When Your World Stops Turning – Author Recovers from Personal Crash That Reset Her Life By Learning How to Be – Press Release

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HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / September 1, 2020 / According to Columbia University Medical Center, the Black community, in particular, is at significantly increased risk of developing a mental health issue due to historical, economic, social, political influences that systemically expose the Black community to factors known to be damaging to psychological and physical health. Add to that, the COVID-19 pandemic and the current climate of protests across the nation taking a stand against police brutality. Hundreds, even thousands, of Black lives have been traumatized.

How does one get their life going again and back to normal when everything seems to come to a complete stop? Juanita Rasmus, Co-Pastor of St. John’s Church in downtown Houston, found that she had to learn to be – with herself and with God – all over again.

In her new book, Learning To Be: Finding Your Center After the Bottom Falls Out, Juanita

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52 former franchisees sue McDonald’s for racial discrimination

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More than 50 former McDonald’s franchisees are suing the fast-food giant for racial discrimination, alleging it denied them the same opportunities as White operators and pushed them out of the system.

The 52 Black plaintiffs claim that McDonald’s violated federal anti-discrimination law and breached their contracts. They operated over 200 restaurants and exited the franchise between 2010 and 2020. The suit was filed Tuesday in a federal court in Illinois, where the company is headquartered.

According to the complaint, McDonald’s steered Black franchisees toward restaurants in low-income neighborhoods, which typically have higher security and insurance costs and lower volume sales. The lawsuit said the plaintiffs’ average annual revenue was $2 million, at least $700,000 less than McDonald’s national average for its franchisees between 2011 and 2016. Last year, the national average sales for its franchisees climbed to $2.9 million.

After subtracting restaurants’ costs from missed revenue over the years active,

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World Insurance Associates Acquires Advantage Benefit Concepts Inc.

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World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA), a Top 100 Insurance Agency, announced today that it acquired Advantage Benefit Concepts Inc. of Blackwood, NJ on April 1, 2020. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Advantage Benefit Concepts Inc. specializes in Employee Benefit services. They provide health and dental insurance packages in addition to insurance solutions for individuals. The company is committed to providing quality insurance services for all client needs.

“World Insurance is always seeking new talent to join our diverse team of insurance professionals. Advantage Benefit Concepts comes to us with expertise in employee benefits and a loyal client base. We are eager to incorporate Advantage Benefit Concepts in helping expand our regional footprint,” states Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of World Insurance Associates LLC.

Dominic Morrone, President of Advantage Benefit Concepts Inc., states, “We are excited to join the growing World Insurance team. We look forward to offering our

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Is the growth of the pair quotes possible?

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Recommendation for GBP/CAD: Buy

Buy Stop : Above 1,75

Stop Loss : Below 1,717

Indicator Value Signal
RSI   Neutral
MACD   Sell
MA(200)   Buy
Fractals   Buy
Parabolic SAR   Buy
Bollinger Bands   Neutral


Chart Analysis


On the daily timeframe, GBPCAD: D1 approached the uptrend support line. It could not break it down and continues to grow. A number of technical analysis indicators generated signals for further growth. We do not rule out a bullish move if GBPCAD rises above its latest high: 1.75. This level can be used as an entry point. We can place a stop loss below the Parabolic signal, the last lower fractal, the lower Bollinger line and the 200-day moving average line: 1.717. After opening a pending order, we should move the stop loss following the Bollinger and Parabolic signals to the next fractal low. Thus, we change the potential profit/loss ratio in our favor. After the transaction,

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McDonald’s Discriminates Against Black Franchisees, Lawsuit Claims | Top News

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By Jonathan Stempel and Bhargav Acharya

(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp has been sued by 52 Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination by steering them to depressed, crime-ridden neighborhoods and setting them up for failure.

In a complaint seeking up to $1 billion of damages, the plaintiffs said McDonald’s has not offered profitable restaurant locations and growth opportunities to Black franchisees on the same terms as white franchisees, belying its public commitment to diversity and Black entrepreneurship.

The plaintiffs said McDonald’s saddled them under its standard 20-year franchise agreements with stores requiring high security and insurance costs, and whose $2 million average annual sales from 2011 to 2016 were $700,000 below the nationwide norm. Bankruptcy often resulted, they said.

