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CHICAGO, May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), the highest ranked orthopedic program in Illinois and #5 in the nation*, will open its 7th Chicago area full-service clinic later this year. MOR physicians, who are the official team doctors for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Chicago Dogs, and Joffrey Ballet, will provide their high-quality care to orthopedic and spine patients at a newly constructed, 15,000 square feet, state-of-the-art facility located at 963 129th Infantry Drive in Joliet. Including the MOR physical therapy-only locations, the new Joliet facility brings the group’s number of Chicago area locations to 13. “We are excited to be more accessible to our patients in the southwest suburbs,” explains Dr. Brian Cole, MOR Managing Partner. “The Joliet area is a natural fit for our continued growth in the Chicago suburbs.” The MOR facility will include 16 patient exam rooms, a cast room, physical therapy, occupational therapy, MRI and X-ray imaging, and durable medical equipment services. Physicians representing all orthopedic specialties and experienced physical therapists will treat patients at this new location. The official clinic opening date for patients, planned for late fall of this year, will be announced soon. ABOUT MIDWEST ORTHOPAEDICS AT RUSH MOR offers comprehensive, unparalleled, orthopedic care including advanced imaging, physical and occupational therapy, and sports performance services. MOR doctors are team physicians for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Joffrey Ballet, among others. They treat patients with orthopedic and spine conditions, ranging from the most common to the most complex. U.S. News & World Report ranks the orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, as No. 5 in the nation and it is the highest ranked program in Illinois and Indiana. MOR has 6 full-service locations in Chicago, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Park, Westchester, Munster, IN, and coming soon to Joliet. MOR’s physicians oversee 6 additional stand-alone physical therapy clinics located in Bensenville, Geneva, Lincoln Park, Lockport, Orland Park, and Park Ridge. For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.rushortho.com or call 877.MD.BONES. Follow us on Facebook: @MidwestOrthopaedicsatRush, Instagram: @mor_docs, or Twitter: @mor_docs. SOURCE Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Related Links HEFEI, China, May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Good things happen when people meet at the right time and place. This is the story of iFLYTEK’s beautiful encounter with New Zealand. Neither too early, nor too late, we met at just the right time. Founded in 1999, iFLYTEK is a well-established public company focusing on smart speech recognition and artificial intelligence. It is dedicated to researching speech and language recognition, natural language processing, machine learning and other key technologies. We are committed to building a better world with artificial intelligence (AI) by making machines listen, speak, understand and think. New Zealand is a charming pearl in the Pacific Ocean with bountiful products, resources and scientific innovations. It has a diligent and brave people who always extend a warm welcome to their countless guests visiting this idyllic natural scenery. iFLYTEK finds much beauty in this wonderful land and aims to make New Zealand even better by achieving win-win results. Our pursuit has always been to mount the peak of technology through close cooperation. iFLYTEK’s motto of “empowering the world with AI” reflects our desire to explore and apply technology to make people’s lives more convenient. For instance, at our annual 1024 Global Developer Festival, Bao Shihao, a ten-year-old girl, designed the DISCOVER-LEAF eyeglasses that lets the hearing-impaired see transcribed words. She was awarded the “Public Welfare Medal” by iFLYTEK. iFLYTEK also launched a freely available, non-profit AI programme to help people cope with visual and auditory disabilities. It currently provides more than five million speech recognition transcripts each day. If one wants to mount the top, it is important that he does not walk alone. iFLYTEK wants to cooperate with friends around the world. Through its AI research and development, iFLYTEK has gained plenty of partners in academia and industry. We recognise that our mission resonates with the Maori people who have a saying that “happiness is created by oneself.” Every day, our technology creates more happiness for humanity as we find new ways to break down communication barriers, give children a merrier childhood and make work more efficient. iFLYTEK has many examples of its technology being used to change people’s lives. For instance, a few years ago, the rural Jimingxiang Primary School in Chongqing, China, adopted iFLYTEK’s Smart Classroom which immediately gave it access to the world’s most innovative teaching models. Likewise, a medical professional living in a small Chinese village, Dr. Liu, says iFLYTEK’s Smart Assistant System has enormously increased his treatment efficiency and helped reduce the number of missed diagnoses and false diagnoses. And in another example of iFLYTEK’s desire to help connect people, He Lili, a 28-year-old village girl who graduated from a technical school, got a job after attending iFLYTEK’s speech labelling training courses. Every city has its own unique path towards happiness and beauty. According to the World Happiness Report, New Zealand ranks the 8th happiest country in the world and the Global Innovation Index found it is the 26th most innovative country. We believe iFLYTEK has much to learn from New Zealand and we also have much to offer to make it even better. We seek new opportunities for cooperation. An old Chinese saying goes: “when everyone is adding wood to the fire, it burns higher.” The Covid-19 pandemic made it clear that if one wants to sail a long distance, they should not sail alone. Connectivity and cooperation are needed most in difficult times. iFLYTEK launched its AI Outbound Call System in South Korea to help the country in its fight against Covid-19. This system features quick