Mikayla Nogueira first became interested in makeup and beauty as a creative outlet, and as a way to feel confident in her skin. Now with over 4 million TikTok followers, she’s able to share her skills with the world.
Mikayla Nogueira first became interested in makeup and beauty as a creative outlet, and as a way to feel confident in her skin. Now with over 4 million TikTok followers, she’s able to share her skills with the world.
Elle Stevenson, who appeared on the show in 2015was branded "fat", "ugly", "elephant man" and a "dirty tramp" during her time at Eden Beck.
Sono Bello, a nationwide cosmetic surgery specialist whose mission is to transform lives, is partnering with international nonprofit Dress for Success to present the Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day "31 Days of Women in Power" campaign to help women get the tools they need to re-enter the workforce, an expansion of the "Your Hour, Her Power" global campaign.
The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive end Stephen Weatherly to a one-year, $2.5 million contract on Monday, bringing back one of their past draft picks to try to strengthen a lagging pass rush. Weatherly played last season with the Carolina Panthers, who released him on Feb. 19. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Weatherly spent the first four years of his career as a rotational player with the Vikings, who took him in the seventh round out of Vanderbilt in 2016.
Around $450 billion of Biden’s $1.9 trillion "American Rescue Plan" is earmarked to go directly to Americans’ wallets. Here’s what you need to know.
Dallas' mayor has formed a committee to investigate why a police officer remained on active duty for more than a year and a half after he was implicated in two 2017 killings. Mayor Eric Johnson established the City Council committee Monday after the arrest last week of Bryan Riser on two charges of capital murder. Its creation follows days of questions about why the veteran officer was kept on patrol after being identified as a “person of interest” in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme. Riser, 36, was arrested Thursday and accused of having offered to pay three people to kidnap and kill 31-year-old Liza Saenz and 61-year-old Albert Douglas in 2017.
(Bloomberg) -- One of the best manifestations of the rotation from formally high-flying growth stocks to value shares can be seen in the divergence of the Nasdaq 100 from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.As the 125-year-old benchmark sets another intraday record, the Nasdaq 100 is slumping toward a level traditionally seen as a correction. It’s the first time since 1993 that the Dow was at a record, while the tech-heavy gauge was this close to a 10% drop from its high.“Investors are feeling better about the recovery and looking to own improving fundamentals within large caps outside of tech and growth where valuations are more reasonable,” said Mike Bailey, director of research at FBB Capital Partners. “The focus on better fundamentals at a reasonable price may be driving the Dow to new highs.”About 90% of the 30-member Dow index traded higher Monday as of 2:40 p.m. in New York, with shares of Walt Disney Co. leading with a more-than 5.7% gain. Visa Inc. added about 4% while Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Home Depot Inc. each advanced more than 2%. Meanwhile, drops in Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc. weighed on the 36-year-old Nasdaq 100.Shares of other companies that had done well in 2020’s stay-at-home environment, including Microsoft Corp. and Netflix Inc., also dented on the tech-centric Nasdaq 100, as did those whose businesses helped consumers work from home during the pandemic, including Zoom Video Communications Inc., which fell almost 6% and DocuSign Inc., down about 4%.The split-market activity on display is another manifestation of the rotation underway as investors switch into shares of companies whose fortunes are closely tied to the economic cycle. That’s been painful for high-growth, high-valuation tech shares that become less appealing amid bond-market turbulence that’s sent yields on 10-year Treasuries to 1.61%.Earlier: SPAC Froth Turns on Itself With Stocks Plunging 20% in Two WeeksThe rotation is even harsher in once-hot areas like the market for special-purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, another 2020 craze whose allure has fizzled in recent days. A gauge tracking such firms -- IPOX SPAC Index -- declined about 2% Monday, its fourth down day out of the last five sessions. A popular SPAC by Chamath Palihapitiya -- the Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. V, or IPOE -- fell as much as 11% at one point Monday.“It feels like an attitude adjustment for tech and growth stocks,” said Bailey. “Investors have decided that these Covid winners just got too expensive and now it’s time for a valuation haircut.”(Adds additional stocks starting in the fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
ElectroKinetic Solutions Inc. (EKS) CEO Shaun Kavalinas announced today that its "Commercial Pilot of the EKS-DT Process" application has been short listed in Emissions Reduction Alberta's (ERA's) Shovel-Ready Challenge. This Challenge provides successful applicants up to $15 million in funding for commercial demonstrations that have the potential to create economic stimulus and environmental resiliency in Alberta.
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., a U.S. affiliate of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.(NYSE and TASE: TEVA), today announced its launch of the first available generic version of AZOPT® (brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension) 1%, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat high pressure inside the eye due to ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma. Brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension 1% works by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye.
It has been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic virtually emptied public schools in Los Angeles and sent Shamael Al-Alim home to take classes from her bedroom. She does not miss rising at 6 a.m. to catch a bus and train to her high school. But there is so much that, at 17, she does miss: The prospect of an in-person prom and graduation. The history teacher who ran the social justice club. Pickup basketball in the gym after school — and the coach “who made everybody feel safe there.” A real senior year. “This was going to be my comeback year,” she said via FaceTime, padding out of her room, where textbooks were piled on the bed and an animated movie flickered on mute from a PlayStation 4. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times She had transferred from a parochial school before the virus shut down her new campus and had hoped reopening would come in time for her “to make real memories.” “With the right precautions, in my mind, everything could move smoothly,” she said, referring to in-person instruction. “But, of course, it’s not up to me.” Families in the Los Angeles Unified School District are coming to terms with a bittersweet truth: With the spring term scheduled to end June 11, only a sliver of their pandemic school year is likely to take place face-to face. District officials say a deal with its powerful teachers union to resume in-person learning seems close and might happen this week. But the superintendent, Austin Beutner, has estimated that, even with an agreement in place, it will take at least until mid-April just to welcome back elementary and special needs students. Older students would be phased in over the next couple of weeks. The slow pace of reopening in the district, which serves some 600,000 students, is partly the result of Southern California’s brutal post-holiday surge in infections. But protracted labor negotiations, now in their eighth month, have not helped. Of the nation’s 10 largest school systems, Los Angeles is the only one that has yet to resume in-person teaching for significant numbers of students. Like unions in big urban districts statewide, United Teachers Los Angeles has demanded that all returning employees be fully immunized and that the daily rate of new coronavirus cases in the surrounding county drops significantly lower before school buildings are completely reopened. Both are now happening: Teachers are being vaccinated, and the virus has been steadily ebbing across the region. The district has also overhauled its ventilation system and put comprehensive health measures in place, including one of the nation’s most extensive school-based coronavirus testing programs. And Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat who was elected with teacher support, has earmarked vaccines for teachers and poorer communities, and signed a $2 billion measure intended to encourage districts to reopen. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given assurance that many schools, particularly for younger grades, can be at least partly reopened with proper safety measures before all staff are vaccinated. But Cecily Myart-Cruz, the union’s president, has argued that reopening too soon is “a recipe for propagating structural racism” because the virus has hit poorer Black and Latino neighborhoods harder. Teachers, she recently exhorted, should “call out the privilege behind the largely white, wealthy parents driving the push for a rushed return.” The most recent district survey, conducted last fall, showed that two-thirds of households agreed, saying they would not send their children back in the near future. Only among white families did a majority want to return to in-person learning. The district is 80% low income and 82% Black or Latino. Eloisa Galindo, an East Los Angeles mother with two children in the school system, said she was one of those wary parents. “I have family members who have had COVID and have called crying because they could not breathe,” she said recently, speaking in Spanish. If given a choice, she plans to keep her children studying at home — even if classrooms reopen — noting that her husband, a handyman, has no health insurance. But a significant number of parents are clearly eager to get their children back into classrooms. Although some parents say their children have thrived in remote instruction, studies widely indicate that it is less effective than in-person learning, and the district’s own data shows failure rates rising significantly during the pandemic. Ada Mendoza of South Los Angeles has four children ages 6 through 17 who are in school, including a 10-year-old son with learning disabilities. They all take online classes from their bedrooms or crammed around the dining room table. The