When It Comes To School Reopening, “There’s An App For That”

When It Comes To School Reopening, “There’s An App For That”

With the incidence of new COVID-19 cases growing by the day, healthcare stakeholders are continuing to search for tools and medications to help stem the tide. We have seen the digital health community release a slew of new tools aiming to monitor the spread of the disease and facilitate better treatment. And it sounds as if there’s still more to come, as tech giants Facebook, Amazon and Google sat down with the World Health Organization (WHO) to talk about their role in combating the spread of disease, as well as misinformation. 

As of this morning there were over 4.8 million laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. The medical community has rushed to search for solutions to the spread of the disease with a big push for vaccine and medicine research. 

In lieu of a vaccine or therapy for COVID-19, the idea is to provide evidence-based guidance to businesses and schools that otherwise don’t know how to go about developing a return-to-work plan. In the absence of clear leadership here or clear guidance from the government, a lot of employers and educators feel like they’re having to play armchair epidemiologist — and very few employers or teachers are really positioned to do that.

Technology has a history of helping the medical industry track and treat viruses. Among more recent examples is flu tracking. In 2018 the US experienced a particularly severe flu season. During this time aggregated user data collected through Kinsa’s smart connected thermometers indicated illness spikes across the country.

Even more recently, a Scripps Research Translational Institute study published in The Lancet Digital Health found that resting-heart-rate and sleep-duration data collected from Fitbit devices could help inform timely and accurate models of population-level influenza trends.

And now, as schools grapple with how to safely reopen this fall, DrOwl is offering their groundbreaking new platform to schools for free. Neither students nor teachers are likely to return to school if they fear infection, so there needs to be some way to separate the sick from the. DrOwl’s technology is helping schools make their activities safer for staff, students, and guests, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health screening and contact tracing are a large part of reducing the potential spread of COVID-19 in schools. DrOwl does both of these things.

As a technology company, we are thrilled to use our skills and expertise to help during this crisis.  We understand the importance of a solid screening process and that it is one of the things that is helping get us get back to school in a safe, well-thought manner,” said Arvind Raichur, CEO, and Co-Founder of DrOwl. “Our screening tool is a game-changer for schools, businesses, and so many other organizations throughout the world.”

The digital tools go far beyond the infrared thermometers and temperature checks that have dominated the conversation around safely reopening. The new wave of software products allows employers and schools to direct their workers and students to get a Covid-19 test, clear them to return to work or school, track their symptoms, and trace the contacts of anyone who tests positive for the coronavirus.

The rollouts are forcing digital health vendors and their customers to navigate a range of unprecedented legal, cultural, and financial questions. Among them: What kinds of surveillance can employers require their workers to submit to — and will employees actually use these tools? Just as 9/11 led to more invasive security in airports and other vulnerable spaces, most indications are the pandemic will lead to more pervasive health surveillance abetted by new digital tools.

Civil liberties experts say it is important for any virus-tracking of employees or students to be voluntary. Otherwise, by linking identification technologies like facial recognition to employees’ or students’ health status, businesses and schools could usher in an authoritarian, China-like system of surveillance and social control at workplaces and schools.

We are accepting encroachments on privacy here that we would not normally accept,” said Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union. “We need to be vigilant to make sure that they don’t outlast this crisis.” Four Republican senators said in May they would introduce a Covid-19 privacy bill to hold businesses accountable when they use people’s health information to fight the pandemic. Some of the reopening tools may raise questions about whether employers or schools are invading their workers’ or students’ privacy — and so digital health vendors pitching pandemic-related services are taking steps to try to steer clear of such concerns. As least for now, increased tracking and screening seem poised to become a fact of daily life for workers, students, and consumers.

Author Ryan Southwick tells us ALL about his Fantasy Book

Author Ryan Southwick tells us ALL about his Fantasy Book

Angels in the Mist by author Ryan Southwick is unlike any Sci-Fi book you’ve read before. Southwick created a world of androids, cyborgs and ancient evil hellbent on distruction. We were captivated by this pageturner and wanted to learn more. Southwick gave us some insight into his personal thoughts:  

Q What makes your book series a must-read?

