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The Actuarial Community Raises Over $5 Million in The Actuarial Foundation's Educate.Connect.Change Campaign

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 6:15pm

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Actuarial Foundation, the only U.S. philanthropic organization representing the actuarial industry, surpassed its $5 million fundraising goal in the Educate.Connect.Change Campaign.

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  • SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Actuarial Foundation, the only U.S. philanthropic organization representing the actuarial industry, surpassed its $5 million fundraising goal in the Educate.Connect.Change Campaign.
  • Exceeding the goal ahead of schedule and in the midst of a worldwide pandemic is a testament to the extraordinary generosity of the actuarial community.
  • Their visionary leadership in engaging more actuaries throughout the Campaign means the Foundation can reach more students and empower them with math.
  • The Actuarial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the philanthropic institution for the actuarial industry in the United States.

FHU Celebrates Graduates, Awards Scholarship-Leadership Medal to Sweatt

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 3:30pm

HENDERSON, Tenn., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Approximately 350 Freed-Hardeman University students received degrees Saturday morning, May 14, at the school's spring commencement. In addition to baccalaureate and graduate degrees, 11 high school students enrolled in the university's early admission program were awarded Associate in Arts degrees.

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  • FHU Board of Trustees Chair and TriStar Bank Chief Executive Officer Ted Williams delivered the commencement address.
  • Williams noted the excitement of the day and graduates' anticipation of the future; however, he cautioned them.
  • Vires presented the Faculty Scholarship-Leadership medal to Corey Sweatt, of Dyer, Tennessee.
  • With locations in Henderson and Memphis, FHU offers associate, bachelor's, master's, specialist and doctoral degrees.

CS Victims: 36 months of Credit Suisse using the Swiss Judicial System to avoid taking responsibility

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 12:00pm

In addition to these issues, Credit Suisse is also involved in an ongoing controversy in the Swiss courts involving the 2018 judgement of the Criminal Court, involving crimes committed at the Bank.

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  • In addition to these issues, Credit Suisse is also involved in an ongoing controversy in the Swiss courts involving the 2018 judgement of the Criminal Court, involving crimes committed at the Bank.
  • This has led to claims of collusion and that the Bank is using the Swiss Judicial System to avoid taking responsibility for the payment of funds, which were designated as 'stolen' by the Court, to Mr. Ivanishvili.
  • "Credit Suisse should be forced by the Court to repay the stolen funds, regardless of recovery from third parties.
  • CS Victims was established by the representatives of certain clients of Credit Suisse.

HistoIndex Welcomes Life Sciences and MedTech Visionary, David John Jeans CBE, to Board of Directors

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 12:00pm

John brings with him a global and diverse experience in life sciences, along with a deep interest in healthcare technologies to improve clinical standards and care for patients.

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  • John brings with him a global and diverse experience in life sciences, along with a deep interest in healthcare technologies to improve clinical standards and care for patients.
  • John will provide guidance to the senior management at HistoIndex to transform histopathological standards in diagnostics and drug development with the global adoption of stain-free AI digital pathology for fibrotic diseases.
  • In 2012, John was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his significant contributions to Life Sciences, Healthcare and Science.
  • Says Dr. Gideon Ho, Chief Executive Officer of HistoIndex, "All of us at HistoIndex are very delighted to welcome Dr. John Jeans, a renowned thought leader and visionary in the life sciences space.

HistoIndex Welcomes Life Sciences and MedTech Visionary, David John Jeans CBE, to Board of Directors

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 12:00pm

John brings with him a global and diverse experience in life sciences, along with a deep interest in healthcare technologies to improve clinical standards and care for patients.

Key Points: 
  • John brings with him a global and diverse experience in life sciences, along with a deep interest in healthcare technologies to improve clinical standards and care for patients.
  • John will provide guidance to the senior management at HistoIndex to transform histopathological standards in diagnostics and drug development with the global adoption of stain-free AI digital pathology for fibrotic diseases.
  • In 2012, John was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his significant contributions to Life Sciences, Healthcare and Science.
  • Says Dr. Gideon Ho, Chief Executive Officer of HistoIndex, "All of us at HistoIndex are very delighted to welcome Dr. John Jeans, a renowned thought leader and visionary in the life sciences space.

CEO Confidence Declined Sharply in Q2

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 11:00am

NEW YORK, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™ in collaboration with The Business Council declined for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q2 2022. The measure now stands at 42, down from 57 in Q1. The Measure has fallen into negative territory and is at levels not seen since the onset of the pandemic. (A reading below 50 points reflects more negative than positive responses.) 

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  • NEW YORK, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence in collaboration with The Business Council declined for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q2 2022.
  • The Q2 survey also asked CEOs to share their views on the Federal Reserve's tightening policy.
  • Notably, nearly 60 percent of CEOs expect inflation will come down over the next few years.
  • CEOs' assessment of general economic conditionsdeclined in Q2 2022:
    14% of CEOs reported economic conditions were better compared to six months ago, down from 34% in Q1 2022.

Justin Brown Named President of Southwest Gas Holdings' Utility Subsidiary

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 10:03pm

LAS VEGAS, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Haller, president and CEO of Southwest Gas Holdings, announced today the appointment of Justin Brown to the position of President, Southwest Gas Corporation, effective immediately. As President, Brown will work closely with Haller, who remains CEO of the utility. Brown is responsible for all aspects of ensuring the safe and reliable delivery of clean, affordable natural gas to the over two million Southwest Gas customers in Arizona, California and Nevada.

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  • Proven utility leader with a long successful record of regulation, legal and public policy experience assumes new role as President of Southwest Gas Corporation, reporting to CEO Karen Haller
    LAS VEGAS, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Haller, president and CEO of Southwest Gas Holdings, announced today the appointment of Justin Brown to the position of President, Southwest Gas Corporation, effective immediately.
  • Brown is responsible for all aspects of ensuring the safe and reliable delivery of clean, affordable natural gas to the over two million Southwest Gas customers in Arizona, California and Nevada.
  • Justin Brown joined Southwest Gas in 2004 as Senior Counsel/Legal Affairs.
  • "It's an honor and I'm humbled to be named President of Southwest Gas," said Justin Brown.

Florida Poly launches two new master's degree programs

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 3:23pm

LAKELAND, Fla., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Polytechnic University is introducing two new Master of Science degrees this fall in data science and engineering management. The two leading-edge graduate programs were created in response to growing University enrollment and high industry demand. 

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  • New Master of Science degrees in data science and engineering management will be offered at Florida Polytechnic University this fall.
  • LAKELAND, Fla., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Polytechnic University is introducing two new Master of Science degrees this fall in data science and engineering management .
  • The two leading-edge graduate programs were created in response to growing University enrollment and high industry demand.
  • The data science degree is an evolution of an existing degree track within the computer science degree program, while the engineering management degree is an evolution of an existing track within the engineering degree program.

AUA Announces 2022-2023 H. Logan Holtgrewe Legislative Fellow

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 3:07pm

BALTIMORE, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced that Ruchika Talwar, MD, has been named the 2022-2023 H. Logan Holtgrewe Legislative Fellow.

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  • BALTIMORE, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced that Ruchika Talwar, MD, has been named the 2022-2023 H. Logan Holtgrewe Legislative Fellow.
  • As the AUA's Holtgrewe Fellow, Dr. Talwar will complete a four-week fellowship with a legislative office in Washington, DC, and participate in major AUA advocacy initiatives, including the Annual Urology Advocacy Summit and meetings of the AUA's Public Policy Council and Legislative Affairs Committee.
  • "After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, the H. Logan Holtgrewe Legislative Fellowship returns with a fellow who embodies the passion and knowledge necessary to advance change in the healthcare space," said Eugene Rhee, MD, chair of the AUA Public Policy Council.
  • The Holtgrewe Fellowship program was established in recognition of Dr. H. Logan Holtgrewe, former AUA president and past chairman of the AUA's Health Policy Council.

Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC Announces Distributions for Certain Closed-End Funds Pursuant to their Managed Distribution Policy for the Months of June, July, August, September, October, and November 2022

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 1:00pm

The updated estimated components of the distributions announced today will be provided to shareholders of record in a separate notice when the distributions are paid.

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  • The updated estimated components of the distributions announced today will be provided to shareholders of record in a separate notice when the distributions are paid.
  • This press release is not for tax reporting purposes but is being provided to announce the amount of each Funds distributions that have been declared by the Board of Trustees.
  • Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. (Franklin Resources).
  • For more information about the Funds, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult the Funds website at www.franklintempleton.com/investments/options/closed-end-funds .