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COVID-19 Will Make Face-to-Face Conferences a Luxury Experience

For a lot of business leaders, particularly those involved in outward-facing roles, conferences have been a staple of working life for decades. Whether by the shores of a frozen lake in Colorado or in the ballroom of a soulless hotel in Topeka, Kan., we can all recognize the props and stage setting: the name tags, the printed list of delegates, the sponsorship banners, the awkward conversations at the bar among people trying to skip straight to level two or three of acquaintance.

It doesn’t matter if your usual milieu is the World Economic Forum at Davos or the Kansas Association of Mappers (Capitol Plaza, Topeka—genuinely), the effects of the pandemic have been a great leveler. We have all been grounded, confined and locked down, unable to travel anywhere or mix in large groups. Into the sudden void have stepped online platforms, like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, and what were going

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  • October 23, 2020
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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard come face-to-face in U.K. court for explosive showdown

Day one of Johnny Depp’s libel trial in the U.K. kicked off on Tuesday as he and Amber Heard came face-to-face for the first time in years. The Aquaman actress looked on as Depp testified that while he’s taken “every drug known to man” he is not the “monster” she has made him out to be, setting up what looks to be an explosive three weeks in court.

Depp is suing News Group Newspapers (NGN), owner of the Sun, and the tabloid’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over a 2018 article which called him a “wife-beater.” Heard has remained steadfast in her claims that she was the victim of domestic abuse in over 13 incidents from 2013 to 2016, which the Pirates of the Caribbean star vehemently denies.

“The Defendants will suggest that either Mr. Depp is a pathological liar or his excessive alcohol and drug abuse have detached him

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