Salary Survey: Industry pay resilient in face of Covid-19

first_img Companies: Pentasia Email Address You can read an overview of last year’s here, and in-depth analysis of regional trends; hiring trends by specialism, and demand for different skillsets. The full iGB-Pentasia Salary Survey for 2020 will be published this month on iGB. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter According to data from the largest sector recruiter Pentasia based on placed salaries across its network, the average total salary in the year from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 was £58,264, a 1.25% year-on-year – or £736 – drop.Pentasia also analysed average salaries pre- and post-pandemic, and found that the average salary from July 2019 to January 2020 stood at £55,000, with this falling 1.8% to £54,000 as the effects of the pandemic took hold from March to June this year.Some departments or specialisms however were harder hit than others, most notably sales and product, with fewer roles and decreasing salary levels. Marketing was also said to have taken “a noticeable hit”, the recruiter told iGB this week. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 2nd October 2020 | By Aaron Noycenter_img More positively, redundancy rates remained low during the period from July 2019 to June 2020, while confidence for future employee growth remains high among employers. Salary Survey: Industry pay resilient in face of Covid-19 Topics: Finance People Recruitment People A clear disparity between employer and worker perceptions on remote working exists however, with this now seen as a hugely ‘desirable’ long-term goal for employees but employers “generally much less keen to stick with it” . The average gambling industry salary fell only marginally in the year to June despite the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, an exclusive preview of iGB’s annual salary survey has shown.last_img read more

Crown Paints Kenya ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgCrown Paints Kenya ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Crown Paints Kenya reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Crown Paints Kenya company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Crown Paints Kenya ( in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$287.59K (KES31.23M). An average of US$23.97K (KES2.6M) per month.Crown Paints Kenya Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileCrown Paints (Kenya) Limited manufactures and sells a range of paints and adhesives for the home decor, construction and industrial sectors. The company supplies markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somali, South Sudan and the DRC. Its retail paint range includes emulsion water-based paints, roof paint, wood finishes, textured finishes and special effects, floor paints and gloss/oil-based paints. Its construction and industrial division range includes Polyfilla, primers, undercoats, fillers and skimming products as well as an automotive range which includes metallic paint and 2K acrylic systems and nitro cellulose systems. Other products produced by Crown Pains Kenya include paint for road markings, and applications for tiles, leather, wood, fabricators and paper. Service operations include computerized tinting machines capable of dispensing a range of over 6 000 shades in a few minutes. Formerly known as Crown Berger Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Crown Paints Kenya Limited in 2012. The company has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Crown Berger (Kenya) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

3 reasons why the Ocado share price fell 7% last week

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FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 3 reasons why the Ocado share price fell 7% last weekcenter_img Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Jonathan Smith | Monday, 15th February, 2021 | More on: OCDO Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Last week, the Ocado (LSE:OCDO) share price was the worst performer within the FTSE 100. As of early Friday afternoon it was down 9.13% before a late rally saw it finish the week down 7.13%. The stock enjoyed a stellar 2020, with the pandemic meaning that an online-supermarket with home delivery was top of many people’s priority lists. Full-year results released last week highlighted this, yet the share price still manage to finish the week heavily down. What happened here?Results and potential taxesLast Tuesday, the full-year 2020 results were released. The Ocado share price dropped first thing on Tuesday morning. It couldn’t make it back to the levels seen on Monday throughout the rest of the trading day. But the results had shown that retail revenue growth for the year was 35%, with the solutions and logistics arm growing by 13.6%. The report flagged large scale opportunities for further growth in the online grocery space, with a target market globally valued at £2.8trn.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Ultimately, Ocado still was loss-making in 2020. It lost £44.1m before tax. This is an improvement on the 2019 loss of £214.5m, but is still a loss. Hence, the Ocado share price dropped. But Ocado should become profitable over the next one or two years if the current trajectory continues. Sometimes the market can be short term in its viewpoint, especially when results are first released.A second reason the Ocado share price fell last week was because of concerns around a possible new digital sales tax. This is something that’s currently being discussed by the Government, and could negatively impact Ocado. Tesco and 17 other retailers (with a physical presence) had sent a letter to the Government asking for a fairer trading environment. This called for a sales tax on online retailers.If a tax was brought in, then naturally this would reduce profitability for Ocado by the amount of the tax. If it’s a small percentage then it won’t be a big issue, but if it’s a tax the size of VAT or something similar, this could be a big problem.Concern for Ocado shares for 2021?The final reason that Ocado shares are struggling to hold ground is due to improved sentiment regarding getting life back to normal. News last week was positive.  The virus R number in the UK dropped below 1 for the first time since July so infections are clearly in decline. It was also reported during the week that the NHS is on track to meet Government vaccination targets.Ocado has a diversified business model involving technology solutions, logistics and international exposure. However, if the UK came out of lockdown and into some degree normality, the online grocery arm could see a revenue fall. People would feel more comfortable going back into physical stores, so Ocado as a ‘stay-at-home’ stock could struggle and continue to fall.It might not, of course, with many consumers having now developed a taste for online grocery shopping. And if the firm can focus on growing other business arms, then I don’t see this being a huge risk in the long term for the Ocado share price. Further, even though the full-year results showed a loss, I think the business could move to profitability in the mid-term. As such, I’d look to use this dip as an opportunity to buy the stock. See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

