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Visit One News Page for Veterans news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Veterans news headlines.

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Step lightly between two facing mirrors at a first-of-its-kind museum honoring and celebrating the experiences of military veterans, and it takes your breath away. Behind and in front of you, as far as the eye... Reported by New Zealand Herald 2 hours ago.

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    MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is partnering with Honor Flight South Florida to serve as the organization’s official airline in 2019. In the next year, Spirit will charter four Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. Approximately 340 total veterans will visit the memorials honoring their service and sacrifice to their country, all at no charge to those revered veterans.Honor Flight South Florida helps transport our nation’s oldest veterans, who served in WWII, as well as the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam.  These heroes are given a chance to visit their memorials and feel the gratitude of their country. During the trips, the veterans meet members of Congress, veteran officials and take special trips to Arlington National Cemetery, WWII Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Marine Corps War Memorial.

    Spirit has long supported the nation’s military and veterans while keeping their fares as low as possible. Spirit offers free bags for active duty military service members and has partnered with Honor Flight South Florida for several flights in the past. Each year, the airline also provides hundreds of free flights to wounded warriors and their families.

    “We are proud to work with Honor Flight South Florida to support these dedicated veterans’ trips,” said Ted Christie, Spirit Airlines’ President. “They have done so much for our country and deserve the opportunity to visit the memorials and experience the impact their sacrifices still have on the lives of all Americans.”

    “This new partnership with Spirit will permit Honor Flight South Florida to reach out to far more of South Florida’s oldest veterans to give them what many refer to as one of the best days of their lives,” said HFSF Chairman Rick Asper.  “The generous support of Spirit Airlines, South Florida’s own hometown air carrier, is unique in the nation for the Honor Flight family. On behalf of these veteran heroes we thank Spirit.”

    About Honor Flight South Florida:
    Honor Flight South Florida, Inc., is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity, dedicated to honoring our nation’s veterans, oldest first, from Boca Raton to Key West, for what they did for all of us 50 to 75 years ago.

    About Spirit Airlines:
    Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky while providing an extraordinary Guest experience. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows our Guests to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — something we call À La Smarte. We make it possible for our Guests to venture farther, travel more often, and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet^® is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 500 daily flights to 69 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to improving and giving back to the communities we serve. Come save with us at spirit.com. At Spirit Airlines, we go. We go for you.

    CONTACT: Contact:
    Derek Dombrowski           
    (305) 916-6065
    derek.dombrowski@spirit.com  Reported by GlobeNewswire 4 minutes ago.

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    The Hospitality Purchasing Managers Forum (HPMF) handed out 23 awards during its eighth anniversary celebrations, honouring Mohan Deshpande and VT Alexander with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to that, Kaushik Jhingan, Mansingh Rathore and Subramanyam Natarajan were awarded Living Legends Awards.

    All of them have spent more than four decades in the hotel industry. Of the 54 submissions, 42 were nominated and 23 winners were selected. The event took place at a heritage boutique hotel, Virasat Haveli. in Varanasi

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    Sun, 28 Oct 2018-06:00am
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    Among the veterans honoured was Deepchand Kayyat Nashik, who lost his legs and his right wrist during a war. Reported by DNA 1 day ago.

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    Suns first-year head coach Igor Kokoskov finds himself in a dilemma to play the veterans, but also give the rookies an opportunity to grow and improve.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Veterans 'facing unnecessary benefits assessments' Critics say face-to-face benefits assessments could cause extra stress and worry for ill former soldiers. Reported by BBC News 17 hours ago.

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    Forgotten stories of the bravery of the 1.5m Indian soldiers The forgotten stories of the Indian soldiers who served in the First World War have been revealed in newly uncovered interviews with veterans. Reported by MailOnline 9 hours ago.

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    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- On the practice court, Enes Kanter was absorbing the lessons of Rasheed Wallace as the legendary big man -- and briefly a Knick -- spent the day working with the Knicks frontcourt players. Reported by Newsday 3 hours ago.

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    STOUFFVILLE, Ontario, Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As Canadians come together on Remembrance Day to honour those who have served their country, the wartime contributions of animals will also be recognized through a new commemorative pin unveiled by the Ontario SPCA.The Animals in War pin is designed to be worn alongside your poppy to remember our veterans and the animals who bravely served by their side. This year’s commemorative pin will feature a dog. For each pin sold, $1 will be donated to the Royal Canadian Legion to support veterans.

