Sahara Group Commended As UNSDGF Launches New Universality Report

Sahara Group has been lauded by the UNSDGF for its unwavering commitment to spearheading private sector involvement in a global campaign to achieving the SDGs

Sahara Group is committed to pursuing the emergence of formidable PSAG platforms through which the SDG-F can partner with the Private Sector to achieve the SDGs in Nigeria.

— Tonye Cole, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Sahara Group

LAGOS, LAGOS, NIGERIA , November 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading African Energy Conglomerate, Sahara Group has been lauded by the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals Fund (UNSDGF) for its unwavering commitment to spearheading private sector involvement in driving global campaigns for achieving the SDGs.

Speaking at the launch of the new report on Universality, business and SDGs in New York, Paloma Duran, Director, UNSDGF said Sahara’s contribution to the SDGs had boosted the narrative of business being a key stakeholder in promoting sustainability initiatives.

“We truly appreciate the support and dedication from Sahara Group as well as the company’s commitment to its membership of the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) that was formed to better align public-private partnerships for sustainable development through business leaders of major companies from various industries worldwide. We are delighted to see Sahara leading the SDG charge through its various Corporate Responsibility initiatives, the Food Africa Project and midwifing platforms for private sector involvement across Africa,” said the UNSDGF Director.

Entitled ‘Universality and the SDGs: A business perspective’, the report is sequel to the maiden edition (‘Business and the United Nations: Working Together towards the Sustainable Development Goals: Framework for Action’) which set tone for private sector perspectives on how companies can address the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through collaboration.

The new report is based on a series of global workshops and dialogues with the private sector and examines some of the key issues facing businesses working to incorporate and implement the SDGs within their organization. Insight and input from over100 companies all over the globe are presented in the report, including common elements gleaned from more structured workshops held in Nigeria, Colombia, Spain, and the United States.
A case study on Sahara Group’s ‘Light Up Nigeria Challenge’ features in the report and highlights how the SDGs can be incorporated into a company’s core business activity, the crucial importance of establishing diverse partnerships to bring about sustainable and targeted change.
Working in conjunction with ENACTUS Nigeria, Sahara Groups hosts the annual ‘Light Up Nigeria Challenge’ to encourage innovation in alternative and renewable energy resources. The competition harvests projects from students from around the country showcasing alternative energy sources and innovations to help ensure sustainable electricity supply in Nigeria.

The 2015 competition, which attracted entries from 28 different schools, involved developing simple models to reduce energy production costs and encourage the use of alternative energy sources in communities, small businesses and schools. “This competition provides a national and international platform for young people to present their ideas and empowers them to make real change in their communities. It also serves to power innovation in the energy sector where the Sahara Group conducts most of its business, helping develop more efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions while contributing to sustainability,” the report stated.

In Nigeria, the PSAG has scored a huge point through the Food Africa project which mirrors how business, the UN and other stakeholders can collaborate to create a sustainable development platform.
The Food Africa Project is a collaborative initiative involving Sahara Group, UNSDGF, Roca Brothers and the Kaduna State Government, directed at empowering communities and alleviating poverty through food security. The 5- year project is an Agro-base initiative envisaged to integrate the entire food value chain – the farmer, wholesaler, retailer and consumer- providing a sustainable source of food security, poverty alleviation and eradication, skill acquisition and social inclusiveness.
The project seeks to: provide employment, eradicate poverty and empower the people – It is estimated that about 500,000 people will be impacted both directly and indirectly by the project; reduce food wastage through the recycling of food produce that do not meet the proposed standards for offtake and increasing production substantially to encourage the development of sustainable food infrastructure in Kaduna State, with initial investment in vegetables.

Sahara’s Executive Director and Co-Founder, Tonye Cole, said the company is committed to pursuing the emergence of formidable PSAG platforms through which the SDG-F can partner with the Private Sector to achieve the SDGs in Nigeria.
Cole said this would enable businesses align their operations with the 17 SDGs as well as continuously gauge their contribution to each global goal, monitoring impact and implementing new ideas to effect improvement. “Increased involvement of the Private Sector will in the long run enhance the sustainability of business as SDGs are good for business.”

