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City of Long Beach Allows Logistics Companies to Stack Containers Higher

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The city of Long Beach on Friday issued an emergency order allowing businesses to temporarily increase how high they can stack ocean containers in their lots in an effort to reduce the massive gridlock gripping the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The rule change does not apply to terminals at the Port of Long Beach, which routinely stack containers up to five high. Many media reports over the weekend didn’t make a distinction between the port and inland zone, making it appear the port had new authority to increase vertical storage.

Effective immediately, warehouses and container yards will be able to place up to four containers in a stack instead of the two normally allowed under existing zoning provisions. Companies can stack up to five containers with certain safety approvals from the fire department, the city manager said in a statement. The new rules are in effect for 90 days, a period that coincides with the height of the peak shipping and holiday shopping seasons.

The zoning restrictions were added to the city code years ago to minimize the visual impact of industrial equipment in neighborhoods. The temporary rule change only applies to properties that are currently zoned to store containers.

“Given this current national emergency and [California Gov. Gavin Newsome’s] executive order to take necessary steps to alleviate the impacts on the system, the city manager will temporarily waive enforcement of current shipping container stacking and height limits,” …
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Mereo BioPharma’s Etigilimab/Opdivo Combo Achieves One Complete Response in Cervical Cancer

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Mereo BioPharma Group plc (NASDAQ: MREO) reported interim data from ACTIVATE Phase 1b/2 study of its anti-TIGIT antibody, etigilimab, in combination with Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY) Opdivo (nivolumab) in select recurrent advanced/metastatic solid tumors.
As of the cut-off date, one complete response in cervical cancer, one partial response in ovarian cancer, and four …
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Canada Plastics Pact Welcomes 15 New Partners

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OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Plastics Pact is excited to be welcoming 15 new Partners following last month’s release of it’s shared action plan to build a circular economy for plastics packaging in Canada. The new Partners announced today include leading consumer goods organizations, provincial and municipal governments, resin producers, recyclers, a bio-based plastics startup, one of Canada’s largest waste management companies, a new non-profit Producer Responsibility Organization and leading non-profit organizations from across the country.
Since the CPP launched in January 2021, the CPP has doubled in size to include 81 leading industry, NGO, and public sector organizations who together account for over a third of the plastics packaging in the market nationally. These Partners are working collaboratively towards ambitious 2025 targets to create a circular economy for plastics packaging in Canada where it stays in the economy and out of the environment. This has included the release of Roadmap to 2025: A shared action plan to build a circular economy for plastics …
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HealthRecon Connect Successfully Completes SOC 1(R) Type 1 Examination

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DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HealthRecon Connect, leading revenue cycle management solutions provider to Healthcare Providers based in the US, reaffirmed its commitment to internal security controls by successfully completing the System and Organizational Controls SOC 1(R) Type 1 examination. The report independently audited by Stakes CPA, LLC, validates that HealthRecon’s infrastructure, controls, policies, and procedures meet and/or exceeded the SOC 1(R) Type 1 criteria as of July 1, …
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