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News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - May 04, 2017) - edjuster, North America's leading provider of SaaS-based software and services to the property contents insurance marketplace, today released a case study highlighting the company's experience onsite during the Fort McMurray (Fort Mac) wildfires. The Fort Mac wildfire is considered the single largest catastrophic event the Canadian Insurance industry has ever seen and the largest claims event assignment that edjuster's team of contents claims specialists has ever managed, with over $6B reported in catastrophic loss and thousands of displaced homeowners. edjuster deployed 105 team members' onsite, including 61 "boots on the ground" Content Specialists, working on claims for a period of over six months. The team was deployed to work with insurers to gather inventory on policyholder's home contents, using a proven methodology to assist with accurate and efficient inventory and valuation. Managing over 1000 personal property claims, and 65% of overall total loss house fires, our team helped to remove the time, frustration and burden for policyholders, quickly, so they could address the more important aspects of their lives. To date in Fort Mac, edjuster has managed over $150 million in replacement cost value (RCV), which is a record high. A unique combination of people, services and technology contributed to the successful facilitation of this process. Our team on the ground provided the in-person touch, coupled with our exclaim SaaS technology that streamlined the processing of all contents valuation and inventory processing. To learn more about edjuster's experience in Fort Mac, read the case study. "edjuster assisted Unifund customers with their specific needs, managing their contents claims, under the most difficult conditions -- while maintaining the high levels of customer service that policyholders have come to expect from Unifund," said Charles (Chuck) Lindner, CIP CRM, Senior Technical Consultant, Unifund Canada. "edjuster worked closely with our adjusters to continually ensure they remained up to date on claims status via advanced reporting progress updates." "Fort Mac presented a uniquely challenging engagement for our team, which required a strong combination of people and technology to support a successful outcome," said Andy Williams, edjuster's CEO. "We are pleased to have played a role in helping the affected residents begin taking steps in reclaiming their homes and lives, after such a devastating experience." edjuster is North America's leading provider of SaaS-based software and services to the property contents insurance marketplace, offering insurers and their policyholders the assurance of performance excellence guaranteed on claims services-leveraging a combination of people and technology. edjuster offers a suite of customizable services, providing end-to-end solutions for all types and sizes of contents claims, from outsourcing support services to software as a service (SaaS) of its exclaim contents valuation platform. Our non-partisan, performance excellence guaranteed approach enhances the image and reputation of our insurer clients and ensures that policyholders remain satisfied and loyal.


retarus Inc. and Instant InfoSystems (IIS) reinforced their partnership by addressing the increasing security and compliance concerns for customers and organizations that rely heavily on faxing for secure document transmission. In a recent webinar, Retarus touched upon the critical requirements for enterprise cloud messaging providers and how it fulfills those prerequisites by adhering to the most stringent requirements for data protection and security. Retarus‘ Technical Consultant, Christian Graninger, having dealt with a variety of security-related concerns in his 10 years of working with cloud technologies, elaborated on Retarus‘ secure global networks, next-gen infrastructures, resilient systems, tier-2 support, and sophisticated monitoring dashboards. This is the second time Retarus collaborated with IIS to host a webinar. The success of the first webinar ‘Make Fax Great Again’ in terms of participation, response and queries prompted the decision to follow up with an in-depth overview of Retarus’ portfolio and its security and network capabilities. According to a recent survey conducted by IIS to discover the biggest concerns with Fax in the cloud, 30% of the customers believed security to be their prominent concern, followed by cost (18%) and regulatory compliance (12%). As a security-focused vendor, Retarus understands the critical requirements of companies for enhanced security features. Therefore, during this webinar, Retarus addressed concerns related to information security and cloud capability through an overview of its standard operations, for both local and global businesses. The webinar was also focused on Retarus’ services and infrastructure that are designed to keep organizations HIPAA, HITECH compliant while providing them with the flexibility to securely distribute documents from their existing applications using a centralized fax and delivery solution. “When you’re in an industry that transmits mission-critical information on a daily basis, risk mitigation and data security act as the prime contenders in influencing business decisions,” said Steve MacDiarmid, President & CEO, retarus Inc. “Retarus’ ability to deliver and adhere to strict system of internal protocols, data regulation laws, security agreements and external audits, is what makes us competent in the enterprise messaging marketspace. We are grateful to IIS for collaborating with Retarus to shed light on the unique business requirements of Fortune 500 companies and how Retarus fulfills them.” The webinar concluded with a series of questions from the participants, which were answered by the subject matter experts from both Retarus and IIS. The global enterprise messaging provider attended to the queries related to service, migration, security, user administration, MFDs etc., helping the audience understand the benefits of choosing Retarus as their cloud-messaging provider. As a global organization, Retarus possesses the knowledge and capability to provide services to organizations both domestically and internationally, further underscoring the ability to comply with the stringiest data security and privacy requirements. About Retarus Since 1992, Retarus has been supporting companies in achieving highly efficient communication. The global information logistics provider always plays an important role where large amounts of data need to be transmitted securely and reliably — irrespective of which communication channels, interfaces, applications and devices are required. The services are soundly based on a Global Delivery Network which includes the company’s own data centers in the USA, Europe and the APAC region, as well as redundant carrier infrastructure. A total of 17 percent of Dow Jones corporations as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies in the banking, finance and healthcare sectors depend on Retarus’ services. Longstanding customers include Adidas, Bayer, Continental, DHL, Honda, Puma, and Sony. For more details: www.retarus.com/us About IIS              For more than 20 years, Instant InfoSystems has provided leading document delivery and automation solutions to companies of all sizes in nearly every industry. Today, we are one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent providers of enterprise fax, cloud fax, and hybrid fax solutions and services.


