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News Article | May 18, 2017
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Warriors Heart announces they are now a certified TRICARE ® Provider, and the first private treatment center in the U.S. solely dedicated to healing warriors (military, veterans, law enforcement, fire fighters and first responders) dealing with chemical dependency and other co-occurring psychological disorders. The Warriors Heart private treatment program is for adults seeking relief from substance abuse, chemical dependencies, and various psychological conditions, which might have developed related to job stress and the trauma of war. Co-occurring psychological disorders treated include PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), moral grief/injury, depression, anxiety and others. Warriors Heart CoFounder and Former Special Forces Operator, Tom Spooner shared, “We are grateful to be TRICARE Credentialed so we can heal more warriors in a very special place. I’ve been involved in recovery since 1992, and a warrior since 1990, and have seen first-hand the effects of war on myself and my family. Warriors Heart is the only place that I’ve ever experienced where I can be 100% myself, and now it is helping heal other like-minded people.” What makes the Warriors Heart program unique is the peer-to-peer residential treatment, where warriors can feel safe sharing with their “Tribe”. Other facilities may offer “tracks” that treat warriors, however, the programs are typically still in a group setting with clients who have not been through the front lines of trauma. There is a stigma that our warriors are supposed to be tough, but the effects of the front lines of war, the streets and fires can take a toll. Warriors Heart has been operational since April 2016, and officially received the Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation in November 2016. The program provides a confidential place where warriors can heal in an environment that supports and understands them. Warriors no longer have to deal with trauma in silence and through coping mechanisms such as alcohol. After treatment, Chuck (US Army) reflected, “This is THE PLACE for veterans and first responders dealing with substance abuse to mask Post Traumatic Stress. Nowhere else in the country are you going to find a facility that treats its clients with respect while addressing both the substance abuse and the PTS while creating a safe environment where the client can share their darkest secrets with the staff. This safe environment for sharing allows the client to unload their emotional baggage and leave it there at the facility, returning to the real world sober, less burdened with grief.” The Warriors Heart clinical team includes licensed doctors and therapists. Chief Clinical Officer Annette T Hill, LPC, is a Gold Star Mother, who specializes in trauma. Annette’s son, Adam Hill Gibson, served two tours in Iraq, and sadly passed away as a result of symptoms of PTSD in 2009. All of the Warriors Heart team is connected to the Warrior population, either through themselves or a loved one. When a client comes into treatment, not only are the warriors amongst their peers in a group setting, but the staff connect with them immediately as well. The Warriors Heart facility is the former Purple Sage Ranch corporate retreat center with 40 beds, and “does not feel like a hospital.” The facility is designed to let warriors heal in a safe and comfortable place with a private chef, fitness center, pool, creative shop, private lake, running trails and luxury amenities. The program focuses on a “holistic”, healing approach to the mind, body and spirit. According to the TRICARE website, “Being a TRICARE Provider means that you are treating America's heroes - the people making sacrifices to keep America strong and safe.” Warriors Heart is grateful to be a TRICARE Provider to help heal our frontline heroes. About Warriors Heart (Bandera, Texas, near San Antonio): Warriors Heart is the first private treatment center for warriors only (military, veterans and first responders) in the US for addiction and PTSD founded by Josh Lannon, Lisa Lannon, and Tom Spooner. This rehabilitation program provides a unique peer-to peer based solution to help the over 13.3 million American Warriors faced with the self-medicating struggles of alcohol addiction, prescription and drug addiction, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and mild TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in a private, 40-bed facility on a 543-acre ranch. While other rehabilitation centers have a veteran track, the veterans are still mixed with civilians during treatment compared to Warriors Heart that is soley dedicated to warriors. Warriors Heart work has been featured in Forbes, Chicago Tribune, CBS Health Watch, KENS5 CBS News San Antonio, FOX 10 News Phoenix, PoliceOne, Woman’s Day and Addiction Pro magazine. There is a 24-hour Warriors Heart hotline (844-448-2567) answered by warriors. http://warriorsheart.com


