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Dispatch staff learns new systems to power new website

The Columbus Dispatch

We were tested in the past week.

The newsroom staff learned a new computer system for the third time in five years. That came a few weeks after we moved into a new email system. And then a new website.

At the same time staff members were doing hours of training for all of the new systems, they also were doing their best to keep their eyes on the ball by covering their assignments to bring you the news.

No one is complaining too loudly. Change is a fact of life in virtually every business, but even in a business as full of change as this one, it’s rare that so many changes come all at once. I commend these dedicated journalists for their diligence and dedication to working through challenges to bring you the news.

Thank you for your patience as we move quickly to master

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Staff picks and predictions for Week 3

The Indianapolis Colts (1-1) are preparing to host the New York Jets (0-2) on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium for a late afternoon matchup in Week 3.



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The Colts enter the weekend as the biggest favorites of the week with an 11.5-point spread. After a dominant showing from their defense and rushing attack in Week 2, it isn’t a surprise that they are heavily favored.

On the other side, the Jets have struggled in just about every facet of the game, including injuries where they have ruled five players out for Sunday.

Kevin Hickey (@KevinHickey11): Colts 29, Jets 16

The Colts got back on track with their first win of the season in Week 2 and now set their sights on arguably the worst team in the league. While there is always worry for an upset, the Colts should handle this game with

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Keeping Staff Safe And Expanding A Business Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Marie Labrosse, a master’s student in English literature at McGill University contributed to this story.

Fred Jalbout, CEO, Chairman, and owner of SACO Technologies always knew in the back of his mind that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. After finishing obtaining his degree in electro-mechanical engineering, he began working for a business that manufactured control panels as an assistant technician. Only four months later he was promoted to the role of full-fledged technician, and eight months later he became the production manager for the entire shop. Only a few months after that, he was the new operations manager for the company. 

But despite this quick ascent, Jalbout still couldn’t shake the hope that he would one day lead his own company. He felt that the

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The Latest: U of Delaware seeks to cut staff amid pandemic

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The pandemic led research firm Kantar to cut 10% of US staff

  • Market research and consulting firm Kantar plans to cut 10% of its US workforce, or around 300 people, Business Insider has learned.
  • A company spokesman said the planned cuts were a result of the pandemic, which has also led to layoffs at competitors like Nielsen.
  • Kantar is majority owned by Bain Capital, which bought it from ad holding company WPP in 2019.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Global market research firm Kantar is planning to cut 10% of US staff as a result of the economic impact of the pandemic, North American CEO Reed Kundiff announced in a town hall meeting on Monday.

The cuts will impact about 300 people, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. A Kantar spokesman acknowledged the coming cuts but wouldn’t confirm the scope.

“Like many companies, Kantar has felt the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are making changes to

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Neiman Marcus, fresh out of bankruptcy, is starting a new round of staff cuts

Neiman Marcus is exiting its bankruptcy with a smaller workforce.

Significant staff cuts at both its Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores have started this week. The company wouldn’t say how many people are permanently losing jobs.

“We plan to separate from selling and nonselling associates,” the Dallas-based luxury retailer said in an emailed statement. “These are difficult decisions we must make at this time, and we are so grateful for our dedicated stores associates.”

The company was able to shed $4 billion in burdensome debt as a result of its bankruptcy reorganization, but the pandemic left it a smaller business. It’s going to take a couple of years for sales to recover to its pre-pandemic level of almost $5 billion a year.

Before it filed for bankruptcy in May, Neiman Marcus had more than 14,000 employees. That’s dropped by at least a couple of thousand as the company closed

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IDEA Center at UB receives another 5-year cycle of national funding – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff

By DAVID J. HILL

A quarter of a century. That’s how long a UB center that specializes in advancing universal design has been continuously funded.

The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, or IDEA Center, was just awarded another five-year, $4.6 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research for the center’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Physical Access and Transportation (RERC). The RERC is in partnership with the University Health Network in Toronto and the University of Michigan, among other stakeholders.

Over the past two-plus decades now, the IDEA Center — which is housed within the School of Architecture and Planning — has worked to advance the field of universal design. The center is a globally recognized leader in the field.

The center’s work has included developments to improve access to public transportation for people with disabilities, as well as a first-of-its-kind program,

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Coaching staff, style of play attract Creighton’s first commit in 2022 class | Creighton

For Creighton commit Brittany Harshaw, last summer was a blast.

It was her first real introduction to the recruiting scene — she took the court with evaluators sitting along the sideline, she visited colleges, she met prospective teammates, she listened to recruiting pitches. Scholarship offers came. And Harshaw, going into her sophomore year at the time, did her best to just try to take it all in.

“It was fun last summer, just being younger and started to get to know coaches, and getting to go on campuses,” she said. “But I didn’t really think much about it.”

This summer, though? She got down to business.

Harshaw weighed her college options, narrowed the choices and ultimately decided on Creighton. She announced that she’d committed to CU a few weeks back, picking the Bluejays over Nebraska, Drake and others.

“Just everything stood out (about Creighton),” she said. “The style of play

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Central Asian Carrier Sheds Jets, But Not Maintenance Staff

Central Asian Carrier Sheds Jets, But Not Maintenance Staff | Aviation Week Network

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Kazakhstan’s flag carrier Air Astana recently resumed flights to Turkey and Germany, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on the central Asian airline that had flown its 32 aircraft on 64 domestic…

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Working from home is BAD for business: Bosses accuse WFH staff of skiving off

Business leaders are railing against Government proposals to impose a second national lockdown as they claim that working from home is bad for productivity, fuels loneliness and would finish the UK economy. 

Bosses grappling with the shift by millions of people towards working from home fear the model could stifle creativity and wreck productivity over the long-term.

Some chief executives have reported being able to save money on rent for office space in expensive cities like London, while office staff who hate commuting enjoy working from the comfort of their own homes – or back gardens.

But there is a general concern among industry leaders that the model of work could lead to increased feelings of isolation and loneliness, and in turn hurt Britain’s productivity – already lagging behind other advanced economies.

Business leaders are now looking to Chancellor Rishi Sunak to soften the Prime Minister’s attitude towards coronavirus restrictions

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