Confesercenti Partner Mon, 29 Nov 2021 20:49:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Confesercenti Partner 32 32 Tiger Woods to hold press conference on Tuesday for the first time since the crash Mon, 29 Nov 2021 20:36:53 +0000

Tiger Woods is due to hold his first press conference in nine months on Tuesday morning.

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Tiger Woods has made returns at his event in the Bahamas before, but it’s a comeback of a whole different kind. For the first time since his horrific car crash in February, Tiger Woods will speak to reporters on Tuesday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Woods, 44, suffered significant lower body injuries in a car crash on February 23 in Southern California, which kept him from competing and also largely out of sight public. When this happened, Woods was still treating back pain from a separate injury and barely ever pulled out of an on-air interview with Jim Nantz on the Genesis Invitational. He was on his way to a Golf Digest video shoot when he crossed a downhill median at nearly twice the speed limit.

Aside from the occasional photo that spilled out of him on crutches, in a wheelchair, on a golf cart, etc., Woods has been largely out of public view ever since. Then suddenly a week ago he posted a 3-second video on his social media with the caption “making progress”, but the world has yet to hear him discuss anything in detail.

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But this week, Woods is welcoming some of the world’s best golfers to Albany, Bahamas for its annual invitational tournament. As in the past, that means Woods will host a pre-tournament press conference on Tuesday morning – although he won’t be attending – which was confirmed by the PGA Tour press team on Monday. Woods will speak to the press at 9 a.m. EST, which will be visible on PGA Tour social media.

Shortly after being confirmed by the PGA Tour, Golf Digest released a 41-minute video interview where Woods explained his current health, his future prospects in competing on the PGA Tour, and other details about his nine last months. Woods has often granted exclusive interviews to Digest as part of a content deal he has with his parent company, Discovery.

What will Woods have to say on Tuesday? We will have to wait and see. He made a brief statement on Wednesday of Masters week when the investigation into his crash was officially completed:

“I am very grateful to the Two Good Samaritans who came to help me and called 911. I am also grateful to the LASD assistants and LA fire / paramedics, especially LA Sheriff’s Assistant Carlos Gonazlez and LAFD Engine Co. Paramedics # 106 Smith and Gimenez, for helping me so expertly at the scene and getting me safely to the hospital, ”the read. “I will continue to focus on my recovery and my family, and I thank everyone for the continued support and encouragement I have received throughout this very difficult time.”

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TDAP organizes seminar on women in commerce Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:18:13 +0000

KARACHI: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), in collaboration with the International Trade Center (ITC), organized a seminar on “Women in Trade: Preparing for Export 101” at the Chamber of Commerce and of Quetta Industry for the Capacity-Building of Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan, a statement said on Monday.

This was the second in a series of seminars planned across Pakistan, leading up to the next Wexnet exhibition scheduled for February 2022 in Lahore.

Dr Shumaila Sikandar, Deputy Director of TDAP, briefed on the incentives provided by the authority to empower women to join the trade.

Muhammad Shoaib Zafar, Trade Policy Advisor, ITC-ReMIT, presented the technical assistance under the Income Mobilization Investment and Trade Project (ReMIT) and the activities carried out, especially for women entrepreneurs in the Pakistan.

Renowned actress and entrepreneur Zeba Bakhtiar highlighted the potential of women entrepreneurs in the region.

Adeel Haider Mankee, ITC Consultant, gave a presentation on Market and Product Research, Product Development, Business Modeling, Business / Tax Registration, Marketing Tools, Procedures Related to export, logistics and payment process.

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Fair play: AFCA to make some adjustments after positive start – Analysis – Insurance News Mon, 29 Nov 2021 03:33:53 +0000

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) received a generally positive track record after its first review of the Treasury, with recommendations to refine it and keep it on track rather than requiring major changes.

The critical question posed in the review was whether AFCA is fulfilling its role in a fair, efficient, timely and independent manner. Extensive consultation was undertaken and many questions were raised.

“It is not surprising that some respondents were unhappy with AFCA’s decisions when the outcome was not in their favor,” the review said.

However, when assessed against the parameters of fairness, independence and efficiency, the review found no evidence of systemic failures or underperformance of AFCA.