News Article | May 17, 2017
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Horses4Heroes has an exciting schedule of affordable events, including summer camp, Friday night Happy Hour with horses, horseback riding every Saturday and Sunday. and lessons. -- Horses4Heroes, one of the most successful equestrian service groups for the military and the 2014 and 2016 champions of the, is inviting locals, visitors and guests to step back in time and discover horses, located withinFloyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.Horses4Heroes has an exciting schedule of affordable events, all at its flagship facility, the Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian Center, including nine weeks of summer camp, Friday night Happy Hour with horses, horseback riding every Saturday and Sunday, and early morning lessons.Registration is now open for nine weeks ofbeginning Monday, June 12, for children ages 5 to 13, every day, 8 am to 5:00 pm.  Each morning campers enjoy Horse 101, ranch chores and time in the barnyard and afternoon activities include arts and crafts, science projects, scavenger hunts, hiking, fishing, soccer, horse shoes, and archery.  Campers visit the Texas Station Hotel & Casino every Wednesday for a fun-filled morning of bowling, KidsQuest and The Feast buffet and on Friday afternoons, a water slide takes over the corral.  Lunch is provided on Fridays.  The cost per week is $225 for non-members, $125 for members.  For more information on camps or joining, email camps@horses4heroes.org.Returning this summer is, a family friendly "happy hour" with horses, includingEvery Friday from 4 pm to 7:00, the non-profit will be offering horse rides, water slide, visit with barnyard animals and hay ride, all for just $5 for riders 2 and older.  The organization will continue $5 Fridays, Friday mornings from 9 to 11 am.On the weekends, guests are invited toon Saturday and Sunday mornings, horse rides from 9 am to 11:30 am.  The cost is $10.  All rides include a visit with barnyard animals and a bounce house and hay rides, every hour on the hour.  Weight limit for all riding activities is 185 pounds.  Park admission is free for all who register for equestrian activities.Since 2012, when Horses4Heroes launchedfor returning combat veterans,, horseback riding and the healing power of horses."These programs are opening our wonderful world of horses to men, women and their children who have sacrificed so much on our behalf.  With thousands of troops returning home, programs likeare important to PTS sufferers, Wounded Warriors, caregivers and their families," said Sydney Knott, president and founder.For information on all programs, email events@horses4heroes.org, follow the organization on Facebook, "Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian Center" or visit http://www.theranchlasvegas.com Horses4Heroes is seeking sponsors to defray costs of its summer activities.  All proceeds support operations of the Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian, which is home to 20 horses, and a barnyard filled with goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, two miniature donkeys, a lamb, Alpaca, Llama and a miniature steer.  The non-profit provides low-cost recreational and instructional activities and free weekly life skills workshops for veterans with PTS, domestic violence victims, recovering addicts (teens and adults), at-risk youth and foster children. Current sponsors include South Point Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Charity Horse Show, Wrangler National Patriot, and Nutrena.  Horses4Heroes is the only two-time winner of the American Horse Council's Time to Ride Challenge, an initiative to see who can introduce the most newcomers to horses in 100 days.Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, Horses4Heroes is the nation's premier non-profit equestrian support group for the military, veterans, First Responders and their families.  The organization operates its flagship facility, the Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian Center, located within Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.  For more information, visit http://www.theranchlasvegas.com or call 702.645.8446.


Keith David, Founder and Executive Director of Task Force Dagger Foundation said, "Task Force Dagger and Mission Essential share a passion for service and a commitment to our country and our service members. We're excited to have Mission Essential on the team and are looking forward to a long relationship that results in a better quality of life for our returning special operations troops and their families." Task Force Dagger (TFD) Foundation provides assistance to wounded, ill, or injured U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) members and their families. They respond to urgent needs, conduct Recreational Therapy Adaptive Events, and provide next-generation health solutions for issues facing our service members. TFD is a rally point to combat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), and environmental exposures. Their cohesive programs enable families to seize the moment and live life. Mission Essential, founded by U.S. Army SOF veteran and current Chairman Gregory K. Miller, is a most trusted partner to the Defense and Intelligence Communities, and a leading provider of language and cultural advisory services, intelligence analysis and operations support, ISR solutions and technology, and cyberspace superiority.  Mission Essential executes prime contracts with numerous Intelligence Community members, as well as with the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force; U.S. Central, European, and Africa Commands; and the State Department. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/task-force-dagger-foundation-and-mission-essential-partner-to-support-special-operations-service-members-and-their-families-300463728.html


SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Heyou Media, a new media and content aggregator company founded by actor and filmmaker Tom Skerritt, announced today that the Seattle group has secured the option to produce the first book in the popular historical fiction saga “Widow Walk.” Developed and written by Gerard (Gar) LaSalle, “Widow Walk” is an award-winning story of a frontier family set in the tumultuous early days of the Pacific Northwest when American settlers, indigenous peoples, and American and British armies clashed for supremacy. Heyou Media describes “Widow Walk” as a “Game of Thrones-style saga based in the Pacific Northwest.” LaSalle’s work has also been compared to “The Last of the Mohicans” and “Cold Mountain.” Both books were made into feature movies. “Gar and ‘Widow Walk’ represent the high-caliber artists and stories rich in our region and help support a large part of Heyou Media’s mission,” said Skerritt, Heyou Media Founder and Chairman. “We are leveraging the emerging alternative media revolution to create a viable new media and visual entertainment content business to produce, aggregate, curate and distribute outstanding content from around the world. The Heyou Media movement is now stronger with Gar involved.” LaSalle selected Heyou Media because of Skerritt’s industry reputation and Heyou Media’s innovative business model. "I am thrilled to collaborate with Heyou Media, an experienced new media company that breaks the mold and cuts through the obstacles that so often encumber creative projects,” said LaSalle. “I chose to work with Tom and Heyou Media because they are blazing a path designed to showcase award-winning local artist partnerships and new media formats. It will be exciting to watch how Heyou Media will transform the evolution, look, and feel of future new media productions.” An Emmy Award actor, director and writer in the entertainment industry, Skerritt is recognized for his work in the award-winning films M*A*S*H, TURNING POINT, ALIEN, TOP GUN, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, STEEL MAGNOLIAS and CONTACT; innumerable television shows, such as the Emmy Award CBS series, PICKET FENCES; and Broadway productions. Skerritt founded The Film School in 2004 and the RED BADGE PROJECT, a storytelling program for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Gar LaSalle (www.garlasalle.com) is an award-winning author and filmmaker, a physician, a sculptor, and a creator who has been honored widely in the fine arts and medical communities for his leadership and creativity. “Widow Walk,” published in 2014, won multiple awards including the Eric Hoffer Award for Literature, the Indie Readers Award for Best Novel, and the San Francisco Book Festival Grand Jury Prize for General Fiction. Book III of the saga is slated for release in the Fall of 2017 by Seattle’s own Solipsis Publishing. Founded in 2016 by Tom Skerritt, Heyou Media, Inc. (www.heyoumedia.com) is an aggregator of new media visual entertainment content, including music, film, short-story video, web series, virtual reality and special interest videos. The company is focused on curating, creating and distributing web content from around the world. In addition to “Widow Walk,” Heyou Media is producing David Guterson’s “East of the Mountains,” Skerritt’s PTS-focused “What We Came to Be,” and a newly produced STROLLER GANGS web series. Heyou Media, Inc. is based in Seattle, Washington.


