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News Article | May 28, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

Chris Dillard, CEO & President for Dillard Properties and Apartment Boy of Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio announced the hiring of a new Executive Director for Apartment Boy in San Antonio, Thomas (Tom) Mitchell of Picayune, Mississippi. Mitchell was at LSU when 9-11 occurred and dropped his plans to go to Tulane Medical School. He joined the Army and had 7 tours of duty seeing action with Special Forces throughout the Middle East and South Korea, achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class, commanding as many as 90 men. He is an expert Mixed Martial Arts and Tactical Operations. Tom received a special award from President George W. Bush for being the first to establish Crisis Communications between the South Korean and United States Military via Satellite. He was injured in combat three times. After leaving the U.S. Army in 2011, Tom owned and managed a Direct TV Business in Oklahoma City which grew to cover the state of Oklahoma before moving to San Antonio to once again enter medical school at UT Health Science Center. Once in school he learned that the loss of his eye in combat would prevent him from becoming a Pediatric Oncologist and Surgeon, so he decided to follow through on his other passion – Real Estate. In the last three years, Tom has helped to pioneer a more efficient way of helping Texans find a new place to live. He now joins forces with Dillard Properties in San Antonio and will help to roll out Apartment Boy’s Red Carpet Service Experience for people looking for Apartments in the San Antonio, Texas area. “I’m excited to join Apartment Boy and Dillard Properties,” Mitchell said. “What they’re doing with automation and how they view the client experience in helping people find the perfect apartment made this a great fit. Plus, we’re not limited in the type of real estate deals we can handle. We can do leasing, commercial, residential or just about anything we want. There’s a lot of freedom here. And our culture is through-the-roof both supportive and challenging.” Mitchell will be tasked with leading the team at Dillard Properties & Apartment Boy in San Antonio, including both recruiting and the extensive Apartment Boy training methodologies. “We look for high character, hard working people who understand the servant leadership model we employ,” said CEO Chris Dillard. “We’re already attracting some of the top people we’ve ever seen in our over four years of growth in Texas,” Dillard finished. Dillard Properties and Apartment Boy started in Dallas, Texas in 2012 and has since grown to operations in Forth Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Through the Apartment Boy brand, they have more than 100,000 people a year looking for free help in finding an apartment. Through the Dillard Properties brand they handle all facets of new and used home sales and leasing in addition to working in commercial leasing. They have more than 70 real estate agents working and in training and expect to have more than 200 by the end of 2017 with 30 plus employing the Red Carpet Service Experience model in San Antonio alone. For more information, please visit http://apartmentboy.com/


News Article | April 18, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

GONZALES, La., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Q Hotels joined forces with Baton Rouge & Covington Horse Farms along with The LSU Equestrian Team to honor the men and women that have served The United States of America. The Family Friendly Horse Show will be held at the Lamar Dixon...


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.nanotech-now.com

Home > Press > Shedding light on the absorption of light by titanium dioxide Abstract: Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most promising materials for photovoltaics and photocatalysis nowadays. This material appears in different crystalline forms, but the most attractive one for applications is called "anatase". Despite decades of studies on the conversion of the absorbed light into electrical charges in anatase TiO2, the very nature of its fundamental electronic and optical properties was still unknown. EPFL scientists, with national and international partners, have now shed light onto the problem by a combination of cutting-edge steady-state and ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, as well as theoretical calculations. The work is published in Nature Communications. Anatase TiO2 is involved in a wide range of applications, ranging from photovoltaics and photocatalysis to self-cleaning glasses, and water and air purification. All of these are based on the absorption of light and its subsequent conversion into electrical charges. Given its widespread use in various applications, TiO2 has been one of the most studied materials in the twentieth century, both experimentally and theoretically. When light shines on a semiconducting material such as TiO2, it generates either free negative (electrons) and positive (holes) charges or a bound neutral electron-hole pair, called an exciton. Excitons are of great interest because they can transport both energy and charges on a nanoscale level, and form the basis of an entire field of next-generation electronics, called "excitonics". The problem with TiO2 so far is that we have not been able to clearly identify the nature and properties of the physical object that absorbs light and characterize its properties. The group of Majed Chergui at EPFL, along with national and international colleagues, have shed light on this long-standing question by using a combination of cutting-edge experimental methods: steady-state angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), which maps the energetics of the electrons along the different axis in the solid; spectroscopic ellipsometry, which determines the optical properties of the solid with high accuracy; and ultrafast two-dimensional deep-ultraviolet spectroscopy, used for the first time in the study of materials, along with state-of-the-art first-principles theoretical tools. They discovered that the threshold of the optical absorption spectrum is due to a strongly bound exciton, which exhibits two remarkable novel properties: First, it is confined on a two-dimensional (2D) plane of the three-dimensional lattice of the material. This is the first such case ever reported in condensed matter. And secondly, this 2D exciton is stable at room temperature and robust against defects, as it is present in any type of TiO2 -- single crystals, thin films, and even nanoparticles used in devices. This "immunity" of the exciton to long-range structural disorder and defects implies that it can store the incoming energy in the form of light and guide it at the nanoscale in a selective way. This promises a huge improvement compared to current technology, in which the absorbed light energy is dissipated as heat to the crystal lattice, making the conventional excitation schemes extremely inefficient. Furthermore, the newly discovered exciton is very sensitive to a variety of external and internal stimuli in the material (temperature, pressure, excess electron density), paving the way to a powerful, accurate and cheap detection scheme for sensors with an optical read-out. "Given that it is cheap and easy to fabricate anatase TiO2 materials, these findings are crucial for many applications and beyond", says Majed Chergui. "To know how electrical charges are generated after light is absorbed is a key ingredient for efficient photocatalysts." ### This work was carried out in a collaboration of the EPFL's Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Ultrarapide (LSU) and the Institute of Physics (IPHYS) within the Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS), with the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, the University of Fribourg, the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, the Università Roma "Tor Vergata", and the Universidad del Pais Vasco. It was funded by the Swiss National Science foundation (SNSF; NCCR:MUST), the European Research Council Advanced Grants "DYNAMOX" and "Qspec-Newmat", the Grupos Consolidados del Gobierno Vasco and COST Actions, EUSpec. Reference E. Baldini, L. Chiodo, A. Dominguez, M. Palummo, S. Moser, M. Yazdi-Rizi, G. Auböck, B.P.P. Mallett, H. Berger, A. Magrez, C. Bernhard, M. Grioni, A. Rubio, M. Chergui. Strongly bound excitons in anatase TiO2 single crystals and nanoparticles. Nature Communications 13 April 2017. DOI: s41467-017-00016-6. For more information, please click If you have a comment, please us. Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.


News Article | March 30, 2017
Site: www.techtimes.com

The craze for making slime in DIY mode, with recipes taken from social media, is exposing children to high risk. An 11-year-old girl in Massachusetts recently received severe burns to her hands while making slime on her own. Kathleen Quinn was making the sticky concoction when her skin started turning hot and tingly. She was working with ingredients such as Elmer's glue, water, and borax to make slime. According to her parents, Kathleen's skin turned bright red. She was taken to the hospital, where doctors said her hands received second- and third-degree burns. The hands are full of blisters, her mother said. "She was like crying in pain, 'My hands hurt, my hands hurt,'" said Kathleen's mother Siobhan Quinn. Making homemade slime has become a wild fad, with children turning to YouTube and other social media for tips on do-it-yourself recipes. "We've seen a variety of slime recipes oozing through cyberspace over the past few weeks," said Newell Brands, the parent company of Elmer's Glue, in a statement. According to Newell Brands, the demand for liquid glue has been going up. In the second half of 2016, sales started soaring and by December, sales had more than doubled. DIY slime comes in many types, such as clear slime, sequin slime, glitter slime, puffy slime, glow-in-the-dark slime, and metallic slime. In most of these gooey concoctions, Elmer's glue is used as the main ingredient. Doctors attribute Kathleen's blisters to prolonged exposure to borax. It is a key ingredient and is toxic too. Borax needs to be handled with care and there must be proper dilution. The schoolgirl is expected to recover fully. But her parents want her condition to be conveyed to people so that other children can stay safe while making slime at home, especially when handling borax. Kathleen has missed school for a week as her hands are bandaged. Her message to other kids is "don't make it, don't play with it." A doctor also wanted kids to exercise more caution on what they mix while making slime. "You just have to really read the packages and know what you're mixing because there are certain things in the home that are just dangerous," said Dr. Megan Hannon, a physician at South Shore Hospital. Parents are now looking for safer methods to make slime and still have fun. James Diaz, of LSU Public Health, explains that there are ways of making slimy goo without putting children's safety at risk. The materials required are glue, contact solution, baking soda, and food coloring. Put 4 ounces of glue in a bowl then add half a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of contact lens solution. Mix in the preferred food coloring. After mixing, it will thicken out. It can then be placed on a plate for further kneading until it becomes a stretchy product. Diaz tells users to be careful about borax. Borax, when mixed with water, turns into boric acid and it can inflict burns. He said the risk must be taken seriously as third-degree burns may worsen into fourth-degree burns warranting a skin graft. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


