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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 12 ... What we are watching in Canada ... A summer of backyard barbecues and picnics in the park? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it's possible if people keep rolling up their sleeves and don't ease COVID-19 public-health restrictions until cases are down. "We can have that summer, we can have a one-dose summer ... And a one-dose summer sets us up for a two-dose fall when we'll be able to talk about going back to school back to work and back to more normality," he says. "That's what the coming months could look like. That's what I'm excited about." Canada hit a major milestone on the road to COVID-19 herd immunity Tuesday, with 40 per cent of Canadians — 15.2 million people — now vaccinated with at least their first dose. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said 75 per cent is the target for first doses so lifting restrictions doesn't result in a fourth wave. The news comes even as Ontario and Alberta announce they will no longer be giving first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Supply of that vaccine has been tight of late and there have been concerns about the risk of blood clots that come with that type of shot. --- Also this ... Is working from home creating a cyber threat? A new report estimates nearly two-thirds of businesses globally, including 63 per cent in Canada, have seen an increase in targeted cyberattacks since they switched to widespread remote work. The report from U.S. -based Proofpoint is based on a first-quarter survey of 1,400 chief information security officers at mid-sized and large businesses in 14 countries, including Canada. More than half of the Canadian information security officers said that human error is the biggest vulnerability because most cyberattacks involve some type of interaction with people. Proofpoint spokeswoman Lucia Milica says there are more ways for criminals to target remote workers who are outside the organization's security perimeter. Email fraud was the biggest problem identified by the Canadian respondents, and one of the top three vulnerabilities in 12 of the countries studied. --- What we are watching in the U.S. ... The two players in the most important relationship in Washington finally are ready for a face-to-face meeting. US President Joe Biden's sit-down on Wednesday with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and other congressional leaders comes as the White House accelerates its efforts to reach a bipartisan infrastructure agreement _ or at least aims to show it's trying. But McConnell is plainly stating he's not interested in the plan as proposed. The White House meeting will be the centerpiece of a week of legislative outreach as the clock ticks toward a deadline for a bipartisan agreement on Biden's $4 trillion two-part plan for infrastructure and family programs. --- What we are watching in the rest of the world ... Israel has stepped up attacks on the Gaza Strip, flattening a building used by Hamas and killing at least three militants. Palestinian rockets rained down almost nonstop on parts of Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to expand the offensive, while Gaza militants unleashed a barrage of rockets that set off air-raid sirens and explosions around Tel Aviv. The enemies' heaviest fighting since 2014 showed no signs of slowing. Five Israelis were killed by rocket fire. The death toll in Gaza rose to 35, and a Palestinian was killed during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank. In another sign of widening unrest, demonstrations erupted in Arab communities across Israel. --- On this day in 1921 ... Author Farley Mowat was born in Belleville, Ont. The son of a librarian, he grew up in Windsor, Ont., and Saskatoon. His novels, including "Lost in the Barrens" which won the Governor General's Award and other non-fiction works, have been translated into more than 20 languages. He died May 6, 2014. --- In education news ... With kids as young as 12 being vaccinated for COVID-19, there are questions around whether the shots will be mandatory before students can return to in-person learning. Provinces have not said whether they're considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for youth, however, there is precedents. Ontario and New Brunswick make some immunizations, including measles, diphtheria, tetanus, polio and rubella, compulsory for school-aged children. Other provinces treat those vaccinations as voluntary. In Ontario, mandatory vaccines are part of the Immunization of School Pupils Act of 1990, which Western University health law expert Jacob Shelley says can theoretically be modified to add a new required vaccine without passing an additional law. Provinces that don't already have mandatory vaccines for school-aged children could introduce them through new laws, Shelley says, though that usually takes time. He adds, however, that enacting emergency orders could speed up the process. But having the ability to make vaccines mandatory for teens doesn't mean it will happen. "The question is going to be a political one more than a legal one, in my mind, whether or not jurisdictions are going to be interested in navigating what may end up proving to be a contentious issue," Shelley said. "But it's certainly possible." Françoise Baylis, a health ethics researcher at Dalhousie University, says there are plenty of factors for jurisdictions to consider when making that decision. She expects some to adopt a hybrid learning agreement, where vaccinated students can return in person and those who aren't continue to learn online. But, Baylis says, that's not a perfect fix, since quality of education often suffers in an online environment. --- ICYMI ... The City of Charlottetown says it will add an Indigenous elder or child next to its Sir John A. Macdonald to serve as a reminder of the darker side of the former prime minister's legacy. The statue in the P.E.I. capital of Canada's first prime minister, sitting on a bench with his arm outstretched and his top hat beside him, has been vandalized three times in the past year. It's a national trend as greater attention is focused on Macdonald's role as an architect of the country's residential school system, where thousands of Indigenous children suffered abuse, or even death. The Epekwitk Assembly of Councils, which represents the Abegweit First Nation and Lennox Island First Nation on P.E.I., wrote to the city in January recommending several changes to the statue, including a new plaque providing a fuller account of Macdonald's story. The group sought to have the empty space on the bench blocked off to remove the possibility of photo opportunities next to the statue. Coun. Julie McCabe, who chairs the city's tourism and economic development committee, says the city will consult with the artist and the Indigenous groups to come up with a design. McCabe said only then will they be able to discuss a budget for the changes. The original art piece cost about $75,000. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2021 The Canadian Press
Shares in aircraft components maker Montana Aerospace soared nearly 18% on its debut on the Swiss bourse on Wednesday, giving it a higher-than-expected market capitalisation of about 1.4 billion Swiss francs ($1.5 billion). The Austrian-Swiss company, whose customers include Boeing and Airbus, saw its shares rise to 30.60 Swiss francs ($33.16) in early trading, well above a list price of 25.65 Swiss francs. The initial public offering raised approximately 440 million francs which Montana said it would use to fund acquisitions and organic growth in the aero industry that has been hard hit by the coronavirus.
