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BigBear.ai to Hold Analyst Day on September 22, 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

BigBear.ai and GigCapital4 announced a proposed business combination on June 4, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • BigBear.ai and GigCapital4 announced a proposed business combination on June 4, 2021.
  • The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • The company uses its proprietary AI/ML technology to support its customers decision-making processes and deliver practical solutions that work in complex, realistic and imperfect data environments.
  • Private-to-Public Equity (PPE) is a trademark of GigFounders, LLC, an affiliate GigCapital4, and is used pursuant to agreement.

Experts Call on World Leaders to Commit to a Global Plan of Attack on COVID at Summit

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 5:00am

According to a group of experts convened by the Pandemic Action Network, the summit is an opportunity to kickstart a global coordinated response plan.

Key Points: 
  • According to a group of experts convened by the Pandemic Action Network, the summit is an opportunity to kickstart a global coordinated response plan.
  • The Framework for a Global Action Plan for COVID-19 Response , backed by 61 organizations, outlines a 6-point global plan of attack to deliver on the summit targets.
  • "We are 18 months into this crisis, and we still don't have a global plan to address this global pandemic," said Eloise Todd, co-founder of Pandemic Action Network.
  • We need leaders to attend this summit, commit to ensuring that 40% of the world's population gets vaccinated by the end of the year and 70% by mid-2022.

Experts Call on World Leaders to Commit to a Global Plan of Attack on COVID at Summit

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 5:00am

SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, hosted by the United States, world leaders will gather virtually for the Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending The Pandemic And Building Back Better. According to a group of experts convened by the Pandemic Action Network, the summit is an opportunity to kickstart a global coordinated response plan. As the pandemic persists and the gap between the vaccine haves and have nots grows larger, the Network and partners from around the world welcomes the summit and the targets defined by the Biden Administration, but warns that without specific, concrete action driven by transparent leadership and accountability, we will see millions more COVID-19 infections, deaths, and chances for virus mutations. The Framework for a Global Action Plan for COVID-19 Response, backed by 61 organizations, outlines a 6-point global plan of attack to deliver on the summit targets.

Key Points: 
  • According to a group of experts convened by the Pandemic Action Network, the summit is an opportunity to kickstart a global coordinated response plan.
  • The Framework for a Global Action Plan for COVID-19 Response , backed by 61 organizations, outlines a 6-point global plan of attack to deliver on the summit targets.
  • "We are 18 months into this crisis, and we still don't have a global plan to address this global pandemic," said Eloise Todd, co-founder of Pandemic Action Network.
  • We need leaders to attend this summit, commit to ensuring that 40% of the world's population gets vaccinated by the end of the year and 70% by mid-2022.

Modern Healthcare Recognizes IVX Health as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2021

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 5:03pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Healthcare has named IVX Health as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2021, an annual program that identifies and honors 150 outstanding companies and organizations in the healthcare industry nationwide.

Key Points: 
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Healthcare has named IVX Health as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2021, an annual program that identifies and honors 150 outstanding companies and organizations in the healthcare industry nationwide.
  • The award marks the third consecutive year IVX Health has been recognized in the prestigious Best Places to Work list.
  • The award marks the third consecutive year IVX Health has been recognized in the prestigious Best Places to Work list.
  • We congratulate the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for eliciting loyalty from their workforce and communities during harrowing times."

SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A inactivated by zinc-embedded nylon fabric

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 4:44pm

HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- An international team of scientists and engineers from the University of Cambridge, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, ResInnova Labs and Ascend Performance Materials has found that a nylon fabric embedded with zinc ions successfully inactivated 99% of the viruses that cause COVID-19 and the common flu.

Key Points: 
  • "A major challenge is absorption and inactivation," said Vikram Gopal, Ph.D., co-senior author and chief technology officer at Ascend Performance Materials.
  • In the paper published in ACS Applied Materials Interfaces , the researchers described how a fabric made of nylon 6,6 embedded with active zinc ions absorbed virus-containing moisture droplets and effectively inactivated the particles.
  • The research team also was able to demonstrate that nylon with active zinc ions remains stable over time, keeping its virus-inactivating properties after 50 washes.
  • "The study shows how nylon textile fabric with zinc outperforms the widely used cotton and polypropylene materials at virus absorption and inactivation," Dr. Gopal said.

SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A inactivated by zinc-embedded nylon fabric

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 3:59pm

HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- An international team of scientists and engineers from the University of Cambridge, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, ResInnova Labs and Ascend Performance Materials has found that a nylon fabric embedded with zinc ions successfully inactivated 99% of the viruses that cause COVID-19 and the common flu.

Key Points: 
  • The research team also was able to demonstrate that nylon with active zinc ions remains effective after 50 washes.
  • In the paper published in ACS Applied Materials Interfaces , the researchers described how a fabric made of nylon 6,6 embedded with active zinc ions absorbed virus-containing moisture droplets and effectively inactivated the particles.
  • The research team also was able to demonstrate that nylon with active zinc ions remains stable over time, keeping its virus-inactivating properties after 50 washes.
  • "The study shows how nylon textile fabric with zinc outperforms the widely used cotton and polypropylene materials at virus absorption and inactivation," Dr. Gopal said.

ENA Study Explores Secondary Traumatic Stress in Near Real-time

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 3:08pm

The study used the availability of personal protective equipment as lens to understand the physical and psychological dangers front-line health care workers felt.

Key Points: 
  • The study used the availability of personal protective equipment as lens to understand the physical and psychological dangers front-line health care workers felt.
  • "ENA is a proud leader in emergency nursing research and this new methodology continues to prove that point," said ENA President Ron Kraus, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, ACNS-BC, TCRN.
  • Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community.
  • ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care.

More Than 1,000 National Grid Employees Give Back To Local Communities To Celebrate Company's New York Day Of Service

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 1:30pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,000 National Grid employees are giving back to their local communities today to celebrate a Day of Service across the company's 26,000-square-mile New York service area.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,000 National Grid employees are giving back to their local communities today to celebrate a Day of Service across the company's 26,000-square-mile New York service area.
  • The initiative is part of Project C ,National Grid'sCommunity Commitment to:
    Connectour communities to clean and sustainable energy.
  • "We have a long and proud history of giving back to the communities we serve," said Rudy Wynter, National Grid's New York president.
  • In Eastern New York, area students will meet with National Grid lineworkers to learn about STEM education and careers in energy.

United States Post-Acute Market Report 2021: All Post-Acute Market Segments See Occupancies Plummet During Pandemic - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 11:06am

The "U.S. Post-Acute Market Report 2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "U.S. Post-Acute Market Report 2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Occupancy declines, revenue losses, death of residents, and additional personal protective equipment costs all had significant impacts on the market.
  • The 2021 Post-Acute Market Report summarizes the significant challenges faced by post-acute facilities during the pandemic, analyzes current trends, and discusses the path to recovery over the next several years.
  • COVID-19 was difficult for the post-acute market; estimates show skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) losing $94 billion through 2021.

Teamsters Local 264 Ratifies Contract With Niagara Falls Coach Lines

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 8:58pm

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Over 100 school bus drivers and monitors at Niagara Falls Coach Lines have overwhelmingly ratified their latest collective bargaining agreement at the company.

Key Points: 
  • NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Over 100 school bus drivers and monitors at Niagara Falls Coach Lines have overwhelmingly ratified their latest collective bargaining agreement at the company.
  • The workers provide student transportation for the Niagara Falls School District.
  • The four-year contract includes wage increases of at least 18 percent over the lifetime of the agreement.
  • Teamsters Local 264 represents a wide variety of workers throughout Buffalo, N.Y. and the surrounding communities.