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News Article | July 20, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Windward Life Care (Windward), San Diego County’s premier provider of professional aging services, announces the company has acquired Lifeline Care at Home. The company’s wide breadth of services will expand Windward’s home care offerings and improve the lives of more people throughout San Diego County while upholding Lifeline’s reputable standard of care. Windward, formerly Elder Care Guides, was founded in 2004 to bring the best possible care management and home care experience to San Diego’s aging population. Over the past 13 years, Windward has been providing an integrated model of geriatric care management combined with in-home caregiving services for seniors and disabled adults in San Diego. Windward will integrate Lifeline’s 30 years of leadership in dementia care into their existing programs. “Our expanded footprint positions Windward as premier provider of professional aging services in San Diego,” said Norman Hannay, MPS, CMC and president Windward Life Care. “With our values aligned, we believe clients will agree that our caliber of care can be transformative for San Diego seniors, and their families.” Lifeline Care at Home was founded in 1980 and has earned a positive reputation for the company’s client service and community education aimed at improving the lives of elders and those with special needs. Lifeline was founded by Teresa Shanahan, Ph.D., who successfully built and developed Lifeline’s team to provide high-quality care. As an industry leader in dementia care, Dr. Shanahan and her team developed training programs and seminars for facilities with dementia units. Windward will maintain the services and values that Dr. Shanahan has fostered and continue to make a difference in the lives of San Diego’s seniors. “Maintaining continuity of care is our first priority,” said Susan Valoff, LCSW, C-ASWCM and vice president of Windward Life Care. “Clients can rest assured that their experiences will remain familiar with exceptional care.” With this announcement, Windward will also be able to accelerate and expand educational offerings and partnerships with governmental bodies, non-profits, and private-sector organizations serving older adults. The acquisition will double Windward’s services and staff to meet the demand of San Diego clients for years to come. “I’m confident the employees and clients of Lifeline are in good hands as we both uphold the same values and high standards of integrity,” said Dr. Shanahan. “The company will carry on our quality of service while providing even greater opportunities for the combined team to grow – both as individual healthcare professionals and as a united company. It has been my passion to make a difference in the lives of people for 35 years. I feel confident that Windward will carry on that legacy.” Julie Moore, Windward’s Community Relations Manager, will serve as a resource advocate to answer any questions or provide guidance to any current or prospective clients about Windward Life Care’s services. She can be reached at 619-450-4303, or info(at)windwardlifecare.com. About Windward Life Care Windward Life Care is San Diego County’s premier aging services firm providing distinguished, world-class Aging Life Care™ Management and expert in-home care. Windward’s clinical staff are members of the Aging Life Care Association™ and are experts in the eight Aging Life Care knowledge areas: health & disability; financial; housing; family; local resources; advocacy; legal; and crisis intervention, Windward’s discerning recruitment and rigorous training ensures each individual client has a personalized plan for aging well. The interdisciplinary professional team at Windward is comprised of leaders in the Aging Life Care Association, including registered nurses and master’s level social workers. Their areas of expertise include dementia care, complex family situations, mental health issues, and helping clients age well with a sense of purpose and quality of life. The company’s office is located at 2045 1st Avenue San Diego, CA 92101. Connect with the company on social: facebook.com/WindwardLifeCare; twitter.com/WindwardLC; or on Windward Life Care on LinkedIn.

