My employer is reversing the 20% pay cut they announced at the beginning of April (noted above). It is due to the terms of the PPP loan they received at the beginning of the month (also noted above).

Apparently the forgivable portion of that loan is reduced by the amount of any payroll reductions made due to COVID-19. So they either pay the amount to employees or they repay it back to the government.

In this case at least, the “Payroll Protection” part of “PPP” seems to be working as designed.

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It was good to be reminded of my earlier observation that the frozen part can be the active agent, not just the passive recipient of light from above. When I not only centered my attention on the knot in my spine (for example) but also let it direct the show, shining its light outward, actively pushing its energy out in all directions—when I did that, I noticed something new: my whole system became calmer. I think this is because I don’t always need a new infusion of energy from above; the constant influx can overwhelm my system. Instead, the energy that’s already there just needs to organize itself, release itself, be liberated by the force of its own power and by the integration of the surrounding parts.

More water and sunlight are not always needed; the plant may just need to break through the surface of the soil.

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HR and tech – a tumultuous wave?

Scarcely has a work domain been bereft of the impact of technology, and HR is no exception. Technology has made inroads into HR as much as anywhere else, and as expected, led to a number of changes. https://usamediahouse.com/hr-and-tech-a-tumultuous-wave/

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Kinsey Millhone, from Sue Grafton's Alphabet books, is an obvious candidate.

How about Dorothy Sayers' Harriet Vane? She's listed as a protagonist in the wikipedia pages for the later Wimsey books...

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A couple more series from Seanan McGuire:

  • While I bounced off the October Daye books the first time I tried them, I took another run at them in 2018 based on a Twitter thread comparing them to the Kate Daniels books, and while the first half of the first book still struggled to hold my attention, this time I pushed through it, thoroughly enjoyed the second half, and then promptly devoured all of the other currently published books in the series.
  • I'm currently reading and enjoying the Rose Marshall books (set in the Incryptid universe, but focusing on ghosts rather than cryptids and the Price family)
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人生の路頭に迷ってる。

なにか目指すものもないし、目指し方もわからない。

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Another possible example of this that I thought of yesterday: church worship teams, which frequently lead songs whose theme or refrain is “Here I am singing this song and worshiping”.

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Vorobiev keeps on cranking them out. Not only is this another frame-story clip, but Chekhov's rifle is lampshaded.

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Something I miss from some mid-90's HTTP servers is autolink functionality: when selecting text as an anchor for a hyperlink, a query would be run on what would now be called a CMS, suggesting possible targets. Not only was this convenient for the author, but also for the reader, as it encouraged more informative anchor text than the frequent-at-the-time "this" or "here".

(yes, link rel= navigation was also automatically supported, as were Imagemaps.)

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In short, the entire published content of the CMS is contained in or derived from a single file.

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Lambek's "From word to sentence" notes (pp.79-80) the difficulty of shoehorning languages which use parallel constructions (resp. the mathematician's respectively) to place objects and modifiers, not in a nested order, but in parallel sequence (resp. not order-inverting). Maybe linguists need an equivalent of the zip function?

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Correction: Darius Bacon points out that Boole was before Peano in pointing out the connection to Taylor:

("An Investigation of the Laws of Thought", Ch.5 p.52 ... and I failed to find any mention of Taylor's 1715 result in De Morgan)

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The 80's cartoon "Mother for a little mammoth" (~8 min) is deeper than it first appears: not only were the ancestors of Mammuthus primigenius to be found in eastern Africa (Mammuthus subplanifrons), but there's a very similar relation (both geographic and familial) between Australopithecus afarensis and Homo sapiens.

... also, despite being equally unsure of what Cheburashka may be, I'd still offer a paw were we to cross in the street!

