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CohesionAlliance: European Council must preserve the EU’s top investment policy

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On the occasion of the European Council discussing the Finnish proposal for the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027, the #CohesionAlliance – an EU-wide alliance calling for a stronger cohesion policy after 2020 – has demanded budgetary allocations aimed at delivering a greener, more inclusive and smarter Europe be preserved. The Alliance also warned against any centralisation, which would weaken the role of regional and local governments in managing funds.Cohesion policy is the EU’s main investment tool and plays a key role in addressing emerging challenges such as decarbonisation, climate adaptation, digitalisation and integration of migrants by promoting the strong involvement of local actors. In a paper prepared by the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, cohesion allocation would be cut by €44.6 billion in comparison with the current period (excluding the United Kingdom). This means a reduction of 12%.For this reason, the #CohesionAlliance partner organisations wrote to the President of the European Council – Charles Michel – stressing that, ‘cuts would entail major political risks, calling into question the capacity of the EU to fulfil the Treaty objective of strengthening economic, social and territorial cohesion, due to a lack of critical mass of support in many regions, meaning also lower investments in key European objectives’. The letter insists therefore on, ‘the necessity for cohesion policy to have sufficient funding of at least one-third of the future EU budget at its disposal, and for any new instruments such as the Just Transition Fund and its budgetary allocations to be additional to the existing European Structural and Investment Funds’.The Alliance is also deeply worried by the ongoing attempt – in the framework of the negotiations between European Parliament, Commission and Council – to undermine the involvement of regional and local governments in funds management. In the letter, the coalition partners demand, instead, ‘the full involvement of local and regional authorities in the programming and implementation phase of cohesion policy’. All Member States, they argue, must continue to be obliged to develop Partnership Agreements setting the distribution of tasks and responsibilities in the management of investment plans backed by cohesion policy.Finally, the Alliance highlights the risks connected to a late agreement on the new long term EU budget and call on the European Council, ‘swiftly to conclude the negotiations on the new MFF and accompanying sectorial regulations for 2021-2027, in order to allow the Partnership Agreements and programmes to be set up in due time, allow a smooth transition to the upcoming funding period and avoid the disastrous consequences for both managing authorities and beneficiaries’.
The #CohesionAlliance – gathering together all those who want a strong cohesion policy based on the contribution of local actors – was launched in 2018 by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), in partnership with the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), the Assembly of European Regions (AER), the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE), the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR) and EUROCITIES.

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Global Refugee Forum in Geneva: MEPs to lay out the European Parliament’s views

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An EP delegation will travel next week to Geneva to attend the first Global Refugee Forum, aimed at shaping an international response to the challenges of a rising number of refugees.Headed by Malin Björk (GUE/NGL, SE), seven MEPs of the Committees on Development and Civil Liberties and the Sub-Committee on Human Rights will try to ensure continuation of the Parliament’s work on the UN Global compact on refugees, adopted at the end of last year. The EP has closely followed the process of adopting the UN Global Compacts on Migration and on Refugees since their beginnings more than three years ago.Convened at the ministerial level, the Global Refugee Forum, from 16 to 18 December, is an opportunity to translate the principle of international responsibility-sharing into concrete action. The key priorities are easing pressure on host countries, enhancing refugee self-reliance, expanding access to third-country solutions, and supporting conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity.
MEPs will take part in debates prior to the Global Refugee Forum, and in the conference itself, through participation in the official programme, in spotlight sessions and other events and by arranging bilateral meetings with different stakeholders. These activities should serve to advance Parliament’s activities in support of international human rights law, its legislative role in the European Union on issues related to forced displacement and asylum, and in shaping the EU’s external action in supporting refugees and host communities through development and humanitarian assistance.

