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Historic moment as a 173-year-old institution dedicated to medicine, public health, and health equity elects first Black physician as Chair of its Board of Trustees.New York, NY, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University jointly announced Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, as Chair of NYAM’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Riley is the 17th president of the Brooklyn-based SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, where he also holds tenured professorships in internal medicine, health policy, and management. Dr. Riley joined the NYAM Board of Trustees in 2017. He is the first African American to lead the organization’s board as he succeeds James Flynn, MS, President, Deerfield Management Company LP.With nearly 175 years of leadership in medical science, advocacy to improve medicine, public health, and disparities in healthcare, NYAM’s mission to attain health equity in pursuit of a healthier New York—and the world—has never been more vital. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities—furthered by a 400-year legacy of systemic racism—that have created poor health outcomes for millions, many in communities of color. NYAM is responding to this public health crisis with the passion and unique know-how of its longstanding institutional expertise, as well as a commitment to addressing social justice issues to reach health equity. Since joining the NYAM board, Dr. Riley’s guidance and leadership have significantly impacted NYAM’s strategic plans, including its new Action Agenda for Health Equity. Fueled by the current state of health inequities, Dr. Riley’s ongoing contributions and leadership of the Board of NYAM and its partnership with the executive leadership will help lay the groundwork to improve the health and well-being of New Yorkers in the years to come. “Dr. Riley’s leadership of the NYAM’s Board of Trustees will enhance and enrich NYAM’s perspectives in our pursuit of disrupting common thinking patterns, changing systems and bolstering the influence of our work to result in meaningful change,” said NYAM President Dr. Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS. “We are fortunate to benefit from his wealth of experience as a top physician, educator, and administrator, and I can think of no one better to head our Board as we continue to pursue our vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life.”“I am honored to assume the role of Chairman of the Board of The New York Academy of Medicine,” said Dr. Riley. “At this critical time in New York and our nation, while we deal with a global pandemic, unjustifiable and worrisome distrust of medicine and science, social justice matters, systemic racism, and persistent health disparities—all of which significantly impact communities of color—understanding the intersectionality of where these variables meet begs for viable solutions, and systematic, positive outcomes. NYAM’s voice, advocacy, and leadership remain critically important in affecting positive change, and I look forward to the work we will continue to engage in as a Board and an organization.” “We are pleased to congratulate Dr. Riley on his historic appointment as Chairman of NYAM’s Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president, and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. “Dr. Riley is an outstanding leader, skilled physician, and dedicated educator with a deep commitment to providing high-quality health care to every New Yorker regardless of their ability to pay. As we navigate this profound moment of converging social, economic, and health crises, we look forward to Dr. Riley’s leadership as we work together to address health disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color.”"Dr. Riley's historic appointment as Board Chair of The New York Academy of Medicine is great news and he is the exemplar of the leadership needed to build upon the Academy's work to drive health equity,” said One Brooklyn Health System and Interfaith Medical Center CEO, LaRay Brown. "In his role as President of SUNY Downstate, Dr. Riley is an invaluable partner as we work to achieve the aims of Governor Cuomo's Vital Brooklyn Initiative. I look forward to what his leadership at the Academy will bring to our work to make a difference in the communities of Brooklyn."“The NAACP has long been on the frontlines fighting for equitable access to proper healthcare for communities of color,” said NYS NAACP President Dr. Hazel Dukes. “Healthcare parity continues to be elusive, leading to inadequate access to services as well as poorer health outcomes, especially for African Americans. As a physician who understands health disparities, chronic illnesses, and healthcare underfunding that overwhelm our communities—all of which have impacted us during the pandemic—Dr. Riley’s appointment as the first black Board Chair of The New York Academy of Medicine is a welcome voice in this fight as we continue to work to bring viable healthcare change to our communities.” Before he was appointed president of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences in 2017, Dr. Riley served as clinical professor of medicine and adjunct professor of Health Policy & Management at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Before that, Dr. Riley served from 2007-2013 with distinction as the 10th president and chief executive officer and professor of medicine at the historic Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. An academic, primary care general internist, Dr. Riley has more than 25 years of progressively senior executive level management, policy, and leadership experiences in academic medicine, patient