Language business – Scuola Insieme http://scuolainsieme.com/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 10:13:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://scuolainsieme.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T191058.566-150x150.png Language business – Scuola Insieme http://scuolainsieme.com/ 32 32 Students passionate about preserving the Welsh language https://scuolainsieme.com/students-passionate-about-preserving-the-welsh-language/ https://scuolainsieme.com/students-passionate-about-preserving-the-welsh-language/#respond Sun, 19 Sep 2021 07:43:02 +0000 https://scuolainsieme.com/students-passionate-about-preserving-the-welsh-language/ Frances Bather and Ellie Worsnip will study Welsh at Cardiff University after successfully completing their A Levels at Coleg Cambria’s Yale campus in Wrexham. Frances, from Llangollen, and Ellie, based in Mold, both received As in Welsh and passed other subjects including Media Studies, English Literature, Welsh Baccalaureate and English Language. They urge other young […]]]>

Frances Bather and Ellie Worsnip will study Welsh at Cardiff University after successfully completing their A Levels at Coleg Cambria’s Yale campus in Wrexham.

Frances, from Llangollen, and Ellie, based in Mold, both received As in Welsh and passed other subjects including Media Studies, English Literature, Welsh Baccalaureate and English Language.

They urge other young people to consider careers using Welsh and thanked Cambria – especially his branch of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol – for their support.

Ysgol Dinas Bran alumnus Frances, 18, said:

“We are both very passionate about keeping the language alive and being able to use it in our daily work, so that’s a big reason why we chose to study it at university.

“I would love to teach Welsh, whether at primary or secondary level, and I think there is a lot more to learn about the language, from its history to the relevance and importance of a bilingual society.

“As there is a campaign to increase the number of people who use the language, this is an exciting time to earn this degree – I can’t wait to get started.”

The Welsh government’s Cymraeg 2050 plan aims to increase the number of people speaking the language to one million.

Ellie, 18, who attended Alun School, is determined to become a bilingual speech therapist in the future and applauds the drive to preserve Welsh for future generations.

“Learning Welsh in Cambria and being part of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has been a lot of fun and has also allowed us to move forward in this industry. ” she said.

“The tutors really inspired us and showed that there are so many opportunities to use the Welsh language in a variety of roles.

“Whether you’re fluent or just starting out they can help you out and that in turn will attract more people to study Welsh which will be great to see. “

Françoise added:

“We look forward to Cardiff and can’t wait to start now. Being there together will help us settle down and achieve our goals.

To learn more about the wide range of courses and qualifications available at Coleg Cambria, visit the website: www.cambria.ac.uk

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Blackfoot Language Program for Calgarians Aims to Preserve Indigenous Oral Culture and Traditions https://scuolainsieme.com/blackfoot-language-program-for-calgarians-aims-to-preserve-indigenous-oral-culture-and-traditions/ https://scuolainsieme.com/blackfoot-language-program-for-calgarians-aims-to-preserve-indigenous-oral-culture-and-traditions/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 21:18:11 +0000 https://scuolainsieme.com/blackfoot-language-program-for-calgarians-aims-to-preserve-indigenous-oral-culture-and-traditions/ CALGARY – For Kolton Running Crane, the Blackfoot language is more than just a means of communicating in one’s native language. “I think language is a fundamental part of identity and this is what makes us unique as an indigenous people because each tribe has a different language and I think it is important to […]]]>

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For Kolton Running Crane, the Blackfoot language is more than just a means of communicating in one’s native language.

“I think language is a fundamental part of identity and this is what makes us unique as an indigenous people because each tribe has a different language and I think it is important to know where we are from. let’s come, ”he said.

“The basis of all indigenous cultures revolves around the language. “

The 16-year-old from Blackfeet Reservation in Montana has worked with Azren Raju, the owner of a language tutoring company called Calgary Language Nerds over the past few months to develop a program to teach the language online to students. others.

Raju had his own goals to start teaching the language, so he rolled out the call for Blackfoot speakers on Facebook and Running Crane responded within minutes.

“I had learned how the Glenbow Museum in Calgary was working on Blackfoot language revitalization efforts. I thought that was really cool and that I could use some of my language learning knowledge to help, ”Raju said.

“Together, Kolton and I continue to develop the program and create more resources as there are hardly any resources to learn Pied-Noir, especially in relation to French, Spanish or French. other more widely spoken languages.

A full online Blackfoot language course with resources as well as live, pre-recorded lessons for the general public will now be offered starting September 30.

You can register for the courses online.

LOCAL NON-PROFIT BENEFITS OF THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Blackfoot language classes taught online by Kolton Running Crane and The Calgary Language Nerds have already taken place over the past two months at Katimavik – a non-profit group in Calgary that invites young people to learn life skills and education. work experience contributing to their community.

