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    Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National moves ahead of Emmanuel Macron's La République En Marche! as French far-right parties gain a combined 30 per cent share of voting intentions Reported by Independent 1 day ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Nov. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Industrial lighting leader, Larson Electronics LLC, has released a no-drill magnetic steel mounting plate for use with magnetic base lighting fixtures up to 20 pounds. This lightweight mounting plate requires absolutely no drilling to install and is compatible with 2019 Ford F150 aluminum body pickup trucks, offering fleet and utility vehicle operators a convenient mounting location for security, property management, construction and farming operations.The MMP-F150-2019 from Larson Electronics is a no drill magnetic steel mounting plate designed for 2019 Ford F150 aluminum body pickup trucks. The mount works for any light with a magnetic mounting base up to 20 pounds, 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. This mount requires absolutely no drilling, so vehicles are left damage-free.

    Constructed of durable power-coated aluminum and steel this magnetic mounting plate is rugged and built to last in harsh outdoor conditions. A weatherproof seal ensures the installation is dry and secure and protects the body of the vehicle against scratches. Additionally, this mount features windload okay for highway speeds. The magnetic mounting plate is installed via the third brake light on the back of the vehicle by simply removing the brake light, positioning the bracket and reinstalling the light through the bracket.

    “This magnetic no-drill mounting plate gives operators the ability to mount magnetic-base lights to their vehicles without having to damage to body of the truck with drill holes,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “Utility workers who need a temporary light source on their Fords will find this mounting plate convenient and easy to use, with a simple and fast installation.”

    *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

    Four photos accompanying this announcement are available at:

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    http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/1d5fdf6c-8416-48f0-a85a-45ac96cf8fa0 Reported by GlobeNewswire 20 hours ago.

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    One-eyed Whitley Bay rescue seal released back into wild BBC Local News: Tyne and Wear -- The marine mammal named Helena was found abandoned and underweight with multiple injuries. Reported by BBC Local News 18 hours ago.

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    Marine Le Pen's far-right party is now more popular than Macron's The shock results come just a year-and-a-half after French President Macron roundly defeated his closest rival, Marine Le Pen, to become head of state. Reported by MailOnline 17 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Nov. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics LLC, a leader in industrial lighting, has added a new explosion proof fluorescent fixture designed for illumination in hazardous locations under ATEX/IECEx Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22. This two-foot lamp fixture draws just 17 watts and is ideal for oil refineries, petrochemical plants, offshore rigs, warehouses, garages, commercial buildings, fuel transfer terminals and more.The ATEX-HALP-24-1L-T8-1X17W is a heavy-duty fluorescent explosion proof fixture ATEX/IECEx Zone 1, 2, Zone 21 and Zone 22 rated, for hazardous locations and harsh conditions. The lamp is built with non-sparking materials reducing the risk of potential ignition in an explosive environment. This unit’s housing is constructed of glass fiber-reinforced polyester resin offering IP66 protection. All the sealing components of this light are made of silicone foam gaskets, and the cover is constructed of unbreakable polycarbonate. Additionally, this explosion proof unit carries an IK10 impact strength rating with a threshold of 20 joules, making it ideal for rugged handling and rough environments.

    This explosion proof, ATEX rated fluorescent operates on 120-277V AC and includes two M25 hubs on each side of the lamp to complete electrical connections. It also comes equipped with a pair of stainless-steel ceiling and wall mounting brackets that allow the lamp to swivel in 15-degree increments and can be attached to a mounting rail for versatile positioning. The lamp can also be locked using a M8/wrench size 13 socket key.

    “This fixture in particular has ATEX and IECEx ratings which makes it compatible and ideal for explosive and hazardous environments,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “ATEX and IECEx both have a quality assurance system, mainly based on ISO 9001, so this fixture has been tested tried and true.”

    *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/42990f61-4db9-41bd-a889-7e01ccd702a9 Reported by GlobeNewswire 12 hours ago.

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    Marine Le Pen’s party moves ahead of Emmanuel Macron’s as French far-right parties gain a combined 30% share of voting intentions. Reported by euronews 12 hours ago.

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    A morning walk by the shore near Haji Ali turned memorable for marine enthusiast Shaunak Modi, who spotted a Glossodoris Bombayana, a bright coloured sea slug that was first described from Bombay in 1946, after which there has been no public record of its sighting.

    Sea slugs are brightly coloured marine species that lack a shell. They are known to creep along to the bottom or cling to submerged vegetation, usually in waters just below the low tide line.

    Modi said he spotted the slug during a walk organised for enthusiasts and citizens by the Marine Life of Mumbai (MLOM), a group dedicated to documenting marine life along the city's shores. "While walking, I saw this bright slug clinging to a rock. It seemed familiar as I had seen its photographs. I clicked several images for record purposes and tried identifying it. With the help of guidebooks and experts, I was able to confirm that it's indeed the Bombayana, which was identified by Winckworth in 1946," Modi said, adding that despite searching for it, they couldn't find any published record of the slug being spotted in Mumbai after 1946.

    Dr Deepak Apte, director of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and a marine biologist, termed it a very interesting sighting. "Bombayana is special for Mumbai as its named after this city, and though it has been recorded from Raigad, Goa, Ratnagiri, etc., there has been no report of it from Mumbai," he said, adding that the slug was first recorded from the Backbay region in 1946, and the area, once the habitat of this slug, has completely changed now.

    -*MEET THE BOMBAYANA*-

    · It’s 3 centimetres in length and feeds on sponges.
     
