Aug 31

LANXESS: New Rubber Production Line Opens in Dormagen


Dormagen (PRWEB) June 25, 2014

– EUR 18 million invested in production expansion for Baypren polychloroprene solid rubber

Innovative dry finishing production technology cuts water consumption and waste gas emissions
Two new Baypren variants added to portfolio
Annual production capacity boosted by 10 percent to 63,000 metric tons of solid rubber

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has completed the expansion of its Baypren polychloroprene solid rubber production operations in Dormagen. Werner Breuers, member of the LANXESS AG Board of Management, and Jan Paul de Vries, head of LANXESS High Performance Elastomers business unit, officially inaugurated the new production line Wednesday, June 18.

It uses the innovative dry finishing production technology developed, tested and taken to the market-ready stage by LANXESS specifically for this purpose. This technology enables Baypren to be manufactured in a more resource-friendly way. LANXESS is also adding two new variants of this high-performance synthetic rubber to its product portfolio at the Dormagen site. The specialty chemicals company has invested some EUR 18 million in expanding production.

This investment is further proof of our leading know-how in the field of high-performance synthetic rubber, says Breuers. By expanding our Baypren plant, we are providing the market with new impetus and demonstrating our strength to our customers. The new production line also once again highlights our staffs impressive innovative skills and inventive spirit, he adds.

Innovative Production Technology

The innovative dry finishing technology now being used at the Baypren facility in Dormagen reduces the number of production steps and conserves resources when manufacturing the synthetic rubber, among other things by dehydrating the rubber in a special extrusion device. This means far less water is required, which also reduces the amount of wastewater generated. The natural gas previously needed to dry the rubber is no longer necessary either, so less waste air is produced.

As a result of the production expansion, LANXESS is also offering its customers two new Baypren grades under the names Baypren High Performance and Baypren Green Finishing. Both variants are manufactured on the dry finishing production line. Our new Baypren Green Finishing grades feature enhanced crosslinking, while Baypren High Performance benefits from further optimized flow behavior. These properties help increase the speed of the injection molding process for technical moldings and reduce energy consumption, explains de Vries. This results in significant economic benefits for our customers, he adds.

The existing production lines will remain in operation to meet the continuing customer demand for traditional Baypren grades. By expanding the plant, LANXESS is increasing its annual production capacity in Dormagen by some 10 percent to a total of 63,000 metric tons of solid rubber.

Baypren High-performance Rubber Highly Versatile

Baypren high-performance rubber grades are highly versatile and combine good resistance to weathering, oil and heat with impressive impermeability to gases. Applications include the automotive sector, where they are used to make windshield wipers, hoses, belts, seals, insulating foams and air springs. They also help ensure that no air escapes from the floats of dinghies and protect against hypothermia and injuries in watersports suits. Globally speaking, this LANXESS material is used to make nearly one in two protective suits of this kind.

Dormagen Center for High-performance Synthetic Rubber

With a workforce of around 1,000, Dormagen is the third largest LANXESS production site in Germany and one of the most important sites for synthetic rubber worldwide. The Baypren facility alone, which belongs to LANXESS High Performance Elastomers (HPE) business unit, employs some 250 staff. HPE is part of LANXESS Performance Polymers segment, which recorded sales of EUR 4.5 billion in fiscal 2013.

Further information about Baypren high-performance rubber grades is available at http://www.baypren.com.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.3 billion in 2013 and roughly 17,000 employees in 31 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and DJSI Europe) and FTSE4Good as well as CDPs Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

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Aug 29

North America Smart Water Management Market is Expected to Reach $3.64 billion in 2018 – New Report by MicroMarket Monitor


(PRWEB) July 18, 2014

The climate has been changing across all geographies. Also, increase in urbanization and growth of infrastructure is leading to the depletion of various essential resources, especially water. Hence, there is an exponential rise in the need to conserve water and deploy advanced technological solutions to effectively utilize and manage it. This has resulted in the demand for smart water management services, which is at an all-time high, and this trend will continue in the near future. Globally, the total worth of the smart water management market can be approximated at $ 5.43 billion. This market is expected to grow to $ 12.03 billion by the end of 2018.

http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/smart-water-management-reports-2140218803.html

The smart water management market in the North American region was valued at $ 1.77 billion in 2013. Smart cities projects are on a rise in the North American region. Also, regulatory compliance is mandatory in these regions. Hence, there is huge focus on the upgradation of water infrastructure; leading to a higher demand for smart water management services. This market is predicted to grow at a percentage of 15.4% on an annual basis and eventually reach $ 3.64 billion by the end of 2018. Some of the major market players are Itron, Inc., Elster, Badger Meter, Neptune Technology Group, and Sensus.