Project manager Lily Lam said the group had considered adding Blackfoot classes and finally found the opportunity.

She adds that much of the Blackfoot language has been lost in Canada’s residential school system, but efforts to bring its roots back to the public are stronger than ever.

“This is something that we have really wanted to do for our home for quite some time,” Lam said.

“There is so much history and culture in this language that is not translated, so learning has really been an important way for me and the participants to gain more perspectives on the land we live on here in Treaty Seven. “

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How first director Natalie Morales made 2 films in one year https://scuolainsieme.com/how-first-director-natalie-morales-made-2-films-in-one-year/ https://scuolainsieme.com/how-first-director-natalie-morales-made-2-films-in-one-year/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 06:53:23 +0000 https://scuolainsieme.com/how-first-director-natalie-morales-made-2-films-in-one-year/ In the opening scene of the new film “Language Lessons”, Cariño, a Spanish teacher in Costa Rica, virtually meets his new client Adam, who lives in Oakland. Cariño is played by Natalie Morales, who also directed and co-wrote the film, while Adam is played by his collaborator on the film, Mark Duplass. It turns out […]]]>

In the opening scene of the new film “Language Lessons”, Cariño, a Spanish teacher in Costa Rica, virtually meets his new client Adam, who lives in Oakland. Cariño is played by Natalie Morales, who also directed and co-wrote the film, while Adam is played by his collaborator on the film, Mark Duplass.

It turns out that Adam’s husband Will bought the lessons – 100 of them – as a surprise gift.

Throughout all of these lessons, Adam and Cariño bond, connecting mostly in Spanish about a sudden tragedy.

Morales made an unusual directorial debut. Originally, she was supposed to shoot her first film, the R-rated teen comedy “Plan B,” in the spring of 2020. The film follows two high school friends who, after an unexpected night of partying, find themselves on a quest across the south. Dakota looking for the Plan B pill.

When this was closed due to the pandemic, Morales came up with a real Plan B – write and perform “Language Lessons”. The result is that his two “first” films were released in 2021: “Plan B” on Hulu and “Language Lessons” now in theaters.

Morales, who has built a career with acting credits on shows such as “Parks and Recreation” and “The Grinder,” tells KCRW about the steps she took to prepare to become a double filmmaker in a year. This included leaving her agents after they refused to consider her for managerial jobs.

“More than a year has passed and they haven’t put me in touch with anyone. I didn’t meet anyone and it was very clear that they only saw me as one thing, ”says Morales. “And as terrifying as it was to leave a big agency as an actor, I knew I had to do it. Because these are literally the people who represent you – the people who don’t believe you can do anything else. thing? that’s not what I want.

Morales also explains how she became interested in the entertainment industry in the first place – it’s a story involving a mix of high school apps that host Kim Masters says is worthy of her own movie.

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Here’s how their business works – TechCrunch https://scuolainsieme.com/heres-how-their-business-works-techcrunch/ https://scuolainsieme.com/heres-how-their-business-works-techcrunch/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 18:09:12 +0000 https://scuolainsieme.com/heres-how-their-business-works-techcrunch/ Gingko Bioworks, a synthetic biology company now valued at around $ 15 billion, begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange today. The launch of Gingko on the market is one of the most important in the history of biotechnology. It is expected to bring in around $ 1.6 billion for the company. It is […]]]>

Gingko Bioworks, a synthetic biology company now valued at around $ 15 billion, begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange today.

The launch of Gingko on the market is one of the most important in the history of biotechnology. It is expected to bring in around $ 1.6 billion for the company. It is also one of the largest PSPC deals to date – Gingko goes public through a merger with Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp, which was announced in May.

Actions open to $ 11.15 each this morning under the DNA ticker – biotech diehards will recognize him as the old teleprinter used by Genentech.

The exterior of the NYSE is decorated in a Gingko decor. The imagery clearly sports Jurassic Park themes, like MIT Tech Review’s Antonio Regalado underline. It’s probably intentional: Jason Kelly, CEO of Ginkgo Bioworks, reread jurassic park this week, he told TechCrunch.

The decor also features a company motto: “Cultivate everything”.

Ginkgo was founded in 2009 and now presents itself as a synthetic biology platform. It’s basically based on the idea that one day we’ll be using cells to “grow everything,” and Gingko’s plan is to be that platform used to do that growth.

Kelly, who often uses language borrowed from computers to describe her business, compares DNA to code. Gingko, he says, aims to “program cells like you can program computers.” Ultimately, these cells can be used to make thing: like perfumes, flavors, materials, medicines or food products.

