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    We have reached the point where the amount of microplastics in the sea exceeds the number of stars in the galaxy. Everyone from school kids completing projects, to corporate honchos and ageing veterans, can offer their view on our polluted planet. Global warming is not just a buzzword.   Why China will be the next Silicon Valley, says LVMH digital head The focus of the United Nations on World Environment Day 2018 – June 5 – was plastic pollution, and India is walking the... Reported by S.China Morning Post 12 hours ago.

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    DGAP-News: Biofrontera AG / Key word(s): Incoming Orders

    16.08.2018 / 10:59
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

    *Biofrontera awarded contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs*

    *Leverkusen, Germany, August 16, 2018* - Biofrontera AG (NASDAQ: BFRA; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: B8F), an international biopharmaceutical company, today announced that its wholly owned US-subsidiary Biofrontera Inc. has been awarded a 5-year contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the sale of Ameluz^(R) in combination with the medical device BF-RhodoLED^(R).

    Ameluz^(R) has been listed on the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) since last fall as announced in a news release on October 9, 2017. The contract is a result of the FSS listing and covers the entire U.S. Federal Government.

    "We are extremely pleased to be able to offer Ameluz^(R) to all VA as well as the U.S. Department of Defense medical facilities", says Prof. Dr. Hermann Lübbert, CEO of Biofrontera AG. "The contract award validates the efficacy of our product and allows more patients to receive treatment. We will continue to pursue opportunities like this as part of our overall growth strategy."

    While the initial contract value of US $451,170 is based on certain sales estimates, there is no limit on the volume of Ameluz^(R) to be sold to each facility. Under the contract, the price per tube of Ameluz^(R) is approximately 24.5% less than our reported price as it is subject to a federal ceiling price, which is the highest price a supplier can charge to the Government.


    *For enquiries, please contact:

    Biofrontera AG *

    Thomas Schaffer, Chief Financial Officer

    +49 (0) 214 87 63 2 0
    *IR UK: Seton Services *

    Toni Vallen

    +44 (0) 207 224 8468
    *IR and PR US: The Ruth Group*

    IR: Tram Bui

    PR: Kirsten Thomas

    +1 646-536-7035

    +1 508-280-6592


    *About Biofrontera:*

    Biofrontera AG is an international biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development and commercialization of a platform of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of dermatological conditions and diseases caused primarily by exposure to sunlight that results in sun damage to the skin. Biofrontera's approved products focus on the treatment in the U.S. and Europe of actinic keratoses, which are skin lesions that can sometimes lead to skin cancer, as well as the treatment of certain forms of basal cell carcinoma in the European Union. American Depositary Shares representing Biofrontera's ordinary shares are listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "BFRA", and Biofrontera's ordinary shares are listed in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (B8F, ISIN: DE0006046113). Information is also available at

    *Forward Looking Statements:*

    Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the public offering and the intended use of proceeds from the offering. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "anticipate,""believe,""forecast,""estimate" and "intend," among others. Such forward-looking statements are based on the currently held beliefs and assumptions of the management of Biofrontera AG, which are expressed in good faith and, in their opinion, reasonable. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, financial condition, performance, or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to differ materially from the results, financial condition, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors are set forth in the Registration Statement on Form F-1 filed with the SEC, including in the section "Risk Factors," and in future reports filed with the SEC. Given these risks, uncertainties and other factors, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.


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    Language: English
    Company: Biofrontera AG
    Hemmelrather Weg 201
    51377 Leverkusen
    Phone: +49 (0)214 87632 0
    Fax: +49 (0)214 87632 90
    ISIN: DE0006046113, NASDAQ: BFRA
    WKN: 604611
    Listed: Regulated Market in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Nasdaq
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    Announcement comes as organization targets another milestone for client hires

    ATLANTA (PRWEB) August 16, 2018

    Hire Heroes USA, the preeminent nonprofit organization providing employment services to transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses across the United States and around the world, today announced that its founder, John Bardis, has rejoined its board of directors.