care, research administration, academic health center administration, healthcare management, health policy, biotechnology, the corporate sector, government service, advocacy, and organized medicine.Dr. Riley holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Yale University, a Master of Public Health in Health Systems Management from the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, and earned the Doctor of Medicine degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine. He earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. Dr. Riley completed his residency training in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, rising from an instructor of medicine to vice president and vice dean for Health Affairs and Governmental Relations. He also held an associate professorship of Internal Medicine. He served as Assistant Chief of Medicine at the famed Ben Taub General Hospital and Chair of the Medical Board for the Harris County Hospital District. Dr. Riley is immediate past president and president emeritus of the 105,000-member American College of Physicians (ACP) — the nation’s medical specialty society representing the internal medicine specialty and its subspecialties. He is an elected member of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM) of the National Academy of Sciences, where he served as vice-chair and then chair of the NAM section on the Administration of Health Services, Education, and Research, and is a Master of ACP. Dr. Riley is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Arnold P. Gold Medical Humanism Honor Society, and the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. He also received the SUNY Downstate Ailanthous Award for Outstanding Public Health Leadership and has been awarded honorary degrees from three institutions: a Doctorate of Humane Letters (DHL) from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, the Doctorate of Science from Tuskegee University, and the Doctor of Science from Mount St. Joseph University. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana and now a Brooklyn resident, Dr. Riley currently serves on the boards of HCA Healthcare, Inc., HealthFirst, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, YMCA of Greater New York, Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens and as Secretary and Member of the Board of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Sullivan Alliance of the Association of Academic Health Centers. In April of 2020, he was appointed by the Comptroller-General of the US General Accountability Office (GAO) as a Commissioner of the US Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac) and is a member of the Commonwealth Fund’s Physician Payment Advisory Commission. He is also President-Elect and Secretary-Treasurer of the Society of Medical Administrators (SOMA)—an organization of fifty of its leading physician-executives. About The New York Academy of MedicineThe New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) tackles the barriers that prevent every individual from living a healthy life. NYAM generates the knowledge needed to change the systems that prevent people from accessing what they need to be healthy such as safe and affordable housing, healthy food, healthcare, and more. Through its high-profile programming for the general public, focused symposia for health professionals, and its base of dedicated Fellows and Members, NYAM engages the minds and hearts of those who also value advancing health equity to maximize health for all. For more information, visit nyam.org and follow @nyamnyc on social media.About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences UniversitySUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is the borough’s only academic medical center for health education, research, and patient care. Its teaching arm, University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB), is a 342-bed facility serving the healthcare needs of New York City and Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents. UHB is backed by an outstanding medical school's expertise and the research facilities of a world-class academic center. More than 800 physicians, representing 53 specialties and subspecialties—many of them ranked as tops in their fields—comprise Downstate’s staff.A regional center for cardiac care, neonatal and high-risk infant services, pediatric dialysis, and transplantation, Downstate also houses a major learning center for children with physical ailments or neurological disorders. In addition to UHB, Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative, including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively. For more information, visit www.downstate.edu or follow us on Twitter at @sunydownstate. CONTACT: Gina Ravosa The New York Academy of Medicine 212.822.7285 firstname.lastname@example.org Dawn S. Walker SUNY Downstate 917.439.9666 email@example.com
