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Parks Associates: 61% of US Broadband Households Subscribe to Two or More OTT Services

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:24pm

DALLAS, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --New research in Parks Associates' The Next 'Big 3' in OTT finds 61% of US broadband households subscribe to two or more OTT services as of 3Q 2020, up from 48% the previous year.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --New research in Parks Associates' The Next 'Big 3' in OTT finds 61% of US broadband households subscribe to two or more OTT services as of 3Q 2020, up from 48% the previous year.
  • Forty-five percent subscribe to three or more, up from 27%, and 31% subscribe to four or more, up from 14%.
  • November 2019 saw the launch of the two major OTT SVOD services Disney+ and Apple TV+.
  • NBCUniversal's hybrid ad-based/SVOD service Peacock fully launched in mid-July and is a formidable threat to the top tier of OTT services.

Georgia-Pacific's Florida Facility Earns EPA's ENERGY STAR Top Project for Water Use Reduction Project

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:23pm

But the idea is to borrow rather than consume that water, returning the majority back to the natural environment in a safe manner.

Key Points: 
  • But the idea is to borrow rather than consume that water, returning the majority back to the natural environment in a safe manner.
  • The Palatka team has focused on reducing unnecessary water usage, one of the mill's key environmental metrics, and a recent project has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) EnergyStar Top Project for 2020.
  • "Since 2018, we have placed considerable focus on how much water we use daily and how much we can save.
  • The mill's kraft papermaking department team achieved a 40 percent water reduction in a 10-week period through investments in improved equipment and implementing ongoing monitoring of water usage.

Georgia-Pacific's Mississippi Mill Becomes First U.S. Pulp Mill to Earn EPA's ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:23pm

"I'm proud of the great work being done by our employees to advance the facility's efforts to consume fewer resources and for achieving EPA's Energy Star certification."

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  • "I'm proud of the great work being done by our employees to advance the facility's efforts to consume fewer resources and for achieving EPA's Energy Star certification."
  • To earn the EPA's ENERGY STAR certification the facility improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire facility and by investing in improvements that allow it to produce all electricity required to make pulp without purchasing electricity externally under normal operating conditions.
  • "Commercial buildings and industrial plants account for nearly half of the nation's energy," said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch.
  • ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.

Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) Shareable Infographic: 5 Ways the Human-Animal Bond is Improving Lives During the Pandemic

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:20pm

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --In recognition of how pets are helping us during the pandemic and just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has created a new shareable infographic, "5 Ways the Human-Animal Bond is Improving Lives During the Pandemic" .

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  • WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --In recognition of how pets are helping us during the pandemic and just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has created a new shareable infographic, "5 Ways the Human-Animal Bond is Improving Lives During the Pandemic" .
  • The infographic highlights research showing the positive role of pets in providing companionship and relief from stress, anxiety and loneliness.
  • For pet owners, the human-animal bond is high on that list," said HABRI Executive Director Steven Feldman.
  • This infographic is part of an ongoing series to share human-animal bond research.

Champagne Market to Reach $7.4 Bn, Globally, by 2026 at 3.2% CAGR: Allied Market Research

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:20pm

Increase in demand for premium quality luxury products and rise in disposable income due to rapid urbanization fuel the growth of the global champagne market.

Key Points: 
  • Increase in demand for premium quality luxury products and rise in disposable income due to rapid urbanization fuel the growth of the global champagne market.
  • The outbreak of the pandemic brought forth a lot of restrictions and the global champagne market had its reasonable part of hurdles in terms of growth.
  • Based on region, Europe, followed by North America, garnered the highest share in 2019, generating nearly three-fourths of the global champagne market.
  • The Asia-pacific region would register the fastest CAGR of 4.7% by 2026, owing to increase in consumer income in the province.

Champagne Market to Reach $7.4 Bn, Globally, by 2026 at 3.2% CAGR: Allied Market Research

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:20pm

Increase in demand for premium quality luxury products and rise in disposable income due to rapid urbanization fuel the growth of the global champagne market.

Key Points: 
  • Increase in demand for premium quality luxury products and rise in disposable income due to rapid urbanization fuel the growth of the global champagne market.
  • The outbreak of the pandemic brought forth a lot of restrictions and the global champagne market had its reasonable part of hurdles in terms of growth.
  • Based on region, Europe, followed by North America, garnered the highest share in 2019, generating nearly three-fourths of the global champagne market.
  • The Asia-pacific region would register the fastest CAGR of 4.7% by 2026, owing to increase in consumer income in the province.

InComm Healthcare Explores Medicaid Subscribers' Health-Related Habits, Cardholder Experiences

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:19pm

This trend was captured in the survey as 15% of respondents were new users who signed up for Medicaid within the past year.

