Strike threats and decline in mail volumes hit TNT

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NHS mental health chief condemns gambling bosses in letter

first_img Topics: Strategy NHS England mental health director Claire Murdoch has written letters to the chiefs of the UK’s leading gambling operators about the, “clear and worrying links between gambling and mental ill health.” Strategy Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Online Gambling Payments NHS England mental health director Claire Murdoch has written letters to the chiefs of the UK’s leading gambling operators about the, “clear and worrying links between gambling and mental ill health.”Writing on social media, Murdoch, who also serves as chief executive of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, said: “As an NHS nurse, a mum and someone who has listened to countless accounts of lives lost, wrecked and blighted by the gambling industry, I had to write and ask betting firms to stop causing avoidable mental health problems now”.Murdoch’s letters were addressed to chief executives Denise and John Coates of bet365, Fred Done of Betfred, Kenny Alexander of GVC Holdings, Peter Jackson of Flutter Entertainment and Ulrik Bengtsson of William Hill.The letters called on the operators to ban credit cards as a form of payment immediately, rather than in April when the Gambling Commission’s prohibition comes into effect. Murdoch said that this would help, “ensure people don’t spend money they don’t have and potentially rack up life-changing debt and the anxiety that comes with it.”The letters also called to end “bet-to-view” streaming deals, after bet365’s streaming deal to show FA Cup football matches came under fire earlier this month.In addition, the letters called on gambling operators to “stop targeting high-loss customers” through VIP schemes, which have been the subject of scrutiny after data from the Gambling Commission revealed that while just 2% of nine operators’ customers are VIPs, they account for 83% of deposits.“In particular, the reports of certain tactics used by firms to target those of your customers who have already lost sums and are willing to bet more, to seek to recover losses are concerning,” Murdoch wrote. “If reports are correct I am concerned that offering people who are losing vast sums of money free tickets, VIP experiences, and free bets, all proactively prompt people back into the vicious gambling cycle which many want to escape.”Murdoch also criticised “pervasive advertising” of gambling and said it was “ appear[s] designed to undermine people’s ability to stay in control.”Murdoch said that the NHS has been making efforts to tackle gambling addiction, noting that 430,000 people in England have been identified as having a “serious betting problem” and that the NHS has opened up a series of gambling addiction treatment centres, including one in Sunderland earlier this month.However, she added that the onus was on gambling firms, rather than the NHS, to fight problem gambling.“For seven decades the NHS has adapted services in response to current challenges, but we should not be expected to pick up the pieces from lives damaged by avoidable harm,” she said. “In order to operate safely, the gambling industry has a responsibility to prevent the occasional flutter turning into a dangerous habit.”In response, the Betting and Gaming Council – the UK gambing industry’s newly formed trade association – issued a letter of its own to Murdoch.Signed by BGC chair Brigid Simmons, as well as Denise Coates, Done, Alexander, Jackson, Bengtsson and Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur, the reply said the operators take responsible gaming commitments seriously. It added that the industry was determined to raise standards and make gambling safer, while acknowledging Murdoch’s points were important.The response added that put in a great deal of work to create a safer environment for players.“Just some of the work our members have already done includes new age-verification checks, increased funding for research, education and treatment, introduced a whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling advertising, worked together as an industry to create GamStop which will now be mandatory for all operators, created monitoring algorithms to monitor play both online and in retail to help identify those at risk of harmful play and just last week waived exclusivity on FA Cup games,” it continued.“We have also announced Safer Gambling Commitments which represent a set of measures to deliver long-term and fundamental changes in how gambling companies are run in the UK and how they empower, protect and support their customers.The five core safer gambling commitments aim to prevent underage gambling and protect young people; increase support for treatment of gambling harm; strengthen and expand codes of practice for advertising and marketing; protect and empower our customers and promote a culture of safer gambling.”The letter also said that, as the BGC continues to work on safer gambling initiatives, it would be happy to hear about Murdoch’s experience and knowledge of problem gambling in more detail so it may better address these issues. The chief executives of the five companies also invited Murdoch to meet with them to discuss the issue further. 16th January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle NHS mental health chief condemns gambling bosses in letter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgEnterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEnterprise Group Limited is a leading financial services and insurance group in Ghana. The company operates in 6 segments; non-life assurance, life assurance, pension administration, real estate, funeral services and investments. Enterprise Group Limited offers an extensive portfolio of products and services ranging from funeral finance and family income protection to micro insurance, corporate risk, fidelity guarantee, cash-in-safe, home and personal assets protection and product liability insurance policies. Enterprise Group Limited also assists with pension fund management and real estate development and management. The company was founded in 1924 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Enterprise Group Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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PMC House / Jaime Sepulcre Bernad

