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Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition Applauds Final Passage of the Homeland Procurement Reform (HOPR) Act

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Monday, January 9, 2023

MARBLEHEAD, Mass., Jan. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition ( WPRC ) commends the inclusion of the “Homeland Procurement Reform Act” in the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, recently signed into law by President Joseph Biden.

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  • MARBLEHEAD, Mass., Jan. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition ( WPRC ) commends the inclusion of the “Homeland Procurement Reform Act” in the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, recently signed into law by President Joseph Biden.
  • Currently, many DHS agencies purchase uniforms and equipment manufactured in foreign countries that lack supply chain dependability and secure protocols for handling sensitive uniform items.
  • The HOPR Act builds upon procurement laws such as the Berry Amendment and the Kissell Amendment by expanding opportunities for American manufacturers that meet specific, domestic manufacturing criteria.
  • The WPRC looks forward to working with the DHS and the White House to encourage the rapid implementation of this domestic procurement policy.”

FDA “CRACKS DOWN” ON THE VAPE INDUSTRY – BUT WHERE IS THE ENFORCEMENT?

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Where did all of these illegal devices come from and how are so many of them ending up in the hands of our youth?

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  • Where did all of these illegal devices come from and how are so many of them ending up in the hands of our youth?
  • If the intent of government regulations is to keep Americans safe, including protecting our youth from being intentionally targeted by unethical brands selling illegal vape products, why are we seeing such a lack of enforcement?
  • What if the flow of illegal vape products that are flooding our schools could be stopped overnight?
  • Why is our government not stopping the infiltration of these illegal vape products at Customs?

Easterly Government Properties Completes the Sale of Final Property in the Previously Announced 10-Property Portfolio Disposition

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a fully integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to U.S. Government agencies, announced today that it has sold the final asset in the previously announced portfolio disposition , comprised of 10 of its primarily government leased assets representing a combined total of approximately 668,000 leased square feet for approximately $205.3 million (the “Disposition Portfolio”).

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  • Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a fully integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to U.S. Government agencies, announced today that it has sold the final asset in the previously announced portfolio disposition , comprised of 10 of its primarily government leased assets representing a combined total of approximately 668,000 leased square feet for approximately $205.3 million (the “Disposition Portfolio”).
  • The sale of nine of the 10 assets in the Disposition Portfolio closed on October 27, 2022, and the final asset, DOI - Billings, closed on December 28, 2022.
  • The properties within the Disposition Portfolio include (arranged by building size):
    DOI - Billings: A 149,110 leased square foot two-building office occupied by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and located in Billings, Montana
    DOE - Lakewood: A 115,650 leased square foot office occupied by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and located in Lakewood, Colorado
    DHA - Aurora: A 101,285 leased square foot office occupied by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and located in Aurora, Colorado
    FDA - College Park: An 80,677 leased square foot laboratory occupied by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and located in College Park, Maryland
    OSHA - Sandy: A 75,000 leased square foot laboratory occupied by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and located in Sandy, Utah
    CBP - Sunburst: A 33,000 leased square foot office occupied by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and located in Sunburst, Montana
    VA - Baton Rouge: A 30,000 leased square foot outpatient facility occupied by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    MEPCOM - Jacksonville: A 30,000 leased square foot office occupied by Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM) and located in Jacksonville, Florida
    HRSA - Baton Rouge: A 27,569 leased square foot office occupied by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    ICE - Pittsburgh: A 25,369 leased square foot office predominately occupied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    “With the completion of the sale of the Disposition Portfolio, Easterly refined its focus on owning mission critical agencies executing their important jobs from build-to-suit facilities,” said William C. Trimble, III, Easterly's Chief Executive Officer.
  • "We believe this is a key differentiator from traditional office-focused peers which gives us confidence in our long-dated, government-backed, stable cashflows.”
    Pro forma for the completed sale of the entire Disposition Portfolio, Easterly now owns, directly or through the JV, 86 properties totaling 8.7 million square feet.

2022 Witnesses Chinese Black Friday Fever to Cool down, Leading Beauty Brands to Go Global, Like Flower Knows

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

However, after seeing this year‘s Double 12 performance, these beauty brands also encountered setbacks online and offline, partly due to the Covid lockdown impact.

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  • However, after seeing this year‘s Double 12 performance, these beauty brands also encountered setbacks online and offline, partly due to the Covid lockdown impact.
  • This has accelerated the process of Chinese beauty brands buckling down on global market expansion.
  • According to the 2022 Pan-Asian Beauty Industry Report, the global beauty market was worth $83.7 billion in 2021, and this figure is expected to rise to $107.6 billion by 2025.
  • It is also not difficult to imagine that under the background of the fierce competition in the Chinese beauty market and the slowdown in the growth of the beauty industry, many Chinese beauty brands will go global.

Superdry plc: DSH-Director/PDMR Shareholding*

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Sunday, December 18, 2022

Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group.