The biggest lingering question about Gingko since the announcement of the SPAC deal has focused on its massively high valuation. When Moderna, now known thanks to its Covid-19 vaccines, went public in 2018, the company was valued at $ 7.5 billion. Gingko’s assessment is double that number.

“I think that surprises people to be honest,” says Kelly.

How is Gingko going to make money?

Ginkgo’s massive valuation looks even more striking when you look at its existing income. SEC documents show the company has pulled out $ 77 million in 2020 revenue, which grew to around $ 88 million in the first 6 months of 2021 (per year Call to investors for the month of August) The company also reported losses: including $ 126.6 million in December 2020 and $ 119.3 million in 2019.

Gingko aims to dramatically increase revenue in 2021. SEC documents initially indicated the company aimed to generate around $ 150 million in revenue in 2021, but the August revenue call brought that total for the year. to over $ 175 million.

Gingko aims to make money in two ways: First, he contracts with manufacturers during the research and development phase (that is, while the company is studying how to make a cell that spits a certain flavor, bio-based nylon or a meatless burger). This process takes place in the Gingko “foundry”, a huge factory for bioengineering projects.

This source of money is already starting to flow. Gingko has declared $ 59 million in foundry revenue for 2020 and is forecasting $ 100 million in 2021, by the August investor call.

These revenues, however, do not cover the full costs of Gingko’s operations according to information shared by the company in SEC documents. However, it covers an increasing share and as Gingko expands its platform the costs will come down. Based on fees alone, Kelly predicts Gingko will break even by 2024 or 2025.

The second type of income comes from royalties, milestone payments, or in some cases equity interests in companies that sell products, such as flavors or meatless burgers, made using the facilities or know-how. make Gingko. It is this source of income that will constitute the vast majority of the future value of the company according to its expectations.

Once the product is made and marketed by another company, it requires little or no work on Gingko’s part – all the company does is raise the money.

The company is often reluctant to factor these benefits into its projections because it relies on other companies to market their products. This means that it is difficult to know for sure when these downstream payments will appear. “In our models, we are very sensitive to the fact that at the end of the day, these are not our products. I can’t predict when Roche might bring a drug to market and give me my milestones, ”says Kelly.

Kelly says there is evidence this model will start to work in the short term.

Gingko obtained a “bolus” milestone payment of 1.5 million shares from The Cronos Group, a cannabis company, for developing a rare, commercially viable lab-grown cannabinoid called CBG for commercial use (there are seven more in development, Kelly says). These milestone payments (in cash or in shares) are earned when a business achieves a predetermined goal using the Gingko platform.

Gingko also worked with Aldevron make an enzyme essential to the production of mRNA vaccines, and plans to collect royalties from this relationship – although no foundry fees were collected for this project.

Finally, Gingko negotiated a stake in Foodworks pattern, a spin-off company based on its technology. This company has so far raised around $ 226 million and will aim to launch a lab-grown beef product developed at the Gingko smelter, already paying Gingko the aforementioned smelter fees for this contribution.

Gingko’s “greatest value factor”, according to Kelly

This rich source of money will depend very much on the ability of the outside entrepreneur to manufacture and sell products made using the Gingko platform. This exposes the business to risks beyond its control. Maybe, for example, it turns out that people don’t want as much bio-manufactured meat as many had anticipated – that means certain types of downstream payments may not materialize.

Kelly says he’s not particularly worried about it. Even if a particular program fails, it plans to have so many programs running that one or two are bound to be successful.

“I’m just kind of like: some will work, some won’t. Some will take a year, others three years. It doesn’t really matter, as long as everyone is working with us, ”he says. “Apple doesn’t care which apps will be the next big app in the App Store,” he continues.

A key metric to watch for Gingko going forward will be how many new cellular programs they manage to shut down. So far, Gingko has added around 30 programs this year, Kelly says. Last year there were 50 programs.

Remember: some of the projects are spin-offs from Gingko, like Motif Foodworks, and not clients who come to the platform on their own. And historically, the number of companies Gingko has partnered with has been a subject of criticism. According to SEC documents, the majority of revenue came from two major partners in 2020 – although Kelly said Business intern that it was a slowdown linked to the pandemic.

The more programs Gingko has, the more isolated it is from a product’s success or failure. Plus, it’s a sign that people are at least using the “app store” for biology.

“Gingko’s biggest value factor is how quickly we add programs,” says Kelly.

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Chamber changes name and focus to focus on business and economic development | News, Sports, Jobs https://scuolainsieme.com/chamber-changes-name-and-focus-to-focus-on-business-and-economic-development-news-sports-jobs/ https://scuolainsieme.com/chamber-changes-name-and-focus-to-focus-on-business-and-economic-development-news-sports-jobs/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 04:13:59 +0000 https://scuolainsieme.com/chamber-changes-name-and-focus-to-focus-on-business-and-economic-development-news-sports-jobs/ news@breezenewspapers.com A rebranding for the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce has sparked a renaissance in what it has to offer the East Lee County community. East Lee County Chamber of Commerce president and operations manager Mike Welch said a few years ago that the board asked him if he could save the chamber because […]]]>

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A rebranding for the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce has sparked a renaissance in what it has to offer the East Lee County community.