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updated Feb. 20, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Engaged employees are considered to be great assets for a magnetic culture in the workplace. Although nowadays, the term “Employee Engagement” has become common, and having an awesome employee engagement is what the business leaders, top CHRO & the other HR leaders wish for! So why not start this New Year with great employee engagement with these awesome tips & tricks.

http://www.thegoogleblog.com/education/jobs-career/hr-leaders/

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It's not gods who make pots

A Russian proverb I read on a programming blog:

"Не боги горшки обжигают"

As explained in Wikipedia:

All artificial objects in the world, no matter how minute or astonishing, were made by people, so do not get overexcited.

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Most of the HR professionals are uninitiated to the deep psychological understanding of the consequences of diversity principals and social responsibility. The significance of diversity and inclusion (D&I) appears hollow. It is never a part of their education and even while growing-up professionally. It leaves a lacuna which they find it hard to jump when suddenly one fine day they are in the top C-suite seat of chief of human resources.

http://articlesforwebsite.com/effective-leadership-management-better-workplace-diversity/

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updated Feb. 19, 2018, 6:29 a.m.

The most difficult task for any human resource leader is to plan the future of the workforce which requires strategic workforce planning and systematic human resource management. Well, there is no denying that human resource management is a necessity for the better future of any company. As an exemplary business leader and the one taking care of human resource management, it is of utmost importance to be ready with your planning before any crisis hits the workplace.

http://www.wholepost.com/good-human-resource-management-requires-strategic-workforce-planning/

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updated Feb. 16, 2018, 6:13 a.m.

The human resource automation has made easy managing human resources and no longer it is very expensive or complicated for even smaller companies to buy it. There are companies fighting against each other for the best HR practices in place because it is very critical to attract the top talent to the company for great returns on investment and business profits. The HR must always try to add value to itself as the essential foundation of the company strategy.

https://www.dizimug.in/2018/02/09/continuous-value-addition-for-effective-human-resource-management/

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updated Feb. 14, 2018, 4:53 a.m.

The HR leaders nowadays want to employ from a talent pool that is not restricted to the confines of the office building. The HR workforce aspires for an HR industry which consists of a talent pool from international boundaries and is ready to share their talent with the external organizations. This gives employees a better exposure and the HR workforce access to a whole new and fresh source of skill sets and talent.

http://www.topdigitalblog.com/coming-of-age-of-the-hr-industry-diminishing-hierarchies-and-increasing-open-networks/

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updated Feb. 13, 2018, 3:47 a.m.

A workforce is the backbone of any organization. It takes a lot of money and effort for organizations to hire a decent workforce which makes the employees liable to them in various aspects. However, if we see it from another angle, it is possible to consider employees as assets that can be invested in and governed to increase a company’s business value.

http://bit.ly/2H4GnSa

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updated Feb. 12, 2018, 6:56 a.m.
Dave

TIL

One of the most surprising things about electronic mail is the ease with which misinterpretations arise

was a 1985 sentiment from RAND report R3283, "Toward an Ethics and Etiquette for Electronic Mail". Now I'm imagining ca. 2005 Odeo looking at email and exclaiming "hold my beer!"

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updated Jan. 23, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

So at the end of April 1995, I joined other early contributors to the Web in Australia in Ballina.

According to Helen Ashman and Adrian Vanzyl's report on the conference in the ACM SIGLINK Newsletter (Vol. IV No.3) there were 140 participants and the conference and at least that many more on the waiting list!

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A few weeks ago, I had a great example of an interest that consumed my attention for a day but didn't last beyond that.

My wife and I went to the ballet.

I've always had this happen with ballet: I get obsessed with it briefly and then my interest fades. Back when I was 8 or 9 I attended my younger sister's ballet performance and wanted to become a dancer. It never went anywhere. A couple of times as an undergraduate, I went to the ballet. Always loved it at the time but nothing ever came of it.

So anyway, we went the ballet a few weeks ago. When I came home I spent hours reading up on terminology, watching videos of great dancers doing particular moves. I was obsessed. For just that day.

I woke up the next day and went back to Greek and linguistics. Maybe Carl Djerassi would call that the equivalent of meeting up with the same person every few years for just one night.

