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Q&A with Taylor Sharp, Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters documentary director - The Daily Tar Heel
Q&A with Taylor Sharp, Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters documentary director September 24, 2018 at 08:02PM https://ift.tt/2MZL01M

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Tiger Woods 2019 propositions T Woods Win a Major in 2019? Yes +225 No -275 Exactly How Many Majors T Woods Win in 2019? 0: 4/11 1: 5/2 2: 14/1 3: 60/1 4: 200/1 September 24, 2018 at 07:44PM https://twitter.com/golfodds/status/1044325932180197385

Tiger Woods 2019 propositions T Woods Win a Major in 2019? Yes +225 No -275 Exactly How Many Majors T Woods Win in 2019? 0: 4/11 1: 5/2 2: 14/1 3: 60/1 4: 200/1

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Invest in the Sustainable Development Goals with this new ETF - ImpactAlpha
SDGA will invest in public companies committed to the UN’s SDGs September 24, 2018 at 06:49PM https://ift.tt/2zrZIL8

ImpactAlpha, September 24 – As U.N. Week gets underway in New York, nonprofit investment manager Impact Shares has rolled out a Sustainable Development Goals-aligned exchange traded fund (ETF) on the New York Stock Exchange. It is the third impact-focused ETF Impact Shares has launched this year. Impact Shares partnered with the Rockefeller Foundation and the U.N. Capital Development Fund—an agency trying to usher capital into the world’s 47 poorest countries––to launch the fund.

The new fund, which is listed with the ticker SDGA, includes shares of companies that have committed to supporting the SDGs, particularly in low-income markets. Companies are selected for the fund based on four screening criteria: no U.N. exclusionary criteria (i.e. they aren’t selling alcohol or making nuclear weapons); low controversy rating (from Sustainalytics, based on issues like ethics, governance, and social issues); U.N. Global Compact signatory; and ranking based on 70 ESG metrics (like corruption, supply chain monitoring, and working conditions.) A fifth screen gives companies an additional boost based on how much revenue they generate in low-income countries.

“This new Social ETF not only addresses the estimated $2.5 trillion annual funding gap required to achieve SDGs in developing countries, it also provides UNCDF a critical new source of funding to continue its good work helping vulnerable people overcome many of the pressing global challenges that impact livelihoods,” said Rockefeller Foundation’s Saadia Madsbjerg. That source of funding will come from the ETF’s management fee, which will be donated to UNCDF.

Earlier this year, Impact Shares launched two other impact ETFs on the New York Stock Exchange, built around similar partnership models. It launched one in partnership with the NAACP, trading as NACP, built around companies focused on minority empowerment. In August, it launched a women’s empowerment ETF in partnership with the WYCA, which trades under the ticker WOMN.

“The goal is to have a platform that’s a barometer for social prioritization,” Impact Shares’ Ethan Powell told ImpactAlpha in July.

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Craigslist founder backs news site to cover Big Tech's impact on society - ImpactAlpha
Craigslist founder backs news site to cover Big Tech’s impact on society September 24, 2018 at 06:42PM https://ift.tt/2NChhB1

ImpactAlpha, September 24 – Former ProPublica investigative journalists Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson are planning to launch a new news organization, called The Markup, to uncover and report the impact of big tech on society. Their idea is getting a $22 million grant-funded boost, with $20 million from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark alone. 

The Markup, which will likely launch in early 2019, intends to explore issues like discriminatory software and algorithms and the spread of misinformation. The new endeavor comes at a time when traditional news organizations are struggling to stay afloat, much less become financially viable, and to compete in a time of political polarization, digital noise and misinformation.

The Markup’s particular area of focus, however, cuts to the heart of those issues. While the aim is to heighten awareness and scrutiny of big tech activities, Newmark told the New York Times that he believes it will also help Big Tech become more self-reflective.

“Sometimes it takes an engineer a while to understand that we need help, then we get that help, and then we do a lot better,” Newmark said. “We need the help that only investigative reporting with good data science can provide.”

In addition to Newmark’s grant, the Markup has raised $2 million from the Knight Foundation and additional funding from the Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative.

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MIT Solve competition selects 33 Solvers for open-sourced impact ideas September 24, 2018 at 06:28PM https://ift.tt/2xCaLjQ

ImpactAlpha, September 24 – MIT launched the Solve Challenge in 2015 to crowd-source promising ideas for global impact. The idea was to leverage the university’s minds and network to support anyone, anywhere in the world, with a good idea.

The competition has selected 33 “Solvers” out of 1,150 applicants for its four 2018 themes (work of the future, teachers and educators, coastal communities, front lines of health). Each receive a $10,000 prize and will be eligible for additional funding from Solve’s partners. The winners include:

Shimmy Upskill, a platform to help retrain workers vulnerable to job loss from automation, and seven other teams in the Work of the Future track.

