The NAVWAR SBIR/STTR is a robust program designed to help small businesses address government needs while promoting commercialization.
The NAVWAR SBIR/STTR is a robust program designed to help small businesses address government needs while promoting commercialization.
* U.S. 2020 growth falls, but Q4 GDP rises * U.S. yield curve steepens * U.S. 10-year breakeven inflation back above 2% * Investors look to U.S. 7-year note auction (Adds comment, details; updates prices) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. long-dated Treasury yields rallied from three-week lows on Thursday, tracking the stock market's recovery, after growth data for the world's largest economy was not as weak as initially feared, while initial weekly jobless claims were lower than forecast. U.S. 10-year, 20-year, and 30-year yields were lower before the economic data and were last higher on the day. U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 4% annualized rate in the fourth quarter of last year, in line with economists' forecasts, although for the whole of 2020, it contracted 3.5%, the worst performance since 1946.
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This year’s initiative emphasizes cultivating trust amongst consumers by adopting data privacy frameworks and promoting transparency around data collection practicesWOBURN, Mass., Jan. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Access, the world’s largest privately-held integrated information management services provider, today announced its ongoing commitment to Data Privacy Day by reregistering as a 2021 Champion for the campaign. As a Champion, Access recognizes and supports the principle that all organizations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information. Data Privacy Day is a global effort -- taking place annually on January 28th -- that generates awareness about the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information, and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business. “Data privacy Champions represent those dedicated to empowering individuals and encouraging businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust,” explained Mitchell Perry, Vice President of Compliance and Security at Access. “Access fully embraces this important campaign and our role as Champions. We are proud to help further facilitate awareness and education on the topic.” This year, the campaign encourages individuals to “Own Your Privacy” by learning more about how to protect the valuable data that is online. It also encourages businesses to “Respect Privacy,” which advocates for holding organizations responsible for keeping individuals’ personal information safe from unauthorized access and ensuring fair, relevant and legitimate data collection and processing. According to a Pew Research Center study, 79% of U.S. adults report being concerned about the way their data is being used by companies. As technology evolves and the pandemic continues to influence how consumers interact with businesses online, data collection practices are becoming increasingly unavoidable, making it imperative that companies act responsibly. “In recent years, we’ve seen the impact of more global awareness surrounding the abuse of consumer data, thanks to sweeping privacy measures like GDPR and CPRA,” said Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). “And while legislative backing is key to reinforcing accountability for poor data privacy practices, one major goal of Data Privacy Day is to build awareness among businesses about the benefits of an ethical approach to data privacy measures separate from legal boundaries.” The NCSA has offered up the following tips to help guide individuals and businesses to better data privacy practices, such as: For Individuals: Personal info is like money: Value it. Protect it. Personal information, such as your purchase history, IP address, or location, has tremendous value to businesses – just like money. Make informed decisions about whether or not to share your data with certain businesses by considering the amount of personal information they are asking for, and weighing it against the benefits you may receive in return.Keep tabs on your apps. Many apps ask for access to personal information, such as your geographic location, contacts list and photo album, before you can use their services. Be thoughtful about who gets that information, and wary of apps that require access to information that is not required or relevant for the services they are offering. Delete unused apps on your internet-connected devices and keep others secure by performing updates.Manage your privacy settings. Check the privacy and security settings on web services and apps and set them to your comfort level for information sharing. Each device, application or browser you use will have different features to limit how and with whom you share information. Get started with NCSA’s Manage Your Privacy Settings page. For Businesses: If you collect it, protect it. Data breaches can not only lead to great financial loss, but a loss in reputation and customer trust. Follow reasonable security measures to keep individuals’ personal information safe from inappropriate and unauthorized access. Make sure the personal data you collect is processed in a fair manner and only collected for relevant and legitimate purposes.Consider adopting a privacy framework. Build privacy into your business by researching and adopting a privacy framework to help you manage risk and create a culture of privacy in your organization.Conduct an assessment of your data collection practices. Understand which privacy laws and regulations apply to your business. Educate your employees of their and your organization’s obligations to protecting personal information.Transparency builds trust. Be open and honest about how you collect, use and share consumers’ personal information. Think about how the consumer may expect their data to be used and design settings to protect their