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 Chapwood Investments Managing Partner, Ed Butowsky recently joined Closing Bell on Cheddar News to discuss the bear market on Wall Street and why he thinks the Fed may not be able to engineer a soft landing for the economy.

“We are going to continue to see pressure on stocks because we have interest rates that have to rise to slow the inflation down,” said Butowsky. “It’s important to remember that you usually have a strong economy that is coupled with rising prices, but right now you don’t have a strong economy. Without any question, there is going to be a recession.”

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Barclays partner with Blueprint for All to support 600 under-represented young people across the UK with career planning and employability skills development

– Pathways to Professions programme to reach 600 young people from ethnically diverse communities and lower socio-economic backgrounds

– 3-year partnership will provide careers information and core employability skills development

-Barclays to provide role models to the students, and Barclays LifeSkills to deliver interactive workshops and resources


Barclays has today announced a 3-year partnership with Blueprint for All to support 600 young people from ethnically diverse communities and lower socio-economic backgrounds across the UK.

Supported by Barclays, Blueprint for All’s Pathways to Professions programme will help these under-represented young people understand the breadth of career opportunities available to them and develop the core employability skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

Young people on the programme will join a series of 10 interactive workshops to help them better understand different industries and roles available, understand their own strengths, as well as develop their skills using a range of resources, including Barclays LifeSkills. The programme will also provide first-hand career insights from Barclays colleagues, as well as professionals across a range of industries, to help inspire and support them.

“We are delighted to work with Barclays to provide young people the support and guidance they need at such an important crossroads, in what often proves to be an especially overwhelming period in their lives” commented Sonia Watson, CEO, Blueprint for All.

The partnership aligns with the community aspect of Barclays’ Race at Work action plan, focussing on improving access to career and development opportunities for Black and ethnically diverse people, and furthering the bank’s commitment to promoting social equity.

Azura Mason, Global Head of Race at Work, Barclays said: “We’re delighted to be working with Blueprint for All on this programme, building awareness amongst under-represented students of the range of careers available to them. Attracting diverse talent is a top priority within our Race at Work agenda, and we hope this programme will ultimately provide organisations like ours with access to new, more diverse talent pools, driving the societal change we know is possible when we invest in a more equitable future.”

Barclays LifeSkills will facilitate a number of the workshops focusing on the core transferable skills needed in the workplace, such as communication, problem solving, creativity, resilience and adaptability, CV writing and interview skills. Barclays colleagues will support in the delivery of these sessions, sharing inspiring and relatable professional insights from different role and industry perspectives to help build career aspirations.

Kirstie Mackey, Managing Director of UK and Europe Citizenship, Barclays said: “I’m really proud of our new partnership with Blueprint for All which is helping to encourage the next generation of talent by connecting young people with inspiring professionals that represent them.”

RightStar Earns BMC North American Partner of the Year and DSOM Partner of the Year Awards

 RightStar was delighted to receive both the North American Partner of the Year and Digital Service and Operations Management (DSOM) Partner of the Year Awards from BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise. The awards were presented at this year’s BMC’s FY23 Americas annual sales kick-off (SKO) meeting in Las Vegas on April 13, 2022. RightStar, powered by XTIVIA, is an IT Service Management (ITSM)/Lean-Agile consultancy and solution provider in Reston, Virginia, and has been working with BMC for 15+ years.

“I want to thank the RightStar team for their hard work and customer satisfaction with our many BMC customers over the past 12 months,” said Dick Stark. “Thanks also to our sales team for your collaboration and selling efforts with BMC. I am proud to say we exceeded our BMC FY22 commercial number by nearly 300%! We look forward to delivering in FY23 with BMC’s exceptional product strides. And as BMC says for fiscal year 23, We’re Ready! Let’s Go!”

BMC is winning through innovation. The Autonomous Digital Enterprise (ADE) is the framework for the successful enterprise of the future, and BMC continues to deliver innovations to support it. Solutions for AI Operations (AIOps) and AI Service Management (AISM) are a key component of delivering the actionable insights, business agility, and customer-centricity needed in every tech-driven company.

“BMC’s vision is to be the strategic technology provider for innovative transformation. We strive to provide a modern go-to-market (GTM) and customer experience model that exceeds all expectations – all aimed at helping our customers and partners transform into an Autonomous Digital Enterprise. Our solution provider partners play a critical role in this journey, and it’s an honor to recognize their excellence,” said Jason Andrew, Chief Revenue Officer at BMC. “During our sales kickoff meetings in April, we acknowledged all of our partner award winners, and we thank them for their continued commitment to our shared success.”

