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Konain Shah and Upscale Marketing Take It to the Next Level Through Digital Innovation
Konain Shah and Upscale Marketing Take It to the Next Level Through Digital Innovation

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 6, 2020 / Upscale Marketing is known as one of the best and fastest-growing marketing agencies, not only in New Jersey but on the entire East Coast.

Cyber Pop-up Is Breaking Talent and Diversity Barriers in the Cybersecurity Industry
Cyber Pop-up Is Breaking Talent and Diversity Barriers in the Cybersecurity Industry

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 6, 2020 / In today's society, where computers run almost everything, it is important to secure one's self from the multiple threats caused by malicious entities online.

Microsoft
Microsoft's xCloud delayed on iOS as testing halted

Microsoft starting testing its Project xCloud game streaming service on iOS with some fanfare, but the future of the project is now unclear. While Microsoft is preparing to launch the Android version, it has ended its public trial on iOS early, with the app no longer available.

Could it happen here? US ports are safer than Beirut, but dangerous cargoes present constant risk - no matter the location
Could it happen here? US ports are safer than Beirut, but dangerous cargoes present constant risk - no matter the location

Whether its potentially explosive cargo on ships, docks or nearby facilities, ports are inherently risky when it comes to fire and blasts.

Job cuts announced by U.S. companies jump 54% in July: report
Job cuts announced by U.S. companies jump 54% in July: report

U.S. employers announced another 262,649 job cuts in July as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to weigh on demand, the latest indication that the labor market recovery is losing steam. The layoffs reported by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday were up 54% from June. Hiring announcements totaled 246,507 in July, almost matching layoffs, Challenger, Gray reported.

Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways posts $758M in half-year losses

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said Thursday core operating losses amounted to $758 million for the first half of the year, driven by a nearly 40% drop in revenue due in part to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Etihad is one of the Middle East's top carriers, but it was wracked by financial losses even before the pandemic devastated the aviation industry worldwide. The airline, which competes with nearby Dubai's Emirates and Qatar Airways, said it carried 3.5 million passengers during the first six months of 2020, nearly 60% less than the same period last year.

The FW Thorpe (LON:TFW) Share Price Has Gained 58% And Shareholders Are Hoping For More
The FW Thorpe (LON:TFW) Share Price Has Gained 58% And Shareholders Are Hoping For More

When we invest, we're generally looking for stocks that outperform the market average. Buying under-rated businesses...

'This is Nampa ... not Tampa': Idaho police got a call about an alligator and couldn't believe it. Then they got there.

Cpl. Tonna Marek, a 20-year veteran of the Nampa Police Department in Idaho, had never seen an alligator. That all changed this week.

CI Financial reports results for the second quarter of 2020
CI Financial reports results for the second quarter of 2020

* Earnings per share of $0.56 for the quarter; comparable selling, general and administrative ("SG&A;") expenses down $17.

Supremex announces date of 2020 second quarter results conference call
Supremex announces date of 2020 second quarter results conference call

MONTREAL, Aug. 6, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Supremex Inc.

Shareholders Of Treatt (LON:TET) Must Be Happy With Their 262% Total Return
Shareholders Of Treatt (LON:TET) Must Be Happy With Their 262% Total Return

When you buy shares in a company, it's worth keeping in mind the possibility that it could fail, and you could lose...

TikTok announces first data center in Europe
TikTok announces first data center in Europe

TikTok, the Chinese video sharing app that's found itself at the center of a geopolitical power struggle which threatens to put hard limits on its global growth this year, said today it will build its first data center in Europe. The announcement of a TikTok data center in the EU also follows a landmark ruling by Europe's top court last month that put international data transfers in the spotlight, dialling up the legal risk around processing data outside the bloc. TikTok said the forthcoming data center, which will be located in Ireland, will store the data of its European users once it's up and running (which is expected by early 2022) -- with a slated investment into the country of...

