Japan firms fall woefully short of meeting government goals on women in management: Reuters poll

By Tetsushi Kajimoto

TOKYO (Reuters) – About one-fifth of Japanese companies have no female managers and most say women account for less than 10% of management, a Reuters monthly poll found, highlighting the struggle for the government’s “womenomics” drive to make headway.

The survey results come as Japan is seen to delay its target this year to raise the share of women in leadership posts to 30% as part of the government’s campaign to empower women, dubbed “womenomics”, and cope with Japan’s ageing population.

The Reuters Corporate Survey, conducted Sept. 29-Oct. 8, found 71% of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than 10% of management, while 17% had no female managers at all.

Asked how much scope there was to increase female managers, 55% said by around 10%, a quarter said by about 20%, one in 10 firms said by around 30%, while 5% saw no room for that.

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LivaNova Presents New Data at European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting Demonstrating Benefits of Perceval Sutureless Valve

New PERSIST-AVR study results and SURE-AVR registry data analysis underscore utility of Perceval as a minimally invasive surgical approach for patients with aortic valve stenosis

LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) a market-leading medical technology and innovation company, today announced new data from the Perceval® Sutureless Implant Versus Standard-Aortic Valve Replacement (PERSIST-AVR) clinical study and the Sorin Universal Registry on Aortic Valve Replacement (SURE-AVR). Results from a PERSIST-AVR sub-analysis demonstrated better clinical outcomes for patients with aortic valve stenosis who received the Perceval sutureless surgical aortic valve via minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) than patients who received a stented valve through the same access. Data from a SURE-AVR sub-analysis further supported positive findings for Perceval using MICS or full sternotomy. The results were presented during a series of presentations at the 34th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS).

“The new PERSIST-AVR data presented at EACTS highlight that

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Warren Buffett bought Microsoft stock after meeting Bill Gates and made a $37 billion acquisition thanks to a chance encounter. Here are his 10 best quotes from an interview in a new book.



Warren Buffett wearing a suit and tie: Warren Buffett, co-chair of the 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Council, takes part in a panel discussion following a news conference announcing a $20 million partnership to bring Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses initiative to the city of Detroit, Michigan, November 26, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook


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Warren Buffett, co-chair of the 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Council, takes part in a panel discussion following a news conference announcing a $20 million partnership to bring Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses initiative to the city of Detroit, Michigan, November 26, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

  • Warren Buffett gave investing advice to Bob Woodward, purchased Microsoft stock after meeting Bill Gates, and struck a $37 billion deal thanks to a chance meeting, he told David Rubenstein in “How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers.”
  • The famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO also touched on railroads, his annual shareholder letters, his retirement plans, and his company’s future in the interview with the co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group.
  • Scroll down to read Buffett’s 10 best quotes from the discussion.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Warren Buffett gave investing advice to investigative journalist

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Color Star Technology to Launch “Star Teacher”- Fan Virtual Meeting Series

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Color Star Technology Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq CM: CSCW) (the “Company”, or “Color Star”), a company engaged in the businesses of providing online and offline paid knowledge services for the media, entertainment and culture industries globally, today announced that it, in celebration of its planned Color World App upgrade with the official launch of interactive live video streaming feature which is scheduled on October 15, 2020, will launch a series of interactive live events featuring its growing band of Star Teachers.

The first event (the “Event”) featuring “Star Teacher” Julaiti is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Beijing Time (or 8:00 a.m. ET) on October 17, 2020. Julaiti is a 20-years old musician who has gained increasing popularity among China’s Gen Z in recent years, following his Top 15 Finalist finish on the “Super Boy 2017”, a highly acclaimed musical competition series on Hunan Satellite TV,

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SciBite showcases cutting-edge technology to Life Science leaders at Virtual User Group Meeting

CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SciBite, the award-winning semantic technology company, recently hosted its first Virtual User Group Meeting across three days, bringing together its global customer base to share cutting-edge insights.

An annual event that has been held face to face for the last three years, was unable to take place in the USA as originally hoped given current affairs. However, with the last year being incredibly busy for the rapidly growing organisation, SciBite couldn’t miss the opportunity to share valuable knowledge with its customers.

The latest advancements across SciBite’s semantic technology platform within Ontology Management, FAIR Data, Search and Knowledge Graphs were showcased to representatives from 25 of the world’s leading life sciences organisations.

