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Brown-Forman Corporation Mourns Passing of W.L. Lyons Brown Jr., Former Chair and Chief Executive Officer

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Lyons Brown Jr., retired chair of the board and chief executive officer, who passed away on June 9.

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  • Lyons Brown Jr., retired chair of the board and chief executive officer, who passed away on June 9.
  • Brown, a fourth-generation Brown family member, was the great-grandson of the Company’s founder, George Garvin Brown.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240611802225/en/
    “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our esteemed former leader Lee Brown.
  • His legacy will long be remembered and celebrated,” said Brown-Forman Chief Executive Officer and President Lawson Whiting.

Weekly Recap: 11 Press Releases You Might Have Missed

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Friday, June 14, 2024

NEW YORK, June 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists and consumers stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a recap of some major stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

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  • The Fenty Hair collection is comprised of one shampoo, two conditioners, one treatment, four stylers and one tool.
  • These are just a few of the recent press releases that consumers and the media should know about.
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Report finds ‘clear need’ for an Australian Human Rights Act. What difference would it make?

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Sunday, June 2, 2024

This week, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights reported on its Inquiry into Australia’s Human Rights Framework. By majority, it recommended the federal government introduce an Australian Human Rights Act.

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This week, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights reported on its Inquiry into Australia’s Human Rights Framework. By majority, it recommended the federal government introduce an Australian Human Rights Act.
This represents a generational milestone to greatly improve human rights protections for Australia. It remains to be seen whether the federal government will accept this main recommendation, but is a significant development.

Where did it come from?

  • This put the question of whether we should have an Australian Human Rights Act back on the political agenda.
  • It recommended a new national human rights framework with an Australian Human Rights Act as its “centrepiece”.

Why an Australian Human Rights Act?

  • Human rights acts already exist in three states and territories – the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Queensland.
  • Every Australian deserves to have their human rights respected and protected, including at the federal level.
  • Access to human rights protection should not depend on where a person lives or which level of government carries the responsibility.

What did the parliamentary inquiry report say?

  • It said these showed human rights legislation “could help embed a rights-respecting culture” and “has not led to overwhelming litigation”.
  • The report made 17 recommendations, including the enactment of an Australian Human Rights Act that broadly reflects the commission’s model.
  • The report recommended strengthening scrutiny by government and parliament of policy and legislation for compatibility with human rights.
  • By contrast, a minority of the committee recommended an Australian Human Rights Act not be introduced.

Where to next?

Judicate West Adds Judge Robert P. Dahlquist to Neutral Roster

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

SAN DIEGO, May 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Judicate West, one of California’s leading providers of private dispute resolution services, has added Judge Robert P. Dahlquist, formerly of the San Diego County Superior Court, to its roster of neutrals.

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  • SAN DIEGO, May 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Judicate West, one of California’s leading providers of private dispute resolution services, has added Judge Robert P. Dahlquist, formerly of the San Diego County Superior Court, to its roster of neutrals.
  • Judge Dahlquist is based out of the San Diego office and available statewide as a mediator, arbitrator, and private judge.
  • “We are thrilled to have Judge Dahlquist join our exclusive roster of neutrals.
  • During his judicial tenure, Judge Dahlquist was the Supervising Judge of the North County Courthouse and a member of the Superior Court’s Executive Committee.

SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees Set to Host Quarterly Public Meetings on June 5 and 6

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the next pair of quarterly public meetings for the Interagency Task Force (IATF) on Veterans Small Business Development and the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) will take place on June 5-6.

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  • WASHINGTON, May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the next pair of quarterly public meetings for the Interagency Task Force (IATF) on Veterans Small Business Development and the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) will take place on June 5-6.
  • The Advisory Committee serves as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the Administrator of the SBA, the SBA’s Associate Administrator for Veterans Business Development, the Congress, the President, and other U.S. policymakers on issues of interest to small businesses owned and operated by veterans.
  • IATF members (Departments of Veterans Affairs, Treasury, Defense, and Labor; U.S.
    General Services Administration; Office of Management and Budget; North Carolina
    How: Virtual participants may join using this link: https://bit.ly/IATF-Jun24 .
  • Participants may also join by phone at 206-413-               7980 and enter the Conference ID: 547 522 842#

FeganScott Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Northwestern University for its Response to Antisemitism on Campus

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Monday, May 20, 2024

The complaint includes allegations that Northwestern failed to protect Jewish students from severe and pervasive antisemitic harassment that exploded on campus following the October 7, 2023, attack in Israel by Hamas-led terrorists.

