Warning signs over effectiveness of HIV ‘wonder drug’ in sub-Saharan Africa — ScienceDaily

Dolutegravir, the current first-line treatment for HIV, may not be as effective as hoped in sub-Saharan Africa, suggests new research published on World AIDS Day. The study finds that this so-called ‘wonder drug’ may be less effective in patients resistant to older drugs.

As HIV copies itself and replicates, it can develop errors, or ‘mutations’, in its genetic code (its RNA). While a drug may initially be able to supress or even kill the virus, certain mutations can allow the virus to develop resistance to its effects. If a mutated strain begins to spread within a population, it can mean once-effective drugs are no longer able to treat people.

HIV treatment usually consists of a cocktail of drugs that includes a type of drug known as a non-nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). However, in recent years, HIV has begun to develop resistance to NNRTIs. Between 10% and 15% of patients in

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Eventer Signs Commercial Licensing Agreement with Screenz, A Virtual Event and …

Leading media corporations such as Fox, ABC, Disney, Univision, Viacom and Jio by Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune 500 company have already used Screenz’ technology platform

OMER, Israel, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medigus Ltd. (Nasdaq:MDGS) (TASE:MDGS), a technology company engaged in advanced medical solutions and innovative internet technologies, today announced that Eventer Technologies Ltd., Medigus’ subsidiary (50.1%),  signed a commercial licensing agreement with the virtual entertainment and event technology company, Screenz Cross Media Ltd.

Eventer developed and operates a unique online and offline event managing platform. Screenz is a virtual entertainment and event technology company, which its technology had already been used by Jio by Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune 500 company and the largest private sector corporation in India, Fox, ABC, Disney, Univision, Viacom and more.

Based in part on Eventer’s technologies, Screenz developed Screenz Live, an interactive marketplace for broadcasting and production of live and VOD

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Medigus: Eventer Signs Commercial Licensing Agreement with Screenz, A Virtual Event and Entertainment Technology Company Nasdaq:MDGS

(MENAFN – GlobeNewsWire – Nasdaq) Leading media corporations such as Fox, ABC, Disney, Univision, Viacom and Jio by Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune 500 company have already used Screenz’ technology platform

OMER, Israel, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medigus Ltd. (Nasdaq:/News/Listing?symbol=MDGS&exchange=2 MDGS) (TASE:/News/Listing?symbol=MDGS&exchange=36 MDGS) , a technology company engaged in advanced medical solutions and innovative internet technologies, today announced that Eventer Technologies Ltd., Medigus’ subsidiary (50.1%), signed a commercial licensing agreement with the virtual entertainment and event technology company, Screenz Cross Media Ltd.

Eventer developed and operates a unique online and offline event managing platform. Screenz is a virtual entertainment and event technology company, which its technology had already been used by Jio by Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune 500 company and the largest private sector corporation in India, Fox, ABC, Disney, Univision, Viacom and more.

Based in part on Eventer’s technologies, Screenz developed Screenz Live, an interactive marketplace

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Medigus: Eventer Signs Commercial Licensing Agreement with Screenz, A Virtual Event and Entertainment Technology Company

Leading media corporations such as Fox, ABC, Disney, Univision, Viacom and Jio by Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune 500 company have already used Screenz’ technology platform

OMER, Israel, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medigus Ltd. (Nasdaq:MDGS) (TASE:MDGS), a technology company engaged in advanced medical solutions and innovative internet technologies, today announced that Eventer Technologies Ltd., Medigus’ subsidiary (50.1%),  signed a commercial licensing agreement with the virtual entertainment and event technology company, Screenz Cross Media Ltd.

Eventer developed and operates a unique online and offline event managing platform. Screenz is a virtual entertainment and event technology company, which its technology had already been used by Jio by Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune 500 company and the largest private sector corporation in India, Fox, ABC, Disney, Univision, Viacom and more.

Based in part on Eventer’s technologies, Screenz developed Screenz Live, an interactive marketplace for broadcasting and production of live and

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India Credit Downgrades Abate on Signs Economy Bouncing Back

(Bloomberg) — The pace of credit-rating cuts for Indian companies has slowed to the lowest since before the pandemic amid signs the local economy is coming out of its worst-ever contraction.

There have been about three downgrades for every upgrade of rupee debt since Oct. 1, the lowest since the last three months of 2019, according to data from India’s four biggest rating firms compiled by Bloomberg. That compares with a ratio of more than four to one in favor of cuts for the previous quarter, and a record 11 to one in the April-to-June period.