    The Animals in War pin concept was launched in 2017, with the inaugural design featuring a horse. The Ontario SPCA proudly donated $2,500 to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 459 in Stouffville from the sales of last year’s pin.  

    “The Animals in War pin was created to serve as a reminder of the wartime contributions of animals, while also supporting our veterans,” says Daryl Vaillancourt, Senior Director, Humane Programs and Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA. “We invite Canadians to wear it with pride as they don their poppy this Remembrance Day.”

    The Ontario SPCA will also be sending officers to Ottawa to place a wreath during the National Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, marking the third time the Society has taken part.

    “We are honoured to be participating in this service to reflect on the veterans and animals who have served this country,” says Vaillancourt. “The Society will always remember their sacrifices and bravery.”

    A variety of animals have served in wartime. Mules carried artillery, horses transported troops and hauled field guns, pigeons delivered crucial messages and dogs served as messengers, medical assistants, bomb detectors and search and rescue workers.

    The Animals in War pin is available online and at Ontario SPCA animal centres across the province. To purchase your pin, visit pawsandgive.ca/we-remember or go to ontariospca.ca to find an Ontario SPCA animal centre or participating humane society near you.

    *MEDIA CONTACT*

    Melissa Kosowan       
    Ontario SPCA
    289-383-5968
    mkosowan@ospca.on.ca

    *Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:*

    Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's animal welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of close to 50 communities.

    Since 1919, when Ontario's first animal welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce animal welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

    Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education & Animal Centre.

    OntarioSPCA.ca

    Adopt • Learn • Volunteer • Donate

    Charitable Business Number 88969 1044 RR0002

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ec6739d9-4354-4c7b-bebf-05ffa322b584 Reported by GlobeNewswire 11 hours ago.

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    LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md., Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), an Alion company, announced today that its subsidiary, Enlighten IT Consulting, LLC, (EITC), has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. The research agreement provides advanced data analytics and tackles system challenges including how the application of analytics within key cyber terrain can help battlefield commanders make decisions about network vulnerabilities, and how these applications can influence combined mission planning. The majority of work will be performed at USMA facilities in New York.Enlighten Lead Data Scientist Steve Henderson, PhD, a former USMA instructor, along with Dr. Patrick J. Driscoll, USMA Department of Systems Engineering, will lead a team of engineers and data scientists from both organizations in the collaborative effort. Several cadets will also participate as part of their senior engineering capstone design projects.

    Research teams will develop a framework for identifying cyber key terrain for maneuver units based on their mission, assigned troops and equipment, and the enemy. This framework will guide risk assessments, mission planning, and enemy targeting. The overarching goal is to provide a model that allows battlefield commanders and staff to make decisions about a modern battlefield that is influenced by cyber operations.

    "There has been little work done at the intersection of cyber space and traditional kinetic operations, and this research will produce models for identifying and detecting key terrain across various cyberspace layers and integrate them into mission planning,” said Dr. Henderson. “This collaboration will provide Enlighten with an untapped research base, and West Point with the outside perspective and expertise to inject realism for cadets to execute cutting-edge data science techniques.

    *ALION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION*
    At Alion, we combine large company resources with small business responsiveness to design and deliver engineering solutions across six core capability areas. With an 80-year technical heritage and an employee base comprised of more than 30% veterans, we bridge invention and action to support military readiness from the lab to the battle space. Our engineers, technologists, and program managers bring together an agile engineering methodology and the best tools on the market to deliver mission success faster and at lower costs. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards; as such, Alion is ISO 9001:2008 certified and maintains CMMI Level 3-appraised development facilities. Based just outside of Washington, D.C., we help our clients achieve practical innovations by turning big ideas into real solutions. To learn more, visit www.alionscience.com.

    *ABOUT MACAULAY-BROWN, INC., an ALION COMPANY
    *For 39 years, MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), an Alion company, has been solving many of the Nation’s most complex National Security challenges. MacB is committed to delivering critical capabilities in the areas of Intelligence and Analysis, Cybersecurity, Secure Cloud Engineering, Research and Development, Integrated Laboratories and Information Technology to Defense, Intelligence Community, Special Operations Forces, Homeland Security, and Federal agencies to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. MacB was acquired by Alion Science and Technology in August 2018. To learn more, visit www.macb.com.