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  • Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group.
  • The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
  • On 13 November 2022, the following transactions by PDMRs took place in relation to Superdry’s Share Incentive Plan (SIP).
  • The SIP is an all-employee trust arrangement approved by HM Revenue and Customs, under which employees are able to buy shares in the Company of 5 pence each (Ordinary Shares), using deductions from salary in each calendar month (Partnership Shares), and receive allocations of matching free Ordinary Shares (Matching Shares).

E2open's 22.4 Technology Update Deepens Network Coverage Across All Supply Chain Ecosystems to Minimize Disruption Risks

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), the connected supply chain SaaS platform with the largest multi-enterprise network, announces the release of its fourth-quarter technology update, with enhancements across all network ecosystems to help clients improve supply chain resiliency in an increasingly uncertain economy.

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  • E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), the connected supply chain SaaS platform with the largest multi-enterprise network, announces the release of its fourth-quarter technology update, with enhancements across all network ecosystems to help clients improve supply chain resiliency in an increasingly uncertain economy.
  • In transportation and logistics, carrier discoverability and enhanced visibility into late deliveries enable shippers to mitigate transportation risks and avoid on-time-in-full (OTIF) penalties.
  • Channel partners have the opportunity to earn substantial rebates but lack visibility on how efforts correlate with earnings.
  • As a cloud-based platform, e2open consistently brings the best in channel and supply chain management technology to customers.

C4T Strengthens C-Level Team to Accelerate Growth in Customs SaaS Sector

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

MECHELEN, Belgium, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Customs4Trade, one of Europe's leading SaaS platforms for customs management solutions, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Rupert Spiegelberg as its new CEO. Rupert Spiegelberg will lead the team and is joined by Chief Revenue Officer Jo Buvens and Chief Product and Technology Officer Oliver Conze, to drive C4T management and its digital platform CAS in a new direction to accelerate growth in 2023.

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  • Customs solutions provider Customs4Trade NV (C4T) announces a new CEO and two key executive appointments as it strengthens its management to take advantage of accelerating growth in the UK and across Europe.
  • Spiegelberg succeeds Pieter Haesaert, who founded C4T together with Ilse Vermeersch as a customs consultancy in 2004 before developing the CAS platform ten years later.
  • C4T is now with CAS in a fantastic position to take advantage of all the changes in the customs world that we will see in coming years."
  • We will help our customers go beyond compliance to make customs and trade a strategic component of their growth."

C4T Strengthens C-Level Team to Accelerate Growth in Customs SaaS Sector

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

MECHELEN, Belgium, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Customs4Trade, one of Europe's leading SaaS platforms for customs management solutions, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Rupert Spiegelberg as its new CEO. Rupert Spiegelberg will lead the team and is joined by Chief Revenue Officer Jo Buvens and Chief Product and Technology Officer Oliver Conze, to drive C4T management and its digital platform CAS in a new direction to accelerate growth in 2023.

Key Points: 
  • Customs solutions provider Customs4Trade NV (C4T) announces a new CEO and two key executive appointments as it strengthens its management to take advantage of accelerating growth in the UK and across Europe.
  • Spiegelberg succeeds Pieter Haesaert, who founded C4T together with Ilse Vermeersch as a customs consultancy in 2004 before developing the CAS platform ten years later.
  • Spiegelberg is a 20-year veteran of SaaS (Software as a Service) scale-up businesses in the UK, mainland Europe and the US.
  • We will help our customers go beyond compliance to make customs and trade a strategic component of their growth."

4 Florida First Responder Families have Mortgages Paid in Full, Kicking off Tunnel to Towers’ Season of Hope

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

He began his law enforcement career with the Department of Public Safety at the Pamlico Correctional Facility in North Carolina.

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  • He began his law enforcement career with the Department of Public Safety at the Pamlico Correctional Facility in North Carolina.
  • I will forever be in awe of the kindness, love, and generosity of Tunnel to Towers, said Chantel Joslyn.
  • In 2020, Tunnel to Towers started making mortgage payments for the McCoy family and has now paid off their mortgage in full.
  • For more about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to DO GOOD, please visit T2T.org.

CGTN: China, Mongolia inject impetus into ties through three engines

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Monday, November 28, 2022

The two countries have set a goodexampleforstate-to-state relations, Chinese President Xi Jinping noted on Monday during his meeting with President Khurelsuh.

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  • The two countries have set a goodexampleforstate-to-state relations, Chinese President Xi Jinping noted on Monday during his meeting with President Khurelsuh.
  • The Prairie Road development strategy, an economic plan introduced by Mongolia, aims to boost trade with neighboring markets.
  • Total trade between China and Mongolia accounts for more than 60 percent of Mongolia's foreign trade volume, according to data from the Inner Mongolia Academy of Social Sciences.
  • He added Mongolia backs the China-proposed Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative.