NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence (https://flagaward.org/) is a new award launching today to recognize and celebrate extraordinary public school teachers who inspire learning through creativity, passion, and commitment. The winning teacher will receive a $100,000 unrestricted cash prize, and four finalists will each receive $10,000. Additionally, the winning teacher's school will receive $20,000, and each finalist's school will receive $2,000 to be used for arts-based initiatives. An independent jury of distinguished individuals from the fields of education, philanthropy, and community leadership will select the winners.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SwabTek(TM), leaders in the narcotics and explosives presumptive testing industry, will introduce the world's ONLY DRY reagent narcotics and explosives field test kits developed for the law enforcement community (federal, state and local as well as School Resource Officers and the aviation industry) at the 2019 IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) Conference and Exposition in Chicago, IL, October 26-29. In attendance will be members of the company's advisory board, including Tom Ridge, the former Governor of Pennsylvania and first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth-IR, Incyte, and Xylem received 2019 Tell Awards from the Swiss government in recognition of their significant investments in Switzerland, reports Daniel Bangser, Trade Commissioner of Switzerland for Investment Promotion. Since 2005, 50 American companies have won this prestigious award named for the legendary Swiss folk hero William Tell.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A retrospective analysis - reported in the journal Cancer by Judith Malmgren, PhD, and co-authors - studied patients in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) 9 population and an institutional cohort with de novo metastatic breast cancer (MBC), which is a first diagnosis of breast cancer that is stage IV. The SEER 9 population includes cancer patients in nine US regions including Seattle-Puget Sound, and is representative of the US population. The institutional cohort includes patients with breast cancer who are followed over time, who live in the Seattle-Puget Sound registry area, and whose cases are included in SEER Seattle-Puget Sound. Approximately 13,000 new cases of de novo MBC are diagnosed annually in the United States.

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MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Making it easier for users to do more, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announces the first in a new series of entry-level color production printers, the intuitive and flexible imagePRESS Lite C165printer. Designed to meet the needs of environments that require the simplicity of a walk-up device, but also the high-quality output of a digital press, the imagePRESS Lite C165 provides customers with a user-friendly solution built to help deliver high-quality prints, media versatility, user reliability and advanced security features. Featuring a small footprint, plug & play 120V power requirement and versatile workflow options, this new engine can help expand the capabilities from the copy room to the CRD. Providing ease of use for everyday work while delivering production level print and finishing quality, the imagePRESS C165 opens opportunities in numerous verticals, including real estate, faith-based organizations, non-profit and legal.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. ("BEI Precision"), a portfolio company of investment affiliates of J.F. Lehman & Company ("JFLCO"), announced today the recent acquisition of Wenzel Associates, Inc. ("Wenzel").

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, XO, the leading on-demand platform for private aviation owned by Vista Global Holding, is launching its new "Know What You Fly" Service Classes, bringing transparency and truth to the private aviation industry. Ironically, a category that is supposed to deliver confidence and convenience has been plagued by a lack of transparency, service unpredictability, and over-priced options. Private flyers shouldn't be forced to wait until after they book, to discover what plane they're flying on. XO's Service Classes solve fundamental and unacceptable industry inefficiencies, with a sweeping solution that will give customers the security and peace of mind they deserve, when booking on-demand.

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MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the importance and value of maintaining strong relationships with its authorized dealers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, congratulates LDI Color ToolBox on its twentieth year in business. Serving more than 10,000 clients across North America with direct service and support operations in the Greater New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Southern California, LDI integrates innovative workflow solutions with core disciplines in Multifunction Products, Desktop Print, Production Print, Color Graphics, Document Management, Managed Network Services and Pro AV.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly nine-in-10 (87%) of Gen Zers are worried for the environment and the planet, according to the 2019 Porter Novelli/Cone Gen Z Purpose Study. The study, surveying Americans ages 14-22, examines this emerging generation's expectations of and attitudes toward company involvement in social and environmental issues - and the actions they are willing to take to positively impact topics they care about.

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MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Allowing for imagePROGRAF large-format printer users to expand their product offerings, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the addition of Graphtec Cutters with Colorbyte software. When combined with an imagePROGRAF large-format printer, these products become an affordable, easy-to-use large-format contour and cut system built to help fine art and printing professionals strengthen their business and product portfolio.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, #VOTEPROCHOICE, the political organizing initiative and technology platform founded in 2016 by Democrats.com, launched the 2019 #VOTEPROCHOICE Voter Guide, the most comprehensive, progressive prochoice voter guide in the United States. This digital tool aims to mobilize the nation's prochoice majority this November to elect prochoice champions all the way down the ballot in each of the upcoming 49,000 races across 34 states; available here: www.vpc.guide

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AdTheorent, Inc., a digital advertising leader using advanced machine learning technology and solutions to deliver real-world value for advertisers and marketers, and the Ad Council, the national nonprofit that mobilizes the energy and talents of the communications industry to make a measurable impact on the most critical social issues of today, announced campaign results from the Goodwill "Bring Good Home" mobile advertising campaign. The primary campaign objective was to increase visitation and drive incremental visits to Goodwill store locations nationwide.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CI&T, a leader in driving digital transformation for global brands, is celebrating several key achievements this year showcasing the company's continued momentum and global growth. In addition to a strategic minority investment from Advent International, CI&T welcomed EmbraerX to its growing client portfolio, unveiled its new Prisma Bay Area innovation center and was the recipient of a number of industry accolades. The digital solutions partner for the world's largest companies, CI&T provides strategy, research, design and engineering services, digitally transforming customers' businesses by co-creating new business models, digital products and platforms, and innovative ways of working.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Satisfi Labs, the leading AI-powered Knowledge Management Platform, announced today their investment from the Google Assistant Investment Program. The new investment from Google will give Satisfi Labs the ability to expand its voice capabilities to support Google Actions for the Google Assistant. Satisfi Labs' conversational AI capabilities broaden the Assistant's reach into sports, entertainment, and tourism.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former military chief Benny Gantz is set to receive an official mandate to form the country's next government but has few options after last month's elections left him in a near tie with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over reports that the U.S. may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq, at least temporarily.