Downstream 2019: Advisory Board of Major Downstream Executives Meeting in Houston to Discuss Rising Workforce Demands

The group of leaders from across the spectrum of capital projects, reliability, maintenance & process engineering will be at a meeting in Houston November 12

Our 3-month research phase for Downstream 2019 generated several key themes – all of which will be covered on June 11-12 2019 in Houston at the world’s premier event for the Downstream industry”

— Kerr Jeferies

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2018 / — November 8 2018
Advisory Board of Major Downstream Executives Meeting in Houston to Discuss Meeting Rising Workforce Demands

With more than 80% of project, site and maintenance executives researched ahead of Downstream 2019 citing ‘resourcing’ as their most immediate challenge when running capital projects, site operations and maintenance, it’s clear that more attention needs to be given to problem than ever before.
For the industry to act, first it will be critical to align key definitions and best practice in learning & development, talent acquisition and future skills sustainability.
That’s why Petrochemical Update has decided to make the critical issue of ‘workforce development’ a cornerstone not only of the Downstream 2019 program, but also central to the work of the full conference advisory board.
This group of business leaders from across the spectrum of capital projects, reliability, maintenance & process engineering will be at an invite-only meeting in Houston on November 12 to reflect on the challenge and offer invaluable peer insights with a view to overcoming this major challenge.
A select group of 50 executives will be joining us for the afternoon, including:

VP Petrochemicals Audobon
Project Operations Lead Bechtel
LNG Plant Services Manager Bechtel
PRC Digital Strategy Analyst Chevron
VP Technical Site Management Covestro
Global EPC Contract Manager Dow Chemical
DFRAM Global Expertise Leader Dow Chemical
Senior Project Manager DowDuPont
Global Director of Construction Execution Fluor
VP Projects Freeport LNG
Senior Procurement Specialist INEOS
VP & General Manager Petroleum & Chemicals Jacobs
SVP Strategy & Business Development Jacobs
VP Downstream Kiewit
Global Manager – Performance Improvement LyondellBasell
President Sandpiper Chemicals
IT Innovation Lead Shell New Energies

The meeting will take place over the afternoon of November 12. In a presentation to the Advisory Board, Peter Beard (SVP Workforce Development, Greater Houston Partnership) will explore the critical resource needs in the petrochemicals industry to better measure workforce availability stresses over the next five years. Moreover, what needs to be done to overcome corporate barriers and respond to the urgency of the gap between resource need and projected capacity.

Attendees will then join roundtable sessions which will first agree on a definition of the ‘workforce equation’. Does every company treat each issue the same? Where are the gaps? Each table will share best practice on one of the key areas (talent acquisition, learning & development and future skills needs) and one success story (How are we meeting the challenge now? Technology, modularization/prefab, training etc). Each table will also come up with one ‘blue sky’ solution and discuss strategies to address urgency at the executive level. Petchem-Update will note and produce a paper on the shared learnings.

Kerr Jeferies, Project Director for Downstream 2019 said: ‘Our 3-month research phase for Downstream 2019 generated several key themes – all of which will be covered on June 11-12 2019 in Houston at the world’s premier event for the Downstream industry. However, at this Advisory Board meeting, we are focusing on an issue of rapidly rising importance for the whole value chain so that we may uncover vital lessons learned and new practices for responding to critical project and workforce resourcing challenges; the opportunities of talent acquisition and availability, learning & development, resource/skills shortages, workforce sustainability, project competitiveness, labor quality and project safety.
This invite-only meeting is a chance for top executives to explore these issues in depth, and we will be publishing a whitepaper of findings and recommendations aimed at senior executives in the downstream industry as a result’.

Downstream 2019 (June 11-12, Houston, Texas) will be on a scale never seen before, bringing together 10,000 exhibition visitors, 3,000+ conference attendees and more than 350+ trade booths. Also, at the Advisory Board Meeting, the event organizers will provide a critical overview of how this scale will be possible and speak to the core themes of content generated in the 3-month program research phase.