Eneza, an SMS- and app-based educational platform, and seven other teams in the Teachers & Educators track. (Eneza also just raised funding from FINCA’s new venture capital initiative, FINCA Ventures.)

Neopenda, which makes a device to monitor newborns’ vitals, and seven other teams in the Frontlines of Health track. Neopenda was also awarded $30,000 from Citi and SAP Next-Gen through Solve for its “gender-responsive innovation.”

Marauder Robotics, which makes autonomous underwater drones to support marine ecosystem balance, and eight other teams in the Coastal Communities track.

Solve has also raised new funding for current and past teams, through thematic grant opportunities. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Atlassian Foundation have contributed $2.6 million to help teams from last year’s Youth, Skills and the Workforce of the Future track scale. Meanwhile RISE is making an additional $1 million available to this year’s Coastal Communities teams.

In all, Solve has facilitated more than $4.5 million this year in grants for its collective cohort of more than 120 winning teams.

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Morning Coffee: The world’s most valuable investment bankers. Are successful women in finance being “taken off the market” by marriage? | eFinancialCareers
Morning Coffee: The world's most valuable investment bankers. Are successful women in finance being “taken off the ... September 24, 2018 at 06:14PM https://ift.tt/2Q2cSE5

Morning Coffee: The world's most valuable investment bankers. Are successful women in finance being “taken off the ...  eFinancialCareersFull coverage

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The best business schools and MBA programs in the world in 2019 - Business Insider
The 50 best MBA programs in the world September 24, 2018 at 05:08PM https://ift.tt/2QW5iwg

The best business schools in the world are ranked each year by education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

QS has released its 2019 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 251 of the best business schools in the world.

QS based its ranking on surveys of employers, academics, and business school programs, and evaluated MBA programs on employability, alumni outcomes, students' return on investment, thought leadership, and diversity.

Here are the top 50 global MBA programs, according to the QS rankings.

 

Higher- and business-education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released its 2019 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 251 of the best business schools in the world.

QS ranked programs on employability for graduates, entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, students' return on investment as measured by post-graduation increases in salary, academic thought leadership, and class and faculty diversity.

QS based its rankings on three surveys: One survey of global employers to ascertain the reputation of MBA programs among top firms, one survey of academics to get a sense of schools' academic and thought leadership reputations, and a survey of the business schools themselves to gather basic information on programs and student outcomes.

See the full list of 251 business schools on TopMBA.com. Here are the top 50 global MBA programs, according to QS rankings: 

SEE ALSO: The most expensive college in every state

50. Virginia (Darden)

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduation salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Virginia at TopMBA»

48 (tie). Emory (Goizueta)

Location: Atlanta, GA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduation salary: $110K to $119K

Read more about Goizueta at TopMBA»

48 (tie). IIM Ahmedabad

Location: Ahmedabad, India

Tuition: $20K to $29K

Average post-graduation salary: Under $49K

Read more about IIM Ahmedabad at TopMBA»

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Trading Day: live markets coverage, September 24, 2018  The AustralianFull coverage

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"Ew," "yowza," and "OK" are now fair to play in Scrabble — Quartzy
“Ew,” “yowza,” and other new Scrabble words to up your game September 24, 2018 at 03:51PM https://ift.tt/2ONKN3m

Here’s a new way to score high during your turn in Scrabble: “Yowza!”

That’s one of 300 entries added to Merriam-Webster’s Official Scrabble Players Dictionary on Monday (Sept. 24), and playing it will earn you a minimum of 20 points. Two-letter words used in daily text-speak, such as “OK,” are now OK to use, too.

The addition of new words marks the sixth edition of Merriam-Webster’s Scrabble dictionary, the first of which was published in 1976. (Previously, game rules stated that any desk dictionary could be consulted.) The range of new words not only presents fresh opportunities for high scores, but also reflects a more globalized and social media-connected world.

“Ew,” for instance, is a newly added word and an example of what lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, editor at large at Merriam-Webster, calls “transcribed speech.” This refers to expressions, such as “mm-hmm” (not playable) that are colloquial and used frequently online. Sokolowski told the Associated Press: “Traditionally, they were not in the dictionary but because so much of our communication is texting and social media that is written language, we are finding more transcribed speech and getting a new group of spellings for the dictionary.”

Foreign words such as “bibimbap,” and “sriracha” are also now officially Scrabble-recognized, which is an indication that these terms are used frequently enough by English-language speakers to be deemed playable—and they’re sweet scorers, too.

To up your Scrabble game, here is a selection of the dictionary’s latest additions and their base totals (the minimum score based on tile values, without boosters such as a “double word” square). Some of these are power moves, but others are just terms we’re finally glad to throw down.

