Miami has postponed multiple football games because of coronavirus. The Hurricanes announced late Monday afternoon that their games against Wake Forest, North Carolina and Georgia Tech have all been pushed back because of “positive tests and subsequent quarantining of student-athletes within the Miami football team.” The Hurricanes are the latest team to be impacted in a big way by coronavirus . (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Miami will play the Demon Deacons December 5, the Tar Heels December 12 and the Yellow Jackets December 19. Update – Miami has rescheduled three football games. More: — Canes Football (@CanesFootball) November 16, 2020 Another day passes in the world of college football , and we have more bad news when it comes to scheduling. At this point, I just expect to wake up and read about more cancelations and postponements. For about the past 10 days, it’s just been brutal … [Read more...] about Miami Hurricanes Postpone 3 Football Games Because Of Coronavirus
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President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general fielded questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 15. A 22-member committee grilled William Barr for over seven hours, asking for his thoughts on a number of issues facing the government. His comments about marijuana during his confirmation hearing caused the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF ( MJ ) to fall over 3%. Prominent marijuana producers like Cronos Group Inc. ( CRON ) and Canopy Growth Corp. ( CGC ) ended the day lower. Relief for Marijuana States If Barr is confirmed as the successor to Matthew Whitaker, the former Attorney General to George H.W. Bush said his Justice Department will “not go after” marijuana companies that operate in states where the drug has been legalized. The nominee said he disagreed with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the Cole Memorandum in January 2018. Instead, Barr vowed to uphold the directive issued under the Obama administration that … [Read more...] about What Does Trump Attorney General Nominee William Barr Think of Marijuana?
Representative Image The realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has grown by leaps and bounds. As various industries remain curious about the applications of AI, it is only a matter of time before the workforce is augmented by it. According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast, worldwide business spending on AI is expected to reach $500 billion by the end of 2023. Why is it important? We have to remember that the intelligence of an AI model is determined by what is taught by humans. The data sets used to teach AI models are inherently biased, and we must abide by guidelines to keep them in check. Read More The first step would be studying the effect of AI on human behaviour, whether positive or negative. Therefore, we must ensure that the system does not discriminate when providing information and that the information is free from bias and is accurate. Should big organisations care about AI principles too? … [Read more...] about MC Explains | What are Artificial Intelligence ethics?
Organisational guru and star of Netflix's series 'Tidying Up', Marie Kondo. (Image credit: @MarieKondo/Twitter) The queen of decluttering from Japan, who introduced the world to how items "spark joy" through the Netflix series Tidying Up has revealed that she has given up on being tidy. Marie Kondo also admitted at a recent webinar that her home is messy but she is now focusing on family and not the physical household. The 38-year-old organisational guru gave birth to her third child in 2021. “Up until now, I was a professional tidier, so I did my best to keep my home tidy at all times,” she said in the recent webinar, Washington Post reported Thursday. “I have kind of given up on that in a good way for me... Now I realise what is important to me is enjoying time with my children at home.” Kondo, considered by millions as an authority on neatness while instructing eager cleaners to keep what “sparks joy” and trash the rest, also admitted that now, even she has trouble … [Read more...] about Decluttering queen Marie Kondo has ‘given up’ on being tidy: ‘My home is messy’
(Image Courtesy: Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics) Lara Croft's next big adventure will be in collaboration with Amazon Games. Crystal Dynamics will still handle development duties on the title, and the studio has announced that it will use Epic's Unreal Engine 5 to bring the next game to life. The last title in the Tomb Raider franchise was released in 2018. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was published by Square Enix and developed by Crystal Dynamics. It was met with mostly positive reception from critics and fans but the franchise rights were sold to Embracer Group earlier this year. “Tomb Raider is one of the most beloved IPs in entertainment history,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Games, in a press statement . “Amazon Games is committed to bringing players games of the highest quality, from the best developers, across all variety of platforms and genres, and we’re honored by the opportunity to work with this storied developer and franchise," Hatmann added. Read … [Read more...] about The next Tomb Raider game will be published by Amazon
