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JetBlue and RuPaul’s Drag Race Bring It to The Runway for World Pride as New York’s Hometown Airline® Celebrates Ongoing Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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JetBlue – the Official Airline of Fierce – and RuPaul’s Drag Race
Proudly Present Newly Named “Shantay Blue Stay” Aircraft and Fabulous
Inflight Feature Video

JetBlue Honors its Commitment to the LGBTQ Community with Continued
Support for The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, The Center, New
York Gay Men’s Chorus and Various Other Events

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced a series of special events and
highlighted the airline’s ongoing support for various LGBTQ
organizations throughout Pride Month – and throughout the year – as New
York’s Hometown Airline celebrates World Pride.

“With crewmembers and customers reflecting incredible diversity, we
celebrate all our differences and live JetBlue’s mission to inspire
humanity as a leader in inclusion both inside and outside the company,”
said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue.
“Every day, but especially as we celebrate World Pride in our hometown,
JetBlue values the uniqueness of each and every individual – not only
because it’s the right thing to do in keeping with our integrity value,
but because we think it’s more fun that way, too.”

“Shantay Blue Stay” Takes Flight with RuPaul’s Drag Race Partnership
Pride month JetBlue – the official airline of fierce – is proud to
partner with VH1’s groundbreaking phenomenon RuPaul’s Drag Race
by sashaying down the runway with the airline’s newly named “Shantay
Blue Stay” aircraft. JetBlue crewmembers, inspired by RuPaul’s signature
phrase, nominated the name as part of an aircraft naming contest. The
fresh Airbus A320 aircraft (tail N794JB) not only proudly displays a
fabulous new name, but also showcases JetBlue’s newest tailfin design,
dubbed Spotlight, which features bright splashes of the airline’s
signature bold blue and orange colors.

To kick off the partnership with RuPaul’s Drag Race and to
celebrate the introduction of “Shantay Blue Stay,” JetBlue is debuting a
one-of-a-kind, glittering video featuring fan-favorite queens Bob the
Drag Queen and Trixie Mattel. The pair demonstrate for their lives as
they highlight JetBlue customer-friendly favorites like the most legroom
in coach (a), free and unlimited brand-name snacks and more! The video
is available on RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1 and JetBlue social media

Additionally, during the week of June 10, RuPaul’s Drag Race
celebrated Pride Month and the newly named plane with a terminal
takeover at JetBlue’s T5 at New York’s JFK International Airport. This
week, customers passing through T5 will see iconic photos, displays,
Instagram opportunities and the fiercest RuPaul quotes in drag race
HER-story. The takeover also lets travelers touch up their runway looks
at a hair and makeup station and send special postcards to spread the
World Pride love.

“For more than a decade, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ has celebrated inclusivity
in all forms,” said Amy Wigler, Senior Vice President of Integrated
Marketing/Branded Content, VH1. “It is VH1’s goal to align the show with
like-minded organizations who are also committed to bettering humanity
through love and acceptance which is why we are thrilled to be
partnering with JetBlue on this very special pride month initiative.”

JetBlue’s “Shantay Blue Stay” aircraft will operate on a variety of
routes throughout the JetBlue network in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin
America, so keep your lashes on the lookout!

The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative
Drag queens have
played a vital role in the fight for LGBTQ equality including during the
1969 Stonewall Inn uprisings. For the third year in a row, JetBlue is a
proud supporter of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI),
which leverages the historic significance of the New York City LGBTQ
landmark to help other communities that don’t have the same LGBTQ
resources or support. JetBlue was an original SIGBI donor when the
nonprofit was formed in 2017.

This year SIGBI is supporting both the Tennessee Equality Project
Foundation and Project Q&A. The Tennessee Equality Project Foundation is
a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to serve Tennessee’s statewide
LGBTQ community with advocacy education and providing legislative
monitoring and policy analysis. Project Q&A is an LGBTQ organization in
Montgomery County, Kansas focused on raising awareness for the LGBTQ
community through education, empowerment, and visibility.

“The battle that began for LGBTQ rights in 1969 at Stonewall is not over
and the fight is continuing in places where equality has been slow to
arrive,” said Stacy Lentz, Co-owner of the Stonewall Inn and CEO of The
Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative. “We couldn’t do our much needed
work without the help of incredible partners like JetBlue that make sure
we have the necessary resources we need to spread the legacy of
Stonewall and keep it at the forefront for the struggle for equality.”

JetBlue is also calling on Stonewall Inn patrons to help celebrate for a
good cause this month. On June 28 – the 50th anniversary of
the historic 1969 demonstrations – JetBlue will match every dollar spent
on drinks by customers at the Stonewall Inn with a donation directly to

The Center
JetBlue is once again a proud supporter and the
official airline of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community
Center – known locally as simply The Center. Since 1983, The Center has
been supporting, fostering and celebrating the LGBT community of New
York City and empowers people to lead healthy, successful lives. The
Center celebrates diversity and advocates for justice and opportunity.