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CWT Expands NDC-Dedicated Team with New Appointment

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Minneapolis, CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announces the appointment of Charlie Sullivan as Head of Product of its dedicated Air Distribution team. Working closely with, and reporting to, Erik Magnuson, CWT’s VP of Air Distribution Capabilities, he and the team are collectively responsible for leading the assessment, strategy, and delivery of CWT’s next generation distribution capabilities.“As a senior product and commercial leader within the travel industry, Charlie brings a keen understanding of the needs of all stakeholders to our newly established team, and he will add further laser-like focus to our operation as we continue to develop next generation, airline distribution proficiencies, including New Distribution Capabilities,” said Magnuson.Immediately prior to his appointment, Charlie was responsible for the NDC Transformation Program at Travelport, where he spent ten years in a number of roles, including Head of Global Commercial Operations and Vice President of Supplier Operations. Before that, he was Senior VP and GM of e-Commerce for Worldspan. He holds an MBA from the Kellstadt School of Business, DePaul University, and a BS from Northern Illinois University.Charlie’s appointment follows that of Inna Kizenkova in September, as CWT assembles global talent for its specialist team dedicated to developing next generation airline distribution capabilities. Formally established in August 2019, the team is focused on delivering CWT’s brand promise through collaborative partnerships with airlines, GDSs, OBTs, and other technology providers leveraging new and existing distribution technology paradigms.

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Santa Clara University Sends Early Admission Decisions After Record Number of Applications

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Prospective Class of 2024 students showed Santa Clara University a record-breaking amount of love this fall by sending 8,280 early applications—the first time the university has broken the 8,000 mark. Most notably, Early Decision I applicants, those students who are committing to a binding admission process, were up 28 percent. Santa Clara expects about another 9,000 applications to come in for the final two admission tracks, Early Decision II and Regular Decision, due January 7. It is the second year that Santa Clara will offer Early Decision II, a second binding admission plan to give students time after November 1 to decide if SCU is their number-one choice. This is an option for any new applicants as well as those who were deferred in the Early Action round.”Students beginning their college journey at Santa Clara in 2020 will be witness to new facilities and a growth of the student body: from the construction of the new campus for engineering and sciences to the new center for athletic excellence, our Mission Campus will allow incoming students to stretch their intellectual abilities and enliven their imaginations in the heart of Silicon Valley,” said Blanco Masias.The Class of 2024 will be arriving at an exciting time on the Mission Campus:
Kevin O’Brien, S.J., took the helm July 1 as Santa Clara University’s 29th president. His key priorities for his first year in office include accessibility, transparency, fundraising, and outreach in Silicon Valley.In its first-ever showing in U.S. News & World Report’s National Universities category, SCU ranked No. 54 among nearly 400 national-level universities in the publication’s 2020 “Best Colleges” edition.
The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, scheduled to open fall 2021, will be the new home for the Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics. Built to foster convergence across traditional disciplines, and inspired by our Jesuit ideals and Silicon Valley’s culture of collaboration and innovation, the campus will allow students to forge breakthroughs and help build a more humane, just, and sustainable world.The 50,000-square-foot Athletic Excellence Center, expected to open summer 2020, will help the next generation of Olympians, All-Americans, World Champions and Hall of Fame athletes from SCU.Finn Residence Hall, which opened in the fall, constructs its communal life around the theme of well-being in the physical, emotional, and spiritual sense.Students admitted through Early Action have until May 1 to accept Santa Clara’s admission offer, while students admitted through Early Decision I must deposit by January 7.

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Bio-Rad Makes Progress Recovering from Recent Ransomware Attack

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Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that the Company is making good progress recovering from a ransomware attack that was detected on Bio-Rad’s network on December 5, 2019. Once the malicious software was detected, Bio-Rad immediately took certain systems offline as part of its comprehensive response to contain the activity. The Bio-Rad website and telephone communications have been brought back online. Bio-Rad is continuing to restore affected systems and return to normal operations and the Company has resumed taking orders and shipping product. Our global ERP system was not affected by the attack, and we have found no evidence of unauthorized access, transfer, or misuse of data or personal information.
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of innovative products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. With a focus on quality and customer service for over 65 years, our products advance the discovery process and improve healthcare. Our customers are university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, as well as applied laboratories that include food safety and environmental quality. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and has a global network of operations with more than 8,000 employees worldwide. Bio-Rad had revenues exceeding $2.2 billion in 2018. For more information, please visit http://www.bio-rad.com.

