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Bryant University is a private university, located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, U.S., that grants the degrees of bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and master's degrees in business, taxation and accounting. Until August 2004, it was known as Bryant College. Bryant comprises the College of Arts and science and the College of Business, and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the AACSB International. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 2, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

Daniels-Carter, who also serves as a director on the Green Bay Packers and various other corporate boards, has been active with AAA for 22 years both in her home state of Wisconsin and nationally. She has served on multiple board committees and, most recently as audit committee chair, leading the efforts to raise the association's collective preparedness in cybersecurity. She was elected vice chair of the AAA board in 2015. "As a visionary and committed AAA leader, Valerie will serve the organization well, building and expanding upon the trust our members have placed in the brand for more than a century," said Marshall Doney, president and CEO of AAA. "Valerie has played an integral role in the AAA federation, putting her considerable business acumen to work on behalf of the organization and its members. And I know that as our new chair, Valerie will help ensure AAA remains a vital part of our members' daily lives." A nationally known business leader, Daniels-Carter started her franchise empire with one Burger King restaurant in 1982 and built her company into a 137-unit, multi-brand organization. A talented basketball player in her own right, Daniels-Carter has teamed up with one of the NBA's most famous and valuable players, Shaquille O'Neal, to expand the horizons of Auntie Anne's Famous Pretzels. Together, they have opened 30 new locations nationwide. "I view myself as a market innovator and I look forward to helping lead the ongoing innovation and the expansion of AAA," continued Daniels-Carter. Along with electing Daniels-Carter chair, AAA elected as vice chair, William A. Mekrut of Lincoln, Rhode Island. And joining the board for a three year term is Anthony J. Buzzelli, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Incoming Vice Chair Mekrut is vice president of finance for FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial and industrial property insurers. He was elected to the AAA national board of directors in April 2015 and has served on the board of AAA Southern New England, now AAA Northeast, since 2008. Additionally, he serves on the holding companies affiliated with AAA Northeast – AAA Motor Club Holdings and Red Rooster Investment Company. Mekrut earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Providence College and a master's degree from Bryant University. Daniels-Carter has been awarded a number of distinguishing honors including the Business Woman of the Year Frazier Network; Northwood University, Distinguished Business Leader Award; Trailblazer Award from North Milwaukee State Bank; Entrepreneurial Spirit Award presented at the Multicultural Prism Awards; Essence magazine's Top 10 Black Female Entrepreneurs; and Black Enterprise magazine's Women of the B.E. 100. Her company, V & J has received awards such as the Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses (Working Woman Magazine); Top 200 Restaurants in the U.S. (Restaurant Finance Monitor); and numerous other accolades, both locally and nationally. As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 57 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/renowned-entrepreneur-valerie-daniels-carter-elected-board-chair-of-aaa-300449069.html


News Article | April 21, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Bombardier Inc. a annoncé aujourd'hui la nomination de Jeff Hutchinson au poste de chef de la direction de l'information. Il relèvera de John Di Bert, vice-président principal et chef de la direction financière, Bombardier Inc. À ce poste, M. Hutchinson aura pour responsabilité de diriger les activités Technologies de l'information (TI) ainsi que les fonctions Actifs numériques et Cybersécurité de Bombardier à l'échelle mondiale. En cette qualité, il aura la responsabilité d'établir un solide portefeuille de stratégies, services et offres TI de calibre international pour soutenir les objectifs 2020 et le plan stratégique à long terme de Bombardier. « Jeff a l'expérience et les qualifications requises pour diriger la transformation de notre structure TI en mettant l'accent sur l'amélioration de la performance, le développement des synergies et la construction de la meilleure structure TI possible, a dit M. Di Bert. Au delà de cet impressionnant parcours, Jeff apporte chez Bombardier une approche de la technologie axée sur le client, ainsi qu'une passion pour permettre à des entreprises comme la nôtre d'améliorer la croissance rentable par leur transformation numérique. » Jeff cumule plus de 30 ans d'expérience en direction et transformation de structures TI de grandes entreprises matricielles, y compris Honeywell, Maple Leaf Foods, SAP et Danone/Dannon. Tout au long de sa carrière, Jeff s'est efforcé de tirer le meilleur parti des processus leaders, des actifs numériques, de la technologie et de la collaboration afin de permettre d'améliorer les performances commerciales, la rentabilité et la croissance d'entreprises. Jeff est titulaire d'un baccalauréat ès sciences en administration des affaires de Bryant University, d'un MBA de University of New Haven, d'une maîtrise ès sciences en génie logiciel du Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute et d'un doctorat en informatique de Pace University. À propos de Bombardier Bombardier est le leader mondial de la fabrication d'avions et de trains. Regardant vers l'avenir tout en repoussant les limites du présent, Bombardier fait évoluer la mobilité en répondant à la demande mondiale en moyens de transport plus efficaces, plus durables et plus agréables. Notre leadership résulte d'un vaste éventail de véhicules, de services et, surtout, de nos employés.