Fairness of results was the most common issue in “a large number of bids from a wide range of financial firms”, with inconsistencies reported and some objections to being held to a different standard than required by law or the contracts.

The review indicates that the AFCA has established an equity plan to provide more certainty and has other initiatives underway, while noting that the ombudsman “must exercise caution in applying his jurisdiction in equity ”.

The related recommendation simply says that “in making its decisions, AFCA should consider what is” fair in all the circumstances “taking into account primarily the four factors identified in its rules – legal principles, industry codes, good practices. of industry and previous decisions “.

The independence of rulings has been examined in contexts including a court case last year, DH Flinders Pty Ltd v AFCA, where a plaintiff was helped to identify a different company regarding a complaint rather than the one originally named.

“Although questions regarding the independence of AFCA are raised in the case, the review did not find any evidence to support the view that there are systemic issues with the independence of the operations of the ‘AFCA. “

AFCA has established an internal working group to review its processes and guidance for assisting people with complaints, the review said.

The report recommends that AFCA “should not advocate, or act in a way that would otherwise benefit, any party so that the impartiality of the complaint resolution process is compromised.”

The Treasury review process involved bilateral meetings and roundtables and commentary from small businesses, financial firms, and industry associations. consumer advocates and government organizations. It received 167 submissions.

Australia’s Small Business and Family Ownership Ombudsman argued that there was a strong case to extend jurisdiction over money and insurance products to small businesses, while consumer groups said the $ 5,400 cap for compensation for non-financial losses was far too low.

The review rejected the change, saying AFCA should continue to collect data on decisions to award compensation for non-financial losses in order to “help inform future consideration of this issue.”

“We were disappointed with the recommendation not to increase the limits on non-financial losses, but we agree with the report’s overall conclusion that, overall, AFCA is performing well,” said Cat Newton. , policy manager at the Consumer Action Law

“We and other consumer groups look forward to discussing the review with AFCA so that it continues to improve and provide effective access to justice, especially for those in vulnerable situations. “

In addressing other issues, the Treasury recommends that AFCA provide more information on the speed of decisions and make proposals on the handling and transparency of systemic issues.

The funding model should not deter financial firms from defending complaints they consider unfounded, and it should take better account of the situation of small financial firms, he said.

The review says the ombudsman should provide consultation on approach documents, and it suggests that AFCA can change its rules to exclude certain paid lawyers for misconduct that is detrimental to the process.

“The overall conclusion of the review is that AFCA is performing well in a challenging operating environment and a changing regulatory landscape,” the review states.

“While this is an endorsement of its performance in its inception phase, AFCA will need to continue to develop and improve its processes as it consolidates its place in the financial system. “

The review report suggests that AFCA has had a generally smooth transition from the model that existed before it opened.

The Treasury report is available here.

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Registration open for CCH’s Manage Your Money workshop – Canon City Daily Record Sun, 28 Nov 2021 19:39:43 +0000

Registration is open for the Central Colorado Housing (CCH) Manage Your Money workshop. The workshop will take place twice in December. These one-day workshops will take place on December 4 and 10 and will be held in the UAACOG Conference Room, located at 3224-A Independence Road. Each workshop takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The workshop will cover everything from understanding your current situation, budgeting, credit, to planning for the future. The overall goal of the workshop is to help participants build skills for a healthy financial future and have the tools to face tough financial times.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

Reservations are required for the workshop and places are limited.

For more information or to book, contact CCH at:


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Central Colorado Housing (a department of UAACOG)

3224-A Independence Road

Canon City, CO 81212


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The workshop for first-time homebuyers will take place on December 16

This one-day workshop will be held at the UAACOG office, located at 3224-A Independence Road, starting at 12:00 PM and is free to the public. The workshop guides participants through the home buying process, from loan application to loan closing and life as a homeowner. Lenders such as CHFA, Rural Development and others require borrowers to participate in this type of training.

Reservations are required for the workshop and places are limited.

For more information or to book, contact CCH at:


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3224-A Independence Road

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Texas wins 2021 Big 12 Volleyball Championship Sun, 28 Nov 2021 03:32:39 +0000

Texas won its fifth straight Big 12 volleyball championship and earned the Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament after finishing 15-1 in conference this season. The Longhorns have won 14 league titles in total, including winning or sharing 10 of the last 11 Big 12 championships and 13 of the previous 15.

