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Ouhai is now open for talents at home and overseas

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 6:34am

WENZHOU, China, April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- At 8:30pm, Beijing Time, April 12 (1:30pm, UK local time, April 12), Ouhai District, Wenzhou, China,will open up for talents from all over the world,including 7 universities, 23 institutes, andmultiple enterprises.

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  • WENZHOU, China, April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- At 8:30pm, Beijing Time, April 12 (1:30pm, UK local time, April 12), Ouhai District, Wenzhou, China,will open up for talents from all over the world,including 7 universities, 23 institutes, andmultiple enterprises.
  • The District welcomes talents of high levels from overseas to select Ouhai and settle down in Ouhai.
  • "The Most Valuable Investment Projects in Ouhai District, 2020" coming out on top through the "capital-attracted talents" channel will be granted a fund support of up to 2 million Yuan.
  • Please subscribe to the live streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and other platformsby 8:30 p.m. Beijing time, on April 12 (1:30pm, UK local time, April 12).

Barbuto & Johansson Litigation Update: Luckin Coffee (NASDAQ: LK), Trading Halt, Class Action Expansion, April 13, 2020 Application Deadline

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 5:41am

Purchasers of Luckin stock (except defendants) at any time through April 6, 2020 may contact the attorneys below immediately.

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  • Purchasers of Luckin stock (except defendants) at any time through April 6, 2020 may contact the attorneys below immediately.
  • Trading will remain halted until Luckin Coffee Inc. has fully satisfied Nasdaq's request for additional information.
  • If you purchased shares in Luckin Coffee, contact Anthony Barbuto, at (888) 715-2520 or via email at anthony@barjolaw.com ; or Neil Rothstein at (330) 860-4092 or email at neil@barjolaw.com .
  • An attorney will contact you to discuss this case, your options as a class member or any questions you have about this process.

Xiaomi Mi Kids Watch 4 Launches with UNISOC 8521E

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 5:40am

SHANGHAI, April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As a leading global supplier of mobile communication and IoT chipsets, UNISOC announces today that 8521E for smart watches is powering the Xiaomi Mi Kids Watch 4.

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  • SHANGHAI, April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As a leading global supplier of mobile communication and IoT chipsets, UNISOC announces today that 8521E for smart watches is powering the Xiaomi Mi Kids Watch 4.
  • With lightweighted operating system of 8521E and dedicated algorithms, the endurance of Xiaomi Mi Kids Watch 4 can last as long as eight days in standby mode.
  • As a learning watch, Xiaomi Mi Kids Watch 4 has multiple built-in selected learning applications and supports software which performs AI assessment on accuracy of English pronunciation and other learning software.
  • UNISOC helps global manufacturers to drive the fast expansion of 4G kid watches with its 8521E series," said David Wu, Executive Vice-President of UNISOC.

ZTE assists China Mobile to send China's first 5G message

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 5:37am

SHENZHEN, China, April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today hashelped the Zhejiang branch of China Mobile send China'sfirst 5G message based on GSMA UP2.4 standard in Hangzhou, China, thereby making China Mobile the first Chinese operator to implement the 5G Message Center (5GMC).

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  • SHENZHEN, China, April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today hashelped the Zhejiang branch of China Mobile send China'sfirst 5G message based on GSMA UP2.4 standard in Hangzhou, China, thereby making China Mobile the first Chinese operator to implement the 5G Message Center (5GMC).
  • It isexpected that China Mobile's 5G messagewillenter intocommercial usebythe end of June2020, which represents a formal countdown to the commercial use of 5G messages in China.
  • Thisfirst 5G messagehas realizedthe interconnection between the 5G message system and Chatbot or the existing network equipment, implementingpoint-to-point transmission of rich media messagessuch as pictures, videos, locations and files.
  • As a world-leading messaging service provider, ZTE hasbeenworkingclosely with China Mobile to guide and promote the establishment of international 5G messaging standards.

52% Don't Have Enough Money Saved To Cover Medical Costs If They Contract COVID-19

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 5:01am

A healthinsurance.com survey finds 52% don't have enough money saved to cover COVID-19 medical costs.

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  • A healthinsurance.com survey finds 52% don't have enough money saved to cover COVID-19 medical costs.
  • Unveiling the financial status of many Americans', 46% would think twice about seeking medical care right now because of cost.
  • Price transparency is also a major concern: 90% think coronavirus medical care prices should be available like prices on a restaurant menu.
  • Healthinsurance.com also asked respondents about medical care while social distancing:
    47%say they intend on using telemedicine during this health crisis.

