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Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) 2006 Annual Report


first_imgBank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileBank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to individual, commercial and corporate clients. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts, term deposits and loans to letters of credit, bank guarantees, fund transfers and foreign exchange services. The company provides equity brokering services, including investment advisory, securities trading, securities exchange listing and sponsoring and remittance services. Bank of Baroda Uganda has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Uganda and offers convenient banking in the form of Internet and mobile banking services. The financial institution was founded in 1953 and is based in Kampala, Uganda. Bank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a subsidiary of Bank of Baroda. Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more


Standard Bank Malawi Limited 2009 Abridged Report


first_imgStandard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw)  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Standard Bank of Malawi is a financial services institution in Malawi providing products and services for personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, and Treasury and Capital Management. The company provides a wide range of products; from transactional accounts, electronic banking and short- and long-term savings accounts to vehicle and equipment finance, bancassurance, structured finance, corporate lending and foreign exchange. The Standard Bank of Malawi also provides financial services to the government of Malawi, parastatals, financial institutions and international counterparts. It is a subsidiary of Standard Group in South Africa. The organisation was previously known as the Commercial Bank of Malawi and opened its first branch in Limbe in the Blantyre District in 1970. Today, the financial institution has a national footprint with 19 branches in the major towns and cities of Malawi. Standard Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Le campus de Tri-Faith Initiative à Omaha devient réalité


