News Article | February 21, 2017
Montano & Associates, a global international investigations firm, is proud to announce an expansion of client services to include corporate, executive and personal protection services with its partnership with Drogue Global Security Systems. With the partnership, Montano & Associates will offer comprehensive security solutions, including close protection services for executives and celebrities, as well as corporate and movie set security detail. The firm will also offer consulting and training in threat assessments and analysis, corporate security and personnel training. Alana Montano, Montano & Associates’ director of investigations assume responsibility for all aspects of brand protection, anti-diversion, and supply chain solutions and investigations. “We are very pleased to be able to bring our clients a full suite of security and investigative options with our new partnership with Drogue,” said Nickolas Montano, Jr., CFE, CFS, CHS III, CII, CPI, CSP, CIP, founder of Montano & Associates. Drogue Security Service Systems is a veteran owned company providing services to a multitude of government, corporate and private entities. Drogue’s leadership team consists of industry professionals from U.S. military special operations, and a range of federal and local law enforcement. Their highly skilled personnel are trained to mitigate risks and respond to the changing local and global threats. For more information, visit http://www.drogueinc.com. Montano & Associates is internationally recognized for its comprehensive range of investigative services, including loss prevention, intellectual property protection, brand protection, due diligence and fraud prevention. Montano & Associates was founded in 1980 by Nickolas Montano, a licensed private investigator and certified fraud examiner. For over 37 years, Montano & Associates has protected some of the world’s most iconic brands, companies and entertainment personalities. For more information, visit http://www.nickmontano.com.
News Article | February 22, 2017
The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne announced that the Cabinet has approved a new policy on diplomatic representation and accreditation based in part on the Global Investor Immigration Council's (GIIC) regulatory recommendations. The GIIC made the regulatory recommendations to increase the transparency and accountability of diplomatic appointments' work with the country's Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). The recommendations are part of the GIIC's collaboration with Professor Craig Barker, Dean of the School of International Law and Social Sciences, London South Bank University, and included proposals for more thorough due diligence, stricter appointment procedures and tighter controls. "In order to manage the risks associated with these appointments, the appointment shall be for a maximum of two years, subject to renewal upon satisfactory performance," shared the Hon. Gaston Browne. Further he shared, "To ensure appropriate representation by non-national ambassadors-at-large, special envoys and honorary consuls, thorough background and other due diligence checks shall be conducted on persons under consideration and prior to their appointment." Mykolas Rambus, Chairman of the GIIC shared, "For countries with citizenship by investment programs, diplomatic figures are of even greater importance. Conscious of preserving the integrity and standing of diplomatic and other passports of Antigua and Barbuda, the government has implemented even more rigorous appointment procedures including expanded due diligence and monitoring practices. Antigua and Barbuda have clearly taken steps to advance the reputation of the country and improve the performance of its citizenship by investment program." The Global Investor Immigration Council (GIIC) is the investor immigration industry's self-regulatory body, protecting integrity, ensuring transparency, and advancing advocacy for all constituents. The GIIC develops and maintains best industry practices, serves as a non-partisan, not-for-profit forum for all stakeholders to ensure dialogue, stability, and success. To learn more, please visit http://www.giic.uk.
