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News Article | December 12, 2016
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SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - December 12, 2016) - Max Sound Corporation (MAXD) provides an ongoing summary of its business and legal actions. Looking back on 2016, it was a year of progress. Some of the progress was slower than we would have liked, but overall as a Company we moved forward in significant ways. I'd like to take this opportunity to give you a brief description of where things stand currently and what we expect in 2017 and beyond. The Legal Actions - As you are aware, in any legal proceedings, often much of the information surrounding the cases must remain confidential, but here is some information we're able to share with you on these lawsuits: Many of you have been inquiring about how the cases against Google and Netflix are going. Let me begin by restating my excitement over one of our most important pieces of news this year: Max Sound is now the co-owner of the Optimized Data Transmission (ODT) patent portfolio! https://finance.yahoo.com/news/max-sound-corp-vedanti-systems-142500765.html This patent portfolio consists of patents in the following countries: The United States, Australia, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, Belgium, Switzerland/ Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, Greece, Netherlands and Germany. Becoming co-owners of this portfolio was a major milestone for the Company, as it carries numerous positive implications for the Company going forward. First, it solidifies our highly positive relationship with Vedanti and finally ends our legal standing issues. Second, we're able to drop our litigations and arbitrations against each other saving both companies potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars. Finally, as co-owners we're able to work together on existing business opportunities and jointly implement strategies for monetizing the ODT patents here in the United States and around the world. We are also very pleased to have Mr. Kenneth Lustig on our Advisory Board and on the VLL Steering Committee. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/max-sounds-newest-advisory-board-143000938.html Mr. Lustig brings over two decades of experience and expertise from working within some of the world's largest companies (like Microsoft) helping to guide and monetize their IP interests. He has already been highly instrumental in the development of our new venture with Vedanti. For those of you who don't know or remember why this is so important to us, let me refresh your memory on what the ODT patent portfolio is and what the various lawsuits are about. In 2014, Max Sound identified patented technology called "Optimized Data Transmission System and Method" that would complement our audio technologies and began negotiations with the owner of that technology to acquire rights to the widely used technology. In mid-2014, MAXD signed a Licensing and Representation Agreement granting MAXD the right to sue Google and its affiliates for their worldwide infringement of the ODT Patents, as discussed in our press release dated December 11, 2014 http://finance.yahoo.com/news/max-sound-corporation-files-multi-032500895.html Then in the fall of 2014, MAXD initiated patent infringement lawsuits against Google and its affiliates in the United States and abroad. On November 24, 2015 the Northern District Court granted Google's Motion to Dismiss based only on the issue of standing. Our legal counsel is confident that the Court improperly applied the standard applicable to a party claiming standing as a "virtual assignee" rather than the standard applicable to a party claiming standing as an "exclusive licensee" such as MAXD. This error resulted in a ripple effect of additional errors committed by the District Court resulting in the erroneous conclusion that MAXD lacked standing to sue the Google Defendants for infringement of the `339 Patent. Therefore, MAXD had appealed the ruling and was working through the due process. However, now that Max Sound is the co-owner of the ODT patents, this eliminates all issues with standing and should the appeal not rule in our favor, Vedanti will join us in refilling a new case in the Northern district. Should it go in our favor, Vedanti will simply join us if we win the appeal, which is going to be heard on January 9th 2017. This is very exciting to us, as we believe that the US patent is the most IPR airtight and valuable asset we have in our global portfolio. According to the data reporting site statista.com, in 2015, 46 percent of the Google's revenue was generated in the United States. In the third quarter of 2016, Google's revenue amounted to 22.25 billion U.S. dollars, up from 21.32 billion U.S. dollars in the preceding quarter. Google's main revenue source is advertising through Google sites and its network that use the ODT technology. On December 7, 2016 an offer was made to settle by Google and Netflix in the final hours of the day prior to the hearing in Germany, concerning the entire global patent portfolio. The VLL steering committee decided the offer required further consideration and significantly more detail around the terms and suspended the negotiations so not to jeopardize the value of the overall portfolio (specifically including the US). On December 8, 2016 both parties presented arguments in the Nullity proceedings in Munich, Germany. The court will issue its written ruling early 2017. The VLL steering committee intends to continue negotiations with all parties concurrently. Further details will be provided in the very near future. In August 2015, MAXD initiated an arbitration proceeding before the American Arbitration Association to confirm the rights it was granted by VSL pursuant under the Licensing Agreement and to prevent VSL, Nash and related parties from interfering with those rights. On August 25, 2015, an Emergency Arbitrator issued an Emergency Preliminary Injunction Arbitration Award in favor of MAXD prohibiting VSL from 1) disavowing the validity of the Contract (with MAXD); 2) altering any corporate or other entities formed, owned or controlled by VSL that has any connection with the Contract; or 3) licensing, selling, assigning or transferring, any of the technology, patents, or intellectual property, connected to the Contract in any manner, and 4) is required to cooperate with the pending ODT enforcement litigation and fulfill its contractual obligations. MAXD filed a petition in California Superior Court seeking confirmation of the Emergency Arbitration Award. On Friday December 4, 2015 a California Superior Court ruled in MAXD's favor and confirmed the Emergency Arbitration Award against VSL. VSL attempted to overturn the decision by the California Superior Court by seeking a Writ of Appeal from the California Court of Appeals on December 10, 2015. The Court of Appeals denied VSL's appeal on December 16, 2015. Since MAXD and Vedanti are now co-owners of the portfolio, we've withdrawn our claims against Vedanti and intend to soon terminate the AAA proceeding in its entirety. MAXD's attorneys in the United States agreed to handle the US lawsuits against Google on a contingency fee, reflecting their belief in the strength of MAXD's patent infringement claims. Together, we feel justice will be served, and MAXD and our Shareholders will prevail! Legal advisors of MAXD in the United States: Buether Joe & Carpenter, LLC www.bjciplaw.com Our case number "2014-1-cv-274103" has made significant progress. Stay tuned for an update and possible resolution on this matter in late January 2017. We've been working with Qualcomm at their San Diego Campus to create MAX-D Voice under our Hexagon Access Program License Agreement. This technology application can greatly improve the cellular voice quality on Qualcomm chips. Stay tuned for important developments on this and a potential mobile manufacturer product co-branding launch in early 2017. Happy Holidays & Best Wishes from all of us at MAXD. SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: Statements in this press release which are not purely historical, including statements regarding Max Sound's intentions, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the risks associated with the effect of changing economic conditions, trends in the products markets, variations in the company's cash flow or adequacy of capital resources, market acceptance risks, technical development risks, and other risk factors. The company cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Max Sound disclaims any obligation and does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release. Expanded and historical information is made available to the public by Max Sound Corporation and its Affiliates on its website http://maxd.audio or at http://www.sec.gov.


