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News Article | May 9, 2017
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Sensei Project Solutions announced today the official launch of the Sensei Portfolio Advisor™ App for Microsoft Project Online and Project Server, which automates governance and compliance checks for projects in the portfolio. “Data quality is incredibly important in any PPM system,” said Kenneth Steiness, CEO of Sensei Project Solutions, “so the ability to monitor quality objectively and ensure compliance is critical. Otherwise, executives are making decisions from bad data.” The app provides a portfolio-level overview of schedule health based on industry standards from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and project management best practices, and it constantly monitors any exceptions to the organization’s governance process. The included Schedule Compliance checks cover ‘Work Breakdown Structure’, ‘Resources’, ‘Schedule’ and ‘Links’. In the first release, there are 29 compliance checks, and more will be added over time. The included Governance checks deal with project-level exceptions, ranging from schedules where the status has not been updated or published, to unsubmitted timesheets, overdue risks and issues, as well as incomplete work in the past and actuals tracked in the future. There are 12 standard checks in the first release of the app, and more planned for the future. Organizations can choose the severity for each check, or ignore certain ones altogether. For valid exceptions on projects, individual checks can be ‘Bypassed’. The Sensei Portfolio Advisor™ app is available for individual users in the Microsoft Office Store, and organizations can purchase an Enterprise license directly from Sensei Project Solutions. Sensei Project Solutions, a Finalist for the 2015 Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Partner of the Year, focuses on bringing Instant Productivity to your team. Our mission is to help individuals and organizations be more productive so that they can achieve their greatest potential. As a Gold certified Microsoft Partner and Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Sensei offers a complete set of services and products for a successful Microsoft PPM deployment. Our guiding principles for Proactive PPM follow best practices and industry standards aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Gartner, enabling organizations to manage resource demand, obtain business intelligence that facilitates better decision making, increase business effectiveness by easily connecting people, and become self-sufficient with PPM processes and solutions. In short, Sensei helps organizations achieve Instant Productivity. For additional information contact Sensei Project Solutions at 480-582-1824 or info(at)senseiprojectsolutions(dot)com.


ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2017) - Cora Systems, a leading global provider of enterprise portfolio, program and project management (EPPM) solutions, is presenting John McGrath as a keynote speaker at the marcus evans 2nd Annual Medical Device Project & Portfolio Management conference May 17 and 18 at the Embassy Suites in St. Paul, MN. As a PMO Consultant and Project Management Lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Dr. McGrath will deliver a presentation on May 18 at 11:45 a.m. that includes how to move portfolio management to an operations setting vs. project management to achieve greater results and how to assess operations of portfolio management to improve efficiency. He'll also discuss the importance of developing centers of excellence to improve clarity and how to determine what are the right number of projects for a specific company. "We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to share John's expertise with conference attendees," said Philip Martin, CEO of Cora Systems. "With the medical device industry constantly evolving and with companies expanding their portfolios, John pinpoints how a clearly focused PPM approach leads to better alignment of strategic initiatives, consistency and communication among teams. Well-recognized among his peers, John will show how projects can best benefit from tools and technology to assure the best possible outcomes," he added. McGrath's presentation supports the theme of the conference which is "Driving Business Objectives, Strategic Growth Initiatives and ROI through Aligned Project and Portfolio Management." Other keynote speakers at the event include Amir Khamseh, head of PMO, Surgical Heart Valve Therapy, Edwards Life Sciences; Jeffrey Pezas, Global Director of Product Development and Portfolio Management, GE Healthcare; and Dr. Norbert Leinfellner, VP, Product Development Engineering Global R&D, Fresenius Medical Care. About Cora Systems Cora Systems provides EPPM solutions and services to government agencies and large-scale global organizations, including life sciences, healthcare, and engineering & construction. Every day, thousands of project managers across the world use the Cora platform to manage their portfolio of projects, totaling over $ 10 billion in value, across multiple locations, dozens of countries and thousands of users. Headquartered in Ireland and with regional offices in Washington, DC and London (UK), Cora's client roster includes Allergan, Boston Scientific and Eli Lilly. For more information, visit: www.corasystems.com.


