“Before, I was working on an issue that everyone knew was a problem, but nobody knew where to start,” Moore says. In a city where more than 76,000 people experienced homelessness in 2018 and where 490 people were murdered in 2019, making the city’s operations and policies more equitable was just one of many pressing concerns. “I had the fire of the mayor’s pulpit behind me and her call to really take this on. But I think COVID and George Floyd kind of dialed up the fire,” Moore says. “So it’s not just her call, it is a community call, a nation call, and it’s really clear.” … [Read more...] about ‘It’s stressful, lonely work’: The newest job at City Hall is also the most important
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Carrot and stick Yet, in spite of all that we know about the quality of school facilities and their impact upon the health and learning of students, schools are threatened with the withholding of federal dollars if they don’t reopen. This carrot-and-stick approach does not appear to be rooted in the best interests of the students, teachers, or their families. Instead, school reopening is seemingly viewed as key to an economic recovery that might determine the political future of this country. … [Read more...] about I’m a former superintendent. Here’s what really worries me about reopening schools
Ashish Kacholia, known for spotting quality stocks in the small and midcap universe, increased stake in four companies and reduced exposure sequentially in two during the June quarter, shareholding data available on AceEquity as on July 31 showed. He left his stake unchanged in eleven companies. … [Read more...] about Q1 report: Ashish Kacholia raises stake in 4 firms, reduces exposure in 2
Amazon People may not like Amazon as a company, but they love Amazon’s services and products. Amazon’s stock is up nearly 25% since the pandemic began. And Bezos himself is a master of soft power, wielding the Washington Post in one hand and HQ2s in the other. There’s nobody in Washington who doesn’t secretly wish to be invited to the parties at his Kalorama mansion. It’s not hard to envision the Justice Department forcing Amazon to spin AWS, or to separate its marketplace and third-party sellers, but if you’re looking for an easy scapegoat, Amazon probably isn’t it. … [Read more...] about Zuck, Bezos, Cook: Who takes the fall in D.C.’s antitrust games?
“Standard operating procedures (SOPs) on opening Metro (transport) systems over the next two weeks are in place… but it would be in a staggered manner with occupancy not exceeding 50 percent capacity for government servants, healthcare workers and other essential services,” Puri told The Economic Times. … [Read more...] about Decision in reopening Metros likely in two weeks: Hardeep Singh Puri