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Investis Digital Partners with DBSA and Mind to Promote Mental Wellness and Support Physical Health

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:54pm

b'NEW YORKand LONDON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Investis Digital , a leading global digital communications company, announced that it embarked on a global initiative to empower its employees to take charge of their well-being while raising money for two well-known mental health organizations.\nBetween March and April 2021, Investis Digital\'s UK and US offices participated in a 30-day challenge to bring awareness to organizations that promote mental wellness and physical health.

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  • b'NEW YORKand LONDON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Investis Digital , a leading global digital communications company, announced that it embarked on a global initiative to empower its employees to take charge of their well-being while raising money for two well-known mental health organizations.\nBetween March and April 2021, Investis Digital\'s UK and US offices participated in a 30-day challenge to bring awareness to organizations that promote mental wellness and physical health.
  • "\nAdditionally, Investis Digital hosts standing mid-week meditation sessions in partnership with the Mindfulness Studio .
  • These initiatives are aimed at creating a space of wellbeing and promoting a healthy pause in the workday so that employees can reflect and recharge.
  • To learn moreonhowInvestisDigital has been powering digital communications since 2000, please visit: www.InvestisDigital.com .\n'

Red Pocket Mobile Launches Free Unlimited Cell Phone Plan for Families Impacted by Pandemic

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:50pm

b'THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Red Pocket Mobile, an increasingly well-known wireless brand, launched a cell phone plan today that provides free unlimited talk, text and data every month for qualifying households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.\n"For years, mobile phone and internet services have been becoming an essential part of everyday life," said Kaisha Barela, VP of Growth at Red Pocket.

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  • b'THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Red Pocket Mobile, an increasingly well-known wireless brand, launched a cell phone plan today that provides free unlimited talk, text and data every month for qualifying households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.\n"For years, mobile phone and internet services have been becoming an essential part of everyday life," said Kaisha Barela, VP of Growth at Red Pocket.
  • "Even prior to the pandemic, Red Pocket met the needs of those struggling to afford connectivity by offering phone service on any major US cellular network starting at just $5/mo.
  • Those who qualify under the federal guidelines for the free plan - or who choose any other Red Pocket plan, for that manner - can use any cell phone that they already have, or purchase a new one from Red Pocket or any major retailer.\n"With the launch of our free plan supported by the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, Red Pocket is stepping up in a whole new way to meet the needs of Americans impacted by the pandemic," said Joshua Gordon, CEO of Red Pocket Mobile.
  • "\nMillions of American students and families are eligible for Red Pocket\'s free plan under the Emergency Broadband Benefit program.

Elias Sports Bureau Brings Research Expertise to 2021 PGA Championship

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:48pm

b'NEW YORK, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Elias Sports Bureau, the Official Statistician of the PGA of America, will provide statistics research and editorial support for the 2021 PGA Championship, to be played over The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, May 20-23.

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  • b'NEW YORK, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Elias Sports Bureau, the Official Statistician of the PGA of America, will provide statistics research and editorial support for the 2021 PGA Championship, to be played over The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, May 20-23.
  • Elias and the PGA are currently in the second year of a multiple-year agreement that will ensure that \'The World\'s Foremost Statisticians and Historians\' will share its statistical expertise over the next several PGA Championships.\nElias Sports Bureau Brings Research Expertise to 2021 PGA Championship at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.\nAs the Official Statistician of the PGA, Elias Sports Bureau has audited and authenticated all data and records associated with the PGA Championship, back to its original event in 1916.
  • As custodians of the PGA historical records, Elias continues to update and maintain this data, ensuring its accuracy.\nDuring the PGA Championship, Elias Sports Bureau will provide media and research support to the PGA of America, fielding incoming questions to ensure up-to-the-minute response.
  • The team will also proactively identify exciting and compelling stories along with relevant statistics.\n"The PGA Championship is exciting," says Randy Robles, New Partner Development Lead at Elias Sports Bureau.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Awards Grants to Community-Based Organizations for #VaccTogether Month

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:47pm

b'CHICAGO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) today announced the recipients who will receive a portion of $550,000 in total funding to help deliver critical COVID-19 resources to those most impacted by the pandemic.

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  • b'CHICAGO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) today announced the recipients who will receive a portion of $550,000 in total funding to help deliver critical COVID-19 resources to those most impacted by the pandemic.
  • "As we encourage Illinoisans to do their part to bring us all #VaccTogether, we stand ready to partner with these grantees to help expand vaccine education and access.
  • By connecting hard-to-reach populations with resources, we\'re empowering more Illinois residents to protect themselves, protect others and take their health into their own hands.
  • "\nBCBSIL offered this special round of grant funding through its Care Van Immunization Initiative , which reinvests payments from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to enhance community health.\n'

Quebecor Inc. announces election of directors

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:47pm

b"Quebecor, a Canadian leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry.

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  • b"Quebecor, a Canadian leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry.
  • Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.\nQuebecor (TSX: QBR.A, QBR.B) is headquartered in Qubec and employs more than 10,000 people in Canada.\nA family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community.
  • Every year, it actively supports more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment, and entrepreneurship.\n"

Top Car Seat Manufacturer Sued for Wrongful Death of Young Child Due to Claims of Defective Booster Seat

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:45pm

"Unfortunately, many child car seat manufacturers are more interested in over-selling the safety of their products rather than doing adequate testing to make sure that their products are safe for children, which endangers the lives of millions of children.

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  • "Unfortunately, many child car seat manufacturers are more interested in over-selling the safety of their products rather than doing adequate testing to make sure that their products are safe for children, which endangers the lives of millions of children.
  • At the time of the accident, Little was properly secured in a Britax Frontier Clicktight XE car seat.
  • A defect in the car seat resulted in a structural failure during the accident, causing the child to sustain catastrophic injuries.
  • This feature made the car seat a top pick and a good option for families looking to keep children in a harness for longer.

beIN SPORTS and LaLiga agree strategic buy-back deal in US & Canada for final three seasons

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:45pm

b'MIAMI and MADRID, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --beIN MEDIA GROUP ("beIN") and LaLiga have agreed a significant (undisclosed) deal in the US & Canada where LaLiga will buy-back its North America rights for the final seasons of the current deal.

