Global politics

XpresSpa seeks to support COVID-19 testing in 46 locations across 23 US Airports

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 1:33pm

The international airports across the United States are on the front lines of defense for combating entry into the US for people with the Coronavirus.

Key Points: 
  • The international airports across the United States are on the front lines of defense for combating entry into the US for people with the Coronavirus.
  • XpresSpa, having locations in all of these key ports of entry is uniquely positioned to help in this fight.
  • As a health and wellness company the majority of its employees are state licensed which includes training in disease containment.
  • In addition, XpresSpa employees are already TSA security approved so they can be trained and deployed immediately.

UN Global Compact Network USA Seeks Professionals Committed To Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:24am

PHOENIX, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Newswise-- As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network USA today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Key Points: 
  • PHOENIX, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Newswise-- As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network USA today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
  • Later this year, the Network will recognize an employee of a participating company as the Global Compact Network USA SDG Pioneer.
  • Global Compact Network USA welcomes the leadership of companies participating in the UN Global Compact to nominate their employees to the program and join them during the recognition that follows.
  • Launched in 2007, the Global Compact Network USA (GCNUSA) is the local network chapter of the United Nations Global Compact.

Russia and the Eurasian Union - Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs, Understand the Competitive Landscape of the Growing Markets in the CIS Region (London, United Kingdom - March 2-3, 2020) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 4:20pm

The "Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in Russia and the Eurasian Union" interactive course has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in Russia and the Eurasian Union" interactive course has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • This interactive course will discuss the regulatory requirements within these regions, and discuss the implications of the new joint Eurasian Union regulation.
  • This interactive course will guide you through national procedures as well as exploring the implications of and updates on the Eurasian Union regulation.
  • Local registrations trials in Russia, CIS, and the Eurasian Union

Christine Hogan – Deputy Minister for Environment and Climate Change moderates an international discussion on “Greening the Financial System” in Ottawa

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 9:30pm

Speakers discussed the impact of climate change on financial systems and the role that financial supervisors and regulators can play.

Key Points: 
  • Speakers discussed the impact of climate change on financial systems and the role that financial supervisors and regulators can play.
  • Panelists shared their insights from initiatives undertaken within their respective jurisdictions to support the greening of capital markets and the increase of financial system resiliency in a changing climate.
  • The event was moderated by Christine Hogan, Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
  • Toronto Centre is supported by Global Affairs Canada, the International Monetary Fund, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Comic Relief, Jersey Overseas Aid, and other valuable international partners.

Giga-tronics to Announce Third Quarter Results and a Conference Call on February 6, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:29pm

DUBLIN, Calif., Jan. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Giga-tronics Incorporated (OTCQB: GIGA) will release results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 28, 2019 on Thursday February 6, 2020 after the close of trading on the OTCQB Market.

Key Points: 
  • DUBLIN, Calif., Jan. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Giga-tronics Incorporated (OTCQB: GIGA) will release results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 28, 2019 on Thursday February 6, 2020 after the close of trading on the OTCQB Market.
  • Also, on February 6, 2020, Giga-tronics will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m.
  • ET to discuss the results and provide an update on the companys operations.
  • This conference call will reflect management views as of February 6, 2020 only.

Helsinn Group Grants Exclusive Licensing Rights to Berlin-Chemie AG, a company of the Menarini Group, for ONICIT®/ALOXI® and AKYNZEO® in Russia and CIS region

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 8:30am

ONICIT, an anti-emetic for the prevention of CINV, was registered in Russia in 2011 and will be relaunched with AKYNZEO.

Key Points: 
  • ONICIT, an anti-emetic for the prevention of CINV, was registered in Russia in 2011 and will be relaunched with AKYNZEO.
  • Besides Russia, the licensing agreements with Berlin-Chemie cover the following territories: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
  • Under the terms of the agreements, Helsinn will retain all international development rights, including clinical development activities, and the supply of AKYNZEO and ONICIT/ALOXI.
  • Berlin-Chemie will have the exclusive rights to promote, distribute and commercialize AKYNZEO and ONICIT/ALOXI in all countries of the assigned territories.

