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  • 11/06/18--15:33: Ship traffic, November 7
  • Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT Balao Seattle OAK CSCL East China Sea Los Angeles OAK Horizon Pacific Honolulu OAK Mahimahi Honolulu OAK NYK Daedalus Vancouver, British Columbia OAK Oakland Express Seattle OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT Bai Chay Bridge Tokyo SFO CMA CGM Orfeo Hong Kong OAK CSCL Autumn Xingang, China OAK Ever Lucent Los Angeles OAK Horizon Pacific Los Angeles OAK King Coal Port Unknown SFO Lodestar Princess Port Unknown SCK MSC Sasha Long Beach OAK YM Uberty Qingdao, China OAK Source: S.F. Marine Exchange Reported by SFGate 1 hour ago.

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    Rising ocean temperatures are putting fur seal pups at greater risk of death from hookworm infections, according to new findings published in eLife.

    The results shed new light on how warmer oceans can alter specific physiological processes in marine mammals, and suggest that infectious diseases could cause higher mortality rates if temperatures keep rising.

    “Increasing ocean temperatures are associated with changes in the patterns of wind and ocean currents, which cause a decrease in the cycling of nutrients and, by extension, the abundance of life including fishes,” said first author Mauricio Seguel, Postdoctoral Associate in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, Athens, US.

    “Reductions in marine life have also been linked with the decline of marine mammal populations, as they rely on fish as their main food supply. Fur seals and sea lions may be included here, because although their pups live on land, they depend on their mother’s’ milk for survival, which can only be produced if the mothers eat enough fish.”

    To investigate how marine mammals may be affected by changes in ocean conditions, Seguel and his team studied the health and survival of a colony of fur seals in South America between 2004-2008 and 2012-2017. “As hookworm infection is a major cause of death in this group of animals, whereby the parasite gets into the intestine of seal pups and sucks their blood, we wanted to see if environmental change affects the pups’ ability to respond to this parasite,” Seguel explains.

    They found that, in years with colder ocean temperatures, such as 2007, fur seal pups receive more maternal care and consequently have a more effective immune system. This allows approximately 70% of them to eliminate the parasite from the intestine via a specific immune response that includes producing antibodies that kill it.

    On the other hand, in years with warmer ocean conditions, such as 2017, their mothers have to spend more time in the ocean to find fish, which means spending less time with their pups. These pups grow more slowly, have lower levels of blood glucose and are unable to fight off hookworms, with approximately half of them dying from the infection.

    “Our work reveals how changing ocean conditions are having an indirect effect on fur seal pups’ mortality rates as a result of infection,” Seguel concluded. “We hope these findings help lay the groundwork for investigating ways to limit the effect of parasitic diseases among fur seals and other marine mammals in the context of a changing climate.” Reported by Eurasia Review 55 minutes ago.

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    A bleached fringe of dead marine algae, strung along the coastlines of two islands off the coast of Chile, offers a unique glimpse at how the land rose during the 2016 magnitude 7.6 Chiloé earthquake, according to a new study in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

    Durham University researcher Ed Garrett and colleagues used the algal data to help confirm the amount of fault slip that occurred during the Chiloé quake, which took place in an area that had been seismically quiet since the 1960 magnitude 9.5 Valdivia earthquake–the largest instrumentally recorded earthquake in the world.

    There are fewer records of more moderate earthquakes in the region, so “precisely quantifying the amount and distribution of slip in 2016 therefore helps us to understand the characteristics of these smaller events. This information helps us to better assess how faults accumulate and release strain during sequences of ruptures of different magnitudes,” said Garrett.

    “Such insights in turn assist with efforts to assess future seismic hazards,” he added. “While the 2016 earthquake occurred in a sparsely populated region, similar major earthquakes on the Chilean Subduction Zone could pose significant hazards to more populous regions in the future.”

    Garrett and colleagues combined their calculations of the amount of uplift indicated by the algal data–about 25.8 centimeters–with satellite data of the crust’s movement during the earthquake to determine that the maximum slip along the fault was approximately three meters.

    The slip is equivalent to about 80 percent of the maximum cumulative plate convergence since the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, they conclude, which is a result similar to other recent estimates of slip. Some of the earliest reports from the 2016 earthquake suggested that the maximum fault slip during the event was as much as five meters, which would have wiped out or exceeded all the seismic stress built up by plate convergence since the 1960 earthquake.

    When an earthquake rupture lifts coastal crust, it can strand organisms like algae and mussels that fix themselves to rocks, raising their homes above their normal waterline. The catastrophe leaves a distinctive line of dead organisms traced across the rock. The distance between the upper limit of this death zone and the upper limit of the zone containing living organisms offers an estimate of the vertical uplift of the crust.

    Researchers have long used the technique to measure abrupt vertical deformation of the crust. During the famous 19th century voyage of the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin used a band of dead mussels to determine the uplift of Isla Santa María during the magnitude 8.5 Chilean earthquake of 1835.

    Ten months after the Chiloé earthquake, Garrett and his colleagues were studying the effects of the quake on coastal environments such as tidal marshes, looking for modern examples of how earthquakes affect these environments that they could use in their study of prehistoric earthquakes.

    “It was only once we reached Isla Quilán that we noticed the band of bleached coralline algae along the rocky shorelines and realized that we could use this marker to quantify the amount of uplift,” Garrett said.

    The research team made hundreds of measurements of the bleached algae line where it appeared on Isla Quilán and Isla de Chiloé. The rich algal record was helpful in corroborating the amount of vertical uplift in a region of the world sparsely covered by instruments that measure crustal deformation. The study demonstrates that land-level changes as low as 25 centimeters can be determined using large numbers of “death-zone” measurements at sites that are sheltered from waves, the researchers note. Reported by Eurasia Review 25 minutes ago.

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    HOUSTON, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ORN) (the "Company") a leading specialty construction company, today announced a contract award of approximately $10 million.The Company’s marine segment was recently awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The contract calls for the dredging of the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Orange and Jefferson counties, Texas, including the lower reach of the Neches River, the Sabine-Neches Canal and Turning Basin and the Port Arthur Canal. The project is expected to begin late in the fourth quarter of 2018 with a duration of approximately six months.

    *About Orion Group Holdings*

    Orion Group Holdings, Inc., a leading specialty construction company, provides services both on and off the water in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and the Caribbean Basin through its heavy civil marine construction segment and its commercial concrete segment. The Company’s heavy civil marine construction segment services includes marine transportation facility construction, marine pipeline construction, marine environmental structures, dredging of waterways, channels and ports, environmental dredging, design, and specialty services. Its commercial concrete segment provides turnkey concrete construction services including pour and finish, dirt work, layout, forming, rebar, and mesh across the light commercial, structural and other associated business areas. The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with regional offices throughout its operating areas.

