Know how to manage and prevent diabetes for a better life

ISA proudly supports World Diabetes Day 2023 with its awareness campaign

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) proudly renews its support to World Diabetes Day (WDD), organised each year on 14th November by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and in 2023 with the theme ‘Know your risk, know your response’.1

1 in 10 adults worldwide, approximately 537 million people, have diabetes and half a billion more are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.2 Though, type 2 diabetes and its complications can be delayed or prevented by adopting and maintaining healthy habits, including following a balanced diet and being physically active. This is why the ISA joins the call to help increase awareness of diabetes risk and response.

Discover the latest nutritional guidelines for diabetes management
Knowing your risk of type 2 diabetes to help delay or prevent the condition is important. Knowing what to do and eat for better diabetes control is also vital! The ISA supports health professionals in staying informed of the latest evidence-based nutritional guidelines to inform discussions with patients on diabetes prevention and management. Hence, the ISA online campaign for World Diabetes Day 2023 aims to raise awareness about the importance of knowing what to eat for diabetes prevention and management, while sharing the latest nutritional guidelines for diabetes management and the recommendations for the intake of low/no calorie sweeteners in diabetes:

Low/no calorie sweeteners as part of healthy diet for people with diabetes
Alongside other cornerstones of diabetes management, a healthy diet has the potential to improve glucose control, reduce the risk of diabetes complications and improve quality of life. Diabetes and nutrition-related organisations globally recognise that low/no calorie sweeteners can be safely used by people with diabetes to help reduce overall energy and sugars intake without affecting blood glucose control, and thus be a helpful strategy to aid with glycaemic control and weight management.3-8 This was recognised, among others, in the “Evidence-based European recommendations for the dietary management of diabetes” updated in April 2023 by the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DNSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)3 and by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in their annually updated “Standards of Care in Diabetes” including the ADA’s current clinical practice and medical nutrition therapy recommendations.4

ISA activities for World Diabetes Day 2023 have been endorsed by diabetes organisations including the Brazilian diabetes association (ANAD)9, the Brazilian Association of Diabetes Educators (ANBED)10 and the Brazilian Federation of Diabetes Organisations (FENAD).11

Share the ISA campaign for World Diabetes Day 2023 on social media with your friends, family and network by using the dedicated hashtags #ISA4WDD, #WorldDiabetesDay and #KnowYourRisk.

More information about ISA activities for World Diabetes Day is available here.


  1. More information about World Diabetes Day 2023 is available on the WDD website available at:
  2. IDF, Diabetes Atlas 10th edition 2021. Available at: (Accessed 20 October 2023)
  3. Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DNSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Evidence-based European recommendations for the dietary management of diabetes. Diabetologia. 2023 Jun;66(6):965-985.
  4. ElSayed NA, Aleppo G, Aroda VR, et al, on behalf of the American Diabetes Association. 5. Facilitating Positive Health Behaviors and Well-being to Improve Health Outcomes: Standards of Care in Diabetes-2023. Diabetes Care. 2023 Jan 1;46(Supple 1):S68-S96.
  5. Diabetes UK. The use of low or no calorie sweeteners. Position Statement (Updated December 2018). Available at: (Accessed 20 October 2023)
  6. Laviada-Molina H, Escobar-Duque ID, Pereyra E, et al. Consenso de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Diabetes sobre uso de edulcorantes no calóricos en personas con diabetes [Consensus of the Latin-American Association of Diabetes on low calorie sweeteners in persons with diabetes]. Rev ALAD. 2018;8:152-74.
  7. Sievenpiper JL, Chan CB, Dworatzek PD, Freeze C, Williams SL. Diabetes Canada 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada: Nutrition Therapy. Can J Diabetes. 2018;42(Suppl 1):S64-S79
  8. MacLeod J, Franz MJ, Handu D, et al. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Practice Guideline for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Adults: Nutrition Intervention Evidence Reviews and Recommendations. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017;117(10):1637-1658
  9. Associação Nacional de Atenção ao Diabetes
  10. Associação Nacional Brasileira de Educadores em Diabetes
  11. Federação Nacional de Associações e Entitades de Diabetes

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Richborough Battery Energy Park is Officially Handed Over to Shell to Begin Trading on the Energy Markets

London, Nov. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Pacific Green is happy to report that control of the first stage of the 99.8 MWh Richborough Battery Energy Park (“REP2”) has been handed over to Shell Energy Europe Limited (“Shell”) which will provide dispatch trading and optimisation services after testing is concluded.

