Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company and the NFL Alumni Association Provide Update on the Success of the Inaugural NFL Alumni Academy

Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company and the NFL Alumni Association Provide Update on the Success of the Inaugural NFL Alumni Academy

Ten of the Academy’s participants have now either received workouts or signed contracts with NFL franchises

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, and the NFL Alumni Association are pleased to share an update on the tremendous success of the inaugural NFL Alumni Academy (the “Academy”), the first-ever development and training program for aspiring professional football players. The Academy, which is based at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium at the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls in Canton, Ohio, has now seen 10 of its participants receive workouts or signed NFL contracts this season after Christian Ringo (New Orleans Saints), O’Shea Dugas (Cincinnati Bengals), Josiah Coatney (San Francisco 49ers) and R.J. Prince (Baltimore Ravens) were called up this month.

The six other Academy participants invited to work out for or signed with NFL teams this season include:

  • Evan Adams
  • Tavien Feaster
  • Stacy Keely
  • Trevon McSwain
  • Aca’Cedric Ware
  • Ethan Westbrooks

Michael Crawford, President and CEO of HOFV, said, “We are pleased to be in a position to offer a world-class facility to athletes chosen to attend the Academy, where they can train and develop their games alongside some of the greatest to ever coach and play in the NFL. We look forward to the continued success of this program and the opportunity to expand its recognition across the U.S. through our partnership with Sports Illustrated Studios and future sponsorships with leading brands.”

Since September 2020, participants of the Academy have been working under the tutelage of former NFL personnel and professional trainers to further develop their games. Participants receive hands-on coaching from former Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Mike Tice, Hall of Fame offensive lineman Anthony Munoz, two-time Pro Bowler Jermon Bushrod and legendary performance coach Chip Smith, as well as former NFL coaches and players Steve Smith, Jay Hayes, Chuck Smith, Moe Williams, Jerome Felton, Al Smith and Dean Dalton.

“All 32 NFL teams have accessed the Academy portal to evaluate these free agent players,” said Mr. Dalton, Executive Director of the NFL Alumni Academy, who spent seven seasons coaching offensive lineman and running backs for the Vikings. “NFL personnel departments are starting to recommend certain players and, during these challenging times of COVID protocols, find it a very positive advantage to request private ‘virtual’ workouts of players at the Academy. The feedback that we are getting from the personnel directors within the League has been tremendous as they can evaluate these invited free agents on video gaining a direct perspective on the conditioning level and the improved technique development. They can contact our coaching staff to discuss each player’s intangible value as well. Our Academy is definitely being recognized as the ‘go-to’ personnel source for each NFL team’s need to fill their respective depth charts in-season.”

The goal of the Academy is to prepare its participants for every aspect of the game of football to ensure they have competitive advantages that allow them to get to the next level. The Academy has a tremendous outlet to set these players apart, while keeping NFL franchises current regarding player progress and developments.

About the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company

The Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com.

About the NFL Alumni Association

The NFL Alumni Association is a nationwide group of former National Football League players, coaches and other employees whose mission is to serve, assist and inform former players and their families. The association offers a variety of medical, financial and social programs to help members lead healthy, productive and connected lives, as well as community initiatives under the NFL Alumni’s “Caring for Kids” programs. The NFL Alumni Association hosts the NFL Alumni Academy Player Development Program each football season at the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls in Canton, Ohio.

About the NFL Alumni Academy

The NFL Alumni Academy provides a pathway for the top-graded players that were released from NFL training camps to return to the NFL by giving them the opportunity to further develop their skills and realize their potential by training under the tutelage of elite former NFL coaches, players and performance coaches. The Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium at the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls will initially serve as the NFL Alumni Academy’s headquarters and training facility. The Academy will then move to the Center for Performance, which will be located on the Village’s campus and is anticipated to be completed in 2022. The Center for Performance will feature an 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor field house and training facility, among other amenities.