first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET de Maya DollarhidePosted Sep 29, 2016 Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Le campus de Tri-Faith Initiative à Omaha devient réalité Promotion de la paix et de la compréhension entre les religions abrahamiques Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Les membres et les visiteurs de Tri-Faith Initiative à Omaha ont formé cette année un cercle de paix, en souvenir des attaques du 11 septembre. Photo : Countryside Community Church[Episcopal News Service] Au beau milieu de la polarisation sur une élection qui suscite une profonde méfiance vis-à-vis des immigrés et des musulmans en particulier, une parcelle de 14 hectares dans un centre stratégique du pays est devenue un symbole vivant de ce que signifie « aimer son prochain ». À Omaha (État du Nebraska), des juifs, des chrétiens et des musulmans ont trouvé un terrain d’entente et créé une communauté de partage sur le campus de Tri-Faith Initiative [Initiative tri-confessionnelle].Le projet tire son origine d’une étonnante « conversation banale » qui a eu lieu, il y a plus de dix ans, sur les besoins mutuels de stationnement et de terrains. Les dirigeants de Temple Israel et ceux de l’Institut américain d’études et de culture islamique (aujourd’hui dénommé American Muslim Institute) ont rapidement approfondi le dialogue qui a ensuite débouché sur l’importance de travaux interconfessionnels entre les deux communautés. Peu après, la confession chrétienne s’est jointe au dialogue par l’entremise du Diocèse épiscopal du Nebraska.La Tri-Faith Initiative, qui a été officiellement constituée en 2006 pour représenter les trois confessions abrahamiques, continue d’évoluer comme la manifestation concrète d’une idée, sous forme d’un campus pluriconfessionnel avec une synagogue, une mosquée et une église. Le site d’origine, acheté par l’Initiative en 2011, était le seul country club d’Omaha qui acceptait des membres juifs. Temple Israel a été le premier à ouvrir ses portes sur le campus de Tri-Faith en 2013. L’American Muslim Institute a entrepris l’an dernier les travaux de construction de sa mosquée et du centre d’enseignement qui seront achevés d’ici le Ramadan 2017. Countryside Community Church est en train de lever des fonds pour sa nouvelle église, avec l’espoir de l’inaugurer d’ici à 2018. Le Tri-Faith Community Center sera le dernier bâtiment qui marquera l’achèvement du campus d’ici à 2019.Lorsqu’il sera achevé, le campus de Tri-Faith Initiative comprendra une synagogue juive, une église chrétienne et une mosquée musulmane, toutes conduisant à un centre tri-confessionnel commun au cœur du campus. Photo : Esquisse fournie par Tri-Faith InitiativeLe projet instaure le dialogue entre les religions de multiples façons, allant d’activités de rayonnement à l’extérieur de la ville à des dialogues entre les différentes confessions dans les clubs Kiwani locaux. Sur le campus, des séances d’enseignement public gratuites et des activités comme celles d’enfants juifs, chrétiens et musulmans construisant ensemble des maisonnettes en pain d’épice, aident à rapprocher les membres des trois religions. Au printemps dernier, l’émission The Daily Show sur la chaîne Comedy Central a eu vent de l’initiative et a travaillé sur ce qui semblait être le début d’une blague – un chrétien, un musulman et un juif entrant dans un bar – pour en faire un programme télévisé. Les producteurs ont filmé les dirigeants de Tri-Faith dans un pub local, le Sean O’ Casey, pour discuter du campus tri-confessionnel dans la bonne humeur. Tri-Faith Initiative a repris l’idée, organisant de nombreuses rencontres informelles au pub pour aider le public à discuter, débattre et s’imbiber avec les dirigeants et les membres de Tri-Faith. Chaque activité est une occasion pour les trois confessions de mieux se comprendre et de se soutenir mutuellement.« Il est vrai qu’au Nebraska les gens sont assez tolérants, même vis-à-vis de différences profondes entre eux-mêmes et leurs voisins. Les gens ici comprennent qu’en fin de compte, nous sommes tous solidaires », explique Scott Barker, évêque du Diocèse épiscopal du Nebraska.Il y a eu des changements au sein du projet même, notamment la transmission en 2015 de la branche chrétienne, par le Diocèse (épiscopal) du Nebraska à la congrégation et aux leaders religieux de la Countryside Community Church, qui fait partie de l’United Church of Christ. « Ce n’était pas une décision facile » confie Scott Barker « mais c’était la bonne décision pour le diocèse. Au fur et à mesure que la portée et l’envergure du projet s’étoffaient, il devenait clair que le périmètre du financement requis du partenaire chrétien irait bien au-delà de ce que notre petit diocèse pouvait gérer », ajoute-t-il.« C’est triste de ne pas être le partenaire pour la confession chrétienne car je sais que cela va être une chose extraordinaire, mais c’était aussi un véritable acte de foi de confier le rôle de leader à une communauté qui actuellement est plus à même de mener à bien ce projet », poursuit Scott Baker. « Je crois vraiment que l’Esprit Saint est derrière cette transmission à Countryside Church ».Le révérend Eric Elnes, pasteur principal de Countryside Community Church, dit que faire partie de Tri-Faith Initiative ne lui a posé aucun problème dès qu’il en a parlé avec Scott Barker. « J’avais entendu les rumeurs à propos du problème financier pour lever les millions nécessaires à la reconstruction d’une église sur le campus, alors j’ai pris contact avec l’évêque pour lui dire : « comment pouvons-nous aider ? ». Cela a été le début d’un dialogue formel de plusieurs mois entre le Diocèse du Nebraska et notre église qui a débouché sur leur suggestion que nous reprenions le partenariat chrétien », déclare Eric Elnes. « J’espère qu’à l’avenir nous ferons quelque chose ensemble. Je suis personnellement un grand supporteur des épiscopaliens et j’aimerais avoir un service épiscopalien dans notre église une fois construite ».Malgré l’enthousiasme d’Eric Elnes de reprendre la branche chrétienne, il fallait que la majorité de la congrégation accepte d’aller dans cette direction. Ainsi a commencé ce qu’Eric Elnes appelle « un riche processus spirituel », au sein de sa congrégation pour prendre la décision de déménager dans un nouveau bâtiment sur le campus de Tri-Faith.La congrégation a tout d’abord voté pour savoir si elle avait intérêt ou non à se joindre au projet et à emménager sur le campus. Puis s’en est suivi une enquête de 40 jours pour explorer plus à fond la possibilité et le processus lui-même. Le coût de reconstruction de l’église sur le campus de Tri-Faith a également été examiné. « Plus de 70 % [de la congrégation] a accepté et déclaré : « oui, c’est la vision que Dieu a pour nous » et nous avons accepté l’offre du diocèse, le 12 avril de cette année. De ce fait, 100 familles ont quitté la congrégation mais nous ne leur en voulons pas, peut-être certains d’entre eux reviendront-ils, explique Eric Elnes.Le coût pour construire l’église est de 25 millions de dollars. « Nous avons décidé de construire l’église la plus écologique d’Amérique », ajoute-t-il. « Nous voulons que notre église soit une manifestation environnementale positive ». Une campagne de levée de fonds est en cours et à la date où cet article est écrit, l’église n’est plus qu’à 1,25 million de dollars de son objectif.« Le travail qui est fait ici est magnifique » déclare Darryl Crystal, l’un des rabbins par intérim de Temple Israel. « J’ai été dans 13 villes en 14 ans, j’ai vu beaucoup de choses dans ce pays et j’ai travaillé activement à la réforme migratoire. Cette initiative ici est tout simplement formidable ». Darryl Crystal est arrivé lorsque le Rabbin Aryeh Azriel, l’un des initiateurs du projet, a récemment pris sa retraite. « Aryeh Azriel est encore actif au sein de la communauté », déclare Darryl Crystal. « Il est vraiment une voix prophétique ici. Il est venu d’Israël et sa foi en la justice est tout simplement incroyable ».Darryl Cristal dit qu’il est arrivé à un moment crucial pour Tri-Faith Initiative. Il se souvient qu’il y a quelques semaines en septembre, 500 personnes ont créé un cercle de paix dans l’enceinte du campus en mémoire de l’horreur du 11 septembre et pour rendre hommage à la cause de la paix et de la bienveillance entre les religions. « C’est un honneur pour moi d’être ici. C’est un moment passionnant car le projet se concentre sur la réalisation de son campus et sur la façon dont la vision pour ce campus va prendre vie ».Bien que le campus ne soit pas encore entièrement fonctionnel, parmi les événements à venir figurent un pique-nique annuel de Tri-Faith et une rencontre hivernale où seront partagés récits et sucreries de fin d’année. Et une retraite est projetée pour le printemps 2017. « Les choses avancent très rapidement maintenant et le projet va véritablement de l’avant », ajoute Darryl Crystal.Les musulmans projettent de futurs programmes et recherchent un imam pour diriger leur congrégation à l’ouverture de la mosquée. Le Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, président et co-fondateur de l’Institut américain des études et de la culture islamiques, à présent dénommé American Muslim Institute, est un chef spirituel au sein de la communauté musulmane d’Omaha. « Je suis à Omaha depuis presque quarante ans », déclare Syed Mohiuddin, qui est également cardiologue. « C’est une communauté très, très accueillante. Je pense que la raison pour laquelle Tri-Faith Initiative a pu devenir si active est grâce à la culture du Midwest qui soutient les diverses cultures et religions », explique-t-il.Syed Mohiuddin confie que l’American Muslim Institute prévoit d’organiser des panels et des symposium didactiques et d’offrir un plus grand nombre de services aux familles musulmanes sur le campus. « L’église et la synagogue offrent plus de services que nous ; je souhaiterais offrir ces différents types de services à notre communauté ».Pour l’instant, Temple Israel est le seul lieu fonctionnel de culte sur le campus mais plus pour longtemps. « Nous espérons que cette plus grande mosquée aura la capacité de soutenir la population musulmane croissante d’Omaha », explique Syed Mohiuddin. « Je pense que si les gens apprennent à accepter l’idée que nous sommes tous des êtres humains, même si nous pratiquons différentes religions ou prions Dieu d’une manière différente, le monde sera bien meilleur. C’est notre message ici ».– Maya Dollarhide est journaliste indépendante basée à Hudson Valley. Elle a grandi dans l’Église épiscopale. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more


