Media Advisory – President Trump announcement regarding tariffs on aluminium imports: Interview Opportunity

Media Advisory - President Trump announcement regarding tariffs on aluminium imports: Interview Opportunity Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

MONTREAL, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – US President Donald Trump will clarify his position today around 3:30 pm regarding tariffs on aluminium and steel imports in the United States. This announcement will have a major impact on the Canadian aluminium industry, since Canada is the main supplier of aluminium to the United States.

Mr. Jean Simard, President and CEO of the Aluminium Association of Canada, is available to answer questions from the media and explain the impacts of this decision on the aluminium industry in Canada.

Mr. Simard can address these topics in particular:

  • Impact of the decision on the Canadian aluminium industry in case Canada is not exempted from tariffs;
  • Impact of the decision on Canada-US trade relations, including NAFTA negotiations;
  • Any other topic regarding the aluminium industry at home and abroad.

About the Aluminum Association of Canada (

The Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC) is a non-profit organization representing three Canadian world-class aluminium producers: Alcoa, Alouette, and Rio Tinto operating ten smelters in Canada, nine of which are in Quebec, and employing over 8,000 workers.

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Ganésco Inc. and Global Education Group provide The COPD Patient: Acute to Post-Acute Integrated Healthcare

Ganésco Inc. and Global Education Group provide The COPD Patient: Acute to Post-Acute Integrated Healthcare Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Healthcare professionals providing diagnosis, therapy or management to patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), are invited to participate in one of the nation’s most comprehensive continuing education programs, The COPD Patient: Acute to Post-Acute Integrated Healthcare, Friday, April 20, 2018, Dallas, TX, Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center.

Every four minutes someone dies from COPD in the United States. It is estimated that up to 12 million Americans could have COPD, but are completely unaware of it. This event will educate professionals who treat patients with COPD – the third leading cause of death in the United States. Educators and speakers include prominent health care leaders, who will cover various topics, including:

  • Updated GOLD strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD
  • COPD: Comorbidities, Diagnosis and Treatment in the Hospital
  • Role of Pulmonology Rehabilitation in COPD Patient Transition
  • COPD Acute Exacerbations
  • Healthcare Practitioner Role – Transitioning the COPD Patient to Post-Acute Care
  • Advanced Illness Management (AIM): Palliative Care
  • Executing a Longitudinal Care Pathway from Hospital to Home

The comprehensive training opportunity costs $250 physicians and $150 for other healthcare practitioners. Registration is available at

According to Nancy Nunley, president, Ganésco, who designed and developed the educational program in conjunction with the Global Education Group’s Ultimate Medical Academy, the event will provide several advantageous continuing education opportunities to physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare practitioners, including:

  • Traditional (live) continuing education (seven hours) and AARC non-traditional (three hours) online at  
  • Deliberation on the transitional pathways from hospital-to-home for the COPD patient, and the clinician’s role in instituting and managing those pathways
  • Implementation strategies to initiate practice changes in the diagnosis, therapeutics, and management of COPD patients in acute to sub-acute environments
  • Review of the latest updated strategies from the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)
  • Discussions on other clinically relevant topics from some of the top COPD practice leaders

“The information presented during this high-profile learning event is vital for healthcare professionals seeking to implement and enhance practice changes to improve the quality of life for COPD patients and the distribution efficacy of care,” said Nunley.

For more information and to register for the continuing education event, visit

Ganesco is a US-based company that develops and manages continuing education programs and software platforms for medical professionals to fulfill their license or credential requirements.

For more than 10 years, Global Education Group has helped our education partners succeed through effective and intelligent Joint Providership partnerships. Global is Accredited with Commendation by the ACCME to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians, and we hold an additional six accreditations to certify education for the entire spectrum of health care professionals.

UMA makes career-focused education convenient, affordable and relevant to the needs and demands of today’s health care industry. Ultimate Medical Academy is a dynamic career school committed to empowering students to excel in the health care field. UMA strives to provide an educational experience that maximizes value to its students in a professional, supportive and ethical environment.

Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Ganésco, Inc. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education
Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 7.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Respiratory Care Continuing Education
This program has been approved for 7.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425, N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.