INCATech Receives 2020 Esri® Federal Small Business Specialty Award for Delivery

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 5:00am

RESTON, Va., April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In the latest recognition in Geospatial Industry Expertise, INCATech receives the Federal Small Business Specialty Award, Delivery Partner from Esri for consistent engagement and excellence in delivering Esri projects/programs for key customers at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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  • RESTON, Va., April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In the latest recognition in Geospatial Industry Expertise, INCATech receives the Federal Small Business Specialty Award, Delivery Partner from Esri for consistent engagement and excellence in delivering Esri projects/programs for key customers at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • This award received from Esri is representative of INCATech's staff expertise in applying ArcGIS products in a wide range of Geospatial disciplines across Civilian, DoD and Intelligence Community customers.
  • INCATech looks forward to the continued expansion of our partnership with Esri and bringing our customers advanced geospatial expertise and sharing proven successes with the geospatial community.
  • INCATech is an SBA 8(a) certified Woman Owned Small Business that has provided innovative technology to U.S. government and commercial customers for nearly a decade.

Roberta Butler's newly released "Horace" follows the great adventures of Horace the squirrel

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 5:00am

"Horace" is the creation of published author Roberta Butler, a brilliant writer of tales that delight readers of all ages.

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  • "Horace" is the creation of published author Roberta Butler, a brilliant writer of tales that delight readers of all ages.
  • Roberta left teaching when she and Noble Butler III were married in 1929.
  • Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Roberta Butler's new book gives the young readers a colorful illustration of Horace and his amazing adventures and misadventures in the Butler's Yard.
  • Consumers can purchase "Horace" at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

Reverend Terry Loomis's newly released "Controversial Bible Topics" is a compelling novel that opens a discourse on controversial subjects in the Bible

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 5:00am

"Controversial Bible Topics" is the creation of published author Reverend Terry Loomis, a minister who was ordained into pastoral ministry back in 2004.

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  • "Controversial Bible Topics" is the creation of published author Reverend Terry Loomis, a minister who was ordained into pastoral ministry back in 2004.
  • Reverend Loomis shares, "Two friends of mine, Reverend Thurman Harris and Bishop Bill Dishman, inspired me to write this book.
  • Consumers can purchase "Controversial Bible Topics" at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.
  • For additional information or inquiries about "Controversial Bible Topics," contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

Care Access Research Launches COVID-19 Clinical Trials Alliance to Accelerate Vaccine and Drug Development

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 4:45am

BOSTON, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Access Research , the leader in rapid development and management of high-performing clinical research sites, announced it launched the COVID-19 Clinical Trials Alliance to connect sites, sponsors and CROs to accelerate COVID-19 trials required for FDA approval of vaccines, drugs and diagnostics.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Access Research , the leader in rapid development and management of high-performing clinical research sites, announced it launched the COVID-19 Clinical Trials Alliance to connect sites, sponsors and CROs to accelerate COVID-19 trials required for FDA approval of vaccines, drugs and diagnostics.
  • Anticipating the urgent need for speeding up the clinical trial process, Care Access Research started the COVID-19 Clinical Trials Alliance to help solve the health care industry's next challenge: quickly finding enough sites capable of running efficient, high-quality COVID-19 trials.
  • The COVID-19 Clinical Trials Alliance will accelerate trials by matching research-enabled sites with study sponsors.
  • By uniting healthcare heroes to bridge standard care with clinical research, Care Access Research is transforming the industry to accelerate the development of breakthrough therapies and life-saving treatments.

Maldistribution of COVID-19 Critical Materials

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 4:15am

While overall shortages are genuine, there is also significant maldistribution of what is available.

Key Points: 
  • While overall shortages are genuine, there is also significant maldistribution of what is available.
  • Available supplies are not getting to the places that need them the most.
  • CRIMADI.com has just created solutions to reduce maldistribution.
  • If you would like more information about COVID-19 Demand Projector or Smart Allocator, please call Sanjeev Gupta at (408) 475-1620 or email at sgupta@crimadi.com

US Mattress Manufacturers Provide Thousands of Medical Relief Mattresses with Capacity to Produce More Than 400,000 Weekly During the COVID-19 Crisis

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 3:32am

"We've made over 5,000 masks and supplied them to police and fire departments, care centers, hospice, medical care centers, and home health facilities in Filer and Twin, Idaho.

Key Points: 
  • "We've made over 5,000 masks and supplied them to police and fire departments, care centers, hospice, medical care centers, and home health facilities in Filer and Twin, Idaho.
  • We are now supplying companies, like convenience stores and equipment supply stores that supports dairy and farm operations."
  • "We are producing more than 20,000 mattresses per day for virus response.
  • "We can produce 8,000 mattresses a week, as well as supply innersprings, foam, and other components to other bedding producers.

