Houston Tumlin, who played the son of Will Ferrell’s Ricky Bobby in “Talladega Nights,” has died by suicide. He was 28 years old.
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The free-to-deploy, real-time Community Edition sets the foundation for GoodData’s leadership in DaaS category.SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GoodData, a leading global analytics company, today launched their new cloud-native analytics platform offering, GoodData.CloudNative (GoodData.CN). The platform represents step one in the definition and implementation of the new Data as a Service (DaaS) category and ecosystem. The analytics industry is in the midst of an accelerating transformation, marked by the rise of cloud data warehouses and the realignment of the data value chain. Data-driven decision making is increasingly business-critical, and companies are quickly realizing that the status quo in business intelligence — an ungoverned, batch-oriented, and costly monolithic approach — is no longer worth the investment. DaaS, as a new model, ushers in a modern era of open, API-first, cloud-based, and real-time analytics. “If you look at the transformation going on in the market right now, DaaS is the logical next step. DaaS will change the way analytics is done at a fundamental level,” said GoodData founder and CEO Roman Stanek. “Companies have been overspending and seeing little return for more than a decade. The time for experimentation with analytics is over and with the introduction of Data as a Service, and the rise of new platforms like the one we’re launching today, we can unlock an entire new era of analytics.” "As the market leader in the technology-enabled assessment industry for more than three decades, Prometric has had a front row seat to the evolution of the data and analytics ecosystem. We share a unified vision with GoodData that cloud-native, Data as a Service is the natural next step for this industry,” said Prometric CPO Paul Forrester, a GoodData customer. “Partnering with forward-thinking companies like GoodData enables us to harness critical data insights that support growth and innovation for our clients and their constituents. We’re excited about GoodData’s vision and look forward to powering our scalable, real-time analytics services with GoodData.CN.” As a first step in the introduction of the DaaS category, GoodData today launched its new core platform GoodData.CN, and the benefits include: Modern, Developer-Friendly Framework: GoodData.CN allows users to deploy analytics based on the most modern framework available — including Docker, Kubernetes, etc. This developer-centric, API-first build delivers performance, UI flexibility, and efficiency benefits across the board.Deployment Flexibility: The ability to deploy with any cloud gives developers real options and eliminates the need to move or copy data. This reduces costs, improves efficiency, and enables real-time analytics by reducing latency.Compliance & Security: Allowing for on-premise options gives customers the freedom to choose deployment and implementation options that best support their business requirements with GoodData’s existing best-in-class security practices. GoodData is first releasing a Community Edition to give all developers the opportunity to deploy, evaluate, and test the GoodData.CN platform at no cost. Community Edition is free for all non-production use and allows for unlimited data volume, unlimited number of users, and free community support via an all-in-one Docker image. From there, users can scale to the Freemium, Growth, and Enterprise offerings for increased customer support, production deployments, and customizable capabilities. To learn more about GoodData.CN and get started today for free, visit us at www.gooddata.com/developers/cloud-native-community-edition/. About GoodData At GoodData, we believe that traditional data tools are no longer enough. Our Data as a Service (DaaS) infrastructure is the future of analytics: real-time, open, secure, and scalable. GoodData’s leading cloud-native platform gives our customers the flexibility to build and scale any of their data use cases; from self-service and embeddable analytics, to machine learning and IoT. GoodData’s robust dashboards, custom insights, and unmatched governance options have helped over 140,000 of the world’s top businesses deliver on their analytics goals. GoodData is headquartered in San Francisco and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, Intel Capital, TOTVS, and others. For more information visit our website and follow GoodData on Twitter and LinkedIn. Contact Information: LaunchSquad for GoodData email@example.com 973 349 9637
Algonomy, the leading Algorithmic Customer Engagement solutions company, today announced that they are hosting the first Personalization Summit 2021 as a joint company, formed by the merger of RichRelevance and Manthan Software.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oncotelic Therapeutics, Inc. ("Oncotelic" or the "Company") (OTCQB:OTLC) announced today a presentation at AACR-2021 (American Association for Cancer Research/ Annual Meeting) entitled: Combination therapy of anti-sense oligonucleotide targeting TGF-β2 (TASO) and IL-2 (Proleukin) has anti-cancer effect in solid cancer. TGF-β (transforming growth factor-beta) is an essential cytokine for tumor proliferation and metastasis. The expression of TGF-Β correlates with malignancy of various cancers and involves immunosuppression and angiogenesis of a tumor. IL-2 is a major cytokine to proliferate T cells and NK cells which are major players of cancer immunity. However, the toxicity of high dose IL-2 limits its use in cancer therapy. Combination treatment of TGF-β inhibitor and IL-2 would have an anti-tumor effect by immune cells through diminishing immunosuppression by TGF-β and enforcement of immune cells by IL-2. Trabedersen is an anti-sense oligonucleotide targeting human TGF-β mRNA. It is shown that Trabedersen is well tolerable in cancer patients and effective reagent to treat pancreatic cancer, melanoma, and glioblastoma. Proleukin is the only approved IL-2 reagent to treat Renal cell carcinoma and Melanoma. Trabedersen and Proleukin activated human PBMC (Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell) are treated to several solid cancer cell lines, such as Breast cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Melanoma, Lung cancer, and Colon cancer to see the cytotoxicity effect of combination therapy of Trabedersen and Proleukin. NSG mouse (NOD Scid Gamma mouse, NOD.Cg-Prkdcscid Il2rgtm1Wjl/SzJ) which are humanized by human PBMC engraftment and the tumor growth of Melanoma and TNBC (Triple Negative Breast Cancer cell) cell line are monitored. The combination treatment of Trabedersen and low dose Proleukin decreased cancer cell viability in vitro experiment in solid cancer cell lines. Melanoma and TNBC tumor growth was delayed in humanized NSG mouse model by Trabedersen and low dose IL-2 combination therapy and tumor growth delay was statistically significant to Trabedersen alone or IL-2 alone group. Tumor infiltrating lymphocyte population was increased in Trabedersen treated group and FoxP3+ regulatory T cell population in blood and tumor microenvironment was decreased by treatment of Trabedersen. TGF-β inhibitor (Trabedersen) and low dose IL-2 (Proleukin) combination treatment is expected to be an effective regimen in solid cancer treatment than individual treatment by alteration of tumor environment. Modulation of the dose of Proleukin expects to help reduce the toxicity of IL-2 and increase the anti-cancer effect by combination with Trabedersen. Oncotelic has previously announced the regulatory approval from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of Korea for the phase 1b clinical trial of a patented OT-101/IL-2 combination. This phase 1b clinical trial will confirm the safety and effectiveness of OT-101/IL-2 in solid cancer patients in cooperation with the UK global pharmaceutical company Clinigen Group. The study will be conducted together with Autotelic BIO- a partner of Mateon on OT-101/IL-2 combination. OT-101 has received orphan drug designation for glioblastoma, melanoma, and pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, FDA recently granted Rare Pediatric Designation for OT-101 against diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). OT-101 is also effective against coronavirus including COVID-19 and being deployed against the COVID-19 epidemic. OT-101 has demonstrated robust efficacy against pancreatic cancer, glioblastoma, and melanoma during phase 2 clinical trials. The demonstration that OT-101 will synergize with IL-2 further demonstrate its utility as adjunct to other immunotherapies. Interleukin-2 (IL-2, Aldesleukin, PROLEUKIN®) Immunotherapy is cancer treatment that stimulates the body's immune system to fight cancer, such as melanoma. About Oncotelic Therapeutics Oncotelic Therapeutics, Inc. (f/k/a Mateon Therapeutics, Inc.) ("Oncotelic"), was formed in the State of New York in 1988 as OXiGENE, Inc., was reincorporated in the State of Delaware in 1992, and changed its name to Mateon Therapeutics, Inc. in 2016, and Oncotelic Therapeutics, Inc. in November 2020. Oncotelic was