    · It has a white mantle covered with maroon polka dots and bright yellow patches along the mantle margin.
     
    · It was first described by Winkworth in 1946 as Glossodoris Bombayana, thus named after the city. 

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    Terming the wave pattern at Aksa beach unsuitable, the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) has shot down the scope for water sports facilities at Aksa beach in Malad, that include joy rides like that of jet ski, sofa ride along with banana ride.  

    The MMB has said that the response from citizens for water sports facilities that started earlier this year has been quite decent. They start at a minimal rate of Rs 200. An MMB official said, “The response at Juhu beach has been quite satisfactory, and now we are also planning to start water sports activities at several beaches in Palghar district.”

    The MMB official added, “However, at Aksa beach we had got one proposal but we feel it will not be safe to start water sport facilities there due to unsuitable sea-water wave pattern. Unlike Juhu, at Aksa beach the sea-condition is very rough. The waves pattern at Aksa is such where water goes in, and suddenly comes out in force, something that is not visible in Juhu due to several marine factors.”

    Several activities like that of boosting coastal tourism by the coast in the state were finalised by MMB in its Maharashtra Water Sports Policy in the year 2015 wherein several models were drafted for boosting and regulating the coastal water activities. Not only water sport facilities, MMB has decided to as many as floatels also known as floating hotels off coast in the state to boost coastal tourism in the state. 

    -*HOW IT WORKS*-

    Water sport facilities are operated by private operators appointed by state maritime board. In city, water sport activities started earlier this year at Juhu beach

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    [South Korea], Nov 5 (ANI): South Korea and the United States will resume their battalion-level marine exercises on Monday, which were suspended in exchange for a detente with North Korea. Reported by Sify 9 hours ago.

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    Figure 1: Relationship between the flows of things and services in datacenter business activitiesTOKYO, Nov 5, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have received the Award for Best Business Practices at EcoBalance 2018 (the 13th Biennial International Conference on EcoBalance), for initiatives relating to evaluating the environmental impact of energy and resource use, with an aim toward the fulfillment of the United Nation's sustainable development goals (SDGs). These initiatives were conducted as part of a feasibility study with the goal of reducing data center emissions to zero. The Fujitsu Group continually takes measures to reduce its burden on the environment, seeing this as a social responsibility a company must fulfill in contributing to the creation of a sustainable society. In order to create an affluent and sustainable society, the Fujitsu Group will continue to promote resource recycling measures as part of a society with a circular economy(1).

    About the Best Business Practice Award

    The Biennial International Conference on EcoBalance is an international conference held two years, where experts from government institutions, industry, and research institutions around the world give presentations on research aimed at reducing environmental burden across the whole lifecycle of products and services. This time, the conference featured about 300 presentations (including poster presentations). These were chosen from numerous applications and based on the theme of "Nexus of Ideas: Innovation by linking through life cycle thinking."

    This is the second time the conference has bestowed the Award for Best Business Practices, the first being at the previous conference in 2016. The recipient is selected from among industry presentations by a selection committee consisting of international experts and the chairman of each session, based of the following evaluation criteria.

    - Scientific value and significance
    - Uniqueness in practical context
    - Achievements in sustainability
    - Transferability of results to other cases

    Why Fujitsu was Selected

    The basis for this award was a multifaceted feasibility study conducted to evaluate environmental impact in 11 areas (global warming, abiotic depletion (resource-elements), abiotic depletion (resource-fossil fuels), acidification, eutrophication, human toxicity, fresh water aquatic ecotoxicity, marine aquatic ecotoxicity, terrestrial ecotoxicity, ozone layer depletion, and photo-oxidant formation) pertaining to Fujitsu's overall datacenter business activities, one of its ICT business activities, with the goal of improving the effective utilization of energy and resources. The study captured trends in environmental impact, identifying priority issues in business activities both up and down the supply chain. In addition, through communication involving a wide range of relevant parties, the study quantified resource utilization using total material requirements (TMR)(2), effectively predicting latent possibilities for the reuse of materials. The selection committee deemed the initiative worthy of recommendation to other industries following a comprehensive analysis of its scientific value, originality, its achievements, and the significance of its contributions to sustainability.

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    Future Resource Utilization Initiatives

    The Fujitsu Group will seek to raise the accuracy of this research and contribute to reducing the impact of global warming that stems from datacenter business activities and the expansion of other services, while promoting efficient utilization of resources and redefining resource recycling in a circular economy.

    (1) Circular economy Moving away from a linear economy (a one-way economy with large-scale production and consumption) to an economic system in which resources are recycled to generate the maximum added value through more efficient use.
    (2) Total material requirements When extracting resources, it is a measure of the total weight of the materials extracted, including the hidden flows generated through the incidental digging up of large volumes of ore and gravel.

    About Fujitsu Ltd

    Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.

    For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.
    This release at www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/.
    Contact:
    Fujitsu Limited
    Public and Investor Relations
    Tel: +81-3-3215-5259
    URL: www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/Copyright 2018 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.com Reported by ACN Newswire 8 hours ago.

