Free enterprise – Freedominst Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:38:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Free enterprise – Freedominst 32 32 Atlanta Clark University partners with Operation HOPE to help create 1 million new black businesses Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:46:08 +0000

HBCU becomes first to officially commit to $ 130 million Shopify-funded initiative

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) today announced a groundbreaking partnership as the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to officially become a partner of Operation HOPE National Million Black Business Initiative (1MBB). The CAU’s commitment includes impacting the creation of 1,000 black entrepreneurs and business owners by 2030. Through 1MBB, CAU will engage students, alumni, faculty and staff to ensure they have access to resources and capital to successfully start and sustain their entrepreneurial efforts. 1MBB launched in February 2021 and is widely funded by Shopify, the second largest e-commerce platform in the world. The movement is part of Operation HOPE’s larger mission to promote financial inclusion and dignity, aimed at empowering America’s under-served.

CAU’s 1MBB partnership with Operation HOPE is a natural extension of the entrepreneurial spirit cultivated among black students. The Atlanta-based HBCU was among the first to establish an entrepreneurship-focused program and has a distinguished roster of alumni from multiple industries. Recently, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED) at the CAU School of Business Administration was recognized for encouraging black-owned businesses in the Atlanta’s Startup Ecosystem Guide.

“CAU students and alumni are ambitious, creative and full of innovative ideas. This is the CAU method, ”said President George T. French Jr., Ph.D.“ We are proud to be the first university to join this partnership formed to make a difference in the business world for entrepreneurs. African-Americans. ” French added, “Joining this effort to create a million black businesses while helping entrepreneurs in the CAU community aligns with our business school’s mission of producing alumni and entrepreneurs to compete in the business world. The 1MBB program provides opportunities for black entrepreneurs to thrive. ”

According to the US Census Bureau, there are over 2.6 million Black-owned businesses in the United States, Atlanta landing in the top 5 cities for black entrepreneurs. This initiative will continue to amplify the work of aspiring black business owners, providing them with top-notch coaching and education resources and a 120-day free trial, courtesy of Shopify. iHeartMedia Atlanta will also provide social media support and advertising to a select group of entrepreneurs in the future, with additional activations to come.

“The issue of HBCU and the future of black entrepreneurship is important. That’s why we launched 1MBB, ”said John Hope Bryant, Founder and CEO of Operation HOPE. “Thanks to this partnership with CAU, we are accelerating the success of our future leaders. I can’t wait to ring the bell at NASDAQ for the first Clark Atlanta graduate who received 1MBB.

CAU encourages students, alumni, faculty and staff to take advantage of the program. Interested participants can register on the 1MBB site using “Clark Atlanta” as the registration code. There is no charge to register.

About Clark University Atlanta

Established in 1988 by the historic consolidation of the University of Atlanta (1865) and Clark College (1869). Clark University in Atlanta continues a heritage of over 150 years steeped in African American tradition and focused on the future. Through global innovation, transformative educational experiences and high-value engagement. CAU cultivates high lives that transform the world. Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson; American civil rights activist, poet and songwriter (Lift Every Voice and Sing “The Black National Anthem”; Ralph David Abernathy Sr., American civil rights activist; Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, television and film producer; Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway director; Jacque Reid, Emmy-winning television personality and reporter; Brandon Thompson, vice president of diversity and inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the Recording Academy To learn more about Clark University in Atlanta, visit

About 1MBB

Launched in October 2020 with its founding partner Shopify, 1MBB aims to remove traditional barriers to black entrepreneurship and encourage more aspiring black business owners to start – and scale – by providing them with the tools, resources and the education needed to be successful. To level the playing field, 1MBB will focus on tools essential to business growth, such as technology and resources, educational programs and the ability to access capital. Through this program, black business owners can enroll in Operation HOPE’s award-winning community improvement, financial literacy and education model, with access to tailor-made tools and resources upon graduation. .

To learn more about 1MBB or to start your business, visit,


About Operation HOPE, Inc.