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  • This trend was captured in the survey as 15% of respondents were new users who signed up for Medicaid within the past year.
  • "It's no surprise that healthy habits and routine services are a top priority for many at this time," said Brian Parlotto, Executive Vice President at InComm Payments.
  • InComm Healthcare currently serves more than 500 health and wellness programs for over 300 health plan partners, reaching over six million OTC Network cardholders.
  • By enabling omnichannel connections to an ever-expanding consumer base in an increasingly digital ecosystem, InComm Payments creates seamless and valuable commerce experiences across the globe.

Halo Labs Announces New CEO

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:17pm

Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Global Sales for Halo labs where he oversaw both sales and customer support.

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  • Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Global Sales for Halo labs where he oversaw both sales and customer support.
  • "Rick has a proven track record and is the right leader for Halo Labs," said Dr. Joe Keegan, Executive Chairman of Halo Labs.
  • "Halo Labs is one of the most innovative companies in our industry and I'm excited about our future," said Rick Gordon.
  • Researchers around the globe depend on Halo Labs for unprecedented insights into aggregates and subvisible particles present in their drug products via optical imaging on membranes.

Frederick Arts Council Announces New Mural at 69 S. Market Street

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:15pm

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Frederick Arts Council announces the commission of a new mural which will appear at 69 S. Market Street in downtown Frederick.

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  • FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Frederick Arts Council announces the commission of a new mural which will appear at 69 S. Market Street in downtown Frederick.
  • "We are delighted to be working with Rafael to bring greater visibility to this important figure from Frederick," said Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the Frederick Arts Council.
  • The Frederick Arts Council invests in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County.
  • FAC is responsible for large-scale programming such as the Frederick Festival of the Arts, Sky Stage, Frederick Arts Plan Initiative, Art in the Park, and Frederick's 's Arts in Education grants.

Schmitt Industries Annual Meeting and Update Video Conference to be Held December 10, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:15pm

PORTLAND,Ore., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) (the "Company" or "Schmitt") reminds its shareholders that Schmitt's 2020 annual meeting (the "Annual Meeting") will be held on December 10, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time, at Schmitt's offices at 2765 N.W.

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  • PORTLAND,Ore., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) (the "Company" or "Schmitt") reminds its shareholders that Schmitt's 2020 annual meeting (the "Annual Meeting") will be held on December 10, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time, at Schmitt's offices at 2765 N.W.
  • Following the Annual Meeting, the Company will host a virtual video conference for all shareholders at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, during which Schmitt management will provide an update regarding Schmitt's business.
  • To attend the virtual video conference, attendees should virtually join the zoom meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89298749486?pwd=bm5odjdLVXdVZS91UW1la3g5WEVtdz09
    The Company will post a transcript of the videoconference on Schmitt's website after the conclusion of the call.
  • Whether or not a shareholder plans to attend the Annual Meeting, Schmitt urges all shareholders to vote and submit their proxy in advance of the Annual Meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting that were previously provided.

Opportunities and Trends in the North American Cannabidiol (CBD) Drinks Market - Market Data, Key Developments, Historic Data from 2018 and Forecasts to 2026

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:15pm

DUBLIN, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "North American CBD Drinks Market Report 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • DUBLIN, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "North American CBD Drinks Market Report 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The ingredient is reported to provide natural therapeutic benefits, including the treatment of pain, anxiety, depression, cancer-related symptoms and seizures, as well as general wellbeing.
  • This report examines the trends shaping the CBD-infused beverages market in the US and Canada to support your business through data-driven insights.
  • The report highlights global opportunities for packaged beverage entrepreneurs looking to develop a first-mover advantage in a challenging and evolving category.

MICT's Insurance Division Signs Contracts Expected to Generate Significant Recurring Monthly Revenues

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:13pm

Scheduled to launch in December 2020, GFHI's insurance division is led by a highly-decorated management team recruited from a number of China's largest insurance companies.

Key Points: 
  • Scheduled to launch in December 2020, GFHI's insurance division is led by a highly-decorated management team recruited from a number of China's largest insurance companies.
  • Such a steep growth trajectory also reflects well in terms of meeting the significantly higher revenue and gross margin targets for years 2 and 3.
  • Online stock trading volumes in China reached nearly $2 trillion in 2019 and are expected to continue to climb significantly in the foreseeable future.
  • The data included herein with respect to the Chinese insurance market was made public by the Swiss Re Institute and Mordor Intelligence.

Thanksgiving --- How a Colorado Band Finds America's First Thanksgiving Vital in 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:11pm

2020 has likewise been a very tough year for Americans, and an award-winning Colorado band, Conversion, has just released a YouTube music video that honors both God and Native American Indians in a very unique way, with their new YouTube video, You Gotta Have Heart (Smooth).