created by the 2019 merger with Oncotelic Inc., which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Mateon, thereby creating an immuno-oncology company dedicated to the development of first in class RNA therapeutics as well as small molecule drugs against cancer and infectious diseases. OT-101, the lead immuno-oncology drug candidate of Oncotelic, is a first-in-class anti-TGF-β RNA therapeutic that exhibited single agent activity in some relapsed/refractory cancer patients in clinical trial settings. OT-101 also has activity against SARS-CoV-2. Oncotelic is seeking to leverage its deep expertise in oncology drug development to improve treatment outcomes and survival of cancer patients with a special emphasis on rare pediatric cancers. Oncotelic has rare pediatric designation for DIPG (OT-101), melanoma (CA4P), and AML (OXi 4503). The Company acquired PointR Data Inc. ("PointR") in November 2019. The PointR Acquisition was intended to create a publicly-traded artificial intelligence driven immuno-oncology company with a robust pipeline of first in class TGF-β immunotherapies for late stage cancers such as gliomas, pancreatic cancer and melanoma. In February 2020, the Company formed a subsidiary, Edgepoint. Edgepoint is a start-up company that plans to develop technologies and IP related to various unmet issues within the pharma and medical device industries. The Company is planning to spin off Edgepoint into a separate public company in the near future. For more information, please visit www.oncotelic.com and www.mateon.com. Oncotelic's Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this communication regarding strategy, future operations, future financial position, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. Words such as "may", "expect", "anticipate" "hope", "vision", "optimism", "design", "exciting", "promising", "will", "conviction", "estimate," "intend," "believe", "quest for a cure of cancer", "innovation-driven", "paradigm-shift", "high scientific merit", "impact potential" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements about future plans, the progress, timing, clinical development, scope and success of future clinical trials, the reporting of clinical data for the company's product candidates and the potential use of the company's product candidates to treat various cancer indications. Each of these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Many factors may cause differences between current expectations and actual results, including unexpected safety or efficacy data observed during preclinical or clinical studies, clinical trial site activation or enrollment rates that are lower than expected, changes in expected or existing competition, changes in the regulatory environment, failure of collaborators to support or advance collaborations or product candidates and unexpected litigation or other disputes. These risks are not exhaustive, the company faces known and unknown risks, including the risk factors described in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 20, 2020 and in the company's other periodic filings. Forward-looking statements are based on expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, the company does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in expectations, whether as a result of new information future events, or otherwise. Contact Information:For Oncotelic Therapeutics, Inc.:Amit Shahashah@oncotelic.com
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The Trade Desk, Magnite, and more join the consortium to power advanced creative buying programmatically across the connected TV ecosystem.NEW YORK, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innovid, the only independent omni-channel advertising and analytics platform built for television, announced the launch of Programmatic Interactive Connected TV (CTV), an industry-leading solution to scale the delivery of engaging CTV ad experiences through programmatic buying. Interactive CTV ad formats take TV advertising beyond awareness in support of engagement, e-commerce, and offline sales objectives by incorporating advanced features (i.e. - overlays and branded canvases) and functionality (i.e. - QR code, app download, and TV2Mobile) to boost creative performance. Innovid’s Programmatic Interactive CTV consortium was architected to organize the leading buy-side and sell-side programmatic platforms, connecting the ad tech ecosystem and delivering against the promise of interactive CTV creative at scale. “The lack of standardization across CTV has historically forced advertisers to choose between the targetability and efficiency that programmatic buying offers, versus the ROI boosting engagement interactive CTV provides,” said Zvika Netter, CEO and co-founder at Innovid. “As the only omni-channel platform with the infrastructure required to support interactive creative on TV, we knew Innovid had to lead the way by connecting the largest independent CTV players in the market through a single, integrated marketplace.” Innovid’s proprietary software development kit (SDK) powers personalized and interactive experiences in CTV through direct integrations across over 50 publisher apps. The SDK is central to Innovid’s offering, enabling the world’s largest brands to take advantage of a 360 approach to connecting with consumers across channels. Brands and agencies can now activate interactive ads programmatically through The Trade Desk and other DSP partners to improve CTV ad performance and deliver engaging creative at scale. “Advertisers and networks have realized the evolution that is happening in CTV advertising – in scaling first party data as well as the next generation of TV ad formats and creative potential,” said Jon Tabak, GM, TV Partnerships, The Trade Desk. “What’s more, CTV has the capability to customize ad experiences, which is something our clients crave in order to execute more precise digital advertising campaigns. Through Innovid’s Programmatic Interactive CTV solution, that idea is coming to life, and we’re looking forward to helping our clients deliver on all of the possibilities in CTV.” Innovid has also partnered with leading SSPs including Magnite to offer programmatically enabled interactive CTV. This allows publishers to increase revenue across their highest-grossing format by tapping into the rapidly growing demand for programmatic CTV. “The ability to leverage first and third-party data across CTV is critical, however, it’s only one piece of the puzzle," said Todd Randak, SVP of Strategy and Partnerships at Magnite. “We are working directly with Innovid to take CTV to the next level, enabling publishers to provide enriching ad experiences to complement their premium inventory.” This launch could not have come at a better time as programmatic CTV ad spend is exploding. According to Innovid iQ, programmatic CTV impressions grew 207% year-over-year in 2021 alone. To learn more about the benefits of Innovid Programmatic Interactive CTV, please visit www.innovid.com. About InnovidInnovid is the only independent omni-channel advertising and analytics platform built for television. We use data to enable the personalization, delivery, and measurement of ads across the widest breadth of channels in the market including TV, video, display, social, audio, and DOOH. Our platform seamlessly connects all media, delivering superior advertising experiences across the audience journey. Innovid serves a global client base of brands, agencies, and publishers through over twelve offices across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information visit www.innovid.com. About The Trade DeskThe Trade Desk™ is a technology company that empowers buyers of advertising. Through its self-service, cloud-based platform, ad buyers can create, manage, and optimize digital advertising campaigns across ad formats and devices. Integrations with major data, inventory, and publisher partners ensure maximum reach and decisioning capabilities, and enterprise APIs enable custom development on top of the platform. Headquartered in Ventura, CA, The Trade Desk has offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. To learn more, visit thetradedesk.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. About MagniteWe’re Magnite (NASDAQ: MGNI), the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform. Publishers use our technology to monetize their content across all screens and formats—including desktop, mobile, audio and CTV. And the world’s leading agencies and brands trust our platform to access brand-safe, high-quality ad inventory and execute billions of advertising transactions each month. Anchored in sunny Los Angeles, bustling New York City, historic London, and down under in Sydney, Magnite has offices across North America, EMEA, LATAM and APAC. 