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Visit One News Page for Marine news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Marine news headlines.

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    SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) today announced that it has sold more than 200 million of its GPS navigation and wearable technology products to customers around the world pursuing their passions throughout the automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor markets Garmin serves. This milestone is concurrent with the opening of the first phase of the company’s facility expansion at its North American headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. Built to enable growt Reported by Business Wire 23 minutes ago.

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    Pingtan Marine Enterprise will soon Complete the Modification and Rebuilding of 27 New Fishing Vessels The New Fishing Vessels to Be Put in Operation Successively Starting from November 2018

    FUZHOU, China, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (Nasdaq: PME), (hereafter referred to as "Pingtan" or the "Company"), a global fishing company based in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced that the Company will soon complete the modification and rebuilding project for its 27 new fishing vessels.Pingtan Marine Enterprise’s New Fishing Vessel

    In April 2018, the Company announced its 27 fishing vessels have received approval from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China and were expected to operate in the international waters of the Indian Ocean after completion of modification and rebuilding. As to date, the first batch of 4 from these 27 new fishing vessels have completed all inspections and are expected to be put out to sea for operation in November, and the remaining 23 new fishing vessels will be placed to designated waters and put in operation in batches.

    The service of these 27 new fishing vessels are expected to significantly increase Pingtan's total annual harvest capacity.

    *Management Commentary*

    Mr. Xinrong Zhuo, Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented: "We are glad that the first batch of four modified and rebuilt fishing vessels will sail to the international waters of the Indian Ocean for operation in November and the remaining vessels will also be deployed in batches to the designated waters for operation. These modified 27 fishing vessels are provided with advanced technical equipment and tools, 7 of which are light luring seine vessels and 20 are large-scale squid jigging vessels. We expect that the service of these fishing vessels can enrich Pingtan's product mix while significantly improving our performance and enhancing our capacity of supply during the traditional sales peak season in the first quarter 2019."

    *About Pingtan*

    Pingtan is a global fishing company engaging in ocean fishing through its subsidiary, Fujian Provincial Pingtan County Ocean Fishing Group Co., Ltd., or Pingtan Fishing. 

    *Business Risks and Forward-Looking Statements *

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, Pingtan's expectation of completing the modification and rebuilding of 27 fishing vessels and placing them in operation thereafter, and Pingtan's efforts and ability to expand into new fishing territories, increase production capacity, improve revenue, and promote the economic development of the international waters of the Indian Ocean. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Although forward-looking statements reflect the good faith judgment of our management, such statements can only be based on facts and factors currently known by us. Consequently, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties and actual results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes discussed in or anticipated by the forward-looking statements.  Risks include the ability to complete modification and rebuilding of vessels in a timely manner; ability to reach the international waters of the Indian Ocean; adverse weather or oceanic conditions or mechanical or other operational failure of the vessels; an unexpected dramatic decrease in production, operational, mechanical, climatic or other unanticipated issues that adversely affect the production capacity of the Company's fishing vessels and their ability to generate expected annual revenue and net income,  actions taken by government regulators that adversely affect the Company's operations of its vessels and other risk factors contained in Pingtan's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including Pingtan's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.   Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Pingtan undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

    *CONTACT:*

    Roy Yu
    Chief Financial Officer
    Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.
    Tel: +86 591 87271753
    ryu@ptmarine.net

    Maggie Li
    Investor Relations Manager
    Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.
    Tel: +86 591 8727 1753
    mli@ptmarine.net

    *INVESTOR RELATIONS COUNSEL:*

    The Equity Group Inc. 
    Katherine Yao

    Senior Associate 
    Tel: +86 10 5661 7012
    kyao@equityny.comPingtan Marine Enterprise’s New Fishing Vessel

    View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pingtan-marine-enterprise-will-soon-complete-the-modification-and-rebuilding-of-27-new-fishing-vessels-300736912.html Reported by PR Newswire Asia 2 hours ago.

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    Netflix's 6 original Marvel superhero shows, ranked from worst to best Netflix made a deal with Marvel Comics back in 2013 to produce four Marvel-universe shows and a mini-series.

