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How Do You Run Choir Practice For 300 Kids Via Zoom? Like This

“Since March 16, the [Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale’s] four ensembles have been hosting nine Zoom rehearsals every week, while its sister organization, Philadelphia Girls Choir, is running roughly 14 among its four ensembles.” Reporter Cassie Owens watches a rehearsal and talks to director Jeffrey Smith about how he pulls it off. – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tags: Art, Music, Jeffrey Smith, Philadelphia Boys Choir, 03.26.20, Philadelphia Girls Choir, Cassie Owens

Newly Obtained Emails Shed Light On U.S. Aid Delay To Ukraine

NPR's Noel King talks to R. Jeffrey Smith of the Center for Public Integrity, which filed the Freedom of Information Act request regarding details about the aid delay to Ukraine.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Npr, Jeffrey Smith, Center for Public Integrity, Noel King

A few thoughts about the Title VII oral arguments

The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday morning in three cases concerning whether the provision in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 making it unlawful for a covered employer to “discriminate against” an employee “because of such individual’s . . . sex” prohibits such an employer from firing an employee because he’s a gay man or because she's a transgender woman.  Here's the transcript of argument in Nos. 17-1618 and 17-1623, Bostock v. Clayton County and Altitude Express, Inc....
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Congress, Court, United States, Branding, Mike, Phillips, Scalia, Stephens, EEOC, David Cole, Ginsburg, Jeffrey Smith, Alito, Kavanaugh

Papa John’s stops bleeding as sales fall less under new chairman

Papa John’s International Inc.’s sales topped analyst estimates, indicating the pizza seller is getting its mojo back under new management. The stock rose in extended trading. Comparable sales in North America fell 6.9 percent last quarter, beating projections for a 7.3 percent fall and slowing the recent pace of declines. The results are the first under new chairman Jeffrey Smith. Key insights The chain is pushing to bolster its advertising, and in March brought in a new global marketing...
Tags: Advertising, Nba, John, North America, Jeffrey Smith, Shaquille O'Neal, Starboard Value, Steve Ritchie, John Schnatter, Papa John 's International Inc, Subway Restaurants Papa John, Smith Starboard

How to Start a Vending Machine Business

The vending machine industry brings in more than $6 billion annually. Though revenues have declined a bit in recent years, there are some industry trends and interesting niches that could make it an appealing opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs. On April 24-26, NAMA (National Automatic Merchandising Association) will host its annual trade show in Las Vegas. More than 5,000 operators, vendors, and industry experts will be on hand to discuss the state of the industry and share resources for bu...
Tags: Sales, Startup, Michigan, Las Vegas, Smith, Jeffrey Smith, DepositPhotos, NAMA National Automatic Merchandising Association, All Star Services, Vending Machine Business Research the Market Smith

United States: Cleveland Partner Pens Article On Nuances In ERISA Law - Fisher Phillips LLP

Jeffrey Smith is a partner who works with employers on their employee benefits programs, including the employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. He reminds clients that the "E" in ERISA
Tags: News, United States, Jeffrey Smith, Fisher Phillips LLP, Cleveland Partner Pens

Starboard chief Smith steps in at Papa John's

Hedge fund Starboard Value LP has picked up a $200 million stake in Papa John's International Inc and its Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Smith will take over as chairman of the No. 3 pizza chain in the United States, the company said on Monday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Smith, Jeffrey Smith, Starboard Value LP, Papa John s International Inc

Jeff Smith Long Marvell Technology Group: Capitalize For Kids Conference 2018

We're posting up notes from the Capitalize For Kids 2018 investment conference.  Next up is Jeff Smith of Starboard Value who pitched a long of Marvell Technology Group (MRVL).  They added to the position recently and filed. Jeff Smith's Capitalize For Kids Presentation: Long Marvell Technology Group •    Semi co. Acquired Cavium in July 2018•    Half their biz in storage, half in networking•    Both are growing, both are well positioned•    #1, or #2 in almost every key market•    What SB has d...
Tags: Finance, Cavium, Broadcom, Jeffrey Smith, Jeff Smith, Starboard Value, Marvell, FCF, Hedge Fund Portfolios, Marvell Technology Group, Activist Investing, MRVL, Capitalize For Kids, Investment Conference, Long Marvell Technology Group