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

TORONTO, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Points (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, announced today that all resolutions put to the annual meeting of shareholders held on May 4, 2017 were passed, including the reappointment of the company’s directors and the appointment of Charles Gillman as a new member of the board of directors. The following votes were received with respect to each director nominee: In addition, shareholders voted in favor of the reappointment of KPMG LLP as the auditors of the company. The following votes were received with respect to the resolution: As a vote for the appointment of the auditors was taken by a show of hands, the number of votes disclosed reflects only those proxies received by management in advance of the meeting. Bernay Box, Points' Chairman of the Board commented, "We are pleased to welcome Charles to our board of directors. We believe Charles will bring extensive experience and additional perspective to our board as an institutional investor and director of other companies, and will be an asset to our organization.” Mr.  Gillman  is  currently  the  Executive  Managing  Director  of  the  IDWR  Multi-Family  Office,  a  multi-family investment firm, a position he has held since June 2013.  IDWR employs a team of analysts with expertise in finding publicly traded companies that require operational enhancement and an improvement in corporate capital allocation.  From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Gillman was a portfolio manager of certain family office investment portfolios at Nadel and Gussman, LLC.  Prior to his employment at Nadel and Gussman, Mr. Gillman worked in the investment industry and as a strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he gained experience designing operational turnarounds of U.S. and international companies. Mr.  Gillman  has  served  as  a  director  of  Digirad  Corporation  (NASDAQ:DRAD),  a  diagnostic  imaging  solutions company, since April 2012.  In addition, Mr. Gillman currently serves on the boards of directors of  Novation  Companies,  Inc.,  a  specialty  finance  company,  a  post  he  has  held  since  January  2016,  Solitron  Devices,  Inc.,  a  solid-state  semiconductor  components  company,  a  post  he  has  held  since  July  2016,  Littlefield  Corp,  a  charitable  bingo  business,  a  post  he  has  held  since  May  2008,  and  Datawatch  Corporation,  a  business  computer  software  company,  a  post  he  held from  April  2016 to April 2017. Mr. Gillman is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Director of the Penn Club of New York, which serves as the Manhattan home of the Wharton and Penn alumni community. Points, publicly traded as Points International Ltd. (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), is the global leader in providing loyalty eCommerce and technology solutions to the world's top brands to power innovative services that drive increased loyalty program revenue and member engagement.  With a growing network of almost 60 global loyalty programs integrated into its unique Loyalty Commerce Platform, Points offers three core private or co-branded services: Loyalty Currency Retailing, which includes the Buy, Gift & Transfer services, retails loyalty points and miles directly to consumers; Points Travel, which helps loyalty programs increase program revenue from hotel and car bookings, providing more opportunities for members to earn and redeem loyalty rewards more quickly; and Platform Partners, a multi-channel service offering which provides developers transactional access to dozens of loyalty programs and their hundreds of millions of members via a package of APIs. Points is headquartered in Toronto with offices in San Francisco and London. For more information, visit company.points.com, follow Points on Twitter (@PointsLoyalty) or read the Points blog. For Points’ financial information, visit investor.points.com.


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

TORONTO, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Points (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, announced today that all resolutions put to the annual meeting of shareholders held on May 4, 2017 were passed, including the reappointment of the company’s directors and the appointment of Charles Gillman as a new member of the board of directors. The following votes were received with respect to each director nominee: In addition, shareholders voted in favor of the reappointment of KPMG LLP as the auditors of the company. The following votes were received with respect to the resolution: As a vote for the appointment of the auditors was taken by a show of hands, the number of votes disclosed reflects only those proxies received by management in advance of the meeting. Bernay Box, Points' Chairman of the Board commented, "We are pleased to welcome Charles to our board of directors. We believe Charles will bring extensive experience and additional perspective to our board as an institutional investor and director of other companies, and will be an asset to our organization.” Mr.  Gillman  is  currently  the  Executive  Managing  Director  of  the  IDWR  Multi-Family  Office,  a  multi-family investment firm, a position he has held since June 2013.  IDWR employs a team of analysts with expertise in finding publicly traded companies that require operational enhancement and an improvement in corporate capital allocation.  From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Gillman was a portfolio manager of certain family office investment portfolios at Nadel and Gussman, LLC.  Prior to his employment at Nadel and Gussman, Mr. Gillman worked in the investment industry and as a strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he gained experience designing operational turnarounds of U.S. and international companies. Mr.  Gillman  has  served  as  a  director  of  Digirad  Corporation  (NASDAQ:DRAD),  a  diagnostic  imaging  solutions company, since April 2012.  In addition, Mr. Gillman currently serves on the boards of directors of  Novation  Companies,  Inc.,  a  specialty  finance  company,  a  post  he  has  held  since  January  2016,  Solitron  Devices,  Inc.,  a  solid-state  semiconductor  components  company,  a  post  he  has  held  since  July  2016,  Littlefield  Corp,  a  charitable  bingo  business,  a  post  he  has  held  since  May  2008,  and  Datawatch  Corporation,  a  business  computer  software  company,  a  post  he  held from  April  2016 to April 2017. Mr. Gillman is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Director of the Penn Club of New York, which serves as the Manhattan home of the Wharton and Penn alumni community. Points, publicly traded as Points International Ltd. (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), is the global leader in providing loyalty eCommerce and technology solutions to the world's top brands to power innovative services that drive increased loyalty program revenue and member engagement.  With a growing network of almost 60 global loyalty programs integrated into its unique Loyalty Commerce Platform, Points offers three core private or co-branded services: Loyalty Currency Retailing, which includes the Buy, Gift & Transfer services, retails loyalty points and miles directly to consumers; Points Travel, which helps loyalty programs increase program revenue from hotel and car bookings, providing more opportunities for members to earn and redeem loyalty rewards more quickly; and Platform Partners, a multi-channel service offering which provides developers transactional access to dozens of loyalty programs and their hundreds of millions of members via a package of APIs. Points is headquartered in Toronto with offices in San Francisco and London. For more information, visit company.points.com, follow Points on Twitter (@PointsLoyalty) or read the Points blog. For Points’ financial information, visit investor.points.com.