Bryant University Zhuhai is the first and only American university with a presence in Zhuhai and the only U.S.-China joint business program in the Guangdong Province on the southeast coast. Since 2005, the U.S.-China Institute at Bryant has forged academic, business, and cultural partnerships that have provided students and faculty with broad global experiences. The graduating students will receive a Bryant University degree. "Campus Management was the best cloud-based SIS provider to help us move from numerous manual processes to increased operational efficiency," said Bryant University CIO, Chuck LoCurto. "In less than 90 days, CampusNexus Student was implemented and already engaging international students, which is faster than anything we could have imagined. It's already saving the Zhuhai campus staff time and reducing errors." Campus Management Corp. implemented CampusNexus Student using CampusNexus Cloud for the Bryant University Zhuhai campus. CampusNexus Student has been enhanced with features and functionality that provide an innovative user experience. Even though the Bryant University Zhuhai program will be taught in English, CampusNexus Student allows institutions to configure their portal in multiple language according to their preference. "Education is nation building, and we are thrilled that Bryant University Zhuhai chose Campus Management to help them solve the challenges that come with expanding an international program," said Campus Management CEO, Jim Milton. "We were able to leverage our experience of deploying solutions in 20 countries to quickly get CampusNexus Student operational and helping students in China achieve success." Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Its next-generation suite, CampusNexus, includes enterprise-wide Student, CRM, and Finance, HR & Payroll solutions. Today, more than 2,000 campuses in 20 countries partner with Campus Management to transform academic delivery, student success and operational efficiency. Bryant University Zhuhai is situated on the 800-acre campus of Beijing Institute of Technology Zhuhai and houses the only U.S.-China joint four-year undergraduate business degree program in China. The academic program for Chinese as well as U.S. students mirrors the vigor and quality of Bryant's nationally recognized curriculum.


The Long Island Capital Alliance ("LICA"), Long Island's leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the presenting companies, investor panelists and keynote speaker for its Cybersecuirty Capital Forum to be held on Friday, June 9, 2017. The capital forum will feature presentations by four companies which have connections to the Long Island region and are building business around innovative cybersecurity technology. At the capital forum, each company will present to an audience that will include venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and angel and high net worth investors. The companies selected by LICA for presentation at the capital forum possess valuable technologies to secure information and intellectual property or protect data privacy, with meaningful catalysts for growth. A panel of cybersecurity industry investment professionals will be on hand to review the presentations, offer their insights on the presenters' commercial viability and prospects for market success and provide expert commentary on investment conditions in the cybersecirty sector. Lee Noriega is a founding member of Oxford Solutions, a global Managed Security Services provider that monitors and manages customers' security operations. Mr. Noriega has spent more than 30 years as a cybersecurity professional for the government and in commercial organizations. After retiring from the U.S. Navy as a Network Security Officer, he identified and tracked cyber attackers around the world for the FBI. The following investment professionals will participate in the investor panel at the Cybersecurity Capital Forum: William Reinisch, Venture Partner, Paladin Capital Group: Mr. Reinisch is responsible for the investment activities in the New York office of Paladin Capital. He is also the CEO and Founder of XIV River. He specializes in strategy and investments for the high tech industry. He was most previously the Vice President of Strategy and Technology with Motorola. He earned an MBA from Fordham University and a B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.). John Stack, Managing Director, Aerospace Leader, The McLean Group: Mr. Stack, has 25+ years' global strategy, business development and M&A experience focusing on publicly-held and private companies. He previously was VP, Strategy & Business Development and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Cessna Aircraft Company, where he led the Columbia Aircraft acquisition. Prior to that, he was Director, Strategy Development & International at Textron. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Bryant University and an MBA from Fordham University. Michael Beck, Independent Angel Investor: Mr. Beck is an angel investor and the principal of EX Consulting LLC, an advisory group that performs scalability and stability assessments of entrepreneurial companies in healthcare, finance, wealth management and cybersecurity. Michael is also the founder of Medox Technologies Inc, a healthcare SAAS security platform. He holds a B.A. and MBA from Columbia University. GTop Group Corp.: GTop's Media Maestro is a big data and active surveillance solution for monitoring of emails, satellite imagery, social networks, security systems, websites and apps, security databases, and video recordings. Additional information is available at www.gtopgroup.com. IP Video Corporation: IP Video Corporation develops enterprise-class IP video management and command center software applications. An industry pioneer since its introduction of one of the first network-based surveillance recording solutions, IPVideo Corporation is now at the forefront of developing unique, innovative solutions that harness the power of IP video technology. Additional information is available at www.ipvideocorp.com. Mission Solutions Group: Mission Solutions Group's products provide dedicated mission critical infrastructure and services support around the world to the U.S. Government. Additional information is available at www.missionsolutionsgroup.com. Code DX: Code DX has an affordable and easy-to-use software vulnerability management system. Additional information is available at www.codedx.com. LICA is hosting the Cybersecurity Capital Forum on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY, 11747. The capital forum provides an opportunity to meet capital providers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for cybersecurity and related technology and services companies. Since 1984, the Long Island Capital Alliance (www.licapital.org), formerly known as Long Island Venture Group, has been promoting business growth on Long Island. LICA seeks to create a productive and business-friendly environment that will afford area businesses access to the resources necessary to compete successfully in today's markets. LICA serves as a focal point for the exchange of ideas among new and existing business enterprises, successful entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Through quarterly capital forums and special meetings, LICA brings together members of the region's business community, and has been recognized as the place to turn to when small businesses need equity, debt, or other financing, or for investors to find an attractive investment opportunity. LICA's mission is to encourage economic development on Long Island by facilitating capital formation for a broad range of companies in various industries, from early stage to mature, middle market, closely held and publicly-traded businesses. LICA accomplishes this primarily through education, networking, quarterly capital forums, periodic special educational meetings, and alliances with other regional organizations. LICA brings together members of the region's business community and serves as the finance arm for significant local business and organizations. For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online at www.licapital.org.