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All amounts expressed in US dollars KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) – The Barrick Gold operated Kibali mine in the DRC produced 191,612 ounces of gold1 in the first quarter of 2021, keeping it on plan and on track to achieve its full year target, Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow told a media briefing here today. The mine’s underground operation again drove production and continuing improvements in the plant’s throughput and recovery rates also contributed to Kibali’s on-plan delivery. Efficiency improvement projects completed during the quarter, including an upgrade of the hoisting infrastructure, are expected to boost its performance further. Power generation costs benefitted during the quarter from higher river levels as the mine’s three hydropower plants supplied the bulk of its energy requirements. The power grid was further enhanced by the installation of a 9MW battery support system. The new system will also decrease the need for diesel-generated backup, in line with the mine’s strategy of reducing its carbon footprint. Strict adherence to Covid-19 prevention protocols largely shielded the mine from the impact of the pandemic’s second wave. Looking ahead, Kibali continues to replace resources and secure further open pit opportunities to balance its underground mine, and to replace reserves and add flexibility to the operation in support of its robust 10-year plan. Kibali maintained its investment in community development, among other things by advancing the Kibali-built Durba concrete road by 1.5km. The provision of additional potable water sources to the surrounding villages was also extended. During Q1, the mine launched an innovative campaign to stimulate the Durba economy by issuing local shopping vouchers to employees. Bristow said that Kibali continued to support the DRC’s Garamba National Park, one of the oldest in Africa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and that there had not been a single instance of elephant poaching during 2020. The support program includes tracking collars for elephants, fuel for tracker aircraft and infrastructural improvements. A plan to reintroduce white rhino and giant eland to the park is the next big undertaking. “We look forward to working closely with His Excellency President Felix Tshisekedi and his new coalition government in further strengthening our partnership with the DRC and to resolve certain outstanding issues around the mining code and the repatriation of cash,” Bristow said. Since the development of Kibali started in 2010, it has contributed $3.5 billion to the DRC’s economy. Enquiries: President and CEOMark Bristow+1 647 205 7694+44 788 071 1386 COO, Africa and Middle EastWillem Jacobs +44 779 557 5271 DRC country manager Cyrille Mutombo +243 812 532 441 Investor and Media RelationsKathy du Plessis+44 20 7557 7738Email: email@example.comWebsite: www.barrick.com Endnote 1 On a 100% basis Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information Certain information contained or incorporated by reference in this press release, including any information as to our strategy, projects, plans, or future financial or operating performance, constitutes “forward-looking statements”. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words “continues”, “on track”, “target”, “expected”, “further”, “will”, ”strategy”, “looking ahead”, “opportunities”, “plan”, “advancing”, “next”, “look forward”, “outstanding” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements including, without limitation, with respect to: Kibali’s production guidance and performance; Kibali’s strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and reduce power costs using its new battery support system; opportunities to replace reserves and add flexibility to Kibali’s 10-year plan; the positive impact of Kibali’s Covid-19 prevention protocols in partnership with the DRC government; Barrick’s commitment to the Garamba National Park and investments in local communities and the economy; Barrick’s continued partnership with the DRC government and the resolution of outstanding issues regarding the mining code and repatriation of cash. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions including material estimates and assumptions related to the factors set forth below that, while considered reasonable by the Company as at the date of this press release in light of management’s experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold, copper, or certain other commodities (such as silver, diesel fuel, natural gas, and electricity); the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development; changes in mineral production performance, exploitation, and exploration successes; risk of loss due to acts of war, terrorism, sabotage and civil disturbances; risks associated with projects in the early stages of evaluation, and for which additional engineering and other analysis is required; failure to comply with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations; timing of receipt of, or failure to comply with, necessary permits and approvals; uncertainty whether some or all of targeted investments and projects will meet the Company’s capital allocation objectives and internal hurdle rate; changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and/ or changes in the administration of laws, policies and practices, expropriation or nationalization of property and political or economic developments in the DRC and other jurisdictions in which the Company or its affiliates do or may carry on business in the future; damage to the Company’s reputation due to the actual or perceived occurrence of any number of events, including negative publicity with respect to the Company’s handling of environmental matters or dealings with community groups, whether true or not; risks associated with new diseases, epidemics and pandemics, including the effects and potential effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic; litigation and legal and administrative proceedings; employee relations including loss of key employees; increased costs and physical risks, including extreme weather events and resource shortages, related to climate change; and availability and increased costs associated with mining inputs and labor. Barrick also cautions that its guidance may be impacted by the unprecedented business and social disruption caused by the spread of Covid-19. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion, copper cathode or gold or copper concentrate losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks). Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect our actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, us. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Specific reference is made to the most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on file with the SEC and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities for a more detailed discussion of some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements and the risks that may affect Barrick’s ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Barrick disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
Voltalia (Euronext Paris, ISIN code: FR0011995588), acteur international des énergies renouvelables, annonce aujourd’hui la publication de son Document d’Enregistrement Universel 2020 Voltalia annonce avoir déposé auprès de l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers et mis à la disposition du public son Document d’Enregistrement Universel (période du 1er janvier 2020 au 31 décembre 2020). Sont notamment intégrés dans le Document d’Enregistrement Universel : le rapport financier annuel ;le rapport de gestion incluant la déclaration de performance extra-financière ;les rapports des Commissaires aux comptes et les informations relatives à leurs honoraires ;le rapport du Conseil d’administration sur le gouvernement d’entreprise ; etles informations relatives au programme de rachat d’actions. Le Document d’Enregistrement Universel est disponible sur le site Internet de l’AMF (www.amf-france.org) et sur le site internet de la Société (www.voltalia.com). Une version anglaise du document sera également disponible prochainement. Prochain rendez-vous : Revenus du premier trimestre 2021, le 21 avril 2021 (après bourse) A propos de Voltalia (www.voltalia.com) Voltalia est un acteur international des énergies renouvelables. Le Groupe produit et vend de l’électricité issue de ses installations éoliennes, solaires, hydrauliques, biomasse et de stockage. Il dispose d’une puissance en exploitation et en construction de plus de 1,4 GW et d’un portefeuille de projets en développement d’une capacité totale de 9,7 GW. Voltalia est également prestataire de services et accompagne ses clients en renouvelable pendant toutes les étapes des projets, de la conception à l’exploitation-maintenance. Pionnier sur le marché des entreprises, Voltalia propose enfin une offre globale à celles-ci allant de la fourniture d’électricité verte aux services d’efficacité énergétique, en passant par la production locale de sa propre électricité. Fort de plus de 1 000 collaborateurs dans 20 pays sur 4 continents, Voltalia possède une capacité d’action mondiale pour ses clients. Voltalia est coté au marché réglementé d’Euronext à Paris (FR0011995588 – VLTSA) et fait partie des indices Enternext Tech 40 et CAC Mid&Small. L’entreprise est également incluse dans le Gaïa-Index, l’indice des valeurs moyennes responsables. VoltaliaRelations Investisseurs : firstname.lastname@example.orgT. +33 (0)1 81 70 37 00 ActifinRelations Presse : Jennifer Julliajjullia@actifin.fr . T. +33 (0)1 56 88 11 11 Attachment 210419Voltalia Mise à disposition DEU_Vdef
