This is why they say huskies are stubborn! In memory of Zeus, who had his share of priceless moments like this!
This is why they say huskies are stubborn! In memory of Zeus, who had his share of priceless moments like this!
Clarify Health, the leading cloud analytics company delivering real-world insights to healthcare and life sciences organizations, launched new applications of its anonymized patient-level social determinants of health (SDoH) insights to help life sciences companies on their patient-first missions. With real world evidence (RWE) software products, Clarify Growth and Clarify Portfolio, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies gain the unprecedented ability to explore and understand how patients’ journeys, treatment decisions, and outcomes are impacted by non-medical factors such as race, income, transportation access, housing stability, education level, health literacy, and propensity to exercise.
The Jaguars must decide whether to sign the former Heisman Trophy winner "pretty soon," Meyer said.
Archaea Energy and Rumpke announced an LFG-to-RNG plant with the capacity to produce 2,300 MMBtu/day of pipeline-quality RNG from a local landfill.
Dublin, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Metagenomic Sequencing - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Metagenomic Sequencing estimated at US$1.1 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$3.2 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 15.9% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Reagents & Consumables, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 16.7% CAGR and reach US$1.3 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Instruments segment is readjusted to a revised 15.8% CAGR for the next 7-year period.The U.S. Market is Estimated at $306.8 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 20.6% CAGRThe Metagenomic Sequencing market in the U.S. is estimated at US$306.8 Million in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$742.4 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 20.6% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 11.3% and 14% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 12.5% CAGR.Services Segment to Record 15.2% CAGRIn the global Services segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 14.3% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$169.4 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$430.9 Million by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$492 Million by the year 2027, while Latin America will expand at a 16.9% CAGR through the analysis period.Select Competitors (Total 35 Featured): BGI GroupDNAStar, Inc.Eurofins ScientificGENEWIZIllumina, Inc.IntegraGen SAMacrogen, Inc.Microsynth AGNovogene CorporationNuGEN Technologies, Inc.Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.PerkinElmerQIAGEN N.V.Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.Zymo Research Corporation Key Topics Covered: I. METHODOLOGYII. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1. MARKET OVERVIEW Influencer Market InsightsWorld Market TrajectoriesImpact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEIII. MARKET ANALYSIS UNITED STATESCANADAJAPANCHINAEUROPEFRANCEGERMANYITALYUNITED KINGDOMSPAINRUSSIAREST OF EUROPEASIA-PACIFICAUSTRALIAINDIASOUTH KOREAREST OF ASIA-PACIFICLATIN AMERICAARGENTINABRAZILMEXICOREST OF LATIN AMERICAMIDDLE EASTIRANISRAELSAUDI ARABIAUNITED ARAB EMIRATESREST OF MIDDLE EASTAFRICA IV. COMPETITION Total Companies Profiled: 35 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/y6eml7 CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Bruker Corporation (Nasdaq: BRKR) today announced that on May 12, 2021, its Board of Directors approved a new share repurchase authorization for the purchase of up to $500 million of the Company’s common stock over a two-year period commencing on May 13, 2021.
Form 8.3 IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE KEY INFORMATION Name of person dealing (Note 1)Invesco Ltd.Company dealt inWillis Towers Watson plcClass of relevant security to which the dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2)Ordinary Shares IE00BDB6Q211Date of dealing12-05-2021 INTERESTS AND SHORT POSITIONS (a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3) LongShort Number (%)Number (%)(1) Relevant securities1,348,886 1.045% 2,900 0.002%(2) Derivatives (other than options) (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell Total1,348,886 1.045% 2,900 0.002% Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3) Class of relevant security:LongShort No. (%)Number (%)(1) Relevant securities (2) Derivatives (other than options) (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell Total 1. DEALINGS (Note 4)(a) Purchases and sales Purchase/saleNumber of relevant securitiesPrice per unit (Note 52Purchase2,275261.18 USDSale2,926261.18 USD (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options transactions) Product name,e.g. CFDNature of transaction(Note 6)Number of relevant securities(Note 7)Price per unit(Note 5) (c) Options transactions in respect of existing relevant securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying Product name,e.g. call optionWriting, selling, purchasing, varying etc.Number of securities to which the option relates (Note 7)Exercise priceType, e.g. American, European etc.Expiry dateOption money paid/received per unit (Note 5) (ii) Exercising Product name,e.g. call optionNumber of securitiesExercise price per unit (Note 5) (d) Other dealings (including transactions in respect of new securities) (Note 4) Nature of transaction(Note 8)DetailsPrice per unit(if applicable) (Note 5) 2. OTHER INFORMATION Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated. Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) NO Date of disclosure13-05-2021Contact namePhilippa HolmesTelephone number+44 1491 417447If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connectedN/AIf a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)
