Woody Guthrie — who despised Trump’s dad — gets statue in his presidential sculpture garden of ‘heroes’
Woody Guthrie is on a list of American icons who will have statues built in their honor on President Donald Trump’s orders — even though the late folk music legend wrote a seething song decades ago about the Trump family’s allegedly racist business practices in New York City. The Guthrie statue will be among more than 100 sculptures constructed as part of a “National Garden of American Heroes,” according to a Monday statement from Trump, who first ordered the project in July. “Each individual has been chosen for embodying the American spirit of daring and defiance, excellence and adventure, co...
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Trump-touted plasma therapy shows no benefit against virus, researchers sayA large, national study in the U.K. examining convalescent plasma as a therapy for COVID-19 was ended after a finding that the treatment touted by U.S. President Donald Trump doesn’t work. The University of Oxford research was part of a clinical trial named Recovery that’s investigating different COVID-19 treatments. The only arm of the study stopped was one probing the effectiveness of a therapy using plasma from people who have recovered from the virus. A monitoring board said on Thursday there was no point in continu...
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Liam Hendriks was the top free-agent reliever on the market. With the closer reportedly signed, here’s how the Chicago White Sox bullpen could shape up.
Liam Hendriks began his big-league career as a starter but has become one of the game’s best closers. The Chicago White Sox reportedly signed Hendriks late Monday to a three-year deal, with a team option for a fourth season, for $54 million guaranteed. The right-hander was the top free agent reliever on the market. He won the American League Reliever of the Year Award in 2020 while pitching for the Oakland Athletics. “What that does, if you have a legitimate closer, it helps you set up the rest of the bullpen and it also has an effect on your opponents knowing that the game has gotten short,” ...
Carnival Corp. CEO says company has enough cash to endure 12 more cruise-less months
Carnival Corporation has enough cash to survive a cruise-less 2021, CEO Arnold Donald told investors Monday. The company reported a net loss of $2.2 billion during the final quarter of 2020 but ended the year with $9.5 billion in liquidity, enough to endure at least 12 more months without cruises, Donald said. To tighten supply, the company has divested of 15 ships from its pre-pandemic fleet of 105, and plans to bid farewell to four more in the coming weeks. "I'm glad to put 2020 behind us," Donald said. "It proved to be a true testament to the resilience of our company." The company has retu...
Why You Should Consider a Digital Transformation for Your Company in 2021
As with every new year, it’s important to formulate, plan, and set your business goals. Have you considered how revamping your software solutions could help you achieve those goals? Here are just a few of the reasons to consider a digital transformation for your business in 2021. [REIT] Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more 5 Reason To Consider A Digital Transformation In 2021Keeping Up With YourselfYour goals most likely include some form of growth—more customers, more accounts, more revenue, new service lines or products. The systems you currently have in place might be able to ha...
Qualcomm's battle-tested CEO Steve Mollenkopf to step down; President Cristiano Amon taking over
Qualcomm Chief Executive Steve Mollenkopf, who guided the San Diego wireless technology firm through a tumultuous five-year stretch of legal attacks on its business model, layoffs and a failed hostile takeover attempt, announced Tuesday he will retire at the end of June. Mollenkopf, 52, will be replaced by Qualcomm's second- in-command — President Cristiano Amon. Since joining Qualcomm in 1995, Amon led the company's efforts to expand its footprint with Chinese smartphone makers and spearheaded its work on 5G wireless technologies. The executive transition comes as Qualcomm has largely put its...
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In latest management shakeup, Ford announces new US, Canada sales lead
Ford Motor Co. on Monday announced a new sales leader for the United States and Canada, the latest in a string of management shakeups under new CEO Jim Farley. Andrew Frick, a 25-year company veteran who most recently served as director of U.S. sales, became vice president of sales for the U.S. and Canada effective Monday. He replaces Mark LaNeve, who the company said had "elected to depart Ford ... in order to pursue the next chapter of his professional life." The move follows numerous other leadership changeovers the Blue Oval has announced since Farley became CEO in October. The company pre...
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Chicago Blackhawks won’t follow the Cleveland Indians’ lead and change their nickname, new CEO says
It was only matter of time before the issue of the Chicago Blackhawks’ nickname and their Indian head logo resurfaced as a point of contention. When Washington’s NFL team announced in July that they were dropping the “Redskins” nickname, the Hawks issued a statement saying they weren’t changing theirs, the namesake of Sauk and Fox Nation war leader Black Hawk. On Sunday, the Cleveland Indians confirmed they would be removing “Indians” after next season, becoming the latest professional sports team with a Native American-themed nickname to have a change of heart about a long-held mascot. That n...
Padres chairman Ron Fowler steps down; Peter Seidler to take over
The man who has guided the Padres through a transition from perennial loser to playoff team no longer will be in charge of the franchise’s day-to-day operation.Ron Fowler is stepping down as Padres executive chairman and will be replaced by General Partner Peter Seidler.Major League Baseball team owners approved Seidler as the team’s control person in a vote Wednesday morning. The team and MLB announced the move early Wednesday afternoon.“I have had the privilege to lead the Padres and to participate at the highest level of Major League Baseball over the last eight years; however, it’s time to...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Atrium aims to be 'early site' distributor of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, CEO says
One day after Pfizer and partner company BioNTech announced a vaccine candidate that was more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in study participants, Atrium Health’s CEO said the Charlotte hospital system would be ready to be an “early site” chosen to help with distribution of that vaccine.The Pfizer vaccine needs to be kept at low temperatures — between minus 70 to minus 80 degrees Celsius. So Atrium has already purchased refrigeration units that could hold up to 300,000 doses of the vaccine, CEO Gene Woods said at a meeting of Atrium’s Board of Commissioners Tuesday.Because of those...
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