Jean-François van Boxmeer, chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, commented: "Obviously, the key focus for us is on running the company through the current unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, with our first priority being the health and well-being of our people. At the same time, we are preparing for the future with these appointments. I am very pleased with Dolf’s choice of Jacco van der Linden leading our Asia-Pacific region, and Soren Hagh leading our Europe region from June 1, 2020. Jacco and Soren have an outstanding track record delivering strong business results, and they both have great leadership, people, and commercial skills. We are confident that Jacco and Soren will be very valuable in our executive team, and in leading the business and respective teams in their regions." … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 4
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Katinka Hosszu of Hungary celebrates after winning the race - PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (REUTERS) - Katinka Hosszu, Hungary’s ‘Iron Lady’ of swimming, will be 32 by the time the postponed Tokyo Olympics come around but rivals expecting to see signs of rust by 2021 could still be disappointed. … [Read more...] about Iron Lady’ Hosszu sees positives in Olympic postponement
The importance of vaccine to prevent Pertussis cannot be overemphasized. It may not prevent it entirely but it has shown to decrease the duration and severity of the disease. People of all ages need the Pertussis vaccine, including infants as early as six weeks old, pre-teens, and adults including pregnant women. This is due to the inability of the vaccine to provide long-term immunity. Data shows that protection after immunisation wanes after 4-12 years. The reason behind giving Pertussis vaccine among pregnant women is that they will be able to pass on their antibodies to their newborn who remains unprotected until they start their primary immunisation. – Family Medical Practice. … [Read more...] about Whooping cough: an under-recognised disease
David Orange, an English teacher from the US, said some young teachers who lost teaching jobs as schools closed, became waiters on the first days of the Covid-19 outbreak. However, they later lost the jobs when the bars and shops on streets for foreign backpackers and others also closed. … [Read more...] about How are foreign teachers earning their living in the COVID-19 crisis?
The decision also requires decreases in fuel prices based on the world ones, study on the possibility to reduce and defer payment for electricity and water supply bills for individual and businesses, study on the adjustment of insurance-related provisions for labourers who are laid off due to the pandemic, and the postponement of social insurance payment for affected businesses. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News