Texas church’s unauthorized production of ‘Hamilton’ ends with sermon comparing gay people to drug addicts: report

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Raw Story

By Matthew Chapman On Monday, the San Antonio Express-News reported that a South Texas church is putting on an unauthorized knockoff production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” — complete with added-in religious proselytizing and attacks on LGBTQ people. “The ‘Hamilton’ team in New York also says it did not give a license or permission to the Door McAllen church in McAllen, Tex., to stage the performance, thus making the show an illegal reproduction,” reported Timothy Bella. “The version of ‘Hamilton’ produced by the Door McAllen and RGV Productions that was perfor… Read More “Texas church’s unauthorized production of ‘Hamilton’ ends with sermon comparing gay people to drug addicts: report”

10 Ways To Overcome Ageism While Job Hunting During Retirement

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ValueWalk

Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Find A Qualified Financial AdvisorFinding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now. This type of discrimination involves treating an applicant less favorably because of their age. The Age Discrimination in Emp… Read More “10 Ways To Overcome Ageism While Job Hunting During Retirement”

Look: Gary Player Shares Troubling Memorabilia News

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The Spun

By Daniel Bates Nine-time major winner and golf legend Gary Player released a statement Monday claiming that several pieces of memorabilia put up for action by his son are actually of possessions of his that he’s trying to get back. The 86-year-old addressed that these pieces are a part of his legacy and that he has not made any of those items available for sale. I would like to draw the public’s attention to the fact that several trophies and other pieces of memorabilia that form part of my legacy have been put up for auction by my son and ex-manager, Marc. These items belong to me and I have… Read More “Look: Gary Player Shares Troubling Memorabilia News”

Pop music and ‘Grease’ star Olivia Newton-John dead at age 73

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Reuters UK

By Bill Trott -Singer Olivia Newton-John, who soared to the top of the World’s pop music charts in the 1970s and 1980s with such tunes as “I Honestly Love You” and “Physical” and starred in the hit movie musical “Grease,” died on Monday at age 73 at her home in Southern California. The death of the British-born, Australian-raised performer was announced on her Instagram account, saying she “passed away peacefully” at her ranch home “surrounded by family and friends.” Newton-John, a four-time Grammy winner, had disclosed in 2017 that a recurrence of breast cancer had metastasized and spread to … Read More “Pop music and ‘Grease’ star Olivia Newton-John dead at age 73”

‘He’s too creepy’: Meta’s new AI chatbot shares its all too honest opinion of Mark Zuckerberg

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Euronews (English)

Meta’s artificial intelligence (AI) research lab has released its latest chatbot prototype to the World for people to talk to – cueing a series of questions from users asking for its opinion of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The new AI chatbot, called BlenderBot 3, can be accessed via the Internet by users in the United States. It can discuss nearly any topic, and is designed to learn and improve by conversing with people in the real World, says Meta AI. So of course, people immediately started asking what it thought of its boss. BuzzFeed data scientist Max Woolf asked BlenderBot 3, “How do you fee… Read More “‘He’s too creepy’: Meta’s new AI chatbot shares its all too honest opinion of Mark Zuckerberg”

Mistakes to Avoid When Moving Your Contact Center to the Cloud

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CIO

The contact center has traditionally operated through on-premises servers and software, but shifting it to the cloud can help CIOs improve the customer journey. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based contact center-as-a-service (CCaaS) options now give enterprises more confidence that they can better deliver high-quality customer experiences. However, there are potential challenges around moving contact center services, especially if the business has spent years cultivating good relationships with its customers. For many organizations, even a 1% drop in the performance of an … Read More “Mistakes to Avoid When Moving Your Contact Center to the Cloud”

Travel Industry Revitalized by Seamless, Secure Payment Options

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CIO

The last thing consumers need when they’re hundreds or thousands of miles away from home is to be the victim of payment fraud. With a travel resurgence already well under way, it’s essential for industry organizations to ensure they are offering consumers payment options that are not just convenient, but that also reduce risk and instill confidence with every transaction. Fortunately, innovative and secure digital payment technologies embraced by the travel industry have made it easy for individuals to safely pay for goods and services — no matter where they are in the World. These payment opt… Read More “Travel Industry Revitalized by Seamless, Secure Payment Options”

Smart Factories

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The Bangkok Post

Time to go smart: entering a new industrial era Elevating Industries Post-Covid Momentum is building towards transitioning to a Bio-Circular Green (BCG) economy, with the country seeing an important shift with an increase in smart factories involving the upscaling of technology to industrial production. The challenges of COVID, rebounding from the pandemic, and remaining competitive in the region and global economy require a strong focus on improving productivity. However, one of the key sectors benefiting from the digitalisation of factories and facilities is manufacturing, one of the main dr… Read More “Smart Factories”

Cloud PC preps Grant Thornton for hybrid future

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CIO

Enterprises that pushed in early to the cloud fared far better than their competition, Grant Thornton chief among them. The UK-based accounting and tax consulting firm was one of few accountants in the UK that weathered the 2020 tax season without a hitch, thanks to its early bet on SaaS, Microsoft Azure, and software-defined networking. So says Greg Swift, CIO of Grant Thornton, whose 5,000 employees switched to remote work seamlessly using the company’s core auditing applications on standard Windows corporate PCs as well as SharePoint and Teams online services on Azure during the sudden offi… Read More “Cloud PC preps Grant Thornton for hybrid future”

Brussels defends its online child sexual abuse law as ‘legally solid’ following privacy criticism

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Euronews (English)

The European Commissioner for Home Affairs on Sunday defended her proposal to clamp down on child sexual abuse online as “well-reasoned” and “legally solid” following criticism from data protection watchdogs. The Commission unveiled its Better Internet for Kids strategy in May. The plan would require social media platforms or communication providers to pro-actively look for Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) shared online and to automatically share it with national authorities and a new EU expertise centre. Tech companies would also be forced to monitor encrypted content, which many experts im… Read More “Brussels defends its online child sexual abuse law as ‘legally solid’ following privacy criticism”