CIOE 2020 Visitor Registration is Available Now

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 3:28am

It is expected over 85,000 professional visitors and over 3,000 exhibitors will be gathering at CIOE 2020 within a total exhibition area of 160,000 square meters.

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  • It is expected over 85,000 professional visitors and over 3,000 exhibitors will be gathering at CIOE 2020 within a total exhibition area of 160,000 square meters.
  • CIOE 2020 - Precision Optics Lens and Camera Module Expo in 2020 will cover the entire precision optics supply chain including optical materials, components, optical imaging measurement and optical instruments, optical processing equipment, sapphire and touch screen manufacturing.
  • Meanwhile, CIOE 2020 - Lasers Technology & Intelligent Manufacturing Expo is the effective extension of optics for laser technologies being one of the essential application scenario.
  • CIOE 2020 visitor registration is open now.

CIOE 2020 Visitor Registration is Available Now

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 3:18am

It is expected over 85,000 professional visitors and over 3,000 exhibitors will be gathering at CIOE 2020 within a total exhibition area of 160,000 square meters.

Key Points: 
  • It is expected over 85,000 professional visitors and over 3,000 exhibitors will be gathering at CIOE 2020 within a total exhibition area of 160,000 square meters.
  • CIOE 2020 - Precision Optics Lens and Camera Module Expo in 2020 will cover the entire precision optics supply chain including optical materials, components, optical imaging measurement and optical instruments, optical processing equipment, sapphire and touch screen manufacturing.
  • Meanwhile, CIOE 2020 - Lasers Technology & Intelligent Manufacturing Expo is the effective extension of optics for laser technologies being one of the essential application scenario.
  • CIOE 2020 visitor registration is open now.

KLEVV Releases New Solid State Drives with Enhanced Performance: Introducing NEO N610 2.5" SATA & CRAS C710 M.2 NVMe SSDs

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 3:00am

The next-generation solid-state drives are available in enhanced capacities of up to 1TB, offering accelerated system speeds while maintaining core stability.

Key Points: 
  • The next-generation solid-state drives are available in enhanced capacities of up to 1TB, offering accelerated system speeds while maintaining core stability.
  • Different from other KLEVV 2.5" SSDs, NEO N610 provides an embeddedDRAM buffer that enhances runtime performance while also extends the lifespan of the drive.
  • In addition, the CRAS C710 shares all the essential functions that make KLEVV drives reliable, such as LDPC ECC technology, SLC caching, S.M.A.R.T.
  • The KLEVV range includes gaming memory modules, microSDs, USB flash drives, and solid state drives.

KLEVV Releases New Solid State Drives with Enhanced Performance: Introducing NEO N610 2.5" SATA & CRAS C710 M.2 NVMe SSDs

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 3:00am

The next-generation solid-state drives are available in enhanced capacities of up to 1TB, offering accelerated system speeds while maintaining core stability.

Key Points: 
  • The next-generation solid-state drives are available in enhanced capacities of up to 1TB, offering accelerated system speeds while maintaining core stability.
  • Different from other KLEVV 2.5" SSDs, NEO N610 provides an embeddedDRAM buffer that enhances runtime performance while also extends the lifespan of the drive.
  • In addition, the CRAS C710 shares all the essential functions that make KLEVV drives reliable, such as LDPC ECC technology, SLC caching, S.M.A.R.T.
  • The KLEVV range includes gaming memory modules, microSDs, USB flash drives, and solid state drives.

Lowcountry Food Bank 'Fueled by Fresh' Matching Gift Campaign for COVID-19 Food Relief Doubles Donation Impact

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2:54am

COVID-19 is creating a tremendous increase in the demands on the Food Bank and its partner agencies and food pantries.

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  • COVID-19 is creating a tremendous increase in the demands on the Food Bank and its partner agencies and food pantries.
  • To donate to COVID-19 food relief efforts, visit https://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/covid19/
    About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed.
  • The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 32 million pounds of food in 2019.
  • The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 300 partner agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries.

South Korea's largest cryptocurrency 'ICON' unveils a new novel consensus algorithm 'LFT2'

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2:24am

Cryptocurrencies are powered by distributed systems that depend on consensus algorithms to verify all transactions in a trustless manner.

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  • Cryptocurrencies are powered by distributed systems that depend on consensus algorithms to verify all transactions in a trustless manner.
  • Various types of Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance (PBFT) consensus have been popular amongst newer cryptocurrencies such as EOS (Pipelined) and Cosmos (Tendermint).
  • For LFT2, KAIST University team wrote, "We analyze a consensus algorithm called LFT2, which is used by a blockchain system, ICON.
  • Founded in August 2017, ICON is the largest and most well-known cryptocurrency project from South Korea.

