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News Article | April 21, 2017
Site: www.cnet.com

Last week, a smirking, overeager guy in a Burger King polo and hat appeared on TV and managed to hijack countless Google Home speakers in a matter of seconds. "You're watching a 15-second Burger King ad, which is unfortunately not enough time to explain all the fresh ingredients in the Whopper sandwich. But I got an idea," he said, waving at the camera to come closer. "OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?" Anyone watching the spot who had a Google Home within shouting distance heard the speaker regurgitate part of the Wikipedia entry for the Whopper. Some viewers found the ad brilliant or funny, others described it as intrusive and annoying. Regardless of your proclivities for flame-grilled meats, the spot -- watched 3.8 million times on YouTube to date -- provides an early, gimmicky example of what commercials using smart speakers will look like. This is just the start. Ad executives say they plan to roll out more advertising for smart speakers and their voice assistants in the near future. They're hoping to take advantage of a rare new channel for ads that sits in the home and can speak directly to millions of Google Home and Amazon Echo owners. "All our clients sense something's going on," said Jason Hartley, head of search and paid social at advertising firm 360i. "Ideas are bubbling underneath the surface, but we are in a gimmicky phase until we discover more utility for how users are using these devices." Colleen Leddy, head of communications strategy at Droga5, said her agency is "pipelining" concepts and went to a Google Home hackathon. She said ads for smart speakers from her firm are coming "fairly soon." Sounds miserable, right? After all, who likes the idea of more ads? Cramming them into smart speakers could mess up the whole experience just as these devices are starting to take root. Amazon, Google and advertisers will have to tread lightly (or maybe that's asking too much and they'll keep trolling us like BK did). Let's be clear: This is an area that the ad industry won't be able to resist. Early adopters of smart home devices like the Home and Echo tend to be tech-focused and wealthier, a highly desirable audience for brands. Also, the number of people to pitch is growing fast, with an estimated 1.8 million smart speakers sold last year and 15.1 million expected yearly sales by 2020, according to researcher Strategy Analytics. If advertisers can find ways of reaching these folks, without being bothersome, they could see big benefits. The early ads on smart speakers have been unremarkable or annoying. Last month, Google Home users noticed their devices sneaking in an ad for the movie "Beauty and the Beast" when folks simply asked, "OK Google, what's my day like?" In response to user questions, Google refused to call it a commercial -- which sounds laughable -- instead saying it wanted to "call out timely content." Also in March, Anheuser-Busch released its first skill for the Amazon Echo and its voice assistant Alexa, providing workout routines branded with its low-calorie Michelob Ultra beer. That may make sense for a beer targeted at health-conscious adults, but it seems odd to offer fitness routines available only to people over 21. There are a few similar concepts, which could be called "branded skills," such as Good Housekeeping's Alexa command that offers tips on removing stains ("Alexa, ask Good Housekeeping how do I get ink out of fabric") and Patrón's skill for making cocktails (preferably with Patrón spirits). To be fair, plenty of news publishers, including CNET, offer news briefs through Alexa, and one might argue they, too, work as forms of advertising. In its policies, Amazon says it's fairly restrictive when it comes to ads on the Echo. But, the company has clearly shown it's OK with these handful of branded skills that work to be informative. You can also voice shop using the Echo or Home, so there are plenty of brand names thrown around in that context. But those don't count as commercials -- right? Mindful of the Burger King ad, an Amazon spokesperson said the company alters "our own Alexa advertisements to minimize Echo devices falsely responding in customers' homes." Google and Burger King, which didn't work together on the BK ad, didn't respond to requests for comment. Industry experts suggest future ads on these voice-activated speakers could become sponsored spots (e.g., the weather brought to you by The Weather Channel) or product placements (e.g., make this recipe with Goya black beans). Perhaps a query about the daily commute could include a coupon for a Starbucks located on the way to work, one expert suggested. "We're so early today that there's no evidence to suggest one solution will work better than another," said Mike Bloxham, senior vice president at ad consultancy Frank N. Magid. These experts widely panned the Burger King spot for interrupting people's days and taking control of their devices, kind of like an old-school pop-up ad online. "It felt a little bit like we were going a bit backwards," Leddy said. Since smart speakers are so driven by users' requests, future ads that succeed on these devices may become so subtle and benign that they don't come off as ads at all, the experts suggested. Instead, these paid spots will provide you with the information you need when you ask for it, not unlike a well-targeted search ad on Google. "If you can just show up when they ask," 360i's Hartley said, "that's a pretty powerful moment for your brand." One thing these folks broadly agreed on was commercials on smart speakers won't, or at least shouldn't, become 15- to 30-second radio-like commercials that could get shoved in ahead of an answer. "Just let me know how much to pay to not let that happen," said Karsten Weide, an ad industry analyst for researcher IDC, "because that would be super annoying." CNET en Español: Get all your tech news and reviews in Spanish. Tech Enabled: CNET chronicles tech's role in providing new kinds of accessibility.