Sing your heart out as Smule gets bigger with $20m investment

Smule’s founder once said that “music was the original social network” and with major new funding they’re making music more social around the world. Smule started with a humble mission, to draw people in with fun and engaging apps that got them involved with music before they even knew they were doing anything musical. It’s since expanded into a massively popular app with 52 million users around the world every month coming together to sing and make music social again. The company has just rev...
Tags: Social, Music, India, Funding, Investment, App, Application, Smule, Industry News, Karaoke, Jeffrey Smith, Rishi Jaitly, Times Bridge, The Times Group, Time s Group, Tencent Smule

Smule raises $20M, with plans to expand India operations

App maker turned music social network Smule has raised another $20 million. The latest round follows a $54 million raise in May of last year, led by Tencent, intent on helping the company expand Asia operations. This time out, funding is arriving via Times Bridge, the VC wing of India media conglomerate The Times Group. The “strategic investment” comes as Smule pushes to expand its footprint in India, currently the second largest of the app maker’s international markets. Engaging there requi...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Asia, India, Tech, Tencent, Smule, Jeffrey Smith, Times Group, Rishi Jaitly, Times Bridge, The Times Group, Recent Funding, Smule Times Bridge

Capitalize For Kids Investors Conference: 85% Sold Out

The 2018 Capitalize for Kids Investors Conference is only two months away and is now 85% sold out.  The lineup features world-renowned investing minds including Bob Prince, Co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates, David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group, Jeff Ubben of ValueAct Capital, Ed Garden of Trian Fund Management, Jeffrey Smith of Starboard Value, and many more. In total, more than $1.5 million will be raised to build capacity in the youth mental health sector.  The event takes place on October 24...
Tags: Finance, Toronto, David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group, Jeffrey Smith, Jeff Ubben, Capitalize For Kids, Investment Conference, Bob Prince Co CIO of Bridgewater Associates, ValueAct Capital Ed Garden of Trian

Starboard Value's Letter To Newell Brands Shareholders

Jeff Smith's activist investment firm Starboard Value has taken a stake in Newell Brands (NWL).  They've teamed up with former Jarden management players in order to force change at the company.We also highlighted last week that Carl Icahn owns Newell shares as well, though it doesn't look like they've teamed up at this point.Starboard is seeking to replace the board of directors and today released a letter to Newell shareholders.  They write,"While these have been  extremely challenging times fo...
Tags: Finance, NWL, Carl Icahn, Jeffrey Smith, Jeff Smith, Newell, Jarden, Starboard Value, Hedge Fund Portfolios, Activist Investing, Newell Brands, Newell Brands NWL, Newell Brands Shareholders

Intruder held at gunpoint blames rain for break-in

HARTLY, Del. (AP) — A man who broke into a Delaware house and was held at gunpoint says he only broke in to get out of the rain. The News Journal of Wilmington reports 28-year-old Jeffrey Smith was charged Sunday with second-degree burglary and criminal mischief. Court documents say a 29-year-old woman woke up just […]
Tags: News, Court, Ap, Delaware, Wilmington, Jeffrey Smith, News Journal, Nation & World, HARTLY Del

20 Most Popular Vinyl Colors Of 2017 [ DISCOGS ]

Music database and vinyl hub Discogs shares a data-driven list of the 20 Most Collected vinyl color variants released in 2017. Beginning with Radiohead's 3xLP blue opaque variation of the 'OKNOTOK' reissue of 'OK Computer' and counting down to the Father John Misty Sub Pop release 'Pure Comedy' in aluminum and copper variant. _____________________________________________     Discogs Top 20 Most Collected Vinyl Color Variants of 2017 Radiohead ‎– OK Computer OKNOTOK 199...
Tags: Music, Radiohead, David Bowie, Kendrick Lamar, Music Business, Indie Labels, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Discogs, Kevin Morby, Jeffrey Smith, D.I.Y, Retail & Vinyl, Everything Now Sonovox Records Blue Translucent, Me Death Waltz Recording Company Red Black Marbled, Public Relations and Strategic Partnerships

Starboard Value Takes Stake in

Jeff Smith's activist firm Starboard Value has filed a 13D with the SEC regarding shares of (CARS).  Per the filing, Starboard now owns 9.9% of the company with 7.1 million shares.This is a new position for the firm and the filing was made due to activity in late November and early December.  They acquired shares primarily between $24 and $27 from November 22nd through December 18th.The filing notes that Starboard feels that shares are undervalued and represent an attractive investment....
Tags: Finance, Chicago, SEC, Jeffrey Smith, Jeff Smith, Starboard Value, TEGNA Inc, Hedge Fund Portfolios, Activist Investing, Yahoo Finance Cars, Illinois Cars com Inc

Zimbabwe crisis: 'Moment of hope' as Robert Mugabe's iron grip on power evaporates - latest news