News Article | March 5, 2017
Site: www.techtimes.com

Beyond the usual testing for alcohol levels, there is also a breathalyzer that can diagnose up to 17 diseases with just one puff from a patient. But how about a breathalyzer that can detect fat loss? LEVL debuted at the 2016 CES and it has finally come to fruition this year. It is an FDA Class I medical device that would aid individuals working to improve their health by measuring and monitoring the body's fat content to see whether their current nutrition and fitness regimen is indeed working for them. The device works by measuring the acetone Parts Per Million (PPM) in exhaled breath. The premise is based on half a century's worth of clinical research that points to a correlation between acetone levels in the breath and body fat burned. That way, even if you do not see any changes on the scale, the LEVL will tell you if you've indeed burned a significant amount of body fat. Most people who adopt nutrition and fitness regimen look to the scales to see whether their efforts and lifestyle changes do indeed work for them. The thing is, weight loss doesn't necessarily point to the effectiveness of a fitness and nutrition regimen because it measures merely the over-all weight and does not indicate whether what you are losing is muscle, fat, or water. Using just the scale could not only be frustrating if you do not yet see any changes, but it can also be misleading because you could take a dip in the scales as a signal of the effectiveness of your routine when you could be losing water and muscle instead of fat. That's where the LEVL comes in. As a sort of supplementary tool for fitness and health, LEVL will help you to gauge your fat burning levels whether the scale reflects it or not. By now you may have heard of healthy fats, and that's because having fat in your body isn't a bad thing. In fact it is an essential component of the body that impacts the over-all health. What's important is going for and maintaining a healthy level of body fat percentage for your body by burning the percentage that could lead to obesity-related health problems, and henceforth increase your overall wellness. Each body, after all, is different in its needs and composition, and what the LEVL aims to do is to assist individuals in measuring their own bodies based on their individual needs and goals. The LEVL is currently available in Seattle at $699 plus an additional $49 in monthly subscriptions in the app, the device itself, and monthly deliveries of replacement sensors and calibration gas. The announcement for a nationwide distribution will come this spring. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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(PRLEAP.COM) April 13, 2017 - Red Oak Capital Group (RED OAK) out-performed expectations, and announced a record first-quarter distribution of 12.20% to investors earlier today on its Red Oak Capital Fund I. This comes directly on the heels of a strong 2016 year-end performance of 11.90%."There is a lot of strength and support in the smaller commercial note space right now," said Chip Cummings, Managing Partner with Red Oak. "and we just happen to be in a good position to capitalize on it for our investors."Red Oak Capital Fund I was created to take advantage of short-term gaps in the traditional commercial finance markets, and specializes in the acquisition of smaller commercial real estate debt instruments. Larger Funds and traditional lenders have focused more on larger transactions with longer terms, and have not been as flexible to Borrowers and the market demands."There are a lot of quality deals that are being overlooked simply because of size or minimum terms" explained Cummings. "With our 20+ years of lending and development experience, we can look at these transactions with a more common-sense approach, and provide an attractive short-term funding solution that provides strong returns and minimized risk for our investors."Consistent with its other sector Funds, the Red Oak Capital Fund I does not own real estate, but rather holds performing debt notes which are collateralized by income producing commercial real estate assets. The average hold term on its assets is only 12 months, allowing faster reaction to changing market conditions."Investors continue to search for yield, but they also want security and liquidity" explains Kevin Kennedy, a Senior Partner at Red Oak, "The shorter term hold and managed risk has been extremely attractive to both our individual investors and our institutional partners."Kennedy, as the head of capital acquisition, works directly with Red Oak's institutional investment partners, RIA's and broker/dealer partners.Adds Kennedy, "Savvy investors understand the importance of having a strong Alternative Investment choice as part of their portfolio, and the benefits of these types of assets over a traditional REIT. We've been able to demonstrate that strength with solid returns once again to our investor partners."Red Oak Capital Fund I focuses on small short-term debt instruments secured by commercial real estate assets located in major markets throughout the United States. It targets a net return of 10-12%, and is currently open to new investors.The Red Oak Capital Group is a private equity firm specializing in commercial real estate investments, and manages several Funds, including Red Oak Capital Fund I. With offices in New York and Michigan, Red Oak Capital Group was founded in 2015 to serve the capital finance and investment markets, and the principals, directors and advisory team have vast experience in the development, management, financing and syndication of commercial real estate. Additional information may be obtained directly from Red Oak by visiting www.RedOakCapitalGroup.com , or by calling (212) 457-4004.Red Oak Capital Fund is registered under SEC Regulation D, Section 506(c). For full details, including PPM and subscription agreement information, please visit the website