It provides a unique spin on several fantasy / science fiction concepts, and blends them in a seamless, realistic manner, with unforgettable characters, lots of action, and a protagonist worth rooting for. 

Q What is something interesting/cool/unbelievable you discovered while researching your book? 

When researching the PTSD portion, the thing that surprised me the most was how many people stepped forward and told me they’d had similar experiences to the protagonist—some frighteningly so. It’s forged bonds I wouldn’t have had otherwise. 

Q If you could give your book to one singer/musician, who would it be and why? 

Weezer. Love his music, and he seems quirky enough to dig it (assuming he likes reading…) 

Q Tell us something about you that no one else knows. 

I love quiche. (There, I said it. I’m a quiche eater!) 

Q Recommend a book that is similar to yours. If people like X, then they’ll love your book because… 

That’s tough; I wrote this book because I couldn’t find one like it. =] I just asked my wife the same question, who’s a voracious reader. She just shrugged and told me, “That’s what you get for writing something unique.” 

Q What advice do you have for other writers? 

Don’t be afraid of small publishers. They can fill in a lot of the blanks that may otherwise take a long time to do yourself, especially if you’re not technical. But definitely do your research before signing the contract (mine is great). 

Q Your genre of book is popular right now, why do you think that is? 

Urban fantasy is easy to absorb and identify with because it happens in today’s world. It takes concepts and settings familiar to everyone, which makes it accessible, then adds a splash of something extraordinary to spice it up. 

Q What book made you cry and why? 

Ryan Southwick

Leah Braun’s Sex on Fire. She tells her tale without pulling many punches. Not only did I feel terrible for her, imagining my daughters in that same situation was enough to bring tears to my eyes. Wonderful book, can’t recommend it enough. 

Q What is something you’ve always wanted to try but are afraid to. 

Hang gliding. Some of the best hang gliding in the entire country is in Pacifica—like 2 miles from my house—but jumping off a cliff with just a flimsy piece of cloth and at the mercy of the wind… *shudder* 

Rapid Fire Questions and Answers

Guardians of the Galaxy or XMen? 

Guardians of the Galaxy 

The beach or the mountains? 

Mountains 

Formal attire or yoga pants and a hoodie? 

Formal attire 

Kanye West or Taylor Swift? 

Taylor Swift 

Ninja or pirates? 

Ninja 

Marvel or DC?

 Marvel 

Zombies or aliens? 

Aliens 

Bugs Bunny or Micky Mouse? 

Bugs! 

The 1920s or the 2020s? 

1920s 

Chess or Candy Crush? 

Chess 

Invisibility or flying? 

Flying 

Hawaii or the Alps? 

Hawaii 

New York or Tokyo? 

Tokyo 

Hippies or hipsters? 

Hippies 

Thor or Hulk? 

Thor 

Stephen King or Shakespeare? 

Stephen King 

E.L. James or J.K. Rowling? 

J.K. Rowling 

Sparkling vampires or non-sparkling vampires? 

Non-sparkling. 

Saving the world or watching it burn? 

Saving the world 

Molekule Review: Celebrities Are Adding These Devices to Purify Air

Molekule, an air purification system, is changing the way people breathe. The products designed are a new type of air purifier that doesn’t just collect, but destroys pollutants in the air. This includes viruses and VOCs. While it is easy to see the benefits of a product like this, concern for clean air in the home affects a wide range of people – including notable celebrities who are using them. Some of them offered a Molekule review about their experiences with the device

What Is Molekule?

Molekule Air and Molekule Air Mini are designed to help purify the air in any given room. Choose one based on the size of the room – with Molekule Air being the ideal for rooms up to 600 square feet and Air Mini working well for up to 250 square feet. The key benefit of these products is just how much they pull out of the air, including pollutants such as tobacco smoke, RNA viruses, dust mites, black mold, and pet dander – as well as much more. This is a scientifically proven device, and perhaps that’s why so many celebrities are offering a Molekule review. Here are a few of them.

