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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Industrial lighting leader, Larson Electronics, has announced the release of a 24” hazardous location fan with a pedestal base and swivel casters, designed as a spot cooling fan for use in hazardous atmospheres. This Class I Division I, Class II Division I fan features pitched blades and an explosion proof plug, is rated for use in hazardous locations with flammable or explosive vapors, gas or dusts such as industrial sites, oil and gas facilities, processing plants, construction, aerospace facilities, indoor/outdoor cooling systems and more.The EPF-SM-24-WC-15C-2023 from Larson Electronics is an explosion proof fan with a 24-inch diameter that can generate more than 7,980 CFM of air output that produces very efficient spot cooling for class rated locations. This unit spins at 1,725 rpm and is equipped with a 15 foot 16/3 SOOW cable and an explosion proof plug for safe power source connection. This fan is available in a 115V model operating at 9.8 amps with a 5-15 or 5-20 explosion proof plug, or a 208-230V model that operates at 4.9 amps with a 6-20 explosion proof plug.

    This pedestal mount fan is engineered with a robust and rugged design that greatly minimizes the possibility of ignition, or explosion that may occur in a hazardous environment. Safety features include non-spark aluminum fan blades with powder coated steel fan guards and a thermally protected maintenance free 1/2 HP motor. The fan blades are pitched - angled at 14 degrees.

    This fan sits on a heavy-duty steel pedestal stand that provides a sturdy, balanced base for this 78-pound unit. The pedestal stand features two swivel casters in the front to direct the fan during transportation and two stationary casters in the back. All four casters are constructed of anti-static stainless steel.

    “This fan is as explosion proof as any fan can possibly get,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “We have equipped this fan with non-sparking materials including aluminum fan blades with steel guards, as well as wiring and plugs rated for hazardous locations, so this fan can be used in any hazardous work site that needs effective cooling.”

    *About Larson Electronics LLC:* Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

    *For further information, please contact:*
    Rob Bresnahan, *President and CEO
    *Toll-free: 1-800-369-6671
    Phone: 214-616-6180
    Fax: 903-498-3364

    Photos accompanying this announcement are available at Reported by GlobeNewswire 17 hours ago.

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    Charging the Prime Minister with reneging on promise to financially support building of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, state Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said Amaravati project is a national pride and Narendra Modi should have "at least" associated with it.

    Naidu, a former BJP ally who quit the NDA early this year over the Centre's refusal to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh, alleged the saffron party was not associating with the greenfield project due to "political reasons". Asserting that the capital city is being developed at a faster pace, the chief minister said that any change of government in the state is unlikely to affect the works as a "solid eco-system" has been put in place.

    "The Amaravati project is a national pride and I wish the prime minister had associated with it. Why cannot the centre share the pride by getting associated with it? Because of political reasons, they are not able to associate with it," Naidu told PTI.

    Modi had laid the foundation stone for the capital city of Amaravati in October 2015 amid much fanfare but "he later went back on his promise to provide funds for the project," he said.

    "I developed Hyderabad as an IT hub. Former prime ministers always used to praise the city as a national pride....Why cannot Modi do it?" Naidu said. On the progress of new capital, the chief minister said roads, office buildings and courts are coming up at a pace never done before. About Rs 3,400 crore has been spent on the project so far including Rs 1,500 crore from the Centre and Rs 1,000 crore from the neighbouring Telangana.

    "There is non-cooperation from the Centre. We are paying them more taxes that what they have given to the capital. We have received only Rs 1,500 crore. Once the capital is made, they will receive Rs 880 crore income in taxes," he said. Naidu further said he is undeterred by lack of funds and is confident of arranging finances so that the work is not affected.

    "I am not comfortable with the finances. But I have the will power. I will develop the city no matter what," he said adding that Amaravati will be developed as a model city that will be bench marked in the top ten cities of the world.

    The Andhra Pradesh government has raised Rs 11,300 crore for the project through different means including bonds against the requirement of Rs 48,116 crore.