information by default. Communicate clearly and concisely to the public what privacy means to your organization and the steps you take to achieve and maintain privacy.Maintain oversight of partners and vendors. If someone provides services on your behalf, you are also responsible for how they collect and use your consumers’ personal information. For more information about Data Privacy Day 2021 and how to get involved, visit https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/. About Data Privacy DayData Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. NCSA, the nation's leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness, leads the effort in North America each year. For more information, visit https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/. About the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)NCSA is the Nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with a broad array of stakeholders in government, industry and civil society. NCSA’s primary partners are the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and NCSA’s Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; AIG; American Express; Bank of America; Cofense; Comcast Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; ESET North America; Facebook; Intel Corporation; Lenovo; LogMeIn; Marriott International; Mastercard; MediaPro; Microsoft Corporation; Mimecast; KnowBe4; NortonLifeLock; Proofpoint; Raytheon; Trend Micro, Inc.; Uber: U.S. Bank; Visa and Wells Fargo. NCSA’s core efforts include Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, the global online safety awareness and education campaign co-founded by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group with federal government leadership from the Department of Homeland Security; and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information on NCSA, please visit https://staysafeonline.org. About Access: Access is the largest privately held records and information management services provider worldwide, with operations across the United States, Canada, Central America and South America. Access provides transformative services, expertise and technologies to make organizations more efficient and more compliant. Access helps companies manage and activate their critical business information through offsite storage and information governance services, scanning and digital transformation solutions, document management software and secure destruction services. For 11 consecutive years, Access has been named to the Inc. 5000, the ranking of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. For more information on Access, please visit AccessCorp.com. 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(Bloomberg) -- Chevron Corp. and Reliance Industries Ltd. are meeting with U.S. State Department officials to request a rollback of some of the previous administration’s restrictions against Venezuela’s oil industry.Representatives from the two companies are holding virtual discussions with officials this week, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. High on the agenda: reinstating transactions known as oil swaps that would allow companies to receive Venezuelan crude in exchange for supplying diesel, one person said.The U.S. imposed sanctions on Petroleos de Venezuela SA in early 2019, in an effort to dislodge President Nicolas Maduro from power by depriving his government of oil revenue. While some companies were still allowed to engage in limited dealings with the South American country, the swaps were nixed last October, said one of the people.Indian refiner Reliance is seeking to revive those swaps. Meanwhile, Chevron, for now, wants to build goodwill and remind officials of its commitment to remain in Venezuela, another person said. The oil giant currently has until June to wind down operations, unless it gets another extended waiver.The U.S. can’t ban international companies from buying Venezuelan oil. It can, however, financially squeeze them by prohibiting them from doing business with American companies if they ignore sanctions. Reliance and Chevron requested meetings with the State Department even though some of the key decisionmakers, including assistant secretaries to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, have yet to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.Ray Fohr, a spokesperson for Chevron, said the company is in regular conversations with multiple agencies within the U.S. government to make sure laws are understood.“We remain committed to the integrity of our joint venture assets, the safety and wellbeing of our employees and their families, and the company’s social and humanitarian programs during these challenging times,” The San Ramon, California-based oil producer said of its Venezuela operations in an emailed statement.Reliance and the State Department did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.Venezuela is barely able to produce its own refined products because of widespread mechanical failures at refineries. Reliance is basing its request to resume oil swaps on the argument that the operations do not provide cash to the Venezuelan government but rather help lessen the humanitarian crisis there, one person said. Diesel is used in power generation, public transportation, agriculture and to deliver food and medicine.The resumption of oil swaps could allow Venezuela to boost oil production, said Scott Modell, managing director at Rapidan Energy Advisors LLC. Output, which is currently at between 400,000 and 500,000 barrels a day, could hit 750,000 barrels day if the Biden administration eases some of the sanctions, he said.(Updates with Chevron comment in seventh paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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A portrait by Italian renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli sold for $92 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York Thursday, smashing the record price for the artist.