Princess Marie-Chantal

Well-respected children’s clothing line designer and author, Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, says that the Molekule Air is one of her favorite new additions to her home. She’s known for her affluent taste and careful curation of high-quality products.

Bobby Berk

You may have heard of Bobby Berk from his role on “Queer Eye,” but this self-proclaimed clean freak hates dirt and spends a lot of his time cleaning. One product he notes helps him is the Molekule air purifiers. He notes, “Not only do they clean the air really well, but they’re so beautiful. They’re this stainless-steel cylinder with a nice leather handle, and you can turn them on and off via an app.”

Kate Upton

Whether you know her as a supermodel or a passionate new mom, Kate Upton has some high demands when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. She’s the co-founder of Strong4Me Fitness, too. She writes of the Molekule, “Instagram ads get me every time—I found the Molekule Air Purifier that way, and I really love it. It has dual filtration, and it’s made for big rooms, but it’s also super quiet, so you can watch TV with it on. It’s sleek looking, too, and since I have pets, it’s so nice to have it clear the air.”

Beck Bennett

For those who love his comedy or charm, Beck Bennett parodied an Architectural Digest home tour in an SNL skit last year, now viewable on YouTube. This actor and writer has a Molekule Air in his home (a 100-year old historical property).

Kenyan Drake

Known for his power plays on the turf as an NFL player, Kenyan Drake may not seem like the ideal person to offer a review of the Molekule Air, but he loves it. He shared an Instagram post about it, positioned right next to his signed collector’s footballs. He stated, “From pet dander to mold and bacteria, @molekuleair destroys pollutants.”

Savannah Guthrie

For many Americans, waking up to Savannah Guthrie’s appearances on the “Today” show is just routine. She’s also a mom and dedicated to keeping her family healthy and safe. She uses a Molekule Air in her home, too.

Derek Hough

In an article by The Strategist, Derek Hough, known for his heart-stopping performances on “Dancing with the Stars,” shares that he uses a Molekule Air Mini for his home. He has a pet dog and two cats, which shed allergens and dander.. He writes, “So, when I came across the Molekule, it was fantastic, because it cleans up the air in my house tremendously — I noticed a difference right away.My pets sleep in my room. No problems. And the Air Mini is great because I’m able to travel with it.”

There’s no doubt it is a must-have for these celebrities, but even aside from their Molekule reviews, this device is a must-have for all it can do for you.

Ways of Using Cannabis

Ways of Using Cannabis

When you’re thinking about whether to take cannabis, you should consider what methods are available for you. You’ll find that there are many methods you can use and that all of them are not that difficult to become familiar with. However, it can be challenging to find out all the information you need if you don’t know where to look. We’ve gathered some details about the main methods of ingesting cannabis so that you can get an overview without having to spend lots of time researching. That way, you can make your choice faster than you otherwise would have done. 

  • Vaping

Vaporizing your cannabis has become a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes because there is less smoke,  and it does not smell as bad. Vape pens are also easier to use and can be refilled with an e-liquid, whereas cigarettes aren’t reusable. Vaping concentrates does have some negative health consequences, but if you vape the flowers of the cannabis plant then the risks are lower. Vaping can also give you a more intense flavor and hit than other methods, although this depends on the particular type of e-liquid that you use. 

  • Bongs 

Another approach that you can use is a bong. There are many types of bong and not all of them are equal to each other. They feature a filtration system that involves water, which allows the vapor you breathe to feel smoother and easier to inhale. The smoke is also cooler when it’s passed through water, which is helpful if you smoke a lot of cannabis or like to heat it to high temperatures. If you want to know more, you can find out all about cool bongs on the Internet. 

