Tue. Oct 26th, 2021

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💡 Let mental health experts answer 911 calls

Appropriately triaged calls involving mental health crises coming into an emergency dispatch center can assure “the right work in the right hands” and help 911 center call takers, police officers and mental health personnel work together to provide persons in crisis with the best possible care.

— Chris Magnus, chief of police in Tucson, Ariz.

💡 Listen to the people you disagree with the most

Here is my proposed solution, to be applied one conversation at a time: When confronted with a different view, try to find something you can agree on. You don’t have to change your views. Just be open to the fact that others have theirs, too. It may sound counterintuitive. But it’s the only place to start.

— Heidi Larson, professor of anthropology at the University of London and University of Washington and author of “Stuck: How Vaccine

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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.



a sign on the side of a building: Consider the fraudsters. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images


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Consider the fraudsters. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

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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(Bloomberg) — Mastercard Inc. promoted Linda Kirkpatrick to president of North American operations as incoming Chief Executive Officer Michael Miebach shuffles some of his top managers before taking the reins next month.



a man and a woman looking at the camera: Linda Kirkpatrick


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Linda Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick will be responsible for all businesses in the U.S. and Canada that interact directly with customers, including overseeing relationships with banks, merchants and governments, the Purchase, New York-based firm said Thursday in a statement. She most recently was head of U.S. issuers for the card network.

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“Linda has deep experience across so many areas of our business,” CEO Ajay Banga said in the statement. “In each role, she’s established herself as a trusted partner and a relentless force to deliver a positive impact.”

Kirkpatrick replaces Craig Vosburg, who will become chief product officer as the company combines its products and engineering organizations. That role was most recently held

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PURCHASE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Mastercard today appointed Craig Vosburg as chief product officer and named Linda Kirkpatrick to succeed him as president, North America, with both positions effective January 1, 2021.

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Craig Vosburg (Photo: Business Wire)

Craig Vosburg (Photo: Business Wire)

As chief product officer, Vosburg will lead a newly integrated products and engineering organization for the company. This includes all areas that are integral to growing Mastercard’s business and executing on opportunities in multi-rail, digital and B2B payments – consumer products, commercial products, acceptance solutions, real-time, account-to-account and push payments, processing, open banking and Mastercard Labs. These teams, including those added through the acquisitions of Vocalink, Transfast, Transactis and Finicity and the anticipated close of the Nets Corporate Services transaction in early 2021, will have a singular focus on serving Mastercard customers with end-to-end accountability for developing and delivering the

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Pune, Maharashtra, India, December 3 2020 (Wiredrelease) Allied Analytics :According to a recent report published by Allied Market Research, titled, Latin America Commercial Satellite Imaging Market by End User, Type, and Application: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 20172025, the Latin America commercial satellite imaging market was valued at $98.2 million in 2017, and is projected to reach at $237.3 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 11.4% from 2018 to 2025.

Commercial satellite imaging refers to obtaining images of Earth and space with the help of satellites. Many private companies offer satellite images of Earth along with processing to analyze them for various purposes, including monitoring detection of vegetation, habitat, oil pipelines infrastructure construction, generation of digital elevation model (DEM), and exploration of natural resources archaeological sites.

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Foreign investment coupled with government investment in the geospatial industry leads to the

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WASHINGTON: China, already competing for influence in this hemisphere through a multibillion-dollar network of investment and infrastructure deals, is likely to beat the United States in its own backyard with vaccine diplomacy, according to the military’s top commander for Central and South America.
Adm. Craig S. Faller, who leads the military’s Southern Command, acknowledged on Wednesday that China is actively making “deals to try to get the vaccine deployed and employed” around the globe to stop the coronavirus, as the United States, through the governmentwide Operation Warp Speed program, is “looking at taking care of the US first.”
While neither country has an approved vaccine, China has begun inoculating citizens under what appears to be an emergency use strategy. Its Sinovac Biotech developer has collaborated with Brazil on late-stage trials. Another Chinese developer, CanSino Biologics, has a clinical trial underway in Mexico and signed an advance purchase agreement with the
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HERNDON, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Audi of America is pleased to announce that Sara Whiffen will join the company as vice president, Strategy and New Business, effective November 30. She will be responsible for driving forward the Audi of America business strategy and supporting overall global strategic objectives. Whiffen will report to Daniel Weissland, president, Audi of America, in her new role.

“Sara joins Audi as a leader with deep experience reimagining and evolving business models,” said Daniel Weissland, president, Audi of America. “She understands how to develop successful business strategy in today’s competitive marketplace, and has the expertise needed to identify important growth opportunities for Audi in the U.S.”

Most recently, Whiffen served as founder and CEO of Rohvi, a data-driven tech startup enabling mid-tier luxury and above fashion retailers to engage customers through strategic and sustainable trade-in programs. Prior to Rohvi, Whiffen worked as

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Small businesses accounted for a whopping 99.9% of companies in the U.S. in 2019, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The number can be partly attributed to the administration’s broad definition of a small business as any firm with fewer than 500 employees, but it also reflects how embedded entrepreneurship is in American culture. We watch in awe as once-small startups, like Twitter and Slack, transition into hugely successful ventures that are part of our everyday lives. We binge-watch old episodes of “Shark Tank,” eager for inspiration for the next great business idea. And many of us dream of starting our own companies by dipping our toes into entrepreneurship with side hustles.

Business ownership has always required grit, hard work, and old-fashioned luck to find success. But running a business during the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown all the usual rules to the sidelines, as restaurants and bars facilitate

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The intersection of the global pandemic and the uprising around racism has highlighted the systemic obstacles that disproportionately affect Black people. Many corporations have responded with commitments to anti-racism and are beginning to hold their brands, employees, suppliers, and corporate partners accountable. But one important partner is often overlooked in these commitments: academia.

As Black business school professors, we notice that few make the connection between management programs and the lack of representation of Black executives (there are currently only three Black CEOs in Fortune 500 firms). But academia plays a critical role in shaping the next generation of leaders, and Black representation (or lack thereof) in materials and faculty can affect racial stratification. As a reckoning with systemic racism is upon us, we need to think about who is in front of the classroom as being predictive of who will be in the executive suite. Underrepresentation and lack of

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MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Cable and Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF) is once again supporting World Central Kitchen (WCK), a nonprofit organization that uses the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. Earlier this week, CWCF made a $10,000 grant to the organization to assist with the provision of meals to communities in Central America recently devastated by hurricanes Eta and Iota. The relationship between the two organizations was first established in 2019, to support relief efforts in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.

On November 4, Hurricane Eta made landfall in Honduras and Guatemala as a category 4 storm. Thirteen days later, Hurricane Iota followed a similar course, leaving thousands of residents without access to food, causing severe damage to infrastructure, and resulting in widespread flooding, making relief efforts challenging.

“Our customers and employees are our top priority and we are committed to

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