Attendees joined each other along with the SciBite team through a virtual event platform to hear leaders from Novo Nordisk, Biogen, BMS, and Pfizer who each presented on their recent use

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Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. Mails Information Circular for Special Meeting of Shareholders

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2020 /CNW/ – Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. (TSX:PTG) (“Pivot“), a full-service information technology provider, is pleased to announce that it has mailed a management information circular (the “Information Circular“) and related proxy materials for the special meeting of Pivot shareholders (“Pivot Shareholders“) to be held virtually on October 23, 2020 (the “Pivot Meeting“), to obtain Pivot Shareholder approval of the plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement“) with Computacenter plc (“Computacenter“) and 1264283 B.C. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Computacenter, pursuant to which 1264283 B.C. Ltd. will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Pivot (“Pivot Shares“) for consideration consisting of C$2.60 cash per Pivot Share, for an equity value of approximately C$105.8 million, which was previously announced on September 9, 2020.

The Arrangement
The C$2.60 price per Pivot

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Conagra Brands Taps into Footprint’s Materials Science to Continue Progress Towards Meeting Sustainability Goals | News

CHICAGO and GILBERT, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) announced new products featuring bowls made from plant-based fibers for Healthy Choice Power Bowls, new Hungry-Man Double Meat Bowls and P.F. Chang’s Ramen single-serve meals. By using plant-based fibers instead of plastic, the carbon footprint of manufacturing the bowls is reduced by 50 to 70 percent1 across select product lines. The expansion will help to decrease Conagra’s carbon footprint by 34,117 metric tons, equivalent to avoiding the greenhouse gas emissions of driving around the planet 3,399 times or 84 million miles2. This progress aligns with Conagra’s January 2020 announcement that the company is striving to make 100 percent of its plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

The plant-based fiber bowl is designed by Footprint, a sustainable materials science technology firm that designs alternative solutions to single-use plastic. Conagra initially partnered with

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Conagra Brands Taps into Footprint’s Materials Science to Continue Progress Towards Meeting Sustainability Goals

Conagra expands use of bowls made from plant-based fibers through collaborative partnerships

CHICAGO and GILBERT, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) announced new products featuring bowls made from plant-based fibers for Healthy Choice Power Bowls, new Hungry-Man Double Meat Bowls and P.F. Chang’s Ramen single-serve meals. By using plant-based fibers instead of plastic, the carbon footprint of manufacturing the bowls is reduced by 50 to 70 percent1 across select product lines. The expansion will help to decrease Conagra’s carbon footprint by 34,117 metric tons, equivalent to avoiding the greenhouse gas emissions of driving around the planet 3,399 times or 84 million miles2. This progress aligns with Conagra’s January 2020 announcement that the company is striving to make 100 percent of its plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

Conagra Brands, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America's leading branded food companies. (PRNewsfoto/Conagra Brands)
Conagra Brands, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America’s leading branded
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Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. Mails Information Circular for Special Meeting of Shareholders | Nachricht

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2020 /CNW/ – Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. (TSX: PTG) (“Pivot“), a full-service information technology provider, is pleased to announce that it has mailed a management information circular (the “Information Circular“) and related proxy materials for the special meeting of Pivot shareholders (“Pivot Shareholders“) to be held virtually on October 23, 2020 (the “Pivot Meeting“), to obtain Pivot Shareholder approval of the plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement“) with Computacenter plc (“Computacenter“) and 1264283 B.C. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Computacenter, pursuant to which 1264283 B.C. Ltd. will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Pivot (“Pivot Shares“) for consideration consisting of C$2.60 cash per Pivot Share, for an equity value of approximately C$105.8 million, which was previously announced on September 9, 2020.

The Arrangement
TheC$2.60price per Pivot Share

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How to watch Tesla Battery Day and shareholder meeting: online stream

  • Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting and “Battery Day” presentations will happen Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. California time. 
  • You can watch both events on the company’s livestream, as in-person attendance was severely limited due to COVID-19. 
  • Elon Musk on Tuesday tempered expectations for the event, but analysts say it could still be pivotal to the company’s continued success. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

All eyes will be on Elon Musk on Tuesday afternoon.

The larger-than-life Tesla CEO will be on-hand alongside the company’s other executives to present at its “Battery Day,” a technology-focused event that he’s has been teasing for months. The company’s annual shareholder meeting, where investors will re-elect board members and other usual business, will also occur at the same event. 

After a two-month delay, the presentations will kick off at 1:30 p.m. local time in California on Tuesday, but it won’t be to the usual packed house.

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