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    Canada has a new veterans ombudsman — or rather (to use the Liberal government's preferred title), a new veterans 'ombudsperson'. Reported by 12 hours ago.

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    TORONTO and NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acreage Holdings, Inc., (the “*Company*” or “*Acreage*”), formerly Applied Inventions Management Corp., is pleased to announce that, further to its November 13, 2018 press release, its business combination with High Street Capital Partners, LLC (d/b/a Acreage Holdings) (the “*Business Combination*”) has been completed. In connection with the Business Combination, among other things, the 12,566,144 subscription receipts (the “*Subscription Receipts*”) issued by Acreage Finco B.C. Ltd. in contemplation of the Business Combination (the “*Offering*”) were ultimately exchanged for 12,566,144 Class A subordinate voting shares (the “*Subordinate Voting Shares*”) of the Company.*Completion of the Business Combination and Escrow Release*

    The Business Combination was completed in the manner described in the Company’s listing statement (the “*Listing Statement*”) filed today with the Canadian Securities Exchange (“*CSE*”) and available under the Company’s profile on 

    As part of the Business Combination, the Company implemented a multiple class share structure such that the outstanding shares of the Company consist of (i) 21,443,042 Subordinate Voting Shares, (ii) 1,445,887 class B proportionate voting shares (the “*Proportionate Voting Shares*”), and (iii) 168,000 class C multiple voting shares (the “*Multiple Voting Shares*”). Each Subordinate Voting Share carries the right to one vote per share on all matters voted on by shareholders of the Company, each Proportionate Voting Share carries 40 votes per Proportionate Voting Share on all matters voted on by shareholders of the Company, and each Multiple Voting Share carries with it 3,000 votes per Multiple Voting Share on all matters voted on by the shareholders of the Company. All of the Multiple Voting Shares are held or controlled by Kevin Murphy, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. 

    In connection with the Business Combination, the Company’s officers and directors were replaced such that, among other things, the officers of the Company are: Kevin Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, George Allen, President, Glen Leibowitz, Chief Financial Officer, Robert Daino, Chief Operating Officer, James A. Doherty, General Counsel & Secretary and Harris Damashek, Chief Marketing Officer. Driving the Company’s operations, marketing and product innovation, through its subsidiaries, are former executives from General Electric, AB-InBev, and Diageo, as well as legendary cannabis cultivation and processing professionals Phillip Hague and Bill Fenger.

    The Company’s board of directors (the “*Board*”) is something that distinguishes Acreage from its competitors in the cannabis industry, with unparalleled policy access in the U.S. and abroad, and extensive corporate governance expertise and experience. The Board consists of: John Boehner, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada, Bill Weld, former Massachusetts Governor, Larissa Herda, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TW Telecom, Douglas Maine, former Chief Financial Officer of IBM, Bill Van Faasen, Chair Emeritus of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc., and Kevin Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Acreage.

    “It’s been a journey many years in the making, and I could not be more thrilled for our investors and employees,” said Kevin Murphy, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Acreage. He continued, “One of the more passionate issues we are working hard to address is getting legal access to cannabis for more than 22 million veterans, who have been left behind, and will lose their veteran benefits if found to be using cannabis even in a legal state. It is for this reason, that we are even more honored to have our public trading debut during the week of Veteran’s Day.”

    Certain proceeds from the Offering of the Subscription Receipts were placed into escrow (the “*Escrowed Proceeds*”) upon completion of the Offering as disclosed in the Company’s press release dated November 13, 2018. The Escrowed Proceeds were released from escrow and ultimately received by the Company and its subsidiaries in connection with the consummation of the Business Combination. In connection with the Business Combination, non-U.S. holders of High Street Capital Partners, LLC units will generally be subject to U.S. withholding tax under U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 1446(f) upon the disposition of High Street Capital Partners, LLC units equal to 10% of the fair market value of shares received in the exchange, or approximately $22 million, based on the offering price of the Subscription Receipts. The Company will withhold 10% of the Subordinate Voting Shares delivered to non-U.S holders, or approximately 900,000 Subordinate Voting Shares, and the Company may cancel such Subordinate Voting Shares. In the case of the cancellation of such shares, the Company will pay the resulting tax withholding tax obligation out of the use of proceeds from the Offering. The Company reserves the right to facilitate the sale of such shares and, in such case, to remit the proceeds thereof in satisfaction of its withholding tax obligation.

    The Company has received conditional approval from the CSE for the listing of its Subordinate Voting Shares, which are expected to commence trading on the CSE under the ticker symbol “ACRGU” at market open on November 15, 2018. Listing is subject to the Company satisfying all listing requirements of the CSE. The Proportionate Voting Shares and the Multiple Voting Shares will not be listed on the CSE and the conversion of such securities into Subordinate Voting Shares is governed by the Company’s Articles.

    *About the Company*

    Headquartered in New York City, Acreage is a vertically integrated, multi-state owner of cannabis licenses and assets in U.S. states where either medical and/or adult use of cannabis is legal. With one of the largest geographic footprints of any cannabis company, it currently owns and/or operates cultivation, processing and dispensary operations. Acreage is dedicated to building and scaling operations to create a seamless, consumer-focused branded cannabis experience.

