Stan Smith / December 03,2019

Vision Critical appoints new CEO, moves headquarters to Toronto

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Vancouver-founded customer experience management startup Vision Critical Communications has announced it is replacing its CEO Scott Miller with Ross Wainwright and is moving its headquarters to Toronto.

Vision Critical said Vancouver will remain an important hub for the company.

Wainwright comes to Vision Critical from global networking and services provider Dimension Data/NTT, where he led the Americas region as CEO. The outgoing Miller will remain on the Vision Critical board of directors, where Wainwright will also obtain a seat.
 

Riaz Raihan is also set to join Vision Critical as president of products, and will officially begin next month. A Vision Critical spokeswoman told Business in Vancouver that transitioning the headquarters from Vancouver to Toronto was due to the fact both Wainwright and Raihan will be based there.

“Ross is an exceptional business leader and a proven CEO with a track record of leading diverse executive teams that deliver high-quality performance in complex enterprise software,” said Phil Deck, chairman of the Vision Critical board. “Riaz has an impressive history as a global C-suite digital technology executive leading product management and engineering teams.”

The recent change in guard comes a number of years after what The Globe and Mail has reported as a period of infighting between former CEO Angus Reid and directors and shareholders at Vision Critical, which ended with W Capital Partners and Georgian Partners buying out Reid. Miller took over as CEO around 2016 and was able to bring the company to positive cash flow this year.

RELATED: Vision Critical founder Andrew Reid leaving executive team to found spinoff company

Stan Smith / December 03,2019

Dead Cells Paid Expansion Coming to Steam in Q1 2020

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Dead Cells developer Motion Twin announced a new expansion for the game coming to Steam on PC in early 2020.

Called The Bad Seed, the DLC will feature two new levels, the Arboretum and Swamp, accessible in the early game and one new boss.

The Bad Seed DLC will be a paid expansion costing $4.99, marking the first time that post-launch content will carry a price for the game. Developer Motion Twin has been supporting Dead Cells with free post-launch content since August 2018.

“Paid content will help support the development of the game, allowing the team to go forward with all of the ideas that we’ve got in our heads, continuing to produce free content, fixes and updates, while also ensuring that Motion Twin have the time to build their next game at the level you’ve come to expect from them,” the developer said in the DLC announcement post.

Motion Twin said it plans to continue updating the game with free content updates for the next two years “at least” if “this DLC thing goes according to plan.” Some early ideas include new weapons, creatures, secret areas, and lore.

The developer also teased an update coming to the game around the holiday season.

Stan Smith / December 03,2019

Employers put the brakes on hiring

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Employers put the brakes on hiring

U.S. employers unexpectedly put the brakes on hiring in November, according to ADP Research Institute and Moody’s Analytics.

Private sector employment increased by 67,000 jobs, dropping 45% from the prior month’s pace, according to the jobs report issued on Wednesday. Economists expected an increase of 150,000 jobs in November, according to the average estimate in a Dow Jones poll.

“The job market is losing its shine,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. “Manufacturers, commodity producers, and retailers are shedding jobs. Job openings are declining and if job growth slows any further unemployment will increase.

The healthcare industry was a bright spot in the report, while the manufacturing sector continued to struggle, said Ahu Yildirmaz, ADP Research Institute’s vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute.

“The goods producers still struggled; whereas, the service providers remained in positive territory driven by healthcare and professional services,” Yildirmaz said. “Job creation slowed across all company sizes; however, the pattern remained largely the same, as small companies continued to face more pressure than their larger competitors.”

The chart below demonstrates the rate of increase since 2013:

Employers put the brakes on hiring

The report reveals that the number of jobs added in October was revised down from 125,000 to 121,000.

Below is a breakdown of job segments that saw changes in employment between October and November:

Stan Smith / November 30,2019

NATO Readies a 70th Birthday Party, With Low-Key Celebrations

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BRUSSELS — For an anniversary bash, the guests are unusually anxious.

The leaders of NATO are traveling to London this week to commemorate the alliance’s 70th birthday — but they will do so at a carefully crafted, foreshortened gathering, not at a full-blown summit meeting.

The low-key celebration seems intended to avoid more awkward comments from President Trump, who nearly blew apart the last summit meeting in Brussels in July 2018, musing about quitting the alliance and walking out in the middle of a statement by Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.

Normally, the 70th anniversary, like the 50th, would have been held in Washington, where the alliance’s founding treaty was signed, with three days of pomp, substance and a White House dinner. But given Mr. Trump’s unpredictability and his doubts about the alliance, NATO countries decided to have only a foreign ministers’ meeting in Washington on the actual anniversary, in April.

Despite some misgivings, including from Berlin, this session in London was added because Britain wanted to prove that it still mattered in trans-Atlantic security, particularly with its withdrawal from the European Union looming, said Jonathan Eyal, assistant director of the Royal United Services Institute, a defense research institution based in London.

According to Mr. Eyal, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general, also thought that some event should take place in Europe to mark the occasion.

“There were serious misgivings,” Mr. Eyal said. “After all, at the venerable age of 70, usually one birthday party is sufficient.”