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    HOUSTON, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenfields Petroleum Corporation (TSX-V: *GNF*), a production focused company with operated assets in Azerbaijan (the "*Company*"), is pleased to announce its intention to seek admission of its common shares, to trading on the London Stock Exchange's AIM Market (“*AIM*”) under the ticker GNF.L (“*Admission*”) and the restructuring of senior secured debt to strengthen the balance sheet.  Concurrently with Admission, and subject to the receipt of regulatory approval, the Company is seeking to raise up to US$60 million by way of private placement of new common shares in the capital of the Company (the "*Placing*") which is anticipated to occur in November 2018 (the “*Transaction*”). The net proceeds of the Placing will be used to strengthen the Company's balance sheet and accelerate the Company’s growth through the implementation of an active work program that is anticipated to deliver a step-change in production and financial profile.

    As part of the Transaction, the Company also announces that it has reached an agreement with its senior lender and largest shareholder, Vitol Energy (Bermuda) Ltd. ("*Vitol*"), to convert up to US$20 million of the US$53.3 million debt owed to Vitol into equity (the "*Conversion*") at the Placing price (up to a maximum of CDN $2.00).  It is expected that on Admission the Company's outstanding debt to Vitol will be US$18.1 million. The Conversion is subject to the completion of the Placing and Admission and the receipt of approval of the TSX-V.

    Further, Vitol has agreed to reduce the interest rate for the outstanding principal by 3 per cent. (to LIBOR plus 8 per cent.) and further reduce the quarterly principal repayment obligations from 2019 to 2021 by 50 per cent. when the outstanding principal is reduced below US$30 million.

    The planned equity raise and debt conversion which is expected to reduce existing other payables by up to US$2.3 million is intended to result in the Company’s debt reducing from approximately US$57 million to less than US$20 million on Admission.  The proposed debt conversion and accompanying repayment programme will strengthen the Company's balance sheet and provide the platform from which to deliver sustainable growth.  

    In addition to the Conversion, and a planned debt paydown of US$18.3 million, the balance of the proceeds will be applied to provide approximately US$40 million to numerous development opportunities identified in the recently updated Competent Person Reports. These projects include; drilling new development gas wells and recompleting oil and gas wells from existing platforms and re-implementing waterflood in the oil fields to increase and sustain production volumes. All of the new projects will utilise existing infrastructure and production facilities.

    Mirabaud Securities Limited is acting as Broker to the Company in relation to the Placing and Admission and Strand Hanson is acting as Nominated Adviser to the Company in connection with the Admission.

    Subsequent to the proposed Admission, it is the intention that the Company's common shares will continue to be listed on the TSX-V.

    *About Greenfields Petroleum Corporation*

    Greenfields is an oil and natural gas company focused on the development and production of proven oil and gas reserves in Azerbaijan.

    Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Bahar Energy Ltd. ("BEL"), the Company entered into an agreement relating to the exploration, rehabilitation, development and production of an offshore block in Azerbaijan, including the Bahar Gas Field and the Gum Deniz Oil Field (the “*ERDPSA*”).  Greenfields operates the fields with 80 percent participating interest, with the remaining 20 percent participating interest held by the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (“*SOCAR*”) and the SOCAR Oil Affiliate (“*SOA*”).

    The Group’s two mature fields had OOIP of 2.4 Bbbls and OGIP of 7.0 Tcf and as detailed in the GLJ CPR have remaining estimated gross reserves of over 150 MMboe, of which 52 MMboe are in the 1P category.  Greenfields’ assets are currently producing gross daily volumes of approximately 4,400 boe.  The Group expects to grow production to up to 30,000 boe/d within three to four years.

    *Key Company Highlights*

    The Group has a production focused growth plan, with a well-defined drill and implement strategy to grow production by executing what the Board considers to be a low to moderate risk development program, including modern waterflood techniques and development drilling.  The ERDPSA area also contains exploration opportunities with significant upside potential that will be evaluated for future drilling. The Company’s existing shareholder register is comprised of supportive long-term shareholders, including Vitol who are currently the largest shareholder with approximately 43 percent. 

    Business highlights of the Company include:

    · Proven asset base with independently verified gross 3P reserves of over 150 MMboe;
     
    · Steady production of 4,400 boe/d with independently verified potential to grow to c.30,000 boe/d through implementation of active work program;
     
    · An experienced Board and management team, with the requisite technical expertise and in-country network; 
     
    · Balanced exposure to oil price volatility – 75 per cent of Greenfield’s production is gas which is sold at a fixed price to SOCAR;
     
    · Stable operating jurisdiction, with an established structure under the ERDPSA and no Azeri taxes to pay;
     
    · Low to moderate execution risk with existing production and export infrastructure in place; and
     
    · Existing TSX-V listing.

    Commenting on the update, John Harkins, Greenfield's CEO, said:

    “Greenfields operates two mature production assets in a proven basin in Azerbaijan, a stable and supportive fiscal jurisdiction with a well-established oil industry. By leveraging a stronger balance sheet, a largely fixed cost-base and enhanced operating efficiencies, we aim to implement an active development programme that will deliver a material step-change in production volumes, cash flows and EBITDA over the next three to four years.

    Furthermore, we are delighted with Vitol’s agreement to convert debt to equity and see their willingness to do so as a major endorsement of our business, strategy and long-term growth potential. We are confident that these two material events will set the Company on the path of sustainable growth and value creation for all our shareholders.”

