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News Article | May 22, 2017
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An inventor from Brookfield, Ill., wanted to fulfill the need for a covering which could provide privacy when changing clothes in a public setting. The patent-pending PRIVACY SHIELD is convenient, practical, portable, and durable. It eliminates the need to search for public facilities. It also saves time and frustration. In addition, it's great for breastfeeding anywhere. Additionally, it is lightweight, compact, and easily stored. The PRIVACY SHIELD could be produced in various sizes, colors, and eye catching designs. “I wanted to design something that promotes privacy when an individual needs to dress or change while at the beach, health club, park, public showers, bathroom, etc.,” said the inventor. The original design was submitted to the Chicago office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-CIC-218, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com - https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp


HONG KONG, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen hundred policy-makers, academics and industry leaders from more than 55 countries will gather in Hong Kong next month for the city's biggest ever conference on sustainable building and urban development, an event that will focus on sustainable liveable neighbourhoods against a backdrop of expanding megacities in Asia and other parts of the world, the conference organisers said today. The World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong (WSBE17 Hong Kong), running from 5 to 7 June and co-organised by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), forms part of the HKSAR's 20th Anniversary celebrations. Entitled "Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action," the event will see presentations of ground-breaking research, business cases, as well as top findings from the regional conferences that took place in 20 cities worldwide during 2016. While celebrating 20 years since the Handover, this event looks forward to the next 20 years, not just in Hong Kong but across Asia and with a global context. In Asia, the rapid urbanisation underscores the importance of sustainable built environments on various scales, particularly the rising trend of green and liveable neighbourhoods. For these, diverse considerations in terms of smart urban planning, building design, eco-friendly construction materials, connectivity, quality of life, and other sustainable infrastructure features are entailed. Since 1997, the urban population in Mainland China has grown by around 400 million and now accounts for almost 60% of its population, up from about a third. The Pearl River Delta which includes Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zuhai and Macau already has a combined population of almost 70 million. And it's not just China. High-density urban environments are also seen elsewhere in Asia, such as in Tokyo, Jakarta and New Delhi. Being the strategic gateway to China and the commercial epicenter of the world, Hong Kong is a perfect platform for experts from all regions to share their insights on this drastic urbanisation. Against this backdrop, the business implications of the Paris Climate Agreement and universal Sustainable Development Goals advocated by the United Nations are high up on the conference agenda. International climate change authority Christiana FIGUERES, Vice-Chair, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, and representatives of the UN Environment will facilitate dialogue with policy-makers to collaborate on business actions for a decarbonised economy. As well, there will be more than 450 world-class speakers delivering over 100 sessions discussing different industry practices and business case studies for actions towards a sustainable built environment. Ir Conrad WONG, Chairman of the WSBE17 Hong Kong Organising Committee, said: "As a hub of global business, Hong Kong is an ideal location to invigorate business dialogue to address the urban environmental challenges around the world. The Conference is made up of hundreds of submissions from industry experts, academia, as well as commercial institutions as visionary business leaders see the opportunity to capitalise on sustainable building concepts. We expected that WSBE17 Hong Kong will create impactful action with the support of both the public and commercial sector. Pressing environmental issues also entail to vast business opportunities for the green building industry." Cities around the world are committed to achieving their own carbon reduction targets set for 2030 or 2050, and are drawing up detailed technical plans for sustainable city development. Government and institutional representatives from Mainland China, Singapore, Germany, Sweden as well as Hong Kong will share visions of their future cities. "We are honoured that Hong Kong is the host city of this year's conference to lead global action against climate change. The conference theme 'Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action' suggests that the development of sustainable buildings has evolved from innovative designs of individual buildings to holistic urban planning that integrates different types of architectures, in order to put sustainable development concept into real actions," said Mr Eric MA, Secretary for Development, Government of the HKSAR. "The Government is promoting 'Smart City' concept at full strength with Kowloon East as a pilot area for developing a smart, low-carbon, sustainable and liveable community by the adoption of technologies in green city planning. We look forward to sharing views with the local and overseas experts during the conference for ushering in a new era of global sustainable built environment," Mr Ma continued. The Hong Kong government's "Hong Kong's 2030+" urban development study is now in progress. It represents the government's vision, policy and strategy for the development of the city beyond 2030 that promotes low-carbon smart economy and living. Meanwhile, China pledged to peak its carbon dioxide emissions between 2025 and 2030 as a part of its commitment to the Paris agreement, and is already on track to beat this goal. Conference to focus on innovative and practical solutions With a focus on delivering practical solutions, the event will put a spotlight on innovation in climate responsive architecture. World-renowned climate engineering companies and research institutes will discuss topics such as how they adopt sophisticated analytic tools and smart technologies to modify a building or urban environment in response to changes in the surrounding environment. "Over the years, we have incubated different zero-carbon building concepts around the Hong Kong cityscape. And we know that, in a compact and highly urbanised city like Hong Kong, indoor activities account for 90% of electricity consumption. This brings both challenges and opportunities for sustainable city development. Innovative building and design concepts have great potential resolve urban challenges by enhancing resource management and energy use efficiency," said Mr CHAN Ka-kui, Chairman of Construction Industry Council. WSBE17 Hong Kong is funded by the CIC. "BEAM Plus certified green buildings in Hong Kong saved over 300,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, equivalent to 14 million trees planted. Buildings are designed to provide better living and environment for the people. A series of community activities will take place during the conference aiming to promote low-carbon lifestyle and behavioural change. We believe smarter building designs and greener building management together with the concerted efforts of the community will keep us on track in reducing carbon emission per capita by a maximum of 36% to 3.8 tonnes by 2030 from the level in 2005," said Sr Bay WONG, Chairman of Hong Kong Green Building Council. The reduction target was set by the Hong Kong Climate Action Plan 2030+ and published in January 2017. BEAM Plus is a locally developed green building assessment scheme established in 2010, tailor-made for the high-rise, high density built environment of sub-tropical climate in Hong Kong. Note: Please click here to see the full agenda of the conference and register for a media pass. The Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) series began in 2000 and is now the pre-eminent international conference series on sustainable building and construction. The series operates on a three-year cycle with planning in year one, regional conferences in year two and a global conference in year three. Albeit strong competition, Hong Kong won the hosting right of the 2015-2017 cycle global conference, which will conclude the conference cycle by embracing all the top findings from the 20 regional conferences held in 2016. With the theme of "Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action", WSBE17 Hong Kong will bring together 1,800 green building advocates, policy-makers, academics, and industry practitioners from 55 countries. The three-day event includes Keynotes, Plenary Session on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Roundtable and over 100 parallel sessions, with an exhibition alongside. The Construction Industry Council (CIC) was formed in 2007 under the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap. 587). The CIC consists of a chairman and 24 members representing various sectors of the industry including employers, professionals, academics, contractors, workers, independent persons and Government officials. The main functions of the CIC are to forge consensus on long-term strategic issues, convey the industry's needs and aspirations to the Government, provide professional training and registration services, and serve as a communication channel between the Government and the construction industry. The Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) is a nonprofit, member led organisation established in 2009 with the vision to help save the planet and improve the wellbeing of the people of Hong Kong by transforming the city into a greener built environment. The Founding Members of the HKGBC include the Construction Industry Council (CIC), the Business Environment Council (BEC), the BEAM Society Limited (BSL) and the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC). Its mission is to lead market transformation by advocating green policies to the Government; introducing green building practices to all stakeholders; setting design, construction and management standards for the building profession; and promoting green living to the people of Hong Kong.