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has shifted America from civil rights to “money rights” with the mission of ensuring that free enterprise and capitalism benefit the underserved, thereby disrupting the poverty of millions of people. low and moderate income youth and adults across the country. Through our community improvement model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year award from American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served over 4 million people and led over 3, $ 2 billion in economic activity to disenfranchised communities, transforming check-cashed customers. In / A bank customers, tenants to owners, small business dreamers to small business owners, minimum wage workers to living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims to financially self-sufficient disaster survivors. For more information: Follow the HOPE conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Media contacts

Jolene Butts Freeman, for CAU Lalohni Campbell, for Operation HOPE

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Climate change: how Boris Johnson’s government plans to harness international free trade in the fight against global warming – Alister Jack MP Wed, 21 Jul 2021 03:58:22 +0000
Britain's low-carbon economy could grow by 11% per year between 2015 and 2030, four times faster than the rest of the economy (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)
Britain’s low-carbon economy could grow by 11% per year between 2015 and 2030, four times faster than the rest of the economy (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)

Natural disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity. Already these catastrophic events have caused $ 3 trillion in damage around the world during this century.

We owe it to our children, our grandchildren and their descendants to act. The future of our planet is at stake.

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Today, the UK government’s Board of Trade (BoT) is releasing a new report detailing how free and fair trade can help protect the environment for generations to come.

The “Green Trade” document presents a powerful vision of how trade can help create several thousand high-value green jobs in the country while working with countries around the world to secure a sustainable future.

As an advisor to the BoT, I worked closely with Liz Truss, Chairman of the Board of Directors and UK Government Secretary of Commerce, on the report.

This is a comprehensive document that shows how free and fair trade will build on the progress we have already made in tackling climate change.

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As we welcome the Secretary of Commerce north of the border for his launch, it is heartening that Scotland is leading the way in creating an eco-friendly economy.

More than a tenth of UK low-carbon and renewable energy jobs are in Scotland with the potential for much more – in 2019 that was equivalent to 21,400 full-time Scottish employees.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics also show that clean energy production is a growing industry with 13,500 Scottish companies in the low-carbon and renewable energy sector in 2019, 35% more than the ‘last year.

Almost a third of all offshore wind jobs in the UK are based in Scotland. The enormous potential of renewables is illustrated by the fact that last year Scotland generated enough green energy to power every house north of the border for three and a half years.

Over 60% of this renewable energy has been exported outside Scotland with an estimated wholesale market value of £ 0.76 billion.

But there is much more we can do. Britain’s low-carbon economy could grow by 11% per year between 2015 and 2030, four times faster than the rest of the economy, and the sector’s global export market is expected to reach £ 1.8 trillion by 2030. The expansion represents a major opportunity for the UK, spurring growth across the country and new investment in Scotland.

Some £ 12 billion in UK government investment will be mobilized by the end of the decade to create an additional 250,000 green jobs in the UK.

The UK government is also helping companies in North East Scotland use the expertise accumulated over decades of exploring the North Sea to develop techniques such as hydrogen and carbon capture, as well as to exploit natural resources.

The most recent UK budget allocated £ 27million to the Aberdeen Energy Transition Zone, which will support 2,500 green jobs and other related 10,000 jobs by 2030. The UK government is also investing £ 90million in Aberdeen’s Net Zero Technology Center through the Aberdeen City Region Deal. .

And our proposals to create free ports across the UK will create high value-added jobs and promote sustainable export growth.

But reducing harmful emissions around the world cannot be achieved in isolation. The UK may have been successful in leading the G20 by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 44% since 1990, but we must not rest on our laurels.

In addition to creating sustainable and high value-added jobs in the UK, it is crucial to foster green trade with other countries. We must use free trade, free markets and free enterprise to accelerate the global green transition.

Using the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow later this year and the UK Presidency of the G7, we can shape the 21st century trading system to support the global effort to tackle climate change and the loss of nature. We will encourage countries to commit to common goals for climate action.

We are already supporting international efforts to clean up the environment. For example, the UK government is co-sponsoring the Fiji / China informal dialogue on trade and plastics. In addition, UK exporters are now subject to stricter rules for shipping plastic waste.

UK trade levers can accelerate the global green transition and make a major contribution to achieving the Paris Agreement target of keeping the increase in global average temperature well below two degrees Celsius by above pre-industrial levels.

Our objective is to defend the reform of the trading system, so that it contributes to the green transition. We will achieve this by liberalizing green trade, while combating market distortions such as industrial subsidies that encourage overconsumption of environmentally damaging goods and services.

This includes seeking free trade agreements based on liberal and green principles that protect the UK’s right to regulate on the environment.

We can use foreign direct investment to boost our green industries while exporting our green products to accelerate the low carbon transition.