The First Universality Report: http://www.sdgfund.org/sites/default/files/business-and-un/SDGF_BFP_HKSCSRI_Business_and_SDGs-Web_Version.pdf

The Second Universality Report: http://www.sdgfund.org/sites/default/files/Report-Universality-and-the-SDGs.pdf

Letter of Appreciation: http://portal.sahara-group.com/communications/Asharami%20Friday/20161115143125078_0001.pdf

Bethel Obioma
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Sahara Group’s Tonye Cole on “Why SDGs are good for Business”


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Andy Cohen Dishes with RuPaul in Live Author Talk

Andy Cohen discusses his new book “Superficial” on December 1 in Santa Monica

RuPaul interviews Andy Cohen about his latest book “Superficial.”

The stories behind Cohen’s new star-studded memoir “Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries” will be the focus of this evening event.

TV Personality Shares Gossip and Juicy Stories behind His Diaries Sequel

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Popular TV host Andy Cohen will leave tongues wagging in a conversation with fellow TV personality RuPaul at Live Talks Los Angeles on December 1, 2016, 8pm, at Barnum Hall in Santa Monica, CA. The stories behind Cohen’s new star-studded memoir "Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries" will be the focus of this evening event.

Cohen is the popular host and executive producer of “Watch What Happens: Live,” and executive producer of “The Real Housewives” franchise. He also hosts Bravo’s highly rated reunion specials. He tours nationally with Anderson Cooper on “AC2,” hosts “Then & Now with Andy Cohen” on Bravo and “Radio Andy” on Sirius XM. He has won an Emmy and two Peabody Awards for his work. The author of two New York Times bestsellers, "Most Talkative" and "The Andy Cohen Diaries," he lives in New York City with his dog Wacha. The new memoir "Superficial" (Harry Holt and Company, November 15, 2016) is a follow-up to Cohen’s 2014 bestseller "The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year."

Mixing it up with Cohen is RuPaul Charles, who was born and raised in San Diego and moved to Atlanta where he studied theatre at North Atlanta School of Performing Arts. In 1992 RuPaul achieved international fame with the hit song "Supermodel (You Better Work)" and has recorded a duet with Sir Elton John. He is a singer-songwriter of 13 solo albums including the latest "Butch Queen." His books include "Lettin’ It All Hang Out" and "Workin’ It." RuPaul has appeared in over 50 films and television sitcoms in addition to being the host of VH1’s "The RuPaul Show" and host and executive producer for Logo TV’s "RuPaul’s Drag Race," for which he won an Emmy. He currently hosts the podcast "What’s the Tee? With Michelle Visage." He splits his time between NYC and LA.

Cohen’s famous fans include the glitterati of the entertainment world. Of "The Andy Cohen Diaries," Sarah Jessica Parker asked, “I couldn’t help but wonder, ‘Is Andy Cohen… Carrie Bradshaw?’” Anderson Cooper says it is “the funniest thing I’ve read all year… " Fellow TV host Jimmy Fallon called "Diaries" “the literary equivalent of a Fresca and tequila.”

Cohen’s previous notable appearances include “Real Time with Bill Maher,” as host of NBC’s "Primetime New Year’s Eve Special," and guest editor of "Entertainment Weekly.” Among his infamous televised moments was the homecoming for Teresa “Namaste” Giudice from her stint in jail.

Event Details
Tickets can be purchased at livetalksla.org and range from $40-$75, and each purchase includes a copy of Cohen’s new memoir Superficial. For more information, contact info@livetalksla.org.

About Live Talks Los Angeles
Since 2010 Live Talks Los Angeles has presented over 200 talks featuring authors, actors, filmmakers, artists, musicians, comedians, chefs, scientists, and business thought leaders in various venues in Los Angeles. Videos and podcasts of its events are available on its website livetalksla.org.

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IT Solutions for Integrated Operating Room Global Market Analysis, Key Players, Applications, Forecasts to 2021

IT solutions for integrated operating room Global Market report highlights market research and industry analysis driven by in-depth business relevant news.

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STERIS
Tedisel Medical
SIMEON Medical
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Skytron
Merivaara

