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How Mike Speiser and Sutter Hill are changing the rules for venture investing

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Venture capitalist Mike Speiser had a historic 2020. His firm, Sutter Hill Ventures, turned an initial investment of less than $200 million in Snowflake into a stake worth $12 billion after its IPO in September. Sutter Hill amassed its fortune......

Bulgaria to ease some COVID-19 rules, restaurants closed for now

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria will ease some coronavirus restrictions from February 4 though restaurants will remain closed for now due to concerns about the new coronavirus variant, officials said on Saturday. The move as follows measures in place since late November which have tamed a surge in new infections. Prime......

C.D.C. Eases Coronavirus Vaccine Rules for ‘Exceptional Circumstances’

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has quietly changed its recommendations for coronavirus immunizations to give doctors the flexibility to handle “exceptional circumstances,” a spokeswoman said, even though the changes have not been studied in large clinical trials. In guidelines posted on the agency’s website on Thursday,......

Restoring Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump Could Take Years

“When it comes to restoring the vast majority of these Obama environmental policies, the rollbacks were actually done by putting in place new regulations,” Jeffrey Holmstead, a lawyer representing fossil fuel companies who served in the E.P.A. in both Bush administrations. “In some cases that took two to three years.......

NBA Issues Rules to Forbid Hugs, Handshakes

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc4MTg0OTkwNjUwMDE3Mzg0/generic-basketballs.jpg Wilton Jackson The NBA announced Wednesday that it will move team security into the midcourt area to forbid hugs and handshakes, according to a league memo. The memo requires teams to remain on their half of the court in pregame and halftime warm-ups. It also limits physical contact exclusively......

China proposes tougher anti-trust rules for non-bank payment industry

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s central bank proposed stepping up anti-trust measures to rein in payment firms such as Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay, which dominate the non-bank payment industry. Under draft rules proposed on Wednesday, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) can advise the state council’s antitrust committee......

EU hails Biden’s ‘new dawn’ but wants tough tech rules

By Robin Emmott, Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union hailed Joe Biden’s inauguration later on Wednesday as U.S. president as a “new dawn” for Europe and the United States, while insisting U.S. technology companies should be regulated to stop the “dark forces” of hate speech online. FILE PHOTO:......

Vanderpump Rules Star Scheana Shay Shows Off Her Baby Bump in Nude Photo – E! Online

Scheana Shay is just hit a milestone in her pregnancy. On Jan. 17, the Vanderpump Rules star snapped a nude photo of herself for her Instagram Story. On the pic, she wrote “26… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate......

Coronavirus: Concerns over bosses breaking Covid safety rules

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55695185 The Observer reports that no companies have been prosecuted and fined for breaking workplace coronavirus safety rules since the start of the latest national lockdown in England, although a spokeswoman for the HSE said figures on enforcement action, which can include verbal advice or a written warning, cannot be......

With Positive Tests, the Rules Change for Some Players in Australia

New York Times
Matthew Futterman and Ben Rothenberg MELBOURNE, Australia — Organizers of the Australian Open faced a rebellion from players Saturday after passengers on two charter flights bringing them to Melbourne tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting orders for everyone aboard to go into quarantine for two weeks. The flights carried 47......

Can supermarket security guards help with mask rules?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55666973 Supermarkets around the UK are stepping up enforcement of mask-wearing rules. After a successful trial, Sainsbury’s is placing security guards at store entrances, ready to turn people away. BBC business correspondent Emma Simpson reports. Filmed by Neil Drake, edited by Dougal Shaw BBC – For more and to sign......

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving will forgo over $800,000 for violating NBA Covid-19 rules

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the game against the Washington Wizards on February 1, 2020 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images Brooklyn......

France toughens COVID-19 testing rules for non-EU travellers

FILE PHOTO: Orange and green lanes for entry into France and the EU are seen on the road as new customs infrastructure for Brexit at Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles, near Calais, France, December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol PARIS (Reuters) – People travelling from non-EU countries to France will no longer......

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