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KE International awarded US $6 Billion construction contract for Akon City, Senegal

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:05pm

AKON CITY, Senegal, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Akon City has awarded the contract for building and executing the city to KE International, a US based Consulting and Engineering firm.

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  • AKON CITY, Senegal, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Akon City has awarded the contract for building and executing the city to KE International, a US based Consulting and Engineering firm.
  • The US $6 Billion futuristic-cryptocurrency themed City is founded by Senegalese-American superstar and philanthropist Akon.
  • With the awarding of the contract, KE International has secured US $4 Billion from investors for the first and second Phases of execution of Akon City, and will have Dubai based Bakri & Associates Development Consultants lead the architectural designs under KE International guidance.
  • The initial US $4 billion investment secured by KE International for Akon City, is led by leaders in healthcare and technology infrastructure and include MMTC's Julius Mwale.

Chubb Charitable Foundation Commits $500,000 to Rainforest Trust

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:02pm

NEW YORK, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chubb Charitable Foundation today announced a $500,000 commitment to Rainforest Trust, aglobal conservation organization that purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife and sequestering carbon through partnerships and community engagement.

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  • NEW YORK, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chubb Charitable Foundation today announced a $500,000 commitment to Rainforest Trust, aglobal conservation organization that purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife and sequestering carbon through partnerships and community engagement.
  • Chubb, its employees and its charitable foundation continue to demonstrate their support for a wide range of environmental philanthropies and volunteer activities in local communities around the world.
  • The Chubb Charitable Foundation supports U.S.-based non-profit organizations through grant-making and projects aligned with defined focus areas including education, the environment, and poverty and health.
  • The Foundation believes that meaningful contributions that support our communities globally provide lasting benefits to society, to Chubb and to Chubb employees.

Cure SMA Announces New Funding For Network Of Prominent SMA Clinical Research And Treatment Centers

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:01pm

In 2020, Cure SMA will provide $1.2 million to this Network of highly skilled clinical trial investigators, clinical evaluators, clinical coordinators, statisticians, and data management personnel.

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  • In 2020, Cure SMA will provide $1.2 million to this Network of highly skilled clinical trial investigators, clinical evaluators, clinical coordinators, statisticians, and data management personnel.
  • Originally funded by the SMA Foundation in 2004, the PNCRN established a team of SMA clinical trial experts that have integrated clinical research, education, and care to achieve the best possible clinical trial outcomes.
  • Cure SMA is dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
  • Since 1984, Cure SMA has grown to be the largest network of individuals, families, clinicians, and research scientists working together to advance SMA research, support affected individuals/caregivers, and educate public and professional communities about SMA.

Ace Securities adopted Cyber Security Cloud's new version of cloud-based WAF "Shadankun"

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

Due to this, Ace Securities had already adopted Shadankun's DDoS Security-type unlimited website plan (previous version), but in order to protect websites from the threat of DDoS attacks on an even larger scale than before, Ace Securities decided to update its cloud-based WAF "Shadankun" to the new DDoS Security-type specification version.

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  • Due to this, Ace Securities had already adopted Shadankun's DDoS Security-type unlimited website plan (previous version), but in order to protect websites from the threat of DDoS attacks on an even larger scale than before, Ace Securities decided to update its cloud-based WAF "Shadankun" to the new DDoS Security-type specification version.
  • Cloud-based WAF "Shadankun" is a web security service that detects and blocks cyber-attacks on websites and web servers.
  • *1
    With an aim to create a secure cyberspace that people around the world can use safely, Cyber Security Cloud provides web application security services worldwide using the world's leading cyber threat intelligence and AI technology.
  • 1 Market research on "cloud-based WAF services" (as of June 16, 2019) [Research by ESP Research Institute (May 2019 to June 2019)]
    2 Gartner(July 2019)Worldwide Iaas Public Cloud Services Market Share, 2017-2018

Nexus Family Healing Names Baltimore Executive Director

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

BALTIMORE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Nexus Family Healing, a national nonprofit organization providing emotional, behavioral, and mental health services to children and families, has named Jarrell J. McRae as Executive Director of their Baltimore agency, Nexus-Woodbourne Family Healing.

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  • BALTIMORE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Nexus Family Healing, a national nonprofit organization providing emotional, behavioral, and mental health services to children and families, has named Jarrell J. McRae as Executive Director of their Baltimore agency, Nexus-Woodbourne Family Healing.
  • In this role, McRae will provide leadership and oversee operations of Nexus-Woodbourne's residential treatment, vocational school, and treatment foster care programs.
  • Our leadership team here at Nexus is excited to welcome McRae to our great organization," said Bobbi Kochevar, Chief Officer of Child and Family Services.
  • Nexus Family Healing is a national nonprofit mental health organization that restores hope for thousands of children and families who come to us for outpatient/community mental health services, foster care and adoption, and residential treatment.