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7.1 Cerner
7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors
7.1.2 IT solutions for integrated operating room Product Type, Application and Specification
7.1.2.1 Type I
7.1.2.2 Type II
7.1.3 Cerner IT solutions for integrated operating room Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)
7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.2 Maquet
7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors
7.2.2 IT solutions for integrated operating room Product Type, Application and Specification
7.2.2.1 Type I
7.2.2.2 Type II
7.2.3 Maquet IT solutions for integrated operating room Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)
7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.3 Medtronic
7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors
7.3.2 IT solutions for integrated operating room Product Type, Application and Specification
7.3.2.1 Type I
7.3.2.2 Type II
7.3.3 Medtronic IT solutions for integrated operating room Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)
7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.4 STERIS
7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors
7.4.2 IT solutions for integrated operating room Product Type, Application and Specification
7.4.2.1 Type I
7.4.2.2 Type II
7.4.3 STERIS IT solutions for integrated operating room Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)
7.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.5 Tedisel Medical
7.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors
7.5.2 IT solutions for integrated operating room Product Type, Application and Specification
7.5.2.1 Type I
7.5.2.2 Type II
7.5.3 Tedisel Medical IT solutions for integrated operating room Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)
7.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.6 SIMEON Medical
7.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors
7.6.2 IT solutions for integrated operating room Product Type, Application and Specification
7.6.2.1 Type I
7.6.2.2 Type II
7.6.3 SIMEON Medical IT solutions for integrated operating room Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)
7.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.7 Intrasense
7.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors
7.7.2 IT solutions for integrated operating room Product Type, Application and Specification
7.7.2.1 Type I
7.7.2.2 Type II
7.7.3 Intrasense IT solutions for integrated operating room Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)
7.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.8 Klaromed
7.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors
7.8.2 IT solutions for integrated operating room Product Type, Application and Specification
7.8.2.1 Type I
7.8.2.2 Type II
7.8.3 Klaromed IT solutions for integrated operating room Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)
7.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.9 Skytron
7.9.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors
7.9.2 IT solutions for integrated operating room Product Type, Application and Specification
7.9.2.1 Type I
7.9.2.2 Type II
7.9.3 Skytron IT solutions for integrated operating room Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)
7.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview
7.10 Merivaara
7.10.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors
7.10.2 IT solutions for integrated operating room Product Type, Application and Specification
7.10.2.1 Type I
7.10.2.2 Type II
7.10.3 Merivaara IT solutions for integrated operating room Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)
7.10.4 Main Business/Business Overview

…CONTINUED

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Affinity Connextions and The Legendary Tommy Chong Award Digital Marketing Contract To Studio 420

Studio 420 will provide digital marketing for Affinity Connextions and The Legendary Tommy Chong. They plan to introduce a Medical Marijuana Rewards Card.

“Studio 420 was selected for several reasons, the most important issues to us were their excellent relationship with cannabis industry clients and their understanding of our needs.”

— Mike Sorbara – President

DENVER, COLORADO, USA, November 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Studio 420, a cannabis friendly creative agency, today announced it has been selected to provide digital marketing and social media management services for Affinity Connextions and The Legendary Tommy Chong, a Palm Beach Gardens, Florida based company that plans to introduce an exclusive Medical Marijuana Rewards Card! Affinity Connextions is taking the next step in the medical marijuana revolution. They are connecting industry leaders, the finest dispensaries, suppliers and powerful advocates to valued patients with a cannabis loyalty card program that benefits all.

“Studio 420 was selected over other competitors for several reasons,” said Mike Sorbara, President of Affinity Connextions. “The most important issues to us were their excellent relationship with cannabis industry clients and their understanding of our needs and their capability to produce the high quality of work we were looking for.”

“Affinity Connextions is an exciting partner for Studio 420 to work with,” said Kurt Whitt, Founder and CEO of Studio 420. “They are pioneers and the leader in rolling out a medical marijuana loyalty card program. Their card members will collect valuable Tokins at participating dispensaries, websites and ancillary businesses, where every dollar spent earns 1 Tokin that can be redeemed online for merchandise in the Affinity Connextions Rewards Catalog. I am excited they have selected Studio 420 for their digital marketing campaign, and I am confident they made the right choice.”

About Studio 420
Studio 420 is a world-class cannabis friendly creative agency dedicated to your success. As an celebrity, investor, grower, marijuana consultant, high-profile dispensary, lab, retailer, club, directory, or association, YOU are the backbone of this growing industry. Through smart use of the latest in design technologies and cannabis marketing strategies, we bring your cannabusiness to the forefront and help make you a key player in the marketplace.

Studio 420 is a subsidiary of Planet Media, a privately held Limited Liability Corporation, incorporated in the State of Colorado. The company was established in 1999 in Mountain View, California and founded by Kurt Whitt, a Silicon Valley business executive with over 25 years of experience in Internet and web based businesses, interactive television, new media, broadcast and broadband communications.

For additional information on Studio 420 or Affinity Connextions, please connect with them at the following contact details.

