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"PalmCorp Construction Creates Waterfront Elegance in Palm Beach County's Manalapan"
Magnificently designed South Florida home is open, airy with beautiful water views throughout.
Manalapan, FL, January 10, 2019 With an eye for ultimate waterfront living, luxury home builder Russell Palmieri has captured the charm and casual elegance that is classic South Florida in a new 6,500 square foot home in Manalapan, Fla.
“Manalapan is a wonderful ocean town - beautiful, safe, in the vicinity of shopping and culture. It is a great place, whether you would like to raise your children, spend vacation time or retire. Manalapan has it all,” noted Helen Salus Braun, who commissioned Palmieri to build the home.
Located off the Sunshine State’s East coast on a tiny sliver of land south of West Palm Beach, Manalapan’s status as one of the most affluent towns in America is well documented.
So is Palmieri’s PalmCorp Construction Services reputation for building quality with a unique architectural style and the latest energy efficient features. All encompassed in this beautifully designed, open and airy two-story residence with a great layout with high ceilings, giving the house lot of light and harmony, balcony and three car-garage.
“Russell kept the timeline and some of the features were upgraded at no additional cost - those are great outcomes,” Braun said. “And the fact that some great features like large wine cellar or built-in espresso machine were added when there was no obligation, attest to his professionalism and passion to give the client the best product. That sums up as great experience.”
Priced at $5.2 million the home at 70 Spoonbill Road is nestled on 110 feet of waterfront with striking water views throughout, a private dock and direct Intracoastal access. A boater’s paradise with amazingly scenic waterways, South Florida is well known for its cyan waters and white sugar sand beaches.
Elegant with an effortless feel, the generously scaled five-bedroom, five-bath concrete dwelling has master suites on each floor together with upstairs and downstairs with large closets and refreshment lounges, elevator and marble flooring throughout.
A fireplace, impact windows, Waterworks plumbing fixtures and Thermador gas appliances accent its tropical-motif. Imagine escaping to a tranquil, relaxing space in the massage room.
The Butler’s pantry, perfect for people that entertain frequently, has a built-in coffee/cappuccino maker. Then there is a walk-in pantry, extra space added onto the kitchen for storage.
Bringing the outdoors in is also a theme of the spacious design. There is a summer kitchen with grille, swimming pool with two sun shelfs. The great outdoor entertainment and recreation area is seamlessly connecting the open kitchen and large living room.
Other features include upstairs/downstairs laundry room and temp-controlled wine room, security system, Cat VI wiring, sprinkler system and whole house generator.
With an emphasis on form and function, Palmieri specializes in the creation of one-of-a-kind “forever homes.” This ultra-luxurious property is no exception.
“Building a house is a process that requires builder with skills documented by their track record. It also demands integrity, imagination and flexibility. All those we found in Russell. He not only met our expectations, he and his team exceeded them,” noted Braun.
Palmieri has been developing exclusive residential neighborhoods and building custom single-family homes all over Palm Beach County since 1966.
For more information, contact PalmCorp Construction Services at (561) 429-4268 or [email protected] Visit http://palmcorpconstruction.com.

"Fondos Latinos, a Division of BNY Mellon, is Launching New Interest Rates Under the Federal Economic Recovery Program, Awarded Since the Last Administration"

The special interest rates are for savings accounts, certificates of deposits and money market accounts.
Miami, FL, January 11, 2019 The Fondos Latinos company, a subsidiary of BNY Mellon, has just published new rates for the first half of 2019, under the government program "Economic Recovery Federal Plan # 6777453-LT"; which is designed from the beginning of the previous administration, to attract to the banks all the possible capital in savings; offering accounts to non-resident clients in the United States, as long as they are domiciled in Latin American countries, including Spain and Portugal.
For Certificates of Deposit or Plazos Fijos, as it is called in most countries of the region, you will not be deducted or charged any tax on your profits, according to Operations Manager Steve Hall.
The same benefits are maintained, like Visa Debit Card, zero maintenance fees, direct payments to the bank account at no cost to clients, access to the online account, and the customer can adding capital during the period of your contract, the case of CD accounts or Plazo Fijo.
Example of interest rates:
Accounts Savings 0.35% per month with a balance exceeding $ 10,000 USD.
Certificates of Deposit from 3 months to 1.65% per month and 12 months to 1.85% also monthly.
According to the Operations Manager, in the last year of 2018, they had an exponential growth more than in previous years, which benefits them once again to obtain this federal contract.
Fondos Latinos is a financial portal, dedicated to savings accounts, investment, and loan, created just for attention to the Hispanic market, being part of one of the oldest financial institutions in the country; they offer Certificates of Deposit, Personal Loans, Purchase / Sale of Bonds Treasury, as well as wealth management.
Fondoslatinos.com, the commercial website of the Hills Latinoamérica, a financial services company headquartered in Miami, Florida, and offices in New York and Fort Lauderdale, strategically aligned with its parent company NYB Mellon, one of the largest banks in the United States.