Dublin, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Speech Analytics Market Report 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Speech Analytics Market is expected to grow at the rate of 20.3% CAGR by 2026. Speech analytics raises the process of estimating recorded customer calls to collect information. This is done to expand communication and future interaction with the customers. Call recordings support an enterprise to improve rare insights about competitive intelligence, service issues, agent performance, customer satisfaction, and campaign effectiveness. Speech analytic solutions offer advanced functionalities and valuable intellects from customer calls. This information is used to discover information connected to the company's strategy, operational issues, and contact center agent performance. Speech analytics software can spring a company's crucial competitive advantage. It supports increasing valuable information about the product and processes of a company. This helps companies to expand deliverables and gain customer satisfaction. It aids companies in reducing their operating expenses and save money. Speech analytics contains the necessities of automatic speech recognition. Therefore, speech analytic tools support contact centers and businesses to expand their operational process. Sales organizations use speech analytics tools to identify up-sell and cross-sell opportunities. This can improve sales conversion rates as speech analytic tools support the understanding of different customer demographics toward the offers made. Speech analytics delivers unconditional analysis of recorded phone conversations of the company and its customers. As observed in the market by component, the speech analytics market is furcated into solutions and services. In solutions segmentation, the index and query tools solutions segment are holding a large share. This is because of the increasing requirement of analyzing the recorded customers' calls to assess the customer intention and perform behavior analysis. Moreover, these solutions help the company gain the right customer's right perception at the right time. As per the application, the speech analytics process is broadly applied in competitive intelligence, which provides this segment with higher market growth. Competitive intelligence has a significant role in the competitive advantage of the market, where the information regarding the competitors and customers is essential.In terms of deployment mode, cloud deployment is holding the major share in the speech analytics market. Many industries adopt cloud deployment because it is a cost-effective option in speech analytics.In the geographical market for speech analytics, North America has a substantial share in the market. The considerable share is ascribed to the rising demand for effective customer service to improve the customer experience and increase the adoption of new technology in business enhancements.In the present competitive scenario, providing excellent customer satisfaction is considered an essential strategy for any enterprise's growth and firmness. One way to obtain this is by employing speech analytics. Most organizations aim to exceed customer expectations. Speech analytics allow organizations to disclose the invisible insights from customer interaction; thus aids in better understanding customer needs and effectively estimating the fluctuating customer needs. Thus, the factor mentioned above is majorly enhancing the global speech analytics market. Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary2. Industry Outlook2.1. Industry Overview2.2. Industry Trends3. Market Snapshot3.1. Market Definition3.2. Market Outlook3.3. Related Markets4. Market characteristics4.1. Market Overview4.2. Market Segmentation4.3. Market Dynamics4.4. DRO - Impact Analysis5. Component: Market Size & Analysis5.1. Overview5.2. Solutions5.2.1. Speech Engine5.2.2. Indexing and Query Tools5.2.3. Reporting and Visualization Tools5.2.4. Workforce Optimization5.2.5. Others5.3. Services5.3.1. Consulting5.3.2. Professional Services5.3.3. Managed Services6. Application: Market Size & Analysis6.1. Overview6.2. Customer Experience Management6.3. Call Monitoring6.4. Agent Performance Monitoring6.5. Sales and Marketing Management6.6. Competitive Intelligence6.7. Risk and Compliance Management6.8. Others7. Deployment Mode: Market Size & Analysis7.1. Overview7.2. Cloud7.3. On-premises8. Geography: Market Size & Analysis8.1. Overview8.2. North America8.3. Europe8.4. Asia Pacific8.5. Rest of the World9. Competitive Landscape9.1. Competitor Comparison Analysis9.2. Market Developments9.2.1. Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal, Awards, Partnerships9.2.2. Product Launches and execution10. Vendor Profiles10.1. OpenText10.2. Micro Focus10.3. Voci Technologies10.4. Business Systems10.5. Enghouse Interactive10.6. Tech Mahindra10.7. NICE10.8. Verint, Avaya10.9. Genesys10.10. Google11. Companies to Watch11.1. AWS11.2. Vonage11.3. Calabrio11.4. CallMiner11.5. Clarabridge11.6. Eleveo11.7. Almawave11.8. Marchex11.9. Castel11.10. Aspect11.11. Sabio11.12. Talkdesk For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/nfto30 CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
