Nearly half of all states have now passed laws limiting authority to respond to public health emergencies

Newly updated data released today by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research on LawAtlas.org captures details of laws in 21 states that establish new limits on executive authority to act in response to public health emergencies. “Since January 2021, 21 states have passed new laws restricting public health authority related to emergency […]

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Two Valorant players suspended from Riot esports events following teabagging debate

Two Valorant players have been suspended from Riot-sanctioned esports competitions following an argument about in-game teabagging. The news was shared on the Valorant site, stating that Dawn “Dawn” Park and Vivian “Risorah” Dela Cruz used vulgar language and harassed a member of the Galorants community. Dawn has been suspended from competitions for three months; Risorah […]

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Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui reports Q1 profit jump, Mizuho suffers drop

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (8316.T) reported a bigger-than-expected increase in first-quarter net profit thanks to improved economic conditions, while higher credit costs weighed on rival Mizuho Financial Group Inc (8411.T). Sumitomo Mitsui, Japan’s second-largest lender, said demand for loans is coming back in commercial and industrial lending, as well as at the bank’s […]

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Brits ‘cutting back on subscriptions and beauty kits’ to tackle cost of living crisis

Consumers have begun cutting back on subscriptions such as entertainment platforms and beauty and grooming kits, as the cost-of-living crisis starts to bite. Figures from Barclaycard Payments show spending on monthly subscriptions fell 4.2 per cent between May and June as households tighten their belts. While separate research shows concerns around rising costs have prompted […]

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