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Rafael Nadal is skipping the US Open this year because of the pandemic — here's how one of the highest-paid tennis players of all time spends his millions

Rafael Nadal, the 2019 US Open winner, is one of the highest-paid tennis players of all time. MediaPunch/AP Images Rafael Nadal is skipping the US Open due to the pandemic. The tournament will begin on August 31.Nadal is the world No. 2 men's singles player, and won the 2019 US Open — his 19th Grand Slam title.With more than $120 million in career winnings, Nadal is one of the highest-paid tennis players of all time.From buying a custom yacht to playing the French Open wearing a six-figure ...
Tags: Mexico, Life, Sports, Trends, Nike, Features, Tennis, Italy, Beethoven, Millionaire, Rafael Nadal, Madrid, Mallorca, Tommy Hilfiger, Mauritius, Cnbc

Scottish Adventure: First Class

Our last day in Scotland always get me down. Add that to the fact that I am not the most comfortable flier and I get a wee bit grumpy on travel days. George might say “grumpier” as he thinks I’m a grump most days. Edinburgh was only a short drive from our rental but I get a little anxious about getting to the airport early, way too early for George but over the years he has graciously acquiesced to my… Continue Reading →
Tags: Scotland, Sport, Golf, Edinburgh, Open, Shock, George, Scott, Ad Campaign, Chip Shots, Traction, Granddaughter, Wee Bit, Noon Time

Open: Lena Waithe Developing a New Drama Series For Amazon Studios

Open: Lena Waithe developing a new drama series for Amazon Studios Emmy-winning writer-actress Lena Waithe has teamed up with Amazon Studios to develop a brand new drama series titled Open, which will center on open marriages or relationships. Should the project push through, it will be a part of Waithe’s overall deal with Amazon which she signed last year. “Society has such a conservative way of looking at marriage,” Waithe said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). “I do think that ...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Los Angeles, Amazon Prime, TV News, Miami, Tessa Thompson, Open, Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Studios, Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas, Waithe, Amazon Acquires Regina King, Amazon Studios Emmy

Omnicom Group's John Wren finally releases workforce diversity data in staff memo

The CEO-Chairman also details the holding company's "Open 2.0" action plan to achieve "systemic equity"; the move comes after 600 & Rising's Nathan Young called out Omnicom for not responding to the organization's requests.
Tags: Advertising, Open, Omnicom, Omnicom Group, John Wren, Nathan Young

Tonik raises $21 million to launch digital bank in the Philippines

A wave of digital banks, or neo-banks, has flourished in recent years in Western nations as people begin to flee megabanks. While most of these startups are yet to prove they can turn a profit, entrepreneurs are beginning to replicate similar ideas in South Asian markets, where most people don’t have accounts with traditional banks at all. And for now, venture capitalists are backing this attempt. Tonik Financial, a two-year-old startup in the Philippines, said on Monday it has raised $21 millio...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Finance, India, Funding, Tech, Philippines, Microfinance, Sequoia Capital, Bangalore, Open, Krasnov, RazorPay, Sequoia Capital India, Tonik, Point72 Ventures

Automattic pumps $4.6M into New Vector to help grow Matrix, an open, decentralized comms ecosystem

Automattic, the open source force behind WordPress .com, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and Tumblr, has made a $4.6M strategic investment into New Vector — the creators of an open, decentralized communications standard called Matrix. They also develop a Slack rival (Riot) which runs on Matrix. The investment by Automattic, which is at a higher valuation than the last tranche New Vector took in, extends an $8.5M Series A last year, from enterprise tech specialists Notion Capital and D...
Tags: Security, TC, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, Privacy, France, Germany, Funding, Wordpress, Tech, Pgp, Mozilla, Hodgson, Tumblr, Wikimedia

How to Deliver A Presentation While Sitting Down

Due to the current stay-at-home orders, we are primarily interacting from our desk chairs or couches or kitchen tables. Which means we are presenting and communicating while sitting down. What do we lose when we present from a seated position? Mainly, we lose a lot of nonverbal communication. When we present while sitting down, we don’t have the full power of movement and gestures and stance. So we have to use the other elements of nonverbal communication, like eye contact and facial expression,...
Tags: Logitech, Closed, Body Language, Open, Speaking, Nonverbal Communication, Sitting, Presentation Hacks, Vanessa Van Edwards, Seated, Online Presentation, Seated Presentation, Sitting Down, Verbal Communication