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Arecont Vision Costar Adds Brian White to Grow Great Lakes Sales Region Coverage

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Brian White joins Arecont Vision Costar for US Great Lakes Region

Experienced senior sales leader Brian White to support customers and partners in key US Great Lakes region for Arecont Vision Costar

Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:CTSI)

Brian brings nearly two decades of senior-level sales experience in security and cloud computing to our customers in the Great Lakes”

— Kyle Parker, VP, Americas Sales, Arecont Vision Costar

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2018 / — Arecont Vision Costar, the leader in network-based video surveillance solutions, announces the selection of Brian White as Regional Sales Manager for the Great Lakes Region. The company, a new business unit of Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets Group: CTSI), was launched on July 13th, 2018 and is expanding its sales and support across the Americas.

“Brian brings nearly two decades of senior-level sales experience in security and cloud computing to our customers in the Great Lakes,” said Kyle Parker, Vice President, Americas Sales. “He is very familiar with the needs of security industry end user customers in the territory, and skilled in engaging and supporting sales partners to deliver complete solutions.”

Mr. White joins the Arecont Vision Costar team from his most recent posting at IDIS where he held a similar assignment. His previous security industry career included sales positions with Avigilon and Tyco, and earlier assignments in the IT and Telecommunications spaces.

“Brian has demonstrated determination and innovation throughout his career in support of his customers,” stated John Bujarski, Senior Sales Director, Eastern US and Canada. “His diverse background in security and technology will help ensure his success in bringing the Total Video Solution™ and its components to customers in the Great Lakes region.”

The Total Video Solution is a comprehensive product offering introduced by the company in the first half of 2018. It includes the original MegaIP single-, dual-, and multi-sensor megapixel cameras that are used around the world by Arecont Vision Costar customers, as well as the new world-class ConteraIP™ single- and multi-sensor cameras, advanced ConteraVMS™ software, cloud-managed ConteraCMR™ video recorders, and ConteraWS™ web services. Customers can select a complete system from Arecont Vision Costar, or integrate their choice of components with existing cameras, VMS or NVR systems, and infrastructure via ONVIF compliance. The Technology Partner Program and the MegaLab™ test facility has also been used by dozens of other industry leading vendors to go beyond ONVIF standards, ensuring the best possible integration with Arecont Vision products.

“The new Arecont Vision Costar is a great opportunity for any security industry sales professional,” stated Mr. White. “I am already finding great interest among both existing and emerging customers in the company and our expanded product portfolio.”

Based in the Columbus, Ohio area, Mr. White holds a BA from John Carroll University and a BS Finance from the University North Carolina-Charlotte.

Visit Arecont Vision Costar online at to learn more, or find sales contacts around the world at

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Arecont Vision Costar, LLC, a Costar Technologies, Inc. company (OTC Markets Group: CSTI), is the leading US-based manufacturer of high-performance IP cameras and video surveillance solutions. The company offers two complete megapixel camera families – the MegaIP™ series includes Made in USA, cyber-secure MicroBullet®, MicroDome®, MegaBall®, MegaDome®, MegaVideo®, MegaView®, and SurroundVideo® models, plus the world-class ConteraIP™ series dome and bullet models. Both camera families offer single- and multi-sensor choices that are integrated with the ConteraVMS™ (video management system), ConteraWS™ (web services), and the ConteraCMR™ (cloud-managed video recorder) series for traditional or cloud-based video surveillance solutions as part of the Total Video Solution.

Arecont Vision Costar supports integration with leading 3rd party products through the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ and via ONVIF compliance.

You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions, or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable laws.

Jeff Whitney / VP Marketing / Arecont Vision Costar
Phone: +1.818.937.0477

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Torino Capital LLC welcomes Jaime Rodriguez as Managing Director

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We are pleased to welcome a highly regarded professional like Jaime Rodriguez”

— Victor Sierra, CEO of Torino Capital LLC.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, November 8, 2018 / — U.S. based investment bank and broker-dealer Torino Capital LLC has announced that it is expanding its fixed income presence and capabilities with the hiring of a seasoned fixed income professional, Jaime Rodriguez.
He will join Torino as a Managing Director focused on arranging specialty finance solutions for U.S. and Latin American clients.