3 Strawberry Inspired Desserts for Memorial Day Weekend

first_img Please enter your comment! Your Memorial Weekend party isn’t complete without a sweet, summer treat and these strawberry desserts are some of our favorites.1. Strawberry Icebox CakeRecipe from Jessica on her Sprinkle Some Sugar blogIngredients:3 lbs strawberries, sliced1 14.4 oz box Honey Graham Crackers3 8 oz tubs Cool WhipInstructions:*Each Cool Whip layer uses one whole tub (besides the first thin layer).*Each strawberry layer uses about 1 lb of sliced strawberries.Spread a thin layer of cool whip in a 9×13 pan just to coat the bottom. Layer 5 graham crackers across the center of pan, then 2 more breaking them as needed to fit around the top and bottom edges. Spread a thick layer of cool whip ( just use the remaining cool whip from the first step) over grahams and top with a hearty layer of sliced strawberries. Place graham crackers on top of strawberries, then cool whip, then strawberries. Repeat the layers 1 more time (3 times total) and you should reach the top of the pan. I used 3 layers of each + the first thin layer of cool whip. You will finish with a layer of sliced strawberries.Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until the graham crackers have softened completely. Serve chilled.2. Strawberry Country Cakeby Ina Garten, Food NetworkIngredients12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature2 cups sugar4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature3/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zestStrawberry Country Cake1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup cornstarch1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon baking sodaFor the filling for each cake:1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy cream, chilled3 tablespoons sugar1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and slicedDirectionsWatch how to make this recipe.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.Butter the bottom of two 8-inch cake pans. Then line them with parchment paper and butter and flour the lined pans.Cream the butter and sugar on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. On medium speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time, then the sour cream, zests, and vanilla, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix well. Sift together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda. On low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine just until smooth.Pour the batter evenly into the pans, smooth the tops, and bake in the center of the oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then remove to wire racks and let cool to room temperature. If using 1 cake, wrap the second well and freeze.To make the filling for one cake, whip the cream, sugar, and vanilla in a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until firm. Slice one of the cakes in half with a long, sharp knife. Place the bottom slice of the cake on a serving platter, spread with 1/2 the whipped cream and scatter with sliced strawberries. Cover with the top slice of the cake and spread with the remaining cream. Decorate with strawberries.3. Strawberry-Lemon Shortbread Barsby Southern LivingIngredients2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup powdered sugar3/4 teaspoon lemon zest, divided3/4 cup cold butter2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened3/4 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 cup strawberry preservesGarnishes: sweetened whipped cream, fresh strawberry slicesStrawberry Lemon Shortbread BarsDirections1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together flour, powdered sugar, and 1/2 tsp. lemon zest in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Press mixture onto bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.2. Bake at 350° for 20 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned.3. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat just until blended after each addition. Stir in fresh lemon juice and remaining 1/4 tsp. lemon zest, beating well.4. Spread preserves over shortbread. Pour cream cheese mixture over preserves, spreading to edges. Bake 28 to 32 more minutes or until set. Let cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Cover and chill 4 to 8 hours. Cut into bars; garnish, if desired. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia TAGSrecipesStrawberry Desserts Previous articleMemorial Day Weekend: Best War MoviesNext articleCoca-Cola Launches New Limited Edition Cans Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img The Anatomy of Fear Yum yum yum………… May 30, 2016 at 4:56 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Pace of Young, Beginning and Small Farmer Loans Slowing

