JHX earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2020.
As Portuguese voters prepare to pick new president, many fear going to the polls could worsen a surge in coronavirus cases.
South Africa's most experienced player Faf du Plessis, preparing for the Pakistan series, is concerned that 'bubble' life for players is simply unsustainable.
Tallinn, Estonia, Jan. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uzbek technology company to release wallet, lending, investing and learning hubs built on the Stellar blockchain Uzbekistan-based blockchain project Okschain has announced an ambitious plan for 2021, focusing on a series of fintech services that solve many of the biggest challenges facing current blockchain technology. The Okschain platform aims to provide a full suite of products and services which make finance easier and more affordable, while leading the industry in transaction speed, security, reliability and convenience. Developed as a fork of the Stellar blockchain used by the likes of Wirex and IBM, Okschain will remove barriers to entry for traditional financial products such as payments, saving, lending and investing. Platform users will transfer funds and make payments through a universal wallet, exchange digital assets with a low-fee decentralized exchange. In phase 2, Okschain will enable crypto and fiat investing, peer-to-peer lending, traditional lending and AI-powered microloans. The platform will also feature a tokenized version of the team’s existing tech investment fund, allowing anyone to invest in a diverse portfolio of investments, from data and mining centres to AI labs and ecotech projects. The unique model will enable users to invest small sums in transformative startups that would otherwise be inaccessible to retail investors. The Okschain roadmap Okschain is set to launch the first features of its fintech platform in the first half of 2021, beginning with a multi-currency, fiat-and-crypto digital wallet, a decentralised exchange and a peer-to-peer lending service. The roadmap includes a traditional business-to-consumer lending portal, an API payment gateway which connects merchants with consumers, the creation of a data centre for storage and transmission with Russian, Ukrainian and Asian partners and the launch of its tokenized venture capital fund. Okschain is also launching Okslab, a learning platform to support the training of developers . Course participants will be offered expert tuition in a wide range of technical skills, receive certified qualifications and the opportunity to work with leading companies in Uzbekistan. The project will initially pilot in the team’s home nation, followed by roll-outs to European, Asian, Middle Eastern and African markets. Although fintech lies at the heart of the Okschain vision, the company’s ambitions will see progress in the fields of hard-tech, eco-technology, AI and medicine through 2022 and beyond. The team Okschain was founded by promising young tech entrepreneurs Bekzod Gapparov and Akhrorkhuja Makhmudov. Gapparov, a nanotech graduate with experience in data centres, mining farms and financial services, has served as an advisor to a number of Uzbek blockchain projects. Okschain has assembled a team of developers, analysts, legal advisers and marketers, supported by a dedicated, crypto-savvy community. Founder Bekzod Gapparov said: “Decentralised technology and fintech are growing year on year, but there are still many problems related to storage, payments and lending. Our goal is to solve all of them within one ecosystem, with transparency and fairness at its heart. These values must be the foundations of our new financial system, to guarantee justice and freedom for all of our participants. To make our ambitious plans a reality, the next, exciting phase will involve building on our already significant code base, utilising assets such as our own data centers and leveraging the expertise and professionalism of our talented team. We owe much to the dozens of developers, marketers, investors, partners and supporters who believe in our product, including many of the leading crypto exchanges and decentralized projects. We will not let them down.” For more information on Okschain including its MVP, whitepaper and community platforms, please visit https://okschain.com/. Media Contacts: Company: OkschainEmail: email@example.comWebsite: https://okschain.com/
Manchester City will be looking to avoid an FA Cup upset today as Pep Guardiola takes his side to face League Two Cheltenham Town. Cheltenham’s reward for beating Morecambe in the third round is a plum tie against one of England’s top teams - and City must be on their guard at Whaddon Road. Michael Duff’s Robins are sitting sixth in League Two heading into this clash, which, in all honesty, is a free hit for the minnows considering the firepower Guardiola will be able to call on.
Italy has blocked TikTok for some users after a 10-year-old girl died while allegedly participating in a 'choking' challenge.
Italy has lashed out at suppliers of COVID-19 vaccines after Rome was forced to cut its daily rollout of COVID-19 shots by more than two thirds.
Brazil's federally funded Fiocruz Institute said on Saturday it had begun distributing 2 million ready-to-use AstraZeneca PLC COVID-19 vaccines after they arrived in the country from India on Friday. Brazil's government has a deal with AstraZeneca to produce up to 100 million doses of its vaccine locally at Rio de Janeiro's Fiocruz Institute, but delivery of the active ingredient needed to manufacture them has been plagued by delays from China. As a result, AstraZeneca agreed to supply the government with 2 million ready-to-use doses made in India.
Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri shot to the top of La Liga's goalscoring charts with his second hat-trick in a fortnight giving Sevilla a 3-0 win over Cadiz.
Spain's top general resigned on Saturday after allegations he had received the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of priority groups, one of a number of public officials who have sparked public anger because of reports they have jumped the vaccination queue. Defence Minister Margarita Robles had asked General Miguel Angel Villaroya, chief of defence staff, for explanations after media reports on Friday that he had received the vaccination.
Pope Francis has suffered a renewed flare-up of a sciatica condition that causes pain in his leg, forcing him to miss three events in the coming 48 hours, the Vatican said on Saturday. The pope is still scheduled to read his weekly noon Angelus address on Sunday, however he will miss two religious ceremonies scheduled for Jan. 24 and 25, and postpone an annual address to the diplomatic corps that was set for Monday. The ailment resurfaced last December and meant Francis could not take part in religious services over the New Year's holiday.
Office buildings have been sluggish since the pandemic began. And now, law firms are ditching them left and right.
U.S. sanctions have made life extra difficult for the average Venezuelan, and calls on the new Biden Administration to lift sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry are growing louder
European countries are facing some challenges, too. In this Motley Fool Live video recorded on Jan. 13, 2021, healthcare and cannabis bureau chief Corinne Cardina and Fool.com writer Keith Speights discuss how the COVID-19 vaccine rollouts in Europe are going. How are things going with the vaccine regulatory and rollout in Europe?
Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) came out of the gate strong with The Mandalorian leading its slate of Disney+ originals when it launched in late 2019. The series based in the Star Wars universe helped propel the streaming service to tens of millions of global subscribers. While subscription growth remained strong through 2020 as Disney+ expanded globally, some investors may hold concerns about Disney's ability to grow its library of original titles for the platform.
Rangers celebrated Steven Gerrard's 150th match as manager by extending their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table to 23 points with a 5-0 thrashing of Ross County at Ibrox on Saturday.
Oladapo Afolayan hailed his West Ham debut as a "dream come true" as the academy graduate marked the occasion with a goal as the Hammers beat Doncaster 4-0 in the FA Cup. The 23-year-old striker, who joined the academy ranks in east London from Solihull Moors in 2018, was introduced in a deeper role than he's used to by David Moyes when sent on for Tomas Soucek.
It's not too late to think about financial resolutions and ways to make the most of your money this year.
Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Whaddon Road looking to advance to the fifth round
Mozambique has been hit with powerful wind and rain from Tropical Cyclone Eloise, which has killed at least nine people.
France will tighten its laws on incest, President Emmanuel Macron said in a series of tweets on Saturday, after publication of a book accusing a top French political commentator of abusing his stepson sparked outrage across the country. Macron said on his Twitter account that France needs to adapt its laws to better protect children from sexual violence and he had asked the justice minister to chair a consultation aimed at quickly making legislative proposals. "We will go after the aggressors," Macron said.