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

TORONTO, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Points (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, announced today that all resolutions put to the annual meeting of shareholders held on May 4, 2017 were passed, including the reappointment of the company’s directors and the appointment of Charles Gillman as a new member of the board of directors. The following votes were received with respect to each director nominee: In addition, shareholders voted in favor of the reappointment of KPMG LLP as the auditors of the company. The following votes were received with respect to the resolution: As a vote for the appointment of the auditors was taken by a show of hands, the number of votes disclosed reflects only those proxies received by management in advance of the meeting. Bernay Box, Points' Chairman of the Board commented, "We are pleased to welcome Charles to our board of directors. We believe Charles will bring extensive experience and additional perspective to our board as an institutional investor and director of other companies, and will be an asset to our organization.” Mr.  Gillman  is  currently  the  Executive  Managing  Director  of  the  IDWR  Multi-Family  Office,  a  multi-family investment firm, a position he has held since June 2013.  IDWR employs a team of analysts with expertise in finding publicly traded companies that require operational enhancement and an improvement in corporate capital allocation.  From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Gillman was a portfolio manager of certain family office investment portfolios at Nadel and Gussman, LLC.  Prior to his employment at Nadel and Gussman, Mr. Gillman worked in the investment industry and as a strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he gained experience designing operational turnarounds of U.S. and international companies. Mr.  Gillman  has  served  as  a  director  of  Digirad  Corporation  (NASDAQ:DRAD),  a  diagnostic  imaging  solutions company, since April 2012.  In addition, Mr. Gillman currently serves on the boards of directors of  Novation  Companies,  Inc.,  a  specialty  finance  company,  a  post  he  has  held  since  January  2016,  Solitron  Devices,  Inc.,  a  solid-state  semiconductor  components  company,  a  post  he  has  held  since  July  2016,  Littlefield  Corp,  a  charitable  bingo  business,  a  post  he  has  held  since  May  2008,  and  Datawatch  Corporation,  a  business  computer  software  company,  a  post  he  held from  April  2016 to April 2017. Mr. Gillman is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Director of the Penn Club of New York, which serves as the Manhattan home of the Wharton and Penn alumni community. Points, publicly traded as Points International Ltd. (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), is the global leader in providing loyalty eCommerce and technology solutions to the world's top brands to power innovative services that drive increased loyalty program revenue and member engagement.  With a growing network of almost 60 global loyalty programs integrated into its unique Loyalty Commerce Platform, Points offers three core private or co-branded services: Loyalty Currency Retailing, which includes the Buy, Gift & Transfer services, retails loyalty points and miles directly to consumers; Points Travel, which helps loyalty programs increase program revenue from hotel and car bookings, providing more opportunities for members to earn and redeem loyalty rewards more quickly; and Platform Partners, a multi-channel service offering which provides developers transactional access to dozens of loyalty programs and their hundreds of millions of members via a package of APIs. Points is headquartered in Toronto with offices in San Francisco and London. For more information, visit company.points.com, follow Points on Twitter (@PointsLoyalty) or read the Points blog. For Points’ financial information, visit investor.points.com.


