Best efforts offering – Mon Best Of http://monbestof.com/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 12:50:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://monbestof.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-pp-32x32.png Best efforts offering – Mon Best Of http://monbestof.com/ 32 32 Kion announces partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton https://monbestof.com/kion-announces-partnership-with-booz-allen-hamilton/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 12:50:00 +0000 https://monbestof.com/kion-announces-partnership-with-booz-allen-hamilton/

FULTON, Maryland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kion, the leading provider of cloud enablement solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH). This partnership will combine Kion’s cloud enablement solution with Booz Allen’s expertise in technology transformation and managed services to provide government customers with comprehensive cloud management and governance capabilities.

As application migration initiatives and the adoption of cloud-native capabilities accelerate across the public sector, more agencies are facing challenges in their multi-cloud environments. These challenges include excessive manual labor to manage day-to-day operations and security threats, as well as a lack of financial oversight. However, the effort to overcome these challenges often results in many solutions that require unique configuration and management while leaving opportunities to realize cloud value and innovation on the table.

To solve these challenges, Kion and Booz Allen will help government agencies fully govern and manage their multi-cloud environment with a foundational solution for automation, financial controls, and compliance that supports the unique needs of government missions. agencies.

“Kion is a self-hosted software solution that runs on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as isolated regions deployed on different security fabrics – extremely important attributes for our government customers,” said Brian Price, CEO and co – founder of Kion. “We’ve helped many government agencies accelerate their cloud maturity by achieving 10x faster cloud provisioning, savings of 30% or more on monthly cloud expenses, and improved cloud security automation to help meet compliance standards such as FedRAMP. We look forward to partnering with Booz Allen through their technology and managed services offering to help more government agencies that need additional experience and support. The goal of this partnership is to further demonstrate how a well-managed and governed cloud can enable organizations to innovate faster. »

The Kion Cloud Enablement Platform is part of Booz Allen’s comprehensive managed services solution, providing the automation, financial management, and compliance capabilities needed to govern and manage the public cloud. Kion, coupled with Booz Allen’s world-class technology transformation practices, will enable agencies to gain complete visibility, context, and control to ensure successful and efficient mission execution in the cloud.

“Booz Allen has long been a leader in supporting the federal government’s digital modernization efforts and using the cloud as a gateway to mission systems innovation,” said Dan Tucker, senior vice president at Booz Allen and Head of Cloud Solutions and Enterprise Data Engineering for Citizen Services. “This partnership combines Booz Allen’s approach to technical transformation and acceleration with Kion’s best-in-class cloud enablement platform. Together, we will act as a force multiplier and empower our customers’ cloud migration and adoption journeys with the best long-term solution suited to each organization’s mission.

For more information on the Kion Cloud Enablement Platform and to start leveraging this partnership, please visit kion.io.

About Kion

Kion is a cloud enablement solution designed to help organizations simplify management and governance activities to take full advantage of the cloud. The platform provides visibility and control across all cloud environments, allowing customers to provision accounts with confidence, maintain financial control, and ensure compliance with security regulations. Wherever they are in their cloud journey, Kion enables organizations to go further, faster.

]]> Libra: Physical improvement will boost your confidence and encourage you to socialize with people who have a lot to offer. https://monbestof.com/libra-physical-improvement-will-boost-your-confidence-and-encourage-you-to-socialize-with-people-who-have-a-lot-to-offer/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 04:01:00 +0000 https://monbestof.com/libra-physical-improvement-will-boost-your-confidence-and-encourage-you-to-socialize-with-people-who-have-a-lot-to-offer/

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CELEBRITIES BORN TODAY: Rico Rodriguez, 24; Jessica Williams, 33; Zac Brown, 44; JK Rowling, 57 years old.

Happy Birthday: Tunnel vision can help you hit your mark, but it will also cause you to miss opportunities. Understanding the dynamics of what’s going on around you will give you a clearer view of maximizing your time, talent, and money. Providing the most convenient way to enjoy what life has to offer. Your numbers are 8, 11, 22, 27, 31, 42, 44.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can have fun without indulging yourself. Refuse to let anyone take advantage of you. Find people who can offer expert advice. Take better care of your home, your family and your health. Moderation will get you to your comfort zone. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take change seriously and think twice before you move. Get the green light from the people affected by the decisions you make. A change of heart will influence where and how you live. Don’t take anything or anyone for granted. 5 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keep your emotions in check to avoid saying anything that puts you in a precarious position. Protect your home and family from anyone trying to outsmart you. Read between the lines, ask questions, and carefully assess situations. Focus on personal gain. 2 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Call on people who support your efforts. Learn from the best and you will earn the respect of your peers. Look for value in what you do. Refuse to give what you have to offer for less than it’s worth. 4 stars

LEO (July 23-August 22): Don’t let anger set in when completion is what you want to achieve. Know what others expect of you. Set yourself up for success by being realistic and focusing on your happiness. Don’t give in to temptation. 3 stars

VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Meet people who make you smile. A positive attitude will help you change the way you view situations as they develop. Work towards a goal that will encourage you to live your life your way. Personal growth, love and romance are encouraged. 3 stars