Dublin, Jan. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Germany Automotive Telematics Market Research Report: By Product Type, Service, Channel, Vehicle Type, Verticals, Offerings - Industry Analysis and Growth Forecast to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The German automotive telematics market is predicted to attain a revenue of $7,748.0 million by 2030, increasing from $1.408.2 million in 2019, progressing at a 16.5% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2030)The market is registering growth due to the extensive government support, in terms of regulation and policy formulation, for integrating such systems in automobiles, and rising preference for a safer driving alternative. On the basis of product type, the market is divided into integrated, embedded, and tethered.Out of all these, the embedded division held the major share of the market in the past, owing to the regulatory policies in the EU that mandating the use of telematics systems. In addition to this, the division is also growing due to the rising demand for cloud-based services and increasing requirement for optimizing cost of service plans. The integrated division is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.When service is taken into consideration, the German automotive telematics market is categorized into vehicle to everything, insurance telematics, safety & security, fleet/asset management, remote diagnostics, and infotainment and navigation. Among these, the safety & security category is predicted to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. The demand for passenger safety in vehicles has risen, owing to the development of automated driving and intelligent transport systems technology. Moreover, governments have taken initiatives for increasing vehicle safety in a number of countries.In conclusion, the market is registering growth due to need for safer driving options and increasing adoption of telematics solutions in off-highway vehicles.Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1. Research Background1.1 Research Objectives1.2 Market Definition1.3 Research Scope1.4 Key StakeholdersChapter 2. Research MethodologyChapter 3. Executive SummaryChapter 4. Market Indicators4.1 Increasing Adoption of Connected Cars4.2 Increasing Adoption of Electric Vehicles4.3 Growth Recovery of Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles SalesChapter 5. Introduction5.1 Voice of Industry Experts/KOLs5.2 Definition of Market Segments5.2.1 By Product Type188.8.131.52 Embedded184.108.40.206 Tethered220.127.116.11 Integrated5.2.2 By Service18.104.22.168 Safety and security22.214.171.124 Infotainment and navigation126.96.36.199 Remote diagnostics188.8.131.52 Fleet/asset management184.108.40.206 Insurance telematics220.127.116.11 V2X18.104.22.168 Others5.2.3 By Channel22.214.171.124 OEMs126.96.36.199 Aftermarket5.2.4 By Vehicle Type188.8.131.52 Two-wheeler184.108.40.206 Passenger car220.127.116.11 Commercial vehicle18.104.22.168 Construction machines5.2.5 By Verticals22.214.171.124 Transportation and logistics126.96.36.199 Government and utilities188.8.131.52 Travel and tourism184.108.40.206 Construction220.127.116.11 Education18.104.22.168 Healthcare22.214.171.124 Media and entertainment126.96.36.199 Others5.2.6 By Offerings188.8.131.52 Hardware184.108.40.206 Software220.127.116.11 Services5.3 Value Chain Analysis5.4 Market Dynamics5.4.1 Trends18.104.22.168 Increasing number of partnership and collaborations22.214.171.124 Increasing adoption of telematics solutions in off-highway vehicles5.4.2 Drivers126.96.36.199 Increasing preference towards a safer driving alternative188.8.131.52 Government support through policy formulation184.108.40.206 Impact analysis of drivers on market forecast5.4.3 Restraints220.127.116.11 Cyberattack and data breach threats18.104.22.168 Increased vehicle price22.214.171.124 Impact analysis of restraints on market forecast5.4.4 Opportunities126.96.36.199 Deployment of autonomous vehicles188.8.131.52 Shift toward 5G technology from 4G LTE5.5 Porter's Five Forces AnalysisChapter 6. Impact of COVID-19 on the MarketChapter 7. Regulatory Landscape7.1 GermanyChapter 8. Germany Market Size and Forecast8.1 By Product Type8.2 By Service8.3 By Channel8.4 By Vehicle Type8.5 By Vertical8.6 By OfferingsChapter 9. Competitive Landscape9.1 List of Players Offerings Telematics Solution9.1.1 Small Players9.1.2 Mid-Sized Players9.1.3 Major players9.2 Competitive Benchmarking of Key Players9.3 Product Benchmarking of Key Players9.4 Recent Strategic Developments9.4.1 Product Launches9.4.2 Partnerships9.4.3 Mergers and Acquisitions9.4.4 Other DevelopmentsChapter 10. Company Profile of Major Players10.1 Robert Bosch GmbH10.2 Valeo SA10.3 Continental AG10.4 MiX Telematics Ltd.10.5 Verizon