News Article | February 15, 2017
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In 5 weeks' time, CPhI SEA is set to open its doors from March 22-24 at Jakarta International Expo, offering the only dedicated pharma trading platform for the region. Sign up today! In Jakarta, over 260 participating companies will offer an unparalleled opportunity in South East Asia to network, do business and advance this fast growing industry. But who are the machinery exhibitors? A sneak preview of some of them: Daiichi Jitsugyo (Japan): Equipment for inspection, drug formulation, filling, and state-of-the-art packaging, leveraging accumulated experience and an extensive know-how in medicine, food, cosmetics, and oil-related fields. De Dietrich (Singapore): Whether you are installing a new kilo lab, pilot plant, or large-scale API manufacturing facility, or if you need to upgrade your existing facility to meet new requirements or regulation, De Dietrich Process Systems can provide a customized solution incorporating containment, CIP, SIP, automation and mixing. Lauda (Germany): The global leader in the manufacture of innovative Constant temperature equipment and systems for science, application technology and production. GF (Italy): Leading provider of sterilization equipment, filling solutions and inspection technology for the pharmaceutical industry. High Fine Engineering (China): Mainstream supplier of water system equipment in the global pharmaceutical industry. Sefar (Switzerland): Leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments for the screen printing and filtration markets. Sefar products are used in a wide variety of industries including food and pharmaceutical. Libra Emas Permata (Indonesia): High-tech solution for commercial, scientific, industrial and household weighing and measurement applications. Sole Agent of A&D Japan in Indonesia. BW Tek (USA): Advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser instrumentation, as well as laboratory, portable and handheld Raman systems. Click here for the full exhibitors list The forum matches key international players interested in investing in Indonesia with the top tier pharma companies in the country looking for reliable partners. Business networking platform for ASEAN companies - manufacturers and distributors alike - focusing on bilateral trade with Indian counterparts. CPhI SEA has invested significantly in expanding its database of distributors in the region with the aim of magnifying the reach and making the event truly regional. All distributors have been invited to visit the event and network with peers and the exhibitors. Following the success of last year's matchmaking program, which saw 353 pre-booked meetings taking place during the event, this year the program has been enhanced and expanded. To further promote CPhI SEA as a pharma bridge in South East Asia, roadshows have been organized in several countries in partnerships with local associations and stakeholders (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam). Don't miss the opportunity to be part of the change; register here and join the event and its business matchmaking program! The CPhI series of events drives growth and innovation in the global pharmaceutical industry, with leading exhibitions and online communities covering every step of the supply chain from drug discovery to finished dosage. Government supporters: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industry, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, National Agency for Drug and Food Control Regional Supporters: Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore (PSS), Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PReMA) -Thailand, Malaysian Association of Pharmaceutical Suppliers (more to come)
News Article | February 21, 2017
SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - February 21, 2017) - SafetyChain Software, the leading innovator of food safety & quality management solutions, is pleased to announce the February 2017 topic for its popular FSMA Fridays series with Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group team - Listeria Guidance from the FDA. Taking place on a monthly basis for the last 3+ years, FSMA Fridays is a complimentary online series that provides the food & beverage industry with the latest updates and insights on FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In addition to February's FSMA update, this month's FSMA Friday's session with Dr. David Acheson will focus on FDA's guidance to Listeria. Dr. Acheson will explore the following questions: What: FSMA Fridays When: Monthly Series, February Session on February 24, 9-9:30 a.m. PST Participation: Complimentary More Info and to Register: www.FSMAFridays.com SafetyChain's FSMA Fridays series is an online, interactive forum that helps the food and beverage industry stay up-to-date on FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The popular monthly series with more than 2,500 ongoing registrants features FSMA icon Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group's (TAG) food safety team, who address pre-submitted and live questions from the audience, on a schedule of FSMA related topics. For more information and to register, visit: www.FSMAFridays.com. Once registered, participants receive archives to all past events and are automatically registered for all future FSMA Friday sessions. SafetyChain Software is the leading provider of food safety and quality management solutions that help companies reduce risk, control costs, and ensure compliance. SafetyChain's suite of solutions - Supplier Compliance, Food Safety Management, Food Quality Management, CIP