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    This National Sea Slug Day, celebrate the addition of 17 new species of nudibranch to the tree of life. Adorned in lavish patterns and colors that range from yellow polka dots to shades of mauve and neon blue, the new marine invertebrates hail from coral reefs across the Indo-Pacific region. The team also identified a number of distant relatives that have independently evolved the same color pattern -- a first-ever genetic confirmation that color mimicry is widespread in the sea slug world. Reported by Science Daily 34 minutes ago.

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    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eagle Marine Services (EMS), an EQT Infrastructure III-owned container terminal which is one of the largest in the Twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, today announced the launch of a new corporate brand identity and name. Effective immediately, the organization will be known as Fenix Marine Services, Ltd. (“Fenix”). The Fenix name represents the reinvention of what was once the most technologically advanced facility in North America. The rebranding also marks Reported by Business Wire 23 hours ago.

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    OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — A U.S. Marine from West Virginia whose remains were identified more than a half-century after he was killed during a World War II battle on a Pacific island has been buried with full military honors. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Joe Lukie was buried Saturday in Oak Hill. The 19-year-old resident […] Reported by Seattle Times 22 hours ago.

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  • 10/29/18--10:16: Ship traffic, October 30
  • Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT APL Esplanade Los Angeles OAK CMA CGM Ivanhoe Los Angeles OAK CSCL Winter Los Angeles OAK Maersk Altair Long Beach OAK MSC Sasha Long Beach OAK MSC Saturn Long Beach OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT CSL Frontier Port Unknown SFO F.D.Angelica Port Unknown SFO Manoa Honolulu OAK NYK Diana Tokyo OAK Oakland Express Seattle OAK President Wilson Yokohama, Japan OAK Thalassa Axia Tacoma OAK Yunnan Port Unknown SFO Source: S.F. Marine Exchange Reported by SFGate 22 hours ago.

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    Dow Chemical and other corporate investors have pledged $90 million to Circulate Capital to help curb marine plastic waste in -More-  Reported by SmartBrief 19 hours ago.

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    NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCHC), a diversified holding company, announced today that it will release its financial results for the third quarter 2018 on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 after the market closes.The Company will host an earnings conference call reviewing these results and its operations the same day, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET.  Participating on the call will be Philip Falcone, the Company’s Chairman, President and CEO, Michael J. Sena, Chief Financial Officer and Andrew G. Backman, Managing Director of Investor Relations and Public Relations.

    Dial-in instructions for the conference call and the replay are outlined below.  This conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties through HC2’s website, in the "Investor Relations" section.  To listen to the live call, please go to the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register and download any necessary audio software.  For those who are not able to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call on the HC2 website.

    *Conference Call Details*

    *Live Call*
    Dial-In (Toll Free): 1-866- 395-3893
    International Dial-In: 1-678- 509-7540
    Participant Entry Number: 1949939

    *Conference Replay**
    Domestic Dial-In (Toll Free): 1-855- 859-2056
    International Dial-In: 1-404- 537-3406
    Conference Number: 1949939

    *Available approximately two hours after the end of the conference call through December 7, 2018.

    *About HC2*

    HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded (NYSE:HCHC) diversified holding company, which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate long-term sustainable free cash flow and attractive returns in order to maximize value for all stakeholders.  HC2 has a diverse array of operating subsidiaries across eight reportable segments, including Construction, Marine Services, Energy, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Broadcasting, Insurance and Other.  HC2's largest operating subsidiaries include DBM Global Inc., a family of companies providing fully integrated structural and steel construction services, and Global Marine Systems Limited, a leading provider of engineering and underwater services on submarine cables. Founded in 1994, HC2 is headquartered in New York, New York.  Learn more about HC2 and its portfolio companies at