WiseGuyReports.Com Publish a New Market Research Report On – “Post-Tensioning System Market 2016 Global Manufacturers,Application,Technology (By Geography,Segment) Market Research Report 2020”. Post-tensioning is a method of reinforcing (strengthening) concrete or other materials with high-strength steel strands or bars, typically referred to as tendons. Post-tensioned systems are often held to a higher standard and scrutiny relative to cost and performance expectations. Post-tensioning applications include office and apartment buildings, parking structures, slabs-on-ground, bridges, sports stadiums, rock and soil anchors, and water-tanks. Scope of the Report:  This report focuses on the Post-Tensioning System in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application. For more information or any query mail at [email protected] Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers  North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)  Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)  Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)  South America, Middle East and Africa Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into  Buildings  Bridge & Entertainment Complex  Energy  Other Global Post-Tensioning System Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2021  1 Market Overview  1.1 Post-Tensioning System Introduction  1.2 Market Analysis by Type  1.2.1 Unbonded Post-Tensioning System  1.2.2 Bonded Post-Tensioning System  1.2.3  1.3 Market Analysis by Applications  1.3.1 Buildings  1.3.2 Bridge & Entertainment Complex  1.3.3 Energy  1.4 Market Analysis by Regions  1.4.1 North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)  1.4.1.1 USA  1.4.1.2 Canada  1.4.1.3 Mexico  1.4.2 Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)  1.4.2.1 Germany  1.4.2.2 France  1.4.2.3 UK  1.4.2.4 Russia  1.4.2.5 Italy  1.4.3 Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)  1.4.3.1 China  1.4.3.2 Japan  1.4.3.3 Korea  1.4.3.4 India  1.4.3.5 Southeast Asia  1.4.4 South America, Middle East and Africa  1.4.4.1 Brazil  1.4.4.2 Egypt  1.4.4.3 Saudi Arabia  1.4.4.4 South Africa  1.4.4.5 Nigeria  1.5 Market Dynamics  1.5.1 Market Opportunities  1.5.2 Market Risk  1.5.3 Market Driving Force 2 Manufacturers Profiles  2.1 VSL  2.1.1 Business Overview  2.1.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.1.2.1 Type 1  2.1.2.2 Type 2  2.1.3 VSL Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.2 Freyssinet  2.2.1 Business Overview  2.2.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.2.2.1 Type 1  2.2.2.2 Type 2  2.2.3 Freyssinet Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.3 DSI  2.3.1 Business Overview  2.3.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.3.2.1 Type 1  2.3.2.2 Type 2  2.3.3 DSI Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.4 Suncoast Post-Tension  2.4.1 Business Overview  2.4.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.4.2.1 Type 1  2.4.2.2 Type 2  2.4.3 Suncoast Post-Tension Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.5 SRG  2.5.1 Business Overview  2.5.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.5.2.1 Type 1  2.5.2.2 Type 2  2.5.3 SRG Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.6 BBV  2.6.1 Business Overview  2.6.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.6.2.1 Type 1  2.6.2.2 Type 2  2.6.3 BBV Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.7 Amsysco  2.7.1 Business Overview  2.7.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.7.2.1 Type 1  2.7.2.2 Type 2  2.7.3 Amsysco Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.8 TMG Global  2.8.1 Business Overview  2.8.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.8.2.1 Type 1  2.8.2.2 Type 2  2.8.3 TMG Global Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.9 Tendon Systems  2.9.1 Business Overview  2.9.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.9.2.1 Type 1  2.9.2.2 Type 2  2.9.3 Tendon Systems Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.10 OVM  2.10.1 Business Overview  2.10.