Study finds brands have yet to create the post-COVID-19 digital and mobile experiences customers value most Many pandemic-induced behaviors are here to stay, presenting digital transformation opportunities, according to a study conducte

Sinch Customer Engagement In A Transformed World
Study finds brands have yet to create the post-COVID-19 digital and mobile experiences customers value most.

STOCKHOLM and SEATTLE — September 29, 2020 — A new global study, commissioned by Sinch (Sinch AB (publ) – XSTO: SINCH), finds COVID-19-induced behaviors such as avoiding crowds, flying, and dining out are here to stay, even in …

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LeddarTech แต่งตั้ง Dino Rambidis เป็นประธานเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายการเงิน

ควิเบก ซิตี้, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech® ผู้นำอุตสาหกรรมด้านโซลูชันการตรวจจับสภาพแวดล้อมสำหรับยานยนต์อัตโนมัติและระบบช่วยเหลือผู้ขับขี่ขั้นสูงตั้งแต่ระดับ 1 ถึงระดับ 5 ภูมิใจที่จะประกาศแต่งตั้ง Mr. Dino Rambidis เป็นประธานเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายการเงินโดยมีผลตั้งแต่วันที่ 2 กันยายน 2020

Mr. Rambidis มีประสบการณ์เกือบ 30 ปีในตำแหน่งผู้บริหารการเงินอาวุโสกับบริษัทภาครัฐและเอกชนในอุตสาหกรรมต่างๆ โดยเฉพาะในภาคการเงิน Mr. Rambidis ได้ดำรงตำแหน่งประธานเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายการเงินของ Stornoway Diamond Corporation, รองประธานอาวุโสฝ่ายการเงินองค์กรที่ Fiera …

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will consider declaring a “climate emergency” in the Philippines to help achieve its goals under the Paris Agreement, Malacañang said Monday. Environmental group Greenpeace Philippines earlier urged Duterte to declare a “climate emergency” after urging parties of the Paris Agreement to honor their commitment to fighting climate change during the recent United Nations General Assembly. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that while it will be up to the President to decide on Greenpeace’s proposal, Duterte recognizes the importance of addressing climate change. “Well, that will be a decision of the President. Pero the fact na sinama po ni Presidente iyong climate change sa kaniyang talumpati nang kauna-unahang pagkakataon sa UN General Assembly ay nagpapakita na talagang binibigyan ng prayoridad ng ating Pangulo ang problema ng climate change (But the fact that the President included climate change in his maiden speech before the UN General Assembly shows that he really prioritizes the problem of climate change),” he said in a virtual presser. Roque explained the Philippines is among the countries most affected by the effects of climate change. “Isa kasi tayo sa parang top 5 o top 10 countries na pinakamaaapektuhan ng climate change ‘no at kung hindi nga po maaabatan ang climate change baka lumubog ang malaking teritoryo ng Pilipinas ‘no pagdating ng panahon (We are, I think, among the top 5 or 10 countries most affected by climate changes and if we cannot do something about it now, then there’s a possibility that a large part of the Philippines’ territory will sink in the future),” he said. Climate change, he said, is among Duterte’s top priorities. “Ang masasabi ko lang po, top of the agenda po ng ating Presidente iyan (All I can say is, that’s at the top of the President’s agenda), and the President will consider the suggestion made by Greenpeace,” he added. In his speech before the UNGA last Wednesday, Duterte said that climate change has “worsened” the ravages of the pandemic. He said it was just as important to address climate change as urgently as the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “The same urgency needed to fight Covid-19 is needed to address the climate crisis. This is a global challenge that has worsened existing inequalities and vulnerabilities from within and between nations,” he said. In 2017, Duterte signed the Paris Agreement which aims to reduce the emission of gases that contribute to global warming. He previously had doubts over signing the treaty, fearing it would limit the country’s industrialization. In a statement, Greenpeace country director Lea Guerrero urged Duterte to issue an executive order “to put climate action at the center of all policy decision-making from local to national level.” “Aside from calling in countries to enhance their commitments to the Paris Agreement, the declaration must also be a call for climate justice and hold big polluters — fossil fuel and cement companies — accountable for their role in driving climate change, which has placed millions of Filipinos in vulnerable situations with loss of lives, homes, and livelihoods,” Guerrero said. Source: Philippines News Agency

Healthcare facilities are strictly prohibited from charging patients for the use of donated personal protective equipment (PPE), a health official said Monday.

