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Ohio Landowners Accuse Ascent Resources of Substantially Underpaying Royalties for Oil and Gas Leases

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:30pm

Ohio landowners filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Ascent Resources Utica, LLC substantially underpaid royalties for oil and gas drilling for years.

Key Points: 
  • Ohio landowners filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Ascent Resources Utica, LLC substantially underpaid royalties for oil and gas drilling for years.
  • This landmark ruling marks one of the first cases in which an Ohio court has certified a class action regarding the underpayment of oil and gas royalties.
  • Attorneys from Fields, Dehmlow & Vessels and Gibbs Law Group are actively reviewing potential claims on behalf of additional landowners throughout Ohio who may have been underpaid for oil & gas royalties.
  • The lawsuit alleges that Ascent systematically over-charges landowners for post-production expenses such as gathering, compression, processing of liquids, and pipeline transportation charges.

Virtual Continuing Medical Education conference for physicians and executive leaders set for October

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 5:15pm

This collaborative session will emphasize vital tools for physicians and executives as they lead change to realize organizational, financial, operational and clinical performance.

Key Points: 
  • This collaborative session will emphasize vital tools for physicians and executives as they lead change to realize organizational, financial, operational and clinical performance.
  • "We have prepared a meaningful discussion for physicians and executives about leading with self-awareness, building teams with trust, and fostering a healthy organizational culture."
  • "Today's financial pressures, value-based care and risk-sharing requires executives and physicians to work together in dyads and triads to effectively create and execute strategy.
  • LLI helps health care organizations equip physicians and executives to efficiently maneuver and position the organization for future success.

Government Wakes up to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2:53pm

Language in this bill suggests that $28 Billion in funding will come from enforcing tax-reporting requirements on cryptocurrency brokers.

Key Points: 
  • Language in this bill suggests that $28 Billion in funding will come from enforcing tax-reporting requirements on cryptocurrency brokers.
  • A cryptocurrency broker is anyone who buys or sells cryptocurrency.
  • This fall, the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) (www.gbaglobal.org) has partnered with a coalition of blockchain associations to present Blockchain & Infrastructure, a two-day hybrid event coupling an educational seminar with a networking reception.
  • As the debate over blockchain and cryptocurrency torches through Congress, one thing is crystal clear: government regulation of this technology is on the table NOW.

Edmit and Ascent Funding Partner to Help the Next Generation of College Students Succeed Financially

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

Ascent, the nation's leading outcomes-based lender, joins other partners of Edmit including Jump$tart and AFCPE to help more students access college with less debt.

Key Points: 
  • Ascent, the nation's leading outcomes-based lender, joins other partners of Edmit including Jump$tart and AFCPE to help more students access college with less debt.
  • We are excited to partner with Edmit as they help close a critical gap by preparing high school students to select a college with the right financial fit."
  • Ascent is providing high school students and their families with complimentary access to Edmit Plus , which uses a student's academic merits and family finances to provide data-driven recommendations on college affordability.
  • Working together with Edmit, we can help more high school students make more informed financial decisions with respect to college."

Ascent Solar Receives $5M In First Tranche of BD 1 Funding

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:00am

THORNTON, CO, Sept. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire – Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (Ascent Solar” or the “Company”) (OTCMKTS: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, lightweight, flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, is pleased to announce that the Company has received $5M from BD 1 Investment Holding, LLC (“BD 1”), the largest stakeholder of Ascent Solar, as the first tranche of a $10M funding commitment pursuant to the securities purchase agreement dated August 2nd, 2021 (SPA).

Key Points: 
  • Management anticipates the second tranche of $5M to be funded by BD 1 on or before October 31st, 2021.
  • Management indicated that this tranche of capital should enable Ascent Solar to concentrate primarily on capacity ramp-up, technological improvements and a sales development strategy.
  • We are confident that Ascent Solar will become a commercially viable solar company, and a market leader in the high value specialty, PV solar marketspace.
  • Mr. Lee concluded, BD 1 works closely with a group of successful and well-heeled German investors who hold a controlling interest in Ascent Solar, who not only understand the solar marketspace, but have identified Ascent Solar as the industrys future market leader.