News Article | October 31, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

NexTec Group announced today that Chris Deutschbauer has joined the firm’s national Sage X3 practice as Senior Systems Engineer. Chris comes with a wealth of experience in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, specializing in development and technical consulting. He is regarded as the North American expert in Sage X3 migrations, in which he has over 14 years’ experience and has done well over 100 upgrades. Prior to joining NexTec, Chris worked for Sage Software in a variety of roles, including Systems Administration, Research & Development and as a Technical Consultant. He was part of the Sage X3 team since the product’s inception. “We’re really excited to be able to have Chris leading our migration efforts for our Sage X3 customers," said Chris Williamson who leads NexTec’s Sage X3 practice. “With Chris Deutschbauer’s experience and expertise, we’re going to be able to shorten the migration process and make it as efficient and as painless as possible. As a result, our customers will realize reduced costs on most upgrades and benefit from having the most reliable and experienced Sage X3 team to support them.” NexTec Group is an award-winning provider of business technology, specializing in ERP, CRM and BI software that grows with your business now and in the future. For more than 20 years, we have been helping companies connect their systems, update out-of-date software, ensure compliance and improve forecasts. Which in turn, leads to streamlined operations and money saved. NexTec is a gold-certified partner of Sage, Microsoft and Acumatica and has deep experience in food and beverage, manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceutical, professional services and more. Embrace technology, transform your business at nextecgroup.com.


News Article | February 22, 2017
Site: www.accesswire.com

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 22, 2017 / International Lithium Corp. (TSX-V: ILC) (the "Company" or "ILC") is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Fong as Chief Financial Officer and further additions to the Company's management team. Patricia Fong, CPA, CMA, brings over twenty years' experience working with public companies in the resource sector. For eleven years, she held the role of Controller for the Lundin Group of Companies and since 2009, she has served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary for several public resource companies. Ms. Fong is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese which will be an appreciable asset to the Company. Ms. Fong replaces Maurice Brooks who had taken on the role of Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis earlier this year (Company news release, January 25, 2017). Mr. Brooks, recently appointed to the board of directors of ILC (Company news release, February 16, 2016), will remain a special advisor to the Company in the capacity of strategic risk management and internal audit. The Company is also pleased to announce that Nancy La Couvée has joined the management team to assist in all aspects of corporate development, including corporate compliance, administration and shareholder communications. Ms. La Couvée has over twenty years of experience acting as Corporate Secretary of a number of public and private internationally focused companies. The Company also welcomes Afzaal Pirzada, M.Sc., P.Geo., as a consultant to the Company. Mr. Pirzada is a Professional Geoscientist with over thirty years of experience in mineral exploration and mining with specific expertise in raw materials such as lithium, rare earth elements, graphite, PGE and uranium, that are required for today's high tech energy industries. He was previously President, CEO and Director of Rock Tech Lithium and is registered as a Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Pirzada is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. He joins ILC as a Chief Technical Consultant and will act as the Company's Qualified Person as required. "I welcome each of our new team members and am confident that their high level of professional experience will help to move ILC forward with its new business strategy, creating value for our shareholders while maintaining the highest standards of corporate responsibility." Kirill Klip, Chairman, President and CEO of International Lithium Corp. John Harrop has resigned from his position as Vice President Exploration. The Company would like to thank Mr. Harrop for his many years of service and his technical guidance in helping to build the Company's current portfolio of projects. International Lithium Corp. is an exploration company with an outstanding portfolio of projects, strong management, robust financial support, and a strategic partner and keystone investor Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd., a leading China based lithium product manufacturer. The Company's primary focus is the strategic stake in the Mariana lithium-potash brine project (including 10% back-in right), a joint venture with Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd. within the renowned South American "Lithium Belt" that is the host to the vast majority of global lithium resources, reserves and production. The Mariana project strategically encompasses an entire mineral rich evaporate basin, totaling 160 square kilometres, that ranks as one of the more prospective salars or 'salt lakes' in the region. Complementing the Company's lithium brine project are three rare metals pegmatite properties in Canada known as the Mavis, Raleigh, and Forgan projects, and the Avalonia project in Ireland, which encompasses an extensive 50km-long pegmatite belt. The Avalonia project is under option to strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium and the Mavis and Raleigh projects with strategic partner Pioneer Resources Limited (ASX:PIO). The Mavis, Raleigh and Forgan projects together form the basis of the Company's newly created Upper Canada Lithium Pool designated to focus on acquiring numerous prospects with previously reported