Hormel Foods Partners with Operation Gratitude to Send 52,000 Letters to Troops

Hormel Foods Partners with Operation Gratitude to Send 52,000 Letters to Troops Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

AUSTIN, Minn., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) announced today that it has partnered with Operation Gratitude and set a goal to send 52,000 letters of thanks to active duty service members overseas.

Through its sponsorship with the Super Bowl Host Committee, Hormel Foods is using its activation space at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon to have attendees write letters of appreciation to deployed troops. The thank you letters will accompany 52,000 care packages sent to active duty service members by Operation Gratitude.

“Hormel Foods has a long tradition of supporting our military. Whether it’s providing food for our troops or career opportunities when they look to transition to civilian life, Hormel Foods is there,” said Jeff Baker, group vice president of foodservice at Hormel Foods. “We are proud and inspired to partner with Operation Gratitude, and are confident we will achieve our goal of sending 52,000 thank you letters to the troops.”

“Partnering with Hormel Foods is a great opportunity for Operation Gratitude to expand its support of our military and our mission to give every American a way of expressing their appreciation to those who serve,” said Kevin Schmiegel, chief executive officer at Operation Gratitude. “These thank you letters are some of the most treasured items in our care packages and we are excited to work with Hormel Foods to accomplish this audacious goal.”

In addition to handwritten letters, the company has tablets and kiosks for people to send electronic thank you notes, and the activation space also includes a historical 1918 photo of Hormel Foods employees during a summer event. This photo includes the company’s founder, George Hormel, and his family along with the entire company staff holding signs about each department. One sign read “Stenographic department. We write letters to our troops,” further evidence of the company’s long-standing tradition of supporting our troops with letters of thanks.

An online option is available for those who are not able to attend the activation space in person. Visit https://www.hormelfoods.com/operation-gratitude/ to complete a thank you letter form.

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Skippy®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the ninth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

About Operation Gratitude:
Operation Gratitude, a 501(c)(3), volunteer-based organization, annually sends 250,000+ care packages to Veterans, New Recruits, First Responders, Wounded Heroes, Caregivers, and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Operation Gratitude’s mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $50 and $100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 2 Million Care Packages.

Contact: Rick Williamson
507-437-5345
media@hormel.com

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Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries

Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cal/OSHA is reminding employers in California of the requirement to post their 2017 annual summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses. The summaries must be posted from February 1 through April 30.

“Employers must post these summaries so that workers are aware of work-related injuries and illnesses that occurred the previous year,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum. “This requirement also promotes accurate recordkeeping and can help bring attention to potential hazards that need to be addressed.”

The definitions and requirements for recordable work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses are outlined in the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, sections 14300 through 14300.48.

Instructions and form templates can be downloaded free from Cal/OSHA’s Record Keeping Overview. The overview gives instructions on filling out both the log (Form 300) and annual summary (Form 300A) of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. The annual summary must be placed in a visible and easily accessible area at each worksite. Current and former employees, as well as employee representatives, must be allowed to review the summary in its entirety.

Employers are required to complete and post Form 300A even if no workplace injuries occurred. More information on posting requirements or how to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses is available on the DIR’s Employer Information webpage.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal/OSHA, is the division within the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) that helps protect California’s workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace. Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch provides free and voluntary assistance to employers to improve their safety and health programs. Employers should call (800) 963-9424 for assistance from Cal/OSHA Consultation Services.

Employees with work-related questions or complaints may contact DIR’s Call Center in English or Spanish at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734).

Members of the press may contact Erika Monterroza or Peter Melton at (510) 286-1161, and are encouraged to subscribe to get email alerts on DIR’s press releases or other departmental updates.

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The California Department of Industrial Relations, established in 1927, protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor & Workforce Development Agency. For general inquiries, contact DIR’s Call Center at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734) for help in locating the appropriate division or program in our department.

News Release No.: 2018-08  

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American Homes 4 Rent Announces Tax Treatment of 2017 Distributions

American Homes 4 Rent Announces Tax Treatment of 2017 Distributions Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) (the “Company”), a leading provider of high quality single-family homes for rent, today announced the tax classification of the Company’s 2017 distributions.

