International relations

Ford: Virtual Annual Shareholder Meeting Details

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 9:00pm

b'Ford Motor Company will host its 2021 annual meeting of shareholders at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 13.

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  • b'Ford Motor Company will host its 2021 annual meeting of shareholders at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 13.
  • Shareholders can listen, vote and submit questions by logging in at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/FORD2021 .\nFord Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide.
  • For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com .\nFor news releases, related materials and high-resolution photos and video, visit www.media.ford.com .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005635/en/\n'

Digital ID Seen as Key to Global Compliance Efforts, Though Legal and Technical Hurdles Remain for Broader Adoption: ACAMS-RUSI Survey

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:02pm

\xe2\x80\x9cAlthough more cautious than we were expecting it appears the financial crime compliance community are ready to adopt this tool once regulatory hurdles have been overcome.

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  • \xe2\x80\x9cAlthough more cautious than we were expecting it appears the financial crime compliance community are ready to adopt this tool once regulatory hurdles have been overcome.
  • Its CAMS certification is the most widely recognized AML certification among compliance professionals worldwide.
  • Visit acams.org for more information.\nThe purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community.
  • Established in 1831, RUSI was named \xe2\x80\x98Think Tank of the Year\xe2\x80\x99 by Prospect magazine in December 2020.

Automotive Online Sales Platform Digital Motors Names Troy Ford as VP of Finance

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 11:00am

b'Digital Motors\xc2\xae , the groundbreaking online sales platform for automotive dealerships and manufacturers, today announced the appointment of auto industry and investment banking veteran Troy Ford as Vice President of Finance.\nThis press release features multimedia.

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  • b'Digital Motors\xc2\xae , the groundbreaking online sales platform for automotive dealerships and manufacturers, today announced the appointment of auto industry and investment banking veteran Troy Ford as Vice President of Finance.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210413005348/en/\n\xe2\x80\x9cAs demand for online vehicle sales continues to expand, we are pleased to welcome Troy Ford as Vice President of Finance to our growing team of innovators,\xe2\x80\x9d said Andy Hinrichs, CEO of Digital Motors.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cTroy brings to the table a breadth of automotive industry, growth capital, and financial leadership experience.\xe2\x80\x9d\nMost recently, Ford served as Vice President of Corporate Finance for Superior Industries , a publicly traded Tier 1 automotive supplier.
  • The platform is configurable to a dealership\xe2\x80\x99s or manufacturer\xe2\x80\x99s specifications and adheres to corporate identity and MAAP requirements.

BRICS is bringing the power of choice to Africa

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 10:00am

This implies stepping away from neocolonial patterns ensuring the dominance of the EU, UK and USA in Africa.

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  • This implies stepping away from neocolonial patterns ensuring the dominance of the EU, UK and USA in Africa.
  • The BRICS members are known for their significant influence on regional affairs.
  • Originally the first four were grouped as " BRIC " (or "the BRICs") before the induction of South Africa in 2010.
  • The BRICS have a combined area of 39,746,220 km2 (15,346,101.0 sq mi) and an estimated total population of about 3.21 billion, or about 26.656% of the world land surface and 41.53% of the world population.

BRICS is bringing the power of choice to Africa

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 10:00am

This implies stepping away from neocolonial patterns ensuring the dominance of the EU, UK and USA in Africa.

Key Points: 
  • This implies stepping away from neocolonial patterns ensuring the dominance of the EU, UK and USA in Africa.
  • The BRICS members are known for their significant influence on regional affairs.
  • Originally the first four were grouped as " BRIC " (or "the BRICs") before the induction of South Africa in 2010.
  • The BRICS have a combined area of 39,746,220 km2 (15,346,101.0 sq mi) and an estimated total population of about 3.21 billion, or about 26.656% of the world land surface and 41.53% of the world population.

Passport Hires New General Counsel, Chris Matton

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:30pm

b'CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Passport, the leading transportation software and payments company trusted by cities to manage parking and mobility infrastructure through its digital platform, is pleased to announce that Chris Matton is joining the team as General Counsel.