    Asked if any change in government in the state will affect the progress of the project, Naidu said, "An eco-system has been put in place. The project will continue without hurdles for next ten years." According to the Andhra

    Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) Additional Commissioner S Shan Mohan, "We are attracting investments from private. There are 19 projects under PPP mode. This includes schools, marine, commercial malls, and driveways.""We see these 19 projects as test of viability of the city as an economic hub,"' he added.  

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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, a leader in rugged industrial lighting, has released a new motorized LED spotlight as part of the Golight Series, ideal for hunting, fishing and other outdoor applications. This 36-watt spotlight operates with a wireless handheld remote control and a wireless dash mount remote control and includes an inline transformer that steps 24V DC to 12V DC.The GL-9007-24I Golight Radioray is a motorized spotlight designed for all weather conditions that provides 2,500 lumens of intense LED light. This lamp has a 6000K color temperature, giving it the ability to clearly and sharply illuminate objects at long distances. This beam is extremely effective, offering enough illumination to read a book at 900 feet.

    This spotlight includes one handheld wireless remote and one dash mount wireless remote. Both remotes include an internal 12V battery and have a range up to 100 feet. The remotes can even operate the light through walls, vehicles and other solid structures. The handheld remote includes an on/off button and 4 buttons which control up, down, left and right movement. The dash-mounted remote can be fastened permanently with screws or Velcro for a quickly removable solution and features dual speed control of the motorized rotation and tilt - ideal for remote operation conditions.

    The GL-9007-24I is designed specifically for demanding outdoor usage such as hunting and fishing. The unit is constructed of high-quality ASA Luran thermoplastic which is heat resistant, as well as impact resistant and UV resistant. Motor components are constructed of LEXAN, brass, and stainless steel to provide rust and corrosion resistance. This light operates on 24V DC and features an inline transformer that steps the voltage down to 12V DC making it an ideal lighting solution for vehicles, boats, ATVs and similar sources of 12V DC.

    “This Golight is perfect for hunting or fishing purposes where remote operation is desired,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “The dual remote controls and mounting options offer very flexible operation.”

    *About Larson Electronics LLC:* Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

    *For further information, please contact:*
    Rob Bresnahan, *President and CEO
    *Toll-free: 1-800-369-6671
    Phone: 214-616-6180
    Fax: 903-498-3364

    Photos accompanying this announcement are available at:

      Reported by GlobeNewswire 11 hours ago.

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    Snowden was among 400 plus members of the first black Marine Corps, who trained at Montford Point and received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2012; he died Friday at age 95. Reported by 9 hours ago.

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    Briscoes boss Rod Duke loses first round of Herne Bay helipad fight Briscoes boss Rod Duke today lost round one of his High Court beach helipad battle. But there is more to come, potentially in the Environment Court as well.A marine protection lobby group is fighting the multi-millionaire retailer's... Reported by New Zealand Herald 3 hours ago.

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    Aluminum Wire Market Growth By Application, By Product, Industry And Regional Analysis (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa), Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 - 2024

    Selbyville, Delaware, Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --Aluminum Wire Market revenue is slated to exceed USD 65 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Growing consumer demand towards lightweight automobile vehicles may drive *aluminum wire market* demand. Superior properties which include light weight, high strength and corrosion resistance may cater to construction and electrical industries, thus propelling industry growth over the forecast timeframe.

    Aluminum wire are utilized in various home electrical appliances, switches, circuit breakers and motors owing to its light weight, corrosion resistance and retention of temperature even at low temperatures properties. The products are used in electrical products as they are lighter than other material, it also reduces corona an electric discharge which is associated with high power transmission and its excessive heating do not separate the electrical fixtures and connections, thus increasing the industry demand.

    *Request for a sample of this research report @ *

    Nomex insulated rectangular & round aluminum wire market demand may surpass consumption at over 1.7 million tons by 2024. The product is compatible with all kinds of varnish, sticky compatible mixture, transformer fluids and lubricants owing to its tera resistance, moisture resistance and abrasion resistance properties. These products can withstand temperature over 200-degree Celsius owing to its strong mechanical properties and are used in transformers to cope up with high load expansion which in turn enhances the product demand.

    Mica insulated aluminum wire market size may exceed USD 4.5 billion at the end of projected timespan. These wires are one of the most suitable insulating material owing to its corona and thermal resistance properties. This wire is mainly applied in high voltage rotating machine owing to its superior resistance and therefore it is widely used in inverter driven motors, thereby driving the product demand.

    Aluminum wire market size from transformer applications may register gains at over 3.5% by 2024. Aluminium wound transformer are lighter in weight than copper ones and expands nearly one-third under changing temperature. These wires have a larger cross-sectional area which is 66% and is responsible to produce acceptable hot-spot gradients regardless of winding material, which in turn enhances market demand.

    Browse key industry insights spread across 220 pages with 194 market data tables and 42 figures & charts from the report, *“Aluminum Wire Market Share & Forecast, 2018 - 2024”* in detail along with the table of contents:

    Aluminum wire market size from shipping applications was estimated at USD 785 million in 2017. They are utilized for marine surroundings, fixed and floating offshore amenities. They are used for communication, indicating, regulating, electronic and similar circuits where multiple conductors are needed, thereby stimulating product demand.

    U.S. aluminum wire market demand may witness gains at over 3.5% over the forecast period. Increasing construction spending on single family homes and commercial construction projects may boost the product demand. These products are installed in residential application for lower voltage service feeders from the utility to the building, thereby stimulating the regional demand.

    China aluminium wire market size is valued to surpass USD 15.5 billion by 2024. Growing automotive production in the region which favors this material for its light-weight nature and is generally applied in gauge to reduce the weight of components and maintains high reliability, thus providing stimulus to the industry growth.

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    Germany aluminium wire market demand was valued at over USD 935 million in 2017. Increasing automobile sector with the usage of these wires which comprises of superior properties like lightweight and high strength which tends to reduce vehicle weight, thereby increasing product demand.

    Norsk Hydro, Novametal Group, Axon Cable, REA Wires and Vimlesh Industries are key industrial players in aluminium wire market. Strong R&D spending and new product launches may enhance the product portfolio, thereby stimulating the industry growth.


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    *Superhard Materials Market Forecast, 2018 – 2025*

    Superhard Materials Market size was estimated at around USD 4.5 billion in 2017 and is predicted to grow at 5.5% CAGR during the forecast period. Building & constructions application segment will grow at a CAGR of over 5.5% owing to rising urbanization driven by the increasing middle and high income population in Asia Pacific will drive the regional construction industry.

    *Insulation Market Size Report, 2018 – 2024 *

    Global Insulation Market size was worth over USD 45 billion in 2017 and is anticipated to grow at around 6.0% CAGR over the forecast timespan. Rapid industrialization and rising construction expenses in emerging economies are primarily driving the need for better infrastructure and insulating materials for appropriate use of limited energy resources.


    *About Global Market Insights* 

    Global Market Insights, Inc., headquartered in Delaware, U.S., is a global market research and consulting service provider; offering syndicated and custom research reports along with growth consulting services. Our business intelligence and industry research reports offer clients with penetrative insights and actionable market data specially designed and presented to aid strategic decision making. These exhaustive reports are designed via a proprietary research methodology and are available for key industries such as chemicals, advanced materials, technology, renewable energy and biotechnology.

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    Global Market Insights, Inc.
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    The head of a contingent of United States Marines based in Australia's northern city of Darwin was relieved of his command after police caught him drink driving on a night out, a corps spokesman said on Monday. Reported by Reuters 2 hours ago.

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    · Minerv Bio Cosmetics, the 100% natural bioplastic microspheres biodegradable in soil and water, are named the year’s most innovative biobased product in the cosmetics sector.
    · Frost & Sullivan finds that “Bio-On is properly positioned to serve as a leader in the bio-polymeric ingredient revolution for the cosmetics industry”.
    · For Frost & Sullivan, the bioplastic microspheres patented by Bio-on are “incredibly versatile” and are “a sustainable alternative to synthetic polymers for use in not only cosmetics, but also in the food, healthcare, packaging, and FMCG industries. Looking ahead, the PHAs could provide a potential solution for cancer treatment within the next few years”.