    The CSE (operated by CNSX Markets Inc.) has in no way passed upon the merits of the Proposed Transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this press release.

    This announcement does not constitute an offer, invitation or recommendation to subscribe for or purchase any securities and neither this announcement nor anything contained in it shall form the basis of any contract or commitment. In particular, this announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, securities in the United States, or in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer would be illegal.

    The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "*U.S. Securities Act*") or any state securities laws and accordingly may not be offered or sold within the United States or to "U.S. persons", as such term is defined in Regulation S promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act ("*U.S. Persons*"), except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities requirements or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s securities to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States or U.S. Persons.

    *Forward-Looking Statements*

    This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. This forward-looking information reflects the current beliefs of Acreage and is based on information currently available to Acreage and on assumptions that Acreage believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the anticipated trading date of the Subordinate Voting Shares. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Acreage to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; general capital market conditions and market prices for securities; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; the actual results of future operations; competition; changes in legislation affecting Acreage; the timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals and the other factors identified in Acreage’s Listing Statement. Although Acreage has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents the expectations of Acreage as of the date of this news release and, accordingly, is subject to change after such date. However, Acreage expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities law.

    *For further information please contact:*

    *Communications Contact*:
    Lewis Goldberg / Jon Goldberg
    KCSA Strategic Communications

    *Company Contact*:
    Howard Schacter
    Head of Communications
    917-579-0727 Reported by GlobeNewswire 12 hours ago.

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    Rep. Seth Moulton (D) of Massachusetts thinks Congress needs more courage. That’s why he’s out stumping for candidates who, like him, have served in the military. Reported by Christian Science Monitor 9 hours ago.

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    This November, Proskauer is celebrating its year-round commitment to veterans by announcing a new partnership with American Corporate Partners (ACP), the nation's leading veteran mentoring program Reported by Mondaq 7 hours ago.

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    Krystle Shapiro, MSHN, LMT, seeks to reduce occurrence of veteran suicide with new book

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (PRWEB) November 15, 2018

    Krystle Shapiro, MSHN, LMT, presents a holistic five-part nutrition and wellness program for helping soldiers and veterans who experienced chronic stress and have been exposed to toxic elements during deployment in her new psychology book, “The War Within: A Holistic Approach to Preventing Veteran Suicide” (published by LifeRich Publishing). The book is available for purchase at:

    Shapiro focuses on what happens to the human body and brain when toxic exposures diminish overall function creating the potential for serious illnesses and debilitating symptoms. The author believes understanding steps to overcoming ill-health can encourage soldiers and veterans to begin an effective healing process. Shapiro explains what each nutrient does to nourish, detox, and support all physical body and brain functions, and provides an easy-to-follow guideline for menu planning to optimally provide the essential nutrients for cell, tissue, organ, and muscle function.

    “‘The War Within’ provides another way of addressing what happens in theaters of war and what an individual can do, whether the soldier/veteran, family member, or concerned community,” Shapiro says. “With reported 20 soldiers and veterans committing suicide every day, it is paramount to inform them that my health recovery plan is available and can easily be incorporated along with any mental health program they undertake.”

    “The War Within”
    By Krystle Shapiro, MSHN, LMT
    Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 66 pages | ISBN 9781489719003
    E-Book | 66 pages | ISBN 9781489718990
    Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

    About the Author
    Krystle Shapiro, MSHN, LMT, is the daughter of a veteran Air Force lieutenant colonel who served in WWII and Korea. She graduated Summa cum laude with a master’s degree in holistic nutrition from Hawthorn University in 2012. She is a licensed massage therapist and teaches kinesiology and pathology at North Idaho Massage Academy in Sandpoint, Idaho. Shapiro also offers nutrition education classes teaching how the body works and what the body needs so class participants can make effective nutrition decisions affecting their overall health and reach their desired goals.

    LifeRich Publishing, the strategic publishing partnership of Reader’s Digest and Author Solutions, LLC, was created to provide all writers a platform for sharing their stories, recipes, advice and more. LifeRich authors will benefit from a wealth of editorial design, marketing and education resources, specially created by Reader’s Digest editors for the enrichment of these LifeSmart individuals. Books can be published in print, ebook or audio formats, with additional distribution to up to 25 million Reader’s Digest customers through its online properties. Follow @LifeRichPub on Twitter or “Like” us at for the latest updates. Reported by PRWeb 4 hours ago.

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    Breaking Information Emails Get breaking information signals and particular reviews. The scoop and tales that topic, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 15, 2018 / 2:56 AM GMT Through Phil McCausland A Area committee will listen testimony Thursday from Division of Veterans Affairs officers over behind schedule GI Invoice bills doubtlessly affecting loads of hundreds of … Reported by The News Articles 4 hours ago.

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    As veterans ourselves, we consider this pro bono work to be a personal mission. Reported by Mondaq 3 hours ago.

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    The Trade Groups new Special Events Team has been created with a seasoned group of event veterans, whom collectively possess the broad set of skills needed to meet the needs of their clients unique events and activations.

