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    Cosmos Holdings Inc (OTCQB:COSM) announced Friday that has tapped Tom Kolefas to serve on its advisory board. Kolefas joins the international pharmaceutical company after more than 25 years spent on Wall Street’s buyside where he managed both mutual funds and institutional equities at TIAA Investments, Jennison Associates, Loomis Sayles, Mackay-Shields and Bank of New York. READ: Cosmos Holdings acquires Cosmofarm in Greece Kolefas also boasts considerable industry experience as a chemical engineer and corporate development officer at Engelhard/BASF. “Tom Kolefas brings a wealth of expertise to our company,” said Grigorios Siokas, CEO of Cosmos in a statement. “He has a track record for success in identifying value within the mid-cap space. We look forward to his contribution as we position ourselves for continued growth.” For his part, Kolefas is eager to come on board at Cosmos and advance its business efforts. READ: Cosmos Holdings focuses on Europe as it expands its global wholesale pharmaceutical business “Cosmos has a well-thought out, balanced strategy of organic growth, market share gains, new product introductions and acquisitions to capitalize on the growth in the drug, nutraceutical, vitamin and Europe-only cannabis end-markets in Europe, the U.S. and ultimately, the rest of the world," Kolefas said in a statement. Cosmos Holdings Inc. is an international pharmaceutical company that specializes in acquiring, developing, and commercializing medicines. Cosmos Holdings has offices and distribution centers in Thessaloniki, Greece & in Harlow, UK. Cosmos shares closed up 8.3% to hit $3.00 on Thursday. Contact Ellen Kelleher at ellen@proactiveinvestors.com Reported by Proactive Investors 22 minutes ago.

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    Dublin, Jan. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Q3 2018 Global Oil and Gas Discoveries Review - Pakistan Petroleum Leads with Highest Number of Discoveries" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    In Q3 2018, 33 oil and gas discoveries were made globally. Of these, 19 are conventional oil, 12 are conventional gas, and two are heavy oil. Among regions, Asia leads with 15 discoveries, followed by Africa and South America with six and five discoveries, respectively. Europe, Oceania, and the FSU had two discoveries each in the quarter. Pakistan had seven discoveries, the highest among all countries in Q3 2018.

    *Scope*

    · Count of oil and gas discoveries by key countries in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    · Count of oil and gas discoveries by key countries in 2018
    · Count of oil and gas discoveries by key operators in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    · Count of oil and gas discoveries by key operators in 2018
    · Count of oil and gas discoveries by well terrain in Q3 2018 vis-avis Q2 2018
    · Count of oil and gas discoveries by well terrain in 2018
    · Count of oil and gas discoveries by resource type in Q3 2018 visa-vis Q2 2018
    · Count of oil and gas discoveries by resource type in 2018
    · Select details about oil and gas discoveries in Q3 2018.

    *Reasons to Buy*

    · Obtain most up to date information available on the global oil and gas discoveries
    · Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong discoveries data
    · Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights on oil and gas discoveries data
    · Assess your competitor's oil and gas discoveries.

    *Key Topics Covered:*

    *1 Table of Contents*
    1.1. List of Tables
    1.2. List of Figures

    *2. Q3 2018 Global Oil and Gas Discoveries Review *
    2.1. Global Oil and Gas Discoveries in Q3 2018
    2.2. Global Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Countries
    2.2.1. Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Countries in Q3 2018 visa--vis Q2 2018
    2.2.2. Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Countries in 2018
    2.3. Global Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Operators
    2.3.1. Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Operators in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    2.3.2. Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Operators in 2018
    2.4. Global Oil and Gas Discoveries by Well Terrain
    2.4.1. Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Well Terrain in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    2.4.2. Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Well Terrain in 2018
    2.5. Global Oil and Gas Discoveries by Resource Type
    2.5.1. Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Resource Type in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    2.5.2. Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Resource Type in 2018

    *3. Global Oil and Gas Discoveries in Q3 2018 *

    *4. Appendix *

    *List of Tables*
    Table 1: Count of Global Oil and Gas Discoveries in Q3 2018
    Table 2: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Countries in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    Table 3: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Countries in 2018
    Table 4: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Operators in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    Table 5: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Operators in 2018
    Table 6: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Well Terrain in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    Table 7: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Well Terrain in 2018
    Table 8: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Resource Type in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    Table 9: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Resource Type in 2018
    Table 10: Global Oil and Gas Discoveries in Q3 2018

    *List of Figures*
    Figure 1: Global Map of Oil and Gas Discoveries in Q3 2018
    Figure 2: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Countries in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    Figure 3: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Countries in 2018
    Figure 4: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Operators in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    Figure 5: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Key Operators in 2018
    Figure 6: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Well Terrain in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    Figure 7: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Well Terrain in 2018
    Figure 8: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Resource Type in Q3 2018 vis-a-vis Q2 2018
    Figure 9: Count of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Resource Type in 2018*

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nkf388/q3_2018_global?w=12

    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

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    Related Topics: Gas, Oil Reported by GlobeNewswire 44 minutes ago.

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    Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP today announced that Bradford D. Kaufman will join Ernest L. Greer as Co-President.

