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first_imgAs though they were not satisfied with the existence of a 350 bed Children’s Cancer Hospital “57357” in Cairo, Egyptian health authorities will by next week complete an annex to make the center the first state-of-the –art cancer health facility in Cairo, according to the hospital’s strategist, Dr. Sherif Abel Naga.Dr. Naga told over 50 African journalists who are on a month-long study tour in the country last Tuesday, May 10, that the construction of the annex is a “sustainable foundation, not only to prevent, but to combat cancer through research, education and above all, equality in healthcare.”“These three components,” according to Dr. Naga, “are associated with compassion and justice, not only limited to the hospital’s staff, among them doctors and nurses, but all Egyptians, to alleviate the suffering of children with cancer and their families with treatment absolutely free of charge.”The expansion of the center, according to Dr. Naga, is to train at least 600 nurses and other staff, among them doctors, who will specialize in certain medical areas to cater to patients whose ages range from a day old to 18 years from all over the world, “free of charge.” He said since the establishment of the center, it has a proven track record in the region for working with more than 160 client facilities that range from large government hospital networks to small health clinics. “With a history of consistent growth and proven commitment to the Middle East, the center is currently the leading health care information technology provider, operating in the Middle East. It was formally established in 2005 and has more than 110 associates, 19 of whom are clinicians,” Dr. Naga told journalists during a tour of the facilities.He said, “Building on our industry-leading clinical technology expertise and vast global experience, we are finding new and innovative ways to deliver value to our clients, while addressing the challenges of our work in catering to our patients.”The number, 57357, according to Dr. Naga, is the bank account number which anyone willing to support the center can use to deposit financial assistance.“Any of the children’s health solutions can be found in United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Qatar, putting Middle East on the frontline of health care transformation,” he added. According to Dr. Naga, the hospital’s sponsor organizations are selected based on their impact in Egypt on cancer care, education, research and advocacy. “In addition they must be caring, not only with patients, but also with their employees. They must connect to their communities, including environmental awareness and outreach locally and abroad. And they have to display vision, an ability to imagine the future and make it happen.“We hold all our partners accountable for financial transparency and tracking of results, which are highlighted in our annual report,” he emphasized with laughter.Over 50 journalists from 22 African countries, at the invitation of the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD), are undergoing a month-long training in journalism. EADP focuses on transferring knowledge and experience in fields that have comparative advantages in diplomacy, judiciary, energy, agriculture, water irrigation, communication and security.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img– President charges Diaspora in NYPresident David Granger has encouraged Guyanese in the Diaspora to contribute their intellect to help in the country’s development.Guyana’s newest industry – the oil and gas industry – is expected to transform the country’s economy. However, the President noted that there was a need for more new industries and made the clarion call for members of the Diaspora to join theirPresident David Granger addressing the Guyanese Diaspora in New Yorkskills with the country’s resources to aid its development.“We need your intellectual capital. We need to tap into the expertise and experience which you have gained here in the Diaspora,” the President said in his address to Guyanese in New York during a meet-and-greet reception on Friday, September 22.President Granger was in New York at the time for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly session.He pointed out that the Government has recognised the need to diversify the country’s economy from the “curse of the six sisters” – sugar, rice, bauxite, timber, gold and diamonds.“We are going to ensure that new industries are fitting for the development of ourPresident Granger interacting with the Guyanese Diasporacountry and that is where I turn to you the members of our Diaspora. We don’t need more barrels; we need brains; that’s why I am here,” the President said.He added, “We need to diversify; we need to get away from the spell of these six sisters and ensure that our children have a future other than being cane cutters, our children have a future other than felling timber.”According to the Department of Public Infrastructure, President Granger gave assurances that Guyana had the resources and investments in the country would be welcomed. “The doors are open to business, to investment. We cannot do it alone. We need factories, we need manufacturers…we need investment to move our raw materials into the realm of well-manufactured products,” he emphasised.The President expressed his confidence in achieving the development of new industries to make Guyana “an important manufacturing country and not just an exporter”.