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Jefferson Security Bank Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 10:29pm

Jefferson Security Bank (OTC Pink: JFWV) reported unaudited net income of $701 thousand for the second quarter of 2020, representing a slight increase from $689 thousand for the same period in 2019.

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  • Jefferson Security Bank (OTC Pink: JFWV) reported unaudited net income of $701 thousand for the second quarter of 2020, representing a slight increase from $689 thousand for the same period in 2019.
  • Diluted earnings per share were $2.51 and $2.47 for the second quarter ended 2020 and 2019, respectively.
  • Second quarter earnings reflect a provision for loan loss of $165 thousand, representing an increase of $189 thousand given the $24 thousand credit balance for the second quarter of 2020.
  • Jefferson Security Bank, founded in 1869, is a community bank engaged in the general banking business in Berkeley County and Jefferson County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Maryland.

Bob Woodruff Foundation Announces Latest Grants Addressing Urgent Needs of Veterans Impacted by Coronavirus; $6M To Support Veterans in 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 4:27pm

These expedited grants address pressing needs defined in BWFs research paper Veterans and COVID-19: Projecting the Economic, Social, and Mental Health Needs of Americas Veterans .

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  • These expedited grants address pressing needs defined in BWFs research paper Veterans and COVID-19: Projecting the Economic, Social, and Mental Health Needs of Americas Veterans .
  • In 2020 alone, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested over $6 million in supporting veterans and military familiesthe most funding the foundation has ever provided in a single year.
  • This latest wave of expedited grants emphasizes the urgent economic needs of veterans, including emergency financial support, housing assistance, and legal services.
  • The Bob Woodruff Foundation is continuing to raise funds to support veterans and their families, during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

National Geographic Announces Blood on the Wall From Academy Award Nominee Sebastian Junger and Emmy Winner Nick Quested to Premiere September 30 At 9/8c

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

National Geographic Documentary Films announced today that the new feature documentary, BLOOD ON THE WALL, from Academy Award nominee and best-selling author, journalist and filmmaker Sebastian Junger and Emmy-winning filmmaker Nick Quested, will premiere Wednesday, September 30, at 9/8c on National Geographic.

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  • National Geographic Documentary Films announced today that the new feature documentary, BLOOD ON THE WALL, from Academy Award nominee and best-selling author, journalist and filmmaker Sebastian Junger and Emmy-winning filmmaker Nick Quested, will premiere Wednesday, September 30, at 9/8c on National Geographic.
  • The urgency of tackling these nuanced, extremely complex issues caravans, cartels and corruption has never been greater, added director Nick Quested.
  • The announcement follows the success of National Geographic Documentary Films The Cave from Feras Fayyad, which was nominated for a 2020 Academy Award.
  • National Geographic Documentary Films is a division of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society.

Ramsey Press Begins Presale of Book Know Yourself, Know Your Money by Two-time #1 National Best-selling Author Rachel Cruze

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 4:15pm

authored by personal finance expert, Ramsey Personality and two-time #1 national best-selling author is now available for pre-order.

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  • authored by personal finance expert, Ramsey Personality and two-time #1 national best-selling author is now available for pre-order.
  • Published by Ramsey Press, Know Yourself, Know Your Money (ISBN: 9781942121312) will release on January 5, 2020 and retails for $24.99.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200803005519/en/
    Written by personal finance expert, Ramsey Personality and two-time #1 national best-selling author Rachel Cruze, "Know Yourself, Know Your Money: Discover WHY You Handle Money the Way You Do and WHAT to Do About It!"
  • Rachel Cruze is a two-time #1 national best-selling author, financial expert and host of The Rachel Cruze Show.

N. K. Jemisin’s Short Story Emergency Skin Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novelette

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 3:08am

(NASDAQ: AMZN)Tonight, New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisins short story Emergency Skin was named the winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Short Novelette.

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  • (NASDAQ: AMZN)Tonight, New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisins short story Emergency Skin was named the winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Short Novelette.
  • Published last fall as part of the Forward collection from Amazon Original Stories, Emergency Skin is Jemisins first publication with the Amazon Publishing imprint.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200731005503/en/
    N. K. Jemisins Short Story Emergency Skin Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (Photo: Business Wire)
    I'm astonished and delighted that people like my little stranger-in-a-strange-land parable, said Jemisin.
  • Jemisins boundary-pushing short story, Emergency Skin, said Mikyla Bruder, Publisher of Amazon Publishing.