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updated Jan. 12, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

zsh scripting is mostly compatible with bash scripting. http://slopjong.de/2012/07/02/compatibility-between-zsh-and-bash/

So I would do well to still focus on learning bash scripting, even if I start using zsh for interactive use.

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updated Jan. 3, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Not one to let Shnur have all the disaster fun, Vorobiev's "I love You" manages to close off the "Crazy" troika with a bang.

For memory, the excellent start:

and somewhat weaker bridge:

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  • Landscape In Sunlight and Seaview House, both by Elizabeth Fair. As previously reported, I found the first of her novels to be “Decent enough light reading”, and felt the same about Landscape In Sunlight. On the other hand, Seaview House was heavily concerned with “will X marry Y or Z”, which I found tedious.
  • The Best Of All Possible Worlds and The Galaxy Game, both by Karen Lord; the former a re-read in preparation for reading the latter, which is its sequel. I find the first of these is a much smoother read than the second, which is clogged up with lots of infodumping and not-clearly-separated points of view.
  • Half A King by Joe Abercrombie, which I downloaded a sample of after recommendation from fred_mouse. Couldn't get into it, though, so decided against buying the full book.
  • Letters To A Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash. A bit repetitive, and some of it felt very naive to me, but overall an interesting read.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. A re-read, and along with it I read the tor.com re-read posts. I’ve read this several times before, but this was my first time reading it after having watched the recent TV adaptation, and it reinforced my opinion that the adaptation was a really good one.
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What a long strange trip it's been...

A 1980's Latvian song contest finalist:

had its tune taken, with the lyrics changed out for a different story, becoming not only a soviet hit when sung by Пугачева, but an evergreeen, even in translation*...

...among which, a persian translation performed (indoors, judging by the liberal amounts of greenscreen) by the Iranian singer Farzaneh ...

... then recently reprised in Tadjikistan by Фарангис: (NSFW if you're in a country where you shouldn't be watching grown women without hats in the office...)

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Glyph

Free

“Free” as in “mattress”.

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updated June 14, 2017, 9:28 a.m.

The Moskva may not have a delta at the Oka, but the russian alphabet does have a «дэ» ... I wonder what was the inspiration for this rather slidey, bluesy tune?

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updated June 5, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

Sartoria Veneta è la risposta a tutte le esigenze del piano. Questa società produttiva comprende ciò che i clienti richiedono e, inoltre, progetta capi che utilizzano superficie fantastico. Esso offre ai clienti un efficace modi di trasporto i costi di vantaggio

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updated May 16, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

LaTeX. That's a thing I should probably be more familiar with...

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Convert an SVG to a PNG easily:

convert -resize <x>x<y> input.svg output.png

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Robert Rees

TIL

Gnome Keyring doesn't support Ed25519 SSH keys

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In which Nazis (whose black & white world was a tragedy) find themselves inexplicably vividly colorized (this time in a rainbow palette, as farce).

Cf the "All You Need is Love" scene from "Yellow Submarine" (which was available on YT a decade ago, but I guess the blue meanies have bubbled it in the interim)

Yes, let us mix, Max. I've never admitted it before, but my cousin is the blue bird of happiness!

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Filters can be used through an annotation or they can be declared directly in the application config section for Jinja2.

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I'm also experimenting with other Markdown editors. It's a little disappointing that the pickings for Windows are pretty slim.

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Why talent mobility is a must-do strategy for HR

Talent mobility makes the right skillsets available to the relevant roles within an organization, making it a strategy that HR can scarcely afford to not emphasize in its operations.

https://www.topchro.com/article/why-talent-mobility-is-a-must-do-strategy-for-hr

Tags: employee retention, talent retention, talent acquisition, engaging experience, HR leader, employee productivity, employee engagement

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Ways to improve employee engagement and retention strategies.