D2L Selected to Provide Learning Management System by a Top-Rated Public UniversityKitchener, Waterloo, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global learning technology leader D2L announced today that Binghamton University has selected the Brightspace platform as its learning management system. In total, 17,000 students, educators and administrators will transition to Brightspace from another platform. Binghamton University is the top-rated public university in New York State and is a part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It attracts students from over a hundred countries and places special emphasis on cultural and intellectual exchange. It’s also a highly regarded centre for research.“We’re a very student-centered university, so we wanted to find the most advanced learning management system on the market,” said Paula Russell, Senior Director, Center for Learning and Teaching at Binghamton University. “After a review of the options, it was clear to us that Brightspace was the best solution for our students, faculty and administration.”According to Binghamton, D2L’s Brightspace platform offered several advantages: * Ease of Use: Reviewers found Brightspace to be intuitive and easy to use across all platforms, particularly mobile. * Accessibility: Binghamton took particular note of D2L’s commitment to accessibility, which is a top priority for them as they work to meet the unique needs of a diverse group of end users. * A True Partnership: D2L’s commitment to continual improvement and working as a true partner with educators stood out as a clear advantage for Brightspace.“Binghamton is a leading university in New York State and has been called the best public university in the Northeast, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be partnering with them,” said Lee Poteck, Vice President Education at D2L. “We share their commitment to offering students the most innovative and engaging learning experience possible, no matter where they are in the world.”ABOUT BRIGHTSPACEBrightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built by educators, for educators that works on any device. It is a secure, reliable platform that lets you create engaging courses using your technology to fit your needs. With Brightspace, you can easily set up individualized learning paths for your learners, keep them on track with automated nudges, give them personalized feedback and engage them through gamification, social tools, video and other powerful features. Brightspace is the only learning platform chosen as a partner of the National Federation of the Blind’s Centre of Excellence in Nonvisual Access. Brightspace was also named the Best K-12 Learning Management System and Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff at the SIIA CODiE Awards. To learn more, visit the Higher Education and K-12 pages on our website. ABOUT D2LD2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. Working closely with organizations globally, D2L has transformed the way millions of people learn online and in the classroom. Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education and businesses at www.D2L.com.D2L MEDIA CONTACTDana Dean, Director of Awareness, D2L Corporation, pr@D2L.comTwitter: @D2L© 2020 D2L Corporation.The D2L family of companies includes D2L Corporation, D2L Ltd, D2L Australia Pty Ltd, D2L Europe Ltd, D2L Asia Pte Ltd, and D2L Brasil Soluções de Tecnologia para Educação Ltda.All D2L marks are trademarks of D2L Corporation. Please visit D2L.com/trademarks for a list of D2L marks.
America’s educators see an urgent need to provide greater social-emotional support to students as COVID-19 amplifies the increasing prevalence of grief in our nation’s schools, according to a national survey of educators released today by the New York Life Foundation and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
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Touchpoint platform connects fans and brands while promoting wellness in new ways during COVID-19 pandemic Touchpoint app allows brands and celebrities to live stream content, connect and sell merchandise to their users from the safety of homeMIAMI, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Touchpoint Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: TGHI), a media and digital technology holding company, today announced that it has entered into a Reseller Agreement with Elevator Studio (“Elevator”) to resell the Touchpoint app on iOS and Android devices to Elevator clients.Elevator Studio, based in West Hollywood, LA, is an exceptionally talented team of content creators, designers and cinematographers that craft meaningful, emotionally engaging content to ignite compelling brand experiences that inspire consumers to take action. Elevator utilizes social strategists and data analytics to enable a smarter approach to every campaign. The Elevator goal is to provide the straightest line to the targeted audience and maximize media value return. Elevator works with over 200 top influencers and more than 550 major celebrities, which reach a combined audience of greater than 600 million consumers.The Reseller Agreement allows a seamless approach to providing Elevator clients with the latest in fan, brand and celebrity connection, utilizing the Touchpoint Platform. With existing key influencers and celebrities as clients, Touchpoint provides Elevator with a unique opportunity to provide further reach, better connectivity and more value to their audience.Dan Fleyshman, founder and CEO of Elevator commented, “We are excited to enter this agreement to further enhance our range of marketing tools for our clients. For the past 10 years, we have established Elevator as one of the foremost, results-driven, market creators. We have “elevated” celebrities and influencers. Having been personally involved with some of Touchpoint’s licensees, we have seen Touchpoint’s ability to provide clients a unique branded platform within weeks. Given the new way of life for many, as a result of COVID-19, we will now be able to offer almost endless reach to consumers without compromise to health or safety. We are extremely excited to begin this partnership with Touchpoint. They are doing something really special with their technology, which will benefit our clients, their respective end users, and the community.”Mark White, CEO of Touchpoint, said, “We are proud to have entered into a Reseller Agreement with Dan and his team at Elevator to provide Elevator’s clients, some of the world’s most important brands and leading celebrities, access