L.A. County prohibits most public and private gatherings between households

Almost all private and public gatherings between households will be temporarily prohibited in Los Angeles County starting Monday, the county’s public health department announced Friday. The prohibition is just one of the modifications to the city’s “Safer At Home” order that are being implemented to slow a surge of new coronavirus cases. 

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The ban does not include protected events such as protests and church services. Schools will still adhere to established re-opening protocols. 


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The extended order goes into effect on Monday, November 30 and advises residents “to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others.” Businesses including restaurants, non-essential retail, libraries, gyms, and museums will all operate under restricted occupancy limits, all of which

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Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe crashed a private CNN teleconference. CNN says he may have broken the law.

But, on Tuesday, Project Veritas — an organization that has used deceptive tactics in some of its attempts to capture proof of what it says is liberal bias and corruption in mainstream media and government — may have crossed a line. To help promote a new cache of two months of recordings of CNN’s daily morning editorial calls, the group’s founder, James O’Keefe, filmed himself calling into the network’s 9 a.m. meeting and pressing network president Jeff Zucker on the network’s journalistic integrity.

While Project Veritas had previously disseminated covert recordings of CNN’s daily meeting, in this video O’Keefe himself could be seen dialing into a private CNN call — apparently without the knowledge or consent of participants.

CNN would not elaborate further on the legal issues at play, when asked for comment. But several of the call attendees participated from states that require the consent of both parties for

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Freedom of info? Need to strike balance between public and private interest, says law minister

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is prepared to consider enacting a Freedom of Information Act in order to give better protection but also strike a balance between private and public interest, Parliament was told.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the government from time to time will review existing legislation, including the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972, to ensure all parties will be protected.

“It is important because when we enact a certain law, surely there is an intention of legislation.

“I also have to admit that the interest of the public is important.

“We have to find a balance between public and private interest within the country and community.

“Based on that reason, the government has no problems especially when there is feedback by civil society on improving current laws, including the aspect of whistleblowing, ” he said in reply to a supplementary question from R.

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Plantx Announces Formation of a Medical Advisory Board and Non-Brokered Private Placement

“In our mission to educate the public on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, we value the guidance of experts in the medical and science communities,” said Sean Dollinger, PlantX founder. “We look forward to working with our medical advisory board and using their recommendations to make PlantX a leader in the plant-based industry.”

The Medical Advisory Board will meet with PlantX once a month to review its products, meals, recipes and plants, and then make recommendations on how each will affect consumers’ health and wellness. The Medical Advisory Board will also discuss advancements in the plant-based industry and how the Company can capitalize on such advancements.

As a company promoting health, wellness and the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, PlantX is making an effort to always have the most accurate and up-to-date information to make its online platform the preferred resource for the plant-based community. The Company’s customers

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Endowment Study Highlights Average Endowment’s Decade of Underperformance in Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Private Real Estate Investments – Press Release

The average endowment could have improved overall performance and liquidity by simply investing in a passive S&P 500 benchmark strategy

BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / December 1, 2020 / Veriti Management LLC (“Veriti”), a registered investment adviser (RIA) and leading provider of direct indexing technology serving institutions and advisors, announced today that Dennis Hammond, Veriti Management head of Institutional Investments, published an investigational research study in the December 2020 issue of The Journal of Investing titled, ‘Should Endowments Continue to Commit to Private Investments?’.

The study reviews the 30-year commitment of endowments to private equity, venture capital, and private real estate – based on expectations of returns superior to those available in the public markets. This study was undertaken to address if private investments underperformed private market indexes, and to encourage institutions to reconsider future private equity commitments.