“It’s systematic placement in substandard locations, because they’re Black,” the plaintiffs’ lawyer Jim Ferraro said in a phone interview. “Revenue at McDonald’s is governed by one

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Carrie B. Mudd Joins Breckenridge Insurance Services to Grow Transportation Business

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Atlanta, GA, September 1, 2020 — Breckenridge Insurance Services is pleased to welcome Carrie B. Mudd to the wholesale brokerage and binding firm. Mudd joins the organization as a vice president, underwriter with over 17 years of insurance and transportation experience.

Prior to Breckenridge, Mudd was a Sr. Account Executive/Broker at a relatively new operation with Transportation Insurance Experts, Inc. Before that, she was a Sr. Underwriter, VP of Eastern Operations at Altamont Insurance Group, LLC and a Sr. Underwriter at Guardian Insurance Wholesalers, Inc. Early in her career, Mudd held agency manager and agent roles.

“Carrie brings an extensive background in the commercial trucking sector. She has a keen underwriting eye with experience in handling the traditional to the tougher accounts,” said Trevor Pierce, president of Breckenridge Insurance Services. “As continued opportunities present themselves in the transportation industry, this represents an exciting opportunity to further develop this area of

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The World’s Most Powerful Geometric Search Engine and Collaboration Platform for 3D Models

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Physna, Inc., the world leader in geometric deep-learning technology, is excited to announce the launch of Thangs: The world’s first geometric search engine and most powerful online community for 3D model creators. With more than one million indexed 3D models at launch and many more to come in the next few months, Thangs puts groundbreaking tools and machine-learning capabilities in the hands of designers, engineers and enthusiasts around the globe.” data-reactid=”12″COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Physna, Inc., the world leader in geometric deep-learning technology, is excited to announce the launch of Thangs: The world’s first geometric search engine and most powerful online community for 3D model creators. With more than one million indexed 3D models at launch and many more to come in the next few months, Thangs puts groundbreaking tools and machine-learning capabilities in the hands

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LINK/USD free-falls to $16, wedge pattern reversal in the offing

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  • Chainlink hits highs above $17.50 on the weekend but bearish pressure took precedence leading to the ongoing breakdown.
  • LINK/USD could resume the uptrend, especially if support at $16.00 holds and the wedge pattern breakout comes into the picture.

Chainlink hit a high of $17.73 over the weekend after recovery from Friday’s support at $14. There was a break above the 50 SMA and the 100 SMA which paved the way for gains past the resistance turned support at $15. Bulls propelled the price above other multiple barriers including $16, $16.5, and $17.50.

Meanwhile, LINK/USD is exchanging hands at $16.13. Attempts to clear the resistance at the 50 SMA at $16.70. Looking at the RSI, the crypto is likely to continue falling. Support is expected at $16.00 but if the bearish leg continues, the 100 SMA will come in handy at $15.82. The MACD continues to illustrate the bearish pressure even

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PFM: A Possible Option While We Wait For Economic Clarity (NASDAQ:PFM)

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Main Thesis

The purpose of this article is to evaluate the PowerShares Dividend Achievers ETF (PFM) as an investment option. As I look ahead to the remainder of the year, I am increasing my defensive positions, including fixed-income products and dividend paying stocks/funds. PFM has re-entered my radar, as the fund has been slightly beating out some of its peers this calendar year. With a inclusion requirement of increasing the dividend for 10 (or more) consecutive years, PFM holds some of the more resilient stocks in the market. Further, the fund has seen dividend growth in 2020, which means the underlying holdings are holding up better than most in a difficult environment. Finally, the fund’s top sector, Consumer Staples, could be considered a defensive play. With consumer spending still below pre-crisis levels and consumer confidence quite low, I would prefer this exposure over more discretionary consumer sectors.


First, a

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Employers just don’t get developers, developers, developers

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Scream and they will come? Perhaps not.

Screenshot by ZDNet

It was the cry heard around the world.

It still, I feel sure, reverberates around the offices of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Once upon a time, there was current Clippers owner and then Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, bathed in sweat, yelling “Developers! Developers! Developers!” as if he was addressing a sect unlike any other.

His ululation is still reverberating across the nation. Yet it may be encountering a lot of software developers wearing noise-canceling headphones.

This thought enters my mind as I examine the finer points of the Software Developer Drought Index.

Prepared by low-code app development specialists Mendix — slogan: “Where Thinkers Become Makers” — the index paints a picture of many sweaty employers across America, worried that developing thinker-makers may not want to join them.

Eight of the top 10 US counties experiencing a developer drought are in

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