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Integrated Appoints Matt Ackermann to Chief Content Officer Role

With one hundred and fifty advisors, one hundred and twenty-seven CPAs and forty-five regional offices across the United States, and more than eight billion in brokerage and advisory assets, Integrated has built our reputation advisor by advisor, client by client.

Media inquiries: Jason To discreetly inquire about what joining our growth-oriented culture can look like for you as a financial advisor, please contact: Rob Keith ### About Integrated Partners Since 1996, Integrated Partners has been helping financial advisors to achieve their entrepreneurial vision.

Ackermann will focus on reaching financial advisors across the industry who are interested in a growth partner, without sacrificing control of their businesses.

20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integrated Partners, a national financial planning and registered investment advisory firm, has appointed Matt Ackermann to the role of Chief Content Officer.

Integrated supports advisors by offering a completely customizable open architecture business environment: technology, investment management, advanced planning, CPA partner program, family office platform, custody, marketing, public relations, MA, succession planning and comprehensive business counsel.

Image of article 'Universal Credit fury: Claimant breaks down as he details 'insulting' £27-a-month offer'

Universal Credit fury: Claimant breaks down as he details 'insulting' £27-a-month offer

More than 5.6 million households in the UK rely on Universal Credit just to get by.

DON'T MISS Pension freedoms slammed as 'blight' on Britons as over £30 mil lost [EXCLUSIVE] TV licence fury: Pensioners demand Boris 'come good' on broken promise [FURY] State pension age change: 50s women 'robbed' of 'earned dues' [INSIGHT] He added: "Now I'm just doing cash-in-hand painting and decorating just to make ends meet.

READ MORE: State pension age change: When will the UK state pension age rise?

Matt told LBC's Shelagh Fogarty that the Universal Credit social security scheme for those on a low income or out of work has been "an insult".

It also reveals that for more than four out of five (84 percent) Universal Credit payments are not enough to cover food, rent bills, or other living costs.

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Image of article 'nexAir acquires Atlanta-based medical gas supplier'

nexAir acquires Atlanta-based medical gas supplier

ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- nexAir announced Friday that it has acquired the business operations and customers of Atlanta Medical Gases, LLC ("Atlanta Medical Gases"), a medical gas supplier located in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

The healthcare customers of Atlanta Medical Gases will complement nexAir's strong medical gas presence in the greater Atlanta area and will benefit from a broad range of offerings nexAir provides to ensure the success of its customers.

"The addition of the strong customer relationships at Atlanta Medical Gases to our current healthcare-related services and operations will be beneficial to everyone and expand nexAir's customer base in the greater Atlanta area," according to Bill Proctor, nexAir's President.

Proctor added, "nexAir is committed to a seamless transition for the customers of Atlanta Medical Gases and will provide the same high level of quality and service the customers have come to expect from Atlanta Medical Gases."

In addition to industrial, medical and specialty gases and welding supplies, nexAir also distributes specialized medical equipment, automation welding equipment and dry ice.

Image of article 'DJI Pocket 2 4K Action Cam Gains HDR Video, Enhanced Audio And Versatile Modular Accessory Base'

DJI Pocket 2 4K Action Cam Gains HDR Video, Enhanced Audio And Versatile Modular Accessory Base

If you step up to the Pocket 2 Creator Combo, you get the aforementioned accessories plus a wide-angle lens, Do-It-All handle, Micro Tripod and Wireless Microphone + Windscreen for $499.

The DJI Pocket 2 can be purchased starting today with a base price of $349.

Modular accessories that can hook up to the Pocket 2 include a Micro Tripod, and an aptly-named Do-It-All Handle that includes a tripod base, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity, speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack and a wireless microphone receiver.

Incorporated into the Pocket 2 is a new modular design, which allows you to plug accessories onto the bottom portion of the handle.

DJI has also overhauled audio on the Pocket 2 thanks to the new DJI Matrix Stereo system.

