Annie’s Clark Brunch returns to business; Owner Annie Jenkins received $4K from supporters while closed due to the COVID pandemic

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There are not many instances where Annie Jenkins, who has owned Annie’s Clark Brunch on Main Street in Worcester for 34 years, is not busy busting her butt attending to everyone around her — mainly customers and family.

The award-winning short-order cook has an uncommon talent of churning out breakfast and lunch staples at an incredibly fast rate, all the while remaining jovial and unflustered, for the most part. If you ask her daughter Megan Zawalich, who is a server at the diner, she might give you a different answer.

But Annie’s work, like her grill, is swift and relentless and it took a global pandemic to force her to slow down. And, admittedly, she enjoyed having some time off.

She did something she had never done in

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Industrial Iot Gateway Market 2020 Global Trends, Industry Share, Size, Growth, Drivers, Business Opportunities and Demand Forecast to 2025

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● In Chapter 2.4 of the report, we share our perspectives for the impact of COVID-19 from the long and short term. ● In chapter 3.4, we provide the influence of the crisis on the industry chain, especially for marketing

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Final Jobs Report Before U.S. Election in Store: Eco Week Ahead

(Bloomberg) — The last U.S. jobs report before the November election will probably show the labor market’s rebound continued in September, though losing some steam.

Employers probably added 850,000 workers in September, a step down from the 1.37 million a month earlier, according to the Bloomberg survey median. The unemployment rate is seen easing to 8.2% from 8.4%, smaller than the 1.8 percentage-point drop in August.

graphical user interface, chart: Recovery in U.S. job market continuing, though pace is off the boil

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Recovery in U.S. job market continuing, though pace is off the boil

The monthly jobs report on Friday will follow the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Tuesday. The report will also wrap up a busy week on the U.S. economic calendar, which includes figures on income and spending, manufacturing and consumer confidence.


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Personal spending on goods and services, which accounts for about two-thirds of gross domestic product, is projected to rise 0.8%

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NHIA Board Interacts With Private Health Insurance Scheme Operators

The governing board and management of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has met with Private Health Insurance Scheme (PHIS) operators to discuss ways to better improve their services.

The stakeholder engagement held in Accra was under the theme “Challenges facing the private health insurance industry.”

The meeting which was at the instance of the NHIA Board, covered a broad range of topics such as governance, operational, financial and general challenges in Ghana’s Private Health Insurance Scheme industry.

The NHIA Board Chair, Professor Adu-Gyamfi and other members of the Board responded to concerns raised by the participants and took notes for future discussions.

Professor Adu-Gyamfi urged the participants to desist from acts of impropriety that could derail the financial position of mutual health insurance scheme operators.

The NHIA’s Chief Executive, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby reassured the stakeholders that the NHIA would help sustain their operations.

Director of the PHIS Directorate, Hudu

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New York Sports Clubs Files For Bankruptcy

Town Sports International CEO Patrick Walsh (Credit: JoJosh313; Getty)

Town Sports International CEO Patrick Walsh (Credit: JoJosh313; Getty)

The owner of New York Sports Clubs can’t run away from the pandemic.

Town Sports International — which owns sports clubs in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after the forced closure of gyms led to big losses in revenue, Reuters reported.

Operators of fitness centers have been hit hard by the pandemic lockdown as much of their revenue comes from monthly membership and personal training fees.

Gold’s Gyms International and 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide both filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

Town Sports’ financial woes predate the pandemic, though. The company noted in its 2019 financial reports that it was facing mounting debt. It had hoped to buy Flywheel Sports, and use the acquisition financing to pay down a $200 million loan coming due in November. But that deal fell through.

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Dallas Park Cities Flexible Office Company Venture X at Campbell Centre CEO Explains Coworking

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Why Coworking Is Important in a Pandemic Explains CEO of Flexible Offices From Dallas

The coworking industry is changing rapidly, which has been the case for several years as the nature of work keeps evolving. More people than ever before are transitioning to a remote work lifestyle or a hybrid arrangement that has them in the office on some days and working from home or elsewhere on other days. 

However, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has impacted all types of businesses and industries. Here is a look at how the year 2020 is changing coworking, as well as how coworking spaces can help businesses of all sizes navigate the pandemic.  

1. Venture X Is A Thriving Place for Startups

Launching a new business has always been a costly endeavor. According to one study, the average cost of starting a new business is around $30,000.


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Public library services you may not know about that can save you money – Lifestyle – Times Record

My adult children are big on borrowing stuff from their parents. And, from time to time, they may fail (you know who you are, son) to mention having borrowed something like a Milwaukee Sawzall reciprocating saw in its big, bright red case, prompting that son’s father to assume said tool had been stolen after searching the garage high and low for it on a day he had an urgent need for it — further prompting said father to reluctantly make a trip to Home Depot to buy a replacement.

This little blast from my past illustrates, in an odd way, how not everyone needs to own the same things. My husband uses his Sawzall so frequently he’s replacing the blade with abandon. But Jeremy? Hardly ever — maybe once a decade. Harold needs to own this tool. Jeremy is better off borrowing (all is forgiven, by the way).

Many public

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New York Sports Clubs owner files for bankruptcy on coronavirus hit, eyes sale

(Reuters) – Town Sports International Inc, the owner of New York Sports Clubs, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday and plans to sell itself, after the coronavirus pandemic forced its gyms to close and caused revenue to dry up.

Saying the pandemic “wreaked havoc” on its operations, Town Sports and 161 affiliates filed for protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware.

As of March 31, Town Sports operated 185 fitness centers, including 99 New York Sports Clubs, with about 580,000 members.

The company’s brands also include gyms in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. named for those cities, as well as Lucille Roberts and Total Woman Gym and Spa. Assets and liabilities totaled between $500 million and $1 billion.

Gym operators have suffered as the pandemic deprived them of the monthly membership and personal training fees that generate much of their revenue.

Gold’s Gym International Inc filed for

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Industrial Internet of Things Market overview 2020, In-depth analysis with Impact of COVID-19, Types, Opportunities, Revenue and Forecast 2026

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Sep 25, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
The report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include General Electric (U.S.), Cisco Inc. (U.S.), Intel Corporation (U.S.), Rockwell Automation (U.S.), ARM Holdings plc. (U.K.), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Siemens AG (Germany), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), DassaultSystemes SA (France), Huawei Technology Co., Ltd. (China), Zebra Technologies (U.S.), IBM Corporation (U.S.), and Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany) among others. Company profile includes assign such as company summary, financial summary, business strategy and planning, SWOT analysis and current developments.

The scope of the report includes a detailed study of global and regional markets for Global Industrial Internet of Things Market with the reasons given for variations in the growth of the industry in certain regions.


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Finance Minister Confirms His Private Company Did Agyapa Job

More details continue to emerge about the controversial Agyapa Royalties Limited deal, revealing a deep-seated greed on the part of some of the promoters who are family member of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

They, include Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, who is accused of using their proximity to power, their knowledge of the government deals to award various aspects of the transaction to their private companies, instead of announcing the existence of the job and opening it up for competitive bidding process.

Databank, is one of the companies owned by the Finance Minister. Ghanaians were last Friday, shocked to hear that Databank Financial Services, was also engaged by the Finance Ministry to be part of the Agyapa transactions.

But this is not the first time that Ken Ofori-Atta’s companies; Databank Financial Services and Enterprise Insurance Company Limited under the Enterprise Group are also mentioned as competing for state jobs with companies

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