Power the Polls is working with election officials to ensure they employ safety measures that align with public health recommendations for personal protective equipment and social distancing. “We’re encouraging only people who are at lower risk, or feel comfortable serving in the midst of a pandemic,” Cardin says. In most cases, that means young people, and in some states, that includes outreach to those who are younger than 18. For instance, Indiana, one of only five states that’s not permitting COVID-19 as an excuse to vote by mail, will expect flooded polls on Election Day, and allows 16- and 17-year olds to register for poll work. … [Read more...] about A new generation of younger poll workers is stepping up to protect the elderly from COVID-19
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Even as Star India has managed to walk away with the honours at the IPL media rights auction (for all markets across media and digital platforms for the next five years) by coughing up a massive Rs 16,3478 crore not many noticed the huge amount US-based social media giant Facebook was willing to pay for Indian cricket matches: Rs 3,849 crore. … [Read more...] about Facebook bids for IPL’s streaming rights: Is Zuckerberg trying to tap the video streaming business?
How a person responds to witnessing a suicide depends on several factors, including their state of mind. Most people who see a suicide are likely to experience some sort of effect, but it may not impact them for long, according to Craig Bryan, a clinical psychologist and director of recovery and resilience at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. Immediately after watching someone get injured or die, lots of people will feel uneasy, says Bryan—it’s a natural response. “We’ll all lose sleep, we’ll all feel a little anxious, we’ll all be bothered by it,” he says. “But typically within a few weeks, about 85% to 90% of people will settle back into where they were before exposure. Resilience is the rule.” … [Read more...] about Researchers can’t even begin to assess the damage from viral suicide videos
It’s not easy to expose people to what they’d rather not know, so Cambridge’s lab created a game called Go Viral, where users learn how coronavirus-related conspiracy theories spread online. The game’s goal is to help players become versed in the tactics of fearmongering and successfully use misinformation to go viral within the game’s universe. … [Read more...] about This game can stop people from falling for COVID-19 conspiracies
According to the latest data by Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC), the ongoing 13th edition of IPL has registered seven billion viewing minutes for the first five weeks of the league, which includes the first 41 matches aired across 21 channels. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 grabs more eyeballs, per-match viewership sees 11% growth