December 1, 2020

Business plan

Insights Success admires such leaders and takes pride in featuring precious in its special edition, “The Most Admired Women Leaders in Business 2020.” The issue focuses on some outstanding women, who have attained a greater stature in their respective sectors.

Meet Precious Mayes, President, and CEO of Pacifica Hospital of the Valley, an avid and decisive healthcare leader who impeccably contributed to the evolution in this sector. Her unique ideology and methods have helped her to meet countless personal milestones as well as her company’s pathway.

Journey behind Precious’s Success

As a healthcare leader and entrepreneur, Precious’s journey has been very diverse and robust with opportunities and experiences in a variety of industries. Since the start of her career, she has always explored the impossible and with the philosophy of anything is possible. She states that another key internal driver is passion and with that personal passion … Read the rest

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Investors who were around in 2009 might be having déjà vu this year.

That’s because the S&P 500’s run so far in 2020 has eerily tracked the market’s path in 2009, with similar dips and recoveries, strategists have pointed out. Randy Frederick, Charles Schwab’s vice president of trading and derivatives, is one such prognosticator who has long highlighted the roadmap’s accuracy this year—and even he is a little surprised.

“Amazingly, it never really deviated for more than just a few days,” Frederick tells Fortune. “I always expected it eventually to break down but it frankly just never did.”

What’s more, with that pattern having continued “a lot longer than I thought it would,” Frederick says, he believes “it’s pretty late in the game to think it’s going … Read the rest

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Ever since the entire casino offer moved online, people have more and more opportunities to explore some of their favorite games. Not only that but some of their favorite types of games have lots and lots of new variations. Bingo is certainly one of such games where this all-time favorite title nowadays has so many variations to choose from.

However, due to the wide variety of choice, some find it difficult to choose the best online bingo. With that said, here are some easy tips on how you can find the best online bingo and enjoy playing your favorite game.

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Since bingo is quite a popular game, ever since it made its way online, everyone wanted a piece of that cake. That’s why nowadays, there’s virtually no online casino that doesn’t include this game in their offer. For online bingo players this means one thing – there Read the rest

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STATE AGENCIES will have to significantly ramp up spending in December to boost fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), after the government continued to underspend amid the coronavirus pandemic.   

“The agencies were asked to implement catch-up plans to meet their original spending plans for the year. The catch up [spending plan] is intended to shore up the economy this Q4,” Budget Undersecretary Laura B. Pascua said via Viber on Friday.

Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III told various departments to ramp up spending in the remaining weeks of 2020, during a meeting of the Economic Development Cluster (EDC) two weeks ago.

Representatives from the Departments of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Transportation (DoTr), Education (DepEd), Tourism (DoT), Trade and Industry (DTI), and Agriculture (DA) attended the EDC meeting, said Ms. Pascua.

Anemic government spending was blamed for the 11.5% GDP contraction in the third quarter, which was worse than most analysts … Read the rest

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A new tech regulator will work to limit the power of Google, Facebook and other tech platforms, the government has announced, in an effort to ensure a level playing field for smaller competitors and a fair market for consumers.

Under the plans, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will gain a dedicated Digital Markets Unit, empowered to write and enforce a new code of practice on technology companies which will set out the limits of acceptable behaviour.

The code will only affect those companies deemed to have “strategic market status”, though it has not yet been decided what that means, nor what restrictions will be imposed.

The business secretary, Alok Sharma, said: “Digital platforms like Google and Facebook make a significant contribution to our economy and play a massive role in our day-to-day lives – whether it’s helping us stay in touch with our loved ones, share creative content or … Read the rest

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Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam says that she has “piles of cash” at home because she is denied basic banking services due to U.S. sanctions.

In a television interview, Lam said the Hong Kong government has to pay her in cash because she does not have a bank account following sanctions imposed by the U.S. on her and other officials for what it called their role in undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy from mainland China, including imposing a national security law on the city at the end of June.

“Sitting in front of you is a chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR (special administrative region) who has no banking services made available to her,” Lam told Hong Kong International Business Channel. “I’m using cash every day, for all the things. I have piles of cash at home because the government is paying me cash for my salary because I … Read the rest

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Crowd-testing is currently becoming one of the leading and most resource-efficient ways to test various types of digital products. But how can you measure the ROI of Crowdtesting? Is it possible to calculate the efficiency of Crowd-testing? An interview with Ran Rachlin, Co-founder & CEOUbertesters Inc. by Insights Success answer these questions and much more.

Below are the highlights of the interview:

What led to the inception of the company?

I founded the company back in 2013, following a true need for a different type of software testing that I had in my previous company. In my former company, we developed a mobile app, and because of the diversity of the mobile world, we needed global testers to test for us with different devices, different languages, and carriers. We could not find a flexible and affordable solution. So, we came up with the concept of “Crowd testing” … Read the rest

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What crucial roles do patients and health professionals play in diabetes management?

With diabetes remaining as one of the leading causes of death among Filipinos, it is vital for patients to have constant access to quality healthcare and information. At the same time, many should be made aware of this chronic disease and of how it can be diagnosed and prevented. 

Achieving these goals requires strong collaboration among patient and their families, health professionals, and government agencies. As highlighted in a recent BusinessWorld Insights online forum, held in partnership with Mercury Drug Corporation and health care company MSD in the Philippines, interprofessional collaboration among physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals is likewise vital in managing diabetes.



Dr. Cecilia Jimeno, FPCP, FPSEDM of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (PSEDM), discussed the burden of diabetes on persons who already have it or might have it if the Read the rest

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Sir Philip Green’s retail empire is facing collapse within days, putting 15,000 jobs at risk and bringing the curtain down on the high street career of one of Britain’s most controversial businessmen.

It is understood that Arcadia Group – which owns TopShop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins – is preparing to appoint administrators from Deloitte as soon as next week.

One retail industry figure said Arcadia’s collapse had become inevitable after talks with a number of lenders about an emergency £30m loan ended without success.

The appointment of administrators could happen as early as Monday, although one person close to the situation said the plan had yet to be finalised and that it could yet be delayed.

If the insolvency is confirmed, it is expected to trigger a scramble among creditors to get their hands on the company’s assets.

It would involve Arcadia’s online operations and the stores which are … Read the rest

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Congress is bracing for President-elect Joe Biden to move beyond the Trump administration’s state-by-state approach to the COVID-19 crisis and build out a national strategy to fight the pandemic and distribute the eventual vaccine.

The incoming administration’s approach reflects Democrats’ belief that a more comprehensive plan, some of it outlined in the House’s $2 trillion coronavirus aid bill, is needed to get the pandemic under control. Republicans have resisted big spending but agree additional funding is needed. With the nation on edge but a vaccine in sight, the complicated logistics of vaccinating hundreds of millions of Americans raise the stakes on the major undertaking.

“We have an incredible challenge on our hands,” said Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state, which is approaching the anniversary of its first reported case of the virus last January.

A vaccine can only go so far, Murray warned, without a distribution plan. “A vaccine can … Read the rest

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