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    In a research paper published on Thursday, Curtis Deutsch and other bright minds of oceanography at Standford University Jonathan Payne and Erik Sperling, it was discovered that a massive cataclysm of marine species occurred 252 million years ago leaving only 4% of them behind. And that's not all, over two thirds of the terrestrial life was also wiped out in that great extinction. According to the paper, these massive wipe outs of organisms were as a result of the huge spike in temperature... Reported by WorldNews 13 hours ago.

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    Polarcus Limited ("Polarcus" or the "Company") (OSE: PLCS) announces that it has accepted service of court proceedings filed by PGS Australia Pty Ltd relating to the acquisition of seismic data on 3 surveys in Australia and the processing of that data.

    These proceedings follow 3 years of intermittent correspondence from PGS in response to which Polarcus, supported by leading patent counsel, has provided overwhelming evidence that Polarcus' activity did not intersect the patent. The claim will be vigorously contested and has no impact on any project outside Australia. 

    PGS' principal claim under its patent has previously been held to be unpatentable by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Polarcus intends to challenge the validity of all relevant aspects of PGS' Australian patent.  



    Caleb Raywood, General Counsel
    +971 50 189 7146

    Hans-Peter Burlid, CFO
    +971 50 559 8175


    *About Polarcus*

    Polarcus (OSE: PLCS) is an innovative marine geophysical company with a pioneering environmental agenda, delivering high-end towed streamer data acquisition and imaging services from Pole to Pole. Polarcus operates a fleet of high performance 3D seismic vessels incorporating leading-edge maritime technologies for improved safety and efficiency. Polarcus offers contract seismic surveys and multi-client projects with advanced onboard processing solutions and employs approximately 350 professionals worldwide. The Company's principal office is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit

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

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    Biggest mass extinction caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath Seattle WA (SPX) Dec 07, 2018

    The largest extinction in Earth's history marked the end of the Permian period, some 252 million years ago. Long before dinosaurs, our planet was populated with plants and animals that were mostly obliterated after a series of massive volcanic eruptions in Siberia. Fossils in ancient seafloor rocks display a thriving and diverse marine ecosystem, then a swath of corpses. Some 96 percent of Reported by Terra Daily 10 hours ago.

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    Pulses of sinking carbon reaching the deep sea are not captured in global climate models Moss Landing CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2018

    More than two miles below the ocean's surface, microbes, worms, fishes, and other creatures great and small thrive. They rely on the transport of dead and decaying matter from the surface (marine snow) for food at these dark depths. Up near the sea surface, carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is incorporated in the bodies of microscopic algae and the animals that eat them. When they die, th Reported by Terra Daily 10 hours ago.

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    RACINE, Wis., Dec. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- *JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC. (NASDAQ: JOUT), *a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment and technology, today announced all-time high revenue and earnings for the second consecutive fiscal year.  Strong marketplace demand for new products in the Company’s core Fishing and Diving brands propelled an 11 percent increase in sales as operating profit grew 38 percent and net income rose 16 percent over the prior fiscal year.  The seasonally slow fourth quarter net sales nearly equaled prior year results.“Unprecedented growth in our flagship Fishing business has driven record results two years in a row on the strength of revolutionary, consumer driven innovation. Our goal is consistent bigger, better new product success like this across our entire brand portfolio,” said Helen Johnson-Leipold, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

    “Importantly, deeper, richer consumer understanding is at the core of everything we do. Going forward, our ability to connect with more consumers in new, more meaningful ways will enable us to fully leverage and maximize investments in digital transformation, marketing sophistication and ecommerce to enhance performance in all segments and channels. Much progress has been made in transforming Johnson Outdoors for future success in a changing marketplace. More work and more investment will be needed to ensure continued sustainable growth and profitability.”  


    · New product success
    · Sustained momentum in Fishing and Diving 
    · Enhanced digital sophistication
    · Strong cash flow and a debt-free balance sheet
    · Increased quarterly dividend to shareholders

    Total Company net sales grew 11 percent to $544.3 million versus fiscal 2017 net sales of $490.6 million. New product demand across the Company’s Fishing, Diving and Camping brands more than offset declines in Watercraft Recreation. Key factors in the year-over-year comparison were:

    · Exceptional new product performance fueled double-digit revenue growth in Minn Kota^® and Humminbird^® brands in all key categories, channels and markets.
    · Continued momentum for award-winning innovation in life-support categories gave a 3 percent boost to SCUBAPRO^® brand sales.
    · Growth in Eureka^® and Jetboil^® brands nearly offset the loss of sales resulting from the divestiture of the non-core Silva brand.
    · Kayak market declines across all segments and channels negatively impacted Watercraft Recreation revenue. 

    Operating profit soared to a record-high $63.0 million, a 38 percent increase over $45.6 million in the prior fiscal year, due to significantly higher sales volume and margin improvement year-over-year. Higher volume-related expenses and increased digital marketing expenditures and R&D investment primarily accounted for the year-over-year uptick in operating expense dollars.  As a percent of sales, fiscal 2018 operating expense declined versus fiscal 2017. 

    Net income for the fiscal year increased 16 percent to $40.7 million, or $4.05 per diluted share, versus $35.2 million, or $3.51 per diluted share, last fiscal year.  The effective tax rate of 40.3 percent reflects $8.4 million in charges resulting from changes in accounting for taxes prompted by U.S. tax reform legislation enacted during the fiscal year.

    Due to the seasonality of the warm-weather outdoor recreation equipment industry, the Company’s fourth quarter results reflect the industry-wide slowing of sales and production.  Total Company net sales in the quarter dipped slightly year-over-year to $91.1 million, a decline of less than 1 percent.  Operating loss was ($2.0 million) in the current year fourth quarter versus ($0.1 million) in the prior fourth quarter, primarily due to continued digital investments. Net loss of ($5.0 million), or ($0.49) per diluted share in the current year quarter compared unfavorably to net income of $0.6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter.

    The Company reported cash and short-term investments of $150.6 million as of September 28, 2018, a $40.2 million jump above the prior year, with no debt on its balance sheet. Depreciation and amortization was flat year-over-year at $13.1 million. Capital spending totaled $19.2 million in fiscal 2018 compared with $11.6 million in fiscal 2017.

    “Looking ahead to next year, while we expect revenue to grow, recently enacted tariffs are estimated to have a negative impact of $6.0 - $9.0 million on fiscal 2019 operating profit, which includes foreseeable mitigation efforts at this time. In addition, we expect our fiscal 2019 tax rate to decline, reflecting the reduction in the US federal corporate income tax rate,” said David W. Johnson, Chief Financial Officer.   

    *W**EBCAST *
    The Company will host a conference call and audio web cast at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, December 7, 2018.  A live listen-only web cast of the conference call may be accessed at Johnson Outdoors’ home page.  A replay of the call will be available for 30 days on the Internet.

    *About Johnson Outdoors Inc. *
    *J**OHNSON **O**UTDOORS* is a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment and technologies that inspire more people to experience the awe of the great outdoors. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft Recreation, Fishing, Diving and Camping.  Johnson Outdoors' iconic brands include: Old Town^® canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak^™; Carlisle^® paddles; Minn Kota^® fishing motors, batteries and anchors; Cannon^® downriggers; Humminbird^® marine electronics and charts; SCUBAPRO^® dive equipment; Jetboil^® outdoor cooking systems; and, Eureka!^® camping and hiking equipment. 

