Life Upended: Owner of tour guide business left with no income

Life Upended. The coronavirus outbreak has had a devastating impact on our nation, and it has touched Staten Islanders in countless ways. In this series, reporter Tracey Porpora will share the stories of those who have been thrust into situations that were unimaginable just a few months ago — those who have seen their life completely upended. This is the nineteenth story of “Life Upended.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Heather Pastore, 45, owner of the Castleton Corners-based Manhattan Greeterz Walking Tours, found success offering unique excursions of Manhattan skyscrapers and monuments over the last five years.

Two of her most requested tours were of Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal, where she would reveal the transportation hub’s nine “secrets,” and a “9/11 downtown tour.”

In addition to her tourism company, Pastore, a Castleton Corners resident, had a successful private tutoring business for 25 years where she would give students private

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5 Ways to Power Your Life and Business Through Consciousness Leadership

Today’s business environment has changed. And if you fail to move with the tide, you’ll be left on the shores of failure and bankruptcy. What’s this change sweeping over the business world?



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Consciousness.

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In its simplest form, consciousness is being aware of yourself, your surroundings, and the world at large. Conscious leaders are not only in tune with themselves, they have to be in tune with their customers’ needs. When you can understand what the world needs from you, then you can start building a solution and creating a profitable business out of it.

Conscious leadership

Consciousness is not a new concept in business. It’s been around for some time, taking a backseat to inventions and innovation. Today, however, consciousness is once again enjoying a resurgence. As much as technological advancements may take us into the future, it’s consciousness that may keep

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12 ‘Cobra Kai’ Phrases To Hit First In Business And Life

Cobra Kai undoubtedly became the success that no one expected in 2020. The series that continues the Karate Kid saga premiered two years ago on YouTube Red, but it was thanks to its arrival on Netflix that the show starring Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) has become the most followed of the moment.



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The show has numbers to prove it. According to the latest audience report from consulting firm Nielsen , Cobra Kai surpassed the streaming audience for even highly anticipated movies like Mulan .

Personally, I adore this new installment of the Karate Kid saga so I decided to ask the Cobra Kai Latin America group what were their favorite phrases from the series. Beyond the Cobra Kai dojo “Strike first, strike hard, no mercy” mantra (which I personally believe will be modified in the coming seasons) we find several business

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centrexIT and Biocom Launch New IT Platform to Streamline Business Operations for California Life Science Companies

IT Deal Desk eliminates the hassle of vetting and securing new technology providers

centrexIT, an information technology (IT) services provider helping businesses thrive through technology, and Biocom, California’s leading life science member association, today announced the launch of IT Deal Desk. The latest platform provides Biocom members with exclusive access to an extensive, vetted partner network and simplifies the task of negotiating and securing agreements on members’ behalf.

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centrexIT and Biocom launch IT Deal Desk, an IT Platform that eliminates the hassle of vetting and securing new technology providers. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“centrexIT has decades of collective experience operating IT strategy in the life science industry. Currently, roughly 40% of our clients work in the space, so we understand what it takes to support regulated businesses,” says Dylan Natter, CEO of centrexIT. “Our company has been part of the

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Digital Banking News: BoA Launches Life Plan

In today’s top news in digital-first banking, Bank of America has launched its Life Plan program, while United Airlines and Chase Card Services launched a United Gateway credit card. Plus, NCR Corp. unveiled its new generation of automated teller machine (ATM) operating software.

BoA Expands Into Digital Financial Planning for Consumers

Bank of America has rolled out its Life Plan program, which can be accessed via the financial institution’s website and mobile app. It lets users choose and prioritize financial aims in arenas such as giving, leisure and health, among other areas. To talk about how to attain certain financial aims, users can also tap into the bank’s network of financial professionals, with the option to make individual appointments.

United Airlines, Chase Card Services Launch No-Fee Credit Card

United Airlines and Chase Card Services have rolled out a United Gateway credit card that

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Caris Life Sciences Appoints Brian Lamon, Ph.D., as Chief Business Officer, Head of BioPharma Business Development

Lamon to oversee business development strategy and execution, and brings over 15 years of pharmaceutical and academia experience to the company

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Caris Life Sciences®, a leading innovator in molecular science focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, announced today that Brian Lamon, Ph.D., has been appointed Chief Business Officer, Head of BioPharma Business Development.

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Caris Life Sciences Logo (PRNewsfoto/Caris Life Sciences)

In this role, Lamon will be responsible for developing the partnering and business development strategy for the company and translating that strategy into actionable and achievable goals for the broader Caris organization.

“We are very excited to welcome Brian to Caris,” said Brian J. Brille, Vice Chairman of Caris Life Sciences. “His expertise in oncology clinical development, business development, translational medicine and medical affairs, and track record of maximizing value from external relationships will further advance

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