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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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    Top of golf now belongs to youth Oahu musings: The best players in golf are no longer the longtime veterans Reported by FOX Sports 19 hours ago.

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    Incarcerated military veterans at Maricopa County Towers Jail are participating in the Prison Yoga Project

      Reported by 11 hours ago.

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    For individual veterans, private care could mean shorter waits, more choices and fewer requirements for co-pays. But critics say the current veterans’ health care system could be starved of resources. Reported by 10 hours ago.

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    There are more than 1,700 American companies at CES, 1,200 official exhibitors from China, and several hundred from France and South Korea. Many of them are veterans of the trade show circuit, one-upping each other's booths with elaborate curved OLED... Reported by engadget 9 hours ago.

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    Polish star Hubert Hurkacz won the Canberra Challenger on Saturday while past champions include veterans Andreas Seppi and Dudi Sela.  Reported by Brisbane Times 1 day ago.

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    Interacting with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Keys provided physical and emotional therapy Sunday for 44 wounded U.S. military veterans. Reported by 6 hours ago.

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    AIIR will leverage the powerful insight of the Coaching Mindset Index® to increase coaching skills for community leaders in the organization’s Eagle Leadership Development Program.

    PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) January 13, 2019

    AIIR is proud to announce a new leadership development initiative in partnership with Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB), a national organization dedicated to enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

    AIIR has partnered with Team RWB to help Fellows in the organization’s Eagle Leadership Development Program, a 36-month curriculum designed to educate and elevate its community leaders, leverage coaching skills to build community and enhance veteran’s lives.

    Fellows in the program will have the opportunity to take the Coaching Mindset Index®, a revolutionary assessment designed to help leaders understand and leverage their individual coaching styles. Each fellow will then receive a personal results debrief from a member of AIIR’s Global Coaching Network.

    AIIR senior coach Christopher Schmitt, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Officer (Green Beret) and current Eagle Leadership Fellow, said that Team Red, White & Blue was key to his successful transition when he retired from the military after 30 years of service.

    “Everybody seeks community; everybody needs support. When I retired from the military in 2016, this organization connected me to a community of veterans and non-veterans,” Schmitt said. “Using the Coaching Mindset Index®, we hope to empower outgoing Fellows to act as leader-coaches to the new cohort of program participants — to give them the tools and support they need to engage and strengthen their own communities and make a difference in the lives of America’s veterans.”

    “We believe in the power of great leaders to affect positive change in the world, and coaching skills are an essential component of great leadership,” said AIIR founder and CEO Jonathan Kirschner, Psy.D. “The men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces make tremendous sacrifices. We are humbled to have the opportunity to help empower the Eagle Leaders at Team Red, White & Blue with coaching skills that will help them make a positive impact in the veteran community.”

    To learn more about Team Red, White & Blue, visit

    For more information about how the Coaching Mindset Index® can help foster coaching skills among leaders at your organization, visit or contact us for more information. Reported by PRWeb 6 hours ago.

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    UC San Diego Health recently sent an online survey to its first 425 patients who activated Apple Health Records in 2018, and among 132 respondents, 78 percent indicated that they were "satisfied with using the feature."
    96 percent of respondents said they could "easily connect their mobile devices to the platform," and 90 percent said the "smartphone solution improved their understanding of their own health, facilitated conversations with their clinicians, or improved sharing of personal health information with friends and family."

    The survey results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week by doctors at UC San Diego Health, one of the first hospitals and clinics to make Apple Health Records available to its patients.

    Apple introduced the Health Records feature in iOS 11.3 in March 2018, allowing patients to view their medical records from multiple participating hospitals and clinics directly in the Health app on the iPhone, including allergies, vital signs, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, and procedures.

    The journal submission cautions that, as with many new products and solutions, such enthusiasm is common from early adopters. The platform will need to "prove that it is useful, sustainable, scalable, and actually improves health outcomes," according to Christian Dameff, MD, UC San Diego Health.

    As noted by CNBC's Christina Farr, hospitals have historically faced "major challenges" with getting patients to use electronic medical records, because the technology "tends to be poorly designed and hard to use."