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Heritage Global Partners (“HGP”), a global leader in asset advisory and auction services and a subsidiary of Heritage Global Inc. (OTCQB:HGBL, CSE:HGP), today announced that it will manage the sale, subject to U.S. Bankruptcy Court Approval (Case #3:17-BK-01300), of Dart Music, Inc., a leading music metadata services company and technology platform headquartered in Nashville, TN. Heritage Global is immediately accepting offers for Dart Music. All bids must be submitted in writing by May 22, 2017. Should Heritage receive multiple qualified bids, an auction will be held in person at 9:00AM CDT on May 31 at Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough, LLP (150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 1100, Nashville, TN). A hearing to confirm the winning bid will occur on June 6 at 9:00AM CDT. As the first automated distributor of classical music, Dart Music, The Music Metadata CompanyTM, offers proprietary technology that helps the music industry create and maintain consistent metadata to deliver information quickly and with precision. Dart’s platforms enable consumers to easily find their selections by solving complex metadata specifications of digital music stores, while also allowing artists and composers to extend their distribution and collect royalties for their work. Nick Dove, HGP Director of Sales stated, “The sale of Dart Music is an unprecedented opportunity for buyers to acquire superior metadata technology that is revolutionizing the music industry. Dart’s technology is not limited to music and its metadata platform can be scaled to serve wide range of industries including video content, literature, healthcare, politics and more. We expect significant interest for the sale of Dart Music and encourage global buyers to submit their bids soon.”


News Article | April 20, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Yamaha today announced the MX88, the latest addition to its popular MX line of synthesizers for stage and studio. Equipped with 88 weighted keys, the MX88 represents the logical extension of the MX line, known for its high-quality instrument and synth sounds, deep computer and iOS integration, and with this introduction, a full-size keyboard featuring realistic piano action. Connection to both Windows and Mac computers is a breeze, thanks to a class-compliant, bi-directional USB audio/MIDI interface. Players can record the keyboard’s superb internal sounds into a computer-based DAW and monitor the computer’s output through the keyboard’s ¼" audio outputs or headphone jack. The comprehensive sound collection of the MX88 is based on the legendary Yamaha Motif sound engine, and contains everything from synthesizer leads, pads and more to authentic acoustic instrument sounds. The realistic Concert Grand Piano sound has been optimized for the MX88 keyboard to provide the highest level of expression. “The MX88 will appeal to players who need the touch and feel of a real piano with 88 weighted-action keys,” said Nate Tschetter, product marketing manager, Music Production, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Now, any keyboardist can take advantage of the computer and iOS integration and superb Motif sound that distinguish the MX line in the market. And like the MX49/61 BK/BU, MX88 unlocks FM Essential – a free FM synthesizer iOS app. This provides the great sounds inside MX88 along with the pure FM synthesis Yamaha made famous.” Other key features on the MX88 include: Between its comprehensive design, 88-key weighted-action keyboard and affordable price, the MX88 will appeal not only to professional musicians, but also to the educational and worship markets. The MX88 will be available at authorized Yamaha piano retailers starting April 20, 2017, with an MSRP of $1,299.00


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Their findings published in the recent issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology. UNIST scientists have developed an exiting new catalyst that can split water into hydrogen almost as good as platinum, but less costly and found frequently on Earth. As described in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, this ruthenium (Ru)-based material works almost as efficient as platinum and likely shows the highest catalytic performance without being affected by the pH of the water. The research team, led by Professor Jong-Beom Baek of the Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST has synthesized Ru and C?N, a two-dimensional organic structure, to verify its performance as a water-splitting catalyst. With the aid of this new catalyst, entitled Ru@C?N it is now possible to efficiently produce hydrogen. The technology for producing hydrogen from water requires a good catalyst for commercial competitiveness. These water-splitting catalysts must exhibit high hydrogen conversion efficiency and excellent durability, operate well under low-voltage, and should be economical. The Pt-based catalysts used in the hydrogen generation reaction are highly expensive noble metals, resulting in additional costs and difficulty of mass production. They are also less stable in an alkaline environment. One solution, many researchers suggest, was to build catalysts made of cheap, non-noble metals. However, because these materials corrode rapidly under acidic condition and operate at very-high voltages, productivity was limited. The Ru@C?N, developed by Professor Baek is a high-performance material that satisfies all four commercial competitiveness of water-splitting catalysts. This material exhibits high turnover