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 11, 2019

    Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP today announced that Bradford D. Kaufman will join Ernest L. Greer as Co-President.

    In a joint statement, Richard A. Rosenbaum, Executive Chairman, and Brian L. Duffy, Chief Executive Officer, who together guided the firm to another record year of performance in 2018, said: “For the last 50-plus years, we have been a firm built on delivering value and satisfaction to clients, innovation, individual empowerment, respect, and collaboration, and to being one firm providing vast and growing opportunities to thousands of lawyers and staff across the country and now the globe.”

    They continued, “We are about big dreams, intense execution, and being one firm, without a headquarters, where merit is rewarded. Based on all those core values, there is no one in our firm more qualified to become our next Co-President than Brad Kaufman.”

    Kaufman, resident in the firm’s West Palm Beach office, is currently defending the key figure in the Barclay's case in London - the only major prosecution stemming from the financial crisis. Most recently, he served as a Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Greenberg Traurig and as Global Chairman of the firm's Professional Development and Integration.

    Rosenbaum added, "It is a huge positive to see Brad join Ernest Greer, a Co-President since 2016. They are quite a team. Ernest has been making a day-to-day impact in such key areas as business development, our alumni program, shareholder integration, our diversity and inclusion program, and other matters. With Ernest in his role as Co-President, and such other senior leaders as Patricia Menéndez-Cambo (Vice Chair), Lori G. Cohen (Co-Head of Litigation, the firm's largest practice area), Shari L. Heyen (Co-Head of Bankruptcy & Restructuring and Co-Managing Shareholder of Houston office), G. Michelle Ferreira (Managing Shareholder of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices), Mary Olga Lovett (Senior Vice President), and, of course, Cesar L. Alvarez, (Senior Chairman), and a number of other practice and office leaders and executive committee members, the firm's most senior leadership significantly reflects the diverse community of clients, lawyers, and staff which it serves.”

    Kaufman has been with the firm for more than 18 years, has led efforts on firmwide associate issues, as well as on shareholder elevations and on professional development and integration.

    “It is a great source of pride to have been named Co-President of our global and well-respected firm,” Kaufman said. “I look forward to continuing to influence how we as a firm, and as a profession, address the needs of clients while developing new lawyers and new methods for the efficient delivery of legal services.”

    Kaufman has tried dozens of arbitrations, regulatory proceedings, and court trials for the premiere Wall Street investment banks and broker dealers, several involving hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars. He has appeared as counsel for Morgan Stanley at the Supreme Court of the United States with co-counsel Ken Starr; has successfully represented two of the most prominent analysts on Wall Street in the fallout from widespread allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest; has defended the president of Morgan Stanley Funds in the two billion dollar term trust regulatory case before FINRA -- one of the largest contested cases a major financial firm had ever taken to hearing; and has been involved in the defense of dozens of class and derivative actions on behalf of issuers, boards, and special committees.

    In addition to having an internationally recognized legal practice, Kaufman is passionate about community service and about the future of the legal profession. To that end, Kaufman served as Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar's Vision 2016 Commission on Legal Education, a comprehensive study of the future practice of law. He has been involved in numerous not-for-profit boards in Florida and is a member of the Town of Palm Beach Retirement Board of Trustees.

    About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law. Reported by PRWeb 40 minutes ago.

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    Dublin, Jan. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Telcos' Managed Security Services Market Opportunity in Europe" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    The Managed Security Services (MSS) market size in Europe is expected to grow by a CAGR of 9.9% between 2017-2022, rising from US$24.5 billion in 2017 to US$39.3 billion in 2022.

    "Telcos' Managed Security Services Market Opportunity in Europe" a new Telecom Insider Report, provides an executive-level overview of the Managed Security Services (MSS) opportunity in Europe. It analyses key trends and delivers insights into the Managed Security Services (MSS) market opportunity for telcos.

    From a global perspective Europe is expected to maintain its place as the second largest region throughout the forecast period, expanding at a relatively strong growth rate.

    Telcos in Europe, especially in Western Europe, have a relatively well-developed Managed Security Services (MSS) offering, given their strong network management skills, cloud infrastructure and growing relationships with enterprises.

    Telcos have an inherent advantage in offering Managed Security Services (MSS). Infrastructure security services tend to be closer to a telco's traditional B2B offerings. In addition, telcos are able to leverage their in-house network security expertise, gained by managing their own telecom networks, to launch Managed Security Services (MSS) targeting different enterprise segments. Many European telcos have teamed up with global security platform vendors, software giants and other telcos to respond to the growing number of cyber security threats.

    There is potential for telcos to capitalize on the opportunity in applications security by leveraging their in-country sales channels and staff, customer relationships, and knowledge of local market dynamics. In order to gain a strategic advantage and market expertise, telcos could seek out and develop partnerships with a globally-renowned security vendor.

    *Scope*· Taxonomy and Market Context: this section provides a framework, definition, and service value of MSS in the region.
    · Telcos' MSS Market Opportunity: this section analyses the MSS market size and forecast and the MSS market opportunity for telcos in Europe.
    · Key Findings and Recommendations: this section consists of a summary of key findings and growth opportunities for telcos in the MSS market.