    UC San Diego Health doctors believe three key developments may contribute the success of Apple Health Records compared to earlier efforts like Google Health in 2008, including the ubiquity of mobile technology, the maturation of health data communications standards, and the widespread use of App Stores.

    More than 100 institutions now support Apple Health Records in the United States, including Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and Apple reportedly hopes to add the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a partner as well, a move that would provide veterans with access to the feature.

    Health records are stored in the Health Data tab of the Health app on iOS 11.3 and later.Tag: Apple Health Records

    This article, "Survey Finds 78% of Patients Satisfied With Apple Health Records at UC San Diego Hospital" first appeared on

    Discuss this article in our forums Reported by 35 minutes ago.

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    Grant from Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office helped lead to successful workshop series for more than 450 homeless and at-risk veterans

    BOSTON (PRWEB) January 14, 2019

    National nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) announced today that it recently completed a comprehensive Operation Money Wise financial workshop series for homeless veterans at the Brockton VA. A grant from the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office helped support this 10-month workshop series that addressed the financial challenges and educational needs of homeless veterans who are recovering from challenges with mental health and addiction.

    “With the generous support of the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s office, we were able to host workshops that helped benefit hundreds of our local veterans who have served this country,” said Steve Trumble, President, and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling. “This workshop series provided our local veterans with much-needed education and resources to help them move forward and achieve their financial goals.”

    Through this program, ACCC was able to serve 466 at-risk veterans, more than 170 veterans than originally anticipated, over a 10 month period. The workshop series included money management workshops and one-on-one financial coaching sessions with resources to help address the specific financial challenges faced by this vulnerable population.

    The Operation Money Wise workshop series featured a particular emphasis on understanding credit – a particularly important topic as credit directly impacts veterans’ ability to move towards self-sufficiency and achieve vital goals. The curriculum also focused on budgeting – its components and how to balance one throughout the year – and identity theft, including how to detect and deter it.

    ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:·     For credit counseling, call 800-769-3571
    ·     For bankruptcy counseling, call 866-826-6924
    ·     For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
    ·     Or visit us online at

    About American Consumer Credit Counseling
    American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a nonprofit credit counseling 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial management through credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling and financial education concerning debt solutions. In order to help consumers reach their goal of debt relief, ACCC provides a range of free consumer personal finance resources on a variety of topics including budgeting, credit and debt management, student loan assistance, youth and money, homeownership, identity theft, senior living and retirement. Consumers can use ACCC’s worksheets, videos, calculators, and blog articles to make the best possible decisions regarding their financial future. ACCC holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®). For more information or to access free financial education resources, log on to or visit Reported by PRWeb 49 minutes ago.

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    Mr. Yoshida significantly enhances the firm’s cross-border regulatory capabilities with his experience in both Japan and the United States

    TOKYO (PRWEB) January 14, 2019

    Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Daiske Yoshida has joined the firm’s Global Antitrust Law and Investigations + White Collar Defense practices as a partner in the Tokyo office. Mr. Yoshida brings to the firm more than 20 years of cross-border regulatory experience in both the United States and Japan across a wide range of sectors including the life sciences and electronics industries. He began his career in New York before relocating to Tokyo where he has practiced for the last 12 years.

    Mr. Yoshida’s practice focuses on cross-border litigation, arbitration, and investigations. Mr. Yoshida has led large-scale government and internal investigations in Japan, the U.S., and Europe involving antitrust, anti-corruption, securities law, corporate governance, and economic sanctions issues. He has also represented clients in U.S. federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, and international arbitrations.

    “Daiske’s addition strengthens our ability to help our clients navigate the growing complexities of international litigation as well as broad experience with cartel and other investigations,” said Ken Siegel, Managing Partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office. “His background practicing in both the U.S. and Japan provides our clients with a valuable global perspective and they will benefit from his proven ability to counsel on cross-border matters.”