    *Forward-Looking Statements*

    The matters discussed in this press release may constitute or include projections or other forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the provisions of which the Company is availing itself. Certain forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as 'believes', 'expects', 'may', 'will', 'could', 'should', 'seeks', 'approximately', 'intends', 'plans', 'estimates', or 'anticipates', or the negative thereof or other comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, objectives, intentions, estimates, forecasts, outlook, assumptions, or goals. In particular, statements regarding future operations or results, including those set forth in this press release and any other statement, express or implied, concerning future operating results or the future generation of or ability to generate revenues, income, net income, profit, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, or cash flow, including to service debt, and including any estimates, forecasts or assumptions regarding future revenues or revenue growth, are forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements also include estimated project start date, anticipated revenues, and contract options which may or may not be awarded in the future.  Forward looking statements involve risks, including those associated with the Company's fixed price contracts that impacts profits, unforeseen productivity delays that may alter the final profitability of the contract, cancellation of the contract by the customer for unforeseen reasons, delays or decreases in funding by the customer, levels and predictability of government funding or other governmental budgetary constraints and any potential contract options which may or may not be awarded in the future, and are the sole discretion of award by the customer. Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results. In light of these and other uncertainties, the inclusion of forward-looking statements in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that the Company's plans, estimates, forecasts, goals, intentions, or objectives will be achieved or realized. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update information contained in this press release whether as a result of new developments or otherwise.

    Please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on March 13, 2018, which is available on its website at www.oriongroupholdingsinc.com or at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, for additional and more detailed discussion of risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our current expectations, estimates or forecasts.

    Orion Group Holdings Inc.
    Shane Martin, Investor Relations Manager (972) 850-2001 Reported by GlobeNewswire 15 hours ago.

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    HOUSTON, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ORN) (the "Company") a leading specialty construction company, today announced a contract award of approximately $9 million.The Company’s concrete segment, TAS Commercial Concrete Construction, was recently awarded a contract for the construction of a Fine Arts, Athletics Complex and Site Package in Arlington, Texas. The Company’s scope on the project calls for site concrete, foundations, walls, and other structural concrete components. The project is expected to begin immediately with a duration of eighteen (18) months.

    *About Orion Group Holdings*

    Orion Group Holdings, Inc., a leading specialty construction company, provides services both on and off the water in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and the Caribbean Basin through its heavy civil marine construction segment and its commercial concrete segment. The Company’s heavy civil marine construction segment services includes marine transportation facility construction, marine pipeline construction, marine environmental structures, dredging of waterways, channels and ports, environmental dredging, design, and specialty services. Its commercial concrete segment provides turnkey concrete construction services including pour and finish, dirt work, layout, forming, rebar, and mesh across the light commercial, structural and other associated business areas. The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with regional offices throughout its operating areas.

    *Forward-Looking Statements*

    The matters discussed in this press release may constitute or include projections or other forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the provisions of which the Company is availing itself. Certain forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as 'believes', 'expects', 'may', 'will', 'could', 'should', 'seeks', 'approximately', 'intends', 'plans', 'estimates', or 'anticipates', or the negative thereof or other comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, objectives, intentions, estimates, forecasts, outlook, assumptions, or goals. In particular, statements regarding future operations or results, including those set forth in this press release and any other statement, express or implied, concerning future operating results or the future generation of or ability to generate revenues, income, net income, profit, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, or cash flow, including to service debt, and including any estimates, forecasts or assumptions regarding future revenues or revenue growth, are forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements also include estimated project start date, anticipated revenues, and contract options which may or may not be awarded in the future.  Forward looking statements involve risks, including those associated with the Company's fixed price contracts that impacts profits, unforeseen productivity delays that may alter the final profitability of the contract, cancellation of the contract by the customer for unforeseen reasons, delays or decreases in funding by the customer, levels and predictability of government funding or other governmental budgetary constraints and any potential contract options which may or may not be awarded in the future, and are the sole discretion of award by the customer. Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results. In light of these and other uncertainties, the inclusion of forward-looking statements in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that the Company's plans, estimates, forecasts, goals, intentions, or objectives will be achieved or realized. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update information contained in this press release whether as a result of new developments or otherwise.

    Please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on March 13, 2018, which is available on its website at www.oriongroupholdingsinc.com or at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, for additional and more detailed discussion of risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our current expectations, estimates or forecasts.

    Orion Group Holdings Inc.
    Shane Martin, Investor Relations Manager (972) 850-2001 Reported by GlobeNewswire 15 hours ago.

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    PenCraft Awards announce two Vietnam Veterans win 1st place in Suspense and Thriller categories. Both authors Robert Shemeld and Philip Derrick will be present at the November 10th Awards ceremony in Lumberton, Texas.

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (PRWEB) November 07, 2018

    The PenCraft Awards committee is proud to announce that two of its 1st place winning authors are also combated veterans. Robert Shemeld the author of The Narraganset Files which took 1st place in “Fiction - Suspense,” was a Marine who served in Vietnam during two of its most volatile years. Some of his experiences during his 1967 and 1968 tour are woven into his book.

    Philip Derrick, the author of Facing the Dragon and 1st Place winner in the category, Fiction Thriller - General is a veteran who served in the Army during the Vietnam war. PenCraft Awards salutes them for their service. Mark Wulf, a coordinator of the November 10th PenCraft Awards ceremony, stated, “We’re happy to be able to celebrate their success as authors during Veteran’s month as recently declared by President Trump.”

    Author Robert Shemeld describes his novel as a modern love story between two typical people who become entangled in untenable, terrifying circumstances. Shemeld’s protagonist, Steele is routinely affable, even boring under everyday circumstances, but when the lives of his family and friends are threatened, he morphs into a formidable being . . . a predator. Shemeld gave his main characters some of his own DNA. In fact, Shemeld stated he wove some of the best attributes of his closest friends into his novel’s cast of heroes and villains. His book is a fast-paced thriller with suspense, intrigue and political challenges, a worthy read.

    Shemeld's numerous life experiences as a Marine, an investigator, a sailing aficionado, finance expert and more - clearly qualified him to write his novel with authority which in turn created that feeling of authenticity as you read it.

    Shemeld, a resident of Virginia, will be attending the 2nd Annual PenCraft Awards Ceremony and Dinner. He will be joined by Vietnam Veteran Philip Derrick from the great state of Washington. Philip’s award-winning novel is a fictional story about a young 15-year-old boy, Jim Peterson, who takes on the identity of a soldier murdered on his way to serve in Vietnam. Could a fifteen-year-old boy have the ability to pull off the switch? Yes, one could. In 1968 Dan Bullock, who was only 14, forged his birth certificate and became a marine. He was killed at age 15 in Vietnam on June 7, 1969. In Derrick’s novel the 15-year-old impersonator does not only take up the identity of a murdered soldier and goes to Vietnam, but he’s also there to find the man he believes responsible for the death of PFC Travis Nickels.

