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AP FACT CHECK: Debate week’s twisted tales on virus, climate

WASHINGTON — Sidelined but not silenced, President Donald Trump demonstrated anew this past week he can’t be relied on to give a straight account of the disease that has afflicted millions, now including him. He heralded the arrival of a COVID-19 cure, which did not happen, and likened the coronavirus to the common flu even while knowing better.

The week featured the only vice presidential debate of the 2020 campaign and an emphasis on policy lacking in the virulent Trump vs. Joe Biden showdown of the week before.

Vice President Mike Pence asserted Trump respects the science on climate change when actually the president mocks it, and Pence defended a White House gathering that the government’s infectious disease chief branded a super-spreader event. His Democratic rival, California Sen. Kamala Harris, tripped on tax policy while wrongly accusing Trump of dismissing the pandemic as a hoax.

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AP FACT CHECK: Debate week’s twisted tales on virus, climate

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Check Out How These Ideas Became The Top Healthcare App Development Business Ideas Of 2020

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Just like water and food, healthcare is a necessity and not a commodity. With the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, it became really important for people to maintain their health without coming into contact with other people.

And the best way to do it at this time is by using healthcare apps, and due to this, the demand for healthcare app development is increasing exponentially.

People are becoming more curious and careful about their health, and therefore healthcare apps are offering numerous benefits for everyone. Some of them have been listed below:

  1. Easily accessibility
  2. Easy data management
  3. Effortless communication
  4. Maintaining social distance
  5. Accurate reports

With all the above-mentioned benefits, the healthcare app development business has also brought some economical advantages.

The following are some of the ideas that became top healthcare app development business ideas for 2020:

  1. On-Demand Doctor Consultation Apps
  2. Appointment Booking
  3. Healthcare Apps For Women
  4. Health Reminder Apps
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Joe Biden’s environmental plan needs a reality check

The closest President Trump came to laying a glove on former Vice President Joe Biden in their first debate was on the environment.



Joe Biden holding a sign: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Amtrak's Pittsburgh Train Station, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania today. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Amtrak’s Pittsburgh Train Station, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania today. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden’s published clean energy plan — which is more a gushing hydrant of wishes — is somewhat incoherent, certainly expensive at $2 trillion, and looks counterproductive.

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It is built on the left-wing assumption that all commerce, and the electric power industry particularly, is managed by people who would trade away the future for a few pieces of silver; that humanity stops at the corporate door.

This was true once. I’ve been in meetings where circumventing restrictions on coal were discussed and where global warming was regarded

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Ransomware reality check: All IT departments need a security plan, starting with a strong data backup policy

Get the right policies in place to improve security and establish regular backups.

Ransomware is, unfortunately, now a way of life, forcing users to choose between losing data or extortion. Intellectual property and other sensitive data can be exposed to competitors and the public at large when user data on workstations, laptops, and mobile devices is compromised. Productivity, operations, and company reputation can be placed in jeopardy as well. To combat this, every organization should make regular backups of all end user data stored on both company-provided and employee-owned systems a priority. 

Here is a look at the current state of ransomware and what IT departments can do to protect their company data.

SEE: End user data backup policy (TechRepublic Premium)

Build better defenses

Europol’s No More Ransom project is designed to lessen the threat of ransomware by offering free decryption tools for hundreds of different families of ransomware, as

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Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP Announces Investor Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Nikola Corporation

RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP reminds that an investor securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed against Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA, NKLAW) (“Nikola”) on behalf of those who purchased or otherwise acquired Nikola securities between March 3, 2020, and September 20, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

Nikola investors who purchased or otherwise acquired securities during the Class Period may, no later than November 16, 2020, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class.

Investors who wish to discuss this securities fraud class action lawsuit or request additional information about this litigation are encouraged to contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check attorneys James Maro, Jr. or Adrienne Bell at (844) 877-9500 (toll free) or online, click https://www.ktmc.com/nikola-corporation-class-action?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=nikola.

According to the complaint, Nikola operates as an integrated zero emissions transportation systems provider, which designs and manufactures

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Stimulus check 2 would boost economy, say business leaders

With the hope of resumed stimulus negotiations between Democrats and Trump administration officials still tenuous, financial leaders are calling on Congress to provide more aid to save a slipping economy. 

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned lawmakers this week that failing to pass another stimulus package that includes stimulus check 2 could have long-term economic consequences — a warning that may push the opposing sides on Capitol Hill closer to consensus. 

Powell specifically called out the need for additional direct payments, noting that a lack of individual benefits — including the federal unemployment supplement and a second stimulus check — could leave many Americans who don’t have savings without money to spend.

“Many borrowers will benefit from these programs, as will the overall economy,” Powell said, according to CNBC. “But for others, a loan that could be difficult to repay might not be the answer, and in these cases,

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Time For A New Investment Strategy: Check The Hedge Funds

Trend-following hedge funds seem to be searching for a new investment strategy.

Trend-following seemed to be the strategy to follow when the Federal Reserve was constantly pumping money into the financial markets in a effort to keep the economy going and avoid any kind of a relapse back into a recession.

Robin Wigglesworth and Laurence Fletcher write in the Financial Times,

Although many hedge funds have been rattled this year, the performance of trend-followers is of particular importance.”

Since the financial crisis they have become popular among many pension funds, private banks and endowments as a kind of insurance policy against downturns—thanks to previous strong performances at times of turmoil, such as in 2008.”

Environment Since Great Recession

The Federal Reserve System has dominated the economic policy-making scene since the end of the Great Recession.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke set out to combat the recession of 2007-2009 with sufficient stimulus

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Indian passport holders can get visa-free entry to 16 countries: Check full list here



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The Indian passport holders can get visa-free entry to as many as 16 countries around the world, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said there are 43 countries which provide visa-on-arrival facility and there are 36 countries which provide e-visa facility to Indian ordinary passport holders. 

“There are 16 countries which provide visa-free entry to Indian ordinary passport holders,” Muraleedharan said. 

What are the 16 countries? 

Barbados, Bhutan, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong SAR, the Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Nepal, Niue Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia and Trinidad and Tobago, provide visa free entry to Indian ordinary passport holders, according to the information provided by the minister. 

Iran, Indonesia and Myanmar were among the 43 countries which provide visa-on-arrival facility to Indian ordinary

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These 16 countries provide visa-free entry to Indian passport holders – check list

Sixteen countries, including Nepal, Bhutan and Mauritius, provide visa-free entry to Indian passport holders, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said there are 43 countries which provide visa-on-arrival facility and there are 36 countries which provide e-visa facility to Indian ordinary passport holders.

“There are 16 countries which provide visa-free entry to Indian ordinary passport holders,” Muraleedharan said.

Barbados, Bhutan, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong SAR, the Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Nepal, Niue Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia and Trinidad and Tobago, provide visa free entry to Indian ordinary passport holders, according to the information provided by the minister.

Iran, Indonesia and Myanmar were among the 43 countries which provide visa-on-arrival facility to Indian ordinary passport holders.

Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Malaysia are among the are 36

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