Robert Hale became a billionaire capitalizing on the technology Alexander Graham Bell patented in 1876. But time’s up, and now the 21st century is calling. “G ood fun, good fun!” bellows Rob Hale on a recent Friday morning. It’s 6:30 a.m., and two dozen employees of Granite Telecommunications have gathered for one of their CEO’s favorite rituals: hourlong morning workouts, a grueling grind of pushups, squats, burpees, sit-ups, planks, jumping jacks and stair runs through the company’s four-story office headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts, a blue-collar burb 10 miles south of Boston. Hale, 56, likes routine. His typical workday includes nabbing the parking lot’s fifth spot (five is his lucky number), downing four extra-large decaf Dunkin’ coffees (two in the morning, two in the afternoon), overseeing a second group workout at noon (this one, mercifully, 20 minutes), then getting home in time for dinner with Karen, his wife of 28 years. “My life is very regimented,” Hale … [Read more...] about This Dot Com Crash Survivor Bet On 100-Year-Old Landlines. Now He’s Boston’s Second Richest Entrepreneur.
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When Anthony Ferraro and his then-girlfriend, Kelly, made a video in January 2021 about his daily life as someone who was born blind and posted it to TikTok, neither of them had very high expectations. In fact, Ferraro hadn’t wanted to do it at all; in early 2020, when repetitive TikTok dances were all the rage, he had no interest in the app. But the 27-year-old responded to the shift in TikTok videos that happened as the pandemic—and isolation—continued on for months, leading to more vlog-style snippets of people narrating their day-to-day life, without music or viral sound effects. When the couple went to sleep that night, Ferraro says, the video had about 100 views and he had 30 followers. The next morning, the video had 40,000 views and Ferraro had gained 1,000 followers. “I was getting hundreds of these messages that were overwhelmingly positive and that I was inspiring others to keep going, and I got to … [Read more...] about Skateboarder And TikTok Star Anthony Ferraro, Who Is Blind, Is Pushing Forward Inclusivity In Action Sports
A controversial new book on Donald Trump by a New York Times journalist reveals that an intriguing look into his life from businessman to United States President, from casual racism to homophobia, and fear of dying from Covid-19. The book, Confidence Man , written by Maggie Haberman chronicles Trump’s time as a New York businessman and life during and after his term as US President. Haberman said she interviewed Trump three times in the course of writing the book and conducted interviews with over 200 people. Confidence Man might not offer any real surprises to the public given his often-crass statements and ill-advised comments but the leaked contents do offer some inviting titbits. The book reveals that Trump thought he was dying of Covid-19, regularly flushed government documents down the toilet, and tried to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The 76 year old former president denies any of these allegations are true of course. Trump got infected by … [Read more...] about Book on Trump reveals casual racism and homophobia
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Of all the uses of a shotgun, none ranks higher than to be employed for a driven bird shoot. This is the sport of Kings made possible by the advent of the breech-loading shotgun in the late nineteenth century, allowing a gunner to shoot thousands of rounds in a single day. Driven shooting was viewed as an especially nice way to spend an autumn day in the countryside when things got a bit stuffy in London. Lords and Ladies would hop trains bound for castles with accoutrement to last for a few days of pheasant and grouse shooting by day followed by formal dinners by night where there was plenty of wine. Always, plenty of wine. In fact, other than birds, wine and port might have been the most important ingredients to the shoot, and a key measure of the quality of the experience. The concept was straightforward: a line of royalty armed with a matched pair of side-by-side shotguns from one of London’s bespoke makers— Holland … [Read more...] about Scotland’s Driven Shooting: Dispatches From The Moors
Founders have a range of options for attracting a following on TikTok : dancing, lip-synching, and filming pets are all popular attention-getting strategies. Or you could do what Youer founder Mallory Ottariano did and mesmerize viewers by going deep into the intricacies of your supply chain costs. Youer is a multi-million-dollar brand of athletic clothing for women. In one video Ottariano published August 9, titled " How Much It Costs to Make Ethical Fashion ," the 32-year-old founder reveals the costs-down to the penny-that go into making her brand's Do It Dress, which she wears on camera. "Spoiler alert," she says in the intro to the video. "It's a lot of money" to make clothes in the United States. All told, it costs more than $65 to make the dress and that includes things like $19.25 for the fabric, $2 for the zipper, $32 for a Los Angeles-based team to cut and sew the pattern. While a fast fashion brand might sell a similar garment for $25, Youer's Do It Dress … [Read more...] about How Youer’s Founder Took Off on TikTok by Getting Brutally Honest About Her Manufacturing Costs
