Zoom Named a Leader in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Unified Communications as a Service

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM), today announced that analyst firm Gartner has named Zoom a Leader in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for UCaaS. This is the second time Zoom has been named in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for UCaaS (2020 was the first year that Zoom was recognized) and its second consecutive time as a Leader.

The report analyzed 14 companies in the UCaaS space, naming Zoom as a Leader.

“We are honored that Gartner has named Zoom a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for UCaaS for the second straight year,” said Eric S. Yuan, CEO of Zoom. “Zoom is committed to providing frictionless, reliable, and secure technology to empower modern, distributed workforces, and we believe we were recognized due to the convenience and accessibility of our UCaaS solutions, including Zoom Meetings, Zoom Chat, and Zoom Phone. We will continue to work hard to meet current and emerging communication demands and deliver happiness to all of our global customers.”

To read a complimentary copy of the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for UCaaS report, please visit zoom.us/gartner.


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U.S. Institute of Peace Announces Josephine Ekiru as the 2021 Women Building Peace Award Recipient

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) is proud to announce Ms. Josephine Ekiru of Kenya as the recipient of the Institute’s 2021 Women Building Peace Award.

This prestigious annual award honors women who are building peace in countries impacted by conflict.  A council of distinguished experts selected nine finalists among 125 nominations from more than 30 countries.

“If you look around the world, most peace-builders are women,” said USIP President Lise Grande. “It’s our responsibility to do more to support and celebrate these women.”

Ms. Ekiru is the Peace Coordinator for the Northern Rangelands Trust in Kenya, a unique peace group that brings together more than 320,000 indigenous people in Northern and Eastern Kenya as they work together to stop conflict, conserve land, protect wildlife and halt poaching.

The award was presented by U.S. Navy Admiral (Ret.) Michelle Howard as part of a virtual ceremony that featured the other finalists and paid special tribute to the women of Afghanistan.

“Ms. Ekiru is a heroine,” said Nancy Lindborg, honorary chair of the Women Building Peace (WBP) Council. “Her work to build peace is northern Kenya is a model for all of us.”

“It has been a wonderful experience hearing these women’s stories,” said Marcia Myers Carlucci, co-chair of the WBP Council. “Their commitment to peace, exceptional leadership and their impact in their communities are nothing short of inspiring.”

“These are some of the strongest and most courageous women you’ll ever meet,” said Megan Beyer, co-chair of the WBP Council. “We’re humbled by what they do every single day.”

For information on the award, visit www.usip.org/womenbuildingpeace

For information on USIP, visit: https://www.usip.org/about

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Chief Justice Reprimands Sindh Govt Over Non-Appointment of PUMHS VC

Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed said on Wednesday that the Sindh government does not even have the capacity to appoint a Vice-Chancellor of a university.

He made these remarks while hearing a petition pertaining to the implementation of the decision regarding the appointment of the VC of People’s Medical University Nawabshah in the Supreme Court Karachi Registry.

The apex court had directed the appointment of the VC in October last year. However, petitioner Dr. Shamsuddin’s counsel apprised the court that the candidates are being interviewed today.

“It is unfortunate for Sindh province that the incumbent government cannot even appoint a vice-chancellor. The real problem is that they want to appoint a person of their own interest.”

He said that the committee formed to appoint the VC cannot make new rules after the Supreme Court order.

The court reprimanded the Sindh Attorney General for the delay and ordered the appointment of the university’s vice-chancellor within two months.

CJP Gulzar said that strict action would be taken if the court order was not implemented within the stipulated time.

Dr. Shamsuddin had filed a petition with the Supreme Court for his inclusion in the appointment process. On his petition, the court in October last year had ordered the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the varsity and directed to complete the proceedings under the earlier advertisement for the post.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Dutch Movie Maker to Make a Documentary on Famous Mountaineer’s K2 Journey

Acclaimed Dutch documentary maker, Sjors Ruijter, has decided to make a movie on renowned mountaineer Wilco van Rooijen’s journey to the world’s second-highest mountain and one of the most difficult mountains, K2.

Famous Dutch mountaineer and adventurer, Wilco van Rooijen, revealed this while meeting with Pakistan envoy in the Netherlands, Ambassador Suljuk Mustansar Tarar.

As per the details, Wilco presented Ambassador Tarar his book about his K2 climb whereas the Ambassador also shared Urdu travelogue ‘K2 Kahani’ covering the track to the base camp of K2.

The Ambassador informed him about increased tourism in Pakistan and efforts being made by the government to increase tourism including adventure tourism.

The Pakistan Embassy is working to increase the interest of Dutch tourists to visit Pakistan as the country’s diverse landscape and mountains offer unique challenges to adventurers and mountaineers from across the world.

It is pertinent to note that Wilco had successfully scaled K2 in 2008. During his descent, Wilco got lost and survived after being reported missing for three days. He had earlier attempted to climb world’s second-highest mountain in 1995 and 2006.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Dry weather is expected in plain areas of the country

Mainly dry weather is expected in most plain areas while cold and dry in hilly areas of the country during the next twelve hours.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning:

Islamabad and Murree fourteen degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-two, Karachi twenty-four, Peshawar seventeen, Quetta seven, Gilgit five and Muzaffarabad twelve degree centigrade.

According to Met Office dry weather is expected in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, except Leh where cold and dry weather is likely to occur.

Temperature recorded this morning: Srinagar, Pulwama and Anantnag eight degree centigrade, Jammu eighteen, Leh Zero, Baramula and Shopian seven degree centigrade.

Source: Radio Pakistan

No-confidence motion against CM presented in Balochistan Assembly

A no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan was presented in provincial Assembly session Quetta today.

Session of Balochistan Provincial Assembly held under the chairmanship of Speaker Abdul Quddus Bizenjo.

During the session, an Assembly member Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran presented a no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister.

The motion demanded that Jam Kamal should step down from the slot of Chief Minister as he lost confidence in the House due to his poor governance.

The poll on the motion will be carried out after completion of debate.

Source: Radio Pakistan