    *ABOUT ENLIGHTEN IT CONSULTING, LLC, (EITC), an ALION COMPANY
    *Since 2007, Enlighten IT Consulting, LLC, (EITC), an Alion company, has been an innovative provider of advanced and mission-critical big data infrastructure, secure cloud engineering, and analytic solutions for federal, state, and local clients with specific emphasis on the warfighter and decision makers responsible for national defense and security. A premier partner of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Enlighten has collaborated with AWS to provide innovative solutions to meet many of the challenges facing the U.S Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community related to big data, cyber analytics, data fusion, and IT transformation. The company is headquartered in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Enlighten was acquired by MacB in December 2016.

    *Follow MacB*

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     CONTACT: Press Contact:
    press@macb.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 10 hours ago.

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    DGAP-News: Mynaric AG / Key word(s): Half Year Results

    29.10.2018 / 15:30
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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    *Mynaric reports on considerable milestones and strong growth in H1 2018*

    · Considerable progress in move from a development company to a production company
    · Exclusive industry partnership gives company an edge in product development
    · Market momentum increasing and competition steadily growing, but Mynaric excellently positioned

    *Munich, October 29, 2018 -* Mynaric, a producer of laser communication terminals for the aerospace communications industry, has published its H1 2018 report and updates on considerable technological and product milestones during the first six months of the financial year 2018.

    *Picking up speed in the move to serial production *

    In the first half of 2018, Mynaric put in place systems and processes to help transfer the company into a serial producer of laser communication terminals. Following a recent milestone delivery of a ground station to a customer, Mynaric has now formally moved into serial production of its two types of optical ground stations for, respectively, air-to-ground and space-to-ground data transfer.

    *Product development on track and benefits from technology collaborations *

    Mynaric successfully strengthened its global partner network with expert technology partners, one such being CEA-Leti in France. In working exclusively with Leti, Mynaric has access to a component that promises market-changing improvements to their laser communication products' specifications. Development of Mynaric's laser terminal for space continues apace and critical development milestones have been passed in H1 2018.

    *Report shows a burgeoning market attracting ever greater interest and investment*

    The aerospace telecommunications market continues to grow at an astonishing rate and new players -started by both venturous newcomers and established industry veterans - are emerging to leverage on new opportunities. With laser communication being one of the crucial technologies enabling these new business models more competition is entering the market but today's report shows how Mynaric is positioned better than ever to remain, nevertheless, a leading player in the lasercom market.

    *Financial results continue to develop positively, and strong FY 2018 expected*

    Mynaric's operative subsidiary responsible for sales, manufacturing and development achieved a total output of EUR 2.7 million in the first half of 2018 - already 85% of the full year results for 2017. Financial performance in the second half of 2018 is expected to surpass that of the first half due to the onset of serial production of ground stations, as well as other factors.

    The H1 2018 report is available for download in German and English:
    https://mynaric.com/investor-relations/publications

     

    *About Mynaric*

    Mynaric is a manufacturer of laser communication technologies used to establish dynamic communication networks in air and space. Its wireless laser data transmission products include ground stations and flight terminals, which allow very large quantities of data to be sent wirelessly over long distances between aircrafts, autonomous drones, high altitude platforms, satellites and the ground at high data rates.

    Globally, the need for fast and ubiquitous network connectivity is advancing inexorably. Data networks are today largely based on infrastructure on the ground, which cannot be expanded arbitrarily for legal, economic or logistical reasons. The future therefore calls for an expansion of the existing network infrastructure into air and space. With its wireless laser communication products Mynaric is positioned as a prime pioneer in this growth market.

    For more information see: www.mynaric.com

     

    *Important information*

    Some of the information in this announcement may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of the Company. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as "expect,""believe,""anticipate,""estimate,""intend,""will,""could,""may" or "might," or, in each case, the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, general economic conditions, our competitive environment, risks associated with our industry, as well as many other risks specifically related to the Company and its operations.
     