Global Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or

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Luxury Gold Cares and TreadRight Celebrate the Power of Impactful Tourism on International Women's Day

Luxury Gold Cares and TreadRight Celebrate the Power of Impactful Tourism on International Women's Day Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

RYE, N.Y., March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As engaged citizens all over the world celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, a day which for over 100 years has recognized women’s achievements and the challenges they face every day, Luxury Gold Cares, in partnership with their non-profit The TreadRight Foundation, highlights the power of impactful tourism on local communities they visit across the globe.

Through its small grants program for artisan enterprises, the TreadRight Heritage Initiative works to empower women doing heritage-based work. This program helps foster a more promising future for the artisans, their families, and their communities, and puts the spotlight on the amazing women who continue to uplift their communities through culture and art.

In joining select transformative journeys with Luxury Gold, travelers have the opportunity to meet and interact with these inspirational women and learn more about their daily lives and artistic efforts.

“Through our TreadRight Foundation, Luxury Gold guests can personally visit our women’s Heritage Initiative projects, which promote economic empowerment while preserving local traditions for future generations,” said Ulla Hefel Böhler, global CEO of Luxury Gold and Insight Vacations. “International Women’s Day is a compelling time to bring greater awareness about the power of impactful tourism, and to highlight the tireless and artistic efforts of these local women.”

According to the Luxury Gold and TreadRight partner Artisan Alliance, the artisan sector is the second-largest employer in the developing world after agriculture, worth over $32 billion per year. Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, particularly women, participate in the artisan sector. Artisan activity creates jobs, increases local incomes, and preserves ancient cultural traditions that in many places are at risk of being lost. The tourism industry is particularly well-positioned to help artisan initiatives and convert these into sustainable opportunities.

Here are the projects supported by Luxury Gold Cares and TreadRight, and the itineraries guests can join which allow them to learn about these projects:

Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez’s Heritage Benefits Education: Guests can meet with Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez in Peru on the 12-day Treasures of the Incas luxury escorted journey. Armed with the knowledge that the traditional ways of life in Chinchero were being lost with each new generation, Nilda decided to take steps to preserve her cultural heritage, while also providing employment to the people of her region. An indigenous Quechua weaver, Nilda founded the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco and through traditional weaving has reinvigorated her community with income being used for education, housing and medical care. Guests have the opportunity to purchase beautifully woven items made by local women, and bring them back as meaningful gifts to their loved ones.

Marta Cucchia Keeps Perugia’s Weaving Tradition Alive: Guests can travel to Perugia, Italy to meet with Marta Cucchia on the 21-day La Serenissima itinerary. Marta runs the Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti, a workshop and school dedicated to the production of artistic textiles, founded and named after her great-grandmother. In the almost 100 years since its creation, the workshop has been teaching the art of hand-weaving on antique wooden looms, a rich part of the region’s heritage that has been passed down from mother to daughter. Marta now teaches the Perugia-style of weaving to ensure that a centuries-old tradition will remain prosperous in her community. Guests can purchase these gorgeous Renaissance style woven items to support the women’s collective during their visit.

Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School Focuses on Indigenous Women Artists: While in Toronto on the 19-day Trans-Canadian Grandeur journey, guests can venture on their own to the Bata Shoe Museum, home of the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School. Here female elders and women artisans from the community teach the traditional art of mukluk and moccasin-making during weekly sessions. This not-for-profit program offers a once-in-a-lifetime cross-cultural exchange for guests, while sustaining indigenous crafts and providing indigenous women with a platform to showcase their culture on the global marketplace.

Rajasthani Women Building Their Communities on a ME to WE Culturally Immersive Experience: In partnership with ME to WE , Luxury Gold offers guests looking for a truly immersive and meaningful experience the 16-day Imperial Rajasthan with ME to WE Experience.’ On this trip guests can participate in WE Village India projects taking place in the Udaipur and Rajsamand Districts, in the northern desert state of Rajasthan. During the 4-day itinerary, guests have the chance to walk side-by-side with powerhouse women as they collect water, care for livestock, and cook for their families before participating in projects to help enhance their community like building schools, enabling mobile health clinics, and agricultural training. Since 2008, WE Villages have organized women’s groups which offer financial literacy training and provide communities with income-generating opportunities through animal husbandry.