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Pace of Young, Beginning and Small Farmer Loans Slowing Pace of Young, Beginning and Small Farmer Loans Slowing In 2016, the pace of new lending to Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers, or YBS loans, remained relatively flat, according to a new report by the Farm Credit Administration. Regarding dollar volume, the pace of these loans slightly exceeded the pace of overall farm lending by Farm Credit System institutions. In terms of loan numbers, the pace of YBS lending lagged slightly behind the pace of overall farm lending. From 2015 to 2016, the dollar volume of new loans made to small farmers rose 3.3 percent, while the dollar volume of new loans to young and beginning farmers declined by 1.9 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. However, since the dollar volume of the Farm Credit System’s overall farm lending declined by 5.4 percent in 2016, the proportion of the system’s dollar volume going to every YBS category actually increased slightly.On the other hand, all three YBS categories experienced slight declines in the number of loans made in 2016. In 2016, a total of 363,988 new farm loans were made, totaling $79.2 billion. The total outstanding farm loan numbers at year-end was just more than one million, amounting to $252.3 billion.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 12, 2017 Previous articleForget the USDA Report on the HAT Monday Morning EditionNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 12, 2017 Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Cuban journalist arrested for second time in a month

first_img October 3, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cuban journalist arrested for second time in a month CubaAmericas May 6, 2020 Find out more to go further October 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News News Receive email alerts Newscenter_img RSF_en New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet October 12, 2018 Find out more CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information Organisation The National Revolutionary Police have arrested and threatened independent journalist Bernardo Arévalo for the second time in a less than month. This time they arrested both him and his wife as they were travelling to the northern province of Matanzas on 28 September.They held Arévalo for two hours, forced him to undress, took his USB flash drive with four articles he had written for El Cubano Libre de Hoy, and threatened him with a four-year jail sentence if he did not stop writing for this independent publication, which the police call “counter-revolutionary.”When the police arrested him in similar circumstances on 6 September, they threatened him with imprisonment if he did not leave Cuba. Arévalo spent six years as a political prisoner, from 1997 to 2003, after being convicted of insulting Fidel Castro and then vice-president Carlos Lage“After two arrests in less than a month, we are very concerned about the situation of Bernardo Arévalo, who has already said he is determined not to leave Cuba,” said Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles. “We urge the Cuban government to put a stop to these arbitrary arrests and all the other methods it uses to intimidate independent journalists.”Ricardo Sánchez Tamayo, a journalist based in the southeastern city of Bayamo who reports for Hablemos Press, a Havana-based independent news agency, was arrested on 13 September and held for 48 hours for circulating the Hablemos Press newspaper locally.The agency’s editor, Roberto de Jesús Guerra, was himself held for five hours at Havana’s international airport on his return from Panama on 30 September. Customs officials confiscated a digital recorder from him.Four journalists are currently detained in Cuba. They include Juliet Michelena Díaz, who has been held since 7 April without any decision being taken on her case by a court. Cuba is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index – the lowest position of any country in the Americas. Newslast_img read more