    *Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements*

    Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains, and certain oral statements made by HC2’s representatives from time to time may contain, forward-looking statements. Generally, forward-looking statements include information describing actions, events, results, strategies and expectations and are generally identifiable by use of the words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “might,” or “continues” or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, statements regarding HC2’s expectation regarding building shareholder value and future cash and invested assets.  Such statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of HC2’s management and the management of HC2’s subsidiaries and portfolio companies. HC2 believes these judgments are reasonable, but you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results, and HC2’s actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of important factors, both positive and negative, that may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Such important factors include, without limitation, issues related to the restatement of HC2’s financial statements; the fact that HC2 has historically identified material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting, and any inability to remediate future material weaknesses; capital market conditions; the ability of HC2's subsidiaries and portfolio companies to generate sufficient net income and cash flows to make upstream cash distributions; volatility in the trading price of HC2 common stock; the ability of HC2 and its subsidiaries and portfolio companies to identify any suitable future acquisition opportunities; HC2’s ability to realize efficiencies, cost savings, income and margin improvements, growth, economies of scale and other anticipated benefits of strategic transactions; difficulties related to the integration of financial reporting of acquired or target businesses; difficulties completing pending and future acquisitions and dispositions; effects of litigation, indemnification claims, and other contingent liabilities; changes in regulations and tax laws; and risks that may affect the performance of the operating subsidiaries and portfolio companies of HC2. Although HC2 believes its expectations and assumptions regarding its future operating performance are reasonable, there can be no assurance that the expectations reflected herein will be achieved. These risks and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in HC2’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and HC2’s other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release.

    You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to HC2 or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and unless legally required, HC2 undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    For information on HC2 Holdings, Inc., please contact:

    Andrew G. Backman
    Managing Director
    Investor Relations & Public Relations
    212-339-5836 Reported by GlobeNewswire 16 hours ago.

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    WWF report reveals staggering extent of human impact on planet

    Toronto, Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global wildlife populations have declined by 60 per cent on average in just over 40 years, according to World Wildlife Fund’s new global Living Planet Report. The report, released today, presents a sobering picture of the harmful human impacts on wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers and climate. It underlines the rapidly closing window for action and the urgent need for widescale adoption of new approaches to valuing, protecting and restoring nature.


    *Canadian context*

    Canadian wildlife are not exempt from this global biodiversity crisis. WWF’s recent Living Planet Report Canada found that half of monitored vertebrate species in this country are declining, and of those, the decline is 83 per cent. This report also found that federally protected at-risk species have continued to decline since the Species at Risk Act became law.    


    *Megan Leslie, WWF-Canada’s president and CEO, says:*

    “Our constantly increasing demands on nature are driving wildlife to extinction. It’s not just elephants, freshwater dolphins and rhinos, but Canadian wildlife too. Caribou, southern resident killer whales, burrowing owls: These Canadian species have been pushed to the brink by human impacts on nature.


    “We are at a pivotal moment. We still have a chance to turn around our impact on nature and begin to reverse the decline on wildlife. Canada has committed to new land protections the size of Alberta by 2020. If we do this right, by choosing connected areas that have maximum value for wildlife, we could make meaningful progress on supporting biodiversity here at home. But if we squander this opportunity, we will condemn many more species to population loss and even extinction.”


    *The science*

    The Living Planet Report 2018 presents a comprehensive overview of the state of our natural world, 20 years after the flagship report was first published. Through indicators such as the Living Planet Index, provided by the Zoological Society of London, the Species Habitat Index, the IUCN Red List Index and the Biodiversity Intactness Index, as well as planetary boundaries and the ecological footprint, the report paints a disturbing picture: Human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge.

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    *What is driving global species loss?*

    Habitat loss due to agriculture and overexploitation of species remain the biggest threats to biodiversity and ecosystems globally. These threats are particularly evident in the tropics, resulting in more significant wildlife loss in those areas. Only one-quarter of land on Earth is free from impacts of human activities and that number is projected to decline to just one- tenth by 2050.


    Habitat loss is the greatest threat to Canadian wildlife as well from forestry, agriculture, urbanization and industrial development. Boreal forests and wetlands – both substantial carbon sinks – have experienced considerable disruption in Canada.


    Climate change is a growing threat, already having an effect at an ecosystem and species level.