    DALLAS (PRWEB) November 15, 2018

    Long known as a leading exhibit house and trade show services provider, The Trade Group has organically grown its capabilities, service offerings and talent in the realm of live events and activations. To meet clients’ rapidly evolving needs in these areas, the company officially launched a Special Events Team.

    According to David Stone, VP of Operations at The Trade Group, “Client needs continued to push our project managers in directions we had never been. Consequently, we felt it was necessary to create a group that had a broad set of skills but with the focus to meet the needs of these unique events and activations.”

    The Trade Group’s Guy DiMarco has been named as Manager of the Special Events Team. DiMarco is responsible for leading the charge of organizing the team and continuing to recruit experienced event professionals with a broad set of event related skills and experiences.

    While The Trade Group has been heavily involved in producing and managing live events for decades, the goal of the Special Events Team is to expand and elevate the level of talent serving The Trade Group’s special event and activation clients.

    As Stone explains, “Basically, we are growing a team of event and activation ninjas. Skillsets include programmable lighting, A/V, large video walls, scenic set design, CAD, prepress art layout, logistics, estimating, labor coordination, venue selection, vendor selection, and the list goes on. This broad set of skills will enable the team to collaborate and quickly develop solutions for the most demanding and challenging events and activations.”

    Stone is excited about the added value the dedicated Special Events Team can bring to clients. “The success of the team will come from the ability to draw on the collective experiences and skills of the team members and partner vendors to develop effective solutions for our client’s unique events and activations.”

    To learn how the Special Events Team can support your upcoming event or activation, or for additional information on the trade show, live event and experiential products and services available through The Trade Group, please call 800-343-2005 or visit

    About The Trade Group
    The Trade Group is an award winning, full-service event marketing and creative design firm, specializing in trade shows, esports events and activations, corporate events, brand activations, retail merchandising, commercial graphics and experiential solutions. Since 1986, their team of live event, design and engineering experts has helped thousands of clients amplify their brands and successfully navigate a wide range of events and experiences. Clients rely on The Trade Group for: event ideation, creation and production; esports expertise; exhibit design and fabrication; graphic design and production; strategic marketing solutions; technology integration and more. Reported by PRWeb 3 hours ago.

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    DuraMAX, Powered by RelaDyne, the fastest growing aftermarket motor oil brand in the U.S., ranks among longtime major brands in the latest 2018 NOLN Fast Lube Operator Survey results.

    CINCINNATI (PRWEB) November 15, 2018

    DuraMAX, the premier aftermarket automotive brand of RelaDyne, celebrates its latest success in the automotive industry as it ranks in the 2018 NOLN Fast Lube Operator Survey.

    DuraMAX, the 10-year-old motor oil brand, has rocketed to success among major oil brands as the recommended choice for its performance and profitability.

    The NOLN Fast Lube Operator survey, taken predominantly by managers and owners of automotive installers, ranked DuraMAX among other leading brands in the marketplace. Best-selling synthetics, synthetic-blends, high mileage oils, and automotive filters were surveyed.

    DuraMAX took five percent of the market for best-selling synthetic and synthetic-blend motor oils. Additionally, DuraMAX ranked for best-selling oil filter with eight percent of the market. For best-selling Air and Cabin Air Filters, DuraMAX came in at nine percent of the market.

    “Seeing DuraMAX ranked among industry veterans solidifies the major growth DuraMAX has accomplished over the past 10 years in market,” said DuraMAX Manager, Bob Johnson. “We have no plans of slowing down in our quest to make DuraMAX the choice motor oil for automotive installers across the country.”

    “RelaDyne has positioned DuraMAX perfectly for the automotive installer seeking Trusted Technology and Proven Performance,” said Dan Oehler, RelaDyne VP Sales & Marketing. “Our installers instantly gain a competitive edge enhancing their profitability once they switch to DuraMAX. Our national market share in NOLN absolutely solidifies DuraMAX’s position and impact in the market.”

    “RelaDyne has invested substantially into the value DuraMAX brings to the marketplace and our business,” said RelaDyne President and CEO, Larry Stoddard. “Not only has DuraMAX grown with RelaDyne’s footprint, the brand has won traction in the market by winning new customers. RelaDyne will continue to invest into the technology and profitability that DuraMAX brings to our valued customers and business.”

    In addition to DuraMAX automotive products, RelaDyne provides commercial and industrial lubricants and lubrication and equipment services to more than 53,000 clients based on a foundation of partnerships as a true, trusted advisor.

    About DuraMAX, Powered by RelaDyne
    DuraMAX is a line of high quality and affordable vehicle maintenance solutions, including full synthetic, high mileage, and synthetic blend motor oils, antifreeze, filters, wiper blades, brake cleaners, power steering fluids, and more. DuraMAX products come packed with Installer-focused retention programs, including service rebates, email marketing, and a 10-year, 300,000-mile engine protection warranty with every DuraMAX oil change. Visit to learn more.    

    DuraMAX products are owned and distributed through RelaDyne, the nation's leading provider of lubricants, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid, and industrial reliability services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with distribution centers across the United States, RelaDyne provides trustworthy customer service and reliable equipment and products nationwide. To learn more, visit Reported by PRWeb 2 hours ago.