    *For further information, please contact:*

    *Greenfields Petroleum Corporation *
    John W Harkins (CEO)   
    Jose Perez-Bello (CFO)   
    info@greenfieldspetroleum.com
      +1 (832) 234 0836

     
    *Strand Hanson *
    *(Nominated Adviser)*
    James Spinney
      +44 (0)20 7409 3494
    *Mirabaud Securities Limited*
    *(Lead Broker)*
    Peter Krens
    Edward Haig-Thomas
      +44 (0)20 3167 7221

     
    *Buchanan*
    *(Financial Public Relations)*
    Ben Romney
    Chris Judd
    Hannah Ratcliffe
    greenfields@buchanan.uk.com +44 (0)20 7466 5000

    *About Greenfields Petroleum Corporation*

    Greenfields is an established oil and natural gas company focused on the development and production of proven oil and gas reserves from two operated shallow water fields located in the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Company plans to expand its production base through implementation of an active work program to realize value from its sizeable, independently verified reserve base. More information about the Company may be obtained on the Greenfields website at www.greenfields-petroleum.com. 

    *Oil and gas assets*

    The Bahar Gas Field and the Gum Deniz Oil Field covered by the ERDPSA are located in the north-western portion of the South Caspian Basin.  The basin covers an area of approximately 207,000 km^2 and includes the southern extent of the Caspian Sea and extending landward into Eastern Azerbaijan, Western Turkmenistan and Northern Iran.  The wider South Caspian Basin contains large proven oil and gas resources with over 100 oil and gas fields discovered to date.  The Energy Information Administration reported proven resources of 7 Bbbls of oil and 35 Tcf of gas in the South Caspian Basin.

    The Company has access to facilities, including 89 offshore platforms, multiple pipelines and approximately 16.8 km of steel causeways with well pads initiating from an offshore island into the shallow waters of the Caspian Sea.  Much of the area’s infrastructure and much of the infrastructure acquired and operated by the Group, dates back to the Soviet era and had not, prior to the Group’s involvement, seen significant maintenance or repair expenditure since the early 1990s. Since 2011, the Group has embarked on a steady programme of ongoing upgrade and rehabilitation of the platforms and causeways.

    The Group’s main operating offices, warehousing and equipment storage is located on Gum Island, a natural sand island lying approximately 2.5 km offshore and connected by a stone and paved causeway to the mainland.  The island also serves as a marine base for its offshore operations.  The main fluid and gas handling facilities including storage, separation, compression and metering stations are all located onshore and are not exposed to the potentially more hostile offshore operating environment.

    Natural gas production from the Bahar Gas Field, is brought onshore via three parallel flow lines and passed through multi-stage two-phase gas/liquids separation facilities. Depending on the destination market, all sales gas then flows directly into compression and then passes into various commercial sales lines which feed other segments of the domestic gas market.

    All production from the Gum Deniz Oil Field is transported via a main collector line over the causeways to the mainland where oil, water and gas are separated through a multi-phase system.  Oil is stored and later transported by pipeline to the SOCAR-operated Surakhany tank farm some 7km from the Company’s storage facility.  The gas production from the Gum Deniz Oil Field is used as fuel gas by BEOC in ERDPSA operations or is otherwise added to the compression facilities where it is compressed for the high-pressure gas-lift system.

    *Board of Directors*

    Prior to Admission, the Board comprises two executive Directors and three non-executive Directors. It is intended that David Fransen, non-executive director and Chairman of Vitol S.A. Geneva and a Director of various Vitol Group companies, will step down from the Board prior to Admission. The Proposed Directors, as noted below, will be appointed to the Board conditional on Admission. Therefore, following Admission the Board will comprise two executive Directors and four non-executive Directors.

    Michael John Hibberd, (62), Non-Executive Chairman

    Chairman and President of MJH Services Inc., a corporate finance advisory business established in 1995. Chairman of Canacol Energy Ltd., former Chairman of Heritage Oil Plc. and Heritage Oil Corporation, and Non-Executive Chairman of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. He is also Director of Montana Exploration Corp., PetroFrontier Corp. and Pan Orient Energy Corp., all public oil and gas exploration companies. Mr. Hibberd holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Toronto, and an L.L.B. from the University of Western Ontario.  Mr. Hibberd is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

    John Wilfrid Hugh Harkins, (62), President and Chief Executive Officer

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 11 February 2010; prior thereto, Vice President, Business Development of the Company from July 2008 to February 2010.  He is currently a Director of Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd., PetroPhoenix Resources Corp. and PetroPhoenix Oil Corporation and PetroPhoenix Capital Corporation.  Mr. Harkins holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

    Jose Agustin Perez-Bello, (58), Chief Financial Officer

    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company since 1 June 2017 and prior thereto, Vice President and Controller of the Company from 9 August 2012. Mr. Perez-Bello has over 30 years of combined experience in energy and manufacturing industries where he held leading roles in finance and accounting, economic and commercial analysis, strategic planning and forecasting and internal auditing. Before joining the Company as Assistant Controller in 1 October 2008, Mr. Perez-Bello provided financial management expertise on a project basis to several ventures including GFI Oil & Gas, Brunel Energy and Enron Wind. He also held managerial positions with Enron International and Enron Energy Services. Mr. Perez-Bello earned a BBA from a Venezuelan university and an MBA from the Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston. Mr Perez-Bello was recently appointed to the board on 15 October 2018.

    Geir Sagemo, (47), Non-executive Director

    Mr. Sagemo is a member of the finance and investment group at Vitol Group. Prior to joining Vitol in 2007, Mr. Sagemo spent 13 years in the energy teams of various investment banks, including Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and JPMorgan. Mr. Sagemo is a board member of New Age (Africa Global Energy) Ltd. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the Wharton School.

