Prime Minister’s brother tapped to launch new City advisory firm

first_imgIn June he joined the board or Reviv Global, a private healthcare provider specialising in IV therapies that now offers Covid-19 testing services. “While politicians are focused on their domestic agenda, business must forge the path building stronger cross-border bridges. We want to help companies navigate and seize the opportunities that are out there.” Johnson has spent much of his career over the last decade in China, including four years as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. “As the past year has demonstrated, there has never been a more important time to enhance connectivity and strengthen ties around the world,” Johnson told Sky News. The venture is being launched as a new London offshoot of ABG Advisory, a global investment firm based in New York.  Also Read: Prime Minister’s brother tapped to launch new City advisory firm ABG will join a growing number of so-called boutique finance firms offering advisory services to global corporate clients. ABG is led by Jackson Eisenpresser, an American banker who served for three years at the advisory firm founded by former prime minister Tony Blair. James Warrington whatsappcenter_img Prime Minister’s brother tapped to launch new City advisory firm Tuesday 1 December 2020 8:11 pm Also Read: Prime Minister’s brother tapped to launch new City advisory firm whatsapp ABG could not be reached for comment. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s half-brother has reportedly been tapped to help launch the London branch of a global financial advisory firm. Share Max Johnson has been made a partner at ABG International, where he will advise corporate clients, Sky News reported. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Exclusive: In the office full-time? No thanks, say 86 per cent of tech professionals

first_imgThe survey also highlights the need for potential employers to ditch CVs and eliminate the bias that still exists in the hiring process today. Old Street, the beating heart of London’s tech and startup scene Also Read: Exclusive: In the office full-time? No thanks, say 86 per cent of tech professionals Exclusive: In the office full-time? No thanks, say 86 per cent of tech professionals Technology professionals are no exception. In fact, 86 per cent of them want a work from home arrangement after the pandemic, according to a survey by tech job market platform Hackajob, which shared its findings exclusively with City A.M. This suggests employees care more about job flexibility and gratification than permanent jobs, private healthcare and pensions, Chaffey said. As restrictions continue to lift and companies prepare to bring employees back to the workplace, many workers don’t want to return to the office full-time. Hiring processes In addition, many say blind interview processes are crucial if organisations are to both hire people based on their potential and commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture in the workplace. “For baby boomers and Generation X, it was quite common to stay in the same company for most of their working lives. Today’s working landscape is different, with millennials and Generation Z open to the concept of job hopping,” he continued. “Although working from home may not have been the easiest for individuals this past year, tech professionals clearly find the value in not being in the office every day. Employees are feeling more comfortable and happier working from home, having cultivated a work-life balance,” Chaffey told City A.M. Old Street, the beating heart of London’s tech and startup scene Old Street, the beating heart of London’s tech and startup scene Also Read: Exclusive: In the office full-time? No thanks, say 86 per cent of tech professionals Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 2 June 2021 11:59 am Only 14 per cent of the 1,700 tech professionals surveyed want to go back to a company office full-time, while around one in four would like to work remote permanently. More than half (57 per cent) of tech professionals want to be assessed on their skills, not their CVs or indeed their gender, ethnicity, education, sexuality, disability and socio-economic status. Interestingly, the survey reveals that 80 per cent of tech professionals don’t think they will be working for the same company in two years. center_img Old Street, the beating heart of London’s tech and startup scene Also Read: Exclusive: In the office full-time? No thanks, say 86 per cent of tech professionals He added tech professionals are just as productive when working from home, even more so in fact thanks to fewer distractions and no commute. whatsapp “People changing jobs every year or two can be seen by employers as a red flag but, actually, it shows these people are ambitious, adaptable and knowledgeable, traits that every employer looks for.” Moving on Sixty per cent are happy to work from the office occasionally and spend the rest of the week working from home. Looking further into the job titles of the respondents certain specialists are not as happy with their current employers’ approach to diversity and inclusion as their colleagues, according to the survey. Old Street, the beating heart of London’s tech and startup scene Also Read: Exclusive: In the office full-time? No thanks, say 86 per cent of tech professionals Nearly a third (32 per cent) of people who do not identify as male rate their company’s D&I policy as either ‘satisfactory’ or ‘poor’. Michiel Willems Share While 77 per cent of those surveyed feel their current employer’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) policy is either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’, a deeper dive into the findings shows there is more work to be done. “Hybrid working is the new deal breaker for tech professionals,” stressed Mark Chaffey, co-founder and CEO of Hackajob. whatsapp Old Street, the beating heart of London’s tech and startup scene Also Read: Exclusive: In the office full-time? No thanks, say 86 per cent of tech professionals Tags: Edtech FinTech Future of Work Healthtech Proptech Tech Citylast_img read more

