Kindness, care and appreciation

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Philippine Star

A marketing team worked for three weeks preparing a one-year strategic plan for the chief marketing officer. For unknown reasons, the CMO cancels the meeting just hours before it is set to start. The meeting was rescheduled, but with the cancellation and all their work wasted, the team felt devalued and unseen. It also signaled ambivalence. If the meeting was necessary, it should have happened. What is worse than having the meeting cancelled was that the cancellation was done without an explanation. Things like these happen all the time. You may have to cancel some meetings, but the CMO should… Read More “Kindness, care and appreciation”

Hospital command: COVID-19 calls down by over 50%

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Philippine Star

Sheila Crisostomo – The Philippine Star November 14, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — From some 350 calls daily in September, the One Hospital Command (OHC) has been receiving only around 150 calls per day over the past few weeks. According to OHC medical officer Marylaine Padlan, there has been a decrease in the requests for hospital referrals for COVID-19 patients. However, she underscored it is still early to say that the decline is related to the downgrading of the Alert Level in the National Capital Region (NCR) from level 3 to level 2 starting in Nov. 5. “It is difficult to say that … Read More “Hospital command: COVID-19 calls down by over 50%”

Philippines eyes cross-border payments with ASEAN peers

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Philippine Star

Lawrence Agcaoili – The Philippine Star November 14, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is pursuing seamless and low-cost cross-border payments with other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), particularly Malaysia and Thailand. In a virtual forum, BSP assistant governor Edna Villa said the Philippines and Singapore signed an enhanced innovation function cooperation agreement last week, upgrading the first partnership signed in 2017 that focus more on information sharing and a referral system for country innovators. “The upgrade of the agreem… Read More “Philippines eyes cross-border payments with ASEAN peers”

Bill Maher Ponders the Metaverse on a New “Real Time”

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InsideHook

By Tobias Carroll “Where does the time go? I’m already watching all the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel!” So said Bill Maher to kick off the latest episode of Real Time With Bill Maher — an episode that, as he pointed out, was the penultimate one of the current season. “Is that believable?” he added — and went on to ponder the plausibility of “this white, rural American town where nobody wears a Trump hat” where so many of the channel’s original productions seem to be set. Maher’s opening monologue painted a grim picture of a nation beset by supply chain issues and economic concerns. … Read More “Bill Maher Ponders the Metaverse on a New “Real Time””

Fitch forecasts current account to return to surplus in Azerbaijan

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Azer News

By Trend Fitch Ratings forecasts the current account in Azerbaijan returns to a surplus of 7.9 percent of GDP in 2021, from last year’s deficit of 0.5 percent, Trend reports with reference to the rating agency. Fitch Ratings has affirmed Azerbaijan’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘BB+’ with a Stable Outlook. The rating is supported by Azerbaijan’s very strong external balance sheet, low public debt and strong financing flexibility from large sovereign wealth fund assets. Azerbaijan’s large external buffers have been preserved during the pandemic and are supported by… Read More “Fitch forecasts current account to return to surplus in Azerbaijan”

Weekly review of Azerbaijani precious metals market

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Azer News

By Trend An ounce of gold in Azerbaijan increased by 51.2465 manats (1.65 percent) this week. The average price of one ounce of gold amounted to 3.134,261 manat, increasing by 3.25 percent or 98.4 manats compared to the previous week. Accordingly, the average price of one ounce of silver stood at 42.0401 manat, which is 4.22 percent more compared to the previous week. During the outgoing week, the price of an ounce of silver in Azerbaijan increased by 1,38 manat (3,32 percent). Besides, this week, an ounce of platinum in Azerbaijan increased by 8.5 manats (0.5 percent). Accordingly, the averag… Read More “Weekly review of Azerbaijani precious metals market”

Fitch forecasts GDP growth in Azerbaijan

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Azer News

By Trend Fitch Ratings forecasts GDP growth of 4.9 percent in 2021 in Azerbaijan, following last year’s 4.3 percent contraction, driven by a recovery in the non-oil sector and supported by the vaccination rollout, currently 97 doses per hundred people, Trend reports with reference to Fitch. “We project GDP growth slows to 2.9 percent in 2022 and 2.3 percent in 2023 reflecting base effects next year and stagnating energy production (with a steady fall in oil production from aging fields almost compensated by growth in the gas sector),” said the rating agency. Fitch estimates that inflation in A… Read More “Fitch forecasts GDP growth in Azerbaijan”

Anaheim Ducks’ General Manager Bob Murray Resigns, To Enter Alcohol Abuse Program

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uSports.org

The Anaheim Ducks’ executive vice president and general manager, Bob Murray, has resigned from his position. The move is effective immediately, and Murray will enroll in an alcohol abuse program. The decision was made one day after the Ducks placed Murray on administrative leave pending an internal investigation into allegations of improper professional conduct. Anaheim has not specified when these complaints were made, or how many people have come forward. Anaheim’s owner Henry Samueli met with Murray earlier on Wednesday prior to news of Murray’s departure becoming public: “First and foremos… Read More “Anaheim Ducks’ General Manager Bob Murray Resigns, To Enter Alcohol Abuse Program”

Barcelona confirms League of Legends entry, OpTic and Envy merges | ESI Digest #68

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Esports Insider

Each week, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. As well as being housed onYouTube, ESI Digest is available on all major podcast platforms and is also available in written form below. On this week’s ESI Digest, in partnership with Mbuzz Esports and BK ROG, we cover; Barcelona entering into League of Legends, OpTic merging with Envy, OverActive Media entering the OTCQB Venture Market, Team Liquid’s Coinbase partnership, plus Jackson Dahl departing 100 Thieves. FC Barcelona enters League of LegendsFC Barcelona, one of t… Read More “Barcelona confirms League of Legends entry, OpTic and Envy merges | ESI Digest #68”

Hitching rides on 13 spacecraft, more than 600 humans have been to space

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Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — When the SpaceX Dragon Endurance took flight atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, it marked the fifth flight to carry humans aboard the commercially built spacecraft. It also transported among its four passengers the 600th human to make it into space. Three of the four Crew-3 astronauts are space rookies. Based on his mission assignment from NASA, European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer takes the 600th spot. The flight also took Kayla Barron, the 601st person to space, in that she was the last of the four assigned to the crew in May. No. 599 is… Read More “Hitching rides on 13 spacecraft, more than 600 humans have been to space”