Sanitization & Materials Loss- help companies ensure program compliance, identify and manage issues earlier, be ready 24/7 for inspections, inquiries, and audits, plus more effectively evaluate and improve performance across their operations. SafetyChain delivers hard-dollar ROI for companies throughout the food supply chain - suppliers/growers, manufacturers, distributors, and food service/retail. www.safetychain.com SafetyChain Software and FSMA Fridays are registered trademarks of SafetyChain Software Inc. All rights reserved. Global food supplies, changing consumer expectations and expanding regulations are creating more risk for food companies. The Acheson Group's mission is to work with food companies, and those that provide technology to food companies, to help manage this changing risk outlook. TAG is able to offer quality, strategic consulting due to the diverse nature, training and experience of its team. TAG seeks to be valued advisors to its clients by building a very close relationship that brings together an environment of good communication through a significant amount of direct client interaction. www.achesongroup.com
News Article | February 17, 2017
Receive press releases from Torch Marketing Co Ltd: By Email World Border Security Congress organised by Torch Marketing and KNM Media, will take place in Casablanca, Morocco on 21st-23rd March 2017. London, United Kingdom, February 17, 2017 --( “The ICAO TRIP strategy is designed to assist States in enhancing the fight against terrorism, reducing cross-border crime, and combating various threats to international civil aviation,” he highlighted. “It supports efforts relating to the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 2178 and 2309, as well as State capacities relating to the establishment, protection, and management of citizen identity to permit more dependably secure travel document production and border control systems.” As part of the "Identity and Biometrics at the Border – Compliance, Application and Implementation" session at this year’s World Border Security Congress in Morocco, 21-23 March, Florian Forster, Head, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), Department of Migration Management (DMM), International Organization for Migration (IOM) will discuss the ICAO TRIP strategy in detail. This session will see contributions from: - Don Enrique Belda Esplugues, Deputy Director General of Communications and Information Systems for Security, Ministry of Interior, Spain; and - Ben Ball, Government Market Director, Crossmatch This will discuss how ease of travel for bona fide travellers has not become less burdensome, it has become more complicated despite new technologies such as biometrics and e-visas. How can biometrics can be implemented in compliance within legal, privacy and data protection requirements. And be more effectively applied and integrated with trusted traveller programmes and other data sources to ensure the integrity of the traveller to speed up the travel process? Another related session includes discussions on: Standardization of Systems and Making Advanced Passenger Information (API) Work There are many trusted traveller programmes available, yet few integrate and communicate to create a more global benefit of passenger clearance and information sharing. Standardization of systems has not occurred despite lots of talk at ICAO, IATA. Is it possible for standardisation to occur and how can API and PNR sharing be made to work more effectively? Latest confirmed speakers at the World Border Security Congress include: - Abdellatif Amrani, Director of Prevention and Litigation, Customs Administration and Indirect Taxes, Morocco - Ulrik Ahnfeldt-Mollerup, Programme Officer, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) - Johann Wagner, UNCCT Senior Border Advisor, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre - Vice Admiral Ari Soedewo, Head of Maritime Security Board, Republic of Indonesia - Major General Abul Hossain, ndc, psc; Director General, Border Guard Bangladesh The World Border Security Congress is a high level 3 day event that will discuss and debate current and future policies, implementation issues and challenges as well as new and developing technologies that contribute towards safe and secure border and migration management. Supported by the Ministry of Interior of Morocco, Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), European Association for Airport and Seaport Police (EAASP), International Security Industry Organisation, National Security & Resilience Consortium and International Association of CIP Professionals, the World Border Security Congress is the premier multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting borders. For the full Congress programme, speakers and more details about the event visit World Border Security Congress. Tony Kingham Director KNM Media Tel: +44 (0) 208 144 5934 Email: email@example.com London, United Kingdom, February 17, 2017 --( PR.com )-- ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu delivered the opening address to 180 government and industry seminar participants at the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Strategy Seminar in Antigua and Barbuda last week, acknowledging that global implementation of ICAO’s related Security and Facilitation provisions must be augmented.