Pence gives possible COVID-19 timeline, urges everyone to do their partPence gives possible COVID-19 timeline, urges everyone to do their partBANGKOK -- Thailand's prime minister announced a nationwide 10 p.m.-to-4 a.m curfew starting Friday to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The measure announced Thursday evening by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is the latest in a slow tightening of restrictions since the country's cases began rising sharply in mid-March. Thailand announced 104 new confirmed cases of the disease on Thursday, bringing its total to 1,875. Last week, the government enacted a one-month state of emergency allowing it to impose harsh restrictions not normally allowed under law. International arrivals have been tightly restricted, requiring medical clearances prior to departure and 14-day self-isolation after arrival.
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“With the coronavirus in prisons right now, people can’t go anywhere and they can’t do anything,” Kardashian West told The Washington Post. Since successfully persuading President Trump to commute Alice Marie Johnson’s life sentence for nonviolent offenses in 2018, Kardashian West has become an unlikely champion for criminal justice reform. Her road toward criminal justice reform is highlighted in “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project,” a two-hour documentary premiering Sunday on Oxygen that looks at the toll of mass incarceration in America and the people affected by it. When she first started on this path of criminal justice reform, Kardashian West said she could not see herself supporting inmates behind bars for violent crimes, like Stewart. “I’m a testament to that.”While some have remained skeptical of her pivot toward criminal justice reform, Kardashian West said it’s been a meaningful change.
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The data-mining feature was available to Zoom users who subscribed to a LinkedIn service for sales prospecting, called LinkedIn Sales Navigator. Once a Zoom user enabled the feature, they could quickly and covertly access LinkedIn profile data — like locations, employer names and job titles — for people in their Zoom meetings by clicking on a LinkedIn icon next to their names. The system did not simply automate the manual process of one user looking up the name of another participant on LinkedIn during a Zoom meeting. Reporters also found that Zoom automatically sent participants’ personal information to its data-mining tool even when no one in a meeting had activated it. The discoveries about Zoom’s data-mining feature echo what users have learned about the surveillance practices of other popular tech platforms over the last few years.
Source:New York Times
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But that doesn't mean those in charge always spot every little detail, as one self-confessed "very big fan" of "Little Women" discovered while rewatching the 2019 adaptation directed by Greta Gerwig. Because there are no timestamps on TikTok it is not clear when the video was posted, although it started to go viral this week. The scene shows the March family -- including lead character Jo March, played by Saoirse Ronan, meeting their neighbor Laurie in his home. A plastic water bottle and a hydro flask can be seen on a table in the background. After Rancourt posted the video other fans took to social media to say they had also spotted it.
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(CNN) About one million families in Australia will have access to free childcare in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday. The plan will also support the early childhood education and care sector during the crisis, according to a government press release. "These services are vital for so many parents so they can provide for their family, and children need as much familiarity and continuity as we can help provide at this unsettling time," said Morrison. "Priority will be given to working parents, vulnerable and disadvantaged children that need early education more than ever and parents with pre-existing enrolments," he added. Under the plan the sector will receive $1.6 billion AUD ($974 million USD) over the next three months, with payments starting at the end of next week, according to the press release.
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Spire GlobalSpire Global has a supercomputer-equipped satellite sitting on a Vega rocket in French Guiana, almost ready to go to space. Spire has been so active in this domain that it promoted Alexander MacDonald to chief science officer this week after MacDonald led global weather model development at Spire. A worldwide representation of the Spire Global satellite signals, in radio wavelengths. Rex previously developed a global weather model at Panasonic, alongside current NOAA director Neil Jacobs. It is hoped that the satellite will help Spire further with its data products, in the months and years to come.
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Why rich students get more financial aid than poor ones Colleges are giving out more aid based on students' accomplishments, not their financial needColleges are increasingly spending more to woo affluent students with scholarships based solely on academic or other achievements, experts say. Here’s why colleges are giving more aid to wealthier students and how students with financial need can maximize available options. COLLEGES WANT WEALTHIER STUDENTSAffluent students get more school aid compared with students with financial need because colleges are actively pursuing them, experts say. “It is derailing public higher education and why we have a public higher education system to begin with,” he adds. FINANCIAL AID BUDGETS ARE LIMITEDFamilies depend on financial aid to help meet college costs — aid like scholarships and grants covers about one-third of college costs, according to Sallie Mae’s most recent “How America Pays for College” report.