Key Points: 
  • 2020 has likewise been a very tough year for Americans, and an award-winning Colorado band, Conversion, has just released a YouTube music video that honors both God and Native American Indians in a very unique way, with their new YouTube video, You Gotta Have Heart (Smooth).
  • America's Native Americans --- like those of the early Patuxet tribe --- with their distinctive music and images --- also remind us that America survives only through the same friendship and cooperation that was demonstrated at America's first Thanksgiving.
  • Conversion was named the Vox Pop/Fans Choice Winner in the 18th Annual Independent Music Awards, Bluegrass Song Category, in April, 2020 ( www.independentmusicawards.com ) for their original bluegrass instrumental, An American Easter (The Joy of Mary M).
  • Not only that, but their Christmas twin-spin from December, 2019, Christmastime In Caroline, reached #3 in American Holiday Music as measured by New Music Weekly.

Rapiscan® Systems Launches Orion Metor® 900m Walk-through Metal Detector

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:11pm

SALFORDS, England, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapiscan Systems , a leading, global supplier of security checkpoint and inspection technologies, announces the launch of the Orion Metor 900M, Rapiscan's most advanced metal detection system to date.

Key Points: 
  • SALFORDS, England, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapiscan Systems , a leading, global supplier of security checkpoint and inspection technologies, announces the launch of the Orion Metor 900M, Rapiscan's most advanced metal detection system to date.
  • The Metor 900M is Rapiscan's first launch in an upcoming series of new, advanced, metal detection systems.
  • The Metor 900M is weatherproof with IP65 protection, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • To find out more about the Metor 900M and Rapiscan System's full range of scanning and security solutions, visit www.rapiscansystems.com

Lumen announces proposed private offering of Senior Notes

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:10pm

DENVER, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumen Technologies * (NYSE: LUMN) announced that it plans to offer $750 million aggregate principal amount of fixed-rate, unsecured Senior Notes (the "New Notes") in a proposed private offering that will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").

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  • DENVER, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumen Technologies * (NYSE: LUMN) announced that it plans to offer $750 million aggregate principal amount of fixed-rate, unsecured Senior Notes (the "New Notes") in a proposed private offering that will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").
  • This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption with respect to any of Qwest Corporation's outstanding senior notes.
  • Lumen and Lumen Technologies are registered trademarks of Lumen Technologies LLC in the United States.
  • Lumen Technologies LLC is a wholly-owned affiliate of CenturyLink Inc.
    *The Lumen brand was launched on Sept. 14, 2020.

Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) Market to Reach $200.85 Bn, Globally, by 2027 at 33.6% CAGR: AMR

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:10pm

According to the report published, the global graphic processing unit (GPU) market generated $19.75 billion in 2019, and is estimated to reach $200.85 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 33.6% from 2020 to 2027.

Key Points: 
  • According to the report published, the global graphic processing unit (GPU) market generated $19.75 billion in 2019, and is estimated to reach $200.85 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 33.6% from 2020 to 2027.
  • Constant advancements in graphic-based games, rapid growth in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and increase in demand for gaming laptops and computers boost the growth of the global graphic processing unit (GPU) market.
  • Conversely, inability of integrated GPU to enable intensive graphic designing software may impede the market growth.
  • This is attributed to increased demand of durable and less power consuming graphic processing unit for smartphones.

Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) Market to Reach $200.85 Bn, Globally, by 2027 at 33.6% CAGR: AMR

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:10pm

According to the report published, the global graphic processing unit (GPU) market generated $19.75 billion in 2019, and is estimated to reach $200.85 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 33.6% from 2020 to 2027.

Key Points: 
  • According to the report published, the global graphic processing unit (GPU) market generated $19.75 billion in 2019, and is estimated to reach $200.85 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 33.6% from 2020 to 2027.
  • Constant advancements in graphic-based games, rapid growth in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and increase in demand for gaming laptops and computers boost the growth of the global graphic processing unit (GPU) market.
  • Conversely, inability of integrated GPU to enable intensive graphic designing software may impede the market growth.
  • This is attributed to increased demand of durable and less power consuming graphic processing unit for smartphones.

Clear Channel Outdoor, No Kid Hungry Launch National Holiday Campaign to Help Connect Kids to Free Meals

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:08pm

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO) today announced it will partner with No Kid Hungry to launch a nationwide digital billboard campaign to help connect kids to the food they need this holiday season.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO) today announced it will partner with No Kid Hungry to launch a nationwide digital billboard campaign to help connect kids to the food they need this holiday season.
  • Promoting resources from No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, the digital billboard campaign informs communities how they can support children who are hungry and directs those in need to free, healthy meals in their local community.
  • The collaborative effort between CCOA and No Kid Hungry will raise awareness of this hunger crisis and help provide free meals to children by reaching those who can help and donate.
  • To learn how you can support No Kid Hungry's work in feeding hungry children this holiday season, visit nokidhungry.org/give .