Soldiers patrol streets of Harare Explosions rock Zimbabwe capital in early hours of morning Military 'takes over state broadcaster' Army says Mugabe is 'safe and security is guaranteed' Moves come amid rift between Mugabe and military Robert Mugabe profile: Legacy of a ruthless tyrant The military has taken over Zimbabwe, placing President Robert Mugabe under house arrest and detaining senior government officials in what many are expecting to be the beginning of a transition...
Tags: UK, News, China, Singapore, Africa, US, Ap, BBC News, Britain, South Africa, Theresa May, Nelson Mandela, Jacob Zuma, House, Guinea, House Of Commons

Zimbabwe crisis: Army 'secures' Robert Mugabe and takes control of Harare - latest news

Soldiers patrol streets of Harare Explosions rock Zimbabwe capital in early hours of morning Military 'takes over state broadcaster' Army says Mugabe is 'safe and security is guaranteed' Moves come amid rift between Mugabe and military Robert Mugabe profile: Legacy of a ruthless tyrant Zimbabwe's army insisted that President Robert Mugabe is safe as it took over the state broadcaster and arrested a number of senior government officials during a night that saw military ve...
Tags: UK, News, China, Singapore, Africa, US, Ap, BBC News, Britain, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Army, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Zambia, Associated Press

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #83: Jeffrey Smith on Political Change in Gambia

This week’s guest is Jeffrey Smith, executive director of Vanguard Africa, a startup nonprofit that provides campaign advice and public relations support to pro-democracy leaders in Africa. Smith aims to bring the international spotlight to Gambia, which is recovering from … Continue reading →
Tags: Democracy, Africa, Sales, Reform, Smith, Gambia, Advocacy, Jeffrey Smith, Democracy that Delivers podcast, Vanguard Africa

Macy's Real Estate Remains Dramatically Undervalued

Shares of Macy's (NYSE: M) plunged to a new multiyear low last week after CFO Karen Hoguet warned investors that the company's gross margin outlook had deteriorated since the beginning of the year. Macy's now has a market cap of less than $7 billion and an enterprise value of a little more than $12 billion.This rock-bottom valuation seems irrationally low given that Macy's still generates nearly $1 billion of free cash flow annually. It makes even less sense in light of Macy's large portfolio ...
Tags: Finance, Consumer Goods, M, Macy, Macy s, Jeffrey Smith, Adam Levine Weinberg, BAM, Karen Hoguet, 720b5812-510b-11e7-9ff4-0050569d4be0

Music application Smule raises $54 million in Tencent-led round as it eyes IPO: Reuters

(Reuters) — Social media music company Smule has raised $54 million in a financing round led by Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, which it will use to fuel international growth, the company said on Monday. The deal will help San Francisco-based Smule expand its foothold in Asia and puts it on course for an initial public offering that could come as soon as within the next year and a half. Only a third of its users are in North America. “We’ve seen significant growth in Southeast Asi...
Tags: Asia, China, Southeast Asia, San Francisco, Trends, Ed Sheeran, Tencent, North America, Smule, Luke Bryan, Jason Derulo, Reuters, Adams Street Partners, Jeffrey Smith, Tencent Holdings Ltd, VC Deals

Investor Starboard takes several seats on Perrigo board

Activist investor Starboard Value has grabbed several seats on the board of Perrigo, months after saying it would push the drugmaker to its improve operations. Perrigo Co. Plc. said Tuesday that Starboard CEO and Chief Investment Officer Jeffrey Smith will join its board, along with Centrexion Corp. CEO Jeff Kindler and Bradley Alford, an Advent […]
Tags: Business, News, Jeffrey Smith, Perrigo, Perrigo Co Plc

Gambia Voted To Oust Its Dictator, But He Isn't Going Quietly

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Tags: News, Supreme Court, Nigeria, Senegal, Gambia, Huffington Post, Nick Robins Early, Central Africa, Barrow, Jammeh, Yahya Jammeh, Jeffrey Smith, Economic Community of West African States, Cockburn

After the $4.8 billion Verizon deal, the husk of Yahoo will rename itself 'Altaba' (YHOO)

Today, Yahoo announced that, following the close of its merger with Verizon, what's left of the company will be changing its name to Altaba. This was disclosed in an SEC filing. Basically, Verizon is paying $4.8 billion solely for Yahoo's core internet business, leaving behind Yahoo's 15% of Chinese retail giant Alibaba and a part of Yahoo Japan, which is a joint venture with Softbank. Those assets will continue to exist in a separate company that will now operate under the catchy Altaba name. Y...
Tags: Verizon, Yahoo, Stanford, Trends, Alibaba, SEC, Smith, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Yahoo Japan, Jeffrey Smith, Brandt, Braham, David Filo