    “John is and always will be an important part of this organization. It is because of his vision and his sincere passion for our active duty military, veterans and their families that we exist in the first place,” said Hire Heroes USA CEO Christopher Plamp, a retired Air Force combat pilot. “The crucial work we do every day to assist these men and women into jobs in the civilian workforce is a testament to John’s foresight on the critical need for our services.”

    Now in its 11th year, Hire Heroes USA continues to grow and evolve, just like the suite of services it provides. These include: online workshops and training modules, job matching, virtual career fairs and an exclusive job board, plus core services like resume, networking and interview assistance, as well as expert guidance on navigating federal employment opportunities.

    In late May, the veteran service organization hit, and quickly passed, a milestone 25,000 lifetime hires. It expects to reach 30,000 before the end of the year.

    “Results like these are a tribute to the extraordinary team at Hire Heroes USA. I look forward to working with CEO Christopher Plamp and CFO Nate Smith again,” said Bardis, adding, “Ultimately, it is all about the incredible value that our nation’s veterans bring to employers and the civilian workforce, and Hire Heroes USA continues to prove that it is making a real impact in the lives of those individuals.”

    Hire Heroes USA’s long-term success can be traced back to a chance encounter Bardis had in 2005, when he met a post-9/11 Army sergeant, who was a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The sergeant had been severely injured in a landmine explosion while on patrol in Afghanistan. He had undergone extensive physical therapy and multiple surgeries, including below-the-knee amputation. It was while sitting on that park bench that the veteran confided his genuine uncertainty about his future and his employability. That encounter and very personal conversation not only inspired Bardis to offer the sergeant a job on the spot, it eventually led to the creation of Hire Heroes USA.

    Bardis has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. In 1999, he founded MedAssets, serving 15 years as chairman, president and chief executive officer, and as chairman and CEO until his retirement in 2015. More recently, he served in Washington D.C. as the Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    About Hire Heroes USA:
    Headquartered in the Atlanta metro area, with additional branch offices around the country, Hire Heroes USA is the leading veteran service organization specifically targeting the issues of underemployment and unemployment among veterans. Funding for the nonprofit’s services is exclusively through private grants and public donations. Hire Heroes USA has earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for a third consecutive year and it also has a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. For more information about our mission, services and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor or volunteer, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Reported by PRWeb 6 hours ago.

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    Draken International, a global leader in adversary air services, was ranked as the 18th fastest growing private company in the US on Inc. Magazine’s 2018 Inc. 5000 list.

    LAKELAND, Fla. (PRWEB) August 16, 2018

    Draken International, a global leader in adversary air services, was ranked as the 18th fastest growing private company in the US on Inc. Magazine’s 2018 Inc. 5000 list. The company achieved astounding 3-year revenue growth of over 10,000% to earn a spot in the top 20 on this prestigious annual ranking. The company’s revenue growth made it the 2nd fastest growing private company in the Government Services category and the 4th fastest growing private company in Florida.

    This is the second consecutive year that Draken was ranked in the top 100, appearing on the 2017 list at #90.

    Draken CEO Jared Isaacman states, “We are honored to be acknowledged for our rapid growth over the past few years. We have always believed in the importance of supporting our military with credible, cost-effective air services, and our ability to deliver on this mission has afforded us this tremendous opportunity.”

    Draken provides a range of contract air services to the Department of Defense and international allies, with services including airborne adversary support, close air support training, flight training, threat simulation, operational test and electronic warfare support, and other missions. With a strategy based upon “build it, and they will come”, Isaacman and his team of military veterans have dedicated the last seven years traveling the world in search of safe, credible, and capable aircraft to answer the growing global demand for commercial air services. As a result of these efforts, the company now boasts the largest privately-owned fleet of fighter aircraft in the world with over 120 fighter jets including Mirage F-1s, Douglas A-4s, Aero L-159s, and MiG-21s, among other aircraft. These jets have been used to support US Military operations in various capacities at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Luke AFB, Hill AFB, Holloman AFB, Edwards AFB, Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, MCAS Cherry Point, MCAS Miramar, and Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River. The company has also supported training missions worldwide for allied NATO partners, including operations in France and Leeuwarden Air Base in The Netherlands.

    Isaacman is no stranger to the Inc. 5000 list. His first company, Shift4 Payments, has made six appearances on the list (under the company’s original name United Bank Card), including two consecutive years in the top 20 at #6 and #19.

