Jevon Carter (Phoenix Suns) with a 3-pointer vs the Denver Nuggets, 01/22/2021
Jevon Carter (Phoenix Suns) with a 3-pointer vs the Denver Nuggets, 01/22/2021
TORONTO — When earnings season rolls around, Duncan Fulton spends days preparing for calls with media, analysts and investors, but hardly ever gets a chance to deliver his messages directly to the people who frequent his Tim Hortons coffee shops or Popeyes drive-thrus. That changed in February when the chief operating officer of Restaurant Brands International joined chief executive Jose Cil on Clubhouse — an emerging audio platform that gives anyone with an iPhone and an app the ability to host and access discussions on every topic imaginable. "It's like reimagined talk radio with calls, but we are the producer," said Fulton, who hosted an "open kitchen" talk the day after RBI released its latest quarterly earnings. "Our guests don't care about our adjusted EBITDA. They care about real stuff, about our food, our brands, and so we said, 'Why don't we use Clubhouse?'" Fulton and Cil are the latest Canadian executives to turn to the app started by San Francisco serial entrepreneurs Paul Davidson and Rohan Seth last spring as a new way to host public conversations. As COVID-19 spread throughout the globe and lockdowns kept millions of people at home, executives from top venture capital and tech firms began to jockey for access to the invite-only audio platform. By the start of 2021, hundreds of business leaders and other Canadians had joined Clubhouse, which has offered increasing numbers of invites since late last year. Members have been able to hear SpaceX CEO Elon Musk discuss whether he believes in aliens, Shopify executives Tobi Lutke and Harley Finkelstein wax poetic about entrepreneurship and Wattpad founder Allen Lau talk about his recent decision to sell the company. "It's really democratizing corporate Canada and corporate America in a way," says Fulton, "because normally consumers wouldn't get this access to senior business leaders." He pitched a Clubhouse talk to Cil after being introduced to the platform by Ottawa restaurateur Stephen Beckta, who got his invite from Finkelstein. After dipping into music conversations, Fulton found he liked the exploratory nature of the platform and that moderators have control over who can speak and when. "If you're a business leader that wants the safety of not taking questions, you can still go on there, share your views, and there's lots of people that are happy to not participate, not ask questions and just listen," he said. Richard Lachman, a digital media professor at Ryerson University, agreed the platform can be helpful for executives wanting to manage their image, but said users will quickly drop out of conversations if a speaker is boring them or recognize when someone is too scripted. Though executives go through media training, he said a few "embarrassments" will likely arise on the app if people don't know how to respond to "aggressive" questions or can't kick someone out of a discussion fast enough. While the app doesn't overtly market itself as private, its invite-only nature has built a casual atmosphere, even as its userbase grows. Clubhouse did not respond to a request for comment, but has a "rule" banning transcribing, recording or sharing personal information heard on the app. The company recently removed a bot it found sneaking into discussions to restream them to people without the app. Still, a quick search on social media reveals dozens of recordings and quotes from the app available online. Prominent venture capitalists faced criticism last year when audio leaked of them ridiculing New York Times journalist Taylor Lorenz and complaining that so-called cancel culture — sometimes described as withdrawing support for someone caught misbehaving or using outmoded language and expressions — had gone too far. There have also been privacy complaints from users who opted not to give the app access to their contact lists, but say it is detecting their sign-ups and alerting friends whose numbers they have stored. Once on the app, some users reported they stumbled upon misogyny and racism in discussions, despite rules against abuse and bullying and a feature to report problematic users. "Some of the challenges (Clubhouse) is facing is that this content is very unmoderated and we are not in 2003 in (Facebook founder) Mark Zuckerberg's dorm room, pretending that anything we make we know where it'll go and we'll just let the market figure it out," said Lachman. "We know what might happen. Online spaces can be incredibly toxic, they can be harsh and we know that