"Operose Manufacturing to Acquire 3-D CNC and Expand U.S.-Based Manufacturing Services"

Frederick, CO, January 09, 2019 Expanding its services and capacity to meet the growing demand for U.S.-based manufacturing, Operose Manufacturing closed on its acquisition of 3-D CNC on December 28th, 2018. Operose Manufacturing, which provides CNC machined parts with multi-axis programming and machining technologies as well as fully automated production, will enhance the breadth of its high-tech services through the acquisition.

Based in Minnesota, 3-D CNC launched in 1989 and primarily serves customers in the computer, medical, electronic, aerospace and industrial equipment industries with a focus on additional manufacturing services including Wire EDM, Sinker EDM, CNC grinding, heat treating and product/assembly design.

“With this integration, we look forward to delivering more innovation and new technology to our clients while becoming a full-service manufacturer capable of taking products all the way from conception to production,” said Tyler Stilson, President, Operose Manufacturing. “We will also be able to help customers streamline their work and enjoy additional efficiencies as we fulfill more requirements.”

With more than six decades of machining expertise, Operose Manufacturing employs lean manufacturing processes to design, program and manufacture parts efficiently and effectively, delivering precision parts to companies across a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, cutlery, medical, oil and gas, optic technology, semiconductor equipment and many more. From prototype to production, Operose Manufacturing uses state-of-the-art turning and milling combined with the most powerful programming and design software available, as well as robot automation for larger-scale production.

All employees in both companies are expected to be retained through the acquisition.

About Operose Manufacturing
Meeting the growing demand for quality-driven manufacturing in the United States, Operose Manufacturing specializes in precision machining, efficiency in production, and quality parts delivered on time and on budget. With more than six decades’ experience in precision manufacturing Operose Manufacturing engages the latest machining technology to service companies across multiple industries. 

For more information, please visit https://operosemfg.com/


"A Cloud of My Own Protects and Secures Smart Homes with Active Internet of Things Protection"

Created by cyber security professionals, A Cloud of My Own provides active protection for Smart Home and Home Automation devices. Smart home devices (Internet of Things) provide great value and functionaliy, but have notoriously poor security. This places the homes and people within them at siginificant risk. Simple to install, A Cloud of My Own uses a built-in touchscreen to quickly and easily be added to existing home networks.

Cambridge, MA, January 09, 2019Created by experienced Cyber Security professionals, A Cloud of My Own provides active protection for Smart Home and Home Automation devices. Smart home devices (Internet of Things) provide great value and functionaliy, but have notoriously poor security. This places the homes and people within them at siginificant risk.

Simple to install, A Cloud of My Own uses a built-in touchscreen to be quickly and easily added to existing home networks. Unlike traditional consumer network equipment, A Cloud of My Own uses the cellphone like touchscreen to simplify the 2 plug setup.

A Cloud of My Own works with all common Smart Home , Home Automation systems - Alexa devices, Google Hub, Google Hub, Samsung, and Open Source systems, as well as all Wifi Internet of Things devices.

A Cloud of My Own devices will be generally available in March 2019.
web: https://www.acloudofmyown.com

