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Garth Brooks, Tom Hanks and Jennifer Lopez are among the stars tapped to appear during Joe Biden's inauguration festivities this week.
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A federal court on Tuesday struck down the Trump administration's scaled-down replacement of the Obama administration's signature climate change regulation for power plants, a final blow to its environmental deregulatory agenda on President Donald Trump's last day in office. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously decided to toss the Environmental Protection Agency's Affordable Clean Energy rule, which constrained how carbon emissions from power plants are regulated, and remanded it to the agency, which will prioritize climate change under the incoming Biden administration.
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England Women have appointed two new coaches on short-term contracts after the Football Association was thrown into disarray by Phil Neville’s resignation. Hege Riise, a former Norway midfielder, is set to take charge of the Lionesses at next month’s training camp with assistance from former Canada international Rhian Wilkinson. The new pair will be assisted by Kay Cossington, the FA’s head of women’s technical.
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First Minister Mark Drakeford said Wales’ higher proportion of older people had been discussed with other UK countries.
BRUSSELS — The European Union is urging member states to speed up the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure that at least 80% of the most vulnerable people to the virus — those over age 80 — are vaccinated by March. In nonbinding recommendations published Tuesday, the European Commission also called on the 27 EU member states to accelerate the rollout of vaccination so that 70% of the adult population across the bloc is vaccinated by the end of summer. The EU has sealed six vaccine contracts for more than to 2 billion doses, with Moderna, AstraZeneca-Oxford, Sanofi-GSK, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Pfizer-BioNTech and CureVac. But only the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been approved for use so far in the bloc, enough to vaccinate 380 million people, more than 80% of the bloc's population. Speaking before Thursday's virtual EU summit to discuss COVID-19, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that after securing enough doses, it's now time “to accelerate the delivery and speed up vaccination." “Our aim is to have 70% of our adult population vaccinated by summer. That could be a turning point in our fight against this virus," Von der Leyen said. Despite the relatively slow start of vaccination campaigns across the the bloc amid delays in the production of shots, European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas expressed confidence the targets are “totally feasible." “By the end of Q1, Europe will have an impressive quantity of doses that can be deployed across the European Union," he said. According to health commissioner Stella Kyriakides, 400,000 EU citizens have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. She said the commission is also working with member states to allow a vaccination certificates program to be quickly implemented across the bloc. The European Commission has been weighing a Greek proposal to issue vaccination certificates to help get travellers to their vacation destinations more quickly and avoid another disastrous summer for Europe’s tourism sector. But Kyriakides said for now such certificates would only be used for medical purposes — for instance to monitor the possible adverse effects of vaccines. “This will be our next challenge, and though it is premature to envisage the uses of vaccine certificates for other purposes than health protection, an EU approach may facilitate other cross-border applications of such certificates in the future," she said. The European Commission added that member states should also take into accounts the new variants of the virus as they update their strategy to combat the virus and increase the use of rapid antigen tests. “Member states should urgently increase genome sequencing to at least 5% and preferably 10% of positive test results," the commission said. “At present, many member states are testing under 1% of samples, which is not enough to identify the progression of the variants or detect any new ones." Samuel Petrequin, The Associated Press
Prior to 2021, recruiting firm Randstad's annual list of the upcoming year's most in-demand jobs would typically feature roles such as truck drivers, heavy duty mechanics and welders. However, the COVID-19 pandemic’s sweeping effect on the economy has upended those trends, and roles such as customer service representatives, essential retail workers, security analysts and architects are expected to be some of the most sought after positions in 2021, according to industry experts. Carolyn Levy, president of Randstad Technologies, said the boom in e-commerce has created demand for a variety of jobs to ensure goods can get from business to consumer, such as warehouse workers, delivery drivers and procurement specialists. Meanwhile, the rush for corporations to digitize their workspaces has bolstered an already strong demand for IT workers in the country. “In Canada in general the IT sector was a hot area, and now it’s going to be even more prevalent,” said Levy, who said the field may shift away from previous practices of hiring for short-term contracts. “There are going to be more permanent opportunities just to support the way of living and our new reality as we work more remotely in general.” Koula Vasilopoulos, a district president with the recruiting agency Robert Half, said intense growth around the IT sector is driven by organizations that have realized they have to pick up the pace as the corporate world and consumer interactions move online. “While some companies might have been thinking about digital transformation and doing it in bits and pieces before, the pandemic has forced them to have to act quickly,” said Vasilopoulos “(Organizations) are ramping up technology initiatives to modernize their IT infrastructure to both support remote teams, but also to position the business to thrive in how they interact with their customers.” She pointed out that roles in artificial intelligence, cloud computing and development operations will also be in high demand in the long-term. A report by Robert Half pointed out that certain sectors