Foreign investment can also help raise the £ 50 billion a year needed by 2030 to meet our net zero commitments. There are already examples of the type of money injection needed. For example, US utility vehicle maker Meritor is building a new Scottish technology hub with its Welsh factory to develop electric powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles.

Meanwhile, the Mitsubishi Electric plant in Livingston manufactures low-carbon heat pumps to decarbonize homes that are exported to Europe.

It’s a great example of the type of business that can make the most of the UK government’s clean growth strategy.

The Chamber has a long and proud history. He fought for the benefits of international trade for almost 400 years. But never before has trade had a more important role to play in the future of the planet.

Alister Jack is Secretary of State for Scotland and Tory MP for Dumfries and Galloway

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Donato’s Saratoga selections for Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 18:31:28 +0000

The featured race for Wednesday is the Rick Violette Stakes run on gravel over six stages, and although it is a short sprint race, it will be the longest for all competitors as none have raced. more than 5 1/2 stages previously.

Besides distance, the other universal unknown for these competitors will be the weather, which at the time of this writing seems to cloud the track in race weather. Run Curtis Run (7-2) has proven itself in these conditions, however, winning his debut on a sloppy track at Belmont about three weeks ago on July 2. In that run, he fought back and defeated Surprise Boss (10-1) by a neck in a run that saw the pair half-length of each other on every call. He had a great training on his last outing and is the horse to beat if the conditions are not ideal.

Surprise Boss seems an undervalued choice given its most recent performance. He finished far behind Coinage (5-2) in his debut, but his performance against Run Curtis Run suggests he can compete with this group, especially if the weather is bad.

Coinage was unable to keep up with Barese (2-1) early in his first run but, like Surprise Boss, has improved in the meantime. He won the aforementioned race against Surprise Boss on his last outing and did well in practice. It is on the rise. If the track stays dry, he may be the better player.

Barese won a well-led debut at Belmont in May, but has suspended a follow-up so far. With Irad Ortiz Jr., there’s no reason he can’t repeat it, but his potential price tag leads me to look elsewhere.

Ready AP (9-5) is the only filly in the race, after an eight-length win in her debut earlier this month. His speed figure in this race was close, but didn’t quite match the rest of the participants. However, with the right conduct, she could find herself in a good position to close.

First race: 3-The evil queen, 1-The happy giant, 4-Fast car, 6-A silent prayer.

Second race: 4-Democratic Values, 6-Copa, 5-Mission Wrapitup, 3-Frosted Indian.

Third race: Brown Entry (1-Coalition Building, 1A-Federalist Papers), 9-Evvie Jets, 2-Wow, 3-Ignition Key.

Fourth race: 1 Curtis race, 4 surprise bosses, 3 coins, 2 barese.

Fifth race: 7-Raffinity, 3-Blind Sight, 6-Madame Rose, 4-Live in Five.

Sixth race: 6-Let’s be clear, 10-Take the back roads, 9-Next Tuesday, 13-Mystic Eyes.

Seventh race: 7-Absam, 9-Préfet, 10-Win d’Oro, 4-Justintimeforwine.

Eighth race: 12-Fast Getaway, Coupled Entry (1-Discretionary Marq and 1A-Bronx Bomber), 10-Three Outlaws, 6-Shiraz (Coupled Entry 1-Discretionary Marq and 1A-Bronx Bomber) becomes the first choice if the race is moved to the main track).

Ninth race: 2-Forza Di Oro, 7-American Dubai, 3-Highest Honors, 1-West Will Power.

Tenth race: 9-Distractandattack, 10-Tempesta, 4-Fast Gordon, 2-Perfect Banker.

Sunday winners: Breakfastatbonnies (third), Misty Veil (fourth), Free Enterprise (sixth), Awesome Debate (eighth), Goin ‘Good (ninth).

Record for the competition: 13 for 41.

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Dodgers trade deadline playbook opens – press enterprise Mon, 19 Jul 2021 23:55:52 +0000

Editor’s Note: This is the Friday, July 19 edition of Journalist JP Hoornstra’s Inside the Doggers newsletter. To receive your newsletter in your inbox register here..

The recent debate over the Dodgers’ trading deadline quickly turns into a pitch. Specifically, start throwing. The reason is easy to understand.

back Walker Buehler And Julio Urias, There are a lot of rotating question marks. Clayton kershaw This week, and next week, and maybe a little more, I’m dealing with an elbow pain that puts him aside. Trevor Bauer is on paid leave I don’t see a clear solution. Tony GonsolinThe recovery from a shoulder injury was injured by uneven orders, and David AwardThe switch to rotation only came after a lot of hesitation.