    The deal expanded in 2017, when Netflix released its sixth Marvel show, "The Punisher." Its latest is season three of "Daredevil," which dropped October 19.

    Unfortunately, two of the shows have already been canceled: "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage," which both had two seasons. 

    To find out which of the Marvel Netflix shows have fared the best among critics, we turned to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes for the composite critical receptions of all seasons for each series. We used audience scores to break any ties. 

    *Here are Netflix's six original Marvel shows, ranked from worst to best, according to critics:  *

    *SEE ALSO: RANKED: Netflix's 25 original comedy shows, from worst to best*

    -6. "Iron Fist"— 37%-

    *Critic score:* 37%

    *Audience score:* 74%

    *Netflix description: *"Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfill his destiny."

    "Iron Fist" was canceled by Netflix in October 2018.-5. "The Punisher"— 66%-

    *Critic score:* 66%

    *Audience score:* 93%

    *Netflix description: *"A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy."-4. "The Defenders"— 76%-

    *Critic score:* 76%

    *Audience score:* 75%

    *Netflix description: *"Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces to take on common enemies as a sinister conspiracy threatens New York City."
    See the rest of the story at Business Insider Reported by Business Insider 1 hour ago.

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    Coral reefs, the delicate marine environments threatened by global warming, are also suffering huge damage from rats, a new scientific study has found. Reported by Reuters India 5 minutes ago.

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    The court made a passing statement by saying that the Marine Drive police is so busy with the VIP's that it does not have time to file its reply. Reported by DNA 13 hours ago.

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    XTEK Ltd (ASX:XTE) has made significant progress with various potential customers in the US, Europe and Australia for its proprietary XTclave™ armour technology. The company is on track in executing its strategy to commercialise XTclave™ technology in the production of XTEK armour products including ballistic plates and helmets. In the US, XTEK aims to both sell directly to key customers and partner with leading US-based defence manufacturers and distributors. READ: XTEK wins first purchase order for its drone-based technology from Australian Defence Force XTEK’s managing director Philippe Odouard said: “XTEK is pleased to be executing on its market entry plans to commercialise XTclave™. “Following years of research and development, the company’s XTclave™ technology has multiple exciting near-term milestones with significant customers interested across key target markets including the US, Europe and Australia. Dealing with US Government’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) “Further, the XTclave™ manufactured helmet shells represents promising and significant upside potential, as we look to develop the existing evaluation agreement with the US CTTSO into a significant commercial agreement. “XTEK remains confident on the results of CTTSO’s evaluation given the similarities to the internal test and is looking forward to providing further updates to the market. “Lastly, XTEK continues to progress commercialisation of XTclave™ technology in the European and Australian markets.” Proposal made to US Department of Defence XTEK has also made a proposal to the US Department of Defence (DOD) through a request for information (RFI) process to develop new ballistic plates for the US Marine Corps. XTEK completed the RFI with Diamond Age, a leading US-based material science and engineering firm, focused on the development of leading anti-ballistic armour systems. Moving towards production orders in Australian and Europe Following XTEK’s initial orders from Finland-based FY Composites in December 2017 and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in April 2018, testing and assessment on ballistic plates has been progressed. XTEK expects to receive the outcome of the initial evaluation and assessment from FY Composites in the December quarter and the ADF in the March quarter. Pending positive outcomes, the next step would be to complete a comprehensive evaluation process, potentially leading to larger production orders. Reported by Proactive Investors 13 hours ago.

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    Marine ecologist Sallie Beavers of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park said the octopuses were the size of green peas. Reported by Brisbane Times 9 hours ago.

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    Jealous ex-Royal Marine admits bugging girlfriend's bedroom and carrying out 'body searches' because he thought she was cheating Bugging devices were hidden in a Grimsby woman's bedroom by paranoid Royal Marine boyfriend who repeatedly called her 'tramp' and spat at her Reported by Grimsby Telegraph 9 hours ago.

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    Marine Harvest ASA hereby invites you to the presentation of the results for the third quarter 2018 at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26, 0117 Oslo, Norway.

    Please note that the quarterly report and presentation will be published at 06:30 CET.