About WaV Sports and Entertainment LLC

WaV Sports & Entertainment is a global sports marketing firm that specializes in sports property representation, brand side representation, and the management and production of unique sporting and entertainment events. WaV exclusively represents, manages and operates the NFL Alumni Academy and various other NFL Alumni projects such as their youth educational programming known as Pro Day Experience. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.WaVsports.com

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Certain statements made herein are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words and phrases such as “opportunity,” “future,” “will,” “goal,” and “look forward” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside the Company’s control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination; costs related to the business combination; the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of the Company’s shares on Nasdaq; the Company’s ability to manage growth; the Company’s ability to execute its business plan and meet its projections; potential litigation involving the Company; changes in applicable laws or regulations; general economic and market conditions impacting demand for the Company’s products and services, and in particular economic and market conditions in the resort and entertainment industry; the potential adverse effects of the ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on capital markets, general economic conditions, unemployment and the Company’s liquidity, operations and personnel, as well as those risks and uncertainties discussed from time to time in our reports and other public filings with the SEC. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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Calix Support Cloud Update Further Enables Customer Experience Teams to Improve First Call Resolution by up to 36 Percent and Deliver Massive Operational Savings

Calix Support Cloud Update Further Enables Customer Experience Teams to Improve First Call Resolution by up to 36 Percent and Deliver Massive Operational Savings

Latest release of Calix Support Cloud enables CSP support teams to deliver a new level of high-touch care, resolving issues with a single call and minimizing escalations

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced enhancements to Calix Support Cloud (CSC) that will dramatically increase the efficiency of how subscribers set up EDGE Suites while also delivering massive operational savings via dramatic reductions in issue escalations, follow-up calls, and truck rolls. This new level of high-touch care allows customer support representatives (CSRs) to work directly through the cloud platform to solve issues. This eliminates the need for subscribers with varying levels of technical expertise to perform complex tasks, potentially resulting in more trouble calls.

To date, CSC customers have realized dramatic improvements in operational efficiencies including first call resolution (FCR) of up to 36 percent. With this latest release, support team leaders can also track the effectiveness of support interactions through a refreshed CSC dashboard that delivers the same deep network insights but now in an actionable, graphical format. Support teams can instantly check key performance metrics to ensure they are providing the best possible service to their subscribers.

“We recently added ExperienceIQ and ProtectIQ to our portfolio of product offerings and learned immediately how much control it puts into the hands of our subscribers,” said Jerry Piper, VP of operations for the Idaho-based Cambridge Telephone Company. “In the effort to manage the home Wi-Fi experience, subscribers are going to have different levels of tech-savviness, so our support teams must be able to help manage devices and applications. Our teams are always looking for ways to serve our customers better, so the ability to essentially manage their networks for them is a huge benefit. Our subscribers know they can call on our support team, and we will be able to take care of them efficiently, usually solving their problem in a single call.”

Calix Cloud® customers also have access to Customer Success Services—experts who help CSP teams use CSC insights optimally and stay on top of the latest best practices, including increasing FCR. These collaborations help CSRs deliver the ultimate experience to their subscribers.

“EDGE Suites are designed to give subscribers more control over their experience, but CSR teams play a critical, front-line role in ensuring the setup process is user-friendly,” said Shane Eleniak, SVP of Revenue EDGE products for Calix. “This latest release continues the evolution of Calix Support Cloud, further tying its benefits to EDGE Suites and creating a win-win for subscribers and service providers. The home Wi-Fi experience continues to improve and become smarter for subscribers because CSR teams are armed with actionable insights and the ability to directly intervene as necessary. The result is more efficient setup calls that result in faster resolutions—not escalations and follow-ups.”

Learn more about the latest Revenue EDGE enhancements from ConneXions and our 20.4 quarterly product release in our November 24 webinar “Elevate your value: Deliver experiences that capture your subscribers’ attention.”

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Innovative communications service providers rely on Calix platforms to help them master and monetize the complex infrastructure between their subscribers and the cloud. Calix is the leading global provider of the cloud and software platforms, systems, and services required to deliver the unified access network and smart premises of tomorrow. Our platforms and services help our customers build next generation networks by embracing a DevOps operating model, optimize the subscriber experience by leveraging big data analytics and turn the complexity of the smart, connected home and business into new revenue streams.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

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Hamilton Thorne to Announce Q3 2020 Financial Results and Hold Conference Call on November 19, 2020

BEVERLY, Mass. and TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hamilton Thorne Ltd. (TSX-V: HTL), a leading provider of precision instruments, consumables, software and services to the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), research, and cell biology markets, today announced that it will release its financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020 before market open on Thursday, November 19, 2020. The press release, with accompanying financial information, will be posted on the Company’s website at www.hamiltonthorne.ltd and on www.sedar.com.

The Company will follow with a conference call on the same day at 11:00 a.m. EST to review highlights of the results. All interested parties are welcome to join the conference call by dialing toll free 1-855-223-7309 in North America, or 647-788-4929 from other locations, and requesting Conference ID 6491864. A recording of the call will be available on Hamilton Thorne’s website shortly after the call.