News Article | April 24, 2017
Site: www.fastcompany.com

What’s the old yarn about the journey being more important than the destination? Turns out, that’s an apt metaphor for the motivation of elite athletes. At least that what we learn in this new campaign for nutritional supplements brand MET-Rx. Through former LSU star running back and current projected top 10 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Leonard Fournette, we see that all that hard work and dedication isn’t about the golden trinkets. Here, The Nature’s Bounty Co. chief marketing officer Derek Bowen, and Droga5 creative director Ryan Raab and copywriter Yahkeema Moffitt break down the inspiration and idea behind the new ad. if(typeof(jQuery)=="function"){(function($){$.fn.fitVids=function(){}})(jQuery)}; jwplayer('jwplayer_Qavu9GOm_G2hQKLvX_div').setup( {"playlist":"https:\/\/content.jwplatform.com\/feeds\/Qavu9GOm.json","ph":2} );


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: phys.org

LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Ivan Agullo's new research advances knowledge of a classical theory of electromagnetism. Credit: LSU Radio waves, microwaves and even light itself are all made of electric and magnetic fields. The classical theory of electromagnetism was completed in the 1860s by James Clerk Maxwell. At the time, Maxwell's theory was revolutionary, and provided a unified framework to understand electricity, magnetism and optics. Now, new research led by LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Ivan Agullo, with colleagues from the Universidad de Valencia, Spain, advances knowledge of this theory. Their recent discoveries have been published in Physical Review Letters. Maxwell's theory displays a remarkable feature: it remains unaltered under the interchange of the electric and magnetic fields, when charges and currents are not present. This symmetry is called the electric-magnetic duality. However, while electric charges exist, magnetic charges have never been observed in nature. If magnetic charges do not exist, the symmetry also cannot exist. This mystery has motivated physicists to search for magnetic charges, or magnetic monopoles. However, no one has been successful. Agullo and his colleagues may have discovered why. "Gravity spoils the symmetry regardless of whether magnetic monopoles exist or not. This is shocking. The bottom line is that the symmetry cannot exist in our universe at the fundamental level because gravity is everywhere," Agullo said. Gravity, together with quantum effects, disrupts the electric-magnetic duality or symmetry of the electromagnetic field. Agullo and his colleagues discovered this by looking at previous theories that illustrate this phenomenon among other types of particles in the universe, called fermions, and applied it to photons in electromagnetic fields. "We have been able to write the theory of the electromagnetic field in a way that very much resembles the theory of fermions, and prove this absence of symmetry by using powerful techniques that were developed for fermions," he said. This new discovery challenges assumptions that could impact other research including the study of the birth of the universe. Satellites collect data from the radiation emitted from the Big Bang, which is called the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB. This radiation contains valuable information about the history of the universe. "By measuring the CMB, we get precise information on how the Big Bang happened," Agullo said. Scientists analyzing this data have assumed that the polarization of photons in the CMB is not affected by the gravitational field in the universe, which is true only if electromagnetic symmetry exists. However, since this new finding suggests that the symmetry does not exist at the fundamental level, the polarization of the CMB can change throughout cosmic evolution. Scientists may need to take this into consideration when analyzing the data. The focus of Agullo's current research is on how much this new effect is. More information: Ivan Agullo et al, Electromagnetic Duality Anomaly in Curved Spacetimes, Physical Review Letters (2017). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.111301


