Social Network Entre Promoted as a LinkedIn Competitor

Freelancers and entrepreneurs searching for an alternative to LinkedIn should take a look at a new social network called Entre. It’s been designed to supply everything needed on idn poker online to kickstart your enterprise in one spot.

Small Business Trends contacted Michael Marra, the CEO/Founder at Entre, to find out how this product folds into The Future of Work.

“Entre is a social network for entrepreneurs, investors, freelancers, and anyone that is self-employed,” he writes. “Our mobile and web app makes it easier for entrepreneurs to network, start and grow their businesses online.”
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Like a lot of good products, it was born from personal experience. Marra explains.

“I started Entre from my own struggles finding like-minded people to connect with when I quit my job as a Civil Engineer. There wasn’t a place and easy way to get started as an entrepreneur.”

There’s a free mobile and web app. Marra stresses how Entre brings everything entrepreneurs need together under one roof. That’s a bonus, he says, that was hard to find.

“Entrepreneurship is completely fragmented,” he says. “Entrepreneurs are using 8-12 different platforms to network, start, and grow their businesses.”

This alternative to LinkedIn seeks to streamline the process for startups.

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“If they’re just starting out, they can ask questions, get feedback on an idea and find their co-founders,” Marra says. “Entrepreneurs can also get the support they need from a community of like-minded people.”

Things to think about top Hallyu entertainer Kim Soo-hyun

A lighthearted comedy named It’s Okay To Not Be Okay, which rotates around the romantic tale between an enemy of social kids’ book essayist and mental ward overseer will be his first show nonton drakor baru in quite a while.

Here are 10 things to think about the top Hallyu entertainer who is fronting the dramatization close by entertainer Seo Ye Ji.

He has a great deal of grants added to his repertoire

Soo-hyun is no more interesting to grant functions and has won various acting, style and prominence grants all through his vocation.

A portion of his most striking achievements incorporate winning Best Actor (Television) for his function in the enormous hit dramatization Moon Embracing The Sun, which additionally won Best Drama at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards and Best New Actor for the film Secretly, Gently at the 50th Grand Bell Awards and 50th Baeksang Arts Awards.

He was likewise granted the Grand Prize (Daesang) continuously at the seventh and eighth Korea Drama Awards for My Love from the Star and The Producers.

He’s known as South Korea’s CF King

Because of the accomplishment of his shows, Soo-hyun has supported an amazing number of items. At the point when he featured in Moon Embracing the Sun, he had his face on 17 unique items extending from cafés to lager to gadgets simultaneously.

At the point when My Love from the Star detonated in ubiquity through Asia, he had an amazing 35 nearby and worldwide support bargains in 2014 alone.

He was positioned at the DMZ during his military

In spite of the fact that Soo-hyun has a previous heart condition and was initially assigned as a public assistance laborer, he experienced an extra physical assessment to be cleared for well-trained.

An exceptional student during his essential preparing, he was alloted to the first Reconnaissance Battalion, which is positioned at the DMZ or neutral territory among North and South Korea.

Part of his obligations included watching the zone while paying special mind to foe ambushes and looking for dynamic land mines. He even gotten an early advancement as a Sergeant for his extraordinary direct.

Gus Hansen, Ilari Sahamies Top Performers in Full Tilt Cash Games So Far in October

Gus Hansen is on another heater on Full Tilt Judi Online.

“The Great Dane” is up almost $1.4 million dollars on the site since the start of October, making him far and away the biggest winner so far this month. Hansen has been putting in a great deal of time on the site so far this month, having played a total of 12,806 hands in October (according to All of Hansen’s gains in October have come from Omaha Hi/Lo and HORSE – Gus has banked an estimated $918k playing Omaha Hi/Lo, and an additional $500k+ playing HORSE this month. Thanks to his strong start in October, Gus has returned to profitability in 2008 on Full Tilt, and is currently up about $570k on the year.

Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies has cooled off of a bit since his scorching start to October – however, “Ziigmund” is still up an estimated $550k after the first ten days of the month. “Ziigmund” has been a fixture in the high-stakes No Limit Hold’em games that have been running on Full Tilt in October, and he can thank some very big hands against friend and fellow Finn Patrik Antonius for his strong month. “Ziigmund” is up about $622k in 2008.

The top five biggest cash game winners on the site so far in October is rounded out by “notallthere11” (+$474k), “EazyPeazy” (+$413k) and Tom “durrrr” Dwan (+$296k). Phil Ivey (+$231k), David Benefield (+$201k) and Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond (+$160k) have all had strong starts to the month as well.

