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MyNotifi® Fall Detection Device Launches In-Home HUB

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 15:58 EDT

March 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: info@medhab.com (800) 541-1420 San Angelo, Texas , MedHab LLC, a leader in wearable medical technologies including the MyNotifi® senior alert and fall detection wearable, announced the official launch of their in-home HUB, expanded fall prevention exercises app and nationwide DRTV commercial. MyNotifi® is the only no monthly fee senior alert and fall detection system designed to notify family, friends & neighbors if a fall occurs. Worn as clip or wristband, MyNotifi® interfaces with a smartphone and can summon help or detect falls no matter where the wearer goes. Now, for those without a smartphone, MyNotifi® is introducing an in-home HUB that can detect falls and send alerts from within the wearer's home. MyNotifi® uses a patented GPS and fall detection algorithm and features a one-time purchase price without any long-term contracts or monthly fees - ever. MyNotifi® alerts designated family, friends and close neighbors - not strangers at a call center. "Many people were hesitant to use traditional alert systems,'" noted Johnny Ross, CEO of MedHab. We designed MyNotifi® to be fashionable and discreet - and affordable ." During a crisis, people want their families and neighbors to be notified - not a far-away call center who will send an ambulance where one may not be needed. "No one knows better how to help than someone who knows you well and personally cares about you," Ross adds. Included with every MyNotifi® wearable is a free MyNotifi® app which comes loaded with 38 unique strength training and mobility exercises designed to build up muscle and improve range of motion, something every senior needs. And, right now, MyNotifi® is offering a special promotion. Simply call (800) 541-1420 and use Discount Code: MEDIA150 and receive a special 50% off spring discount. After discount - you pay only $149. For more information about Medhab or MyNotifi®, visit www.mynotifi.com.

Jim Green Challenge proves learning difficulties don't stand in the way for South East students

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 15:49 EDT

On Wednesday 13th March, 90 students with learning difficulties from across Sussex, Surrey, and Kent came together to participate in the South of England Agricultural Society's 21st Jim Green Challenge. Organised in honour of the Agricultural Society's past chairman and founder of its educational outreach programmes, Jim Green (who passed away in 1998), the challenge invites students and adults from land-based colleges, and specialist day centres, in the South East to take part in both practical competitions and evidence-based project work, all focused around the countryside. This year, 11 teams took part in the all-inclusive competition including those from Aldingbourne Country Centre, Chichester College, Manor Green College and Woodlands Meed College in West Sussex, Plumpton College in East Sussex, Nescot College and Young Epilepsy in Surrey, and Hadlow College in Kent. Involving participants with a wide spectrum of learning difficulties ranging from ADHD and epilepsy, to autism and cerebral palsy, the challenges set for the competition encompassed a variety of skills. This year's theme for the competition was bees and students had to carry out a range of tasks from practical crafts and verbal identification, to pre-planning and display of evidence, which they were able to work on at college with their fellow classmates prior to the event. Judging categories included: Making a bee sculpture out of recycled materials Making a model depicting a variety of places where Bees find their pollen Baking and decorating cupcakes Planting and growing spring bulbs Designing and making a hedgehog house using hand-held tools Identification of countryside foliage Making a self-supporting scarecrow Removing old plant material and preparing new flowerbeds Planting a small window box using equipment provided Albion in the Community, Brighton & Hove Albion's official charity, also came along to support the event by providing fun football activities for everyone to take part in between challenges. Furthermore, with various indoor games, a model cow with simulated udders for participants to try their hand at milking, and an opportunity to meet the super obedient gun dogs and their trainers, there was something to keep everyone entertained throughout the day. Once the activities and judging had taken place, the event concluded with a jam-packed awards ceremony and everyone received certificates of participation from the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Susan Pyper. Various individuals then received plaques and shields for their outstanding achievements, but there could only be one overall team winner, and this year the team from Woodlands Meed College pipped the others to the post after receiving the most number of points for both the practical and product evidence elements of the competition. The team was presented with the prestigious Jim Green Challenge bowl by the Society's current President Sir Richard Kleinwort. On their win, Alan Robinson, who led the Woodlands Meed College team, said: "Woodlands Meed are extremely proud of the Jim Green Challenge team. The students have been working hard on the projects since September. It allows them to learn, practice and demonstrate their creative and horticultural skills and knowledge. This is the fifth year we have taken part in this challenge and are delighted to be the overall winner for the first time. It is a wonderful, inclusive event that is a positive experience for our students." The South of England Agricultural Society's Deputy President, Carole Hayward, who is the Society's current leader of educational outreach, added: "The 21st Jim Green Challenge was an absolutely marvelous event. It was wonderful to see so many students and adults who simply don't have these competitive educational opportunities offered to them as main-stream schools do, come together under one roof and challenge themselves. It is so rewarding to see everyone enjoying the day, meeting like-minded people and ultimately achieving so much and realising their potential. A huge congratulations to everyone who took part and especially to our winning team from Woodlands Meed College. "The Jim Green event, in alignment with everything we do at the Society, celebrates everything that is great about agriculture, horticulture, and the countryside. It just re-enforces that no matter what age, background, level of education or physical capabilities a person may have, the great outdoors is for everyone to cherish. These events simply aren't possible though without the support of our members and sponsors including Sussex Masonic Charities, Mr Kevin Booth, Golden Lion Children's Trust and the Camelia Botnar Foundation - I cannot thank them enough. Many people don't realise that the Society is in fact a charity and, as such, all the public events we put on, such as our upcoming Spring Live! and the South of England Show, help us continue our vital educational and support work in the agricultural sector." For more information on the South of England Agricultural Society, or for details on how to support the charity visit www.seas.org.uk . High res images available from: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/4TSFwJ4aZU For information, please visit www.seas.org.uk or telephone 01444 892700. In 2019 the Society will host the following events and initiatives: Shows: Spring Live! - 5 and 6 May South of England Show - 6, 7 and 8 June 2018 Autumn Show & Game Fair - 5 and 6 October Winter Fair - 23 and 24 November Industry events and schemes: The South of England Farming Conference on 13 November and Farming and Estate Days. Awards and bursaries: Award of Honour, travel bursaries and grants to land-based colleges. Educational events & competitions: Connect with the Countryside; Jim Green Challenge; Young Artisan of the Year Competition; The Student Assignment Competition; and showcasing Countryside Careers at the Big Bang Fair South East organised by STEM Sussex.