    *What can be done?*

    This Living Planet Report echoes the urgency heard from the recent International Panel on Climate Change’s report Global Warming of 1.5°C: We are in the midst of a planetary crisis caused by human activities and we are still trending in the wrong direction.


    To date, the loss of 60 per cent of our wildlife worldwide has failed to galvanize governments, businesses and individuals. Like climate change, bending the curve on biodiversity loss requires immediate action.

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    Governments at all levels, business, industry and the public must immediately join forces to meet Canada’s baseline commitments on biodiversity, protected areas and climate change. Failure to do so will result in continuing wildlife losses, with many species heading towards extinction. Specifically, we must:

    · Create new high-quality networks of protected areas for terrestrial and inland waters, that prioritize species at risk, benefit the highest number of wildlife and act as massive carbon sinks.
    · Create new networks of marine protected areas that prioritize critical habitat and foraging areas for species at risk, while keeping harmful development and extractive activities such as oil and gas exploration out of marine protected areas and marine refuges.
    · Demonstrate political will and use the tools in the Species at Risk Act to prevent the extinction of our most vulnerable species (for example, issue an emergency order for southern resident killer whales).
    · Stop delaying on the promise to phase out fossil-fuel subsidies and transition that funding to support habitat-friendly renewable energy development and jobs instead.
    · Update Bill C-69 – the Impact Assessment Act – to ensure that all major development decisions are evaluated based on climate and biodiversity impacts, including:

    · A carbon budget that limits emissions to 1.5C warming.
    · Strategic, regional assessments that consider cumulative effects on ecosystems and wildlife.


    *Two recent federal decisions have created increased protections for Canada’s wildlife:*

    · Fish and other freshwater species habitat will be better protected in the new Fisheries Act (passed in the House of Commons this past June), which safeguards the flow of water essential for healthy freshwater systems and wildlife.
    · Marine mammals, forage fish and other marine wildlife will be better protected once the recommendations from the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards are passed into law, as it brings Canada’s marine protected areas in line with international standards by, among other things, banning activities such as oil and gas development.



    *Key findings from Living Planet Report*

    · Wildlife population declines are especially pronounced in the tropics, with South and Central America and the Caribbean suffering 89 per cent loss since 1970.
    · Habitat degradation and loss is consistently the most reported global threat to biodiversity.
    · Freshwater species numbers have also declined dramatically, with the Freshwater Index showing an 83 per cent decline since 1970.


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    *Key findings from Living Planet Report Canada*

    · *Mammals:* Populations dropped 43 per cent.
    · *Amphibians and reptiles:* Populations dropped 34 per cent.
    · *Fish:* Populations declined by 20 per cent.
    · *Birds:* While some groups of birds are showing signs of recovery, others aren’t faring as well. Monitored populations of grassland birds dropped 69 per cent, aerial insectivores fell 51 per cent, and shorebird populations declined by 43 per cent.

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    *About World Wildlife Fund Canada*

    WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. For more information, visit


    *For further information*

    Rebecca Spring, senior communications specialist,, +1 647-338-6274

    CONTACT: Rebecca Spring
    647-338-6274 Reported by GlobeNewswire 14 hours ago.

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    Unbridled consumption has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth's capacity to accommodate humanity's expanding appetites, the conservation group WWF warned Tuesday.

    From 1970 to 2014, 60 per cent of all animals with a backbone -- fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals -- were wiped out by human activity, according to WWF's "Living Planet" report, based on an ongoing survey of more than 4,000 species spread over 16,700 populations scattered across the globe.

    "The situation is really bad, and it keeps getting worse," WWF International director general Marco Lambertini told AFP.

    "The only good news is that we know exactly what is happening." For freshwater fauna, the decline in population over the 44 years monitored was a staggering 80 per cent. Regionally, Latin America was hit hardest, seeing a nearly 90 per cent loss of wildlife over the same period.

    Another dataset confirmed the depth of an unfolding mass extinction event, only the sixth in the last half-billion years.