East Lee County Chamber of Commerce president and operations manager Mike Welch said a few years ago that the board asked him if he could save the chamber because he had been voted for its closure.

“What’s good is it’s a one-bedroom revival with the recognition that Lehigh Acres is not alone. We are working closely with our new Gateway area and also on the Alva State Road 80 area. Most of our concerns are now regional ”, he said.

Over the past two years, the chamber has changed its name from the Grand Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce to the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber serves Lehigh Acres, Gateway, Alva, Buckingham, East Fort Myers and the communities of RSW Airport.

“We have changed the orientation of the chamber so that it focuses mainly on commercial and economic development”, said the Welsh.

The board has also diversified with such directors as Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass, former Senator and current Collier County Commissioner Burt Saunders and Ruth Anglickis of Landex Resorts International.

Pendergrass said he joined the board two months ago because he saw an opportunity to learn more. He said he has always worked with the economic development office.

“It’s another asset for us to connect with the community and the new energy” Pendergrass said.

Gateway resident, he said there are lots of new businesses with the new Gateway High School and residential Daniels Parkway on State Road 82. The chamber provides a networking opportunity and tries to educate other businesses in the area, like the county is so large, said Pendergrass.

“Businesses don’t know what the county is doing” he said.

Additionally, they may not know how to market a small business as many are run by a husband and wife and may not have the assets to advertise. Pendergrass said it was about trying to have more of a footprint in the community and become more identified.

“Lehigh has such a large consumer and workforce base. We want them to use the businesses there, buy locally and participate locally ”, he said.

Other directors include former chairman Ed Moore of Red Sneakers Mobile Marketing; Secretary Nancy Williamson with Realty World C. Bagans 1st; Treasurer David Deetscreek of Robert Bowers Accounting, Inc; Michael Jacobs with LegalShield; Lenore Maffetore with Banque Synovus; Carolyn Peplow with Lehigh Acres Community Services and Michael Thompson with Sunrise Realty Network, Inc.

“The board of directors is diversifying to represent the East and has been instrumental in participating in economic development with the Lee County Economic Development Office,” said the Welsh.

With the transition, the number of members stabilized. Welsh said they’ve also attracted some of the region’s biggest companies, such as Lee Health, who just joined.

“Some of the larger utilities have joined. Much of this is because our region is the future of good retail and business growth along the State Road 82 corridor ”, he said.

When the curved ball of COVID-19 hit, the chamber, along with a partnership with the Lee County government, fully immersed itself in services with businesses asking for various federal assistance programs such as PPE and economic disaster loans.

“Many of our traders from the East, it’s new to them”, Welsh said, adding that for many, English is their second language. “We have been able to provide assistance in this area and down to the essentials. . . help organize the big food banks we’ve had in 18 months.

The small but mighty chamber has done a lot of work and continues to do so, as the effects of the pandemic have been uneven across the county.

The East Lee County Chamber of Commerce tries to hold quarterly meetings on specialist topics that business owners want to hear about.

For more information about the chamber, or to become a member, visit www.elccoc.org, or call Welsh at (239) 565-8450. He said individuals can fill out an application on the website or call them directly as it is very easy to reach.

The website generated over 1,000 visits per week. Welch said many people who visit the site come from the north in search of land and homes in the Gateway area.

“They come to the bedroom and do a lot of shopping”, he said, adding that they were looking for information regarding driver’s license changes, car registration.

Due to the traffic, Welch asked the two hospital systems to put screens in the lobby where they can find health care.

Welsh, who owns his own business development consulting firm in Fort Myers, which enables him to earn a living, has lived in the community of Lehigh Acres for 22 years.

“The future is here” he said. “It was only a matter of time before the forces for all kinds of development emerged. When I moved to Lehigh Acres there were 55,000 people. Today, they are over 130,000. Demographics have changed. It makes us a very diverse place compared to what we were before.

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Who needs expatriates? | The Economist https://scuolainsieme.com/who-needs-expatriates-the-economist/ https://scuolainsieme.com/who-needs-expatriates-the-economist/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:42:38 +0000 https://scuolainsieme.com/who-needs-expatriates-the-economist/ Sep 18, 2021 IF EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS are the monarchs of the corporate world, the cadre of well-paid staff they deploy from head office to oversee operations across the planet are their ambassadors. In the golden age of globalization, sending an expatriate Western executive to a remote emerging market meant the place was taken seriously. This […]]]>

IF EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS are the monarchs of the corporate world, the cadre of well-paid staff they deploy from head office to oversee operations across the planet are their ambassadors. In the golden age of globalization, sending an expatriate Western executive to a remote emerging market meant the place was taken seriously. This model was starting to feel outdated before covid-19 made traveling abroad a misery. While Zoom and remote working have become the norm, is the mixing of emissaries across the world still worth it?

