ASA

ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited Announces Distribution Declaration

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 2:15pm

ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited (the Company) (NYSE: ASA) declared a distribution of $0.01 per common share of the Company.

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  • ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited (the Company) (NYSE: ASA) declared a distribution of $0.01 per common share of the Company.
  • The distribution is payable on November 24, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 15, 2021.
  • Due to a continued low level of dividends received by the portfolio, this distribution will be paid from undistributed realized gains.
  • The Company is a non-diversified, closed-end fund that seeks long-term capital appreciation primarily through investing in companies engaged in the exploration for, development of projects in, or mining of precious metals and minerals.

Avionté Recognized for Outstanding Social Responsibility in U.S. Staffing and Recruiting Industry

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:02pm

Aviont , a leader in enterprise staffing and recruiting software, was honored with a 2021 American Staffing Association Care Award .

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  • Aviont , a leader in enterprise staffing and recruiting software, was honored with a 2021 American Staffing Association Care Award .
  • This national awards program recognizes outstanding social responsibility initiativesbusiness processes that produce an overall positive effect on societyamong ASA member staffing agencies and associate member industry suppliers.
  • Aviont was honored for its corporate and employee outreach through the Aviont Hope Foundation, which was established in 2012 by the firms founding partners.
  • The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry.

ASA Recognizes Top Social Responsibility Programs in Staffing and Recruiting Industry

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 4:00pm

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The American Staffing Association today announced the winners of the ASA Care Awards, a biennial program that recognizes the top social responsibility programs in the staffing and recruiting industry.

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  • ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The American Staffing Association today announced the winners of the ASA Care Awards, a biennial program that recognizes the top social responsibility programs in the staffing and recruiting industry.
  • The winners will be recognized during a ceremony at Staffing World, the ASA annual convention and expo, taking place this year Sept. 2830 in Denver.
  • "Once again this year, our ASA Care Award winners are creating a positive impact at all levels of society.
  • The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry.

IDEX Biometrics Selected for Central Bank Digital Currency Solution from Union Smart

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:50am

Union Smart has developed this cold wallet card solution in collaboration with six major banks for use in implementation of Chinas Digital Currency/Electronic Payment (DC/EP) initiative.

Key Points: 
  • Union Smart has developed this cold wallet card solution in collaboration with six major banks for use in implementation of Chinas Digital Currency/Electronic Payment (DC/EP) initiative.
  • China has a stated goal to be the leading major economy to displace traditional, central bank backed hard currency with digital currency.
  • The central bank intends to provide inclusive, easy-to-use, digital central bank currency for all people, and this product will be particularly effective in serving the needs of those in rural areas and underserved groups, said Jiang Kai, Chief Executive Officer of Union Smart.
  • Vince Graziani, Chief Executive Officer of IDEX Biometrics, stated, IDEX Biometrics authentication solutions are the natural choice for card-based digital currency applications.

Staffing Employment Edges Down in Second Quarter

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 4:24pm

Staffing employment and sales typically rise in the second quarter following the first quarter seasonal dip.

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  • Staffing employment and sales typically rise in the second quarter following the first quarter seasonal dip.
  • This quarter deviated from the trend, with staffing jobs declining by 2.8% quarter-to-quarter, while temporary and contract staffing sales grew 3.8%.
  • Temporary and contract staffing employment rose 27.3% in the second quarter of 2021 from the same period in 2020when staffing jobs suffered a historic loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • To learn more about the quarterly survey ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey, visit americanstaffing.net/quarterly-survey, or follow ASA Research on Twitter.

New Study from StrategyR Highlights a $11.5 Billion Global Market for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Systems by 2026

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 4:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled "Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Systems - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" .

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled "Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Systems - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" .
  • Geographies:World; United States; Canada; Japan; China; Europe (France; Germany; Italy; United Kingdom; and Rest of Europe); Asia-Pacific; Rest of World.
  • The U.S. Market is Estimated at $2.3 Billion in 2021, While China is Forecast to Reach $2 Billion by 2026
    The Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Systems market in the U.S. is estimated at US$2.3 Billion in the year 2021.
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc., ( www.strategyr.com ) is a renowned market research publisher the world`s only influencer driven market research company.

American Subcontractor Association (ASA) and COMPASS by Bespoke Metrics are leading the way in creating a level playing field for prequalification

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:00pm

When things are out of balance and where challenges for subcontractors exist, there are opportunities for the ASA to step in and address them.

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  • When things are out of balance and where challenges for subcontractors exist, there are opportunities for the ASA to step in and address them.
  • Collaboration with over 100 of the largest general contractors and insurers ensures the COMPASS 1Form meets all prequalification requirements.
  • COMPASS by Bespoke Metrics is a leading prequalification platform that supports data collection, verification and analytics across the entire construction supply chain.
  • To learn more about Bespoke Metrics, visit https://compass.bespokemetrics.com/ or email info@compass-app.com to schedule a demo.

Targovax ASA: Poster at European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 6:42am

OSLO, Norway, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Targovax ASA (OSE: TRVX), a clinical stage immuno-oncology company developing immune activators to target hard-to-treat solid tumors, today announces that the poster "A pilot study of Engineered Adenovirus ONCOS-102 in combination with pembrolizumab (pembro) in checkpoint inhibitor refractory advanced or unresectable melanoma" is now available at the ESMO congress website and on the Company's website.  The poster will be presented as an e-poster at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress by Dr Alexander N. Shoushtari, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Key Points: 
  • The poster will be presented as an e-poster at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress by Dr Alexander N. Shoushtari, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
  • The poster presents the pilot study of ONCOS-102 in combination with pembrolizumab (pembro) in checkpoint inhibitor refractory advanced or unresectable melanoma.
  • The poster concludes that co-administration of ONCOS-102 and pembrolizumab is safe and feasible for patients with melanomas progressing on PD-1 blockade.
  • Rapid clinical objective responses were seen in patients treated both sequentially and in combination, and immune markers demonstrating induction of beneficial tumor microenvironment changes support the role of ONCOS-102 as a complementary treatment with aPD1 and other IO modalities.

Targovax ASA: Poster at European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 6:41am

The poster will be presented as an e-poster at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress by Dr Alexander N. Shoushtari, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Key Points: 
  • The poster will be presented as an e-poster at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress by Dr Alexander N. Shoushtari, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
  • The poster presents the pilot study of ONCOS-102 in combination with pembrolizumab (pembro) in checkpoint inhibitor refractory advanced or unresectable melanoma.
  • The poster concludes that co-administration of ONCOS-102 and pembrolizumab is safe and feasible for patients with melanomas progressing on PD-1 blockade.
  • Rapid clinical objective responses were seen in patients treated both sequentially and in combination, and immune markers demonstrating induction of beneficial tumor microenvironment changes support the role of ONCOS-102 as a complementary treatment with aPD1 and other IO modalities.

American Skin Association Announces New Board Member Eugene A. Bauer, MD

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:36pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- American Skin Association (ASA) today announced that Eugene Bauer, MD, will join its Board of Directors.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- American Skin Association (ASA) today announced that Eugene Bauer, MD, will join its Board of Directors.
  • He is immediate past co-founder, Chief Medical Officer, and member of the Board of Directors of Dermira, Inc., a biotechnology company recently acquired by Eli Lilly and Company.
  • "We are proud to announce the addition of Dr. Eugene Bauer to ASA's Board of Directors.
  • Prior to that, he was co-founder and member of the Board of Directors at Connetics, a commercial dermatology company.