    *Visit Johnson Outdoors at*

    *Safe Harbor Statement*
    Certain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking statements,” intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements other than statements of historical fact are considered forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases such as “anticipate,’’ “believe,’’ “confident,” “could,’’ “expect,’’ “intend,’’ “may,’’ “planned,’’ “potential,’’ “should,’’ “will,’’ “would’’ or the negative of those terms or other words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those currently anticipated.  Factors that could affect actual results or outcomes include the matters described under the caption “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of the Company’s Form 10-K which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 7, 2018 and the following:  changes in economic conditions, consumer confidence levels and discretionary spending patterns in key markets; uncertainties stemming from changes in US trade policies, tariffs, and the reaction of other countries to such changes; the Company’s success in implementing its strategic plan, including its targeted sales growth platforms, innovation focus and its increasing digital presence; litigation costs related to actions of and disputes with third parties, including competitors; the Company’s continued success in working capital management and cost-structure reductions; the Company’s success in integrating strategic acquisitions; the risk of future writedowns of goodwill or other long-lived assets; the ability of the Company's customers to meet payment obligations; movements in foreign currencies, interest rates or commodity costs; fluctuations in the prices of raw materials or the availability of raw materials or components used by the Company; any disruptions in the Company's supply chain as a result of material fluctuations in the Company's order volumes and requirements for raw materials and other components necessary to manufacture and produce the Company's products; the success of the Company’s suppliers and customers and the impact of any consolidation in the industries of the Company's suppliers and customers; the ability of the Company to deploy its capital successfully; unanticipated outcomes related to outsourcing certain manufacturing processes; unanticipated outcomes related to litigation matters; and adverse weather conditions. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factor"J"s in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included herein are only made as of the date of this filing. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

    *A**t** J**ohnson** O**utdoors** I**nc**.*  
    *D**avid Johnson* *Patricia Penman*
    VP & Chief Financial Officer VP – Global marketing services & communications
    262-631-6600 262-631-6600


    *J**OHNSON** O**UTDOORS **I**NC.*

    (thousands, except per share amounts)          
    * ENDED*
    *Operating Results*   *September 28
    * 2018**     *September 29
    * 2017**   * *   *September 28
    * 2018**     *September 29
    * 2017**  
    Net sales $   91,132   $   91,755     $   544,268   $   490,565  
    Cost of sales     51,611       52,923         302,408       279,625  
    Gross profit     39,521       38,832         241,860       210,940  
    Operating expenses     41,494       38,908         178,839       165,349  
    Operating (loss) profit     (1,973 )     (76 )       63,021       45,591  
    Interest (income) expense, net     (640 )     (162 )       (963 )     441  
    Other expense (income), net     109       (772 )       (4,122 )     (3,060 )
    (Loss) income before income taxes     (1,442 )     858         68,106       48,210  
    Income tax expense     3,514       269         27,437       13,053  
    Net (loss) income $   (4,956 ) $   589     $   40,669   $   35,157  
    Diluted average common shares outstanding     10,013       9,943         9,996       9,920  
    Diluted net (loss) income per common share $   (0.49 ) $   0.06     $   4.05   $   3.51  
    *Segment Results*          
    Net sales:          
    Fishing $   54,777   $   51,669     $   391,110   $   328,138  
    Camping     7,927       8,681         37,770       37,920  
    Watercraft Recreation     7,000       9,678         36,280       48,272  
    Diving     21,350       21,829         78,932       76,732  
    Other/eliminations     78       (102 )       176       (497 )
    Total $   91,132   $   91,755     $   544,268   $   490,565  
    Operating profit (loss):          
    Fishing $   5,825   $   4,373     $   83,696   $   58,697  
    Camping     135       255         1,867       1,946  
    Watercraft Recreation     (902 )     394         (1,555 )     2,860  
    Diving     1,634       1,379         2,766       1,847  
    Other     (8,665 )     (6,477 )       (23,753 )     (19,759 )
    Total $   (1,973 ) $   (76 )   $   63,021   $   45,591  
    *Balance Sheet Information *(End of Period)       
    Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments       $   150,591   $   110,417  
    Accounts receivable, net           40,866       46,814  
    Inventories, net           88,864       79,148  
    Total current assets           285,694       240,849  
    Total assets           395,936       353,659  
    Total current liabilities           92,784       84,077  
    Total liabilities           116,739       110,655  
    Shareholders’ equity           279,197       243,004   Reported by GlobeNewswire 8 hours ago.

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    Shipyard to launch claim against ferry firm amid design row BBC Local News: Glasgow and West Scotland -- Ferguson Marine will try and claw back its extra costs on a delayed contract to build two new CalMac ferries. Reported by BBC Local News 8 hours ago.

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    The final report into the marine tragedy in which Doolin-based volunteer coastguard crew member Caitríona Lucas lost her life in 2016 is critical of safety aspects of the operation. Reported by 5 hours ago.

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    According to the report, the global plasticizers market was valued at USD 12.25 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 17.94 billion by 2024 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% between 2018 and 2024.

    New York, NY, Dec. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Market Research has published a new report titled *“Plasticizers Market by Type (Phthalates, Terephthalates, Aliphatics, Trimellitates, Polymerics, Epoxy, Phosphates, and Others) and by Application (Automotive, Cables & Wires, Flooring & Roofing Covering, Coated Fabric, Consumer Goods, Packaging, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2017–2024“*. According to the report, the global plasticizers market was valued at USD 12.25 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 17.94 billion by 2024 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% between 2018 and 2024.

    Plasticizers are additives, which are added to polymers to enhance the performance of the material owing to its properties, such as diffusivity, flexibility, stability, heat resistance, and toughness. A large amount of plasticizers is used in PVC, thus altering the performance and characteristics of PVC for different applications. The phthalate plasticizer represents about 85% of the global plasticizer market.

    *Browse through 71 Tables & 43 Figures spread over 110 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Plasticizers Market Size 2017: By Type, Share, Industry Demand, Growth, Segments, Analysis and Forecast, 2024”.*

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    Plasticizers market is likely to grow considerably in the forecast time period, owing to the increasing demand for plasticizers by the packaging, automotive, and construction industries. Additionally, the growing demand for polymers in garden hoses, water-proof roofs, swimming pool liners, and footwear is further expected to boost the plasticizers market growth globally. Besides, the growing construction industry that extensively uses plasticized polymers for making flooring and roofing cover is further expected to positively affect the plasticizers market growth. However, rising environmental regulations and the availability of substitutes might hamper this market’s growth in the near future. Alternatively, the constant product innovations and increasing R&D activities to generate bio-derived plasticizers are anticipated to create new growth opportunities in the plasticizers market during the estimated time period.

    The plasticizers market is divided based on type and application. By type, the market for plasticizers includes phthalates, terephthalates, aliphatics, trimellitates, polymerics, epoxy, phosphates, and others. The phthalates segment dominated the market and is expected to maintain its dominance in the upcoming years, due to its cost-effectiveness and easy availability, among other versatile properties. This resulted in the product being widely used in automotive, cables and wires, and flooring and roofing covering applications. Moreover, epoxy and polymerics plasticizers are expected to grow at a fast rate, due to increased product demand for construction and automotive applications. By application, the plasticizers market is segmented into automotive, cables and wires, flooring and roofing covering, coated fabric, consumer goods, packaging, and others. Increasing usage of plasticizers, especially in the automotive and cables and wires industries, is further estimated to drive this market’s growth during the forecast time period.

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    In 2017, Asia Pacific dominated the market and is expected to continue its dominance in the upcoming years as well. The regions thriving automotive industry has increased the demand for plasticizers in PVC, which is used to produce protective underbody coatings for cars. Plasticized PVC plays a vital role in enhancing the appearance and reducing wear and tear of cars. Furthermore, increasing construction activities in developing countries, such as China and India, are projected to enhance the demand for PVC cladding and roofing. Plasticizers are widely used to manufacture flexible PVC roofing membranes. Thus, these factors are likely to boost the plasticizers market in this region.

    North America is likely to be the fastest growing region, due to the presence of chemicals, packaging, and healthcare industries in the region. The surge in the application of plasticizers for producing plastic food packaging films is also projected to propel this market’s growth during the forecast time period. Additionally, plasticizers are used to make inks softer, flexible, and adherent. Plasticizers are used in inks to maintain adhesion in low temperatures, such as in frozen food packaging. In 2017, the U.S. held the largest market share, followed by Canada, and is likely to maintain its regional dominance in the near future, due to the country’s flourishing packaging industry.