"Torino continues to see ample opportunities for growth in the fixed income business. During the last two years our focus has been to build a flawless platform in order to incorporate experienced fixed income professionals," said Victor Sierra, CEO of Torino Capital LLC. He added: "we are pleased to welcome a highly regarded professional like Jaime Rodriguez"

Jaime has more than 20 years of multinational experience in structuring debt products, structured loan transactions, sales of emerging markets credits, commodities, structured notes and derivatives products for large international banks including ABN AMRO, HSBC and BTG Pactual.
He has an in-depth knowledge of derivatives, credits, various accounting and regulatory environments particularly in Latin American markets.

"Strategically Torino is a perfect fit given my previous experience. This is an extremely driven group with a strong knowledge base," said Jaime Rodriguez.

About Torino Capital LLC

Torino Capital LLC is a SEC registered broker-dealer and a member of FINRA and SIPC.
Torino focuses on execution services for selected institutional investors and high-net worth individuals. The firm, founded in 2011 by Victor Sierra, is committed to service clients providing local market intelligence, information, unbiased analysis and competitive pricing.
For more information about Torino and its services please visit:

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Apple Self Storage Presents Santa's Secret Storage

Store your Christmas gifts for free with Santa's Secret Storage.

It’s our little way of trying to help busy Canadians, and keep prying eyes and fingers out of their Christmas surprises!”

— David Allan

AURORA, ONTARIO, CANADA, November 8, 2018 / — It's that time of year again. The weather is getting colder, the drinks are getting warmer and the Christmas shopping begins. Do your little snoops keep finding gifts before you get a chance to wrap them? Your closet may not have 24-hr surveillance, but we do.

For the 4th year running, Apple Self Storage has the perfect place to hide your Christmas gifts with Santa's Secret Storage. It's super convenient, easy to use, and most importantly its free! Direct your postage and courier deliveries to one of our 29 locations and we'll hold them for free up until December 24th. As a family-owned company of storage experts, we’re offering this service as our holiday gift from our family to yours.

“We’re so excited to be offering this amazing service again this year. The ability to shop online and not have to manage your schedule to be home to accept courier deliveries – or risk leaving those new Christmas presents on your porch is something that we’ve been offering to customers of Apple Self Storage for years, but during the Christmas season, it’s exciting to be able to open it up not only for our customers but for anybody. It’s our little way of trying to help busy Canadians, and keep prying eyes and fingers out of their Christmas surprises!” -David Allan

For more details visit our website or call a location near you and start hiding your gifts now, because Santa doesn't deliver until Christmas.

1. We have the space, you don’t.
2. Arrange a delivery for any time during the day, even when you're not around.
3. Your kids won’t find their presents early.
4. There’s no chance your spouse might have to sign for their own gift.

Known for having the best managed self storage facilities in Canada, Apple Self Storage strives to deliver a genuine and authentically great storage experience across every one of its 33 facilities. The family-owned company has established close bonds with the communities in which it operates through regular pursuit of opportunities to assist organizations that enrich them. It has done so since their very first facility opened in 1974. Apple Self Storage is actively looking to expand their third party management platform as well as expanding through acquisitions and new developments.

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Sea Transport Is Replacing Air For Biopharmaceutical Logistics Outsourcing Transport, A New Report Shows

