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News Article | May 12, 2017
Site: www.engineeringnews.co.za

JSE-listed steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) expects imposition of safeguard duties on hot rolled coil (HRC) to come into effect on July 1, but says certain stakeholder processes still have to be completed before the decision is confirmed. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies revealed earlier that he had signed off on an International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) determination that safeguard duties should be imposed. This followed an investigation, which confirmed a surge in imports and that the imports harmed the local steel industry. The Minister refused to be drawn on the proposed duty level, saying that he would do so only once Word Trade Organisation (WTO) processes had been finalised. In a statement issued along with first-quarter operational information, AMSA said Itac had notified the WTO of its decision to implement safeguards with effect from July 1, 2017, but said there were “certain processes to be completed before this is confirmed with all stakeholders”. AMSA has led the lobbying effort for addition protection, arguing that, in the context of steel oversupply, base protection of 10% is insufficient to stem the flow of cheap imports. CEO Wim de Klerk said safeguard duties would provide AMSA with sales volume benefits, as well as an ability to “consistently achieve the basket price”. As part of negotiations with government to secure further protection, AMSA agreed to move away from import parity pricing to a new flat-steel pricing methodology, which employs a weighted basket of domestic selling prices of several countries and is adjusted for the exchange rate. De Klerk said import levels during the first quarter had remained elevated at 275 000 t, but were below the 310 000 t recorded during the corresponding period last year. “Although having declined slightly from 2016 levels, imports are still high despite the 10% duties having been imposed.” AMSA said local steel demand had been subdued during the period, despite the implementation of import duties on certain steel products and the designation of South African steel for use in state infrastructure projects by the Department of Trade and Industry. The company’s local sales were 3.4% lower at 30 000 t, mainly as a result of weaker local demand for long products, the sales of which decreased by 27.7%. AMSA had also decided to institute a review of the long steel business in light of the price of scrap in relation to the raw material basket. Both local and export sales were expected to remain under pressure in the second quarter.


NGLCC's current partners in the sporting world include the Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Super Bowl's Business Connect program, U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), and the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).  More sporting leagues and individual teams are in discussion with NGLCC and its local affiliate chambers to expand inclusion of LGBT-owned businesses in their contracting and purchasing opportunities nationwide. The NBA is one of dozens of new partners joining the NGLCC in 2017.  For many this is due to recent changes to the HRC Corporate Equality Index—the national benchmark of corporate LGBT inclusion—making contracting/purchasing from LGBT-owned businesses, which are exclusively certified by NGLCC, a standalone scored criteria for a corporation wishing to earn or maintain a top score. In NGLCC's groundbreaking America's LGBT Economy Report, the $1.7 trillion and tens of thousands of jobs created by LGBT-owned businesses are spread across America, with powerful concentrations in the cities where many major sports teams and leagues are headquartered, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Orlando. "The LGBT business community is now able to be both out in the stands and in the production of everything that makes the NBA season happen—and that is a slam dunk for equality and business opportunity," said NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell. The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nglcc-scores-nba-partnership-vastly-expanding-lgbt-inclusion-in-sports-leagues-purchasing-from-lgbt-owned-businesses-300453728.html


News Article | May 22, 2017
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SALT LAKE CITY, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global medical technology leader Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), recently unveiled the new Hill-Rom® Envella™ Air Fluidized Therapy Bed, the company's latest innovative solution providing the highest quality wound care for patients with...