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Appointment Fills a Significant Role Important to Company’s Intended Uplisting CORSICANA, TX, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCQB: MEEC) ("ME2C Environmental" or the “Company”), a leading environmental technologies firm, today announced that it has appointed Jami Satterthwaite, currently the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer, as Chief Financial Officer effective June 1, 2021. Jami Satterthwaite is a certified public accountant and was a partner at the accounting firm Nelson & Swaite, CPAs, LLC, located in the State of Washington, prior to joining ME2C Environmental in 2019. In 2015, Ms. Satterthwaite received industry recognition as a “CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40” honoree. Ms. Satterthwaite is devoted to personal and community wellness and has served as a Board Director for local non-profit organizations. Ms. Satterthwaite was named Chief Accounting Officer of ME2C Environmental in October 2020 and is based in Corsicana, Texas. “The naming of a CFO fills a vital role which will be important for a major exchange uplisting, to which the Company previously stated its intention to complete in 2021,” stated Richard MacPherson, President & CEO of ME2C Environmental. “This appointment is in recognition of Jami Satterthwaite’s continued excellence in accounting and operational financial matters since joining our Company. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we could not be more pleased with Jami’s contributions to the growth of our company and we are excited for Jami to take this next step with us. Since joining our team in late 2019, Jami has added tremendous value to the Company. As Chief Accounting Officer, Jami has played an integral role in our budgeting, financial planning and analysis and debt repayment strategies, and as CFO, will continue to play a major part in our efforts toward an uplisting this year,” concluded Mr. MacPherson. “I look forward to serving on the ME2C management team in this new role alongside a strong team of executive officers,” said Jami Satterthwaite. “My experience with overseeing our financial initiatives has provided me with a deep understanding of our business and operations, and I will work diligently to contribute to the financial success of our company as we continue to achieve growth moving through 2021 and beyond.” About ME2C® Environmental ME2C Environmental (OTCQB: MEEC), is a leading environmental technologies company developing and delivering patented and proprietary solutions to the global power industry. ME2C’s leading-edge services have been shown to achieve emissions removal at a significantly lower cost and with less operational impact than currently used methods, while maintaining and/or increasing power plant output and preserving the marketability of byproducts for beneficial use. ME2C Environmental is a trade name of Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. For more information, please visit http://www.me2cenvironmental.com/. Safe Harbor Statement With the exception of historical information contained in this press release, content herein may contain "forward-looking statements" that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by using words such as "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "expect," "intend," "will," and similar expressions, but these words are not the exclusive means of identifying forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Matters that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among other factors, the gain or loss of a major customer, change in environmental regulations, disruption in supply of materials, capacity factor fluctuations of power plant operations and power demands, a significant change in general economic conditions in any of the regions where our customer utilities might experience significant changes in electric demand, a significant disruption in the supply of coal to our customer units, the loss of key management personnel, availability of capital and any major litigation regarding ME2C Environmental. In addition, this release contains time-sensitive information that reflects management's best analysis only as of the date of this release. ME2C Environmental does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of this release. Further information concerning issues that could materially affect financial performance related to forward-looking statements contained in this release can be found in ME2C Environmental’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ME2C Environmental Contact:Stacey HyattCorporate Communications ME2C EnvironmentalMain: 614-505-6115 x-1001Direct: email@example.com Investor Relations Contact:Greg Falesnik or Brooks HamiltonMZ Group - MZ North America949-546-6326MEEC@mzgroup.us www.mzgroup.us
Inaugural event aimed at parents-to-be with five interactive online sessions Boca Raton, FL, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mom.com, part of Bright Mountain Media, Inc. (OTCQB: BMTM), an end-to-end digital media and advertising services platform, will host “Hello, Baby!” — a live event designed for expecting parents on May 15, 2021, featuring a variety of informational and interactive sessions throughout the afternoon. “’Hello, Baby!’ will be Wild Sky Media's second large-scale virtual event, and this time we're going all out for our expectant and new parents,” said Emily Smith, CEO of Wild Sky Media, a division of Bright Mountain Media, which owns and operates Mom.com. “The live inaugural event for new parents will feature exciting speakers, giveaways, and swag for our participants. Hosted by influencer and motivational speaker Veena Crownholm, the day features five interactive sessions that deal with everything an expectant or new parent will want to know: breastfeeding basics, a baby care intro, a baby nutrition chat, and even in-depth chats with an OB-GYN and a doula. We hope all our Mom.com community will join us for what should be an informational and engaging afternoon with our leading parenting experts.” Register for the event today at: www.mom.com/event/hello-baby. Hello, Baby! Event ScheduleMay 15, 2021 Time EventSpeaker12:00 – 12:30PM PSTAsk an OB-GYNDr. Kameelah Phillips, OB-GYN12:30 – 1:00PM PSTBreastfeeding 411: All the Things No One Tells YouKrystal Duhaney, RN, IBCLC1:00 – 1:30PM PSTBaby Care 101Connie Simpson (“Nanny Connie”)1:30 – 2:00PM PSTWhat Is a Doula and Do I Really Need One?Carson Meyer, Birth Doula2:00 – 2:30PM PSTBaby Nutrition 101: What You Really Need to Know About Feeding a BabyDr. Stephanie Lee, Pediatrician About Bright Mountain Media Bright Mountain Media, Inc. (OTCQB: BMTM) is an end-to-end digital media and advertising services platform, efficiently connecting brands with targeted consumer demographics through the removal of middlemen in the advertising services process. The Company’s publishing division, led by Wild Sky Media, offers significant global reach through hyper-engaging content and multicultural audiences, reaching over 230 million users monthly as it tells the unique stories of our most diverse generation. The Company’s robust portfolio of websites includes Mom.com, CafeMom, LittleThings, MamásLatinas, and many more. For more information, please visit www.brightmountainmedia.com. Forward-Looking Statements for Bright Mountain Media, Inc. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “should,” “may,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “expects,” “plans,” and “proposes,” and similar words. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements made with respect to expectations of our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions., and the realization of any expected benefits from such acquisitions You are urged to carefully review and consider any cautionary statements and other disclosures, including the statements made under the heading “Risk Factors” in Bright Mountain Media, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 14, 2020 and our other filings with the SEC. Bright Mountain Media, Inc. does not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statements except as may be required by law. Investor Contact:Greg Falesnik or Luke ZimmermanMZ Group - MZ North America949-259-4987BMTM@mzgroup.uswww.mzgroup.us
The Department of Labor released its weekly report on new jobless claims Thursday at 8:30 a.m. ET.
As a reminder this call is being recorded on May 12th, 2021, and will be available for playback on the MannKind Corporation website shortly after the conclusion of this call until May 26, 2021. Joining us today from Mannkind are Chief Executive Officer Michael Castagna, and Chief Financial Officer Steven Binder.
McGregor is in the unique position of being the sole person — on this planet anyway — who might care, considering his dual roles as the Jedi master and the flamboyant designer, the latter the subject of a new Netflix miniseries and the former a Disney+ “Star Wars” installment that has the Scottish actor on set in Los Angeles. Although “Halston” doesn't drop until Friday, it has already generated some heat for McGregor and director Daniel Minahan, both among the series' executive producers with Ryan Murphy. Halston's niece, Lesley Frowick, along with other relatives, bashed Minahan's passion project Monday as “frankly, garbage" and “inaccurate,” having seen nothing more than a trailer.
Global investment in energy transition technologies needs to more than double over the next few decades to significantly reduce the cost of renewables, which are set to provide around 60% of the world's energy needs by 2030, industry officials say. A breakthrough in commercial technology to decarbonise projects could reduce both project time and costs, policy advisors and company executives told the Reuters Global Markets Forum, during sessions held last week. "The 2020s have to be a decade of innovation and early deployment - of low-carbon hydrogen - to get costs down," said Tim Gould, head of division for energy supply outlooks and investment at the International Energy Agency (IEA).