    Browse the full *"Plasticizers Market by Type (Phthalates, Terephthalates, Aliphatics, Trimellitates, Polymerics, Epoxy, Phosphates, and Others) and by Application (Automotive, Cables & Wires, Flooring & Roofing Covering, Coated Fabric, Consumer Goods, Packaging, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2017–2024"* Report At

    Europe is likely to grow substantially during the forecast time period. The emerging food industry in the region is expected to fuel the demand for packaged food, thereby, propelling the usage of PVC polymer for food packaging and rising application of plasticizers in the medical industry for producing medical tubing and blood bags are expected to drive the European plasticizers market throughout the forecast timeframe.

    Latin America plasticizers market is expected to show decent growth in the upcoming years, owing to the growing demand for PVC polymers in various applications, such as automotive, packaging, and construction. In addition, the region’s growing automotive industry is projected to escalate the demand for plasticizers, which are used to produce flexible PVC for automotive components.

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    Some key players operating in the global plasticizers market include BASF, Dow Chemicals, ExxonMobil, Evonik Industries, Aekyung Petrochemical Arkema, Eastman Chemicals, Clariant International, Adeka, UPC Group, and Blue Sail Chemical Group, among others.

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    *This report segments the global plasticizers market as:*

    *Global Plasticizers Market: Type Analysis*

    · Phthalates
    · Terephthalates
    · Aliphatics
    · Trimellitates
    · Polymerics
    · Epoxy
    · Phosphates
    · Others

    *Global Plasticizers Market: Application Analysis*

    · Automotive
    · Cables & Wires
    · Flooring & Roofing covering
    · Coated Fabric
    · Consumer Goods
    · Packaging
    · Others (Toys, Tubes & Hoses, and Inks & Waxes)

    *Global Plasticizers Market: Regional Analysis*

    · North America

    · The U.S.

    · Europe

    · UK
    · France
    · Germany

    · Asia Pacific

    · China
    · Japan
    · India

    · Latin America

    · Brazil

    · The Middle East and Africa

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    Canada’s hospitality event of the year shares upcoming food and dining trends

    Toronto, Dec. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restaurants Canada has just released a carefully curated list of the top food and dining trends you can expect to see at the 2019 RC Show, Canada’s largest foodservice and hospitality trade event.

    The upcoming RC Show is leading the conversation around the true meaning of sustainability for the restaurant and hospitality industry. Recognizing that the future of foodservice is tied to the health of the planet as much as healthy profit margins, here’s a look ahead at the culinary and technological innovations coming to kitchens and menus near you:

    1. Root-to-Stem Cooking — A new trend addressing food waste has taken root. Like the nose-to-tail practice when cooking meat, root-to-stem cooking focuses on vegetables and making use of all the parts we’d typically remove and throw away. Chefs have found that ingredients like broccoli stalks and leaves, beet greens, asparagus stems, carrot tops, jackfruit cores etc. all bring unique tastes, textures and colours to a dish and are 100% edible.

    2. Restaurant Robotics — Bring on the bots! In 2019, a new generation of gizmos, gadgets, autonomous robots and artificially intelligent technologies will be making their way into our dining experiences. Innovations like the hands-free sushi-making machines from AUTEC and Sally from Chowbotics — the robot that serves customizable made-to-order salads, snacks, breakfast bowls and grain bowls — are revealing that the future is here, and the kitchen is evolving faster than ever. Expect everything from robots delivering meals, to AI providing training, to ordering systems replacing waiters and cashiers.

    3. Clean Motherless Meat — As more and more meat lovers are becoming opposed to eating animals and concerned about the impact that raising livestock has on the environment, interest is growing in innovative alternatives. Lab-grown meats, or “clean meat”, is meat grown from small samples of muscle tissue from animals like cows, pigs, chickens etc. These small samples are then combined with stem cells to multiply growth and generate large amounts of meat without having to raise and kill any animals. Companies like Memphis Meats are working to get these products to market as soon as possible, and are expected to greatly impact the world by reducing water usage, taking up less land and significantly cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

    4. Incredible Edibles — Now that Canada has become the second country to legalize recreational use of the herb nationwide, interest in cannabis is taking the country’s hospitality industry by storm. With regulations around edibles expected in 2019, new doors might be opening for chefs to introduce this green to their menus. With the potential for infusing dishes and beverages just around the corner, the possibilities are endless, and consumer expectations are high.

    5. We Sea Greens — This year, expect to see more marine greens — anything from kelp noodles and jerky to fish alternatives made from algae. Seaweeds have been found to be a natural source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, as well as being rich in minerals like zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, copper, potassium and calcium. Turns out the ocean floor is a literal breeding ground for healthy, green ingredients with unique flavours that will add diversity to menu offerings.

    6. The Plant-Based Movement — If you aren’t adventurous enough to test out lab-developed meat, you will still have a growing number of plant-based protein options in 2019. EcoIdeas Organic Jackfruit is working to bring innovative plant-based food to the mainstream with their delicious and convenient alternatives to meat dishes. With ingredients like heme and innovative products like Beyond Meat, as well as plant-based milks derived from pea protein and barley proving to be worthy animal product replacements, the future is looking greener than ever.

    7. Pretty Please, Without Sugar — Once upon a time we were fighting against fat and now another opponent is in our crosshairs — sugar. The quest for creative ways to reduce sugar and sugary counterparts continues in 2019. We will start to see chefs substituting sugar, honey and agave on their menus for equally sweet but more nutritious alternatives such as carrot, sweet potato, golden beet, butternut squash and corn.

    8. Culinary Cocktails — Forget the fruity and sweet. In 2019 we’ll be sipping on endless, refreshing blends of juiced herbs and vegetables, edible flowers, and splashes of tequila, brandy, rum or vodka. The bar industry has seen a shift in pallet from sweet to savoury. This can be attributed to the introduction of bitters and the resurgence of spirits like amaro, vermouth and sherry. The food and hospitality industry’s move to more sustainable practises can also be credited for these bar glass innovations, as chefs now have uses for the leaves and stems and veggies that aren’t quite plate perfection. Culinary cocktails have been popping up all over Canada’s finest bars and cocktail lounges. These drinks stray away from the typical tastes and work to bridge the gap between bar and kitchen by incorporating flavours and techniques used in dishes, all to provide customers with a flavourful experience from glass to plate.

    9. In and Out — Kale has officially outstayed its welcome! In 2019 you can expect to see this leafy green replaced by gut flora-friendly ingredients, such as dandelion greens — a natural prebiotic — and amaranth — a hypoallergenic grain substitute for wheat, both pushing the notion that food really is medicine. Other trends you can expect to see making their way into your dining experiences include: oat milk and other dairy alternatives, dry and hot pot cooking, more substitutions for diners with food sensitivities, creative approaches to reducing waste from single-use items, virtual restaurants and cloud-based dining, spice palettes from countries such as Kazakhstan, Tajikstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, plus edible flowers are back — and they’ll be in your water glass!

    You can check out these trends and more at the upcoming RC Show taking place from February 24-26, 2019 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto. To learn more or to register for media accreditation, please visit


    Media Contacts:
    Tianna Goguen │ 416-360-6522 │
    Lisa Raffaele │647-837-1265│


    About RC Show
    The largest foodservice and hospitality event in Canada RC Show will bring the industry together to shop,taste, learn, connect and do business. Attendees will find three days of inspiring talks, demos, workshops and competitions, on- and off- site networking and dinner events and 250,000 square feet andeight pavilions of product innovation.