As mentioned, Patrik Antonius has not been faring too well in the high-stakes No Limit Hold’em games that have been running on Full Tilt this month. He has been involved in a number of very big pots with Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, and has come out the loser in practically every hand. Antonius, considered by most to be one of the top five poker players in the world, has dropped an estimated $740k so far in October. No Limit Hold’em has been particularly rough to Antonius, as he has dropped an estimated $1.06 million dollars over just 869 tracked hands.

David Benyamine, who is seemingly always near the top of the cash game leaderboard, has dropped an estimated $560k so far in October. Jani “KObyTAPOUT” Vilmunen, another successful Finnish poker player, has dropped over $460k over just 1,160 hands.


Poker is not an easy game. It’s easy enough to learn, but it can be tough and to be truly successful requires guts and smarts.

You see that play out when you watch beginners lose pots with the top five trouble hands. But the fact of the matter is some hands are just simply harder for new Situs Poker Online players to play than others.

However, there are five poker hands that are difficult both for beginners and pros. The big difference however is that the pros know how to fold these hands much quicker.


To everyone who is just starting out or is in the intermediate stages of poker, here’s some advice. Ace-jack is not a premium hand. In fact, it’s not really even a good hand. Sure, it looks cool when you peel back your two off the felt but the fact is, it isn’t.

Unless you’re heads-up, you have to treat Ace-Jack the same as Ace-Ten rather than playing it as if it’s Ace-King.


More than any other hand, the king-ten has been called the “sucker’s hand”. If you’re holding this hand, know that there are a lot more boards that will give you the second nuts or a bad beat than boards that will win you the pot. If you don’t flop broadway, you’re in a tight spot.

Flopping top pair of kings will almost certainly pit you against a king with a higher kicker. Flopping a pair of tens is rarely the top pair, and if it’s not, you have straights to look out for. Flopping two pair again puts you at risk against a straight, and you’re going to run into more two pair-versus-sets scenarios with this hand, because people are playing all the pocket tens and pocket kings they’re dealt.


This one’s like the king-ten, but a little less ominous. Because it is not as risky, some players see this hand as being more powerful than it really is. If you flop two pair, you’re going to have to watch out for sets, and you still have to be concerned about kicker problems on one pair.

This hand is better left in the unwanted pile or discarded than played too often.


This is the second-most-overplayed hand in poker. Pocket jacks is a top-five hand and is a killer hand when compared to almost any hand you can be dealt. But, if you raise it pre-flop, the only hands that ever call you are far ahead, or a coin flip (excluding the odd lower pair).

However, if played properly, this can be a very profitable hand. When you play it too much though, as beginners tend to, it will cost you a large portion of your roll. No matter how strong your hand was before the flop, after the flop (unless you hit your set) you only have one pair.


The dreaded Ace-queen is the biggest trouble hand for many people. Many pros will tell you they have given away a lot of their chps on a big click with big chick. The Ace-Queen is not a top 10 hand but does make it into the top 20.

For the sake of this discussion, we will consider Ace-Queen off suit and Ace-Queen suited together. Obviously, Ace-Queen suited is a stronger hand. Practically speaking, however, this shouldn’t have a tremendous impact your decision making. Think of it more as a tiebreaker in marginal situations. If you’re on the fence and it’s suited, lean toward playing; if it’s off suit, lean toward passing.

The Ace-Queen is a hand that plays well against short stacks and is useful for both raising short stacks and calling raises from short stacks. It also plays well when you’re on the short stack, as other players are likely to call your raises with a range that includes a lot of combinations that Ace-Queen dominates.

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About China’s New ‘Hypersonic’ Nuclear Death Machine

Nervous ripples spread across U.S. social media Monday night (Sept. 30), as reports spread of China unveiling a scary-sounding new nuclear missile at a military parade.

The missile is designed to move very fast, even for a ballistic missile. (That’s why they call it “hypersonic.”) It approaches its target at a lower altitude. And it can make abrupt changes in direction that make it hard to track or hit with an interceptor.

An Associated Press tweet put the news in particularly alarming terms.

“China’s military shows off a new hypersonic ballistic nuclear missile believed capable of breaching all existing anti-missile shields deployed by the U.S. and its allies,” the AP wrote above a link to an article describing the event.
The AP isn’t wrong. The Dongfeng-17, described as a “hypersonic glider,” is specifically designed to be more difficult than usual to knock out of the sky, according to multiple news reports. But Americans don’t need to worry that China is suddenly able to breach the safety and security of U.S. missile defenses. That’s because U.S. missile defenses aren’t safe or secure at all, experts have long said.

As Laura Grego, a senior scientists and expert in nuclear issues at the Union of Concerned Scientists wrote back in 2017, the only shield the U.S. has is the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD). But the GMD basically doesn’t work. It’s not well-tested, Grego said. In tests conducted under ideal conditions — no bad weather, no countermeasures — the GMD has only been able to knock a missile out of the sky four out of 10 times. In the real world, she wrote, we should expect them to work even less often.