    About Draken International
    Based in Lakeland, FL, Draken International is the world’s largest private operator of ex-military aircraft, supporting the Department of Defense and allied forces around the world with commercial air services. The organization sets a new standard in airborne adversary support, flight training, threat simulation, electronic warfare support, aerial refueling, research, testing, as well as other missions uniquely suited to their fleet of aircraft. With over 150 tactical fighter aircraft incorporating modern 4th generation capabilities, the company is uniquely positioned to answer the growing global demand for commercial air services. Draken employs world-class, military trained fighter pilots including USAF Weapons School Instructors, Fighter Weapons School Graduates, TOP GUN Instructors, Air Liaison Officers, and FAC-A Instructors. For additional information, visit Reported by PRWeb 6 hours ago.

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    On Tuesday night, the Bollywood beauties Priyanka Chopra, Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday partied under one roof at celebrated designer Manish Malhotra’s house. The who’s who from Bollywood gathered at his residence to party around, and it was no less than a starry affair! From millennials to veterans, everyone was spotted celebrating […]

    The post Inside Photos: Priyanka Chopra, Janhvi Kapoor and Kiara Advani party all night appeared first on Bollywood latest news. Reported by Filmy Friday 3 hours ago.

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    Ferrari Energy made a donation that will help Freedom Service Dogs rescue and train even more lifelong helpers and companions for individuals with disabilities.

    DENVER (PRWEB) August 16, 2018

    Ratio Beerworks, a celebrated microbrewery and local hotspot in Denver’s trendy Downtown, recently provided the venue for an event held to benefit Freedom Service Dogs. The gathering of oil and gas industry professionals was hosted by Noel Wickwar and his affiliates at Morgan Stanley, and Ferrari Energy was there to support the cause.

    Freedom Service Dogs changes the lives of homeless pets and individuals with disabilities forever by helping these vulnerable populations help each other. The Englewood-based not-for-profit has attracted nationwide attention and even a celebrity partner through the Rachel Ray Foundation for its work with rescue dogs and people living with disabilities. Freedom Service Dogs rescues homeless animals from shelters and custom trains them to help people in need. Over the past thirty years, freedom Service Dogs has helped improve the lives of innumerable children, veterans, active duty military, and others with disabilities, but it relies on charitable support to keep its doors open.

    Members of the Ferrari Energy team were at the Ratio Beerworks event on August 2, enjoying the Oil and Gas social event and learning more about Freedom Service Dogs’ important work. To support the nonprofit organization, Ferrari Energy made a donation that will help Freedom Service Dogs rescue and train even more lifelong helpers and companions for individuals with disabilities. However, Freedom Service Dogs could always use more support. Every dog that Freedom Service Dogs rescues, feeds, trains, and houses costs the organization $25,000, and they receive no support from government grants. If you want to help Freedom Service Dogs, the dogs especially love Zukes and Tricky Trainers brand dog treats, and trainers are always needing more six-foot-long leashes. But there are several ways that you can join the Freedom Service Dogs community of supporters - to learn more about what you can do to help Freedom Service Dogs, visit

    Ferrari Energy works directly with landowners seeking to sell their subterranean mineral rights, ensuring that they understand the process and can take full advantage of the benefits. Ferrari Energy facilitates the acquisition and management of mineral rights throughout Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, Texas, Utah and Oklahoma. For information about Ferrari Energy, call (720) 943-5980 or visit Reported by PRWeb 3 hours ago.

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    Veterans Minister admits suicide epidemic amongst soldiers needs addressed Six current or former armed forces members have taken their own lives in the space of just eight days recently. Reported by Daily Record 12 hours ago.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House “have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.” The announcement came several hours after The Associated Press reported […] Reported by Seattle Times 12 hours ago.

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    The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. Reported by 11 hours ago.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House... Reported by New Zealand Herald 12 hours ago.

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    Trump's military parade 'won't go ahead this year' The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House "have now agreed... Reported by New Zealand Herald 11 hours ago.

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    By Perparim Isufi

    Kosovo’s state prosecutor Aleksander Lumezi alleged that there are around 19,000 fake Kosovo Liberation Army war veterans who are wrongfully taking benefits from government funds.