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  • b'CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Passport, the leading transportation software and payments company trusted by cities to manage parking and mobility infrastructure through its digital platform, is pleased to announce that Chris Matton is joining the team as General Counsel.
  • Matton will oversee all legal operations and support the company\'s efforts to expand its products and services to more cities across North America.\nMatton joins the Passport team following his near eleven-year tenure as General Counsel at Bandwidth, a cloud communications company.
  • In his role at Bandwidth, Matton helped scale the company internationally and oversaw a successful IPO.
  • "I am thrilled that Chris has joined the Passport team and I look forward to partnering with him to pave the way for Passport\'s successful future," says Evans.

BRIC Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Devices Market Report 2020-2025: Users, Reimbursement Policy, CGM Components (Glucose Sensor, Transmitter), Diabetes (Type 1 & 2) Population, & Forecasts

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

b'DUBLIN, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "BRIC CGM Market, Users, Reimbursement Policy, CGM Components (Glucose Sensor, Transmitter), Diabetes (Type1 & 2) Population, & Forecast" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nBRIC CGM market will be US$ 870 Million by the end of the year 2025.\nThe BRIC CGM market witnessed strong growth in recent decades and is further expected to grow primarily due to the increasing adaptation of continuous glucose monitoring devices in China and India.\nThis rising diabetic population in Brazil, Russia, India, and China and increasing the adoption of CGM devices and Continuous Positive Cost-Effective Analysis by BRIC Countries will propel the growth of the BRIC CGM market.

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  • b'DUBLIN, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "BRIC CGM Market, Users, Reimbursement Policy, CGM Components (Glucose Sensor, Transmitter), Diabetes (Type1 & 2) Population, & Forecast" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nBRIC CGM market will be US$ 870 Million by the end of the year 2025.\nThe BRIC CGM market witnessed strong growth in recent decades and is further expected to grow primarily due to the increasing adaptation of continuous glucose monitoring devices in China and India.\nThis rising diabetic population in Brazil, Russia, India, and China and increasing the adoption of CGM devices and Continuous Positive Cost-Effective Analysis by BRIC Countries will propel the growth of the BRIC CGM market.
  • China has the largest market share in 2019; while, India is foreseen to witness a significant market share during the forecast period.\nThe BRIC CGM market is driven mainly by the increasing numbers of people with diabetes across BRIC countries, growing diabetes research, and increasing international research collaborations.\nThe Continuous Positive Cost-Effective Analysis by BRICS Countries and rapid urbanization and CGM Technology Convenient for both Patients & Physicians are further expected to contribute to the growth of this CGM market.\nHowever, Controversy regarding Clinical Benefits and the high cost of diabetes care devices are the remonstrance growth of this market.\nIn the year Feb 2019, Senseonics made a distribution agreement with Roche Diabetes Care for two years, giving exclusive rights to the Big Biotech for selling implantable glucose monitoring systems in Brazil, Russia, India, and China.\nThe continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices market in BRIC countries are set to thrive regardless of the major upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.\nThe surging demand for CGM in BRIC countries are primarily driven by a growing awareness of the devices and companies\' quick responses to the COVID-19 epidemic.\n'

Chief Enterprises Releases New 12-Cavity Sealed Power Distribution Module

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

b'ELMHURST, Ill., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chief Enterprises introduces the BRIC mini , the latest addition to their line of Ingress Protected (IP67) sealed power distribution modules.

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  • b'ELMHURST, Ill., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chief Enterprises introduces the BRIC mini , the latest addition to their line of Ingress Protected (IP67) sealed power distribution modules.
  • Sample quantities can also be ordered directly through Chief Enterprises .\nThe BRIC mini joins a full family of sealed power distribution modules with a variety of footprints to hold both low and high amperage components.
  • To learn more about the BRIC family, visit the Chief Enterprises website .\nOver the past 30 years Chief Enterprises has served as the critical link between the electro-mechanical component manufacturer and on and off-road Original Equipment Manufacturers.
  • This role has been carved in the industry through four vital functions: logistics, engineering, power distribution expertise, and their integral relationship with Robert Bosch Powertrain Solutions.

