North Charleston Entrepreneur Adds Lice Treatment to Business Portfolio

North Charleston Entrepreneur Adds Lice Treatment to Business Portfolio Press Release from GlobeNewsWire has been published today, Karol Rutkowski, .

North Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Joe Hinkley owns a real estate business, an IT services company, and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity all over the world, and when his business partner’s daughter couldn’t beat head lice, his business mind went into action.“My business partner told me he had to take his daughter to a lice clinic for a treatment,” Joe said. “I had never heard of such a thing so I Googled it.”“The more I looked into the head lice treatment options, the more interested I became,” Joe said. “I was struck by just how big a problem this is. But the good news was that technology had finally caught up to the issue.”Joe opened Lice Clinics of America – North Charleston (http://www.liceclinicsnorthcharleston.com) to provide screening, diagnosis and treatment options for people infested with head lice. The clinic is staffed by certified operators of the AirAllé device, an FDA-cleared medical device that kills head lice and lice eggs (nits) in a single session using controlled heated air.“With the incredibly busy lives active parents and children live today, the demand for a clinically proven, medically sound, FDA-cleared device is huge,” Joe said “The AirAllé gets everyone back to living their lives in a few short hours and is the fastest, safest, and most effective way to treat lice.”The North Charleston clinic is located at 3640A Ashley Phosphate Road, and is open seven days per week, by appointment. AirAllé treatments take a little more than an hour and come with a 30-day guarantee when all family members are treated or screened for head lice.With more than 300 clinics in 34 countries, Lice Clinics of America (www.LiceClinicsOfAmerica.com) is the largest network of professional head-lice-treatment centers in the world. Lice Clinics of America and AirAllé (www.airalle.com) are brands owned by Larada Sciences, Inc., which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.Attachments:A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b6ca7aef-edb8-4aa4-8e75-0ae701018f91Joe Hinkley
Lice Clinics of America
843-494-9208
joe@liceclinicsnorthcharleston.com

Surrey Bancorp Announces First Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.095 per Common Share

Surrey Bancorp Announces First Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.095 per Common Share Press Release from GlobeNewsWire has been published today, Karol Rutkowski, .

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. , Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Board of Directors of Surrey Bancorp (“the Company”) (Pink Sheets:SRYB) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 9.5 cents ($0.095) per share on the Company’s common stock. The cash dividend is payable on April 10, 2018, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 23, 2018. The Company has paid seven consecutive special annual dividends. This is the first quarterly dividend payment announced by the Company. Ted Ashby, President/CEO of Surrey Bancorp, stated the dividend was based on the Company’s current operating results, its strong financial condition and a commitment to delivering shareholder value.Surrey Bancorp is the bank holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust (the “Bank”) and is located at 145 North Renfro Street, Mount Airy, North Carolina. The Bank operates full service branch offices at 145 North Renfro Street, 1280 West Pine Street and 2050 Rockford Street in Mount Airy. Full-service branch offices are also located at 653 South Key Street in Pilot Mountain, 393 CC Camp Road in Elkin and 1096 Main Street in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina and 940 Woodland Drive in Stuart, Virginia. Surrey Bank & Trust is engaged in the sale of insurance and provides full-service brokerage and investment services through its wholly owned subsidiary Surrey Investment Services, Inc. The insurance division, dba SB&T Insurance, is located at 199 North Renfro Street in Mount Airy. The brokerage division which operates through an association with LPL Financial, is located at 145 North Renfro Street in Mount Airy.Surrey Bank & Trust can be found online at www.surreybank.com.For additional information, please contact
Ted Ashby, CEO, or Mark Towe, CFO         
(336) 783-3900
 

PHOTO RELEASE–Huntington Ingalls Announces Two Senior Leadership Changes

PHOTO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Announces Two Senior Leadership Changes Press Release from GlobeNewsWire has been published today, Karol Rutkowski, .

