Thailand Teleworking – Evason Phuket http://evasonphuket.com/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://evasonphuket.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon.png Thailand Teleworking – Evason Phuket http://evasonphuket.com/ 32 32 The most innovative countries in the world, 2021 https://evasonphuket.com/the-most-innovative-countries-in-the-world-2021/ https://evasonphuket.com/the-most-innovative-countries-in-the-world-2021/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/the-most-innovative-countries-in-the-world-2021/ Innovation has flourished in many ways over the past 19 months. In the face of Covid-19, efforts to transform economies towards a more environmentally and socially responsible approach while using the latest digital tools have not faded. On the contrary, the digital transformation has accelerated as it has become a vital necessity for businesses around […]]]>

Innovation has flourished in many ways over the past 19 months. In the face of Covid-19, efforts to transform economies towards a more environmentally and socially responsible approach while using the latest digital tools have not faded. On the contrary, the digital transformation has accelerated as it has become a vital necessity for businesses around the world, and the abrupt reduction in human activity revealed both the opportunity and the danger of a rapid transition to a carbon-free economy. Barcelona, ​​Milan and Paris have innovated their urban development, for example, by breaking a previously unthinkable increase in cycle paths when the use of public transport slumped in 2020.

It is reassuring to see that the stimulus packages passed by many economies around the world, along with long overdue investments in infrastructure, offer plenty of room for innovation, especially in the digital and sustainable areas.

In “Pursuing innovation through the Covid-19 crisis”, this year’s Global Innovation Index (GII) finds that investing in innovation has shown great resilience during the pandemic, often reaches new highs, but varies by sector and region. It is too early to say which of the economic, social and political changes in behavior will persist in the long term. In the past two years, however, innovation has been seen as an integral part of our collective ability to face unprecedented challenges and build more resilient organizations and societies.

As a collaboration between the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Portulans Institute and corporate partners, the GII measures a country’s innovation performance based on its innovation contributions (e.g. national research and development spending, higher education, regulatory environment and infrastructure) and innovation results ( like intellectual property).

The GII now includes an “Innovation Tracker,” which is a dashboard showing some of the key dimensions of innovation, from investment volume to technical progress and socio-economic impact. This new component aims to improve the readability and applicability of the report both locally and internationally.

The countercyclical role of innovation

The data and analysis mobilized for this edition of the GII shows that the impact of Covid on innovation has been complex and sometimes surprising. On the one hand, the financial resources available for R&D have not decreased. This confirms a key message from previous editions of the GII, namely that innovation plays a countercyclical role in modern economies: in the face of a dramatic collapse in economic activity, governments have swiftly broken the previously sacrosanct rules of budget balancing and provided massive financial support to failing industries and priority sectors. Innovation received strong public support, particularly in areas such as health and medicine.

But private innovation financing also remained dynamic, also from the VC side. Innovative start-ups benefited from this, especially in areas such as Health technology and Medical technology, but also around teleworking tools. Spectacular increases in the market capitalization of companies like Zoom or the e-commerce company Pinduoduo are clear evidence of this phenomenon.

However, these developments have been uneven in different regions of the world. Large and mature economies were able to generate the necessary resources because their creditworthiness in the international capital markets remained high. In other words, they could handle a sudden surge in national debt. In most other economies, the pandemic has pushed innovation into the background. Much of the available funding has been absorbed by immediate emergencies, particularly public health.

For many emerging countries, the sudden decline in important activities such as tourism, raw material exports or migrant workers meant that they were almost completely dependent on innovations from abroad, as local innovation funding dried up. In last year’s GII, there were signs that innovation in Latin America as a whole was stagnating. Covid has exacerbated this situation in many ways. In Africa, recent wins over poverty and Infectious diseases were partially wiped out by the pandemic.

The top 10 and beyond

Switzerland (1), Sweden (2), the United States (3) and the United Kingdom (4) have all been in the top 5 for the past three years, while the Republic of Korea (5) is down five year-over-year Places protrudes. With the exception of Singapore (8), the majority of the GII top 10 most innovative economies continue to come from Europe: the Netherlands (6), Finland (7), Denmark (9) and Germany (10). France (11) continues to climb into the top 10. Just like China (12), which has improved by two places compared to the previous year.

In addition to China, a small number of middle-income economies are changing the innovation landscape; these include the United Arab Emirates (33), Turkey (41), Thailand (43), Vietnam (44), Russia (45), India (46) and the Philippines (51).

Even in regions that are still struggling to catch up with innovation, local leaders are showing encouraging results. In Latin America, Chile (53), Mexico (55) and Costa Rica (56) continue to lead. In Africa, the performance of South Africa (61), Kenya (85) and Tanzania (90) is encouraging.