West Palm Beach, FL, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- USA Equities Corp. (OTCQB: USAQ), a company focused on value-based healthcare solutions and physician-directed digital medicine, today announced that it has engaged several firms in the area of corporate communications, investment community outreach and strategic partnering to further expand the Company’s visibility and level of investor and corporate community engagement. “We have made significant progress over the past few months. The successful commercial launch of AllergiEnd® products, our recently amended agreement with MedScience Research Group which will increase our gross margin and the expansion of our advisory and physician network development team to increase our presence with medical practitioners are just a few of the recent examples of our successful execution on our strategic priorities,” stated USAQ Chief Executive Officer Troy Grogan. “Given our expectation for continued growth at USAQ, I am also very pleased to announce our new relationships with ClearView Advisors Group, Milestone Management Services and SmallCap Voice.com, all highly experienced firms that will assist us in expanding our outreach. I look forward to working closely with these firms to communicate our future successes and further growing our public profile,” concluded Grogan. About ClearView Advisors Group ClearView Advisors Group is a financial communications firm which leverages its comprehensive experience to create customized communication programs that support client messaging strategies and goals for both public and private companies. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at www.clearviewadv.com About Milestone Management Services Milestone provides Micro-Cap and Small-Cap companies with Strategic Advisory, Financial Public Relations, Investor Relations and Media Services. Milestone directs efficient and effective conversations that drive business objectives, enhance reputations and build meaningful relationships with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, along with institutional and high-level retail investors. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at www.milestonemanagementservices.com About SmallCapVoice.com. SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies, small cap and micro-cap stocks build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, podcasts, as well as its clients' financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks in which they are interested. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTCMarkets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and its services, please visit https://www.SmallCapVoice.com/small-cap-stock-otc-investor-relations-financial-public-relations/. About USA Equities Corp. USA Equities Corp. (OTCQB: USAQ) is focused on providing value-based healthcare solutions, clinical informatics and algorithmic personalized medicine including digital therapeutics, behavior-based remote patient monitoring, chronic care and preventive medicine. The Company’s products are intended to allow general practice physicians to increase revenues by cost effectively diagnosing and treating chronic diseases that are generally referred to specialists. The Company’s products and information service portfolio are directed toward prevention, early detection, management and reversal of allergies, cardio-metabolic and other chronic diseases. Our principal objectives are to develop proprietary software tools, point of care devices and approaches, providing more granular, timely and specific clinical decision-making information for practicing physicians and other health care providers to address today’s allergy prone, obese, diabetic and cardiovascular disease population. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at www.USAQCorp.com Forward-Looking Statements Certain matters discussed in this press release are ‘forward-looking statements’ intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, the Company’s statements regarding trends in the marketplace, future revenues, future products and potential future results and acquisitions, are examples of such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by words such as ‘may’, ‘could’, ‘believes’, ‘estimates’, ‘targets’, ‘expects’, or ‘intends’ and other similar words that express risks and uncertainties. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the timing of the introduction of new products and the acceptance of these products, the inherent discrepancy in actual results from estimates, projections and forecasts made by management, regulatory delays, changes in government funding and budgets, and other factors, including general economic conditions, not within the Company’s control. The factors discussed herein and expressed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by such statements. The forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Investor & Media Contact: Olivia Giamanco USA Equities Corp (929) 379-6503 IR@USAQCORP.COM
AcuityAds Holdings Inc. (TSX: AT) (OTC: ACUIF) ("AcuityAds" or "Company"), a technology leader that provides targeted digital media solutions enabling advertisers to connect intelligently with audiences across digital advertising channels, today announced that Tal Hayek, Co-Founder and CEO, will be hosting one-on-one investor meetings, at the 16th Annual Needham Virtual Technology & Media Conference.
