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    Scottsdale Quarter has signed four new tenants, bringing a new restaurant, retailer and beauty service providers to the popular mall at the end of this year and early next year. The new tenants include: Dog Haus – A Pasadena, California-based restaurant chain that focuses on hot dogs, hamburgers and sausage, and serves everything up on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. Marine Layer – A San Francisco-based retailer that focuses on beach-casual clothing. The Lash Lounge – Offers all sorts of… Reported by bizjournals 23 hours ago.

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    Marine Le Pen, the French far-right leader, has met with former White House strategist Steve Bannon and signaled her interest in his project to help European populist parties. Reported by France 24 15 hours ago.

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    Coral reefs are vanishing from the world’s oceans. At least three quarters of these tropical marine habitats are severely threatened globally and in 2016 alone, the Great Barrier Reef lost up to 30 percent of its coral cover. But could modern technology simply create more reef? It may sound fantastical, but scientists are working on 3D printing new reef habitats to replace those lost from climate change, overfishing, and pollution. Coral reefs are important ecosystems for people in tropical countries as the sea life which lives on them is a major source of food and income. They also protect shorelines…

    This story continues at The Next Web Reported by The Next Web 12 hours ago.

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    Talented Falmouth marine biologist Fran Geall woke up an 'entirely different person' with no memory of her previous life Reported by West Briton 9 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, a leader in explosion proof lighting and industrial equipment, announced the release of a non-metallic explosion proof maintained contact switch. This switch is rated for Class I Division 2 Groups A, B, C and D, Class II, Division 2, Groups E, F and G and Class III, Divisions 1 and 2 hazardous environments.

    The HLSW-PB20-2PSW is a non-metallic maintained contact switch that is an ATEX certified 2-pole selector switch with a din rail mount design, which can be used in chemical plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, and other facilities where similar conditions exist. The contact switch contains explosion protected contact blocks rated for up to 690V AC and can handle 20 amps for switching duty and has a 2 HP horsepower rating.

    The 2-pole selector contact switch housing is made of a PA6 glass-reinforced antistatic and non-metallic impact-resistant material with silicone gaskets and features silver alloy contacts with gold flashing. The contact switch is also f1 UV resistant and has a V-0 flame retardant rating. The HLSW-PB20-2PSW non-metallic maintained contact switch also has an ambient operating temperature of -50˚ Celsius to +60˚ Celsius. It can be used in conjunction with motor starters or contactors for remote operation of motors.

    *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
    E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.com

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a491d9db-9df0-4e7c-a5fc-1e6e740e9dea Reported by GlobeNewswire 7 hours ago.

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    Actor Arjun Kapoor extended his support to Jacqueline Fernandez's initiative to rebuild Kerala after the unfortunate floods hit the state.

    Jacqueline has been an active voice when it comes to social issues. The actress has backed many causes like marine conservation and animal welfare and is currently striving to rebuild Kerela.

    In the backdrop of this initiative, Arjun took to social media to give a shout out to Jacqueline and requested netizens to support her cause.

    Arjun shared, "Let's not forget the devastation the floods have left behind. Let's support #JacquelineBuilds & #HabitatForHumanityIndia in our capacity and help them rebuild Kerala... one step at a time: https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/HFHIKeralaDisasterRelief @Asli_Jacqueline @habitatindia".



    Let's not forget the devastation the floods have left behind. Let's support #JacquelineBuilds & #HabitatForHumanityIndia in our capacity and help them rebuild Kerala... one step at a time : https://t.co/GD8KlN7GQ7
    @Asli_Jacqueline @habitatindia pic.twitter.com/alXkYVRsrX

    — Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) October 13, 2018



    Through the initiative, Jacqueline is collecting funds to rebuild Kerala which was severely affected by the disastrous floods earlier this year.

    The 'Dishoom' star recently represented animal welfare at the United Nations (UN) on World Animal Day as she got 8 million people to sign a petition to raise her voice against animal testing.

    Apart from animal welfare, Jacqueline also supports marine conservation and has been actively contributing to creating awareness amongst the masses using social media platforms.

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    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump recently signed into law a bill that lawmakers have called a point of unity among Republicans and Democrats. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the Save our Seas Act, which Trump signed Thursday, reauthorizes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program through 2022. The program works to […] Reported by Seattle Times 4 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, a Texas-based company with over 40 years of experience spearheading the industrial lighting sector, announced the release of an LED tractor light package complete with eight LED18W-PAR36 LED work lights by Larson Electronics, as well as two LED25WRE-CPR LED work lights and one LLP-JD-TR-4XXX-HL-3X hood light.The LLP-JD-TR-4050-V1 is an LED Tractor Light Package and retrofit/upgrade kit for John Deere 4050 tractors that includes 11 total work lights. Eight of these lights are the Larson Electronics’ LED18W-PAR36 work lights. Two of these eight lights come with a flood beam configuration for use as low beam lights, two more LED lights have a Euro beam configuration for front fender light use that is more concentrated than a full flood beam - ideal for peripheral illumination. The remaining four lights come with a flood beam configuration for use as flood area lights. Each LED18W-PAR36 light bar emits 1,800 lumens and operates on 10-30V DC, including 12V DC and 24V DC. The PAR36 LED light is equipped with a clear, polycarbonate lens for close range illumination.