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Michael Smith, executive vice president, strategy and development, is moving to HII’s Technical Solutions division, where he will serve as president of the SN3 business and report to Michael Lempke, president of the Nuclear & Environmental group, effective immediately. The company also announced that Scott Stabler, executive vice president, internal audit, is moving into a new role as HII’s executive vice president and chief transformation officer, reporting to Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO.
“Mike has excelled in a variety of leadership positions since joining HII,” Petters said. “I am confident his experience—including his time leading corporate development of HII’s nuclear and environmental services before the creation of Technical Solutions—will build on SN3’s legacy and leverage the full complement of HII’s expertise for additional nuclear and environmental work, which we see as our largest growth opportunity.”Smith joined HII in 2014 as corporate vice president, business growth. In January 2015, he was named vice president, corporate development, nuclear and environmental services, where he was responsible for executing the growth strategy in commercial and government nuclear markets. In 2016, he became HII’s executive vice president, strategy and development. Before joining HII, Smith worked for BAE Systems, where he served as sector vice president, business development, strategy and planning, for the Support Solutions sector. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s in engineering management.With this management change, HII’s strategy and development team will move back to business management, reporting to Chris Kastner, executive vice president, business management, and chief financial officer.In his new role, Stabler will work directly with HII’s divisions to assess and facilitate implementation of the transformative business model and process changes necessary to meet rapidly evolving customer demands. The scope is open-ended but will initially focus on HII’s digital, technological and supply chain strategies.“Scott has been an integral part of HII’s success since we formed in 2011 and of Newport News Shipbuilding for more than 25 years,” Petters said. “The breadth and depth of his experience in engineering, program management, supply chain management and business development—as well as his perspective from leading corporate’s operations—make him the ideal candidate to lead the transformation effort.”Stabler joined Newport News Shipbuilding in 1984 and has held progressively responsible positions in engineering, purchasing, business development and program management. He was appointed vice president of assembly in 1999 and vice president of aircraft carrier construction in 2000. He was directly responsible for program management and construction of the last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), from the contract award in 2001 until successful builder’s sea trials in 2009. He went on to serve as vice president of supply chain management and was vice president of corporate operations during HII’s stand-up as an independent business in 2011. He was named HII’s chief audit executive in 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary.Stabler will continue to lead Internal Audit until a replacement can be identified.Photos of Smith and Stabler are available at: https://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/releases/leadership-smith-stabler.HII Technical Solutions is a professional services business providing solutions to a variety of government and commercial customers worldwide. The division was formed in December 2016 when HII acquired Camber Corp. and combined it with HII’s existing services subsidiaries, including AMSEC, Continental Maritime of San Diego, Newport News Industrial, SN3, Undersea Solutions Group and UniversalPegasus International. Technical Solutions provides fleet maintenance and modernization, unmanned solutions and rapid prototyping, agile software development and network engineering, training systems, logistics support, nuclear engineering and fabrication, and oil and gas engineering. Technical Solutions employs more than 5,000 people working in 35 states and 11 countries, with mobile “fly-away” teams that support emergent situations around the globe.Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 38,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.comHII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustriesHII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustriesContact:Beci Brenton
Beci.Brenton@hii-co.com
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ACG Group ernennt Steven Facer zum europäischen Vizepräsidenten

ACG Group ernennt Steven Facer zum europäischen Vizepräsidenten Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

MUMBAI, Indien, February 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

-Der Branchenexperte wurde verpflichtet, um das anhaltende Wachstum des Kapselgeschäfts des Unternehmens in der Region zu unterstützen-

ACG, ein weltweit führender Anbieter von integrierten Fertigungslösungen für Unternehmen der Pharmabranche und Hersteller von medizinischen Lebensmitteln, hat Steven Facer zum Vizepräsidenten für Europa ernannt. In seiner Rolle wird er dafür verantwortlich sein, die ambitionierten Wachstumspläne für das Kapselgeschäft des Unternehmens in der Region zu unterstützen und die Vertriebs- und Kundendienstteams weiter auszubauen, um europäischen Kunden einen Ansprechpartner in unmittelbarer Nähe zu bieten.

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Steven bringt über 25 Jahre an Erfahrung im Bereich Pharmazie und Gesundheitswesen mit, die er in unterschiedlichen Märkten weltweit gesammelt hat. Steven war zunächst bei Colorcon als geschäftsführender Direktor tätig, bevor er zum Senior-Vizepräsidenten von Capsugel ernannt wurde. Bei beiden Positionen trug er die Verantwortung für die EMEA-Region. Außerdem kann er auch auf seine Tätigkeit als Vizepräsident bei Catalent Pharma zurückblicken.