    David Bernard Fransen, (60), Non-executive Director (resigning prior to Admission)

    Mr. Fransen is Chairman of Vitol S.A. Geneva and a director of various Vitol Group companies. He is also a Director of Watford AFC Limited. Mr. Fransen has a wide range of experience within the Vitol Group, from gasoline trading and various management positions to the creation of Vitol’s central management information system. Prior to joining Vitol in 1986, Mr. Fransen was with British Petroleum. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Computer Science from Royal Holloway College, London. Mr Fransen intends to step down from the Board of Directors on Admission.

    Martin Keith Thomas, (54) Proposed Non-executive Director

    Mr. Thomas is a Partner in the corporate team of the law firm Wedlake Bell LLP where he heads up the firm's capital markets practice.  During his legal career of over 30 years he has held senior management positions including seven years as the European managing partner of a global law firm headquartered in the United States.  Mr. Thomas is also a Director of Diversified Gas and Oil PLC.  Mr. Thomas graduated from the University of Reading with a LLB (Hons.).

    Lindsay Marston Brown, (67), Proposed Non-executive Director

    Mr. Brown was a Technical Director at Buried Hill for eight years working the Caspian Sea and former Soviet Union countries.  Prior to that he held a series of technical and managerial positions in Petro Canada's International Division, Lasmo, Addax-Oryx and BP, gaining international exposure in Tunisia, Egypt, Venezuela and Pakistan.  Mr. Brown holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Automotive Engineering (environmental focus) both from the University of Southampton. 

    *Forward-Looking Statements*

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. More particularly, this press release may include, but is not limited to, statements concerning: the Company’s intention to pursue a secondary listing on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange; the Company’s ability to grow in both the near and long term and the funding of our growth opportunities; the Company’s prospects and leads; and the future development of the Company’s business. In addition, the use of any of the words “can”, “will”, “estimate”, “long term”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “should”, “forecast”, “future”, “continue”, “may”, “expect”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including, but not limited to, expectations and assumptions concerning that the Company will continue to conduct its operations in a manner consistent with its current expectations, the availability of required equipment and services,  the extent and effect of delivery disruptions, and the general continuance of current or, where applicable, assumed operational, regulatory and industry conditions including in areas of potential expansion, the receipt of required approvals, and the ability of Greenfields to execute its current business and operational plans in the manner currently planned. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct.

    Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties most of which are beyond the control of Greenfields.  Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements could vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. These risks include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production); delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of resource estimates; commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations; and changes in legislation affecting the oil and gas industry. Additional risk factors can be found under the heading “Risk Factors” in Greenfields’ Annual Information Form and similar headings in Greenfields’ Management’s Discussion & Analysis which may be viewed on www.sedar.com.

    The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Greenfields undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.  The Company’s forward-looking information is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement.

    *Oil and Gas Advisories*

    *Information Regarding Disclosure on Oil and Gas Reserves. *The reserves data set forth above is based upon an independent reserves assessment and evaluation prepared by GLJ Petroleum Consultants with an effective date of July 31, 2018 (the “*GLJ Report*”). The reserves were evaluated in accordance with the standards contained in the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook and the reserve definitions contained in National Instrument 51‐101 ‐ Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (“*NI 51**‐**101*”). 

    *BOE.* Barrels of oil equivalent or “boe” may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.  All volumes disclosed in this press release use a 6mcf: 1boe, as such is typically used in oil and gas reporting and is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

    *Caution Regarding Reserves Information.* The reserve estimates of the Company's crude oil and natural gas reserves provided herein are estimates only and there is no guarantee that the estimated reserves will be recovered.  Actual crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids reserves may be greater than or less than the estimates provided herein.

    Reserves are classified according to the degree of certainty associated with the estimates. Proved (1P) reserves are those reserves that can be estimated with a high degree of certainty to be recoverable.  It is likely that the actual remaining quantities recovered will exceed the estimated proved reserves. Probable (2P) reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than proved reserves.  It is equally likely that the actual remaining quantities recovered will be greater or less than the sum of the estimated proved plus probable reserves. Possible (3P) reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than probable reserves. It is unlikely that the actual remaining quantities recovered will exceed the sum of the estimated proved plus probable plus possible reserves.

    *OOIP Disclosure. *The term original-oil-in-place (“*OOIP*”) is equivalent to total petroleum initially-in-place (“*TPIIP*”). Original Gas in Place (“*OGIP*”) is a more commonly used industry term when referring to gas accumulations. TPIIP, as defined in the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook, is that quantity of petroleum that is estimated to exist in naturally occurring accumulations. It includes that quantity of petroleum that is estimated, as of a given date, to be contained in known accumulations, prior to production, plus those estimated quantities in accumulations yet to be discovered. A portion of the TPIIP is considered undiscovered and there is no certainty that any portion of such undiscovered resources will be discovered. If discovered, there is no certainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of such undiscovered resources. With respect to the portion of the TPIIP that is considered discovered resources, there is no certainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of such discovered resources. A significant portion of the estimated volumes of TPIIP will never be recovered.

    *Abbreviations*

    bbl Barrel(s)
    Boe Barrels of Oil Equivalent
    MMboe Million barrels of oil equivalent
    Boe/d Barrels of Oil Equivalent/Day
    Tcf Trillion Cubic Feet

    *Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.*

    *This press release is for information purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute, or form part of, any offer or invitation to purchase, subscribe for or otherwise acquire or dispose of, or any solicitation to purchase or subscribe for or otherwise acquire or dispose of, any securities in the capital of the Company.* Reported by GlobeNewswire 3 hours ago.

