The Healthcare Space sparks major Interest for CyberSecurity Startups

Last year, healthcare systems and hospitals all around were facing a battle on two fronts: the well-known raging pandemic that engulfed the entire world in fear; and the lesser-known yet just as relentless battle – cyberattacks.

According to a latest study, cyber breaches in healthcare increased by 55.2 percent last year. The increase in attacks prompted the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the FBI, and the US Department of Health and Human Services to send out a warning in late October that according to ‘credible information’, cyber-attackers were specifically targeting health care providers and public health agencies.

The increase in attacks on this industry corelates with devices and machines at hospitals getting more interconnected. Things such as MRIs, and thermostats talking wit each other and the network while giving attackers virtual backdoors and a surface to exploit which seemed to be ever-increasing.

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Duterte seeks higher pork imports with low tariff

President Rodrigo R. Duterte had asked Congress to increase the minimum access volume for pork imports this year by 350,000 metric tons, his spokesman said on Friday.

The increase was on top of the 54,210 metric tons of pork imports under a lower tariff rate, presidential  spokesman Herminio  L. Roque, Jr. said in a statement.

“This is to immediately augment the supply of pork, stabilize increasing prices and address the pressing issues on food security,” he added.

The Agriculture department earlier recommended the reduction of tariffs for pork imports to 5{87890dc1d933c52ccc13a444df81fd446339ba2106dac001aae390a0afd706af} from 30{87890dc1d933c52ccc13a444df81fd446339ba2106dac001aae390a0afd706af} under the minimum access volume quota for six months amid an African Swine Fever outbreak. The rate will be increased to 10{87890dc1d933c52ccc13a444df81fd446339ba2106dac001aae390a0afd706af} in the next six months.

It also proposed to expand the minimum access volume to 400,000 MT from 54,000 MT due to rising prices.It also proposed to cut to 15{87890dc1d933c52ccc13a444df81fd446339ba2106dac001aae390a0afd706af} from 40{87890dc1d933c52ccc13a444df81fd446339ba2106dac001aae390a0afd706af} the tariff for … Read the rest

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The Importance of Safety & Lifting Equipment in Warehouse Management

To operate a warehouse successfully, you need to ensure that you have your space set up to be as functional and efficient as possible. With the right warehouse setup, you can ensure that your business operates like a well-oiled machine so you can serve your customers as best as possible. Providing the best service to your clients will ensure that your organisation is able to meet the needs of your clients going forward and that you manage your warehouse operations with confidence moving forward. 

There are a lot of different components that you need to manage to keep your warehouse running like clockwork. From inventory management, having the right systems in place, managing your supply chain and maintenance of your lifting equipment in Melbourne, there are many moving parts that you need to consider. With so many different elements to consider, you need to ensure that you have the Read the rest

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India and Saudi Arabia spar over oil prices

Disclaimer: John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.

LONDON – Tensions this month between India and Saudi Arabia over rising oil prices have underscored the growing importance of the bilateral relationship and its potential to generate conflict as well as cooperation.

The decision by OPEC+, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, at the start of this month to leave output unchanged despite a near doubling of oil prices since the start of November sparked an angry exchange of words.

“The decision by OPEC+ has saddened us. It is not good news for India, China, Japan, Korea and other consuming nations,” India’s minister for petroleum told Reuters earlier in March.

“We have asked companies to aggressively look for diversification. We cannot be held hostage to the arbitrary decision of Middle East producers,” an Indian government source said. (“India asks refiners to … Read the rest

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5 Useful Tips For Improving Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a fundamental aspect that measures your financial health. A good credit score will not only get loans approved easily but will also provide you with low-interest rates and affordable repayments. The better your credit score is, the more the lenders will trust you. Many people think that credit scores impact only loans and credit cards. However, they influence other matters like insurance rates, applying for utility services, and down rental payments. Improving your credit score can take a while, so it’s best to start as early as possible.

Read on to find out 5 great tips to help you achieve a better credit score without running into any kind of hassle.