UT has been ranked in the top two in the AVCA Coaches Top 25 poll every week of the season and is currently # 4 in RPI. The Longhorns clinched first place in the conference by one game, highlighted by a crucial 3-0 win at Waco over Baylor earlier this season. Texas lost just seven sets and swept 12 of 16 conference games. UT was in the top five nationally for aces per set and hitting percentage at the start of the final week of the season. This is the second time that Texas have won five straight league titles, also from 2011 to 2015. The former Nebraska member has also had five straight wins on two occasions (1998-’02, 2004-’08).

The top 12 teams played a double round robin of 16 league games played in eight double heads. Texas and the other Big 12 schools will discover their NCAA tournament destinies on Sunday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. CT.

IUD seminar organized Sat, 27 Nov 2021 18:35:00 +0000

The Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at Daffodil International University is hosting a seminar titled “JMC media buzz” on Thursday at Daffodil Smart City of Ashulia in Dhaka. – Press release

A TWO-DAY seminar titled “JMC Media Buzz” organized by the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at Daffodil International University (DIU) ended Thursday in Daffodil smart city, Ashulia, according to a press release.

Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar was present at the closing ceremony as the main guest while director Amitabh Reza Choudhury, GTV editor Syed Ishtiaq Reza, digital media specialist Nurunnabi Chowdhury Hasib were present in the program as special guests.

Ajker Patrika editor-in-chief Golam Rahman led the program. A two-day discussion session was followed by the students’ cultural program.

The discussion was also attended by Juliana Abdul Wahab, Mofizur Rahman, Kazi M. Anisul Islam and Sheikh Mohammad Shafiul Islam.

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Launch of 4 new Ganga Connect chapters for UK river rejuvenation Sat, 27 Nov 2021 11:08:00 +0000 Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and NMCG Generation Director Rajiv Ranjan Mishra also hosted a virtual roundtable with prominent members of the Indian diaspora in the UK earlier this week.

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NCMG) and the Indian High Commission in London unveiled a new India-UK collaborative effort under the Namami Ganges River rejuvenation program with the launch of four new chapters in Great Britain.

The Ganga Connect exhibition, which has toured the UK since the start of the month, concluded its trip to India House in London this week with the launch of the Ganga Connect chapters in London, the Midlands, Scotland and the country. of Wales.

Each chapter will have organizers who will connect various interest groups with the Namami Gange program, including scientists, tech companies, investors and community members, to organize workshops and awareness programs to raise awareness. to the rejuvenation efforts of the Ganga River.

“It is about bringing information to the diaspora and encouraging them to participate,” said Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Gaitri Issar Kumar.
“This exhibition helps raise awareness among stakeholders, potential partners, including universities, research organizations and private sector partners. There are 10 to 12 UK companies involved in the Ganges basin. We want to make sure that people across the UK can participate, ”she said.
The exhibition was opened by Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav in Glasgow on the sidelines of the COP26 climate summit earlier this month, then traveled to Cardiff, Birmingham and Oxford , before arriving in London.

As part of the London stop, a number of business, financial and scientific roundtables were chaired by Rozy Agarwal, executive director of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), and Dr Vinod Tare, founding director of the think tank and innovation agency cGanga and a professor at IIT-Kanpur.

Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and NMCG Generation Director Rajiv Ranjan Mishra also hosted a virtual roundtable with prominent members of the Indian diaspora in the UK earlier this week.

Besides launching the four new chapters, they unveiled the Scotland-India Water Partnership to build on the 2017 Memorandum of Understanding between the NMCG and the Scottish Government and channel the ‘high level of interest’ among Scottish water specialists. entities to the Indian market.

Some of the other results announced include the finalization of a UK-based Clean Ganga charity for fundraising efforts and the creation of the Ganga Finance and Investments Forum (GFIF) to develop cutting edge financial instruments such as bonds. river, blue bonds, impact and performance obligations, credit enhancements and guarantee instruments.

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Register for Gail Borden’s Holiday Events and Workshops Sat, 27 Nov 2021 04:07:37 +0000

Elgin’s Gail Borden Public Library is offering “Family Holiday Fun!” “

Discover the warmth and joy that come this time of year. Families will enjoy sharing special activities such as virtually touring Alaska, feasting on books, and even creating a gingerbread house.