For the tax year ended December 31, 2017, distributions for its:

  • Class A common shares were classified as follows:

Classification

       Percent

Ordinary Income Dividend*

37.423077%

Return of Capital

62.576923%

Total

100.000000%

For the Company’s distribution related to its Class A common shares paid on January 5, 2018 to shareholders of record on January 2, 2018, all of the distribution was determined to relate to 2018 and will be included in next year’s reporting.

  • 5.0% Series A participating preferred shares
  • 5.0% Series B participating preferred shares
  • 5.5% Series C participating preferred shares
  • 6.5% Series D redeemable perpetual preferred shares
  • 6.35% Series E redeemable perpetual preferred shares
  • 5.875% Series F redeemable perpetual preferred shares
  • 5.875% Series G redeemable perpetual preferred shares

were classified as follows:

Classification

       Percent

Ordinary Income Dividend*

100.000000%

Return of Capital

0.000000%

Total

100.000000%

For the Company’s distributions related to its Preferred shares paid on January 2, 2018 to shareholders of record on December 15, 2017, all of the distributions were determined to relate to 2017.

* 1.111243% of the Ordinary Income Dividend is “Qualified Dividend Income.”

The Company’s tax return for the year ended December 31, 2017, has not yet been filed. As a result, the income tax classification for the distributions discussed above has been calculated using the best available information as of the date of this release.

The Company encourages shareholders to consult with their own tax advisors with respect to the federal, state and local income tax effects of these distributions.

About American Homes 4 Rent

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) is a leader in the single-family home rental industry and “American Homes 4 Rent” is fast becoming a nationally recognized brand for rental homes, known for high quality, good value and tenant satisfaction. We are an internally managed Maryland real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on acquiring, renovating, leasing, and operating attractive, single-family homes as rental properties. As of September 30, 2017, we owned 50,015 single-family properties in selected submarkets in 22 states.

Contact:
American Homes 4 Rent
Investor Relations
Phone: (855) 794-2447
Email: investors@ah4r.com

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Francesca Muterspaw, Ed.D., is recognized by Continental Who's Who

Francesca Muterspaw, Ed.D., is recognized by Continental Who's Who Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Francesca Muterspaw, Ed.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the Healthcare field.          

Dr. Muterspaw’s professional title is CEO at Simple Solution Consulting. She brings over 20 years of career experience, with strong ancillary and post-acute care continuum work to her role.
“Simple Solution Consulting is made up of people who believe that healthcare is important,” the company’s website states. “We want our experience to impact and many people as possible, and help our community while making a living. Simple is both our goal and our methodology in our business. We created guiding principles to guide our behavior and our customer’s expectations.”

“Traditional Consulting is hiring a company to come in to analyze and fix your problems,” the website continued. “The process is typically wrapped up with a presentation and static plan to fix your problems. Simple Solution believes that most of the knowledge already resides within our customer’s communal knowledge. Where we excel is gathering the knowledge, analyzing it objectively, balancing against our experience and providing a range of options.”

Prior to working at Simple Solution Consulting, Dr. Muterspaw served as the Chief Operating Officer for Honor Health Network, an integrated post-acute care provider.

She has a strong connection to community based care programs and believes that patients receive the best care when providers work collaboratively towards shared outcomes. Simple Solution works with providers to identify, design and implement the programs to achieve their goals.

Additionally, Dr. Muterspaw served as an adjunct professor at Georgian Court University. She is also the published author of works that focus on the role of music in healing and grief processes of bereaved adult learners, pedagogies of song, music in adult education, passion and politics through song, and recalling music to the arts-based debates in adult education.

Dr. Muterspaw earned her Bachelor’s degree from Georgian Court University. She then went on to complete her Master’s degree from Rutgers’ University, and her Doctor of Education degree from Penn State University.

To further her professional development, Dr. Muterspaw is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, with a designation in healthcare, and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. When not working, she volunteers her time to the American Cancer Society as a Mission Chair, a CPS-3 Enrollment Volunteer and Relay For Life. She also belongs to the National Conservation Society.

Dr. Muterspaw also enjoys spending time with her children, traveling, reading and enjoying the outdoors. She dedicates this recognition to her family, and close colleagues, for their amazing support.