    Two Larson Electronics LED25WRE-CPR LED lights are included, which are ultra-compact - ideal for situations where electrical power and mounting space is limited. These lights produce 2,750 lumens each with low voltage and amp draw. They have a 12 to 32-volt compatibility and 50,000-hour service life providing operators with a very powerful and versatile LED lighting solution. Each lamp has a single 25-watt Cree® LED light combined with a high output reflector that produces a narrow 10˚ spread spot beam reaching approximately 1,000 feet long. This spot beam is combined with a 60˚ flood beam, together providing both width and distance from a single light source.

    These lights offer both unparalleled heat control and IP68 rated construction designed to withstand rapid temperature changes of -40˚ Celsius to +85˚ Celsius. They are also waterproof to three meters and are dust, dirt and humidity resistant. The housings are made of durable extruded aluminum and the lenses are made of strong, unbreakable polycarbonate. These Cree® LED lights are also shock and vibration resistant and rated at 70% lumen maintenance after 50,000 hours of use.

    The single LLP-JD-TR-4XXX-HL-3X LED hood light included with this light package is an ideal alternative for lighting systems in tractors, trucks, industrial equipment and agricultural vehicles. This LED hood light is 90 watts, low voltage, features a tri-lamp configuration and is compatible with 12-24V DC. The light emits 4,320 lumens of white light with a 6,000k color temperature rating when in use and in a flood beam configuration. The back of the unit supports robust air flow due to their breathable design.

    The LLP-JD-TR-4050-V1 LED tractor light package is easy to install without major modifications to the body of the tractor or the cab and mounts into existing lamp holders on John Deere 4050 tractors.

    *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
    E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.com

    Photos accompanying this announcement are available at:

    http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/84a8fafc-ef66-4dc3-aaab-7c019a970515

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      Reported by GlobeNewswire 1 hour ago.

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    An environmental crisis is slowly unfolding globally but the human race is hardly aware of it. If some are, they are not doing anything to arrest the trend because they hardly understand why. By the time the whole world realize it, the crisis may have reached nightmarish proportions.

    We are losing our oxygen.

    The earth’s oxygen level in the earth’s atmosphere, especially over oceans and shorelines, has fallen by over a third compared to thousands of years ago.

    Worse, in polluted cities, especially those in China, India, East Asia, California in the US and some European nations, the oxygen decline has reached about 50 percent.

    *Deadly Air, Oxygen Bars and Cafes*

    The earth’s atmosphere is building up with dangerous greenhouse gasses (GHGs) like CO2, methane, sulphur and nitrous oxides due to burning of fossil fuels and widespread deforestation. These are trapped below the already damaged ozone layer. The deadly GHGs are replacing oxygen molecules as the Boyle’s law of physics dictate.

    The replacement of oxygen molecules is lowering the 21 percent land oxygen level in many parts of the globe. This means clean oxygen usually inhaled by humans are now a deadly mixture of greenhouse gasses and oxygen.

    Deng Xiao Li, a factory worker in the coastal city of Shanghai, personifies how the oxygen is thinning in the polluted city of 25 million. He works from graveyard shift till two at noon, coughing every 15 minutes. Before heading home, he drops by an oxygen café, inhaling fresh air from an oxygen tank for an hour which he pays for 15 US dollars.

    These oxygen bars now exist in Japan, India, US, Canada and some European countries. It will not be long now when oxygen, once free becomes commodified globally.

    Three recent documents point out evidences oxygen is fast thinning and that alarm bells should be rang. One, a study by Dr. Denise Breitburg, Principal Investigator and Senior Scientist of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center with 21 other scientists from prestigious institutions where they concluded in January this year, that the oxygen level of the earth’s oceans and coastal waters are fast declining.

    “The amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has gone up more than fourfold. In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites have increased more than 10-fold since 1950”, they said.

    *Loss of Oxygen Increasing Marine Life Mortality*

    Brietburg and her colleagues said “Oxygen is fundamental to life in the oceans,” meaning that the loss of oxygen mean death of many marine life, with serious adverse effects to the food chain, and eventually, to humans’ food security.

    “The decline in ocean oxygen ranks among the most serious effects of human activities on the Earth’s environment,” the scientists said. They form the group GONE (Global Ocean Oxygen Network), a new working group created in 2016 by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

    Low oxygen supply is seen as the major cause of corals’ death, as well as the diminishing population of crabs, shrimps, squids, several shell fishes, some fish species and even seahorses.

    *Dead Zones, Fish Cemeteries*

    In the oceans, there are now so-called “dead zones”, areas where there is low level of dissolved oxygen, so low many animals suffocate and die.

    Marine denizens avoid these zones, and they become more vulnerable to predators or fishing as their natural habitat shrinks. The oxygen decline stunt growth of marine creatures, hinder reproduction and lead to disease or even death.

    Low oxygen also can trigger the release of dangerous chemicals such as nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas up to several times more powerful than carbon dioxide, and toxic hydrogen sulfide. While some animals can thrive in dead zones, overall biodiversity falls, the scientists added.