frequency (TOF) as high as Pt and can be operated on low-voltage supply. In addition, it is not affected by the pH of the water and can be used in any environment. The synthesis process of Ru@C?N is simple. Professor Baek and his colleagues simply mixed the ruthenium salt (RuCl?) with the monomers which forms the porous two-dimensional organic structure, C?N. The Ru@C?N catalyst is then produced after going through reduction and heat treatment processes. The researchers used the same process to build M@C?N (M = Co, Ni, Pd, Pt) catalysts, using cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb) and platinum (Pt). When comparing their efficiency of hydrogen production, the Ru@C?N catalyst exhibited the highest catalytic performance at the lowest overvoltage, as well as superior catalytic activity. "Our study not only suggests new directions in materials science, but also presents a wide range of possibilities from basic to applied science," says Professor Baek. "This material is expected to attract attention in many areas thanks to its scientific potential." This study has been jointly conducted by postdoctoral researchers, Javeed Mahmood and Feng Li of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST. Professor Jong-Beom Baek, Professor Hu Young Jeong of UCRF, and Professor Noejung Park of Natural Science partook as corresponding authors of this study. The research was supported by the Leader Researcher Support Project (Creative Research) by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) and the BK 21 Plus Project by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). Javeed Mahmood et al., "An Efficient and pH-universal ruthenium-based catalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction," Nature Nanotechnology, (2017).


News Article | March 2, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

- Conference Call at 8:30 a.m. ET Today - DURHAM, N.C., March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel antivirals to address unmet medical needs, today reported financial results and provided a corporate update for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. “Today we are pleased to report the positive outcome from the third cohort of our Single Ascending Dose study of intravenous brincidofovir, which demonstrated continued safety and tolerability at higher doses and further supports brincidofovir’s potential as a potent broad spectrum antiviral,” said Garrett Nichols, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer of Chimerix. “During 2016 we made considerable progress developing the optimal paths forward for oral brincidofovir for short course treatment and advancing intravenous brincidofovir into the clinic.  These developments have positioned the Company well to achieve a number of milestones throughout 2017 that we believe will be instrumental in advancing brincidofovir in order to benefit patients fighting these serious viral infections,” concluded Michelle Berrey, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer. The ability to provide brincidofovir (BCV) in oral and intravenous (IV) formulations enables development across multiple indications and populations with the potential for best-in-class efficacy and safety.  In 28-day animal studies and in single dose administration in healthy subjects, IV BCV has shown the potential for less gastrointestinal (GI) injury compared to oral BCV, even with higher plasma drug concentrations and longer-term dosing.  Additionally, data from animal efficacy studies and AdVise support the continued development of oral BCV for short course treatment of smallpox and adenovirus (AdV). Reported Preliminary Data from Ongoing Phase 1 Dose Escalation Study of IV BCV in Healthy Subjects In this Phase 1 study, a total of 40 healthy subjects have been randomized to receive either a single dose of IV BCV or IV placebo in one of four cohorts: In January 2017, Chimerix announced preliminary data from the first two cohorts of this ongoing Phase 1 study. Today, Chimerix announces preliminary results from the third cohort (IV BCV 50 mg given over 2 hours) of this study. In this ongoing blinded study, a favorable safety and tolerability profile has been observed in all three cohorts completed to date.  Grade 1-2 (on a scale of Grade 1-5) safety laboratory changes were observed in some subjects in the first three dosing cohorts; none were considered clinically significant. No Grade 3 or higher safety laboratory abnormalities were observed for any subjects receiving IV study drug in Cohorts 1, 2 and 3.  In Cohort 3, IV BCV 50 mg or placebo, mild Adverse Events (AEs) were reported that possibly were related to study drug included: a single lower gastrointestinal event of loose stools was reported in one subject, and two other subjects each reported a mild headache that spontaneously resolved. In addition, three subjects had bruising at the site of the IV catheter. IV BCV 50 mg provided plasma drug exposures higher than achieved with oral BCV dosing, and in the range of exposures targeted for treatment indications such as for BK nephropathy. Cohort 4 will explore IV BCV 50 mg or placebo over a longer period of infusion.  Complete clinical and pharmacokinetic data from all four cohorts are expected to be reported during the first half of 2017. On February 23, final data from the AdVise trial of BCV for the treatment of AdV infection in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients was presented at the combined annual meetings of the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) held February 22-26, 2017 in Orlando, FL. The AdVise trial was an open-label, multicenter study designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety and overall tolerability of oral BCV for the treatment of AdV infection. Pediatric and adult subjects were assigned to one of three cohorts: All subjects were to receive 12 weeks of oral BCV and were followed for at least 36 weeks.  