For more information, visit www.simplesolutionconsulting.com.

Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, pr@continentalwhoswho.com

SOURCE Continental Who’s Who

SSLJ.com Limited Announces First Closing of its Initial Public Offering

SSLJ.com Limited Announces First Closing of its Initial Public Offering Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

Company to Trade on NASDAQ Capital Market Under Ticker Symbol “SSLJ”

WUHAN, China, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SSLJ.com Limited (the “Company”), a vertically integrated O2O home decoration service and product provider in China, today announced the first closing of its initial public offering (“IPO”), selling 3,819,892 Class A ordinary shares at a price to the public of $5.00 per share for a total of $19,099,460 in gross proceeds before expenses and underwriting commissions. The Company’s Class A ordinary shares are expected to begin trading on or about Monday, February 5, 2018 on The NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”) under the ticker symbol “SSLJ.”

The registration statement relating to the securities being sold in the IPO was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on January 3, 2018. The offer and sale of the IPO securities are made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus may be obtained by contacting the IPO’s sole underwriter, Boustead Securities, LLC Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 6 Venture, Suite 325, Irvine, CA 92618 USA, offerings@boustead1828.com , or by telephone at +1 949 502 4409. Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP acted as counsel to the Company. Boustead Securities, LLC was represented by Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s securities, nor shall such securities be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of any of the Company’s securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

About SSLJ.com Limited
SSLJ.com Limited is a pioneer in the vertically integrated O2O home decoration service and product market with one of the largest market shares in China. The Company provides customers with a convenient, full-service, one-stop solution for their homes’ interior decoration and improvement needs by offering consulting, design, construction, and furnishing services as well as modern, high-quality and high-tech products. The Company has 9 branch companies and 12 sales offices in 10 cities, which are Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Suzhou, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Tianjin, Chengdu, Xi’an. For more information, please visit http://www.sslj.com/.

About Boustead Securities, LLC
Boustead Securities, LLC (“Boustead”) is an investment banking firm that executes and advises on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, capital raises and restructuring assignments in a wide array of industries, geographies and transactions, for a broad client base. Boustead’s core value proposition is the ability to create opportunity through innovative solutions and tenacious execution. With experienced professionals in the United States and around the world, Boustead’s team moves quickly and provides a broad spectrum of sophisticated financial advice and services. For more information, visit http://www.boustead1828.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the listing of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares on NASDAQ. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that the Company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs, including the expectation that the the Company’s Class A ordinary shares will be approved for listing on NASDAQ. Investors can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.

For more information, please contact:

SSLJ.com Limited Contact:
Ms. Wing Chuen Rhoda Lau, CFO
Phone: +8627-8366-8638
Email: ir@sslj.com

Investor Contact:
Ms. Tina Xiao, President
Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Phone: +1-917-609-0333
Email: tina.xiao@ascent-ir.com

Boustead Securities, LLC Contact: 
Dan McClory, Managing Director, Head of China, and Head of Equity Capital Markets 
Phone: +1 (949) 502-4408 
Email: dan@boustead1828.com

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Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

Callaway Golf Company to Broadcast Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, February 7, 2018. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call with financial analysts and investors to review the results and discuss the Company’s outlook and business at 2:00 p.m. PST that same day. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at http://ir.callawaygolf.com/. To listen to the call, go to the website at least 15 minutes before the call to register and for instructions on how to access the broadcast. 

A replay of the conference call will be available approximately three hours after the conclusion of the conference call. The replay may be accessed through the Internet at http://ir.callawaygolf.com/. The replay will be available through 9:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

About Callaway Golf
Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) creates products designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells bags, accessories and apparel in the golf and lifestyle categories, under the Callaway Golf®, Odyssey®, OGIO® and TravisMathew® brands worldwide. For more information please visit www.callawaygolf.com, www.odysseygolf.com, www.ogio.com and www.travismathew.com.