News Article | September 18, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Windward/W82, a leading outdoor gear specialist, and Major League Baseball today announced a new partnership naming Windward/W82 the Official Boardsports Company of Major League Baseball. The new deal is part of a multi-year agreement between MLB and Camping World Holdings (NYSE: CWH) and select business brands in their portfolio. This long-term partnership includes major licensing and retail components that will feature officially licensed MLB products sold at Windward/W82 and other CWH retailers. Camping World brands are also granted rights to produce MLB licensed items themselves in a variety of consumer product categories. Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World Holdings and star of CNBC’s “The Profit” said, " It is an honor to work with Major League Baseball, one of the most historic leagues in American sports. We look forward to working with the organization, starting with this year’s Postseason and leveraging our extensive experience with outdoor enthusiasts around the country to create and provide the best game day experience to its sports and outdoor loving fan base." With this new agreement, Camping World plans to expand its brand awareness with an integrated marketing program that will reach millions of MLB fans through broadcast, digital, social, mobile and in-ballpark platforms. This includes LCS broadcast networks TBS, FOX and FS1, as well as MLB Media assets MLB Network, MLB.com and MLB Advanced Media mobile apps. “ We are looking forward to ‘The Profit’ bringing his special vision and energy to MLB for new fan promotions surrounding the LCS, Spring Training and more,” said Noah Garden, MLB Executive Vice President, Business. “ As we prepare to begin another memorable October of Postseason baseball, this is the perfect time to welcome Camping World to the MLB Family with a fully integrated partnership that will increase their brand awareness and deliver MLB products into their retail locations.” Camping World Holdings, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is the leading outdoor and camping retailer, offering an extensive assortment of recreational vehicles for sale, RV and camping gear, RV maintenance and repair and the industry’s broadest and deepest range of services, protection plans, products and resources. Since the Company's founding in 1966, Camping World has grown to become one of the most well-known destination for everything RV, with over 135 retail locations in 36 states and comprehensive e-commerce platform. Coupled with an unsurpassed portfolio of industry-leading brands including Gander Outdoors, Good Sam, Overton’s, The House and Windward/W82, Camping World Holdings has become the synonymous with outdoor experiences. Camping World’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWH". W82 (formerly Windward Boardshop) is Chicago’s original boardshop founded in 1982 located in Chicago’s lakeview neighborhood. The store stocks a wide selection of snowboarding, skateboarding, longboarding, swimwear, footwear, apparel and accessories. Combine that with a team of knowledgeable gear specialists that will make sure you find the right gear for your unique adventures. Their longstanding experience in the industry and leading-edge approach to customer service will change the way you think about a boardshop. Their mission is to build a community and transform the snow, skate, surf-sup retail industry by revolutionizing the standard of customer service, retail innovation, and unmatched sharing of knowledge of the products they believe in.

Deforest D.K.,Windward | Van Genderen E.J.,ZINC Inc
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry | Year: 2012

The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA) current ambient water quality criteria (AWQC) for zinc in freshwater are hardness-based and were last updated in 1995. The acute and chronic freshwater toxicity databases have since expanded substantially and the U.S. EPA's minimum phylogenetic diversity requirements for chronic zinc toxicity are now met (an acute:chronic ratio was previously required). Additionally, several acute and chronic biotic ligand models (BLMs) for zinc have since been developed and validated for freshwater organisms. Using the expanded toxicity database and existing BLMs, we developed a unified zinc BLM that could efficiently predict both acute and chronic toxicity over a wide range of zinc bioavailabilities. The unified BLM, developed by objectively averaging the biotic ligand binding constants for zinc (Zn2+) and competing cations (Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, H+) from existing BLMs, performed better in predicting toxicity to a diverse set of organisms than any individual existing BLM. Performance of the unified BLM was further improved by optimizing the biotic ligand binding constant for the ZnOH+ species. The updated freshwater zinc toxicity database and unified BLM were then used to estimate the fifth percentiles of the acute and chronic species sensitivity distributions following the U.S. EPA guidelines for AWQC development. © 2012 SETAC.

DeForest D.K.,Windward
Integrated environmental assessment and management | Year: 2013