Global Biopharmaceutical Logistics Market Transport Modes By Value

Global Biopharmaceutical Logistics Market Transport Modes By Value

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, November 8, 2018 / — The value of the biopharmaceutical logistics moved by air by the logistics companies that move drugs, vaccines, blood plasma products and so on around the world will be 6% lower in 2021 than they were in 2013, Biopharmaceutical Logistics Global Market Opportunities and Strategies To 2021, a new report from The Business Research Company shows. Air transport revenues in this market are shrinking despite the overall market for outsourced biopharma logistics growing by 37% over those eight years. Earlier biopharmaceutical logistics companies made the most use of air transportation: in 2013, 84% of all outsourced biopharmaceutical products were moved by air. By 2017, that proportion had dropped to 71% and by 2021 will fall to only 58%.
The shift away from air transportation has been primarily in favor of ocean or sea-borne transport, which grew from under 5% of the whole in 2013 to a forecast 30% by 2021.
The reason for the shift from air to sea is mainly cost. Air freight rates have risen sharply. In addition to cost-saving, however, oceanic transport is also proving better than air transport at meeting the very stringent conditions required for biologics and other temperature-controlled drugs. Unlike small-molecule drugs that are manufactured through organic or inorganic chemical synthesis, biologics are manufactured by living cells. They are very large complex molecules manufactured in living systems such as microorganisms, animal cells or plant cells. They are produced using recombinant DNA technology and are composed of sugars, proteins, nucleic acids or a combination of these substances. Biologics are more complex, fragile and difficult to manufacture than small molecule drugs. They are, however, the best hope for treatment of many conditions including some cancers, rare diseases, neurological disorders, autoimmune disorders, heart disease and stroke, diabetes, mental health disorders and Alzheimer's. The global market for biologics is growing at 9.6% year on year, an increase from its recent growth of 5.4%.
The biologics industry is highly regulated, and vaccines, blood plasma products and drugs using genomic data have very particular requirements for their environment during transportation and warehousing. The logistics system for these products must be a 'cold-chain' (refrigerated) system that can ensure a supply to their point of use in a timely and cost-effective fashion, and also ensure that the key criteria of temperature control, regulatory compliance, security, safety and chain of custody are satisfied. The temperatures at which temperature-sensitive drugs are kept must be monitored from the point of manufacturing to last-mile delivery. For example, the vaccine to protect against the Ebola virus requires storage at -80oc at all times until use. One problem in this for air transport is that solar radiation spikes during air handling operations are a major cause of airfreight temperature variations, and thus pose a severe risk to biologics products.
The shift to sea transport is affecting not only the market within geographically large countries like the USA but also in much smaller geographies such as Italy, because a high proportion of the drugs in such markets are imported, in some cases from the USA. The same applies in emerging economies such as China's, even though the vast majority of its huge population lives at a remote distance from the sea. Again, imports of branded drugs previously transported to the country by air are increasingly reaching it by sea, resulting in growth in sea-borne outsourced transport for the market growing at over 22% a year while carriage by air is actually shrinking.
is one of a series of new industry reports from The Business Research Company that identify opportunities and explain strategies in over 300 markets, covering over 2400 market segments and 56 geographies. It provides a pharmaceutical industry overview, pharmaceutical industry analysis, past drug industry statistics and forecasts. Like the other reports in the series it also provides market growth rates, market trends, market drivers, market restraints, market revenues, market shares and company profiles of the leading competitors. These industry reports draw on 150,000 datasets. Extensive secondary research is augmented with exclusive insights and quotations from industry leaders obtained through interviews. Market analysis and forecasts are provided by a highly experienced and expert team of analysts and modelers.

Biopharmaceutical Logistics Global Market Opportunities and Strategies To 2021
is one of a series of new industry reports from The Business Research Company that identify opportunities and explain strategies in over 300 markets, covering over 2400 market segments and 56 geographies. It provides a biopharmaceutical logistics overview, biopharmaceutical logistics industry analysis, past biopharmaceutical logistics industry statistics and forecasts. Like the other reports in the series it also provides market growth rates, market trends, market drivers, market restraints, market revenues, market shares and company profiles of the leading competitors. These industry reports draw on 150,000 datasets. Extensive secondary research is augmented with exclusive insights and quotations from industry leaders obtained through interviews. Market analysis and forecasts are provided by a highly experienced and expert team of analysts and modelers. Actionable strategies are explained and key opportunities are identified.

Where To Learn More
Read the Global Pharmaceutical Drugs And Biologics Logistics Market Report 2018 from The Business Research Company for information on the following:
Markets Covered: Pharmaceutical Drugs Logistics Market, Biologics Logistics Market, Pharmaceutical Drugs And Biologics Logistics Air, Sea and Land Transport Markets, Pharmaceutical Drugs And Biologics Cold-Chain and Non-Cold-Chain Logistics Markets
Pharmaceutical Drugs And Biologics Logistics Companies Covered: Deutsche Post DHL, FedEx Corporation, Panalpina World Transport, UPS, Kuehne + Nagel and DB Schenker
Regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Western Europe, South America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa.
Countries: USA, China, Japan, Germany, Brazil, France, Italy, UK, Australia, India, Spain, Russia.
Time Series: Five years historic (2013-17) and forecast (2017-21).
Related Reports: Biologics Global Market Report 2018
Pharmaceutical Drugs Global Market Report 2018 (

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Staying ahead in the competitive cruise industry – part two, from Dynama

Large cruise companies are getting even bigger, posing the question of how to manage their formidable crewing resources?