Contact:

Patrick Burke

Investor Relations

(760) 931-1771

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Una nueva publicación confirma el innovador enfoque de combinación de fármacos de AZTherapies para combatir la respuesta de la neuroinflamación mediante neuroinmunología y la acumulación de amiloide beta asociada con la neurodegeneración y la enferm

Una nueva publicación confirma el innovador enfoque de combinación de fármacos de AZTherapies para combatir la respuesta de la neuroinflamación mediante neuroinmunología y la acumulación de amiloide beta asociada con la neurodegeneración y la enferm Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

BOSTON, 31 de enero de 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AZTherapies, Inc. es una empresa farmacéutica de fase clínica avanzada, no cotizada en bolsa, situada en Boston, Massachusetts, que está desarrollando innovadores tratamientos para la enfermedad de Alzheimer, el accidente cerebrovascular isquémico y otras enfermedades neurológicas asociadas con neuroinflamación y neurodegeneración. El principal producto candidato, una combinación de tratamiento multifacético que usa dos fármacos rediseñados, cromolina e ibuprofeno, ALZT-OP1, se está estudiando en una prueba clínica de Fase 3 del Alzheimer en etapa inicial, la prueba COGNITE.

El doctor David Elmaleh, fundador, presidente de la junta directiva y director ejecutivo de AZTherapies, dijo: “AZTherapies usa estrictos criterios de inclusión, como biomarcadores del cerebro y medidas de cognición y función para incrementar la precisión del diagnóstico inicial de enfermedad de Alzheimer y la homogeneidad de los sujetos aleatorizados para la prueba COGNITE”. 

La prueba COGNITE de Fase 3 en marcha de AZTherapies (n=600) ha examinado a más de 900 pacientes con más de 300 aleatorizados, 128 en la semana 48, y 56 en la semana 72, en la culminación del estudio. (https://cognitetrial.com)

“El aumento de la evidencia señala el importante papel que tiene la neuroinflamación en la declinación cognitiva en el Alzheimer y en otros trastornos neurodegenerativos”, dijo Karen Reeves, MD, presidenta y directora médica. “Los tratamientos innovadores para estas enfermedades devastadoras necesitan una estrategia de acción múltiple, incluida la modulación de las células microgliales, las células inmunológicas especializadas del cerebro, para mejorar la neuroprotección”. 

Un artículo de investigación del laboratorio del doctor Rudolph Tanzi, profesor de Neurología Joseph. P. y Rose F. Kennedy, Escuela de Medicina de Harvard, vicepresidente de Neurología; director de la Unidad de Genética e Investigación del Envejecimiento, Hospital General de Massachusetts, publicado el 18 de enero de 2018 en Nature’s Scientific Reports, La cromolina reduce los niveles de la proteína amiloide β asociada con la enfermedad de Alzheimer promoviendo la fagocitosis microglial ( Zhang, Griuc, Hudry y otros; Scientific Reports (2018) 8:1144; DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-19641-2) apoya la razón científica de usar la combinación de fármacos de AZTherapies para retrasar o detener potencialmente la progresión de la enfermedad de Alzheimer en las primeras etapas de su manifestación. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-19641-2)

El artículo de Scientific Reports evaluó los efectos de la cromolina y el ibuprofeno, usados en la prueba COGNITE, en un modelo de ratones Tg2576 de la enfermedad de Alzheimer para efectos de tratamiento inicial en la formación de placa y en análisis de célula microglial sobre sus efectos en activación de microglías como fármacos antiinflamatorios.

El artículo concluye: “Colectivamente nuestros datos revelan robustos efectos de la cromolina, sola o en combinación con el ibuprofeno, para reducir los niveles de Aβ propenso a la agregación e inducir un estado de activación microglial favoreciendo la fagocitosis Aβ versus un estado pro-neuroinflamatorio”. 