    *Contact:*

    Mynaric AG
    Friedrichshafener Straße 3
    82205 Gilching
    Germany
    Tel. +49 8105 7999 117 (English media)
    Tel. +49 40 609186 65 (German media)
    E-mail: comms@mynaric.com 
    www.mynaric.com 

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    Language: English
    Company: Mynaric AG
    Friedrichshafener Str. 3
    82205 Gilching
    Germany
    E-mail: mynaric@kirchhoff.de
    Internet: www.mynaric.com
    ISIN: DE000A0JCY11
    WKN: A0JCY1
    Indices: Scale 30
    Listed: Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Scale), Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
     
    End of News DGAP News Service Reported by EQS Group 10 hours ago.

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    An overturned tractor trailer truck closed part of westbound Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack on Monday morning, Suffolk County police said. Reported by Newsday 10 hours ago.

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    Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to remember veterans in Franklin County this November.

    (PRWEB) October 29, 2018

    Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) invites the public to remember veterans throughout Franklin County this November. Waynesboro, in southeast Franklin County, is honoring local veterans with Hometown Heroes banners throughout the downtown. The banner initiative pays tribute to the contributions of Waynesboro area veterans.

    The November 2nd First Friday in downtown Chambersburg is dedicated to remembering and honoring veterans. Brussels Café, 55 North Main, commemorates service men and women with a remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. U.S. Army Retired Colonel Doug Mastriano, author of Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne and Argonne: A New History of America's Greatest Battle will be discussing his work and signing books throughout the evening. Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne received the William E. Colby Military Writers' Award in 2015.

    Allison-Antrim Museum, on Ridge Avenue in Greencastle, is commemorating the end of the Great War with a fall exhibit from its collection of uniform items and photographs of native sons. In addition, WWI recruiting posters, trench art, souvenirs, Prussian helmets, rifle bayonets, a slide show of WWI photographs from France and Germany are on exhibit through November 23, 2018. Allison-Antrim Museum is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 pm and Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm.

    On November 24, as part of the grand opening of the Franklin County 11/30 Center, 15 South Main Street, local historian Mike Marotte will tell the story of WWI and its ending through the original source letters of a local resident. In addition, a feature exhibit of the new center will remember the impacts of WWI in Franklin County.

    In November and throughout the year, visitors to Franklin County are invited to explore the Franklin County Military Trail of History. In Franklin County and throughout the country the local stories are the national contributions. The Military Trail guidebook is available online here or by contacting FCVB.

    The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the trails of history, art, recreation, natural beauty, and fresh foods. Experience the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Plan a visit soon at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com or by contacting 866.646.8060. Reported by PRWeb 10 hours ago.

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    Vishal Mehta joins the firm in Washington, D.C., bringing experience in all aspects of antitrust law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions

    WASHINGTON (PRWEB) October 29, 2018

    Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Vishal Mehta has joined the firm as a partner in its Global Antitrust Law Practice based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Mehta brings a broad range of antitrust experience to Morrison & Foerster, including M&A, investigations, litigation, compliance, counseling, and public affairs. He joins the firm from Baker Botts, where he maintained a full-service antitrust practice with a focus on mergers.

    Mr. Mehta has extensive experience representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and competition authorities outside of the U.S. in all phases of the merger review process. He has defended clients in high-profile merger investigations across a range of industries, including technology, media, telecommunications, energy, oilfield services, specialty chemicals, life sciences, agriculture, heavy equipment, consumer products, and retail, among others.

    In addition to his robust mergers practice, Mr. Mehta has represented companies in antitrust and other complex litigation involving claims of price-fixing, monopolization, breach of contract, and patent infringement. He has also defended clients in non-merger government investigations at the state, federal, and international level. Mr. Mehta regularly works with clients to provide practical solutions to commercial challenges touching on antitrust issues; conduct internal audits; design and administer antitrust compliance programs; and advance competition policy objectives through proactive engagement with government stakeholders.

    Mr. Mehta is a valuable addition to Morrison & Foerster’s antitrust practice, which has a deep bench of attorneys based in offices around the world, including Berlin, Brussels, London, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington D.C. In July of this year, Morrison & Foerster added Lisa Phelan, former Chief of the National Criminal Enforcement and Washington Criminal I Sections of the Antitrust Division at DOJ, who joined the firm to expand the team’s criminal investigations and enforcement experience. Of counsel Megan Gerking joined in September and is a former trial attorney in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division who investigated and prosecuted global cartel cases.