MultiMedical Systems Expands into State of Washington

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 14:20 EDT

MultiMedical Systems Expands into State of Washington $2.5 Million in New Business Contracts in Multiple States, ISO 13485 Certification Fresno, CA -- March 18, 2019 - MultiMedical Systems (MMS), a subsidiary of The Innovation Institute, announced today its latest expansion into the state of Washington. MMS President Daren Kneeland says that Perry Morgan, Northwest Sales Director, and a team of technicians have hit the ground running. Washington adds to the growth across five different states in the last year, including California, Texas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Hawaii, where technicians have been placed. The clinical engineering service company serves hospitals, surgery centers, imaging centers, clinic systems, physicians' offices, dental offices, and physical therapy offices nationally. The company also has a repair depot and Freedom rental division that supports clients in the Western United States. Kneeland says that this growth generated over $2.5 Million in new business contracts in 2018 and that 2019 is on track to surpass these numbers. "We're also proud to announce that we are on the path toward receiving ISO 13485 certification," said Kneeland. ISO 13485 certification demonstrates that MMS is certified to ensure the medical device is effectively implemented and maintained in compliance with the requirements for a comprehensive quality management system. About MultiMedical Systems MultiMedical Systems was established in 1996. Its mission has been an unwavering foundation to provide the highest quality service at competitive pricing. Providing unparalleled comprehensive clinical engineering services to hospitals, surgery centers, imaging centers, clinic systems, physician offices, dental offices, and physical therapy offices is what MMS strives for every day. Staying at the forefront of this industry is demanding and MMS is committed to always making sure that each facility and its equipment stays compliant with all regulatory agencies. For more information, visit www.multimedicalsystems.com . About The Innovation Institute The Innovation Institute is an independent corporation structured to cultivate innovative solutions to transform the healthcare industry. The Innovation Institute is comprised of three distinct elements: an innovation lab, an investment fund, and a shared services group. For more information, visit www.ii4change.com . Contact: Mike McRoberts Senior Vice President, Business Development MultiMedical Systems, LLC (888) 492-3400 mmcroberts@multimedicalsystems.com

Swann Auction Galleries to host The Pride Sale, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, LGBTQ+ campaigning and WorldPride Events

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 12:15 EDT

Swann Auction Galleries will hold their first Pride Sale , an exploration and celebration of the art, influence, history, and experience of the LGBTQ+ community, on June 20 in New York. Staged to mark the 50 th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising - the event credited with launching the gay rights movement - the sale heralds the largest LGBTQ+ Pride celebration ever held in New York City, with both WorldPride (for the first time in the United States) and events marking the Stonewall Riots anniversary. The auction will be a unique and landmark event, featuring work from artists and writers including James Baldwin, Tom of Finland, Gertrude Stein, and Alice Walker, Robert Mapplethorpe, and many more. The art, literature and ephemera on offer chart significant developments in the emergence of LGBTQ+ culture dating as far back as the late 19 th century and include some outstanding and historic pieces. Highlights include a Remembrance copy of Walt Whitman's Memoranda During the War , inscribed to Pete Doyle, from "the author, with his love", and published in 1875-76. The estimate is $50,000 to $75,000. Much has been debated about Whitman's sexuality, but his masterpiece, Leaves of Grass , published in 1855, included some of the earliest writings made public that explore what appear to be gay love. As such, he is an important figure in the history of the LGBTQ+ movement. A signed, extra-limited first edition of Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People , dating to 1899, also features and is estimated at $40,000 to $60,000. From around 1920 comes Gerda Wegener's watercolour, chalk and wash painting Two Women in a Window , estimated at $15,000 to $25,000, while from 1953 comes a first edition of James Baldwin's Go Tell It On The Mountain , the novel that started the author's exploration of gay and bisexual themes. The estimate is $800 to $1,200. Fred W. McDarrah captured the Sip In, an event that presaged Stonewall by three years when three young men, members of the early gay rights group the Mattachine, set out to challenge bars in New York City that refused to serve gay people. After several false starts at bars that were either closed or unwelcoming, the three were indeed served drinks - on the house - by two bars after declaring their homosexuality, before moving on to Julius, a bar that was already under threat of losing its licence for effectively promoting gay activity. As the bartender started to serve them, the men told him they were gay, at which point he refused to continue by putting his hand over the glass, and it was this moment that McDarrah captured on camera for The Village Voice. A silver print of this 1966 image, printed in the 1990s, is on offer in the auction at an estimate of $1,500 to $2,500. Important lots from the early 1970s include Su Negrin's Gay Liberation poster, based on a photograph by Peter Hujar transformed into a poster published by Times Change Press in 1970, estimated at $400 to $600, and Donna Gotschalk's poster, Sisterhood Feels Good , also published by Times Change Press, in 1971 and estimated at $400 to $600. Later in the decade, the gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk became the first openly gay elected official in the history of the state of California. Winning a seat as a city supervisor in November 1977, Milk used his brief time in office to champion LGBTQ+ rights by successfully sponsoring a bill banning discrimination in various areas, such as housing and employment, on the basis of sexual orientation. It was during this period that he wrote the signed, autograph letter to two friends declaring how he thought they "should have a memo from the 1 st up front gay mayor of any city - it's for real!!" Tragically, Milk's campaigning was brought to a premature and violent end on November 27, 1978 when he was assassinated alongside Mayor George Moscone by Dan White, another city supervisor. Despite the brevity of Milk's official political career, his influence and importance have made him an icon in the LGBTQ+ rights movement. The letter is estimated at $4,000 to $6,000. Another great icon of the LGBTQ+ movement is Robert Mapplethorpe, the New York photographer, whose highly stylized black and white images encompassed striking subjects as diverse as portraits of celebrities, still lifes of flowers and homoerotic and BDSM culture. The sale includes an example of his Z Portfolio of 13 silver prints from 1981, with an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. Mapplethorpe fell victim to HIV/AIDS, dying as result of complications related to the disease in 1989 aged just 42. It is another stand-out lot in the sale that recalls the rise of this pernicious and frightening contagion in that decade. Silence = Death , from 1987, is a politically charged poster published by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, which demanded to know what President Reagan, the Vatican and the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration were doing when it came to the fight against AIDS. The estimate is $800 to $1,200. Into the 1990s and McDarrah appears once again, this time as he captures Las Buenas Amigas , a march celebrating Latina Lesbians from 1991. The black and white image has an estimate of $1,500 to $2,500. "Swann is thrilled to be hosting its inaugural Pride Sale and proud to continue supporting the community through a fundraising effort alongside the auction," says President of Swann Auction Galleries, Nicholas D. Lowry. "We see this as an important and unique event among the many happening this June, recognizing the historical, literary and artistic achievements of LGBTQ+ writers, artists and activists," Lowry continued. "This auction will celebrate the community and give collectors, connoisseurs and the curious an opportunity to observe and bid on a range of material from the last two centuries, with manuscripts, autographs, literature, art, photography, posters and more." Auction title: The Pride Sale Auction date: Thursday, June 20, at 1:30 pm (EST) Preview dates: June 15, 12-5; June 17-19, 10-6; June 20, 10-12 Exhibition officially opening Saturday, June 15 HIGH RES IMAGES HERE : https://we.tl/t-JrfgRbxy9M PRINTED CATALOGUE & ADDITIONAL DIGITAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Avison Young and Hanover Real Estate Partners Close 2 Deals in Norwalk