high concentrations of lithium in close proximity to existing infrastructure. With the increasing demand for high tech rechargeable batteries used in vehicle propulsion technologies and portable electronics, lithium is paramount to tomorrow's "green-tech", sustainable economy. By positioning itself with solid strategic partners and acquiring high quality assets for the Energy rEVolution supply chain, ILC aims to be the partner of choice for investors in green-tech and to continue to build value for its shareholders. On behalf of the Board of Directors, For further information concerning this news release please contact +1.604.687.7551 Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "will", "could" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "could" occur. Such forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those discussed in the sections entitled "Forward-Looking Statements" in the interim and annual Management's Discussion and Analysis which are available at www.sedar.com. While our management believes that the assumptions made are reasonable, should one or more of the risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking information. Forward-looking information herein, and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.


News Article | February 22, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 22, 2017 / International Lithium Corp. (TSX-V: ILC) (the "Company" or "ILC") is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Fong as Chief Financial Officer and further additions to the Company's management team. Patricia Fong, CPA, CMA, brings over twenty years' experience working with public companies in the resource sector. For eleven years, she held the role of Controller for the Lundin Group of Companies and since 2009, she has served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary for several public resource companies. Ms. Fong is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese which will be an appreciable asset to the Company. Ms. Fong replaces Maurice Brooks who had taken on the role of Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis earlier this year (Company news release, January 25, 2017). Mr. Brooks, recently appointed to the board of directors of ILC (Company news release, February 16, 2016), will remain a special advisor to the Company in the capacity of strategic risk management and internal audit. The Company is also pleased to announce that Nancy La Couvée has joined the management team to assist in all aspects of corporate development, including corporate compliance, administration and shareholder communications. Ms. La Couvée has over twenty years of experience acting as Corporate Secretary of a number of public and private internationally focused companies. The Company also welcomes Afzaal Pirzada, M.Sc., P.Geo., as a consultant to the Company. Mr. Pirzada is a Professional Geoscientist with over thirty years of experience in mineral exploration and mining with specific expertise in raw materials such as lithium, rare earth elements, graphite, PGE and uranium, that are required for today's high tech energy industries. He was previously President, CEO and Director of Rock Tech Lithium and is registered as a Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Pirzada is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. He joins ILC as a Chief Technical Consultant and will act as the Company's Qualified Person as required. "I welcome each of our new team members and am confident that their high level of professional experience will help to move ILC forward with its new business strategy, creating value for our shareholders while maintaining the highest standards of corporate responsibility." Kirill Klip, Chairman, President and CEO of International Lithium Corp. John Harrop has resigned from his position as Vice President Exploration. The Company would like to thank Mr. Harrop for his many years of service and his technical guidance in helping to build the Company's current portfolio of projects. International Lithium Corp. is an exploration company with an outstanding portfolio of projects, strong management, robust financial support, and a strategic partner and keystone investor Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd., a leading China based lithium product manufacturer. The Company's primary focus is the strategic stake in the Mariana lithium-potash brine project (including 10% back-in right), a joint venture with Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd. within the renowned South American "Lithium Belt" that is the host to the vast majority of global lithium resources, reserves and production. The Mariana project strategically encompasses an entire mineral rich evaporate basin, totaling 160 square kilometres, that ranks as one of the more prospective salars or 'salt lakes' in the region. Complementing the Company's lithium brine project are three rare metals pegmatite properties in Canada known as the Mavis, Raleigh, and Forgan projects, and the Avalonia project in Ireland, which encompasses an extensive 50km-long pegmatite belt. The Avalonia project is under option to strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium and the Mavis and Raleigh projects with strategic partner Pioneer Resources Limited (ASX:PIO). The Mavis, Raleigh and Forgan projects together form the basis of the Company's newly created Upper Canada Lithium Pool designated to focus on acquiring numerous prospects with previously reported high concentrations of lithium in close proximity to existing infrastructure. With the increasing demand for high tech rechargeable batteries used in vehicle propulsion technologies and portable electronics, lithium is paramount to tomorrow's "green-tech", sustainable economy. By positioning itself with solid strategic partners and acquiring high quality assets for the Energy rEVolution supply chain, ILC aims to be the partner of choice for investors in green-tech and to continue to build value for its shareholders. On behalf of the Board of Directors, For further information concerning this news release please contact +1.604.687.7551 Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "will", "could" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "could" occur. Such forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those discussed in the sections entitled "Forward-Looking Statements" in the interim and annual Management's Discussion and Analysis which are available at www.sedar.com. While our management believes that the assumptions made are reasonable, should one or more of the risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking information. Forward-looking information herein, and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change. VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 22, 2017 / International Lithium Corp. (TSX-V: ILC) (the "Company" or "ILC") is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Fong as Chief Financial Officer and further additions to the Company's management team. Patricia Fong, CPA, CMA, brings over twenty years' experience working with public companies in the resource sector. For eleven years, she held the role of Controller for the Lundin Group of Companies and since 2009, she has served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary for several public resource companies. Ms. Fong is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese which will be an appreciable asset to the Company. Ms. Fong replaces Maurice Brooks who had taken on the role of Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis earlier this year (Company news release, January 25, 2017). Mr. Brooks, recently appointed to the board of directors of ILC (Company news release, February 16, 2016), will remain a special advisor to the Company in the capacity of strategic risk management and internal audit. The Company is also pleased to announce that Nancy La Couvée has joined the management team to assist in all aspects of corporate development, including corporate compliance, administration and shareholder communications. Ms. La Couvée has over twenty years of experience acting as Corporate Secretary of a number of public and private internationally focused companies. The Company also welcomes Afzaal Pirzada, M.Sc., P.Geo., as a consultant to the Company. Mr. Pirzada is a Professional Geoscientist with over thirty years of experience in mineral exploration and mining with specific expertise in raw materials such as lithium, rare earth elements, graphite, PGE and uranium, that are required for today's high tech energy industries. He was previously President, CEO and Director of Rock Tech Lithium and is registered as a Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Pirzada is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. He joins ILC as a Chief Technical Consultant and will act as the Company's Qualified Person as required. "I welcome each of our new team members and am confident that their high level of professional experience will help to move ILC forward with its new business strategy, creating value for our shareholders while maintaining the highest standards of corporate responsibility." Kirill Klip, Chairman, President and CEO of International Lithium Corp. John Harrop has resigned from his position as Vice President Exploration. The Company would like to thank Mr. Harrop for his many years of service and his technical guidance in helping to build the Company's current portfolio of projects. International Lithium Corp. is an exploration company with an outstanding portfolio of projects, strong management, robust financial support, and a strategic partner and keystone investor Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd., a leading China based lithium product manufacturer. The Company's primary focus is the strategic stake in the Mariana lithium-potash brine project (including 10% back-in right), a joint venture with Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd. within the renowned South American "Lithium Belt" that is the host to the vast majority of global lithium resources, reserves and production. The Mariana project strategically encompasses an entire mineral rich evaporate basin, totaling 160 square kilometres, that ranks as one of the more prospective salars or 'salt lakes' in the region. Complementing the Company's lithium brine project are three rare metals pegmatite properties in Canada known as the Mavis, Raleigh, and Forgan projects, and the Avalonia project in Ireland, which encompasses an extensive 50km-long pegmatite belt. The Avalonia project is under option to strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium and the Mavis and Raleigh projects with strategic partner Pioneer Resources Limited (ASX:PIO). The Mavis, Raleigh and Forgan projects together form the basis of the Company's newly created Upper Canada Lithium Pool designated to focus on acquiring numerous prospects with previously reported high concentrations of lithium in close proximity to existing infrastructure. With the increasing demand for high tech rechargeable batteries used in vehicle propulsion technologies and portable electronics, lithium is paramount to tomorrow's "green-tech", sustainable economy. By positioning itself with solid strategic partners and acquiring high quality assets for the Energy rEVolution supply chain, ILC aims to be the partner of choice for investors in green-tech and to continue to build value for its shareholders. On behalf of the Board of Directors, For further information concerning this news release please contact +1.604.687.7551 Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "will", "could" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "could" occur. Such forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those discussed in the sections entitled "Forward-Looking Statements" in the interim and annual Management's Discussion and Analysis which are available at www.sedar.com. While our management believes that the assumptions made are reasonable, should one or more of the risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking information. Forward-looking information herein, and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.


