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Deliveree expands affordable delivery service to Chonburi
Deliveree, Southeast Asia’s leading logistics and delivery service platform, expands its flagship app-based delivery service to Chonburi, ready to give corporates, manufacturers, SMEs, and local businesses readily access to vast trucking fleet at an affordable price. Deliveree’s expansion to Chonburi is in anticipation of strong economic growth of the Eastern region fueled by government’s mega project investment through Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), continued positive outlook on tourism, and solid local economy. Professional B2B delivery service of Deliveree can support businesses across all sectors including manufacturing, distribution, import-export, retail and service. Core advantage of Deliveree lies at its advanced technology that efficiently matches customers to available truckers within minutes, reducing costly time spent on truck sourcing, price negotiation, and vendor vetting. Through increased matching efficiency and large fleet, Deliveree is able to bring logistics cost savings of up to 40% to businesses. In addition to significant cost reduction, Deliveree’s technology enables businesses to have an unparalleled capability to provide fast delivery service for every mile of logistics, whether it be first, mid or last-mile delivery. “Deliveree has established a strong foothold in Bangkok and surrounding provinces such as Samutprakarn, Pathumthani and Nonthaburi with a large network of more than ten thousands of drivers. Deliveree gives businesses flexibility in logistics management, relieving them from heavy capital investment in trucking fleet while allowing them to be readier than ever to weather business seasonality, particularly in this uncertain economic climate. So we’re confident that our logistics solution will largely benefits individuals and businesses of all sizes in Chonburi“ says Chanisa Rueangkirianya, Thailand Country Director. Deliveree has a transparent and standardized pricing structure based on delivery distance for each trip. Price for delivery truck starts from as low as 275 baht. Alternatively, daily truck rental option is offered at a competitive fixed rate for transportation within Chonburi without limitation on distance and number of destinations. Business and general customers can book Deliveree’s service from anywhere in Chonburi, including Sriracha, Laem Chabang, Pattaya, Sattahip and Ban Bueng, and deliver to any destinations within and outside Chonburi. Customers can estimate price for their delivery route conveniently in Deliveree’s mobile and web app. Service is available 24/7. Deliveree’s application comes with advanced features such as real-time delivery tracking, digital signature and proof of delivery photos, automatic route optimization, analytics dashboard and free commercial insurance. These features will help customers manage logistics and cargo delivery with ease. Try Deliveree service in Chonburi and start saving today! Download free application on iOS and Android or access it in Web App. Click here to receive exclusive time-limited launch promotion for delivery booking in Chonburi. Visit Deliveree’s website  for more information about our service in Bangkok Metro and Chonburi.   Source:https://www.bangkokpost.com
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Cognizant to lay off 7,000 mid-to-senior employees by mid-2020
Revenues in the quarter grew 4.2 per cent to $4.25 billion over the year-ago quarter while operating margins slid to 15.7 per cent versus 18.3 per cent in the third quarter of last year. In an analyst call, the company's management explained the firm is trying to cut costs and boost revenues through multiple measures such as job cuts, investment in sales and focus on digital growth. Here are a few significant ones: 12,000 employees redundant: The company has chalked out a 2020 Fit for Growth Plan, which is expected to run for two years. This program is designed to simplify the way Cognizant works, lower its cost structure and fund investments. As part of this plan, the company would remove 10,000 to 12,000 mid-to-senior level employees from their current roles. Brian Humphries, the Chief Executive Officer, said that 12,000 was a gross reduction number and that the net reduction would be approximately 5,000 to 7,000 roles since the company aims to re-skill 5,000 associates, thereby lessening the impact. These numbers, however, exclude another 6,000 roles that is likely to be impacted because Cognizant is exiting a subset of its content operations business. The 5,000 to 7,000 employees will exit Cognizant by mid-2020. These cost cutting efforts, together with an optimisation of its real estate portfolio, is expected to result in annualised gross run rate savings of $500 million to $550 million in 2021. As of September, 2019 Cognizant employed 2,89,900 employees, up marginally from 2,88,200 in June, 2019. Investment in sales: The CEO told analysts that the company has identified a series of investments that require funding. This includes the hiring of 500 revenue generating employees over the coming year — a combination of customer facing and sales support professionals. The company is also investing in Cognizant Academy, its internal learning organisation, as it aims to re-skill and redeploy talent towards digital work. In addition, investments are glowing into tooling and automation, marketing and branding. Digital drive: The growth of the future would be in digital. The CEO said that the company wants to win in four key areas — data, digital engineering, cloud and Internet of Things (IoT). These four areas enable clients to put their data at the core of their operations, improving the experience they offer their customers, tapping into new revenue streams, defending against disruptors and reducing costs," he noted. "No matter their industry clients must quickly get better at storing, managing, reporting, analyzing and reusing their data. Clients need to leverage enormous amounts of data to fuel AI based platforms that can transform customer experiences, drive automation, and provide management insight," he added.   資料來源:https://www.businesstoday.in/