For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent, call 1-888-862-5952, or visit 

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About Luxury Gold
Luxury Gold® sets an unmatched standard with its collection of award-winning journeys. Guided by a Traveling Concierge, Luxury Gold is a journey beyond the ordinary, where guests enjoy exclusive VIP Experiences, savor exceptional dining and relax in luxury hotels on every curated itinerary. As global leaders in luxury travel with expertise accumulated over nearly 100 years, Luxury Gold epitomizes extraordinary exploration to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations. To find out more, visit

About The TreadRight Foundation
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation‘s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. Founded by Brett Tollman, Chief Executive, TTC, to date TreadRight has supported more than 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at

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A Comviva e a Cassava Fintech ganham o Prêmio GLOMO da GSMA de melhor inovação móvel para mulheres em mercados emergentes

A Comviva e a Cassava Fintech ganham o Prêmio GLOMO da GSMA de melhor inovação móvel para mulheres em mercados emergentes Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

NOVA DELHI, 8 de março de 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A Comviva e a Cassava Fintech ganharam conjuntamente o Prêmio GLOMO da GSMA na categoria ‘Melhor Inovação Móvel para Mulheres em Mercados Emergentes’ pelo serviço EcoCash Savings Club impulsionado pela plataforma mobiquity® Money da Comviva. A premiação foi apresentada durante o MWC 2018, em Barcelona, Espanha.

O EcoCash Savings Club, desenvolvido e gerenciado pela Cassava Fintech e impulsionado pela Comviva foi reconhecido por sua habilidade de aumentar a inclusão digital e financeira para mulheres no Zimbábue, bem como de apoiar o ODS (Objetivo de Desenvolvimento Sustentável) 5 das Nações Unidas: ‘Alcançar a igualdade de gêneros e capacitar todas as mulheres e meninas’. A concorrência deste ano foi enorme, com forte participação de todo o mundo. Na opinião dos julgadores, “Aumenta o acesso à poupança e à segurança financeira para mulheres. Inovador, com uma clara estratégia de negócios, viabilidade comercial, sustentabilidade e implementação criteriosa” e fez do EcoCash Savings Club um produto vitorioso.

“Estamos verdadeiramente honrados por ganharmos este prestigioso prêmio pela segunda vez consecutiva. O prêmio reconhece a liderança de nossa tecnologia em pagamentos digitais, bem como nossos esforços contínuos para inovar e causar um impacto na direção da melhoria da sociedade”, disse Manoranjan Mohapatra, Executivo-Chefe da Comviva. “Além disso, o prêmio é especialmente significativo, pois coincide com o marco de dez anos da plataforma mobiquity® Money.

Darlington Mandivenga, Executivo-Chefe do Grupo da Cassava Fintech disse, “O impacto dos esquemas de poupança baseados nas comunidades no bem-estar das comunidades africanas não pode ser sobrestimado, especialmente em ambientes pobres em recursos. O conceito de clubes de poupança está bem estabelecido em toda a África. O apoio a tais iniciativas, as quais promovem uma cultura de poupança, se tornou um imperativo econômico, já que o dinheiro resultante dessas poupanças está sendo utilizado para alimentar e educar as crianças. Como uma companhia com raízes no continente africano, a Cassava Fintech tem o compromisso de apoiar estes grupos fornecendo-lhes maneiras inovadoras para fortalecerem seus clubes de poupança, tornando mais fácil e conveniente para eles operarem, não somente no Zimbábue, mas também no resto da África. Enquanto estamos muito agradecidos por termos sido reconhecidos com este prêmio, a verdadeira homenagem pertence a estas mulheres que lutam todos os dias para criar uma vida melhor para si mesmas e para suas comunidades”.

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Social Justice Leaders, College Students Unite in Philadelphia, Call to Immediately Reform Criminal Justice System

Social Justice Leaders, College Students Unite in Philadelphia, Call to Immediately Reform Criminal Justice System Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

PHILADELPHIA, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Justice League and student-run organizations at The University of Pennsylvania (Beyond Arrests: Re-Think Systematic-Oppression, Philadelphia Bail Fund), Temple University (Temple Association of Black Journalists, Hosting Our Own Talks) and Drexel University (NAACP Drexel Chapter, Entertainment and Arts Society) today announced an educational discussion around the criminal justice system titled REFORM: Bringing Injustice to Light that will take place at Irvine Auditorium on March 13 at 4 pm ET – the event will be streamed worldwide at (media can embed via

REFORM will bring together entertainers, thought leaders, criminal justice experts, youth organizers and educators to The University of Pennsylvania’s campus to participate in a series of panels that will stimulate dialogue around the United States criminal justice system, examine Robert “Meek Mill” Williams’ legal case and inspire attendees to positively push for nationwide reform.

