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Collapse of the Calendar:

Tokyo 2020 Postponement Increasingly Likely

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Ed Hula is available for interviews. Contact  comment@aroundtherings.com, or text +1 678 665 6680 (no calls accepted).

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(Atlanta) – With scores of Olympic qualification events postponed or cancelled all together, the possibility that the XXXII Summer Olympic Games will follow suit is coming closer to reality.

That's the opinion of Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula, who has covered the Olympic Movement for more than 30 years.

"The collapse of the calendar has thrown the world of sport into chaos. It may be difficult for the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizers to stick to their original plans for Japan.

"We are looking at a month or more with no competitions of any kind – that is an unprecedented vacuum," Hula said.

"The IOC has to be willing to adapt – to be a good sport," Hula continued, "because it will take extensive cooperation and coordination for the sporting world to recover"

Around the Rings recognized early on the threat COVID-19 presented to world sport. For the past several weeks, ATR's worldwide team of correspondents have focused on the pandemic's challenge to sport.

Recent items include an exclusive podcast with Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos about the the virus' effect on the torch relay; WBSC could adopt MLB measures coronavirus measures, and a conversation with Kristy Ingram of EY about the giant's programs to help post-career athletes transition to the corporate world.

ATR has been on the scene of every major moment in Olympic history since the late 1980s when Atlanta began to bid for the 1996 Centennial Olympics.

It is the only Olympic news publication to offer daily, original content in English and Spanish. Through a partnership with FrancsJeux, it is the only publication in the world to offer content in the three languages of the Olympics.

Readers include the IOC, heads of state, TOP sponsors, international federations, sports marketing agencies, government offices and all 200+ national Olympic committees (paid subscriptions).

Ed Hula is available for interviews. Contact  comment@aroundtherings.com, or text +1 678 665 6680 (no calls accepted).

About Around the Rings

For more than 20 years, AroundTheRings.com has been the only publication devoted to providing original, on-the-scene reporting about the $5 billion dollar business of the Olympic Movement. With a worldwide team of correspondents, Around the Rings provides thorough international sport business news coverage via website, email, print and social media.

For the latest news in the Olympic Movement, follow Around the Rings on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

To schedule an interview with Ed Hula, contact Andrew Murrell  andrew@aroundtherings.com or call +1 (404) 874-1603, ext. 111.

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In 2009, ATR's sister site, World Football INSIDER was launched. INSIDER was the first internet publication to focus on the business of football.

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Sheila S. Hula

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Atlanta, GA

404-874-1603

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Wager on Trump's leaving office rises 10 points this week!!! Why? Here's the rumor.....

Will @realDonaldTrump complete his first term? Price data from from @PredictIt is interesting.

See tweet @Predicitit re-tweeted here:

https://www.expertclick.com/NewsRelease/Will-realDonaldTrump-complete-his-first-term-Price-data-from-from-PredictIt-is-interesting,2020229002.aspx

Will @realDonaldTrump complete his first term? Price data from from @PredictIt is interesting.

We know the Senate isn't going to remove him, and he won't resign.

So, my interpretation is that the market is pricing in risk that he will become seriously ill from COVID.

See the PredictIt press room here:

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PredictIt is an exciting new, real money site that tests your knowledge of political and financial events by letting you make and trade predictions on the future. Taking part in PredictIt is simple and easy. Pick an event you know something about and see what other traders believe is the likelihood it will happen. Do you think they have it right? Or do you think you have the knowledge to beat the wisdom of the crowd?

You may know John Aristotle Phillips – the stateside principal of Predicit for his Wikipedia page John Aristotle Phillips (born August 23, 1955) is a U.S. entrepreneur specializing in political campaigns, who became famous for attempting to design a nuclear weapon while a student.

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The phone number there is: 202-543-8345

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Crisis Management Fails – Live Event Disruption – Manning Suicide Attempt.

FLASH ----- *Talk Radio News

Broadcasting Conferences Postponed/Cancelled;

1) TALKERS Conference on for June 5.

2) Radio industry watchers are by now aware that the National Association of Broadcasters has cancelled April's NAB Show in Las Vegas.

http://www.NewsReleaseWire.com/228974

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Crisis Management Expert Gives Trump Failing Grades in Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

http://www.newsreleasewire.com/228991

Crisis management expert and author Edward Segal today gave President Trump failing grades for his handling of the coronavirus crisis. "The President of the United States is going against important and proven best practices for responding to and managing a crisis, disaster, or other emergency," Segal said.

"From blaming others to making matters worse, Trump is doing and saying things that he should not be doing or saying. His report card for managing the COVID-19 crisis is full of Fs," Segal said.

"Trump's management of this rapidly developing and steadily worsening public health emergency is providing a textbook example for CEOs, senior staff, boards of directors, and managers at companies and organizations what they should not do when — not if — they have to face their own crisis," he said.

"It is unfortunate that, by his own actions and words, Trump is making the crisis worse. He is helping to spread anxiety and misinformation faster than the disease is infecting people," Segal said.