Studio 420 – A Planet Media Company
RiNo Art District
3515 Ringsby Court, Suite 133
Denver, CO 80216
720-279-1289 – Studio
ideas@420digitalstudio.com
www.420digitalstudio.com

About Affinity Connextions
Affinity Connextions and The Legendary Tommy Chong have come together to introduce a new and exclusive MMJ Loyalty card. The Tommy Chong Card will allow participating Retailers and Dispensaries to reward patients and consumers for their continued patronage. Members will collect valuable “Tokins”, which can be redeemed online for merchandise, or donated to participating charities. Retailers and Dispensaries who join the program, will see increases in traffic as members are driven to their location via the Affinity Connnextions website.

Affinity Connextions is a product of Encentive Concepts LLC and is managed by loyalty experts with 60+ years of combined experience. This includes an extensive background in Petroleum, Hospitality, Consumer Packaged Goods, Traditional Retail and Online Retail sectors.

Affinity Connextions
3450 Northlake Blvd.,Suite 203
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403
416-671-2424 – Office
www.affinityconnextions.com

Kurt Whitt
Studio 420 – A Cannabis Friendly Creative Agency
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Holiday Travel – Reducing Risk of In-Flight Medical Problems



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Tips for reducing risk of in-flight medical problems + Smartphone App Available for Physicians Volunteering on In-Flight Medical Events

Many in-flight medical events occur when a traveler has a serious medical condition that is aggravated by airline travel."

— Dr. Raymond E. Bertino

PEORIA, IL, US, November 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Peoria, IL, November 21, 2016 – An estimated 44,000 in-flight medical events occur worldwide on commercial airlines each year – totaling approximately 120 events per day.* Holiday travelers can take steps to reduce the risk that they will experience a problem with their own health during their flights.

“Many in-flight medical events occur when a traveler has a serious medical condition that is aggravated by airline travel,” explained Dr. Raymond E. Bertino, Clinical Professor of Radiology and Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and lead developer of airRx, the only smartphone app to prepare and help physicians volunteering to assist fellow travelers experiencing a medical event. “If you have a serious illness, check with your doctor to be sure air travel does not pose an increased risk.”

If a medical event does occur, initial emergency evaluation and medical care are often provided by a physician volunteer on the flight. Now, physicians who volunteer to help a sick traveler can use airRx to access 23 scenarios of the most common medical emergencies, with concise treatment algorithms and quick reference information to help evaluate and treat the patient.

Other tips for reducing the risk of travelers’ experiencing medical problems while in flight include:
1. Pack any medications you need in your carry-on and be sure they are clearly labeled, along with any medication allergies you may have.
2. Stay hydrated.
3. Make sure you are rested for flights and don’t assume you can catch up on your sleep while in flight.
4. Reduce the risk of blood clots by leaving your seat every couple of hours when the seat belt sign is off.
5. Don’t take sleep medications if you are also consuming alcohol while in flight.
6. Stay calm and don’t let travel delays or other problems stress you out.

“Staying hydrated is essential, especially on long flights,” continued Dr. Bertino. “I myself experienced a medical event while traveling because I neglected to follow that simple advice.”

Dr. Bertino led a team of experts in aerospace medicine, emergency medicine and ground support to develop airRx. With no formal physician training provided in medical school for handling in-flight events, airRx is designed to bridge the knowledge gap, providing a real-time checklist and quick reference handbook to improve the way that emergent medical situations in the air are addressed. airRx is provided by a non-profit organization and available for full use in Airplane mode after being downloaded from either the Apple App Store or Android Google Play for $4.99. (www.airrxmedical.com)

* Peterson et al., Outcomes of Medical Emergencies on Commercial Airline Flights, New England Journal of Medicine 2013;368:2075-83.(Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)

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New HPI valuations service drives up consumer knowledge on car values



Fernando Garcia,consumer director at hpi

Automotive expert HPI has launched one of the most accurate vehicles valuations tools on the market.

The new valuations service will help motorists understand the true cost of a vehicle and empower them to get the best deal.We believe this to be one of the most accurate vehicle valuations available.

— Fernando Garcia, Consumer Director at HPI,

LEEDS, UNITED KINGTON, November 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Automotive expert HPI is giving motorists access to tools previously only available to the motor trade with the launch of a new online vehicle valuations service.

The service gives consumers the ability to buy and sell cars with utmost confidence offering them the inside view on the total cost of ownership of a vehicle during its lifespan along with precise depreciation figures. The service provides one of the most accurate vehicle values available in the UK.

The hpi valuations tool – hpivaluations.com – is aimed at consumers buying and selling cars in the used car market and minimises the risks that can see consumers paying over the odds or not getting the best asking price.

