Chase the Title with Leicester City Football Club and Syinix

A Premier League Champions Title for Leicester City Football Club Will Refund Large Syinix TV Purchases

KENYA, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After signing a new partnership with Syinix, Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) have kicked off the new Premier League campaign with three consecutive victories, with a triumph away to giants of Manchester City Football Club being the highpoint of the season so far. Although now still in third place in the table, LCFC is on the path to repeat the 2016 title–winning fairytale season, and if they do "" Syinix customers can also get a big payoff!

If LCFC becomes Premier League Champions in 2021, then all purchases of 55–inch Syinix smart TVs during the Flash Sales period (October 11–16, 2020) will be refunded in full! The stakes are being raised, and now the success of the Foxes will not only bring Syinix fans joy, but also a potential reimbursement in May 2021.

This is not a bet. A bet is where you stand to lose a wager. Whether LCFC wins the Premier League or not, purchasers of the Android Smart TV are sure to not be disappointed with their choice. The super wide frameless display will be a marvel to behold and stay with you regardless of the final league table. With a built–in satellite digital tuner, access to streaming platforms on Android, and the special football mode picture quality tuning following LCFC bid to regain the title of Premier League champions will be a party.

In order to be eligible for reimbursement, the following criteria must be met:

  • Purchase a 55–inch Syinix TV during the Kenya Flash Sales (October 11–16, 2020)
  • Share below campaign post on your Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/SyinixKenya/photos/a.1747942838758779/2786555758230810

  • Share picture of your new Syinix TV on your home page with a picture of TV invoice
  • Keep the invoice on hand to the end of the season, and cheer on LCFC to win!

Syinix retains the right to exemptions, and clarifications if some of the criteria are not met.
With this incentive campaign, following LCFC games on a 4K UHD screen will be even more entertaining. Let the featured Dolby Perfect Surround Sound system fill each corner of the room and elevate your viewing experience! Follow the team in royal blue, and follow the SyinixKenya Facebook official account for more special campaigns and more great surprises!

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a6ae27ce–0c5a–4c0c–b659–ab4a69786363

Chase the Title with Leicester City Football Club and Syinix

A Premier League Champions Title for Leicester City Football Club Will Refund Large Syinix TV Purchases

KENYA, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After signing a new partnership with Syinix, Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) have kicked off the new Premier League campaign with three consecutive victories, with a triumph away to giants of Manchester City Football Club being the highpoint of the season so far. Although now still in third place in the table, LCFC is on the path to repeat the 2016 title–winning fairytale season, and if they do "" Syinix customers can also get a big payoff!

If LCFC becomes Premier League Champions in 2021, then all purchases of 55–inch Syinix smart TVs during the Flash Sales period (October 11–16, 2020) will be refunded in full! The stakes are being raised, and now the success of the Foxes will not only bring Syinix fans joy, but also a potential reimbursement in May 2021.

This is not a bet. A bet is where you stand to lose a wager. Whether LCFC wins the Premier League or not, purchasers of the Android Smart TV are sure to not be disappointed with their choice. The super wide frameless display will be a marvel to behold and stay with you regardless of the final league table. With a built–in satellite digital tuner, access to streaming platforms on Android, and the special football mode picture quality tuning following LCFC bid to regain the title of Premier League champions will be a party.

In order to be eligible for reimbursement, the following criteria must be met:

  • Purchase a 55–inch Syinix TV during the Kenya Flash Sales (October 11–16, 2020)
  • Share below campaign post on your Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/SyinixKenya/photos/a.1747942838758779/2786555758230810

  • Share picture of your new Syinix TV on your home page with a picture of TV invoice
  • Keep the invoice on hand to the end of the season, and cheer on LCFC to win!

Syinix retains the right to exemptions, and clarifications if some of the criteria are not met.
With this incentive campaign, following LCFC games on a 4K UHD screen will be even more entertaining. Let the featured Dolby Perfect Surround Sound system fill each corner of the room and elevate your viewing experience! Follow the team in royal blue, and follow the SyinixKenya Facebook official account for more special campaigns and more great surprises!