LIBRA (September 23-October 22): Spend less time worrying about the things you can’t change and more time strengthening your relationships with the people you love. A physical improvement will boost your confidence and encourage you to socialize with people who have a lot to offer. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): Think more about what you are doing and the results will exceed your expectations. Let your mind wander and encourage yourself to be unique. Offering a different perspective on life will bring you closer to someone you love. 4 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Being honest with yourself and others will help you avoid getting into an awkward position. Be open to suggestions, learn from those with more experience, and use the information you receive to help you build assets and reduce debt. 2 stars

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): Financial gain looks promising. Put more thought and energy into making your space functional. Adjustments will make your life easier or encourage you to make a prosperous move. Romance will bring you closer to someone you love. 5 stars

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18): Dispel a misconception someone has by being honest about your feelings and what you want. You will face opposition, but at least you will know where you stand and what is possible moving forward. Discipline will help you achieve your goals. 3 stars

PISCES (February 19-March 20): Revise your long-term plans based on your needs. Changing the way you live, work, and manage your financial affairs will ease stress and encourage you to enjoy life more and worry less. Make your happiness a priority. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are vigilant, insightful and proactive. You are charitable and resourceful.

1 star: avoid conflict; work behind the scenes. 2 stars: You can accomplish, but don’t rely on others. 3 stars: Concentrate and you will achieve your goals. 4 stars: Aim high; launch new projects. 5 stars: nothing can stop you; go panning for gold.

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Overstock Named to Parity.Org’s 2022 Best Companies for Women List https://monbestof.com/overstock-named-to-parity-orgs-2022-best-companies-for-women-list/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 12:38:56 +0000 https://monbestof.com/overstock-named-to-parity-orgs-2022-best-companies-for-women-list/

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SALT LAKE CITY, July 29 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK), a leading furniture and home furnishings retailer, today announced that it has been named Parity.Org Best Companies for Women to Advance TM List for the third consecutive year. The ParityLIST™ recognizes organizations that create the culture and conditions in which women can rise through recruitment, promotion, compensation practices, leadership representation, and benefits and policies that collectively help companies to achieve gender parity.

“It’s a great honor for Overstock to be included in Parity.Org’s list of Best Companies for Women for the third year in a row, something we don’t take lightly,” said the CEO. Overstock, Jonathan Johnson. “This recognition underscores our ongoing efforts to foster equal representation and promotion of women at all levels of the organization, including our leadership team and board of directors.”

Promoting diversity and supporting the career development of all employees is central to Overstock’s corporate culture. The company offers many benefits and programs to support women in the workforce, including flexible work hours, extended parental leave, a formal mentorship program, female-focused employee resource groups, as well as an on-site health clinic, fitness center, and daycare. Overstock took the ParityPledge for women when it launched in 2017, pledging to interview at least one qualified female candidate for every open leadership position, vice president and above, to help improve pathways for opportunities of female leadership. Overstock also took the ParityPledge to support people of color. Overstock’s culture naturally aligns with Parity.Org’s purpose – as the company’s leadership team is made up of multiple executives who are women and/or people of color, including the CFO , director of marketing, director of merchandising, director of supply chain, and other notable vice presidents, directors, and board members.

“The pandemic has created a substantial setback for the advancement of women in the workforce,” said Cathrin Stickney, Founder and CEO of Parity.Org. “But the companies that participated in this year’s ParityLIST not only got back on track, they exceeded all expectations. The extraordinary performance of this year’s winners proves that genuine commitment and focus, coupled with the right tools, metrics and practices, will absolutely move the needle towards equity.

While some organizations have begun to reduce benefits such as subsidized child care, relief child care, relief elderly care and job sharing to pre-COVID levels, many companies listed on this year’s list, including Overstock, continued to offer these essential supports and even added new benefits, including travel policies that allow parents to take their young children and a caregiver with them on trips for free. business. Overstock is among about 20% of this year’s winners that offer the travel benefit, having introduced it in 2018.

For more details, visit: www.parity.org/best-companies.

About Parity.OrgParity.Org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender and race gap in corporate leadership, where the gap is widest. We take a pragmatic, research-based approach, offering a range of proven best practices and industry-leading tools to not only achieve, but maintain, leadership parity. Learn more about Parity.Org and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.About Overstock.comOverstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) is an online retailer and technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its leading e-commerce website sells a wide range of new home products at low prices, including furniture, decor, area rugs, bedding and bath, home improvement items, and more. . The online shopping site offers millions of products that tens of millions of customers visit every month. Overstock regularly posts company information and other related matters to the Newsroom and Investor Relations pages of its website, Overstock.com.

O, Overstock.com, O.com and Club O are registered trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc. Other service marks, trademarks and trade names that may be referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact, including but not limited to statements regarding Overstock’s gender parity plans. Additional information regarding factors that could materially affect results and the accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained herein can be found in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, which was filed with the SEC on February 25, 2022, our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, which was filed with the SEC on May 4, 2022, and in our subsequent filings with the SEC.

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Ardene bolsters menswear and lingerie offerings and launches new campaign – WWD https://monbestof.com/ardene-bolsters-menswear-and-lingerie-offerings-and-launches-new-campaign-wwd/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:49:12 +0000 https://monbestof.com/ardene-bolsters-menswear-and-lingerie-offerings-and-launches-new-campaign-wwd/

TORONTO As the world transitions from home shopping during COVID-19, North American retailer Ardene marks four decades in business and targets Gen Z with the launch of its new back-to-school campaign, as well as the evolution of its vision of lingerie and men’s clothing.

