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AchieveUnite Launches Industry-Leading Laser Coaching Service

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

"I am lucky to be able to learn from inspirational women that have a talent around coaching and mentorship.

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  • "I am lucky to be able to learn from inspirational women that have a talent around coaching and mentorship.
  • Jasmina M. VP Global Partnerships
    AchieveUnite CEO, Theresa Caragol, on the power of Laser Coaching, "The tech industry needs coaching now more than ever before.
  • Finding spare time can be a challenge, so Laser Coaching offers quick, powerful, lasting results."
  • Access to Laser Coaching from this diverse team will provide opportunities to leaders that guarantee effective and powerful results.

Book Marketing Firm Smith Publicity Adds Six New Team Members

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

From what we see in our business, the broader world of book publishing is doing similarly well," observed Dan Smith, Founder, and CEO, Smith Publicity.

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  • From what we see in our business, the broader world of book publishing is doing similarly well," observed Dan Smith, Founder, and CEO, Smith Publicity.
  • Despite its market position as one of the largest book promotion firms, Smith Publicity provides boutique-style, personalized service to every client.
  • Its team members have broad marketing and publicity experience across every genre and come from diverse backgrounds that contribute to their exceptional performance.
  • Smith Publicity is the oldest and most prolific book marketing specialist in the publishing industry today.

MaintenX International is Ready to Assist Retailers On and Before Black Friday

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

Fortunately, MaintenX technicians will be at the ready on Black Friday to respond to urgent maintenance issues, as well as in the weeks leading up to the event to help form maintenance plans.

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  • Fortunately, MaintenX technicians will be at the ready on Black Friday to respond to urgent maintenance issues, as well as in the weeks leading up to the event to help form maintenance plans.
  • "That's where we come in to make sure commercial facilities are prepared for whatever Black Friday brings them."
  • That's why MaintenX teams will be standing by on Black Friday, ready to perform fast, professional reactive maintenance at a moment's notice.
  • For more than 40 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains, and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

American Health Staffing Group Named in Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Largest Healthcare Staffing Firms for 2020 List

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

EDMOND, Okla., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- American Health Staffing Group ("AHSG"), a diversified provider of temporary healthcare staffing services and a portfolio company of BelHealth Investment Partners, LLC ("BelHealth"), announced today that it was named in the 2020 Staffing Industry Analysts ("SIA") Largest Healthcare Staffing Firms list.

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  • EDMOND, Okla., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- American Health Staffing Group ("AHSG"), a diversified provider of temporary healthcare staffing services and a portfolio company of BelHealth Investment Partners, LLC ("BelHealth"), announced today that it was named in the 2020 Staffing Industry Analysts ("SIA") Largest Healthcare Staffing Firms list.
  • According to the report, 48 staffing firms generated $50 million or more in US healthcare temporary staffing revenue in 2020.
  • The total revenue in the healthcare staffing market exceeded $13.9 billion and the firms in the list account for 77% of the overall market.
  • About American Health Staffing Group:
    AHSG is a national and diversified healthcare staffing platform, serving 2,500+ endpoints across health systems, hospitals, and outpatient clinics in all 50 states.

CEVA's Bluetooth® Low Energy 5.2 Platform is First IP to Receive Bluetooth SIG Qualification

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, today announced that its RivieraWaves Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) 5.2 Platform has achieved Bluetooth SIG Qualification .

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  • ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, today announced that its RivieraWaves Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) 5.2 Platform has achieved Bluetooth SIG Qualification .
  • As the first IP company to receive Bluetooth LE 5.2 qualification, CEVA enables its licensees to reduce their product development risk and so benefit with expedited time-to-market and end-product qualification process.
  • CEVA's RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity.
  • For wireless IoT, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi 4/5/6 (802.11n/ac/ax) and NB-IoT.

Happi Foodi® Launches '35 Days Of Happi' Holiday Campaign

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

NUTLEY, N.J., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The foodie-focused, chef-inspired frozen meal brand Happi Foodi is celebrating the 2020 holiday season with the launch of its " 35 Days of Happi " campaign.

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  • NUTLEY, N.J., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The foodie-focused, chef-inspired frozen meal brand Happi Foodi is celebrating the 2020 holiday season with the launch of its " 35 Days of Happi " campaign.
  • "This year has been like no other, and at Happi Foodi, we wanted to provide our community a fun and unique spin on spreading happiness this holiday season," said Deb Corley, Chief Marketing Officer of Happi Foodi.
  • Orlando residents should also keep an ear out for the launch of Happi Foodi's "35 Days of Happi" radio campaign on XL 106.7, Orlando's No.
  • For more information on Happi Foodi's "35 Days of Happi," please visit www.happifoodi.com starting Friday, November 27.

