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Onde Launches Virtual Ride.Right.Now Conference for Ride-hailing Business

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 10:00am

MINSK, Belarus, July 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- This year's topic is Hack the Crisis: Business Tips for Post-Covid Era.

Key Points: 
  • MINSK, Belarus, July 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- This year's topic is Hack the Crisis: Business Tips for Post-Covid Era.
  • The event features panels on business diversification opportunities, social responsibility, dealing with local health authorities regulations, and much more.
  • Onde powers more than 200 ride-hailing businesses in 70+ countries to change the way transportation works.
  • The online conference Ride.Right.Now is a perfect opportunity for those who want to launch a business, need growth-hacking insights, or are willing to streamline operations in a traditional taxi company.

Honduras Government Enables More Triages and Increases Medical Brigades to Massively Detect People Affected by COVID-19

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 7:46pm

TEGUCIGALPA Honduras, July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honduras government reinforced a series of measures to identify and prevent the spread and contagion of covid-19 throughout the national territory.

Key Points: 
  • TEGUCIGALPA Honduras, July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honduras government reinforced a series of measures to identify and prevent the spread and contagion of covid-19 throughout the national territory.
  • In the last hours, President Juan Orlando Hernndez announced the authorization of more triages and care centers in conjunction with the municipalities, churches, private sector and others "to continue facing the pandemic and reinforcing hospitals with more equipment and supplies".
  • The Government's Civic Center is one of the sites that is enabled as a triage area, along with other facilities already operating in Tegucigalpa, the country's capital and one of the areas with the highest infection rate in Honduras.
  • The brigades are integrated by doctors, military, police and personnel from the Permanent Contingency Commission (Copeco in Spanish).To date, around 16,000 homes have been visited and nearly 3,000 people suspected of the disease have been identified and treated.

Georgia Power offers energy-saving tips to help reduce impact of summer heat during COVID-19

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 4:00pm

Georgia Power's My Power Usage program, a free service connected to many Georgia Power online accounts, allows customers to track their daily energy use, project their monthly bill, and set daily or monthly usage alerts.

Key Points: 
  • Georgia Power's My Power Usage program, a free service connected to many Georgia Power online accounts, allows customers to track their daily energy use, project their monthly bill, and set daily or monthly usage alerts.
  • Georgia Power also announced last month that the typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours would receive an$11.29credit on their June Georgia Power bill.
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Georgia Power supports the Division of Family & Children Services to help qualifying, low-income households pay their home energy bills.
  • Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D.

Morocco: United against COVID-19 - Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes ensures continued education thanks to EU support

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 4:04pm

Thanks to this support, the University has been able to ensure the continued education of its scholarship students and produce protective medical equipment.

Key Points: 
  • Thanks to this support, the University has been able to ensure the continued education of its scholarship students and produce protective medical equipment.
  • The European Union (EU) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) already partners of the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (UEMF) development project have jointly supported two innovative and inclusive UEMF initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • About the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (UEMF):

    The Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes promotes intercultural dialogue, exchange and cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean-African area, while conducting high-level training and research.

  • About EU and EIB support to Morocco in response to the pandemic:

    EU response:

    EIB response:

    For additional information, please visit:

    www.ueuromed.org

    Delegation of the EU to Morocco website

    EIB activity in Morocco

UK still has no coherent strategy for engaging with Africa

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:04am

BackgroundIn 2015 the African Union outlined, in Agenda 2063, its strategy to achieve the Pan African vision of "An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic force in the international arena".

Key Points: 

Background

    • In 2015 the African Union outlined, in Agenda 2063, its strategy to achieve the Pan African vision of "An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic force in the international arena".
    • In February 2019, the UK and the AU signed a Joint Communiqu on the African Union-United Kingdom Partnership.
    • This set out "a broad range of shared priorities in support of the African Unions objectives for the continent.

Chair's comments

    • Commenting on the report, Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Chair of the Committee, said: "Despite a significant fanfare when it was launched in 2018 the Governments new strategic approach to Africa has failed to live up to its name.
    • It is time to press the reset button, and use the timing of the UKs exit from the EU and the Integrated Review of foreign, defence, security and international development policy to develop an action plan for a new relationship based on genuine partnership.
    • We have a lot to do to overcome that damage and develop the kind of future relationship that is in the interests of both the UK and the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • "Despite a significant fanfare when it was launched in 2018 the Governments new strategic approach to Africa has failed to live up to its name.