    About Restaurants Canada
    Restaurants Canada (formerly CRFA) is a growing community of more than 30,000 foodservice businesses, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and suppliers. We connect our members from coast to coast, through services, research and advocacy for a strong and vibrant restaurant community. Canada’s restaurant industry is an $85 billion industry, directly employs 1.2 million Canadians, is the number one source of first jobs and serves 22 million customers every day.

    CONTACT: Marlee Wasser
    Restaurants Canada
    416-649-4254 Reported by GlobeNewswire 4 hours ago.

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    Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA ("EMGS" or the "Company") has entered into multi-client licensing agreements related to its multi-client library in Norway. These agreements represent combined revenues of approximately USD 4 million, whereof the majority of the revenue is related to late sales from the Company's existing multi-client library.

    The Company expects to recognise these revenues in the fourth quarter of 2018.

    Hege Veiseth, CFO, +47 992 16 743

    *About EMGS
    *EMGS, the marine EM market leader, uses its proprietary electromagnetic (EM) technology to support oil and gas companies in their search for offshore hydrocarbons. EMGS supports each stage in the workflow, from survey design and data acquisition to processing and interpretation. The Company's services enable the integration of EM data with seismic and other geophysical and geological information to give explorationists a clearer and more complete understanding of the subsurface. This improves exploration efficiency and reduces risks and the finding costs per barrel.

    EMGS operates on a worldwide basis with offices in Trondheim, Oslo, Houston, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Kuala Lumpur.

    For more information, visit www.emgs.comThis information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. Reported by GlobeNewswire 3 hours ago.

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    Dublin, Dec. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "2019 Intellectual Property Litigation Hourly Rate Report" report has been added to *'s* offering.The 2019 Intellectual Property Litigation Rate Report TM analyzes the hourly rates of Attorneys specializing in Copyright, Patent and Trademark Litigation from over 200 Law Firms. The Report has 6 Sections: 1) Overall Rates by Firm Revenue Groups 2) Overall Rates by Individual Firms 3) Practice Area (Copyright, Patent and Trademark) Rates by Individual Firms 4) Companies Represented and Overall Rates Billed by Their Outside Counsel.

    IP matters especially Patent litigation, representing two-thirds of all IP litigation, continue to grow annually and will continue to do so in 2019 by an estimated 5% over 2018 matters. Rates will also increase overall but with some discounting (10% or more).

    A word on the publisher's research and compilation methodology. The publisher has a research team that identifies hourly rates that are publicly disclosed. About 2,000 hourly rates per week of Attorneys and Support Staff for over 1,200 Law Firms globally are added to the database. Further research is required to connect the dots by adding detailed Attorney Profile information and linking the legal work performed to specific Clients and Client Industries.

    Through this process we are able to provide actionable data to users - Law Firms and Corporate Counsel - of the the publisher Attorney Hourly Rates and our Analytical Reports, including this one, to make important monetary decisions in terms of legal services offered and purchased. In terms of the Report, not all timekeepers will appear in every year so sometimes average rates may vary; in this case the trend line and averages over the 2014 - 2019 period are the best indicators.

    In the event that the publisher has no rates for a given field (Year or Position), an algorithm is used to estimate a rate or rates. In Sections 5 and 6, Engagement Summaries by Client and Law Firm, respectively, those averages are Blended (Total Fees divided by Total Hours for all Timekeepers).

    The publisher considers Senior Partners to be ones with 25+ years of experience from law school graduation, Partners with 24 years or less experience and Senior Associates with 5 years or more experience. Of course, those experience levels may vary by Firm but seem to work for both Large Law Firms and Middle-Market ones.