Press release19 April 2021, 18:00 Notice of annual general meeting 2021 of Sdiptech AB (publ) The shareholders of Sdiptech AB (publ), reg. no. 556672-4893 (the "Company") are hereby convened to the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 18 May 2021. In accordance with a new temporary law (2020:198) which aims to reduce the spread of covid-19, the meeting will be held without any physical meeting which means that it will not be possible for shareholders to attend personally or through a proxy. Instead, the shareholders can submit their votes to the general meeting in advance through so called postal voting. Shareholders that wish to vote in advance of the meeting must be registered in the share register kept by Euroclear Sweden AB on the record day which is Friday 7 May 2021 and submit their votes through a digital postal voting form which is available on the Company’s website www.sdiptech.se, no later than Monday 17 May 2021. The submitted postal voting form is considered as a notice to attend the general meeting and no separate notice is required. Shareholders have the opportunity to ask written questions to the Board and the CEO and have them answered before the last day for postal voting. More information about this can be found under the heading Other at the end of the notice. Shareholders with nominee-registered shares through a bank or other nominee must temporarily register their shares in their own name with Euroclear Sweden AB (so called voting-rights registration). Shareholders requesting such registration must notify their nominee well before Friday 7 May 2021. Registration of voting rights that has been requested by shareholders at such a time that the registration has been made by the nominee no later than on Tuesday 11 May 2021 will be taken into account in the presentation of the share register. Shareholders voting through proxy shall issue a dated and signed proxy which is attached to the digital postal voting form together with a certificate of registration for shareholders who are legal entities. The proxy may not be older than one year unless it states a longer validity, however not longer than five years. Proxy forms are available on the Company’s website, www.sdiptech.se. Information about the decisions made will be published on the day of the meeting, as soon as the outcome of the postal vote is compiled. In the postal voting form, the shareholders may request that decisions in one or more of the matters on the proposed agenda be postponed to a so-called continued general meeting, which may not be a pure postal voting meeting. Such a continuing meeting shall take place if the general meeting so decides or if owners of at least one tenth of all shares in the company so requests. Proposed agenda Election of chairman of the meetingPreparation and approval of the voting listElection of one or two persons to approve the minutes of the meetingDetermination as to whether the meeting has been duly convenedApproval of the agendaResolution on: adoption of the income statement and the balance sheet and the groups’ income statement and balance sheet;allocation of the result of the Company in accordance with the adopted balance sheet;discharge of liability for the members of the Board of Directors and the CEO Resolution on the number of members of the Board of DirectorsDetermination of fees for the members of the Board of Directors and the auditorElection of members of the Board of DirectorsElection of Chairman of the Board of DirectorsElection of Auditor until the end of the next annual general meetingResolution on the Nomination Committee for the annual general meeting of 2022Resolution regarding guidelines for remuneration to the senior managementResolution on authorization for the Board to issue shares, convertibles and warrantsResolution on warrant program for the company's employeesResolution on warrant program for the company's board of directorsResolution on amendment of the Articles of AssociationClosing of the meeting Proposals for resolutions Proposals from the Nomination Committee under item 1 and 7 - 12 The Nomination Committee of the Company makes the following proposals under items 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12: 1) Jan Samuelson is proposed to be appointed as chairman of the meeting. 7) The Board of Directors is proposed to consist of five members with no deputy members. 8) In light of the company's strong growth in terms of sales, earnings and market capitalization, the Nomination Committee proposes a structural increase in the remuneration to the Board. In addition, it is proposed to increase the fee for the Chairman of the Board compared with previous years, when the call options issued just over three years ago by the major shareholders to the Chairman have now expired. It is thus proposed that the fee for the chairman be adjusted to a market level. Total fees of SEK 1,880,000 (last year 1,320,000) are proposed to be paid to the Board of Directors, of which SEK 800 000 (220 000) is to be paid to the Chairman of the Board and SEK 270,000 (220,000) is to be paid to each member of the Board of Directors. For the Company’s Audit Committee, a fee of SEK 150,000 (150,000) is proposed to be paid to the chairman and a fee of SEK 50,000 (50,000) to be paid to each member (one to two members). For the Company’s Investment Committee, a fee of SEK 50,000 (50,000) is proposed to be paid to the chairman and a fee of SEK 50,000 (50,000) to be paid to each member (one to two members). No fees (0) are proposed to be paid for the Company’s Remuneration Committee. Auditors’ fees are proposed to be payable in accordance with approved invoice. 9) Proposed re-election of Johnny Alvarsson, Jan Samuelson, Birgitta Henriksson and Urban Doverholt and Eola Änggård Runsten as members of the Board of Directors until the end of the next annual general meeting. Detailed description of the Board's members for re-election and election can be found on the company's website. The Nomination Committee's motivation The Nomination Committee has, as a basis for its proposal, interviewed selected members and taken note of the results of the external board evaluation. In addition, the Nomination Committee has analyzed the extent to which the current Board of Directors meets the requirements imposed on it, inter alia with regard to relevant experience and competence with regard to the company's operations and future development. The Nomination Committee has made the assessment that the current members, who stand for re-election, represent a broad experience from both business and corporate management competence, as well as experience in acquisition-related and financial issues. With the proposed number of members, five, the board is staffed for an effective dialogue. 10) Proposed re-election of Jan Samuelson as Chairman of the Board of Directors until the end of the next annual general meeting. 11) Proposed election of PwC Sweden as auditor of the Company until the end of the next annual general meeting. Should the proposal be adopted, PwC intends to appoint Anna Rosendal as auditor in charge. 12) The Nomination Committee proposes that the meeting resolves on the following principles for appointing the Nomination Committee for the next annual general meeting: The tasks of the Nomination Committee shall be to prepare, for the next annual general meeting, proposals in respect of number of directors of the Board of Directors, remuneration to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the other directors of the Board of Directors and the auditors, respectively, remuneration, if any, for committee work, the composition of the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, resolution regarding the Nomination Committee, chairman at the annual general meeting and election of auditors. The Board of Directors shall have an appropriate composition with regard to the company's operations, development phase and conditions, characterized by versatility and breadth of the elected members' competence, experience and background. An even gender distribution should be sought. The Nomination Committee shall consist of four members. The three, in terms of votes, largest shareholders/owner groups (the “Largest Shareholders”) as per 31 August the year prior to the next annual general meeting, according to the list of shareholders in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB or that in another way are proved to be one of the Largest Shareholders, are entitled to appoint one member each of the Nomination Committee. In addition, the Chairman of the Board of Directors shall be appointed as member of the Nomination Committee. The Chairman of the Board of Directors shall summon the Largest Shareholders by 15 October the year preceding the annual general meeting, at the latest. If any of these shareholders waive their right to appoint a member of the Nomination Committee, the next shareholder/owner groups in order of size shall be given the opportunity to appoint a member of the Nomination Committee. The CEO or any other person from the senior management shall not be a member of the Nomination Committee. The Chairman