    Philip Derrick has a Ph.D. in Education/History from the University of Idaho. He currently lives in the Cascade Mountains just an hour from Seattle, teaches high school history and watches the deer pass by his living room window on a daily basis. He not only writes books, but loves them; in his study are more than 1,000 of them. Much of what Derrick wrote comes from his own experiences in Vietnam. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

    Robert Shemeld and Philip Derrick were chosen as the best in their categories out of hundreds of submitted books.

    The PenCraft Award winners were selected by a judging criterion that incorporated a recommendation from the initial AuthorsReader’s reviewer or PenCraft Award reviewer and then a further evaluation by our judges. An important criterion considered for the 2018 PenCraft Award Competition was the marketplace popularity of the submitted book and the effort the publisher or author appeared to be taking in promoting their book. From this criterion, the winners of each category were chosen.

    For more infirmation or tickets to the 2nd Annual PenCraft Awards visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-pencraft-award-ceremony-for-literary-excellence-public-invited-tickets-51495825400 Reported by PRWeb 14 hours ago.

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    Escalating Demand from Automotive Sector Fuels Fiberglass Market

    Albany, New York, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global fiberglass market is anticipated to demonstrate a steady growth in the forthcoming year, as reported by Transparency Market Research (TMR). The market’s vendor landscape is features a handful number of prominent players driving the market. Vendors are forecasted to focus on adoption of advanced technology for development of high performing and high quality products, as demanded by consumers. Market participants are additionally seen investing heavily into the research and development of innovative products in order to enrich their product portfolio, and gain strategic advantage over their competitors. Key vendors operating in the global fiberglass market are Shandong Fiberglass Group Co. Ltd., Taishan Fiberglass Inc., Chongqing Polycomp International Corp., Zibo Zhuoyi Fiberglass Material Co. Ltd., and Owens Corning.

    In 2016, the global fiberglass market was estimated to stand at US$7.21 bn. With a steady 4.7% CAGR from 2017 to 2025, the duration of forecast, the market is envisaged to reach US$10.8.

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    Among the application segments, the automotive industry held more than 25% share of the market in 2016, and the trend is expected to percolate over the forecast duration. As the application segment finds exhaustive use in fiberglass, the automotive sector is predicted to retain its dominance over the coming years.

    Among the geographical divisions, North America held a leading position in the global fiberglass market, with over 30% of the market share. The U.S. in North America is touted to be the key country acting as a driving force of this regional market, on account of the presence of established companies in the region.

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    *High Adoption of Glass wool in Construction Activities to Propel Market*

    Glass wool is predominantly used in applications of thermal and electrical insulation in the building and construction industry. Glass wool is applied on the attic of the structure which helps maintain as steady temperature inside the building. The market is expected to rise due to increased spending on infrastructure in both developed and developing countries. Additionally, new end use of fiberglass due to its intrinsic properties of lightweight and high strength are being discovered regularly. Fiberglass composites are extensively used in many building applications such as roofs, walls, panels, windows, and ladders. The rise in use of fiberglass in consumer durable products and electronics products is expected to further fuel the fiberglass market over the forecast period.

    *Demand for Energy Conservation to Provide Rich Growth Opportunity*

    As the significance of renewable energy is being identified across the globe, hefty investments are currently being made towards the installation of new wind turbines. In the residential construction segment for insulation, fiberglass is extensively used to maintain a consistent temperature, which resultantly allows improved comfort and air quality, curtails energy consumption, protects from fire and makes buildings sound proof. All these factors are providing an impetus to the growth of the global fiberglass market in the forthcoming years.

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    *High Demand from Automotive Sector to Stoke Sales*

    The use of fiberglass in automobile manufacturing is surging on account of the emergence of stringent standards for emission set by regulatory authorities such as the U.S. EPA and EEA. With fiberglass becoming a key component used in body of vehicles, its demand is surging significantly all over the world. The brisk rise in the demand for new vehicles is additionally expected to aid the growth of this market over the forecast duration.

    This review is based    TMR’s report titled, “Fiberglass Market (By Glass Type - S-Glass, C-Glass, E-Glass, ECR-Glass, Others; Fiber Type - Rovings, Mats, Strands, Fabrics; Technology - Layup, Resin Infusion Molding, Injection Molding, Compression Molding, Filament Winding, Pultrusion, Others; Application - Automotive & Transportation, Aerospace & Defense, Wind Energy, Construction, Marine, Sports & Leisure, Pipe & Tank, Others; Region - North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025.”Top of Form

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    · Rovings
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    · Layup
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    · Automotive & Transportation
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    · Marine
    · Sports & Leisure
    · Pipe & Tank
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    SOLON, Ohio, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI), a leader in advanced LED retrofit technologies, today announced financial results for its third quarter, which ended September 30, 2018.*Third Quarter 2018 Highlights:*

    · Net sales were $5.2 million, compared to $5.2 million in the second quarter of 2018.
    · Gross profit was 25% of net sales, compared to 25% in the second quarter of 2018.
    · Net loss was ($1.9) million, including a $0.3 million executive severance charge, compared with ($1.8) million, in the second quarter of 2018.

    “Revenue growth remains our top priority to achieve break-even. In Q3, we achieved several important milestones that should lead to increased revenue starting next year,” said Dr. Ted Tewksbury, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Energy Focus, Inc. “First, we completed cost reductions of our legacy products enabling us to offer customers our industry-leading quality and performance at competitive prices; second, we introduced a new shipboard retrofit kit and shipped our first units for revenue; and third, sales of new products introduced since the start of our turnaround reached their highest level to date.”

    *Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results:*

    Net sales were $5.2 million for the third quarter of 2018. This compares with $5.2 million in the second quarter, and $5.0 million in the third quarter of 2017. Net sales from commercial products were $2.3 million, down from $3.0 million in the second quarter and $3.9 million in the third quarter of 2017.  The changes are primarily due to a pause in the timing of a major healthcare provider’s roll outs of retrofit projects. Net sales from military and maritime products were $2.9 million, up from $2.2 million in the second quarter and $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2017.

    Gross profit was $1.3 million, or 25% of net sales, for the third quarter, compared with $1.3 million, or 25% of net sales in the second quarter, and $1.1 million, or 23% of net sales in the third quarter of 2017.

    Operating loss, which included a $0.3 million executive severance charge, was ($1.9) million for the quarter. This compares with an operating loss of ($1.8) million in the second quarter and ($1.8) million in the third quarter of 2017.