Inaugural GivX awards celebrate top 25 UK community investors


first_img Melanie May | 16 October 2017 | News  115 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Awards Corporate Social Responsibility The inaugural GivX awards launched this month, celebrating the UK’s top 25 community investors as measured through their per capita contribution of volunteering and fundraising.Twenty-eight companies used GivX this year to measure their community investment and also submitted their scores to be considered for GivX’s Top 25. The 2017 GivX 25 include Euromonitor, ITV, HSBC, Cisco, Dixons Carphone, and John Lewis.Developed by Benefacto, GivX’s aim is to make communicating and comparing the CSR work companies do more easily understandable. The framework is free to use and measures value based on six key metrics, with companies reporting just their total contribution, and a per employee score. Donations, fundraising and volunteering work are made comparable in terms of the ‘Community Value’ a company has created: defined as the replacement cost benefitting charities would have to pay if they were to purchase similar goods or services on the open market.Ben Darlington, Benefacto Head of Member Services, said:“The principle behind the GivX framework is one of simplifying CSR measurements to make it easier for businesses and organisations to measure their contribution to the community and then communicate it. Our inaugural awards were to celebrate an innovative group of companies, who by pioneering the framework, are committing to transparently and effectively reporting their change-making community investment programmes.”Image: Euromonitor CSR Director with GivX Founder Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img Inaugural GivX awards celebrate top 25 UK community investors  116 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more


