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U.S. heart attack death rate among highest

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Despite international guidelines, substantial differences found in treatment, outcomes in heart attack care across six high-income countries. The best way to treat acute myocardial infarctions, commonly known as heart attacks, has been long established by international consensus.…

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US Stand Your Ground laws are associated with 700 additional homicides every year

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The FINANCIAL — Stand Your Ground laws in the United States have expanded legal protections for individuals who use deadly violence in self-defence. But a new study estimates they result in an additional 700 homicides each year – an increase in monthly homicide rates of 11% nationally, but up to 28% in some states, University…

Race and place of birth key factors in upward mobility in the US

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The FINANCIAL -- Children in the US are less likely to earn more than their parents as adults if they are Black or grow up in Southern states. This is the key finding from a new study from UCLA, Arizona State University and LSE investigating social mobility in America.…

Microsoft and Verizon collaborate to provide private 5G mobile edge computing

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The FINANCIAL — Verizon is joining forces with Microsoft Corp. to create new ways for enterprises to accelerate the delivery of fast and secure 5G applications, benefiting from reliable and low-latency connections. Verizon’s on-site 5G Edge network integrated with Azure edge services can enable ultra-low latency, many times faster than the blink of an eye,…

Bank of America to invest $22.1 mln in Neighborhood Builders and Neighborhood Champions programs

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The FINANCIAL — Bank of America announced a $22.1M investment in support of nonprofit leadership and sustainability through its Neighborhood Builders and Neighborhood Champions programs. The 142 awardees from across the U.S. are organizations leading the charge to address tough issues related to economic mobility – from workforce readiness and basic needs to broader community development solutions.…

1 mln Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain bars to be given to teachers in america

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The FINANCIAL — The drawer, the cabinet, the station, the bin. Whatever shape it takes, it’s a constant in classrooms: the spot where teachers keep snacks for any student who needs one, for any reason at all. School is taking many shapes this year too, but one constant remains: a teacher’s belief that it’s not…

Evolution of workers’ views on remote working

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The FINANCIAL — The coronavirus pandemic has affected U.S. workplaces like nothing else in modern history, including high unemployment, the shuttering of businesses, and the shift of many workers to off-site, remote work. Gallup has been tracking full- and part-time U.S. workers’ activity and attitudes amid the COVID-19 pandemic using its online, probability-based panel survey…

AA to move to PKX Airport in early 2021

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The FINANCIAL — American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is moving flights to the biggest airport in the world: the new Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) when service returns from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) on March 27, 2021. Flights will operate on a Boeing 787-8 and will be available for purchase on Monday, Oct. 12. “Moving…

New CDC data shows that more than 35% of people in 12 states are obese

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The FINANCIAL — New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adult obesity prevalence is increasing and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Notably, adults with obesity are at heightened risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19. The United States has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. Twelve…

Georgia and UK discuss strengthening partnership in the framework of the Wardrop Dialogue

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The FINANCIAL — David Zalkaliani – Georgian Foreign Minister and UK Minister for European Neighbourhood Wendy Morton have discussed how Georgia and the United Kingdom can strengthen their partnership in terms of security, defence, culture and trade. The virtual meeting was held today, on September 9 in the framework of the Wardrop Strategic Dialogue. This was…

UNSC Members support sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — On 5 August 2020, the UN Security Council discussed the situation in Georgia’s occupied territories and the Russia-Georgia conflict at its closed session dedicated to the 12th anniversary of Russia’s military aggression against Georgia. The parties expressed their extreme concern about the intensification of the so-called “borderisation process.” UN Security Council member states are also…

US donated All –Terrain Vehicles to Border Police of Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — The US Government through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) donated All-Terrain- Vehicles to the MoIA Border Police of Georgia. The donation aims to enhance Border Management and Protection Capabilities. Under the framework of the DTRA support projects, the Georgian Border Guards will be acquainted with operational capabilities of ATVs and their maintenance…

U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate pass bill that supports Georgia

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The United States Senate today passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. Sponsor of the bill is Adam Smith, representative for Washington’s 9th congressional district. Democrat. Bill supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally-recognized borders. According to the bill, USA should continue support for multi-domain security assistance for Georgia in the form…

BREAKING NEWS! Trump announces travel ban from Europe to the USA except from the UK

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The FINANCIAL — President Trump addressed the nation Wednesday night and announced that all travel from Europe to the United States – with the exception of the U.K. – will be suspended for the next 30 days. Ban applies to anyone who has been in the EU’s Schengen border-free area within 14 days prior to…

WHO: COVID-19 has been declared as pandemic

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The FINANCIAL — For weeks The World Health Organization had held off but on Wednesday WHO declared that the spread of COVID-19 has become a pandemic. The rapid spread of the virus in more countries likely contributed to the WHO’s decision to declare the disease a pandemic. The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared coronavirus…