Reverend Al Sharpton, Equal Justice Initiative executive director Bryan Stevenson, hip-hop artist Mysonne Linen, Justice League founding member Angelo Pinto, UPenn professor Marie Gottschall, civil rights attorney David Rudofsky, Frontline Dads executive director Reuben Jones, Californians for Safety & Justice campaign manager Jay Jordan and Youth Sentencing & Re-Entry Project co-director Joanna Visser Adjoian are among several panelists that are scheduled to speak at REFORM. Mill’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, and mother, Kathy Williams, will also provide an update on the hip-hop star’s case.

Mill was initially arrested as a 19-year-old by the Philadelphia Narcotics Field Unit (NFU) police officers, but now those same officers are currently under investigation for several alleged acts of corruption. Despite these findings, Mill continues to serve a two- to four-year prison sentence for technical probation violations – both non-criminal and non-violent offenses – and the case is emblematic of the deficiencies of the criminal justice system.

REFORM will delve into the systemic cycle of incarceration taking place in the greater Philadelphia region, especially after the disclosure of police misconduct, perjury, bias and corruption among the Narcotics Field Unit (NFU). According to the U.S. Department of Justice in 2014, more than 50,000 people were in prison in Pennsylvania. African-Americans accounted for 48.7 percent of those incarcerated and Hispanics made up 10.7 percent.

For more information on reforming the broken justice system and demanding bail for Mill and millions of other non-violent offenders, please visit

About Justice League

Justice League NYC was co-founded by Carmen Perez and Marvin Bing, Jr. in 2013 as a task force of The Gathering For Justice.  Calling on their peers – youth leaders exceptional talent and promise – Justice League NYC quickly assembled as a diverse group of young criminal justice experts, direct service providers, activists, advocates, artists and formerly incarcerated individuals bringing their resources to the table to create a blueprint to reform the criminal and social justice system in NY City and State.

The first initiative of Justice League was a 3-Day Juvenile Justice Conference “Growing Up Locked Down” (GULD) at The New School in September 2014.  Soon after GULD, and immediately following the non- indictment of Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, Justice League began to organize and established itself over the ensuing months as an urgent, rapid-response organism. By keeping public pressure on the city with a number of high profile acts (like getting I Can’t Breathe t shirts worn by Jay Z and the Brooklyn Nets on live TV in front of the visiting Royal Family) and publishing a List of 10 Demands for Redress & Accountability, Justice League was brought into meetings with high-level city and state officials, including private meetings with the Mayor and Governor, while gaining attention and growing momentum for the movement on the streets. March2Justice, a 9-day, 250-mile march from NYC to Washington DC was the largest and most challenging endeavor for Justice League so far, but the impact has been enormous.  Two of the 3 federal bills we marched with – to end racial profiling and stop the militarization of the police – were re-introduced within days of our arrival in DC.  And the third bill, the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act, was re-authorized in the House and expected to pass the Senate this year. 

Justice League’s goals for 2016 include collaborations with the NYC Comptroller’s office, continuing to work with members of the NY State Legislature on comprehensive criminal justice reform like Raise the Age, and building our Coalition Family in order to have more impact in the ongoing pursuit of our Demands.

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Sapio Sciences Announces The Immediate Availability Of Exemplar LIMS/ELN X

Sapio Sciences Announces The Immediate Availability Of Exemplar LIMS/ELN X Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

BALTIMORE, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sapio Sciences LLC is pleased to announce the release of Exemplar LIMS/ELN X, the most feature rich release in Sapio’s history, including features to enable high levels of data representations, analysis and visualizations.   Exemplar X also introduces the Exemplar Rules Engine to enable more rapid implementation of complex requirements with zero programming.