    Louise Stoupe, head of the Tokyo Litigation Department and co-chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Trial Practice Group, added: “Daiske’s deep experience in antitrust and investigations matters will be a tremendous asset for our clients not only in Japan, but globally as well. He has deservedly established a reputation in Tokyo as a market leader who has successfully represented many Japanese companies. I’m excited about the depth that Daiske adds to our growing Tokyo Litigation Department.”

    Mr. Yoshida is the latest partner to recently join Morrison & Foerster’s Global Antitrust Law practice. Lisa Phelan, who is based in Washington, D.C. and has a strong presence in Asia, came to the firm in July after 16 years as the Chief of the National Criminal Enforcement and Washington Criminal I Sections of the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Vishal Mehta, also located in Washington, D.C., joined the group in October, bringing a broad range of antitrust experience including M&A, investigations, litigation, compliance, counseling, and public affairs. Morrison & Foerster has also been expanding its Investigations + White Collar Defense practice over the last few months. Most recently, former prosecutor and industry-leading compliance executive Christine Wong joined the firm’s San Francisco office.

    “The commitment Morrison & Foerster has shown to continuing to build out its antitrust and investigations groups on a global scale and to growing its footprint in Japan makes it a perfect fit for my practice,” Mr. Yoshida said. “I am proud to join the top international law firm in Japan. I look forward to collaborating with the talented attorneys at MoFo and to working with our industry-leading, innovative clients.”


    Morrison & Foerster has the largest and most diverse practice of any international law firm in Japan, with approximately 120 attorneys in Tokyo (including 45 bengoshi admitted to practice in Japan). We were one of the first foreign law firms licensed in Japan, opening our offices in 1987. Today, we are the largest international law firm in Japan, and one of the six largest firms in Japan, foreign or domestic. Morrison & Foerster was selected as ‘Japan International Law Firm of the Year’ by the Chambers Asia Pacific Awards in 2018 —this is the 6th year in a row that we have received this prestigious honor. We were also recognized by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 in more Band 1 practice rankings and more "Star Individual" attorney rankings than any other international firm in Japan.


    Morrison & Foerster is a global firm with 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 21 hours ago.

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    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHRS), today announced that effective January 10, 2019, the compensation committee of the company’s board of directors granted three new employees options to purchase an aggregate of 68,000 shares of the company’s common stock with a per share exercise price of $12.20, the closing trading price on the grant date. The stock options were granted pursuant to the Coherus BioSciences, Inc. 2016 Employment Commencement Incentive Plan, which was approved by the company’s board of directors in June 2016 under Rule 5635(c)(4) of the Nasdaq Global Select Market for equity grants to induce new employees to enter into employment with the company.*About Coherus BioSciences, Inc.*

    Coherus is a leading biosimilar company that develops and commercializes high-quality therapeutics for major regulated markets. Biosimilars are intended for use in place of existing, branded biologics to treat a range of chronic and often life-threatening diseases, with the potential to reduce costs and expand patient access. Composed of a team of proven industry veterans with world-class expertise in process science, analytical characterization, protein production, sales and marketing and clinical-regulatory development, Coherus is positioned as a leader in the global biosimilar marketplace. Coherus has received regulatory approval for UDENYCA™ (pegfilgrastim-cbqv) in the U.S. and European Union and is advancing two late-stage clinical products towards commercialization, CHS-1420 (adalimumab biosimilar) and CHS-0214 (etanercept biosimilar), and developing a robust pipeline of future products in ophthalmology (including CHS-3351, a ranibizumab biosimilar, and CHS-2020, an aflibercept biosimilar), as well as CHS-131, a small molecule for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and multiple sclerosis. For additional information, please visit


    David S. Arrington
    VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc.
    +1 (650) 395-0196             Reported by GlobeNewswire 21 hours ago.

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    Strengthening a Shared Commitment to Transforming Concepts into Solutions

    FAIRFAX, Va. (PRWEB) January 14, 2019

    On January 1, 2019, Concept Plus, LLC, a fast-growing provider of government health and information technology services headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, acquired Dougherty & Associates, Inc. (DAI Solutions), a management consulting firm headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. DAI Solutions is a recognized expert in organizational development, change management, communications, and learning with a track record of managing complex transformation initiatives for the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Concept Plus's services by enhancing its experience-based insight, software solutions, expert implementation and training to deliver tailored solutions to clients.