Disengagement in the workplace prompts higher absenteeism, lower quality, and reduced productivity. People decide to leave their current organization and start seeking new job avenues. Low employee engagement leads to a higher turnover rate, increases hiring and on boarding costs.

https://www.topchro.com/article/ways-to-improve-employee-engagement-and-retention-strategies

Tags: employee engagement, retention strategies, engage to retain, hiring costs, onboardings costs, workplace productivity, employee retention, disengagement at work, employee attrition, employee motivation, engaged employees, employee productivity,

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Counting the quiet ones: Why you must care for introverts

They may be quietly hammering away, but introverts bring a uniquely valuable set of skills and strengths to the workplace, which senior management would do well to play up.

https://www.topchro.com/article/counting-the-quiet-ones-why-you-must-care-for-introverts

Tags: employee motivation, workplace culture/culture at work, engaged employees, employee happiness, employee engagement, workplace discrimination

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Flexible work arrangement: pros and cons for employers and employees

Foster an organization of healthy and happy employees with flexitime concept in place!

https://www.topchro.com/article/Flexible-work-arrangement-pros-and-cons-for-employers-and-employees

Tags: workplace flexibility, employee happiness, culture at work/workplace culture, flexible time work, workforce management, remote work/work from home, employee wellness, happiness at workplace, employee motivation

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Coronavirus Immune: 4 HR Priorities to Protect Workplace

Coronavirus is halting businesses and scaring people. HR leaders have a big role to play in maintaining business stability amid this din. Here’s what HR leaders can do to protect their workplace.

Tags: hr leaders, hr leader roles, chro roles, employee wellness, paid leaves, covid 19, coronavirus hr roles, covid hr leader roles

https://medium.com/@shanmon.wilson/coronavirus-immune-4-hr-priorities-to-protect-workplace-a8fab54f9de3

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Top 8 Initiatives by CHROs this year

From boosting innovation and inclusion to offering better benefits such as flexible work, CHROs took a number of initiatives to boost their HR strategy in 2019.

https://www.topchro.com/article/top-8-initiatives-by-chros-this-year

Tags: chros, chief HR officer, chief human resource officer, hr leaders, chro roles, hr strategy, human resource leaders

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Happy holidays – why a break need not be stressful

Not just a break from everything, holidays also bring immense stress! Flexible work culture can boost workplace productivity and bring happiness at work.

https://www.topchro.com/article/happy-holidays-why-a-break-need-not-be-stressful

Tags:flexible work culture, workplace flexibility, work culture, workplace productivity, work from home/remote work culture, happiness at work, work-life balance

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Latest on Private Equity Industry

Stay updated on the latest global private equity trends. Read more about the private equity insights through our specially created blogs on private equity.

Check Here - https://www.pinterest.com/uspecinsights/latest-on-private-equity-industry/

Tags: private equity, latest on private equity, pe firms, private equity industry, private equity trends

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Top 3 Cyber Threats And Its Mitigation For Private Equity Firms

Private equity (PE) firms are becoming more dependent on outsourcing as they adopt novel technologies for operations. Though this is a welcoming task, it is a daunting task as well. The number of threats they expose themselves is bound to increase at an exponential rate. Tags: PE firms, private equity firms, private equity industry, cyber threat in PE firms, Read Here: https://www.nairaland.com/5733732/top-3-cyber-threats-mitigation

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Career at Private Equity vs Hedge Funds – A Full Comparison

You are interested in the buy-side of investing and looking for interesting and lucrative career opportunities (preferably with better working hours), what are the career paths that you can choose?

Tags: private equity careers, jobs in private equity, PE professionals, US private equity firms

Read More: https://www.thebaynet.com/community/education/career-at-private-equity-vs-hedge-funds-a-full-comparison.html

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What Career Options do I have after Private Equity?

Are you planning to move out of the field of private equity? Do you think that you are not cut out for your PE role and wish to explore your options? If yes, this is the right place for you to identify the sectors that you can enter after leaving your private equity job.

Read More: http://soft2share.com/what-career-options-do-i-have-after-private-equity/

Tags: careers in private equity, finance careers, private equity jobs, private equity careers, jobs in private equity

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Factors to Consider While Mapping the Crowded Private Equity Landscape

The two words that conjure jet setting globe-trotting careers and power business lunches with the high and mighty have a lot of sweat and toil behind the scenes. Not to mention the intense competition to deploy capital to the highest ROI generating assets and enterprises.