Facebook now allows users in the US & Canada to export photos and videos to Google Photos

Facebook is today rolling out a tool that will allow users in the U.S. and Canada to export their Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos. This data portability tool was first introduced in Ireland in December, and has since been made available to other international markets. To use the feature, Facebook users will need to click on “Settings,” followed by “Your Facebook Information,” then “Transfer a Copy of Your Photos and Videos.” Facebook will ask you to verify your password to confirm yo...
Tags: Google, Social, Photos, Videos, Facebook, Europe, US, Tech, Data, Canada, Ireland, Google Photos, Federal Trade Commission, Open, Reuters, Friendster

What Is A Manager’s Secret To Being Emotionally Intelligent?

It turns out that managers can become more likable if we learn how to ask questions Image Credit: Aritra Sen As managers, we are under a great deal of pressure to use our manager skills to find ways to get the most out of our teams. We can try a lot of different techniques; however, all too often we get the same results – nothing changes. The good news for us is that it turns out that if we want to create more open relationships with the members of our team all we have to do is to learn how...
Tags: Leadership, Learning, Careers, Questions, Emotional Intelligence, Trusted, Open, Don, Jim Anderson, Emotionally Intelligent, Interpersonal Relationships, Keep It Simple, Likable, Aritra Sen As

7 Ways to Open Your Presentation

Struggling with how to open your presentation? In our most recent blog, we talked about why it’s so important to make a great first impression as a speaker. We broke down what you need to accomplish during the introduction of your presentation according to Jerry Weissman’s “90 seconds to launch” theory. Before we move on from Weissman’s theory, we want to explore in further depth his notion of the opening gambit. In his book Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Weissman gives “seven...
Tags: Disney, Opener, Harvard Business Review, Open, Speaking, Weissman, Hook, Beginning, Presentation Hacks, Introduction, Attention Grabber, Jerry Weissman, Attention Getter, Opening Gambit, Starting Your Speech

Federer to play French Open next year

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer said Thursday he will play the French Open in Paris next year. "I will play the French Open. I probably won't play much before that because I need some time away from it (tennis) and I need some time with the family," the 38-year-old told CNN.
Tags: News, Tennis, Paris, Roger Federer, Open, Federer

&Open helps businesses distribute gifts to reward customer loyalty

&Open is a startup with an unusual name, and one that fills an unusual niche in the business world. It has built a gift giving platform, so that businesses can reward loyalty with a small token of appreciation. The gift depends on the business and the circumstances, but it could be something like a book or a tea towel and a recipe. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Legge says the Dublin-based startup fits most easily in the corporate gift-giving category, but he sees the company handling much more tha...
Tags: Startups, Enterprise, Tech, Dublin, Open, Jameson, Legge, Google Airbnb, Corporate Gifting, Dublin startups, Jonathan Legge

Andrés Gimeno, oldest French Open champion, dies at 82

MADRID (AP) — Andrés Gimeno, the Spanish tennis player who became the oldest man to win the French Open in the professional era, has died. He was 82. The Spanish tennis federation says Gimeno died Wednesday following a long illness. Gimeno was 34 years and 301 days old when he won the French Open in […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Madrid, Open, Gimeno, Andrés Gimeno

The SEC is hiring a chief data officer as the regulator aims to keep pace with Wall Street's obsession over information

The Securities and Exchange Commission is hiring its first chief data officer, according to a job posting for the role.  The CDO's focus will include developing and managing the regulators' strategy around how it stores, protects, and uses data.  Data has become increasingly valuable to firms across Wall Street. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Wall Street's top rule maker wants some help with its data. The Securities and Exchange Commission is in the process of hiring a chief data offic...
Tags: US, Trends, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Blackrock, Open, Wall Street Click, Open Public Electronic

Open Mortgage Hires 50 From Former Live Well Team

Multi-channel lender Open Mortgage announced Thursday that it has hired the core team of mortgage lending executives from the recently-closed Live Well Financial, including its former EVP Bruce Barnes, SVP of Operations Jim Cory and SVP of Wholesale and Correspondent Lending Joshua Moran. Additionally, Open Mortgage also hired approximately 50 former Live Well sales and operations employees to expand Open’s retail, wholesale, principal agent and closed-loan seller mortgage channels. “As a ...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Open, Gordon, Barnes, SVP, Scott Gordon, Richmond VA, Lenders, Joshua Moran, Live Well Financial, Open Mortgage, RMD, Jim Cory, Premier Home Mortgage, EVP Bruce Barnes SVP