“The ICAO TRIP strategy is designed to assist States in enhancing the fight against terrorism, reducing cross-border crime, and combating various threats to international civil aviation,” he highlighted. “It supports efforts relating to the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 2178 and 2309, as well as State capacities relating to the establishment, protection, and management of citizen identity to permit more dependably secure travel document production and border control systems.”As part of the "Identity and Biometrics at the Border – Compliance, Application and Implementation" session at this year’s World Border Security Congress in Morocco, 21-23 March, Florian Forster, Head, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), Department of Migration Management (DMM), International Organization for Migration (IOM) will discuss the ICAO TRIP strategy in detail.This session will see contributions from:- Don Enrique Belda Esplugues, Deputy Director General of Communications and Information Systems for Security, Ministry of Interior, Spain; and- Ben Ball, Government Market Director, CrossmatchThis will discuss how ease of travel for bona fide travellers has not become less burdensome, it has become more complicated despite new technologies such as biometrics and e-visas. How can biometrics can be implemented in compliance within legal, privacy and data protection requirements. And be more effectively applied and integrated with trusted traveller programmes and other data sources to ensure the integrity of the traveller to speed up the travel process?Another related session includes discussions on:Standardization of Systems and Making Advanced Passenger Information (API) WorkThere are many trusted traveller programmes available, yet few integrate and communicate to create a more global benefit of passenger clearance and information sharing. Standardization of systems has not occurred despite lots of talk at ICAO, IATA. Is it possible for standardisation to occur and how can API and PNR sharing be made to work more effectively?Latest confirmed speakers at the World Border Security Congress include:- Abdellatif Amrani, Director of Prevention and Litigation, Customs Administration and Indirect Taxes, Morocco- Ulrik Ahnfeldt-Mollerup, Programme Officer, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT)- Johann Wagner, UNCCT Senior Border Advisor, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre- Vice Admiral Ari Soedewo, Head of Maritime Security Board, Republic of Indonesia- Major General Abul Hossain, ndc, psc; Director General, Border Guard BangladeshThe World Border Security Congress is a high level 3 day event that will discuss and debate current and future policies, implementation issues and challenges as well as new and developing technologies that contribute towards safe and secure border and migration management.Supported by the Ministry of Interior of Morocco, Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), European Association for Airport and Seaport Police (EAASP), International Security Industry Organisation, National Security & Resilience Consortium and International Association of CIP Professionals, the World Border Security Congress is the premier multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting borders.For the full Congress programme, speakers and more details about the event visit World Border Security Congress.Tony KinghamDirectorKNM MediaTel: +44 (0) 208 144 5934Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Torch Marketing Co Ltd
News Article | February 23, 2017
El Primer Ministro de Antigua y Barbuda, el Honorable Gaston Browne, anunció que el gabinete aprobó una nueva política acerca de la representación diplomática y acreditación basada en parte en las recomendaciones normativas del Global Investor Immigration Council (GIIC). El GIIC llevó a cabo las recomendaciones normativas para aumentar la transparencia y contabilidad del trabajo de nombramientos diplomáticos con el Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) del país. Las recomendaciones son parte de la colaboración del GIIC con el profesor Craig Barker, Decano de la School of International Law and Social Sciences, London South Bank University, e incluyen además proposiciones para unas diligencias debidas superiores, procedimientos de nombramiento más estrictos y controles más férreos. "A fin de gestionar los riesgos asociados a estos nombramientos, el nombramiento debe ser para un máximo de 2 años, estando pendiente de la renovación del rendimiento satisfactorio", destacó el Honorable Gaston Browne. Y añadió: "Para asegurar la representación adecuada de los embajadores no nacionales a gran escala, enviados especiales y cónsules honorarios a través del respaldo y otras se deben llevar a cabo comprobaciones de las diligencias debidas en las personas a consideración y antes de su nombramiento". Mykolas Rambus, presidente del GIIC, explicó: "Para los países con programas de inversión en la ciudadanía, las figuras diplomáticas son de una gran importancia. Siendo conscientes de preservar la integridad y destacando desde un punto de vista diplomático y de otros pasaportes de Antigua y Barbuda, el gobierno ha implementado procedimientos de nombramiento aun más rigurosos, incluyendo las diligencias debidas ampliadas y prácticas de control. Antigua y Barbuda han dado los pasos claros para avanzar hacia la reputación del país y mejorar el rendimiento de sus ciudadanos por medio de un programa de inversión". El Global Investor Immigration Council (GIIC) es el organismo de auto-regulación de inmigración de la industria de inversión, y protege la integridad, asegura la transparencia y avanza hacia la abogacía para todos los constituyentes. El GIIC desarrolla y mantiene las mejores prácticas de la industria, sirviendo como foro sin ánimo de lucro para que todos los accionistas se aseguren el diálogo, estabilidad y éxito. Si desea conocer más, visite la página web http://www.giic.uk.