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

The Baton Rouge Bar Association sponsored the Region III Mock Trial competition for local high schools on February 17-18, 2017. Student teams from East Baton Rouge and the surrounding nine parishes learned about the law and our legal system in this hands-on competition held annually at the 19th Judicial District Court in downtown Baton Rouge. The student participants are all given the same hypothetical case and prepare for both the plaintiff and defense’s side, which is presented before a judge and mock jury of attorneys. Local volunteer attorneys and teacher coaches spend weeks preparing these high school students for their “day in court.” Baton Rouge attorney Joseph K. Scott, III along with local attorneys Chip Marionneaux and J. Cullens have now coached the Episcopal High School team for the fourth consecutive year. The Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge Social Studies Department sponsors the mock trial team, and teacher Vincent Hoang is the club’s director. “While many of the students are not specifically interested in attending law school, the training they receive by competing in mock trial is invaluable," said Scott, an attorney/coach for Episcopal High School. "Students learn analytical skills and develop proficiency in public speaking and constructing well-supported arguments. These students are generally going into professional careers where these same skills will give them an edge in the boardroom, closing sales, or witness depositions.” Episcopal’s team starts planning towards the end of the fall semester, meeting several times before the holiday break. In January, they begin to meet twice a week in 2-hour sessions to strategize, practice, develop technical knowledge and work on their presentation. Episcopal typically enters two or three teams in the competition. Each team must be prepared to present the plaintiff’s (or prosecution’s) case as well as the defense’s case since they never know which side they will be presenting before the judge and jury. This year the school fielded two teams, one of which advanced to the third round and once again impressed the judge and jury of attorneys with their presentation skills and knowledge. Several local high schools have a mock trial elective course, and the students have a full semester of actual class time to devote to training for the competition. “Episcopal is lucky to have three successful litigators willing to take the time to work with these young people, but when we compete against schools using a full semester curriculum, progressing beyond the opening rounds has proved difficult. However, these students really enjoy the competition, and it’s a great pleasure to watch their skills develop,” Scott. Students who win the Region III competition progress to compete at the state level in Monroe, La., in March and the National Competition that is being held this year in May in Hartford, Conn. Scott went on to say, “I thoroughly enjoy working with this bright, energetic group of young people who continue to impress me with their hard work, perseverance and dedication. I know they will go on to achieve great things.” The Region III Mock Trial Competition is a youth education program of the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation and is financially assisted by the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Account (IOLTA) program. For more information or a consultation regarding Juvenile, Family, or Criminal Law, Joseph K. Scott, III invites you to visit his website at http://www.josephkscott.com or contact his office at (225) 478-1128. His offices are located at 830 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Joseph K. Scott, III has maintained his private practice since 2004 and has represented several hundred clients. He is a 2002 graduate of LSU Law School and was a member of the school's Law Review. Mr. Scott has written many articles on criminal law for the Louisiana Bar Association magazine and is a speaker on juvenile and family law. Mr. Scott has lived and worked in the Baton Rouge area for the past 18 years.


