Mutual Benefit Group Wins Duck Creek Standard of Excellence Customer Award at Formation ‘24

Mutual Benefit Group (MBG) Takes Home the Standard of Excellence Customer Award for the Integration of SPLICE Software with Duck Creek OnDemand Claims.

BOSTON, May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, chose Mutual Benefit Group (MBG) as a 2024 Standard of Excellence Customer Award winner at Formation ’24 in Dallas.

The Duck Creek Standard of Excellence Customer Awards recognize customers who have achieved the highest level of excellence through their implementation of Duck Creek solutions and who have a vision to advance their business, while reimagining the future of insurance.

MBG earned the Standard of Excellence Customer Award for integrating the SPLICE Software texting solution and SPLICE NPS Survey Solution with Duck Creek OnDemand Claims.

MBG was looking to improve its claim process to be more personalized and proactive with its policyholders by keeping them informed at every point of the journey. MBG leveraged the Duck Creek and SPLICE partnership and integration to elevate the claims experience. This allowed MBG to utilize an innovative claims solution while ensuring their clients are kept well informed with the right data at the right time.

MBG was introduced to SPLICE at the Duck Creek Technologies 2022 Formation Conference in Orlando, Florida. SPLICE offers automated customer experience communication products – namely an innovative, automated texting solution. The goal of this project was to support MBG’s digital transformation by adopting this strategic communication program.

Today, MBG continually keeps their claims customers informed with text through thirteen different touchpoints of the claim. The Duck Creek platform was also configured to automatically document the claim file when the SPLICE notification is sent and logs any errors that may occur.

The versatility and support of both SPLICE and Duck Creek allowed MBG to fully integrate and automate messages while retaining the ability to manually trigger text messages as well. Having a compliant text message solution with personalization features and an out-of-the-box integration that could still be customized easily to work with MBG’s data and needs has saved time for MBG employees while keeping everything within Duck Creek without sacrificing MBG’s core values and protecting policyholders’ economic well-being, security, and existing relationships.

“Mutual Benefit Group (MBG) is a company that truly cares about the policyholder experience,” said Jenna Ha, VP Operations, MBG. “They have worked with SPLICE on ensuring policyholders are kept up-to-date with the right information and at the right time, and has implemented our Thrive™ survey application and program to constantly improve both internal and policyholder experiences. SPLICE is excited to continue working with MBG on further customer and employee experience initiatives.”

Duck Creek celebrates MBG’s incredible success in the P&C Insurance Industry.

About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand. Visit www.duckcreek.com to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and X.

About MBG

MBG is dedicated to creating an insurance experience that benefits you. We have been providing insurance coverage for automobiles, homes, and businesses since 1908; we work diligently each day to help build and protect your economic well-being and provide for your security. We are known for our strong relationships with policyholders and agents; for our responsive, friendly, knowledgeable staff; and for claims service that consistently garners a high level of satisfaction, notably 97.5% based on 2022 policyholder surveys.

Media Contacts:
Carley Bunch
carley.bunch@duckcreek.com

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Mutual Benefit Group Wins Duck Creek Standard of Excellence Customer Award at Formation ‘24

Mutual Benefit Group (MBG) Takes Home the Standard of Excellence Customer Award for the Integration of SPLICE Software with Duck Creek OnDemand Claims.

BOSTON, May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, chose Mutual Benefit Group (MBG) as a 2024 Standard of Excellence Customer Award winner at Formation ’24 in Dallas.

The Duck Creek Standard of Excellence Customer Awards recognize customers who have achieved the highest level of excellence through their implementation of Duck Creek solutions and who have a vision to advance their business, while reimagining the future of insurance.

MBG earned the Standard of Excellence Customer Award for integrating the SPLICE Software texting solution and SPLICE NPS Survey Solution with Duck Creek OnDemand Claims.

MBG was looking to improve its claim process to be more personalized and proactive with its policyholders by keeping them informed at every point of the journey. MBG leveraged the Duck Creek and SPLICE partnership and integration to elevate the claims experience. This allowed MBG to utilize an innovative claims solution while ensuring their clients are kept well informed with the right data at the right time.

MBG was introduced to SPLICE at the Duck Creek Technologies 2022 Formation Conference in Orlando, Florida. SPLICE offers automated customer experience communication products – namely an innovative, automated texting solution. The goal of this project was to support MBG’s digital transformation by adopting this strategic communication program.

Today, MBG continually keeps their claims customers informed with text through thirteen different touchpoints of the claim. The Duck Creek platform was also configured to automatically document the claim file when the SPLICE notification is sent and logs any errors that may occur.