Covid-related innovations

Our global pandemic experience has taught us some important facts. Most of all we learned that if they are prioritized, innovation can be accelerated. While artificial intelligence assistance has been less useful than expected, particularly in terms of determining more efficient vaccine combinations, technological breakthroughs could be the push away or have changed entire sectors. One of the most profound is the development of teleworking and online teamwork. The economic, social and organizational consequences of two years of “real-time experiments” are only slowly becoming apparent. They will not only affect the way we work, but also the way we use space in buildings, how we organize the cities of the future, how and why we travel, and how we are educated.

Accelerated advances in COVID vaccine manufacturing (particularly in the area of ​​RNA modification) could soon translate into commercial production of similar products to fight HIV-AIDS and some forms of cancer.

Innovation spending naturally varies from one sector to another. While industries like ICT, software, and pharmaceuticals increased R&D spending in 2020, others like hospitality and auto industries reduced their spending over the same period.

Much remains to be done to reduce inequalities around the world as many inequalities have been exacerbated by the pandemic. The continuing failure of the international community to provide poorer countries with the vaccines they need is telling. Hopefully the transition to innovative thinking, not just innovation, can make a difference.

This GII is created by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Portulans Institute with corporate and academic partners including INSEAD. It covers 132 economies worldwide and uses indicators on a range of topics. The full report with full rankings is available here.

Bruno Lanvin is a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD. He is co-editor of the Global Innovation Index.

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‘The Year of the Eternal Storm’ Review: Pandemic Life in Film https://evasonphuket.com/the-year-of-the-eternal-storm-review-pandemic-life-in-film/ https://evasonphuket.com/the-year-of-the-eternal-storm-review-pandemic-life-in-film/#respond Fri, 10 Sep 2021 20:57:55 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/the-year-of-the-eternal-storm-review-pandemic-life-in-film/ The Times strives to have motion picture releases during the Covid-19 pandemic. Because going to the cinema during this time is risky, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities. The problem with cinematic escapism is that after the entertainment and […]]]>

The Times strives to have motion picture releases during the Covid-19 pandemic. Because going to the cinema during this time is risky, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities.

The problem with cinematic escapism is that after the entertainment and distraction, you eventually have to return to the real world. The anthology film “The Year of the Eternal Storm”, with seven different short films made during the coronavirus pandemic, is aware of the unexpected trauma in which we live. However, it wisely avoids languishing in bad things. By cycling through humor, joy, sentimentality and surrealism, “The Year of the Eternal Storm” reminds the viewer of the innumerable possibilities of daily life. The hauntedness of the film comes from its confirmation that our senses of wonder, love and loyalty remain an integral part of the human experience even in turbulent times.

Directors Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery and Apichatpong Weerasethakul contributed from the corners of the world where they were quarantined in the summer of 2020. As the pandemic dragged on, conditions in Iran, China, Chile, Thailand, and the United States have remained flux. In light of this unpredictability, The Year of the Eternal Storm does not seek to tell a comprehensive story solely about COVID-19, but is dedicated to sharing the unseen and unexpected.

In fiction, there are domestic dramas about the pressures of teleworking and childcare (“The Break Away,” by Chen); the intimacy of a home birth (“Sin Título”, from Sotomayor); and a road trip to a unique reunion (“Dig Up My Darling”, from Lowery). In the non-fiction book there is an investigation against the NSO Group, a seedy Israeli spyware manufacturer whose products are used by nefarious governments (“Terror Contagion”, from Poitras); and a conversation between grandmother and granddaughter about the pain of separation (“Life”, from Panâhi). And in the experiment room we see a partially animated representation of a man who talks about his attempt to regain custody of his children (“Small Measures”, by Vitthal); and a mashup of images of insects flying in lightbulbs and audio from pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok in the summer of 2020 (“Night Colonies,” by Weerasethakul).

“They say the outbreak was a real disaster,” says Panâhi’s mother-in-law Mokarameh Saidi Balsini in “Life”, and “The Year of the Eternal Storm” uses this observation as a connecting passage. How do we react to circumstances that we cannot control? Various consequences suggest spontaneity and tolerance, whereby emotions and actions are often captured on small screens by people who are crowded together in a narrow space.

In “Life”, Mokarameh’s disgust for her granddaughter Tahereh’s lizard Iggy becomes a beautiful scene of acceptance that the girl secretly films. In “Sin Título” the mysterious recordings of a singing woman (Francisca Castillo) pay off in an expression of empathy that Sotomayor lets stretch out for minutes. And in two parts, focusing on the specific difficulties faced by parents, Jonathan Djob Nkondo’s gold-colored animations complement Bobby Yay Yay Jones’ raw-narrated confessions of his relationships with his children in “Little Measures” while in the realistic “The Break” path “The domestic duties of a wife and mother (Zhou Dongyu) reach a breaking point in familiar but still compassionate ways.

But some short films turn in less effective directions. In “Dig Up My Darling,” the powerful voices of Bill Callahan and Jude Swanberg bring to life a series of letters written after an alleged social breakdown, but the storytelling is too opaque. Terror Contagion is rightly terrifying, but the investigation into the immorality of the NSO group is so intense that it is sometimes difficult to track. And although “Night Colonies” strikes a surprisingly haunting tone with the contrast between free will and self-determination, its abstract nature requires a certain amount of patience.