During the w/c the 6th of November, all the REP2 testing and commissioning was successfully completed to the satisfaction of the National Grid and control of the asset was handed to Shell. The technical team at Shell, working alongside their energy trading colleagues, will complete the fine-tuning before entering the asset into commercial markets.

This is an important milestone toward full commercial operation scheduled to take place by the end of 2023 and marks the end of a successful development and construction process for the Battery Energy Storage project purchased from Pacific Green by Sosteno Fund 1 in June 2023.

Rupen Tanna, Head of Power and Systematic Trading, Shell Energy Europe Limited commented: “We are delighted to partner with Pacific Green to optimise the Richborough Battery Energy Park, one of the UK’s major battery projects. When operating at full capacity, it will play a crucial role in supporting the country’s transition to a flexible and low-carbon energy system.”

Scott Poulter, Pacific Green’s CEO commented: “Our team have been working closely with Shell engineers over a number of months and this marks the culmination of those efforts. We are excited to move into full operations and start delivering valuable support and stability services to a critical area of the UK’s transmission network. The Shell team has considerable experience in managing energy assets and we are pleased to pass the optimisation of the asset into their hands at the start of this 10 year contract”

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.:

Pacific Green is focused on addressing the world’s need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. It offers grid-scale battery energy storage systems, renewable and environmental technologies.

For more information, visit Pacific Green’s website:

About Shell Energy Europe

Shell Energy Europe is present in 14 European power markets, offtaking renewable power from wind farms and solar parks in mainland Europe and the UK and providing business customers with innovative, reliable and cleaner energy solutions to help them navigate through the energy transition.

Shell Energy Europe Limited acts through its agent, Shell Trading and Shipping Company Limited.

Scott Poulter, Chairman & CEO
Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.
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بارنز تعتمد أنظمة إليفاتوس الذكيّة لتسريع عمليات التوظيف وإدارة المواهب في المملكة

الشراكة الاستراتيجية بين إليفاتوس وبارنز
الشراكة الاستراتيجية لإليفاتوس مع بارنز

بارنز تعاونت مع إليفاتوس لتطوير وأتمتة عمليات التوظيف، التقييم، والتأهيل للكفاءات المتميزة باستخدام حلول إليفاتوس المتكاملة للتوظيف.

الرياض، 14 تشرين الثاني 2023 – يسرّ منصة التوظيف الرائدة في الشرق الأوسط  إليفاتوس، أن تعلن تعاونها مع بارنز، وهي إحدى أوائل العلامات التجارية المحليّة المتخصصة في صنع القهوة في المملكة العربية السعودية، وقد تأسست وبدأت مسيرتها من قِبل شركة الأمجاد عام 1992، وعُدّت أول مقهى يقدّم خدمة طلبات السيارة.

تواجه بارنز خاصة في ظل انتشارها الكبير بعض التحديات في عمليات التوظيف لأكثر من 600 متجر شاملة لمواقع طلبات السيارات، لذلك اعتمدت أنظمة إليفاتوس المدعومة بالذكاء الاصطناعي، باعتبارها منصة توظيف شاملة، لمساعدتها في البحث عن أفضل الكفاءات المطلوبة بهدف توسّعها إلى 1000 متجر بحلول عام 2030.

وصرّح مدير رأس المال البشري في بارنز، بدر العصيمي، أنّ تكنولوجيا إليفاتوس المتطورة أصبحت ركيزة أساسية في عمليات التوظيف في بارنز، وأنّهم سيستفيدون من تقنياتها المعتمدة على الذكاء الاصطناعي في بناء قاعدة بيانات للمرشحين، واستقطاب أفضل المواهب وتأهيلها  بشكل أسرع؛ مما من شأنه أنّ يقلّل التكلفة الباهظة والوقت والجهد المبذولين.

