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Tapping into innate potential

The programme will cover Business Management in Development Sector; Building SMART educational enterprises; Building Rural Impact Enterprises; and Business Management in Fashion and Design.

“Women have a traditional native intelligence and innate leadership skills, which is what we’re trying to bring out through this liberal arts-inspired multidimensional business education.

It aims to give women access to knowledge, resources, social mobility and Intersectoral Capacity Building Platforms, thus empowering them to build ecosystems that benefit the rural economy and thereby the people.

The Impact Business School aims to steer more women towards impactful entrepreneurship by empowering them with the right knowledge and resources In her speech at a women’s forum in 2018, Annette Dixon, former Vice-President-South Asia Region at World Bank, highlighted the impact women could have in a country, specifically India’s economy, with greater participation.

There will be an intersection of business, academia and public policy and its application for social development with an unique understanding of the social, economic, cultural and spiritual context of India.

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Covid-19 and Greece focus of HBS webinar

The prospects of the global economies and Greece confronting the Covid-19 pandemic were at the focus of a webinar-discussion organized by the Harvard Business School Club of Greece on Thursday.

The webinar, available here, was moderated by Chairman of Harvard Business School Club of Greece, Stelios Zavvos, with contributions from Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras, the director of the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels Daniel Gros, and Economics Professor Nouriel Roubini.

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Image of article 'Trump Only Paid $750 Income Tax In 2016, 2017 — Is Drowning In Debt'

Trump Only Paid $750 Income Tax In 2016, 2017 — Is Drowning In Debt

From The NYT: The picture that perhaps emerges most starkly from the mountain of figures and tax schedules prepared by Mr. Trump’s accountants is of a businessman-president in a tightening financial vise.

According to The NYT, “He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made.”

Let’s start with perhaps the most shocking revelation, which is that the president — a purported billionaire and self-described business genius — only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the presidency.

Donald Trump’s tax returns have long been the Holy Grail of those who, well, want to hold the president accountable to the law.

Most of Mr. Trump’s core enterprises — from his constellation of golf courses to his conservative-magnet hotel in Washington — report losing millions, if not tens of millions, of dollars year after year.

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Image of article 'Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) Lifted to Hold at BidaskClub'

Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) Lifted to Hold at BidaskClub

In other Blueprint Medicines news, Director George Demetri sold 1,704 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 22nd.

Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Blueprint Medicines from $88.00 to $92.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a report on Wednesday, July 15th.

Raymond James reissued a buy rating on shares of Blueprint Medicines in a report on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Deutsche Bank raised their price objective on shares of Blueprint Medicines from $85.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, July 15th.

SVB Leerink raised their price objective on shares of Blueprint Medicines from $107.00 to $121.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Wednesday.

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Image of article 'Q2 2021 EPS Estimates for Cintas Co. Boosted by William Blair (NASDAQ:CTAS'

Q2 2021 EPS Estimates for Cintas Co. Boosted by William Blair (NASDAQ:CTAS

Cintas Co. (NASDAQ:CTAS) – Analysts at William Blair lifted their Q2 2021 earnings per share estimates for Cintas in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, September 23rd.

William Blair analyst T. Mulrooney now forecasts that the business services provider will post earnings of $2.29 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $2.01.

Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Cintas from $207.00 to $226.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Thursday.

Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Cintas by 5.8% during the second quarter.

Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 131,737 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $35,090,000 after acquiring an additional 7,276 shares during the last quarter.

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PSU banks on - board 1 crore account holders on digital payment modes in a month

NEW DELHI: The finance ministry on Friday said that public sector banks (PSBs) have on-boarded about one crore customers on digital payment modes in just one month of the launch of 'Digital Apnayen' campaign.The campaign, aimed at encouraging customers to use digital banking channels, was launched on August 15 under the aegis of the government's Digital India initiative.The department of financial services (DFS) said in a tweet, "DFS's #DigitalApnayen campaign gets off to a roaring start!

PSBs on-board 1 Cr A/c holders on digital payment modes in 31 days of campaign launch.

Committed to transform India into a digitally empowered society!

"Under the campaign, banks were asked to on-board a minimum 100 new customers including merchants and financial inclusion account holders by each branch on digital payment mode.Banks were also advised to consider reward and recognition programme for their branches and business correspondents and other field functionaries for promoting the campaign.

