systems. The numbers lifted the county’s totals since the pandemic began to 290,009 positive cases and 6,912 deaths. Officials said 2,913,000 individuals have now been tested, with 9% testing positive. The number of people hospitalized with the vi...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Department of Public Health, Rams Chargers, LA County, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN


Equity Shot: The DoJ, Google and what the suit could mean for startups

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It’s a big day in tech because the U.S. federal government is going after Google on anti-competitive grounds. Sure, the timing appears crassly political and the case is not picking up huge plaudits thus far for its air-tightness, but that doesn’t mean we can ignore it. So Danny and I got on the horn to chat it up for about 10 minutes to fill you in. For reference...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Government, Tech, Department Of Justice, Danny, Equity podcast, DOJ Google


Investors appear to shrug at antitrust lawsuit aimed at Google

Investors do not seem concerned that the Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit against Google earlier today. The suit, seen by some as a stunt near the election, is one of a multi-part push to change the face of the technology industry, which has seen its wealth and power expand in recent years. For example, technology companies now constitute nearly 40% of the value of the S&P 500, ahead of a 1999-era 37% share, according to The Wall Street Journal. At the same time, the rising tide lif...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Government, Tech, Eu, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Alphabet, Alphabet Microsoft Amazon


Trump says ‘nobody gets hacked’ but forgot his hotel chain was hacked — twice

According to President Trump speaking at a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona, on Monday, “nobody gets hacked.” You don’t need someone who covers security day in and day out to call bullshit on this one. “Nobody gets hacked. To get hacked you need somebody with 197 IQ and he needs about 15 percent of your password,” Trump said, referencing the recent suspension of C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully, who admitted falsely claiming his Twitter account was hacked this week after sending a tweet to ...
Tags: Security, Government, White House, Tech, Sabre, Trump, Tucson Arizona, Anthony Scaramucci, Steve Scully, 2020 Election


LAUSD Superintendent Beutner questions L.A. County’s coronavirus priorities

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner called into question Monday, Oct. 19, the priorities of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Board of Supervisors in choosing to allow certain business sectors to reopen before the vast majority of schools. As schools largely remain closed, the department allowed a series of openings in recent weeks including at outdoor casino cardrooms, breweries and parks as well as indoor malls and nail salons in accordanc...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Disneyland, Pasadena, Ucla


Elections 2020: In L.A. County, what happens to your ballot once you drop it off at a box?

With all the talk lately about dropping off early ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election, there’s also the question of what happens to a ballot once it is dropped off at an official drop-off box or a U.S. Post Office box. The question has taken center stage as President Donald Trump continuously casts doubt on the integrity of the process. With unauthorized ballot boxes popping up in Los Angeles County, coupled with massive numbers of people voting early this year, it’s a reasonable question to...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, General Election, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Pomona, McDonald, Los Angeles County, Downey, Board of Supervisors, LA County


Who regulates social media?

Social media platforms have repeatedly found themselves in the United States government’s crosshairs over the last few years, as it has been progressively revealed just how much power they really wield, and to what purposes they’ve chosen to wield it. But unlike, say, a firearm or drug manufacturer, there is no designated authority who says what these platforms can and can’t do. So who regulates them? You might say everyone and no one. Now, it must be made clear at the outset that these companie...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Europe, Instagram, Fcc, Social Networks, Congress, California, France, Government, Social Media


La Cañada students say thank you to Monrovia firefighters

The first responders battled a mammoth fire for weeks. And students from La Cañada Elementary School responded, too, to say “thank you.” Students from La Cañada Elementary School wrote and delivered thank you cards to the Monrovia Fire Department for fighting the Bobcat fire. The students, from left: Kyle Pollard, Katelyn Redfern, Nicholas Redfern and Dustin Damico. Courtesy photo Last week, the students wrote and delivered notes and cards of gratitude to Monrovia firefighters who battled th...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Monrovia, Edison, San Gabriel Valley, La Canada, Sylmar, Angeles National Forest, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories WDN