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News Article | April 28, 2017
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DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On April 28, 2017, the Clough Global Opportunities Fund (NYSE MKT: GLO) (the “Fund”), a closed-end fund, paid a monthly distribution on its common stock of $0.0860 per share to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 17, 2017. The following table sets forth the estimated amount of the sources of distribution for purposes of Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the related rules adopted thereunder. The Fund estimates the following percentages, of the total distribution amount per share, attributable to (i) current and prior fiscal year net investment income, (ii) net realized short-term capital gain, (iii) net realized long-term capital gain and (iv) return of capital or other capital source as a percentage of the total distribution amount. These percentages are disclosed for the current distribution as well as the fiscal year-to-date cumulative distribution amount per share for the Fund. The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this 19(a) Notice are only estimates and not for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. The Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the Fund is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income.’ Presented below are return figures, based on the change in the Fund’s Net Asset Value per share (“NAV”), compared to the annualized distribution rate for this current distribution as a percentage of the NAV on the last business day of the month prior to distribution record date. Past performance is not indicative of future results. ^ Based on the Fund’s NAV as of March 31, 2017. * Cumulative fiscal year-to-date return is based on the change in NAV including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of these distributions for the period November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. ** The 5-year average annual total return is based on change in NAV including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of these distributions and is through the last business day of the month prior to the month of the current distribution record date. While the NAV performance may be indicative of the Fund’s investment performance, it does not measure the value of a shareholder’s investment in the Fund. The value of a shareholder’s investment in the Fund is determined by the Fund’s market price, which is based on the supply and demand for the Fund’s shares in the open market. Shareholders should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund’s Managed Distribution Plan. Furthermore, the Board of Trustees reviews the amount of any potential distribution and the income, capital gain or capital available. The Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the Fund’s distribution level, taking into consideration the Fund’s net asset value and the financial market environment. The Fund’s distribution policy is subject to modification by the Board of Trustees at any time. The distribution rate should not be considered the dividend yield or total return on an investment in the Fund.


DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) for the Clough Global Dividend and Income Fund (the “Fund”) has declared a monthly cash distribution of $0.1032 per common share, payable on the dates noted below. The Fund has approximately $238.4 million in total assets, the net asset value was $14.31 per share and the market price was $13.68 as of May 4, 2017. The following dates apply to the distributions declared: Ex-Date: May 17, 2017 Record Date: May 19, 2017 Payable Date: May 31, 2017 A portion of the distribution may be treated as paid from sources other than net income, including but not limited to short-term capital gain, long-term capital gain and return of capital. The final determination of the source of all distributions, including the percentage of qualified dividend income, will be made after year-end. The Fund is a closed-end fund with an investment objective of providing a high level of total return. The Clough Global Dividend and Income Fund seeks to pursue this objective by applying a fundamental research-driven investment process and will invest in equity and equity-related securities as well as fixed income securities, including both corporate and sovereign debt, in both U.S. and non-U.S. markets. More information on the Clough Global Dividend and Income Fund, including the Fund’s dividend reinvestment plan, can be found at www.cloughglobal.com or call 877-256-8445. Clough Capital is a Boston-based investment advisory firm which manages approximately $2.7 billion in assets: $1.1 billion in hedge fund and institutional accounts; $91 million in open-end mutual funds; and $1.5 billion in three closed-end funds (as of March 31, 2017) – Clough Global Dividend and Income (GLV), Clough Global Equity (GLQ), and the Clough Global Opportunities Fund (GLO). The firm uses a global and theme-based approach and invests in securities on a global basis. Clough Capital was founded in 2000. Chuck Clough and Rob Zdunczyk are the portfolio managers. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, annual report or semi-annual report which contains this and other information visit www.cloughglobal.com or call 877-256-8445. Read them carefully before investing. The Clough Global Dividend and Income Fund is a closed-end fund and closed-end funds do not continuously issue shares for sale as open-end mutual funds do. Since the initial public offering, the Fund now trades in the secondary market. Investors wishing to buy or sell shares need to place orders through an intermediary or broker. The share price of a closed-end fund is based on the market's value. Forward-looking statements are based on information that is available on the date hereof, and neither the fund manager nor any other person affiliated with the fund manager has any duty to update any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could affect actual results to differ from these statements include, among other factors, material, negative changes to the asset class and the actual composition of the portfolio.