Users get a valuation by simply inputting the car registration number. Valuations are available for cars and LCVs.

Fernando Garcia, Consumer Director at HPI, said: “The new valuations service will help motorists understand the true cost of a vehicle and empower them to get the best deal. We believe this to be one of the most accurate vehicle valuation service available to UK consumers, which makes HPI Valuations an essential tool for those buying and selling a used car.

“It’s not just about the asking price; it’s equally important to know how well the car will hold its value and just how much it will cost the owner to run over the years. Understanding the true value of a vehicle before buying or selling offers financial protection as well as peace of mind, ensuring consumers don’t undersell their car or pay out more than they should for a new one.”

The product itself is free to use and provides four market valuations, within specified price ranges:
Price at new – the original price of the car when it was brand new
Private sale – how much a consumer can expect to buy from or sell to a private individual
Trade-in value – the amount a dealer would offer for a part exchange with another car with condition adjustments for vehicles in poor, average and excellent condition
Forecourt price – how much a consumer might expect to pay a dealer

A premium valuation is available for £2.95. It includes all of the free valuations, together with future values (depreciation) available for cars up to 5 years old, and past values (depreciation) on all cars (where valuations are available), up to 9 years old. It also adds total cost of ownership – running costs including fuel, tax, insurance, service and maintenance and the exact trade-in value.

Added Fernando Garcia: “We have more than 30 years’ experience supplying valuations to the motoring trade, and now consumers can have the same confidence and peace of mind. The data used to compile the valuations is based on the latest reliable market information generated by genuine market experts.

"From motor dealers and car manufacturers to insurers, lenders and car hire firms, a significant number of those employed in the automotive industry rely on and trust the accuracy of our valuations. Consumers now have easy access to the same reliable and credible data resource, providing complete peace of mind and reassurance when buying or selling a car."

To try out the service and get a free valuation, users should visit http://www.hpivaluations.com

A premium valuation is included in an HPI Check at no extra cost. HPI recommends performing an hpi check in addition to any valuation. hpi checks reveal some shocking statistics that can affect the value of a car including 760 cars per day are identified as write-offs; 470 cars are found to have mileage discrepancies on a daily basis; it’s not always possible to identify issues with the naked eye.

ENDS

Notes to editors:

Pictured: Fernando Garcia, Consumer Director at HPI

cap hpi helps users make smarter automotive decisions by providing one source for data and software solutions that uniquely span the whole vehicle lifecycle; new, used and future vehicle valuation, validation, collision, mechanical repair and total cost of ownership.

cap hpi puts technology at the centre of all data activities, from collection and processing, through to delivery and the development of new applications.
It operates from an international hub in the UK; that ensures its systems, coding, data collection processes, and valuation methodologies are consistent, scalable, repeatable and of the highest quality for every country.
cap hpi operates as part of Solera, a global provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace. Solera is active in over 80 countries across six continents.

For more information contact Nathan Lane on 07447 921654/ nathan@campfirepr.com or Terry Gilligan on 07770 703541 / terry@campfirepr.com

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Le Macaron French Pastries St. Augustine Reopens after Hurricane Matthew

“We thought we had lost everything after the hurricane hit, and it was heartbreaking to see all of our work wiped out that quickly,”

— Sabine Juskowiak

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA, USA, November 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Le Macaron French Pastries, a Florida-based French pastry concept, has announced the reopening of the St. Augustine, Florida, franchise location at 8 Cathedral Place.

The company’s owner, Sabine Juskowiak, relocated to St. Augustine from Chamonix, France in August 2016 to open a Le Macaron French Pastries franchise. On October 8, just two months into the launch of the business, Hurricane Matthew devastated portions of the southeastern United States, including St. Augustine.

“We thought we had lost everything after the hurricane hit, and it was heartbreaking to see all of our work wiped out that quickly,” said Juskowiak. In addition to the support of the Le Macaron French Pastries company, St. Augustine residents reached out to Juskowiak to offer assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. “We owe a huge thank you to the St. Augustine community for their support and motivation to get the store back up and running. Many people came to us to offer help, and that shows the kindness of the community.”

To give back to St. Augustine during the devastation, Juskowiak and her Le Macaron French Pastries team shared macarons with first responders and community members. “We wanted to give back, and our delicious products helped brighten everyone’s days as we all worked to recover.”