“After COVID[-19] we needed something to celebrate,” Ardene Marketing Manager Kelly Solti said of the campaign, titled “That Ardene Energy,” which launched on Wednesday.

“During the pandemic, Ardene has surpassed 40 years in business, which made us reflect on what has allowed us to stay tuned and grow after four decades,” she added.

Indeed, since its launch in Montreal in 1982 as a jewelry and accessories retailer, Ardene has become a go-to place for young and young-at-heart shoppers looking for clothing, shoes and accessories at both trendy and affordable.

Ardene now operates nearly 350 stores globally, including 300 units in Canada; 35 in the United States and 12 in the Middle East. It has between 3,500 and 4,000 employees across North America; a growing presence in e-commerce and has a total worldwide area of ​​approximately 2.25 million square feet.

Yet that growth isn’t all that inspired the campaign, according to Solti.

“It’s the people. Our customers. Our employees. We listen to them. We test things. We’re not afraid to evolve and we wanted to share that uplifting energy today in this campaign and encourage people to do same,” she told WWD.

The campaign features a real group of Montreal friends to “capture the magic of what happens when you’re surrounded by people who lift you up,” Solti said.

Additionally, as pandemic customers return to in-store shopping, Ardene continues its efforts to stay relevant and deliver what the changing consumer wants. To that end, the retailer will make two post-campaign launches – a product extension in its Ardene Man collection and the unveiling of its first neutral palette line for in-house lingerie brand Rose & Vine.

Ardene’s New Campaign

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“Ardene Man was first launched in August 2020 and started out offering seasonal trending basics like shorts, shirts and t-shirts. But we want to grow this target market and hope to do so by having monthly drops said Solti, whose company opened two stores in Florida this summer, in Miami and Tampa Bay, and closed smaller locations to focus on opening larger footprint stores.

In its upcoming collection, Ardene Man will offer tops starting at CAD$20.90, bottoms starting at CAD$27.90 and a selection of outerwear starting at CAD$40.90.

About 30 stores in Canada will receive this next drop. This number will change as Ardene assesses demand and consumer feedback. Customers can currently purchase Man online at ardene.com, on the brand’s app, and in select stores.

Arden Man’s next release date for 2022 is yet to be confirmed. However, Ardene has so far forecast six additional declines in 2023 estimated for March, April, May, June, August and September to ensure continued growth in this segment of the market.

“A lot of the success we’ve had with Ardene Man has been testing different things, the same way we’ve done in other parts of the business,” Solti said. “But the strategy here is to dig deeper into what works so we can give Ardene customers exactly what they want.”

In addition to the men’s expansion, Ardene’s Rose & Vine brand will launch a collection of neutral-toned foundations in September that mold to the body and complement any skin tone. Featuring four new panty styles and six new bra/bralette offerings, each is available in five neutral shades and extended sizes.

The collection also includes new soft seamless and mesh fabrics mixed with the brand’s best-selling lace styles.

As for the future, “we might do kids stuff later, which we’re talking about now,” Solti said.

“Forty years ago, we were only looking for a younger client. But we are evolving and testing things all the time,” Solti said. “Ardene wants to be the place where Generation Z can come and find everything they need. But even a 45-year-old man or woman might find something here at Ardene that works for them.

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Oracle and Microsoft deploy Database Service for Azure https://monbestof.com/oracle-and-microsoft-deploy-database-service-for-azure/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 04:43:27 +0000 https://monbestof.com/oracle-and-microsoft-deploy-database-service-for-azure/

AUSTIN, Texas and REDMOND, Wash. — Oracle and Microsoft announced the general availability of Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure.

With this new offering, Microsoft Azure customers can provision, access, and monitor enterprise-grade Oracle database services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with familiar experience.

Users can migrate or build new applications on Azure and then connect to high-performance, high-availability managed Oracle Database services, such as Autonomous Database running on OCI.

Over the past two decades, thousands of customers have trusted Microsoft and Oracle software working together to run their mission-critical applications.

As customers migrate applications and data to the cloud, they continue to seek common solutions from their trusted software partners. Since 2019, when Oracle and Microsoft partnered to provide the Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azurehundreds of organizations have used the secure and private interconnects in 11 regions around the world.

Microsoft and Oracle are extending this collaboration to further simplify the multicloud experience with the announcement of Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure.

Many joint customers, including some of the world’s largest enterprises such as AT&T, Marriott International, Veritas, and SGS, want to choose the best services from cloud providers to optimize performance, scalability, and the ability to accelerate their cloud computing efforts. business modernization.

Oracle Database Service for Azure builds on the core functionality of Oracle Interconnect for Azure and makes it easier for any customer to integrate workloads on Microsoft Azure with Oracle Database Services on OCI . There is no charge for using Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azure, or data egress or data in when moving data between OCI and Azure. Customers will only pay for other Azure or Oracle services they consume, such as Azure Synapse or Oracle Autonomous Database.