Zomboid: 21 points

Yowza: 20 points

Emoji: 14 points

Facepalm: 17 points

Ok: 6 points

Twerk: 12 points

Ew: 5 points

Sriracha: 13 points

Bibimbap: 18 points

Arancini: 10 points

Beatdown: 14 points

Zen: 12 points

Qapik: 20 points

Bizjet: 24 points (Fun fact: If used during opening play and as a plural, “bizjets,” this word could be worth 120 points due to the 50-point bonus for using all seven tiles, and the double word bonus typically used at the start.)

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Africa: Stark Warning From Health Advocate - allAfrica.com
Africa:Africa: Stark Warning From Health Advocate September 24, 2018 at 03:39PM https://ift.tt/2xzxE7y [Wellbeing Women] As   the United Nations General Assembly convened its  73rd annual session of heads of state and governments ,   philanthropist and health advocate  Toyin Ojora Saraki , deliver ed a stark warning to the world community  that unless progress is accelerated in key areas, the health goals agreed by nations, multilateral organizations and civil society groups will not be met.   via AllAfrica News: External Relations https://ift.tt/2wi8Job
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Morocco to explore investment opportunities in Ghana’s poultry sector - MyJoyOnline.com
Morocco to explore investment opportunities in Ghana’s poultry sector September 24, 2018 at 03:17PM https://ift.tt/2O4k31q Ghana’s collapsing poultry industry is to see a revamp as the country welcomed some poultry operators and investors from Morocco. via JoyOnline - Ghana Business https://ift.tt/2wG0lN1
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What’s in a Name? SRI vs ESG – Sonya Dreizler – Medium
What’s in a Name? SRI vs ESG September 24, 2018 at 03:16PM https://ift.tt/2DpC99N

This story originally appeared on my website on July 25, 2018.

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Impact Investing: Making Social Good Pay Well – Adam Jiwan – Medium
Impact Investing: Making Social Good Pay Well September 24, 2018 at 02:59PM https://ift.tt/2xL3Y6I

In 2007, the Rockefeller Center convened philanthropists and investors at a convention center in the small Italian town of Bellagio…

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A Pop-Up Museum in New York Illustrates the Harmful Effects of Broken Windows Policing | artnet News
A Pop-Up Museum in New York Illustrates the Harmful Effects of Broken Windows Policing September 24, 2018 at 02:54PM https://ift.tt/2Ibus5Y

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SSNIT launches 2018 customer service mobile clinic - MyJoyOnline.com
SSNIT launches 2018 customer service mobile clinic September 24, 2018 at 02:47PM https://ift.tt/2xQbHQG The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has launched the 2018 customer service mobile week with a call on employees to report employers who fail to pay contributions of their workers. via JoyOnline - Ghana Business https://ift.tt/2wG0lN1
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How GOAT uses cloud technology to scale their Black Friday operations | AWS Startups Blog
How GOAT uses cloud technology to scale their Black Friday operations September 24, 2018 at 02:27PM https://ift.tt/2N0bH6i

Muhammad Ali. Michael Jordan. Serena Williams. All strove (or are striving) to be the greatest of all time in their sports, and GOAT the startup is attempting the same thing in their industry of choice: sneakers.

Based in Los Angeles, GOAT is the largest marketplace for buying and selling authenticated sneakers. Launched in 2015, the company was determined to create a safe and trusted place where both buyers and sellers could rest assured that their merchandise was 100% real and authenticated. GOAT does this by verifying every shoe that is sold in their marketplace, with trained authenticators looking at everything from a shoe’s stitching and labels, to its boxes. According to Marko Vasiljevic, GOAT’s Director of Engineering, authenticators even smell, touch, and feel the materials as part of their check.

Given the size of the sneaker industry—$55 billion and counting—Vasiljevic is constantly thinking about scale, particularly when it comes to the technology behind GOAT. He says he learned this lesson the hard way, as a Black Friday contest they ran their first year drove an unprecedented amount of traffic to their site and they crashed and burned for three days (don’t worry, they survived and went on to make $400,000 in sales the next month). For this holiday season, especially for Black Friday, Vasiljevic says he is again expecting a huge spike in traffic but has various AWS services in place to help them scale at a second’s notice. Learn more about how they are planning to do this in the above video.

 

 

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How Compass finds your dream home in record time | AWS Startups Blog
How Compass finds your dream home in record time September 24, 2018 at 02:27PM https://ift.tt/2zqqF1P

Buying a house can be a headache. From finding an ideal neighborhood to submitting an offer, the process often leaves a potential new homeowner feeling exhausted and confused.

Compass, a real estate technology startup, is working to fix all that. The company has developed an end-to-end platform designed to support the entire buying and selling experience. Its site also features rentals in various cities nationwide, including San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Chicago, and Atlanta, among others.

Founded in 2012, Compass has secured a total of $808 million in venture funding, per CrunchBase, which includes a $450 million round in December 2017 at a $2.2 billion valuation.