This final analysis includes 158 allogeneic HCT recipients assigned to Cohorts A (23 adult and 42 pediatric patients) and B (35 adult and 58 pediatric patients). In the AdVise trial, declines in AdV viral load of ≥2 log c/mL or below the limit of detection at week four were observed in 76 percent of pediatric patients and 45 percent of adult patients.  Notably, this antiviral effect was observed even in HCT recipients who did not yet have immune recovery. In Cohort A, 55 percent of patients with baseline low immunity (CD4 counts <50 cells/μL) achieved ≥2 log c/mL decline or undetectable AdV at week four. In Cohort B, 52 percent of patients with baseline low immunity achieved ≥2 log c/mL decline or undetectable AdV over the same period of time. In patients with disseminated disease, rapid virologic response, defined as undetectable AdV viremia at week six, was associated with nearly double the survival rate and lower AdV-associated mortality compared with subjects who did not have an antiviral response, as summarized in the table below. * Responders defined as subjects with baseline AdV viremia still on study at week six who had undetectable plasma AdV at week six; non-responders defined as subjects who did not achieve the specified cut-off. A Cox model was used to compare mortality at 36 weeks in responders and non-responders. Diarrhea was the most commonly reported treatment-emergent adverse event in AdVise Cohorts A and B, reported at 38 percent of adult and 43 percent of pediatric HCT recipients. Treatment discontinuations related to diarrhea in Cohorts A and B occurred in 5 percent of adult and 6 percent of pediatric patients. Chimerix reported a net loss of $15.0 million, or $0.32 per basic and diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2016. During the same period in 2015, Chimerix recorded a net loss of $37.8 million, or $0.82 per basic and diluted share. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 decreased to $2.0 million, compared to $3.1 million for the same period in 2015. Research and development expenses were $11.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, and $31.8 million for the same period in 2015. General and administrative expenses decreased to $5.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to $9.5 million for the same period in 2015. Loss from operations was $15.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to a loss from operations of $38.2 million for the same period in 2015. Interest income was $416,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to interest income of $381,000 in the same period in 2015. Chimerix's balance sheet as of December 31, 2016, included $278.1 million of capital available to fund operations, no debt and approximately 46.5 million outstanding shares of common stock. Chimerix reported a net loss of $76.4 million, or $1.65 per basic and diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2016. For the year ended December 31, 2015, Chimerix recorded net loss of $117.4 million, or $2.67 per basic and diluted share. Research and development expenses were $58.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to $97.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. General and administrative expenses decreased to $25.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to $31.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. Loss from operations was $78.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to a loss from operations of $118.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. Net interest income was $1.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to net interest income of $0.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. Today's Conference Call and Webcast Chimerix will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results and provide a business update today at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call, please dial 877-354-4056 (domestic) or 678-809-1043 (international) at least five minutes prior to the start time and refer to conference ID 97022450. A live audio webcast of the call and accompanying slides will also be available on the Investors section of Chimerix's website, www.chimerix.com. An archived webcast will be available on the Chimerix website approximately two hours after the event. About Chimerix Chimerix is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering and developing medicines that improve outcomes for immunocompromised patients. Chimerix's proprietary lipid conjugate technology has produced brincidofovir (BCV, CMX001); CMX157, which was licensed to ContraVir Pharmaceuticals; and earlier-stage compounds. Chimerix recently announced a new clinical candidate, CMX521, for the treatment and/or prevention of norovirus. For further information, please visit Chimerix's website, www.chimerix.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the possibility that brincidofovir may not continue to show positive safety and tolerability at higher doses, that Chimerix may not be able to achieve milestones in 2017 to advance the development of brincidofovir, that there may not be a viable continued development path for brincidofovir, that FDA and other regulatory authorities may not approve brincidofovir or brincidofovir-based regimens, and that marketing approvals, if granted, may have significant limitations on their use. As a result, brincidofovir may never be successfully commercialized. In addition, Chimerix may be unable to file for regulatory approval for brincidofovir with other regulatory authorities. These risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks are described more fully in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents subsequently filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.