of the Board of Directors shall summon the Nomination Committee’s first meeting. The Chairman of the Board of Directors shall not be appointed Chairman of the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee’s term of office extends until a new Nomination Committee is appointed. The composition of the Nomination Committee shall be made public no later than six months before the annual general meeting. If it becomes known that a shareholder that has appointed a member of the Nomination Committee, as a result of changes in said owner’s shareholdings or due to changes in other owners’ shareholdings, is no longer one of the Largest Shareholders, the committee member who was appointed by said shareholder shall, if the Nomination Committee so decides, resign and be replaced by a new member appointed by the shareholder who at the time is the largest registered shareholder that has not already appointed a member of the Nomination Committee. If the registered ownership structure is otherwise significantly changed prior to the completion of the Nomination Committee’s work, the composition of the Nomination Committee shall, if the Nomination Committee so decides, be changed in accordance with the above stated principle. The Company shall pay for reasonable costs that the Nomination Committee has considered to be necessary in order for the Nomination Committee to be able to complete its assignment. Other resolutions Item 2 – Preparation and approval of the voting register Since all votes are cast in advance it is not possible to obtain the general meeting’s approval of the voting register at the meeting itself. Against this background, the board of director proposes that the voting register shall be prepared and approved by the chairman of the general meeting, based on the postal votes that have been properly received. Item 3 – Election of one or two persons to attest the minutes The board of directors proposes that John Engholm is elected to attest the minutes from the general meeting. The attester’s assignment also includes checking the voting list and that received postal votes are correctly reproduced in the minutes of the meeting. Item 6 b) – Resolution on allocation of the result of the Company in accordance with the adopted balance sheet The Board of Directors proposes that the meeting resolves upon a dividend to shareholders of preference shares in accordance with the articles of association. Of the funds available to the Meeting, SEK 1,298,089,470, eight SEK per preference share, ie. a total of SEK 14,000,000 shall be paid quarterly to the preference shareholders with one quarter of the total amount (ie two SEK per preference share) per occasion. The proposal is based on all outstanding preference shares as of the date of this notice (ie a total of 1 750,000 preference shares). Suggested record dates for the dividend are: June 15, 2021 with estimated payment date on June 18, 2021;September 15, 2021 with estimated payment date on September 20, 2021;December 15, 2021 with estimated payment date on December 20, 2021; andMarch 15, 2022 with estimated payment date on March 18, 2022. The Board of Directors proposes that no dividend be paid on ordinary shares of series A or ordinary shares of series B without balancing the remaining profit of SEK 1,284,089,470 in a new account, of which SEK 1,065,107,466 will be transferred to the premium fund. Item 13 – Resolution regarding guidelines for remuneration to the senior management The executive management of Sdiptech AB (publ) (“Sdiptech” or the “Company”) fall within the provisions of these guidelines. The guidelines are forward-looking, i.e. they are applicable to remuneration agreed, and amendments to remuneration already agreed, after adoption of the guidelines by the Annual General Meeting 2021. These guidelines do not apply to any remuneration decided or approved by the General Meeting. Share-related incentive plans are decided, where appropriate, by the General Meeting. The guidelines’ promotion of Sdiptech’s business strategy, long-term interests and sustainability Sdiptech is a technology group focused on infrastructure. Sdiptech’s business concept is to provide niched solutions to the infrastructure sector. A prerequisite for the successful implementation of Sdiptech’s business strategy and safeguarding of its long-term interests, including its sustainability, is that Sdiptech is able to recruit and retain qualified senior executives. To this end, it is necessary that the Company offers competitive remuneration. These guidelines enable the Company to offer the senior executives a competitive total remuneration. The remuneration shall be on market terms and may consist of the following components: fixed cash salary, variable cash remuneration, pension benefits and other benefits. Additionally, the general meeting may – irrespective of these guidelines – resolve on, among other things, share-related or share price-related remuneration. Variable cash remuneration covered by these guidelines shall aim at promoting the Company’s business strategy and long-term interests, including its sustainability. The satisfaction of criteria for awarding variable cash remuneration shall be measured over a period of one or several years. The variable cash remuneration may amount to not more than 50 per cent of the total fixed cash salary under the measurement period for such criteria. For senior executives, pension benefits, including health insurance (Sw: sjukförsäkring), shall be based on a premium defined pension plan unless the individual concerned is subject to defined benefit pension under mandatory law or collective agreement provisions. Variable cash remuneration shall not qualify for pension benefits unless required by mandatory law or collective agreement provisions. The pension premiums for premium defined pension shall amount to not more than 25 per cent of the fixed annual cash salary. Other benefits may include, for example, company cars, occupational health services and medical insurance (Sw: sjukvårdsförsäkring). Such benefits may amount to not more than 10 per cent of the fixed annual cash salary. The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves on guidelines for remuneration to senior executives in accordance with the above, as well as supplementary information in Appendix §13, which is posted on the Company's website. Item 14 – Resolution on authorization for the Board to issue shares, convertibles and warrants The board of directors proposes that the annual general meeting resolves to authorize the board of directors to, until the next annual general meeting, with or without deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights, on one or several occasions resolve to issue ordinary shares, convertible instruments and/or warrants. Payment may be made in cash and/or with in kind or by way of set-off, or other conditions. The total increase of the number of ordinary shares, which includes issuance, conversion or subscription for new shares, may – where it entails a deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights – correspond to a dilution of a maximum of 10 percent of the current number outstanding ordinary shares, adjusted for any splits or similar. The authorization shall primarily be used for the purpose of acquisitions or financing thereof. A valid resolution requires that shareholders holding not less than two-thirds of both the votes cast and the shares represented at the general meeting vote in favor of the proposal. Item 15 - Resolution on warrant program for the company's employees In order to ensure that the Group can retain and recruit qualified and committed personnel, the board of directors proposes that the annual general meeting resolves upon an issue of Warrants with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights and the implementation of a long term incentive programme to the employees of the Group. The extraordinary general meeting held in February 2018 resolved to adopt an incentive programme based on three different series of warrants, of which the subscription period for one series has lapsed. Through the proposal on the new incentive programme, the Company would again have three outstanding series of warrants, which is in line with the Company’s ambition. The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves to introduce an incentive program for the company's employees through the issue of a total of a maximum of 350,000 warrants of series 2021/2024, in accordance with Appendices §15a, 15b and §15c, which are posted on the Company's website. In short, the proposal means that: The Company shall issue no more than 350 000 Warrants. Each Warrant entitles the holder to subscribe for one new common share of series B (“B-shares”) in the Company during the following periods: (i) a period of 10 banking days from and including 7 June 2024, (ii) a period of 10 banking days from and including the banking day following the publication of the Company’s interim report for the second quarter of 2024, and (iii) a period of 10 banking days from and including the banking day following the publication of the Company’s interim report for the third quarter of 2024, however not later than 30 November 2024 (each a “Subscription Period”). Upon