Expansion for the company—which is already operating in over 18 metro areas around the US—requires a lot of prep and planning, however. For example, launching in Miami posed a particularly interesting challenge, per Khadija Ali, Lead Product Manager at Compass. Miami was the startup’s first warm weather city, which introduced many new data points that the team previously didn’t have to account for.

Watch more above.

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Eni, UNDP to promote sustainable energy and SDG’s in Ghana, Africa - MyJoyOnline.com
Eni, UNDP to promote sustainable energy and SDG’s in Ghana, Africa September 24, 2018 at 02:16PM https://ift.tt/2pvsDbz Energy major Eni SpA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have joined forces to improve access to sustainable energy and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana and Africa. via JoyOnline - Ghana Business https://ift.tt/2wG0lN1
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Photos: President Akufo-Addo, Akwasi Acquah et al honoured at maiden ‘Eastern Star Awards’ - MyJoyOnline.com
Photos: President Akufo-Addo, Akwasi Acquah et al honoured at maiden ‘Eastern Star Awards’ September 24, 2018 at 02:16PM https://ift.tt/2IbrKgO Hardworking indigenes from the Eastern Region including President Nana Akufo-Addo, were Thursday night honoured for their contribution towards the region’s development. via JoyOnline - Ghana Business https://ift.tt/2wG0lN1
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Fair Trade Clothing Company Grows Fast and Well - Invest with Values
Fair Trade Clothing Company Grows Fast and Well September 24, 2018 at 01:44PM https://ift.tt/2DoYTag

When Kate Fisher and Henry Schwab, the owners of Synergy Organic Clothing, received their first order from Whole Foods Market in 2014, they were thrilled. The husband-and-wife team had sold their organic cotton clothing in their three retail stores and at festival booths nationwide for years, all the while aspiring to a bigger stage. So […]

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Renewed Energy for Foreign Investment in India | Dickinson Wright - JDSupra
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Renewed Energy for Foreign Investment in India  JD Supra (press release)Full coverage

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Nepal is set to double its wild tiger population — Quartz
Nepal is on track to double its wild tiger population in under 10 years September 24, 2018 at 01:22PM https://ift.tt/2OLPIlb

Once upon a time, the world was overrun with tigers. Less than a century ago, as many as 100,000 of big stripey cats may have prowled through Asia’s mountains and jungles. Today, the wild tiger population hovers below the 4,000 mark.

But there’s a bright spot on the horizon for Earth’s largest cat. As part of the World Wildlife Foundation’s efforts to double tiger populations by 2022, the next Chinese year of the tiger, governments of 13 countries are rallying around the animals. Now, as Al Jazeera reports, Nepal is the first country set to meet their target—four years ahead of schedule.

In 2009, Nepal’s tiger numbers were languishing at around 121. According to a national tiger survey held between November 2017 and April 2018, that figure has since risen to a booming 235, and is all but certain to hit 242 in the next four years. The pressure is now on for the other 12 countries with tiger ranges to follow suit, including India, which had 2,226 tigers in 2016, and Russia and Indonesia, which have 433 and 371 tigers respectively.

It’s a big ask. But conservationists—and their Hollywood spokespeople—are feeling optimistic. ”This significant increase in Nepal’s tiger population is proof that when we work together, we can save the planet’s wildlife—even species facing extinction,” said Leonardo DiCaprio, a board member of the association and chairman of his own eponymous charity, which has funded tiger conservation since 2010.

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19 banks likely to meet minimum capital requirement - Dr. Addison - MyJoyOnline.com
19 banks likely to meet minimum capital requirement - Dr. Addison September 24, 2018 at 01:16PM https://ift.tt/2DpYGDF

About 19 banks are likely to meet the new capital requirement of GH₵400 million by December this year, Governor of the Bank of Ghana has said.

According to Dr. Ernest Addison, this is based on documents submitted by the commercial banks, as well as BoG’s own analysis.

Dr. Addison disclosed this during an interaction with journalists after meeting to review health of economy last week.

Currently there are about 30 commercial banks in the country, according to the list of licensed banks issued by the Bank of Ghana in August this year.

Background

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) revised the minimum capital levels for banks in response to developments in the banking industry and the economy at large.

In 2003, the minimum capital requirement was raised from GH¢2.5 million to GH¢7.0 million to enable all banks convert to universal banks. The minimum capital requirement was also increased to GH¢60 million in 2007.

In 2013, BoG again raised the minimum capital requirement to GH¢120 million for new entrants and advised existing banks to take steps to increase their capital in line with their risk profiles.

BoG issued a Minimum Capital Requirement Directive in September 2017, increasing the minimum capital requirement for all banks to GH¢400 million from GH¢120 million.

Banks are therefore required to meet this requirement by December 2018 through the injection of fresh equity capital.

The recent GH¢400 million minimum capital increase was deemed necessary for a number of reasons; Solvency, Macroeconomic impact on capital, Credit expansion and good corporate governance.