SINGAPORE, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Investment Systems LLC, a BNY Mellon company, has been selected by NTUC Income ("Income") to deliver a technological transformation of its middle- and back-office for its Investment division. Income will replace its existing legacy technology platforms with Eagle's full suite of data management, investment accounting and performance measurement and attribution solutions. Income is Singapore's largest composite insurer, providing life, health and general insurance products to two million customers across the country. At the end of 2015, it managed assets totaling S$32.4 billion. "We were looking into a technology platform that will support us well into the future, especially one that provides us the flexibility to accommodate new asset classes as we diversify our business," said Andrew Clay, Income's Investment Chief Operating Officer. "We look forward to evolving our daily operations and rapidly adding value to our organization with Eagle's pre-built daily workflow tools and management dashboards." This transformation will provide Income with an accounting book of record (ABOR) and enable it to achieve an investment book of record (IBOR) to aid investment decision-making. The solution will be deployed over Eagle ACCESSSM, Eagle's secure private cloud. John Legrand, Managing Director for Eagle in EMEA and APAC, said, "We are receiving a lot of interest from insurance companies looking to introduce new portfolio management systems to adequately support their evolving business needs. Singapore has long been a key target market for us and we have experienced significant growth since we first opened our office here in 2009. We are therefore delighted to welcome Income to our growing client base in APAC." With offices in Singapore, Beijing, and Sydney, Eagle's business continues to see strong growth in the APAC region.  Eagle's solutions are helping leading financial institutions in the region by providing cloud-based technology and managed service solutions to help firms efficiently manage their investment data. Income Over the last 46 years, Income has served the protection, savings and investment needs of the people in Singapore. Today, it is Singapore's largest composite insurer offering the widest range of life, health and general insurance products. Income also boasts the industry's broadest distribution network to provide insurance access to two million customers across all social segments of Singapore. The company remains committed to its foundational purpose of serving the people of Singapore through insurance that is affordable, accessible and sustainable. The social purpose of maximising value for policyholders continues to be a guiding principle in its decision making. At the end of 2015, it had assets under management of S$32.4billion. Eagle Investment Systems Eagle is committed to helping financial institutions worldwide grow assets efficiently with its award-winning portfolio management suite of data management, investment accounting and performance measurement solutions that are delivered over its secure private cloud, Eagle ACCESSSM. Eagle deploys trusted solutions and services that create operational efficiencies and help reduce complexity and risk. Eagle Investment Systems LLC is a subsidiary of BNY Mellon. Additional information is available at http://www.eagleinvsys.com/ or follow us on Twitter @Eagleinvsys. BNY Mellon BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of December 31, 2016, BNY Mellon had $29.9 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.


News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dime Community Bank (“Dime”) along with St. Nicks Alliance, and New York City Runs Inc. (“NYCRUNS”), jointly announced today that the 2017 Dime McCarren 5K Run will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00am. This marks the second year of Dime’s multiyear commitment to serve as the Title Sponsor of the Dime McCarren 5K Run/Walk for Youth, which benefits local children in North Brooklyn through the St. Nicks Alliance.  Produced by St. Nicks Alliance and NYCRUNS since inception in 2012, the McCarren 5K has grown into one of the most popular road races in Brooklyn, attracting over 700 participants. This event’s proceeds benefit a variety of St. Nicks Alliance education initiatives, such as:  literacy immersion, the BK Story Voyager, summer camp enrichment activities, etc. “We are happy to have the continued support of Dime as our Title Sponsor,” said Jose Leon, St. Nicks Alliance Deputy Executive Director.  “Dime’s commitment helps us to provide critical educational services to those in need in North Brooklyn and ensure all children succeed in school.” “We are proud to partner with St. Nicks Alliance and NYCRUNS to ensure the ongoing success and growth of this popular event, which will help transform the lives of so many individuals in this area,” said Kenneth J. Mahon, Dime President & Chief Executive Officer. “Dime’s well-known reputation as a community bank in the North Brooklyn area certainly helped raise awareness of this event,” said Steve Lastoe, NYCRUNS President.  “We look forward to another great road race this year.” For more information about the Dime McCarren 5K, visit nycruns.com/dm5k. Dime Community Bank, founded in 1864, is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM), a publicly-owned company.  Dime has 27 branches located throughout Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Nassau County, New York. For more information, go to www.dime.com. St. Nicks Alliance is a nonprofit, non-sectarian community development organization celebrating 42 years of community development in North Brooklyn. St. Nicks Alliance seeks to build community, transforming lives, children, and people through education, housing, workforce development, and elder care. We do this by delivering impactful services with measurable outcomes. As a civic anchor we carry out this mission within the context of building a sustainable community for all people through the arts, environmental advocacy, and urban planning. To learn more about St. Nicks Alliance and SSA, visit www.stnicksalliance.org and www.schoolsettlement.org. 100% of monies raised will be used for direct program expenses to support children and educational services. Since 2011, NYCRUNS has launched dozens of new running events in New York City and become a partner to many others. Most of our events take place in and around New York City – one of them even finishes at the top of the Empire State Building! We pride ourselves on producing events of the highest quality with a stellar atmosphere. In early 2017, we announced one of the largest road races in New York City, the Queens Half Marathon taking place on November 18th. To learn more, visit www.nyruns.com and www.queenshalf.com.