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600% growth in tourism overwhelms popular Baja California Sur beach in Mexico
A Baja California Sur beach has been overwhelmed by growth of more than 600% in visitor numbers over the past six years, prompting authorities to prepare a new management plan that includes charging people to access the protected coastal area. Located 20 kilometers from the state capital La Paz, Balandra has been described as the most beautiful beach in Mexico, and it seems many would agree. Its promotion by state tourism authorities and travel agencies as well as photos and videos of the beach on social media and popular blogs have caused visitor numbers to explode. “When we started visiting and studying Balandra 30 years ago, there was no tourism,” the state director of the Natural Protected Areas Commission (Conanp), told the newspaper Milenio. “. . . In 2013, we had 28,000 visitors . . . and we’ll end this year with 200,000 . . .” Benito Bermúdez Almada predicted, which would be a 614% increase. He said that as many as 2,000 people a day visit the beach, four times the recommended maximum. The massive tourism spike has placed a significant strain on Balandra, the main beach with its own parking lot; Balandra 2, where an iconic mushroom-shaped rock is located; and seven other beaches in the 2,500-hectare protected area.   Source:https://www.milenio.com
Medical Service
Specialist reveals new technique to treat disc problems
Interventional radiologist, spinal column and chronic pain consultant Dr Walid Al-Hajji spoke about a new technique to treat backbone disc problems. The treatment uses needles and advanced and accurate tools to resize the disc and make it smaller to allow the patient avoid major surgeries, adding that the success rate of these treatments is around 80 percent in most patients, along with exercising and reducing weight. Modern medicine aims to reduce surgeries, and this is the job of international radiology. The percentage of disc cases is high in the Gulf region in general and Kuwait in particular - up to 70 percent in the elderly, while it also affects younger people due to obesity, along with athletes who are involved in sports such as weightlifting without strengthening the back muscles. He said young men who do not pay attention to strengthening their muscles before being involved in weightlifting are prone to cartilage slips more than others. Young people advised to strengthen their muscles before starting to lift weights. The elderly suffers from disc cases because of advanced age and weakened back muscles. Most of those who suffer from disc disorders also suffer from sciatica, and its symptoms include pain that radiates to the legs, numbness in the feet, and muscle cramps in legs that increase with standing or sitting for long periods and sometimes with walking if the patient is overweight. The percentage of women with disc cases increases after the age of 50 due to the danger of osteoporosis and may reach a prevalence of 80 percent, while youngsters are less prone to suffer from disc conditions. They warned against laziness, lack of exercise and being overweight, because these are the main causers of disc conditions.   Source: https://news.kuwaittimes.net/
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-Día de Muertos- theme park opens in the Mexican state of Guadalajara
Now in its second year, “Calaverandia” the -Día de Muertos- theme park located in the Mexican state of Guadalajara has been expanded with the expectation of hosting more guests, as Calaverandia’s inaugural run was a big hit with the public. This year’s park will feature over 30 attractions, including immersive tours through the underworld, exhibitions of altars and decorated skulls, live music, a neon lights area, ball pits and more. The park’s showpiece is El Inframundo, or The Underworld, which has been expanded 50% over last year. The immersive experience takes visitors through the Aztec netherworld of Mictlán. The 4-D show Alma will tell the rich history of the -Día de Muertos- tradition. There will also be a seven-meter-tall alebrije statue, photography areas, themed characters, video mapping and Catrina shows, canoe tours and cultural games for the kids. A mariachi band will play traditional songs every hour at the park’s main altar to the dead, and will perform tributes to famous Mexican singers who have now passed away, such as Juan Gabriel and José. The interactive cemetery has also been expanded to include activities for children, and there will be lots of traditional Mexican delights in the food court. Last year’s park saw an estimated 3,000 visitors a day — about 40,000 in total, but the organizers are expecting that number to rise to 4,000 a day this year, so they have extended the hours of operation from 7:00pm-12:00am Sunday to Thursday, and 7:00pm-1:00am on Saturday.   Source:https://www.informador.mx/
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