Keith Barnes Named Market President for Cigna’s Commercial Business in North Texas and Oklahoma

In this role, his responsibilities include driving market growth by creating customer value and ensuring that the local market strategy, product and network offerings meet evolving customer and client needs. While focusing on improving health care affordability, predictability, and simplicity for Cigna’s clients and customers, he will collaborate with area health care professionals and health systems to help improve the health of Cigna’s customers, and lead Cigna’s efforts to serve local communities.

Keith Barnes is an accomplished and skilled leader who understands the complexities of the local market. He is committed to driving value for our customers and clients, and with his extensive broker and client relationships in North Texas and Oklahoma, he is exceptionally well-suited to drive sales and customer growth,” said Ralph Holmes, senior vice president for Cigna’s U.S. commercial business in the Southwest region.

Barnes comes to Cigna with more than 33 years of

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Global Knowledge Selected as Microsoft’s First North American Learning Partner to Have Training Schedules Listed on the Microsoft Learn Site

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CARY, N.C., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT training and professional skills development, is the first learning partner to have its training schedule integrated into the Microsoft Learn site in North America. Global Knowledge was selected because of its global footprint and robust high-frequency Microsoft training schedules.

On Microsoft’s site, Microsoft Learn is positioned as an online training platform that provides interactive learning for Microsoft products and more. Its goal is to help professionals become proficient on Microsoft technologies and learn more skills with fun, guided, hands-on, interactive content that’s specific to job roles and goals.

“Microsoft Learn will be an important way for tech professionals to easily find instructor-led Microsoft training opportunities,” said Debbie Murray-John, Global Knowledge’s global product director for Microsoft. “We

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Govt warned it cannot lockdown North ‘on the cheap’ as Christmas looms

Ministers are facing a backlash from leaders in the north of England over fresh coronavirus lockdowns, which they say risk “severe redundancies” and business closures in the run-up to Christmas.



a group of people in a store: Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline a new three-tiered system of lockdown measures on Monday


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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline a new three-tiered system of lockdown measures on Monday

Their comments come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline a new three-tiered system of measures to MPs on Monday with plans expected to include the closure of pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues.

Leaders from Greater Manchester, Tyneside, Sheffield and Liverpool have called for more cash to support areas placed under tougher restrictions, warning ministers they cannot lockdown the North “on the cheap”.

They said an expansion of the UK-wide Job Support Scheme, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Friday, does not go far enough.

Under the scheme, workers at businesses forced to close because of stricter lockdown

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Coronavirus: Mayors warn govt it cannot lockdown North ‘on the cheap’ as Christmas looms | UK News

Ministers are facing a backlash from leaders in the north of England over fresh coronavirus lockdowns, which they say risk “severe redundancies” and business closures in the run-up to Christmas.

Their comments come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline a new three-tiered system of measures to MPs on Monday with plans expected to include the closure of pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues.

Leaders from Greater Manchester, Tyneside, Sheffield and Liverpool have called for more cash to support areas placed under tougher restrictions, warning ministers they cannot lockdown the North “on the cheap”.

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Burnham: Govt measures will ‘widen North-South divide’

They said an expansion of the UK-wide Job Support Scheme, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Friday, does not go far enough.

Under the scheme, workers at businesses forced to close because of stricter lockdown measures will

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North America Telecom Billing & Revenue Management Market to 2026 with Recent Industry Wide Strategic Developments & Top Winning Strategies

DUBLIN, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “North America Telecom Billing & Revenue Management Market by Component, by Deployment Type, by Operator Type, by Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The North America Telecom Billing & Revenue Management Market is expected to witness market growth of 11.5% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2026).

The communications, media, and cloud markets are also experiencing noteworthy transformations, and therefore service providers need to plan new strategies as they are witnessing new challenges. Service providers are facing substantial challenges in the business such as rise in competition at both national and an international level, loss of customer loyalty due to decrease in margins for traditional service assistances, and commoditization of services.

In this new business environment, service providers are need to bring changes in their business in order to meet the new market demands.

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North Central Massachusetts Chamber Welcomes Ryan Murphy to its Professional Staff

Fitchburg – The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Murphy to its professional staff in the position of Marketing Manager.

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In this position, Mr. Murphy will be responsible for the marketing and communications efforts of the Chamber and its affiliate organizations – Visit North Central Massachusetts and the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation. This would include managing our multiple websites, social media platforms, media buys, public relations and other marketing channels.

Ryan comes to the Chamber with experience in marketing and graphic design, which includes work he has done for the U.S. Consumer Healthcare Advocacy Group, Blue Wave Solar, the Sprinkler Factory and Expose Yourself Public Relations. He is a graduate of Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Minor in Graphic Design. In his free time, he likes to head to Mount Wachusett for

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