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The plan to temporarily place an observation wheel in Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama has received the support of the city’s official park advisory group.



an aerial view of a city: A conceptual rendering of the proposed observation wheel shows the 148-foot attraction in Balboa Park's central Plaza de Panama. The for-charge ride promises unrivaled views of the city and is intended to reinvigorate the park. (Courtesy, City of San Diego)


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A conceptual rendering of the proposed observation wheel shows the 148-foot attraction in Balboa Park’s central Plaza de Panama. The for-charge ride promises unrivaled views of the city and is intended to reinvigorate the park. (Courtesy, City of San Diego)

Thursday evening, the Balboa Park Committee voted 7-1 in favor of the short-term attraction, or what’s being called the Balboa Park Star, with one member abstaining. That means proponents — David and Leslie Cohn of the Cohn Restaurant Group and operator Sky Views of America — will aim to erect the part-time installation in the spring, following completion of additional steps and easing of state restrictions.

The vote marks an important first step in getting the controversial park ride

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LONDON, Dec. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Swiss biotech consultancy TIBIO has been honoured by Business Worldwide Magazine, receiving a prestigious 2020 Global Corporate Excellence Award.

The Awards seek to identify and honour the most respected companies and their C-level executives, rewarding outstanding performance, innovation and ethics across international business, finance and legal communities. TIBIO was the outright winner in its category, being named ‘Best Consulting Company for Life Sciences Industry – Europe‘.

Established in 2009, the company was originally created to specialise in the scale-up processing of cultures of microorganisms for the production of enzymes and organisms needed to catalyse chemical reactions, including the degradation of pollutants. Its founder and CEO Davide Staedler was at the time studying Biology at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

As the years progressed and the company gained experience in the industrialisation of the biotech process, its activities shifted from pure production

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ManTech wins CBP business intell recompete

ManTech International has successfully retained a $273 million contract for business intelligence support services.

The aptly named BISS contract supports Customs and Border Protection efforts to preempt crimes and acts of terrorism. ManTech has supported CBP in this effort since 2017 as it tries to prevent terrorist attacks, intercept illegal drugs and other illicit trade. CBP received three other bids in addition to ManTech’s, according to the Federal Procurement Data System.

ManTech will add more analytics, automation and artificial intelligence capabilities to increase CBP’s ability to identify threats in real time.

“ManTech’s sophisticated analytics, automation and AI capabilities allow us to analyze mountains of data to find and deliver actionable, accurate and relevant intelligence essential to safeguarding our nation,” said Bryce Pippert, executive vice president of ManTech’s federal civilian sector.

Technologies such as machine learning allow CBP to identify data anomalies that would be

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A father and son from Pensacola were both presented with awards earlier this month for the successes of their family’s business, ITL Solutions.



Quint Studer et al. posing for a photo: Harold Griffin Jr. (center), vice president of business development for ITL Solutions, holds the EntreCon 2020 Young Entrepreneur of the Year award while standing next to Quint Studer (left) and Rachael Gillette (right) of the Studer Community Institute.


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Harold Griffin Jr. (center), vice president of business development for ITL Solutions, holds the EntreCon 2020 Young Entrepreneur of the Year award while standing next to Quint Studer (left) and Rachael Gillette (right) of the Studer Community Institute.

The company’s CEO, Harold Griffin Sr., was presented with the National Movement for Human and Civil Rights Community Service Award at a Nov. 19 ceremony for the services that the business provides to residents in need. 

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His son, Harold Griffin Jr., was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year on Nov. 16 at the Studer Community Institute’s EntreCon 2020: Business and Leadership Conference.

As ITL Solutions’ vice president of business development, Griffin Jr. has been the driving force behind the company’s astonishingly

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2020 Marks the Company’s Second Consecutive Year of Recognition

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (PRWEB) November 20, 2020

Link Consulting Services, a global recruitment consulting organization specializing in executive search, business leaders, technology experts, and diversity recruiting, announced today that they have won Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. 2020 marks the second consecutive year that Link Consulting Services has won both awards.