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    Utah Technology Company to Debut at Killington FIS Ski World Cup. Patent pending technology SnoPeak™ solves the toughest challenges in Snowsports training.

    SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) November 15, 2018

    SnoFolio™ announces SnoPeak™, the most in-depth Snowsports training management system to date. The breakthrough product delivers real-time, on-slope training results, analytics, and athlete performance portfolios and is developed exclusively for the ski racing community. Demos will take place in Vermont during the Killington FIS Ski World Cup from November 21st – 24th.

    With its revolutionary patent pending technology, SnoFolio™ solves the toughest challenges in Snowsports training, delivering more on-slope data, more personalized feedback, and more training insight. The SnoPeak™ mobile coaching platform and digital clipboard provides deeper data of on-slope athlete performance development, giving athletes and coaches immediate information on training outcomes. Real-time feedback helps target areas of improvement faster, helping athletes make race-changing decisions while on the slopes. Customized training plans provide head coaches, program directors, parents, and athletes with more insight into their training activities, progress, and results.

    Key features of the SnoPeak™ training management system include turn-key mobile devices powered by a customized athlete training plan, team training schedule and notifications, on-slope video analysis, training session summaries, personalized feedback tools, and athlete training analytics.

    SnoFolio™ Ambassador Daniel Demschar says, “SnoPeak™ is the solution for ski racing. Coaches will now have the ability to capture, manage, plan, evaluate, and improve on their athletes' progression. Parents can follow their child’s performance as well as their daily activities on the slopes.” Demschar, an ex-Australian National Ski Team Member and President of the University of Utah Alpine Ski Club, explains that “simply put, SnoPeak™ provides on-slope training data at your fingertips.

    Media and members of the ski racing community attending the Killington FIS Ski World Cup can reserve a private 15-minute demonstration at Snowshed Lodge Wednesday November 21st thru Friday, November 23rd, or join the public showing on Saturday the 24th. Visit the SnoFolio booking website for a list of available times and to schedule your private demo now.

    Keep an eye out for the ski school app, launching in January of 2019.

    About SnoFolio™

    Powered by a passionate and dedicated team of skiers, instructors, racing veterans, coaches, educators, and technologists, SnoFolio™ occupies a unique niche among Utah’s Silicon Slopes businesses. Unlike other tech companies that have sprung up or relocated along the Wasatch Mountains, SnoFolio™ creates tech solutions that serve the business and recreational activities that literally take place on the slopes. Reported by PRWeb 2 hours ago.

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    Next-generation medicines manufactured using Vancouver company’s technology

    VANCOUVER, Canada (PRWEB) November 15, 2018

    Deloitte, an international financial advisory firm, has named Vanrx Pharmasystems as the fastest growing technology company in Canada on its 2018 Technology Fast 50™ list.

    The Fast 50 list celebrates innovation in the form of rapid revenue growth from companies in the fields of hardware, software, telecommunications, emerging technology, and digital media. Companies are ranked by their revenue-growth percentage over the past four years of operations.

    Vanrx’s revenue growth percentage was 19,342%, placing it first on the overall list.

    “Vanrx would like to thank its employees, customers, investors, suppliers and partner companies for supporting the company’s rapid growth over the past four years,” said Chris Procyshyn, chief executive officer and co-founder of Vanrx Pharmasystems.

    “Our mission is to make it possible for more companies to operate world-class aseptic filling operations. If sterile injectables manufacturing becomes more flexible and cost-effective, life-changing therapies can be made more widely available,” he adds.

    “Business is changing rapidly, and what used to work a few years ago isn’t a recipe for what will work in the future,” said Erica Pretorius, Partner and National Leader for the Technology Fast 50™ program at Deloitte Canada. “Fast 50 winners are a beacon of innovation and I’m looking forward to how they will change the business and technology landscape in the future.”

    Vanrx manufactures machines to fill liquid pharmaceuticals into vials, syringes or cartridges. These machines combine robotics, machine vision and gloveless isolator technologies. Vanrx’s Aseptic Filling Workcells help pharmaceutical companies manufacture complex therapies with higher levels of flexibility and sterility assurance. Customers can build filling capacity faster, to maximize revenue in the patent window and reduce manufacturing costs.

    To develop and manufacture its robotic aseptic filling machines, Vanrx’s engineering focus is on mechatronics, controls and automation.

    To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking, companies must have been in business for at least four years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, conduct research and development activities in Canada and invest a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D.

    About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™

    The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features three distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate) and the Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry). Program sponsors include Deloitte, 3C Innovation, BCF Business Law, Bank of Montreal, Bennett Jones, CBRE, First West Capital and OMERS Ventures. For further information, visit

    About Vanrx Pharmasystems

    Vanrx Pharmasystems makes the most technologically advanced sterile filling solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Vanrx fill-finish machines use robotics and machine vision to automate the packaging of injectable drugs into nested vials, syringes, or cartridges. The company was founded by pharmaceutical industry veterans to create the systems needed to make the next generation of innovative therapies. For more information, please visit

    For more information, or to schedule interviews with CEO Chris Procyshyn, please contact:

    Eric Petz
    Senior Marketing Manager
    Vanrx Pharmasystems
    Phone: +1.778.228.4177
    Email: Reported by PRWeb 1 hour ago.