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a6ae27ce–0c5a–4c0c–b659–ab4a69786363

Jacada Recognized for a Second Consecutive Year as a Major Contender in Everest Group PEAK Matrix for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 2020

ATLANTA, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As organizations look to graduate from traditional RPA tools and expand into more scalable Intelligent Automation platforms, Jacada continues to differentiate with its unique customer service automation offering. With a laser sharp focus on delivering end–to–end call center automation solutions powered by RPA, this latest announcement by Everest Group puts Jacada in a league of their own as the only vendor to be recognized in both RPA and IVA PEAK Matrix 2020 reviews.

Everest Group's latest research acknowledges Jacada's strength in providing an end–to–end intelligent automation platform. Focusing on the customer experience side of the business with RPA (unattended, attended, and human–in–the–loop modes), Jacada enables end–to–end customer service automation solutions for both self–service and agent assisted interactions.

"Jacada's product development and go–to–market strategy is focused on automating customer service operations," said Amardeep Modi, Practice Director, Everest Group. "It is a pioneer in delivering unified RPA and conversational AI capabilities and has a differentiated value proposition for organizations looking to automate and optimize processes across the customer service value chain."

RPA in 2020 has seen its share of acquisitions as the market pushes for more than stand–alone RPA capabilities. Complementary use of AI and RPA are opening up more use cases for organizations as they work to expand their automation footprint. Customer Service use cases are also on the rise as the global pandemic has brought a new sense of urgency to digital adoption agendas.

"The customer experience automation space is exciting right now as back office RPA vendors scramble to message their way out of years of scale challenges, false starts, and limited automation pipelines," explains Scott Merritt, Global Head of Automation for Jacada. "As a result, all RPA roads seem to be migrating into the customer service space in search of the holy automation grail but it's a complex space that demands tenure and tested solutions. As one of those pressure tested vendors for the past two decades, we are extremely proud to hold this unique status with Everest Group for both RPA and IVA and look forward to the new attention it brings to our story and our customers."

This recent accomplishment for Jacada comes on the heels of being named a Major Contender in the IVA 2020 annual report, "" Technology Vendor Landscape With Products PEAK Matrix Assessment, also by Everest Group. These recognitions along with Jacada's placement in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrants for Workforce Engagement Management and Robotic Process Automation provide further evidence of how Jacada is seen as a trailblazer in the customer service automation space.

Download your Jacada in focus copy of Everest Group's "Robotic Process Automation "" Technology Vendor Landscape with Products PEAK Matrix Assessment 2020."

About Jacada

Jacada is a global leader in customer service automation delivering intelligent self–service and workforce engagement management solutions for enterprise clients. Using a #CollaborationFirst approach to automation, Jacada's contact center solutions bring together rich UX design, real–time guidance, and intelligent automation capabilities powered by customer service RPA. With our low–code automation and AI hub, we create a collaborative experience between customers, employees, and robots.

For press inquiries, contact Scott Merritt via phone at 770–361–5900 or email at smerritt@jacada.com.

A video accompanying this announcement is available at https://youtu.be/151Hlyz98Ts

Does COVID-19 Imply an End to the Epoch of Science?

Maybe COVID marks the end of the epoch of Science. Maybe Science and Technology will no longer be the key to power and to global domination

There is a deep mistrust not only of institutions and big business, but even of the medical establishment. One of the most worrying symptoms of this mistrust and disillusionment is the No Vax Movement. Credit: Bigstock

By Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine Khan
AMSTERDAM/ROME, Oct 8 2020 – Around the 16th century there was a radical shift in the way humans perceived nature.  New thinking in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics heralded a deeper understanding of the world around us.  Between the 17th and 18th century this new thinking had resulted in spate of technological inventions such as the steam engine, railways, electricity and the telephone.

Humans became masters of the world that surrounded us. Complemented with new institutional and financial innovations such the stock markets, banking and insurance this heralded in an unprecedented period of growth.  

