May 2, 2021

Day: May 2, 2021

We need to spread the word about tech education opportunity in Ohio

For those 1.7 million Ohioans that have been receiving unemployment since the pandemic began, tech presents a massive opportunity. In fact, the state had 166,702 open tech jobs in 2019 — and that was before the pandemic turned households into business headquarters.

There’s just one problem: As distributed as tech jobs currently are — virtually every business, in every industry, in every part of the state is looking for tech talent — what aren’t equally distributed are the opportunities for Ohioans to receive the proper training.

Alternative approaches to education can help here, especially those that can be done remotely

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Loosened restaurant restrictions could bring booming business

Per an executive order, Gov. Brian Kemp no longer requires restaurants to space tables or restaurant workers to wear masks

ATLANTA — Restaurants have been used to the same routine for about a year. The ones that survived spaced tables six feet apart, cut back on capacity and had employees and customers wear masks.

Now, per an executive order from Gov. Brian Kemp, Georgia restaurants no longer have to abide by the spacing requirements. Restaurant and bar workers do not have to wear masks either, according to the order that took effect May 1.

Brannon Walker, general manager at Augie’s

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Huawei Is a Risk for Businesses as Well as Governments

Over the last few years, the Chinese firm Huawei has become an unexpected symbol of technological threat, with the United States rallying allies to limit the company’s global scope. Although it is a private firm, Chinese law and Huawei’s extensive ties to the state have both raised sharp concerns. But while foreign-policy professionals have warned about the threats Huawei represents to national security and economic integrity, the exact nature and scope of such threats remain largely speculative.

But available evidence suggests Huawei represents a serious risk not only to national security but also to commercial

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Florida lawmakers put brakes on ‘No Fault’ auto insurance

TALLAHASSEE — Florida motorists are one step closer to no longer having “no fault” auto insurance, after lawmakers Friday approved ditching the decades-old system and its requirement of carrying personal-injury protection coverage.

The House and Senate signed off on a heavily negotiated bill (SB 54) in the closing hours of the 2021 legislative session. If the bill is signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the requirement for carrying so-called PIP coverage would end and motorists would need to have bodily-injury coverage.

“You may not like every bit of this bill, but, you know, Florida’s got to do something about their car

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Ontario Says Lender Misappropriated Funds, CEO Took Payments

Canada’s top capital markets regulator is investigating officers and shareholders of Bridging Finance Inc., one of the country’s largest private lenders, on allegations they misappropriated investor funds.

An Ontario court appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers to take control of Bridging at the request of the Ontario Securities Commission, pending the outcome of the investigation. The move was made public Saturday.

Bridging, based in Toronto, was run by a husband-and-wife team, David Sharpe and Natasha Sharpe. The firm, which had about C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) in assets under management as of December, lends to small and mid-sized companies involved in everything from milling flour

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Nedow, Webb Set Personal Bests in Hammer Throw to Move Up in Southland Standings

HAMMOND, La. – Thomas Nedow and Terrell Webb moved up to fifth and sixth in the Southland Conference hammer throw standings after setting personal bests in the event Friday at the Southeastern-Conference Tune-Up.

Nedow, a freshman, threw 180 feet, one inch (54.87m) which set a new high mark for him by over four meters. The Southland Indoor Shot Put Champion, Nedow now ranks fifth in the hammer throw just two weeks away from the Southland Outdoor Championships.

Webb, also a Canadian, set a mark of 178-5 (54.11m) beating his previous high mark of 162-11. Friday’s

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