    “Our clients are investing in transformation initiatives that leverage technology to solve difficult business challenges and prepare stakeholders to use the technology to meet their goals. The integration of Concept Plus, LLC and DAI Solutions allows us to meet these needs rapidly,” said Ahmad Abuzaakouk, Concept Plus LLC’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

    DAI Solutions will do business as a subsidiary of Concept Plus LLC, a certified 8(a) small disadvantaged business. The Concept Plus/DAI Solutions partnership expands its service offerings in the health and information technology arenas and brings innovative tools to its transformation work.

    About Concept Plus:

    Founded in 2008, Concept Plus, LLC is a certified 8(a) small disadvantaged business that supports defense, civilian, and health clients by solving challenging business and information technology problems. We develop, implement, and operate mission critical and business management solutions that leverage our deep technology expertise and industry best practices. For more information about Concept Plus, LLC, please visit:

    To find out more about the acquisition or to inquire about our services please contact:

    Gene Zapfel, Chief Operating Officer, Concept Plus, LLC
    E: gzapfel(at)conceptplusllc(dot)com Reported by PRWeb 21 hours ago.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court... Reported by New Zealand Herald 20 hours ago.

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    Up to $15,000 per Homeowner Available through Southeastern Financial Institutions

    ATLANTA, Jan. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that funding is now available for its 2019 Homeowner Assistance Products. The Homeowner Assistance Products are part of FHLBank Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP), and are designed to help eligible borrowers purchase or rehabilitate their home.

    Since 1997, Homeowner Assistance Products have provided more than $208 million in grant funding that has enabled more than 30,800 households to purchase or rehabilitate a home. In 2018 alone, FHLBank Atlanta member financial institutions delivered $16.5 million in home purchase and rehabilitation grant funding leveraging more than $413 million in first mortgage financing to assist 2,656 households.

    A summary of 2019 Homeowner Assistance Products is below. To learn more *click here*:

    · *First-time Homebuyer Product
    *The First-time Homebuyer Product provides up to $5,000 in down-payment, closing-cost, and principal reduction assistance for eligible first-time homebuyers.
    · *Community Partners Product
    *The Community Partners Product provides up to $7,500 in down-payment, closing-cost, and principal reduction assistance for first-time or non-first-time homebuyers who are currently employed or retired law enforcement officers, educators, firefighters, health care workers, and other first responders.
    · *Foreclosure Recovery Product
    *The Foreclosure Recovery Product provides up to $15,000 in down-payment, closing-cost, and principal reduction assistance for eligible homebuyers purchasing properties from the Real Estate Owned inventory of any FHLBank Atlanta member financial institution.
    · *Community Rebuild and Restore Product
    *The Community Rebuild and Restore Product provides up to $10,000 in funding for the rehabilitation of an existing owner-occupied home in a “Major Disaster Declaration” area as designated by FEMA. The homeowner must have at least 30 days of current ownership by life estate or full interest in the fee title and have ownership of the subject property at the time of the “Major Disaster Declaration.”
    · *Veterans Purchase Product
    *The Veterans Purchase Product provides up to $7,500 in down-payment, closing-cost, and principal reduction assistance for first-time or non-first-time homebuyers who are veterans or active-duty members of any branch of the U.S. military, their spouses, or their surviving spouses.
    · *Returning Veterans Purchase Product
    *The Returning Veterans Purchase Product provides up to $10,000 in down-payment, closing-cost, and principal reduction assistance for first-time or non-first-time homebuyers who are currently serving or have served in an overseas military intervention for any branch of the U.S. military, their spouses, or their surviving spouses.

    A listing of member financial institutions is available on the FHLBank Atlanta website at **.

    If you need assistance finding a member financial institution to work with, or for more information, call the Bank’s Community Investment Services department at 1.800.536.9650, option 3, option 0.

