MerryMart launches online grocery service with foodpanda
MerryMart launches online grocery service with foodpandaIan Nicolas Cigaral(Philstar.com) – September 23, 2020 – 6:47pmMANILA, Philippines — Banking on new realities of stay-at-home shopping forced by the pandemic, MerryMart Consumer Corp. is devoting an entire platform for online groceries in partnership with foodpanda.In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Wednesday, the up and rising grocery operator unveiled its “dark grocery” service that aims to deliver goods to shoppers in 15 minutes. The first two branches of the so-called “PandaMart” will open in Makati and Manila next month.“This c...
RAISE the ‘service’ to the domestic tourists | Daily FT
It may be crucial to think about surviving during this tough time rather than thinking of earning big profits. Thereby, concentrating on ways and means of winning the ‘heart share’ of the customer through ‘high touch’ rather than ‘high tech’ can make the difference. Think of other extra value additions which can be included in the package that customers really wish to experience. Explore the possibilities of using some of our 333 railway stations, for customers to experience at least a short rail journey to discover varied beautiful and pictorial sceneries – Pic by Shehan GunasekaraPandemic-re...
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Xbox Game Pass subscribers have increased by 50 per cent in under six months
The number of Xbox Game Pass subscribers has increased by 50 per cent in under six months!The subscription-based service was first launched back in 2017, and gives gamers access to titles from a range of publishers for a single monthly subscription price, and has been praised by many as being great value for moneyDue to the coronavirus pandemic, many people have decided to pass the time while indoors by investing more time into gaming. So it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that more people have purchased an Xbox Game Pass subscription over the past few months.Microsoft have now revealed that...
Microsoft xCloud Launches With Over 150 Games
On Friday, Microsoft launched its xCloud streaming service. Currently only available to Android phone and tablet users, xCloud has arrived with over 150 games for players to choose from, including a mixture of third-party titles and Xbox exclusives. Some of the games included in this launch library consists of hit titles, including Tell Me Why, Gears 5, Grounded, Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4, Battletoads, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Untitled Goose Game and Destiny 2.As of now, the service will support games found on Xbox One and the upcoming Xbox Series X/S....
RTA’s bus-on-demand service proves to be a big hit among public transport users
Dubai: Dubai’s ‘Bus On-Demand’ service had made 84,009 journeys since the start of the service in February, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Sunday.The service, which is coordinated with the operator United Trans, covers Al Barsha 1 and the Dubai Internet City. The service proved to be a hit with customers receiving a satisfaction rating as high as 4.7 out of 5 points.The second phase of the service will be launched this month following the success of the initial phase, despite COVID-19 challenges.“The Bus On-Demand service is meant to support the first and last-mile strategy a...
Pakistan: Bus Rapid Transit service suspended weeks after inauguration
Islamabad: Within one month of its inauguration by Prime Minister Imran Khan on August 13, Peshawar’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stands suspended because of frequent incidents of fire eruption in the buses that are running on the 27.5 km long artery of the city connecting Grand Trunk Road to Hayatabad.The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government had to stop the service after a fire broke out in one of the buses last Wednesday. That was the fourth incident of its kind in less than 40 days of the launch of the service.The Trans Peshawar, the government-owned company responsible for operations of the serv...
US Marine whom Duterte pardoned over Laude killing to be discharged from service
US Marine whom Duterte pardoned over Laude killing to be discharged from serviceAlexis Romero(Philstar.com) – September 17, 2020 – 5:34pmMANILA, Philippines — The US serviceman who was found guilty of killing a Filipino transgender woman six years ago but was pardoned by President Rodrigo Duterte will be discharged even if he does not face a court martial, Malacañang said Thursday.Last Monday, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said US officials had assured him that Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted of homicide over the death of transgender woman Jennifer Laude, w...
ER-Telecom launches 500Mbps service; 1Gbps to follow in May 2021
16 Sep 2020Russia’s second largest fixed broadband operator ER-Telecom (Dom.ru) has begun offering 500Mbps fibre internet speeds for residential customers, up from its previous limit of 300Mbps, while it plans to implement 1Gbps commercial network upgrades by May 2021, reports ComNews quoting company executive Vasily Sereda.TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database says that in December 2019 ER-Telecom launched a major project to upgrade 60% of its optical network to 1Gbps access standard in 2020-2022, while aiming to complete the gigabit rollout across its entire fibre internet footprint in 2026 u...
DBM cancels P727.5-million deal for PPEs on delay in service
THE Department of Budget and Management-Procurement Service (DBM-PS) has cancelled the P727.5-million contract it awarded to a firm to supply 500,000 personal protective equipment sets (PPEs), citing delays in service.Budget Undersecretary Lloyd Christopher A. Lao, who supervises DBM-PS, also told senators at a hearing that the cancellation of the contract with Ferjan Healthlink Philippines Inc. last Friday will now also pave the way for them to buy PPEs at a cheaper price.Interestingly, Ferjan Healthlink Philippines Inc. was created by a blacklisted sole proprietor Ferjan Healthlink Enterpris...
OPay and WorldRemit Partner to Offer International Mobile Money Transfer Service
Nigerian financial service technology company, OPay has announced a partnership with leading global digital payments platform WorldRemit, to offer international money transfers directly into OPay mobile wallets in Nigeria.The partnership between OPay and WorldRemit will provide Nigerians with a fast, easy and more affordable way to receive money from over 50 countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada directly into their mobile phones.“We are very excited about our partnership with WorldRemit. At OPay, our goal is to consistently drive financial inclusion across Nigeria, m...