May 9, 2021


Mom and Body Barre business owner Paige Erwin works to keep all-female staff employed during pandemic

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The pandemic has been especially hard on women-owned businesses. A year after the pandemic hit, research shows more female-owned businesses have not only shut down, but are having a harder time recovering compared to their male counterparts.

Many refer to this time in our history as a ‘she-cession.’ As more and more women were forced to leave their careers to be at home for their families, it meant many women-owned businesses also closed their doors. It was a year of fighting against a global pandemic.

“Everyone on my team is either a mom, or one is

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Replace Symantec Endpoint Protection on personal devices – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff

After 20 years, UB is retiring Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-virus and firewall software this August. But faculty, staff and students can still keep their personal computers protected against viruses and identity theft: If you installed Symantec on your personal devices from the UBIT website, uninstall it and replace it with a reputable alternative.

For faculty and staff on UB-owned devices, no action is needed. Your departmental IT staff will migrate UB-owned devices to a new anti-virus solution before August.    If you have Symantec installed on a personally owned device, replace it with a safe alternative prior to Aug. 14 to

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Pompeo violated ethics rules by asking staff to carry out personal tasks, watchdog finds

The Department’s Office of Inspector General “found that both Secretary and Mrs. Pompeo requested that the political appointee and other employees in the Office of the Secretary undertake work of a personal nature, such as picking up personal items, planning events unrelated to the Department’s mission, and conducting such personal business as pet care and mailing personal Christmas cards,” according to the report. “OIG found that such requests were inconsistent with Department ethics rules and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.”

The report, which was published Friday, also noted that the Pompeos directed one
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Lawrence school board hires new education leader, adopts new health insurance plan for staff | News, Sports, Jobs

photo by: Meeting screenshot/Lawrence school board

Lawrence school board President Kelly Jones and Vice President Erica Hill are seen after the board approved hiring Kristen Ryan as the Lawrence school district’s new director of elementary schools during a special board meeting on Monday, April 5, 2021. | CoverNews by AF themes.