Kemira Oyj's Interim Report January-March 2017: Revenue grew in all segments while profitability was under pressure This is a summary of the January - March 2017 Interim report. The complete Interim report with tables is attached to this release and available at  www.kemira.com/investors Kemira expects its operative EBITDA to increase from the prior year (2016: EUR 302.5 million). Kemira's President and CEO Jari Rosendal: "The start for the year was two-folded. Our revenue grew in all segments driven by the organic growth while profitability was below the prior-year level due to three main reasons. Sales prices are still lower than a year ago, although the decline in sales prices has stopped on sequential comparison. Rising feedstock prices impacted profitability for all segments as the tightness in ethylene and propylene markets caused sudden increases in oil-based raw material prices. Temporary supply distractions, such as the force majeure at Huntsman Pigments in Finland and the supply shortage of chlorinated fatty acid, have increased costs and caused some asset under-utilization. In Pulp & Paper, sales volumes continued to grow. We lost revenue due to the force majeure, but the underlying revenue generation is developing according to plan. The new site serving Klabin in Brazil is fully operational and we expect the new sodium chlorate line in Joutseno, Finland, to be up and running in the fourth quarter of 2017. The major contract manufacturing agreements with AkzoNobel will end in the coming months leading to synergies of EUR 20 million as a run-rate at the end of 2017. Oil & Mining had organic growth of 16% driven by strong sales volume development in the North American shale oil & gas business. However, the profitability level was unsatisfactory for the segment in Q1 due to recent increases in raw material prices. We have already announced price increases for our polymer products to counteract the impact of these higher raw material costs. In Municipal & Industrial, volume growth continued, however, lower average sales prices and higher manufacturing costs impacted profitability. The segment continued to deliver strong cash flow. We are executing our strategy according to plan in the mixed market environment. We will merge Oil & Mining and Municipal & Industrial into one new segment, Industry & Water. Organizational structure is planned to be changed to support the two segment model and this is expected to result in further operational efficiencies of EUR 15-20 million as a run-rate at the end of 2017. The main objectives of the change are to simplify Kemira's way of working and further improve service to its customers." KEY FIGURES AND RATIOS *12-month rolling average (ROCE, % based on the EBIT) Kemira provides certain financial performance measures (alternative performance measures) on non-GAAP basis. Kemira believes that alternative performance measures, like operative EBITDA and operative EBIT, followed by Kemira management, provide useful and more comparable information of its operative business performance. Kemira's alternative performance measures should not be viewed in isolation to the equivalent IFRS measures and alternative performance measures should be read in conjunction with the most directly comparable IFRS measures. Definitions of the alternative performance measures can be found in the Definitions of the key figures in this report, as well as at www.kemira.com >Investors > Financial information. All the figures in this interim report have been individually rounded and consequently the sum of individual figures can deviate from the presented sum figure. OUTLOOK FOR 2017 (UNCHANGED) Kemira expects its operative EBITDA to increase from the prior year (2016: EUR 302.5 million). MID- AND LONG-TERM FINANCIAL TARGETS (UNCHANGED) Kemira aims at above-the-market revenue growth with operative EBITDA margin of 14-16%. The gearing target is below 60%.   Helsinki, April 25, 2017 Capital Markets Day will be held in London on September 21, 2017. PRESS AND ANALYST CONFERENCE AND CONFERENCE CALL  Kemira will arrange a press conference for the analysts, investors, and media on April 26, 2017 starting at 10.30 a.m. (8.30 a.m. UK time) at GLO Hotel Kluuvi, Kluuvikatu 4, 2nd Floor, Helsinki. During the conference, Kemira's President and CEO Jari Rosendal and CFO Petri Castrén will present the results. The press conference will be held in English and will be webcasted at www.kemira.com/investors. The presentation material and the webcast recording will be available on the abovementioned company website. You can attend the Q&A session via a conference call. In order to participate in the conference, please call ten minutes before the conference begins: FI +358 9 7479 0361 SE +46 8 5033 6574 UK +44 330 336 9105 US +1 719 325 4746 Conference id: 2982715 For more information, please contact: Kemira Oyj Olli Turunen, Vice President, Investor Relations Tel.  +358 10 862 1255 Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. www.kemira.com