Steven Facer tritt die Nachfolge von Keith Nazareth an, der nach einer 27-jährigen Karriere bei ACG in den Ruhestand gehen wird, wo er für den Aufbau und das Wachstum des heute etablierten europäischen Geschäfts verantwortlich war.

Selwyn Noronha, der für das Kapselgeschäft zuständige Geschäftsführer von ACG, kommentierte die Ernennung folgendermaßen: “Wir heißen Steven mit Freude im Team willkommen. Er hat bereits viel Erfahrung in den Bereichen Betrieb und Handel gesammelt, so dass er einen ganzheitlichen Einblick in die Branche hat und uns daher dabei unterstützen kann, unsere regionalen Entwicklungspläne umzusetzen.”

Steven Facer fügte hinzu: “ACG hat ehrgeizige Wachstumspläne und ich freue mich darauf, diese Herausforderung anzunehmen und Teil dieser aufregenden Reise zu sein.

ACG ist eine spannende Marke, die ihr Kapselgeschäft bereits gut auf dem europäischen Markt etabliert hat. Trotzdem es gibt immer noch viele Möglichkeiten und wir werden in den kommenden Monaten einige aufregende Ankündigungen machen.”

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Über ACG

Die ACG-Gruppe ist der weltweit einzige Anbieter von integrierten Fertigungslösungen für die Pharmaindustrie. Das vielfältige Produktangebot von Kapseln, Folien, Engineering- und Inspektionssystemen erfüllt die Anforderungen internationaler regulatorischer Anforderungen nicht nur, sondern übertrifft diese auch noch. ACG setzt sich ein einziges Ziel: Alles zu bieten, was für eine effiziente Kapsel- und Tablettenherstellung benötigt wird.

ACG verfügt über mehr als 5 Jahrzehnte an Erfahrung und ist in über 100 Ländern mit über 4.500 Mitarbeitern auf der ganzen Welt vertreten. Mit unserem kundenorientierten Ansatz, der Pflege von Kundenbeziehungen und nicht zuletzt dank unserer Würde und Transparenz haben wir es geschafft, viele treue, zufriedene Kunden und Partner gewinnen.

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AgreCoin Will Use the Blockchain to Solve Supply Chain Problems in the Alcohol Industry

AgreCoin Will Use the Blockchain to Solve Supply Chain Problems in the Alcohol Industry Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AgreCoin (ACN), a peer-to-peer solution for trade and transactions of alcoholic agricultural products and services, announces the release of their Green Paper. As a prelude to the company’s White Paper, this document discusses the potential impact of blockchain technology on Latin American economies, beginning with corruption and accountability in the tequila industry supply chain.

Tequila is growing in popularity globally and sales in the United States alone are estimated at $2.6 billion annually. However, the industry is facing a current supply crisis of agave, the agricultural product from which tequila is produced. Farmers often deal with the dilemma of overplanting when demand is high or underplanting when demand is low, leading to either oversupply, or an agave shortage, as the plant takes some six years to reach maturity.

Various issues with providers throughout the supply chain exist as well, and it is currently difficult to establish accountability with so many stakeholders involved. Says Jessica G. Contreras, CEO of AgreCoin, “Our goal is execution and application of the blockchain technology; therefore, the team is made up of key executives within both the alcoholic-beverage industry, and the Mexican wine and spirits markets.”

Last week, AgreCoin was mentioned in INC for its role in “resolving the agave crisis that threatens the billion-dollar tequila market in the US,” a solution which is laid out in AgreCoin’s Green Paper.

The ICO presents a solution for this crisis in the form of smart contracts that would serve to stabilize this volatile marketplace. By applying blockchain technology and the use of a public ledger that cannot be tampered with, each link in the supply chain would be held accountable. This would lead to improved efficiency and greater transparency. Transactions that are currently subject to currency conversions and delays would take place in the AgreCoin cryptocurrency, further streamlining the process.

The company also proposes a Social Impact Plan (SIP) in which a percentage of the funding will be dedicated to giving back to the Mexican community, investing in a cryptocurrency mining operation in Guadalajara. Farmers and their children will be taught how to use blockchain technology to administer their produce and an academic community will be founded for underprivileged students.