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.10.2.1 Type 1  2.10.2.2 Type 2  2.10.3 OVM Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.11 VLM  2.11.1 Business Overview  2.11.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.11.2.1 Type 1  2.11.2.2 Type 2  2.11.3 VLM Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.12 Kaifeng Tianli  2.12.1 Business Overview  2.12.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.12.2.1 Type 1  2.12.2.2 Type 2  2.12.3 Kaifeng Tianli Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.13 AYM  2.13.1 Business Overview  2.13.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.13.2.1 Type 1  2.13.2.2 Type 2  2.13.3 AYM Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.14 QMV  2.14.1 Business Overview  2.14.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.14.2.1 Type 1  2.14.2.2 Type 2  2.14.3 QMV Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.15 Traffic Prestressed  2.15.1 Business Overview  2.15.2 Post-Tensioning System Type and Applications  2.15.2.1 Type 1  2.15.2.2 Type 2  2.15.3 Traffic Prestressed Post-Tensioning System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share 3 Global Post-Tensioning System Market Competition, by Manufacturer  3.1 Global Post-Tensioning System Sales and Market Share by Manufacturer  3.2 Global Post-Tensioning System Revenue and Market Share by Manufacturer  3.3 Market Concentration Rate  3.3.1 Top 3 Post-Tensioning System Manufacturer Market Share  3.3.2 Top 6 Post-Tensioning System Manufacturer Market Share  3.4 Market Competition Trend 4 Global Post-Tensioning System Market Analysis by Regions  4.1 Global Post-Tensioning System Sales, Revenue and Market Share by Regions  4.1.1 Global Post-Tensioning System Sales by Regions (2011-2016)  4.1.2 Global Post-Tensioning System Revenue by Regions (2011-2016)  4.2 North America Post-Tensioning System Sales and Growth (2011-2016)  4.3 Europe Post-Tensioning System Sales and Growth (2011-2016)  4.4 Asia-Pacific Post-Tensioning System Sales and Growth (2011-2016)  4.5 South America Post-Tensioning System Sales and Growth (2011-2016)  4.6 Middle East and Africa Post-Tensioning System Sales and Growth (2011-2016) For more information or any query mail at [email protected] Wise Guy Reports is part of the Wise Guy Consultants Pvt. 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« L'une des grandes tendances est l'urbanisation. De plus en plus de personnes déménagent en ville et cela suscite des attentes fortes en matière de traitement des déchets et de recyclage. La nouvelle grue de recyclage JONSERED est destinée aux opérations rapides, qui sont essentielles dans les environnements urbains », déclare Jon Lopez, Vice-président des grues forestières et de recyclage chez Hiab. Avec la JONSERED 1500RZ vos coûts de carburant sont plus faibles grâce au système de pompe à débit variable. La capacité de levage maximale de la nouvelle grue de recyclage est de 13,8 TM et sa portée supérieure à 9 mètres. Les dispositifs de sécurité incluent notamment la (VSL) Variable Stability Limit pour une meilleure stabilité de la grue, l'OLP Over Load Protections pour éviter la surcharge de la grue, et le LHV Load Handling Valve pour éviter la chute des charges. L'OPS protège le conducteur en empêchant la grue d'accéder à la zone de l'opérateur. Hiab est le numéro un mondial pour la fourniture d'équipements de manutention de charges sur route. La satisfaction de nos clients est notre priorité absolue. Environ 3 000 professionnels travaillent chez Hiab pour fournir des solutions et des services qui répondent aux besoins de tous nos utilisateurs à travers le monde. Notre gamme de produits comprend les grues de chargement HIAB, les grues forestières et de recyclage JONSERED, les grues forestières LOGLIFT, les chariots élévateurs embarqués MOFFETT, les appareils à bras MULTILIFT et les hayons élévateurs DEL, WALTCO et ZEPRO. www.hiab.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c58075cb-1a09-4c2c-8000-a20121afcc5b