Le Macaron French Pastries is a franchise pastry shop that creates an elegant cafe experience, with all the charms of a traditional patisserie. The St. Augustine community has embraced the authentic French macarons, delicious pastries and coffees, and warm atmosphere of the shop. Because of this, a new shop has opened at 130 St. George Street, offering the unique ambiance and exquisite products that are available for dine-in, carryout, and catering for special events.

Visit the St. Augustine shop’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/macaronStaugustine), call 407-800-6379, or email lemacaronsaintaugustine@gmail.com.

More information:
Launched in 2009, Sarasota, Florida-based Le Macaron French Pastries is a franchised French pastry concept creating an elegant cafe ambiance with the charms of a traditional patisserie. Customers enjoy a sophisticated product selection, featuring handcrafted French macarons made from the finest ingredients. Franchise owners convert 800 to 1,000 square feet of commercial space into modern, attractive boutiques with the help of a streamlined business model and guidance from an experienced franchise support team. Named one of Entrepreneur’s 2016 Top New Franchises, Le Macaron French Pastries has grown to more than 40 locations. The franchise brand continues to seek interested owner-operators as it prepares to expand throughout the United States. Inc. magazine ranked Le Macaron French Pastries No. 1476 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

For more information about the Le Macaron French Pastries franchise opportunity, visit http://www.lemacaron-us.com/franchising-available/.

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The Ranch Broker Recalls Fond Memories of Thanksgivings on the H.W. Lewis Family Ranch

A Lewis Family Thanksgiving at the Ranch. That’s me at the far left.

Even when the food is excellent, it’s never exactly Grandma’s dressing.

The best times were when Granddad wanted to go hunting with us.

Lem Lewis offers a slice of genuine Americana; childhood memories growing up on his family ranch in the Texas Hill Country

What price could I put on my Thanksgiving ranch memories?

— Lem Lewis

BLANCO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ranch Thanksgivings are special Thanksgivings that create lifelong memories, especially for children.

That’s the message of Lem Lewis’s latest blog post at TheRanchBroker.com, where the fourth-generation rancher shares his fondest childhood memories growing up on the H.W. Lewis family ranch in Leakey, Texas.

“Ranching instills a love of country and an appreciation of our abundant and beautiful land like no other lifestyle I know,” writes Lem. “If I could, I would wish my upbringing on every boy and girl in America.”

Lem’s great grandfather bought the family ranch in Texas Hill Country in the late 1920s – about 100 miles from San Antonio – and Lem and his two siblings were raised there.

At Thanksgiving each year, Lem’s grandparents – along with aunts, uncles, and cousins – would pack their bags and join in the holiday festivities, staying at the ranch lodge.

“My mom and grandmother would cook for days ahead of time,” Lem recalls, while the children would “run off into the woods and do stupid things, like playing with snakes and jumping out of trees.”

[To Read Lem’s full blog post, “Spending Thanksgivings on the H.W. Lewis Ranch: Grandma Always Made the Turkey Dressing,” visit http://tinyurl.com/LemLewisBlog03 .]

Of all the Thanksgiving season activities that Lem recounts, the most memorable were going into the wild to hunt deer.

“We not only hunted deer, we also shared family folklore – passed from one generation to the next – of great deer hunts past,” Lem writes. “The best times were when Granddad wanted to go hunting with us, and Grandma would let him.”

Today, Lem is one of the top full-service ranch brokers in Texas. His company, The Ranch Broker, offers both buyers and sellers more than three decades of experience.

Writes Lem:

“As an adult, I’ve become an expert at ranch valuations, negotiating, studying investment returns, and deciphering complex and often arcane real estate deeds.

“But as a kid none of that mattered, nor should it matter to those today who can comprehend the priceless experience of raising kids – or even just spending quality time – on a family-owned ranch.

What price could I put on my Thanksgiving ranch memories? How much was it worth just being out in the woods with my siblings and cousins and having the freedom to explore and entertain ourselves, and use our imagination?”

In an effort to explain to non-ranchers what they’re missing, Lem recently created a series of Twitter graphics and posts, titled “99 Reasons We Love Ranching – What’s Yours?” The posts, which run daily on his Twitter account at http://twitter.com/theranchbroker, showcase just some of the many reasons that Lem, himself, loves ranching, as well as reasons that his loyal clients have shared with him over the years. “Thanksgiving” is Lem’s Reason #88.

Lem also serves as host of the popular “Ask Lem” video series that provides ranch buyers and sellers answers to some of the most common ranch-related real estate questions. Each “Ask Lem” video runs about two minutes in length, and is available on YouTube at http://tinyurl.com/LemLewisVideos as well as from http://TheRanchBroker.com. 

