Crunch time for Biden as Congress debates historic agenda

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Washington (AFP) – Joe Biden faces the most important test of his presidency this week as Democrats in the US Congress launch a highwire bid to implement his sweeping economic agenda while keeping the government’s lights on. The House and Senate are moving toward votes on legislation dealing with infrastructure and social programs worth almost $5 trillion while also averting a government shutdown on Friday and a looming debt default. Failure on any front would be catastrophic for a president looking to cement his legacy, while Democrats would see their chances diminished for hanging onto the H… Read More “Crunch time for Biden as Congress debates historic agenda”

CPN, partners launch J Food Festival

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The Bangkok Post

Central Pattana Plc (CPN), the operator of centralwOrld, CentralPlaza, CentralFestival, Central Phuket and Central Village, in tandem with affiliate Central FoodPark, is joining hands with its business partners Thaitheparos plc and Dairy Plus Co — the manufacturer and distributor of Dna Soy milk — to hold the ‘Thailand J Food Festival 2021’ at Central shopping centres nationwide, offering a variety of vegetarian food in one place from Oct 5-14. Nattakit Tangpoonsinthana, executive vice-president of marketing at Central Pattana, said this year the vegetarian festival is held under the concept o… Read More “CPN, partners launch J Food Festival”

Fitch says SCB rejig in line with trend

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The Bangkok Post

Siam Commercial Bank’s (SCB) reorganisation reflects the industry’s rising complexity. The group restructuring announced by SCB on Sept 22 is in line with the trend for Thai banks to become more complex financial groups, Fitch Ratings says. SCB plans to set up a holding company that will own the group’s operating entities, including SCB. It aims for the transaction to be completed in the second quarter of 2022 once necessary approvals are obtained. Fitch does not expect the restructuring to affect SCB’s ratings. The Thai banking sector is facing a prolonged low-growth and low interest-rate env… Read More “Fitch says SCB rejig in line with trend”

Portalnet, IBM help firms speed up digital strategies

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The Bangkok Post

Portalnet, a leading technology solutions firm and a subsidiary of Samart Telcoms, has partnered with IBM to help large enterprises across sectors accelerate their digital transformations with IBM Cloud Pak and its latest Power10 microprocessor. Sirilak Chuenprasert, managing director of Portalnet, said that even though modern technology has revolutionised the working process of businesses, choosing the right system integrator is crucial for any organisation to successfully achieve their full digital transformation. “A good system integrator must study and make a deep analysis of each individu… Read More “Portalnet, IBM help firms speed up digital strategies”

Instagram delays kids’ version after criticism

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New York (AFP) – Facebook announced Monday it was pausing development of the children’s version of its Instagram photo-sharing app, after widespread criticism and building worries the platform could damage young people‘s mental health. The decision to hold the iteration for children under 13 comes as Facebook grapples with fallout from a withering Wall Street Journal series revealing the social media giant’s own research showed it knew of the harm Instagram can do to teenage girls’ well-being.  Facebook’s announcement was also made just days ahead of testimony from one of its executives before… Read More “Instagram delays kids’ version after criticism”

Your posture can do wonders for your pelvic floor muscles

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Your pelvic floor can easily be overloaded, whether through your posture or lifting heavy objects without sufficient care, scientists say. If you repeatedly strain your pelvic floor, your muscles may grow weak, which can occasionally lead to urinary incontinence. One preventive measure is to keep your back as straight as possible, whether you’re heading upstairs, sitting at a table, using the bathroom or when sneezing, coughing or laughing. In general, bear in mind that it is better to squat than to bend over, if you’re weeding the garden for example. Bend your knees, while keeping a straight … Read More “Your posture can do wonders for your pelvic floor muscles”

Azerbaijan’s State Security Service shares video dedicated to Remembrance Day

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By Trend The State Security Service of Azerbaijan has prepared a video dedicated to the Remembrance Day celebrated on September 27, Trend reports referring to the Service’s connection. As a sign of deep respect for the memory of martyrs – soldiers and officers who heroically fought in the second Karabakh war of Azerbaijan and sacrificing their lives for their Motherland, who raised the Azerbaijani flag in the Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenia occupation, by order of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev dated December 2, 2020, a decision was made to annually mark September 27 as t… Read More “Azerbaijan’s State Security Service shares video dedicated to Remembrance Day”

Azerbaijani MoD shares footage dedicated to Remembrance Day

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By Trend The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan has shared footage dedicated to the Day of Remembrance [of Azerbaijani martyrs who sacrificed their lives for liberating Azerbaijani territories from Armenian occupation in the 2020 Second Karabakh War], marked on September 27, Trend reports citing the ministry. The footage is called “Heroic Chronicle”. In accordance with President Ilham Aliyev’s order dated December 2, 2020, September 27 is marked annually as the Day of Remembrance in Azerbaijan. — Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz Read More “Azerbaijani MoD shares footage dedicated to Remembrance Day”

The Chiefs unveils partnership with Energizer

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Esports Insider

Australian esports organisation The Chiefs Esports Club has announced a partnership with battery manufacturer Energizer. As a result, the manufacturer will become the official battery partner of the organisation. RELATED: The Chiefs announces partnership with AndaSeat The two parties will collaborate on a range of activations. This includes the operation of community tournaments to grow grassroots esports in Australia. Alongside the activations, Energizer’s logo will now appear on the organisation’s jersey. Nick Bobir, CEO at Chiefs Esports, spoke on the deal in a release: “Being the first esp… Read More “The Chiefs unveils partnership with Energizer”

Dash Camera Footage Helps Scientists Find Meteors in Slovenia

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By Tobias Carroll Meteors and meteor fragments plummeting towards the planet’s surface are regular occurrences — but the technology that can help scientists zero in on them might not be what you’d expect. You might imagine a powerful space telescope or a high-tech radar array being used to unearth more details about interplanetary objects heading towards the ground. But a more modest piece of technology can also be of substantial use here — specifically, dash cameras. You might recall the massive fireball that appeared in the skies over Russia in 2013. Some of the most widely-circulated footag… Read More “Dash Camera Footage Helps Scientists Find Meteors in Slovenia”