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International Contact Group on Venezuela Ministerial Declaration

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 8:01am

The International Contact Group met at Ministerial level by videoconference on 17 September.

Key Points: 
  • The International Contact Group met at Ministerial level by videoconference on 17 September.
  • The Group welcomed the participation for the first time of Argentina as full member and announced that Bolivia would be stepping down from the Group.
  • ICG members concluded that conditions are not met, at the moment, for a transparent, inclusive, free and fair electoral process.
  • All obstacles to political participation must be removed in order for a meaningful electoral process to take place.
  • ICG members welcome the call to the international community to observe the elections, as a fundamental guarantee of transparency, freedom and fairness of any future electoral process.
  • Increased donors support for the humanitarian response, as Venezuela remains one of the least funded humanitarian crises in the world, is much needed.
  • The ICG stands ready to assist the UN HCHR in her efforts to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Venezuela.
  • The full respect of political rights in the country requires the return of Venezuela to democracy and the rule of law.

Canada Invests in Innovative Technology for the Canadian Mining Industry

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 5:00pm

SASKATOON, SK, Sept. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's mining and minerals industry is important to communities across the country.

Key Points: 
  • SASKATOON, SK, Sept. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's mining and minerals industry is important to communities across the country.
  • This will be more important than ever as we reopen the economy and plan our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
  • The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $1.6-million investment for the development of an active clay analyzer for the Canadian mining industry.
  • This project is funded through Natural Resources Canada's Clean Growth Program , which invests in clean technology research and development projects in Canada's energy, mining and forest sectors.

Eastern Europe Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) Forecasts to 2025: Eastern Europe will have 26.42 Million Paying SVOD Subscriptions - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 3:56pm

Eastern Europe will have 26.42 million paying SVOD subscriptions by 2025; more than double from the 10.26 million recorded by end-2019.

Key Points: 
  • Eastern Europe will have 26.42 million paying SVOD subscriptions by 2025; more than double from the 10.26 million recorded by end-2019.
  • From the 16 million additional subscriptions, Russia will generate 4.8 million to take its total to 8.8 million and Poland 5 million to total 8.7 million.
  • Russia became the SVOD subscription market leader in 2019 by overtaking Poland.
  • Although it has plenty of home-grown players, Russia's SVOD sector will remain held back by the limited presence of foreign platforms.

Zudy, the Leader in Rapid Digital Transformation, Announces Asian Expansion

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:42am

Vinyl is an impressive application development platform that allows businesses to deploy applications in days to solve process and data challenges.

Key Points: 
  • Vinyl is an impressive application development platform that allows businesses to deploy applications in days to solve process and data challenges.
  • This is exactly what businesses have been waiting for the last decade, stated Lim, who leads the expansion of Zudy's presence in Asia.
  • His experience helps companies achieve the agility and cost savings that meaningful digital transformation can bring.
  • Zudy Asia is currently providing sales, support and services in several Asian countries including Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam with plans for future expansion in the coming months.

eGeneration Partners with Bangladesh Government to Fight Pandemic with Technology

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:47am

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the whole world and Bangladesh is no difference.

Key Points: 
  • DHAKA, Bangladesh, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the whole world and Bangladesh is no difference.
  • eGeneration, one of the leading IT companies in Bangladesh, has been working since the beginning of the pandemic to help strengthen the economy and society by offering various technological tools and solutions to fight the impact of coronavirus.
  • Many government functions have seen radical changes in how they operate with the help of tools and technologies provided by eGeneration.
  • eGeneration strongly advocates that proper implementation of technology through collaboration with government, private sector, and healthcare providers is much needed to keep pace with the ongoing situation and defeat corona."

eGeneration Partners with Bangladesh Government to Fight Pandemic with Technology

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:37am

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the whole world and Bangladesh is no difference.

Key Points: 
  • DHAKA, Bangladesh, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the whole world and Bangladesh is no difference.
  • eGeneration, one of the leading IT companies in Bangladesh, has been working since the beginning of the pandemic to help strengthen the economy and society by offering various technological tools and solutions to fight the impact of coronavirus.
  • Many government functions have seen radical changes in how they operate with the help of tools and technologies provided by eGeneration.
  • eGeneration strongly advocates that proper implementation of technology through collaboration with government, private sector, and healthcare providers is much needed to keep pace with the ongoing situation and defeat corona."

ibex Brings 500 Jobs to Ocho Rios With the Country’s First Contact Center

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 3:21pm

ibex (NASDAQ:ibex), a leading global provider of outsourced CX solutions, is bringing hundreds of new jobs to Jamaica launching its 4th contact center in Ocho Rios, a first for the region.

Key Points: 
  • ibex (NASDAQ:ibex), a leading global provider of outsourced CX solutions, is bringing hundreds of new jobs to Jamaica launching its 4th contact center in Ocho Rios, a first for the region.
  • The brand new, custom-built facility is slated to open in the fall of 2020, with ibex occupying two complete floors.
  • With ibexs rigorous Covid-19 protocols in mind, the Ocho Rios location will provide employees with a safe environment and the industry-best standards of every ibex site worldwide.
  • We are very happy to include Ocho Rios as one of our portfolio sites in Jamaica, said Jaime Vergara, SVP of operations and country manager for ibex.

Dominica's Citizenship-by-Investment-Funded Jungle Bay Resort & Spa Will Reopen Next Month

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 2:58pm

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Jungle Bay, an award-winning adventure and wellness resort, is set to open for business in October this year.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Jungle Bay, an award-winning adventure and wellness resort, is set to open for business in October this year.
  • The Prime Minister said that he was pleased that Sam Raphael, Dominican born entrepreneur and the CEO of Jungle Bay,had not made any employees redundant.
  • CBI resources became a tool to improve the lives of the people, and the people recognise it," Raphael said.
  • After three years, one has the option to resell their investment to a non-CBI applicant and still retain their citizenship.

Overture International: Protecting those most vulnerable

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 9:53pm

During this time, Boisvert, conducted mission work at ESPWA while working within the Catholic Diocese of Les Cayes, Haiti.

Key Points: 
  • During this time, Boisvert, conducted mission work at ESPWA while working within the Catholic Diocese of Les Cayes, Haiti.
  • Marc Boisvert left mission work at ESPWA in Haiti mid-2018 and since that time has had no authority or responsibility.
  • Today, ESPWA is partnered with Overture International whose mission is to strengthen families and communities in Haiti.
  • Overture International and ESPWAs priority is to stand with our vulnerable beneficiaries and ensure that their rights are protected and respected.

80% of MSPs retain staff despite decreasing revenues due to COVID-19, Altaro survey shows

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:00pm

VALLETTA, Malta, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have resisted business pressures to lay off staff despite declining revenues and economic uncertainty during the COVID pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • VALLETTA, Malta, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have resisted business pressures to lay off staff despite declining revenues and economic uncertainty during the COVID pandemic.
  • Eight out of 10 MSPs said they did not lay off staff and those that did, expect to rehire within six months, according to an Altaro survey.
  • Although one-third of MSPs said they faced losses of up to 50% in the first half of 2020, 21% reported revenues increase of up to 25%, while 21% saw no change in revenues.
  • Despite a tough start to the first half of the year, not all is doom and gloom.