The Following Companies As The Key Players In The Global Project Portfolio Management Software Market: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Atlassian, EOS Software, LiquidPlanner, Mavenlink, onepoint PROJECTS, Planview, Sciforma, Sopheon, Upland, VersionOne, Workfront, and Wrike. Commenting on the report, “One trend in market is emergence of analytics in PPM. Portfolio alignment and resource planning are labor-intensive processes. Predictive analytics can improve the accuracy and speed of portfolio planning by predicting the best project roadmap for available resources. The implementation of PPM with analytics improves the decision-making power of an organization. Vendors such as Innotas (a part of Planview) offer the Predictive Portfolio Analysis solution. This solution identifies the highest value projects that can be completed by taking into consideration an organization’s resource and staff constraints. Oracle PPM Cloud Analytics tracks, charts, and reviews projects by providing real-time reports based on business needs. It is designed to help a firm focus on visualizing a project's financial information and efforts. It also tracks the project health and speeds up delivery.” According to the report, one driver in market is growing need for cost management. PPM software uses a range of tools to improve the efficiency of an organization. Cost management involves the allocation of resources for a specific job. It is primarily relevant to enterprises in the Americas and EMEA because they operate at a much higher cost than their counterparts in APAC. Industry participants believe that organizations can make the mistake of completing a task much earlier by overutilizing their resources. PPM software helps in analyzing and surveying the type and number of projects that are undertaken by an organization. It can also verify the usage of these resources. Enterprises in APAC need to be more aware of this to ensure that their resources are managed effectively. Costs and budgets have a high impact on the performance of an enterprise. The effective management of time and the appropriate allocation of resources are essential to the success of an organization. PPM software offers time tracking and precise billing services for a project within the financial agreement. Further, the report states that one challenge in market is PPM implementation issues. The implementation process of PPM introduces some hurdles and common challenges. A holistic understanding of these issues ensures the success of PPM software deployment across various verticals. The deployment of PPM software in an organization requires proper change management. The data for portfolio management requires accuracy in the execution at the project level. Stakeholders also need to be mentored to ensure minimum risk. The other challenges that emerge during the implementation of the software involve organization culture, change management, allocation of resources for PPM implementation and training, and formulation of the PPM process. The business and technical capabilities that are required to implement a PPM solution are widely dissimilar. The necessary technical skills vary based on project management requirements. The possibility of failure in the implementation is high if a team lacks the required experience. The inability to deploy effectively and efficiently leads to failure when projects have tight deadlines and short delivery cycles. The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.orbisresearch.com/reports/index/global-project-portfolio-management-software-market-2017-2021


TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 1, 2017) - Amfil Technologies, Inc. ( : AMFE) is pleased to announce that the company has signed an agreement with Roto-Gro World Wide Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Roto-Gro International Ltd. ( : RGI) to form a joint venture to integrate and distribute the GROzone EcoPr03 Antimicrobial System with the revolutionary Roto-Gro Rotary Hydroponic systems. The Roto-Gro automated rotary hydroponic system was designed, developed, and manufactured in Canada in 2006. The system has been recognised by several cannabis producers and distributors in Canada, Europe and the US and has an established client base, including Canadian based Nutrilife Products, being one of its largest customers with sales to the group already exceeding 600 units. They have also recently entered into an agreement with EuroAg Corporation for the supply of 240 Roto-Gro Units over a 12-month period. The