    The presentation will be held in English and will also be webcast. You have the opportunity to post questions online throughout the webcast session. The webcast will be available on http://www.marineharvest.com/investor/quarterly-material/

    You are also invited to participate in an international conference call at 16:00 (CET) on the same day where you have the opportunity to ask questions to Marine Harvest's management. The participants can call in using the details below. Participants for the telephone conference are kindly asked to call in 5-10 minutes in advance of the commencement of the conference in order to subscribe.

    *Participant Access*

      Conference Title: MHG Q3 2018 International Conference call
      Moderator Name: Marine Harvest management
      Company Name: Marine Harvest ASA

    *Please dial-in using the relevant number below and the Conference ID Code.*

    *Conference ID Code: **3694867*

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    Australia, Sydney Local +61 (0)2 9193 3707
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    Belgium, Brussels Local +32 (0)2 404 0659
    Brazil, Sao Paulo Local +55 11 3181 4923
    Canada, Montreal Local +1 438 968 3557
    Canada, Toronto Local +1 647 794 1827
    Chile Tollfree/Freephone 123 0020 6714
    China National 4001 209104
    Czech Republic, Prague Local +420 225 439 753
    Denmark, Copenhagen Local +45 35 15 80 49
    Estonia, Tallinn Local +372 674 3065
    Finland, Helsinki Local +358 (0)9 7479 0361
    France, Paris Local +33 (0)1 76 77 22 74
    Germany, Frankfurt Local +49 (0)69 2222 13420
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    Japan, Tokyo Local +81 (0)3 6897 0212
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    Luxembourg, Luxembourg Local +352 2786 1336
    Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Local +60 (0)3 7724 0312
    Netherlands, Amsterdam Local +31 (0) 20 721 9251
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    Sweden, Stockholm Local +46 (0)8 5033 6574
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    Taiwan, Province of China, Taipei Local +886 (0)2 8793 3293
    United Kingdom, Local Local +44 (0)330 336 9105
    United States, Los Angeles Local +1 323-794-2094

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

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  • 10/24/18--22:04: Profit growth for Orkla
  • *Orkla's operating profit (EBIT adj.) increased by 7% in the third quarter to NOK 1,353 million. Orkla's operating revenues increased in the third quarter by 3%, to NOK 10,126 million.*Branded Consumer Goods achieved turnover growth of 2%.* *Organic turnover growth was 0.8% in the period, adjusted for the loss of a distribution agreement in Orkla Confectionery & Snacks. Three out of four business areas delivered profit growth.

    "We had sales growth in a majority of the markets in which we operate, and are particularly pleased by the progress made in Finland, Central Europe and India. Growth in Orkla Care was hampered by a weak performance in Poland and the UK. Several of Orkla's categories in Norway have been affected by lower campaign activity and higher retail prices to consumers, which had a negative impact on volume growth. In addition, the huge increase in taxes in the Norwegian market resulted in growth in online and cross-border shopping. It is encouraging that the Government is now reversing the increase in the chocolate and confectionery tax," says Orkla President and CEO Peter A. Ruzicka. 

    Orkla made a number of structural changes in the third quarter. In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, it decided to integrate the two companies Hamé and Vitana to form a single Orkla Foods company. In the UK, Orkla Food Ingredients acquired the chocolate and caramel manufacturer County Confectionery, which chiefly supplies the industrial market.

    Profit from associates totalled NOK 116 million in the third quarter. This 13% increase is largely attributable to Jotun. The market situation remains challenging in Marine Coatings.

    Hydro Power achieved operating profit of NOK 102 million in the third quarter, an improvement of 28% from the same period of 2017. The increase is mainly due to higher power prices, while production volume declined. 

    Orkla's profit before tax rose by 4% to NOK 1,364 million in the third quarter. Earnings per share for continuing operations increased by 3%, to NOK 1.01.   

    Orkla ASA
    Oslo, 25 October 2018* *

    *Ref.:*
    Group Director Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs
    Håkon Mageli
    Mob.: +47 928 45 828
    SVP Investor Relations
    Thomas Ljungqvist
    Mobil +47 482 59 618

    An Excel spreadsheet with key figures may be found at www.orkla.com. 
    This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5 -12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.*Attachments*

    · Presentation of 3rd Quarter 2018.pdf
    · 3rd Quarter 2018.pdf Reported by GlobeNewswire 9 hours ago.