These scientific and technological changes were centred in Europe and subsequently in the USA. They not only transformed the daily life and work of people who lived there, but also led to a new mind-set. Science and Technology were held to be supreme and the custodians of scientific knowledge had a right, if not a duty, to rule the world. 

With the underlying problems in the technology based model of development becoming apparent, many people in the advanced countries were themselves questioning the supremacy of science. Greater environmental awareness has also led to questions about the ethics of high consumption lifestyles
Driven by the need for raw materials and markets, and with the help of ever more powerful military hardware, this new thinking resulted in the domination, colonization and exploitation of much of Asia, Africa and South America.

This world view has been eroding for some time due to various changes.  On the military front, it is clear that apart from nuclear weapons, there is little in western arsenals that would enable them to conquer and hold territory against the wish of the local population – however poor and backward they are. 

The war in Viet Nam gave the French and the USA their first bloody nose after the victory of the Allies in the Second World War. In Afghanistan the USA, with all its aeroplanes, missiles and sophisticated electronic equipment, have not made progress against a bunch of “pyjama-clad fighters wearing canvas sneakers”. In Iraq, the Shock and Awe was a prelude to a quagmire from which the USA is still struggling to extricate itself.

On the economic front the OPEC-led oil crisis of the early 1970s demonstrated the dependence of the west on of a handful of middle-eastern Sheikhs.  More recently, China has been happily absorbing technology from the USA and Europe and using this to propel growth.

China is now the biggest economy in the world, surpassing the USA as well as the EU. It is now using its economic muscle to make inroads into western political and military dominance in much of Asia and Africa, as well as parts of South America. 

On the environmental front, the western countries initially had few qualms about using non-renewable resources in a completely unsustainable manner and to create irreversible air, land and water pollution.  Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, one of the main indicators of increasing environmental degradation, have been rising since the industrial revolution in the mid-18th century.

Accelerating climate change, with greater frequency of extreme weather  events, has highlighted the unsustainability of the current technology and energy intensive development. Biodiversity is dramatically dropping as habitats continue to be destroyed. 

With the underlying problems in the technology based model of development becoming apparent, many people in the advanced countries were themselves questioning the supremacy of science. Greater environmental awareness has also led to questions about the ethics of high consumption lifestyles.

There is a deep mistrust not only of institutions and big business, but even of the medical establishment. One of the most worrying symptoms of this mistrust and disillusionment is the No Vax Movement  –  significant numbers of people are now refusing to use tried and tested vaccines such as that for measles and mumps. 

Now a virus, one 10,000th the size of a grain of sand has wreaked havoc.  It will possibly continue to do so as infection rates will most likely spike in the coming months, as is already happening in several European countries. 

A vaccine will certainly help restore some confidence but with winter rapidly approaching, there is a possibility that many families may be spending Christmas in lockdowns and limited by other social restrictions. 

Maybe COVID marks the end of the epoch of Science. Maybe Science and Technology will no longer be the key to power and to global domination. Maybe global and regional power will be a function of land and demographics – as it was before the Scientific Revolution. Maybe the next centuries will belong to Asia and Africa with their fast growing economies and youthful populations.

 

Daud Khan works as consultant and advisor for various Governments and international agencies. He has degrees in Economics from the LSE and Oxford – where he was a Rhodes Scholar; and a degree in Environmental Management from the Imperial College of Science and Technology. He lives partly in Italy and partly in Pakistan

Leila Yasmine Khan is an independent writer and editor based in the Netherlands. She has Master’s degrees in Philosophy and one in Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric – both from the University of Amsterdam – as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Rome (Roma Tre). She provided research and editorial support. 

The Wreckage Of Trump’s Presidency*

President Donald Trump at the UN Security Council (UNSC) when the US held the rotating Presidency of the Council. Credit: VOA

By Alon Ben-Meir
NEW YORK, Oct 8 2020 – Like many Americans, I have been observing Trump’s rise to power with some perplexity, often asking myself how and why a man of his character became the President of the United States, which is viewed as the most powerful political office in the world.