entire family became sick with COVID-19 in December, and her husband, a construction worker, was hit hardest. But she still wants her children back in school buildings. “I do my best,” she said, “but I’m pretty sure my children are behind.” “In quarantine my grades are going down,” agreed one of her children, Juan, who is in second grade. Asked to read from his favorite book over Zoom, he ran to the next room and retrieved a purple hardcover version of “Star Wars.” “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an old spaceship raced across space objects and planets and — what’s that word?” asked Juan, 8, showing the book to his mother. “I don’t know,” she said in Spanish, sighing. “My mom doesn’t know anything of English — well, she knows how to say hi,” the child said, sympathetically patting her shoulder. Asked how he spends his days, he said he mainly played games on his cellphone. “When my mom says it’s time for school, I don’t want to go to school, but I sign on,” he said. “And then when school is over, I eat some lunch, and get on my phone again and go play with my baby brother to get some fresh air. Then it goes on and on like that.” He added, “I sign on for, like, three hours.” Parents nationally have reported that their children are spending less time on learning activities than they did before the pandemic, data from the U.S. census shows. Los Angeles Unified delivers the minimum daily number of instructional minutes required under state law, but other big California districts require more. UTLA has bargained down teacher workdays, for now, from eight hours to four hours and 45 minutes, plus one hour, 15 minutes of office hours at their discretion, according to documents recently filed in a class-action lawsuit brought by critics of the district. In an interview, Beutner said the district’s remote-learning plan offered more individual and small-group attention than many other systems, and that most teachers typically still worked full eight-hour days, voluntarily. He also noted that teachers needed greater flexibility in their schedules because of online instruction. “Thirty kids staring at the same screen at the same time isn’t necessarily a recipe for success,” he said. In East Los Angeles, Christopher Son, an 18-year-old senior, said that, as “an introvert,” he did not mind learning online. But his family’s unstable Wi-Fi has made it hard to complete college applications, “and my computer doesn’t want to run Zoom so I have to delete it and then reinstall it, like, every two weeks.” He wants to become a mechanical engineer, he said, and has applied to schools in New York and California. His mother, Eva Garcia, an immigrant from Mexico who works in catering, said in Spanish that Christopher was still getting good grades. But she said she worried that “only when our kids go to college will we find out how far ahead or behind they are.” Some frustrated parents have considered pulling their students out of the public schools in favor of private schools, home-schooling or so-called pod schooling. Detailed enrollment data has yet to be released for this school year, but the California Department of Education has forecast a statewide drop in public school enrollment about five times greater than the decline in previous years. In June, Beutner reported that the district’s kindergarten enrollment had declined by 14% from the year before. On the city’s affluent Westside, Marie Elena Rigo, an executive coach, and her husband, a senior vice president at a commercial lender, have kept their two children in a public charter school in the district. But they have supplemented their schooling by paying $1,000 a month per child to enroll them in a learning pod, where three educators help 15 children in person with their school work. Rigo said she, too, had felt lost “playing the role of teacher.” Her son has missed so many fourth-grade assignments and seemed so depressed, she said, that they have hired a therapist for him, another $1,000-per-month investment. Her first-grade daughter, she said, seems to have lost ground in reading. Each day, she said, brings a fresh war over screen time — laptops, phones, television. “I’m watching this show on Netflix, ‘Miraculous’,” said her first grader, Alexa, over Zoom, giggling in her mother’s home office as she cuddled Vanilla, a service bunny from the learning pod that she had brought home for the weekend. “I’m watching it over and over and over and over!” Rigo said she had recently joined a parent group demanding that classrooms open. “It’s been so divisive,” she said. “If you want to send your kids back to class, you’re looked at as a bully trying to hurt teachers.” Shamael’s father, Kahllid Al-Alim, a local activist and city employee, said he disliked the divisiveness, too, but as a member of Local 18 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, he felt bound to stand in solidarity with UTLA. “When they’re ready to go back and they say everything has been met, I will definitely send my children back,” he said. “But not right now.” His children — he has two in district schools besides Shamael — are “hanging tough,” he said. Thirteen-year-old Mi-khail said that when he gets bored, he group chats with friends on Instagram or Discord. Fifteen-year-old Nia, a high school freshman, has more mixed emotions. “I’m a social butterfly,” she said. “I think I would be distracted if I was in IRL school — in real life — instead of online school.” Except for dance class and tests, she said, she attends class with her screen blacked out, texting intermittently with her friends about their current obsession, Japanese superhero manga. “Nobody else except the teacher really has their screen turned on,” she said. Unlike her sister, she cannot say what she misses about her high school, perhaps because she has yet to see it. “The seniors say it’s only one building with multiple floors,” she reported. “I like to picture how it looks.” This article originally appeared in The New York Times. © 2021 The New York Times Company
