Here's why Singapore is turning its sight inward when it comes to innovative food production.
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Tom Brady posted disputed data on Instagram downplaying the rate of COVID-19 deaths.
(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump is considering an executive order on fracking as he criticizes Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s stance on energy policy. Texas’ high court ruled that counties would each have just one drop box for voters who want to hand-deliver mail ballots. And Biden is maintaining a 6-point lead in Nevada, a state Biden is seeking to flip. There are seven days until Election Day and 48 days until the Electoral College meets.Other Developments:Trump Pins Hopes on Rallies That Could Be Sealing His DefeatBlue Wave May Curtail Muni Tax Break, Breckinridge Advisors SaysStimulus Hopes Put On Hold Until After Election as Senate LeavesAmy Coney Barrett Quickly Enters Fray of Trump’s Acrimonious Legal BattlesTrump Considers Executive Order on FrackingTrump is considering issuing an executive order to require an economic analysis of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, according to several people familiar with the matter, as the president seeks to use what he portrays as Biden’s mixed messages on energy to woo voters in the swing states of Pennsylvania and Ohio.The order would call for U.S. agencies to analyze the economic impact of fracking, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss nonpublic deliberations. The order would also require an evaluation of how fracking, which is used to coax oil and gas out of underground rock formations, could be expanded, they said.Judd Deere, a White House spokesman, declined to comment on the order but said: “Since taking office, President Trump has prioritized all forms of domestic energy production which has led to America becoming energy independent.”The possible order, which was earlier reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as fracking has emerged as a hot button issue of the 2020 election, with Trump claiming that Biden wants to ban the technique, despite the Democrat’s assertions to the contrary.Biden said during a primary debate in March that he would ban fracking but his campaign clarified the next day he was only referring to banning it on federal lands. Biden has since said he doesn’t support a national fracking ban. Natural gas development is a major economic engine in Pennsylvania and Ohio. -- Jennifer Dlouhy and Ari NatterTexas High Court Limits Ballot Drop Boxes to One per County (7:46 p.m.)Texas counties won’t have multiple ballot drop boxes ahead of the Nov. 3 national election.The state can restrict counties to just one drop box for voters who want to hand-deliver mail ballots for fear they won’t arrive in time to be counted if sent by post, the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.That means whether it’s Harris County, where Houston is located with more than 4 million people, or Loving County, population 169, each gets one drop box.The high court didn’t hear oral arguments and issued its decision without explanation. Two lower Texas courts had earlier ordered the state to let counties keep multiple drop boxes open to make voting easier for people seeking to avoid voting in person during the pandemic.A historically reliable Republican stronghold, Texas has become a battleground this year. The RealClear Politics average of recent polls has Trump up by just 2.4 percentage points. -- Laurel Brubaker CalkinsBiden Maintains His Lead in Nevada, a State Trump Wants to Flip (3:39 p.m.)Biden leads Trump by 6 percentage points in Nevada, a state that Hillary Clinton won by just 2 points in 2016 and that Trump is seeking to flip.A New York Times/Siena College poll released Tuesday finds Biden leading Trump 49% to 43% among likely voters in Nevada. Biden’s lead is buoyed by Hispanic voters who support him 59% to 30%, as well as younger voters 18-29 who support him by 56% to 32%. Women back Biden in the poll 54% to 36%.The poll was conducted Oct. 23-26, after the presidential debate last week, and finds nearly no change in the numbers from the same poll taken at the beginning of October.Trump has visited Nevada twice since August, a sign of the Republicans’ interest in flipping the swing state, which has backed presidents of both parties, including George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.The poll has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points and was conducted among 809 Nevada likely voters. -- Emma KineryTrippy Trump Facebook Ad Skirts Policy on Declaring a Win (2:06 p.m.)A Trump campaign ad featuring screaming flowers appears to skirt Facebook’s policy against candidates prematurely declaring a win.The ad, which ran on Monday, features an animated sun with Trump’s face rising over a field with flowers that bloom to reveal a famous video of a woman screaming after Trump won the 2016 election.