    The marine biologists’ grim assessment comes after another scientific study released last year by the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Georgia Tech) bared that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the ocean water – an important measure of ocean health – has been declining for more than 20 years.

    Associate Prof. Taka Ito of Georgia Tech, along with researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Washington-Seattle, and Hokkaido University in Japan revealed oxygen levels in the oceans are impacting negatively on marine organisms and their habitats worldwide causing more frequent “hypoxic events” that killed or displaced populations of fish, crabs and many other organisms.

    Ito and his associates said “The trend of oxygen falling is about two to three times faster than what we predicted from the decrease of solubility associated with the ocean warming.”

    “This is most likely due to the changes in ocean circulation and mixing associated with the heating of the near-surface waters and melting of polar ice, “ they explained.

    *Thinning Oxygen Level on Land*

    The oxygen level on land is threatened as well, The atmospheric oxygen level on land is 21 percent compared to about 35 per cent during the prehistoric times.

    Australian scientist Ian Plimer of Adelaide University and Professor Jon Harrison of the University of Arizona accept that oxygen levels in the atmosphere in prehistoric times averaged 35 percent compared to only 21 percent today.

    The levels are even lower in densely populated, polluted city centers and industrial complexes, perhaps only 15 percent or lower, both concluded.

    In an upcoming book The Oxygen Crisis, author Roddy Newman claims the change in the makeup of the air we breathe has potentially serious implications for our health, it could ultimately threaten the survival of human life on earth.

    In Central California, especially at Monterey, scientific researchers Alice S. Ren, Fei Chai, and Hujie Xue bared declining dissolved oxygen levels for the past 16 years. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California at San Diego confirm this.

    *Death in Eight Minutes Without Oxygen*

    On the average, the US National Institute for Health (NIH) estimates humans normally breathe air that is 20 to 21 percent oxygen by volume under normal atmospheric pressure conditions.

    If this level is decreased even slightly by one to two per cent, it causes ill effects to the human body.

    As a result, people will not be able to work normally especially in doing strenuous work.

    In oxygen environments of 15 percent to 19 percent, movement and coordination are affected. With oxygen depletion down to only 10 percent to 12 percent, respiration increases, lips turn blue and judgment is impaired. Fainting and unconsciousness begin to occur at 8 percent to 10 percent oxygen. Death occurs in 8 minutes at 6 percent to 8 percent oxygen, NIH stressed.

    *We Are the Enemy*

    Oxygen is supplied by trees and plants as well as phytoplanktons in the oceans through the process of photosynthesis. One mature tree, at least ten years old of any species releases about 45 pounds of oxygen to the atmosphere every year while sequestering at the same time 45 pounds of CO2.

    Three to four trees supply the oxygen needs of one human being annually.

    But forests worldwide are being cut at a rate of 14 hectares per minute, a cut rate so fast that ridicules all combined reforestation efforts.

    Ten thousand years ago, the forest cover on earth was at least twice what it is today, which means that forests now are emitting only half the amount of oxygen compared to years before.

    In Indonesia, West Papua, Burma, Congo Basin in Africa and the Amazon of South America, deforestation is twice the said cut rate with many tree species entering the endangered and extinct list of trees by the conservation watchdog International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

    The seas’ phytoplankton concentration on the other hand is diminishing, down to 30 per cent lower today compared to fifty years ago due to pollution of seawater.

    The culprit behind forests and phytoplanktons’ destruction are humans’ un-reined greed and appetite for economic wealth.

    At the rate that these resources are being destroyed, the time will come when oxygen will barely support human existence.

    Then humans will find out they cannot breathe their money.

    **Michael Bengwayan* is a Filipino environmental activist Reported by Eurasia Review 23 hours ago.

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    The business case for making our economy more sustainable is clear. Globally, transitioning to a circular economy – where materials are reused, re-manufactured or recycled-could significantly reduce carbon emissions and deliver over US$1 trillion in material cost savings by 2025. The benefits for Asia and the Pacific would be huge. But to make this happen, the region needs to reconcile its need for economic growth with its ambition for sustainable business.

    Today, the way we consume is wasteful. We extract resources, use them to produce goods and services, often wastefully, and then sell them and discard them. However, resources can only stretch so far. By 2050, the global population will reach 10 billion. In the next decade, 2.5 billion new middle-class consumers will enter the fray. If we are to meet their demands and protect the planet, we must disconnect prosperity and well-being from inefficient resource use and extraction. And create a circular economy, making the shift to extending product lifetimes, reusing and recycling in order to turn waste into wealth.

    These imperatives underpin the 5th Green Industry Conference held in Bangkok this week, hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Royal Thai government. High-level policymakers, captains of industry and scientists gathered to discuss solutions on how to engineer waste and pollution out of our economy, keep products and materials in use for longer and regenerate the natural system in which we live.

    The goal is to embed sustainability into industries which we depend on for our jobs, prosperity and well-being. Action in Asia and the Pacific could make a major difference. Sixty percent of the world’s fastmoving consumer goods are manufactured in the region. Five Asia-Pacific countries account for over half of the plastic in the world’s oceans. The region’s material footprint per unit of Gross Domestic Product is twice the world average and the amount of solid waste generated by Asian cities is expected to double by 2025.