CytoSorbents to Present at the Piper Sandler 32nd Annual Healthcare Conference

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy leader commercializing its CytoSorb blood purification technology to treat deadly inflammation in critically-ill and cardiac surgery patients around the world, is pleased to announce its participation at the Piper Sandler 32nd Annual Healthcare Conference.

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  • MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy leader commercializing its CytoSorb blood purification technology to treat deadly inflammation in critically-ill and cardiac surgery patients around the world, is pleased to announce its participation at the Piper Sandler 32nd Annual Healthcare Conference.
  • Presentations will be available to registered attendees via the Piper Sandler conference site from November 23 to December 3, 2020.
  • Please contact Piper Sandler to arrange a meeting.
  • CytoSorbents Corporation is a leader in critical care immunotherapy, specializing in blood purification.

Prosper Vignone Joins Siris as Investment Principal

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Siris, a leading private equity firm focused on investing and driving value creation in technology and telecommunications companies, today announced that Prosper Vignone has joined the firm as an Investment Principal.

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  • NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Siris, a leading private equity firm focused on investing and driving value creation in technology and telecommunications companies, today announced that Prosper Vignone has joined the firm as an Investment Principal.
  • Mr. Vignone will join Siris' investment team, helping to evaluate and execute potential investment opportunities and drive Siris' continued growth.
  • Frank Baker, Co-Founder of Siris, commented, "We are excited about Prosper joining Siris, given his deep understanding of mission-critical technologies, along with his wealth of capabilities in executing transactions.
  • "I am excited to be joining Siris as the firm continues to identify attractive investment opportunities in the technology space," said Mr. Vignone.

Mike Butler Joins Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe As An Operating Partner in the Firm's Healthcare Group

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare and technology industries, announced today that Mike Butler has joined the firm as an Operating Partner.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare and technology industries, announced today that Mike Butler has joined the firm as an Operating Partner.
  • Mike Butler has over 30 years of experience across a range of senior executive roles in the healthcare industry.
  • Mike also served as Providence's CFO and COO, with accountability for ambulatory and hospital operations, finance, strategy, technology, digital innovation, clinical institutes, population health and people development.
  • Mike Butler added, "I am energized to partner with WCAS's team of talented, committed professionals and portfolio company leadership teams that share our entrepreneurial spirit.

Leap Therapeutics to Participate at Piper Sandler 32nd Annual Virtual Healthcare Conference

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leap Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:LPTX), a biotechnology company focused on developing targeted and immuno-oncology therapeutics, today announced that Douglas E. Onsi, President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the Piper Sandler 32nd Annual Virtual Healthcare Conference, being held on December 1-3, 2020.

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  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leap Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:LPTX), a biotechnology company focused on developing targeted and immuno-oncology therapeutics, today announced that Douglas E. Onsi, President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the Piper Sandler 32nd Annual Virtual Healthcare Conference, being held on December 1-3, 2020.
  • A pre-recording of the fireside chat is currently available on the Investors page of the company's website at https://investors.leaptx.com/ .
  • Leap Therapeutics (Nasdaq:LPTX) is focused on developing targeted and immuno-oncology therapeutics.
  • For more information about Leap Therapeutics, visit http://www.leaptx.com or our public filings with the SEC that are available via EDGAR at http://www.sec.gov or via https://investors.leaptx.com/ .

Boralex Announces Agreements to acquire Interests in Seven Solar Plants in the United States for CA$283M (US$216.5M)

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

CRE and other investors will retain certain non-controlling interests in the assets resulting in total net installed capacity to Boralex of 118 MWac.

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  • CRE and other investors will retain certain non-controlling interests in the assets resulting in total net installed capacity to Boralex of 118 MWac.
  • "The acquisition of Centaurus' interest in seven solar plants will mark Boralex's entry into the California, Alabama, and Indiana markets.
  • We are extremely pleased with the stable stream of cash flow and strong growth potential this transaction is bringing to Boralex.
  • Boralex develops, builds and operates renewable energy power facilities in Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

GemVax & KAEL reports further positive data from GV1001 Phase II Alzheimer's Disease trial

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

SEOUL, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GemVax & KAEL Co., Ltd. a clinical stage company developing a novel peptide drug based on telomerase modification has released further positive data at the Korean Dementia Association's Fall Conference from a Phase II trial in Alzheimer's disease of lead candidate GV1001.

Key Points: 
  • SEOUL, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GemVax & KAEL Co., Ltd. a clinical stage company developing a novel peptide drug based on telomerase modification has released further positive data at the Korean Dementia Association's Fall Conference from a Phase II trial in Alzheimer's disease of lead candidate GV1001.
  • The newly released data also shows a statistically significant improvement in theNeuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) and an improvement trend in Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study-Activities of Daily living (ADCS-ADL).
  • GemVax's GV1001 Phase II clinical trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of subcutaneous injection of GV1001 0.56 mg or 1.12 mg for six months in patients with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease already receiving donepezil for more than three months, at 12 medical institutions.
  • Professor Koh, agrees, "If efficacy and safety results of GV1001 in the phase III clinical trial are the same as or superior to the Phase II clinical trial, it will be able to establish itself as a game-changer in Alzheimer's disease treatment".