“Microsoft and Oracle have a long history of working together to meet the needs of our joint customers, and this partnership is an example of how we’re providing choice and flexibility to customers as they digitally transform with cloud technology,” said Corey Sanders, company vice president. , Microsoft Cloud for Industry and Global Expansion.

“Oracle’s decision to select Microsoft as a preferred partner strengthens the relationship between our two companies and provides customers with the assurance of working with two industry leaders.”

“There’s a well-known myth that you can’t run real applications on two clouds. We can now dispel this myth by giving Oracle and Microsoft customers the ability to easily test and demonstrate the value of combining Oracle Databases with Azure applications. There’s no need for deep skills in our two platforms or complex setups – anyone can use the Azure portal to combine the power of our two clouds,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president , Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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Influencers turn to Geneva, Discord, Telegram to create chat communities https://monbestof.com/influencers-turn-to-geneva-discord-telegram-to-create-chat-communities/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://monbestof.com/influencers-turn-to-geneva-discord-telegram-to-create-chat-communities/

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Kate Glavan and Emma Roepke, both 23, are New York City’s best friends and content creators known for confusing the wellness industry on their Instagram meme page and popular podcast,” Sea Moss Girlies”.

In April 2021, the couple’s followers were met with a new media invite: “Join Geneva and meet other Sea Moss Girlies.” Within minutes, fans flocked.

Geneva allows groups of people to talk in different themed rooms, similar to chat apps like Slack or Discord. Absent subscribers matter and like, members are free to interact without the pressure of public metrics, algorithmic feed, or corporate surveillance shaping their conversations. Fans of the platform say it offers a more intimate and communal experience than traditional social networks.

In their Geneva community, called “home,” Glavan and Roepke have a laid-back relationship with the members. They swap music and TV recommendations in long threads, they marked National Eating Disorder Awareness Week by swapping personal stories about their mental health struggles, and even met members for a picnic. IRL.

“It’s more about what the community wants instead of just posting the two of us,” Glavan said. “On TikTok and Instagram… there is a hierarchy there. In Geneva, Emma and I are present, but it’s not just about us.

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For nearly a decade, social media has been dominated by broadcast-based social platforms where creators put out a constant stream of content for subscribers to watch and comment on, often without response. Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok all operate under this model.

But now content creators are creating accounts on chat apps, like Geneva, Discord and Telegram, where they can connect privately and directly with people they know to listen to. Some say the toxicity and poor moderation on massive, open social media has pushed them into these more controlled spaces, where they can speak freely without worrying about bad faith attacks.

Justin Hauser, the founder of Geneva, said he anticipated this change when he started building the platform, which launched publicly last spring. Hauser, a tech entrepreneur who previously co-founded CBD drink Recess, said he’s noticed people seem to be rebelling against the top-down content creator ecosystem that dominated the 2010s in favor of more platforms. small ones that didn’t focus on public metrics, including likes and follower counts.

“People are fed up and they’re looking for salvation in safer spaces,” Hauser said, “and I don’t mean safer in a political sense, but places where they know they’re not being tricked into playing. someone else’s game.”

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Geneva has become popular especially among Gen Z women and TikTok stars: lifestyle designer Chrissy Rutherford recently launched a house in Geneva for women to chat about dating, astrology and careers, while TikToker Belle Perez launched London Town Girlies, a community of over 7,000 young women. live or move to London. Users can switch between different communities, each offering a variety of chat channels. Geneva also allows private messaging, where users can add friends from different Geneva houses to have a one-on-one conversation.

Hauser argues that Geneva users don’t bind on any particular content or content creator, they bind on conversation and common interests. And because home builders aren’t directing the conversation — they just provide a place for people to connect — users are on an equal footing.

“Geneva has no public square,” Hauser said. “It doesn’t have a follower count or likes. What it’s designed to do is give people a place online to hang out with their communities every day and feel like they know who they are talking to.

Facebook recognized this change in 2017, when the company began promoting its Groups product. The company hosted its first “Communities Summit” for influencers embracing the movement toward smaller, gated communities the same year. Around this time, a fleet of services offering intimacy with creators began to gain popularity. Platforms like Cameo, which allows fans to buy personalized celebrity shoutouts, as well as OnlyFans and Patreon, which allow users to charge monthly subscription fees for exclusive content, have swelled.

But the next generation of social apps, such as Discord and Geneva, allow for a deeper connection with both the content creator and other members of their fandom. For big influencers, building a house in Geneva, a Discord server or a Telegram channel strengthens their ties with their audience.

“Creators have always had a very passionate and engaged audience…but for the first time ever, the tools are starting to be developed so they can access and engage directly with the community,” said Zack Honarvar, CEO from CreatorNow, an online startup platform. camp for content creators.

He cited the Backstreet Boys as an example. In the early 2000s, the Backstreet Boys had an intense fandom, but ways to connect outside of in-person events were limited. Today, Honarvar argues, fans of the band would have a room in Geneva or a Discord, where they could share song lyrics and gossip about band members, or arrange rides to upcoming shows.

For some, lag is also a protective measure against de-platforming and an increasingly fickle algorithm. Telegram and Discord are particularly popular among influencers who have been booted from apps like YouTube or Twitter, sometimes to promote misinformation, violent extremism or targeted harassment. Hauser says Geneva has yet to struggle with moderation issues, and he thinks design choices, like Geneva requiring real names, make it less hospitable to bad actors and trolls.

