Avance Clinical Celebrates GlobalReady Success as more than 40 Biotech Clients Enter Program

       

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jan 11, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – More than 40 biotech clients are now taking advantage of Avance Clinical’s GlobalReady program which delivers streamlined clinical development from early phase in Australia expanding to sites in North America for later phases. All with the one CRO and dedicated teams across both regions. Avance Clinical made the announcement at Biotech Showcase 2023 …

US college scam mastermind gets longest ‘Varsity Blues’ probe sentence

       

William "Rick" Singer, the California college admissions consultant who masterminded the vast fraud and bribery scheme at the center of the US college admissions scandal known as "Varsity Blues", arrives for his sentencing hearing at the federal courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts, US on Jan 4, 2023. (BRIAN SNYDER / REUTERS) BOSTON – The architect of the largest US college admissions fraud scheme ever uncovered was …

German coalition row reignited with call to review nuclear exit

       

In this file photo taken on Oct 19, 2022, German Transportation Minister, Volker Wissing, addresses the media during a press conference on the 'Master Plan Car Charging Infrastructure' in Berlin, Germany. (MICHAEL SOHN / AP) BERLIN – Germany's transport minister called for an expert committee to examine whether the lifespan of the country's nuclear plants should be extended, reopening a row within Chancellor Olaf Scholz's …

US COVID-19 cases surpass 100m – Johns Hopkins University

       

Seventh and eighth grades students attend a combined Advanced Engineering class at Olive Vista Middle School on the first day back following the winter break amid a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases across Los Angeles County on Jan 11, 2022 in Sylmar, California.  (FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP) NEW YORK / LOS ANGELES – The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped …

UK with worst month by strikes in 11 years for pay disputes

       

Passengers wait at the concourse of Euston station, as rail workers strike over pay and terms, in London, Britain December 13, 2022. (TOBY MELVILLE / REUTERS) LONDON — The United Kingdom recorded the highest number of working days lost to labour disputes in October for more than 10 years, official data showed on Tuesday, as employees went on strike to demand higher pay in the …

UN summit on nature presents chance for ‘once-in-a-decade’ deal

       

Members of WWF protest during COP15, the two-week UN Biodiversity summit, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada December 7, 2022. (CHRISTINNE MUSCHI / REUTERS) MONTREAL — Climate campaigners waved placards and chanted pro-nature slogans on Wednesday as a UN summit kicks off in Montreal, bringing together global negotiators for a "once-in-a-decade opportunity" to protect nature. Negotiators hope the two-week event delivers an agreement that ensures there is …

UN summit aims for global pact to protect nature

       

Atlantic Puffins are seen among the daisies on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain July 16, 2019. (REBECCA NADEN / REUTERS) MONTREAL — Countries are gathering Tuesday for a key UN nature conference in Montreal, aiming to broker a new global agreement to protect what's left of Earth's wildlife and natural spaces. Negotiators hope that the two-week summit, known as COP15, yields a deal that ensures …

Society Pass / NusaTrip Expands Flight Routes and Fares Offering through Connection with Regional Low-Cost Carriers: JetStar Airways, VietJet Air, NokAir, Thai Smile Air, and Thai Lion Air

       

SINGAPORE, Dec 6, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – NusaTrip, the Indonesia-based online travel agent (OTA) and travel platform of Society Pass Incorporated (“SoPa”) (Nasdaq: SOPA), Southeast Asia’s (SEA) leading data-driven loyalty, fintech and e-commerce ecosystem, today announces the expansion of NusaTrip’s +500 global airline partners network by adding JetStar Airways, VietJet Air, NokAir, Thai Smile Air, and Thai Lion Air. With the addition …

Ethiopia receives humanitarian aid after peace accord

       

Workers clean the floor as sacks of food earmarked for the Tigray and Afar regions sits in piles in a warehouse of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Semera, the regional capital for the Afar region, in Ethiopia on Feb 21, 2022. (PHOTO / FILE / AP) ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian government disclosed that more than 450,000 people in the country's conflict-affected northernmost Tigray …

Venezuela’s frozen funds to be gradually released for aid

       

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro speaks during a meeting with Belize's Prime Minister Johnny Briceño (out of frame), at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, on Nov 25, 2022. (PEDRO RANCES MATTEY / AFP) MEXICO CITY – Venezuela's government and opposition have asked the United Nations to manage a fund for billions of dollars now held in foreign banks, which will be gradually unfrozen to combat a …

