Day: June 13, 2020

Edited Transcript of EVH.N earnings conference call or presentation 7-May-20 9:00pm GMT

ARLINGTON Jun 13, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Evolent Health Inc earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 9:00:00pm GMT

Evolent Health, Inc. – Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman

Evolent Health, Inc. – CFO

Welcome to Evolent Health Earnings Conference Call for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2020. As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded. Your host for the call today is Mr. Frank Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Evolent Health. This call will be archived and available for later this evening and for next week via the webcast on the company’s website in the section entitled Investor Relations.

Here are some of the important introductory information. This call contains forward-looking statements under the U.S. Federal securities laws. These statements are subject to risk and uncertainty that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience or present expectations. A description of some … Read More

The future of fitness will be ‘about marrying the online and offline’

The fitness industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown and luxury fitness has not been immune. Studios have had to quickly make the move to digital in order to give members high-end fitness classes from home.

“We spent a good chunk of the last 30, 45 days focusing on how to stay engaged with our members and our community, and we’ve done that through our digital offerings, whether it be through our virtual personal training, or Variis,” Harvey Spevak, Executive Chairman and Managing Partner of Equinox Group, told Yahoo Finance’s The Final Round. Equinox Group includes an ecosystem of brands including Equinox, Equinox Hotels, Precision Run, PURE Yoga, Blink Fitness, and SoulCycle many of which have been directly impacted by the mandatory shutdowns.

Variis, the company’s newly launched platform featuring on-demand access to video and audio content from its brands, is an effort to bring Equinox brands to

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Unemployed because of coronavirus? How to make money from home right away

If you know your way around a sewing machine, can quick-fix a washer/dryer, fridge, boat or car, have an eye for antiques or possess some other random – even quirky – expertise, you could make tens of thousands of dollars working from home within the next month or two. True story. 

Unemployment rates are at the highest peak in decades, and 1 of 6 people in America are out of work. Families are trying to figure out how to survive the pandemic and look for a new job. Here’s something very few of the newly unemployed realize: There’s work out there. A lot of it. And it might be just a few clicks away. 

Shopping reinvented: America’s stores, malls reopen with masks, curbside pickup and closed fitting rooms

Wearables as first line of defense? Tests expand on whether Fitbit, Apple Watch could predict coronavirus

In-demand experts earn as much as

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Atlanta Police Chief Resigns Hours After Cops Fatally Shoot Black Man in a Wendy’s Parking Lot

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The chief of the Atlanta Police Department resigned on Saturday, hours after an officer fatally shot a 27-year-old black man in a Wendy’s parking lot.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at a press conference that the officer involved in the Friday night shooting should be fired.

“I firmly believe that there is a clear distinction between what you can do and what you should do. I do not believe that this was a justified use of deadly force and have called for the immediate termination of the officer,” she said.

Bottoms named an interim police chief to succeed Erika Shields and said the city will begin a search for a new leader for its force and implement reforms within 45 days. 

“Our first demand has been met,” one protester, Antonio Lewis, told The Daily Beast as the news of Shields’ resignation filtered through a crowd gathered outside the

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Melinda Gates didn’t exactly say Black people ‘must’ be vaccinated for COVID-19

The claim: Melinda Gates says Black people must be vaccinated first for COVID-19 after health care workers.

Melinda Gates, philanthropist and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, says that after health care workers, Black people must be next in line for vaccination for COVID-19, according to a story on Live24.

Gates, in a Time magazine interview on the eve of global vaccine summit in early June, discussed how anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd, an African American man, while in custody of Minneapolis police fits into health equity, especially with development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“The first people that need this vaccine are the 60 million health care workers around the world. They deserve to get it before anybody else. Then you start tiering,” 24Live quoted Gates as saying in the Time story, written by Jamie Ducharme.

A shift in wording

That quote matched the one

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Fitness industry must ‘fight’ to regain trust as gyms reopen

As 49 states and D.C. take the first steps in releasing their economies from coronavirus restrictions – with Connecticut set to follow suit on Wednesday – the fitness industry is adjusting to life post-lockdown.

It’s certainly not business as usual in a world of social distancing and strict sanitation protocol. In some cases, it’s not even business at all: gyms are still closed across much of the U.S.

But as the economy slowly emerges after weeks of shutdown, there are “serious challenges ahead” for the fitness market, according to Beth McGroarty of The Global Wellness Institute.

MORE: How schools around the world are reopening during the coronavirus pandemic

Health clubs have been expanding into spaces “once occupied by department and smaller stores at shopping centers and on city streets,” explained McGroarty. The widespread lockdown in March, however, decimated the revenue of gym owners and left them struggling to pay rent

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The Government should have more faith in the public’s common sense

SIR – It’s time to trust the common sense of the public and end this morale-sapping lockdown.

The Government should certainly stop deferring to “the science”, which simply means a highly risk-averse approach. In the past week we have also had the unedifying spectacle of politicians and scientists hiding behind each other. The former claim to be “following the science”, while the latter say these are “matters for politicians”.

Instead, the Government should find its political mojo, look at the wealth of international data on Covid-19 and take a more pragmatic view. This is vital if our country and its economy are to get moving again.

Nicholas Dobson
Doncaster, South Yorkshire

 

SIR – You report the view of Professor Michael Levitt, a Nobel Prize winner, that the lockdown has been “a waste of time”.

It appears that his prediction of deaths in Britain has been significantly more accurate than that

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Curfews Make Life Even Harder For Essential Workers

Medical personnel, grocery store employees and food delivery workers were already carrying more than their share of the burden of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Now they have something else to worry about.

Cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington have imposed curfews in recent days in response to the ongoing demonstrations against police violence around the nation. Essential workers are technically exempt from these restrictions, but no one on city streets after curfew has been exempt from the aggressive and brutal police response to the protests, which began after a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd.

The very people who are asked to put their lives at risk working during a pandemic ― often for low wages ― face the prospect of being arrested and detained on their way to or from work. The fact that laborers such as food delivery workers are disproportionately people

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How spas will look when they reopen after lockdown

After months of lockdown spent juggling working from home with parenting, health concerns and financial woes, many of us have been left feeling anxious, fatigued and highly strung.

If there was ever a time for self-care it is now. The ultimate spa experience is something many of us are desperate to indulge in, with our sunlight-starved skin and poor posture longing to be pacified by the hands of a professional while surrounded by lavender scented spritzes and soft music.

But with the hospitality industry closed for business due to the coronavirus outbreak, a deep tissue massage or aromatherapy facial is sadly off the cards.

Just like hairdressers and beauty salons, all spas have been closed since Boris Johnson imposed a nationwide lockdown on 23 March and while many of the restrictions have started to ease, spas are likely to be one of the last outlets to open.

The date for

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Why you could be doing your online workout wrong

Rachel Bateson, Pilates instructo - Amanda Holderness
Rachel Bateson, Pilates instructo – Amanda Holderness

Right now online workouts are a godsend – keeping us fit both physically and mentally. Apps and live streaming services have replaced our daily (OK, weekly) visit to the gym, and suddenly every ‘fitfluencer’ worth his or her salt is posting routines on Facebook, YouYube and Instagram.

These days your (workout) world is your oyster: you can do Hatha yoga for breakfast, HIIT for elevenses, resistance bands at lunchtime and 80’s aerobics for tea. Whatever takes your fancy, there’s a routine for you out there, and very often they’re free. 

But what if you found that your workout isn’t actually as good as you think it is? That it isn’t getting you fitter and that it could be actually doing you more harm than good?

Personal trainer Aaron Roberts-Rudland believes there are a lot of bad online workouts out there and knowing what

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