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Some Republicans are questioning President Biden’s nomination for secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Xavier Becerra, since he isn’t a doctor or someone with a robust health care background.
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Thomas Tull — a billionaire former film producer behind blockbuster movies like "Godzilla" and "Jurassic World" — said smash hit movies would remain after the pandemic, even if they're increasingly watched in the home rather than at the movie theater.
ATHENS, Greece — Greece's prime minister on Thursday promised sweeping changes to the country's laws and labour regulations to combat sexual abuse and misconduct in the wake of an assault allegation made by Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou that has prompted more cases and triggered a nationwide debate. Speaking in parliament, conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the government will introduce tougher sentencing guidelines, propose changes to statute-of-limitation rules for cases involving minors, and create a dedicated government agency to deal with abuse claims in workplaces and organized youth activities. Multiple cases of alleged sexual misconduct and abuse have been made public since former Olympian Bekatorou alleged she was sexually assaulted by a national sailing federation official in 1998. The people coming forward with accusations include other athletes, current and former university students, and stage actors. Mitsotakis said reports that unaccompanied minors were vulnerable to abuse at migrant camps on Greek islands also motivated him to take action. “There were children at the camps...and in Greek cities that were being exploited for sex for 5 and 10 euros ($6-12),” the prime minister told lawmakers. He noted that children and teenagers travelling alone no longer live at the island camps or are held in police cells for protection but have supervised, separate living quarters. The reports include a 51-page document from the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University in 2017 that said, citing camp informants, there were serious indications of child abuse at Greek migrant camps. Separately Thursday, a former director of Greece’s National Theatre appeared before a public prosecutor to respond to child abuse allegations. The 56-year-old suspect, who denies any wrongdoing, was arrested Saturday and remains in police custody. Opposition parties have demanded that Mitsotakis replace his culture minister over the alleged scandal. A government official told the AP Thursday that new sentencing guidelines and details of the proposed legal changes would be announced “in the coming days.” ___ Follow Gatopoulos at https://twitter.com/dgatopoulos Derek Gatopoulos, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — “Caste,” Isabel Wilkerson's exploration of racism in the United States, and “The Dead are Arising,” an acclaimed biography of Malcolm X, are among this year's nominees for awards presented by the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project. The project announced Thursday that Wilkerson is a finalist for the Lukas Book Prize, along with Becky Cooper's “We Keep the Dead Close,” Seyward Darby's “Sisters in Hate,” Barton Gellman's “Dark Mirror” and Jessica Goudeau's “After the Last Border.” The Lukas project, based at Columbia University's journalism school and named for the late investigative journalist, also announced nominees for the Mark Lynton History Prize and the Lukas awards for works in progress. The awards honour “literary grace and commitment to serious research and social concern.” Winners will be announced March 24. Winners of the Lukas Book Prize and Lynton history prize receive $10,000 each. The project awards two works in progress, each worth $25,000. “The Dead are Arising,” which won the National Book Award last fall, is a finalist for the Lynton prize. The book was co-written by Les Payne, who died in 2018, and daughter Tamara Payne. Other Lynton nominees are Martha S. Jones' “Vanguard,” Geraldine Schwarz's “Those Who Forget,” Walter Johnson's “The Broken Heart of America” and Dwayne Betts' “A Question of Freedom.” Finalists for the work-in-progress awards are David Dennis Jr.'s “The Movement Made Us,” Emily Dufton's “Addiction, Inc.,” Channing Gerard Joseph's “House of Swann,” Casey Parks' “Diary of a Misfit” and Elizabeth Rush's “The Mother of All Things.” The Associated Press
T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced it has deployed Ultra Capacity 5G at the Miami Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System, bringing incredible 5G speed and performance to medical staff and patients with capable devices. T-Mobile currently provides in-building 4G LTE wireless connectivity across more than 50 VA Healthcare Systems with more to come this year. Today, thanks to a new custom 5G installation — the first T-Mobile has deployed at any hospital — doctors and nurses can tap into America’s largest and fastest 5G network throughout the facility in Miami.