    *Reasons to Buy*

    · This Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination through forward-looking analysis of Europe's MSS market trends in a concise analytical format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
    · The report examines the MSS opportunities for telcos in Europe.
    · The report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
    · The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive actionable insights will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players better position to seize the growth opportunities in Europe's evolving MSS market.

    *Key Topics Covered:*

    List of Exhibits

    Executive Summary

    Section 1: Taxonomy and Market Context
    Managed Security Services (MSS) Definition
    MSS Value Chain

    Section 2: Telcos' MSS Market Opportunity
    Europe MSS Market Size in a Global Context
    Europe MSS Market Size by Vertical and Business Size
    Europe MSS Opportunity in Applications Security
    Europe MSS Opportunity in Infrastructure Security
    Europe MSS Opportunity in Cyber Security

    Section 3: Key Findings and Recommendations
    Key Findings and Recommendations
    Appendix
    Acronyms and Definitions

    * Companies Mentioned *· KPN
    · DearBytes
    · BT
    · Telefonica
    · Orange
    · Deutsche Telecom
    · Proximus
    · ION-IP

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/43tws5/europe_telcos?w=12

    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

    CONTACT:
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    Related Topics: IT Security Reported by GlobeNewswire 35 minutes ago.

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    Dublin, Jan. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Multiplay Service Market Trends in Europe" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    "Multiplay Service Market Trends in Europe" a new Telecom Insider Report, provides an executive-level overview of the multiplay market in Europe. It delivers deep qualitative and quantitative insight into the multiplay market in the region, analyzing key trends and strategies adopted by service providers.

    Western European markets have traditionally exhibited some of the highest mobile broadband penetration levels worldwide thanks to their extensive broadband infrastructure coverage and higher per capita income levels. In addition, aggressive discounted pricing adopted by most operators in the region and the inclusion of value-added services as part of multiplay bundles have also played an important role, helping to rise adoption levels historically.

    At 71.6% estimated for year-end 2018, Western Europe (WE) features the highest multiplay household penetration worldwide, followed by Americas, Asia-Pacific and Central and Eastern Europe.

    With an 88% multiplay household penetration rate estimated for year-end 2018, UK is the country with the highest multiplay household penetration in Europe. A position that it will maintain through the forecast period, with the total number of multiplay households set to grow to 26.1 million by 2023, which translates into a penetration of households of 90.9%.

    Central and Eastern Europe, meanwhile, has been lagging behind Western Europe in terms of multiplay service adoption, mainly because of its relatively low broadband penetration levels. Moving forward, however, it is expected that Russia, Central and Eastern Europe's largest multiplay market, to exhibit the regions fastest growth rate in terms of adoption.

    WE operators such as Orange and Telefonica have been investing in the expansion of their fiber-optic networks in order to deliver gigabit Internet speeds to every household. These European operators look to leverage their widespread FTTH network to drive multiplay adoption, aimed at reducing churn and improving revenue generating units (RGUs).

    *Scope*· Europe in a global context; looks at the multiplay market in a global context, focusing on penetration and service adoption trends.
    · Multiplay market in Europe; provides a detailed description of the multiplay market in Europe, looking at subscriber growth, penetration trends, and service adoption by type of package.
    · Multiplay revenue evolution in Europe; analyzes the average monthly spends on three different type of packages and revenue trends over 2018-2023.
    · Country Profiles; analyzes main ARPU and revenue trends in the Spain and the UK for the 2017-2023 period.
    · Key findings: the Insider concludes with a number of key findings for multiplay service providers in Europe.

    *Reasons to Buy*

    · This Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination of the main trends taking place Europe multiplay market, helping executives fully understand market dynamics, determine what works and what doesn't, formulate effective product development plans, and optimize resource allocation and return on investment.
    · The report includes examples on strategies adopted by multiplay service providers that illustrate the findings of the report; this will help the reader understand both the challenges confronted in the real world and the strategies employed to overcome those challenges.
    · With more than ten charts, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, to help to understand the multiplay market, analyzing key trends and strategies.

    *Key Topics Covered:*

    Executive summary

    Section 1: Europe in a global context
    Europe's demographics at a glance
    Europe in a global context

    Section 2: Multiplay market in Europe
    Multiplay market in Europe

    Section 3: Multiplay revenue evolution in Europe
    Multiplay household spend in Europe
    Multiplay service revenue evolution in Europe

    Section 4: Country profiles
    Multiplay service evolution in Spain
    Multiplay service evolution in UK

    Section 5: Key findings and recommendations

    * Companies Mentioned *· BT
    · Orange France
    · Telefonica Spain
    · Virgin Media UK

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t8nzvp/multiplay_service?w=12

    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

    CONTACT:
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    Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
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    Related Topics: Broadband Reported by GlobeNewswire 24 minutes ago.

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    Lürzer’s Grand Slam celebrates ground-breaking ideas, as well as rewarding them with real value: cash. Washington Olivetto, creative legend, will be heading the jury of Lürzer’s Grand Slam as president.

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 11, 2019

    Lürzer's Archive, the bible of advertising, is opening the doors for the second edition of Lürzer’s Grand slam: the only creative competition that rewards the best ideas with cash. Winners at the Lürzer’s Grand Slam will not be given the same old metals, but prize money.

