New This Week: Selena Series, ‘Shameless’ and Shawn Mendes | Entertainment News

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

— Film history fans will get a meal out of David Fincher’s “Mank,” about “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz who is masterfully played by Gary Oldman. Shot in gorgeous black and white, “Mank” transports you into the depression era studio system, Upton Sinclair’s bid for governor, William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies’s elegant parties and to that bungalow in Victorville where the first draft of the classic Orson Welles film was composed. Available on Netflix on Friday, “Mank” is one of the year’s very best films and both a tribute to and searing critique of Hollywood’s golden age. Amanda Seyfried, as Davies, is one of the great performances of the year.

— Another film full of excellent performances is “Sound of Metal,” starring Riz Ahmed as a

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UAE jobs in demand: HR consultants, business analysts, legal managers – News

HR consultants, legal managers, finance and business analysts as well as managing directors are in high demand in the UAE, according to Robert Half, the world’s largest specialised staffing firm.

There is strong demand for new talent, particularly across the utilities, distribution, e-commerce, telecoms, insurance and healthcare sectors, it said in its latest UAE report on salaries and job market released on Monday.

Additionally, there is a clear shift in the skill sets being sought by hiring managers, with an uptick in demand for ‘soft’ skills such as agility, creativity and communication alongside core technical competencies in order for personnel to have the optimal attributes needed to navigate what remains a very challenging business climate.

“Although some sectors clearly had to downsize due to the Covid-19 crisis, many companies showed resilience by adapting quickly to the new business reality,” said Gareth El Mettouri, Associate Director, Robert Half Middle East.


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Arcadia Group collapses – biggest business failure of the pandemic so far | Business News

Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire has collapsed in the worst single corporate failure of the COVID-19 crisis to date, leaving 13,000 jobs hanging in the balance.

Administrators at Deloitte said they would now seek buyers for the business – whose brands ranging from Topshop and Topman to Dorothy Perkins and Burton “sit at the heart of the high street”.

Arcadia chief executive Ian Grabiner said it was an “incredibly sad day” and that the company had been unable to ride out the severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic on trading.

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Arcadia’s ‘£350m’ pension deficit in focus

Sky News had exclusively revealed on Friday that the group was on the brink of going into administration following the failure of talks over a £30m loan to help offset a coronavirus cash bleed.

Arcadia operates from 444 sites in the UK and

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Greenhouse Releases New Podcast Series, “DE&I Strategies That Work” | News

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Greenhouse, the hiring software company, today released a new limited series podcast, “DE&I strategies that work.” This podcast explores the challenges business leaders face in accelerating diversity within their organizations. Hosted by Daniel Chait, Greenhouse CEO and Co-founder, the series features Talent Makers™ from influential companies like JPMorgan Chase, Hubspot and X, the moonshot factory.

This new series in Greenhouse’s “Hiring for what’s next” podcast delivers advice from DE&I leaders and business executives on how to make companies more inclusive and diverse. Each episode delivers actionable ideas and commentary from highly respected voices in DE&I, and includes practical tips on creating more inclusive hiring practices with Ariel Lopez, Founder and CEO of Knac.

Topics covered in the series include:

  • DE&I as a catalyst for improving performance, productivity and innovation
  • How to avoid common challenges when gathering and
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Journalist and Bestselling Author Charles Duhigg Honored as a Business News Visionary

DENVER, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The 2020-2021 Business News Visionary Awards have recognized Charles Duhigg for his outstanding body of work and influence on the profession.

Duhigg is one of 52 prominent business and financial journalists recognized for their transformative contributions to the profession.

His oral history and profile are available at and will be featured in a commemorative book to be published next year.

Duhigg currently serves as a writer for The New Yorker and host of “How To!,” a weekly podcast produced for Slate. He is the author of two global bestselling books: “The Power of Habit” and “Smarter Faster Better.”

In 2013, while a reporter for The New York Times, Duhigg and his colleagues received the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for their articles exposing the darker side of business practices at Apple and other technology companies.

