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ESMA publishes updates to EMIR Q&As (July 2020)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 1:05pm

The purpose of this Q&A is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of EMIR.

Key Points: 
  • The purpose of this Q&A is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of EMIR.
  • It provides responses to questions posed by the general public, market participants and competent authorities in relation to the practical application of the Regulation.
  • This document aims to ensure that the supervisory activities of the competent authorities under the Regulation are converging along the lines of the responses adopted by ESMA.
  • ESMA will periodically review these Q&A and update them where required.

Latest IBD/TIPP Poll Shows Economic Optimism Drops Again; Now at Lowest Level Since September 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 3:00pm

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index , a leading national poll on consumer confidence, fell by 6.4% in July.

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  • The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index , a leading national poll on consumer confidence, fell by 6.4% in July.
  • Due to COVID-19, the poll was conducted online using TechnoMetricas network of online panels to provide the sample.
  • All three components of the index declined, with the Leadership category slipping the most, dropping 11.9%, from 46.2 to 40.7.
  • Confidence in Federal Economic Policies, a proprietary IBD/TIPP measure of views on how government economic policies are working, dropped by 10.7%.

Utah Department of Transportation Launches Redesigned Website

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 4:00pm

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has announced the redesign of its website.

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  • The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has announced the redesign of its website.
  • The site also provides access to the necessary tools businesses in the transportation industry and communities rely on to keep Utah moving.
  • The site was redesigned to provide useful information to residents, businesses and local governments of Utah and to help enhance transportation in the state.
  • We went through a lot of work to see how we could help shape the site and information to better suit those who need it most, said Carlos M. Braceras, Director of the Utah Department of Transportation.

El Cajon, California, Goes Live with Tyler Technologies’ Citizen Self Service and Engagement Solutions

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:17pm

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced that the city of El Cajon, California, has successfully gone live with Tylers EnerGov citizen self service (CSS) and MyCivic citizen engagement solutions.

Key Points: 
  • Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced that the city of El Cajon, California, has successfully gone live with Tylers EnerGov citizen self service (CSS) and MyCivic citizen engagement solutions.
  • Citizen self service allows residents and contractors to stay up to date on their business application status at all times.
  • In fall 2019, El Cajon went live with Tylers EnerGov civic services solution, which integrated and automated all aspects of land management, planning, permitting, and code inspections.
  • More information about Tyler Technologies, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at tylertech.com .

ChromaDex and the NIH-NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories Announce Study to Assess the Therapeutic Potential of Niagen® in COVID-19 Animal Models

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 11:34am

This study will assess if administration of Niagen (nicotinamide riboside, or NR) can reduce viral burden and inflammation in mouse and hamster models of COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • This study will assess if administration of Niagen (nicotinamide riboside, or NR) can reduce viral burden and inflammation in mouse and hamster models of COVID-19.
  • ChromaDexs patent-protected NR is a unique nutrient that supports cellular energy production and healthy mitochondrial function through efficient restoration of NAD+ levels.
  • The study is part of the ChromaDex External Research Program (CERP) in which ChromaDexs NR ingredient and placebos are provided to researchers at no cost.
  • The study will be conducted at the Rocky Mountain Labs (RML) of the NIH-NIAID.

Older Americans Not Concerned About Drug Makers' Threat, According To New Survey From The Senior Citizens League

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 10:00am

But a new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) finds that only 3 percent of survey participants said they were concerned that drug makers would limit new drugs coming onto the market.

Key Points: 
  • But a new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) finds that only 3 percent of survey participants said they were concerned that drug makers would limit new drugs coming onto the market.
  • "There are a few Members of Congress who cite this argument as their reason for opposing drug pricing legislation" says Mary Johnson, a Medicare and Social Security policy analyst for The Senior Citizens League.
  • With 1.2 million supporters, The Senior Citizens League is one of the nation's largest nonpartisan seniors' groups.
  • The Senior Citizens League is a proud affiliate of The Retired Enlisted Association .

QCR Holdings, Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:05pm

MOLINE, Ill., July 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QCR Holdings, Inc.(NASDAQ: QCRH) announced today that its second quarter ended June 30, 2020 earnings results will be released after the market closes on Monday, July 27, 2020.

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  • MOLINE, Ill., July 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QCR Holdings, Inc.(NASDAQ: QCRH) announced today that its second quarter ended June 30, 2020 earnings results will be released after the market closes on Monday, July 27, 2020.
  • The Company will host a conference call and webcast the next day, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss the results.
  • Shareholders, analysts, and other interested parties are invited to join.
  • A webcast of the teleconference can be accessed at the Companys News and Events page atwww.qcrh.com.An archived version of the webcast will be available at the same location shortly after the live event has ended.

UDR Announces Dates for Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:16pm

UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR ), announced today that it will release its second quarter 2020 financial results on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 after the market closes.

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  • UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR ), announced today that it will release its second quarter 2020 financial results on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 after the market closes.
  • A conference call will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.
  • During the conference call, company officers will review second quarter results, discuss recent events, and conduct a question-and-answer period.
  • To participate in the webcast:
    The webcast of the Companys second quarter 2020 conference call will be available on UDR's website at ir.udr.com .

Clearview AI ceases offering its facial recognition technology in Canada

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 8:43pm

GATINEAU, July 6, 2020 /CNW/ -Clearview AI has advised Canadian privacy protection authorities that, in response to their joint investigation, it will cease offering its facial recognition services in Canada.

Key Points: 
  • GATINEAU, July 6, 2020 /CNW/ -Clearview AI has advised Canadian privacy protection authorities that, in response to their joint investigation, it will cease offering its facial recognition services in Canada.
  • This step includes the indefinite suspension of Clearview AI's contract with the RCMP, which was its last remaining client in Canada.
  • The investigation of Clearview by privacy protection authorities for Canada, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec remains open.
  • As well, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will complete its related investigation into the RCMP's use of Clearview AI's facial recognition technology.

AHF: Stop the Global AIDS Drug Stock Outs!

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 8:21pm

AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) today called on governments, global health organizations and pharmaceutical companies the world over to work together to swiftly overcome barriers and eliminate stock outs of lifesaving AIDS medicines which the World Health Organization ( WHO ) has blamed on the global coronavirus pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) today called on governments, global health organizations and pharmaceutical companies the world over to work together to swiftly overcome barriers and eliminate stock outs of lifesaving AIDS medicines which the World Health Organization ( WHO ) has blamed on the global coronavirus pandemic.
  • WHO reports AIDS drug stock outs in two dozen countries with an additional 73 countries warning they are or may be at risk of stocks running out.
  • Nearly 24-million people living with HIV or AIDS today are on treatmenta remarkable accomplishment.
  • AHF says the current global AIDS drug shortages blamed on COVID-19 also confirm the need for vastly improved global public health planning, coordination and strategic stockpiling.