News Article | May 25, 2017
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HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - May 25, 2017) - SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (TSX:SGQ)(HKSE:1878) ("SouthGobi" or the "Company") today announced an update on its interest payment obligations to China Investment Corporation ("CIC"). Pursuant to the convertible debenture between CIC and the Company executed in November 2009 (the "Convertible Debenture") and the deferral agreement between CIC and the Company executed on December 29, 2016 (the "December 2016 Deferral Agreement"), the total cash interest payments and associated fees which were due and payable to CIC on May 19, 2017 amounted to US$22.3 million (the "May 2017 Interest Payable"). As of the date of this announcement, the Company has not paid the May 2017 Interest Payable within the cure period provided for in the Convertible Debenture or agreed upon a repayment plan for such amount with CIC. Accordingly the principal amount outstanding and all accrued and unpaid interest and other amounts owing under the Convertible Debenture and the December 2016 Deferral Agreement would immediately become due and payable in the event that CIC provides notice to the Company. The Company is in discussions with CIC for a repayment plan for the May 2017 Interest Payable. While the Company believes that an agreement will be reached, there is no assurance that an agreement will be concluded on terms acceptable to the Company, or at all. In such event, the value of the Company's common shares could be materially and negatively affected. As a result, shareholders of the Company and potential investors are advised to exercise caution when dealing in securities of the Company. The Company will provide further updates of the status of the May 2017 Interest Payable as appropriate. SouthGobi, listed on the Toronto and Hong Kong stock exchanges, owns and operates its flagship Ovoot Tolgoi coal mine in Mongolia. It also holds the mining licences of its other metallurgical and thermal coal deposits in South Gobi Region of Mongolia. SouthGobi produces and sells coal to customers in China.


