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Allianz Boosts Shareholder Returns After Profit Nearly Doubles

Allianz launched a €1 billion share buyback program after its fourth-quarter profit nearly doubled, driven by a strong performance in its life-health segment. Allianz launched a €1 billion share buyback program after its fourth-quarter profit nearly doubled, driven by a strong performance in its life-health segment. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary…

Zinc boosts lung cells’ infection-fighting power in cystic fibrosis

Zinc has been found to be important in keeping lung infections at bay in people with cystic fibrosis, whose immune cell’s natural bacteria-fighting ability has been reduced by the genetic mutation that causes the disease. The discovery could result in treatments that reactivate the immune system, reducing infections.The first ward I worked on as a brand-new registered nurse was the cystic fibrosis (CF) ward. Most of the patients were in their late teens and early 20s, many had recently transferred from the nearby…

Samsung boosts trade-in deals for the Galaxy S24 series and the Galaxy Tab S9 series

The legendary Galaxy Note series is no more, Samsung replaced it with the Galaxy S Ultra series. If you’re still holding on to a Note, now might be the best time to swap it for its successor as Samsung.com offers some heavily boosted trade-in deals. For example, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra from 2020 normally fetches $200, but is now worth $600 trade-in credit. There’s more – the Galaxy Note8, Note9 and Note10 will get you $400 credit right now (normally, they are closer to $100). And this might be a mistake on Samsung’s…

Waiting to Cut the Cord Boosts Premature Babies’ Survival

February 20, 20242min readDelayed umbilical cord snipping is worth the wait for preemiesBy Jesse GreenspanDoctors or midwives choose when to cut a baby's umbilical cord after birth. Credit: kieferpix/Getty ImagesWhen a baby is born prematurely, doctors often snip the umbilical cord and whisk the infant away for immediate medical intervention. But a new meta-analysis suggests they should not be so quick to sever the cord, which delivers oxygen and antibody-rich blood to the newborn.To compare umbilical cord practices for

Hive app: Work the way you want – know 5 ways this project management tool boosts productivity

The best output comes from employees who are happy and who are allowed to work the way they want to. This is the central premise of the Hive app and it provides the necessary features to allow that to happen. Notably, organizations and teams juggle between various projects and tasks, making it challenging to keep up with every update and organize your day effectively. To manage projects and teams effectively, companies are now taking advantage of project management tools that can help them to effectively plan tasks, time…

NASA’s New ‘Hybrid Antenna’ Boosts Links to Deep Space

NASA outfitted its aging communications network with a hybrid antenna that allowed it to receive both radio frequency and laser signals for the first time, helping the space agency keep up with its increasing number of missions traveling through deep space.Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: 3 Things We Love and HateDeep Space Station 13, an experimental 112-foot-long (34-meters) radio-frequency-optical-hybrid antenna, tracked and decoded a signal from a gold-capped laser transceiver attached to NASA’s asteroid probe Psyche, the…

New Catalyst Discovery Cuts Costs and Boosts Green Chemistry

Osaka University researchers have developed a more sustainable and cost-effective catalyst for chemical synthesis, significantly reducing the need for rare and expensive metals. Their nickel carbide nanoparticle catalyst efficiently converts nitriles to primary amines under mild conditions, offering a promising solution for the environmentally friendly production of pharmaceuticals and everyday products.A team from Osaka University, along with their collaborators, has created a cost-effective catalyst for a key chemical…

Alibaba Boosts Stock Buybacks as Profit Slumps

The Chinese e-commerce giant attributed the 69% profit plunge to $3 billion in impairments linked to its Sun Art retailer business and its Youku video platform. The Chinese e-commerce giant attributed the 69% profit plunge to $3 billion in impairments linked to its Sun Art retailer business and its Youku video platform. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary…

BP Beats Expectations; Boosts Buyback

BP posted a higher-than-expected annual profit, joining others in the sector in showing resilience despite volatile energy prices, but its results were weaker than the prior-year’s record numbers. BP posted a higher-than-expected annual profit, joining others in the sector in showing resilience despite volatile energy prices, but its results were weaker than the prior-year’s record numbers. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator…

Schiff’s latest ad boosts Republican Senate rival Steve Garvey

Republican Senate contender and former baseball All-Star Steve Garvey is getting a campaign boost from an unlikely source — Democratic Rep. Adam B. Schiff, a top rival in the race for the seat once held by the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Schiff’s campaign released a new ad portraying Garvey, a political novice considered a long shot to win the coveted seat, as his greatest competitor in a close 2024 Senate race that features two other top Democrats: Reps. Katie Porter of Irvine and Barbara Lee of Oakland.“Two leading…