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Some 280 million people live in a country other than their own, often because of their work. Many are struggling on construction sites in the Gulf or worrying about the kids in Manhattan. High-flying expatriates are the most fortunate of these migrants. Their exalted status, should it ever be pinned down, is guaranteed by a housing allowance, brood tuition, annual return flights, and a good pay raise. Some businessmen have become eternal business travelers, making a career flying from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi via Lagos.

The business case for expats had started to seem stretched in recent years. Moving staff to the ends of the earth made sense when it was difficult to find open-minded (and English-speaking) employees there. But globalization has worked its magic. If an American investment bank in Shanghai wants a good digitizer with a MBA, there are many local candidates to choose from. They will cost a fraction of what it would take to move a transplant and already speak the language.

Getting head office staff to mobilize for Jakarta has also become increasingly difficult. In recent decades, a compliant “lagging spouse” has taken on the responsibility of running a household in remote locations. Now she (as is even more often the case) is more likely to quibble over the impact on her own career. A survey by the Boston Consulting Group found that 57% of workers globally were willing to move to a foreign country for work in 2018, up from 64% four years earlier.

The figure fell further, to 50%, once the pandemic hit. Many expat haunts, such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai, have suffered softer lockdowns than America or Europe. But that often meant limiting overseas travel or imposing multi-week quarantines on returnees. The prospect of a family trip for Christmas, or a weekend trip to Bali, is part of what makes life in Singapore appealing. Once that’s done, the trade-off between career and personal life begins to look uncomfortably different.

Many foreigners who had already received royal treatment felt treated like second-class citizens. Some have been reluctant to leave their country of assignment for fear of not being able to return. Others had to wait longer than locals to get vaccinated. Clubby communities no longer made room for strangers. As Hong Kong, once the spiritual homeland of expatriates, fell into China’s fold, Western imports began to look like a holdover from the colonial past.

This is a testament to a broader economic change that has reduced the need for expatriates. In the past, it was they who facilitated access to foreign capital and know-how, often from Western sources. Today, money is plentiful and the most attractive business opportunities are emerging markets doing business with other emerging markets, particularly in Asia. You don’t need a Westerner to show you how to do this. The world they understand is no longer so relevant.

Expats are not just expensive baggage handlers (as this replacement Bartleby, a foreign correspondent in his day job can attest). Companies have cultures and processes that are forged at headquarters and that emissaries can disseminate. In turn, they will soak up new ways of doing things that can be transferred to other parts of the business. Having a stranger somewhere in the org chart of a remote branch can be reassuring that no fun business is going on there. However, bosses looking for a dime might now wonder if regular Zoom calls won’t do about the same for a fraction of the cost, especially if employees around the world are working from home anyway. anyway.

The surest way to signal commitment to a market these days is not to import the best talent, but to nurture them locally. Many companies that have proudly deployed expats now boast of appointing local bosses to head each country. It is not so much a reversal of globalization as an affirmation of it.

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Biden’s national initiative suffers a setback https://scuolainsieme.com/bidens-national-initiative-suffers-a-setback/ https://scuolainsieme.com/bidens-national-initiative-suffers-a-setback/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:59:51 +0000 https://scuolainsieme.com/bidens-national-initiative-suffers-a-setback/ Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | The Associated Press WASHINGTON – A House committee on Wednesday dealt with the disturbing first setback in President Joe Biden’s social and environmental agenda, derailing a money-saving plan to let Medicare negotiate the price it pays for prescription drugs. The House Energy and Commerce Committee dropped its proposal for […]]]>

WASHINGTON – A House committee on Wednesday dealt with the disturbing first setback in President Joe Biden’s social and environmental agenda, derailing a money-saving plan to let Medicare negotiate the price it pays for prescription drugs.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee dropped its proposal for its national Biden signing initiative in a tied vote of 29-29, with three moderate Democrats joining Republicans in opposing the drug provision. The defeat underscores the power of the centrists – or any tiny group of Democrats – as Biden and party leaders try to push the package through the tightly divided Congress.

The defeat of drug pricing language hasn’t stopped Democrats from moving forward on the proposal because the House Ways and Means Committee is deliberating on nearly identical provisions.

