BRUSSELS (NYTIMES, BLOOMBERG) - Doses of the vaccine made by US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and a small German company BioNTech, the first rigorously tested coronavirus vaccine given a green light for use, are being packaged in Belgium for shipment to Britain this week. Pfizer plans to ship 800,000 doses to Britain in the coming days from its production plant in Puurs in Belgium. Britain on Wednesday (Dec 2) gave emergency use authorisation to the Covid-19 vaccine, becoming the first Western country to pave the way for mass inoculations against a disease that has killed more than 1.4 million people worldwide. The British government said it had accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to approve Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for use and that it will be rolled out from next week. Starting on Tuesday night (Dec 1), those doses were being prepared for shipment, BioNTech said. Boxes of several thousand doses each are packaged with dry ice to keep them at the South Pole-like temperatures they require, before they are put on trucks or planes and taken to Britain. They will arrive in government distribution warehouses
Digital nomads can hit the ground running from warmer climates this winter with Jumeirah's new remote working package in Dubai – designed for ease of doing business and an outdoor lifestyle that will be the envy of everyone back home DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Up sticks to Dubai for the winter with an affordable remote working package that blends contemporary city living with innovative work spaces and exclusive access to one of Dubai's finest private beaches. The new Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts Discover Remote Work Package is designed to bring new perspective to the home office while opening up a world of possibilities to explore dynamic Dubai and its unrivalled outdoor winter living. Stay and work from the heart of the city at Jumeirah Emirates Towers with its stylish spaces, alfresco dining experiences and rejuvenating pool, spa and fitness facilities. From co-working in the private lounge with its high speed WIFI, IT support and complimentary printing to access to state-of-the-art meeting rooms, working remotely has never been so easy. Home from home comforts are also fully catered to in the room with the latest LED SMART TV technology featuring built in Netflix and Chromecast connectivity and twenty
U.S. Labor Board accuses Google of spying on employees, discouraging worker organization, and retaliation
Google employees at the tech giant's headquarters in Mountain View, California, walk off the job to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct claims. Mason Trinca | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Google and its parent company Alphabet, accusing the tech juggernaut of violating labor laws. The company was allegedly "interfering with, restraining, and coercing employees in the exercise of their rights guaranteed in Section 7 of the Act," according to the complaint filed Tuesday. Specifically, the NLRB case documents accuse Google of illegally spying on employees, firing several employees in retaliation for attempting to unionize, and illegally blocking employees from sharing work grievances and information with each other using general tools like calendars, email, meeting rooms, and an internal communication tool at Google called MemeGen. The NLRB said it expects an answer from Google by Dec. 16th and the agency said it will hold a hearing on April 12, 2021, in San Francisco. Google didn't immediately respond to CNBC's requests for comment. The NLRB's conclusion comes a year after CNBC first reported that the
Republican Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said Wednesday that he is planning to challenge the Electoral College votes next month when Congress meets to certify the election for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. What are the details?Brooks told Politico, who first reported the news, "In my judgment, if only lawful votes by eligible American citizens were cast, [President] Donald Trump won the Electoral College by a significant margin, and Congress's certification should reflect that." He asserted, "This election was stolen by the socialists engaging in extraordinary voter fraud and election theft measures."The outlet pointed out that at least one member from both the House and Senate would need to contest the results "in order to force deliberation on the matter." But even if Brooks finds an ally in the upper chamber join in his cause, successfully overturning the election for Trump in Congress would be a tall order — particularly with Democrats in control of the House.The Trump campaign has attempted to challenge the results of the election through litigation in dozens of suits in states across the nation. A number of Trump allies have also launched lawsuits challenging state results separate from the campaign, including Rep. Mike Kelley (R) of
Dole Packaged Foods Launches Heartfelt #UnstuffedBears Initiative to Change Harsh Reality of Childhood Hunger
With 1 in 5 children worldwide expected to go hungry this Christmas, Dole continues to activate on "The Dole Promise" with a childhood icon: teddy bearsSINGAPORE, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- This...