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September 2020 breaks record for UK tech visa applications

Data from Tech Nation has revealed that September 2020 saw the most UK tech visa applications since records began in 2014 September 2020 breaks record for UK tech visa applications image

August 2020 saw the third highest number of applications, according to Tech Nation data.

The UK Tech Nation visa, designated to Tech Nation by the Home Office, allows tech talent worldwide to work in the country’s digital technology sector, contributing expertise and innovation.

In the third quarter of 2020, visa applications rose by 42% from the previous quarter, and were up by 8% from Q3 2019.

Applicants to the scheme have predominantly come from India, Russia and the United States, with the most common backgrounds being artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing and software development.

What the Prime Minister’s ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ means for UK tech

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ in which adults without A-Levels will be offered a free course, but what does

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Miami business hawks pro-police collector coins. One state says its design breaks the law

As the nation grapples with tensions over cases of police brutality, a small Miami company says it’s found a successful niche selling pro-law-enforcement “challenge coins” and pins online.

The company, LEO Challenge Coins, hawks collector-type coins that depict police badges and emblems from agencies from around the country, plus body armor, rifles, American flags, President Donald Trump in heroic poses and even Baby Yoda wearing a coronavirus mask.

But one coin depicting a Virginia trooper — who earned online notoriety for cursing and preening to the camera during a video-recorded traffic stop — is drawing heat, including from the state itself. Virginia’s Secretary of the Commonwealth this week issued a cease-and-desist order to the Miami company, threatening fines and even jail time because the coin displays the state seal.

“As keeper of the Seals, I request that you cease such usage and remove any representation of the seal of

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C-Store Master Breaks Ground on State-of-the-art Robotic Distribution Warehouse in Huntsville

More than 70 robots bring elevated automation efficiency

C-Store Master broke ground on the company’s new 120,000-square-foot automated warehouse Tuesday.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201007005230/en/

C-Store Master groundbreaking with Huntsville Madison County Chamber Vice President of Small Business & Events Pammie Jimmar, C-Store Master President Satish Kalva, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, C-Store Master COO Sharan Kalva, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, C-Store Master CEO Sandip Patel and Geek+ Director of Business Development and Partnership Rick DeFiesta.(Photo: Business Wire)

Scheduled to open in Q1 of 2021, the company has invested $12 million in the warehouse, which will be the only one of its kind in the country.

The new warehouse has created 40 jobs that C-Store Master will be hiring for in the coming months.

“Huntsville is the perfect place for our work because of its booming business environment and central location to the

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TDK breaks ground on new vintage development

TDK breaks ground on new vintage development

ALCOA – TDK has broken ground on a new Vintage development for the Maryville and Alcoa area, Kent Ayer, President of TDK, announced.


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“Vintage Apartments is a $33 million upscale apartment community and continues our theme of elevated living by providing a unique experience combining location and luxury. Located on Middlesettlements Road, this property has a special significance for many in the area because it was formerly Bungalow Elementary School and then it was transferred to Pellissippi State Community College before we began to redevelop it into new housing for families,” Ayer said. 

Vintage will be a safe community with controlled access gates, a full-time maintenance staff, and eight buildings, eight detached garage buildings, a free standing clubhouse, and two commercial parcels for mixed use development on the property. When completed in the winter of 2021, it will include 192 units,

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Citigroup’s ‘strategic thinker’ Fraser breaks glass ceiling

By Pete Schroeder, David Henry and Svea Herbst-Bayliss

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jane Fraser made history on Thursday when she became the first female global bank chief executive, a role she will take up next year when Citigroup Inc’s current CEO Michael Corbat will step down.

Fraser, 53, who grew up in Scotland, navigated some of the world’s most cut-throat corporate environments, including Goldman Sachs, Harvard Business School and McKinsey & Company, before joining Citigroup in 2004.

During her time at the bank she has helped execute some of its divestitures, including the staggered sale of its Smith Barney brokerage, and was often assigned to fix problems in the bank’s operations, ranging from its U.S. mortgage business to its Mexico operations.

She became president and chief executive of global consumer banking last year.

“She’s very, very intelligent and a thoughtful, strategic thinker. She’s a consensus builder who listens to everyone

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