Covid-19




NotaryCam Named to HousingWire’s 2021 Tech100 Real Estate Winners List

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC), announced today that Stewart-owned NotaryCam®, a pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortg… [+3264 chars]... read more (Business Wire)



Fired COVID-19 incident commander alleges internal strife during Boulder County’s early pandemic response

Boulder Countys early response to the COVID-19 pandemic was marred by internal power struggles and misogyny that culminated in the firing of the female coronavirus incident commander for Boulder Coun… [+2699 chars]... read more (The Denver Post)



476 new coronavirus cases reported in Massachusetts schools as more districts reopen

A total of 476 staff and students in Massachusetts schools have tested positive for coronavirus in the past week in a continued downward trend that mirrors state figures, according data from the Depa… [+1584 chars]... read more (Boston Herald)



USD/JPY ignores Japan policymakers’ push for two-week extension of Tokyo’s covid-led emergency

Note: All information on this page is subject to change. The use of this website constitutes acceptance of our user agreement. Please read our privacy policy and legal disclaimer. Trading foreign ex… [+1338 chars]... read more (FXStreet)



Negative tests will give unvaccinated access to all venues as of Sunday – report

Starting Sunday, the Health Ministry will reportedly allow unvaccinated Israelis to enter locations that require a Green Pass when presenting valid negative coronavirus tests. The tests will have to… [+3193 chars]... read more (The Times of Israel)



EU, Italy stop AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia

BRUSSELS (AP) — A shipment of over a quarter million AstraZeneca vaccines destined for Australia has been blocked from leaving the European Union, in the first use of an export control system institu… [+2881 chars]... read more (seattlepi.com)



2 schools in Vadodara, Navsari closed after students get Covid

A school in Vadodara and a school-cum-hostel in Navsari have been shut down after one student each of the institutions tested positive for Covid-19 on March 3. Baroda High School in Alka-puri, Vadod… [+2985 chars]... read more (The Indian Express)



Johnson urges Britons to lose weight

"We'll bounce back better together," Prime Minister Boris Johnson told overweight Britons on Thursday, championing his own weight loss and health eating diet to try to persuade others to get in shape… [+1731 chars]... read more (Japan Today)



Capitol Report: Seafood processors, tourism get more money in stimulus package, in bid to reach Alaska Republican Sen. Murkowski

As the Democratic-run Senate works toward passing a $1.9 trillion stimulus package by the weekend, last-minute changes to the COVID-19 aid bill include provisions that would help seafood processors, … [+3313 chars]... read more (MarketWatch)



McEnany Slams Biden's 'Neanderthal' Remark, Compares it to Hillary Clinton’s ‘Deplorables' Comment

US President Joe Biden drew criticism from GOP lawmakers this week after he called it a big mistake and Neanderthal thinking for states like Texas and Mississippi to lift COVID-19 restrictions like m… [+2499 chars]... read more (Sputnik International)



Pamela Anderson lists her $15million beach front home after wedding

Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson is taking a big step to change her life. The 53-year-old Playboy cover girl revealed on Thursday that she will be listing the exclusive Malibu Colony home she has ow… [+4913 chars]... read more (Daily Mail)



Confidence, Humility, and the United States’ New Direction in the World

On March 3, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a major address to the public to lay out the broad outlines of the Biden administrations foreign-policy ideology and strategy. In the wide-rang… [+24660 chars]... read more (Foreign Policy)



Open Thread: Wisconsin, Can’t You Do Better Than This?

by Anne Laurie|  March 4, 20215:19 pm| Leave a Comment This post is in: C.R.E.A.M., GOP Death Cult, Open Threads, Republican Stupidity Couldn't we just stack a couple of trillion dollar platinum co… [+2291 chars]... read more (Balloon-juice.com)



NBA All Star Game Will Feature Special Court w Eye-Popping Tributes to HBCUs

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game will feature a special court designed to honor historically black colleges and universities ... and the first images look amazing! NBA officials previously announced the M… [+1283 chars]... read more (TMZ)



Alabama governor sets end date for face mask mandate

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday extended her statewide mask order until April 9 but said the order would not be implemented afterward. Ivey said the order will give residents more time to get v… [+1656 chars]... read more (CBS News)



Pittsburgh Penguins are under fire for photoshopping masks onto fans' faces

The Pittsburgh Penguins have come under fire for photoshopping masks onto fans' faces during the team's first game in front of home supporters for nearly a year. The scandal first unfolded on Twitte… [+6730 chars]... read more (Daily Mail)



Covid-19: Parents frustrated early learning centre charging for lockdown absence

Parents at a south Auckland early learning centre are frustrated they are being charged for absence during alert level 3 lockdown. Even though their children may not be at Lollipops Takanini this w… [+5341 chars]... read more (Stuff.co.nz)



Mark Carney sits down with Paul Wells: Maclean’s in Conversation

The former Bank of England and Bank of Canada governor is back in Ottawa with a new book. He discusses Brexit, the pandemic and more with Paul Wells.He’s back! After seven years as Bank of England go… [+2215 chars]... read more (Maclean's)



White House: 98% of those who got 2nd stimulus check will get 3rd check

WASHINGTON Roughly 98% of U.S. households that received a COVID-19 relief check in December will also qualify for the next round of payments being championed by President Joe Biden, according to a Wh… [+1829 chars]... read more (FOX43.com)



Canadian trust in journalism is wavering. Here's what CBC News is doing about it

We use this editor's blog to explain our journalism and what's happening at CBC News. You can find more blogs here.  While CBC generally does quite well on lists of most-trusted companies in Canada,… [+8729 chars]... read more (CBC News)



AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official

A SHIPMENT OF quarter-of-a-million AstraZeneca vaccines destined for Australia has been blocked from leaving the European Union in the first use of an export control system instituted by the bloc to … [+2578 chars]... read more (TheJournal.ie)



EXPLAINER: Why rising rates are unsettling Wall Street

NEW YORK -- Interest rates keep marching higher, and Wall Street keeps shaking because of it. The yield on the 10-year Treasury climbed back above 1.50% Thursday, prodded higher by comments by the F… [+6995 chars]... read more (ABC News)



ASU baseball pitchers Cooper Benson, Boyd Vander Kooi undergoing Tommy John surgery

Feb 19, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona State starting pitcher Cooper Benson (17) throws to Sacramento State in the first inning during the season opener at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory … [+5219 chars]... read more (AZCentral)



Reopening Austin Restaurants at Full Capacity Before Vaccinating Their Workers Is Irresponsible

The mask mandate will be lifted next week in Texas, but individual businesses can still require that employees and customers wear masks | Shutterstock Service workers across the city — and the … [+11322 chars]... read more (Eater)



Republicans will Jim Crow their way back to power if Democrats allow them

OPINION: Theft and armed rebellion are the only way the GOP can win, but Democrats must start using the power they have or they'll be left empty-handed.    (Photo: Getty Images) The Democrats have … [+7304 chars]... read more (TheGrio)



J.League game involving Gamba Osaka postponed due to COVID-19

Japanese side Gamba Osaka's home game against Kashima Antlers on Saturday has been postponed after five players and one member of staff tested positive for COVID-19 this week, the J.League side said … [+1020 chars]... read more (Japan Today)



US Senate takes up massive COVID-19 rescue bill

The United States Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle on Thursday paving the way for its approval this weekend of President Joe Bidens proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue legislation. The Unit… [+3063 chars]... read more (Al Jazeera English)