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Tencent Cloud Launches Global V+ Challenge In Line With Digitalization Trends

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 8:16am

In view of these developments, Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of Tencent, today announced the launch of a new initiative called V+ Challenge (Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge for V+ Real-Time Internet), a global audio/ video solutions contest that calls on participants to innovate on use cases and best practices based on Tencent Cloud's high-quality audio and video cloud technologies.

Key Points: 
  • In view of these developments, Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of Tencent, today announced the launch of a new initiative called V+ Challenge (Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge for V+ Real-Time Internet), a global audio/ video solutions contest that calls on participants to innovate on use cases and best practices based on Tencent Cloud's high-quality audio and video cloud technologies.
  • Tencent Cloud has also been supporting 90% of China's audio and video customers in their cloud-based innovation.
  • For overseas businesses, Tencent Cloud has adapted targeted, localized technology and algorithms to meet the unique needs of individual regions and markets.
  • Tencent Cloud is Tencent's cloud services brand, providing industry-leading cloud products and services to organizations and enterprises across the world.

TEA and AECOM's definitive global attraction attendance report shows industry resilience in 2020 and the beginnings of recovery

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 4:00am

This annual, calendar-year study is produced by collaboration of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the Economics practice at AECOM.

Key Points: 
  • This annual, calendar-year study is produced by collaboration of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the Economics practice at AECOM.
  • TEA values its continuing partnership with AECOM and the ability to provide this valuable resource to our business community."
  • The report charts and discusses the effects of the pandemic on the industry in 2020 and the subsequent signs of recovery and heightened innovation already begun.
  • In the Asia-Pacific region, the top 20 theme parks saw attendance numbers drop a total of -58% in 2020.

BASF honored with the 2021 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:07pm

BASF is among this year's 33 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award winners and was honored for outstanding achievement in the design and manufacture of products with safer chemicals, which furthers outstanding or innovative source reduction.

Key Points: 
  • BASF is among this year's 33 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award winners and was honored for outstanding achievement in the design and manufacture of products with safer chemicals, which furthers outstanding or innovative source reduction.
  • BASF wins 2021 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award for third consecutive time.
  • To qualify for the Safer Choice label, a product must meet EPA's Safer Choice Standard, which includes stringent human and environmental health criteria.
  • More information on the 2021 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners, and summaries of their accomplishments are available at: http://www.epa.gov/saferchoice/safer-choice-partner-year-awards .

Gentherm Announces Global Sales and Strategy Leadership Changes

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:30pm

NORTHVILLE, Mich., Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gentherm (NASDAQ: THRM), a global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, today announced executive leadership changes in how the Company is organized and operates, effective October 1, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Jaymi Wilson named Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Corporate Communications
    Jaymi Wilson has been named Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Corporate Communications.
  • In this expanded leadership role, she will be responsible for leading the global sales organization where she will implement strategy to expand Gentherms customer base and optimize financial performance.
  • Wilson will assume responsibility of global sales from Paul Giberson, who has elected to depart Gentherm after an accomplished career as a senior sales leader to launch a new endeavor.
  • Eyler added, I would like to thank Paul for his leadership and commitment to Gentherm over the past 15 years.

Visa Promotes Kelly Mahon Tullier to Vice Chair, Chief People and Administrative Officer and Julie Rottenberg to Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:00pm

Visa (NYSE: V) today announced the promotion of two senior company leaders: Kelly Mahon Tullier to Vice Chair, Chief People and Administrative Officer and Julie Rottenberg to Executive Vice President, General Counsel.

Key Points: 
  • Visa (NYSE: V) today announced the promotion of two senior company leaders: Kelly Mahon Tullier to Vice Chair, Chief People and Administrative Officer and Julie Rottenberg to Executive Vice President, General Counsel.
  • Kelly and Julie are proven leaders, and I am thrilled to see them both continue to broaden their impact at Visa, said Al Kelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Visa.
  • Tullier joined Visa in June 2014 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
  • Prior to joining Visa, Tullier worked at PepsiCo, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.

Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces More than $150 Million of Deleveraging

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:30pm

With the transactions announced today resulting in more than $150 million of deleveraging, the Company has demonstrated its commitment to focusing on debt reduction as a primary use of near-term cash.