In Europe, the European Union's Existing Substances Regulation (EEC 793/93), the REACH Regulation, and Water Framework Directive all share common guidance for conducting environmental effects assessments, which can be further used to derive predicted no effect concentrations (PNECs) and environmental quality standards (EQS) for chemical substances. To meet the criteria for using a species sensitivity distribution (SSD) in the effects assessment of Ni for marine organisms, chronic toxicity data from the published scientific literature were augmented with toxicity testing of several additional marine species including: a unicellular alga (Dunalliela tertiolecta), a diatom (Skeletonema costatum), 2 macroalgae (Champia parvula, Macrocystis pyrifera), 2 mollusks (Crassostrea gigas, Mytilus galloprovincialis), 2 echinoderms (Dendraster excentricus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus), a polychaete (Neanthes arenaceodentata), and a fish (Cyprinodon variegatus). Based on this updated database, which includes chronic Ni toxicity data for a total of 17 marine species, HC5 values (hazardous concentrations to 5% of the species) were derived using an SSD. The most sensitive species is a tropical sea urchin from the Caribbean region, Diadema antillarum, which has an EC10 that is approximately 6-fold less than the EC10 for the second most sensitive species tested. There is some uncertainty in the representativeness of D. antillarum to temperate European marine waters because 1) a European sea urchin species (Paracentrotus lividus) is approximately 48-fold less sensitive to Ni, and (2) ambient marine Ni concentrations in at least some European waters closely approach the D. antillarum EC10. The HC5 values with and without D. antillarum included in the SSD are 3.9 and 20.9 μg/L, respectively. Site-specific toxicity testing with local species may be warranted for locations where Ni concentrations fall between the range in HC5s of 3.9 to 20.9 μg/L. © 2013 SETAC.

Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Innovation Voucher | Award Amount: 5.00K | Year: 2015

CMB Is a design innovation partnership specialising in renewable energy devices

A method of providing a comprehensive near real-time maritime intelligence, within a predetermined area of interest, based at least partially on satellite imagery is provided herein. The method may include the following stages: applying operational analysis and a multi-sensor mission planning, to generate a coverage plan required for satellite coverage; receiving a plurality of acquired data from multiple sensors located on satellites and sensors located terrestrially, based on the coverage plan, wherein the acquired data is non-continuous over time; applying data verification, data extraction, data fusion and insight deduction on said received data, to produce near real-time data on specified maritime vessels, within said predetermined area of interest; producing a fused traffic analysis report comprising N fused, real world maritime images, such that the data verification, data extraction, data fusion and the insight deduction compensate for time gaps low image quality due to the non-continuous nature of the satellite imagery.

Disclosed herein are formulations of imatinib or a phenylaminopyrimidine derivative compound for aerosolization and use of such formulations for inhaled aerosol administration of imatinib or a phenylaminopyrimidine derivative compound for the prevention or treatment of various fibrotic, carcinogenic, vascular and viral infectious diseases, including diseases associated with the lung, heart, kidney, liver, eye, central nervous system and surgical sites. In some embodiments, formulations and delivery options described herein allow for efficacious local delivery of imatinib or a phenylaminopyrimidine derivative compound or salt thereof. Compositions include all formulations, kits, and device combinations described herein. Methods include inhalation procedures, indications and manufacturing processes for production and use of the compositions described. Also included are methods for identifying compounds and indications that may benefit by reformulation and inhalation administration.

Windward, a specialized data and analytics company focused on the maritime domain, has been named one of 10 Israeli startups to watch in 2015 in the Aerospace, Defense and Security sector by Frost & Sullivan. Windward's technology was recognized for bringing unprecedented visibility to the oceans by transforming maritime big data - the hundreds of millions of data points available daily on ships worldwide - into actionable intelligence that allows decision makers to identify suspicious ships before they reach their shores. Frost & Sullivan noted the growing stakes at sea for both governments and commercial entities as a significant catalyst for Windward's growth: "Frost & Sullivan forecasts show the maritime domain as a significant upcoming concern for countries and commercial maritime companies. The Windward solution is one of the only solutions to answer the market need for covering the 'wild west' of maritime activities." "We are delighted that Windward's technology has been recognized as a game changer in the maritime domain," said Ami Daniel, CEO and Co-Founder of Windward. "We are bringing visibility to a previously opaque world and generating insights that are relevant and actionable for stakeholders across industries." Originally developed for security applications and already in use by government and intelligence clients around the world, Windward's data platform is now being leveraged by financial institutions to identify new market trends and trading opportunities. "Ship activity across the oceans impacts nearly every industry, but the data available is largely unusable - it is massive, fragmented and unreliable, leaving decision makers across industries in the dark," continued Daniel. "Windward has created the world's first maritime data platform - the only place where all maritime data is aggregated and analyzed - giving our clients critical insights into the reality of what goes on at sea." Windward is a specialized data company, analyzing and organizing the world's maritime data. Ships transport over 90% of trade worldwide, but despite the massive stakes at sea, the data on ship activity is largely unusable: it is vast, fragmented and often intentionally manipulated. The oceans are the last analog market and the world's missing data link - and Windward is bridging that information gap. We have built the world's first maritime data platform, making the data accessible and actionable across verticals, from flagging criminal threats at sea to identifying new market trading opportunities. Our solution is in wide use among Intelligence and Governmental clients worldwide, and we are now bringing the same unprecedented visibility to additional markets. ForeSea, our new Finance solution, is giving traders, investors and analysts access to a gold mine of untapped market opportunities. For more information, go to http://www.windward.eu/