    The second edition comes with a couple of category changes that will allow submitters more possibilities to enter work in the following categories: FILM, PRINT & OUTDOOR, DIGITAL, DIRECT & ACTIVATION, AUDIO & SOUND, PHOTOGRAPHY, CAMPAIGN.

    Real value for great ideas

    Lürzer’s Grand Slam directs 60 percent of all the entry fees to the winners: Silver winners will receive two times higher prize money than bronze winners, while gold winners will receive three times higher prize money than silver winners.

    Plus, all the entrants that submit work to Lürzer’s Grand Slam will get a free Lürzer’s Archive subscription for one year.

    Washington Olivetto (McCann Europe) is president of the jury

    Creative Consultant for McCann Europe, Washington Olivetto is not only a worldwide advertising icon, but a popular and influential Brazilian figure.

    One of the most awarded advertising men of all times, Olivetto has won more than 50 Lions in the Cannes Advertising Festival, in the Film category only. He was also the only Latin American to win a Grand Clio in 2001, with a TV spot for Época Magazine.

    He was also appointed one of the 25 key-advertising men in the world by the British Magazine Media International and was elected twice the Advertising Man of the Century by ALAP (Latin American Advertising Agencies Association) and by the Brazilian advertising news website Monitor Mercantil. In 2009, he entered the Hall of Fame of FIAP (Ibero-American Advertising Festival).

    The public recognition of his work has inspired two songs by Jorge Ben Jor, a famous and very recognised singer in Brazil, “Alô, Alô, W/Brasil” and “Engenho de Dentro”. His name was also turned into dish names at sophisticated restaurants.

    Besides the legendary Olivetto, some of the best names in the world of advertising joined Lürzer’s Grand Slam jury: JULIANA PARACENCIO (Memac Ogilvy Dubai), STEFAN GESCHKE (Grabarz & Partner), CRAIG MCINTOSH (Cossette, Canada), ADRIAN BOTAN (McCann Worldgroup), TIM HAWKEY (Area 23), RÉMI LASCAULT (La Chose), TOLGA BÜYÜKDOGANAY, JULIA ULMER (Jung von Matt), RAFAEL GIL (Y&R Brazil), GIAN CARLO LANFRANCO (L&C New York-Lima), BEN GOUGH (Above+Beyond), NICHOLAS CAPANEAR (GSW New York), ANTONIO BECHTLE (Bechtle & Milzarajs).

    To enter the competition the submissions must have been aired anytime between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018.
    The Lürzer’s Grand Slam is open for entries now: http://www.luerzersgrandslam.com

    About Lürzer’s Archive:
    Lürzer's Archive (http://www.luerzersarchive.com), the celebrated creative resource for advertising professionals worldwide, has been offering a full set of inspirational tools since 1984: Lürzer's Archive magazine, Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Specials, the Lürzer's Archive website and a wide range of apps. It was back in the early 1980s that advertising copywriter and agency owner Walter Lürzer banged his fist down on the table and resolutely shouted out to himself: "If no one's going to do it for me, I'm going to have to do it myself - for everyone!" What he was referring to, back in that dark pre-internet era, was the laborious process of hunting out and compiling advertising campaigns from around the world. In those days, there were not many ways of finding out how products and services were being advertised in, say, America, Asia, or individual European countries. The first issue of Lürzer's Archive magazine was published October 1984 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and today the title has over 150,000 readers worldwide.

    The website of Lürzer’s Archive puts the focus firmly on our principle of "curatorship of inspiration." Boasting striking graphics, the chance to view all new agency submissions, and online features designed to both inform and inspire, the website complements the prestigious magazine, which presents the most interesting new print campaigns, TV commercials and, more recently, digital designs from all over the world. Daily features on Audiovisual, Campaigns, Digital and Who's Who in the ad world, plus a weekly blog from Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Michael Weinzettl, complete the package. Reported by PRWeb 26 minutes ago.

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    College Students to Present Results at International Conference

    MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) January 11, 2019

    The Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) today announced the three finalist teams in its “Next Generation Captive Insurance Solutions for New Risk Challenges” essay contest for college risk management and insurance students, sponsored by Strategic Risk Solutions.

    The three finalist teams are:· Christian Ferrara and Charles Fisher, Appalachian State University, “Alternative Risk Solutions: Captive Insurance for Cyber and Supply Chain Risk”
    · Kayla Cecchine and Brendan Tarte, St. Joseph’s University – “Captive Insurance: An Intimate and Efficient Risk Financing Solution to Climate Change and Tax Rulings Risks”
    · Angel Song and Alana Vicale, Temple University - “Opioid Epidemic in the U.S.”

    For the CICA Essay Contest, two-person teams were asked to describe how and why a captive insurance company could be used as a cost-effective means of alternative risk financing for emerging risks and their corresponding loss exposures.

    CICA President Dan Towle said the organization was very pleased with the results. “The contest was very competitive. We received entries from students studying risk management, insurance, actuarial science, finance, and business. All these areas of study are important to preparing the next generation of captive professionals. CICA is committed to help attract new professionals to the captive industry, which is top-heavy with leadership that is approaching retirement. That is why CICA is creating new opportunities for students and young professionals to learn about captive insurance,” Towle explained.