The party is counting on the proposal, if passed, to pay for a small but significant portion of its $ 3.5 trillion 10-year plan to strengthen the safety net, climate change and other programs. Proponents say he could save $ 600 billion over the next decade.

Democratic Representatives Scott Peters of California, Kathleen Rice of New York and Kurt Schrader of Oregon opposed the section on drug prices.

Support research: The energy and trade panel vote came as Biden held face-to-face meetings on Wednesday with two moderate Democratic senators who declared the overall size of $ 3.5 trillion pro­posal is too large.

Biden met with Senator Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, and planned a subsequent session with Senator Joe Manchin, DW.Va. Emerging legislation is the heart of the president’s national agenda, but the centrist unrest has prompted party leaders to delicately seek out a leading figure that moderates and progressives can endorse.

Sinema spokesman John Labombard rated the senator’s White House session positively, a good sign in a process that saw progressives and moderates in the party defending conflicting claims.

Biden and Democratic leaders in Congress have endorsed the $ 3.5 trillion figure, but recent days have been more hesitant about its ultimate size. The party will need each of its votes in the Senate, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie.break vote and cannot lose more than three House Democrats.

The huge package of far-ambitious and complicated policy the changes come when Democrats try to use a window when they control the White House and Congress to adopt long-sought goals. He faces unanimous opposition from Republicans, who say his proposed spending is unnecessary and would hurt the economy.

The measure’s provisions would push utilities to produce cleaner energy, expand Medicare coverage, create new child care and family leave programs, and provide a preschool and community college. free.

There would be a series of tax breaks to help families meet the costs of health care and child rearing. Much of it would be paid by raising taxes on the rich and corporate.

Committees at work: The White House meetings took place as the last of 13 House committees scrambled to complete work on their individual sections of the comprehensive bill on Wednesday.

Among these was the Ways and Means Committee. President Richard Neal, D-Mass., Proposed a revenue package that includes $ 2.1 trillion in higher taxes, mostly on the wealthy and corporations.

He also claims savings through his language on drug prices, a stricter enforcement of IRS taxes and a claim that the legislation itself triggers economic growth.

Democratic leaders would like to send full legislation to Biden for signing in the coming weeks, but many believe that resolving the political and political complications the party faces will take much longer. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday they expected Congress to propose the legislation ahead of an international climate conference in November.

Manchin has been a particularly vocal critic of the bill as a whole. He called for a “pause” on the legislation and said on Sunday he could not support $ 3.5 trillion.

He suggested a turnover of between $ 1,000 billion and $ 1,500 billion. Progressives, who initially demanded a $ 6 trillion plan, have said it would be unacceptable to narrow the package down to Manchin’s lineup.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Manchin also told colleagues he opposed a House proposal to offer subsidies to utilities that provide more electricity to from cleaner sources of energy and charging a fee to companies that fail to do so.

Asked on Wednesday whether the administration will have to reduce the plan’s climate change provisions, Psaki said the measures are “incredibly important” to Biden.

During the Ways and Means panel, Democrats propose that the top tax rate be returned to 39.6% for people earning more than $ 400,000 – or $ 450,000 for couples – in addition to a surtax. 3% on the richest Americans whose adjusted gross income exceeds $ 5 million. one year.

For large businesses, the proposal would lower the corporate tax rate from 21% to 26.5% on annual business income above $ 5 million.

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Cathie Wood’s latest picks: 2 stocks she just bought https://scuolainsieme.com/cathie-woods-latest-picks-2-stocks-she-just-bought/ https://scuolainsieme.com/cathie-woods-latest-picks-2-stocks-she-just-bought/#respond Sat, 11 Sep 2021 21:57:27 +0000 https://scuolainsieme.com/cathie-woods-latest-picks-2-stocks-she-just-bought/ Fund manager Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of ARK Invest, has carved out a reputation for herself as one of Wall Street’s top stock pickers. And this reputation is well deserved. Over the past one, three and five years, ARK’s flagship product Innovation ETFs has crushed the market at large. Given this impressive track record, […]]]>

Fund manager Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of ARK Invest, has carved out a reputation for herself as one of Wall Street’s top stock pickers. And this reputation is well deserved. Over the past one, three and five years, ARK’s flagship product Innovation ETFs has crushed the market at large.

Given this impressive track record, savvy investors may want to keep an eye on what Wood is buying and selling. Recently she added shares of Pager (NYSE: PD) and UiPath (NYSE: PATH) at ARK’s flagship ETF. Here’s what you need to know about these tech stocks.

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1. Pager service

PagerDuty is the central nervous system of modern business. Its platform sits at the center of a company’s digital ecosystem, collecting data from virtually all systems and devices. Then, by combining those signals with artificial intelligence, PagerDuty helps its customers predict and prevent downtime of critical services and technologies.

