ABA Technologies, Inc. Announces Sudden Passing of Their Founder and President Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz

ABA Technologies, Inc. is saddened to announce today that the Founder and President, Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, BCBA-D died on Monday, September 21, 2020.

ABA Technologies, Inc. is saddened to announce today that the Founder and President, Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, BCBA-D died on Monday, September 21, 2020.

Melbourne, FL, October 13, 2020 –( PR.com )– It is with profound sadness that we share the loss of our beloved founder, mentor, colleague, and friend Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz. He died from complications related to an ongoing battle with diabetes. Through his extraordinary dedication to teaching and disseminating the science and application of behavior analysis—always with a deep sense of humanity and respect for others’ dignity—he touched the lives of thousands of individuals across the globe. He is dearly missed.

In the early 1990s, Dr. Martinez-Diaz worked closely with Dr. Gerald Shook to help create a formal behavior analysis certification credential for the

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TAAL Names Chris Naprawa as President, Announces Revisions And Additions To Its Executive Team

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. (CSE: TAAL) (FWB: 9SQ1) (OTC: TAALF) (“TAAL” or the “Company“) a vertically integrated, blockchain infrastructure and service provider, today announced the recruitment of Mr. Chris Naprawa as President of the Company.  In addition, Mr. Stefan Matthews, the Chairman of the board of directors of the Company, has taken on the position of Chief Executive Officer effective October 12, 2020.  In his new role as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Matthews will relocate and work from the Zug, Switzerland offices of the Company, oversee the building of the Swiss team, and lead TAAL through its next stage of development.  Mr. Jerry Chan has become Chief Product Officer, where he will leverage his deep understanding of BSV, the original Bitcoin, to drive the product vision of TAAL, strengthening TAAL’s commercial capabilities.

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WVSU president to speak at virtual Women & Technology Conference | Metro Kanawha

West Virginia State University President Dr. Nicole Pride will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 West Virginia Women & Technology Conference, to be offered online this year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Charleston-based TechConnect West Virginia is hosting this year’s virtual conference, which is free to view online. It will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon on Monday, Oct. 19.

As in years past, the 2020 webinar/conference will address the under-representation of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields and explore strategies for closing the gender gap in technology.

Pride started her career in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, moving later to the higher education field at North Carolina A&T State University. She was named the first female president at the Institute university in July and became the school’s 12th president in September.

A pair of panel discussions will follow Pride’s remarks.

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Twitter slaps warning on President Trump tweet claiming coronavirus immunity

US President Trump has become subject to another fact-check warning on social media after claiming immunity to COVID-19.

In a tweet posted on Sunday, the US president claimed that physicians at the White House have given him a clean bill of health, and as a result, he is now “immune” to further infection by the novel coronavirus. 

Trump also claimed he is no longer contagious. 

See also: Twitter places public interest notice on President Trump’s tweet

“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday,” the tweet reads. “That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!”

After the message was published, Twitter slapped a warning label on the tweet. The microblogging platform says the tweet “violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.”

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There are currently no concrete indicators that immunity from COVID-19 is

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Chevy Humphrey Named the New President and CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Following a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) announced today that Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO of the Arizona Science Center, will succeed David Mosena as President and CEO of one of the largest science museums in the world. Mosena is retiring at the end of the year after 23 years leading MSI.

The first woman and Black American to lead MSI, Humphrey is a long-time, successful leader in the museum field. She has served as CEO of the Phoenix-based Arizona Science Center (ASC) for nearly 15 years. Prior to being named CEO in 2005, Humphrey served in multiple roles with the institution. Earlier in her career, she gained experience in development with the Phoenix Symphony and two institutions of higher education.

MSI Board Chairman Chris Crane said, “Chevy Humphrey is extremely accomplished and has the energy, background and experience to

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Comcast Corporation Promotes Dalila Wilson-Scott to Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Comcast Corporation today announced it has promoted Dalila Wilson-Scott to Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian L. Roberts. Effective today, Ms. Wilson-Scott will oversee all Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion activities for the corporation. She will also continue to lead the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and the company’s community impact work.

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Dalila Wilson-Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation (Photo: Business Wire)

“Dalila is a fantastic leader and passionate advocate and supporter of our corporate social responsibility efforts, which have been at the heart of our company for decades,” said Mr. Roberts. “In her new role, she will build on our strong foundation, partnering with leadership teams across our organization to continue to make our company and culture more inclusive, and to help us drive substantive

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The Tech Hires Chan Zuckerberg’s Katrina Stevens as President and CEO | News

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Katrina Stevens, who oversees a $200 million portfolio of grants as director of learning science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, has been chosen as the fourth president and CEO of The Tech, the organization announced today. Stevens, who has 25 years’ experience across the education ecosystem, will guide the strategy for reopening The Tech Interactive in downtown San Jose and for implementing the organization’s 20-year vision to develop problem-solvers locally, nationally and globally.

“Our search committee had an impressive pool of candidates from all over the world,” said Christopher DiGiorgio, The Tech’s board chair and interim CEO. “Katrina stood out for her understanding of The Tech as the Silicon Valley treasure that it is, coupled with her deep knowledge of the larger education ecosystem. As a results-oriented, empathetic leader, Katrina is the ideal person to lead our efforts to

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President Trump may not love following the science but this new survey says Americans do

President Trump doesn’t appear to be very keen on listening to the science community on COVID-19, but America at large is sure voicing their support for a scientific profession under siege from the Oval Office.

“Science is having a moment in 2020,” 3M Chief scientific advocate Dr. Jayshree Seth told Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade.

New data out of 3M underscores Seth’s point.

Trust in science and scientists is the highest it has been in three years since 3M’s State of Science Index was launched. About 89% of those surveyed trust science, 86% trust scientists and 77% are more likely as a result of the pandemic to agree that science needs more funding. Some of the other findings are equally as compelling, and run counter to the ongoing narrative out of the White House.

More than half (54%) agree that science is very important to their everyday lives, a double-digit

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Nasdaq’s Technology of the Future Conference: A Conversation with Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman

Nasdaq’s biennial Technology of the Future (ToF) conference, now in its 17th (and first virtual) edition, brings together Nasdaq’s global Market Technology customer community, to discuss how marketplace operators can evolve their businesses and embrace emerging technologies as they look to advance their capital market ecosystems.

As part of the conference, Lars Ottersgård, EVP and Head of Market Technology spoke with Nasdaq’s President and CEO Adena Friedman on the state of technology in the capital markets in 2020.

An abridged version of their conversation is what follows.

These past months coping with a global pandemic have changed the economic outlook and everyday life for people across the globe. We have seen extreme market conditions while managing new work from home realities. In terms of the unusual market conditions, how has Nasdaq as a market operator and a technology partner handled the market volatility and the technology resiliency challenges

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