VolitionRx Limited Announces Details for Virtual Capital Markets Day 2020

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) (“Volition”) a multi-national epigenetics company developing simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests to help diagnose a range of cancers and other diseases in both humans and animals, announced further details of the capital markets day event it will host on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, starting at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  To join the event LIVE please register here.

Cameron Reynolds, President and Chief Executive Officer of Volition, will host the live-streamed event along with other members of the Executive Management team.

The presentation will focus on new data, and the launch and commercial roll out of the company’s first product, the Nu.Q™ Vet Cancer Screening Test, which is on target for a launch this year, and will also provide an update on recent developments and Volition’s activities, including new and ongoing clinical

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Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) Announces Grand Opening of 104-Room Residence Inn by Marriott Waco/South in Texas

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership and management company, today announced the grand opening of 104-room Residence Inn by Marriott Waco/South in Texas. The hotel is owned by Ridgeland, Miss.-based Wealth Hospitality Group, a hospitality ownership/development/construction management company.

“The Residence Inn by Marriott Waco/South marks our fifth hotel in Texas and our 20th Marriott-branded property,” said Robert Cole, president & CEO, HVMG. “Our familiarity with the market, extended-stay hotels and the Residence Inn brand will allow us to ramp up quickly and be a market leader. Additionally, HVMG brings its ‘Be Excellent’ culture and best practices to add value to the hotel’s profitability and guest satisfaction.”

Located at 2424 Marketplace Drive, the 4-story hotel is near Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center and proximate to Baylor University and multiple corporate entities and situated within the Central Texas Market Place development. The open-air shopping center features more

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EY announces alliance with CrowdStrike to transform cyber risk management capabilities

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — EY today announces an alliance between CrowdStrike – a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and workload protection – and Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) – a leader in risk consulting – to seamlessly integrate cybersecurity operations and risk management within the enterprise.

In today’s complex cyber risk landscape, organizations recognize the value of establishing comprehensive and reliable cybersecurity strategies and operations. The EY-CrowdStrike Alliance combines CrowdStrike’s leading-class cybersecurity technologies with leading transformational consulting capabilities and cyber services provided by EY teams. Specifically focused on addressing cyber risk and threat management, cyber incident response and cyber threat intelligence, the collaboration offers broad security services to help clients understand and address cyber threats unique to their businesses, and leverage alliance capabilities to effectively help manage those risks. 

Dave Burg, EY Americas Cybersecurity Leader, says:

“Implementing quality cybersecurity technology is essential as cyber attacks become

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Warren Mead Joins Paramount Property Company as Executive Vice President of Property Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Warren Mead has joined Paramount Property Company as Executive Vice President of Property Management.

“We are thrilled to announce that Warren Mead, a recognized leader in the industry, has joined the Paramount team as EVP of Property Management,” said Christian Diggs, President of Paramount Property Company. “His vast industry experience, breadth of knowledge, and business development track record will greatly complement our current entrepreneurial environment. We look forward to this relationship enhancing our Bay Area presence.”

Mead joins Paramount Property Company from

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Hovde Group Launches Asset Management Advisory Effort With Addition of Mark Timperman

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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 13, 2020–

Hovde Group (“Hovde”), a leading full service investment bank and broker dealer that provides investment banking, capital markets, equity research, and sales and trading services focused on the financial services sector, today announced that it has formed a new practice to advise asset management and wealth management companies, led by Mark Timperman as Managing Director and Head of Asset Management Investment Banking. 

Mark joins Hovde with over twenty years of financial institutions investment banking experience primarily serving the asset management industry. Most recently he served as Head of Asset Management Investment Banking at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC where he focused on strategic advisory and capital raising for traditional and alternative asset managers, wealth management and retirement services firms and broker-dealers.

“As Hovde Group continues to look

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Brazil: How Is South America’s Biggest Economy Poised To Behave

Last week, Brazil’s COPOM (Committee for Monetary Policy) met to discuss the current economic environment, not only in Brazil but around the world. The meeting had one overall result, which was to maintain current interest rates: the country’s Taxa Selic will stay at 2% p.a. Although this event might not seem newsworthy, it tells us a great deal about the recovery of the South American economy.

