covid pandemic – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 18:18:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abcdirectory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T213455.069-150x150.png covid pandemic – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ 32 32 Temas Resources Provides Company Update https://abcdirectory.org/temas-resources-provides-company-update/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 18:08:26 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/temas-resources-provides-company-update/ Enter Wall Street with StreetInsider Premium. Claim your one week free trial here. VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Temas Resources Corp. (the “Company” or “Temas”, CSE: TMAS, OTCQB: TMASF) is pleased to announce that David Kwok has replaced David Robinson as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. The Society is also pleased to announce that David Robinson […]]]>

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Temas Resources Corp. (the “Company” or “Temas”, CSE: TMAS, OTCQB: TMASF) is pleased to announce that David Kwok has replaced David Robinson as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. The Society is also pleased to announce that David Robinson has been appointed to the Society’s Board of Directors.

David Kwok (CPA, CGA) has over 18 years of public company experience in various management roles. Recently, he has provided financial and business advisory services to public and private companies in the areas of resources, software development, Internet infrastructure management and franchising. Previously, he held the positions of Operations Controller and Director of Business Administration for Capstone Mining Corp., and Divisional Controller for Xstrata PLC, and then for Glencore PLC after the merger of the two companies. Mr. Kwok’s appointment is effective March 14, 2022.

David Robinson is a CPA, CA and has extensive experience in financial markets and brings his financial expertise to the Temas Board of Directors.

As Bob Schafer, Executive Chairman of the company, said, “We are very pleased to add David Kwok to our team as Chief Financial Officer. David Kwok brings extensive finance and accounting expertise focused on the resource sector to the Temas team. The addition of David Robinson to the Temas Board of Directors will bring considerable financial expertise to our Board of Directors.

Temas Resources also announces that it has granted Mr. Kwok 150,000 options to purchase common shares pursuant to the Company’s stock option plan. Each option is exercisable to purchase one common share of Temas Resources at $0.12 per common share. The options vest immediately and have a term of three years. All issuances of common shares and options are subject to applicable regulatory approvals, including the Canadian Securities Exchange.

For more information on the board, management team and management of Temas Resources, visit www.temasresources.com.

About Temas Resources

Temas Resources Corp. (“Thematic resources“) (CSE: TMAS) (OTCQB: TMASF) is meeting the growing global demand for iron ore and two strategically important minerals – titanium and vanadium – considered by the US Department of the Interior to be essential to the national security and the economy of the United States Temas Resources’ core and flagship properties are located in the stable and mining-friendly jurisdiction of Quebec, Canada bordering Vermont, Maine and New State. York (USA) in an area known as the Grenville Geological Province Lake Tio, the largest deposit of solid ilmenite in the world As a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of iron, titanium and vanadium properties, Temas Resources has focused its efforts on the advancement of two major projects in the Grenville geological province. The first, the DAB property, is a 100% interest option consisting in 128 claims contiguous mines that cover 6,813.72 hectares (68.14 km²) in the Grenville Geolog Province ical. The flagship, the La Blache property, owns 100% of 48 semi-contiguous mining claims covering 2,653.25 hectares (26.53 km²) in the Grenville geological province. All public documents filed for the Company can be found on the SEDAR website www.sedar.com. For more information about the company, please visit www.temasresources.com.

Qualified person

Rory Kutluoglu, B.Sc, P.Geo, is the Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 who has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this press release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Temas Resources Corp.,

Kyler Hardy

Director

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and “forward-looking information” under applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this press release, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target”, “plan”, “expect”, “may”, “could “, “could”, “schedule” and similar words or expressions, identify forward-looking statements or information. Such forward-looking statements or information relate to, among other things: the entering into a definitive agreement for the equity investment facility, the closing of the equity investment facility, the company’s plan to build an advanced base and specialty metals portfolio, the development of the Blache property and the DAB property, including drilling activities; and future exploration, mine development and production, financing of the Company under the Equity Investment Facility, issuance of securities under the Equity Investment Facility, and restrictions and covenants resale relating to these titles .

Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information regarding any future mineral production, liquidity, improving value and capital markets profile of Temas Resources, potential for future growth of Temas Resources and its business, and plans for exploration are based on management’s reasonable assumptions and estimates, expectations, analyzes and opinions, which are based on management’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, and other factors that management deems relevant and reasonable in the circumstances, but which may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions were made regarding, among other things, the price of iron, titanium, vanadium and other metals; no escalation in the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic; exploration and development costs; estimated development costs of exploration projects; The ability of Temas Resources to operate safely and efficiently and its ability to obtain financing on reasonable terms.

