Communications

Piracy & The Pandemic: Web Sheriff Marks 20th Anniversary with Sundance and tiff Deals

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 8:25am

b"On-Line-Rights pioneer Web Sheriff marked its 20th Anniversary by successfully representing this year\xe2\x80\x99s Sundance Film Festival and September\xe2\x80\x99s Toronto International Film Festival.\nThis press release features multimedia.

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  • b"On-Line-Rights pioneer Web Sheriff marked its 20th Anniversary by successfully representing this year\xe2\x80\x99s Sundance Film Festival and September\xe2\x80\x99s Toronto International Film Festival.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210514005051/en/\nThe Covid-19 pandemic posed major challenges to the Cinema Industry and Movie Business.
  • Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival successfully overcame these hurdles by largely migrating their festivals on-line and so that they were still accessible to a global audience.
  • Both tiff and Sundance way exceeded the challenges set by having to largely migrate on-line, creating extremely secure and user-friendly platforms.

Hecla Mining Company Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:33pm

b'Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) today released its 2020 Sustainability Report, which comprehensively assembles the Company\xe2\x80\x99s environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, performance, and focus areas.\n\xe2\x80\x9cThe theme and title of this year\xe2\x80\x99s report are Small Footprint, Large Benefit,\xe2\x80\x9d said Hecla President and Chief Executive Officer Phillips S. Baker, Jr. \xe2\x80\x9cBecause our operations are low tonnage and mostly underground, they directly affect less than 3,900 acres, less than just one operation at many other mining companies.

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  • b'Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) today released its 2020 Sustainability Report, which comprehensively assembles the Company\xe2\x80\x99s environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, performance, and focus areas.\n\xe2\x80\x9cThe theme and title of this year\xe2\x80\x99s report are Small Footprint, Large Benefit,\xe2\x80\x9d said Hecla President and Chief Executive Officer Phillips S. Baker, Jr. \xe2\x80\x9cBecause our operations are low tonnage and mostly underground, they directly affect less than 3,900 acres, less than just one operation at many other mining companies.
  • As a result, the State of Montana reduced the required financial assurance by nearly $8 million\nIncreasing diversity with a new director with risk management, ESG and mining expertise\nFor the third year, Hecla benchmarked its performance against the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Metals and Mining framework.
  • The SASB metrics are included in our sustainability report and on www.hecla-mining.com .
  • During the meeting, Mr. Baker will highlight the Company\xe2\x80\x99s Sustainability report and answer questions.\nFounded in 1891, Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) is the largest silver producer in the United States.

Pennsylvania American Water Signs Agreement to Purchase Foster Township West End Wastewater System

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 9:45pm

b'Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), announced today that it has signed an agreement with Foster Township, Luzerne County, to purchase its West End wastewater collection system for $3.75 million.

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  • b'Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), announced today that it has signed an agreement with Foster Township, Luzerne County, to purchase its West End wastewater collection system for $3.75 million.
  • The agreement follows a recent vote by Foster Township\xe2\x80\x99s Board of Supervisors to accept Pennsylvania American Water\xe2\x80\x99s bid.\nUpon ownership, Pennsylvania American Water plans to invest approximately $1.28 million in upgrades to improve the system, including targeted improvements to address inflow and infiltration, new technology and control systems, and safety and security improvements at the system\xe2\x80\x99s four pump stations.\nAs part of the agreement, Pennsylvania American Water will adopt Foster Township\xe2\x80\x99s wastewater rates.
  • Pennsylvania American Water offers grants and discounted service to its low-income wastewater customers who qualify through its H2O Help to Others Program.\nPennsylvania American Water and Foster Township will seek approval of the acquisition from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
  • The transaction is expected to be complete by the end of 2021.\nPennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people.

California Hotel and Lodging Association: State Hospitality to Receive Much-Needed $95 Million

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:38pm

b'On behalf of California\xe2\x80\x99s more than 6,000 hotels and 235,000 hotel employees, the California Hotel and Lodging Association released this statement in response to Gov.

