Monthly Archives: August 2020

Novavax and Canada Reach Agreement in Principle to Acquire Novavax’ COVID-19 Vaccine

•  Canadian government to purchase up to 76 million doses of NVX-CoV2373 GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced it has reached an agreement in principle with the Government of Canada to supply up to 76 million […]

AIR Worldwide Estimates Insured Losses for Hurricane Laura Will be Between USD 4 Billion and USD 8 Billion

Boston, Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses to onshore property resulting from Hurricane Laura’s winds and storm surge will range from USD 4 billion to USD 8 billion. AIR Worldwide is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business. “Although comparisons between Laura and Hurricane Rita (2005) have […]

Families of Malaysia Airlines MH17 Victims Want Damages, Lawyers Say

The families of the nearly 300 victims of a downed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane want reparations, their lawyers said Monday, more than six years after the plane was shot down over Ukraine. All 298 passengers and crew on board MH17 were killed on July 17, 2014, when the plane was allegedly shot down by a Buk missile fired from

Vietnam Wildlife Trafficking Arrests Rise, After COVID-19 Link to Animals

After scientists determined that the coronavirus likely spread from an animal to a human, there came a flurry of statements from nations around Asia promising to ban the trafficking of animals. Now there is data to suggest that authorities, at least in Vietnam, are following through with enforcing the bans. Among the cases of trafficked

Indonesia, Landslide in West Bandung Regency, West Java Province (23:00 Aug 28 2020)

Description Landslides in the district. West Bandung, Prov. West Java Chronology: – Friday, 28 August 2020 at 23.00 WIB a landslide occurred in the mine excavation Fatalities : – 134 households affected Material Disadvantages: – 134 housing units are threatened Effort : – BPBD officers conduct field assessments, coordinate with regional officials and urge residents

Cambodia, Drought in the Northwest Region (06:00 Aug 25 2020)

Description Floods and drought are now the major problems hitting farmers and affecting the Kingdom’s food security and exports after drought left much land in the Northwest dry and cracked. Song Saran, president of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), told Khmer Times that from May to August, there is severe impact from climate change to


A total of 128 men and 29 women, aged between 16 and 81, were hauled up for various offences in a week-long multi-agency joint operation conducted between 23 and 30 August 2020. During the operation, the Police have also checked 310 persons. The operation was led by Jurong Police Division and supported by officers from the