News Article | March 3, 2017
Opioid addiction may be reaching pandemic levels, with people of every race, gender, and economic station becoming addicted at alarming rates. While it is tempting to treat this problem as isolated, it really must be addressed within the context of a larger picture.West Hollywood, United States - March 2, 2017 /PressCable/ — Dr. Louise Stanger, a seasoned interventionist, calls for the health care community to come together in dealing with patients who struggle with the growing multitude of interrelated problems in mental illness. As the number of Triple Threat clients, a term coined by Stanger defined as: clients who experience a tertiary issue either as a result of a prior condition (i.e. disorder or illness) or that one that is exacerbated by additional factors (i.e. physical, legal, traumatic, etc.), grows, so does the need for proper care. Behavioral healthcare professionals must also look beyond the limitations of the triple threat definition to additional factors. “In the light of the opioid epidemic, behavioral healthcare professionals must rethink how they address substance abuse, mental health, process disorders, chronic pain, & other behavioral health concerns. They must be visionary in their approach to treatment in order to address the avalanche of problems seen today,” stated Dr. Stanger. She continued, “While formerly I stated three may be a crowd today I know, we are at peril if we ignore the needs of this cacophonous Threesome, Foursome, FiveSome, etc., with its unique storylines, pains & pathologies. So I had an infographic created to help illustrate and facilitate this discussion.” For people existing in this eco-system and dealing with substance abuse and/or mental health problems, money for treatment is often a stumbling block. Dr. Stanger proposes the behavioral health care community look at the treatment from micro, mezzo and macro perspectives, addressing the individual who needs help, the treatment team supporting their treatment/recovery and the accountability team supporting the individual (i.e. parents, loved ones, their attorney, business manager, or hairdresser etc.). The era of an opioid pandemic may be approaching – or even here already – and treatment specialists will have to work harder than ever to help people overcome this dangerous, seemingly ubiquitous problem. About Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, CIP. CDWF Dr. Louise Stanger – speaker, educator, clinician, and interventionist – uses an invitational intervention approach with complicated mental health, substance abuse, chronic pain and process addiction clients. Louise publishes in the Huffington Post, Journal of Alcohol Studies, The Sober World, Recovery Campus, Addiction Blog and other media outlets. The San Diego Business Journal listed her as one of the “Top 10 Women Who Mean Business” and is considered by Quit Alcohol as one of the Top 10 Interventionists in the country. She speaks all over the country and is the recipient of the 2014 Foundations Fan Favorite Speaker Award and the 2016 Joseph L. Galletta Spirit of Recovery Award. Her book Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal is available on Amazon and Learn to Thrive: An Intervention Handbook on her website at www.allaboutinterventions.com. She is thrilled to join the innovative team at Driftwood. Contact Info:Name: Louise StangerOrganization: All About InterventionsAddress: 8581 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 585, West Hollywood, CA 90069, United StatesFor more information, please visit http://allaboutinterventions.comSource: PressCableRelease ID: 174601
News Article | February 15, 2017
The Oxy 510 inline sensor extends the Anton Paar portfolio for multiple-parameter inline analysis of beverages. Anton Paar’s Oxy 510 sensor unifies two different measuring ranges in one sensor. To measure either in the wide range or in the trace range requires only a quick exchange of the sensor cap. Oxygen dissolved in beverages can react with certain components in beverages causing changes in colour and taste. Measuring the dissolved oxygen (DO) level during production ensures the product’s quality and helps to minimize the potential of corrosion occurring in cans and storage containers. The Oxy 510 inline sensor measures dissolved oxygen in real-time and provides accurate, drift-free measurements throughout the entire production process. The Oxy 510 inline sensor enables accurate measurements in the trace range (0 ppb to 2000 ppb) and in the wide range (0 ppm to 22.5 ppm). Switching between the ranges is conveniently done by simply exchanging the sensor cap. The sensor caps use Toolmaster™ technology and are automatically detected by the sensor, which allows easy transfer of all parameters to the sensor. This reduces human errors and allows easy cap exchange. The Statemaster feature of Oxy 510 gives information about the current state of the sensor and the corresponding remaining service life of the sensor cap. Exchanging the sensor cap is therefore a predictable work step that can be planned for scheduled downtimes. Oxy 510 is designed to meet all requirements of the EHEDG guideline. All seals and O-Rings are compliant with the FDA. It is quickly back to work after CIP and suitable for hygienic applications in the beverage, pharmaceutical, and water treatment industries. As the same technology is used in Anton Paar’s process and laboratory equipment the direct comparison of inline and offline measurements is easily possible and separate calculations to allow this comparison are now obsolete. Oxy 510 can be easily added to already established Anton Paar installations, evaluation units, and data acquisition software without the need for additional equipment. Due to its robust and hygienic design the sensor requires minimum maintenance throughout its lifetime and helps to keep costs and downtimes low.