Banks tell small firms to borrow more to grow

first_img Express KCS More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Banks tell small firms to borrow more to grow Tags: NULL PRODUCTIVITY in the UK is being held back by small firms’ reluctance to borrow, the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) argued yesterday.Borrowing makes firms more likely to innovate, export and plan growth, the group said.The plea for small- and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to borrow more comes after several years of banks being blamed for cutting off small firms’ credit lines, and marks a mood reversal for the industry.“One of the worries about the recovery is that there is so far little sign that Britain’s productivity is improving,” said BBA chief economist Richard Woolhouse. “Innovation is one of the most important ways businesses can make themselves more productive.”“The fact that firms who won access to bank finance were 32 per cent more likely to have innovated suggests that if more businesses felt confident about applying for credit, our national productivity rates could receive a significant boost.”The study, using data from BDRC-Continental’s SME monitor, found 37 per cent of all SMEs innovated in the last year, compared to 49 per cent of those who successfully applied for loans. Thursday 18 December 2014 8:58 pm Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

Dwindling patronage drives North Korean workers to Chinese restaurants

first_img Dwindling patronage drives North Korean workers to Chinese restaurants There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] By Daily NK – 2016.08.26 5:30pm Under growing pressure from global sanctions, the cash-strapped North Korean regime has responded by sending more workers overseas, placing some 1,000 female workers in restaurants in the city of Yanji in eastern Jilin Province (China) alone. In order to secure more foreign currency-earning channels, cadres assigned to the task are now dispatching these employees to local Chinese restaurants, instead of opening up their own North Korean establishments, Daily NK has learned. Approximately 30 local restaurants in downtown Yanji have employed a total of 1,000 North Korean workers including female servers, noted a number of agents from China’s Ministry of Public Security who spoke with Daily NK’s special coverage team. The sources explained that while Pyongyang had until now limited the employment of its workers to Chinese factories and North Korean establishments in China, it has now turned to local restaurants as it faces unprecedented difficulties in securing foreign currency.“These days, Chinese labor is becoming expensive and it’s not easy to find young female workers. That’s why we’re seeing this trend of Chinese companies discreetly looking to hire North Koreans, who are considerably cheaper,” a high-ranking Chinese public security official told Daily NK.  While North Korea independently runs a few well-known establishments such as Pyongyanggwan, Morangwan, Haedanghwagwan, and Koryogwan in China, efforts have recently been made to operate more joint restaurants with Chinese partners, the source explained. Dwindling patronage following a request by the South Korean government for its citizens to refrain from patronizing North Korean restaurants abroad is also a contributing factor.“These days if you walk around downtown Yanji, you’ll come across a good number of restaurants that operate with regular Chinese signboards, but if you go inside, you’re greeted by North Korean female workers,” he added.  Although the North Korean employees work side by side with local hires, the source (who had visited a few such establishments), described them as assigned to distinct roles. It appears they are strictly limited to offering food choices, serving alcohol, and putting on performances for the guests.  The Chinese restaurants in return pay a monthly sum of 3,000 RMB (450 USD) per worker to the North Korean cadres who manage these staff, of which 2,000 RMB (300 USD) is remitted to the state, and the remainder is kept by the worker. “From North Korea’s point of view, they don’t need to worry about managing the restaurant or paying workers. Instead they’re easily earning foreign currency just by dispatching young women to these restaurants,” an additional source with the Ministry of Public Security said.However, a number of local restaurant workers informed Daily NK that while this new practice may benefit Pyongyang, in many ways, it is disadvantageous to the female employees. In comparison to their peers at North Korean eateries, workers at Chinese restaurants are often said to struggle to adapt, suffering from discrimination by their Chinese employers and local colleagues.  News In addition, interacting with VIP customers presents a whole new set of problems for the female servers. For the rich Chinese and South Korean customers, regulars are typically served in VIP rooms with an average of three North Korean staff joining them, either to perform, or sing and dance with them, according to accounts from Chinese staff members. Some of these customers are said to forcibly grope or sexually harass the wait staff, but the women have no avenue to lodge their complaints or seek support, adding to their difficulties. These problems are the least of concerns for the North Korean leadership, as women are considered to carry the burden of earning money for the state. It is assumed that the majority of these female workers simply endure the difficulties in order to send money home. They also face considerably stricter surveillance and control from their North Korean managers, as they are more directly exposed to their Chinese counterparts, unlike factory workers who are almost completely isolated from local hires. Another troublesome practice that has come to light is the trend of North Korean restaurants ‘sharing workers’ among different establishments. Based on the sales and customer numbers at eateries in Yanji, those with slower business are sending their workers over to busier establishments. This trend is poised to become a more dominant practice, local sources speculate, as more North Korean restaurants are opening up major restaurants as opposed to individual establishments, making worker sharing even more convenient. While this practice provides an easy solution for keeping productivity up and labor costs down, it exposes the workers to a greater risk of abuse and exploitation. A South Korean businessperson in the region who has observed such changes in the industry surmised that the constantly changing work environment would make it difficult to form bonds with other coworkers. “On top of that,” the source said, “the fact that they’re moved around to work would intensify their workload, and because they’re being sent away from their original workplace, they would likely feel very self-conscious and anxious.” *This article has been brought to you with support from the Korea Press Foundation.  News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News SHARE A North Korean restaurant named “Ryugyong Hotel” visited by Daily NK in Yanji. Although the female workers declined to be photographed, they actively engaged with their customers, recommending dishes on the menu and sharing jokes. The restaurant has a VIP room towards the back, which on most nights is occupied by Chinese and South Korean patrons who enjoy performances by North Korean workers, sources reported to Daily NK. North Korean restaurant Koryogwan in China’s Dandong, Liaoning Province, visited by Daily NK in early July. Despite it being a significant size, the only customers at 7pm were our special team of reporters and two male Chinese customers. Although the atmospheres vary, at Koryogwan the female workers were wary of their South Korean guests, not only declining to be photographed but also hesitant to answer simple questions. North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Realtors shut down open houses, while feds consider aid for renters

