Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Volkswagen Group selects BlackBerry QNX for new auto software platform

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BlackBerry Limited announced that CARIAD, the Volkswagen Group's software company has selected BlackBerry® QNX® technology as one component of its software platform VW.OS.

Meet the man on a mission to end the homelessness epidemic in Australia

Leading Australian businessman, entrepreneur, author and renowned philanthropist Chris Christofi has embarked on an ambitious campaign to break the all time donation record for this year’s Vinnies CEO Sleepout, setting the lofty goal of raising $250,000 for charity. Mr Christofi, founder and CEO of property investment and finance group Reventon, will partake in his 5th Sleepout. The event will be held at the Port Melbourne Timber Yard on 23 June. Chris aims to donate $250k to help improve the homelessness epidemic in Australia.

Do you want to travel with your furry friend? Here is what you must...

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Pets have long since provided incomparable companionship and it is getting harder to go away on long trips without them. Referred to as man’s best friends, pets have become part of the family and become hard to disregard in most societies. Therefore, when you next plan your family vacation, you might want to consider your cat or dog as you plan your trip.

Innovators to hear from Smartsheet’s top executives at ENGAGE 2022

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Smartsheet, the global enterprise platform for dynamic work, will host its annual ENGAGE conference, slated for September 19-22, 2022, at the Seattle Convention Center. Thousands of innovators will hear from Smartsheet executives, special guests including McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown and Head of Commercial Technology Ed Green, and well-known brands like TIME and HP about platform updates, the power of Smartsheet and our vision for helping organizations amplify their impact, no matter the challenges they face.

Radar Healthcare releases report on global healthcare, UK ranks seventh

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Healthcare systems differ, with some providing high-quality services for free, and others causing people to quickly rack up thousands in medical bills. Does paying for healthcare mean that you are guaranteed a better service, or are free healthcare systems just as reliable? In order to delve into how simple differences between the way that healthcare systems are implemented around the world can have huge impacts on the quality of results and level of care, Radar Healthcare have carried out research in order to create their new Healthcare Mapped report.

Chinese green technology enterprise GEM to land on the Swiss Exchange

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GEM (stock code: 002340), a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, announced that on June 22, 2022, that the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) gave its approval for the company to issue global depository receipts (GDR) and to be listed on the Swiss Exchange (SIX). On July 20, SIX approved GEM to issue GDR and to be listed on the SIX. So far, the path of GEM issuing GDR and going public on the SIX have been unimpeded.

Gamified education key to boosting STEM capabilities in kids, finds study

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Gamified education could be the key to boosting STEM capabilities in primary school students according to research from the University of South Australia which shows that it can improve spatial reasoning skills and shape positive attitudes towards STEM and design thinking. The study showed that regular use of Makers Empire - a gamified 3D computer-aided design program - can significantly improve spatial reasoning skills in up to 85% of children.

Gallagher Basset appoints Pete Diskin as its new Chief Client Officer

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Gallagher Bassett Australia has appointed Pete Diskin as Chief Client Officer to lead growth and retention strategies for its Australian business across all product lines and markets. Diskin relocates from the UK, where he has been the Chief Client Officer since 2018, following 17 years with Gallagher Bassett (GB) in Australia in operational, sales and leadership roles.

Cardo Health partners to launch Kena Health App in South Africa

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For the early detection and treatment of health conditions, easy access to primary healthcare is crucial. Today, however, Africa has the lowest patient-to-doctor ratio in the world with 0.23 doctors for every 10,000 people, compared to 84.2 doctors in the most developed countries. Digital solutions offer a great opportunity to bridge this gap, offering affordable and high-quality care to millions of people.

Company declines the US may face due to Aussie construction woes

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In light of the issues being faced by Aussie home builders –  and a possible recession –  now is the optimal time for residential home builders to take stock of their businesses and cash flow to avoid facing a risky financial future. The last 12 months have been tough on builders. Around 80% of them are using their own funds in order to complete a client's home.