Sen. Mitt Romney was named the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Friday for splitting with his party and becoming the only Republican to vote to convict former President Donald Trump during his first impeachment trial.
Sen. Mitt Romney was named the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Friday for splitting with his party and becoming the only Republican to vote to convict former President Donald Trump during his first impeachment trial.
Many private businesses and some states are plowing ahead with methods of verifying that people have been vaccinated, despite conservative resistance to "vaccine passports."Why it matters: Many businesses view some sort of vaccine verification system as key to getting back to normal. But in the absence of federal leadership, a confusing patchwork approach is likely to pop up.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The big picture: “I think it’s going to be a tidal wave that’s going to be very difficult to stop, because there’s enormous economic and social incentive for proof of vaccinations,” said Lawrence Gostin, a professor at Georgetown University. Although he agrees with the approach of letting states and the private sector lead, Gostin thinks the federal government should have a larger advisory role.“Unless they provide national scientific guidance and technical assistance, we’re going to see a patchwork of variable quality across the country,” he said. “And we’ve seen that movie before…you get a mess.”Where it stands: The Biden administration has said that it will not mandate vaccine passports across the country, nor will it create a federal vaccination database. That leaves decision-making to the states and the private sector.But several Republican governors already said they'll fight any such systems.In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order banning state government and some private businesses that receive public funding from requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination.In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis banned the use of Covid-19 vaccine credentials through an executive order.The other side: Many private companies have already begun planning ways to verify that their customers have been vaccinated.New York has also rolled out a pass that sports and entertainment venues can use if they choose, and Hawaii is working on a vaccine passport that would let travelers bypass a two-week quarantine.Between the lines: Requiring proof of vaccination is likely on solid legal ground, experts said."In general, private businesses can decide who they're willing to admit into their businesses and serve so long as they don't violate either the federal Civil Rights act or a state law," University of Pennsylvania professor Eric Feldman told Axios.“Just like you can say no shirt no shoes no service, you can say no vaccine no service,” Gostin said, adding that he thinks the Florida ban would likely lose if challenged in court.Where it stands: Online services, universities, airlines, and retailers are figuring out how and whether to provide proof of vaccination for students, customers and employees.For online caretaker services, that can mean an optional "vaccination badge" for potential babysitters, which is what Urban Sitter is doing. Pet-sitting site Rover told Axios that it has seen an increase in sitters proactively adding information about their vaccine status on their profile pages, and they're considering more formal ways for sitters to add such information if they want, spokesman David Rosenbaum said. The list of universities in the U.S. requiring proof of vaccination is growing.What we’re watching: Experts worry that vaccine verifications could end up deepening existing inequities, as vaccination rates among people of color lag behind those of white people in the U.S. But they generally don’t worry about whether they’re justified."There seems to be a pretty clear public health justification for trying to ensure that those who are gathering in places where an airborne transmissible virus that could lead to sickness or the death of others, that you want to take the necessary precautions," Feldman said. "One precaution is to screen some people in and screen some people out."The bottom line: Proponents of vaccine verifications say they’ll ultimately be driven by economics. “Unless a business can create a safe environment for its employees and its customers, the employees and the customers won’t come in,” Gostin said. More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