About Hamilton Thorne Ltd.



Hamilton Thorne is a leading global provider of precision instruments, consumables, software and services that reduce cost, increase productivity, improve results and enable breakthroughs in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), research, and cell biology markets. Hamilton Thorne markets its products and services under the Hamilton Thorne, Gynemed, Planer, and Embryotech Laboratories brands, through its growing sales force and distributors worldwide. Hamilton Thorne’s customer base consists of fertility clinics, university research centers, animal breeding facilities, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, and other commercial and academic research establishments.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the exchange), accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information, please contact:

David Wolf, President & CEO Michael Bruns, CFO Glen Akselrod
Hamilton Thorne Ltd. Hamilton Thorne Ltd. Bristol Investor Relations
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ScottMadden’s New Energy Industry Update Explores 100% Clean Energy and Net-Zero Strategies

Looking at Transition Strategies

Atlanta, GA, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading management consulting firms specializing in energy, recently released its latest edition of The ScottMadden Energy Industry Update (EIU). Themed “Running Up That Hill,” this EIU explores how the energy industry is attempting to do extraordinary things in extraordinary times.

More than a dozen U.S. electric utilities have announced 100% clean energy commitments, and several states have enacted similar legislation. These commitments are becoming increasingly common, and the public sentiment toward these efforts is largely favorable. But how will they accomplish these ambitious goals? It will require massive capital investments, a transition to new technologies (some yet to be commercialized), and changes to grid operations. Since 2005, the shift from coal to natural gas as a power generation fuel has driven more than 60% of energy-related CO2 emissions reductions in the United States. As we advance, there is likely to be considerable traction gained from new agents of change—renewable energy resources and battery storage.

ScottMadden reviewed five recent integrated resource plans (IRPs) to understand how some electric utilities are planning to pursue decarbonization over the next 15 years. The themes and strategies that span these IRPs may provide a roadmap—or some pointers—to other electric utilities considering clean energy goals or strategies. As the EIU highlights, an emerging trend is the reliance on and expansion of renewable energy and battery storage capacity.

“A number of tools are being considered by utilities and states that have committed to clean energy targets,” explains Cristin Lyons, partner and energy practice leader at ScottMadden. “These include small modular nuclear generation, the use of hydrogen, and significant advances in battery storage. We’re hopeful that over the long-term the markets will begin to value some of these resources in a way that provides reliable, cost-effective, and lower-emitting power to customers.”

For more information about clean energy commitments, you can hear from Freedom David in this new video or access our latest report here.

Complimentary Energy Industry Update Webcast

If you have not yet registered, we encourage you to join ScottMadden’s complimentary webcast, “ScottMadden’s Energy Industry Update – “Running Up That Hill” on Thursday, November 19, 2020, from 1PM–2PM EST. During this session, our industry experts share their views and field questions related to the current issues in wholesale electricity markets, ambitions for hydrogen in the energy system of the future, and near-term plans to move toward net-zero CO2 emissions. Cristin Lyons, partner and energy practice leader, will serve as webcast moderator. Register for this webcast here.

About ScottMadden’s Energy Practice

We know energy from the ground up. Since 1983, we have served as energy consultants for hundreds of utilities, large and small, including all of the top 20. We focus on Transmission & Distribution, the Grid Edge, Generation, Energy Markets, Rates & Regulation, Enterprise Sustainability, and Corporate Services. Our broad, deep utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience based. We have helped our clients develop and implement strategies, improve critical operations, reorganize departments and entire companies, and implement myriad initiatives.

About ScottMadden, Inc.

ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. We consult in two main areas—Energy and Corporate & Shared Services. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. To learn more, visit www.scottmadden.com | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn.

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LightAir’s Health+ wins IFMA Nordic Innovation Award 2020

Clean and virus-free Health+ air concept rewarded by the International Facility Management Association.

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STOCKHOLM, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Health+ offer from LightAir, the Swedish cleantech company, has received the International Facility Management Association’s annual Nordic Innovation Award.

LightAir’s prize-winning concept delivers double protection through both active and passive air purification, using two different technologies. 1 The active air purification, using patented IonFlow technology, is receiving a lot of attention during the pandemic, since research by the renowned Karolinska Institutet has proved that it neutralizes 97% of airborne viruses, while they are still in the air.2 Customers in the Nordic region mainly benefit from the Health+ concept through a subscription offering.