    If companies could build circular supply chains to reduce material use and increase the rate of reuse, repair, remanufacture and recycling – powered by renewable energy – the value of materials could be maximized. This would cushion businesses, manufacturing industries in particular, from the volatility of commodity prices by decoupling production from finite supplies of primary resources. This is increasingly important as many elements vital for industrial production could become scarce in the coming decades.

    With these goals in mind, the United Nations is working with governments and businesses to support innovation and upgrade production technologies to use less materials, energy and water. UNIDO is engaged across industrial sectors, from food production to textiles, from automotive to construction. Over the past twenty-five years, its network of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centres has helped thousands of businesses to “green” their processes and their products. The Global Cleantech initiative has supported entrepreneurs to produce greener building materials. Industrial renewable energy use is being accelerated by the Global Network of Sustainable Energy Centres. New business models such as chemical leasing help reduce chemical emissions. And the creation of eco-industrial parks has contributed to the sustainable development of our towns and cities.

    In Asia and the Pacific, the UN is intensifying its efforts to reducing and banning single use plastics. The Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy is implementing programmes to reduce plastics consumption, marine litter and electronics waste, and encourage sustainable procurement practices. UNESCAP is identifying opportunities in Asian cities to return plastic resources into the production cycle by linking waste pickers in the informal economy with local authorities to recover plastic waste and reduce pollution.

    The 5th Green Industry Conference is an opportunity to give scale to these efforts. The gap between our ambition for sustainability and many business practices is significant. So it’s essential for best practice to be shared, common approaches coordinated, and success stories replicated. We need to learn from each other’s businesses to innovate, sharpen our rules and increase consumer awareness. Let’s step up our efforts to build a circular economy in Asia and the Pacific.

    **Mr. LI Yong* is Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). *Mr. Hongjoo Hahm* is Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Reported by Eurasia Review 23 hours ago.

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    Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35s after crash Washington (AFP) Oct 11, 2018

    The Pentagon grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighters Thursday so that engineers could conduct urgent inspections following the first ever crash of the costliest plane in history. Preliminary data from a Marine Corps F-35B that was completely destroyed in a South Carolina crash last month showed a potential problem with a fuel tube, officials said. "The US services and interna Reported by Space Daily 12 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, a Texas-based company with over 40 years of experience spearheading the industrial lighting sector, announced the release of a lightweight, no-drill, magnetic steel mounting plate for 2017 and newer Ford F250, F350, F450 and F550 Super Duty aluminum body pickup trucks with LED brake lights.The MMP-FSD-2017-LED by Larson Electronics is a no-drill magnetic steel mounting plate ideal for lights with a magnetic mounting base and requires no drilling to install. This Golight mounting plate can support lights weighing up to 20 pounds. The frame and brackets are constructed of durable aluminum and the mounting plate surface is made of steel with powder coating for added durability. The magnetic steel mounting plate also has a weatherproof seal on the back for secure, dry installation and protection against scrapes to the truck body. The mounting plate is installed through the rear cab lights and features a windload that is fine for highway speeds.

    The MMP-FSD-2017-LED offers operators a reliable and sturdy platform for any type of magnetic mount lights, such as strobes, beacons, spotlights, hunting spotlights, signal lights, security lights and warning lights to be placed on the top of the truck for optimal performance. The mounting plate can be used for any type of light with a magnetic mounting base, including spotlights, flood lights, strobe lights, beacons, warning lights, signal lights, flashers, turn signals, brake lights, hunting lights, fishing lights, off-roading lights, and more. Other convenient applications include security, property management, construction and farming operations.

    “This magnetic no-drill mounting plate gives operators the ability to install and remove the mount with no damage to their vehicle,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “Utility workers who need a LED light source on their Ford will find this mounting plate convenient and easy to use.”

    *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
    E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.com

    Photos accompanying this announcement are available at: 

    http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/35d6c8b5-25aa-4308-96a9-20ee911c0bff

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    http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3068991b-4fc1-452e-b329-548b243e9b4b Reported by GlobeNewswire 7 hours ago.

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    The Texas Supreme Court has ended nearly a decade of double taxation for the Ingleside marine terminal just outside of Corpus Christi, ordering one county to stop taxing property that was also being taxed by another. Chief Justice Nathan Hecht issued a majority opinion on Oct. 12 that sided with San Patricio County and directed the Nueces County Appraisal District to stop issuing tax assessments to the terminal and other facilities previously owned by Houston-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:… Reported by bizjournals 3 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, a Texas-based company with over 40 years of expertise in explosion proof lighting and equipment, announced the release of an explosion proof extension cord featuring 25 meters of 12/3 SOOW explosion proof cord with an industrial grade cord cap. This extension cord has three, 16-amp 600V rated explosion proof receptacles and has voltage options for 250V and 480V as well.The HLEXC-25M-12.3-3X16A-2P3W by Larson Electronics is an explosion proof extension cord suitable for flammable work sites and hazardous locations where extended power connections may be needed. This extension cord provides three, 600V 16-amp rated explosion proof outlets, which are deeply recessed and are designed for twist plug lock insertion to secure connections while preventing accidental contact.