News Article | May 8, 2017
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DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) for the Clough Global Equity Fund (the “Fund”) has declared a monthly cash distribution of $0.0989 per common share, payable on the dates noted below. The Fund has approximately $378.6 million in total assets, the net asset value was $13.63 per share and the market price was $12.75 as of May 4, 2017. The following dates apply to the distributions declared: Ex-Date: May 17, 2017 Record Date: May 19, 2017 Payable Date: May 31, 2017 A portion of the distribution may be treated as paid from sources other than net income, including, but not limited to, short-term capital gain, long-term capital gain and return of capital. The final determination of the source of all distributions, including the percentage of qualified dividend income, will be made after year-end. The Fund is a closed-end fund utilizing Clough Capital’s research-driven, thematic process, with an investment objective of providing a high level of total return. Having a global, flexible mandate and exploiting the Firm’s research offices in Boston, the Fund will invest at least 80% in equity and equity-related securities in both U.S. and non-U.S. markets, and the remainder in fixed income securities, including corporate and sovereign debt, in both U.S. and non-U.S. markets. More information on the Clough Global Equity Fund, including the Fund’s dividend reinvestment plan, can be found at www.cloughglobal.com or call 877-256-8445. Clough Capital is a Boston-based investment advisory firm which manages approximately $2.7 billion in assets: $1.1 billion in hedge fund and institutional accounts; $91 million in open-end mutual funds; and $1.5 billion in three closed-end funds (as of March 31, 2017) – Clough Global Dividend and Income Fund (GLV), Clough Global Equity Fund (GLQ), and the Clough Global Opportunities Fund (GLO). The firm uses a global and theme-based approach and invests in securities on a global basis. Clough Capital was founded in 2000. Chuck Clough and Rob Zdunczyk are the portfolio managers. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, annual report or semi-annual report which contains this and other information visit www.cloughglobal.com or call 877-256-8445. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. The Clough Global Equity Fund is a closed-end fund and closed-end funds do not continuously issue shares for sale as open-end mutual funds do. Since the initial public offering, the Fund now trades in the secondary market. Investors wishing to buy or sell shares need to place orders through an intermediary or broker. The share price of a closed-end fund is based on the market's value. Forward-looking statements are based on information that is available on the date hereof, and neither the fund manager nor any other person affiliated with the fund manager has any duty to update any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could affect actual results to differ from these statements include, among other factors, material, negative changes to the asset class and the actual composition of the portfolio.


DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) for the Clough Global Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”) has declared a monthly cash distribution of $0.0860 per common share, payable on the dates noted below. The Fund has approximately $955.0 million in total assets, the net asset value was $11.47 per share and the market price was $10.62 as of May 4, 2017. The following dates apply to the distributions declared: Ex-Date: May 17, 2017 Record Date: May 19, 2017 Payable Date: May 31, 2017 A portion of the distribution may be treated as paid from sources other than net income, including but not limited to short-term capital gain, long-term capital gain and return of capital. The final determination of the source of all distributions, including the percentage of qualified dividend income, will be made after year-end. The Fund is a closed-end fund with an investment objective of providing a high level of total return. The Fund seeks to achieve this objective by applying a fundamental research-driven investment process and will invest in equity and equity-related securities as well as fixed income securities, including both corporate and sovereign debt. Utilizing Clough Capital’s global research capabilities, the Clough Global Opportunities Fund will invest in both U.S. and non-U.S. markets. More information on the Clough Global Opportunities Fund, including the Fund’s dividend reinvestment plan, can be found at www.cloughglobal.com or call 877-256-8445. Clough Capital is a Boston-based investment advisory firm which manages approximately $2.7 billion in assets: $1.1 billion in hedge fund and institutional accounts; $91 million in open-end mutual funds; and $1.5 billion in three closed-end funds (as of March 31, 2017) – Clough Global Dividend and Income Fund (GLV), Clough Global Equity Fund (GLQ), and Clough Global Opportunities Fund (GLO). The firm uses a global and theme-based approach and invests in securities on a global basis. Clough Capital was founded in 2000. Chuck Clough and Rob Zdunczyk are the portfolio managers. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, annual report or semi-annual report which contains this and other information visit www.cloughglobal.com or call 877-256-8445. Read them carefully before investing. The Clough Global Opportunities Fund is a closed-end fund and closed-end funds do not continuously issue shares for sale as open-end mutual funds do. Since the initial public offering, the Fund now trades in the secondary market. Investors wishing to buy or sell shares need to place orders through an intermediary or broker. The share price of a closed-end fund is based on the market's value. Forward-looking statements are based on information that is available on the date hereof, and neither the fund manager nor any other person affiliated with the fund manager has any duty to update any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could affect actual results to differ from these statements include, among other factors, material, negative changes to the asset class and the actual composition of the portfolio.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: NMP.2011.2.2-3 | Award Amount: 5.35M | Year: 2012