But out of a sense of fairness, I thought that he should be given a chance, as he may be able to rise to the occasion and prove me and others wrong.

Indeed, for someone who seeks adulation, reverence, admiration of his ‘genius,’ respect, and appreciation of his ‘unlimited talents and expertise’ on just about every subject, I wondered, why would he not use the power of the presidency to earn all that he desperately wants to be recognized for?

After all, despite his character flaws, he made it to the White House. And yet having reached the pinnacle of power, he still wants more, when in fact the presidency, regardless of constitutional constraints, provides him with all the power he needs to effect revolutionary constructive change—if he only willed it.

Over the past four years, I devoted over 50 of my weekly articles and essays to the Trump presidency, in a way chronologizing some of his statements, the issues he tackled, his policy initiatives, his ideological leanings, and certainly his appetite for making false statements, misrepresenting facts, and creating his own alternate reality.

Before long, I realized that this man is simply irredeemable. He has shown that he is plainly unfit to hold the office of the presidency, which carries an awesome power both domestically and internationally. He did not “make America great again;” he tarnished America’s greatness for much of the world to see.

Many psychiatrists and psychologists who have analyzed his behavior, public utterances, and tweets have unanimously concluded that Trump is a psychopath, a pathological liar, uncompassionate, narcissist, greedy, and shallow.

He sees things only in black and white, and never cares to understand the nuances of any issue before him. Here lies Trump’s sickness.

In his world, the presidency is not enough to satisfy his ego and make up for his dismal failures and complete lack of self-confidence. He needs unchecked power—dictatorial power—so that no one can question his actions, motives, or agenda, however skewed or criminal they may be.

Sooner than later, Trump will leave office disgracefully, leaving behind the wreckage of a century, the extent of which none of his predecessors have remotely left in their wake. He stained the office of the presidency, as he brought nothing but shame and disdain to the most prestigious office in the land which is looked upon with awe and admiration around the world.

It will take years, and in some cases decades, to repair the extensive damage he inflicted on our country. We must now attend to healing our deep wounds that tore us apart before we can realize, once again, the American dream.

Since I submitted the manuscript of my book* nearly two months ago, Trump’s behavior has become ever more astonishing. He has consistently delegitimized the elections, sabotaged the postal service in order to interfere with mail-in voting, which millions of Americans are turning to due to the coronavirus pandemic, and openly refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election (let alone commit to accepting the result should he lose).

This past week Trump contracted the coronavirus, along with many of those around him, a development that should not be at all surprising given his refusal to engage in social distancing or wear a mask, or any other preventative measures recommended by the CDC.

Recklessness, stubbornness, arrogance and ineptitude have characterized him and his administration since the pandemic began, and there seems to be no bottom to his irresponsibility.

During the first presidential debate, Trump did everything he could to debase such an important part of the election process that allows the American public to hear what the candidates for the highest office in the land have to say.

He interrupted former Vice President Biden nearly 130 times, made scores of misleading statements and said outright lies, and “bragged” about an economy in tatters. He spoke about the coronavirus in the past tense, while new infections and deaths continue to rise daily—over 7 million infected and over 210,000 dead.

To be sure, Trump behaved during the debate just the way Biden characterized him—a clown; unhinged, uncaring, and dismissive with an uncanny hostile demeanor. Millions of viewers just like me cringed in their seats, ashamed to have such a loose cannon, and an ignorant and self-conceited man once again a candidate for the presidency after four years of his disastrous performance.

It is now the responsibility of every American who is eligible to vote, who cares and loves this country, to say NO to Trump and his enablers in the Republican Party. The damage that he and his stooges have inflicted on our democracy and institutions is hard to assess.

If he is given another four years, he will shatter every pillar on which this republic has rested, causing incalculable wounds from which we will not recover for decades.

*The article is an introductory chapter in the just-released book, “Trump—The Wannabe Dictator” by Alon Ben-Meir.

 


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