It’s just very hard to hit a missile with a missile in outer space.

Temporary policy change lets visitors with job offers apply for work permits without leaving Canada

Visitors with a job offer can now apply for a work permit and, upon approval, receive such permit without needing to leave the country, care of a temporary public policy change.

Effective immediately, individuals who have a valid status as a visitor, who were in Canada on Aug. 24 and who stayed in the country since, who have a valid job offer and who comply with all the other admissibility requirements can apply for an employer-specific work permit, according to a news release from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Applications must be submitted by Mar. 31, 2021 and should include a Labour Market Impact Assessment or an LMIA-exempt offer of employment. All visitors who comply with the aforementioned criteria may apply, including super visa holders, business visitors, and persons who entered Canada through a Global Skills Strategy work permit exemption.

Eligible applicants who meet all the criteria and who held a valid work permit within the past 12 months may also start working for a new employer prior to the full approval of their work permit applications by following the required steps.

The temporary policy change aims to benefit both visitors and employers. The government seeks to address the situation in which, following air travel restrictions, visitors could not leave the country. Some foreign workers also needed to change their status to visitor due to the expiry of their work permit and the lack of a new job offer to apply for a new work permit. The change is expected to help these individuals maintain their valid legal status.

“This exemption from the normal temporary work permit requirements is aimed at removing barriers to create a more agile workforce that leverages visitors with the skills and experience to accelerate our economic recovery,” said Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco E.L. Mendicino.

Employers, notably those providing important goods and services to Canadians and who are experiencing labour and skills shortages amid the pandemic, may potentially also benefit from this change.

Before, those applying as temporary residents to Canada typically had to apply for their work permits before arriving in the country. Visitors to Canada who received approvals for their work permits were also required to leave the country and then return before they could receive their work permits.

Algorithmic policing risks intensifying systemic racism, harm privacy and Charter rights: report

A new report on algorithmic policing technologies is calling for a moratorium on their use until the Government carries out a comprehensive examination of their human rights implications and necessary legal reforms.

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School and the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law released the report, “To Surveil and Predict: A Human Rights Analysis of Algorithmic Policing in Canada,” on Tuesday. The report states that two police services – Vancouver and Saskatoon – have confirmed they are currently using or developing predictive algorithmic technologies, and other police forces have acquired technologies that provide that capability.

The report warns that these technologies risk reinforcing systemic bias against Black and Indigenous people and threaten the privacy and Charter rights of everyone. The Canadian legal system is currently without sufficient safeguards to ensure algorithmic policing is applied constitutionally and with the proper regulatory, judicial and legislative oversight, states the report.

“The top line finding is that there are algorithmic policing technologies being used and under development and consideration in Canada,” says Cynthia Khoo, a research fellow at the Citizen Lab and a technology and human rights lawyer.

“There’s enough evidence to show that there’s a tremendous risk of human rights violations if we’re not careful about the implementation of these technologies, and in deciding whether you even use them at all.”

Algorithmic policing technology are a variety of different tools which draw inferences from mass-data-processing to predict potential unlawful activity or analyse data through automated surveillance. The technology complements traditional investigative methods and allows police to more effectively allocate resources. Facial recognition, automated license plate readers and social media surveillance algorithms are forms of this technology. In general, its use is more widespread in the U.S. and the UK than in Canada, said the report.

The report warns that because of the use of historical police data, historically marginalized groups may find themselves fed through a “negative feedback loop.” Past systemic bias will be multiplied because the algorithm will read the historic bias as reason to label them a heightened risk.

“There are critical questions to be answered regarding whether algorithmic surveillance technologies should be used at all given known problems regarding inaccuracy, ineffectiveness, and biases in the technologies,” says Kate Robertson report co-author, Citizen Lab research fellow and criminal defence lawyer at Markson Law in Toronto.

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions and departures: Sept. 2 update

Welcome to this week’s roundup of movements among major law firms, in which we sum up significant hires, promotions, departures and other announcements.


The Toronto-based firm has appointed Kimberly Srivastava as its new managing partner. Srivastava is a litigator who has participated in cases with issues involving human rights, education accommodation, disability accommodation and sexual harassment. She has acted for clients before the Human Rights Tribunal, the Divisional Court and the Social Benefits Tribunal.
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Daniel J. Michaluk has joined BLG as a partner in its Toronto office and as a member of its corporate commercial group. Michaluk has experience in the fields of privacy, cybersecurity and freedom of information.

“Our clients will also benefit greatly from his education and public sector expertise, as well as his nearly 20 years’ experience,” said Frank Callaghan, national group head of the firm’s corporate and capital markets group.

