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Pai told Hoffman that Bill.com followed the advice in the book, choosing to continue investing in the business throughout the pandemic. "It's not something you do forever," Hoffman told Pai. Sanjay Srivastava, who oversees Genpact's AI, analytics, automation and digital technology services, said the book has influenced him on the job and at home. "I think every one of [the book's 10 principles] is completely applicable in the world of digital," he said. Visa's Rajat Teneja told Kanter he was inspired by the many stories, and particularly taken with her eponymous "Kanter's Law."
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In this quintessential business book, What You Do is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture, Ben Horowitz, co-founder of the legendary Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz, offers lessons in corporate culture-building told through a diverse group of historical examples, from a slave revolt in Haiti to Genghis Khan.
Persons: Ben Horowitz, Andreesen Horowitz, Genghis Khan Locations: Silicon, Haiti
U.S. missionaries say 2 of 17 abductees freed in Haiti
  + stars: | 2021-11-22 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +2 min
Two of 17 members of a missionary group who were kidnapped more than a month ago have been freed in Haiti and are safe, "in good spirits and being cared for," their Ohio-based church organization announced Sunday. Christian Aid Ministries issued a statement saying it could not give the names of those released, why they were freed or other information. The missionaries were kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang on Oct. 16. The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang has threatened to kill the hostages unless his demands are met. The spokesman for Haiti's National Police, Gary Desrosiers, confirmed to The Associated Press that two hostages were released on Sunday.
Persons: wasn't, Gary Desrosiers, Jovenel Moise Organizations: Christian Aid Ministries, Authorities, Haiti's National Police, Associated Press, FBI, U.S Locations: Haiti, Ohio, U.S, Canada
A religious organization announced Sunday that two of its missionaries who were taken hostage with 15 others last month in Haiti have been released. Christian Aid Ministries, an Ohio-based nonprofit organization, didn't identify the two missionaries or the circumstances behind their release. The organization said its heart was still with the more than a dozen other missionaries still being held. Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Titanyen, Haiti, on Oct. 22. It's unclear whether either of the released hostages is one of the children.
Persons: Ricardo Arduengo, wasn't, Jovenel Moïse Organizations: Christian Aid Ministries, U.S, Getty Locations: Haiti, Ohio, Port, Titanyen, AFP
Two of the 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti last month have been released, the missionary group said on Sunday. Christian Aid Ministries, the Berlin, Ohio-based group, said in a statement that it could neither provide nor confirm the identities of the two people released, the reasons for their release or their whereabouts.
Organizations: Christian Aid Ministries Locations: Haiti, Berlin , Ohio
Two people associated with an American missionary group seized in a mass kidnapping in Haiti more than a month ago have been released, the organization said Sunday. The hostages were among 17 people kidnapped by a notorious Haitian gang on Oct. 16 as they paid a visit to an orphanage outside the capital, Port-au-Prince. In announcing that two of them had been released, the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries urged discretion to protect those still in the hands of the gang members. “We cannot provide or confirm the names of those released, the reasons for their release, where they are from, or their current location,” the group said. “We ask that those who have more specific information about the release and the individuals involved would safeguard that information.”
Persons: , Organizations: Christian Aid Locations: American, Haiti, Port, Ohio
MEXICO CITY — Haiti on Friday opened a consulate in the southern Mexican border city of Tapachula in a bid to help manage migration, Mexico’s government said, amid a steep increase in Haitians attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico frontier this year. The opening of the consulate near the Guatemalan border is part of efforts between the governments of Mexico and Haiti to look after migrants from the Caribbean nation inside Mexican territory, the Mexican government said in a statement. The rise in the number of Haitians making their way through Mexico has been spurred by economic malaise, a devastating earthquake and political turmoil following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in July. On Thursday, a caravan of around 3,000 migrants featuring many Haitians set off from Tapachula toward the U.S.-Mexico border, where mass arrivals of Haitian nationals sparked a crisis for the Biden administration in September.
Persons: Jovenel Moise, Biden Organizations: MEXICO CITY Locations: MEXICO, Haiti, Mexican, Tapachula, U.S, Mexico, Guatemalan, Caribbean
Haiti is sliding deeper into chaos, as mass kidnappings escalate and gangs become powerful enough to blackmail the government and choke the impoverished nation’s struggling economy. Nearly a month after a group of 17 American and Canadian missionaries and their families were abducted in Haiti, negotiations to free the hostages drag on. The extended captivity of the missionaries, a group that includes an infant and four other children, has added to a growing sense of anarchy in the country of 11 million.