to Touchpoint. Importantly, the Touchpoint app is helping celebrities and fans connect in new ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. With many events being closed due to health concerns, the Touchpoint app provides users the ability to stream live and recorded interactive content with celebrities and influencers from the safety and convenience of their homes. We look forward to building upon this relationship with Dan and his exceptional team.”About Touchpoint Group Holdings.Touchpoint Group Holdings Inc. is a media and digital technology acquisition and software company. For more information, see http://touchpointgh.com/. Safe Harbor StatementThis news release may contain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks include such factors as the inability to enter into agreements with parties with whom we are in discussions, the uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company’s products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in the Company’s SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.ContactCrescendo Communications, LLC 212-671-1021 firstname.lastname@example.org
DENVER, CO, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire ‒ SPYR Technologies, Inc. (OTC Pink: SPYR), a holding company involved in building a portfolio of technology companies through targeted acquisitions, today announced that it has acquired Applied MagiX Inc., a registered Apple developer, and reseller of Apple ecosystem compatible products with an emphasis on the growing multi-billion dollar smart home market, as its wholly owned subsidiary.With this acquisition, SPYR enters the global “Internet of Things” (IoT) market, and more specifically, the segment of the market related to the development, manufacture, and sale of devices and accessories specifically built on Apple’s HomeKit® framework. These products work within the Apple® HomeKit ecosystem and are exclusive to the Apple market and its consumers.Applied MagiX and its leadership, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Harald Zink, and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kelly Clark, bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in Apple products, product development, operating start-up technology companies, and market strategies. Additionally, Applied MagiX offers its network of industry professionals and resources that give SPYR/Applied MagiX access to opportunities to assist in achieving their goals. Applied MagiX, which has its Apple Developer License as part of Apple’s Developer Program, soon will announce its initial products that will drive revenue for SPYR/Applied MagiX while the company continues to develop its signature line of products in the Apple HomeKit market.SPYR President and CEO, James R. Thompson, said of the acquisition, “We are excited to have Applied MagiX under the SPYR umbrella. Applied MagiX represents the direction in which we see SPYR going and this targeted acquisition is just the beginning for SPYR’s growth and expansion in the technology industry. With the help of Dr. Zink and his team, we see a bright and prosperous future ahead for SPYR and its shareholders.”Dr. Zink is an entrepreneur who has been involved with the development of Apple products since the trillion-dollar company’s earliest days. He has worked as a technology consultant for a host of Fortune 500 companies, providing guidance on Apple products and the Apple iOS ecosystem. Dr. Zink focuses on product development and the implementation of new technologies at Applied MagiX.Applied MagiX’s CEO, said of the acquisition, “We are thrilled that Jim and the SPYR team share our passion and vision of bringing insanely great products to the Apple smart home market.”Meanwhile, Kelly Clark is a start-up technology veteran, who has specialized in businesses in the entertainment and technology sectors in the throes of explosive growth. He focuses on optimizing processes, reducing costs, and maximizing profits. Mr. Clark is responsible for go-to-market strategy, sales, and operations at Applied MagiX.Mr. Clark added, “We are looking forward to working together to implement our innovative strategy and provide products of great quality and value to Apple’s many fans.”About SPYR TechnologiesSPYR Technologies, Inc. is a holding company involved in building a portfolio of technology companies through targeted acquisitions. The Company is currently exploring acquisition opportunities in the technology industry.Safe Harbor Statement:This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance or guarantee that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to: adverse economic conditions, competition, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, international governmental regulation, inadequate capital, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans, loss or retirement of key executives and other specific risks. To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Investment Trust Plc LEI Code: 213800QMYPUW4POFFX69 Net Asset Value The Company announces: Total Assets (including unaudited revenue reserves) at 20 October 2020£37.50m Net Assets (including unaudited revenue reserves) at 20 October 2020£37.50m Number of shares in issue (excluding treasury):54,369,487 The Net Asset Value (NAV) per share at 20 October 2020 was: Per Ordinary share (bid price) - including unaudited current period revenue *68.97p Per Ordinary share (bid price) - excluding current period revenue *68.32p Ordinary share price 55.00p Premium/(Discount) to NAV (including current period revenue)(20.25%) * Current period revenue covers the period 01/03/2020 to 20/10/2020
Natural Gas Utilities market will register an incremental spend of about USD 259 billion, growing at a CAGR of 5.11%.