Browse through the market data tables, figures and detailed ToC on the North America Smart Water Management Market.

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Latin America Smart Water Management Market

The Latin American smart water management market was pegged at $ 394.80 million in 2013.The need to conserve water resources is fueling the demand for technologically advanced water management solutions. Also, privatization is leading to higher foreign inflows. These aspects lead to the growth of this market. It is poised to grow annually at a rate of 21.5% and be worth $ 1.05 billion by the end of 2018. Inability to afford potable water can act as a serious restraint for this market. Itron, Inc. and Elster are the prominent enterprises that provide services in this market.

http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/latin-america-smart-water-management-5609947343.html

Europe Smart Water Management Market

The European smart water management market was valued at $ 1.73 billion in 2013. This value is projected to increase to $ 3.46 billion by the end of 2018. This growth is calculated to be 14.9% annually. The European Union has widely innovated and adopted advanced solutions in smart water management. A project has been implemented that would provide 80% of households with smart water meters by the year 2020. Companies with higher market share are Neptune Technology Group, Itron, Inc., Sensus, Diehl Group, and Elster.

http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-smart-water-management-4495172837.html

Asia-Pacific Smart Water Management Market

Due to a political push and increase in privatization, various metropolitan cities in the Asia-Pacific region have started deploying enhanced technological solutions for the purpose of water management. For instance, Singapore is looking into Intelligent Water Management System (IWMS). Non-revenue water (NRW) is the only factor that poses a threat to this market. The total valuation of the smart water management market in the APAC region was $ 987.00 million in the year 2013. This market is forecast to reach $ 2.40 billion by 2018. The annual growth rate for the period 2013-2018 has been projected at 19.4%. Main industry leaders for this market are Itron, Inc. and Elster.

http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-smart-water-management-6494413209.html

Middle East and Africa Smart Water Management Market

As of 2013, the total revenue of the MEA regions smart water management market was $ 548.60 million and this is set to grow to $ 1.50 billion by the end of the year 2018. The main driving force behind the growth of this market is the extensive push given by the various government initiatives being implemented. Also, countries in the MEA region are adopting advanced technological solutions for the purpose of water management. The calculated CAGR is 22.2% between 2013 and 2018. Itron, Inc. is the major service provider of smart water management solutions in this market.

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Aug 26

Snikwah Provides Real Protection for Buyers at ICAST 2014


Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 15, 2014

Snikwahs Original is a shirt like no other. Its not just another pretty face- it has real benefits that make it a top choice for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes. One of the main benefits of Snikwah’s fishing apparel is full sun protection. Clothing is our first line of defense against the suns harmful ultraviolet rays and Snikwah has you covered on all fronts. It is long-sleeved, has the a convertible neck for head and neck coverage and carries a SPF50 rating, which according to expert Dr. Wang, Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Dermatology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, “SPF 50 keeps out 98 percent of UVB rays, allowing the highest protection available. If you are light-sensitive, or have a history of skin cancer, every a single percentage point makes a significant difference.” The Snikwah Original is ideal for fishing boating, motorcycling and anyone working or playing outside. With nearly 3.7 million skin cancers diagnoses in the US annually, extra protection is a must.

In addition to providing full sun protection, the full line of Snikwah products are made entirely of drirelease fabric. This technologically advanced fabric has a many benefits. What makes drirelease so revolutionary is it keeps you cooler in hotter temperatures and warmer in colder temperatures. It also has a special weave that actually pulls liquid away from the skin and pushes it outside of the fabric, where it quickly evaporates. This moisture-transport system is built into the yarn and delivers wicking that wont wash out over time. This ingenuity keeps the wearer comfortable in almost any situation and allows them to comfortably do what they do best.

Snikwahs active wear line provides comfort, style, and sun protection you can adjust. It is the ideal shirt for active living in any climate, in any activity. Production of Snikwahs new ME FISH graphic line is in full swing and will be officially released at ICAST 2014.