New York Gay Men’s Chorus
JetBlue proudly continues to
support the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (NYCGMC) for another year.
Founded in 1980, NYCGMC has formed a strong bond with devoted followers
and continues to make lasting connections with new and diverse
audiences. NYCGMC is comprised of more than 260 talented singers of
various ages, backgrounds and experiences, and is a full member of the
Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, Inc. (GALA), the world’s only
association committed to serving the LGBT choral movement.

Celebrations and Support Nationwide
JetBlue’s support of the
LGBT community also reaches beyond New York City. Over the years
hundreds of JetBlue crewmembers and senior leaders have marched in pride
celebrations across the country including in the airline’s focus cities
of Boston; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Long Beach, Calif.; New York; and
Orlando, Fla. JetBlue also takes part in Provincetown Carnival, Greater
Palm Springs Pride and marches in Salt Lake City’s Utah Pride Parade.

Additionally, JetBlue has provided support for a variety of LGBT
nonprofits across the country including Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, Lambda
Legal, New York City Anti-Violence Project, NLGJA – the Association of
LGBT Journalists, OutRight Action International, the Trevor Project, the
Provincetown Business Guild and is a founding member of the
Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

JetPride became JetBlue’s first Crewmember Resource
Group in 2012, welcome to all LGBT crewmembers and their allies.
JetPride strives to provide mentoring to develop their career paths,
support external JetBlue initiatives in the LGBT community, bring
increased visibility to and perspective on LGBT workplace issues, and
advocate for a continued bias-free workplace where LGBT JetBlue
crewmembers can thrive.

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown
Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan.
JetBlue carries more than 42 million customers a year to 100+ cities in
the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily
flights. For more information please visit

(a)   JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide
seat pitch for U.S. airlines.


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Bermuda Government, Industry Group Heads to Toronto

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HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Bermuda–Bermuda Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson leads a delegation of
government, regulatory and industry representatives to Toronto next week
to highlight Bermuda’s close links to Canada and opportunities for
bilateral trade and investment.

The delegation will take part in a
one-day multi-industry forum
, hosted by the Bermuda Business
Development Agency (BDA) Wednesday, June 19 at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto,
and also attend scheduled business development meetings around the city.
Featuring informative panel discussions, thought-leadership sessions,
and networking opportunities for investors and businesses interested in
learning more about the island, the forum is the sixth in a series of
overseas multi-industry showcases, following successful events in
London, New York and Miami over the past two years. It is the first in

“We’re looking forward to meeting civic leaders, media, investors and
industry executives during the forum and related meetings,” said BDA CEO
Andy Burrows. “The aim is to increase awareness of Bermuda as a
gold-standard international financial centre and underscore our
jurisdiction’s historic and mutually beneficial relationship with
Canadian markets.”

The Consul General of Canada in New York, Phyllis Yaffe, will help
launch the forum with a fireside chat-style conversation with Minister
Dickinson. Another highlight of the day will be a keynote presentation
by Lucia Gallardo, a fintech entrepreneur who has partnered with the
United Nations to leverage blockchain systems to help resettlement of
refugees, among other projects.

Industry sessions include participants from more than 30 Bermuda-related
entities, among them, AMBIKA, Aon, Appleby, ArcTern Ventures, ASW Law,
AXA XL, the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR); Bennett
Jones, the Bermuda Insurance Management Association (BIMA), Bermuda
Monetary Authority (BMA), Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), Butterfield
Bank, ChainThat, Conyers, CryptoScan, Deloitte, Estera Services,
Exponential Ventures, EY, Fasken, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC),
KPMG, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, MQ Services, Outlier Canada, PwC, Quest
Management Services, RGAx, SALT Lending, and Shyft Network.

Canada is one of Bermuda’s most significant economic partners, with
two-way trade between the two nations amounting to USD$2.6 billion in
2017, and $37 billion in mutual assets and investments. Bermuda supports
an estimated 25,000 jobs in Canada, including 15,000 from multi-national
companies in Bermuda and their Canadian affiliates and represents
Canada’s fifth-largest export market in trade and services; only the US,
UK, Germany and France are greater Canadian export markets.

To register for the free, one-day forum, go to:


The BDA encourages direct investment and helps companies start up,
re-locate or expand their operations in our premier jurisdiction. An
independent, public-private partnership, we connect you to industry
professionals, regulatory officials, and key contacts in the Bermuda
government to assist domicile decisions. Our goal? To make doing
business in Bermuda smooth and beneficial.