had unemployment rates that are much lower than the national unemployment rate of 12.3 per cent. In the second quarter of 2020, those sectors included business, finance and administrative (8.2 per cent), natural and applied sciences (4.9 per cent) and social science, education and government service (7.3 per cent) Both recruiting firms said the prevalence of remote working will have long-term effects on hiring and work life, with Robert Half estimating that 79 per cent of all employees are currently working from home. Randstad pointed out that people looking to find remote work can expect high demand for jobs around administrative work, human resources, digital marketing, accounting and data analysis among others. Levy said internal workplace surveys from some companies show that between 70 per cent to 90 per cent of employees say they’d like to work from home at least three days a week once the pandemic subsides and companies will have to repurpose offices as a result. Businesses have to ask, “If we no longer need all of this space, how can we repurpose it to make it more meaningful?” said Levy, who added that managers also have to change their leadership strategies to work best with remote staff. “Thinking that leaders understand how to drive culture without four walls is a really big assumption. There’s a lot of development that people need to create meaningful connections and to learn how to completely run a remote office.” This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 19, 2021. Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press
Dallas-Based Smoothie Company CEO Joins NTFB Board and Makes $50,000 Donation Smoothie King, the Dallas-based smoothie company inspiring guests to live healthy and active lifestyles across the world, has partnered with the North Texas Food Bank to host a fundraiser at Smoothie King locations in the Dallas area. From January 18 to January 31, guests will have the opportunity to donate either $1 or $5 at checkout to show their support Wan Kim joined the North Texas Food Bank board in the fall of 2020 and kicked off the partnership between Smoothie King and the charity with a $50,000 donation. Dallas, Jan. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smoothie King, the Dallas-based smoothie company inspiring guests to live healthy and active lifestyles across the world, has partnered with the North Texas Food Bank to host a fundraiser at Smoothie King locations in the Dallas area. From January 18 to January 31, guests will have the opportunity to donate either $1 or $5 at checkout to show their support. One in six people in North Texas is food insecure and doesn’t know where his or her next meal is coming from. Every $1 helps provide three nutritious meals for hungry children, seniors and families in the community “We are proud to partner with the North Texas Food Bank to feed nutritious meals to those in need,” said Wan Kim, CEO of Smoothie King and North Texas Food Bank board member. “I believe that no child or family should go hungry and providing nutritious meals to them fits perfectly with what our brand stands for. With this fundraiser, we hope to raise funds that will allow the North Texas Food Bank to feed hungry people well into 2021.” Kim joined the North Texas Food Bank board in the fall of 2020 and kicked off the partnership between Smoothie King and the charity with a $50,000 donation. The purpose of the current fundraiser at select Smoothie King locations is not only to help financially support the organization, but also to increase awareness that hunger and food insecurity is a year-round issue. With this partnership, Smoothie King is aiding North Texas Food Bank’s cause while simultaneously fulfilling its vision to be an integral part of every health and fitness journey. “The North Texas Food Bank team is thrilled to have Wan Kim join us on our board of directors,” said Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “With just a few months on the board he has already made a tremendous impact, he is committed to helping the NTFB meet our fundraising goals and this fundraising partnership is a perfect example of his tenacity for our mission. We are thankful to the Smoothie King team for championing our mission.” For more information and to contribute to the cause, please visit www.NTFB.org/SmoothieKing. ABOUT THE NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit hunger-relief organization operating a state-of-the-art volunteer and distribution center in Plano, the Perot Family Campus. Last year, the Food Bank worked hard in partnership with member agencies from our Feeding Network to provide access to almost 97 million nutritious meals across a diverse 13- county service area, exceeding our goal by five years to provide access to 92 million annual meals by 2025. But the need for hunger relief is complex and in order to meet the continued need, the NTFB is always working to increase our food distribution efforts and bridge the hunger gap for children, seniors, and families in North Texas. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization. ABOUT SMOOTHIE KING FRANCHISES, INC. Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., the original U.S. smoothie franchise, is a privately held, Dallas-based franchise company with more than 1,000 units worldwide. It was founded in 1973 with the mission to help others achieve better health in a delicious way through smoothies. Today, it continues its mission to inspire a healthy and active lifestyle through its Clean Blends™ initiative, which focuses on great-tasting smoothies with more whole fruits and vegetables while removing artificial flavors, colors and preservatives and added sugars in many of its blends. Smoothie King extends its vision to be an integral part of every health and fitness journey through partnerships with the Challenged Athletes Foundation® and the Smoothie King Center. The franchise is currently ranked No. 1 by Entrepreneur magazine in the juice bar category for the 29th consecutive year, ranked No.14 overall on the “2020 Franchise 500” list and debuted on the “Inc. 5000” list in 2018. The company also offers retail products that include sports beverages, energy bars, vitamins, supplements and more. For franchising opportunities, visit smoothiekingfranchise.com. For more information, visit smoothieking.com and follow Smoothie King on Facebook and Instagram. ### Attachments Smoothie King 1920x700 Wanheadshot CONTACT: Brian Campbell Jr. Fishman Public Relations email@example.com
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