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Tim Duncan is a partner in the insolvency and restructuring group of the Toronto-based firm. Duncan is a litigator who has advised debtors and creditors under operational and financial distress and who has experience in the areas of commercial re-organizations, bankruptcies, receiverships and restructurings proceedings under the CBCA, CCAA and BIA.

More healthcare deals to come under Investment Act scrutiny in wake of Covid-19: Stikeman lawyer

The federal government’s intention to scrutinize foreign investments in the Canadian healthcare industry in a post-pandemic world underscores the importance of assessing any potential national security concerns early on in the deal making process, says Michael Laskey, a partner in Stikeman Elliott’s Competition & Foreign Investment Group.

“We’re going to see [the government] take a more careful look at these kinds of situations, situations where critical health production could be moving outside the country,” Laskey says. While he doesn’t think that this will necessarily mean more blocked transactions, it will likely mean “longer reviews, more questions being asked and ultimately more commitments” from potential acquirers when it comes to things like maintaining jobs in Canada, capital expenditure in Canada, where production will be based, and access to the products or services for Canadians.

The Investment Review Division of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada said in a memo released in April that while each investment will continue to be examined on its own merits, it will scrutinize foreign direct investments of any value, controlling or non-controlling, in Canadian businesses that are related to public health or involved in the supply of critical goods and services to Canadians or to the government. As well, the memo says the Innovation Minister could also requesting additional information or extensions of timelines for review as authorized by the Investment Canada Act, in order to ensure that the government can fully assess these investments.

Even non-control transactions that typically are not subject to a filing requirement, or where the parties involved may not consider national security to be a material factor, could be examined.

In its memo, the IRD specifically raised concerns about Canadian businesses seeing valuations decline because of the pandemic and worries that these declines could lead to “opportunistic investment behaviour.” The Minister may request additional information or extensions of timelines for review as authorized by the ICA, to ensure that the government can fully assess these investments.

Despite this new scrutiny, the federal government is expected to continue to strongly support foreign direct investment, Laskey says, but concerns of national security regarding the country’s healthcare sector will take more priority. He said that the government, and Canadians, are sensitive to the need for Canada to have the healthcare capacity to deal with situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic. He points to the shortages of Personal Protective Equipment in the early days of the pandemic in Canada, and statements from governments like the U.S. saying they want to ensure that their own populations have access to vaccines and other coronavirus-related healthcare products and treatments which could hurt Canadians.

Laskey adds that in his experience, there is “always a compromise to be reached,” and that the appropriate balance of national security concerns and net benefits to Canada can, and likely will, be achieved. However, investment by State Owned Enterprises, or investors seen to being tied to foreign governments can expect greater scrutiny. Sensitivity around SOE investment in Canada has regularly been an issue, whether it comes to technology, resources, and now healthcare.

“Foreign investors will have to be respectful of the process,” Laskey says, and will have to build into the planning and preparation, but ultimately we’ll see successful outcomes. “I don’t see a wave of blocked deals, or a wave of deals where the requirements are so burdensome that they are uneconomical.”

Four late-stage cancer patients granted legal exemption to use magic mushrooms for therapy

Federal Minister of Health Patty Hajdu has approved the application by four terminal Canadian cancer patients to use psilocybin, commonly known as magic mushrooms or shrooms, for their end-of-life therapy.

The patients’ application invoked s. 56 (1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, SC 1996, c 19, which gives the federal health minister the power to grant an exemption from any provision of the legislation upon the belief that the exemption is needed for a medical or scientific purpose or is in the public interest.

This is the first time that anyone has been publicly granted an exemption to access psychedelic therapy under the legislation, and also the first time that any patient has legally used the compound since it was first declared illegal in the country back in 1974, said a news release from TheraPsil, a non-profit coalition that fights for compassionate legal access to psilocybin therapy for palliative Canadians.

“Although it has taken a long time we are impressed with [the federal health minister’s and the government’s] willingness to listen to patients who have not been heard and to shift focus and policy to accommodate their interests and protect their needs,” said Dr. Bruce Tobin, founder and chairman of TheraPsil.

Tobin and TheraPsil had supported the four patients with their application, which was initiated in 2017 and initially denied in March this year. Upon review, however, the four patients received approvals on compassionate grounds.

Laurie Brooks, one of the four patients granted an approval, said that she hoped that “this is just the beginning and that soon all Canadians will be able to access psilocybin, for therapeutic use, to help with the pain they are experiencing, without having to petition the government for months to gain permission.”

TheraPsil said in the news release that it expected other applications seeking exemptions under the legislation to follow.

“The recent grant of the section 56 exemption by the Minister of Health for the legal use of psilocybin may represent a watershed moment for further exemptions on a similar basis,” said McMillan LLP in a news release.