    Equipped with 25 meters of 12/3 SOOW cord that is chemical and abrasion resistant and fitted with an industrial-grade 16-amp, 2-pole and 3-wire cord cap, this explosion proof extension cord is designed for easy connection to common wall outlets.

    The extension cord is made of polyamide with recessed brass pins. The plug on this explosion proof unit is made in a twist lock design to ensure a safe seal is created before any sparks from electrical contact can be made. Some ideal applications for Larson Electronics’ HLEXC-25M-12.3-3X16A-2P3W explosion proof extension cord include: industrial, manufacturing, warehouse, lighting, explosion proof light fixtures, grinders, wet areas or in locations where combustible dust may be present.

    “This explosion proof extension cord allows operators to safely extended the reach of their lighting and other electrical equipment in explosive environments, as well as non-hazardous locations,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “The explosion proof receptacles found on this unit allow operators to connect three separate devices at a time.”

    *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
    E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.com

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/98d2c07b-31d8-47a5-972e-3afcacee8a27

      Reported by GlobeNewswire 2 hours ago.

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    Decoding The Expansion Plans Of US Air Force – Analysis By Kishore Kumar Khera*

    War is unforgiving. Threat matrices continuously undergo change. Geopolitics, economics and technology play critical roles in defining these. Therefore, armed forces across the world continuously attempt to reequip, reorganise, restructure and redefine in order to enhance their operational capabilities. The focus of these processes invariably is to build proficiency in the relevant domains for present and future conflict scenarios. With finite financial resources, there is a perpetual debate between quality and quantity. The United States Air Force is presently in this phase and is looking to expand capacity through quantity.

    *Intent and Plan*

    “The Air Force is too small for what the nation expects of us,” the United States Air Force (USAF) Secretary Heather Wilson reiterated at the annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on September 17, 2018.1 She articulated her intentions last year for a bigger air force when assuming this appointment.2 But before making any long-term decisions on the force structure, she wanted to have a better idea of what threats the United States would face in coming years, stating, “I’m a believer that threat drives strategy, strategy drives force posture.”3

    The USAF expansion plan is to primarily counter growing military challenges from Russia and China.4 The broad plan unveiled after a long study for the expansion of the USAF seeks to add 74 more squadrons to the current strength of 312 squadrons.5

    The exact details of the study are still awaited and about six more studies on force restructuring are likely to be submitted by March 2019 to refine the current assessment. Broadly, the expansion plan is based on the 2018 United States National Defense Strategy that calls on the USAF to defend the homeland, provide a safe and effective nuclear deterrent, meet a peer threat and deter a near-peer threat while maintaining campaign momentum against global extremism.6

    On the human resource front, USAF active personnel strength reduced from 357,000 in 2006, hitting a low of 311,000 in 2014 before rebounding to roughly 322,800 now, with the intention of hitting 350,000 by about 2024.7 Nearly USD one billion per annum is reportedly being spent by USAF to retain personnel, including incentive pay and bonuses. As of mid-2017, the force was 3,000 personnel below strength in terms of aircraft-maintenance staff and around 1,200 short of tactical-combat-aircraft pilots.8 Making good the existing shortfall and then planning for future expansion will be a herculean human resource mobilisation task. It is estimated that the full implementation of the plan would need an additional 40,000 personnel.9

    *Inventory Analysis*

    Looking at the current inventory mix of the USAF, the emphasis on fighters and airlift capabilities are apparent (Figure 1). Fighter aircraft try to achieve airspace control so that other kinetic elements can operate freely. Additionally, these aircraft provide long range accurate delivery of kinetic weapons to achieve tactical and operational objectives. The transport fleet is required to achieve a high mobility quotient for the combat forces.

    With a global outlook for military operations and current deployment in almost all parts of the world, the necessity for very high airlift capability is essential. Aerial refuellers (Tankers) and Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) assets are also in substantial strength. The tanker force helps in the deployment and employment of combat power, minimising en route halts. This compresses the deployment timeline and, additionally, helps in retaining an element of surprise by allowing combat aircraft to project force far away from their operating bases. In so far as C2ISR assets are concerned, their significance is related to the ability to enhance battlespace transparency for the accurate planning and controlling of missions for safe execution. Invariably, these, along with space resources, are the first assets to be employed to gain a picture of the battlespace.

    Source: Based on USAF data10

    The USAF expansion plan envisages an addition of 74 squadrons. An analysis of these additional squadrons brings to fore the changing character of likely combat engagements. The two most prominent verticals being planned for expansion are C2ISR platforms and aerial refuellers (tankers) (Figure 2). In addition, an additional seven squadrons for fighter combat aircraft and five squadrons for bombers are being planned. But no accretions are envisaged for the cyber and missile force; their capability enhancement would be through equipment upgradations only. And although Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have expanded their operational role, no major expansion is planned in this field.