News Article | May 25, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., today announced that Jean Bua, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., has been elected as an independent director to CoreSite’s board of directors, effective May 24, 2017. Adding Ms. Bua to the board increases CoreSite’s board to 8 members. “We are pleased to have Jean join CoreSite’s board,” said Robert Stuckey, Chairman of CoreSite’s Board of Directors. “Jean’s unique mix of both technology and REIT experience, complemented by her financial acumen, will be a valuable addition to our Board and Audit Committee.” Ms. Bua is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. In this role, she is responsible for investor relations, treasury, financial planning and analysis, real estate development, accounting, and compliance. Before joining NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., Ms. Bua served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of American Tower Corporation. Prior to American Tower, Ms. Bua spent nine years at Iron Mountain, Inc., concluding as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Worldwide Controller. Previously, she held senior positions at Duracraft Corp. and Keithley Instruments, and she was a management consultant at Ernst & Young and an auditor at KPMG. “I’m excited to be part of this rapidly growing organization and look forward to making a great contribution to CoreSite’s continued success,” Ms. Bua said. Ms. Bua earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Bryant University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions to a growing customer ecosystem across eight key North American markets. More than 1,000 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 400+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options — all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships. For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com. This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "intends," "plans," "pro forma," "estimates" or "anticipates" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and that do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and contingencies, many of which are beyond CoreSite's control that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. These risks include, without limitation: any adverse developments in local economic conditions or the demand for data center space in these markets; operational difficulties, including difficulties relating to information systems, internal processes and information security; significant industry competition; financial market fluctuations; and other factors affecting the real estate industry generally. All forward-looking statements reflect CoreSite's good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, but they are not guarantees of future performance. Furthermore, CoreSite disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause CoreSite's future results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in CoreSite's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by CoreSite from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Four Cybersecurity Companies to Present; Key Note Speaker: Lee Noriega, Co-Founder of Melville, NY-based Oxford Solutions MELVILLE, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 23, 2017 / The Long Island Capital Alliance ("LICA"), Long Island's leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the presenting companies, investor panelists and keynote speaker for its Cybersecuirty Capital Forum to be held on Friday, June 9, 2017. The capital forum will feature presentations by four companies which have connections to the Long Island region and are building business around innovative cybersecurity technology. At the capital forum, each company will present to an audience that will include venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and angel and high net worth investors. The companies selected by LICA for presentation at the capital forum possess valuable technologies to secure information and intellectual property or protect data privacy, with meaningful catalysts for growth. A panel of cybersecurity industry investment professionals will be on hand to review the presentations, offer their insights on the presenters' commercial viability and prospects for market success and provide expert commentary on investment conditions in the cybersecirty sector. Lee Noriega is a founding member of Oxford Solutions, a global Managed Security Services provider that monitors and manages customers' security operations. Mr. Noriega has spent more than 30 years as a cybersecurity professional for the government and in commercial organizations. After retiring from the U.S. Navy as a Network Security Officer, he identified and tracked cyber attackers around the world for the FBI. The following investment professionals will participate in the investor panel at the Cybersecurity Capital Forum: William Reinisch, Venture Partner, Paladin Capital Group: Mr. Reinisch is responsible for the investment activities in the New York office of Paladin Capital. He is also the CEO and Founder of XIV River. He specializes in strategy and investments for the high tech industry. He was most previously the Vice President of Strategy and Technology with Motorola. He earned an MBA from Fordham University and a B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.). John Stack, Managing Director, Aerospace Leader, The McLean Group: Mr. Stack, has 25+ years' global strategy, business development and M&A experience focusing on publicly-held and private companies. He previously was VP, Strategy & Business Development and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Cessna Aircraft Company, where he led the Columbia Aircraft acquisition. Prior to that, he was Director, Strategy Development & International at Textron. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Bryant University and an MBA from Fordham University. Michael Beck, Independent Angel Investor: Mr. Beck is an angel investor and the principal of EX Consulting LLC, an advisory group that performs scalability and stability assessments of entrepreneurial companies in healthcare, finance, wealth management and cybersecurity. Michael is also the founder of Medox Technologies Inc, a healthcare SAAS security platform. He holds a B.A. and MBA from Columbia University. GTop Group Corp.: GTop's Media Maestro is a big data and active surveillance solution for monitoring of emails, satellite imagery, social networks, security systems, websites and apps, security databases, and video recordings. Additional information is available at www.gtopgroup.com. IP Video Corporation: IP Video Corporation develops enterprise-class IP video management and command center software applications. An industry pioneer since its introduction of one of the first network-based surveillance recording solutions, IPVideo Corporation is now at the forefront of developing unique, innovative solutions that harness the power of IP video technology. Additional information is available at www.ipvideocorp.com. Mission Solutions Group: Mission Solutions Group's products provide dedicated mission critical infrastructure and services support around the world to the U.S. Government. Additional information is available at www.missionsolutionsgroup.com. Code DX: Code DX has an affordable and easy-to-use software vulnerability management system. Additional information is available at www.codedx.com. LICA is hosting the Cybersecurity Capital Forum on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY, 11747. The capital forum provides an opportunity to meet capital providers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for cybersecurity and related technology and services companies. Since 1984, the Long Island Capital Alliance ( ), formerly known as Long Island Venture Group, has been promoting business growth on Long Island. LICA seeks to create a productive and business-friendly environment that will afford area businesses access to the resources necessary to compete successfully in today's markets. LICA serves as a focal point for the exchange of ideas among new and existing business enterprises, successful entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Through quarterly capital forums and special meetings, LICA brings together members of the region's business community, and has been recognized as the place to turn to when small businesses need equity, debt, or other financing, or for investors to find an attractive investment opportunity. LICA's mission is to encourage economic development on Long Island by facilitating capital formation for a broad range of companies in various industries, from early stage to mature, middle market, closely held and publicly-traded businesses. LICA accomplishes this primarily through education, networking, quarterly capital forums, periodic special educational meetings, and alliances with other regional organizations. LICA brings together members of the region's business community and serves as the finance arm for significant local business and organizations. For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online at www.licapital.org.


