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America's unemployment has been worse amid the pandemic than other countries, but Joe Biden has a plan to fix it

One of Biden's plans is to reform short-time compensation programs. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The US saw a bigger spike in unemployment early in the pandemic than many other rich countries that also faced early coronavirus outbreaks. Work-share or short-time compensation programs allow employers to reduce a worker's hours while keeping them employed, and the worker can receive partial unemployment benefits rather than facing layoffs. Germany is one country that has a successful work share...
Tags: Germany, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Economy, Cnn, Canada, Unemployment, International Monetary Fund, OECD, Dc, Biden, Illinois, Cnbc


#Saudi Unicorn Looks Beyond Kingdom After Western Union Deal - Bloomberg

Saudi Unicorn Looks Beyond Kingdom After Western Union Deal - Bloomberg Saudi Arabian digital payments firm stc pay, which was valued at $1.3 billion in a funding agreement with Western Union this month, is set to become profitable “very soon” and is in talks with regulators to expand into neighboring countries.The company, launched by the kingdom’s biggest mobile operator Saudi Telecom Co. in late 2018, wants to offer digital payments across the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, Chief Execut...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Digital, Middle East, Western Union, Mohammed bin Salman, Gulf Cooperation Council, STC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom Co, Ahmed Alenazi, Alenazi


Western Union Buys 15% Stake in #Saudi Telecom’s STC Pay Unit - Bloomberg

Western Union Buys 15% Stake in Saudi Telecom’s STC Pay Unit - Bloomberg Western Union Co. has acquired a 15% stake in STC Pay, an arm of Saudi Telecom Co. that is focused on digital payments and financial technology services.Western Union purchased the stake for $200 million, the Saudi-based telecom operator said in a statement Saturday, valuing the company at about 5 billion riyals ($1.3 billion).STC Pay, which goes by lower case lettering in its branding, is a financial company that launched ...
Tags: Travel, Western Union, STC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom, Saudi Telecom Co, STC Pay Unit Bloomberg, STC Pay Unit Bloomberg Western Union Co


'Just 15 minutes out every day': a teenage prisoner's life during Covid

One young inmate tells how being locked up alone for hours and not being able to see his family affected his mental healthUK Covid policy for children in detention ‘cruel and inhumane’, says UN expertFor five months, 16-year-old Sean* spent around 23 hours a day in his cell. He tried to get through the time by doing puzzles and calling his lawyer, asking her again and again to help him get bail.When he arrived at the secure training centre (STC) it was already in lockdown. He was just 15. “I had...
Tags: Children, Law, Society, Mental Health, UK criminal justice, Prisons and probation, Un, Young People, Sean, STC


UPDATE 2-S.Arabia's STC hires banks for IPO of subsidiary -sources | Reuters

UPDATE 2-S.Arabia's STC hires banks for IPO of subsidiary -sources | ReutersSaudi Telecom Co (STC) has hired banks to arrange a potential initial sale of shares in its product and services development arm, Solutions by STC, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.STC, Saudi Arabia’s largest telecoms operator, has appointed HSBC, Morgan Stanley and the investment banking arm of Saudi lender National Commercial Bank to advise on the sale, according to the sources, who declined to be id...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Hsbc, Reuters, STC, NCB Capital, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Commercial Bank, HSBC Morgan Stanley, ReutersSaudi Telecom Co STC, Reuters STC, STC Morgan Stanley


Middle East stocks: Most Gulf markets gain; #Saudi bourse slips | Reuters

Middle East stocks: Most Gulf markets gain; Saudi bourse slips | Reuters: Most Middle Eastern markets ended higher on Wednesday, with Bahrain outperforming the region, while bank stocks weighed on the Saudi index.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index .TASI slipped 0.1% and snapped a four-session winning streak, weighed by Al Rajhi Bank's 1120.SE 0.4% fall and Riyad Bank's 1010.SE 1.3% tumble.Saudi Arabia's largest telecoms operator Saudi Telecom Company (STC) 7010.SE gained 1% as STC has asked banks to...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Gulf, Reuters, Adi, STC, Riyad Bank, Qatar National Bank, Bax