Presented in partnership with presenting sponsor, CareerBuilder, and gold sponsors Indeed and Glassdoor, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients and candidates. Less than 2% of staffing companies in North America win the awards. On average, clients of winning agencies are 3.3 times more likely to be completely satisfied and candidates who have been placed by winning agencies are 1.7 times more likely

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AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–E2open, the network for the emerging digital economy, has been named a winner of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) 2020 Central Texas Growth Awards. ACG honors companies across a range of industries based on the growth of their business in a given year. E2open was selected, for the second year in a row, as the 2020 winner in the category of companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue.

“Congratulations to E2open for their category win at the 2020 Central Texas Growth Awards,” said Melissa Morgan, awards chair for ACG Central Texas Chapter. “We are so impressed with E2open’s commitment to growth, as they have won our ACG Growth Award two years in a row in our largest category. That is an accomplishment no other company has ever achieved.”

E2open has experienced impressive growth over the past several years and has now grown to

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HONG KONG, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CLPS Incorporation (Nasdaq: CLPS) (“CLPS” or “the Company”), today announced that it has won the IT services provider bid for a well-known bank card processing services company in China (“Client”). CLPS, through its Shanghai subsidiary, and the Client have signed the Procurement of IT Services Provider Agreement. Both parties have agreed to cooperate in the development, operation, maintenance, and testing of the bank card issuance core system and peripheral value-added products, as well as in providing consulting and data analysis services.

CLPS has successfully won the bid on its initial cooperation with the Client. For over ten years, CLPS has implemented set of comprehensive credit card system services for a major U.S. bank, large state-owned banks in China, and for a leading international credit card association. In addition, the Company’s extensive experience and its pool of highly qualified IT professionals make it a

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Nothing ever comes easily for Dustin Johnson in the majors, except for when he slipped his arms through that Masters green jacket Sunday.

Johnson overcame a jittery start that conjured memories of past majors he failed to finish off. He turned that into a command performance, making sure this one-of-a-kind Masters with no fans also had no drama.

Not even close.

Johnson tapped in for par on the 18th for a 4-under 68 to finish at 20-under 268, breaking by two shots the record set by Tiger Woods in 1997 and matched by Jordan Spieth in 2015.

His five-shot victory was the largest at the Masters since Woods won by 12 in 1997. All that was missing were the roars from a crowd for any of his pivotal putts early and his birdie putts on the back nine that put it away.

“It still feels like a dream,” Johnson said.

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DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Business and technology consulting leader Clarkston Consulting announced its selection as a winner of the coveted Brandon Hall Group Award for HCM Excellence, earning the Gold Award in the Talent Management category for Best Advancement in Employee Engagement. The award specifically recognizes Clarkston’s differentiated analytics-backed approach to employee engagement.

“We have a very specific way in which we talk about our people. What most call employees, we refer to as ‘stewards’ at Clarkston. It reflects the overarching mindset we have, one where each individual is empowered to carry themselves as a steward – a guardian – of Clarkston’s culture and mission,” said Mike Leary, Clarkston Managing Partner, Human Resources.

Leary continued, “That mentality extends beyond simple word choice to how we conduct ourselves, create firm programs, and drive the business forward. It’s also how we approach initiatives like employee engagement. It’s

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Innovative, cloud-based TeamMate+ audit management solution recognized for helping internal audit organizations take advantage of digital transformation to drive higher audit quality

Today, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced that its cloud-based TeamMate+ global expert solution received top honors in the Product of the Year – Technology Software category of the 2020 Business Intelligence Group BIG Awards for Business. The TeamMate+ audit management software provides audit professionals and their organizations with building blocks to address continuous risk assessments and expanded data integrators to support sharing of audit insights with other systems and business intelligence tools.

“We are thrilled that our TeamMate+ global expert solution was recognized as the Product of the Year in the 2020 BIG Awards for Business. This achievement illustrates our continued commitment to innovation and to advancing the audit profession forward,” said Jim Dunham, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Wolters Kluwer TeamMate. “Today, value-driven internal audit

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