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    SEOUL - South Korea and the United States on Monday resumed small-scale military training that was indefinitely suspended following an historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Reported by Bangkok Post 2 hours ago.

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    Hiscox PLC (LON:HSX) has reported a 14% rise in gross written premiums for the first nine months of the year but cautioned that it expects growth to moderate over the balance of the year as recent weather catastrophes impact. In a third-quarter trading update, the FTSE 250-listed insurer said its gross written premiums increased by 14.3% to US$3.04bn for the period to the end of September, up from US$2,663.2mln a year earlier with good growth reported in all its segments. READ: Hiscox posts jump in first-half profit, but cautions “hurricanes can blow us off course in the second half” However, after a benign first half for claims, the group said it experienced a more active environment for both natural catastrophes and large claims in the third quarter, with that activity extending into October with the firm impacted by weather catastrophes in the US and the Far East.  The insurer added that it had set aside US$125m to cover claims in the third quarter from US Hurricanes Florence and Michael and Typhoons Jebi and Trammi, which hit Japan. Hiscox said it also saw a number of larger individual claims in big-ticket and retail businesses, including a large marine loss of US$13mln, while the UK & Ireland saw an uptick in subsidence claims following a particularly dry summer, as well as a continuation of escape of water claims. Bronek Masojada, Hiscox’s chief executive officer, commented: "We have had strong growth, but as the market remains challenging, we will remain disciplined, and I expect our growth to moderate over the balance of the year. It has been an active third quarter for claims across the Group, both from large losses and catastrophes, and I am pleased with how we have responded."‘Hard Brexit’ assumed He added: "Hiscox Retail continues to benefit from investment in the brand, and we were pleased to welcome our one millionth retail customer. Our new European subsidiary is fully operational and expected to start writing business from 1 January 2019." The group said its preparations for Britain leaving the European Union are well advanced with is plans having always assumed a worst-case scenario 'hard Brexit’.  Hiscox added that the financial impact of re-organising the business in preparation for Brexit is US$15mln million across the group in 2018, and it will inject incremental capital of approximately €40mln into its new European subsidiary. Reported by Proactive Investors 2 hours ago.

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    Press release
    5 November, 2018

    *Bulletin from Extraordinary General Meeting in Enzymatica AB (publ)*

    *Today's Extraordinary General Meeting in Enzymatica AB (publ) resolved to approve the Board of Directors' resolution on 18 October 2018 to carry out a new share issue with preferential rights for the shareholders of the company. *

    The general meeting resolved to approve the resolution by the Board of Directors on 18 October 2018 to issue new shares with preferential rights for the existing shareholders. According to the terms set by the Board of Directors, as announced on 18 October 2018, each share in Enzymatica held on the record date for participation in the rights issue on 12 November 2018, entitles to one (1) subscription right and seven (7) subscription rights entitle to subscription for four (4) new shares. The subscription price has been set to SEK 1.90 per share, which represents total rights issue proceeds of approximately SEK 98.7 million before transaction costs. The subscription period will run from 14 November until 28 November 2018, with a right for the Board of Directors to extend the subscription period. By the new share issue, the company's share capital will increase by not more than SEK 2,077,436.20 through the issuance of a maximum number of 51,935,888 new shares.

    Additional information regarding the rights issue will be included in the prospectus that will be published before the subscription period starts.
                                
    The minutes from the extraordinary general meeting will be available on the company's webpage, www.enzymatica.com.

    *For more information, please contact:*

    Fredrik Lindberg, CEO, Enzymatica AB
    Tel: +46 (0)708-86 53 70 | Email: fredrik.lindberg@enzymatica.com   

    *About Enzymatica AB*
    Enzymatica AB is a Swedish life science company that develops and sells medical devices for infection-related diseases. The products are based on a barrier technology that includes marine enzymes. The company's first product is ColdZyme® Mouth Spray, which can prevent colds and reduce the duration of disease. The product has been launched in about ten markets. The strategy is to continue to grow by strengthening the Company's position in existing markets and expanding into new geographic markets through established partners. The company has its headquarters in Lund and is listed on Nasdaq First North. For more information, visit: www.enzymatica.com.

    Enzymatica's Certified Adviser is Erik Penser Bank. Reported by GlobeNewswire 14 minutes ago.

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    Great Atlantic Optionee Completes Silt Sampling at Kagoot Brook Cobalt Project - Awaiting Magnetometer and VLF-EM Results Before Initiating Drill Program *VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 5, 2018 / GREAT ATLANTIC RESOURCES CORP. (TSX.v: GR) (the "Company" or "Great Atlantic")* announces its optionee Explorex Resources Inc: (EX:TSXv) has completed silt sampling at the Kagoot Brook Cobalt project. Historical work at Kagoot Brook delineated two drainages, two kilometres apart, that exhibit remarkably high cobalt values up to 6,000 ppm* in the silts (see Company news releases dated May 31 and February 14, 2018).

    An initial steam silt sampling program conducted this summer corroborated the existence and intensity of the cobalt mineralization. The silt sample results also revealed a significant concentration of and a strong relationship of cobalt with manganese and associated base metals (nickel, copper, lead and zinc).

    The observed suite of elements and local geological units supports a ferromanganese marine environment indicating a strong affinity and trap for cobalt and base metals; a setting similar to the well-known ferromanganese stratiform mineralizing models around the world.