Local Health Plan donates 15,000 Surgical Masks to Riverside and San Bernardino County Medical Associations

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2:19am

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) sourced and donated 15,000 surgical masks to Riverside County Medical Association (RCMA) and San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMS) Thursday afternoon.

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  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) sourced and donated 15,000 surgical masks to Riverside County Medical Association (RCMA) and San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMS) Thursday afternoon.
  • Receiving 7,500 surgical masks each, the two county medical associations will organize and distribute masks to local physicians and staff.
  • While this is a limited supply of masks, IEHP is making every effort to find ways to help Riverside and San Bernardino County Medical Associations and partners obtain the PPE they need to keep medical professionals safe.
  • IEHP, Inland Empire Health Plan, is a top 10 largest Medicaid health plan and the largest not-for-profit Medicare-Medicaid plan in the country.

Jazz Aviation workers latest to benefit from COVID-19 wage supplement

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2:09am

TORONTO, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor welcomes the federal government's tentative approval of Canada Emergency Wage Supplement (CEWS) funds for Jazz Aviation to maintain its workforce levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor welcomes the federal government's tentative approval of Canada Emergency Wage Supplement (CEWS) funds for Jazz Aviation to maintain its workforce levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • "Airline workers will be the backbone of the industry's economic recovery in a post-pandemic world," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
  • On April 8, 2020 Air Canada announced that it would use CEWS funding to top up the wages of more than 3,000 workers on lay-off due to COVID-19.
  • Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy.

Getsitecontrol Rolls Out Brand New Feature Set, Makes Popup Creation Easier Than Ever

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2:00am

According to the Getsitecontrol team, even website owners with zero technical knowledge will now be able to create online forms and popups effortlessly.

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  • According to the Getsitecontrol team, even website owners with zero technical knowledge will now be able to create online forms and popups effortlessly.
  • To achieve this goal, a series of pre-designed assets has been developed for Getsitecontrol users.
  • To address the rapidly increasing volume of mobile web traffic, a designated tab has been added to the Getsitecontrol dashboard.
  • The Getsitecontrol feature set has been also expanded with a long-anticipated tool called "Get link".

Cast & Crew Announces Program to Align Operations with the Currently Reduced Activities of Entertainment Industry

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 1:53am

"Afterevaluating our options given thetemporary entertainmentindustry slowdown caused by COVID-19, we aretaking several actions to align our costs to the economic situation in the industry we serve."

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  • "Afterevaluating our options given thetemporary entertainmentindustry slowdown caused by COVID-19, we aretaking several actions to align our costs to the economic situation in the industry we serve."
  • It also enables Cast & Crew to bring those individuals back to the company quickly and seamlessly when conditions improve.
  • Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC ( www.castandcrew.com ) provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry.
  • Cast & Crew services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations, production incentives and production tax credit financing.

Nation's Public Health Leaders Urge President Trump to Use All Available Authorities to Quickly Produce Testing Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 1:45am

ARLINGTON, Va., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "Weurge President Trump and the Administration to utilize all existing authorities to require American corporations to expand or retool their production lines to urgently produce testing supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Key Points: 
  • ARLINGTON, Va., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "Weurge President Trump and the Administration to utilize all existing authorities to require American corporations to expand or retool their production lines to urgently produce testing supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • "Specifically, production should include rapid manufacturing and production of supplies and equipment necessary for rapid point-of-care COVID-19 testing including reagents, point-of-care kits, viral transport media, laboratory supplies, and related products.
  • Our nation's recovery from COVID-19 will be based on the rapid production of testing supplies and PPE.
  • ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to ensuring excellence in public health practice.

Statement: U.S. Conference of Mayors Supports Congressional Efforts to Pass Additional Emergency COVID-19 Relief for Cities

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 1:03am

Mayors are on the front line of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and the provisions in today's proposals will help give cities resources they desperately need.

Key Points: 
  • Mayors are on the front line of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and the provisions in today's proposals will help give cities resources they desperately need.
  • We especially appreciate the use of the CDBG structure for distributing funds directly to our cities at a time when they are needed quickly.
  • About the United States Conference of Mayors --The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.
  • There are nearly 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.

Peachtree Immediate Care Adjusting to Changing Patient Needs in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 1:01am

The new offerings allow for more patient access choices in Peachtree Immediate Care's evolving "eco-system" of urgent care services.

Key Points: 
  • The new offerings allow for more patient access choices in Peachtree Immediate Care's evolving "eco-system" of urgent care services.
  • Peachtree Immediate Care has always focused on a patient-centric approach to urgent care, which included a large network that was convenient and close to home for patients all over Atlanta.
  • For more information about Peachtree Immediate Care or COVID testing sites, please visit https://www.peachtreemed.com .
  • For more information about Peachtree Immediate Care or CRH, please visit peachtreemed.com or crhhealthcare.com.