More About AgreCoin

AgreCoin (ACN), an Agricultural Agreement Coin, is an Ethereum ERC20 token, symbol: ACN, formed to resolve the agave crisis threatening the $2.6 billion dollar tequila market in the US. As an accredited investor-only offer, AgreCoin uses a SAFT agreement, which combines one AgreCoin token with one preferred share of parent company, Fuego Fino Inc. Leading this peer-to-peer solution for trade, payment, and business transactions for agricultural products and services is CEO, Jessica G. Contreras, who brings key experience in navigating the local tequila industry and resourcefulness and vision to AgreCoin’s table.

For further information about AgreCoin, please visit www.agrecoin.com. To review the company green paper, visit http://agrecoin.blogspot.com.

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Uruguay Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report – Third Offshore Bid Round Delayed Due to Low Prices

Uruguay Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Third Offshore Bid Round Delayed Due to Low Prices Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p03682988

Summary
“Uruguay Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report – Third Offshore Bid Round Delayed Due to Low Prices”, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into Uruguay’s upstream oil and gas sector. The report sets out in detail the contractual framework under which firms must operate in the industry, clearly defining factors affecting profitability and quantifying the state’s take from hydrocarbon production. Considering political, economic and industry specific variables, the report also analyses future trends for Uruguay’s upstream oil and gas investment climate.

Scope
– Overview of current fiscal terms governing upstream oil and gas operations in Uruguay
– Assessment of the current fiscal regime’s state take and attractiveness to investors
– Charts illustrating the regime structure, and legal and institutional frameworks
– Detail on legal framework and governing bodies administering the industry
– Levels of upfront payments and taxation applicable to oil and gas production
– Information on application of fiscal and regulatory terms to specific licenses
– Outlook on future of fiscal and regulatory terms in Uruguay

Reasons to buy
– Understand the complex regulations and contractual requirements applicable to Uruguay’s upstream oil and gas sector
– Evaluate factors determining profit levels in the industry
– Identify potential regulatory issues facing investors in the country’s upstream sector
– Utilize considered insight on future trends to inform decision-making

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Commonwealth Psychology Associates® Expands TMS Therapy for Depression

Commonwealth Psychology Associates® Expands TMS Therapy for Depression Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Commonwealth Psychology Associates® (CPA) has expanded its Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy for depression service to meet growing demand. CPA now has two full-time, board-certified, TMS trained psychiatrists who are offering TMS services in Boston.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is an FDA-approved, breakthrough non-medication, non-invasive treatment for depression. For many people, symptoms of depression persist despite months or years of psychotherapy and multiple trials of anti-depressant medications. For others, anti-depressant medications are not an option due to side effects. Fortunately, there is now an alternative depression treatment that does not rely on medication. TMS Therapy for depression uses a magnetic pulse similar to that of an MRI and works by stimulating areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with depression. TMS Therapy sessions last about 25 minutes and typically are conducted daily for 4-6 weeks. Most health insurance plans cover TMS Therapy. Individuals considering TMS Therapy should be evaluated by a trained TMS psychiatrist to determine whether it is an appropriate treatment.

CPA Chief of Psychiatry, Dr. Sanja Petrovic is a strong advocate for TMS Therapy. “I believe that every clinician empathizes with clients who continue to suffer from severe clinical depression. Physicians continue to see clients who are unable achieve remission despite different medication trials and psychotherapy. TMS Therapy is an important, safe alternative that may profoundly improve the quality of life for many of these clients.”

CPA founder & CEO, Dr. Andrea Piatt says an important part of offering TMS Therapy is educating medical providers and clients about the availability of such an effective, non-medication treatment for chronic depression. “Although TMS Therapy is rapidly growing in popularity, too many clients are missing out on this treatment option simply because they are unaware of it. We are working to raise awareness and to bring this service to the large number of people who continue to suffer from depression despite trying every other available treatment.” She added that CPA plans to continue expanding this service to other locations to meet the growing demand for this important treatment option.

More information about TMS Therapy at Commonwealth Psychology Associates® is available at CommPsych.com or by calling (617) 259-1895.

About Commonwealth Psychology Associates®

The standard in behavioral health, CPA is a multi-disciplinary psychological counseling & behavioral health center dedicated to providing collaborative, state of the art assessment and treatment. CPA has four locations in Boston and Newton, MA, where over 40 full-time doctoral-level psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and psychopharmacologists offer specialty services including:  health psychology, stress management training, biofeedback, neuropsychological evaluation, ADHD diagnosis and treatment, medication consultation, child & adolescent services, and much more. Since opening in 2004, CPA has helped over 20,000 clients lead happier, healthier lives and has been honored as a “Top 100 Woman Led Business” and a three-time recipient of the Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” award.