Leading Protection for Cloud-based Applications from Trend Micro

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:07pm

DALLAS, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated ( TYO: 4704 ; TSE: 4704 ), the leader in cloud security, today announced the availability of its Trend Micro Cloud One Application Security, a cloud native security solution for modern applications and APIs.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated ( TYO: 4704 ; TSE: 4704 ), the leader in cloud security, today announced the availability of its Trend Micro Cloud One Application Security, a cloud native security solution for modern applications and APIs.
  • To learn more about Trend Micro Cloud One Application Security, please visit: https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/business/products/hybrid-cloud/cloud-on... .
  • "Application Security is an invaluable part of the Cloud One platform, integrating technology to provide superior protection for customers deploying applications wherever it makes the most sense for them," said Wendy Moore, vice president of product marketing for Trend Micro.
  • The critical need for securing cloud applications is highlighted in a recent study from Trend Micro Research.

Socialeads, Inc. raises $1,750,000 in new funding to expand sales team in response to increased demand from domestic and international insurance marketplace

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:07pm

"We are excited to share this part of our journey with our new investors and to see growing support from Wisconsin funds like Rock River Capital," said Larry Hitchcock, co-founder and CEO.

Key Points: 
  • "We are excited to share this part of our journey with our new investors and to see growing support from Wisconsin funds like Rock River Capital," said Larry Hitchcock, co-founder and CEO.
  • "We're also proud to be helping so many advisors grow their businesses and be of service to their clients in this especially challenging time."
  • "It has been great to have a front row seat for the creation and growth of Socialeads from Reverse Pitch winner to scalable business.
  • The Socialeads platform and machine learning algorithms help insurance and financial services companies find opportunities in their field advisors professional and personal social networks.

Rapiscan® Systems Launches Orion Metor® 900m Walk-through Metal Detector

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:07pm

SALFORDS, England, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapiscan Systems , a leading, global supplier of security checkpoint and inspection technologies, announces the launch of the Orion Metor 900M, Rapiscan's most advanced metal detection system to date.

Key Points: 
  • SALFORDS, England, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapiscan Systems , a leading, global supplier of security checkpoint and inspection technologies, announces the launch of the Orion Metor 900M, Rapiscan's most advanced metal detection system to date.
  • The Metor 900M is Rapiscan's first launch in an upcoming series of new, advanced, metal detection systems.
  • The Metor 900M is weatherproof with IP65 protection, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • To find out more about the Metor 900M and Rapiscan System's full range of scanning and security solutions, visit www.rapiscansystems.com

Rayne Guest, R-Water CEO: An Open Letter to The White House Coronavirus Task Force

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:07pm

Contact time is the amount of time a disinfectant must remain thoroughly wet on a surface to be effective.

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  • Contact time is the amount of time a disinfectant must remain thoroughly wet on a surface to be effective.
  • However, the CDC states,"Ideally product users should consider and use products that have a shortened contact time."
  • Its active ingredient is the same compound that white blood cells produce to fight pathogens.
  • I would like the opportunity to meet with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and discuss solutions that address these critical issues.

Lumen and Zoom combine technology and collaboration platforms to deliver an amazing experience

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:06pm

This solution provides an enhanced collaboration experience for businesses around the world, combining the speed and reliability of the Lumen platform with Zoom's world-class collaboration solutions.

Key Points: 
  • This solution provides an enhanced collaboration experience for businesses around the world, combining the speed and reliability of the Lumen platform with Zoom's world-class collaboration solutions.
  • "We're happy to take this partnership a step further by combining our platforms and our strengths to create Zoom delivered by Lumen.
  • Zoom delivered by Lumenwill rollout new service features and enhancements over the coming months, including Zoom Phone and Lumen Cloud Connect for Zoom.
  • Lumen and Lumen Technologies are registered trademarks of Lumen Technologies, LLC in the United States.

Lumen and Zoom combine technology and collaboration platforms to deliver an amazing experience

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:06pm

This solution provides an enhanced collaboration experience for businesses around the world, combining the speed and reliability of the Lumen platform with Zoom's world-class collaboration solutions.

Key Points: 
  • This solution provides an enhanced collaboration experience for businesses around the world, combining the speed and reliability of the Lumen platform with Zoom's world-class collaboration solutions.
  • "We're happy to take this partnership a step further by combining our platforms and our strengths to create Zoom delivered by Lumen.
  • Zoom delivered by Lumenwill rollout new service features and enhancements over the coming months, including Zoom Phone and Lumen Cloud Connect for Zoom.
  • Lumen and Lumen Technologies are registered trademarks of Lumen Technologies, LLC in the United States.

Tony Blair Institute and Oracle Launch Africa Vaccine Management in the Cloud

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:05pm

LONDON and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) and Oracle have brought cloud technology to Africa to manage public health programs.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) and Oracle have brought cloud technology to Africa to manage public health programs.
  • The Oracle Health Management System creates an electronic health record in a cloud database for every person as they are vaccinated.
  • Once the COVID-19 vaccine is available, the Oracle Health Management System will track immunizations and provide recipients with a Digital Quick Response (QR) code.
  • Oracle offerssuitesof integrated applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud.For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com .