News Article | May 11, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

The competition allows for extensive learning opportunities. Individual students or teams of two are sent a fictional case study and (1) initially develop a personal financial plan following submission guidelines, (2) as a semi-finalist present the plan via webinar to a panel of financial professionals and finally (3) as a finalist explain their conclusions live in front of experienced consultants. “Education is the underlying factor in our competition,” advises IARFC Chairman H. Stephen Bailey, RFC®. “Students need to understand how to present to a real client, in the real world with a real case scenario. Developing a financial plan is the core of what we do.” The National Financial Plan Competition relies on Corporate Sponsorship and individual sponsorship from its members. These members are very interested in helping students in financial programs have a problem solving real world experience – the financial plan being a basic product for a client. The competition also provides opportunities for students to network and gain insight from successful financial services professionals. “I definitely encourage it,” explains 2016 Comp winner Molly Funk of Bryant University from Smithfield, RI. “It was a really great learning experience for me. I found out things I never knew were possible that were applicable to everyday life. I was able to discuss with my parents and converse with them in an educated way.” The IARFC is now accepting participation agreements from educators who feel this is a challenge and a worthwhile project for their students. Deadline for Participation Agreements and Registration Fees is September 1, 2017. In 2018 the finalist, accompanied by their professor, will be presenting their plans in person to a panel of judges in Asheville, NC at the IARFC 2018 Biltmore Conference, April 17-19. Deadline for Plan Submission by students is November 20, 2017. To find out more information or register for the 2018 Competition, contact us at plancomp(at)iarfc(dot)org.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.forbes.com

