Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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.

INNIO and Raven SR agree deal to power first waste-to-hydrogen plant

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INNIO in collaboration with Raven SR announced Raven SR’s plans to use INNIO’s Jenbacher engines [60 Hz] with a “Ready for H2” option to produce renewable energy. This will power and heat Raven SR’s S- Series hydrogen production facility at a landfill in Richmond, California.

MarcumBP changes name to Marcum Asia CPAs LLP amidst rapid growth

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Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP announced that the organisation will change its name to Marcum Asia CPAs LLP, subject to regulatory approval. The name change will reflect the rapid growth of the organisation's work at the intersection of the United States and Asia markets.

Alliance Pharma expands early phase bioanalytical services into Australia

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Alliance Pharma (Alliance), a bioanalytical and CMC testing services firm in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, announced they will be opening a bioanalytical laboratory, Alliance Pharma Pty, Ltd., in Brisbane, Australia. The 20,000-square-foot purpose-built facility supporting preclinical and clinical testing will be fully operational in November 2022.

Fiverr and Selina agree partnership to bring together Anywhere Workers

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Fiverr International Ltd., the globally renown freelance firm that is revolutionising how the world works together, announced a new partnership with Selina, one of the world’s largest experiential hospitality brands built to address the needs of millennial and Gen Z travellers. The purpose of this deal is to provide Anywhere Workers (people who work remotely while travelling from at least two locations, domestic or international, throughout the year), the opportunity to find community and connect with like-minded individuals during their travels.

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.

LaunchVic’s new 30X30 program backs the next wave of tech unicorns

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Nine of Victoria’s emerging startups have been selected to participate in 30X30, LaunchVic’s new program that is on a mission to see 30 Victorian startups reach unicorn status by 2030. Supported by mentors who have scaled the HR, Operations or Finance functions at top startups like Atlassian, Canva, Bumble and SafetyCulture, the program is helping Victorian scaleups build world-class back-office operations to contend with massive growth.

Inflation outstrips rental growth for more than a decade, finds new study

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Research has found that rents have grown at only half the rate of inflation for over a decade – even after allowing for the past year’s rent increases and the current inflation spikes. Ongoing anti-investor sentiment is set to deepen the rental crisis, too, according to experts.

Consumers move to prioritize travel spend supported by fintech services

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Amadeus commissioned ‘Consumer Travel Spend Priorities’ a research study with 4,500 consumers from France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore to understand their expected spending habits for the coming twelve months. Consumers confirmed their desire to travel despite the economic uncertainty, with ‘international travel’ ranked as the highest priority from a selection of six discretionary spend categories.

Delivery choice to fuel eCommerce and retail industry growth, finds study

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Research by HUBBED has revealed the retail and eCommerce industry is exposing itself to substantial loss in online sales due to a divide between consumer delivery expectations. Australians’ increasing appetite for online sales saw nearly $56bn in online retail over the last 12 months to May, which accounts for 14.7% of the nation’s total retail trade estimate.