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  • b'MIAMI and MADRID, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --beIN MEDIA GROUP ("beIN") and LaLiga have agreed a significant (undisclosed) deal in the US & Canada where LaLiga will buy-back its North America rights for the final seasons of the current deal.
  • The arrangement is strategically and commercially beneficial to both parties, who are long-term trusted partners in a multitude of markets across the world.
  • This arrangement with LaLiga in the US & Canada reflects that, sacrificing a short-term gain for long-term wins and sustainability in North America.
  • This deal really gives us the platform to be opportunistic, strategic and long-term over the coming cycles.

UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine Achieves Major Accreditation Milestone

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:45pm

"This is yet another recognition of the high standards and outstanding education that students can expect from the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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  • "This is yet another recognition of the high standards and outstanding education that students can expect from the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • "\nThe American Osteopathic Association (AOA) represents more than 151,000 osteopathic doctors and students across the nation.
  • Upon that review, UIWSOM was granted full accreditation.\n"Receiving full accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation is the culmination of years of determination and commitment to the UIWSOM mission and vision by hundreds of wonderful people," says Dr. Robyn Phillips-Madson, dean of UIWSOM.
  • "\nAccording to the AOA, the osteopathic profession, which includes pediatricians, OB-GYNs, internists.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on May 13, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:42pm

As the science and situation evolves, we are committed to providing timely, clear and evidence-informed guidance in order to keep everyone in Canada safe and healthy.

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  • As the science and situation evolves, we are committed to providing timely, clear and evidence-informed guidance in order to keep everyone in Canada safe and healthy.
  • Canada is continuing to monitor and assess reports of rare but serious medical events involving blood clots (thrombosis) with low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia) (TTS) following immunization.
  • Based on available evidence to date, PHAC has estimated the rate of VITT in Canada as 1 in 83,000 doses administered.
  • At the same time, the Public Health Agency of Canada is providing Canadians with regular updates on COVID-19 vaccines administered , vaccination coverage and ongoing monitoring of vaccine safety across the country.

Investis Digital Partners with DBSA and Mind to Promote Mental Wellness and Support Physical Health

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:41pm

b'NEW YORKand LONDON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Investis Digital , a leading global digital communications company, announced that it embarked on a global initiative to empower its employees to take charge of their well-being while raising money for two well-known mental health organizations.\nBetween March and April 2021, Investis Digital\'s UK and US offices participated in a 30-day challenge to bring awareness to organizations that promote mental wellness and physical health.

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  • b'NEW YORKand LONDON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Investis Digital , a leading global digital communications company, announced that it embarked on a global initiative to empower its employees to take charge of their well-being while raising money for two well-known mental health organizations.\nBetween March and April 2021, Investis Digital\'s UK and US offices participated in a 30-day challenge to bring awareness to organizations that promote mental wellness and physical health.
  • "\nAdditionally, Investis Digital hosts standing mid-week meditation sessions in partnership with the Mindfulness Studio .
  • These initiatives are aimed at creating a space of wellbeing and promoting a healthy pause in the workday so that employees can reflect and recharge.
  • To learn moreonhowInvestisDigital has been powering digital communications since 2000, please visit: www.InvestisDigital.com .\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/investis-digital-partners-with-d...\n'

Mount Union Breaks Ground on Expansion for Business, Engineering Facilities

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:40pm

"Their support has created the opportunity for our students to learn and grow in another state-of-the art facility that will provide real-world learning experiences and preparation for career success.

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  • "Their support has created the opportunity for our students to learn and grow in another state-of-the art facility that will provide real-world learning experiences and preparation for career success.
  • "\nThe physical proximity of the business and engineering programs in Oak Hall is part of the strategy to foster connections between the two departments.
  • Several business classrooms and seminar rooms in Oak Hall have also been updated with new equipment and software.
  • The second phase, which broke ground Monday, will provide needed space for a business classroom suite, collaboration area and state-of-the-art engineering design studio-fabrication lab.\nMount Union is working with Hammond Construction of Canton, Ohio to complete the project.\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mount-union-breaks-ground-on-exp...\n'

U.S. Department of Commerce Makes Affirmative Final Determination That Chassis from China Are Dumped at Rates of 188.05%, Wiley reports

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:40pm

b'WASHINGTON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. intermodal container chassis producers have won another key victory in their efforts to obtain relief from unfairly dumped and subsidized imports of intermodal container chassis from China.

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  • b'WASHINGTON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. intermodal container chassis producers have won another key victory in their efforts to obtain relief from unfairly dumped and subsidized imports of intermodal container chassis from China.
  • On May 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce publicly released its final determination that Chinese intermodal container chassis producers were selling chassis in the United States at prices far less than fair value, and Chinese imports were assessed a dumping rate of 188.05%.
  • When combined with the subsidy rate Commerce previously found, the total final duty rate will be 221.37%.
  • Since the filing of the case and the guarantee of meaningful trade relief, U.S. producers report rapidly ramping up production and employment.

Topgolf to Begin Construction on New State-of-the-Art Venue Design to Serve Greater Baltimore Area

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:38pm

b'DALLAS, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Global sports and entertainment leader Topgolf Entertainment Group will introduce its technology-enabled entertainment experience to the greater Baltimore area with a new, state-of-the-art venue.

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  • b'DALLAS, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Global sports and entertainment leader Topgolf Entertainment Group will introduce its technology-enabled entertainment experience to the greater Baltimore area with a new, state-of-the-art venue.
  • This venue, expected to open in 2022, will be the first location to serve the Baltimore community and third serving the state of Maryland, joining Topgolf Germantown and Topgolf National Harbor.
  • "\nThe highly anticipated venue is part of a development with the City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) and Horseshoe Baltimore\'s ownership group.
  • "\nVisit the Topgolf Baltimore location page for the latest updates on progress and anticipated opening date, or follow @Topgolf on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.\n'

BeyondMinds Works With AWS to Make Its AI Platform Available Globally

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:36pm

b'TEL AVIV, Israel, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BeyondMinds , an enterprise AI software provider for delivering fully managed, production-grade AI solutions on top of its turnkey AI platform, is now a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN).