These statements reflect Temas Resources’ respective current views regarding future events and are necessarily based on a number of other assumptions and estimates which, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and economic uncertainties. , competitive, political and social and contingencies. Many factors, known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information and Temas Resources has makes assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. These factors include, but are not limited to: the Company’s dependence on a mining project; the volatility of precious metal prices; the risks associated with the conduct of the Company’s mining activities in Quebec; regulatory, consent or authorization delays; risks related to dependence on the Company’s management team and external contractors; risks related to mineral resources and reserves; the Company’s inability to obtain insurance covering all risks, whether on a commercially reasonable basis or at all; currency fluctuations; risks related to the inability to generate sufficient operating cash flow; risks related to project financing and share issues; the risks and unknowns inherent in all mining projects, including the inaccuracy of reserves and resources, metallurgical recoveries and the capital and operating costs of such projects; disputes over title deeds, in particular unbuilt title deeds; environmental, health and safety laws and regulations; the ability of the communities in which the Company operates to manage and cope with the implications of COVID-19; the economic and financial implications of COVID-19 for the Company; operational or technical difficulties related to mining or development activities; employee relations, social unrest or unavailability; the Company’s interactions with surrounding communities and artisanal miners; the Company’s ability to successfully integrate the acquired assets; the speculative nature of exploration and development, including the risks of declining quantities or grades of reserves; stock market volatility; conflicts of interest between certain directors and officers; lack of liquidity for the shareholders of the Company; litigation risk; and the factors identified under the heading “Risk Factors” in Temas Resources’ management discussion and analysis. Readers are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. Although Temas Resources has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be anticipated, estimated or predicted. Temas Resources does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any such forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other event affecting such statements or information, other than those required by applicable regulations. law.

Nick Spencer, Investor Relations

Call: +1 (604) 332-0902

E-mail: ir@temasresources.com

Source: Temas Resources Corp.

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Diman Family Connection and Parent Academy offer resources for families https://abcdirectory.org/diman-family-connection-and-parent-academy-offer-resources-for-families/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 09:45:34 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/diman-family-connection-and-parent-academy-offer-resources-for-families/ FALL RIVER — Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School is trying a new tactic to help parents and families get involved in their children’s education, with a new outreach program that aims to answer any questions a family might have. “We only have them from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.… if they go home to […]]]>
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“Great Resignation” sequel in December 2021 https://abcdirectory.org/great-resignation-sequel-in-december-2021/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 15:22:08 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/great-resignation-sequel-in-december-2021/ Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is a service offering from ClearStar Written by ESR News blog editor Thomas Ahearn The ‘great quit’ in the United States continued as 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in December 2021 after a record streak of 4.5 million in November 2021, according to the Monthly Job Openings Survey. and Job […]]]>
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Written by ESR News blog editor Thomas Ahearn

The ‘great quit’ in the United States continued as 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in December 2021 after a record streak of 4.5 million in November 2021, according to the Monthly Job Openings Survey. and Job Rotation (JOLTS) published by the United States Department. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The JOLTS defines “quits” as employee-initiated voluntary quits for an entire month, while the “quit rate” is the number of quits during an entire month as a percentage of total employment. The “dropout rate” decreased to 2.9% in December 2021 after a run of 3.0% in November 2021.

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) estimates for January 2022 are scheduled to be released on March 9, 2022. More information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the JOLTS is available at www.bls.gov/covid19/effects-of-covid-19-pandemic-on-job-openings-and-work-turnover-data.htm.

The ‘big quit’ that saw so many quit their jobs in 2021 is set to continue in 2022, according to a survey by a job seekers resource which found around one in four respondents said they intended to find a new job in the new year, setting the stage for another year of labor market turbulence.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a service offering from ClearStar, a leading provider of Human Capital Integrity℠ technology-enabled services – provides background screening solutions for employers looking to hire workers during the current talent shortage . To learn more about background checks, contact ESR today.