According to the Bank of Ghana, it will closely monitor banks’ plans to recapitalize to ensure an orderly recapitalization process.

Directives

The BoG recently issued its Corporate Governance Directive, which it expects banks to comply with to strengthen their corporate governance practices, thereby promoting investor confidence in them and thereby facilitating access to new capital.

BoG has encouraged banks that may be unable to raise new capital on their own, to explore opportunities to merge with other banks.

Such mergers and acquisitions should lead to larger, stronger, and better capitalized banks for shareholders of the merging banks.

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Africa: IPDEV 2 reaches its final closing and accelerates the launch of 10 impacts funds in Sub-Saharan Africa - allAfrica.com
Africa:IPDEV 2 reaches its final closing and accelerates the launch of 10 impacts funds in Sub-Saharan Africa September 24, 2018 at 01:08PM https://ift.tt/2OItXmd [35°N] The investment company I&P Développement 2 (IPDEV 2), managed by Investisseurs & Partenaires, an experienced fund manager dedicated to African SMEs, reached its final closing and totalizes an investment capacity of ?21 million, exceeding its initial target. With the support of long-term committed investors, including the African Development Bank and Soros Economic Development Fund, IPDEV 2 will be in a position to achieve its mandate: training, sponsoring and launching ten impact funds via AllAfrica News: External Relations https://ift.tt/2wi8Job
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Cleanroom technology specialist Exyte to list September 24, 2018 at 12:54PM https://ift.tt/2MXTohX

Cleanroom technology specialist Exyte to list  Financial TimesFull coverage

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Social impact bonds: on the margins | Financial Times
Social impact bonds: on the margins September 24, 2018 at 12:50PM https://ift.tt/2MZfW1P

Social impact bonds: on the margins  Financial TimesFull coverage

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Impact investing plants seeds of growth for small-scale farmers | Financial Times
Impact investing plants seeds of growth for small-scale farmers September 24, 2018 at 12:49PM https://ift.tt/2IaXe6R

Impact investing plants seeds of growth for small-scale farmers  Financial TimesFull coverage

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Managing Parental Leave (Yours or Someone Else’s)
Managing Parental Leave (Yours or Someone Else’s) September 24, 2018 at 12:27PM https://ift.tt/2DslNgN

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Having a baby is exciting — and exhausting. Figuring out how to take parental leave, or manage someone who’s doing it, can add an extra wrinkle.

No matter how long you’ll be away from work, there’s preparation to be done: talking to your boss, making sure colleagues can cover your projects, handling unexpected needs and feelings.

With the help of our guest expert, Daisy Wademan Dowling, we talk about how to effectively plan for your parental leave or the leave of someone you manage. And through the story of a lucky woman whose organization offers 12 months of paid leave, we explore what our lives might be like if we had access to more generous leaves.

Guest:

Daisy Wademan Dowling is the founder and CEO of Workparent.

Resources:

“The Best Ways Your Organization Can Support Working Parents,” by Daisy Wademan Dowling

“Need a Good Parental Leave Policy? Here It Is.” by Joan C. Williams and Kate Massinger

“How Companies Can Ensure Maternity Leave Doesn’t Hurt Women’s Careers,” by David Collings, Yseult Freeney, and Lisa van der Werff

“Denmark Has Great Maternity Leave and Child Care Policies. So Why Aren’t More Women Advancing?” by Bodil Nordestgaard Ismiris

“Why Walmart Expanded Parental Leave — and How to Convince Your Company to Do the Same,” by Sarah Green Carmichael

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Our theme music is Matt Hill’s “City In Motion,” provided by Audio Network.

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The 5 Best Dumb Phones With Basic Features and Low Prices
The 5 Best Dumb Phones With Basic Features and Low Prices September 24, 2018 at 12:34PM https://ift.tt/2Q3GJwe

Today, your smartphone is basically your personal assistant. You use your phone not just for calling, but also to order food and rides, play games, watch movies, and even track your physical activity.

While some find having all of those functions in one place extremely convenient, others would be happy with having a phone that only makes phone calls, and has enough battery life to last longer than a day.

Do you feel like this? Then you might want to consider ditching your smartphone and getting yourself a “dumb phone” instead.

Why Get a Dumb Phone?

The idea of getting a dumb phone might sound silly at first. Why give up all the advantages of having a smartphone and go back to simpler times? Could you even imagine using your phone only to make calls?

Well, maybe you’ve decided to do a digital detox and cut down on your phone use. Having a phone with a limited internet connection (or none at all) would surely help with that. Not to mention, a dumb phone can help you significantly cut down your mobile phone bill.

If you’re shopping for a child or elderly relative who feels overwhelmed by all the features on a smartphone, a dumb phone can come in handy. Besides, a dumb phone isn’t as fragile as your precious smartphone. That makes it a great secondary phone that you can take on outdoor trips without worrying about breaking it.