Star Micronics Launches Star Empower Program for Resellers

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

SOMERSET, N.J., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is proud to announce a change to its channel program with the release of its Star Empower Program, enabling its resellers to competitively offer best-of-breed POS solutions from Star Micronics.

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  • SOMERSET, N.J., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is proud to announce a change to its channel program with the release of its Star Empower Program, enabling its resellers to competitively offer best-of-breed POS solutions from Star Micronics.
  • Designed to benefit all resellers by their types of business models, the Star Empower Program will enable its partners to grow their businesses and increase their solution margins.
  • The Star Empower Program is open to all Star Micronics solution resellers and will offer discounted pricing to registered partners.
  • By pre-registering for the Star Empower Program, resellers will be able to take advantage of special pricing and sign up for Loyalty Benefits starting on the program launch date of July 1, 2020.

TargetRecruit Announces Improvements to its Middle Office Offering

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

With enhancements to its core functionality, the TargetRecruit Middle Office bridges the gap between the front office and the back office payroll and accounting systems.

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  • With enhancements to its core functionality, the TargetRecruit Middle Office bridges the gap between the front office and the back office payroll and accounting systems.
  • "Building on our existing product capabilities, the TargetRecruit Middle Office offers our customers increased ability to manage timesheets, pay and bill, while maintaining all the information centrally," said Andy Wigderson, President, TargetRecruit.
  • "With this new release, we feel we have cracked the code on providing an integrated front, middle and back office solution for the staffing and recruiting industry."
  • From the front office to the middle office, we have combined a powerful and flexible ATS with the world's #1 CRM program.

Spirion Names Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Experts Marci McCarthy and Jennifer Mailander to Board of Directors

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

"Both are very accomplished business leaders and experts in information security and data privacy.

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  • "Both are very accomplished business leaders and experts in information security and data privacy.
  • Marci McCarthy brings more than 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience to Spirion's board of directors.
  • "I'm excited to join the board of Spirion, a company committed to elevating the important role that women and minorities play in technology and cybersecurity.
  • Jennifer Mailander is a data protection and technology attorney advising senior and executive management on strategy, business, and legal matters with extensive experience in data rights, cybersecurity, privacy and compliance.

SELLGPU.com, World's #1 GPU & CPU Trade-In Site Introduces Trade-Ins for RADEON RX 5000 and GEFORCE GTX 1600 Series Chipsets

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SellGPU.com, the world's #1 mainstream GPU, RAM, SSD & CPU trade-in service, today announced the introduction of Radeon RX 5000 and GeForce GTX 1600 Series graphics cards to its trade-in program.

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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SellGPU.com, the world's #1 mainstream GPU, RAM, SSD & CPU trade-in service, today announced the introduction of Radeon RX 5000 and GeForce GTX 1600 Series graphics cards to its trade-in program.
  • The trade-in service provides a straightforward and fast process enabling consumers to easily dispose of their used components.
  • The process begins by selecting your current GPU or CPU from a dropdown and proceeding to checkout with an instant quote.
  • US based customers that currently own a GTX 700, GTX 900, GTX 1000, GTX 1600, or an RTX 2000 series GPU or an RX 200, RX 300, RX 400, RX 500, RX Vega, or RX 5000 Series GPU are eligible to use the trade-in program.

Marra Forni Announces Griffith as New VP of Sales & Marketing

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

BELTSVILLE, Md., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Marra Forni, the Beltsville, Maryland based manufacturer of commercial Artisan Brick Oven Cooking Solutions, has appointed Todd Griffith as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

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  • BELTSVILLE, Md., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Marra Forni, the Beltsville, Maryland based manufacturer of commercial Artisan Brick Oven Cooking Solutions, has appointed Todd Griffith as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
  • Griffith comes to Marra Forni with a strong foodservice background and lots of relationships built over the past 25+ years in the industry.
  • "In a relatively short time span, Marra Forni has created a strongly recognized brand in both US and International markets.
  • Pizza University and Culinary Center is an owned division of Marra Forni, based and operated in Beltsville, MD.

JetClosing Introduces Fully Digital Mortgage Refinancing Platform for Lenders, Agents and Homeowners

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

SEATTLE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- JetClosing , the leader in digital real estate title and escrow settlement transactions, today announced the launch of its digital mortgage refinancing solution designed for lenders, agents and homeowners called JetClosing Refinance.

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  • SEATTLE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- JetClosing , the leader in digital real estate title and escrow settlement transactions, today announced the launch of its digital mortgage refinancing solution designed for lenders, agents and homeowners called JetClosing Refinance.
  • In addition to its new refinancing product, JetClosing offers a suite of digital title and escrow services via a cloud-based platform and mobile app.
  • "The impact of the pandemic on single-family real estate - especially in regard to mortgage rates and refinancing - has been tremendous.
  • "As a company, JetClosing was built to operate fully remotely, so expanding our refinancing product to give lenders and homeowners a secure digital workflow to fill these orders is a natural fit for us."

