Organizations

Western Forest Products Inc. Announces Release Date of Second Quarter 2020 Results and Conference Call Details

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 10:05pm

VANCOUVER, BC, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF)("Western" or the "Company") second quarter 2020 financial and operating results will be released on Thursday, August 6, 2020.

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  • VANCOUVER, BC, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF)("Western" or the "Company") second quarter 2020 financial and operating results will be released on Thursday, August 6, 2020.
  • Analysts, investors and media are invited to participate in Western's second quarter 2020 conference call on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PDT (12:00 p.m. EDT).
  • Don Demens, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Stephen Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the Company's second quarter 2020 results followed by a question and answer session.
  • About Western Forest Products Inc.
    Western is an integrated forest products company building a margin-focused log and lumber business to compete successfully in global softwood markets.

Forecasting in a Time of Crisis - Freedonia Chief Economist Weighs In

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 9:10pm

CLEVELAND, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Freedonia Group is pleased to announce the release of a new white paper written by long-time Chief Economist Tom Bowne.

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  • CLEVELAND, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Freedonia Group is pleased to announce the release of a new white paper written by long-time Chief Economist Tom Bowne.
  • The paper, Forecasting in a Time of Crisis How COVID-19 is Affecting Economic Forecasting, offers Mr. Bowne's interpretations of the two scenerios presented in the June release of OECD's Economic Outlook.
  • According to Mr. Bowne, "On June 10, the OECD released its semiannual Economic Outlook.
  • More than 90% of the industrial companies in the Fortune 500 use Freedonia Group research to help with their strategic planning.

National Alliance for Caregiving President and CEO Issues Statement on Need for Multicultural Data

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 2:50pm

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The National Alliance for Caregiving President and CEO, C. Grace Whiting, has issued a statement on the need for multicultural data in America's health and social care systems.

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  • WASHINGTON, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The National Alliance for Caregiving President and CEO, C. Grace Whiting, has issued a statement on the need for multicultural data in America's health and social care systems.
  • This statement was written in response to recent injustices facing Black Americans and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on this community.
  • For our part, we at the National Alliance for Caregiving are committing to equity and justice.
  • And, our data set from Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 , a partnership with AARP going back to 1997, is one of the few caregiving data sets with nationally representative data of minority populations in the U.S.

GS1 US Now Offers Standard Color and Size Codes, Previously Managed by the National Retail Federation

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 2:15pm

EWING, N.J., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --GS1 US now manages and maintains the GS1 US Color and Size Codes , a database that allows suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to codify product color and size, enabling more consistent and efficient data exchange in retail.

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  • EWING, N.J., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --GS1 US now manages and maintains the GS1 US Color and Size Codes , a database that allows suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to codify product color and size, enabling more consistent and efficient data exchange in retail.
  • Formerly managed by the National Retail Federation (NRF), the color and size codes are available electronically for either a $250 one-time purchase from GS1 US or via three GS1 US Solution Partners: OpenText , InterTrade and SPS Commerce .
  • The codes have been used in retail systems for more than three decades to help industry consistently identify and classify products by size and color.
  • For more information about the GS1 US Color and Size Codes, please visit www.gs1us.org/color-size-codes .

DGAP-News: Vonovia SE: Shareholders Pass Resolution on Dividend of € 1.57 at Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 3:11pm

Bochum, June 30, 2020 - The shareholders of Vonovia SE ("Vonovia") approved all resolutions proposed by the Supervisory Board and Management Board with the required majority at today's Annual General Meeting.

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  • Bochum, June 30, 2020 - The shareholders of Vonovia SE ("Vonovia") approved all resolutions proposed by the Supervisory Board and Management Board with the required majority at today's Annual General Meeting.
  • In order to protect the individuals involved, Vonovia organized a virtual Annual General Meeting for the very first time.
  • A sign language interpreter provided a live translation of the entire Annual General Meeting for attendees with hearing impairments.
  • Rolf Buch, CEO of Vonovia SE, spoke of the "memorable circumstances" surrounding the Annual General Meeting.

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly and UK delegations

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 3:00pm

Since being formed in 1965, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly has provided a forum for parliamentarians from the NATO Member States to promote debate on key security challenges, facilitate mutual understanding and support national parliamentary oversight of defence matters. The Assembly also helps to strengthen the transatlantic relationship and provides many opportunities for North American and European parliamentarians to discuss their concerns, interests and differences.NATO Parliamentary Assembly in briefBackgroundThis first Conference of Members of Parliament from the NATO Countries soon became the NATO Parliamentarians Conference.

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Since being formed in 1965, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly has provided a forum for parliamentarians from the NATO Member States to promote debate on key security challenges, facilitate mutual understanding and support national parliamentary oversight of defence matters. The Assembly also helps to strengthen the transatlantic relationship and provides many opportunities for North American and European parliamentarians to discuss their concerns, interests and differences.