Whatever your needs are, we’ve put together a list of the best non-smartphones on the market today to help you choose the right option.

Best Overall Dumb Phone: LG Extravert 2

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Farfetch's IPO raises $885 million  DigitalCommerce360Full coverage

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Ghana’s roads sector to get $10bn investment - MyJoyOnline.com
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Ameriprise Financial Helps Provide Five Million Meals to Families in Need - Odessa American: Business
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Ameriprise Financial Helps Provide Five Million Meals to Families in Need  Odessa AmericanFull coverage

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A Fresh Resource for ESG-Oriented Financial Advisors - Invest with Values
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One of the gurus of ESG investing has recently launched a new service for financial advisors (FAs) who want to integrate Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into their investment process.  He has created a site called “Sustainable Investing” and filled it with content about ESG investing.  Those who subscribe (there is a three month […]

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How to Prepare for Natural Disasters [Infographic]
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Ferrari to launch 15 new models by 2022 - BusinessGhana News | Business
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This Foundation Wants to Make Crypto Millionaires Think About Social Impact
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This Foundation Wants to Make Crypto Millionaires Think About Social Impact  Breaker magazineFull coverage

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Former Google China pres. Kai-Fu Lee explains why paranoia's important - Business Insider
An investor who built 13 billion dollar companies explains why it's important to be paranoid if you want to succeed September 24, 2018 at 11:08AM https://ift.tt/2xL6CJn

Former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee has invested in 13 companies that have attained billion dollar valuations.

Among his portfolio companies' most successful entrepreneurs, Lee identifies one key quality: They're paranoid.

Kai-Fu Lee is the former president of Google China and a technology investor who has funded both American and Chinese startups. Among his portfolio companies, thirteen have achieved coveted unicorn status with valuations of a billion dollars or more. 

Many of these successful companies have Chinese entrepreneurs at their helm, who operate under a different mindset than the typical American entrepreneur. A key quality that these entrepreneurs possess is what Lee describes as being effectively "paranoid."

Chinese entrepreneurs aren't afraid to duplicate good ideas, often resulting in a number of companies fiercely competing for industry dominance. In order to succeed, they build their companies early on with the intent to monopolize the market. ...

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Slack acquires Astro Technology to bring togother email and chat — Quartz at Work
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There’s a common understanding that there are two types of people in this world: Slack people and email people. In reality, most modern offices use both (if not Slack, one of its messaging competitors; here at Quartz we happen to use Slack). But there’s a cognitive cost to switching back-and-forth between multiple workplace communication apps.

So far, Slack has prided itself on its ability to play well with others through custom integrations with workplace tools like Salesforce and Google Drive. But Slack’s ultimate goal has always been to be a singular destination for getting work done—like a team’s virtual office that others can enter and leave throughout the day.

A new acquisition gets the company one step closer to achieving this goal, by bringing calendar and email functionality into Slack rather than having users constantly open and close tabs, whether physically or mentally, throughout the workday.

Slack has acquired Astro, a productivity startup that uses artificial intelligence to surface important information from your emails and calendar. The Palo Alto-based company built Astrobot, a popular plug-in that lets you check your email and calendar information directly from Slack.

Astro is a 28-person company, the largest Slack has acquired to date. Besides the size of the acquisition, the move is notable because it represents an expansion of Slack’s workplace dominance. Last month, Slack acquired Stride and Hipchat, two former competitors, from the enterprise software giant Atlassian. With only 70,000 paying teams, which equates to roughly 3 million individual users, Slack has become a $7 billion company.

Slack did not release the terms of the Astro deal, but given that it raised half a billion dollars last month, it certainly has plenty to spend.

“Whereas last year we just needed to make it so that more people could use the Slack that already exists, now we’re starting to take steps to expand what Slack is,” says April Underwood, Slack’s VP of product.

Astro’s algorithms use artificial intelligence to learn what you care about and to separate the essential stuff from all the inbox clutter. Astrobot users loved the app’s Slack integration because it allowed them to continue working without missing out on important emails and calendar items.

Though Slack will sunset Astro’s services on Oct. 1o, it will integrate Astro’s technology and employees. Slack has taken a similar “acquire to integrate” approach with its other acquisitions to date.

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Africa’s Oil Sector Continues to Rebound and Strengthen its Voice Through the African Energy Chamber - Odessa American: Business
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Africa: Explainer - Why Lithium Ion Batteries Could Be a Game Changer in Africa - allAfrica.com
Africa:Explainer - Why Lithium Ion Batteries Could Be a Game Changer in Africa September 24, 2018 at 10:11AM https://ift.tt/2NB9kw5 [The Conversation Africa] Renewable energy resources - such as wind, water or solar solutions - hold great promise. They could provide energy while overcoming Africa's infrastructural challenges. But this energy would still need to be stored. Lithium ion batteries might provide a solution. The Conversation Africa asked Bernard Jan Bladergroen about the challenges and opportunities. via AllAfrica News: Innovation https://ift.tt/2LukPiE
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Finding a role for insurance asset managers in a sustainable financial system : Insurance Asset Risk
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Barclays’ first green finance conference, held at London’s Royal Geographical Society, brought together speakers from business, finance and government to explore how innovation and investment can tackle climate change. The conference was an example of what Rhian-Mari Thomas, Chair of Barclays’ Green Banking Council, calls “our convening power, that can bring together different parties to […]

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Buffalo Bills (+17) Biggest Underdog To Hit Moneyline Since 1995
Buffalo Bills (+17) Biggest Underdog To Hit Moneyline Since 1995 September 24, 2018 at 09:23AM https://ift.tt/2MZsvu3

I’m rarely wrong.

But when I am, I’ll admit it.

Sort of.

The Buffalo Bills defeated the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. They were 17-point underdogs. This is the biggest underdog win in the NFL since 1995.

The Bills arguably have the worst roster in the NFL and the Vikings have one of the best. The Bills inarguably have the worst quarterback in the NFL in rookie Josh Allen. He throws passes like this.

The Bills didn’t just beat the Vikings. They beat the Vikings by more than the 17 points they were expected to lose by according to oddsmakers. They dominated. Josh Allen accounted for three touchdowns and no turnovers.

Up is down. Black is white.

Mea culpa

I’ve been critical of Josh Allen frequently on TheLines. And for good reason. He sucks.

Yet on Sunday, he was the second coming of Michael Vick if Michael Vick frequently completed 68% of his passes.

Either two things occurred Sunday: 1) Josh Allen proved he’ll be a competent long-term starting quarterback in the NFL, or 2) the entire Minnesota Vikings team bet the Bills moneyline.

About that moneyline…

Whether or not the entire Vikings team pumped the Bills moneyline is something we may never know. Perhaps it’ll be the subject of a 30 for 30 down the road.

However, what we do know is that some lucky punters did bet the Bills moneyline at around 10-to-1 odds.

At William Hill, 255 bets were placed on the Bills moneyline. The largest wager was for $1,000 that paid out $10,000.

Other moneyline wagers were cashed in legal markets in the U.S.

On the other side, William Hill took in $18,000 and $9,000 Vikings moneyline wagers. Ouch.

The lesson here, as always, is there are no sure things in life.

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Strictly Come Dancing almost doubles social impact on Twitter  Kantar UK InsightsFull coverage

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Michael Kors set to buy Versace in $2bn deal - MyJoyOnline.com
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CDH Balanced Fund reports 100 per cent returns in 3 years - MyJoyOnline.com
CDH Balanced Fund reports 100 per cent returns in 3 years September 24, 2018 at 09:15AM https://ift.tt/2N075wU CDH Balanced Fund, a top-performing mutual fund in Ghana, has reported 100 per cent returns on investment to shareholders of the Fund over a three year period. via JoyOnline - Ghana Business https://ift.tt/2wG0lN1
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Egypt: Statement By the IMF Managing Director On Egypt - allAfrica.com
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Following a meeting with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in New York today, Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, made the following statement:

"President El Sisi and I discussed the good progress under Egypt's economic reform program supported by the IMF's US$12 billion Extended Fund Facility. Egypt's economy is showing strong signs of recovery, and its economic growth is among the highest in the Middle East.

"We agreed on the importance of capitalizing on Egypt's macroeconomic gains to advance the authorities' home-grown structural reforms. These reforms will help achieve more sustainable, inclusive and private-sector led growth which will help create jobs for Egypt's young population, while also ensuring adequate resources are available for social protection. I reiterated the Fund's commitment to support Egypt and its people."

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Botswana: Masisi Woos Florida Businesses - allAfrica.com
Botswana:Masisi Woos Florida Businesses September 24, 2018 at 09:08AM https://ift.tt/2IdCuLS [Botswana Daily News] Orlando -President Mokgweetsi Masisi has called on the public and private businesses in Florida to explore investment opportunities and parneships with Botswana. via AllAfrica News: External Relations https://ift.tt/2wi8Job
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Rwanda's Export Revenues Increase By $159.4 Million - allAfrica.com
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Who's Next Real Estate and Housing: 18 young stars helping build Philadelphia  Billy PennFull coverage

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FreshPlaza.com : Camposol's growth, limited by lower sales of avocados
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Camposol's growth, limited by lower sales of avocados  FreshPlazaFull coverage

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Monetary Policy Committee holds lending rate at 17% - MyJoyOnline.com
Monetary Policy Committee holds lending rate at 17% September 24, 2018 at 08:45AM https://ift.tt/2QZTMQy The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana has kept its key lending rates to commercial banks unchanged. via JoyOnline - Ghana Business https://ift.tt/2wG0lN1
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Rwanda: President Kagame Co-Chairs Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development - allAfrica.com
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Nigerian Crime Fighter Enters Spirit World to Catch Sex Traffickers - allAfrica.com
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Liberia: President Weah Arrives in the U.S. Ahead of 73rd UNGA - Poised to Hold Meetings With World Leaders, Potential Investors - allAfrica.com
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President George Manneh Weah and entourage arrived in the United States to attend the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations.