For example, the PagerDuty platform captures data from application performance monitoring tools such as Datadog, IT operations centers such as Service now, public clouds such as Microsoft Azure, customer service software such as Salesforce.com, and communication platforms such as Zoom. And when issues are identified, PagerDuty triggers an automatic fix or alerts the right people, helping them quickly resolve incidents like website crashes or system failures.

As a pioneer in this industry, PagerDuty has 12 years of data and more than 14,100 customers, which make the company’s artificial intelligence models more efficient. And as new customers join the platform, PagerDuty’s data repository will continue to grow, further reinforcing this advantage.

Financially, the company has shown solid revenue growth over the past two years. Last 12-month revenue grew from $ 142.7 million in the second quarter of 2020 to $ 244.2 million in the second quarter of 2022, which ended July 31, with a growth rate annual compound (CAGR) of 31%.

Investors should note that PagerDuty is still not profitable on a GAAP basis and the company has generated negative free cash flow of $ 6.4 million in the past 12 months. However, PagerDuty is only in the early stages of growing its business and management believes the company has seized less than 1% of its market opportunities.

Here’s the bottom line: In an increasingly digital world, delivering a high-quality customer experience isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. And PagerDuty capitalizes on this fact, helping customers keep their digital ecosystems up and running at all times. Given Wood’s focus on innovative technologies like artificial intelligence, I’m not surprised to see her adding stocks of this tech stock to ARK’s portfolio.

2. UiPath

UiPath’s mission is to bring automation to every business. To this end, its platform combines three cutting-edge technologies – artificial intelligence, low-code development, and robotic process automation – helping customers build, deploy and manage software robots capable of automating various processes. instead of human employees.

To do this, UiPath’s robots rely on several types of artificial intelligence, including computer vision, natural language processing and machine learning. Together, these technologies give robots the ability to read and understand language, mimic human behavior, and make decisions. In turn, this allows them to automate simple and complex tasks, such as reviewing emails, filling out forms, and extracting data from documents.

One of the biggest advantages of UiPath is its ecosystem of partners. The company offers pre-built integrations with hundreds of popular technologies, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft 365, and Salesforce, which means customers can quickly automate workflows on these platforms.

Due to the breadth of the company’s mission and its value proposition to customers, UiPath has grown its revenue at an impressive rate. Its 12-month revenue increased from $ 451.2 million in the second quarter of 2021 to $ 736.9 million in the second quarter of 2022, which ended July 31, for a CAGR of 63%.

Like PagerDuty, UiPath is currently unprofitable under GAAP and has negative free cash flow. But the company has established itself as the industry leader, according to Forrester Research, and it makes sense to reinforce this advantage by investing aggressively in growth. This is exactly what management is doing.

Here’s the bottom line: Automation boosts efficiency and productivity by freeing up human employees to devote their time to more important tasks, which would benefit virtually every business in the world. And UiPath has the best product on the market. That’s why I’m not surprised to see Wood doubling that tech stock.

This article represents the opinion of the author, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a premium Motley Fool consulting service. We are heterogeneous! Challenging an investment thesis – even one of our own – helps us all to think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer.

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Return to Business Grant program expected to provide funding to minority-owned businesses hit hard by pandemic – CBS Chicago https://scuolainsieme.com/return-to-business-grant-program-expected-to-provide-funding-to-minority-owned-businesses-hit-hard-by-pandemic-cbs-chicago/ https://scuolainsieme.com/return-to-business-grant-program-expected-to-provide-funding-to-minority-owned-businesses-hit-hard-by-pandemic-cbs-chicago/#respond Wed, 08 Sep 2021 22:19:00 +0000 https://scuolainsieme.com/return-to-business-grant-program-expected-to-provide-funding-to-minority-owned-businesses-hit-hard-by-pandemic-cbs-chicago/ CHICAGO (CBS) – A new fundraiser has been made available to minority-owned businesses that have been hit hard throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported on Wednesday, the focus is on equity for minority-owned businesses and especially Latin American businesses for a reason. City, state and federal leaders explained that due to […]]]>

CHICAGO (CBS) – A new fundraiser has been made available to minority-owned businesses that have been hit hard throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported on Wednesday, the focus is on equity for minority-owned businesses and especially Latin American businesses for a reason. City, state and federal leaders explained that due to language barriers, concerns about immigration status and other issues, access to help for businesses affected by the pandemic has not been accessed. equal across the state – and that’s why this program is in place.

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Café Colao at 2638 W. Division St. is a little corner of Puerto Rico in Humboldt Park.

“We focus on our Puerto Rican pastries,” owner Wanda Colon said.

At the cafe, Colon served a community she chose to invest in almost 20 years ago.

“I have been in this community my whole life,” Colon said.

