Newsweek International 10/23/2020

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centum investment company - powering kenya’s growth

Growth will be driven by the country’s powerhouse local industry, making companies like Centum Investment Company and its indomitable Chairman of the Investment Committee board and significant shareholder, Dr. Christopher J Kirubi, the lynchpin to a robust recovery. Established in 1967 as a Nairobi-based investment company with just KES2 million ($18,450) of paid-up capital, the company has since risen to become a leading vehicle for growth and diversification in East Africa. It is listed on exchanges in Nairobi and Kampala. CEO James Mworia says the company has remained healthy despite the pandemic. “Even with Covid situation I think we’ll still have some growth; the Kenyan economy has proved to be quite resilient. We anticipate annual growth could hit between 5% and 7 % post-Covid. As the economy grows, market opportunities expand in…

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the archives

2005 “When will the real world catch up?” asked Newsweek, referring to the many movies and shows that portray women in power. Some fear that “those glass ceilings have been broken for naught, and younger women...have decided that the struggle just isn’t worth it.” Women are now half of the U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 7.4 percent of Fortune 500 company CEOs and have never gotten key leadership positions like president or vice president. This year, perhaps, that might change with the selection of Kamala Harris, the first Black woman to be nominated for VP by a major party. 1966 According to Newsweek, Senator Robert F. Kennedy emerged as a strong advocate, giving “a bravura performance” to the Senate pushing for a $750 million anti-poverty bill. Last year, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, another…

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iceland: transcending global challenges

Its exceptional rebound from economic collapse after 2008’s financial meltdown stunned the world. Can the Atlantic island’s unique socioeconomic model help it transcend the current global crisis in the same way? The signs are that it can. Having brought COVID-19 under control early, its economy performed better in the first half of 2020 than many others in the European Economic Area. “A lesson we learned from 2008 is that you need to be financially prepared for a crisis. We had created cushions,” explains Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs. This allowed quick implementation of support measures for businesses and a workforce with the world’s highest level of gender equality—protecting an open economy lying only a few hours from the U.S. and Europe. “We have access to the larger part…

13 minutos
inside the fight for pennsylvania

ALL SUMMER LONG, JOE BIDEN SURROGATES in Pennsylvania lived in fear of a rerun of 2016’s Nightmare on Election Night, when the Democratic candidate for president, after leading in the polls for weeks, lost the state to Donald Trump by less than one percentage point, clearing his path to the White House. Their biggest concern was tactical: By avoiding in-person campaigning during the pandemic, Biden insiders worried, the former VP was ceding a big advantage to Trump, who, coronavirus be damned, was holding boisterous rallies across the Keystone State and, by proxy, knocking on millions of doors, just as he’d successfully done four years before. Fast forward to early fall, though, and suddenly Biden was everywhere—on a tour of western Pennsylvania with whistle stops in Pittsburgh, Latrobe, Greensburg and Johnstown;…

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the hidden champions of monozukuri

“There is an undeniable essence of devotion and sacrifice to work that forms the foundations of Monozukuri”Masahiko Suga, President, Magtronics From cars and electronics, to high-tech engineering components and machines, Japanese manufacturers are renowned for delivering the highest quality, ensuring the longstanding reputation of the ‘Made in Japan’ brand worldwide. In recent years, Japan has faced stiff competition from regional competitors that try to replicate the nation’s manufacturing standards. And while these competitors may surpass Japan in terms of quantity and price, they often fail to capture the true essence of Monuzukuri, the Japanese manufacturing philosophy grounded in dedication, skill and the pursuit of innovation. Monozukuri production has always been focused on the highest manufacturing standards, where painstaking attention to detail in every part of the production process results in products of unrivalled…

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crestec’s game-changing technology for 5g/6g optical device manufacturing

On the back of unfettered expansion in global internet services and the demand for ever faster bandwidths, the market for optical communication devices grew 14% CAGR between 2015 and 2019. DFB LDs (distributed feedback semiconductor laser diodes) are essential to the manufacture of optical devices. And with the advent of 5G (and later 6G), the market for high-performing DFBLDs is predicted to grow 30% CAGR through 2025. Such growth represents big opportunities for Crestec Corporation, which develops Advanced Productive Electron Beam Lithography (ELB) Systems for customers across the world. Crestec’s latest EBL model CABL-AP boasts superior operational features that will allow for greater speed and efficiency, higher precision and performance, and lower costs in the manufacturing of the latest DFB-LDs for 5G/6G, cloud services, medical sensing and LiDAR. “We believe that our…