‘The status quo is unacceptable’: Activist investor targets Build-A-Bear, Goedeker’s

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — David Kanen sent two letters to St. Louis companies on a recent Thursday, and neither was very friendly. The Florida-based investor told appliance retailer Goedeker’s that more than half its board needs to go. The other letter hammered Build-A-Bear for lackluster revenues, declared its CEO overpaid, and suggested board members were asleep at the wheel. Kanen also listed a number of opportunities he said Build-A-Bear had missed that executives needed to seize. “The status quo is unacceptable,” Kanen told the teddy bear seller. And just like that, the two companies were put on notice… Read More “‘The status quo is unacceptable’: Activist investor targets Build-A-Bear, Goedeker’s”

‘Ex-spy chief’ and the MACC

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Malaysiakini (English)

Good morning, here’s what you need to know today. __Key Highlights __ ‘Ex-spy chief’ and the MACC Senior minister flexes on speaker Shafee and RM9.5 million __’Ex-spy chief’ and the MACC__The story of Hasanah Abdul Hamid, described as the country’s “spy chief” during Najib Abdul Razak’s tenure as the prime minister, has been an enigmatic one. Her position was little known until the collapse of the BN government and her subsequent arrest for allegedly clearing out US$12.1 million before the new government came in. She had also controversially written to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ur… Read More “‘Ex-spy chief’ and the MACC”

Andy Reid says Chiefs are ‘going back to drawing board’ to address defensive woes

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The Kansas City Star

The final stats from the Chiefs’ 36-35 loss to the Ravens on Sunday showed some ugly numbers for the Kansas City defense. Baltimore ran for 251 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per carry. It might be too early to call it a trend, but through two games, the Chiefs rushing defense ranks last in the NFL in yards allowed (404), yards per attempt (6.0) and rushing touchdowns allowed (seven). The Chiefs ranked 27th in scoring defense and 32nd in total defense following Sunday’s games. But Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday he believes the defense will improve. “When two good teams play each other these mi… Read More “Andy Reid says Chiefs are ‘going back to drawing board’ to address defensive woes”

Biden administration doubles US refugee admissions

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The Bangkok Post

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration announced Monday that it would double the number of refugees it will accept in the coming fiscal year to 125,000, amid rising pressure from people fleeing Afghanistan and other countries. President Joe Biden has reversed a trend begun by predecessor Donald Trump to push down the number of refugees accepted each year to a few thousand. Trump set the official cap for the current fiscal year, ending on September 30, at just 15,000, and actually admitted far less than that. Biden overrode that number after he came into office, pushing it back up to 62,500. For… Read More “Biden administration doubles US refugee admissions”

Stocks To Profit On The Lingering Death Of Cable

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When it comes to stocks, it pays to play the long game, because the headlines might give you an incorrect idea about the future of a particular industry. Take the entertainment industry, for example. In recent weeks we’ve heard decidedly mixed messages – on one hand, the squabble over Chinese telecom firms listing on the NYSE seems to have spooked investors; on the other, there have certainly been some entertainment stocks that benefited from the pandemic. Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Take a broader view, however, and you’ll see that there are some seismic shifts that will … Read More “Stocks To Profit On The Lingering Death Of Cable”

Mac Engel: NFL alums convene in Fort Worth to lobby for COVID shots over advice of Nicki Minaj

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

FORT WORTH, Texas — As rapper Nicki Minaj tweets her “medical expertise” against the COVID vaccine, former NFL players came to downtown Fort Worth Saturday in an effort to support the global effort to get the shot. As Black Americans, they all get it. They are all acutely aware of the history — and the well-documented horrors — between America’s medical professionals and many members of the Black community. They are all aware of the trepidation, fears, paranoia and concerns that many of their own family members, friends and loved ones have expressed about this new vaccine. And as the number of… Read More “Mac Engel: NFL alums convene in Fort Worth to lobby for COVID shots over advice of Nicki Minaj”

Elephant welfare laws may be hurting Sri Lanka’s popular pachyderms

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Sri Lanka’s elephants are wildly popular, whether clad in bright garments for cultural pageants or roaming in wildlife parks. The government is struggling to protect pachyderms in the wild, while maintaining their starring role in religious events. Meanwhile, as the number of human-animal conflicts grows, officials have introduced tougher regulations to protect elephants. However, while Sri Lanka’s elephant population is estimated at some 6,000, the new regulations mainly apply to 100 domesticated elephants held by Buddhist temples, wealthy businessmen and politicians for whom they are a statu… Read More “Elephant welfare laws may be hurting Sri Lanka’s popular pachyderms”

Sunflowers and weeds: Cooking from your own backyard

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Outdoorsman and writer Euell Gibbons famously said that the naturally sweet flavor of Grape-Nuts cereal “reminds me of wild hickory nuts.” The implication, of course, is that he had eaten wild hickory nuts and that, by extension, you almost certainly hadn’t. Which is true, at least in my case. Gibbons’ whole schtick was that he went around eating nuts and berries and God knows what else that most of us would never even think of eating, and that they were nutritious and delicious — even if they didn’t remind him of popular breakfast cereals. That would be funny, though. “This lichen reminds me … Read More “Sunflowers and weeds: Cooking from your own backyard”

Ask KHN-PolitiFact: Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough to Face the Delta Variant?

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Kaiser Health News

In recent months, some European airlines have banned the use of cloth face coverings to control the spread of the coronavirus during air travel, instead favoring surgical masks — sometimes referred to as medical or disposable — and N95 respirators. It’s another salvo in the debate over the effectiveness of the ubiquitous cloth mask, which sprang into fashion when surgical masks and N95s were harder to find in the pandemic’s early days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still promotes cloth face coverings in its guidance about masks. And masks remain a critical mitigation tool beca… Read More “Ask KHN-PolitiFact: Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough to Face the Delta Variant?”

Encom selects Challengermode as platform for Esports City League

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Esports Insider

Spanish event organiser and DreamHack Spain license holder Encom has selected esports tournament platform Challengermode for the Esports City League. As a result, the platform will be used to host a range of tournaments across multiple titles including CS:GO and Clash Royale. RELATED: Challengermode joins forces with Super Girl Gamer Series The Esports City Leauge aims to connect gaming communities from ten cities that will be decided by the number of registrations it receives. The inaugural season of the competition begins in January 2022. Arturo Castelló, CEO of Encom, spoke on the collabora… Read More “Encom selects Challengermode as platform for Esports City League”