هذا التحالف الذي يدمج نجاحات بارنز بابتكارات الذكاء الاصطناعي التي تعتمدها إليفاتوس يجعل مهمة التوسّع أسهل أمام بارنز؛ إذ ستتمكن الأخيرة من بناء منصة توظيف تعكس هويتها التجارية، وتتيح للمتقدمين الاطّلاع على الوظائف المتاحة، دون الحاجة لمواقع التوظيف الإلكترونية أو البريد الإلكتروني أو لينكد إن وغيرها من منصات التوظيف.

لا يقتصر الأمر على ذلك؛ بل ستكون بارنز قادرة على بناء نظامٍ ذكي وفعّال يتيح استقطاب المواهب حول العالم إلى المملكة باستفادتها من خدمات إليفاتوس المتنوعة، من خلال إصدار تأشيرات عمل للمرشحين عبر هذا النظام المتطوّر الذي يدعم أكثر من 14 لغة، وسيتاح لها إنشاء قاعدة بيانات مركزية للمرشحين بكل سهولة.

أما عن كيفية اختيار المتقدمين، ستتمكن بارنز من تنظيم وفرز السّير الذاتيّة بدقّة وبدقائق قليلة، بعد أن كان فحص 150 سيرة ذاتية يستغرق 6 ساعات من قِبل أعضاء الفريق في نظام التوظيف التقليدي، وستتيح لها التكنولوجيا المعتمدة على الذكاء الاصطناعي كذلك إجراء  مقابلات افتراضية عبر نظام الفيديو، وترشيح وفلترة المتقدمين إلى قائمة مختصرة وعلى معايير تفاضلية، وإرسال الرسائل للمرشحين بشكلٍ تلقائي، وسهولة متابعة أعضاء الفريق لكل الطلبات.

ومن جهته أكّد رامي الكسواني الرئيس الشؤون التجارية في إليفاتوس أنّ تعاونهم مع بارنز هو تأكيدٌ على التزام إليفاتوس الدائم بتسريع عملية توظيف واستقبال أفضل المواهب للعملاء.

وأضاف الكسواني أنّ نظام إليفاتوس الذكي سيمكّن بارنز من إدارة المواهب وإحداث تغيير كبير في عمليات التوظيف لديها، مما يعزّز مكانتها كعلامة تجارية بارزة في مجال القهوة.

نهج إليفاتوس المدعوم بالذكاء الاصطناعي غير المتحيّز والذي يقدم تقارير قياسية لقدرات المتقدمين العقلية، ومهاراتهم العملية، ويحدد مدى ملاءمتهم للوظائف المطلوبة عبر بوابة واحدة تختصر الوقت والجهد والتكلفة، هو حلٌ مثالي يمكّن بارنز وغيرها من المنشآت على أتمتة جميع مراحل التوظيف بكفاءة عالية.


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Barns Partners with Elevatus to Pave the Way for Centralized Recruitment and Top-Tier Talent Acquisition

Elevatus and Barns Partnership
Barns and Elevatus partnership

Elevatus and Barns have joined forces to streamline the process of hiring, assessing, and onboarding top talent through Elevatus’ turn-key solutions.

RIYADH, November 14th, 2023 –  Elevatus, the premier AI-driven recruitment platform, partners with Barns, a pioneering specialty coffee brand in Saudi Arabia established by Al Amjaad Establishment. With a strategic vision to establish a global presence, Barns strategically utilizes Elevatus’ innovative solutions to secure top-tier talent and meet the manpower needs required for the expansion of 1000 smaller stores and drive-through outlets by the year 2030.

Elevatus and Barns have joined forces in a synergistic partnership aimed at enhancing Barn’s recruitment process, an enterprise with an extensive presence of over 600 stores, including drive-thru locations. This partnership will help Barns streamline the process of hiring, assessing, and onboarding top talent through Elevatus’ turn-key recruiting solutions.