Edward Segal 415-218-8600  EdwardSegalCommunications@gmail.com

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The disruption to the live events industry due to the Pandemic COVID-19 is unprecedented and impossible to escape.

http://www.newsreleasewire.com/228983

The disruption to the live events industry due to the Pandemic COVID-19 is unprecedented and impossible to escape. With the mixed messages coming at us from so many different perspectives, it is difficult to gain clarity. What we may believe personally is sometimes in conflict with the practices organization and business leaders decide to follow. So what is the right path?

The answer: There isn't a simple one. Many industry organizations and business leaders have taken the position that shows, events and business must go on with appropriate precautions. Global, national and local governments are all over the board on prescribed actions, from declaring states of emergency to barring travel. Many organizations are banning business travel altogether, with large companies mandating that employees work virtually and educational institutions closing campuses to students and staff. Event organizers are in regular communication with their members, exhibitors, boards, internal leaders, venues and all event-related vendors. There is no question that this is a time of high stress.

It's Time to Step Up

As indicated in a recent PCMA Convene article, Bill Reed, chief event strategy officer at the American Society of Hematology, encouraged event organizers to step up to the table, take command of the facts and help make the most informed and timely decisions for their individual organizations. Organizations should understand the worse-case scenarios of cancellation by reviewing all contracts and monitoring the essential information coming out from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and other government agencies.

Communicate regularly with your members and key stakeholders. Your website should be updated regularly (best practice is at least once a week, more regularly if your event is within a month), and should indicate that the organization is actively monitoring the situation and that a decision will be made by a certain date as to whether the event will be held, rescheduled or canceled. There are many examples of strong and clear messages posted on association and event websites that include steps being taken to keep the event as safe as possible.

Appropriate Grieving and What If's

Many in my network are taking to social media to express a great sense of loss that accompanies event cancellation. I can relate. I'd be extremely disappointed if my favorite event was cancelled. I would miss that tangible sense of affiliation and reunion as well the content, connections and inspiration one can only experience in a live setting.

Putting on my association event organizer hat, my bottom-line advice is:

1. Step up to the plate and embrace your leadership opportunity.

2. Understand and share contractual obligations related to possible cancellation.

3. Ensure that your team, colleagues, venues and partners are in the loop on any and all decisions.

4. Communicate with members, exhibitors and sponsors on a regular basis and develop FAQs pertinent to all sectors.

5. Develop scenarios for go-forward/cancellation/postponement and virtual delivery options, and devise game plans for all scenarios.

6. Be transparent and empathetic. Coach your teams and colleagues through the process.

7. Reach out to your networks for information, advice and understanding.

This is what we do … we plan, we adjust, we adapt and we move forward.

What has been the most difficult part of making a decision to cancel, postpone or move forward with a live event? What kind of contingency plans were or are in place?

Jeff Hurt -- Velvet Chainsaw Newsletter  jhurt@velvetchainsaw.com 330.474.1047

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Why Did Chelsea Manning Want to Kill Herself -- Answer May Surprise

http://www.newsreleasewire.com/228999

Depression and Suicide runs in my family. My grandmother died by suicide, my mother found her. My great aunt died by sucide, my mother and I found her. I was four years old, and I screamed for days. And I came close enough to dying by suicide that I can tell you what the barrel of my gun tastes like. Spoiler alert, I did not pull the trigger.

I've been asked more than once, why did I want to die. The fact is, that I did not want to die, I just wanted to end the pain. Chances are, most people who are circling up on suicide don't want to die, they just want to end the pain. If they could pull the trigger, and wake up the next day, pain free, that would be ideal, but it doesn't work that way.

My guess is, Chelsea Mannings attempt, wasn't a suicide attempt, it was simply an attempt to end the pain. She'd been held in contempt of court for several months, released and free for a little over a week, and then went back on a contempt charge last May, and couldn't see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Depression and thoughts of suicide are often the result of a hopelessness. A why bother. And she had the three legs of the thoughts of suicide stool. She was socially isolated, she'd given voice to avoiding testifying to the grand jury by starving herself, rather than comply, and I'd wager she had probably thought, as many people do, as I did, that the world would be better place without her. It's called burdensomeness.

So, I do not believe that she wanted to die, she just wanted to end the pain.

Frank King 858.405.5653  frank@thementalhealthcomedian.com

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*5 Steps the Ad Industry is Taking Against the Coronavirus

http://www.NewsReleaseWire.com/228990

From its negative effect on the stock market to employers rethinking the way we work to the mad dash at the grocery store for toilet paper, coronavirus is changing how our world functions. But all hope is not lost.

The advertising and marketing industries are doing their part to stop the spread of the virus and help keep Americans healthy. Read on to see the five ways the industry is addressing the virus and encourage your team to adopt similar policies.

Reviewing content, avoiding insensitivities

With more people working remotely and social distancing, ads that were once perceived as humorous no longer feel appropriate. Hershey just pulled an ad showing strangers hugging and shaking hands after receiving chocolate, while Coors will no longer launch their spot called "Official Beer of 'Working' Remotely" around March Madness. After coronavirus-related complaints, KFC suspended its "Finger Lickin Good" campaign in the United Kingdom.

Over the coming weeks and months, it will be important for brands to avoid any insensitivities associated with COVID-19.

Allowing employees to work from home

To reduce person-to-person transmission, companies across the country are encouraging employees to work from home. Most notably, Google North America, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft have all encouraged employees to work remotely.

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