Best picture books of the year:

11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, December 1 on Facebook Live, Join Miss Katie for book talks highlighting “the best of the best” picture books from the 2021 edition harvest. This is a great opportunity to discover Christmas gifts for toddlers. It will be available on Facebook to watch it at your leisure after the live.

Holiday Posada:

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 9 on Facebook Live: In the tradition of the posadas, join the Genesis Choir of San Lorenzo Church as they serenade you with popular Christmas carols from home with your loved ones. Then they will have a bilingual story and a dance class.

Winter dance party:

6 p.m. Wednesday, December 15 and 10 a.m. Thursday, December 16, in the Meadows Community Rooms at the Main Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

Children, aged 2 to 6, are invited to move and vibrate to the sound of their favorite winter songs and stories. Register on gailborden.register.

Cooking for children:

4 p.m. Thursday, December 16 on Facebook Live,

Join Miss Jen on learning how to bake mint chocolate chip pie just in time for the winter holiday season.

Family Gingerbread House Workshop:

6.30 p.m. Thursday December 16 via Zoom.

Work as a family to design and create a gingerbread house. So join Zoom for stories and a visit from a very special guest. One kit per family. Register on

Alaskan reindeer farm:

1 p.m. Monday, December 27, via Zoom.

Meet and greet real reindeer on this virtual journey through the Alaskan tundra. Subscribe to the Zoom on link

Winter art classes for preschoolers:

10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, December 27-28, in the Sally Lee Rooms of the Main Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

A guest artist from the Old Town School of Folk Music will lead a special creative art class for ages 3 to 6 with a parent or guardian. Register on

Happy midday party:

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, December 30, in the Meadows Community Rooms at the Main Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin, and at the South Elgin branch, 127 S. McLean Blvd.

For children from 3 to 6 years old. Put on a fancy outfit and celebrate the New Year early with stories, songs and activities. Register on

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Major announcements made at technical conferences in 2021 Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:30:26 +0000

Besides the exchange of knowledge and ideas, technical conferences are a great way for companies to introduce customers to the new products, innovations and experiences they are working on. Like in other years, we’ve seen big names in tech host conferences virtually or offline. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest organized this year and the announcements they made.

Log in 2021

In a major decision, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook changed its name to Meta at Connect 2021 which was held recently. Meta’s reach will go far beyond social media. The metaverse will give the feeling of a hybrid structure of online social experiences extended to the physical world. Starting in the fourth quarter of 2021, the company will report on two operational segments of Family of Apps and Reality Labs.

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NVIDIA has also jumped on the Metaverse train. He announced Omniverse VR, where creators, designers, researchers and engineers can connect leading design tools and assets to collaborate in a shared virtual space. He also revealed Omniverse Avatar, a new platform for creating interactive AI avatars using computer vision, NLP, and simulation technologies. The company also showed us the NVIDIA Omniverse Replicator, an engine that generates synthetic data to train deep neural networks. NVIDIA also announced that Omniverse Enterprise is now available to everyone.

For more details, see here.

Microsoft Ignite 2021

He made a multitude of announcements on computer products.

  • Azure Percept – It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to provide IT developers with tools to use Azure AI technologies at the edge.
  • New Azure Arc features. He believes Ark is the first control panel of its kind to extend Azure Security Governance development tools and managed Azure services to any infrastructure, whether it’s multi-cloud on-premises or at the edge.
  • Several new features for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams such as meeting attendee extension, Microsoft Teams Connect which allows users to share channels within an organization or externally, Microsoft PowerPoint Live in Microsoft Teams, etc.

For more details, see here.

IBM Think 2021

In May of this year, IBM announced a capability in its IBM Cloud Pak for Data, a new AutoSQL technology that uses AI to automate data access, integration, and management for AI, without having to move them. IBM Mono2Micro, which was released in IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition, uses AI to scan and analyze enterprise applications and give recommendations on how to rewrite them for containers and microservices.

Part of the announcements was the IBM Watson Orchestrate for sales, human resources, and operations professionals, which uses an AI engine that connects to business applications and tools such as calendar and messaging. He also showed us Maximo Mobile, an easy-to-deploy mobile platform, as part of the IBM Maximo suite of applications.