    Finalist teams are invited to attend the CICA 2019 International Conference in Tucson, Arizona March 10-12 where they will receive cash prizes and give presentations on their essays. “Our conference sessions with students have been very popular. By involving students in the conference, it allows them to showcase their creative ideas, connect with industry leaders and get excited about career opportunities in captive insurance,” Towle said.

    The essay contest aligns with this year’s conference theme “Captives Shaping the Future” which reflects the growing opportunities for captives. With over 500 attendees, CICA’s domicile neutral status draws the perfect blend of captive owners, captive managers, risk managers, domicile regulators and service providers from around the world. Key decision makers from the captive owners attend, along with many people who are just beginning the process to form a captive.

    About the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) http://www.cicaworld.com
    CICA is the only global domicile-neutral captive insurance association. CICA is committed to providing the best source of unbiased information, knowledge and leadership for captive insurance decision makers. CICA is your advocate around the world, key to the captive industry and the resource for captive best practices.

    About Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) http://www.strategicrisks.com
    SRS is the 5th largest captive management firm in the world and the leading independently owned manager. The company has a consulting unit and strong representation in all major US captive domiciles, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman and Europe. It provides consulting, financial reporting, regulatory compliance and program management services to captive insurance companies as well as subsidiaries of commercial insurance and reinsurance companies. Reported by PRWeb 26 minutes ago.

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    Imugene Ltd (ASX:IMU) CEO Leslie Chong sat down with Proactive Investors at the 11th Annual Biotech Showcase in San Francisco. Imugene is an Australian biotechnology company with operations in the U.S. and in Europe, developing cancer immunotherapies targeting B-cell peptide vaccines. Reported by Proactive Investors 24 minutes ago.

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  • 01/11/19--07:14: AFARAK APPOINTS NEW CFO
  • 15:15 London, 17:15 Helsinki, January 11, 2019 - Afarak Group Plc ("Afarak" or "the Company")

    *AFARAK APPOINTS NEW CFO*

    Afarak announces that Mr Pedrag Kovacevic, Chief Financial Official, has left the company on January 10^th, 2019. His contract has been terminated by mutual agreement. The company extends its gratitude for the excellent job performed by Mr Kovacevic and wishes him all the best for his future career.

    The Company has appointed Mr Melvin Grima, the Group’s finance director, as CFO. Mr Grima, a Maltese national and resident has been with the Company since 2013 and has occupied senior positions within the finance function.

    Afarak’s CEO, Guy Konsbruck, said that “Melvin Grima has been with the Company for a number of years and his experience will make him an excellent successor to Mr Kovacevic. Through this appointment, Afarak is further strengthening its corporate and finance function in Malta.”

    Guy Konsbruck
    CEO

    For additional information, please contact:

    Guy Konsbruck, CEO, +356 2122 1566, guy.konsbruck@afarak.com
    Jean Paul Fabri, PR Manager, +356 2122 1566, jp.fabri@afarak.com

    Financial reports and other investor information are available on the Company's website: www.afarak.com.

    Afarak Group is a specialist alloy producer focused on delivering sustainable growth with a Speciality Alloys business in southern Europe and a FerroAlloys business in South Africa. The Company is listed on NASDAQ Helsinki (AFAGR) and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (AFRK).

    Distribution:
    NASDAQ Helsinki
    London Stock Exchange
    Main media

    www.afarak.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 14 minutes ago.

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    NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Klein Law Firm announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. If you suffered a loss you have until the lead plaintiff deadline to request that the court appoint you as lead plaintiff.        

    *GreenSky, Inc. (NASDAQGS: GSKY)*
    Class Period: Class A common shareholders who purchased shares pursuant to the IPO on or around May 23, 2018
    Lead Plaintiff Deadline: January 28, 2019

    The Offering Documents were negligently prepared and, as a result,  contained untrue statements of material facts or omitted to state other facts necessary to make the statements made not misleading, and were not  prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations governing their preparation as the Offering Documents failed to disclose: (i) that GreenSky was transitioning away from the solar power market in favor of the elective  healthcare market; (ii) foreseeable negative effects on GreenSky’s profits because of significant differences in transaction fees GreenSky charged to different classes of merchants; (iii) the primacy of the merchant mix as a  driver of GreenSky’s transaction-fee revenue; (iv) the ongoing deterioration in  GreenSky’s transaction-fee revenue, while touting GreenSky’s growth and financial performance; (v) the negative impacts of GreenSky’s changing  merchant mix on EBITDA; (vi) the markedly lower transaction fees GreenSky  charges to healthcare companies; and (vii) as a result of the foregoing, GreenSky’s Offering Documents were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

    Get additional information about the *GSKY* lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/greensky-inc-loss-submission-form?wire=3

    *Edison International (NYSE: EIX)*
    Class Period: February 23, 2016 to November 12, 2018
    Lead Plaintiff Deadline: January 15, 2019

    During the class period, Edison International allegedly made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) the Company failed to maintain electricity transmission and distribution networks in compliance with safety requirements and regulations promulgated under state law; (ii) consequently, the Company was in violation of state law and regulations; (iii) the Company’s noncompliant electricity networks created a significantly heightened risk of wildfires in California; and (iv) as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