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There are very few internal question marks on the Milwaukee Bucks with most of its roster returning from last season. However, they have a couple of questions to answer regarding their depth. General manager Jon Horst brought back the gang from last year despite falling short to the Boston Celtics in seven games in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Part of that is likely due to the Khris Middleton injury that cost them a real chance to defend their NBA championship. Milwaukee also lacked the resources and realistic avenues to upgrade their team besides bringing back guys the NBA salary cap rules allowed them to pay. With the Bucks firmly entrenched in the regular season doesn’t matter portion of their championship window, there is a lot less at stake from now until April when the playoffs begin. However, a few questions will need to be answered starting in the preseason that could determine how the … [Read more...] about 3 Preseason Roster Battles On The Milwaukee Bucks
By ADAM SCHRECK and VASILISA STEPANENKO LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops abandoned a key Ukrainian city so rapidly that they left the bodies of their comrades in the streets, offering more evidence Tuesday of Moscow’s latest military defeat as it struggles to hang on to four regions of Ukraine that it illegally annexed last week. Meanwhile, Russia’s upper house of parliament rubber-stamped the annexations following “referendums” that Ukraine and its Western allies have dismissed as fraudulent. Responding to the move, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy formally ruled out talks with Russia, declaring that negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin are impossible after his decision to take over the regions. The Kremlin replied by saying that it will wait for Ukraine to agree to sit down for talks, noting that it may not happen until a new Ukrainian president takes office. “We will wait for the incumbent president to change his position or wait for a future … [Read more...] about Retreating Russians leave their comrades’ bodies behind
The family of a former professional footballer appealed for help after he fell seriously ill in Thailand . He has a 50-50 chance of survival. John Horsley, a footballer with Coventry City and Shrewsbury Town in his youth, was in Thailand when he became sick late last month. The 77 year old man from Desborough in Northampton is now in a public hospital in Thailand where his chances of survival balance on a knife edge. Horsley’s daughter, Janet Cowen, revealed it is touch and go whether he comes through the ordeal. The 37 year old said the medical bills are increasing and the family feels helpless. Horsley agreed to move in with his daughter recently but said he first needed to go to Thailand to sort out some personal affairs. But while he was in Thailand he became ill and then too ill to fly home to the UK. Now he lies in a Thai hospital. “He suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and emphysema. He’s not been right and has been struggling with his … [Read more...] about Former Coventry footballer seriously ill in Thai hospital
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It’s not everyday that you see a Nascar team owner walking around a New Jersey golf course with a Cy Young Award winner. But Matt Kaulig, owner of Kaulig Racing and partial owner of MLB’s Cleveland Guardians, isn’t like the majority of other Nascar Cup Series team owners. The freshman Cup leader of two full-time entries in the sport’s premier division wants to shake things up, and his philanthropic side is well-known to those in the garage and beyond. Kaulig, fresh off several programs with The Nascar Foundation, joined six-time MLB All-Star pitcher and former Cleveland great C.C. Sabathia and his wife Amber on Monday morning for the PitCCh In Foundation Golf Tournament . The Kaulig Giving logo was seen throughout the Alpine Country Club, raising money and awareness for PitCCh In's programs with inner-city youth. “CC and Amber and what they do for the community is similar to what the Guardians do to help out with … [Read more...] about Nascar’s Matt Kaulig Leads By Example With A Different Philosophy
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin This story was updated at 9.40am ET on February 17th to indicate that 14 asymptomatic people who tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were also transported back on the planes in addition to people who tested negative. Two planes carrying U.S. citizens detained on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have landed in the U.S., according to reports . On February 3rd, the Diamond Princess Cruise ship was put into quarantine at Yokohama port in Japan after an 80-year-old man from Hong Kong who had been on the ship in January, was diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus after disembarking. Since then, the number of cases on board has exploded, with the most recent figure being 454 , nearly 1 in 8 people on the ship. 44 Americans have been infected so far and the U.S. has just evacuated its remaining citizens from the ship, with Canada announcing similar plans and other countries such as … [Read more...] about U.S. Evacuates Citizens From Quarantined Coronavirus Cruise Ship. What’s Next For The Evacuees?