For interviews or further press information contact: Jacob Albion at jake(at)thrivefocus(dot)com.

About Snikwah: Snikwah is a clothing line based in Naples, Florida. The creators wanted active wear that allowed them to do what they do, only better. Just like the people that wear it, there is nothing else quite like it. The Snikwah line of shirts are patented, convertible neck performance shirts featuring full range head and upper body coverage. They are made of top quality wicking material by Dri-Release

Aug 24

Film Festival Week LA Gears Up To Launch Its Inaugural Showcase of Films, Webisodes and TV Programs

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2012

Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspot Confidential (424 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills) from 7pm- 11pm.

Organizers programmed selections for ITN DISTRIBUTION FILM & WEBISODE FESTIVAL; LA FILM, TV & WEBISODE FESTIVAL; INDEPENDENT FILM QUARTERLY FILM & WEBISODE FESTIVAL; NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NYIFF).

Dozens of gems are expected to unspool over the week with many titles available for distribution. The current changes in modern technology allow entrepreneurial filmmakers both young and old to realize their celluloid dreams. 150 Filmmakers will represent 20 countries including, Australia, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, China, France, Germany Israel, Mongolia, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, India, Nepal, Ireland, Norway, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, and all over the US.

Not surprisingly talent ranges in scope from novice to established. Notables include: Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon; Emmy award-winning actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin; Paul Sorvino; Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts; Richard Chamberlain (The Thorn Birds); Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs); Jon Heder (Napolean Dynamite); Sally Kirkland; Missi Pyle (The Artist); Patrick Muldoon; Rene Ashton; Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart); Michael Sorvino (Summer of Sam, Human Trafficking); Betsy Rue (My Bloody Valentine, Halloween II); Phil Messerer creator of the Vampire Diaries Franchise; Daeg Faerch (Rob Zombie’s Halloween); Dee Wallace (ET); actress/model/musician Tila Tequila; Nick Hogan (Hogan Knows Best); Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest); Charlene Tilton (Dallas); Tom Christensen (Squatters); Robert Prescott (Burn After Reading, Michael Clayton); Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated producer Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, When Harry Met Sally); award-winning producer Michael Landon Jr. (Love Comes Softly, The Velveteen Rabbit); Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), Sandy Martin (Napoleon Dynamite), Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds), up-and-coming actor Coleman McClary (star of the award-winning Bar Noise); producer Evan Ginzburg (The Wrestler) and rising stars Sybil (The Temp) and India Irving.

FILM FESTIVAL WEEK HIGHLIGHTS:

ITN DISTRIBUTION FILM & WEBISODE FESTIVAL:

ASHES: The story of two brothers from the inner city whose lives are unraveling. As one plummets deeper into mental illness, the other, Ashes, copes by throwing himself into the dangerous New York underworld. Cast: Ajay Naidu, Piper Perabo, Faran Tahir, Heather Burns, Debargo Sanyal, Firdous Bamji, Maurice Carr, Peter Macon, Reena Shah, Samrat Chakrabarti, Wayne Kasserman.

Directed by Ajay Naidu. 77min. Feature Drama.

**Friday, April 13th, 8:00pm Chaplin Theatre

MASTERMINDS: A legitimate businessman named Rocket sets up a sophisticated underground scheme to steal from criminals, so that he may avoid legal ramifications.

Cast: Tila Tequila, Nick Hogan, Tray Chaney, Luke Marr, Darius Willis. Directed by David Keary, 90 min. Feature Drama/Crime/Action.

**Saturday, April 14th 6:00pm Fairbanks Theatre

NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE: Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this compelling documentary tells intimate stories of anarchist chocolate-maker, Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company Co-operative and independent cocoa farmer, Nelice Stewart. Directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani. 67min. Documentary.

**Thursday, April 12th, 6:00pm Pickford Theatre

LA FILM, TV & WEBISODE FESTIVAL:

GOD DONT MAKE THE LAWS: In a town frozen in time, a boy with a past comes for a girl with no future. This is the picturesque Village of Rockwell where nobody gets sick; nobody ages, and nobody dies due to a tragic bus crash that took the lives of the 1977 undefeated Rockwell High School Basketball Team. Cast: Paul Sorvino, Bruce Davison, Ella Rae Peck, Lucas Salvago, Robert Prescott

Directed by David Sabbath,100 min. Drama.

