After nearly three months in the state's most restrictive tier, Orange County entered the red tier on March 14, allowing for the return of indoor movie theaters, dining and fitness centers.,The transition into the red tier will also allow for Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and the Angel Stadium to open under limited capacity.,At a news conference on March 5, Ghaly said that theme parks will be allowed to reopen at 15% capacity once Orange County enters the red tier.,“While last week’s announcement stated that theme parks may open starting on April 1, the fact is it will take some time to get them ready for our guests — this includes recalling more than 10,000 furloughed cast and retraining them to be able to operate according to the state of California’s new requirements,” said Bob Chapek, chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company in a statement on March 9.,In addition to the opening of the dining hall at 25% capacity, Shim added that the restaurant will continue to offer outdoor seating.

Our anchor product Prezi Video lets you bring any content onto the video screen with you during a video conference or recorded video, like a newscaster or weather person.,Prezi’s first investor was TED Conferences, so we’ve been used frequently over the years by TED presenters, and our “aha” moment came when a presenter needed to “beam himself and his content” from Stanford to the main stage of the TED Conference in Vancouver.,We launched Prezi Video in November of 2019 and had no idea how soon the world would go full virtual just months later.,It cuts down on time spent in live video calls, lets more introverted team members contribute on their own timeline, and overall encourages people to own their schedules while still empowering them to give full virtual presentations at any time.,One really simple saying, that I learned 17 years ago from a manager, that has helped me act is the idea of “seven different ways, seven different times”.

A new vaccination site at Santa Ana College opening Wednesday, Feb. 17, aims to serve eligible residents in Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana neighborhoods that have seen some of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the county and the largest numbers of people hospitalized or killed by the virus.,Like the county’s other PODS (points of dispensing), vaccinations at the Santa Ana College site will be by appointment only.,“The Santa Ana College site is a tangible example of the county and Board of Supervisors delivering on our focus on equity in vaccine distribution.”,The county is alerting people 65 and older who live in the affected ZIP codes and are registered with Othena that they can make an appointment for the Santa Ana College site, and it’s doing other outreach to eligible seniors who haven’t yet signed up through Othena, Kim said.,“I’m obviously excited that there is going to be a vaccination site here in in Santa Ana, and I’m even more glad that it is going to be addressing some of the most impacted residents in our community and our county,” he  said.

That distinction now belongs to the Academy of Television Arts Sciences, which is facing calls to revoke the Emmy it awarded to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.,In November, the TV Academy presented Cuomo with the International Emmy Founders Award “in recognition of his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his masterful use of TV to inform and calm people around the world.”,In case the viewing public was confused about why a politician was receiving an Emmy award, the Academy showed a video of celebrity New Yorkers fawning over the governor’s ”New York tough” management of the pandemic.,It turns out that while stars were swooning over Cuomo’s TV shows, Washington was trying to investigate the appalling death toll in the state’s nursing homes.,The New York Post reported last week that Cuomo’s top aide, secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa, told state Democratic leaders during a video conference call that the governor’s office had withheld the state’s nursing home data from lawmakers who requested it in August because President Trump had begun publicly attacking some governors over the issue, and then Trump “directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us.”

Founded in late 2020, Valoreo aims to invest in, operate and scale e-commerce brands as part of its self-described mission “to bring better products at more affordable prices” to the Latin American consumer.,How it works

Valoreo (which the company says is an extension of the Spanish word “valor,” meaning to add value), acquires merchants that operate their own brands and primarily sell on online marketplaces such as Mercado Libre, Amazon and Linio.,The company is currently focused on the Mexican and Brazilian markets, but is planning its expansion into other Latin American countries where it has strong local support systems, such as Colombia, according to co-founder Martin Florea.,Those challenges, according to Martin Florea, include limited access to growth capital, a lack of specialized expertise in certain areas (such as supply chain management), limited opportunities to sell their business and pursue new ventures, as well as operational burdens and the lack of capacities to expand into new countries and marketplaces.,Hernán Fernández, founder and managing partner of Angel Ventures, believes Valoreo “will add a lot of value” to the Latin American e-commerce landscape, which is experiencing both market growth and the fragmentation of the seller space. read more

By William Turton | Bloomberg

Conservative social media website Parler has returned to the internet after its service provider suspended the site in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.,Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud unit pulled Parler’s internet service after users planned and supported the riot on the website.,It’s unclear which service provider Parler is using to host the site.,Parler’s users included high-profile figures in Republican politics and conservative media such as Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity.,Participants in the Jan. 6 riot posted videos of themselves inside the Capitol to Parler. read more

By Agnieszka de Sousa and Ivan Levingston | Bloomberg

Juicy sirloin steaks hot off a 3D printer are on the menu this year as the booming faux meat market bids to lure even die hard carnivores.,Israel’s Redefine Meat Ltd. is targeting steak houses and other restaurants in Israel, Europe and Asia with its 3D-printed facsimiles of beef cuts, from fillet to rump and brisket.,Barcelona-based Novameat Tech SL plans to start selling 3D-printed vegan meat to restaurants in Europe this year as it raises funds for a production scale-up, CEO Giuseppe Scionti said.,“Our meat today versus some other cuts of meat are the same,” the Redefine CEO said in an interview.,The funding is “a major step toward becoming the world’s biggest alternative meat company by 2030,” Ben-Shitrit said. read more

Without access to the activities and people we've traditionally sought inspiration from - whether colleagues or concerts, travel or theatre, dance or Degas - our creative wells are drying up, which has enormous consequences in the workplace.,While waiting for my coffee I'd overhear the barista gush about a new podcast, I'd pass fresh graffiti en route to the office, then I'd run into a colleague and we'd talk shop before parting ways at the boardroom.,One in four remote managers surveyed said that their teams' creativity has suffered since working from home.,The good news: Intrinsic motivators like interest, enjoyment, and a good challenge are a treasure-trove for creativity.,Encourage your colleagues to escape their home offices whether it's for a workout, a 20-minute meditation session, or even just a walk around the block.

Futures Inc., which has been in business for 30 years, has had a location in West Hartford for 16 years, but recently has become much more physically visible in the community.,In West Hartford, The Kitchen at Futures Inc. operates a teaching kitchen that shares space with the offices on South Quaker Lane, and in August 2020, they opened the organization’s third brick and mortar retail location, Good Cause Gifts, which shares space with Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union at 973 Farmington Ave.

Good Cause Gifts also has stores in Berlin and at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain – and the Kitchen at Futures Inc. also runs the cafe at the hospital.,“One of our biggest goals to opening a store in West Hartford Center was to get our name into the community and share what Futures Inc. and Good Cause Gifts is doing – while also providing another great shopping option for our town,” said DonAroma.,“In addition to shifting to a stronger online presence, simultaneous to opening our West Hartford Good Cause Gifts location, we also built an online store (goodcausegifts.org).,One of the key goals for opening the West Hartford Center store and launching the online store was working with more local vendors and businesses, and Futures Inc. has succeeded on that front as well. read more