News Article | May 18, 2017
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CHICAGO, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), announced the launch of the new Hill-Rom® 900 Accella™ bed system for higher acuity patients in intensive and acute care settings. Hill-Rom's new bed system is available in select markets outside the United States and builds on the successful Hill-Rom 900 platform, with its proven reliability and years of exemplary performance in hospitals around the globe. "Higher acuity settings are some of the most challenging environments in which to provide quality patient care," said Paul Johnson, president of Hill-Rom Patient Support Systems. "In specialty medical/surgical units and step-down ICUs, patients' needs are increasingly acute, the volume of patients can be overwhelming, and staffing resources are rarely ideal. That's where the new Hill-Rom 900 Accella bed can provide significant benefits." Hill-Rom 900 Accella™ Bed: Advancing Safety, Enhancing Outcomes, and Improving Productivity and the Patient Experience The new Hill-Rom 900 Accella™ bed offers caregivers a number of features that make caring for patients easier and safer, improving patients' overall care experience. The Hill-Rom 900 Accella bed offers innovations that work towards: "We are proud of the engineering and innovation built in to the Hill-Rom 900 Accella bed," said Johnson. "This bed system is an excellent solution for high acuity settings given its intuitive bed controls and productivity enhancements that afford increased caregiver time with patients and improved patient satisfaction." The Hill-Rom 900 Accella bed is available with a wide range of foam, hybrid and powered surfaces for the prevention of pressure injuries and the promotion of their healing. About Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with more than 10,000 employees worldwide. We partner with health care providers in more than 100 countries, across all care settings, by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics, Surgical Safety and Efficiency, and Respiratory Health. Hill-Rom's people, products and programs work towards one mission: Every day, around the world, we enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers. Visit www.hill-rom.com for more information. 1. Oliver D. Assessing the risk of falls in hospital: time for a rethink? Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 2006; 38:89-94 2. Demangeat, J.L., Geldreich, M.A., Kessler, B., Kohlbecker, C., Sure, M.C. and Jeanmougin, C. (2009). Putting into place devices for prevention of falls at the hospital center at Haguenau [French]. Recherche en soins infirmiers(99), 26-42. 3. Drakulovic, et al.  Supine body position as a risk factor for nonsocomial pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients: a randomized test.  The Lancet.  Nov 1999.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: www.engineeringnews.co.za

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) insists that the institution of a 12% safeguard duty on hot-rolled coil (HRC) from July 1 will not result in a commensurate rise in domestic prices for the primary-steel product, owing to a pricing agreement with government that regulates the setting of domestic flat-steel prices. The safeguard, which is in the process of being authorised by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), will be introduced in addition to the 10% duty already in place for HRC, thus raising overall protection for the product to 22% for a three-year period. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies recently signed off on the safeguard duty, following an International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa investigation, which confirmed both a surge in HRC imports into South Africa and the fact that those imports were harming the domestic steel producer. AMSA CEO Wim de Klerk says its pricing agreement with government disallows it from deviating from an agreed ‘fair basket price’ methodology, which is based on domestic selling prices in 12 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Using an agreed price weighting, AMSA gathers flat-steel prices from Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, the UK, Canada and Brazil at the middle of each month, using indicators generated by both MEPS International and CRU. The company then adjusts these prices, on the last day of the month, to the prevailing rand-dollar exchange rate to establish the domestic price. On a quarterly basis, the Department of Trade and Industry audits the basket and has the right to insist on the application of a discount to steel consumers should it find that AMSA has been overcharging during the period. De Klerk reports that the company’s last HRC increase was announced in December and that, while international prices increased during the first quarter of 2017, domestic prices remained unchanged, owing to the strength of the rand during the period. Prices could, in future, rise or fall depending on international price trends and the exchange rate, but will not be directly influenced by the 22% tariff protection. Instead, the aim is to curb “subsidised” HRC imports, and enable AMSA to recover domestic market share. AMSA reports that, while flat-steel imports peaked at above 1.1-million tons in 2015, the 887 000 t imported in 2016 still represented an increase against historical averages. AMSA argues that the 10% tariff is, thus, insufficient to deal with the import threat. The safeguard is limited to HRC and plate, but AMSA may also apply for additional protection on cold-rolled steel in future and is also weighing its long-steel options, owing to increasingly difficult tradition conditions for long products. In fact, AMSA has launched a review of its long-steel operations at Newcastle, where liquid steel production has already been curtailed, owing to weak market conditions and high scrap prices. De Klerk says the long-steel action plan will be finalised by June and could have implications for Newcastle’s 2 800 employees. However, the KwaZulu-Natal plant had started supplying blooms to Highveld’s heavy structural mill, in Mpumalanga, which is being reopened in line with a tolling agreement concluded between AMSA and Highveld last year. De Klerk says the first 3 000 t was produced by Highveld in April and that the intention is to ramp up further in May. “Highveld has produced everything they said they would and we have invoiced our first product. Unfortunately, prices have fallen for the product and China exports more and more,” he says, adding that various other downstream products, such as wire and reinforcing bar, are also coming under intense pressure from cheap imports. A decision is also urgently required from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) regarding a special power pricing agreement with Eskom for the Saldanha Steel plant, which would otherwise curtail production during the high-tariff winter months. De Klerk reports that Eskom and AMSA have submitted the proposal to Nersa and that he expects that a determination will be made at the Energy Regulator’s next meeting later this month. He says power accounts for 34% of Saldanha Steel’s costs during winter and, in the absence of a new electricity deal, the mill’s sustainability will come under increased pressure.


