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Northern California casino reopens from 3-week closure due to cyberattack

Cache Creek Casino Resort in Northern California has reopened after a cyberattack forced the property to close for more than three weeks.

The 24-hour tribal casino, located along Highway 16 in Brooks about an hour outside of Sacramento, was back in business as of Monday afternoon.

“Our incredible teams and partners have completed the necessary work to return us to normal business operations,” the casino wrote in a social media post.

Cache Creek had been closed since the evening of Sept. 20 due to what it initially referred to generically as a “systems infrastructure failure,” and for nearly a week and a half, the casino provided limited updates and gave no estimated time frame for reopening.

On Sept. 30, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation confirmed that the cause of the systems failure was “an external attack on (their) computer network,” as first reported by The Sacramento Bee and announced

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Corporate Executives Consider Large Urban Areas Less Attractive for Business Due to COVID-19

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A new survey of U.S. business executives concludes corporate decision makers find large urban areas less attractive business locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Released today at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference, which is being held virtually from Dallas, the study shows that nearly 50% of the executives surveyed reported that large urban areas – cities with a population of more than 1 million – are less attractive as business locations due to COVID-19. Respondents also reported that their perception of some state’s business climates has deteriorated due to the way some states have handled the pandemic.

Conducted by Development Counsellors International (DCI) every three years, the “Winning Strategies in Economic Development Marketing” survey has tracked trends in economic development since its inception in 1996. In light of COVID-19, this year’s survey also includes findings about how the

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Iconic Grand Central Oyster Bar temporarily suspends operations in NYC due to COVID-19

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — The legendary Grand Central Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal announced Monday that it is temporarily suspending all restaurant operations, effective immediately.

Officials said the restaurant is closing due to the lack of business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outdoor dining was out of the question in the basement of Grand Central, but for months they loaded up on the supplies they needed — from contactless pay systems to a lot of sanitizer.

The 107-year-old restaurant had just reopened to 25% capacity for indoor dining and take-out on Sept. 30 after a nearly seven-month shutdown.

Executive Chef Sandy Ingber spoke to Eyewitness News before they reopened to the public for the first time.

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“It’s a shot in the dark, but we’re willing to take the chance,” Ingber said in September. “We’ve

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Enterprise hits and misses – IBM spins off a legacy business, ERP vendors get a re-platform debate, and hybrid SaaS gets its due

Lead story – Don’t be a ERP re-platform sheep – or a pure SaaS sheep either.

MyPOV: Two diginomica stories challenged buyers not to accept the status quo.

Start with Kurt’s When – and why – hybrid SaaS might be a better option. Kurt critiques SaaS multi-tentant purists. Architectural options have become more nuanced – opening up SaaS possibilities in regulated industries, for example.

I believe that’s a win for customers, but it does require grasping what’s under the hybrid SaaS hood. Kurt:

A better SaaS alternative is a hybrid model in which parts of an application, such as the Web UI, mobile interface and administrative console are delivered from shared infrastructure while the backend databases and business logic run on dedicated infrastructure. For example, Generis CARA, a content management SaaS that targets highly regulated industries like life sciences and financial services provides two classes of service that

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Grand Central Oyster Bar temporarily suspends business due to COVID-19

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — The Grand Central Oyster Bar has temporarily suspended restaurant operations as businesses continue to feel the effects of COVID-19.

The 107-year-old institution, which was shut down for nearly seven months, reopened for business less than two weeks ago when indoor dining was allowed at 25% capacity.

Due to limited business and lack of traffic among tourists and people working at offices, the restaurant decided to temporarily shut its doors once again.

“It has been seven challenging months since we last saw many of you at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. As we re-opened on September 30th, we relished the opportunity to be of service again, and fill your hearts, and ours, with joy, and do what we do best – offer an amazing experience to our beloved New Yorkers and to our friends from all over the world. However, we must, temporarily, close again due

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MacKinnon Dance Academy owner says she must close due to COVID-19

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Otis Gillespie, a salsa dance instructor for the MacKinnon Dance Academy in Oxnard, uses a scissor lift to remove the studio’s sign on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, as it prepare to close after more than four decades due to loss of revenue from COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo: ANTHONY PLASCENCIA/THE STAR)

Joy MacKinnon opened up a post on her Facebook page and started to type.

But the words didn’t come easily. She didn’t want the message to be too wordy or a sob story or “woe is me” at all.

Mostly, she just kept thinking: “Oh my gosh, I really have to say this now.”

In March, the coronavirus pandemic hit California and soon public health officials ordered closures and people to stay safe at home. The 45-year-old MacKinnon Dance Academy canceled its classes and had to close its doors, like thousands of other local businesses.

MacKinnon expected to

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Motley Fool to close Hong Kong business due to political uncertainty

HONG KONG, Oct 8 (Reuters)Investment news site Motley Fool will shutter its Hong Kong operations due to the uncertain political outlook in the Asian financial hub, according to a post on the company’s website earlier this week.

The move adds to ongoing concerns about the media and the investment environment in Hong Kong, following the implementation in late June of a new national security law, imposed by China, which introduced severe penalties for anything deemed as secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces.

The post, by Hayes Chan, Motley Fool’s Hong Kong lead analyst cited last year’s protests, the introduction of a National Security law and the United States and China’s economic decoupling as reasons for the uncertainty.

“With all those uncertainties, it’s hard to make predictable decisions to grow our Foolish business here over the next 3-5 years,” the statement said.

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam

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The Iconic Central Park Boathouse Closes Indefinitely, Lays Off 163 Employees Due to COVID-19

Loeb Boathouse in When Harry Met Sally

The Loeb Boathouse, the historic 66-year-old restaurant located in Central Park, is staying closed for the foreseeable future.

In a Sept. 8 filing with the New York Department of Labor, the restaurant said it is remaining shuttered due to “unforeseeable business circumstances prompted by COVID-19.”

According to the filing, all 163 employees who were temporarily furloughed by owner Dean Poll in March when the restaurant first shut down have now been laid-off permanently.

The restaurant said in a statement on its website that it anticipates reopening in April.

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According to the New York Post, who cited sources, the eatery has not yet opened due to its reliance on heavy tourist traffic and large parties to break even.

The Loeb Boathouse originally opened in March 1954.

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Queensbury schools going remote this week due to ‘growing’ virus cases, quarantines

District has had nine cases in its elementary, middle and high school buildings this fall

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QUEENSBURY — The Queensbury Union Free School District campus will close and learning will be remote this week after two more people associated with schools in the district tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend.

Superintendent Kyle Gannon informed families of the closure Saturday after the district was notified of the new cases at Queensbury High and the William H. Barton Intermediate School. The district has had nine cases of the virus in its elementary, middle and high school buildings since school started up again this fall.

The county public health department is investigating the cases and will advise anyone who needs to quarantine or get tested, Gannon said.

“Due to the growing number of cases and large number of individuals placed

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Jetex Business Jumps Due To Lack of First-class Flights

Jetex has seen business boom at its marquee VIP terminal at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) as Covid-19 has caused a dearth of first-class flights at UAE airline Emirates, which is today flying to only around half of the destinations it normally serves. “I expect the second half of 2020 to [see] 200 percent growth compared to [the same period] last year,” Jetex founder and CEO Adel Mardini told AIN.

He said he sometimes saw as many as 20 to 25 flights a day going through Jetex’s VIP Terminal since April. “I would say 70 percent of our new customers are coming from Emirates and Etihad’s first-class clientele. People who used to fly 10 times a year in first class are now flying three times by private jet—and it’s the same budget. The more airlines shut down, the more business will come to us,” Mardini said.

Jetex has

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