Jailed Ex-Georgian President’s Hunger Strike Causes Outrage

On October 1st, after eight years of exile, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili returned to his home country and was promptly arrested. Since his arrest, he has gone on a hunger strike, and with his condition deteriorating supporters, rights groups, and international observers have expressed concern regarding his treatment.

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Benin Passes Law Legalizing Abortion

On October 20th the West African Nation of Benin passed a law that would legalize abortion. Previously abortion was legal in Benin only in cases of rape, incest, or serious health concerns, the new law passed through parliament after heated debate will allow for termination up to three months in cases where the pregnancy was, “likely to aggravate or cause a situation of material, educational, professional or moral distress incompatible with the interests of the woman and/or the unborn child.”

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Marketing for the Spooky Season

As the weather gets colder and leaves get crisper, companies are gearing up for Halloween to capitalize on this revenue generating season. The holiday season is a sentimental time of the year where traditions are practiced and shared, but with only a few holidays that draw such high consumer spending Halloween is just as exciting for marketers as it is for kids. This year marketers have leveled up their game from new candy safes to human-flavored cat food.

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Has the Pandemic Changed Workplace Fashion?

Working remotely from home (or anywhere else) when the pandemic began led to a sharp change in workplace fashion. It started with looking professional from the waist up because no someone was wearing their favorite sweats or pajama bottoms during Zoom calls. Once people began to realize remote work was going to become the new reality business professional outfits altogether were replaced by comfortable clothing we tend to always wear outside of work hours at home.

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Liberty Steel Cash Injection to Save 660 Jobs

In an effort to evade job loss of employees at its Rotherham plant in the UK, Liberty Steel, a global steel manufacturing and mining company, has received an injection of nearly $70 million (£50 million) in shareholder funds into the company. This comes after the company’s major financial service lender, Greensill Capital, filed for insolvency protection earlier this year. These funds will be issued through a separate corporate entity called Liberty Captial. 

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