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Books-A-Million Honors U.S. Military with Coffee for the Troops Program Through October 24


Books-A-Million, in partnership with Soldiers Angels, is back with its 15th Coffee for the Troops program from Saturday, September 26 “ Saturday, October 24. The campaign offers customers an opportunity to show gratitude and support for brave service men and women currently serving our country, as well as veterans and patients in VA hospitals throughout the U.S. For every five bags of freshly ground Joe Muggs Coffee donated by customers, Books-A-Million will donate one.

Coffee for the Troops has grown tremendously over the years and in our 15th Coffee for the Troops campaign we are proud of our customers generosity and support in honoring those who have served our country, said Books-A-Millions, Vice President Matt Krenza,. Through our partnership with Soldiers Angels, we look forward to building on the success of the Coffee For The Troops program and reaching even more of our veterans and service men and women through our matching contribution.

Since 2012, Books-A-Million has partnered with Soldiers Angels to donate more than 63 million cups of coffee to veterans and VA hospitals in the U.S., as well as to service men and women currently serving overseas. Each year, Coffee for the Troops has exceeded its donation goals thanks to the generosity of supporters across the country.

We are extremely grateful for the continued support from Books-A-Million and their customers through the Coffee for the Troops program, said Amy Palmer, President and CEO of Soldiers Angels. Coffee continues to be one of the most requested items from deployed troops as well as VA Hospitals. Your generosity through this campaign allows us to provide this staple item to locations that may otherwise have none.

Customers looking to go the extra mile to show their gratitude to service members and veterans can leave a personalized message on the donated bags. To find the nearest Books-A-Million and Joe Muggs location, visit


Books-A-Million, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the second largest chain of bookstores in the United States. Books-A-Million got its start in 1917 as a magazine stand in Florence, Alabama and now operates over 200 stores in the 32 states and online at While Books-A-Millions presence has grown, the goal has remained the same: to serve each community with the best selection of books, toys, games and entertainment, all at great prices. Find the nearest Books-A-Million at Follow Books-A-Million on Twitter ( and like us on Facebook (


Soldiers’ Angels is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides aid, comfort, and resources to the military, veterans, and their families. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers’ Angels “Angel” volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. (Tax ID# 20-0583415). Learn more at Learn more about Soldiers Angels Home of the Brave at

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Masan High-Tech Materials to forge a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Materials: MMC to invest US$90 million for a 10% stake in MHT


HO CHI MINH CITY, VIET NAM –  Media OutReach – 26 October 2020 –  Masan High-Tech Materials Corporation (“MHT” or the “Company”) signed definitive agreements to establish a strategic alliance in the tungsten industry with Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (“MMC”) with the objective of developing a leading, high-tech tungsten materials platform.

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Modern plant line of Masan High-Tech Materials in Vietnam

As part of the strategic alliance, MMC will buy 109,915,542 newly issued ordinary shares via a private placement for a total cash consideration equivalent to US$90 million.

MHT’s chemical processing plant at Nui Phao polymetallic mineral mine

On completion of the transaction, MMC will own 10 per cent of the share capital of the Company and become the second largest shareholder.

After the transaction is completed, the parties will discuss developing a separate business unit to strengthen and unlock the synergies between their respective mid-stream tungsten platforms.

The ability to offer cutting edge solutions to customers and the strategic flexibility of being integrated across the value chain is a critical factor in delivering sustainable growth, and will continue to be a critical factor in the tungsten space.

MHT prides itself on delivering constantly improving and innovative product offerings. MHT is one of the only tungsten platforms that benefits from consistent supply of primary (concentrates) and secondary raw (recycled) materials that are then further processed into the finest quality oxides, powders, carbides, and chemicals. The success of MHT is underpinned by a combination world-class research and development with dedicated applications engineers who have a track record of delivering fine-tuned specifications to meet end customers’ evolving demands.

Post the H.C Starck (HCS) acquisition, a leading global mid-stream tungsten business, in June this year, MMC’s participation as a strategic partner is a validation of management’s transformation into a vertically integrated high-tech tungsten platform. MMC will add significant value as a strategic partner, and through the partnership the parties will be positioned to develop cutting-edge solutions for end customers that will accelerate growth, including:

1.     Establishing opportunities for joint collaboration and investment in revolutionary research and development of key technologies to enhance the parties’ respective high-tech tungsten portfolio;

2.     Enhancing the ability of both MMC and MHT to provide industry-leading quality and performance in their high-tech tungsten products going forward; and

3.     Strengthening the sales network in the Asia Pacific, which will broaden the consumption of MHT’s fine powders in the region.

Craig Bradshaw, Chief Executive Officer of MHT, said: “I am extremely proud that we are starting to realise our strategic vision. Forging a strategic alliance with MMC will certainly accelerate our vision to become an end-to-end global high-tech industrial materials platform. Our customers will benefit the most as this partnership will strengthen our capabilities to supply quality and innovative products and solutions.

“The alliance also positions MHT and HCS to build a mid-stream tungsten Asian franchise, which is the missing piece of our strategic puzzle. I am extremely excited and looking forward to developing a long-term, win-win partnership with MMC.

Makoto Shibata, Director and Chief Financial Officer of MMC, said: “We have set the tungsten business including the cemented carbide tool business to be one of the major pillars of our growth strategy. I am excited about the new collaboration which our investment in MHT will create and it will have a significant impact on our future.

Credit Suisse acted as the exclusive financial advisor to MHT.

The closing of the strategic investment is subject inter alia to certain regulatory approvals (including governmental approvals in Vietnam) and MHT shareholders’ approval.




