Commonwealth

MNA: Dallas-based Tenet Health Care Announces Third Quarter Profits of $448 Million and Revenues of $4 Billion While Denying Patients and the Worcester Community Access to Needed Beds & Services at St. Vincent Hospital

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 7:57pm

Tenet's approach violates long accepted standards for the conclusion of a work stoppage and jeopardizes the safety of the patients who will be subject to care from more inexperienced replacement staff,"the lawmakers wrote.

Key Points: 
  • Tenet's approach violates long accepted standards for the conclusion of a work stoppage and jeopardizes the safety of the patients who will be subject to care from more inexperienced replacement staff,"the lawmakers wrote.
  • The hospital's proposal also called for the nurses to retract all the unfair labor practice charges, opening the door for Tenet to continue its efforts to retaliate against the striking nurses.
  • Without an agreement, the strike will continue as the nurses continue to work with all relevant entities find a way to move the process to a just resolution.
  • Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association is the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings, LLC Announces Results of Offer to Repurchase Its 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2023

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 2:18pm

Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings, LLC (MIC or the Company) (NYSE: MIC) today announced the results of its offer to repurchase for cash (the Offer to Repurchase) any and all of its 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (the Notes).

Key Points: 
  • Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings, LLC (MIC or the Company) (NYSE: MIC) today announced the results of its offer to repurchase for cash (the Offer to Repurchase) any and all of its 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (the Notes).
  • The Offer to Repurchase expired at midnight, New York City time, on October 21, 2021 (the Expiration Date).
  • As of the expiration of the Offer to Repurchase, $26,947,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes, representing approximately 79.8% of the total Notes outstanding, were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to the Offer to Repurchase.
  • This press release does not constitute an offer to purchase, a solicitation of an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell securities.

Pink Elephant Wins Xplor's 2021 Application of The Year Award for Graphic Novel Project with Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 1:15pm

WESTFORD, Mass., Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pink Elephant Productions , a marketing consulting company, won the Xplor's 2021 Application of the Year Award for its Quest for Independence Campaign with Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB).

Key Points: 
  • WESTFORD, Mass., Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pink Elephant Productions , a marketing consulting company, won the Xplor's 2021 Application of the Year Award for its Quest for Independence Campaign with Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB).
  • The Application of the Year Award is presented to companies demonstrating high achievement in the innovative document design category with distinctive implementation of design, accessibility, and communication technology.
  • "The graphic novel approach allowed us to create a storyline that humanizes the Pre-ETS content in a way that appeals to our demographic.
  • To learn more about Massachusetts Commission for the Blind & The Quest for Independence project, visit https://mcb-questforindependence.com/
    Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry.

Day 2 Antigen Test: Lateral Flow Test To Replace RT-PCR For Those Fully Vaccinated

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:42pm

LONDON, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International passengers who are double jabbed and travelling from a non-red list country will benefit from the upcoming change to the rules for travelling. The lateral flow tests, also known as the rapid antigen test, are replacing the RT-PCR for those eligible from the 24th October, 2021. Harley Medic International, approved by the Government, provides fast and affordable rapid antigen test kits for pre-departure tests when travelling abroad from England to 'on arrival' tests for Day 2, with reliable results and a verified certificate. The cost of the rapid antigen test is expected to be less than half the cost of the RT-PCR for about £29 making it an efficient alternative.

Key Points: 
  • The lateral flow tests, also known as the rapid antigen test, are replacing the RT-PCR for those eligible from the 24th October, 2021.
  • Travellers can book an antigen test with Harley Medic International by clicking - "rapid antigen test" .
  • Travellers can book a pre-departure test or a day 2 antigen test by clicking - "rapid antigen test".
  • The Test to Release Scheme (Day 5) can be used by booking a test specifically for the same through a private provider.

Day 2 Antigen Test: Lateral Flow Test To Replace RT-PCR For Those Fully Vaccinated

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:30pm

The lateral flow tests, also known as the rapid antigen test, are replacing the RT-PCR for those eligible from the 24th October, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • The lateral flow tests, also known as the rapid antigen test, are replacing the RT-PCR for those eligible from the 24th October, 2021.
  • Travellers can book an antigen test with Harley Medic International by clicking - "rapid antigen test" .
  • Travellers can book a pre-departure test or a day 2 antigen test by clicking - "rapid antigen test".
  • The Test to Release Scheme (Day 5) can be used by booking a test specifically for the same through a private provider.

