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Jumio Authentication Wins 2020 BIG Innovation Award

First-to-market video selfie authentication solution honored for replacing passwords, fighting account takeover fraud

PALO ALTO, Calif. Jan 28 (Bernama) -- Jumio, the leading provider of end-to-end identity verification and authentication solutions, today announced its Jumio Authentication solution was named a winner of the 2020 Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Innovation Award. Jumio Authentication, the first-to-market video selfie authentication solution, was honored for its ability to prevent account takeover and online fraud by leveraging AI, facial biometrics and certified liveness detection. Jumio was named to BIG’s list of 100 companies and products leading in innovation in 2020.

Jumio uses a unique hybrid approach of augmented intelligence, AI, machine learning, face-based biometrics, certified liveness detection and computer vision technologies to thwart fraud, simplify compliance and determine if users are who they claim to be. Launched in 2019, Jumio Authentication leverages a 3D face map to verify a user’s digital identity for online transactions in seconds, replacing passwords on any device. Jumio Authentication is the first to leverage biometrics for initial identity proofing and ongoing user authentication, protecting businesses from fraudsters while providing users an online experience that is fast, secure, accurate and easy to use.

Best's Commentary: Australian Insurers Able to Contend With Mounting Bushfire Losses

SINGAPORE, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- AM Best believes Australian insurers are well-capitalized and should be able to withstand losses from the recent bushfires, aided by support from reinsurance partners. However, meaningful bushfire losses passed on to reinsurers may result in upward pressure on reinsurance rates and tightening of terms and conditions in upcoming renewal windows.

The new Best’s Commentary
, “Australian Insurers Able to Contend With Mounting Bushfire Losses,” notes that the 2019-2020 bushfire season will be one of the costliest for Australia. The bushfires, which started in September 2019, have devastated an area in excess of 10 million hectares across south and eastern Australia. Given the scale of the fires and geographical loss spread, Australia’s market-leading nonlife insurance groups are expected to pick up the lion’s share of insured losses, while smaller, niche or regional insurers may be exposed to portfolio concentrations within the fire zones.

Malindo Air is Complying with the Government of Malaysia's Decision to Suspend Immigration Visas for Chinese Tourists from Wuhan and Hubei

PETALING JAYA, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- Malindo Air’s CEO Capt. Mushafiz Bin Mustafa Bakri said that the airline is complying with the Government of Malaysia’s decision to suspend temporarily all visa facilities for Chinese tourists from Wuhan and Hubei as well as neighbouring provinces in China as part of its measures to combat the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak. The decision will be implemented with immediate effect.

This includes privileges such as all Electronic Travel Registration and Information (eNTRI) facilities, visa-free entry, visa on arrival, e-visa as well as manual visa applications.

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

HONG KONG, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “aa-” of Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company (Meiji Yasuda) (Japan). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

The ratings reflect Meiji Yasuda’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as strongest, as well as its strong operating performance, favorable business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

Spring Festival Gala on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Rises a Dynamic Zhuhai to View

ZHUHAI, China, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- Celebrate the Spring Festival on the charming Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area! On January 24, the Spring Festival's Eve, the Greater Bay Area sub venue gala of the 2020 Spring Festival Gala took place at the artificial island of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Against the brilliant landscape of the 55-kilometer bridge, the bell of the Spring Festival rang. Zhuhai, as the host of the sub venue gala and the forerunner of opening up, sent the new year wishes to the world and drew a new picture of openness and innovation with other cities in this Area.

Dazzling fireworks display, lion dancing with LED and technology of light and shadow, special effect beam and human-screen interaction created fantastic atmosphere. Thousands of residents of the three cities sang a song together and expressed their aspirations for 2020 by wonderful performances on the "Super Project". Performances with Chinese science and technology innovation products and culture presented a dynamic Greater Bay Area that integrates tradition and innovation, classic and fashion to the world.

HIMSS-Elsevier European Digital Healthcare Award Call for Submissions Open

BERLIN, Germany, Jan 24 (Bernama) -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, are proud to announce the call for submissions for the Annual HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2020, European edition.

Established in 2013, the global HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award has recognized 218 submissions across 30 countries and 120 organisations, impacting over 41 million patients in the Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern and European regions.

Bounx Sport App unveiled at 2020 ASB Classic to provide junior tennis unique experiences

AUCKLAND, Jan 24 (Bernama) --

--The sports technology platform launched in Auckland at the 2020 ASB Classic rolling out a new gamified player and coaching experience in an app to inspire more and smarter tennis across New Zealand. 

Bounx Sport, a global sports technology platform and sponsor of the 2020 ASB Classic tennis tournament, created opportunities for New Zealand’s top tennis juniors to get on court with exclusive Pro-Play experiences at the tennis tournament.