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  • b'TEL AVIV, Israel, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BeyondMinds , an enterprise AI software provider for delivering fully managed, production-grade AI solutions on top of its turnkey AI platform, is now a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN).
  • As an AWS Partner, BeyondMinds can boost its ability to market and implement its software to clients globally.\nThe APN is a global community of tens of thousands of Partners who leverage AWS to build solutions and services for customers.
  • AWS helps Partners build, market, and sell their AWS offerings by providing valuable business, technical, and marketing support.\nBeyondMinds\' engagement with the APN comes as the company aims to dramatically increase its international footprint.
  • We deliver hyper-customized, production-ready AI solutions enabling enterprises to overcome the massive failure rate in AI adoption while delivering rapid ROI.

ALYI Adds Self-Drive Rentals To Electric Motorcycle Rideshare Program Targeting $4 Billion African Market

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:31pm

The motorcycle ride hail market in Africa is estimated at $4 billion .\nNow, in addition to its pilot rideshare service rolling out this summer, ALYI plans to also introduce a self-drive rental program.

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  • The motorcycle ride hail market in Africa is estimated at $4 billion .\nNow, in addition to its pilot rideshare service rolling out this summer, ALYI plans to also introduce a self-drive rental program.
  • To learn more about RevoltTOKEN and how to participate in ALYI's electric vehicle ecosystem through the purchase of Revolt Tokens, visit www.revolttoken.com .\nFor more information and to stay up to date on ALYI's overall latest developments, please visit www.alternetsystemsinc.com .\nDisclaimer/Safe Harbor:This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act.
  • The statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties.
  • In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur.\n"

Per Vices Releases Cyan EC SDR - with 64 DSP channels

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:30pm

b'TORONTO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Per Vices Corporation, an industry leader in COTS Software Defined Radio solutions, announced the release of an upgraded version of their high performance Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform Cyan EC (extended channel) enabling up to 64 DSP channels across 16 physical SMA ports.

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  • b'TORONTO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Per Vices Corporation, an industry leader in COTS Software Defined Radio solutions, announced the release of an upgraded version of their high performance Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform Cyan EC (extended channel) enabling up to 64 DSP channels across 16 physical SMA ports.
  • The additional processing capability provided by this option allows our customers to improve performance and implement more advanced applications using existing computational resources.
  • I believe Cyan EC is the highest channel count software defined radio commercially available."
  • - Victor Wollesen, CEO of Per Vices Corporation.\nThe Cyan EC product option enables engineers and system integrators to realize the benefits of both the highest bandwidth SDR and having more independent channels to ease the complexity associated with processing the high amount of data by breaking it up into separate channels.

JMA's Tucson Deployment Selected For Small Cell Forum Social Impact Award

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:30pm

b'SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --JMA Wireless (JMA), a revolutionary American wireless technology company, was today awarded the Small Cell Forum (SCF) Social Impact award for promoting socio-economic-environmental development through the recently deployed JMA private network in the City of Tucson, Arizona.

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  • b'SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --JMA Wireless (JMA), a revolutionary American wireless technology company, was today awarded the Small Cell Forum (SCF) Social Impact award for promoting socio-economic-environmental development through the recently deployed JMA private network in the City of Tucson, Arizona.
  • That\'s why Tucson partnered with JMA to develop the solution.\n"We are proud that our work in Tucson has been recognized by the Small Cell Forum," said John Mezzalingua, CEO of JMA.
  • "\nJMA leverages a one-of-a-kind solution to maximize the potential of CBRS and create a private wireless network for Tucson.
  • And, the JMA solutions will allow Tucson to upgrade its wireless infrastructure easily and cost-effectively over time.

Samsung's Laptop OLED Certified for Gaming Performance

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:30pm

b'SEOUL, South Korea, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Samsung Display has announced that the world\'s leading certification company SGS* certified its laptop OLED for gaming performance, which is featured in Samsung Electronics\' latest laptop Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360.\nAccording to SGS\'s test results, the new Samsung Display OLED showed the blur length below 1.4mm and the moving picture response time** below 15.4ms, both of which are crucial to enjoying dynamic and fast-paced action games.

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  • b'SEOUL, South Korea, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Samsung Display has announced that the world\'s leading certification company SGS* certified its laptop OLED for gaming performance, which is featured in Samsung Electronics\' latest laptop Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360.\nAccording to SGS\'s test results, the new Samsung Display OLED showed the blur length below 1.4mm and the moving picture response time** below 15.4ms, both of which are crucial to enjoying dynamic and fast-paced action games.
  • An LCD laptop with identical specs showed the maximum 2.1mm blur length and the 26.4ms moving picture response time.
  • "OLED is the very display that could meet consumers\' various needs.
  • The company specializes in high-quality displays for consumer, mobile, IT and industrial usage, including those featuring OLED (organic light emitting diode) and LCD technologies.

The Jim Henson Company And Flavor Unit Entertainment Option Nicole Glover's Newly Released The Conductors for Feature Film

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:30pm

Now that the Civil War is over, Hetty and her husband, Benjy, solve murders and mysteries that the white authorities won\'t touch.\nLisa Henson and Blanca Lista from The Jim Henson Company and Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere from Flavor Unit Entertainment will shepherd the project.

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  • Now that the Civil War is over, Hetty and her husband, Benjy, solve murders and mysteries that the white authorities won\'t touch.\nLisa Henson and Blanca Lista from The Jim Henson Company and Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere from Flavor Unit Entertainment will shepherd the project.
  • United Talent Agency and the Donald Maass Literary Agency represent the author.\n"We are so excited to partner with Lisa, Blanca and the whole Jim Henson Company on bringing Nicole Glover\'s story to life," said Queen Latifah.
  • "Partnering with Flavor Unit Entertainment is an amazing opportunity to strengthen our commitment to telling culturally and ethnically diverse stories.
  • "\nThe Jim Henson Company has remained a leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics, and digital animation.

Worldwide Biodegradable Polymers Industry to 2026 - Drivers, Restraints and Other Forces Impacting the Market

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:30pm

Almost all carbon-based materials are biodegradable if given enough time.\nThis report includes polymers that are fully biodegradable.

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  • Almost all carbon-based materials are biodegradable if given enough time.\nThis report includes polymers that are fully biodegradable.
  • Polymers derived from renewable resources (non-petroleum-based) are not covered unless they are considered biodegradable, since many polymers derived from renewable resources are not biodegradable.
  • A qualitative analysis of protein-based products, biodegradable polymers from soybeans, genetically modified (GM) biodegradable polymers and oxo-biodegradable polymers is also covered in the report.
  • Most of the remaining applications of biodegradable polymers will experience considerable growth rates partly because of the low market numbers.