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 12:03 EDT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Thomas Renner Account Executive Catalyst Marketing Communications trenner@catalystmc.com 203-348-7541 Avison Young and Hanover Real Estate Partners Close 2 Deals at 535 Connecticut Avenue Norwalk, CT - Sean Cahill, Principal and Managing Director of Avison Young's Fairfield/Westchester office, announced the closing of two leasing transactions at 535 Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk. Best Friends Pet Care Inc. has agreed to lease 2,368 square feet of office space for its regional offices. The company runs a pet care service and has 30 state-of-the-art boarding facilities in 15 states. Jackie Durels of Newmark Knight Frank represented the tenant in the transaction. KenCast Inc., a content delivery service, also agreed to a 5,486 square foot extension of its lease at the building where they have been a tenant since 2011. Paul Kauffman and Mark Jacobs of JLL represented the tenant in the transaction. In September 2018, Hanover Norwalk Investors LLC, an affiliate of Hanover Real Estate Partners of Greenwich, Conn. purchased the building. Since then Hanover has instituted an aggressive program of upgrades to the property and improvements to overall building management. Hanover named Avison Young as the exclusive leasing agent for the building in December. Christopher Grundy and James Searl are also on the Avison Young team representing the new owners of the property. Christopher Grundy said, "535 Connecticut Avenue attracts and retains tenants who require rapid access to Interstate 95, as well as the Sono and Darien train stations via the building's private shuttle service." The building contains 170,000 square feet of Class A office space and is owned and managed by an affiliate of Hanover Real Estate Partners. The building offers a full floor availability of approximately 29,000 square feet as well as built-to-suit and existing suites as small as 1,600 square feet. The building's current tenants also include Crius, UBM, Northwestern Mutual and Belvoir. Avison Young is one of the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 2,600 real estate professionals in 84 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family and hospitality properties. ### For further information/comment/photos directly from Avison Young: Sean Cahill, 203.658.6606, sean.cahill@avisonyoung.com www.avisonyoung.com Avison Young was a winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies program in 2011 and requalified in 2017 to maintain its status as a Best Managed Gold Standard company Follow Avison Young on Twitter: For industry news, press releases and market reports: www.twitter.com/avisonyoung For Avison Young listings and deals: www.twitter.com/AYListingsDeals Follow Avison Young Bloggers : http://blog.avisonyoung.com Follow Avison Young on LinkedIn : www.linkedin.com/company/avison-young-commercial-real-estate Follow Avison Young on YouTube : www.youtube.com/user/AvisonYoungRE Follow Avison Young on Instagram: www.instagram.com/avison_young_global Photo caption: Best Friends Pet Care, Inc., and KenCast, Inc., have agreed to new leases at 535 Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk. (Photo courtesy of Avison Young)

Global Market Forecast Report from IDTechEx Research on Zero Emission Transportable Gensets 2019-2039

