Public Policy

Timothy Hatch, MPA, REHS, Honored with Walter F. Snyder Environmental Health Award

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Friday, July 19, 2024

NSF , a global public health and safety organization, and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) today announced Timothy Hatch, MPA, REHS as the 2024 recipient of the Walter F. Snyder Environmental Health Award.

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  • NSF , a global public health and safety organization, and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) today announced Timothy Hatch, MPA, REHS as the 2024 recipient of the Walter F. Snyder Environmental Health Award.
  • The award recognizes Hatch for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of environmental and public health.
  • In collaboration with the World Health Organization, he was the sole environmental health expert on a group tasked with creating a Public Health Scorecard for resilient cities.
  • Snyder Award nominations are open to the public, with recipients selected by a panel of environmental health leaders.

Prime Loses Motion; Will Face PBM Price-fixing Arbitration Brought by AHF

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Friday, July 19, 2024

In June 2023, AHF defeated Prime’s previous attempt to end the entire case, and AHF was allowed to proceed against Prime on claims of antitrust violations, price-fixing with ESI, and other civil wrongs.

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  • In June 2023, AHF defeated Prime’s previous attempt to end the entire case, and AHF was allowed to proceed against Prime on claims of antitrust violations, price-fixing with ESI, and other civil wrongs.
  • Earlier this summer, Prime moved for summary adjudication seeking to have the remaining five claims dismissed, and Arbitrator Widman denied motion.
  • Since 2020, AHF has filled hundreds of thousands of drug prescriptions for patients whose PBM is Prime.
  • “AHF continues to have real reason to fear that we may face retaliation from Prime (and ESI) for exposing the price fixing,” added Eisenberg.

California Marketplace Renews Knightscope Contract for 6th Year

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Knightscope, Inc. [Nasdaq: KSCP] (“Knightscope” or the “Company”), an innovator in robotics and artificial intelligence (“AI”) technologies focused on public safety, today announces another client that has renewed its contract for the 6th consecutive year.

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  • Knightscope, Inc. [Nasdaq: KSCP] (“Knightscope” or the “Company”), an innovator in robotics and artificial intelligence (“AI”) technologies focused on public safety, today announces another client that has renewed its contract for the 6th consecutive year.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240719888664/en/
    California Marketplace Renews Knightscope Contract for 6th Year (Photo: Business Wire)
    The client originally deployed with only one K5 in 2019 to improve safety due to consistent vehicle break-ins and was one of the first to collaborate with its local police department to share information in an effort to positively impact the community.
  • Quarterly business reviews revealed that the presence of Knightscope technologies has eliminated night-time vehicle break-ins, and that reported thefts have dropped significantly.
  • As a result, the client is extremely satisfied with Knightscope service because the area is safer for both vendors and visitors to enjoy the market.

American Water Provides Wills for First Responders, Pro Bono Will Preparation Service with Inaugural Event in Norristown

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Yesterday, American Water announced its new Wills for First Responders service, which offers pro bono, one-time basic estate planning legal services to first responders within the company’s service area.

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  • Yesterday, American Water announced its new Wills for First Responders service, which offers pro bono, one-time basic estate planning legal services to first responders within the company’s service area.
  • The inaugural event, held in conjunction with Pennsylvania American Water and national law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP , took place at the Norristown municipal building and benefited 30 local first responders.
  • The process culminated with in-person meetings among American Water, Morgan Lewis and participating first responders yesterday in Norristown, PA, where the documents were reviewed, signed and notarized.
  • “Everyone was very clear and helpful along the process.”
    Through the pro bono program, American Water provides several basic estate planning service options, including wills, financial power of attorney and health care power of attorney/living will.

Mercedes-Benz USA and Safe Kids Worldwide Launch Clifford Takes a Ride and Kick Off National Book and Safety Tour

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Yesterday, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and Safe Kids Worldwide, one of its national nonprofit partners, launched a new children’s book, Clifford Takes a Ride, in collaboration with Scholastic.

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  • Yesterday, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and Safe Kids Worldwide, one of its national nonprofit partners, launched a new children’s book, Clifford Takes a Ride, in collaboration with Scholastic.
  • MBUSA and Safe Kids Worldwide will distribute 30,000 free copies of the book to families across the country through Mercedes-Benz dealerships and Safe Kids Worldwide coalitions.
  • This book and safety tour is part of MBUSA’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Driving Your Future, which aims to empower the next generation.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240719520853/en/
    Mercedes-Benz USA and Safe Kids Worldwide launch Clifford Takes a Ride, an educational children’s book about passenger and pedestrian road safety, and kick off national book and safety tour.