“It is time for Guyanese people to contribute to making this a reality, but there is need for innovation and diversification,” President Granger added.He also drew attention to the need for more engineers to aid in the development of the country’s infrastructure and to improve access to communities no matter the distance. “One day we must be able to drive from Georgetown to Lethem, to Boa Vista to Brasilia. We cannot give our Indigenous farmers access to the markets unless we develop roads and bridges. We cannot allow our children to move freely and understand the country that we’ve inherited unless we develop our infrastructure,” President Granger noted.last_img read more

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first_imgThe province is handing over more infrastructure funding to the Peace River Regional District.This year’s payment will total 26 and a half million dollars, to support infrastructure improvements and other important projects, as determined by the local governments.The funding comes according to the terms of the BC / Peace River Memorandum of Understanding, formerly known as FairShare. – Advertisement -This is money pledged by the provincial government to this region, in recognition of revenues raised by the Province from the oil and gas industry, while understanding that communities in the North don’t have the same industrial tax base to contribute to infrastructure funding.The 26 million will be divided among local governments, within the regional district, by a formula determined by the region.last_img read more

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first_imgThe newest addition to the North Peace Senior Housing Society was unveiled at the beginning of the month, but there’s still a ways to go before seniors are comfortably accommodated in Fort St. John.As of September 21st, 94 people are on the wait list for apartments 1 and 2. These apartments are considered ‘independent living’, meaning the seniors have a stove to cook food for their meals.The wait list for apartments 3 and 4, which have mandatory meal plans, is rather low compared to that for the first two – at 15 people.- Advertisement -People in these suites don’t have access to a personal kitchen, and must eat in the common are unless they don’t feel well – in which case, staff deliver their meal to them.The North Peace Senior’s Housing Society has plans to build a new apartment, but they are not definite just yet.The newest apartment features four different halls that meet into a main dining room area. Two of the halls have been named – The Chimeroo wing, and the Peace wing. The main meeting room is called the Dudley and Gail Wagner Rotary room.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card In the most recent round, the owners of seven buildings agreed in late January to open their doors to weekly inspections for two years to confirm that no knockoffs are on sale. Blaring warning signs will also be posted on the premises, informing shoppers that counterfeiting is a crime. Louis Vuitton’s building-by-building fight against landlords on Canal is a strategy being employed with renewed vigor by companies that have seen world markets flooded with replicas, often manufactured by child laborers and distributed by criminal cartels. U.S. customs agents seized more than 8,000 counterfeit items worth about $93.2 million in the fiscal year that ended in September, but billions of dollars worth of fakes, ranging from auto parts to sneakers to pharmaceuticals, are believed to have slipped through the net. The Recording Industry Association of America has launched lawsuits against flea market owners, arguing they turned a blind eye to tenants selling pirated compact discs. One property owner in Marysville, Calif., settled for $1 million. On Dec. 19, handbag makers Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Burberry and Louis Vuitton won a surprising victory in a lawsuit filed in China against the owner of a Beijing mall that trafficked almost exclusively in counterfeits. The judge ordered the building’s owner to pay damages and stop vendors from selling fakes – a rare outcome in a country that produces a majority of the world’s knockoffs. In 2003, New York City officials began using public nuisance laws to sue the owners of buildings in Manhattan’s wholesale district, nicknamed “counterfeit alley” for its markets of questionable merchandise, tucked away in warehouses and office buildings. Speaking Wednesday at a summit on counterfeiting sponsored by Hearst Corp.’s Harper’s Bazaar, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the program has shut down 14 buildings to date and led to the confiscation of $48 million worth of goods. “Trademark counterfeiting is