Image of article 'A new reboot of the iconic Eastern Air Lines is flying between New York and Cabo this winter for under $250 round-trip'

A new reboot of the iconic Eastern Air Lines is flying between New York and Cabo this winter for under $250 round-trip

Eastern Airlines will operate the twice-weekly flights to the Mexican vacation destination, departing from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and currently selling for unusually low introductory fares of under $250 round-trip.

January saw its first flight of the reincarnated airline between New York and Guayaquil, Ecuador, operating the first scheduled passenger flight under the Eastern name in nearly 30 years, but with a completely different look and feel.

Planes were painted in the iconic blue and white livery complete with Eastern's original logo but it was largely a novelty as the average flyer couldn't book a flight on the new airline.

The new route to Los Cabos will be the airline's fourth from New York and sixth overall as Eastern also operates two routes to South America from Miami.

The return flight departs the same days at 3:30 p.m., arriving back in New York at 11:40 p.m. Flights on most Eastern routes aren't daily and passengers expecting the Eastern Air Lines of yesteryear will be disappointed.

Image of article 'Hearst UK Promotes Lydia Slater to Editor of British Harper’s Bazaar'

Hearst UK Promotes Lydia Slater to Editor of British Harper’s Bazaar

Slater will continue working with a team that includes creative director Jo Goodby, acting deputy editor Frances Hedges, group fashion director Avril Mair and digital editor Sarah Karmali.

Lydia Slater has been named editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar UK.

Before taking up the role of acting editor in chief, Slater had previously served as deputy editor of the title.

Slater was named acting editor in chief after Justin Picardie left the title in September of 2019.

LONDON — Hearst UK has promoted Lydia Slater to editor in chief of the British edition of Harper’s Bazaar and charged her with overseeing its print, digital, and “experiential offering.”

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GM spending $2B to transition Tennessee plant for electric vehicles (NYSE:GM

General Motors' (NYSE:GM) Spring Hill, TN assembly plant will become the company's third manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles.

The new Cadillac LYRIQ will be the first EV produced at Spring Hill, with production of the traditionally-powered XT6 and XT5 also to continue there.

Alongside, the company is confirming investments in five other Michigan plants for future crossover and full-size pickup production, bringing the total investment to more than $2B.

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Iridium Communications: Q3 Earnings Insights

Looking Ahead Iridium Communications hasn't issued any earnings guidance for the time being.

Iridium Communications hasn't issued any revenue guidance for the time being.

How To Listen To The Conference Call Date: Oct 20, 2020 Time: 08:30 AM ET Webcast URL: Action 52-week high: $32.08 52-week low: $16.87 Price action over last quarter: down 0.21% Company Overview Iridium Communications Inc is a United States based company which offers voice and data communications services and products to businesses, U.S. and international government agencies and other customer on a global basis.

Reaching across land, sea, and air, including the polar regions, Iridium's solutions are ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities.

Iridium also provides service to subscribers from the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as other civil and government agencies around the world.

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Image of article 'Recap: Travelers Companies Q3 Earnings'

Recap: Travelers Companies Q3 Earnings

Shares of Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) rose 1% in pre-market trading after the company reported Q3 results.

Quarterly Results Earnings per share increased 118.18% year over year to $3.12, which missed the estimate of $3.16.

Revenue of $8,275,000,000 higher by 3.27% year over year, which beat the estimate of guidance hasn't been issued by the company for now.

Conference Call Details Date: Oct 20, 2020 Time: 09:00 AM ET Webcast URL: Action Company's 52-week high was at $142.22 Company's 52-week low was at $76.99 Price action over last quarter: down 5.44% Company Overview Travelers offers a broad product range and participates in both commercial and personal insurance lines.

Its commercial operations offer a variety of coverage types for companies of any size but concentrate on serving midsize businesses.