“We have a unique offer and together with our partners we are improving air quality at workplaces and schools. Facility Management is an industry that enables us to reach out widely with these solutions,” comments Joakim Hansson, Business Area Manager at LightAir. “This distinguished IFMA award for the innovation of the year will provide good tailwinds in our Nordic home market, as well as in our international rollout of the concept.”

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the largest international network in facility management (FM), with 24,000 members in 105 countries. In recent years, the Swedish division has grown by over 100% and is today, with over 500 members, the obvious industry network for individuals and organizations within facility management in Sweden.

LightAir collaborates with a variety of Nordic sales and distribution FM partners regarding Health+. The first partnership agreement was concluded last year with Coor Service Management – one of the Nordic region’s leading FM providers. The company markets Health+ through its Coor SmartClimate offer and was also the nominating partner for the IFMA’s annual innovation award.

“We have seen how our customers receive a unique and flexible service that delivers true and great value at both company and individual levels,” says Mattias Wahlgren, Group Innovation Manager – Technology, at Coor. “It is encouraging that this offer has received this recognition from the industry. Collaboration with innovative partners such as LightAir adds to Coor’s service portfolio and our ambition to always offer our customers the market’s very best services and deliveries.”

The Health+ offer is currently available in LightAir’s Nordic home market and in a rapidly growing Dutch market. Broader launches in other international markets are underway.


Patented technologies from LightAir

The active air purification in the Health+ offer is delivered through the patented IonFlow technology. This technology uses innovative ionization, which inactivates 97% of airborne viruses while they are still in the air, without passing any filter. Passive air purification takes place through LightAir’s patented CellFlow technology, which filters out 99.99% of ultra-fine particles and viruses. Read more at https://lightair.com/professional-solution


 Research reports

Research on IonFlow technology and airborne viruses from Karolinska Institutet – based on seven years of study – was published in the medical journal Nature Scientific Report: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep11431  Additional independent research and test reports: https://lightair.com/air-science/lightair-performance/test-reports/ 


For further information, please contact:

Lars Liljeholm

CEO, LightAir AB (publ)
+46 708 28 61 96
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Joakim Hansson

Business Area Manager, Professional Solutions, LightAir AB (publ)
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Halozyme Announces Janssen Submission Of Applications In US And EU Seeking Approval Of DARZALEX FASPRO™/ DARZALEX® Subcutaneous (SC) Formulation Utilizing ENHANZE® Technology, Combination With Pomalidomide And Dexamethasone For Patients With Relapsed Or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced that the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies submitted regulatory applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking approval of the daratumumab subcutaneous (SC) formulation, known as DARZALEX FASPRO™ (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) in the U.S. and as DARZALEX® (daratumumab) SC in the European Union (EU). The applications seek approval of the combination of DARZALEX FASPRO™/ DARZALEX® SC with pomalidomide and dexamethasone (D-Pd) for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior line of therapy. As a fixed-dose formulation, DARZALEX FASPRO™/ DARZALEX® SC can be administered over approximately three to five minutes under the skin, significantly less time than the intravenous (IV) formulation of DARZALEX®, which is given over several hours. 

The supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. FDA and Type II variation application to the EMA are supported by positive findings from the Phase 3 APOLLO study (MMY3013), which met its primary endpoint of significantly longer progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who received D-Pd compared with Pd alone.1

“We are pleased that Janssen has submitted applications in both the US and EU to expand the label for the subcutaneous form of DARZALEX® utilizing our ENHANZE® technology,” said Dr. Helen Torley, president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to the subcutaneous forms of DARZALEX® becoming available for a broader group of patients with multiple myeloma, offering them the potential for reduced administration time from hours to minutes compared with the IV formulation.”

These applications are supported by positive results from the Phase 3 APOLLO study, which demonstrated improved significant progression-free survival in patients receiving the subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab.2

Full results from the Phase 3 APOLLO study, a collaboration between Janssen Research & Development, LLC and the European Myeloma Network (EMN), will be presented in an oral session  at the upcoming American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET (Abstract #412).

The D-Pd regimen received approval from the U.S. FDA for the IV formulation of DARZALEX® in 2017 for patients who have received at least two prior therapies, including lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor. This regimen for the IV formulation is not approved for use in Europe by the EMA.