News Article | December 7, 2016
Site: www.wired.com

What is a blacklight and how do you make one? This is the topic of a recent MacGyver episode in which he quickly creates an improvised blacklight to find hidden messages on a wall. You can watch the scene here—and a disclaimer, I am currently the Technical Consultant for the show. But still, there’s lots a great science in this one little scene. OK, it’s not really a black light. It’s better to call it what it is: ultraviolet light. Let’s start with a quick overview of light. Of course, light is an electromagnetic wave (oscillating electric and magnetic fields), but in this case the frequency is the important aspect. For some narrow range of frequencies, the human eye can detect these waves—this is called the visible spectrum. The lower frequency waves are interpreted by our eyes as the color red, and the higher frequency would be violet. Here is a picture that might be useful. Of course, you could break this spectrum of colors into seven parts: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. But what the heck is indigo? Really, you could break this into just three colors—red, green, blue—or a thousand colors if you prefer. I tell my students there are seven colors because that’s how many Isaac Newton wanted there to be. Seven is a cool number, and back in Newton’s day there were just seven regular moving objects in the sky: the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn. Fun fact: That’s the same order as the days of the week that are named after these objects. Save that for a party (along with radioactive bananas). If you combine all of these colors of light together, your brain detects that as white light. If there is no light going into your eye, your brain interprets that as the color black (that’s why a completely dark room looks black). But what about the infrared and ultraviolet on the sides of the spectrum? Their names and placement in the spectrum can be explained by their discovery. In 1880, William Herschel took white light and split it into the rainbow colors with a prism. He found that if he put a thermometer in the section past the red color of light, it would still warm up. There must be some type of light that humans can’t see, but that still heat up the thermometer. Since it was below red, he called it infrared. The same is true for ultraviolet. Surely you’ve seen a UV light. They used to be popular at parties because they would make some materials on your clothes look like they were glowing. Also, the UV lights are used to detect different materials—like at a crime scene or in an escape room. But how does this work? The key to a useful UV light is fluorescence. But first, let me just talk electrons in matter. It turns out that electrons in a bound system can only be at certain energy levels. When an electron goes from a higher to lower energy level light is produced. Further, the frequency of this light is proportional to the change in energy levels. This can be written as: The h is known as Plank’s constant—but that’s not really important right now. Typically an electron will make the quantum leap (see what I did there) from one excited state to the ground state—just one jump making one color of light. However, for some materials, electrons make multiple transitions to ground state. For each transition down, they produce light—different frequency light. So here’s what happens. Some light is incident on the material and this excites an electron. The electron then takes multiple down transitions which produces different colors of light than the one that excited it. This process is called fluorescence. Of course there’s a catch. In order to get fluorescence to work, you have to start with a higher frequency light—like violet or ultraviolet. But if you shine this on some materials, it will produce light of lower frequency. UV light in, visible light out. Here is an example of fluorescing highlighter marker on a wall. If you look with just visible light, you don’t see much. With the lights out and UV light shining on it, the highlighter fluoresces and you can easily see it. This is actually how a fluorescent light works. For the traditional fluorescent tube lights (and the compact fluorescent lights), an internal gas is excited by accelerating electrons. This excited gas then produces UV light. On the inside of the tube is a white powder coating that is fluorescent. The UV light hits the coating when then fluorescent and produces white light (many different colors mixed together). Now we finally get to the MacGyver hack. Could you make a UV light with the LED flash on a smart phone? The answer is … maybe. In order to understand this hack, you need to understand how an LED works. The Light Emitting Diode is indeed a diode—a solid state device. The LED produces light in a similar manner to excited electrons in a neon gas tube (you’ve seen these neon signs). However, for the neon light the excited electrons change energy levels at the atomic level. In an LED, the electrons change energy levels in a solid state material. Really, that’s the only difference. But this means that the frequency of light produced from an LED depends on the value of this energy transition. You only get one transition and therefore only one color of light. Then how do you make a white LED light? They are everywhere, now—but how do they work? Of course you could get a red, green and blue LED and combine them together to make a white light, but that’s not how most of them work. Instead, a white LED is either a violet or ultraviolet LED with a fluorescence material. The LED produces a high frequency light (either violet or UV) and this makes the material fluoresce to produce other colors (lower frequency). Since this fluorescent material isn’t 100 percent efficient, some of the UV light could pass through and be mixed in with the white light. If you want to take a white LED and get UV light, you just need to block the visible colors while leaving the UV light to pass through. There are some materials—like fused quartz or fluorite that do exactly this and can be used to make some pretty cool UV photographs. But could there be other materials that might do the job? Maybe. In the MacGyver episode, he uses the floppy disk part from inside a 3.5 inch disk (kids these days only know this as a “save icon”). Different floppy disks uses different materials and this round disk could possibly allow UV to pass while blocking visible light. How about a quick review. Here’s how you make a UV light with a smart phone. Clearly this won’t work with any old light or material, but it’s at least plausible. I am going to show you a pretty cool demonstration of fluorescence. All you need are some laser pointers—red, green, and blue (they are at least much cheaper than they used to be). Let me start with the red laser pointer. I’m going to take it and shine the red light on different things I can find. You should see that no matter what you shine this red laser on, you get a red dot. There should be no surprises with the red laser. You don’t see any fluorescence because the frequency of red light is too low to make these higher energy transitions. But what about a green laser? Take your green laser and shine it around the room. You are looking for things that have a non-green dot on them. In particular, try shining the green laser on orange plastic stuff. This is what you can see. Notice that for some materials the laser dot isn’t green? Yup, that’s fluorescence. Now for the blue laser with an even higher frequency. Notice that again the blue laser causes fluorescence—but with a higher frequency light, it can cause the effect in a wider range of materials. Go ahead and look for other materials that cause fluorescence. Use the blue laser since you will be able to find more stuff. You might be surprised to find things like olive oil and some wines will do this.