Some women have shared the messages they receive on Instagram. It’s not pretty.

While many YouTubers have founded Discord servers, TikTokers seem to gravitate towards Geneva. Nina Haines, 24, from Brooklyn, NY, who first rose to fame on TikTok by posting about books, now runs a house in Geneva built from the BookTok community for Sapphic women and non-Sapphic people. binaries.

“TikTok also has this transience, you can’t pin it down, and a lot of people want more stable communities in the long run,” she said. “I’ve seen the same people commenting on all of my videos, and now we’ve moved to a space where we can all interact with each other really intentionally, rather than randomly thanks to the TikTok algorithm.”

The community can also be profitable. Bringing fans into intimate spaces deepens their connection with each other and, ultimately, with the influencer who created the community. “From a business perspective, community is a way to build customer loyalty,” writer Terry Nguyen recently wrote in Vox. Lifestyle and fashion companies like Peloton, Glossier and Victoria’s Secret PINK have all made efforts to foster online communities to increase their sales and relevance to a younger market.

Some brands are already settling in Geneva. Nadya Okamoto, co-founder of August, a menstrual care brand, helps oversee a community of 3,000 people that she says has been critical to the success of her business. “There is a difference between an audience and a community,” she says. “An audience is when one person has a mic and you talk to a group of viewers, a community is when everyone has a mic and we all talk to each other. Many brands l ‘use to describe their social media audience. They say, ‘oh our community is 10,000 people.’ But they mean they have 10,000 subscribers.

Discord servers and Geneva houses also provide an instant chat group for creators looking to boost their latest product. “When I post to Geneva, I can get immediate feedback,” said Serena Kerrigan, content creator and entrepreneur in New York, NY. Incorporating community feedback builds consumer loyalty and allows creators to market more effectively to their audience.

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“What initially made creators really appealing to brands was that they could define their audience and brands could get a bullseye,” said content creation strategist and former lead Liz Perle. of the teen community at Instagram. “Now we have TikTok and other algorithmic feeds popping up where the main way to grow is virality. So creators no longer have these really defined audiences that they deliberately grow and can talk to people about. brands.”

Hauser is less concerned with the marketing applications of his platform and instead hopes that Geneva can help the internet return to its roots as a tool for connecting people. Users of his platform agree.

“Everyone is drowning in content,” said Casper ter Kuile, an author who used Geneva to co-found a community for people interested in spirituality called The Nearness that has more than 200 members. “What we need are containers, we need containers for relationships to deepen.”

]]> Kiora Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing for $5.2 Million Underwritten Public Offering https://monbestof.com/kiora-pharmaceuticals-announces-pricing-for-5-2-million-underwritten-public-offering/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 12:34:10 +0000 https://monbestof.com/kiora-pharmaceuticals-announces-pricing-for-5-2-million-underwritten-public-offering/

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Salt Lake City, Utah–(Newsfile Corp. – July 22, 2022) – Kiora Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KPRX), (“Kiora” or the “Company”) today announced the pricing of a public offering underwritten for proceeds of approximately $5.2 million before discounts and underwriting commissions and offering fees.

The offering consists of (i) 19,770,172 common shares, (ii) 1,280 Series E convertible preferred shares, (iii) 26,170,172 Class A warrants with an exercise price of $0.20 per share and a term of one year from the original issue date of exercise, and (iv) 26,170,172 Class B warrants with an exercise price of $0.20 per share and a term of five years from the initial exercise date. The price per share of Common Shares, Class A Warrants and Class B Warrants is $0.20. The price per share of the Series E Convertible Preferred Shares, the Class A warrant to purchase 5,000 common shares and the Class B warrant to purchase 5,000 common shares is $1,000.00. The warrants issued in connection with this transaction are fixed price and do not contain any variable price features. Warrants will be exercisable from the effective date of a reverse stock split in an amount sufficient to permit full exercise of the warrants, subject to shareholder approval of such reverse stock split. shares and the exercisability of warrants. Shareholders’ meetings will be held no later than September 23, 2022. The offering is expected to close on or about July 26, 2022, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions.

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. is acting as sole bookrunner for this offering.

In addition, the Company has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to 3,925,525 additional common shares, additional Class A warrants to purchase up to 3,925,525 common shares and warrants additional Class B shares to purchase up to 3,925,525 shares of common stock, solely to cover over-allotments, if any, at the public offering price per common share, Class A warrant and Class warrant B, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The securities were offered pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-264641), which was declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on July 21, 2022 .

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, and there will be no sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the titles. laws of that jurisdiction. The offering is being made solely by means of a prospectus. A preliminary prospectus relating to the proposed offering was filed with the SEC on July 21, 2022 and is available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. A final prospectus relating to this offering will be filed by Kiora with the SEC. When available, copies of the final prospectus may be obtained from the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or from Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., Prospectus Department, 640 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, New York. 10019 or by email at [email protected].