Crocs, Inc. to Present at KeyBanc Virtual Softlines Spotlight Day

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX), a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women, and children,today announced that it will present at the KeyBanc Virtual Softlines Spotlight Day on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET.

Key Points: 
  • BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX), a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women, and children,today announced that it will present at the KeyBanc Virtual Softlines Spotlight Day on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET.
  • Please register for the live broadcast of the Company's presentation onthe Investor Relations section of the Crocs website, investors.crocs.com .
  • A replay of the webcast will remain available on the website after the presentation.
  • The vast majority of shoes within Crocs' collection contains Croslite material, a proprietary, molded footwear technology, delivering extraordinary comfort with each step.

Opportunities in the UK Market for Wearable Sensors - COVID-19 Outbreak has Driven the Need for Wearable Sensors in Telemedicine Sector

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

The UK wearable sensors market is estimated to register a CAGR of about 39.50% during 2020-2025.

Key Points: 
  • The UK wearable sensors market is estimated to register a CAGR of about 39.50% during 2020-2025.
  • The market is also stimulated due to the rising awareness of health and fitness, where wearable sensors play a vital role.
  • 5G and the burgeoning IoT sector will inevitably have a profound effect on the whole wearable sensors market.
  • The recent COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on the wearable sensors market in the region owing to the rising influence of telemedicine.

BrainStorm to present NurOwn® Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results at 31st International Symposium on ALS/MND

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

In addition, Brainstorm will present the clinical experience with NurOwn outpatient administration during the phase 3 clinical trial in the poster session.

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  • In addition, Brainstorm will present the clinical experience with NurOwn outpatient administration during the phase 3 clinical trial in the poster session.
  • "We are encouraged by the results of the phase 3 pivotal trial of NurOwn in ALS and are privileged to make these important scientific presentations to the 31st International Symposium on ALS/MND."
  • We believe that there are important insights from our clinical trial and that NurOwn could potentially benefit ALS patients."
  • The Phase 3 NurOwn trial was a multi-center, placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of NurOwn in 189 ALS patients.

BioLineRx Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) (TASE: BLRX), a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology, today reports its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 and provides a corporate update.

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  • TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) (TASE: BLRX), a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology, today reports its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 and provides a corporate update.
  • We look forward to publishing final results of the study in the first half of next year, as we continue to advance motixafortide toward registration.
  • Net financial expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 amounted to $0.9 million, similar to the comparable period in 2019.
  • BioLineRx does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements unless required by law.

GLUCODOWN® "Enhanced Water" Drink Mixes Successfully Complete Production Trial; New GLUCODOWN® Website Unveiled; YTD Gross Profit Margin Doubles

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

All ingredients comprising GLUCODOWN Drink Mixes were staged and processed utilizing personnel and pilot scale equipment located at the Company's manufacturing partner facility in Fairbault, Minnesota.

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  • All ingredients comprising GLUCODOWN Drink Mixes were staged and processed utilizing personnel and pilot scale equipment located at the Company's manufacturing partner facility in Fairbault, Minnesota.
  • The Company is pleased to advise that GLUCODOWN Diabetic Friendly "Enhanced Water" Drink Mixes are ready for market introduction and a first commercial production run is set for January 2021.
  • The new website features both GLUCODOWN Diabetic Friendly Tea Mixes and Drink Mixes plus future products such as GLUCODOWN Cappuccino and Horchata.
  • Now, the GLUCODOWN brand has achieved another beverage industry first diabetic friendly "enhanced water" drink mixes.

This Holiday Season, Panera Announces the Gift that Keeps on Refilling: Unlimited Premium Coffee

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

Both coffee blends are available, along with Decaf and Hazelnut, as part of the coffee subscription program.

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  • Both coffee blends are available, along with Decaf and Hazelnut, as part of the coffee subscription program.
  • Guests can order coffee nationwide in Panera bakery-cafes, on Panera's e-commerce site , and via the Panera app (delivery restrictions apply).
  • For more information, or to sign up for the unlimited coffee subscription, visit www.panerabread.com/giftcoffee download the Panera app or visit www.PaneraBread.com .
  • For more information on the MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription Gift Program visit: www.panerabread.com/giftcoffee and for complete MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription terms and conditions visit: https://www-beta.panerabread.com/en-us/mypanera/mypanera-coffee-subscrip...
    **Giftee: For a limited time in U.S. participating Panera Bread bakery-cafes, you may receive a MyPanera+ Coffee subscription gift from a Gifter.

NICB Holiday Theft Report: Let's Be Thankful Vehicle Thefts Slow Down On Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

The top five states for holiday vehicle thefts are California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Washington.

