Precious metal prices in Azerbaijan change
By TrendThe prices of precious metals, excluding platinum, decreased in Azerbaijan on Oct. 26 compared to the previous price, Trend reports referring to the data published by the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA).The price of gold decreased by 14.943 manat or $8.46 (0.46 percent) and amounted to 3,225.682 manat or $1,906.25 per ounce.The price of silver decreased by 0.6066 manat or 35 cents (1.45 percent) and amounted to 41.3246 manat ($24.3).The price of platinum increased by 4.522 manat or $2.66 (0.3 percent) and amounted to 1,515,652 manat ($891,560).The price of palladium decreased by 27.32...
New CSGO update brings many engine changes, new translations
Volunteeers translated and devs made a few other small changes.
The most recent CSGO update was quite large considering how little it really changed.Translations made up the majority of the update, but there were also a number of changes inside the game's engine itself. These are difficult to track, with each change directly related to a process inside CSGO. Although this update changed 2,000 lines of code, there's a catch. Steam Database tracks every change, whether it's changing a capital letter to a lower case one, or whether it's an addition of an announcement that pops up on the home screen. If the change happens on one line of code, that's one change...
Commentary: Hope and change from within
Four years ago I hit a family member. We disagreed on which presidential nominee to support. At that time, it was clear to me that whatever remotely redeeming pledges Donald Trump the candidate made, these promises were certain to be broken by President Trump the elected official. Besides, the man was without any doubt morally unfit to be president. When my loved one didn’t immediately agree to all my assertions and apologetically vow “to do better” my anger transformed into physical coercion. It felt so morally justifiable in the moment.That moment was short. Shame immediately washed over me ...
Tribune News Service
Drive impactful change with human capability
Drive impactful change with human capability Develop resilience, agility and effective communication skillsHumans have great capabilities to stretch themselves far beyond their limitations. They are able to make changes in their lives and those around them and drive the changes they want at work and in life. But it is not an ability that comes naturally to many of us. It’s an accumulation of our skills, experiences and knowledge.However, the real question isn’t our abilities but whether we realise that we have the capability to drive change. In all honesty, even I find this difficult to fathom...
The Bangkok Post
Fixated on one business model won’t work
To recover, we need to adapt. And to adapt, we need to embrace change with all our capacity. COVID-19 has had a heavy toll on every economy, with the services sector hit hardest by the extended restraints on mobility.In the hospitality sector, travel agencies and airlines saw a halt of operations, restaurants were forced to close down, and hotels were stricken with the lowest occupancy levels ever seen. Nearly 80 per cent of MENA’s hotels had to close down due to low occupancy in the first quarter, and up to 400,000 tourism-related jobs in the GCC countries are at risk. As Saudi hotel operator...
How many Floridians really have died from COVID-19?
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Are Floridians getting an accurate picture of who is dying from COVID-19 and when?Not likely.Florida in August changed its rules for determining whether someone died of COVID-19, moving that responsibility from public medical examiners to the doctors who treated the patients. The change was meant to relieve medical examiners who were swamped with COVID deaths, but it also created inconsistencies in how COVID deaths are documented and raised new questions about the accuracy and timeliness of the state’s COVID-19 death counts.Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees this wee...
What is the worth of a life?
This time last week we were all in high spirits. Finally, the youths have risen up to fight for their rights, our hopes were up, and we were fighting for change. We flooded the streets in our numbers and decided we were done with police brutality and we wanted real change but if only we knew what was coming.On October 20th 2020, our hopes came crashing when Nigerian soldiers opened fire on peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate and killed some Nigerian citizens whose only crime was having the courage to demand “change” which their leaders promised when they were seeking their votes. They w...
A partner through change and extraordinary times
Six decades on, RCBC remains a reliable banking allyThe pandemic muted the sound of metal grinding as various industries practically came to a halt. The country’s gasping economy needed a resilient institution to pump life into its lungs, fuel to start up the engines of industry, and grease to turn anew the wheels of industry.The banking industry was no match versus the dark schemes of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the sector was resilient enough to shield the worst impact on the economy. No less the leading global economists knew that the banking and finance sector could lay the groundwork in re...
GCC’s payment revenue growth subdued by COVID-19
Dubai: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about widespread change to everyday life in various aspects, and how consumers and businesses transact is no exception. Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) 18th annual report titled ‘looks at the global payments industry’s performance in the near-term and emerging industry trends in the years ahead.Dubai: Payment revenue pool of key GCC countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait are projected to grow about 1 per cent to minus 1 per cent this year according a recent study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).The report ‘Global Payments 2020: Fast Forward int...
Lebanon is no longer begging for change. Instead, it’s begging to leave.
“Our lives have become very hard. They burned Lebanon. They burned its economy. They burned their own people.” Merched Bou Mansour reflected aloud, disgusted with what has so quickly become of his country in the space of a year. All three of his sons left the country between 2019 and 2020 for better prospects abroad.It has been one year since the anti-government protests in Lebanon began on 17 October, 2019. One year of constant turmoil and crises as Lebanon barely had enough time to grasp peace before another tragedy took place, destroying any hopes or goals, and leaving the majority of the p...
The Middle East Monitor