first_img Brookfield Property Partners reports Q4 loss compared with a profit a year earlier House. 123RF CI’s new joint venture will invest in global real estate and infrastructure Merger of B.C. financial services, real estate regulators nears completion Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Canadian Press Related news The Toronto Regional and Ontario real estate boards have urged realtors to stop holding open houses because of the Covid-19 pandemic, following a similar move by the Greater Vancouver Area board last week.TRREB, which first issued the guidance on Saturday, said Monday that while the decision to hold open houses is up to realtors and their clients, the board will suppress information about the in-person showings on its listing system and website. “We’re at a critical phase with this pandemic and we all have to do our part to be successful in confronting this challenge,” said TRREB president Michael Collins in a statement.The board is encouraging realtors to use alternatives such as video and virtual tours to help limit public gatherings and slow the spread of the virus, as requested by public health agencies.The Ontario Real Estate Association also said on Saturday that realtors should stop holding open houses during the province’s state of emergency.Last Thursday, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver strongly recommended its 14,000 realtors not hold open houses based on comments from government authorities.The Real Estate Council of Ontario, which regulates the realtor profession, said in an update Monday that it also recommends an end to open houses, except when “absolutely necessary,” but has stopped short of banning them.Stephen Glaysher, a realtor with Remax Urban Toronto, said in a note that he had already noticed a “significant downturn” in activity for the Toronto region in recent days, based on MLS data.The numbers show that while overall sales between March 1 and 19 were up about 22% this year compared to last, for the March 16 to 19 stretch, sales were down 16% compared with last year.Showings were also already down to 48 for last Thursday, compared with 150 the previous Thursday, noted Glaysher.Real estate boards have also waived a rule requiring listed properties to be available for showings.Bailout package could help rentersPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is pointing to an impending bailout package as a way to help renters affected by Covid-19, though new research suggests hundreds of thousands of households may be in dire financial straits before the federal money arrives.The Liberals are asking the opposition parties and Senate to rapidly approve a $27-billion spending package, with a further $55 billion in tax breaks and available credit.The House will take up the measure on Tuesday and the Senate is scheduled to deal with the legislation on Wednesday.Speaking outside his Ottawa residence, Trudeau said the legislative package would allow the government to quickly get money into the pockets of Canadians who need the help paying their bills, such as rent.“We know that there are significant pressures on Canadians right across the country who are facing bills coming in, who are facing pressures on caring for their families,” Trudeau said.“That is why we are working extremely quickly to get money out the door and into the pockets of Canadians during this extraordinary time.”However, some of the benefits won’t flow for a few weeks and a new report out Monday suggests many renters may not be able to wait until the first aid flows next month.Research from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says just under half of renters in this country, or 1.6 million households, might have only enough money saved in the bank to pay their bills for a month or less.A further quarter, roughly 830,000 households, don’t have enough income to get through a single week without pay, the analysis says.“As the crisis worsens, the need to support low-income renters becomes even more urgent,” said Ricardo Tranjan, a political economist with the centre and the report’s author, in a statement. “Both the federal and provincial governments must work to keep renters safe and solvent.”Covid-19 has produced a rapid downshift in the economy as businesses are forced to close and Canadians asked to stay home, which has led to a sharp drop in consumer spending and a sharp jump in claims for employment insurance benefits. Last week alone, the government received 500,000 new EI claims.Many people who file for employment insurance are able to find new jobs before very long, in normal times. But the Conference Board of Canada estimated in a report of its own Monday that the economy could shed more than 330,000 jobs between April and October, which would raise the unemployment rate to 7.7%. If the projections hold true, the organization estimates Canada’s economy would contract by 1.1% this year.Many of the hardest-hit sectors employ many of the nation’s renters.To help them, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, which oversees the federal government’s national housing strategy, has done a massive shift of its resources to deal with the crisis.It has also told any organization it funds to suspend evictions until the situation improves.“We are shifting teams, extending deadlines and easing requirements to ensure accelerated approvals. All of us at (CMHC) want to get as much money into the housing sector as we can,” chief executive Evan Siddall tweeted over the weekend.“Everyone needs a safe home.” Keywords Real estate last_img read more