**Saturday, April 14, 12 Noon Pickford Theatre

JOURNEY TO JAMAA: A true and deeply moving account of the difficult and often dangerous journey two orphaned children are forced to make to find their only remaining family. Directed by award-winning producer Michael Landon Jr. and produced by World Vision.42:02min. Short Film/Family/Drama/Cultural.

VEGAN 101, SEASON 2: The second season stars Oscar-nominated actor, Eric Roberts as Dr. Eaton Wright, in a hilarious look at what happens when Dr. Wright takes the vegan lifestyle by storm with this TV show Eating Right. Cast: Eric Roberts. Music by Keaton Simons.

Directed by Joanne Rose. Comedy.

INDEPENDENT FILM QUARTERLY FILM & WEBISODE FESTIVAL:

MONT REVE: Marco della Riva, an Italian student at the elite Swiss boarding school, Mont Reve, is not your ordinary guy. A fierce athlete and secretly a writer, he is quite the trouble maker and of course a ladies man. But when Marco’s eyes set upon Divina V. Rawling, a British classmate and dancer with a perfect record and lineage extraordinaire, his charm is tested.

Directed by Rocky Collins and Lynn von Kesting. Cast: India Irving and Mario Rivelli. 116min. Romantic Comedy. Featuring music by George Michael, Sting, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Otis Redding, Boyz II Men, Jamie Foxx, The Pointer Sisters, Pino Daniele, Corneille, Etta James, Neri Per Caso and more!

** Thursday, April 12th 7:30pm Chaplin Theatre & Fairbanks Theatre

SEBASTIAN: Miranda Barnes (Meadow Williams) is a tragic yet gallant

figure. Stunning events rapidly awaken strength and spiritual awareness essential for her survival. Is Sebastian an angel sent from God or a psychopathic serial killer. Directed by Gregori Martin. Cast: Meadow Williams, Daeg Faerch, Betsy Rue, Dee Wallace. 107 min. Sci-Fi/Action.

** Saturday, April 14th 8:00pm Fairbanks Theatre

DEAD GRANDMA!: A young college student named Andy finds himself in a world of trouble when his grandma comes back from the dead to help him find love.

Directed by Will Kindrick. Cast: Jon Heder, Matt Heder, Beverly Welsh,

Chase Bingham, Don Lucas, Michael Coady, Nicholas Zaharias, Shannon

Mary Dixon, Umberto Riva, Will Kindrick. Family Comedy.

** Saturday, April 14th 6:20pm Pickford Theatre

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NYIFF):

ACTORS ANONYMOUS: Rehabilitating actors back into society using a 12-step program.

Directed by Bryan Stratte. Cast: Rene Ashton, Sally Kirkland, Lorenzo

Lamas, Charlene Tilton, Brian Krause, Deena Dill, Lou Pizarro, Wally

Campo, Paul Witten, Shawna Craig. 22min. Television/Comedy.

**Friday, April 13th 8:00pm Fairbanks Theatre

MILF MONEY: A dramedy about three single, suburban moms who turn to prostitution to keep their heads above water.

Directed by Aaron Priest. Cast: Missi Pyle, Patrick Muldoon, Brian Krause, Rene Ashton, Deena Dill. 22min. Television/Drama/Comedy.

**Friday, April 13th 8:00pm Fairbanks Theatre

HUBRISTIC: The rise and fall and lesser rise and greater fall of Tristan Stanfield.

Directed by Owen Stanley. Cast: Coleman McClary and Tom Christensen.

75 min. Comedy.

**Saturday, April 14th 4:00pm Chaplin Theatre

TICKETS & BOX OFFICE INFORMATION FOR FILM FESTIVAL WEEK LA: Tickets are $ 12 in advance on http://www.ticketweb.com. Guests can go to http://www.ticketweb.com and type in the name of your films title in the

Aug 21

Ironridge Global Partners, LLC Registration Statement Declared Effective By U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 16, 2014

Ironridge Global Partners, LLC, an institutional investor making direct equity investments in micro-cap public companies, announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has declared a resale registration statement for Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. effective after a full review. This is the third registration statement declared effective by the SEC in 2014 for an Ironridge Global financing.