big-time organized crime,” Bloomberg said to an audience of executives and media in town for the start of New York’s Fashion Week, when top designers unveil their fall lines. He said the city’s long history of tolerating the knockoff business as a minor vice is a thing of the past. “If we permit large-scale criminal enterprises to keep operating in the middle of Manhattan, what message will that send?” Bloomberg said. Like Louis Vuitton, the city has brought its cases in civil courts, usually with the aim of forcing a settlement that will allow a building to reopen only if its owner posts a bond, fixes code violations and agrees to seek city approval for future tenants. At least one maker of luxury goods has sought to extend the concept into cyberspace. Jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. sued eBay in 2004, claiming the online auction site had facilitated counterfeiting by allowing thousands of bogus Tiffany items to be sold each year. Like the owners of brick-and-mortar buildings, eBay’s defense has been that it merely provides a place for people to advertise, and isn’t itself involved in handling or selling merchandise. EBay has long offered to halt any auction that a designer company like Tiffany believes involves counterfeit goods, but maintains that it doesn’t have the expertise to root out fakes itself. “How are we supposed to know, without taking possession of the goods, what is genuine and what is not?” asked eBay spokesman Hani Durzy. The same might be said for New York landlords. Property owners involved in the Canal Street and wholesale district disputes declined to be interviewed, but other building managers said it was unfair to expect people in real estate to be able to tell the difference between a genuine Louis Vuitton Popincourt Long bag, retailing for as much as $750, and the made-in-China replica that costs $70. “I wouldn’t know a counterfeit item if I saw one,” acknowledged James Preston, an agent for Kew Management, a supervisor of commercial properties in Manhattan that has voluntarily tossed out tenants suspected of selling knockoff goods. Building owners can take precautions, like screening renters carefully and barring them from subletting their space to peddlers. “But I’m not sure it’s fair to hold the landlord accountable to this degree,” Preston said. “The landlord is in the real estate business. How are they supposed to know what a real Louis Vuitton bag looks like? 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Things move fast on the grubby, half-mile strip of Canal Street on the edges of the city’s Chinatown, famous as a black market for counterfeit designer handbags, fake watches and pirated compact discs. Customers come and go. Peddlers sell wares from racks and stalls that can be packed up and moved in a hurry. Just who is selling what changes daily. With so many moving targets, companies and attorneys battling the city’s booming knockoff trade – some estimates put it at some $23 billion annually – are increasingly taking aim at the only people standing still: landlords. Since the spring, luxury bag maker Louis Vuitton Malletier – part of the LVMH MoJet Hennessy Louis Vuitton conglomerate – has forced the owners of 18 Canal Street buildings to settle lawsuits claiming they had knowingly looked the other way while tenants hawked thousands of cheap fakes. last_img read more

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first_img Bas Dost has terminated his Sporting contract However, the president is standing firm, and insisted he would take legal action against any player who tried to terminate their contract.The news will surely have alerted Premier League clubs, with Arsenal know admirers of Martins, while Everton and West Ham following Carvalho’s situation closely and Newcastle are long-standing fans of Dost. 2 President Bruno De Carvalho has been involved in an ongoing feud with the players throughout the past campaign, which culminated in 50 masked men attacking the players at the club’s training ground.Sporting and the Portuguese FA have received resignation letters from the group of players – who have all been linked with moves to the Premier League in the past.But Portuguese outlet A Bola believe Carvalho, Martins and Fernandes have only terminated their contracts to force out de Carvalho. They are expected to reverse their decision if he resigns. Bast Dost has become the latest player to terminate his Sporting contract, as Premier League clubs were put on red alert.Earlier on Monday, William Carvalho, Gelson Martins and Bruno Fernandes had followed in the footsteps of goalkeeper Rui Patricio and winger Daniel Podence, citing “just cause” as the chaos engulfing the troubled club continues. 2 Arsenal have long been fans of Martins last_img read more