'Crystal Clear Technologies Awarded Prime Contract on ITES-3S, Army’s $12.1 Billion IDIQ'
St. Petersburg, FL, January 08, 2019 Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc. (CCT), a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), has announced that it has been awarded a prime contractor position on the US Army’s Information Technology Enterprise Solutions, also known as “ITES-3S,” an Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract.  ITES-3S IDIQ includes a full range of services and solutions necessary to satisfy and support Federal Government enterprise IT infrastructure goals and has a five-year base with four, one-year option periods (9 years) with a $12.1 billion ceiling. ITES-3S is a follow-on award to the ITES-2S contract that was awarded to 16 prime contractors in 2006.
Managed by the Army’s Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) program, the hybrid (cost, firm-fixed-price, and time-and-materials) contract is expected to be the Army’s preferred mechanism to acquire IT-related services worldwide. The vehicle was specifically crafted to be utilized not only as a strategic source of IT solutions for the Army, but also is available to all DoD and Federal Agencies making it an attractive IT contracting vehicle.
“We are excited as a dedicated Woman Owned Small Business to expand our offerings of superior, enterprise-level IT integration, cyber, and IT solution services to our Government customers,” said Crystal Culbertson, Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Clear Technologies. “ITES-3S will enhance CCT’s ability to further provide exceptional support as a Prime to the US Army and DoD as a whole.”
Under this contract, CCT will compete to provide best-of-breed enterprise IT solutions to include the delivery of Cybersecurity Services; IT Services; Enterprise Design, Integration, and Consolidation; Network/System Operation and Maintenance; Telecommunications/System Operation and Maintenance; Business Process Reengineering; IT Supply Chain Management; and IT Education and Training.
About Crystal Clear Technologies
Founded in 2002, CCT is dedicated to the primary goal of serving those who serve. CCT, an 8(m) Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), is an Information Technology company offering solutions to help government customers improve their performance and accomplish their missions through three distinct business lines—Integrated Solutions (IS), Enterprise Services (ES), and Strategic Product Sourcing (SPS).We deliver reliable and performance-driven technologies to a global client base. Our comprehensive knowledge of federal procurement policies and practices allow us to effectively navigate the complexities to provide the IT services, cyber security, product sourcing, and data communication that support diverse initiatives. We specialize in providing complex, turnkey solution support for mission critical installation and integration requirements along with providing personnel with extensive knowledge in a wide area of engineering and technical IT service areas.

For more information, please visit our website, www.crystalcleartec.com, or email: [email protected]

"Grand Canyon West Fully Open for Business; Federal Shutdown Has No Impact on West Rim Tourism"

Visitors looking to experience the Grand Canyon during the federal government shutdown can do so at Grand Canyon West, which remains open and fully operational for visitors from all over the world. Owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe, Grand Canyon West is not part of the National Park Service. Thus, the tourism center, which attracts more than 1 million visitors each year, has not been at all affected by the federal shutdown.

Peach Springs, AZ, January 09, 2019 Visitors looking to experience the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon amid the federal government shutdown can do so at Grand Canyon West, which remains open and fully operational for visitors from all over the world.

Grand Canyon West is owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe through its Grand Canyon Resort Corporation. Grand Canyon West is not part of the National Park Service. Thus, the tourism center, which attracts more than 1 million visitors each year, has not been at all affected by the current federal government shutdown.

“We want to make sure there’s no confusion for visitors to the Grand Canyon. We are open and it’s as gorgeous as ever,” explains Colin McBeath, the CEO of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation. “We’re just a quick two-hour ride from Las Vegas, or four hours from Phoenix. We’re here seven days a week to serve one and all.”

Visitors are welcome to explore the world-famous Skywalk glass bridge, which hovers more than 4,000 feet about the floor of the Grand Canyon. Other Grand Canyon West experiences include Hualapai Ranch, which is a replica of an old western town, and majestic viewpoints like Eagle Point and Guano Point. Overnight visitors can stay at the Cabins at Hualapai Ranch, while those interested in boating the Colorado River can book tours with Hualapai River Runners. Helicopter tours of the Canyon are also available.

Grand Canyon West is open seven days a week, including all major holidays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During the winter months, the last ticket sold to enter Grand Canyon West is 4:30 p.m.

For more information about Grand Canyon West and everything there is to see and do, visit www.grandcanyonwest.com.

For interviews, contact David Leibowitz at 602-317-1414 


'Challenge Europe A4/ASTM 316 Stainless Steel Fasteners for High Corrosion Environments'

Challenge Europe are pleased to announce ranges of ex-stock nuts, bolts, screws and washers in A4 stainless for manufacturing and service/maintenance requirements.
Bedford, United Kingdom, January 08, 2019 With the addition of molybdenum, A4 stainless (ASTM 316) is significantly more resistant to corrosion than the more popular A2 (ASTM 304) and very little more expensive. Although A4 stainless is often referred to as marine grade Challenge Europe have noticed an increasing need for this highly cost-effective grade to meet the demands of non-marine industries where equipment is subjected to more demanding service conditions. The non-magnetic nature of A4 also makes it particularly suitable for use in instrument manufacture and the medical industry. Consequently, Challenge are pleased to announce ranges of ex-stock nuts, bolts, screws and washers in A4 stainless for manufacturing and service/maintenance requirements.