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Betty Rhodes, Senior Corner: Great Resources for Seniors | betty rhodes https://abcdirectory.org/betty-rhodes-senior-corner-great-resources-for-seniors-betty-rhodes/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/betty-rhodes-senior-corner-great-resources-for-seniors-betty-rhodes/ BETTY RHODES Hello dear friends. Welcome to our corner. I wanted to share with you some wonderful information that I believe you will enjoy. You may have missed the services provided by Molly’s Angles. The services are all specially presented for the elderly and the elderly. Support local news coverage and the people who report […]]]>

BETTY RHODES

Hello dear friends. Welcome to our corner.

I wanted to share with you some wonderful information that I believe you will enjoy. You may have missed the services provided by Molly’s Angles. The services are all specially presented for the elderly and the elderly.

Most of you are familiar with their transportation services. They provide free transportation to and from medical appointments for seniors. By providing free transportation, they support seniors living longer in their own homes.

You must be ambulatory and able to get in and out of vehicles without assistance. Walkers and canes are fine.

One week notice is required. No on-demand or same-day requests are possible. Rides must take place during business hours, Monday through Friday. These trips are not guaranteed, but if no driver is found, Molly’s Angels will give you sufficient notice to make alternate arrangements.

They also offer Hello, Molly! Care calls. Molly’s Angels volunteers conduct weekly check-in calls to seniors living alone in Napa County, providing safety check-in and friendly conversation to help alleviate loneliness and depression. These recording phone calls help seniors stay safe and independent and ensure they are not alone.

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Emergency Grocery Delivery: Molly’s Angels has a network of volunteers who deliver needed food and supplies and prescription pickups. Molly’s Angels is able to order needed groceries online and coordinate with volunteers to pick up items to deliver to the senior.

Molly’s Angels office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call them at 707-224-8971 or 707-224-8885.

Molly’s Angels has also graciously provided the following information for day programs and senior centers:

• American Canyon Senior Center provides social, educational and recreational activities for seniors in the community. 707-647-5350

• The City of Napa Seniors Activity Center is operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. They host a variety of activities for adults 50 and older. Programs include social and educational activities, trips and tours, and special events. 707-255-1800

• The Rianda House Senior Activity Center is a thriving resource center for upper valley seniors. They offer a varied schedule of weekly social, educational, recreational, wellness, support and enrichment activities. Classes are offered in St. Helena and Calistoga. 707-963-8555

I love sharing activities with you because I know how important it is as we get older to find fun things to do with our time and not get bored.

Looking forward to next week’s visit. Bettyrrhodes93@gmail.com.

Petting and cuddling a therapy dog ​​can significantly improve well-being, a new study has found. Previous studies have highlighted the positive effects of therapy dogs on people’s well-being. However, there has been very little research on which type of interactions provide the greatest benefits. 284 students participated in the study. The participants were divided into three groups. One group was able to interact with a therapy dog ​​but not touch it. Another group was allowed to do both. The last group did not interact with a dog at all. The group that was allowed to touch their therapy dogs showed the greatest improvements in all wellness factors



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Extending the Healthcare Safety Net: Innovative Resources for Hospitals and Staff https://abcdirectory.org/extending-the-healthcare-safety-net-innovative-resources-for-hospitals-and-staff/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 00:06:21 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/extending-the-healthcare-safety-net-innovative-resources-for-hospitals-and-staff/ The issues facing Canada’s health care system have been on the minds of many over the past 22 months. And throughout the pandemic, public health officials have consistently stressed the importance of not overwhelming hospitals and their staff when caring for patients with COVID-19. But for those who work in the field of infectious diseases, […]]]>

The issues facing Canada’s health care system have been on the minds of many over the past 22 months.

And throughout the pandemic, public health officials have consistently stressed the importance of not overwhelming hospitals and their staff when caring for patients with COVID-19.

But for those who work in the field of infectious diseases, hospitals dealing with an influx of patients in the face of a virus is not a new phenomenon.

“Hospitals have gotten used to just being aware that when we get into the colder seasons we’re going to start seeing the flu circulating, we know it’s going to get busier in the hospitals, we know we’re going to have higher volumes admissions, we know we may have to do things we don’t like to do, like put beds in the hallways,” said the University Health Network’s medical director of infection prevention and control. , Dr. Susy Hota, to CTV News Toronto.

So if the shortcomings are known, why aren’t they being fixed?

“It was just accepted, it was sort of the accepted standard of how health care operates in Canada in the winter,” Hota added.

And while the scale of COVID-19 and its impact on the Canadian healthcare system is unprecedented, there are lessons to be learned from previous viruses, some of which are used right here in Ontario.