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Economic data suggests that Asia’s third-biggest economy is recovering, albeit unevenly, after it shrank a record 24% in the three months to June 30. A slower pace of downgrades may open the door to funding for weaker borrowers in India.

That’s as a record 1.38 trillion rupees ($19 billion) of bond

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What Are The Signs And Why Leaders Get Exposed

Performative allyship is becoming the order of the day, with many professing support for marginalized groups. It has become a recurring theme in recent times, with many in leadership positions quick to lend rhetorical support to diversity and inclusion, particularly in the area of race equality.

With the onset of global reactions to the death of George Floyd, leaders who were once reticent in championing racial equality, have found their voices in an attempt to align to racial equity and express solidarity with the cause. Far from being supportive of an anti-racist agenda, performative allyship has a disturbing influence, which stifles progress and has the detrimental effect of suppressing attempts to foster genuinely inclusive workplace environments.

Now the dust is settling, and employees, of all backgrounds have had the chance to consider the key concerns around race equality,

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New Mexico county signs contract for deputy body cameras

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (AP) — Bernalillo County officials announced Wednesday that they have signed a $3.8 million deal with a Georgia company to provide body and vehicle cameras for the sheriff’s department.

The agreement calls for Utility Inc. to supply 363 body cameras for deputies while 148 vehicles will be equipped with front- and rear-facing cameras. The service agreement includes installation, software, training and maintenance for five years.

Sheriff Manuel Gonzales had long dismissed body-worn cameras despite public pressure and the urging of the county commission. After state lawmakers passed a bill in June requiring body-worn cameras for all law enforcement agencies in the state, the sheriff’s department began working to meet the mandate.

“This is a historic step for Bernalillo County and the protection of our deputies and the citizens of the county,” County Manager Julie Morgas Baca said in a statement. “The county is fulfilling the state legal requirement

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Gov. Murphy Signs Body Camera Mandates For All NJ Police Into Law

NEW JERSEY — Citing the need for increased transparency and in the interest of improving interactions with the public, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Tuesday morning requiring all New Jersey law enforcement to wear body cameras.

Murphy signed one law that requires every uniformed state, county, and municipal patrol law enforcement officer to wear a body worn camera, subject to funding appropriated by the Legislature.

Exceptions are permitted for officers engaged in undercover assignments, meeting with confidential informants, performing administrative or non-uniformed duties, and when directed by a superior officer for a lawful purpose.

“We’ve made it clear that New Jersey will be second-to-none in enacting vital reforms to promote transparency and boost public confidence in law enforcement,” said Murphy. “Body worn cameras are a wise all-around investment in public safety that not only redouble our commitment to transparency and accountability, but also ensure that members of law enforcement are

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TEXEL signs an agreement with Arizona State University to move new battery technology towards commercialization in the US

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The battery technology development company, TEXEL Energy Storage (TEXEL), and Arizona State University (ASU) have signed a cooperation agreement with the purpose to bring a new battery technology towards commercialization in the United States. The new battery technology that is originally developed by Savannah River National laboratory (SRNL), is potentially much more cost effective than Lithium-Ion batteries in large scale and is 100% circular.

Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), one of US Department of Energy’s (DOE) seventeen national laboratories, and the laboratory behind the development of the Hydrogen Bomb, also considered as one of the world’s leading research labs on hydrogen related technologies, has developed a new battery technology, based on thermochemical Metal Hydrides. In 2018, SRNL and TEXEL signed an exclusive agreement with the aim to move the technology towards commercialization.

“The new battery technology is a huge step forward

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NASA Curiosity rover spots signs of ‘unimaginable’ Mars megafloods

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This image is a composite false-color view of Mount Sharp in the Gale Crater on Mars. The blue sky is rendered to resemble Earth to help highlight the stratification layers in the landscape.


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NASA Curiosity rover’s home-away-from-home in the Gale Crater on Mars seems like a fairly chill place. It’s a bit windy and dusty, but it’s dry and the rocky landscape is settled and calm. It wasn’t always like that. Scientists have found evidence of brutal megafloods from deep in the crater’s past.

Mars’ wet history has been coming into greater focus in recent years. A study published in the journal Scientific Reports this month gives us our first identification of megafloods thanks to on-the-ground observations made by Curiosity. 

“Deposits left behind by megafloods had not been previously identified with orbiter data,” said co-author and astrobiologist Alberto G. Fairén in a Cornell University statement last week.

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