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Ayima Release New Agency Showreel

13 12 2017

Wed, Dec 13, 2017 16:09 CETAs Ayima continue to celebrate their tenth year in the industry and prepare for continued growth and success in the new year to come, the company has today released their 2017 agency showreel. A mashup of the creative and innovative projects carried out by Ayima across all global operations, the showreel highlights some of the SEO, paid media, design, website development and content marketing projects implemented for the company’s leading clients, including Macmillan, Bwin, Verizon, Betfair and Conde Nast. This is the first showreel for Ayima and the company plans to update this annually in the coming years. You can find the showreel on the company’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/GVys--mr_64 // For further Information:Mallory Mabe, Marketing Manager+44 (0)20 7148 5970press(at)ayima.comwww.ayima.com About Ayima Originally founded in 2007, Ayima is a digital marketing agency with around 145 employees across its offices in London, Stockholm, New York, San...

National Report: California Ranks First in Protecting Kids from Tobacco, But Tobacco Industry Still Spending Big and Addicting Children

13 12 2017

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2017 -- California ranks first nationwide in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by leading public health organizations. Despite the good news, there's more work to do to protect kids from deadly tobacco addiction. That's because the tobacco industry outspends tobacco prevention efforts in California by over $250 million, and nearly 11,000 California children will become daily smokers this year. California is spending $327.8 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 94.2 percent of the $347.9 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Meanwhile, tobacco companies spend $581.1 million every year to market their deadly and addictive products in California. Long a national leader in the fight against tobacco, California tops this year's report after taking historic action in the fight against tobacco. In November...

Teamsters Proud To Partner With Robotics Innovators In San Francisco

13 12 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2017 -- California Teamsters are applauding the passage of legislation by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week that will create a permitting process for delivery robots. The legislation will allow for companies that are based in San Francisco and have a labor peace agreement to conduct research and development and deploy human-operated robots that will deliver essentials, including groceries and meals. A limited number of the robots will be allowed to operate on the city's sidewalks. "We are excited to partner with companies and work with government to pass innovative policy that promotes good union jobs. This is innovation that helps workers, instead of displacing them," said Rome Aloise, President of Teamsters Joint Council 7. Teamsters have partnered with Marble, a San Francisco-based company, which will employ Teamsters in the manufacturing and operations of its robots. Teamsters worked cooperatively with Supervisor Norman Yee, who initially...

TeamCITGO Aruba Participates in Beach Cleanup

13 12 2017

SAN NICOLAS, Aruba, Dec. 13, 2017 -- This past November, TeamCITGO Aruba participated in the annual Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA) Beach Cleanup from Baby Beach to the dog cemetery in San Nicolas. The event was the first volunteer outreach for the new volunteer organization and 95 TeamCITGO volunteers filled approximately 175 trash bags with trash from the beach area. Trash was then transported to the event's central drop off point at Seroe Colorado to be properly disposed of. TeamCITGO volunteers filled 175 trash bags with trash at the annual Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association Beach Cleanup. 95 TeamCITGO volunteers participated in the annual Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA) Beach Cleanup. Raymond Buckley, Interim VP&GM of the CITGO Aruba Refinery, said TeamCITGO Aruba is here to stay. "It is the mission of TeamCITGO to engage in our community through volunteerism. We will dedicate our time and service to worthy causes and organizations...

Alpha Capital Partners Expands College Station Student Housing Portfolio with New Acquisition

13 12 2017

Canonsburg, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/13/2017 --Falcon Point Condominiums is the most recent student housing acquisition for Alpha Capital Partners. Located on 1915 Dartmouth Street in College Station and about 2.5 miles from Texas A&M University, Falcon Point aims to attract both college students and young professional adults.Falcon Point Condos was constructed in 4 phases and completed in 2017. The property features 93 units (126 beds) with a unit mix of one- and two-bedroom condominiums with bed-to-bath parity. The property is conveniently connected to a direct bus route and bike trail, which provides easy access to classes, campus activities and resources. The condominiums are at 100% occupancy for the 2017-18 academic year.Jide Famuagun, CEO of Alpha Capital Partners said: "Falcon Point adds to Alpha's portfolio of student housing projects close to top-tier institutions. Texas A&M University aligns with the strategic criteria Alpha employs in its investment model. This...