Workforce Optimization technology can actively consolidate the three significant capabilities of workforce management – deployment, workforce compliance and business planning”

— General Manager, US/EMEA, Dynama

LONDON, UK, November 8, 2018 / — In the second of his two-part blog series, Lee Clarke takes a closer look at integration and the big data benefits afforded by today’s Workforce Optimization solutions

In our first blog, we focused on the way small cruise lines are capitalizing on the exponential demand for transformational and expedition cruising to capture the mindshare and pockets of a new set of travellers. Now, it appears that large cruise companies are facing another challenge far closer to home – consolidation. For some time, acquisition has been a fact of life. Royal Caribbean Cruises acquiring two-thirds of Silversea and American-British Carnival Corporation’s operation of ten separate cruise lines under different brands are just two examples of the trend. On the upside, merging forces gives these floating giants formidable clout in terms of increased buying power and resources plus a greater choice of brands and services for passengers. On the downside, change is rarely painless and integrating different organizations including people, assets, corporate identities, systems and cultures – can cause a major headache!

Addressing the critical pain points

It pays to acknowledge the critical pain points. During periods of consolidation, these three are most likely to lead to sleepless nights:

People – at first glance, it might appear that size really does matter and that having a much larger number of crew and wider talent pool can only be a good thing. However, with cost efficiencies and labour costs typically high on the list of priorities post acquisition, how do you use your combined workforce, including third-party employees such as concessionaires, effectively? How do you apply the cream of the crop across all brands to maximise the quality of service on board?
Resources – staffing requirements need to be combined with physical assets, such as the cruise ships themselves and ensuring the equipment on them meets the latest diversity regulations such as facilities for less mobile passengers, as well as safety equipment for drills and emergencies.

Technology Systems – typically IT departments in cruise organizations are already stretched to the hilt with a limited headcount and an equally limited budget that necessitates a ‘do more with less’ culture (while also deploying IT onto the next hull in service). Adding complexity through extra systems and the increased security threats associated with data transfer across different IT infrastructures simply exacerbates the problem.

Think big to relieve the pressure

The way forward is to drive efficient workforce planning across all operations using Workforce Optimization (WFO) technology. Look for a partner who thinks big and has a proven track record in offering the following capabilities:

1. Integration – the latest solutions interface to the back office systems to capture real-time information that is accessible from one platform, at the click of a mouse or using a mobile device, in a totally seamless way. This encourages consistent ways of working, removes duplicated effort, reduces time and staff costs and builds trust and collaboration across multiple departments and between different parts of the organizations.

A joined-up approach to doing business is critical to maintaining competitiveness especially during periods of change. The latest WFO solutions are highly flexible, leaving you free to play with the clever, strategic stuff. For example, they support multiple ‘what if’ scenarios for forecasting crewing demand, while advanced planning functionality enables management teams to rapidly assess and evaluate the human capital, resource and financial implications of those scenarios on the combined organization.

2. Big Data – the beauty of today’s WFO solutions is they can handle large volumes of data. They quickly capture and consolidate the information required to run a successful cruise ship. From crew profiles, their skills and availability to managing concessionaires, this data can be used to match crew against new job roles and deploy them swiftly to give passengers the first-class service they deserve. Knowing what crew, talents and resources you have is crucial to creating an efficient structure that builds on the combined strengths of the organizations involved and reduces costs. Management should have the 10,000 view, while planners and crewing admins should be able to drill down into the detail.

Finally, don’t go it alone!

3. Managed Services – there’s enough to worry about so why not make life easier for the people behind the scenes. Outsourcing your workforce deployment software to a reliable partner with the bandwidth and know-how to make technology work for you will free up your own internal IT resources to focus on the bigger picture and play to their strengths including strategic infrastructure, data and systems security and general business solutions.

