Day: October 12, 2020

How businesses can help America’s struggling farmers

America’s farmers are hopeful, but struggling.

a close up of a rug: Corn is harvested with a Case IH Agricultural Equipment Inc. combine harvester in an aerial photograph taken over Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

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Corn is harvested with a Case IH Agricultural Equipment Inc. combine harvester in an aerial photograph taken over Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

This spring, massive supply chain and distribution disruptions caused by the shutdowns, combined with stockpiling by worried shoppers, decimated grocery stocks. Restaurants closed, leaving farmers and ranchers without a market for their livestock and crops. Then, this summer, wildfires, drought and severe storms impacted production of corn, peanuts, cotton and much more across the country.

Now, however, America’s farmers face the added stress of trying to get their kids access to online school and their grandparents to the virtual doctor. But when your internet signal is weak, do you utilize what limited bandwidth you have for the tools that operate your farm or for your child to finish her math assignment? Or do

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Kaine: Biden Won’t Answer Court-Packing Because ‘It’s Not His Business’

Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) speaks in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2020. (Win McNamee/Reuters)

I kid you not. In an interview by Bill Hemmer on Fox News this afternoon, Senator Tim Kaine (D., Vt.) surmised — because, of course, they haven’t discussed the matter — that his party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden, is probably refusing to answer the question of whether he supports packing the Supreme Court because . . . it turns out . . . “it’s not his business.” See, Biden is running for president, and it turns out that legislation regarding the Supreme Court is totally up to Congress. Nothing for Ol’ Joe to be concerned about.

You can check the clip. The senator did his best to keep a straight face, but it was a struggle.

To be clear, packing the Court means expanding its size so the President of the United States (which

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Zenitel promotes Bruce Czerwinski to Vice President, Sales and Business Development

Zenitel has announce the promotion of Bruce Czerwinski to Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

Zenitel has announce the promotion of Bruce Czerwinski to Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

Kansas City, MO, October 12, 2020 — Zenitel, a leading supplier of intelligent and interoperable communication solutions, is pleased to announce the promotion of Bruce Czerwinski to Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

Czerwinski has more than 15 years in the security communications industry, having joined Zenitel in 2018 as Western Regional Sales Leader. In his time with Zenitel, Czerwinski has helped to contribute to unprecedented company sales growth and has established solid relationships with Zenitel customers.

As VP of Sales and Business Development, Czerwinski will be responsible for Zenitel’s North American go-to-market strategy and all sales-related functions, including sales engineering and sales operations. His reputation as a team player, passionate listener and strategist has earned him recognition from his colleagues.

“It is my extreme pleasure to share this news,” said Dan Rothrock,

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Disney reorganizes media, entertainment business around streaming

Disney shares were up nearly 5% in after-hours trading Monday after the entertainment giant announced it would be shifting its entertainment strategy to have streaming be its “primary focus.”

Why it matters: The company is facing investor pressure to invest more in streaming, its strongest-performing sector. Its other business lines, like movies, parks and cable, are being heavily impacted by the pandemic.

Details: The company will rearrange its structure to focus on developing and producing original content for its streaming services (Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+), as well as for its legacy TV networks.

  • The new Media and Entertainment Distribution group will be headed by Kareem Daniel, formerly president of Disney’s Consumer Products, Games and Publishing division.
  • The three groups that will produce content for linear, TV and film will be Studios, General Entertainment and Sports. Leaders of those groups, as well as Daniel, will report directly to Bob Chapek, CEO
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What different levels of English game are saying about new proposal




Some of the country’s biggest football clubs have come together to outline a secret plan that has rocked football to its core.

Named “Project Big Picture”, owners of Liverpool and Manchester United have proposed the biggest shake-up to the Premier League in years.

It includes a huge wedge of cash injected into the EFL but will also see the League Cup and Community Shield scrapped.

Perhaps the most radical change is that the top clubs would earn around £160m compared to as little as £40m at the bottom

The plan has been branded controversial and unfair to the smaller clubs, displacing and distorting power among the “Top Six” – while some have also praised the ambition shown.