Sony Pictures Animation is developing a new movie about a pack of female K-Pop stars who slay evil spirits in between gigs. “K-Pop: Demon Hunters” is underway at the Oscar-winning studio behind “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse,” from directors Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans. Kang, whose credits include “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” is mounting the project […]
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would commemorate the country's more than 22,000 COVID-19 victims on Thursday and pay tribute to those fighting the virus. The government declared a "National Day of Observance" on March 11 inviting Canadians "to join together in honoring the memory of those we have lost, and the people they left behind," Trudeau said in a statement on Monday. Canada has finally got a second wave under control and many provinces are loosening health restrictions even as some experts warn a third wave - propelled by more contagious variants - may already be on the way.
EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT SOME SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITIES — ESPECIALLY PEOPLE OF COLOR — ARE HESITANT TO GET VACCINATED DUE TO MISTRUST OF THE MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT. At her last doctor’s appointment, Erica Tyler, who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., joked that she didn’t want to get vaccinated for Covid-19 “because another foot might grow out of my forehead. And I’m not ready for that.” Ms. Tyler, 68, a cancer survivor who has diabetes and high blood pressure, lost her wife to a heart attack nearly a year ago and has been staying home throughout the pandemic to avoid becoming infected with the coronavirus. But when the vaccine became available, she did not rejoice. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times “I was resistant,” Ms. Tyler said. She described feeling unsettled by the push to vaccinate minorities, especially given how Black people have been underserved or mistreated by the medical establishment in the past. “I felt that they were trying to storm people who they wanted to eliminate out of society,” she said, namely “the elderly and the Black people.” Research has shown that sexual and gender minorities, and especially people of color, are more vulnerable to becoming infected with the coronavirus and also more likely to have underlying conditions that could make them severely ill if they were to contract Covid-19. But many of the very people who are most at risk within these communities are also hesitant to take the vaccine, according to a recent study and interviews with health care workers as well as people of color who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. “There’s an overarching mistrust around vaccination,” said Anthony Fortenberry, the chief nursing officer of the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which provides medical care to L.G.B.T.Q. people in New York City. “They’re not sure if they want to get it.” Each of the three Covid vaccines currently available in the United States has been shown to be remarkably good at preventing serious illness and death. At Callen-Lorde, Mr. Fortenberry said he has counseled patients about the efficacy of the vaccine, eventually easing their fears. “They are not quick conversations,” he said. “They are addressing someone’s personal experiences and their history of discrimination.” But not everyone has a health care provider with whom they feel comfortable sharing their concerns. “I worry that without those conversations happening, people will continue to not get vaccinated,” he said. So far about 54 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and of those nearly 28 million have been fully vaccinated. At Callen-Lorde and other medical centers that treat many L.G.B.T.Q. patients, health care workers say they have seen a higher demand for the vaccine among white patients compared to patients of color. L.G.B.T. people of color were twice as likely as white non-L.G.B.T. people to test positive for Covid-19, according to a Williams Institute study published in February. Even though Black people are more at risk for contracting the disease, concerns about the vaccine are especially prevalent among this population, experts say. In a study published this month in the journal Vaccines, 1,350 men and transgender women who predominantly identified as gay or bisexual reported how likely they would be to get a Covid‐19 vaccine. The Black participants expressed significantly more vaccine hesitancy than their white peers, the study