Antitrust regulation will change under Biden, but don’t expect revolution.

first_img– Advertisement – F.T.C. commissioners serve staggered terms and need Senate approval, so it could take time for the balance to shift. In any case, experts say the political climate isn’t ripe for an aggressive policy overhaul. David Vladeck, a Georgetown University law professor and former director of the F.T.C.’s consumer protection unit, said that even though “antitrust laws haven’t worked very well in the digital economy,” he doubted a revolution was either desirable or possible. Similarly, Eleanor Fox and Harry First of New York University, who recently outlined new rules to rein in Big Tech, said there was plenty of room for consensus in the ideological middle, balancing nuanced views on market efficiency and consolidation. – Advertisement – The F.T.C.’s five commissioners are currently three Republicans and two Democrats. The Democrats, Rohit Chopra and Rebecca Slaughter, often oppose the majority’s “permissive” treatment of corporations, and one of them could become the new head of the agency. Indeed, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce recently urged Mr. Simons to “immediately stop work on all partisan, controversial items,” noting that leadership “will undoubtedly be changing.” – Advertisement – A debate has raged between more laissez-faire conservatives and the so-called progressive “hipster antitrust movement” seeking a more muscular competition policy overhaul, especially toward Big Tech. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to seek a balance between these competing ideologies.center_img And Sean Royall, a former deputy director of the F.T.C.’s competition bureau who is now a partner at the legal giant Kirkland & Ellis, said, “The changes we expect are on balance fairly moderate.” Joe Simons, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, said Thursday that monopolies could “squash” smaller competitors by buying them, a possible warning shot ahead of the agency’s expected lawsuit against Facebook. The statement highlights how the agency’s approach to antitrust could change under a Biden administration, as the Democratic Party’s left wing pushes for even tougher enforcement, the DealBook newsletter reports.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Orion’s replacement for Moray East offshore wind farm arrives in Nigg

first_imgThe vessel’s AIS data shows that Seajacks Scylla arrived at the Port of Nigg early in the morning on 25 June. The vessel is replacing DEME’s Orion after the latter suffered crane and deck damage as its crane hook broke at the beginning of May. The Port of Nigg was selected by DEME Offshore last year, when the company signed a contract with Global Energy Group to provide the port as a staging port for the Moray East jacket foundations installation works. The Seajacks Scylla jack-up vessel will start installing jacket foundations at the Moray East offshore wind farm in July, according to a document listing vessels involved in the construction on Moray East project’s website, updated on 18 June. Orion was scheduled to start installing 103 jacket foundations after the initially planned delivery at the end of May, including 100 foundations for MHI Vestas 9.5 MW wind turbines and three for the project’s offshore substations.center_img Smulders is in charge of manufacturing the remaining 55 jackets, with the first ones now sent off from its facilities in Newcastle to the Port of Nigg. The first jackets arrived in Nigg in early May from the United Arab Emirates, from where Lamprell will deliver a total of 45 foundations for the wind turbines and three for the offshore substations. A few days after the accident, DEME, the soon-to-be owner of the Orion installation vessel, revealed it was looking for another vessel to fulfill its contract for the Moray East offshore wind farm. last_img read more

Aaron Rodgers says lowered beer prices will get Packers fans loud and proud

first_img“I’m up for anything that’s gonna get the fans as loud as possible,” Rodgers said, via ProFootballTalk. “Maybe slash some beer prices or something, would be a good idea.”The topic of getting fans loud while the defense is on the field came up after the Packers announced they will sound a foghorn when the team is attempting to hold the opposition on third down. Eric Reid sounds infuriated with Jay Z and Roc Nation’s NFL deal NFL news and notes: Andrew Luck’s injury somehow gets worse; Tom Brady trash talks former teammate Aaron Rodgers is a man of the people.The Packers quarterback proposed dropping the price of beer as a way to get fans at Lambeau Field loud while the defense is on the field. Related News Tom Brady gifts ex-teammate Mike Vrabel mini trophy of last year’s Patriots-Titans score Volume UP…..the Packers 3rd Down, Get Loud, Titanic, Rumbling Fart Horn.— Bill Michaels (@Bill_Michaels) August 9, 2019For a 16-ounce can of domestic beer, the price was $8.25 at Lambeau last season. That’s a heftier price tag than a beer at a local bar and eight cents above the average cost of beer between the 32 NFL stadiums.The Bengals, Falcons, Texans, Lions, Ravens and Cardinals have the cheapest beer options in the league at $5 per draft beer. The Raiders hold the title for the most expensive cost of draft beer, at $10.75 a pop.Rodgers probably wouldn’t mind seeing his fanbase get louder with an extra brew in their hands.last_img read more

Aussie quick Pat Cummins names this Indian player as the toughest batsman in the…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement ey2vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs44v7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3kny( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3suWould you ever consider trying this?😱txcCan your students do this? 🌚brtmmRoller skating! Powered by Firework Even the greatest of bowlers in cricket have experienced one batsman that gives them a proper challenge at the other end of the 22 yards, the one hard hitter who strikes a memorable interaction for them. Such is also the case of Australian international Pat Cummins. The ICC no. 1 Test bowler names the one batsman that he feels is the most challenging to face on the pitch, and its none other than Team India’s red ball specialist Cheteshwar Pujara!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPAlthough not shining in limited overs cricket for India, Cheteshwar Pujara has cemented his position for the Test squad with his sound batting technique. He was also recently called  ‘the new wall’ by Nathan Lyon, as a successor to the legendary Rahul Dravid.Speaking to Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) in a Q&A session on Instagram, Pat Cummins was asked about the one batsman that was the toughest he had ever faced.Advertisement Recalling the 2018-19 Test series against India, the Aussie pacer named Pujara for his spectacular performance in the series.“There are a lot of them out there, unfortunately. I am going to go with someone a little different, who was a real pain in the backside for us last summer — Pujara for India,” Cummins said in the session.Advertisement Pujara’s superb battling spell was crucial behind India’s 2-1 victory in the series. The 32 year old scored a total of 521 runs across four matches, and landed three centuries.His highest in the series was a stellar 193, in the final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Even though Cummins himself shined in the series with picking 14 wickets, its the memories against Pujara that the no. 1 Test bowler still remembers freshly to this day.The 26 year old pacer added: “He was an absolute rock for them that series, really hard to get out, just ultra concentration all day, day after day. He is the hardest one in Test cricket, so far, I think.”Pujara is currently ranked 7th in ICC’s Test Batting Rankings with a rating of 766. Since his debut against in October 2010 against Australia, Pujara has made 75 Test appearances for the Men in Blue, and has scored 5740 runs, including 18 hundreds.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-One medal to rule them all: Jofra Archer loses ‘precious’ WC 2019 gold.Read how Paralympic Committee of India has contributed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic! Advertisementlast_img read more