COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — National food safety law firm Pritzker Hageman, P.A. has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a teenage girl who was sickened with a Shiga-toxin producing E. coli O157:H7 infection after consuming food purchased at Chipotle in Columbus, OH.
Our client was sickened after consuming a salad bowl (including romaine lettuce, tomato, salsa, and guacamole) purchased on September 24, 2020 at the Chipotle on 1140 Polaris Parkway. As a result of her E. coli infection, our client was hospitalized for a debilitating and painful gastrointestinal illness. Our food poisoning lawyers are investigating whether our client's illness is associated with either of two recently announced E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks, most likely the one currently identified as "Unknown Source 1 – E. coli O157:H7."
Are the New E. coli Outbreaks Linked to Romaine Lettuce?
On October 28, 2020, the CDC and FDA announced two mystery E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks currently referred to as "Unknown Source 1 – E. coli O157:H7" and "Unknown Source 2 – E. coli O157:H7," that have sickened at least 44 people. Although a food source has yet to be identified, the two outbreaks were caused by different E. coli O157:H7 strains that caused previous outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce. The E. coli O157:H7 strain associated with "Unknown Source 1 – E. coli O157:H7" is genetically related to a strain that caused the E. coli outbreak in 2018 linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, AZ. An illness cluster associated with "Unknown Source 1 – E. coli O157:H7" has been linked to a restaurant. The strain associated with "Unknown Source 2 – E. coli O157:H7" matches the strain that caused three E. coli outbreaks in 2017, 2018, and 2019 linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA.
Chipotle's Decade of Food Safety Violations
Chipotle has been involved in multiple food poisoning outbreaks, including two E. coli outbreaks that sickened more than 50 people in 2015. Our E. coli lawyers filed the first lawsuit for a woman who was sickened after eating a burrito bowl. In April 2020, Chipotle agreed to pay a $25,000,000 fine to resolve criminal charges for selling contaminated food to consumers. Pritzker Hageman food poisoning lawyer Raymond Konz says, "These companies have been promising to clean up their act for years. But despite the talk, American consumers keep getting poisoned by the food being sold to us."
About Pritzker Hageman
Pritzker Hageman, P.A. is a national food safety law firm that represents people sickened by contaminated food. Our food poisoning lawyers include Fred Pritzker, Eric Hageman, Raymond Konz, David Coyle, Tariq Miller, and Alicia Brenhaug.
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CGI wins at the 38th National CII Kaizen Competition
BENGALURU, India, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has been recognized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Institute of Quality as a winner at the 38th National Kaizen competition 2020 for the IT/Digital category in October 2020. The award honours CGI's implementation of Kaizen to achieve breakthroughs in client commitments.
The National Kaizen Competition conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a platform where organisations showcase their best practices under five themes of Restoration, Renovation, Innovation, Breakthrough, and IT/Digital. The 38th edition had 53 companies participate and compete, evaluated by a panel of industry experts and CII members.
“This industry-wide recognition of our Kaizen implementation acknowledges our commitment to deliver continuous improvement to our clients,” said Gopal Chhetri, Senior Vice-President and Business Unit Leader of Asia Pacific Global Delivery Centers of Excellence, CGI. “This initiative, which started three years ago, is now institutionalized across all our client engagements and has helped us deliver differentiated value to our clients.”
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 76,000 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. CGI Fiscal 2020 reported revenue is C$12.16 billion and CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.
FinTech Unicorn PingPong secures innovative E-Money License in Luxembourg
PingPong, specialists in seamless cross-border transactions, has processed over $10 billion in e-commerce sales world-wide to date
LUXEMBOURG, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, PingPong announces its authorisation as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) in Luxembourg. This would make it the first Luxembourg based B2B fintech, with offices in Hangzhou, New York, San Francisco, Japan and Hong Kong to achieve this feat in the EU after applying in December 2019.
The license enables PingPong to offer a more flexible array of services and increase the scope of customers in the future. PingPong has already helped over 800,000 sellers across the globe spanning 14 different markets. It will aid the firm's international expansion, which officially became a unicorn in March this year with a valuation of 1.5B USD. With this license, the company will be able to provide a secure electronic wallet and access to a host of new services.
While banks were slow to digitally adapt, mobile cross-border payment services have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Europe currently leads the instant payments evolution, and is predicted to see an unprecedented growth of over 500 per cent in world-wide volume by 2025. This has allowed agile fintechs such as PingPong to capitalize on the global e-commerce boom that could see a record-breaking $3.914 trillion in sales this year.
Innovation is enabling fintechs to deliver efficient payment services to consumers at a much lower cost, with the EMI license filling the gap between conventional banks and consumers by creating digital products, services and channels for fulfilling a vast range of customer payment needs.