company recently debuted on the Australian Stock Exchange through IPO in February 2017. The Roto-Gro system is an automated rotary hydroponic vertical farming system designed for use in the rapidly growing medical marijuana industry. The Roto-Gro system was developed in 2006 and is based on a flood and drain system. Plants are inserted into "quick drain trays", then inserted into a motorized wheel which revolves the plants 24 hours a day around centre-fixed grow lights. Through gravitropism and many other features, plants experience accelerated growth rates. The compression resulting from the rotation results in plants with more internodes and better flavour profiles. Their patent-pending design is also configured to be stackable. The ability to stack multiple units vertically within a compact footprint, together with a rotational growing bed provides a growing area equivalent to approximately ten times that of a conventional 'flatbed' hydroponic system. These efficiencies result in significantly greater crop yields per square foot and consume approximately 40% less electricity than other hydroponic systems. The system has also been designed to deliver fluids, nutrients, and carbon dioxide more effectively and efficiently than conventional growing systems. Additionally, through the agreement with GROzone, the Roto-Gro system will also deliver ozone through the integrated EcoPro3 Antimicrobial System, resulting in the ability to offer cultivators an all encompassing, highly efficient, and eco-friendly system to produce medical grade marijuana. As previously mentioned, future growth strategies include expansion into the food sector, targeting areas challenged by factors such as climate, contaminated water sources, making it difficult to grow crops utilizing traditional farming methods. The GROzone systems were developed from existing technology which has been successfully utilized in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years, providing units for major companies such as Pepsi, Sun Pacific and Nestle. The GROzone management team intends to use their technical knowledge, expertise, and proven track record in the industry to further grow and expand the reach of both companies moving forward. A number of synergies between the two companies are being explored and the respective management teams are anticipating a unified expansion of both entities as a direct result of this strategic partnership. The immediate action would be to provide clients currently utilizing the Roto-Gro system with the option of upgrading their setups by adding the GROzone EcoPro3 Antimicrobial system allowing them to complete their growing facilities with an all encompassing and automated system. The EcoPro3 technical team has calibrated a system to integrate specifically with the current rotary hydroponic systems. This would ensure a smooth transition for current users, whilst adding the peace of mind of an organic antimicrobial solution to eliminate the risks associated with contamination. Further to the EcoPro3 upgrade for current users, the companies aim to develop, manufacture and distribute a fully integrated hydroponic system, aiming to be the global leader in hydroponic technology, providing the only hydroponic system to provide full automation of plant rotation, nutrient delivery, hydration, and fully organic antimicrobial and sanitation process, completely eliminating the risks associated with contaminated crops due to mold, pathogens and pesticides . All of this, combined with greatly reduced floor space requirements, reduced water and electrical requirements, larger yields, as well as bigger, stronger, faster growing plants which have already been produced using the patent pending Roto-Gro rotary design. Amfil Technologies, Inc. intends to continue their mission to eradicate contamination issues and completely eliminate the use of chemicals and pesticides in the production of all medical marijuana products. Roto-Gro will be receiving the first unit(s) currently in development by Amfil Technologies Inc. in the coming weeks. Amfil Technologies Inc. is very excited to be working with a leading technology provider such as Roto-Gro World Wide Inc. to further enhance and sustain the Roto-Gro system as the most cutting edge hydroponic system in the world that is available to the market. We will keep shareholders informed on the progress as it develops. Related News: Further to the recent launch of the EcoPrO3 GROzone Antimicrobial System, Amfil Technologies, Inc. is in discussions with a number of companies regarding purchase and integration of the unit. As significant contracts materialize, our shareholders will be updated on the progress for this subsidiary which is expected in the near future. For more information on Amfil Technologies, Inc. please visit our website at www.amfiltech.com or follow us on twitter at @AmfilTech. For more information on the GROzone technology visit www.grozone.biz. For more information on Roto-Gro International LLC visit their website at www.rotogro.com. About Us  Amfil Technologies, Inc. is the parent company to three wholly owned subsidiaries.  