    The prime reason for such a lopsided approach in favour of manned combat aircraft is the limitations of UAVs in a hostile air defence environment. Russia and China have developed and deployed advanced air defence systems. A number of countries are in the process of acquiring high technology air defence systems from Russia and China. The proliferation of such advanced air defence systems will limit the efficacy of UAV operations. That may be a possible reason for the limited expansion envisaged for the UAV fleet in the restructuring plan. With an increase in manned combat aircraft, an increase in resources for Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) is an obvious fallout. Consequently, the plan envisages an additional nine squadrons for CSAR.

    Source: Based on USAF data11

    *Proposed Force Structure*

    Once the proposed accretions fructify, the USAF force structure will, for the first time, have an equal numbers of squadrons for C2ISR and fighter aircraft (Figure 3). In the heavy aircraft category also, parity will be achieved between tankers and airlift aircraft for the first time. Special operations squadrons and space units will increase their share from current levels.

    Source: Based on USAF data12

    A close examination of force accretion planned over and above the existing inventory given in Figure 4 indicates that the current USAF dispensation feels an acute shortage of bombers, C2ISR and space assets for likely missions in the coming decade. The expansion plan increases their quantity by over 55 per cent. A major increase in C2ISR and space assets is indicative of an increased requirement to monitor a larger area for a longer duration and with multiple sensors. This kind of surveillance and reconnaissance has become a necessity owing to the changing character of war. Unlike during the Cold War when the focus was on major military manoeuvres with large formations as the key threats, now small teams can operate to achieve critical objectives with strategic implications. This calls for greater monitoring of the area of interest. Hence an increase in C2ISR and Space assets is an obvious assessment.

    An added implication of this changing character of war is on special operations. Gradually, their relevance in kinetic operations has increased and these operations are becoming the first option for planners. In certain situations, special operations help achieve the objectives without large-scale force-on-force engagement. With hybridisation of war, the salience of special operations will only increase. It is probably this assessment that has led the USAF to project a 35 per cent increase in the number of special operations squadrons. As the majority of aerial platforms of the USAF are capable of aerial refuelling, an increase in receivers would entail a corresponding increase in tankers. To retain the existing Tanker-Receiver ratio, the tanker force is to enjoy a 35 per cent accretion in numbers.

    Source: Based on USAF data13

    *Against the Historic Tide*

    For one of the largest air forces in the world to ambitiously expand by nearly 25 per cent seems contrary to the long-term trend. Notwithstanding a number of new facets like cyber, space and missiles added to the arsenal of the USAF, its number of aircraft has been declining steadily for decades since the peak strength of 26,104 aircraft in 1956 (Figure 5). The USAF aircraft inventory has shrunk by over 80 per cent during the last 60 years.

    Source: Based on data in the Mitchell Institute Study, 201014

    To fulfil the requirements of the expansion plan, an addition of over 400 aircraft will have to take place during the next decade. This will be over and above the replacement of ageing aircraft like the F16 with the F35. It is likely that other arms of the US military organisation will have a similar wish list to expand capabilities, citing the 2018 United States National Defense Strategy. The additional demand for aviation assets from the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard is likely to be a matter of time. A similar 25 per cent increase by all entities over the next decade will have major implications on force levels and finances. That will be a major dampener. If the plan were to be sanctioned, it will indeed be a bonanza for the aviation industry.

    *What may happen?*

    Once all the restructuring studies are submitted and a comprehensive USAF restructuring plan made, the project costing will be done. Based on types of aircraft and equipment planned for induction and the associated increase in manpower, the overall financial outlay for the USAF may have to increase by at least 25 per cent from current levels assuming that no quality compromises are made. That will mean an increase in the USAF’s share in the defence budget.

    Another factor that will play a major role in redefining the USAF’s restructuring plan is the creation of the Space Force. The new organisation will probably hive off space assets of the USAF for consolidation under one agency. Furthermore, this entity will probably have a priority for budgetary allocations and further compress the resources that could be made available to the USAF. Before treading on a restructuring path, taking the US Congress along and pacifying other contenders for the annual defence allocation will be the key battles that the USAF will have to fight and win. The outcome of these battles will define the course of the force’s restructuring. Going by the history of such ambitious expansion plans across the globe, it is safe to assume that the restructuring plan will have to be scaled down qualitatively or quantitatively.

    Views expressed are of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the IDSA or of the Government of India.

    *About the author:
    *Group Captain Kishore Kumar Khera*, VM is a serving fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force.

    *Source:*
    This article was published by IDSA.