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    Oakridge International School has Partnered with Metamorphosis to Hunt for the Next Big Idea An entrepreneurial mind always sees the big picture and actively seeks ideas that can solve a problem, impacting thousands of people. *Oakridge* in association with Metamorphosis brings Schoolpreneur Summit 2018 to Hyderabad on 22nd December. Being India’s biggest idea pitching event at a school level, it gives aspiring entrepreneurs from Grade 6-12 an opportunity to pitch their ideas to the prominent industry experts.


    *Schoolpreneur Summit 2018 *


    *Metamorphosis founder and CEO, Pavan Allena* mentions, “With the increasing threat of Automation looming over the Future of Work, it has become essentially necessary for individuals to possess certain skill sets that help them stand apart in the age of automation and become irreplaceable by the machines. The Schoolpreneur Summit through its Guest Panel discussions comprising of various dignitaries and industry experts aims to aware people about this threat and how Entrepreneurial Skill Set will help them evolve as Job Creators and global leaders.”  


    Schoolpreneur Summit 2018 is looking for diverse and forward-thinking ideas to be pitched live in front of an esteemed panel of industry veterans as judges and angel investors. The roadshow to be held on 17th November 2018 at Oakridge International School, Gachibowli campus invites students. Best ideas will be shortlisted by the judges to be pitched at the Grand Finale on 22^nd December 2018. This event will feature the top entrepreneurs like Founders of Swiggy, Thickshake Factory and many more taking part in various discussions and inspiring the children present at the summit.


    “Students must be in a position to apply their ideas in a complex world. To have an idea that is unique, will help society and will disrupt current thinking and practice is the greatest dream for all entrepreneurs. It is essential that students today understand that it is not their age but ideas that will ascribe value to them and drive the future. The Schoolpreneur Summit promises to bring this about through an application of learning, ideas, and collaboration through interactions with industry. The time has come for young people to display their ideas to the world and ensure that industry experts understand the immense contribution that can be made through partnerships with schools and their students” said *Arjun Rao, Oakridge International School, Gachibowli - Principal*.       


    *About Oakridge International School, Gachibowli, Hyderabad*

    Oakridge Gachibowli Campus, Hyderabad has been ranked among Top 5 International Day Schools in India at the Education World Rankings 2018, the most prestigious rankings in the education sector today. Oakridge is dedicated to nurturing responsive and motivated students through a dynamic and success-oriented education program. The program empowers students to gain an indigenous as well as global perspective on various aspects. Reported by NewsVoir 1 hour ago.

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    The PenCraft Awards announces its complete list of winners for its 2nd annual competition. On November 10th, numerous award winners celebrated at the 2nd annual PenCraft award ceremony and dinner held at Book Nook Inn located in Lumberton, Texas.

    LUMBERTON, N.C. (PRWEB) November 15, 2018

    The PenCraft Awards committee announces its complete list of the 2018 winners. The PenCraft Awards for literary excellence celebrates the best books submitted during the year into its annual competition. The 2nd Annual Pen Craft Award ceremony was held November 10, 2018. It was attended by winning authors and other guests ranging from bookstore owners, Chamber of Commerce Members, Hearst Media representatives and just lovers of books. It was a three-hour event opened by a talk given by B. Alan Bourgeois about the many ways Texas Authors INC can help in marketing literary works. Each of the winning authors also gave short acceptance speeches. Winners included three attorneys, military veterans, teachers, a minister, therapist and more. The PenCraft Awards is held to honor authors for their works and their contribution to the literary world. A PenCraft Award representative, Mark Wulf stated, "I am happy and excited to meet these excellent authors and hear what inspired them to write their books."

    The Best Book of the year winner was Kishan Paul for The Second Wife: The Second Wife Series, Book 1, Published by Tantor Audio. The award for Best Fiction Book of the year went to Chris Kelsey for Where The Hurt Is, published by Black Rose Writing. The Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year Winner was Anne Howard for His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer published by Wild Blue Press.

    There were 31 categories that had 1st Place winners, 12 categories that had 2nd Place winners and three runner-up awardees. The names of the recipients, the title of their winning books, the books’ respective categories and the publishers are listed below:

