Plug and Play Joins UNWTO and Wakalua to Invite Startups to Pitch Ways to Accelerate SDGs

Plug and Play joins the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) new Startup Competition in collaboration with Wakalua, as it looks to identify innovators with the power to further tourism’s cross-cutting contribution to sustainable development. As the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, UNWTO has been guiding the sector’s efforts to contribute to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Read more

21Sep/20

Foot Locker Launches ‘The Endless World of Air Max: A Google Slides Experience’

As part of Foot Locker’s ongoing ‘Discover Your Air’ platform with Nike, the brand is releasing The Endless World of Air Max, a sneaker culture and entertainment hub on Google Slides dedicated to all things Nike Air Max. The hub will serve as an ever-evolving platform that will host events such as livestreamed art sessions, Air Max Trivia, hidden prizes and more. Read more

21Sep/20

Trust Payments partners with Wakanda Messenger to empower Africans around the world

Trust Payments, the global unified payments group for global pay-in, pay-out and customer journey technologies, has partnered with social network, messaging and e-commerce startup Wakanda Messenger to provide the payments element for their online marketplace and money remittance service. Wakanda Messenger, developed by Kemit Kingdom, will be widely available on iPhone and Android from 15 October 2020. It has already launched its Beta app in Africa and Europe to a selected audience of 20,000 trial users. Read more

21Sep/20

OPPO set to launch its all-new groundbreaking Reno4 series in the Middle East this month

Global technology brand, OPPO, is set to launch the all-new Reno4 Series, together with its latest OPPO Enco wireless headphones in the Middle East later this month. Living up to its mission of elevating life through technological artistry, OPPO’s new range of products promises to not only deliver exquisite design and innovation but also to enable a connected lifestyle through the power of 5G for more and more users. https://mpelembe.net/technology/tech-latest/?rkey=20200917LN27264&filter=19576

21Sep/20

National Survey Shows COVID-19’s Newest Side Effect – as Unemployment Jumps, Millions Are Left Without Health Coverage

A series of national surveys of more than 13,000 people shows COVID-19’s newest emerging threat: unemployment leaving millions of Americans without health coverage. The consolidated survey, “The State of Health Insurance in COVID-19 America,” was conducted by Civis Analytics and released with support from Finn Partners. Fielded across each season of 2020 (in February, June, and September), the survey reveals a stark picture of the future health of the nation and the widening divide between white and Black Americans’ health. As uninsured numbers rapidly climbed 2.7% (from 12% in February to 14.7% in September), approximately 6.7 million more people lost their health insurance. There are now more than an estimated 36 million Americans uninsured. Read more

21Sep/20

Axon Neuroscience to launch world’s first crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19

AXON Neuroscience (“Axon”), a clinical-stage biotech company and an industry leader in treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases with a unique peptide vaccine platform, is launching the world’s first independently-developed crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19 – ACvac1. Read more

21Sep/20

The Integration and Development of Religion and Chinese Culture

On September 14, Mr. Kwok Yat Ming, senior commentator and vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Journalists, attended the program “Looking around the world” performed in the ” Channel One” as its guest host and made an insightful discussion on the influence of Hong Kong’s religion on social culture and education, together with Mr. Daniel Ng, pastor emeritus of Hong Kong Evangelical Free Church in China, and Mr. Andy Fung, consultant of ELCHK Lutheran Academy and director of Hong Kong Bible Society. Read more

20Sep/20

Oracle Chosen As TikTok’s Secure Cloud Provider

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) announced today that it was chosen to become TikTok’s secure cloud technology provider. This technical decision by TikTok was heavily influenced by Zoom’s recent success in moving a large portion of its video conferencing capacity to the Oracle Public Cloud. Read more

14Sep/20

BMI Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of Its R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Honoring The Genre’s Best Songwriters, Producers And Music Publishers

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, recognizing the genre’s top songwriters, producers and publishers of the previous year. BMI’s Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Producer of the Year, Publisher of the Year and 2020’s Social Star were announced across BMI’s digital and social channels to commemorate the remarkable achievements of these music creators. For the complete list of winners and to view exclusive content, including video messages, performances, and a look back on the last 20 years of the award show, go to bmi.com/randbhiphop2020. Read more