However, what every film achieves in “The Year of the Eternal Storm” is the desire for more – more time with these characters and individuals, their fears and joys and their coping mechanisms and hopes. Given that “The Year of the Eternal Storm” reflects the pandemic we are still stuck in and many may want a break from, the fact that the compilation leaves much to be desired by viewers is a reflection of the talent of the involved filmmakers, and the captivating stages of life they created.

“The Year of the Eternal Storm”

Not rated

Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes

To play: Laemmle Royal, West LA

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Forbes Asia’s Best Under a Billion 2021 https://evasonphuket.com/forbes-asias-best-under-a-billion-2021/ https://evasonphuket.com/forbes-asias-best-under-a-billion-2021/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 21:12:31 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/forbes-asias-best-under-a-billion-2021/ BUB 2021 Forbes Asia This story is part of Forbes coverage of the Top Under One Billion Asia 2021 list, highlighting 200 publicly traded companies in the Asia-Pacific region with sales under $ 1 billion and consistent sales and earnings growth. See the full list, sorted alphabetically, here. Despite the global spread of Covid-19, this […]]]>

This story is part of Forbes coverage of the Top Under One Billion Asia 2021 list, highlighting 200 publicly traded companies in the Asia-Pacific region with sales under $ 1 billion and consistent sales and earnings growth. See the full list, sorted alphabetically, here.

Despite the global spread of Covid-19, this year’s annual Best Under A Billion list highlights the resilience of 200 publicly traded small and medium-sized businesses in the Asia-Pacific region with sales below $ 1 billion. Their solid financials reflect how well these companies coped in the midst of a global pandemic. No surprise, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies stood out, while technology and logistics companies linked to the global e-commerce boom also benefited. As proof of the long-term success of the BUB companies, there were 42 returnees from the previous year. That includes Taiwan’s Aspeed, which has now been on the list for eight consecutive years.

We highlighted eight companies from the list of companies that helped mitigate the effects of the pandemic.

Kilpest India

While the agrochemicals business was facing a difficult year, the India-based agro-biotech company’s sales rose 12% thanks to a real-time Covid-19 PCR detection kit developed by a subsidiary, and net income rose for the year through March. Kilpest was the first Indian company to receive emergency approval from the Food & Drug Administration for this kit in the United States

Mega Lifesciences

Sales for this Thailand-based pharmaceutical company rose 11% to $ 402 million in 2020 as demand for its nutritional supplements, drugs, and vitamins rose during the pandemic. Last year, the company acquired Futamed Pharmaceuticals, which is now renamed Mega Lifesciences Indonesia.

Optim

Working from home during the pandemic fueled demand for Optim’s remote work tools. As a result, the Japanese company’s net income increased tenfold to $ 12 million for the year ended March. Aside from its telecommuting support software, its AI camera has grown in popularity over the past year, which is used to track congestion areas like staff canteens.

Prodia Widyahusada

The net income of this clinical laboratory company rose 28% to $ 18 million in 2020. The company launched new services like drive-in services and teleconsultation last year and is the first private company in Indonesia to use an automated system to help the government increase Covid-19 PCR testing.

Riverstone Holdings

Sales for the Singapore-based company rose 85% in 2020 to an all-time high of $ 435 million, based on robust sales of its gloves used in healthcare, technology and other sectors. Cleanroom glove sales rose 65% year over year and medical glove sales rose 16% as Covid-19 fueled demand.

Vincent Medical Holdings

Sales for the Hong Kong-based ventilator manufacturer doubled to $ 149 million in 2020 as sales of its ventilation business rose 286% due to pandemic demand. Last year the company tripled its production capacity in two months and doubled its workforce.

Wisetech Global

This Australia-based logistics software developer saw sales jump 23% to $ 288 million in 2020 as the logistics industry received a boost from the pandemic. The company’s logistics platform is used by leading global freight forwarders such as DHL Global Forwarding and Yusen Logistics.

WuXi Biologics

Sales of China’s WuXi Biologics in 2020 rose 41% to $ 813 million as capacity expanded to develop new treatments and vaccines for Covid-19. Last year, the vaccine manufacturing business signed over $ 3.2 billion worth of contracts.

With coverage by John Kang, Danielle Keeton-Olsen, Zinnia Lee, Ramakrishnan Narayanan, Amit Prakash, James Simms, and Yue Wang.

METHODOLOGY

This list is intended to identify companies with long-term sustainable performance based on a variety of metrics. Only these 200 companies were selected from a universe of 20,000 listed companies in the Asia-Pacific region with annual sales in excess of US $ 10 million and under US $ 1 billion. The companies on this unrated list were selected based on a composite score that included their overall current account in measures such as debt, revenue, and earnings-per-share growth over the past one- and three-year fiscal years. , and the strongest one- and five-year average returns on equity. In addition to quantitative criteria, qualitative screens were also used, such as the exclusion of companies with serious governance problems, questionable accounting, environmental concerns, management problems or legal problems. State-controlled companies and subsidiaries of larger companies were also excluded. The criteria also ensured a geographical diversity of companies from across the region. The list uses annual results for the full year based on the latest publicly available figures dated August 12, 2021 compiled by FactSet. All other research was done by Forbes Asia. The editors reserve the right to change or remove dates or companies based on new information after the list has been published.