    The recent follow-up stream silt sampling program designed with tightly spaced sample stations was successful in framing the upstream cobalt grade cut-off that is interpreted to be coincident with the contact of the underlying mineralized horizon. The grade cut-offs align well with stratigraphy adding confidence to the stratiform model and length of mineralization along the geological trend.
    In addition, the latest results maintain:

    1. The amount of manganese and iron in the cobalt enriched silts, upwards to 6.2% and 28.3% respectively, indicates a prevalent source with size potential; and
    2. The relative percentage of the manganese to cobalt indicates a favourable high cobalt tenor (i.e. grade component).

    To further define the underlying stratigraphy and delineate the drill target, the Company awaits the results from a detailed magnetometer and very low frequency electromagnetic ("VLF-EM") survey performed at Kagoot Brook.

    Once these additional surveys have been completed and integrated with the historical work, a drill program is planned.

    No drilling has ever been conducted and no source of the historic geochemical anomalies is known on the property.

    *Note: The stream silt samples reported in this release are solely designed to show the presence or absence of mineralization and to characterize the mineralization. Silt samples are by definition selective and not intended to provide nor should be construed as a representative indication of grade or mineralization at the projects.

    Technical information in this news release has been reviewed by David Martin, PGeo, a qualified person as that term is defined in National Instrument 43-101.

    *Option agreement*

    The Kagoot Brook property is 100 per cent owned by Great Atlantic and is subject to an underlying agreement with Explorex Resources Inc. Explorex is acquiring up to a 75-per-cent interest in the project. (See news release dated Feb. 14, 2018.)**

    *About Great Atlantic Resources Corp.: *Great Atlantic Resources is a Canadian exploration company focused on the discovery and development of mineral assets in the resource-rich and sovereign risk-free realm of Atlantic Canada, one of the No. 1 mining regions of the world. Great Atlantic is currently surging forward building the company utilizing a project generation model, with a special focus on the most critical elements on the planet that are prominent in Atlantic Canada, antimony, cobalt, zinc, tungsten and gold.

    On Behalf of the board of directors

    "Christopher R Anderson"

    Mr. Christopher R. Anderson " Always be positive, strive for solutions, and never give up "
    President CEO Director
    604-488-3900 - Dir

    *Investor Relations: *

    *Kaye Wynn Consulting Inc.: 604-558-2630, Toll Free: 888-280-8128*
    *E-mail: **info@kayewynn.com***

    This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration activities and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of financing, and general economic, market or business conditions.

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    Great Atlantic Resource Corp.
    888 Dunsmuir Street - Suite 888, Vancouver, B.C., V6C 3K4

    *SOURCE:* Great Atlantic Resource Corp.
    View source version on accesswire.com:
    https://www.accesswire.com/527128/Great-Atlantic-Optionee-Completes-Silt-Sampling-at-Kagoot-Brook-Cobalt-Project--Awaiting-Magnetometer-and-VLF-EM-Results-Before-Initiating-Drill-Program Reported by Accesswire 20 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, leader of the industrial equipment sector, announced the release of an explosion proof motor designed for installation in industrial systems in Class I Divisions 1 & 2 Groups C & D, and Class II Divisions 1 & 2 Groups E, F & G rated work sites. This unit is compatible with 208V AC single-phase 60Hz and offers 10.878 full-load amps and 4.884 amps of no-load current. This motor features a NEMA 56H motor frame and is Class F insulation rated.The EXP-MTR-1P-208-2HP-3.6K-56H is a fractional explosion proof motor for flammable work sites that is capable of generating 3,450 RPM. This motor provides three lb.-ft. of torque with 120% locked rotor torque and 250% break down torque. This unit is foot mounted and comes with 24 feet of +2/-0 leads for electrical connections and an aluminum conduit box that will require some assembly.

    This explosion proof motor is totally enclosed and fan-cooled (TEFC). The unit is IP55-rated and features a temperature rating of 50˚C. The EXP-MTR-1P-208-2HP-3.6K-56H motor comes with aluminum end shields and is protected by a NEMA 56H motor frame with a 1.0 service factor. Ideal applications include hazardous locations, industrial facilities, pumps, mixers, conveyors, manufacturing, food processing, chemical plants and more.

    *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: 1-888-351-2363
    Int'l: 214-616-6180
    Fax: 903-498-3364
    E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.comA photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/16146f7f-3bc8-468d-808f-0a3b4fd312bd Reported by GlobeNewswire 19 hours ago.

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    Dublin, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Growth Opportunities in the European Glass Fiber Market" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.The European glass fiber market is expected to reach an estimated $2.1 billion by 2023 with a CAGR of 2.8% from 2018 to 2023.The future of the European glass fiber market is promising with opportunities in the transportation, construction, electrical and electronics, pipe and tank, wind energy, and consumer goods industries. The major growth driver for this market is rise in demand for products made of glass composites; these include pipes, tanks, wind blades, bathtubs, and automotive parts.Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the European glass fiber industry, include cost optimization and performance enhancement of glass fibers.

    Some of the European glass fiber companies profiled in this report include Owens Corning, Johns Manville, 3B glass fiber, Nippon Electric Glass and Lanxess and others.

    The report forecasts that E (ECR) glass is expected to be the largest product type of glass fiber by value and volume over the forecast period.

    Within the European glass fiber market, transportation is expected to remain the largest and witness the highest growth market by value and volume consumption. Government regulations, such as carbon emission targets in Europe, are putting pressure on OEMs to incorporate lightweight materials to curb the overall vehicle weight, and this is the key driver for glass fiber in the transportation industry.