Locations: Haiti
That dynamic leads some to worry about more bloodshed after Otoniel's arrest. See all newslettersMexico City — The same day Colombia's armed forces captured Dario Antonio Usuga, known as Otoniel, Colombian President Ivan Duque said the arrest was "only comparable to the fall of Pablo Escobar." A solider and a policeman patrol near a wreckage of a passenger bus torched by Clan del Golfo members, in Medellin, April 1, 2016. An AGC operative said after Otoniel's arrest that his capture hadn't affected business, telling Insider that "the organization has continued working under a new administration." "We will continue to combat the Clan del Golfo and will not rest until this organization is finished.
Persons: Pablo Escobar, Escobar's, Dario Antonio Usuga, Ivan Duque, Ejercito Popular de Liberación, Otoniel, del, Who's, Escobar, Carlos Bohorquez, Duque, Bohorquez, , Juan Carlos Pinzón, Sergio Guzmán, Guzmán, Carlos Lehder, bandas, Pinzon, Antonio Usuga, Otoniel …, Gen, Fernando Murillo, Murillo, Clan del, John Vizcaino Murillo, Wilmer, Jobanis de Jesus Avila, Jose, Gonzalito, Sanchez, Orozman Osten Blanco, Rodrigo Flechas, RAUL ARBOLEDA, del Golfo, Chiquito Malo, " Murillo Organizations: Ejercito Popular de, Armed, Clan del, REUTERS, Medellin Cartel, our Police, Military Force, Twitter, Cali Cartel, AGC, Colombian, Reuters, National Police, UN, Drugs, Getty, del Locations: Mexico, Colombian, Colombia, Sinaloa, Uraba, Medellin, Clan, Puerto Escondido, Cordoba, Haiti, Necocli, AFP, Necoclí, Panama
What Does It Take to Build a Disaster-Proof House?
  + stars: | 2021-11-12 | by ( Candace Jackson | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +2 min
“It’s like living in a cave,” Mr. Runge said. But there’s a downside: Compressed earth block homes are labor-intensive to build and may not be any cheaper than wood-frame houses. As Mr. Phinizy put it: “It’s not all dirt cheap, so to speak.”Earth blocks also weigh up to 40 pounds each, Mr. Runge said, which makes them difficult to transport in large quantities. For the first three years that he owned the company, Mr. Runge said he had about one house under construction every year. “We’ve got manatees that come right up to our dock, and dolphins that come up to the sea wall,” said Mr. Tener, a mechanical engineer.
Persons: Ryan Runge, Mr, Runge, Phinizy, it’s, , , Tammy Tener, “ We’ve, Tener Organizations: Technologies Locations: Haiti, Mexico, United States, Florida, Crystal River
Thousands of politicians and activists attended the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow last week. At least 503 fossil fuel lobbyists attended the event, according to the NGO Global Witness. A UN list of provisional participants obtained by Global Witness said that at least 503 fossil fuel lobbyists attended the event. One of the most prominent presences was the International Emissions Trading Association, which took 103 delegates, including three from the oil giant BP, Global Witness said. Representatives from more than 100 fossil fuel companies were present at COP26, Global Witness said, as well as 30 trade associations.
Persons: COP26, Insider's Tom Colson, Xi Jinping, Greta Thunberg Organizations: Global, Service, UN, Emissions Trading Association Locations: Glasgow, Scotland, Brazil, COP26, Puerto Rico, Myanmar, Haiti, Philippines, Mozambique, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Russia
The US is easing travel restrictions for most international travelers starting November 8. The ban will allow air travel from previously restricted countries as long as the traveler has proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a negative test. Retail and hospitality companies in the US hope the return of international travelers will create a boost for business. Starting November 8, international visitors from 33 countries can again fly into the US as long as the traveler has proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a negative test. Retailers are also optimistic that international travelers will also serve as a new wave of spenders as the holiday shopping season nears.
Persons: Biden, Matt Shay Organizations: Service, COVID, Airline, Food and Drug Administration, World Health, Pfizer, Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, US, International, Retail Federation, CNBC Locations: Moderna, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Armenia, Haiti, New York, San Francisco
Dining Sheds Saved N.Y.C. Could They Destroy It?
  + stars: | 2021-11-05 | by ( Ginia Bellafante | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +2 min
It is the nature of things in a place where space is so scarce that a munificent policy gesture over here so quickly comes to seem like a shaft over there. The city permitted bars and restaurants to set up on sidewalks and in the streets as an emergency measure to save a devastated industry vital to the economy. “We were here during the pandemic; we don’t have a second home; we were the ones getting takeout. But now this is too much.” What she is hoping for is better and more efficient regulation — perhaps beginning with an end to the vermin problem. As president of a local neighborhood association, she planted flowers around tree beds in the spring only to find them destroyed by rats who have taken up residence under dining sheds and are, as she put it, “getting room service.’'