Later this year, Lem will launch RANCHCAST with LEM LEWIS, informative podcasts that showcase the vital contributions that ranchers make to our nation’s economy and food supply. Watch for full details on Lem’s website at: http://TheRanchBroker.com.

If you’re considering a ranch purchase, or to delve into any ranch-related subject, contact Lem by phone (210-275-3551) or email (theranchbroker@gmail.com).

Lem Lewis
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VFW Post 1093 And Ipswich Public Library Announce Pearl Harbor Remembrance And Info Event



VFW Post 1093 Pearl Harbor Event Details

Ipswich, MA VFW Post and the Ipswich Public Library are co-sponsoring a lecture & reminiscence to memorialize the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor

IPSWICH, MA, USA, November 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — “A day that will live in infamy” and which still lives vividly in the memories of surviving World War II veterans; December 7th, 2016 will be the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

VFW Post 1093 announced today it will cosponsor a special memorial event with the Ipswich Public Library. Bob Farley, a historian and Post 1093 member will present a talk “The Attack on Pearl Harbor – 75th Retrospective.” The presentation will be held at the Ipswich Public Library on Wednesday, December 7th at 5:45 pm. The entire Ipswich and surrounding community is invited to attend.

The event will feature Farley’s presentation which will recap the events of December 7th, 1941 followed by an opportunity for North Shore residents who were assigned to Pearl Harbor or who participated in the resulting pacific campaigns to share their memories, thoughts and insights. Guest of honor will be Reyno Giallongo of Beverly who was an Army anti-aircraft gunner at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day.

Speaker Bob Farley explains the goal. “I’ve always been fascinated by the momentous events that occurred at Pearl Harbor – events that I remember clearly even though I was only a young boy of 8. As an engineer I look forward to explaining the events. As a combat veteran myself, I’m particularly eager to hear from WWII veterans who can join us. I know their comments will be captivating.”

Ipswich Public Library Director Patty DiTullio concurred. “During WWII roughly 20% of the Ipswich population went overseas. The war had a formative impact on the town, just as it did on the world. Pearl Harbor, while a single battle, was clearly one of the most significant events, and we’re so pleased to host this community event on this important day in the history of the world, our country and the Town of Ipswich.”

Survivors of the Pearl Harbor attacks, and veterans of the ensuing Pacific campaigns are especially invited to attend – and to speak during the open reminiscences portion of the program.

The event will be held on December 7th at 5:45 PM in the Collins Room of the Ipswich Public Library at 25 North Main Street. Refreshments will be served.

About VFW Post 1093: Founded in 1946, VFW Post 1093 active members live in Ipswich and a number of towns on the North Shore while participating members live throughout the US. We are a charter member of the North Shore Veterans Collaborative, and our membership includes veterans of most conflicts since WWII. The NSVC and our community participation is built on a unique partnership with the YMCA of the Northshore. The VFW is physically co-located with the Ipswich Family YMCA and energetically innovates programs to support the Ipswich community as well as veterans and their families in New England and beyond. Our members joined the military for the opportunity to serve, and they join our post to continue that service in meaningful ways and to foster the comradeship which so many cherished during their time in the service. New members are welcome.

About The Ipswich Public Library: The Ipswich Public Library is a vital resource for ideas, information and recreation for all members of the community. The mission of the Ipswich Public Library is to provide information on topics of interest to the community and guidance in how to use and evaluate information sources; to promote learning and personal growth throughout life; to support the enjoyment of reading for pleasure as well as work and school; to preserve and make available for study the historical record of the Town of Ipswich.

Ed Marsh
VFW Post 1093
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Healthcare Biometrics 2016 Global Market Share,Growth,Trends & Forecast to 2021

WiseGuyReports.Com Publish a New Market Research Report On – “Healthcare Biometrics 2016 Global Market Share,Growth,Trends & Forecast to 2021”.

PUNE, INDIA, November 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people's physical and behavioral characteristics. The technology is mainly used for identification and access control, or for identifying individuals that are under surveillance. The basic premise of biometric authentication is that everyone is unique and an individual can be identified by his or her intrinsic physical or behavioral traits.e.)

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This report focuses on the Healthcare Biometrics in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.