Communications Inc.Chapter 11. Company Profile of Small and Medium-Size Players11.1 AREALCONTROL GmbH11.2 FleetGO Group Ltd.11.3 MAC & NIL srl11.4 frameLOGIC PL11.5 Emixis SA11.6 CVS Mobile Inc.11.7 Mireo d.d.11.8 Axtech AB (redKnows)11.9 Transpoco11.10 Loqus Holdings p.l.c.For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/51hh48 Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Game and consumer electronics retailer GameStop has undergone a spectacular short squeeze recently, with its stocks exploding from approximately $40 a week ago to over $260 currently. Now, Bloomberg reports, other heavily shorted companies which have suffered especially from the pandemic may be next in line for a short squeeze. One such company is fashion retailer Express (NYSE: EXPR), whose stock sold hovered around $1 in early January.
The Renaissance artist's "Young Man Holding a Roundel" is one of only around a dozen of his portraits known to survive today. Sandro Botticelli's large-scale "Birth of Venus" and "Primavera" paintings are displayed in Florence's Uffizi Gallery. The 15th-century work, which has also been known as "Young Man Holding a Medallion," had been expected to sell for more than $80 million.
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BeyondTrust surpassed 20% YoY growth in new bookings, adding new customers and expanding solutions with existing customersCompany continued product innovation, introducing new and expanded cloud solutions ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management (PAM), demonstrated continued momentum in 2020 through new customer acquisition, growth of its cloud portfolio, and product innovation. In 2020, BeyondTrust grew new bookings by greater than 20%, adding more than 1,550 new customers and expanding implementations with more than 4,400 existing customers. Key 2020 highlights for BeyondTrust include: Growing more than 20% YoY in new bookingsAcquiring more than 1,550 new customers and expanded BeyondTrust solutions with more than 4,400 customersIncreasing new Cloud bookings by approximately 279% YoY, and introducing new cloud solutions for securing privileged passwords and removing excessive privilegesRenewing more than 90% of customers, and achieving an industry-leading Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 44 and Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) score of more than 94%Being named a PAM Market leader by Gartner, Forrester, and KuppingerCole BeyondTrust also continued its innovation leadership in 2020, introducing new cloud solutions and advanced capabilities across its portfolio: Password Safe Cloud and Password Safe 7.1 – The full functionality of the leading credential management solution is now available in the cloud, including new credential security capabilities, such as team passwords, which enables organizations to secure shared credentials.Privilege Management for Windows and Mac Cloud – New cloud deployment makes it even easier for organizations to deploy and immediately apply least privilege best practices to endpoints.DevOps Secrets Safe 20.4 – Extended functionality for securely managing cloud infrastructure, including a new built-in time-based one-time password (TOTP) capability.Privileged Remote Access 20.1 and 20.2 – Offered significant enhancements to automation, usability, and reporting for improved workflows and user experience.Remote Support 20.1 – Enhanced service desk efficiency and automation, including new “Bring Your Own Chatbot” integration and one-click Chrome co-browsing.New integrations, including Password Safe Integration with SailPoint Predictive Identity Platform, BeyondTrust Privilege Management for Windows with Password Safe, and Remote Support Integration for ServiceNow CSM In 2020, BeyondTrust was proud to be recognized for its product and market leadership: Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access ManagementLeader in The Forrester Wave™: Privileged Identity Management, Q4 2020Leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Privileged Access ManagementGold Winner of the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security AwardBest Privileged Access Management Solution, SC Awards EuropeBest Privileged Access Management Solution, CyberSecAsiaWinner, Technology Excellence Award, Singapore Business Review Throughout the year, BeyondTrust continued to grow its talented team, adding approximately 225 new employees globally. Despite the challenges of 2020, BeyondTrust remained committed to creating an exceptional employee experience. In addition to the company receiving the WomenTech “Diversity in Tech Employer Award,” a number of individuals received recognition, including: Matt Dircks, CEO, named Winner, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Southeast