Survey Finds People With Lupus Frustrated By Current Treatment Plans, Lack of Treatment Options

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

The inaugural Lupus In America survey illuminates the perspectives and experiences of people impacted by lupus.

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  • The inaugural Lupus In America survey illuminates the perspectives and experiences of people impacted by lupus.
  • Just 16% of respondents feel their lupus is controlled on their current treatment plan.
  • More than six in 10 respondents said they feel frustrated there aren't more treatment options for lupus.
  • The inaugural Lupus In America survey, fielded from Jan. 1 to Feb. 25, 2020, includes responses from 589 people diagnosed with lupus.

Chubb Achieves Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal; GHGs Cut 22% from 2016 Baseline

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

NEW YORK, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubb announced today that it has achieved its short-term goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 20% on an absolute basis by 2025.

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  • NEW YORK, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubb announced today that it has achieved its short-term goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 20% on an absolute basis by 2025.
  • By year-end 2019, Chubb's GHG emissions were cut 22% from a 2016 baseline.
  • "Chubb has been working to reduce GHG emissions in our operations since we launched our corporate environmental program more than a dozen years ago.
  • Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs approximately 33,000 people worldwide.

Chubb Achieves Platinum LEED® and Gold LEED® Green Building Certifications in Philadelphia and New Jersey

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

The Chubb building in Philadelphia, located at 436 Walnut Street, was recertified LEED Platinum, the highest level of recognition in the LEED green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.

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  • The Chubb building in Philadelphia, located at 436 Walnut Street, was recertified LEED Platinum, the highest level of recognition in the LEED green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
  • In Whitehouse Station, N.J., the company's twin office buildings, located at 202 Halls Mill Road, achieved LEED Gold certifications for the first time.
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is the U.S. Green Building Council's rating system and globally recognized symbol of achievement in environmental sustainability.
  • Last December, the Chubb building in Bermudabecame the first on the island to be certified LEED Platinum.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Pigments and Dyes market worldwide will grow by a projected US$6.9 Billion, during the analysis period

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

NEWYORK, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Pigments and Dyes market worldwide will grow by a projected US$6.9 Billion, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9%.

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  • NEWYORK, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Pigments and Dyes market worldwide will grow by a projected US$6.9 Billion, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9%.
  • An unusual period in history, the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a series of unprecedented events affecting every industry.
  • The Disperse Dyes market will be reset to a new normal which going forwards in a post COVID-19 era will be continuously redefined and redesigned.
  • In Japan, the Disperse Dyes segment will reach a market size of US$942.8 Million by the close of the analysis period.

Emerge Powerfully: Stronger Reopenings for American Economies

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

"The challenges are varied and distinct across regions and sectors," said John Abbate, a collaborative principal, when he announced the Emerge Powerfully venture.

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  • "The challenges are varied and distinct across regions and sectors," said John Abbate, a collaborative principal, when he announced the Emerge Powerfully venture.
  • "We're ready now to provide timely, custom solutions that are robust and comprehensive."
  • "We're ready to attack this challenge from every angle, right now, to help your community emerge powerfully from the shadow of this crisis," Abbate added.
  • Abbate encouragesinterested community organizations and entities to contact Emerge Powerfully to schedule a 20-minute exploratory conversationby calling 941.347.7412 or emailing jabbate@emergepowerfully.com .

Crypsis Releases 2020 Incident Response and Data Breach Report

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

MCLEAN, Va., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crypsis Group , a leading incident response, risk management and digital forensics firm, today announced the release of their 2020 Incident Response and Data Breach report.

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  • MCLEAN, Va., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crypsis Group , a leading incident response, risk management and digital forensics firm, today announced the release of their 2020 Incident Response and Data Breach report.
  • According to the report, ransomware monetary demand amounts are trending up; threat actors have evolved, are employing more sophisticated tactics, and are adding data exfiltration and extortion to the mix.
  • The report also details that Healthcare and Financial Services organizations are the top targeted industries to be affected by a security incident.
  • The report notes that 16% of all incident response matters that Crypsis handled were within the Healthcare industry, with Financial Services coming in a close second at 14%.

DoiT International Appoints Global Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --DoiT International, a leading provider of proprietary cloud optimization technologies and public cloud expertise, announced today the expansion of its leadership team with the naming of Giridhar Premsingh as Global Chief Financial Officer.

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  • SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --DoiT International, a leading provider of proprietary cloud optimization technologies and public cloud expertise, announced today the expansion of its leadership team with the naming of Giridhar Premsingh as Global Chief Financial Officer.
  • In his new role at DoiT International, Giridhar will be responsible for the company's financial, accounting, and legal functions.
  • Giridhar has held senior finance roles at both public and private technology companies including most recently as Chief Financial Officer at Onica, responsible for global financial and legal operations.
  • As Chief Financial Officer at REAN Cloud, he led all aspects of accounting, corporate planning, financial reporting, tax, treasury, investor relations, and legal.

