Public policy

Radiant Logic Selected to Participate in NIST's NCCoE Zero Trust Architecture

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 11:00am

Radiant Logic, the identity unification pioneer, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to contribute critical identity capabilities to their new Zero Trust Architecture project.

Key Points: 
  • Radiant Logic, the identity unification pioneer, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to contribute critical identity capabilities to their new Zero Trust Architecture project.
  • A zero trust approach relies on a strong identity foundation, says Joe Sander, CEO of Radiant Logic.
  • Interest in zero trust is growing across market segments as organizations struggle to stay ahead of cybersecurity threats.
  • This timely project from the NCCoE aims to showcase the powerful security features of a zero trust architecture using commercially available solutions, like RadiantOne, applied to several common enterprise IT use cases.

Global Blockchain Ventures (GBV) Invests $5,000,000 in Mercury Cash, a Global Cash and Cryptocurrency Management Solution, to Support the Company’s Expansion in the United States and the European Union for Banking Services

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 9:32pm

Mercury Cash is disrupting all traditional banking services, as well as exposing companies to digital assets in a way that complies with current regulations.

Key Points: 
  • Mercury Cash is disrupting all traditional banking services, as well as exposing companies to digital assets in a way that complies with current regulations.
  • When I met Victor and his team, I had no hesitation in becoming a partner of Mercury Cash.
  • Only companies that are being audited know how difficult it is, states Mercury Cash Global Operations CEO, Victor Romero.
  • Mercury Cash equity offering is being offered only pursuant to the Private Placement Memorandum issued by Mercury Cash.

AHF Commends the Resumption of HIV Treatment in Kenya – But More Is Needed

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 8:42pm

As a result, distribution of lifesaving HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment medications has resumed as of July 14, according to the US Embassy.

Key Points: 
  • As a result, distribution of lifesaving HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment medications has resumed as of July 14, according to the US Embassy.
  • The damage done to peoples lives and wellbeingparticularly childrens livesis irreversible and must never be repeated.
  • Ensure that HIV management is implemented holistically by taking into consideration prevention and diagnosis, care and treatment, and related essential commodities, including medications.
  • This is urgently needed to address current shortages of paediatric HIV treatment, viral load testing reagents, and HIV test kits.

Port Houston Launches Business Equity Division

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 8:23pm

Port Houston has announced its new MWBE Business Equity Program and Initiative, receiving praise and support from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Commissioners Rodney Ellis, Adrian Garcia, and other community and business leaders at Thursdays official announcement regarding Port Houstons newly-formed Business Equity Division.

Key Points: 
  • Port Houston has announced its new MWBE Business Equity Program and Initiative, receiving praise and support from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Commissioners Rodney Ellis, Adrian Garcia, and other community and business leaders at Thursdays official announcement regarding Port Houstons newly-formed Business Equity Division.
  • From left: Harris County Pct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Port Houston Commissioner Cheryl Creuzot, Houston Minority Supplier Diversity Council President Ingrid Robinson, Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther, President and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Dr. Laura Murillo, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Port Houston Commissioner and Business Equity Committee Chair Wendy Montoya Cloonan, Harris County Commissioner Pct 1 Rodney Ellis, and U.S. Small Business Administration District Director Tim Jeffcoat.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    Port Houston has created this new division to create greater equity for minority and women-owned business enterprises participating in its procurement and contracting processes.
  • Guenther added that as Port Houston addresses DEI, it considers this new business equity program as forward-looking, and a public declaration, capturing the initiative and vision for DEI at Port Houston.

Octopus Energy and Centre for Net Zero Announce Global Research Project to Improve Understandings of the Role of the Consumer in the Future Flexibility of the Energy System

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:19pm

The research will seek to highlight the benefits to consumers, networks and energy providers of innovation in retail, such as smart energy tariffs.

Key Points: 
  • The research will seek to highlight the benefits to consumers, networks and energy providers of innovation in retail, such as smart energy tariffs.
  • The research will also provide valuable insights for Octopus Energy as the team expands access to affordable and renewable energy across the state of Texas.
  • Centre for Net Zero is an open research lab powered by Octopus Energy.
  • Founded five years ago as a global energy retailer, Octopus Energy entered the U.S. market in 2020, starting in Texas, forming Octopus Energy U.S. and fueling the companys global expansion.

Rand Capital Announces Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 9:15pm

To listen to the archived call, dial (412) 317-6671 and enter replay pin number 13721240.

Key Points: 
  • To listen to the archived call, dial (412) 317-6671 and enter replay pin number 13721240.
  • The webcast replay will be available in the investors section at www.randcapital.com , where a transcript will also be posted once available.
  • Rand Capital (Nasdaq: RAND) is an externally managed Business Development Company (BDC) with a wholly owned subsidiary licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC).
  • The Companys investment activities are managed by its external investment adviser, Rand Capital Management, LLC.

United States Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Expenditures 2021 and Efforts to Contain Out-of-Pocket Spending - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 9:30am

The "Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Expenditures in the United States, 5th Edition" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Expenditures in the United States, 5th Edition" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • A variety of demographic, business, and government trends are contributing to rising out-of-pocket (OOP) healthcare expenses in the United States.
  • This report examines these trends in detail, focusing on the financial aspects of OOP spending growth and quantifying the growth of OOP spending with forecasts of total expenditures and specialized healthcare financing.
  • The report examines past, current, and future levels of U.S. out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures both in total and as specific sub-groups (by type, by payment method, by elective vs. non-elective).

Everbridge Unveils Next-Generation 911 Solution to Modernize Emergency Calls to First Responders

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:30pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210726005191/en/
    Everbridge Unveils Next-Generation 911 Solution to Modernize Emergency Calls to First Responders (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Today, about 80% of all 911 calls in the U.S. come from mobile phones.
  • The Everbridge 911 Connect, will enhance the level of information coming into Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs) at the time of an emergency call.
  • The work of 911 dispatchers saves lives, and Emergency Communication Centers should have the best available technology at their disposal, said David Meredith, CEO at Everbridge.
  • Everbridge also recently announced the release of its industry-leading Resident Connection solution designed to expand the reach of first responders and emergency managers.

Easterly Government Properties Acquires 61,384 SF Multi-Tenanted Facility in Cleveland, OH

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

The National Weather Service (NWS) occupies 15% of the building under an initial 20-year term that does not expire until September 2040.

Key Points: 
  • The National Weather Service (NWS) occupies 15% of the building under an initial 20-year term that does not expire until September 2040.
  • In total, and assuming the VNA exercises its renewal options, the facility is 100% occupied with a weighted average lease expiration of June 2034.
  • Pro forma for this acquisition, Easterly has 85 properties totaling 7.7 million square feet.
  • Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE:DEA) is based in Washington, D.C., and focuses primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to the U.S. Government.

McKesson Raises Quarterly Dividend by 12% to $0.47 Per Share

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:00pm

The Board of Directors of McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) declared on July 23, 2021 a regular dividend of $0.47 per share of common stock, a 12% increase from $0.42 per share in the prior quarter.

Key Points: 
  • The Board of Directors of McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) declared on July 23, 2021 a regular dividend of $0.47 per share of common stock, a 12% increase from $0.42 per share in the prior quarter.
  • The dividend will be payable on October 1, 2021, to stockholders of record on September 1, 2021.
  • McKesson Corporation is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information solutions.
  • McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively.