Organizations

DGAP-News: BUNDESVERBAND DER SICHERHEITSWIRTSCHAFT (BDSW): Joint Statement on the German EU Council Presidency - Shaping a resilient European Union

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 10:01am

The European private security industry, represented by the Confederation of European Security Services (CoESS) at EU-level and the Bundesverband der Sicherheitswirtschaft (BDSW) in Germany, is committed to support the EU and German EU Council Presidency in this historic effort.

Key Points: 
  • The European private security industry, represented by the Confederation of European Security Services (CoESS) at EU-level and the Bundesverband der Sicherheitswirtschaft (BDSW) in Germany, is committed to support the EU and German EU Council Presidency in this historic effort.
  • The European Commission and many governments have therefore rightly recognised private security as an essential service.
  • CoESS and BDSW are convinced that the EU can overcome the current crisis more united and resilient than before and have strong hopes in the German EU Council Presidency.
  • The expected presentation of a new EU Security Union Strategy will be an important deliverable of the Commission this year.

Realdania Announces 5 New Technology Partnerships to Disrupt the Construction Industry

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 8:05am

This initiative has the main purpose of making the construction industry a more sustainable and efficient one.

Key Points: 
  • This initiative has the main purpose of making the construction industry a more sustainable and efficient one.
  • "This shows there is a great potential in developing new solutions for the industry," says BLOXHUB's Program Manager for Tech Match, Peter Landau.
  • Behind the program is Realdania with a grant of up to 2 million Euros, over the next 2 years.
  • The EU-backed startups are managed by Fundingbox ,Europe's leading distributor of funds in the Deep Tech industry.

Boy Scouts of America Recalls Cub Scout Activity Pins Due to Violation of the Federal Lead Content Ban

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:52pm

Hazard: The pin's face and shaft contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead contentban.

Key Points: 
  • Hazard: The pin's face and shaft contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead contentban.
  • Boy Scouts of America at 800-323-0736 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • This recall involves Boy Scouts of America's Cub Scout outdoor activity pins.
  • Sold Exclusively At: Boy Scouts of America retail stores and authorized distributors nationwide and online at www.scoutshop.org from April 2016 through January 2020 for about $1.

Quaker Organizations Oppose Potential West Bank Annexation by Israel

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 6:45pm

Three Quaker organizations that focus on international policy said today that they oppose the threatened annexation of the West Bank by Israel and called for such plans to be abandoned.

Key Points: 
  • Three Quaker organizations that focus on international policy said today that they oppose the threatened annexation of the West Bank by Israel and called for such plans to be abandoned.
  • Mounting reports indicate the Israeli government could annex the West Bank starting July 1.
  • In a statement issued today, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and the Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) said:
    As organizations that are part of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) we are deeply concerned about the threatened Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank.
  • It is these shared values that lead us to speak out and to call for concrete, effective action to both oppose annexation and to counter the ongoing denial of Palestinian rights.

Shareholder Alert: Robbins LLP Announces It Is Investigating Mohawk Industries, Inc. (MHK) for Misleading Shareholders

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 6:08pm

Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces that it is investigating Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MHK) for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and whether the Company's officers and directors breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders.

Key Points: 
  • Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces that it is investigating Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MHK) for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and whether the Company's officers and directors breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders.
  • Mohawk Industries designs, manufactures, sources, distributes, and markets flooring products for residential and commercial spaces worldwide.
  • If you suffered a loss as a result of Mohawk's misconduct, click here .
  • Beginning in April 2017, Mohawk touted its purported "growing demand" for its conventional flooring products and continued to highlight its sales growth throughout the relevant period.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Names Dragos CEO to the 2020 Electricity Advisory Committee

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 5:00pm

Each member is appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette for a two-year term that commences today.

Key Points: 
  • Each member is appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette for a two-year term that commences today.
  • Members will also identify emerging issues related to electricity production and delivery and advise on federal coordination with utility industry authorities in the event of supply disruptions.
  • The ability to securely generate and distribute electricity is a linchpin to successfully delivering on this mission.
  • Recently, Dragos was the first industrial cybersecurity company to be named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Spelman College Announces Phased Reopening of Campus

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 4:47pm

ATLANTA, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Spelman College will begin reopening its campus cautiously in August and gradually invite more of its community back to the College in phases, the institution announced today.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Spelman College will begin reopening its campus cautiously in August and gradually invite more of its community back to the College in phases, the institution announced today.
  • At the same time, we have re-envisioned ways in which we continue to build the Spelman sisterhood, provide our outstanding signature Spelman education and maintain institutional fiscal stability."
  • In June, the College entered the first phase of reopening, making safety and health preparations for its student residential population and workforce.
  • The full reopening plan is available via Spelman's Path Forward .The full plan is accessible for review here: Spelman College: A Plan for the 2020-2021 Academic Year (PDF) .

AARP Bulletin Reveals 99 Clever Ways to Save

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 3:21pm

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP's "99 Great Ways to Save" is back with all-new clever tips for cheaper groceries, lower bills, DIY cost cutters, secret discounts and more.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP's "99 Great Ways to Save" is back with all-new clever tips for cheaper groceries, lower bills, DIY cost cutters, secret discounts and more.
  • Read this month's AARP Bulletin for tips that could save older adults thousands of dollars.
  • AARP Bulletin provides answers to key questions on how collectors operate, what your rights are and what to do when they call.
  • AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Accounting Seed Iris Release Brings New Salesforce Connection and MTD with Avalara

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 2:53pm

COLUMBIA, Md., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Accounting Seed, the most popular accounting platform powered by Salesforce since 2011, launched a new product release, Iris, offering new technology for nonprofits, the U.K. market, and more.

Key Points: 
  • COLUMBIA, Md., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Accounting Seed, the most popular accounting platform powered by Salesforce since 2011, launched a new product release, Iris, offering new technology for nonprofits, the U.K. market, and more.
  • With the Iris release, Accounting Seed is now the only accounting solution in the Salesforce ecosystem that can, through a native connection, allow nonprofits using the Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) to seamlessly connect the front and back office.
  • "The Iris release brings great benefit to nonprofits on Salesforce with the new integration to the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack," said Tony Zorc , Founder and CEO of Accounting Seed.
  • "Plus, our U.K. customers can now be compliant with Making Tax Digital (MTD) through our enhanced connection to Avalara.

Recording Academy® Promotes Shonda Grant to Chief People & Culture Officer

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Recording Academy announced today the promotion of Shonda Grant to Chief People & Culture Officer.

Key Points: 
  • The Recording Academy announced today the promotion of Shonda Grant to Chief People & Culture Officer.
  • Grant will report directly to the President/CEO and will oversee all human resources functions for the Recording Academy, The Latin Recording Academy, MusiCares, GRAMMY Museum, and the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation.
  • "I'm thrilled to have Shonda as our new Chief People & Culture Officer.
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