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Business Continuity – A Good Plan

Business Continuity refers to how a business is going to continue running after a loss of data or mission-critical functions. If some sort of disaster partially or completely wipes out a business’ critical documentation for example, it may literally save the business to have a plan, or more specifically, a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). A BCP clearly examines potential adverse circumstances and develops the critical next steps needed to keep the business running. What Disasters to Consider Unfortunately there are…

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One Easy Way for Solopreneurs to Grow Their Business Without Working More Hours

Service-based entrepreneurs and solopreneurs make up more than a third of the workforce. While being self-employed has many benefits, such as being your own boss, it also has some challenges. Solopreneurs often find themselves working around the clock, struggling to balance time, find the right number of clients to support their needs and increasing their cash flow. Related: 9 Steps to Increase the Value of Your Business One of the biggest reasons most solopreneurs struggle to increase cash flow is…

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Contrite Facebook executives seek to ward off more European rules

MUNICH (Reuters) – Facebook executives are fanning out across Europe this week to address the social media giant’s slow response to abuses on its platform, seeking to avoid further legislation along the lines of a new hate speech law in Germany it says goes too far. Facebook’s communications and public policy chief used an annual meeting in Munich of some of Europe and Silicon Valley’s tech elite to apologize for failing to do more, earlier, to fight hate speech and…

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vXchnge Executives Offer 2018 Data Center Trends at PTC 2018

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–vXchnge:       WHAT: vXchnge CMO Ernest Sampera and Senior VP of Sales A.J. Matel will attend PTC and are available for interviews about leading data center trends, including: The move to cloud repatriation The rise of compliance within the data center Increase usage of business intelligence platforms to assistance with preventative maintenance, monitoring and repairs New layers of physical security innovations PTC’s annual conference is the Pacific Rim’s premier telecommunications event. The Conference provides all attendees with…

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Forget DACA for now, let’s keep government open first: Rep. Hensarling

Democrats are holding a temporary funding bill “hostage” by insisting it includes protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, GOP Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling told CNBC on Thursday. Republican lawmakers are seeking votes this week for an extension of funding to prevent the federal government from shutting down on Saturday. Democrats want the bill to include protections for so-called dreamers — immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and were protected from deportation by the…

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Save EC: Letter to BS on Arvind Kejriwal must go trends on Twitter

With reference to the news report “Kejriwal must go trends on Twitter, Mamata backs him” (January 20), there can’t be two opinions about the fact that hurdles come naturally when one walks the path of truth, as publicly claimed by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while trying to put up a brave face soon after the Election Commission’s recommendation disqualifying 20 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party for allegedly holding office of profit. But what may be the locus…

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Fever-Tree shares up again after rumours of a Unilver bid and positive analyst coverage

Shares in mixer maker Fever-Tree briefly rose 18 per cent this morning on the back of takeover rumours and positive coverage from City analysts. Murmurings of a takeover plot by Unilever have appeared this week, though there was no indication there was an offer on the table. But the main share price driver today appeared to be initiation of coverage by two City analysts. Shares hit a peak of 2,569p just after the open and are currently trading up 8.4…

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Dec acts as mediator between Ant and his wife as his own ex helps Lisa Armstrong through divorce

Ant McPartlin’s estranged wife has turned to Declan Donnelly’s ex-girlfriend for support as she leaves the marital home, it has been reported . Lisa Armstrong is being comforted by television actress Clare Buckfield, who dated Dec for 10 years, as it is revealed Dec has been acting as a mediator in the couple’s fight over their dog, according to The Mirror. Make-up artist Lisa, 41, is said to have left the £2m West London home she shared with Ant ,…

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Government Shutdown Disproportionately Hurts Black Families

It’s the year 2013, redux. Now, as in that year, the United States’ government has officially shut down due to a policy impasse between the Republicans and the Democrats. This means thousands of federal workers may be furloughed indefinitely without pay. According to a report from American Progress, African Americans make up 18% of the civilian federal workforce  (not including military) while only comprising 13% of the population. The impact of the shutdown is likely to wallop the black community…

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NBA superstar Paul George teams up with Sony to make PlayStation-themed Nike shoe

A trio of major franchises have teamed up to make a new shoe that combines elements of Nike, Playstation and the NBA. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George released his second signature shoe, the PG2s, and managed to include technology from the PlayStation controller. On the tongue of one of the shoes, a PlayStation logo glows in blue that, when pressed, will vibrate. Dualshock vibration has been a staple of PlayStation controllers since the start of the 21st century. George,…

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Gold prices rise as the dollar stalls on fears of US government shutdown

London — Gold prices rose half a percent on Friday as the dollar laboured near a three-year low amid heightened fears of a US government shutdown, but the precious metal was still on track for its first weekly drop in six. The US dollar fell against a basket of currencies after legislation to stave off an imminent federal government shutdown encountered obstacles in the US Senate late on Thursday. A weak dollar makes dollar-priced gold cheaper for non US investors.…

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China to Be Focus of U.S. Trade Policy This Year, White House Says

Jan. 19, 2018 6:01 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy will be more focused in the coming year on countering China, after a first year tangling with allies ranging from North America to Europe and Asia, a White House economic official said Friday. “There’s a lot of consensus around the viewpoint that China does need to be the focal point, because China’s behaviors are causing significant problems for the U.S. economy and for the global trading system,”…

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Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future

SEATTLE — The first clue that there’s something unusual about Amazon’s store of the future hits you right at the front door. It feels as if you are entering a subway station. A row of gates guard the entrance to the store, known as Amazon Go, allowing in only people with the store’s smartphone app. Inside is an 1,800-square foot mini-market packed with shelves of food that you can find in a lot of other convenience stores — soda, potato…

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Will share vision for India’s global engagements at Davos: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he will share his vision for India’s future engagements with the international community during his Davos trip, as he sought “serious attention” of world leaders on existing and emerging challenges to the contemporary global systems. A day before his visit to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, being attended by over 70 heads of states and governments, Modi said India’s engagement with the outside world in the recent years has become “truly…

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Amazon debuts the store without a checkout

Leslie Hook in Seattle and Anna Nicolaou in New York January 21, 2018 Five years ago Amazon started working on a secret project: how to eliminate the checkout line in stores. Amazon executives reasoned that most other aspects of physical shopping had been pretty much perfected, except for one thing — nobody likes waiting in line.  The result of that project is Amazon Go, a futuristic convenience store in which shoppers are tracked by hundreds of cameras on the ceiling…

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