Reads here: https://www.uspec.org/blog/factors-to-consider-while-mapping-the-crowded-private-equity-landscape

Tags: Private Equity, Private Equity Players, Private Equity Landscape, Global Public Equities, Private Equity Industry, PE Firms, Private Equity Firms, PE Investors, Private Equity Careers, PE World, Global PE, Private Equity Certifications, Career in Private Equity, Private Equity Specialist

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Using Price-To-Earnings (PE) Ratio For Stock Assessments

Price-to-earnings or PE ratio helps investors in comparing stocks and selecting one with better success potential. Check this article for the right stock investment assessments and other useful tips.

Tags: private equity, private equity news, trends on private equity, PE ratio, price earning ratio, PE industry

https://www.uspec.org/blog/using-price-to-earnings-pe-ratio-for-stock-assessments

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Chartered Private Equity Professional | Bain Capital Partners | USPEC Bain Capital is a global alternative investment firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. It specializes in private equity, venture capital and credit products. Tags: PE professional, private equity professional, uspec partners, capital management firms, private equity investment firms in US, US private equity firms, private equity firms in austin tx, private equity industry https://www.uspec.org/private-equity-firms/bain-capital

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Value Creation: The Next-Level Competitive Advantage For Ambitious PE Firm

Sprawling acquisition prices & shrinking return margins are giving PE firms hard time extracting paybacks from deals. Value creation in PE can help investors.

Tags: PE Firms, PE Professionals, COVID-19, PwC Survey, Portfolio Companies, Investors, Depth Market Analysis, Financing, Structuring, Value Creation in PE, Financial Crisis, Market Structure, Business Model, Pricing Transformations, Enterprise Certification, Learning and Skills

https://www.uspec.org/blog/value-creation-the-next-level-competitive-advantage-for-ambitious-pe-firms

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Why breaks from work are great for work

Lower burnout, improved productivity and higher energy are among the benefits of making paid time off an integral part of your organizational culture.

https://www.topchro.com/article/why-breaks-from-work-are-great-for-work

Tags: paid time off, work-life balance, flexible work, organizational culture, workplace culture, vacation pay, pto policy

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Why become a certified HR professional?

HR Certification can augment salaries and put certified HR professionals in direct line of promotion. Certification for HR professional opens new opportunities

https://www.topchro.com/article/why-become-a-certified-hr-professional

Tags: HR professional, HR certification, certification for HR professionals, certified HR professionals, human resource professionals

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Chartered Private Equity Professional | Oaktree Capital Partners | USPEC

Oaktree Capital Management is a leading global alternative investment management firm with expertise in credit strategies. The firm was formed in 1995 by a group of individuals who had been investing together since the mid-1980s in high yield bonds, convertible securities, distressed debt, real estate, control investments and listed equities.

Tags: PE professional, private equity professional, uspec partners, capital management firms, private equity investment firms in US, US private equity firms, private equity firms in austin tx, private equity industry

https://www.uspec.org/private-equity-firms/oaktree-capital-management

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Getting Into Canadian Private Equity Firms: An Overview

Canadian Private Equity Firms – Canada is a mid-market country with mid-market companies. There exists a lot of competition in the private equity marketplace. Pension funds or private equity funds have more capital now than they had ever. There are new entrants with pension funds and a lot of dry powder.

Tags: Canadian Private Equity Firm, private equity firms, private equity professionals, top PE firms, PE professionals, private equity jobs, private equity careers, Working in a private equity firm

https://www.skjano.com/canadian-private-equity-firms/

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Private Equity Buyouts Will Surge This Recession

Private equity firms are likely to step in to save the businesses facing the brunt of coronavirus outbreak. Experts believe PE firms buyout will increase if a recession follows. Here’s why.