Grow Condos, Inc.  (OTCQB: GRWC), a fully reporting, publicly traded company specialized in cannabis industry-related 'Condo' style real estate and turn-key grow facilities, today seeks to update investors on the recent acquisition closing of Lake Selmac Resort and RV Park, and the development of its evolving strategy in Lake Selma Oregon. After completing the acquisition, the company believes that the Smoke on the Water business presents a unique separate business model and being entirely ripe for a 'roll-up' acquisition play within the RV and Campground industry. Currently, the industry is entirely dominated by a 'Mom and Pop' type business with no tangible exit strategy. The company feels that these establishments can be purchased for 4 to 7 times EBITA, and then converted into culturally themed Cannabis Friendly destinations, creating a greater industry presence with a growing multiple of franchise themed locations. To Read this and more news for Grow Condos, please go to: http://marketnewsupdates.com/news/grwc.html Plans currently underway at the Lake Selma Resort include the development of a territorial conversion to the Native American theme, enhanced with TeePee style accommodations, Yoga and other spiritually enhancing activities throughout the day, and astrology and celestial centered nightly events. Other exclusive features include 'Theater Night on the Water', an event by which visitors will be able to experience movie viewing on a floating screen while enjoying a peaceful night on the lake. Created to capitalize on the country's continually growing level of recreational marijuana acceptance, 'Smoke on the Water' has launched its own roll-up development strategy, and started on a trajectory to duplicate its success. Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Zallen stated: "We believe that we have reached a pinnacle, since the acquisition of Southern Oregon's Lake Selmac Resort and RV Park, where this sector has established sufficient momentum to yield considerable value on its own." Management has concluded that this strategy will support the targeted growth of this division, advancing each sector with a singular focus on the development of a strong foothold in each niche market. Smoke on the Water is now relatively established, and prepared to capitalize on the fragmented RV industry in marijuana friendly territories." According to popular consensus, it has been revealed that relaxed marijuana laws are a powerful motivator for tourists, since technically it's not yet permissible to recreationally smoke in National and State Parks. This has opened a very lucrative niche opportunity for smaller, privately-owned properties that can offer the freedom of experiencing Oregon's strikingly beautiful landscape, while also enabling its visitors to enjoy Oregon's 420 Friendly privileges. Grow Condos, Inc. recently announced the successful acquisition of one of the territory's privately-owned nature rich vacation spots, Lake Selmac Resort and RV Park, situated in the picturesque heart of Southern Oregon. Located just 20 miles south of Grants Pass, Oregon and 2.5 miles east of the Redwood Highway (Hwy. 199) in Selma, Oregon, Lake Selmac Resort. The peaceful exclusive property currently facilitates fishing, swimming, boating, and in addition to RV parking, has tent camping and cabin locations established for accommodation. To view more regarding the property, visit: http://www.lakeselmac.com Shareholders will be kept updated as events In other Industry news and developments: United Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB: CNAB) closed up over 16% on Monday at $1.24 by the market close. United Cannabis Corporation, the creator of Prana Bio Nutrient Medicinals, on 4/20 announced that it is expanding protection of its intellectual properties, and National Stage applications based upon PCT/US2015/056635, and pursuant to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), for 'Cannabis Extracts and Methods of Preparing and Using Same' are currently in the process of being filed in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Europe, Eurasia, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa and South Korea. Solis Tek Inc. (OTCQB: SLTK) closed up over 11% on Monday at $1.91 by the market close. Solis Tek is a vertically integrated technology innovator, developer, manufacturer and distributor, focused on bringing products and solutions to commercial cannabis growers, in both the medical and adult use space in legal markets across the U.S. For nearly a decade, growers have used Solis Tek's digital lighting solutions to increase yield and lower costs and grow better. The Company's customers include retail stores, distributors and commercial growers in the United States and abroad. American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) closed up over 6% on Monday, at $0.59554 by the market close. American Cannabis Company, a business-to-business consulting firm and distributor of ancillary products and services to the cannabis industry, in April announced it has secured its first retainer client (the "Client"), in the state of Louisiana. The Client, CB Medical, LLC ("CB Medical"), is a newly formed entity that is one of the applicants for the LSU-sponsored medical marijuana program. LSU has indicated that it will select finalists for live presentations next month, and then it will determine a winner in June 2017. Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTCQX: ZDPY), a strategic real estate development firm, whose primary mission is to identify, develop, and lease sophisticated, safe, and sustainable properties in emerging industries, including the licensed medical marijuana industry, in late March announced one of its subsidiaries, Chino Valley Properties, LLC, has signed an amendment to an existing commercial lease agreement with one of its tenants, in order to expand the leased space at the Chino Valley Cultivation Facility, located in Chino Valley, Ariz., from approximately 25,000 square feet to 35,000 square feet of leased space. DISCLAIMER: MarketNewsUpdates.com (MNU) is a third party publisher and news dissemination service provider, which disseminates electronic information through multiple online media channels. 