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Statement From L.A. Business Council on Support for Legal Imperative to Provide a Roof Over the Head of the Homeless Combined With Services

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:05pm

It is time for L.A.s homeless crisis to be treated with the same urgency and expediting of resources as weve done to address other crises, such as the Northridge earthquake.

Key Points: 
  • It is time for L.A.s homeless crisis to be treated with the same urgency and expediting of resources as weve done to address other crises, such as the Northridge earthquake.
  • The same poll found that 75% of voters support a legal right to shelter that would prioritize urgently bringing people indoors.
  • This legal obligation would compel California cities and counties to prioritize resources to get any homeless person who wants to be brought indoors a safe place to sleep with a roof overhead.
  • Funding for this initiative should be covered by redirecting untapped state resources coupled with a combined effort to engage private and nonprofit philanthropic investments.

Garmin® wins two DAME Design Awards for Force™ and GPSMAP® 86i

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:37pm

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the worlds leading marine electronics manufacturer1, today announced it was honored with wins in two categories in the 2019 DAME Design Awards, an annual competition that celebrates marine equipment design.

Key Points: 
  • Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the worlds leading marine electronics manufacturer1, today announced it was honored with wins in two categories in the 2019 DAME Design Awards, an annual competition that celebrates marine equipment design.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191121005988/en/
    The Garmin Force trolling motor and the GPSMAP 86i marine handheld with inReach satellite communication capabilities received top DAME accolades in their respective categories at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Nov. 19-21, 2019.
  • Force is the first trolling motor to include built-in industry-leading Garmin CHIRP traditional and Ultra High-Definition ClearV and SideV scanning sonars.
  • Garmin, GPSMAP, inReach, FUSION and Navionics are registered trademarks and Force and EmpirBus are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

Oticon Celebrates Winners of the 21st Annual Oticon Focus on People Awards

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 8:19pm

Oticon, Inc. announced the winners of the 21st Annual Oticon Focus on People Awards , a program dedicated to honoring individuals with hearing loss and the hearing care professionals who open new possibilities for the hearing impaired community.

Key Points: 
  • Oticon, Inc. announced the winners of the 21st Annual Oticon Focus on People Awards , a program dedicated to honoring individuals with hearing loss and the hearing care professionals who open new possibilities for the hearing impaired community.
  • Tony puts that passion to work by openly discussing his use of hearing aids to promote inclusion among his students and athletes.
  • All second and third place winners receive a cash prize and a Certificate of Recognition from Oticon.
  • To read the stories of the 21st Annual Oticon Focus on People Awards winners, visit www.Oticon.com/FOP .

Top story - Sakharov Prize 2018 - Oleg Sentsov

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 8:03pm

Ukrainian film director and human rights activist Oleg Sentsov will be in Parliament on 26 November to pick up the 2018 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

Key Points: 
  • Ukrainian film director and human rights activist Oleg Sentsov will be in Parliament on 26 November to pick up the 2018 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
  • Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov was the winner of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thougth in 2018.
  • The finalists for the 2018 Sakharov Prize are: Oleg Sentsov, 11 NGOs saving migrant lives across the Mediterranean Sea and Nasser Zefzafi.
  • The nominees for the 2018 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought have been announced.

Half of Holiday Shoppers Have Already Started

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 3:10pm

This is further evidence that the holiday season has grown far beyond the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.

Key Points: 
  • This is further evidence that the holiday season has grown far beyond the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.
  • The survey found 56 percent of consumers asked during the first week of November had already begun their holiday shopping, about the same as the past few years.
  • That was up from 48 percent who had already started at the same point a decade ago.
  • Retailers responded this year by offering promotions earlier than ever, with some rolling out holiday deals even before Halloween.

New McKinsey Global Institute Report: Innovation Key to Unlocking Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), Affordable housing in Los Angeles: Delivering moreand doing it faster, provides a fact base and a set of options.