found. Health care workers are encountering the same resistance in their patients. “Some people just literally said, ‘Well, no — Trump was involved in getting this vaccine going so I’m not going to get the vaccine,’” said Jill Crank, a nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in Baltimore. Studies show that hesitancy about the Covid vaccine occurs across all demographic groups, including those in the medical profession. About three in 10 health care workers are hesitant about getting the vaccine, according to a survey published in December by K.F.F. (previously the Kaiser Family Foundation) compared to about a quarter of the general population. Dezjorn Gauthier, 29, a Black transgender man who lives about 20 minutes from Milwaukee, said that although he is currently eligible to get the vaccine, he doesn’t want it. “Right now it’s a no-go,” said Mr. Gauthier, a model and business owner who has Covid-19 antibodies because he contracted the coronavirus last year. The vaccine’s development moved “so rapidly and so quickly, it just has me a little bit hesitant,” he said, adding that he’s also unsure about the vaccine’s ingredients. “There’s a fear in the community.” For members of the L.G.B.T.Q. community, and especially people of color, the hesitancy stems, in part, from pre-existing mistrust in the medical establishment, the experts said. The infamous Tuskegee study, which took place from 1932 to 1972, is one of the most egregious examples of racial discrimination in health care. The researchers recruited African-American men, some of whom were infected with syphilis, to observe the course of the disease. But the researchers did not disclose what they were studying or give the participants proper treatment, even as the men suffered and experienced severe health problems. The racial bias still found in medical care as well as the modern-day discrimination faced by sexual and gender minorities adds an additional burden. “The fear of being rejected is already there,” Ms. Crank said. “They may have already been rejected by their families, friends, co-workers — so it can cause a deep depression and lack of trust in anyone, including health care workers.” There are additional, different concerns about the vaccine among transgender people, advocates say, especially those who have received silicone injections or hormone replacement therapy. “How does that affect somebody who has been on estrogen for the last 20 years?” asked Maria Roman-Taylorson, a transgender person and the vice president and chief operations officer of the TransLatin@ Coalition, a nonprofit agency that provides social services to transgender, gender nonconforming and intersex people in Los Angeles. “There’s no data at all.” Dr. Kenneth Mayer, the medical research director at Fenway Health, a community health center in Boston where half of the patients identify as L.G.B.T.Q., said there’s no reason to believe that hormones or silicone would interact with the vaccine. “There’s not something intrinsic about being transgender that would make somebody more likely to respond poorly to the vaccine or have more side effects,” said Dr. Mayer, whose institution has enrolled over 200 participants in the largest, most recent AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial. Ms. Roman-Taylorson said she was initially hesitant to get vaccinated, but eventually decided to do it because she knew she needed to stay healthy to lead her agency. “I felt the benefit outweighed the risk,” she said. But, she added, “there’s some folks even within our organization who are not willing to take it because they don’t trust the process. They don’t trust how it’s been developed.” Although the vaccine was developed and manufactured quickly, “the safety steps were definitely not cut,” Dr. Mayer said, citing the independent data safety monitoring board that examines the data and the Food and Drug Administration’s stringent vetting process. “I really think this is an example of science going right,” he added. However, Dr. Mayer and others say there is a dearth of data about the L.G.B.T.Q. population. Representatives from both Pfizer and AstraZeneca said that they have not asked vaccine study participants to report their sexual orientation or gender identity. (Johnson & Johnson and Moderna did not immediately respond to emails asking about the demographic information they collect.) In addition, these categories are not included on the C.D.C.’s Covid-19 case report form, and only a handful of states and the District of Columbia have been working to collect such data when testing for Covid-19. Public health experts say vaccination is safe and that there are a number of reasons to believe that if sexual and gender minorities don’t get vaccinated, they are more at risk of contracting Covid and becoming severely ill than the general population. Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report concluding that gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the United States had higher rates of self-reported underlying conditions like cancer, heart disease and obesity than heterosexual people and are also more likely to be smokers. These conditions put adults at increased risk for severe illness from Covid-19, the report said. The C.D.C. says that people with these types of conditions should receive the vaccine earlier than the general population. In addition, a recent study from New York State found that Covid patients with H.I.V. had higher rates of severe disease requiring hospitalization than those without an H.I.V. diagnosis. Men who have sex with men have the most new H.I.V. diagnoses in the United States, federal data shows. Socioeconomic status and geographic location can create additional health vulnerabilities, said Sean Cahill, director of health policy research at the Fenway Institute, a branch of Fenway Health that does policy analysis, conducts research and offers educational training around the world. According to a Human Rights Campaign Foundation analysis, L.G.B.T.Q. people are twice as likely to work in frontline professions like food service and retail as non-L.G.B.T.Q. people, which can raise the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Many sexual and gender minorities live in urban areas, where physical distancing measures are harder to maintain, Dr. Cahill said. Even those who can socially distance harbor skepticism about the need to vaccinate. “My girlfriend and I live a very secluded life but wear masks and protection everywhere we go,” said Rayshawn Stallings, 30, a transgender Black man who lives in Pensacola, Fla. “No one enters our home and we have no contact with anyone other than each other. So why would we need to get the vaccine?” As for Ms. Tyler, in Brooklyn, after speaking with seven of her friends who had taken the vaccine, none of whom had troubling side effects, she changed her mind and decided to get vaccinated. She received her first dose in February and is scheduled to get the second in mid-March. “I did not want to cut short my living by having to hide in my house,” she said. “So I took a leap of faith.” This article originally appeared in The New York Times. © 2021 The New York Times Company
Britehorn Partners served as exclusive investment banker to Meridian Title Corporation in its sale to Armatage Capital. This deal represents another successful transaction for Britehorn Partners in the title insurance sector. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Lehi, UT, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RainFocus, the leading event marketing and management platform, announced today that it has been named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Events Management Solutions, Q1 2021. RainFocus believes the strength of its platform is demonstrated by its highest-ranked current offering category score. Forrester, one of the most influential independent research and advisory firms in the world, has evaluated various platforms in the B2B marketing events management space and recognized the 14 most significant vendors. According to the report, “…marketing events management software customers should look for providers that handle hybrid events faultlessly.” To determine each solution’s ranking, the Forrester report evaluated each platform on their current offering, market presence, and strategy. The Forrester report notes, “RainFocus’ capabilities for agenda management, session engagement, nonspeaker content sharing, lead management, event data management, and communications stand apart in this market.” RainFocus received the highest possible scores in the criteria of: Event Registration and Management Attendee Engagement Video or Content Delivery Session Engagement Integrations Lead Management Event Communications Production/Rental Services Platform Training and Support Here you can find the full report. “While we were confident based on feedback from clients and partners that RainFocus is currently the strongest offering for virtual and physical events on the market, we are thrilled to see we received the highest score in the current offering category in the report,” said JR Sherman, CEO of RainFocus. “We believe receiving the highest score in the current offering category validates our proven ability to solve the needs for the most complex and modern enterprise event requirements in the industry today and strengthens our position as the best equipped to build for the future.”According to the Forrester report, “…[RainFocus’] customer references for high-visibility digital events praised RainFocus’ scalability and bandwidth…” The report also notes that “[RainFocus] boasts among the broadest list of out-of-the-box technology integrations, training and support services, and native onsite production and rentals services, making it an all-in-one contender for hybrid events leadership when in-person returns.”The Forrester report explains “RainFocus executives now count Oracle Openworld, VMworld, Cisco Live, and several marquee IBM events among their successes because they combine data management savvy with a deep understanding of the events business.” RainFocus’ capability in leading customers through their digital transformations with an authoritative understanding of feedback collection shows as Lindy Dukes, Director of Event Tools & Technology at IBM, puts it:“Looking at the solution and going through the demonstrations it’s clear RainFocus has a modern application. The workflows are very intuitive and very different from what I think some of their competitors have, how they lay out each of the modules and each of the applications that live within the environment...We looked at it both from