If you've got something to sell, it's time to get social. Social commerce -- using social media to directly sell products or services on-platform -- is far from a new phenomenon. But it is a fast-growing market: In 2023, social-commerce sales in the U.S. are expected to hit $56.2 billion, making up about 4.7 percent of overall e-commerce sales, according to an October 2022 report by McKinsey . Even if that percentage seems unremarkable, there's still good reason to invest in this growing e-commerce channel. Approximately 70 percent of all online purchases are influenced by social media, explains Jay Myers, co-founder of the Winnipeg, Manitoba-headquartered B2B e-commerce business Bold Commerce . "There's huge promise, huge potential," he says -- if businesses can figure out how they can use social media to convert on-platform sales: "The reason why a lot of brands are not seeing success is because they just see [social commerce] as a shiny new tool. They think, … [Read more...] about These 3 Social-Commerce Strategies Are Ramping Up Sales
Auburn is preparing to play Tennessee as scheduled this upcoming Saturday. The Tigers didn’t play Mississippi State last weekend because of coronavirus issues with the Bulldogs , but head coach Gus Malzahn is prepping the team for action against the Volunteers, according to the Montgomery Advertiser . (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) NEWS | The Auburn at Mississippi State FB game of Nov. 14 is postponed due to positive tests & subsequent quarantine of individuals within the MSU FB program. The action is consistent with SEC COVID-19 management requirements. The game is tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12. — Southeastern Conference (@SEC) November 9, 2020 However, it’s not all good news. Malzahn informed the media on Monday that the Tigers expect to be without some players because of positive coronavirus tests and contact tracing. View this post on Instagram … [Read more...] about Auburn Is Preparing To Play Tennessee, Tigers Expect To Be Missing Players Because Of Coronavirus
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline The conservative political advocacy network backed by billionaire Charles Koch said Sunday the country “must move past the current political situation” and “turn the page on the past several years,” a statement largely interpreted to mean the influential group will oppose former President Donald Trump in his bid for the White House in 2024. Key Facts In a three-page memo —which did not mention Trump by name—Emily Seidel, the CEO of Americans For Prosperity and Americans For Prosperity Action, wrote the “Republican Party is nominating bad candidates who are advocating for things that go against core American principles,” and noted “the American people are rejecting them.” Seidel said “we need to turn the page on the past,” and the “best thing” for the U.S. “would be to have a president in 2025 who represents a new chapter.” The group will endorse one candidate by the summer, a source told the … [Read more...] about Koch Network Is Latest High-Profile Conservative Group To Oppose Trump’s 2024 Campaign
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As healthcare systems face increasing societal scrutiny and criticism, restoring trust is critical to improving public health. According to a study , if mistrust goes unchecked, it can erode physician-patient relationships and effectuate poorer patient outcomes and prevalent burnout among doctors. Healthcare leaders have taken steps to address this issue. For example, many organizations now utilize customer experience metrics to measure the quality and trustworthiness of their services. But has it made a difference? The 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer concluded that public trust in healthcare systems is, in fact, declining. This is problematic for a variety of reasons. First, patients may be less likely to seek medical help if they distrust the system. Second, physicians may be discouraged from providing care due to negative public opinion. Disparities in how healthcare systems treated different races, genders, and … [Read more...] about Leaders Are Restoring Trust In Healthcare—But How?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Every week, on his The Soul & Science Podcast , Jason Harris talks with great marketing minds. I was struck by this interview on the subject of keeping the brand fresh: “If you’re standing still, you’re moving backward," said Chris Davis, chief marketing officer of New Balance on the podcast. “Would you take kindly to being called complacent? I know I wouldn't. By not thinking ahead, you could be missing out on big opportunities. Seeking out innovation as you look into the future is crucial. Avoid getting too comfortable in your strategy so that you don’t go stagnant.” No matter how well your marketing is doing, it pays to avoid going stagnant. Steve John, CEO of Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, is committed to building on the rich tradition established by classic crooner Bing Crosby and his celebrity friends. He and board chairman Clint Eastwood are definitely not … [Read more...] about Build Your Brand Like New Balance And Pebble Beach Pro-Am