WEST MELBOURNE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / March 1, 2017 / RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC) will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the results of the fourth quarter and year-end 2016, to be held Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. To participate, connect approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the beginning of the event. Date, Time: March 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM ET Toll Free: 877-407-8031 International: 201-689-8031 Live Webcast: www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=175597 or www.relm.com The replay will be available beginning approximately 2 hours after the completion of the live event, ending at midnight Eastern on April 2, 2017. As an American Manufacturer for almost 70 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced high‑specification two‑way communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Advances include a broad new line of leading digital two‑way radios compliant with APCO Project 25 specifications. RELM's products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under BK Radio and RELM brand names. The Company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida and can be contacted through its web site at www.relm.com or directly at 1‑800‑821‑2900. The Company's common stock trades on the NYSE MKT market under the symbol "RWC". WEST MELBOURNE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / March 1, 2017 / RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC) will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the results of the fourth quarter and year-end 2016, to be held Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. To participate, connect approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the beginning of the event. Date, Time: March 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM ET Toll Free: 877-407-8031 International: 201-689-8031 Live Webcast: www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=175597 or www.relm.com The replay will be available beginning approximately 2 hours after the completion of the live event, ending at midnight Eastern on April 2, 2017. As an American Manufacturer for almost 70 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced high‑specification two‑way communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Advances include a broad new line of leading digital two‑way radios compliant with APCO Project 25 specifications. RELM's products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under BK Radio and RELM brand names. The Company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida and can be contacted through its web site at www.relm.com or directly at 1‑800‑821‑2900. The Company's common stock trades on the NYSE MKT market under the symbol "RWC".


News Article | March 2, 2017
Site: www.PR.com

Introducing Bell Flow Systems' newest range of diaphragm gas meters from Elster. The meters utilise a precision multi-chamber measurement design offering a long term stability. Buckingham, United Kingdom, March 02, 2017 --( The Elster BK range of gas meters feature robust steel construction and are suitable for metering natural gas, town gas, Propane and LPG in most domestic & commercial applications. MID approval ensures these meters have guaranteed low flow performance and EN1359 certification ensures UK safety compliance. All models feature an integrated mechanical totaliser, providing a clear meter reading, although they can be fitted with an IN-Z61 pulse transmitter enabling data to be viewed remotely. Available in a range of sizes from 20mm to 100mm with a maximum compliant working pressure of 0.5 bar and with UK standard connection centres and BS746 threads with coupling options. Buckingham, United Kingdom, March 02, 2017 --( PR.com )-- BK Diaphragm gas flow meters utilise a precision multi-chamber measurement design offering long term accuracy and stability with maintenance free operation.The Elster BK range of gas meters feature robust steel construction and are suitable for metering natural gas, town gas, Propane and LPG in most domestic & commercial applications. MID approval ensures these meters have guaranteed low flow performance and EN1359 certification ensures UK safety compliance.All models feature an integrated mechanical totaliser, providing a clear meter reading, although they can be fitted with an IN-Z61 pulse transmitter enabling data to be viewed remotely.Available in a range of sizes from 20mm to 100mm with a maximum compliant working pressure of 0.5 bar and with UK standard connection centres and BS746 threads with coupling options. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Bell Flow Systems


News Article | February 23, 2017
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VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 23, 2017 / Asiamet Resources Limited ("ARS" or the "Company") (TSX-V and AIM: ARS) is pleased to announce the results of a comprehensive review of all historical exploration data collected within a 3 kilometer radius of the BKM deposit in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia where the Company is currently advancing feasibility studies for the development of a 25,000 tpa SX-EW copper mine. The review assessed the base and precious metal potential at each of the Beruang Kanan West (BKW), Beruang Kanan South (BKS), and BKZ Polymetallic Prospects (BKZ). Significant copper, zinc, and associated base and precious metal mineralization warranting near term drill testing is present on each of the key prospect areas. These prospects are shown on the project location map in Figure 1 and historic results for each prospect area are summarized below. - A well-defined high tenor copper in soil anomaly