Tags: private equity firms, PE investment firms, private equity professionals, private equity markets, private equity industry, Private Equity associations, Professionals at private equity

https://medium.com/@chris.gilbertt111/private-equity-buyouts-will-surge-this-recession-a2a1e6fcfb7

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What COVID-19 means for Private Equity firms

Economists and policy-makers may be at loggerheads — not just within but between themselves too — on whether or not the US and some European markets have entered a recession, but there is no denying the volatility of these markets in the present scenario.

https://medium.com/@chris.gilbertt111/what-covid-19-means-for-private-equity-firms-adaee396eb9e

Tags: cpep certification, private equity certification, PE firms, top private eqtuiy firms, prvate equity professionals, private equity, US private equity firms, PE professionals, private equity investment professionals

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Centerbridge Partners - USPEC

Centerbridge is a multi-strategy private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts and distressed securities. The firm manages over $25 billion of assets and is based in New York City, with an additional office in London.

https://www.uspec.org/private-equity-firms/Centerbridge-Capital-Partners

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My employer is reversing the 20% pay cut they announced at the beginning of April (noted above). It is due to the terms of the PPP loan they received at the beginning of the month (also noted above).

Apparently the forgivable portion of that loan is reduced by the amount of any payroll reductions made due to COVID-19. So they either pay the amount to employees or they repay it back to the government.

In this case at least, the “Payroll Protection” part of “PPP” seems to be working as designed.

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Last week during days when I’ve had to drive to the office, I counted three people besides myself who wore masks. This is at a location that on a pre-COVID normal day would have had around 30 people.

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Last week, after reading a recent piece in the NYT a few of us in my family have ordered or borrowed pulse oximeters (including my brother above, who has since tested positive). It appears that when COVID-19 complications occur, blood oxygen levels often drop to dangerous levels days in advance of any breathing difficulty, and this $50 device can provide you an early warning sign:

There is a way we could identify more patients who have Covid pneumonia sooner and treat them more effectively — and it would not require waiting for a coronavirus test at a hospital or doctor’s office. It requires detecting silent hypoxia early through a common medical device that can be purchased without a prescription at most pharmacies: a pulse oximeter.

Pulse oximeters helped save the lives of two emergency physicians I know, alerting them early on to the need for treatment. When they noticed their oxygen levels declining, both went to the hospital and recovered (though one waited longer and required more treatment). Detection of hypoxia, early treatment and close monitoring apparently also worked for Boris Johnson, the British prime minister.

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My brother (lives in the same state) has been sick for a week; now that Minnesota’s testing ramp is underway, he was able to get tested for COVID-19, and his results came back positive today.

He has been working from home for more than a month. We suppose he caught it from his wife who is an essential worker dealing with hundreds of people in public every day, though she has no symptoms so far.

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Hellman Fried man Management | Certified Private Equity Professional | USPEC

H&F, founded in 1984 by Warren Hellman and Tully Friedman, is an American private equity firm, that makes investments primarily through leveraged buyouts and minority growth capital investments.

https://www.uspec.org/PrivateEquityFirms/hellman-friedman-management

Tags: Man Management, Private Equity, American Private Equity,Investment

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I’ve looked at the details of Apple and Google’s joint contact-tracing effort and I have to say, I think it is going to fail to make much, if any, difference.

They are going to absolutely nail the fundamentals, except for the part about actually verifying when someone has tested positive. There is going to be no standard for that.

In fact any piece that relies on the private health system make correct design choices and provide clear data and standards will fall flat on its face. People will spuriously self-report as positive, whether by accident or through idle malice.

The system will end up being useless.

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Have I had it already? The question lots of people are asking themselves, especially after recent autopsies and other work point to several weeks of previously undetected cryptic transmission in US cities.

