Tag: Access

Starting on the West Side, a push to expand internet access to San Antonio students could reach 20,000 in 12 months

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Up to 2,400 West Side students currently without internet access at home could have it by December under San Antonio’s Connected Beyond the Classroom program, the city’s Office of Innovation said Tuesday.

The effort to bridge the digital divide for students in underserved areas — which became a crisis spawned by the need for remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic — will eventually provide internet access to up to 20,000 students at no cost, Brian Dillard, the city’s chief innovation officer, told a City Council committee.

About one-fifth of San Antonio households with children don’t have ready access to the internet, a survey conducted earlier this year found. The city invested $27.3 million from its general

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Google redesigned Google Pay app to streamline users’ access to cards

  •  Google Pay’s redesigned app streamlines users’ access to their cards.
  • This could potentially help the mobile payment provider pull in users.

The updated app design shows just a carousel of a user’s payment cards, loyalty cards, and passes on its homepage, with the intent of making it easier to access them, per Android Police.

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Google Pay is trying to streamline its app.

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The homepage also features a floating “+” button that lets users add new cards and passes. Additionally, the redesign removed a menu bar at the bottom of the app in favor of a “hamburger menu” that gives users access to their activity history, settings, and more, streamlining the app’s interface without removing users’ ability to call up key information.

This appears to be part of a broader effort by Google Pay to encourage usage by trying to give users easier access to their cards. The

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JinkoSolar Announces Strategic Plan of its Subsidiary to Access China’s Capital Markets

SHANGRAO, China, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that its board of directors has approved a strategic plan to access China’s capital markets through its principal operating subsidiary Jinko Solar Co., Ltd. (“Jiangxi Jinko”).

JinkoSolar is considering the opportunity to list Jiangxi Jinko, after certain intragroup restructuring, on the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s Sci-Tech innovation board (the “STAR Market”), an exchange intended to support innovative companies in China, within the next three years.  

To qualify Jiangxi Jinko for a STAR Market listing and to raise additional capital to support its continuous expansion, the board has also approved an equity financing of Jiangxi Jinko, under which certain China-based reputable third-party investors, JinkoSolar’s founders, Xiande Li, Kangping Chen and Xianhua Li, and senior management personnel have agreed

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Strategic Education, Inc. and Noodle Partners Unite to Provide Employers with Access to a Variety of Education and Upskilling Programs from the Nation’s Leading Universities

HERNDON, Va. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strategic Education, Inc. (Strategic Education) (NASDAQ: STRA), the parent company of Strayer and Capella Universities, and Noodle Partners, which helps a growing network of colleges and universities use technology and shared services to lower costs while raising capacity and faculty-to-student engagement, announced today that they will join forces to provide employers with a seamless approach to administering tuition assistance benefits. The partnership is designed to ensure the effectiveness of such benefits and to give covered employees access to affordable, relevant education options from top public and private schools.

Using WorkforceEdge, a complete employee education management platform, employees can connect to a wide variety of online undergraduate and graduate programs in Noodle’s network of top public and private universities, and the affordable programs within Strategic Education’s portfolio, including Strayer University and Capella University. WorkforceEdge also serves as the portal for employers to administer and

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Mastercard will spend $500 million to expand financial access in Black communities

Mastercard is pledging $500 million over the next five years to expand financial inclusion for Black individuals and businesses. Through three interconnected initiatives, and with the help of various partners, the financial services company aims to deliver tools and resources to allow many long-excluded African Americans to access affordable financial services and build prosperity.


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It’s not new territory for the company; Mastercard has just completed a goal of bringing 500 million unbanked and underbanked people into the financial system. But this new initiative will directly target members of the Black community, who have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that Black businesses have had a 41% closure rate—versus 17% for white businesses. Even in ordinary times, the median wealth of Black families is a tenth of that of white families.

“We’ve done a lot of research, we know the

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Business Report: Biggest Driver and Restraint for Remote Access Software Market

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Sep 17, 2020 (PRNews Times via COMTEX) —
In the outbreak of COVID-19, most of the organizations across the globe are working remotely, without any backup plans, in order to just keep the business up for survive. This remote access software plays an essential role in disease spread throughout the world coronavirus, by providing connectivity among people. For instance, Columbia University Information technology make use of “islonline” remote access software to facilitate students with online learning. As we all know that, with the increase in online communication platforms the chances of cyber criminals is also increasing. For instance, “Zoom” is one of the most common video communication platforms used around the world. It witness a major increase in demand since the occurrence of pandemic. Check Point, a leader in cyber security solutions launched technique helps to discover

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Startup Immediate speeds earned wage access via Visa’s push payments

Immediate will use Visa Direct to provide real-time access for employees to collect earned, but not yet paid wages before scheduled payday.

The Birmingham, Alabama-based startup offers lower costs alternative to payday loans. According to The PEW Charitable Trusts, 12 million Americans borrow from payday lenders each year and spend more than $7 billion on payday loans. Immediate works through employers, integrating with a company’s time and tracking payroll software in order to determine the wages an employee has accrued during a payroll cycle. Immediate has built integrations with ADP, Kronos, Paychex, Paylocity, UltiPro, Prism HR, as well as other payroll platforms.

While many EWA providers such as PayActive set a limit, such as $500, on how much an employee can access early, Immediate works with each individual employer to set customized limits.

The employee can access and request wages by using the company’s mobile app called ImmediatePay. Any eligible

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O’Genius Priority Ltd Partners with the Mastercard Foundation to Offer High School Students Free Access to Online Learning

Kigali, Rwanda — O’Genius Priority Ltd recently signed a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to support home-bound secondary school students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new partnership, part of the Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, will enable students to access the O’Genius Panda online learning platform free of charge from August 2020 until December 2021. The platform, which includes a range of content to support STEM subject learning, will be available   on the Rwanda Education Board’s e-learning portal.

The content will span eight major subjects, including: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Computer Science.   Students will also have access to a bank of over 50,000 practice questions for revision and assessment, and technical content on the platform will provide access to non-academic “life-skills” training opportunities. The platform will be zero-rated, meaning that their internet bundles will not be consumed by accessing the content—and O’Genius Priority Ltd

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Alcatraz hires Blaine Fredrick to enhance access control platform | Security News

In pursuit of providing a safe and secure environment in the workplace

All public properties are faced with a diverse and complicated set of safety and security risks, from health and safety to violence, terrorism, natural disasters, fires, political and environmental. Reducing safety and security risks requires the hands-on support of all operating teams, not just the security team, each playing their part in the pursuit of providing a safe and secure environment for all customers and staff.
The challenge is twofold, one many still rely on antiquated logbooks, checklists, and manuals to manage the broad spectrum of safety and security risks. And two, the resources we rely on to complete the tasks necessary to improve safety are generally junior, inexperienced, and not particularly loyal to the business. Continuing to rely on these outdated and complicated management practices is risky and could be very costly. It leaves organisations exposed to

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TSC offering outdoor WiFi access at schools as virtual classes continue


LAFAYETTE – Thursday, Mike Pinto, principal of James Cole Elementary, tweeted a photo outside the building showing several picnic tables set up around the school grounds.

“The Cole Outdoor Internet Cafe is open for classroom business!” Pinto posted. “Rethinking our approach.”

The school’s “outdoor internet cafe” is possible thanks to a partnership between Tippecanoe School Corp. and Wintek/Tipmont, which offers outdoor TSC WiFi locations at 14 locations, including Cole Elementary, and free, public WiFi at four other TSC schools.

The outdoor WiFi access at Cole Elementary allows students inside the school building to have a “mask break” during the day, while still learning

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