  • Edibles 

If you’d like to make your cannabis consumption less obvious but more interesting, then one way of doing this is to use edibles. This method involves mixing cannabis into your meals or buying standalone cannabis-infused snacks. When you do this, you will notice a different experience compared to directly smoking it through your mouth. It can take longer for the effects to be observed, and the digestion process can sometimes result in your hits being less intense. However, if you’re not fond of the taste of cannabis, then this method is ideal. You can cook a range of meals that cannabis can be infused in, and there are many ways of adding cannabis. You can sprinkle it, bake it with chunks inside, or blend it inside a smoothie or similar drink. 

  • Creams 

If smoking and eating cannabis don’t appeal to you, then you can also rub it onto your skin in the form of a cream. These are great if you’d like to use cannabis for smaller areas of your body and not have it affect your whole body. You can also apply them rapidly and not have to be concerned about anybody noticing, so creams are a great idea if you need something that doesn’t reveal your use of cannabis. 

  • Conclusion 

As you can see, cannabis can be used in many ways, and you don’t have to restrict yourself to a single one. If you like more than one of these methods, then there is no reason why you can’t combine them. If you’re suffering from pain, you can use a cannabis cream. If you’d like to spice up your meals, you can use edibles. Or, if you want to use cannabis more intensely, you can vaporize it or use a bong. The choice is entirely up to you, and you should feel free to experiment until you find a combination that works for you.

Kenyon Student Council Approves Use of Talkspace for Mental Health Services

Kenyon Student Council Approves Use of Talkspace for Mental Health Services

Talkspace is one of the most rapidly growing mental health apps in the country. As the United States continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, Talkspace has been instrumental in helping users cope during these difficult times. Recently, Kenyon College announced approval for the use of Talkspace by its students. During a student council meeting the benefits of mobile therapy apps were discussed, and the student officers voted in favor of making Talkspace a treatment option for students who need help with mental health issues.

According to the Kenyon student council, this is a great opportunity for students to access mental health resources while they are away from campus and practicing social distancing. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every university across the country has had to send students home. Because of the close quartered-nature of universities, they can quickly become breeding grounds for contagious diseases. While this is usually limited to colds and the seasonal flu, the threat of COVID-19 is more dangerous. Therefore, universities have opted to send their students home, having them conduct virtual classes with professors instead. Even though college comes with its stresses, having to attend college virtually during a time of crisis can bring a whole new level of anxiety.

Talkspace is one of the leaders in the world of telehealth. The app has more than one million users.  Talkspace connects users with licensed therapists and mental health professionals through multiple channels, including on a mobile device. Users start by answering questions about themselves and their history. After which, Talkspace will connect them with multiple therapists who can provide assistance. Then, the user can select which therapist they would like to work with, enter a Talkspace “room” with their therapist, and send messages 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

The service is the perfect opportunity for Kenyon to help connect students with mental healthcare opportunities, because of licensing regulations in Ohio.  Due to local laws, non-Ohio residents are not allowed to access tele-health services that would normally be available at Kenyon College. In an effort to ensure that the same types of counseling services would be available to students in need, the University sought out telehealth companies like Talkspace to find a reasonable alternative. 

But it’s more than just providing resources that comply with state and federal regulations. One of the major benefits of Talkspace is the availability of therapists. Students can send messages in the moment of stress, rather than waiting until a weekly appointment. Regardless of whether they are struggling with depression, anxiety, or something else entirely, there are therapists ready to take the call. Talkspace is also able to address issues related to diversity. Diversity is important because students need to be able to relate to the therapist who is providing them with mental health assistance. Kenyon has stated that one of the barriers is that it is hard to recruit people who want to live in the local area. Through Talkspace, students can access therapists who come from all backgrounds and identities. Therefore, students can connect with a therapist who they feel understands them a little bit better.

Right now, the relationship between Kenyon and Talkspace is going to run through this academic year.