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first_imgA six year old child was knocked down and seriously injured outside a playschool yesterday (WED).The little girl was struck by a car outside Rosnakill Resource Centre in Fanad just before 12.30pm.The little girl was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment. However, the child was later transferred to a Dublin Hospital to receive further treatment.Local Parish Priest Fr Pat McGarvey is understood to have travelled with the child’s parents to the hospital and is supporting them.A full Garda investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the accident.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison is leading the investigation into the tragedy. It is believed the child was struck by a ‘people carrier’ type vehicle.“An investigation is underway into the incident,” said a Garda spokesman. LITTLE GIRL SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER ACCIDENT AT PLAYSCHOOL was last modified: August 30th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidenthospitalROSNAKILL RESOURCE CENTRElast_img read more

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first_imgFINE GAEL TD Dinny McGinley is at the centre of a neighbour dispute, taking the side of a party worker and member, it is reported today.The Irish Independent quotes a whistleblower who says Deputy McGinley, when he was still a Minister last June, travelled to meet the boss of Ordnance Survey Ireland on behalf of a man from Falcarragh.Seamus Duggan is a lifelong Fine Gael supporter. His daughter Lorraine has built a house outside Falcarragh. She is claiming nine-feet of land which neighbour Fionan Byrne says has been in his family for four generations at least.Mr Byrne is quoted as saying he is happy to have the matter settled in the courts.But he is upset that his local TD would appear to have taken sides in the dispute for party political reasons saying Deputy McGinley had “no business getting involved in a matter between neighbours.”Deputy McGinley and Mr Duggan refused to comment. But a whistleblower said the dispute was old-fashioned political interference. DINNY McGINLEY AT CENTRE OF NEIGHBOUR DISPUTE was last modified: December 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dinny McGinleyFalcarraghneighbour disputeRidiculouslast_img read more

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first_imgCarl Seville and his wife are building themselves a new home in Decatur, Georgia. The first blog in this series was titled The Third Time’s the Charm. Links to all of the blogs in this series can be found in the “Related Articles” sidebar below. The first week or so, the site was a bit of a mess, making it close to impossible to get to my existing house at the back of the lot. The path included piles of rock and puddles of mud. I avoided any twisted ankles but did ruin several pair of shoes going back and forth. Luckily the foundation crew was able to clean up the site and give me a nice smooth gravel path to my front door. RELATED ARTICLES Topping OutThe Third Time’s the CharmMaking Slow Progress on My RenovationFinally! Starting Construction At My HouseGreen From the Start: Small Victory DepartmentGreen From the Start: Home Edition, Volume 2 Starting with a strong foundationI installed Owens Corning 1-inch XPS board around the perimeter of the slab and below the slab, 24 inches wide around the perimeter. This should give me all the insulation I need in Climate Zone 3, where it rarely gets very cold.The next step was to start installing the termite barrier. (Along with this mild climate comes a big termite risk.) For flooring, I plan to install solid wood, finished-in-place flooring on most of the first floor (as well as the entire upper level). My research showed that the best plan is to nail ¾-inch plywood to the slab, then install the wood on top of that.Not wanting to wake up to swarming termites someday, I looked at options for managing these pests. I looked into the stainless-steel underslab barriers and diatomatious earth layers, but was unsuccessful finding installers or even available products.I finally settled on using Term by Polyguard. Their physical termite barrier system consists of a combination of sheet materials and sealants. It looks like a typical peel-and-stick self-sealing membrane; however, the manufacturer includes a proprietary chemical that is designed to repel termites. Big thanks to Polyguard who sent two of their team members to the site to assist with the installation.In short order, the three of us installed their membrane where all the walls will be on the slab, priming the slab before applying the self-stick membrane. Gaps around bolts and pipes were filled with their matching sealant, completing the first phase of the installation. After the house is dried in, before flooring is installed, the balance of the slab will be covered with large sheets of the same materials, completing the installation. The carport slab was poured after the house foundation, leaving only some porch footings left to complete. Next stepsWe are still working on the lighting and power plans, cabinet details, and finalizing my HVAC system.The HVAC system will include three Mitsubishi minisplit ductless wall-mounted heads — one in the main bedroom, one in the second-floor hallway — linked to a Panasonic exhaust fan that will circulate conditioned air to the two front bedrooms, as well as a single minisplit head on