Seems to bear out this tweet from two months ago (Feb 29):

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Examinations Policies | USPEC Certification Examinations | USPEC

In the event that you fail your first (1st) attempt to pass USPEC certification examination, before you can take second (2nd) or any subsequent attempts to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of your last attempt to pass such examination.

https://www.uspec.org/uspec-certification-examinations/examinations-policies

Tags: USPEC Examinations Policies, exam policies, private equity certification, private equity examination, uspec exam,

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Making & Growing PE Careers - Career in Private Equity | Private Equity Jobs | USPEC

USPEC Certification gives the right boost for jobs and careers in private equity with the best and biggest private equity and investment banking companies worldwide.

https://www.uspec.org/career-in-private-equity TAGS:

"jobs in private equity, career in private equity, private equity jobs, private equity career

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Candidate Id Policy | USPEC Certification Examinations | USPEC

USPEC regularly monitors the performance of all exams to ensure the validity of exam results and use advanced statistical analytical algorithms to calculate the candidate’s test score. The candidate must score 65% or higher in order to pass the exam. The result can be viewed on the candidate’s myUSPEC account on the official USPEC website after 5 working days, starting from the day of the exam.

https://www.uspec.org/uspec-certification-examinations/candidate-id-policy

Tags: USPEC examinee policies, careers in private equity, private equity career, private equity professional

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USPEC Certification Examinations | USPEC

USPEC exams are built by the industry, for the industry. We draw the content for the exams from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback and contributions from our team of volunteer subject matter experts. The result is a rigorous exam development process representing thousands of hours spent exceeding the knowledge standards the industry expects.

Tags: USPEC Examinations, private equity certification, private equity examination, uspec exam, uspec certification, certified private equity professional, certifications in private equity

https://www.uspec.org/uspec-certification-examinations/uspec-certification-examinations

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Candidate Testing Policies | USPEC Certification Examinations | USPEC

USPEC regularly monitors the performance of all exams to ensure the validity of exam results and use advanced statistical analytical algorithms to calculate the candidate’s test score. The candidate must score 65% or higher in order to pass the exam. The result can be viewed on the candidate’s myUSPEC account on the official USPEC website after 5 working days, starting from the day of the exam.

https://www.uspec.org/uspec-certification-examinations/candidate-testing-policies

Tags: candidate testing policies, uspec policies

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Private Equity Industry | Private Equity Professional | USPEC USPEC’s knowledge frameworks and globally respected private equity practice expertise combine industry leading, definitive guidelines for Private Equity professionals.

https://www.uspec.org/united-states-private-equity-council-framework

Tags: private equity industry, private equity professional, private equity practice, private equity learning, private equity training programs

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United States Private Equity Council | Private Equity Professional | USPEC

USPEC is a CredForce Consortium member–credentialing body. Activities related to management of customer relationships, customer–support, credentialing logistics, partner–network, and invoicing for USPEC and all CredForce Consortium members are exclusively handled by the CredForce worldwide network. All queries may be safely directed to info.uspec@credforce.com. USPEC is the worldwide leader in private equity certification & certificate in finance leading to global private equity jobs. Learn private equity research & training.

https://www.uspec.org/

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Private Equity Insights | Private Equity Trends | Private Equity Blog | USPEC Stay updated on the latest global private equity trends. Read more about the private equity insights through our especially created blogs on private equity.

https://www.uspec.org/insights

Tags: private equity news, private equity trends, private equity insights, private equity blog, private equity publications, private equity trends 2016, private equity industry trends

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Private Equity University | Private Equity Partners | Equity in Education

USPEC Partnership Opportunities provide immense growth for universities and educational institutions offering private equity courses.

https://www.uspec.org/united-states-private-equity-council-partnership

Tags: private equity partners, private equity university, private equity education, private equity in education, equity in education, Private equity university partnership, private equity conference

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Top Business & Finance schools | Top Universities in the World | USPEC

Get your professionals/students credentialed at business and finance schools. Become academic partners by applying for business schools and university partnerships.

https://www.uspec.org/top-business-finance-schools-and-universities

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Exam Security | USPEC Certification Examinations | USPEC

USPEC takes the security of our certification exams seriously. One of our primary goals is to ensure the highest integrity of exam content and fairness for all candidates during the delivery of USPEC’s certification exams. Cheating and/or suspicious behavior observed during the exam is not tolerable.

