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UL Lafayette listed among best colleges in US News and World Report rankings

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been listed among the nation’s top 389 colleges in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges.”

The annual guidebook assessed 1,452 four-year colleges and universities to help parents and students make decisions about which schools to attend.

UL Lafayette was tied with a host of other schools at No. 154 in the public universities category, and No. 298 in the national universities category. National universities emphasize research and offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Rankings are compiled based on many factors, including academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student/faculty ratio, social mobility, ACT/SAT scores of admitted students and alumni giving.

“U.S. News & World Report’s recognition is representative of our learning environment, which attracts academically gifted students who are stimulated by challenging coursework delivered by dedicated faculty members,” said Dr. DeWayne Bowie,

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China Loosens Visa Restrictions for Foreigners Amid Coronavirus Pandemic | World Report

China announced on Wednesday that it is relaxing visa policies for some foreigners in a sign of confidence in the country’s containment of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry and National Immigration Administration said in a statement that, effective Sept. 28, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence work permits are allowed to enter the country without needing to apply for a new visa.

Additionally, those entering for personal matters and family reunions are also allowed to enter without applying for new visas.

Cartoons on the Coronavirus

“The above-mentioned personnel shall strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control,” the statement said. “Other measures in the Announcement issued on March 26 will continue to be implemented. While ensuring effective epidemic control, the Chinese government will continue resuming people-to-people exchanges in a step-by-step and orderly manner.”

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs temporarily suspended entry into China by foreign

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QS Business Masters Rankings 2021 – Revealed: the specializations most in-demand among employers around the world

LONDON, Sept. 23, 2020 /CNW/ — Global higher and business education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds released the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Supply Chain Management, the new addition to their series of specialized business masters tables, which also includes; Masters in Business Analytics, Finance, Management and Marketing as well as the Full-Time MBA.

QS’s CEO Nunzio Quacquarelli said: “Whether it is companies seeking to distribute Covid-19 vaccines, or sectors such as e-commerce, which are experiencing rapid growth since the start of the pandemic, companies around the world are hiring talent specialized in supply chain management. Like the growth in data analytics, this is an emerging career path for the next decade. At QS, we have expanded our series of business masters rankings to include the most sought-after career specializations and provide prospective students around the world with independent insights to help their search for the best programs

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Will Smith, Kevin Hart fund pandemic-proof virtual events start-up Run The World

From working with Will Smith and Kevin Hart, to hosting thousands of events across the globe, Xiaoyin Qu’s schedule has been packed lately.

In May, the 27-year-old Stanford dropout added the A-list entertainers to a string of big names eager to back her virtual events start-up with $10.8 million, as investors sought to ride the rising tide of coronavirus-friendly technology businesses.

No one saw this coming, at least when we pitched it.

Xiaoyin Qu

co-founder and CEO, Run The World

Qu doesn’t claim to have seen the pandemic coming. Far from it, in fact. This was simply the latest in a long line of failed ideas. 

“I had enough failed ideas, or enough ideas people thought were stupid, I just thought well, maybe I’ll give it (a) try,” Qu told CNBC Make It.

Inspired by her mom

Qu is the co-founder and CEO of Run The World, a California-based tech

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Trump administration set to make it tough for US cos to hire H-1B visa holders – world news

The Trump administration plans to make it harder for US companies to hire foreign workers on H-1B non-immigrant short-term visas, by narrowing the definition of “speciality” occupation and raising minimum wages for the employees.

Both measures are intended to ensure American workers were not displaced or denied jobs because of cheaper foreign workers. Critics of the H-1B programme argue that US companies are hiring foreign workers to displace American ones, and that they are not highly skilled as they ought to be. More than 70% of these H-1B visas go to Indians hired by US companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, and US subsidiaries of Indian IT companies such as Infosys, Wipro and TCS.

Office of Management and Budget of the White House has posted a notice on its website saying a review was under way of H-1B and other visas, but no details were available.