    Get additional information about the *EIX* lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/edison-international-loss-submission-form?wire=3

    *Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE: ATUS)*
    Class Period: Pursuant and/or traceable to the June 2017 Initial Public Offering
    Lead Plaintiff Deadline: January 18, 2019

    The complaint alleges that the Offering Documents issued pursuant to the IPO failed to disclose and/or misstated material information, including that: (1) “The Altice Way” proprietary growth model previously developed in Europe and described in the Offering Documents as a means to achieve superior margin performance was falsely touting Altice’s capacity to face already existing highly competitive environments and ever-changing consumer behaviors; (2) Altice was suffering from aggressively growing competition both in Europe and the United States, directly causing negative and decelerating revenue and EBITDA growth and impacting Altice’s market share; (3) specifically, Altice was suffering from mismanaged rate events, regulatory compliance and poorly managed network and customer care both in its France and Portugal segments, thereby impacting its customer base and churn rate; (4) Altice USA could not simply replicate the “The Altice Way” in the U.S.; and (5) as a result, Altice USA’s Offering Documents were materially misleading at all relevant times. 

    Get additional information about the *ATUS* lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/altice-usa-inc-atus-loss-submission-form?wire=3

    Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. There is no cost or obligation to you. If you suffered a loss during the class period and wish to obtain additional information, please contact J. Klein, Esq. by telephone at 212-616-4899 or visit the webpages provided.

    J. Klein, Esq. represents investors and participates in securities litigations involving financial fraud throughout the nation. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

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    "It is fairly easy to put together an argument suggesting that the fundamentals surrounding the USD have worsened over the past few months," note Rabobank analysts and add: "The problem lies in the fact that the fundamentals of many of the other G10 currencies, including the EUR have also worsened."

    *Key quotes*

    "CFTC data demonstrate that going into the end of last year that the market was positioned long of USDs and short of EURs. Clearly this made the USD more vulnerable than the EUR to bad news. In the final weeks of last year there was a sharp turnaround in market expectations regarding the outlook for growth in the US economy and the likely reactions of the Fed. Market expectations of Fed tightening were dramatically pulled back and this has led to a wave of rebalancing of USD positions."

    "How much further the USD will fall vs. the EUR depends heavily on how much the market wants to rebuild EUR positions. In 2019, the EUR is faced with several hurdles. In the first instance German economic data have soured. Following the release of weak German November industrial production data earlier this week, the market is debating the chances that Europe’s largest economy could have fallen into technical recession in H2 last year. Assuming the ECB does hike rates around September this year, the market is speculating that the impact would be offset by a
    step up in TLTROs."

    "For the EUR, the likelihood that the withdrawal of ECB policy stimulus this year is likely to be extremely cautious should temper upside potential. In addition, the prospect that the forthcoming European parliamentary elections will draw focus back to populism could weigh on the EUR into the spring. We thus see the potential for the recent recovery in EUR/USD to stall in the coming weeks and see scope for the currency pair to head back into its recent range." Reported by FXstreet.com 7 hours ago.

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  • According to Tuttosport, Inter Milan could make a move for Paulo Dybala if they end up losing Mauro Icardi. There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that there’s a great deal of interest from many top clubs around Europe for Icardi, but at this moment in time, nothing appears to be concrete. Beppe Marotta, who is […]

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    Brexit paralysis has prompted talk of a British election or a second referendum but one odd side-effect could be Britons having to cast their votes for an EU parliament they had decided to leave. Reported by Reuters 6 hours ago.

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    LUG Light Factory able to showcase a new lighting product thanks to MES, Inc.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (PRWEB) January 11, 2019

    Fast sourcing turnaround by Euro Metrics Sp. z o.o. allowed a lighting manufacturer, LUG Light Factory Sp. z o.o., to showcase its new lighting product at the 2018 light + building Exhibition in Frankfurt.

    With operations located in Zelona Góra, Poland, LUG Light Factory was seeking to launch its AVENIDA line of aluminum die cast lighting parts at light + building. These aluminum parts are used for products lighting a variety of residential and public spaces, including avenues, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, promenades and residential roadways, among other applications.

    LUG chose Euro Metrics as the supplier in this project based on the company's global sourcing capabilities and its proven history of short lead times for tool building. Euro Metrics managed to deliver the first AVENIDA samples within 55 days. That allowed LUG to assemble the lighting samples it needed to launch the AVENIDA product line at the Frankfurt show.

    The AVENIDA presence at the show led directly to several orders. Euro Metrics helped LUG develop multiple faster, more efficient assembly solutions that allowed LUG to accept orders that demanded a fast turnaround and then meet those delivery deadlines.

    Headquartered in Zielona Góra, Poland, Euro Metrics is a business unity of MES, Inc. It was established to provide supply chain and inventory management services to businesses in Europe. Its parent company, MES, provides logistics and inventory management service to North American customers in the lighting, automotive, electronics, heavy equipment and agriculture industries.

    If you would like to learn more about the capabilities of Euro Metrics or discuss a specific application or supply chain need, please contact Jakub Danisz via email: jdanisz(at)mesinc.net or via phone: 0048 570 578 737. Reported by PRWeb 7 hours ago.