About Halozyme
Halozyme is a biopharmaceutical company bringing disruptive solutions to significantly improve patient experiences and outcomes for emerging and established therapies. Halozyme advises and supports its biopharmaceutical partners in key aspects of new drug development with the goal of improving patients’ lives while helping its partners achieve global commercial success. As the innovators of the ENHANZE® technology, which can reduce hours-long treatments to a matter of minutes, Halozyme’s commercially-validated solution has positively impacted more than 400,000 patient lives via five commercialized products across more than 100 global markets. Halozyme and its world-class partners are currently advancing multiple therapeutic programs intended to deliver innovative therapies, with the potential to improve the lives of patients around the globe. Halozyme’s proprietary enzyme rHuPH20 forms the basis of the ENHANZE® technology and is used to facilitate the delivery of injected drugs and fluids, potentially reducing the treatment burden of other drugs to patients. Halozyme has licensed its ENHANZE® technology to leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Roche, Baxalta, Pfizer, Janssen, AbbVie, Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Alexion and argenx. Halozyme derives revenues from these collaborations in the form of milestones and royalties as the Company’s partners make progress developing and commercializing their products being developed with ENHANZE®. Halozyme is headquartered in San Diego. For more information visit www.halozyme.com.

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In addition to historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements including, without limitation, statements concerning the possible activity, benefits and attributes of ENHANZE®, the possible method of action of ENHANZE®, its potential application to aid in the dispersion and absorption of other injected therapeutic drugs, and statements concerning certain other potential benefits of ENHANZE® including facilitating more rapid delivery of injectable medications through subcutaneous delivery. These forward-looking statements also include statements regarding the product development efforts of Halozyme’s ENHANZE® partner. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are typically, but not always, identified through use of the words “believe,” “enable,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “intends,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “predict,” “probable,” “potential,” “possible,” “should,” “continue,” and other words of similar meaning. Actual results could differ materially from the expectations contained in forward-looking statements as a result of several factors, including uncertainties concerning whether collaborative products are ultimately developed, approved or commercialized, unexpected expenditures and costs, unexpected results or delays in development and regulatory review including any potential delays caused by the current COVID-19 global pandemic, unexpected regulatory approval requirements, unexpected adverse events or patient outcomes, and competitive conditions. These and other factors that may result in differences are discussed in greater detail in Halozyme’s most recent Annual and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, Halozyme undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements to reflect events after the date of this release DARZALEX® is a trademark of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV.


1  Chari, Ajai et al. “Daratumumab plus pomalidomide and dexamethasone in relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma.” Blood vol. 130,8 (2017): 974-981. doi:10.1182/blood-2017-05-785246
2  Comparison of Pomalidomide and Dexamethasone With or Without Daratumumab in Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma Previously Treated With Lenalidomide and a Proteasome Inhibitor Daratumumab/Pomalidomide/Dexamethasone vs Pomalidomide/Dexamethasone (EMN14). Available at: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/record/NCT03180736 Last accessed: October 2020.


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Camping World Continues Expansion of RV Dealer Network with Planned Acquisition of Noble RV in Minnesota

Camping World Continues Expansion of RV Dealer Network with Planned Acquisition of Noble RV in Minnesota

Company set to expand market share in the Midwest with 4 new locations

Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) (“Camping World”), the nation’s largest network of RV and outdoor lifestyle – centric retail locations, today announced that an agreement has been signed to acquire the four existing dealership locations of Noble RV, in Owatonna, Madelia, Oronoco (Rochester area) and Jordan (Minneapolis area), Minnesota, with plans for the acquisition to close in December 2020.

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Camping World RV SuperCenter (Photo: Business Wire)

Camping World RV SuperCenter (Photo: Business Wire)

“For over 14 years, under the leadership of brothers, Mike and Pat Noble, Noble RV has established itself as one of the most successful and well-known RV dealership groups in Minnesota,” said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman of Camping World. “RV Business magazine has named Noble RV a Top 50 RV Dealer in North America multiple times and they have received numerous other awards and recognitions over the years. We look forward to them joining our Camping World RV family and continuing our market share expansion throughout the Midwest region.”

Camping World Holdings currently owns and operates over 160 SuperCenters nationwide, with most locations specializing in RV sales and service, RV parts and accessories, outdoor lifestyle products and its entire portfolio of Good Sam products and services. From new strategic acquisitions, new store development and facility upgrades, the Company’s network will continue to expand and evolve while serving its customers’ outdoor, RV and camping needs.

The acquisition of the four Noble RV dealerships brings the count of Camping World Holdings RV SuperCenters in the state of Minnesota to a total of eight; and this acquisition is in line with company’s future growth plans. The company expects to soon announce several additional markets for expansion throughout the country in 2021.

