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Resa Levy, FJCF Executive Director.
Resa Levy, FJCF Executive Director.

The Montgomery County business community is showing its support for the Family Justice Center Foundation’s first ever Virtual 11k during the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event commemorates 11 years of service to victims of domestic violence.

“We are overwhelmed with the positive response to our 1st Annual Virtual Walk to end domestic violence by the business community, teams and individuals across Montgomery County”, said Resa Levy, Executive Director of the Foundation. “Folks are putting on their walking shoes in their neighborhood, their living room or even on their treadmills!” She noted that participants are signed up from nine states and the District of Columbia.

“The Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation (MCFJCF) is doing wonderful work in our community, providing a fresh start for so

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Elevator Pitch

I assign a Neutral rating to Chinese online education company Koolearn Technology Holding Limited (OTCPK:KLTHF) [1797:HK].

The K-12 education business is the key growth driver for Koolearn Technology, and all eyes are its location-based live interactive after-school tutoring courses referred to as DFUB. Looking ahead, DFUB has significant room to grow via further expansion into lower-tier cities in Mainland China and price increases.

On the flip side, Koolearn Technology’s K-12 education business remains loss-making, and the company’s recent share placement could possibly suggest that its share price has peaked. Koolearn Technology trades at a premium to most of its online peers, with consensus forward FY 2021 (YE May 31) and FY 2022 Enterprise Value-to-Revenue multiples at 15.9 times and 9.9 times, respectively. As such, I see a Neutral rating for Koolearn Technology as fair.

Readers have the option of trading in Koolearn Technology shares listed either on the

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It’s easy to miss the warning signs that your brand is becoming dated, especially when your board or leadership team becomes comfortable with your current style. Despite the common phrase that your brand is “a living thing,” continuing to make forward-looking changes and evaluating your credit union’s image through the perspective of an outsider may be challenging over the long-term.

While a full rebrand can be costly, and may not be necessary for your credit union, there are some simple and affordable ways to give your brand a fresh, new look without moving in an entirely new direction. A little bit of effort can go a long way if you know where to focus your resources.

Three Ways to Stay on Top of the Latest Design Trends

1. What do your colors say about your brand? One of the most common challenges we encounter as we work with

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Labour has warned that many pubs and bars will be forced to close unless the government agrees to extend the furlough wage support scheme, which is due to be withdrawn next month.

Night-time hospitality businesses have struggled as punters remain cautious about heading back to their local and Labour warned that the sector would suffer a wave of closures unless it received further help.


“Pubs are a vital part of our high streets and social fabric in communities up and down the country,” said Lucy Powell, the shadow business minister. “They have been hit hard by the pandemic, and Tory indifference and incompetence over many years means that many have gone to the wall.

“Ministers’ blanket approach to ending the furlough scheme further threatens the future of many more. The furlough scheme must be extended for hard hit sectors to save jobs now.”

Labour, which reckons 5,500 pubs and bars

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Sep 21, 2020 (Equities.com via Comtex) —

By Joseph Pisani

NEW YORK (AP) — Lord & Taylor, one of the country’s oldest department store chains, is going out of business after filing for bankruptcy earlier this month.

The retailer was sold just a year ago for $100 million to Le Tote, a San Francisco online clothing rental company, by Canadian parent Hudson’s Bay Co.

Lord & Taylor will permanently close its remaining 38 stores and shut down its website, the company said Thursday. It is currently holding going out of business sales in stores and online.

Founded as a dry goods store in 1826, Lord & Taylor has struggled for years as more people shop online and in other stores. But the pandemic has changed the way people shop, accelerated the shift to online shopping, mostly to

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Commitment emphasizes the company’s dedication to regenerative agriculture, aligns with United Nations’ 1.5oC target

General Mills announced a pledge to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years1. The company also committed to a long-term goal to achieve net zero emission levels by 2050. The absolute greenhouse gas commitment was calculated using methodologies approved by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) that model a level of emission reductions that science suggests is necessary to sustain the health of the planet. General Mills was the first company to publish a goal approved by the SBTi in 2015.

“We’re proud to be making this ambitious goal which will take strong leadership and collaboration to drive holistic change,” said Jeff Harmening, chairman and CEO of General Mills. “From farmers and suppliers, to

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For months, President Trump and his allies laid out quite clear provisions for what they said was needed to be in any Tiktok deal.

“We want no security problems with China, it’s got to be an American company,” Trump said on Aug. 3, adding that “it’s got to be owned here.”

Over the weekend, Trump announced he had approved the deal and claimed that the new company “will have nothing to do with China.”

But as more details emerge, that just doesn’t appear to be the case.

“TikTok will run on the Oracle Cloud and Oracle will become a minority investor in TikTok Global,” is how Oracle (ORCL) CEO Safra Catz described her company’s role in a statement.

Oracle will take a 12.5% stake in the new company, TikTok Global, and Walmart (WMT) is taking another 7.5%, for a combined 20% stake. 

That leaves 80% – for now – in

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Seahawks’ Ugo Amadi is making the most of the opportunity that is in front of him originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Seattle Seahawks’ Ugo Amadi most certainly has the right to feel some type of way about how his NFL career has started so far.

Being a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Amadi worked his way into winning the nickel back competition as a rookie.

Amadi started and played 20 snaps in his first career game as a Seahawk. Not too bad coming right out of Oregon and getting a starting position.

However, in the next couple of months, Amadi’s rookie year was plagued with up-and-down performances and finished on a sour note, when Amadi was beaten for a crucial catch in the divisional round loss to the Green Bay Packers.

After the 2019 season ended, head coach Pete Carroll made it clear that the nickel job

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DUBLIN, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ResearchAndMarkets.com published a new article on the business in Africa industry “New international investment in African business”

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Despite its ongoing struggles with poverty and epidemics, there is good news coming out of Africa these days. The US government is investing in e-commerce start-ups in Kenya and Uganda in an effort to boost self-sufficiency in those regions, according to an 11 September article in Quartz magazine.

Meanwhile, China has been accelerating their investment in Africa; the China National Offshore Oil Corporation is collaborating with the French oil firm Total to sink 500 wells and build the worlds longest heated oil pipeline.

Finally, struggling airlines might try to boost their business by taking advantage of the growing markets there; United Airlines announced on 8 September that they are adding service to South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana.

To

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