The Partner of the Year awards recognize BMC’s channel partners who guide digital transformation and help customers on their ADE path. These partners have demonstrated excellence across BMC’s partner community with year-over-year (YOY) growth, technical certifications, and deal registrations (DR).

About RightStar powered by XTIVIA

Founded in 2003, RightStar provides best-in-class Service Desk implementation through consulting focused on configuration, integration, and training. RightStar also provides DevOps and Application Lifecycle Management consulting and advisory services.


XTIVIA is an innovative B2B technology enterprise solutions firm that understands the importance of business outcomes, mission-critical data, and IT infrastructure. As a trusted industry thought leader, XTIVIA is committed to providing integrated technology solutions and software licensing services that deliver measurable results. XTIVIA has offices in Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Missouri, Texas, and Virginia.

About the BMC Partner Ecosystem Solution Provider program

The BMC Partner Ecosystem Solution Provider program is specifically designed to attract, educate, and enable valued channel partners so they can help customers navigate and thrive in the digital economy. The program provides a range of benefits designed to accelerate the growth of value-added resellers, integrators, and distributors selling and supporting BMC products and services.

About BMC

BMC works with 86% of the Forbes Global 50 and customers and partners around the world to create their future. With our history of innovation, industry-leading automation, operations, and service management solutions, combined with unmatched flexibility, we help organizations free up time and space to become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise that conquers the opportunities ahead.


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SCCG and RONIN Partner for North America TV Sports Data

SCCG Management CEO and Founder Stephen Crystal announced a partnership with the international digital media provider Ronin Venture, a leading provider of TV sports data branded under the name Ronin Sport.
SCCG will be a strategic business partner to Ronin Venture and help the company grow the business in the North American market. SCCG will provide insights, business development, and advisory services to grow the company within different North American sports market segments.

Stephen Crystal said of the partnership, “Sports betting is a growing sector in the US. The TV sports solutions that provides to betting operators, sports affiliations, and iGaming platforms have a unique high quality. You can tell that the founders of have been doing this for 15 years.”

Andreas Fredmark, the Managing Director of says, “All in the management team are excited to start working with Stephen and his team at SCCG. The industry experience that SCCG is extraordinary and will contribute to developing our services further. Coming from Sweden with a focus on engineering and product development, we need more experience in market reach and business approach.”

SCCG will help develop the different sports solutions from Ronin Sport to fit the US market operators. They strive to perfect data and continually update and correct information in the tv guide solutions that have gotten Ronin Sport to an international level when it comes to new countries.

One of the most accessible B2B solutions Ronin Sport provide is an integrated section on a digital sports service. It can be a media site, a sports odds comparison site, or a sportsbook. At the next level, Ronin can integrate a variety of solutions, for example, sports books or betting platforms.

About Ronin Sport

The business started in January 2020. The Founding team has worked for 20 years of experience in the digital media industry and sports in particular. The business idea is to provide solutions to answer: “When and where Live Sports is sent on TV.” The offering offers live TV and streaming data on several countries’ wide range of sports. The platform is flexible and robust and offers built-in affiliate business models. The main B2B clients are companies in media and iGaming and offer a fully customizable sports section to help them attract and retain a broad sport interested audience

About SCCG Management

SCCG Management is a consultancy that specializes in sports betting, iGaming, sports marketing, affiliate marketing, technology, intellectual property protection, product commercialization, esports, capital formation, M&A, joint ventures, casino management, and governmental and legal affairs for the casino and iGaming industry.

SCCG Management celebrates 2022 as its 30th Anniversary of leadership and innovation for the gaming industry.

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TACA and Astrid Partner to Help Improve the Lives of Children with Autism

Pay-It-Forward Initiative Provides Families with Free Astrid Memberships During Autism Awareness Month, Delivering Hope, Resources and Support

LEHI, UtahApril 4, 2022PRLog — TACA and Astrid Partner to Help Improve the Lives of Children with Autism

Astrid’s Artificial-Intelligence-Guided Software Alongside TACA’s 22 Years of Serving Families

Pay-It-Forward Initiative Provides Families with Free Astrid Memberships During Autism Awareness Month, Delivering Hope, Resources and Support

Lehi, Utah, April 4, 2022 – The Autism Community in Action’s (TACA) decades-long quest to provide education, support and hope to families living with autism is taking another step forward with a newly formed partnership with Astrid, a powerful Artificial-Intelligence-driven software platform. Astrid enables parents and care teams to better understand their children’s needs, potential care strategies, and proven ways to take action that positively affects care.

