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Veterans Day is one of the most famous  American Holidays that fall on the 11th of November each year. It celebrates the former and active US Members that were part of the war. It was originally known as Armistice Day and should not be confused with Memorial Day. With respect to this occasion, former US Representatives Chris Gibson and Seth Moulton shared their experience of...

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Disruptive technology

Disruptive technology means the technology which sweeps away the current habits of the customers and replaces it with something completely new. We can see that everywhere these days. Amazon taking online shopping to new heights, food delivery apps revolutionising the hospitality industry, even internet and television were a disruptive technology in their time.   “Businesses are being decimated by others that are adopting disruptive technology and then...

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Cyber-security

“Cyber-security is now something that we must treat in our businesses just like we watch our balance sheets,” says Tom Kennedy CEO of Raytheon Company, the keynote speaker said to other business leaders in attendance at Northeastern University’s CEO Breakfast Forum.   Customers these days focus on the comfort, ease and, capabilities provided by the cyber-world. They want the value provided by the cyber-world but don’t focus...

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climate change

The effects of climate change are being observed everywhere. There are severe heat waves, sea levels are rising, there is an increase in the occurrence of wildfires, and many regions are experiencing extreme weather events. Some years ago, these consequences of global warming were preventable, but now we have to face the reality of global warming and its impacts as our elected leaders and policymakers...

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Virtual connectivity

Globalisation where on one hand, has improved the business world and promoted communication and relationships across borders and cultures, on the other hand, it has also made business models more and more complex. Communication gaps are proving to be a big challenge and may turn into a threat, depending on the situation.   The managers cannot be present everywhere at all times and for every occasion. In...

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lgbtq

Simon Lokodo is the minister of "ethics and integrity" in Uganda and a promoter of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill, which seemed set to become law until President Yoweri Museveni halted it because of the pending scientific advice. However, the delay was a small victory, for activists dismayed a week earlier when Museveni insisted that he would approve the legislation. The LGBTQ activists are risking their lives...

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Health care insurance

Health-care is an important sector in any economy or region. The well-being of everyone is always important. Government regulations have ensured, over time, that all have access to it whenever and wherever required. One simply cannot underestimate the importance of a sound health-care system. In most countries, health-care comes under government supervision, or at least a part of it. Ensuring access by all is one...

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a career after ballet

Changing career streams has never been easy for anyone, especially, when you have been in the same profession for decades. Dancing is a profession that demands a lot from the artists, this sometimes leaves the artists lacking in other skills they need to pursue a career after dancing.   “As a dancer, you’re so focused on yourself as an individual; every day I’d go into work and...

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Challenging rules and becoming role models

Carole Shapazian is a Northeastern University Graduate who has been working as bench chemist for five decades now. Since she began, the workplace was not equal for men and women. She has been challenging the unequal treatment and rules implied for over 30 years of her working period.    She talked about the variation in rules and regulations on basis of ones gender in the company she...

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