Illuminertia releases its New Album “Activation Station” and Keyframe wraps up 2017 with several Notable Achievements

13 12 2017

Keyframe is honored to be working with Illuminertia, and ‘Amplify Her’ community film screenings worldwide. Our next venture in 2018 will be immersive experiences in VR. - Julian Reyes, CEO of Keyframe-Entertainment SAN FRANCISCO December 13, 2017 Illuminertia has announced the release of their new album, “Activation Station”. Illuminertia is an umbrella for music releases and audio visual collaborations created by Eric “Modean” Mantras (DJ Mantras), who has been a resident DJ for Ecstatic Dance events in the Bay Area, CA. For two years, he performed at the monthly Zodiac events held at Guava in Emeryville, CA. The musical genre encompasses global bass music layered with soothing, hypnotic melodies. Illuminertia merges multiple musical genres, some tribal and rooted in festival culture and healing sensibility, and some that includes Hip-Hop and rap overtones. These influences can be heard in the new 15-track album, which feature collaborations with Cliff Tishman (aka...

17-year-old girl, Olivia Crutchfield, visits Cuba and donates $1,000 to a Camp for Children with Skin Diseases

13 12 2017

Olivia is shown presenting a check for Camp Discovery of the AAD to Neil A. Shah, MD, FAAD, President-Elect, Minnesota Dermatological Society, Deputy Chair of Coding and Reimbursement Task Force "The mission of the camp is close to my heart; my little brother has suffered with alopecia areata for 12 years." EAGAN, Minn. December 13, 2017 Olivia Crutchfield, a senior at Eagan High School, Eagan, Minnesota, visited Cuba and took some spectacular photographs. So stunning, that her father, dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD of St. Paul, Minnesota, hung several of the pictures on the wall in his office’s reception area. The comments were so positive, and the demand for prints became so great from patients, that they started selling Olivia’s Cuba photographs to the tune of $1,000. Olivia volunteered as a counselor at Camp Discovery, a United States camp for children with skin diseases last summer. "I was so lucky and proud to serve as a Camp Discovery counselor last summer....

Guadalajara is a Top Winter Destination for Travelers

13 12 2017

GUADALAJARA, Mexico December 13, 2017 With its warm days and cool evenings, winter is the ideal time to visit Guadalajara, the ultimate getaway for U.S. travelers seeking sun, fun, and culture. Beat the summer rainy season by exploring the natural beauty of Guadalajara and enjoying the markets and cultural events that give the city its character. Travelers can explore the destination at little cost right now by taking advantage of a favorable exchange rate. MarketsKnown as the shopping capital of Mexico, Guadalajara is home to the largest indoor market in Latin America, the largest jewelry marketplace, and a mall entirely dedicated to shoes. Neighboring Tlaquepaque is a small colonial town home to some of the best traditional handicrafts and decorative arts in Mexico, and is particularly famous for its pottery and blown glass. The area’s high-end artisanal items can be as low as US$5. Tlaquepaque's main shopping stores are located on a pedestrian-only street, Independencia, where...

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Declares Special Cash Dividend

13 12 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF), announced that its board of directors declared a special cash dividend of $0.07 per share on the company's common stock at its meeting Tuesday. The special dividend is payable on December 29, 2017, to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 22, 2017. Together with the four regular cash dividends paid in 2016, the special dividend brings the total dividends paid this year to $0.51 per common share.“It is rewarding to recognize outstanding performance through dividend payments to our stockholders,” said Lynn B. Fuller, Heartland’s chairman and chief executive officer. “2017 was a successful financial year and can be attributed to solid net interest margin, closure and smooth conversion of Citywide Banks, our largest merger to date, and continued focus on achieving operating efficiencies and organic growth.”Heartland has paid a dividend in every quarter since the company’s inception...

U.S. Geothermal Inc. Reaches Agreement to Acquire 100 Percent Interest in Raft River Power Plant

13 12 2017

BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 13, 2017 -- U.S. Geothermal Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE American: HTM), a leading and profitable renewable energy company focused on the development, production, and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire its partner’s remaining ownership interest in Raft River Energy I LLC from Goldman Sachs.  The purchase is scheduled to close on January 2, 2018 and the price consists of a one-time, $350,000 cash payment from U.S. Geothermal to Goldman Sachs.  The Company will then own 100 percent of the project.“The acquisition of this remaining interest in Raft River will be immediately accretive to the Company, and further enables us to implement capital upgrades to increase output from the facility,” said Douglas Glaspey, Interim Chief Executive Officer.  “This transaction confirms our ability to grow the business with a disciplined approach to capital allocation by focusing on acquisitions...

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