Amwell, a provider of remote health services formerly known as American Well, is looking to go public in the coming months, sources tell CNBC.
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Thousands of Israelis gathered in Jerusalem late on Saturday (Sept 26) demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day after the country tightened its lockdown aimed at stemming surging coronavirus cases. Long processions of cars carrying people from throughout the country caused traffic jams in the city, with hundreds of small protests held at bridges and junctions nationwide. Israel began a second nationwide lockdown on Sept 18 in a bid to bring down the world's highest coronavirus infection rate per capita. On Friday, restrictions were tightened further, including limiting international travel and attending indoor prayers. But lawmakers blocked a government proposal that would have limited protest gatherings by ruling people could only demonstrate in groups of 20 and within a kilometre of their residence. Netanyahu, in a video issued on Saturday night, slammed "the populist decision in parliament to cancel the limitations the government imposed after we saw the rise in the infections." Protesters on Saturday said the government attempt to block them was one motivation they came out on the streets. "I came here for the very reason that they tried to shoot down
LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to appoint two Brexit-backing critics of the BBC to important roles in the media, including one as chairman of the publicly owned broadcaster itself, the Times reported on Saturday (Sept 26). The newspaper said Johnson had asked Charles Moore, a former editor of the Daily Telegraph, to become the chairman of the BBC and wanted Paul Dacre, a former editor of the Daily Mail, to be chairman of media regulator Ofcom. The BBC is entering a crucial period in its history, with some lawmakers attacking its universal funding model and online giants Netflix and Amazon posing a new threat. "This is part of a process of the prime minister putting allies in key positions," the newspaper quoted one source close to Johnson as saying. Applications for the roles are due to open shortly. Of the BBC position, a spokeswoman for the Department of Media said: "It is an open recruitment process and all public appointments are subject to a robust and fair selection criteria." The spokeswoman had no comment about the Ofcom role. Moore and Dacre both led right-wing dailies and
Lionel Bonaventure/Getty ImagesThe Justice Department filed a response to TikTok's request for an injunction to delay President Donald Trump's partial ban on the app that is scheduled for September 27, to be followed by a total ban on November 12. According to the DOJ's claims filed Friday night, the Justice Department lawyers accused TikTok parent company Byte Dance's CEO Zhang Yiming of acting as a "mouthpiece" for the Chinese Communist Party and publicly making statements that demonstrate he is "committed to promoting the CCP's agenda and messaging," The Verge and NPR reported. The DOJ claimed that "US user data being stored outside of the United States presents significant risks in this case," but the section relevant to how this is the case is redacted, according to The Verge and NPR. ByteDance's head of security previously stated that it's impossible for the Chinese government to access user data from TikTok because the app's servers are based in the US and thus any data transmission must go through the US government. TikTok did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment regarding the DOJ's claims on Friday. TikTok's injunction is part of its lawsuit against the US government that was filed
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Saturday (Sept 26) he expects "personal attacks and lies" from Donald Trump in their first televised debate on Tuesday, but showed confidence in his ability to stand up to him. "It is going to be difficult," the former vice-president acknowledged in an interview broadcast on MSNBC. "My guess is, it's going to be just straight attack. They're going to be mostly personal. That's the only thing he knows how to do," he said of the Republican president. "He doesn't know how to debate the facts. He's not that smart," Biden continued. "He doesn't know much about foreign policy, he doesn't know much about domestic policy. He doesn't know much about the detail." As a result, Biden predicted, "it'll be mostly personal attacks and lies; but I think the American people are on to him." The debate on Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio will be the first time the 77-year-old veteran politician has faced the president he has promised to dethrone. The men will meet again for two more debates before the Nov 3 election. But some of his supporters fear