Trace3 Answers Tech Industry's Rally Cry For Next-Gen Talent Through A Legendary Program

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:30pm

"\nTo address the industry-wide call for talent, Trace3 now offers their Legends program,a talent and mentorship program with one goalto empower people and their IT organizations.

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  • "\nTo address the industry-wide call for talent, Trace3 now offers their Legends program,a talent and mentorship program with one goalto empower people and their IT organizations.
  • The program consists of three phasesdesigned to create and broaden talent across the industry with enhanced cloud and security engineering skills with industry-leading partners like Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, and NetApp.
  • Founded in 2002, Trace3 empowers organizations to embrace the ever-changing IT landscape through elite engineering and dynamic innovation.
  • With deep roots in the data center, Trace3 offers a broad mix of end-to-end technology services and solutions.

New Documentary Explores the History and Contributions of Native American Catholicism

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:28pm

"Our hope is that this film will inspire a greater appreciation of the faithful witness of Native American Catholics.

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  • "Our hope is that this film will inspire a greater appreciation of the faithful witness of Native American Catholics.
  • "\nThe documentary begins in the 16th century, when Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to St. Juan Diego as a mestiza woman.
  • The organization also offers extensive life insurance services to members and their families, resulting in more than $114 billion of life insurance in force.
  • To learn more please visit us at kofc.org.\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-documentary-explores-the-his...\n'

Industry Veteran Bill Keogh Joins The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative™ as Non-Executive Chairman

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:25pm

b'MALVERN, Pa., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative , the risk management and insurance industry\'s largest blockchain consortium, announced today that Bill Keogh will join as Non-Executive Chair.

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  • b'MALVERN, Pa., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative , the risk management and insurance industry\'s largest blockchain consortium, announced today that Bill Keogh will join as Non-Executive Chair.
  • Keogh brings 25 years of experience in insurance analytics, insurtech and insurance advisory services to The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative.
  • Most recently, Mr. Keogh was Chairman and CEO of Advisen, a leading provider of insurtech solutions.
  • As RiskStream\'s blockchain applications hit the market, Mr. Keogh\'s experience will prove invaluable in helping RiskStream members navigate the product adoption process, and quickly transition to value realization post adoption.\n"I am thrilled to join The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative team," said Bill Keogh.

New Study Identifies More People with Vision Loss and Blindness Than Previously Estimated

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:25pm

This study essentially used data from more expensive clinical evaluations to estimate the total amount of vision loss and blindness at the national level.

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  • This study essentially used data from more expensive clinical evaluations to estimate the total amount of vision loss and blindness at the national level.
  • The meta-regression model incorporated self-reported vision loss data to estimate more detailed information about how vision loss and blindness were distributed across the states, and among young children and the oldest old."
  • "\nFor more information on the ""Prevalence of Visual Acuity Loss or Blindness in the US" study, or the VEHSS, visit https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/vehss/ .
  • VHI also seeks to address risk factors like glaucoma, reduce disparities in vision loss and eye disease, and improve health and quality of life for people with vision loss.

New Book Charts Rural America's Pathways To College And Career

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:22pm

b'ESSEX, N.Y., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --More than thirty years ago, college admissions expert Rick Dalton founded the nonprofit CFES Brilliant Pathways to train underserved students to become college- and career-ready.

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  • b'ESSEX, N.Y., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --More than thirty years ago, college admissions expert Rick Dalton founded the nonprofit CFES Brilliant Pathways to train underserved students to become college- and career-ready.
  • Little did he know at the time that a pandemic would blow open an opportunity gap that disproportionately affected low-income students, particularly in rural America.\n"Rick Dalton\'s book lays out the pathway to a brighter future for young people across rural America like never before," said former New York Gov.
  • "Rick Dalton\'s book lays out the pathway to a brighter future for young people across rural America like never before.
  • As online learning provides flexibility and access to advanced courses, rural students are often left behind.

IdentifySensors Biologics Moves New Pathogen Testing Platform To Commercialization Stage

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:19pm

We will continue working with the university\'s scientists on a series of sensors for additional pathogens on this platform.

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  • We will continue working with the university\'s scientists on a series of sensors for additional pathogens on this platform.
  • "\nIdentifySensors Biologics has applied the new technology to a commercial device called Check4, an over-the-counter reusable reader that integrates with a consumer\'s smartphone.
  • Purdue University soon will begin developing new test cartridges for Influenza, Lyme, HIV and MRSA.\nIdentifySensors Biologics has begun raising capital to fund its large-scale production of the platform.
  • The technology has expanded into multiple industries and applications, such as pathogen diagnostics and testing for contamination in the world\'s food supply chain.

Cyber Discovery Expert Available to Discuss the Difficulty of Bringing Systems Back Online After a Ransomware Attack like Colonial

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:18pm

b'WASHINGTON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting back online after a ransomware attack is a painstaking process that takes time, warns cyber discovery expert Michael Sarlo, Chief Innovation Officer and President of Global Investigations at HaystackID.

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  • b'WASHINGTON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting back online after a ransomware attack is a painstaking process that takes time, warns cyber discovery expert Michael Sarlo, Chief Innovation Officer and President of Global Investigations at HaystackID.
  • It involves determining exposure, mitigating risk and ensuring compliance with security and data breach notification requirements, and it is not easy to do that quickly.
  • The company was recently named a worldwide leader in eDiscovery services byIDC MarketScape and a representative vendor in the 2021 Gartner Market Guide for E-Discovery Solutions.
  • For more information about its suite of services, including programs and solutions for unique legal enterprise needs, go to HaystackID.com .\n'

The Worldwide IT Asset Disposition Industry is Expected to Reach $21.2 Billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:15pm

The surging adoption of new technologies and BYOD trend is also expected to considerably boost the IT asset disposition market in the coming years.\nIn terms of market size, the data destruction/ data sanitization service type is expected to dominate the IT asset disposition market during the forecast period .

