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World’s Largest Robotics Competition Returns to Dallas: The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Dallas Sports Commission Announce the VEX Robotics World Championship Returning to Dallas for 2021-2024

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Event celebrates hands-on STEM learning with more than 35,000 attendees from around the globe

GREENVILLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Dallas Sports Commission is announcing today at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas that the REC Foundation’s VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will return to Dallas from 2021 through 2024.

The REC Foundation’s VEX Robotics World Championship, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest robotics competition in the world, is a week-long event celebrating hands-on STEM learning and will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. The world’s top teams will gather to compete in robotics competitions focused on creative design and problem solving.

As a hotbed for STEM jobs and the home of the REC Foundation, based in Greenville, Texas, Dallas is the perfect choice for the competition. Dallas previously hosted the VEX Robotics World Championship in 2009 and 2010, so it’s no stranger to the fun and excitement that comes with such a gathering.

After a comprehensive search for cities to host the World’s Largest Robotics Competition, we couldn’t be happier to bring this event back to Dallas in 2021. Our home office is based in Texas just outside of Dallas, so we know first-hand how committed the city is to innovation, STEM education and the future workforce,” said Dan Mantz, CEO of REC Foundation.

The VEX Robotics World Championship showcases students’ technical skills and accomplishments through the following programs: the VEX IQ Challenge (Elementary & Middle School), the VEX Robotics Competition (Middle School & High School) and VEX U (College/University). Robotics teams from across the world compete in these programs on a local level throughout the year, culminating in 1,650 teams who qualified to attend the VEX Robotics World Championship based on their success at the state/regional championship. Over the course of the season, over 24,000 VEX Competition teams from around the world worked to expand their STEM-related skill sets.

We are thrilled to partner with the REC Foundation to bring the VEX Robotics World Championships back home to Dallas for 2021-2024,” said Monica Paul, the Executive Director of the Dallas Sports Commission. “STEM education is part of our DNA in Dallas and the extensive STEM and robotics community locally is not just important in our schools but in also recruiting companies, jobs and workforce to the Dallas area. Bringing the VEX Worlds to Dallas embodies the out of the box thinking that we have embraced as the Dallas Sports Commission is always looking to expand our portfolio of events and competitions we host.”

The Dallas Sports Commission was influential in REC Foundation’s decision to come back to Dallas.

We’re proud to partner with the Dallas Sports Commission to bring the competition to Dallas,” said Mantz. “When deciding on a location, we were very impressed by Dallas Sports Commission’s vision for the event as well as its team’s commitment to help us grow the event and the city’s dedication to STEM.”

The REC Foundation and VEX Robotics also promote teamwork, collaboration and diversity within the STEM community through programs such as Girl Powered. The Girl Powered initiative provides tools and resources to students and mentors to promote female involvement in STEM and create an environment where students’ confidence and abilities can flourish.

For more information, visit www.roboticseducation.org.

About the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation’s mission is to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, affordable, and sustainable robotics engineering programs.

About VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics is a leading provider of educational and competitive robotics products to schools, universities, and robotics teams around the world. The VEX IQ and VEX EDR product lines span elementary, middle, and high schools with accessible, scalable, and affordable robotics solutions. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership, and problem solving among groups. It allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the level of students’ abilities as they inspire & prepare the STEM problem-solvers of tomorrow.

About the Dallas Sports Commission

The Dallas Sports Commission pursues amateur, grassroots, collegiate and professional championship events, positioning Dallas as the premier sports destination. A division of VisitDallas, the Dallas Sports Commission focuses on generating economic impact as well as improving the quality of life within the community through sports.

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Jenn DeBarge Goonan, Rocket Social Impact, 617-947-0971, Jenn@rocketsocialimpact.com

Larry Kelly, Dallas Sports Commission, 214-571-1085, larry@dallassports.org

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MMSI LOSS NOTICE: TOP RANKED ROSEN LAW FIRM Reminds Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Investors of Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – MMSI

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) between February 26, 2019 and October 30, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important February 3, 2020 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Merit Medical investors under the federal securities laws.

To join the Merit Medical class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1736.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. AN INVESTOR’S ABILITY TO SHARE IN ANY POTENTIAL FUTURE RECOVERY IS NOT DEPENDENT UPON SERVING AS LEAD PLAINTIFF.