The Dodgers were not expected to be in this position at the start of the season. Not only have they been here before, but they can also get a good idea of ​​how Andrew Friedman enjoys playing this particular card game.

Take 2017. At the end of July, the return of the motor show was a problem for him. Hyun-jin Ryu was kicking off the first full season since the shoulder labrum surgery, and his stamina and efficiency were not what they would be. Alex Wood has had a career season, but his accomplishments haven’t screamed “Game 1, 2 or 3 Starter”. Rich Hill was healthy enough to take 25 starts. The blisters on his fingers had healed by June. Kenta Maeda was about to be beaten by the bullpen due to the weaknesses of the top five. Meanwhile, in Triple A, Buehler had already knocked on the door ahead of his September debut.

Looking back after 20-20, what Friedman did next makes sense. He traded for an ace and swung Last Minute Dramatic Transaction With Yu Darvish.. It is questionable whether Friedman should have given priority to Justin Verlander. The important thing is that there is a decent comparison to be made in 2021.

Kershaw is once again battling injuries at the wrong time of year. Gonsolin and Price are like 2017 Ryu and Hill. He’s capable, but he’s not the ideal starter for Game 1 or 2. Buehler has proven to be a good ace, but Josiah Gray is in the same position as Buehler four years ago. His promotion problem is a “when” problem, not an “if” problem.

The biggest difference between yesterday and today is that there is no Yu Darvish in this trading market. There is also no Justin Verlander. Kyle Gibson For most accounts, this is the best launcher with a lead time of less than two weeks. Gibson, 33, has never been an All-Star until this season and has only pitched one (very bad) inning at this point in his playoff career. More correctly, he just hit 88 batters in the Texas Rangers’ 102 innings and built a 2.29 ERA by spawning a ground ball on the disc. I don’t know if the directory works the same as the Dodgers.

Ken Rosenthal highlighted all of this in his column on deadline rumors Athletic..He also speculated that the Cincinnati Reds might do Luis Castillo Available when out of competition. After a poor start to the season, Castillo pitched like an ace since the schedule was in June. He started the NL Wild Card game last year and started well after losing to the Atlanta Braves (5-1 / 3 innings, 1 point). Still, the Reds are 48-45, a year after first appearing after the season, after a six-year drought. Castillo won’t be a free agent until 2024. Will Cincinnati’s front office take such a big step by trading their best starters three years ahead of their free agent?

The Dodgers don’t appear to be winning the ace by October 1, unless Bauer’s situation changes. And if you package up for Gibson, a free agent next season, or (especially) Castillo, it seems unlikely that Bauer’s situation will change anytime soon. Colorado right-hander John Gray is a hot topic, but the Dodgers can be overlooked. Lack of success in career away from Coors Field – His 1-6 record and 6.82 ERA, especially at Dodger Stadium? Competing teams can usually be expected to pay too much for business goals within the industry. I don’t know if John Gray is worth it.

The Dodgers have Ace (Buhler), a high quality starter for Game 2 (Urias) with playoff experience, and Gonsolin and Price for Games 3 and 4 so far. The auto show and Bauer are in weird condition, but the auto show and Brandon McCarthy four years ago. McCarthy stepped in in 2017 when the best triple-A pitcher prospects were seen as unprepared for the spot on the World Series roster. Josiah Gray will be auditioned like Buehler, Gonsolin and Dustin May have done in recent years. If the audition goes well, Gray could push Price back to the bullpen in October.

But it’s in a few months. For now, it’s hard to be more excited about the quantity and quality of backup pitchers without seeing the needs of the Dodgers in this commercial market. Craig kimbrel I am alone in the top level. André Chafin, Tanner Scott And Taylor rogers Occupy the following. Rangers (Ian kennedy), Detroit Tigers (Gregory Soto) And Kansas City Royals (former Dodgers farmer) Scott barlow) The current need for closures is, for example, Keibert Ruiz.. The Dodgers would see him as an ideal lifeguard for the postseason squad, even if he wanted to reunite with Maeda.

If you enjoy successful trading for top beginners, this deadline is probably not for you. It should be fun if planes A, B, C, D, E, and F like the same acceptable and unpredictable uncertainties.

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