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  • The surging adoption of new technologies and BYOD trend is also expected to considerably boost the IT asset disposition market in the coming years.\nIn terms of market size, the data destruction/ data sanitization service type is expected to dominate the IT asset disposition market during the forecast period .
  • The IT asset disposition service providers use advanced software/solutions for the complete sanitization of any device with data to ensure the complete destruction of data.
  • The BFSI industry holds highly secure and confidential data such as the personal information and account details of corporates and customers.
  • Increasing awareness about environmental safety and regulatory compliances for asset disposition drive the growth of the IT asset disposition market in Asia Pacific.\n'

BlueVoyant Recognized as a Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards Winner for Top MDR (Managed Detection and Response) Team

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:13pm

b'NEW YORK, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueVoyant , a leading global cyber security company, today announced it has been named a Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards Winner for Top MDR (Managed Detection and Response) Team.

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  • b'NEW YORK, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueVoyant , a leading global cyber security company, today announced it has been named a Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards Winner for Top MDR (Managed Detection and Response) Team.
  • The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation, integration, and customer implementation with Microsoft technology.\nBlueVoyant received the award at the second annual Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards held May 12, 2021.
  • "We are thrilled to be recognized as a winner for the Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner awards.
  • We are delighted to recognize the excellence of these leaders at the second annual Microsoft Security 20/20 awards.

GPI Announces Strategic Hire of Melinda McGrath, P.E. to Manage Southeast Region

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:10pm

has joined Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) tolead the company\'s engineering, design, planning,surveying,and construction management activities in the Southeast.

Key Points: 
  • has joined Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) tolead the company\'s engineering, design, planning,surveying,and construction management activities in the Southeast.
  • She was promoted to the position of Deputy Executive Director/Chief Engineer in August 2008.\nFor more than 50 years, GPI has thrived because of our commitment to doing quality work.
  • We are 1,500 people strong, operating from over fifty offices in twenty-two states.
  • Our diverse team of talented professionals provides clients with a one-stop-shop for engineering services.

COVID Pandemic Accelerates International Consortium of Kidney Patients Seeking Care Innovations

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:09pm

Maria Eugenia Vivado Duran, Presidentof the Argentina-basedAsociacin Solidaria de Insuficientes Renales of Buenos Aires, stated, "ASIRjoins together with AAKP insupport of therights of the kidney patients and to share in efforts to furthermedical innovations that will better prevent and treat kidney diseases and improve the quality of life for kidney patients."Ms.

Key Points: 
  • Maria Eugenia Vivado Duran, Presidentof the Argentina-basedAsociacin Solidaria de Insuficientes Renales of Buenos Aires, stated, "ASIRjoins together with AAKP insupport of therights of the kidney patients and to share in efforts to furthermedical innovations that will better prevent and treat kidney diseases and improve the quality of life for kidney patients."Ms.
  • Vivado Duran, a pediatrician and AAKP Global Ambassador, was diagnosed with kidney disease in 1979 during her second pregnancy.
  • Knight is a former legislative staff member inthe United StatesCongress and liaison to the Congressional Black Caucus.
  • As well as everything concerning the problems of a kidney patient.

Mathnasium Named 2021 Top Low-Cost Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:08pm

b'LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation\'s leading math-only education franchise company, has taken the No.

Key Points: 
  • b'LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation\'s leading math-only education franchise company, has taken the No.
  • Mathnasium is the highest-ranking educational franchise on the Top Low-Cost list, taking a step up from No.
  • Mathnasium now offers instruction both in-center and online.\nMathnasium is North America\'s leading math-only supplemental education franchise.
  • With more than 1,000 learning centers worldwide, Mathnasium has been ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine\'s list of top 500 franchises 15 times since 2004.\n'

Anchor Audio Expands Presence In Canada

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:07pm

b'Anchor Audio appointments Canadian firm, DataVisual Marketing as an official Anchor Audio distributor and representative\nCARLSBAD, Calif., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Anchor Audio leading manufacturer of portable PA systems for education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, has strengthened support of its rapidly growing Canadian presence with the appointment of DataVisual Marketing as distributor and representative.

Key Points: 
  • b'Anchor Audio appointments Canadian firm, DataVisual Marketing as an official Anchor Audio distributor and representative\nCARLSBAD, Calif., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Anchor Audio leading manufacturer of portable PA systems for education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, has strengthened support of its rapidly growing Canadian presence with the appointment of DataVisual Marketing as distributor and representative.
  • The Company will market, sell and support Anchor Audio\'s innovative BigFoot & Beacon All-in-Ones and a comprehensive "Great from Music, Best for Voice" range of AC & AC/DC audio gear with hi-performance integrated wireless gear.\n"Anchor Audio\'s Canadian dealers will greatly benefit from DataVisual.
  • Said Alex Jacobs, Anchor Audio CEO.\n"We are excited to be the Canadian distributor for Anchor Audio," added Lisa Kislich-Lemyre, CEO of DataVisual.
  • For more information visit: www.anchoraudio.com .\nAbout DataVisual:DataVisual Marketing Inc is a Canadian value-added distributor focused on Audio Visual product solutions, presentation and communication solutions.

Lendistry Adds Four Top Executive Trailblazers to Its Leadership Team

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:05pm

b"LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lendistry , a minority-led and technology-enabled small business and commercial real estate lender headquartered in a Los Angeles Opportunity Zone, announced today that its executive team is four members stronger.

Key Points: 
  • b"LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lendistry , a minority-led and technology-enabled small business and commercial real estate lender headquartered in a Los Angeles Opportunity Zone, announced today that its executive team is four members stronger.
  • Lendistry ranks second nationwide in SBA Community Advantage lending, providing responsible financing to small business owners and their underserved communities.
  • Lendistry is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and is headquartered in a Los Angeles Opportunity Zone.
  • Lendistry and its nonprofit partner organization, The Center by Lendistry, are dedicated to providing economic opportunities and progressive growth for underserved urban and rural small business borrowers and their communities.\n"

Nalu Medical Releases Latest Software Upgrade to Expand Nalu Neurostimulation System Capabilities

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:00pm

b'CARLSBAD, Calif., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Nalu Medical, Inc. ("Nalu"), a Carlsbad, California-based company that has successfully miniaturized neurostimulation implants for the treatment of intractable chronic pain via Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS), announced the release of their latest software upgrade that adds new capabilities to their micro neurostimulation system.\nLike a smartphone operating system, the Nalu Neurostimulation System can be upgraded to enable existing patients full access to future innovation and additional capabilities that are authorized by the FDA.