Persons: Koenigsberg, Margie Dienstag, , , Locations: New York, Manhattan, Midtown —, Haiti, East Hampton
As South Korea begins its phased easing of Covid restrictions, the risk of infections will “only increase,” particularly among younger people, who have lower vaccination rates, Son Young-rae, a Health Ministry spokesman, said on Wednesday. South Korea began vaccinating those ages 16 to 17 on Oct. 18 and those ages 12 to 15 on Nov. 1. More than 24 percent of Covid patients are teenagers, the interior and safety minister, Jeon Hae-cheol, said on Wednesday. It said that it would also closely monitor cases and adherence to Covid rules at 320 cram schools nationwide. David Y. Ige said that his state would ease Covid restrictions this month and welcome international travelers again, under new federal guidelines that go into effect on Nov. 8.
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The New York Times building is seen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 3, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonNov 3 (Reuters) - The New York Times Co (NYT.N) reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday, as a surge in marketing spend by companies emerging from the pandemic bolstered its digital ad business. The publisher's digital ad revenue jumped 40.2% in the third quarter, putting it on a path to growth following a hammering at the peak of the pandemic when companies slashed their ad budgets to save up on cash. The company posted an adjusted profit of 23 cents per share in the third quarter on revenue of $509.1 million. Analysts had expected a profit of 20 cents per share on revenue of $499.1 million, according to Refinitiv data.
Persons: Shannon Stapleton, COVID, Meredith Kopit Levien, Eva Mathews, Bernard Orr, Anil D'Silva Organizations: New York Times, REUTERS, New York Times Co, Times, New, Governor, The Times, Thomson Locations: Manhattan , New York, U.S, Afghanistan, Haiti, Bengaluru
Babies with syphilis may have deformed bones, damaged brains, and struggle to hear, see, or breathe. In the United States, more than 129,800 syphilis cases were recorded in 2019, double the case count of five years prior. In the same time period, cases of congenital syphilis quadrupled: 1,870 babies were born with the disease; 128 died. As cases rose, the CDC modified its goals in 2006 from 0.4 primary and secondary syphilis cases per 100,000 in population to 2.2 cases per 100,000. "We have more congenital syphilis cases today in America than we ever had pediatric AIDS at the height of the AIDS epidemic.
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A crowded field of candidates is vying to replace the late Rep. Alcee Hastings in South Florida. The seat in Florida's majority-Black, heavily-Democratic 20th District has been vacant since April. What's at stake:A crowded field of 11 candidates is running for the Democratic nomination to replace the late Rep. Alcee Hastings in Florida's 20th Congressional District. Democratic candidates running for the seat include state Sen. Perry Thurston, State House Minority Leader Bobby DuBose, State Rep. Omari Hardy, Broward County Commissioners Dale Holness and Barbara Sharief, the Rev. Whichever Democratic candidate wins is strongly favored to beat their GOP opponent in the January 11, 2022 general election.
Persons: Alcee, What's, Alcee Hastings, Hastings, Sen, Perry Thurston, Bobby DuBose, Omari Hardy, Dale Holness, Barbara Sharief, Elvin Dowling, Sheila Cherfilus, McCormick, Biden, Dave Weigel, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Marcia Fudge, Steve Strivers Organizations: Democratic, District, Congressional, Service, GOP, House Democrats, Republican Locations: Alcee Hastings, South Florida, Florida's, Florida, Palm Beach, Broward, Broward County, Haiti, The Washington, Ohio, Democratic Cleveland, Columbus
REUTERS/Claudia DautPORT-AU-PRINCE, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Haitians honored their ancestors to mark the Day of the Dead on Tuesday in colorful voodoo rituals that offered a respite from the tough day-to-day reality of fuel shortages, gang violence and rising malnutrition. More than half of Haiti's 11 million people are believed to practice voodoo, a religion brought from West Africa by enslaved men and women and practiced clandestinely under French colonial rule. Haiti has for nearly two weeks suffered severe fuel shortages. Gang blockades have prevented trucks from reaching fuel terminals, forcing some businesses to shut their doors and hospitals to limit services. Reporting by Gessika Thomas in Port-au-Prince; Writing by Brian Ellsworth; Editing by Richard ChangOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Valcin Antoine, Toutout, Kay Gouye, Claudia Daut PORT, Carl, Henry Desmornes, Jean, Bertrand Aristide, Gessika Thomas, Brian Ellsworth, Richard Chang Organizations: REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Kay, Port, Prince, Haiti, Caribbean, West Africa, France, Petion
Clan del Golfo has been smuggling migrants to Colombia's border with Panama, where they continue to the US. Thousands of migrants have made that trek in recent months, and Clan del Golfo continues ferrying them even after Otoniel's capture. They agreed to let 650 migrants go from Colombia to Panama each day in an effort to relieve the tumultuous bottleneck in Necoclí. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP via Getty ImagesAccording to Colombian authorities, by late September, around 20,000 migrants were stuck in Necoclí waiting to get through the jungle into Panama. After Otoniel's arrest, Colombian authorities hope to dismantle his smuggling ring in Necoclí, but the organization has continued "working under a new administration," the AGC operative said.
