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West Chester SD Opts For Online Reopening Plan In 8-1 Vote

WEST CHESTER, PA — The West Chester Area Board of School Directors followed the lead of families whose comments and feedback fell significantly in favor of opening school remotely.

The board approved 8-1 a remote reopening plan that called for ongoing review of when it may be safe to begin either hybrid or in-school instruction. Brian Gallen cast the only vote against the plan, citing concerns for the loss of the social benefit being in school provides to children.

The WCASD board acknowledged that the options were not optimal. The board cited safety and continuity as reasons for choosing to begin the 2020-21 school year with all-virtual instruction. “This is still a global pandemic,” the board stated in its public presentation. “The science is still emerging.”

In the presentation, the board noted that epidemiologists expect that schools that are opening in brick and mortar settings will close soon after reopening

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Rishi Sunak could hike business rates for ‘most valuable properties’

The Chancellor has asked for industry feedback on whether high end shops, offices and other large premises should pay a new, higher business rate - Reuters
The Chancellor has asked for industry feedback on whether high end shops, offices and other large premises should pay a new, higher business rate – Reuters

Rishi Sunak is considering an increase in business rates for the “most valuable properties”, with fears being raised that the move could hurt firms already struggling amid the effects of the coronavirus crisis.

The Chancellor has asked for industry feedback on whether high end shops, offices and other large premises should pay a new, higher business rate, with responses due ahead of the autumn Budget.

In a call for evidence as part of a business rates review, the Treasury said failing to raise enough revenue from them could put pressure on “other parts of the tax system”.

Business rates are based on shop rental values, typically calculated every five years and paid by tenants rather than property owners. Critics say the system is unfairly

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Diane Sullivan, Blake Krueger and Joey Zwillinger Reveal the Challenges of Leading During a Pandemic

FN’s first virtual summit, “The Way Ahead,” kicked off this afternoon with a candid conversation between four key footwear industry leaders, who talked about how they and their companies have responded to monumental challenges this year.

The panel included Diane Sullivan, CEO, president and chairman of Caleres; Allbirds co-founder and co-CEO Joey Zwillinger; and Blake Krueger, chairman, president and CEO of Wolverine World Wide Inc., in conversation with FN editorial director Michael Atmore. Sponsored by Klarna, the two-day summit is being held in partnership with FFANY, FDRA and Two Ten.

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The panel talk, titled “Lessons in Leadership,” kicked off with insights about the way each executive has adjusted their leadership style during the pandemic. All agreed that communication has been more vital than ever, particularly at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, when uncertainty was at its height.

Sullivan recalled that she responded to the moment

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EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s Fitbit purchase

Google has long said it would not use Fitbit data for targeted ads and that the deal “was about devices, not data.” It pledged to silo Fitbit’s health data to keep it separate from its ad business, and it affirmed that plan to EU regulators last month in an attempt to stave off an antitrust review.

However, the European Commission was unconvinced. It said Google’s proposal to silo Fitbit data was “insufficient to clearly dismiss the serious doubts identified at this stage as to the effects of the transaction.” Among other reasons, “this is because the data silo remedy did not cover all the data that Google would access as a result of the transaction and would be valuable for advertising purposes.”

The EC said that at this stage of its review, the data collected from wrist-worn wearables appears to offer “an important advantage” for digital advertising. “By increasing the

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Dixons Carphone to axe 800 jobs in management overhaul

Changes to management structures will result in a reduction of 800 roles. Photo: Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Changes to management structures will result in a reduction of 800 roles. Photo: Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Dixons Carphone (DC.L) is to cut 800 jobs as part of an overhaul of its store management structure.

It comes months after the technology retailer announced plans to shut all 531 of its standalone Carphone Warehouse mobile phone stores in the UK, with the loss of 2,900 jobs.

At the time the retailer said around 1,800 staff were expected to be kept on, with the company focusing on its ‘shops-in-shops’ and its online business.