“For more than 30 years, endowments have committed ever-increasing allocations

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Global equitable access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostics for COVID-19: The role of patents as private governance


In June 2020, Gilead agreed to provide the USA with 500 000 doses of remdesivir—an antiviral drug which at that time was percieved as showing promise for patients with COVID-19. Although, recent studies question the effectiveness, if any, of remdesivir for use in the Covid-19 context.1,1 Nonetheless, in June when remdesivir was viewed as a promising potential treatment option for Covid-19, this quantity represented Gilead’s then full production capacity for July and 90% of its capacity for August/September.2 3 Similar deals are evident around access to proposed vaccines for COVID-19,4 and are only likely to increase as we get closer to securing effective vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.

Although understandable within the national context, these moves to secure preferential access, or so-called vaccine/treatment nationalism,5 jeopardise supplies of life-saving treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 available in other countries, and more generally, they jeopardise equitable distribution of COVID-19

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Private Divorce Trial Forum Launches in New York

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Divorcing couples and their counsel will no longer have to wait for the overburdened New York State court system to schedule a trial on financial issues related to their divorce. 

Eric Wrubel, Founder NYC Private Justice, Private Divorce Trial Forum

Eric Wrubel, a matrimonial attorney with a 25-year career practicing in New York, envisioned and has founded NYC Private Justice (NYCPJ) which provides a platform for litigants in a divorce or family law action to have financial issues heard by an experienced, neutral third party who will render a binding decision following the presentation of admissible evidence. 

This innovative concept is the first of its kind in New York and will revolutionize how contested divorces and related financial hearings can be handled. 

NYCPJ is also a novel option for individuals who want the financial aspects of the dissolution of their marriage handled with complete privacy, as well as expeditiously.


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Survey finds public, private sector collaboration critical to support women entrepreneurs

Access to new markets critical factor to securing success in COVID-19 era 

  • 79% of survey respondents say their number one challenge is attracting new clients
  • 56% say expanding distribution channels is top of mind
  • Only 36% benefited from a federal or provincial program for COVID-19 relief

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 30, 2020 /CNW/ – A survey led by EY Canada and Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec (RFAQ) finds that the top challenge facing Canadian women entrepreneurs in the COVID-19 era is attracting new clients. Nearly 80% of respondents say that adapting service offerings and finding new ways to connect with potential buyers are their top concern, followed by the need to expand distribution models.

“It’s no secret that women entrepreneurs continue to face greater challenges than men to start businesses, scale up and access new markets,” says Anne-Marie Hubert, Eastern Canada Managing Partner at EY Canada. “Many government programs and

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CAE closes $345 million public offering and concurrent $150 million private placement of common shares

MONTREAL, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – (NYSE: CAE) (TSX: CAE) – CAE Inc. (“CAE” or the “Corporation”) today completed its previously announced bought deal offering (the “Offering”) of common shares (the “Common Shares”), including the full exercise of the over-allotment option (the “Over-Allotment Option”), and private placement (the “Concurrent Private Placement”) of Common Shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $495 million.

The syndicate of underwriters co-led by Scotiabank, RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities fully exercised the Over-Allotment Option to purchase an additional 1,509,000 Common Shares at the offering price of $29.85 per share. Including the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option, the Corporation sold an aggregate of 11,569,000 Common Shares for total gross proceeds of approximately $345 million.

In addition, the Corporation issued an aggregate 5,025,126 Common Shares, at a price of $29.85 per share, through the Concurrent Private Placement with a subsidiary of Caisse

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How and why do people take private coronavirus tests in Japan?

The Mainichi Shimbun answers some common questions readers may have about taking a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for the coronavirus at their own expense and how much it costs.

Question: How do you receive a PCR test for COVID-19 privately?

Answer: There are two main ways a person can get tested for the coronavirus. If a doctor decides that an individual who was at a cluster infection site or who has symptoms such as a fever needs to get tested, they can receive an administrative test at public expense based on the infectious diseases control law. Meanwhile, medical institutions and test kit manufacturers provide an opportunity for people to get tested, but they will have to pay for it out of their own pocket.

Q: How much does it cost to get tested at your own expense?

A: On average, it costs around 20,000 to 40,000 yen (about $192

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