#Saudi Telecom Said to Weigh IPO for Internet-Services Unit - Bloomberg

Saudi Telecom Said to Weigh IPO for Internet-Services Unit - Bloomberg:Saudi Telecom Co. plans to spin off its internet-services unit through an initial public offering on the local stock exchange late next year, in a listing that could value the business at about 10 billion riyals ($2.7 billion), according to people familiar with the matter.Saudi Telecom is considering selling as much as 30% of the unit, Solutions by STC, although no final decisions have been made and the company may still deci...
Tags: Travel, Riyadh, STC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom, Saudi Telecom Co


Middle East Deals: #Saudi Telecom Seeks to Cut Offer for Stake in Vodafone Egypt - Bloomberg

Middle East Deals: Saudi Telecom Seeks to Cut Offer for Stake in Vodafone Egypt - Bloomberg:Saudi Telecom Co. is in discussions to reduce its non-binding $2.39 billion offer for a stake in Vodafone Egypt, two people with direct knowledge of the talks said.The discussions come as a deadline nears for STC to move ahead with the non-binding offer first made in January. The Saudi company in July extended the memorandum of understanding for 60 days due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The ca...
Tags: Travel, Vodafone, STC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom, Saudi Telecom Co, Vodafone Egypt, Vodafone Egypt Bloomberg, Telecom Egypt STC


By Kilian Love Don’t be Shy Review’ish

Perfume PosseBy Kilian Love Don’t be Shy Review’ish So back at the beginning of our solitary confinement, Miss March was bugging me about this fragrance, did I have any, would STC get it back in stock because she wanted to smell what Rihanna smelled like.  I think my… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseBy Kilian Love Don’t be Shy Review’ish
Tags: Rihanna, Beauty, STC, Perfume Reviews, Kilian, Kilian Love Don


#Saudi Telecom extends Vodafone Egypt stake purchase for second time - Reuters

Saudi Telecom extends Vodafone Egypt stake purchase for second time - Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s largest telecoms operator Saudi Telecom Co (STC) (7010.SE) said on Sunday it would need another two months to complete the purchase of Vodafone Group’s 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt.STC signed a non-binding agreement in January to buy the majority stake for $2.4 billion, but extended the process in April by 90 days, citing logistical challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.In a statement, STC said it...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Reuters, STC, Vodafone Group, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom, Vodafone Egypt, Saudi Telecom Co STC, Vodafone Egypt STC


Geoffrey Rush appeal: Daily Telegraph and Nationwide News lose defamation case against actor – live news

Actor to be awarded full $2.9m in damages after judges reject all publisher’s grounds of appeal, including for a retrial, that costs be reduced and that it defamed Rush. Follow the latest updates 1.09am BST Though the appeal was dismissed, the appeal court has agreed with one part of the Daily Telegraph’s submissions, which is that the trial judge put too much weight on promotional press interviews where Eryn Jean Norvill praised Rush. The trial judge, Michael Wigney, had said that Norvill h...
Tags: Australia news, Culture, Stage, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian media, Telegraph, News Corporation, Daily Telegraph, STC, Geoffrey Rush, Nationwide News, Law (Australia, Eryn Jean Norvill, Norvill, Michael Wigney


Los separatistas de Yemen toman el control de la estratégica isla de Socotra

ADEN.- En un duro revés para la monarquía saudita, los rebeldes yemenitas huttíes del Consejo de Transición del Sur (STC) tomaron el control de la isla estratégica de Socotra, situada en las costas de Aden, en el océano Índico, que estaba en manos de las fuerzas progubernamentales y respaldadas por Arabia Saudita.Esta operación profundiza la crisis entre el gobierno y los separatistas del sur de Yemen que no logran implementar el acuerdo de división del poder en las zonas que no se encuentran ba...
Tags: Asia, Politics, News, Argentina, Yemen, Uae, Sana, Agence France Presse, Aden, STC, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Ahmed bin Daghr, Golfo de Aden, Ramzi Mahroos, Andreas Krieg, Organización de Naciones Unidas ONU


Yemen Separatists Declare Self-Rule in Blow to Saudi Arabia

(Bloomberg) -- Yemen separatists have declared self-rule in the country’s south, dealing a major blow to Saudi Arabia’s efforts to end a devastating civil war it fueled in the neighboring nation.A November power-sharing deal between the Saudi-backed administration of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the secessionist Southern Transitional Council supported by the United Arab Emirates had been meant to reconcile onetime allies fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels who control much of the country....
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Iran, United Nations, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Un, Yemen, Hadi, Riyadh, Griffiths, Red Sea, Aden, STC, Sana'a


