JP Morgan to lift ban on hiring unvaccinated individuals

JP Morgan to lift ban on hiring unvaccinated individuals

This post was originally published on this siteU.S.-based multinational financial institution JPMorgan Chase & Co. has announced it will lift its ban on not hiring individuals due to their unvaccinated status.In a memo obtained by Bloomberg News, JPMorgan said it will also end mandatory…

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This Michigan ‘freedom convoy’ was a complete dud

This Michigan ‘freedom convoy’ was a complete dud

This post was originally published on this site A right-wing protest against COVID-19 mandates and supporting election fraud conspiracies at the Michigan Capitol building off the blockades at the border that shut down the Ambassador Bridge for a week has failed to gain traction for the last week. Around 10...

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Police issue warning to protesters to leave Canada capital

Police issue warning to protesters to leave Canada capital

This post was originally published on this site Canadian police on Wednesday warned demonstrators opposed to Covid rules who have clogging Ottawa streets for nearly three weeks to leave or face possible arrest, fines and seizures of their trucks. Federal authorities, meanwhile, negotiated a peaceful end to the last of...

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‘Freedom Convoy’ donations are about half Canadian, half from U.S., leaked data show

‘Freedom Convoy’ donations are about half Canadian, half from U.S., leaked data show

As Canadian law enforcement dismantles “Freedom Convoy” protests blocking U.S.-Canada border crossings, the effective blockade of the capital, Ottawa, shows no signs of breaking up. Ottawa Police Services chief Peter Sloly stepped down Tuesday amid criticism of his tepid, ineffective response to the entrenched, disciplined, and logistically sophisticated occupation. As news of Sloly’s departure reached the central protest encampment, “jubilant honking blared through the city,” The New York Times reports.
“High above the clot of trucks on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, in hotel rooms just out of the fray, are the war rooms behind the operation,” run by “a team of self-appointed leaders, some with military and right-wing organizing backgrounds,” the Times reports. “On the ground,” captains oversee each occupied road and block, checking in “on the drivers ensconced in their cabs, delivering things like hot breakfasts — doling out so much food that some protesters said they have to turn it away.”
This all takes serious resources. Earlier in the three-week occupation, Sloly said a “significant” part of the funding was coming from the U.S. A hack of Christian crowdfunding site GiveGoSend on Sunday shows he was right: 56 percent of the 92,844 cataloged donors are American, according to an analysis of the leaked data by Canada’s Globe and Mail. 
On the other hand, about 52 percent of the nearly $9 million in documented donations came from Canada, versus 42 percent from the U.S., The Washington Post said. The largest single non-anonymous donation, $90,000, appears to have come from Silicon Valley billionaire Thomas Siebel. “Large donations were so significant that the top 1 percent of donors accounted for 20 per cent of all donations,” the Globe and Mail reports. “The top 10 per cent, meanwhile, accounted for nearly 50 percent of all donations. The Post broke down the U.S. donations by zip code.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act on Monday to give law enforcement more tools to dismantle the occupation in Ottawa and at border crossings, and a key part of the strategy “is about following the money,” Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday. “This is about stopping the financing of these illegal blockades.”
Canadian security analyst Jessica Davis told the CBC on Tuesday she doesn’t think freezing the accounts of protesters and organizers will immediately dissolve the Ottawa protest, but it could make life very difficult for them in the medium term.

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1,430 unvaccinated New York City workers fired, thousands more could follow: Live COVID updates

1,430 unvaccinated New York City workers fired, thousands more could follow: Live COVID updates

This post was originally published on this siteNew York City has fired more than 1,400 workers who failed to comply with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Latest news.     

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US-Canada bridge reopens, ending weeklong trucker protest over COVID mandates: Latest updates

US-Canada bridge reopens, ending weeklong trucker protest over COVID mandates: Latest updates

This post was originally published on this siteThe bridge linking Detroit to Windsor was open for traffic Monday after a week of angry protests against COVID-19 mandates. Latest updates.     

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Canada’s Ontario declares state of emergency over ‘illegal’ trucker protest

Canada’s Ontario declares state of emergency over ‘illegal’ trucker protest

This post was originally published on this site Canada’s Ontario province declared a state of emergency on Friday, amid the ongoing trucker protests against COVID mandates, Premier Doug Ford told reporters. “I will convene Cabinet to use legal authorities to urgently enact orders that will make crystal clear it is...

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Biden administration to withdraw Covid-19 vaccination and testing regulation aimed at large businesses

Biden administration to withdraw Covid-19 vaccination and testing regulation aimed at large businesses

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration is withdrawing its Covid-19 vaccination and testing regulation aimed at large businesses, following the Supreme Court’s decision to block the rule earlier this month.

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Georgia Republicans push bill banning all government mandates of ‘any vaccination’ including in public schools

Georgia Republicans push bill banning all government mandates of ‘any vaccination’ including in public schools

This post was originally published on this site Georgia Senate Republicans are pushing a bill that would end any requirements for any vaccinations by any state or local government agency or office in the Peach State, including vaccines for children entering public school. The bill also bans any government agency...

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