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Good NHS Doctors Do Exist — Despite The Hand They’ve Been Dealt

Good NHS Doctors Do Exist — Despite The Hand They’ve Been Dealt They’re working in a flawed system — and they know it If you’re from the UK and were born between the establishment of UNICEF and the death of Princess Diana, I’m sure you know the National Healthcare Service (NHS) isn’t what it used to be. The end of 2021 saw the public’s lowest satisfaction with the NHS since 1997. Most people were unhappy with the wait time for appointments at hospitals and doctor’s surgeries. Fast forward to Sep

Doctors told me I was 'just fat' - my serious medical condition was missed

As soon as I got my lipoedema diagnosis last year, tears rolled down my cheeks. For years, doctors told me that I was ‘just fat’. But finally a medical professional had confirmed my disproportionately large legs were a medical condition – an extremely painful chronic disease that causes fibrotic fat to accumulate in the lower part of the body, over which the patient has very little to zero control. It was the validation I’d waited nearly 30 years to receive. When I was 12 years old, I began

What’s the Difference Between Delusion and Belief?

How can you know the difference when it’s you in the hot seat? Belief. The one thing that can drive us to achieve our wildest dreams and also shut us inside our houses. Not only am I one of the latter, but I also take it one step further. It feels like my lack of self-belief has me overanalysing — and doubting — my every step. It often stops me from trying new things and regretting my time sitting on the fence and asking “what if I’d just gone for it?”

Cryptocurrency Drives Opportunities in LatAm for Investors, Businesses, and Families

Bitcoin’s inception introduced a major phenomenon– online payments directly between parties would no longer require financial institutions as intermediaries. This compelled a small community of original investors and true believers–the blockchain technology aficionados as well as the speculators who sought to make money from what they thought was a new market scheme. What started out as a few lines of code committed to the Bitcoin blockchain back in 2009, has amassed a following far beyond that

How to Apply for a Crypto License in Singapore

The Payment Services Act (PSA), outlines Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) compliance obligations for Virtual Asset Service Providers, modelled on the guidelines published by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in 2018. The PSA directly addresses financial crime risks related to payment technology whilst codifying previously separate payment regulations. Any business wishing to provide payment services in Singapore must first procure a license specifi

4 Key Crypto Compliance Skills to Form Your Hiring Bread and Butter

Are you one of the businesses wanting to hone in on a crypto user base predicted to reach 1 billion by the end of 2022? Then, of course, you are in the market for a Compliance Officer clued up to embrace the implications of integrating the use of cryptocurrencies within your business. From writing the job advertisement to conducting your first face to face interview, having a firm understanding of what’s expected of candidates who specialize in this relatively new and rapidly expanding technolo

How to Use SNAP Selling to Crush Your KPIs | tldv

To be a potential customer within a shrinking world is to be a fish in a sea littered with hooks. Where some bait may seem wildly inviting to some, most fish have evolved to know better than to fall for it hook, line and sinker. Especially when it can often result in costing their time – their most cherished commodity. Luckily, those in sales aren’t fishing at sea. They’re at their desks working hard with the near nonexistent time they have to balance customers needs with the demand to meet the

What Is XaaS Doing to SaaS in 2022? | tldv

Throughout 2020 and 2021, we saw SaaS infrastructures help almost every organization on the planet work from anywhere when the pandemic disrupted our lives. For those who didn’t have them integrated into their businesses before entering remote work, they sought the aid of third-party collaboration and video conferencing tools like Slack and Google Meet and invested in the development of their own corporate SaaS-based solutions. In 2022, the world is in a state of adjustment and we’ve set our si

The Differences Between Product Marketing VS Marketing

Product marketing vs marketing, customer marketing vs product marketing, product vs marketing… Why compare? They’re all one in the same, right? Surprisingly, no, they’re not. Setting each form of marketing side by side can become its own game of Sesame Street’s “One of These Things”. If you want to know the differences between product marketing vs marketing, customer marketing vs product marketing, product marketing vs brand marketing and more, then you’ve landed in the right place. This articl

20 Team Gift Ideas:Funny Work From Home Gifts

If it’s teammates that build your company walls, showing them your appreciation is probably the cement that can hold it all together. What better way to do that than coming up with some thoughtful gift ideas for work from home employees to raise their spirits – and a few smiles in the process? We know you’re probably having a difficult time thinking up original team gift ideas that set you apart, especially if you make up the 16% of the companies in the world that are 100% remote. So we’ve sc

Sorry, I Didn’t Make It, I Was Murdered En Route

Women like Sabina Nessa aren’t safe to walk alone in the UK without being attacked and murdered… by men. What are the solutions for women’s safety? Of all the reasons for getting stood up, our date being murdered is the last thing we’d expect. Sabina Nessa, a 28-year-old primary school teacher, was found dead near a local community centre by a dog walker on the 18th of September. As a 31-year-old woman myself, this has confirmed a legitimate fe

The U.S. Russian Sanctions Have Empowered Crypto Regulation To a Presidential Scale

On February 21 2022, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to block the property of certain persons and prohibit certain transactions with respect to the continued Russian efforts to undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Since that day, global efforts to stop President Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine have witnessed the passing of economic sanctions against Russia at a truly unprecedented level. Whilst these collected sanctions are beginning to reveal cracks in

The Benefits of Microservices Architecture

Ospree recently implemented a modular microservices architecture to match the needs of VASP companies requiring fast response times and scalability on demand. This is essential for deploying the Ospree platform as part of a highly functional compliance solution capable of performing real time validations. Unlike its predecessor, microservices architecture has a modern approach to designing and constructing software applications, which compartmentalizes their components into smaller, independent

Blockchain P2E’s Voracious Appetite for Gaming MarketShare

Web 3.0 is outstretching its hands to online gaming communities and 2022 is set for a GameFi — or “play-to-earn” (P2E) — hypergrowth. There are already 1.4 million daily interactions with games dapps - nearly half of the industry's usage - as well as $4 billion generated through in-game NFT transactions, according to the 2021 Dapp Industry Report. Modesta Masoit, DappRadar Head of Finance and Research claims we’re on the cusp of GameFi mass adoption: "As these three categories converge (DeFi, NF

2021 Was the Year of NFT'S, Will 2022 Be the Year of NFT Regulation?

At the start of 2021, NFTs were only known to a niche group within the crypto community. By year’s end, the market had swelled to over $40 billion (1) and had become a rakish phenomenon even to non-crypto adopters due to a rapid surge in investor demand. Large sums of money have historically been hidden and shuffled around under the guise of art. Agglutinating this commodity within a rapidly expanding digital market has inadvertently broadened the pool for money laundering under the guise of NF
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