Beijing gets green light for services sector plan

“Beijing will promote high-level opening-up and cooperation to attract high-quality domestic and overseas financial institutions and resources to set up companies in the city for better development,” said Yin Yong, vice-mayor of Beijing at the China International Finance Annual Forum 2020 on Sunday, which was part of the China International Fair for Trade in Services.

Brexit: Government refuses to drop plans to override parts of Brexit deal

Ahead of a planned parliamentary vote on the legislation next week – during which some Tory MPs have vowed to rebel against the government – Mr Gove expressed his hope that “across the House of Commons there will be a recognition that we have an obligation to the people of Northern Ireland in order to […]

EU could make British tourists quarantine when they arrive in resorts – and could ban them altogether if our cases rise under new bloc-wide travel rules planned for the New Year

The proposal suggests countries with a weekly testing rate over 250 per 100,000 people should not restrict the free movement of member states where their Covid cases are equal or less than 50 per 100,000 people during a 14-day period, or positive tests account for less than 3 per cent.

Doorstep vehicle servicing: New business model expedited by COVID-19 lockdown

New Delhi: Abhiruchi Chatterjee, a Kolkata-based renowned Psychiatrist, who has been driving a Maruti Zen Estilo for the past seven years, finds it difficult to visit the workshop for vehicle servicing due to his busy schedule. When asked, if he would like to avail the doorstep vehicle servicing facility, which has been growing in recent […]

Award-winning Blue Cross diversity work takes on new meaning, enhanced focus in 2020

“We use an analogy of an iceberg to describe diversity,” said Rod Teamer, director of diversity programs and business development at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. “You may be able to see some aspects of diversity when you look at a person. But below the water line, there are a lot of other […]

The Rolling Stones announce new album, Blue and Lonesome

“This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do,” says Don Was, who co-produced Blue and Lonesome alongside the Glimmer Twins (a pseudonym for Mick Jagger and Keith Richards).

Public sector banks to bring doorstep financial services to you in October

At present only non-financial services like Pick up of negotiable instruments (cheque / demand draft / pay order, etc.), Pick up new cheque book requisition slip, Pick up of 15G / 15H forms, Pick up of IT / GST challan, Issue request for standing instructions, Request for account statement, Delivery of non-personalised cheque book, demand […]

A case for down-to-earth governance

Nine years ago, Anna Hazare ended his historic fast when the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, informed him that Parliament had expressed support for proposed changes to anti-corruption legislation; “the ‘sense of the House’ was behind Anna Hazare’s key demands”. The historic bending of Parliament to the people’s will was the result of a remarkable movement […]

Blue Cross available to help as open enrollment nears for Medicare and private insurance

With the economic impact of COVID-19 causing many in Louisiana to lose all or part of their incomes this year, more people have enrolled in Medicaid. Because of Louisiana’s strong safety net provisions between Medicaid and private health insurance, Bertaut said it is a seamless process for low-cost insurance options to kick in when Medicaid […]

PM’s own SAGE experts warned his £100bn ‘Moonshot’ plan to save Christmas by testing 10m people a day might be a waste of money and will deliver too many false results – as ministers admit the technology may NEVER exist

He said: ‘A negative result could be that the individual is truly negative and therefore not infectious, or it could be that the individual is infected but early in the incubation period so isn’t testing positive yet, or it could be that the test itself didn’t capture enough viral material on the swab or saliva […]