things can be taken out context very quickly and easily duplicated on other platforms." Despite the issues, Deepak Anand, chief executive of medical cannabis company Materia Ventures, joined the app. He hosts several pot discussions on it every week, but is careful in his approach. He doesn't share anything on Clubhouse he wouldn't be comfortable with if it were leaked, but has seen several instances of people not realizing how public the app is. "People generally like to share more than they normally would on the platform because it's easy to get carried away and it almost seems like you're having a conversation with friends," he said. Among the positives, Anand says Clubhouse has helped him discover new ways to network while stuck at home during the pandemic and increased his social media followers. He's unsure the app will continue to be his go-to because a competitor, Twitter Spaces, has caught his eye. Tech Crunch reported that users who mined Twitter's coding have found Spaces, which is still in pilot mode, experimenting with ways to embed tweets into discussions, offer transcription for users with disabilities and enhance blocking capabilities. Facebook is said to be developing a similar platform, but hasn't formally released any details. The number of emerging audio apps and the flood of new Clubhouse users will make it even tougher for executives to stand out, Lachman predicted. "This might have value right now, but in a year or two from now, that might get lost." This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 1, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:QSR, TSX:SHOP) Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press
Anomali CEO Ahmed Rubaie The Anomali board of directors has appointed industry leader Ahmed Rubaie as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and as a board member, effective March 1, 2021. Rubaie, a highly respected CEO and industry veteran, has more than three decades of global technology leadership experience. REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anomali, the leader in intelligence-driven cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its board of directors has appointed industry leader Ahmed Rubaie as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and as a board member, effective March 1, 2021. He will succeed Hugh Njemanze, who worked closely with the board to help drive this change. Njemanze will remain with the company as its President and as a member of the board of directors. Njemanze became CEO of Anomali in June of 2014, since then, he has led the company to rise as a leader in the market through the introduction of new cyber threat intelligence and threat detection innovations. Njemanze successfully guided the company through the extraordinary circumstances and challenges of the past year and will now begin the new CEO onboarding process with the company well-positioned to continue to grow and drive value. He will continue to drive the company’s leadership position as an innovator in the cybersecurity market. Rubaie, a highly respected CEO and industry veteran, has more than three decades of global technology leadership experience. In his prior roles, Rubaie has driven strategic expansion and diversification of businesses across markets, industries and customers, steering delivery of leading and differentiated solutions. Rubaie has overseen the successful execution of growth transformation, including at Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA) where he helped the company emerge from the 2008 recession to become the second most valuable Software-as-a-Service company by 2012. At Sitecore, a global leader in context marketing management software, Rubaie helped the Company succeed in a rapid growth transformation while getting it ready for the public markets. He has been active in the cybersecurity space, including private investments and board work. Rubaie holds a B.A. in Economics from Albion College and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, where he teaches Contemporary Business Issues. “Together with Hugh, the board worked to bring in a new CEO to drive the next phase of growth for the company. Ahmed is a proven technology leader with a distinguished track record of innovation, talent development, and a deep knowledge of operational execution. He is very customer centric and quite passionate about our space. He will continue a values-based cultural leadership approach with a focus on growing the Anomali threat intelligence and detection portfolio,” said Anomali board member Dr. Steve Herrod, Managing Director of General Catalyst. “After