Ministry: PHCorp managing health scheme is non-profit company

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad. PETALING JAYA: The health ministry today sought to allay concerns over its recently-launched health scheme for the bottom 40 (B40) group, including the management of the scheme and consultation and health screening fees at private clinics under the programme. Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd (PHCorp), a non-profit company set up by the ministry to run the Peduli Kesihatan B40 (PeKa B40) scheme, is not managed by a third party. “PHCorp is not a managed care organisation (MCO) or a third party administrator (TPA).…

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Health privacy advocates worry DeepMind will break its promise not to share health data with Google, but the company says nothing is changing

DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on health and AI, announced in a company blog post on Tuesday that its health group will be absorbed by Google. That news comes just days after Google disclosed plans to form a new, centralized health unit at its Silicon Valley, California headquarters led by David Feinberg, a physician and former hospital executive. As part of the move, Google will now manage the Streams app that DeepMind created. Streams is a tool to help doctors and nurses figure out which of their patients are at…

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This Company Thinks Fresh Food is The Key To Your Pet’s Health

When Alex Jarrell founded fresh dog and cat food delivery service NomNomNow, she and her co-founders – Wenzhe Gao and brothers Nate and Zach Phillips – personally handled every aspect of the business. As the only full-time employees, they cooked fresh meals in their kitchens, packaged the meals themselves and personally made deliveries to San Francisco Bay-area pet owners. Credit: NomNomNow, Inc. Alex Jarrell, Wenzhe Gao, Nate Phillips, Zach Phillips. Now, NomNomNow has more than 60 full-time employees, with an office in San Francisco and a kitchen in the East Bay. NomNomNow…

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OnePlus 5T to Get Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS Open Beta Soon, Hints Company

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus Germany’s handle made the announcement on Twitter Open Beta is currently not available, might rollout soon OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 have already received stable builds for Android 8.0 OnePlus has had an intriguing rollout for Android 8.0 Oreo on its smartphones this year. The OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus 5 already have the stable Oreo build rolling out, while the latest OnePlus 5T still hasn’t received a beta version, up until now. The company on Wednesday has hinted that an open beta version for the OnePlus 5T will be available soon. As we…

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ICSI Company Secretary result declared, two girls from Pune ranked among top 25

Two city girls have scored 20th and 21st ranks in the Company Secretary foundation exam, results of which were announced on Wednesday. Eighteen-year-olds Shrikrupa Vibhute and Bhargavi K Kulkarnii are both first-year Commerce students in city-based colleges and it was their first attempt at this exam, in 2017. “I have always wanted to pursue CS. The result is the fruit of a year-long hard work. This would not have been possible without the support of my parents,” said 20th ranker Vibhute, a student of BMCC. She aims at pursuing a…

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Lifestyle audits of former top cop and co-accused should have been done by independent company‚ defence lawyer says

General Arno Lamoer. File photo. Image by: Times Media An independent auditing company should have conducted the lifestyle audits of the accused in the corruption trial involving former provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer. That is what defence lawyer Johnny Nortje‚ told state witness Wynand Wessels during his cross examination in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. Wessels had conducted lifestyle audits of Lamoer‚ three of his former brigadiers and of businessman Salim Dawjee – who is believed to have paid the former high ranking police officials over R1.6-million over…

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Instagram Now Has 600 Million Users, Company Claims

Instagram on Thursday said that its user base has risen to more than 600 million. The company, owned by Facebook, said that new features it has introduced in the past few months helped it gain the steep increase in popularity. The photo-sharing app said it had added 100 million users since June, which is when Instagram last announced its 500 million user milestone, the company said in a blog post. Since then, the company launched Instagram Stories, its picture and video slideshow feature, identical to the signature function of rival Snap…

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Will.i.am: ‘A Tech Company is the Fashion of Tomorrow’

OXFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom — Music artist will.i.am spoke about his experiments at the intersection of music, fashion and technology in a conversation with LVMH chief digital officer Ian Rogers earlier this month. Speaking on stage at VOICES, BoF’s new annual gathering for big thinkers, will.i.am described his incubator-like facility in Hollywood, where a cross-disciplinary team of software engineers, fashion designers and content makers are exploring how the rise of voice interfaces and artificial intelligence can be harnessed for future devices. The wide-ranging conversation also saw will.i.am recall a meeting with François-Henri Pinault, in…

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