    BOLOGNA (Italy) 8 October 2018 – *Bio-on*, listed on the AIM segment of Borsa Italiana and operating in the high quality bioplastic sector, *has been awarded the “Best Practices” award by Frost & Sullivan for **New Product Innovation in the Bio-based Ingredients for the Cosmetics industry*. In particular the analysts at Frost & Sullivan examined the extraordinary performances of the *Minerv Bio Cosmetics *bioplastic microspheres designed to replace the polluting oil-based microplastics that are now found in many cosmetic formulations. An innovation certified by *Natrue *and *Cosmos* that looks set to profoundly transform the beauty products sector.

    The award, globally recognised as one of the most prestigious and reliable, confirms the unique nature of Bio-on’s solutions made from 100% natural and biodegradable bioplastic. Indeed, Frost & Sullivan finds that “Bio-on is properly positioned to serve as a leader in the bio-polymeric ingredient revolution for the cosmetics industry”.

    Outlining its reasons for assigning the award, Frost & Sullivan’s analysts write that “Bio-on SpA of Italy has developed an innovative range of patented biopolymers called PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) under the brand MINERV. MINERV-PHAs can be used as cosmetics ingredients because they are based on polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), which is a fully biodegradable PHA. For this reason, MINERV can be easily biodegraded in both marine water and soil yielding simple by-products such as carbon dioxide and water.” *Bio-on’s biopolymers “successfully replace highly polluting products such as PET, PP, PE, HDPE, and LDPE”, which are widely used in cosmetics such as **lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, eye-liner, nail polish, creams, shampoos, shower gels and toothpastes*. The presence of these microscopic plastic particles, which are oil-based and not biodegradable, is the cause of increasing marine pollution and a source of alarm around the world.

    Frost & Sullivan confirms that the bioplastic microspheres patented by Bio-on (produced in various sizes and resembling a powder) are “incredibly versatile, with applications ranging from skin cream and make-up to hair care or hygiene products” and, if their high porosity is exploited, they “can act as a carrier and dispenser of bioactive ingredients such as vitamins, enzymes, fragrances, and other cosmetic actives”.

    The award recognises that Bio-on bioplastics “*are a sustainable alternative to synthetic polymers for use in not only cosmetics, but also in the food, healthcare, packaging, and FMCG industries. Looking ahead,” *write the analysts at Frost & Sullivan, *“the PHAs could provide a potential solution for cancer treatment within the next few years”*.

    “The company is differentiated from its competitors by its capacity to address specific challenges its customers face by developing customized solutions”, writes Frost & Sullivan, and “offering end-to-end support in research, development, manufacturing, and even technology licensing”.

    The main characteristics that distinguish *Minerv Bio Cosmetics*, the cosmetics ingredients (resembling a powder) made from Bio-on bioplastic microspheres of various sizes, are listed below:

    · 100% natural. Made from renewable plant sources using a bacterial fermentation process (human-friendly, non-pathogenic bacteria) and the entire process uses mechanical methods without chemical solvents.
    · 100% biodegradable. Full biodegradability in water and soil certified by Vincotte.
    · Exceptionally high sphericity. This is a highly sought after characteristic in the cosmetics sector, and particularly in texturizing powders, because it guarantees smooth creams that are easier and more pleasurable to apply.
    · High porosity. Thanks to this characteristic, bioplastic microcapsules can be “loaded” with and easily absorb active substances, which can then be carried and released for various applications. For some cosmetic creams, high porosity helps control excess sebum.
    · Extraordinary optical properties. Bio-on’s bioplastic microspheres help make cosmetics that exceed the mattifying effect of most products currently on the market.
    · They can also be used in sun protection products. The booster effect of Bio-on’s cosmetics ingredients drastically reduces the quantity of chemical UV filters to be used in the formulation.
    · It is a platform product. The powders produced from 5 to 20 micron in size can be used in not only cosmetics, but also in the food, healthcare, packaging and FMCG industries. In the future, it could provide a solution for cancer treatment thanks to the ability of the microspheres to act as a carrier of active substances.