Applications open for Champions for Children summer campaign


first_img Tagged with: match funding The Childhood Trust is seeking charities working with disadvantaged children and young people living in London to join its Champions for Children matched fundraising campaign, which launches in June.The Champions for Children campaign provides unrestricted financial support over 12 months to help ensure that charities can continue to provide their services for children throughout London especially during the summer holiday months of July and August when disadvantaged children are particularly vulnerable.Participating charities will take part in an online fundraising campaign on the Big Give platform, with donations doubled using matched funds provided by The Childhood Trust and the charities’ own funders. Charities will receive support from The Childhood Trust to help them make the campaign a success.The deadline for applications is Friday 5 March, and the campaign will take place from 8 to 15 June with all donations doubled while matched funds last.Last year’s campaign raised £3.66m with The Childhood Trust providing over £1m in unrestricted funding to the 94 charities that participated.Laurence Guinness, Chief Executive of The Childhood Trust said:“With so many children’s charities and their beneficiaries struggling due to the Covid-19 crisis, this year’s campaign has never been more needed. We want all charities in London who are working with children to sign up to participate in our campaign. Champions for Children is loved by donors and will help raise the funding needed to keep services going over the next 12 months.”Since 2013 The Childhood Trust’s campaigns have generated £21.5m and have funded more than 300 charities supporting children and young people in London. The Trust’s Christmas 2020 campaign generated £3m for 85 charities.Charities can find out about the campaign including how to apply by visiting The Childhood Trust website.  154 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Applications open for Champions for Children summer campaigncenter_img Advertisement Melanie May | 19 February 2021 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more


‘Boomtown Alliance’ links Odessa, North Dakota


first_img Facebook ‘Boomtown Alliance’ links Odessa, North Dakota Twitter Local NewsIn the Pipeline WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Previous articleGun battle leaves 1 dead, 3 injuredECSO deputies were there to serve a warrantNext article012619_PBVE_Tourney_TV_02 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Boomtown Alliance logo A new group has formed with the aim of linking oil businesses in the Permian Basin and Williston, N.D., with an event being held March 1 to commemorate the new alliance. The Boomtown Alliance, as they’re called, is led by the community relations agency US Energy and Williston-based Marquis Metal Works. Jason Marmon, the community director at US Energy, said the goal of the alliance is to bring oil industry culture to the communities they are based in. Marmon said US Energy has already been putting on local events in North Dakota for the last five years, from fishing and golf tournaments to job fairs. “Williston is branded as Boomtown, USA, and I think Odessa is Boomtown, USA as well,” Marmon said. “There’s numerous companies that are operating in both areas that are fairly big and they’re mainly just a logo, so we’re kind of getting names with faces and have people more engaged in what’s going on.” Marmon said it’s about more than just bringing these oil companies together, but about building relationships outside of the industry. Their first shot at this in Odessa will be at their first Odessa Energy Cookout and Concert on March 1 at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway. The event kicks off at 2 p.m. with a job fair featuring numerous local oil and gas companies. At 4 p.m., there will be a barbecue cookout and contest with options of pork ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and beef short ribs, and the event will cap off with a concert from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., headlined by the country band BlackHawk. “Some people just think of it as a good time, but our sponsors tend to find it’s great development, great employee engagement, team building,” Marmon said. “It’s just a place outside of work where people get to know each other. That’s our goal.” All proceeds of the event go toward US Energy’s Western Sports Program, which sponsors athletes, and provides scholarships, workforce training and expanding partnerships. Marmon said they are planning to treat this like an annual event and hope to grow it even more next year, hopefully by featuring a Next Gen Bull Tiding, American Freestyle Bullfighting or Professional Bull Riding event next year. “There’s so many industrial parks and companies that are out of touch with the community, and the community is kind of out of touch with the innovations and new opportunities going on in the industry, so it kind of works both ways,” Marmon said.last_img read more


