Public policy

CWCI Releases New On-Line COVID-19 Claims Analysis Application

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 1:13am

The California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI) has released an online application to support interactive analyses and comparisons of COVID-19 and Non-COVID-19 claims.

Key Points: 
  • The California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI) has released an online application to support interactive analyses and comparisons of COVID-19 and Non-COVID-19 claims.
  • The application is available to the general public by clicking here .
  • The application offers four areas of analysis that will let the user explore and analyze:
    COVID-19 claim counts by month with the ability to segment and filter results by industry, region, injured worker demographics and injury characteristics
    Denial rates for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 claims by month.
  • CWCI plans on regular refreshes of the application to keep it current as well as expanding the features and functions as additional data on claim type and average and system-wide costs become available.

UNFI Announces Long-Term Labor Agreement with Teamsters Local 414 in Fort Wayne

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 5:15pm

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) (UNFI or the Company), North America's premier and largest food wholesaler delivering the widest variety of products to a diverse and expansive customer base, today issued the following statement regarding the long-term labor agreement that it has reached with Teamsters Local 414 (Local 414) in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Key Points: 
  • United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) (UNFI or the Company), North America's premier and largest food wholesaler delivering the widest variety of products to a diverse and expansive customer base, today issued the following statement regarding the long-term labor agreement that it has reached with Teamsters Local 414 (Local 414) in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Jill Sutton, UNFIs Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, commented:
    Were very pleased that Teamsters Local 414 has ratified a new long-term labor agreement for our distribution center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • UNFIs four-year contract with Local 414 maintains competitive benefit and wage terms in line with other facilities in the Midwest.
  • We believe this resolution is a positive development for UNFI, our valued associates in Fort Wayne and our customers.

Homeland Security & Defense Business Council Names Rafael Borras as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 5:01pm

The Homeland Security and Defense Business Council (HSDBC), the private sectors leading voice in homeland security, today announced the appointment of Rafael Borras as its new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Key Points: 
  • The Homeland Security and Defense Business Council (HSDBC), the private sectors leading voice in homeland security, today announced the appointment of Rafael Borras as its new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
  • Borras joins HSDBC from A.T. Kearney, where he most recently served as a senior executive and expert in domestic security for the global management consulting firm.
  • Borras said, "I am honored to join the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council, a member organization with a long history of service to the homeland security industry and the government agencies that protect our homeland.
  • The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council is a not-for-profit, non-partisan corporate membership organization comprised of the leading large, mid-tier, and small companies that support the Homeland Security Enterprise with technology, product, and service solutions.

Mayor Publicly Recognizes TransPerfect for Providing Pro Bono Translations to Assist New York City in Communicating With Culturally Diverse Citizens

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 3:35pm

Mayor de Blasio and team understood the critical need for accessible communications to ensure safety as well as access to aid programs and municipal services.

Key Points: 
  • Mayor de Blasio and team understood the critical need for accessible communications to ensure safety as well as access to aid programs and municipal services.
  • The city accepted TransPerfects offer to provide translation services free of charge for these official communications.
  • TransPerfect President and CEO Phil Shawe remarked, TransPerfect was founded in New York City, and it has been home to our global headquarters ever since.
  • From offices in over 100 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide.

The New USAFacts Coronavirus Impact and Recovery Hub Gives Americans a Free and Easy Way to Get Real-Time Facts They Can Count On

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

USAFacts has done the heavy lifting to collect and normalize data on key indicators and put it all in one spot.

Key Points: 
  • USAFacts has done the heavy lifting to collect and normalize data on key indicators and put it all in one spot.
  • Now Americans can easily explore the facts and assess for themselves how our nation is doing.
  • Centralized, Real-Time and Mobile: The design of USAFacts Coronavirus Recovery Hub provides unprecedented real-time access to government data related to our nations path towards coronavirus recovery.
  • The hub is grounded in the concept that busy people want one place to go to get trusted facts and resources, and the hub provides that data daily.

De La Fuente: 2-Party Monopoly Is Stifling the Progress of America; Presidential Candidate Says New Voice, New Vision Can Bring Change

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

Our aims are not to move the direction of the country left or right, but forward, declared De La Fuente, a lifelong businessman, philanthropist and entrepreneur now in his second run for the presidency.

Key Points: 
  • Our aims are not to move the direction of the country left or right, but forward, declared De La Fuente, a lifelong businessman, philanthropist and entrepreneur now in his second run for the presidency.
  • The only political incentive greater than the lust for power is the fear of losing it, said De La Fuente.
  • We know that career politicians in both parties despise term limits.
  • And yet, if term limited candidates begin defeating them, they will quickly come to accept that a more narrowly defined term in office is preferable to none at all, De La Fuente concluded.

For The Record™ Granted Patent for Blockchain Verified Recordings

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

For The Record, the global leader in digital court recording, has been granted an industry-leading patent for verifying recordings using blockchain technology.

Key Points: 
  • For The Record, the global leader in digital court recording, has been granted an industry-leading patent for verifying recordings using blockchain technology.
  • All levels of justice will need safeguards in place to ensure the integrity of original source recordings and blockchain provides a unique ability to immediately identify if recordings have been altered.
  • Crucially, the authenticity of recordings can be verified against the blockchains immutable digital ledger over time, without revealing details of the recording.
  • Today, For The Record boasts more than 30,000 digital recording installations across 62 countries and clients record more than 20 million hours of audio recordings.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Announces Homeboy Industries as the 2020 Recipient of the Annual Humanitarian Prize

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 1:00pm

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles-based, nonprofit organization Homeboy Industries has been chosen as the 2020 Humanitarian Prize recipient and will receive $2.5 million in unrestricted funding.

Key Points: 
  • The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles-based, nonprofit organization Homeboy Industries has been chosen as the 2020 Humanitarian Prize recipient and will receive $2.5 million in unrestricted funding.
  • Homeboy Industries embodies the spirit of the Prize and the work of the Foundation focusing on equity, resilience and dignity in an inspiring way.
  • "All of us at Homeboy Industries are profoundly humbled by the Hilton Foundation's recognition, Homeboy Industries Founder Fr.
  • The entire Homeboy Industries team is honored to be recognized by the Hilton Foundation, an organization with such strong focus on humanitarianism, Homeboy Industries Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Vozzo said.

Cubic Awarded Contract to Demonstrate High Capacity Backbone System for U.S. Air Force

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:02pm

Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division was awarded a contract worth $38 million to deliver a Joint Aerial Layer Network (JALN) High Capacity Backbone (HCB) prototype for the U.S. Air Force (USAF).

Key Points: 
  • Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division was awarded a contract worth $38 million to deliver a Joint Aerial Layer Network (JALN) High Capacity Backbone (HCB) prototype for the U.S. Air Force (USAF).
  • Cubics offering for USAF will consist of integrated capabilities across its Protected Communications and Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) portfolios.
  • We are inspired by this opportunity to bring Cubic innovation into the JALN, said Marja Phipps, director of business development, Cubic Mission Solutions.
  • Over the last decade, Cubic has partnered with government stakeholders and invested significantly in the development of assured network connectivity solutions.