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Mastercard Incorporated to Host Conference Call on Third-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

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On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) will release its third-quarter 2020 financial results. The company will host a conference call to discuss these results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

The financial results will be posted on the company’s website at investor.mastercard.com. The company will issue an alert over a news wire when the earnings materials are publicly available, including a link to those documents.

Conference Call Details:
U.S. dial-in: (833) 714-0894
International dial-in (outside the U.S.): +1 778 560 2664
U.K. local dial-in: 02035478612
Conference ID: 2393503

A replay of the call will be available for 30 days and can be accessed below:
U.S. dial-in: (800) 585 8367
International dial-in (outside the U.S.): +1 416 621 4642
Conference ID: 2393503


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Call for Ideas: Innovative Technology to Reduce Visual Impairment & Blindness

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Seva Foundation is proud to announce the winners of its 2020 Call For Ideas to identify innovative technology-based solutions to improve eye care delivery. The Berkeley-based vision care humanitarian organization has committed up to $250k to spark innovation in technology to transform lives by restoring sight.

This year’s winners are as follows:

  • Aravind Eye Care System, India. Aravind, along with Oregon Health & Science University, USA, seeks to develop artificial intelligence assisted Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) screenings on multiple lower-cost camera systems, so that other health systems can implement AI-assisted telemedicine with minimal capital investment.
  • Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, India. Dr. Shroff’s aims to upgrade existing software to be cloud-based, allowing for remote monitoring of clinical quality and referral from Vision Centers to hospitals.
  • LV Prasad Eye Institute, India. LVPEI and the Global Alliance for Medical
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Central bankers call for fiscal aid at ‘critical’ point in pandemic battle

(Reuters) – Top U.S. and European central bankers on Tuesday called for renewed government spending to support families and businesses as the battle against the coronavirus recession enters a newly critical phase.

FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing examining the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress, in Washington, DC, U.S., September 24, 2020. Drew Angerer/Pool via REUTERS

The growth in new cases of COVID-19 is again accelerating in parts of the United States and Europe, raising the possibility of new restrictions on commerce even as whole industries and millions of households are still reeling from those imposed in the spring during the first viral wave.

Those health risks and the possibility of a long “slog” of slow growth and elevated joblessness means the United States remains at risk of a “recessionary

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More than 175 Small Businesses Find Opportunity at Walmart’s First-Ever Virtual Open Call for U.S. Manufactured Products

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More than 800 small businesses from across the country pitched their U.S. manufactured products yesterday during 30-minute one-on-one meetings with Walmart and Sam’s Club merchants as part of the company’s first-ever virtual Open Call event. Approximately 56 percent of these business self-report as diverse and more than 175 received a “yes,” advancing them to the next stage in the process to land on store and club shelves. In addition to Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs, the scope of opportunity available to participants includes Walmart.com, Walmart Marketplace, and Samsclub.com, and all participating businesses producing shelf-stable products were invited to sell their products on Walmart’s various online platforms.

“No other retailer provides small businesses with as many channels and avenues to success and we’re thrilled with their response to Walmart’s first-ever virtual Open Call event,” said Laura Phillips, Walmart senior vice president for global sourcing and U.S. manufacturing.

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Small business leaders call for $5,000 viability review subsidy to be included in the budget

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Key members of the small business community have come together to urge the federal government to include a Small Business Viability Review program in next week’s federal budget. 

Under the proposal, the government would fully fund a subsidy that would allow small business operators to access professional advice about the viability of their business. 

The call is being made by the Australian small business and family enterprise ombudsman Kate Carnell, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA). 

Echoing an earlier call from Carnell’s office for professional advice vouchers to be made available to small businesses, the groups are calling for a subsidy up to the value of $5,000.

Business operators would be able to use the subsidy to access tailored

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China Finance Online Co. Limited (JRJC) CEO Zhiwei Zhao on Q2 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

China Finance Online Co. Limited (NASDAQ:JRJC) Q2 2020 Results Earnings Call September 24, 2020 8:00 PM ET

Company Participants

Dixon Chen – IR

Zhiwei Zhao – CEO

Julie Zhu – Acting CFO

Conference Call Participants


Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the China Finance Online Q2 2020 Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. There will be a presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions]

I would now hand the conference over to your first speaker, Mr. Dixon Chen. Sir, please go ahead.

Dixon Chen

Thank you, operator. Welcome to China Finance Online’s 2020 second quarter and first six months financial results earnings conference call. With us today are Mr. Zhiwei Zhao, Chairman and CEO; and Ms. Julie Zhu, acting CFO. Mr. Zhao will provide a summary of business dynamics in the quarter, and then Ms. Julie will

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Four Ways Businesses Can Go Virtual (Beyond The Usual Video Call)

Terry Powell is the Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source®, North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise.

Sometimes it can seem like our lives are all one big Zoom meeting in 2020. But for the business owner looking to connect with a client or customer safely and from a healthy distance, I can tell you from experience that you do have other options than using a web-based video conferencing platform to host a one-on-one meeting.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with connecting one-on-one through Zoom, Skype or whatever your software platform preference is. In fact, I highly recommend that and am involved in meetings like that all the time. But there are other ways we can all interact virtually. It doesn’t have to be one-on-one. There’s really no limit to what you can do virtually.

Virtual Workshops

These tend to be smaller gatherings where people can meet from anywhere

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COVID temp. visa holders: ‘If you call 000 … I will send you back to your country’

Video above: Anti-domestic violence campaigner, Arman Abrahimzadeh, reveals the violence he experienced in his childhood. Full episode on SBS On Demand.

At the first sign of lockdown due to COVID-19 in Australia and across the globe, there were concerns domestic and family violence would increase in prevalence and intensity. It was also feared that, at the same time, conditions would prevent women from coming forward.

We have now gathered data showing these fears were well founded.

But what of the specific situation of temporary visa holders?

Our study of 100 cases during the first Victorian lockdown has illuminated the urgent need to remove barriers to support for temporary visa holders. It has also highlighted the need for changes to Commonwealth law and policy, so perpetrators are no longer able to use migration status as a means to control and abuse women.

This propensity is captured in the quote from one

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Business Call to Action (BCtA) 10th Annual Forum

Dear colleagues and friends,

In ten years’ time, when the world looks back at the progress made against each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, 2020 will be seen as a defining moment in our degree of success. As we take action to fight and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must use this opportunity to change, innovate and evolve our approach and build more sustainable and resilient economies for the future. We must now utilize all the tools we have at our disposal, including equitable digital technologies, proven inclusive business models, and complementary partnerships with the private sector, to overcome this crisis and set our tracks back on 2030.

Digital disruption and innovation 

COVID-19 has forced much of the world online. In doing so, it has exposed the digital divide like never before. In 2019, 87 per cent of people in developed countries used the Internet, compared with just

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Cytokinetics Announces Third Annual Communications Fellowship Program Call for Proposals

Community Engagement
Patient Advocacy
s   Focused on CardiovascularandNeuromuscular Diseases

Deadline for Applications is November 1

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) today announced a call for proposals for the third annual Cytokinetics Communications Fellowship Grant program. The Communications Fellowship program provides a total of $100,000 in grants to five selected patient advocacy organization serving the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), or spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) communities, and is intended to support increased capacity in communications, awareness building and community engagement.

“Last years’ fellowship grants were provided to five very deserving organizations to support their communication and outreach, and each one dedicated the funds to novel approaches to reach more patients and expand connections in their communities,” said Diane Weiser, Cytokinetics’ Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications

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