The versatility and support of both SPLICE and Duck Creek allowed MBG to fully integrate and automate messages while retaining the ability to manually trigger text messages as well. Having a compliant text message solution with personalization features and an out-of-the-box integration that could still be customized easily to work with MBG’s data and needs has saved time for MBG employees while keeping everything within Duck Creek without sacrificing MBG’s core values and protecting policyholders’ economic well-being, security, and existing relationships.

“Mutual Benefit Group (MBG) is a company that truly cares about the policyholder experience,” said Jenna Ha, VP Operations, MBG. “They have worked with SPLICE on ensuring policyholders are kept up-to-date with the right information and at the right time, and has implemented our Thrive™ survey application and program to constantly improve both internal and policyholder experiences. SPLICE is excited to continue working with MBG on further customer and employee experience initiatives.”

Duck Creek celebrates MBG’s incredible success in the P&C Insurance Industry.

About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand. Visit www.duckcreek.com to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and X.

About MBG

MBG is dedicated to creating an insurance experience that benefits you. We have been providing insurance coverage for automobiles, homes, and businesses since 1908; we work diligently each day to help build and protect your economic well-being and provide for your security. We are known for our strong relationships with policyholders and agents; for our responsive, friendly, knowledgeable staff; and for claims service that consistently garners a high level of satisfaction, notably 97.5% based on 2022 policyholder surveys.

Media Contacts:
Carley Bunch
carley.bunch@duckcreek.com

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Federal Budget Gives Canada’s Health Minister The Power To Limit Contraception Access

OTTAWA, May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The federal budget, which is set to be passed before the end of June, includes changes to the Food & Drugs Act that gives the Health Minister the power (Section 326) to override regulatory approval for over-the-counter drugs, natural health products, and medical devices. The Consumer Choice Center’s Toronto based David Clement explained why this new power sets Canada down a dangerous path.

“Giving the Health Minister the power to override Health Canada approvals on OTC drugs, NHPs, and medical devices creates a scenario that is ripe for ministerial abuse, with a health minister sidestepping Health Canada to regulate from a position of bias, or in response to bad headlines,” said Clement.

“This power is even more problematic given the products and drugs that are covered by the change. As written, a future Health Minister could use this power to restrict access to OTC drugs like Plan B, or contraception like IUDs, and do so entirely at their discretion,” said Clement.

“If the Liberals are truly committed to ensuring that women have access to certain forms of contraception, they wouldn’t be giving a future Health Minister the authority and ability to override Health Canada approvals. By giving future Health Ministers this power they are setting the table for restrictions,” said Clement.

***CCC North American Affairs Manager David Clement is available to speak with accredited media on consumer regulations and consumer choice issues. Please send media inquiries to david@consumerchoicecenter.org.***

The CCC represents consumers in over 100 countries across the globe. We closely monitor regulatory trends in Ottawa, Washington, Brussels, Geneva and other hotspots of regulation and inform and activate consumers to fight for #ConsumerChoice. Learn more at consumerchoicecenter.org.

CONTACT:

David Clement

Consumer Choice Center

david@consumerchoicecenter.org

905-220-0704

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Federal Budget Gives Canada’s Health Minister The Power To Limit Contraception Access

OTTAWA, May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The federal budget, which is set to be passed before the end of June, includes changes to the Food & Drugs Act that gives the Health Minister the power (Section 326) to override regulatory approval for over-the-counter drugs, natural health products, and medical devices. The Consumer Choice Center’s Toronto based David Clement explained why this new power sets Canada down a dangerous path.

“Giving the Health Minister the power to override Health Canada approvals on OTC drugs, NHPs, and medical devices creates a scenario that is ripe for ministerial abuse, with a health minister sidestepping Health Canada to regulate from a position of bias, or in response to bad headlines,” said Clement.

“This power is even more problematic given the products and drugs that are covered by the change. As written, a future Health Minister could use this power to restrict access to OTC drugs like Plan B, or contraception like IUDs, and do so entirely at their discretion,” said Clement.

“If the Liberals are truly committed to ensuring that women have access to certain forms of contraception, they wouldn’t be giving a future Health Minister the authority and ability to override Health Canada approvals. By giving future Health Ministers this power they are setting the table for restrictions,” said Clement.

***CCC North American Affairs Manager David Clement is available to speak with accredited media on consumer regulations and consumer choice issues. Please send media inquiries to david@consumerchoicecenter.org.***

The CCC represents consumers in over 100 countries across the globe. We closely monitor regulatory trends in Ottawa, Washington, Brussels, Geneva and other hotspots of regulation and inform and activate consumers to fight for #ConsumerChoice. Learn more at consumerchoicecenter.org.

CONTACT:

David Clement

Consumer Choice Center

david@consumerchoicecenter.org

905-220-0704

GlobeNewswire Distribution ID 9145371

Federal Budget Gives Canada’s Health Minister The Power To Limit Contraception Access

OTTAWA, May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The federal budget, which is set to be passed before the end of June, includes changes to the Food & Drugs Act that gives the Health Minister the power (Section 326) to override regulatory approval for over-the-counter drugs, natural health products, and medical devices. The Consumer Choice Center’s Toronto based David Clement explained why this new power sets Canada down a dangerous path.