Astellas Announces Acceptance of XOSPATA® (gilteritinib) for Regulatory Review in China by the National Medical Products Administration

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 1:01am

A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.

Key Points: 
  • A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.
  • Information about pharmaceutical products (including products currently in development) which is included in this press release is not intended to constitute an advertisement or medical advice.
  • FDA approves treatment for adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a certain genetic mutation.
  • Health Canada approves Astellas' XOSPATA (gilteritinib) for patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia with a FLT3 mutation.

EPAM Reconfirms Business Outlook for Q1 and Withdraws Full Year 2020 Guidance due to COVID-19 Uncertainties

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:53am

Due to heightened uncertainty related to the potential impacts of COVID19 on the Company's second quarter and full year business results, EPAM is withdrawing its full year 2020 financial outlook.

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  • Due to heightened uncertainty related to the potential impacts of COVID19 on the Company's second quarter and full year business results, EPAM is withdrawing its full year 2020 financial outlook.
  • EPAM will provide a business update as part of its first quarter fiscal 2020 earnings call, scheduled for May 7, 2020, at 8:00 a.m.
  • Through its 'Engineering DNA' and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works in collaboration with its customers to deliver next-gen solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business outcomes.
  • EPAM supplements results reported in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, referred to as GAAP, with non-GAAP financial measures.

EPAM Reconfirms Business Outlook for Q1 and Withdraws Full Year 2020 Guidance due to COVID-19 Uncertainties

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:38am

Due to heightened uncertainty related to the potential impacts of COVID19 on the Company's second quarter and full year business results, EPAM is withdrawing its full year 2020 financial outlook.

Key Points: 
  • Due to heightened uncertainty related to the potential impacts of COVID19 on the Company's second quarter and full year business results, EPAM is withdrawing its full year 2020 financial outlook.
  • EPAM will provide a business update as part of its first quarter fiscal 2020 earnings call, scheduled for May 7, 2020, at 8:00 a.m.
  • Through its 'Engineering DNA' and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works in collaboration with its customers to deliver next-gen solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business outcomes.
  • EPAM supplements results reported in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, referred to as GAAP, with non-GAAP financial measures.

Chorus Aviation Announces Jazz's Intention to Adopt the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:34am

HALIFAX, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ("Chorus") is announcing the intention of its subsidiary, Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz"), to adopt the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy ('CEWS').

Key Points: 
  • HALIFAX, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ("Chorus") is announcing the intention of its subsidiary, Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz"), to adopt the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy ('CEWS').
  • As of March 15, 2020, Jazz's active workforce in Canada consisted of approximately 5,000 employees.On April 6, 2020, Chorus announced significant measures to reduce costs and bolster its liquidity.
  • Subject to the adoption of the CEWS into law, Jazz intends to adopt the CEWS to assist its employees.
  • Headquartered inHalifax, Nova Scotia, Chorus is comprised of Chorus Aviation Capital a leading, global lessor of regional aircraft, and Jazz Aviation and Voyageur Aviation companies that have long histories of safe operations with excellent customer service.

New Essential Worker CDC Guidelines Threaten Health Of Teamsters, Public

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:21am

It makes no sense for the CDC to change direction now after previously siding with these frontline workers who are keeping America running during this moment of crisis.

Key Points: 
  • It makes no sense for the CDC to change direction now after previously siding with these frontline workers who are keeping America running during this moment of crisis.
  • We need to protect these workers so they can do the job of protecting the rest of us.
  • "This new CDC guidance flies in the face of that and needs to be overturned now."
  • That has left some grocery stores, warehouses and medical facilities understaffed, which also threatens the public.

Biocept to Begin COVID-19 Testing

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:17am

Biocept has partnered with a national clinician network to accept patient samples and may obtain additional agreements as test capacity is increased.

Key Points: 
  • Biocept has partnered with a national clinician network to accept patient samples and may obtain additional agreements as test capacity is increased.
  • Biocept operates a high-complexity, CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited and BSL-2 safety level laboratory in San Diego, with specialized, licensed molecular lab staff that have been trained in performing the COVID-19 testing.
  • The lab will be using the FDA-approved for EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) testing ThermoFisher Scientific's TaqPath molecular diagnostic platform and kit for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
  • Biocept, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company with commercialized assays for lung, breast, gastric, colorectal and prostate cancers, and melanoma.

Best Brains Offers Free Online Content

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:15am

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Best Brains Learning Centers is now offering free printable workbooks for students in grades PreK-8 in response to shelter-in-place keeping children out of school and away from their after-school activities.