BigBear.ai to Report Second Quarter 2024 Results on August 1, 2024

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

BigBear.ai (NYSE: BBAI), a leading technology provider of AI for enterprise and defense, today announced that it will publish its second quarter earnings release on Thursday, August 1, 2024, at approximately 4:15 pm ET.

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  • BigBear.ai (NYSE: BBAI), a leading technology provider of AI for enterprise and defense, today announced that it will publish its second quarter earnings release on Thursday, August 1, 2024, at approximately 4:15 pm ET.
  • The earnings release can be accessed on the Company’s investor relations website: https://ir.bigbear.ai .
  • While BigBear.ai will not host an earnings call for this announcement, a shareholder letter from the CEO will again be provided.

Granite to Enhance Safety and Efficiency on Iconic SR33 in Kern County, California

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Granite (NYSE:GVA) has been awarded an approximately $27 million contract by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to widen shoulders and resurface a 19-mile stretch of State Route 33 (SR33) in Kern County, California.

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  • Granite (NYSE:GVA) has been awarded an approximately $27 million contract by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to widen shoulders and resurface a 19-mile stretch of State Route 33 (SR33) in Kern County, California.
  • Spanning 19 miles from the SR33/SR46 intersection at Blackwells Corner to just north of McKittrick, the project will enhance road safety and driving conditions for all users.
  • This project utilizes 115,160 tons of HMA, a critical project feature, supplied by Granite’s Solari Sand and Gravel facility in Kern County.
  • “This project builds on the successful completion of many projects in Kern County over the past 50 years,” said Larry Camilleri, Granite Vice President of Regional Operations.

Port Houston Regular Commission Meeting

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold its Regular Monthly Meeting on Monday, July 22, 2024, beginning at 9:15 a.m. in the boardroom of the Port Houston Executive Office Building, located at 111 East Loop North, Houston, TX 77029.

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  • The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold its Regular Monthly Meeting on Monday, July 22, 2024, beginning at 9:15 a.m. in the boardroom of the Port Houston Executive Office Building, located at 111 East Loop North, Houston, TX 77029.
  • On this same date, the Port Houston Pension and Benefits Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m. or immediately following or thereafter the adjournment of the Regular Monthly meeting.
  • The next Port Commission Regular Monthly Meeting is on Tuesday, September 24, 2024.
  • The Port Commission does not have a Regular Monthly Meeting planned for August.

AHF Welcomes Philadelphia’s Siloam to HIV Care Network

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Siloam is AHF’s 14th affiliate and its first in Philadelphia, PA.

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  • Siloam is AHF’s 14th affiliate and its first in Philadelphia, PA.
    Siloam , co-founded by Sister Bernadette Kinniry in 1995, empowers people living with HIV through therapy and mindfulness.
  • Siloam offers support and discussion groups, one-on-one counseling, bodywork services, retreats, and prevention programs for youth ages 13 to 24.
  • In 2023, Siloam released “ Living Positive ,” a findhelp documentary showcasing the transformative power of collective support and resilience for people living with HIV.
  • “We are thrilled to have Siloam Wellness on board.”
    The AHF Federation is committed to HIV/AIDS education, prevention, advocacy, medical treatment, and support for underserved populations nationwide.

Tyler Technologies Named to America’s Best Midsize Companies List

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

(NYSE: TYL) was recently recognized on the inaugural list of TIME’s “ America’s Best Midsize Companies 2024 .” This award marks the first time Tyler has been included on this list.

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  • (NYSE: TYL) was recently recognized on the inaugural list of TIME’s “ America’s Best Midsize Companies 2024 .” This award marks the first time Tyler has been included on this list.
  • “It is an honor to be recognized by TIME as one of America’s best midsize companies.
  • This recognition showcases our reputation as a responsible and innovative company,” states Lynn Moore, president and CEO of Tyler.
  • Tyler was recognized as one of 500 midsize companies in various industries, including banking and financial services, business services and supplies, information technology, transportation, professional services, and hospitality.