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TORONTO, CANADA, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Liverpool FC Foundation, official charity of the Liverpool Football Club (LFC, The Reds), and global Canada-based children’s charity Right To Play are working Side by Side, using the power of sport and play to help vulnerable children in Liverpool, Bangkok, and around the world. To raise awareness and support of the partnership, Right To Play and Liverpool FC Foundation have launched a new digital campaign - Side by Side - which will feature across the club’s digital channels. The Side by Side campaign includes a video narrated by The Reds' manager and LFC Foundation Ambassador, Jürgen Klopp, which shows the power of play and sport in action, and aims to inspire viewers to come together and support the campaign. Watch here. As well as driving awareness for the game-changing partnership, the campaign will seek support from the LFC family to join the Side by Side movement and help raise funds to provide children around the world with the tools and skills they need to overcome the impacts of poverty, conflict, and disease, and become empowered to learn, lead, and succeed. The need for support is more important than ever in these
Joshua Copeland at the Colorado Homebuilding Academy Ryan Dumville | CNBC The coronavirus pandemic hit Joshua Copeland and his industry hard. The 38-year-old chef contracted Covid-19 last spring, losing his sense of taste and smell, which are critical to anyone in his line of work. Copeland recovered, but his restaurant—like thousands of others that were shuttered for months—did not, and he was laid off. "I kind of got put in a tight spot. I mean unemployment was helping for a while," said Copeland. The government's extra unemployment benefits that were put into place at the start of the pandemic expired mid-summer. Congress is still wrangling over another stimulus plan. "Because I know that I can't rely on that, I just thought that, you know, this would be a good time to switch careers, switch into a new beginning," said Copeland. He saw an advertisement for the Colorado Homebuilding Academy, a free, non-profit construction training program backed by Colorado-based builder Oakwood Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway company. The academy was founded in 2012, as the homebuilding industry was experiencing a severe labor shortage due to the Great Recession, when thousands of workers left the business.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway agreed to pay $4.14 million to settle allegations that a Turkish subsidiary may have violated US sanctions against Iran, the US Treasury Department said Tuesday. The Treasury said Iscar Kesici Takim Ticareti ve Imalati Limited Sirket, also known as Iscar Turkey, sold cutting tools and related inserts to two Turkish distributors, knowing they would be shipped to a distributor in Iran for resale, including to Iran’s government. Iscar Turkey’s sales violated Berkshire’s compliance policies, and comprised 144 shipments between December 2012 and January 2016, the Treasury Department said. Berkshire did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Iscar Turkey is a unit of IMC International Metalworking Cos. Berkshire paid $4 billion for 80 percent of Israel-based IMC in 2006, and paid $2.05 billion for the remainder in 2013.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft CNBC Microsoft has stated repeatedly said it's committed to boosting diversity. Now the company has strengthened that commitment by pledging it will seek minority candidates who could one day take the place of CEO Satya Nadella. "The board is committed to actively seeking highly qualified women and individuals from minority groups to include in the pool of potential CEO candidates," Microsoft said in its annual proxy statement on Monday. The board handles CEO succession planning, including identifying both internal and external candidates and coming up with plans to develop internal candidates, according to the filing. The statement does not signal anything about Nadella's plans or status -- Microsoft, like nearly every other company, regularly includes a statement about succession planning in its annual filings. However, the statement's commitment to diversity at the CEO level is new, and is unusual among tech companies. Microsoft is among the many technology companies that have released data showing their relative lack of racial and gender diversity and saying they would to increase diversity. Nadella, who was born in southern India, brought diversity to the CEO seat when he replaced Steve Ballmer in
ROME (REUTERS) - Pope Francis wore a mask for the first time at a public function on Tuesday (Oct 20) when he and other religious leaders attended a prayer service for peace around the world. The pope wore a white mask during the service at the Rome Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli. Previously he wore masks only in a car taking him to his weekly audiences in the Vatican. He had come under some criticism, particularly on social media, for not wearing a mask at his general audiences and sometimes coming in relatively close contact with visitors. Francis, 83, attended the service with other Christian leaders in the basilica, including the Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians. Simultaneously in other locations in Rome, Jews were praying in the city's synagogue and Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu and Muslim leaders also prayed for peace. The event took place as the number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen steadily in Italy in the past few weeks. There has also been a relatively small spike in the Vatican, where four members of the Swiss Guards, the elite and