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Fantasy football waiver wire targets for Week 4 of 2020 NFL season

2020. Week 4. Sunday evening.

The boy child has gone to bed. So, too, has the third Sunday of the NFL season. I get outside to stretch my legs. A metro train glides past. The large square windows are illuminated from the inside. It’s empty — like a lot of WR1 slots in a week without Davante Adams, Julio Jones or Michael Thomas.

But blessed are the young, for they shall inherit targets. A trio of rookie pass-catchers stepped out of the shadows and declared their fantastical fantasy intentions.

The Vikings’ Justin Jefferson broadsided the Titans for 175 yards and a touchdown. More importantly, Jefferson fired a shot across the bow of Bisi Johnson in his quest to be Minnesota’s pass-catching complement to Adam Thielen.

Joe Burrow has already been on display in the Bengals offense. But on Sunday, Tee Higgins took a two-touchdown twirl into the weekly top 20.

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Trump’s new US visa proposal targets African students



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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is attempting to revamp visa rules for international students—but thousands of Africans could be adversely affected.

Under the new proposals, the US is looking to stipulate maximum terms of up to four years for student visas but will allow applications for stay extensions for specific cases, including medical illness or “compelling” academic reasons.

However, in a more targeted move, the DHS is also aiming to limit visa terms to two years for students born in countries designated as sponsors of terrorism (Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) as well as those from countries with overstay rates of more than 10% for student and exchange visitor visas. It’s a restriction that disproportionately impacts African students as evidenced by the list of affected countries: Africa accounts for 36 of the 59 countries affected by the DHS’ proposals.

If passed, the

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City’s emergency order unfairly targets their business

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Gyms and workout facilities can technically reopen under the city’s new emergency order.



a store inside of a building: Gyms and workout facilities can technically reopen under the city’s new emergency order. But only for exercise outdoors.


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Gyms and workout facilities can technically reopen under the city’s new emergency order. But only for exercise outdoors.

But only for exercise outdoors.

And under the city’s new tiered framework of COVID-19 restrictions, even when gyms are able to reopen for exercise indoors they’ll continue to face capacity limitations.

That’s causing many gym owners to cry foul.

Charles Kipilii Jr., owner of Hawaii Elite MMA and Fitness, says many local gyms are going into debt and facing permanent closure.

He strongly disagrees with what the mayor has in place.

“It’s going to be hard for them to go out and look at every business because I know every business owner has a unique business, but I believe that some businesses probably can open,” he said.

“There’s probably

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Biden’s Scranton vs. Park Ave. appeal targets working class

The strategy goes beyond the headlines from Democrats’ 2018 midterm success, when college-educated whites in metro areas swelled the congressional ranks of suburban Democrats and handed the party a House majority, new governorships and scores of state legislative seats around the country. Now Biden and his advisers believe his profile, combined with Trump’s liabilities, allows Democrats to capitalize on their new base without forsaking their old one.

“There are so many people in our party who have just said, ‘screw the white working class, they don’t matter anymore and we can’t get them because they’re all racist,’ blah, blah, blah,” said Paul Maslin, a Democratic pollster based in Wisconsin. “But thank God Joe Biden is not running that kind of campaign. He knows better.”

Trump advisers, for their part, see the president as having enough of an upper hand among the white working class to be reelected. Still, it wouldn’t

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Biden’s Scranton vs. Park Ave. appeal targets working class

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden tours the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc, Wis., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

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Joe Biden stood on the floor of a Wisconsin aluminum plant this week, shed the trappings of his decades in national politics and then took aim at the billionaire New Yorker he wants to evict from the Oval Office.

“I’ve dealt with guys like Donald Trump my whole life, who would look down on us because we didn’t have a lot of money or your parents didn’t go to college,” Biden said, recalling his boyhood roots. “Guys who think they’re better than you. Guys who inherit everything they’ve ever gotten in their life and squander it.”

Biden has long cultivated his persona as “Middle-Class Joe” with “hardscrabble” roots, but as he turns to the closing stretch of his third presidential bid, the Scranton, Pennsylvania, native is personalizing

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HBS’ Racial Equality Plan: Vague Promises, No Targets

Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria
Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria

Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria

Harvard Business School today (Sept. 23) released an action plan for racial equality but shied away from setting any concrete targets that could be used to measure progress on putting more Black protagonists in case studies, hiring and promoting more underrepresented minorities as faculty, or increasing the percentage of Black students in its MBA program.

“Targets can get mired in controversy—from whether they are legally permissible or sufficiently bold or implausibly unrealistic,” wrote Dean Nitin Nohria in an email to the HBS community. “In the end, we know that what truly matters is what we accomplish. Our actions and outcomes will speak louder than our plans and goals. We need to hold ourselves accountable, and our results, which we will report regularly and transparently, will be the ultimate measure of our progress.”

The statement comes nearly four months

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Citi targets homebodies with cobranded Wayfair Mastercard

Citi has teamed with home furnishings giant Wayfair on a pair of credit cards—one cobranded with Mastercard and a private label version—capitalizing on the pandemic-accelerated e-commerce boom.

Targeting homebound shoppers, the Wayfair Mastercard and private-label card’s loyalty program offers 3% back in rewards for grocery purchases and 2% back on online purchases. All other purchases yield 1% back on the no-annual-fee card.

According to eMarketer data, Wayfair also is one of the only U.S. e-commerce retailers to crack the Top 10 this year without a chain of brick-and-mortar stores augmenting its volume, underscoring e-commerce’s momentum. (Wayfair has one store in Natick, Mass., and one outlet store in Kentucky.)“With e-commerce continuing to surge in popularity, we are thrilled to partner with Wayfair to provide customers with seamless, convenient financing embedded in the path to purchase,” said Craig Vallorano, head of Citi retail services, in a press release.

The move marks

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Office Evolution Targets #1 State in America for Small Business

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Office Evolution – the nation’s largest coworking franchisor – is setting its sights on one of America’s largest business hubs for expansion: Atlanta. With the shift in the workplace due to Covid-19 fueling demand among small, medium, and even large companies, for flexible workspace, Atlanta is a perfect fit for Office Evolution. More than two dozen Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies, and thousands of small businesses call Atlanta home, making it the epicenter of business in the South. Georgia has also been ranked the number one state in America for small business climate by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Seizing on the opportunity for substantial growth, Office Evolution is expanding in the market with two new locations. The new locations will open in Roswell and Johns Creek, and will be Office Evolution’s third and fourth locations in the Peach

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