Has there ever been this much bullishness in equity markets? The reflationary trade has pushed US and UK stock markets to fresh highs, with the Dow Jones, S&P 500, Nasdaq, FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 all notching up new records today despite the renewed prospect of an interest rate hike in the US next month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average  (DJIA) breached 20,000 for the first time on January 25. And, after fading at the end of last month it would appear to have now broken free. But what's next for the index? Neil Wilson, a market strategist at brokerage ETX Capital in London, said back then in late January that it would “not be long” before a level of 21,000 was in sight. He was not far wrong. Today the major U.S. blue-chip index just needed to rise a little over 2% to reach that level. At 12.04pm EST this Wednesday the index was up 78.22 (+0.38%) at 20,582.63 points. Compared to this time one year ago - when it stood at 16,196.41 on February 16, 2016  - it is up a tad over 27% over that time and an impressive 4,386.22 points to the good. The prospect of higher rates being announced by the Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee (FOMC), which convenes its next meeting on March 14-15 and will include a Summary of Economic Projections and a press conference by the Chair, and loosening of bank regulation means financials will likely continue to lead the assault. “The odds of the Fed hiking rates again in March improved after inflation accelerated to a five-year high of 2.5% and retail sales smashed expectations,” said Wilson at the FCA-regulated brokerage in The City of London. He added: “The data points to interest rates rising sooner rather than later as we see signs the US economy is getting hot. Fed chair Janet Yellen’s testimony in Congress is further fuelling expectations that we are back on for March and the market is pricing in a roughly 40% chance [of a hike].” In remarks this week (February 14/15) before the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in Washington, D.C., Yellen noted that since her appearance before the Committee in June last year, that the US economy has continued to make progress toward the Fed’s “dual-mandate objectives of maximum employment and price stability.” In the labor market, job gains averaged 190,000 per month over the second half of 2016, and the number of jobs rose an additional 227,000 in January. These gains brought the total increase in employment since its trough in early 2010 to nearly 16 million. Additionally, the unemployment rate, which stood at 4.8% this January, is more than 5 percentage points lower than where it stood at its peak in 2010 and “now in line with the median of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) participants’ estimates of its longer-run normal level.” In relation to monetary policy, Yellen stated in her closing comments: “The economic outlook is uncertain, and monetary policy is not on a pre-set course. FOMC participants will adjust their assessments of the appropriate path for the Federal funds rate in response to changes to the economic outlook and associated risks as informed by incoming data.” But remember too that the market had been waiting to see what Donald Trump’s tax and spending plans were comprised of. This has the potential to do some serious disruption and send equities soaring again, led by banks and cyclicals, while also fuelling further gains for the US dollar off the back of anticipated rate hikes. Bang on cue, and no doubt with an “eye to outshine” Yellen according to Wilson, Trump offered a tantalizing foretaste of planned tax reforms that sent the Dow soaring to new record highs today as the London market came to a close. The DJIA bounced off the 20,604 level after the US President stated that he will greatly reduce taxes. Markets are taking this as the fodder they need for a fresh pop higher in equities. “He was short on details but based on what we've seen so far from this radical president there is no reason to think that the tax plans will be anything less than a major shift in US fiscal policy,” Wilson remarked. “Major pro-business tax reform has been on the cards but today’s comments reiterate his intentions.” The gains today on the Dow are not quite so spectacular as attention was on Yellen’s testimony, but the US blue-chip index is being led higher by Procter & Gamble, which rose more than 3% to $90.65 at 2.02pm in New York after activist investor Nelson Pelz took a $3 billion stake in the firm. On the FTSE 100 in London, the heavy lifting was being done by the banks, which are rising on the prospect of global interest rates moving higher. Ahead of earnings from the ‘Big 5’ banks next week, investors are showing plenty of bullishness around the sector. Barclays and HSBC have both been on a tear since Brexit and there is even a touch more optimism around embattled Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) of late as it starts to see some light at the end of a very long and dark tunnel. Conduct charges and fines are eating up less of banks’ profits now and with reflation the name of the game the outlook seems to be improving. A word of caution though for investors. The strong performance of US equities in recent weeks has brought comparisons to the ‘melt-up’ in 1999. A melt up is a sudden jump in the market resulting from investors rushing in as they fear missing out on a big rally. Some like Dr Wallace Wormley, Harvard Ph.D.-educated and founder of private investment consultancy OSPARA that provides a range of investment consulting solutions to institutional clients and family offices, recently noted that this was a speculative increase in asset prices and unhealthy since it leaves the market “vulnerable to sharp downdrafts.” It might well be a case of irrational exuberance. Peter Nigro, Professor and Chair of the Finance Department at Bryant University (Smithfield, R.I), said at the back end of last year that it was "somewhat impossible" to truly predict how markets will settle into a Trump presidency given the ambiguity of some of his positions. In terms of the number of rate hikes Nigro said this will depend on the “economic tea leaves” before the FOMC’s meetings. That said, prior to the last hike, Nigro, who trained as a labor economist and worked in Washington, D.C. at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury), had been expecting two to three 25 basis points (bps) interest rate rises over 2017. After the FOMC meeting scheduled for this March the market will have to wait until May 2-3 for the committee to convene again. Banks clearly like less regulation and would like to see at least some parts of the Dodd-Frank Act go away, which Trump slammed as a “disaster” late this January and vowed to “do a big number” on it soon. Dodd-Frank was enacted back in 2010 as President Obama administration's response to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and to prevent the banks making the same mistakes they made around decade ago. The Dow was trading at 1.51pm today just shy of 20,600 at - up 0.42% (+85.57 points). While the bulls tried very hard to push the FTSE in London to a record close at the death, it fell just short. As to whether the Dow can push up towards 21,000 and beyond remains to be seen in the coming days and weeks. But it can’t be discounted although caveat emptor might be the byword.