In 2017, Toronto’s Humber River Hospital launched its command center, the first of its kind in Canada.

The state-of-the-art 4,500 square foot facility allows a team of professionals from across the healthcare spectrum to monitor real-time hospital data, including patient movement analysis, emergency room and anticipating potential gaps in care, before they arise.

And after the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, the hospital launched a new section of the facility to monitor the virus and help with pandemic response and planning.

“That’s where we know everything that’s going on at the hospital and we take action,” Jane Casey, director of the emergency and command center at Humber River, told CTV News Toronto.

“Honestly, you wouldn’t fly in an airplane without air traffic control, why would you ever have a large, complex hospital without a command center.”

Casey has encouraged other Ontario hospitals to build similar digital infrastructure, but it doesn’t come cheap.

“I think the provinces [and territories] need more funding from the federal government, Paul-Emile Cloutier, president and CEO of HealthCareCan, a national advocacy group for health organizations and hospitals across Canada, told CTV News Toronto.

“We are far behind in terms of infrastructure, when you look at the physical structures of our hospitals, we are behind in terms of digital infrastructure. We are behind in many areas, even in research and innovation, when compared to other countries,” said Cloutier.

Currently, the federal government contributes 22% of national health care costs through the Canada Health Transfer, while the provinces and territories foot the bill for the 78 % remaining.

In March last year, Canada’s premiers urged the federal government to increase its share of health care costs to 35%, which would inject an additional $28 billion into the sector.

“The public will certainly be sensitized, after two years of the pandemic, to the fact that the system is certainly not serving them as well as it should be,” added Cloutier.

However, while it is clear that more money is needed to fill the gaps in Canada’s fragile healthcare system, progress has been made to support the wellbeing of those who work in these facilities.

In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government has invested $194 million in one-time emergency funding for mental health and addictions services for members of the general public and those working in the health field.

The government has also invested $23.6 million to support internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) – an OHIP-covered service that has since been used by thousands of healthcare workers – and 12.4 million over two years to provide individual support services to workers in the sector through a provincial collaboration between five psychiatric hospitals.

“Healthcare workers have really taken on heavy physical and emotional burdens doing their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many healthcare workers have been shown to experience negative mental health effects from the type of work they do,” Judith Laposa told CTV News Toronto.

A psychologist and clinician at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), which is one of five hospitals participating in the program, Laposa has been instrumental in developing mental health supports for healthcare workers at the Toronto facility.

“Many healthcare workers told us about anxiety, depression, burnout, stress, moral distress,” Laposa said. “The idea is that by having these five psychiatric hospitals in partnership, we can really help provide services to healthcare workers close to their own communities.”

CAMH

The program allows healthcare workers to speak with a live therapist to discuss their mental health issues and presents them with options for supporting their emotional well-being through psychiatric medication or psychotherapy.

“We know that these types of treatments are very effective. We know that when we get treatment we feel better, but we can also function better,” she said.

To learn more about the supports available to people working in health care, click here.

With files by Rahim Ladhani

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#DataPrivacyWeek: Online trackers can detect 80% of users’ browsing history https://abcdirectory.org/dataprivacyweek-online-trackers-can-detect-80-of-users-browsing-history/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/dataprivacyweek-online-trackers-can-detect-80-of-users-browsing-history/ Online trackers can capture up to 80% of users’ browsing histories, with the practice far more widespread than previously thought. This is according to Norton Labs quarterly report Consumer Cybersecurity Pulse Report, which analyzed online ad trackers from October to December 2021. It showed that consumers are tracked by an average of 177 different organizations […]]]>

Online trackers can capture up to 80% of users’ browsing histories, with the practice far more widespread than previously thought. This is according to Norton Labs quarterly report Consumer Cybersecurity Pulse Report, which analyzed online ad trackers from October to December 2021.

It showed that consumers are tracked by an average of 177 different organizations per week as they browse online, raising significant privacy concerns. The researchers noted that the top trackers can show 80% of an average user’s browsing history despite appearing on fewer unique domains.

The study also found that half of tracking organizations a user encounters in a typical week collect this information during the initial two-hour browsing period. This suggests that even if users cleared their browsing history every day, it would only take an average of two hours to find half of all online trackers.

Darren Shou, Chief Technology Officer at NortonLifeLock, commented: “While it is common knowledge that web trackers follow us around the Internet, our online privacy researchers were surprised to find that some online trackers know up to 80% of the history of We hope these findings will shed light on online tracking and empower consumers to take back their privacy online.