thoughtful consideration, the board, together with Njemanze, concluded that now is the right time to make this leadership change and draw on Ahmed’s strategic and operational expertise to lead Anomali through this critical period of transformative growth. The board is confident that Ahmed, together with the rest of the leadership team, will ensure execution of Anomali’s strategy to extend its product leadership position and to deliver on new innovations that will make intelligence-driven threat detection an effective part of every organization’s security strategy.” “I am thrilled to join and lead Anomali forward at this important time for the company, and our industry,” said Rubaie. “Anomali has been at the forefront of threat intelligence, and I look forward to extending this position going forward. I have tremendous admiration for the company’s recent contributions to the global cyber security effort and am particularly excited about our differentiated innovation in the extended detection and response solution space. I believe Anomali has significant potential to continue to reshape the future of threat intelligence and detection and look forward to working with the incredibly talented global team to accelerate innovation and create value for our global customers and partners.” “The board and I deeply appreciate Hugh Njemanze for his leadership and significant contributions,” continued Anomali independent board member Tom Reilly, former CEO of ArcSight and Cloudera. “Under his leadership, Anomali grew from a single product vendor into a robust threat intelligence platform company. Hugh has been instrumental in energizing the company’s culture to drive better execution of our product roadmap, placing Anomali in a strong strategic and financial position. We thank him for his ongoing guidance as he works with Ahmed and the leadership team to extend our innovative product offerings and market leadership.” “I am excited to welcome Ahmed to the Anomali team. We are at a scale and period of growth where his operational skills will bring tremendous value to the company,” said Njemanze. “I am excited to focus on my passion of industry direction, product strategy, and engaging with our valuable customers and partners. We will make a great team.” About AnomaliAnomali is the leader in intelligence-driven cybersecurity. More than 1,500 public and private sector organizations rely on Anomali to see and detect threats more quickly, reduce the risk of security breaches, and improve security operations productivity. Anomali solutions serve customers around the world in nearly every major industry vertical, including many of the Global 2000. As an early threat intelligence innovator, Anomali was founded in 2013 and is backed by leading venture firms including GV, Paladin Capital Group, In-Q-Tel, Institutional Venture Partners, and General Catalyst. Learn more at www.anomali.com. News ContactJoe Franscellanews@anomali.com
Aaron M. Aaron M. Seattle, Washington, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- No Fortune is covering the life of Aaron. M and how he built his million dollar empire. At the age of thirteen years old, Aaron discovered that people were able to create a source of income from using the internet. He realized that he could take the time to educate himself in understanding how social media works and how he would be able to benefit from the internet. A driving factor of his was to get out of the working from 9-5 and being financially stable on his own terms. Now as a 16 year old he has already generated a million dollars with his multiple eCommerce businesses, all by using the method of dropshipping. With this he is able to source his products and build his brands online. DropshipVenture is the name of his consulting company and he says that three years ago when he began his Dropshipping Adventure, create the source of the name for his company. As a kid going through middle school Aaron started his business industry by selling candy to his schoolmates. He was able to bring in $1000 just from this small industry. As his company continues to grow and expand, he hopes to eventually be generating one million dollars a month. Aaron says that although he is open to new clients, he will drop some if they are not prepared to put in the right amount of work. You can find Aaron on all social media platforms and learn how to become part of this industry and learn many useful tips. Instagram:https://instagram.com/aaronrce?igshid=ozllnet7oiutMedia Contact Details:Company Name: No FortuneCompany Email: email@example.comCompany website: www.nofortune.org Attachment Aaron M.