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Market Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers
3M Cogent Inc, BIO-key International, Fujitsu Limited, Superma Inc, Cenmetrix, HID Global, Hitachi, Integrated Biometrics, IriTech, LaserLock,

Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers
North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)
Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
South America, Middle East and Africa

Market Segment by Type, covers
Face Recognition
Iris Recognition
Voice Recognition
Fingerprint Recognition

Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into
Logical Access Control
Physical Access Control
Transaction Authentication

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Global Healthcare Biometrics Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2021
1 Market Overview
1.1 Healthcare Biometrics Introduction
1.2 Market Analysis by Type
1.2.1 Face Recognition
1.2.2 Iris Recognition
1.2.3 Voice Recognition
1.2.4 Fingerprint Recognition
1.2.5 Other
1.3 Market Analysis by Applications
1.3.1 Logical Access Control
1.3.2 Physical Access Control
1.3.3 Transaction Authentication
1.4 Market Analysis by Regions
1.4.1 North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)
1.4.1.1 USA
1.4.1.2 Canada
1.4.1.3 Mexico
1.4.2 Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
1.4.2.1 Germany
1.4.2.2 France
1.4.2.3 UK
1.4.2.4 Russia
1.4.2.5 Italy
1.4.3 Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
1.4.3.1 China
1.4.3.2 Japan
1.4.3.3 Korea
1.4.3.4 India
1.4.3.5 Southeast Asia
1.4.4 South America, Middle East and Africa
1.4.4.1 Brazil
1.4.4.2 Egypt
1.4.4.3 Saudi Arabia
1.4.4.4 South Africa
1.4.4.5 Nigeria
1.5 Market Dynamics
1.5.1 Market Opportunities
1.5.2 Market Risk
1.5.3 Market Driving Force

2 Manufacturers Profiles
2.1 3M Cogent Inc
2.1.1 Business Overview
2.1.2 Healthcare Biometrics Information
2.1.3 3M Cogent Inc Healthcare Biometrics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share
2.2 BIO-key International
2.2.1 Business Overview
2.2.2 Healthcare Biometrics Information
2.2.3 BIO-key International Healthcare Biometrics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share
2.3 Fujitsu Limited
2.3.1 Business Overview
2.3.2 Healthcare Biometrics Information
2.3.3 Fujitsu Limited Healthcare Biometrics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share
2.4 Superma Inc
2.4.1 Business Overview
2.4.2 Healthcare Biometrics Information
2.4.3 Superma Inc Healthcare Biometrics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share
2.5 Cenmetrix
2.5.1 Business Overview
2.5.2 Healthcare Biometrics Information
2.5.3 Cenmetrix Healthcare Biometrics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share
2.6 HID Global
2.6.1 Business Overview
2.6.2 Healthcare Biometrics Information
2.6.3 HID Global Healthcare Biometrics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share
2.7 Hitachi
2.7.1 Business Overview
2.7.2 Healthcare Biometrics Information
2.7.3 Hitachi Healthcare Biometrics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share
2.8 Integrated Biometrics
2.8.1 Business Overview
2.8.2 Healthcare Biometrics Information
2.8.3 Integrated Biometrics Healthcare Biometrics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share
2.9 IriTech
2.9.1 Business Overview
2.9.2 Healthcare Biometrics Information
2.9.3 IriTech Healthcare Biometrics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share
2.10 LaserLock
2.10.1 Business Overview
2.10.2 Healthcare Biometrics Information
2.10.3 LaserLock Healthcare Biometrics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share

3 Global Healthcare Biometrics Market Competition, by Manufacturer
3.1 Global Healthcare Biometrics Sales and Market Share by Manufacturer
3.2 Global Healthcare Biometrics Revenue and Market Share by Manufacturer
3.3 Market Concentration Rate
3.3.1 Top 3 Healthcare Biometrics Manufacturer Market Share
3.3.2 Top 6 Healthcare Biometrics Manufacturer Market Share
3.4 Market Competition Trend

4 Global Healthcare Biometrics Market Analysis by Regions
4.1 Global Healthcare Biometrics Sales, Revenue and Market Share by Regions
4.1.1 Global Healthcare Biometrics Sales by Regions (2011-2016)
4.1.2 Global Healthcare Biometrics Revenue by Regions (2011-2016)
4.2 North America Healthcare Biometrics Sales and Growth (2011-2016)
4.3 Europe Healthcare Biometrics Sales and Growth (2011-2016)
4.4 Asia-Pacific Healthcare Biometrics Sales and Growth (2011-2016)
4.5 South America Healthcare Biometrics Sales and Growth (2011-2016)
4.6 Middle East and Africa Healthcare Biometrics Sales and Growth (2011-2016)

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