Day: October 22, 2020

Quibi’s failure comes back to its content, Katzenberg’s close control

  • Quibi, the mobile-video startup that raised $1.75 billion from backers like Alibaba Group, JPMorgan Chase, and Disney, is folding six months after debuting its subscription service.
  • The Jeffrey Katzenberg-founded startup said in a statement that its demise was likely caused by a combination of an idea that wasn’t strong enough and poor timing.
  • But Quibi’s failure ultimately comes back to a slate of content that did not break through with its target audience of 25-
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Online Indigenous Engagement Survey for Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 22, 2020 /CNW/ – The Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility’s project team is offering a new way for Indigenous peoples in the OttawaGatineau area and across Canada to provide ideas, suggestions and input into the joint facility.

On behalf of the project team, an online Indigenous engagement survey is being conducted by NVision Insight Group, an Indigenous consulting company in Ottawa.

Survey topics include the

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Mask it, mask it good

We know it’s a political hot button issue these days, but we’re just going to say it.

We’re down with masks. Or is it up with masks? We definitely think masks should be up, covering all the important facial spaces. Medical masks! Homemade masks! Mass-produced three-ply cotton masks with adjustable ear loops! We love them all.

But. Halloween.

Surely that gorilla mask you wear every year is COVID-proof! Not necessarily, according to the federal CDC.

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Three ways your family can survive the election

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past five years writing about how to overcome family rifts and estrangement. So, it’s no surprise that people frequently ask me: “How can I get through this election without my family falling apart?” An epidemic of family feuds has broken out, pitting President Trump and Joe Biden supporters against one another in that most intimate of spheres.

At worst, people are cutting themselves off from relatives, shutting

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The Artist and Musician Conjuring a World of Queer Fantasy

Seth Bogart is sitting on the pale pink couch of his Highland Park, Los Angeles, art studio flanked by ceramic sculptures of bondage gear. Hanging above the grinning 40-year-old musician and visual artist, who is wearing a T-shirt for the germinal punk band the Cramps, is an outsize canvas that reads, in lipstick-red bubble letters, “Men On the Verge of Nothing.”

These scintillating works are Bogart originals. After nearly two decades on the campier, glammier

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My respect for Marcus Rashford grows deeper by the day

Clearly, the Manchester United and England striker can be as tactical outside a stadium as in it. But then Marcus Rashford has been unusually grounded from the start. His campaigning zeal comes from his own experience of childhood privation, when his devout Christian mum Melanie worked 14-hour days, struggling to make ends meet for five children, and often cried herself to sleep. She pushed for her talented son to be accepted by Manchester United’s youth

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An essential triad for government payroll modernization

Many government agencies, like the U.S. Army, are investing in modern people-first strategies at speed; a talent management focus unseen in previous generations.

Payroll modernization is an unsung hero of the “people-first” toolbox. It is foundational to help agencies make more informed decisions and easily adapt to a rapidly changing workforce that views digitization as table stakes. It also delivers organizational agility while minimizing disruptions to talent.

What is the agency model for success? For

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Lions bracing for Falcons’ Pro Bowl DT Grady Jarrett

If you answer anyone other than Aaron Donald when asked who is the best defensive tackle in football, well, you’d be wrong. Fortunately for the Detroit Lions, they won’t have to see Donald this year, outside of an unforeseen postseason meeting.

But this Sunday in Atlanta, they’ll have to deal with arguably the next-best thing in Pro Bowler Grady Jarrett. 

The Lions are bracing for Pro Bowler Grady Jarrett during this weekend’s game. (Photo: Atlanta

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Sacramento school stops Halloween event due to COVID, religion

California Middle School’s annual Cal-O-Ween event brings families together to celebrate the spooky season. But it was suddenly canceled this year, and then briefly scheduled again, sparking frustration among some parents and students who were preparing for the event.

School leaders now say there isn’t enough time to put on a quality event at the Land Park school.

The event, which was scheduled for Oct. 30 — after classes ended — was planned with social

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Google Paid Apple Billions To Dominate Search On iPhones, Justice Department Says : NPR

The Justice Department says Google CEO Sundar Pichai (left) met privately with Apple chief Tim Cook in 2018 to discuss how their two companies could collaborate.

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Which hybrid supermini is best? Renault Clio E-Tech vs Toyota Yaris Hybrid

All things considered, then, these cars are actually quite hard to split. But by a whisker, the Clio takes the win here, nosing ahead as a result of its smarter interior, its quieter engine, and its perkier performance. 