    2018 PenCraft Award 1st Place Winners
    Kishan Paul for The Second Wife: The Second Wife Series, Book 1, Published by     Tantor Audio (Fiction - Thriller – General)
    Ashley Jean Granillo for Love from the Barricade, Published by Black Rose Writing, (Chick Lit)
    Ryan Smithson for 10 Klicks South of Whiskey, Published by Black Rose Writing    (Young Adult – General)
    Lisa M. Hutchison for IRON ANNIE AND A LONG JOURNEY, Published by Tredition (Non-Fiction - Historical/Cultural)
    Chris Kelsey for Where The Hurt Is, published by Black Rose Writing (Mystery – General Fiction)
    Mark A. Hewitt for Airshow, Published by Black Rose Writing    (Children – concept)
    Isabella Murphy for From Dark to Light, Published by     Pink Umbrella Books LLC (Children - K-3rd – General)    
    Donald L. Gilleland for Stars, Stripes and Corporate Logos, Published by Black Rose Writing (Fiction – Autobiography)
    Cody Lakin for Fairlane Road, Published by Black Rose Writing     (Christian - Fantasy/Sci-Fi)
    Anne Howard for His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer, Published by WildBlue Press (Non-Fiction – Memoir)
    J.L. Canfield for What Hides Beneath, Published by Black Rose Writing (Christian – Fiction)    
    C.S. Humble for The Massacre at Yellow Hill, Published by Black Rose Writing (Fiction – Supernatural)
    Victor Montori for Why We Revolt, Published by The Patient Revolution (Non-Fiction - Health – Medical)
    Joan Donaldson for Hearts of Mercy, Published by Black Rose Writing (Romance – Suspense)
    John Dickey for Adrift Among the Stars, Published by     JoSara MeDia (Poetry/Music)
    Robert Shemeld for The Narragansett Files, Published by Black Rose Writing ( Thriller – Terrorist )
    William P. Messenger for Beleaguered Truth (Shattered Triangle Book 2), Published by Black Rose Writing (Fiction – Historical)
    Karen Neary Smithson for Death in Disguise, Published by TouchPoint Press (Fiction - Mystery – Sleuth)    
    Len Boswell for A Grave Misunderstanding: A Simon Grave Mystery, Published by Black Rose Writing ( Humor )
    Philip Derrick for Facing the Dragon, Published by Sunnyslope Press (Fiction – Adventure)    
    Sharon K. Middleton for Beyond McCarron's Corner: Sassy's Story, Published by Black Rose Writing (Romance – Historical)    
    Mark A. Hewitt for Blown Cover, Published by Black Rose Writing (Fiction - Thriller – General)    
    Brad Chisholm for Kat & Maus, Published by Black Rose Writing (Romance – Contemporary)
    Sybrina Durant for The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm, Printed by Sybrina Durant (Fiction – Fantasy)
    Brian Kaufman for The Fat Lady's Low, Sad Song, Published by Black Rose Writing (Fiction – General)    
    William P. Messenger for Shattered Triangle, Published by Black Rose Writing (Fiction – Suspense)
    Linda Anthony Hill for The Anchor is the Key, Published by Black Rose Writing    (Fiction – Paranormal)
    Joe Siple for The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride, Published by Black Rose Writing (Fiction – Drama)        
    Charles Anemelu for His True and "Unveiled" Face, Published by Lumen Educational Publications (Christian - Non-Fiction)
    Don Gilleland for America: An Exceptional Nation, Published by Black Rose Writing (Non-Fiction - Gov/Politics)
    Luisa Liisa Cloutier for Until Forever, Published by Black Rose Writing (Non-Fiction – Women's)

    2018 PenCraft Award 2nd Place Winners
    John Hazen for Zyklon: A Francine Vega Investigative Thriller, Published by Black Rose Writing (Mystery – Sleuth)
    Martin Matthews for The Graveyard Girl and the Boneyard Boy, Published by Black Rose Writing ( Paranormal )
    Paula Czech for The Black Leather Satchel, Published by Seacoast Press (Non-Fiction – Memoir)
    Michael Reed for Songs From Richmond Avenue, Published by Black Rose Writing ( Humor )
    T.K. Ambers for Runway Dreams: A Black & White Affair, Published by Black Rose Writing (Fiction – Women)
    Guillermo Marquez-Sterling for Praying for an Eclipse: Mother Moon (Volume 1) Published by Black Rose Writing    ( Drama )
    Helga Gruendler-Schierloh     for Burying Leo, Published by Laurel Highlands Publishing, (Fiction – Women's)
    Kathie Giorgio for In Grace's Time, Published by Black Rose Writing (Fiction – General)
    Marcus A. Nannini for Chameleons: An Untold World War II Story, Published by     Black Rose Writing ( Historical )
    David D'Aguanno for Brett Enters the Square Circle, Published by David D. D'Aguanno (Fiction - Mystery – General)
    Brad Chisholm & Claire Kim for K-Town Confidential, Published by Black Rose Writing (Fiction – Suspense)
    Joseph Lewis for Caught in a Web, Published by Black Rose Writing ( Thriller – General)

    2018 PenCraft Award Runner-Up Winners
    A.J. McCarthy for Sins of the Fathers, Published by Black Rose Writing ( Suspense )
    Elsa Harrow for Cara's Asylum, Published by Black Rose Writing (fiction – General)
    Kathleen Chadwick for Defiant Souls, Published by Black Rose Writing ( Horror )

    More information about the PenCraft Awards can be found at the PenCraft Awards site or by contacting David Hearne 409-656-4625 Reported by PRWeb 52 minutes ago.

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    Three-time novelist Elliot Ackerman's latest book, "Waiting for Eden," explores the multiple dimensions of veterans’ lives after war, and what it means to love someone despite limitations and challenges. Reported by Christian Science Monitor 16 hours ago.

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    Exclusive weeklong training event pairs top military foodservice operators with industry’s best chefs and restaurateurs

    Washington, DC, Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is hosting the 2018 Armed Forces Culinary Forum, its exclusive week-long training event for military foodservice professionals. The NRAEF’s event honors those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces by offering attendees training opportunities and celebration events in Napa Valley during the week of Veterans Day.

