Day: March 21, 2018

Oil-Dri Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividends and Authorizes Stock Repurchases

CHICAGO, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Board of Directors of Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE:ODC) today declared quarterly cash dividends of $0.23 per share of the Company’s Common Stock and $0.173 per share of the Company’s Class B Stock. The dividends declared will be payable on June 1, 2018 to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 18, 2018. The Company has paid cash dividends continuously since 1974 and has increased dividends annually for fourteen consecutive years. The Board of Directors also ratified its prior authorizations to repurchase 250,000 shares of Common Stock approved on

Great Women of Gaming Awards Seek Gaming Executives Committed to Excellence

LAS VEGAS, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Gaming Women today announced its call for nominations for the 2018 Great Women Of Gaming Awards. Great Women Of Gaming Awards, originally created by Casino Enterprise Management (CEM) Magazine in 2004, were designed to recognize and encourage outstanding achievements by women in the gaming industry. In 2016, CEM transferred the Awards to Global Gaming Women. In keeping with the mission of Global Gaming Women, the Awards have been updated to broaden the awareness, strengthen prestige and celebrate the success of women in the worldwide gaming industry. Additionally, the Awards seek to

WestEd and MIND Research Institute Release Unprecedented National Study on Edtech Math Program

Irvine, Calif., March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The largest study of its kind to evaluate an education technology math program nationally, including over 150,000 students between 2013 and 2016, was released today by independent education research firm WestEd. Researchers found that schools consistently using ST Math could boost their state test scores enough to, on average, jump by as much as 14 percentile points in their statewide math ranking. Created by MIND Research Institute, ST Math is a PreK-8 visual instructional math program used by more than 1.2 million students across 47 states. The study began with 474 schools

Thirst Project to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What: Thirst Project will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Seth Maxwell, Founder & CEO, will ring the Opening Bell.  Where:Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When:Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET     Thirst Project Media Contact:Emily Tayloremily@advantagepr.com Nasdaq MarketSite Media Contact:Emily Pan(646) 441-5120emily.pan@nasdaq.com Feed Information:Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Social Media:For multimedia features such

REPORT: Budget 2018 needs to address the elephant in the room

EDMONTON, Alberta, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With global oil prices staying “lower for longer,” Alberta’s 2018 budget must fix the revenue hole that has loomed since Ralph Klein’s reckless tax cuts, according to a 2018 budget submission report commissioned by the province’s largest workers’ advocacy organization in collaboration with economist Hugh Mackenzie. Between 2005-06 and the end of the boom in 2014-15, resources accounted for a staggering 21-42 percent of total revenue, averaging 27 percent. But since the global price of oil has plummeted, current budget projections show resources contributing only 9.3% of provincial revenue. “A closer look

Dance Against Cancer to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What: Dance Against Cancer will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Erin Fogarty-Bittner, Co-Founder, will ring the Closing Bell.  Where:Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When:Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET    Dance Against Cancer Contact:Lauren Josey(336) 906-5903lmjosey@gmail.com Nasdaq MarketSite Media Contact:Emily Pan(646) 441-5120emily.pan@nasdaq.com Feed Information:Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Social Media:For multimedia features such

Plastics Recycling 101: How to Recycle More Plastics

Toronto, ON, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — We’ve all been there. Standing in front of the recycling bin, staring at a plastic container and wondering, “Can I recycle this?” We all want to recycle more plastics and create a cleaner environment for our loved ones and ourselves. Here are some tips that can help you recycle more of your everyday plastics. Plastics recycling varies by community While nearly all Canadians have access to plastics recycling, exactly which plastics you can recycle depends on the recycling program in your area. You typically can learn which plastics are recyclable by visiting

SmartMetric, The Developer Of The Biometric Safer Credit Card, Says Research Shows 74% Of Consumers Value Security Over Rewards When Deciding Between Credit Cards

NEW YORK, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB:SMME) – From the U.S. CONSUMER PAYMENT STUDY by TSYS  “We know many consumers are concerned about card security. Although those of us in the industry recognize the security features which are in place with cards, we were interested in consumers’ perceptions and how they rank rewards compared to security. We were rather surprised at the response: 74 percent ranked security and fraud protection as their priority, with 26 percent preferring rewards. Shopping for a New Card: Rewards or Security 74% Ranked #1 for security and fraud protection” (1) 26% Ranked

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Selects EnergyCAP Energy Management Information Solution

State College, PA, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (CoPA) has selected EnergyCAP, Inc.’s (ECI) EnergyCAP® Enterprise software and complementary Bill CAPture℠ service as the foundation of the Commonwealth’s on-going efforts to reduce energy costs and consumption across state-owned and -managed facilities. EnergyCAP was procured by CoPA through ECI’s GSA contract, which guarantees that the state pays the lowest available fees for the EnergyCAP software license, implementation services, user training, and on-going software support and maintenance.  Initially, the commonwealth’s electric and heating fuel data will be tracked in EnergyCAP, with water and other commodities to be

SHAMARAN ANNOUNCES PAYMENT FOR ATRUSH OIL DELIVERIES

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA , March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. (“ShaMaran” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: SNM) (OMX: SNM) reports that TAQA Atrush BV, Operator of the Atrush Block, has received USD 17.5 million on behalf of the Atrush co-venturers from the Kurdistan Regional Government as payment for December 2017 crude oil deliveries from the Atrush license to the export market. These funds will be shared between the Atrush co-venturers according to the terms of the agreements. OTHER This is information that ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The