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Security Enterprise Manager Recognized for Work Morale | Military scene https://evasonphuket.com/security-enterprise-manager-recognized-for-work-morale-military-scene/ https://evasonphuket.com/security-enterprise-manager-recognized-for-work-morale-military-scene/#respond Wed, 01 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/security-enterprise-manager-recognized-for-work-morale-military-scene/ The phrase most used about Jerrid Spinks is “He sees challenges as opportunities”. Spinks was appointed to the Security Support Command in the Army Material Command in the second quarter of fiscal 2021. He was nominated for his willing teamwork, strong work ethic, and kindness to everyone in his organization. Spinks is Country Program Manager […]]]>

The phrase most used about Jerrid Spinks is “He sees challenges as opportunities”.

Spinks was appointed to the Security Support Command in the Army Material Command in the second quarter of fiscal 2021. He was nominated for his willing teamwork, strong work ethic, and kindness to everyone in his organization.

Spinks is Country Program Manager with the Security Assistance Command for Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

“He manages a larger than average portfolio than other CPMs,” said Tracy Engler, head of INDOPACOM / SOUTHCOM / NORTHCOM at USASAC.

His customers agree with this description. Spinks was recognized by the country customer and COCOM for its outstanding work on the Thailand Stryker.

Spinks manages an extensive portfolio of Title 10 Building Partner Capacity cases. These are programs that contribute to the achievement of national safety goals. They are designed to improve the capacities and skills of partner countries by providing training and equipment.

“Mr. Spinks has resolved complicated funding problems to enable the purchase of additional supplies,” said Engler. “BPC cases are funded with US dollars from the government and maximize the use of

The fund has a direct benefit for the US taxpayer. “

The greatest impact of Spinks was the development of partner capacities in the INDOPACOM region and the direct support of the COCOM efforts. In the first quarter of fiscal 2021, he expedited two letters of offer and acceptance for Thailand Stryker, ensuring the country did not lose more than $ 500 million in country funds.

As the workload increases for Thailand and Singapore, Spinks’ ability to efficiently manage its programs means that more cases are handled in less time across the company. The four country programs Spinks manages are valued at over $ 2.2 billion.

“Mr. Spinks sets the standard for LOA development and consistently exceeds the 85% LOA punctuality metric,” said Engler. “He is a top performer in our division.”

In addition to the Thai Stryker program, Spinks also manages large and complex programs for Apache, Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters in its portfolio.

However, there are other COCOM priority cases on its platter, Singapore rotor blades and the Singapore Embedded Global Positioning inertial navigation system.

He has worked across the company and with the industry to successfully find solutions to cracked blades and worked hard to identify options for Singapore EGls. “Both problems required an understanding of complex technical issues, the ability to think creatively, and strong problem-solving skills,” said Engler.

The father of a busy kindergarten, Spinks has worked diligently to navigate the pandemic life with online learning and teleworking. He has ensured the success of his child and his professional life by staying focused and overcoming challenges. When he’s not busy looking after his family, building a new house, training a new puppy, and managing a large overseas military sales portfolio, he enjoys exercising and staying physically active.

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To promote vaccinations, more US companies are using incentives – and threats https://evasonphuket.com/to-promote-vaccinations-more-us-companies-are-using-incentives-and-threats/ https://evasonphuket.com/to-promote-vaccinations-more-us-companies-are-using-incentives-and-threats/#respond Fri, 27 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/to-promote-vaccinations-more-us-companies-are-using-incentives-and-threats/ Corporate America is turning more and more to vaccination regulations. NEW YORK: Following full U.S. approval of the Pfizer / BioNTech anti-Covid vaccine this week, more and more American companies are considering mandatory vaccinations for employees – and customers. CVS Health, Chevron, Disney, and Goldman Sachs are among the companies that have since told some […]]]>

Corporate America is turning more and more to vaccination regulations.

NEW YORK: Following full U.S. approval of the Pfizer / BioNTech anti-Covid vaccine this week, more and more American companies are considering mandatory vaccinations for employees – and customers.

CVS Health, Chevron, Disney, and Goldman Sachs are among the companies that have since told some or all of their workers that vaccinations are no longer optional and require proof of vaccination within a certain period of time.

On social media, some of these companies are attacked by users who say the need for vaccinations is a violation of personal freedoms, a value that most Americans care about.

A Florida Republican lawmaker Anthony Sabatini even tabled a proposal that would prevent the state’s surgeon general from ever requesting vaccinations.

But until now, at least, amid a surge in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant, no public figure is striking specifically at Corporate America – at least not yet.