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    Decorative panels provide much-needed options for bathrooms, showers and wet room areas

    CLEVELAND (PRWEB) January 11, 2019

    A solution for bathrooms sure to turn heads as much for its beauty as its ability to solve tough problems, Fibo Wall Panels are now available in the United States through a partnership between Innovate Building Solutions and FiboUSA. Builders, developers, designers, architects, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) can solve tough wet room challenges with Fibo Wall Panels. These panels are perfect for bathrooms, showers, laundry rooms and kitchens.

    This contemporary high-pressure laminate panel is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. While Fibo Wall Panels are able to meet the heavy demands placed on public buildings, apartments and condominiums, they also satisfy the design needs of a homeowner renovating a small bathroom.

    “Fibo Wall Panels are the perfect solution for kitchen, bathrooms and high-impact public areas, and the quality of this product speaks for itself,” Innovate Building Solutions President Mike Foti said. “Fibo Wall Panels come in a variety of high-fashion styles, and because grout isn’t needed for installation, the cleaning hassles which come with tile are eliminated. In fact, they are so easy to clean that warm water and a clean cloth or a non-abrasive detergent is all that is required! This makes them a perfect solution for commercial and residential applications.”

    Ease of installation is a draw for both contractors and homeowners. Installation of the wall system is five times faster than tile, and can be fitted directly onto wood or steel studs or even existing walls. Backer boards, membrane, glue and grout are not necessary. The 2’ x 8’ x 3/8” thick panels simply click, lock and seal together like tongue and groove panels and one person can install them. An added guarantee for DIYers, remodelers and contractors is Fibo’s 15-year warranty.

    The cost-effective product is hygienic and instantly waterproof. Best of all, it comes in a wide variety of styles and colors. Use these panels in styles as varied as Mid-Century Modern, to Traditional, to Minimalist to Modern Farmhouse bathrooms. The Fibo collection incorporates the latest trends in tile designs, finishes and interior surfaces for walls including shabby chic, cracked cement, wood grain, tile and more. These large-format faux tile designs are available in a wide range of modern sizes – 24” x 12”, 24” x 18”, 24” x 24” and 12” x 16”.

    FiboUSA is exhibiting at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Find them at Booth SU3635.
    Innovate Building Solutions is a nationwide stocking distributor and installer of Fibo panels. They have specialists to assist homeowners, contractors, architects and designers with bathroom products. For more information on Fibo panels, visit Innovate Building Solutions at http://www.InnovateWallPanels.com.

    About Fibo System USA
    Fibo, started in 1952, combines a legacy of Scandinavian nature and style with the ability to consider limitations as a chance to innovate. Fibo has delivered hundreds of millions of square feet of wall panels for bathrooms, kitchens and other demanding wet rooms. Today, Fibo is the leading supplier of high-quality waterproof wall panel systems and can be purchased throughout Scandinavia, Northern Europe, North America and New Zealand. They’re creating interior technology for the future. Fibo believes the room of opportunity always is the most important room. Whether challenges are technical, economical or creative – Fibo will always find the smarter way to transform your wall. For more information, visit http://www.FibosystemUSA.com

    About Innovate Building Solutions
    Innovate Building Solutions is a nationwide supplier and installer of unique building materials. Their product lines include Fibo waterproof wall panels, glass block showers, custom shower pans and even glass floors, stairs and countertops. For more information, call 877-668-5888 or visit http://www.InnovateBuildingSolutions.com.

    For images, please visit our Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r7upoipo9uk5npq/AABBkanj98_LBiH2u8c2QfIWa?dl=0 Reported by PRWeb 7 hours ago.

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    Andrew Grantham, an analyst at CIBC, points out that inflation rates in the US and the Eurozone are converging and he explained that could lead to the ECB normalizing interest rates before year-end, a positive factor for EUR/USD. 

    *Key Quotes: *

    “The divergence between key core inflation measures in the EZ and US has narrowed slightly from previous extremes, thanks to a modest easing stateside and marginal pick up in Europe.”

    “That should also mean that the divergence in monetary policy can come down from extremes. After the one Fed hike that we expect this year, the US will go on hold and before year-end the ECB could have started slowly normalizing interest rates. *That will provide the next significant leg higher for the euro against the greenback.”* Reported by FXstreet.com 7 hours ago.

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    We bring you our weekly View round-up of all the opinions driving debate across Europe and further afield. Reported by euronews 5 hours ago.

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    As 2018 has come to a close, Magnovo Training Group revealed their philanthropic efforts for the year. More than 2,500 items have been donated to those in need through the charity teambuilding workshops offered by Magnovo.

    INDIANAPOLIS (PRWEB) January 11, 2019

    As 2018 has come to a close, Magnovo Training Group revealed their philanthropic efforts for the year. More than 2,500 items have been donated to those in need through the charity teambuilding workshops offered by Magnovo.

    “One of the biggest missions at Magnovo Training Group is charity, and to give back to others,” said Rob Jackson, company president. Magnovo offers a wide variety of workshop options and all are fun and educational, but also are philanthropic and give back to the community at the same time.