NATO Parliamentary Assembly in brief

    Background

      • This first Conference of Members of Parliament from the NATO Countries soon became the NATO Parliamentarians Conference.
      • In 1966 delegates at the 12th Conference unanimously agreed to rename the organisation the North Atlantic Assembly.
      • Meanwhile, with France withdrawing from NATOs military structure that year, NATO moved its headquarters from Paris to Brussels.
      • The North Atlantic Assembly was renamed the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) in 1999.

    Membership


      The NATO Parliamentary Assembly consists of 269 delegates from the 30 NATO Member States.  Each delegation is based on the country’s size and the UK has 18 seats in the Assembly. In addition to delegations from NATO Member States, delegates from associate countries and parliamentary observer delegations take part in Assembly activities and bring the total number of delegates to approximately 360.

    Structure

      • Seven UK delegates have served as President since the organisation was founded.
      • The Assembly has five Committees the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security; Defence and Security Committee; Economics and Security Committee; Political Committee; and the Science and Technology Committee and eight sub-committees.
      • Much of the Assemblys work is carried out by these committees, whose remit is to examine the major security and policy challenges confronting the Alliance.

    Assembly activities

      • The Assembly meets as a whole twice a year: a Spring Session and an Annual Session in the autumn.
      • There are some 40 other activities held each year, with most of the Assemblys substantive work carried out by its five committees and eight sub-committees.
      • The NATO PA also has an extensive outreach programme with non-member parliaments and activities such as election monitoring.

    Relations with NATO

      • Although institutionally separate from NATO, the Assembly is an essential link between NATO and the parliaments of NATO Member States.
      • The NATO Secretary General addresses members of the Assembly at the Spring and Annual Sessions and the NATO PA President addresses Summit meetings of NATO Heads of State and Government.

    The UK Delegation

      • The NATO Parliamentary Assembly is one of three interparliamentary assemblies to which the UK Parliament sends delegations.
      • The UK has 18 seats in the NATO PA and delegation members are formally appointed in a Written Statement by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
      • One member is also appointed to be leader of the UK delegation.
      • The UK delegation represents the UK Parliament, not the Government, and plays an active role in the activities of the Assembly, through membership of its Committees and groups and participation in plenary meetings.

    In a Time of Crisis, the Sixth Annual Co-op Innovation Award Supports Co-op Expansion and Education

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 2:00pm

    We are glad to partner with National Cooperative Bank to use this award as a tool to augment equity and justice for communities nationwide."

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    • We are glad to partner with National Cooperative Bank to use this award as a tool to augment equity and justice for communities nationwide."
    • "The National Cooperative Bank is proud to work with Capital Impact Partners to award these three deserving organizations," stated Charles Snyder, CEO of NCB.
    • "Each one is deeply rooted in their community and will enhance the cooperative model to address income inequality and increase community ownership.
    • "Capital Impact Partners' Co-op Innovation Award will help The Guild democratize ownership of businesses and real estate through a racial equity lens.

    SmartBug Media® Partners with HubSpot to Host World Certification Day on July 10, 2020

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 1:56pm

    In order to achieve this, the company suspends its normal client services operations for one day each quarter for what it coined as "Certification Day."

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    • In order to achieve this, the company suspends its normal client services operations for one day each quarter for what it coined as "Certification Day."
    • SmartBug has been practicing Certification Day since Dec. 15, 2017 and plans on dedicating nearly 700 hours to training this quarter.
    • When HubSpot recognized the success that this practice drives for SmartBug on a quarterly basis, it decided to create a version of its ownWorld Certification Day.
    • For each certification a learner achieves in HubSpot Academy on World Certification Day, HubSpot will donate $5 on their behalf to support UNICEF's efforts in education for children.

    UNWTO and Sommet Education Offer 30 Scholarships Through "Hospitality Challenge"

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 1:56pm

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with Sommet Education for an innovative Hospitality Challenge.

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    • LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with Sommet Education for an innovative Hospitality Challenge.
    • The initiative will grant 30 scholarships for world class education programmes and support career climbers and switchers, entrepreneurs and innovators develop themselves and their projects and so help drive tourism's recovery.
    • These projects will be funded by Eurazeo, leading global investment group from which Sommet Education is a portfolio Company.
    • Sommet Education, global leader in hospitality management and culinary arts is committed to develop the Hospitality leaders of tomorrow.

    UNWTO and Sommet Education Offer 30 Scholarships Through "Hospitality Challenge"

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 1:55pm

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with Sommet Education for an innovative Hospitality Challenge.

    Key Points: 
    • LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with Sommet Education for an innovative Hospitality Challenge.
    • The initiative will grant 30 scholarships for world class education programmes and support career climbers and switchers, entrepreneurs and innovators develop themselves and their projects and so help drive tourism's recovery.
    • These projects will be funded by Eurazeo, leading global investment group from which Sommet Education is a portfolio Company.
    • Sommet Education, global leader in hospitality management and culinary arts is committed to develop the Hospitality leaders of tomorrow.