Mark Hass, a marketing professor at Arizona State University, finds it impossible for corporations to thread the needle between liberals and conservatives on this issue, even though the crisis is both medical and political.

“The right way to think about it is to do the right thing for our employees, rather than worrying about the security of our reputation,” Hass told AFP.

“Almost every company goes with some type of mandate, requirement, or incentive,” he said.

“I think the lack of criticism of companies is because most of them have acted responsibly in dealing with the pandemic,” added Hass, noting the rise in teleworking.

Since banking giant Morgan Stanley and wealth manager BlackRock said in June that employees wishing to come to the office would be required to show proof of vaccination, other big companies had made the leap into requesting vaccinations.

Google, Facebook and Uber have all joined the vaccination mandate train.

But the full two-dose approval of the Pfizer vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration opened the floodgates and seemed to defeat the argument by some skeptics that full approval was required.

“Do what I did last month: encourage your staff to get vaccinated or be strictly regulated,” said President Joe Biden on Monday. At the end of July, he had given federal employees the choice: show proof of vaccination or get tested regularly.

Still, some large groups have yet to move.

American Airlines “strongly” encourages its employees to have injections, but has not yet required them. For those who bite the bullet, the airline is offering an extra day off and $ 50.

On Tuesday, rival Delta Air Lines said it would charge unvaccinated workers an additional $ 200 for health insurance “to address the financial risk” posed to the company by “choosing not to vaccinate.” according to CEO Ed Bastian.

Among the largest employers in the country, Amazon, Home Depot, FedEx, UPS and Target have not yet required vaccinations against Covid-19. So far, Walmart has only asked headquarters employees to take pictures, not employees in stores or warehouses.

Experts generally agree that companies have limited liability for imposing vaccination regulations, even if failure to comply results in an employee being fired.

In May, the US Equal Opportunities Commission, a federal agency charged with enforcing laws against discrimination in the workplace, stated that asking an employer to provide proof of vaccination did not violate US labor law.

Then, in June, a Houston federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by Houston Methodist Hospital staff that contested the institution’s right to request a vaccination – a decision that was seen as a precedent.

And in August, US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett refused to block Indiana University’s plan to vaccinate students and employees.

“In early July, we were fairly confident that mandatory vaccination guidelines would be allowed as long as you took the necessary precautions for employees with medical conditions or religious beliefs,” said Mark Goldstein, partner at Reed Smith LLP in New York, who specializes in labor law.

“I’m sure you will see some challenges, but the courts and government don’t seem receptive to these arguments,” Goldstein told AFP.

“I think they’ll be closing pretty quickly. I would highly doubt any of the cases will get to the US Supreme Court.”

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BD schools and universities remain closed https://evasonphuket.com/bd-schools-and-universities-remain-closed/ https://evasonphuket.com/bd-schools-and-universities-remain-closed/#respond Fri, 27 Aug 2021 01:00:00 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/bd-schools-and-universities-remain-closed/ DHAKA / london: Affected by Covid-19, Bangladesh has again extended the closure of all secondary and secondary schools. Bangladesh’s Ministry of Education said in a statement Thursday that the government had extended the facilities to close until September 11th. The government had previously extended the closure of educational institutions in phases until August 31 due […]]]>

DHAKA / london: Affected by Covid-19, Bangladesh has again extended the closure of all secondary and secondary schools.

Bangladesh’s Ministry of Education said in a statement Thursday that the government had extended the facilities to close until September 11th. The government had previously extended the closure of educational institutions in phases until August 31 due to the worsening Covid-19 situation.

According to the statement, the latest decision was made with the safety of high school and college students, teachers, facility staff and guardians in mind. On the other hand, the government has announced the reopening of the country’s universities from October 15.

Since March last year, the virus has spread to almost all districts of Bangladesh, the total number of cases has risen to 14,82,628 with 25,729 deaths so far. Meanwhile, Britain’s factories, restaurants and supermarkets are facing persistent supply problems pandemic and Brexit due to the Covid, which this week sparked calls for government aid before Christmas.

US burger chain McDonald’s ran out of milkshakes and bottled beverages this week due to a shortage of truck drivers that has created supply chain problems and a slowdown in UK business. The competing fast-food giant KFC had to remove some items from the menu, while the restaurant chain Nando’s has temporarily closed 50 branches due to a lack of chicken.

Supermarkets also feel the heat. The frozen group Iceland and the retail king Tesco warn of a shortage of Christmas products. “The reason why we are now sounding the alarm is that we have already canceled a Christmas party at the last minute,” said Iceland boss Richard Walker of the BBC. “I would also hate it if this was problematic,” he added, calling on the government to classify foreign truck drivers as skilled workers in order to allow more on the roads.

Britain’s powerful CBI business lobby warns that retail and distribution stocks are at record lows. Walker estimates the UK is currently facing a shortage of around 100,000 truck drivers. “We now have a critical shortcoming that we cannot address simply by recruiting because of the length of time it takes to train truck drivers,” said Rod McKenzie, director of policy for the Road Haulage Association.