The exceptionally high quality and longevity of A4 grade fasteners makes them a firm favourite in UK industry. Now coupled with a service package such as Kanban, Lineside supply or Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Challenge Europe are able to provide design and production engineers with the fasteners they want at prices they need – and to work with purchasing departs so as to ensure smooth assembly flows.

Contact Challenge Europe on 01234 346242 or [email protected] to find out more about A4 Stainless Fasteners. Further information on Challenge Europe products can be found on their website – www.challenge-europe.co.uk. 
Pioneer Technology Welcomes New Talent to the Sales Division
Pioneer brings aboard Frank J. Hahnel, III as new Senior Sales Executive for the Northeast Region of the United States.
Sanford, FL, January 07, 2019 Pioneer Technology Group is happy to announce a new hire in the Sales Division; Frank J. Hahnel, III joins the organization as the Senior Sales Executive for the Northeast. Hahnel previously worked as an Account Manager for Leica Geosystems, Inc. out of Norcross, Georgia, in their Public Safety Group covering states east of the Mississippi River. During his time there, Hahnel assisted law enforcement agencies on a variety of crime and crash scene forensic mapping, including working at “Ground Zero” shortly after the 09/11 terrorist attacks in Manhattan, New York along with the Pulse Nightclub terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida.

“I am very excited to be a part of the foundation of an amazing sales team here at Pioneer Technology Group,” Hahnel says. “I am looking forward to bringing the vast solutions Pioneer Technology Group offers to our partners in the Northeast. I am a firm believer in Pioneer’s mission statement which is proudly displayed on our wall in the office: Take care of the customer and the customer will take care of you.”

Hahnel brings over 18 years of professional consultative sales experience with cutting edge technology in conjunction with a strong understanding of the Northeast market. Although he is a native Floridian, both of his parents were born and raised in New York. Hahnel studied at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida with his interests including street photography with his Leica M camera during his off time.

As Senior Sales Executive, Hahnel will implement strategic sales initiatives with existing and new partners throughout the Northeast with Pioneer Technology Group’s software and service offerings.

About Pioneer Technology Group

Pioneer Technology Group (Pioneer) is a leading developer of software solutions and services to Governments and the private sector. The company is headquartered in Sanford, Florida. Offerings include: Benchmark, a court case management system, the Landmark official records system, the YourDox title document system, and tax processing systems for counties and municipalities. Pioneer also provides content management systems and a scanning services bureau for transitioning paper to digital images through its subsidiary, Pioneer Records Management which just recently opened a new location in Yadkinville, NC. For more information about the company, please contact Kristina O’Leary at [email protected] or visit Pioneer's website at http://www.ptghome.com.

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Five Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019 from NordVPN
Cybersecurity Threats Will Keep Getting Worse in 2019, According to NordVPN’s Digital Privacy Expert.
Panama City, Panama, January 07, 2019 It’s not an easy task to remember a week in 2018 without a major data leak or security breach. Passwords were leaking, new sophisticated malware attacks were spreading, data was breached, and governments around the world once again overturned privacy rules. NordVPN’s Digital Privacy Expert Daniel Markuson says that 2019 will keep getting worse.

“The year 2018 not only (yet again) shocked the world by highlighting systemic cybersecurity issues. Multiple governments adopted new rules and laws, which are making a global impact now and will echo for years to come,” says Daniel Markuson, Digital Privacy Expert at NordVPN. “Still, 2019 can bring some hope for the future – but only if governments and corporations understand the importance of digital privacy and security.”

Based on the outcomes from 2018, NordVPN’s expert lists five significant trends that will shape cybersecurity and digital privacy in 2019:

1. Identity theft, phishing scams, and personal data loss will hit a new high.

"From Facebook and Google to Quora and Marriott, this year’s data breaches have affected more than 1 billion people around the globe. Add that to the existing pool of leaked data, and hackers will have an invaluable resource for tailoring a phishing scam or taking over your Facebook or Netflix account. Without a doubt, it will be used in 2019."

2. Some governments will lean towards higher data security standards.

"The GDPR in the EU established a new set of game rules by regulating the way corporations protect the data of their customers. It is still early to tell whether the new regulations have made a positive impact, but they have brought a shift towards more responsible use of private data. In 2019, some non-EU countries will likely follow the example and introduce a similar set of laws for data protection as well. This year, all eyes will be on the US, where California has set a high bar by passing the Consumer Privacy Act. However, it is still unclear if other states will follow. We really hope they do!"