Ogra P.L.,Bryant University
Ageing Research Reviews | Year: 2010

The development, structural diversification, and functional maturation of mammalian immunologic repertoire at mucosal surfaces and the systemic lymphoid tissue is a remarkably dynamic and continuous process, which begins in early fetal life and eventually culminates in variable degree of senescence or cellular death with advancing age. This brief overview will highlight the status of our current understanding of the ontogeny of mucosal immunologic response. The role of mucosal microflora and other environmental macromolecules in the regulation of mucosal immunity relative to the process of ageing will also be reviewed. © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Scott Van Winter has joined CPG International, LLC, as President of Scranton Products and Vycom. He will provide overall strategic direction and leadership to guide the organization through its next phase of growth with its market-leading brands. CPG’s Vycom and Scranton Products are world leaders in plastics technologies —Vycom with highly engineered Olefin and PVC sheet products designed to replace wood, metal and other traditional materials in a wide variety of applications and Scranton Products, the premier manufacturer of high-density polyethylene partitions and lockers. “This is an exciting time to join the CPG International team, says Van Winter. Vycom and Scranton Products are world class businesses and innovative leaders in the plastics industry. It’s great to be part of the team at CPG led by CEO Jesse Singh and I’m excited about the growth prospects for all of our leading brands.” Van Winter most recently worked at Jindal Films America as Chief Executive Officer & Executive Vice President. His previous experience includes Senior Vice President & General Manager for Toray Plastics America. He has been in the plastics industry for more than 20 years in multiple successful roles and brings broad commercial, operations and leadership experience. Van Winter attended Bryant University, where he received a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts and his MBA degree. For more information about Vycom, visit http://www.vycomplastics.com and to learn more about Scranton Products, go to http://www.scrantonproducts.com. About Scranton Products: For more than 25 years, our premium brands have led the plastic partitions market setting new benchmarks for the industry in quality and delivery. Our well-known brands, including Eclipse Partitions, Hiny Hiders®, Resistall™, Tufftec® and Duralife®, feature the most durable, low maintenance and best looking partitions, lockers and industrial sheet products in the industry. About Vycom:​ Vycom, a division of CPG International, is dedicated to maintaining an environment where quality meets performance. Vycom offers the largest range of products, capabilities and inventory for all your Olefin and PVC needs. For more information, visit http://www.vycomplastics.com.

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