News Article | February 16, 2017
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Jeremy Stoltzfus Joins RPI. RPI Consultants, a recognized leader in providing Infor Lawson Services, today announced that Jeremy Stoltzfus has joined the company as a Senior Lawson Technical Consultant. Richard Leigh Stout, Partner at RPI, commented, “We’re extremely excited about Jeremy joining our team. His experience, expertise and engagement have been invaluable to the Lawson community and we’re very much looking forward to employing those talents for our clients and partners.” Mr. Stoltzfus spent nine years as the Infor Lawson System Administrator for Penn State Health and brought over three years of system administration experience from his prior employment. During his time with Penn State Health, Jeremy implemented LBI, MSCM, Process Flow, Landmark Process Automation, Global HR and Talent Acquisition. He has been through four major application upgrades of the Lawson Suite. Jeremy is very active in the Lawson community. He serves on the board for the Keystone Lawson User group and is an active participant of the Lawson Global User Group board and Infor Customer Experience board. “For me, RPI’s emphasis on teamwork and collaboration was a key factor in joining the organization,” said Jeremy Stoltzfus. “I have seen firsthand how their clients benefit from that and am excited to be a part of such a strong team. I look forward to building on my years of experience as a customer and taking my skills and knowledge to the next level by being a part of RPI.” As a recognized thought-leader in the Lawson community, Jeremy is a frequent presenter at Lawson User Groups throughout the country where he has presented on a variety of topics including Landmark Administration, Landmark performance tuning and Process Flow/Automation, among others. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Millersville University. About RPI Consultants RPI Consultants is a business applications implementation and optimization firm focused on delivering best practices through technology, systems integration, and process redesign. The RPI team includes certified technical and functional experts in Infor Solutions, Lawson, Perceptive Content, Perceptive Capture and Kofax as well as other automation technologies to enhance the procure-to-pay, financial reporting, and human resources processes. RPI’s model focuses on delivering solutions to specific business problems through on-demand strategic intervention. Our team-based approach allows us to leverage the best resources part-time, on a task-by-task basis, while working closely with our clients to identify opportunities to minimize costs associated with travel and downtime. RPI prides itself on providing customers with the most value for their dollar, delivering value-added information and genuinely caring about the outcome of an engagement.