Key Points: 
  • ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Best Brains Learning Centers is now offering free printable workbooks for students in grades PreK-8 in response to shelter-in-place keeping children out of school and away from their after-school activities.
  • Best Brains online content offers solutions for parents looking for screen-free content they can trust.
  • With 150 locations and growing, Best Brains is a well-established brand which parents relied on for educational needs and face-to-face student support.
  • Best Brains Learning Centers provide enrichment to students ages 3-14 and is available to students across the US, Canada, and Jordan.

In The Face Of Ethical Aberrations In Several States Colorado Stands Strong Against Discrimination In COVID-19 Care

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:07am

Governor Polis has authorized the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to enact the standards when or if necessary.

Key Points: 
  • Governor Polis has authorized the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to enact the standards when or if necessary.
  • The Colorado Cross Disability Coalition (CCDC), The Arc of Colorado ,and over 140 organizations thank Gov.
  • "Every resident in this state deserves and should receive equitable care, even during the most uncertain of times," says Lt.
  • The standing Guidelines for the Ethical Allocation of Scarce Resources in Tennessee exclude many people with disabilities from critical care, including ventilators.

Earth Challenge 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:06am

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Challenge 2020 (Earth Challenge) launched today marking the 50thanniversary of Earth Day.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Challenge 2020 (Earth Challenge) launched today marking the 50thanniversary of Earth Day.
  • Earth Challenge has two goals.
  • Second, to give each user of the Earth Challenge 2020 app the opportunity to take a civic action specifically related to issues in their own country.
  • Led by principle partners Earth Day Network, the Wilson Center and the U.S. Department of State's Eco-Capitals Forum, Earth Challenge has been in development for over three years and has attracted a broad alliance of organizations and institutions globally.

Earth Challenge 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:06am

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Challenge 2020 (Earth Challenge) launched today marking the 50thanniversary of Earth Day.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Challenge 2020 (Earth Challenge) launched today marking the 50thanniversary of Earth Day.
  • Earth Challenge has two goals.
  • Second, to give each user of the Earth Challenge 2020 app the opportunity to take a civic action specifically related to issues in their own country.
  • Led by principle partners Earth Day Network, the Wilson Center and the U.S. Department of State's Eco-Capitals Forum, Earth Challenge has been in development for over three years and has attracted a broad alliance of organizations and institutions globally.

Milam & Greene Whiskey Wins Double Gold at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:00am

BLANCO, Texas, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Milam & Greene Whiskey was recognized as a producer of the finest whiskies in the world with two Double Gold medals bestowed by the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Key Points: 
  • BLANCO, Texas, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Milam & Greene Whiskey was recognized as a producer of the finest whiskies in the world with two Double Gold medals bestowed by the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
  • "The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world and is a clear endorsement for whiskey drinkers to know that our bourbon and rye are among the best on the shelves today," says Heather Greene, CEO and master blender of Provision Spirits, makers of Milam & Greene Whiskey and Ben Milam Whiskey.
  • Provisions Spirits was founded in 2017 and produces both the flagship brand of Milam & Greene Whiskey and Ben Milam Whiskey.
  • Provision Spirits Milam & Greene is named for the partnership formed between Texas entrepreneur Marsha Milam and whiskey expert Heather Greene.

U.S. Department of State Partners with Yext to Develop COVID-19 Information Hub

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:00am

NEW YORK, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud company, today announced its collaboration with the United States Department of State on an official COVID-19 travel alert and advisory information hub, covid19.state.gov .

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud company, today announced its collaboration with the United States Department of State on an official COVID-19 travel alert and advisory information hub, covid19.state.gov .
  • "The technology that powers Yext Answers enables our public institutions to provide accurate, up-to-date information about the coronavirus whenever people seek it out.
  • "Now every single American, here in the U.S or abroad, has access to critical repatriation information, travel advisories, and more in one place, through this State Department information hub."
  • Yext (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud company, exists to help brands regain and maintain a direct relationship with their customers.

McCain Foods Donates 20 Million Pounds of Potatoes to Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:58pm

This commitment represents 60-million servings of potatoes that will be provided to Canadian communities struggling with food insecurity.

Key Points: 
  • This commitment represents 60-million servings of potatoes that will be provided to Canadian communities struggling with food insecurity.
  • This donation by McCain Foods will help provide access to additional food sources to those in need.
  • McCain Food's significant donation will help replenish the inventory at a time when food donations have drastically decreased," says Chris Hatch, CEO, Food Banks Canada.
  • McCain Foods (Canada) is the Canadian division of McCain Foods Limited, an international leader in the frozen food industry.