About Kiora Pharmaceuticals

Kiora Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops and commercializes products for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases. KIO-301 is being developed for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa. It is a molecular photoswitch that has the potential to restore vision in patients with hereditary and/or age-related retinal degeneration. KIO-101 is being developed for the treatment of ocular presentation of rheumatoid arthritis (“OPRA”). It is a next-generation, nonsteroidal, immunomodulatory, small-molecule dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (“DHODH”) inhibitor with what Kiora considers best-in-class picomolar potency and a validated immune modulating mechanism ( blocks T cell proliferation and release of pro-inflammatory cytokines) designed to overcome off-target side effects and safety issues associated with commercially available DHODH inhibitors. Additionally, Kiora is developing KIO-201, a modified form of the natural polymer hyaluronic acid, designed to accelerate corneal wound healing.

In addition to press releases and SEC filings, we plan to post information on our website, www.kiorapharma.com, and social media accounts that might be relevant to investors. We encourage investors to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn as well as to visit our website and/or subscribe to email alerts.

Forward-looking statements

Certain of the statements in this press release are “forward-looking” and are made pursuant to the disclaimer of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such “forward-looking” statements include statements relating to, among other things, expectations regarding the completion of the public offering in a timely manner or not at all, the anticipated use of the net proceeds of the offering, development and commercialization efforts and other regulatory approval or commercialization efforts with respect to the products in development phase of Kiora, including KIO-101, KIO-201 and KIO-301, and the success thereof, with such approvals or successes may not be obtained or achieved in a timely manner or at all. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements set forth in this press release, including, among other things, the ability to conduct timely clinical trials, market conditions and other and certain risk factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” contained in Kiora’s Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on July 7, 2022 or described in other public filings by Kiara. Kiora’s results may also be affected by factors of which Kiora is not currently aware. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. Kiora expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to post updates or revisions to these statements to reflect any change in its expectations regarding them or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required. by right.

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Talisker Resources Announces $6 Million Private Placement – ​​Learn More https://monbestof.com/talisker-resources-announces-6-million-private-placement-learn-more/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 20:44:15 +0000 https://monbestof.com/talisker-resources-announces-6-million-private-placement-learn-more/







Talisker Resources Ltd.

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Talisker Announces $6 Million Private Placement

Toronto, Ontario, July 20, 2022 – Talisker Resources Ltd. (“talisque“or the”Company“) (TSX:TSK | OTCQX:TSKFF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Sprott Capital Partners LP and PI Financial Corp., as co-primary agents on behalf of a syndicate of a or more additional agents (collectively referred to as the “Officers“), in an “at best” private placement financing of up to $6,000,600 (the “Offer“).

The Offering will consist of a combination of (i) up to 18,750,000 shares of the Company (“Units“) at a price of $0.16 per unit (the “Issue price“) for gross proceeds of up to $3,000,000, and (ii) up to 16,670,000 common shares of the Company issued on a flow-through basis (“FT-Shares“) at a price of $0.18 per FT share for gross proceeds of up to $3,000,600. The FT Units and Shares are collectively referred to as “Titles offered“.

Each Unit will consist of one ordinary share of the Company (a “Ordinary share“) and one common share purchase warrant (a “To guarantee“). Each warrant will entitle its holder to purchase one common share at an exercise price of $0.24 for a period of 2.5 years (30 months) from the date of issue. shares of FT shall be qualified as “flow-through shares” within the meaning of the income tax law (Canada) (the “tax law“).

The Company has granted the Agents a put option of up to an additional 15% of the Offering, exercisable in whole or in part, at any time up to three business days prior to the closing of the Offering.

An amount equal to the gross proceeds from the sale of the FT shares will be used by the Company to incur qualifying “Canadian exploration expenditures” which will qualify as “flow-through mining expenditures” (as such terms are defined in the Act). tax) (the “Eligible expenses“) related to the Company’s projects in Canada. The Company will waive Qualifying Expenses in favor of subscribers of FT Shares as of December 31, 2022. The net proceeds from the sale of the Units will be used by the Company for working capital and general business objectives.

The offering is expected to close on or about August 11, 2022 and is subject to a number of closing conditions, including, but not limited to, obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Securities issued under the Offering will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of issue in accordance with applicable securities laws.

In consideration for their services, the Company has agreed to pay the Agents a cash commission equal to 6.0% of the gross proceeds of the Offering and to issue non-transferable warrants to the Agents (“Indemnification mandates“) equal to 6.0% of the aggregate number of Offered Securities issued under the Offering. The Compensation Warrants will be exercisable into Common Shares at a price per Compensation Warrant equal to the issue price for a period of 2.5 years (30 months) from the closing of the Offer.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities in the United States. The Securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Law“) or any state securities law and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to United States persons unless registered under United States securities law and applicable state securities laws securities or an exemption from such registration.

For more information, please contact:

Terry Harbort

Matt Filgate

President and CEO

Vice President, Corporate Development

terry.harbort@taliskerresources.com

matt.filgate@taliskerresources.com

+1 416 361 2808

+1 778 679 3579

About Talisker Resources Ltd.