Key Points: 
  • With the transactions announced today resulting in more than $150 million of deleveraging, the Company has demonstrated its commitment to focusing on debt reduction as a primary use of near-term cash.
  • Rayonier Advanced Materials is a global leader of cellulose-based technologies, including high purity cellulose specialties, a natural polymer commonly found in filters, food, pharmaceuticals and other industrial applications.
  • With manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and France, Rayonier Advanced Materials generated approximately $1.3 billion of revenues during 2020 and currently employs approximately 2,500 people.
  • Rayonier Advanced Materials assumes no obligation to update these statements except as is required by law.

Anthony Semedo Joins CryoLife Board of Directors

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:25pm

ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading cardiac and vascular surgery company focused on aortic disease, announced today the appointment of Anthony "Tony" Semedo to its Board of Directors effective October 1, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading cardiac and vascular surgery company focused on aortic disease, announced today the appointment of Anthony "Tony" Semedo to its Board of Directors effective October 1, 2021.
  • "We are thrilled to welcome Tony, a leader in the aortic space, to our board of directors," commented Pat Mackin, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Mr. Semedo stated, "I am very excited to join CryoLife as the company continues to grow as a dominant force within the aortic space.
  • Mr. Semedo received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

ImmunoGen Appoints Helen M. Thackray, MD to its Board of Directors

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:01pm

ImmunoGen Inc. (Nasdaq: IMGN), a leader in the expanding field of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of Helen M. Thackray, MD, FAAP to its Board of Directors.

Key Points: 
  • ImmunoGen Inc. (Nasdaq: IMGN), a leader in the expanding field of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of Helen M. Thackray, MD, FAAP to its Board of Directors.
  • "Helen joins ImmunoGen's Board of Directors at an exciting time, as we advance multiple programs in the clinic and transform ImmunoGen into a fully integrated oncology company with the potential to launch two innovative ADCs next year," said Stephen McCluski, ImmunoGen's Chairman of the Board of Directors.
  • Dr. Thackray has over 25 years of biopharmaceutical, clinical research, and bench research experience.
  • Dr. Thackray stated, "ImmunoGen has established a leadership position in ADCs and built a strong pipeline targeting solid tumors and hematologic malignancies.

Hard Rock International Tops Forbes Best-In-State Employers 2021 List in New Jersey and Florida

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 8:35pm

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes has distinguished Hard Rock International among America's Best Employers by State, ranking #1 employer out of 90 companies in the state of New Jersey and ranking #2 out of 100 companies in Florida.

Key Points: 
  • HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes has distinguished Hard Rock International among America's Best Employers by State, ranking #1 employer out of 90 companies in the state of New Jersey and ranking #2 out of 100 companies in Florida.
  • "It is a tremendous honor to receive this prestigious ranking from Forbes, especially as the results were driven by our valued team members," said David Carroll, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Hard Rock International.
  • In addition to this award, Forbes recently named Hard Rock International as one of the Best Employers for New Grads and America's Best Large Employers, earning the highest ranking among companies in the "Travel & Leisure" industry.
  • In 2020, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine's Best Employers for Diversity and a Top Employer for Women.

Creators' Legal Takes Flight: First-ever Legal Platform For the Creator Economy

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 7:53pm

Creators' Legal offers a multitude of specific contracts, all of which have been drafted by experienced content and media lawyers, as well as the tools content creators need to keep up with the ever-changing creator landscape.  Deals can be papered, executed and stored in a digital briefcase in minutes for a completely affordable price -- be it a one-off or yearly subscription.

Key Points: 
  • "Never before in history has it been easier to be a content creator," said Farber.
  • What has not kept pace is the affordability and ease in which content creators can protect their rights and interests.
  • Creators' Legal was co-founded by Phil Alberstat, a long-time entertainment lawyer, industry executive and author of the Content Creators' Handbook.
  • Virginia Longmuir, former General Counsel at Rat Pac Entertainment, LLC and legal counsel at Lakeshore Entertainment, serves as Senior Vice President at Creators' Legal.