    *About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta*
    FHLBank Atlanta offers competitively-priced financing, community development grants, and other banking services to help member financial institutions make affordable home mortgages and provide economic development credit to neighborhoods and communities. The Bank's members – its shareholders and customers – are commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, community development financial institutions, and insurance companies located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. FHLBank Atlanta is one of 11 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Since 1990, the FHLBanks have awarded approximately $5.8 billion in AHP funds, assisting more than 865,000 households.

    *CONTACT:* Peter Garuccio
    Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
    404.888.8143 Reported by GlobeNewswire 20 hours ago.

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    Companies Work Together to Help Enterprises Improve Global Monitoring On-Demand Goods and Assets

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aeris, a technology leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it is working with the Roambee Corporation, an IoT supply chain and enterprise asset visibility company, to help enterprises improve their monitoring of shipments and assets through IoT-based technologies offered by both companies.

    Roambee provides IoT-based real-time global condition monitoring and visibility services for in-transit goods and in-field assets. Roambee’s unique end-to-end solution simplifies global shipment visibility across the supply chain, including the entire cold chain process for enterprises. The company provides patented hardware and software technology, combined with an array of senor data, analytics, predictive reporting and open application programming interfaces (APIs) to increase return on investment (ROI), improve supply chain operations, and reduce inventory loss.

    Aeris offers end-to-end IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions through its comprehensive Aeris® Mobility Platform (AMP) and Aeris Connectivity Platform (ACP). Collectively, these platforms enable enterprises and original equipment manufacturers to embark on a digital transformation journey to enhance revenue, create new services and form new business models.

    ACP provides Roambee with the ability to manage its global data connectivity, which in turn is being used by Roambee for its shipping, inventory, pallet, asset and fleet monitoring services. This helps Roambee advance its service delivery while improving supply chain predictability and throughput for enterprises.

    The Aeris Connectivity Platform provides a “smarter” cold chain because real-time monitoring devices provide managers with live data and situational alerts, thereby mitigating risks along the cold chain before they arise, while providing actionable insights for future business improvements.

    Roambee’s real-time monitoring solutions provide managers with live data and situational alerts, thereby mitigating risks along the cold chain before they arise, while providing actionable insights for future business improvements. By leveraging ACP and its location-based services, Roambee’s services alleviates on-time delivery risks; reduces spoilage and damage risks; lowers theft and financial risk, and improves its overall delivery of service.

    *CLICK TO TWEET**: *Aeris (@AerisM2M) & Roambee (@Roam_bee) work together to help #enterprises improve #global #monitoring of on-demand goods and #assets. #InternetofThings #IoT #AerisIoT #Roambee #coldchain #supplychain #logistics

    *Supporting Quotes*

    · *Vidya Subramanian, Vice President of Products, Roambee
    *“By utilizing Aeris Connectivity Platform’s data management and location capabilities, Roambee better manages our own quality of global service for enterprises at scale. This is an integral part of Roambee’s portfolio of end-to-end, real-time visibility and monitoring solutions, and we are proud to partner with Aeris in this capacity.”

    · *Christina Richards, Vice President of Global Marketing, Aeris
    *“Aeris is an Internet of Things industry leader. Through our work with Roambee, we enable them to easily manage a host of cold chain monitoring data analytics and connectivity capabilities for global enterprises. The Aeris Connectivity Platform is built for IoT and has been globally tested at scale. For more than a decade, we have unlocked IoT value for enterprises and look forward to helping Roambee be the preeminent provider of cold chain monitoring solutions.”

    *Digital Assets*

    · *[Photo]* *Vidya Subramanian*
    · *[Photo] **Christina Richards*
    · *[Image] Roambee logo*
    · *[Image] **Aeris logo*

    *Supporting Resources*

    · Read about Roambee.
    · Read about Aeris.
    · Read and subscribe to Aeris Blog and Neo Blog.
    · Read and subscribe to Roambee Blog.
    · Read Aeris news releases.
    · Obtain your copy of Aeris’ “The Definitive Guide: The Internet of Things for Business, 3^rd Edition,” here.
    · For more information about Aeris’ news and activities, follow the company via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    · For more information about Roambee’s news and activities, follow the company via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.