Contact:
Caitlin Schwager
Communications Manager
(617) 259-1895 ext. 1342
190757@email4pr.com
www.commpsych.com

SOURCE Commonwealth Psychology Associates

Standard Motor Products Releases 1,188 New Parts for Standard and Intermotor

Standard Motor Products Releases 1,188 New Parts for Standard and Intermotor Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 1,188 new part numbers to its Standard® and Intermotor® lines. The release spans more than 100 product categories and expands coverage through the 2018 model year by an additional 638 million VIO. To view the highlights, watch Standard’s New Parts Spotlight Vol. 23 at www.YouTube.com/StandardBrandParts.

The company continues to broaden its aftermarket-leading coverage for both its Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and Diesel lines, with the release of 37 VVT Solenoids, 18 VVT Sprockets, 11 new Diesel Fuel Injectors, and 11 remanufactured Diesel Fuel Injectors.

Another highlight from the release is the increase in coverage for the company’s sensor and switch lines. The addition of 487 sensors includes 79 Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT), 38 Vehicle Speed, and 25 Ambient Air Temperature Sensors to increase total coverage by an additional 70 million VIO. The company’s 255 new switches—including 114 Power Window, 34 Oil Pressure, and 17 Stoplight Switches.

Other notable additions include 46 Transmission Control Solenoids, 44 Fuel Vapor Canisters, and 29 Power Door Lock Actuators.

Commenting on the release, Phil Hutchens, Vice President Engine Management Marketing, SMP, stated, “We’re proud to add more than a thousand parts across growing categories such as VVT and diesel. When professional technicians think full-line coverage, we want them to always think Standard.”

All new applications are listed in the eCatalogs found at www.StandardBrand.com and www.IntermotorImport.com and in electronic catalog providers.

Standard® offers a full line of premium engine management products across an array of categories including diesel, turbochargers, TPMS, VVT components and new MAF sensors. Intermotor® offers a full line of genuine import products that are unrivaled for their superior quality, original match and comprehensive coverage. For additional information, contact an SMP sales representative or visit www.StandardBrand.com and www.IntermotorImport.com.

About SMP:
SMP® supplies independent professional auto technicians and automotive do-it-yourselfers with high quality replacement parts for engine management ignition, emission and fuel systems as well as temperature control products for domestic and import cars and light trucks. SMP® products are sold through both traditional and non-traditional distribution channels. For more information, download the SMP® Parts App 2.0 or visit www.smpcorp.com.

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AJC Transatlantic Institute Criticizes European Parliament for Blocking Cartoon Exhibition on Iran

AJC Transatlantic Institute Criticizes European Parliament for Blocking Cartoon Exhibition on Iran Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

BRUSSELS, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AJC deplored the European Parliament for barring a cross-party group of EU lawmakers from hosting a cartoon exhibition highlighting Tehran’s human rights violations.

Suppressed in its entirety by the British Liberal Quaestor Catherine Bearder on the grounds of being “controversial,” the four Members of Parliament co-hosting the exhibit—Lars Adaktusson (EPP), Péter Niedermüller (S&D), Anders Vistisen (ECR) and Petras Auštrevičius (ALDE)—had to relocate the installation “Iran and Human Rights” to an adjacent venue. The exhibition features satirical cartoons by The Israeli Cartoon Project, a group of artists who consider their work an act of solidarity with the Iranian people.

“Who would have imagined that an installation criticizing human rights violations would be deemed too ‘controversial’ to be displayed in the European Parliament,” said AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal at a press opening for the exhibition, which was also attended by Yair Lapid, head of Israel’s Yesh Atid Party, MEPs Vistisen and Niedermüller, as well as members of The Israeli Cartoon Project.

“It’s a decision that no doubt must have pleased the Majlis, that sham Iranian parliament, but it is no badge of honor for a Western parliament, particularly one that says that human rights, freedom of speech and the fight for democracy are among its main priorities,” Schwammenthal said. “The exhibition, we were told, would have damaged Parliament’s ‘dignity.’ With all due respect, I would argue that not this exhibition, but its censorship, is the real damage to Parliament’s dignity and image.”

