The three candidates for the District 6 seat on the Orleans Parish School Board have different ideas about what the board should prioritize. 

Business owner David Alvarez wants the board to work harder to ensure charter schools are transparent and accountable to the public they serve. 

Public school parent and college coach Erica Martinez wants to see stronger mental health services in schools, as she’s worked closely with students who have seen significant trauma.  

And Carlos Zervigon, a former teacher and charter school board member, wants to see changes in schools’ management of special education students, among other priorities. 

The candidates, all Democrats, are vying to represent a district that covers Uptown and parts of Central City, now held by longtime board member Woody Koppel. Early voting for the Nov. 3 race begins Friday and runs through Oct. 27. 


Alvarez, 48, has specific plans for everything from improving teacher

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the end came for Johnny White’s bar on Bourbon Street, it closed the book on one little piece of local French Quarter life. Soon, the old barroom will reopen with a new name, new operators and a tall order before it – getting locals back to Bourbon Street.

Local restaurant owner Brian Mullin and his partners bought the property at the corner of Bourbon Street and Orleans Avenue. They’re now developing a new a bar and restaurant here called Local 718.

They plan to open by Halloween in restaurant mode, using the full-service, limited-occupancy format that many bars have used to reopen in the pandemic.

When business restrictions loosen, it will be a 24-hour operation, which, like its predecessor, will include two small bars and one eatery.

The name Local 718 (not to be confused with the Ohio-based steelworkers union) riffs on the bar’s street

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Illustration for article titled Microsoft Is Working to Bring Xbox Cloud Gaming to iOS Via Web App

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Last month Apple updated its guidelines for the App Store regarding game streaming with new language that effectively put a stop on standalone game streaming apps. So in an effort to work around Apple’s policies and provide access to Xbox cloud gaming on iPhones and iPads, Microsoft is turning to its one remaining option: the web.

Based on info first detailed by Business Insider, during an all-hands meeting earlier this week, Xbox chief Phil Spencer reportedly told employees Microsoft is planning to bring Xbox Game Pass Ultimate streaming (formerly known as xCloud) to iOS using a “direct browser-based solution,” with a target release slated for some time in 2021.

According to Apple’s guidelines, in order for a game streaming app to be approved on the App Store, a developer would need to create individual App Store listings for every single game available inside the app,

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While Artificial intelligence (AI) can bring a lot of opportunities in social transformation, inclusion and empowerment in areas like healthcare, agriculture, education and smart mobility, among other sectors, we must also protect it from interfering in human intelligence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.

Speaking at the Responsible AI for Social Empowerment (RAISE) Summit 2020, he said, “We must protect the world against the weaponisation of AI by non-State actors. While we discuss AI, let us have no doubts that human creativity and human emotions continue to be our greatest strength. They are a unique advantage over machines. Even the smartest of AI cannot solve mankind’s problem without blending with our intellect and empathy.”

He urged everyone to also think of how we will retain this intellectual age over machines and ensure that we take care so that human intelligence is always a few steps ahead of AI.


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  • Belgian startup Naki Power wants to recreate the booming market of phone charging hubs from China in Europe. 
  • The global power bank market size was valued at $17.41 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $22.34 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 3.4% from 2020 to 2027, according to Allied Market Research.
  • “The market in China has been growing like crazy in the past 10 years and I think Europe can be the same,” Tim Rucquoi-Berger, Naki Power cofounder and CEO, told Business Insider in an interview. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Maintaining phone charge has become a major economy in China, where citizens rely on phone apps to buy food, pay bills, and to get around.

It’s estimated that in 2019, the power bank industry had 150 million users in China as bars, restaurants and more host spots for people to charge their phones, per

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Day one, Susan Smiley will support your local law enforcement officers and their ability to do their jobs. Smiley will listen and advocate for the needs of local departments. Sue is unwavering in her support for public safety and law enforcement’s role to protect and serve within their communities.

Day one, Smiley will protect your second amendment constitutional right to keep and bear arms, whether for personal protection or shooting sports, Smiley has your back with an “A” GOAL Rating.

Day one, Smiley will vote the will of the local people in our communities of Berlin, Boylston, Clinton, Lancaster, Northboro and Sterling. Her interests are your interests. Her mission is to hear your voice and give the communities the right to be heard, Sue will be a representative for the people, not for Beacon Hill.

Day one, Smiley will champion our rich environmental resources, schools, farming and agricultural centers and

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Amesite’s artificial-intelligence backed software customized to facilitate workshops focused on leadership excellence and team building

DETROIT, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amesite Inc., an artificial intelligence software company providing online learning ecosystems for business, higher education, and K-12, announced today it was partnering with Enriched Business Strategies LLC to bring EBS’s leadership development practice to an online platform.

“With so many people still working from home, we need to implement solutions to get them the training and consulting services they would be getting if they were still in the office. The recent U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey found that some metro areas still have really high work from home rates. Washington, D. C., for example, has 56% of the adult population teleworking,” said Amesite CEO and Founder Dr. Ann Marie Sastry. “Even as people start to return to office environments, it’s going to happen slowly, and

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Terming the passage of three farm bills in Parliament “unconstitutional”, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday said a resolution opposing them will be brought in the next session of the Assembly.

Addressing a press conference here, Baghel also said a legal battle will be fought against implementation of these bills, if needed.

He said the Centre brought these bills through the “backdoor” at a time when the country was fighting the coronavirus pandemic and the media is busy with coverage of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.

“We would bring a resolution (opposing the farm bills) in the next state assembly session, and if required, (we) will fight a legal battle against their implementation,” he said.

Baghel said the state Congress government was committed to protect the interest of farmers.

“The Centre does not have the power to legislate upon agriculture, which is a state subject. The three

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WASHINGTON & SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GlobalCom PR Network (GCPR), an alliance of 80 public relations agencies in more than 100 countries, is delivering even greater strategic value to companies looking to expand their global footprint, with the appointment of two new Managing Directors from the North America and Asia markets to the GCPR Board. Vivian Kelly, CEO of Interprose in the U.S. and Lars Voedisch, Managing Director of PRecious Communications, headquartered in Singapore, join Ralf Hartmann, Founder of GCPR in Germany, and Richard Merrin, Managing Director, Spreckley in the UK, on the GlobalCom Board of Directors to provide strategic direction for the growing GCPR Network, and pan-global insights for international enterprises, including start-ups, mid-sized companies and brand leaders.

“We live in a decentralized world, and companies are looking for trusted partners who understand their business, and can scale as they expand into new markets,” said Ralf Hartmann. “Our clients are

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CHANEL announced today it has committed $35 million toward solar energy projects for low-income multifamily households with Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq: RUN), the leading residential solar, battery storage, and energy services company in the United States. The partnership will expand access to solar for nearly 30,000 low-income residents across California, offering families on average up to $40 to $50 a month in energy cost savings. CHANEL’s investment will also support more than 20,000 hours of job training in the first year, offering valuable vocational skills and certifications to hundreds of people in disadvantaged communities. Through the partnership, CHANEL and Sunrun will install approximately 30 megawatts of solar energy systems on affordable multifamily properties throughout California.

This investment is part of CHANEL’s Global Climate Strategy, Mission 1.5�C, which reflects

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