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Ania Smith Named Chief Executive Officer at TaskRabbit

Former UberEats, Airbnb leader brings international operational experience

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2020 /CNW/ — TaskRabbit, the leading online and mobile service that connects consumers with “Taskers” to handle everyday home improvement tasks and errands, today announced that it has named Ania Smith, former Airbnb and UberEats leader, as the company’s chief executive officer.

Smith brings two decades of strategic and operational expertise with leading consumer technology and management consulting companies. Her career has focused on optimizing marketplaces for growth, including leveraging pricing and operating models to increase revenue, drive customer acquisition and enhance the overall user experience. Additionally, Ania has launched businesses in international markets and has a deep understanding of the strategies associated with scaling operations globally.

“We’re delighted to welcome Ania to TaskRabbit and Ingka Group (IKEA Retail). Ania impressed us with her extensive strategic and operational experience, knowledge of online marketplaces and vast experience

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Destination XL Names Ujjwal Dhoot Chief Marketing Officer

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Destination XL Group Inc. has promoted chief digital officer Ujjwal Dhoot to chief marketing officer, effective Aug. 2.

In this new position, Dhoot will oversee all aspects of DXL’s brand positioning, performance marketing, creative strategy and lifecycle marketing for the company’s 320 stores, e-commerce business and mobile app.

Dhoot joined the Canton, Mass.-based big and tall men’s retailer in December 2019, and served as head of marketing on an interim basis during the pandemic.

“At DXL, we pride ourselves on offering an exceptional fit and brand selection focused solely on the big and tall customer, as well as our best-in-class in-store experience and the close personal relationships that exist with our associates and guests,” he said. “As we evolve digitally, we will expand upon those key attributes, leveraging data and insights to build an even greater understanding of our guests to drive focused

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Coal should play no part in post-coronavirus recoveries, U.N. chief says

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Coal should play no part in any country’s post-coronavirus stimulus plan and economic recovery should align with global climate goals, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a lecture to Chinese students.

“There is no such thing as clean coal, and coal should have no place in any rational recovery plan,” Guterres told an online audience of students and researchers in a lecture organised by Tsinghua University late on Thursday.

“It is deeply concerning that new coal power plants are still being planned and financed, even though renewables offer three times more jobs, and are now cheaper than coal in most countries,” he said.

China is a major consumer of coal and is still developing new coal mines and power projects while also making efforts to develop green energy.

China’s 2020 cap on coal-fired power capacity allows another 60 gigawatts to go into operation, though it is

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