‘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”

Stocks To Profit On The Lingering Death Of Cable

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ValueWalk

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”

Diving after a 50-year-old mystery: Was helicopter wreckage found off San Diego the famed Helo 66?

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — Deep-sea divers Brett Eldridge and Tyler Stalter enjoy exploring the wrecks of ships and airplanes deposited by destiny on the ocean floor — sunk by stormy weather, shredded by war, mugged by mechanical mishap. They also share a passion for undiscovered historical hulks, those vessels lost to time and shifting sands. They know the waters off Southern California are home to dozens of them. So they pore over sonar maps and video footage taken by remote controlled submersibles for signs of ghostly ruins, and then dive to see what’s there. Last year, about four miles off Pacific Beach,… Read More “Diving after a 50-year-old mystery: Was helicopter wreckage found off San Diego the famed Helo 66?”

Wack 100 Claims He Has a Never-Before-Seen Kim Kardashian and Ray J Sex Tape, Offers It to Kanye West

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XXL Mag

Wack 100 is no stranger to saying things that make people raise their eyebrows. Now, the hip-hop manager is claiming to be in possession of a never-before-seen Kim Kardashian and Ray J sex tape. Wack made the revelation during a recent interview with Bootleg Kev that aired on Thursday (Sept. 16). “All I know is this, Kanye West, holla at me, bro,” Wack said. “We got part two on the laptop, ain’t never been seen. We’d love for you to have it. It would be a great personal private NFT.” As far as the contents of the tape, Wack revealed it is “graphic and better than the first one,” referring to t… Read More “Wack 100 Claims He Has a Never-Before-Seen Kim Kardashian and Ray J Sex Tape, Offers It to Kanye West”

Thaicom ready to navigate new frontiers

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The Bangkok Post

Despite a 30-year satellite operating concession ending on Sept 10, SET-listed Thaicom is still optimistic about the future, indicating the space economy offers a myriad of business opportunities. The company is considering a synergy of its core value assets and partnerships to provide space-air-ground smart solutions. “The expiry of the concession is not a disruption for us. The satellite business has been disrupted by innovation for decades,” Thaicom chief executive Anant Kaewruamvongs told the Bangkok Post. The expiry of Thaicom’s concession draws the curtain on the concession regime in the… Read More “Thaicom ready to navigate new frontiers”

Impressions of a Poll Worker in California’s Recall Election

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San Diego Jewish World

By Sandi Masori Sandi Masori SAN DIEGO — While I was growing up, my family was always involved in politics in one way or another. My dad was a political reporter when I was really little and later served as the press secretary for San Diego’s acting mayor Bill Cleator. So I’ve always felt the excitement of elections and the democratic process. Last year I applied to work the polls for the 2020 presidential elections, but I was not called. I did get to work during the recent recall election, which Gov. Gavin Newsom survived by nearly a 2-1 margin. Now, with the High Holy Days behind us, let me … Read More “Impressions of a Poll Worker in California’s Recall Election”

The trade-off: Freedom and authority

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The Bangkok Post

Freedom is a funny thing. In excess, it leads to complacency and devaluation. In scarcity, it brings about urgency and desperation. Put this way, nowhere is freedom more taxed and toyed with than in the United States of America, a country that has so much going for it and yet is so conflicted within. When the most powerful nation on earth cannot make the most of so much freedom, its rival and the second-strongest state in the World — namely China — stands to gain by offering less freedom and more authority with order and stability. The current case in point between the US and China’s contrasti… Read More “The trade-off: Freedom and authority”

Interview: Being in Hong Kong inspires me creatively, says singer-songwriter-producer Cehryl

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Hong Kong Free Press

Multi-talented singer-songwriter-producer Cehryl is set to appear with a full band at Clockenflap’s day-long mini-festival in the heart of the city this Saturday. The Hong Kong-born singer holds a unique place in the local music scene with her dreamy, reflective, genre-bending beats. The 25-year-old moved back home in 2019 after studying music and performing in the US. Following the recent release of her album Time Machine, HKFP catches up with Cehryl about performing in the Covid era, and whether Hong Kong is still a hospitable place for young creatives. Your tours were halted due to Covid – … Read More “Interview: Being in Hong Kong inspires me creatively, says singer-songwriter-producer Cehryl”

Model Elsa Hosk Reported For Sharing ‘Child Pornography,’ New Mom Defends Posting Nude Photo With Baby Girl

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Radar Online

Elsa Hosk has just come out in fierce defense of herself and a photo she posted of her baby girl that one Instagram user reported for what they felt was “child pornography.” On Tuesday, the 32-year-old Swedish model – a former Victoria’s Secret Angel who’s worked with Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Guess, and more – shared three pictures of her and her infant, both nude. In the first image, Hosk was seen standing at a large window inside a hotel room, facing a beautiful cityscape while holding 7-month-old Tuulikki Joan Daly in her left arm. The next image showed the mother-daughter duo sitting on the … Read More “Model Elsa Hosk Reported For Sharing ‘Child Pornography,’ New Mom Defends Posting Nude Photo With Baby Girl”