The suggested project aims at developing a nanowire (NW) technology applied to III-nitride and III-V materials to improve the present Solid State Lighting (SSL) solutions. Present white light emitting diode (LED) emitters are based on thin film III-nitride technology, and a combination of violet-blue LEDs and suitable phosphor coatings has yielded a light emission efficacy of > 100 lm/W with an operating lifetime > 50000 hrs in commercial white LEDs. The color rendering is generally unsatisfactory, however, and the cost is so far prohibitive for general market penetration. Our NW approach is based on combining three (blue-green-red) or four (blue-green-yellow-red) single NW LEDs into one white LED package, thereby avoiding the loss in the phosphor downconversion process. Using NW LEDs we also expect to increase the radiative efficiency due to a drastic reduction of the defect density in the active quantum well (QW) regions of the LEDs, and also improve the extraction efficiency of the emitted light. Our suggested employment of large size silicon or sapphire wafers as substrates is predicted to reduce the future fabrication cost by at least a factor 3. To increase the efficiency of white emitters it is necessary to drastically improve the LEDs emitting in the green-yellow part of the spectrum. We suggest to reach the green LED range by the ability to increase the In composition in the radial QWs of the presently grown nitride NW LEDs, and by using AlGaInP materials. The latter material system will also be explored for yellow and red NW LED emission. To realize yellow-red emission quantum dot media will also be employed, either by the SK growth mechanism on the m-plane facets of the NWs, or by separate application of InP/ZnS core-shell dots with red emission. To realize this work a consortium of five partners is suggested, comprising excellent expertise in growth of NWs and in sophisticated studies of structural, electronic and optical properties of the NWs, and also processing into efficient LED structures having long life-times. The safety issues in the growth and handling of NWs are secured in collaboration with the Nano-Safety project at ULUND. The materials used are favorable from the environmental point of view.


Method and device for emitting an illuminated water stream. According to one embodiment, the device includes a liquid stream generator for emitting at least one continuous liquid stream and an illumination device for emitting light. The liquid stream generator and the illumination device are arranged relative to one another so that light emitted from the illumination device is directed into at least one of the at least one continuous liquid stream at an angle such that at least one of the at least one continuous liquid stream is illuminated under the principle of total internal reflection. The liquid used to make the at least one continuous liquid stream may include water and at least one additive, such as a viscosity thickener and a light-diffusing agent.


Patent
GLO Inc | Date: 2013-01-18

A plurality of pairs of skates, where each skate has a blade or inline wheels and has a light bar for illuminating a skating surface, are wireless and remotely controlled. A remote controller, which includes an input device, determines the desired illumination characteristics of the pairs of skates and transmits wireless signals indicative of the desired illumination characteristics. Light controllers responsive to the wireless signals cause the desired illumination from the light bars of the skates.


Various embodiments include methods of fabricating a semiconductor device that include forming a plurality of nanowires on a support, wherein each nanowire comprises a first conductivity type semiconductor core and a second conductivity type semiconductor shell over the core, forming an insulating material layer over at least a portion of the plurality of nanowires such that at least a portion of the insulating material layer provides a substantially planar top surface, removing a portion of the insulating material layer to define an active region of nanowires, and forming an electrical contact over the substantially planar top surface of the insulating material layer.


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