A managed service model also adds certainty to budgeting requirements – a sound business case for introducing outsourcing when every dollar counts. You no longer have to recruit, train and pay for internal resources to manage your technology and regular maintenance, upgrades and other improvements are usually included as part of the managed service contract. Combine this with cloud-based technology to give increased protection against data security threats as organizations move data and merge their respective IT infrastructures.
Unification is the name of the game and this is where the latest innovation in WFO comes into its own. It can actively consolidate the three significant capabilities of workforce management – deployment, workforce compliance and business planning, within a collaborative environment to retain control during times of change.

Lee Clarke is General Manager, US/EMEA at Dynama

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ConnectedYou and CheerIoT announce partnership towards global IoT open ecosystem

ConnectedYou and CheerIoT announce partnership towards building an open ecosystem for IoT services including global cellular connectivity.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, November 8, 2018 / — ConnectedYou (CY) welcomes CheerIoT on board the ConnectedYou ecosystem as an “IoT Accelerator” partner.

Netherlands and Denmark – 8th November, 2018

ConnectedYou, the IoT service orchestrator and CheerIoT, the IoT solutions and connectivity services company, announce a partnership towards building an open ecosystem for IoT services including global cellular connectivity.

Enterprises developing connected products will be able to connect their devices globally to CheerIoT’s aggregated network(s) with ConnectedYou’s orchestration service platform. This allows customers to choose the most appropriate service providers in different regions around the world, with the ability to switch providers at-a-click remotely in real-time, should the need arise.

This partnership will also allow enterprises who wish to have inhouse control over their connectivity setup with virtualized network operations as a service. This enables large enterprises to launch a global network at will, along with combination of the eSIM based connectivity orchestration from ConnectedYou. This provides enterprises the absolute control and power, with the flexibility to make their IoT roll-out future proof.

This represents a major step for enterprises who seek to procure multiple service providers, granting them full independence and the best worldwide connectivity to expand their services after rollout. After all there is such a thing as “insurance by action” in IoT.

Access is enabled using ConnectedYou eSIMs in both plugin and embedded formats and is managed through a single ConnectedYou web console and unified APIs.

“Our partnership with CheerIoT is strategic and not limited to connectivity orchestration. Both companies will continue the good work in this collaboration towards delivering a truly open IoT ecosystem to clients and partners. This strengthens the CY offering to customers globally and many of these customers will benefit very soon in terms of expanded coverage and better pricing in more countries.”, said Parag Mittal, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder at ConnectedYou.

“Our mission as CheerIoT is to make IoT Connectivity affordable and accessible for everyone. That is why this partnership with ConnectedYou is a very nice step in this mission. ConnectedYou is first of its kind “IoT marketplace” bringing structure and market to a troubled industry by creating transparency and simplicity to the IoT universe and accelerating the entire industry. CY simplifies and future proofs IoT for customers into a seamlessly integrated first of its kind ecosystem platform. We are glad to partner up with CY, and we hope to welcome many customers via the platform.” said Jurgen ter Hoeve, Co-founder at CheerIoT.

Notes to editors
ConnectedYou eSIMs are fully managed by ConnectedYou as an independent provider and can be enabled with connectivity from any provider within the ecosystem.

About CY
ConnectedYou is an independent IoT Service company offering a unique and unified IoT service to enterprises globally through a single access platform integrated with multiple technology and service providers. ConnectedYou’s service is based on 4 pillar approach encompassing Devices, Connectivity and Cloud Services and Value Added Services. ConnectedYou enables an ecosystem that allows enterprises to freely choose services and offers from suppliers, enabling the ability to remotely switch suppliers within the ConnectedYou ecosystem. ConnectedYou provides enterprises with a future proof orchestration for all their IoT needs keeping future innovation and improvements in mind.

About CheerIoT
CheerIoT’s mission is to make IoT connectivity affordable and accessible for everyone, no matter if you are a big manufacturer or start-up.
CheerIoT SIM Cards are specifically designed for IoT Connectivity initiatives. The SIM cards have the widest coverage access worldwide with redundancy to multiple networks within a country. This way, your devices don’t have to rely on a single mobile network. Because of the redundant network solution, the IoT project is protected for a single network outage. All CheerIoT customers are in full control of their active CheerIoT SIM-cards, thanks to the easy-to-use management portal.