ShaMaran Announces Payment for Atrush Oil Deliveries

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. (“ShaMaran” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:SNM) (OMX:SNM) reports that TAQA Atrush BV, Operator of the Atrush Block, has received USD 17.5 million on behalf of the Atrush co-venturers from the Kurdistan Regional Government as payment for December 2017 crude oil deliveries from the Atrush license to the export market. These funds will be shared between the Atrush co-venturers according to the terms of the agreements. OTHER This is information that ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted

McCafé Debuts New Turtle Beverages

OAK BROOK, Ill., March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — McDonald’s announced today its celebrating the flavors of coffee with the new McCafé Turtle beverages. This continues McDonald’s commitment to McCafé by giving customers more quality coffee experiences, flavors and choices. The Turtle coffee beverages are seasonal, café-quality drinks featuring a delicious blend of chocolaty, caramel and hazelnut flavors. Beginning this April, coffee lovers nationwide can choose from an Iced Turtle Macchiato, Turtle Macchiato or Iced Turtle Coffee at participating U.S. restaurants for a limited time. These new beverages bring new flavors in the most popular McCafé beverage forms, joining an

Pierre-Paul Allard, EVP of Worldwide Sales at Check Point Software Technologies, Recognized as 2018 CRN® Channel Chief

SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP), a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Pierre-Paul Allard, EVP of Worldwide Sales, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies

HIA Leads in Hearing Healthcare at Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hearing Industries Association (HIA) held its 2018 annual meeting in Washington D.C. March 19-20. As the trusted voice on hearing healthcare, HIA addressed patient safety and education, delivery care, innovation and public policy at the meeting themed “Hearing Forward 2020.” HIA members, partners and guests received insight and updates on topics including collaborating with government rule-making agencies, digital health technologies, advances in telemedicine, and aging in America.   “HIA is committed to collaborating with the hearing aid industry, medical research and patient advocacy groups to ensure patients are always put first,” said

Family Office Exchange Expands into Latin America

CHICAGO, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Family Office Exchange (FOX), a global learning and networking community of enterprise families and their key advisors, announced that it has launched the FOX Americas Family Enterprise Council for families in Latin America or interested in Latin America with its next meeting in Miami on April 25-26, 2018. This peer group of family leaders from prominent business-owning families from countries ranging from Chile to Canada will meet twice a year in Miami. Miguel López de Silanes, Managing Director of FOX for Europe and Latin America will moderate the Council along with Alexandre Monnier,

IIROC Trading Halt / Suspension de la negociation par l'OCRCVM – DA.DB.A  

TORONTO, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The following issues have been halted by IIROC / L’OCRCVM a suspendu la négociation des titres suivants : Company / Société : Discovery Air Inc TSX Symbol / Symbole TSX : DA.DB.A   Reason / Motif : Pending News / Nouvelle en attente Halt Time (ET) / Heure de la suspension (HE)  12:35 PM ET / 12 h 35 (HE)           IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are implemented to ensure a fair and orderly market.

Study Finds Most Instagrammed Cruise Destinations According to 1.8M Posts

MONTREAL, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to a study of over 1.8M Instagram posts by cruise booking site Seahub, the Caribbean and the Bahamas are the most Instagrammed cruise destinations with over 80,000 mentions each. They were followed by Mexico, Greece, Italy and Australia, each earning over 40,000 mentions.   Norway, France, Spain and Vietnam also earned a spot in the top 15 with over 20,000 mentions each. Along with the top destinations, the study also found the most Instagrammed cruise lines, as well as the most popular drinks and meals that cruisers were posting on Instagram. To find

Command Alkon Announces Latest President’s Club Award Winners

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Command Alkon, the global leader in digital supply chain solutions for the heavy building materials industry, announced their latest class of President’s Club award winners. The President’s Club is an annual recognition of exemplary employees whose accomplishments, leadership skills, and teamwork are making meaningful contributions to the company, their respective teams, and customers across the industry. This year, 18 winners and their guests will receive an all-expense paid trip to Seattle, Washington. “Each year we take time to recognize the achievements, performance and leadership of top performers from across the company,” said

BLM Technologies’ Debbie Schwake Recognized as One of 40 Most Inspirational People in Sales Lead Management in 2017

Minneapolis, MN, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BLM Technologies, a leading single-source provider of payment, transaction and other financial institution hardware, digital signage, and information technology services, today announced that Debbie Schwake, Vice President, Marketing, has been named as one of the “40 Most Inspirational Leaders in Sales Lead Management,” by the members of the Sales Lead Management Association. Schwake received the second highest vote total in the category of B2B and B2C C-Level Management. “I am so honored to be recognized alongside this incredibly talented and elite group of leaders,” said Debbie Schwake. “I have so much respect

Associa Northern California’s Renee Bettencourt Presented at Community Associations Institute Bay Area & Central California Chapter Educational Forum

PLEASANTON, CA, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Associa Northern California’s Renee Bettencourt, senior manager, was one of the guest speakers at the California Community Associations Institute Bay Area and Central California Chapter educational forum at the Pleasanton Marriott. The informative “Insurance Pain Points” presentation was given by Charlotte Allen of Socher Insurance Agency and Renee Bettencourt of Associa Northern California. The presentation included specific information on how to mitigate the difficulty that insurance causes communities with special insight from the broker and community manager perspectives. Allen and Bettencourt also shared tips and tricks to avoid worry and stress while