full subscription, by virtue of all of the Warrants, a maximum of 350,000 new common shares of series B may be issued, corresponding to a dilution of approximately 1.0 per cent of the total amount of common shares of series A and series B and approximately 0.7 per cent of the total amount of votes in the Company that the common shares of series A and series B represent (based on the number of such outstanding shares as of the date of the notice). The subscription price for new B-shares subscribed for through Warrants shall be equal to an amount corresponding to 126 per cent of the volume-weighted average of the quoted price paid for the B-share on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (or another corresponding trading facility or regulated market on which the Company’s shares are traded) from and including 19 May 2021 up to and including 1 June 2021 (the “Calculation period”). The increase of the Company’s share capital will, upon exercise of the Warrants, amount to not more than SEK 8,750, subject to such increase that may occur due to recalculation of the subscription price and the number of shares which each Warrant entitles to subscription for in the event of issues etcetera. If the subscription price exceeds the quota value, the excess amount shall be allotted to the non-restricted statutory reserve. Employees of the Company and its subsidiaries (the Company and its subsidiaries are referred to collectively as the “Group”) shall be entitled to acquire Warrants from the Subsidiary. Application to acquire Warrants shall be made not later than on 7 June 2021. The board of directors of the Company shall however be entitled to prolong the application period. Future new employees may also be entitled to acquire Warrants, whereby the application to acquire Warrants may take place at a later occasion. For any such acquisitions, the acquisition shall be made at the prevailing market value and that the board of directors shall apply a corresponding application period for employees whose acquisition is made following the initial application period. The board of directors is authorised to extend each Subscription Period and the time for payment in the event that any participant is restricted from subscribing to new shares pursuant to insider or market abuse regulations. If not all Warrants are acquired, the remaining number of Warrants may be allotted to participants independently of category. No participant may, however, acquire additional Warrants that correspond to more than 50 per cent of the number of Warrants which each respective participant is entitled to acquire. Transfer of Warrants to the participants shall be made at a price corresponding to the market value, which shall be calculated in accordance with the Black & Scholes formula by an independent valuation institution. At an estimated future volatility level of 30 per cent during the term of the Warrants and assuming that the average value of the Company’s share during the valuation period amounts to SEK 350, whereby the subscription price for the Warrants will amount to SEK 441 for each Warrant, the preliminary calculated market value per warrant will amount to SEK 45 for each Warrant. The general meeting’s resolution under this item is valid only if supported by shareholders holding no less than nine tenths (9/10) of both the votes cast and the shares represented at the general meeting. Item 16 - Resolution on warrant program for the company's board of directors The shareholder Dr. Saeid AB (the “Shareholder”), representing approximately 6.4 per cent of the shares and approximately 20.6 per cent of the votes in Sdiptech AB (publ), reg. no. 556672-4893 (the “Company”), proposes that the annual general meeting passes the following resolution regarding the implementation of an incentive program for the board of directors of the Company. The purpose of the proposed program and the reason for deviation from the shareholder’s preferential rights is to be able to offer the board members a possibility to take part of a value increase of the Company’s B share, which is expected to lead to an increased long-term commitment for the Company’s business and earnings trend and increase the motivation and sense of belonging with the Company. The Shareholder assesses that this may have a positive effect on the Company’s continued development and be of advantage to the Company and its shareholders. The Shareholder proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves to introduce an incentive program for the company's Board of Directors through the issue of a total of a maximum of 60,000 warrants of series 2021/2025, in accordance with Appendices §16a, 16b and §16c, which are posted on the Company's website. In short, the proposal means that: The Company shall issue no more than 60,000 TO 2025. Each TO 2025 entitles the holder to subscribe for one new common share of series B (“B-shares”) in the Company during the following periods: (i) a period of 10 banking days from and including 2 June 2025, (ii) a period of 10 banking days from and including the banking day following the publication of the Company’s interim report for the second quarter of 2025, and (iii) a period of 10 banking days from and including the banking day following the publication of the Company’s interim report for the third quarter of 2025, however no later than 30 November 2025 (each a “Subscription Period”). Upon full subscription, by virtue of all of the TO 2025, a maximum of 60,000 new B shares may be issued, corresponding to a dilution of approximately 0.17 per cent of the total amount of common shares of series A and series B and approximately 0.11 per cent of the total amount of votes in the Company that the common shares of series A and series B represent (based on the number of such outstanding shares as of the date of the notice. The subscription price for new B-shares subscribed for through TO 2025 shall be equal to an amount corresponding to 126 per cent of the volume-weighted average of the quoted price paid for the B-share on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (or another corresponding trading facility or regulated market on which the Company’s shares are traded) from and including 19 May 2021 up to and including 1 June 2021 (the “Calculation period”). The increase of the Company’s share capital will, upon exercise of the warrants, amount to not more than SEK 1 500, subject to such increase that may occur due to recalculation of the subscription price and the number of shares which each Warrant entitles to subscription for in the event of issues etcetera. If the subscription price exceeds the quota value, the excess amount shall be allotted to the non-restricted statutory reserve. The right to acquire the warrants from the Subsidiary shall vest in each of the Company’s board members Jan Samuelson, Johnny Alvarsson, Birgitta Henriksson, Urban Doverholt and Eola Änggård Runsten, provided that the board members are re-elected at the annual general meeting 2021. In addition, any future new board members shall be entitled to acquire warrants. Allocation of warrants is made by the board of directors in accordance with the principles established by the general meeting. The board of directors can allot a total of no more than 60,000 TO 2025, of which each of the board members Jan Samuelson, Johnny Alvarsson, Birgitta Henriksson, Urban Doverholt and Eola Änggård Runsten can be allotted no more than 10,000 TO 2025, provided that the board members are re-elected at the annual general meeting 2021. In addition, the board shall be entitled to allot no more than 10,000 warrants to any new future board member. If not all TO 2025 are acquired, the other board members shall be entitled to acquire such remaining warrants. If more than one board member has applied to acquire such remaining warrants, these shall be evenly allocated between these board members. Transfer of Warrants to the participants shall be made at a price corresponding to the market value, which shall be calculated in accordance with the Black & Scholes formula by an independent valuation institution. At an estimated future volatility level of 30 per cent during the term of the warrants and assuming that the average value of the Company’s share during the valuation period amounts to SEK 350, whereby the subscription price per TO 2025 will amount to SEK 441, the preliminary calculated market value per TO 2025 will amount to SEK 56. The final calculation of the market value will be conducted by an independent valuation institution. The general meeting’s resolution under this item is valid only if supported by shareholders holding no less than nine tenths (9/10) of both the votes cast and the shares represented at the general meeting. Item 17 - Resolution on amendment of the Articles of Association The Board of Directors proposes that a new provision be introduced in the Articles of Association with the wording below, in order to facilitate the owners' participation even at future general meetings after the temporary legislation that applies during the pandemic has ceased. The provision is introduced as a new section 12, with renumbering of subsequent points. § 12 Collection of proxies, postal voting and the presence of