Montana governor faces criticism for vacation during floods

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — Amid heavy criticism six days after leaving the country without telling his constituents, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte’s office confirmed Friday he had gone to Italy with his wife but was briefed regularly about intense flooding that devastated a large swath of Yellowstone National Park and nearby communities. The flooding that … Read more

‘Official Competition’ review: Cruz, Banderas in playful satire

A sharp send-up of film culture — on both large and small screens — Argentine director duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat’s latest feature, “Official Competition,” is a coy satire that makes welcome use of biting meta-commentary and self-reflexive critique . In the film’s opening moments, we are introduced to a successful entrepreneur Humberto Suárez … Read more

Black America Responds To Advice To Always Wear Suits In Corporate America, Even If Everyone Else Is Casual

Work attire in corporate America has definitely changed post-pandemic. Working remotely, employees got used to dressing in leisurewear such as sweats and comfy clothes. And now as people return to the office, work attire rules have loosened. Suits are no longer the attire of the day for men. “Even before the pandemic, Americans were dressing … Read more

Don’t Sweat What Your Employees Wear to Work. You’ve Got Better Things to Worry About

The class of 2022 is graduating. According to ThinkImpact, just shy of 2 million undergraduate degrees will be awarded this year. This year’s cohort is entering a job market of enormous opportunity with some 11.4 million job openings and employers, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update survey, reporting that they plan to hire … Read more

Winners of Innovation in Insurance Awards Excel in Customer Focus, AI, Sustainability

The winners of the seventh annual Innovation in Insurance Awards excelled in customer focus, creative applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation as well as sustainability, according to the awards’ sponsors, Efma and Accenture. The global awards programme, which recognizes the best new innovative ideas and projects in insurance, attracted 398 entries from 251 institutions … Read more

Yellowstone Park gateway towns fret about tourism future

Patrick Sipp, co-owner of Flying Pig Adventures, pets his dog, Bonnie, as employees Jackson Muller, right, and Christie Davis sit in a raft while Yellowstone National Park is closed due to historic flooding in Gardiner, Mont., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. “We’re definitely a resilient company, we’ve got a very tough crew,” Sipp said. “But it’s … Read more

Comerica Detroit Hatch contest announces Metro Detroit small business semifinalists

Ten semifinalists have been announced for the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest, in which various businesses will vie for $100,000 in startup funds from Comerica Bank. Voting from the public will be open from midnight Friday until 11:59 pm Thursday. Four finalists will be announced June 24. Community members can vote once per day online or … Read more