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A3 Artists Agency Names April Perroni As New Head Of Business Affairs

EXCLUSIVE: A3 Artists Agency has announced April Perroni as its new Head of Business Affairs.

“As our new Head of Business Affairs, April will work with agents across all divisions to provide our clients with the best service possible,” said A3 President Brian Cho. “With vast experience advising on a wide array of client deals across the entertainment industry, April brings with her the experience necessary to continue the agency’s growth.”

Prior to A3, Perroni served as Senior Vice President and Head of Talent & Literary Business Affairs at Paradigm. During her 12 years at Paradigm, she was responsible for negotiating and reviewing television, motion picture, literary, artist branding and new media agreements for the agency’s actor, writer, director, producer and music clients. She initially began her career at ICM Partners.

Perroni was featured in LA Biz’s “Women of Influence” issue in 2018. A native of New York, she received her B.A. from Vassar College and her J.D. from New York Law School. She will be based out of Los Angeles.

50 Strangest Town Names in America (and Where They Came From)

There are no rules for naming towns. Some are christened, reasonably enough, after their founders or a defining geographical feature. Others have monikers based on other languages or they may pay homage to religious figures. And then there are some places whose names seem completely random, with those naming the towns likely succumbing to boredom, silliness, or simply impatience.

These town names often have intricate — sometimes amusing, sometimes unlikely — origin stories. While some names are funny, others are just plain strange. Of course, “strange” is a matter of opinion. 

24/7 Tempo attempted to identify the strangest in each state. Our editors chose the names often because they are just different. Other times, names were chosen because of their odd history or because they’re hard to say — here are 50 town names most Americans will struggle to pronounce. 

Residents of towns often brag or joke about what they’re called. And of course, there are those who dispute or deny the etymologies. The list is intended for those who enjoy the unexpected, and we’re pretty confident that these are all town names that will make you think twice.

Click here to see the 50 strangest town names in America.
Click here to see our full methodology.

Justin Simmons signs franchise tender with Broncos – The Denver Post

Broncos safety Justin Simmons signed his franchise tender on Tuesday, according to a league source.

If Simmons and the Broncos don’t reach agreement on a long-term contract by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, he will be paid $11.441 million this year.

The team’s leader with four interceptions last year, Simmons told the Broncos last week he intended to sign the tender, which means he will report to training camp, tentatively scheduled for later this month.

A second-team All Pro in 2019, Simmons will be eligible for free agency in March 2021 if the Broncos don’t tag him again.

Mexico proposes to U.S. extending ban on land border crossings

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico proposed to the United States extending a ban on non-essential travel by land over their shared border for another 30 days considering the development of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico’s foreign ministry said on Twitter on Tuesday.

The measure would be in place until August 21, under the same terms agreed when they were first implemented on March 21, the ministry added.

Fed's Kaplan says there is 'lots of overcapacity' in U.S. economy -CNBC

July 14 (Reuters) – Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Tuesday there is “lots of overcapacity in the economy,” which he described as “disinflationary.”

“While we have got this high an unemployment rate and this much overcapacity, the overwhelming trend I believe is going to be disinflationary,” Kaplan said in an interview with CNBC.

Breakingviews – The Exchange: Managing through the corona crisis

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) – As companies grapple with the pandemic’s fallout, consulting firm AlixPartners has a close-up view inside boardrooms. CEO Simon Freakley discusses priorities for troubled businesses, the long-term impact of Covid-19 and what he has learned running a global business by video call.

Drägerwerk Q2 Sales Up 26.5%

Drägerwerk AG & Co. Tuesday said second-quarter sales increased by 26.5 percent to around 788.4 million euros, up from 634.3 million euros last year.

The company’s EBIT for the second quarter was around 102 million euros, considerably above prior year EBIT of a loss of 1.5 million euros. The higher earnings were caused by considerably higher net sales volume and a higher gross profit margin of around 49.2 percent.

Considering the high demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Drägerwerk said it expects full year net sales and EBIT to be considerably above both the prior year and the original guidance. Drägerwerk expects net sales growth for fiscal year 2020 to be between 14 percent and 22 percent.

This website lets you gaze out of strangers' windows across the globe to escape the boredom of quarantine

  • A new website lets you escape your quarantine by gazing out strangers' windows from across the globe.
  • The site, called WindowSwap, lets people submit 10-minute videos with audio showing the view out their window. Visitors can cycle between windows as the please.
  • It was made by husband and wife couple Sonali Ranjit and Vaishnav Balasubramaniam, two Singapore-based creatives, according to The Stable.
  • The site went viral on Twitter Tuesday, where people said they were entranced by the views from other people's windows.
  • Check out WindowSwap here.
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