Persons: del, del Golfo, Dario Antonio Úsuga, Pablo Escobar, Otoniel, John Moore, RAUL ARBOLEDA, Breiner, Leonel Organizations: Service, AGC, Armed, Colombian, Reuters, Panamanian, Migrants, Getty Locations: Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Indepaz, Colombian, Africa, Sinaloa, Darien, Acandí, Haitian, Acandi, Las Tecas, Necoclí, Las, Haiti, Cuba, Capurgana, AFP, Necocli
Haitian gangs have kidnapped more and more people in recent months, including a group of 17 American and Canadian missionaries and their families currently being held for ransom. But now a powerful gang is trying something new: Holding the entire country hostage. Since Sunday, Haiti’s largest gang has blocked access to the country’s largest fuel terminal, which provides 70% of gasoline supplies across the country, causing a severe shortage of fuel in the capital and several other cities, according to union leaders, government officials and gang members.
Some 3,000 people, including families with young children, trek on foot toward Mexico's capital in protest of the lack of government assistance in the south, where officials have attempted to contain thousands of migrants.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Gangs blocking Haiti’s ports, choking off fuel shipments. Hospitals on the verge of shutting down as generators run dry, risking the lives of hundreds of children. After a presidential assassination, an earthquake and a tropical storm, a new crisis is gripping Haiti: A severe fuel shortage is pushing the nation to the brink of collapse because gangs, not the government, rule about half of the nation’s capital. With gangs holding up fuel trucks at will, truck drivers have refused to go to work, setting off a nationwide strike by transportation workers and paralyzing a nation dependent on generators for much of its power. The authorities know where the hostages are being held — but can’t enter the gang-controlled neighborhood because the police are so outmatched.
Persons: can’t Organizations: PORT Locations: Haiti, American
On each side of the bridge were neighborhoods under siege by gangs. But the officers couldn’t venture into the nearby streets: the criminal organizations surrounding them have better guns, better motorcycles, and more fuel. “We took this job knowing the risks,” said Edvie Boursiquot, 41, an officer with the rapid-reaction force who joined the police 14 years ago. “But we need to go to work knowing that we have a government that supports us, that it is looking out for us. That we are given what we need to fight the gangs, better arms, better motorcycles.”
Persons: , , Edvie Boursiquot Organizations: PORT Locations: Haiti, Port
A member of the Haitian National Police deters protesters in front of the National Palace during a demonstration against insecurity and fuel shortages, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti October 25, 2021. Days-long fuel shortages have left Haitians with few transport options and forced the closure of some businesses. Hospitals, which rely on diesel generators to ensure electricity due to constant blackouts, may shut down as well. "This is the worst I've seen," said one motorcycle taxi driver waiting to pick up passengers outside Port-au-Prince, when asked about the fuel shortages. Motorcycle drivers strap one-gallon containers to their bikes in the hopes of filling them with fuel sold on the black market.
Persons: Ralph Tedy Erol PORT, Ariel Henry, Jimmy, Henry, Cherizier, Jovenel Moise, Moise, Marc Andre Deriphonse, Ignace Saint Fleur, Brian Ellsworth, Gessika Thomas, Rosalba O'Brien Organizations: Haitian National Police, REUTERS, Reuters, United Nations, UNICEF, Sunday, Thomson Locations: Port, Prince, Haiti
Biden will also seek to cement progress on a global minimum tax during his trip, Sullivan told reporters. After the G20 meetings, Biden travels to Glasgow, Scotland, to attend the U.N. climate change conference COP26. On Saturday and Sunday, Biden will attend G20 meetings, which will touch on Haiti but focus on core economic themes, such as global minimum tax. "He'll be laser focused on supply chains and energy prices because he knows that these issues impact working families here in America," Sullivan said. The White House did not confirm other one-on-one meetings between Biden and fellow leaders but indicated more were being planned.
Persons: Remo Casilli, Joe Biden, Donald Trump's, Jake Sullivan, Biden, Sullivan, Pope Francis, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Xi, Emmanuel Macron, Trevor Hunnicutt, Jeff Mason, Marguerita Choy, Heather Timmons Organizations: G20 Media, REUTERS, Iranian, Sunday, Thomson Locations: Rome, Italy, Europe, Glasgow, Scotland, United States, China, U.S, Afghanistan, Britain, Australia, Haiti, America, Washington
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