1). Snakes & Lagers Inc. holds the trade name and is the owner of Snakes & Lattes Inc. which currently operates a 6,000 sq. ft. and a 7,500 sq. ft. tabletop gaming bar and café located in Toronto, Ontario that brought in over $7M CDN in revenue last year. It is in the process of opening a third location at 10,000 sq. ft., the largest to date. Snakes & Lagers Inc. is also the procurement officer of all existing and future Snakes & Lattes Inc. franchises and has the exclusive rights to sell franchise locations globally. Snakes & Lattes Inc. was the first board game bar and café in North America, is believed to be the largest in the world and have the largest circulating public library of board games in North America for customers to choose from. Snakes & Lattes Inc. currently has a 90 member staff and recently acquired the exclusive distribution rights throughout Canada for some of the most popular board games in the world such as Cards Against Humanity and Exploding Kittens. BlogTO.com recently named Snakes & Lattes Inc. the best late night café in Toronto and has also been named the best fulfillment house in Canada by Jamey Stegmaier, the most influential blogger within the board game fulfillment sphere. For more information on Snakes & Lattes Inc. feel free to visit the website at www.snakesandlattes.com 2). The GROzone System was jointly developed between Amfil Tech and A.C.T.S. Inc. which recently rebranded its technology under Advanced Ozone Integration as an extension of the existing ozone technology being utilized in the food and beverage industry and integrated by A.C.T.S. into companies such as Pepsi, Nestle, Sysco, Sun Pacific and many others. GROzone is a triple-function sanitization unit capable of naturally eliminating 99.9% of water and airborne pathogens and the typically problematic pests that wreak havoc for cultivators (like aphids, whiteflies and spider mites), as well as bacteria, fungus, microbes and mold on surfaces, all without chemicals. The unit can also constantly regulate a given facility's water supply, oxygenating the water and maintaining a consistent PPM infusion of ozone that prevents the formation of algae, bacteria or mold (allowing for comprehensive water recycling), simultaneously removing the need to use pesticides and/or dangerous, often carcinogenic products to treat production problems, as is common throughout the industry today. This environmentally-friendly solution also eliminates odors, while slightly reducing the air temperature, lowering energy consumption by the HEPA filtration and HVAC systems and could potentially allow for a facilities process to be labeled certified organic in the U.S.A. when the crop is no longer considered illegal on the federal level, otherwise "Clean Green" or "Certified Kind" in the meantime. The GROzone unit recently passed product review by a registered USDA certifying agent for use in California as well as Pennsylvania and surrounding states. More information on the GROzone line of products can be found on the www.grozone.biz website. 3). Interloc-Kings Inc. is a hardscape construction company servicing the Greater Toronto Area. This subsidiary is an authorized Unilock installer, Unilock being, North America's premier manufacturer of concrete interlocking paving stones and segmental wall products. Interloc-Kings Inc. has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and a 10/10 rating on homestars.com. Specializing in stone and wood installations between $5,000 and $150,000 per project, Interloc-Kings Inc. has quickly become a top, high quality installation company of outdoor living areas in the GTA. More information on this subsidiary can be found at the website www.interloc-kings.com Safe Harbor Statement  This news release contains statements that involve expectations, plans or intentions (such as those relating to future business or financial results, new features or services, or management strategies) and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These statements are forward-looking and are subject to risks and uncertainties, so actual results may vary materially. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as "may," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "confident", "intend," "plan" and other similar expressions. Our actual results, such as the Company's ability to finance, complete and consolidate acquisition of IP, assets and operating companies, could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors not within the control of the company such as a result of various factors, including future economic, competitive, regulatory, and market conditions. The company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The company disclaims any obligation subsequently to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.


News Article | April 24, 2017
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p style=" text-align:left; "VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 24, 2017) - PACIFIC IMPERIAL MINES INC. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PPM) is pleased to announce that it will undertake a non-brokered private placement to raise gross proceeds of up to $400,000 ("the offering"). p style=" text-align:left; "The offering will consist of up to 20,000,000 common shares at a price of $0.02 per common share. The common shares issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period.


TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 8, 2017) - Amfil Technologies, Inc. ( : AMFE) is pleased to provide the shareholders and investment community an update regarding our Q3 2017 financial statements posted today. The company saw a 17% increase in revenues from $1,542,389 in fiscal Q2 2017 to $1,809,064 in fiscal Q3 2017. This is quite significant considering that Q2 (the Christmas and Holiday period) is historically the best performing quarter for the company's subsidiaries and this was beaten in what is known historically to be the slowest calendar quarter for the subsidiaries. This is very promising and on pace with our expectations of continued rapid growth and expansion for Amfil Technologies, Inc. and its group of companies. January to March is usually a slow quarter for retail sales and therefore lower margins due to a significant portion of revenue being received through Amazon and other lower margin purchasing outlets. Returns and markdowns following the holiday season historically had a large impact on the fiscal Q3 numbers produced by Snakes & Lattes Inc. The fact that fiscal Q3 2017 revenues surpassed that of the high margin retail sales holiday quarter of fiscal Q2 is just one of many confirmations of the company's expected and continued growth over the next two calendar quarters and into the 2017 Holiday quarter leading the company to expect a blockbuster year. Net profit of $28,803 and cash at closing of $64,870 being lower in comparison to the previous quarter is a combination of the above factors as well as a large portion of profits being injected into the new third Snakes & Lattes Inc. location opening this summer in Toronto, ON near Yonge & Eglinton. Pre-paid expenses increased to $213,895 and deposits on the lease as well as for construction which is now under-way contributed to these numbers. The company intends to be aggressive on the timeline of opening the third Snakes & Lattes location as it will immediately and dramatically increase numbers throughout the rest of 2017 and beyond. Instead of sitting on cash, the company is utilizing the increased revenues to fuel further growth and expansion at the highest rate we can comfortably support. This ensures continued revenue growth long term and maximum value to our shareholders. The excitement continues to flourish at Amfil Technologies, Inc. across all of our subsidiaries. The immediate positive impact to the financial statements through the Snakes & Lagers Inc. / Snakes & Lattes Inc. acquisition last year has been paramount to the company's bottom line. The subsidiary continues to impress through the expansion of the retail division and the rapid growth in the distribution business. We are positive and excited to see what the coming quarters will bring as the expansion and growth of this thriving subsidiary continues. Further to the overwhelming success of the Snakes & Lattes brand, the Interloc-Kings Inc. subsidiary is beginning its summer season and has many unique and exciting projects lined up for the coming months that will add to the bottom line. The recent explosion of interest in the EcoPrO3 GROzone Antimicrobial System has opened up strategic relationships and multiple ongoing discussions with potential near term customers for the subsidiary. The Amfil management teams are anticipating a monumental 2017, setting a benchmark which we will continually strive to beat year over year through consistent growth and expansion of the Amfil Group of Companies. We would like to thank all of our shareholders for their continued support as the company continues to expand and grow revenues, profits and shareholder value. Stay tuned for further developments from our operating subsidiaries in the near future. For more information on Amfil Technologies, Inc. please visit our website at www.amfiltech.com or follow us on twitter at @AmfilTech. Amfil Technologies, Inc. is the parent company to three wholly owned subsidiaries. 1). Snakes & Lagers Inc. holds the trade name and is the owner of Snakes & Lattes Inc. which currently operates a 6,000 sq. ft. and a 7,500 sq. ft. tabletop gaming bar and café located in Toronto, Ontario that brought in over $7M CDN in revenue last year. It is in the process of opening a third location at 10,000 sq. ft., the largest to date. Snakes & Lagers Inc. is also the procurement officer of all existing and future Snakes & Lattes Inc. franchises and has the exclusive rights to sell franchise locations globally. Snakes & Lattes Inc. was the first board game bar and café in North America, is believed to be the largest in the world and have the largest circulating public library of board games in North America for customers to choose from. Snakes & Lattes Inc. currently has a 90 member staff and recently acquired the exclusive distribution rights throughout Canada for some of the most popular board games in the world such as Cards Against Humanity and Exploding Kittens. BlogTO.com recently named Snakes & Lattes Inc. the best late night café in Toronto and has also been named the best fulfillment house in Canada by Jamey Stegmaier, the most influential blogger within the board game fulfillment sphere. For more information on Snakes & Lattes Inc. feel free to visit the website at www.snakesandlattes.com 2). The EcoPr03 GROzone Antimicrobial System was jointly developed between Amfil Tech and A.C.T.S. Inc. which recently rebranded its technology under Advanced Ozone Integration as an extension of the existing ozone technology being utilized in the food and beverage industry and integrated by A.C.T.S. into companies such as Pepsi, Nestle, Sysco, Sun Pacific and many others. The