Tags: USPEC Exam Security

Read More - https://www.uspec.org/uspec-certification-examinations/exam-security

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Exam Development | USPEC Certification Examinations | USPEC USPEC exams are built by the industry, for the industry. We draw the content for the exams from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback and contributions from our team of volunteer subject matter experts. The result is a rigorous exam development process representing thousands of hours spent exceeding the knowledge standards the industry expects. https://www.uspec.org/uspec-certification-examinations/exam-development Tags: USPEC Exam Development

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A Solemn Vow – Inside Debt Covenants

The private equity industry opts for covenant-lite structures, i.e., lending without covenants as the pandemic COVID-19 weakens the covenant protection for lenders.

https://www.uspec.org/blog/a-solemn-vow-inside-debt-covenants

Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Stakeholders, Private Equity Industry, Private Equity Firms, Private Equity Acquisitions, Debt Instruments, Debt Investments, Debt Financing, Debt and Covenants, Lenders in Private Equity Industry

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The big impact everyone is discussing today is that oil futures contracts for May 2020 (and only May) are below $1/barrel or even negative. This apparently has to do with today being some kind of due date; if you hold the contract beyond today you’ll be required to take physical delivery of the oil, and (for now) no one wants it.

However, this is not much of a felt impact for me and a lot of people, for the same reason that is causing the plummeting oil prices: we don’t drive much anymore. Also, neither I nor anyone I know works in the oil industry.

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I found out last week that my employer did manage to secure a (presumably) forgiveable loan/advance under the Payroll Protection Program.

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OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN AI INCLUSION – LESSONS FROM UNILEVER

The Unilever case study may inspire HR leaders to contemplate on AI adoption in HR functions. Among the various HR tech trends, AI in recruitment is promising.

https://www.topchro.com/article/opportunities-and-challenges-in-ai-inclusion-lessons-from-unilever

Tags: AI in HR, AI adoption in HR, HR technology, HR tech, HR tech trends, AI INCLUSION in HR, AI technologies in HR, AI in recruitment

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How to crack the holiday hiring code

When hiring managers tweak recruitment strategy during holiday hiring for permanent workers and holiday enthusiasts, then it leads to the best people on board.

https://www.topchro.com/article/how-to-crack-the-holiday-hiring-code

Tags: hiring strategy, holiday hiring, hiring managers, hire strategy, recruitment strategy, strategic hiring, hiring strategy plan, holiday hiring strategy, holiday hire, candidate hiring process

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Creating business value through HR transformation

Human Resources transformation drives business transformation. Know how to create a business environment to drive human resources transformation.

Read More: https://www.topchro.com/article/creating-business-value-through-hr-transformation

Tags: hr leaders, best hr leaders, hr transformation, hr technology/hr tech

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IRS stimulus check deposited to my checking account today, 17 days after passage of the CARES act. The amount correctly reflected our income, marriage status and the fact that we have two dependent children. Our immediate needs are already taken care of for now, so our plan for this money is to stick it in our emergency fund and re-evaluate at the end of the year.

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Women in Leadership

Gender diversity and inclusion in the workforce is shrinking the global gender gap. It brings a balanced growth as we see women in senior leadership roles

Tags: Women in Leadership, Gender Equality in Workplace, global gender gap, gender diversity, diversity and inclusion global gender gap index, women leadership roles, role of women in leadership, women senior leadership roles, senior leadership

https://www.topchro.com/article/women-in-leadership

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This will be the first full week I’ve worked from home.

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I started wearing a mask to work today, the first in my company to do so. This may be in part because I have some decent masks leftover from a trip, and they are quite hard to buy at the moment. But it also definitely feels like I am swimming against the social current here, and I am getting a lot of looks.

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My employer announced that amid a falloff in sales they are cutting most employees’ pay by 20% and converting some salaried/exempt employees’ status to hourly/non-exempt. The stated goal is to keep everyone employed amid uncertainty as to how long the downturn will last.