Voxco Survey Software launches free website satisfaction tool for businesses of all sizes to measure customer experience online

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

MONTREAL, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Voxco survey software announced today the launch of a free website satisfaction survey tool for businesses of all sizes to measure customer experience online and gather insights from the voice of the customer.

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  • MONTREAL, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Voxco survey software announced today the launch of a free website satisfaction survey tool for businesses of all sizes to measure customer experience online and gather insights from the voice of the customer.
  • The tool is completely free to use and offers companies the ability to gather critical customer data in order to better understand; visitor intent, task completion, customer effort, customer satisfaction and net promoter scores.
  • The free survey tool is available in English with more languages to follow shortly.
  • The Voxco free website satisfaction survey can be downloaded at: http://www.voxco.com/freesurveytool/ .

PURA Announces Acquisition of CBD Sun Care Business Entering $8.5 Billion Market

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:01pm

DALLAS, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Puration, Inc. (USOTC: PURA) today announced executing the acquisition of a CBD infused sun care product business.

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  • DALLAS, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Puration, Inc. (USOTC: PURA) today announced executing the acquisition of a CBD infused sun care product business.
  • The global market for sun care products is $8.5 billion today and anticipated to reach over $10 billion by 2024 .
  • This marks the third acquisition this year for PURA in a campaign to acquire CBD infused beverage, edible and topical businesses.
  • Prior to the acquisition today, PURA has acquired a CBD confections company and a CBD pet products company.

Tasty Restaurant Group Names Neil Thomson Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tasty Restaurant Group ("Tasty"), one of the nation's fastest-growing quick service restaurant operators, announced today the appointment of Neil Thomson as chief financial officer.

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  • LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tasty Restaurant Group ("Tasty"), one of the nation's fastest-growing quick service restaurant operators, announced today the appointment of Neil Thomson as chief financial officer.
  • "We are thrilled to welcome Neil to Tasty Restaurant Group's executive management team.
  • We are fortunate to have attracted such a well-respected industry veteran join us, and his nearly 30years of experience and success will prove invaluable," said Robert Rodriguez, chief executive officer of Tasty Restaurant Group.
  • Tasty Restaurant Group, LLC brings in-depth quick service restaurant leadership experience and expertise in operating, building, and exiting chain restaurant investments.

Netherlands Data Center Market Size to Reach Revenues of over $3 Billion by 2025 - Arizton

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

CHICAGO, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Netherlands data center market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during the period 20192025.

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  • CHICAGO, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Netherlands data center market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during the period 20192025.
  • This market research report includes data-driven and deep market insights on the impact of COVID-19 across geographies, segments, and vendor landscape.
  • Over 20 new data center development and expansion activities identified in Netherlands market in 2019.
  • The data center market in Netherlands experiences free cooling of 8,000 hours per year.

Breast Reconstruction Market Worth $603 Million by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

CHICAGO, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Breast Reconstruction Market by Product (Breast implant (Silicone, Saline), Tissue Expander, Acellular Dermal Matrix), Procedure (Immediate, Delayed, Revision), Type (Unilateral, Bilateral), End User (Hospital, Cosmetology Clinics) - Global Forecast to 2025", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Breast Reconstruction Market size is projected to reach USD 603 million by 2025 from USD 430 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2020 to 2025.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Breast Reconstruction Market by Product (Breast implant (Silicone, Saline), Tissue Expander, Acellular Dermal Matrix), Procedure (Immediate, Delayed, Revision), Type (Unilateral, Bilateral), End User (Hospital, Cosmetology Clinics) - Global Forecast to 2025", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Breast Reconstruction Market size is projected to reach USD 603 million by 2025 from USD 430 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2020 to 2025.
  • The rising incidence of breast cancer and the availability of reimbursement for breast reconstruction are major driving factors for the market.
  • Breast implants accounted for the largest share of the breast reconstruction market, by product, in 2019.
  • Based on the product, the breast reconstruction market is segmented into breast implants, tissue expanders, and acellular dermal matrix.

The Future of Stores and Physical Retail 2020 - Technology Advancements Change the Face and Purpose of Physical Retail

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

DUBLIN, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "The Store of the Future - A Perspective on the Future of Physical Retail, 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • DUBLIN, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "The Store of the Future - A Perspective on the Future of Physical Retail, 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • This research service primarily looks at trends surrounding, and inspiration that can be obtained from, innovative concept and flagship stores.
  • What are recent developments, current operating conditions, and role of physical retail stores?
  • What are the key trends shaping the future of physical retail stores?

Consumers Energy Urges Safety When Working Around Overhead Electric Lines

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

JACKSON, Mich., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --As warmer summer weather settles into Michigan, Consumers Energy is reminding anyone performing aerial work to look up and avoid overhead electric lines.