Rogue Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RRS) ("Rogue" or the "Company") is pleased report the filing on SEDAR of a Preliminary Economic Assessment report ("PEA") prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for its 100% owned Silicon Ridge Project ("Project"), located approximately 42 kilometres ("km") north of Baie-Saint Paul, Québec, and 4 km northeast of Sitec's operating silica mine. The PEA entitled "NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Silicon Ridge Preliminary Economic Assessment - Quebec, Canada" has an effective date of September 14, 2016 and supports the disclosure made by the Company in its September 14, 2016 news release (the "News Release") announcing the results of a preliminary PEA for it Silicon Ridge Project. There is no material difference in the PEA from the information disclosed in the News Release. The PEA is available for review under the Company's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and on the Company's website (www.rogueresources.ca). Rogue is also pleased to announce the results of its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ("AGM") held Monday, October 24, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Shareholders voted in favour of all items put forward by the Board of Directors and management. All five of the individuals nominated for the board of directors were elected, and shareholders also voted in favour of (i) appointing Morgan and Company LLP, as auditors of the Company for the ensuing year and authorizing directors to fix their remuneration; and (ii) approving and ratifying the Equity Incentive Plan. Paul Davis, P.Geo., Technical Consultant to the Company since February 2016, a Qualified Person ("QP") as defined by National Instrument 43-101, who oversees the scientific and technical developments of the Company, has now accepted the position of Vice-President, Technical with Rogue, in addition to serving as a Director. Rogue is pleased to announce a conference call with management to discuss the PEA results and the Rogue Plan for Silicon Ridge including achievements to date and what lies ahead. Rogue CEO Sean Samson and VP, Technical Paul Davis will give a corporate update followed by a brief question and answer period. The call is scheduled to take place on Monday, October 31st at 12 noon Eastern (9am Pacific, 6pm in Western Europe) and dial-in numbers to access the conference call as well as a corporate presentation will be provided on our webpage, www.rogueresources.ca, on Monday October 31st. A playback of the call will be available upon request. Rogue is a mining company focused on generating positive cash flow. Not tied to any metal, it looks at rock value and good grade deposits that can withstand all stages of the metal price cycle. The current focus is Quebec's Silicon Ridge Project. For more information visit www.rogueresources.ca. On Behalf of Rogue Resources Inc. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain disclosures in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, the Company has applied certain factors and assumptions that are based on the Company's current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company, and that actual results are consistent with management's expectations. These statements include, among others, statements with respect to development activities and their timing, resource estimates and potential mineralization, the PEA, including estimates of capital costs, anticipated internal rates of return, mine production, processing recoveries, mine life, estimated payback periods and net present values, plans to decide if the project and resources to be quarried. Although the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect, and the forward-looking statements in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, among others, those matters identified in its continuous disclosure filings, including its most recently filed MD&A, changes in regulatory environments, environmental compliance, operating and capital cost escalation, ability to raise project financing and silica pricing. Additional factors include delays in obtaining or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals, permits or financing, risk of unexpected variation in mineral resources, grade or recovery rates, processing plant failure, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, of accidents, labour disputes, the risk that estimated costs will be higher than anticipated, the risk that the proposed mine plan and recoveries will not be achieved, equipment breakdowns, bad weather timing and success of development activities, mineral resources are not as estimated, title matters, third party consents, operating hazards, product prices, political and economic factors, competitive factors and general economic conditions. Should any of such assumptions prove to be incorrect or such risks become actual events, than the value of the Company's securities may decline. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


(PRLEAP.COM) Clinton Township, MI – February 28, 2017 - Godlan, a manufacturing ERP software specialist (Infor CloudSuiteTM Industrial - SyteLine), Infor CPQ (Configure Price Quote) specialist, and Infor Gold Channel Partner, announced today the hiring of Matt Bair as Senior Technical Consultant. The Consulting Services team is part of the Godlan Professional Services Organization and is responsible for Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP projects and manufacturing performance consulting services.Bair comes to Godlan with nearly 15 years of software development experience, specializing in .NET development and SQL Server database development. Prior to joining the Godlan team, Matt was part of the Mongoose Development Team at Infor. There he worked on a number of projects, and designed and built the New Data Maintenance Wizard and XML-to-IDO Wizard."I knew from my experience at Infor that Godlan is a top performer, and having met the top executives, I knew that Godlan would be a great opportunity me," said Bair.Bair has worked specifically in the Infor product ecosystem since 2008. He was deeply involved in the development of the Mongoose platform, and he created the Mongoose REST web service and Ion integration web service. Additionally, he has worked on various SyteLine development projects, including the hierarchical data visualization layout, and a proof of concept for integrating automotive factory equipment with SyteLine using the OPC protocol.Godlan achieved ranking on the 2015 Inc 5000 list, a TEC Accreditation for ERP Solutions in each of the last 4 years, was awarded the Infor North America SyteLine ERP Partner of the Year 2011, Infor Regional Partner of the Year 2013, and is an approved Infor Gold Channel Partner serving customers for over 32 years. For more information, visit godlan.com or call 586-464-4400.About Godlan, Inc.Godlan is a leading manufacturing performance specialist that has been implementing integrated technology solutions since 1984. As an approved Infor Gold Channel Partner with a focus on Infor CloudSuite (SyteLine) ERP, Godlan supports the implementation of world-class processes and best practices throughout discrete manufacturing organizations. For more information about Godlan or Infor CloudSuite (SyteLine) ERP manufacturing software demos, call 586-464-4400, visit godlan.com or follow us on Twitter @Godlan_Inc.About InforInfor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit infor.com.Infor customers include:+ 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies+ 12 of the top 13 high tech companies+ 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies+ 22 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks+ 16 of the 20 largest US cities+ 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers+ 43 of the top 50 industrial distributors+ 5 of the top 9 brewers