first_imgCopyHouses•Elche, Spain ArchDaily Architects: Jaime Sepulcre Bernad Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareCity:ElcheCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David FrutosText description provided by the architects. The shape of this project arises from the section, because it was born from the idea that, even that the house is develops on two floors, it is understood and perceived spatially as a whole. A large roof with different inclinations is responsible for connecting and giving continuity to both levels by building a spatial continuum.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!Section 2Save this picture!© David FrutosThe house opens to the south,  while in the east and west facades have strategic gaps for different lights entrances. As for the main room, this space is conceived as a house inside a house, with a dressing room and a bathroom. Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!Planta bajaSave this picture!© David FrutosThe external cladding is a Yellow Fossil limestone, while in the interior the main featured are the concrete slabs. Save this picture!© David FrutosProject gallerySee allShow lessStack House / Lane Williams ArchitectsSelected Projects3rd International Conference on Amphibious Architecture, Design and EngineeringConference Share Year:  “COPY” Spain PMC House / Jaime Sepulcre Bernad Photographs:  David Frutos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Houses Area:  343 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917448/pmc-house-jaime-sepulcre-bernad Clipboard Save this picture!© David Frutos+ 42Curated by Clara Ott Share Projects Photographs Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Technal, Cortizo, Acor, L´ANTIC COLONIAL PORCELANOSA, PEREAMAR PINOSO SL Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description PMC House / Jaime Sepulcre BernadSave this projectSavePMC House / Jaime Sepulcre Bernad ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917448/pmc-house-jaime-sepulcre-bernad Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJaime Sepulcre BernadOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesElcheSpainPublished on May 21, 2019Cite: “PMC House / Jaime Sepulcre Bernad” [Casa PMC / Jaime Sepulcre Bernad] 21 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Pontins give 50 free holidays to families affected by blood cancer

first_img Entertainment holiday company is donating 50 mid-week breaks in June to families affected by blood cancers. The donations are part of their support for the company’s charity partner, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.Pontin’s is also aiming to raise as much money as possible throughout 2010 to help the blood cancer charity celebrate its 50th birthday.The 50 families will enjoy a four-day break at one of Pontin’s parks in Southport, North West; Brean Sands, Burnham on Sea, Somerset; Camber Sands, near Rye in Sussex, and Prestatyn Sands, North Wales.www.llresearch.org.uk  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 May 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Pontins give 50 free holidays to families affected by blood cancerlast_img read more

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Trump coup attempt: U.S. war comes home