Macquarie Asset Management Acquires Alternative Investment Firm Central Park Group, Further Strengthening Commitment to Providing Alternative Investment Solutions to High-Net-Worth Investors

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10:31pm

We have long admired Central Park Groups track record of innovation and success in delivering alternative solutions to individual investors.

Key Points: 
  • We have long admired Central Park Groups track record of innovation and success in delivering alternative solutions to individual investors.
  • Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) offers a diverse range of products including securities investment management, infrastructure and real asset management, and fund and equity-based structured products.
  • Macquarie Investment Management (MIM) is the marketing name for certain companies comprising the asset management division of Macquarie Group.
  • These include the following investment advisers: Macquarie Investment Management Business Trust (MIMBT), Macquarie Funds Management Hong Kong Limited, Macquarie Investment Management Austria Kapitalanlage AG, Macquarie Investment Management Global Limited, Macquarie Investment Management Europe Limited, and Macquarie Investment Management Europe S.A.
    Other than Macquarie Bank Limited (MBL), none of the entities noted are authorized deposit-taking institutions for the purposes of the Banking Act 1959 (Commonwealth of Australia).

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Pro-Worker Package

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 9:20pm

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a package that recognizes workers' rights on the job.

Key Points: 
  • Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a package that recognizes workers' rights on the job.
  • The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO issued the following statements:
    "We are interested in the Governor's announcement today.
  • The movement to secure rights for workers is on the rise, and this package of regulations is a testament to the power of our message.
  • The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO proudly supports the Governor's agenda to protect workers' rights.

Amazon Opens New Robotics Facility in the U.S. with Over 200 New Manufacturing Jobs

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:30pm

The new facility will expand Amazon Robotics manufacturing capability in the U.S. and Amazons growth in the regionand has created over 200 new manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts.

Key Points: 
  • The new facility will expand Amazon Robotics manufacturing capability in the U.S. and Amazons growth in the regionand has created over 200 new manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts.
  • Amazon began introducing robotics into its facilities in 2012 and has since added over a million new jobs worldwide.
  • With this new site, Amazon Robotics will continue to grow its engineering, manufacturing, support, and test teams in Massachusetts.
  • The 350,000-square-foot facility will feature corporate offices, research and development labs, and manufacturing spacein addition to Amazon Robotics current site in North Reading, Massachusetts.

Canada Post honours the soldiers of Valour Road

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

Bestowed on fewer than 100 Canadians since 1856, the Victoria Cross is the Commonwealth's highest military decoration for bravery in combat.

Key Points: 
  • Bestowed on fewer than 100 Canadians since 1856, the Victoria Cross is the Commonwealth's highest military decoration for bravery in combat.
  • Pine Street, where these three men once lived, was renamed Valour Road in 1925, in dedication to their courage and sacrifices in the First World War.
  • The soldiers of Valour Road symbolize all those who served in the First World War a horrific conflict that claimed roughly 61,000 Canadian lives and the selflessness of all Canadian veterans and service members.
  • Learn more about these soldiers through the following resources:

Greentown Labs, Saint-Gobain, and MassCEC Announce the Healthy Buildings Challenge Startup Participants

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

"When we opened the Healthy Buildings Challenge, we wanted to recognize the significant role healthy buildings will play in improving the sustainability of the built environment and promoting occupant wellbeing," said Minas Apelian, Vice President, External and Internal Venturing, Saint-Gobain.

Key Points: 
  • "When we opened the Healthy Buildings Challenge, we wanted to recognize the significant role healthy buildings will play in improving the sustainability of the built environment and promoting occupant wellbeing," said Minas Apelian, Vice President, External and Internal Venturing, Saint-Gobain.
  • "Congratulations to the startups on their selection to the programwe can't wait to see the positive milestones they'll achieve throughout the Healthy Buildings Challenge!"
  • "The startups participating in the Healthy Buildings Challenge are poised to make tremendous progress in improving both the comfort and the efficiency of the buildings where we live and work.
  • Greentown Labs, Saint-Gobain, and MassCEC hosted a kickoff for The Healthy Buildings Challenge on Oct. 6, 2021; a recording of the event can be viewed here .