A lot of Tech and a lot Service Industries. I always thought work from home would lead to job losses. If you can be outsourced, that means your job can be outsourcedBetter get that resume tuned up...
A wave of layoffs is sweeping the US. Here are firms that have announced cuts so far, from Carvana to Netflix.
- In the first few months of 2022, a wave of layoffs swept across American business.
- The cuts stem from slower business growth, paired with rising labor costs.
- The layoffs cut across industries, from mortgage lending to digital-payment processing.
A wave of layoffs is sweeping the US. Here are firms that have announced cuts so far, from Shopify to Tesla.The reason behind the layoffs, broadly, is twofold: business growth is slowing, while labor costs are increasing.www.businessinsider.com
Government data suggests the first two shots offer little protection against an Omicron infection — "There's almost no protection," Tam said earlier this month — and data from other countries similarly suggest the primary series offers negligible levels of protection against transmission.
Duclos said every Canadian adult should have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the last nine months. Canadians who got a shot last summer are no longer "up to date," he said, and they need to roll up their sleeves now for a booster.
To that end, Duclos said Canada will no longer call people who've had two doses "fully vaccinated." But he didn't say if the government's vaccine mandates will be adjusted to dictate people have three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
I must have not been paying attention a year and a half ago when Dr. Tam first said “there’s almost no protection”….oh wait, she didn’t.
And Health Minister Duclos says:
And people wonder why there is eroding trust in our Government??
Mandatory random COVID-19 testing for fully vaccinated air travellers resuming next week
Darren Major · CBC News · Posted: Jul 14, 2022 9:17 AM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
The federal government has announced that it will be resuming mandatory random COVID-19 testing for international travellers arriving at four major airports next week.
Ottawa had initially suspended random testing for fully vaccinated travellers last month after airport authorities urged the government to drop the program, saying it was causing long delays at airports, although testing remained in place for those not considered fully vaccinated.
But fully vaccinated travellers will once again be subject to mandatory testing, although the government is moving the testing out of airports to nearby off-site locations, such as pharmacies. Travellers can also book a virtual self-swab appointment.
Fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal could be subject to random testing starting Tuesday
To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, a person must have received two doses of a recognized vaccine (like Pfizer, Moderna or Astra-Zeneca) or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Detecting new strainsThe government maintains that random testing for air travellers is necessary to help detect new COVID-19 variants.
"As demand for travel increases across the world, today's announcement marks an important step in our progress to streamline testing processes outside our airports while preventing the further spread of COVID-19," Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said in a press release.
Those selected for random testing must complete the test within one day of their arrival, the government says.
A spokesperson for Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA), the organization that runs Toronto's Pearson International Airport, said they were "pleased" that testing was moving offsite.
The GTAA had been one of the most vocal critics of the government prior to the suspension of random testing. The spokesperson said stopping testing at the airport has reduced delays. "The temporary pause in mandatory random testing at airports was helpful as it resulted in a smoother experience for arriving passengers," the spokesperson said in a statement.
People fearful of the government being able to track them and posting about it on social media via their cellphone are my favourites.
Actually, even if it fits in my wheelhouse the other guy becomes my foil.Yup, real funny guy Bruce. Just fucking hilarious. If it doesn't fit your wheelhouse, the other guy becomes your foil.
I can't speak to the techniques or technology, but I can definitely speak to the legalities of this, and maybe ease some concerns, if anyone is willing to tolerate any more 'law nerd' out of me.Most of them are probably beneath the effort but...
The RCMP says it needs to use malware because encryption has made surveillance “exponentially more difficult.”
OTTAWA, Ont. — In a “remarkable” disclosure, Canada’s national police force has described for the first time how it uses spyware to infiltrate mobile devices and collect data, including by remotely turning on the camera and microphone of a suspect’s phone or laptop.