Talkspace has seen numerous advances in its services and, thanks to the increased traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, Talkspace has also expanded the services it provides. This includes free services to new users and new social media channels through Facebook and Instagram. With the increase in demand for its services, Talkspace has also been providing discounts for services related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The novel app has acknowledged that this is a time for companies to step up and help those in need. Without a doubt, Talkspace sees this moment as a tremendous opportunity to change the way the United States addresses mental health issues. This is a tremendous benefit to college students not only at Kenyon but across the country.

For now, the administration at Kenyon is hard at work helping the app go live for students. If Kenyon has a positive relationship with Talkspace, this might encourage wider adoption of telehealth services.

There is a severe lack of mental health resources across the country. University students face unique challenges as they transition from childhood to adulthood. There are numerous trials and tribulations that they are going to face. While it is nice to have access to mental health resources and counseling on campus, some students are going to feel more comfortable if they have control over who provides therapy. They might also like the idea of confidentiality, not having to worry about someone seeing them walking into campus health. This is where Talkspace can be helpful. It will be exciting to see how Talkspace provides benefits to students at Kenyon.

Alexis Kennedy Is a Video Game Developer

Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry. However, the very large video game studios are not the only companies that are making money. There are a large number of independent video game studios that are much smaller. There are many games that have sold millions of copies around the world that were made by a small group of people on a shoestring budget. Millions of dollars do not need to be invested in a video game in order for it to be successful. Nobody knows that better than Alexis Kennedy. He is the founder of a pair of independent video game development studios that have generated large amounts of profit.

Alexis originally taught English for a living. However, he did not think that career was very fulfilling. Therefore, he started a job as a software developer. There was a natural transition from software development to designing video games. He had always enjoyed video games from a very early age. He had a few ideas for games. He decided to turn those video game ideas into reality. He created a video game development company called Failbetter Games. It was during this time that he created a game called Fallen London. This was a browser game that became enormously successful. It has been played by more than two million people over the past decade. He also created a game called Sunless Sea. He was able to get the money he needed to make this game through an online crowdfunding campaign.

Alexis Kennedy decided to quit working for Failbetter Games after he had worked there for a period of seven years. He spent the next year working as a freelance video game writer for many of the very big studios. He wanted to do this because he felt it would make him a better writer if he was able to expose himself to the very different styles of the larger studios. He worked on some very big video game projects during this time. He is pleased with the work that he accomplished. However, he decided that he would much rather be the person in charge. Therefore, he decided to create another studio to develop more video games.

Alexis Kennedy has founded another independent video game development studio called Weather Factory with a friend named Lottie Bevan. The studio has focused on developing games that have very complex narratives. Cultist Simulator was the initial release from Weather Factory. It was yet another hit for Alexis. It has received widespread acclaim from both critics and fans alike. He has been asked about his process for designing games. He says that he tries to create worlds that are complex so that the person playing the game becomes totally immersed. He believes the goal of a video game writer and developer is to create a game that people do not want to stop playing. This is much easier said than done. However, Alexis Kennedy has been able to do it on more than one occasion during his career.

Alexis Kennedy believes that the video games that he creates become so popular because he does not rush them. He takes the time to craft a compelling narrative. He feels that many of the independent video game developers are in a rush to get their games on the market. Therefore, they cut corners and end up making an inferior product. Fans of his games know what Alexis is going to bring to the table. He has a great reputation for creating games that have many hours of entertainment value. This is why he has become one of the most successful independent video game developers.

Staying Protected During Covid at Festivals

Staying Protected During Covid at Festivals

Masks have been popular for a long time at raves because they give you an extra way to stand out from the crowd. Many masks are made with patterns and colors so that you can complement the rest of your outfit nicely. However, masks have now taken on a new level of significance as a result of COVID-19. Masks not only help you to look good, but they protect you from potentially dangerous bacteria as well. In some cases, you may not be allowed to enter a rave venue unless you’re wearing a mask. Therefore, it pays for you to learn some more about them. 