    Net loss was also ($1.9) million in the quarter, compared with ($1.8) million in the second quarter and ($1.8) million in the third quarter of 2017. Net loss per share was ($0.16), compared with ($0.15) in the second quarter and ($0.15) in the third quarter of 2017.

    Adjusted EBITDA, as defined under “Non-GAAP Measures” below, was a loss of ($1.2) million, compared with ($1.4) million in the second quarter and ($1.6) million in the third quarter of 2017.

    Cash and cash equivalents were $7.1 million as of September 30, 2018, compared with $8.6 million at the end of the second quarter of 2018.

    “With a sales team that now has nationwide coverage, cost reductions completed and new products ramping, we are focused on converting the sales pipeline to revenue while simultaneously developing our next generation smart lighting portfolio,” said Dr. Tewksbury. “We remain confident that our turnaround is on the right track to create shareholder value.”

    *Earnings Conference Call:*

    Energy Focus, Inc. will host a conference call and webcast on November 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. ET to review the third quarter 2018 financial results, followed by a Q & A session. To participate in the call, please dial 877-451-6152 if calling within the United States, or 201-389-0879 if calling internationally. A replay will be available until November 14, 2018, which can be accessed by dialing 844-512-2921 if calling within the United States, or 412-317-6671 if calling internationally. Please use passcode 13684558 to access the replay. The call will additionally be broadcast live and archived for 90 days over the internet accessible in the Company section of the Energy Focus website, http://investors.energyfocus.com/. To access the recording link, click on “Company” in the top menu bar of the Energy Focus corporate website, then select “Investors” from the dropdown menu.

    *Forward Looking Statements:*

    Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “seeks,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “would” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.  These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts and include statements regarding our current expectations concerning, among other things, our results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies, capital expenditures and the industry in which we operate. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. Although we base these forward-looking statements on assumptions that we believe are reasonable when made, we caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and industry developments may differ materially from statements made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this release. We believe that important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) our history of operating losses and our ability to effectively implement cost-cutting measures and generate sufficient cash from operations or receive sufficient financing, on acceptable terms, to continue our operations; (ii) our reliance on a limited number of customers, in particular our historical sales of products for the U.S. Navy, for a significant portion of our revenue, and our ability to maintain or grow such sales levels; (iii)  the entrance of new competitors in our target markets; (iv) general economic conditions in the United States and in other markets in which we sell our products; (v) our ability to implement and manage our growth plans to diversify our customer base, increase sales, and control expenses; (vi) our ability to increase demand in our targeted markets and to manage sales cycles that are difficult to predict and may span several quarters; (vii) the timing of large customer orders and significant expenses, and fluctuations between demand and capacity, as we invest in growth opportunities; (viii) our dependence on military maritime customers and on the levels of government funding available to such customers, as well as funding resources of our other customers in the public sector and commercial markets; (ix) market acceptance of LED lighting technology; (x) our ability to respond to new lighting technologies and market trends, and fulfill our warranty obligations with safe and reliable products; (xi) any delays we may encounter in making new products available or fulfilling customer specifications; (xii) our ability to compete effectively against companies with greater resources, lower cost structures, or more rapid development efforts; (xiii) our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and other confidential information, and manage infringement claims by others; (xiv) the impact of any type of legal inquiry, claim, or dispute; (xv) our reliance on a limited number of third-party suppliers, our ability to obtain critical components and finished products from such suppliers on acceptable terms, and the impact of our fluctuating demand on the stability of such suppliers; (xvi) our ability to timely and efficiently transport products from our third-party suppliers to our facility by ocean marine channels; (xvii) our ability to successfully scale our network of sales representatives, agents, and distributors to match the sales reach of larger, established competitors; (xviii) any flaws or defects in our products or in the manner in which they are used or installed; (xix) our compliance with government contracting laws and regulations, through both direct and indirect sale channels, as well as other laws, such as those relating to the environment and health and safety; (xx) risks inherent in international markets, such as economic and political uncertainty, changing regulatory and tax requirements, currency fluctuations and potential tariffs and other barriers to international trade; (xxi) our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, and to do so in a timely manner; and (xxii) our ability to maintain effective internal controls and otherwise comply with our obligations as a public company and under Nasdaq listing standards.

    *About Energy Focus*

    Energy Focus is an industry-leading innovator of energy-efficient LED lighting technology. As the creator of the first UL-verified flicker-free LED products, Energy Focus’ products provide extensive energy and maintenance savings, as well as safety, health and productivity benefits over conventional lighting.  Our customers serve the commercial, industrial, healthcare, education and military markets.

    Energy Focus is headquartered in Solon, Ohio. For more information, visit our website at www.energyfocus.com. 

    *Investor Contact:*

    Jim Fanucchi
    Darrow Associates, Inc.
    (408) 404-5400
    ir@energyfocus.com       
           
           
    *Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets*      
    *(In thousands)*      
           
      *September 30,* * * *December 31,*
      * * *2018* * * * * * * *2017* * *
    *ASSETS* * * * * * *
    *Current assets:*      
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 7,054     $ 10,761  
    Trade accounts receivable less allowances of $27 and $42, respectively   2,962       3,595  
    Inventories, net   6,434       5,718  
    Prepaid and other current assets   1,255       596  
    Assets held for sale   —       225  
    *Total current assets*   17,705       20,895  
           
    Property and equipment, net   713       1,097  
    Other assets   147       159  
    *Total assets* $ 18,565     $ 22,151  
           
    *LIABILITIES*      
    *Current liabilities:*      
    Accounts payable $ 3,002     $ 1,630  
    Accrued liabilities   125       53  
    Accrued payroll and related benefits   476       394  
    Accrued severance   274       —  
    Accrued legal and professional fees   196       77  
    Accrued sales commissions   134       124  
    Accrued restructuring - short-term   95       170  
    Accrued warranty reserve   260       174  
    Deferred revenue   9       5  
    *Total current liabilities*   4,571       2,627  
           
    Other liabilities   152       232  
    *Total liabilities*   4,723       2,859  
           
    *STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY*      
    Preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share:      
    Authorized: 2,000,000 shares in 2018 and 2017      
    Issued and outstanding: no shares in 2018 and 2017   —       —  
    Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share:      
    Authorized: 30,000,000 shares in 2018 and 2017      
    Issued and outstanding: 12,071,044 at September 30, 2018 and
    11,868,896 at December 31, 2017   1       1  
    Additional paid-in capital   128,160       127,493  
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (1 )     2  
    Accumulated deficit   (114,318 )     (108,204 )
    *Total stockholders' equity*   13,842       19,292  
    *Total liabilities and stockholders' equity* $ 18,565     $ 22,151  
           

     

                       
    *Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations*                  
    *(In thousands, except per share data)*                  
                       