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Many factors that insurers encountered in 2020 likely will continue to impact the financial performance of the U.S. property/casualty (P/C) industry in 2021, with last year’s results reflecting a still-firm commercial lines pricing environment and higher-than-average catastrophe activity, according to AM Best’s annual Review & Preview market segment report.
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The North America medical plastic market was valued at US$ 7,893. 8 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 14,249. 6 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7. 7% during the forecast period of 2018-2027.New York, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "North America Medical Plastic Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Type ; Application, and Country" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06004214/?utm_source=GNW Medical plastics are made from a huge number of macromolecules, which are utilized to produce consistent and safe instruments in the healthcare industry.Medical plastics find a broad range of applications in diagnostic instruments, implants, disposables, drug delivery devices, surgical instruments, syringes, and catheters.The global population is projected to increase in the coming years.With the increasing population, diseases and infections are rampantly overspreading through several mediums.The rising geriatric population further enhances the development of the healthcare sector. Moreover, medical plastics are also exploited in prosthetics, and it offers a life-changing solution for physically disabled people.Based on type, the medical plastic market is segmented into standard plastics, engineering, plastics, high performance plastic (HPP), silicone, and others.In 2019, the standard plastic segment dominated the North America medical plastic market.Based on application, the North America medical plastic market is categorized into medical disposables, prosthetics, medical instruments and tools, drug delivery, and others. In 2019, the medical instruments and tools segment accounted for the largest share in the North America medical plastic market.Geographically, the North America medical plastic market is segmented into the US, Canada, and Mexico.The US accounted for the largest share of the North America medical plastic market.Canada’s healthcare guide has registered a dramatic change in the past few years.A shift has been made in consumer living patterns and healthcare patterns.The consumption of medical plastic in the healthcare sector is gaining the interest of consumers in Canada. In Canada, rise in consumer’s purchasing power, along with increasing preference for high-quality medical devices, is impacting the growth of the market.Celanese Corporation, Eastman chemical company, GW Plastics, Orthoplastics Limited, Aran Biomedical, Rochling, SABIC, Saint-Gobain, Solvay, and Dow are among major players present in the North America medical plastic market.Overall size of the North America medical plastic market has been derived in accordance to primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants who take part in such a process include industry experts, such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants, such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the North America medical plastic market.Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Plastic MarketIn North America, the US is the hardest-hit country by the COVID-19 outbreak.The US has the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, as compared to Canada and Mexico.This is likely to impact the food & beverages industry in the region as due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the supply and distribution chain is likely to get affected. In addition, the overall manufacturing processes, research, and development activities would also impact market growth.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06004214/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________ CONTACT: Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
This follow-on order brings 575 Blink Chargers to the Caribbean, Central and South America Miami Beach, FL, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today announced that it had received a follow-on order from the InterEnergy Group for 150 fast-charging stations, including 100 Blink IQ 200 units and 50 DCFC units, to be deployed across the Dominican Republic. Valued at approximately $1.0 million, this order marks the fourth-order Blink has received from InterEnergy and the third agreement between the two companies to deploy EV equipment in the Dominican Republic. Blink also recently announced an initial order from InterEnergy for the deployment of charging stations in Panama as part of InterEnergy’s expansion plans for its EV charging network, EverGo, in that country. To date, InterEnergy has purchased a total of 575 Blink Level 2 and DCFC charging stations, representing more than $4.3 million in purchase orders. As pioneers in the build-out of EV charging infrastructure for the Caribbean, Central, and South America, InterEnergy aims to deploy more than 500 charging stations throughout the Dominican Republic and Panama by the end of 2021. “We’re proud to be the sole provider of EV charging equipment in the Dominican Republic and play a vital role in providing state-of-the-art charging alternatives to the island’s residents. Our partnership with InterEnergy, is bringing fast and convenient EV charging infrastructure to the region, supporting the growing use of electric vehicles in the Dominican Republic,” commented