Day: September 25, 2020

At Climate Week, America’s Cascading Disasters Dominate

In September came some signs of movement. Two of the three announced plans to make sharp cuts, though many details remain unknown.

In mid-September, the European Union president, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed more aggressive emissions cut by the 27-member bloc in the next decade. Her new target, which is yet to be approved by the European Parliament: trim emissions by 55 percent by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. The European Union has already committed, by law, to become carbon neutral by 2050, which means reducing carbon dioxide emissions and offsetting those that remain by figuring out how to offset their impact.

A week later, President Xi Jinping of China announced in an address to the United Nations that his country, too, would speed up its climate plans, with a target to be carbon neutral before 2060.

That leaves the United States. And it makes the results of the November

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Zhang Investor Law Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against STAAR …

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NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zhang Investor Law announces a class action lawsuit on behalf of shareholders who bought shares of STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) between February 26, 2020 and August 10, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit seeks to recover investor losses under the federal securities laws.

To join the class action, go to or call Sophie Zhang, Esq. toll-free at 800-991-3756 or email  for information on the class action.


If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court before the OCTOBER 19, 2020 DEADLINE.   A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. 

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading

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10 Security Tips to Protect Your Blogging Business From Cyber-Criminals

Security is a major concern on the Internet these days. Just like in real life, there are folks online whose main activity is to break into systems and cause harm.

As bloggers, we should always work on securing our blogs from hackers and spammers. While our website hosting company has a huge part to play in ensuring cyber security and constant availability of our blogs, we equally have a lot to contribute. In this post, I want to discuss 10 tips to help us reinforce the security of our blogging and online presence in general

#1. Avoid public WI-FI

Many bloggers live the dotcom lifestyle. This is a lifestyle that typically depends on the Internet. As the Internet is global and unlimited, the Internet lifestyle allows you to live anywhere and connect to your business from any where.

That’s where the problem is. In many public spaces like airports, coffee

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4 Ideas For Our Near-Zero Interest Rate ‘Sistine Chapel’ Fixed-Income Market

Question: What does the fixed income market have in common with the Sistine Chapel? Answer: The main action is on the ceiling. The Federal Reserve recently strengthened the scaffold holding us up by suggesting rate increases won’t come before 2023. And as shown in the accompanying illustration, alternative scenarios, movement away from the ceiling, are most likely to be downward. Stay-in-place-or-fall is not an ideal set of scenarios for less-risk-tolerant fixed-income investors. We offer four ETF ideas for this highly-challenging asset class.

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The End Of An Era

For the better part of 40 years, quants, asset managers and advisers thrived on being able to present performance records that trended nicely upward, sometimes with some interruptions, but on the whole, distinctly upward. That’s gone the way of airports without security, where anyone can walk up to any gate any time.

A lot of that was

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Lamont announces Phase 3 of business reopenings. ‘We’ve earned the right.’

With the weather turning crisp, restaurants and indoor arts venues got some good new Thursday as Gov. Ned Lamont announced a third round of business reopenings would commence next month, allowing eateries to welcome more diners inside and letting theaters and concert halls that have been closed since the spring to reopen. “We’ve earned the right to take a little more risk,” the governor said, referring to widespread compliance with coronavirus safety measures in the state and a continual low infection rate.

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The big story

Phase 3 of business reopenings coming in October: Lamont announced Thursday that the state’s third phase of businesses reopenings will begin on Oct. 8, allowing performing arts venues that have been shuttered since March to open up at half capacity and letting restaurants expand their indoor dining capacity to 75%

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Editorial, 9/25: Haverty’s contributions to local business development will be missed | Editorial

In addition, Haverty, according to Wendy Birdsall, president of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, was a champion for workforce development, and his work was instrumental in Lincoln winning $300,000 in grants earlier this year for its New Americans Task Force.

“His leadership at LPED and within many different communities will be recognized for years to come and missed dearly,” Birdsall said.

2 solid candidates in county race

The battle for a seat on the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners in District 2 (northwest Lancaster County) features two candidates with different political philosophies.

However, after speaking with both and vetting them, we’re confident that either could do the job.

Democrat Christa Yoakum, the incumbent, has done nothing to put her job in jeopardy. She has the ability to draw on that experience if reelected. With a mind toward environmental issues and bringing high-speed internet to everyone in Lancaster County, she has

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Alveo Technologies Expands Scientific Advisory Board with Appointment of Esteemed Healthcare Business Executive, Fran Soistman

Cutting-Edge Infectious Disease Diagnostics Company Brings on Former Aetna EVP to Drive Business Strategy and Support Widespread Adoption of Diagnostic Platform

Alveo Technologies, a leader in developing novel technologies that enable real-time, low-cost, at-home molecular detection of infectious disease, today announced that Fran Soistman has joined the company’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Soistman is an accomplished business executive who has decades of experience driving profitable growth for healthcare entities. As a member of Alveo’s SAB Soistman will leverage his proven track record leading and governing healthcare businesses to provide strategic support in Alveo’s efforts to bring to market the company’s be.well™ platform, a point-of-care and at-home diagnostic tool currently under development.

“Fran has a longstanding history of successfully leading healthcare companies of all sizes – from startups to well-established entities – and driving results,” said Ron Chiarello, PhD, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Alveo. “With the current global need for

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Local leaders proclaim promise of South Memphis development, details remain scant

Mid-South business headlines: Local leaders proclaim promise of South Memphis development, details remain scant

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Mid-South business headlines: Local leaders proclaim promise of South Memphis development, details remain scant

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – We’re taking a look at some of this week’s biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South.

This week we learned local entrepreneur J.W. Gibson plans to transform a part of South Memphis.

“The actual details are not really fleshed out yet, and there’s a reason for that,” said Greg Akers, Editor-In-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal. “What has been announced is that J.W. Gibson is leading this development group… and their plan is to get a TIF.”

Mid-South business headlines: Local leaders proclaim promise of South Memphis development, details remain scant



A TIF is a tax-increment financing district, which Gibson plans to put into South Memphis and spur different development projects.


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“It’s basically a boundary they’ve put over

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Spectrophotometer Market: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities With Agilent Technologies Inc. and Avantor Inc. | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global spectrophotometer market is expected to grow by USD 869.24 million as per Technavio. This marks a significant market slow down compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. However, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 6%.

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The market is driven by the increase in the launch of new products. In addition, the growing usage of smartphone spectrophotometer is anticipated to boost the growth of the spectrophotometer

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OneTech launches entrepreneur incubator for diverse founders

  • There has been a renewed focus on diversity in tech In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and the inequalities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • UK diversity organization OneTech has launched a new entrepreneur incubator and accountability groups with JP Morgan Chase to force change in the industry.
  • Since it was founded in late 2018, OneTech says it has supported 360 founders, 68% of whom are women and 91% are BAME. As of June 2020, the 180 businesses it has backed have raised a total of £13.6 million and created 130 jobs, it says.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and the inequalities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a renewed focus on diversity in tech. 

But while many companies and execs have spoken out about the problem, few have succeeded in overhauling the status quo and bringing

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