Like other teams, ZEE will create an integrated revenue and monetisation team. The team will be a combination of all its existing B2B revenue generating teams (linear, digital advertising sales, distribution and B2B SVOD partnerships) into a unified ecosystem. … [Read more...] about ZEE announces restructuring, integrates digital assets and content team
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Did Irish Potato Famine make Halloween popular? Bound by rigid Protestant belief systems, the newly born United States of America did not celebrate Halloween, except in a few southern states. However, during the Irish Potato famine (1845-1849), Irish emigrants flooded the US. They brought along their ancient tradition and gradually the American version of Halloween emerged. Initially, a festival with religious/pagan connotation, by the 1950s, Halloween shed its religious overtone and metamorphosed into a night-long street/house party. … [Read more...] about Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve?
“We are interrogating our policies and procedures,” says Frank Altman, CEO of one of the CDFI partners, Community Reinvestment Fund. “And I think every financial institution in the country needs to be doing that, to see where is the hidden bias in our lending that is unintentionally excluding, or perhaps intentionally excluding, otherwise qualified individuals and businesses from receiving capital.” Mastercard will help the CDFIs to digitize their application processing so that the capital, primarily in the form of microloans, can be disbursed more quickly and in a scaled manner. The company will also make deposits to CDFIs, credit unions, and Black-owned depository institutions to strengthen their reserves. … [Read more...] about Mastercard will spend $500 million to expand financial access in Black communities
Power the Polls is working with election officials to ensure they employ safety measures that align with public health recommendations for personal protective equipment and social distancing. “We’re encouraging only people who are at lower risk, or feel comfortable serving in the midst of a pandemic,” Cardin says. In most cases, that means young people, and in some states, that includes outreach to those who are younger than 18. For instance, Indiana, one of only five states that’s not permitting COVID-19 as an excuse to vote by mail, will expect flooded polls on Election Day, and allows 16- and 17-year olds to register for poll work. … [Read more...] about A new generation of younger poll workers is stepping up to protect the elderly from COVID-19
GiveDirectly would then target those communities with direct cash relief. The charity only sends money transfers, typically on prepaid debit cards, because that allows people to decide for themselves how to spend the money on recovery. Sending clothing, for instance, can clog up supply lines; food donations can go bad; and it’s hard to donate vital items such as building materials. It’s also simply less patronizing. “Traditional aid has some paternalistic bent to it,” says Alex Diaz, head of crisis and humanitarian response at Google.org, “but the notion of direct cash transfer, at its core, acknowledges the dignity and agency within recipients.” … [Read more...] about This new tool pinpoints the communities most in need of disaster relief