News Article | May 25, 2017
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"I have lost a lot of lures because they got tangled up in weed beds or other underwater obstructions," said an inventor from North Judson, Ind. "I came up with the design for this lure to avoid snags and entanglements. The hooks will only set in once a fish strikes the line." He developed the patent-pending WEEDLESS WONDER to not get snagged in weed beds or other underwater obstacles. This reduces the need to replace lures as often due to loss. The design ensures that the hooks only set the moment a fish strikes the line. This increases the chances of making a successful catch, which makes fishing trips more productive and enjoyable. Additionally, the lure offers added peace of mind. It is safe while casting and while storing. The original design was submitted to the Chicago office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-CIC-231, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com - https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp


DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (Odyssey) today announced the recent opening of its new metals transload and warehousing facility in Joliet, Ill. The 121,680 square foot facility is operated by Odyssey subsidiary CMI Logistics LLC (CMI). “We are now in a position to better serve our metals industry clients and increase our throughput by up to 20 percent,” said Bob Shellman, president and CEO, Odyssey. “This is an investment in the future of our business and continues to strengthen our leadership position in providing our clients with innovative solutions to their logistics challenges.” Strategically located at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center – Joliet (CIC-Joliet)/Logistics Park Chicago (LPC), the new state-of-the-art facility provides easy access to the BNSF intermodal rail yards through the park’s private, heavyweight road system. Additionally, the site also provides easy access for flatbed motor carriers bringing metal products into CMI from Interstates 55 and 80. “This new facility makes it easier for our partner-carriers to get in and out quickly. The old rail yard and congested highway system in metro-Chicago posed many challenges for the industry,” added Paul Sever, executive vice president and general manager, CMI Logistics LLC. “Because our business is focused on the intermodal movement of metals, it is imperative for us to be located near intermodal ramps and highway infrastructure. This new facility accomplishes that.” Sever noted that the key features and benefits of the new facility include: CMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Odyssey and is North America’s leading intermodal service provider for metal products, including heavy coils. The company moves approximately 35,000 containers annually throughout North America and abroad. Odyssey Logistics (Odyssey), is a global logistics solutions provider with an over $2B freight network. Odyssey’s services include international transportation management, intermodal services, trucking services, and managed services and consulting. With operations in North America, Europe and the Far East, Odyssey operates in all modes of transport with TL/LTL trucking, containership, rail, air, and bulk transport including bulk truck, ISO Tank, railcar and tanker, as well as food-grade product lines. The Odyssey Global Logistics Platform℠ features a transportation management system that supports the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of client products throughout the world. WIN (Web Integrated Network) offers a scalable technology solution with an accelerated deployment and faster time to value. For more about Odyssey, please visit www.odysseylogistics.com and www.gowithwin.com.


News Article | May 25, 2017
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After he dropped his $500 nailer from a ladder and damaged his $2,500 new floor, an inventor from Niles, Mich., decided that there should be a stabler way to keep supplies handy while working on ladders. "That’s when I came up with the patent-pending LADDER BUDDY," he said. This invention allows for more convenience and safety while working on a ladder. It keeps supplies stored in a stable manner, which prevents them from falling and becoming/causing damage. This saves time, effort and money. In many cases, it can eliminate the need for a spotter. Compact, ergonomic, versatile, reliable, easy to use and producible in many design variations, the LADDER BUDDY promotes efficiency and peace of mind for homeowners, electricians, plumbers, maintenance workers, etc. The original design was submitted to the Chicago office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-CIC-223, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com - https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp


News Article | May 25, 2017
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"I constantly lose my glasses, and I hate having to search all over the house for them," said an inventor from Skokie, Ill. "I thought it would be much easier if I had a convenient way to keep track of where I left my glasses." She developed the FIND IT! to make it easier to find a lost or misplaced pair of glasses. This eliminates the need to search all over the house, which saves time and effort. The system is adaptable for use with any pair of eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses, etc. The invention is also usable with other commonly misplaced items (such as keys, cell phones, wallets, etc.). Additionally, it offers added peace of mind. The original design was submitted to the Chicago office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-CIC-434, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com - https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp


Acquisition marks entry into rapidly growing industry, fueled by rise of e-commerce BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2017) - In a move that marks its first foray into the market, Risk Strategies Company today announced it has acquired Brightstone Insurance Services, a specialty broker focused on the needs of same-day transportation and logistics companies. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Established in 2010 by Howard and Peter Schlactus and Jeff Ice, Brightstone's growth has been fueled by the rapid delivery ecosystem supporting the accelerating rise of e-commerce. Within its focus industry, Brightstone's expertise has attracted a diverse client base, reflecting the evolving nature of the market, including expedited and restaurant delivery, courier services, logistics and record storage firms. "Risk Strategies is building a company of true specialists," explains Michael Christian, Founder and CEO of Risk Strategies Company. "From its beginnings through today, Brightstone has exemplified the type of specialty capability that makes it a great fit for us, while also providing a foothold in an industry segment on the leading edge of our changing economy." While primarily focused on transportation and logistics, Brightstone has developed complementary businesses in associated practice areas, including commercial lines and private client personal lines, which fits into and builds on existing Risk Strategies practice groups. "As our target industries have grown and evolved, it's become more important to have the reach and resources of a national level firm," said Peter Schlactus, Managing Director, CIC, CRM, AAI at Brightstone. "Risk Strategies was our choice because it really understands how to convert the power of specialty expertise to our clients' advantage." Brightstone operates in support of its national client base out of two main locations -- Cleveland, Ohio and New Rochelle, NY -- with approximately 50 employees between them. "Being a specialist has been an incredible edge for us in winning business, and for our clients in the capabilities we bring to them," said Jeff Ice, Managing Director, CIC, Brightstone. "Being part of Risk Strategies will extend the range of specialty capabilities our clients can count on, as their needs evolve." Risk Strategies Company is a privately held, national firm with offices across the country. As a leading U.S. insurance broker, the company offers sophisticated risk management advice as well as insurance and reinsurance placement for property & casualty, healthcare and employee benefits risks. Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, non-profits, public entities and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Ranked among the top 20 brokers in the country, Risk Strategies has offices in more than 35 locations nationwide including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Los Angeles and San Francisco.


News Article | May 24, 2017
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CAMBRIDGE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC), a Cambridge-based investor in technology and healthcare companies, announces that its CEO, Victor Christou, will be presenting at the Global University Venturing: Fusion event in London this evening. Christou will address the current issues in venture funding, including the substantial gap between seed and scale-up. A recent study of over 1,000 UK science and technology businesses suggests that less than 10% of start-ups cross the chasm to scale-up stage. If more sources of scale-up funding are established in the UK, over time fewer early-stage UK businesses should be pressured to sell earlier than they would do in an ideal scenario. A comparison across clusters in the UK shows that the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Oxford, Cambridge and London is home to over 60% of UK science and technology businesses. Of these three, Cambridge has created the most early-stage companies in the UK, representing more than a quarter of the UK’s total. Victor Christou, Chief Executive Officer of CIC, will comment: “Cambridge is well-positioned to be a leading source of scale-up stage companies, if the challenges in shifting from an early-stage business to a scale-up can be overcome. Situated at the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, we are uniquely positioned at CIC to invest in the best early-stage businesses and to support these investments through to maturity.” CIC was set up in 2013 as a patient source of scale-up capital investing in IP rich companies emanating from the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Cluster. Since inception, CIC has invested in 19 promising early stage technology and healthcare companies in a founder-friendly strategy that aims to provide a fair and equitable return to all parties. With £125 million currently under management, CIC provides support from seed stage through scale-up to maturity. CIC combines a unique relationship with the University of Cambridge with deep financial and industry links to invest in rapidly growing intellectual property rich companies in the Cambridge Cluster. The company is committed to building leading businesses from brilliant technologies - with the support of some of the most influential figures in the sector and a patient capital structure. For more information visit www.cicplc.co.uk or follow @CambsInnovation


Homelessness is a growing issue in the UK and as such, our aim is to grow the help we can give. 300 items in 4 different packs - ‘Keep Dry’, ‘Keep Warm’ and, both male and female, ‘Freshen Up’ packs have been distributed to tackle some of the physical challenges rough sleepers face everyday. Nottingham, UK – People of the Streets CIC (POTS). The student organisation is already well on their way to success having won the 123 Reg Crowdfunder competition for social enterprises. The not-for-profit developed a unique model to bridge the divide between the public and the marginalised homeless population and raised in excess of £5000 on their initial Crowdfunding campaign. In a direct response to Nottingham City Council’s ghastly campaign against begging, one that was ultimately banned by the Advertising Standards Agency, the students set-up People of the Streets CIC to offer another way the public can help this marginalised group of society. A way in which the public can give funds with complete assurance as to what the money is spent on. An alternative way of giving “We were outraged by the advertisement. It was callous, and it cast such negative stereotypes over people who already have it hard enough. Worst of all; it offered no alternative way of giving. It came across like an attack.” Alex Greenhalgh, Operations Director. “We’re very proud of course, but this is just the first month. Homelessness is a growing issue in the UK and as such, our aim is to grow the help we can give” Qas Hussain, Finance Director. People of the Streets CIC will be launching Stories of the Streets (SOTS), in Nottingham City Centre, later this year. "It's an exhibition that aims to change the way we view homelessness, highlight organisations that tackle the issues surrounding it and inform the public of how they can help too" Charles Kerr, Managing Director.

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