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PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Police and military forces in the Czech Republic set up 500 checkpoints across the country as one of the European Union's hardest-hit nations marked the first anniversary of its coronavirus outbreak on Monday by significantly limiting free movement. Some 30,000 officers were involved in an unprecedented operation to enforce a tight new restriction that bans people from travelling to other counties unless they go to work or have to take care of relatives. It's part of a series of measures that took effect Monday as the Central European nation seeks to slow down the spread of a highly contagious virus variant first found in Britain. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said the measure’s goal was to prevent the country's hospitals from collapsing under the stress of caring for COVID-19 patients. Amid a surge of infections from the U.K. variant, of the 7,049 COVID-19 patients in Czech hospitals on Sunday, 1,507 needed intensive care. Both the numbers are close to the records set earlier last week. Since the Czech Republic registered the first three people infected with coronavirus on March 1 last year, the nation of 10.7 million has see over 1.24 million confirmed cases with 20,469 deaths. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases has risen from 70.75 new cases per 100,000 people on Feb. 14 to 109.82 per 100,000 people on Sunday, the worst per-capita rate in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Monday, people in the Czech Republic who go out for exercise should not leave their municipality. Nursery schools and schools for children with disabilities were also closed while only stores selling essential goods remain open. Experts, however, say the measures don’t go far enough to stop the virus. “I consider the most important measures those that haven’t been applied,” biochemist Jan Trnka told the Czech Public radio. “That is to limit contacts at work, especially in the industry.” The government also approved a plan to require mandatory mass testing of employees. It will start in the companies with more than 250 workers on Wednesday followed by those with at least 50 employees on Friday. Industry and Trade Minister Karel Havlicek said around 10,000 firms and companies are expected to test 2.1 million workers in the next two weeks. Havlicek has previously rejected calls to close at least some plants and factories as “unrealistic.” Meanwhile, the country is speeding up its vaccination program with general practitioners joining inoculation centres. Over 650,000 vaccine doses have been given out. Babis said 1 million vaccine shots were expected to arrive through an EU program in March and another 2.6 million in April. In a sign of solidarity, three states in neighbouring Germany have sent the Czech Republic 15,000 dozes of the AstraZeneca vaccine to try to control contagion at the border. Babis and pro-Russian President Milos Zeman also said they would use Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine even if it’s not approved by the European Medicines Agency. ___ Follow all of AP’s pandemic coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak Karel Janicek, The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs expect Patrick Mahomes to be ready for off-season workouts following surgery on his toe, and they are optimistic that offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz could be available for the start of training camp. Mahomes had surgery on Feb. 10, shortly after the Chiefs were walloped by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl, to repair a turf toe injury that had hobbled him throughout the playoffs. The recovery time is about three months, which means Mahomes — whose fiancée recently gave birth to their first child — could be ready for summer minicamp. “Certainly by training camp,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said Monday. “We'll be smart with him.” Perhaps more surprising was the positive outlook on Fisher, who tore his Achilles tendon against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC championship game, and Schwartz, whose disk injury in his back limited him to just six games early in the season. “We're hopeful we'll have him by training camp (in August), and the same with Fisher. We're hopeful these guys will complete their rehab and be available for training camp and to start the 2021 season,” Veach said. “I would say Pat is probably ahead of them just because of that type of injury and probably a quicker recovery, but hopefully we'll have all three of them ready for the start of training camp.” That would be good news for a team whose makeshift offensive line was dominated by the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. Fisher was voted to his second Pro Bowl last season, and Schwartz was an All-Pro in 2018, and together they created one of the best pairs of tackles in the NFL. But their loss forced the Chiefs to juggle an offensive line that had lost Kelechi Osemele to torn knee tendons and had guards Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Lucas Niang opt out of the season. Then again, there's the contract situations to weigh: The Chiefs enter the off-season about $18.6 million over the salary cap, and they can free up about $12 million by releasing Fisher ahead of the final year of his contract and another $6.3 million if they cut loose Schwartz ahead of the final year of his deal. And while the Chiefs are typically reluctant to let established players depart, Veach acknowledged the draft class this year is particularly deep on the offensive line. Fisher and Schwartz also could agree to restructured deals, extensions and ultimately pay cuts to remain the protectors for Mahomes, knowing full well their market will be depressed coming off injuries and they will continue to have a chance to win championships with an organization that has an established quarterback and head coach. “Free agency will be a unique animal for us,” Veach said. “On one end, we'll work our conversions to get under the cap, and then what we do will be largely dependent on what becomes available to us. Then on the draft, I think that will be — it kind of works hand-in-hand, based on how free agency works out.” The Chiefs also have decisions to make on safety Tyrann Mathieu and oft-injured wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Mathieu is entering the final year of his deal and carries a cap hit of $19.7 million, the most of any safety in the league, so the Chiefs intend to discuss an extension that would lower that number while keeping him around several more years. “We have some work to do to get with him and his agents,” Veach said, “but enough can't be said about Tyrann and his importance to this organization. He's a great leader and just a great person to have.” Things aren't so cut-and-dried for Watkins, who took a pay cut last off-season to remain in Kansas City. He once again was slowed by injuries, appearing in just 10 games and missing most of the post-season. And when he did return for the Super Bowl, he was so limited by a calf injury that he had just one catch for 13 yards in the loss to Tampa Bay. Veach acknowledged there is plenty of depth at wide receiver in the draft. The uncertain salary cap number given the COVID-19 pandemic — and its affect on the NFL's bottom line — also means there could be more mid-tier players available than usual in free agency, giving the Chiefs more options if they want to move on from him. “I've said it many times before, I love Sammy and what he does for our offence," Veach said. “There will be challenges this year, just because of were we are. We were able to work with him and his agent last year and make it work. This year it'll be even more difficult because there will be some work to get below the cap.” ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
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Meteorologists are considering moving the start date of the Atlantic hurricane season back, from June 1 to May 15.