Acxiom Selects Cadent as TV Data Activation Partner for Leading Brand Marketer Clients

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:05pm

Through the partnership, Acxiom's thousands of brand customers can activate data within television, using the Acxiom data they've come to know and trust.

Key Points: 
  • Through the partnership, Acxiom's thousands of brand customers can activate data within television, using the Acxiom data they've come to know and trust.
  • Advertisers will now be able to utilize Acxiom data across the TV universe, including indexed linear, addressable TV, CTV and OTT, directly matched to Acxiom data at industry-leading scale and accuracy through Cadent's technology.
  • "It's exciting to see the acceleration of data-driven performance and accuracy in the TV space," continued Conor Burgess, Head of Partner Development, Advanced TV, Acxiom.
  • "We're excited to announce the expansion of our partnership with Acxiom, bringing our data expertise and technology together for the marketplace."

Arizona BioTech Company Successfully Completes Pre-Clinical Testing for Vaccine Alternative to Prevent COVID-19 Infection, Ready for Human Trials

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:05pm

Sotira also collaborated with CDC-approved Coppe Laboratories to successfully complete their virus study in a BSL-3 environment.

Key Points: 
  • Sotira also collaborated with CDC-approved Coppe Laboratories to successfully complete their virus study in a BSL-3 environment.
  • Founded by James Keating, Sotira is a pharmaceutical and therapeutic company dedicated to developing cutting-edge molecular therapy to treat and prevent diseases.
  • The innovative design of KEPTIDE and its microscopic size prevent it from altering the normal function of these critical receptor cells.
  • Driven by science, Sotira is a Phoenix-based pharmaceutical and therapeutic company dedicated to developing cutting-edge molecular therapy to treat and prevent diseases.

Signify Health Acquires PatientBlox to Accelerate Prospective Episode of Care Payment Models, Advance Transition to Value-based Care

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:05pm

The acquisition accelerates Signify's prospective provider payment capabilities for episodes of care, supporting the company's commitment to advance value-based care through novel payment and risk arrangements.

Key Points: 
  • The acquisition accelerates Signify's prospective provider payment capabilities for episodes of care, supporting the company's commitment to advance value-based care through novel payment and risk arrangements.
  • Signify will integrate the PatientBlox technology into its already robust and scalable value-based care platform , which supports $6B in health care spend annually associated with the federal government's bundled payment program, BPCI-A, and episodes of care payment programs by health plans and employers.
  • The proprietary PatientBlox technology is built-for-purpose and highly-secure, enabling functionality that facilitates contract and payment administration under a prospective payment model.
  • An episode of care is a health care event -- a condition or a treatment -- that is marked by a sequence of interactions between a patient and providers.

Tony Blair Institute and Oracle Launch Africa Vaccine Management in the Cloud

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:05pm

LONDON and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) and Oracle have brought cloud technology to Africa to manage public health programs.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) and Oracle have brought cloud technology to Africa to manage public health programs.
  • The Oracle Health Management System creates an electronic health record in a cloud database for every person as they are vaccinated.
  • Once the COVID-19 vaccine is available, the Oracle Health Management System will track immunizations and provide recipients with a Digital Quick Response (QR) code.
  • Oracle offerssuitesof integrated applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud.For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com .

Working Weekends a Reality for Nearly 7 in 10 Remote Professionals, Robert Half Research Shows

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:04pm

More working parents than professionals without children said they typically spend weekends (77% versus 59%) and more than 8 hours a day (55% versus 36%) performing job-related tasks while at home.

Key Points: 
  • More working parents than professionals without children said they typically spend weekends (77% versus 59%) and more than 8 hours a day (55% versus 36%) performing job-related tasks while at home.
  • Men were more likely than women to report attending to business on weekends (77% versus 61%) and putting in 40-plus hour workweeks (53% versus 38%) since transitioning to a remote setup.
  • "While remote work affords employees greater flexibility, it also makes disconnecting extremely difficult," said Paul McDonald, senior executive director of Robert Half.
  • "Many people feel pressure to keep up with rising workloads and are putting in long hours to support the business and customer needs.

Brilliance Financial Technology Launches DPX

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:04pm

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Brilliance Financial Technology (bxfin.com), the world's leading digital pricing and profitability system provider for banks, has announced the release of DPX, an integrated solution that uniquely combines Pricing, Rates & Product, and Profitability Management.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Brilliance Financial Technology (bxfin.com), the world's leading digital pricing and profitability system provider for banks, has announced the release of DPX, an integrated solution that uniquely combines Pricing, Rates & Product, and Profitability Management.
  • DPX gives banks new state-of-the-art capabilities to grow profits in real time:
    Pricing Management: AI/ML technology that helps banks structure and price deals to optimize customer relationship profit.
  • "DPX makes banks more profitable, equipping them with the tools to modernize their processes," says Brilliance President and CEO, Jean-Edouard van Praet.
  • Brilliance Financial Technology is ISO27001 Certified.

