Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin New York City—one of the world’s largest centers of finance, culture and commerce— faces a daunting challenge.The Big Apple is confronting a wave of violence and crime along with a surge of Omicron. The New York Police Department’s data showed a rapid increase in murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, and grand larceny auto . Felony assaults surpassed 22,000 incidents and murders neared 500 last year. In addition to crime, commuters into the City need to deal with dirtier streets, open drug use rage and aggressive homeless people. "I've lived in Manhattan for all of my 62 years, and have never been as afraid of crime as I am now. Whenever I leave my apartment building, my "street-smarts" are always at the highest level now," midtown resident Michael Tuller said. Companies have been desperately trying to get workers back to the office. Wall Street investment banks have been pushing the hardest compared to … [Read more...] about Rampant Crime, Violence And Omicron Will Stop Worker From Returning To New York City
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Google is leading the way on a new initiative that could facilitate working from home -- and cost companies both big and small dearly. In a note to employees on May 26, Google chief Sundar Pichai said the company will give employees up to $1,000 in reimbursements for the tech equipment or office furniture they buy to work from home. Google's move comes as the company determines how to slowly and safely bring employees back into its offices. Pichai said that he anticipates Google offices operating at 10 percent of their normal capacity by July 6 and growing to 30 percent capacity by September. Google's decision to fork over $1,000 could be a sign of things to come at other companies that are staring down the possibility of their employees working from home for the next several months, if not permanently. While some employees may welcome the opportunity, many will need the equipment, including proper networking gear, computers, desk furniture, and more, to perform at … [Read more...] about Google Will Cover Work-From-Home Tech. Should Your Company?
Apple and Google are redoubling their efforts to create the technology that public health officials will need to develop apps that assist in contact tracing. On a call today with reporters, the companies detailed changes they're making to increase privacy protections for users who choose to participate in Covid-19 contract tracing apps that help with exposure notifications. Knowing about exposures is an important aspect of being able to safely reopen the economy and get workers back to their jobs while continuing to contain the spread of Covid-19. You might remember that a few weeks ago, the companies announced that they would build technology into both iOS and Android that would allow for proximity tracing using Bluetooth. The challenge is to do that in a way that protects user privacy and doesn't allow individuals to be tracked or identified. I think that first, it's important to mention that what Apple and Google are actually building isn't a service or an app. Those … [Read more...] about Apple and Google’s Covid-19 Tracker Gets New Privacy Protections
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It started in a fairway bunker in Hawaii. It was the day after Thanksgiving in 2018 and rap artist Macklemore was enjoying some down time with his family, manager Ben Secord and some of his closest friends. Located behind the house they were renting was a golf course. After some incessant pestering, Macklemore was finally peer pressured into playing his first round of golf. While he didn’t share his friend's enthusiasm, his plan was to get through the first nine holes before finding a viable excuse to leave. After hitting a house on his first shot, and hacking his way through a foreign Hawaiian course, he then found himself in a sand trap. Frustrated and ready to leave, he grabbed a 5-iron. He swung and connected pure to the amazement of both himself and his friends. He remembers the crisp sound, the feeling and flight of that shot, because it relaxed him. All the frustration that had been building to that moment were left … [Read more...] about Why Macklemore Transformed A New-Found Love Of Golf Into A Lifestyle Brand
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Many of the workplace trends of 2020 and 2021 will continue into 2022. Not only does the Omicron variant remind us that Covid-19 is not going away anytime soon, but our ideas about work are changing and, in some cases, permanently. One trend likely to remain for some time is the emergence of the hybrid workplace —with employees being given the optionality to work in the office and remotely. The freedom to be able to continue working remotely is being billed as a boon for women, allowing them to craft their own solutions to the increasingly difficult challenge of work-life balance. But what if choosing to work remotely brings a degree of freedom but also comes at a cost? What if women (and others opting for remote work) sacrifice career opportunities in the process? The pandemic’s effect on working women It is worth briefly revisiting some of the ways the pandemic has taken a toll on working women , mothers … [Read more...] about Could The New Hybrid Workplace Turn Some Women Into Second-Class Employees?