AZTherapies (www.aztherapies.com) es una avanzada empresa de desarrollo de fármacos en fase clínica de Boston, Massachusetts. AZTherapies está usando enfoques innovadores en el descubrimiento, el desarrollo y la comercialización de novedosos tratamientos de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y el accidente cerebrovascular isquémico que podrían mejorar fundamentalmente el tratamiento de los pacientes, la calidad de vida y el control de la enfermedad. El programa principal de la empresa, ALZT-OP1, es una terapia de combinación compuesta por dos fármacos rediseñados con perfiles de seguridad bien conocidos con propiedad intelectual protegiendo la combinación, dosificación y formulación de los fármacos y las propiedades que suministrarán los fármacos a la sangre y al cerebro. La plataforma de la empresa también abarca ALZT-OP2, un tratamiento de fármacos para el mal de Alzheimer con el potencial de modificar la enfermedad en un estado avanzado de desarrollo preclínico; AZHALER-D, un nuevo inhalador desechable de una sola dosis en una fase avanzada de desarrollo, y ALZT-QoL, un tratamiento neurodegenerativo de fármacos creado para mejorar la calidad de vida de pacientes de la enfermedad de Alzheimer usando un M1 compensatorio (un agonista receptor muscarínico) con mecanismos ligando/receptor para mejorar la conectividad de la red cerebral. Los fármacos de AZTherapies se basan en tecnologías desarrolladas en el Hospital General de Massachusetts, un Hospital Docente de la Escuela de Medicina de Harvard.

Contacto:
Katie Barrett 
1-617-318-3426 
katie.barrett@aztherapies.com

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U.S., Patriot partners to invest up to $2.3 billion over 5 years in Patriot™ Integrated Air and Missile Defense System

U.S., Patriot partners to invest up to $2.3 billion over 5 years in Patriot™ Integrated Air and Missile Defense System Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is enhancing the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System under a $235 million modernization task order from the U.S. Army.

Announced by the Department of Defense on Jan 30, the system upgrades will be funded by the 14 nations that rely on Patriot for integrated air and missile defense. This is the first of five annual, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity task order awards with a total contract ceiling of more than $2.3 billion

“The 14 Patriot partner nations share the cost of further improving the system through upgrades,” said Tom Laliberty, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. “As a result, all partner nations will be able to continue outpacing and defeating even the most advanced threats.”

Some of the projects Raytheon will work on include:

  • Developing cutting edge methods to search, detect, track, discriminate, engage, and defeat a wide range of evolving threats including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and military aircraft.
  • Enhancing Patriot’s ability to counter advanced electronic countermeasures.
  • Increasing Patriot’s ability to conduct combat identification.
  • Improving Patriot’s interoperability with higher echelon systems.
  • Developing advanced training aids including high fidelity virtual simulators.
  • Reducing Patriot’s life cycle costs through modernized hardware and reliability improvements.

Raytheon’s Global Patriot Solutions is the most advanced, tactical air and missile defense system in the world, providing protection against a full range of advanced threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter.

Note to Editors
The 14 Patriot Nations are:

  • United States of America
  • The Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Israel
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Taiwan
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • Republic of Korea
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Romania

Media Contact
Mike Nachshen
+1.520.269.5697
idspr@raytheon.com

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Dealer Teamwork Names Adam Gollhofer Sr. Director — Client Services & Strategy

Dealer Teamwork Names Adam Gollhofer Sr. Director -- Client Services & Strategy Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As Dealer Teamwork continues to grow, client services becomes more and more of an essential focus for Dealer Teamwork. It is for that reason that Dealer Teamwork has seen fit to increase hires in the client service department. Among the new hires, Dealer Teamwork is pleased to announce industry veteran, Richard Adam Gollhofer, has joined the company as Sr. Director – Client Services & Strategy.

“We are incredibly blessed to have him join our team,” said Sean Stapleton, “his experience in both automotive and in digital advertising are going to have a direct impact on the success of this company. They day he was hired, Dealer Teamwork became much stronger.”

Adam Gollhofer comes to Dealer Teamwork with over 12 years of full circle experience in Digital Advertising; from sales and strategy, to implementation. From in house advertising departments, local and national agency clients and helping develop go-to-market strategies for start-ups Adam has a broad background which he brings to Dealer Teamwork. His list of premier clients includes companies to the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, Dell and General Motors.

From these experiences, Adam learned that relationships in this industry are incredibly important. His relationship philosophy stems from a consultative role and likes to think of himself as a trusted adviser to his clients, a philosophy he adopted well before it became the industry standard. It is this thinking that is going to directly impact Dealer Teamwork and their current clients.