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    Green Valley Pharmaceutical Company has submitted New Drug Applications and Market Authorization to China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for Sodium Oligomannurarate (GV-971)

    BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Valley Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Headquarter: Shanghai) announced promising findings from a Phase 3 clinical trial of GV-971, a multi targeting carbohydrate-based drug, with 818 patients across 34 sites in China for treatment of patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease at the 11^th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease Conference (CTAD) in Barcelona, Spain.

    In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center trial, 818 patients were randomized to receive either GV-971 450mg twice per day by oral administration or placebo for a treatment period of 36 weeks. The trial participants were between 50-85 years old, met clinical criteria for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease, had MMSE scores of 11-26, and MRI evidence included medial temporal lobe atrophy visual rating scale (MTA) grade >2, Fazekas scale for white matter lesions grade
    GV-971 showed statistically significant improvement on the primary endpoint ADAS-Cog12 (p
    The 36-week trial was led by Shifu Xiao, MD, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, Zhenxin Zhang, MD, from Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing, and Dr. Meiyu Geng, conducted by investigators at 34 clinical trial sites in China, and supported by the clinical research organization (CRO) IQVIA (formerly Quintiles) and the imaging CRO Bioclinica.

    "GV-971 is a novel, marine-derived oligosaccharide, which has multi targeting mechanisms including inhibition of amyloid-β fibril formation, neuroinflammation, and recondition of dysbiosis of gut microbiota", stated Dr. Meiyu Geng , PhD, professor at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the key inventor of GV-971. "We are encouraged by our findings from this Phase 3 clinical trial, we are excited to bringing new potential therapies to millions of patients around the world."

    "Based on its suggested mechanisms of action and promising cognitive effects, GV-971 could help diversify the portfolio of treatments for this terrible disease," said Eric Reiman, MD, Executive Director of Banner Alzheimer's Institute. "Additional studies are needed to further clarify and confirm its promising biological and clinical effects."

    "The trial of GV-971 consistently showed a cognitive benefit, it has promise as a new therapy for Alzheimer's disease," said Jeffrey Cummings, MD, Professor of Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. "We look forward to the future global development of GV-971."

    Green Valley Pharmaceuticals have submitted New Drug and Marketing Authorization applications to the CFDA in Oct. 16, 2018 and plans to conduct global trials in the near future.

    "We are very grateful to our patients and their families for their support," said Songtao Lv, CEO and Chairman of Green Valley Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. "We look forward to continuing on this journey with them--together with private and public partners of Green Valley, we are striving to make Alzheimer's disease a distant memory."

    *About Green Valley
    *Green Valley is an innovation-driven pharmaceutical company committed to researching and developing drugs that patients are yearning for. The company focuses its primary efforts on developing carbohydrate drugs for patients with complex chronic diseases in areas of central nervous system, cardiovascular, and oncology. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Shanghai with over 1500 staffs on board, Green Valley's business presence in China covers more than 31 provinces/municipals including 2 GMP manufacturing sites and has achieved more than $700 million in revenue in the previous fiscal year. The company's product Salvianolate is a top 10 drug for cardiovascular disease in China. The new drug registration application and marketing authorization application for GV-971 has been recently submitted to CFDA for treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

    For more information about Green Valley, please visit http://www.shgvp.com/En

    *Forward Looking Statement
    *This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Green Valley. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of Green Valley and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Green Valley's public reports, which are available on the Green Valley website at http://www.shgvp.com/En. Green Valley assumes no liability for the update of these forward-looking statements or the consistency between these forward-looking statements and future events or developments.

    *Contact*:
    Brianne Murphy Miller
    415-359-2303 (o)
    650-575-7727 (c)
    brianne@landispr.com

    Related Links :

    http://www.shgvp.com/En Reported by PR Newswire Asia 7 hours ago.