With Saudi Arabia’s diverse workforce, encompassing both locals and expatriates, cultural and language barriers can present substantial challenges in recruitment. Barns addresses this effectively by leveraging Elevatus’ recruiting solutions, which provide multilingual support for a more localized user experience. Barns can now create a career portal powered by Elevatus that supports fourteen languages, thereby attracting diverse talent for their open vacancies and optimizing its use as the primary portal during career fairs.

Badr Alosaimi, Human Capital Manager at Barns, emphasizes, “Elevatus’ technology has become the cornerstone of our recruitment process and strategic workforce planning at Barns. With Elevatus, we can now harness the power of cutting-edge AI to build a robust candidate database, source talent faster, shortlist through the power of AI, and significantly reduce our candidate screening time. This translates to substantial time and cost savings, enabling us to attract the best talent in the industry faster.”

Barns will unlock substantial value by harnessing Elevatus, which includes the establishment of a comprehensive candidate database and streamlining the sourcing process. Additionally, they will channel all applications through the Elevatus career portal, eliminating the need for website submissions, email applications, or LinkedIn submissions. They will also leverage Elevatus’ cutting-edge AI to swiftly screen hundreds of resumes, resulting in a significant reduction in candidate screening time from six hours to mere minutes. This will enable them to fill positions in days rather than seven weeks and utilize the support of AI to generate job descriptions for open vacancies in a matter of seconds.

Rami Alkiswani, Chief Commercial Officer at Elevatus, adds, “Elevatus is at the forefront of transforming talent management and recruitment through pioneering AI tech. At the heart of our partnership with Barns, the leading coffee brand in Saudi Arabia, is our unwavering commitment to accelerating the process of hiring and onboarding the best talent for our clients. By leveraging Elevatus, Barns is now able to nurture top-tier teams that will help solidify their position as a leader in the coffee shop business.”

Elevatus’ all-inclusive technology platform streamlines every facet of talent management and paves the way for fair, transparent and unbiased recruiting. By harnessing Elevatus’ comprehensive technology, Barns is now positioned to revolutionize their recruitment efforts by assembling top-tier teams. This strategic transformation is set to fortify Barn’s standing as the largest and one of the most well-established coffee shop businesses in Saudi Arabia.


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New Report From ApplyBoard Highlights Need For Alignment Across International Education Sector

ApplyBoard’s third annual trends report uncovers the top trends in international education for 2024 and beyond

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ApplyBoard, the leading international student mobility technology platform, has released its third annual trends report, intended to help stakeholders in international education navigate the increasingly competitive sector landscape. The report, Alignment for Student and Institution Success: Top Trends in International Education for 2024 and Beyond, leverages extensive industry data, proprietary ApplyBoard intelligence, exclusive surveys, and candid student interviews to uncover the trends most likely to impact student mobility in the coming years.

Demand for international education is at an all-time high. In each of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, student visa applications rose by at least 23% in 2022, and numbers continued to rise through 2023. With so many students going abroad, the report argues that it is essential that governments, institutions, and businesses align programs, policies, and priorities to develop more pathways for prosperity for all stakeholders. For example, institutions can better ensure student success by working with businesses to identify workforce needs and designing programs that train students capable of filling them.

“More than ever, alignment is needed across the international education sector to ensure the success of students and institutions alike,” says Meti Basiri, Co-Founder and CEO of ApplyBoard. “When governments, institutions, and businesses work collectively in pursuit of common goals, students receive a better educational experience and are better positioned to succeed during and after their studies. At ApplyBoard, we’re committed to working with our partners to bring this standard to life.”

Key findings from this year’s report include:


  • Major English-speaking destination countries face increased competition from non-Anglophone destination markets entering 2024.
  • Aging destination markets need skilled workers in areas like health and STEM, but institutions need to better align student inflows with these job market needs in order to both fill these roles and ensure student success. 
    • Job demand in health care is expected to grow by at least 13% by 2031 in both Canada and the US. Aging populations require increased health care services, and international students will be critical for filling the gaps.
    • Destination markets will face significant skills shortages in STEM in the coming years, but lack of knowledge and mentorship regarding these fields mean international students are not well positioned to address these shortages.
  • Replacing retirees will require alignment on stay-and-work messaging: 48% of students interested in studying in North America and the UK are looking for a clear path to permanent residency post-degree.
  • Housing shortages, upcoming elections and new government policies will all shape student sentiment in the years to come.
  • Student diversity is needed to ensure the long-term health of the international education sector. Nigeria, the Philippines, and Colombia are three countries where strategic recruitment efforts could pay dividends for institutions.


