Medscape Education Partners With HFSA to Host Major International Heart Failure Meeting

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Medscape Education has been selected as a partner in hosting The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2020, September 30-October 6.

In collaboration with HFSA, Medscape Education and MedscapeLIVE! will offer an immersive environment where heart failure professionals will engage around the latest research and treatment advances.

The 7-day meeting of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and researchers will feature more than 50 multidisciplinary, scientific sessions, late-breaking research announcements, live chats with industry and e-poster presenters, interactive breakout sessions, networking opportunities, a Virtual Exhibit Hall with product theaters, and interactive gamification.

MedscapeLIVE!’s virtual conference platform enables attendees to visit the exhibit hall and poster sessions, electronically take notes, answer polling questions, submit questions directly to faculty, and save or share slides, notes, and other content.

MedscapeLIVE! provides live experiences across the spectrum of formats to create unique engagement opportunities for scientific

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Aiken County School Board to hear COVID-19, fall athletics updates at Tuesday meeting | Education

The Aiken County Board of Education will receive a COVID-19 update at the next board meeting on Tuesday evening.

Superintendent King Laurence will also deliver an update, including information about fall athletics.

With a recommendation from the school district, the board will vote to adopt a textbook for the Career and Technology Education welding course. Schools can order textbooks from the State Textbook Depository upon approval from the board and funding from the state, according to the meeting agenda.

The board will also vote to approve a few donations and grants.

Last week, Academy Sports + Outdoors donated sports equipment and $500 gift cards to physical education teachers at five Aiken County schools. The following schools received the donations: Aiken Intermediate School, Byrd Elementary School, Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle School and Wagener-Salley High School.

Two Aiken County elementary schools’ food service departments were awarded National School Lunch

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UAE-Israel treaty states commitment to meeting the needs of Israelis and Palestinians

The peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates states that both countries are committed to “working together for a negotiated solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that will meet the aspirations and needs of both parties.”

Why it matters: The Emiratis face criticism from the Palestinians over their peace treaty with Israel. Officials involved in the negotiations on the text of the treaty told me the Emiratis wanted to include language on Palestinians in the document. The Emiratis wanted stronger language, but Israel did not agree.

The big picture: The Israel-UAE treaty references the peace agreements Israel has with Egypt and Jordan and President Trump’s “vision of peace,” presented in January. The text also says that Israel and the UAE commit to make effort to achieve a “just, comprehensive, realistic and long lasting” solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Details:

  • The nine-page-long treaty states that Israel and the UAE establish
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CFAC OKs $150 million for education funding; McGeachin calls for delay but skips meeting to attend Trump fundraiser | Eye on Boise

CFAC, the governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee, voted unanimously today in favor of restoring the $99 million in school budget cuts and adding $50 million for Idaho families by tapping CARES Act funds, but Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who skipped the meeting to attend a campaign fundraiser with Donald Trump Jr. in Stanley, submitted a letter calling for putting off the vote, saying it was “no small matter” and should be studied more. She was the only one to raise any objections.

Here’s the email McGeachin sent to her fellow CFAC members just 13 minutes before the start of today’s 1 p.m. meeting:

“Dear CFAC Members:

I am not able to participate in the meeting today, but I did want to express my concerns about the proposal before you today. Spending $150 million is no small matter and we have not had an opportunity to review fully the details of

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Positive Swedish Jobs Data Bolsters Riksbank Ahead of Meeting

Sweden’s seasonally-adjusted jobless rate dropped to 9.1% from 9.2% a month earlier, Statistics Sweden reported.

Photographer: Erika Gerdemark/Bloomberg

The unemployment rate in Sweden fell more than expected in August as the labor market in Scandinavia’s biggest economy shows further signs of revival.

The seasonally-adjusted jobless rate dropped to 9.1% from 9.2% a month earlier, Statistics Sweden reported. Economists were expecting a reading of 9.2%, according to the median of nine estimates from a Bloomberg survey.

The unadjusted rate declined to 8.8% from 8.9% the month prior. In August, there were 5.1 million employed persons aged 15-74, not seasonally adjusted, equating to an employment rate of 67.9%.

“The unemployment rate appears to be forming a peak, much ahead of most forecasts,” said Danske Bank chief economist Michael Grahn.

While the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has seen Swedish unemployment jump from 6.8% in March, weekly data has recently

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Euro dips as traders look towards ECB meeting

LONDON (Reuters) – The euro fell on Monday as traders that have pushed the single currency to multi-year highs took a breather and prepared for the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday to see if policymakers will introduce yet more stimulus.

FILE PHOTO: Rolled Euro banknotes are placed on U.S. Dollar banknotes in this illustration taken May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The dollar has tumbled to more than two-year lows against the euro in recent weeks as investors bet U.S. interest rates would stay low for longer just as European policymakers agreed a significant recovery fund to boost the economy in Europe.

But the greenback has steadied in recent sessions, especially after the euro’s brief flirtation with the $1.20 level was followed by selling of the single currency.

In thin trading with U.S. financial markets closed for a public holiday, the euro dropped 0.1% to $1.1822 EUR=EBS while the dollar

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FOREX-Dollar steadies after U.S. jobs report, focus shifts to ECB meeting

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E

By Eimi Yamamitsu

TOKYO, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The dollar steadied in holiday-thinned trade on Monday after U.S. jobs data showed job growth slowed further in August, while traders shifted their focus to the European Central Bank’s meeting on Thursday.

The U.S. Labour Department report on Friday showed that U.S. employment growth slowed and permanent job losses increased as government funding started running out, raising doubts on the sustainability of the economy’s recovery. Still, the jobless rate fell to 8.4% from 10.2% in July.

In the immediate aftermath, the greenback rallied to its highest in a week at 93.242 against a basket of six major currencies on safe-haven buying, but later retraced its gains as U.S. stock indexes recovered.

The dollar index was little changed on Monday at 92.846. Foreign exchange trading was likely to be subdued as U.S. financial markets are

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House Education Committee hosting Friday meeting on COVID-19 status of football, other prep sports | High School Sports

The House Education Committee will host a hearing designed to provide more information about high school sports, including football, in 2020-21 at 9 a.m. Friday in Room 5 at the State Capitol.

The committee, chaired by Rep. Ray Garofalo, heard from LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine and other state education leaders earlier this summer as plans for the 2020-21 school year took shape amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This meeting comes after complaints from parents and coaches over the fact that other southern states, including Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas and Alabama, have begun their football seasons. Louisiana remains in Phase 2 of coronavirus reopening and has not started its season.

Attorney General Jeff Landry released a letter Monday imploring the LHSAA to turn on its “Friday Night Lights.” Rep. Larry Frieman also wrote a letter co-signed by about 50 legislators also asking for the football season to begin, despite Gov. John

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White House OSTP Holds Joint Commission Meeting with Australia on Science and Frontier Technologies

Aug. 12, 2020 — The Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios on Tuesday led the American delegation for the Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) on Science and Frontier Technologies Dialogue with Australia to further strengthen our research relationship. The Honorable Karen Andrews, Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, led the Australian delegation.

The JCM included discussions and next steps in advancing partnerships in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), quantum information science (QIS), oceans exploration and mapping, and the integrity of the international research enterprise. As part of this dialogue, the United States welcomed Australia’s National Computing Infrastructure and Pawsey Super Computing Centre to the COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium. The Consortium provides COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world’s most powerful HPC resources to accelerate the fight against the virus.

“Cooperation between

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