first_imgA caustic commentary on U.S. policy that circulated on social media worldwide within 24 hours of the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol was: “Due to travel restrictions this year, the U.S. had to organize the coup at home.”A domestic coup on the U.S. government was indeed attempted Jan. 6 — using the false claim that the November presidential election had been “stolen” from Republican President Donald Trump. This claim was so far from reality, even in a bourgeois framework, that judges rejected it as a challenge 60 times, including twice in the Supreme Court.Venezuelans protest aggressive U.S. interference in their country’s democratic institutions in September 2019. The red-capped person under the flag is holding a copy of Venezuela’s Constitution.Since he could not win legally, Trump rallied an uprising of extralegal and paramilitary, white-supremacist neo-fascist troops tied into a network of far-right legislators, government officials, police, military veterans and reportedly active military, as well as business owners. These insurrectionists attacked the Capitol building at the moment that the U.S. Congress, sitting in joint session, was beginning to certify Democratic President-elect Joe Biden as winner of the election.The U.S. has called on similar fascist forces and employed similar tactics to discredit elections before — in other countries worldwide — in order to further U.S. “interests.” Both Republicans and Democrats, including Biden and now Trump, have used this ploy of “regime change” for decades, to overthrow governments and further imperialist capitalist schemes.Every U.S. regime change operation begins with U.S. officials repeatedly calling a country’s election fraudulent, refusing to accept or acknowledge its legitimacy and then backing or importing far-right and neo-fascist elements to start violent disruptions. The U.S. always calls these fascist forces “democratic forces.”This was Washington’s tactic of choice in Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria, Libya and Bolivia, just to name a few recent examples.U.S. coup attempts using ‘election fraud’ chargesIn Kiev, Ukraine, in 2014, armed fascist forces marched with Confederate flags and Nazi insignia to seize the parliament, while Biden cheered the overturning of that country’s elected government. The U.S. media called this the “Euromaidan Revolution.”Washington attempted to do the same in Venezuela, claiming that the 2018 election of President Nicolás Maduro was a “fraud.” Hostile to the continuation of former President Hugo Chávez’s Bolivarian Revolution, the Trump administration immediately recognized right-wing oppositionist Juan Guaidó, nominal head of the National Assembly, as the “interim president” in January 2019. The U.S.   showered that farce with billions of dollars in seized Venezuelan assets.In 2011 in Libya, a small force of monarchists led what the imperialists called a  “democratic uprising” — backed by seven killing months of U.S. and NATO bombing and the assassination of the leader Moammar Gadhafi. Libya’s popularly supported government was torn apart, and access to the country’s oil and strategic position were guaranteed to capitalist interests.In 2014 in Syria, despite hundreds of election observers, the U.S. declared the reelection of President Bashar al-Assad to be a “fraud” and spent billions of dollars to fund military mercenaries to destabilize and occupy the country. When a “government in exile” was established, Washington recognized it at an international conference in Geneva. Syria — which was striving to maintain its political and economic independence from U.S. domination — has been bombed repeatedly by the U.S. Air Force since 2014, allegedly in support of the “democratic resistance.”In Bolivia, the 2019 reelection of Evo Morales, the country’s first Indigenous president, was declared by the U.S. to be “fraudulent.” Fascist forces seized the government, again with Washington’s full support. Morales was forced to flee. But united resistance by Indigenous peoples, members of labor unions and other progressive forces returned Morales from exile in 2020, after his party, the Movement for Socialism, won the presidential election in a landslide victory.The U.S. constantly propagandizes about the lack of “democracy” in Hong Kong, and tries every tactic — including Congressional legislation and undercover operatives in mass demonstrations — to destabilize conditions in what is part of the People’s Republic of China. Geng Shuang, a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative, exposed these tactics and denounced “the shocking hypocrisy of some in the U.S. on human rights and democracy, and their malicious intention to undermine Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability [in order] to contain China’s development.” (scmp.com, Oct. 16)These are only a few of the U.S.-supported regime-change operations that were based on declaring “election fraud” and attempting to overturn other governments through extralegal military and fascist forces.For the Jan. 6 coup attempt in Washington, D.C., Trump simply consulted a well-established U.S. playbook for how to destabilize and dominate a country’s government using neo-fascist forces.Eventually, U.S. wars always come home.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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A journalist from Al-Midan newspaper in government’s sights again