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Grow Condos, Inc.  (OTCQB: GRWC), a fully reporting, publicly traded company specialized in cannabis industry-related 'Condo' style real estate and turn-key grow facilities, today seeks to update investors on the recent acquisition closing of Lake Selmac Resort and RV Park, and the development of its evolving strategy in Lake Selma Oregon. After completing the acquisition, the company believes that the Smoke on the Water business presents a unique separate business model and being entirely ripe for a 'roll-up' acquisition play within the RV and Campground industry. Currently, the industry is entirely dominated by a 'Mom and Pop' type business with no tangible exit strategy. The company feels that these establishments can be purchased for 4 to 7 times EBITA, and then converted into culturally themed Cannabis Friendly destinations, creating a greater industry presence with a growing multiple of franchise themed locations. To Read this and more news for Grow Condos, please go to: http://marketnewsupdates.com/news/grwc.html Plans currently underway at the Lake Selma Resort include the development of a territorial conversion to the Native American theme, enhanced with TeePee style accommodations, Yoga and other spiritually enhancing activities throughout the day, and astrology and celestial centered nightly events. Other exclusive features include 'Theater Night on the Water', an event by which visitors will be able to experience movie viewing on a floating screen while enjoying a peaceful night on the lake. Created to capitalize on the country's continually growing level of recreational marijuana acceptance, 'Smoke on the Water' has launched its own roll-up development strategy, and started on a trajectory to duplicate its success. Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Zallen stated: "We believe that we have reached a pinnacle, since the acquisition of Southern Oregon's Lake Selmac Resort and RV Park, where this sector has established sufficient momentum to yield considerable value on its own." Management has concluded that this strategy will support the targeted growth of this division, advancing each sector with a singular focus on the development of a strong foothold in each niche market. Smoke on the Water is now relatively established, and prepared to capitalize on the fragmented RV industry in marijuana friendly territories." According to popular consensus, it has been revealed that relaxed marijuana laws are a powerful motivator for tourists, since technically it's not yet permissible to recreationally smoke in National and State Parks. This has opened a very lucrative niche opportunity for smaller, privately-owned properties that can offer the freedom of experiencing Oregon's strikingly beautiful landscape, while also enabling its visitors to enjoy Oregon's 420 Friendly privileges. Grow Condos, Inc. recently announced the successful acquisition of one of the territory's privately-owned nature rich vacation spots, Lake Selmac Resort and RV Park, situated in the picturesque heart of Southern Oregon. Located just 20 miles south of Grants Pass, Oregon and 2.5 miles east of the Redwood Highway (Hwy. 199) in Selma, Oregon, Lake Selmac Resort. The peaceful exclusive property currently facilitates fishing, swimming, boating, and in addition to RV parking, has tent camping and cabin locations established for accommodation. To view more regarding the property, visit: http://www.lakeselmac.com Shareholders will be kept updated as events In other Industry news and developments: United Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB: CNAB) closed up over 16% on Monday at $1.24 by the market close. United Cannabis Corporation, the creator of Prana Bio Nutrient Medicinals, on 4/20 announced that it is expanding protection of its intellectual properties, and National Stage applications based upon PCT/US2015/056635, and pursuant to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), for 'Cannabis Extracts and Methods of Preparing and Using Same' are currently in the process of being filed in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Europe, Eurasia, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa and South Korea. Solis Tek Inc. (OTCQB: SLTK) closed up over 11% on Monday at $1.91 by the market close. Solis Tek is a vertically integrated technology innovator, developer, manufacturer and distributor, focused on bringing products and solutions to commercial cannabis growers, in both the medical and adult use space in legal markets across the U.S. For nearly a decade, growers have used Solis Tek's digital lighting solutions to increase yield and lower costs and grow better. The Company's customers include retail stores, distributors and commercial growers in the United States and abroad. American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) closed up over 6% on Monday, at $0.59554 by the market close. American Cannabis Company, a business-to-business consulting firm and distributor of ancillary products and services to the cannabis industry, in April announced it has secured its first retainer client (the "Client"), in the state of Louisiana. The Client, CB Medical, LLC ("CB Medical"), is a newly formed entity that is one of the applicants for the LSU-sponsored medical marijuana program. LSU has indicated that it will select finalists for live presentations next month, and then it will determine a winner in June 2017. Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTCQX: ZDPY), a strategic real estate development firm, whose primary mission is to identify, develop, and lease sophisticated, safe, and sustainable properties in emerging industries, including the licensed medical marijuana industry, in late March announced one of its subsidiaries, Chino Valley Properties, LLC, has signed an amendment to an existing commercial lease agreement with one of its tenants, in order to expand the leased space at the Chino Valley Cultivation Facility, located in Chino Valley, Ariz., from approximately 25,000 square feet to 35,000 square feet of leased space. DISCLAIMER: MarketNewsUpdates.com (MNU) is a third party publisher and news dissemination service provider, which disseminates electronic information through multiple online media channels. 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News Article | April 30, 2017