Saudi coalition calls for end to escalation in Yemen, immediate return to Riyadh agreement

A Saudi Arabia-led coalition said on Monday all parties need to return to the status that existed before the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Yemen declared an emergency in Aden, according to a statement published by the kingdom's state-run news agency. The coalition said any steps that contradict the Riyadh agreement should be cancelled, and it called for an end to any escalation in Yemen. On Sunday, the United Arab Emirates-backed STC announced emergency rule in Aden and all south...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Riyadh, Aden, STC, Southern Transitional Council STC, Mohammed Al Hadhrami


Crisis in Yemen as Aden separatists declare self-rule

Southern Transitional Council breaks with wartorn state’s internationally recognised governmentThe Saudi Arabian-backed government in Yemen has warned of a catastrophe if the country’s powerful separatist movement forges ahead with its declaration of self-rule over the key port city of Aden and other southern provinces.The Southern Transitional Council’s armed forces were deploying on Sunday in Aden, the interim seat of the internationally recognised government backed by the Saudi-led military ...
Tags: World news, Middle East and North Africa, Yemen, Aden, STC, Southern Transitional Council


Society for Technical Communication becomes an affiliate partner for Cherryleaf’s technical writing course

We’re delighted the Society for Technical Communication has become an affiliate partner for Cherryleaf’s Technical Author/Technical Writing course. The Society for Technical Communication... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
Tags: News, Training, Seo, STC, Technical Writing, Society for Technical Communication, Cherryleaf, Cherryleaf s Technical Author Technical Writing


Glossier You Review

Perfume PosseGlossier You Review Glossier You has been out for a couple of years.  Glossier is a little makeup/skincare company. I was pretty oblivious to it for the longest time, but we had it at STC as a sample, and we kept re-ordering it… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseGlossier You Review
Tags: Beauty, STC, Perfume Reviews


Microsoft acquires 5G specialist Affirmed Networks

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Affirmed Networks, a company that specializes in fully virtualized, cloud-native networking solutions for telecom operators. With its focus on 5G and edge computing, Affirmed looks like the ideal acquisition target for a large cloud provider looking to get deeper into the telco business. According to Crunchbase, Affirmed raised a total of $155 million before this acquisition, and the company’s more than 100 enterprise customers include the likes ...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Internet Of Things, Technology, Enterprise, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Tech, AT&T, Computing, Vodafone, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Orange, 5g, Telus


Middle East stocks extend drop, despite new economic measures - Arabianbusiness

Middle East stocks extend drop, despite new economic measures - Arabianbusiness: Abu Dhabi’s ADX General Index loses 3.5% as of 11:50 a.m. local time First Abu Dhabi Bank -4.6%, Etisalat -4.7% Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank -3.9% Dubai’s DFM General Index retreats 1.8% Emirates NBD -4.8%; Emaar Properties -3.1%; DU -2% Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index falls 1.5% Saudi Aramco -1.2%; STC -2%; Sabic -1.5% Exchanges in Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain are closed due to a local holiday [Author: no...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Saudi Aramco, Emirates NBD, SABIC, STC, Emaar Properties, Etisalat, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Kuwait Oman


Webinar recording: How Trends in API Documentation Differ from other Tech Comm Trends

I recently gave a webinar on trends in developer docs to the STC Washington DC chapter on March 12, 2020. In this presentation, I presented the results and analysis of my Trends in Developer Documentation 2020 survey. A recording and audio file is available below.
Tags: Podcasts, Seo, Washington Dc, STC, Api-doc, Stitcher, Tech Comm Trends


Vodafone to sell stake in Egyptian unit to Saudi Telecom for $2.4 billion - Reuters

Vodafone to sell stake in Egyptian unit to Saudi Telecom for $2.4 billion - Reuters:Vodafone Group (VOD.L) has struck a preliminary deal to sell its 55% stake in its Egyptian unit to Saudi Arabia’s largest telecoms operator STC (7010.SE) for $2.4 billion, the companies said on Wednesday. The non-binding deal values Vodafone Egypt at $4.4 billion and the two companies have agreed a arrangement over the long-term use of the Vodafone brand and other services in Egypt.Selling the stake is in line wi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Vodafone, Reuters, Nick Read, STC, Vodafone Group, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom, Vodafone Egypt, Saharan Africa Vodafone


