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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 344

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Fifth Third Issues Statement on Temporary Network Outage

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 dicembre 2019

Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today issued the following statement related to a temporary network outage this afternoon:
“Earlier today we experienced a temporary outage with our network connectivity. The issue involved a simultaneous failure in both the primary system and a backup which impacted our ability to provide normal levels of service to customers. We worked closely with Cisco Systems to identify the issue and restore service. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and will make every effort to make things right for our customers who were affected.”
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of September 30, 2019, Fifth Third had $171 billion in assets and operated 1,143 full-service banking centers and 2,487 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 53,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of September 30, 2019, had $397 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $46 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at http://www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank, National Association. Member FDIC.

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Customer Portfolios Announces The Portfolio Value Statement

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 novembre 2019

Customer Portfolios, a marketing technology leader that uses actionable insights and analytics to increase customer engagement and value, announces the Portfolio Value Statement (PVS) report, giving businesses a holistic view into the health of their customer file.
The PVS gives marketers a total view of the different segments within the customer database, their revenue contribution by channel, and whether or not they are currently engaged and marketable. By showing how the customer base is evolving, the PVS helps marketers determine where to invest their budgets to retain or reactivate customers, not just acquire new consumers. This view makes marketers better budgeters and decision makers. When marketing proposes its plan – and must defend budget and spend – a Portfolio Value Statement gives them a more compelling argument than ever before. For the first time, marketers can present a plan based on accurate forecasts for long term revenue that will grow the entire customer portfolio for years ahead. Viewing the health of the customer database as a whole and by segment shows marketers the value of each group and how speaking to them accordingly will impact the bottom line. The PVS breaks down customer portfolios into actionable, behavior-based segments.

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Press Statement by Commissioner Vella following the AGRIFISH Council in Luxembourg

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 31 ottobre 2019

Tonight we have taken some very difficult, but much needed decisions concerning fishing in the Baltic Sea.Indeed, many Baltic fish stocks and ecosystems are in an alarming situation. This is not only a concern for the environment, but also a concern for the many local communities whose livelihoods depend on these ecosystems.There was broad agreement around the table that if we do not address the root causes of this worrying situation, both nature and fishing businesses stand to lose.Therefore, first, we agreed on a very significant reduction of fishing opportunities for key stocks. This will ensure that six of the eight fully assessed Baltic stocks are managed in line with maximum sustainable yield.For two stocks, western herring and eastern Baltic cod, unprecedented reductions were agreed that are in line with the Baltic Management Plan. For western herring, a reduction of 65% will set the stock on path to be no longer threatened in 2023. For eastern Baltic cod, all targeted fishing will be banned and only a limited quota will be allowed for unavoidable by-catches, in order not to choke other fisheries.However, we also agreed that a significant reduction of total allowable catches was not in itself sufficient to protect some stocks. Therefore, as a second category of action, we agreed on a number of measures to close areas for several months in order to protect the spawning periods of vulnerable stocks.Third, and very importantly, Baltic Member States – for the first time – made a clear written commitment to effectively and urgently address at source other causes of unhealthy fish stocks (such as pollution, eutrophication and habitat degradation resulting from industrial and agricultural activities), through the implementation of EU rules and, where appropriate, through additional measures. This is crucial as fishing is only one – and sometimes not the main – cause of poor stock status.Finally, we recognised that, without appropriate financial support, this year’s decisions may have serious short-term socio-economic consequences for some fishermen, even if the majority of the fleets will remain profitable. Therefore, the Commission will urgently consider all possible initiatives in order to achieve the economic, social and sustainability objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy, of the Baltic Management Plan and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, and in particular to achieve and maintain a balance between the fleet and fishing opportunities. The necessary restructuring of these fleets will be an immediate priority in this context, including through funding support. I would like to thank the Finnish Presidency for an excellent cooperation. I am convinced that the package of measures agreed today will put the Baltic Sea on a path to sustainability. To the benefit of fishermen and coastal communities.