    “According to the information I have, in the investigation stage, we have obtained evidence that proves that 19,000 war veterans have illegally taken benefits from the [government] Commission on War Veterans and Invalids,” Kosovo’s state prosecutor Aleksander Lumezi told Radio Free Europe on Thursday.

    Lumezi made the claim the day after a Kosovo special prosecutor, Elez Blakaj, resigned after allegedly receiving threats while investigating a case concerning war veterans lists.

    Lumezi said that “there is no official information that Blakaj was threatened by politicians”.

    He added that Blakaj had prepared a draft indictment on the war veterans case.

    “We do not have an official indictment yet. If a prosecutor files an indictment against several individuals, it should be handed over to the relevant court… in this case, we have only a draft which the prosecutor [Elez Blakaj] has prepared and handed over to the Special Prosecution for review,” he said.

    In June 2016, the state prosecution announced it had started collecting information about potential errors in the verification process of former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas. Being registered as a KLA veteran provides access to benefits.

    “This probe… is directed towards those individuals who have committed wrongdoings by giving false testimonies or by presenting fictitious and false documents in order to gain war veteran status,” the prosecution said at the time.

    The announcement came after the Kosovo government published a report which declared that 46,230 individuals were part of the guerrilla force in the 1998-99 conflict with Serbian forces.

    NGOs and war veterans’ organisations in Pristina criticised these findings, raising concerns that the figures could have been inflated for political advantage.

    Many KLA members became politicians after the 1998-99 war, including current President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj.

    Some of them hold important positions in the government, while others became members of parliament or work in other state institutions. Reported by Eurasia Review 11 hours ago.

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    21-year-old left-back Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya has revealed that several Kaizer Chiefs veterans have helped him settle into his role in the first team. Reported by News24 9 hours ago.

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    A military parade ordered by US President Donald Trump for later this year has been postponed until at least 2019, a defense official has said, following reports the cost had soared to over USD 90 million.

    "The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America's military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Rob Manning said in a statement.

    "We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019," he added.

    When the White House in February announced the commander-in-chief's desire to hold a parade in Washington, the budget director said it would cost between USD 10 million and USD 30 million.

    But a US official told AFP earlier yesterday the planning estimate had now gone as high as USD 92 million, though no final figure has been reached.

    The parade had been planned for the Veterans Day weekend, and was expected to include a large show of air power.

    The request for the event came after Trump was impressed by France's Bastille Day parade, where he was received with great fanfare by French President Emmanuel Macron in July 2017.

    US media were quick to highlight how the ballooning costs stood in contrast to his concern about the expense of conducting joint military exercises with South Korea.

    "We will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money," Trump said in June after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    It later emerged that the drills cost about USD 14 million, a fraction of the price of a military parade.

    The United States normally holds military parades to mark the end of a conflict, such as in 1991 when president George HW Bush held a National Victory Parade in Washington to celebrate the end of the first Gulf War.

    Trump's request was popular among many Americans but drew scorn from critics, who said it would be a waste of money and was akin to events organized by authoritarian regimes.  

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    Riley Smith is not your average 12-year-old. This young activist has a big heart and passion for helping others, which has led her to enhance the lives of veterans in South Florida through non-profit organization Project We Care.

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) August 17, 2018

    Riley Smith is not your average 12-year-old. This young activist has a big heart and passion for helping others, which has led her to enhance the lives of veterans in South Florida.

    Project We Care is a family-based organization created to address the needs of homeless veterans. Riley Smith, a 7th grader at American Heritage School, has become sensitive to the deplorable conditions that our country’s veterans live with daily, having witnessed them on street corners begging and living in unideal conditions - motivating her to help those in need.

    Riley has spearheaded the initiative by creating a system to address the needs of veterans participating in the Veterans Administration VASH (Veteran’s Administration Subsidized Housing). Project We Care contacts veterans to discuss their needs and assess the recommended inventory for “Care Packages” or Gift Cards based on the needs of each individual. Once a list is compiled, Riley arranges an assortment of common good to be delivered directly to the veteran.