News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

RLA Collective, (http://www.RLACollective.com), one of the only integrated marketing agencies completely devoted to the non-Rx side of healthcare, recently picked up an award for “Digital Marketing/Advertising” at the Innovation & Insights SABRE Awards ceremony in Chicago. Presented by the Holmes Report, the award celebrates the new frontiers of communications and its transition to new media, data and analytics. RLA’s award, “Answering a Mom’s Cry for Help,” was for the Colief Infant Digestive Aid brand. Additionally, RLA Collective was shortlisted in the “Best Use of Blogs” category for its unique testimonial influencer campaign, “VSL#3: The Journey Back.” With a record number of entries in 2017, the Innovation & Insights SABRE Awards recognizes campaigns that demonstrate the highest levels of strategic planning, creativity and business results across a variety of categories. They are judged by senior executives in the communications and marketing industries who recognized RLA Collective for “their expertise in knowing the value of smart partnerships to strategically reach its target.” “We are thrilled that our efforts have been recognized by the extremely well-respected Holmes Report,” says Robin Russo, founder and partner of RLA Collective, who accepted the award in Chicago. “As OTC health and wellness specialists, we not only understand how to bring about success in a highly regulated industry, we set very high standards for ourselves to develop strategies that integrate with a brand’s overarching objectives.” “Using strategically-picked digital content and targeting partners for Colief, a dietary supplement for infants with colic caused by temporary lactose intolerance, we needed to reach and engage with this specific niche of moms who cycle out every four months and help drive to a specific retailer,” she explains. "For VSL#3, a high potency probiotic medical food for those who suffer from the serious digestive conditions of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis (UC) and ileal pouch, the agency was looking to develop authentic content and testimonials by consumer influencers who were willing to document their stories,” says Russo. “The result was very powerful consumer-generated content that resonated strongly with the community of sufferers.” “We are incredibly proud of both these achievements,” adds Russo, “as the Innovation Sabre awards represent the evolution of the communications industry and the acknowledgement that we are among the top agencies using these new strategies to achieve measurable results. I want to give credit to our client, Sigma Tau Health Science, and the RLA Collective teams who work together each day to push the boundaries of communications and marketing to deliver results that make a significant contribution, such as those recognized this year. Congratulations to all the winners.” About RLA Collective: Celebrating more than three decades in communications, RLA Collective (previously known as Robin Leedy & Associates) is laser focused on the marketing of self-medicating drug store/mass market, health and wellness brands. RLA Collective is an associate member of CHPA and NACDS, fully engaging in the OTC/supplement/personal care community, developing strategies targeted to not only consumers, but HCPs, influencers and retailers. RLA Collective is located in Pleasantville, NY.