“So we need some help so that the wheels don’t almost literally fall off during the Christmas season,” added McKenzie, who wants short-term visas for foreign truck drivers. According to experts, Covid helped trigger a supply chain crisis as multiple lockdowns led to another exodus of EU workers.

“The immediate cause of general supply disruptions is the ongoing effects of the pandemic,” Jonathan Portes, an economics professor at King’s College London, told AFP. “It is hardly surprising that closing down very large sectors of the economy and pledging millions of people not to work and then reopening those sectors – not once, but multiple times – would lead to disruptions in supply chains and imbalances in the labor market. This applies across Europe. “

Brexit led to the UK leaving the European Union on March 1st. In a similar development, the British government added Thailand and Montenegro to its “red travel list” on Monday, banning foreigners from entering England from these countries and quarantining nationals Need to become.

In the meantime, the best way to keep Covid cases out of businesses and schools while maintaining some personal presence is to form two rotating groups, a French study showed Thursday. Several research institutes, including the CNRS and the University of Paris, mapped real contact networks using data from a high school, an elementary school and a company in France.

They then used the networks to simulate the spread of the coronavirus from a single case and test which method of partial teleworking would be most efficient at mitigating an outbreak. They examined scenarios in which an entire population would change daily or weekly, as well as scenarios in which the populations would be split into two groups that would change daily or weekly. For all three settings, two weekly rotating groups work best to slow the transmission of infection, concluded the study published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.

The second most effective method is to have two groups rotated daily, it turned out. However, the weekly or daily alternating attendance of an entire population of students or workers was found to be the least effective for social cohesion.

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US Cybersecurity Agency Releases Updates on Protecting Sensitive and Personal Data from Ransomware – OpenGov Asia https://evasonphuket.com/us-cybersecurity-agency-releases-updates-on-protecting-sensitive-and-personal-data-from-ransomware-opengov-asia/ https://evasonphuket.com/us-cybersecurity-agency-releases-updates-on-protecting-sensitive-and-personal-data-from-ransomware-opengov-asia/#respond Mon, 23 Aug 2021 23:50:37 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/us-cybersecurity-agency-releases-updates-on-protecting-sensitive-and-personal-data-from-ransomware-opengov-asia/ As the pandemic has driven companies in many industries to accelerate digitization, the most attractive investment trends for the post-pandemic era are innovation, technology, digital health, intelligent logistics and ecological social governance (ESG), the President of the Thai Stock Exchange (SET ) recently said at the Thailand Focus 2021 virtual conference. Since the Covid-19 outbreak […]]]>

As the pandemic has driven companies in many industries to accelerate digitization, the most attractive investment trends for the post-pandemic era are innovation, technology, digital health, intelligent logistics and ecological social governance (ESG), the President of the Thai Stock Exchange (SET ) recently said at the Thailand Focus 2021 virtual conference.

Since the Covid-19 outbreak in early 2020, the advent of digital technologies has helped many companies adapt their business operations to the changing economic environment in the new normal era and better meet the needs of consumers, whose behavior has also changed drastically from the Pre-Covid era changed.

In line with changing investment demand, the SET revised its listing rules two months ago to make it easier for new S-curve industries to access more funds in the stock market. In doing so, the SET has adopted the market capitalization rules that allow these companies to list on the stock exchange without having to provide the profit statement required by the general listing rules.

The exchange has also committed to providing more support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the near future by setting up a trading platform specifically for SMEs. The executive vice-president of the SET stated that, according to the new criteria of the approval rules, many new S-curve companies are expected to come onto the market this year and next.

In addition to Thai companies, the SET also plans to attract more overseas companies to list on the Thai Stock Exchange by adjusting the current listing rules for the overseas companies to be simpler and encouraging Thai investors to invest more in global products by accelerating the development of global products on the SET platform.

Currently, Thai investors can invest in Vietnamese stocks and other foreign stocks via depositary receipts, foreign stock indices such as the S&P 500 Index and the Hang Seng Index via derivative warrants, and Chinese stock indices via Chinese exchange traded funds.

The SET senior vice president said investing in ESG companies was another strong trend in the post-Covid era as these companies demonstrated their strength amid the pandemic crisis. Companies with a more transparent disclosure of information on human rights protection will be particularly attractive in the future than others, he said.

The Thai capital market recorded a huge outflow of 263.15 billion THB in 2020 and 105.4 billion THB since the beginning of the year as the Thai economy was badly hit by the ongoing slump in tourism, which contributed in large part to Thai GDP .

Treasury and Health Ministry officials said Thailand should be able to meet the vaccination target and establish herd immunity in the country within this year. If the destination is reached, Thailand can expect 10 million tourists in the next year.

At the beginning of August 2021, the ASEAN Academy of a large Chinese technology company organized the “Technology Seeker vs Competence Development Workshop” in cooperation with the Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EECO) and Burapha University.