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A Statement From the Leadership of the Institute of Human Virology

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 20 ottobre 2019

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine mourns the passing of The Honorable Elijah Cummings, a lifelong Baltimorean, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maryland’s 7th District, and, among other prominent positions, a member of IHV’s Board of Advisors.“We are heartbroken over the loss of a true American hero, and friend, U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings,” said Robert C. Gallo, MD, Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine, Director, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Co-Founder and Chairman, International Scientific Leadership Board, Global Virus Network. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the Congressman’s wife, children, extended family and friends, and his dedicated staff in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Congressman Cummings was an active board member of our Institute, promoting the need for biomedical research funding, and particularly, supporting our community health programs that engage underserved communities. He was committed to educating and training the next generation, and inspired young, rising virologists at our annual Global Virus Network Short Course. His passing is not just a loss for the Institute, but indeed, for the nation.”
Congressman Cummings was the consummate public servant, dedicating his life to serving those he represented and empowering the underserved. He began his career in public service in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he served for 14 years and became the first African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker Pro Tem. From 1996 to now, Congressman Cummings represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He notably served as the Chairman of the U.S. Committee on Oversight and Reform and as a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, serving on both the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. He was an early Board member on the Institute of Human Virology’s Board of Advisors.

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EUregions week: press statement president

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 ottobre 2019

President of the European Committee of the Regions Karl-Heinz Lambertz Let me welcome you all here to the European Week of Regions and Cities.
This Week comes not long after the EU elections where citizens have demanded a better Europe. It is not a blank cheque, but a demand for results. This year’s EU Regions Week will demonstrate that results depends on empowering and investing in every region, city, town and village.We need to start by being honest on the shortcomings of previous years.Firstly, there has been a lack of European solidarity in our response to the economic, financial and migration crisis, which have exasperated populism.Secondly, for many people, the EU has been failing in its efforts to engage, communicate and be visible in daily life. Brexit, for example, is a symptom of a lack of faith not only European democracy, but politics in general. The paradox of the Brexit tragedy is that it has allowed the rest of Europe to take stock of our common values.Thirdly, austerity and stifling public investment has not only held back economic growth, but equity, social progress and regional equality.The decision on the next EU budget will simply be the ultimate litmus test of the new European leadership: the size and form of the next EU budget will define our common future for the coming years. We need an EU budget that supports our ambition. Contributing 1% of GNI – a cup of coffee per person each day – is pitiful for 500 million Europeans. Local and regional governments, and the new European Parliament, demand member states increase their contributions to 1.3%.The EU27 have shown political solidarity on Brexit, and must now reflect this solidarity in their financial contributions. It must protect those regions most exposed to Brexit by filling the financial hole. Strengthening the EU budget and specifically the European Solidarity Fund and Cohesion policy will significantly protect our regions and our European economy. Let me also welcome the European Commission’s Green Deal – an open recognition that the EU must respond to the climate and biodiversity with vigour.The EU has shown global leadership on climate change, but as we wait for the details of this proposal, we know we need to invest more than 1,115 billion euros per year in the ecological transition.The EU must be carbon-neutral by 2050, energy efficient and the leading global green innovator. We need to reverse the years of underinvestment in greening our transport systems, making our homes energy efficient and cutting air pollution.But this Green New Deal cannot be reduced to an investment plan. It must be the inheritor of the 1933 Roosevelt experience with regulation of finance, tax reform, job creation and a launch of new indicators… the Green New Deal must mark the beginning of a new form of welfare state.Investing in the ecological transition must support every region, every citizen and end the 100m people who face energy poverty but not at the cost of cohesion.I would hope that not a cent of the next EU budget supports any form of fossil subsidies. The EU must of course help those regions reliant on coal to make the transition to protect jobs and help those regions in transition decarbonise their economies.Furthermore, we should not make the same mistake from the Juncker Plan: a top-down territorially blind financial instrument relying only on private funds cannot improve living conditions and convince every citizen that the EU is on their side. Creating stronger links between the European Semester, economic governance and Cohesion Policy without a corresponding upgrade to the EU’s multi-level governance system would almost certainly distance the regions from investment decisions that directly affect them.Cutting another 60, 70 or even 80 billion euros and reducing the budget for cohesion policy by around 15% would be the end of cohesion as we know it. Without cohesion we have no Union.