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A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ PADRES DEPLETED San Diego shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and outfielder Wil Myers tested positive for COVID-19, and the Padres are shorthanded heading into a doubleheader against Colorado at Coors Field. First baseman Eric Hosmer is out for contact tracing, along with utility players Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo. Padres manager Jayce Tingler said Tuesday night he hoped the fallout from the virus would stop and anticipated his team could play the single-admission twinbill as scheduled to make up Monday night’s postponement. Both games are scheduled for seven innings. Hosmer and Myers were removed Tuesday night in the middle of an 8-1 win over the Rockies, leaving San Diego scrambling for replacements. “You never really plan out these scenarios, but we know things are going to come up,” Tingler said. “Our guys are going to be ready. If they’re coming from Triple-A or whatever, we’ve got a lot of faith in our minor league crew that’s preparing these guys." Yu Darvish (3-1, 2.27 ERA) and Blake Snell (1-0, 4.15) are slated to start for the Padres in the doubleheader. Tingler said he learned of Tatis’ positive test in a phone call late Monday night, but the young star was symptom-free at the moment. “Naturally, you’re punched in the stomach a little bit,” Tingler said. “He’s feeling well. I mean he is crushed, he’s crushed inside, mentally, things like that.” Tatis spent time on the injured list last month with inflammation in his left shoulder. He leads the Padres with nine homers and 23 runs. Snell looks to bounce back from walking six in 4 2/3 innings against San Francisco. The 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner hasn’t lasted more than 5 1/3 innings in any of his seven starts for the Padres since being acquired from Tampa Bay. He’s struggled with his control, too, walking 21 in 30 1/3 innings. BATMAN RETURNS Former Mets ace Matt Harvey will face New York for the first time since unceremoniously splitting with the team in a 2018 trade to Cincinnati. Harvey, now with the Orioles, returned to Citi Field with the Reds later that season but did not pitch. “Harvey Day” was once appointment viewing in Queens, with fans wearing Batman attire to support the right-hander known as the Dark Knight. Injuries and various malfeasance — including a day in 2017 when Harvey failed to show up for a game — brought a rapid end to his prime. After struggling through stints with Cincinnati, the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City, the 32-year-old has added a sinker and found success with Baltimore, going 3-2 with a 3.60 ERA in seven starts. “I think he’s appreciative of the opportunity and he’s running with it,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “I know he’s in a good place right now.” VIRUS ISSUES FOR YANKEES STAFF Gerrit Cole (4-1, 1.61 ERA) pitches for the Yankees at rival Tampa Bay, but it's unclear which New York staff members will be available. Third base coach Phil Nevin and first base coach Reggie Willits are away from the team after positive COVID-19 tests. Following a 3-1 win in the series opener Tuesday night, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said another staff member tested positive as well, but did not provide further details. All three coaches mentioned are fully vaccinated. Several coaches missed the game due to contact tracing, but Boone said the tracing did not include any players. Nevin was under quarantine protocol in Tampa, Florida. “He’s doing OK,” Boone said. Bench coach Carlos Mendoza replaced Nevin at third base Tuesday, and minor league coordinator Mario Garza filled in for Willits at first. Pitching coach Matt Blake was not visible in the bullpen area when starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery warmed up before Tuesday’s game. “There’s a few people that we sent home just as a precaution to make sure," Boone said before the game. "We’re doing all we can to stay healthy. A little bit of a skeleton staff but nothing we can’t handle.” The Yankees on April 30 were able to relax MLB protocols after reaching an 85% vaccination rate among players and staff such as managers, coaches and athletic trainers. “We’ll have to definitely evaluate and make sure we’re doing everything we possibly can to prevent things from happening,” Boone said. ROCKET’S GREEN GLARE Juan Soto, J.D. Martinez and Freddie Freeman might not be the only ones blasting objects into orbit. NASA plans another attempt to launch its Black Brant XII sounding rocket on Wednesday shortly after 8 p.m. EDT. The rocket will create green and violet clouds that might be visible for a short period along the East Coast and beyond. Games are scheduled to be in progress at Atlanta, Washington and Boston at the time — so if players and fans suddenly start looking up into the night sky, no, they’re not really in outer space. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
People in England, Scotland and Wales will soon be able to drink inside a pub.