The Morning After: Samsung revealed the Note 20 and Galaxy Z Fold 2
The Morning After: Samsung revealed the Note 20 and Galaxy Z Fold 2

This morning's we're considering Samsung's latest attempt at a foldable phone and the new Note 20 series. Also, what's the plan for 'Mulan' on Disney+?

Can You Imagine How Restaurant Brands International
Can You Imagine How Restaurant Brands International's (NYSE:QSR) Shareholders Feel About The 36% Share Price Increase?

If you buy and hold a stock for many years, you'd hope to be making a profit. Better yet, you'd like to see the share...

Risk coronavirus or default: ride-hail drivers face tough choices as U.S. aid expires
Risk coronavirus or default: ride-hail drivers face tough choices as U.S. aid expires

Uber driver Johan Nijman faces a difficult decision as federal unemployment aid expires: risk failing to pay for groceries and even lose his home, or resume driving and potentially catch COVID-19. Nijman is among thousands of Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc drivers across the United States choosing between physical and financial health risks as $600 in additional weekly unemployment assistance expire. While drivers are not the only workers struggling, they are particularly vulnerable as their work puts them close to many strangers.

Mexico obesity: Oaxaca bans sale of junk food to children
Mexico obesity: Oaxaca bans sale of junk food to children

Children will no longer be able to buy sugary drinks and calorie-laden snacks in Oaxaca.

Downturn less severe than feared - Bank of England
Downturn less severe than feared - Bank of England

UK economy is still set for worst performance in 100 years according to the UK's central bank.

Pool sales skyrocket as consumers splash out on coronavirus cocoons
Pool sales skyrocket as consumers splash out on coronavirus cocoons

If you live in Indianapolis and fancy putting a pool in your back yard there's a three-week wait - but that's just for an appointment to order one for next year. Across the United States and Europe, manufacturers and distributors of swimming pools and hot tubs are scrambling to meet a wave of demand as consumers cocoon at home to escape the coronavirus pandemic. "I've been in this industry for 35 years and I've never seen anything like this," said Thomas Epple, chief executive of Only Alpha Pool Products in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Deutsche Bank ups 2020 GDP outlook on faster COVID-19 recovery
Deutsche Bank ups 2020 GDP outlook on faster COVID-19 recovery

The biggest revision came in the euro zone where Deutsche now forecasts the economy to contract 8.6% this year compared to the previous expectation of a 12% decline. It also raised estimates for the global economy by 1.5 percentage points, now predicting it to shrink 4.5% this year. Deutsche expects the U.S. economy to contract by 5.2% in 2020, versus the previous minus 7.1% forecast.

UK construction activity jumps in July, but jobs at risk - PMI
UK construction activity jumps in July, but jobs at risk - PMI

Britain's construction industry grew at the fastest rate in almost five years in July as business picked up after COVID-related shutdowns, survey data showed on Thursday, mirroring a rapid rebound in manufacturing and parts of the services sector. The index represents the pace of growth, not the level of production, and the sector still has a long way to recover after construction output collapsed by more than 40% in March and April, according to official data.

Why OneSavings Bank
Why OneSavings Bank's (LON:OSB) CEO Pay Matters

Andy Golding became the CEO of OneSavings Bank Plc (LON:OSB) in 2012, and we think it's a good time to look at the...

A growing side effect of the pandemic: Permanent job loss
A growing side effect of the pandemic: Permanent job loss

More jobs are disappearing for good, dashing hopes of a rapid economic rebound.

Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways loses $758 million in first half

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said its core operating loss deepened to $758 million in the first half of the year as passenger traffic fell by nearly 60% due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the April - June period, Etihad carried 30,000 passengers, filling 16% of available seats, compared with 3.43 million and filling 74% of available seats in January - March period.

Aviva shares soar as new CEO cuts focus on Asia, Europe
Aviva shares soar as new CEO cuts focus on Asia, Europe

Shares in Aviva jumped more than 7% on Thursday as new CEO Amanda Blanc said the British life, motor and home insurer would reduce its focus on Asia and Europe, a strategy change welcomed by analysts. Blanc took over last month, becoming the firm's third chief executive in less than two years. Aviva will instead focus on Britain, Ireland and Canada, the firm said.