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Statement regarding adoption of new Italian decree law

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 settembre 2019

ArcelorMittal notes the publication today on the Italian Official Journal of a decree law adopted by the Italian Government. This decree law amends the so-called Crescita decree law which had removed legal protection pending the implementation of the environmental plan for the Taranto plant. Following its publication, the decree law comes into immediate force, although its permanence is subject to ratification by the Italian Parliament within 60 days. As a result of this development, ArcelorMittal Italia will continue operations beyond 6 September whilst continuing to monitor legal, regulatory and operational developments in relation to the Taranto plant closely in view of its continued viability.
ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 18 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.Through our core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, we operate responsibly with respect to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate.
In 2018, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $76.0 billion and crude steel production of 92.5 million metric tonnes, while own iron ore production reached 58.5 million metric tonnes.
ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS). http://corporate.arcelormittal.com/

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Crown Sterling Issues Statement Regarding Recent Allegations Made at Black Hat 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 agosto 2019

Crown Sterling announced TIME AI™, the world’s first dynamic ‘non-factor’ based quantum AI encryption software to protect data privacy for consumers and enterprise systems – http://www.timeai.io.Robert E. Grant, Crown Sterling Founder and CEO, also gave a presentation at Black Hat in a ballroom filled at-capacity on August 8 entitled, “Discovery of Quasi-Prime Numbers: What Does this Mean for Encryption?” related to his paper published through Cornell University in March, 2019 where he identified the first Infinite Prime Number prediction pattern. The discovery was published on Cornell University’s http://www.arXiv.org titled: “Accurate and Infinite Prime Number Prediction from Novel Quasi-Prime Analytical Methodology.” The paper was co-authored by Physicist and Number Theorist Talal Ghannam PhD.Some allegations were made at Black Hat 2019 claiming that Grant’s presentation included misrepresentations and erroneous claims.The company’s response to these allegations: “Crown Sterling has announced a legitimate multi-dimensional encryption technology that challenges the paradigm of today’s encryption framework. We understand that the discovery completely transforms the way we secure data and that some members of the security industry are resistant to change or accepting of new technologies that do not conform to traditional approaches,” said Grant. “We completely stand behind all content presented at Black Hat 2019 and we look forward to presenting further developments about the company and our quantum AI encryption technology. Stay tuned for more exciting developments from Crown Sterling.”

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Media Statement on ‘Caravan to Canada’

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 30 luglio 2019

Today, a ‘Caravan to Canada’ of diabetes patients and advocates are traveling from Detroit, Michigan to Windsor, Ontario to access safe and affordable insulin. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) – a long-time advocate for accessing medications from Canada – will be joining them for the trip.The following statement is from Tracy Cooley, Executive Director of the Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation (CPPI):“This Caravan, and similar organized and individual road trips, demonstrate that safe daily health maintenance medications are available in Canada at dramatically lower prices. Although the Caravan will be going to a brick-and-mortar pharmacy, millions of Americans access their daily medications through licensed, legitimate online pharmacies in Canada.“Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar recently recognized that both American and Canadian drug distribution systems are safe. Whether from a brick-and-mortar store or a licensed, legitimate online Canadian pharmacy, Americans should have access to life saving medicines through personal importation.“As the cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. continues to skyrocket, personal prescription importation offers Americans an immediate and ongoing option for accessing safe and affordable prescription drugs. In fact, on average, Americans can save up to 80 percent on their prescription medications by buying them in Canada.”