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Dr. Balram Bhargava, head of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said in an interview that lockdown restrictions should remain in place in all districts where the rate of infection is above 10% of those tested. Currently, three-fourths of India's 718 districts have what is known as a test-positivity rate above 10%, including major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai and the tech hub of Bengaluru. Bhargava's comments are the first time a senior government official has outlined how long lockdowns, which already encompass large parts of country, need to continue to rein in the crisis in India.
German bond yields fell from their highest in over a year as stock markets steadied on Wednesday and the market awaited U.S. inflation data due later in the session. Equities have slumped and bond yields, particularly in the euro area, have risen sharply as investors grew nervous about growing inflationary pressure and stretched market valuations.
Dublin, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Application; End User, and Geography" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Cancer Markers Segment to Register Higher CAGR During 2020-2027 Point-Of-Care Data Management Software Market was valued at US$ 446.54 million in 2019 and it is projected to reach US$ 855.54 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% during 2020-2027.Based on application, the global point-of-care data management software market is bifurcated into infectious disease devices, glucose monitoring, coagulation monitoring, urinalysis, cardiometabolic monitoring, cancer markers, and hematology. The glucose monitoring segment held a larger share of the market in 2019. Whereas, the cancer markers segment is anticipated to register a higher CAGR in the market during the forecast period. The large share of this segment is attributed to factors such as the significant adoption of new technologies among researchers and academia technological advancements, growing diabetic patient population base. Moreover, presence of the various market players that are offering various products and rise in the technological advancement will further offer lucrative opportunities in the study period.The market is primarily driven by increase in adoption of POC devices by hospitals and laboratories. Increase in geriatric population, high incidence of chronic as well as infectious diseases, and rise in awareness among people about preventive health care has led to high demand for point of care testing devices across the world. However, operating challenges along with product recalls might hinder the market growth. Abbott, Siemens Healthineers AG, Telcor Inc., F. Hoffmann-la Roche Ltd., Orchard Software Corporation, Randox Laboratories Ltd., DataLink Software, LLC., Radiometer Medical ApS, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Medical Information Technology, Inc., and others are among the major companies operating in the market. Key Topics Covered: 1. Introduction1.1 Scope of the Study1.2 Research Report Guidance1.3 Market Segmentation1.3.1 Global Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market - By Application1.3.2 Global Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market - By End-User1.3.3 Global Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market - By Geography2. Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market - Key Takeaways3. Research Methodology3.1 Coverage 3.2 Secondary Research3.3 Primary Research4. Global Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market- Market Landscape4.1 Overview4.2 PEST Analysis4.3 Expert Opinions5. Global Point of Care Data Management Software Market - Key Industry Dynamics5.1 Market Drivers5.1.1 Increasing Incidences of Infectious- and Lifestyle-Related Diseases5.1.2 Product Launches and Product Developments5.2 Market Restraints5.2.1 Operating Challenges5.2.2 Product Recalls5.3 Impact Analysis6. Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market - Global Analysis6.1 Global Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market Revenue Forecast and Analysis6.2 Global Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market, By Geography - Forecast and Analysis6.3 Market Positioning7. Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market Analysis- by Application7.1 Overview7.2 Global Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market, By Application 2019& 2027 (%)7.3 Glucose Monitoring7.4 Infectious Disease Devices7.5 Cardiometabolic Monitoring7.6 Coagulation Monitoring7.7 Cancer Marker7.8 Urinalysis7.9 Hematology8. Global Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market Analysis- by End User8.1 Overview8.2 Global Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market, By End User 2019 & 2027 (%)8.3 Diagnostic Centers8.4 Hospitals/Critical Care Units8.5 Clinics/Outpatient9. Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market - Geographic Analysis9.1 North America: Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market9.2 Europe: Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market9.3 Asia Pacific: Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market9.4 Middle East & Africa: Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market Revenue And Forecasts To 20279.5 South and Central America Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market Revenue And Forecasts To 202710. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Point-of-Care Data Management Software Market10.1 North America: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic10.2 Europe: Impact Assessment Of COVID-19 Pandemic10.3 Asia Pacific: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic10.4 Middle East and Africa: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic10.5 South and Central America: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic11. Industry Landscape11.1 Overview11.2 Growth Strategies Done by the Companies in the Market, (%)11.3 Organic Developments11.3.1 Overview11.4 Inorganic Developments11.4.1 Overview12. COMPANY PROFILES12.1 Key Facts12.2 Business Description12.3 Products and Services12.4 Financial Overview12.5 SWOT Analysis12.6 Key Developments AbbottSiemens Healthineers AGTELCOR Inc.F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE LTD.Orchard Software CorporationRandox Laboratories Ltd.DataLink Software, LLC.Radiometer Medical ApSTHERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC.Medical Information Technology, Inc. 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