In the U.S., state governments have largely carried the burden of responsibility for finding and allocating medical resources and determining mitigation policies. This has led to a patchwork response to COVID-19, with governors taking varying approaches to the outbreak. Alabama governor Kay Ivey, for example, didn’t call for residents to shelter-in-place until April 4 and allowed businesses to begin reopening on April 30 with some social distancing rules. New York, by contrast, established its stay-at-home order on March 22. It has begun reopening business in phases but has extended its stay-at-home order until June 13. Donovan says the success of these diverging tactics—New York’s more cautious rules versus Alabama’s aggressive push to reopen— will be judged along political party lines. … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
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And that’s where the opportunity comes in: New platforms with missions and models that don’t require endless controversy and conflict may have an opening. There’s a window where venture capitalists may be more likely to invest. There’s a window to focus on individual, niche areas of social engagement without having to worry as much that Facebook or Snap is just going to hire 10 engineers to do the exact same thing. There’s now time to develop a product, attract customers, grow and evolve. Whatever happens next, the uncertainty around Section 230 creates a climate for innovation in social networking that hasn’t existed in years. … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Twitter: Is there a silver lining in the Section 230 fight?
Even if the order passed muster in the courts, its workability is questionable. It may enlist the Federal Trade Commission to review complaints about anti-conservative bias from consumers. It could enlist the Federal Communications Commission to reexamine social media’s obligations under Section 230. One FCC commissioner, the Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel, is already expressing doubt. “Social media can be frustrating, but an executive order that would turn the Federal Communications Commission into the president’s speech police is not the answer,” she said in a statement Thursday. … [Read more...] about Trump’s new executive order is a ‘mugging of the First Amendment,’ says Sen. Wyden
The CGs led to not just an increase in credit towards these neglected areas, but also of rising claims. The CGC expedited the processing of claims, but that also weakened its financial position. This weak financial position led to the merger of the CGCI with the DIC to become the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation. The group which led to the formation of the CGC had anyway recommended the DIC to take over the tasks of credit guarantees. So, it was more like coming home really. The Act to provide for acquisition of the CGC by the DIC was passed in April 1978 and came into effect from July 15, 1978. … [Read more...] about Credit guarantees of 1970s make a comeback
Currently, Intas has over 10,000 product registrations worldwide. In India, it has established leadership in key therapeutic segments like CNS, cardiovascular, diabetology, gastroenterology, urology and oncology. In terms of revenues, it registered a CAGR ( compounded annual growth rate) of 25.5 percent between 2012 and 2019 and clocked $1.88 billion in revenues as of March 2019, according to its website. … [Read more...] about Exclusive | PE firm ChrysCapital to buy out Capital International’s stake in Intas Pharmaceuticals