Second chance #OU50

Image from the Open University I left school with nothing. No qualifications. Most of the teachers in the schools I attended (I was a forces kid and went to 9 during my school years) didn't seem to care, and failed to motivate me to study. I simply wasn't interested.Later, I was working in a low paid job when I realised, sometime in my early thirties, that I wanted to do something more with my life. I was fascinated by psychology, so I applied, and was accepted as a mature student on an...
Tags: Motivation, Learning, Education, Study, University, Open University, eLearning, Open, Exeter University, TMA, Plymouth University, Distance, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, OU50, Plymouth Argyle FC

Forbes: Details on Reverse Mortgage for Purchase

The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) for Purchase program was initially designed in such a way so that a previously more complicated process involving two mortgage transactions could be simplified, according to Dr. Wade Pfau, professor of retirement income at the American College of Financial Services, in a new piece at Forbes. “The government saw enough people using a costlier and more complicated two-step process — obtaining a traditional mortgage to purchase the home and then using a...
Tags: Featured, Education, Finance, Open, Forbes, HECM, Wade Pfau, Pfau, American College of Financial Services

Openness in the Digital Age

Here's a wonderful video montage of the Open Education in a Digital Age event that took place recently in Romania. It was hosted by the Virtual Campus department/Centre for e-Learning at the Polytechnic University of Timisoara, and it captures much of the essence of what was discussed about openness, digital media in education and the future of learning. My opening question for everyone was 'how open are you, as a teacher?'Openness in the Digital Age by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, Eng...
Tags: Video, Technology, Media, Learning, Education, Digital, Romania, eLearning, E-learning, Open, Timisoara, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Virtual Campus, Polytechnic University of Timisoara

World No. 4 golfer Rory McIlroy to play at RBC Canadian Open this summer

HAMILTON — Rory McIlroy is — finally — coming to Canada.The world No. 4 will be coming to the RBC Canadian Open this summer, making it the first time the ultra popular golfer has ever played in Canada. McIlroy's inclusion in the field of Canada's only PGA Tour event comes four days after he won the Players Championship, one of the most competitive events in men's professional golf."It's incredibly exciting," said Bryan Crawford, the tournament director for the Canadian Open. ...
Tags: News, US, Canada, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, Northern Ireland, Florida Georgia Line, Hamilton, Open, Rbc, Rory, McIlroy, Abbotsford, Crawford, Snedeker, Brandt Snedeker

Developments in the digital ecosystem today

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem: Funding and revenues Open, a fintech standards and data startup, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Beenext, Speedinvest and 3one4 Capital. Oyo has raised $100 million from Didi... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Uber, News, Internet, Youtube, Investments, Zomato, Samsung Pay, UPI, TechCrunch, Open, Amazon Prime Video, Oyo, Shemaroo, Digital Payments

Machrihanish Clubhouse Lost to fire

It’s a tough day for golfers. If you’re a dedicated, knowledgeable, links golfer then you have to feel a bit of sadness as one of the Meccas of links golf took a hit this week. The clubhouse at the much heralded Machrihanish Golf Club went up in flames as firefighters were unable to control a fire that ended up consuming the entire clubhouse and a flat used by the clubs steward and his family. Machrihanish is a 1879 Old Tom… Continue Reading →
Tags: Sport, Golf, Memorabilia, Open, Golf Club, Chip Shots, Machrihanish, Old Tom Morris, Machrihanish Golf Club

We’re all making progress. Stay open, stay brave.