Vodafone to sell stake in Egyptian unit to Saudi Telecom for $2.4 billion

Vodafone Group has struck a preliminary deal to sell its 55% stake in its Egyptian unit to Saudi Arabia's largest telecoms operator STC for $2.4 billion, the companies said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, Saudi Arabia, businessNews, Vodafone, STC, Vodafone Group, Saudi Telecom


Upcoming webinar: How Trends in API Documentation Differ from other Tech Comm Trends

I'm giving a webinar on trends in developer docs on March 12, 2020. The webinar is through the STC Washington DC chapter but anyone is invited to attend. Details are below.
Tags: Seo, Washington Dc, STC, Api-doc, Tech Comm Trends


Salesforce Transit Center: San Fransisco's $2.2 Billion Cracks (slashdot)

Slashdot readers jimminy_cricket and Thelasko share a report from Popular Mechanics about how San Francisco's Salesforce Transit Center went from the Grand Central of the West to a $2.2 billion construction debacle. Here's an excerpt from the report: Built at a cost of $2.2 billion, the Salesforce Transit Center and Park formed the cornerstone of the Bay Area's ambitious regional transportation plan: a vast, clean, efficient web of trains, buses, and streetcars, running through a hub acclaimed a...
Tags: News, San Francisco, West, San Fransisco, Marc Benioff, Bay Area, STC, Popular Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin, Grand Central Station, BeauHD, Bezos Gates, Salesforce Transit Center, Grand Central Station of the West Naming, Zuckerberg Benioff, Michael Engelhardt


Salesforce Transit Center: San Fransisco's $2.2 Billion Cracks

Slashdot readers jimminy_cricket and Thelasko share a report from Popular Mechanics about how San Francisco's Salesforce Transit Center went from the Grand Central of the West to a $2.2 billion construction debacle. Here's an excerpt from the report: Built at a cost of $2.2 billion, the Salesforce Transit Center and Park formed the cornerstone of the Bay Area's ambitious regional transportation plan: a vast, clean, efficient web of trains, buses, and streetcars, running through a hub acclaimed a...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, West, San Fransisco, Marc Benioff, Bay Area, STC, Popular Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin, Grand Central Station, Bezos Gates, Salesforce Transit Center, Grand Central Station of the West Naming, Zuckerberg Benioff, Michael Engelhardt


Season of Docs -- opportunities for both tech writers and open-source organizations to benefit from each other

When I was at the STC Summit last week, I was chatting with Sarah Maddox about Season of Docs. This is a program where technical writers looking to gain experience in the field can work with an open-source organization for a three-month timeframe on specific projects. Open-source organizations can benefit from having dedicated, enthusiastic technical writers building out their documentation.
Tags: General, Seo, STC, Sarah Maddox


Upcoming presentation at the STC Puget Sound chapter in Seattle

On May 21, 2019, I'm giving a presentation on trends to the STC Puget Sound Chapter in Seattle, Washington. The venue is at the University of Washington and will be from 6:00-8:30pm.
Tags: General, Seo, Seattle, University of Washington, STC, Seattle Washington


STC Summit 2019 wrapup

This week I attended the STC Summit 2019, the annual conference of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Thanks so much to everyone who organised, spoke at, and attended this event. It’s been rewarding and fun! STC Summit was packed this year. There were 730 attendees, more than 100 education sessions over the two days […]
Tags: Seo, STC, Technical Communication, Technical Documentation, Technical Writing, Society for Technical Communication STC, STC Summit 2019


Website search with Apache Solr, at STC Summit

This week I’m attending STC Summit 2019, the annual conference of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). I’m blogging my notes from the sessions that I attend. Thanks and all credit go to the speakers. Any mistakes are my own. Scott Prentice‘s session was titled Website Search with Apache Solr. The presentation covered an open […]
Tags: Seo, STC, Technical Communication, Technical Documentation, Technical Writing, Society for Technical Communication STC, Scott Prentice, STC Summit 2019


Compassionate technical writing, at STC Summit

This week I’m attending STC Summit 2019, the annual conference of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). I’m blogging my notes from the sessions that I attend. Thanks and all credit go to the speakers. Any mistakes are my own. Robert Perry’s talk was entitled Technology for Good: Helping Organizations Do (More) Good with Technology. […]
Tags: Seo, STC, Technical Communication, Technical Documentation, Technical Writing, Society for Technical Communication STC, Robert Perry, STC Summit 2019