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  • JACKSON, Mich., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --As warmer summer weather settles into Michigan, Consumers Energy is reminding anyone performing aerial work to look up and avoid overhead electric lines.
  • "Safety is the single most important element of any project and working around electric lines is no exception.
  • We urge anyone performing overhead work to make it your top priority to look up and note the location of overhead electric lines so you can take precautions to avoid them," said Guy Packard, vice president of electric operations for Consumers Energy.
  • All require you to know where overhead electric lines are so you can avoid them.

Kroger First Quarter Conference Call with Investors

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

CINCINNATI, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today that it will host its first quarter 2020 earnings conference call at 10 a.m.

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  • CINCINNATI, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today that it will host its first quarter 2020 earnings conference call at 10 a.m.
  • ET on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
  • Kroger's management team will comment on financial and operational results for the first quarter 2020.
  • At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone and dedicated to our Purpose: ToFeed the Human Spirit.

Blackbaud Customers Around the World Rely on Technology to Support COVID-19 Research and Innovation

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

"We have been continually amazed by our customers globally and their ingenuity during this time and are proud to support their efforts through reliable and highly effective technology."

Key Points: 
  • "We have been continually amazed by our customers globally and their ingenuity during this time and are proud to support their efforts through reliable and highly effective technology."
  • Blackbaud recently helped the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia launch a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign for COVID-19 vaccine research .
  • Learn more about the approach the UQ COVID-19 vaccine researchers are taking to quickly develop and manufacture a vaccine for the world.
  • All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.
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Navy Pier Announces Phased Reopening Plan Following 12-Week COVID-19 Closure

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

"Following Navy Pier's longest closure in recent history, we, along with the rest of Chicago, are anxious to reopen our spaces and safely welcome guests back to the Pier over the next few months as we work collectively to restore our local economy," said Marilynn Gardner, Navy Pier President and CEO.

Key Points: 
  • "Following Navy Pier's longest closure in recent history, we, along with the rest of Chicago, are anxious to reopen our spaces and safely welcome guests back to the Pier over the next few months as we work collectively to restore our local economy," said Marilynn Gardner, Navy Pier President and CEO.
  • New physical distancing practices: Navy Pier has designated Social Distancing Ambassadors, who will be circulating the Pier to cordially remind guests to practice physical distancing.
  • Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization, in support of free public programs.
  • Navy Pier is the People's Pier, Chicago's lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Breast Reconstruction Market Worth $603 Million by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

CHICAGO, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Breast Reconstruction Market by Product (Breast implant (Silicone, Saline), Tissue Expander, Acellular Dermal Matrix), Procedure (Immediate, Delayed, Revision), Type (Unilateral, Bilateral), End User (Hospital, Cosmetology Clinics) - Global Forecast to 2025", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Breast Reconstruction Market size is projected to reach USD 603 million by 2025 from USD 430 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2020 to 2025.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Breast Reconstruction Market by Product (Breast implant (Silicone, Saline), Tissue Expander, Acellular Dermal Matrix), Procedure (Immediate, Delayed, Revision), Type (Unilateral, Bilateral), End User (Hospital, Cosmetology Clinics) - Global Forecast to 2025", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Breast Reconstruction Market size is projected to reach USD 603 million by 2025 from USD 430 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2020 to 2025.
  • The rising incidence of breast cancer and the availability of reimbursement for breast reconstruction are major driving factors for the market.
  • Breast implants accounted for the largest share of the breast reconstruction market, by product, in 2019.
  • Based on the product, the breast reconstruction market is segmented into breast implants, tissue expanders, and acellular dermal matrix.

Restaurant365 Announces Recovery Toolkit

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:58pm

IRVINE, Calif., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Restaurant365 , the leading all-in-one restaurant management platform, today announced an additional set of tools designed to stimulate restaurant recovery.

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  • IRVINE, Calif., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Restaurant365 , the leading all-in-one restaurant management platform, today announced an additional set of tools designed to stimulate restaurant recovery.
  • "As we listen to customers, their stories of perseverance continue to inspire us," said Tony Smith, co-founder and chief executive officer of Restaurant365.
  • "Now, more than ever, we're taking their feedback and quickly turning it into product functionality that will directly aid in their recovery."
  • Integrations and open APIs enable Restaurant365 to connect with other systems including POS providers, payroll processors, vendors and banks.

Report Finds K-12 Online Education Can Be Appropriate for Most Special Needs Students

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:55pm

"Both special education teachers and parents of special needs students face unparalleled challenges right now," said Julie Young, vice president of Education Outreach at ASU and managing director of ASU Prep Digital, who co-authored " Shifting Special Needs Students to Online Learning in the COVID-19 Spring " with William Donovan.