A resale registration statement on Form S-3 was filed by Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. on April 8, 2014, to register shares of common stock issuable to Ironridge Global upon conversion of Series C Preferred Stock purchased for cash. After review by the SEC, the registration statement was declared effective on May 27, 2014. The May 27, 2014 final Prospectus for Registration Statement No. 333-195136 is available through EDGAR on the SECs website. Ironridge Global has funded a total of $ 16 million to Ascent Solar to date.

In addition, a resale registration statement on Form S-1 was filed by PositiveID Corporation on December 19, 2013, to register shares of common stock issuable to Ironridge Global upon conversion of shares of Series F Preferred Stock that Irornidge previously purchased for cash. After two full substantive reviews by the SEC, and two amendments to provide additional disclosures concerning the issuer and various prior transactions, the registration statement was declared effective on February 6, 2014. The February 7, 2014 final Prospectus for Registration Statement No. 333-192965 is available through EDGAR on the SECs website. Ironridge Global provided a total of $ 5 million in funding to PositiveID to date.

Also, a resale registration statement on Form F-3 was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Genetic Technologies Limited on December 20, 2013, to register American Depository Receipts issuable to Ironridge Global BioPharma Co. upon conversion of $ 5 million in convertible notes that Ironridge Global BioPharma previously purchased from Genetic Technologies for $ 5 million in cash. That registration statement was declared effective on January 3, 2014. The January 6, 2014 final Prospectus for Registration Statement No. 333-192967 is also available on EDGAR.

The successful completion of another SEC review of an Ironridge Global financing is a further demonstration of the results of the funds ongoing commitment to securities compliance,” commented Ironridge Global Partners managing director John C. Kirkland, The firm remains a thought leader in best practices for micro-cap financing, and looks forward to funding many future transactions for promising emerging growth companies.

About Ironridge Global

Ironridge Global Partners, LLC and its subsidiary Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. are institutional investors, making direct equity investments in micro-cap public companies. The fund has entered into more than 60 equity financing transactions since 2011, ranging from under a quarter million to $ 25 million each. Ironridge Global seeks to be a long-term financial partner, assisting public companies in financing growth and expansion by supplying innovative funding solutions and flexible capital. For more information on Ironridge Global Partners, please visit http://www.ironridgeglobal.com.

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Aug 19

Chicago-Based Connexion Announces the Release of Their 2014-15 Midwest Regional Energy Reduction Incentive Quick Guide Publication

Buffalo Grove, IL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

Connexion, a leading provider of electrical and energy solutions to Midwest area businesses, has announced the release of their expanded 2014-15 edition Energy Incentive Quick Guide.

Were excited to once again make available our popular Energy Incentive Quick Guide. This years expanded guide includes key building code resources as well as effectively summarizing the energy reduction incentives available through ComEd, Nicor Gas and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, in one easy to navigate publication, commented Daniel Dobski, Connexions Director of Marketing.

In the Midwest, the energy incentive landscape continues to evolve with the inclusion of new LED lighting measures, new control/sensor requirements, additional HVAC/Refrigeration incentives and expanded standard/custom programs jointly offered through the DCEO, Nicor Gas and ComEd. Connexions Energy Incentive Quick Guide was created to provide a building owner or chief sustainability officer a quick means to finding the wealth of available energy conservation measures and incentives beyond the basic T12 to T8 lighting retrofit conversions.

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Aug 17

Need for Clean & Continuous Water Supply Drives Demand for Water Supply and Irrigation Systems, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 24, 2014

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Increasing water demand and a corresponding decline in water supply has increased the significance of good quality water. Dwindling water sources, growing industrialization, and rapid population growth coupled with ground and surface water pollution are exerting immense pressure on water resources, necessitating immediate and effective measures to tackle the issue. Water supply and treatment technologies, in this regard, are witnessing strong demand in sync with the spiraling need for clean and potable water. With governments across the world now focusing on establishing efficient water supply systems to ensure sustainable development, investments in highly efficient water and wastewater treatment technologies is increasing.

A large percentage of water supply and sewer systems currently in operation across the world are obsolete and in dire need of upgrade. Against this backdrop, funding for modernization of water infrastructure, especially in developed countries, will create significant opportunities for the growth of water supply systems. Additionally, growing population in developing markets and rapid urbanization are creating an enormous need for expanding water supplies. To ensure water security amidst growing concerns over an impending water crisis, utilities worldwide are focusing on alternative water supply sources, such as recycled water, to address growing water requirements.

