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Flush with capital, Jio turns up the heat on Airtel and Vodafone Idea

Early this month, Bharti Airtel Ltd’s shares traded at about 550 apiece. They are now 21% lower at about 433. One reason, of course, is that Vodafone Idea Ltd is now expected to survive after the Supreme Court’s final ruling in the AGR (adjusted gross revenue) case. But another is the increased aggression by Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, after a massive fund raise by its parent, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). “Jio’s aggression in the telecom sector seems to be back post RIL’s significant capital raise, perhaps with an endeavour to fill the gaps in the fixed broadband, postpaid and low-end prepaid customer segments,” said analysts at Kotak Institutional Equities in a note.

First, Jio announced a reduction in effective tariffs in the fixed broadband segment, forcing competitors such as Airtel to follow suit. The latest battlefront is the postpaid segment, with Jio announcing new tariff plans with a

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US court turns down challenge to Trump’s temporary ban

Washington: An Indian-American federal judge has turned down an appeal by 169 Indian citizens who had challenged President Donald Trump’s order that barred foreign nationals on H-1B specialty occupation visas from entering the US till the end of the year.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

US District Judge Amit P Mehta of US District Court for the District of Columbia in his 11-page order on Wednesday said that Indian citizens, who are now trapped abroad during trips to India when borders closed, are unlikely to win their case contesting the travel ban proclamation of Trump.

The 169 Indian nationals in their lawsuit had sought an order directing the Secretary of

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US court turns down challenge to Trump’s H-1B visa ban

Washington: An Indian-American federal judge has turned down an appeal by 169 Indian citizens who had challenged the proclamation of President Donald Trump that barred foreign nationals on H-1B specialty occupation visa from entering the US till the end of the year.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

 

US District Judge Amit P Mehta of US District Court for the District of Columbia in its order on Wednesday said that Indian citizens, who are now trapped abroad during trips to India when borders closed, are unlikely to win their case contesting the travel ban proclamation of Trump.

The 169 Indian nationals in their lawsuit had sought an order directing the Secretary

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US court turns down challenge to Trump’s temporary ban on H-1B visa- The New Indian Express

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WASHINGTON: An Indian-American federal judge has turned down an appeal by 169 Indian citizens who had challenged the proclamation of President Donald Trump that barred foreign nationals on H-1B specialty occupation visa from entering the US till the end of the year.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

US District Judge Amit P Mehta of US District Court for the District of Columbia in its order on Wednesday said that Indian citizens, who are now trapped abroad during trips to India when borders closed, are unlikely to win their case contesting the travel ban proclamation of Trump.

The 169 Indian nationals in their lawsuit had sought an order directing

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Cherokee County designer turns ‘cuckoo’ business plan into reality

It wouldn’t be an insult to call Jodie Davis a little “cuckoo” — after all, these days, the iconic sound of a cuckoo clock is practically her calling card.

“I call them boxes of joy,” she says, gesturing to a wall lined with her whimsical creations.

Davis is the owner of The American Cuckoo Clock Company, based out of Cherokee County.  The renowned quilter — known for writing more than 30 books and hosting popular television shows on the subject — first got the idea to design her own cuckoo clocks while shooting a television show in Switzerland.  Her initial vision — to design the clocks and have them manufactured in Germany — proved a longer process than Davis anticipated, and she decided

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Wedding dress designer turns an industry in free-fall into an opportunity to give back during COVID-19

For Adrienn Braun, early March was a rude awakening.

How this wedding dress designer saved her business during COVID-19’s wedding downturn

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“Brides just started calling me and said, ‘Hey, we canceled the wedding,’” the bridal fashion designer says. “It was one call, two calls, three calls.”

Her business, Adrienn Braun Bridal and Fashion Studio, based in Hoboken, New Jersey, was badly impacted. Balances were not paid in full, consultations got canceled, and brides began asking for less elaborate dresses for smaller-scale, backyard weddings. Many of her plans to custom-design dresses turned into alterations – a fraction of the price she earns to design from scratch.



a person sitting at a table: Adrienn Braun works with her husband Emilio Mazzucotelli to create face masks using extra fabric in her store.


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Adrienn Braun works with her husband Emilio Mazzucotelli to create face masks using extra fabric in her store.

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Novo Guitars turns to direct sales to survive COVID-19

By Aimee Picchi, Special to USA TODAY
Published 5:56 p.m. ET Sept. 13, 2020

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Novo Guitars sells hand-made, originally-designed guitars. Here’s how they’ve survived the pandemic even with no concerts or live performances.

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Since its founding in 2015, Novo Guitars has built a reputation in its home base of Nashville and beyond, with its instruments played by country legend Keith Urban and musicians who work with Beyoncé and David Byrne.

But when the pandemic brought its business to a standstill in March, owner Dennis Fano said the future suddenly looked uncertain. 

“We weren’t sure how long we were going to be shut down for,” Fano, 49, recalls. “And then once we were able to resume production, we weren’t sure exactly what that was going to look like.”

Until that point, Novo Guitars had been on a run. It kicked off 2020 with a “nice increase” of orders,

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Hankyung.com’s introduces: Foreigner’s Innovative Ideas Turns into Startup Companies in Korea

  • Startup business model Audition “A Big Think” Hosted by Seoul Business Agency
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government Discovers and Fosters Foreign Technology-based Startup Wannabes
  • Creating a Global startup environment for Foreigners based in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A Big Think, a startup business model audition for foreigners will be held by Seoul Business Agency (SBA, CEO: Jang Yeong-Seung), a business support institution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), run by Seoul metropolitan government, and dedicates to the promotion and development of competitiveness by diversifying the investment and start-up environment.

SBA’s Invest Seoul Center has hosted “A Big Think”, the business model audition for foreigners seven times since 2014; it provides to the winners not only VISA points but various support such as free office, education, and consulting to help to actually establish the companies. Also, supports other applicants to realize successful startups in the

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