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 12:02 EDT

This report authored by IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop includes analysis of mobile & relocatable microgrids using sun, AWE, wave and tidal stream The unique 166 page IDTechEx Research report, " Zero Emission Transportable Gensets 2019-2039 " reveals a rapidly increasing orderbook for a new type of electricity generation. In lucid new infograms, dense information and over 21 graphs at the start, the report reveals how zero emission gensets will replace many things, not just diesel and gas gensets and the impact is forecasted. The analysis reveals that they will open up new markets from fish farm ice making at sea to farm robotics, mobile desalinators and electricity supplies for disaster areas. Zero emission gensets now selling will be the key for many wishing to abandon the grid for reasons of cost and service. A comprehensive Executive Summary and Conclusions with remarkable new insights is based on new facts-based analysis from across the world garnered by PhD level multilingual analysts. Ten primary conclusions are listed, the new market needs are characterised and the full scope of the technology is summarised. Understand wave, tidal stream and airborne wind energy to wind turbines and photovoltaics in relocatable form usually with storage. Most are omitted from conferences and articles on the subject yet all are taking orders, even starting to be used together. Chapter 2 looks at the emerging harvesting modes for zero gensets, their merits and maturity. Chapter 3 details 15 case studies of their deployment in ten countries across the world. It is followed by seven case studies of transitional diesel-with-solar. Learn zero genset markets passing $10 billion in 2029. Chapter 4 interprets recent news and IDTechEx interviews: "Standard zero energy systems", "100% renewables announcements, multi-mode harvesting gaining favour", "Solar diesel hybrid business prospering", "Wave and other water power prospers", "Here comes triple mode mobile zero emission gensets", "Microturbines find a small place", "Fuel cells find a small place", "Mixed picture for diesel gensets" and "Here come the diesel bans" . See how zero emission, transportable gensets go where diesel supply is impractical as on the Caspian Sea, in drones aloft for years and where diesel is banned on lakes. Aquaculture is booming but how do you power ice making for fish farms in violent seas offshore? How do you prevent the 20% of deaths suffered by getting fuel to an advancing army? Orders of up to $200 million for relocatable wave power are revealed with the user propositions. Learn how the moveable, rapidly installed zero genset is of immediate interest in emerging nations - the biggest orders for drop in wave power are from Ghana and Indonesia. This report reveals why. Read how rapid miniaturisation, cost reduction, de facto standards and multifunctionality are in prospect. Solar is off 50% of the time and some conventional wind turbines fail to rotate for many days but see how the newer options are doing much better. Smaller batteries and even supercapacitors suffice. Yes, as the report identifies, there are still things to be fixed. Every system is made differently by large numbers of manufacturers which is really rather silly. Costs and second sources are not under control. Clear leaders making volume do not exist. The newest solar family cars are shown to be ZE mobile gensets. They have solar film that is twice as efficient and slated to double again. As " Zero Emission Transportable Gensets 2019-2039 " advises, mobile zero gensets empower the small man and the business have lower cost of ownership and are more versatile than diesel gensets. They are even a potential alternative to fossil-fuelled heating, cooling, cooking and propulsion. This new report from is essential reading for those seeking the megatrends, latest progress, prospects and a host of large business opportunities. Find out more at www.IDTechEx.com/zegensets or contact research@IDTechEx.com .

Rough Guides research reveals older travellers still want adventure

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 11:42 EDT

A new tailor-made trips service from Rough Guides helps older travellers with a spirit of adventure go travelling without the 'rough bits'. Whilst much 'adventure' travel information is aimed at young backpackers, recent research conducted by Rough Guides revealed travel is not just the domain of the young, with middle-aged Brits still working their way through a wishlist of destinations. Rough Guides is aiming to appeal to this growing demographic with the recent launch of its new tailor-made adventure trips service . A local travel expert creates a unique trip based on the customer's criteria, making sure it is full of new experiences and 'off-the-beaten-track' elements. And as Rough Guides take care of all the accommodation and transport, travellers can have all the 'rough' bits but still have those all-important creature comforts - meaning customers won't be crammed into a shared dorm in a budget hostel full of other tourists. CEO René Frey says: "While many of our loyal readers would never travel without their Rough Guide, they perhaps want an itinerary that is a little less rough. And accommodation that's not rough at all. So as part of our commitment to continue to serve adventurous travellers of all ages, we're proud to launch our tailor-made trips." Older travellers haven't lost their adventurous spirit The poll of 2,000 adults aged 40 and above showed the average 40-something still has seven countries to visit on their travel bucket list. In fact, over 40s reckon they have only visited a quarter of the countries they dream of going to around the world with popular backpacking destinations New Zealand, Canada, and Australia top of the list. It also emerged that more than six in 10 are already looking forward to at least one trip abroad in 2019. Three in 10 over 40s even reckon they are more 'adventurous' with their holiday choices now than they ever used to be, with 38 per cent preferring to go off the beaten track when they travel abroad. And rather than sitting by the pool, a fifth of over 40s have tried snorkelling on a trip abroad and more than one in 10 have been on a safari. Rough Guides helps older travellers experience the world Aimee White, editor at Rough Guides, says: "The great thing about travel is you can get out of it exactly what you like. If you want a wild adventure, then go ahead - if you'd rather chill out on holiday, that's fine too. But often our tastes change as we get older, and it's great to see an appetite for adventure isn't limited to anyone under the age of 25." The new tailor-made trips service is best of both worlds, and open to anyone who fancies travelling with a bit of a difference, not just the young and the nimble. Why it's better to travel in the later years The study also found nearly half of over 40s polled say they go on more holidays now than at any other point of their lives, with six in 10 putting this down to having more money now than they did in the past. And a quarter think it's easier to get away and go jet-setting around the globe because their kids are older, while 46 per cent have more time, according to the research. Another 40 per cent think their lives have simplified enough so they now have more freedom - in their 50s or beyond - to see the globe. And more than one in five have also 'gone travelling' - and taken a month or more off work to visit different countries. Aimee added: "Travel is no longer the sole preserve of the young. It is important that the travel industry gives older travellers the same opportunities to have adventurous travel experiences as younger people if they want to and not dismiss them as being too 'old' or 'boring'." Rough Guides trips can be booked here: https://go.roughguides.com/tailor-made-trips/ .