    Depending on which of Earth's lifeforms are included, the current rate of species loss is 100 to 1,000 times higher than only a few hundred years ago, when people began to alter Earth's chemistry and crowd other creatures out of existence.

    Measured by weight, or biomass, wild animals today only account for four per cent of mammals on Earth, with humans (36 per cent) and livestock (60 per cent) making up the rest.

    Ten thousand years ago that ratio was probably reversed.

    "The statistics are scary," said Piero Visconti, a researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria and one of 59 co-authors of the 80-page report.

    "Unlike population declines, extinctions are irreversible." For corals, it may already be too late.

    Back-to-back marine heatwaves have already wiped out up to half of the globe's shallow-water reefs, which support a quarter of all marine life.

    Even if humanity manages to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius -- mission impossible, according to some scientists -- coral mortality will likely be 70 to 90 per cent.

    A 2C world would be a death sentence, a major UN report concluded last month. Half-a-century of conservation efforts have scored spectacular successes, with significant recoveries among tigers, manatees, grizzly bears, bluefin tuna and bald eagles.

    "If we didn't make those efforts, the situation would have been much worse," Lambertini said.

    But the onslaught of hunting, shrinking habitat, pollution, illegal trade and climate change -- all caused by humans -- has been too much to overcome, he acknowledged.

    "Scientists call it the 'great acceleration'," he said in a phone interview.

    "It is the exponential growth over the last 50 years in the use of energy, water, timber, fish, food, fertiliser, pesticides, minerals, plastics -- everything." The pace of population increase -- long taboo in development and conservation circles -- also took off around 1950, the date scientists have chosen as the "gold spike," or starting point, for a new geological period dubbed the Anthropocene, or "age of man".

    In looking for answers, conservationists are turning to climate change for inspiration.

    "We need a new global deal for nature," said Lambertini, noting two key ingredients in the 195-nation Paris climate treaty.

    "One was the realisation that climate change was dangerous for the economy and society, not just polar bears," he said.

    Similarly, he argued, threatened ecosystem services long taken for granted -- drinkable water, breathable air, heat-absorbing oceans, forests that soak up CO2, productive soil -- are worth tens of trillions of dollars every year.

    "A healthy, sustainable future for all is only possible on a planet where nature thrives and forests, oceans and rivers are teeming with biodiversity and life," said Lambertini.

    The Paris Agreement, negotiated under the UN convention on climate change, also set a clear target: global warming must be held to "well below" 2C, and 1.5C if possible.

    The parallel UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), by contrast, has lots of targets running out to 2020 which are not only too weak, but -- with one possible exception -- will probably not be met, Lambertini said.

    "The CBD is failing," he told AFP. But an upcoming meeting of the 195-nation body could be the beginning of a "revolution" that will see the Convention re-engineered in 2020 into "a new deal for Nature." 

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    Aiming to strengthen automated driving system safety and realize a society with zero traffic deaths and injuries

    Toyota City, Japan, Oct 30, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD), and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. (Tokio Marine & Nichido) announce their agreement to establish a business alliance to develop advanced automated driving technology. Through this alliance, the three companies will strive toward achieving "freedom of movement for all" and a "society with zero casualties from traffic accidents."

    Specifically, Toyota and TRI-AD will recreate actual traffic accident conditions or dangerous conditions that contribute to accidents in their automated driving simulation environment based on data provided by Tokio Marine & Nichido. This will enable Toyota and TRI-AD to conduct simulations and assessments in conditions that are closer to those of the real world, helping to enhance the safety of automated driving systems. Tokio Marine & Nichido will seek to develop an advance claims system to enhance swift claims payment in the future, using data provided by automated driving vehicles.

    Additionally, ALBERT, a data science company that offers optimized solutions in the field of big data analytics, will provide technical support for data analysis and other related activities.

    To develop advanced automated driving and safety technology, Toyota and TRI-AD utilize both artificial intelligence technology and real-world data to achieve accurate simulations. The ability to pinpoint the causes of traffic accidents and relevant data is extremely important for enhancing system capabilities.