Perhaps the most significant item in Exemplar X is that Sapio has introduced a new class of ELN: Exemplar ELN ProExemplar ELN Pro combines the best of traditional ELN capabilities to support scientists with their ad hoc experimentation, while now also leveraging Sapio’s 10+ years of experience in tracking complex workflows to also enable what are traditionally considered LIMS features, including but not limited to, all of the following:

  • Drag and Drop Creation of Workflow Templates
  • Easy Creation and Tracking of Complex Templatized Processes
  • R Statistics Integration
  • MS Office™ Integration
  • Request Management & Integrated Sample Registration System
  • Consumable, Instrument and Storage Management
  • Complete NGS Pipeline out of the box
  • Interactive Work Queue Dashboard
  • Graphical Dashboards for Tracking Lab Operational Metrics like Turnaround Times
  • Integrated Dashboard Builder
  • SaaS Hosted and On-Premise Options Available

With Exemplar X Sapio is also introducing Exemplar ELN Essentials.  This is an entry level lab notebook for companies not yet needing the capabilities and costs of a full blown ELN solution.  Exemplar ELN Essentials is offered primarily as a SaaS solution with credit card based, monthly billing.  A free evaluation of ELN Essentials can also be accessed online via the Sapio website.

According to Kevin Cramer, CEO, “Pharma and Biotech companies are challenged to find best in class LIMS and ELN solutions to support their lab operations and researchers.  Typically, this meant buying two distinct solutions and then either resigning to the fact that they are not integrated or undertaking a costly and cumbersome integration process.  With Exemplar X there is no need to compromise anymore.  You can get best in class LIMS and ELN functionality in a single solution.  This leads to significant savings in time and money versus buying point solutions.  There are also additional efficiencies in having a single skill set capable of administering both the LIMS and ELN solutions.”

Kevin continues, “We have already garnered significant ELN Pro commitments with demonstrations of our pre-release version and we look forward to this trend continuing for the rest of the year.  We will continue to be customer driven, so as uptake of Exemplar X accelerates we will listen closely to customer feedback on how best to improve Exemplar’s capabilities and ease of use.”

For more information about Exemplar LIMS/ELN, please visit

About Sapio Sciences LLC

Sapio Sciences is a leading provider of LIMS, ELN and Data Management software, enabling our customers to manage their laboratories, notebooks and scientific data.   Exemplar LIMS and ELN breaks new ground in its breadth of functionality and ease of configuration through its built-in Sample Management, Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and Scientific Data Management (SDMS) capabilities all reachable through its intuitive, responsive, web-based user interface.

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Boulder Canyon® To Expand Its Better-For-You Potato Chips Cooked In Rice Bran Oil With Two New Varieties

Boulder Canyon® To Expand Its Better-For-You Potato Chips Cooked In Rice Bran Oil With Two New Varieties Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

PHOENIX, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Leading better-for-you snack brand Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods® expands its innovative line of Rice Bran Oil Kettle Cooked Potato Chips with the introduction of two new savory flavors — Buffalo Ranch and Sweet Chipotle. The new varieties will be unveiled at this year’s Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim, Calif., March 7-11 in booth 961. Boulder’s Rice Bran Kettle Cooked Potato Chips are sold in grocery, natural food, club and mass merchandise retailers with a suggested retail price of $3.49 per 5.25 oz. package.

Buffalo Ranch and Sweet Chipotle flavors join Boulder’s existing rice bran line that includes Roasted Jalapeno and Himalayan Pink Salt varieties.

Cooked in 100 percent pure rice bran oil, these chips feature a balance of heart-friendly polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. The unique oil is extracted from the hard-outer brown layer of rice after the tuff and provides a smooth mild taste with a crispy finish.

“We continue to find inspiration from regional flavors and spices that come to life when paired with the unique oils we use to cook our chips,” said Steve Sklar, Senior Vice President for Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods. “In the past three years we’ve pushed the traditional snack boundaries with avocado, coconut, olive and now rice bran oil. In each case, the oil imparts just a hint of flavor and a subtle difference in crunch that sets them apart in the crowded snack food aisle. It’s these little flavor nuances and attention to detail that make Boulder a favorite with fans of premium kettle cooked potato chips.”

Buffalo Ranch pairs a kick of heat with a cool, smooth finish that is sure to satisfy fans of spicy snacks.  The Sweet Chipotle flavor offers a distinct, pepper flavor that is layered with a sweetened brown sugar and molasses finish.  Both flavors provide a perfectly balanced spicy snack experience that retains flavor nuances often lost in the pursuit of over-the-top hot flavor. 