A couple weeks ago, Google announced that advertisers on its platforms will have to verify their identities and their businesses. They will have 30 days to comply. On its face, this seems like common sense and a good idea. The internet has been rife with fraudulent Covid-19 schemes targeting stimulus checks , selling snake oil cures, and price gouging on hard-to-acquire products. The reality is less clear-cut. Google's new policies seem like marketing more than security. While it's likely to make customers and businesses that use its online advertising platform feel safer, it could easily have the opposite effect. A company with Google's reach, resources, and oftentimes incredibly granular data isn't likely to be made any more secure by collecting and gathering digital documents from its clients. It might, however, be putting businesses at greater risk of fraud and data compromise. The Data The first issue here is Google's track record when it comes to data … [Read more...] about Google’s New Ad Policy Overlooks a Bigger Threat
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Automated pours. Robotic food preparation. Amazon Just Walk Out. The ever-growing list of technological advancements coming to the stadium and arena hospitality sector has propelled Levy to launch DBK Studio, working with startups and emerging technology companies to pilot and scale new ideas. "We literally receive 100 inbound ideas a month from companies new and existing who feel they have created the magic elixir to our fan, guest or team member nirvana," says Andy Lansing, Levy president and CEO. "DBK Studio, through a team of experts from all areas of our business with an amazing advisory board, will formalize the process of which we use to bring this new technology to market." DBK Studio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Levy, which was founded in 1978 with a single D.B. Kaplan's Delicatessen and now serves at more than 250 venues and events across the world, has been in the works for over a year and officially goes … [Read more...] about Levy’s New DBK Studio Is Focusing On Emerging Stadium Technology
- A + A KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 21): TAFI Industries Bhd has announced that it has received approval for the proposed bonus issue of 252.95 million new ordinary shares in the company on the basis of two bonus shares for every one existing ordinary share held on the entitlement date. The furniture manufacturer has also received approval for the proposed bonus issue of up to 63.24 million warrants on the basis of one warrant for every two existing TAFI shares held on the entitlement date. In addition, the company received approval for the proposed new shareholders’ mandate for recurrent related party transactions (RPTs) of a revenue or trading nature. The three ordinary resolutions set out in the notice of extraordinary general meeting (EGM) dated Jan 6 had been tabled and approved at the EGM held on Friday, TAFI said in a statement. All of the resolutions TAFI said, were voted for and duly carried during the EGM, with the results of the poll being validated by … [Read more...] about TAFI approves proposed bonus issue of shares, warrants and new shareholders’ mandate
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin On Wednesday, Texas removed the mask mandate for 100% of businesses, opening the door to full crowds at bars, restaurants and concerts. The largest honky-tonk in Fort Worth, Billy Bob’s, hosted a sold-out concert this week - to a mostly maskless crowd. Images show a crowded dance floor, where people lined up to hear Koe Wetzel & Hardy play an acoustic set and party like it’s 2017. According to local reports , General Manager Marty Travis said that the honky-tonk agreed to increase capacity to 50%, without requiring masks. However, Travis was quick to point out that temperatures were being taken at the door, and social distancing was encouraged. He did not comment on how couples might two-step around the social distancing markers that lined the floor. For the nation’s second-most populated state (and bottom five for vaccines ), Governor Greg Abbott’s removal of the mask mandate ban has created a deep leadership conflict for … [Read more...] about Texas, Unmasked: Mask Mandate Removal Presents Massive Leadership Challenge
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Less than three weeks from the Feb. 10 NBA trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers haven’t made much headway in their season-long attempt to find Ben Simmons a new home. During a radio interview with Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic on Thursday, Sixers team president Daryl Morey explained why that is. "If all the trades at the February deadline only help us in a very marginal way, what we've done is not really helped our chance this year, we just feel better about ourselves because there's a couple names that people maybe recognize, and we're like, 'Oh, this is exciting, we've got a couple new names,'" Morey said. "But we really haven't changed our place, and we no longer have that ability to get an impact player later. "This is literally our way to pair Joel [Embiid] with Tobias [Harris] and another impact player to give ourselves a real chance to win. And if we just do a marginal trade that's mostly sideways, because … [Read more...] about Daryl Morey Says Sixers Won’t Settle For ‘Marginal’ Ben Simmons Deal At Trade Deadline