The agricultural sector is one of the largest consumers of freshwater. Demand for advanced irrigation systems is poised to grow in line with the increase in world crop production and the accompanying rise in both arable land and irrigated land area. Existing practices such as using ditches for irrigation are known to be highly inefficient and lead to enormous water wastage. And given the growing water shortage and rising cost of water, focus is being shed on efficient water usage. As a result, innovative irrigation technologies hold strong potential for growth. Modern micro irrigation systems are growing in popularity for its ability to lower the volume of water required for irrigation. Other technologies poised to benefit include turf and landscape irrigation systems, which utilize automatic controllers that are capable of regulating watering using scientific calculations based on plant needs.

As stated by the new market research report on Water Supply and Irrigation Systems, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Emerging economies are forecast to provide lucrative opportunities for future growth in the market. The low rate of farm mechanization in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America holds huge untapped demand potential for irrigation machinery. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market worldwide with a CAGR of 7.4% during the analysis period.

Major players covered in the report include American Water Works Company Inc., Aqua America Inc., Artesian Water Company, Deere & Company, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, NaanDanJain Irrigation Ltd., Lindsay Corporation, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Middlesex Water Company, Nelson Irrigation Corporation, Netafim Ltd., Rain Bird Corporation, Suez Environnement, Thames Water Commercial Services Ltd., The Toro Company, and Veolia Environnement among others.

The research report titled “Water Supply and Irrigation Systems: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, and strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections in US dollars for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India and Rest of Asia Pacific), Middle East and Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America).

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www.strategyr.com/Water_Supply_and_Irrigation_Systems_Market_Report.asp

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Aug 14

BuyCBDOnline.co Announces New CBD Products Now Available


Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

BuyCBDOnline.co, one of the Internet’s leading retailer of CBD-rich Hemp Oil infused products, is pleased to announce that it is now able to offer several new and innovative products to this young and growing market.

“The market is demanding the comeback of hemp based products to shelves across America,” site founder Jason Liss says. “In the world of nutrition, hemp is a rock star. This is enhanced by the fact that consumers are looking for nutrient dense and organic choices in their lives. Hemp will fill that void, as it has the perfect ratio of omega fatty acids, and contains all of the essential amino acids necessary for your body to thrive. With the constant media coverage of cannabidiol (CBD), as well as legislation being enacted across the country that is focused on CBD, I feel that we are poised to provide to consumers exactly what they are looking for: innovative, healthy, and easy to use options to introduce hemp-based cannabinoids into the body on a daily basis.”

New CBD Product Coming To Market

“We are pleased to announce that we are now carrying Java Joe’s Hemp Coffee, made with a proprietary blend of organically grown Jamaican Blue Mountain Ground Coffee, hemp seeds, and CBD rich hemp oil,” continues Liss. “These products signify the commitment we are making to providing tasty, simple ways to incorporate naturally occurring hemp-based cannabinoids, like CBD, into cannabinoid-starved bodies worldwide.”

Java Joe’s Hemp Coffee

Grown in the world renowned region known as the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, this coffee creates an incredible cup of Joe with each and every brew. These highly revered beans are characterized by its sweet, mellow, lingering finish, with a delicate balance of floral aroma, acidity and full body. It is for these reasons that Java Joes utilized organically grown Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans to create the first ever CBD Rich Hemp Oil infused coffee.

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring constituent of the industrial hemp plant and hemp oil. All of the cannabinoids in our products, including CBD, are naturally-occurring constituents of industrial hemp and hemp oil.

BuyCBDOnline.co does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act. The Company does sell and distribute industrial hemp oil-based products.







Aug 12

FNC Index: Home Prices Up 0.6% Amid Moderating Annual Rate of Price Appreciation


Oxford, MS (PRWEB) June 16, 2014

The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continue to firm up moderately despite weaker-than-expected home sales in recent months. Constructed to gauge the price movement among normal home sales excluding distressed properties, the index rose 0.6% from March to April. In a sign that the annual rate of home price appreciation has peaked, the indexs year-over-year change has moderated for a second consecutive month since February.