Key Points: 
  • A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), Affordable housing in Los Angeles: Delivering moreand doing it faster, provides a fact base and a set of options.
  • The City of Los Angeles is leading the state in housing production and has added more housing to accommodate population growth than many peer cities across the country, in addition to spending on permanent supportive housing.
  • Its time to turn the regions affordable housing crunch into an opportunity to reimagine Los Angeles, says Jonathan Woetzel, a director of the McKinsey Global Institute and one of the reports authors.
  • Making it more viable for private developers to build affordable housing will help the region meet its affordable housing goals with fewer taxpayer dollars.

Shopping for Jewelry this Holiday? 5 Insider Tips from National Jewelry Buyers

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:46pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191121005605/en/

Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191121005605/en/
    Holiday Shopping for Jewelry: 5 Tips to Save Money (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The jewelry industry, in particular, goes extra sale-crazy during the holidays.
  • Strong holidays are critical for the jewelry industry, explains Romie Salem of National Jewelry Buyers, a leading gold buyer in Albuquerque.
  • While Salem agrees there are some great holiday promotions, he insists there is a smarter way to shop for jewelry.
  • Salem and his National Jewelry Buyers staff share five tips for getting the best value when buying gold and diamond jewelry:
    Avoid Big-Box Retailers.

Nummo Launches First Debt Repayment Calculator That Goes Beyond Just Credit Cards

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191121005182/en/

Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191121005182/en/
    Nummo Debt Repayment Calculator (Graphic: Business Wire)
    So many Americans have multiple debts credit and store cards, auto and student loans, medical debt, mortgage, etc.
  • and the Nummo calculator now gives users the ability to measure the best way to pay off any of these loans.
  • The Debt Repayment Calculator provides both a single overview of all loans and details on specific ones, including remaining terms and accrued interest.
  • Paying down debt is a top concern, which is why we developed the Debt Repayment Calculator, he added.

Office Depot Unveils Cyber Week Savings to Help Small Businesses Succeed

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading B2B integrated distribution platform of business services and supplies , today announced exclusive Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals available on officedepot.com , the Office Depot app and approximately 1,300 Office Depot and OfficeMax retail locations to help small business customers meet their personal and professional needs with the latest in innovative products, a variety of services and convenient shopping options.

Key Points: 
  • Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading B2B integrated distribution platform of business services and supplies , today announced exclusive Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals available on officedepot.com , the Office Depot app and approximately 1,300 Office Depot and OfficeMax retail locations to help small business customers meet their personal and professional needs with the latest in innovative products, a variety of services and convenient shopping options.
  • We want to simplify the holiday season with Cyber Week savings and solutions that make life easier for small business owners, as they tackle their busiest time of the year, said Natalie Malaszenko, senior vice president of eCommerce for Office Depot, Inc.
  • price $469.99)
    HP 14" Laptop with Intel Core i5 Processor, 14" HD Screen, 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive for $429.99 (reg.
  • price $129.99), Plus an additional 50% back in Office Depot OfficeMax Rewards2
    TUL Wireless Charging Discbound Notebook, Letter Size for $52.49 (Online only.

Recursion Building Onsite Childcare Facility to Support Working Parents

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

Recursion , a tech-enabled biopharma company combining automation with artificial intelligence to discover novel treatments that expand our collective understanding of biology, announced today it will open an onsite childcare center in partnership with Bright Horizons to support working parents and ensure its people have access to convenient, affordable childcare.

Key Points: 
  • Recursion , a tech-enabled biopharma company combining automation with artificial intelligence to discover novel treatments that expand our collective understanding of biology, announced today it will open an onsite childcare center in partnership with Bright Horizons to support working parents and ensure its people have access to convenient, affordable childcare.
  • While securing affordable and accessible childcare is difficult for parents nationwide, it is especially challenging in Utah, dubbed the countrys " childcare desert for the fact that only one in four children are guaranteed to find an opening in a care facility.
  • This rings true for Recursion CEO and Co-Founder Chris Gibson, Ph.D., who almost didnt start Recursion when his family was faced with a childcare challenge:
    Recursion almost didnt happen.
  • I knew then that as soon as we could, we would open an onsite childcare facility at Recursion to help alleviate this critical challenge for our team.