Northern Industrial triumphs at Red Rose Awards 2019

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 11:25 EDT

Blackburn-based Northern Industrial has been crowned the best Ecommerce Business in Lancashire, collecting a custom-made trophy in front of more than 1,000 of their peers at the Red Rose Awards 2019. Northern Industrial is a multi-award-winning provider of new, reconditioned and obsolete parts and repair services, exporting to 146 countries. Sourcing from over 1,350 manufacturers, the company covers over 200,000 part numbers and holds approximately £7m in stock. The company entered the Ecommerce Business Award after enjoying annual sales growth of £3 million since the launch of its website three years ago. The website, which the firm designed and maintains in-house, currently has around 4.2 million URLs, and enables the company to provide new, reconditioned and obsolete parts and repair services across the world from its premises on Shadsworth Industrial Estate, Blackburn. The Red Rose Awards, organised by Lancashire Business View magazine, are held in Blackpool's iconic Winter Gardens each year, and honour the best, most inspirational and most innovative businesses operating in Lancashire. To earn the honour, Northern Industrial triumphed over tough competition: first being selected out of hundreds of nominations from throughout the county to a competitive shortlist, then impressing a panel of judges with a presentation and rigorous interview. Winners are kept top secret until the prize-giving ceremony. On hearing their name called out from the stage, Northern Industrial then collected their trophy which has been specially crafted by trophy partner Pendle Engineering. Northern Industrial managing director David Lenehan said: "We are extremely pleased to win this award, which is a fantastic accolade for our dedicated in-house team. Although we have customers in a wide variety of manufacturing disciplines, one thing they all have in common is they want to avoid downtime at all costs. Our aim is to provide the spare parts and repairs customers need as quickly as possible to minimise downtime. Ecommerce allows us to help customers across the world stay up and running in stressful breakdown situations."

TEDxDePaulUniversity speakers to explore 'Fast Forward' theme

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 11:04 EDT

Chicago, IL - Tickets are on sale for TEDxDePaulUniversity, scheduled for April 12 from 1-5 p.m. at DePaul University School of Music's new Holtschneider Performance Center in Lincoln Park. In its fourth year, TEDxDePaulUniversity will explore the theme "Fast Forward," with nine speakers and two musical performances. As activists, youth mentors, company founders and champions of the arts, mental healthcare and the environment, the speakers are a diverse group of DePaul faculty, staff, students and alumni. Each speaker's talk or performance is rooted in an area of research or personal interest and promises to provoke stimulating conversation within the community. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students, and $8 for groups of 15 or more. To purchase tickets and learn more about the speakers, visit https://tedxdepauluniversity.com/ . This year's speakers, in order of appearance, are: Meredith Ferrill: "What I learned the year I tried to give up plastic" Josh Fort: "The powerful potential of bystanders" Amanda MacDonald: "How we move is how we think" Emad Mahou: "The cost of democracy: From a Syrian detention cell to a Chicago voting booth" Tyree Taylor: "The power of love: A spark for community change" Lindsay Fredrickson: "El Sistema: Changing the face of the American orchestra" Enid Montague: "How to improve a community's wellbeing after tragedy" Ellis Confer: "Intergenerational teams as a force for change" Bushra Amiwala: "Why you can't afford to wait" The emcees for the afternoon with be TEDxDePaulUniversity 2018 alumni Karen Bartuch, Brandon Hendrix and Tammy Higgins from Team Funny Business . Throughout the afternoon, audience members in attendance will receive TEDxDePaulUniversity merchandise and be eligible for giveaway items, including a two-night stay at a 4-star downtown hotel and gift certificates worth $50 each. The TEDxDePaulUniversity experience includes opportunities for audience engagement and fun. Last year's event featured a balloon sculpture artist who built real-time designs of the speakers, music, meditation and drawing. More artistic experiences that engage the mind are lined up for this year including graphic recording artists and performances by School of Music students and a DePaul a cappella group, The Fullertones. Each of DePaul's TEDx events has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm and support by those both within and beyond the DePaul community. Past TEDxDePaulUniversity talks have been viewed more than 1.5 million times on YouTube and attendees have described the talks as "inspirational," "necessary," "inclusive," "thought-provoking" and "motivational." In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized and made possible through a license from TED.

Onshore Oil & Gas Power Reliability Congress: Exclusive Interviews With Speakers

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 10:47 EDT

PRESS RELEASE Houston, March 18, 2019 Next week, leading E&Ps, midstream operators, utilities and equipment suppliers from across North America will gather at the Onshore Oil & Gas Power Reliability 2019 Congress , taking place in Houston, March 27 - 28. In the lead up to the event, we are excited to announce two exclusive speaker interviews. Jeffrey Billo , Senior Manager, Transmission Planning , ERCOT and Ricson Chai , Manager - Transmission/ Congestion Management , Talen Energy , discuss the most exciting or innovative power systems project that they've worked on so far, emission regulations, new technologies and much more. To view the interviews in full, please click here . At the Onshore Oil & Gas Power Reliability 2019 Congress , attendees will share cost-effective strategies and new technologies for maximizing throughput with continuous and efficient power generation, transmission and distribution. For full information about the congress, including registration information please visit: http://www.wellsite-power-reliability-congress.com/ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Note to the Editor: To request a Press Pass for the Congress, please email louise.gosling@lbcg.com

Hemel Hempstead employees receive 11-point health check

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 10:41 EDT

A Hemel Hempstead business park held a two-day event where all employees were offered a free health and wellbeing check, with expert on-the-spot advice. Breakspear Park commissioned Nuffield Health to visit the offices and give all employees the opportunity to understand more about their cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and sugar levels. The initiative fell under Breakspear Park's 'Park Life' campaign which aims to help achieve a better work life balance for all employees. Nearly 80 people participated in the assessment, taking the opportunity to learn more about the state of their current health, identify any areas that need addressing and receive expert advice. Dina Mistry, Marketing Manager of Breakspear Park, commented: "The event was originally planned as a one-day event, however, we received so much interest we had to host a second day to ensure that everyone could be accommodated. "Nuffield Health also gave all those tested a 14-day family pass to their gym to help kick-start any new fitness programmes for those who decided they needed to make lifestyle changes following their results. We look forward to helping more members of staff improve their health and wellbeing via similar events in the near future." For more information on Breakspear Park and the extensive facilities it offers, please visit www.breakspearpark.com .