Brilliance Financial Technology Launches DPX

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:04pm

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Brilliance Financial Technology (bxfin.com), the world's leading digital pricing and profitability system provider for banks, has announced the release of DPX, an integrated solution that uniquely combines Pricing, Rates & Product, and Profitability Management.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Brilliance Financial Technology (bxfin.com), the world's leading digital pricing and profitability system provider for banks, has announced the release of DPX, an integrated solution that uniquely combines Pricing, Rates & Product, and Profitability Management.
  • DPX gives banks new state-of-the-art capabilities to grow profits in real time:
    Pricing Management: AI/ML technology that helps banks structure and price deals to optimize customer relationship profit.
  • "DPX makes banks more profitable, equipping them with the tools to modernize their processes," says Brilliance President and CEO, Jean-Edouard van Praet.
  • Brilliance Financial Technology is ISO27001 Certified.

New Research: Remote Employees Working Weekends, Logging Long Days

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:04pm

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2020 /CNW/ -A new study by global staffing firm Robert Half shows employees are working around the clock while at home.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2020 /CNW/ -A new study by global staffing firm Robert Half shows employees are working around the clock while at home.
  • More than half (55 per cent) of professionals who transitioned to a remote setup as a result of the pandemic said they work on the weekend.
  • In addition, one-third (34 per cent) of remote employees reported regularly putting in more than eight hours a day.
  • "Heavier workloads have become a reality for many professionals during the pandemic, making it more challenging to disconnect while at home.

SquadLocker Earns 2020 Business Excellence Award from PBN amidst Challenging Year for Sports and Schools

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:03pm

WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SquadLocker , a leading provider of online tools and services for teams and organizations to manage custom apparel and equipment purchasing, accepted a 2020 Business Excellence Award from Providence Business News (PBN) during a virtual award ceremony on Wednesday, November 18.

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  • WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SquadLocker , a leading provider of online tools and services for teams and organizations to manage custom apparel and equipment purchasing, accepted a 2020 Business Excellence Award from Providence Business News (PBN) during a virtual award ceremony on Wednesday, November 18.
  • The event launched with a short video featuring why SquadLocker is the best.
  • Thank you to PBN for recognizing SquadLocker with a Business Excellence Award this year."
  • SquadLocker also saw customers increasingly using their online SquadLocker stores to raise much needed funds for their organizations this year.

Tork PeakServe® Recessed Cabinet Adapter Wins The Innovation Award For The Dispenser Category At ISSA Show North America 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:02pm

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Tork PeakServe Recessed Cabinet Adapter, the latest paper hand towel dispenser innovation from Tork, an Essity brand, was named an Innovation Award Winnerin the Dispenser Category at the ISSA Show North America 2020.

Key Points: 
  • PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Tork PeakServe Recessed Cabinet Adapter, the latest paper hand towel dispenser innovation from Tork, an Essity brand, was named an Innovation Award Winnerin the Dispenser Category at the ISSA Show North America 2020.
  • And unlike expensive and time-consuming renovations, it takes approximately five minutes to install, saving staff time and facilities the cost of expensive renovations.
  • "We are proud to have been voted Innovation Award Winnerin the Dispenser Category at this year's ISSA Show," said Alberto Cajiga, Vice President of Marketing at Essity, Tork Professional Hygiene.
  • To request a free trial of the Tork PeakServe Continuous Hand Towel System for your facility, visit TorkUSA.com/PeakServe .

Consumers Reimagine Thanksgiving Traditions as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:01pm

Of the consumers that plan to shop during the Thanksgiving period, 95% will shop online.

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  • Of the consumers that plan to shop during the Thanksgiving period, 95% will shop online.
  • The number of COVID-19 cases is rising across the country, increasing consumers' anxiety about their health and safety.
  • Virtually all (95%) consumers who plan to shop during the Thanksgiving period will shop online at some point.
  • "As COVID-19 brings added health and financial concerns, both consumers and retailers are reimagining Thanksgiving shopping traditions.

Proceeds from Priority Review Voucher Sale Will Fund Search for Cure for the Rapid Aging Disease Progeria

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:01pm

PEABODY,Mass., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) today announced that it will receive half of the net proceeds of the sale of a Priority Review Voucher (PRV).

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  • PEABODY,Mass., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) today announced that it will receive half of the net proceeds of the sale of a Priority Review Voucher (PRV).
  • Zokinvy is a farnesyltransferase inhibitor (FTI) that has shown survival benefit in children with Progeria.
  • The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) was established in 1999 by the family of Sam Berns, a child with Progeria.
  • PRF is the only non-profit organization solely dedicated to finding treatments and the cure for Progeria and its aging-related conditions, including heart disease.