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  • "Both special education teachers and parents of special needs students face unparalleled challenges right now," said Julie Young, vice president of Education Outreach at ASU and managing director of ASU Prep Digital, who co-authored " Shifting Special Needs Students to Online Learning in the COVID-19 Spring " with William Donovan.
  • In addition, special education teachers are often trying to develop plans for each student that fit within his or her Individualized Education Plan (IEP), determining if the online plans are working for students and adjusting to the use of online education tools.
  • Some special needs students, such as those with severe cognitive disorders, severe autism, or brain trauma, are unlikely to have their needs met by online education.
  • But online learning can work for most special needs students.

In the Wake of George Floyd's Tragic Death, Fenton Consulting Urges Police Chiefs to Take a Stand

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:54pm

This tragic deathadds to a long list of innocent black lives lost, and has incited uprisings across the country.

Key Points: 
  • This tragic deathadds to a long list of innocent black lives lost, and has incited uprisings across the country.
  • Heartbroken Americans are desperate to make the statement that enough is enoughpolice brutality must end now and we need reform.
  • "It is time for us to unite and take a stand to prevent this from ever happening again," says David Fenton, founder of the media firm Fenton Consulting.
  • Fenton Consulting is sponsoring billboards in San Francisco and Chicago calling for the immediate cessation of racial profiling and police brutality.

Legal-Bay Lawsuit Funding Announces Roundup has Agreed to Settle Certain Cases

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:53pm

Financial terms are still not known, however plaintiffs will fall into tiers of damages which will determine ultimate dollar amounts.

Key Points: 
  • Financial terms are still not known, however plaintiffs will fall into tiers of damages which will determine ultimate dollar amounts.
  • Legal-Bay will be accepting new pre-settlement applications for Roundup cases, as well as for current clients.
  • Legal Bay reviews have shown that they are a great lawsuit funding company to work with.
  • Funding for lawsuits, commonly referred to by plaintiffs as lawsuit loans or a lawsuit loan, are always risk-free.

Blick Global Group Nominated and Shortlisted in CFI.co Award

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:52pm

STOCKHOLM, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blick Global Group have received information our company is nominated and shortlisted in the category "Best iGaming Acquisition Team - Nordics 2020".

Key Points: 
  • STOCKHOLM, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blick Global Group have received information our company is nominated and shortlisted in the category "Best iGaming Acquisition Team - Nordics 2020".
  • According to CFI.co there are three companies nominated in this category and the winner will be presented summer 2020.
  • The CFI.co award selection panel is using a wide range of criteria to help it reach informed decisions regarding the awards, lending the critical eye of a collective 170 years of business journalism, corporate leadership and academia to the exhaustive information gathered by the award body's own research team.
  • Some of the more important factors taken into consideration are as follows:

AI in Homes & Buildings Estimated to Garner Revenues of Nearly $9 Billion by 2030

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:47pm

Increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 27.7%, the industry is likely to garner revenues of $8.98 billion by 2030, compared to $610.2 million in 2019.

Key Points: 
  • Increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 27.7%, the industry is likely to garner revenues of $8.98 billion by 2030, compared to $610.2 million in 2019.
  • "Additionally, AI solution providers need to primarily focus on customers that are committed to sustainability and a circular economy."
  • Incorporating AI in homes & buildings will add significant value for customers and enhance their experience.
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Global Homes & Buildings Industry, Forecast to 2030

United States' Weight Loss Market to Decline by 9% to $71 Billion in 2020 - Assessment of the Changing Consumer Dieting Behavior due to COVID-19

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:45pm

channel sales (diet pills, meal replace.

Key Points: 
  • channel sales (diet pills, meal replace.
  • nature and historical growth, why the market rebounded, diet's share of all carbonated soft drinks, outlook by Beverage Industry, Beverage Digest
    Total soft drink retail $ sales, diet share of gallons/retail sales: 1989-2020 forecast
    2019 Mkt.
  • For 2018 $ volume for Lean Cuisine, Smart Ones, Healthy Choice
    Status Report of U.S. Health Clubs Industry - no.
  • of facilities, type clubs, number of club members, recent trends, Industry receipts: 1993-2020 estd.

The Global Pharmaceutical Processing Seals Market is expected to grow from USD 1,735.09 Million in 2018 to USD 2,694.30 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.48%

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:40pm

On the basis of Material, the Global Pharmaceutical Processing Seals Market is studied across EPDM, Metals, Nitrile Rubber, PTFE, and Silicone.

Key Points: 
  • On the basis of Material, the Global Pharmaceutical Processing Seals Market is studied across EPDM, Metals, Nitrile Rubber, PTFE, and Silicone.
  • What are the factors that affect the growth in the Global Pharmaceutical Processing Seals Market over the forecast period?
  • Which are the best product areas to be invested in over the forecast period in the Global Pharmaceutical Processing Seals Market?
  • What are the modes of entering the Global Pharmaceutical Processing Seals Market?