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In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (that’s what his REALLY close friends call him) builds a Leyden jar with some very simple components. Of course there is some awesome physics here, so I will obviously go over this. Full disclosure—I’m currently the Technical Consult for the MacGyver show. A long time ago, humans were just starting to figure out this whole electricity thing—in particular the study of electrostatics. The Leyden jar was originally used to store electric charge after some rubbed object is charged (like your socks in the dryer). There were two common variations of the Leyden jar, let me illustrate both. For version 1, there are two pieces of metal around a glass cup. One piece of metal sits inside the cup and one is on the outside. However, for version 2 the inside metal is replaced with water. Yes, you can replace the metal with water as long as the water is an electrical conductor. Most water conducts electricity, but you could add a little salt just to make sure. But how does it work? Really, the Leyden jar is just a capacitor—that’s all. The simplest capacitor contains two parallel metal plates with nothing in between them. If you add charge to one side of the plates, this will pull the opposite charge onto the other plate (assuming there is a path for the charge to get on there). This is what it would look like. In this example, there is a charge of +Q on one plate (and –Q on the other) with an electric potential difference of ΔV. The ratio of charge (on just one plate) to the potential difference is defined as the capacitance such that. The units for capacitance is the Farad. However, it turns out that the value of the capacitance only depends on the physical configuration of the device. In this case that means the size of the plates, their seperation distance and the material that is in between them. For a parallel plate capacitor (like above) the capacitance can be calculated as: The area of the capacitor is A and d is the distance between plates. The variable ε (epsilon) is called the permittivity and it depends on the type of material between the plates. Even though the Leyden jar is in a different configuration, it basically works the same way. The outside metal can be grounded simply by holding it with your hand or running a wire to a metal water pipe. When you bring an charged object (like a plastic pen that your rub in your hair) near the metal in the middle, this will add charge to the water and draw the opposite charge to the outside metal. It’s possible to get this up to fairly high voltage since the glass in between the water and metal acts as an insulator. I guess you can figure this out by how it works—but still, let me show you how to make one. Here is a video I made to go along with this episode of MacGyver that walks you through this build. Let me point out that making videos like this is one of the best parts of working with the MacGyver writers as the Technical Consultant for the show. Most of the hacks in MacGyver is at least scientifically plausible but many of them you shouldn’t try at home (like jumping out of a three story window with a fire extinguisher and a body bag). Other hacks could have a home-version—that’s what you get here. Everyone should play with stuff at some point. What can you do with this Leyden jar? How about making a spark? First, ground it (either hold it or connect it to ground) and then rub something to get a charge (plastic on wool works). Touch this plastic to the metal in the middle and repeat this until you get tired. Now bring a wire from the outer foil to the metal nail in the middle and you should get a nice spark. Here’s a small spark on a humid day (if it’s dry it works better). If you prefer to shock someone, ok—but it kind of hurts. It might seem like you could just measure the value of a capacitor as easily as you could find the resistance of a resistor. Well, it’s not quite that simple. Most of the multimeters that you will see do not directly measure capacitance—but there are some that do. How does it work? I’m not going to explain that right now, but I will come back with another post that looks at finding the value of a capacitor. For now, I’m just going to use one of the better multimeters. Here is my actual Leyden jar.  In this case I used a water bottle instead of a plastic cup as seen in the video. The multimeter gives a capacitance value of 1.17 nF (nano Farads) or 1.17 x 10-9 Farads. Is this value even legit? What if I assume that the foil wrapped around the bottle is like a parallel plate capacitor—it kind of is if you unwrap it. In that case, I can estimate the capacitance value and compare the to the meter’s value. This particular water bottle has a height of about 10 cm and a diameter of 5.5 cm. That means that if I rolled out the foil, it would have an area of 0.1 m by 0.055 m or 0.0055 m2. The inside water in the bottle has approximately the same area. Now, what about the separation between plates? I’m just going to roughly estimate this with a value of 2 mm (0.002 meters). I will guess that plastic has a relative permittivity of 2.0. Using these values, I get a capacitance of 0.049 nFarads. Ok, so either my bottle thickness is way off or this meter isn’t giving a very accurate value (or both). The energy stored in a capacitor can be found by: I have a value for the capacitance (I am going to use the value from the multimeter). But what about the voltage? Here’s where I can use a great trick. Air has an electric field breakdown value of around 3 x 106 Volts per meter. This is the value of the electric field in air at which it switches from an insulator to a conductor. If I can estimate the length of the spark, I can use that to get the value of the capacitor voltage. Let’s say the spark was 3 mm, this would give a voltage of 9,000 volts. Now I just have to plug this into the energy equation and I get a stored energy of 0.05 Joules. That’s not much, but it is something. I’m pretty sure you can charge up a Leyden to get a much bigger spark (probably over a centimeter) with much higher energy. There are too many questions left unanswered. Here is a list of questions for you (or me).

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