34 broadcast media shut down at government’s behest

first_img to go further New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets August 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 34 broadcast media shut down at government’s behest News January 13, 2021 Find out more VenezuelaAmericas August 25, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Venezuela June 15, 2020 Find out more VenezuelaAmericas Newscenter_img News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News Organisation RSF_en Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Reporters Without Borders vigorously condemns the massive closure of broadcast media on allegedly “administrative grounds.” The government announced yesterday that it was withdrawing the licences of a total of 34 radio and TV stations, 13 of which already stopped broadcasting yesterday.“In any country that respects the rule of law, a broadcast media suspected of using a frequency in an irregular manner would have been warned in advance that proceedings were being initiated against it and its representatives would have been given a chance to defend themselves or file an appeal,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Is it still possible to publicly express any criticism at all of President Hugo Chávez’s “Bolivarian” government?” the press freedom organisation asked. “This massive closure of mainly opposition media is a dangerous for the future of democratic debate in Venezuela and is motivated by the government’s desire to silence dissent. It will just exacerbate social divisions.”When the authorities announced the withdrawal of 34 broadcast media licences, they warned that 200 other radio and TV stations could suffer the same fate. Diosdado Cabello, the minister who supervises the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), said the reasons were technical and administrative inasmuch as the owners of these media were unable to demonstrate that they had broadcast licences.The announcement set off a storm of protest. “This is the most import curb on freedom of expression ever seen in Venezuela,” said Carlos Correa, the head of Espacio Público, an NGO that defends free speech. “This is without precedent in a period of democracy,” he added.The closures came on the heels of a government announcement that it intended to “democratise” Venezuela’s media. Attorney general Luisa Ortega Diaz presented a bill to the national assembly on 30 July providing for severe punishments for “media crimes”. “The Venezuelan state must regulate freedom of expression,” Ortega said. “I demand that a limit be placed on this right.” The bill envisages prison sentences for those who break the 2004 Radio and TV Social Responsibility Law, which until now punished violators with fines and licence suspensions.Under the new bill, broadcasting a “false”, “manipulated” or “distorted” report, or broadcasting reports that “harm the interests of the state” or attack “public decency” or “mental health” will be regarded as a media crime carrying a maximum sentence of four years in prison.The bill would also punish “refusal to reveal information” and “deliberate omission of a report,” thereby jeopardising the principle of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. These offences carry a sentence of six months to four years in prison.These are the news media that have been closed: In Caracas: CNB 102.3 FM. In Amazonas: 1130 AM, owned by Erasmo Núñez, and 107.5 FM Órbita, owned by Abel Cermeño. In Anzoátegui: Barcelona-based 970 AM, owned by José Bringa. In Bolívar (Upata): Canal 7 TV, owned by José David Natera. In Ciudad Bolívar: 96.9 FM, owned by Ramón Rafael Castro Mata. In Carabobo, Valencia: 100.1 FM, Nelson Belfort Yivirin. In Puerto Cabello: 98.3 FM, owned by Pedro Ezequiel Listuit. In Delta Amacuro-Tucupita: 1270 AM, owned by Sócrates Hernández. In Falcón Punto Fijo: CNB 100.1 owned by Nelson Belfort Yivirin, and 96.1 FM, owned by Ramón Jesús Méndez. In Guárico: 99.1 FM, owned by Bernando José Donaire. In Mérida: 106.3 FM, owned by Rubén Antonio Chirinos. In Miranda: 1520 AM, owned by Guillermo Obel Mejías; Emisora FM, owned by Guillermo Obel Mejías ; 1550 AM, owned by Msgr Bernardo Heredia; 97.1 FM, Msgr Bernardo Heredia; 92.1 FM, Gabriel Robinson, Charallave; 1230 AM, Radio Barlovento (Caucagua); 96.9 FM, owned by Carlos Herci, based in El Hatillo. In Nueva Esparta (Porlamar): 99.1 FM, owned by Arturo Gil Escala; 92.9 FM, Ramón Borra Gómez, and 1140 AM, owned by the Pedro Sosa Guzmán family. In Portuguesa (Acarigua): 1170 AM, owned by Ramón Ramírez Meléndez. In Sucre: 103.3 FM and 600 AM, both owned by Luis Salazar Núñez. In Táchira: 730 AM, owned by Modesto Marchena and 94.5 FM, owned by Arturo Álvarez Leal. Vargas Canal 26 UHF, owned by Catia La Mar and 106.9 FM, owned by Alcides Delgado. In Zulia state: 105.1 FM, owned by Guido Briceño; 102.1 FM, owned by Luis Guillermo Gouvea; 1430 AM, owned by Ciro Ávila Moreno (Ciudad Ojeda); 1300 AM, owned by Moisés Portillo (Santa Cruz de Mar). 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Global Text-to-Speech (Software, Services) Market Forecast to 2026 with Nuance Communication, Microsoft, IBM, Google…

