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Galápagos Conservancy, Galápagos National Park Expand Partnership

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 3:13am

SANTA CRUZ, Galpagos, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Galpagos Conservancy and the Galpagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) have announced the launch of Iniciativa Galpagos, a major expansion of their decade-long partnership to protect and restore the Galpagos Islands.

Key Points: 
  • SANTA CRUZ, Galpagos, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Galpagos Conservancy and the Galpagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) have announced the launch of Iniciativa Galpagos, a major expansion of their decade-long partnership to protect and restore the Galpagos Islands.
  • "After more than 10 years of collaboration with Galpagos Conservancy, we are thrilled that this agreement strengthens our partnership to restoring the ecosystems of Galpagos through the management of populations of Giant Tortoises, Pink Land Iguanas, and other priority species," said Danny Rueda, Director of the Galpagos National Park Directorate.
  • About Galpagos Conservancy: Since 1986, Galpagos Conservancy has helped protect the unique biodiversity and ecosystems of Galpagos by supporting research, conservation, outreach, and building a sustainable society.
  • The Galpagos Conservancy and the Galpagos National Park Directorate work together on the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative -- a collaborative effort to restore tortoise populations to their historical distribution and numbers across Galpagos.

US Veteran Recounts His Personal Story of Sexual Assault and Wants to Help Others in Need

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:43am

Mujahid's work is based on his experiences with rape and intimidation while serving in the U.S. Army in 1978.

Key Points: 
  • Mujahid's work is based on his experiences with rape and intimidation while serving in the U.S. Army in 1978.
  • Although not for the faint of heart, Mujahid's work is both a necessary and important analysis of the crimes that can occur within the U.S. military.
  • While Mujahid's story is wholly his, The Arrrrticle of XXXII is also a powerful commentary about male sexual assault and the social pressures that men face while reporting rape.
  • He hopes to inspire others by sharing his story and raising awareness about how sexual assault is treated in the armed forces.

Blume Global now runs logistics operating platform natively on Google Cloud

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:55pm

Customers that use Blume's digital operating platform with Blume Maps can access these solutions from a cloud-native platform.

Key Points: 
  • Customers that use Blume's digital operating platform with Blume Maps can access these solutions from a cloud-native platform.
  • Blume's digital supply chain operating platform with Blume Maps, a digital twin of the supply chain, was born on GCP in 2018.
  • "We're pleased that Blume has chosen to run its platform on Google Cloud and provide customers with the solutions they need to succeed."
  • "At Blume, we're building the digital supply chain operating platform for the next 50 years, and our partnership with Google Cloud Platform has enabled that mission."

New DFO agreement with four Mi'kmaq bands to fish within season a new step to increase commercial fisheries

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:43pm

However, the process for the agreements, which is reshaping the management of the commercial fishery, is flawed because commercial fishing organizations are completely excluded from direct talks between Indigenous leaders and DFO.

Key Points: 
  • However, the process for the agreements, which is reshaping the management of the commercial fishery, is flawed because commercial fishing organizations are completely excluded from direct talks between Indigenous leaders and DFO.
  • "Commercial fishing organizations must have a seat at the table on fishery management."
  • DFO also needs to be much more transparent on its long-term plans and objectives for the commercial fishery.
  • Decisions on the management of the fishery need to be both science-based, transparent and based on respectful dialogue between DFO, Indigenous leaders and commercial fishing organizations.

Chromatic Black Launches National “Keep Black Love Alive” Campaign with a Pop-Up Celebration at Washington Park with Morehouse and Spelman College Alumni

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 10:00pm

Chromatic Black launches Keep Black Love Alive - a national storytelling and story-catching campaign aimed at addressing the consequences of truth decay.

Key Points: 
  • Chromatic Black launches Keep Black Love Alive - a national storytelling and story-catching campaign aimed at addressing the consequences of truth decay.
  • Campaign partners include Public Health Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, Partners for Southern Equity, CEO Swag and RISE.
  • Against the backdrop of cancelled Morehouse and Spelman College homecoming activities due to the surge in coronavirus infections, the Keep Black Love Alive campaign kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, October 16, from 9 AM to 6 PM ET at Washington Park in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • The Washington Park pop-up clinic kicks off Chromatic Blacks Keep Black Love Alive campaign.

First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund Issues Notice Regarding October 2021 Distribution

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:30pm

(2) The Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital.

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  • (2) The Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital.
  • A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund's investment performance and should not be confused with "yield" or "income."
  • The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.
  • First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") is a federally registered investment advisor and serves as the Fund's investment advisor.

Voya Equity Closed End Funds Declare Distributions

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:30pm

Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today the monthly distribution on the common shares of one of its closed-end funds.

Key Points: 
  • Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today the monthly distribution on the common shares of one of its closed-end funds.
  • There can be no assurance that a Fund will be able to declare a distribution in each period.
  • The Funds distributions will normally reflect past and projected net investment income, and may include income from dividends and interest, capital gains and/or a return of capital.
  • The tax character of the Fund's option strategy is largely determined by movements in, and gain and loss realizations in the underlying equity portfolio.

Wilshire Phoenix's wShares and FLX Distribution Announce Strategic Partnership

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 5:07pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilshire Phoenix today unveiled a strategic partnership with FLX Distribution - bringing a proven and efficient distribution solution to its recently listed wShares Enhanced Gold ETF (NYSE Arca: WGLD).

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilshire Phoenix today unveiled a strategic partnership with FLX Distribution - bringing a proven and efficient distribution solution to its recently listed wShares Enhanced Gold ETF (NYSE Arca: WGLD).
  • "Joining forces with FLX allows us to exponentially scale up sales and distribution in a powerful manner with a trusted partner.
  • "WGLD marks significant innovation for commodities-based ETFs," said Jillian DelSignore, Managing Director, Head of Advisor Sales at FLX Distribution.
  • This offering enables FLX Distribution to be a holistic one-stop distribution solution for asset managers while acting as the "Consultant to the Advisor."

Podcast Shares Stories and Strategies of Leaders Building Resilience and Transformation in Coal Communities and Beyond

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 4:00pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hosted by business owner Christine Gyovai, the Collective Resilience: We Rise podcast shares stories and strategies that inspire action to build resilience and community transformation.

Key Points: 
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hosted by business owner Christine Gyovai, the Collective Resilience: We Rise podcast shares stories and strategies that inspire action to build resilience and community transformation.
  • The podcast launched in summer 2021 with episodes featuring the catalyzing efforts of community leaders from the Navajo Nation to the mountains of Appalachia.
  • The Collective Resilience: We Rise podcast explores the ways leaders are creating positive, lasting change, drawing inspiration from other communities and forging their own paths of transformation and resilience.
  • They need to know their voice matters and that they have the inspiration, agency and ability to transform their communities.

Firstmark Credit Union Announces Multi-Year Partnership with San Antonio Spurs

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 4:00pm

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Firstmark Credit Union is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with the five-time NBA championship San Antonio Spurs.

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  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Firstmark Credit Union is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with the five-time NBA championship San Antonio Spurs.
  • "We are thrilled to partner with a high caliber organization such as our hometown San Antonio Spurs," says Nathanael Tarwasokono, president and CEO of Firstmark Credit Union.
  • RC Buford, CEO of SS&E, and Nathanael Tarwasokono, president and CEO of Firstmark Credit Union, launched the partnership speaking together at a Firstmark all-staff event on Monday.
  • The Firstmark story began in 1932 at Fox Tech High School where ten teachers signed a charter to form the San Antonio Teachers Credit Union.