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ProcessUnity and Dun & Bradstreet join hands to provide financial data for third party risk management (NYSE:DNB

The D&B Connector seamlessly incorporates objective financial health assessments into ProcessUnity’s vendor risk platform for enhanced vendor due diligence.

“Our collective partnership ensures clients have access to the global financial risk data needed to make more informed decisions not only during initial vendor onboarding but also throughout the lifecycle of the relationship, said Brian Alster, General Manager, Dun & Bradstreet Third-Party Risk & Compliance Solutions.

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Image of article 'Recap: Procter & Gamble Q1 Earnings'

Recap: Procter & Gamble Q1 Earnings

Sales outside its home turf represent around 55% of the firm's consolidated total, with around one third coming from emerging markets.

How To Listen To The Conference Call Date: Oct 20, 2020 Time: 08:30 AM ET Webcast URL: high: $145.87 Company's 52-week low was at $94.34 Price action over last quarter: Up 8.54% Company Overview Since its founding in 1837, Procter Gamble has become one of the world's largest consumer product manufacturers, generating more than $70 billion in annual sales.

Looking Ahead Proctor Gamble raised FY21 GAAP EPS growth in a range of 4%-9%.

Quarterly Results Earnings per share increased 18.98% year over year to $1.63, which beat the estimate of $1.41.

Shares of Procter Gamble (NYSE:PG) moved higher by 2% in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.

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Pentair: Q3 Earnings Insights

Shares of Pentair (NYSE:PNR) moved higher by 2.4% in pre-market trading after the company reported Q3 results.

Quarterly Results Earnings per share rose 20.69% year over year to $0.70, which beat the estimate of $0.51.

Revenue of $798,500,000 up by 11.90% year over year, which beat the estimate of guidance hasn't been issued by the company for now.

Revenue guidance hasn't been issued by the company for now.

Conference Call Details Date: Oct 20, 2020 Time: 09:00 AM ET Webcast URL: Stock Performance Company's 52-week high was at $50.58 52-week low: $22.01 Price action over last quarter: Up 16.23% Company Profile Pentair is a global leader in the water treatment industry, with 10,000 employees and a presence in 34 countries.

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Image of article 'The Sims 4’s new Japanese-inspired winter expansion coming Nov. 13'

The Sims 4’s new Japanese-inspired winter expansion coming Nov. 13

Players will be able to engage in new activities with their Sims — particularly, winter sports.

The Sims team tempered fan expectation for Snowy Escape earlier this month, noting that a few eagerly-anticipated requests would not be included in the expansion.

As far as more general gameplay options go, EA described two new features: Lifestyles and Sentiments, which are expected to add “more depth to Sims’ personalities and relationships.”

“The expansion pack offers traditional and modern furniture options for players to design their sanctuary, with unique architectural styles and pieces including shoji doors, windows and screens, tatami mats and paper lanterns,” Electronic Arts said in a news release.

The Sims 4’s next expansion is called Snowy Escape, and it adds a new Japanese-inspired winter neighborhood called Mt. Komorebi, publisher Electronic Arts announced Tuesday.

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Indian Army Captures Chinese Soldier Who 'Strayed' Across Ladakh Border

A Chinese PLA soldier has been apprehended by the Indian Army in the western Himalayan border region of Ladakh on Monday, where both sides have been locked in a fierce border dispute which over the summer broke into hand-to-hand clashes that left at least 20 Indian troops killed.

While the Chinese side has kept quiet about it, Indian military officials say the lone Chinese soldier appears to have strayed across the contested border line where thousands on each side have been based amid a military build-up.

Indian media is so far widely reporting the soldier is expected to be returned based on official statements.

"The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier was captured in the Demchok area of eastern Ladakh and would be returned after the completion of formalities," the Indian Army said according to Al Jazeera.

It's unclear how quickly the soldier is expected to be returned to the Chinese side, but it's a very rare occurrence, also coming at a moment of continued high tensions.