    *Press information*
    *Simona Vecchies +393351245190 – – Twitter @BioOnBioplastic *


    *Bio-on S.p.A.*

    Bio-on S.p.A., an Italian Intellectual Property Company (IPC), operates in the bioplastic sector conducting applied research and development of modern bio-fermentation technologies in the field of eco-sustainable and completely naturally biodegradable materials. In particular, Bio-on develops industrial applications through the creation of product characterisations, components and plastic items. Since February 2015, Bio-on S.p.A. has also been operating in the development of natural and sustainable chemicals for the future. Bio-on has developed an exclusive process for the production of a family of polymers called PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) from agricultural waste (including molasses and sugar cane and sugar beet syrups). The bioplastic produced in this way is able to replace the main families of conventional plastics in terms of performance, thermo-mechanical properties and versatility. Bio-on PHAs is a bioplastic that can be classified as 100% natural and completely biodegradable: this has been certified by Vincotte and by USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). The Issuer’s strategy envisages the marketing of licenses for PHAs production and related ancillary services, the development of R&D (also through new collaborations with universities, research centres and industrial partners), as well as the realisation of industrial plants designed by Bio-on.

    *Issuer *
    Bio-On S.p.A.
    Via Dante 7/b
    40016 San Giorgio di Piano (BO)
    Telephone +39 051893001 - *Nomad*
    EnVent Capital Markets Ltd
    25 Savile Row W1S 2ER London
    Tel. +447557879200
    Italian Branch
    Via Barberini, 95 00187 Roma
    Tel: +39 06 896.841 -
    Banca Finnat Euramerica S.p.A. 
    Piazza del Gesù, 49
    00186 Rome
    Lorenzo Scimia
    Tel: +39 06 69933446 - 


    · CS_65_Premio Frost & Sullivan_UK Reported by GlobeNewswire 2 hours ago.

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    Plastic pollution is huge problem for the world's oceans, with an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic waste entering the global marine environment each year, and posing a serious threat to wildlife.

    Many of us though, only really see its effects from afar, but an Australian artwork is aiming to bring the problem a little closer to our lives.

    SEE ALSO: Norway wants to clean up our oceans. Here's how it could work.

    Wasteland is an installation of 2,255 orange spheres made from 120 kilograms (264 lbs) of ocean debris collected from the Great Barrier Reef, hung from the ceiling of Sydney's Customs House. Read more...

    More about Art, Plastic Pollution, Climate Environment, Culture, and Climate Environment Reported by Mashable 1 hour ago.

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    Insurer Lancashire Holdings Limited (LON:LRE) is expecting a negative return in the third quarter after it suffered losses of around US$75mln from several natural disasters as well as events in its marine portfolio. The FTSE 250 firm said attritional losses had been accumulated due to exposure to a number of recent natural catastrophes including hurricane Florence and typhoons Jebi, Mangkhut, and Trami with net losses from these events expected to be between US$25mln and US$45mln. READ: Lancashire shares sink as second quarter profits miss expectations In its marine portfolio, the company estimated net losses at around US$30mln. Given the latest estimated, the group said it now expected to produce “a negative return on equity” for the third quarter, although added that the period would have been profitable if the events did not occur. The company also expected to remain profitable for the first 9 months of 2018. The new figures will cause new disappointment for investors after the company reported profits for the second quarter in July that missed analysts’ expectations. The firm will release its third quarter results on 1 November. Reported by Proactive Investors 36 minutes ago.