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  • The top five states for holiday vehicle thefts are California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Washington.
  • Warning Device the second layer of protection is a visible or audible device which alerts thieves that your vehicle is protected.
  • Immobilizing Device the third layer of protection is a device which prevents thieves from bypassing your ignition and hot-wiring the vehicle.
  • If the vehicle is moved, the system will alert the owner and the vehicle can be tracked via computer.

RESILIENCE Launches to Change the Future of Medicine through Manufacturing Innovation

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

RESILIENCE seeks to address today's challenges while investing in the future of U.S.-led biopharmaceutical innovation.

Key Points: 
  • RESILIENCE seeks to address today's challenges while investing in the future of U.S.-led biopharmaceutical innovation.
  • RESILIENCE will offer customized and scalable processes, short lead times, the highest quality and regulatory capabilities, and world-class manufacturing facilities.
  • "Our aim with RESILIENCE is to improve manufacturing of breakthrough medicines so that they are more accessible to patients and to foster scientific innovation that makes new modalities of medicine possible," said RESILIENCE Co-Founder and CEO Rahul Singhvi, Sc.D.
  • By continuously advancing the science of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and development, RESILIENCE frees partners to focus on the discoveries that improve patients' lives.

Canadian Solar Signs a Total of 862 MWp in Solar PPA with BTG and Auction with Furnas in Brazil

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

For the 12-year PPA with BTG, Canadian Solar will supply solar energy from a 170 MWp cluster of projects located in the State of Minas Gerais.

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  • For the 12-year PPA with BTG, Canadian Solar will supply solar energy from a 170 MWp cluster of projects located in the State of Minas Gerais.
  • Furnas will purchase solar energy from two Canadian Solar projects through a 15-year PPA.
  • Canadian Solar will develop and build both Furnas projects totalling 692 MWp.
  • Dr. Shawn Qu , Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar, commented, "We are pleased to partner with BTG and Furnas to deliver clean solar energy to Brazilian consumers.

Milestone Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

MONTREALandCHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc.(Nasdaq: MIST), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative cardiovascular medicines, today announced thatJoseph Oliveto, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the following investor conferences:

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  • MONTREALandCHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc.(Nasdaq: MIST), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative cardiovascular medicines, today announced thatJoseph Oliveto, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the following investor conferences:
    The Piper Sandler 32nd Virtual Annual Healthcare Conference.
  • The Evercore ISI 3rd Annual HealthCONx Conference on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 4:20 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Milestone Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of etripamil, a Phase 3 clinical-stage program, for the treatment of cardiovascular indications.
  • Milestone Pharmaceuticals operates in Canada and the United States.

WellCare of Florida Earns High Marks in CMS 2021 Star Ratings Report

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --WellCare announced today its Medicare Advantage plans in Florida received a 4-Star Rating out of a possible 5 Stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Star Quality Ratings for rating year 2021.

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  • TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --WellCare announced today its Medicare Advantage plans in Florida received a 4-Star Rating out of a possible 5 Stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Star Quality Ratings for rating year 2021.
  • This marks the fourth year in a row WellCare of Florida has received a 4-Star rating from CMS for its Medicare Advantage plans in the state.
  • "WellCare of Florida's recent Star Ratings demonstrate that our approach to helping our Medicare members achieve better health outcomes is working," said Liz Miller, CEO of Centene's Florida health plans, WellCare of Florida's parent company.
  • CMS publishes its annual Star Ratings to help Medicare beneficiaries make more informed decisions when selecting a health plan.

Health Net Earns High Marks in CMS 2021 Star Ratings Report

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Health Net announced its Medicare Advantage plans in California earned high marks from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the annual Star Quality Ratings for rating year 2021.

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  • WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Health Net announced its Medicare Advantage plans in California earned high marks from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the annual Star Quality Ratings for rating year 2021.
  • Health Net, which serves more than 3 million members in its commercial and government-sponsored plans, received a 4-out-of-5 Star rating for its Medicare Advantage plans in the state.
  • This year marks the third year in a row Health Net has earned a rating of 4 Stars or higher on this prestigious report.
  • CMS publishes its annual Star Ratings to help Medicare beneficiaries make more informed decisions when selecting a health plan.

WellCare of California Earns High Marks in CMS 2021 Star Ratings Report

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

CYPRESS, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, WellCare announced its Medicare Advantage plans in California earned high marks from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the annual Star Quality Ratings for rating year 2021.

Key Points: 
  • CYPRESS, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, WellCare announced its Medicare Advantage plans in California earned high marks from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the annual Star Quality Ratings for rating year 2021.
  • This marks the third year in a row WellCare has earned a rating of 4 Stars or higher in California.
  • CMS publishes its annual Star Ratings to help Medicare beneficiaries make more informed decisions when selecting a health plan.
  • "This year's Star Ratings demonstrate our consistency in bringing quality and value to our members in California," said Karen Johnson, Medicare Officer at WellCare.