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Image of article 'Charging is better than ever on the Pixel 5 with these wireless chargers'

Charging is better than ever on the Pixel 5 with these wireless chargers

While this is a solution that so far seems to work pretty well, it does mean that the Pixel 5 might be more particular about placement on a wireless charger than most phones.

This means that you can use the cable and wall charger that your Pixel 5 came with to power it, and simply unplug the pad and plug in your phone when you need a top-off faster than 15W wireless will provide.

Of the EPP wireless chargers on the market today, I'm especially fond of the Anker PowerWave Alloy because it supports Power Delivery input.

Wireless charging gets better with every generation of Pixel phones, and the Pixel 5 seems to have made things easier than ever by using the same 15W EPP (Extended Power Profile) Qi standard that other manufacturers like LG have been using for years.

These are the best Pixel 5 wireless chargers, including pads and stands.

Image of article 'Dr. Scott Gottlieb: U.S. about 'a week away from a rapid acceleration' of coronavirus cases'

Dr. Scott Gottlieb: U.S. about 'a week away from a rapid acceleration' of coronavirus cases

On "Squawk Box" on Monday morning, Gottlieb said, "We're going to have to get through this next wave without the benefit of protective immunity from a vaccine."

While noting he’s optimistic about vaccine trials, Gottlieb said the first patients given inoculations under emergency use, if it's granted, won't have protective immunity until early 2021.

Echoing similar comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, Gottlieb said the holiday season and family gatherings are especially precarious for the spread of coronavirus because that’s when people let their guard down.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb is warning that the United States is about "a week away from seeing a rapid acceleration in cases” of Covid-19 as the number of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations surge.

Disclosure: Scott Gottlieb is a CNBC contributor and is a member of the boards of Pfizer, genetic testing start-up Tempus and biotech company Illumina.

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Image of article 'Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Update       -       Real Estate and Construction       -       Canada'

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Update - Real Estate and Construction - Canada

CERS will provide a subsidy for eligible fixed property expenses, including rent and interest on commercial mortgages.

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy On October 9, 2020, the Government of Canada announced the introduction of the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy ("CERS"), which replaces the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program.

Below is a summary of the Government of Canada's announcement regarding the introduction of the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, which will provide rent support to organizations that are experiencing declines in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada: Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Update 20 October 2020 Blaney McMurtry LLP To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on

The subsidy will be provided directly to tenants through Canada Revenue Agency, while also providing support to property owners.

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Image of article 'Crown overlooked 'suspicious' reports: AUSTRAC'

Crown overlooked 'suspicious' reports: AUSTRAC

Statements by Crown and AUSTRAC on Monday revealed the federal agency was investigating whether Chinese VIP junket operators with links to organised crime used Crown's casino in Melbourne for illegal activities.

AUSTRAC officials came under fire from Labor Senator Louise Pratt and independent Senator Rex Patrick for failing to earlier pick up problems at Crown, after a 2017 AUSTRAC report concluded local casinos were "broadly" aware and compliant with their responsibilities in relation to high-risk junket operators.

The AUSTRAC probe follows revelations by Nine's 60 Minutes and The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald in July 2019 about Crown Melbourne's use of Chinese VIP junket operators with links to organised crime such as money laundering and other criminal activities.

The initial examination and the NSW casino inquiry warranted the case this month being elevated to an AUSTRAC enforcement investigation into Crown Melbourne that was publicly disclosed on Monday.

The AUSTRAC move means Crown is facing three separate investigations into relationships with VIP junket operators, including the NSW gaming inquiry and a probe by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.

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Image of article 'Adobe is adding its ‘content authenticity’ tool to the latest Photoshop beta'

Adobe is adding its ‘content authenticity’ tool to the latest Photoshop beta

Adobe will let some Adobe Creative Cloud customers try a tool that builds trustworthy attribution directly into a picture.