OPSEU President demands stronger leadership from senior medical experts

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:56pm

TORONTO, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding stronger leadership from Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. David Williams in the handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding stronger leadership from Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. David Williams in the handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • "The communication from the senior public health experts has been a tale of mixed messaging and confusion, this is a real failure of leadership."
  • There has also been no reassurance by the country's senior medical experts about how to track the transmission of the virus, in this case.
  • There still remain vulnerable front line workers in the both the community and other institutional settings who desperately need protection.

nCoup Makes IDS Free for COVID-19 Studies

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:47pm

nCoup IDS can be set-up and put into production to support clinical trials in matter of days or weeks.

Key Points: 
  • nCoup IDS can be set-up and put into production to support clinical trials in matter of days or weeks.
  • nCoup IDS supports over 14,000 clinical trials and is used by many of the world's leading organization who conduct clinical research.
  • nCoup is now making IDS free for use for any new clinical trials focused on COVID-19.
  • If you are a clinical research site or sponsor conducting and planning to conduct COVID-19 clinical research, please contact info@ncoup.com to obtain free access to nCoup IDS.

Columbia Banking System Appoints Aaron Deer Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:45pm

TACOMA, Wash., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Banking System, Inc. and Columbia Bank (NASDAQ: COLB) ("Columbia") today announced that Aaron Deer has been appointed Columbia's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective on or before April 30, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • TACOMA, Wash., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Banking System, Inc. and Columbia Bank (NASDAQ: COLB) ("Columbia") today announced that Aaron Deer has been appointed Columbia's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective on or before April 30, 2020.
  • Deer was most recently a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Piper Sandler.
  • "We are delighted to welcome Aaron to Columbia's executive team," said Clint Stein, Columbia's President and Chief Executive Officer, "Aaron has earned a reputation as an industry thought leader, particularly among West Coast banks.
  • Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB) is the holding company of Columbia Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank with locations throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Commvault Confirms Receipt of Director Nominations from Starboard Value

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:45pm

Commvault is always open to considering shareholder suggestions on director candidates, and as part of this conversation, Commvault offered to consider skills and candidates that Starboard thought were relevant.

Key Points: 
  • Commvault is always open to considering shareholder suggestions on director candidates, and as part of this conversation, Commvault offered to consider skills and candidates that Starboard thought were relevant.
  • Starboard did not share such information until it formally nominated its director candidates.
  • As such, today's nominations announcement is the first time that Commvault has had the opportunity to consider Starboard's director candidates.
  • Notwithstanding these important priorities, Starboard has submitted director nominations, and the Commvault Board will, consistent with its fiduciary duties, consider them.

Global Fortified Wine Industry Outlook to 2025 Featuring Profiles of Liberty Wines, Backsberg, Sogevinus Fine Wines (Kopke), Taylor's Port, Albina & Hanna, and Contratto

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:45pm

The global fortified wine market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.01% during the forecast period, 2019-2024.

Key Points: 
  • The global fortified wine market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.01% during the forecast period, 2019-2024.
  • Fortified wines are the blends of grapes and various vintages, and the majority of the fortified wines are similar in their classification.
  • The actual aging of the fortified wine depends upon the fortified wine itself and it is found that the cheaper the fortified wine lesser is the time it has taken aging in the oak.
  • The premiumization aspect of alcoholic drinks has also been significant and evident in the fortified wine industry.

ISRA: Illinois State Police Issue Emergency FOID Card Rules

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:45pm

CHATSWORTH, Ill., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --After a few weeks of conversations with the Illinois State Police, new emergency rules have been issued regarding FOID card renewals, according to Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.

Key Points: 
  • CHATSWORTH, Ill., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --After a few weeks of conversations with the Illinois State Police, new emergency rules have been issued regarding FOID card renewals, according to Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.
  • "The upshot is FOID card holders will be able to keep their FOID cards current during the coronavirus crisis and for one year after termination of the disaster," Pearson said.
  • "These emergency rules help ensure that honest gun owners will not be blocked from making firearm or ammunition purchases.
  • It has taken some time to get to this point, but we are pleased with the end result."

Summer Camp Online Becomes World's First Online Only Recreation Center

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:38pm

"You have to have something very special to offer, or be the best at what you do to be considered," says Tobin Felfe, Summer Camp Online's founder, "and it doesn't stop there.

Key Points: 
  • "You have to have something very special to offer, or be the best at what you do to be considered," says Tobin Felfe, Summer Camp Online's founder, "and it doesn't stop there.
  • After submittingproposals, course providers must interview, complete course materials, and pass a background check before their courses can go live."
  • Recreation centers havenoticed, and several have created ties with Summer Camp Online to alert their residents to theliveonline programs.
  • Summer Camp Online is not new to kids' programming.