“It’s morning in America,” a narrator says to Edvard Grieg’s “Morning Mood,” as what sounds like a newscaster says “Donald Trump is still president of the United States.”Facebook Inc. says that political ads from politicians who claim victory prematurely are against company policies, and should be removed. The company stopped accepting all new political ads early Tuesday morning, a week before the election, but will still allow advertisers to promote ads that have been previously uploaded into its system.The ad could be a violation depending on when the Trump campaign runs it. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Trump on Monday also uploaded a series of ads promoting record GDP growth in the third quarter, though those numbers have not yet been released. -- Kurt WagnerBiden’s Stutter Mocked on Trump Campaign Call (1:40 p.m.)A Republican congressman mocked Biden’s childhood stutter on a Trump campaign call Tuesday.In a call to highlight Biden’s past comments on fracking, Representative Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania imitated a stutter as he argued that Biden “gets himself caught up” when talking about the natural gas extraction method.“Look he’s been against fracking since the beginning of this primary season. He’s pledged that he would eliminate, he kind of stumbles: ‘I ... I ... I’ll ... I’ll ... I’ll ... we’ll ... we’ll ... we’ll ... we’ll ... we’ll ... w-we’ll work it out, we’ll work it out,’” Kelly said.Biden says he would ban new oil and gas permits on public land but would not ban fracking. But in a bid to win Pennsylvania voters, Trump has seized on Biden’s verbal missteps during the campaign to argue that he would ban fracking outright.Trump campaign surrogate Lara Trump and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey have also mocked the way Biden speaks at campaign events, although both denied they were talking about his stutter. -- Mario ParkerBloomberg Spending $15 Million for Biden in Texas, Ohio (11:35 a.m.)Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending $15 million to support Biden’s efforts to flip Ohio and Texas, a spokesperson said Tuesday.Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC will run TV ads in both states starting Wednesday until Election Day on November 3.“Mike looked at the polling data and it was clear that Texas and Ohio are in play for Biden. He is investing in expanding the map, beyond the ‘Blue Wall’ to places like Florida, Texas and Ohio, where it’s close but a win could make a big difference,” a different spokesman, Kevin Sheekey, said.In Ohio, the ads will focus on the coronavirus, the economy and Biden’s recovery plans. In Texas, the ads will focus specifically on the coronavirus and will air in both English and Spanish. The spokesperson also said Bloomberg was increasing his spending on behalf of Biden in Florida.Trump and Biden are essentially tied in Ohio and Florida, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polling, and Trump is leading Biden by 3.2 percentage points in Texas, a state that hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1976.Bloomberg, who spent $1.1 billion on his unsuccessful presidential campaign, has donated $107 million to federal candidates and committees this cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He’s given $30 million to Independence USA PAC, his own super PAC, which has spent $32 million backing Biden.Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News. -- Mark NiquetteYouth Voter Turnout Could Match 2008 Levels (10:08 a.m.)Young voters are showing enthusiasm, as high as with the runup to the 2008 election, which saw a historic turnout as the country elected its first Black president, Barack Obama.In a poll by the Harvard Institute of Politics released Monday, 63% of 18- to 29-year-olds said they will “definitely be voting” this year.That’s much higher than the 47% of 18- to 29-year-olds who said the same in the institute’s 2016 poll and comparable to a poll in 2008 which found 63% of 18- to 24-year-olds said they would definitely vote.If true, that’s a good sign for Biden as the poll showed that young likely voters backed Biden over Trump, 63% to 25%.The poll of 2,026 18- to 29-year-olds was conducted Sept. 23-Oct. 11. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.Biden Says He May Have a Shot at Texas (9 a.m.)Biden said he thinks he may be the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas since 1976.In an interview with the NBC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth Monday night, Biden said the campaign has put a “major effort” into the Lone Star State.“Eight days to go, and the Lone Star State has a shot of becoming blue again,” he said. “We have 17 battleground states across the country. We’re not losing focus on securing the many pathways to 270,” he said, referring to the number of Electoral College votes a candidate needs to win the presidency.Texas demographics have been trending toward Democrats in recent years, but Republicans still dominate state politics. Trump currently has a 3.2 percentage point lead in the RealClearPolitics average of polls, below the nine-point margin of his win in 2016.Biden running mate Kamala Harris will stop in Houston Friday, while the campaign is spending millions on ads in the state.Trump Urges Mail-In Voters to Change Their Ballots (7:42 a.m.)Trump erroneously told voters having second thoughts that they can change their votes in most states Tuesday.Echoing an argument he made just days before the 2016 election, Trump said that Google searches for “can I change my vote” have been trending upwards, claiming that it was for him.“The answer in most states is YES. Go do it. Most important Election of your life!” he tweeted.Only a handful of states allow mail-in voters to change their ballots after submitting them and the practice is not common. Voters in Wisconsin have until Thursday to request that their ballot be spoiled and they be issued a new one, while voters in New York can simply show up on Election Day to have their mail-in ballot nullified.Trump claimed that searches spiked after the second debate, while conservative media sites have claimed the searches are related to stories about Hunter Biden. But most of the recent surge has been driven by those stories, with related searches like “change my vote trending” and “top Google searches.”Older Veterans Back Trump, Younger Veterans Like Biden (6:47 a.m.)A slim majority of veterans say they will vote for Trump, but his support is concentrated among older veterans, according to a new poll.In a survey by the Military Times and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families released Monday, 52% of people with some military experience backed Trump and 42% backed Biden.That’s a drop for Trump, who got about 60% of voters with some military experience in 2016, according to exit polls.Trump’s numbers were buoyed by strong support among veterans over 55, who backed him over Biden, 58%-39%.By contrast, veterans under the age of 34 supported Biden over Trump, 46%-42%; and veterans age 34-54 backed Biden 51%-40%. Those two groups also showed higher numbers of respondents saying they’d vote for a third-party candidate.The nationwide poll of 1,733 veterans was conducted Oct. 1-13.Two Conservative-Leaning Papers Back Trump, While Another BalksTrump picked up the endorsement of the conservative-leaning editorial boards at the New York Post and the Spokane Spokesman-Review in Washington state.But he lost the Topeka Capital-Journal in Kansas, which supported him in 2016.In an editorial announcing its decision, the Capital-Journal’s editorial board said that Biden is “committed to following the science and leading our country out of this pandemic.”“Yes, you might have heard that he’s also a Democrat. He deserves your support anyway,” the paper wrote.The Spokesman-Review, while endorsing Trump’s “market based solutions” and approach to trade, added that he is “a bully and a bigot,” who “panders to racists” and “tweets conspiracy theories” while handling the coronavirus poorly, denying climate change and seeking to dismantle the Affordable Care Act without an alternative.Coming Up:Trump will visit Lansing, Michigan; West Salem, Wisconsin; and Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday. He’ll be in Bullhead City and Goodyear, Arizona on Wednesday.Biden will be in Atlanta, Georgia Tuesday and former President Barack Obama will be in Orlando, Florida.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Automobile insurance startup Root Inc sold shares in its initial public offering (IPO) on Tuesday at $27 apiece, above its target range, to raise $663.7 million, according to two people familiar with the matter. The IPO values Root, which has $200 million in debt, at $6.7 billion. Root's IPO is bigger than those of other technology-powered insurance providers that have gone public this year.