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  • b'On behalf of California\xe2\x80\x99s more than 6,000 hotels and 235,000 hotel employees, the California Hotel and Lodging Association released this statement in response to Gov.
  • Newsom\xe2\x80\x99s proposed $95 million for marketing to revive California\xe2\x80\x99s travel and tourism industry:\n\xe2\x80\x9cCalifornia\xe2\x80\x99s hotels and our employees are so ready to be fully reopened and re-welcome guests from near and far,\xe2\x80\x9d said Lynn S. Mohrfeld, President and CEO of CHLA.
  • Newsom\xe2\x80\x99s extraordinary support that will provide much-needed funds to let the world know that California hotels are safe, healthy and open.\xe2\x80\x9d\nThe California Hotel and Lodging Association is the leading resource and advocate for California\xe2\x80\x99s more than 6,000 hotels, motels and boutique inns that employ more than 235,000 workers.
  • CHLA, established in 1893, is the largest state lodging industry association in the nation and is a partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Maxar Technologies Announces Voting Results from Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 9:05pm

Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness.

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  • Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness.
  • Maxar\xe2\x80\x99s 4,400 team members in over 20 global locations are inspired to harness the potential of space to help our customers create a better world.
  • Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR.
  • For more information, visit www.maxar.com .\nCertain statements and other information included in this release constitute "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking statements") under applicable securities laws.

ViacomCBS Scales Audio Footprint to Fuel Fandom and Extend Iconic Franchises at IAB Podcast Upfront

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:25pm

Additionally, ViacomCBS announced BET\xe2\x80\x99s podcasting initiatives, emphasizing the massive demand for content from leading Black creators and reflecting the tremendous relevance, influence, and popularity of Black culture across the general entertainment ecosystem.

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  • Additionally, ViacomCBS announced BET\xe2\x80\x99s podcasting initiatives, emphasizing the massive demand for content from leading Black creators and reflecting the tremendous relevance, influence, and popularity of Black culture across the general entertainment ecosystem.
  • That\xe2\x80\x99s precisely what Dr. Sandra Magnus, a former NASA astronaut, and retired Navy Admiral James \xe2\x80\x9cSandy\xe2\x80\x9d Winnefeld explore in their weekly podcast, Risking It All.
  • Listen to conversations with professional risk-takers, including a deep-sea diver, a heart surgeon, an NFL quarterback, a secret agent, and more.
  • Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others.

Antenna Bolsters Mobility Practice With Katelyn Davis, Expands Into Detroit

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:01pm

b'Antenna Group, an award-winning integrated public relations and digital marketing agency specializing in cleantech, mobility, real estate, health and emerging B2B technology, has appointed automotive industry veteran Katelyn Davis as Director of Mobility.

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  • b'Antenna Group, an award-winning integrated public relations and digital marketing agency specializing in cleantech, mobility, real estate, health and emerging B2B technology, has appointed automotive industry veteran Katelyn Davis as Director of Mobility.
  • Davis will drive the firm\xe2\x80\x99s rapidly expanding mobility practice which has realized top line revenue growth of 220% in the past year.
  • She is also co-author of the forthcoming Women Driven Mobility, which chronicles female-led mobility innovations and initiatives across the country.
  • Antenna Group is a part of the GlobalCom PR Network.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005889/en/\n'

June Sports Illustrated Issue Honors the WNBA’s Milestone Season

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 5:09pm

b'The WNBA carries serious momentum into its 25th anniversary season, which tips off this week.

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  • b'The WNBA carries serious momentum into its 25th anniversary season, which tips off this week.
  • Contributing writer Kate Fagan has the story in Sports Illustrated\xe2\x80\x99s June issue, available online today and on newsstands May 20.
  • Senior writer Chris Mannix revisits intense scrutiny of the team and how spending time in the bubble helped bring them together.
  • Maven operates Sports Illustrated Media and TheStreet and powers more than 150 online destinations, including History and Biography.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005802/en/\n'