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PBExpo Announces Digital Aviation Revolutionary, GE Aviation

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PartsBase & PBExpo announced today that Chief Commercial Officer of GE Aviation Digital Solutions, Andrew Coleman, will present as a keynote speaker for PBExpo 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Coleman serves as the commercial leader for GE Aviation’s digital business. His team is focused on the global commercial aviation industry as well as the military, federal, MRO, and aviation lessor industry segments.GE Aviation’s digital business supports global aviation with a broad range of Industrial Internet applications ranging from fuel efficiency, operations recovery, flight analytics, intelligent fleet, edge analytics, avionics, predictive maintenance, digital MRO, and asset performance management. As the commercial leader, Coleman is responsible globally for sales, marketing, consulting, alliances, customer success, solution architecture, business development, and customer support.Prior to joining GE Aviation, Andrew held leadership positions in diverse areas of NCR & Teradata (sales, sales leadership, product management, marketing, finance, and strategic alliances) and has a track record of growth, new market penetration, employee achievement, solution development, value creation, customer delight, and transformational go-to-market practices.
The 3rd annual PBExpo, presented by PartsBase, is a revolutionary aviation, aerospace, and defense trade-show & conference focused on showcasing emerging e-commerce technologies, digital transformation, digital marketing and critical B2B tools for success. PBExpo 2020 will take place March 18-19, 2020 in Miami Beach, FL, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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Passport Health Continues Expansion

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Passport Health, the world’s largest provider of travel medicine, announces its international expansion to London, England. This marks the beginning of an international expansion plan put in place by CEO David Tedesco.Passport Health dominates the travel medicine market, with over 300 clinics network-wide, which includes 30+ clinics in Mexico and Canada. The London office will be the first outside of North America, providing travel health, corporate wellness and other services to London’s avid international travel community. Started in a single office over 25 years ago in Baltimore, MD by Fran Lessans, Passport Health became a franchise organization spanning the United States. From there, the organization expanded into Canada and Mexico. After receiving numerous online inquiries from London, Tedesco began to take a look at expanding into the European market.
Ranked 6th in the world for travel readiness by the World Economic Forum, London provided a large travel market and no language barrier, making it a prime expansion location for Passport Health. The company will offer the same high-touch service in its new London clinic that has been foundational to its North American success, including destination-specific consultations as well as travel vaccinations and medicine to ensure those traveling outside the UK have a safe and healthy trip. Passport Health plans to continue its expansion, both domestically and internationally, to ensure international travelers have the education, vaccinations and medications they need to travel well. Passport Health is an Outlier company.

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New Day Founder Joins UK Fintech Curve to Lead its New Credit Business

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Curve, the Over-The-Top banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, has appointed Paul Harrald, a founding member of SAV Credit, now New Day, to lead the company’s new Curve Credit Business. Paul joins from Chinese Venture Capital firm CreditEase where he ran UK and European private equity investments and where he first developed a keen interest in Curve. Paul takes up his new role as part of a distinguished career that includes being CIO and Director of Analytics at SAV Credit, now the £1bn alternative credit business New Day, occupying a seat on RBS retail banking boards as well as working as a credit and risk advisor at Google. He was also one of the youngest academics to achieve tenure at Manchester University and has been a visiting Professor in Computer Science at UCL.Curve Credit will allow Curve customers to pay off their credit card debt and to split transactions into instalments, flexibly and simply managed within Curve’s app. Curve’s unique position as an OTT banking platform with read/write access enables customers to make smart decisions based on their spending and credit habits across all their financial products, regardless of where they pay and to whom. Curve Credit will be an alternative to revolving credit and will feature the ability to make full, ad hoc, partial, and regular repayments from a variety of sources. Customers will have complete visibility of payment schedules and amounts outstanding. Although Curve Credit is still in its very early stages, Harrald has big plans for the new product and is preparing to apply for FCA approval.

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Genetron Health Announces Strategic Collaboration with CStone

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Recently, Genetron Health has announced strategic collaboration with CStone Pharmaceuticals (“CStone”), providing companion diagnostic development services and clinical sample testing services for the oncological targeting pharmaceutical R&D of CStone, in order to boost efficiency of new medicine development and its approval processes.Based on diverse testing platforms, independently researched and developed bioinformatics analysis platforms, vast databases as well as consistent and efficient innovative abilities supported by the multi-disciplinary research team, Genetron Health has registered multiple patents, including ‘One-Step Seq Method,’ and obtained NMPA approvals of various IVD devices and assays, which has led to accumulation of extensive R&D experience and registration applications with NMPA. Moreover, benefiting from its world-leading quality management system and rich clinical partnership resources, Genetron Health has established a full-cycle pharmaceutical R&D service system, which is capable of providing standardized full-chain services for its partners, consisting of multinational pharmaceutical companies, innovative pharmaceutical companies and biomedical CROs in the fields including early stage biomarker development, RWS, molecular testing for clinical trials, patient recruitment and filtering, and companion diagnostic development and commercialization.