the main floor (which will get some help from an ERV circulating the air).Originally I was planning to use a single condenser for the three heads, but having had one of mine fail recently on my current house, I think I will probably use separate condensers for the first and second floors as a safety measure in case one of them goes out.One challenge has been locating the most appropriate porch floor material. When I renovated my current house, I was able to use Perennial Wood, an acetylated product from Eastman Chemical. However, they not longer produce it, so I have had to look elsewhere. So far I have not been successful locating any thermally treated tongue-and-groove flooring. My fallback product will be KDAT — kiln dried after treatment pine — although I have heard that is becoming more difficult to procure these days. It seems that high quality, and usually higher cost, products have a hard time getting market share, particularly in the Atlanta area.I am planning to use Boral’s Tru Exterior for the siding and exterior trim. I just learned that they currently have no dealers in Georgia, but I’m sure we’ll figure that one out.center_img Movin’ on upAs soon as we can get our first material drop, framing will get started. The house will incorporate advanced framing techniques including 2×6 exterior walls at 24 inches on center, with Zip R-3 exterior sheathing.All headers will be right sized, corners will be 2-stud type with drywall clips, and non-load bearing walls will be 24 inches on center. I-joists and parallel strand lumber beams will be used for some of the longer headers, and will also provide the structure for the second floor and part of the second-floor ceiling.While I am very much looking forward to going vertical, I am a bit concerned that the material drops will fill up my yard and make it again very challenging to get into and out of my house. I am also looking forward to the time-lapse video of the framing process. Time-lapse videosHere are links to some time-lapse videos. They aren’t all that informative but they are kind of entertaining:Wall pourSlab fillHouse slab pour Even when I was a contractor, I never liked grading and foundation work. Most of my work was remodeling, and I preferred working with an existing building from which I had a point of reference.Blank slates can sometimes leave me a bit paralyzed with indecision. Luckily, a contractor/architect friend was available and willing to help me with my current project, serving as a part-time project manager. He did a great job finding the foundation crew, and given the amount of rain we have had recently, got the foundations in reasonably quickly.The main house foundation consists of stem walls ranging from 2 to 3 feet high, filled with recycled crushed concrete aggregate, with a slab on top. I’m not a big fan of crawl spaces, and in this case, I would have had to excavate well below the existing grade to have adequate clearance. This would have required a major waterproofing effort as well as installation of a dehumidifier to condition the space. The slab option looked a lot better to me.last_img read more

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first_imgIn its purest form, remanufacturing is taking previously used products or their previously used parts, putting them all back together again. You then reselling them — generally at a cheaper price. Remanufacturing is common for such products as medical devices, wood, computers, machinery, vehicles, toner cartridges, and much more.Blockchain technology can ultimately revolutionize the entire remanufacturing supply chain when it comes to tracking and establishing a transparent and trustworthy system, where every part and its condition is securely recorded on a ledger, and the data can be accessed in real time.The Benefits of RemanufacturingRemanufacturing can best be described as a win-win-win situation, as it benefits the remanufacturer, the environment, and customers:Remanufacturing provides more local jobs. If a product has been manufactured overseas, it can then be remanufactured in a different part of the world.It provides higher profit margins for remanufacturers as recycled parts tend to be cheaper, and money is spent purchasing the parts rather than on the act of making them.Remanufacturing also builds stronger customer relationships by allowing long-time customers to be compensated for parts that they would have originally thrown away if a remanufacturer did not exist, or if a company they have been loyal to did not provide a remanufacturing program.Remanufacturing results in less landfill. Instead of throwing parts away, they are reused until their quality deteriorates to the point where they can no longer be used.Remanufactured products typically come at 60-80% of the cost of their new counterparts, as they are cheaper to produce. This allows customers to save a substantial amount of money. Remanufactured products that were initially manufactured overseas will also be available much sooner than their original counterparts.What Problems Do Remanufacturers Face?Production in the remanufacturing industry can be difficult