News Article | February 15, 2017
LOUGHBOROUGH, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nemaura Medical Inc. (OTC BB:NMRD), (“Nemaura”), a medical device company developing a non-invasive, needle-free, pain-free, daily-disposable, and cost effective wireless CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) patch known as sugarBEAT® today announced that its multicentre open label clinical study has been selected for poster exhibit at the Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) Conference in Paris from the 15th to 18th February 2017. The poster will illustrate sugarBEAT®’s miniaturized wireless format, as a discreet coin sized oval device less than 10mm in height, and also showcase the sugarBEAT® mobile phone application which is designed to display blood glucose readings at any point in time and provide summary ambulatory glucose profiles (AGP). The company expects to launch sugarBEAT® in Europe this year through its European Licensee, and following two rounds of discussions with the FDA Nemaura has completed its clinical investigation plan (CIP) for a PMA application, and expects to complete the studies for a PMA submission by the end of the year. SugarBEAT® is expected to be cost competitive due to its non-invasive design and low-cost consumables. These consist of a reusable electronic body-worn device and daily disposable patches, linked to a smart phone app. Nemaura Medical CEO Dr Faz Chowdhury said: “Our sugarBEAT® technology is a more flexible way for anyone living with diabetes to monitor their glucose levels. Users can choose which days to wear the patch, without having to endure long wear durations of up to 14 days”. The 10th annual conference on Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes will attract over 2,500 delegates from all over the globe. The conference is attended by the world’s leading researchers, clinical practitioners and Industry/corporate professionals, and provides a forum for lively exchange of ideas and research relating to technologies, treatment and prevention of diabetes related illnesses. Nemaura Medical is developing the sugarBEAT® System as a non-invasive, needle-free, pain-free and cost-effective wireless, continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM) for use as an adjunct device for blood glucose monitoring. Further opportunity may exist for use of the device in intensive care hospital settings, where continuous glucose monitoring is critical. The statements in this press release that are not historical facts, and may constitute forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to regulatory approvals and the success of Nemaura’s ongoing studies, including the safety and efficacy of Nemaura’s sugarBEAT® CGM System, the failure of future development and preliminary marketing efforts, Nemaura’s ability to secure additional commercial partnering arrangements, risks and uncertainties relating to Nemaura and its partners’ ability to develop, market and sell the sugarBEAT® System, the availability of substantial additional equity or debt capital to support its research, development and product commercialization activities, and the success of its research, development, regulatory approval, marketing and distribution plans and strategies, including those plans and strategies related to its sugarBEAT® System. These and other risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in Nemaura’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the current year, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. Nemaura undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
News Article | February 15, 2017
James T Blakeman & Co is a family run business that supplies sausage and meat products to the catering and ready meal industry; manufacturing 21000 tonnes of production per year. The company has a continuous commitment to growth and improvement within the business and recently built a 40,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at its site in Staffordshire, UK. Blakeman’s latest development was to increase capacity and efficiency of its existing aging system. The firm also wanted to optimise hygiene procedures and increase flexibility of its processing line to provide opportunities for long-term business planning. British manufacturer Starfrost has worked closely with James T Blakeman & Co for a number of years, successfully installing three spiral freezing systems over the last decade as the meat manufacture extended its processes. For Blakeman’s most recent project Starfrost was once again selected as preferred freezing equipment supplier. Starfrost, together with parent company Star refrigeration, designed, manufactured and installed a Glacier Spiral system for Blakeman’s. The latest freezing system upgrade combines Helix Spiral Freezer technology and a unique low carbon ammonia refrigeration plant in one complete package. The Glacier pack included a custom designed Helix Spiral Freezer with a processing capacity of 900 kg per hour of cooked sausages. The system features a stainless steel dual conveyor belt around a single rotating drum, with 28 tiers in total. In addition, the dual twin belt is equipped with optional side guards; this allows the customer to process various products simultaneously, giving increased flexibility to the processing line. Blakeman’s Spiral Freezer features a ‘Clean in Place’ system, the CIP System is an automated cleaning system using rotating spray nozzles and spray bars, for targeted application of the detergent and sanitizer in major operating zones. Its unique design enables the process to be a repeatable, cost effective means of cleaning and sanitising the equipment, along with reducing operational downtime required for cleaning and maintenance. The latest spiral system installed at Blakeman’s is designed to maximise uptime and requires minimal ongoing maintenance. Furthermore, the temperature control and a unique airflow is specially designed for delicate products such as skin on sausages, ensuring product quality is maintained for the customer. Kevin Moller, Operational Manager at Blakemans says: “We have worked alongside Starfrost on former freezing projects and have been very pleased with the results, they have proven to be reliable and have an understanding of our requirements, so when it came to looking for another spiral freezing system, it was an easy decision.” “The Glacier Helix has been designed to meet our precise specifications; it is operating effectively, enabling us to reduce maintenance and improve flexibility of our processing line, as well giving us capabilities to expand production in the future. “The primary, most important benefit of our latest install has been optimising hygienic performance within our facility, with rising safety demands within the food processing industry, food processors today must be extremely focused on hygiene within their production. The full ‘Clean in Place’ system combined with stainless steel enclosure and reverse cycle defrost allows for an effective hygienic process at Blakeman’s.”