But like small businesses around the world, the longtime neighborhood favorite has been hit hard during the pandemic.

“I am very grateful to the residents of this area who kept us alive,” Colon said.

They were one of the companies visited by state and local leaders on Wednesday as part of a canvassing effort – covering more than 100 neighborhoods across the state – to publicize the Back to Business grant program.

This is a brand new stimulus effort for small business owners across the state, with a focus on underserved businesses, including minority, rural, veteran and women-owned businesses.

“We know that many of them have not asked for this help,” said US Representative Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Illinois).

READ MORE: The ‘Bean’ answers questions from Chicago residents and visitors

Garcia said grants ranging from $ 5,000 to over $ 100,000 will be awarded through Back to Business, with help available in different languages.

“We want the vitality and prosperity that these companies and their employees bring to our communities,” he said,

Eligible business owners can apply for grants regardless of their immigration status.

“I think this grant is incredibly important – especially for underserved communities, like this community,” Colon said.

A community with businesses like Café Colao and its neighbors – slices of a different culture, past, and history – is indeed part of what makes Chicago worth the investment.

Late Wednesday, it was not clear exactly when the grants will be awarded, but Molina learns, once again, that there is $ 250 million in grants available to local and state-owned businesses.

For more information on the program and how to apply, follow this link.

CBS 2 is committed to Work for Chicago, putting you in touch every day with information that you or a loved one might need in the labor market and helps you remove obstacles to your return to work.

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We will continue to uncover information every day to help this community get back to work, until the jobs crisis passes. CBS 2 has several useful items here on our website, including an overview of specific companies that are hiring and information from the state on how best to file for unemployment benefits while waiting.

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Gatineau businesses say customers are already adapting to the vaccine passport https://scuolainsieme.com/gatineau-businesses-say-customers-are-already-adapting-to-the-vaccine-passport/ https://scuolainsieme.com/gatineau-businesses-say-customers-are-already-adapting-to-the-vaccine-passport/#respond Sat, 04 Sep 2021 12:52:36 +0000 https://scuolainsieme.com/gatineau-businesses-say-customers-are-already-adapting-to-the-vaccine-passport/ A few days after the introduction of the Quebec vaccine passport, businesses in the Outaouais state that their customers have already started to adapt. Most companies have chosen to start the full application on day one, despite the grace period that allows them to require the passport on September 15. Companies polled by CBC said […]]]>

A few days after the introduction of the Quebec vaccine passport, businesses in the Outaouais state that their customers have already started to adapt.

Most companies have chosen to start the full application on day one, despite the grace period that allows them to require the passport on September 15.

Companies polled by CBC said they turned down an average of 10% of customers, some of whom were fully vaccinated but forgot their proof.

It is largely their visitors to Ontario, companies say, who must remember to bring their proof of vaccination and identification. Quebecers can show a printed QR code or download the VaxiCode app to prove their vaccination status.

Rebecca Fortin-Bouchard, general manager of Les Brasseurs du Temps, said preparation time was important to develop a plan and share it with her staff.

The brasserie, like many restaurants, is understaffed. Fortin-Bouchard has been stressed out juggling vaccine passports with contact tracing records and capacity restrictions, but says it’s going better than expected.

“There are always customers who are quite annoyed,” says Fortin-Bouchard.

“It’s so complicated, just having a drink now, but they also try to be respectful to the staff because they know it’s not our fault. We just try to stay open.”

The fall weather, the vaccine passport cools business

Besides the 10% she believes Les Brasseurs du Temps have turned away, she has also noticed fewer customers, but attributes it to the colder weather and restarting schools.

The brewers of the time do not wait for the end of the grace period for the implementation of the Quebec vaccine passport, on September 15, to turn back people without proof of vaccination. (Matthieu Kupfer / CBC)

Further north in Chelsea, Que., Issac Lauzon, deputy director of the Chelsea Pub agreed that the weather could be a factor, but he also believes the passport implementation has hurt his business.

“We didn’t have as many people as we needed to spin because they pretty much knew what was coming,” he said. “There were just fewer people coming to our facility because of this fact.”

Chef and owner of Les Vilains Boys restaurant in old Hull, Romain Riva, turned away around 30% of those who booked on the first day when passports were required, but only two on the second day.

Riva worries about having to turn down larger bookings over the Labor Day weekend.

“We have reservations for six, eight, 10 and 12 people. There just needs to be one in there who doesn’t have the papers and it’s no,” he said in an interview. in French on Radio-Canada.

Émilie Lortie, owner of Zone Concept Santé gymnasium in Maniwaki, Quebec, wonders if she should reimburse people who have canceled their memberships as a result.

She is concerned about financial loss and maintaining long-term relationships with clients in a small community like Maniwaki, Quebec.

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