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  • The complaint includes allegations that Northwestern failed to protect Jewish students from severe and pervasive antisemitic harassment that exploded on campus following the October 7, 2023, attack in Israel by Hamas-led terrorists.
  • “For months, President Schill issued statements that addressed rising antisemitism across Northwestern, none of which had any impact at all on the harassment Jewish students were facing on campus,” said Elizabeth Fegan, managing partner of FeganScott.
  • Antisemitism continued to spread throughout Northwestern’s campus, leading the U.S. Department of Education’s OCR to open an investigation into the university's compliance with Title VI.
  • “It’s thanks to the courage of many Jewish students, including our client, that Northwestern will finally have to answer for its indifference to, and enabling of, antisemitism on campus.

Francesco Buquicchio Named Next CEO of Egon Zehnder

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Egon Zehnder, the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm , today announced Francesco Buquicchio as its next CEO.

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  • Egon Zehnder, the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm , today announced Francesco Buquicchio as its next CEO.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240519538552/en/
    Francesco Buquicchio, CEO of Egon Zehnder (Photo: Business Wire)
    Camara, who will have served the maximum of two terms in the position, will step down from his role effective October 31, 2024.
  • Incoming CEO, Buquicchio, is based in Milan and currently leads the firm’s global Leadership Advisory Services practice, a strategic focus for the firm.
  • Prior to joining Egon Zehnder in 2007, Buquicchio worked for BT Italy, McKinsey & Company, TLcom Capital Partners, and Excite.com in roles based in Rome, London, and California.

Report From FINRA Board of Governors Meeting – May 2024

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Friday, May 17, 2024

FINRA’s Board of Governors met on May 8-9 for the second time in 2024.

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  • FINRA’s Board of Governors met on May 8-9 for the second time in 2024.
  • The Board approved FINRA’s 2023 Annual Financial Report, appointed new members to Advisory Committees, was briefed on FINRA’s Advanced Analytics Strategic Initiative, received operational updates and continued discussions around FINRA’s long-term financial planning.
  • Each year, FINRA publishes an Annual Financial Report in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles that describes how FINRA manages its finances to support its mission of protecting investors and promoting market integrity.
  • The next FINRA Board of Governors meeting is scheduled for July 24-25, 2024.

Minister St-Onge appoints Advisory Committee on the Future of CBC/Radio-Canada

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Monday, May 13, 2024

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that the public broadcaster is well positioned to continue delivering vital services for Canadians, now and in the future.

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  • The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that the public broadcaster is well positioned to continue delivering vital services for Canadians, now and in the future.
  • The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the appointment of an Advisory Committee who will provide policy advice on how to strengthen and renew the public broadcaster so it can continue to fulfill its important social, cultural and democratic functions.
  • For almost 90 years, our public broadcaster has been a daily presence for Canadians, sharing our stories across the country.
  • This advisory committee, with its diverse perspectives and experiences, will help me fulfil my mandate to modernize CBC/Radio-Canada.

Vaxcyte Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Vaxcyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCVX), a clinical-stage vaccine innovation company engineering high-fidelity vaccines to protect humankind from the consequences of bacterial diseases, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024, and provided a business update.

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  • “We also continue to progress our early-stage pipeline led by VAX-A1, a vaccine candidate designed to prevent Group A Strep infections.
  • The aggregate gross proceeds to Vaxcyte from this offering were $862.5 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Vaxcyte.
  • The March 31, 2024 amount includes the $816.5 million in net proceeds from the follow-on offering completed in February 2024.
  • As of March 31, 2024, Vaxcyte had incurred $101.8 million in total capital and facility buildout expenditures that were reflected on the Company’s balance sheet as of that date.