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Steven R. Pietro shares culinary creations from U.S. military produce supply business

Steven R. Pietro

Native-American-Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned Justice Government Supply, Inc. shares a selection of its favorite dishes.

PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 7, 2018 / — Proudly serving the women and men of the U.S. Military with the finest steaks, roasts, select butcher chops and more, Justice Government Supply, Inc. has established a reputation for honesty, integrity, and outstanding service. These principles, paired with a best-in-industry product, cement the business as an operation wholly committed to serving its clients, partners, and U.S. Troops stationed across the globe, according to Steven R. Pietro.

President of Justice Government Supply, Inc., Steven R. Pietro has been responsible for creating and developing the entire organization's strategic and logistical plans, and successfully implementing them into a cohesive operational framework, for more than a decade.

The company not only guarantees outstanding products but also provides a “Value Added” component. Principal to that commitment of going above and beyond for ultimate Client satisfaction is a list of suggested recipes for its industry-leading beef and pork products, including comfort beef stew and old-school pork spare ribs. Additional beef recipes made available by Justice Government Supply, Inc. include southern-flavor peppered steak, steak au poivre, Sunday dinner ribeye roll roast, and pasta bolognese. Further pork recipes, meanwhile, include rosemary and orange pork chops, rosemary and lemon pepper pork tenderloin, sage and balsamic pork chops, Greek-style pork pocket sandwiches, and a selection of pork-based soups.

Fully aware of the time restrictions in many of the Dining Facilities (DFACS), Justice Government Supply, Inc. has also compiled a second list of “quick and easy” dishes, according to Steven R. Pietro. These include pan-seared steak with roasted red pepper sauce, beef top sirloin steak with mushrooms, T-bone steak with barbecue butter, and vegetable beef soup, all of which can be prepared with Justice Government Supply, Inc.'s products.

Quick and easy pork dishes, says Steven R. Pietro, include apricot-glazed ham steak with brown sugar sweet potatoes, ham and hash brown soup, and chili-rubbed pork chops. The company also offers a number of vegetable-based side dish suggestions, including garlic mashed potatoes.

Coming from a family of 10 children where money was tight, Steven R. Pietro is well aware of how to stretch a dollar and can translate that for maximum plate cost efficiency in the DFACS. So, a Sunday dinner Ribeye Roll Roast is one of his favorites to get the most bang for the buck. The recipe calls for an 8-12 lb. Justice Government Supply, Inc. choice Boneless Ribeye Roll Roast, southern-flavor seasoning, beef broth, dried basil, oregano, and thyme leaves, potatoes, carrots, onions, and flour for thickening.

"Preheat an oven to 350 degrees and place the boneless Ribeye Roll Roast in a baking dish," explains Steven R Pietro. "Sprinkle with southern-flavor seasoning and mix the beef broth, basil, oregano, and thyme together, before pouring the mixture over the meat."

"Cover and bake for 90 minutes," he continues. "Next, chop and place the potatoes, carrots, and onions around the roast before baking for a further 90 minutes or until the meat is tender."

Steven R Pietro advises slicing the roast across the grain. "If desired, thicken the baking dish juices with flour before serving," he adds of the recipe, which provides approximately 20 servings.

At Justice Government Supply, Inc., Steven R Pietro and his team believe that the country's Women and Men in uniform deserve the exact same excellent quality products that our own families dine on and enjoy in our own homes. "As such," he adds, wrapping up, "at Justice Government Supply, Inc. we provide what we call ‘A True Taste of Home’”

A graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and San Diego's California Western School of Law, Steven R. Pietro currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. An experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in both the public and private sectors, as well as within the military industry, Steven R Pietro is skilled in sales, team building, public speaking, management, and leadership, among other talents.

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We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with FL Technics in a new region & we look forward to delivering the same high service standards to their customers in Asia as we already do in Europe”

— Stuart Allen (Group CEO)

ALPS FREE TRADE ZONE, SINGAPORE, November 7, 2018 / — B&H Worldwide, the award-winning aerospace logistics provider, is opening a new Singapore Forward Stocking Location (FSL) on behalf of FL Technics in the ALPS Free Trade Zone at Singapore's Changi Airport.

FL Technics is a global provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and operates more than 30 subsidiaries globally. It is a current B&H customer at London Heathrow and this new location in Asia will further extend the two companies working relationship.