The unique chips are cooked in small batch kettles to provide a more uniform heft and a heartier crunch, and the kettle-cooked approach provides as much as a 30 percent reduction in fat from traditional continuous-cooking methods.

Like all Boulder snacks, Buffalo Ranch and Sweet Chipotle feature only clean ingredients and contain no trans fats and no cholesterol. In addition, they are gluten free and Kosher certified.

About Inventure Foods, Inc.
Inventure Foods, Inc. produces, markets and distributes its specialty food brands in the better-for-you and indulgent categories across the U.S. As part of the Utz Quality Foods, LLC. family of brands, the Company’s owned and licensed brand names include: Boulder Canyon Foods™, TGI Fridays®, Nathan’s Famous®, Vidalia Brands®, Poore Brothers®, Tato Skins®, and Bob’s Texas Style®. Inventure Foods distributes its products to leading grocery store chains, mass stores, clubs, convenience stores, specialty retailers, restaurants, and other outlets. For more information about Inventure Foods or its products, please visit

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Bar-Ilan University: Researchers Invent Nano-Drops That Improve Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

Bar-Ilan University: Researchers Invent Nano-Drops That Improve Nearsightedness and Farsightedness Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

RAMAT GAN, Israel, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A revolutionary, cutting-edge technology, developed by researchers at Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), has the potential to provide a new alternative to eyeglasses, contact lenses, and laser correction for refractive errors.

The technology, known as Nano-Drops, was developed by Dr. David Smadja (Ophthalmologist from Shaare Zedek Medical Center), Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, from Bar-Ilan’s Kofkin Faculty of Engineering, and Prof. Jean-Paul Moshe Lellouche, Head of the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan. A related patent on this new invention was recently filed by Birad – Research & Development Company Ltd., the commercializing company of Bar-Ilan University.  Steve Elbaz is a Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of the new technology.

Nano-Drops achieve their optical effect and correction by locally modifying the corneal refractive index. The magnitude and nature of the optical correction is adjusted by an optical pattern that is stamped onto the superficial layer of the corneal epithelium with a laser source. The shape of the optical pattern can be adjusted for correction of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or presbyopia (loss of accommodation ability). The laser stamping onto the cornea takes a few milliseconds and enables the nanoparticles to enhance and ‘activate’ this optical pattern by locally changing the refractive index and ultimately modifying the trajectory of light passing through the cornea.

The laser stamping source does not relate to the commonly known ‘laser treatment for visual correction’ that ablates corneal tissue. It is rather a small laser device that can connect to a smartphone and stamp the optical pattern onto the corneal epithelium by placing numerous adjacent pulses in a very speedy and painless fashion.  Tiny corneal spots created by the laser allow synthetic and biocompatible nanoparticles to enter and locally modify the optical power of the eye at the desired correction.

In the future this technology may enable patients to have their vision corrected in the comfort of their own home. To accomplish this, they would open an application on their smartphone to measure their vision, connect the laser source device for stamping the optical pattern at the desired correction, and then apply the Nano-Drops to activate the pattern and provide the desired correction.

Upcoming in-vivo experiments in rabbits will allow the researchers to determine how long the effect of the Nano-Drops will last after the initial application. Meanwhile, this promising technology has been shown, through ex-vivo experiments, to efficiently correct nearly 3 diopters of both myopia and presbyopia in pig eyes.

For additional information, photos and video, or to interview the researchers, contact: Elana Oberlander, Bar-Ilan University,

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Fun for Everyone at these St. Patrick's Day Festivities Recommended by The GO Group

Fun for Everyone at these St. Patrick's Day Festivities Recommended by The GO Group Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

CHICAGO, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are not limited to those of Irish heritage, it’s a day for everyone to congregate in Kelly green with friends, family and strangers to celebrate Irish culture with parades, dancing, food and of course  a glass of beer (green if you’re lucky). The travel experts at The GO Group recommend these festivities.

The dyeing of the Chicago River has been a generational St. Patty’s Day tradition, attracting 400,000 of your closest Irish loving friends. The parade is packed with all things Irish – colorful floats waving green/white/orange flags, troops of Irish step dancers, and booming marching bands!