The online workshop aimed to share the technology company’s breakthrough technologies to accompany the digitization of the industrial sector and to consolidate knowledge and information to create demand-oriented training courses that improve the skills of ICT talents and thus target industries in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC.) Support).

The seminar brought together top executives and entrepreneurs from EEC-based companies, SMEs and start-ups interested in introducing technologies to industries that can fuel the country’s economic growth and competitiveness.

It was suggested that the Academy’s goal is to build a healthy digital ecosystem in the EEC and across the country by promoting 30,000 digital talent over the next three years. The technology company aims to continue to encourage Thailand to become the digital center of the region, increase the country’s competitiveness and build a sustainable economy and society.

Several initiatives and in collaboration with several industrial and educational partners will help secure Thailand’s future as a global technology center and as a talented I&T innovation region.

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In the USA, more and more companies are delaying the return of their employees to the office due to the delta variant so that employees can continue to work from home.

WASHINGTON: When Romain Daubec and his wife Monica left San Francisco for Denver, Colorado last summer, they thought their teleworking hundreds of miles from their offices would not take more than half a year.

But the amazingly rapid spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19 is causing them to embark on a new way of life that now, they say, feels “more natural”.

In the United States, more and more companies are delaying the return of their employees to the office because of concerns about the new wave of illness.

But like the Daubecs – he is French, she American – more and more people across the country have settled in for a second year of teleworking – this time voluntarily, without wanting to return to the office, satisfied and comfortable with their new personal and professional lifestyle.

The delta variant that dominates in the USA today has taken a heavy toll. In the past seven days, an average of nearly 113,000 new daily cases of Covid-19 have been recorded – a 24 percent increase from the previous week, Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Thursday .

One employer that took note of this was Facebook, which on the same day announced that workers would not have to return to the office until January 2022.

“Data, not data, determine our approach to getting back to the office,” said a Facebook spokesman in response to an AFP request, saying the company’s top concern was “everyone’s safety.”

Just weeks earlier, the popular social network had been pushing for a faster return to normal and announced that it would fully reopen its offices by October – and mask and vaccinate all employees.

So Facebook has joined Microsoft, Amazon, American Express, and NBC to postpone the full reopening of the offices until October or January.

– Lower wages but also taxes –

For 34-year-old Romain Daubec, a financial analyst at a subsidiary of French bank BNP Paribas, and Monica, who works for Facebook, returning to the office is no longer an option.

While Monica’s earnings were cut by 10% as a result of the move, “this was largely offset” by higher quality of life and cheaper housing – less than half the price in Colorado of California – and lower taxes, Romain said.

Above all, Monica no longer has to spend three hours a day on the bus.

For Oren Klachkin, an economist at Oxford Economics, the decision to leave New York for Boulder, Colorado took a little longer.

But when a new wave of Covid-19 struck last fall, he saw the silver lining: It was a “golden opportunity to live elsewhere, keep our jobs, try to live in a different place,” he said.

The square was a big draw: he and his wife Nicole, a 35-year-old consultant, had shared a cramped apartment in Manhattan.

In Boulder, not far from Denver, the couple now have a “small house” in which each has a separate work room.

“I like the new life I have here,” said Klachkin, especially having “access to outdoor activities” in a scenic region near the Rocky Mountains.

Teleworking in Colorado enabled him to strike a better work-life balance and saved him from “wasting” up to two hours on the subway every day, he said.

But “there are, of course, certain downsides,” added Klachkin, most notably the inability to interact with colleagues in person.

This is partially offset by “the availability of various online software that essentially allows us to see ourselves … even though we are not physically in the same room.”

– An implied deal –

For Romain Daubec it is less important where you work than how you work.

“In my opinion, I just need a good internet connection and work in the San Francisco time zone,” he said, admitting that not every job is suitable for remote work.

Basically, according to Daubec, teleworking works if it is built on a basis of trust between employer and employee: companies allow teleworking because they save fixed costs such as office rents, while employees tacitly agree to work as seriously as if their boss were in the same room .

For his part, Klachkin says he is more productive than ever – he no longer has to commute long, tiring hours every week.

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The remote trend of doing two jobs at the same time without both companies knowing https://evasonphuket.com/the-remote-trend-of-doing-two-jobs-at-the-same-time-without-both-companies-knowing/ https://evasonphuket.com/the-remote-trend-of-doing-two-jobs-at-the-same-time-without-both-companies-knowing/#respond Sun, 15 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/the-remote-trend-of-doing-two-jobs-at-the-same-time-without-both-companies-knowing/ Tech dad juggles two jobs with the help of his baby assistant getty Curious about what other people were doing while working from home during the pandemic? It’s always interesting to find out how people really spent their time – not what they tell their bosses, family, and friends. At the beginning of the outbreak, […]]]>

Curious about what other people were doing while working from home during the pandemic? It’s always interesting to find out how people really spent their time – not what they tell their bosses, family, and friends.