Blink Founder and CEO Michael D. Farkas. InterEnergy provides energy solutions to more than 66% of the national tourism sector in the Dominican Republic. Installation locations for Blink’s charging stations will include high-traffic locations such as hotels and resorts, shopping centers, and gas stations. “The people of the Dominican Republic are embracing sustainable mobility, and we are excited to work with Blink to facilitate increased access to a sophisticated, largest-of-its-kind network of electric vehicle charging stations to serve the country’s needs. We look forward to continuing to work with Blink to expand services to more residents across Latin America and the Caribbean,” commented Roberto Herrera, country manager in the Dominican Republic of InterEnergy Group. Blink’s IQ 200 units are the fastest level 2 AC charging stations available on the market, have a maximum output of 80 amps, and deliver up to 65 miles of charge in an hour. The Blink IQ 200 chargers have been well received by leading EV industry experts, making them the preferred level 2 option for destination charging. ### About Blink Charging Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and has deployed over 23,000 charging stations, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of the Company’s charging locations worldwide. Blink Charging’s principal line of products and services include its Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, and EV charging services. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to rise to 10 million vehicles by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, the Company has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs. For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/. About InterEnergy Group For three decades, InterEnergy has powered people and cities across the Caribbean and Latin America – providing reliable, cost-effective and clean energy to the Dominican Republic, Panama, Jamaica, and Chile. Its generation portfolio aggregates approximately 1,250MW of installed capacity across the region. It is also the exclusive supplier of electricity to the fast-growing tourism resort area of Punta Cana-Bavaro, representing more than 66% tourism sector in the country. As a pioneer in renewable energy, InterEnergy developed the first wind farms in the Dominican Republic, the largest wind farm in Central America, and several solar power projects throughout the region. By supplying over 320 MW of renewable energy generation throughout the region, InterEnergy eliminates hundreds of thousands of tons of CO2 emissions per year. For more information about Interenergy, please visit www.interenergy.com Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements, and terms such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “should” or other comparable terms, involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief, or current expectations of Blink Charging and members of its management, as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including those described in Blink Charging’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Except as required by federal securities law, Blink Charging undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed conditions. 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Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Draganfly Inc. (CSE: DFLY) (OTCQB: DFLYF) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer and systems developer, announced today that the CEO of the Company, Cameron Chell, will speak on the Sustainability/Rethinking Impact 2021 panel hosted by Canaccord Genuity. The virtual event takes place on March 4, 2021 at 10AM PST/1PM EST. Cameron Chell will join a panel to discuss: Rethinking Autonomy and the Drone Economy moderated by Ken Herbert, Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity Equity Research. The panel will focus on drones and their disruptive potential in the package delivery and logistics markets, “I am honored to be part of Canaccord’s inaugural Global Sustainability Event,” said Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly. “Canaccord has put together aligned research across multiple geographies and I look forward to discussing how Draganfly has been a disruptive force in the health tech and drone delivery markets.” To learn more about the event visit: https://www.canaccordgenuity.com/capital-markets/about-us/events/. About Draganfly Draganfly Inc. (CSE: DFLY; OTCQB: DFLYF; FSE: 3U8) is the creator of quality, cutting-edge and software and systems that revolutionize the way organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 22 years, Draganfly is an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer and technology developer serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, and mapping and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives. For more information on Draganfly, please visit us at www.draganfly.com. For additional investor information, visit https://www.thecse.com/en/listings/technology/draganfly-inc, https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/DFLYF/overview or https://www.boerse-frankfurt.de/aktie/draganfly-inc. Media Contact Arian Hopkins email: email@example.com Company Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Report reveals initial look at public sector DC plan account balances, contributions, loans, asset allocation; features inaugural presentation of plan data aggregated across record keepersWASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Public Retirement Research Lab (PRRL) today announced release of “The State of Public Sector DC Plans: A First Look at the PRRL