“When Brent first joined the team in October as an advisor, I knew that he was the perfect fit to help lead our team into our next phase of growth,” said Shervin Pishevar, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Hyperloop One. “With Brent’s extensive background in web building innovative and high-growth companies, such as Uber, Google and Microsoft, we’re confident that his appointment to the dual role of COO and CFO will propel this company forward and help us to fully realize our vision for Hyperloop One. He is an incredible asset for us not only with fund-raising, but with team building as our company continues its march towards full-scale testing and commercial implementation of our Hyperloop.” Callinicos will continue to focus on refining Hyperloop One’s business planning and project finance strategy. He will also play a major role with Hyperloop One’s Series C round of financing this year as the team expects to double in size and eventually raise billions of dollars in project financing as it builds the world’s first Hyperloop. “Brent immediately provided huge credibility with the investment community, and as we continue to deepen our customer relationships in Europe, the Middle East and around the world, Brent will provide us with the management bench strength we need to stay focused on execution,” says Rob Lloyd, CEO of Hyperloop One. “Our Global Challenge identified potentially billions of dollars in projects worldwide, 20 of them with government support, and developing these opportunities will be a big priority for the team.” “In my short time at Hyperloop One, I have realized that this is a company that is changing the way that the world works,” said Brent Callinicos. “I’ve rarely seen an engineering and business team execute this quickly on an amazing global opportunity. I am excited for the challenges my new roles will bring and even more excited about working with this team to build a revolutionary mode of transportation.” Prior to joining the company, Mr. Callinicos served as the Chief Financial Officer at Uber Technologies from 2013 to 2015. Prior to Uber, Callinicos was VP, Treasurer and Chief Accountant at Google from 2007 to 2013. He also ran Google’s green energy investment portfolio.
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Matip was called up despite retiring from international football in 2015 and Cameroon’s FA failed to confirm if he could play club football while the finals are taking place in Gabon. FIFA rules state that a player who refuses an international call-up cannot be selected for his club side. But Liverpool said in a statement on Friday that all charges against the club and player had been dismissed by FIFA. “Following FIFA’s ruling, the club now considers the player available for selection,” the Merseysiders added on their website (www.liverpoolfc.com). Klopp had told reporters earlier on Friday: “It’s difficult because there is not a lot of training time.” Liverpool asked for guidance on Matip’s eligibility after a complaint was made to FIFA by Cameroon’s soccer federation (FECAFOOT) concerning his call-up. He was withdrawn from Liverpool’s squad helpful post for the 1-1 Premier league draw at Manchester United last Sunday as the club sought clarity from FIFA on his eligibility and also missed Wednesday’s 1-0 FA Cup third-round replay win at Plymouth Argyle. Cameroon did not ask https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bN1f1rs_q2c FIFA to stop Matip playing for Liverpool but they did not give permission for him to play either because it would have caused an outcry in the country with eight players having turned down call-ups for the finals. Liverpool can cut Chelsea’s lead at the top of the table to four points with a victory over bottom side Swansea City on Saturday as the pacesetters are not in action until Sunday. Klopp is hopeful that defender Nathaniel Clyne and midfielder Jordan Henderson will also be available.
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