Key Points: 
  • b'CARLSBAD, Calif., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Nalu Medical, Inc. ("Nalu"), a Carlsbad, California-based company that has successfully miniaturized neurostimulation implants for the treatment of intractable chronic pain via Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS), announced the release of their latest software upgrade that adds new capabilities to their micro neurostimulation system.\nLike a smartphone operating system, the Nalu Neurostimulation System can be upgraded to enable existing patients full access to future innovation and additional capabilities that are authorized by the FDA.
  • This software upgrade, known as "Mauna Loa", adds real time current steering capabilities during programming and allows the simultaneous execution of Tonic and Advanced Programming Stimulation therapies.
  • "With this latest upgrade, Nalu has once again demonstrated its commitment to continuous and meaningful innovation to help deliver chronic pain relief therapy options to patients.
  • The Nalu Neurostimulation System for PNS is not intended to treat pain in the craniofacial region.

Health Coaching Company Launches Industry's First Algorithm-Based Nutrition and Coaching App

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:00pm

This scientific approach has historically been available only through their concierge coaching service.\n"We\'re thrilled to announce that we can offer iPhone users the world\'s first algorithm-based nutrition and coaching service," stated Dennis Leis, CEO and co-founder of MetPro.

Key Points: 
  • This scientific approach has historically been available only through their concierge coaching service.\n"We\'re thrilled to announce that we can offer iPhone users the world\'s first algorithm-based nutrition and coaching service," stated Dennis Leis, CEO and co-founder of MetPro.
  • "With the iPhone app, now tens of thousands of users can begin a transformation that so many of our clients have experienced.
  • To get started with MetPro for the iPhone, visit https://metpro.co/basic\nAbout MetPro: MetPro brings to light a new way of thinking about health and fitness.
  • Their clients have consistently achieved exceptional results regardless of their demanding schedules, significant injuries, and stubborn or difficult metabolisms.\n'

AAFD Announces Strategic Co-Branded Partnership with RingCentral

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:00pm

b'PALM DESERT, Calif., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), a national trade association advocating for franchisees and independent dealers, today announced a new co-branded strategic partnership with RingCentral, a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, video meetings, collaboration, and contact center solutions.

Key Points: 
  • b'PALM DESERT, Calif., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), a national trade association advocating for franchisees and independent dealers, today announced a new co-branded strategic partnership with RingCentral, a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, video meetings, collaboration, and contact center solutions.
  • As part of the partnership, AAFD and RingCentral will offer RingCentral for AAFD Members, a cloud communications solution that delivers team messaging, video meetings and a cloud phone system, as an exclusive and discounted package for AAFD members, enabling them to work from anywhere.\n"We are excited to welcome RingCentral as AAFD\'s newest Branded Partner, in providing RingCentral for AAFD Members.
  • This new program will enable AAFD member franchisees, and their customers, to tap into the full suite of RingCentral\'s cloud communications solutions and empower them to work from anywhere on any device.
  • In a time where communication is more important than ever, we are thrilled to promote a partnership that will help drive collaboration," said Robert Purvin, AAFD chief executive officer and chairman.\nRingCentral for AAFD Members offers exclusive cost-effective pricing on RingCentral\'s cloud communications solutions.

Mobile Ordering Company wi-Q Appoints Patience Tucker as its First Female CEO

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:00pm

b'LONDON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- wi-Q Technologies has announced that Patience Tucker will lead its growth plans as the company\'s first female Chief Executive Officer.

Key Points: 
  • b'LONDON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- wi-Q Technologies has announced that Patience Tucker will lead its growth plans as the company\'s first female Chief Executive Officer.
  • As wi-Q continues a significant growth phase in response to the global demand for digital guest engagement technology, the company also plans to launch two new mobile ordering solutions to market this summer.\nFounded in 2014 in the UK, wi-Q was the first technology company to develop cloud-based mobile ordering capability as a SaaS model.
  • The most innovative hospitality brands are already working with us on bringing Big Data, AI and Open Banking into their wi-Q solution to maximise guest experience and revenue opportunities.
  • "\nwi-Q will launch two new hosptech innovations to its mobile ordering suite in June 2021.\n'

Jumpstart Selects Simon & Schuster's Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon for Annual Literacy Campaign, Read for the Record®

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:00pm

b'BOSTON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Jumpstart, a national early education organization, announced its collaboration with Simon & Schuster Children\'s Publishing for this year\'s 16th annual Read for the Record campaign.

Key Points: 
  • b'BOSTON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Jumpstart, a national early education organization, announced its collaboration with Simon & Schuster Children\'s Publishing for this year\'s 16th annual Read for the Record campaign.
  • For the third year, The TJX Companies, Inc. a longtime Jumpstart contributorwill serve as the campaign\'s exclusive presenting sponsor.
  • "At Jumpstart, we view books as windows to different experiences and as mirrors in which children can really see themselves.
  • "\nThis year\'s book selection, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, is Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon, written by Kat Zhang and illustrated by Charlene Chua.

HelpSystems Acquires Agari to Grow Data Security Portfolio

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:00pm

In light of today\'s complex security environment and increased cybercrime, this is a key capability for organizations in all industries, which is why HelpSystems continues to focus on enhancing its data security suite via adjacent acquisitions.\nDespite the growth in cyberattacks through other vectors, email remains the most common channel for costly data breaches and cybercrime.

Key Points: 
  • In light of today\'s complex security environment and increased cybercrime, this is a key capability for organizations in all industries, which is why HelpSystems continues to focus on enhancing its data security suite via adjacent acquisitions.\nDespite the growth in cyberattacks through other vectors, email remains the most common channel for costly data breaches and cybercrime.
  • "We\'re thrilled to welcome Agari and their email phishing defense prowess to the HelpSystems family.
  • Agari will be a notable asset to HelpSystems as we work together to give global customers new tools for securing their valuable data and achieving peace of mind.
  • "\n"We have found the perfect home in HelpSystems, with its dedication to supporting organizations in their efforts to achieve a holistic approach to email and data security," said Patrick Peterson, Founder and CEO, Agari.

Tupperware Brands Corporation Participating in Citi's 2021 Day of Direct Selling

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:00pm

b'ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Sandra Harris, will be speaking at the Citi\'s 2021 Day of Direct Selling on May 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET.\nTupperware Brands Corporation ("Tupperware" or the "Company") is a leading global consumer products company that designs innovative, functional, and environmentally responsible products.