Database.” The PRRL collects and analyzes public sector defined contribution data to provide unbiased, actionable findings to better inform public plan design, management, innovation, and legislation. “A First Look at the PRRL Database” is a report of the opening PRRL Database, including commentary and graphic representation of defined contribution (DC) plan account balances, contributions, loans, and asset allocation. It features an inaugural presentation of plan data aggregated across record keepers. The PRRL Database is the repository for the plan- and participant-level retirement plan data collected by the PRRL from public plan sponsors from their record keepers. The opening PRRL Database contains year-end 2019 data for more than 200 457(b), 401(a), 403(b), 401(k), and other defined contribution plans; nearly 2.3 million state, county, city, and subdivision employees; and $113 billion in assets. Of note: State plans commonly serve as the primary DC vehicle for lower-level governments within their respective states. Some PRRL-participating state-level plans represent as many as 1,800 employers.Key findings include:Account BalancesMean account balances for public plan participants in their 60s reach just over $96,000; median account balances top out at nearly $32,000.ContributionsMean contributions for participants in their 60s reach nearly $3,900 annually; median contributions were just over $1,300 annually. Loans Loan use peaks at 7.3% for public plan participants in their 40s.The average loan as a percentage of account balance reaches 19% for those in their 60s. Asset Allocations The use of target-date funds is significantly higher by participants in their 20s (~63%).The use of stable value products increases steadily as plan participants approach retirement age, reaching 29% by participants in their 60s. “The PRRL was created specifically to address the significant lack of attention to and understanding about the role of public sector DC plans in helping public sector employees adequately prepare for a secure retirement,” said NAGDCA Executive Director, Matt Petersen. “As defined benefit pension reform continues, the importance of public sector DC plans will only increase.” As observed in the report, public sector retirement research, often focused on the defined benefit (DB) pension plan as the sole source of retirement income for state and local governments, has largely excluded public sector DC plans. This inadequacy of attention has resulted in an inability to effectively address the retirement readiness of public sector employees.The primary reasons for the lack of retirement research focused on public sector DC plans are state and local governments have maintained DB plans in far greater percentage than their private sector peers, resulting in a focus on pension system health typically expressed in plan funded status; and the difficulty of aggregating public sector DC plan data due to the extraordinary variety of public DC plan structures.“In the future, the PRRL will leverage the PRRL Database to identify trends in plan design and utilization, and analyze the retirement income adequacy gaps faced by public plan participants, including the potential impact of potential policy, plan design, and product initiatives on these gaps,” said Lori Lucas, EBRI President and CEO.“A First Look at the PRRL Database” may be accessed here. About PRRLThe Public Retirement Research Lab is a retirement industry-sponsored collaborative effort of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) and the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). The PRRL mines data from the PRRL Database, the first-ever database specific to public sector plan- and participant-level defined contribution data, to produce research aimed at enhancing understanding of the design and utilization of public sector defined contribution retirement plans. To learn more, visit www.prrl.org. Media ContactRobin SchoenRobin Schoen Public Relations215.email@example.com
Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology, digital signage and software solutions, today announced the successful integration of Clevertouch® IMPACT Plus™ touchscreens with Holy Trinity Parish Schools in Louisville, KY.
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Legion Partners Asset Management, LLC, which, together with its affiliates (collectively, "Legion Partners"), beneficially owns 2,773,946 shares of common stock of OneSpan Inc. ("OneSpan" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: OSPN), representing approximately 6.8% of the outstanding stock, today issued an open letter to stockholders. In the letter, Legion Partners announced it has nominated four highly-qualified independent directors for election to the Company’s Board of Directors (the "Board") at the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of stockholders: Sarika Garg, Sagar Gupta, Michael J. McConnell and Rinki Sethi. Legion Partners also outlined its concerns with the Company’s persistent and significant valuation discount to its peers, poor corporate governance, and misguided capital allocation, and detailed its belief that the Company should undergo a comprehensive strategic review that could return significant value to stockholders.
The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and CSE: WTER) (the "Company"), is a producer of premium bottled alkaline water, flavor-infused waters, and CBD infused products sold under the brand names Alkaline88®, A88 Infused™, and A88CBD™, respectively. Today, the Company announces that all Yesway/Allsup convenience stores will carry A88CBD™ ingestibles in retail locations across the Midwest.