first_img Pinterest Twitter Global Text-to-Speech (Software, Services) Market Forecast to 2026 with Nuance Communication, Microsoft, IBM, Google and Dominating – Americans with Disabilities ActOffice of CommunicationsPolish Civil CodeFederal Communications CommissionGeneral Data Protection Regulation Company Profiles Key PlayersNuance CommunicationsMicrosoft Inc.GoogleIBMSensory Inc.ReadspeakerLumenVox LLCAcapela GroupCereProcSpeech Enabled Software Technologies (SESTEK)iFlytek Other Company ProfilesTextSpeakNextup TechnologiesiSpeechNexmo Inc.Baidu, Inc.Facebook ResearchGovivaceGL Communications For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 11:58 AM/DISC: 02/16/2021 11:58 AM Facebook Facebook Local NewsBusiness DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– The “Global Text-to-Speech Market with COVID-19 Impact Analysis by Offering (Software, Services), Vertical (Enterprise, Consumer Electronics, Education, Retail), Deployment, Language, Organization Size, Voice Type, and Geography – Forecast 2026” report has been added to’s offering. The global text-to-speech market was valued at USD 2 billion in 2020 and is estimated to reach USD 5 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 14.6% during the forecast period. The rising demand for handheld devices, increased government spending on education for differently-abled, the dependence of the growing elderly population on technology, and the rising number of people with different learning disabilities or learning styles are factors driving the growth of the text-to-speech market. However, the lack of prosody and pronunciation of naturally occurring speech may restrain the growth of the market during the review period. Large Enterprises are the leading adopters of text-to-speech software and services in 2020 Large enterprises are the leading adopters of text-to-speech software and services with the increasing need for speech recognition, virtual assistants, and chatbots. Hence, large enterprises accounted for significant share in 2020. SMEs have been gradually recognizing the importance of text-to-speech solutions and have started deploying them to enhance customer experience and gain a leading edge in the market. Owing to the availability of cost-effective cloud solutions, text-to-speech software and services are expected to witness a prominent growth rate among SMEs during the forecast period. English and Mandarin Chinese, by language in the text-to-speech market, will hold the highest and second-highest share in the coming years The demand for English and Mandarin Chinese languages in text-to-speech software tends to increase as roughly 1.1 billion or 15% of the global population can speak English followed by Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, and Spanish. The English language holds a major share of the text-to-speech market in 2020 while the market for Spanish is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period of 2021-2026. APAC is attributed to grow at the highest CAGR in the text-to-speech market during the forecast period APAC is witnessing increased traction for speech recognition solutions integrated with text-to-speech due to growing penetration of AI, analytics, and IoT devices in the region. This is creating a favorable market environment, and the region is witnessing rising adoption of voice-activated technology in the Asian markets, such as India, China, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, and Singapore. The countries are developing various favorable policies to increase AI penetration among enterprises for improving industry performance and customer experience. This has proliferated the use of Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA), chatbots, and smart speakers in the daily activities of people. In Japan and China, text-to-speech systems have been deployed at airports and ATMs. Other countries, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malaysia, are looking forward to integrating new technologies into their businesses. The market is dominated by Nuance Communication (US), Microsoft Corporation (US), IBM Corporation (US), Google, Inc. (US) and (US). Market Dynamics DriversRising Preference for Handheld DevicesIncreased Government Spending on Education of Differently-Abled StudentsDependence of Growing Elderly Population on TechnologyIncreasing Number of People with Different Learning Disabilities RestraintsComplexity in Generating Prosody and Pronunciation of Naturally Occurring Speech OpportunitiesSeamless Communication Between Human Beings and RobotsGrowing Artificial Intelligence MarketText-To-Speech Solutions for Temporarily and Permanently Disabled StudentsGrowing Inclination Toward Cloud-Based Deployment Mode ChallengesCreation of a Generic Acoustic Database That Covers Language VariationsSlow Network Speed in a Few Regions Limits Adoption of Cloud-Based Text-To-Speech Services Supply Chain AnalysisCore Industry SegmentsResearch and Product DevelopmentManufacturersSystem IntegratorsEnd-users Technology TrendsAdoption of Text-To-Speech Solutions by People with Listening Disabilities or Listening FatigueRole of AI in Text-To-Speech Market Regulatory Implications Pinterest Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Two Step’ gameNext articleBringCom Completes Pan-African Fiber Ring Network Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  last_img read more