The Currys PC World owner is now looking to streamline store management structures as it adapts to increasing online sales, prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Dixons Carphone said it will remove retail manager, assistant manager and team leader roles, introducing new sales manager, customer experience manager and operational excellence manager positions in stores as part of its

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Edited Transcript of 4204.T earnings conference call or presentation 30-Jul-20 10:59am GMT

Q1 2021 Sekisui Chemical Co Ltd Earnings Call

Tokyo Aug 4, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Sekisui Chemical Co Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:59:00am GMT

TEXT version of Transcript

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Corporate Participants

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* Futoshi Kamiwaki

Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. – Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer & Head of Business Strategy Department

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Presentation

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Futoshi Kamiwaki, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. – Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer & Head of Business Strategy Department [1]

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My name is Futoshi Kamiwaki, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Head of Business Strategy Department. Thank you for joining the results meeting today. I would like to walk you through the presentation material.

The currency assumptions under the business plan for Q1 and Q2 are shown on the first page. Page 2 is the overview of the results for Q1. Let me quickly remind you the

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19 of the best Google Drive tips and tricks for getting the most out of the service

Google Drive is easy to use but harder to master.
Google Drive is easy to use but harder to master.

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Since its debut in 2012, Google Drive has evolved from a convenient word processor to, for many people, an essential day-to-day tool. 

Whether you use Google Drive for personal data storage or as a major part of your business, there are many ways to get more out of the service and work more efficiently. 

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The best Google Drive tips and tricks

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guide to google drive 2×1

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Here’s 19 of the best tips for becoming a master of Google Drive.

Find all of Google Drive’s shortcuts

Memorize one shortcut to see a list of all the shortcuts you can use throughout Google Drive.
Memorize one shortcut to see a list of all the shortcuts you can use throughout Google Drive.

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Google Drive has many keyboard

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‘I Totally Transformed My Body Once I Started Weightlifting And Eating More Whole Foods And Healthy Fats’

Photo credit: Mari Llewellyn
Photo credit: Mari Llewellyn

From Women’s Health

My name is Mari Llewellyn (@marillewellyn), and I am 26 years old. I live in New York City, and I am an entrepreneur. I’ve lost 90 pounds over two years through finding my love for weightlifting and learning more about nutrition that works for me.

Weight was never a struggle for me when I was growing up. I didn’t think about what I ate, and I was always on the smaller side in terms of body size. However, all of that changed when I got to college. On the outside it looked like I was having a great time in school—I was going out a lot and I had a ton of friends. But in reality, I experienced a lot of inner pain.

It was a very dark period of time for me. I began to have issues with depression

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Does your hobby have business potential? Here’s how to tell

If you’re like most people, you have at least one hobby that keeps you busy and helps you stay entertained outside of working hours. You might practice woodworking, paint abstract art, improve your flexibility with yoga or chart the patterns of stars in the night sky.

With your entrepreneurial mindset, it’s tempting to think that there’s some way to make money from this hobby, in addition to bringing you personal enjoyment. But does your hobby really have business potential?

You might be surprised to learn the answer.

Monetization options

For a business to be successful, it needs to have a way to make money. Even if you’re pursuing this mostly because of your passion, you’ll still need a stream of income to offset your costs and keep the business running.

Accordingly, you’ll need some way to “monetize” your hobby. There are a few possible options here:

  • Production. One of the

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Edited Transcript of CHGG.N earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-20 8:30pm GMT

Q2 2020 Chegg Inc Earnings Call

Santa Clara Aug 4, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Chegg Inc earnings conference call or presentation Monday, August 3, 2020 at 8:30:00pm GMT

TEXT version of Transcript

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Corporate Participants

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* Andrew J. Brown

Chegg, Inc. – CFO

* Daniel Lee Rosensweig

Chegg, Inc. – Co-Chairman, CEO & President

* Tracey Ford

Chegg, Inc. – VP of IR

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Conference Call Participants

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* Aaron Michael Kessler

Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division – Senior Internet Analyst

* Alex Joseph Fuhrman

Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, Research Division – Senior Research Analyst

* Brent John Thill

Jefferies LLC, Research Division – Equity Analyst

* Brett Anthony Knoblauch

Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, Research Division – Analyst

* Douglas Till Anmuth

JPMorgan Chase & Co, Research Division – MD

* Eric Martinuzzi

Lake Street Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division – Head

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