    “I am delighted to welcome Vishal to the firm as we continue to build out our global antitrust practice to meet the needs of our clients. His experience, especially with merger reviews and clearances, will be invaluable at a time when many transactions are coming under growing scrutiny,” said Jeff Jaeckel, Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Antitrust Law Practice. “Vishal’s arrival also further expands the firm’s bench strength in Washington, D.C. as we strive to meet our clients’ regulatory requirements.”

    “I am excited to join Morrison & Foerster and add to the depth and sophistication of the firm’s world-class antitrust group,” said Mr. Mehta. “The team has an excellent track record of successfully representing clients in complex, high-stakes transactions, which dovetails nicely with the core of my practice. More generally, the firm has a global footprint, a broad platform with expertise across various practice areas, a culture of collaboration, and a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion. I look forward to working with my colleagues to deliver value and results to our clients.”

    Morrison & Foerster’s Washington D.C. office has grown substantially over recent years as the firm has built out an elite group of litigators to meet client needs. In addition to Ms. Phelan and Ms. Gerking, Morrison & Foerster has made a number of key additions from high-ranking government positions, including John Carlin, John Smith, Bob Litt, and David Newman to grow the firm’s Global Risk & Crisis Management Practice and National Security, CFIUS, Sanctions and Export Control Practice, and Chuck Duross and James Koukios to further expand the firm’s FCPA and Anti-Corruption Practice. In addition to these prominent government hires, the firm has also grown in other key practice areas, including through the addition of a high-profile group of eight government contracts partners and the expansion of its East Coast IP Litigation capabilities with the arrival of Mark Whitaker.    

    ABOUT MOFO

    We are Morrison & Foerster — a global firm of exceptional credentials. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, Fortune 100, and technology and life sciences companies. The Financial Times has named the firm to its lists of most innovative law firms in Northern America and Asia every year that it has published its Innovative Lawyers Reports in those regions. In the past few years, Chambers USA has honored MoFo’s Privacy and Data Security, Bankruptcy, and IP teams with Firm of the Year awards, the Corporate/M&A team with a client service award, and the firm as a whole as Global USA Firm of the Year. Our lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger. The firm also has a long history of commitment to the community through providing pro bono legal services, including litigating for civil rights and civil liberties, improving public education for poor children, advocating for veterans, promoting international human rights, winning asylum for the persecuted, and safeguarding the environment. Reported by PRWeb 9 hours ago.

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    Veterans join Faslane sailors for poignant tour on River Clyde It was the first time some had been on a navy ship since going to war. Reported by Daily Record 8 hours ago.

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    Changing Tradition, Haredi IDF veterans to create their own community A new educational program aims to provide Haredi IDF veterans with tools to gain financial independence. Reported by Jerusalem Post 7 hours ago.

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    Penn State leans on vets, talented youngsters after NIT win Penn State to lean on veterans, talented youngsters to chase first NCAA tournament berth since 2011 Reported by FOX Sports 7 hours ago.

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    The community celebrates 38 news homes for formerly homeless veterans and low-income veterans. All residents also receive on-site services to help ensure housing stability.

    BEAUMONT, Calif. (PRWEB) October 29, 2018

    Riverside County has stated its commitment to ending homelessness among veterans. Liberty Village, funded in part by the County, is helping to make this promise a reality. Today, Beaumont Mayor Nancy Carroll joined the new residents, LINC Housing's team and other partners to celebrate the completion of the new community, which features one-, two- and three-bedroom homes for veterans with disabilities, chronically homeless veterans, and veteran families earning less than 60 percent of the area median income for Riverside County.

    The beautiful new complex is less than a mile from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 223, and it's in the service area of both the Loma Linda and San Bernardino Veterans Affairs Centers.

    "It's time to make veterans a priority," said Rebecca Clark, LINC Housing president and CEO. "LINC is proud to join our partners in bringing this village to Beaumont. We're here to stay as we continue to provide supportive services that we know will help all the new residents build healthy, happy, productive lives."

    LINC Cares, LINC's resident services program, is partnered with established agencies that serve veterans. The 21 homes reserved for veterans who have experienced homelessness receive HUD-VASH vouchers from the County of Riverside Housing Authority and case management and support services from LINC Cares and the VA Loma Linda Medical Center Case Management Program. Activities and services for all residents include, a “farm to table” nutrition program, food pantry, after-school program, free haircuts on-site by volunteer barbers, and the "Liberty Rack," which provides clothing for residents getting ready for job interviews.