“Giving the Health Minister the power to override Health Canada approvals on OTC drugs, NHPs, and medical devices creates a scenario that is ripe for ministerial abuse, with a health minister sidestepping Health Canada to regulate from a position of bias, or in response to bad headlines,” said Clement.

“This power is even more problematic given the products and drugs that are covered by the change. As written, a future Health Minister could use this power to restrict access to OTC drugs like Plan B, or contraception like IUDs, and do so entirely at their discretion,” said Clement.

“If the Liberals are truly committed to ensuring that women have access to certain forms of contraception, they wouldn’t be giving a future Health Minister the authority and ability to override Health Canada approvals. By giving future Health Ministers this power they are setting the table for restrictions,” said Clement.

***CCC North American Affairs Manager David Clement is available to speak with accredited media on consumer regulations and consumer choice issues. Please send media inquiries to david@consumerchoicecenter.org.***

The CCC represents consumers in over 100 countries across the globe. We closely monitor regulatory trends in Ottawa, Washington, Brussels, Geneva and other hotspots of regulation and inform and activate consumers to fight for #ConsumerChoice. Learn more at consumerchoicecenter.org.

CONTACT:

David Clement

Consumer Choice Center

david@consumerchoicecenter.org

905-220-0704

GlobeNewswire Distribution ID 9145371

Global Leaders Gather to Exchange Best Practices in Liver Health Policy

Global Liver Institute Convenes Fruitful Meeting on the Sidelines of WHA77

Geneva, Switzerland, May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Liver Institute (GLI) convened esteemed global leaders for an event on the sidelines of the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, entitled “Together for Better Liver Health: Amplifying Best Practices Globally,” in partnership with the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). Now in its second year, this exclusive gathering has quickly attracted health leaders from around the world to become a driving force for liver health policy initiatives.

To complement the event, GLI released Best Practices in Liver Health Policy: A Liver Health is Public Health Report, which evaluates successes that certain countries have had in liver health policy to give insight and promote effective policies worldwide. The report highlights persistent challenges that patients face globally and thoughtful, thorough policies that address these challenges. Drawing examples from Egypt, India, Ireland, Scotland, and Türkiye, it showcases measures such as utilizing primary care data to screen high-risk populations and integrating fatty liver disease into national programs targeting non-communicable diseases.
The more than 100 types of liver disease- driven by a variety of causes from genetic, to viral, to over-exposure to toxic substances – pose substantial challenges for global communities and the health systems that serve them:

“We are so grateful to work with such an enduring partner, EASL, and the expert panelists featured, to showcase how addressing liver health aligns with achieving major global public health priorities,” shared Donna R. Cryer, JD, CEO of GLI. “We launched the Liver Health is Public Health Initiative in the UK in 2022 hoping to engage and inspire international leaders and health ministers to deploy the diverse and powerful array of public health tools available to them to the tasks of preventing, identifying, and treating the millions at-risk or living with liver diseases and today is a significant milestone.

In a remarkable display of multi-stakeholder partnership and progress built upon the success of the inaugural event, the event demonstrated the expansion and elevation of the collaboration. For a full list of speakers, including key government figures in health as well as the leaders of internationally renowned organizations, please view the program agenda.

“We are happy to co-host this event alongside GLI and look forward to seeing its reverberating global impact,” shared Aleksander Krag, MD, PhD, MBA; Secretary General, EASL. “It is critical that this event happens in Geneva, Switzerland, on the sidelines of the 77th World Health Assembly, while leaders from each member state work together to prepare next year’s health agenda.”

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Information on the Total Number of Voting Rights and Shares

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Information on the Total Number of Voting Rights and Shares

Mont-Saint-Guibert (Belgium), May 28, 2024, 10:30 pm CET / 4:30 pm ET – In accordance with article  15 of the Law of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of large shareholdings, Nyxoah SA (Euronext Brussels and Nasdaq: NYXH) publishes the below information following the issue of new shares.

  •  Share capital: EUR 5,851,253.43
  •  Total number of securities carrying voting rights: 34,060,390 (all ordinary shares)
  •  Total number of voting rights (= denominator): 34,060,390 (all relating to ordinary shares)
  •  Number of rights to subscribe to securities carrying voting rights not yet issued:
    •  100 “2018 ESOP Warrants” issued on December 12, 2018, entitling their holders to subscribe to a total number of 50,000 securities carrying voting rights (all ordinary shares);
    •  400,500 “2020 ESOP Warrants” issued on February 21, 2020, entitling their holders to subscribe to a total number of 400,500 securities carrying voting rights (all ordinary shares); and
    •  1,072,000 “2021 ESOP Warrants” issued on September 8, 2021, entitling their holders to subscribe to a total number of 1,072,000 securities carrying voting rights (all ordinary shares); and
    •  700,000 “2022 ESOP Warrants” issued on December 28, 2022, entitling their holders to subscribe to a total number of 700,000 securities carrying voting rights (all ordinary shares).