Charles Duhigg combines skillful reporting

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AstraZeneca, Oxford coronavirus vaccine news, questions about data

Early on November 23, AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced preliminary results from a trial of their coronavirus vaccine.

It should have been a moment of triumph.

They said the vaccine was 70% effective, on average, at preventing COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that’s swept the world. That surpassed standards that some regulators have set for approval, though it lags behind results from two other experimental vaccines.

But some of the information, disclosed in press releases, raised questions. The researchers provided little information about how they arrived at that efficacy figure, which combined data from different trials. Scientists also questioned how the company described the safety of the vaccines.

“The transparency and the quality of communications are probably almost as important as the results,” said Dr. Jesse Goodman, a former top scientist at the US Food and Drug Administration who’s now a professor at Georgetown University.

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IQST – iQSTEL Plans Reg CF Fundraising Where Investors Receive Visa Prepaid Debit Card As Investment Incentive | News

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — iQSTEL, Inc. (OTC: IQST)(“iQSTEL”), an international telecommunication and fintech service provider, recently announced a new Visa Prepaid Debit Card Service (PDCS) expected to generate estimated revenue over five years of $45 million to $128 million with an approximate EBITDA margin of 30% to 40%.



IQST has entered into an agreement with Payment Virtual Mobile Solutions, LLC (PayVMS) to build a PDCS.  The new PDCS will be constructed under a new corporation named Global Money One, Inc. ( iQSTEL will own 75% of Global Money One, Inc. with PayVMS owning the other 25%.

Global Money One, Inc. is a Delaware corporation.  IQST plans to make 24% of Global Money One available for sale in conjunction with a fund-raising initiative to finance the launch of the PDCS.  IQST further plans to utilize Regulation Crowd Funding (Reg CF) as the foundation of its strategic approach

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Business Survival in a Pandemic: The Importance of Local Ecosystems of Support – Non Profit News

Tudor Montague, owner of Sprit Mountain Roasting Company, pouring beans. Photo courtesy of author.

If the pandemic and the election have taught us anything, it is patience. Assume nothing; nothing is stable, and anything can change at any moment.

The one thing I do know for sure is that the pandemic and election season have shown us why systemic change is so necessary. Both President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris named systemic racism in their acceptance speeches as a top concern. The pandemic itself has revealed enormous cracks in our economic, social, and healthcare systems, exposing those most vulnerable to COVID-19: businesses, employees, essential workers, students, teachers, families. The list of impacts goes on.

What does all this mean for local business? We need to examine systems and how locally owned businesses and social enterprises participate in, contribute to, and evolve the system. As the pandemic traversed the

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China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. Announces Receipt of Preliminary Non-Binding “Going Private” Proposal and Formation of Special Committee | News

TAI’AN, China, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCRC) (“CCRC” or the “Company“), a leading e-commerce and financial services business process outsourcing (“BPO“) service provider in China, today announced that its board of directors (the “Board“) has received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter dated November 27, 2020 jointly submitted by its founder and chairman of the Board, Mr. Zhili Wang, Mr. Debao Wang, Mr. Guoan Xu, Mr. Qingmao Zhang, Mr. Long Lin, Mr. Jishan Sun and their respective affiliated entities (collectively, the “Buyer Group“), to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company not already owned by the Buyer Group in a going private transaction for $5.37 per share in cash (the “Proposal”). A copy of the proposal letter is attached hereto as Annex A.

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Online shopping continues with Cyber Monday | Business News

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· Tower Health opens new Family Medicine location at 3855 Penn Avenue in Sinking Spring

· Automotive News recently honored Gail Faulkner, longtime CEO of the Faulkner Automotive Group, as one of the Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. The award is given every five years to the 100 most influential women in the North American automotive industry.

· Penske Logistics earns 2020 SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

· Carroll Engineering Corporation, a full-service civil engineering firm, said Justin M. Coyle, Structural Department Manager, and John L. Koutsouros, Planning and Site Design Department Manager, have both been named its newest shareholders.

. Capital BlueCross to open health and wellness center in Allentown office building, at 1221 Hamilton Street. Renovations slated to be done by Feb. 2021

· Dunkin’ opens new

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