    Tokio Marine & Nichido handles more than two million automobile accidents per year, and possesses knowledge on preventing and controlling damage costs in automobile accidents. It also retains data on circumstances, causes, and other information related to automobile accidents. Tokio Marine & Nichido considers it the company's mission to contribute to a future autonomous mobility society, and has been participating in various automated driving road-testing projects. Also, Tokio Marine & Nichido is the first in the industry to release the "Rider for Expenses for Saving Victims," an additional automobile insurance clause to insure third party victims of automated driving vehicle accidents promptly, even when the responsibility of the driver or vehicle has not been determined.

    Through this alliance, Toyota, TRI-AD, and Tokio Marine & Nichido will work together to enhance efforts to improve safety and reliability for automated driving technology, utilizing knowledge and data obtained by Tokio Marine & Nichido from its claims and other services.

    Cross-sectoral partnerships are important for enhancing the development of automated driving technology. Toyota, TRI-AD, and Tokio Marine & Nichido will remain open to opportunities for further alliances in order to harness the power of artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies for realizing a society with safe, mobility for all.

    About Toyota Motor Corporation

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the global mobility company that introduced the Prius hybrid-electric car in 1997 and the first mass-produced fuel cell sedan, Mirai, in 2014. Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937. Today, Toyota proudly employs 370,000 employees in communities around the world. Together, they build around 10 million vehicles per year in 29 countries, from mainstream cars and premium vehicles to mini-vehicles and commercial trucks, and sell them in more than 170 countries under the brands Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino. For more information, please visit
    Public Affairs Division
    Global Communications Department
    Toyota Motor Corporation
    Tel: +81-3-3817-9926Copyright 2018 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. Reported by ACN Newswire 13 hours ago.

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    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Preservation officials say the remnants of an ancient village on Guam have been removed at the site of a new U.S. Marine Corps base under construction.The Pacific Daily News reports Guam Preservation Trust board... Reported by New Zealand Herald 10 hours ago.

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    By Julia Payne and Ron Bousso LONDON (Reuters) - The market has underestimated the impact of a change in marine fuel oil rules that will turn diesel into 2019's big winner, while crude prices will cool down to around $65 a barrel, a top hedge fund manager told Reuters. Growing concerns over global economic growth and trade wars are expected to weigh on oil prices next year, New York-based BBL Commodities founder Jonathan Goldberg told the Reuters Global Commodities Summit. Crude oil recently rose to a four-year high on the back of declining Venezuelan output and an expected major hit on Iranian exports once U.S. Reported by Firstpost 9 hours ago.

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    Promoting new film 'Nobody's Fool', the 'Girls Trip' star jokes in TV interview that she is tempted to make a move on her Marine suitor because 'love is a battlefield.' Reported by AceShowbiz 9 hours ago.

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    30 October 2018, Limassol, Cyprus

    SeaBird Exploration will present their financial results for the third quarter of 2018 on Thursday 8 November. There will be an investor presentation at 08:00 hours at SeaBird's Oslo office, 2nd floor, Cort Adelers gate 16, Oslo.

    The presentation will be transmitted live at and a recorded version will be available shortly thereafter.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


    Nils Haugestad

    CFO SeaBird Exploration

    Phone: +47 22402717 Reported by GlobeNewswire 8 hours ago.

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    DALLAS, Oct. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the global glass fiber market is promising with opportunities in the end use industries such as transportation, construction, pipe and tank, electrical and electronics, wind energy, and consumer goods. The global glass fiber market is expected to reach an estimated $9.4 billion by 2023, and it is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2018 to 2023. The major growth driver for glass fiber is the rise in demand for products made of glass composites; these include bathtubs, pipes, tanks, printed circuit boards, wind blades, and automotive parts.*Browse **101 market data tables and 151 figures spread through 238 pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Glass Fiber Market" at*