Engagent Health Addresses Critical Need for Healthcare Accessibility With Avaya OneCloud


first_img Facebook Pinterest RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The COVID-19 pandemic exposed a looming crisis in healthcare accessibility that has made organizations like Engagent Health increasingly important, and they have chosen Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) for the critical communications solutions that are dramatically improving access to care for millions of individuals across the U.S. For the 43 percent of adults aged 19 – 64 that had inadequate health insurance prior to the pandemic, and the millions of others who lost coverage as a result, Engagent Health is a vital resource for exploring options and finding their best plan. Engagent Health provides a cloud-based platform for government agencies and healthcare plan providers that streamlines onboarding, member acquisition and CRM. The company also provides outsourced agent support to help offset peak call times for health insurance plans. Avaya OneCloud CCaaS and its advanced, AI-enhanced digital engagement capabilities, supports a broad range of touchpoints and interaction types to increase responsiveness, hyper-personalize, and better support the customer journey. Engagent Health is able to consolidate its fragmented contact center environment and align processes, resources and functions, and to leverage new ways to connect with customers when and how they want. The company chose Avaya OneCloud CCaaS (contact center as a service) for its contact center operations and Avaya’s UCaaS calling solution, Avaya Cloud Office™ by RingCentral, to enhance communications for its distributed workforce. The company also plans to use Avaya OneCloud™ CPaaS (communications platform as a service) to flexibly build services that enhance customer and business outcomes. Using Avaya OneCloud solutions, the company has been able to increase its conversion rate by 60 percent and increase care plan engagement by 80 percent compared to the average provider. “We couldn’t settle when it came to the contact center. We had seen Avaya’s recognitions for contact center and customer experience innovation over the years, and we knew they’d be able to take our operations to that next level,” said Austin Ifedirah, Founder and CEO at Engagent Health. “We need to take lessons from other industries and apply that to what is being done in healthcare, including critical areas of care like member acquisition and care plan engagement. Avaya is helping us move fast to deliver the kind of experiences that will put us ahead of the rest.” For example, as a contact center outsourcer responsible for offsetting high call volume, the company can use Avaya OneCloud CCaaS to leverage AI-enabled bots that provide 24/7 support, freeing agents to focus on customer interactions that require a human touch. There are also more options for meeting the needs of mobile callers with digital deflection and self-service channels that help reduce toll-free charges and increase efficiencies. Avaya OneCloud CCaaS will also support the company’s planned growth in 2021 with global scale, reach, and security. The company is also using Avaya Cloud Office for real-time communication that helps improve decision-making and increase customer value. “When you’re talking to thousands of customers on a daily basis, there are many unique situations that you have to navigate. Being able to communicate in real-time about things like policy changes and customer qualifications across all of our global operations centers is massively important,” said Ifedirah. The management team also uses Avaya Cloud Office to solve for problems in real-time while prospects are on the phone, being able to share information quickly through one simple, easy-to-use solution. The company plans to use Avaya OneCloud CPaaS to expand customer engagement with a more holistic, digital communications experience. This includes seamless third-party integration, Web self-service via a conversational chat bot that can greet customers and answer commonly asked questions, and proactive outbound notifications that can track responses and personalize interactions. Using Avaya OneCloud CPaaS, Engagent Health can build whatever service it needs to meet customer expectations. “Working with progressive healthcare companies like Engagent Health, Avaya is helping connect people in ways that offer more immersive, more productive, and more impactful experiences,” said Simon Harrison, Avaya SVP and CMO. “By offering solutions that enable better outcomes, we are enabling our customers to provide experiences that really matter to people.” About Avaya Businesses are built by the experiences they provide, and everyday millions of those experiences are delivered by Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA). Avaya is shaping what’s next for the future of work, with innovation and partnerships that deliver game-changing business benefits. Our cloud communications solutions and multi-cloud application ecosystem power personalized, intelligent, and effortless customer and employee experiences to help achieve strategic ambitions and desired outcomes. Together, we are committed to help grow your business by delivering Experiences that Matter. Learn more at http://www.avaya.com About Engagent Health Engagent Health builds unified solutions for sales agents, agencies and health plans in the health insurance space. These offerings include software platforms and wrap around people augmentation and insurance agency services. Learn more at https://www.engagenthealth.com and https://www.marketplaceinsuranceservices.com. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “our vision,” “plan,” “potential,” “preliminary,” “predict,” “should,” “will,” or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) available at www.sec.gov, and may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. All trademarks identified by ®, TM, or SM are registered marks, trademarks, and service marks, respectively, of Avaya Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Source: Avaya Newsroom View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005181/en/ CONTACT: For Media Inquiries: Alex Alias [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS OTHER TECHNOLOGY SECURITY SOURCE: Avaya Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005181/en Previous articleCurry and his supporting cast rally Warriors past Heat in OTNext articleNoble Rock Acquisition Corporation Announces Closing of $241.5 Million Initial Public Offering Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp Local News Engagent Health Addresses Critical Need for Healthcare Accessibility With Avaya OneCloud Twitter Facebooklast_img read more