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    Thursday 25 October, 2018A sticking plaster approach to conservation is failing Scotland’s wildlife – and with species such as red squirrel, wild cat and capercaillie declining or on the edge of extinction, a new era of massive rewilding is needed, says a landmark new book from Trees for Life and SCOTLAND: The Big Picture.

    Scotland has the space and opportunity to take a fresh approach, with people working with nature, not against it, and allowing ecosystems to restore themselves on a large-scale, say the authors of Scotland: A Rewilding Journey, which is being launched in Inverness this evening.

    “Right now, nature is in steep decline – but Scotland is perfectly placed to become a rewilding world-leader. Our wild places can flourish if we allow nature to work in its own way on a big scale, with a helping hand in places. There would be huge benefits for people – from our health and wellbeing to creating sustainable jobs in rural areas,” said Steve Micklewright, Chief Executive of Trees for Life.

    Illustrated by world-class images captured by top nature photographers over three years, and with essays from leading commentators, the book lays out an inspiring vision of how rewilding forests, peatlands, rivers, moorlands and the ocean could transform Scotland for the better.

    Deforestation, deer and sheep grazing, burning moors for grouse hunting, exotic conifers and denuded seas have left Scotland as one of the world’s most nature-depleted countries, its landscapes supporting fewer people than previously as a result. Climate change now poses a major threat.

    Returns or rebounds of species like beavers, sea eagles and pine martens happen slowly. Birds of prey like hen harriers are persecuted. Wolf, crane, wild boar, elk and lynx were all made extinct long ago.

    “For decades we've been trying to save nature piecemeal – a rare bird or insect here, a fragment of woodland there. But climate change and biodiversity loss now present critical threats to our survival, and saving bits and pieces of nature isn’t enough. As a wealthy country with plenty of space, we can do so much better,” said the book’s co-author Peter Cairns, Director of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture.

    Despite superb nature reserves, amazing patches of Caledonian pinewood and new Marine Protected Areas, nature is now hugely fragmented and diminished across Scotland. Its awe-inspiring landscapes are often ecological deserts, stripped of woodlands. Only 1.5 per cent of its land is national nature reserves, while a quarter is ecologically impoverished grouse moors or deer forests.

    Scotland’s seas are in trouble too – with wild salmon stocks declining, heavy dredging raking the sea floor, and gannets feeding their chicks plastic waste.

    The book’s publication aims to be a watershed moment in the rapidly growing movement for rewilding, and a catalyst for change by shifting attitudes and perceptions, and sparking debate and discussion.

    Momentum for rewilding has been highlighted by widespread calls for the return of the lynx, reintroduction of beavers, and initiatives such as Cairngorms Connect – a land manager partnership that is enhancing habitats across a vast stretch of Cairngorms National Park.

    There has also been huge public support for Scotland: A Rewilding Journey’s publication. The book was funded by a successful crowdfunding appeal run by Trees for Life, and is supported by an alliance of organisations including Reforesting Scotland, Rewilding Britain, Rewilding Europe, The Borders Forest Trust, The European Nature Trust, and Woodland Trust Scotland.

    Bringing back trees would be a good start for major rewilding. Only four per cent of Scotland is native woodland. Rewilded woodlands like Glen Affric could be enjoyed across the country by expanding pinewoods into a grand nationwide network. This would help red squirrels, crested tits and capercaillie, which can’t cross large areas of open ground and are now imprisoned in isolated islands of woodland.

    The book aims to encourage conversations and cooperation between different audiences and groups. Rewilding can co-exist well with farming, forestry and recreational activities.

    It encourages conservationists and landowners to work together with mutual respect. Cooperation between deer managers and conservationists could help resolve over-grazing in the Highlands – which prevents woodlands from regenerating – with sporting traditions enjoyed in more natural settings.

    Soaring deer numbers could also be managed by allowing the return of apex predators such as wolf and lynx, when the time is right and when public opinion is prepared to welcome them back.

    Restoring large areas of wild places could provide employment, especially in the Highlands and Islands. Otters, deer, puffins and sea eagles all support a growing nature tourism economy.

    Nature’s benefits also include beavers preventing flooding, trees providing food, and peatlands soaking up carbon dioxide. Studies show how nature boosts people’s health, and is good for children.