    With the goal of providing all the necessities for turning a bare apartment into a home, Riley channels her passion into making these packages - in hopes of creating a sanctuary devoid of the perils of homelessness, and a place where veterans can embark on the journey of healing both emotionally and physically.

    Her overall goal is to inspire others to experience the selfless act of volunteering to help carry the weight of someone else’s sorrow. She realizes that problems, like Veteran’s poor living conditions, exist whether we like them or not and uses this reality as a motivator to help provide a better life for those in need.

    “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts,” a quote written by Eleanor Roosevelt, is one of Riley’s inspirations for giving homeless veterans a fresh start with the help from Project We Care.

    For more information on how to get involved in Riley’s initiative to help the local homeless veteran community, to learn more about the Project We Care mission, or to access other veterans resources, visit or call 888-237-6135. Reported by PRWeb 9 hours ago.

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    The Dallas Fuel and Team Envy are owned and operated by Dallas-based Envy Gaming, one of the largest esports organizations in the world. OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel is a premier esports event running Sept. 22-23, 2018, at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.

    DALLAS (PRWEB) August 17, 2018

    eGency Global, a leading esports production, marketing and talent management firm in collaboration with SMU (Southern Methodist University) Guildhall, the top ranked graduate school for video game design in the world, are pleased to announce the addition of a collegiate Overwatch tournament powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel to the line up of events at OP Live Dallas.

    According to Geoff Moore, President of Envy Gaming, “Everyone at Envy Gaming is excited to bring the real-life competition of the Overwatch League to the big stage of OP Live Dallas. Envy Gaming and our Dallas-based teams, the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy, look forward to bringing local fans a competition they will never forget with the largest collegiate Overwatch tournament in North Texas at OP Live Dallas.”

    The Overwatch tournament at OP Live Dallas will feature 16 collegiate teams that will vie for the title of Over Powered Champ and a special prize package provided by the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy. Individual participants will also receive a welcome package from the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy.

    Collegiate Overwatch teams interested in participating in the tournament can contact C. Thatcher via email at cthatcher(at)

    Along with cheering on their favorite collegiate Overwatch teams, fans will have the opportunity to meet Dallas Fuel head coach Aaron “Aero” Atkins, Dallas Fuel general manager Mat “TazMo” Taylor, as well as Envy Gaming owner Mike “Hastr0” Rufail. In addition, the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy staff will be onsite for autographs, fan coaching sessions, educational sessions and more. Dallas Fuel and Team Envy swag will also be available to fans at the event.

    Chris Stone, CEO of eGency Global, is pleased to be partnering with Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel for OP Live Dallas’ inaugural event. “Whenever we put on an esports event, fans are always our number one priority, just as they are for Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel. We couldn’t dream of better partners to help us kick off OP Live Dallas than Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel,” Stone says.

    Along with the largest collegiate Overwatch tournament in North Texas, OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel will feature other gaming events, the latest video games created by SMU Guildhall students and alumni, pro esports player meet-and-greets, interactive experiences, a High School Hackathon, education about esports, sponsorship opportunities, an exhibitor hall and more.

    To purchase tickets for OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel and get event updates, visit For information on sponsorship opportunities (digital, event app, brand activations, signage, event/activity/workshop sponsor, broadcasting rights, and more) or securing exhibitor space, contact Ward Eastman, eGency Global Director, Strategic Alliances at 214-957-7870 or weastman(at)

    About eGency Global:
    eGency Global is one of most experienced esports firms in North America offering a full suite of services from event production, customer/fan engagement, sponsorship and talent marketing to data analytics, media and strategic marketing. eGency Global is the leading strategic advisor in helping brands, event and media properties, and teams looking to navigate and capitalize on the rapidly expanding esports ecosystem.