  • Masks And Raving 

Masks have had a long history when it comes to parties, and they have existed for hundreds of years. They were once worn by the wealthy at aristocratic gatherings and spread to other functions, such as galas and balls. As their popularity spread, it became normal to see them at parties. This is why they remain so popular in raves today. The purpose of wearing masks varies from person to person, but often they serve as a form of self-expression, giving a person a way to show their unique personality differently. At raves there is a profound lack of condemnation or judgment of another person’s choice of clothing, so wearing masks is rarely challenged. Now, because of COVID-19, it will be rare to see a raver without a mask of some kind. 

  • Finding Your Friends 

Masks also have a social function at raves. Seeing the face of your friend is no use if you can’t spot them in a moving crowd, and your chances of successfully doing that in a rave environment are very limited. Therefore, masks can be a way to identify them quickly. Groups of friends often wear similar masks so they can find each other on sight. You might like to try this with some of your friends as well.

  • Personal Concerns 

Sometimes masks are worn not for attracting attention, but for avoiding it. If you happen to be socially awkward, or you simply don’t want anyone you know to see you, then a mask is ideal for this purpose. It’s difficult to say how many people wear masks for this reason, but it is definitely a factor at every rave you attend. 

  • Themed Raves 

You might one day be invited to a rave that revolves around a certain topic, such as fantasy or black metal. In situations like these, you might be asked to wear a mask, not because of COVID-19, but because you need to match your outfit to the theme of the rave. 

  • Conclusion 

There are many ways that face masks can be used at raves, and we’ve only had space to cover a few of them here. They are most likely going to be compulsory for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear a dull clinical mask. You can get plenty of exciting patterned masks instead.

Gary Barber and Spyglass Entertainment Fail to Create Victims’ Fund for Harvey Weinstein Victims

Gary Barber and Spyglass Entertainment Fail to Create Victims’ Fund for Harvey Weinstein Victims

On February 14, 2020, a group of protesters gathered outside of the offices of Spyglass Entertainment head Gary Barber. The group gathered together to advocate for the victims of Harvey Weinstein. According to the protesters, the victims’ fund had never been funded like it was supposed to. Thanks to Barber and Spyglass Entertainment, the $30 to $50 million the fund was supposed to get had never arrived like it was supposed to.

Barber’s Connection to Harvey Weinstein

Originally, Harvey Weinstein was famous for his work as a film producer. He co-founded Miramax and the Weinstein Company. Until 2017, Weinstein was the co-chairman of the Weinstein Company with his brother. In October 2017, Weinstein was dismissed from the company because of sexual assault allegations. More than 80 women made allegations against him, and the scandal sparked the #MeToo movement. On February 24, 2020, Weinstein was found guilty of rape.

The reason why the victims’ advocacy group is protesting Barber is that he now controls the Weinstein Company. In 2019, Barber gained control of the Weinstein Company’s television and film assets through a partnership with Lantern Entertainment. Originally, Lantern Entertainment was responsible for buying Weinstein’s former business after it had to declare bankruptcy in 2018.

The Cause of the Protest

The protest in February began because of a broken promise. When Spyglass Entertainment and Barber took over the Weinstein Company, they had negotiated with former Obama appointee Maria Contreras Sweet. According to the terms of the deal, Spyglass was supposed to put $30 to $50 million into a victims’ fund. They never fulfilled their promises, so the victims’ fund remains empty.

After the protest, the group released a statement. It called on Spyglass Media CEO Gary Berber as well as Lantern Asset Management Capital heads Milos Brajovic and Andy Mitchell to fulfill their promises to Weinstein’s victims. According to the protesters, the victims have been patiently waiting for Mitchell, Barber, and Brajovic to uphold the promises they made. Unfortunately, all of their waiting has been in vain.

A total of about 10 people gathered to make their case in front of Barber’s Century City office. The protesters believe that the original offer was made and accepted in good faith. Instead of following through on the offer, the company never offered the financial contributions it had said it would.