Lemonis continued, “I always look for three things: People, Process and Product in relation to enhancing our brand and presence, all of which are exemplified by Noble RV. Our goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase our presence in the market, and grow the workforce.”

Camping World is always looking for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians, and retail support to assist with locations across the country. Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visit http://www.campingworldcareers.com/.

About Camping World Holdings, Inc.

Camping World Holdings, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is America’s leading recreational vehicle and outdoor retailer, offering an extensive assortment of recreational vehicles for sale, RV and camping gear, RV maintenance and repair, other outdoor and active sports products, and the industry’s broadest and deepest range of services, protection plans, products and resources. Since the Company’s founding in 1966, Camping World has grown to become one of the most well-known destinations for everything RV, with more than 160 locations in 36 states and a comprehensive e-commerce platform. For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com.

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eFFECTOR Announces Dosing of First Breast Cancer Patient with Tomivosertib in Combination with Chemotherapy Through a Grant from Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) Canada

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Inc., a leader in the development of selective translation regulation inhibitors (STRIs) for the treatment of cancer, today announced that the first breast cancer patient has been dosed with a combination of tomivosertib and paclitaxel in a Phase 2 study led by McGill University in Canada. The study [NCT04261218] is funded through Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Canada. Tomivosertib is an oral, small molecule inhibitor of MNK1/2 that enhances T cell killing of tumors, delays T cell exhaustion and enhances T cell memory. Paclitaxel is a chemotherapy agent used to treat multiple tumor types, including breast cancer. 

This Canadian study is led by Nahum Sonenberg, Ph.D., professor and Gillman Cheney Chair in biochemistry at McGill University in Montreal and a world-renowned expert in translation, and Michael Pollack, M.D., Alexander Goldfarb Research Chair in cancer research at McGill University. The Phase 2 open-label study will enroll approximately 40 patients with metastatic breast cancer for whom the standard of care has been ineffective. The study will evaluate the safety and pharmacodynamics of tomivosertib. Secondary outcomes measures include efficacy, as well as numerous biomarkers that explore the effect of tomivosertib on immune function and oncogene expression.

About Tomivosertib (eFT508)

Tomivosertib is eFFECTOR’s wholly-owned, highly selective translation regulation inhibitor that targets MNK1 and MNK2 (MNK1/2). The oral, small molecule drug candidate has been shown to enhance T cell killing, delay T cell exhaustion and enhance the T cell central memory pool. Tomivosertib is expected to enter KICKSTART, eFFECTOR’s randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind Phase 2 study in non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) in combination with pembrolizumab, in Q4 2020. The KICKSTART study builds on results obtained in an earlier study of tomivosertib as an extension of checkpoint inhibitor treatment in patients experiencing insufficient response to an FDA-approved checkpoint inhibitor alone [NCT03616834].

Please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov for further information on ongoing clinical studies of tomivosertib.


eFFECTOR is a next-generation oncology company developing a new class of targeted therapies called selective translation regulator inhibitors (STRIs). Tomivosertib, eFFECTOR’s MNK1/2 inhibitor is expected to enter KICKSTART, a randomized Phase 2 trial in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in combination with pembrolizumab, in Q4 2020. Zotatifin, eFFECTOR’s inhibitor of eIF4A, is in a dose-escalation Phase 1 trial, with expansion cohorts expected to open in H1 2021. eFFECTOR has a partnership with Pfizer developing inhibitors of eIF4E.



Amy Conrad
Juniper Point
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Heidi Chokeir, Ph.D.
Canale Communications
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IIROC Trading Halt – LCC.P

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VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 12, 2020 /CNW/ – The following issues have been halted by IIROC:

Company: Lamaska Capital Corp.

TSX-Venture Symbol: LCC.P

All Issues: Yes

Reason: At the Request of the Company Pending News

Halt Time (ET): 8:00 AM

IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are implemented to ensure a fair and orderly market. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

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Mercedes-Benz will in future only source battery cells with cobalt & lithium from certified mining sites, while significantly reducing cobalt

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STUTTGART, Germany, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Mercedes-Benz AG is fulfilling its responsibility as part of the sustainability offensive and is relying on sustainable supply chains for its electric vehicle fleet. Respect and protection of human rights and of the environment have the highest priority.
  • Sourcing of cobalt and lithium exclusively from certified mines makes Mercedes-Benz AG a pioneer for the first cross-industry mining standard “Standard for Responsible Mining” of the “Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance”.
  • Countries of origin viewed as high-risk are deliberately not generally excluded as sources of supply in accordance with the principle of using leverage before withdrawing.
  • In the coming generations of battery cells, Mercedes-Benz is already reducing the cobalt content to less than ten percent and intends to dispense with materials such as cobalt entirely through post-lithium-ion technologies with new material compositions. 