    *Key Topics Covered**Section 1:* Overall Rates by AMLAW Ranking

    *Section 2:* Overall Rates by Individual Firms by AMLAW

    *Section 3:* Practice Area Rates by Firm

    *Section 4:* Overall Rates by Company and Firms

    * Complete List of Companies Featured*· 4 Star Resolution
    · 4Front Advisors
    · A.H. Lundberg Associates
    · A4A Reseau
    · Abeinsa Holding
    · Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas
    · Ablest
    · Activision TV
    · Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    · AddOns
    · Adobe Systems Incorporated
    · Aereo
    · Aerogroup International
    · Aevoe
    · AFL Telecommunications
    · Akerman LLP
    · Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
    · ALCO Stores
    · Alex D. Moglia - Trustee
    · Alfred T. Giuliano - Trustee
    · Allen Systems Group
    · Allied Nevada Gold
    · Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
    · Ally Financial
    · ALPS South
    · Alrose Allegria
    · Alrose King David
    · Alston & Bird LLP
    · Amegy Bank
    · American Media
    · American Petroleum Institute
    · American Specialties
    · AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership
    · AMF Bowling Worldwide
    · Amicus Wind Down Corp (fka Friendly Ice Cream Corp.)
    · AMR Corporation
    · Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
    · Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.
    · AOG Entertainment
    · APP Winddown (f/k/a American Apparel)
    · Apple
    · Applied Professional Training
    · Aramid Entertainment Fund Limited
    · Arcangelo
    · Arcapita Bank
    · Arch Coal
    · Archer & Greiner, P.C.
    · Arctic Sentinel
    · Arent Fox LLP
    · Argentum Medical
    · Ari Law, P.C.
    · Ariel Quiros
    · Armstrong Teasdale LLP
    · Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
    · Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
    · ARO Liquidation (d/b/a Aeropostale)
    · ASHBA Media
    · ASHINC Corporation (f/k/a Allied Systems Holdings)
    · Ashurst LLP
    · Aspect Software Parent
    · Assessment Technologies Institute
    · AstroTurf
    · AT&T
    · Atari
    · AtheroNova Operations
    · Atif Hospitality Concepts
    · ATopTech
    · ATP Oil and Gas Corporation
    · Autoseis
    · Avaya
    · Aviva USA Corporation
    · Baker & Hostetler LLP
    · Baker Botts LLP
    · Baker McKenzie
    · Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
    · Ballard Spahr LLP
    · Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
    · Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
    · Bardia Mohaghegh
    · Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    · Bass Berry & Sims PLC
    · Beacon Power Company
    · Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
    · Berman Litigation Group
    · BIC Corporation
    · Bicent Holdings LLC
    · Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
    · Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
    · Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute
    · Blank Rome LLP
    · Blitz USA
    · Blowbar
    · BMW of North America
    · Board of Directors U.S. AP1000 Committee - Westinghouse Electric Company
    · Bobrick Washroom Equipment
    · Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP
    · Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP
    · Bonanza Creek Energy
    · Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
    · Borders Group
    · Botin Jeanswear Trading
    · BP West Coast Products
    · Bracewell LLP
    · Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
    · Bradley Legal Group, P.A.
    · Bradley R. Warren
    · Breitburn Energy Partners
    · Brent A. Caphart PLC
    · Briese Lichttechnik Vertriebs
    · Brinks Gilson & Lione
    · Broadcast Music
    · Broadstripe
    · Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
    · Brown Rudnick LLP
    · Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
    · Bryan Cave LLP
    · Buchalter Nemer
    · Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
    · Buffets Restaurants Holdings
    · Burdett Morgan Williamson & Boykin LLP
    · Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
    · Burr & Forman LLP
    · Caesars Entertainment Corporation
    · Caesars Entertainment Operating Company
    · Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    · Cal Dive International
    · Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
    · California Proton Treatment Center
    · Call & Jensen
    · Capital One
    · Cardinal Health 200
    · Cardionet
    · CareerBuilder
    · Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A.
    · Carmen D. Caruso Law Firm
    · Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
    · Cedar Rapids Lodge & Suites
    · Cengage Learning
    · Central Grocers
    · Cetera Financial Group
    · Chadbourne & Parke LLP
    · Charles A. Stanziale, Jr. - Trustee
    · CHC Group
    · Cheng Cohen
    · Chevron Corporation
    · Chicago Male Medical Clinic
    · China Central Television
    · China Fishery Group Limited (Cayman)
    · CHL
    · Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
    · Chris Martin
    · Christopher Clayton
    · Christopher J. Roberts
    · Chuo Sogo Law Office, P.C.
    · Church Street Health Management
    · Cislo & Thomas LLP
    · City of Piedmont, CA
    · City of Richmond, CA
    · City of San Antonio, Texas
    · City of West Hollywood California
    · Clark Hill PLC
    · Classmates International
    · Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    · Coach
    · Coach Am Group Holdings
    · Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, LLP
    · Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation
    · Coldwater Creek
    · Cole Schotz P.C.
    · Colgate-Palmolive Company
    · College Book Rental Company
    · Collen IP P.C.
    · ConnectEDU
    · Conwell Kirkpatrick, P.A.
    · Cooley LLP
    · Cooper & Dunham
    · Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore LLP
    · Covington & Burling LLP
    · Cozen O'Connor
    · CPC Properties
    · Craigslist
    · Crain Caton & James
    · Crowell & Moring LLP
    · Cumulus Media
    · Curtis Jackson, III
    · Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
    · Cybergun
    · Cyndra Busch
    · Cytec Industries
    · Dalmatia Import Group
    · Dan Wilson Homes
    · Dana Bostick
    · Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
    · DataLocker
    · David Harris
    · David W. Carickhoff - Trustee
    · Davidson Law Group
    · Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
    · Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    · Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    · Daytop Village Foundation
    · Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    · Deborah J. Caruso - Trustee
    · Dechert LLP
    · DeliverMed Holdings
    · Democratic Underground
    · Dentons
    · Dermalactives
    · Derrytiele F. Hippolite
    · Dex Media
    · Dex One Corporation
    · Diablo Technologies
    · Dickinson Wright LLP
    · Dilworth Paxson LLP
    · Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
    · Disney Enterprises
    · Dispensing Dynamics International
    · DLA Piper
    · DocRx Incorporated
    · Dorsey & Whitney LLC
    · Dow Lohnes PLLC
    · Downey Regional Medical Center-Hospital
    · Draw Another Circle
    · DRI Corporation
    · Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    · Dropbox
    · Duane Morris LLP
    · Durie Tangri LLP
    · Dykema Cox Smith
    · Dykema Gossett P.L.L.C.
    · Eastman Kodak Company
    · eBay
    · eComSystems
    · Edison Watson (d/b/a Impossible Ventures)
    · Effie Film
    · El Paso Children's Hospital
    · Elcom Condominium
    · Elcom Hotel & Spa
    · Electronic Arts
    · Electronic Frontier Foundation
    · Elkins PLC
    · Ellen W. Gerber
    · Ener1
    · Energy Future Holdings
    · EO Liquidating (a/k/a Eastern Outfitters)
    · Epping Hermann Fischer Patentanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
    · Equity Security Holders Committee - Old BPSUSH
    · Equity Security Holders Committee - SS Body Armor I (f/k/a Point Blank Solutions)
    · Eric M. Huebscher - Patient Care Ombudsman
    · Evergreen Solar
    · Exide Technologies
    · Exxon Mobil Corporation
    · F.C. Bloxom Company
    · Fabian VanCott
    · Facebook
    · Faegre Baker Daniels
    · Farella Braun & Martel LLP
    · Federal-Mogul Corporation
    · Fennemore Craig, P.C.
    · Fenwick & West LLP
    · Ferrellgas
    · Fiber Tower Network Service
    · FiberTower Network Services
    · Fieldfisher
    · Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Music Limited
    · Filip Technologies
    · Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
    · First American Title Insurance Company
    · Fish & Richardson PC
    · Flambeau
    · Foley & Lardner LLP
    · Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis, LLP
    · Foley Hoag LLP
    · Folts Home
    · Foulston Siefkin LLP
    · Fox Entertainment Group
    · Fox Rothschild LLP
    · Francesca Angela de la Flor
    · Fred C. Caruso - Trustee
    · Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
    · Frost Brown Todd LLC
    · Game Insight North America
    · Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
    · Garlock Sealing Technologies
    · Garvey Schubert Barer
    · Gawker Media
    · GEICO Casualty Company
    · Genentech
    · General Electric Company
    · General Wireless Operations (d/b/a RadioShack)
    · GenOn Energy
    · George L. Miller - Trustee
    · Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    · Giganews
    · Gilead Sciences
    · GNLV
    · Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
    · Goldberg Kohn
    · Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP
    · Golfsmith International Holdings
    · GoodCat
    · Goodwin Procter LLP
    · Google
    · Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
    · Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwlte GmbH
    · Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea
    · Greenberg Traurig LLP
    · Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
    · Groeb Farms
    · Groupo Rimar
    · Growcentia
    · GT Advanced Technologies
    · GulfMark Offshore
    · Hach Company
    · Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
    · Hankin Sandman & Palladino
    · Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
    · HarperCollins Publishers
    · Harsco Corporation
    · Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
    · HathiTrust
    · Hawker Beechcraft
    · Haynes and Boone, LLP
    · Healy LLC
    · HemCon Medical Technologies
    · HH Liquidation (f/k/a Haggen Holdings)
    · hhgregg
    · Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
    · Hitchcock Evert LLP
    · HM Electronics
    · HMX Acquisition
    · Hogan Lovells LLP
    · Holland & Hart LLP
    · Holland & Knight LLP
    · Home Box Office
    · Homes By Deesign
    · Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
    · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
    · Hovensa
    · Hovey Williams LLP
    · Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
    · HTC Corporation
    · Hueston Hennigan LLP
    · Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    · Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C.
    · Hunton & Williams LLP
    · Husch Blackwell LLP
    · Hydrapak
    · Hydrodynamic Industrial
    · iCap Pacific Northwest Opportunity and Income Fund
    · Ice Miller LLP
    · Ignite Restaurant Group
    · Illinois Power Generating Company
    · Illinois Tool Works
    · IM
    · Imaging US Liquidating Corporation
    · Immunology Partners (fka Cylex)
    · In2n Entertainment Group
    · Independent Film Company
    · Indirect Purchaser Class Representatives - In Re: Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation
    · Informatica Corporation
    · Insurance Services Office
    · Intelligent Verification Systems
    · Interfaith Medical Center
    · Inverness Distribution Limited
    · Irell & Manella LLP
    · Irving H. Picard - Trustee
    · Isaacson Steel
    · ITEX Corporation
    · Jackson Lewis LLP
    · Jackson Walker LLP
    · Jacobs & Burleigh LLP
    · James Chanos
    · James River Coal Company
    · James W. Giddens - Trustee
    · Jason Blum (d/b/a Blumhouse Productions)
    · Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
    · Jefferson's Franchise Management
    · Jenner & Block LLP
    · Jeoffrey L. Burtch - Trustee
    · JMO Wind Down (f/k/a Jumio)
    · John C. Hueston - Trustee
    · John Woodberry
    · Jonathan L. Flaxer - Trustee
    · Jones Day
    · Jones Walker LLP
    · Jordanelle Special Service District
    · Joseph Teixeira
    · Judson Rothschild
    · Juniper Networks
    · K&L Gates LLP
    · Kaiser Gypsum Company
    · KaloBios Pharmaceuticals
    · Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
    · Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
    · Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
    · Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
    · Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC
    · Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP
    · KeyBank National Association
    · KidsPeace
    · Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    · Kinetic Technologies
    · King & Spalding
    · Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    · Knobbe Martens
    · Kobre & Kim LLP
    · Kohler Company
    · Kohut & Kohut LLP
    · Kolesar & Leatham, Chartered
    · Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    · Kumon North America
    · Kutak Rock, LLP
    · K-V Discovery Solutions
    · Kyocera Communications
    · La Paloma Generating Company
    · La Rukico Custom Tailor
    · Lane Powell PC
    · Latham & Watkins LLP
    · Lathrop & Gage LLP
    · Lauer Enterprises
    · Law Office of Roy S. Gordet
    · Law Office of Victoria Brieant
    · Law Offices of John R. Walton
    · LD1 Group
    · LeClairRyan
    · Led Zeppelin
    · Legend Parent
    · Lehman Brothers Holdings
    · Lehr Construction
    · Leopold, Petrich & Smith PC
    · Lessard Design
    · Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    · Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
    · Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
    · LG Electronics Mobilecomm USA
    · Liberty Media Holdings
    · Life Partners Holdings
    · LightSquared
    · Lindquist & Vennum, P.L.L.P.
    · Linklaters
    · Linn Energy
    · Linzer Products
    · Littleford Day
    · LiveJournal
    · LiveLine Solutions
    · LLS America
    · Locke Lord LLP
    · Loeb & Loeb LLP
    · Logtale
    · Longview Power
    · Loop AI Labs
    · Los Angeles Employees Retirement Association
    · Louis J. Freeh - Trustee
    · Louisiana Pellets
    · Lowenstein Sandler PC
    · Luca Technologies
    · Luxul Technology
    · Lynn L. Tavenner - Trustee
    · M&G USA Corporation
    · Magnetation
    · Major League Players Association
    · Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    · Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres
    · Marian Hamprecht
    · Mark Becnel
    · Mark Calvert - Trustee
    · Martifer Aurora Solar
    · Mason Companies
    · MasterCard International Incorporated
    · Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd.
    · Maxus Energy Corporation
    · Mayer Brown LLP
    · Maynard Cronin Erickson Curran & Reiter, P.L.C.
    · McAfee & Taft PC
    · McCarter & English LLP
    · McCleskey Harriger Brazill & Graf, LLP
    · McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    · McGuireWoods LLP
    · McKool Smith, P.C.
    · McManis Faulkner
    · McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
    · Melli Yellow Pages
    · Merchant & Gould P.C.
    · Merck Eprova
    · Metro Fuel Oil
    · Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
    · MF Global Holdings
    · Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
    · Michelman & Robinson, LLP
    · Microsoft Corporation
    · MicroStrategy
    · Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
    · Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.
    · Millennium Products
    · Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
    · Milner Distribution Alliance
    · Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
    · Mitchell Barlow & Mansfield, P.C.
    · Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
    · MiTile
    · Modular Space Holdings
    · Molycorp
    · Monoprice
    · Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
    · Moore & Van Allen PLLC
    · Mophie
    · Morency Societe d'Avocats, S.E.N.C.R.L.
    · Morgan Industries
    · Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    · Morris Polich & Purdy LLP
    · Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
    · Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
    · Morrison & Foerster LLP
    · Motley Rice LLC
    · Mourant Ozannes
    · MPM Silicones
    · MSD Performance
    · MSR Hotels & Resorts
    · MSR Resort Golf Course
    · Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
    · Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP
    · NBCUniversal Media
    · NBH Bank
    · NCR Corporation
    · Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
    · Nebraska Book
    · Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
    · Nestle Waters North America
    · New Gulf Resources
    · New WEI (f/k/a Walter Energy)
    · New York Marine and General Insurance Company
    · NewPage
    · Newport Trial Group APC
    · Next Realty
    · NexTag
    · Nicholas Ranallo, Attorney at Law
    · Nike
    · Niro, Haller & Niro, Ltd.
    · Nixon Peabody LLP
    · Nobel Biocare Procera USA
    · Noranda Aluminum
    · Normark Corporation
    · Nortel Networks
    · North San Diego County Association of Realtors
    · Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
    · Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg LLP
    · Novinda
    · Novozymes BioAg
    · OCA-Greater Houston
    · Ocala Funding
    · Octane Fitness
    · Ojos Locos Sports Cantina
    · Old BPSUSH (f/k/a BPS US Holdings)
    · Old Cold
    · Old HB (fka Hostess Brands)
    · O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    · Optima Specialty Steel
    · Oracle USA
    · Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman & Siegel, P.A.
    · Orr & Reno, P.A.
    · Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    · Otologics
    · Overseas Shipholding Group
    · Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C.
    · Patriot Coal Corporation
    · Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
    · Paul D. Moore - Trustee
    · Paul Hastings LLP
    · Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    · Peabody Energy Corporation
    · Peak Web
    · Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
    · Peerless Industries
    · Penn Virginia
    · Pennfield Corporation
    · Penson Worldwide
    · Pepper Hamilton LLP
    · Perkins Coie LLP
    · Personal Communications Devices
    · Petters Company
    · Phage Pharmaceuticals
    · Phillips, Erlewine, Given & Carlin LLP
    · Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard & Moss, LLC
    · Pierce Atwood LLP
    · Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    · Pirkey Barber PLLC
    · Pittsburgh Corning
    · Plave Koch
    · Pleasant Hill Associates
    · PMGI Holdings
    · PMI Group
    · PODS Enterprises
    · Polar Electro
    · Polsinelli PC
    · Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.C.
    · Pompei Bakery
    · Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
    · Posiba
    · Powerwave Technologies
    · Practice Wealth
    · Privacy-Assured
    · Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
    · Professional Bull Riders
    · Proskauer Rose LLP
    · Protom International
    · ProvideRX of Grapevine
    · Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation
    · QFA Royalties
    · Quarles & Brady LLP
    · Quiksilver
    · Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    · Quirky
    · Ralph S. Janvey
    · Randal Pham
    · Randazza Legal Group
    · Rapaport Law Firm, PLLC
    · RCS Capital Corporation
    · RE/MAX Holdings
    · Red Lion Medical Safety
    · Reed Smith LLP
    · Reflections by Ruth
    · Relativity Fashion d/b/a M3 Relativity
    · Remenick PLLC
    · Renaissance Learning
    · RenuEn Corporation
    · Republic Airways Holdings
    · Residential Capital
    · Retired Employees Committee - Eastman Kodak Company
    · RFID Corporation
    · Richard J. Davis - Examiner
    · Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.
    · RMS Titanic
    · Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
    · Robert A. Mackenzie and Lothar Goernitz - Trustees
    · Robert D. Gordon - Receiver
    · Robert Thayer
    · Robins Kaplan LLP
    · Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
    · Rocke McLean Sbar
    · Rogelio Montes
    · Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley PC
    · Ropes & Gray LLP
    · Roshka DeWulf & Patten, P.L.C.
    · Rotech Healthcare
    · Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
    · RS Legacy Corporation (f/k/a RadioShack Corporation)
    · Runway Liquidation Holdings
    · Rutan & Tucker LLP
    · Ryan Kavanaugh - Plan Co-Proponent
    · Ryder, Lu, Mazzeo & Konieczny, LLC
    · Sakura Kyodo Law Offices
    · Samson Resources Corporation
    · Samsung Electronics
    · Samuel Evans Wyly
    · San Diego County Water Authority
    · Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
    · Saza Jeans
    · Sbarro
    · Sberbank of Russia
    · Schiff Hardin LLP
    · School Specialty
    · Schroder, Joseph & Associates, LLP
    · Searchmetrics
    · Sears Methodist Retirement System
    · Second Priority Noteholders Committee - Caesars Entertainment Operating Company
    · Select Comfort Corporation
    · Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    · SGK Ventures
    · SH 130 Concession Company
    · Shearman & Sterling LLP
    · Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA
    · Shelton R. Thomas
    · Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    · Sherman & Howard LLC
    · Sherwin Alumina Company
    · Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
    · Shoreline Energy
    · Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
    · Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
    · Sidley Austin LLP
    · Silicon Valley Law Group
    · Simplexity
    · Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    · Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    · Sky Vapors
    · SkyMall
    · Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
    · Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
    · Snell & Wilmer LLP
    · Solar Trust of America
    · Solyndra
    · Sony Music Entertainment
    · Sorenson Communications
    · Sorin CRM USA
    · Sotera Wireless
    · Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates
    · Southwest Airlines
    · Specialty Products Holding
    · Spin Media
    · Sprint Nextel Corporation
    · Sprint Solutions
    · Squire Patton Boggs
    · SRC Liquidation Company
    · Star Dynamics Corporation
    · State Fair of Virginia
    · Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
    · Stinson Leonard Street LLP
    · Stoel Rives L.L.P.
    · Stone Energy Corporation
    · Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.
    · Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    · Stuart Kane LLP
    · Sughrue Mion, PLLC
    · Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    · SunEdison
    · Suniva
    · Supap Kirtsaeng
    · SuperMedia
    · Susan Tierney Cockburn
    · Susman Godfrey LLP
    · Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
    · Tagged
    · Target Corporation
    · Tarpey Wix LLC
    · Taylor Wessing LLP
    · Technology Properties Limited
    · Ted Smith
    · Telebrands
    · Telemundo Communications Group
    · Terrance S. Daly - Receiver
    · TerreStar Corporation
    · TerreStar Networks
    · The Affinity Law Group APC
    · The American Automobile Association
    · The Budd Company
    · The Dial Corporation, a Henkel Company
    · The Flintkote Company
    · The Fuller Brush Company
    · The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
    · The Gymboree Corporation
    · The Hartford Financial Services Group
    · The Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts
    · The Matchless Metal Polish Company
    · The Roomstores of Phoenix
    · The Scotts Company
    · Theta Microelectronics
    · Thompson & Knight LLP
    · Thompson Coburn LLP
    · Thompson Hine LLP
    · THQ
    · Thru
    · TK Holdings
    · TLFO
    · T-Mobile USA
    · Tompkins, McGuire, Wachenfeld & Barry LLP
    · Torys, LLP
    · Toys ""R"" Us
    · TPP Acquisition
    · Tribune Company
    · Trident Microsystems
    · Tri-Pharma
    · Troutman Sanders LLP
    · TSAWD Holdings (a/k/a Sports Authority Holdings)
    · TSI Incorporated
    · Tucker Ellis LLP
    · UCB
    · UCI International
    · Unilever - Knorr-Nahrmittel Aktiengesellschaft
    · Unilife Corporation
    · United Automobile Workers
    · United Retail Group
    · Universal Electronics
    · Universal Remote Control
    · University Directories d/b/a The AroundCampus Group
    · Penn Virginia Corporation
    · Westinghouse Electric Company
    · 21st Century Oncology Holdings
    · Abeinsa Holding
    · Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding
    · AMR Corporation
    · Astroturf
    · Avaya
    · Boomerang Tube
    · Caesars Entertainment Operating Company
    · CJ Holding
    · Constellation Enterprises
    · Digital Domain Media Group
    · Eastman Kodak Company
    · Endicott Interconnect Technologies
    · Energy & Exploration Partners
    · Energy Conversion Devices
    · Energy XXI
    · Fresh Produce Holdings
    · Hawker Beechcraft
    · K-V Discovery Solutions
    · Lehman Brothers Holdings
    · Linn Energy
    · Magnetation
    · Molycorp
    · New Wei (f/k/a Walter Energy)
    · Nortel Networks
    · Ormet Corporation
    · Overseas Shipholding Group
    · Patriot Coal Corporation
    · Peabody Energy Corporation
    · Quicksilver Resources
    · Relativity Fashion
    · Revstone Industries
    · Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation
    · Satcon Technology Corporation
    · Sbarro
    · SIGA Technologies
    · SRC Liquidation Company
    · Sunco Liquidation
    · TK Holdings
    · UCI International
    · UPH Holdings
    · USA Discounters
    · USA Satellite & Cable
    · Vail Lake Rancho California
    · Valero Marketing and Supply Company
    · Valley Telephone Services
    · Valuepart
    · Vanguard Healthcare
    · Variety Stores
    · Varnum LLP
    · Velo Holdings
    · Velti
    · Venoco
    · Venture Corporation
    · Verso Corporation
    · Vertis Holdings
    · Viacom International
    · Videopolis SA
    · Vilcom Interactive Media
    · Vinson & Elkins LLP
    · Violin Memory
    · Vivendi
    · Volpe and Koening, P.C.
    · Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
    · VSI Liquidating (f/k/a Vertellus Specialties)
    · Vuzix
    · Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
    · Wal-Mart Stores
    · Walter Energy
    · Washington Mutual
    · Wayne Devon
    · Webber Wentzel
    · Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    · Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation
    · Wells Fargo Bank
    · Western Security Bank
    · Westinghouse Electric Company
    · White & Case LLP
    · Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P.
    · Wiley Rein LLP
    · Willi Law Firm P.C.
    · Williams & Connolly LLP
    · Williams Kastner
    · Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    · Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
    · Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
    · Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
    · Winstead PC
    · Winston & Strawn LLP
    · Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
    · Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC
    · WP Steel Venture
    · Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
    · Xilinx
    · Yana Albrecht
    · Yanmar America Corporation
    · Yarway Corporation
    · Young Basile Hanlon & MacFarlane P.C.
    · Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP
    · ZCO Liquidating Corporation
    · Zies Widerman & Malek
    · Zimmer
    · Zorro Productions
    · Zynga