Make mum feel marvellous this Mother's Day

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 10:27 EDT

Mothering Sunday is the annual celebration where children give thanks to their mums for everything they have done and given to their children. Marked on the fourth Sunday of Lent, children traditionally give cards and flowers, however this year Tristan Lee, The Gorgeousness Coach, offers alternative ideas on how to help make all those marvellous mums look and feel gorgeous inside and out this Mother's Day. Here's Tristan's guide to gorgeous gifts: Compliment her - Tell mum how grateful you are for as you simply wouldn't be here without her! Place sticky notes around the house (on the kettle, the remote control, bedroom light switch etc) with special memories written on them like "Remember the time we laughed so hard when Uncle Bill's false teeth fell out during dinner!" Card alternative - Rather than buy a greetings card why not write 20 things you love about her on small pieces of coloured card and put each of them in a special box for her. Make breakfast - There's something really wonderful about cooking your mum her favourite food for breakfast. Serve it to her in bed on a special tray with a flower in a vase, and she'll feel completely adored. Plan a picnic - Rather than taking mum for a celebration lunch or dinner, prepare a picnic as it's far more imaginative. Fill a hamper with all your mum's favourite foods, nice napkins and crockery and drive somewhere with a scenic view. You can make it a 'car picnic' if the weather isn't suitable for sitting outside. Pamper mum - Treat her to a facial or relaxing massage to help her look and feel gorgeous. Busy mums rarely make time to do this for themselves but when others give it to them it's always gratefully received. Skincare - Body lotions, perfumes and other beauty products are always a wonderful gift to give. How about arranging them in an attractive basket with some of her favourite flowers and good quality individually-wrapped chocolates. Amazing presentation can make an inexpensive gift feel priceless. Tristan comments: "The key to making this Mother's Day a success is not necessarily how valuable the gift is, it's how valued you can make mum feel and she in turn will appreciate your thoughtfulness." For more information on Tristan Lee, The Gorgeousness Coach, visit www.tristanlee.com .

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Mon, Mar 18, 2019 10:10 EDT

Tim Ray, known as the "Conscious Voice of the South" is an award-winning international, paradigm-shifting, no "bs", truth-seeker. After spending many years working tireless hours and going about the everyday shuffle, Tim eventually hit a crossroad; he was either going to bury his head in the sand or shift the mindset of people across the globe. Tim was tired of "toxic media" bombarding the world with negativity. So, in 2009 he founded the United Intentions Foundation & the UI Media Network a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to assist others in learning how to transform worrisome thoughts into positive intentions. Also, a savvy business owner and entrepreneur Tim started a business with only two employees and turned it into a business that now employs over 200 and is making Millions! Want to know his secret? BOOK him Today! Tim's passion for consciousness spreads far and wide, with his children's education program the Imagine If... program & his conscious radio network that reaches millions! Ray's mission is to spread the good word while waking people up to the power of their intentions. With cutting-edge technology, Tim will show you how your subconscious mind can open the door to endless possibilities in your life. He will show you how to train your brain to make you millions! Get on the Fast-Track to Success Now! The Power of Intentions* This entertaining, powerful & thought-provoking discussion focuses on the power of intentions. The average person has over 70k thoughts per-day that can become negative or repetitive. This talk helps people turn challenges into opportunities! Tim helps with goal setting, creating purposeful thinking and teaches you that your "thoughts create your reality" Talking Points How Thoughts Travel Inside & Outside the body Detoxifying from you Environment Turning worrisome thoughts into positive realities Intentional Leadership Mindset over Skill set The Power to heal The Power to create Train Your Brain to Make you Wealthy! Getting on The Fast-track to success "My definition of living life intentionally is living in the present moment with your thoughts. Once you are conscious of what your thoughts are, you are able to be conscious of what you are creating" -Tim Ray Testimonial "What Tim is doing is really facilitating with what I'm doing.... Creating a base of new knowledge and that your programs are very critical because it talks about how our intentions are not just ideas that are floating inside of our head". Dr. Bruce Lipton. Biology of Belief *Talks or discussions can be tailored to fit around many subjects or your company, school or organizational needs. Contact: LaShawn Williams for booking info Lashawn.williams@unitedintentions.org 720-620-0895

Unite gives 'cautious welcome' to new investment in Annan

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 10:06 EDT

Unite the union has today (18 March) given a 'cautious welcome' to the new investment at the former Pinneys of Scotland plant in Annan. The factory has been bought by food processing company Bhagat Holdings Limited who are investing in the site with public assistance in the form of a £1.7m Regional Selective Assistance grant being awarded. Production is forecast to begin in the autumn. Unite is asking for assurances and clarity that Bhagat Holdings Limited will adhere to the Scottish Government's Fair Work First criteria, including supporting trade union recognition and collective bargaining for the workforce in light of the public assistance through Scottish Enterprise. Andy MacFarlane, Unite regional industrial officer, said: " The new investment at the former Pinney's factory in Annan is, of course, a positive development. However, Unite would like clarity over a number of issues including whether the Scottish Government will uphold its own Fair Work First criteria by ensuring that Bhagat Holdings Limited opens its doors to trade union recognition and collective bargaining based on the public funding it has received. This is vital if the workforce is to be effectively represented, and that decent wages, terms and conditions can be provided. So, Unite cautiously welcomes today's announcement but the people of Annan deserve further clarity on what sort of employer Bhagat Holdings Limited will be."