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

TORONTO, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Points (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, announced today that all resolutions put to the annual meeting of shareholders held on May 4, 2017 were passed, including the reappointment of the company’s directors and the appointment of Charles Gillman as a new member of the board of directors. The following votes were received with respect to each director nominee: In addition, shareholders voted in favor of the reappointment of KPMG LLP as the auditors of the company. The following votes were received with respect to the resolution: As a vote for the appointment of the auditors was taken by a show of hands, the number of votes disclosed reflects only those proxies received by management in advance of the meeting. Bernay Box, Points' Chairman of the Board commented, "We are pleased to welcome Charles to our board of directors. We believe Charles will bring extensive experience and additional perspective to our board as an institutional investor and director of other companies, and will be an asset to our organization.” Mr.  Gillman  is  currently  the  Executive  Managing  Director  of  the  IDWR  Multi-Family  Office,  a  multi-family investment firm, a position he has held since June 2013.  IDWR employs a team of analysts with expertise in finding publicly traded companies that require operational enhancement and an improvement in corporate capital allocation.  From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Gillman was a portfolio manager of certain family office investment portfolios at Nadel and Gussman, LLC.  Prior to his employment at Nadel and Gussman, Mr. Gillman worked in the investment industry and as a strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he gained experience designing operational turnarounds of U.S. and international companies. Mr.  Gillman  has  served  as  a  director  of  Digirad  Corporation  (NASDAQ:DRAD),  a  diagnostic  imaging  solutions company, since April 2012.  In addition, Mr. Gillman currently serves on the boards of directors of  Novation  Companies,  Inc.,  a  specialty  finance  company,  a  post  he  has  held  since  January  2016,  Solitron  Devices,  Inc.,  a  solid-state  semiconductor  components  company,  a  post  he  has  held  since  July  2016,  Littlefield  Corp,  a  charitable  bingo  business,  a  post  he  has  held  since  May  2008,  and  Datawatch  Corporation,  a  business  computer  software  company,  a  post  he  held from  April  2016 to April 2017. Mr. Gillman is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Director of the Penn Club of New York, which serves as the Manhattan home of the Wharton and Penn alumni community. Points, publicly traded as Points International Ltd. (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), is the global leader in providing loyalty eCommerce and technology solutions to the world's top brands to power innovative services that drive increased loyalty program revenue and member engagement.  With a growing network of almost 60 global loyalty programs integrated into its unique Loyalty Commerce Platform, Points offers three core private or co-branded services: Loyalty Currency Retailing, which includes the Buy, Gift & Transfer services, retails loyalty points and miles directly to consumers; Points Travel, which helps loyalty programs increase program revenue from hotel and car bookings, providing more opportunities for members to earn and redeem loyalty rewards more quickly; and Platform Partners, a multi-channel service offering which provides developers transactional access to dozens of loyalty programs and their hundreds of millions of members via a package of APIs. Points is headquartered in Toronto with offices in San Francisco and London. For more information, visit company.points.com, follow Points on Twitter (@PointsLoyalty) or read the Points blog. For Points’ financial information, visit investor.points.com.


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

TORONTO, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Points (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), the global leader in powering loyalty commerce, announced today that all resolutions put to the annual meeting of shareholders held on May 4, 2017 were passed, including the reappointment of the company’s directors and the appointment of Charles Gillman as a new member of the board of directors. The following votes were received with respect to each director nominee: In addition, shareholders voted in favor of the reappointment of KPMG LLP as the auditors of the company. The following votes were received with respect to the resolution: As a vote for the appointment of the auditors was taken by a show of hands, the number of votes disclosed reflects only those proxies received by management in advance of the meeting. Bernay Box, Points' Chairman of the Board commented, "We are pleased to welcome Charles to our board of directors. We believe Charles will bring extensive experience and additional perspective to our board as an institutional investor and director of other companies, and will be an asset to our organization.” Mr.  Gillman  is  currently  the  Executive  Managing  Director  of  the  IDWR  Multi-Family  Office,  a  multi-family investment firm, a position he has held since June 2013.  IDWR employs a team of analysts with expertise in finding publicly traded companies that require operational enhancement and an improvement in corporate capital allocation.  From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Gillman was a portfolio manager of certain family office investment portfolios at Nadel and Gussman, LLC.  Prior to his employment at Nadel and Gussman, Mr. Gillman worked in the investment industry and as a strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he gained experience designing operational turnarounds of U.S. and international companies. Mr.  Gillman  has  served  as  a  director  of  Digirad  Corporation  (NASDAQ:DRAD),  a  diagnostic  imaging  solutions company, since April 2012.  In addition, Mr. Gillman currently serves on the boards of directors of  Novation  Companies,  Inc.,  a  specialty  finance  company,  a  post  he  has  held  since  January  2016,  Solitron  Devices,  Inc.,  a  solid-state  semiconductor  components  company,  a  post  he  has  held  since  July  2016,  Littlefield  Corp,  a  charitable  bingo  business,  a  post  he  has  held  since  May  2008,  and  Datawatch  Corporation,  a  business  computer  software  company,  a  post  he  held from  April  2016 to April 2017. Mr. Gillman is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Director of the Penn Club of New York, which serves as the Manhattan home of the Wharton and Penn alumni community. Points, publicly traded as Points International Ltd. (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), is the global leader in providing loyalty eCommerce and technology solutions to the world's top brands to power innovative services that drive increased loyalty program revenue and member engagement.  With a growing network of almost 60 global loyalty programs integrated into its unique Loyalty Commerce Platform, Points offers three core private or co-branded services: Loyalty Currency Retailing, which includes the Buy, Gift & Transfer services, retails loyalty points and miles directly to consumers; Points Travel, which helps loyalty programs increase program revenue from hotel and car bookings, providing more opportunities for members to earn and redeem loyalty rewards more quickly; and Platform Partners, a multi-channel service offering which provides developers transactional access to dozens of loyalty programs and their hundreds of millions of members via a package of APIs. Points is headquartered in Toronto with offices in San Francisco and London. For more information, visit company.points.com, follow Points on Twitter (@PointsLoyalty) or read the Points blog. For Points’ financial information, visit investor.points.com.