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    Nobody likes the high operating costs associated with gas-guzzling SUVs or the horrid smell that results from commercial trucks and buses spewing diesel exhaust. But internal combustion engines, along with their high costs and heavy pollutants, have been both a necessity and part of our reality for decades. But times are changing. And thanks to a multi-year decline in the cost of lithium-ion batteries, aggressive policy support from governments around the world, and increased commitment from leading automakers, we finally see momentum building behind the transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles (EV). According to Bloomberg’s NEF Electric Vehicle Outlook for 2018, sales of EVs will increase from a record 1.1 million units worldwide in 2017, to 11 million in 2025, and then exploding to 30 million in 2030 as the costs to manufacture EVs fall to beneath that of internal combustion engine vehicles. Bloomberg’s EV report went to say that by 2040, 55% of all new car sales and 33% of commercial vehicles will be electric. Simply put, we’re in the first inning of a likely extended innings ball game when it comes to the transition and migration from internal combustion engines to EVs. A diversified approach Longmont, Colorado-based UQM Technologies Inc (NYSE: UQM) is a $65 million company that “develops, manufactures, and sells power dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators, electronic power controllers and fuel cell compressors for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine, and industrial markets.” In simpler terms, UQM makes motors and propulsion systems for electric vehicles. UQM isn’t a one product company, and they’re not locked into selling only within their backyard. In fact, when UQM hosted investors and analysts on its third quarter 2018 conference call, CEO Joe Mitchell made a point of highlighting the strong growth across the company’s propulsion systems, auxiliary products, and engineering services divisions, and underscoring several essential developments that relate to the company’s work in China and India. Mitchell highlighted UQM’s continued shipment of explosion-proof E-drive systems to the Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer KESHI, as well as his company’s initial deliveries of fuel cell compressor systems to several new customers. Away from China, Mitchell discussed UQM’s continued delivery of PowerPhase DT electric drivetrains to the Indian automotive giant, Ashok Leyland Ltd, as well as his company’s ongoing worth with Meritor Inc (NYSE:MTOR), Lightning Systems, and Proterra. Under the leadership of CEO Joe Mitchell, UQM is actively executing its growth plan, nurturing customer relationship in strategic areas around the globe, and laying the foundation to take advantage of what is likely to be years of growth as cities, states, and countries transition away from internal combustion engines and toward cleaner and more efficient electric vehicles. Tripped up by Trump’s tariffs Long before President Trump went to war with Chinese President Xi over his country’s trade practices, UQM signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co. (CNHTC) and Sinotruk Global Village Investment Ltd, a Hong Kong-based LLC owned by CNHTC. Now, UQM’s strategic partnership and joint venture with CNHTC was a multifaceted arrangement. Part one involved CNHTC giving UQM more than $5 million in cash for a 9.9% stake in the company. Part two, which required approval by the committee on foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS), would transfer 34% of UQM’s outstanding shares to CNHTC in exchange for a $28.3 million investment. And part three revolved around the formation of a mutually beneficial joint venture between UQM and CNHTC. Under the JV agreement, UQM was to be a 25% partner with an option to increase its ownership to 33% after the first year of operation. UQM would contribute $6 million of the venture’s $24 million cost. A seemingly steep sum for such a tiny company. But according to UQM’s management, the joint venture would have a production capacity of 50,000 E-drives and E-axles. And production of that magnitude would be HUGE for a company the size of UQM. When the joint venture was signed here’s what UQM’s CEO Joe Mitchell said about the transaction: “Our strategy for many years has been to align ourselves with a Chinese partner that would enable us to have a local manufacturing presence in China. This JV agreement gives us the opportunity to manufacture and sell our electric propulsion systems to the largest market in the world for electric vehicles.” Unfortunately, on March 5, 2018, UQM and CNHTC were forced to withdraw and abandon their application to CFIUS for investment approval when the government committee informed UQM that: “The second stage investment [the $28.3 million cash for stock swap] would likely not be approved in its current form.” Now, abandoning this JV was a blow to UQM’s business. The tiny company needed the cash and, likely, may need to sell stock (or issue debt) to raise some money over the next 12 months to further their growth initiatives. That said, the CFIUS setback isn’t a death blow, and the company appears to be taking it in stride as they work with their Chinese partners to further their business relationship. On the road to profitability When UQM Technologies reported third-quarter financial results Wednesday, October 31, what stood out was its impressive top-line revenue growth. Thanks to a surge in product sales and the addition of contract services (which didn’t exist in the year-ago period) UQM reported a 59% surge, from $2.8 million to $4.4 million, in year-over-year revenue. And while growth in the top line failed to produce a positive bottom line figure, the company appears to be on the right path. Here’s what David Rosenthal, UQM’s CFO, had to say about his company’s performance during the November 1 conference call: “Top-line results were at record levels, and we’ve achieved sales of nearly $9 million year-to-date which tops 2017’s revenue in total. The third quarter was another excellent one for UQM with record sales, including a strong service component and a positive outlook on order trends heading in 2019. We will continue to manage cash appropriately while investing in the business and ramping up production which should lead to higher margins on our path to profitability.” The biggest hurdle UQM most overcome on its path to profitability is managing its costs and margins while the business transitions from prototype work to long-term, high-volume production. Provided UQM can meet the future demand of a rocky and unpredictable EV market, it’s the jump from single unit sales to more significant, high volume orders, that should light a fire under UQM’s top and bottom line growth. An improving chart After a spectacular 250% advance from May through November in 2017, UQM has been trapped in a trading range between $1 and $1.50. But I believe the stock is building energy to break above its October 2018 $1.50 swing high and push up toward its March 2014 $3.45 swing high. Now, the most critical part of UQM’s technical development will be a close above $1.50. But I’m not interested in a single daily close above the October swing high. I want to see a weekly close above $1.50 at a bare minimum. As the stock gains acceptance above $1.50 we’ll see a near 10-year downtrend line broken, a new bull trend in shares of UQM take hold, and an upside target of $3.45 become a logical and realistic possibility. The bottom line is Joe Mitchell is making all the right moves to position UQM for long-term success in the electric vehicle revolution. At the time of publication, Bob Byrne had no positions in the stocks mentioned. Reported by Proactive Investors 3 hours ago.