    In this market, marine, transportation, pipe and tank, aerospace, construction, electrical and electronics, consumer goods, wind energy, and others are used for glass fiber manufacturing for application. Lucintel forecasts that the segments of construction and pipe & tank are expected to show average growth during the forecast period from 2018 to 2023. Download Free PDF Brochure @ Pacific is expected to remain the largest region by value and volume and is also expected to experience the highest growth over the forecast period because of growth in construction, transportation, and the electrical and electronics segments. Growing economy, growth in population, and urbanization are the major forces that drive the construction segment, especially in China and India. Pre-Purchase Query click trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the glass fiber industry, include cost optimization and performance enhancement of glass fibers. Owens Corning, Jushi, Nippon Electric Glass Co.Ltd., Taishan Fiberglass Inc., Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation (CPIC), others are among the major suppliers of glass fiber.Lucintel, a leading global market research firm has analyzed and forcasted growth opportunities for global glass fiber market by application, product type, manufacturing process, and region has compiled a comprehensive research report entitled “*Growth Opportunities in the Global Glass Fiber Market 2018-2023: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis.*” The Lucintel report serves as a catalyst for growth strategy by providing comprehensive data and analysis on trends, key drivers, and directions.For a detailed table of contents, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or mail at

    . Reported by GlobeNewswire 8 hours ago.

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    CIMC and SCG form strategic partnership SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- China International Marine Containers (Group) LTD. (CIMC Group) and Sumitomo Corporation Group (SCG) signed an agreement Friday on strengthening cooperation on intelligent and high-speed warehouse storage systems.After signing, the representatives of both sides take a group photo.

    The partnership was formed on the sidelines of First China-Japan Third-Party Market Cooperation Forum, held in Beijing on Friday.

    The move comes at a time when China, Japan and many other countries, especially those involved in Belt and Road Initiative, are seeing rapidly growing demand for automation and intellectualization in manufacturing and logistics.

    The cooperation is believed to help promote integration of advanced manufacturing, logistics infrastructure and service system, and contribute to industry upgrade of those countries.

    Intelligent and high-speed warehouse storage systems play an important role in the smart logistics process. It can save land use, cut labor intensity, reduce logistics loss and enhance efficiency.

    China is making efforts to transform and upgrade its industries after 40 years of fast economic growth since the reform and opening up in 1978. Smart logistics is an important part in the process.

    According to National Development and Reform Commission, national logistics cost amounted to 12.1 trillion yuan ($1.7 trillion) last year, accounting for 14.6 percent of the country's gross domestic product. The ratio is approximately two times that of the United State, Japan and Germany over the same period.

    China's automated logistics market has been growing at an average of 20 percent annually over the past decade, with its scale expecting to hit 110 billion yuan this year and further expanding to 214 billion yuan by 2021.

    CIMC and SCG have been cooperating on a range of sectors since 1993, including material supply, vehicle, energy and chemical industry, airport, modular building, etc.

    CIMC Group generated approximately 76.3 billion yuan in revenue in 2017, with net profit reaching 2.5 billion yuan.

    View original content to download multimedia: Reported by PR Newswire Asia 7 hours ago.

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    (Bali, 29 October 2018) CEO of REV Ocean, Nina Jensen, took the stage at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali today and announced REV Ocean and owner Kjell Inge Røkke's pledge for the ocean. The pledge of 500 million USD include the construction costs of the world's largest research and expedition vessel and the first three years of operating costs, and is one of the biggest from a private initiative ever put forward in the context of Our Ocean.

    With financing from its owner, Kjell Inge Røkke, REV Ocean is currently building the world's largest and most advanced research and expedition vessel. The vessel, scheduled to be completed in 2021, will be an important tool in combatting the challenges of our ocean.