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly is President Weah's first General Assembly of the United Nations as Head of State of the Republic of Liberia.

President Weah will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday, September 26 to proffer the agenda of Liberia at the global stage.

The Liberian Leader is expected to participate in several high-level meetings including the World Drug Problem High-Level Meeting to be chaired by U.S. President, Donald Trump and High-level Plenary Meeting on Global Peace in honor of the Centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and with UN Secretary Antonio Guterres and a High-Level Meeting on Action for Peacekeeping, among others

President Weah is also expected to meet with U.S.investors, Congressman Brian Kevin Fitzpatrick of the State of Pennsylvania; Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, former Ambassador of the United States to Liberia and Assistant US Secretary of State for African Affairs and Mr. Terje Rod-Larsen President of the International Peace Institute among others.

Dr. Weah will also visit the United States Military Academy at West Point (Orange County) New York as well as the Michigan National Guard.

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Kenya's New Pesticides Tax Could Fuel Trade in Counterfeits - allAfrica.com
Kenya:Kenya's New Pesticides Tax Could Fuel Trade in Counterfeits September 24, 2018 at 08:28AM https://ift.tt/2PVdGKU [East African] A decision by Kenya to introduce value added tax on pesticides has sparked concerns of a potential influx of illegal imports and counterfeits in East Africa. via AllAfrica News: Trade https://ift.tt/2PHauDp
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M&A Monday, Dip Buying Distract From Tech Wreckage: Taking Stock  BloombergFull coverage

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Tax stamp policy: GRA set for full implementation next week September 24, 2018 at 08:15AM https://ift.tt/2PZyocF Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has declared that the Commission will from next week embark on a full implementation of the excise tax stamp policy. via JoyOnline - Ghana Business https://ift.tt/2wG0lN1
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GCB’s Airport Terminal 3 branch opens for business September 24, 2018 at 08:15AM https://ift.tt/2O3tOgi GCB Bank has set up an ultra-modern branch at Kotoka International Airport’s newly established Terminal 3. via JoyOnline - Ghana Business https://ift.tt/2wG0lN1
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Ethiopian Domestic Workers Battle for Survival in Saudi Arabia - allAfrica.com
Ethiopia:Ethiopian Domestic Workers Battle for Survival in Saudi Arabia September 24, 2018 at 08:07AM https://ift.tt/2QSRVwJ [IPS] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia -Marjani F, 44, spent 8 years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital working as domestic help. "My husband was killed by the military after being accused of organizing a protest. I have four children and there was no way I could pay the bills staying there," she says. via AllAfrica News: External Relations https://ift.tt/2wi8Job
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Crucial Financial Advice For Millennials | Daily Infographic
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The Financial Advice Millennials Need To Hear

By Robin | source:Comet Sep 24th, 2018

Millennials boarded the world ship during the Great Recession, and they witnessed their parents lose a ton of money in the stock market and real estate. Therefore, like children who grew up during the Great Depression, the down economic times triggered more conservative financial notions than the generation before them, Generation X.

The youngest millennials, ages 20 to 30 years old, have struggled through a difficult job market. They also accumulated hefty student loan debt, have a mistrust of investments and real estate, and do not have much expendable income. In fact, nearly half of millennials admit to “treading water” financially, and one missed paycheck would spell doom for them. Millennials are uncomfortable investing and less likely than other generations to invest in the stock market.

On the other hand, they are committed to financial independence and are optimistic about the future.

There are basic steps that millennials, and any generation, should take to better position themselves financially as they settle into homes and start families:

Avoid credit card offers, and if you decide to get one for emergency situations, pay the balance every month to reduce interest fees, especially if you have student loan debt. In other words, do not get into more debt.

Open a savings account and commit a portion of each paycheck to the account. Instead of a dollar amount, use a percentage, so that when you get a raise, the amount you deposit automatically increases.

Get comfortable with investing. Find a sound financial adviser and start with small, fail-proof stock investments that are sure to make money, though not much.

Maintain a budget, and if your lifestyle has to change to accommodate it, then downsize your wants, focus on your needs, or make more money to finance the personal life you want.

Moreover, embrace your earning power by showing initiative and being aggressive as you pursue higher-income employment with excellent benefits. These jobs will NOT find you; you have to get out there and do the work. If it helps, imagine your future and create goals to get there. While retirement funds and insurance are boring subjects, they will eventually help you find a sustainable future.

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