Start-up helps address low insurance takeup

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Philippine Star

Lawrence Agcaoili – The Philippine Star November 7, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Start-up Saphron is helping address the low insurance penetration in the Philippines through a platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The financial technology (fintech) start-up is one of five companies that received equity-free investment, technical and business mentorship under the “Fintech for Impact” program of ING Bank and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Latest data from the Insurance Commission showed insurance penetration or the share of premiums to gross domestic product (GDP) i… Read More “Start-up helps address low insurance takeup”

A digital

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Philippine Star

BREAKTHROUGH – Elfren S. Cruz – The Philippine Star November 7, 2021 | 12:00am The pandemic and serious concerns about the environment have distracted attention from another revolution happening in the World today. The explosion of data flows globally and has set digital platforms that have been overlooked. There are estimates that cross border data flows grew by 112 times from 2008 to 2020. Digital technologies have allowed the international trade in data to continue replacing traditional goods and services. While the average consumer remains unaware, the use of digital technology has now bec… Read More “A digital

Drinking toilet water and running naked: EDG Worlds 2021 fan celebrations are outlandish

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Inven Global

EDward Gaming based in Guangzhou, China, is now the third LPL team in four years to claim the Summoners Cup after winning the biggest League of Legends tournament of the year. Their victory was celebrated all across Weibo and other Chinese social media sites with the most popular # essentially translating to #EDGflagwin. Before EDG won Worlds 2021, Chinese fans showed their support (and simultaneously skepticism) by promising increasingly embarrassing or intense dares if EDG were to actually win. The following are Chinese to English translations of some of the most upvoted and shared “If EDG w… Read More “Drinking toilet water and running naked: EDG Worlds 2021 fan celebrations are outlandish”

Ditch your labels | Opinion

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NJ.com

By Meg Columbia-Walsh I am a self-made woman. I come from a World without power or wealth, but with the support of family, teachers, and mentors I found my way to success. Currently, I am a Global Market Leader in Healthcare and Life Sciences for AWS/Amazon. Prior, I have been a successful entrepreneur, building and selling four companies and an IPO. Those titles only describe what I do, they don’t define who I am. Titles and labels — from the ones we are assigned in the workplace to the ones we give ourselves — can get in our way of finding success and happiness. Labels have been attached to … Read More “Ditch your labels | Opinion”

Early Season Woes for the Boston Celtics

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Prime Time Sports Talk

The Boston Celtics are slumping to start the season. After a rehaul of the team’s roster under new Basketball of Operations leader Brad Stevens, the team is still looking like last year’s team. New faces, the same problems, and a very worrisome start for the franchise. Ime Udoka came into Boston with the plan to revamp the offense. Expectations were to make the team a better passing team than last season. Boston finished last season 27th in assists, and after nine games the team is trending in the right direction. Udoka has the Celtics as the 19th best passing team in the league which is a maj… Read More “Early Season Woes for the Boston Celtics”

U.S. orders non-emergency government employees in Ethiopia to leave

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Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) -The United States has ordered non-emergency U.S. government employees in Ethiopia to leave because of armed conflict and civil unrest, its embassy in Addis Ababa said on Saturday. Denmark and Italy also asked their citizens in Ethiopia to leave while commercial flights were still available, as rebellious Tigrayan forces and their allies have advanced towards the capital Addis Ababa. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government, which has been embroiled in a year-long war against Tigrayan forces, has promised to keep fighting despite calls for a ceasefire from African nations, West… Read More “U.S. orders non-emergency government employees in Ethiopia to leave”

Great Lakes’ record warmth likely to fuel lake effect snow, may disrupt fish

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The Detroit News

DETROIT — The Great Lakes are experiencing record warmth this fall as water temperatures spike well above normal seasonal levels, fueling lake effect snow and potentially disrupting fish spawning. The surging temperatures are most stark in Lake Superior, the northerly Great Lake notorious for its frigidity. It has never been so balmy this late into the fall and has consistently set records for its warmth, according to federal data dating back to 1995. Lake Superior was nearly 60 degrees on Oct. 8, when the water is typically around 52. On Thursday, it was 51.5 degrees — nearly 6 degrees higher… Read More “Great Lakes’ record warmth likely to fuel lake effect snow, may disrupt fish”

The last word on the ending of ‘The Sopranos’ (I hope)

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NJArts.net

James Gandolfini and Edie Falco in the last scene of “The Sopranos.” This week, there has been another round of Internet posts discussing the final scene of “The Sopranos,” inspired by a Nov. 2 Hollywood Reporter post that is titled ” ‘Sopranos’ Creator David Chase Finally Reveals What Happened to Tony (Exclusive)” — though it doesn’t resolve anything, and shouldn’t count as an exclusive given how many times Chase has talked about this over the years. Reading this latest interview with Chase made me think something I have thought many times over the years: “David Chase should really just shut … Read More “The last word on the ending of ‘The Sopranos’ (I hope)”

Minister Champagne to travel to Germany, Belgium and France

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TDPel Media

The Honourable François-Phillipe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will be travelling to Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Ludwigshafen, Stuttgart, Weissach and Munich, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; and Paris, France. He will meet with his international counterparts as well as stakeholders across sectors of the economy and attend the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence Summit. The Minister will discuss opportunities for partnership and investments in Canada to help drive a sustainable post-pandemic economic recovery. Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Ludwigshafen, Stuttgart, Weissach an… Read More “Minister Champagne to travel to Germany, Belgium and France”

Egyptian parliament committee head congratulates Aliyev

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Azer News

By Trend Chairman of the Committee on Religious and Waqf Affairs of the Parliament of the Arab Republic of Egypt professor Ali Gomaa sent a congratulatory letter to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of November 8 – Victory Day. the story will be updated. — Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz Read More “Egyptian parliament committee head congratulates Aliyev”