3. Use of encrypted communications will face new challenges.

"In December, Australia passed the Assistance and Access (A&A) bill, also known as anti-encryption law – all despite an uproar within the society. The bill requires tech companies to create backdoor access to the encrypted communications of their users. It would be used by law enforcement agencies to intercept and read the content of the private messages. Despite the opposition to the law, similar ideas have been floated in multiple countries including the US. Having in mind the everlasting itch to spy on their citizens, it wouldn’t be a shocking surprise if other members of the ‘14-eyes’ countries would follow this example in 2019."

4. Tech companies will look for new ways to win the trust of their potential customers.

"A lot of data has been stolen this year. Despite the companies’ size and significance, despite the self-proclaimed "best security practices," despite the risk of being fined under the GDPR. It’s no surprise that ensuring customers’ trust will become more critical than ever. Companies will learn (although slowly) from their mistakes and invest in penetration testing, security audits, AI, and implementing zero-trust policies to prove that they are making an effort to protect their clients."

5. Cloud security will become a bigger issue.

"As people change locations and devices, cloud computing becomes inevitable both for private users and corporations. At the same time, it becomes a bigger security problem. GoDaddy, Los Angeles 211 center, Viacom, and just recently the United Nations had their data records harvested from cloud storage. The biggest issue is still simple configuration errors and user neglect. Nevertheless, as we can expect more leaks and breaches here, new cloud security measures and services will come out in 2019."

About NordVPN

NordVPN is the world’s most advanced VPN service provider that is more security oriented than most VPN services. It offers double VPN encryption, ad blocking & Onion Over VPN. The product is very user-friendly, offers one of the best prices on the market, has over 5,000 servers worldwide and is P2P-friendly. One of the key features of NordVPN is zero log policy. For more information: nordvpn.com.

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Azerai Readies Debut of Second Hotel in Vietnam
La Residence, Hue to re-emerge as the latest property in Adrian Zecha's new group. 
Hue City, Vietnam, January 1, 2019 Azerai, an emerging hospitality group led by hotelier Adrian Zecha, is planting another flag in the former imperial capital of Vietnam. The historic hotel, to be known as Azerai La Residence, Hue, will celebrate an official opening in February after the most extensive renovation since the historic, 1930-built mansion was completely overhauled thirteen years ago.
The 122-room hotel's aesthetic affirms Azerai's devotion to simplicity and elegance, and reconfirms the brand's commitment to affordable luxury. Anchored by a 1930's colonial mansion and two complementary wings built in 2005, the hotel commands 200 metres of frontage along the fabled Perfume River, with views of the imposing Flagtower Bastion and the 1804-built Citadel on the river's north bank. Poised between the landmark Hue Railway Station and a string of colonial era buildings, the hotel's facade and long horizontal lines are testaments to its art deco roots and enduring appeal.
Azerai La Residence, Hue is a complement to the 60-room Azerai Can Tho, which debuted on the Mekong Delta this past spring. The name Azerai was inspired by the initials of Adrian Zecha and the Persian word caravanserai, a resting place usually around a central courtyard. Plans call for a number of additional properties within Vietnam, and beyond.