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Eagle LNG’s Jacksonville LNG Export Facility Receives Final Environmental Impact Statement from FERC

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 16 aprile 2019

Eagle LNG Partners (“Eagle LNG”) announced today that it reached a major milestone, receiving the Final Environmental Impact Statement (“FEIS”) from the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) to construct the Jacksonville LNG Export Facility. This is the final step in the environmental review process before the final Federal Authorization Decision Deadline and anticipated FERC approval of the project.
“Achieving this critical milestone is a significant step forward for Eagle’s Jacksonville LNG Export Facility as we continue to advance our efforts to supply clean burning, domestic and affordable LNG for marine bunkering and small-scale LNG export to both domestic and international markets,” said Sean Lalani, President of Eagle LNG. “We appreciate the continued support we have received from regulators, the Jacksonville and North Florida communities, and local agencies.” The FEIS is a result of FERC’s comprehensive process that Eagle LNG started in December 2014, and includes the completion of numerous comprehensive environmental, safety and security reviews involving input from both federal and state agencies and various stakeholders. The FEIS is a key step for Eagle LNG in their commitment to develop small-scale LNG projects.The proposed Jacksonville LNG Export Facility will initially consist of three liquefaction trains, which, at full build-out, will be capable of producing up to 1.65 million gallons of LNG per day, or approximately 1 million tonnes per annum. “The Jacksonville LNG Export Facility, with its prime Florida East Coast location, will give us a unique and competitive advantage in helping provide some of the lowest-cost power generation for nearby Caribbean countries. With approximately $500 million of infrastructure investment, this project will continue to generate numerous well-paying direct and indirect jobs in Florida,” said Sean Lalani, President of Eagle LNG.

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Elliott Statement on Telecom Italia

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 aprile 2019

Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited (“Elliott”) welcomes Vivendi’s decision to withdraw its request to shareholders to revoke five of Telecom Italia’s (“TIM”) Directors, a clear sign that Vivendi understands that there is broad support for TIM’s existing independent Board. This outcome is a victory for the Company and paves the way for stability and sustained value creation for all of TIM’s stakeholders. Elliott remains fully supportive of CEO Luigi Gubitosi, the Company’s management team and the existing independent Board, and looks forward to constructive dialogue with all stakeholders to pursue a value maximising path forward for the Company.
Elliott Management Corporation manages two multi-strategy funds which combined have approximately $34 billion of assets under management. Its flagship fund, Elliott Associates, L.P., was founded in 1977, making it one of the oldest funds of its kind under continuous management. The Elliott funds’ investors include pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, funds-of-funds, and employees of the firm. Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited is an affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation.

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Elliott Statement on Telecom Italia

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 aprile 2019

Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited (“Elliott”) welcomes Vivendi’s decision to withdraw its request to shareholders to revoke five of Telecom Italia’s (“TIM”) Directors, a clear sign that Vivendi understands that there is broad support for TIM’s existing independent Board. This outcome is a victory for the Company and paves the way for stability and sustained value creation for all of TIM’s stakeholders. Elliott remains fully supportive of CEO Luigi Gubitosi, the Company’s management team and the existing independent Board, and looks forward to constructive dialogue with all stakeholders to pursue a value maximising path forward for the Company.
Elliott Management Corporation manages two multi-strategy funds which combined have approximately $34 billion of assets under management. Its flagship fund, Elliott Associates, L.P., was founded in 1977, making it one of the oldest funds of its kind under continuous management. The Elliott funds’ investors include pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, funds-of-funds, and employees of the firm. Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited is an affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation.