RegionJanine Seebeck, COO/CFO, named as one of Top 25 Women in PE-Backed Software CompaniesLiz Shulof, CMO, named in the Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity 2020Dee Dee Acquista, Senior Vice President, Channels named to CRN Power 100 ListJodie Sutton, Director of Channel Marketing and Allie Stevens, Sr. Marketing Manager Americas, named to CRN Women of the ChannelAngela Duggan, Director of User Experience, named a finalist for the WomenTech Disability Inclusion AwardPaige Hansen, Channel Account Manager, named to CRN 100 People You Don’t Know But Should! ListAstrid Kechichian, Sr. Marketing Manager EMEIA, named as Catalyst Awards PAM Vendor 2020 In addition, Morey Haber, BeyondTrust CIO and CTO, released the second edition of Privileged Attack Vectors: Building Effective Cyber-Defense Strategies to Protect Organizations as well as the final book in the attack vectors series, Identity Attack Vectors: Implementing an Effective Identity and Access Management Solution. In December, Morey was elected to the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) Executive Advisory Board. In Q1 2020, the global pandemic saw many organizations scrambling to enable remote access for the vastly expanded group of remote employees and vendors without sacrificing security. BeyondTrust offered free Secure Remote Access solutions to help companies support expanded remote workforce, and was proud that our solutions helped organizations such as Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital manage the transition. According to Susan Flanagan, Senior Manager of IT Service Delivery, “We have been able to meet the demands of supporting home equipment and getting people ready to work so they can continue essential operations for a health care system while building out capacity for surge patients, all while keeping our backbone operational staff safe at home. We would not have been able to accomplish this without BeyondTrust.” We further appreciate the recognition by Germany’s F.A.Z. Institute and Institute for Management and Economic Research as “Heroes in the Crisis” Initiative. “BeyondTrust had a year of phenomenal success, despite the uncertainties and challenges of 2020. We added a substantial number of new customers, while expanding solutions with existing customers, and made significant strides in our acceleration to cloud. Our proven ability to innovate and grow at scale positions us well as we look forward to navigating continued global challenges in the coming year,” says Matt Dircks, CEO. “Our Universal Privilege Management approach continues to resonate with both the market and our customers, who are at the center of everything we do. I am especially proud of the continued commitment at all levels of the company to driving an exceptional employee culture based on teamwork, humility, and passion.” About BeyondTrust BeyondTrust is the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management (PAM), empowering organizations to secure and manage their entire universe of privileges. Our integrated products and platform offer the industry's most advanced PAM solution, enabling organizations to quickly shrink their attack surface across traditional, cloud and hybrid environments. The BeyondTrust Universal Privilege Management approach secures and protects privileges across passwords, endpoints, and access, giving organizations the visibility and control they need to reduce risk, achieve compliance, and boost operational performance. We are trusted by 20,000 customers, including 70 percent of the Fortune 500, and a global partner network. Learn more at www.beyondtrust.com. Follow BeyondTrust: Twitter: http://twitter.com/beyondtrust Blog: https://www.beyondtrust.com/blog LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/companies/beyondtrust Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beyondtrust Additional References: 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for PAM Report The Forrester Wave™: Privileged Identity Management, Q4 2020 KuppingerCole’s 2020 Leadership Compass for Privileged Access Management (PAM) For BeyondTrust: Mike BradshawConnect Marketing for BeyondTrustP: (801) 373-7888E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Italy reported 492 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, up from 467 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 14,372 from 15,204. Italy has now registered 87,381 deaths linked to COVID-19 since last February, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the sixth-highest in the world. When Italy's second wave of the epidemic was accelerating quickly in the first half of November, hospital admissions were rising by about 1,000 per day, while intensive care occupancy was increasing by about 100 per day.
