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SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Is Quixant out of the woods?

In times of crisis, companies and management tend to be judged by metrics other than the normal key performance indicators.

A case in point is Quixant, which makes hardware, software and display technologies used predominantly by the gaming, broadcast and healthcare sectors.

Its recent interims, hailed by ‘house’ broker, finnCap, as ‘beating the odds’, revealed how management, led by Jon Jayal, was able to navigate some potentially treacherous markets as coronavirus began its deadly global spread in early 2020.

What stood out was not the modest loss, but Quixant’s ability to manage its financial reserves, which were $17.4million as at September 28, 2020, up from just over $16million at the end of last year. It also has $12.4million of undrawn borrowing facilities.

Revenues for the gaming operation halved as casinos from Macau to Vegas shuttered

Revenues for the gaming operation halved as casinos from Macau to Vegas shuttered 

Cash is king when you are being buffeted by the extraordinary economic turbulence caused by

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Cap Times Idea Fest: Bob Woodward assesses Trump, Biden and the state of journalism | Local Government

Woodward said during his discussions with Trump, Trump consistently emphasized that Biden is impaired and has slowed down. Woodward agreed, in part.

 “He has slowed down a little bit. He’s hesitant on some things,” Woodward said. Conversely, “Trump just goes right to the throat.”

When asked about similarities and differences between President Richard Nixon and Trump and the impeachment proceedings earlier in the year, Woodward was unequivocal: “Nixon was a criminal and a proven criminal. No one has pinned a crime on Trump.”

A big difference, Woodward said, was the component of premeditation.

“A crime, as we know, required premeditation almost always. Particularly political crimes, you have to plot. Trump doesn’t plot. He doesn’t premeditate. It’s all the impulse,” he said.

When Robert Mueller began his special investigation, Woodward said he was pretty confident there would be no smoking gun because “Trump doesn’t think or act that way.”

When it

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Cap Times Idea Fest: The economic downturn is hitting Madison Latinos hard. Here’s what the city can do. | Neighborhoods



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Eugenia Podestá, senior director of economic empowerment and entrepreneurship at Vital Voices Global Partnership and co-owner of Synergy Coworking is seen here at Synergy Coworking in 2017. 




Ramon Ortiz, vice chair of the Latino Chamber of Commerce, said the pandemic has “peeled back the veneer of civilized society,” highlighting disparities across the country. In Wisconsin, where Hispanic and Asian or Asian American residents are among the fastest-growing populations, he said, those fighting for equality must understand the backdrop for their struggle. 

Wisconsin “has one of the greatest racial disparities between Black and white,” Ortiz said. “It has yet to even grapple with that, let alone try to address the complexity of Latinos and Asians within this new milieu of race and politics.”

[After paying off its mortgage, Mt. Zion partners to offer mental health services]



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Ramon Ortiz, shown here in a 2016 file photo, is

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Cap Times Idea Fest: Madison retailers say COVID-19 has erased optimis of a year ago | Nicholas-garton



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State Street stood empty on Friday, March 20, as most stores were closed and residents stayed home to fight the spread of COVID-19. 




A Cap Times Idea Fest panel discussion presented two very different scenes for Madison’s retail business community: before COVID-19 and after.

The panel included Jessica Cavazos, president of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County; Stacey Scannell, owner of The Soap Opera on State Street; and Carol “Orange” Schroeder, co-owner of Orange Tree Imports on Monroe Street. Downtown Madison Inc. president Jason Ilstrup moderated the discussion. 

Prior to the pandemic, panelists described a solid and strong market for retail businesses. People were shopping at stores on State Street and other areas of the city, especially downtown, and boosting the market.

“People were optimistic and Madison was having kind of a renaissance,” Cavazos said. “But all of a sudden, COVID stopped everything and made people

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Haridwar traders oppose govt’s proposal to put cap on number of Kumbh pilgrims | Dehradun News

Haridwar: Miffed with chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s proposal to put a cap on the number of pilgrims for Haridwar Kumbh 2021, the traders of the holy town have decided to launch a protest. They said the government should frame simpler rules for the pilgrims so that they can take part in large numbers in the four-month long event. “The Covid-19 pandemic has already ruined our business. If the government decides to restrict the number of pilgrims at the Kumbh, it will prove detrimental for our businesses,” a member of Haridwar Vyapar Mandal told TOI. CM Rawat had earlier said that the state will issue passes to the pilgrims planning to visit Haridwar for Kumbh 2021.
The decision on the total numbers of pilgrims will be taken next year depending on the Covid-19 situation.
The announcement came as a big disappointment for the trading community. The local traders say that
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RELEASE: The Intelligence Community’s Lack of Business Insights Are Harming Its Mission, CAP Analysis Finds

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. intelligence community (IC) is woefully behind when it comes to tracking and understanding the value of the work it produces, leaving an $81.5 billion enterprise unable to make informed decisions about how best to allocate resources, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress.

The CAP issue brief urges the IC to harness the power of business analytics to improve the performance of its mission. It explains why the IC is late to adopt modern business intelligence practices and makes the case that the IC should invest in developing its own sophisticated business analytics standards and methodology before it spends billions to acquire new systems and technologies.

Without these insights, the issue brief says, the IC is essentially flying blind. It tracks almost no data about those who consume intelligence, including the president and his or her national security team, policymakers, law

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