Wiseman Motor Services: 'Schaeffler's LuK double clutch training means we are no longer refusing work'

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 08:16 EDT

Hereford, UK - The owner of a Birmingham-based independent workshop has thanked Schaeffler REPXPERT after the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) made a return visit to discover how LuK double clutch training has transformed the fortunes of his business. Prior to Alistair Mason's visit to Wiseman Motor Services last year, the workshop was unable to diagnose or replace double clutch systems; therefore, Matthew Wiseman, the workshop's owner, was forced to turn away work and vital revenue. Frustrated at the loss of work, Matthew turned to the OEM - he explained: "Vehicles requiring double clutch servicing were becoming more frequent, so I knew that we could not stand still any longer; the staff and I needed the training to be able to diagnose and repair the problems. "Asking for the training was very easy, as we already had access to the REPXPERT portal. We did some research; the knowledge base was there, contact details were simple to locate, so I made the call and the team could not be more accommodating." Five months on, Alistair returned to find out how effective the training was, and he was delighted to discover that it was being put into practice.

PGi news: GlobalMeet® Reimagines the UCaaS Experience

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 08:00 EDT

Say Hello to Smart Meetings and a New of Generation Unified Communications ATLANTA, March 18, 2019 -- Today PGi , a business communications provider with a focus on helping people connect, announced a unified communications as a service (UCaaS) offering via the GlobalMeet platform along with expanded smart collaboration capabilities using artificial intelligence (AI) to help users save time and improve productivity through automation. Entering the UCaaS Market Leveraging PGi's carrier-grade, global audio network on which its collaboration services are built, GlobalMeet's voice capabilities are developed for businesses that need enterprise-quality voice communications with a great customer experience. With GlobalMeet, customers receive cloud voice services and business messaging capabilities. Customers of GlobalMeet can replace existing PBXs and other phone systems and consolidate their business communications and collaboration services onto a single, unified solution and user experience. GlobalMeet UCaaS capabilities are in beta in the U.S. with general availability slated for the second quarter of 2019 and international expansion planned for later in 2019. Smart Collaboration GlobalMeet Collaboration enhancements address the challenges experienced by workers everywhere who spend time trying to orchestrate meetings instead of getting work done. With data and AI, GlobalMeet creates insights and recommendations to save time and empower employees to work smarter and faster. Active Directory Integrations with Office 365 deliver calendar awareness. Meeting hosts quit wasting time by identifying who is in a meeting and managing absent participants more efficiently. To keep teams working on next steps after a meeting ends, recording reminders appear to capture complex content and help hosts send recordings after a meeting takes place. Instead of listening or viewing a full meeting replay, live transcripts and meeting summaries allow viewers to quickly scan the content of a meeting for anything they may have missed. The GlobalMeet widget addresses the epidemic of multi-tasking during meetings and allows access to key features and functionality even if the GlobalMeet screen is minimised while users need to work on additional items in conjunction with a meeting. Key Quotes Don Joos, Chief Executive Officer, PGi, said, "We are excited to bring this incredible GlobalMeet upgrade to market to help improve the way businesses communicate. A better UCaaS offering means that our customers can be more productive with a new generation communications system that gives them time back, simplifies the users' experience and helps organisations drive better business operations. With the strength of PGi's customer implementation and support team, GlobalMeet can deliver on its promise of helping people connect to communicate, collaborate and unlock productivity across the enterprise." "PGi offers a compelling combination of an established global network, a strong customer roster including enterprises of every size, and a team of support professionals with experience supporting challenging production environments," said Ira M. Weinstein, managing partner at Recon Research. "These attributes have earned PGI the loyalty of end-user customers around the world. Organisations seeking a unified communications service with next-gen productivity features backed by a field-proven provider should take a good look at the new GlobalMeet." Call To Action Check out the upgraded GlobalMeet platform to learn more today. About Premiere Global Services, Inc. | PGi PGi provides business communications that unleash productivity at work. Its cloud-based communications and collaboration platform, GlobalMeet, connects people, teams and enterprises around the world. To learn more about GlobalMeet collaboration, hosted voice, webcast and webinar solutions, visit pgi.com , or follow PGi on LinkedIn , Twitter , and Facebook . PGi Media Contact: David Mieny or Simon Glazer Elate Communications ElatePGiTeam@elatecommunications.com +44 (0) 203 691 8234

Autoelectro's Nick Hood considers influential automotive industry changes - and how the company has evolved with them

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 07:31 EDT

Autoelectro's Nick Hood considers influential automotive industry changes - and how the company has evolved with them Market consolidation, imported product and the consequential rise of private label, as well as technology and new-to-range growth: these are some of the most significant changes to have influenced the automotive industry since he joined Autoelectro, says UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood. In his latest 'Nick Says' column, he explains how the remanufacturer of starter motors and alternators has evolved to ensure the company continues to thrive. He also reveals what it has to be wary of in the future.