White House

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The 8 best executive MBAs that let you get a prestigious degree from anywhere in the world while working full time

SMU Cox School of Business’ Executive MBA building.
  • While many seek a traditional full-time MBA program to master the business basics, those already in a leadership role may opt to build their management skills through a different type of program: an executive MBA, or EMBA.
  • The main reasons people pursue an EMBA include “the ability to stay employed while earning a degree and the opportunity to gain new perspectives on the business enterprise,” Michael Desiderio, executive director of the Executive MBA Council said.
  • Business Insider compiled the best programs out there based on their curriculum, prestige, and overall experience and tapped former EMBA students and staffers for their input on what makes these programs so great.
  • The list includes Cornell Executive MBA Americas, NYU Stern’s Executive MBA Programs, Kellogg’s Executive MBA program, and The Texas McComb’s Executive MBA Program, among others.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.


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Hiding in plain sight in an online world | Business

While the pandemic seems to be the backdrop for everything happening currently, the foreground is dominated by being online and nearly constant telepresence either for school, work or for home. It is leading to feelings of overexposure and inability to find some privacy.

Last week, I had a recurring thought about a bookstore in the U.K., browsing the philosophy section, where I would find Routledge black-bound volumes.

I discussed the thought with my wife. Why was it recurring? Was it because this was not accessible to me during the pandemic? Was it just nostalgia? Was it just that I miss bookstores?

We put the last one to a test and called our sitter, who came for a couple of hours to watch the boys, and we headed into town to Garcia Street Books. After using the hand sanitizer at the door, we went in and did what we usually do

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Starting To Buy Camping World (NYSE:CWH)

I highlighted my sale of Camping World Holdings (CWH) earlier this summer. I thought the share price at $30 was starting to get a little rich. I subsequently sold my shares at $34.

Covid-19 served as a tailwind and boosted camping and RV demand. 2020 has been a summer where most Americans have not taken any international vacations, attended concerts or sports events. It has been the summer of camping.

This week, CWH held their annual investor day. After reviewing the material, I am now more bullish on the company. I think a valuation of $30 is conservative and the company is most likely worth closer to $50 per share. Subsequently, I will be accumulating shares in the $25-30 range.

Valuation is Solid

The company is currently valued at $2.7 Billion. The enterprise value is $5.0 Billion.

The company is now projecting $500 million in Adjusted EBITDA in 2021. Furthermore,

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T.D. Jakes’ Virtual Conference a ‘Master Class’ in Leveraging Faith over Fear | Nation & World

DALLAS, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — During more than 20 years of the Woman, Thou Art Loosed! international gatherings, women have firmly stood at the forefront of social change, unafraid to use their voices for justice. As the U.S. continues to grapple with COVID-19, women are coming together, motivated by faith, to worship, reflect and learn virtually as the conference goes completely digital Oct. 15-17. Designed and created by Bishop T.D. Jakes, Master Class—exclusively offered at Woman, Thou Art Loosed! —will help women advance in their spheres of influence across business, entertainment, healthcare, technology, finance and ministry.

During this year’s three-day virtual event, Woman, Thou Art Loosed! Master Class will discuss current topics including Black Lives Matter, education, social justice in entertainment, mental health and how to turn anger into action. Featured speakers include mother of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton; CEO of REFORM Alliance and CNN host Van Jones; mother

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Old World Shaving Parlor Offers Exceptional Experience

image for Image credit: Adam Uzialko

Image credit: Adam Uzialko

  • Starting a business built around a theme or unique customer experience can generate repeat business.
  • Cultivating the right atmosphere involves decor, furniture, ambience and customer service.
  • Your products and services should serve to further the atmosphere or theme around your customer experience.
  • Old World Shaving Parlor is known for providing top-quality haircuts in a traditional setting, incorporating age-old barbershop techniques and services.

There are many barbershops in Red Bank, New Jersey, but only one where you can get the experience of a classic shaving parlor. Entering the Old World Shaving Parlor in downtown Red Bank is like stepping into a time machine, only to arrive in a barbershop of old. The hum of electric buzzers is accompanied by the musical stylings of the Rat Pack while expert barbers clad in formal wear offer exceptional service with personal attention. Even the decor is

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