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.

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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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New Reseller onboarding resources now available 

With all the potential the GoDaddy Reseller Program has to offer, it can be hard figuring out where to start with Reseller onboarding. After all, some of the most financially successful people today had to find a way to map things out.

We get it. How about a head start?

Check out two new resources available to GoDaddy Resellers: our Reseller Get Started articles and videos. They’re designed to help you more quickly establish key components of your reseller presence.

Reseller onboarding article series

As a GoDaddy Reseller, you’ll be equipped with a branded, professional-looking storefront and a team of expert Guides delivering technical support. Our article series gives you easy access to all the information for making that happen, walking you through:

  • Adding your company name
  • Setting up your payee account and payment info
  • Customizing your reseller storefront branding
  • Choosing your customer support options
  • Establishing your Home URL
  • Next
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Best Tourist Attractions In New Mexico

If you think you have a reasonably good ability to judge which early stage businesses have the best chances to succeed then this is the business for you!

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There are still a significant number of small businesses in Coventry which think that a website is a luxury for the business and not an essential resource. Fortunately, there are some avenues that attempt to bridge this gap. For example, the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Commerce offer information to businesses attempting to navigate the administrative processes and hurdles associated with getting started. Businesses interested in supplying goods to the government should look getting on GSA Schedule, a supply-side purchasing program administered by the U.S. General Services Administration that makes products of lowest cost and highest value readily available to government purchasing agents. Also, though bidding requires advanced registration through the central contracting registry and … Read the rest

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Chinese firm’s COVID-19 drug claims draw skepticism

Chinese biotech firm Kintor Pharmaceutical Limited saw its stock price jump by more than 20% the day after it announced on April 25 that it had “completed the first patient enrollment and dosing” in a late-stage U.S. clinical trial of its experimental COVID-19 treatment.

It was the company’s latest announcement about the progress of the drug, Proxalutamide. The Hong Kong-listed company’s stock price has nearly quadrupled since March 1 as some analysts wrote about the big sales potential for a COVID-19 treatment. Kintor has seen its market capitalization soar to HK$23.4 billion ($3 billion) from HK$6.6 billion on March 1.

But the company had not dosed any patients as of early May, according to the doctor Kintor identified as its principal clinical trial investigator in documents it posted on a U.S. trials website. The doctor – California-based gastroenterologist Zeid Kayali – also told Reuters he was “not in charge” of … Read the rest

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