Lantern Entertainment Has Dealt With Fraud and Breach of Contract Lawsuits Before

In 2018, Lantern Entertainment was the subject of a different kind of legal scandal. Documents were filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court involving negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract and fraud. The heart of the case involved African-American producer Marvin Peart.

Peart developed his reputation working in Hollywood and has gained respect over the years for his talent. In the 2018 lawsuit, Peart sued Lantern Entertainment because of the Weinstein Company deal. Originally, Peart was responsible for landing the deal and negotiating the deal’s terms. Once the deal went through, he was supposed to be given a seat on the board of the new company. In addition, he was supposed to get more than $10 million for bringing in Lantern Entertainment as an investor.

Unfortunately, none of these promises were kept by Lantern and the Weinstein Company. Instead, Peart says he was forced out because of institutional racism. In the lawsuit, Peart attacked Lantern for completely cutting him out of the deal. If Lantern had followed through like it was supposed to, Hollywood would have spent the year celebrating the story of an outsider who successfully landed the largest entertainment deal of 2018.

According to the lawsuit, Lantern engaged in historic revisionism through its public announcements. The announcements about the deal did not include any references to Peart’s accomplishments. All of Lantern’s actions were more than just a simple breach of contract. These actions were just another example of how institutional racism marginalizes African-American professionals in Hollywood and keeps them from their rightful place in the winner’s circle. While months have passed since the lawsuit was filed, the case is still pending in the courts.

Who Is Gary Barber?

Barber was born in South Africa. After he received an accounting degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, he began working as an accountant in the United States and South Africa. Since 1979, Barber has lived in the United States. In 1998, he founded Spyglass Entertainment with Roger Birnbaum.

Barber ended up serving as the CEO of MGM in 2010. During his time as the head of MGM, the company produced James Bond films and other major productions. While his contract was resigned in 2017 for another five years, he ended up getting removed from the studio in March 2018. Because of his ouster, he received a settlement worth $260 million. More recently, Barber has made the news for his company’s takeover of the Weinstein Company as well as its failure to pay the victims of Harvey Weinstein.

Like the victims’ fund Gary Barber was supposed to set up, Peart never received everything he was promised. Lantern, Spyglass Entertainment, the Weinstein Company and Barber have developed a track record of breaking agreements when it suits them. While the protesters are hopeful that Barber will follow through on his promises, Lantern and Spyglass Entertainment’s past actions do not bode well for the outcome of the victims’ fund.

mint mobile plans

mint mobile plans

When you decide to choose Mint mobile, there are a number of plans that you can choose from. From different lengths to larger amounts of data each month, Mint offers customized plans for you and your daily needs. 

Amount of Monthly Data3 GB8 GB12 GB
What can I do with the data?Download an app, post 10 pictures, visit 40 web pages, and send 100 emailsWatch 10 minutes of videos, stream 40 minutes of music, 10 apps downloaded, visit 40 web pages, and send 100 emailsWatch ten minutes of videos, stream 1 hour of music, download 10 apps, visit 125 web pages, and send 200 email
3-month plans$75 ($25/month)$105 ($35/month)$135 ($45/month)
6-month plans$120 ($20/month)$150 ($25/month)$210 ($35/month)
12-month plans$180 ($15/month)$240 ($20/month)$300 ($25/month)

You can also take advantage of the refer a friend program and earn up to $240 (that’s a year of 8GB a month for free) and you can do this twice a year! 10 friends = two years of coverage! 

If you have in-home Wi-Fi, you could go with a lower internet plan, saving you money when you use your Wi-Fi. Or if you even have Wi-Fi at work, you could log on and use it at work to save GB.  You could save anywhere up to $840 a year (or $70 a month) by switching to Mint mobile. 

Each plan offers unlimited talk and text, so you don’t have to worry about saving those. You may be worried that the data isn’t unlimited, but if you check your bill you might be surprised by how little data you are actually using. 