News Article | May 18, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

Now available in select markets outside the U.S., new bed system designed for higher acuity settings improves safety, outcomes, and patient experience CHICAGO, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), announced the launch of the new Hill-Rom® 900 Accella™ bed...


News Article | May 18, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

CHICAGO, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), announced the launch of the new Hill-Rom® 900 Accella™ bed system for higher acuity patients in intensive and acute care settings. Hill-Rom's new bed system is available in select markets outside the United States...


"We are proud to have been recognized as one of the best employers for multicultural women," said Andy Doyle, Chief Human Resources Officer at OppenheimerFunds. "Our firm understands that fostering a culture that values diversity and different perspectives can lead to innovations that directly benefit our clients." Employees are encouraged to get involved in its Business Resource Groups (BRGs), a network of diverse communities that have a key role in the firm's inclusion efforts. Through strategic initiatives aligned to education, philanthropy, leadership, culture, professional development, and networking, the BRGs enable members and allies to connect to the experiences of diverse employees in their communities and at the firm. Additionally, the Latino Professionals Network and Asian Professionals Network have plans to launch BRGs later this year. "Our flexible and inclusive work environment empowers employees individually to balance their work and life priorities in order to enable them to be their most productive and engaged," said Cynthia Lo Bessette, General Counsel at OppenheimerFunds. OppenheimerFunds has been recognized by multiple organizations as one of the best places to work. Great Place to Work® and Fortune named the firm one of the 40 Best Companies in Financial Services, 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, 50 Best Workplaces for Parents and 30 Best Workplaces to Retire From. The firm was also recognized by Pensions & Investments as a Best Place to Work in Money Management, received a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index 2017 Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality, and was named by Fatherly as one of the 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads. "Since its inception, the Best Companies for Multicultural Women has grown from just three qualifying companies to 25 winners who have created forward-thinking policies and initiatives that have expanded the talent and expertise of multicultural women. We applaud our winners who create opportunity for multicultural women to be hired, trained and advanced in the workforce," said Subha V. Barry, senior vice president & managing director, Working Mother Media. Winners were selected from companies, with at least 500 U.S. employees, who answered a questionnaire covering the following topics: representation; hiring; attrition; promotion rates; recruitment, retention and advancement programs; as well as company culture. The Working Mother Research Institute created a scoring algorithm based on the previous year's benchmark results to determine the winners. OppenheimerFunds, Inc., a leader in global asset management, is dedicated to providing solutions for its partners and end investors. OppenheimerFunds, including its subsidiaries, manages more than $235 billion in assets for over 13 million shareholder accounts, including sub-accounts, as of April 30, 2017. Founded in 1959, OppenheimerFunds is an asset manager with a history of providing innovative strategies to its investors. The firm's 15 investment management teams specialize in equity, fixed income, alternative, multi-asset, and revenue-weighted-ETF strategies, including ESG. OppenheimerFunds and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of products and services to clients, who range from endowments and sovereigns to financial advisors and individual investors. OppenheimerFunds and certain of its subsidiaries provide advisory services to the Oppenheimer family of funds, and OFI Global Asset Management offers solutions to institutions. The firm is also active through its Philanthropy & Community initiative: 10,000 Kids by 2020, reaching children with introductions to math literacy programs. For more information on the firm, visit oppenheimerfunds.com. Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Shares of Oppenheimer funds are not deposits or obligations of any bank, are not guaranteed by any bank, are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency, and involve investment risks, including the possible loss of the principal amount invested. Before investing in any of the Oppenheimer funds, investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses contain this and other information about the funds, and may be obtained by asking your financial advisor, visiting oppenheimerfunds.com or calling 1.800.CALL OPP (225.5677). Read prospectuses and summary prospectuses carefully before investing. Oppenheimer funds are distributed by OppenheimerFunds Distributor, Inc. 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281-1008 © 2017 OppenheimerFunds Distributor, Inc. All rights reserved. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/oppenheimerfunds-named-by-working-mother-as-one-of-the-best-companies-for-multicultural-women-300458446.html