DALLAS, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a release issued Oct. 20, an incorrect figure appeared in a headline for North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. The incorrect headline said "North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. Announces Third Quarter Earnings of $0.91 per Share," but the accurate headline is "North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. Announces Third Quarter Earnings of $0.80 per Share." The body text of the release was correct. The corrected release follows:North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. Announces Third Quarter Earnings of $0.80 per ShareNorth Dallas Bank & Trust Co. (OTCBB: NODB) announces net earnings of $2,062,179 or $0.80 per share for the three months ending September 30, 2020, compared to $2,341,462 or $0.91 per share for the same period in 2019. Year to date net earnings through the nine months ending September 30, 2019 totaled $6,257,888 or $2.44 per share compared to $6,879,188 or $2.68 per share for the same period in 2019. North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. is an independent bank established in 1961 with five locations in Dallas area. The current earnings were prepared internally without review by the company’s independent accountants. Earnings are the result of past performance, events and market conditions and are not a guarantee of future results. Any forward-looking implications derived from this information may differ materially from actual results. Please direct any questions to Glenn Henry, EVP and CFO.Assets $1.4BContact: Glenn Henry, EVP and CFO 972.716.7100
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DMC Global Inc. (Nasdaq: BOOM) today announced its board of directors has elected Ruth I. Dreessen as an independent director. Ms. Dreessen joins the DMC board with more than 25 years of financial and executive leadership experience, principally in the finance and chemical industries. She currently serves as independent chairman of Gevo, Inc., a renewable technology, chemical products and advanced biofuels company, where she also is a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, and is chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Dreessen has served on eight public and private-company boards during her career, and has chaired three audit committees.She previously spent eight years as managing director for Lion Chemical Partners, and was focused on investments in the chemical industry. She also served five years as executive vice president and CFO of TPC Group Inc., where she executed the acquisition and financing of Huntsman’s C4 processing business, and led TPC Group’s finance, accounting and treasury functions. She also led strategic planning and corporate development initiatives, and prepared the company for its public listing on NASDAQ.Before joining TPC Group, Ms. Dreessen served as senior vice president, CFO and director of Westlake Chemical Corporation. She previously spent 21 years at J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and its predecessor companies, and ultimately was named managing director of chemicals investment banking.Kevin Longe, president, CEO and director of DMC, said, “Ruth is an accomplished and respected executive who brings relevant financial and industry expertise to the DMC board. We are delighted she has accepted this appointment and look forward to her perspective and input.” Ms. Dreessen said, “I am very pleased to be appointed to DMC Global’s board and look forward to working with its directors and management. I believe that my background and experience will allow me to make a positive contribution as a director.”Ms. Dreessen received her undergraduate degree from the New College of Florida and holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.Ms. Dreessen’s election to the DMC Board precedes the anticipated retirement of director Yvon P. Cariou, who does not plan to stand for reelection at the Company’s annual meeting in May 2021.DMC has established a mandatory director retirement age of 75. Mr. Cariou and the rest of the board have been proactive in establishing governance policies and succession planning.About DMC Global DMC Global is a diversified holding company. Our innovative businesses provide differentiated products and services to niche industrial and commercial markets around the world. DMC’s objective is to identify well-run businesses and strong management teams and support them with long-term capital and strategic, legal, technology and operating resources. Our approach helps our portfolio companies grow core businesses, launch new initiatives, upgrade technologies and systems to support their long-term strategy, and make acquisitions that improve their competitive positions and expand their markets. DMC’s culture is to foster local innovation versus centralized control, and stand behind our businesses in ways that truly add value. Today, DMC’s portfolio consists of DynaEnergetics and NobelClad, which collectively address the energy, industrial processing and transportation markets. Based in Broomfield, Colorado, DMC trades on Nasdaq under the symbol “BOOM.” For more information, visit the Company’s website at: http://www.dmcglobal.comCONTACT: Geoff High Vice President of Investor Relations 303-604-3924