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the integrations of Cianna and Vascular Insights, including their products, sales people, and R&D facilities, had caused operational disruptions, reduced sales, and were months behind schedule; (2) sales of acquired company products had slowed substantially due to pre-acquisition pipeline fill, in particular for Vascular Insights products which, as late as July 2019, had zero orders during fiscal 2019; (3) in light of the foregoing, Merit Medical’s reported financial guidance for fiscal 2019 and 2020 was made without a reasonable basis; and (4) as a result, Merit Medical’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than February 3, 2020. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1736.html or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim, Esq. of Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/.

Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 3 each year since 2013. Rosen Law Firm has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.

Laurence Rosen, Esq.

Phillip Kim, Esq.

275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Tel: (212) 686-1060

Toll Free: (866) 767-3653

Fax: (212) 202-3827

lrosen@rosenlegal.com
pkim@rosenlegal.com
cases@rosenlegal.com
www.rosenlegal.com

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FIAT LOSS NOTICE: TOP RANKED ROSEN LAW FIRM Reminds Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. Investors of Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – FCAU

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE:FCAU) from February 26, 2016 and November 20, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important January 31, 2020 lead plaintiff deadline in securities class action. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Fiat investors under the federal securities laws.

To join the Fiat class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1732.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. AN INVESTOR’S ABILITY TO SHARE IN ANY POTENTIAL FUTURE RECOVERY IS NOT DEPENDENT UPON SERVING AS LEAD PLAINTIFF.

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Fiat employed a bribery scheme to obtain favorable terms in its collective bargaining agreement with International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America; (2) high-ranking Fiat officials were aware of and authorized the scheme; and (3) due to the foregoing, defendants’ statements about Fiat’s receivables, business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than January 31, 2020. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1732.html or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim, Esq. of Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm.

Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 3 each year since 2013. Rosen Law Firm has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for investors.

Contacts

The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.

Laurence Rosen, Esq.

Phillip Kim, Esq.

275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Tel: (212) 686-1060

Toll Free: (866) 767-3653

Fax: (212) 202-3827

lrosen@rosenlegal.com
pkim@rosenlegal.com
cases@rosenlegal.com
www.rosenlegal.com

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Republic Bank Opens New West Broadway Banking Center inside Republic Bank Foundation YMCA

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Republic Bank announced today that it has opened a new banking center inside the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA at 1720 W. Broadway, Suite 103.

“We are thrilled to open this new Republic Bank location in Louisville on West Broadway,” said Jammie Williams, Business Development Manager – Broadway. “Our strong team of local bankers are invested in the community and committed to taking care of our clients in this neighborhood. The opening of this new banking center is just one way we make banking ‘easier’ for our clients through the combination of both bank lobby service and extended service hours offered by our Interactive Teller Machine.”

“Our new West Broadway location inside the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA will enhance our successful community banking model in Louisville,” said Republic Bank Chairman and CEO Steve Trager. “We look forward to helping businesses and consumers achieve their financial goals and extending friendly, local lending.”

In addition to traditional bank lobby hours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, this location will feature both a walk-up and drive-thru Interactive Teller Machine (“ITM”). ITMs feature live customer service representatives available through real-time video, allowing for extended banking hours and greater customer convenience. ITMs allow clients to easily make deposits without an envelope or deposit slip, cash checks for exact change, and make loan payments. Transactions are processed the same day, even after regular banking hours. The Republic Bank ITM offers convenient banking from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Republic Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the “Bank”). The Bank currently has 41 full-service banking centers and two loan production offices throughout five states: 28 banking centers in 8 Kentucky communities – Covington, Crestview Hills, Florence, Georgetown, Lexington, Louisville, Shelbyville, and Shepherdsville; three banking centers in southern Indiana – Floyds Knobs, Jeffersonville, and New Albany; seven banking centers in six Florida communities (Tampa MSA) – Largo, Port Richey, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tampa, and Temple Terrace, and one loan production office in Oldsmar; two banking centers in Tennessee (Nashville MSA) – Cool Springs (Franklin) and Green Hills (Nashville), and one loan production office in Brentwood; and one banking center in Norwood (Cincinnati), Ohio. The Bank offers internet banking at www.republicbank.com. The Bank also offers separately branded, nation-wide digital banking at www.mymemorybank.com. The Company has $6.1 billion in assets and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. The Company’s Class A Common Stock is listed under the symbol “RBCAA” on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

Republic Bank. It’s just easier here.®

Contacts

Michael Sadofsky

Chief Marketing Officer

Louisville, Kentucky

(502) 561-7125

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