The new report also revealed cybercrime and online fraud trends in 2021. The company said it blocked around 3.6 billion cyber threats globally last year, or nearly 10 billion a day. This includes 53.9 million phishing attempts, 221 million file threats, 1.4 million mobile threats and 253,063 ransomware attacks.

Additionally, the researchers revealed how cybercriminals continue to leverage the COVID-19 pandemic to launch fraudulent attacks, as well as consumer interest in popular TV shows. This includes phishing scams disguised as offers of merchandise tied to hit shows.

Last year, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) called on G7 countries to work together to tackle cookie pop-ups and their impact on users’ privacy online.

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Should inflation affect your investment movements? | Milton, MA Business Listings, Business Directory | Milton time https://abcdirectory.org/should-inflation-affect-your-investment-movements-milton-ma-business-listings-business-directory-milton-time/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 23:43:59 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/should-inflation-affect-your-investment-movements-milton-ma-business-listings-business-directory-milton-time/ As you know, inflation has warmed up in 2021, after years of fairly flat – and low – numbers. And now, at the start of 2022, we are still seeing high prices. As a consumer, you may need to adjust your activities somewhat, but as an investor, how do you react to inflation? First of […]]]>

As you know, inflation has warmed up in 2021, after years of fairly flat – and low – numbers. And now, at the start of 2022, we are still seeing high prices. As a consumer, you may need to adjust your activities somewhat, but as an investor, how do you react to inflation?

First of all, it is useful to know the causes of this recent spike in inflation. This is essentially a case of basic economics – high demand for goods meeting insufficient supply, caused by material and labor shortages, as well as shipping and delivery bottlenecks . In other words, too many dollars for too few goods. Once supply chain issues begin to ease and consumer spending shifts from goods to services as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, inflation is likely to moderate, but it could still remain above pre-pandemic levels throughout 2022.

Given this outlook, you may want to review your investment portfolio. Consider stocks first. Generally speaking, stocks can do well in times of inflation because corporate revenues and profits can rise with inflation. But some sectors of the stock market generally do better than others during times of inflation. Businesses that can pass higher costs on to consumers due to strong demand for their products — such as businesses that produce building materials or supply steel or other products to other businesses — can get away with it. Conversely, businesses that sell non-essential goods and services, such as appliances, sportswear and entertainment, may experience more difficulty when prices rise.

Of course, it’s always a good idea to hold a variety of stocks from various sectors, as this can help reduce the impact of market volatility on any sector. And to help counter the effects of rising prices, you can also consider investing in companies that have a long track record of paying and increasing stock dividends. (Keep in mind, however, that these companies are not obligated to pay dividends and may reduce or eliminate them at any time.)

Besides stocks, how can inflation affect other types of investments? Think about bonds. When you invest in a bond, you receive regular interest payments until the bond matures. But those payments stay the same, so over time rising inflation can eat away at your bond’s future earnings, which can also cause your bond’s price to drop – a concern if you decide to sell the bond. bond before its maturity. The impact of inflation is particularly pronounced on the price of longer-term bonds due to the cumulative loss of purchasing power.

However, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) can provide some protection against inflation. The face value, or principal amount, of each TIPS is $1,000, but this principal is adjusted for changes in the US Consumer Price Index. So, during periods of inflation, your principal will increase, increasing your interest payments as well. When inflation drops, however, your principal and interest payments fall, but you will never receive less than the original principal value when the TIPS mature. Speak to your financial advisor to determine if TIPS may be right for you.

Ultimately, inflation can indeed be something to consider when managing your investments. But other factors, especially your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals, should always drive your investment decisions. A solid investment strategy can serve you well whether prices are rising or falling.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by Joe Parlavecchio, CFA, CFP®. Visit https://www.edwardjones.com/joseph-parlavecchio for more information.

Edward Jones, SIPC member.

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Shop 1-in-5 relaunches small business directory to showcase values-based businesses https://abcdirectory.org/shop-1-in-5-relaunches-small-business-directory-to-showcase-values-based-businesses/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/shop-1-in-5-relaunches-small-business-directory-to-showcase-values-based-businesses/ Shop 1-in-5, a movement to support small businesses toward potential and essential growth, has relaunched its online shopping directory for small businesses with value-based customizations. The relaunch comes with just 100 shopping days before Christmas. The relaunch of the online shopping directory was announced by the founders of Shop 1-in-5, alongside Jacqueline Snyder and Minna […]]]>

Shop 1-in-5, a movement to support small businesses toward potential and essential growth, has relaunched its online shopping directory for small businesses with value-based customizations.

