Broadway Stage Managers Form Group To Expand BIPOC Opportunities, Plan First Networking Event

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EXCLUSIVE: Another step is being taken in Broadway’s efforts to confront its own systemic racism: Broadway & Beyond, founded by stage and production managers of Hadestown, Frozen and Aladdin, has scheduled its first event to encourage and support young or aspiring stage managers of color.

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (A Soldier’s Play, American Son) will introduce a panel discussion and Q&A with professionals from Broadway, national tours, and regional theaters across the country as Broadway & Beyond’s kick-off virtual event, set for Thursday, Dec. 17. The panel will feature production supervisors, stage managers and general managers representing organizations including Disney Theatrical Productions, Bespoke Theatricals, Foresight Theatrical, RCI Theatricals, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, St. Louis’ Muny, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, among others.

The new organization – its full title is Broadway & Beyond: Access For Stage Managers Of Color – was

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Kaz Software Introduces a New Model for Early Stage Software Startups to Go to Market – Press Release

Kaz Software offers early stage startups the opportunity to get their product to market within their budget.

November 30, 2020 – Kaz Software a top software development consultancy based in Dhaka, Bangladesh has announced a completely new model for engagement for early stage startups. Kaz has been working with software startups for the past sixteen years. Over the years it has seen that early stage startups find it extremely difficult to take their product concept to market without significant investments. Yet, most startups need a prototype application to pilot the concept and gather enough data to approach investors. Kaz’s new model of engagement with early stage startups will reduce this barrier to entry for the startups.

The newly introduced model with a tag line – “start up don’t burn up” provides startups a staged path to create their prototype. As the first stage a free wireframing phase is jointly

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Amazon workers stage Black Friday protests in 15 countries


Amazon has hired hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle the spike in consumer demand. 

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A day after Amazon said it will give a holiday bonus to its front-line employees — those most at risk of contracting the coronavirus —  warehouse workers in multiple countries staged strikes and protests on Black Friday.

Full-time employees in the US from Dec. 1 to 31 are eligible for the $300 bonus, Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of retail operations, said Thursday in a company blog post. Part-time workers in the US employed during the same period will receive a $150 bonus, he said.

“Our teams are doing amazing work serving customers’

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‘Don’t count out technology,’ even as value stocks start to stage a comeback, says Oppenheimer’s strategy chief

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  • With positive COVID-19 vaccine news lifting value stocks related to the reopening trade, technology stocks have underperformed.
  • In fact, since September 23, value stocks have outperformed growth stocks across all market cap segments, according to a Monday note from Oppenheimer.
  • Technology investors should stay calm, as the underperformance of growth stocks over the past couple months likely has to do with a potential tax-hike under a Biden administration, the note said.
  • “Interest rates are likely to remain low for the intermediate term suggesting that growth will retain its attraction for investors,” Oppenheimer’s Chief Investment Strategist John Stoltzfus said.
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Value stocks have staged a comeback over the past two months as investors bet that beaten down cyclical shares will surge on an economic reopening.

The outperformance in value stocks relative to growth stocks has become more pronounced over the past week, with

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