The ‘Road Warrior Therapist’ returns with a personal narrative of ‘life-altering’ engagements on the road and in the office

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 5:00am

Ken Ludmers Searching for It (published by Archway Publishing) is a cultural descendant of Kerouacs epic tale of wanderlust.

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  • Ken Ludmers Searching for It (published by Archway Publishing) is a cultural descendant of Kerouacs epic tale of wanderlust.
  • When the final page is turned, readers will look up from the book and view the world through a much-altered lens.
  • There is a universal concept at play here and I attempt to tap into it with insightful stories, Ludmer says.
  • In the era of personal fulfillment and personal growth, this book helps people define their goals.

Schoen Consulting Rebrands as Schoen Cooperman Research, Appoints Carly Cooperman as CEO

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 9:13pm

Schoen Consulting, one of the worlds premier research, consulting and strategy firms for politicians, corporations and advocacy groups, announced today that it is rebranding as Schoen Cooperman Research (SCR) and appointing Carly Cooperman as CEO.

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  • Schoen Consulting, one of the worlds premier research, consulting and strategy firms for politicians, corporations and advocacy groups, announced today that it is rebranding as Schoen Cooperman Research (SCR) and appointing Carly Cooperman as CEO.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200729005993/en/
    Douglas Schoen, who founded the firm in 2007 and continues to play an integral role in its operations, said, Carly Cooperman is a brilliant strategist, advisor and researcher.
  • Under Carlys strong leadership, Schoen Cooperman Research is poised for further growth today and in the years ahead.
  • Schoen Cooperman Research (SCR) is a strategic research firm that helps political, corporate and advocacy partners drive transformative change.

NationalReview.com Launches New Section to Cover Business, Finance, and Economics from a NATIONAL REVIEW sensibility

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 4:50pm

Inthesamespiritthat led William F. Buckley Jr. to foundNational Review, National Review Institute is proud to collaborate on this new project to explain, defend, and celebrate capitalism.

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  • Inthesamespiritthat led William F. Buckley Jr. to foundNational Review, National Review Institute is proud to collaborate on this new project to explain, defend, and celebrate capitalism.
  • These reforms, under perennial assaultnow even by some 'conservatives'will be elucidated and celebrated by National Review Capital Matters."
  • NRand NRI will hosted a discussion yesterday evening featuring Lindsay Craig, National Review Institute President; Peter J. Travers, National Review Institute Board of Trustees Chairman; Andrew Stuttaford, National Review Capital Matters editor and NRI fellow; Kevin Hassett, National Review Capital Matters senior advisor; Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review senior editor and NRI fellow; Kevin D. Williamson, National Review roving correspondent and NRI fellow and led by Rich Lowry, National Revieweditor in chief.
  • NRI was founded by Bill Buckley in 1991, 36 years after launching National Review.

Howard University Receives Transformative Gift from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:12pm

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Howard University proudly announces a generous $40 million gift fromauthor and philanthropistMacKenzie Scott.

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  • WASHINGTON, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Howard University proudly announces a generous $40 million gift fromauthor and philanthropistMacKenzie Scott.
  • A former pupil of Howard alumna Toni Morrison, Scott's gift marks the largest gift from a single donor in school history.
  • Howard University will allocate the gift to four areas of need, including on-going campus infrastructure improvement projects, such as essential renovations to the steam plant system and updates to improve technology.
  • Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges.

W&J College to Honor Dr. Mark L. Tykocinski During Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:30am

WASHINGTON, Pa., July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Washington & Jefferson College will hold its 221st Commencement ceremony virtually on Aug. 1, 2020.

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  • WASHINGTON, Pa., July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Washington & Jefferson College will hold its 221st Commencement ceremony virtually on Aug. 1, 2020.
  • In addition to recognizing the graduates individually, as well as faculty and staff award winners, an honorary Doctor of Science will be presented to Mark L. Tykocinski, M.D.
  • Thomas Jefferson University initiated the partnership as part of the University's efforts to bring more liberal arts students into their medical college.
  • The institutions are tied historically as well; in 1824, Washington & Jefferson College (then Jefferson College) issued the founding charter to create the Medical Department of Jefferson College in Philadelphia.