Low interest rates and continued declines in home foreclosures contribute to the price gain amid weak housing activity and modest economic growth. As of May, foreclosure sales nationwide accounted for 12.2% of total home sales, down from 14.5% in April. The for-sale markets continue to see moderately rising asking prices and relatively fewer price markdowns, consistent with constrained inventory. Mays average asking price rose 2.3% and the months asking-price discount was 2.2%, down from Aprils 2.4%.

FNCs RPI is the mortgage industrys first hedonic price index built on a comprehensive database that blends public records of residential sales prices with real-time appraisals of property and neighborhood attributes. As a gauge of underlying home values, the RPI excludes final sales of REO and foreclosed homes, which are frequently sold with large price discounts, likely reflecting poor property conditions.

Based on recorded sales of non-distressed properties (existing and new homes) in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, the FNC national composite index shows that April home prices rose moderately at a seasonally unadjusted rate of 0.6%. Since February, home prices have been firming up at a steady rate of about a half percentage point. The two narrower indices (30- and 10-MSA composites) show a similar pace of price gain in the nations top housing markets. Their year-over-year trends also indicate that the annual rates of home price appreciation have moderated for a second consecutive month after reaching the peak in February.

Twenty-five component markets show a positive month-to-month change, led by Phoenix (1.7%), Charlotte (1.7%), and Sacramento (1.6%), and followed closely by nine other markets at more than 1.0% each. Although Aprils gains are generally more subdued compared to March, fewer markets recorded price declines during April. In Denver in particular, after seven consecutive months of negative growth, the trend is finally reversed with prices up 1.0%.

With Aprils year-over-year change exceeding 20%, Riverside, Calif., Sacramento, and Miami lead the chart in the annual rate of home price appreciation, followed by Orlando (19.7%), Las Vegas (18.3%), San Francisco (17.6%), and San Diego (17.1%). However, annual price accelerations have moderated across 20 component cities including the ones above. Meanwhile, the Cumulative Recovery numbers continue to show a widening gap across the nation more than two years into the recovery.







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Increase in Bed Bugs Is a Cause for Concern for Phoenix Area Residents


Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

10 years ago residents of the Phoenix metro area hadn’t even heard the term “bed bugs” outside of child hood rhymes. According to AZCentral and NBC they are a common problem and there are more incidents with each passing year. Bed bugs are much more than just an annoyance. They are very difficult to get rid of and can cause severe health problems. Phoenix residents should act immediately if they suspect that they might have bed bugs in their home.

One Phoenix mother Jessica K. recently learned her 4-year-old son had autism when she discovered his rocking chair was infested with bed bugs. The problem had remained a mystery for months until she decided it was essential to clean the chair. For months, she had also mistaken her bed bug bites for mosquito bites, an important clue for consumers suspecting the presence of bed bugs in their home.

The concerned Arizona mother consulted many websites and identified the bed bug by its features. She even tried a natural product – diatomaceous earth – to rid the chair of the pests, but with no success. This remedy provided a measure of control, but did not solve her problem. Neither did carpet tape.

Struggling with her own disability and her son’s autism, Jessica could not believe the prices she was quoted by local companies for treating Phoenix bed bugs. It was difficult to combat feelings of desperation over the cost of pest control.

She recalls, “Up until that point I had contacted numerous companies and was about to move forward with Green Home Pest Control because their prices were fair. They had great reviews online and are known for bed bugs Phoenix control. They also were willing to work with me on paying and were going to let me pay for it in a few different payments, which was nice.”

The young mom was frustrated with the itchy bites of Phoenix bed bugs, often losing sleep over the whole situation. Then, she learned she needed a risky surgery and became more concerned than ever about her family’s finances. Green Home Pest Control’s owner, Jon, came to her rescue, personally calling her and offering to resolve the bed bug problem at no charge.

Jessica and her family received a quality Phoenix pest control service from a family-owned company that cares about local residents and their families. She assured the owner, “With my son just being diagnosed with autism, it changes your life. Bed Bugs are the worst possible thing that could happen after. I have never had anyone help me like this. It’s very much appreciated!”

Green Home Pest Control, a leader of pest control Phoenix services, solved one struggling family’s bed bug infestation in Phoenix using an eco-friendly method and changed their lives for the better. Green Home Pest Control always strives to use agents that are botanical or organically derived, ensuring the safety of all ages in every home they visit.







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