    *Notes:*

    · 1. Stephen Losey, “New Air Force secretary: ‘We are too small for what the nation expects of us’,” Air Force Times, June 6, 2017, available at https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2017/06/06/new-air-force-secretary-we-are-too-small-for-what-the-nation-expects-of-us/ (accessed on September 27, 2018).
    · 2. Lee Hudson and Jen DiMascio, “Can The U.S. Air Force Add 74 Squadrons? Aviation Week & Space Technology, September 24, 2018, available at http://aviationweek.com/defense/can-us-air-force-add-74-squadrons (accessed on September 27, 2018).
    · 3. Losey, n. 1.
    · 4. Ken Dalecki, “Air Force Secretary Wilson highlights plans to expand the air force at NPC luncheon,” The National Press Club, September 26, 2018, available at https://www.press.org/news-multimedia/news/air-force-secretary-wilson-hi… (accessed on September 27, 2018).
    · 5. Chuck Broadway, “SecAF Wilson provides Air Force update,” USAF, September 17, 2018, available at https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1635645/secaf-wilson-provides-air-force-update/ (accessed on September 27, 2018).
    · 6. Hudson and DiMascio, n. 2.
    · 7. Losey, n. 1; International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Military Balance 2018, London: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, p. 46.
    · 8. ibid, p. 32.
    · 9. Hudson and DiMascio, n. 2.
    · 10. Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs, USAF, The Air Force We Need: 386 operational squadrons, September 17, 2018, available at https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1635070/the-air-force-we-need-386-operational-squadrons/ (accessed on September 27, 2018).
    · 11. ibid.
    · 12. Ibid.
    · 13. Ibid.
    · 14. Col. James C. Ruehrmund Jr., USAF (Ret.) and Christopher J. Bowie, ARSENAL OF AIRPOWER: USAF Aircraft Inventory 1950-2009, A Mitchell Institute Study, November 2010, available at https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/AFA/6379b747-7730-4f82-9b45-a1c80d6c8fdb/UploadedImages/Mitchell%20Publications/Arsenal%20of%20Airpower.pdf (accessed on September 27, 2018). Reported by Eurasia Review 11 hours ago.

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    *Harvest volumes Q3 2018 (1)*

    Farming Norway 71.5 thousand tonnes
    Farming Scotland 9.0 thousand tonnes
    Farming Canada 12.5 thousand tonnes
    Farming Chile 13.5 thousand tonnes
    Farming Ireland 2.0 thousand tonnes
    Farming Faroes 1.5 thousand tonnes
    Total 110.0 thousand tonnes

    In connection with the presentation of the Q2 2018 results, Marine Harvest guided a total harvest volume of 108 thousand tonnes (GWE) for Q3 2018.

    *Note:
    *(1) The harvest volumes are provided in gutted weight equivalents (GWE). The figures include salmonid species only.

    *Additional information*

    Operational EBIT for the Group was approximately EUR 204 million in Q3 2018 (EUR 194 million in Q3 2017).

    Total operational EBIT per kg through the value chain was approximately as follows:

    Norway EUR   2.25
    Scotland EUR   1.35
    Canada EUR   1.05
    Chile EUR   1.25
    Ireland EUR   3.45
    Faroes EUR   2.80
         

    Reported net interest bearing debt (NIBD) was approximately EUR 1 220 million at the end of the quarter.

    Northern Harvest is consolidated in the group's financial statements with effect from 3 July. Thus, the above figures for Canada include Northern Harvest.

    The complete Q3 2018 report will be released on 31 October at 06:30 CET.

    Please refer to the Annual Report for detailed descriptions and reconciliations of non-IFRS measures such as operational EBIT and NIBD.

    This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. Reported by GlobeNewswire 9 hours ago.

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    15 October 2018, Limassol, Cyprus

    The Board of directors of SeaBird Exploration Plc has approved an employee share option plan for a maximum of 28.4 million share options to be allocated to current and future employees. This follows the significant reduction in the base salary and bonus scheme of the Company's employees as implemented late 2017 and as part of the 2017 refinancing.

    The share option plan has a duration of three years from grant date. One third of the options granted will vest one year after the grant date, one third of the options granted will vest two years after the grant date and the remaining one third of the options granted will vest three years after the grant date. All options may be exercised at any time within one year from the corresponding vesting dates.

    A total of up to 25.3 million options are granted as of 12 October 2018 and will have an exercise price of NOK 2.40 for the tranche vesting one year after grant date, NOK 2.65 for the tranche vesting two years after the grant date and NOK 2.90 for the tranche vesting three years after the grant date.

    The following primary insiders have been granted options:

    Chief Executive Officer, Hans Petter Klohs is awarded 3,600,000 options. Holding after the allocation is 220,000 shares and 3,600,000 options in the company.

    Chief Operating Officer, Finn Atle Hamre is awarded 2,600,000 options. Holding after the allocation is 52,500 shares and 2,600,000 options in the company.

    Chief Financial Officer, Nils Haugestad is awarded 2,600,000 options. Holding after the allocation is 800,000 shares and 2,600,000 options in the company.

    Chief Commercial Officer, Gunnar C. Jansen is awarded 2,600,000 options. Holding after the allocation is 0 shares and 2,600,000 options in the company.

    VP Business Development, Kjell Mangerøy is awarded 1,500,000 options. Holding after the allocation is 452,501 shares and 1,500,000 options in the company.

    VP Operations, Steinar Fjeldbo is awarded 800,000 options. Holding after the allocation is 0 shares and 800,000 options in the company.

    Group Controller, Eirik Underthun is awarded 800,000 options. Holding after the allocation is 0 shares and 800,000 options in the company.

    Legal Counsel, Myria Georgiou is awarded 400,000 options. Holding after the allocation is 0 shares and 400,000 options in the company.