    *About Roambee Corporation*
    The Roambee Corporation is a Silicon Valley company transforming supply chain logistics and asset management inside, outside, and in-transit for global enterprise. Founded in 2014, the company provides proprietary sensor, software, and cloud technology solutions to capture, deliver, report, analyze, and understand data worldwide.

    With Roambee, customers gain greater control and visibility over their goods and assets, with real-time monitoring, alerts, and insights to help enterprises mitigate risk, improve operations, and be more profitable. In 2018, Roambee earned the Compass Intelligence “IoT Sensor Company of the Year” award, named an IDC Market Intelligence “Innovator,” spotlighted by ABI Research for “Multi-Connectivity Asset Tracking,” and cited by CRN as one of IoT hottest start-ups. Roambee is backed by Deutsche Telekom, MDI Ventures, and other Silicon Valley investors.

    *About Aeris*
    Aeris is a global technology partner with a proven history of helping companies unlock the value of IoT. For more than a decade, we’ve powered critical projects for some of the most demanding customers of IoT services. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Aeris strives to fundamentally improve businesses by dramatically reducing costs, accelerating time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams. Built from the ground up for IoT and road tested at scale, Aeris IoT Services are based on the broadest technology stack in the industry, spanning connectivity up to vertical solutions. As veterans of the industry, we know that implementing an IoT solution can be complex, and we pride ourselves on making it simpler.

    *For more information, contact:*
    Kevin Petschow Cindy Spodek Dickey
    *Aeris* *Roambee*
    +1.312.985.9182 +1.408.663.6655

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at Reported by GlobeNewswire 20 hours ago.

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    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police say a man opened fire inside a crowded Veterans of Foreign Wars post during a bingo game in Indiana, wounding one person before being tackled by patrons. Evansville Police Sgt. Mark Saltzman says hundreds of people were playing bingo during the Sunday evening shooting. Saltzman says the alleged gunman was […] Reported by Seattle Times 18 hours ago.

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    King 1101 Provides Apartments for Veterans and Families That Have Experienced Homelessness

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clifford Beers Housing (CBH) is proud to announce the grand opening event for its newest property, King 1101 Apartments. Located at 1101 Martin Luther King Blvd., just south of Downtown Los Angeles in Exposition Park, King 1101 is a 26-apartment community for formerly homeless families and military veterans, which also features street-front commercial space for a local social enterprise.These homes represent the latest chapter in CBH’s legacy of providing quality housing to members of the community who need it most. Since the nonprofit’s founding in 2005, CBH has worked tirelessly to develop apartment homes with on-site social services to help people who have experienced homelessness stabilize their lives. CBH’s goal is to break the cycle of homelessness by building communities that are affordable and beautifully designed for all Angelenos.

    The King 1101 Apartments grand opening event will take place on January 18, 2019, at 2 p.m., aptly scheduled during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend to celebrate his vision for a future of equal opportunity for all people. Expected speakers include Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

    “Homelessness can happen to anyone,” said Cristian Ahumada, executive director of Clifford Beers Housing. “King 1101 Apartments is our endeavor to follow in Dr. King’s footsteps and keep fighting so that all of our neighbors can have a home and a fair chance at a better life.”

    Norma R., one of the new residents calling King 1101 home, became homeless after losing her eyesight. “Now that I am in this comfortable and safe environment,” said Norma, “I will be able to get my health and education back and do what I really dream of, which is going back to work.”

    King 1101 Apartments will benefit taxpayers as well. When a person becomes permanently housed, the public cost for services like hospitals and jails is significantly decreased. In fact, according to a 2009 study by The United Way, the total cost of public services for two years on the street was $187,288 compared to $107,032 for two years in permanent housing with support services – a savings of nearly 43 percent. CBH has seen these results achieved in its ten currently operating properties, and continues to build on that success, with three more communities soon to start construction.

    “This beautiful building will help veterans, families, and those struggling in this very tough housing market,” said City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson. “It represents the best of what we can achieve in our community and the entire City of Angels.”