      *Three months ended*   *Nine months ended*
      *September 30,*   *June 30,*   *September 30,*   *September 30,*
    * *   *2018*       *2018*       *2017*       *2018*       *2017*  
    *Net sales* $ 5,158     $ 5,172     $ 5,002     $ 14,989     $ 15,119  
    Cost of sales   3,877       3,876       3,865       11,596       11,920  
    *Gross profit*   1,281       1,296       1,137       3,393       3,199  
                       
    *Operating expenses:* * *   * *   * *   * *   * *
    Product development   638       673       732       1,940       2,266  
    Selling, general, and administrative   2,543       2,421       2,393       7,611       8,802  
    Restructuring expenses (credits)   1       3       (200 )     (46 )     1,534  
    *Total operating expenses*   3,182       3,097       2,925       9,505       12,602  
    *Loss from operations*   (1,901 )     (1,801 )     (1,788 )     (6,112 )     (9,403 )
                       
    *Other expenses (income):* * *   * *   * *   * *   * *
    Interest expense   2       1       1       4       1  
    Other expenses (income)   17       2       (16 )     (2 )     5  
                       
    *Loss from operations before income taxes*   (1,920 )     (1,804 )     (1,773 )     (6,114 )     (9,409 )
    Provision for income taxes   —       —       —       —       —  
    *Loss from continuing operations*   (1,920 )     (1,804 )     (1,773 )     (6,114 )     (9,409 )
                                           
    *Net loss* *$* * **  **(1,920* *)*   *$* * **  **(1,804* *)*   *$* * **  **(1,773* *)*   *$* * **  **(6,114* *)*   *$* * **  **(9,409* *)*
                       
                       
    *Net loss per share - basic and diluted* $ (0.16 )   $ (0.15 )   $ (0.15 )   $ (0.51 )   $ (0.80 )
                       
    *Weighted average shares used in computing net loss per share:*                  
    Basic and diluted   12,059       11,949       11,856       11,970       11,789  
                       

     

                       
                       
    *Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows*                  
    *(In thousands)*                  
      *Three months ended*   *Nine months ended*
      *September 30,*   *June 30,*   *September 30,*   *September 30,*
        *2018*       *2018*       *2017*       *2018*       *2017*  
                   
    *Cash flows from operating activities:*              
    Net loss $   (1,920 )   $   (1,804 )   $   (1,773 )   $   (6,114 )   $   (9,409 )
                       
    Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                  
    Depreciation     105         143         166         399         514  
    Stock-based compensation     276         235         192         706         625  
    Stock-based compensation reversal    —        —        —        —        (270 )
    Provision for doubtful accounts receivable     (4 )       11        18         (15 )      19  
    Provision for slow-moving and obsolete inventory     (123 )       78         (373 )       (532 )       (644 )
    Provision for warranties     31         48         108         46         152  
    Loss on disposals of property and equipment     19         4         3         4         108  
    Changes in assets and liabilities:                  
    Accounts receivable     411         171         459         648         2,638  
    Inventories     (572 )       (209 )       1,495         (184 )       3,334  
    Prepaid and other assets     (212 )       (161 )       (39 )       (647 )       (161 )
    Accounts payable     (24 )       73         (998 )       1,447         (1,173 )
    Accrued and other liabilities     470         (132 )       (792 )       391         (433 )
    Deferred revenue     (3 )       (14 )      (2 )       5        16  
    Total adjustments     374         247         237         2,268         4,725  
    *    Net cash used in operating activities*     (1,546 )       (1,557 )       (1,536 )       (3,846 )       (4,684 )
                       
    *Cash flows from investing activities:*                  
    Acquisitions of property and equipment    —        —         (39 )       (57 )       (154 )
    Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment    —        (4 )      25        240        97  
    *    Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities*    —         (4 )       (14 )       183         (57 )
                       
    *Cash flows from financing activities:*                  
    Proceeds from the exercise of stock options/ESPP    —        21        —        21         105  
    Common stock withheld to satisfy income tax withholding on vesting of restricted stock units    (21 )      (7 )      —        (60 )      (49 )
    *    Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities*     (21 )       14        —         (39 )       56  
                       
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash    2        (6 )      (2 )      (5 )      (9 )
                       
    Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents    (1,565 )      (1,553 )       (1,552 )      (3,707 )       (4,694 )
    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year     8,619         10,172         13,487         10,761         16,629  
    *Cash and cash equivalents at end of period* $   7,054     $   8,619     $   11,935     $   7,054     $   11,935  
                       
    *Classification of cash and cash equivalents:*                  
    Cash and cash equivalents     6,712         8,277         11,593         6,712         11,593  
    Restricted cash held     342         342         342         342         342  
    *Cash and cash equivalents at end of period* $   7,054     $   8,619     $   11,935     $   7,054     $   11,935  
                       

     

                 
                 
    *Sales by Products*            
    *(In thousands)*            
      *Three months ended*   *Nine months ended*
      *September 30,*     *June 30,*     *September 30,*   *September 30,*
        *2018*     *2018*     *2017*     *2018*     *2017*
    Commercial products $ 2,292   $ 2,972   $ 3,947   $ 7,469   $ 12,204
    Military maritime products   2,866     2,200     1,055     7,520     2,915
    *Total net sales* $ 5,158   $ 5,172   $ 5,002   $ 14,989   $ 15,119
                 
                 

    *Non-GAAP Measures*                                                                                    

    In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we may provide certain non-GAAP measures, which present operating results on an adjusted basis. These are supplemental measures of performance that are not required by or presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, include adjustments for our restructuring expenses, and for depreciation and stock compensation expenses that do not have a current period impact on cash flow.

    We believe that our use of non-GAAP financial measures permits investors to assess the operating performance of our business relative to our performance based on U.S. GAAP results and relative to other companies within the industry by isolating the effects of items that may vary from period to period without correlation to core operating performance or that vary widely among similar companies, and to assess cash flow performance of the operations of our business relative to our U.S. GAAP results and relative to other companies in the industry by isolating the effects of certain items which do not have a current period cash flow impact. However, our inclusion of these adjusted measures should not be construed as an indication that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or infrequent items or that the items for which we have made adjustments are unusual or infrequent or will not recur. We believe that the disclosure of these non-GAAP measures is useful to investors as they form part of the basis for how our management team and Board of Directors evaluate our operating performance.

    These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to replace U.S. GAAP financial measures, and they are not necessarily standardized or comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. 

