When and how should organizations identify their stakeholders and interests?

Regardless of the purpose of your effort, identifying stakeholders and their interests should be among the first, if not the very first, of the items on your agenda. It’s generally the fairest course you can take, and the one that is most likely to keep your effort out of trouble. Photo by Tiger Lily on Pexels.com … Continue reading When and how should organizations identify their stakeholders and interests?

UK policy advisors kick against 4th vaccine dose

U.K. government advisers have recommended against giving a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to nursing home residents and people over 80 because data shows that a third shot offers lasting protection against admission to the hospital. For people over 65, protection against hospitalization remains at about 90% three months after the third dose, according to … Continue reading UK policy advisors kick against 4th vaccine dose

New York Times acquires The Athletic for $550m to boost revenues

The New York Times Co. is buying sports news site The Athletic for $550 million, the latest move in its strategy to expand its audience of paying subscribers as the newspaper print ads business fades. The Times, unlike many local news outlets, has thrived in the past several years. It gained millions of subscribers during … Continue reading New York Times acquires The Athletic for $550m to boost revenues

Amnesty International confirms Polish senator and other politicians were hacked

Amnesty International said Thursday it has independently confirmed that powerful spyware from the Israeli surveillance software maker NSO Group was used to hack a Polish senator multiple times in 2019 when he was running the opposition’s parliamentary election campaign. Polish Senator Krzysztof Brejza in Warsaw, on the night of parliamentary elections, Oct. 13, 2019. The Associated Press … Continue reading Amnesty International confirms Polish senator and other politicians were hacked

France fines Facebook and Google over rights infringement

French regulators on Thursday fined Google and Facebook a total of more than 200 million euros ($226 million) for not making it as easy for people to opt out of online tracking as it is for them to accept it. The CNIL data privacy watchdog said its investigations found that while the U.S. online giants gave French … Continue reading France fines Facebook and Google over rights infringement

Schools end bus service after drivers tested positive to COVID-19

High school students in two North Carolina cities won’t be able to ride school buses for at least two weeks because a large number of drivers are temporarily out of work after testing positive for COVID-19. Photo by Mary Taylor on Pexels.com The News & Record of Greensboro reports that Guilford County Schools said Friday that 76 … Continue reading Schools end bus service after drivers tested positive to COVID-19

How hatred and racism triggered Jan. 6 riots

Rep. Cori Bush is no stranger to protests. She spent years marching the streets of St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri, rising to public office on the strength of her activism. But as the Missouri Democrat looked out the window of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 — only her third day as a member of Congress — … Continue reading How hatred and racism triggered Jan. 6 riots

2022 Election rallies in India spike COVID-19 infections

Coronavirus cases fueled by the highly transmissible omicron variant are rocketing through India, prompting the federal government and states to swiftly reintroduce a string of restrictions. Night curfews are back. Restaurants and bars are running at half their capacity. Some states have closed schools and movie theaters. Large gatherings are to be downsized. But India’s … Continue reading 2022 Election rallies in India spike COVID-19 infections

Real Madrid and Mbappe agree to postpone contract until March 2022

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe have agreed to postpone their negotiations until after the two teams' Champions League round of 16 tie. Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring for PSG The 23-year-old will be able to conduct pre-contract talks with Real Madrid or any other interested part from January 1. However, the Frenchman's next move … Continue reading Real Madrid and Mbappe agree to postpone contract until March 2022

Rap star Cardi B gifts Offset $2 million on his birthday

Cardi B has gifted Offset $2 million for his birthday. The 29-year-old rap star - who is one of the world's best-selling musicians - has revealed via social media that she's presented the Migos rapper with a check for an eye-watering sum of money in celebration of his 30th birthday. Cardi posted a photo of … Continue reading Rap star Cardi B gifts Offset $2 million on his birthday