Reproduced from Centro; Chart: Axios VisualsPolitical advertising has quickly begun to migrate over to connected TV (CTV), or digital and streaming television, according to new data.Why it matters: "If the current trends of explosive growth in CTV viewership continue, we could see a tipping point where CTV makes up nearly half of political digital ad spend as soon as 2022," says Grace Briscoe, vice president of candidates and causes at Centro, a digital ad placement firm that works with hundreds of campaigns across the country.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeDetails: New data from Centro finds that political ad spend on CTV by political campaigns outpaced overall CTV growth across the industry by more than three times. The data, which shows programmatic buying (automatic digital ad placement), points to how much campaigns are beginning to rely on CTV to reach voters.This data was pulled from ads that ran across the campaigns of over 400 election-related advertisers from Centro’s platform between Jan. 1, 2020 and Jan. 5, 2021, totaling more than $100 million in ad spending. The campaigns span federal, state and local elections. Briscoe says the increased spend in CTV "seems to be a reallocation primarily from traditional TV budgets, rather than from other digital channels," which means there will likely come a time that political ads — like all TV ads — are bought and sold digitally. This is a huge departure from the decades-long practice of campaigns buying TV ads that are targeted to local demographic market areas without much precision other than age and gender. As more political ads are bought on connected TVs, more messages will be targeted much more narrowly to people based on their interests, purchasing behavior, etc. — just as they are online. Another big shift will be the way these ads are purchased. Unlike traditional TV ads, which are typically purchased ahead of time for a set price, Centro says more than 60% of CTV ads are purchased via programmatic real-time bidding on the ad inventory, which complicates transparency measures. "Providing information on advertiser spend isn’t a simple matter when transactions have millions of data points per minute that are also constantly changing," Briscoe says.The big picture: Connected TV ads offer political advertisers the same type of messaging platform that they typically use to run GOTV (get out the vote) ads on traditional television. But unlike traditional TV ads, they are highly efficient and are hardly regulated. As traditional TV consumption wanes due to cord-cutting, political advertisers are shifting more of their budgets towards CTV ads, in part because they can no longer reach as many voters on traditional television.Centro finds that Hulu last cycle captured close to a quarter of all CTV spend across its hundreds of political campaign clients.Briscoe says that while Hulu has been the top vendor for direct sales for political campaigns in both 2018 and 2020, much of the big growth Centro saw last cycle came from new digital TV players entering the market.Those included smart TV companies like Roku, and private marketplaces that sell CTV ads against content from companies like Sling, Nexstar, Viacom and others. What to watch: As more political advertising shifts to CTV, where regulation is minimal and few transparency measures are in place, expect lawmakers to start demanding the same types of political ad disclosures they've pressured companies like Google and Facebook to implement online.Go deeper: Chart: Political ad spend by medium (2014-2020)Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has told hospitals they can't hide their prices from web searches, the Wall Street Journal reports. The big picture: New federal rules require hospitals to post their pricing information online, but some large systems were using code that prevented that information from appearing in search results. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Details: HCA Healthcare, Universal Health Services and NYU Langone Medical Center allegedly obscured their price information this way, per the Journal. Pricing information was still on their websites, but users would have to click through several pages to find it, rather than being able to search.Prohibiting that code "helps clarify the intent of this regulation — make the files public and accessible," a CMS spokesperson told the WSJ.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
Some users said they were offered "appetite suppressants" and "fasting" by the search feature.
Producers' attempts to appeal to a younger audience didn't quite work out at the 2011 ceremony.
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Fractal, (fractal.ai), a global leader in artificial intelligence and analytics, powering decisions in Fortune 500 companies, today announced a partnership with Google Cloud. With this partnership, Fractal will leverage Google Cloud and its advanced capabilities to deliver 'Cloud Analytics and AI' services, solutions, and products to Fortune 500 companies enabling them to become 'Cloud Ready' and address their digital transformation needs.
The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEMKT: VOO) tracks the S&P 500 and includes just over 500 stocks from some of the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. S&P 500 ETFs are one of the safer types of investments because they're a good representation of the stock market as a whole. Since its inception in 2010, the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF has earned an average rate of return of around 15% per year.
One night in the Norwegian city of Oslo, strange flashes of light illuminate the bay from below. And then suddenly, living, breathing, freaked-out humans pop up out of the water, gasping for air, and completely unaware of how they got there or why. Flash-forward a few years, and these watery arrivals have become a nightly occurrence, delivering people from three distinct historical periods ...
The off-road vehicle seats market is poised to grow by $ 187.91 mn during 2021-2025, progressing at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period.
