Software program bridges the education gap

Software program bridges the education gap

Waterford UPSTART Program addresses educational achievement gap With the potentially long-lasting effects of coronavirus pandemic learning, there’s a plan to catch up those who may be falling behind. MILWAUKEE – In an effort to address the achievement gap now and at an early age, the state is providing funding to an education nonprofit to help … Read more

Gap to close all of its 81 stores in UK and Ireland as clothing brand goes fully online

An exterior view of fashion retailer Gap's Oxford Street store

Gap is set to close all of its 81 stores in the UK and Ireland as the clothing giant shuts up shop. The company said it intends to take business online “in a phased manner” from the end of August through to the end of September this year. The High Street stalwart said the decision … Read more

Bridging the gap between digital retail and digital finance for car buyers

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eLEND Solutions and Orbee are partnering to transition more car dealership shoppers, to buyers. On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Pete MacInnis, Founder and CEO of eLEND Solutions and we’re also joined by Atul Patel, CEO of Orbee. Atul begins the conversation by stating that he’s not surprised by the numbers regarding online car … Read more

Gov to bridge insurance gap for flood-affected Canterbury farmers

Gov to bridge insurance gap for flood-affected Canterbury farmers

The New Zealand government has committed to a further $4 million in relief funding to help flood-affected Canterbury farmers pay for costs not covered by insurance. The government also announced an additional $100,000 for the Mayoral Relief Fund to support Canterbury communities. Read more: Who has been worst affected by the Canterbury floods? The severity … Read more

COVID Crisis Cuts Global Macro Resilience, Raises Insurance Protection Gap: Swiss Re

COVID Crisis Cuts Global Macro Resilience, Raises Insurance Protection Gap: Swiss Re

The COVID-19 crisis reduced overall global macro resilience – or the ability of societies to absorb shocks – by 18% in 2020 from 2019, according to a sigma report published by Swiss Re Institute. At the same time, the report indicated, the global insurance protection gap reached a record high of $1.4 trillion. Last year’s … Read more

New cycling programme in East London wants to ‘bridge gap’ in health inequality

Bikeworks member Calvin. Photograph: courtesy Bikeworks A new cycling programme is helping Londoners with a disability or mental health need reconnect with outdoor activity after a turbulent year of Covid restrictions. Bikeworks, a community social enterprise, is soon to move into new digs at the Centre of Excellence at the Olympic Park, where it will … Read more

Gap selects Walmart to sell its new Gap Home brand

The new world of retail has Gap making home goods for Walmart. The two retailers have partnered to introduce Gap Home, a new brand of home goods including décor, tabletop, bedding and bath that will be sold exclusively on Walmart.com beginning June 24. The two retailers called it a multiyear partnership that brings together Walmart’s … Read more