Rosemary Jones
Head of Communications &
278-6558 or 441 337-4696

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LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Apple, Inc. To Contact The Firm

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds
investors in Apple, Inc. (“Apple” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the
June 17, 2019 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal
securities class action that has been filed against the Company.

If you invested in Apple stock or options between November 2, 2018
and January 2, 2019
and would like to discuss your legal rights, click
There is no cost or obligation to you.

You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at
or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to

The lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of California on behalf of all those who purchased Apple common
stock between November 2, 2018 and January 2, 2019 (the “Class Period”).
The case, City of Roseville Employees’ Retirement System v. Apple
Inc., et al.,
No. 19-cv-2033 was filed on April 16, 2019.

The lawsuit focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated
federal securities laws by failing to disclose that: (1) the U.S.-China
trade war had negatively impacted demand for iPhones and Apple’s pricing
power in greater China; (2) due to Apple discounting the cost of
replacement batteries to make up for the Company’s prior conduct of
intentionally degrading the performance of the batteries in older
iPhones, the rate at which Apple customers were replacing their
batteries in older iPhones, rather than purchasing new iPhones, was
negatively impacting Apple’s iPhone sales growth; (3) as a result of
slowing demand, Apple had slashed production orders from suppliers for
the new 2018 iPhone models and cut prices to reduce inventory; and (4)
defendants’ decision to withhold unit sales for iPhones and other
hardware, which was a metric relevant to investors and their view of the
Company’s financial performance, was designed to and would mask declines
in unit sales of the Company’s flagship product.

On January 2, 2019, after the close of trading, Apple disclosed that,
for the first time in 15 years, Apple would miss its prior quarterly
revenue forecast amid falling iPhone sales in China, its third-largest
market after the United States and Europe. The Company announced first
quarter fiscal 2019 revenues of only $84 billion, far below the expected
range of $89 billion to $93 billion the Company had announced just eight
weeks earlier on November 1, 2018. The Company also admitted that in
addition to macroeconomics in the Chinese market, the price cuts to
battery replacements a year earlier to fix the Company’s prior
surreptitious conduct had hurt iPhone sales.

On this news, the Company’s stock price fell from $157.92 per share on
January 2, 2019 to $142.19 per share on January 3, 2019—a $15.62 or
9.96% drop.

The court-appointed lead plaintiff is the investor with the largest
financial interest in the relief sought by the class who is adequate and
typical of class members who directs and oversees the litigation on
behalf of the putative class. Any member of the putative class may move
the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or
may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. Your ability
to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision to serve as a
lead plaintiff or not.

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding
Apple’s conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former
employees, shareholders and others.

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Three Finalists Selected Following GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium Event

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PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Three finalists have been selected from GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium
event with the goal of supporting GA-ASI and the development of MQ-9B
SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for Belgium. The three
Belgian companies selected are AIRobot, ALX Systems, and Hexagon.

AIRobot, a company based at DronePort in Sint Truiden, Belgium, focuses
on developing drone performance equipment for easy, precise and safe
professional operations, while specializing in Artificial Intelligence
(AI) for processing hyper-spectral imagery. ALX Systems is an Unmanned
Aircraft System (UAS) solution provider based in Liège, Belgium and
specializing in AI for processing Full Motion Video. Hexagon’s
Geospatial division, with an office in Leuven, Belgium, specializes in
software solutions and geospatial tools for visualizing location
intelligence, such as auto-routing UAS and creating a smart digital

GA-ASI held outreach events in Belgium May 15-16 with the goal of
identifying small to medium-sized Belgian companies that can support
SkyGuardian development through cutting-edge technologies. This followed
the Government of Belgium’s approval for Belgian Defense to negotiate
acquisition of GA-ASI’s SkyGuardian to meet the nation’s RPA

“We were very impressed by the many talented companies and particularly
by the innovative concepts presented by these three finalists,” said
Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI.

Blue Magic Belgium was a Research and Development (R&D) event held in
two regions of Belgium. Approximately 50 related companies registered
for the event and 19 companies were selected to present their innovative
technologies to a technical panel of experts from GA-ASI. GA-ASI is
committed to placing $3 million in R&D funding with Belgium industry.
This investment will focus on high-value technological development with
small to medium-sized enterprises. The seed funds will be utilized to
develop Belgian capabilities that meet Ministry of Defense (MOD) and
industry objectives to be competitive in future European RPA programs.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of
General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven,
reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and
electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®
RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than
five million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance,
mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems
required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness
and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control
stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot
training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For
more information, visit

Predator and Lynx are registered trademarks of General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems, Inc.


Robert Walker
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
(858) 524-8101

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