“My time in Minnesota has been fantastic so far,” said Gollhofer. “It’s been quite the change for me, coming from the Pacific Northwest, but the opportunity to work hands-on with such a unique and powerful product, the MPOP™, has made the transition all the easier. Since I’ve arrived, we have already made progress that excites me, and I look forward to spending more time with the team to determine how I can continue to position Dealer Teamwork and our clients for success.”

About Dealer Teamwork:

Dealer Teamwork is a SaaS Company creating first-class solutions for the retail automotive industry. Dealer Teamwork created the automotive industry’s first MPOP™, a patented Merchandising, Personalization, and Optimization Platform. The Platform creates a significant competitive advantage for Dealers by distributing their transactional data to more in-market shoppers effectively and efficiently. For more information, please visit DealerTeamwork.com or visit the Dealer Teamwork FAQs.

Dealer Teamwork’s headquarters is in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and services an international customer base from offices in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York and Texas.

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Women United Kicks Off Petition Drive to Remove Paul Tudor Jones' Family Name from All University of Virginia Buildings

Women United Kicks Off Petition Drive to Remove Paul Tudor Jones' Family Name from All University of Virginia Buildings Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, newly established group Women United released local digital and TV ads in the Charlottesville area seeking to hold Harvey Weinstein’s billionaire friends accountable for aiding and abetting his pattern of abuse. Women United will be present at tonight’s UVA vs. Louisville basketball game with petitions asking for the removal of the Jones name from all UVA buildings.

One of the longtime members of The Weinstein Company board of directors, the untouchable billionaire Paul Tudor Jones has shown a pattern of belittling and disregarding women.

The Harvey Weinstein scandal arose in October 2017, when over 100 women came forward with claims of sexual assault and abuse against Weinstein. These allegations go as far back as the 1970’s. Paul Tudor Jones maintained a direct relationship with Harvey Weinstein, both as a business partner and as a personal friend, continuing to support Weinstein even after the allegations against him had become public. “I love you,” Jones, 63, said in an Oct. 7 email to Weinstein reported by The New York Times. “The good news is, this will go away sooner than you think and it will be forgotten!” 

Not surprisingly, Jones has an outdated, sexist view on modern day women in the workplace. When asked at a UVA function why industrial trading was mostly men, he said that when women have children, it becomes a “focus killer.” Specifically, Jones told an audience of University of Virginia students, alumni and others that it is difficult for mothers to be successful traders because connecting with a child is a focus “killer.” As long as women continue having children, he said, the industry is likely to be dominated by men.

“As soon as that baby’s lips touched that girl’s bosom, forget it,” Jones said, motioning to his chest. In the video of the event (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/paul-tudor-jones-in-macro-trading-babies-are-a-killer-to-a-womans-focus/2013/05/23/1c0c6d4e-c3a6-11e2-9fe2-6ee52d0eb7c1_story.html?utm_term=.086dea3a5d07), Jones says, “every single investment idea . . . every desire to understand what is going to make this go up or go down is going to be overwhelmed by the most beautiful experience . . . which a man will never share.” As the video goes on, he says, “You will never see as many great women investors or traders as men — period, end of story.” 

In the video released today by Women United, Founder Catrena Carter states, “No has always meant no. Now, we have to go further. No more excusing inexcusable behavior toward women. No more allowing those who protect monsters like Harvey Weinstein to go unnamed. No more looking the other way when billionaires choose predators over victims. It’s time to stand together and fight.”

Catrena Carter is a 30-year veteran of both the civil rights and women’s movements and has led successful, grassroots efforts around the country by getting women involved in the political process, most recently with the “Vote or Die” movement that defeated accused sexual predator, Roy Moore.

Women United is a next phase of the #MeToo movement. As their message states, now it’s time to #DemandRespect. In addition to releasing ads, the group will also be launching grassroots efforts to shine a light on the structure of powerful and successful men that allow abuse to go unchecked and unreported.

“Until these men are exposed, the culture of tolerating assaults on women will continue,” said Carter.

Carter, along with volunteers, will be petitioning UVA throughout the week to have the Jones name removed from all UVA buildings.

Learn more about Women United, watch the newly released ad, and sign the petition here:
https://www.womenunitednow.org/

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