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    Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Accreditation Commission Grants Accreditation to 24 Facilities During Fall 2018 Review Cycle

    Silver Spring, Maryland, Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Twice a year, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission reviews accreditation applications from the best aquariums, nature centers, science centers, and zoos in the world. Most recently, the Commission examined 27 accreditation applications and two certification applications during the AZA Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash. As a result of these rigorous assessments, AZA proudly announces the accreditation of the following, including two new facilities:
    · Aquarium of Niagara; N.Y. *[New]*
    · Blank Park Zoo; Iowa
    · Brookgreen Gardens; S.C.
    · The Butterfly House; Mo.
    · Buttonwood Park Zoo; Mass.
    · Calgary Zoo; Canada
    · Chattanooga Zoo; Tenn.
    · Clyde Peeling's Reptiland; Pa.
    · Fort Wayne Children's Zoo; Ind.
    · Greensboro Science Center; N.C.
    · Hutchinson Zoo; Kan.
    · International Crane Foundation; Wis.
    · Maryland Zoo in Baltimore; Md.
    · Miller Park Zoo; Ill.
    · Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens; Wis.
    · Oglebay's Good Zoo; W.Va
    · Oklahoma City Zoological Park; Okla.
    · Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park; N.Y.
    · SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium; Mo.
    · Seneca Park Zoo; N.Y.
    · Smithsonian National Zoological Park; D.C.
    · Utica Zoo; N.Y. *[New]*
    · Vancouver Aquarium and Marine Science Centre; Canada
    · Virginia Zoological Park; Va.

    “AZA's rigorous standards for veterinary care and animal welfare prove animal well-being is their top priority," said Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). "For the millions of people who visit AZA-accredited facilities each year, they can be sure they are visiting and engaging with the best of the best. IFAW is proud to work with these facilities to educate the public on the importance of providing expert animal care and to inspire the next generation of conservationists."

    AZA also granted certification to two new related facilities: the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative in Iowa and the Turtle Survival Center in South Carolina. The certification process is equivalent to the accreditation process but is designed for wildlife-holding facilities that are non- commercial entities and are not open to the public on a regular basis. 

    Each facility underwent a thorough review to make sure it has and will continue to meet ever-rising standards, which emphasize animal welfare and care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires facilities to complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years to be members of the Association.

    “AZA’s independent commission grants accreditation only to exceptional zoos and aquariums that have met or exceeded our rigorous, ever-improving standards,” said Dan Ashe, President and CEO of AZA. “AZA-accredited facilities fulfill our mission of protecting wildlife and wild places by providing expert care to hundreds of thousands of animals and contributing over $200 million conservation each year. I am pleased to welcome these facilities and their staff to our community of animal heroes.”

    The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous on-site multiple-day inspection by an independent team of trained zoological professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the facility’s operation, including animal welfare and well-being; veterinary care; keeper training; safety for visitors, staff, and animals; educational programs; conservation efforts; financial stability; risk management; guest services. Detailed reports from the inspection team and the facility alike are then thoroughly evaluated by the Accreditation Commission. Finally, top officials are interviewed in person by the Commission at a formal hearing, after which accreditation is granted, tabled, or denied.

    Demonstrating the stringency and independence of this process, and after a rigorous six-month examination and on-site inspection, AZA’s Accreditation Commission decided to deny accreditation to the Zoo at Chehaw, located in Albany, Ga. The Zoo at Chehaw had been an accredited member of AZA for 21 years. The Commission cited deferred maintenance on essential zoo structures combined with declining financial backing from the city as among the primary reasons for denying Chehaw’s accreditation application. The Commission is hopeful the Zoo can work on all issues cited and reapply for accreditation in the future. Any facility that is denied may reapply after one year if it has thoroughly redressed the reasons for denial. The Zoo at Chehaw has a limited period in which to appeal the Commission’s decision.

    Over the past ten years, the Commission has accredited 273 facilities, with many being successfully accredited twice during that time span. The Commission has denied accreditation to 22 facilities.

    There are currently 233 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and 15 AZA-certified related facility members throughout the U.S. and in eight other countries.