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JDW Sugar Mills Announces Interim Dividend and Half-Year Financial Results

Lahore, JDW Sugar Mills Limited reported significant growth in its financial performance for the half year ended March 31, 2024, during a board meeting held in Lahore Cantt on May 29, 2024. According to information available from the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the board has recommended a cash dividend of Rs. 20.00 per share for the current financial year ending September 30, 2024, which includes Rs. 17.50 per share from Sugar & other Divisions and Rs. 2.50 per share from the Power Division.

The unconsolidated financial statements reveal a gross revenue of Rs. 66,166,130,774 for the six months ended March 31, 2024, up from Rs. 40,318,859,466 in the previous year. After accounting for sales tax and other deductions, the revenue stood at Rs. 58,369,657,443. The company achieved a gross profit of Rs. 14,027,110,334, more than double the previous year’s figure of Rs. 5,018,321,898.

Operational costs, including administrative and selling expenses, were reported alongside finance costs and taxation. The profit for the period was Rs. 7,887,295,926, markedly higher than last year's Rs. 1,154,841,573. The earnings per share also increased to Rs. 136.51 from Rs. 19.65.

The share transfer books of JDW Sugar Mills will remain closed from June 06, 2024, to June 08, 2024, for the purpose of processing the interim dividend. All transfers received at the registered office by the close of business on June 05, 2024, will be eligible for the dividend.

JDW Sugar Mills Announces Interim Dividend and Half-Year Financial Results

Lahore, JDW Sugar Mills Limited reported significant growth in its financial performance for the half year ended March 31, 2024, during a board meeting held in Lahore Cantt on May 29, 2024. According to information available from the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the board has recommended a cash dividend of Rs. 20.00 per share for the current financial year ending September 30, 2024, which includes Rs. 17.50 per share from Sugar & other Divisions and Rs. 2.50 per share from the Power Division.

The unconsolidated financial statements reveal a gross revenue of Rs. 66,166,130,774 for the six months ended March 31, 2024, up from Rs. 40,318,859,466 in the previous year. After accounting for sales tax and other deductions, the revenue stood at Rs. 58,369,657,443. The company achieved a gross profit of Rs. 14,027,110,334, more than double the previous year’s figure of Rs. 5,018,321,898.

Operational costs, including administrative and selling expenses, were reported alongside finance costs and taxation. The profit for the period was Rs. 7,887,295,926, markedly higher than last year's Rs. 1,154,841,573. The earnings per share also increased to Rs. 136.51 from Rs. 19.65.

The share transfer books of JDW Sugar Mills will remain closed from June 06, 2024, to June 08, 2024, for the purpose of processing the interim dividend. All transfers received at the registered office by the close of business on June 05, 2024, will be eligible for the dividend.

Ghazi Fabrics Remains Steady in Pakistan Stock Exchange Trading

Karachi, Ghazi Fabrics International Ltd. saw its shares trade at a consistent rate throughout the session, closing exactly at its opening price. The textile company opened and closed at PKR 9.69, after experiencing a daily low of PKR 8.88 and a peak of PKR 9.5. A total of 1,012 shares changed hands by the close of trading, finishing at a price of PKR 9.1. According to information available from the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the stable trading day reflects a non-volatile session for Ghazi Fabrics in contrast to the broader market trends.

Ghazi Fabrics Remains Steady in Pakistan Stock Exchange Trading

Karachi, Ghazi Fabrics International Ltd. saw its shares trade at a consistent rate throughout the session, closing exactly at its opening price. The textile company opened and closed at PKR 9.69, after experiencing a daily low of PKR 8.88 and a peak of PKR 9.5. A total of 1,012 shares changed hands by the close of trading, finishing at a price of PKR 9.1. According to information available from the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the stable trading day reflects a non-volatile session for Ghazi Fabrics in contrast to the broader market trends.

HBL Growth Fund Marks Steady Performance in 2024

Karachi, HBL Growth Fund (Symbol: HGFA), a close-end mutual fund, reported a stable rate of Rs. 7.05 today, consistent with its daily weighted average. With a paid-up capital of Rs. 2,835 million as of June, the fund has announced a 12% distribution for the year. According to information available from the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the fund's earnings per share (EPS) for January to April 2024 was Rs. 9.45, showing robust performance. The fund reached a high rate of Rs. 6.01 and a low of Rs. 3.78 million in turnover, reflecting its active presence in the market since its listing in 1980.