IVU.rail successfully introduced at AVG
All-round solution for digital workflow in planning and dispatch Berlin/Karlsruhe, 19 February 2019 – Since the timetable change in 2018, Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft (AVG) has been carrying out integrated planning of all vehicle working schedules and duties for its tram-trains with the standard solution IVU.rail from Berlin-based IT specialist IVU Traffic Technologies. Drivers can now use tablets in their cabs for their day-to-day work. AVG has over 500 train drivers covering its routes in and around Karlsruhe. To incorporate them in dispatch more effectively and speed up processes, they all received new tablets with IVU.pad as part of the introduction. This means that they are always in contact with dispatch: reporting duty sign-ons, viewing duties, displaying time sheets and submitting duty requests – all of this is now done digitally at AVG. During the trip, the app assists the train drivers with daily working timetables as well as details of speed restrictions ...
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YouTube’s Prince Friend Interviews the Magnificent Shelby J
Tampa, FL, Feb 16, 2019 — To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, YouTube’s Prince’s Friend has a sweet treat in store for his viewers with the release a special two-part interview with an extraordinary woman from the Prince alumni camp– singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and social activist, Shelby J. Shelby Johnson is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina and has been gracing stages around the world with a number of notable musical phenoms over the past 20 years. None have been more legendary though than Prince Rogers Nelson who dubbed her as “Shelby J.” in 2006. Shelby’s musical career started in 1994 singing background vocals for the hit group Groove Theory. In 2000 she became the lone female member of D’Angelo’s band, “The Soultronics” performing with him in the highly acclaimed “Voodoo Tour” alongside close friend and Grammy Award winning R&B sensation Anthony Hamilton. In early 2003, Shelby collaborated, performed and ...

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NASA technology partner Rejuvel Bio-Sciences forms Joint Venture with Brand Labs USA
Pembroke Pines, FL, February 14, 2019 — Rejuvel Bio-Sciences, Inc. (OTC Markets (NUUU), a NASA Technology Partner, has formed a new subsidiary called 3D Stem Cell Labs, Inc. (3D) – http://www.3dstemcelllabs.com a Joint Venture with Brand Labs USA http://www.brandlabsusa.com com located in Pompano Beach, Florida. BLU is a privately held product development laboratory and contract manufacturer of cosmecuetical and other personal care products, founded by industry expert David Pollock. As one of the top cosmetic formulators, Pollock was named one of the twenty to know in the industry. BLU’s clients range from direct-to-consumer companies including television shopping networks and infomercial marketers, to certain health care brands to certain professional physician and higher-end brands. Charles Scimeca, CEO of Rejuvel stated, “We are excited about forming this Joint Venture. This Venture gives us access to a full manufacturing, filling, design and packaging facility,, as well as distribution of products powered by our ...

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Lahmeyer International is now Tractebel
Since January 31st, German engineering and consulting company Lahmeyer International is operating under the Tractebel brand with the new company name; Tractebel Engineering GmbH. The Lahmeyer Group was acquired by Brussels-based Tractebel in 2014. Tractebel is one of the world’s leading international engineering and advisory companies with more than 150 years of experience in energy, water and urban infrastructure projects. In 2018 the company recorded a turnover of Euro 662 million with a work-force of around 5,000 employees in over 30 countries. Tractebel is part of the global energy and services group ENGIE. The integration of Lahmeyer into the Tractebel organisation has been carried out over the the last four years. Business partners and clients such as development banks, ministries of energy and water, and energy supply companies worldwide, have since benefited from the combined strength of the Tractebel group. Due to the world-class reputation of the Lahmeyer brand, the ...
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W+D at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019
Live demonstration of the W+D BB700 S2 with Read&Print application Neuwied, Germany, February 11, 2019 – At Hunkeler Innovationdays from February 25 – 28, 2019, in Lucerne (Hall 1, Booth B14), W+D will be presenting innovative technologies for the direct mailing market. As a special highlight, visitors to the leading industry meeting can experience the high-performance W+D BB700 S2 envelope inserting system live with its unique Read&Print application. On site, the W+D BB700 S2 will run at top speed and at the same time demonstrate inline the address imprint on the back of the envelope that has recently been permitted by an EU standard. The two HF2 feeders shown here will be equipped with different features for direct comparison. In video presentations, the company will also present the new printing and embossing functions of the W+D 410 Easy Enveloper and the latest inkjet digital printing machine, the W+D Halm i-Jet. ...