system is a triple-function sanitization unit capable of naturally eliminating 99.9% of water and airborne pathogens and the typically problematic pests that wreak havoc for cultivators (like aphids, whiteflies and spider mites), as well as bacteria, fungus, microbes and mold on surfaces, all without chemicals. The unit can also constantly regulate a given facility's water supply, oxygenating the water and maintaining a consistent PPM infusion of ozone that prevents the formation of algae, bacteria or mold (allowing for comprehensive water recycling), simultaneously removing the need to use pesticides and/or dangerous, often carcinogenic products to treat production problems, as is common throughout the industry today. This environmentally-friendly solution also eliminates odors, while slightly reducing the air temperature, lowering energy consumption by the HEPA filtration and HVAC systems and could potentially allow for a facilities process to be labeled certified organic in the U.S.A. when the crop is no longer considered illegal on the federal level, otherwise "Clean Green" or "Certified Kind" in the meantime. The EcoPr03 GROzone Antimicrobial System recently passed product review by a registered USDA certifying agent for use in California as well as Pennsylvania and surrounding states. More information on this product line can be found on the www.grozone.biz website. 3). Interloc-Kings Inc. is a hardscape construction company servicing the Greater Toronto Area. This subsidiary is an authorized Unilock installer, Unilock being, North America's premier manufacturer of concrete interlocking paving stones and segmental wall products. Interloc-Kings Inc. has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and a 10/10 rating on homestars.com. Specializing in stone and wood installations between $5,000 and $150,000 per project, Interloc-Kings Inc. has quickly become a top, high quality installation company of outdoor living areas in the GTA. More information on this subsidiary can be found at the website www.interloc-kings.com Safe Harbor Statement  This news release contains statements that involve expectations, plans or intentions (such as those relating to future business or financial results, new features or services, or management strategies) and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These statements are forward-looking and are subject to risks and uncertainties, so actual results may vary materially. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as "may," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "confident", "intend," "plan" and other similar expressions. Our actual results, such as the Company's ability to finance, complete and consolidate acquisition of IP, assets and operating companies, could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors not within the control of the company such as a result of various factors, including future economic, competitive, regulatory, and market conditions. The company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The company disclaims any obligation subsequently to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Planisware, the leading global provider of Project and Product Portfolio Management (PPM) software solutions for new product development (NPD), R&D, and engineering organizations, announced today that it has added Daiichi Sankyo, Astellas and XRiver (on behalf of the Michigan Department of Transportation) to the list of presenters at its upcoming user summit. The organizations will join previously announced Planisware customers Beam Suntory, Mine Safety Appliances, Bristol-Myers Squibb and AdvancePierre Foods to present case studies covering different topics related to Planisware implementations and scope of use. In addition to the thought leader and customer presentations at the event, Forrester Research vice president and principal analyst, Margo Visitacion, will be the event’s featured guest speaker and will participate in a “fireside chat” on modern-day PPM trends and solutions. During the session, Margo will discuss her take on today’s pressing industry challenges and how forward-thinking organizations are staying ahead of the competition. Planisware will hold its annual User Summit on May 17th and 18th at the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. The popular yearly event – which Planisware has hosted for 16 years – provides a forum for the organization’s customers to learn best practices from industry thought leaders, network with fellow practitioners and discover new ways to leverage the Planisware solution to reach successful investment decisions and perform effective business planning. Pricewaterhouse Coopers is the featured sponsor of the event. This year’s event will include a series of thought leader-led workshops presented by the Planisware Center for Excellence, software training classes led by Planisware team of experts and consultants, and other interactive, educational sessions. Attendance to the 2017 User Summit is limited exclusively to Planisware customers. For more information on the agenda or to register for the conference, please visit https://www.planisware.com/plus2017-philly. Planisware is a global provider of Project and Product Portfolio Management software solutions. Planisware's acclaimed configurability accommodates the company's customers across a variety of industries and empowers users to align the solution with key business programs and portfolio management processes. Planisware customers include over a third of the top 100 R&D spenders worldwide. To learn more about Planisware, please visit www.planisware.com or call 888-752-6479.