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company Promotes Thomas P. Tulaney to President and Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:36pm

SCRANTON, Pa., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Board of Directors appointed Thomas P. Tulaney to President and Chief Operating Officer of Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company and Peoples Financial Services Corp.(NASDAQ: PFIS).

Key Points: 
  • SCRANTON, Pa., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Board of Directors appointed Thomas P. Tulaney to President and Chief Operating Officer of Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company and Peoples Financial Services Corp.(NASDAQ: PFIS).
  • Mr. Craig W. Best, former President and Chief Executive Officer, will continue to serve as CEO of Peoples Security Bank and Trust.
  • Mr. Tulaney most recently served as Peoples Security Bank and Trust's Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
  • "Peoples Security Bank & Trust is a community leader in the financial industry," said Mr. Tulaney.

AI in Homes & Buildings Estimated to Garner Revenues of Nearly $9 Billion by 2030

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:34pm

Increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 27.7%, the industry is likely to garner revenues of $8.98 billion by 2030, compared to $610.2 million in 2019.

Key Points: 
  • Increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 27.7%, the industry is likely to garner revenues of $8.98 billion by 2030, compared to $610.2 million in 2019.
  • "Additionally, AI solution providers need to primarily focus on customers that are committed to sustainability and a circular economy."
  • Incorporating AI in homes & buildings will add significant value for customers and enhance their experience.
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Global Homes & Buildings Industry, Forecast to 2030

Trucker Tools Takes Werner Enterprises Live for Real-time Shipment Visibility, Predictive Freight-Matching and Automated Booking

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

Werner has deployed into its freight brokerage operations Trucker Tools' apps and services for real-time shipment visibility, predictive freight-matching, automated booking and electronic document capture.

Key Points: 
  • Werner has deployed into its freight brokerage operations Trucker Tools' apps and services for real-time shipment visibility, predictive freight-matching, automated booking and electronic document capture.
  • On a larger scale, the adoption of the Trucker Tools platform aligns with Werner's commitment to technology and innovation, housed under its Werner EDGE initiative.
  • We believe the combination of Werner's in-house capabilities with Trucker Tools provides a unique, advantageous benefit to our carrier partners and customers."
  • The Trucker Tools multi-functional, multi-party mobile app is provided free of charge to independent truckers and small fleets.

National Road Safety Foundation Partners With SADD To Help Young Drivers Make This "The Safest Summer Ever"

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

SADD and The National Road Safety Foundation, a non-profit group, are mounting a massive social media campaign to call attention to a host of safe driving issues from distracted and drowsy driving to impaired and aggressive driving.

Key Points: 
  • SADD and The National Road Safety Foundation, a non-profit group, are mounting a massive social media campaign to call attention to a host of safe driving issues from distracted and drowsy driving to impaired and aggressive driving.
  • The campaign will have different safe driving messages posted on social media every day, with those posts amplified by shares and re-posts by SADD chapters and members nationwide.
  • "With an intensive social media initiative, we hope to make this the safest summer ever, not only for teens on the road, but for all drivers and passengers," said SADD President and CEO Rick Birt.
  • About The National Road Safety Foundation: For nearly 60 years, The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF), a non-profit organization, has created driver education programs for free distribution to teachers, police, traffic safety agencies, youth advocacy groups and others.

Cloud9 Completes $17.5M Series B Funding Round Led by Strategic Investment from UBS

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

NEW YORK, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud9 Technologies ("Cloud9"), a leader in cloud-based communications, has completed a $17.5 million Series B funding round led by a strategic investment from UBS, with participation from existing investors including J.P. Morgan and Barclays.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud9 Technologies ("Cloud9"), a leader in cloud-based communications, has completed a $17.5 million Series B funding round led by a strategic investment from UBS, with participation from existing investors including J.P. Morgan and Barclays.
  • Cloud9 has seen new business increase by over 50% since March, as it has onboarded several of the world's top global banks and investment management firms.
  • Fulmer is responsible for UBS Investment Bank's innovation agenda, including the deployment of new third-party solutions that can enable enhanced performance through data and analytics.
  • Cloud9 Technologies is the leading voice communication and analytics platform designed for the unique needs of the financial markets.

The Global Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market is expected to grow from USD 22,197.09 Million in 2018 to USD 36,876.78 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.52%

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market including are A.R.

Key Points: 
  • The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market including are A.R.
  • On the basis of Application, the Global Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market is studied across Antibiotics, Antipyretic Analgesics, and Vitamins.
  • On the basis of End User, the Global Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market is studied across Contract Manufacturing Organizations, Pharmaceutical Companies, and Research Labs.
  • Which are the best product areas to be invested in over the forecast period in the Global Pharmaceutical Intermediates Market?