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Elliott Statement on Telecom Italia

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 marzo 2019

Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited, which advises funds (together “Elliott”) that have a substantial holding in the shares of Telecom Italia (“the Company”, or “TIM”), welcomes today’s recommendation by ISS to vote against Vivendi’s proposals at TIM’s upcoming Annual General Meeting on March 29. ISS rightly concludes that Vivendi has failed to make a compelling case that change to the Company’s Board of Directors is warranted, nor presented any substantive argument related to performance. Elliott notes ISS’s observation that for a campaign focused on governance-based arguments, the corporate governance track record of Vivendi’s controlling shareholder, Bolloré, is far from ideal, with governance and disclosure practices far below French market standards and a history of related-party transactions and conflicts of interest. ISS concludes that “Vivendi’s arguments are mostly based on governance, though Vivendi’s own past actions undermine its moral authority in this case and may actually justify the steps taken by the Elliott-[nominated] directors.”Elliott reiterates its view that Vivendi’s nominees are unsupportable, lack true independence and would simply return control to a group with demonstrable and unacceptable conflicts of interest. Elliott calls upon Vivendi to end the fighting and to give TIM and its independent Board the stability and space required to implement its strategy, and to deliver sustainable shareholder value.In order to share its perspectives with its fellow shareholders, Elliott has today launched a new website, http://www.Time-For-TIM.com, where both the presentation and related materials are available to view and download. Interested parties are encouraged to visit the website to receive additional information and to sign up for future updates.

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High-Quality Elementary Science Education in New Position Statement

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 novembre 2018

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the world’s largest association of science educators, has issued a position statement underscoring the importance of a high-quality science education for our nation’s 30 million elementary students. The statement—focusing on students in kindergarten through 5th and 6th grade—establishes four key principles to guide effective science learning, including the need for schools to give science learning equal priority as other core subjects and strive for at least 60 minutes of science instruction a day that includes science investigations.“Research shows that schools devote significantly less time on science learning than other subjects such as math and reading/language arts,” said NSTA President Christine Royce. “This is unacceptable. With the growing recognition that STEM education is critical to our children’s success in the workplace and as citizens, we can no longer afford to neglect science education, especially at the elementary level.” Other key principles in the statement focus on the importance of an educational environment that supports creative and in-depth student learning; the capacity of elementary students to engage in scientific and engineering practices when given multiple and varied learning experiences; and the need to engage elementary students within the broader community of science.The statement also calls on science education stakeholders—science educators, administrators, curriculum specialists, policymakers, and families—to support high-quality elementary science. In particular, it recommends that educators engage students in three-dimensional instruction as recommended by the Framework for K–12 Science Education; administrators ensure teachers have adequate time to engage students every day in high-quality science instruction; and that pre-service science teachers receive specific coursework that supports three-dimensional instruction in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space science, as well as engineering.One of NSTA’s strategic goals is to improve the quality and prominence of elementary science Education and is focused on providing resources and professional learning opportunities for K–6 educators in science content and pedagogical strategies.The statement was developed by a team of science educators and experts and adopted by the NSTA Board of Directors.

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Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes to Medicare Part B

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 ottobre 2018

Addressing the burden of chronic disease to promote better health acutely depends upon enhancing not restricting access to evidence-based preventive and medical care, including physician-administered prescription drugs. We have grave concerns that the Administration’s proposed changes to Part B will create significant barriers to access to care for Medicare beneficiaries living with serious, complex, chronic conditions.Ninety-six cents of every dollar Medicare spends goes to treating beneficiaries with at least one chronic condition. Medicare beneficiaries incurring the most medical spending often have five or more chronic conditions, representing significant medical needs and individualized care to address them. Focusing on ways to reduce the prevalence and toll of chronic illnesses would improve the overall health of Medicare itself and the millions of Americans it serves.
Medicines administered under Medicare Part B involve serious, complex chronic illnesses, including most cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and other autoimmune conditions. Individual etiology of disease stage, severity, aggression level, and patient goals will factor into treatment decisions developed by physicians and their patients. The proposed changes will inject additional parties to that decision-making, ones making judgments not on the physician’s recommendations, or what’s in the best interest of the patient or her treatment goals, but on exclusively economic grounds. That includes decisions made by foreign nations where policy decisions have delayed patient access to new medicines and include judgments of “value” of health care products and services that discount the personalized nature of patient needs and responses to care.Controlling spending on health care is a priority for all Americans, but Medicare’s most vulnerable – beneficiaries living with serious, complex chronic diseases – should not be sacrificed in pursuit of that goal. Instead, we should be focusing on improvements that help Medicare garner the full benefit preventing and better managing chronic diseases to reduce costs and save lives.