News Article | November 28, 2016
Site: www.csmonitor.com

A study by physicists from the Imperial College London and Canada’s Perimeter Institute argue that the speed of light isn't constant, and could have been much faster in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang. Many physicists spend their days trying to prove Albert Einstein's theories correct. One pair of theoretical physicists is hoping to test whether the father of modern physics just may have been wrong about the speed of light. In his theory of special relativity, Einstein left a lot of wiggle room for the bending of space and time. But his calculations, and most subsequent breakthroughs in modern physics, rely on the notion that the speed of light has always been a constant 186,000 miles per second. But what if it wasn’t always that way? In a paper published in the November issue of the journal Physical Review D, physicists from the Imperial College London and Canada’s Perimeter Institute argue that the speed of light could have been much faster in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang. The theory, which could change the very foundation of modern physics, is expected to be tested empirically for the first time. "The idea that the speed of light could be variable was radical when first proposed, but with a numerical prediction, it becomes something physicists can actually test," lead author João Magueijo, a theoretical physicist at Imperial College London, said in a statement. “If true, it would mean that the laws of nature were not always the same as they are today." The theory of variable speed of light (VSL) was proposed by Dr. Magueijo two decades ago as an alternative to the more popular “inflation theory” – both offer possible solutions to the same fundamental problem. Most cosmological theories state that the early universe was inconsistent in density – lumpy, if you will – as it expanded after the Big Bang. The modern universe, by comparison, is thought to be relatively homogeneous. For that to be possible, light particles would have to spread out to the edge of the universe and “even out” the energy lumps. But if the speed of light was always constant, it would never have been able to catch up with the expanding universe. Inflation theory, which suggests that the universe expanded rapidly before slowing down, provides one potential answer to the dilemma. The early universe could have evened out just before expanding, physicists say, if special conditions were present at the time. VSL offers a different inconstant: the speed of light. According to Magueijo and colleagues, the speed of light could have been much faster in the early moments of cosmological time. Fast enough, they say, to reach the distant reaches of the universe before slowing to the current rate. Now, researchers hope to prove that theory by studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Physicists have long used this radiative "afterglow" to glean new insights about the early universe. And since cosmic structures leave imprints on the CMB as they fluctuate in density, scientists may someday be able to produce a "spectral index" of the universe. If VSL theory is correct – if the speed of light really was faster after the Big Bang – the spectral index should come in at exactly 0.96478. That’s not too far off from current estimates, Magueijo says. "The theory, which we first proposed in the late-1990s, has now reached a maturity point – it has produced a testable prediction," Magueijo said. “If observations in the near future do find this number to be accurate, it could lead to a modification of Einstein's theory of gravity."


News Article | November 28, 2016
Site: www.csmonitor.com

A study by physicists from the Imperial College London and Canada’s Perimeter Institute argue that the speed of light isn't constant, and could have been much faster in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang. Many physicists spend their days trying to prove Albert Einstein's theories correct. One pair of theoretical physicists is hoping to test whether the father of modern physics just may have been wrong about the speed of light. In his theory of special relativity, Einstein left a lot of wiggle room for the bending of space and time. But his calculations, and most subsequent breakthroughs in modern physics, rely on the notion that the speed of light has always been a constant 186,000 miles per second. But what if it wasn’t always that way? In a paper published in the November issue of the journal Physical Review D, physicists from the Imperial College London and Canada’s Perimeter Institute argue that the speed of light could have been much faster in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang. The theory, which could change the very foundation of modern physics, is expected to be tested empirically for the first time. "The idea that the speed of light could be variable was radical when first proposed, but with a numerical prediction, it becomes something physicists can actually test," lead author João Magueijo, a theoretical physicist at Imperial College London, said in a statement. “If true, it would mean that the laws of nature were not always the same as they are today." The theory of variable speed of light (VSL) was proposed by Dr. Magueijo two decades ago as an alternative to the more popular “inflation theory” – both offer possible solutions to the same fundamental problem. Most cosmological theories state that the early universe was inconsistent in density – lumpy, if you will – as it expanded after the Big Bang. The modern universe, by comparison, is thought to be relatively homogeneous. For that to be possible, light particles would have to spread out to the edge of the universe and “even out” the energy lumps. But if the speed of light was always constant, it would never have been able to catch up with the expanding universe. Inflation theory, which suggests that the universe expanded rapidly before slowing down, provides one potential answer to the dilemma. The early universe could have evened out just before expanding, physicists say, if special conditions were present at the time. VSL offers a different inconstant: the speed of light. According to Magueijo and colleagues, the speed of light could have been much faster in the early moments of cosmological time. Fast enough, they say, to reach the distant reaches of the universe before slowing to the current rate. Now, researchers hope to prove that theory by studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Physicists have long used this radiative "afterglow" to glean new insights about the early universe. And since cosmic structures leave imprints on the CMB as they fluctuate in density, scientists may someday be able to produce a "spectral index" of the universe. If VSL theory is correct – if the speed of light really was faster after the Big Bang – the spectral index should come in at exactly 0.96478. That’s not too far off from current estimates, Magueijo says. "The theory, which we first proposed in the late-1990s, has now reached a maturity point – it has produced a testable prediction," Magueijo said. “If observations in the near future do find this number to be accurate, it could lead to a modification of Einstein's theory of gravity."