    The Commission will next meet to review accreditation applications in Spring 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. For a full list of facilities applying for AZA accreditation, please visit For a complete list of currently accredited AZA-facilities, please visit


    *About AZA*

    Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science, and recreation. AZA is the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the United States and eight other countries. Look for the AZA accreditation logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The AZA is a leader in saving species and your link to helping animals all over the world. To learn more, visit


    · Sep2018 all aza accred

    CONTACT: Rob Vernon
    Association of Zoos and Aquariums
    301-244-3352 Reported by GlobeNewswire 18 hours ago.

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    Far right leaders meet: Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini and France's Marine Le Pen held a press conference saying there must be an alternative Europe and that EU commission president Jean-Claude Junker and economic minister Pierre Moscovici - are enemies of Europe Reported by euronews 18 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Industrial lighting leader, Larson Electronics LLC, has just announced a new explosion proof digital pan tilt zoom camera, which is designed for security and remote observation. This high-resolution camera supports a 360-degree fisheye panoramic views, has 64GB internal storage and can be used safely and effectively in both indoor and outdoor hazardous environments.The EXPCMR-IP-POE-DPTZ-1227 explosion proof camera is a 12-watt explosion proof digital PTZ camera equipped with a 1.27mm optical lens that provides day/night security and remote observation. This camera produces up to 6.0-megapixel (3072 x 2048) resolution, offering clear crisp imagery. Operators can choose from three viewing modes: 360° fisheye – provides wider coverage and eliminates blind spots, 180° horizontal panoramic – offers end-to-end horizontal coverage, and ePTZ quad view. This unit also features two-way audio provided by a built-in speaker and microphone. Up to five individual EXPCMR-IP-POE-DPTZ-1227 cameras can be viewed at once on-screen for enhanced security monitoring.

    This explosion proof camera is IP66 rated waterproof and resistant to the corrosive effects of weather, dust, dirt and humidity, allowing this camera to be used in extreme outdoor conditions. Constructed of copper-free aluminum this camera can operate in temperatures ranging from -22°F and 140°F and 0% to 95% non-condensing, humid environments.

    An adjustable trunnion mount allows this security camera to be mounted to any flat surface and adjusted to the desired angle. This unit operates on 120-240V AC 50/50Hz and includes two ¾” – 14 NPT drilled and tapped conduit openings for easy wiring.

    “This explosion proof camera is great for building security applications, or remote monitoring of oil refinery or offshore rig operations,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “The crisp and clear imagery gives users high-resolution viewing in a variety of modes, and operators can setup up to five cameras to view at once.”

    *About Larson Electronics LLC:* Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

    *For further information, please contact:*
    Rob Bresnahan, *President and CEO
    *Toll-free: 1-800-369-6671
    Phone: 214-616-6180
    Fax: 903-498-3364

    Photos accompanying this announcement are available at Reported by GlobeNewswire 18 hours ago.

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    ‘Mystery space junk’ washes up on South Carolina beach and mystifies residents The large cylindrical object, described as being soft and feeling like foam, was found by Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network who are usually deployed to deal with marine animals. Reported by MailOnline 17 hours ago.

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    Col. James Schnelle, commander of almost 1,600 Marines based in the strategic port city of Darwin, was relieved of his command after being stopped by police. Reported by Wall Street Journal 4 hours ago.

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    One of Marine Le Pen's teenage daughters is hospitalised after attack The woman, 19, was approached by two men outside a bowling alley in the western suburb of Nanterre at 2am on Friday. They molested her before attacking both her and her male cousin. Reported by MailOnline 17 hours ago.

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    *Otsego, Minn., Oct. 8, 2018 -* Crestliner is proud to award four scholarships as part of its new Angling Aces Student Program. The program, which launched in March of this year, awarded two individual scholarships and two team scholarships, totaling $6,000.

    "One of the main components of the Angling Aces program is to support young anglers who would like to pursue professional fishing, as well as young angling student teams," said Lori Kneeland, director of marketing. "It's our honor to be able to give to the future leaders of this sport."