Expert Speakers to Discuss Israel, its U.S. Lobby and Apartheid April 17 & 24

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 4:20pm

b"WASHINGTON, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Expertswill speak and take questions at the only annual national conference challenging the Israel lobby's repressive agenda while proposing better alternatives for America.\nIsraelApartheidCon is solely sponsored by the American Educational Trust, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy ( IRmep ).\nCelebrated Palestinian author Susan Abulhawa reveals how U.S. taxpayers and readers are beginning to understand that their tax dollars are supporting ethnic cleansing and apartheid.\nPalestinian writer and analyst Sumaya Awad warns of the danger of Facebook's effort to suppress criticisms of Zionism by deeming it equivalent to hate speech or anti-Semitism, and her successful campaign against censorship.\nRev.

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  • b"WASHINGTON, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Expertswill speak and take questions at the only annual national conference challenging the Israel lobby's repressive agenda while proposing better alternatives for America.\nIsraelApartheidCon is solely sponsored by the American Educational Trust, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy ( IRmep ).\nCelebrated Palestinian author Susan Abulhawa reveals how U.S. taxpayers and readers are beginning to understand that their tax dollars are supporting ethnic cleansing and apartheid.\nPalestinian writer and analyst Sumaya Awad warns of the danger of Facebook's effort to suppress criticisms of Zionism by deeming it equivalent to hate speech or anti-Semitism, and her successful campaign against censorship.\nRev.
  • Alex Awad describes how Palestinian evangelicals are successfully working to stop the spread of Christian Zionist biblical misinterpretations in many U.S. churches.\nCongressman Brian Baird (1999-2011) describes how Israel and its U.S. lobby assert authority over Congress, Israel's use of U.S. weapons and equipment in Gazaincluding the 2003 killing of his constituent Rachel Corrieand proposes critical actions voters can take to help elect leaders who will approach these issues in an open-minded way.\nSouth African professor John Dugardprovides insight into the international community's disparity in its treatment of South Africa and Israel for applying substantially similar policies, and the prospects and best approaches for ending Israeli apartheid.\nRichard Falk,former U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine (2008-2014), will comment on B'Tselem's apartheid report and Israel's 2018 Basic Law that gives preferential status to Jews.\nZaha Hassan, a human rights lawyer and visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, outlines how the Biden administration can break the Middle East peace impasse by adopting a rights-basedrather than an Israel and its lobby basedapproach as the center of its strategy.\nHistorian and author Walter Hixsonexplains why until the monolithic Israel lobby is neutralized, there will never be peace in the Middle East, drawing on insights from his new book, Architects of Repression .\nRadio host and Antiwar.com editorial director Scott Hortondetails how Israel and its U.S. lobby were key proponents of the disastrous 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and today are virtually alone in supporting a U.S. war on Iran,drawing on research from his new book, Enough Already .\nProfessor Robin D.G.
  • Kelley will discuss the current state of resisting Israel and its lobby's efforts on campus, the parallels between South Africa and the movement toward Palestinian liberation, and how the Black Lives Matter and the Palestinian grassroots movements work together.\nTom Surez, author of the 2016 book S tate of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel ,will discuss the recently issued Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism (JDA).\nUN correspondent Ian Williamsprovides a brief history of both Republican and Democratic administrations' sycophantic relations with Israel and how this relationship affects U.S. policies toward the UN and international law.\nInvestigative journalist Asa Winstanley explores the similarities and differences between Labour Friends of Israel in the U.K. and the Democratic Majority for Israel in the U.S., the purpose they serve, and the recent sabotage and purge of major progressive leaders like Jeremy Corbyn who have spoken out in support of Palestinian human rights.\n"

West China's Chongqing Liangjiang New Area leverages ties with SCO for greater opening-up

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 11:55am

b"CHONGQING, China, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The promotion meeting of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area-Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Countries Trade and Economic Multifunctional Platform was held in Beijing on April 9, according to Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Management Committee.

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  • b"CHONGQING, China, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The promotion meeting of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area-Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Countries Trade and Economic Multifunctional Platform was held in Beijing on April 9, according to Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Management Committee.
  • It is a multi-field and multi-functional platform for international cooperation and exchange centering on economic and trade work.\nChongqing plays a special role in expanding cooperation in the SCO region, according to Vladimir Norov, secretary-general of the SCO.
  • The basic positioning of the new area is to build an inland open gateway and a smart city.
  • A total of 160 Fortune 500 enterprises have settled in Liangjiang, with more and more international organizations, associations and multinational enterprises joining the investment and settlement campaign in the new area.\n"