Asbury Automotive Group to Unveil Clicklane

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG) ("Asbury" or the "Company"), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., announced today that it will unveil Clicklane a communications technology ecosystem that allows for a true end-to-end online car-buying and selling experience.

Key Points: 
  • DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG) ("Asbury" or the "Company"), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., announced today that it will unveil Clicklane a communications technology ecosystem that allows for a true end-to-end online car-buying and selling experience.
  • The Asbury Automotive Group leadership team will unveil Clicklanea completely online, comprehensive retail tool which offers real-time data-driven trade-in values, VIN-specific F&I products personalized to the vehicle and customer, and offers the only retail platform offering an automotive loan marketplace, which now includes more than 30+ lenders.
  • With Clicklane, Asbury aims to create a seamless and customized experience at all points of the car-buying and selling process.
  • Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.("Asbury"), a Fortune 500 company headquartered inDuluth, GA, is one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. Asbury currently operates 89 dealerships, consisting of 112 franchises, representing 31 domestic and foreign brands of vehicles.

Kirk Herbstreit Taps David Pollack to Kick Off The Allstate Good Hands Challenge

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Allstate and Emmy Award winning ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit are challenging football fans to play flick football for the Allstate Good Hands Challenge and to score scholarship money for Allstate Good Hands net schools.

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  • NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Allstate and Emmy Award winning ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit are challenging football fans to play flick football for the Allstate Good Hands Challenge and to score scholarship money for Allstate Good Hands net schools.
  • The Allstate Good Hands Challenge gives fans the opportunity to challenge each other with their best paper football flicks on Instagram or Twitter.
  • Participating in the Allstate Good Hands Challenge is simple:
    Folda sheet of paper into a small triangle resembling a paper football.
  • Deadline: The Allstate Good Hands Challenge is open through Dec. 13, 2020.

United Introduces Customer COVID-19 Testing from Houston to Latin American and Caribbean Destinations

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

This is particularly important for our customers in Houston, who rely on United to keep them connected with their family and friends in Latin America and the Caribbean," said Toby Enqvist, chief customer officer for United.

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  • This is particularly important for our customers in Houston, who rely on United to keep them connected with their family and friends in Latin America and the Caribbean," said Toby Enqvist, chief customer officer for United.
  • The test will be administered by Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) and processed at their COVID-19 testing laboratory in San Antonio, Texas.
  • United will reach out to customers 14 days ahead of their flights to provide instructions on ordering a test and the testing process.
  • Although a vaccine would be the ultimate solution, United's expansion of its customer testing program is a step in the right direction.

'Tis The Season of Giving - 6 ways you can give back on Facebook this holiday season

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

Today, Facebook is kicking off Season of Giving , a campaign encouraging people to give however they can.

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  • Today, Facebook is kicking off Season of Giving , a campaign encouraging people to give however they can.
  • Here are some ideas and new ways to get involved:
    More than one million nonprofits can fundraise using Facebook's Fundraising tools.
  • This year, Facebook will match up to $7 million in qualifying donations made to US nonprofits beginning at 8AM EST on GivingTuesday.
  • So this Season of Giving join us in celebrating people who are giving to their communities in inspiring ways, and get inspired yourself by visiting Facebook's Community Home Page .

GemVax & KAEL reports further positive data from GV1001 Phase II Alzheimer's Disease trial

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

SEOUL, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GemVax & KAEL Co., Ltd. a clinical stage company developing a novel peptide drug based on telomerase modification has released further positive data at the Korean Dementia Association's Fall Conference from a Phase II trial in Alzheimer's disease of lead candidate GV1001.

Key Points: 
  • SEOUL, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GemVax & KAEL Co., Ltd. a clinical stage company developing a novel peptide drug based on telomerase modification has released further positive data at the Korean Dementia Association's Fall Conference from a Phase II trial in Alzheimer's disease of lead candidate GV1001.
  • The newly released data also shows a statistically significant improvement in theNeuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) and an improvement trend in Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study-Activities of Daily living (ADCS-ADL).
  • GemVax's GV1001 Phase II clinical trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of subcutaneous injection of GV1001 0.56 mg or 1.12 mg for six months in patients with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease already receiving donepezil for more than three months, at 12 medical institutions.
  • Professor Koh, agrees, "If efficacy and safety results of GV1001 in the phase III clinical trial are the same as or superior to the Phase II clinical trial, it will be able to establish itself as a game-changer in Alzheimer's disease treatment".

KFC Canada Testing Compostable Cutlery Made of Bamboo and Sugar Cane

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

VAUGHAN,ON, Nov. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - KFC Canada announced today that select restaurants will begin testing a new fibre-based 'spork' in December.