The system lets users toggle four kinds of metadata: a picture thumbnail, the name of the person creating the image, some broad information about the types of edits that were made, and the original assets used to create the image.

If one of a composite photo’s original assets also used CAI, for instance, you can click through and see the full details for it as well — essentially giving artists a one-click attribution tool when they’re building on other people’s images.

Adobe eventually wants lots of apps, websites, and even cameras to support the CAI — likely hoping to make it a de facto standard for image attribution.

CAI’s effectiveness ultimately depends on how much buy-in it can get across the wider internet, and Adobe has named a few high-profile partners like Microsoft, Twitter, and The New York Times Company.

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Instagram's Handling of Kids' Data Is Now Being Probed In the EU

Facebook's lead data regulator in Europe has opened another two probes into its business empire -- both focused on how the Instagram platform processes children's information .

TechCrunch reports:A Facebook company spokesperson said in a statement: "We've always been clear that when people choose to set up a business account on Instagram, the contact information they shared would be publicly displayed.

That's very different to exposing people's information.

We've also made several updates to business accounts since the time of Mr. Stier's mischaracterization in 2019, and people can now opt out of including their contact information entirely.

We're in close contact with the IDPC and we're cooperating with their inquiries."

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Image of article 'SwarmDrive is an ESP32 motor driver board for brushless motors (Crowdfunding'

SwarmDrive is an ESP32 motor driver board for brushless motors (Crowdfunding

The board is offered for $75, and a bit less per unit in bundles of up to 5 boards.

SwarmDrive ESP32 motor driver board has recently launched on Crowd Supply with a $2,500 funding target.

The SwarmDrive board targets users who want to start experimenting with motor control, and learn about commutation strategies, PID for balance plateau or balance robots, cartesian gantries and spatial navigation, drive by wire and wireless, swarm intelligence experiments, etc.

Netherlands based NickStick BV has developed a motor driver board powered by an ESP32 dual-core WiFI and Bluetooth module and capable of controlling brushless DC motors.

Backers should expect their boards to ship at the beginning of February 2021.

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Arkansas virus hospitalizations hit new high, 10 new deaths

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas on Monday hit a new record for number of people hospitalized because of the illness caused by the coronavirus.

The state’s new cases, however, dropped from the previous day.

A day earlier, the state reported 644 new total cases.

The actual number of cases in Arkansas is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

Arkansas ranks 13th in the country for new cases per capita, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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Image of article 'Follow the 5 C’s to avoid employee burnout'

Follow the 5 C’s to avoid employee burnout

When we set out on our new tasks, it’s important to incorporate authentic enjoyment into our habits.

It’s important to know how to change your mindset to align with your work goals and stay positive.

When you are faced with a new task, you’ll feel ready to accomplish it with the goals you set out for yourself.

These tips will help build a bridge to a new way of tackling task management and help you come out with more done on the other side.

Setting aside time each day is more important than assigning a time requirement.

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Judd emerges amid lockdown controversy

“As a Victorian, I would like to see Melbourne hot spot suburbs put into lockdown as well,” Judd wrote on Instagram in July.

Judd has previously expressed support for Melbourne’s harsh lockdown and in July slammed a rule that allowed people who don’t have a garden but had tested positive for coronavirus to leave their homes to exercise.

People labelled Judd’s posts “embarrassing” given her lockdown circumstances had been far more favourable than others in Melbourne.

RELATED: Bec Judd’s JAGGAD gym shorts spark frenzy Yesterday Judd was labelled “insensitive” after wearing a “Free Melbourne” T-shirt in a series of Instagram story posts.

But last month Judd slammed “Dictator Dan” over the ongoing stage four lockdown in an Instagram story promoting a pair of children’s cubby houses from novelty store The Little Cardboard Co. “Perfect for iso and upcoming school holidays as it seems Dictator Dan will be locking Victorians in our homes even longer,” she wrote, with a rolling eyes emoji.

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