Mon, Mar 18, 2019 07:27 EDT

The Big Blue Hotel is offering families a fantastic deal on two night stays, which also include a fun filled visit to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The 2 Night Family Break Packages start at just £250 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. This includes breakfast on both mornings plus wristbands for Blackpool Pleasure Beach for the whole family for one of the days of the stay. The Big Blue Hotel is where chic cutting edge design blends seamlessly with an attention to detail and a level of service that is second to none. With a number of rooms that have amazing views over Blackpool Pleasure Beach, it's the perfect place for families and thrillseekers alike. Blackpool Pleasure Beach really is the world's most ride intensive amusement park. With 10 amazing rollercoasters to choose from, whatever your taste in thrills, we have a ride for you. Our younger thrillseekers can enjoy the ups and downs of the Blue Flyer before they progress onto the classic Nickelodeon Streak. If you have a head for heights, the UK's tallest rollercoaster, The Big One, offers high-speed drops and breathtaking views. If you like your world to be turned upside down take your pick from Revolution, Infusion or our newest addition to the line up, ICON. 2018 saw the launch of ICON, Blackpool Pleasure Beach's newest ride and the UK's first double launch rollercoaster. ICON launches visitors on an exhilarating journey where they will feel the same acceleration as a Formula 1 driver before twisting and turning at high speeds across the park, interacting with other rides. A second boost of speed will then launch riders to heights of 88.5ft, with drops of up to 82ft, giving even the bravest of thrill seekers an unforgettable experience. Families looking to experience all of the fun will enjoy a visit to the UK's only Nickelodeon Land loaded with 12 rides and attractions, where little ones can meet their favourite TV characters including Paw Patrol and enjoy a ride on SpongeBob's Splash Bash. A ride on the world's first Wallace & Gromit ride, Thrill-O-Matic, sees the fun continue. This amazing offer is valid between 22 nd April and 1 st August 2019 with all dates being subject to availability. If the stay includes a Saturday night then a £30 supplement applies. For more information on this offer, or to reserve a room, please visit www.bigbluehotel.com/offers/ or call 01253 400045. For more information on the hotel, plus images, please click on the following link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5aQdCidSHoLaTlSSUhtOEgtakU?usp=sharing ENDS

Unite moves towards industrial action over 'hostile' and 'bullying' management at Lothian Buses

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 06:14 EDT

Unite the union has today (18 March) confirmed that its membership at Lothian buses is holding a consultative ballot on potential industrial action. The moves follows Lothian Buses management withdrawing facility time for the union's Branch Chair and Branch Secretary in response to collective grievances being lodged over the poor workplace relations. Unite has continually stated that there are real concerns over the conduct of senior management which includes delaying an offer by Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) for conciliation. The latest development to withdraw facility time for Unite's representatives is indicative of the unreasonable and unjust way that senior management has dealt with workplace issues. Unless the outstanding issues are addressed immediately including the reinstatement of facility time, then industrial action could result in buses being taken off the streets of Edinburgh. Unite will now hold a consultative ballot, which opens today and will run until Friday 12 April. Previous action last year was averted following a meeting held at ACAS, which led to the signing of a Procedural Agreement. Unite believed this Agreement would provide a fair way to deal with workers concerns. Unite regional officer, Lyn Turner said: " The hostile and bullying environment being deliberately created by Lothian Buses management will not go unchallenged. The disgraceful action to withdraw facility time for our union representatives is the latest move to intimidate our members." "There prevails a culture where workers genuinely fear for their jobs and now Unite members are being denied the opportunity to be effectively represented. We have tried to raise industrial and procedural issues with Lothian Buses senior management including offering to go to mediation through ACAS, but they have repeatedly frustrated this process. The imminent ballot will determine how we move forward, but I am 100% certain we will be given a mandate to hold a legal ballot, and then Lothian Buses willhave a dispute on their hands."

TRICO ready for another title challenge as 2019 Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship season edges closer

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 06:11 EDT

TRICO is gearing up for another successful Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship campaign, with brand ambassador, Sarah Moore , looking to retain her historic title in the Tockwith Motorsports (TMS) TRICO-liveried Ginetta G50. Sarah was crowned the first-ever female winner of the Britcar Championship last season and will be returning in 2019 with a new team-mate, Moh Ritson , whom she will be mentoring throughout the eight-round series, beginning at the Silverstone International circuit (30th March). It is a formula that proved successful for the original equipment manufacturer of wiper blades and systems in 2018, with 16-year-old Matt Greenwood joining Sarah in clinching the championship. Moh, also 16, will be in safe hands alongside Sarah, as he begins his first season in the ranks following his debut in the British Junior Saloon Championship last year. TRICO's Senior Product and Brand Manager, Sam Robinson, said he was excited at the prospect of another title tilt in 2019, with the new driver pairing taking the wheel of the TRICO machine: "Our partnership with Tockwith Motorsports is one that has gone from strength-to-strength, culminating in the championship win in 2018. To have Sarah on-board, a respected and professional driver, is a coup for us, while we are all keen to discover how Moh adapts to his first season of senior motor racing. "We are confident that the formula of youth and experience, which worked so well for us last year, will conjure up the magic once again. We know it will be a challenge to repeat the success, but, with the winning pedigree of TMS alongside us, I am eager to see the TRICO car fighting for victories once again." Last year, the TRICO Ginetta travelled from circuit-to-circuit in its own transporter, resplendent in the TRICO livery, but it was also utilised by TMS to transport its other race cars to and from events throughout the UK and Europe, when Britcar rounds were not being hosted, thus promoting the famous 100-year-old brand across the continent. TRICO also used the transporter and car to great effect at various automotive exhibitions, with Auto Trade Expo a particular highlight. Positioned outside the main entrance at City West Conference Centre in Dublin, hundreds of visitors stopped to pose for photos with the Ginetta G50, and it impressed the organisers to the extent that TRICO was presented with the Best Stand award. TRICO will continue with this successful arrangement in 2019, and Sarah will be on-hand to help the company throughout the year, attending exhibitions, trade & customer events and corporate functions.