Key Points: 
  • b'ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Sandra Harris, will be speaking at the Citi\'s 2021 Day of Direct Selling on May 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET.\nTupperware Brands Corporation ("Tupperware" or the "Company") is a leading global consumer products company that designs innovative, functional, and environmentally responsible products.
  • Founded in 1946, the Company\'s signature container created the modern food storage category that revolutionized the way the world stores, serves, and prepares food.
  • Today, this iconic brand has more than 8,500 functional design and utility patents for solution-oriented kitchen and home products.
  • The Company primarily uses a direct selling business model to distribute and market products, while continuing to expand digital platforms and business-to-business distribution channels.

RTA Continues Expansion To Eastland, Texas

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:00pm

b'HOUSTON and EASTLAND, Texas, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rural Telecommunications of America, Inc. (RTA) announced today it had completed its acquisition of TXOL INTERNET, a rural Wireless Internet Service Provider based in Eastland, Texas.\nRTA CONTINUES EXPANSION TO EASTLAND, TEXAS\nFor more than 20 years TXOL has provided internet services to residential, business, schools and government subscribers in Eastland and surrounding areas like Cisco, Ranger and Morton Valley.\nWith this acquisition, RTA continues to grow the RTA family across rural America.

Key Points: 
  • b'HOUSTON and EASTLAND, Texas, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rural Telecommunications of America, Inc. (RTA) announced today it had completed its acquisition of TXOL INTERNET, a rural Wireless Internet Service Provider based in Eastland, Texas.\nRTA CONTINUES EXPANSION TO EASTLAND, TEXAS\nFor more than 20 years TXOL has provided internet services to residential, business, schools and government subscribers in Eastland and surrounding areas like Cisco, Ranger and Morton Valley.\nWith this acquisition, RTA continues to grow the RTA family across rural America.
  • RTA\'s vision and resources will bring the connectivity to this area now and in the future.
  • I am grateful to be part of the City of Eastland\'s and RTA\'s journey to become a connected city.
  • "\nAbout Rural Telecommunications of America, Inc. (RTA)\nRTA\'s gigFAST NETWORK provides affordable internet connectivity to rural America; enabling residents to connect online for their entertainment, e-learning, telemedicine and telework.

Marvel 'Shang Chi' Super Hero Simu Liu And 'Home Economics' Actress Karla Souza Join The Creators Of got milk? To Help Provide Up To 1 Million Meals To Kids Facing Hunger Via #StayStrongTogether Challenge

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:01pm

"The financial fallout from COVID-19 has pushed child hunger to record levels - 27% of children under 18 are food insecure.

Key Points: 
  • "The financial fallout from COVID-19 has pushed child hunger to record levels - 27% of children under 18 are food insecure.
  • Whatever your strength, there\'s a way you can share it to help kids and create child hunger solutions.
  • No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive.
  • No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.\n'

New Economic Analysis Shows PEO Employment Growth Is 16 Times Higher Than The Rest Of The US Economy Since 2013

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:57pm

Their other research has shown higher revenue growth, increased profitability, and higher employee satisfaction for companies that use a PEO.\nThe new report also provides new definitive measures of the current size, scope, and footprint of the PEO industry, using an updated methodology.

Key Points: 
  • Their other research has shown higher revenue growth, increased profitability, and higher employee satisfaction for companies that use a PEO.\nThe new report also provides new definitive measures of the current size, scope, and footprint of the PEO industry, using an updated methodology.
  • Data through the end of 2020 shows:\nThere are 487 PEOs in the United States.\nAnnual wages in the PEO industry are $216 billion.\n173,000 businesses partner with a PEO.\n"The numbers in this study reinforce the dynamism and growth in PEO industry.
  • By providing these services, PEOs help businesses improve productivity, increase profitability, and focus on their core mission.
  • For more information, please visit www.napeo.org .\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-economic-analysis-shows-peo-...\n'

CSTE Applauds Biden Administration's $7 Billion Investment to Strengthen Public Health Workforce

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:56pm

b'ATLANTA, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) has issued the following statement regarding today\'s announcement that the Biden-Harris Administration will invest $7 billion from the American Rescue Plan to hire and train public health workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:\n"CSTE applauds the Biden administration\'s commitment of $7 billion from the American Rescue Plan to grow and strengthen our nation\'s public health workforce.

Key Points: 
  • b'ATLANTA, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) has issued the following statement regarding today\'s announcement that the Biden-Harris Administration will invest $7 billion from the American Rescue Plan to hire and train public health workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:\n"CSTE applauds the Biden administration\'s commitment of $7 billion from the American Rescue Plan to grow and strengthen our nation\'s public health workforce.
  • Specifically, we are encouraged to see the inclusion of epidemiologists and data scientists in the public health professionals highlighted in the plan.
  • Effective disease surveillance and good data are the backbone of any public health emergency response, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the flaws and prior lack of investment in our nation\'s public health infrastructure and workforce.
  • CSTE looks forward to further collaboration with Congress and the Biden administration to grow and build the next-generation public health workforce.

PURA and ALKM Target $52 Billion Industrial Sugar Market With CBD Infused Liquid Sugar

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:55pm

b"DALLAS, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Puration, Inc. (USOTC: PURA) and Alkame Holdings Inc. (USOTC: ALKM) have finalized a formula for a new CBD infused liquid sugar.

Key Points: 
  • b"DALLAS, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Puration, Inc. (USOTC: PURA) and Alkame Holdings Inc. (USOTC: ALKM) have finalized a formula for a new CBD infused liquid sugar.
  • The two companies are coordinating production plans and expect to begin production soon.\nThe global industrial sugar market is expected to reach $52 Billion by 2022.\nIn December 2020, PURA and ALKM announced plans to produce and test market a CBD infused liquid sugar, a CBD infused pet food supplement and a CBD sexual wellness flavored lubricant.\nALKM currently bottles PURA's EVERx CBD Sports Water.
  • As part of a growing partnership, PURA has recently acquired a five percent stake in ALKM .
  • In conjunction with that growing partnership, ALKM and PURA plan to pilot the production of multiple new CBD infused consumer products.\nPURA owns a license to a U.S. Patented cannabis extraction process backed by extensive university medical research.