The relaunch comes with just 100 shopping days before Christmas. The relaunch of the online shopping directory was announced by the founders of Shop 1-in-5, alongside Jacqueline Snyder and Minna Khounlo-Sithep, the duo behind The Product Boss, advice providers services to product entrepreneurs.

Recognizing the importance of supporting small retail businesses and online stores, Snyder and Khounlo-Sithep co-founded the Shop-1-in-5 Pledge. The Pledge is a personal commitment to make one in five purchases from a small business, whether online or in-store.



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With the relaunch of the initiative, Shop 1-in-5 now offers values-based shopping categories designed to make every purchase a more conscious decision. These categories include black or minority owned, ethnically produced, made in the USA, veteran owned, with a charitable component, among others.

Designed to make shopping easier than ever this holiday season, the site is easy to navigate, with categories for men, women, home and other specific product types.

Provide support to minority-run small businesses

Minority-run small businesses have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic. Research shows that businesses owned by people of color have been the hardest hit by the global health crisis.

It is therefore vital that small businesses run by minority groups have the right resources, help and support as we emerge from the pandemic and head into the holiday season.

That’s where Shop 1-to-5’s commitment to supporting small businesses comes in by understanding the impact consumer referrals have on small businesses. The commitment, coupled with the creation of the Small Business Shopping Directory, which was developed to meet the needs of customers who want to support small businesses but don’t know how to find them, could prove invaluable in helping these businesses get through with success these test times.

Shopping to change lives

Jacqueline Snyder and Minna Khounlo-Sithep explained the philosophy behind how the site is designed to help small businesses as the holiday season approaches.

“”Purchases have the ability to change lives by consciously directing money to those who need it most. This site is a one-stop destination to discover, support and shop small businesses for holiday gifts and everyday purchases, supporting some of these hardest hit businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic,” they said.

Jacqueline Snyder and Minna Khounlo-Sithep founded the Shop 1-to-5 Pledge in fall 2020 to respond to consumer demand to support small businesses but were unsure how to locate them.

Research shows that between February and April 2020, 22% of small businesses in the United States closed. Through the Pledge and the shopping destination, The Product Boss aims to give many struggling small businesses the help they need to thrive this holiday season.

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WhatsApp test in the business directory of the application https://abcdirectory.org/whatsapp-test-in-the-business-directory-of-the-application/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/whatsapp-test-in-the-business-directory-of-the-application/ Facebook’s messaging service, WhatsApp, on Wednesday launched a new feature to search for businesses in its app for the first time, according to a Reuters report. The test in São Paulo, Brazil, which allows WhatsApp users to find stores and services through an in-app directory, is Facebook’s latest feature to bolster e-commerce on its services. […]]]>

Facebook’s messaging service, WhatsApp, on Wednesday launched a new feature to search for businesses in its app for the first time, according to a Reuters report.

The test in São Paulo, Brazil, which allows WhatsApp users to find stores and services through an in-app directory, is Facebook’s latest feature to bolster e-commerce on its services.

“This could be… the main way people start a commerce process in WhatsApp,” Matt Idema, vice president of business messaging at Facebook, said in an interview this week.

WhatsApp, unlike Facebook and Instagram, does not serve ads in its app. Idema said companies used to promote their WhatsApp numbers on packaging or websites or use Facebook ads to get users to chat on WhatsApp.

The messaging service is increasingly wooing business users, with a specialized application for small businesses and an API, or type of software interface, for larger companies to connect their systems, generating revenue.

As online retail continued to boom during the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook pushed in-app shopping features to all of its apps. In June, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook’s Shops feature would be extended to WhatsApp in several countries. In recent years, WhatsApp has also launched shopping tools such as product catalogs and shopping carts. Read more

WhatsApp said the new test would include thousands of businesses in categories such as food, retail and local services in certain neighborhoods in São Paulo. Idema said India and Indonesia are good next candidates to expand the feature.

The company, which faced backlash from users amid confusion over privacy updates and was fined by Ireland’s data protection regulator for breaching privacy, said said it would not know or store the location of people’s search or results through the new directory feature.