German industrial orders surge in fresh sign of recovery
German industrial orders surge in fresh sign of recovery

Orders for German-made goods rose sharply in June in the latest sign that Europe's largest economy is starting to shrug off the effects of months of lockdown, but volumes were still far below pre-pandemic levels, according to Statistics Office data. Orders rose an adjusted 27.9% compared to the previous month, more than double May's 10.4% expansion, and far ahead of economists' forecast of 10.1%. The recovery, led by domestic demand, is still fragile, as was underlined by a poll Der Spiegel magazine published on Thursday that showed four-fifths of Germans expect further lockdowns to control the coronavirus pandemic, with half of them expecting future measures to be more severe.

Uber picks up Autocab to push into places its own app doesn't go
Uber picks up Autocab to push into places its own app doesn't go

Uber has bought UK based Autocab, which sells SaaS to the taxi and private hire vehicle industry, with the aim of expanding the utility of its own platform by linking users who open its app in places where it doesn't offer trips to local providers who do. No acquisition price has been disclosed and Uber declined to comment on the terms of the deal. Uber's spokeswoman said it plans to support Autocab's expansion of SaaS and iGo internationally -- suggesting the tech giant hopes to be able to integrate the marketplace across its own global footprint in order to be able to offer users a less patchy service.

More Chinese phone makers could lose US apps under Trump
More Chinese phone makers could lose US apps under Trump's Clean Network

The Trump Administration's five-pronged Clean Network initiative aims to strip away Chinese phone makers' ability to pre-install and download U.S. apps. Under U.S. sanctions, Huawei already lost access to key Google services, which has dealt a blow to its overseas phone sales. Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, and other Chinese phone makers could suffer the same setback as Huawei, should the Clean Network applies to them.

Israel government authority to recommend El Al control permit for Rozenberg
Israel government authority to recommend El Al control permit for Rozenberg

Israel's Government Companies Authority said it would recommend allowing Eli Rozenberg to buy control of cash-strapped El Al Israel Airlines. Rozenberg last month offered to funnel $75 million into the airline in return for a 45% stake. The authority said it would allow control of Israel's flag carrier with a stake of over 40% conditioned upon proof of Rozenberg's Israeli citizenship or residency.

AstraZeneca in deal with Kangtai Bio to supply potential COVID-19 vaccine in China
AstraZeneca in deal with Kangtai Bio to supply potential COVID-19 vaccine in China

AstraZeneca PLC has signed an exclusive framework agreement with China's Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products to supply its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in mainland China, the British pharmaceutical giant said on Thursday. To meet market demand in China, Shenzhen Kangtai is obliged to make sure it has an annual production capacity of at least 100 million doses of the experimental shot AZD1222, which AstraZeneca co-developed with researchers at Oxford University, by the end of this year, and a capacity of at least 200 million doses by the end of next year, AstraZeneca said in a statement on the Chinese social media site WeChat.

AstraZeneca in deal with Kangtai Bio to supply potential COVID-19 vaccine in China
AstraZeneca in deal with Kangtai Bio to supply potential COVID-19 vaccine in China

AstraZeneca PLC has signed an exclusive framework agreement with China's Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products to supply its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in mainland China, the British pharmaceutical giant said on Thursday. To meet market demand in China, Shenzhen Kangtai is obliged to make sure it has an annual production capacity of at least 100 million doses of the experimental shot AZD1222, which AstraZeneca co-developed with researchers at Oxford University, by the end of this year, and a capacity of at least 200 million doses by the end of next year, AstraZeneca said in a statement on the Chinese social media site WeChat.