More severe storms targeting Southeast as Plains prep for blizzards


first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Severe storms moved through the eastern U.S. Monday, from Florida to Maryland, delivering baseball-sized hail and winds of more than 60 mph.Meanwhile, a tornado was spotted in northern Alabama on Monday morning, as potential isolated tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds remain a threat Tuesday in the South and Southeast.The central part of the country is bracing for a major storm on Wednesday.The storm system just moved through the Pacific Northwest, which saw record rainfall and flooding in parts of Oregon, including Eugene, which had its wettest April day ever on Sunday.As this storm gets even stronger while marching east, 10 states from Utah to Michigan are on alert for heavy snow and blizzards.Massive snowfalls are possible in the Rockies as the storm heads east before reemerging in the Plains, with severe storms likely in Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa.By Thursday, the storm is expected to explode in the Plains, with blizzard conditions developing from Nebraska to Minnesota. Parts of the Plains may see 2 feet of snow this week.South of there, severe storms will strike the Midwest and southern Great Lakes area.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Employers get tough in targeting talent


first_imgEmployers are making recruitment procedures increasingly rigorous to makesure they employ only the best candidates. A survey by publisher GTI of 500 companies reveals online screening of jobapplicants has risen from 12 per cent in 2000 to 54 per cent in 2001. More than a quarter of employers used some form of psychometric test lastyear, up from 17 per cent the previous year. Graduate Recruitment Trends also shows employers are increasingly demandinggraduates demonstrate essential skills during job interviews. Four out of 10 companies used group exercises last year, a rise of 14 percent on the previous year, and the proportion of firms asking candidates togive presentations jumped 12 per cent to 37 per cent over the same period. Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters,said the study shows HR is under increasing pressure to select the rightcandidates in a difficult economic climate. “Graduate recruiters recognise the cost of recruitment and want to becertain the people they select have the capacity to be successful,” saidGilleard. “This is driven by a need to select people with the skills to make acontribution to business success quickly.” www.doctorjob.com/products Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Employers get tough in targeting talentOn 5 Feb 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more


Microbial ecology of sea ice at a coastal Antarctic site:community composition, biomass and temporal change


first_imgThe coastal sea ice in the vicinity of Davis Station, Antarctica (68* 35′ S, 77* 58′ E), supported a diverse microbial community which varied in composition and biomass in response to increasing insolation and temperature during the austral summer. To understand more fully the fate of photosynthetically fixed carbon in sea ice, we examined the dynamics of community composition, biomass and production in autotrophs, heterotrophic protozoa and bacteria. The microbial community inhabiting the bottom few centimeters of land fast ice differed markedly from the interior communities in taxonomic composition and biomass and in the timing and fate of production. Total microbial biomass integrated throughout the ice depth declined during the season from a mean of 1150 mg C m-2 on 17 November to 628 mg C m-2 by 22 December. This largely reflected a decrease in the biomass of the bottom ice community which was dominated by the diatom Entomoneis spp. In contrast, the biomass of the interior ice community increased during summer and was dominated by autotrophic forms <20 um in length with a small dinoflagellate, Gymnodinium sp., becoming particularly abundant. Heterotrophic protozoa, composed of mainly nanoflagellate, euglenoid and dinoflagellate taxa, contributed between 16 and 19% of the total integrated microbial biomass in the interior ice and between 1 and 11% in the bottom ice. The biomass of heterotrophic protozoa increased throughout the ice depth during summer and estimated taxon-specific net growth rates ranged between 0.168 d-1 for a heterotrophic euglenoid and 0.05 d-1 for the heterotrophic nanoflagellate population over a 23 d period. Bacterial biomass varied by several orders of magnitude between ice depths mainly due to the occurrence of an abundant population of large epiphytic bacteria attached to Entomoneis spp. in the bottom ice. However, bacterial biomass contributed a similar proportion of between 4 and 16% of the total microbial biomass in both interior and bottom ice. The biomass of unattached bacteria increased throughout the ice depth during summer and exhibited an estimated net growth rate of 0.05 d-1. These data are used to quantify autotrophic production in bottom and interior communities, to estimate the flux of carbon to heterotrophs and to illustrate the complexity of the trophic interactions in coastal sea ice.last_img read more