measuring 800m x 600m is located less than 1km south of BKM and is coincident with copper mineralized sheeted veins and a strong near surface IP geophysical anomaly of similar intensity to the near surface signature at BKM. This hole also intersected near surface high grade gold mineralization as follows: Three scout holes were drilled in 2015, totaling 194.8 meters. The first drill hole BKM30350-01 intersected a barren dyke and was not assayed. Drill holes BKM30500-01 and BKM30625-01 locally intersected moderate to strong copper mineralization, including: - BKM30500-01 - 10.0m @ 2.52% Cu from 19.5m depth - Includes 2m @ 7.45% Cu from 19.5m depth - 3.0m @ 1.45% Cu from 43.5m depth - 3.5m @ 1.04% Cu from 58.5m depth - Multiple copper mineralized sheeted vein zones with wide spread alteration similar to BKM are observed within a 2.5 sqkm area, including exposures along the BKM access road. Three well defined copper in soil anomalies occur coincident with these sheeted vein zones, the largest measuring 1.7km x 1km. - Copper in soil anomalies are coincident with chargeability anomalies identified in IP geophysical surveys. The most prominent chargeability anomaly which replicates the BKM signature is greater than 1 km in strike length. - Historic rock chip sampling of these sheeted vein zones yielded highly anomalous copper values, with individual rock chip samples assaying up to 7.1% Cu. - No previous drilling on two anomalies noted above, and only one hole drilled off the margin of a third extensive (1.7km by 1km) copper in soil anomaly. - Located less than 800m north of BKM a well-defined zinc-lead-copper in soil anomaly measuring 400m by 200m occurs coincident with massive sulphide-bearing outcrops. - Massive base metal sulphide-bearing outcrops are exposed along the main creek with rock channel sampling returning exceptional high grade polymetallic results, including 11.5 meters @ 16.50% Zn, 6.16% Pb, 0.48% Cu, 0.55g/t Au, and 106g/t Ag. - A total of 12 line kilometers of IP and ground magnetic geophysical surveys were completed and six scout holes were drilled in 1999 totaling 871 meters. Three holes (BKZ-1,2, and 3) tested the coincident soil/rock geochemistry and IP chargeability anomaly. - Mineralization occurs within a zone of pervasive alteration, containing barite, carbonate, and gypsum after anhydrite. True thickness is estimated at 50 meters, and mineralized outcrops indicate at least 100m of strike extent. Significant drill intercepts are summarized in Table 1. Notes: Grade intercepts are calculated as a weighted average grade (uncut). NSA-No Significant Assay True widths are interpreted to be between 80-100% of the reported lengths, unless otherwise stated. The BKW and BKS prospects display similar characteristics to the BKM deposit and represent potentially highly attractive resource expansion targets immediately adjacent to the proposed BKM mine. The BKZ prospect represents a potential stand-alone high value polymetallic target. An initial scout drill program is proposed for each area in Q2-Q3, 2017 to confirm the width and continuity of the mineralization. Any potentially economic areas will be fast tracked to resource delineation drilling, as this may have a material impact on mine life and development planning for the BKM project. "Asiamet has always been very excited by the substantial exploration potential in the wider BK area, however, it has been critical for the Company to focus its efforts on progressing the development of the BKM deposit over the past two years. As the feasibility study on BKM is now in full swing and advancing to plan, we have taken the opportunity to re-assess and prioritize those targets, with the potential to materially impact the BKM mine life and development schedule. With elevated base and precious metals extending over more than five square kilometers in the soils, and high grade mineralization reporting from a number of discrete zones associated with favorable geology, we are looking forward to more fully testing these targets and demonstrating the wider Resource potential of the BK area." Data disclosed in this press release have been reviewed and verified by ARS's qualified person, Stephen Hughes, P. Geo, Vice President Exploration of the Company and a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101 and for the purposes of the AIM Rules. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, For further information, please contact: Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the Company's current expectations and estimates. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan," "expect," "project," "intend," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "suggest," "indicate," and other similar words or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results implied or expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others: the actual results of current exploration activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing; and fluctuations in metal prices. There may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. To view the graphic, please click here. Figure 1: Location map showing Beruang Kanan project area, and the four main prospects BKM, BKW, BKS and BKZ To view the graphic, please click here. To view the graphic, please click here. VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 23, 2017 / Asiamet Resources Limited ("ARS" or the "Company") (TSX-V and AIM: ARS) is pleased to announce the results of a comprehensive review of all historical exploration data collected within a 3 kilometer radius of the BKM deposit in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia where the Company is currently advancing feasibility studies for the development of a 25,000 tpa SX-EW copper mine. The review assessed the base and precious metal