as the quality, quantity, and availability of used products can be random and unpredictable. Unlike new items, remanufactured ones depend on the availability of already used parts. There is no way of knowing when these parts will be available on the market, what quantity they will be in, and the quality of the said part.Another issue refers to the lack of straightforward organization in supply chain management. The fault does not necessarily lie on the remanufacturers themselves but is mainly attributed to the uncertainty associated with the entire remanufacturing process. Bring counterfeit parts into the mix, and the problem grows even more significant. Blockchain technology, with its ability to act as a digital distributed ledger, can bring transparency and efficiency into the remanufacturing supply chain.Why Blockchain?There are three leading technologies our future will be built on: blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). While each brings its own uses to the table, blockchain can optimize and revolutionize the already existing processes. Additionally, by using a distributed digital ledger, blockchain gives nodes, or members of the chain, the ability to see what everyone else in the chain sees. This is how trust and transparency are developed. Changes can only be made to the chain with the majority consensus of the chain as a whole.Because of this, blockchain is being researched very heavily by companies around the globe. Medical, banking and pharmaceutical sectors have all found their reason to use blockchain. Remanufacturing could be the next one to be reinvented with the help of this technology.How Can Blockchain Help?So how exactly will remanufacturers benefit from using blockchain for supply chain purposes?For one, blockchain can provide an industry-wide system where data is stored and managed transparently. Ideally, a blockchain-based platform could be established for all the remanufacturing chain members to view and add to.For example, an automotive remanufacturing blockchain could be built, parts could be posted for potential buyers to view, or buyers could post the type, quantity, and quality of parts they require. Payment options could then be automated via smart contracts when parts are shipped. Blockchain would also have the ability to track these parts as they move through the remanufacturing chain. If managed correctly, the difficulty of locating parts could easily be remedied.Remanufactured items could also be tagged with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to track where parts are, their quality, and their shelf life. Newly added elements could also go through some form of quality assurance system to ensure that counterfeit parts do not enter into the blockchain. Any part without an RFID tag would ultimately be deemed counterfeit as it would not have proper authentication.Ultimately, blockchain could revolutionize the remanufacturing supply chain. It would be able to identify when new parts enter the chain, their quality, and legitimacy. As the pieces move through the supply chain, their locations and quality would be tracked in real time and logged on a ledger for all the companies in the remanufacturing industry to see.At the moment, Filament is a blockchain solutions company developing systems to pair blockchain technology with remanufacturing companies. Filament’s Blocklet helps to automate payments and expirations for older parts, reduce overheads through timely updates and increase transparency and visibility of the supply chain process. It tracks liabilities in near-real time and expedites payments to dealers after inspections are conducted. By providing immutable records for every party involved, Filament is set to improve trust and process security.Building Solutions with BlockchainAs climate change quickly turns into an integral part of our future reality, it becomes evident that something must be done to either slow climate change or stop it completely. As a highly effective recycling-based system, remanufacturing does just that while also benefiting the three parties involved: the remanufacturer, the customer, and society as a whole.As stated earlier, remanufacturing is a more sophisticated version of recycling, and helps to reduce CO2 emissions as well as provides multiple benefits for communities around the globe. You would think more is being done to help this industry grow, yet sadly this is not the case.Luckily, blockchain has the ability to provide solutions to the significant problems remanufacturers are facing. It can improve supply chain management by providing a transparent and trustworthy system throughout the industry. Related Posts China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… Tags:#Blockchain#business Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Tatsiana Levdikova is a Content Marketer at OpenLedger ApS, a blockchain development company. She is passionate about blockchain, IoT, health IT, natural language processing, web and software design and development, and more. How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tatsiana Levdikovalast_img read more