    In terms of supply, the European glass fiber capacity was ~1.9 billion pound in 2017. The researcher predicts that the glass fiber plant capacity utilization will go down in 2018 as glass fiber suppliers increase production capacity. For example, in 2018, Owens Corning plans to build additional capacity in France, and Sisecam Group is installing a new plant in Turkey.

    *Some of the features of Growth Opportunities in the European Glass Fiber Market include:*

    · *Market size estimates:* European glass fiber market size estimation in terms of value ($M) and volume (Million Pounds) shipment.
    · *Trend and forecast analysis:* Market trend (2012-2017) and forecast (2018-2023) by application, and end use industry.
    · *Segmentation analysis:* European glass fiber market size by various applications such as application, manufacturing process, product, and country in terms of value and volume shipment.
    · *Regional analysis:* European glass fiber market breakdown by North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World.
    · *Growth opportunities:* Analysis on growth opportunities in different applications and regions of glass fiber in the European glass fiber market.
    · *Strategic analysis:* This includes M&A, new product development, and competitive landscape of glass fiber in the European glass fiber market.
    · Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter's Five Forces model.

    *Key Topics Covered:**1. Executive Summary*

    *2. Market Background and Classifications*
    2.1: Introduction, Background, and Classifications
    2.2: Supply Chain
    2.3: Industry Drivers and Challenges
    2.4: Value Chain Analysis

    *3. Market Trends and Forecast Analysis from 2012 to 2023*
    3.1: Macroeconomic Trends and Forecast
    3.2: European Glass Fiber Market Trends and Forecast
    3.3: European Glass Fiber Market by End Use Industry
    3.3.1: Marine
    3.3.2: Transportation
    3.3.3: Pipe and Tank
    3.3.4: Aerospace
    3.3.5: Construction
    3.3.6: Electrical and Electronics
    3.3.7: Consumer Goods
    3.3.8: Wind Energy
    3.3.9: Others
    3.4: European Glass Fiber Market by Form Type
    3.5: European Glass Fiber Market by Product Type
    3.6: European Glass Fiber Market by Manufacturing Process

    *4. Competitor Analysis*
    4.1: Product Portfolio Analysis
    4.2: Market Share Analysis
    4.3: Operational Integration
    4.4: Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    *5. Growth Opportunities and Strategic Analysis*
    5.1: Growth Opportunity Analysis
    5.1.1: Growth Opportunities for the European Glass fiber Market by End Use Industry
    5.1.2: Growth Opportunities for the European Glass fiber Market by Form type
    5.2: Emerging Trends in the European Glass fiber Market
    5.3: Strategic Analysis
    5.3.1: New Product Development
    5.3.2: Capacity Expansion of European Glass Fiber Market
    5.3.3: Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures in the European Glass Fiber Market
    5.3.4: Certification and Licensing

    *6. Company Profiles of Leading Players*
    6.1: Owens Corning
    6.2: Jushi Group Co., Ltd.
    6.3: 3B the Fiber Glass Company (Goa Glass fiber)
    6.4: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    6.5: LANXESS
    6.6: Johns Manville CorporationFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zzxgpb/european_glass?w=12

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    One concern with the increase vessel transits in the western Canadian Arctic is how noise pollution can detrimentally affect marine animals. Researchers have found that the negative impact of noise from shipping vessels can be mitigated by reducing the ship's speed. Reported by Science Daily 14 hours ago.

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    Operation Homefront prepares to serve its 400,000th military family member through annual Holiday Meals for Military program

    SAN ANTONIO (PRWEB) November 05, 2018

    Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families, has kicked off its 10th Anniversary of the Holiday Meals for Military (HMFM) program. The program provides lower- and mid-grade ranking military families with all the grocery items necessary for a full holiday meal, helping to make their holidays a little brighter. Since the program began, more than 85,000 meals have been distributed to military families across the country, serving nearly 400,000 family members.

    This year, thanks to the support of several generous corporate partners, including Beam Suntory, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., Fred Meyer/Kroger, P&G, Safeway Foundation, SAS Shoes, Thirty-One, The Walmart Foundation, and Outback Steakhouse, holiday meals will be distributed at more than 40 events across the country beginning November 1 and continuing through the holiday season.

    Holiday meals will be distributed at locations nationwide this holiday season, to include Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; the D.C. Armory; Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill.; and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. To see event locations, please click here.

    "Thanks to our many supportive partners, Operation Homefront is able to help our military families, through our highly valued Holiday Meals for Military program, enjoy a special meal,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront. “This amazing program has been a huge success and I am proud to report that this December, we will reach our 400,000th military family member served milestone. Only by working together with this special group of corporate partners can we ease the burdens our service members and their families who serve alongside them are facing and give them a chance to enjoy the holiday season more fully.”

    The Holiday Meals for Military (HMFM)® program began Thanksgiving 2009 as the result of a chance encounter in a supermarket in Utica, N.Y., near Fort Drum. A soldier, his wife, and infant had a handful of grocery items they could not afford, so a Beam Suntory executive picked up the $12 cost for the groceries. The generosity led to the creation of Operation Homefront’s Holiday Meals for Military (HMFM)® program and Beam Suntory continues to be a major supporter of the program.

    For more information on how to volunteer or donate, visit OperationHomefront.org/holidaymeals.

    About Operation Homefront: Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org. Reported by PRWeb 16 hours ago.

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