Talisker (taliskerresources.com) is a junior resource company involved in the exploration of gold projects in British Columbia, Canada. Talisker’s projects include two advanced-stage projects, the Bralorne Gold Complex and the Ladner Gold Project, both advanced-stage projects with significant exploration potential from historic high-grade gold mines, as well as its Spences Bridge project, where the company owns approximately 85% of the emerging Spences Bridge gold belt and several other early-stage Greenfields projects. With properties comprising 304,931 hectares spread over 500 claims, three leases and 197 Crown claims, Talisker is a dominant exploration player in south-central British Columbia.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information. These statements relate to future events or future performance. Use of any of the words “could”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “will”, “plan”, “estimate” and similar expressions and statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking information and are based on Talisker’s current beliefs or assumptions as to the outcome and timing of such future events. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking information relating to, among other things, the Offering, including total proceeds, use of proceeds and proposed closing date. Various assumptions or factors are generally applied in drawing conclusions or making the forecasts or projections set forth in forward-looking information. These assumptions and factors are based on information currently available to Talisker. Although these statements are based on Talisker’s management’s reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that the conclusions or predictions will prove to be correct.

Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. These factors include the risks inherent in the exploration and development of mineral deposits, including risks associated with changes in project parameters as plans continue to be redefined, risks associated with changes in grade or recovery, risks related to changes in mineral prices and global demand for and supply of minerals, risks related to increased competition and current global financial conditions, access and supply risks, dependence on with respect to key personnel, operational risks, regulatory risks, including risks relating to the acquisition of necessary licenses and permits, financing, capitalization and liquidity risks, title and environmental risks and risks relating to the failure to receive all required shareholder and regulatory approvals.

The forward-looking information contained in this release is made as of the date hereof, and Talisker undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. except as required by securities laws. Due to the risks, uncertainties and assumptions contained herein, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The foregoing statements expressly qualify any forward-looking information contained herein.

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The future of work and the great realignment https://monbestof.com/the-future-of-work-and-the-great-realignment/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 05:09:31 +0000 https://monbestof.com/the-future-of-work-and-the-great-realignment/

We find ourselves at an interesting moment, the moment between economic peak and trough or maybe not at all. We are still seeing high employment, job growth and inflation – it sounds like economic limbo and impending realignment. The question is how best to prepare for the unknown?

Before getting into tech, I spent 15 years working in politics. A lot of my work revolved around campaigns and encouraging people to vote. A key precept in campaigning is to make sure your grassroots supporters show up. In business, your base is your top customers and the products your customers know you for.

Basic is everything

When I was in business school, we learned about competitive advantage versus absolute advantage. Basically, there are things you could be pretty good at and there are areas where you are absolutely the best. Far too often, companies spend energy on less important areas when they should be focusing on their strengths. The pursuit of competitive advantages instead of absolute advantages can often spread resources too thinly.

In times of uncertainty, focus on what you do well and derive greater efficiency from those absolute advantages. The key word is to leverage strengths and these strengths can be applied to a number of dimensions such as a product, a process or even people.

For your product, improve it, make it indispensable and focus on growing market share. You can still aim for moonshots and bets, but don’t lose sight of your core offering, because your core customers certainly aren’t.

Efficiency Consistency

In times of uncertainty, control what you can control. A crisis is only a moment in time and what endures is how organizations respond. Now is the time to extract efficiencies – processes can always be improved and organizations should always actively examine processes to find ways to achieve better results. Maybe it’s the onboarding, the IT ticketing system, the performance management process, or renegotiating a lease – they’re all worth investigating.

Use this time to centralize efforts to achieve greater economies of scale, break down siled workflows, encourage more cross-functional work, review staffing and ensure roles are not unintentionally redundant, then audit efforts to make sure the business is consistent. moving in the right direction.

It is important to ensure that you have staff in the right areas and if not, reassignment of staff to projects or roles may be required to align talent to the task.

Real talk required

Being candid, especially in times of uncertainty, is essential. First of all, honesty is a form of respect and trust – this is also a component of professional courtesy. Second, when leaders or colleagues are intentionally enigmatic, it can sow the seeds of mistrust.

I leaned into more real discussions and shared my respectful and unvarnished opinion. My goal is to model the benefits that direct communication can provide and ideally others will mirror the behavior so that we can help remove the veneer of flatness.

Double or Diversify

It’s a fine line to try to take the right approach, but it’s important to understand what best serves your business, your employees, and your customers. The movement towards diversification shouldn’t be driven by distress, it should be data-driven with the goal of adding value and serving your heart. If an organization can’t prove it in the data, it might be time to redirect those resources to core offerings.

Change is hard

Whether it’s a small or a big change, change can be difficult for many. Change can feel uncertain and unsettling – this is where change management comes in. Organizations need to engage people and recognize that everyone may be in a different place of understanding, so be transparent and timely in sharing updates. up to date. When an organization’s communications are unclear, people can create an uninformed narrative due to a lack of information.

For a change at this level, we may be looking at a once-in-a-generation change. realignment. This change requires holistic change and it cannot be piecemeal if the goal is to do it well. This not only requires changing the tools for collaboration and communication, but also how we work, where we work and when we work. This realignment is the future of work.

The past few years have seen new and emerging trends, products and industries as exciting, but now stability is the new sexy. Predictability should be the goal, consistency and a strong core to emerge stronger from the great realignment.

The opinions expressed here by Inc.com columnists are their own, not those of Inc.com.