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Accur8 Announces Cloud Data Mart as a Service (CDMaaS)
Accur8 Announces Cloud Data Mart as a Service (CDMaaS)Innovative Turnkey Solution to Quickly and Inexpensively Solve Business Visibility Challenges. Brattleboro, VT, February 06, 2019 — Accur8 Software, an innovative software and services company focused on cloud data migration, integration and analytics today announced its latest turnkey cloud solution, Cloud Data Mart as a Service, or CDMaaS. This innovative service enables small to mid-sized companies to take advantage of the many benefits of cloud platforms, such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure, as a first or next step toward their business leveraging the power of the cloud. A cloud data mart enables a company to quickly solve a number of important challenges such as improving customer service and support activities, enhancing employee management efforts, and gaining better vendor performance visibility. The Accur8 Cloud Data Mart as a Service is a turnkey solution that ties together valuable data from several applications inside ...

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MD Vegan Eats Presents Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week
MD Vegan Eats Presents Maryland Vegan Restaurant WeekMaryland Vegan Restaurant Week: What’s Your Favorite Dish? starts Friday, 2/8 and runs through Sunday, 2/17. Baltimore, MD, January 31, 2019 — From February 8 – 17, Maryland Vegan Eats launches their winter vegan restaurant week, expanding outside the Baltimore City limits. Visit close to 30 participating eateries in Baltimore and surrounding counties who have been challenged to produce new and creative vegan-friendly dishes – not just another freaking salad. „Restaurants are usually looking to bring new business in and what a way to do this and appease a market you might not be catering to right now,“ said event co-founder and co-owner, Naijha Wright-Brown, of the award winning, vegan soul food bistro, The Land of Kush. According to data collected by the Vegetarian Resource Group, nearly 40 percent of Americans choose to order vegan in restaurants, regardless of diet. Samantha Claassen, proprietor ...

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The San Francisco Writers’ Foundation Chooses 826 National as 2019 Auction Co-beneficiary
San Francisco, CA, Jan 31, 2019 — The San Francisco Writers Foundation, the division of the 501(c)3 nonprofit San Francisco Writers Conference that supports literacy and writing both regionally and nationwide, today announced the selection of 826 National as the co-beneficiary of their 2019 charity auction series. Auction coordinator Gordon Warnock said of 826 National, “We wanted to partner with a homegrown San Francisco institution that also has a nationwide impact on the written arts, and 826 came first and foremost to mind. I’ve followed their work since they were in a single building at 826 Valencia Street, and I’m thrilled to see them now coast-to-coast as the largest youth writing network in America.” 826 National amplifies the impact of a national network of youth writing and publishing centers, and the words of young authors. They serve as an international proof point for writing as a tool for young people ...

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Create electronic invoices with one click as a freelancer
As a freelancer, you shouldn’t spend too much time doing the bills, be superior to time pressure and avoid bad time recording. Easier said than done.  To improve time management, a cloud-based system is necessary. This allows your own team and the respective project to be checked and managed in real time and to identify possible deficiencies in time planning. This allows you to save a lot of time and effort and concentrate on your core business. Stress is now a thing of the past with TimeStatement! TimeStatement helps you to enter your time and activity recording correctly and quickly. In addition, you can create a professional invoice, manage teams and projects, record expenses and much more with a single click. The TimeStatement online solution reduces administrative effort / costs, is accessible from anywhere and requires no installation. The professional invoices are generated automatically. The invoice design can be easily ...
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St. James Infirmary Announces CA attorney James Burch as Policy and Advocacy Officer
St. James Infirmary is proud to welcome California attorney James Burch as our new Policy and Advocacy Officer thanks to our generous funding from the Levi Strauss Foundation. San Francisco, CA, Jan 30, 2019 — St. James Infirmary is proud to welcome California attorney James Burch as our new Policy and Advocacy Officer thanks to our generous funding from the Levi Strauss Foundation. Due to James’s extensive legal experience in the State of California and a steadfast commitment to St. James’s mission in search of justice, community engagement, and the protection of our most vulnerable neighbors by advancing civil liberties, we look forward to the tremendous opportunities ahead as we fight for the rights and livelihoods of sex workers. Furthermore, St. James Infirmary’s expansion is especially crucial as we begin an exciting venture in partnership with the ACLU and State Senator Scott Wiener to work on crafting state legislation that ...