Industry Responds as Coronavirus Declared a Pandemic

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: The Times, They Are a’ Changin’: AI in Mortgage Servicing Next: FEMA Sending Additional $38M to Puerto Rico Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News About Author: Seth Welborn Coronavirus 2020-03-11 Seth Welborn Share Save Story updated 3:25 p.m. CDTThe CEOs of the nation’s largest banks met with President Donald Trump Wednesday, discussing the next steps and a plan of action to combat growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, according to CNBC.Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said the banks are in a “great position” with plenty of capital and liquidity. He added the banks are looking to help all Americans and offer relief to consumers, especially to those who have been forced to be out of work due to the disease.Moynihan added that people are still spending money in today’s economy.Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat opened his remarks by saying, “this is not a financial crisis.”Corbat added banks want to provide liquidity and there is a great deal of fear with recent talks of recession. He also said that the markets are currently in its “discovery phase” as it works to understand how the market is reacting to COVID-19.”We’re here to help,” Corbat said.Trump announced that he plans to make an announcement later Wednesday night and something will need to be done “as soon as possible.”_______In a joint statement from several federal financial and state regulators, financial institutions are being encouraged to meet the financial needs of customers and members affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has now been classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic.The agencies named in the statement include:Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve SystemConsumer Financial Protection BureauFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationNational Credit Union AdministrationOffice of the Comptroller of the CurrencyConference of State Bank SupervisorsAccording to Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics, there’s a 60% chance of the U.S. economy going into a recession this year. Zandi told Bloomberg that the economic disruption would batter the housing market, despite record-low mortgage rates.“Housing is being buffeted by two gale forces moving in opposite directions,” Zandi said. “The question is, what’s the end result of all that? In all likelihood, the recession will trump the lower rates.”Stocks fell significantly on Monday, earning it the name “Black Monday” as the Dow plunged 1,800 points and the S&P decline by 7%, spurred by the spread of coronavirus as well as Saudia Arabia launching an oil price war with Russia.The oil war was dwarfed by COVID-19, and the Federal Reserve already cuts rates a week prior.”This will be remembered as Black Monday,” said analyst Neil Wilson at trading site on Yahoo Finance.With this in mind, regulators note that many financial institutions may face staffing challenges.In cases in which operational challenges persist, regulators announced that they will expedite, as appropriate, any request to provide more convenient availability of services in affected communities. The regulators also will work with affected financial institutions in scheduling examinations or inspections to minimize disruption and burden.On ABC News, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary and White House coronavirus-task-force member Dr. Ben Carson urged people to remain calm, but be smart.“It’s very important for people to remember that this virus is like other viruses. It should be treated the same way,” Carson told ABC News. “We have flu seasons that come up frequently, and there are certain precautions you take during that time.” March 11, 2020 1,873 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Industry Responds as Coronavirus Declared a Pandemic Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Industry Responds as Coronavirus Declared a Pandemic  Print This Post Tagged with: Coronavirus Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Scottish & Newcastle aims to inspire top performance

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Managed public house and restaurant business Scottish & Newcastle Retailhas launched an initiative across its 1,450 outlets to encourage new staff toprovide inspiring service by motivating them through training and development. Aimed at newcomers, the ‘Inspiring You’ initiative is part of the company’s£1m ‘Inspiring Service’ customer care programme launched in June 2002. “In an industry where staff work very varied hours and shifts and havedifferent individual needs , a solution is required that not only meets duediligence needs, but at the same time motivates and inspires theindividual,” said company HR director Kim Parish. “We are committed to providing customers with inspiring service, but todo that our employees need to feel inspired themselves. The only way to do thisis to make them feel a valued member of the team from day one,” she said.”By showing them the opportunities available they are more likely to stayand develop into exceptional company ambassadors and build a successful career.”The Inspiring You pack provides each new starter with a personalisedinduction framework, including a training and development passport andpersonally addressed welcome gift card. It is intended for use in a range ofpositions from bar staff to receptionists in a range of pubs and restaurantsacross the estate and includes holiday relief workers. Scottish & Newcastle aims to inspire top performanceOn 1 Sep 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more