News Article | May 17, 2017
Site: co.newswire.com

March Organized on Saturday, May 20 in San Diego to Further Support ECT Ban ​​​​​​Mental health industry watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International reports thousands have signed its petition launched during Mental Health Month supporting a ban on the use of electroshock treatment and is organizing a march in San Diego, California to garner more support against its use. The march and rally against electroshock (also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) will be held outside the San Diego Convention Center, coinciding with the annual convention of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), which has been lobbying the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, which regulates the ECT device), to increase its use, including its use on children. In a letter to the FDA, the APA states, “Having access to a rapid and effective treatment such as ECT is especially meaningful in children and adolescents....”[1] CCHR says that the risks of electroshock today make it so potentially dangerous, with the FDA reporting permanent memory loss, brain damage and death, that the procedure should be banned for all age groups.[2] The march and rally will also draw attention to the March 27 announcement from India that the country will ban the use of electroshock on children under its Mental Health Act.[3] To date, four states in the U.S.—California, Colorado, Tennessee and Texas—have prohibited shock treatment use on children. In addition to India and the U.S. states, in 2014, Western Australia banned ECT for those younger than 14. The state also imposed a $15,000 fine and two years’ imprisonment for anyone performing ECT on minors, further exemplifying, as CCHR says, the need for similar penalties in the U.S. and globally.[4]  CCHR wants a nationwide ban as the documented risks of ECT are well established. A 2016 petition to the Acting Commissioner of the FDA also addresses the failure of the FDA to require ECT device makers to provide clinical trials proving ECT is safe and effective.  The petition, citing a deposition of the president of one ECT device manufacturer, said the company had “never done any study or investigation regarding the safety and efficacy of ECT provided by its devices.”[8] Specifically, the president said “[the company] does not do research.”[9] Thousands are expected at the San Diego march taking place on Harbor Street on Saturday, March 20, 2017 at 1 p.m. Signs and banners stating, “ELECTROSHOCK: TORTURE, NOT TREATMENT” will be featured. CCHR says this is to draw attention to a 2013 report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment who equated forced electroshock with “torture” and recommended banning all “forced and non-consensual” electroshock “against persons with disabilities.”[10] Another educational feature in San Diego is the display of CCHR’s world-acclaimed Traveling Exhibit on the history of psychiatry, which includes an historical and contemporary look at ECT and other psychiatric treatments.  The Exhibit, opened from May 16 to May 27, 2017, from 9 a.m.–9 p.m., is at 1047 J Street, San Diego. Admission is free. CCHR is inviting psychiatrists attending the APA convention to also tour the Exhibit. As a mental health industry watchdog, CCHR's mission is to inform and mobilize the public against violations of human rights and civil liberties committed under the guise of "mental health." Put Patients Above Profit. Take Action Against Abuse. [1] Letter to Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, from the American Psychiatric Association, March 10, 2016, https://psychiatry.org/File%20Library/Psychiatrists/Advocacy/Federal/APA-FDA-ECT-reclassification-comments-03102016.pdf. [2] "Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Devices for Class II Intended Uses," Draft Guidance for Industry, Clinicians and Food and Drug Administration Staff, 29 Dec. 2015, http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/…/UCM478942.pdf; Neurological Devices Panel, Center for Devices and Radiological Health Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration, pp 148-149, 27 Jan. 2011, http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/MedicalDevicesAdvisoryCommittee/neurologicalDevicesPanel/UCM247594.pdf.%20Accessed%20December%203. [4] “Electroshock therapy on under-14s banned in WA after law passes Parliament,” ABC News, 17 Oct. 2014, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-17/mental-health-bill-passes-wa-parliament/5822874 [6] Robert Morgan, John Friedberg, M.D., et al, Electroshock: The Case Against, (Morgan Fdn Publishers, CA, 1999) p. 73, https://books.google.com/books?id=1593GRf_HC8C&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=John+Friedberg+ECT+is+like+traumatic+brain+injury&source=bl&ots=0CVqvH-55Z&sig=_-KHdqDmPOsspHj_3iUd-mJvOUY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1-cHioePTAhVO5GMKHW29Ai0Q6AEIWDAI#v=onepage&q=John%20Friedberg%20ECT%20is%20like%20traumatic%20brain%20injury&f=false. [7] Cheryl van Daalen-Smith, et al., “The Utmost Discretion: How Presumed Prudence Leaves Children Susceptible to Electroshock,” Children and Society, Vol. 28, 205-217 (2014), https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261719777_The_Utmost_Discretion_How_Presumed_Prudence_Leaves_Children_Susceptible_to_Electroshock. [9] Videotaped Deposition and 30(b)(6) Examination of MECTA Corporation, Volume I, Portland, Oregon, November 18, 2004, Exhibit 9 of the Citizens Petition by Emord & Associates, http://emord.com/blawg/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ECT-Petition-Exhibits-Part-3.pdf. [10] A/HRC/22/53, "Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez," UN General Assembly, Human Rights Council, Twenty-second Session, Agenda Item 3, 1 Feb. 2013, p. 21, para 85, http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/RegularSession/Session22/A.HRC.22.53_English.pdf.