first_img Organisation January 21, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist from Al-Midan newspaper in government’s sights again RSF_en News March 29, 2020 Find out more News SudanAfrica Help by sharing this information Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Reporters Without Borders is very alarmed that Madeeha Abdella, editor-in-chief of the Sudan Communist Party newspaper Al-Midan, is facing a possible death sentence on a charge of crimes against the state brought by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).The charges against her, brought on 13 January, appear to have been prompted by an interview with one of the military commanders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), a separatist movement based in North Kurdufan state. The government has banned all media coverage of Sudan’s rebel movements.The NISS has also filed a complaint against the newspaper’s political editor, Ibrahim Mirghani, and one of its reporters, Suleiman Hamed, accusing them of defaming the government. “We are extremely disturbed by the charges against Madeeha Abdella, which carry the death penalty, and we condemn the judicial harassment of Al-Midan’s journalists and the repeated closures to which it has been subjected,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“If the government has a complaint to make against this newspaper, it should do so under the press law, not the criminal code. This misuse of the criminal code betrays the punitive intent of a government that has repeatedly gagged the news media it dislikes.”Kahn-Sriber added: “Coverage of security issues linked to military activity in Sudan is in the public interest. The public has a legitimate right to be kept informed. The censorship and terror that are being imposed suggest that President Omar Al-Bashir is taking a short-term political view. We urge him to be more open.”Abdella, who was released on bail on 14 January, appeared in court yesterday on four charges of conspiracy, undermining constitutional order, urging the opposition to use violence and force against the government, and publishing false information (under articles 21, 50, 60 and 66 of the criminal code respectively).She told Reporters Without Borders: “I feel strong and confident due to solidarity with Al-Midan and me inside Sudan and outside.” Mirghani and Hamed also appeared in court at yesterday’s hearing. The next hearing is scheduled on 16 February.Al-Midan is currently forbidden to publish a print edition although it continues to appear on line. This is the sixth suspension of this kind in recent months. Twenty of its issues were seized in 2012 before it was banned for a year, until June 2013, without a court order. Abdella had defiantly continued to produce an online issue that was available on the Communist Party website and had been subjected to other judicial proceedings.Managing editor Kamal Karar attributed the latest suspension to the party’s political positions. The newspaper is well known for its outspoken criticism of the government and its constant refusal to submit to prior censorship by the NISS.The climate for freedom of information in Sudan is extremely oppressive. Last year, the NISS tightened its grip on the print media by insisting on checking content prior to publication, a censorship method that resulted in the seizure of more than 50 newspaper issues in Khartoum in 2014.Sudan is ranked 172nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. April 10, 2020 Find out morecenter_img April 6, 2020 Find out more Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Sudan News SudanAfrica Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Newslast_img read more

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Government urged to punish violence against independent media outlets after new attack

first_img January 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to punish violence against independent media outlets after new attack News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned today’s pre-dawn attack by a dozen heavily-armed men that badly damaged the studios of the Maharaja Television/Broadcasting Network (MTV/MBC) in Pannipitiya, near Colombo, after charges that the network’s reporting of the war between the government and Tamil insurgents was not “patriotic” enough.“Violence and threats against such privately-owned media outlets and journalists trying to impartially report on the conflict must stop,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The government must quickly find and punish those responsible for this latest attack and see the network is compensated.“The attack seems to be because its coverage was not ‘patriotic’ enough. The network is one of the country’s few, and very popular, independent news sources. The incident recalls the November 2007 attack on the Leader Publication printing works, for which nobody has been punished.”Today’s attackers threw grenades, set fire to the main control room and then left. Susil Kindelpitiya, news editor of Sirasa TV, which is part of the network, said some staff were roughed up.The network has been criticised for not giving enough air-time to recent government victories over the rebels, with state-run media outlets accusing it of reporting a suicide attack in Colombo on 2 January, the day the army captured the rebel capital of Kilinochchi, in northern Sri Lanka. A bomb was thrown at the network’s offices just after news of the government victory was broadcast.The state-owned media has recently attacked MTV/MBC for supposedly being “unpatriotic,” which has forced some of its journalists to censor themselves or flee the country. to go further Organisation January 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img News Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Leading UK Retailer Halfords Expands 8×8 Cloud Contact Centre and Communications Deployment to Enhance…