    King 1101 development partners include Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, general contractor GB Construction, and supportive service providers The People Concern and the Veterans Administration. For a full list of funders, visit

    *Who is Clifford Beers? Visit to find out!*

    Clifford Beers Housing is a non-profit organization that develops permanent supportive housing for the most vulnerable members of communities throughout Los Angeles. Since its founding in 2005, CBH has worked tirelessly to serve individuals and families that have experienced mental illness and homelessness, including veterans, seniors, families, youth, those with disabilities, and anyone in need of a stable, safe, affordable place to call home. It is CBH’s stated mission to help people exit homelessness for good. To date, CBH has brought ten separate housing communities into operation, totaling 561 homes and counting. The organization’s unique vision of high-quality, low-impact housing that benefits tenants and the neighborhood at large has earned awards from the U.S. Green Building Council, The Los Angeles Conservancy, The Urban Land Institute, The Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing and The City of Los Angeles, to name just a few. Connect with CBH on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn and YouTube.

    *Media Contact*
    Leslie Licano, Beyond Fifteen Communications
    (949) 733-8679 Reported by GlobeNewswire 17 hours ago.

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    Supreme Court Rejects Military Veterans Lawsuit Over Health Problems From Burn Pits The United States Supreme Court on Monday denied a legal attempt from U.S. troops who were sickened by smoke from open-air burn pits used to dispose of waste in Afghanistan and Iraq to hold defense contractors KBR Inc and Halliburton Co. responsible, according to Reuters. The justices left a 2018 lower court ruling in favor of the private companies in place. There were more than 60 lawsuits alleging that KBR Inc, a former Halliburton subsidiary, dumped tires, batteries, medical waste, and other materials into the burn pits which created harmful smoke. More than 800 service members said they developed gastrointestinal illnesses, neurological problems, respiratory problems, cancers, and other... Reported by WorldNews 17 hours ago.

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    The Bay Area startup with the biggest percentage jump in valuation in the fourth quarter is led by a former executive at Zynga Inc. who developed the Kindle reader's operating system while at Amazon. Another of the region's 10 hottest venture-based businesses was founded by veterans of the secretive auto tech unit at Apple. Here's a closer look at those startups and all the Bay Area companies whose valuations shot up the most in the last quarter of 2018. Reported by bizjournals 16 hours ago.

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    Shares of Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ:OMER) climbed Monday after it shared preliminary fourth-quarter results that showed revenue in the fourth quarter touched $22 million up from $4.6 million in the previous quarter. The Seattle, Washington biotech’s revenue received a boost from sales of OMIDRIA, an irrigating eye solution used during cataract surgery or intraocular lens replacement. Total and OMIDRIA revenues for the fourth quarter are expected to touch $22 million compared to $4.6 million in the third quarter and 13.8 million in the fourth quarter in the prior year. The biotech's stock climbed nearly 6.9% to $12.88. READ: Omeros trial results show little difference between the effect of drug and placebo in kidney disease study The company noted that the increase reflects strong demand for OMIDRIA from ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals following reinstatement of pass-through reimbursement for OMIDRIA on October 1, 2018. “We are very pleased that demand for OMIDRIA, in its first quarter of restored separate payment, has not only returned quickly to the levels experienced prior to the expiration of pass-through reimbursement but that quarterly revenue and sell-through results are already setting new high-water marks,” said Omeros Corporation CEO Gregory A Demopulos. The company said there was “Increased utilization” through commercial insurance and Veterans Health Administration systems which boosted revenue. “As expected, revenues from sales of OMIDRIA ramped up throughout the fourth quarter, and we look forward to continued revenue growth in 2019 as we prepare to commercialize OMS721 for the treatment of stem cell transplant-associated TMA,” said Demopulos. OMS721 has received orphan drug designation from the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy, considered a severe complication after cell transplantation. It is also a treatment for IgA Nephropathy, a kidney disease that occurs when an antibody called immunoglobulin A, or IgA, gets stuck in the kidneys and affects their ability to filter wastes from the blood. Contact Uttara Choudhury at Follow her on Twitter: @UttaraProactive  Reported by Proactive Investors 16 hours ago.

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