News Article | July 12, 2016
Site: www.theguardian.com

Philip May is known in politics as a man who has taken a back seat and allowed his wife, Theresa, to shine. His reputation in the City is very similar. The husband of the incoming prime minister has been a fixture in the Square Mile since the 1980s, when the City became known for brash yuppies, but Philip May has always belonged to the more reserved old school. A colleague at Capital Group, the US fund manager where May handles relationships with its clients, said: “He often chairs meetings and does a very good job of making sure that everybody has their say. “Around the office, he is a fairly head down type of guy. There is a stereotypical investment manager with a big ego – he’s not like that at all. He is fairly quiet, keeps himself to himself. He has very good integrity and never trades off his wife’s name.” A Conservative party source said: “Theresa May is the most unclubbable of politicians – and he is incredibly quiet. At party conferences, he is always three or four paces behind her and very happy not to be in the limelight.” While there are some echoes of Margaret Thatcher’s husband, Denis, in this description, it also suggests that socially, the two men are very different. Denis Thatcher’s image, of course, was primarily derived from Private Eye’s Dear Bill columns, which first appeared in the satirical magazine two weeks after his wife acquired the keys to No 10 and were imaginary letters supposedly penned to his friend Lord Deedes, a former editor of the Daily Telegraph. Since then, it has been assumed that he was a gin-soaked, golf-obsessed halfwit whose sole aim in life was to sneak another snifter, but May’s appetites appear to be quite different. Certainly, he is not known for hitting the bars after work and is understood to prefer cricket. “He would just head home,” one City colleague said. The quiet man image is true within May’s low-key industry. If there are such things as star names in fund management, they tend to be the people who make big punts on behalf of their clients. However, May no longer invests money on behalf of pension funds of large corporations or local authorities, instead filling the role of go-between. He is the man who explains why the fund managers have made the bets that they have, presumably taking the flak when it all goes wrong. It has not always been like this for May. After starting his City career at stockbroker de Zoete & Bevan, where he worked from 1979 to 1983, May moved on to Prudential, staying until 2000, where he invested money for pension funds of major companies, known as segregated pension funds, as well as managing relations with clients. There, May experienced the usual highs and lows of City life. In the final days of 1999, his views on investment prospects were sought after enough for him to be featured in the Times, making his predictions of what the financial markets might do the following year. There he was quoted, perhaps ironically, as being “more inspired by [investments in] continental Europe, as devaluation of the euro opens up export opportunities, and [he] is particularly enthusiastic about cyclical stocks in Germany and Sweden”. His reputation as a stock picker came after a coup in 1998 when, as head of pension funds at Prudential Portfolio Managers, he collected a fund management award at the Extels, known as the “City’s Oscars”. However, two years later, PPM attracted the attention of the trade press when it was ditched by its client Associated British Foods because “the performance ... was not satisfactory”. In 2000, May was one of the three from the 11-strong institutional equity team who survived when Prudential, having acquired rival M&G a year earlier, sold some of its fund management business to Deutsche Asset Management. He was transferred to the German bank and remained there for a further five years, before Deutsche’s UK investment operation was acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management, swelling the funds under its management by £40bn. In 2005, May left to join Capital Group, a fund management business founded in Los Angeles in 1931, which has $1.4tn (£1.1tn) under management, but has remained largely unknown in the UK, outside the City of London, since opening an office in the capital in 1979. A spokesman for Capital said: “Philip is a client relationship manager who stays in contact with clients to ensure they are happy with the service being delivered by Capital Group and that we understand their goals. Philip is not involved with our investment research or portfolio management activities.” While it is not particularly well known, the company has a reputation in the trade for making large bets on companies, according to City sources.

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