    SeaBird is a global provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. SeaBird specializes in high quality operations within the high end of the source vessel and 2D market, as well as in the shallow/deep water 2D/3D and 4D market. Main focus for the company is proprietary seismic surveys (contract seismic). Main success criteria for the company are an unrelenting focus on Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE), combined with efficient collection of high quality seismic data. All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. These factors include SeaBird`s reliance on a cyclical industry and the utilization of the company's vessels. Actual results may differ substantially from those expected or projected in the forward-looking statements.

    This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

    For further queries contact:

    Hans Petter Klohs
    CEO SeaBird Exploration
    Phone: +47 22402718   

    or

    Nils Haugestad
    CFO SeaBird Exploration
    Phone: +47 22402717    Reported by GlobeNewswire 7 hours ago.

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    [Daily News] MARINE Parks and Reserves Unit (MPRU) has started attracting hundreds of tourists to see the parks' own five attractions- whale sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, coconut crabs and reef fishes. Reported by allAfrica.com 6 hours ago.

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    15 October 2018, Limassol, Cyprus

    SeaBird Exploration has received a 30 day extension for the Osprey Explorer, currently working on an OBN survey in the US Gulf of Mexico that was announced on 25 June 2018 and commenced in late August. The extension is in accordance with the contract and brings the firm period of the contract to a total of 90 days. The company is using the Osprey Explorer for the work.

    About SeaBird: SeaBird is a global provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. SeaBird specializes in high quality operations within the high end of the source vessel and 2D market, as well as in the shallow/deep water 2D/3D and 4D market. Main focus for the company is proprietary seismic surveys (contract seismic). Main success criteria for the company are an unrelenting focus on Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE), combined with efficient collection of high quality seismic data. All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. These factors include SeaBird`s reliance on a cyclical industry and the utilization of the company's vessels. Actual results may differ substantially from those expected or projected in the forward-looking statements.

    This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. 

    For further queries contact:
    Hans Petter Klohs
    CEO SeaBird Exploration
    Phone: +47 22402718
    or
    Nils Haugestad
    CFO SeaBird Exploration
    Phone: +47 22402717 Reported by GlobeNewswire 6 hours ago.

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    SWINDON, United Kingdom and NUREMBERG, Germany, Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST), an industrial technology company and a leading provider of sensors, announced that it will exhibit at SPS IPC Drives 2018 (Hall 10.1, Booth 111) this November. To highlight its expanded Industrial business and application-specific expertise, Sensata will organize its booth around product lines and market solutions.Among its featured products will be the very latest switches, Crydom relays, circuit breakers and electrical protection devices, complemented by BEI Sensors position sensors and encoders, pressure and temperature sensors, and BEI Kimco motors. In addition, recently launched products, such as the DR45 DIN rail mount Solid State Relay (SSR), will be on display. The NOVA 22 DR45 is one of the only SSRs capable of accepting output wires up to 3 AWG with an IP20 protection rating. At the show, Sensata expects to introduce two new product series that expand on the NOVA22 family of relays.  The new series will feature higher ratings in more compact packages.

    From its position sensing solutions, Sensata will display its SIL3/PLe-rated functional safety encoders, which feature digital and sine/cosine analog electronic output options in addition to a new hall effect sensor with IO link.

    Sensata is also proud to announce an agreement to acquire GIGAVAC LLC, an industry-leading producer of high voltage contactors that are mission-critical components for electric vehicles and equipment. The acquisition of GIGAVAC (which is expected to close in the fourth quarter and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals) will extend Sensata’s capabilities in electrification for many complex and challenging applications in the automotive, battery storage, industrial and heavy vehicle and off-road (HVOR) markets.

    In the market segment focus of the exhibit, Sensata will demonstrate how its products provide solutions for a diverse range of Industry 4.0 applications to support greater automation, increased productivity, and best-in-class safety and performance. These segments include areas such as materials handling (and especially the new generation of automated guided vehicles – AGVs), water management, and heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

    Sensata is an engineering-focused business, with a goal to empower engineers across a diverse range of sectors and industries to create smarter, more connected solutions for the design challenges of today and tomorrow.

    SPS IPC Drives will take place in Nuremberg between 27 – 29 November, 2018.   Visit www2.sensata.com/sps to redeem a free entry pass to the show or to schedule a meeting with the team in Hall 10.1, Booth 111.

    *About Sensata Technologies *

    Sensata Technologies is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions with operations and business centers in twelve countries. Sensata’s products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications. For more information please visit Sensata’s website at www.sensata.com.

    Certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward- looking statements are based on certain assumptions and reflect the Company’s current expectations. As a result, these forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statements were made; and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether to reflect any future events or circumstances or otherwise. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other factors can be found in the Company's 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of these filings are available online at www.sec.gov or www.investors.sensata.com or on request from the Company’s Investor Relations department.

    *For further press information please contact:*

    Sean Feast
    Gravity London
    + 44 (0) 20 7330 8810
    sfeast@gravitylondon.com

    Sensata Contacts:

    Investors:
    Joshua Young
    (508) 236-2196
    Joshua.young@sensata.com  Media:
    Alexia Taxiarchos
    (508) 236-1761
    ataxiarchos@sensata.com     Reported by GlobeNewswire 5 hours ago.

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