Utah personal privacy bills finding support, but time’s running short

The Capitol in Salt Lake City is pictured on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — A handful of personal privacy bills are finding broad support from Utah lawmakers this legislative session, but a few of the bills still have a ways to travel as the final five days of the 2021 edition fast approach. New protections for personal information in the cloud A proposal that would extend Fourth Amendment protections to personal information and documents stored in remote computer servers, commonly referred to as “the cloud,” was left to die on the vine at the end of last year’s session. But a… Read More

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GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy says Trump won’t be the party’s 2024 presidential nominee

Summary List Placement GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy said on Sunday that he does not believe Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president in 2024, contrary to strong suggestions from the former president that say otherwise. Trump’s days in office came to an end after President Joe Biden got inaugurated on January 20. But he is still able to run in future elections, and he has shared vague plans to do so.  Before Biden even entered office, for example, Trump said he’d like to host a 2024 campaign event.  Trump this weekend is headlining the Conservative Political Action Conference. One of CPAC’s most prominent features this year is a… Read More

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Daphne Bramham: Canada’s desperate test to curb overdose deaths in a pandemic

In March 2020, British Columbia began an unprecedented experiment, providing addicts with pharmaceutical replacements for street drugs. It’s not the first program to provide prescription alternatives to heroin. Other jurisdictions including Switzerland and Germany have been providing diacetylmorphine and hydromorphone to long-term users for nearly 20 years and the Vancouver-based Crosstown Clinic was the first in North America to provide it to users under supervision. Under B.C.’s “safe supply” guidelines — called “safer supply” by Health Canada which earlier this month approved the trial’s expansion to four sites beyond Vancouver — users no longer need to go the clinic daily to have someone watch their ingestion of methadone, suboxone or… Read More

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MLB insider Jon Morosi: Mariners may have what Theo Epstein would want

The Mariners are searching for a new team president and CEO after their last one, Kevin Mather, resigned due to his now infamous comments that he made while speaking to a local rotary club. Should Kelenic debut on opening day? The cases for and against it During that 45-minute conversation, Mather made racially insensitive comments about current and former Latino and Japanese players, alluded to the Mariners manipulating service time with top prospect Jarred Kelenic and insulted many veteran players on the current roster. Mather’s comments resulted in his resignation, and the Mariners, who said Mather’s comments were his own and don’t represent the organization, are now trying to mend… Read More

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Tony Finau honors idol Tiger Woods by wearing ‘Sunday red’ ensemble

Tony Finau wore Tiger Woods’ famous ‘Sunday red’ ensemble at the final round of the WGC-Workday Championship in Bradenton, Florida on Feb. 28 to honor Woods, who was in a serious automobile accident on Feb. 23. | Twitter screenshot Five days after Tiger Woods was in a serious automobile accident, Utah native and fellow PGA Tour golfer Tony Finau was among a group who honored him on Sunday at the WGC-Workday Championship by wearing Woods’ famous final round ensemble of a plain red Nike shirt with a white swoosh, black pants and a black hat with a white swoosh. The Tour posted video of Finau warming up prior to his… Read More

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Cuomo asks state AG, top judge, to launch harassment probe

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state’s attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. The move came after legislative leaders assailed Cuomo’s plan to appoint a retired federal judge to conduct the probe. “The Governor’s Office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the Governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach,” Beth Garvey, special counsel to the governor, said. “We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want… Read More

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CASE STUDY: How Goldman Sachs changed the retail banking game — by entering it (GS)

Summary List Placement Digital-only banks are redefining retail banking in major markets around the world. Spurred on by consumer frustrations with incumbents and growing willingness to use digital channels for accessing financial services, these tech-savvy players have acquired customers at pace and ramped up pressure on established firms. In the US, these challengers got off to a slower start than elsewhere, especially compared with Europe. But they’ve begun gaining traction in the last year. One of the most unique players at the forefront of this disruption, though, is challenger brand Marcus, launched not by a startup, but by Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs. To understand why Goldman launched Marcus and… Read More

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How to watch the 2021 Golden Globes online

Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images Awards season in Hollywood begins Sunday, February 28th, with the 78th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Golden Globes, usually considered a harbinger of who may take home awards at other shows like the Oscars, will look a bit different this year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The hosts and presenters will be in different locations in the US and around the world. Streaming services have finally come into their own at the Globes, with Netflix leading the pack of with 20 total nominations for its television shows; Hulu has six total nominations, Apple TV Plus has two,… Read More

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How Mark Ramadan turned Mondelez’s minority stake in chocolate brand Hu into a $340 million deal

Summary List Placement Editor’s note: This piece was originally published on January 7, 2021.  Mark Ramadan first met one of Hu Kitchen’s founders in the lobby of a Hilton in Anaheim, California, in March of 2019. It was one of a series of meetings that Ramadan took at Expo West, one of the food industry’s largest conventions. But the meeting with Hu co-founder Jason Karp turned into more than a run-of-the-mill networking opportunity. Hu was looking for a new CEO, and Ramadan was looking to move on from Sir Kensington’s, a condiment brand he had founded as a student and later sold to Unilever. The meeting went so well, Karp… Read More

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Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Many Republican lawmakers have criticized governors’ emergency restrictions since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Now that most legislatures are back in session, a new type of pushback is taking root: misinformation. In their own comments or by inviting skeptics to testify at legislative hearings, some GOP state lawmakers are using their platform to promote false information about the virus, the steps needed to limit its spread and the vaccines that will pull the nation out of the pandemic. In some cases, the misstatements have faced swift backlash, even getting censored online. That’s raised tough questions about how aggressively to combat potentially dangerous misinformation from elected… Read More

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