Highlights - 22-23 Jan: Hearing on Aid Effectiveness, Presidency - Committee on Development

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 8:04pm

On Wednesday morning, DEVE Members discussed with the Croatian Presidency priorities for the EU in the field of humanitarian aid.

Key Points: 
  • On Wednesday morning, DEVE Members discussed with the Croatian Presidency priorities for the EU in the field of humanitarian aid.
  • Wednesday afternoon (14.30-17.00), the committee held a public hearing on effectiveness, efficiency and results of EU aid for sustainable development with experts, including Thomas Gass, the Co-Chair of the Global Partnership of Effective Development Cooperation, OECD DAC Chair Susanna Moorehead, Vitalice Meja of the network "Reality of Aid Africa" and Jean-Letitia Saldanha of the European Network on Debt and Development.
  • On Thursday morning, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism was on the agenda and MEPs discussed current challenges in development cooperation withe CONCORD, the development NGOs platform.
  • You can watch the video recording of the meeting via the link below.

The BFA Annual Conference 2020 to Kick off in Late March

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:12am

BEIJING, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 14, the Secretariat of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) held a press conference in Beijing to announce that the BFA Annual Conference 2020 (AC 2020) will be held from March 24 to 27 in Boao, Hainan around the theme of "A World in Change: Bond Together for a Shared Future."

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 14, the Secretariat of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) held a press conference in Beijing to announce that the BFA Annual Conference 2020 (AC 2020) will be held from March 24 to 27 in Boao, Hainan around the theme of "A World in Change: Bond Together for a Shared Future."
  • The world economy is now at crossroad of change, the international situation is fraught with fluctuations and uncertainties.
  • Global economic growth rates keep hitting new lows, and multilateral trade frameworks and the global governance regime are confronted with serious challenges.
  • In 2020, Boao Forum for Asia will also carry out a series of activities in China and abroad.

Highlights - 22-23 Jan: Hearing on Aid Effectiveness, Commissioner Urpilainen, Presidency - Committee on Development

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 8:03pm

On Wednesday morning, DEVE Members will discuss with the Croatian Presidency priorities for the EU in the field of humanitarian aid.

Key Points: 
  • On Wednesday morning, DEVE Members will discuss with the Croatian Presidency priorities for the EU in the field of humanitarian aid.
  • Wednesday afternoon (14.30-17.00), the committee will hold a public hearing on effectiveness, efficiency and results of EU aid for sustainable development with experts, including the Co-Chair of the Global Partnership of Effective Development Cooperation, OECD DAC Chair Susanna Moorehead, Vitalice Meja of the network "Reality of Aid Africa" and Jean-Letitia Saldanha of the European Network on Debt and Development.
  • Following the hearing, current and forthcoming challenges in the EU development cooperation will be debated with Jutta Urpilainen, the new EU development commissioner.
  • On Thursday morning, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism will be on the agenda and MEPs will discuss current challenges in development cooperation withe CONCORD, the development NGOs platform.

The 2020 Early Warning Forecast

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 8:20pm

BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health have released the 2020 Early Warning Forecast of regions they are monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: Casualties of Conflict: 7 Urgent Humanitarian Crises .

Key Points: 
  • BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health have released the 2020 Early Warning Forecast of regions they are monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: Casualties of Conflict: 7 Urgent Humanitarian Crises .
  • Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, president & CEO, notedthat "the humanitarian outlook for 2020 and beyond forecasts a situation that is both complex and insecure, even as global development gains bring millions out of extreme poverty.
  • "The causes and conditions of extreme poverty are rarely limited to a single factor," he said.
  • "We will need to employ new, imaginative and innovative approaches if we hope to make an impact," Speckhard said.