The Mercedes-Benz electric offensive is a key component of the strategic focus “Ambition2039” and a prerequisite on the way to carbon neutrality. Responsibly mined and processed raw materials provide the foundation for a sustainable Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle fleet. Respect and protection of human rights and of the environment, all the way from the mine to the finished product, are decisive in this respect. Currently, the focus is particularly on the battery raw materials cobalt and lithium.

Mercedes-Benz is taking a comprehensive approach across the whole battery technology chain – from research and development to series production. The cell is at the very heart of the battery and mastering its chemistry is therefore critical. “Mercedes-Benz’s clear development goal is to significantly increase the range of future batteries through advances in energy density, to advance the production maturity of future battery technologies, to significantly reduce charging times, and to further reduce the use of critical materials. In the coming generations of battery cells, the cobalt content is already being reduced to less than ten percent. In the future, we want to use post-lithium-ion technologies with new material compositions to completely dispense with materials such as cobalt. The further optimization of recyclability and its implementation at Mercedes-Benz is also part of the holistic battery strategy,” says Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG; responsible for Daimler Group Research and
Mercedes-Benz Cars COO.

Mercedes-Benz AG is taking a pioneering role with a comprehensive approach that promotes the socially acceptable and environmentally sound extraction of cobalt and lithium. The company insists on the use of strong standards for sustainability, making the industry-wide recognized “Standard for Responsible Mining” of the “Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance” (IRMA) one of the key criteria for supplier decisions and supplier contracts within raw material supply chains. The standard is in the early stage of adoption by the industry, a process Daimler seeks to accelerate. In the company’s contracts, partners will need to commit to working within their own supply chain to source exclusively from raw material suppliers who are audited in accordance with the IRMA mining standard. The supply chains will in the future also be regularly monitored. 

Countries of origin viewed as high-risk are deliberately not generally excluded as sources of supply. Instead, the approach taken here aims to improve the local situation for the people working there and to strengthen their rights. By doing so, Mercedes-Benz AG is following the recommendation of non-governmental organizations, governments and other relevant interest groups not to withdraw from high-risk countries.

In accordance with the principle of using leverage before withdrawing, the aim is to encourage the local economy while at the same time ensuring that higher standards in relation to the protection of human rights are established.

“We have had the supply chains for our Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle fleet audited in line with OECD guidance, all the way back to the mine, even though we don’t source cobalt directly ourselves. Based on the insights gained, we will instruct our battery suppliers to only source cobalt and lithium from certified mining sites in the future. With this, we even go a step further and will ensure our sourcing is from mining sites compliant with the mining standard of the ‘Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance’. This way, in addition to child labor and a range of other social concerns, environmental risks in the mining of raw materials can also be minimized. By doing so, we are paving the way for clean raw materials, from which other participants in the market can also benefit,” said Markus Schäfer. “Going forward, we will only work with suppliers who agree to comply with these requirements.”

“Our aspiration is very clear: we want our products to contain only raw materials that have been mined and produced without human rights violations. This is one of the core elements of our sustainable business strategy. This way, we are putting an important element of our Human Rights Respect System into practice and are shaping the path to electric drive systems in a sustainable way,” said Renata Jungo Brüngger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz, responsible for Integrity and Legal Affairs.
“If there are any indications of risk, we take another, closer look at the supply chain. This involves us going beyond the direct suppliers and creating transparency, if necessary all the way back to the mine.”

Cobalt supply chains: stringent selection process

Already in 2018, Mercedes-Benz commissioned the auditing and advisory firm RCS Global to establish transparency over the complex cobalt supply chains behind battery cells and to audit these at every stage in accordance with OECD Due Diligence. More than 120 suppliers were identified and 60 audits were conducted after a corresponding risk assessment. As things stand at present, there are currently no cobalt mines certified in accordance with IRMA’s Standard for Responsible Mining. Cobalt is one of the raw materials in batteries that is subject to intense criticism in terms of human rights. Mercedes-Benz is therefore working with IRMA and RCS Global on a step-by-step approach for dealing with particularly challenging local situations. This approach will be taken with a limited number of cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, auditing them against a series of specific sets of requirements in the IRMA Standard for Responsible Mining. In addition to the human rights aspects, the environmentally friendly mining of raw materials and other key aspects relating to the consequences of industrial mining are examined. In the medium term, this approach aims on the one hand to formulate realistic expectations of the mining suppliers, while pressing for increasingly responsible practices in order to meet Daimler’s requirements for sustainable supply chains. The long-term objective is a clear commitment to a process of continuous improvement. Included in this are transitional periods for the achievement of different levels of performance for an IRMA certification.