    Scotland: A Rewilding Journey (£25 from www.scotlandbigpicture.com)is published by SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, a non-profit social enterprise that includes leading nature photographers and filmmakers, and promotes the benefits of a wilder Scotland through stunning visual media.

    Trees for Life is restoring Scotland’s Caledonian Forest and its wildlife. See www.treesforlife.org.uk.

    Ends

    Notes to editors

    Launch event details

    When: 7.30pm, Thursday 25 October 2018

    Where: La Scala, Eden Court, Inverness

    Speaker: Peter Cairns, Director of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture

    Price: £12 (discount for Trees for Life members)

    * For more information regarding media usage, ownership and rights please contact Trees For Life.

    Distributed by http://www.pressat.co.uk/ Reported by Pressat 6 hours ago.

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    Full-service provider of aluminum extrusions, Taber Extrusions, has completed the relocation and start-up of recently acquired micro-extrusion press lines. Taber’s present and future customers can expect to see increased supply opportunities with the expanded set of extrusion solutions, programs and services.

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (PRWEB) October 25, 2018

    Taber Extrusions, located in Russellville, Arkansas is a highly regarded full-service provider of aluminum extrusions to a wide variety of industries including aerospace, transportation, defense, and thermal management. Taber has completed the relocation and start-up of the recently acquired micro-extrusion press lines. ISO 9001 and AS 9100 certified, Taber’s present and future customers can expect to see increased supply opportunities with the expanded set of extrusion solutions, programs and services.

    “It’s about having all the different to meet the extrusion end users growing needs,” states Jason Weber, Taber Extrusions Vice President of Sales and Marketing, in a recent article by Light Metal Age Magazine. “One of the taglines we use is ‘Shaping Endless Possibilities.’ With the extensive variety of extruded shapes Taber produces—from micro-extrusions to wide profiles and everything in between—Taber embodies that message.”

    The ultra-precision extrusion® manufacturing lines have a production envelope with a circle size of 3 inches or less and a weight per foot of 1 lbs. or less. For comparison, the 8,600 ton press in Russellville produces profiles with a minimum weight of 4 lbs. per foot. Unlike traditional extrusion presses, these micro-extrusion presses are built in such a way to allow for the production of extrusions with wall thicknesses of 0.010 inches and tolerance capabilities of +/- 0.001 inches. These micro-extrusion production centers allow designers and engineers the freedom to engineer profiles that would otherwise be unextrudable through conventional presses. (- Light Metal Age Magazine, 2018)

    Founded in 1973, Taber Extrusions originally pioneered a process for extruding rectangular billet which enables the company to extrude solid profiles up to 31 inches wide or hollows up to 29 inches. Taber expanded with the purchase of an extrusion facility in Gulfport, MS., in 1995 which houses a new state of the art cast house and two additional presses, and the fabrication area has been expanded multiple times. Taber continues to extrude billet in a wide range of alloys and sizes, and has diversified its markets beyond military since its inception to include aerospace, automotive, marine, infrastructure, and sporting goods, among many others. For these markets, the company supplies cast and extruded products in a variety of soft and hard alloys. Today, Taber Extrusions is proud of its aluminum micro-extrusion capabilities, and full offering of extruded aluminum components, value-added machining services and raw material supply to the North American market.

    Thank you for your continued support of Taber Extrusions, LLC. If you have any questions please visit taberextrusions.com or contact one of our Regional Sales Representatives.

    Follow Taber Extrusions
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    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/taberextrusions Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    Retirement Community Artisans Celebrate International Artists Day

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (PRWEB) October 25, 2018

    They are creative and passionate, producing works that inspire and uplift. They are artists. International Artist Day, celebrated annually on October 25, recognizes all artisans for their contributions to our culture, regardless of their experience or skill level.

    And a group of talented artisans at Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is proving that while art is ageless, artists can be as well! Creating with paint, cameras, stained glass, pastels, and mixed media, the community’s artists take inspiration from the surrounding beauty of Atlantic Shores’ 100-acre campus. As fall color come alive, many of these artists will celebrate the holiday by gathering on a lake near the heart of the community’s for an outdoor art session.