COPOM, Taxa Selic, and Inflation

Unlike other central banks around the world such as the U.S. Federal Reserve, Brazil’s Central Bank has just one responsibility: to keep inflation low. COPOM is the committee selected for this fundamental task and its main tool is the ability to adjust interest rates.

In Brazil, the basic interest rate that guides the market is called the Taxa Selic. The committee lowers or increases the Taxa Selic to make money cheap or expensive, respectively. As a result, consumers are

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VF Corp. Shifts Brand Leadership, Management Around Core and Emerging Brands

VF Corp. revealed Tuesday it has made several organizational and management changes around its core and emerging brands portfolio.

With these changes, the leaders of VF’s three core brands — Vans, The North Face and Timberland — and its emerging brands (all other brands in its portfolio) will now report directly to Steve Rendle, chairman, president and chief executive officer of VF Corp.

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Reporting to Rendle will be Steve Murray, who has been named global brand president, The North Face; Doug Palladini, global brand president, Vans; Martino Scabbia Guerrini, president of the EMEA Region and interim global brand president for Timberland, and Kevin Bailey, president of the Asia Pacific Region and Emerging Brands.

Murray was previously president of the Americas region, and in his role at The North Face, succeeds Arne Arens, who has stepped down to pursue other opportunities outside VF. In line with the company’s

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India Hopes Digital Health ID Can Get Economy Moving Again

(Bloomberg) — A $23-million program offering a digital health ID to every citizen could bolster India’s economic growth amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the head of the country’s health authority.

The National Digital Health Mission, which aims to create a repository of doctors and health facilities across India — in addition to digitizing citizens’ health records — will lead to cost savings and better economic outcomes, Indu Bhushan, chief executive officer of the National Health Authority, said in an interview.

India’s Health ‘Time Bomb’ Keeps Ticking, and It’s Not Covid-19

Analysis of Big Data on health “will lead to better planning, budgeting and implementation for states and health programs, which should be a big cost optimizer,” said Bhushan, who compared the gains produced by the “new digital highway” to those from building physical infrastructure such as roads.



chart: India has the world's second highest number of coronavirus infections


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India has the world’s second highest number of coronavirus infections

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Japan firms fall woefully short of govt goals on women managers

More than 70% of Japanese firms say women account for less than 10% of management, while 17% have no female managers at all

* Women account for less than 10% of management in most firms

* The ratio of female managers far below govt goal

* Govt pushes “womenomics” to boost women, counter ageing society

By Tetsushi Kajimoto

TOKYO, Oct 14 (Reuters) – About one-fifth of Japanese companies have no female managers and most say women account for less than 10% of management, a Reuters monthly poll found, highlighting the struggle for the government’s “womenomics” drive to make headway.

The survey results come as Japan is seen to delay its target this year to raise the share of women in leadership posts to 30% as part of the government’s campaign to empower women, dubbed “womenomics”, and cope with Japan’s ageing population.

The Reuters Corporate Survey, conducted Sept. 29-Oct. 8, found

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Here’s how long-term unemployment is becoming the most overlooked disaster in the US economy



a group of people sitting on a bench: Hundreds of unemployed Kentucky residents wait in long lines outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky. John Sommers II/Getty Images


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  • Even though the unemployment rate declined to 7.9% and 661,000 jobs were added last month, the uptick in the number of Americans who are long-term unemployed shows there is still a long way to go before the jobs market fully recovers.
  • The net change in the number of people unemployed for 27 weeks or longer was the largest month-over-month change since this data was first recorded; 781,000 more people were considered long-term unemployed in September than in August.
  • Although the number of long-term unemployed is nowhere near the 6.8 million peak in April 2010 during the Great Recession, some economists believe it is likely that number will continue to rise.
  • Economists agree that having
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