Bank of England sees slower economic recovery from COVID hit
Bank of England sees slower economic recovery from COVID hit

The Bank of England said on Thursday that Britain's economy would probably take longer to get back to its pre-pandemic size than it previously thought, even if the scale of the hit this year might not be quite as bad. As it announced unanimous votes by its policymakers to make no changes to its key interest rate, which stands at just 0.1%, nor its huge bond-buying programme, the BoE said the economy would not recover its pre-pandemic size until the end of 2021.

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port
Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 08:07:41Z

Lebanese army bulldozers plowed through wreckage to reopen roads around Beirut's demolished port Thursday, a day after the government pledged to investigate this week's devastating explosion and placed port officials under house arrest. The blast Tuesday, which appeared to have been caused by an accidental fire that ignited a stockpile of ammonium nitrate at the port, rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 135 people, injuring more than 5,000 and causing widespread destruction. It also may have accelerated the country's coronavirus outbreak, as thousands flooded into hospitals in the wake of the blast.

Have Insiders Been Buying LoopUp Group plc (LON:LOOP) Shares This Year?
Have Insiders Been Buying LoopUp Group plc (LON:LOOP) Shares This Year?

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. Unfortunately, there are...

The Latest: French presidency says Macron arriving in Beirut
The Latest: French presidency says Macron arriving in Beirut
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 08:02:50Z

A French presidential official says French President Emmanuel Macron is arriving in Beirut following Tuesday's deadly port explosion and will be greeted by Lebanese President Michel Aoun. The official says Macron will go directly to the port and meet Lebanese and French teams in the disaster area.

The Voting Rights Act was signed 55 years ago. Black women led the movement behind it
The Voting Rights Act was signed 55 years ago. Black women led the movement behind it

Long before Dr. King came to Selma, Black women like Amelia Boynton Robinson, Diane Nash and Marie Foster registered, and educated Black voters.

The White House? Gettysburg? Florida? Trump team looks at options for nomination speech
The White House? Gettysburg? Florida? Trump team looks at options for nomination speech

The nomination acceptance speech is the most attention-getting event of a convention. Because of coronavirus, Trump may deliver his from home.

Albertans are the least afraid in Canada to return to their physical workplace: KPMG in Canada poll
Albertans are the least afraid in Canada to return to their physical workplace: KPMG in Canada poll

A new KPMG Workforce Safeguarding App helps companies reopen their physical workplace safely during the pandemicCALGARY, AB, Aug. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - While almost all Albertans (90 per cent) believe COVID-19 is far from over, nearly six in 10 (57 per cent) are not afraid of returning to their physical workplace despite how contagious the virus is, finds a new poll by KPMG in Canada.

The King of Client Attraction Marquel Russell is Helping Entrepreneurs Land High Paying Clients
The King of Client Attraction Marquel Russell is Helping Entrepreneurs Land High Paying Clients

ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / August 6, 2020 / When it comes to helping coaches, consultants, and service providers attract high-ticket clients, Marquel Russell is arguably the best.

Nearly half of Quebeckers are afraid to return to their physical workplace: KPMG in Canada poll
Nearly half of Quebeckers are afraid to return to their physical workplace: KPMG in Canada poll

A new KPMG Workforce Safeguarding App helps companies reopen their physical workplace safely during the pandemicMONTREAL, Aug. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - More than two in five (44 per cent) Quebeckers are afraid to return to the workplace given how contagious the virus is, finds a new poll by KPMG in Canada.

North Korea
North Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 07:57:23Z

North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the country's response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free. But amid the outside skepticism and a stream of North Korean propaganda glorifying its virus efforts, an exchange between Pyongyang and the United Nations is providing new clarity - and actual numbers - about what might be happening in the North, which has closed its borders and cut travel - never a free-flowing stream - by outsider monitors and journalists. In late July, North Korea said it had imposed its "maximum emergency...

Bitmain Delays Bitcoin Miner Shipments by Three Months as Co-Founders Battle On
Bitmain Delays Bitcoin Miner Shipments by Three Months as Co-Founders Battle On

The escalating internal power struggle at Bitmain is starting to have a more serious impact on its business and customers.

