World Economic Forum cancels 2021 annual meeting in Singapore

ZURICH/SINGAPORE – The World Economic Forum has cancelled its annual meeting – the blue-ribbon event for the global elite to discuss the world’s problems – due to be held in Singapore this year, the organisers said on Monday.

The COVID-19 pandemic meant it was not possible to hold such a large event as planned on Aug. 17-20, they said.

“Regretfully, the tragic circumstances unfolding across geographies, an uncertain travel outlook, differing speeds of vaccination roll out and the uncertainty around new variants combine to make it impossible to realise a global meeting with business, government and civil society leaders from all over the world at the scale which was planned,” the WEF said in a statement.

The event, which attracts VIPs from the worlds of politics and business, has been held since 1971.

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Has Globalization Had A Positive Or Negative Effect On The World?

Netting for railings, cabinet door catches, safety coverings for electric outlets, door locks…there are lots of safety elements that need to be changed to make houses safe for babies and toddlers.

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The cleaning business, while not the most glamorous of industries is nevertheless a fast growing multi-billion dollar business in the US and offers entrepreneurs unique opportunities to profit and earn a ‘six figure’ annual salary. I utilized research, strategic approach, communication, analytical skills, and problem-solving in order to create a compensation package that was tailored for the subsidiary of Sonic Records, e-sonic. I based my compensation package off of the fact that the lack of experience with software development, digital media, market analytics, and online management among Sonic Record’s employees could result in the need to either recruit new employees with talent in software development, digital media, market analytics, and online … Read the rest

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JavaScript libraries & frameworks to learn in 2021

Back in the mid-90s, Netscape and Microsoft were duking it out for dominance in the emerging browser market. Netscape took another path, eventually becoming Mozilla. But the company did make an enormous contribution to the future of the internet.

Developed in a mere 10 days by Netscape programmer Brandan Eich, JavaScript let early web users interact with page content, rather than simply viewing it.

Not to be confused with Java, JavaScript — or plain ol’ JS — is now the most common programming language for website development, used by a vast majority of developers and websites.

All of today’s major web browsers are built to execute JavaScript.

This widespread adoption has spawned more than 20 major frameworks and 80 popular libraries to support various use cases. The total number of JS libraries and frameworks is in the tens of thousands! Anyone can create them to facilitate different aspects of web … Read the rest

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G7 urged to donate ‘emergency’ supplies to vaccine-sharing scheme

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GENEVA  The head of UNICEF on Monday asked G7 countries to donate supplies to the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme as an emergency measure to address a severe shortfall caused by disruption to Indian vaccine exports. 

India has curbed exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by its Serum Institute, which had been pledged to COVAX, to be used by the country as it battles a massive second wave of infections. 

United Nations agency UNICEF, which is in charge of supplying coronavirus vaccines through COVAX, estimates the supply shortfall at 140 million doses by the end of May and about 190 million by the end of June. 

“Sharing immediately available excess doses is a minimum, essential and emergency stop-gap measure, and it is needed right now,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, adding that this could help to prevent vulnerable countries from becoming the next global hotspot. 

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Natasha Williams: A Miami tap dancer dreams of an entrepreneurial future

If you’ve seen a tap dancer perform in or around Miami, chances are it was Natasha Williams — or maybe one of her students.

A resident of Little Havana, Natasha fell in love with tap when she started taking lessons at age seven. After attending a high school for the performing arts, she embarked on a career that included teaching private lessons and running a free program for kids through the Armour Dance Theatre, all the while appearing on symphony stages, nightclubs and business conferences whenever possible. She even did a TEDx Talk on the benefits of tap for character building.

“Tap was my whole life,” she says.

 

But Natsha always knew that the day would come when she wouldn’t want to keep up with the physical rigor of the tap lifestyle.

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How To Start Your Own Hauling Service Business

Starting a small business is very tough, but if you can get past the first few years there’s no reason a niche business can’t thrive in the right circumstances.

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You can be in business working for yourself, when you start your own hauling business. Operating and running a new business venture successfully is a tough job. According to a report, about 80{87890dc1d933c52ccc13a444df81fd446339ba2106dac001aae390a0afd706af} of new businesses close down in the first year. This is a huge failure rate. This should make you even more watchful about the steps you take to establish your startup. A small business is roughly defined as one with few employees, limited revenues and a constrained market reach. Small businesses can be structured in a number of ways and may operate in nearly any industry. Local governments often applaud small, local business as being good for the community and for the tax base. … Read the rest

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U.S. fuel crisis eases as pipeline returns to normal after hack

Widespread gasoline shortages along the U.S. East Coast began to ease slightly on Saturday as the operator of the nation’s biggest fuel pipeline said it was back to delivering “millions of gallons per hour” following last week’s cyberattack.

Ships and trucks were deployed to fill up storage tanks after the six-day Colonial Pipeline shutdown, the most disruptive cyberattack on record, triggered widespread panic buying that left filling stations across the U.S. Southeast dry.

“We have returned the system to normal operations, delivering millions of gallons per hour to the markets we serve,” said the company, which had begun gradual restart of the pipeline on Wednesday.

More than 13,400 gas stations surveyed in the east and south by fuel tracking app GasBuddy were experiencing outages on Saturday, down from 16,200 early the previous day.

On Saturday evening, about 75% of gas stations in Washington, D.C. were still without fuel, an improvement … Read the rest

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Detroit Cookie Co.’s Lauren Roumayah on growth and innovation

In a situation that many entrepreneurs have likely found themselves in, Lauren Roumayah wasn’t feeling fulfilled in her current job.

Unmotivated and in a career that didn’t fuel her creativity, Lauren was down and out about where her career was headed. When her husband asked her to think of what job she’d pursue in a perfect world, Lauren just wanted to make cookies.

“What started with the idea of making cookies for our career, I started with one product and I focused on that product. I had a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I felt was just the No. 1 chocolate chip cookie recipe.”

Starting in a shared commercial kitchen space, Lauren began by making her perfected chocolate chip cookies and selling them online. She knew, though, that her ultimate goal was to open a brick-and-mortar bakery location for customers to visit and browse in person.

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105 Service Businesses To Start Today

The two sectors with the most “under-20 employee” firms were Professional and Technical Services and Other Services; in both, very small firms were 93 percent of all companies.

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The primary purpose of a business is to create a customer because it is the customer that will determine the growth potential of a business. OK, so I hope this article gives those looking to start their own online service based business a better understanding on what it takes to set up and grow a successful online serviced based business. The next step will be the key to a house cleaning services business’ growth and success: you ask the existing client for leads to friends or others that may like to use your very good services. The war naturally shifted research priorities, and this changed Guy’s life, too. On July 11, 1941, the BEIRA steam research formally … Read the rest

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Another first for RLC Residences

RLC Residences launches new digital video featuring brand ambassador Heart Evangelista

Amidst the uncertainties brought about by the pandemic, Robinsons Land Corporation continues its hopeful and bright winning streak this year. After launching its new residential brand and its ambassador Heart Evangelista, RLC Residences today revealed its new digital video.

She expressed gratitude for RLC Residences’ trust in her and gushed about the physical event that was held to launch the event. “I felt so safe, and it was so good to see people in person.” The launch, held last February 2021, followed strict safety precautions and allowed the brand to fully introduce its offerings to the public. This launch highlighted RLC Residences’commitment to providing wonderful experiences for its customers and for the public—a tradition they continue with its virtual platform which allows interested customers to see the spaces of its different residential offerings.

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