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    Before boarding Marine One, President Trump stopped to talk to reporters. He announced he's nominating Heather Nauert as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and William Barr to be his attorney general. Reported by NPR 2 hours ago.

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    TOKYO (AP) — One of two crew members recovered after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off Japan's coast early Thursday is dead and five others remain missing, the U.S. military said.The Marine Corps said the other recovered... Reported by New Zealand Herald 3 hours ago.

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    Jahmar Resilard was a F/A-18 pilot with the Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 242 and was stationed on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi, Japan. Reported by CBS News 1 hour ago.

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    Outdoor recreation equipment specialist Johnson Outdoors (NASDAQ:JOUT) said the success of its fishing and diving equipment division offset the seasonally slow fiscal fourth quarter. The Racine, Wisconsin-based outdoor gear company enjoyed revenue growth for its Minn Kota, Humminbird, Scubapro, Jetboil and Eureka product lines, which lifted group sales for fiscal 2018 by 11% to $544.3 million from $490.6 million the year before. Unprecedented growth in fishing business drove record results​ However, Kayak market declines across all channels negatively impacted watercraft recreation revenue. Fishing and diving brands propelled an 11% increase in sales as operating profit grew 38% and net income rose 16% over the prior fiscal year. “Unprecedented growth in our flagship fishing business has driven record results two years in a row. Our goal is consistent bigger, better new product success like this across our entire brand portfolio,” Johnson Outdoors CEO Helen Johnson-Leipold said in a statement. “Going forward, our ability to connect with more consumers in new, more meaningful ways will enable us to fully leverage investments in digital transformation, marketing sophistication and ecommerce to enhance performance in all segments,” she added. Due to the seasonality of warm weather outdoor recreation equipment industry, the company’s fourth quarter reflected industry-wide slowing of sales and production. For the quarter ended September 2018, the company reported a loss of $2 million, or $0.49 per share on revenue of $91.1 million, primarily due to seasonality and “digital investments.” The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.05 per share on revenue of $94.9 million. Revenue fell 0.7% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Johnson Outdoors is engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of brand name outdoor equipment, diving, watercraft and marine electronics products. Shares in Johnson Outdoor toppled nearly 19% to $55.71.   Contact Uttara Choudhury at Follow her on Twitter: @UttaraProactive Reported by Proactive Investors 1 hour ago.

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    One among two team individuals recovered after two US warplanes collided and crashed off Japan’s coast is lifeless and 5 others stay lacking, the USA army have stated. The Marine Corps stated on Friday the opposite recovered team member was once in truthful situation. Each have been in an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet that collided … Reported by The News Articles 1 hour ago.

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    A man convicted of culpable homicide for killing former British Royal Marine Brett Williams during a brawl at Durban's Kings Park rugby stadium in 2013 has had his conviction overturned and replaced with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Reported by News24 10 minutes ago.

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  • 12/07/18--10:54: Ship traffic, December 8
  • Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT Crystal Serenity Los Angeles SFO Ever Living Los Angeles OAK Kota Ekspres Tauranga, New Zealand OAK MSC Julie Long Beach OAK MSC Letizia Seattle OAK NYK Apollo Los Angeles OAK President Wilson Los Angeles OAK YM Unicorn Los Angeles OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT California Highway Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico SFO CAP Palliser Lazaro Cardenas OAK Maersk Emden Vostochnyy, Russia OAK NYK Apollo Busan, South Korea OAK Swiftnes Port Unknown SCK Source: S.F. Marine Exchange Reported by SFGate 15 hours ago.

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  • 12/07/18--11:14: Ship traffic, December 9
  • Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT Hyundai Hongkong Long Beach OAK Maersk Algol Los Angeles OAK NYK Remus Seattle OAK Singapore Express Long Beach OAK YM Milestone Los Angeles OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT Asian Empire Port Hueneme, L.A. County SFO Crystal Serenity Catalina Island SFO Ever Living Tokyo OAK Kota Ekspres Seattle OAK MSC Julie Port Unknown OAK MSC Letizia Long Beach OAK President Wilson Yokohama, Japan OAK YM Unicorn Qingdao, China OAK Source: S.F. Marine Exchange Reported by SFGate 15 hours ago.

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