At the beginning of the outbreak, we learned that a lot of alcohol was consumed, eaten, smoked and porn was watched during the quarantine.

About a year later, a study showed that people who work from home were having sex, napping, dating, shopping online, and doing outside jobs during work hours. Around 50% of the respondents stated that they had worked for another company while they were employed by their employer.

Last week that Wall Street Journal reported on a sparkling new trend towards remote working. It seems that “employees in industries from technology to banking to insurance say they found a way to double their salaries”. Your job is to “work two full-time remote jobs”. To like Fight Club, the first rule for these people is “don’t tell anyone” and “don’t do too much work either”.

the Wall Street Journal checked the workers’ offer letters, employment contracts, pay slips, and company emails to see if they were honest. The dual jobsters told the newspaper that they “make a total of $ 200,000 to nearly $ 600,000 a year, including bonuses and stocks.”

Outside the office and under the watchful eyes of superiors and curious colleagues, the multi-jobbers “switch” between two laptops and calendars. It’s almost a third or fourth job to juggle everything. Sometimes you need to log in to two meetings at the same time. Use the free time from one job to work on projects for the other role. Navigate the endless Zoom meetings. Keep an eye on your LinkedIn profile. Remember who you are emailing and texting to so as not to get confused and send an important document to the wrong company leader.

The schemers say they usually don’t invest more than 40 hours a week on either job. You are unrepentant. Post financial crisis, massive layoffs during the Covid-19 outbreak, lack of loyalty from big corporations and watching the billionaires mint billions more during the pandemic, they too feel good about playing the system.

The genesis for some of these people was born from a site called Over Employment. The entertaining page offers insider tips on how to play this game.

If you’re interested in giving it a try, Overworked suggests that you have these traits and experiences:

  • A person with some moxie and risks; ready to be against the YOLO economy
  • Has been with one of the companies and in a role for a number of years and is reasonably competent and efficient in his work; Ability to work smarter, not harder
  • Acquired some specialized skills that will allow them to find roles that will allow them to set their own schedule and minimize in-depth meetings in at least one of the two jobs
  • You should also have self-discipline, be a good communicator, and have the ability to manage context changes.

Here are some of the highlights the company says you must be successful in order to keep two or more jobs.

Don’t talk about two remote jobs.

First and foremost, the golden rule is not to talk about two remote jobs. Yes, including family outside of your household. If you can’t keep this a secret yourself, how are you supposed to do it from others who have no skin in the game? This is for your own protection. Most people who have two jobs are found through connections that share the same network.

Don’t fall in love with your jobs, especially your second job.

It is more difficult to make logical decisions when there are ties. This annex includes the role itself, the company brand on your résumé and colleagues. The more connected you are, the more emotional than rational decisions you make.

Have a clear and focused goal.

Go into two jobs with one goal and work from that goal. Is it about financial freedom to pay off a house or a car? Being indecisive and losing focus on the goal is a recipe for anxiety, burnout, and stress. Don’t start this journey and don’t know why you are doing it.

Have an exit strategy.

An exit strategy is a complement to a focused goal. Things won’t always go the way you want them to. Have an exit strategy if it doesn’t. It will save you a lot of mental agony having your exit routes all planned out. Know when to get off, know what you want (destination) and have a plan if things don’t go as you planned.

Be average.

Don’t attract attention. Try not to be recognized. Don’t add more work for yourself. Think about the work dynamics from your experience. The more attention you pay to yourself, the more people will remember you. Going back to rule # 1, you don’t want people to talk about you and stumble upon a common connection with your other job.

Live to work another day.

According to one page from trade psychology, the rule here is “survive” in order to work another day. Do your job, meet expectations, do nothing or get fired. Do I have to say “another day, another dollar” or “another day” [two times] the dollars in our case? “

While that sounds wild, a lot of people have been doing it differently for years. Think of working parents who also have to take care of childcare and sick relatives. For decades, low-wage workers have been forced to do two or three part-time jobs to make ends meet. Unable to secure permanent full-time jobs, many Americans have had to take multiple jobs in the gig economy, drive Uber, deliver food through DoorDash, or shop for others through Instacart. This latest trend is a white-collar, primarily technology-driven, attempt to generate additional income.

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Global imbalances and the pandemic https://evasonphuket.com/global-imbalances-and-the-pandemic/ https://evasonphuket.com/global-imbalances-and-the-pandemic/#respond Tue, 10 Aug 2021 16:41:07 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/global-imbalances-and-the-pandemic/ Tenth year of the International Monetary Fund External sector report (ESR, August 2021) shows how the global economy’s current account deficits widened in 2020 during the pandemic. On the other hand, the ESR also argues that the discrepancy between fundamentals and current account balances has not worsened overall. The pandemic exacerbated current account imbalances … […]]]>

Tenth year of the International Monetary Fund External sector report (ESR, August 2021) shows how the global economy’s current account deficits widened in 2020 during the pandemic. On the other hand, the ESR also argues that the discrepancy between fundamentals and current account balances has not worsened overall.

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