According to the new market research report "Automotive Engineering Services Market by Application (ADAS & Safety, Body Electrical & Electronics, Chassis, Connectivity, Interior/Exterior, Powertrain & Exhaust, Battery, Motor, Charger Test, Simulation), Service, Location & Vehicle - Forecast to 2027", published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8% from USD 153.3 billion in 2021 to USD 253.9 billion by 2027.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Riley Gold Corp. (TSX.V: RLYG) (OTCQB: RLYGF) (“Riley Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its common shares have been made eligible for book-entry and depository services of the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), to facilitate electronic clearing and settlement of transfers of its common shares in the United States. Todd Hilditch, Riley Gold’s CEO comments, “We are pleased to have received DTC eligibility to facilitate the trading of our common shares for U.S. investors and brokerage firms. This will allow for faster execution and improved liquidity, which will help broaden our investors base.” About Riley Gold Corp. Riley Gold is a mining exploration and development company focused in Nevada, USA. The Company’s primary focus is on its two cornerstone assets: the Tokop Gold Project located within the Walker Lane Trend and the Pipeline West/Clipper Project located in the Battle Mountain Eureka Trend. Riley Gold’s founders and leadership team have a proven track record of maximizing shareholder value during each phase of the mining life cycle: exploration, development, and production. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Todd Hilditch Chief Executive Officer Tel: (604) 443-3831 Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Chicago, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Financial State of the Union report analyzes the audited financial report of the United States government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. This report is released today by Truth in Accounting (TIA), a think tank that analyzes government financial reporting. This year’s report found that the U.S. government’s financial condition worsened by nearly $10 trillion in 2020. The United States needs $123 trillion to pay its bills. The majority of this debt can be attributed to $55.1 trillion in Medicare promises and $41.2 trillion in Social Security. These are promises that have been made to our citizens, but the government has not set any money aside to fund them. Other contributing factors include military and civilian retirement benefits, publicly held debt, and other liabilities. Not surprisingly, the coronavirus pandemic had a negative impact on the fiscal health of the federal government last year. In April 2020, the publicly held debt increased by $1.4 trillion. Just like all the state and local governments, the federal government took on extra costs and had to borrow more money as a result of the pandemic. In 2020 the U.S. federal government spent $7.4 trillion on health and human services, defense and veterans affairs, Social Security, interest, education, and other expenses. The federal government received $3.6 trillion in revenue made up of individual income tax and withholding taxes, corporate taxes and excise, estate, gift taxes, as well as other revenue. Ten percent of all revenue collected through taxes went to pay down the interest on the current debt. The U.S. government spends twice as much on interest compared to education. The Financial State of the Union report awards the U.S. government an F grade and calculates a Taxpayer Burden of $796,000. This means that to pay off the $123 trillion debt at the end of fiscal year 2020 and to have enough money to pay promised benefits, each federal taxpayer would have to pay $796,000. Overall the financial condition of the U.S. government worsened by nearly $10 trillion in 2020. “The nation’s fiscal health has been deteriorating for years, but now is not the time to stop caring,” says Sheila Weinberg, founder and CEO of Truth in Accounting. “Our federal government was not financially prepared for any crisis, much less one as serious as the coronavirus pandemic.” The Financial State of the Union report is an in-depth study of the audited financial reports of the United States government. Data for this report was derived from the financial report of the U.S. government. Founded in 2002, Truth in Accounting is dedicated to educating and empowering citizens with understandable, reliable, and transparent government financial information. Sheila Weinberg is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 40 years of experience in the field. CONTACT: Courtney (Fox) Houtz Truth in Accounting 3125895104 email@example.com
The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) and Ivanhoé Cambridge are pleased to announce that the MAC will be relocating in Place Ville Marie (PVM) for the duration of the Museum's transformation, with preparatory work beginning in summer 2021 and completion planned for 2024. Its temporary home in the Galerie PVM, right in the heart of downtown, will enable the MAC to offer its arts, education and events-related programming starting in late 2021.
Apr. 15—A 2020 lawsuit filed against two Harrison High School employees related to a bullying incident has been dismissed in Cobb Superior Court. Jorge Santa, a Smyrna resident and Harrison freshman at the time of the incident, sought damages from assistant principal Arthur O'Neill and Ivant Fields, a school resource officer. The suit alleged the two employees failed to adequately investigate ...