News Article | May 4, 2017
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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio analysts forecast the global point-of-care (POC) lipid testing market to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global POC lipid testing market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, Technavio analysts consider the generated from sales/volume/value of POC lipid testing products. The global POC lipid testing market is driven by numerous factors such as the increasing rate of unhealthy lifestyles, which increases the prevalence of NCDs, especially CVDs. Other key factors such as high consumption of alcohol, hypertension, smoking, diabetes, and broader patient accessibility to advanced treatments that deliver faster results drive the growth of the global POC lipid testing market. Want more information on this market? View a market snapshot before purchasing the report Technavio reports answer key questions relating to market size and growth, drivers and trends, top vendors, challenges, and more. Technavio also offers customization on reports based on specific client requirement. Technavio healthcare and life sciences analysts highlight the following three factors that are contributing to the growth of the global POC lipid testing market: An organized reimbursement structure in low and middle-income countries is an effective measure to reduce the healthcare out-of-pocket expenditure of individuals. There has been a continuous effort taken by governments to reduce the length of hospital stay and curb the healthcare expenditure. The average length of stay (ALOS) in hospitals is often seen as an indicator of efficiency. Srinivas Sashidhar, a lead in-vitro diagnostics research analyst at Technavio, says, “The availability of reimbursement policies for POC lipid profile testing is another driver that drives the market growth. Reimbursements for POC lipid testing can be obtained through the accreditation of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.” The rise in unhealthy lifestyle and growing number of CVDs around the world drive the market for POC lipid testing. According to the CDC, 73.5 million adults (31.7%) in the US have high LDL, which is the main cause of high cholesterol in the blood. Such individuals are approximately twice at the risk of heart disease as people with normal levels. “The prevalence of CVDs such as myocardial infarction, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart arrhythmia, and others is also a major cause for the growth of the global POC lipid testing market,” adds Srinivas. POC lipid screening of asymptomatic or carrier adults at wellness events such as corporate workplaces, pharmacies, and schools offers several advantages over conventional laboratory testing. Here, they can access their results immediately without any hindrance. According to PTS Diagnostics, the advantage of POC lipid testing over conventional laboratory testing is that it requires less than 5 minutes to perform and cholesterol and triglycerides tests can be carried out during consultation for the screening and diagnosis of hypercholesterolemia and CVDs. Become a Technavio Insights member and access all three of these reports for a fraction of their original cost. As a Technavio Insights member, you will have immediate access to new reports as they’re published in addition to all 6,000+ existing reports covering segments like oncology, vaccines, and urology devices. This subscription nets you thousands in savings, while staying connected to Technavio’s constant transforming research library, helping you make informed business decisions more efficiently. Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. The company develops over 2000 pieces of research every year, covering more than 500 technologies across 80 countries. Technavio has about 300 analysts globally who specialize in customized consulting and business research assignments across the latest leading edge technologies. Technavio analysts employ primary as well as secondary research techniques to ascertain the size and vendor landscape in a range of markets. Analysts obtain information using a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches, besides using in-house market modeling tools and proprietary databases. They corroborate this data with the data obtained from various market participants and stakeholders across the value chain, including vendors, service providers, distributors, re-sellers, and end-users. If you are interested in more information, please contact our media team at media@technavio.com.

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