For more details, see here.

VMworld 2021

At the VMworld 2021 event held in October, the company announced the launch of VMware Cross-Cloud services. He said the services will help businesses migrate to the cloud faster and provide customers with the ability to build, deploy and secure applications in any cloud. VMware showcased cloud infrastructure and management for cross-cloud services, VMware Tanzu portfolio advancements, and launched VMware Edge, among other announcements.

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Google Cloud Next 2021

In October, Google showcased a range of cloud-based features and products, such as:

  • Google Distributed Cloud, a collection of fully managed hardware and software solutions that run on edge and data centers.
  • Google Cloud Cortex Framework and Cloud Build Hybrid: Cloud Build Hybrid allows developers to build, test, and deploy to clouds and on-premises systems, while Google Cloud Cortex Framework allows customers to gain insight and reduce time to value with reference architectures. , packaged services and deployment accelerators.

For more details, see here.

Google for India 2021

Google recently led the 7th “Google for India” initiative and introduced several innovations to transform India into a leading digital economy. Some of the main ones include:

  • Google has introduced the Google Career Certificates that will help new graduates gain the skills they need in IT support, IT automation, project management, data analytics, and UX design.
  • It announced the very first Google Assistant-enabled end-to-end vaccine booking flow in India.
  • Teams up with the Indian Meteorological Department to issue weather alerts for all extreme weather conditions.
  • New features for payments like Groups and Bill Split on Google Pay.

For more details, see here.

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Sreejani Bhattacharyya is a journalist with a postgraduate degree in economics. When not writing, she finds herself reading about geopolitics, economics and philosophy. She can be contacted at

Watsons provides health care, seminars and hygiene kits to children Fri, 26 Nov 2021 03:09:10 +0000

Every 3 minutes, a child with a cleft and a labial palate is born. In the Philippines, 1 in 500 children born have a cleft palate, a space in the mouth that has not closed during the early stages of pregnancy.

Each year, approximately 4,500 Filipino babies are born with this disease.

Operation Smile Philippines has helped change the lives of many children born with this disease since 1982.

Health, wellness and beauty retailer Watsons Philippines has partnered with Operation Smile Philippines for nine years and has helped transform the lives of 1,986 patients. This year, as part of its Look Good, Do Good, Feel Great mission, Watsons is once again partnering with OSP to bring perfect smiles to children with cleft palate.

The Operation Smile Philippines surgical team continues to conduct free surgical missions to continue to change lives, one smile at a time. | Photo provided | Visit their website now!

“The partnership was terminated in 2020 due to the pandemic but this year we are back with Smile For Good. Of course, we will be very mindful of physical distancing restrictions, but our desire to continue to make children smile has not wavered, ”said Viki Encarnacion, Watsons director of public relations and sustainability.

“We are very proud to partner with Watsons on this project for nine consecutive years. Their dedication to transforming lives despite the pandemic is truly admirable and Operation Smile is happy to do so with them, ”said Emiliano Romano, Executive Director of Operation Smile Philippines.

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This partnership in the Philippines is part of ASW’s global commitment to bring 10,000 perfect smiles in partnership with Operation Smile. It aims to educate the public and make them aware of the conditions of cleft palate.

We are very proud to partner with Watsons on this project for nine consecutive years. Their dedication to transforming lives despite the pandemic is truly admirable and Operation Smile is happy to do so with them.


Executive Director of Operation Smile Philippines

In addition to partnering with Operation Smile, AS Watsons Philippines engages with its employees, strategic partners and customers by providing their time and financial support to sponsor as many free surgical missions to continue to change lives, a smile at the same time.

Supported by technology, pharmacists and employee volunteers at Watsons Philippines will conduct online hygiene orientation seminars for families of patients on the topic of postoperative nutrition, oral care and lip care. Watsons will also provide hygiene care kits with oral and hand care products to the 50 children after the operation.

READ MORE: Watsons launches Sustainable Choices in collaboration with supplier partners

It only takes 45 minutes to deliver a new, bright and beautiful smile and a healthier, happier future for a child born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. Visit Operation Smile Philippines know how to help make a difference in the lives of these children.


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