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(Bloomberg) -- Household-name companies including Tesla Inc. and Kraft Heinz Co. are racing to avoid a Brexit crisis at year-end, as a shortage of customs brokers threatens their ability to move goods between Britain and the European Union.The carmaker and ketchup producer are among firms that have struggled to find contractors to help fill out the wave of new paperwork that will apply to U.K.-EU trade from 2021, according to a person familiar with the matter. Customs agents are running out of their capacity to meet demand due to Brexit, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential matters.Shortages of customs brokers and agents is a major headache for big business and the U.K. government’s Brexit preparations because goods without the right paperwork will not be allowed to cross borders from Jan. 1, when Britain quits the EU’s single market and customs union. An additional 400 million customs declarations are expected to be required annually on U.K.-EU trade, at a cost of about 13 billion pounds ($17 billion), even if the two sides sign a trade deal.“We are working at speed to ensure all necessary readiness plans are in place,” Heinz said in an emailed statement. “As part of our preparations we are considering both internal and external customs support options.” The maker of Heinz ketchup and Philadelphia cream cheese said it’s confident it will fulfill necessary requirements.Representatives for Tesla in Europe and the U.S. didn’t respond to requests for comment.Agents ShortageThe logistics industry has predicted 50,000 more customs agents are needed to handle the extra paperwork for Brexit. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove was asked several times in Parliament this week how many have been trained. He declined to give a figure.“It is a matter for the market,” he said on Monday in the House of Commons. HM Revenue & Customs, the U.K.’s tax authority, also declined to say how many new agents are ready when contacted by Bloomberg News. The government has made 84 million pounds in grants available for customs training, but HMRC declined to comment on how much of that has been drawn down.The civil servant leading the government’s border Brexit preparations, Emma Churchill, told lawmakers earlier this month that the grants had funded 20,000 customs training courses. The system has been hampered by slow and complex bureaucratic procedures to access the funds, according to a person familiar with the program. Some participants in the courses were already working in the industry, the person said.“We are on track to have the right people with the right skills in place by the end of the transition period,” Boris Johnson’s spokesman, James Slack, told reporters on a call Wednesday.Lacking LogisticsCapacity for logistics companies is so limited that several of the world’s biggest firms are turning down Brexit work because they are sold out.A.P. Moller-Maersk, the Danish shipping giant, is rejecting potential clients while Kuehne + Nagel International AG, the Swiss freight group, is only accepting customs work from businesses for which it carries cargo.Rosslyn Data Technologies Plc, which provides software that allows companies to file their own customs declarations, said it has seen a fivefold increase in inquiries in recent weeks, but the company has had to turn away some prospective clients whose demands are too complex.Sam Blakeman, a sales manager at Rosslyn, said businesses have been putting off implementing Brexit solutions because they have been waiting for the outcome of the trade talks, not realizing the paperwork will be required regardless.“That penny seems to be dropping,” said Blakeman, who described the silence on the other end of the phone this week when he told a major company that he wouldn’t be able to take on their work. “There was a ‘Have we left this too late?’ realization.”(Updates with government comment in ninth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Management’s Prepared Remarks and Webcast on Morning of November 12thLAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ:PTVE), a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons, will report financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020 on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 after market close. Management will host their prepared remarks and webcast on the morning of Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. ET. Participants may access the live webcast on the Company’s Investor Relations website at https://www.pactivevergreen.com under “Events.” The call may also be accessed by dialing (877) 407-0789 from the U.S. or (201) 689-8562 internationally and using access code 13711848.About Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) Pactiv Evergreen Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors.Contact ICR Ashley DeSimone Ashley.DeSimone@icrinc.com 646.677.1827