    Crestliner awarded the following four Angling Aces scholarships:

    · Team Scholarship $1,500: *McKendree University Bass Fishing Team*
    Lebanon, Ill.
    "We are currently enclosing a pavilion to create additional boat storage for the anglers. This scholarship money will be extremely helpful in the completion of this project. We feel tremendously appreciative and grateful!" - Head Coach Jon Rinderer· Team Scholarship $1,500: *Elk River Bassers*
    Elk River, Minn.
    "While our number-one goal is to fish tournaments, we also believe in mentoring young anglers to become good stewards in the industry and to encourage them to 'pay it forward' in life. This sponsorship sends a message to our anglers that their efforts can be rewarded." - Boat Captain Todd Shatusky· Academic Scholarship $1,000: *Austin Gaab*
    Pennsylvania College of Technology, Montoursville, Pa.
    "I would like to thank Crestliner for the opportunity to receive this scholarship. I hope to pursue a career in the fishing and boating industry, and this scholarship will help pay for my education to do so." - Austin Gaab· Angler Scholarship $2,000: *Trevor McKinney*
    McKendree University, Lebanon, Ill.
    "Being an Angling Aces member has been life-changing for me over the past few months. Of course, it allowed me to win this scholarship, which has been awesome, but it has also allowed for me to build relationships with other fellow anglers through the Crestliner Angling Aces Facebook page." - Trevor McKinney

    In addition to awarding scholarships, the Angling Aces program aims to help student anglers perfect fishing techniques, advocates for the outdoors and resource conservation, and teaches on-water safety.

    "This program is a true joy for us as a company," Kneeland said. "We're happy to not only support these promising young anglers, but also to bolster the sport of fishing. We look forward to many more opportunities to award scholarships and offer support through Angling Aces."

    Crestliner is now accepting applications for 2019 scholarships. To sign up for the program and receive news updates, students can visit Crestliner Angling Aces and follow us on Facebook at Crestliner Angling Aces.


    *About Crestliner*
    Located in Otsego, Minn., Crestliner boats and pontoons are crafted with an uncompromising mix of functional design, all-welded aluminum construction and a relentless commitment to excellence. Since 1946 Crestliner has been making boats forged with strength and defined by durability. As a world-wide leader, Crestliner continues to redefine the industry with boats built to last. A testament to our quality and craftsmanship, Crestliner has received the CSI Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for Aluminum Outboard Boats for 10 consecutive years. Learn more about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting

    Crestliner is a division of Brunswick Corporation, a leader in the recreational marine industry,

    *About Brunswick*
    Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation's  leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Ancor, Attwood, BEP, Blue Sea Systems, Czone, Del City, Garelick, Lenco Marine, Marinco, Mastervolt, Mercury, NAUTIC-ON, Park Power, Progressive Industries, ProMariner, Quicksilver and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Lankhorst Taselaar, Payne's Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern boats; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group  and SCIFIT fitness equipment; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:       Lori Kneeland
    (763) 241-2625 Reported by GlobeNewswire 17 hours ago.

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    France’s Le Pen distances herself from Bannon’s Movement ROME (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen distanced herself Monday from former White House strategist Steve Bannon, saying only Europeans will save the continent from diktats from Brussels, not Americans. Le Pen said Monday, at a meeting in Rome, that she wanted to clarify “lots of conjecture” about Bannon’s plans to set up a foundation, called The Movement, to boost far-right parties in Europe. Speaking with right-wing Italian Interior... Reported by WorldNews 16 hours ago.

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    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen distances herself from White House strategist Steve Bannon Marine Le Pen said Steve Bannon is not European, but an American who wants to create a think-tank. The Front National leader said only Europeans can 'save Europe'. Reported by MailOnline 16 hours ago.

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    France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen joined Italy’s firebrand Interior Minister Matteo Salvini in Rome on Monday to launch their campaign for European parliamentary elections with an attack on the "Brussels bunker" they plan to storm. Reported by France 24 15 hours ago.

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