Windward, a maritime data and analytics company, was named a Red Herring Top 100 Europe company for 2015.  This prestigious annual award recognizes innovative technologies making an impact across industries. "The recognition by Red Herring is a testament to the power of bringing data sciences to the maritime domain," said Ami Daniel, Windward's co-Founder and CEO.  "Ship activity across the oceans impacts nearly every industry, but stakeholders have very limited visibility on what's happening at sea. We have built the world's first maritime data platform, the Windward Mind, which is making the data accessible and actionable, for the first time, for anyone with stakes at sea." Windward's technology is in wide use by Security, Intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies worldwide, who are using insights from Windward's data platform to identify suspicious ships before they reach their shores. Leveraging the same data platform, the only place in the world that aggregates, vets and analyzes all maritime data in real time, Windward is now providing financial markets with a completely new source of unmined data and insights, with huge value across asset classes. "Selecting startups that show the most potential for disruption and growth is never easy," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "We looked at hundreds and hundreds of candidates from all across the continent, and after much thought and debate, narrowed the list down to the Top 100 Winners. Each year, the competition gets tougher but we believe Windward demonstrates the vision, drive and innovation that define a Red Herring Top 100." Windward is a maritime data and analytics company, analyzing and organizing the world's maritime data. Ships transport over 90% of trade worldwide, but despite the massive stakes at sea, the data on ship activity is largely unusable: it is vast, fragmented and often intentionally manipulated. The oceans are the last analog market and the world's missing data link. Windward is bridging that information gap. We have built the Windward Mind, the world's first maritime data platform, making the data accessible and actionable across verticals, from flagging criminal threats at sea to identifying new market trading opportunities. Our solution is in wide use among Intelligence and Governmental clients worldwide, and we are now bringing the same unprecedented visibility to additional markets. FORESEA, our new Finance solution, is giving traders, investors and analysts access to a gold mine of untapped market opportunities. For more information, go to http://www.windward.eu/

News Article | April 27, 2015
Site: techcrunch.com

Windward, which provides maritime data and analytics, has raised $10.8 million in funding led by Horizons Ventures, with participation from returning investor Aleph. This brings the company’s total raised so far to $15.8 million. The startup’s products currently include MARINT, which tracks vessel traffic using commercial satellites and alerts law enforcement and intelligence agencies about suspicious behavior, such as smuggling or illegal fishing. CEO and co-founder Ami Daniel tells TechCrunch that the funding will be used to build Windward’s data and analytics platform, scale up MARINT, and bring FORESEA, a financial platform targeted to commodity traders, hedge fund investors, and analysts that is currently in beta, to market. Daniel says Windward was founded to aggregate information about ship activity at sea, since “the data is massive, fragmented, and often intentionally manipulated.” “As the company evolved, we realized that the potential applications of real maritime visibility were far more wide-reaching than just security and intelligence, and that our data could bring huge value across the ecosystem, from financial markets to global supply chains, international trading patterns, and more,” he adds. For example, Windward’s data can be used to show how much oil is actually available in floating storages compared to how much has been reported, which is important for oil traders and anyone else who needs to keep an eye on oil prices. While there are other companies that analyze maritime data, Windward relies on big data to stand out. “While some companies look at aspects of what Windward is doing, no one is taking all maritime data, 24/7, analyzing it, vetting it, bringing cyber security algorithms to it, and making sense of it across verticals. What’s more, those providing maritime data today take an information services approach, a time intensive approach of people putting together reports, spreadsheets, etc.,” says Daniel. The company’s growth plans revolve around scaling up MARINT and FORESEA, as well as finding other applications for its data analysis platform through data partnership programs.

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