Mornington Service Centre to remain open until September 2021

first_imgMornington Service Centre to remain open until September 2021 Department of Human ServicesMornington residents will have continued access to the local Services Australia Service Centre until September 2021.Services offered from the nearby Frankston, Rosebud and Hastings Service Centres remain unchanged.Services Australia General Manager, Hank Jongen, said servicing arrangements for the Mornington area were being reviewed to ensure they aligned with demand.“If any changes are proposed for the Mornington Service Centre, we will advise the community later in the year.”Mr Jongen noted the Mornington Service Centre and all Services Australia sites, were operating in accordance with the Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines.“For those who prefer to do more business from home, our Express Plus Apps and telephone self-service give people a way to get their business done quickly and easily at a time that suits them.”The Mornington Service Centre is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, business, community, coronavirus, covid-19, Department of Health, Frankston, Government, Hastings, health, Human Serviceslast_img read more

The little things can mean a lot when it comes to fine print

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › About those tires. With insurance companies now offering compensation to those who use them, most people called to ask how much of a discount they could expect. Too many others forget they’re expected to uphold their end of the agreement, and keep those tires on between specified dates. It’s usually April 1 or April 15 before they can come off, but each company differs.The problem? By rushing spring, you could be setting yourself up for a very expensive lesson. If you have a crash before the contracted date and you don’t have on the specified tires, your insurance company can reasonably tell you you’re on your own for the damages. They had a requirement; you broke it. Remember: Insurance companies mitigate risk, and it’s very easy to mitigate you right out if you don’t play by the rules.RELATED It might sound like the biggest snoozefest in the world, but do yourself a favour and read your owner’s manual, your warranty, your sales or leasing agreement and your insurance policy. Better to figure out what you’re going to do instead of what you should have done. Insurance changes make fine print more important than ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 In this July 15, 2015, file photo, Uber driver Karim Amrani sits in his car parked near the San Francisco International Airport parking area in San Francisco. 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Expanded Uber insurance is good news, but still not perfectThat might seem nit-picky, but as some comments on a recent headline-grabbing story made clear, not everybody gets how insurance works. Recent pictures show a once-glorious McLaren Spider, now crumpled by the roadside here in Burlington, Ontario, after meeting its demise by being plowed into a hydro box. Car crashes are a dime a dozen, of course, but there is something almost pornographic about seeing $300,000 worth of car with its face punched in.Those commenters? Some were up in arms that a claim of such metal violence would be paid out to some drunk brat. They needn’t have worried; get convicted of a criminal code violation – like drunk driving – and your insurance to repair or replace that vehicle vaporizes. Dude behind the wheel was charged with Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm (he had a passenger) and Over 80 Causing Bodily Harm. Maybe ride share and drive share programs are your thing. You’ve sorted out your insurance to make sure you’re all legal, but what about your leasing agreement? If you lease, you’re just borrowing the vehicle, and most leasing agreements, buried in the print you flipped past, expressly state you can’t use the vehicle as a ride-for-hire. As the world changes, leasing companies are finding ways to keep up, but read your contract carefully. A dealer principal related one story to me where the lessee brought his car in for servicing and left the Uber sign in his window. Oops.Speaking of leasing, you might be considering it. Rates are attractive and for anyone who prefers a new vehicle every few years, it might be the way to go. By now everybody knows to be attentive to the mileage piling up, but consider a few other things that can all act as “gotchas” when it’s time to turn it in.If you’ve had your leased vehicle for four years, it’s probably going to need tires. If you don’t replace them, they’ll do it and charge you for them. You can’t hand it back needing brakes. You can’t hand it back with holes punched in the dash for aftermarket anything. The workaround, of course, is to buy or lease a new vehicle from the same place, when they are notoriously easy-going on what they’ll overlook, because they have lots of other places to hide the cost of the things it looks like