“Wellness Daycation” Virtual Retreat Wins Best Activation PivotNEW YORK, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Well+Good, a leading wellness brand known for its journalistic approach and commitment to creating inclusive content accessible to all, announced it has been named a winner in the Digiday Content Marketing Awards in the “Best Activation Pivot” category for its “Wellness Daycation” program. The Digiday Content Marketing Awards recognize the companies and campaigns using content to modernize media and marketing. Well+Good’s “Wellness Daycation,” in partnership with Marriott BonvoyTM American Express® Card Portfolio, was originally planned as a custom-built wellness getaway at a Marriott BonvoyTM property. Once it became clear that travel would not be an option due to the onset of COVID-19, the brands quickly pivoted to provide a unique wellness experience virtually. This virtual escape became “Wellness Daycation,” featuring workshops inspired by unique experiences at Marriott BonvoyTM properties. “Although the journey looked different than originally planned, we’re happy we could work with our partners at American Express to still provide one day for people to focus on their own wellness without the stress of traveling during the pandemic,” said Jody Rones, Senior Vice President, Brand Partnerships at Leaf Group. “The team did an amazing job pivoting from an in-person event with a large footprint to a virtual experience that left attendees feeling refreshed and relaxed. We’re honored that Digiday recognized the valuable program that the team was able to offer, despite the challenges of the past year.” Added Sean Moriarty, CEO of Leaf Group, “Leaf Group’s brands are dedicated to creating engaging and enriching content and experiences for our audiences. The ability to successfully pivot under such challenging circumstances shows just how talented and creative our team is and it’s an honor to be recognized for this hard work.” To see the full list of winners click here. To learn more about Well+Good, visit https://www.wellandgood.com. About Well+Good: Well+Good is a leading health and wellness brand known for its journalistic approach to content and ahead-of-the-curve trend-spotting. Well+Good is committed to creating inclusive content that makes health and wellness accessible to all and aims to amplify different perspectives, experiences, and stories. The female-founded company, bootstrapped since its debut in 2010, has been recognized as a vertical media leader and was named to Fast Company's 2018 Most Innovative Companies list. The brand also creates high-quality consumer events, including its Well+Good Talks and Well+Good Retreats series. For more information, visit www.wellandgood.com. About Leaf Group:Leaf Group Ltd. (NYSE: LEAF) is a diversified consumer internet company that builds enduring, creator-driven brands that reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories, including fitness and wellness (Well+Good, Livestrong.com and MyPlate App), and home, art and design (Saatchi Art, Society6 and Hunker). For more information about Leaf Group, visit www.leafgroup.com. Media Contacts:Susan TurnerDirector of PR, Fitness & Wellnesssusan.firstname.lastname@example.org Sharna DadukVice President, Communicationssharna.email@example.com
Pan Orient Energy Corp. ("Pan Orient" or the "Company") (TSXV: POE) reports 2021 first quarter consolidated financial and operating results. Please note that all amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated, BOPD refers to barrels of oil per day and BOPD for Thailand operations represents volumes net to Pan Orient's 50.01% equity interest in the Thailand Joint Venture.
Investment marks first as part of Constellation’s Focus on Minority Founders initiative and commitment to invest $100 million in Black/minority-owned businesses by 2030 La Fête du Rosé Founder Donae Burston Created a Brand to Serve Millennial and Gen Z, Focused on Shared Values, Taste, and Experiences VICTOR, N.Y., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that it has acquired a minority stake in the fast-rising rosé label, La Fête du Rosé – a brand created to cater to diverse drinkers who share common interests across travel, food, experiences, and wine. The investment was made through Constellation’s venture capital group and represents the first company to receive investment dollars as part of Constellation’s Focus on Minority Founders initiative, which plans to invest $100 million in Black, Latinx, and minority-owned businesses by 2030. “We’re thrilled to jumpstart our Focus on Minority Founders initiative with an investment in a fantastic consumer-oriented brand and with a dynamic and proven industry leader behind it in Donae Burston,” said Bill Newlands, Constellation’s president and chief executive officer. “Minority-owned businesses are under-represented in our industry and there is a real need to make it more equitable for those businesses to receive access to capital. This initiative enables us to play a role in creating greater equity within our industry and provides an opportunity for us to work with bold leaders and brands with unique value propositions that align with our premiumization strategy. La Fête du Rosé is certainly that, as Donae has taken a consumer-first approach to building a distinctive rosé brand that authentically reflects today’s multicultural consumer values.” Founded in 2019 by Burston, a 15-year beverage industry veteran, La Fête du Rosé was inspired by the popularity of rosé in the French peninsula of Saint Tropez but built with the intention of a fresh, modern, and inclusive brand geared toward rosé drinkers of all backgrounds. "People like to see themselves in anything, and that's what we're trying to do with La Fête du Rosé – create an exceptional liquid and brand that's focused on reaching a wider audience," said Burston, founder & CEO of La Fête du Rosé. “It has taken a lot of hard work to get the brand to where it is today. Constellation Brands is the right partner to allow us to scale the brand in a way that stays true to its ethos." La Fête du Rosé – which translates to "the rosé party" – is produced in conjunction with prestigious winemakers from Domaine Bertaud Belieu, the oldest vineyard on the Saint Tropez peninsula established in 1340. The delicious pink wine is known for its refreshing taste, light alcohol content, and drinkability. Since its debut, the brand has donated a portion of its proceeds to various programs that send disadvantaged and underrepresented youth on unique travel experiences and to organizations focused on advancing racial justice and creating opportunities for people of color in the wine & spirits industry. “Donae and the La Fête du Rosé team have created a truly unique and distinctive lifestyle brand, and we’re excited to collaborate with them and share insights to fuel our collective growth,” said Jennifer Evans, vice president, Constellation Ventures. “We look forward to making future investments behind our Focus on Minority Founders initiative and working with brands and companies