    The vessel will be available to world leading scientists through independent calls for proposals reaching out to the global marine science community. The vessel will also be used for education, capacity building, ocean literacy and policy-making programs both through the science program and selected expeditions and symposiums organized on the boat. Our goal is that the vessel will be an important contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

    -This pledge shows the dedication and commitment of Kjell Inge Røkke and REV Ocean to make a true difference in improving the state of our ocean. Mr. Røkke is a businessman and a visionary who has pledged to donate substantial portions of his wealth to the improvement of ocean health. He has made much of his fortune from the ocean and it was only natural for him to choose improving ocean health as his philanthropic goal. REV Ocean is lucky to have such a devoted owner, says CEO Nina Jensen.  
    A key factor for REV Ocean's success are partnerships with other leading ocean environments. Hence, REV Ocean works with UNESCO/IOC, UN Environment, the WEF Friends of Ocean Action, WWF and others in developing the vessel's scientific program and activities. We are in close dialogue with the High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, as well as the various Norwegian scientific institutions and organizations involved with the ocean.

    -Our hope is that REV Ocean, through our partners and the people on board will make a big difference in the effort to find more sustainable solutions for life in the ocean. We welcome interested parties to reach out to us with good ideas, partnership suggestions and for sharing scientific ocean data and related opportunities. Together we will make sure that the ocean continues to thrive and can provide oxygen, food and jobs for mankind for generations to come - there is no alternative, says Nina Jensen.

    *For more information please contact:*
    Nina Jensen, CEO of REV Ocean,, Cell: +47 9916 9694 Reported by GlobeNewswire 7 hours ago.

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    Garmin® redefines marine cartography with the introduction of BlueChart® g3 and LakeVü g3 with Navionics integration OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced BlueChart g3 and LakeVü g3, a new line of cartography products for coastal and inland boating that blend the best of both Garmin and Navionics content together for the first time to deliver unparalleled coverage and detail. The new BlueChart g3 charts and LakeVü g3 maps will also be the first preloaded cartography to offer built-in Auto Guidance1, a technology that instantly searches Reported by Business Wire 5 hours ago.

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    *The Appian Platform Provides Automated Travel Cards Integration on any Mobile Device from any Location*SYDNEY, Australia, Oct. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Appian (NASDAQ: APPN), a leading enterprise Low-Code and Business Process Management (BPM) platform provider, today announced it is helping Geoscience Australia improve and digitise the processes supporting travel card integration within the organisation’s financial systems. Geoscience Australia is part of the Australian Government under the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. They address important national issues to assist government and the community to make informed decisions about the use of natural resources, the management of the environment, and community safety, extending beyond the Australian landmass to Australia’s vast marine jurisdiction as well.

    These responsibilities create distinct travel needs for Geoscience Australia staff, including the need to work in remote parts of Australia. The previous system made travel card reconciliation with Geoscience Australia’s financial system difficult and prevented mobile device use beyond the LAN within the main office. A modern enterprise low-code solution was required to facilitate automated travel card reconciliations through seamless integration with Geoscience Australia’s financial system. This all needed to happen via one application that could be accessed from any mobile device anywhere across Australia.

    Beyond this initial solution, Geoscience Australia selected Appian as a platform for broad digital transformation to support further development of additional automated workflows and processes in other areas of the business. These include other areas of finance, travel pre-approval processes, work health and safety incident and hazard reporting, governance and reporting, executive reporting dashboards, agency manager’s meeting reporting workflow, library and education, products and promotions/communications services, property and facilities management and employee on-boarding and off-boarding.

    “We were delighted to be able to meet the digital transformation requirements of Geoscience Australia,” said Karen Astley, Regional Vice President, APAC, Appian. “The Appian platform has brought a number of benefits including the ability for complex solutions to be configured and changed quickly for multiple areas of the business, as well as the seamless integration with Geoscience Australia’s Technology One financial system.”

    Astley continued, “Appian’s native mobility, which allows application access and use on any device anytime, anywhere has also supported Geoscience Australia’s goals. And the ability to rapidly add numerous additional applications to the platform was also an advantage.” 

    The Appian project at Geoscience Australia is also being closely monitored by other government departments that also require their staff to make travel card reconciliations.

    For more information on Appian, click here.

    *About Appian*

    Appian provides a software development platform that combines intelligent automation and enterprise low-code development to rapidly deliver powerful business applications. Many of the world’s largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk and compliance. For more information, visit

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