DiversityInc has released the 2021 version of its "2021 Top 50 Companies for Diversity" list, with companies like Hilton, MasterCard, and Toyota topping the list. Featured Quantum computers could be doing useful work more quickly than everyone thought This old programming language is suddenly hot again. But its future is still far from certain The best Peloton alternatives: Top indoor exercise bikes The best VPN services: Safe and fast don't come free But the list was noticeably devoid of most major tech companies, highlighting a longstanding criticism of the tech industry as a whole that it is largely homogenous at almost every level . Accenture, Comcast, and ADP were all in the top 10 section of the list but no other tech companies were featured. Carlos Rodriguez, president and CEO of ADP, said drastic shifts in today's world exposed a heightened need to address diversity, equity, and inclusion at work and beyond among the company's 58,000 employees. … [Read more...] about Top 50 most diverse companies? Only 3 tech firms make the list
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Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among the countries and territories people will be able to visit without quarantining on their return to the UK, the government has said. As England goes into the next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown on 17 May, a traffic light system that categorises countries based on their COVID-19 risk levels has been drawn up. But what does it mean for travellers? Green List: Travellers returning from a country on that list will not be need to quarantine, and will only be required to take one post-arrival test. It consists of Portugal, Gibraltar, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, plus several small remote islands which are British Overseas Territories. However, entry to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei and the Faroe Islands is severely restricted. Portugal plans to welcome UK tourists who have had a recent negative test, have recovered from the virus and therefore have antibodies, or … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Which countries are on the UK government’s green travel list and what does it mean for quarantining?
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Serba Dinamik Group Bhd (SDGB) will price an initial public offering (IPO) of 10 million shares on the Nasdaq Capital Market by sponsoring Data Knights Acquisition Corp. Data Knights is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganisation, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd (SDHB) said the shares will be traded under the symbol ‘DKDCU’ at a public offering price of US$10 per unit (US$1=RM4.11) on the New York exchange today. It said the total investment made by SDGB in Data Knights was approximately US$5.85 million. "Each unit consists of one share of Data Knights' Class A common stock and one redeemable warrant, which allows the holder to consequently purchase one share of Class A common stock at US$11.50 per share. "Only whole warrants are … [Read more...] about Serba Dinamik to list on Nasdaq via Data Knights
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has sent a diplomatic note asking the United States to suspend funding for an anti-corruption group critical of the government, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday. Lopez Obrador said the formal protest was sent because of financial backing for Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI), a group that investigates political corruption. The president says the group is seeking to undermine his government. "It's interference, it's interventionism, it's promoting coup plotters," said Lopez Obrador, describing funding that includes money from the U.S. Agency for International Development, commonly known as USAID, as an affront to Mexico's sovereignty. "That's why we're asking that (the U.S. government) clarifies this for us. A foreign government can't provide money to political groups." Lopez Obrador was later asked if he believed the U.S. government was seeking to remove him from office, and he responded that he did not … [Read more...] about Mexico president says U.S. finances anti-corruption ‘coup plotters’ group
SHANGHAI: China has approved domestic fund managers' first exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on Hong Kong's Hang Seng TECH Index, state media said on Friday, giving Chinese investors increased access to such big-name stocks as Alibaba and Tencent. Regulatory approval to launch such ETFs was obtained by six Chinese mutual fund managers, including China Asset Management, Dacheng Fund Management and E Fund Management, the Shanghai Securities News reported citing the six fund houses. The Hang Seng TECH Index tracks the 30 biggest technology companies listed in Hong Kong. Constituents include Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Meituan, NetEase Inc, JD.com Inc and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. Hong Kong-based asset manager CSOP Asset Management launched the first ETF tracking the Hang Seng TECH Index in August, about a month after bourse operator Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd introduced the index. Huatai-Pinebridge Fund Management, which … [Read more...] about China approves ETFs tracking HK-listed tech giants – state media