Lithium: IRMA mining standard also mandatory for suppliers

With regard to lithium, Mercedes-Benz is also working to ensure that the raw material is sustainably extracted and that the IRMA mining standard will be enshrined in the supply contracts. In order to improve the situation in the mining areas at the same time, Daimler AG is in contact with development agencies and non-governmental organizations for possible projects on site.

Sustainability in Mercedes-Benz Procurement

Sustainability is a central pillar of the Mercedes-Benz purchasing strategy. On Mercedes-Benz’s way to CO2-neutrality within the framework of “Ambition2039”, the focus is on the reduction of CO2 emissions as well as on respecting and safeguarding human rights and the responsible use of resources along the entire supply chain. The new standards for the responsible procurement of raw materials apply only in the first step for cobalt and lithium. Daimler AG takes a systematic approach to counteracting human rights violations early and actively: A strategic approach to respecting human rights, the Human Rights Respect System has been developed both for its own entities and for its supply chains. As an important measure, the company has identified potential risk raw materials. The aim is to gradually make the supply chains for these potential risk raw materials transparent and to take risk-based measures. In the next step, it is planned to extend the procedure to other raw materials, initially to other battery raw materials.

About IRMA

With the “Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance” (IRMA), there is now for the first time a multi-stakeholder standard for industrial mining, developed in a process of intensive discussion with industry, civil society, communities and labour unions. More than 100 experts and not-for-profit organisations were involved in defining the IRMA “Standard for Responsible Mining”. After more than a decade of development, the Standard was released in 2018 and independent auditing of mines began in 2019. Through its membership of IRMA, Daimler AG supports implementation of this high-bar standard, with the company’s medium-term objective being to support access to certified raw materials for all players in the market. The Standard for Responsible Mining is a comprehensive standard that encompasses the four elements of Business Integrity, Planning for Positive Legacies, Social Responsibility and Environmental Responsibility, and addresses a wide range of aspects such as Legal Compliance, Resettlement, Community health and safety, Waste and materials management. Further information can be found here: www.responsiblemining.net

About RCS Global

RCS Global is a leading responsible sourcing assurance and advisory company, supporting industry and individual companies at all tiers of the global value chain to identify, assess and manage, environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in their supply chains. Partners include automotive and consumer electronics groups, battery manufacturers and trading companies around the world. Further information can be found here: www.rcsglobal.com

Further information on the subject of sustainability in the supply chain may be found at:

Strong for human rights – Daimler goes on the offensive for a sustainable raw material supply chain

Next step in the offensive “Strong for human rights”: Mercedes-Benz Cars enhances sustainability activities for the paint raw material Glimmer

Daimler intensifies activities for a sustainable raw material supply chain and joins further initiatives

Education to counter child labor – Daimler supports a social project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with over one million euros

Daimler is committed to combating child labor: education projects in India and the Congo – joining another initiative

Mercedes-Benz AG at a glance
Mercedes-Benz AG is responsible for the global business of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans with over 173,000 employees worldwide. Ola Källenius is Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG. The company focuses on the development, production and sales of passenger cars, vans and services. Furthermore, the company aspires to be leading in the fields of connectivity, automated driving and alternative drives with its forward-looking innovations. The product portfolio comprises the Mercedes-Benz brand with the sub-brands Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me – as well as the smart brand, and the EQ product and technology brand for electric mobility. Mercedes-Benz AG is one of the largest manufacturers of premium passenger cars. In 2019 it sold nearly 2.4 million cars and more than 438,000 vans. In its two business divisions, Mercedes-Benz AG is continually expanding its worldwide production network with over 40 production sites on four continents, while aligning itself to meet the requirements of electric mobility. At the same time, the company is developing its global battery production network on three continents. Sustainable actions play a decisive role in both business divisions. To the company, sustainability means creating value for all stakeholders on a lasting basis: customers, employees, investors, business partners and the society as a whole. The basis for this is the sustainable business strategy of Daimler in which the company takes responsibility for the economic, ecological and social effects of its business activities and looks at the entire value chain.

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