    Attendees will participate in hands-on culinary instruction, interactive seminars and mentoring sessions to build culinary skills they can apply directly to their current foodservice duties, and also offer them with insights towards future employment in the restaurant industry.

    The celebration concludes tomorrow, November 16^th, with an awards presentation and graduation ceremony for all attendees.

    “This year marks the 62^nd year of the restaurant industry’s support of our armed forces,” said Rob Gifford, executive vice president of the NRAEF. “We thank all of our industry supporters for their generous contribution to the NRAEF – as a result of our donors’ generous financial support, this training is provided without any cost to the military.”

    The Foundation thanks its military donors for their generous support: Computrition, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Hobart, Rose Packing, Sodexo, Sysco, Aramark, Barfresh, BJ’s Restaurant Group, Butterball, Constellation Brands, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Ecolab, Hormel, New Chef Fashion, Trinchero, Victorinox Swiss Army, Cambro, Checkers, Dick Crawford, Kitchens to Go built by Carlin, Sack Family Foundation and Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management Foundation.To learn more about the forum and how you can get involved in the NRAEF’s work to empower military servicemen and women for careers in the restaurant industry, visit


    *About the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation*

    As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the industry’s training and education, career development and community engagement efforts. The NRAEF and its programs work to Attract, Empower and Advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice workforce. NRAEF programs include:  ProStart® – a high-school career and technical education program; Restaurant Ready – partnering with community based organizations to provide “opportunity youth” with skills training and job opportunities; Military – helping military servicemen and women transition their skills to restaurant and foodservice careers; Scholarships – financial assistance for students pursuing restaurant, foodservice and hospitality degrees; and, the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship Project – a partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association providing a  hospitality apprenticeship program for the industry. For more information on the NRAEF, visit*.*


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    CONTACT: Jasmine Jones
    National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
    2023154101 Reported by GlobeNewswire 16 hours ago.

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    *Kroger Joins the 51^st Stop of Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes^® Tour *

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Kroger joined forces to donate 42,000 pounds of protein to the Mid-South community in Memphis to benefit more than 2,000 local veterans at a Thanksgiving food drive, and those in need through the Mid-South Food Bank's 31-county service area. Smithfield’s contribution, equivalent to more than 168,000 servings, was part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes^® donation tour. Now in the program’s 10^th year, Helping Hungry Homes^® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure.

    “Smithfield returns to us again this year as an active partner in the fight against hunger,” said Estella Mayhue-Greer, president and CEO of Mid-South Food Bank. “This donation is so incredibly important for this time of year and will provide those in need with support this holiday season.”

    Smithfield presented the donation at a Thanksgiving food drive for local veterans at Liberty Bowl Stadium, in Memphis. The food drive was hosted by Kroger, the City of Memphis, and Alpha Omega Veterans Services. The event provided Thanksgiving care packages to more than 2,000 local veterans, and raised awareness of food insecurity in the Mid-South community. During the event, Mayor Jim Strickland, Smithfield, and Kroger discussed the significance of protein donations in helping to support the many Mid-South community members who face food insecurity each day.

    “Our partnership and involvement with Smithfield and its ongoing hunger-relief efforts continues to be as rewarding as it is impactful in the areas we serve,” said Scot Hendricks, president of Kroger Delta Division and Mid-South Food Bank board member. “Kroger is thankful to work alongside a company such as Smithfield at this donation and countless others year-round to advance our mission to Feed the Human Spirit™.”

    This is the 51^st large scale protein donation made by Smithfield to food banks across the country during the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes^® tour. Since the program’s inception in 2008, Smithfield has provided more than 100 million servings of protein to food banks, disaster relief efforts, and community outreach programs nationwide.

    “At Smithfield we place hunger relief and veterans initiatives on the highest level of importance,” said Jonathan Toms, associate manager of charitable initiatives for Smithfield Foods. “This donation is special for us, as it displays these key factors of our company’s social purpose and will play an important role in fighting hunger for many during a time of great need.”

    For more information about Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes^® initiative and a list of upcoming donation events, visit

    *About Smithfield Foods*
    Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield^®, Eckrich^®, Nathan's Famous^®, Farmland^®, Armour^®, Farmer John^®, Kretschmar^®, John Morrell^®, Cook's^®, Gwaltney^®, Carando^®, Margherita^®, Curly's^®, Healthy Ones^®, Morliny^®, Krakus^® and Berlinki^®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

    *About Mid-South Food Bank
    *The Mission of Mid-South Food Bank is to change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South.  We distribute food through a network of partner food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth programs and more in 31 counties in west Tennessee, north Mississippi and east Arkansas.  Last year, Mid-South Food Bank distributed more than 13 million pounds of food to hungry Mid-Southerners. 

    *About Kroger *
    Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 443,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,255 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 319 fine jewelry stores, 220 retail health clinics, 1,445 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

    Media Contacts:

    *Dalton Agency for Smithfield*
    Jana Beasley
    (904) 534-8568 *Mid-South Food Bank *
    Marcia Wells
    (901) 405-0073* * *Kroger *
    Teresa Dickerson
    (901) 581-4713* *

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at Reported by GlobeNewswire 15 hours ago.