outsiders at general meetings The Board may collect proxies in accordance with the procedure specified in Chapter 7. Section 4, second paragraph, of the Swedish Companies Act (2005: 551). Prior to a general meeting, the board may decide that the shareholders shall be able to exercise their voting rights by post before the general meeting in accordance with the procedure specified in ch. Section 4 a of the Swedish Companies Act (2005: 551). The Board of Directors may decide that anyone who is not a shareholder in the company shall, under the terms determined by the Board, have the right to attend or otherwise follow the negotiations at the Annual General Meeting. The Board further proposes a number of editorial changes to ensure that the Articles of Association comply with amendments to the Swedish Companies Act and that the possibility of appointing deputy board members is removed, which is in line with what is prescribed in the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance. All in all, this means that § 1, § 8, § 11 and the current § 15 of the Articles of Association are given new wording as below. § 1 Company name The company's company name is Sdiptech AB (publ). The company is public. § 8 The Board The board shall consist of 3–10 members without deputies. § 11 Pre-registration Shareholders who wish to participate in the negotiations at the Annual General Meeting must register their participation to the company no later than the date specified in the notice convening the meeting. The latter day must not be Sunday, other public holidays, Saturday, Midsummer's Eve, Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve and not occur earlier than the fifth weekday before the meeting. Shareholders may bring one or two assistants to the Annual General Meeting, but only if the shareholder notifies the company of the number of assistants in the manner specified in the previous paragraph. § 16 Reconciliation reservation The company's shares must be registered in a record register in accordance with the Act (1998: 1479) on central securities depositories and accounting for financial instruments. A valid resolution requires that shareholders holding not less than two-thirds of both the votes cast and the shares represented at the general meeting vote in favor of the proposal. Other The Annual Report and the Audit Report will be available on the Company's website www.sdiptech.se and at the Company's head office, Nybrogatan 39, 114 39 Stockholm, no later than April 27, 2021. Proxy forms and full proposals will also be available on the Company's website and head office by 27 April 2021. All documents are also sent free of charge by mail to the shareholders who request it and state their mailing address. The Annual General Meeting share register will be kept available at the Company's offices. The Board of Directors and the President shall, if any shareholder so requests and the Board of Directors considers that this can be done without material harm to the Company, provide information on circumstances that may affect the assessment of a matter on the agenda and circumstances that may affect the assessment of the Company or subsidiaries. financial situation and the Company's relationship with another group company. Such a request must have been received by the company no later than ten days before the meeting, via email to email@example.com or by post at the above address. The information will be available on the Company’s website and office no later than five days prior to the general meeting. The information shall also be sent within the same time to the shareholder who has requested it and stated their postal address. A general description of how your personal data is handled prior to the Annual General Meeting can be found on Euroclear's website www.euroclear.com. ************ Stockholm April 2021 Sdiptech AB (publ) Board of Directors For additional information, please contact: Bengt Lejdström, CFO, +46 702 74 22 00, firstname.lastname@example.org My Lundberg, IR & PR Manager, +46 703 61 18 10, email@example.com Sdiptech's common share of series B share is traded under the short name SDIP B with ISIN code SE0003756758. Sdiptech AB's preferred shares are traded under the short name SDIP PREF with ISIN code SE0006758348. Sdiptech AB's Certified Adviser at Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market is Erik Penser Bank, +468-463 83 00, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information is available on the company's website: www.sdiptech.se Sdiptech AB is a technology group with a primary focus on infrastructure segments critical to well-functioning societies and to welfare, e.g. water & sanitation, power & energy, transportation, energy efficiency and air climate. As part of our offering in urban areas, we also provide niched technical services for buildings and real-estate such as renovation of elevators and roofs. The company has approximately SEK 2,000 million in sales and is based in Stockholm. The information was provided by the above contact persons for publication April 19, 2021, at 18:00 CEST. Attachment Notice to attend AGM_210419
Innovation continues to flow from the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre CALGARY, Alberta, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InnoTech Alberta, a subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, congratulates CarbonCure on winning the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition. CarbonCure successfully demonstrated they could remove carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by the Shepard Energy Centre and use it to create concrete. InnoTech Alberta hosted the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE at the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC), adjacent to the Shepard Energy Centre, on the eastern edge of Calgary’s city limits. The ACCTC’s legacy will continue beyond the completion of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. New and continuing clients will use the platform to develop, validate and pilot technologies that target carbon capture and utilization. The NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition demonstrates the positive impact of this unique facility and carbon utilization technologies. The Centre will continue to contribute to economic growth in Alberta as it attracts entrepreneurs and industry conducting research and development leading to commercially viable projects and attracting new business from Alberta and beyond. “We celebrate with InnoTech Alberta and the partnerships and research to support our own carbon capture and utilization and storage strategy. We look forward to the ongoing economic benefits and emissions reduction that flow from these companies.” Hon. Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy, and Innovation “Our subsidiary, Innotech Alberta, has industry knowledge and expertise to support these projects and host the COSIA NRG Carbon XPRIZE contestants at the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre. These companies are modern alchemists who are converting carbon emissions from liability into valued products instead. Congratulations to the winners and all the teams. They are pioneers in the carbon-tech sector and leading the way to greater opportunities as we move to a net-zero world.” Laura Kilcrease, CEO, Alberta Innovates BACKGROUND The NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE inspires development of new carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion technologies to help solve climate change. The US$20 million XPRIZE is a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO2 emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items we use every day. The competition is run by the XPRIZE Foundation, in partnership with NRG and Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA). The winning teams successfully demonstrated how they could convert the most CO2 into products with the highest value, while minimizing their overall CO2 footprint, land use, water use, and energy use. Competitors include: Air Company: Air Company has discovered a way to transform CO2 into alcohol.CarbonCure: CarbonCure has built a carbon removal technology that adds CO2 into concrete production to improve concrete performance and permanently embed CO2 emissions.Carbon Upcycling-NLT (CUT): Carbon Upcycling is working with newlight technologies to transform the waste carbon emissions of today into the building materials of tomorrow.CERT: CERT made breakthroughs with their technology that transforms CO2 into ethylene, the foundation for countless consumer products.Carbon Corp (C2CNT): Carbon Corp converts CO2 into “carbon nanotubes,” products with remarkable properties of conductivity, nanoelectronics, higher capacity batteries, flexibility, with greater strength than steel and widespread use as carbon composites. Three of the five competitors will remain at the ACCTC to continue to develop and refine their technologies. Carbon Corp. and Carbon Upcycling Technologies will continue their work at the Centre, and New York based Air Company will also continue their work by establishing a team at the ACCTC site. Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC)The ACCTC is a unique facility built to demonstrate carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and conversion technologies. Owned and operated by InnoTech, the ACCTC enables users to test and advance CO2 capture and conversion technologies that assist in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, by enabling the conversion of CO2 into commercially viable, value-added products. The development and future use of the Centre will extend beyond the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition. It is open for use by other technology developers and industrial clients seeking to validate their technologies to derive value from them or enhance the emissions profiles of their organizations. InnoTech Alberta InnoTech Alberta is a leading research and technology organization serving the needs of industry, entrepreneurs and the public sector. Our leading-edge expertise and industrial-scale research and demonstration facilities accelerate and de-risk technology development and deployment with a focus on industrial solutions and commercial application. We are Alberta’s innovation engine with 100 years of bold ideas that feed, grow, fuel, and build Alberta’s agriculture, energy, environment, and forestry sectors. Visit us at: InnoTechAlberta.ca XPRIZE XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges. Active competitions include the $20 Million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, the $10 Million Rainforest XPRIZE, the $10 Million ANA Avatar XPRIZE, the $5 Million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, $5 Million XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling, $5 Million XPRIZE Rapid COVID Testing, and $500K Pandemic Response Challenge. For more information, visit xprize.org COSIACanada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is a unique alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands. COSIA enables collaboration and innovation between thinkers from industry, government, academia and the wider public to improve measurement, accountability and performance in the oil sands across our environmental priority areas of greenhouse gases, land, water and tailings. COSIA members search the world for solutions to our toughest problems. And we have some of the best minds on the planet working on technologies to enable further responsible and sustainable development. Visit COSIA at www.cosia.ca. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. CarbonCureArchitects, structural engineers, owners and developers are seeking proven ways to reduce the embodied carbon of their building projects. Recognizing concrete as a solution, CarbonCure Technologies, a fast-growing, clean tech company, has developed an easy-to-adopt technology that enables concrete producers to use captured carbon dioxide to produce reliable, low-carbon concrete mixes and achieve market differentiation. Available from hundreds of concrete plants, more than one million truckloads of CarbonCure-based mixes have supplied a wide range of sustainable construction projects around the world. CarbonCure’s investors include Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Amazon, BDC Capital, Pangaea, Microsoft, 2150, Carbon Direct, GreenSoil Investments, Taronga Group, and Mitsubishi Corporation. CONTACT: Media Contact: Dwayne Brunner, Media Relations Manager Alberta Innovates / InnoTech Alberta 587-572-4091 Dwayne.Brunner@AlbertaInnovates.ca
Flashfood App Helps Shoppers, Community Organizations Save on Fresh Items Including Produce, Seafood & MeatQUINCY, Mass., April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of its commitment to provide customers with fresh, healthy items at a great value, Stop & Shop has launched a pilot program for the Flashfood mobile app at four of its Worcester-area stores in Massachusetts. The free app gives shoppers access to exclusive deals on items including meat, produce, seafood, dairy, deli and bakery, which are nearing their best-by date. In addition to offering great deals for customers, the app also helps Stop & Shop in its goal to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030. Stop & Shop is the first retailer in Massachusetts to offer the program. “The Flashfood app is well aligned with Stop & Shop’s health and sustainability ambitions as it gives our customers access to fresh food at even more affordable prices – while simultaneously helping us in our goal to eliminate food waste,” said Gordon Reid, Stop & Shop President. “About $161 billion worth of food is thrown out each year in this country, and as a grocer we must do our part in reducing that number. Flashfood helps us do that, while also helping our local shoppers save.” The USDA estimates that between 30-40% of the food supply in America ends up in landfills. To date, Flashfood has helped to divert more than 20 million pounds of food, eliminating greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to over 5 million miles driven by the average car. Stop & Shop shoppers can download the Flashfood app, available for iOS and Android, to start browsing deals on fresh items nearing expiration. Shoppers make their purchases right in the app, then pick-up their order the same day from the “Flashfood zone” inside participating Stop & Shop stores. The following four Stop & Shop stores are participating in the pilot: 940 West Boylston Street, Worcester949 Grafton Street, Worcester545 Lincoln Street, Worcester100 Worcester Street, Grafton “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Stop & Shop to bring Flashfood to Worcester County, our first four locations in Massachusetts. The app is a game changer, especially for families and students, of which there are so many in Worcester,” said Eric Tribe, Chief Marketplace Officer at Flashfood. “Together with Stop & Shop, we’re able to offer groceries at 50% off or more, so that shoppers on a tight budget can enjoy more fresh foods and discover new things. And all that while reducing food waste - it’s really a win-win for the community.” Flashfood and Stop & Shop are working with Stop & Shop’s community-based partners in Worcester including Friendly House and the Worcester County Food Bank to market the program to area residents. To download the app and start saving on fresh foods, customers can visit www.flashfood.com. Community organizations interested in participating in the program roll out can email email@example.com. About Stop & Shop:A neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, Stop & Shop is focused on delivering a wide assortment of fresh, healthy options at a great value through strong weekly sales and everyday low prices. Its new GO Rewards loyalty program delivers personalized offers and allows customers to earn points that can be redeemed for gas or groceries every time they shop. Stop & Shop customers can choose however they want to shop - whether it's in-store or online, which offers both delivery and same day pickup. The company is committed to making an impact in its communities by fighting against hunger, supporting our troops and through overall incredible acts of care. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA Company and employs 58,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com. About FlashfoodFlashfood is a mobile app that is tackling the mounting problem of food waste by connecting local shoppers with grocery items nearing their best before date. Founded in 2016, Flashfood is live in more than 1,000 grocery stores throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, and Canada. Flashfood has diverted 20 million pounds of food, saved shoppers millions of dollars on their groceries, and fed hundreds of thousands of families more affordably. Flashfood partners include Meijer, The GIANT Company, Tops Friendly Markets, SpartanNash, Giant Eagle, and Loblaw Corp. Flashfood is available on iOS and Android. Find out more at www.flashfood.com Contact: Jennifer Brogan firstname.lastname@example.org
Estrella Media, a leading vertically integrated, multi-platform, Spanish-language media company, announced today that the EstrellaTV and Estrella News networks are now available 24/7 on VIZIO (NYSE: VZIO) SmartCast TVs.
American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC), the nation’s largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing communities in the United States, released its 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Update, providing information on the long-term social and environmental initiatives ACC continued to drive even in light of the pandemic.
US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) will host a live conference call and webcast to discuss first quarter fiscal 2021 results on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9 a.m. CDT.
Jurors at the murder trial of the former Minneapolis police officer accused in George Floyd’s death were told Monday that his choice to remain silent cannot affect their decision. Derek Chauvin on Thursday said he would not to testify in his own defense, invoking his right to remain silent and leave the burden of proof on the state. Taking the stand could have helped humanize Chauvin to jurors who didn't heard from him directly at trial, but it could also have opened him up to a devastating cross-examination.