Increasing demand for inventory in Asia has been a key driver for providing additional regional capacity within B&H's climate-controlled facility at the Free Trade Zone. The new store will be fully operational during Q4 2018.

Singapore is one of B&H's strategic hubs for its global operation and this additional FSL service will build upon the already established seamless integration & communication between B&H’s OnTrack system and FL Technics own systems.

Says B&H Worldwide Group CEO, Stuart Allen: "As with our other hubs around the world Singapore can provide a full range of specialised solutions for handling critical aircraft parts. We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with FL Technics into a new region and we look forward to delivering the same high service standards to their customers in Asia as we already do in Europe".

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SMAlux Is On the Way to Be the Best Smart Light Bulb Manufacturer

A19 Smart Bulb

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SMAlux, today announced its sales volume of smart light bulb to hit 1,000,000pcs in 2018.

SHENZHEN, GUANGDONG, CHINA, November 7, 2018 / — SMAlux, today announced its sales volume of smart light bulb to hit 1,000,000pcs in 2018.

SMAlux is a brand of CE Lighting in China. Due to its “Easy Control” characteristic, it has been a pioneer in the smart lighting field. SMAlux integrate R&D, production and sales together to better server global market demands.

Besides, SMAlux offers a wide range of smart lights including SMAlux indoor smart lights, SMAlux outdoor smart lights, SMAlux smart light solutions, SMAlux smart socket and plug, SMAlux sensor lights, etc. Among them, the SMAlux smart light bulb with UL and CE approval is the most popular one in recent five years, with sales volume to hit 500,000pcs.

“As a lighting company, we have over 22 years of experience in manufacturing and to keep on innovating in smart lighting.”
Said Mr Chen Gang, SMAlux Founder.
“We created SMAlux and our goal is to build SMAlux as a sustainable and trust-worthy brand.”

The SMAlux smart light bulb with multiply functions including change colors, brightness and color temperatures to satisfy every aspect of lighting performance.

Enjoy the fun of smart lighting is what SMAlux light bulb outstanding from general incandescent bulbs. They can work with Google Home and Amazon Alexa to achieve voice control, meanwhile, smart phone control also available with free SMAlux app on phone. Moreover, share the fun with family members available as well.

Aluminum and plastic material greatly deduct the energy consumption of 85%. Long lifespan of 20,000 hours which is comparable to 3 hours per day for over 18 years.

Due to the fact of yellowish dimming light stimulate the secretion of melanin, SMAlux smart light bulb can, to some extent, help to relieve insomnia, and promote to a faster sleep.

Or preset a schedule with a specific time, so that the SMAlux smart light bulb can act as an alarm to wake up and remind of sleep with automatically turn on/off lights.

The main shapes of SMAlux smart light bulbs are:
SMAlux WiFi/Bluetooth A19-9WWF: 9W 110-130V 800lm, UL & Rohs listed.
SMAlux WiFi/Bluetooth A21-10WWF: 10W 110-130V 1050lm, UL & Rohs listed.
SMAlux WiFi/Bluetooth BR30-8WWF: 8W 110-130V 700lm, UL & Rohs listed.
SMAlux WiFi/Bluetooth A60-9WWF: 9W 220-240V 800lm, CE & Rohs approval.
SMAlux WiFi/Bluetooth A70-10WWF: 10W 220-240V 1050lm, CE & Rohs approval.
SMAlux WiFi/Bluetooth GU10-4.5WWF: 4.5W 380lm, of global quality standard.
SMAlux WiFi/Bluetooth C35-4.5WWF: 4.5W 350lm of global quality standard.
SMAlux WiFi/Bluetooth G120-13WWF: 13W 1200lm of global quality standard.

About SMAlux
SMAlux is committed to offer a professional and easy-control smart lighting products. With TUV and Intertek tested central lab, professional QC team and sophisticated sales team, SMAlux is capable to offer OEM and ODM lighting products for our honest partners.

For more information:
Address: Lighting House, Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Park, Shenzhen, 518057 China
Tel: +86 0755 26989925

Ms. Li
CE Lighting Ltd.
+86 755 2698 9925
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SMAlux smart light bulb

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