News Article | November 28, 2016
Site: www.csmonitor.com

A study by physicists from the Imperial College London and Canada’s Perimeter Institute argue that the speed of light isn't constant, and could have been much faster in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang. Many physicists spend their days trying to prove Albert Einstein's theories correct. One pair of theoretical physicists is hoping to test whether the father of modern physics just may have been wrong about the speed of light. In his theory of special relativity, Einstein left a lot of wiggle room for the bending of space and time. But his calculations, and most subsequent breakthroughs in modern physics, rely on the notion that the speed of light has always been a constant 186,000 miles per second. But what if it wasn’t always that way? In a paper published in the November issue of the journal Physical Review D, physicists from the Imperial College London and Canada’s Perimeter Institute argue that the speed of light could have been much faster in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang. The theory, which could change the very foundation of modern physics, is expected to be tested empirically for the first time. "The idea that the speed of light could be variable was radical when first proposed, but with a numerical prediction, it becomes something physicists can actually test," lead author João Magueijo, a theoretical physicist at Imperial College London, said in a statement. “If true, it would mean that the laws of nature were not always the same as they are today." The theory of variable speed of light (VSL) was proposed by Dr. Magueijo two decades ago as an alternative to the more popular “inflation theory” – both offer possible solutions to the same fundamental problem. Most cosmological theories state that the early universe was inconsistent in density – lumpy, if you will – as it expanded after the Big Bang. The modern universe, by comparison, is thought to be relatively homogeneous. For that to be possible, light particles would have to spread out to the edge of the universe and “even out” the energy lumps. But if the speed of light was always constant, it would never have been able to catch up with the expanding universe. Inflation theory, which suggests that the universe expanded rapidly before slowing down, provides one potential answer to the dilemma. The early universe could have evened out just before expanding, physicists say, if special conditions were present at the time. VSL offers a different inconstant: the speed of light. According to Magueijo and colleagues, the speed of light could have been much faster in the early moments of cosmological time. Fast enough, they say, to reach the distant reaches of the universe before slowing to the current rate. Now, researchers hope to prove that theory by studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Physicists have long used this radiative "afterglow" to glean new insights about the early universe. And since cosmic structures leave imprints on the CMB as they fluctuate in density, scientists may someday be able to produce a "spectral index" of the universe. If VSL theory is correct – if the speed of light really was faster after the Big Bang – the spectral index should come in at exactly 0.96478. That’s not too far off from current estimates, Magueijo says. "The theory, which we first proposed in the late-1990s, has now reached a maturity point – it has produced a testable prediction," Magueijo said. “If observations in the near future do find this number to be accurate, it could lead to a modification of Einstein's theory of gravity."


