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Bright Health Plan to Open New Contact Center in Tempe, Arizona in October 2020 | News

TEMPE, Ariz., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Bright Health Plan (BHP), with the support of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Arizona Commerce Authority and City of Tempe, announced its decision to open a new contact center in Tempe, Ariz., to support Bright Health Plan’s rapidly growing membership across the country. The contact center will bring 35 jobs to the Tempe area this year and an additional 40 jobs in 2021. Initial services will include sales and sales service, and plans are in place to provide bilingual phone- and chat-based support for all Bright Health Plan members as early as next year.

“After considering several locations across the country, we chose Tempe because of the region’s cultural significance, diverse talent pool and quality of life,” said Jim Bletzer, senior vice president of Sales for Bright Health Plan. “It is the perfect community to partner with

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Tsunami of fake news hurts Latin America’s effort to fight coronavirus

<span>Photograph: Martín Mejía/AP</span>
Photograph: Martín Mejía/AP

For months Gustavo Andrade has been battling to convince his parishioners to take Covid-19 seriously.

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“This town is full of infected people. Two or three die every day,” said the priest, from the town of Venustiano Carranza in southern Mexico.

Yet for all Andrade’s efforts, many locals remain unconvinced. “Their understanding is that these deaths are from the poison the mayor is spraying as part of the anti-dengue fumigation,” he said.

The culprit for the confusion is fake news.

As Latin America battles the advance of Covid-19, which has now claimed more than 160,000 lives in the region, it is also fending off a tsunami of online disinformation designed to bamboozle and deceive.

From the Mexican state of Chiapas to Ceará in Brazil, social networks are awash with quack cures and fantastical conspiracies that can

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Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham talks about his department's budget Tuesday after meeting with the Montgomery County Commission.
Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham talks about his department’s budget Tuesday after meeting with the Montgomery County Commission.

Montgomery: Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham is expecting 10% less funding for his office in 2021 because of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. He outlined a plan to deal with the cuts during a Tuesday hearing with county commissioners. Cunningham pitched some cost-saving ideas to help, including sharing the salary of a full-time dispatcher with the town of Pike Road, and building and selling cars to other municipalities. “I think we’re still making sure that the equipment and the manpower are going to be there for our community,” he said. He did have one request. He asked the commissioners for hazard pay for some of his officers. “It’s about trying to recognize those that are going over and beyond,” he said. “… These guys and girls, they love their

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‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ Duo Claudia Rosencrantz & Adrian Woolfe Launch Entertainment News Network LIT

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EXCLUSIVE: Claudia Rosencrantz and Adrian Woolfe, two TV industry veterans who turned Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? into a global phenomenon, are launching a CNN-style entertainment news network as an offshoot of their Studio 1 production outfit.

The duo have gone live with LIT across YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and are pitching the U.S.-focused channel as a destination for social media savvy youths who are hungry for a sideways take on news involving their favorite TV, movie and music stars, and online influencers.

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LIT is currently broadcasting live for an hour every weekday, but the ambition is that, within the next three years, it will ultimately evolve into a 24-hour rolling news proposition with operations around the world. As well as broadcasting on social media, LIT is in discussions with most major platforms about distribution, and it

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An entrepreneur’s guide to June’s startup news

As Latin America braces for another wave of coronavirus infections that threaten to bring down healthcare systems, the region’s innovators have been making strategic moves to fortify their business interests while simultaneously providing services that directly assist those most impacted by the pandemic.

The month of June kicked off with the World Health Organization declaring Latin America and the Caribbean as the new epicenter of the coronavirus, with 938,000 cases documented by June 1st.

That number would only increase throughout the month, with today the region accounting for 50% of all cases in the Americas.

Against the surge in cases and WHO officials’ concerns about rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreaks in the Americas, the tech sector has continued to find new and innovative ways to not only ride out the storm, but to flourish with new offerings, expansions, and partnerships to meet the evolving needs of those they

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Top Tucker Carlson writer at Fox News resigns after alleged racist, sexist online remarks

A top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has resigned after reports surfaced that he had posted racist and sexist comments in an online forum known to be a hotbed for offensive and bigoted remarks, Fox News executives confirmed in a memo Saturday.

CNN Business first reported Friday that Blake Neff was a frequent poster on AutoAdmit, also known as XOXOhth. Racist and sexist comments are rampant in the relatively unmoderated message board meant for lawyers and law school students. CNN Business found that Neff used a pseudonym to post bigoted remarks on the platform while he worked at Fox News. Neff worked at the company for about four years.

NBC News attempted to contact Neff by phone and email Saturday, but he could not be reached.

Neff wrote posts such as “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime

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Tucker Carlson Writer Resigns From Fox News After Racist Posts Were Exposed Online

A top writer for Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson resigned from the network after he was exposed for posting bigoted comments online.

According to CNN Business, writer Blake Neff had spent years secretly writing racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks on AutoAdmit, an unmoderated online forum widely refer to as the “4Chan for law students and lawyers.” The outlet reports Neff was posting on the forum as recently as this week under the pseudonym CharlesXII. One of his latest comments was posted on a thread dating back to 2018 with the subject line: “Would u let a JET BLACK congo n***** do lasik eye surgery on u for 50 percent off?”

Neff reportedly responded, “I wouldn’t get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no.”

CNN also pointed to a June 5 post by CharlesXII, who wrote, “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest

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Fox News executives condemned ‘horrific’ secret online posts by Tucker Carlson’s top writer

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  • In a Saturday afternoon internal memo obtained by Business Insider, Fox News executives said the network condemns the “horrendous and deeply offensive” online activity of host Tucker Carlson’s former top writer. 

  • CNN Business first reported on Friday that writer Blake Neff secretly posted racist, sexist, and homophobic messages for years under the pseudonym CharlesXII on the forum AutoAdmit.

  • A Fox News spokesperson previously confirmed to Business Insider late Friday that Neff had resigned, but did not confirm the circumstances behind his departure nor did they comment on the CNN Business report.

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Fox News executives issued a memo on Saturday to condemn the “racist, misogynistic, and homophobic” online activity of host Tucker Carlson’s former top writer that were revealed in a CNN Business report. 

In the internal memo obtained by Business Insider, Fox News CEO

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Fox News condemns former Tucker Carlson writer for ‘horrific’ racist, sexist comments

Tucker Carlson on the set of his show in New York in 2017. <span class="copyright">(Richard Drew / Associated Press)</span>
Tucker Carlson on the set of his show in New York in 2017. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Blake Neff, a writer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” has resigned from the top-rated Fox News show amid reports he posted racist, sexist and homophobic comments to an online forum under a pseudonym.

According to a report from CNN, Neff has been posting in AutoAdmit, an online forum also known as Xoxohth, a largely unregulated message board for law school students. Using the pseudonym CharlesXII, an apparent reference to the late Swedish king known for his military leadership and abstemious personal life, Neff shared an array of bigoted opinions on Black and Asian people, the Mormon church and immigrants.

A former reporter at the Daily Caller, the conservative news site co-founded by Carlson, Neff also created multiple discussion threads where he mocked women he was friendly with on social media for sharing details

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