Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who also heads the country’s cricket board (BCCI), was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata on Saturday after complaining of chest pain. One of India’s most successful captains, 48-year-old Ganguly, who hails from the state of West Bengal, took over as the BCCI president in...
Mr Wilson Atumeyi, Founder, Water with Development (WaterWide), a non-profit organisation, has bagged the 2020 Africa Youth Awards. Atumeyi, who is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) advocate, was selected among 10 nominees including men and women across different African countries, as the winner in the Advocate of the Year category. With...
Consultations between the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UK over a new, and more contagious, strain of the coronavirus are underway. The WHO Representative to Russia, Melita Vujnovic, gave the indication on Monday. Last week, the UK government announced that the mutated coronavirus strain that can transmit up to 70-per...
The Ebonyi House of Assembly on Thursday passed the maternal and perinatal surveillance bill. Perinatal is the health of women and babies before, during and after birth; major causes of perinatal complications were trauma (30.5 per cent), low birth weight (23.9 per cent), haemorrhage (13.7 per cent), toxemia of pregnancy...
Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, announced today the acquisition of Zibumi Yazılım Bilişim Tasarım Arge Sanayi Ticaret S.A. (“Zibumi”), a software development company headquartered in Turkey. Zibumi’s products—recognized for their unique and automated 3D data creation methods—were delivered to its customers as the “CitiGenius” family of applications. The...
Thales announced a new collaboration with Google Cloud that will accelerate the ability of enterprises to safely migrate sensitive data between public cloud, hybrid and private IT infrastructures. Together, the two companies will offer new capabilities that enable security teams to own and control their encryption keys while helping...
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced a five-year expansion plan in the Middle East, which represents a significant financial investment and major commitment to support the cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management requirements of organizations across the Middle East. Announced at GITEX 2020, the company’s expansion into...
The Albiceleste superstar was recovering at his home in Tigre after undergoing brain surgery at the start of November Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating...
~Strategic collaboration to promote and build citizen-centric Enterprise Architecture for public service innovation and transformation in resource-constrained countries~ Today, The Open Group, the vendor-neutral technology consortium, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), announced a collaboration to accelerate public service innovation...
African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (2,080,923) deaths (49,975), and recoveries (1,757,665) by region: Central (64,243 cases; 1,182 deaths; 60,226 recoveries): Burundi (664; 1; 549), Cameroon (23,842; 435; 22,177), CAR (4,911; 63; 4,817), Chad (1,648; 101; 1,476), Congo (5,632; 92; 4,891), DRC (12,278; 329; 11,386), Equatorial Guinea...
Western Union, a cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, announced it has expanded real-time digital payout capabilities into 100 countries reaching billions of bank accounts.i For decades, Western Union already paid out in minutes into 550,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. The goal to expand real-time payout...
VFD Group Plc, has been nominated in two categories in the forthcoming BusinessDay Banks' And Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Award. Incorporated eleven years ago, VFD Group holds businesses in financial advisory, real estate, asset management, currency exchange, debt services, international settlement and remittances, among others, and is nominated in the 'Diversified...
The fight against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), which took the better part of year 2020 is still raging, more than nine months after its emergence in the world, with many countries going into second lockdown to check its spread. It started in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has since spread...
Visa adds new Partner Toolkit and Visa Ready Fintech Enabler certification to Fast Track program Fast Track program grows 360% year-over-year, supports accelerating industries including digital wallets, financial inclusion, business-to-business (B2B) and digital currency payments Visa has introduced a Fast Track Partner Toolkit designed specifically for fintech partners who onboard with...
The Kogi House of Assembly has called on State and Federal Ministries of Health to unravel the cause of the strange disease which has killed 50 persons in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state. The House made the call at Tuesday’s plenary sitting in Lokoja following adoption of a...
The United Nations International Children Emergency Funds (UNICEF), has enrolled over 1,135, 465 out of school girls back to school across six states in Nigeria through its education support programme. Mrs Azuka Menkiti, an education specialist with UNICEF Abuja office, made this known in an interview in Abuja at the...
Vifor Pharma and Angion Biomedica Corp. (Angion) announced the signing of a licensing agreement for the commercialization of ANG-3777, currently developed for treatment of delayed graft function (DGF) and cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI). ANG-3777 was engineered to mimic the biological activity of HGF, activating critical pathways in...