Here, Mirror sport takes a look at what has been said about the proposals.

Rick Parry et al. standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Rick Parry is in support for the new idea

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Rick Parry

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Top bosses share their secrets

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nine bosses

More jobs are being lost as Coronavirus lockdowns hit the economy.

For the jobs that remain, the question is, how to stand out as an applicant?

We ask nine top bosses for their thoughts.

Holly Tucker, founder of Not On The High Street: ‘I want to be wowed’

Holly Tucker MBE, founder of Holly & Co and Notonthehighstreet
Holly Tucker MBE, founder of Holly & Co and Notonthehighstreet

When you apply for a job with Ms Tucker, founder of online marketplace Not On The High Street, she’s looking for one thing: “Creativity.”

She says: “I want to be wowed by the application, whatever the role. I want to see the care, attention to detail and creativity in their application that I will want to see from them in their job every day.”

She suggests a handwritten letter or an imaginative design as a good starting place.

“Some of my favourite CVs have gone the extra mile and showcased

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Research, Plan and Strategize: The Fundamentals of Starting Out as an Entrepreneur

When you choose to hack your own path through the workplace jungle, you’re taking on a lot of risk and uncertainty. No matter your industry, you’ll face financial risk. Even freelancers struggle to find clients from time to time. You’ll also have to adapt to the varying demands of your business—you’ll have to be good at both forward-facing client communication, and head-to-the-books labor.

And just because you’re in charge doesn’t mean you don’t still conceptually have a boss. There will always be commitments to customers and business associates. There will always be deadlines.

But the benefits are numerous. Your business is your ship, and you set the course. You choose your own hours. You choose your goals. No one can

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Tomahawk Appoints New Business Development Manager

Tourism marketing company Tomahawk has recently appointed
Andrew Belsham as its new Business Development

Andrew, who was appointed at the beginning of
October, has extensive experience in the travel and tourism
sector. He was previously Director of Regional Development
for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands for leading global
hotel brand Best Western Hotel Group, and Area Manager for
Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Within both roles he
successfully grew the brands footprint and awareness
throughout New Zealand and the Pacific

Tomahawk Marketing Director Gina Paladini
said that they are thrilled to have Andrew join the

“Andrew’s vast tourism
background, industry knowledge and strong relationships
within the tourism sector mean that we are now better placed
than ever before to connect our customers with incredible
results,” said Gina.

As Business
Development Manager, Andrew’s key objective will be

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Disney announces a ‘strategic reorganization’ to focus on streaming

Today Disney unveiled a new corporate structure that divides its content business into three groups that are “responsible and accountable for producing and delivering content for theatrical, linear and streaming, with the primary focus being the Company’s streaming services.” According to the company, this move is a result of the success of Disney+, where its subscriber growth has well outpaced projections it gave to investors last year.

After assembling a warchest of content production with ESPN, ABC, Fox, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Marvel and of course its own Disney properties, the point of the new structure is figuring out the best way to distribute it all. New CEO Bob Chapek said in a statement that “Managing content creation distinct from distribution will allow us to be more effective and nimble in making the content consumers want most, delivered in the way they prefer to consume it. Our creative teams will concentrate on

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Grand Central Oyster Bar Closes After Briefly Opening at Limited Capacity

Less than two weeks after it reopened for indoor dining, the Grand Central Oyster Bar, one of New York City’s most famed restaurants, has closed its doors again—at least for the time being.

Officials with the dining spot, a fixture in Grand Central Terminal since the railway hub’s opening in 1913, said business was too slow at this point, defying their hopes and expectations. The restaurant, which shut down in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic, restarted operations when New York state allowed indoor dining to resume within the five boroughs on Sept. 30.

Oyster Bar officials said they knew it was never going to be an easy ride, given that the state had limited indoor dining to 25% capacity. But Executive Chef Sandy Ingber said the restaurant was still unable to fill tables to anywhere near that level in the short period since it had started again, with sales

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