    Pat, a Vietnam veteran and a new resident at Liberty Village, struggled with finding a stable home after his 37-year marriage ended and he moved out of the family home. He also experienced a workplace accident that caused him to lose his job. Fortunately, along the way, he met case workers and others who wanted to help him get back on his feet. "I was really struggling on my own, so I'm grateful to everyone who helped me through the process of getting approved to move into Liberty Village," Pat said. "I'm back now! I'm paying my bills, and I've got food in the refrigerator. I have a really good apartment. It's such a relief."

    In addition to the 38 homes, Liberty Village also features beautiful landscaping, an American flag, numerous community garden planters for organic planting, outdoor barbecue and picnic areas. The new community is located near Beaumont’s major public bus lines as well as the Commuter Link 120 line, which has a stop at the Loma Linda VA hospital. Additionally, Liberty Village is within walking distance or a bus ride to grocery stores, public parks, pharmacies, banks, schools, major retail employment centers, and a library.

    In keeping with LINC's commitment to building environmentally sustainable communities, the complex incorporates building materials that are recycled, locally produced, and contain low VOCs. The building also has high-performance windows and building envelope, and both the HVAC and water heating systems are very high efficiency. Other environmental features include low-flow plumbing fixtures, Energy Star appliances, and smart irrigation controls. Liberty Village has been registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and intends to pursue a LEED Basic certification.            

    The $16.4-million development was funded by the California Department of Housing and Community Development's Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program, the County of Riverside Neighborhood Stabilization Program, a construction loan from BBVA Compass, and tax credit equity from Raymond James Tax Credit Funds Inc.

    The building was designed by D33 Design and Planning and constructed by Walton Construction Services. Construction began in December 2016, and residents moved in this fall.

    About LINC Housing Corporation
    LINC Housing, one of California's most productive nonprofit developers of affordable housing, is committed to building communities and strengthening neighborhoods for people underserved by the marketplace. LINC has helped create more than 7,800 homes in 76 communities throughout the state. The organization's properties are known for excellent design, outstanding management and life-enhancing services for its residents. LINC has nearly 35 years of service to families, seniors, people with special needs, and local governments - helping to create sustainable communities via new construction, acquisition and rehabilitation, and historic preservation. Visit http://www.linchousing.org for more information. Reported by PRWeb 7 hours ago.