Orion’s New Mandate: Close the Investor Behavior Gap

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 4:00pm

From the floor of its first in-person user conference in two years, Orion Advisor Solutions announced its vision for the future of financial advice: a connected wealthtech and investment powerhouse, designed to drive advisor growth and close the investor behavior gap.

Key Points: 
  • From the floor of its first in-person user conference in two years, Orion Advisor Solutions announced its vision for the future of financial advice: a connected wealthtech and investment powerhouse, designed to drive advisor growth and close the investor behavior gap.
  • Orion Planning, Orions intuitive financial planning and client experience software, will soon include behavioral finance workflows to bucket investor finances into three broad goals: Protect, Live, and Dream.
  • To further connect investor assets with their priorities, Orions new 3D Risk Profile will work hand-in-hand with the risk analytics engine of HiddenLevers.
  • Orions focus on the behavior gap extends to value-added services that improve client engagement and offer advisors a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Associa Real Property Management Selected to Manage The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 9:22pm

Dublin, OH, Aug. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Real Property Management was selected to manage The Ascent at Roeblings Bridge in Covington, KY.

Key Points: 
  • Dublin, OH, Aug. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Real Property Management was selected to manage The Ascent at Roeblings Bridge in Covington, KY.
  • The Ascent at Roeblings Bridge is dedicated to delivering the ultimate resident experience.
  • Associa Real Property Managementcontinues to grow our client base by focusing on providing exceptional customer services combined with expertise and best practices to every valued community we serve.
  • With more than 200 branch offices across North America, Associa delivers unsurpassed management and lifestyle services to nearly five million residents worldwide.

Ascent Protein Launches New Plant-Based Protein with Whole Foods Market

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 1:59pm

Ascent's Plant Protein is suitable for vegans and made from a unique blend of three plant protein sources pea, sunflower & pumpkin.

Key Points: 
  • Ascent's Plant Protein is suitable for vegans and made from a unique blend of three plant protein sources pea, sunflower & pumpkin.
  • Ascent Plant Protein is formulated to provide 4g of BCAAs, including 2g of leucine the key amino acid to stimulate muscle protein synthesis.
  • Additionally, Ascent conducted third-party consumer research and confirmed that their plant-based protein is significantly preferred in taste against the market leader.
  • "We are thrilled to partner with Whole Foods on the new line of Ascent plant-based protein.

READOUT: SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman meets with Leaders in Women-Owned Small Business Community

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 9:57pm

Washington, Aug. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, August 9, U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and Assistant Administrator Natalie Madeira Cofield joined investors in women-owned small businesses for a webinar on engagement and improving access to assistance for women entrepreneurs.

Key Points: 
  • Washington, Aug. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, August 9, U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and Assistant Administrator Natalie Madeira Cofield joined investors in women-owned small businesses for a webinar on engagement and improving access to assistance for women entrepreneurs.
  • During the virtual gathering, leaders of the women-owned small business investment community discussed updates on SBA's programs and initiatives supporting investment and innovation for women entrepreneurs.
  • In 2020, only 2.3 percent of funding went to women-led startups and women comprise a mere 12 percent of the decision makers at venture capital firms, said Administrator Guzman.
  • SBA's National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, September 13-15, 2021: National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Registration (onlinexperiences.com)
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Ascent Solar Announces Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 11:00am

THORNTON, CO, Aug. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTC-PK: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, lightweight, and flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • THORNTON, CO, Aug. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTC-PK: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, lightweight, and flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.
  • Second Quarter 2021 Financial Summary:
    Net revenue increased 660% to $0.38MM compared to $0.05MM in the second quarter of 2020.
  • Net loss widened to $1.7MM, an increase of 25% compared to a net loss of $1.36MM in the second quarter of 2020.
  • Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules using flexible substrate materials that are more versatile and rugged than traditional solar panels.