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  • VAUGHAN,ON, Nov. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - KFC Canada announced today that select restaurants will begin testing a new fibre-based 'spork' in December.
  • Once the piece of cutlery is introduced permanently across Canada, KFC will eliminate 40 million pieces of plastic waste from its operations.
  • This mixture is compostable at room temperature breaking down into biomass, carbon dioxide and water.
  • "Moving to a compostable, fibre-based cutlery is one of many highlights in our journey to eliminate harmful plastics and waste from our business.

Increased supports needed to address gun violence and illegal firearms in Canada

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

Yet illegal guns and shootings are on the rise, as is the annual rate of increase of gun violence, resulting in tragic loss of life and injuries to innocent Canadians.

Key Points: 
  • Yet illegal guns and shootings are on the rise, as is the annual rate of increase of gun violence, resulting in tragic loss of life and injuries to innocent Canadians.
  • "The NPF takes this issue very seriously because, as police officers, we routinely see first-hand how illegal weapons are directly linked to increased gun violence and, sadly, death," said Brian Sauv, President, National Police Federation.
  • The firearms being used the majority of these instances are either already prohibited or restricted in Canada, illustrating the issue of the complexity of illegal firearms usage.
  • Better resourcing and supports for the RCMP will enhance community safety and livability in the communities we serve, large and small, across Canada.

Purolator and Michaels helping Canadians stay connected through creativity this holiday season

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

To celebrate the new partnership, Purolator and Michaels are also making it easier for Canadians to share moments of joy and create personalized packages for loved ones this holiday season.

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  • To celebrate the new partnership, Purolator and Michaels are also making it easier for Canadians to share moments of joy and create personalized packages for loved ones this holiday season.
  • Michaels is challenging Canadians to design and share their own shipping box artwork through a Design-a-Box Sweepstakes .
  • The contest will award the creator of one winning design with a grand prize of $1,000 worth of Michaels supplies, plus free shipping with Purolator (up to $1,200).
  • Purolator and Michaels also launched shipping services at 135 Michaels stores nationwide, including three self-serve Quick Stop Kiosks at select locations.

Shop Local and Shop Small Business This Holiday Season

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2020 /CNW/ -This holiday gift giving season, TD is launching its #GiftLocal campaign, encouraging Canadians to support small businesses and shop local.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2020 /CNW/ -This holiday gift giving season, TD is launching its #GiftLocal campaign, encouraging Canadians to support small businesses and shop local.
  • "Small businesses across Canada are at the heart of our communities and help fuel our economy," says Alec Morley, Senior Vice President Canadian Business Banking, TD Bank Group.
  • "The pandemic has created a challenging operating environment for business owners, but this holiday season, we can all help make a positive difference by shopping in our communities.
  • TDMS encourages small business owners to reach out for assistance in enabling technology and other functions that can help maintain regular business transactions during this difficult time.

BD Announces Streamlined Reporting Capabilities for COVID-19 Data

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:58am

The BD Synapsys solution's new capabilities allow global customers to create general-purpose reports with COVID-19 data from their BD Veritor and/or BD MAX systems.

Key Points: 
  • The BD Synapsys solution's new capabilities allow global customers to create general-purpose reports with COVID-19 data from their BD Veritor and/or BD MAX systems.
  • "BD Synapsys Informatics unifies instrument-read COVID-19 test results from the BD Veritor and BD MAX systems," said Rajeev Sehgal, director of Informatics for BD Integrated Diagnostics Solutions.
  • "The solution's new encrypted reporting capabilities reduce the burden associated with manual reporting.
  • "For COVID-19 testing facilities including labs, hospitals and nursing homes the BD Synapsys Informatics solution'snew reporting capabilities, supported by secure connectivity, simplifies the process of reporting test results to public health authorities."

Getty Images Unveils its 2020 Year in Review

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:57am

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today unveiled its 2020 Year in Review, a powerful and expert curation of the year that was in News, Sport, Entertainment and Archive through both photographs and videos.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today unveiled its 2020 Year in Review, a powerful and expert curation of the year that was in News, Sport, Entertainment and Archive through both photographs and videos.
  • In a year dominated by COVID-19, Getty Images' award-winning photographers, videographers and editors produced impactful stories from thousands of world events, including the Black Lives Matter protests, devastating bushfires, a highly contentious U.S. Presidential Election and a dizzying return to sport.
  • For more information and to view Getty Images 2020 Year in Review, visit our site here .
  • Additionally, all images in the curation are searchable by using the keyword, GettyYearInReview, on gettyimages.com.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. To Participate In The Wells Fargo TMT Summit

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:55am

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE:CCO) announced today that William Eccleshare, CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., Brian Coleman, CFO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. and Scott Wells, CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas are scheduled to participate in a question and answer session at the Wells Fargo TMT Summit on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 10:40 a.m., Eastern Time.