Accelerates company’s commitment to healing the planetCARLISLE, Pa., Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To support ecologically safe farming, sustainable retailing, and efforts to eliminate hunger, The GIANT Company today announced a new partnership with Rodale Institute, the leading voice in developing solutions for the regenerative organic movement. Widely recognized as a founder of the modern organic movement, Rodale Institute has been a global leader in regenerative organic agriculture for over 70 years. “Through education, research, and training, Rodale Institute is quite clearly leading the charge to transform farming for the better, and we’re incredibly fortunate to have this resource just two hours from our home office,” said Nicholas Bertram, president, The GIANT Company. “Their important work complements our other environmental initiatives including offsetting our carbon footprint, creating pollinator habitats, and reducing food waste. By partnering with Rodale Institute, the pioneers of organic farming, we are able to support sustainable efforts from the farm to our stores and ultimately to our customers’ tables.” Rodale Institute’s 333-acre experimental farm, which conducts research into regenerative organic agriculture as well as farmer training and education opportunities, is headquartered in Kutztown, Pa. As part of the partnership, The GIANT Company will support three key initiatives of Rodale Institute centered around farm consulting, farmer training, and research. These initiatives include: Rodale Institute’s Organic Crop Consulting Services, launched in 2019 with the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, which support farmers who are seeking to transition to organic through one-on-one mentorship with the Institute’s trained agronomists.Rodale Institute Farmer Training program (RIFT), an on-site internship that trains beginning farmers for a career in regenerative organic agriculture and supports the Institute’s farm share program, mobile pop-up markets and farmers markets.One of Rodale’s ongoing research studies connecting healthy soil with human health. These programs are aimed at healing people and the planet by increasing organic acres, training new organic farmers, and putting science behind the organic movement. “Rodale Institute is proud to have a retail partner in The GIANT Company, who provides food for so many in our home state,” said Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute Chief Executive Officer. “Despite the organic food market reaching $55 billion last year, only 1% of U.S. cropland is currently organic. Now more than ever, it’s critical that food retailers, farmers, and consumers join together to advocate for the food system they want to see—one that heals both people and the planet. The support of a retailer like The GIANT Company will allow Rodale Institute to continue our research, farmer training, consulting, and education initiatives to grow the organic movement and build an organic future for all.” “Agriculture grows when we produce what consumers want,” said Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “Pennsylvania is a national leader in organic sales and we are investing in organic research at Rodale and in a new PA Preferred® Organic program. These targeted investments grow opportunities for consumers to buy what they want and farmers and grocers to earn more. And investing in regenerative farming improves our soil and water so we can keep growing in the future. With this partnership, The GIANT Company and Rodale Institute are cultivating that growth and joining us in promoting a healthier, greener Pennsylvania economy.” Starting March 1, The GIANT Company is launching its Healing the Planet campaign in support of organizations focused on environmentally friendly initiatives. In addition to Rodale Institute, customers at GIANT, MARTIN’S and GIANT Heirloom Market stores also can contribute to Planet Bee Foundation and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful when shopping by rounding up the dollar amount on their purchases at the checkout. About The GIANT CompanyThe GIANT Company believes that no matter where or how, when meals happen, families connect, and when families connect meaningfully, good happens. Guided by its brand platform, For Today’s Table®, the omni-channel retailer proudly serves millions of neighbors across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. A Great Place to Work™ certified company with more than 35,000 talented team members supporting nearly 190 stores, 132 pharmacies, 107 fuel stations, and over 150 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service in hundreds of zip codes, The GIANT Company is changing the customer experience and connecting families for a better future. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pa., The GIANT Company family of brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct. The GIANT Company is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information, visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites. About Rodale InstituteRodale Institute, a leader of the organic movement in North America, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to advancing organic farming through research, farmer training, and education. For more than seventy years, the Institute has been putting science behind best practices in organic agriculture and sharing its findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet. Learn more at RodaleInstitute.org. The GIANT Company Contact:Ashley Flower860firstname.lastname@example.org Rodale Institute Contact:Margaret Wilson610-597-5650Margaret.Wilson@RodaleInstitute.org