deployment, efficient operation and automatic recording and has dramatically saved time and human resources in South Korea. We are more than willing to share such successful experiences and technology with New Zealand as well. Indeed, we have already begun to do this. In 2019, iFLYTEK invested in a Kiwi tech start-up to help it better access China’s robot market. The partnership has been an enormously successful contact between iFLYTEK and New Zealand. Now robotic companies can perform their R&D for a much lower cost and with better efficiency. By opening our technology, marketing channels and products, we hope to grow together with other Kiwi companies. A core principle for iFLYTEK is high moral standards. In China, those who have a heart of gold are referred to as “men of noble character.” In the Western world, such people are called “gentlemen.” iFLYTEK understands the importance of being socially responsible. Guided by the concept of “creating more value for customers,” iFLYTEK is determined to build a long-term, stable relationship with its suppliers, clients and consumers. We want to improve user experience, customer satisfaction and, in the end, achieve win-win results. At the same time, we will abide by a country’s general rules, law and regulations We will respect its local customs, hold firm to our moral standards and protect information security. We will strive to be gold-hearted “men of noble character” and “gentlemen.” We will try our best to serve all people with sincerity and honesty. We believe in New Zealand’s fair and friendly business environment and share its vision of a better life for all people. If we can draw on each other’s strengths to complement our weaknesses and continue to cooperate in good faith, we can build a better future together. SOURCE iFLYTEK BUCHANAN, N.Y., May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR ) today completed the sale of the subsidiaries that own Indian Point Energy Center to a Holtec International subsidiary, which plans to complete major decommissioning activities at the site decades sooner than if Entergy had continued to own the facility. The final operating unit at the site, Unit 3, was shut down by Entergy on April 30, 2021, after generating electricity safely and reliably for the last 45 years. Indian Point Unit 1 was shut down in 1974. Indian Point Unit 2 was shut down in April 2020. Entergy and Holtec announced the Indian Point sale in April 2019. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the transfer of Indian Point’s licenses to Holtec in November 2020 and the New York State Public Service Commission approved the transfer on May 19, 2021. The agencies found that Holtec possesses the required technical and financial qualifications to own and decommission Indian Point safely and in accordance with regulatory requirements. “We thank all our employees at Indian Point for operating a safe, secure and reliable plant for more than 20 years under Entergy’s ownership, and we look forward to many of them continuing on with Entergy at new locations,” said Entergy chairman and CEO Leo Denault. “With our previously announced agreement for the post-shutdown sale of Palisades nuclear power plant in 2022, we remain on track to complete our exit from nuclear power operations in merchant markets.” “Protecting public health and safety and the environment is the foundation upon which the Indian Point decommissioning program will be carried out,” said Holtec’s president and CEO Dr. Kris Singh. “The cutting-edge technologies that we have employed at Pilgrim and Oyster Creek to ensure maximum worker and environmental safety and wellbeing of the local communities will be employed at Indian Point to secure the same excellent outcomes that we continue to achieve at other plants in our fleet. We are committed to a continuous engagement with the stakeholders at the local and state levels to ensure a smooth dissemination of information at all times.” About Entergy Corporation Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and more than 13,000 employees. Learn more at entergy.com and follow @Entergy on social media. Entergy owns and operates five nuclear power units in its regulated utility business, and is committed to the continued operation of its nuclear fleet in those locations. Its nuclear power plants in those markets are located in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi, and have more than 5,000 megawatts of clean, reliable, and economic electricity generating capacity for customers in those regions. Entergy currently owns one remaining merchant nuclear power plant, Palisades Power Plant, in Michigan, which is scheduled to permanently shut down in the spring 2022. Entergy previously announced plans to sell Palisades to Holtec International for decommissioning following its shutdown. About Holtec International Holtec International is a privately held technology company with operation centers in Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania in the U.S., and globally in Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, U.K., and Ukraine. Since the 1980s, Holtec has played a preeminent role in the industry by expanding the wet spent fuel storage capacity at over 110 reactor units worldwide. Over 130 global nuclear units rely on Holtec’s technology for spent fuel storage and transportation. Holtec develops and implements innovative solutions to overcome technical challenges faced by its clients around the world. HI-STORE, the world’s first below-ground Consolidated Interim Storage Facility, is currently undergoing licensing for deployment in New Mexico. Holtec’s SMR-160, a 160-Megawatt small modular reactor, will provide safe, secure, dependable, affordable, and carbon-free power even in the world’s most arid regions. Holtec is also dedicated to the safe and efficient decommissioning of shuttered nuclear plants. Holtec’s approach to decommissioning is to begin and complete the physical work of decontamination and dismantlement decades sooner than if the current nuclear plant owner retains ownership of the plant. As a major supplier of special-purpose pressure vessels and critical-service heat exchange equipment, Holtec provides air-cooled condensers, steam generators, feedwater heaters, and water-cooled condensers. As a fully integrated supplier, Holtec possesses in-house capabilities to design, engineer, analyze, license, fabricate and construct these technologies. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements In this news release, and from time to time, Entergy Corporation makes certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, Entergy’s plans and expectations with respect to its planned exit from the merchant nuclear power business, and other statements of Entergy’s plans, beliefs, or expectations included in this news release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this news release. Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, Entergy undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements, including (a) those factors discussed elsewhere in this news release and in Entergy’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Entergy’s other reports and filings made under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; (b) uncertainties associated with (1) rate proceedings, formula rate plans, and other cost recovery mechanisms, including the risk that costs may not be recoverable to the extent anticipated by the utilities and (2) implementation of the ratemaking effects of changes in law; (c) uncertainties associated with efforts to remediate the effects of major storms and recover related restoration costs; (d) risks associated with operating nuclear facilities, including plant relicensing, operating, and regulatory costs and risks; (e) changes in decommissioning trust fund values or earnings or in the timing or cost of decommissioning Entergy’s nuclear plant sites; (f) legislative and regulatory actions and risks and uncertainties associated with claims or litigation by or against Entergy and its subsidiaries; (g) risks and uncertainties associated with executing on business strategies, including strategic transactions that Entergy or its subsidiaries may undertake and the risk that any such transaction may not be completed as and when expected and the risk that the anticipated benefits of the transaction may not be realized; (h) effects of changes in federal, state, or local laws and regulations and other governmental actions or policies, including changes in monetary, fiscal, tax, environmental, or energy policies; (i) the effects of changes in commodity markets, capital markets, or economic conditions; (j) impacts from a terrorist attack, cybersecurity threats, data security breaches, or other attempts to disrupt Entergy’s business or operations, and/or other catastrophic events; (k) the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Entergy and its customers; and (l) the effects of technological change, including the costs, pace of development and commercialization of new and emerging technologies. SOURCE Entergy Corporation The global cultured meat market size is expected to reach USD 352.4 million by 2028 The cultured meat market is projected to witness growth over the forecast period. Consumers are inclined towards consumption of cultured meat to focus on healthy and clean eating habits and reduce cholesterol intake. The rising shift of consumers towards vegan and vegetarian diets also increases the demand for cultured meat. Growing awareness regarding animal welfare, increasing demand for meat products, the need for enhanced food safety, and rising disposable income are some factors boosting the market growth. With increasing investments in the global cultured meat market, companies, manufacturers, and private organizations are collaborating to expand and cater to wider applications. In January 2018, Tyson Foods, Inc. made an investment in MEMPHIS MEATS, which is a food tech company working towards producing cultured meat from animal cells. The investment aims at catering to the growing global demand for protein. Through this investment, the company focuses on entering the cultured meat market to address challenges regarding the environment, animal welfare, and public health. The nuggets segment is expected to account for the highest share during the forecast period. The increasing demand for healthy snacks and on-the-go meals has increased the demand from this segment. Companies operating in this segment are developing healthy snacking products for specific demographics such as children and the aging population. The different techniques for cultured meat production include scaffold-based technique, self-organizing technique, cell culture media, and others. The self-organizing technique is used for the production of complex structures in cultured meat products. Production of complex structures such as steak requires 3-dimensional tissue production using animal tissue explants. The different sources of cultured meat include seafood, duck, beef, poultry, pork, and others. The poultry segment is expected to account for the highest share during the forecast period owing to its simplified cell structure and the ease of production as compared to other cultured meat. There has been an increased awareness among consumers regarding health benefits, wellbeing, weight loss, and nutritional needs, which supplements the growth of this segment. Additionally, increasing disposable income coupled with busy lifestyles encourage consumers to opt for on-the-go meal replacements further augmenting the market growth. North America emerged as the largest market in 2019 and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. Population growth, high disposable incomes, and growing demand for fast food products drive the market growth in the region. Rising urbanization, growth in environmental awareness, and technological advancements also support market growth in this region. Consumers in the region are increasingly realizing the importance of healthy eating which has increased the need for cultured meat production to provide nutritional requirements and offer enhanced food security. Owing to technological advancements, and increasing investment in research and development, companies collaborating in order to retain customers and gain market share. Broadening of the product portfolio is another trend that is visible in the industry. Some of the major market participants include Biofood Systems LTD.