In New York, everyone can lay claim to being at least a little bit Irish  on St. Patrick’s Day (even the City’s bagels and beer go green for the occasion). The parade first held in 1762 lays claim to being the oldest and largest of its kind in the world. Bagpipers, marching bands and assorted revelers will march up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street starting at 11am.

Get to experience a bit of “real” Boston culture and see why it’s considered the most Irish of any American city. One million spectators gather in South Boston to enjoy Irish music played on Irish and American pipes and drum bands at the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday March 18th.

Las Vegas
Fremont Street Experience is the epicenter of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in downtown Las Vegas. The venue will be home of the 4 days of free live music, March 15-18, 2018.
Festivities will include authentic Irish entertainment, live tribute bands and lots of bars offering drink specials.

Celebrate the Waikiki St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the last parade on the planet each year, with plenty of Irish food and live entertainment. Beginning on Kalākaua Avenue at Fort DeRussy at noon, the festivities will trace a route through Waikiki, down Kalākaua, finishing at Kapiʻolani Park at 1:30 p.m.

The GO Group LLC provides both shared-ride shuttles and private cars at more than 90 airports in the United States, Canada, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe, including those in the cities mentioned above. For a complete list, visit  The company serves some 13 million passengers per year.

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ClearOne Showcases Industry-Leading Line of Solutions at Enterprise Connect 2018

ClearOne Showcases Industry-Leading Line of Solutions at Enterprise Connect 2018 Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

SALT LAKE CITY, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Building upon the success of its ISE 2018 product marketing program, ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global supplier of audio and visual communications systems, is showcasing its industry-leading line of collaboration and conferencing solutions at Enterprise Connect 2018 at Booth #1332 in the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.

“A new era is upon us,” ClearOne CEO Zee Hakimoglu stressed today. “The true integration of professional quality audio and video in affordably priced, easy to use and scale collaboration systems is becoming a broadbased reality in 2018 and ClearOne is playing a decisive role in making this exciting new era possible.”

Hakimoglu stressed that enterprises of every type are increasingly demanding affordably priced multimedia collaboration solutions. Driven by the widespread adoption of mobile audio and video consumer devices, professional user expectations are changing with the evolution of video technologies and flexible deployment models.

Building upon its solid leadership in the audio conferencing market, ClearOne is leading the industry in the development of a complete range of audio visual solutions. “To be sure, there are many vendors that say they can provide collaboration systems but no one is able to offer the breadth and depth of collaboration solutions that feature a tight integration between audio and video endpoints and cloud video services. ClearOne’s ability to deliver this tight audio-video integration gives us an edge over competing collaboration offerings,” she asserted.

ClearOne is strategically positioned to deliver solutions for every segment of the expanding collaboration market with its COLLABORATE® Pro (Models 300, 600 and 900) portfolio and related products and services, including the Spontania™ cloud-based service, COLLABORATE Versa 150 (USB PTZ camera, speakerphone and central hub) and UNITE® 200/150 video cameras.

Designed for group video collaboration, COLLABORATE Pro is a robust, multi-purpose room system with features that include video conferencing with cloud video, audio and web conferencing with hundreds of users; traditional SIP/H.323 systems; in-room meeting with wireless presentation and whiteboard; native Skype® for Business, and meeting and in-room capture recording.

COLLABORATE Versa empowers customers to bring their own laptop and preferred conferencing application to a meeting room and experience better group video conferencing with Versa’s professional quality speakerphone and camera.

For organizations who want only a cloud based video and web conferencing solution, ClearOne offers Spontania that brings together all the collaboration tools required for effective and reliable communication for hundreds of users joining from anywhere, using any device – PC or mobile or room devices.

ClearOne’s video collaboration systems also include uniquely compelling features like in-meeting and online instant messaging and presence, multiuser wireless presentation sharing, recording and live streaming. In addition, ClearOne plans to enhance the meeting experience by adding interactive digital whiteboarding in June 2018.

ClearOne will be showcasing its line of media collaboration and unified communications solutions at Enterprise Connect 2018 at Booth #1332 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.

About ClearOne ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops, and sells conferencing, collaboration, and network streaming solutions for voice and visual communications. The performance and simplicity of its advanced, comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability.

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