Political tensions combined with a cooling down of the IPO market in China could prove to be headwinds for this high-growth stock.
AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of "a-" to The Gray Indemnity Company (GID). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (rating) is stable. Concurrently, AM Best has affirmed the FSR of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICRs of "a-" of The Gray Insurance Company (GIC) and Gray Surplus Lines Insurance Company (GSLIC). The outlook of these ratings is stable. These companies collectively are known as Gray Insurance Group (the group).
General Motors has announced plans to be carbon neutral by 2040 -- removing emissions from all of its products and global operations or offsetting those emissions through carbon credits or carbon capture within the next two decades. It's a big step for a company whose products are responsible for a large percentage of the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change and comes on the heels of a pledge to launch a massive fleet of new electric vehicles and a $27 billion commitment to electrification late last year. The auto giant said that it would work with the Environmental Defense Fun on its vision for an all-electric future and will work toward eliminating tailpipe emissions from light-duty vehicles by 2035.
Photo of Eddie Melton Senate Bill 275 authored by State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary) passed out of the Senate Tax and Fiscal Committee with unanimous support this week. INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Senate Bill 275 authored by State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary) passed out of the Senate Tax and Fiscal Committee with unanimous support this week. If approved into law, the bill would create a tax amnesty program for participating counties, waiving the penalty and interest of delinquent taxes. Sen. Melton released the following statement on the passage of his bill: “Having this bill pass out of committee with overwhelming and bipartisan support is encouraging,” Sen. Melton said. “This is an important proposal that ultimately serves to benefit both the property owners who owe taxes and the municipalities that are seeking to collect revenue to redirect into the community. Right now, because of the pandemic, our schools, cities and towns are struggling to provide increased services and assistance with less revenue, and this bill would help with that.” By waiving the interest and penalties fees added on to delinquent taxes, property owners have an increased chance to be able to pay back the funds they owe. Right now, in Lake County, there is currently $101,894,311 worth of accrued delinquent taxes and $125,350,974 in interest and penalty fees. Statewide, delinquent taxes total at $388,787,436 and there is another $197,715,775 in added penalty and interest fees. “During these difficult times, it’s extremely important that we take steps to relieve people of unnecessary financial burdens,” Sen. Melton said. “This bill helps to do that, and I’m grateful to see it receiving support. I also want to specifically thank Chairman Holdman for visiting my district this summer to better understand the issues related to vacant and abandoned properties and serial delinquent taxpayers. It’s my hope to work with him and my other colleagues to help address blight and economic development in my district and provide assistance to communities in need.” Gary’s 4th District Councilwoman and Ways and Means Committee Chair, Tai Adkins, had the following response to Sen. Melton’s bill passage: “As we continue to combat this pandemic, it’s critical that we’re working to help those who are struggling, while also making sure our municipalities have the necessary funds to function operationally,” Councilwoman Adkins said. “That’s why I’m very supportive of Sen. Melton’s bill and pleased to see it moving through the statehouse. The objective is by eliminating high interest on taxes that individuals owe, this will allow them the ability to pay back more easily what they owe without those additional burdensome fees. This will benefit the city by providing a means to get properties back onto the tax roll and ultimately that revenue will be redirected into our community where it is needed the most.” FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:Taroue BrooksTaroue.email@example.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e83bf39f-0a9f-42de-8434-f6f32a402ec8
Storetasker is an online marketplace focused on connecting Shopify merchants with developers and other experts who can help grow their business. Co-founder and COO Charlie Fogarty explained that while Lorem originally had a broader mission of connecting small businesses and developers, "We realized that Shopify and e-commerce was by far our best customer segment ... so we basically acquired our main competitor, Storetasker, and merged the two business" under the Storetasker name.