News Article | November 28, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

Hiab, part of Cargotec, will present its latest innovation in recycling cranes, the new JONSERED 1500RZ in connection to the Pollutec exhibition in France. The new recycling crane is meant for scrap metal handling and heavy duty recycling. "One of the megatrends is urbanisation. More and more people are moving in the cities and this sets high expectations for waste handling and recycling. The new JONSERED recycling crane is designed for speedy operations which is essential in urban environments," says Jon Lopez, Vice President of Forestry and Recycling Cranes at Hiab. The new JONSERED 1500RZ supports lower lifetime costs as the fuel consumption is reduced with the variable pump system. The maximum lifting capacity of the new recycling crane is 13,8tm and its outreach exceeds 9 metres. The safety features include Variable Stability Limit (VSL) for increased crane stability, Over Load Protection to avoid crane overloading as well as Load Holding Valve to prevent load dropping. The Operator Protection System protects the driver by preventing the crane from accessing the operator area. "The new JONSERED 1500RZ crane is designed for total flexibility in operation. The customer can adapt it according to the business needs and choose between top seat, side-mounted top seat or stand-up platform with radio control. To ensure that the crane is well protected in harsh environments, it is painted with the advanced nDuranceTM surface protection system", says Toni Ahvenlampi, Senior Manager, Portfolio Management, Forestry Cranes. In addition to the new JONSERED 1500RZ, the innovations from Hiab that will be presented at the Pollutec exhibition are: - HIAB X-HiDuo 228 E-5 loader crane: one of Hiab's renewed mid-range loader cranes with an outreach of 17.3 metres and weight of just 2510kg. All HIAB loader cranes come with a two-year standard warranty. - MOFFETT M4NX truck mounted forklift: the next generation truck mounted forklift with an efficient power-to-weight ratio. - Latest innovations from MULTILIFT: How MULTILIFT hooklifts can contribute in the field of recycling.  - HiVisionTM control system: We welcome you to experience the unique HiVisionTM concept which moves the crane operation to the truck cabin. The forestry crane operator can control the crane with the help of virtual reality goggles. HiVisionTM has recently been opened for orders. Pollutec visitors are invited to test the groundbreaking system with a simulator. The Pollutec exhibition, focusing on environmental equipment, technologies and services, will take place in Lyon, France from 29 November to 2 December. Hiab stand 112 is in Hall 2, Aisle G. Welcome to visit us! For more information, please contact: Toni Ahvenlampi, Senior Manager, Portfolio Management, Forestry Cranes, +358 40 534 2827, toni.ahvenlampi@hiab.com  Hanna-Kaisa Talvensaari, Senior Communications Manager, Hiab, tel. +358 40 758 1572,  hanna-kaisa.talvensaari@hiab.com Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment. Customer satisfaction is the first priority for us. Around 3,000 professionals at Hiab work to provide high-performance products and services that meet customer needs globally. Our product range includes HIAB loader cranes, JONSERED recycling and forestry cranes, LOGLIFT forestry cranes, MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts and MULTILIFT demountables, as well as DEL, WALTCO and ZEPRO tail lifts. www.hiab.com Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d0f9a903-6a7e-4514-83ea-73526e56a608


News Article | November 28, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

Hiab, onderdeel van Cargotec, presenteert zijn nieuwste innovatie in recyclingkranen, de nieuwe JONSERED 1500RZ op de vakbeurs Pollutec in Frankrijk. De nieuwe recyclingkraan is bestemd voor schrootverwerking en zwaar werk in de recyclingsector. "Een van de megatrends is urbanisatie. Meer en meer mensen trekken naar de stad en dit betekent dat er steeds hogere eisen worden gesteld aan de afvoer en recycling van afval. De nieuwe JONSERED recyclingkraan is ontworpen voor snelheid omdat dat essentieel is in een stedelijke omgeving," zegt Jon Lopez, Vice President Hout- en recyclingkranen bij Hiab. De nieuwe JONSERED 1500RZ heeft een variabel pompsysteem dat het brandstofverbruik vermindert en zo de levenscycluskosten terugdringt. Het maximale hefvermogen van de nieuwe recyclingkraan is 13,8 tm en de reikwijdte bedraagt meer dan 9 meter. Er zijn diverse veiligheidsvoorzieningen zoals Variable Stability Limit (VSL) voor een grotere stabiliteit van de kraan, Over Load Protection om overbelasting van de kraan te voorkomen, en lasthoudventielen om vallen van de last te voorkomen. Het Operator Protection System beschermt de chauffeur door te voorkomen dat de kraan in het operatorgebied komt. "De nieuwe JONSERED 1500RZ kraan is ontworpen voor optimale flexibiliteit bij bediening en gebruik. De klant kan de kraan aanpassen aan de bedrijfsbehoeften en kiezen uit een hoge zitting, aan de zijkant gemonteerde hoge zitting of een sta-platform met radiobesturing. Voor een goede bescherming in ruige werkomgevingen hebben we de kraan geverfd met nDuranceTM, het geavanceerde systeem voor oppervlaktebescherming", zegt Toni Ahvenlampi, Senior Manager, Portfolio Management, Houtkranen. Naast de nieuwe JONSERED 1500RZ presenteert Hiab op de beurs Pollutec de volgende innovaties: - HIAB X-HiDuo 228 E-5 laadkraan: een van de vernieuwde middelzware laadkranen van Hiab met een bereik van 17,3 meter en een gewicht van net 2510 kg. Alle HIAB laadkranen worden geleverd met een standaardgarantie van twee jaar. - MOFFETT M4NX meeneemheftruck: een meeneemheftruck van de volgende generatie met een efficiënte vermogen-gewichtsverhouding. - De laatste innovaties van MULTILIFT: Toepassingen van MULTILIFT-haakliften in de recyclingsector.  - Het bedieningssysteem HiVisionTM: We laten u graag kennismaken met het unieke HiVisionTM-systeem waarmee de chauffeur de kraan vanuit de truckcabine kan bedienen. De operator bestuurt de houtkraan met behulp van een virtual reality-bril. Orders voor HiVisionTM kunnen sinds kort worden opgegeven. We nodigen bezoekers van Pollutec uit om dit revolutionaire systeem te testen met een simulator. Pollutec, de vakbeurs voor producten, technologieën en diensten voor de milieusector, vindt plaats in Lyon, Frankrijk van 29 november tot en met 2 december. Stand 112 van Hiab is in hal 2, gangpad G. We verheugen ons op uw bezoek. Hiab is onderdeel van Cargotec. In 2015 heeft Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) een verkoopopbrengst behaald van 3,7 miljard euro en het bedrijf heeft over 11.000 werknemers in dienst. www.cargotec.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ea940594-6498-4583-8011-d33e63345aa8