    *(In thousands)* *Three months ended*   *Nine months ended*
      *September 30,*   *June 30,*   *September 30,*   *September 30,*
        *2018*       *2018*       *2017*       *2018*       *2017*  
    Total operating expenses $ 3,182     $ 3,097     $ 2,925     $ 9,505     $ 12,602  
    Less: Restructuring   (1 )     (3 )     200       46       (1,534 )
    *Operating expenses, excluding restructuring* $ 3,181     $ 3,094     $ 3,125     $ 9,551     $ 11,068  
                       
                       
      *Three months ended*   *Nine months ended*
      *September 30,*   *June 30,*   *September 30,*   *September 30,*
        *2018*       *2018*       *2017*       *2018*       *2017*  
    Net loss $ (1,920 )   $ (1,804 )   $ (1,773 )   $ (6,114 )   $ (9,409 )
    Restructuring (expenses) credits   (1 )     (3 )     200       46       (1,534 )
    *Net loss, excluding restructuring*   (1,919 )     (1,801 )     (1,973 )     (6,160 )     (7,875 )
    Depreciation   105       143       166       399       514  
    Stock-based compensation   276       235       192       706       625  
    Severance and benefits   313       6       44       325       93  
    *Adjusted EBITDA* $ (1,225 )   $ (1,417 )   $ (1,571 )   $ (4,730 )   $ (6,643 )
                       

      Reported by GlobeNewswire 12 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, a Texas-based company with over 40 years of experience spearheading the industrial lighting and equipment sectors, announced the release of a 12-watt rechargeable explosion proof LED light fixture that produces 1,320 lumens of light. This unit is Class I, Divisions 1 & 2, Class II, Divisions 1 & 2, and Class III Divisions 1 & 2 rated for hazardous areas and is listed for use worldwide.The EXHL-PM-RPS-17AH-LE1-XMB rechargeable explosion proof LED light is battery-powered and provides up to 1.5 hours of use when fully charged. The battery is charged via an AC charger plugged into the work sites’ mainstream power. This light is available in a spot or flood light configuration. The spot configuration offers a 10˚ mean measuring 800 feet long and 140 feet wide, while the flood configuration offers a 40˚ beam measuring 300 feet long and 225 feet wide. This unit is rated Class I, Divisions 1 & 2, Groups B, C, D, Class I, Zones 1 & 2, Groups IIB+H2, IIA, Class II, Divisions 1 & 2, Groups E, F & G and Class III Divisions 1 & 2.

    This portable LED light is rated NEMA Type 3, 4, 4X, 7 (B, C, D) and 9 (E, F, G) and designed to withstand harsh environments while operating in temperatures of -40˚C to 60˚C. The unit is supported by an aluminum A-frame that connects the top enclosure that houses the LED lamp and power button to the bottom enclosure, which houses the batteries and disconnect for the charging cord. The top enclosure has a magnetic hanging bracket mount for attachment to compatible metallic surfaces.

    This unit is waterproof to three meters and is resistant to dust, dirt and humidity. The fixture’s housing is made of sturdy extruded aluminum with a lens made of unbreakable polycarbonate. This light is suitable for use in inspections, detailed tasks, in petroleum refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, paint spray booths, food manufacturing buildings, grain storage sites, woodshops, automotive garages 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: 1-800-369-6671
    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/13e14c1a-431e-4f33-abb0-44a69168f139 Reported by GlobeNewswire 10 hours ago.

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    A 'male' octopus surprised its keepers with a cloud of 10,000 babies Animals

    And now it's going to die.

    When the University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium acquired a common octopus recently, they got somewhat more than they bargained for. Reported by Popular Science 9 hours ago.

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    Dublin, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Tilapia Market 2018-2022" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    The Global Tilapia Market to grow at a CAGR of 5.13% during the period 2018-2022.

    *Covered in this report*

    The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global tilapia market. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of tilapia. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

    According to the report, one driver influencing this market is the growth in land-based aquaculture practices. Land-based aquaculture is expensive than marine aquaculture; however, it can eliminate many environmental problems associated with sea cage aquaculture. One trend affecting this market is the increasing demand from athletes and bodybuilders.

    Further, the report states that one challenge affecting this market is the overexploitation and depletion of fish stocks. Overfishing is illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing.

    *Key questions answered in this report*

    · What will the market size be in 2022 and what will the growth rate be?
    · What are the key market trends?
    · What is driving this market?
    · What are the challenges to market growth?
    · Who are the key vendors in this market space?
    · What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
    · What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

    *Key vendors*· Baiyang Investment Group
    · Goulian Group
    · Hainan Qinfu Food
    · Hainan Xiangtai Fishery
    · Zhenye Fish & Foods Group*Key Topics Covered:*

    *PART 01: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY*

    *PART 02: SCOPE OF THE REPORT*

    *PART 03: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY*

    *PART 04: MARKET LANDSCAPE*

    · Market ecosystem
    · Market characteristics
    · Market segmentation analysis

    *PART 05: MARKET SIZING*

    · Market definition
    · Market sizing 2017
    · Market size and forecast 2017-2022

    *PART 06: FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS*

    · Bargaining power of buyers
    · Bargaining power of suppliers
    · Threat of new entrants
    · Threat of substitutes
    · Threat of rivalry
    · Market condition

    *PART 07: MARKET SEGMENTATION BY PRODUCT*

    · Segmentation by product
    · Comparison by product
    · Nile tilapia

    · Blue tilapia
    · Mozambique tilapia
    · Market opportunity by product

    *PART 08: CUSTOMER LANDSCAPE*

    *PART 09: REGIONAL LANDSCAPE*

    · Geographical segmentation
    · Regional comparison
    · Key leading countries
    · China
    · US
    · Philippines
    · Egypt
    · Market opportunity

    *PART 10: DECISION FRAMEWORK*

    *PART 11: DRIVERS AND CHALLENGES*

    *PART 12: MARKET TRENDS*

    · Growth prospects in e-commerce
    · Increasing demand from athletes and bodybuilders
    · New product launches

    *PART 13: VENDOR LANDSCAPE*

    · Overview
    · Landscape disruption

    *PART 14: VENDOR ANALYSIS*

    · Vendors covered
    · Vendor classification
    · Market positioning of vendorsFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ls22f2/global_tilapia?w=12
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    Related Topics: Fish and Seafood Reported by GlobeNewswire 8 hours ago.

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    *Covelli Enterprises’ support for military and veterans reaches $1.4 million mark*

    SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Panera Bread’s largest franchisee Covelli Enterprises will salute those in uniform with free meals on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day at its Panera Bread locations in Savannah, Pooler, Hinesville and Statesboro, Georgia.  The company has made it an annual tradition to honor all veterans and military service members with free You Pick Two® meals at its participating bakery-cafés and has exceeded $1.4 million in food and monetary donations since 2011.

    Free meals for veterans and service members began in the Covelli-owned Panera Bread cafes in 2011, and since then the company has given away nearly 130,000 free meals to service men and women and veterans. To participate, service members and veterans need only wear their uniform or show their valid Military I.D. or discharge papers at participating Panera Bread locations.