    Press Contact:
    Stephanie Chavez
    Marketing Director
    eGency Global

    About SMU Guildhall:
    SMU Guildhall is the #1 Graduate Program for Game Design in the world. Many of the school’s founders are industry icons, and classes are taught by industry veterans. Since 2003, the program has graduated over 700 students, who now work at more than 250 video game studios around the world. SMU Guildhall offers both a Master of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development degree and a Professional Certificate of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development, with specializations in Art, Design, Production, and Programming. For more information, visit

    Press Contact:
    Mark Nausha
    Deputy Director, GameLab
    SMU Guildhall

    About Dallas Fuel
    Dallas Fuel, one of 12 esports franchises selected to compete in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, is owned and operated by Dallas-based esports organization Envy Gaming, Inc. Envy was founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007 and has grown into one of the largest and most winning esports groups in the world. The internationally diverse Dallas Fuel roster consists of the best talent from around the globe. For more information on the Dallas Fuel, follow the team on Twitter @DallasFuel.

    Press Contact:
    Greg Miller
    Dallas Fuel, public relations

    About Envy Gaming
    Envy Gaming, Inc. is the owner and operator of popular esports franchise Team Envy and Overwatch League franchise the Dallas Fuel. Founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007, owner Mike Rufail has grown the Dallas-based organization into one of the largest and most-winning esports groups in the world. Today, Envy Gaming competes, streams and produces content across Overwatch, Call of Duty, PUBG, Street Fighter V, Rocket League, Paladins, FIFA and Fortnite. Envy was named the 2016 Esports Team of the Year. For more information on Envy, visit or follow @Envy on Twitter. Reported by PRWeb 9 hours ago.

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    The Pentagon, in a brief statement Thursday night, said it was postponing until 2019 a military parade in the nation's capital. It had been planned for Veterans Day weekend this year. Reported by NPR 5 hours ago.

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    A gathering of addiction experts, former athletes, and clinical leaders from all major professional sports programs—to collaborate on cutting-edge solutions for retired and current athletes suffering from substance use disorder (SUD) and any co-occurring disorders.

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) August 17, 2018

    Transformations Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center will hold the first-ever National Sports Summit, August 20-21 at the Hyatt Place in Delray Beach, FL.—gathering addiction experts, former athletes, and clinical leaders from all major professional sports programs—to collaborate on cutting-edge solutions for retired and current athletes suffering from substance use disorder (SUD) and any co-occurring disorders.

    “Working together, we can begin to collect techniques, data, and research on the most effective therapies, medications, and aftercare as they pertain to current and former professional athletes of any sport,” states Randy Grimes, former 10-year Tampa Bay Buccaneer and national director of business development and strategy for Transformations Treatment Center, who spent 20 years battling addiction to pain medication.

    Organizations in attendance will be the Baseball Assistance Team (MLB), Player Care Foundation (NFL), Gridiron Greats (NFL organization led by Mike Ditka), After the Impact Fund (all sports and military veterans), and Gay Culverhouse Player Services (multiple sports). The sports represented at the Summit will include football, baseball, hockey, combat sports, tennis, extreme sports, rugby, and horse racing.

    “We are gathering some of the best minds in the country who have been working with professional athletes to develop the nation’s premier treatment programming for them,” states Tim McDowell, Baseball Assistance Team (BAT). “It will be the first of its kind.”

    The Summit will feature sessions to highlight each organization’s current programs—followed by Transformations’ clinical staff presentations on addiction solutions offered in a holistic, highly-individualized setting. “[The Summit represents] a coalition of talented service providers working to build upon and progress awareness/education, access, and treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders among professional athletes,” states Nate Recknagel, clinical manager for the NFL Player Care Foundation.

    A working discussion will follow to close gaps and improve client care for those with addiction. “To succeed in all we do it is so important to collaborate and work with like-minded organizations and people who truly care about the communities we serve. By attending this Summit, we are hopeful to expand our knowledge, treatment resources and solidify relationships with all in attendance,” states Shannon Jordan, executive director of Gridiron Greats and After The Impact Fund.

    CONTACT: Jocelyn Carbonara (919) 732-5549, jocelyn(at) Reported by PRWeb 4 hours ago.

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    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had canceled his planned military parade scheduled for November and would instead visit Paris on Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Day. Reported by Reuters 3 hours ago.

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    Former soldier calls for more PTSD help for veterans from MoD BBC Local News: North-East Scotland and Northern Isles -- The veteran from Aberdeen says the Ministry of Defence needs to do more for traumatised ex-soldiers. Reported by BBC Local News 3 hours ago.

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