    In 2018, Magnovo donated:· 535 bikes;
    · 981 rescue buddies;
    · 61 individual care packages of various kinds:
    · 65 hospital helpers;
    · 235 for Mission Kids Care;
    · 310 for Mission Military Care;
    · 99 bags of food supplies; and
    · 242 wheel chairs.

    According to Jackson, the Magnovo team has worked hard over the past year and is very proud of their efforts. “I am so proud and appreciative of all of our staff and the difference Magnovo has made in so many lives this year,” he said.

    Magnovo partners with businesses and organizations of all sizes to provide various teambuilding workshops to their associates. The charity team building events not only develop a stronger and more cohesive team, but each one has a philanthropic twist — giving back through local charities and community organizations. These workshops were created with the goal of inspiring significant, positive change within organizations and communities.

    About Magnovo Training Group
    Magnovo Training Group is a professional development company dedicated to creating meeting experiences that matter with an extensive range of customized workshops, charity team building, and performance consulting throughout the Indianapolis region, as well as across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Offering workshops that focus on leadership, public speaking, and team building activities, the company features an energized group of soft-skills experts. Magnovo Training Group strives to inspire positive change for clients. Every workshop is tailored to the clients’ needs in order to create impactful, experience-based events that educate, inspire leaders, and develop teams. The company emphasizes philanthropy: each of its team building workshops contribute to the community. For more information, please visit http://www.magnovo.com. Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    All of the major tech companies are going their separate ways, making things more difficult for regulators· *Investors fell in love with a basket of stocks they called FAANG (for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) and rode those investments up a tall curve for years.*
    · *Policymakers and regulators found it convenient to paint a single big target on "the big tech platforms" as the spate of privacy- and election-related controversies since 2016 raised calls for government action.*
    · *But the closer the government looks at the companies' problems, the harder it gets to settle on any one-size-fits-all solution.*

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    For several years it has made sense, in some quarters, to lump together the tech giants — chiefly Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, sometimes also including Netflix or Microsoft. But talking about "big tech" is beginning to offer diminishing returns.

    *The big picture:* Industry insiders have always known that differences among these companies are as pronounced as their shared traits. The rest of the world is catching on.

    *Investors fell in love with a basket of stocks* they called FAANG (for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) and rode those investments up a tall curve for years.

    · But last year's volatile market put an end to the group's collective ascent.

    *Policymakers and regulators found it convenient* to paint a single big target on "the big tech platforms" as the spate of privacy- and election-related controversies since 2016 raised calls for government action.

    · But the closer the government looks at the companies' problems, the harder it gets to settle on any one-size-fits-all solution.

    *Many of these companies banded together in 2012 *for lobbying purposes as the Internet Association, and they have long shared a set of common regulatory interests in managing their platforms and services with little government oversight.

    · Other major tech companies, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Intel and Cisco, have driven lobbying priorities at another D.C. trade group, the Information Technology Industry Council.
    · But as privacy regulation of some kind looks more inevitable, their interests are more likely to diverge.
    · And other social media brands like Twitter and Snapchat aren't interested in being lumped into the "big tech" nomenclature.

    Here's how the companies are beginning to go their separate ways:

    *Apple *greeted Las Vegas's CES multitudes with a billboard that read, "What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone."

    · The message — "We won't exploit your data like our competitors"— highlighted the fault line between those companies that depend on advertising businesses, like Google and Facebook, and those that sell products, like Apple. (Amazon falls into both camps.)

    *Facebook* is a marketing juggernaut that has become the singular object of Washington's and users’ scorn, pressures that caused it to fall out with Google in a fight over an anti-trafficking bill last year.

    · Recently Facebook has indicated that it views new U.S. privacy rules as inevitable and welcomes the regulation, though it hopes to avoid a law as stringent as the EU's GDPR.

    *Google, *an information provider attached to a vast advertising mill, has avoided the brunt of the scrutiny in Washington but faces major fines and continuing investigations overseas.

    · Facing employee unrest over the company's on-again, off-again collaboration with the Defense Department on an AI project, Google has distanced itself from Pentagon work. That separates it from competitors (like Amazon and Microsoft) who have not shown the same reluctance.
    · Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Axios in an interview last month it might consider changing default privacy settings, which would also be a departure from competitors.

    *Amazon, *the pre-eminent online commerce provider with a growing chunk of the back-end internet business with Amazon Web Services, has problems at the grassroots, as it fights with local activists in New York over its plan to move into Long Island City and takes on a wave of newly empowered progressives in Congress critical of its labor policies.

    · It may also face new antitrust scrutiny in Europe and the U.S. over its promotion of house-branded products in competition with third-party sellers on its platform.

    *Netflix, *the new-model online content company — which recently pulled out of the Internet Association — just wants to become a Hollywood studio.

    · Being considered a tech company, and a tech stock, was great — until it wasn't.

    *But, but, but: *Of course these companies, and others in Silicon Valley, still share many interests in areas like immigration policy, content liability issues, copyright and more, and they will continue to band together when convenient.

    *Bottom line: *As different pressures come to bear on each of these companies, they are likely to end up taking roads that differentiate them from their competitors — and make "big tech" less useful as an idea or a category.

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