they’re absorbing. A month before your lease is up, have a technician go over it to point out where it might cost you money. Find a set of decent, used (matching) tires if you have to; it’ll be a lot cheaper than the leasing company’s solution. Actually, anything you do will be cheaper than their solution.Fine print on warranties is a fun minefield. I had a reader learn her backup camera wasn’t included under her “bumper to bumper” warranty, because the term is misleading at best. If you take an extended warranty, make sure you’re aware of the exclusions. Longer warranties are attractive right now in many cases because of computer component and high-tech systems that are still having the bugs worked out. With so many sensors, cameras and modules that work in conjunction with each other, it can get really pricey, really fast. Do yourself a favour: Read a warranty and note what isn’t covered, rather than what is. advertisement Trending in Canada See More Videos The little things mean a lot.And sometimes they mean everything. When a recent bout of unseasonable weather warmed everything from the air to the cockles of motorists’ hearts, some eager beavers flung caution to the wind and had their winter tires rotated right out. “Avoid the lineups come April,” I could almost hear them saying. Who doesn’t want to check a few things off that endless to-do list sooner rather than later? Trending Videoslast_img read more

APGRF will surely be a path breaking institution: Dr Devi Shetty

first_img By EH News Bureau on October 16, 2020 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article AHPI Patients Grievance Redressal ForumAPGRFDr Alexander ThomasDr Devi ShettyDr Girdhar Gyani News Public Health Add Comment The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story AHPI Patients Grievance Redressal Forum to work as a mediator between hospitals and patients, to promote rights and responsibilities of patients through dialogue with healthcare providersThe Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI) recently launched the AHPI Patients Grievance Redressal Forum (APGRF) to educate as well as listen to grievances of patients as consumers while availing services from private healthcare providers.An AHPI release notes that in the absence of such initiatives, patients tend to seek legal help, without adequate knowledge about their rights and responsibilities and other aspects of the case. In most cases it results in hassles for patients as well as hospitals. The prime objective of the forum is to promote rights and responsibilities of patients through dialogue with healthcare providers. Patients can email on [email protected] with their grievances and the Forum will address the issue.The APGRF intends to work as a mediator between concerned hospitals and patients and keep them well informed which will help to make the process smooth without unwanted delays and save time of both parties, according to the release.APGRF is made up of a number of member organisations related to healthcare consumer groups such as national level pensioner associations, state health consumer organisations, health consumer organisations and networks dedicated to health conditions with a general interest in healthcare consumer affairs. APGRF networking partners will help in coordinating and reaching out to large percentage of patients/ health consumers across country.Expressing his hopes for the initiatives while speaking at the virtual launch, Dr Devi Shetty, patron and founder, AHPI said, “Today we are dreaming to provide a platform to listen to the grievances of the patients; I will not be surprised if in 5 to 10 years from now this platform gets recognised as one of the prime legal entity in our country.”He also added, “We are confident mainly because patients go to the courts with their complaints but there is nobody to explain them their rights, claims etc. as it is highly required and with this endeavour there will be existence of a forum consisting of healthcare providers of course not from same hospitals to assist them. It will surely be a path breaking institution, it will be a great help to the thousands of hospitals and patients. I sincerely thank my other team members for the cooperation and faith in the idea.”Dr Venkat Rao, chairman, APGRF conveyed his appreciation to the participating members at the inauguration and said, “We have faith in the forum that it will live up to the objectives it is designed for. We are extremely grateful to have to help and assist our patients and add to the value of our healthcare system.”Dr Alexander Thomas, president; AHPI, Cdr Navneet Bali, national convener, AHPI; RP Singh, secretary general, Quality Council of India; and Dr Girdhar Gyani, Member Secretary, AHPI as well as all AHPI state chapter representatives participated in the programme. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” APGRF will surely be a path breaking institution: Dr Devi Shetty WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Verizon denies AT&T joint bid for Vodafone