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UK missed opportunities to prepare for future pandemics, says former vaccine czar | Vaccines and immunization https://monbestof.com/uk-missed-opportunities-to-prepare-for-future-pandemics-says-former-vaccine-czar-vaccines-and-immunization/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 12:28:00 +0000 https://monbestof.com/uk-missed-opportunities-to-prepare-for-future-pandemics-says-former-vaccine-czar-vaccines-and-immunization/

Opportunities have been missed to prepare the UK for future pandemics, the former vaccine czar has said.

Dame Kate Bingham, managing partner of venture capital firm SV Health Investors, played a crucial role in the UK’s efforts to vaccinate the population against Covid. As head of the UK Vaccine Task Force between May and December 2020, she led a team that persuaded the government to back a large portfolio of potential shots, securing millions of doses.

Speaking to the Guardian on the anniversary of the lifting of legal Covid restrictions, Bingham hailed the government’s swift decision-making while she led the task force, as well as Boris Johnson’s willingness to invest money in vaccines from the start.

But she said there had been missed opportunities since – including failing to bring science and business expertise to the government, and not pursuing the establishment of bulk antibody manufacturing capabilities in the UK.

Antibodies are proteins that are produced in the body to fight an infection. Although their production can be triggered by vaccination, this is not always the case for immunocompromised people. As a result, one way to protect people with weakened immune systems is to give them lab-made antibodies.

Among the therapies that rely on such manufacturing is Evusheld, AstraZeneca’s combination of two long-acting antibodies that helps prevent Covid infections in immunocompromised people who cannot be vaccinated. Despite being approved for use by the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency, the UK, which has around 500,000 immunocompromised people, has yet to place an order for the therapy.

The Vaccine Task Force’s 2020 Achievements and Future Strategy Report cited the ability to manufacture antibodies in bulk as essential for future pandemic preparedness.

Bingham said that to have bulk manufacturing of antibodies, it was necessary to have bioprocessors with a capacity of up to 20,000 liters, noting that these processors could also be used for other biologics, including vaccines, and would allow the UK to export.

“We are far from that [capacity]. So all of our biological therapeutic products are all imported,” she said, adding that the reason for the situation is simple. “Just the government’s lack of appetite,” she said.

Bingham also suggested that lessons had not been learned about the need for science and business expertise in government, noting that a recent advertisement for the new head of the Covid-19 vaccination unit within the ‘UK Health Safety Agency did not mention industry experience, scientific training or experience in the discovery, development, manufacture or regulation of medicines.

“It just speaks to some sort of ability to manage. So I think that tells me that the civil service is going back to plan A, which is to have it in control again,” Bingham said.

“[That is] why the vaccine task force was created in the first place, because they didn’t have those skills.

Bingham added that she would not return to her old role, if asked, in the event of a new pandemic.

“The answer is no, because they should have recruited someone internally to handle it,” she said. “They shouldn’t be scrambling for people from outside to come in and help.”

Perhaps best known for her role in securing an array of Covid vaccines for the UK, Bingham said it was a surprise that so many vaccines had proven effective.

“We absolutely expected a high failure rate,” she said. “When I started in May 2020 [the experts] said they believed there was a 15% chance that any vaccine at the clinic would be successful. And less than 10%, for any vaccine that had not yet entered the clinic.

Ultimately, the task force chose to support seven vaccines based on a range of technologies, six of which have been approved for use by the UK’s MHRA.

“The reason it was so good initially was that we started working with NHS teams in July 2020,” Bingham said. “So even though we didn’t know exactly which vaccines were going to work, or which ones would be first – or something like that – we knew that adeno[virus] and mRNA [vaccines] were probably the favorites. So we could say [the NHS] while there would be one that needed super cool freezers, and one that wouldn’t be so bad [in terms of storage demands].”

But Bingham said she was surprised that, despite being approved for use, the Novavax jab has not been made available in the UK.

Unlike other Covid vaccines, the Novavax jab is a protein subunit vaccine – an older type of technology that has been used for vaccines against many other diseases, including hepatitis B. This gave rise to the hope it would be embraced by many who are unvaccinated because of concerns about vaccines based on more modern technology.

Bingham also raised the need for new Covid vaccines: while current vaccines offer good protection against serious consequences, they offer much less protection against infection – a concern given the impact of the long Covid, among others factors.

With some data suggesting Omicron-specific vaccines offer little benefit over current shots, Bingham said there was a need for those tackling multiple variants, adding that it was also important to s move away from needle-based vaccines due to cost. “Whether it’s patches, sprays, pills, implants, whatever it is, I think we have to go for it,” she said.

But while the UK’s vaccination program is widely seen as a success, the global situation has sparked outcry, with many countries, particularly in the global south, struggling to access shots.

According to the Vaccines Task Force’s 2020 report, one of the task force’s aims was to “plan for the international distribution of vaccines so that the benefits of UK leadership and investment in this area can be widely shared”.

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While Bingham said global vaccine distribution has not gone well, she defended the work of the task force.

“These are political decisions,” she said. “It was obviously after my time anyway, but all we could do was make sure that if we had any surpluses we would get them shipped.”

Bingham added that the UK had tried to help other countries by offering fill-and-finish services and sharing contacts, while UK data was allegedly used for Covid vaccine registration. in the world.

“The fact that we were obviously looking to acquire vaccines for the UK was not that we were trying to do it and stop others from doing it,” she said.

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