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Woodees Is A Classic Nebraska Cafe Serving Award-Winning Breakfasts

While a bowl of cereal and a cup of juice or coffee will get you through the morning, it’s not exactly the most comforting of breakfasts.

The homestyle diner has been serving delicious breakfasts (and more!)

for more than a decade, and it should be your first stop on a hungry morning.

We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures!

And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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Image of article 'Comcast Isn't Complex, It's Ahead of Its Time'

Comcast Isn't Complex, It's Ahead of Its Time

Also bear in mind that Comcast acquired ad-supported video service Xumo in February, giving it yet another streaming brand for consumers and advertisers who may be wary of an NBC and Universal-focused Peacock.

While the company hasn't disclosed how many of those users are already paying for other Comcast services, clearly, some of them are.

It has already accumulated at least 15 million "subscribers" since it became available to Xfinity (Comcast's cable and broadband brand) customers in April.

The good news is that the loss of cable customers has been largely offset by the growth of Comcast's broadband service.

Meanwhile, the shocking success of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) -- specifically, the 178 million streaming subscribers it has added over the course of the past 10 years -- has contributed to the slow and steady decline of Comcast's cable business.

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Graffiti and Grace Notes on the Lincoln Highway

Photographer: Frank Barry The old Roebling wire plant — the city’s largest employer for decades — closed in 1974 and still sits partly vacant, as do many other buildings.

The boast that local officials posted on a bridge in 1935 in big block letters — TRENTON MAKES THE WORLD TAKES — hangs as an albatross over the entrance to the city.

Photographer: Frank Barry “We have a couple of people who are clergy who watch, different religious backgrounds,” — people, Weiner says, who would be never be drawn to a band with songs like “All These Kids Are Way Too High.”

And now, because I have focused so much attention on racism and discussions of race, not just in America, but specifically in the entertainment business and music business, and I’m talking about these issues, I’ve got people that are really into the show who are in it for the discussion aspect.”

I want to perform in front of Black people and I want White rock ’n’ roll fans to watch a hip-hop show.”

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HENDERSON LD DE/S (OTCMKTS:HLDCY) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Henderson Land Development Company Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the property development and investment activities in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Henderson Land also has three associated companies and one affiliated company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the SEHK).

According to Zacks, “HENDERSON LAND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED is an investment holding company and its core business comprises investment holding, property development, property investment and related businesses including project management, construction, property management, financial services and hotel operation.

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of HENDERSON LD DE/S (OTCMKTS:HLDCY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday, Zacks.com reports.

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Social media and COVID shaming: Fighting a toxic combination

Julian Siegel figures business dropped about 20% earlier this spring at his Fort Lauderdale, Florida, restaurant after someone posted a picture on the Nextdoor app of people waiting in his parking lot for food.

Social media also gives people isolated in a pandemic a quick way to join communities that share their beliefs.

Shaming can help people feel reassured that they have done things right and that the other person must have made a mistake, says Sherry Turkle, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who studies social media.

Social media sites like Facebook take this practice, which used to be confined to social circles or by geography, and scale it to mass proportions, making it effectively limitless.

But the warp speed and reach of social media in the pandemic era gives the practice an aggressive new dimension.

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There’s a Housing Bubble Lurking in the Recession

He previously was a managing editor of Fortune.com, ran the Huffington Post's business and technology coverage, and was a columnist, reporter and editor for the Wall Street Journal.

That sentence is about as confusing as this K-shaped recession has at times been, with GDP and employment collapsing but the values of stocks and houses soaring.

Further Economic Reading: Trump’s Tantrum Yesterday we warned everybody should take seriously President Donald Trump’s threats to overturn election results.

— Jonathan Bernstein Boycott Beijing Next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo may still be haunted by Covid-19.

He previously was a managing editor of Fortune.com, ran the Huffington Post's business and technology coverage, and was a columnist, reporter and editor for the Wall Street Journal.

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Watch: How to Connect With Customers and Build Community

The Hispanic population in the U.S. is over 60 million and growing, but brands must do more to reach this powerful market, according to the panel of experts at the second Hispanic Small Business Town Hall hosted by Inc. and Hello Alice on September 25.