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AGRIFISH Press Statement 15 October 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 ottobre 2018

We have had a very productive Council covering fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea, which were adopted unanimously, preparations for the next meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), and preparations on fishing arrangements with Norway.
Today there was a real understanding around the table that we cannot be complacent. The Baltic ecosystem is a fragile one with pollution and ensuing eutrophication. And although some stocks are doing better than others, overfishing still exists and the biomass of some stocks is still not at a healthy level.
Therefore, there was broad recognition that our decisions for 2019 need to be ambitious and responsible, in line with the objective to reach maximum sustainable yield (or MSY) levels by 2020 at the latest.I am therefore happy to say that for 7 stocks out of 8 for which scientists provided an MSY-advice, we have fixed total allowable catches at sustainable levels.This means that in 2019 over 98% of estimated landings in the Baltic Sea will come from sustainable fisheries.And as we have said before, sustainable fishing pays off, so there is equally good news for our fishermen.Our decisions today will mean nearly 1 billion euros worth of landings with an average gross profit margin of above 30%, which is a very healthy level of profitability. And 9 of the top 10 most profitable fleets are going to be small-scale.We agreed to increase catches of western cod, sprat, plaice and Gulf of Riga herring. We kept the same levels of catches as last year for salmon in the main basin. And we decided to decrease catches for eastern cod, salmon in the Gulf of Finland and for western, central and eastern herring, as well as herring in the Gulf of Bothnia.
On western cod, I am pleased that things are looking better in 2019. However, the stock is not yet seeing a sustained recovery. It is a good story that rests entirely on one good year in 2016. This is why it was important to limit the increase to levels that will still leave enough of that good year in the sea so that this fish can fill up the stock and produce more fish for the years to come.While Council today has decided to increase the catch limits by more than that proposed by the Commission, this increase will still keep this catch limit in the lower half of the lower MSY-range. This should still help us to stay at sustainable levels also in the coming years.
This takes me to the fishery which has now become our biggest worry in the Baltic: western herring.Here, the Council agreed to a reduction by 48% and additional conservation measures to be taken by the Member States. This is less than what the Commission has proposed. However, it is still below the lowest point of MSY range based on the latest scientific information and it will allow the biomass to increase by around 4%. This was an essential criterion for me to be able to support the compromise.And let me just briefly say a few words on two other points we discussed: preparations for the next meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and fishing arrangements with Norway.

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Statement from WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey Announcing Plans for Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 ottobre 2018

“We announced plans to launch a new direct-to-consumer streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019. This is another benefit of the AT&T/Time Warner merger, and we are committed to launching a compelling and competitive product that will serve as a complement to our existing businesses and help us to expand our reach by offering a new choice for entertainment with the WarnerMedia collection of films, television series, libraries, documentaries and animation loved by consumers around the world. We expect to create such a compelling product that it will help distributors increase consumer penetration of their current packages and help us successfully reach more customers.”

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World Oceans Day: Statement by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 11 giugno 2018

