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San Antonio Blanket Giveaway Event this Saturday, December 4, 2021. Starts at 9:00am-while supplies last!

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 12:56am

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocate Health Advisors and HealthTexas Medical Group will be hosting a blanket giveaway event that will be held at HealthTexas Medical Group, San Pedro location at 530 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, 78212.

Key Points: 
  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocate Health Advisors and HealthTexas Medical Group will be hosting a blanket giveaway event that will be held at HealthTexas Medical Group, San Pedro location at 530 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, 78212.
  • This free event is from 9am to 11am or until all blankets are gone.
  • Each recipient will receive a new, unused blanket, one per person, while supplies last!
  • Veteran-owned and operated since 2005, Advocate Health Advisors has faithfully served the community with free, no obligation Medicare health plan guidance and support.

Fairfax Announces Quarterly Dividend on Series C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K And M Preferred Shares and Quarterly Dividend Rate for Series D, F, H and J Preferred Shares

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:02pm

Applicable Canadian withholding tax will be applied to dividends payable to non-residents of Canada.

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  • Applicable Canadian withholding tax will be applied to dividends payable to non-residents of Canada.
  • Fairfax has also determined the quarterly dividend rates in respect of the December 31, 2021 to March 30, 2022 dividend period for its floating rate preferred shares.
  • The rates, together with the dividends per share payable for such period (if and when declared), are set forth below:

Gulf Island Announces Acquisition to Expand Services Business

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:10pm

HOUSTON, Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (Gulf Island or the Company) (NASDAQ: GIFI), a leading steel fabricator and service provider to the industrial and energy sectors, today announced the acquisition of the services and industrial staffing businesses (collectively, DSS) of Dynamic Industries, Inc.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON, Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (Gulf Island or the Company) (NASDAQ: GIFI), a leading steel fabricator and service provider to the industrial and energy sectors, today announced the acquisition of the services and industrial staffing businesses (collectively, DSS) of Dynamic Industries, Inc.
  • Expands the Companys services offerings to include coatings, scaffolding, and specialty services such as torquing and hydrotesting.
  • We are excited to welcome the talented and loyal employees of DSS to the Gulf Island team, continued Heo.
  • An expanded services business also provides a more predictable revenue stream and the reimbursable nature of the services work further improves our overall risk profile.

VBI Vaccines to Present New Overall Survival Data from Phase 2a Study in Recurrent GBM at the World Vaccine & Immunotherapy Congress 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:15pm

We will continue to evaluate VBI-1901 in the INSIGhT trial, with the hope of providing primary GBM patients alternative treatment options.

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  • We will continue to evaluate VBI-1901 in the INSIGhT trial, with the hope of providing primary GBM patients alternative treatment options.
  • Based on the data seen to date in the Phase 1/2a study in recurrent GBM patients, VBI expects to assess VBI-1901 in randomized, controlled clinical studies in both primary and recurrent GBM patients in the next phase of development.
  • VBI Vaccines Inc. (VBI) is a biopharmaceutical company driven by immunology in the pursuit of powerful prevention and treatment of disease.
  • VBI is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with research operations in Ottawa, Canada, and a research and manufacturing site in Rehovot, Israel.

Government of Canada Releases 'What We Heard' Report on Temporary Foreign Worker Accommodations

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:41pm

Temporary foreign workers (TFWs) are entitled to the same workplace conditions and rights as Canadians and their health and safety is a major priority for the Government of Canada.

Key Points: 
  • Temporary foreign workers (TFWs) are entitled to the same workplace conditions and rights as Canadians and their health and safety is a major priority for the Government of Canada.
  • This makes it challenging to ensure that employer-provided housing conditions for temporary foreign workers are consistent across the country.
  • In response to the findings, the Government of Canada will begin developing in 2022, in consultation with provinces, territories and key stakeholders, proposed program changes focused on addressing the most pressing health and safety concerns related to temporary foreign worker accommodations.
  • Approximately 50,000 to 60,000 foreign agricultural workers come to work in Canada each year, which accounts for more than 60% of all foreign workers entering Canada under the TFW Program.