Key Points: 
  • SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE:CCO) announced today that William Eccleshare, CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., Brian Coleman, CFO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. and Scott Wells, CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas are scheduled to participate in a question and answer session at the Wells Fargo TMT Summit on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 10:40 a.m., Eastern Time.
  • A live audio webcast of the question and answer session will be available on Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings' investor website at www.investor.clearchannel.com and will be available for replay on the website for 30 days.
  • Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world's largest outdoor advertising companies with a diverse portfolio of approximately 500,000 print and digital displays in 31 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, reaching millions of people monthly.
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    SOURCE Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Comscore Announces New Agreement with Anzu for Mobile In-Game Audience Measurement of Display and Video

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:45am

Anzu unlocks the diverse, hard-to-reach gaming audiences to brands by seamlessly blending real-world ads into games in a non-intrusive way that respects the gamer experience.

Key Points: 
  • Anzu unlocks the diverse, hard-to-reach gaming audiences to brands by seamlessly blending real-world ads into games in a non-intrusive way that respects the gamer experience.
  • With the partnership between Anzu and Comscore, advertisers will be able to measure their in-game advertising campaigns in real time and evaluate the impact of the campaigns on their brands.
  • Comscore Validated Campaign Essentials (VCE) is a holistic advertising measurement solution that provides real-time insights to improve the performance of advertising campaigns.
  • VCE validates audience delivery and viewability for display and video inventory across desktop and mobile devices.

IGT and Maverick Gaming to Deliver Retail and Mobile Sports Betting with Launch of Play Maverick Sports in Colorado

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:45am

The IGT PlaySports platform, complete with a fully integrated Player Account Management (PAM) solution, will also power Maverick Gaming's "Play Maverick Sports" mobile sports wagering app.

Key Points: 
  • The IGT PlaySports platform, complete with a fully integrated Player Account Management (PAM) solution, will also power Maverick Gaming's "Play Maverick Sports" mobile sports wagering app.
  • Maverick Gaming cannot wait to extend the excitement of sports betting to our players and sports fans throughout Colorado."
  • "By leveraging the IGT PlaySports turnkey solution, Maverick Gaming is positioned to benefit from the entire PlaySports value chain and operate a top-quality, cross-channel sports betting program," saidEnrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President.
  • We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital.

Global Autoimmune Disease Diagnostics Market 2020-2030: Discovering New Biomarkers & Increasing Strategic Developments Gaining Momentum

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:45am

The global autoimmune disease diagnostics market is projected to generate a revenue of $10,012.9 million by 2030, and is predicted to progress at an 8.5% CAGR during the time period 2020-2030.

Key Points: 
  • The global autoimmune disease diagnostics market is projected to generate a revenue of $10,012.9 million by 2030, and is predicted to progress at an 8.5% CAGR during the time period 2020-2030.
  • The market is being driven by the increasing geriatric population, rising incidence of autoimmune diseases, growing initiatives taken by various government and private organizations for raising awareness regarding autoimmune diseases, discovery of biomarkers, and surging strategic developments among major players.
  • On the basis of application, the autoimmune disease diagnostic market is divided into multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematous, scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, sarcoidosis, myasthenia gravis, and others.
  • Geographically, North America is predicted to advance at the fastest pace in the coming years in the autoimmune disease diagnostics market.

Armor Health Invests in Correctional Healthcare's First-Ever Chief Infection Prevention Officer

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:45am

MIAMI, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Armor Health,a leading provider of correctional healthcare services providing quality care to state and local correctional facilities nationwide, has taken the unprecedented step of naming the industry's first Chief Infection Prevention Officer.

Key Points: 
  • MIAMI, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Armor Health,a leading provider of correctional healthcare services providing quality care to state and local correctional facilities nationwide, has taken the unprecedented step of naming the industry's first Chief Infection Prevention Officer.
  • "We are incredibly thrilled that an expert with the reputation and skills of Dr. Palraj has joined the top-tier medical professionals and clinicians that make up the Armor Health team" says Armor's Chief Medical Officer Jimmy Fernandez.
  • "The Chief Infection Prevention Officer role is another example of Armor's fervent commitment to bring true, quality integrated care into the correctional facilities we serve" says Fernandez.
  • Armor Health is a leading provider of correctional healthcare services providing quality care to state and local correctional facilities across the country for more than 16 years.

Get Digital Wellness Certified: The Digital Wellness Institute leads a new sector offering programming to address core competencies of remote work and mental health

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:30am

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Based on a growing global demand for digital wellness training and education, the Digital Wellness Institute has announced that it will be offering a third cohort of its Digital Wellness Certificate program, starting on January 11, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Based on a growing global demand for digital wellness training and education, the Digital Wellness Institute has announced that it will be offering a third cohort of its Digital Wellness Certificate program, starting on January 11, 2020.
  • The first two cohorts of the program sold out attracting organizational leaders, mental health practitioners and educators from multiple regions and nations.
  • The program equips learners with a research-based mindset, methodologies and tools to both embody and teach digital wellness and tech-life balance.
  • The unprecedented transition to remote work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased first hand exposure to excessive technology use and has radically shifted public conversation about work-life balance, technology and mental health.