That said, if you happen to have a good relationship with your local Toyota dealer, you like the brand, or you simply prefer the looks of the Yaris, we wouldn’t dissuade you – it may not have

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How to Pay for a Home Remodel Without Using Equity

By Annie Millerbernd

Erin Nelsen’s house could use more walls.

The certified financial planner works outside the home from an office in Cypress, California. But her husband, Shawn, works from a makeshift home office in their kitchen. From there, he hears his kids attending online school through an opening to the adjacent dining room.

To accommodate his new working conditions, Shawn taped a “sound-insulating foam barrier” in the opening, Nelsen says.

Other homeowners have used

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Ezra, Addai Lewellen lead Pioneer into state playoffs


Addai and Ezra Lewellen, twin brothers who were adopted at age 5 from Liberia in West Africa by Ryan and Stephanie Lewellen, call their Pioneer Panthers community family.

Indianapolis Star

ROYAL CENTER, Ind. – Stephanie Lewellen was a brand-new mom when she watched her twin sons, Addai and Ezra, play their first sport as 5-year-olds in the Pioneer youth soccer league.

Stephanie had no expectations, other than to allow her sons to learn a

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Circa sportsbook offers ‘one of a kind betting experience’

Circa will unveil what it claims to be the world’s largest sportsbook on Wednesday.

The stadium-style venue is described as a “one of a kind betting experience” by Circa sportsbook director Matt Metcalf, with single-seat cushioned chairs in front of a 78-million-pixel, high-definition screen; a dedicated broadcast studio with real-time, in-depth analyses; and enough room for up to 1,000 bettors.

Industry watchers say the glamorous new offering will put pressure on other properties to invest

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Coronavirus pandemic remote schooling surge spurs parents to make desks for kids in need

As remote schooling surged during the pandemic, parents across the country realized that many kids didn’t have desks at home.

So they got busy building, collecting and donating them, giving hundreds or thousands of students workspaces to call their own and helping them get through long days of virtual learning.

For Mitch Couch in the Central California town of Lemoore, inspiration struck when his 16-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son kept taking over the kitchen table

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List of things to do: Weekend events in Lexington, Kentucky

Studio Players Spooky Soiree

Studio Players will hold their first ever Spooky Soiree virtually on Oct. 23 and 24 from 8-9:30 p.m. The online exclusive event will include a mix of live and recorded readings, performances, and storytelling along with music and a scavenger hunt fit for the Halloween season leading up to the soiree, which will feature a costume contest each night. Tickets are $6-15.

Fall Farm Day at the stockyards

Bluegrass Regional

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Italy angered by supposed land grab by France on top of Mont Blanc

Italian sovereignty should be jealously guarded, said MPs from the League, the Right-wing party led by Matteo Salvini, who was deputy prime minister and interior minister until last summer.

“The unilateral annexation by France of a highly symbolic piece of Italy is an affront,” MPs said in a statement.

Soaring 15,781 ft (4,810m) above sea level, Mont Blanc straddles the border between the two countries, with the French town of Chamonix on one side and

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Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music Awards

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press
Published 9:15 a.m. ET Oct. 22, 2020

Nashville, Tennessee – Carrie Underwood already had the most CMT Music Awards of any artist, but she’ll need to make more room on her shelf. The superstar picked up two more trophies for video of the year and female video of the year in a remotely shot awards show.

Underwood appeared on video to accept for “Drinking Alone” and thanked fans for voting

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20 ways to do Halloween at home, from spooky treats to ghoulish games

Sometimes all it takes is a scary movie in a darkened room (perhaps with a parent lurking behind the sofa) to make a Hallowe’en night they’ll remember.

Here are ten suggestions from Telegraph critic Tim Robey, guaranteed to be just scary enough.

1. The Witches (1990)

With Robert Zemeckis’s remake freshly out, a reminder that Nicolas Roeg’s wonderfully mischievous version sets one heck of a high bar: for Roald Dahl adaptations and blackly comic kids’

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Appetite Creative case study: Arishi

Arishi is a collaborative and consultative brand who aim to help their customers reach the right solution for their technology needs. Their history has seen them work with many organisations, agencies, and startups and have always strived to find the best, most technically straightforward and robust way to support them. Seen as the ‘technical go-to‘ for many companies, they are more than capable of the technical heavy lifting that can be hard to achieve in-house.

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