Nintendo Switch hardware and software sales exploded over spring
Nintendo Switch hardware and software sales exploded over spring

The first quarter of Nintendo's financial year is usually a quiet one. Switch sales dip to their lowest point and tentpole releases are scarce. The company sold 5.68 million Switch consoles in the three-month window leading up to June 30th, 2020, which is more than double what it managed in the same period last year.

Adidas Sees Q2 Sales Slide 34 Percent
Adidas Sees Q2 Sales Slide 34 Percent

But there's "light at the end of the tunnel," the company says, citing e-commerce surges and Chinese sales rebound.

New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city
New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city

A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbourne's first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time to garden. The rolling restrictions have created confusion and uncertainly in a population navigating Australia's toughest-ever lockdown that makes masks compulsory and imposes an 8 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew. Melbourne gardener Simon Collings said the nursery and hardware industries became the surprise winners of the city's original lockdown in March when home improvement became a popular pastime.

Lufhansa see revenues drop 80%, no full recovery until 2024
Lufhansa see revenues drop 80%, no full recovery until 2024

German airline group Lufthansa on Thursday reported a net loss of 1.49 billion euros ($1.77 billion) for the second quarter, when the pandemic essentially shut down passenger traffic, and issued a sobering forecast for demand to not reach pre-virus levels before 2024. "Especially for long-haul routes there will be no quick recovery," CEO Carsten Spohr said in a statement accompanying the quarterly earnings statement. Lufthansa said it carried 96% fewer passengers during the April-June quarter and experienced an 80% drop in revenue, to 1.9 billion euros from 9.6 billion euros in the same quarter a year earlier.

UK ITV
UK ITV's first-half earnings drop 50% after COVID-19 hits advertising

ITV, Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, reported a 50% drop in adjusted earnings for the first half after the COVID-19 pandemic hit advertising revenues and interrupted the production of shows. Adjusted earnings before interest tax and amortization halved to 165 million pounds, it said. Chief Executive Carolyn McCall said it had been "one of the most challenging times" in the history of the broadcaster.

UK housing starts this year could be down 40% due to COVID - minister
UK housing starts this year could be down 40% due to COVID - minister

The number of new housing starts in the United Kingdom could be down as much as 40% this year because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, British Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said on Thursday. "As a result of the pandemic, the number of starts this year will be well down on 240,000, it's difficult to know at the moment, but it could be as much as 30 or 40% less than that," Jenrick told Sky News.

Hiroshima bombing turns 75, jobless claims, Tennessee primaries: 5 things to know Thursday
Hiroshima bombing turns 75, jobless claims, Tennessee primaries: 5 things to know Thursday

The U.S. became the only country to detonate a nuclear weapon against an enemy when it bombed Hiroshima on this day in 1945, the latest weekly jobs report will be released and more news to start your Thursday.

Bank of England says banks able to support coronavirus-hit Britain
Bank of England says banks able to support coronavirus-hit Britain

Britain's banks hold enough capital to keep on lending to the country's companies and also to absorb billions in losses likely to arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bank of England said. Companies could suffer a cash flow deficit of up to 200 billion pounds ($263 billion), and banks could be hit by credit losses of less than 80 billion pounds, the BoE's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) said on Thursday. "It remains the FPC's judgement that banks have the capacity, and it is in the collective interest of the banking system, to continue to support businesses and households through this period," the FPC said in its Financial Stability Report.

Surge in German factory orders bolsters hope for recovery
Surge in German factory orders bolsters hope for recovery
  • US
  • 2020-08-06 07:32:28Z

German factory orders surged in June, according to figures released Thursday, giving hope that Europe's largest economy is on track for a recovery from declines suffered from the coronavirus pandemic lockdown earlier in the year. Industrial orders rose by 27.9% in June over the previous month, according to figures from the Economy Ministry adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors. ING bank chief economist Carsten Brzeski noted that after the lifting of lockdown measures in April, it was mainly private consumption in Germany that rose strongly, while industrial activity had been lagging behind.

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