Interactive Augmented Reality Tours coming to Mississauga through RIC Centre Community Collaboration with ImagineAR™

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:30am

Ready Set Go Design was selected as the technology partner for this project using the ImagineAR augmented reality (AR) platform.

Key Points: 
  • Ready Set Go Design was selected as the technology partner for this project using the ImagineAR augmented reality (AR) platform.
  • In lieu of hosting large group walking tours which were cancelled due to COVID-19, this Community Collaboration Project will help Streetsville BIA offer self-guided, interactive tours for anyone using their smart phone or mobile device.
  • Ready Set Go will create engaging, interactive experiences that combine educational stops at key heritage locations with fun and promotional activations from local businesses.
  • RIC Centre is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator based in Brampton, serving the Peel Region and Southern Ontario.

Amesite to Present at the LD Micro Main Event (XIII)

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:30am

To register for the live broadcast of the virtual event, visit: https://ve.mysequire.com/

Key Points: 
  • To register for the live broadcast of the virtual event, visit: https://ve.mysequire.com/
    "I am honored to have Amesite back after a very successful Zooming with LD presentation last month," said LD Micro President Chris Lahiji.
  • With the upcoming Main Event, they have created a truly innovative way for companies and investors to engage virtually," Sastry said.
  • Back in 2006, LD Micro began with the sole purpose of being an independent resource to the microcap world.
  • The upcoming Main Event will be highlighting a new format that will benefit both executives and the investors tuning in from all over the globe.

UMAX GROUP CORP. - Acquisition of Home Foam Corporation

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:30am

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --UMAX Group Corp.(OTC Markets: UMAX), a Nevada corporation, has completed the acquisition of Home Foam Corporation (Nevada Corporation), a Las Vegas based custom manufacturer of EPS (polystyrene foam) shapes, shutters, coatings and castings for a variety of regional commercial clients and home builders.

Key Points: 
  • LAS VEGAS, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --UMAX Group Corp.(OTC Markets: UMAX), a Nevada corporation, has completed the acquisition of Home Foam Corporation (Nevada Corporation), a Las Vegas based custom manufacturer of EPS (polystyrene foam) shapes, shutters, coatings and castings for a variety of regional commercial clients and home builders.
  • The Company acquired Home Foam Corporation pursuant to an equity exchange agreement executed on Friday, November 20, 2020.
  • replacement value) which includes nine high speed foam cutting machines and 2 box trucks used for customer deliveries.
  • The Company cuts foam for packaging and inserts for shipping companies as well as geo-foam for highway and road development.

Saudi Arabia $75+ Billion Facility Management Market to 2020: Opportunities in Increasing Demand of Outsourcing Facility Management Services

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:30am

The soaring investments being made in infrastructural development projects, the flourishing tourism sector, and the increasing number of construction activities in the country are some of the major factors driving the progress of the Saudi Arabia facility management market.

Key Points: 
  • The soaring investments being made in infrastructural development projects, the flourishing tourism sector, and the increasing number of construction activities in the country are some of the major factors driving the progress of the Saudi Arabia facility management market.
  • Apart from these mega-infrastructural development projects, the thriving tourism sector of the country is also propelling the growth of the Saudi Arabia facility management market.
  • Additionally, the high requirement of contract management, property accounting, procurement management, and renting services in commercial spaces propelled the progress of the category in the market.
  • Depending on type, the Saudi Arabia facility management market is divided into soft services and hard services.

Free Space Optics (FSO) worth $1,977 million and Visible Light Communication (VLC)/Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) Market worth $200.1 billion by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:30am

Increasing manufacturing facilities, advanced infrastructure, and the growing computer-aided design (CAD) industry are the factors driving the FSO market in APAC.

Key Points: 
  • Increasing manufacturing facilities, advanced infrastructure, and the growing computer-aided design (CAD) industry are the factors driving the FSO market in APAC.
  • Also, with the recent developments and increased expenditure on VLC-related R&D activities, the APAC region is expected to be the fastest-growing market for VLC during the forecast period.
  • These players are increasingly undertaking product launches and developments, partnerships, contracts, expansions, and acquisitions, to increase their market shares.
  • Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model GEM".

THOR Industries Announces Date For Its Fiscal First Quarter Of 2021 Earnings Release

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:30am

ELKHART,Ind., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --THOR Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced that the date for its fiscal first quarter earnings release will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, before the market opens.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART,Ind., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --THOR Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced that the date for its fiscal first quarter earnings release will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, before the market opens.
  • Upon the release of THOR's earnings, the Company will concurrently provide a comprehensive question and answer document and a slide presentation on the Company's website.
  • To view prior quarter earnings documents, go to http://ir.thorindustries.com/ .
  • THOR is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the world's largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.