potential at each of the Beruang Kanan West (BKW), Beruang Kanan South (BKS), and BKZ Polymetallic Prospects (BKZ). Significant copper, zinc, and associated base and precious metal mineralization warranting near term drill testing is present on each of the key prospect areas. These prospects are shown on the project location map in Figure 1 and historic results for each prospect area are summarized below. - A well-defined high tenor copper in soil anomaly measuring 800m x 600m is located less than 1km south of BKM and is coincident with copper mineralized sheeted veins and a strong near surface IP geophysical anomaly of similar intensity to the near surface signature at BKM. This hole also intersected near surface high grade gold mineralization as follows: Three scout holes were drilled in 2015, totaling 194.8 meters. The first drill hole BKM30350-01 intersected a barren dyke and was not assayed. Drill holes BKM30500-01 and BKM30625-01 locally intersected moderate to strong copper mineralization, including: - BKM30500-01 - 10.0m @ 2.52% Cu from 19.5m depth - Includes 2m @ 7.45% Cu from 19.5m depth - 3.0m @ 1.45% Cu from 43.5m depth - 3.5m @ 1.04% Cu from 58.5m depth - Multiple copper mineralized sheeted vein zones with wide spread alteration similar to BKM are observed within a 2.5 sqkm area, including exposures along the BKM access road. Three well defined copper in soil anomalies occur coincident with these sheeted vein zones, the largest measuring 1.7km x 1km. - Copper in soil anomalies are coincident with chargeability anomalies identified in IP geophysical surveys. The most prominent chargeability anomaly which replicates the BKM signature is greater than 1 km in strike length. - Historic rock chip sampling of these sheeted vein zones yielded highly anomalous copper values, with individual rock chip samples assaying up to 7.1% Cu. - No previous drilling on two anomalies noted above, and only one hole drilled off the margin of a third extensive (1.7km by 1km) copper in soil anomaly. - Located less than 800m north of BKM a well-defined zinc-lead-copper in soil anomaly measuring 400m by 200m occurs coincident with massive sulphide-bearing outcrops. - Massive base metal sulphide-bearing outcrops are exposed along the main creek with rock channel sampling returning exceptional high grade polymetallic results, including 11.5 meters @ 16.50% Zn, 6.16% Pb, 0.48% Cu, 0.55g/t Au, and 106g/t Ag. - A total of 12 line kilometers of IP and ground magnetic geophysical surveys were completed and six scout holes were drilled in 1999 totaling 871 meters. Three holes (BKZ-1,2, and 3) tested the coincident soil/rock geochemistry and IP chargeability anomaly. - Mineralization occurs within a zone of pervasive alteration, containing barite, carbonate, and gypsum after anhydrite. True thickness is estimated at 50 meters, and mineralized outcrops indicate at least 100m of strike extent. Significant drill intercepts are summarized in Table 1. Notes: Grade intercepts are calculated as a weighted average grade (uncut). NSA-No Significant Assay True widths are interpreted to be between 80-100% of the reported lengths, unless otherwise stated. The BKW and BKS prospects display similar characteristics to the BKM deposit and represent potentially highly attractive resource expansion targets immediately adjacent to the proposed BKM mine. The BKZ prospect represents a potential stand-alone high value polymetallic target. An initial scout drill program is proposed for each area in Q2-Q3, 2017 to confirm the width and continuity of the mineralization. Any potentially economic areas will be fast tracked to resource delineation drilling, as this may have a material impact on mine life and development planning for the BKM project. "Asiamet has always been very excited by the substantial exploration potential in the wider BK area, however, it has been critical for the Company to focus its efforts on progressing the development of the BKM deposit over the past two years. As the feasibility study on BKM is now in full swing and advancing to plan, we have taken the opportunity to re-assess and prioritize those targets, with the potential to materially impact the BKM mine life and development schedule. With elevated base and precious metals extending over more than five square kilometers in the soils, and high grade mineralization reporting from a number of discrete zones associated with favorable geology, we are looking forward to more fully testing these targets and demonstrating the wider Resource potential of the BK area." Data disclosed in this press release have been reviewed and verified by ARS's qualified person, Stephen Hughes, P. Geo, Vice President Exploration of the Company and a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101 and for the purposes of the AIM Rules. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, For further information, please contact: Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the Company's current expectations and estimates. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan," "expect," "project," "intend," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "suggest," "indicate," and other similar words or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results implied or expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others: the actual results of current exploration activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing; and fluctuations in metal prices. There may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. To view the graphic, please click here. Figure 1: Location map showing Beruang Kanan project area, and the four main prospects BKM, BKW, BKS and BKZ To view the graphic, please click here. To view the graphic, please click here.

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