first_img WhatsApp Leading UK Retailer Halfords Expands 8×8 Cloud Contact Centre and Communications Deployment to Enhance Digital Transformation Efforts By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced that Halfords, the UK’s leading retailer of motoring and cycling services and products, has expanded the company’s deployment of the 8×8 integrated cloud contact centre and communications product to further enhance communications and customer experience. As part of the company’s digital transformation efforts to improve efficiency and profitability, Halfords was focused on unifying communications and contact centre operations across their three main business divisions – retail, automotive and mobile services. However, their legacy on-premises communications infrastructure was a barrier to achieving this goal, with multiple systems and dated technology. Following a rigorous procurement process, Halfords selected 8×8 due to platform scalability, flexibility and integrations with Salesforce and Calabrio Teleopti Workforce Management. Initially, Halfords deployed the integrated 8×8 contact centre and communications product across more than 700 locations to support 4,700 employees and contact centre agents. Staff productivity and customer engagement have dramatically improved with simplified internal call routing between business divisions, which was often a manual process in the past. Tight CRM integration with 8×8 Contact Centre allows agents to have more informed conversations with customers, and security has been further strengthened as agents can process secure credit card payments using PCI-compliant 8×8 Secure Pay. As the business environment changed over the past year, Halfords worked closely with 8×8 to rapidly expand global customer engagement efforts, more than doubling the number of contact centre agents using 8×8 to over 750. As part of the expansion, Halfords added a contact centre team in South Africa with more than 200 remote contact centre agents to support the largely digital retail operation. This allowed Halfords to minimise business disruption, while keeping agents safe and productive. South Africa is one of the 42 countries where 8×8 provides full Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) replacement services and global calling plans, allowing organisations to easily scale operations as needs change. Gareth Brophy, Head of Customer Support at Halfords said, “It’s so important that we give our customers the experience they expect, whether face-to-face in a retail store, Autocentre or over the phone. Partnering with 8×8 and deploying an integrated cloud contact centre and communications product, enables us to deliver a customer-first strategy, and scale our operations to drive efficiency and profitability.” “Leading organisations like Halfords understand how communications can transform employee and customer experience, especially when driving productivity and customer retention and loyalty efforts are more important than ever for business success,” said Jamie Snaddon, Managing Director, EMEA at 8×8, Inc. “As we support Halfords on their digital transformation journey to meet and exceed customer expectations, we look forward to helping them manage and optimise all employee and customer interactions across their multiple business divisions.” About Halfords Halfords is the UK’s leading retailer of motoring and cycling products and services. Through Halfords Autocentres, it is also one of the UK’s leading independent operators in vehicle servicing, maintenance, and repairs. About 8×8, Inc. 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of contact centre, voice communications, video, chat and API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8×8 empowers workforces worldwide to connect individuals and teams so they can collaborate faster and work smarter. Real-time business analytics and intelligence provide businesses unique insights across all interactions and channels so they can delight end-customers and accelerate their business. For additional information, visit www.8×8.com, or follow 8×8 on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. 8×8® and 8×8 X Series™ are trademarks of 8×8, Inc. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005378/en/ CONTACT: 8×8, Inc. Contacts:Media: Bee Hindocha, 44 (0)20 8059 9230 [email protected]×8.comInvestor Relations: Victoria Hyde-Dunn, 1-669-333-5200 [email protected]×8.com KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: 8×8, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005378/encenter_img TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleUS Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Awards Hughes Tool Company Inc. Patent for Revolutionary Invention That Eliminates Battery Challenges and Limitations for Electric Vehicles (EV)Next articleSoftwareReviews Announces Digital Workspace Award Winners Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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American Express Chief Financial Officer to Participate in KBW Fintech Payments Conference

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– American Express (NYSE: AXP) Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey C. Campbell will participate in the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) Fintech Payments Conference on Tuesday, February 23 at 8:50 a.m. (ET). Mr. Campbell will participate in a virtual question-and-answer session relating to the Company’s business strategy and financial performance. A live audio webcast will be accessible to the general public through the American Express Investor Relations website at http://ir.americanexpress.com. An audio replay of the presentation will be available after the event at the same website address. ABOUT AMERICAN EXPRESS American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, instagram.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/company/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress. Key links to products, services and corporate responsibility information: charge and credit cards, business credit cards, travel services, gift cards, prepaid cards, merchant services, Accertify, InAuth, corporate card, business travel, and corporate responsibility. Source: American Express Company Location: Global View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005597/en/ CONTACT: Media: Andrew R. Johnson,[email protected], 212-640-8610 Jocelyn F. Seidenfeld,[email protected], 212-640-0555Investors/Analysts: Vivian Y. Zhou,[email protected], 212-640-5574 Melanie L. Michel,[email protected], 212-640-5574 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: American Express Company Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 11:11 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 11:11 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005597/en Previous articleAmericas Cardroom Welcomes Chris Moneymaker as Newest Team ProNext articleEurope Data Centre Trends Report 2021 – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 WhatsApp American Express Chief Financial Officer to Participate in KBW Fintech Payments Conferencecenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Twitterlast_img read more

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