“For 22 years, TACA’s focus has been to provide resources empowering parents to make informed decisions that will positively affect their children’s long-term health and quality of life. Astrid’s ability to deliver educational information and translate knowledge to action through personalized care plans aligns with our mission and we can’t think of a better time to kick off our partnership than Autism Action Month,” says Lisa Ackerman, TACA Executive Director.

Astrid’s technology was created by a parent affected by autism to help his family overcome the challenges of caregiving and fuel changes which improve the lives of individuals and families living with autism.

Astrid Helps Individuals with Autism Reach Goals Faster.

Astrid creates and continuously monitors an AI-powered personalized autism care plan, tailored to each child’s individual needs. Based on periodic assessments, Astrid makes actionable recommendations to guide families through care. Astrid’s revolutionary technology also grants access to a certified health coach to answer questions and help parents overcome the challenges of caregiving.

Pay It Forward Campaign Helping More Families Help Their Children.

“One in three families will experience financial hardship while covering the cost of autism care for their child,”says Jim Tafur, Astrid’s CEO and Co-Founder. “As the father of a son with autism I take this very personally – that’s why I developed Astrid in the first place. And that’s why wecreated a Pay It Forward program to help more families get the help they need, regardless of their financial resources. I am thrilled with our track record of success that started at my kitchen table and today extends around the globe. I want to make Astrid’s power available to more families who otherwise couldn’t afford its powerful benefits – even with its very reasonable cost.”

The Pay It Forward program offers two ways to provide free Astrid memberships to families in need: Buy One-Gift One and Donation-Match. The Buy One-Gift One offer enables families to purchase an Astrid membership for themselves and receive an additional free membership to either share with another family they know or have TACA donate to a family in need. The Donation-Match offer enables families to purchase memberships for donation and receive a 100% match of additional memberships for free donation. Donation-Match buyers may designate families receiving the memberships or have TACA donate them to families in need.

“We are thrilled to align with TACA and help families around the world as we head into Autism Awareness Month,” says Tom Gotuzzo, Astrid President and Co-Founder. “We’re hoping that helps spread the word about Pay It Forward and gets the power of Astrid into the hands of more families who need help providing care.”

Helping Parents and Care Teams Take Action.

Parents and Caregivers of individuals with autism can use Astrid to have a “dialog with autism” and learn the best ways to take action and achieve goals much faster. This new digital care software management platform turns any smartphone, tablet or computer into a care guidance and management tool. Caregivers enter observed behavior and Astrid uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and workflow automation to guide care teams through a simple measure, review, and improve the process. Care teams receive a greater understanding of symptoms and behaviors, objectively evaluate progress and receive precise personalized recommendations to take action and deliver better quality care – all easing the process of caregiving.

Astrid can help parents and caregivers:

  • Quickly understand where individuals need help
  • Identify co-morbid conditions which may be related to behaviors
  • Find the right resources (Doctors, Service Providers, Products)
  • Create, manage and track personalized care plans
  • Understand which interventions are most effective
  • Easily identify achievements to celebrate or new concerns to be addressed
  • Immediately communicate accurate information to care team members

About Autism

Autism is a disability which affects one in 44 children in America today, according to the CDC. It’s demonstrated by persistent deficits in social communication and social interactions and

restrictive, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities. Autism prevalence has increased 241 percent since 2000. The annual cost of autism is estimated at $223 billion in 2020 and forecasted to grow to $589 billion by 2030, according to the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

About The Autism Community in Action (TACA)

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2000 with the mission to provide education, support and hope to families living with autism. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif. with staff and volunteers working across the country, annually serving over 83,000 individuals affected by autism and adding 700 new families every month. TACA offers free educational meetings, webinars, parent mentor program, an online Hope and Help support group, two annual National Autism Conferences and a free 200-page Autism Journey Guide given to new families at events. TACA has a social media presence of over 373,000 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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About Astrid

Autism Technologies Inc. created Astrid.  Astrid is revolutionizing Autism care by using artificial intelligence and workflow automation combined with proven, measurement-based-care process, to provide personalized care plans and recommendations on what you can do today to improve health and wellness of individuals living with Autism.

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