Higher Education Innovator Dr. Glenda Ballard Appointed To World Trade Resource Advisory Board

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

NEW YORK, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- World Trade Resource (WTR), a data-driven, technology-enabled workforce solutions firm,announces the addition of higher education executive Dr. Glenda Ballard to the WTR Advisory Board.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- World Trade Resource (WTR), a data-driven, technology-enabled workforce solutions firm,announces the addition of higher education executive Dr. Glenda Ballard to the WTR Advisory Board.
  • Dr. Ballard currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Graduate and Professional Studies at St. Edward's University.
  • Her extensive knowledge and expertise encompass University Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, Adult Education, Experiential Learning, and Professional Development and Training.
  • Dr. Ballard adds, "I am honored to be a member of the WTR Advisory Board.

Crestone Capital Welcomes Kiley Baker to Its Executive Team

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

BOULDER, Colo., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Crestone Capital, LLC, is pleased today to announce that Kiley Baker has joined the firm as Executive Director of Client Advisory.

Key Points: 
  • BOULDER, Colo., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Crestone Capital, LLC, is pleased today to announce that Kiley Baker has joined the firm as Executive Director of Client Advisory.
  • "Kiley will be a valuable contributor on our client advisory team.
  • As Executive Director of Client Advisory, Baker will serve as a trusted advisor to ultra-high net worth entrepreneurs and will help Crestone continue cultivating lasting relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Crestone has assembled an incredible group of talented professionals dedicated to serving an entrepreneurial client base," said Baker.

LPL Financial Chooses Qualtrics BrandXM

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

SALT LAKE CITY and SEATTLE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Qualtrics, the leader in customer experience and creator of the experience management category, today announced that LPL Financial has selected Qualtrics BrandXM.

Key Points: 
  • SALT LAKE CITY and SEATTLE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Qualtrics, the leader in customer experience and creator of the experience management category, today announced that LPL Financial has selected Qualtrics BrandXM.
  • BrandXM is one of the four pillars of experience management, integrating with customer, employee, and product experiences to enable a comprehensive view of insights and actions that shape the core experiences of any organization.
  • Qualtrics, the leader in employee experience and creator of the Experience Management (XM) category, is changing the way organizations manage and improve the four core experiences of businesscustomer, employee, product, and brand.
  • Over 11,000 organizations around the world are using Qualtrics to listen, understand, and take action on experience data (X-data)the beliefs, emotions, and intentions that tell you why things are happening, and what to do about it.

Antimicrobial Packaging Market Worth $13.28 Billion, Globally, by 2027 at 5.4% CAGR: Verified Market Research

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

According to the report, Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market was valued at USD 8.71 Billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 13.28 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2020 to 2027.

Key Points: 
  • According to the report, Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market was valued at USD 8.71 Billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 13.28 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2020 to 2027.
  • The rise in the number of infectious and foodborne diseases is the foremost factor in driving the market growth.
  • The restraints and challenges faced, which will hinder the market growth are the high costs incurred in raw materials used to make antimicrobial packaging material.
  • Verified Market Research has segmented the Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market is segmented on the basis of Material, Packaging Type, Antimicrobial Agents, Technology, End Use and Geography.

Portable Power Station Market Worth $474 Million by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

By technology type, lithium-ion is projected to have a higher growth rate in the Portable Power Station Market.

Key Points: 
  • By technology type, lithium-ion is projected to have a higher growth rate in the Portable Power Station Market.
  • North America is expected to dominate the global Portable Power Station Market.
  • Portable power stations are being increasingly implemented to effectively power smart electronic devices during such events so that people can stay connected.
  • To provide an in-depth understanding of the market's competitive landscape, the report includes the profiles of some of the top manufacturers in the Portable Power Station Market.

Impact of COVID-19 on Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Worldwide

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

The manufacturing industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and industrial machinery manufacturers are no exception.

Key Points: 
  • The manufacturing industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and industrial machinery manufacturers are no exception.
  • In January, China agreed to purchase an additional $32.9 billion worth of US manufactured goods in 2020 as part of the phase one trade deal.
  • It is expected that the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to lasting changes in the manufacturing industry.
  • To see the full article and a list of related reports on the market, visit "Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Could See Lasting Changes due to COVID-19"
    ResearchAndMarkets.com is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data.

Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance and CleanTX Join Forces to Accelerate Growth of Cleantech and Renewable Energy in Texas

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

CleanTX also announces a webinar series that will take place on the third Wednesday of each month.

Key Points: 
  • CleanTX also announces a webinar series that will take place on the third Wednesday of each month.
  • The webinars will focus on clean technology, renewables and e-mobility and will be moderated each month by Peter Kelly-Detwiler.
  • CleanTX will continue to be based in Austin, Texas and will integrate TREIA's local chapter model, supporting chapters in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
  • Boards of Directors for TREIA and CleanTX, composed of renewable and clean energy professionals, have also combined to form a heightened thought leadership team.