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Masan High-Tech Materials (MHT) is a subsidiary of Masan Group. The company, a leading supplier of critical minerals including tungsten, fluorspar and bismuth, is currently operating a world-class polymetallic mineral resource and chemical processing plant in northern Vietnam. Masan High-Tech Materials is also a leading international supplier of refractory technology metals to growth industrial sectors such as electronics, chemicals, automotive, medical technology, aviation and aerospace, energy and environmental technology from its own production locations in Europe, America and Asia. Masan High-Tech Materials’ vision is to show the world that a Vietnamese company can lead the transformation of the global tungsten market.


Mitsubishi Materials Group is an “integrated materials manufacturer.” Mitsubishi Materials Group meets customers’ needs by providing such basic materials as copper and cement. Mitsubishi Materials Group also manufactures and sells mechanical parts, electronic materials and components used in automobiles, home appliances etc., as well as the tools used to make them. Mitsubishi Materials Group is also involved in recycling and the energy business.


Mitsubishi Materials Group, under the corporate philosophy of “For People, Society and the Earth,” pursues the vision of “We will become the leading business group committed to creating a sustainable world through materials innovation, with the use of our unique and distinctive technologies, for People, Society and the Earth.” Going forward, Mitsubishi Materials Group will continue to build a richer society by making unique materials that meet customers’ needs and providing processing solutions best suited to each customer.


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This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding Masan High-Tech Materials’ expectations, intentions or strategies that may involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements, including Masan High-Tech Materials’ expectations, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond Masan High-Tech Materials’ control, which may cause High-Tech Materials’ actual results with respect to operations, financial condition, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions, future events or promises of future performance.

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Getinge launches NICCI – the latest innovation in Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring


– NICCI is Getinge’s latest innovation in Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring, providing continuous and noninvasive hemodynamic insights to reduce the risk of severe complications for patients with low blood pressure

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blood pressure is one of the most important variables evaluated during almost every surgical intervention, but recent studies[1] show that fluctuations in blood pressure may be missed due to standard intermittent readings.

These occurring blood pressure drops, called hypotensions, result in complications which can get severe and even life threatening. They can however be reduced by continuous, noninvasive blood pressure monitoring. That’s why Getinge launches NICCI, the latest innovation in Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring, providing continuous and noninvasive hemodynamic insights. It has already been awarded with the Red Dot Award 2020 for its design.

"With NICCI, hemodynamic monitoring has never been easier. While measuring continuously and non-invasively, NICCI provides a complete picture of the patient’s individual hemodynamic status – ensuring the medical staff that they never miss a beat," says Clemens Brühl, Head of Product Management Advanced Patient Monitoring at Getinge.

With dynamic parameters like cardiac index (CI), stroke volume variation (SVV) and pulse pressure variation (PPV) NICCI guides individual treatment decisions for example related to Goal Directed Fluid Therapy (GDFT).

"It has a sensor that comes in three sizes, containing two finger cuffs that perform an automatically alternating continuous measurement from one finger to the other after no more than an hour. This enables continuous use of NICCI for up to 72 hours," explains Clemens Brühl.

He adds:

"The easy click mechanism allows a fast setup and there are smart design elements such as an integrated cable storage and quick access keys to allow a simple handling."

NICCI is based on the Continous Noninvasive Arterial Pressure Technology (CNAP).

NICCI allows the anesthesiologist to assess the patients’ hemodynamic status even before induction of anesthesia and after surgery. Main application area is before, during and after surgery as well as in post-operative care units, but also emergency rooms and cath-labs.

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The availability of NICCI depends on regional regulatory approval status. If you have questions, please reach out to your local Getinge representative.




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GSMA Thrive North America Virtual Panel Addresses the Future of the RCS Business-to-Consumer Messaging


Consumers continue to embrace the digital transformation of the business-to-consumer (B2C) engagement channel as they look for new ways to enhance and simplify their lives. Rich Business Messaging over RCS is expected to bring an entirely new level of efficiency and effectiveness to the consumer experience, connecting consumers with brands that deliver the information and transactions they want, on demand, all in one place. This fully branded interactive experience promises a personalized and trusted form of communication with the potential to generate the highest levels of customer satisfaction, as well as new revenue streams for brands and operators.

During GSMA Thrive North Americas virtual panel, RCS Live: The Rich Future of Business Messaging, iconectiv Senior Director of Product Management Cliff Holsenbeck will join a panel of industry experts to discuss the current state of RCS and lessons learned in other markets that can be applied in the U.S. This will include highlighting real-world results from live RCS campaigns; the commercial opportunities and market potential for the platform; the strategic vision for RCS and the importance of business verification to ensure consumer trust from day one.


The momentum of RCS continues to gain pace with 90 operators offering RCS in 60 countries. With more than 390 million monthly active RCS users around the world, the GSMA predicts it will have an economic value of $74 billion by 2021. Now a commercial reality, Rich Business Messaging will open the door for brands to increase their engagement with customers and RCS users through feature-rich, mobile messaging. During this virtual session, attendees will learn how increased consumer adoption of RCS will soon drive the demand for Rich Business Messaging and how the GSMA, iconectiv and industry leaders are working together to ensure consumer trust and proactively prevent the emergence of RCS-targeted fraud.




Holsenbeck is an expert in B2C messaging and oversees iconectivs TruReach Intel platform, the authoritative, trusted source for voice, SMS and RCS messaging verification. As a GSMA Verification Authority, iconectiv is working with the organization to support the Rich Business Messaging ecosystem and manage trust at scale through its TruReach Intel platform.



Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 3:30-4:30pm ET




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