Stan Smith / November 30,2019

Chad Johnson Net Worth 2019/2020 – Famous American Football Player

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Chad Javon Johnson is just one of the all time famous American football gamer, that has actually made appearances in 11 seasons of the National Football League, playing for three different teams. In the Most Influential Athletes on Social Network, they listed him as the top professional athlete, since he has a huge fan adhering to.

Early Life and University Football

In 1997, Chad completed his senior high school, which was Miami Beach Senior High School. He proceeded his education in Santa Monica College, where he found his love for football, playing together with Steve Smith, a NFL pass receiver. In 2000, he bet Oregon State Beavers football group, where both him as well as team were very successful.

Expert Career

Chad has begun his professional career after he was selected in the 2nd round of 20001 NFL Draft, for Cincinnati Bengals group, where he damaged many records. In 2003, he established a document of 1355 yards, as well as in 2005 he broke that document. In 2007, list of NFL players That Covered 85 in the period became incredibly popular. If was made by Yahoo! and it offered an opportunity to fans to vote, and also used ballots to raise money for charity. In 2005, Chad preserved a list. In 2006, he had an injury that made him decrease, despite the fact that he intended to play in his own tempo after signing a contract extension as much as 2011. Still, he played well and had great period with the team. Very first season finished with him having 87 functions with a lead of 1369 lawns and also 7 touchdowns

Stan Smith / November 30,2019

Climate summit chair: 'Wrong side of history' awaits those who refuse to address climate change

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MADRID, Spain — The chair of a two-week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries warned at its opening Monday that those refusing to adjust to the planet’s rising temperatures “will be on the wrong side of history.”

Chile’s environment minister, Carolina Schmidt, said that the Dec. 2-13 meeting in Madrid needs to lay the groundwork for moving toward carbon neutral economies while being sensitive to the poorest and those most vulnerable to rising temperatures — something that policymakers have termed “just transition.”

“Those who don’t want to see it will be on the wrong side of history,” she said, calling on governments to make more ambitious pledges to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases ahead of a deadline to do so next year.

Stan Smith / November 30,2019

Buttigieg turns to black pastor to discuss racism, poverty

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — As he labors to win over black voters whose support is vital to his Democratic presidential bid, Pete Buttigieg found a receptive host on Sunday in a civil rights activist who has sought to continue the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s push for a racially diverse national campaign against poverty.

After attending services at the Rev. William Barber’s Greenleaf Christian Church, Buttigieg stayed for a discussion with the Poor People’s Campaign — begun by King shortly before he was assassinated in 1968. Barber, a pastor and former North Carolina NAACP president, revived the movement to unite a new generation of Americans of all races to combat economic inequality.

The visit with Barber’s racially diverse congregation held dual value for Buttigieg, illustrating his ability to tackle racial justice issues critically important to African-Americans and giving him a chance to portray his agenda as bigger than appealing to one specific voting bloc. He also hoped to introduce himself to black voters and lay out his plans for their community through their shared Christian faith and values.

“Part of what I’m trying to do is talk about these issues, including specific racial issues around voter suppression and systemic racism, in a way that helps everyone in the country understand why we all have a stake in dealing with it,” Buttigieg told reporters after the poverty discussion. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor added that he believes he is making progress with black voters, including those “who may yet not feel that they know me.”

Stan Smith / November 30,2019

Skrill Now Lets You Swap BTC for BCH

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Skrill Now Lets You Swap BTC for BCH

Online payments service Skrill has introduced a new feature allowing users to directly exchange cryptocurrencies. The crypto-to-crypto option gives you the opportunity to use bitcoin core (BTC) stored in your wallet to buy and sell eight other supported cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin cash (BCH).

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Buy Crypto With Crypto

Skrill, formerly known as Moneybookers, is popular in Europe where it’s used for online payments with 15,000 merchants as well as international money transfers. The U.K.-based e-wallet provider is one of those established payment systems that have opened to decentralized digital currencies in the past couple of years. The company recently tweeted:

Buying and selling crypto with Skrill just got even better. Introducing crypto-to-crypto – a new feature that lets you use your bitcoin balance to buy and sell the other 8 cryptocurrencies we offer.

Having an in-app coin swap option is a great addition to any payment platform as users can save on fees for additional exchange transactions involving fiat. Bitcoin.com’s own non-custodial wallet lets you exchange between BTC and BCH within the app through an integration with the automated coin swap platform Sideshift.

Stan Smith / November 30,2019

Legal Technology Officer at Anjarwalla & Khanna

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Anjarwalla & Khanna is a visionary law firm. We think differently and we’ve built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. We believe that innovation comes from having an inclusive culture of genuine equality and diversity and we are seeking a dynamic Legal Technology officer.
The successful candidate will have an understanding of legal service offerings and knowledge of legal technology, and will be expected to develop an understanding of the way our lawyers work and the needs of our clients. The candidate will also promote to our lawyers the benefits of legal technology, and will advise and assist them in designing innovative approaches and processes for the benefit of our clients. The role will foster Anjarwalla & Khanna (AKI) and the reputation as a thought leader for legal tech solutions.

Roles and responsibilities:

Stan Smith / November 30,2019

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