    “Not a day goes by that we don’t remember those who have fought to give us the freedoms we enjoy as Americans,” said Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises. “This is simply a small gesture of gratitude to those men and women who have sacrificed so much for those freedoms, and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank all veterans and service members for their dedication to our country.” 

    DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will benefit during the month of November from the company’s Change Roll Up Program and cash canisters at the registers, which allows customers to round their total to the next dollar and donate to local charities.

    Covelli Enterprises’ support for veterans groups is not limited to food donations on Veterans Day. The organization supports organizations like Project Welcome Home Troops, American Red Cross, National Air Force Museum & Marathon, Veterans Affairs Hospitals, DAV, U.S. Marine Corp Foundation Toys for Tots, Wags 4 Warriors, Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism, Wounded Warrior Support Foundation, Wounded Warriors of South Florida, Mission United, United Military Care, and various VFW Posts in the form of monetary and product donations throughout the year.

    *About DAV*
    DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.

    The complimentary You Pick Two® meal will be honored all day on Monday, November 12, the day after Veterans Day, and includes a combination of any two half portions soup, salad, sandwiches, flatbreads, or mac and cheese. 

    *About Covelli Enterprises*
    Covelli Enterprises operates more than 315 Panera Bread bakery-cafés in eight states. Headquartered in Warren, Ohio, Covelli Enterprises is the single largest franchisee of Panera Bread, LLC. In 2017, Covelli Enterprises donated more than $32 million to hunger relief agencies and non-profit organizations. www.covelli.com 

    Contact: Jackie Reau
    Game Day Communications
    (513) 929-4263 | jreau@gamedaypr.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 7 hours ago.

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    *Covelli Enterprises’ support for military and veterans reaches $1.4 million mark*

    HILTON HEAD, S.C., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Panera Bread’s largest franchisee Covelli Enterprises will salute those in uniform with free meals on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day at its Panera Bread locations in Hilton Head, Bluffton, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The company has made it an annual tradition to honor all veterans and military service members with free You Pick Two® meals at its participating bakery-cafés and has exceeded $1.4 million in food and monetary donations since 2011.

    Free meals for veterans and service members began in the Covelli-owned Panera Bread cafes in 2011, and since then the company has given away nearly 130,000 free meals to service men and women and veterans. To participate, service members and veterans need only wear their uniform or show their valid Military I.D. or discharge papers at participating Panera Bread locations.

    “Not a day goes by that we don’t remember those who have fought to give us the freedoms we enjoy as Americans,” said Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises. “This is simply a small gesture of gratitude to those men and women who have sacrificed so much for those freedoms, and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank all veterans and service members for their dedication to our country.” 

    DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will benefit during the month of November from the company’s Change Roll Up Program and cash canisters at the registers, which allows customers to round their total to the next dollar and donate to local charities.

    Covelli Enterprises’ support for veterans groups is not limited to food donations on Veterans Day. The organization supports organizations like Project Welcome Home Troops, American Red Cross, National Air Force Museum & Marathon, Veterans Affairs Hospitals, DAV, U.S. Marine Corp Foundation Toys for Tots, Wags 4 Warriors, Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism, Wounded Warrior Support Foundation, Wounded Warriors of South Florida, Mission United, United Military Care, and various VFW Posts in the form of monetary and product donations throughout the year.

    *About DAV*
    DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.

    The complimentary You Pick Two® meal will be honored all day on Monday, November 12, the day after Veterans Day, and includes a combination of any two half portions soup, salad, sandwiches, flatbreads, or mac and cheese. 

    *About Covelli Enterprises*
    Covelli Enterprises operates more than 315 Panera Bread bakery-cafés in eight states. Headquartered in Warren, Ohio, Covelli Enterprises is the single largest franchisee of Panera Bread, LLC. In 2017, Covelli Enterprises donated more than $32 million to hunger relief agencies and non-profit organizations. www.covelli.com

    *Contact: Jackie Reau*
    *Game Day Communications*
    *(513) 929-4263 | jreau@gamedaypr.com* Reported by GlobeNewswire 7 hours ago.

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    VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) (“the Company” or “Carmanah”) will release its third quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday November 14^th, 2018 after market close. Carmanah has scheduled a conference call for analysts at 6:00 am PST (9:00 am ET) on Thursday November 15^th, 2018. To access, *dial 1.866.229.4144 (Canada toll free) or +1.888.424.8151 (US toll free) *approximately five to ten minutes prior to start time. When prompted for the participant PIN code, *enter **6795 741#. *For a current list of local and international telephone numbers, click the link below:https://www.conferenceplus.com/AlternateNumbers/alternatenumbers.aspx?100813&t=A&o=UqpKKmETXRxANg

    A recording of the conference call will also be available on Carmanah’s corporate website within three business days of the call. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com or telephone 1.877.722.8877 (toll free in US and Canada).

    *About Carmanah Technologies Corporation*

    Carmanah designs, develops and distributes a portfolio of products focused on energy optimized LED solutions for infrastructure. Since 1996, we have earned a global reputation for delivering durable, dependable, efficient and cost-effective solutions for industrial applications that perform in some of the world’s harshest environments. We manage our business within two reportable segments: Signals and Illumination. The Signals segment serves the Airfield Ground Lighting, Aviation Obstruction, Offshore Wind, Marine, Traffic and Telematics markets.  The Illumination segment provides solar powered LED outdoor lights for municipal and commercial customers.

    *Contact*
    Carmanah Technologies Corporation:
    Evan Brown, (250) 380-0052
    Chief Financial Officer/Corporate Secretary
    investors@carmanah.com

    This release may contain forward-looking statements. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “expects,” “estimates,” “could,” “will” or variations of such words and phrases. Forward-looking statements or information in this news release relate to, among other things: revenues, and revenue growth, for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017; order backlogs; gross margins and estimates of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of Carmanah or Sabik to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: our ability to become a worldwide leader in the marine aids to navigation industry, the potential growth of the off-shore wind safety market or our ability to participate in any growth and other general uncertainties that may impact actual outcomes. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs but given the uncertainties, assumptions and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements or information. Carmanah disclaims any obligation to update, or to publicly announce, any such statements, events or developments except as required by law.

    For additional information on these risks and uncertainties, see Carmanah’s most recently filed Annual Information Form (AIF) and Annual MD&A, which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.carmanah.com. The risk factors identified in Carmanah’s AIF and MD&A are not intended to represent a complete list of factors that could affect Carmanah. Reported by GlobeNewswire 6 hours ago.