Azerai is a new story and brand of hotels offering guests simple elegance, refined design, discreet and attentive service in places of unique beauty and cultural interest. Azerai is uniquely envisioned for today's experienced urbane individuals, couples and families looking for distinction, quality and comfort at affordable prices.
More about Azerai La Residence, Hue, visit the website www.azerai.com/la-residence-hue.
Azerai La Residence, Hue
Ms. Tran Thi Hoang Yen
(84.234) 383 7475
Dr. Theivasanthi Released Innovative Agricultural 
Nano-Biofertilizer Analyses
Dr. T. Theivasanthi releases new analyses about agricultural 
nano-biofertilizers. Also, she explains about the definition for nano-biofertilizers and techniques to make nano-biofertilizers without adverse effects.
London, United Kingdom, January 1, 2019 World Record holder in Nanotechnology and International Top Reviewer Award Winner, Dr. T. Theivasanthi of International Research Center, Kalasalingam University (India) has studied nano-biofertilizers. She has released new analyses and insights on this matter in an article: Advances and Trends in Nano-biofertilizers (https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3306998). 
Dr. Theivasanthi stated that at present, literature has no obvious definition and explanation on nano-biofertilizers. This work has made an attempt to explain the derivation / definition of the nano-biofertilizers. It suggests techniques to make nano-biofertilizers without nano-toxicity. Such fertilizers will dominate modern agriculture in the coming era. Releasing these new thoughts which are beneficial to society, particularly during the 2019 new-year festive occasion, makes Dr. T. Theivasanthi happy. It is a remarkable benchmark in her research and makes her scientific contribution first class. It is her pride. Dr. Theivasanthi said that nano-biofertilizers are nano-sized biomaterials. They are prepared for biological (agriculture) uses to supply nutrients. They act like bio-fertilizer and fulfil the requirements of primary macronutrients. Emerging technology and agro-chemicals like agri-nanotechnology and nano-biofertilizers will dominate agriculture modernization. She has arrived at this conclusion about nano-biofertilizers after seven years of research.
Further, she said that the unique properties of nanomaterials can be seen only in between the nano-size range i.e. 1 – 100 nm. Sometimes, the unique properties may lead to untoward reactions or consequences, nano-toxicity, complications, toxic consequences and adverse impact. In such cases, to overcome such unwanted properties, sub-micron sized materials (above 100 nm size) can be utilized as alternative to nanomaterials. Sub-micron sized materials can be applied in plants or agriculture applications (as pesticides, biofertilizers and fertilizers materials) like other conventional materials without any hesitations. They have high surface area close to the nanomaterials which improve the activities of agro-chemicals. Sub-micron sized materials are already used in the construction related applications. As per the EU commission suggestion, the nanoparticles proportion of the nanomaterials can be minimized depending on the requirements of environment, health, safety or competitiveness. Nano sized hybrid fertilizer (nano sized inorganic salt and nano sized organic matters) will give better crop yields with balanced nutrients. Such yields will also support for the good health of humans and animals. A lower proportion mixing of nano sized hybrid combination in the conventional fertilizers will reduce or avoid the untoward effects of nanomaterials. Recently, the Bangladesh government has approved The National Agriculture Policy 2018 to incorporate and utilize nanotechnology in the agricultural sector to boost production. Dr. T. Theivasanthi adds that every scientific research must contribute some benefits to society. Based on this concept, she is doing nano biofertilizers research for the benefit of society.