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

— Over the past few years, medical foods have emerged as a tool for physicians to manage many gastrointestinal disorders, such as IBS, IBD, and HIV-associated enteropathy, as well as nongastrointestinal disorders. This paper discusses how multiple animal and human studies have provided the data purporting to show the efficacy of medical foods. Safe medical foods may be the initial step in managing various gastrointestinal disorders before moving to drugs with known and higher side-effect profiles. In addition, because the medical foods reviewed in this article do not have major food or drug interactions, they may be considered as add-on therapies in patients with more serious gastrointestinal conditions, as they can work alongside drugs in disease management to improve patient outcomes. More research will be needed to continue to evaluate medical food potential on patient care. – EnteraGam® (serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate, SBI), which has been studied extensively in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and HIV-associated enteropathy. – VSL#3, a probiotic that is used in pouchitis for patients with ulcerative colitis as well as irritable bowel syndrome. – Modulen IBD, a whole-protein, sole-nutrition formulation used to manage the active phase of Crohn’s disease. – Vivonex is an elemental diet that is used in a variety of diseases associated with severe gastrointestinal dysfunction. “It’s important for the category of medical foods to get more attention within the healthcare industry,” said Aage Lauridsen, Chief Executive Officer of Entera Health Inc. “Our product EnteraGam® is helping patients every day with managing chronic diarrhea and loose stools. The more healthcare professionals and patients who know about it and these other medical foods, the greater the opportunity for even more safe, therapeutic care.” EnteraGam® (serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate, SBI) is a medical food product intended for the dietary management of chronic diarrhea and loose stools. EnteraGam® must be administered under medical supervision. EnteraGam® contains beef protein: therefore, patients who have an allergy to beef or any other component of EnteraGam® should not take this product. EnteraGam® has not been studied in pregnant women, in women during labor and delivery, or in nursing mothers. The choice to administer EnteraGam® during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or to nursing mothers is at the clinical discretion of the prescribing physician. EnteraGam® does not contain any milk-derived ingredients such as lactose, casein, or whey. EnteraGam® is gluten-free, dye-free, and soy-free. To report suspected adverse reactions, contact Entera Health, Inc. at 1-855-4ENTERA (1-855-436-8372), or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or www.fda.gov/medwatch. CITATION: 1. Ciampa B, Ramos ER, Borum M, Doman DB. The Emerging Therapeutic Role of Medical Foods for Gastrointestinal Disorders. Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2017;13(2):104-115. For more information, please visit http://enterahealth.com

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