The panel, moderated by Hello Alice co-founder and CEO Carolyn Rodz, discussed customer feedback, business pivots, and the wealth of opportunities for Hispanic entrepreneurs and leaders.

On how to show customers that you see, understand, and value them: On why business success starts with listening to your customer: On the best ways to gather valuable feedback: On the importance of collecting and sharing data about the Hispanic community:

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MPLX LP to Announce 2020 Third-Quarter Financial Results Nov. 2

About MPLX LP MPLX is a diversified, large-cap master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and logistics assets, and provides fuels distribution services.

A replay of the conference call will be available on the company's website for two weeks.

Interested parties may listen to the conference call by visiting MPLX's website at http://www.mplx.com and clicking on the "2020 Third-Quarter Financial Results" link.

FINDLAY, Ohio, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) a master limited partnership sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:MPC), will host a conference call with analysts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at 11 a.m. EST to discuss 2020 third-quarter financial results, which will be released earlier that day, and to provide an update on company operations.

MPLX's assets include a network of crude oil and refined product pipelines; an inland marine business; light-product terminals; storage caverns; refinery tanks, docks, loading racks, and associated piping; and crude and light-product marine terminals.

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Surface Laptop 3 gets firmware updates to address display and keyboard issues

Microsoft has released a new set of driver and firmware updates for the Surface Laptop 3, in addition to the separate set of updates for the Surface Pro X.

The Surface Laptop 3 comes in Intel and AMD-based variants, and the set of updates arriving today is only for the versions with Intel processors.

For reference, that's the 13.5-inch version of the Surface Laptop 3, or any variant of the Surface Laptop 3 for Business.

Here's the full list of updates: As usual, the updates are available for users running Windows 10 version 1903 - the May 2019 Update - or newer, which should apply to everyone, considering the Surface Laptop 3 released in late 2019.

If you have an AMD variant of the Surface Laptop 3, the latest set of updates was released earlier this month, and it fixed a number of issues with that particular version.

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Contact-tracing app: First version worked on more phones

It says it has been talking to Apple and Google, and the hope is that they can take some aspects of the Herald Bluetooth system to improve their technology, which the majority of government contact tracing apps use.

'We're all friends' But engineers at VMware carried on developing the Bluetooth technology behind their app and believe they have improved it, going some way to mitigating the problem with detecting iPhones and making the measurement of distance between phones even more accurate.

In June it was shelved because the app, developed without the co-operation of Apple and Google, failed to pick up contacts between iPhones when they were asleep.

VMware Pivotal was contracted by the health service's digital division NHSX to work on the original contact-tracing app, which was trialled on the Isle of Wight in May.

The company also points out that the Apple Google system is only available to governments, so businesses such as cruise ships or office buildings might wish to develop their own apps using the Herald technology.

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Tech Talk: Urgent Windows server vulnerability actively exploited

A key component of a proactive management plan, whether it be the responsibility of an in-house IT department or outsourced to a trusted IT partner, is patching the servers and computers on the network, both office based and remote.

Evidence had mounted from the early indicators of compromise that hackers were actively exploiting the vulnerability to gain access to protected network resources.

The Department of Homeland Security also issued a clear and rare directive that agencies apply the necessary patch to close off this vulnerability or remove impacted servers from their networks.

All business should be checking with their internal IT departments or outsourced IT partners to confirm that they are both aware of the issue and have taken the necessary steps to protect the business against it.

If your IT experts are not aware of this threat, that is reason for serious concern as this important and time sensitive issue has been clearly reported on in both cybersecurity, general IT and mainstream media for over a week as of this publishing date of this column.

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Winnebago Industries Announces Huw Bower as President, Winnebago Outdoors

Happe continued, "Winnebago is the most well-known brand of recreational vehicles in the world, and we believe it is time to bring both the motorhome and towables businesses under that iconic brand together.

While Huw will drive profitable growth within our Winnebago-branded recreational and specialty vehicles businesses, his knowledge of other outdoor markets will be welcomed as we also explore new revenue opportunities for the Winnebago brand."

Bower joins Winnebago Industries after more than 15 years in brand leadership and executive roles at Brunswick Corporation, a global leader in the marine industry.