MELVILLE, N.Y. & ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verint® Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: VRNT) today announced that the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, has been named the winner of its 2017 Engage Global Customer Awards Program in the “Improving Processes” category. Xerox Corporation also was recognized for its achievements with a “highly commendable” honor. The awards were announced at the Verint Engage™ Global Customer Conference taking place this week at the Universal Orlando Resort. The Regional Municipality of Waterloo provides police, water, recreation, planning, roads and social services to more than 500,000 people in southern Ontario, Canada. Using Verint Employee Engagement™ and Engagement Channels™ solutions, it has improved workflow, enhanced productivity and heightened citizen experiences. In fact, Chris Hobden, HRC systems analyst at the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, has leveraged Verint technology as the foundation for an automated workflow system that provides information according to time of day—whether during business hours or after hours and holidays. Hobden and team also have used online form features to develop new landing pages for the municipality’s contact center agents to leverage and further customized the user interface and how search functionality is optimized. With these advancements, staff can quickly access the information they need to engage efficiently with the citizens and increase efficiencies in answering calls, as well as decrease agent decision fatigue. This has resulted in both enhanced productivity and improved citizen experiences. Xerox Corporation leverages Verint Employee Engagement solutions to push the boundaries of traditional work processes by enabling customer self-help in the company’s service and support organization. As a result to implementing Verint Knowledge Management and Employee Desktop software, the organization has seen more satisfied customers, lower operational costs and better business outcomes. Barry Tisdale, manager of the Global Customer Connect Group at Xerox, has helped champion these results, drawing on a long track record of success in transforming service and support technologies and knowledge into world-class support tools. Tisdale and his colleagues have achieved these results by bringing the strategy, the talent and resources together to move from vision to execution. “Today, employees expect to be empowered to execute on customer engagement strategies. That means giving them the tools they need to get the job done and making it engaging in the process,” says Ryan Hollenbeck, senior vice president, global marketing and customer experience program executive sponsor. “We’re delighted to recognize the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and Xerox Corporation as award recipients in the ‘improving processes’ category of our annual Engage Customer Awards,” says Verint’s Ryan Hollenbeck, senior vice president, global marketing and customer experience program executive sponsor. “Both of these organizations have set new benchmarks in improving processes to support their employees and effectively serve their customers and citizens.” The Verint Engage Global Customer Conference is dedicated to exploring the drive toward customer engagement optimization; the critical roles that departments across the organization play in shaping the customer experience; the opportunities and challenges the industry holds; and key trends and best practices for achieving loyalty, business goals and competitive advantage. The event is designed for executives, directors, managers, team leads and administrators across a variety of functional areas, including account management, claims operations, compliance, contact centers and customer care, customer experience management, fraud prevention, IT and marketing to name a few. Click here to learn more. Verint® (Nasdaq: VRNT) is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence® solutions with a focus on customer engagement optimization, security intelligence, and fraud, risk and compliance. Today, more than 10,000 organizations in approximately 180 countries—including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100—count on intelligence from Verint solutions to make more informed, effective and timely decisions. Learn more about how we’re creating A Smarter World with Actionable Intelligence® at www.verint.com. 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