Day: September 14, 2020

Small business owner, school board member Lisa Baird ready for next chapter of her life

HENDERSON, Ky. – After 16 years as a small business owner and 12 years as a member of the Henderson County School Board, Lisa Baird is preparing to step away from both.



a man and a woman standing in front of a table: Lisa Baird, owner of C&C Custom Framing, points out picture frame samples to be removed, to friend Lorna Littrell who is helping with the close-out of the shop she has run for 16 years, Tuesday, September 8, 2020.


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Lisa Baird, owner of C&C Custom Framing, points out picture frame samples to be removed, to friend Lorna Littrell who is helping with the close-out of the shop she has run for 16 years, Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Baird took over the already established C&C Custom Framing in 2004. After more than 45 years in operation, C&C will close its doors at the shop on Ninth Street on Oct. 1.

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Baird’s background had prepared her to take over the business that had been started by sisters Charlene Corley and Sue Chapman in the 1970s.

“Charlene had been working for her uncle cutting glass and doing mats. He owned a glass

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Prison industrial complex must end, business can help

  • The criminal justice system disproportionately incarcerates minorities and people of color.
  • Thousands of businesses profit off of this process.
  • The only path to ending the prison industrial complex is for these businesses to divest from it.
  • Ashish Prashar is the Sr. Director of Global Communications for Publicis Sapient.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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We have an incarceration crisis in America. This crisis is undermining the well-marketed values upon which our country is built: liberty and justice for all

The criminal justice system, at all levels, is stacked against communities of color, Black people, and immigrants. Black people are incarcerated at five times the rate of white people. One in three Black men will go to jail at some point in their lives and there is consensus that past efforts supposedly aimed at reducing violent crime

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France to phone GE’s Culp over Belfort promises, job losses (NYSE:GE)

“We will make sure that GE respects its commitments regarding jobs in Belfort… I will have the opportunity to call GE Chairman and CEO Larry Culp (on the issue),” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told a hearing at the French Senate.

A European group committee of GE Energy – which bought out Alstom’s energy branch in 2015 – is reportedly due to soon launch the first phase of a vast social plan with the elimination of 1,225 jobs in Europe, including 764 jobs in France.

In a related press release, General Electric management said it believes “GE Grid Solutions and GE Hydro Solutions are each facing complex market dynamics and generating significant financial losses. In order to restore these divisions to a viable financial position, they each presented a transformation project to the European works council.”

“I am extremely unhappy with this decision, we still have the impression that

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Owner of major Broadway theaters sues insurance companies over coronavirus payouts

Broadway theater owner Jujamcyn Theaters is suing its insurance companies, Federal Insurance Company and Pacific Indemnity Company, for paying merely $250,000 to cover what the company claims should be “tens of millions of dollars” in coronavirus-related losses.

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The lawsuit, filed with the Southern District of New York, alleges that Federal Insurance Company “flatly denied coverage, refusing to pay even a penny to help Jujamcyn” while Pacific Indemnity paid the company $250,000, a fraction of what it claims it should’ve been paid under its insurance policy.

“Federal and Pacific knew, and publicly acknowledged, that they could be obligated to pay for massive losses in the event of a pandemic. Federal and Pacific also knew that they could use common and widely available exclusions to guard against being obligated to pay for pandemic-associated losses,” Jujamcyn said in the lawsuit. “However, they decided not to

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