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FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley reacts to a question about the future of the team during a news conference at the Ralph Wilson Media Center in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Buffalo Bills fired Whaley in a move that came a day after the NFL draft, and further solidifies rookie head coach Sean McDermott's control over the team. Team owner Terry Pegula announced the move Sunday, April 30, 2017, saying he reached the decision after a lengthy review of the team. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File) ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Whether it was sitting together in a golf cart watching training camp or sharing dinner and drinks at a nearby restaurant, Bills owner Terry Pegula and general manager Doug Whaley were nearly inseparable last summer. Some nine months later, their professional relationship soured to such an extent that Pegula fired Whaley and his entire scouting staff on Sunday. The decision was reached shortly after the two met at 8 a.m., a day following the NFL draft, and it completed a front-office purge that began with coach Rex Ryan being fired in the final week of last season. Pegula's voice cracked briefly with emotion when discussing the latest move, saying: "There were a few tears around the building, to be honest with you. He's a good guy." But not good enough to keep his job, with Pegula saying he reached the conclusion following a lengthy offseason review. It's a shake-up that further solidifies the influence rookie coach Sean McDermott has gained in the three months since being hired. The 42-year-old detail-oriented defensive specialist has become the voice of the franchise in discussing all team-related topics, including free agency and the draft. Pegula said the timing coincided with the end of the draft, but he declined to detail the reasons why the overhaul was necessary. Nor would Pegula explain his reasoning for showing Whaley the door while praising the collaborative approach that took place between the GM and McDermott in the draft room. "We have certain aspects we need to get a little better in," Pegula said. "(Whaley's) a smart man, but we made the decision. And the reasons remain private to us." Pegula said "things change," when asked why he signed Whaley to a four-year contract extension in January 2016, and then backed him this January after Ryan was fired. Pegula also took the emphasis off McDermott's authority by saying the decision to fire Whaley was made by him and his wife, Kim. The Bills also dismissed player-personnel director Jim Monos and Kelvin Fisher, the team's former amateur scouting director who had previously been demoted to an advisory role. Pegula will immediately begin a GM search and said it was too early to speculate on candidates. He said McDermott would have some input. One possible candidate is Carolina Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane because of his ties to McDermott, who spent the previous six seasons as the team's defensive coordinator. McDermott on Saturday praised Whaley's role in the draft process but sidestepped questions regarding the GM's job security. The Bills made six picks and swung several trades in addressing immediate and long-term needs. Buffalo opened by acquiring two selections, including a first-rounder next year, in a trade with Kansas City to move back 17 spots and select LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White at 27th. The Bills have now gone through six general managers during their 17-year playoff drought — the longest active streak in North America's four major professional sports. It's the first GM search for the Pegulas, who retained Whaley when they purchased the team in October 2014. Whaley worked up the scouting ranks with the Pittsburgh Steelers, before the Bills hired him as an assistant general manager in 2010. He was groomed to become the GM and took over the job in May 2013 when Buddy Nix stepped down. The Bills' drafting history had been spotty this decade. Of the 35 players Buffalo drafted from 2010-13, only defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and left tackle Cordy Glenn remain on the roster. Whaley has been second-guessed on a number of selections, including the decision to trade two draft picks — including Buffalo's 2015 first-round selection — to Cleveland to move up five spots and pick receiver Sammy Watkins with the fourth selection in the 2014 draft. It was considered a high price to pay in a draft that produced a bounty of top-flight receivers. Whaley acknowledged he took a gamble and suggested his tenure in Buffalo might well be judged on that one move. Both of Pegula's Buffalo-based sports franchises are hitting the reset button. Pegula fired Sabers GM Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma 10 days after the NHL season ended two weeks ago. Without going into detail, Pegula said he is close to hiring a general manager. Between the two teams, the Pegulas have now employed a combined seven coaches and three GMs since purchasing the Sabres in February 2011. Pegula chalked up the rate of change as being common in sports, and disputed the notion it reflects poorly on him. "We're going to try to make the best decision we can in the future," Pegula said. "We've made big decisions all our lives." For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

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