Second Ontario government computer specialist fired in wake of alleged $11M COVID-19 fraud

A second senior information technology employee has been fired from the Ontario government after the alleged theft of $11 million in pandemic relief funds, the Star has learned.

Shalini Madan was terminated with cause from her $132,513-a-year job as manager of E-Ministries Support at the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.

She had been suspended with pay since Aug. 11.

Her dismissal came after her husband, Sanjay Madan, was sacked from his $176,608-a-year post as director in the Ministry of Education’s iAccess Solutions Branch in early November.

In documents filed with the Ontario Superior Court, the province alleges that “some or all of” Shalini Madan, Sanjay Madan, their sons Chinmaya Madan and Ujjawal Madan, and associate Vidhan Singh perpetrated “a massive fraud” to siphon COVID-19 aid payments to hundreds of Bank of Montreal and TD accounts.

The government, whose accusations have not been proven in court, alleges “damages for fraud,

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Thousands of Californians Are Leaving the San Francisco Bay Area During the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Data From Relocation Website moveBudhha.com

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — moveBuddha.com, a moving company booking website, released new data showing 6,291 residents of the San Francisco Bay Area relocated from California between March 11-September 23, 2020. 

moveBuddha’s user data also reflects top moving destinations for Bay Area residents, where Austin, Seattle, New York City, and Portland, Oregon dominated the Top 15 cities. Top-ranking state destinations for the Bay Area include Texas, New York, and Florida, although 20.7% of residents also relocated to nearby states such as Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Nevada. 

Ryan Carrigan, moveBuddha’s co-founder and CEO, believes the large number and rate of outbound residents suggest a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as many Bay Area residents now work remotely. 

“49.8% of Bay residents live in counties where the median annual salary is nearly 2-3 times above the national average,”

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Ensure Your Website Is Secure with an SSL Certificate especially during Covid-19

As Covid-19 has transformed the way we work, with several organizations enforcing a work from home scenario, the Internet has become a vital part of the business. While several steps are taken to ensure that the workforce is well-equipped to work from their homes, some adversaries and hackers can take advantage of this unprecedented situation. Cyber snooping, phishing, and data thefts have increased manifolds. 

Without the ability to ensure that data that is being exchanged is authentic and safe, doing business over the internet can be unreliable and risky. One of the foundational platforms for providing the first layer of security is a highly encrypted SSL certificate without which your web traffic is ever so prone to snooping by attackers. Hence, it’s crucial to begin with the first step of internet security by ensuring that your website is secured with the industry’s best SSL and that you’re browsing the internet

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Some FiOS customers will get refund for sports programming canceled during COVID-19 pandemic

Many customers of another major local television service provider can expect to see partial refunds on an upcoming invoice.Verizon FiOS is the latest to announce a credit from Regional Sports Network fees, although they didn’t say how much customers should expect. Comcast Xfinity announced similar refunds in October. Those credits averaged about $4. Some of the money is being returned to customers who subscribed to a package including one or more regional sports networks because many of the year’s live sporting events were canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic.”We are pleased to begin issuing bill credits to these customers next month,” Verizon FiOS officials announced Tuesday in a statement. Verizon officials also said that this might not be the end of the refunds that customers are owed after programming was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”We anticipate that additional refunds may come to Verizon in 2021,” officials said.

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Global SEO Software Market to Have Positive Impact Due to COVID-19 Spread | Upsurge in penetration of internet worldwide to Boost Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 30, 2020–

The SEO software market is expected to grow by USD 740.01 million, progressing at a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period.

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The worldwide upsurge in the penetration of the internet is one of the major factors propelling the market growth. However, factors such as data privacy concerns among end-consumers will hamper market growth.

More details:https://www.technavio.com/report/seo-software-market-industry-analysis

SEO Software Market: Type Landscape

Based on the type, the market saw maximum growth in the desktop user segment in 2019. This is due to the increased offering of SEO software curated for the desktop platform. The growth of the market in this segment will be significant during the forecast period. However,

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Global SEO Software Market to Have Positive Impact Due to COVID-19 Spread | Upsurge in penetration of internet worldwide to Boost Growth

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#GlobalSEOSoftwareMarket–The SEO software market is expected to grow by USD 740.01 million, progressing at a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period.


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The worldwide upsurge in the penetration of the internet is one of the major factors propelling the market growth. However, factors such as data privacy concerns among end-consumers will hamper market growth.

More details: https://www.technavio.com/report/seo-software-market-industry-analysis

SEO Software Market: Type Landscape

Based on the type, the market saw maximum growth in the desktop user segment in 2019. This is due to the increased offering of SEO software curated for the desktop platform. The growth of the market in this segment will be significant during the forecast period. However, market growth in the desktop user segment will be slower than the growth of the market in the mobile user segment.

SEO Software Market: Geographic Landscape

By geography, North

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Website problems for new Gatwick Covid-19 testing centre

BOSSES of a new coronavirus testing site in Gatwick have apologised after people were unable to book appointments due to a website malfunction.

The screening centre at Gatwick Airport opened on Monday for passengers, airport staff and the general public to buy tests.

According to the BBC, ExpressTest UK said people could not make bookings “due to high volumes of calls”.

Caroline Uttley told the broadcaster she had tried to book a test on Friday and was on hold “for hours”.

She said it crashed and there was “no communication”, while her emails were not replied to.

“It was absolutely shambolic, based on the way it has been sold to encourage us to travel now,” she added.

READ MORE >> Coronavirus tier two in Sussex as lockdown ends

From December 15, passengers arriving in England from countries, not on the travel corridor list, can pay to take a test after

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The impact of COVID-19 on Indoor Location Software Market 2026 Global Size, Key Companies, Trends, Growth and Regional Forecasts Research

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Nov 30, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
The Indoor Location Software market report provides a detailed analysis of global market size, regional and country-level market size, segmentation market growth, market share, competitive Landscape, sales analysis, impact of domestic and global market players, value chain optimization, trade regulations, recent developments, opportunities analysis, strategic market growth analysis, product launches, area marketplace expanding, and technological innovations.

A comprehensive estimate on the Indoor Location Software market has been provided through an optimistic scenario as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of Indoor Location Software during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

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Summary of Indoor Location Software Market:

The global Indoor Location Software market size is expected to gain

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Global CRM Lead Management Software Market 2020 – 2026 Research Study Provides Projections of COVID-19 Pandemic in its New Report

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Nov 29, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The recently distributed report entitled Global CRM Lead Management Software Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 is well crafted using a combo of significant data related to the market. The report comprises a point by point knowledge about key aspects related to the global CRM Lead Management Software market such as product scope, market revenue, opportunities, growth rate, sales volumes, and figures. The report tracks the new technological advancements and new releases to assist clients in preparing their future-based prospective services and products as well as create profitable business decisions. The report consolidates market variations, feature assessment, cost structure, capability, movement, and measuring of business.

Growth Essentials:

The growth of the market is driven by key factors such as manufacturing activity, market situation and

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Global Pharmacy Software Market 2020 Key Players, SWOT Analysis, Key Indicators, Forecast and COVID-19 Impact Analysis 2026

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Nov 29, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The latest market research report titled Global Pharmacy Software Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 reveals the overview of the global industry, encompassing the latest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users responsible for market revenue growth. The report covers the past year as a reference for the period between 2020 and 2026 as the forecast period. The report scrutinizes the business current situation, regional analysis insights, key player profiles, global market share, and forecast up to 2026. The study focuses on the strategies adopted by the key players, challenges, and threats as well as advancements in the global Pharmacy Software industry. The report offers a thorough overview of the number of significant segments.

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