Love, It’s THANK YOU TIME. Team D and I are so grateful for the ways you show up and shine with us. The kind messages you send the team, your IG posts… all the times you’ve shared our content… Thank you! Your love inspires us. So we created something special to express our great thanks. A gift of sonic power, made especially for you. A chaotic news cycle. Holiday madness. Before you harden into survival mode, here’s something to remind you of the strength in your softness. Eight hand-...
Tags: Audio, Inspiration, Brave, Open, Thank You, Gratitude, Danielle LaPorte, Delete, For soul boosting and truth, Sonic, Softness, Audio sonic collection

How To Lead Through Personal Tragedy

In 2015, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died unexpectedly. What culminated in the time afterwards was an incredible story of leading while suffering a personal tragedy. The enormity of being in leadership itself can be stressful. But how do you handle effectively leading when you have to handle a loss or tragic event in your personal life? I myself have been through such times. One of the most difficult was what should have been the greatest event of my life. I had proposed to my wife du...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Inspiration, Resilience, Sheryl Sandberg, Slack, Open, Others, Sandberg, Vulnerable, Sheryl

Brooks Koepka Is a Beast

Brooks Koepka did what he had to do. At the 100th PGA Championship Koepka had to feel like he was the underdog…despite his two stroke lead to start the final round. He knew that the stage was set for a legendary comeback from his idol Tiger Woods and that his other hero Adam Scott had found his form. Koepka knew they would be coming at him. They always do. Whether it’s Woods or Scott or Rickie or Jordan or Dustin.… Continue Reading →
Tags: NFL, Sport, Ryder Cup, Golf, Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Jordan, Heroes, Golfer, Adam Scott, Open, Koepka, World Golf Hall of Fame, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, Chip Shots

U.S. Open Preview: Shinnecock Holes 17 & 18

The U.S Open is finally here. Take a look at a drastically changed Shinnecock. Holes seventeen and eighteen are featured here with descriptions from the boys at the USGA. The major recent change to this hole is the restoration of an area of putting surface at the back left, which creates an opportunity to add a hole location. The prevailing breeze is a cross-wind from the player’s left, and factored with the angle of the green, a very precise shot… Continue Reading →
Tags: Sport, Golf, Open, USGA, U.S. Open, Chip Shots, Shinnecock, Open Preview

The Latest: Krejcikova, Siniakova win French Open doubles

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic have won the French Open for their first Grand Slam title in women's doubles            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Czech Republic, Open, Katerina Siniakova, Krejcikova Siniakova, Barbora Krejcikova

U.S. Open Preview: Shinnecock Holes 9 & 10

The U.S Open is nearly upon us and here is a look at a drastically changed Shinnecock. Holes nine and ten are featured here with descriptions from the boys at the USGA. On this classic finish to the outgoing nine, players will typically encounter a right-to-left breeze on the blind tee shot to a fairway with a lot of movement. A tee shot that doesn’t reach the bottom of the hill could leave the player with an uneven lie for… Continue Reading →
Tags: Sport, Golf, US Open, Open, USGA, Chip Shots, Shinnecock

U.S. Open Preview: Shinnecock Holes 7 & 8

The U.S Open is nearly upon us and here is a look at a drastically changed Shinnecock. Holes seven and eight are featured here with descriptions from the boys at the USGA. This classic representation of the Redan hole at North Berwick in Scotland features a green that slopes from front right to back left, requiring precise distance control. The prevailing wind is typically against the player and slightly from the right. The back-left bunker will likely catch quite a… Continue Reading →
Tags: Scotland, Sport, Golf, Player, Open, USGA, North Berwick, U.S. Open, Chip Shots, Shinnecock Hills, Shinnecock, Open Preview

U.S. Open Preview: Shinnecock Holes 5 & 6

The U.S Open is nearly upon us and here is a look at a drastically changed Shinnecock. Holes five and six are featured here with descriptions from the boys at the USGA. Although this hole has been lengthened 52 yards, the prevailing breeze is helping, so players will likely have an opportunity to reach the green in two. The carry distance to the left-hand fairway from the tee is about 250 yards. The green sits slightly above the fairway and… Continue Reading →
Tags: Sport, Golf, Open, USGA, U.S. Open, Chip Shots, Shinnecock, Open Preview

Rafael Nadal Will Win French Open Unless Injuries Stop Him: Jim Courier

Former No. 1 Jim Courier believes with the way Rafael Nadal is playing on clay, only his own physical issues could prevent him from extending his record to an 11th French Open win. Nadal has suffered just one loss since returning to action during the clay-court season in April as he won titles at the Monte-Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open and the Rome Masters. And the Spaniard currently looks near unstoppable after reaching the third round of the French Open following one of his most emphatic displ...
Tags: News, Rome, Argentina, Rafael Nadal, Open, Nadal, Jim Courier, Guido Pella, Monte Carlo Masters Barcelona Open