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THE WINE DETECTIVES: HIGH-PRECISION CHEMICAL FINGERPRINT ALLOWS UNAMBIGUOUS IDENTIFICATION
EQ BOKU at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna uses high-tech approach to classification of 42 wines Vienna (Austria), 29 January 2019 – Numerous components of 42 different wines have been analysed using state-of-the-art equipment for the first time. The data generated will provide an extremely accurate basis for definitively characterising different wine varieties, as well as an innovative approach for routine wine analysis. The method could also allow a wine to be clearly authenticated and be used to uncover counterfeits, as well as providing new insights into the role of specific substances in giving wines their aroma. This advance was made possible by EQ BOKU’s range of ultra-modern equipment – the facility provides precision scientific instrumentation and expertise to members of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria), as well as to external clients. High performance liquid chromatography was used in combination with ...

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Innovative All-Rounders: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Silicones
Flexible without plasticizers, heat and cold resistant, skin-friendly, water-repellent but permeable to water vapor: Silicones offer characteristics that cannot be fulfilled by any other plastics. In many industrial branches, these innovative materials are used for diverse products. “The most important types of silicones are silicone elastomers, silicone oils, and silicone resins”, explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana. “Application areas are construction, automotive, electrical and electronics, medical technology, cosmetics, textiles, and paper.” Ceresana analyzed the world market for silicones already for the third time: Global revenues amounted to over USD 16.3 billion in 2017. Ceresana expects the silicone market to increase further by 3.9% p.a. until 2025. Diverse Silicone Applications A decisive advantage for manufacturers of silicones is the variety of sales markets: Demand is distributed evenly among several large sectors. In the construction industry, for example, silicones are mainly used as sealants, adhesives, and in coatings. ...
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Growth-to-Go: Ceresana’s New Report on the World Market for Plastic Caps and Closures
Changing consumer patterns revolutionize the packaging industry. The trend towards on-the-go products, for example, is driving demand for resealable packaging, especially in the food sector. The current, already second study on the world market for plastic caps and closures by Ceresana examines in detail the demand for the different types of closures: screw caps, flip-top closures, disc-top closures, dispensers, spays, lids, and overcaps. In the upcoming eight years, analysts at Ceresana expect – based on the number of units – an increase of worldwide demand for plastic closures by about 3.2% per year. Screw Caps Dependent on Development of Beverage Segment “In 2017, screw caps accounted for more than two thirds of the global market for plastic caps and closures,” Ceresana’s CEO Oliver Kutsch says, “Their market share, however, will decrease as competition from other types of closures increases significantly.” The growing demands of consumers are increasing the demand for ...
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High-Performance Lightweights: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Engineering Plastics
Inner values are often more important than appearance: Engineering plastics are utilized for bearings or wheels, gaskets, insulators, housings, and many other applications and are characterized by special physical and chemical properties. For the third time already, Ceresana analyzed the global market for ABS, PC, PA, PMMA, POM, PBT, SAN, and fluoropolymers: almost 21.5 million tonnes of these plastic types are consumed every year. “For years, engineering plastics have already been generating higher growth rates than standard plastics”, explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute: “Considering the increasing demand for ever more efficient and lighter materials, this trend will continue to gather momentum.” Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Dominates Ceresana has comprehensively analyzed the overall market for engineering plastics as well as the individual types of plastics: The current study provides figures on demand, revenues, production, and trade of the whole market as well as demand volume of the individual ...
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Brigadoon Announces Speaker Line-up for 2019 Event in Utah
“The goal of Brigadoon is for all participants to leave the gathering more informed on emerging issues shaping commerce and culture and more energized from spending time in the Wasatch mountains.“ Alexandria, VA, January 18, 2019 — Brigadoon Sundance 2019, will take place on February 24-26 at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah. The independently organized event will feature subject matter experts from a cross-section of disciplines, backgrounds, and sectors. „Brigadoon harnesses the business of expertise and fosters conversations with specialists in their fields who lead sessions that are intimate, low tech, powerpoint free, and engage all participants,“ said Marc Ross, founder of Brigadoon. “The gathering is designed to transformational, not transactional. The goal of Brigadoon is for all participants to leave the gathering more informed on emerging issues shaping commerce and culture and more energized from spending time in the Wasatch mountains.“ Brigadoon Sundance 2019 with will be the seventh ...

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