first_img Tim Ferguson Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Verizon Communications has said that it is not considering a takeover of Vodafone with or without AT&T, reports Bloomberg.In a statement Verizon reiterated its interest in Vodafone’s 45 per cent stake in the Verizon Wireless US joint venture but said it doesn’t currently have any intention “to merge with or make an offer for Vodafone, whether alone or in conjunction with others”.The Financial Times’ Alphaville blog yesterday cited “usually reliable people” as saying that Verizon and AT&T were working on a breakup bid for Vodafone with a potential offer of $245 billion for the UK-headquartered operator, a 40 per cent premium on its share price and M&A record.The scenario would see Verizon gain full ownership of Verizon Wireless and AT&T acquire Vodafone’s European assets.Verizon is unable to make a bid within six months of saying it isn’t interested, unless Vodafone directors agree to it, a third party makes a bid of a whitewash or a reverse takeover proposal comes from Vodafone.Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Robin Bienenstock wrote in a note that Vodafone is seen as “a very reluctant seller” and that Verizon’s statement suggests Vodafone rebuffed its interests in the stake it holds in Verizon Wireless.Vodafone is looking to add scale to its business but is struggling with declining service revenue due to a slowdown in Europe. CEO Vittorio Collao has said he wants to gain assets that would allow the company to offer bundled internet, mobile and landline phone services across the continent.Vodafone shares fell by as much as 3.7 per cent following the Verizon denial after having risen by as much as 6.1 per cent on the back of initial reports about the Verizon and AT&T offer. Related Home Verizon denies AT&T joint bid for Vodafone AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 APR 2013 Operators back Qualcomm role in open RAN path Author Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Previous ArticleJoyn goes native in SpainNext ArticleWiMAX player halts 4G auction in Bahrain Tags AT&TFinancialVerizon CommunicationsVerizon WirelessVodafonelast_img read more

YouTube boosts gesture, navigation controls

first_img Related Home YouTube boosts gesture, navigation controls Tags YouTube extends Shorts trial to US Previous ArticleTrump adviser dismisses nationalised 5G concernsNext ArticleTelus flags network consistency as key for future apps Los beneficios de Alphabet se disparan gracias a la publicidad Clash gets teeth into Byte app Apps center_img mobile videoupdateYouTube Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Yanitsa Boyadzhieva YouTube unveiled a handful of updates to its app to simplify video streaming, seeking to fend off increasing competition in the online content market.In a blog, YouTube product manager Reid Watson said users will be able to use gestures to navigate the service, with upward swipes switching videos to full screen and down exiting.Other features are designed to make captions more visible by adding a more prominent setting on the player, simplifying turning autoplay on or off, and a list view of “chapters” for skipping to specific parts of a video.YouTube said it was also starting to roll out prompts such as suggesting users rotate their phone or use a VR headset “when we think you can have a better experience”.The move comes in times of high competition in the world of online video streaming from direct rivals including Netflix, along with recent uptake of TikTok, which offers short-form content. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 27 OCT 2020 Authorlast_img read more