    Just like their younger contemporaries, the works of these seasoned artists are showcased in gallery shows and exhibits, with many of their pieces in private and corporate collections both locally and abroad. Each year, a collection is also featured in a showcase gallery during Atlantic Shores’ Home & Garden Tour. And a rotating selection is featured on display in two of Atlantic Shores’ busiest Clubhouse corridors.

    Many artists are self-taught, others are taught by talented residents fellow residents in the community’s sunny art studio. Some residents also instructed by professionals, including classes at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

    And appreciation for the arts goes beyond creating their own masterpieces, with trips to local art shows and exhibits at the Chrysler Museum, and Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art to appreciate the work of other artists.

    Resident artist Ann McDowell recently spearheaded the creation of Atlantic Shores’ newest artist’s group, composed of artists, crafts persons, and art aficionados. The group meets monthly for art demos and field trips, including to The Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach, where Anne is a member. Her background reflects the diversity of talents among her fellow residents. Ann studied photography at The International School of Photography in New York, and painting at the Virginia Museum, Smithsonian, and The Art League. Her recent style is acrylic incorporating collage, with pieces showcased in four solo shows, and honored with awards at several juried exhibits.

    An exceptional painter who re-creates works by the world’s master artists, resident artist Jane Webster considers herself an ongoing art student, and attributes her talents to superb teachers over the years. Her appreciation for the arts goes beyond simply creating her own masterpieces. She has also been a Master Docent at the Chrysler Museum for 19 years.

    Also very active in the supporting the arts, resident artist Barbara Fleming even has a gallery named after her at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.

    Teachers and students alike are finding fulfillment through art - - some discovering their creative side for the first time later in life, and other reconnecting with artistic talents now they now have time to devote to.

    After her husband passed away in 1984, resident artist Margene Sullivan began blooming in her late-eighties, enrolled in painting and dancing classes to fill her time. She developed her fledgling talent, and is now one of the most talented pastel artists in the community. Her artwork has been featured in a student exhibit at the Virginia MOCA. At times, Margene has been the oldest person in her art class, to which she commented, “that’s just fine with me. It’s never too late to learn something new, and to do something you love.”

    And their works are capturing the attention of a national fan base as well, winning several categories in the LeadingAge Virginia online senior art show, competing against pieces of art from 17 retirement communities across the state. Some are taking this national exposure to a new level, like 79 year-old artist George Ikonen, who’s also gained fame by being featured “in the buff” while creating one of his paintings as a model in the Pin-Up Boys of Atlantic Shores Calendar, a nearly-nude fundraising calendar featuring gentlemen from the retirement community.

    Camaraderie keeps the Atlantic Shores artist community moving forward, encouraging and spurring each other’s creativity. As George Ikonen says, “I first picked up a paint brush in 1972 before heading overseas as part of the Marine Corp. It wasn’t until 2009, when I took a class at Atlantic Shores, that I took up painting again. Now it is such a big part of my life, I don’t know what I’d do without it. I have my friends at Atlantic Shores to thank for that gift.”

    For more details on the Atlantic Shores lifestyle, visit http://www.atlanticshoresliving.com. Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    On “Digital Manufacturing: Moving from Concept to Full-scale Implementation”

    LONDON (PRWEB) October 25, 2018

    QiO, which provides predictive analytics and artificial intelligence software to help global industrials and manufacturers quickly improve operational efficiency, productivity and safety, announced that CEO Baz Khuti will present at the Globant Converge Conference held today at the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Khuti will discuss “Digital Manufacturing: Moving from Concept to Full-scale Implementation”, as part of the overall conference agenda focused on “The Pursuit of the AI Transformation: Ethics, Real Cases and Secrets to Uncover the Next Cognitive Revolution.”

    “Participating in Converge is a fantastic opportunity to hear from some of the world’s finest technology minds; I am pleased to join such an illustrious panel of speakers who are at the forefront of their respective industries” said Mr. Khuti who joins presenters from companies including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google, Goldman Sachs, and Autodesk, as part of a day-long conference.