PHILADELPHIA—Hundreds gathered in West Philadelphia on Tuesday to protest the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr, a 27-year-old Black man, hours after ferocious unrest in response to the incident sent a chunk of the city into chaos.In video captured by an eyewitness and posted to social media, police on Monday afternoon fired several shots at Wallace Jr., who was seen approaching the officers with a knife—and whose mother was on hand, pleading for de-escalation. Two officers, whose names have not been released, each fired about seven times, police announced at a Tuesday press conference. According to Wallace Jr.’s family’s attorney, Shaka Johnson, the family contacted emergency services for assistance with an ongoing mental health crisis, and the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that officers had visited the family home twice that day before the shooting.Wallace Jr., who reportedly had seven children and whose wife was expecting, was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Within hours of the shooting, protests kicked off, and while they began peacefully, tensions surged, with social media footage showing police beating protesters and protesters throwing objects—including bricks—at cops.The difference from a wave of local unrest after the police killing of George Floyd in May: a hotly-contested presidential election centering in no small part on law-and-order was now in its final days.Video Exposes Proud Boys and ‘Extra-Friendly’ Philly Cops“I hope there’s no looting or rioting because that’s not what this is about. This isn’t about taking away from the community or the people of West Philly,” Brittany Meyers. 28, of West Philadelphia, told The Daily Beast. “But I will defend my home against these cops. And whoever gets in office next has to address this racism.”At the peak of the mayhem late Monday and early Tuesday, a local news van was damaged and at least one police car was set on fire. By the end of the evening, according to the most recent release from the Philadelphia Police Department, 91 people were arrested and 30 officers were injured, including one officer who was hit by a car at 52nd and Walnut Streets.On Tuesday, the National Guard was activated. And while protests began without incident that evening, by 9 p.m. looting had again been reported in some parts of the city. Still, protesters were leery of a president who has repeatedly singled out their polling places for scrutiny from his rabid fans, again tweeting on Tuesday, “Philadelpiha [sic] MUST HAVE POLLWATCHERS!”“Philadelphia is sick and tired of being sick and tired,” J.T. Hall, 30, told The Daily Beast. “And it doesn’t help that we have a president that says, you know, ‘Bad things happen in Philadelphia.’ It needs to stop.”Hall said he turned out to protest after watching what he described as “the rebellion” play out last night.“It’s not looting. It’s a rebellion,” he said. “You want to take our lives? We’ll hit you in your pockets.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The North America intraoperative neuromonitoring market is expected to reach US$ 1,874. 02 million by 2027 from US$ 1,029. 17 million in 2019; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7. 9% from 2019 to 2027.New York, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "North America Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Product ; Source ; Application ; Modality ; and End User, and Country" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05978901/?utm_source=GNW The intraoperative neuromonitoring market in North America grows primarily due to rising incidences of neurological disorders and increasing technological advancements in the field of neuromonitoring; however, the lack of skilled professionals restrains the growth of the market. Additionally, increasing research activities in nerve monitoring field and integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technology with neuromonitoring are expected to fuel the growth of the intraoperative neuromonitoring market during the forecast period.Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM), an integral part of most of the surgical procedures, prevents the neurological damage that may cause during surgeries.It also identifies the neural structures, thereby preventing the post-operative impairments.IOM employs a wide range of modalities such as motor evoked potentials (MEPs), somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs), electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography, brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs), and visual evoked potentials (VEPs).Neuromonitoring provides real-time alerts during the surgery and helps the surgeon make informed decisions to avoid neural injuries; also, many integrated technologies enhance the patient outcome. Many studies demonstrate that a combination of advanced optical imaging with an AI algorithm generate an accurate, real-time intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors.For instance, Nervio has developed an innovative, autonomous, and intraoperative neuromonitoring solution by using AI technology.The system offers real-time alerts and clinical recommendations during the surgery.The company aims to make neuromonitoring accessible and affordable.Moreover, Al is increasingly being utilized in treating neurological disorders.For example, in October 2019, Henry Ford Health System and Mon4t launched a pilot study related to AI and Parkinson’s disease. Thus, these innovations drive the growth of the market.The patients who go through critical surgeries such as spinal surgery, neurosurgery, or ENT surgery need physical attention and are required to undergo a few procedures in clinics/hospitals.The procedures include intraoperative neuromonitoring by systems, services, and accessories.During surgical treatments and other procedures, doctors and healthcare specialists are in direct contact with patients.Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation in North America, it is crucial to maintain social distancing in order to avoid direct exposure to body fluids.Considering these facts, many hospitals and clinics are hesitating to schedule these surgeries unless it is critical. Therefore, this scenario affects the growth of the intraoperative neuromonitoring market in North America.In 2019, the systems segment accounted for the largest share of the North America intraoperative neuromonitoring market.Systems in intraoperative monitoring have become a crucial factor in neurosurgery as these offer an early warning concerning motor and sensory functions during surgery, thus it yields better results and avoids post-operative neurophysiological deficits.Moreover, market players are continuously developing advanced products to gain high market share.A few major secondary sources referred to while preparing the North America intraoperative neuromonitoring market report are World Health Organization (WHO), Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Orthopaedic Research Society, Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), and American Association of Neurological Surgeons.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05978901/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________CONTACT: Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
Afterpay's U.S. business showed the second-fastest growth rate among all its regions in the quarter, with underlying sales there more than tripling to A$1.6 billion ($1.14 billion) from a year earlier. The results highlight the United States as the sector's biggest prize but Afterpay faces intense competition there from the likes of Sweden's Klarna and more established financial firms such as PayPal Holdings. Arguably Australia's hottest stock this year, Afterpay now has 11.2 million active customers as of the end of September, 1.3 million more than three months ago.
Mainland China reported 42 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 27, up sharply from 16 a day earlier as new cases were reported in the northwestern Xinjiang region, the country's health authority said on Wednesday. Of the new cases, 22 of them were locally transmitted infections in Xinjiang following an apparent mass infection in Kashgar. The region's health authority also reported 19 new asymptomatic infections, half of the total number of symptomless infections reported in Mainland China for Oct. 27.
Australian account of Scott Morrison's talk with Boris Johnson omits reference to net zero emissions. UK record of conversation stresses ‘ambitious targets to cut emissions and reach net zero’, but account released by Australian PM’s office does not mention the target
Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. (FBN®), the leading direct-to-farm ag tech platform and farmer network, today announced the acquisition of Haplotech Inc., a Winnipeg-based market leading provider of research, technical and consulting services in seed breeding.
Cricket Australia has locked in dates for India’s tour Down Under after a lengthy delay while overhauling the schedule to meet the varying quarantine and COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions in different states. A four-test series, starting with a day-night match at the Adelaide Oval on Dec. 17, will be preceded by three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals played in Sydney and Canberra from Nov. 27 to Dec. 8. The Adelaide match to start the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series will be the first day-night test between top-ranked Australia and India, and also India’s first away from home.
Protesters took to the streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 27, one day after the officer-involved shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.Footage taken by Will Davis shows demonstrators chanting and marching down Broad Street, followed by police officers on bicycles.Philadelphia Police have launched an investigation into the shooting. Local media citing officials reported the incident occurred on October 26, after officers responded to a domestic incident on the 6100 block of Locust Street and encountered a man with a knife.The shooting sparked protests across the city, with looting also reported.Police said 30 officers were injured in the protests, including a female officer whose leg was broken when she was struck by a vehicle. Credit: Will Davis via Storyful
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Paramount has shifted the release date of its animated feature Rumble to May 14, 2021, pushing it further back from its previous January 19, 2021 date. Paramount Animation and WWE Studios are teaming on the pic, which is directed by Hamish Grieve and originally was slated for a summer 2020 bow before the exhibition business […]
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The Creative Coalition debuted a new public service announcement zooming in on the untold stories of obesity and its ties to COVID-19. The new announcement unpacks that obesity is the greatest risk factor for developing a severe case of coronavirus for people under the age of 60, according to the PSA. "We’re using our voices […]
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Women from 10 flights taken for medical examinations at Qatar airport, Australia's foreign minister saysMarise Payne says 18 Australians on the Qatar Airways flight were subjected to compulsory intimate searches at Hamad international airport in Doha