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2020 Media Trends Report from Voices.com

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Voices.com, the world’s largest marketplace connecting businesses to voice over talent, just released an annual trends report that provides an in-depth analysis of the most important media and content trends that impacted brand marketers and creative agencies throughout 2019. The trends that are set to dominate in 2020 include training content, digital audio advertising, podcasts, voice-powered applications and devices, and sonic branding. The report, titled “Media Trends and Their Impact on Marketing and Advertising Into 2020,” is filled with actionable insights for data-driven marketers. Our survey included the input of over 750 creative professionals from across North America and the world, including producers, instructional designers, filmmakers, commercial directors, advertising executives, marketing professionals, and more.

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Opportunity Fund, Inc. Announces Final Results of Rights Offering

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RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE: OPP) is pleased to announce the final results of its transferable rights offering (the “Offering”). The Fund will issue a total of 2,371,081 new common shares as a result of the Offering, which closed on December 10, 2019 (the “Expiration Date”).The subscription price of $16.21 per share in the Offering was established on the Expiration Date based on a formula equal to 92.5% of the reported net asset value on the Expiration Date. Gross proceeds received by the Fund, before any expenses of the Offering, are expected to total approximately $38.4 million. The shares of common stock issued as a result of the rights offering will not be record date shares for the Fund’s monthly distributions paid in November or December 2019.
The investment objective of the Fund is current income and overall total return. The Fund had approximately $266 million of total managed assets and 11.0 million shares of common stock outstanding as of November 30, 2019.The Fund is a closed-end fund and does not continuously issue stock for sale as open-end mutual funds do. The Fund now trades in the secondary market. Investors wishing to buy or sell stock need to place orders through an intermediary or broker. The share price of a closed-end fund is based on the market value. Risk is inherent in all investing. Investing in any investment company security involves risk, including the risk that you may receive little or no return on your investment or even that you may lose part or all of your investment. Therefore, before investing in the Common Shares, you should consider the risks as well as the other information in the prospectus.

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Vanceo Mortgage Gains Further Industry Recognition

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Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Solutions business has earned two additional industry accolades—a 2019 Best in Biz Award as well as a Finance Monthly 2019 Fintech Award for its Vanceo Mortgage solution. The offering was named a Gold winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year, Financial Software category by the 2019 Best in Biz Awards program, and Loan Processing System Launch of the Year, 2019 Fintech Awards, by Finance Monthly magazine.In sharing the news about Vanceo’s Gold-level win, the Best in Biz Awards noted that “with a particularly competitive field in the ninth annual program and a high percentage of entrants missing this year’s distinction, this is truly an accomplishment to applaud.” Vanceo Mortgage is an automated mortgage processing system that helps lenders effectively manage the many elements needed to originate compliant mortgage transactions. The solution provides real-time insight into origination details via automated checklists and work queues for the many individuals who participate in originating a mortgage loan, while providing greater transparency and ease of use throughout the entire process. These latest accolades mark a total of eight major industry awards for Vanceo Mortgage this year.
Compliance Solutions, part of Wolters Kluwer’s Governance, Risk & Compliance division, is a market leader and trusted provider of risk management and regulatory compliance solutions and services to U.S. banks and credit unions, insurers and securities firms. The business helps these financial institutions efficiently manage compliance obligations tied to loan and deposit origination transactions and workflows, manage risk and other regulatory compliance obligations, and gain the insights needed to focus on better serving their customers and growing their business.

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QuestSoft Named Top Workplace for Sixth Time by The Orange County Register

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QuestSoft Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of automated mortgage compliance software, has once again been awarded a Top Workplace honor by The Orange County Register. QuestSoft will appear on the annual list for the sixth year. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party independent survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
For nearly 25 years, QuestSoft has been an industry leader when it comes to simplifying lending compliance regulations impacting the mortgage industry. Their recent focus has revolved around the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), fair lending, automated compliance rules and verification services. As a result of having a strong presence in the industry, they provide more than 2,500 banks, credit unions and other financial institutions with automated lending compliance solutions.

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