Defense Metals Corp. Initiates Pre-Pilot Hydrometallurgical Optimization for its Rare Earth Elements Project

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

The recently commissioned fill-in test work will have the following objectives:

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  • The recently commissioned fill-in test work will have the following objectives:
    Increase overall REE extraction into high purity final REE precipitate.
  • The Wicheeda REE project has indicated mineral resources of 4,890,000 tonnes averaging 3.02% LREO (Light Rare Earth Elements) and inferred mineral resources of12,100,000 tonnes averaging 2.90% LREO1.
  • Defense Metals has an option to acquire 100% of the 1,708 hectare Wicheeda Rare Earth Element Property located near Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Sc., MAIG and Kristopher J. Raffle, B.Sc., P.Geo) is available under Defense Metals Corp.'s profile on SEDAR ( www.sedar.com )
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Fosterville South Cash Position Grows to $30.35 Million and Completes Spinout of Leviathan Gold Ltd. to Fosterville South Shareholders

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

With $30.35 million in cash on hand, the Company is in an excellent position to accelerate drilling and other exploration activities on multiple projects.

Key Points: 
  • With $30.35 million in cash on hand, the Company is in an excellent position to accelerate drilling and other exploration activities on multiple projects.
  • Separately, Fosterville South completed the spinout of Leviathan Gold Ltd. ("Leviathan Gold") to the shareholders of Fosterville South by way of plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement").
  • Leviathan Gold recently announced a $7.5 million subscription receipt financing which was significantly oversubscribed due to strong institutional interest.
  • Except as required under applicable securities legislation, Fosterville South does not undertake to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.

Maitri Health Technologies Adds Selection of Certified Masks and Face Shields to its Expanding Global Healthcare Supply Platform

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

The 3D face mask and Win-Shield face shields are the foundation of Maitri's comprehensive suite of on-shore manufactured PPE.

Key Points: 
  • The 3D face mask and Win-Shield face shields are the foundation of Maitri's comprehensive suite of on-shore manufactured PPE.
  • "Our network of on-shore manufacturing provides an innovative, reliable and quality supply of equipment, including masks and face shields.
  • Maitri Health Technologies Corp. (CSE: MTEC) is a global platform for healthcare supply security.
  • Our stable, scalable supply chain is integrated with unique digital technology to deliver a comprehensive healthcare supply platform.

Kevin Hart joins Brüush launching an exciting partnership

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Hart will play an active role within Brush, bringing his talent to campaigns, content and social media - shaking up the all-too-often humorless, ignorable oral care category.

Key Points: 
  • Hart will play an active role within Brush, bringing his talent to campaigns, content and social media - shaking up the all-too-often humorless, ignorable oral care category.
  • On the heels of a Series A raise in September 2020, this strategic partnership between Hart and Bruush represents a powerful lever in rapidly expanding the business heading into 2021.
  • "We believe the brand's stories are best told through smiles and Kevin makes people smile like no other.
  • Brush has all the right ingredients of a modern consumer brand and Kevin Hart will act as the lightning bolt of hilarity to break through with this creative.

HR.com Announces 'Future of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion' Advisory Board for 2021 to Advise HR Research and Beyond

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

JACKSON'S POINT, Ontario, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --HR.com, the largest network of human resources (HR) executives, has announced their Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board for 2021.

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  • JACKSON'S POINT, Ontario, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --HR.com, the largest network of human resources (HR) executives, has announced their Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board for 2021.
  • The varietal advisors will collaborate to positively influence the HR industry's thought leadership and best practices through primary research.
  • In working closely with the HR Research Institute (HRRI) team, the newly-appointed advisory board will advise on the most impactful topics and key areas within diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for conducting research.
  • The research team captures the pulse of the HR community by asking about practices and attitudes on topics at their organizations.

TNT Software Announces Name Change to Fire Mountain Software

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

TNT Software was formed in 1996 as a pioneer in event log management and server monitoring solutions.

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  • TNT Software was formed in 1996 as a pioneer in event log management and server monitoring solutions.
  • The T-N-T portion of the name stands for Taylor and Taylor, however you can imagine that most people's first impression is "things that blow up."
  • However, at the time Windows NT had just hit the scene so the name TNT Software stuck.
  • After several brainstorming sessions we are happy to announce our new name, Fire Mountain Software referencing the great Mt.

FMS Bank Names James Smith as New CEO

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

GREELEY AND FORT MORGAN, Colo., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- FMS Bank, the community bank that invests in what matters most to the communities of Northern Colorado, announced today that James Smith will succeed John Sneed as CEO once he retires on December 31, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • GREELEY AND FORT MORGAN, Colo., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- FMS Bank, the community bank that invests in what matters most to the communities of Northern Colorado, announced today that James Smith will succeed John Sneed as CEO once he retires on December 31, 2020.
  • John Sneed joined FMS Bank (formerly Fort Morgan State Bank) as Executive Vice President in 1997.
  • "Only when the community thrives do we succeed," said John Sneed, CEO, FMS Bank.
  • FMS Bank is a community bank in every sense of the term: homegrown, locally owned and operated, and committed to its fellow neighbors.