The Mint mobile $5 starter kit provides you with 100MB of 4G LTE data, 100 texts, and 100 minutes for talk. This is a 7-day trial period for you to determine if you like to coverage and service. You can buy your starter kit at Wal-Mart, Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. 

If you feel like you didn’t get enough of the coverage you wanted during your 7-day trial period (and if you’re a new Mint user) you can head over to their website to get their introductory pricing. This means that you will get 3 months of coverage for the 12 month price, without the commitment (so instead of $25 a month it’s $15 a month for the 3GB plan. That way you can get the full idea of the service without breaking the bank or making a year long commitment. 

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You can always start low and go high on the data packages. If you run out of the 3GB data, then you can upgrade to the 8GB. If you go out again, it may be time to upgrade to the 12GB data.  Or, you can check the “Data Usage” on your phone or online account to see how much data you normally use each month and go off of that.

Jimmy John Liautaud: The Founder of Jimmy John’s

Helping others to help themselves is Jimmy John Liautaud’s driving force. The selfless American businessman founded his first sandwich business back in 1983 when he was just 19 years old. Hard work and discipline has seen him reach where he is today, owning more than 2,800 stores across 43 states. Today, he is the owner and chairman of the business. Liautaud acknowledges that the restaurant business is not easy to run, and not everyone can do it. It requires a lot of dedication and sacrifices, working over 18 hours every day without days off and holidays, and spending very little time with family. But at least he found out he was good at it. 

Liautaud understands that people learn from what you do, as a leader and not what you say, and that is what he does-leads by example. When Liautaud was opening his business, he never prepared any business plan, but through many sacrifices and hard work, the business grew beyond his expectations. Liautaud believes in hard work, and his advice to outshine the competition is to report early and stay late by one hour instead of resting, and work on Saturdays, and you will have guaranteed success. Besides building immense wealth, Liautaud takes pride in his family’s achievements. He is a proud husband to Leslie, and together, they have raised three children. 

As the founder and chairman of Jimmy John’s, he has created success stories, and the business has received several recognition awards. In 2015, Jimmy John’s was named among the top 10 Promising Franchises for Ambitious Entrepreneur by Enterpreneur.com. In 2018, Liautaud was listed number one on the Entrepreneur‘s Franchise 500 competitors. Forbes has also ranked Liautaud at number one Franchise. According to the NRM top 100, to date, Jimmy John’s is among the vast growing chains in the country. Apart from creating wealth, Liautaud spends time helping others both at the community and national levels. 

Together with his wife, they founded Liautaud Family Foundation, intending to help the less fortunate. The foundation has contributed to many support programs, including health, education, wellness, arts, and military. He has also contributed to various institutions such as Crisis Nursery, Frances Nelson SmileHealth dental clinic, Mayo Clinic, Champaign County Youth Center, and Camp Southern Ground. Liautaud comes from a humble military background where his father, together with his two brothers working in the service, Liautaud recognizes the hardships that the Army undergoes to provide service for the nation. In 2014, he contributed $1 million towards the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization that offers scholarship programs to families of disabled and fallen soldiers. 

Despite his tough academic experience at Elgin Academy, Liautaud still gives education a top priority. In his contribution to supporting education, he gave out $1 million to help construct a new structure that will hold a library, 12 classrooms, and a theater. Liautaud wanted the building named after his name, but the school management, for inspiration’s sake, decided to name the school after his story, Liautaud Lyon Upper School. Together with his wife, they are parents an independent in Wolfeboro, the state of New Hampshire. The couple donated $2 million, which was the largest, to new residents in Brewster.

Liautaud’s family is committed to inspire, motivate, and improve other people’s lives. In 2011, they contributed to the Champaign community a sum of $1 million towards the construction of a modern YMCA. Liautaud is a talented speaker with a strong personality who captivates his listeners wherever he speaks. With honesty, he motivates his audiences with life experiences. He is never tired of helping the needy and encouraging people to move to greater heights