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In a series of essays called The Distance, Thomas Lake is telling the stories of Americans living through the pandemic. "I'm very scared," a nurse named Letha Love told me on the phone from a hotel in Manhattan, shortly before leaving for another overnight shift treating coronavirus patients at a Coney Island hospital. But I'm scared. I'm very scared. "This is the highlight of my nursing career," Southerland told her 16-year-old daughter, who also wants to be a nurse.
Among Covid-19’s many victims is likely to be the already frail concept of shareholder supremacy. Investors are right to be nervous about the insurance sector in particular. As companies of all sizes shut their doors and make claims against their business interruption policies, insurers are coming under the spotlight. Unsurprisingly, few documents explicitly detail how they will deal with this unprecedented pandemic, creating gray areas that insurers and the policyholder will view differently. Claims will be in the “many billions...
Source:Wall Street Journal
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As successful business leaders, Forbes Business Council members know the signs to look for when deciding whether to keep a marketing campaign alive. There's No In-Depth Marketing Strategy DocumentThe one sign I look for is how in-depth and thorough the marketing strategy (marketing requirements document) is for the product or service that the campaign is being built for. If a marketing campaign that I run doesn't do that, it's not the right marketing for me. You're Losing Money On ItWhenever I see that a marketing campaign is yielding negative ROI, I decide to end that campaign altogether. There is never usually one key marketing campaign that puts a company on the map, and it takes many swings or at-bats.
To help, we asked 15 Forbes Coaches Council members how companies can fight unconscious bias for a more objective and fair hiring process. Test Your Process With ExpertsAfter constructing a process, run it by experts who can offer feedback about unconscious bias. From recruiting channels, wording choices, the review process, interview selection, etc., asking for an outside check is useful. Ensure Interviewers Have Unconscious Bias TrainingAt the foundational level, all people who are involved in any element of the hiring process should complete high quality, in-depth unconscious bias training. Standardize Your Interview ProcessEstablish a process so that each candidate has access to and will experience the same steps through the hiring process.
(CNN) Life under coronavirus means staying home as much as possible -- but you'll likely need to make a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy at some point. With the help of physicians and infectious disease experts, we built a tip sheet to make sure you don't bring the virus back with you. Note: Recommendations for Covid-19 may change as officials learn more, so monitor your local health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for updates. Make a game planRead More
New York (CNN Business) Last year was a good year for the film industry. The global box office brought in over $40 billion worldwide, even though the domestic box office was down. The coronavirus pandemic has brought Hollywood to a complete halt. Jeff Bock, a senior analyst at entertainment research firm Exhibitor Relations, believes that theaters will ultimately rebound from the coronavirus outbreak, but it won't come without "great losses." But the build-up to their dominance in the marketplace will take time; certainly a year, at minimum, to return to the form we recognize."
The IRS has reversed course to eliminate a controversial requirement on Social Security recipients seeking stimulus checks as part of the government's coronavirus response package. After initially saying that Social Security recipients would have to file a "simple" tax return for 2019 -- which they ordinarily would not do -- the IRS now says the payment will be automatic without it. DO YOU QUALIFY FOR A STIMULUS CHECK IN SENATE'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE BILL? trillion coronavirus response bill signed by President Trump last week sets aside recovery funds for workers and businesses squeezed by unprecedented restrictions to combat the virus. The Treasury Department now says that Social Security recipients will have their information taken from SSA-1099 and RRB-1099 forms, which was outlined in the CARES Act that provided for the stimulus payments.
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However, many businesses that consider partnering up with a digital agency don’t know for sure what to expect or don't fully understand what such a relationship entails. Some clients enter into a business relationship with an agency full of unrealistic beliefs and expectations. To help, 11 professionals from Forbes Agency Council share the things they wish their clients knew and how any agency can help its own customers manage their expectations from the very start of their business relationship. The best clients know this is how you get to great work. Our clients know there are no secrets they shouldn't share and the more we know the more we can deliver.