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    SpaceX is launching more than 70 satellites at once — and a few will hunt down smugglers, pirates, and other 'dark ships'· *The next rocket mission for SpaceX, called SSO-A, will launch 71 small satellites into orbit at once.*
    · *Three satellites belong to HawkEye 360, a startup that aims to "see" radio-wave emissions all over Earth.*
    · *HawkEye 360's software will identify each unique radio signal and use it to track "dark vessels" that may be trying to hide illegal activities.*
    · *The company hopes its system will help curb $3 trillion' worth of illegal fishing, smuggling, drug trafficking, and piracy each year.*

    SpaceX hopes to fire off its next Falcon 9 rocket mission on November 19. If the launch goes well, Elon Musk's aerospace company may not only break spaceflight records, but also help fight nefarious behavior on the open ocean.

    The goal of SpaceX's upcoming mission, called SSO-A, is to put 71 satellites into orbit all at once. A company called Spaceflight Industries organized the mission, and it claims this is the largest-ever rideshare mission in US history, as spacecraft from 35 different companies and organizations will fly aboard the rocket.

    However, three microwave-oven-size spacecraft on the mission — a cluster called Pathfinder — are particularly worth noting.

    The trio of spacecraft belong to a startup called HawkEye 360, and they're designed to "see" radio signals from space. The company's software will take unique radio signals coming from ships to "fingerprint" vessels, track them over time, and even forecast future movements.

    If Pathfinder works, authorities around the world could gain a major leg-up in hunting "dark ships": vessels that turn off GPS location transponders, often to hide their whereabouts and engage in illicit activity.

    Such activity includes illegal fishing, smuggling, drug trafficking, and piracy, and it amounts to roughly $3 trillion each year, says John Serafini, the CEO of HawkEye 360.

    "We care about the folks that are not doing the right thing. We care about the vessels that don't want to be found," Serafini told Business Insider. "We're focused on detecting those and stopping them."

    *Hunting 'dark ships' with radio waves*

    HawkEye 360 is unique because of its combination of radio-signal-detecting technology and the artificial-intelligence software that the startup uses to process that data.

    "You couldn't have started this company 10 years ago," Serafini said. "The costs were too high and the technology wasn't there."

    He added that HawkEye 360 can exist now because of the increasing miniaturization of electronics, SpaceX's lower-cost rocket launches, and advancements in machine learning.

    Pathfinder, like the other satellites SpaceX is launching, will sweep around Earth from pole-to-pole in what's called a sun-synchronous orbit — hence the "SSO" in the mission's name. (The "A" signifies that it's the first of multiple rideshare missions.) This orbit keeps sunlight drenching a spacecraft's solar panels while allowing it to fly over every square inch of the planet.

    The antennas of Pathfinder are designed to detect a wide range of radio signals above about 1 watt in power. ("Cell phones are well below a watt in power," Serafini said. "We don't have the ability or the focus to do that.")

    This means the cluster could triangulate normally hard-to-pinpoint signals from satellite phones, push-to-talk radios, and marine radar. Ships need these and other radio-emitting tools to navigate the seas, the thinking goes.

    This is especially true for "dark ships," since those vessels turn off a mandatory device called an automatic identification system, or AIS. The AIS broadcasts a ship's location to avoid collisions, but turning it off is a common trick vessels use if they're slipping into unapproved fishing zones or trafficking illegal drugs or wares.

    Serafini said that may soon cease to be an effective way to avoid getting noticed.

    "If you're turning on and off the AIS, we're going to track your other emitters. If you try to turn them all off, you're effectively negating your operation. You need to use them to navigate and communicate," Serafini said. "If you do that, we've won. You can't be effective."

    *How Pathfinder works*

    The Pathfinder system relies on the fact that every radio transponder on Earth is built differently, even if it's made by the same person in the same factory. Minor variations in parts and assembly lead to subtle differences in radio emissions that HawkEye 360 says it can detect and exploit.

    More importantly, by tracking a mix of radio emissions on a ship and pairing those with AIS signals (when the devices are turned on), the company can "fingerprint" every ocean vessel on Earth. That way, even if a ship is "spoofing" its AIS data, the company says it will know; AIS data will report one location, but the vessel's radio fingerprint will reveal its true location.

    HawkEye 360 says it has already proved that its system works by equipping three Cessna jet airplanes with Pathfinder technology, flying them over the Chesapeake Bay, and detecting ships that were spoofing their AIS data.

    "We were able to not only detect the AIS spoofing but also geolocate the ships using their other radio signals," Chris DeMay, the founder and CTO of HawkEye 360, told Business Insider. "We were able to map where the ship actually was and compare that to where the ship said it was."

    In addition to fingerprinting such vessels, HawkEye 360's machine-learning algorithms will also be able to determine typical activity patterns for a ship and flag any unusual deviation.

    Over time, the company says, it could even forecast the future locations of individual vessels based on their past behavior.

    "Because we'll be the first ones to do this, we'll be the first ones to bring it to the commercial market," Serafini said.

    *The future of tracking radio signals from above*

    The Pathfinder satellite cluster will give HawkEye 360 a global view of certain radio transmissions on Earth once every four to six hours. But DeMay and Serafini say that's just the beginning.

    According to them, HawkEye 360 is backed by about $30 million in funding (enough to operate for 18 months), has 31 employees, and has secured $100 million in contracts. In the future, they aim to launch six more three-satellite cluster, which will create a constellation that can map radio signals once every 30 to 40 minutes.

    Launching larger and more capable satellite will also improve the company's ability to detect weaker signals.

    "Trucks use radio emitters that we could detect and track," Serafini said. "If a truck is known to have a history of illegal border crossing, we might want to track that particular object."

    The company expects the US military to be increasingly interested in the technology, especially considering that HawkEye 360 can deploy its sensors on airplanes and high-altitude balloons in addition to satellites. That feature could allow for real-time tracking of weak signals on a battlefield.

    Another planned use of Pathfinder is more down-to-Earth: the technology could detect improper use of the radio-frequency spectrum, including interference between cell-phone towers. Such interference can cause data loss between mobile devices and towers, leading to slow and unreliable internet, among other problems.

    Ground crews with trucks typically drive around towers to search for and identify such problems, but such teams and equipment can expensive to deploy — especially on a nationwide scale.

    "It's like that Verizon 'Can you hear me now?' guy, but in space," DeMay said — and possibly a lot cheaper and more effective.

    *SEE ALSO: Where SpaceX's most important locations are located and what they do*

    *DON'T MISS: A Russian rocket failed with 2 people on board, and the moment was recorded on video. Here's what it shows.*

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    Ms. McGrath, a retired Marine combat aviator, was supposed to be the Democrat who could bridge the urban-rural chasm. But her loss in a Kentucky congressional race exemplifies the nation’s divide. Reported by NYTimes.com 4 hours ago.

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