On World Oceans Day, I want to join the global celebration of our oceans. I want to highlight their importance for our wellbeing and for the wellbeing of future generations: as an abundant supplier of food, energy and other natural resources; as a regulator for our climate and many of our natural cycles; and as source of inspiration, imagination and humility. On this day, I also want to recall the urgent need to address the immense challenges that our oceans are faced with: climate change, pollution, environmental degradation and unsustainable management of their resources. Our oceans connect us all. Borderless as they are, so are the challenges they face. This is why the European Union is supporting strong international ocean governance. Last year in Malta the Our Ocean Conference resulted in 433 commitments from across the world, and financial pledges of over €7 billion euros. We look forward to the next edition in Bali, on 29-31 October, and will contribute to its success by delivering on our promises and tabling new commitments. We also remain firmly committed to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and are embedding this agenda into our policies.The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean”. The European Commission has recently tableda proposal that will halt pollution from single use plastic items and derelict fishing gear. With the help of our EU citizens, our companies and innovators, our fishermen and fishing gear producers, we will be able to prevent marine litter at source. Other recent initiatives, such as the Fisheries Control Regulation, the Directive on Port Reception Facilities, and our proposal for the next long-term EU budget, complement this proposal, removing barriers and adding financial stimuli.On World Oceans Day, I want to send a positive message. With our common fisheries policies, we are showing that sustainability and economic performance go hand in hand. In the North-east Atlantic, we have moved from 5 to 53 fish stocks at sustainable levels in less than a decade, while the net profit of our fishing fleet is reaching record highs. The European Union is playing its part, we are taking care of our future; standing up for our oceans.

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Statement from Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants and Mednax Services, Inc.

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 Mag 2018

Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants (“Southeast”), an affiliate of MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD) today filed a motion with the North Carolina Business Court seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Atrium Health and Dr. Thomas Wherry’s Scope Anesthesia.
The motion seeking a temporary restraining order is necessary given that for some time, Dr. Wherry and Atrium have been attempting to recruit physicians from Southeast, in violation of the contract Southeast has with Atrium as well as contrary to statements both Atrium and Dr. Wherry have made to the press. The motion requests the judge to order the defendants to cease such solicitation immediately.Additionally, the motion seeking a preliminary injunction details how Atrium and Dr. Wherry improperly obtained highly proprietary information related to staffing the anesthesia treatment locations where Southeast currently provides services.Despite Atrium’s continued attempts to impugn our practice and our intent, Southeast and MEDNAX are proven assets to Charlotte and the surrounding region. Our 88 physicians stand ready, willing and able to continue serving patients as we have done faithfully and tirelessly since 1981.Atrium Health and Southeast have built one of the highest quality anesthesia programs in the country that took years to develop and refine. We believe Atrium is destroying a highly successful program as a means to improve its bottom line, with little consideration for the potential damage it can do to the communities that it serves as the region’s public hospital system.

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ADM Statement on Signing Ceremony in China

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 novembre 2017

BEIJING, China. Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and COFCO Group are proud to have participated in a signing ceremony witnessed by U.S. President Donald Trump, and President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on Thursday, Nov. 9, in Beijing, China.This memorandum of understanding, signed by ADM and COFCO Group for the export of U.S. soybeans into China, is a strong example of our countries’ increasingly productive and mutually beneficial trade relationship. The U.S. and China are the world’s two largest producers and consumers of food, and together, both countries play a key role in helping to achieve food security not only for their respective populations, but for the globe.ADM and COFCO are pleased to continue advancing agriculture as a basis for ongoing cooperation and collaboration between our two countries, and creating a foundation for a stronger overall bilateral relationship in the years ahead.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 32,000 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 250 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 38 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at http://www.adm.com.

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AIG Issues Statement on Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) Decision to Remove SIFI Designation

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 1 ottobre 2017

tokyo-japanTokyo. American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) today issued the following statement from AIG President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Duperreault regarding the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s decision to remove AIG’s designation as a Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI): “I welcome the decision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council to rescind AIG’s SIFI designation. The Council’s decision reflects the substantial and successful de-risking that AIG’s employees have achieved since 2008. The company is committed to continued vigilant risk management and to working closely with our numerous regulators to enable a strong AIG to continue to serve our clients.”
Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only AIG’s belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside AIG’s control. It is possible that actual results will differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results contemplated by these statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ, possibly materially, from those in the forward-looking statements are discussed throughout AIG’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
These references with additional information about AIG have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release.AIG is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty, life and retirement, and general insurance operations of American International Group, Inc. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.aig.com. All products and services are written or provided by subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. Products or services may not be available in all countries, and coverage is subject to actual policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Certain property-casualty coverages may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds, and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.

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