that align with our strategy of investing in emerging, higher-end brands that have a point of differentiation in the marketplace.” A component of Constellation’s multi-initiative racial justice action plan aimed at achieving greater equity for African American/Black and minority colleagues at Constellation, within the beverage alcohol industry, and within the communities where the company operates, Focus on Minority Founders will support the growth and development of Black and minority-owned businesses by providing funding and access to sales, marketing, operations, and finance expertise through the Constellation Brands Ventures team and Constellation’s many subject matter experts. Earlier this year, Constellation announced a $10 million investment commitment through Focus on Minority Founders in the Clear Vision Impact Fund, LP -- a newly-formed investment vehicle founded by Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, with an objective of making investments in minority-owned businesses, with an emphasis on African American/Black-owned businesses. The initiative is inspired by the success of Constellation’s Focus on Female Founders program, which is committed to investing $100 million in female-owned and founded companies. Since its launch in 2018, Constellation’s Ventures portfolio mix has shifted from 20% female-owned to more than 50% female-owned, reinforcing the need for these initiatives and showing the measurable improvement they can make in promoting greater equity within the beverage alcohol industry. The Focus on Minority Founders application can be found on cbrands.com/story/ventures, and the evaluation process aligns with Constellation’s ventures strategy of investing in emerging, unique and distinctive brands. Constellation Brands Ventures continues to look for brands that have a point of differentiation in the market; companies that want to welcome Constellation Ventures as an active minority investor; organizations looking to grow beyond their current markets; and entrepreneurs who want to grow their business with the support of Constellation’s investment, mentorship, and involvement. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. ABOUT CONSTELLATION BRANDSAt Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), our mission is to build brands that people love because we believe sharing a toast, unwinding after a day, celebrating milestones, and helping people connect, are Worth Reaching For. It’s worth our dedication, hard work, and the bold calculated risks we take to deliver more for our consumers, trade partners, shareholders, and communities in which we live and work. It’s what has made us one of the fastest-growing large CPG companies in the U.S. at retail, and it drives our pursuit to deliver what’s next.Today, we are a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. Every day, people reach for our high-end, iconic imported beer brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Corona Premier, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra, and Pacifico, and our high-quality premium wine and spirits brands, including the Robert Mondavi brand family, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, The Prisoner brand family, SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila, and High West Whiskey. But we won’t stop here. Our visionary leadership team and passionate employees from barrel room to boardroom are reaching for the next level, to explore the boundaries of the beverage alcohol industry and beyond. Join us in discovering what’s Worth Reaching For. To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com. MEDIA CONTACTSINVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACTSMike McGrew 773-251-4934 / firstname.lastname@example.orgAmy Martin 585-678-7141 / email@example.comPatty Yahn-Urlaub 585-678-7483 / firstname.lastname@example.orgMarisa Pepelea 312-741-2316 / email@example.com A downloadable PDF copy of this news release can be found here http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/dc73605f-ecfe-460e-980e-74ac547b2b16
The Board of Trustees of GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust (NYSE American: GGN) (the "Fund") approved the continuation of its policy of paying monthly cash distributions. The Board of Trustees declared cash distributions of $0.03 per share for each of July, August, and September 2021. Based on current dynamics, the Fund may make distributions in excess of the Fund’s earnings. It is currently expected that distributions to common shareholders in 2021 will primarily constitute a return of capital for tax purposes.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL), a leader in advanced therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets, today announced that Nick Colangelo, President and CEO, will present the latest company overview at the Canaccord Genuity Virtual Musculoskeletal Conference. The conference is being conducted in a virtual format and the presentation will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Vericel Corporation website at: http://investors.vcel.com. About Vericel CorporationVericel is a leader in advanced therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets. The company markets two cell therapy products in the United States. MACI® (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane) is an autologous cellularized scaffold product indicated for the repair of symptomatic, single or multiple full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee with or without bone involvement in adults. Epicel® (cultured epidermal autografts) is a permanent skin replacement for the treatment of patients with deep dermal or full thickness burns greater than or equal to 30% of total body surface area. The company also holds an exclusive license for North American rights to NexoBrid®, a registration-stage biological orphan product for debridement of severe thermal burns. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.vcel.com. Epicel® and MACI® are registered trademarks of Vericel Corporation. NexoBrid® is a registered trademark of MediWound Ltd. and is used under license to Vericel Corporation. © 2021 Vericel Corporation. All rights reserved. Investor Contacts:Eric Burnsir@vcel.com+1 734-418-4411