    QiO, which was recently included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant on Industrial IoT platforms, has been deployed by customers in aerospace, marine, and oil & gas sectors.

    “In 2018 we released QiO Foresight Suite® of software applications and AI-driven digital twin technology to accelerate digital manufacturing for our customers. I look forward to sharing QiO’s proven approach to solving complex industrial challenges with our peers” said Khuti.

    About QiO
    QiO is an Industry 4.0 advanced analytics and artificial intelligence software company that enables global industrials and manufacturers to quickly improve operational efficiency, productivity and safety. QiO delivers technology that helps industrial engineers simulate, predict, collaborate and optimise business processes to drive better outcomes. For more information on QiO please visit our website at https://qio.io Reported by PRWeb 4 hours ago.

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    China Yuchai International to Announce Unaudited Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results on November 8, 2018 - Earnings Call to Begin at 8:00 A.M. EST -

    SINGAPORE, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- *China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD)* ("China Yuchai" or the "Company"), announced today that it will be releasing its unaudited third quarter 2018 financial results on Thursday, November 8, 2018 before the market opens for trading. A conference call and audio webcast for the investment community has been scheduled for 8:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2018. The call will be hosted by the President and Chief Financial Officer of China Yuchai, Mr. Weng Ming Hoh and Dr. Thomas Phung, respectively, who will present on and discuss the financial results and business outlook of the Company followed with a Q&A session.

    Analysts and institutional investors may participate in the conference call by dialing +1-866-519-4004 (United States), +800-906-601 (Hong Kong), 400-620-8038 (China) or +65 67135090 (International), *Conference Code: 1859527* approximately five to ten minutes before the call start time.

    For all other interested parties, a simultaneous webcast can be accessed at the investor relations section of the Company's website located at http://www.cyilimited.com. Participants are requested to log into the webcast at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The recorded webcast will be available on the website shortly after the earnings call.

    *About China Yuchai International*

    China Yuchai International Limited, through its subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited ("GYMCL"), engages in the manufacture, assembly, and sale of a wide variety of light-, medium- and heavy-duty engines for trucks, buses, passenger vehicles, construction equipment, marine and agriculture applications in China. GYMCL also produces diesel power generators. The engines produced by GYMCL range from diesel to natural gas and hybrid engines. Through its regional sales offices and authorized customer service centers, the Company distributes its engines directly to auto OEMs and retailers and provides maintenance and retrofitting services throughout China. Founded in 1951, GYMCL has established a reputable brand name, strong research and development team and significant market share in China with high-quality products and reliable after-sales support. In 2017, GYMCL sold 367,097 engines and is recognized as a leading manufacturer and distributor of engines in China. For more information, please visit http://www.cyilimited.com.

    *Safe Harbor Statement*

    This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "project", "targets", "optimistic", "confident that", "continue to", "predict", "intend", "aim", "will" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that may be deemed forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements concerning the Company's operations, financial performance and condition are based on current expectations, beliefs and assumptions which are subject to change at any time. The Company cautions that these statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of important factors such as government and stock exchange regulations, competition, political, economic and social conditions around the world and in China including those discussed in the Company's Form 20-Fs under the headings "Risk Factors", "Results of Operations" and "Business Overview" and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. All forward-looking statements are applicable only as of the date it is made, and the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to maintain or update the forward-looking information, whether of the nature contained in this release or otherwise, in the future.

    *For more information, please contact:
    *Investor Relations
    Kevin Theiss
    Tel: +1-212-521-4050
    Email: cyd@bluefocus.com

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    Hawke's Bay Police seek witnesses to feeling driver incident Hawke's Bay Police are seeking witnesses to a fleeing driver incident in Napier on Labour Day.A driver of a stolen vehicle fled from police on Marine Parade around 10.30am on Monday before ramming into several police patrol cars.A... Reported by New Zealand Herald 4 hours ago.

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    Sir David Attenborough's bid to save Scottish kelp The Blue Planet broadcaster (pictured) made what is thought to be his first intervention into politics north of the border to call on MSPs to preserve the 'globally important' marine habitats. Reported by MailOnline 3 hours ago.

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