Winnebago Industries is a leader and growing parent company in the outdoor lifestyle products arena, with several premium brands in its recreational portfolio – Winnebago, Grand Design, Newmar, and Chris-Craft.

The moves announced today by Winnebago Industries do not have any impact on the leadership or operating structure of the Company's Grand Design, Newmar and Chris-Craft brands.

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6 Books That Helped Me as an

Svane (one of the founders) shares their journey from Copenhagen to San Francisco Bay Area, full of personal and business hardships, along with his unfiltered insights into what it takes to build and run a high-growth company.

Startupland: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea Into a Global Business by Mikkel Svane This is a story of how three guys in Copenhagen founded Zendesk to escape their corporate jobs and make customer service less painful.

Even though the book is not a how-to guide, you’ll find a few specific ideas that will help you to create your own differentiation strategy, appeal to customers who have a ton of choices, and think of ways to dramatically change your business growth rate.

The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun Its whimsical title notwithstanding, the book provides helpful insights on restructuring companies for completely remote work.

As an entrepreneur, you spend a lot of time working on new ideas and business, solving problems, and creating something out of nothing.

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This Programming Language Can Open Up Banking's Best Jobs

If you want to learn Q, one person to know is Nick Psaris, a New York-based developer at Bank of America who describes himself as “passionate about using and teaching kdb+ to transform businesses,” and who just wrote a book titled, “A Functional Introduction to Machine Learning in Q.” You can find Psaris’ Github page here.

Q is its query language, while K is the language behind KDB, which breaks down into K and Data Base plus.

In 2017, eFinancialCareers (Dice’s sister site) noted that KDB+ was the database system used by banks, hedge funds, and high-frequency trading houses looking for fast data extraction and analytics.

For those in the know, the languages you really want to know in finance are K and Q, the languages that go with the KDB database.

In October last year, Arthur Whitney, the Canadian computer scientist who invented the K and Q languages and developed the KDB database, launched Shakti, a new high-speed data platform with a Python interface.

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The Boohoo share price is climbing again. I’d buy now the supply chain report is out

To put that into perspective, at the end of the 2016-17 year, Boohoo shares were on a trailing P/E of nearly 70.

It’s a one-off, it wouldn’t have been a long-term issue anyway, and Boohoo shareholders can get back to thinking about Boohoo share price growth.

The Boohoo share price gained 10% in response, on the morning of the report’s release.

After conducting the review, Alison Levitt QC reported said she is “satisfied that Boohoo did not deliberately allow poor conditions and low pay to exist within its supply chain, it did not intentionally profit from them and its business model is not founded on exploiting workers in Leicester.”

From July’s low, Boohoo shares are already up 70%, and that’s the quick profit you could have made by going against the prevailing emotion.

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Why selling second-hand designer items is very on-trend

Nikki Veale’s Sydney-based business has grown exponentially in the past year, and now comprises a website as well as a store in Double Bay.

She “borrowed” my Givenchy and Saint Laurent bags on occasion, but otherwise it all stayed there, unused, for two years, at which point I moved it back, a large proportion of it ending up in the top of my daughter’s wardrobe – where it also stayed, unused.

Is it still puppy love when your fur baby destroys your Gucci loafers?Credit:Getty Images She sold it on Instagram via @hockyourfrocks and it pretty much paid for her trailer (a new jumbo Chanel Classic sells for $11,780).

At a swanky black-tie dinner last year, a former colleague told me she had sold a Chanel bag to fund a new horse float.

An astute reseller, Veale only trades in top brands: Chanel, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Fendi, Zimmermann, Christian Dior, Camilla and Marc and the like.

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How to answer 'Aren't you overqualified for this job?' and other tough interview questions

To prove your commitment to a company, demonstrate your loyalty in previous jobs, highlight your ability to excel in different positions, and focus on your ambition and desire to grow.

Well, yes, but especially in times of high unemployment and financial distress, many candidates will apply for jobs for which they are, by conventional standards, overqualified.

"You never find the perfect candidate," said Paul Falcone, an HR executive and author of "96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire."

"Sometimes my clients like to hire an overqualified candidate," said Gregory Gary, director of business development at Broadleaf Results, a talent management company.

Work to persuade the interviewer that you've got a talent for making the most of any professional opportunity, and that you're confident that after five years you will have notched substantial achievements with the company.

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