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Wondertree, a startup from Pakistan selected for Google

LAHORE: A Karachi based startup is among eleven businesses from around the world who are the successful applicants of Google’s Accelerator programme on Sustainable Development Goals.
These startups address a wide range of social and environmental challenges, and are working toward at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations. Following the call for entries, the programme received applications from close to 1,200 startups from Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
The successful applicant from Pakistan is Wondertree, a startup that accelerates cognitive and motor development in children with special needs through a variety of movement based therapeutic and educational games (SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 10).
Each startup founder will work closely with engineers from over 20 Google teams and other subject matter experts to address product, engineering, business development, and funding challenges.
Emirates extends support,
offers flexibility to members
Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of the world’s largest international airline, is supporting its 27+ million members by understanding their needs, relaxing policies, adding flexibility, and including extensions – in short, giving members the reassurance they need during the global pandemic.
Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members with a tier review date prior to 1 March 2021 will retain their current status with just 80% of the usual travel requirements.
This means Silver members now need to accumulate only 20,000 tier Miles, Gold members 40,000 and Platinum 120,000 to retain their status.
Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members, who are unable to retain their existing tier during status reviews that fall between March and September 2020, will have their status automatically extended until 31 December 2020. —pr

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