an admin perspective, as well as a client perspective, and it was really clear that it was going to represent IBM well.”RainFocus' success in 2020 is demonstrated with these performance indicators: 380% Growth in Events 3.2M+ Business Users Localized Experiences Across 165+ Countries 218% User Growth99.99+% Uptime 6M+ Session Engagements RainFocus’ roadmap is designed to bring together all audiences, virtually and physically, for seminars to massive conferences in one easy-to-use, data-rich, and fully-integrated platform. JR Sherman notes, “With this highly intentional, yet flexible system, RainFocus aims to provide options and packages—rather than just a list of features—that allow clients to deploy immersive and integrated virtual, hybrid, and on-demand experiences with ease. The end goal is to enable clients to maximize their hybrid event portfolios by driving attendance, engagement, and satisfaction across all touchpoints of the customer lifecycle. At RainFocus, we focus every dollar on driving the evolution of this industry through strategy and roadmap collaboration with leading global brands and innovators."With this sustained effort, RainFocus is constantly evolving to meet customer and partner needs and empowering clients to do the same in delivering unparalleled experiences for attendees, exhibitors, and speakers at their world-class events. Here you can find the full report. About RainFocus RainFocus is a next-generation event marketing and management platform built from the ground up to capture, analyze, and harness an unprecedented amount of data for significantly better events and conferences. As a true SaaS platform, RainFocus simplifies event registration, content management, exhibitor activation, and on-site experiences from a single dashboard. Save time, increase engagement, and maximize event value for every event regardless of whether they are virtual, physical, or hybrid. CONTACT: Brian Gates RainFocus email@example.com
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How are school district budgets faring this year? That depends. Many districts are struggling financially. They have spent large sums of money dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic — buying technology, purchasing cleaning supplies, hiring more substitute teachers and attempting to address student learning loss and disengagement. This story, of districts in distress, is an easy […]
LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE IS MAY 3, 2021 NEW YORK, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP announces that a federal securities class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired the securities of Ontrak, Inc. ("Ontrak" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: OTRK) from November 5, 2020, through February 26, 2021 (the "Class Period"). All investors who purchased shares of Ontrak, Inc. and incurred losses are urged to contact the firm immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 575-0735 or (212) 545-4774. You may obtain additional information concerning the action or join the case on our website, www.whafh.com. If you have incurred losses in the shares of Ontrak, Inc. you may, no later than May 3, 2021, request that the Court appoint you lead plaintiff of the proposed class. Please contact Wolf Haldenstein to learn more about your rights as an investor in the shares of Ontrak, Inc. CLICK HERE TO JOIN CASE On March 1, 2021, Ontrak issued a press release announced preliminary financial results for fourth quarter and full year 2020. The Company stated that its largest customer had terminated its contract with Ontrak, effective, June 26, 2021. The Company stated that this customer evaluated Ontrak on a provider basis and [a]s such, the customer evaluated [Ontrak's] performance based on [its] ability to achieve the lowest possible cost per medical visit, and not on [its] clinical outcomes data or medical cost savings. The Company also stated that the coaching model which Ontrak has pioneered for over a decade was seen by the customer to be less relevant to their performance metrics. On this news, the Company's share price fell $27.32, or more than 46%, to close at $31.62 per share on March 1, 2021, thereby injuring investors. Wolf Haldenstein has extensive experience in the prosecution of securities class actions and derivative litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country. The firm has attorneys in various practice areas; and offices in New York, Chicago and San Diego. The reputation and expertise of this firm in shareholder and other class litigation has been repeatedly recognized by the courts, which have appointed it to major positions in complex securities multi-district and consolidated litigation. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions regarding your rights and interests in this case, please immediately contact Wolf Haldenstein by telephone at (800) 575-0735, via e-mail at email@example.com, or visit our website at www.whafh.com. Contact: Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP Kevin Cooper, Esq.Gregory Stone, Director of Case and Financial AnalysisEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: (800) 575-0735 or (212) 545-4774 This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.
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