Idema has not ruled out the possibility that WhatsApp may introduce in-app advertisements in the future.

“There’s definitely a lane on ads, which is Facebook’s core business model, which I think in the long run, in one form or another, will be part of WhatsApp’s business model,” he said. he declares. According to WhatsApp, around one million advertisers currently use Facebook and Instagram’s “click to WhatsApp” ads to direct users to the messaging app.

Idema said WhatsApp, which Facebook bought for $19 billion in a landmark deal in 2014 but has been slow to monetize its features, was also keen on non-advertising models such as creating software to help businesses manage their services on Facebook apps.

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SLT-MOBITEL 2021/22 National Business Directory Unleashes the “Power of Local Search” – The Island https://abcdirectory.org/slt-mobitel-2021-22-national-business-directory-unleashes-the-power-of-local-search-the-island/ Sat, 22 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/slt-mobitel-2021-22-national-business-directory-unleashes-the-power-of-local-search-the-island/ The SLT-MOBITEL National Business Directory (Rainbow Pages) recently unveiled a brand new identity for its digital and print directories, with the new edition incorporating numerous digital tools to create more value and continue to support businesses in the face of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The SLT-MOBITEL National Business Directory is the only one […]]]>

The SLT-MOBITEL National Business Directory (Rainbow Pages) recently unveiled a brand new identity for its digital and print directories, with the new edition incorporating numerous digital tools to create more value and continue to support businesses in the face of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SLT-MOBITEL National Business Directory is the only one of its kind in the country and is recognized as the most trusted business directory designed to connect users and businesses to reputable local and world-renowned manufacturers and producers.

Commenting on the enhanced options, Upul Manchanayake, President and CEO of SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd., said, “The business directory is an exclusive marketing tool that can be used with the ability to add many extensions or mediums to amplify messages and influence. to reach a wide range of customers across the island. Companies are pouring in millions of rupees to create amazing market-ready products, aiming to revolutionize the entire industry. Today, organizations and SMEs are well aware that the core business of connecting buyers and sellers can be achieved through the digital directory which has thousands of users. By adopting multiple options such as a website, online advertising, search engine optimization, digital marketing, email, messaging, etc., their ability to reach potential customers through the national business directory of SLT-MOBITEL has been guaranteed. We invite the entire business community to embark on our multi-channel platform and capitalize on its extended and engaged audience. »

Creating an attractive space for advertisers, the improved and updated digital directory rainbowpages.lk offers verified “true local search”. This provides exposure to a massive 10,000 daily visits from potential buyers and rainbowpages.lk visitors.

The National Business Directory is available as a digital directory with online platform capabilities and also as a print version that helps manufacturers, suppliers, producers, service industries and large consumers interact directly.

SLT-MOBITEL invites the country’s business community to take advantage of this live directory which has daily updates in addition to new features and search capabilities. The printed version of this valuable directory should be launched soon.

The directory is accessible via a range of cutting-edge “digital directory products” such as rainbowpages.lk, a mobile-optimized website, via a mobile app, a directory CD and the call center service 24/7 on SLT 1212 and Mobile 444. These platforms were introduced to meet the changing needs of people and organizations.

SLT-MOBITEL’s National Business Directory holds the unique position of being Sri Lanka’s only business directory with over 6,000 business organizations, over 170,000 classified and unclassified verified listings of products and services representing all sectors economic, including government institutions and religious places.

In addition, based on a government directive, all government institutions are requested to request cost proposals or quotations when procuring goods and services, from vendors listed in the National Business Directory of SLT- MOBITEL.

Advertisers are encouraged to take advantage of this unmissable annual opportunity and advertise with the SLT-MOBITEL (Rainbow Pages) Business Directory, ensuring not only to showcase their businesses, but to leverage the exponential growth of the company despite a highly competitive environment. Marlet.

SLT-MOBITEL’s National Business Directory (Rainbow Pages) offers both digital and print versions in a very comprehensive and informative guide rather than just a telephone directory, helping citizens make the right decisions efficiently. Over 6,000 business organizations, including blue chip companies in Sri Lanka, have trusted the SLT-MOBITEL Business Directory to deliver their message to consumers and the millions of people who access the directory worldwide to meet their directory information needs. As the only national business directory in Sri Lanka, SLT Rainbow Pages helps create millions of business-to-business (B2B), business-to-government (B2G) and business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions each year.

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