Conclusions and recommendations 

    Further information

    UK still has no coherent strategy for engaging with Africa

    Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:03am

    BackgroundIn 2015 the African Union outlined, in Agenda 2063, its strategy to achieve the Pan African vision of "An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic force in the international arena".

    Key Points: 

    Background

      • In 2015 the African Union outlined, in Agenda 2063, its strategy to achieve the Pan African vision of "An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic force in the international arena".
      • In February 2019, the UK and the AU signed a Joint Communiqu on the African Union-United Kingdom Partnership.
      • This set out "a broad range of shared priorities in support of the African Unions objectives for the continent.

    Chair's comments

      • Commenting on the report, Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Chair of the Committee, said: "Despite a significant fanfare when it was launched in 2018 the Governments new strategic approach to Africa has failed to live up to its name.
      • It is time to press the reset button, and use the timing of the UKs exit from the EU and the Integrated Review of foreign, defence, security and international development policy to develop an action plan for a new relationship based on genuine partnership.
      • We have a lot to do to overcome that damage and develop the kind of future relationship that is in the interests of both the UK and the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa.
      • "Despite a significant fanfare when it was launched in 2018 the Governments new strategic approach to Africa has failed to live up to its name.

    Conclusions and recommendations 

      Further information

      Mining Provider Xive Rolls Out Rebrand and Free Educational Platform on Mining and Crypto

      Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:48pm

      NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kazakhstan-based mining provider Xive announced mining capacities empowerment and the launch of an updated site on July 9th.

      Key Points: 
      • NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kazakhstan-based mining provider Xive announced mining capacities empowerment and the launch of an updated site on July 9th.
      • Besides hashpower sharing, Xive offers its clients mining hardware accommodation starting from$0.042 per KWh.
      • Learning platform Xive Academy includes a set of educational articles on the company website and a series of free webinars, dedicated to the basics of mining and cryptocurrencies.
      • Xive is an officially registered Kazakhstan-based mining provider that offers remote mining and hardware accommodation services.

      Mining Provider Xive Rolls Out Rebrand and Free Educational Platform on Mining and Crypto

      Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:44pm

      NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kazakhstan-based mining provider Xive announced mining capacities empowerment and the launch of an updated site on July 9th.

      Key Points: 
      • NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kazakhstan-based mining provider Xive announced mining capacities empowerment and the launch of an updated site on July 9th.
      • Besides hashpower sharing, Xive offers its clients mining hardware accommodation starting from$0.042 per KWh.
      • Learning platform Xive Academy includes a set of educational articles on the company website and a series of free webinars, dedicated to the basics of mining and cryptocurrencies.
      • Xive is an officially registered Kazakhstan-based mining provider that offers remote mining and hardware accommodation services.

      PENETRON ADMIX Protects Deniz Mall From the Caspian Sea

      Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:00am

      "This was a much-anticipated new retail, leisure and entertainment development for the city of Baku," says Kirman Mammadov, Managing Director of Penetron Azerbaijan.

      Key Points: 
      • "This was a much-anticipated new retail, leisure and entertainment development for the city of Baku," says Kirman Mammadov, Managing Director of Penetron Azerbaijan.
      • "The shops and public areas at the Mall currently observe social distancing measures and a face mask requirement, all in line with government health regulations.
      • Chapman Taylor, a global architectural and planning firm that has completed over 2,000 projects in 90 countries, designed a sculptural form for the Deniz Mall with a series of shell roofs that reflect off the waters of the surrounding Caspian Sea.
      • Located on land reclaimed from the Caspian Sea, the project was faced with several challenges, including high levels of groundwater and saltwater penetration.

      Pear Therapeutics Announces $50 Million Credit Facility from Perceptive Advisors

      Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:05pm

      Pear Therapeutics, Inc. (Pear or the Company) today announced that it closed a credit facility for up to $50 million from Perceptive Advisors (Perceptive), a leading life sciences investment firm.

      Key Points: 
      • Pear Therapeutics, Inc. (Pear or the Company) today announced that it closed a credit facility for up to $50 million from Perceptive Advisors (Perceptive), a leading life sciences investment firm.
      • In connection with the financing, Pear issued warrants to Perceptive, and Sam Chawla of Perceptive received board observer rights.
      • We are pleased to have the support of Perceptive Advisors and look forward to having Sam Chawla join our Board meetings.
      • Perceptive is delighted to provide growth capital to support Pears commercialization strategy at this exciting time in its evolution, said Sam Chawla, Portfolio Manager of Perceptive Advisors.