Go Through your Credit Reports

Start with taking a thorough look at the information on your credit reports. It is easy to pull a free copy of your credit report once a year through a … Read the rest

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Biden names Harris to lead efforts with Mexico, Central America, to stem migrant flow

WASHINGTON — President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., on Wednesday named Vice-President Kamala D. Harris to lead US efforts with Mexico and Central America’s Northern Triangle countries to try to stem the flow of migration to the United States.

Mr. Biden’s decision gives a high-profile assignment to his vice-president, a daughter of immigrants who has forged a reputation as an ally of immigration advocates. As California attorney general, Ms. Harris had to deal with a major influx of unaccompanied minors at the state’s border with Mexico in 2014.

It is a task that carries political risks for Ms. Harris, a potential future presidential candidate. Border woes have been an intractable problem for multiple presidents.

Mr. Biden served in a similar role for then-President Barack Obama when he was vice-president. By assigning her to handling diplomatic efforts with Central America, Mr. Biden is elevating the migration issue as a top priority.

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North Korea fires two short-range missiles, US still open to dialogue


WASHINGTON/SEOUL — North Korea fired two short-range missiles at the weekend, US and South Korean officials said, but Washington played down the first such tests under President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and said it was still open to dialogue with Pyongyang.

The North Korean activity involved weapons systems at the low end of the spectrum that were not covered by United Nations Security Council testing bans, two senior officials of the Biden administration told a briefing call on Tuesday.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said two cruise missiles were fired off North Korea’s western coastal town of Onchon on Sunday morning.

Seoul had detected signs a test was imminent and was monitoring it in real time, a JCS official told reporters on Wednesday. The JCS reports North Korea’s testing of advanced weapons such as nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles nearly in real time but not some tests Read the rest

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Fritz Zerweck: A Successful Business Leader

Whether you are a corporate traveler or a private vacationer: everybody is looking for the best hotel at the lowest price. As a specialist for business travelers, ehotel offers the largest possible range of hotels and META SEARCH technology, thereby reducing the indirect costs of business trips. Like many middle-class children Fritz Zerweck’s path seemed to be predetermined by his parents’ line of work with a successful journey. The innovative meta-search technology was developed under his leadership, which enables customers to search for all available rooms from all leading hotel room providers, tour operators, resellers, and hotel contingents.

Exciting Experience

The coincidence that brought Fritz Zerweck to the board of ehotel might have caused the most impactful change in his life. In finance, Fritz always felt like he was juggling with abstract values, and like he was under constant pressure to succeed. Of course, he also had many exciting experiences … Read the rest

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ANALYSIS | Investors seek out ‘back to the future’ trades to beat inflation as bond yields rise

NEW YORK – Widespread expectations of a coming U.S. economic boom are forcing bond fund managers to dust off their playbooks to combat a nemesis they have not had to worry about for more than a decade: inflation.

The tepid recovery from the Great Financial Crisis elongated the long bull market in bonds reaching back to the early 1980s, pushing yields to historically low levels. Yet continued accommodation by the Federal Reserve and the anticipated effects of the Biden administration’s $1.9-trillion stimulus plan have pushed up benchmark 10-year Treasury yields to last week touch their highest levels since January 2020.

Inflation is anathema to bond investors, eroding earnings over time, but it has not posed a significant threat since well before the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Now, though, the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is forcing inflation back into the consciousness of fixed-income markets.

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Marina Tognetti: Innovative Tech Entrepreneur

Change is all around us. Markets keep changing as a result of fast-paced advancement in technology. This influences the way business is conducted, for consumers as well as for companies. This means that to be successful one must be able to adapt and shift the perspective, focusing on customer-oriented strategies. But ‘CHANGE is GOOD’ as it forces improvements and continuous developments. As a business leader, Marina Tognetti does not think that she needs to be an expert in everything, but that she should instead understand the implications of current trends and dynamics, and how these can impact the company, its customers, the value chain.

In this era of challenging technologic evolution, the vital traits of a business woman are similar to that of an innovative entrepreneur. She must have a strong vision, to set the direction and anticipate and navigate challenges, but at the same time be flexible and able … Read the rest

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