“It would have been one thing for Parliament to block one or two of the cartoons. However, to suppress the installation in its entirety suggests it is not a legitimate argument over taste, but an attempt to silence a debate,” Schwammenthal continued. “In this context, I am reminded of Europe’s rather muted responses during the brutal crackdown of the Iran protests and Brussels’s failure to condemn Iran’s intrusion into Israeli airspace just last weekend. It appears that when it comes to Iran’s human rights violations and aggression in the region, there are some people in the EU who prefer not to speak up and would rather that others don’t either.”

Yair Lapid remarked that “the European Union’s decision to reject the caricature exhibition turns the EU itself into a caricature. This exhibition will be displayed on schedule in Brussels, to remind the world of the simple truth: Iran is an Islamic terror dictatorship that believes in blood.” 

EU lawmakers Lars Adaktusson, Anders Vistisen, Peter Niedermüller and Petras Auštrevičius said in a joint statement that “freedom of speech is a fundamental human right, which needs to be cherished. We would like to point out that by censoring the exhibition, the EP reconfirms once again its passive stance towards the Iranian regime’s violence and aggression against its own people and neighbors.”

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Cabell-Huntington Health Department and the City of Huntington Fire Department Officials Named Co-Recipients of the 2017 kaléo Cares Award

Cabell-Huntington Health Department and the City of Huntington Fire Department Officials Named Co-Recipients of the 2017 kaléo Cares Award Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that Dr. Michael Kilkenny, Physician Director of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department and Jan Rader, Chief of the City of Huntington Fire Department, have been named co-recipients of the 2017 kaléo Cares Award for outstanding achievements serving patients in need.

“We are pleased to recognize the outstanding contributions of two amazing people, along with their departments, for the work they do serving the people of Cabell and Huntington counties in West Virginia,” said Spencer Williamson, CEO of kaléo. “Chief Rader, Dr. Kilkenny, and their fellow public servants in the health and fire departments have taken bold steps to deliver a coordinated approach to saving the lives of citizens struggling with substance use disorders in their community. Thanks to their combined efforts, and others in the community, the region has seen progress in the fight against the opioid epidemic.”

Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader, the first woman to reach the rank of Chief for a career department in the State of West Virginia, is widely recognized for her leadership in the fight against the opioid overdose crisis, most recently as a subject in “Heroin(e)” an award nominated documentary. Chief Rader serves as a member of the Mayor’s Office of Drug Control Policy. The task force takes a holistic approach to the epidemic, utilizing prevention, treatment and law enforcement measures to stem the tide of overdose fatalities in the community.

Dr. Michael Kilkenny, the Physician Director of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, is regularly honored for his dedication, passion, and tireless work on behalf of his community, leading the charge to expand access to tools such as medication-assisted treatment and take-home naloxone for the citizens of the region. Under Dr. Kilkenny’s leadership, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department is proactively advancing public health through strong community partnerships across the region. 

United States Senator Shelley Moore Capito traveled to Huntington to honor the award recipients. “It’s sometimes difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the opioid epidemic, but the thing that gives me hope is all of the work already underway at the state and local level to fight it,” Senator Capito said. “I am so proud of all the West Virginians who have seen the devastating toll this epidemic is having on their communities and are now taking action to change things. It was an honor to recognize a number of those inspiring individuals today and to stand alongside them in their fight to help combat the growing drug crisis.”

The kaléo Cares Award was established in 2015 to recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements serving patients in need. Previous recipients of the kaléo Cares Award include Chelsea Laliberte of Arlington Heights, Illinois, who founded Live4Lali, a non-profit organization, in the memory of her brother Alex who lost his life to an opioid overdose, and the McShin Foundation in Richmond, Virginia, a non-profit full-service recovery community organization, committed to serving individuals and families in their fight against substance use disorders.

“At kaléo, we are guided by our mission of empowering patients and care partners to confidently take control in serious or potentially life-threatening situations,” said Evan Edwards, Co-founder and Vice President of Innovation, Development & Industrialization at kaléo.   “We are proud to recognize Chief Rader and Dr. Kilkenny as co-recipients of the 2017 kaléo Cares Award. Their dedication to the citizens of this community is truly inspirational.”

Contact: Mark Herzog
kaléo
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