Bluemina Expands Visa-Free Travel Assistance to Global Audiences

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Our company's roots began in Montreal as a simple agency to help immigrants abroad find their place in the vast Canadian region.

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  • Our company's roots began in Montreal as a simple agency to help immigrants abroad find their place in the vast Canadian region.
  • Additionally, citizenship in many of these nations come with the benefit of an international passport offering visa-free travel to over a hundred countries all around the globe.
  • Any entrepreneur in good standing in the international community may apply to begin their new life abroad and obtain visa-free travel all over the world.
  • No other international agency offers the unique benefits and close partnerships we've developed, and we're ready to take your entrepreneurship to surprising new heights.

Madison Park Group Joins Forces with Ascentage Group

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Combined, MPG and Ascentage have completed over 40 successful client assignments in the broader industrial technology and software ecosystem.

Key Points: 
  • Combined, MPG and Ascentage have completed over 40 successful client assignments in the broader industrial technology and software ecosystem.
  • Michael Magruder, President of Madison Park Group, commented on the partnership, "Drew and Jeff have stellar track-records that have exceeded very high bars on challenging growth assignments.
  • All Broker Dealer services for transactions involving securities will be performed by Madison Park Group, LLC Member of FINRA and SIPC.
  • Madison Park Group is a strategic M&A and capital raising advisor to the global software economy.

Exam Edge Introduces Online Test Preparation for American Payroll Association (APA) Certification Exams

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

WAGONTOWN, Pa., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Exam Edge, an online test preparation company, is pleased to announce that they are now offering web-based practice exams for the American Payroll Association (APA)'s Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) examinations.

Key Points: 
  • WAGONTOWN, Pa., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Exam Edge, an online test preparation company, is pleased to announce that they are now offering web-based practice exams for the American Payroll Association (APA)'s Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) examinations.
  • "Exam Edge offers the highest quality practice tests for both American Payroll Association exams.
  • Whether you are studying for Fundamental Payroll Certification or Certified Payroll Professional, our test preparation methods will help you ace your exam," says John D. Fekula, President.
  • "Our practice tests cover all the topics, in the correct proportion, to help you pass your real American Payroll Association exam with flying colors.

70 Rainey Wins Gold in 2020 MHN Excellence Awards

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

"We are honored that MHN has awarded 70 Rainey as the nation's best Development and Design: High-Rise," said Carter Sackman, Managing Director of Sackman Enterprises, the developer behind 70 Rainey.

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  • "We are honored that MHN has awarded 70 Rainey as the nation's best Development and Design: High-Rise," said Carter Sackman, Managing Director of Sackman Enterprises, the developer behind 70 Rainey.
  • "This honor belongs to all of the men and women whose vision, passion and commitment created 70 Rainey."
  • The Gottesman Residential sales team at 70 Rainey has consistently reported record-setting sales months, starting in the summer of 2020.
  • To learn more about the units for sale at 70 Rainey, click here: https://70rainey.com/
    About 70 Rainey: 70 Rainey is a signature, mixed-use luxury condominium development located in the heart of the vibrant Rainey Street district in Austin, Texas.

Headshots by The Light Committee Launches Online Booking Service

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Headshots by The Light Committee, an award-winning Los Angeles area headshot studio, has implemented an online booking service directly accessible via the main company website at https://headshots.thelightcommittee.com .

Key Points: 
  • GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Headshots by The Light Committee, an award-winning Los Angeles area headshot studio, has implemented an online booking service directly accessible via the main company website at https://headshots.thelightcommittee.com .
  • The booking system is available from many pages on the studio's website with an easy to find "book now" button or link.
  • Headshots by The Light Committee, 699 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA, 91205, serves greater Los Angeles.
  • Note: The Light Committee is a service mark of a California S Corporation.

Researchers at The Fenway Institute, Brown University Show Association between Negative Media Portrayals of Transgender People and Adverse Mental Health Outcomes

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

It is an important addition to the extensive body of research showing a correlation between negative media depictions of stigmatized groups and poorer mental health outcomes, as few studies focus solely on transgender people.

Key Points: 
  • It is an important addition to the extensive body of research showing a correlation between negative media depictions of stigmatized groups and poorer mental health outcomes, as few studies focus solely on transgender people.
  • The study titled "Negative Transgender-Related Media Messages are Associated with Adverse Mental Health Outcomes in a Multi-State Study of Transgender Adults," was conducted between March and August 2019 when 545 study participants completed a one-time survey assessing demographics, negative transgender-related media messages, violence, and mental health.
  • "Campaigns designed to encourage accurate, non-stigmatizing depictions of transgender people across all media could serve to mitigate the harms of negative media messages to transgender people.
  • In the meantime, clinical interventions can also help transgender people cope with the stress of being exposed to negative transgender-related media."