 

In a virtual media forum, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire clarified that aside from the donated PPE, pieces of …

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Altus Group Report Reveals Pandemic Fueling Wait-and-See Approach by Global Property Developers While Accelerating Digital Transformation

Uncertainty from COVID-19 intensifying cost escalation, trade and labour shortages, and investment risks for global property development industry

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Altus Group Limited (“Altus Group”) (TSX: AIF), a leading provider of software, data solutions and independent advisory services to the …

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Novavax to Present COVID-19, Influenza and RSV Candidate Vaccine Data at World Vaccine Congress Washington 2020

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced that it will present on its lead vaccine candidates, NVX-CoV2373, NanoFlu™ and ResVax™, the Company’s COVID-19, influenza and respiratory …

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More people will get easier and convenient access to medical and financial assistance after Senator Christopher “Bong” Go led the virtual launch of the country’s 84th Malasakit Center in Zambales on Friday. The Malasakit Center, the first in the province and ninth in Region 3, is located at President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital in Iba, Zambales. The hospital is also being used to treat people infected with coronavirus disease 2019. “84th na Malasakit Center na po itong sa inyo sa Zambales at tuluy-tuloy po ito dahil batas na po ito ngayon (This 84th Malasakit Center is for you in Zambales and more will come because this is already a law),” Go said is his live video message. Expressing his concern for Filipinos who had to spend long hours just to get government assistance, Go explained that the purpose of this one-stop shop center is to ensure that Filipinos gain easier and more convenient access to medical and financial assistance from the government. “Mahirap magkasakit, ito ang mga panahon na litoug-lito ang mga kababayan natin at hindi nila alam saan sila hihingi ng tulong (It’s hard to be sick. This is the time when people are confused where to get assistance),” he said. In Malasakit Centers, patients or their representatives will only need to fill up a unified form to request assistance, instead of having to visit government offices scattered in various locations. An express lane for persons with disability and senior citizens is also available. Concerned agencies extending medical and financial assistance housed in these centers are the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. With the enactment of the Republic Act 11463, otherwise known as the Malasakit Centers Act of 2019, all hospitals run by the DOH all over the country and in the Philippine General Hospital in Manila are now mandated to establish their own Malasakit Centers. Under the law, local government hospitals can also have their own Malasakit Center provided they follow the criteria. “Sumunod kayo sa criteria kaya meron na kayong Malasakit Center dyan sa Iba, Zambales (You followed criteria, that’s why you have Malasakit Center there in Iba, Zambales),” he added. Patients who would be admitted to LGU-run and other public hospitals but are eligible for medical and financial assistance could also seek assistance from the Malasakit Centers. “Sa mga pasyente po sa Zambales, iparating nyo lang sa mga kapitbahay nyo na meron na kayong Malasakit Center. Para po ito sa mga poor and indigent patients. Wala pong pulitika dito, wala pong pinipili dito (For residents of Zambales, spread the news to your neighbors that you have Malasakit Center. This is for poor and indigent patients. No politics, no favoritism),” Go said. In his video message, Go also asked honest Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) employees to continue working for the betterment of the country, help in the fight against corruption, and deliver the best service to citizens. “Mga taga-PhilHealth, ‘wag po kayo mawalan ng pag-asa. Alam ko pong mas marami pang matitinong empleyado ng PhilHealth na gustong maglingkod ng buong katapatan (For honest PhilHealth employees, don’t worry, I know you want to serve in all sincerity,” he said. As lawmaker, Go expressed his commitment to find the truth behind the corruption issues in the agency, saying that those involved must be held accountable. “Ang atin naman dito ay malaman natin ang katotohanan, managot ang dapat managot, makasuhan, masuspinde, ma-dismiss at makulong, ma-audit at ma-lifestyle check ang mga may kagagawan nito. Ilan lang naman po yan (We want to find the truth, involved must be held accountable, file cases, suspend, dismiss, and conduct lifestyle check on those involved),” Go said. Go assured he and President Rodrigo Duterte will do their best to stamp out corruption within the government. He stressed the need for cooperation from the citizens to help in the campaign to cleanse government and provide the best service to the people. “Sana po walang masayang na pera at kami po ni Pangulong Duterte ay patuloy naming gagawin ang lahat para malinis po itong PhilHealth Tulungan nyo lang po kami. Magtulungan po tayo dahil di po namin kayang gawin ‘yan kung kami lang po dito sa taas ang gagawa (I hope no money will be wasted. President Duterte and I will do our best to cleanse this PhilHealth. You have to help us. Let’s help each other because we cannot do it if only us will act),” he ended. Source: Philippines News Agency

The Marikina shoe industry, which has been the biggest part of the city’s economy, is struggling to sustain operations amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

 

Hoping to keep business afloat in challenging times, this Marikina-based shoe brand has stepped up to the …

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