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    The market for cannabis stocks was white hot as Canada prepared to legalize consumption on October 17, and while there has been a bit of a pullback since that milestone day, belief in the long-term outlook for the sector remains strong.  But much bigger news for investors is still to come.  Most observers believe that at some point, cannabis will become federally legal in the US, and when that happens the related opportunities will dwarf those in Canada. Proactive Investors sat down recently with Karl Kottmeier, president of Chemistree Technologies (CSE:CHM), to discuss the current landscape in California’s cannabis market and what it takes to succeed there in both the short and long terms. Tell us how the Chemistree team came together and how that is reflected in your corporate culture. Chemistree came together as two distinct groups, one a business group led by Doug Ford, Kirk Gamley and I that had a public vehicle interested in a new orientation, and the other a Canada-US 100% cannabis-facing group led by Justin Chorbajian, Dennis Hunter and Sheldon Aberman.  We struck a deal with the specific objective of making cannabis the focus of operational and equity investments in the United States. As far as corporate culture goes, we are like-minded in that everyone is committed to building a sustainable enterprise that creates value for shareholders.  Everybody is a paid-in shareholder in the public company and the spirit is best practices and a sensitivity toward the players in the business.  Dennis Hunter has been in the business for 30 years.  Our chairman, Justin, also has tremendous experience, and then there are our team’s legions of contacts up and down the Pacific Northwest and across the country.  We have also reached out to business opportunities in Australia, England, Germany, Greece and Italy as a function of the contact base the members of our team possess. Financially, we are committed to the idea that we are going to limit dilution, we are going to spend money wisely – no one takes big salaries – and with the idea being to make sure growth is always number one in our corporate culture. A lot of companies are entering the cannabis space and pursuing the California market.  What makes Chemistree different? The California market is enormous.  It is in and of itself significantly larger than the Canadian market with far fewer barriers, greater consumption rates within the population and a massive tourist business.  It would be going too far to say that there is no limit, but there is certainly a vast amount of opportunity in many different areas – from cultivation to processing, innovations in cultivation and processing, distribution, marketing, branding, external mandatory testing, and so on. What makes Chemistree different is that you have a team full of seasoned industry veterans.  Dennis Hunter is the biggest player in northern California by far when it comes to purchasing biomass, processing it and creating unique products.  Our point of differentiation really is the management team.  We have a strong component of corporate finance people, but the majority of our team is long-term cannabis industry players: cultivators, processors, consultants in design build for cultivation and processing facilities, marketing.  Not only does it make us different, but it is our competitive advantage – our people and the access they have. Tell us where the opportunities are in California and how you are taking advantage of them. The opportunities we look for revolve around the concept of making an existing business better by accessing these markets.  You have a brand in Washington State and you want to bring that into California.  How do you do that?  You partner with some retail that also wants to move into California – take existing California relationships and invest in them and expand them. My role, frankly, is to look for places we can deploy capital and continue with the idea that we are going to be as vertically integrated as possible.  We have cultivation in Washington and will be building cultivation shortly in California.  And there is more to come, business that is very affiliative.  You don’t want to plant your own flag, build cultivation to the sky and hope somebody buys it off you.  It is hugely competitive and good people are hard to find.  Go to people who are already doing it and provide them with capital We come in providing equity capital, convertible debt or another structure that fits, and we’re able to do that because we can raise funds in the Canadian public markets. We are at that niche level as opposed to some of the big companies who are saying we don’t want to deploy $500,000, we want to deploy $50 million.  We’ll get there eventually, but right now it is about being able to put together a truly integrated business offering in California and Washington with smaller amounts of money in strong partnerships. What do people have to look forward to from Chemistree in the next 12 months? From the investor standpoint, there will be no shortage of news.  Expansion, growth within existing markets, expansion into new markets.  I’d say to anticipate some very interesting joint ventures, very interesting investments and some very interesting partnerships. Reported by Proactive Investors 2 hours ago.

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    Woodcraft is asking volunteers all over the US to turn wood pens during the 15th Turn for Troops National Turn-a-Thon on the weekend of Nov. 10-11.

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (PRWEB) October 29, 2018

    US military personnel are still serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as all over the world, 15 years after Woodcraft sponsored its first Turn for Troops National Turn-a-thon to say thank-you with handcrafted wood pens. The Turn-a-Thon began in the years following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and two other targets.

    Volunteers of all ages have joined Woodcraft employees sometime around Veterans Day weekend for the past 14 years to turn more than 160,000 unique pens that have been shipped to military men and women on active duty and recovering in rehabilitation centers.

    The 2018 Turn-a-Thon is scheduled for Nov. 10-11 and is open to anyone interested in making a special pen for the military men and women who make personal sacrifices to defend and protect the US. In 2017, volunteers turned 12,661 pens.

    “Woodcraft is very appreciative of all the volunteers who have participated in the Turn for Troops program over the years,” Woodcraft President/Chief Operating Officer Jack Bigger said. “We hope that our 2018 event will be our largest effort yet in support of the men and women who protect our nation, each and every day.”

    To participate in the Turn-a-Thon, contact the Woodcraft store nearest you for more details. If you have never turned a pen but would like to participate in the turn-a-thon, check with your local Woodcraft store about whether first-time pen turning instructions will be provided the day of the turn-a-thon.

    You can also check out two Woodworking Adventures blogs that include instructions for how to turn pens: Pen Turning 101 and A Great Start for Basic Pen Turning.

    Why Turn A Pen?
    “The John S. McCain crew extends a sincere thank you for the pens you handcrafted and mailed to us through the Turn for Troops program. Each Sailor now carries a unique pen that we can call our own reminding us of the support we receive from home. Thank you for supporting our Sailors as we support our country.” – Written by M.D. Murphy, Commanding Officer, USS John S. McCain

    “I received this pen while deployed to the Pacific and it went right to use in letting parents know the amazing job their children are doing and raising the spirit of caregivers.” – Written by a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist at USNH Yokosuka, Japan

    For more information about Woodcraft, please contact the Woodcraft store nearest you, visit Woodcraft or call (800) 535-4482. Click here to learn more about Woodcraft franchise opportunities or email woodcraftfranchise@woodcraft.com. Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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