Parent advice on enrolling in virtual academy

Noel Pabon said he’s found setting a schedule for his daughter every day has helped in her success with the virtual academy.

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — While parents, students, and teachers still try to navigate this new way of learning during the pandemic, some are trying to decide which method of learning is best for their child. 

If your child is not quite ready to go back to school under the plan approved by the Guilford County School board, the virtual academy is still an option through Monday. 

Guilford County Schools extended the deadline to enroll in the virtual academy to Wednesday, Sept. 30, to give parents a little more time to make a decision. 

Noel Pabon enrolled his daughter Nebula into the virtual academy at the beginning of

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How communication strategies for real estate industry have evolved in the Covid era



a smiling woman with a racket: The Indian real estate sector has been one of the strongest sectors and has fueled the growth of India’s economy over several years.


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The Indian real estate sector has been one of the strongest sectors and has fueled the growth of India’s economy over several years.

By Shweta Powar

The pandemic has brought about tumultuous time with there being no defined rules that one could follow as it is challenging to gauge the magnitude of the impact. The crisis has brought the business and functioning of various industries to a standstill, real estate being one of them which has been hit in a major way.

With businesses trying to gain momentum with unlocking 3.0 there are a ceaseless number of questions running across on how to accelerate growth within a short period and understand the customer pulse aptly. As there is a famous saying ‘Right Place Right Time’, keeping this into consideration, the need of the hour for the communicators is to adopt a strategy and formulate

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Funeral Home Software Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis

The “Funeral Home Software Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Deployment Type and Organization Size” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

According to this report the market was valued US$ 277.91 million in 2019 and is expected to reach US$ 818.55 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 14.6% during 2020-2027.

The report highlights key factors driving the market growth, and prominent players and their developments in the market.

Funeral home software enables scheduling of funeral sessions and communication with clients. The customers are offered a portal through which they can request services and give details about the deceased. The customer can be an individual who knows of his/her sudden demise in the near future or any of the family members. Increase in funeral home software usage in cemeteries, crematories, mortuaries, and funeral homes is one of the major

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Nest Hub Max UI redesign shows up on video

Google’s Nest Hub smart displays are useful for a lot of things, but they certainly push voice interaction over all else despite touchscreens being a core part of the device. Now, in a new video, we can see a complete redesign to the Nest Hub Max’s UI, complete with control panels and more.

Shared to a Facebook group, this brief video shows a Nest Hub Max running on software version 32.24.0, a much newer version than what’s currently available on Nest Hub Max models out in the wild.

This new software version completely revamps the UI on a Nest Hub Max. With a tap on the “Photo Frame,” new panels appear along the top bar of the screen. The new control panels include what is presumably a contextual panel which, in this case, shows “Your Morning” with cards for weather and lighting. Moving on, there are panels for “Home Control,”

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Top Large winners: diverse work, common goals of safety, communication

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4 ways to get your communication tight without saying a word

Growing up with a severe speech impediment and social anxiety, I was terrified of meeting new people. That changed, however, when at the age of 23 I took a sales job to overcome this fear.

At the time I didn’t have any intention of staying in the job for long. My plan was to simply get in front of as many people as I could in the short-term to learn how to better connect with people in the future.

As I expected, for the first months on the job I got rejected hundreds of times each day. Then, something surprised me: I fell into a groove. Later that year, I broke into the Top 10 of a triple-digit salesforce, and shortly thereafter I was promoted to management where I went on to train all new hires.

Of course, talking to a ton of people each day played a role in

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Three Actions To Raise Your Visibility While Working From Home

Corporate Strategist, Trainer & Culture Fixer. Helps companies create a healthy culture with a better bottom line at Mixonian Institute.

As if dealing with a pandemic wasn’t enough. Worldwide, conversations with my clients have revealed there also lurks an emotional health crisis, a jobs crisis, a consumer behavior crisis, a data analytics crisis and a purchasing power crisis. 

Yet, we know that a crisis brings both danger and opportunity. Our opportunity is mixed in with the myriad of changes in the way we live, educate our children and work.

Being visible in your organization still matters. It’s just the way you go about it that looks different.

Being future-ready means knowing how to improve skills like communication and relationship-building. It means selling ideas, practicing empathy and giving constructive feedback, all while working remotely.

Here are three practical ways you can increase your visibility in your organization, even now.

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4 silent exercises to improve your communication skills from home

  • Michael Thompson is a writer and career strategist who works with professionals and entrepreneurs to receive greater satisfaction from their work.
  • Early in his career Thompson worked in sales, and discovered several tricks to improve his speaking and communication skills.
  • Thompson says to dissect iconic speeches and story tellers, watch how great interviewers ask questions, and spend 10 minutes a day writing out your feelings and exploring new ideas.
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Growing up with a severe speech impediment and social anxiety, I was terrified of meeting new people. That changed, however, when at the age of 23 I took a sales job to overcome this fear.

Michael Thompson.

Michael Thompson.


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At the time I didn’t have any intention of staying in the job for long. My plan was to simply get in front of as many people as I could in the short-term to learn

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Biognosys announces Nature Communications publication in collaboration with ETH Zurich, Bayer, and BASF

SCHLIEREN, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Biognosys is pleased to announce the publication of new research findings in Nature Communications on the utility of its LiP technology and workflow for drug target identification. The publication, entitled “A Machine-Learning-Based Chemoproteomic Approach to Identify Drug Targets and Binding Sites in Complex Proteomes”, is co-authored by collaborators from ETH Zurich, Biognosys, Bayer and BASF.

In this publication, we present a novel chemoproteomic workflow combining LiP and machine learning-based data analysis. This next-generation proteomics approach enables the identification of small molecule drug targets in complex proteomes and the analysis of their binding properties across species and drug target classes.

Oliver Rinner, Chief Executive Officer of Biognosys, comments: “Understanding a compound’s mechanism of action remains a major challenge in drug development. This publication is a testimony to our commitment to support our pharma and biotech partners with unique applications for more efficient drug discovery.”

Lukas Reiter,

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Selects Everbridge to Power Alert Platform Amid Continued Impact of COVID-19

BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) selected the company’s Mass Notification solution to support the agency’s internal Continuity of Operations (COOP), Devolution, Pandemic, and Reconstitution Plans, as well as day-to-day emergency management efforts. The FCC joins more than 60 Federal agencies supported by the Everbridge CEM platform including the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Interior, Defense, Justice, and Health and Human Services, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Social Security Administration, the National Cancer Institute, and the Peace Corps.

“Everbridge provides government agencies with the industry’s most scalable and reliable platform to rapidly respond to global disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic and other critical events, while helping protect those who serve our nation each and every day,” said

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