Daily Archives: May 30, 2020

Kuwait reports 1,008 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths

Kuwait, The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health today announced 1,008 new infections of the coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total to 26,192.


Deaths reached 205 with the addition to 11 fatalities.


The Official Spokesperson of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, said in a statement to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that all these patients had contracted the germ from infected persons and others suspected of being contaminated with the pathogen.


The 1,008 infection cases include 287 citizens, 229 Indians, 133 Bangladeshis, 171 Egyptians and the rest of diverse nationalities.


Currently, there are 206 patients receiving medical care at intensive care wards, Dr. Al-Sanad said, adding that 52 persons were discharged from quarantine in past 24 hours.


Meanwhile, the health authorities conducted 3,661 swab tests, in past 24 hours, raising whole count of such tests to 290,013, Dr. Al-Sanad said.


Source: Bahrain News Agency

Attack in northern Burkina Faso kills at least 15

Ougadougou, At least 15 people were killed following an attack on a convoy transporting traders in a town in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, the government said on Saturday.


The attack, carried out by an unidentified group of assailants, left several others wounded. Many more were still unaccounted for, the government said in a statement.


Burkina Faso has been battling armed combatants with links to al Qaeda and the Islamic State since 2017, reported Reuters.


Hundreds have been killed in the past year in the Sahel nation, and over half a million people have fled their homes due to attacks which have also fuelled ethnic and religious tensions.


On Thursday, Burkina Faso’s armed forces said troops destroyed a militant camp in another province in the north of the country. It said 10 assailants were killed, while a soldier was wounded during the operation.


Source: Bahrain News Agency

UAE and Germany continue their strategic cooperation through a virtual visit to Berlin.

As part of ongoing efforts to elevate UAE- German ties, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and UAE’s Special Envoy to Germany, conducted a virtual visit to Berlin.

During the virtual visit, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber met with a number of German officials and parliamentarians, including His Excellency Niels Annen, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office, Dr. Jan Hecker, Foreign Policy and Security Advisor to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Thomas Opperman, Vice President of the German Bundestag.

The meetings focused on exploring ways of advancing UAE-German cooperation across all fronts, including the exchange of best practices from both the UAE and Germany’s COVID-19 response models, the current state of the global economy and energy markets, technology and AI, as well as a number of key regional and global files of mutual concern.

Dr. Sultan Al Jaber said that both countries are jointly keen on further elevating their already excellent ties to new and strategic heights. “As such, we are committed to ensuring the continuity of the close cooperation we have with our German counterparts, and to increasing our engagements in our collective fight against COVID-19. While global lockdown measures have imposed a number of temporary travel restrictions, we will continue to use this virtual format to maintain our close and high-level exchanges.”

The visit also included meetings with Dr Ralph Brinkhaus, Chairman of the CDU/CSU group at the German Bundestag, Dr Juergen Hardt, Foreign Policy Speaker of the CDU/CSU group at the German Bundestag, Bijan Djir-Sarai, Foreign Policy Speaker of the FDP at the German Bundestag, Nils Schmid, Foreign Policy Speaker of the SPD at the German Bundestag, and Alexander Radwan, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee & CSU rapporteur on the Middle East at the German Bundestag.


Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The MIAX Exchange Group Chairman and CEO To Address Piper Sandler Virtual Conference

Global Exchange & Financial Technology Conference Features Financial Market Innovative Companies

PRINCETON, New Jersey, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman and CEO of The MIAX Exchange Group will speak at the Piper Sandler Global Exchange & Financial Technology virtual conference on June 4, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

“We’re honored to be chosen as a company bringing advanced technologies and practices to investors trading a wide variety of sophisticated securities in an extraordinarily volatile and demanding environment,” Gallagher said. “We believe that this tragic pandemic has dramatically increased the need for innovative and reliable automation of processes, procedures, business intelligence platforms and monitoring technologies in every form of endeavor, including the investment community.”

The recording will be made available at the Piper Sandler website shortly after the presentation.

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About MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group
Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL®) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald™ and together with MIAX and MIAX PEARL, the MIAX Exchange Group™), three fully electronic options trading exchanges. MIH also owns a controlling interest in the Bermuda Stock Exchange.

MIAX, MIAX PEARL and MIAX Emerald leverage the MIAX Exchange Group’s industry-leading technology and infrastructure to provide their member firms with traditional pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX), maker-taker pricing and price-time allocation (MIAX PEARL) market structures, and a hybrid market structure with maker-taker pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX Emerald).

MIAX Options serves as the exclusive exchange venue for cash-settled options on the SPIKES® Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE), a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY).

The MIAX Exchange Group’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices located in Miami, FL.

To learn more about MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group visit www.MIAXOptions.com.

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