Five Below, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:01pm

PHILADELPHIA, PA, Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE) today announced financial results for the third quarter and for the year to date period ended October 30, 2021.

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  • For the third quarter ended October30, 2021:
    Net sales increased by 27.5% to $607.6 million from $476.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2020; comparable sales increased by 14.8% versus the third quarter of fiscal 2020.
  • Interest expense and other, net was $10.6 million compared to $0.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2020.
  • Diluted income per common share was $0.43 compared to $0.36 in the third quarter of fiscal 2020.
  • A conference call to discuss the financial results for the third quarter and year to date period of fiscal 2021 is scheduled for today, December 1, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

MetLife and Vision Benefits of America Collaborate with Howell Benefit Services, Inc.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:18pm

HBS is pleased to announce MetLife and Vision Benefits of America (VBA) as the first multi-year Trust participants offering group dental and vision benefits, respectively, to employers nationwide with products and plan designs typically found in the enterprise market.

Key Points: 
  • HBS is pleased to announce MetLife and Vision Benefits of America (VBA) as the first multi-year Trust participants offering group dental and vision benefits, respectively, to employers nationwide with products and plan designs typically found in the enterprise market.
  • "We continue to enhance our online presence utilizing our digital technology by adding these two market leading insurance carriers," said Roger Howell, President of HBS.
  • VBA's Vice President, Matt Cuomo stated, "The WEBSURANCE Trust is the perfect vessel for us to showcase our national vision plan benefit portfolio.
  • WEBSURANCE is administered by Howell Benefit Services, Inc. (Howell), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

CVS Health to Invest $9.2 Million in Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:07pm

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced it will invest $9.2 million with WNC & Associates, Inc. to provide 41 units of much-needed affordable housing for families and individuals in Washington, D.C.

Key Points: 
  • WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced it will invest $9.2 million with WNC & Associates, Inc. to provide 41 units of much-needed affordable housing for families and individuals in Washington, D.C.
  • This investment is part of CVS Health's commitment to address racial inequity and social determinants of health in underserved communities.
  • "When people have access to high-quality, affordable housing, it puts them in a better position to take care of their health and manage chronic disease," said David Casey, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health.
  • Other funding partners include District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, Citi Community Capital, and the DC Department of Housing and Community Development's Housing Production Trust Fund.

InsureMyTrip Issues Statement Regarding Omicron Covid-19 Variant

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 7:33pm

While no cases of Omicron variant have been identified in the US as of November 30, 2021 (Source: CDC.gov), cases are spreading globally.

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  • While no cases of Omicron variant have been identified in the US as of November 30, 2021 (Source: CDC.gov), cases are spreading globally.
  • InsureMyTrip.com continues to monitor the potential impact of this newly identified variant and recommends travelers discuss concerns with a licensed travel insurance agent.
  • Most travel insurancepolicies onInsureMyTripoffer coverage for Covid-19 related illness, including variants
    Most travel insurance companieson InsureMyTrip.comoffer coverage for Covid-19 and its variants, like any other covered, unforeseen illness.
  • So, if you contract Covid-19 before a trip and a physician confirms you are unable to travel, you may have coverage to cancel your trip.

75 Years of Help, Hope and Answers

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 6:52pm

Disability is a broad term that covers those that use wheelchairs, but also the preemie with a developmental delay, the child with Down syndrome, the teen with autism that needs help entering the workforce, the adult with cerebral palsy that has aged out of most programming, the veteran struggling to reenter civilian life, and more. These stories and people surround us--they're your coworker's daughter, elderly neighbor, friend's spouse and more depending on ESGH's programming. Disability touches each and every person's life and therefore investing in disability resources uplifts us all.

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  • Originally called the Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center, the non-profit's programing, reach, and expertise have grown substantially since its inception in 1947.
  • Today, over 14,500 babies, children and adults with disabilities, Veterans, service members, and their families rely on the agency's life-changing services and resources annually.
  • In celebration of being the community partner for help, hope and answers in disability services for 75 years, ESGH is highlighting their clients' successes over the years, their hard-working staff, and key community partners.
  • As the need for ESGH's crucial services grows, the agency is calling on its neighbors to donate $75 for 75 years of vital programming.