Uncover these insights and more by reading ApplyBoard’s Trends Report online here.

About ApplyBoard
ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by simplifying the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process to more than 1,750 institutions across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. ApplyBoard, headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has helped more than 600,000 students from more than 125 countries along their educational journeys since 2015. To learn more, visit:

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Bombardier Reaffirms Commitment to Cover Totality of Flight Operations with SAF, Maintains Sustainability Leadership in Business Aviation

  • Leveraging Signature Aviation’s Book-and-Claim solution, the initiative reduces the annual greenhouse gas emissions associated with fuel in Bombardier’s flight operations by approximately 20 to 25 %.
  • The Book-and-Claim model guarantees a rigorous accounting of greenhouse gas emission reductions while optimizing logistics.
  • Bombardier continues to lead the way and take concrete actions to ensure a sustainable future for business aviation.

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier is proud to cement its industry leadership in sustainability by reaffirming its commitment to cover all its operational flights with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), utilizing the Book-and-Claim system. One year after announcing its landmark agreement with Signature Aviation, Bombardier continues to demonstrate its firm engagement to drive lasting industry change by promoting the industry-wide adoption of SAF.

“Bombardier is taking bold steps on its sustainability journey and is increasingly recognized as one of the most sustainable aviation companies. Our commitment to cover our flight operations with SAF, a first in the business aviation industry, is another demonstration of the serious, tangible actions we are taking to align with our values,” said Eric Martel, President and CEO, Bombardier. “The Bombardier team strongly believes that operating with sustainability in mind is the only way forward, and we are proud to rise to the challenge again today.”

Operational flights are part of Bombardier’s regular activities, and notably include production testing, certification flights, transiting Global aircrafts from Toronto to Montréal to perform the completion stages, customer demonstration flights, new aircraft platforms certifications and after-service check flights. By using a blend with 30% of pure sustainable aviation fuel, Bombardier anticipates to reduce its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 1) from fuel use in its flight operations by approximately 20 – 25%. The 2023 SAF usage in flight operation through the Book-and-Claim system will be reflected in Bombardier’s 2023 scope 1 CO2 emissions that will be published in May 2024.

This major annual gain supports Bombardier’s previously announced objective of reducing 25% of GHG emissions (scope 1 and 2) by 2025, compared to 2019 levels. Bombardier’s 2025 objective is aligned with the business aviation industry’s goal of achieving a net-zero emissions by 2050.

Approved sources to produce sustainable fuels are feedstocks such as used cooking oils, forestry residues and agricultural residues. These cannot come from lands with high biodiversity or carbon stocks, cannot compete with the food chain, and must provide a societal benefit through the development of this new activity. The reduction of GHG emissions associated with sustainable aviation fuels is achieved throughout their life cycle, not just at the time of in-flight consumption.

Considering that Bombardier has flight operations in many locations around the world where SAF is not produced nearby, the Book-and-Claim system is the most effective method to limit the negative impact of transporting these fuels over long distances. With this system, a user located near a SAF production site uses SAF in their flights. The GHG reductions associated with this use are claimed, in exchange for the additional cost of SAF, by another user located at a site where SAF is not available.

About Bombardier

Bombardier (BBD-B.TO) is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in government and military special-mission roles leveraging Bombardier Defense’s proven expertise.

Headquartered in Greater Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network services the Learjet, Challenger and Global families of aircraft, and includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China and Australia.

For corporate news and information, including Bombardier’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, as well as the company’s plans to cover all its flight operations with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) utilizing the Book-and-Claim system visit Learn more about Bombardier’s industry-leading products and customer service network at Follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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