Dr. T. Theivasanthi
International Research Center - Kalasalingam University
Krishnankoil – 626190, India
Phone: +91- 4563-258084
Mobile: +91- 9344643384, 8148475506
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.theivasanthi.weebly.com
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2280-9316
World Records: http://goo.gl/QbbdFo, http://goo.gl/jGATFk
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=IIkGIksAAAAJ&hl=en
Researchgate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Theivasanthi_Thirugnanasambandan
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"Abu Dhabi Considers Blockchain to Make the Government More Efficient"
The emirate believes using the technology to improve social services, finance system and business will make Abu Dhabi more transparent and establish its business-oriented and technological image.
Copenhagen, Denmark, December 27, 2018 On December 10, 2018, the Abu Dhabi government hosted a blockchain workshop dedicated to the blockchain technology opportunities and challenges, organized by Berkeley Research Group and OpenLedger experts. The initiative is anchored with the strategic plans of Abu Dhabi development shared by more than 20 representatives from different governmental agencies. The emirate sees potential in implementing blockchain technology and benefiting the growth of leading industries and improving people’s lives in the United Arab Emirates.
According to Michael Jelen, a Director at BRG, the use of blockchain technology in digitizing Abu Dhabi’s social and finance services is still being considered:
“Blockchain is an interesting option that can have a game-changing effect on the development of Abu Dhabi, enhancing its leadership on the international arena and impacting people’s lives. The government has not made a clear commitment yet and is still exploring all options.”
The authorities of the Abu Dhabi government reviewed the presentation drafted by OpenLedger, one of the leaders in custom blockchain solutions development. One of the main provisions of the proposal included a roadmap that entails the use of blockchain technology for digital identity, funds distribution and freight transportation.
About Berkeley Research Group
Berkeley Research Group, LLC is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, data analytics, valuation, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, transaction advisory, restructuring services, regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, major law firms and regulatory bodies around the world.
BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction and real estate. BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices across the United States and in Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East and the United Kingdom.
About OpenLedger
OpenLedger ApS is a Danish company dedicated to bringing the power of blockchain technology to the wider business world. The company has over 60 expert software development and architecture specialists, marketers, business analysts, legal and support personnel in our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and our technical center in Minsk, Belarus.
OpenLedger ApS delivers custom blockchain solutions to business partners, including healthcare, financial and retail applications. Our team of experienced blockchain developers helps commercial and governmental organizations to access the benefits of distributed ledger technology in their operations.
OpenLedger ApS
Mihail Romanovsky
"Potentia and Integration Success Form Global Strategic Partnership to Offer Accelerated Post Merger Integration and Uncover Efficiencies to Drive Exponential Growth"
Senior executive advisors will help merging organizations achieve timely merger integration along with 50 – 80% proven operational and process efficiencies. Partnership brings together over 100 years of collective hands-on experience in mergers and acquisitions, visual process improvement, and people performance.
Yorkville, IL, December 27, 2018 Expertise combination will help merging organizations achieve exceptional value by accelerating their integration along with driving significant, measurable efficiency. Integration Success GmbH of Bonn, Germany and Potentia, LLC, with offices in Michigan and Illinois, announce a strategic partnership to help companies maximize value in a merger, acquisition, or transformation. Bringing together professionals in M&A, business processes, and people performance, this partnership offers a one-stop resource to achieve timely merger integration with 50 – 80% proven operational and process efficiencies. It will offer accelerated value creation throughout every step of the M&A life cycle, combined with a capability not typically found in traditional M&A approaches or firms. This new partnership is delivering an innovative process transformation approach that eliminates barriers to growth and uncovers hidden efficiencies in the emergent organization, in as little as 90 days. Another key challenge in a merger, acquisition, or restructuring, is retention of customers and key channel partners. The partnership will provide guidance and techniques to maintain or improve customer loyalty and channel effectiveness during the M&A integration phases. The partnership utilizes senior executive advisors with deep expertise in their respective disciplines. Thomas Kessler will lead the post merger integration process. Jeff Sage, Scott Cameron, and Mark James will manage business process transformation, change management, and engagement. According to Jeff Sage, Potentia’s Managing Director, “This partnership brings together over 100 years of collective hands-on experience in mergers and acquisitions, visual process improvement, and people performance. Our mission is to help clients realize exceptional value by accelerating post merger integration and positioning the emergent organization for exponential growth through lean as possible operations and processes.” Thomas Kessler, Integration Success’ Managing Director, further adds, “The partnership enables clients to leverage the combined know how starting at pre-signing with Integration Due Diligence Support, all the way through the Signing and Closing phase, and up to the operational execution of the M&A integration.”
Contact: Jeff Sage Managing Director, Potentia, LLC (248) 379-5157
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"Menora Financial and DJ Acquisitions Acquire 1240 Units in Surging Memphis Market"
Memphis,TN, December 26, 2018 Menora Financial Corp (www.menorafinancial.com) and DJ Acquisitions LLC (www.djacquisitions.com) announced today the acquisition of 6 multi-family apartment communities totaling 1240 units. The $40 million dollar off-market deal is in the surging Memphis market. The transaction, from two different sellers with financing from one lender on the whole group, was first viewed, contracted and closed in under ninety days. Menora Financial Corp (MFC) located In Skokie, IL has been investing in multi-family for 30 years as well as having additional holdings in Health Care Facilities and various Hi-Tech companies. The company has owned and managed more than 10,000 units. DJ Acquisitions LLC, (DJ) headquartered out of Aventura Florida, will handle the day to day management for the Joint venture. With a broad background in the residential multi-family ownership sector, led by Jon Fridlender, DJ has successfully owned and managed over 4000 multi-family units and produced over $195 million in transaction value. MFC and DJ plan to focus on building a portfolio together of 5,000-10,000 units by acquiring underperforming or value add properties in the Southeast and Midwest markets. The joint venture’s formula for success is in seeking out motivated sellers who want on-time closings and the avoidance of last minute re-trading. President of MFC, Shalom Menora comments: “We are excited to be partnering with DJ who share the same values and philosophies and thus together we will be able to add maximum value through enhancing the properties and excellence of management and service to our Residents.” Founder of DJ Acquisitions, Jon Fridlender stated, “We are very excited to have been able to execute this acquisition and expand into Tennessee. Menora Financial has a strong vision for the future of these properties and we are elated to partner in ownership as well as provide superior management."
For more information, contact: Ms. Autumn May, [email protected] or (786) 868-0454