Time for some forward thinking

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The forwards in Charlotte are an interesting group of players. With two former lottery picks, three second round picks and the longest tenured player on the roster, James Borrego’s group has a lot of potential and a lot of room for improvement as well. 

So let’s take a look at a current group, their current role and the potential future of them in Charlotte. 

Miles Bridges 

Not only does Bridges have the biggest upside on the roster, but also might be the most talented player in Charlotte. But Bridges has not put together a consistent season so far in his young career. Here’s an example: 

February: 11 games- 18.0 points, 6.3 rebounds on 43.5/34.3/77.8 shooting percentages over 33.5 minutes per game.

March: 6 games (season ended due to COVID-19) 10.0 points, 6 rebounds on 29.2/17.9/86.7 shooting percentages in 30.6 minutes per game.

He has the potential to be one of

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Lone Star College Small Business Development Center series lends helping hand to Cy-Fair businesses

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Before businesses wave the white flag to surrender to the pandemic, the Small Business Development Center at Lone Star College is offering invaluable assistance

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Why India needs to be a model to the world on Covid vaccine delivery

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The pressures of the pandemic have fallen hardest on developing countries with weak governments. They’re struggling to determine who is being infected and why, and to mitigate the economic impact of lockdowns and social distancing measures. If dealing with Covid-19 is stressing those states, however, the effort required to end the pandemic may exhaust them.

Speaking to the Financial Times this week, the Indian vaccine manufacturer Adar Poonawalla — whose Serum Institute of India plans to produce a billion doses of an eventual vaccine, far in excess of any of its competitors — warned that vaccinating “everyone on this planet” poses an enormous governance challenge. He says there’s no “proper plan on paper” for distributing any successful vaccine; Serum may well provide 500 million doses to an Indian government that has no way to get them to people. And India’s infant immunization program has

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For home care workers, COVID-19 is a health crisis and economic one

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This story was published in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy. 

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When COVID-19 came to New Orleans, Nicole Alston felt the impact immediately.

Alston, 45, is a home care worker who helps clients — often people who are older, or who have disabilities — do things like eat, bathe and get dressed. 

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As her family’s breadwinner, Alston earns $8.50 per hour. The money’s barely enough. She and her husband are both diabetic. Her 19-year-old daughter, also diabetic, and 16-year-old nephew live at home with her. On weekdays, she takes care of three of her grandchildren.

Before the pandemic, Alston, who works through a home care company, saw

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Asian markets mixed after Wall Street rises on dealmaking

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Yili tops Brand Finance list of world’s most valuable dairy brands

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Looking beyond the food & drink sector, however, the value of the 500 most valuable brands in the world, ranked in the Brand Finance Global 500 2020 league table, could fall by an estimated $1tn as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Brand Finance assessed the impact of COVID-19 based on the effect of the outbreak on enterprise value, compared to what it was on January 1, 2020. The likely impact on brand value was estimated for each sector. The industries have been classified into three categories – limited impact (minimal brand value loss or potential brand value growth), moderate impact (up to 10% brand value loss), and heavy impact (up to 20% brand value loss) – based on the level of brand value loss observed for each sector in the first quarter of 2020.

Yili grows 13%

Recording a brand value growth of 13% to $8.6bn, Yili has now

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Bullock unveils report on economic impact of Medicaid expansion | News

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Gov. Steve Bullock framed Medicaid expansion as a program that benefits businesses and bolsters the economy during a visit to Bozeman on Tuesday where he released a report on the health care plan.

The report said about 59% of Montana businesses had workers enrolled in Medicaid in 2018 and 2019 and about 70% of those eligible for Medicaid expansion during those years were working.

The program also brings in roughly $600 million to Montana annually, has added about 5,900 to 7,500 jobs and has created about $350 million to $385 million in personal income. These figures show that the economic benefit of expansion has been greater than the cost to the state, according to the report, which was released by the Departments of Revenue, Labor and Industry and Health and Human Services.

“There’s no doubt that the value of Medicaid expansion is as much for our Montana businesses as it

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Sell MGM Stock, Because the Recovery for Las Vegas Will Be Slower, Analyst Says

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shares were lower on Monday following a downgrade from Goldman Sachs, which warns that bulls are making a bad bet when it comes to the casino operator.

Analyst Stephen Grambling cut his rating on MGM (ticker MGM) to Sell from Hold, although he raised his price target by $3, to $20, to account for his updated estimates across the gaming sector. He is concerned about a slower recovery for Las Vegas, “which will drive downside to consensus estimates and fundamental underperformance relative to peers” and likely weigh on the stock’s multiple.

MGM stock is down nearly 32% year to date, but the shares have rallied some 44% since the beginning of last month, ahead of peers and the

S&P 500.

Grambling calls the rally unwarranted, give that MGM has lower exposure to regional gambling hubs—which have

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Widow whose son was allegedly killed by Osun police officer month to graduation cries, says “world has ended”

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The mother of 20-year-old Ayomide Taiwo, has narrated her ordeal after an officer from the Osun State Police Command allegedly killed her son over alleged N50 bribe.

Ayomide, a fashion designer died on August 9, 2020, days after one Inspector Ago Egharevba, attached to Obokun Divisional Police Headquarters, hit him on the head with the butt of his gun.

The Widow, Yemisi Taiwo weeping while narrating her ordeal said that her husband died a few months after Ayomide was born on September 8, 2000 in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State and since then, the care of the family fell on her shoulders.

Due to lack of financial resources Ayomide discontinued his education and enrolled as an apprentice with a fashion designer in the same town towards the end of 2016. At the end of the training in 2019, he embarked on petty sewing to raise funds for

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500 High Schools Across the Country to Teach Personal Finance Curriculum, Thanks to Jackson Charitable Foundation

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For a third consecutive year, Jackson Charitable Foundation, the charitable-giving arm of Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®), is making it possible for even more high schools across the country to teach Ramsey Education’s Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum.

Jackson’s $1 million contribution ensures that during the 2020-2021 school year, more than 40,000 high school students at 500 schools nationwide have access to proven money principles that are helping to shape the lives of millions. Since 2018, Jackson’s sponsorship has helped ensure 100,000 high school students benefit from this important curriculum.

“Financial education is always important, but when there are economic disruptions, like what we’re seeing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it shines a spotlight on economic disparities and financial fragility,” said Danielle Robinson, executive director, Jackson Charitable Foundation. “By providing these resources for teachers and students, we hope to be part of a

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