Geographically, North America dominated the global neurosurgical ablation market in 2020, however, Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region by 2028Dallas, Texas, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The “Global Neurosurgical Ablation Market Size 2020, By Product Type (MRI Guided RF Ablation Systems, MRI Guided Focused Ultrasound Systems, MRI Guided Laser Ablation Systems and Accessories), End-Users (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, and Clinics) Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Latin America), Global Forecast, 2020 to 2028” study provides an elaborative view of historic, present and forecasted market estimates.Request a pdf sample at https://www.adroitmarketresearch.com/contacts/request-sample/1705Adroit Market Research report on global neurosurgical ablation market gives a holistic view of the market from 2018 to 2028, which includes factors such as market drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges. The market has been studied for historic years 2018, with the base year of estimation as 2019 and forecast from 2020 to 2028. The report covers the current status and future traits of the market at global as well as country level. In addition, the study also assesses the market based on Porter's five forces analysis and positions the key players based on their product portfolio, geographic footprint, strategic initiatives and overall revenue. Prominent players operating in the global neurosurgical ablation market have been studied in detail.The global neurosurgical ablation market was valued at USD 514.6 million in 2019. The demand for neurosurgical ablation has been increased by growing adoption of minimally invasive surgery. The demand for neurosurgical treatment originates from countries such as Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia as individuals in these countries have the opportunity to afford this treatment along with the technical advancement in ablation instruments are the factors that are propelling the growth of the global neurosurgical ablation market.Browse the full report with Table of Contents and List of Figures at https://www.adroitmarketresearch.com/industry-reports/neurosurgical-ablation-marketIn recent years, countries such as the United States and Canada have seen increasing cases of brain-related disorders and an increasing number of operations. The demand is motivated largely by rise in the prevalence of brain cancer. According to the National Brain Tumor Society, in the United States, about 700,000 individuals survive with brain tumours. This involves 69.8% of benign tumours and 30.2% of tumours that are malignant. It is predicted that about 87,240 individuals will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumour in 2020. Similarly, nearly 55,000 individuals in Canada are living with brain tumour, as per the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada. It is also estimated that about 3,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with brain and spinal cord cancer by 2020. Increasing prevalence of brain cancer is therefore expected to fuel the growth of neurosurgical ablation devices market.The global neurosurgical ablation market has been segmented based on product type, end-users and region. Based on product type, the neurosurgical ablation market is segmented into MRI-guided RF ablation systems, MRI-guided laser ablation systems, MRI-guided focused ultrasound systems, and accessories wherein the accessories segment dominated the market. Accessories are majorly used neurosurgery.Direct purchase the report at https://www.adroitmarketresearch.com/researchreport/purchase/1705For instance, for performing surgeries, there are various accessories used, such as curettes used for delicate and precise neurosurgeries, rongeurs used in neurosurgery to open a window in the skull bone, and dissectors that enable a minimally invasive discectomy to be performed by neurosurgeons. On the basis of end-users, the neurosurgical ablation market is segmented into hospitals, clinics, and ambulatory surgical centers. The hospital segment dominated the market as in hospitals, the neurosurgery department is well equipped with technologically advanced products. Maximum numbers of neurosurgeries are conducted in hospitals since they offer the best possible care and require professional neurosurgeons conducting complex neurosurgical procedures, such as MRI-guided laser ablation brain surgery, which utilises laser technology to treat epilepsy and extract a brain tumour.Are you looking for a DISCOUNT? If yes, then get in touch with us at https://www.adroitmarketresearch.com/contacts/discount/1705North America dominated the global neurosurgical ablation market in 2020. Rapid adoption of technologies in healthcare and high awareness related to early brain disease diagnosis and treatment is attributed to the dominance of the region. Furthermore, People are increasingly concerned about health care in the country, and increase in investments on healthcare and well-established health infrastructure in the country fuels growth. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing regional market for neurosurgical ablation owing to factors such as the existence of a large patient base, growing medical tourism, rising healthcare spending by the government, and acceptance of minimally invasive surgeries. Key players operating in the global neurosurgical ablation market include Medtronic plc, INSIGHTEC Ltd., Monteris Medical, Inc., MRI Interventions, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, and Angio Dynamics Inc. among others.Major Points from Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Research Methodology 3. Market Outlook 4. Neurosurgical Ablation Market by Product Type, 2019-2028 (USD Million) 5. Neurosurgical Ablation Market by End-Users, 2019-2028 (USD Million) 6. Neurosurgical Ablation Market by Region 2019-2028 (USD Million) 7. Competitive Landscape 8. Company Profiles 9. 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Andrew Grenville’s second book provides a path to capturing elusive insights by weaving together experiences from the pastTORONTO and LONDON, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maru Group (‘Maru’), the global technology-enabled market research and customer insights company, is pleased to announce the publishing of a must-read book for the market research sector, Eureka! The science and art of insights. Authored by Andrew Grenville, Chief Research Officer of Maru/Matchbox, Eureka, explores the detailed steps that intelligence analysts, doctors, detectives, lawyers, psychologists, and other sense-makers have taken to combat their biases and blind spots. Their “eureka” moments of discovery provide a clear direction on how to elevate the quality and consistency of our insights today.Grenville leads the reader down a path towards insight by gathering views and experiences from a diverse cast of professionals who have one thing in common: they all must wrangle vast amounts of information in order to distill them down into an insight.“The worlds of science, medicine, the law and intelligence analysis provide great lessons for insights professionals, Grenville said. “Their efforts to efficiently generate insights while avoiding problems like confirmation and tunnel vision point the way for insights professionals to increase the value and impact of their observations and recommendations. Stepping outside our own field to learn from other sense-makers has been exciting and eye-opening.”“This book fits perfectly with our mantra that people feel, believe and think,” says Maru Group CEO Ged Parton. “As an industry, we’ve become far too trapped in the cycle of jumping to conclusions and often missing the true story beneath the data. We know from our behavioural science work that people are largely driven by their System 1 thinking and, often, the same applies for how market researchers generate insights. But if we follow the processes and roadmap Andrew’s uncovered in Eureka!, we can make new connections and unlock new understandings that make research and insight vastly more valuable.”Grenville is an industry expert with more than 30 years in the insights and market research sector. His prior book, The Insights Revolution: Questioning Everything focused on moving past outdated research methods. Eureka! the science and art of insights looks at the other side of the coin: how we can most effectively transform the information we gather into valuable insights.Eureka: The science and art of insights is available for purchase here.Contact: Michael Cusden email@example.comAbout Maru Group Maru is a technology-led insights provider. We deliver expert analysis and the latest innovations in insight services through our proprietorial technology platform, Maru/HUB. We have a fully flexible service model; delivering an experience to suit our clients’ requirements whether these be full serve, assisted serve or self-service; or a combination. We have 3 separate, yet integrated, operating divisions. * Maru/Matchbox is our insights advisory business, delivering end-to-end behavioral research projects using the latest innovations in insight generation. * Maru/Blue is our industry-accredited sample and data services company, prioritizing known respondents to guarantee quality data. * Maru/HUB is our unique technology platform that underpins everything that we do. About Maru/HUB Maru/HUB is an instant access platform that gives you meaningful insights to fuel confident business decisions. Maru/HUB is a fully scalable technology platform. It can be used for projects of any size, from small, ad hoc projects to enterprise-wide programs. It is powered by AI with first-class ingestion capabilities. Unlike other insights providers with bolt-on technologies, our team of experts has been building and developing our secure proprietary platform infrastructure for the last 15 years.
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