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Small business coalition continues push for new reopening plan

SAN DIEGO – A coalition made up of San Diego County businesses is taking the next steps in its push for a new local economic reopening plan.

“Currently, there is no green tier,” said Jon Weber, owner of Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop and founder of the We Mean Business coalition. “Currently, there is no light at the end of the tunnel.”

Weber started the coalition as a way for local businesses to join together toward the end of what has been a tumultuous year for most industries amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dozens of others have joined him in recent weeks to hold several rallies and now many of them are on board to sign a petition on the group’s website.

They hope it will force San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors to meet them halfway to draft a less restrictive reopening plan.

“It’s our commitment to the county

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Wisconsin Hospital Association helps form coalition to encourage masks

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard working at a COVID-19 testing site at the United Migrant Opportunity Services building, 2701 S. Chase Ave., in Milwaukee. As the state’s outbreak balloons to one of the nation’s worst, the surge of cases and hospitalizations in northeast Wisconsin is unlike anything the region has experienced since the pandemic began. (Photo: Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

The Wisconsin Hospital Association and a coalition of health care and business organizations have formed a coalition to encourage people to wear masks and take other precautions to check the surge in COVID-19 infections in the state.

“What we know is that masks work,” said Eric Borgerding, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Hospital Association. “And whether it’s through a mandate or through very vigilant use and encouragement of using masks, we know that it works.”

The planned campaign comes at a time

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Nigeria: Coalition Seeks Extension of U.S., UK Visa Ban to Corrupt Judges

A civil society organisation, Save Democracy Coalition (SDC), has called on the authorities in the United States, United Kingdom and countries in the European Union (EU) to extend their travel visa ban to Nigerian judges found to have compromised the integrity of the ballot through miscarriage of justice in election petitions they presided over.

The coalition, in a statement in Abuja yesterday, said the recent visa ban imposed by the US and UK on some politicians for their roles in electoral violence can only achieve the desired results if such sanctions are extended to errant judges who commit judicial rape in the handling of election petitions brought before them.

The statement, signed by the National Coordinator of SDC, Mr. James Ifeoluwa, observed that restricting the visa ban to perpetrators of political violence alone would not check the ugly trend, stressing that such unscrupulous political actors might still achieve their sinister

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Coalition Seeks Extension of US, UK Visa Ban to Corrupt Judges

A civil society organisation, Save Democracy Coalition (SDC), has called on the authorities in the United States, United Kingdom and countries in the European Union (EU) to extend their travel visa ban to Nigerian judges found to have compromised the integrity of the ballot through miscarriage of justice in election petitions they presided over.

The coalition, in a statement in Abuja yesterday, said the recent visa ban imposed by the US and UK on some politicians for their roles in electoral violence can only achieve the desired results if such sanctions are extended to errant judges who commit judicial rape in the handling of election petitions brought before them.

The statement, signed by the National Coordinator of SDC, Mr. James Ifeoluwa, observed that restricting the visa ban to perpetrators of political violence alone would not check the ugly trend, stressing that such unscrupulous political actors might still achieve their sinister

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Redesigning the iOS 14 home screen, app makers form ‘fairness’ coalition, latest on TikTok ban

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all.

The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those without a mobile focus.

In this series, we help you keep up with the latest news from the world of apps, delivered on a weekly basis.

iOS 14 Home screen Customization Craze

The release of iOS 14 included one of the biggest updates to the iPhone’s user interface in years. Apps can now be stored off screen

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The Black IDEA Coalition Hosts Virtual Summit On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In D.C. | News

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The pursuit of the American Dream has often been a Dream Deferred for African-Americans.  Even in 2020 Blacks still face Systemic Racism which often halts those dreams. Yesterday in the nation’s capital, The Black Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Action (IDEA) Coalition hosted a virtual summit on DEI which featured a stellar cast of corporate executives, business leaders and thought leaders on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. They had presenters from Gallup, Enterprise Community Partners and The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to name a few. They discussed proven measurable solutions to address DEI. 

Less than one percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are Black. Recently, Wells Fargo CEO, Charles Scharf was quoted saying, “There is a very limited pool of Black talent to recruit from,” when questioned on Capitol Hill. Despite the recent heightened interest in Diversity and Inclusion and companies pledging

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The Black IDEA Coalition Hosts Virtual Summit On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In D.C.

The Black IDEA Coalition Hosts Virtual Summit On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In D.C.

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The pursuit of the American Dream has often been a Dream Deferred for African-Americans.  Even in 2020 Blacks still face Systemic Racism which often halts those dreams. Yesterday in the nation’s capital, The Black Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Action (IDEA) Coalition hosted a virtual summit on DEI which featured a stellar cast of corporate executives, business leaders and thought leaders on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. They had presenters from Gallup, Enterprise Community Partners and The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to name a few. They discussed proven measurable solutions to address DEI. 

The Black IDEA Summit flyer.
The Black IDEA Summit flyer.

Less than one percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are Black. Recently, Wells Fargo CEO, Charles Scharf was quoted saying, “There is a very

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Verizon commits $1 million to We Mean Business coalition to help scale climate action

  • Funding will provide small businesses with tools and education to help them reduce their carbon emissions

  • Initiative underscores Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Verizon announced a $1 million grant to We Mean Business, a global coalition of nonprofit organizations working with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change. The funding will help the We Mean Business coalition to provide one million small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) globally with tech-enabled carbon footprint quantification tools and the necessary education to enable a 50% reduction of their carbon emissions by 2030–with the goal to become net zero before 2050. This initiative underscores Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement.

“Small and medium businesses account for the majority of businesses worldwide, giving them

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American Express Launches the “Coalition to Back Black Businesses” Grant Program with a $10 Million Commitment

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Express (NYSE: AXP), in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announced today the formation of the “Coalition to Back Black Businesses” with a $10 million commitment to fund a grant program and support Black-owned small business recovery in the U.S. over the next four years. The Coalition is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between four major Black chambers: the National Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Business League, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., and Walker’s Legacy. Eligible and interested Black small business owners can apply for the grant online here, starting today.

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities has become apparent as U.S. Black-owned small businesses were twice as likely to close during the early months of the pandemic compared to small businesses nationally1. Building on its long-standing commitment to back small businesses and underrepresented communities, American Express has expanded its

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