Month: June 2020

Macron backs plans to tell French to eat less cheese to help the environment

A citizens' environmental panel suggested cutting meat and cheese consumption in France by 20 per cent - AFP
A citizens’ environmental panel suggested cutting meat and cheese consumption in France by 20 per cent – AFP

President Emmanuel Macron, reeling from a humiliating wave of Green local election victories over the weekend, has embraced an unusual strategy to win back popularity: suggesting the French eat less cheese. 

The president backed a series of proposals from an environmental citizens’ panel on Monday, including that the French should cut their cheese and meat consumption by 20 per cent.

He also promised €15 billion (£13.7bn) in new funding to fight climate change, a day after Green candidates seized control of cities including Lyon, Strasbourg and Besançon. In Paris, the Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, was re-elected with Green support.

On Monday, Macron met members of a citizen’s panel he convened earlier this year to shape government policy on the environment after accusations that he had failed to deliver on promises

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The future of work is a ‘work anywhere, live anywhere environment’ that’s all digital

Salesforce (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff said on Friday that employees will adapt to a future that’s increasingly digital, as the COVID-19 pandemic shifts the dynamic between companies and their workers.

As coronavirus lockdowns forced businesses and schools to rely on technology to replace in-person work and meetings, it accelerated already existing trends around the future of the workplace.

Weighing in on an increasingly hot topic, the billionaire tech chief — who disrupted the enterprise software space over two decades ago with Salesforce’s cloud-based enterprise software-as-a-service (Saas) — told Yahoo Finance that he’s been asked a lot lately about what the future of work looks like post-COVID-19. 

Benioff said that “we’re in this all-digital environment. Here we are, you know, using this technology to communicate and to do this interview,” he said in a wide-ranging discussion.

“And that looks a lot like what the future of work is.

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The Biden campaign says it’s limiting contact with foreign officials, blaming a ‘poisonous environment’ created by Trump

The Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

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  • Joe Biden’s presidential campaign says it’s limiting members’ interaction with foreign officials, Politico reported.

  • A campaign official told the outlet that President Donald Trump had created a “poisonous environment” around interacting with other countries.

  • Trump was impeached over his dealings with Ukraine, and he has also faced scrutiny for his interactions with Russia and China.

  • Trump was acquitted over Ukraine in February by the Republican-controlled Senate.

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Joe Biden’s presidential campaign says it’s restricting its members’ interactions with foreign officials, Politico reported Tuesday.

Antony Blinken, a senior adviser to Biden, told the outlet that the measure was meant to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest amid what he called a “poisonous environment” attributed to President Donald Trump.

Trump has been accused of inappropriate interactions with foreign officials both during his 2016 campaign and

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Edited Transcript of MGIC.TA earnings conference call or presentation 26-May-20 2:00pm GMT

Or Yehuda Jun 22, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Magic Software Enterprises Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 2:00:00pm GMT

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. – CFO

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. – CEO & Director

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division – Analyst

H.C. Wainwright & Co, LLC, Research Division – MD of Equity Research & Senior Technology Analyst

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to Magic Software Enterprises 2020 First Quarter Financial Results Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. With us online today are Magic’s CEO, Mr. Guy Bernstein; Magic’s CFO; Mr. Asaf Berenstin; and Magic VP of Technology and Innovation; Mr. Yuval Lavi. Magic quarterly earnings release was issued before the market opened this morning, and it has been posted on the company’s website at www.magicsoftware.com.

Before we start, I’d like to remind … Read More