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.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of any company. There shall not be any offer, solicitation of an offer to buy, or sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offering, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement.







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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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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always consult with your physician before starting any new dietary supplement program.

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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Aug 09

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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Aug 07

Simpler Mortgage Forms Help Borrowers, but Sound Advice Still Needed Says John Marshall Law School Professor

(PRWEB) July 18, 2012

New home loan disclosure forms might help borrowers better understand the terms and conditions of their loans, but research by a professor at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago finds that borrowers can still be deceived even with the best of forms.

Evidence gathered after the mortgage crisis has shown that borrowers had trouble understanding what was in their lending documents, but Professor Debra Pogrund Stark of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago believes even with revisions to the forms borrowers still need the advice and assistance of an attorney or mortgage lender.

Making the forms simpler is an essential change, but so is requiring an unbiased expert who already possesses the relevant information to assist the borrower in making a wise home loan decision, Stark stresses.

Aug 05

CTI Group Reports a Return to Profitability During the First Quarter of 2014

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 15, 2014

Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2014 increased to $ 3,945,469 as compared to revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2013 of $ 3,885,326. The increase in revenues was primarily attributable to growth in revenues derived from our SmartRecord

Aug 02

Unknown Artist Jessilyn Park Uses Social Media to Make Waves


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 14, 2012

She isn’t famous, but you wouldn’t know that from the looks of her social media accounts. “I recently achieved a score of 76 on klout.com which is higher than Kobe Bryant & Nancy ODell,” says Jessilyn Park, Owner of Jessilyn Park Art Studio, “I had to laugh because everyone knows Kobe! Social media has truly given me an unexpected edge in awareness, I simply want the world to know my art and social media has allowed this to happen almost overnight.”

Social media allows users to connect with their target audience. Since picking up a paintbrush for the first time in December 2011, she’s been sharing her passion for painting with an ever-growing network. Park shares her journey with more than 20,000 people across social media platforms and has developed a loyal following. They were there to show support and even purchase her first painting. They watched her fly to Mexico to train with world-renowned artist, Leonid Afremov.

By using social media she won a national competition to be a wine label artist for Artiste Wines and will be recognized in the September issue of Orlando Home & Leisure highlighting her rise using social media.

“I try to engage the audience and build one-on-one connections with them. I even let them name my paintings by running ‘Name This Painting’ contests and sending the winning entrant a signed print,” Park explains. “They come up with some amazing names! It also gives me a general idea of how my paintings makes people feel. I enjoy that feedback.”

Many people have been catapulted to fame because of social media. Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube and is now an international teen pop sensation. Tila Tequila was discovered on MySpace and shortly thereafter was given her own reality show on MTV. Colbie Caillat was also discovered on MySpace and her first album, Coco, was certified 2x Platinum. Social media is here to stay and Park urges other small businesses to begin social media campaigns.

“I would definitely say that social media has played an integral part in my success, but I also think I’m a pretty awesome painter, too,” Jessilyn coyly said. She uses all social media outlets and even posts timelapse painting videos to her YouTube channel. “People recognize me on the street when I’m out. They say, ‘You’re that painter from Facebook!’ They even want pictures with me!”

Her art journey is just beginning. Follow her here: http://www.facebook.com/jessilynparkart and @jessilynpark on Twitter.







Jul 31

InvisiDerm Announces Zero Adverse Effects Two Years After Successful D`OXYVA


Pasadena, California (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

InvisiDerm, LLC d/b/a/ InvisiDerm Healthcare (InvisiDerm or the “Company”), an emerging world-leading developer and manufacturer of proprietary pain-free, non-invasive circulatory health and transdermal delivery methods under ISO13485 QMS implementation and certification, recently announced it has not received any adverse effect report by the study subjects who participated in its successful landmark IRB-approved human clinical study completed in mid-2012 using its patent pending D`OXYVA