Day: June 16, 2020

Asian Markets Rally from Monday’s Doldrums

  A day after sinking to some of their worst numbers since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian markets rebounded strongly Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index earned 1,051 points to finish the trading session 4.8% higher.  The S&P/ASX index in Sydney was close behind, earning 3.9% at its closing bell. Elsewhere in the region, Hong […]

After COVID Uptick, Turkey Requires Masks in Half the Country

ANKARA, TURKEY – Turkey has made the wearing of face masks mandatory in five more provinces, following an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted early Tuesday that the wearing of masks is now compulsory in 42 of Turkey’s 81 provinces. In the remaining provinces, residents are required to wear masks on public […]

Cheap Steroid Can Help Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patients, Study Shows

LONDON – A cheap and widely available steroid drug has shown it can save the lives of the most seriously ill COVID-19 patients, British researchers said Tuesday. Scientists called the use of dexamethasone, normally used to reduce inflammation in patients with arthritis and other diseases, a “major breakthrough” in the treatment of patients infected by […]

In US, Older People, Minorities, Those with Health Issues Most Likely COVID Victims

WASHINGTON – Older people, minorities and those with pre-existing health conditions have been the most vulnerable to dying from COVID-19 in the United States, a new comprehensive study shows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that the death rate in the United States for those who contracted the coronavirus was highest for those […]

Brazil Reports Its Record High of New Daily COVID-19 Cases

WASHINGTON – China’s capital imposed new coronavirus restrictions Wednesday to try to control a new outbreak, while Brazil reported a record daily increase in confirmed cases and the number of deaths in the United States surpassed those the country suffered in World War One. Among the steps taken in Beijing were canceling dozens of domestic […]

IIBA Announces New Global Board Members

OAKVILLE, Ontario, June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Annual General Meeting and Board Election of the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) membership was held June 9, 2020. The theme of this year’s meeting was Together Towards Tomorrow with a focus on the role of the business analysis community in improving business results and working together to address business challenges at this next important stage […]

Philips and MD Anderson collaborate to facilitate personalized oncology treatments and clinical trial matching based on genomic markers

June 16, 2020 Philips connects oncologists and pathologists around the world to MD Anderson’s Precision Oncology Decision Support (PODS) system of actionable clinical information Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Houston, US – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a […]

Novavax Appoints Biotechnology Veteran David Mott to Board of Directors

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX), a late-stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced that it has appointed David Mott as an independent director to its Board of Directors. Mr. Mott brings more than three decades of global management, board and investment experience across […]

Ekata Launches New Identity Verification Tool to Fight Digital Fraud

Network Score Improves Risk Analysis for Digital Interactions SEATTLE, June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ekata today announced the release of the latest innovation to its global identity verification dataset, Network Score. Network Score is a machine learning prediction that enables businesses to better identify good and bad customers based on a series of insights. […]