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A proliferation of MBA formats — part-time or full-time; on campus or online, or a mix of the two — led to a generation of students switching courses before the start of the academic year.

Uncertainties created by the pandemic and institutions’ ability to teach face to face — or offer meaningful online alternatives beyond Zoom — has made many prospective students rethink their choice of MBA. So what is the best course to choose in the current circumstances?

Ashkan Azar had been teaching English as a second language for nearly six years in Qatar and South Korea, as well as Toronto, where he grew up, when he decided to pursue an MBA to move into a management role in the education sector. “I needed a new challenge,” he says. “But I had no formal management training.”

Azar decided to study in Europe, because schools there offered shorter courses. He

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 29: (L-R) Brittany Chavez, Julissa Prado and Patty Delgado attend the 2019 Girlboss Rally at UCLA on June 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Girlboss)
If there is Comic-Con for Marvel-lovers and SantaCon for Kris Kringle’s fan club, what would a convention for Latinas who want to become their own bosses be? You guessed right, Jefacon. Beauty industry moguls Julissa Prado, CEO and Founder of Rizos Curls, and Patty Delgado, Founder and designer of Hija de tu Madre, have partnered with Smashbox in a double on-and-off-line initiative to help other Latinas connect with their inner jefas and inspire them to act on their goals, dreams and business ideas.

Jefacon, the online side of the collaboration, is a compelling virtual event that is taking place on Dec. 5, where these two daughters of Mexican immigrants will be sharing their secrets and advice to start your own business, find purpose, build a brand and put it on the map even if you are on a budget.

“I am where I am because so many women have uplifted

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a bridge over a beach: More Australians are working on home construction. Image: Getty


More Australians are working on home construction. Image: Getty

  • There has been a spike in Australians getting home construction loans this year, boosted by the federal government’s HomeBuilder grant.
  • According to Master Builders Australia, the number of loans to owner-occupiers jumped 11.5% in October, beating the record set in September.
  • “We will see more of the benefits from HomeBuilder coming over the next few months,” Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn said.
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Loans for home constructions and renovations are on the rise.

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Master Builders Australia revealed that the number of loans to owner-occupiers jumped 11.5% in October, beating the record set in September. The MBA says the increase can be partially attributed to the HomeBuilder scheme.

It comes as the Australian Bureau of Statistics found the value of new owner-occupier home loans rose 0.8% to $17.4 billion in October 2020

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Whether you’ve been operating 10 days, 10 months, or 10 years, it’s time for a “makeover” for your small business. If you’re going to survive and thrive in the COVID-19-dominated economy, it’s time to think of your small business as a startup.

3 ways to help small businesses during coronavirus pandemic

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Remember what it was like? You had an idea, a dream. You didn’t know how it was going to turn out but you seized any opportunities that came your way, continually changed as you learned more about your business, and worked long and hard. But you believed in yourself.

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It’s time to do that again, given that customers’ buying habits and needs have changed. It can be scary, but it can also be exciting. And most of all, it’s necessary.

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  • The Department of Justice has sued Facebook, alleging it discriminated against U.S. workers by reserving positions for temporary visa holders, the agency announced Thursday.
  • The DOJ alleged that Facebook did not consider “qualified and available U.S. workers” for more than 2,600 positions with an average salary of about $156,000, according to the release.
  • A Facebook spokesperson said in a statement the company “has been cooperating with the DOJ in its review of this issue and while we dispute the allegations in the complaint, we cannot comment further on pending litigation.”



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The Department of Justice has sued Facebook, alleging it discriminated against U.S. workers by reserving positions for temporary visa holders, the agency announced Thursday.

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The DOJ alleged that Facebook did not consider “qualified and available U.S. workers” for more than 2,600 positions with an

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Mastercard made two major executive changes on Thursday (Dec. 3) that are effective as of Jan. 1. Craig Vosburg has been promoted to chief product officer and Linda Kirkpatrick will succeed him as president, North America. In the CPO role, Vosburg will lead the newly combined products and engineering division, overseeing growth areas and executing new opportunities.

“Craig has been an integral part of our leadership team over the past decade. He’s brought a thoughtful and analytical approach to resetting our course in North America and the results speak for themselves,” Michael Miebach, president and CEO-elect, said in a statement on Thursday (Dec. 3). “As we prepare for the next decade, we believe this same approach will deliver dividends in an integrated product management and engineering organization. The teams will have a greater ability to collaborate and innovate to take advantage of the

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New York, Dec 4 (IANS) After more than a year of intense political tangling, the US Senate has passed a bill that lifts the existing per-country cap on the number of permanent-residency permits issued to legal immigrants, potentially paving the way for Indians waiting in decades-long lines to breathe easier.

But there`s a catch. Several, actually. It`s the Senate vs House lawmakers` versioning problem.

Aparna Bhatnagar, an Indian living in Stamford, Connecticut who`s been in the “queue forever” places the developments in context. “This version has to reconcile with the previous version that the House passed. It`s still a long way to go and by that time the new ruling party will take over. Let`s wait and watch,” she told IANS.

The “previous version” that Bhatnagar refers to is the aFairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act` which passed the House of Representatives in 2019 – 365

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Pune, Maharashtra, India, December 3 2020 (Wiredrelease) Prudour Pvt. Ltd :Global 2021 Seam Sealing Tapes Market Recapitulation by 2030

A futuristic comprehensive insight of applications and statistical challenges of the Seam Sealing Tapes market is recently added by Market.us research firm to its unique humongous database. This research work is rapidly undergoing changes. These changes are indicators of healthy Y-O-Y growth of the market. Moreover, This report has been accumulation by collecting informative data of various dynamics such as major drivers, threats, risks, industry-specific challenges, restraints and lucrative Opportunities along with key methodologies. For better understanding, This research report crystallizes on innumerable attributes of the worldwide market such as present scenario, historical developments and upcoming trends. Subjective far-reaching research and a direct study of the quantitative perspectives of key family pioneers for an in-depth empathetic of other industry experts, markets and industry practices are also included in this report is

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San Mateo, Calif., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Explorium, providers of the first data science platform powered by augmented data discovery, announced today that it has partnered with Nova Consulting Group, a leading data strategy and consulting boutique. With Explorium’s robust data enrichment and machine learning capabilities, Nova builds faster and more accurate predictive models to give its clients the most relevant decision-making recommendations and strategic advice for maximizing ROI.

“Explorium is the greatest startup that I’ve encountered over the last several years,” said Nicolas Harlé, General Manager at Nova Consulting Group. “This partnership expedites our client’s digital transformation, helping them to achieve their data science capabilities and meaningfully advancing their decision-making, sooner.”

Nova focuses on ROI analysis and optimization across diverse industries, including automotive, finance, energy, consumer goods, food, and entertainment. Nova provides both a quantitative and financial approach for those industries where such performance indicators are

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In 2009, the U.S. government extended a $535 million dollar loan guarantee to a manufacturer of solar panels named Solyndra. The aim of this subsidy was to expedite the development of renewable energy technology, as the global economy’s reliance on carbon energy was threatening the long-term survival of human civilization. Shortly after Uncle Sam bankrolled the solar firm, the price of a material called polysilicon plummeted by 89 percent. Solyndra’s competitors used polysilicon in their solar panels, and thus, enjoyed a rapid collapse in their costs of production. Solyndra did not. The firm abruptly failed, taking $528 million in federal funds down with it.



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And conservatives rejoiced.

Barack Obama had just provided America with a “teachable moment” on the evils of public investment. Pointy-headed bureaucrats — high on their godless hubris and corrupted

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