Growing up in Michigan

Photo: Jeffrey Smith 1. You went on a roadtrip to Sarnia for your 19th birthday and got drunk as hell. 19 might not be a memorable age for some but if you lived in Michigan it was a chance to drive over to Canada with your best friend for a weekend and legally drink as much as you wanted. Sure, you came crawling back over the border with a wicked hangover and the sad realization you still had another 2 years before you’d be legal to drink in your home country, but the memories were totally wo...
Tags: Travel, Friends, Canada, Michigan, Swimming, Detroit, Lakes, All, Midwest, Denny, Jeffrey Smith, Sarnia, Northern Michigan

Jeff Smith Long Stewart Information: Capitalize For Kids Conference

We're posting up notes from the Capitalize For Kids conference 2016.  Next up is Jeff Smith of activist firm Starboard Value who pitched long Stewart Information (STC). Jeff Smith's Presentation at Capitalize For Kids Conference 2016 •    LONG Stewart Information Services (STC).  Leading title insurance company, providing title insurance of home owners for both residential (90% of business) and commercial (10% of business)•    $1 billion market cap, trades at 15x earnings•    Title insurance is ...
Tags: Finance, Gfc, Jeffrey Smith, STC, Jeff Smith, Starboard Value, Hedge Fund Portfolios

Monsanto Helped Devastate Vietnam. Now It’s Expanding Here.

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam ― Fifty-five years ago this month, the U.S. Army began spraying millions of gallons of the toxic defoliant known as Agent Orange over large swaths of southern Vietnam. Today, however, instead of resentment and isolation from the U.S., the country is awash with Americanophilia. Ho Chi Minh City, once the capital of the U.S.-backed regime under the name of Saigon, is now teeming with McDonald’s and Starbucks businesses. The present economic hub of Vietnam also boast...
Tags: Apple, Asia, New York, News, Ge, China, Singapore, Barack Obama, Usda, Gmo, United States, Gmos, Monsanto, Starbucks, State Department, Greenpeace

Commandments of living in Portland

Photo: Jeffrey Smith 1. Thou shalt recycle the fuck out of everything. Upcycling a waist belt from that bike tire you’ve been meaning to replace? Sure, why not. 2. Thou shalt ride thy bicycle as much as possible. Driving vehicles that belch toxic emissions is just not considered cool in this green city. 3. Thou shalt consume local organic coffee. Head straight to Oblique Coffee Roasters or one of our local beaneries to sustain your addiction, because Portland will show its wrath on tho...
Tags: Travel, Oregon, Portland, Biking, PSU, Bike, All, Old Town, Jeffrey Smith

Verizon emerges as front-runner in Yahoo auction, say sources: Reuters

Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) is focusing on U.S. telecommunications company Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) as the buyer of its core business after reviewing final bids that it received this week, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. A deal would boost Verizon’s AOL internet business, which the company acquired last year for $4.4 billion, by giving it access to Yahoo’s advertising technology tools, as well other assets such as search, mail, messenger and real estate. These synergies have made...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Yahoo, Stanford, Trends, Aol, Alibaba, M&a, Warren Buffett, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Ross, Yahoo Japan, Tim Armstrong, Dan Gilbert, University Of Michigan

Hotel Internet Services Appoints Hospitality Sales Veteran Jeffrey Smith as National Accounts Manager

Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a full-service provider of Internet services and solutions for the hotel industry, has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Smith as National Accounts Manager. Operating out of their Simi Valley, California office, Smith will be responsible for overseeing company sales activities for several regions within the western U.S., including California, Nevada and Hawaii. Leveraging his expert knowledge as a sales professional, along with an array of strategic ...
Tags: Hawaii, Smith, Simi Valley California, Jeffrey Smith, California Nevada

Yahoo shareholders didn't exactly give a ringing endorsement to Marissa Mayer this week (YHOO)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's failure to turn around the company has frustrated a lot of investors in recent years. That loss of support was perhaps most apparent in the number of "against" votes she received for board re-election at the company's annual shareholder meeting held on Thursday. According to regulatory filing on Friday, Mayer has received 104.9 million votes that opposed her return to the company's board of directors. That's over 15% of the total votes. In fact, Mayer was the only board...
Tags: Facebook, Yahoo, Trends, Smith, Marissa Mayer, Jeffrey Smith, Mayer, YHOO