Apr. 15—MARIETTA — In the face of overwhelming community opposition, the Marietta City Council voted unanimously to prevent two mixed-use developments from being built near the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and South Marietta Parkway. Rezoning applications on behalf of developer Stephen Macauley were denied for the proposed Nexus Gardens and Laurel Park developments. The projects would ...
Apr. 15—Roswell's Mac McGee Irish Pub announced it will be opening a second location at The Battery Atlanta this summer. Mac McGee's offers traditional, "from-scratch" pub fare such as fish and chips, shepherd's pie and bangers and mash, along with American favorites such as burgers and fried chicken. There's also dozens of beer and whiskey options. Sean Callan, Mac McGee's general manager, ...
Dublin, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Candy Market, By Product Type (Sugar Candy, Chocolate Candy & Gum Candy), By Distribution Channels (Convenience Stores, Traditional Grocery Stores, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, etc), By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2016-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Global Candy Market is anticipated to reach over USD70 billion by the end of 2026 and grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period owing to increasing innovation in existing products and rising demand for chocolate products globally. However, rising health concerns about diseases like obesity and diabetes are somewhat inhibiting the growth of the global candy market. To tackle this situation, sugar-free and low-calorie candies are being manufactured by the companies. Major challenges faced by the industry include rising government regulations, changing end-user preferences and health issues, which might hamper the growth of the market through 2026.The Global Candy Market can be segregated based on type, distribution channels and region. In terms of type, it is the sugar candy that dominates the Global Candy Market and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forthcoming years as well owing to the continuous launch of innovative products as well as aggressive branding initiatives undertaken by leading market players.While considering the distribution channels, in 2020, the departmental stores accounted for a majority share in the Global Candy Market; however, the online sales channel is expected to increase at a rapid pace during the forecast period.In terms of region, the Global Candy Market is categorized into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, North America, followed by Europe, is the major contributor based on sales generated and higher demand for candies in these regions. Sugar confectionery consumption dominates Asia-Pacific and the Middle East & Africa due to the lower product cost. Thus, Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to grow at a much faster rate during the forecast period.The candy market has become an attractive destination for investments and several large multinational companies are entering into this market. Some of the major players operating in this market are Perfetti Van Melle Group, Mondelez International, Inc., The Hershey Company, Mars, Incorporated, Nestle S.A., Crown Confectionery Co., Ltd., Kellogg Company, Grupo Arcor S.A., Lotte Confectionery Co., Ltd., and Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. the Global Candy Market is highly fragmented due to many local and international suppliers.Key Topics Covered: 1. Product Overview2. Research Methodology3. Impact of COVID-19 on Global Candy Market4. Executive Summary5. Voice of Customer5.1. Brand Awareness5.2. Frequency of Usage & Purchase5.3. Sources of Information Conferred5.4. Reason for Purchase6. Global Candy Market Outlook6.1. Market Size and Forecast-6.1.1. By Value6.2. Market Share and Forecast6.2.1. By Product Type (Sugar Candy, Chocolate Candy & Gum Candy)6.2.2. By Distribution Channel (Convenience Stores, Traditional Grocery Stores, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Online Sales Channel and Departmental Stores)6.2.3. By Region6.2.4. By Company (2020)6.3. Market Map7. Asia-Pacific Candy Market Outlook8. Europe Candy Market Outlook9. North America Candy Market Outlook10. South America Candy Market Outlook11. Middle East & Africa Candy Market Outlook12. Market Dynamics12.1. Drivers12.2. Challenges13. Market Trends & Developments14. Competitive Landscape14.1. Competition Benchmarking14.2. Company Profiles (Leading companies)14.2.1. Perfetti Van Melle Group14.2.2. Mondelez International, Inc.14.2.3. The Hershey Company14.2.4. Mars, Incorporated14.2.5. Nestle S.A.14.2.6. Crown Confectionery Co., Ltd.14.2.7. Kellogg Co.14.2.8. Grupo Arcor S.A.14.2.9. Lotte Confectionery Co., Ltd.14.2.10. Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.15. Strategic Recommendations For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/51r80k CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
The "North America's Carbon Intensity Based Clean Fuel Standards" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.