Ning Wang, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer at PingPong, comments: “We are extremely proud to announce obtaining an EMI license in Luxembourg, a world-renowned fintech hub and pioneer within the EU market. This will strengthen our existing services which can support customers on different market places such as Amazon, eBay and Walmart and grant us the flexibility to broaden our business model to beyond e-commerce platforms. It is a testament to our global growth and compliments the numerous licenses we hold around the world, laying the foundation for many more e-wallets to come. PingPong is truly going global, with compliance and security placed at the heart of everything we do.”
Ning Wang continues: “Now with the wind force of the pandemic, e-commerce is becoming a dominant force in the retail landscape and a catalyst for globalization. This EMI license will allow us to diversify our offerings to support customers in a way the banking system was not built to, consolidating our world-class capability in cross border payments whilst priming our position as the e-commerce bank of the future.”
Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance, Luxembourg concludes: “Today, Luxembourg is one of the leading payment and e-money hubs in the EU and I'm happy to see that it continues to grow. In this sense, I welcome that PingPong has just upgraded its Luxembourg presence with a new e-money license that will help it better serve its European customers.”
About PingPong Payments
PingPong Payments was founded in 2015 with the mission of helping global e-commerce sellers keep more profits, by beating the rates traditional banks offer. Today, the company serves more than 600,000 online sellers worldwide, has processed more than $10 billion in cross-border payments for e-commerce merchants to-date, and transfers more than $100 million per day for international e-commerce sellers. Global merchants around the world trust PingPong Payments to help them save on cross-border payments, VAT & supplier payments, and more.
Mind Cure Announces Eligibility for DTC Trading
Mind Cure's common shares now able to meet US demand with more simplicity
VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Mind Cure Health Inc. (CSE: MCUR) (OTCQB: MCURF) (FRA: 6MH) (“Mind Cure” or the “Company“) is pleased today to announce that its common shares are now eligible for electronic clearing and settlement through the Depository Trust Company (DTC) in the United States. Mind Cure common shares will be listed on the DTC under the symbol MCURF.
Mind Cure CEO and President Kelsey Ramsden stated, “We have seen overwhelming support from investors in Canada over the past few months, and with today's news we are able to increase access to Mind Cure for US investors as well. We are moving aggressively to initiate our digital therapeutics and research with psychedelics and psychoactive substances.”
Mind Cure's common shares will continue to trade under the following ticker symbols on other markets: (CSE: MCUR) (OTCQB: MCURF) (FRA: 6MH). DTC is a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., a U.S. company that manages the electronic clearing and settlement of publicly traded companies.
About Mind Cure Health Inc.
Mind Cure exists as a response to the current mental health crisis and urgent calls for effective treatments. Mind Cure believes in the need to reinvent the mental health care model for patients and practitioners to allow psychedelics to advance into common and accepted care.
Mind Cure is focused on identifying and developing pathways and products that ease suffering, increase productivity, and enhance mental health. Mind Cure is interested in exploring diverse therapeutic areas beyond psychiatry, including digital therapeutics, neuro-supports, and psychedelics, all to improve mental health.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Philip Tapley, Chairman
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Forward-looking information is based on a number of key expectations and assumptions made by Mind Cure, including, without limitation: the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the Canadian and global economy and Mind Cure's business, and the extent and duration of such impact; Mind Cure receiving DTC eligibility; no change to laws or regulations that negatively affect Mind Cure's business; there will be a demand for Mind Cure's services and products in the future; all necessary approvals will be received and all conditions will be satisfied or waived; and Mind Cure will be able to operate its business as planned. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what Mind Cure believes to be reasonable assumptions, it cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such information.
Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of presenting information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future and readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking information involves significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results as actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information. Those risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to: the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian and global economy, Mind Cure's industry and its business, which may negatively impact, and may continue to negatively impact, Mind Cure and may materially adversely affect its investments, results of operations, financial condition and Mind Cure's ability to obtain additional equity or debt financing, and satisfy its financial obligations; Mind Cure receiving DTC eligibility; the ability for Mind Cure to continue to list its shares on the CSE or another exchange; circumstances may change resulting in the use of proceeds set out in this news release; general economic conditions; future growth potential; common share prices; liquidity; tax risk; tax laws currently in effect remaining unchanged; ability to access capital markets; competition for mental health and wellness investments; environmental matters; and changes in legislation or regulations.
Management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information contained herein are based upon reasonable assumptions and information currently available; however, management can give no assurance that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information. Additional information on the risk factors that could affect Mind Cure can be found under “Risk Factors” in Mind Cure's final prospectus which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Forward-looking information reflects management's current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Mind Cure. The forward-looking information is stated as of the date of this news release and Mind Cure assumes no obligation to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable law.
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