Don’t expect significant easing of coronavirus measures, Frank Vandenbroucke warns

Don’t expect significant easing of coronavirus measures, Frank Vandenbroucke warns

No significant easing of restrictions should be expected to come out of next Friday’s Consultative Committee meeting, Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke warned on Sunday. “Within three weeks, the British variant of the coronavirus will be dominant in Belgium and we will be able to assess how contagious it is,” he told VTM. However, Vandenbroucke said that new variants should not be feared, if we continue to follow the rules. “We have built a solid dike,” he said. “The problem arises if there are holes in the dike.” “In other…

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400 horeca employers must ask staff to repay premium paid by mistake

400 horeca employers must ask staff to repay premium paid by mistake

About 400 employers in the hospitality industry have been asked to recoup a premium accidentally paid out twice to employees, because of a computer problem, according to the Gazet van Antwerpen. The problem occurred in the system of paying out year-end premiums to workers in the industry, which has been closed down since November. It has nothing to do with temporary unemployment payments related to the lockdown. “When paying year-end bonuses in the sector, the Fund acts as a third party payer. This means that the Fund does not calculate…

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Microstrategy Is Not For Microsoft and 20 Crypto Jokes

Microstrategy Is Not For Microsoft and 20 Crypto Jokes

As bitcoin (BTC) soared over USD 55,000 this week, American politicians engaged in a high-stakes crypto pledge wars, while MicroStrategy raised over USD 1bn for its bitcoin purchases. The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, started “to dabble a bit’’ in bitcoin, even though Microsoft said it has no plan to follow in Tesla’s footsteps. Amongst those who do have a bitcoin strategy was an unlikely duo of German Deutsche Bank and cannabis company SynBiotic, and PwC researchers found that the move also interests several Mexican companies. Lottery Giant 500.com acquired…

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