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    Veteran and quadruple amputee Travis Mills, his wife Kelsey, and the Travis Mills Foundation gratefully receive $500,000 gift from Ms. Lerynne West, in support of recalibrated veterans and their families

    ROME, Maine (PRWEB) November 15, 2018

    Ms. Lerynne West of Iowa, the recent winner of the $688 million Powerball Jackpot from Iowa, donated $500,000 to the Travis Mills Foundation, in support of recalibrated veterans and their families.

    In a letter from SSG Travis Mills, his wife Kelsey, and the Travis Mills Foundation Board of Directors and Staff, he humbly thanks Ms. West for her gift:

    "We feel incredibly honored to be chosen as the recipient of Ms. West’s generosity, and her gift will be a catalyst for new projects as the Travis Mills Foundation continues to grow our mission to serve America’s recalibrated veterans and their families.

    When my family and I started our recovery journey, so many Americans from around the country lifted us up. When Kelsey and I started the Travis Mills Foundation in 2013, our vision was to give that same support to other recalibrated veteran families through our national retreat facility in Maine. This moment is living proof of that vision.

    Since our inception, the Travis Mills Foundation mission has been supported by everyday proud Americans who come together to uplift these veteran families: to honor their sacrifice and encourage their futures.

    Thank you to Ms. West for standing with us to show our recalibrated veteran families that their sacrifice for our freedoms is never forgotten."

    To support the Travis Mills Foundation, go to [ __title__ Travis Mills Foundation]

    To follow the Travis Mills Foundation on Facebook, go to

    In 2012, SSG Mills was on a mission during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. He set his backpack down and a buried IED exploded on impact. When Travis woke up four days later on his 25th birthday, he had lost all four limbs. Travis is one of only five veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his quadruple amputee injuries. [

    The Travis Mills Foundation supports combat injured veterans and their families through long-term programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation. Reported by PRWeb 15 hours ago.

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    Obtaining information on services and benefits and transportation are key challenges for Nassau County's more than 50,000 veterans, a new report shows. Reported by Newsday 14 hours ago.

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    SAM.AI, a social CRM platform, today announces the acquisition of IntroNet in conjunction with a seed round investment led by UpVentures Capital. IntroNet provides an AI platform to foster social networking amongst executives.

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 15, 2018

    The combination of IntroNet and UpVentures investment and expertise will help propel SAM to expand its social CRM capabilities – creating a new and differentiated approach to how businesses acquire, track and maintain sales and customer data through a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

    UpVentures partners Martin Babinec and Mike Krupit formed IntroNet in 2014, building intellectual property aimed at connecting people across broadly distributed networks, including filling gaps left open by social network platforms that do not distinguish strength of relationship between individual network participants.

    “The Global CRM market size is projected to grow to over $80 Billion in the next 7 years and Social CRM is one of the factors of growth,” says Raz Choudhury, Co-founder and CEO of SAM. “The acquisition of IntroNet will allow SAM to leverage social networking talent and technology and further enhance the platform’s intent signals and social networking capabilities.”

    “SAM is in the UpVentures sweet spot of Business to Business Software as a Service (B2B SaaS). We see SAM’s advanced approach to social CRM applying across a number of vertical markets where a single platform solution addresses a wide range of needs and can be more easily deployed than existing alternatives” said Martin Babinec, UpVentures Managing Partner.

    "We built IntroNet as an AI platform to make it easier for people to share connections, information, and expertise, helping strengthen relationships and develop new ones. Bringing it together with the CRM, sales and marketing tools that SAM offers now creates an unparalleled opportunity for helping B2B organizations and Groups to use insights that help them grow and thrive," says Mike Krupit, who will represent UpVentures on SAM’s Board of Directors. "In joining SAM, the IntroNet team brings a wealth of experience in cultivating relationships and developing communities."

    About UpVentures Capital

    UpVentures Capital is an early-stage investor based in Little Falls, New York.
    UpVentures typically invests in Seed to Series A companies in B2B or B2C SaaS, Clean Tech, Healthcare and IoT.

    The UpVentures Investor Network includes not only the dozen + fund relationships that UpVentures is active as Limited Partner and/or Advisors, but also hundreds of investor relationships cultivated through ongoing activity with the region wide Upstate Venture Connect network.

    About SAM.AI

    SAM AI, Inc. is a New York based Software as a Service (SaaS) company. SAM is the first fully integrated sales and marketing platform powered by AI. Organizations in average have to use 16 different tools to run their relationship and outreach activities, this causes a tremendous amount of friction and costs B2B companies 10% of their top-line revenue. SAM solves this problem with a smart, simple, and seamless solution. SAM was founded by enterprise software development and digital marketing veterans to help address the needs of the very businesses that help our economy. These are the growing and mid-sized enterprises that contribute to innovation and jobs in our economy. Our mission at SAM is to help these organizations grow with some of the most advanced technologies available on the planet. To learn more, please visit or follow the company on Twitter @samdotai. Reported by PRWeb 15 hours ago.

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