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Sensitrust Sensitrust LTD Brentford, United Kingdom, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sensitrust, a United Kingdom start-up, has launched a Geyser to distribute tokens to Liquidity Providers (LPs). After the listing on UNISWAP, the company has implemented a Geyser by adopting the GYSR.io platform. The Geyser acts as an autonomous, decentralized, provider of SETS tokens, that rewards LPs with SETS tokens, proportionally to the amount of liquidity they provide on UNISWAP and to the time they offer such a service. The Geyser mainly works through staking. Staking in a Geyser means that you are placing an ERC20 token inside the contract. After staking in the Geyser, you start accruing “share seconds” which is the key that unlocks you the rewards. Indeed, the tokens that the Geyser will reward you depends on the time. The more you keep your tokens staked in GYSR, the higher the number of tokens received! SETS tokens are utility tokens that will provide you with the access to the services offered by Sensitrust. Specifically, Sensitrust is implementing an online platform where professionals and clients get online access to each other’s work, collaborate, strengthen their network, design new projects, make fresh deals, in a totally remote environment. Sensitrust adopts the Blockchain to easily track every phase of their activities in a transparent way, with the help of advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods that review the quality of services and products, and support the identification of ideal matching between professionals’ skills and customers’ needs. About Sensitrust: Sensitrust is a platform where customers and professionals get in touch, make deals and design new projects. Every phase exploits the blockchain technology, managed by Smart Contracts, and supported by Artificial Intelligence. Sensitrust will help people to establish and grow a professional network, to find providers of products and services of interest, or to design a project that will be realized by a pool of experts. Media Details -Name: Sensitrust Business Name: Sensitrust LTDEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: https://www.sensitrust.io/ Attachment Sensitrust
The U.S. Forest Service on Monday said it rescinded its January decision to publish an environmental report that cleared the way for an Arizona land swap needed for Rio Tinto Ltd's Resolution Copper project. The decision effectively reverses one made by officials in the waning days of former President Donald Trump's administration and comes less than a week after Tom Vilsack was sworn in as secretary of agriculture, which oversees the Forest Service. In 2014, then-President Barack Obama signed a Pentagon funding bill that approved Rio Tinto's proposal to exchange land for another parcel nearby, with the caveat that it could not occur until an environmental report on the mine was published.
An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the U.S. to boost its AI skills to counter China, including by pursuing "AI-enabled" weapons – something that Google itself has shied away from on ethical grounds. Schmidt and current executives from Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Amazon are among the 15 members of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, which released its final report to Congress on Monday.
Black communities have been disproportionately impacted by the virus, but a lack of data is making it difficult for policymakers to target relief efforts.
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OTTAWA, ON, March 1, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O'Regan Jr., Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, will make a forestry related announcement in downtown Vancouver.
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2998, who represents more than 250 community centre workers, announces today that a tentative agreement has been reached with the City of Toronto.
No one expected the Golden Globe Awards to be a beacon for diversity and inclusion. But no one expected it to skirt by its controversy either.