Europe’s heatwave may have caused more than 20,000 ‘excess’ deaths

       

A woman covers her head with a bag as she walks at Puerta del Sol square during a hot day as Spain braces for a heatwave in Madrid, Spain, June 10, 2022. (SUSANA VERA / FILE PHOTO / REUTERS) Summer heatwaves in France, Germany, Spain and Britain led to more than 20,000 "excess" deaths, a report compiling official figures said on Thursday. Because authorities do …

eDriving Integrates Greater Than’s EcoScore Into Their Digital Driver Safety Application, Mentor, To Help Fleets Achieve Sustainability Targets

       

CAPE MAY, NJ and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, Nov 17, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – eDriving(SM), a Solera company and leading global provider of digital driver risk management solutions, today announced a partnership with Greater Than (GREAT:ST), the global provider of technology that converts GPS data into powerful insights and driver scores. Through the collaboration, eDriving will integrate Greater Than’s EcoScore into a new feature …

Suicide bomber ‘kills over a dozen in Somali capital’

       

In this file photo dated Oct 30, 2022, a local resident looks at debris from a destroyed buildings in Mogadishu on Oct 30, 2022 after an car bombing targeted the education ministry on Oct 29, 2022. (HASSAN ALI ELMI / AFP) MOGADISHU – A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of a military training camp in the southern part of Mogadishu on Saturday …

Europe warms more than any other continent in last 3 decades

       

A road sign reads "Extreme Heat, Plan your journey, Carry water", warning motorists about the heatwave forecast for July 18 and 19, on the M11 motorway north of London on July 17, 2022. (DAMIEN MEYER / AFP) LONDON – Europe has warmed more than twice as much as the rest of the world over the past three decades and experienced the greatest temperature increase of …

US faces more severe flu season, RSV, pandemic threats

       

Commuters wear face masks while riding the subway in New York, June 6, 2021. (TED SHAFFREY / AP) LOS ANGELES / NEW YORK / MOSCOW – The United States is facing a more severe flu season this year, coinciding with an increase in COVID-19 transmission and a surge in cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The COVID-19 cases caused by new variants are growing fast …

Kenya election: Ruto pulls ahead as tempers fray

       

Pedestrians walk in a street next to a billboard of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto and presidential candidate for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Kenya Kwanza political coalition, in Eldoret, on Aug 13, 2022. (SIMON MAINA / AFP) NAIROBI – Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has edged ahead in a tight presidential race, according to official results reported by Kenyan media on Sunday, as …

UN: Humanitarians aim to feed 16m in drought-stricken Ethiopia

       

Children stand at a food distribution site in the town of Adi Mehameday, in the western Tigray region of Ethiopia, May 28, 2022. (CLAIRE NEVILL / WFP VIA AP) UNITED NATIONS – Humanitarians in Ethiopia are targeting more than 16 million people for drought aid while more than 1.7 million people face flooding, a UN spokesperson said on Monday. The worst drought in 40 years …

Debt shadow may hang over Kenya’s next president

       

Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta delivers a speech during the 39th IGAD extraordinary summit in Nairobi on July 5, 2022. (TONY KARUMBA / AFP) NAIROBI – Kenya's economic output has more than doubled during President Uhuru Kenyatta's 10 years in office, but a debt binge that fueled growth and investment could cramp his successor's ability to tackle growing hunger and soaring prices. Some 22 million voters …

EC Healthcare expects sales volume to increase no less than 17% Y-o-Y to no less than HK$860 million in the first quarter

       

HONG KONG, Jul 25, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – EC Healthcare (the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong*, is pleased to announce that the Group expects the sales volume for the first quarter to increase no less than 17% Y-o-Y to no less than HK$860 …

UK braces for record temperatures as heatwave ripples across Europe

       

A road sign reads "Extreme Heat, Plan your journey, Carry water", warning motorists about the heatwave forecast for July 18 and 19, on the M11 motorway north of London on July 17, 2022. (DAMIEN MEYER / AFP) MADRID/LISBON – Britain was heading for its highest temperatures on record and firefighters battled blazes across southern Europe as a heatwave sent people hunting for shade and compounded …