Model Discovery Market Break-Through Alert: Seewateva Magazine is Placing Unprecedented Offers in the COVID19 Lockdown Period

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:35pm

NEW YORK, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Seewateva Magazine, being focused on developing and revealing talents within all the model industry, has become a number 1 model magazine featuring the hottest models across the nation.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Seewateva Magazine, being focused on developing and revealing talents within all the model industry, has become a number 1 model magazine featuring the hottest models across the nation.
  • CEO of Seewateva, Mr. Prez , is deeply concerned with the challenges fresh talents are facing now: "Seewateva is an experienced player in the field.
  • We know that it is crucially important to help to maintain the new models' environment, not to discourage new talents from moving ahead.
  • We decided not to gain any income from new talents, so we are providing the lowest rates for their promotion".

Kia Motors Donates $1 Million To Aid Homeless Youth During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:33pm

The $1 million donation will help homeless youth in all 50 states receive much needed shelter and care in an effort to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • The $1 million donation will help homeless youth in all 50 states receive much needed shelter and care in an effort to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
  • With shelter in place orders all but impossible for the estimated 4.2 million homeless youth in the U.S. to adhere to, we are humbled to once again provide financial assistance to organizations dedicated to helping this at-risk population," said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America.
  • "The homeless population is very susceptible to COVID-19 and providing crucial health, social, and emotional support during these uncertain times is more critical than ever."
  • Today's contribution is the second seven-figure donation to the fight to end youth homelessness the brand has made this year.

RE/MAX Donations to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Cross $160 Million Mark

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:30pm

DENVER, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --In 2019, RE/MAX affiliates in the U.S. and Canada donated $9.8 million to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, bringing the grand total of donations in the 28 years since the partnership began to more than $160 million.

Key Points: 
  • DENVER, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --In 2019, RE/MAX affiliates in the U.S. and Canada donated $9.8 million to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, bringing the grand total of donations in the 28 years since the partnership began to more than $160 million.
  • The RE/MAX Miracle Home Program, where many agents make a donation after a closed transaction, is the cornerstone of the partnership between RE/MAX and CMN Hospitals.
  • "These funds help hospitals offer comfort, treatment and hope to each of the nine million children in North America who visits a CMN Hospital each year.
  • RE/MAX agents have lived, worked and served in their local communities for decades, raising millions of dollars every year for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities.

Oil & Gas Automation and Control Systems: World Market to Cross $51 Billion in Revenue by 2025

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:30pm

The Oil & Gas Automation and Control System Market was valued at USD 29.65 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 51.94 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 9.8% over the forecast period 2020-2025.

Key Points: 
  • The Oil & Gas Automation and Control System Market was valued at USD 29.65 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 51.94 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 9.8% over the forecast period 2020-2025.
  • Drilling is an expensive process in the oil & gas industry, and it involves considerable safety risks for the workers.
  • However, on the flip, strict restrictions that are imposed to curb the adverse effects on the environment along with, the rigid regulations imposed on oil & gas drilling activities restrict the growth of oil & gas automation and control system market.
  • The oil & gas automation and control system market is fragmented and competitive in nature.

ANSWERING THE COVID-19 CALL TO ACTION: SavantX Dataset Search and Analysis Technology Offered at No-Cost to Researchers, Scientists, and Medical Professionals

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:28pm

Context: A Call to Action to the Tech Community was made on March 16 by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Key Points: 
  • Context: A Call to Action to the Tech Community was made on March 16 by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
  • This comprehensive, advanced analytics solution is complete with data visualization tools to aid in revealing hidden relationships in the data.
  • SavantX is offering the SavantX PRO COVID-19 search and discovery tool as a free resource for coronavirus researchers and the medical community-at-large.
  • The patented technologies that drive SavantX PRO reveal hidden relationships and connect insights across data.

Worldwide Express Connects Customers with SBA Relief Funding

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:25pm

DALLAS, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Through their relationship with UPS Capital, Worldwide Express, LLC (" Worldwide Express ") a leading provider of third-party logistics (3PL) services is extending its support to connect small and mid-sized business customers with much-needed funding resources during these unprecedented times.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Through their relationship with UPS Capital, Worldwide Express, LLC (" Worldwide Express ") a leading provider of third-party logistics (3PL) services is extending its support to connect small and mid-sized business customers with much-needed funding resources during these unprecedented times.
  • Worldwide Express will continue to seek ways to leverage its partnerships in order to more broadly support their customers' growth and stability through these extraordinary times and beyond.
  • Customers can visit the Worldwide Express website for updated news and additional financial resources.
  • Worldwide Express, LLC ("Worldwide Express") is a full-service, non-asset-based logistics provider offering more than 92,000 customers access to industry-leading small package, truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions around the world.