Mastercard agrees to participate in Conferma

Mastercard is partnering with Saber Corp. and Conferma Pay to develop new capabilities for virtual cards, and Mastercard will acquire a minority stake in Conferma as part of the deal, Saber announced. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed and remain subject to the client’s closing conditions, according to Sabre. Saber acquired Manchester-based Conferma … Read more

Coronavirus morning roundup – Nov 28: Marjorie Taylor Greene is ‘praying’ for Wuhan, more protests taking place in China and other countries

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira’s report. Here now the pandemic news from around the world on the 963 day of the pandemic. Respiratory diseases are filling America’s hospitals and killing patients. I write these words as I sit here with what I believe to be a respiratory virus, probably acute postnasal drip or sinusitis, … Read more

The best deals from Amazon’s massive Cyber ​​Monday sale

Amazon’s Cyber ​​Monday sale features many heavily discounted items (some as much as 85%). From household items to fall items, summer clearance items, travel gear, electronics, TVs and much more. Amazon’s Cyber ​​Monday deals are packed with hundreds of heavily discounted items and we’ve highlighted some of this weekend’s best for our readers. Deals are … Read more

Monday’s rail strike in Austria threatens to paralyze cross-border rail traffic

Wien Mitte railway station in Vienna, Austria Rail traffic in Austria will come to a halt on Monday when rail workers go on a 24-hour strike, the Österreichische Bundesbahnen, or Austrian Federal Railways, said late Sunday. The Vida transport workers union has called a 24-hour warning strike for Monday after five rounds of negotiations. The … Read more

Coronavirus Morning Recap – Nov 27: Angry protests sweep across China, covid mutations found in rats in New York City

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira’s report. Here now the pandemic news from around the world on the 962 day of the pandemic. It seems that the United States is entering a new phase of the pandemic. For the first time since its origins in December 2019, more people who have received at least the … Read more

New ‘Make My Test Count’ website asks you to report Covid test results

The National Institutes of Health announced the launch of a new website that will allow people to anonymously report the results of their coronavirus tests at home, whether the result is positive or negative. Located at www.MakeMyTestCount.org, the website is a collaboration between the NIH and CareEvolution, a patient data company. Given the strong preference … Read more

Coronavirus Morning Recap – Nov 26: Can Paxlovid treat long covid, more iPhone factory lockdown protests in China

Swans, Ducks and Seagulls at Little Neck Bay in New York City Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira’s report. Here now the pandemic news from around the world on the 961 day of the pandemic. A new study aims to discover that Paxlovid, one of several antivirals available to treat Covid cases at home, can … Read more

Coronavirus Morning Recap – Nov 25: Ukrainian hospital hampers Russian soldiers with fake covid outbreak, China sees record number of cases

Macy’s, the night before the Thanksgiving Day Parade Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira’s report. Here now the pandemic news from around the world on the 960th day of the pandemic. New York’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade became symbolic of the limitations imposed in the first year of the pandemic when the 2020 parade was … Read more