Top Independent Children's Book Publisher Albert Whitman & Company Launches Albert Whitman Media

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:54pm

b'CHICAGO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --101-year-old independent children\'s publisher Albert Whitman & Company venturesinto original production with the establishment of Albert Whitman Media and naming of media executive Attila Gazdag as president.\nThe publishing home of the popular children\'s book series The Boxcar Children since 1942, today Albert Whitman & Company (AW) ranks among the most prolific publishers of family literature and is a leading resource for the education market with its diverse children\'s titles appearing in schools and libraries across the country.

Key Points: 
  • b'CHICAGO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --101-year-old independent children\'s publisher Albert Whitman & Company venturesinto original production with the establishment of Albert Whitman Media and naming of media executive Attila Gazdag as president.\nThe publishing home of the popular children\'s book series The Boxcar Children since 1942, today Albert Whitman & Company (AW) ranks among the most prolific publishers of family literature and is a leading resource for the education market with its diverse children\'s titles appearing in schools and libraries across the country.
  • Boasting an impressive roster of renowned authors and illustrators and catalog of more than 1,000 books in print, Albert Whitman & Company stories are sold through leading chain and independent booksellers worldwide.\nUnder Gazdag\'s leadership, Albert Whitman Media will develop and produce original media content based on the parent publishing company\'s popular titles for distribution across all media platforms.
  • "\nAbout Albert Whitman & Company:\nHeadquartered in Chicago, Albert Whitman & Company (AW) is an independent children\'s book publisher that strives to create stories that educate and empower children to become global citizens.Since its founding in 1919, Albert Whitman & Company has had one simple goal: to publish high quality books that children want to read.
  • In addition, Albert Whitman Media develops and operates digital interactive services aimed at enhancing children\'s literacy levels, as well as teaching English as a second language worldwide.\n'

Clark Atlanta University's Executive Leadership Institute Set to Receive $1 Million Gift in Support of Initiative Aimed to Produce and Develop the Next Generation of HBCU Leaders

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:51pm

The grant recipients are led by, or work in support of, communities of color and focus on cultivating leaders, tackling outcome disparities, shaping policies, and advancing institutional change.

Key Points: 
  • The grant recipients are led by, or work in support of, communities of color and focus on cultivating leaders, tackling outcome disparities, shaping policies, and advancing institutional change.
  • These grants are part of a five-year, $500 million investment CZI announced in December 2020 .\n"The Executive Leadership Institute at Clark Atlanta University is at the forefront of addressing issues of diversity and inclusion.
  • "The funds will be used to implement the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute at Clark Atlanta University, which is uniquely designed to provide competencies, skills, and dispositions that aspiring Presidents and executive level administrators need to be successful.
  • "\nBy the end of this year, CZI will award $30 million in grants to organizations working to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

Nine Trump Hotels Properties Earn 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice and Best of the Best Awards

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:42pm

2 out of the Top 25 Hotels in the United States, and was also recognized as the Travelers\' Choice: No.

Key Points: 
  • 2 out of the Top 25 Hotels in the United States, and was also recognized as the Travelers\' Choice: No.
  • 1 hotel in Washington, D.C. Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago also came in as the Travelers\' Choice: No.
  • 1 hotel in Chicago.\nTrump International Hotel Waikiki and Trump National Doral Miami both earned the Travelers\' Choice: No.
  • 2 hotel position in their respective regions, while Trump International Hotel Las Vegas and Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery each achieved the Travelers\' Choice: No.

FURA Gems to Transform the Precious Colored Gemstone Market

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:36pm

b'AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- FURA Gems today announced the launch of the FURA Marketing Council (FMC), a groundbreaking effort to increase the size of the gemstone market.\nFURA Gems announce launch of FURA Marketing Council, a groundbreaking effort to increase size of the gemstone market.\nThe FMC connects the precious colored gemstone supply chain and harnesses the power of a major mining company with cutters, dealers, jewelry manufacturers and retailers to promote responsibly mined gems.\n"The entire jewelry wholesale and retail industry has a billion-dollar opportunity right in front of them and they need help to tap it," explains Dev Shetty, FURA CEO.\nFURA mines exquisite emeralds from an ancient mine hidden in the lush green mountains of Colombia, stunning sapphires sourced from Australia\'s rugged Outback, and richly-colored rubies unearthed in Mozambique\'s northern highlands.\nFURA is proud to be a responsible supplier, the industry leader in benefiting both its employees and the communities where its mines are located.

Key Points: 
  • b'AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- FURA Gems today announced the launch of the FURA Marketing Council (FMC), a groundbreaking effort to increase the size of the gemstone market.\nFURA Gems announce launch of FURA Marketing Council, a groundbreaking effort to increase size of the gemstone market.\nThe FMC connects the precious colored gemstone supply chain and harnesses the power of a major mining company with cutters, dealers, jewelry manufacturers and retailers to promote responsibly mined gems.\n"The entire jewelry wholesale and retail industry has a billion-dollar opportunity right in front of them and they need help to tap it," explains Dev Shetty, FURA CEO.\nFURA mines exquisite emeralds from an ancient mine hidden in the lush green mountains of Colombia, stunning sapphires sourced from Australia\'s rugged Outback, and richly-colored rubies unearthed in Mozambique\'s northern highlands.\nFURA is proud to be a responsible supplier, the industry leader in benefiting both its employees and the communities where its mines are located.
  • FURA not only protects the environment surrounding its mines with enlightened water management and waste recycling, the company also reforests and reclaims the land after mining.\nDev Shetty added: "We\'re creating the future of gemstones, opening the closed world of precious gems for the first time.
  • We are funding trade support to the tune of over $2 million in just the first year launch of the FMC.\nFMC members will be leading precious colored gemstone companies around the world: the best gem cutters and dealers, the most talented jewelry manufacturers and designers, and the most inspiring retail destinations.\nMembership support includes advertising funds, expansive sales training, and layers of promotional assets for all levels of the industry.
  • Also included in the membership is consulting support from the FMC managing group, MVI Marketing , who brought the trade the Indo Argyle Diamond Council and consumer brand Champagne Diamonds.\n"It is an unusual step for a colored gemstone mining company to support their rough all the way to retail but helping the market grow in a healthy and sustainable manner has always been our goal," stated Rupak Sen, Chief Marketing Officer.\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fura-gems-to-transform-the-preci...\n'