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First Squid Fishery in the World Certified as Sustainable
Fishery Attains MSC CertificationWASHINGTON, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Northeastern Longfin Inshore Squid fishery in the Northwest Atlantic is the first squid fishery in the world to achieve MSC certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. The certification was awarded on May 22 by independent certifier SCS Global Services following an 11-month long detailed assessment. The Longfin inshore squid (Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealeii), also referred to as Loligo squid, has a lifespan of less than one year. They spawn year-round as they migrate long-distances between inshore and offshore waters. They generally remain inshore during spring and offshore during late fall. As with most squid species, environmental factors such as temperature play a significant role in the timing of migrations, distribution, growth, and spawning. Due to changing water temperatures, squid have been migrating further North up the coast than in past years. It is one species that may benefit from climate change, rather than be negatively impacted by it, according to studies. â€œWe are thrilled to congratulate the fishery for becoming the first squid fishery in the world to attain MSC certification,” said Brian Perkins, MSC’s Regional Director for the Americas. “This achievement is an acknowledgement and testimony to the great work that the fishers are doing to ensure that they fish responsibly, and will have the resource available for generations to come.” The fishery takes place on the U.S. continental shelf from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Squid are harvested by small mesh bottom trawls by fishery client group Lund’s Fisheries Inc. of Cape May, New Jersey, and The Town Dock of Narragansett, Rhode Island along with independent fishermen throughout the region using the same fishing method. The bottom trawl fishery for longfin squid follows the species’ seasonal inshore/offshore migration patterns. â€œWe are excited to build additional trust with our customers through MSC’s certification of our longfin squid fishery,” said Wayne Reichle, President of Lund’s Fisheries. “This certification demonstrates that our domestic fisheries management system is working to sustainably manage our major squid fishery to the benefit of the resource, fishing communities, and calamari lovers everywhere.” â€œAll of us at The Town Dock are excited to be part of such a historic initiative,” said Ryan Clark, CEO of The Town Dock. “Our goal has always been to provide customers with a healthy and sustainable product. By certifying longfin squid, we hope to take the promise of sustainability a step further by protecting the fishery to ensure consumers have access to squid now and for many years to come.” The two companies are also immediately pursuing a scope extension via an expedited assessment of the Northern shortfin squid small mesh bottom trawl fishery under MSC principles. Northern shortfin squid (Illex illecebrosus), also known as illex, is a commercially important species with a broad range that extends between the Sea of Labrador and the Florida Straits. Development of the U.S. domestic longfin squid bottom trawl fishery began in the early 1980s as the U.S. industry developed the appropriate technology to catch and process squid in large quantities, and became solely domestic in 1987. The fishery is certified until 2023 and will undergo annual audits within that timeframe to ensure the MSC standard continues to be met. About Lund’s Fisheries Inc.Lund’s Fisheries, Inc. is a family-owned company and primary producer of fresh and frozen seafood located in Cape May, N.J. Lund’s is the only company that harvests all three species of U.S. squid on the East and West Coasts: Atlantic longfin squid, Atlantic shortfin squid, and Pacific market squid (Doryteuthis opalescens). Lund’s purchases, produces and distributes nearly 75 million pounds of fresh and frozen fish annually. Its fresh and frozen domestic sales stretch nationwide while its frozen exports extend to markets around the world. Lund’s has about 30 fishing vessels delivering a variety of seafood to its facility year round. Lund’s is committed to developing and managing systems and practices to track seafood back to the harvest location to ensure it is sourced from fisheries that are well-managed, certified sustainable or actively working towards implementing more responsible and sustainable harvesting practices. About The Town DockLocated on the water in Point Judith, Rhode Island, Town Dock is a vertically integrated seafood company specializing in supplying its customers with the world’s finest calamari. With a waterfront location, exceptional global partnerships, and a dedicated fleet of fishing vessels, The Town Dock is the largest purchaser of US domestic East Coast squid. From food service distributors to national restaurant and retail chains, Town Dock calamari is found across the country and the world. About SCS Global ServicesSCS Global Services is a global leader in third-party quality, environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation, retail, and more. SCS was the first independent certification body accredited to conduct assessments under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, and now certifies fisheries around the world under the MSC and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards. SCS is a chartered benefit corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. About the Marine Stewardship CouncilThe Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organization. Our vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Our ecolabel and certification program recognises and rewards sustainable fishing practices and is helping create a more sustainable seafood market. The MSC ecolabel on a seafood product means that:It comes from a wild-catch fishery which has been independently certified to the MSC’s science-based standard for environmentally sustainable fishing.It’s fully traceable to a sustainable source.More than 300 fisheries in over 34 countries are certified to the MSC’s Standard. These fisheries have a combined annual seafood production of almost nine million metric tons, representing 12% of global marine catch. More than 25,000 seafood products worldwide carry the MSC label. For more information visit The MSC program could not exist without the many fishers around the world who work to safeguard stocks, ecosystems and their own livelihoods. Read stories about fishers working hard to safeguard our oceans. Attachments Town Dock logo MSC logo CONTACT: Bob Vanasse Stove Boat Communications (202) 333-2628 Jackie Marks Marine Stewardship Council (202) 689-5957 Jennifer Humberstone SCS Global Services (510) 452-6396

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Nasdaq Welcomes EVO Payments, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVOP) to The Nasdaq Stock Market
NEW YORK, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EVO Payments, Inc. (Nasdaq:EVOP), a leading global merchant acquirer and payment processor, visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square today in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) on The Nasdaq Stock Market.Founded in 1989, EVO provides merchant acquiring and payment processing solutions for approximately 525,000 merchants in North America and Europe, processing more than 2 billion transactions annually. A principal member of Visa and MasterCard, EVO offers an array of secure payments solutions and merchant services, backed by strategic distribution channels, innovative technological platforms, and a commitment to exceed the expectations of its customers and partners.“I am grateful to our partners, merchants and 2,400 employees around the world who collectively, over the past 30 years, have enabled us to become a global leader in our industry,” said James G. Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of EVO Payments, Inc. “We are excited about the future of the organization and are committed to driving growth, supporting our merchants and partners, and increasing value to our shareholders.”“EVO’s dedication to building and nurturing partnerships across the globe, as well as its commitment to ensuring success for its partners and customers, have made it a distinguished payment service provider,” said Nelson Griggs, President, Nasdaq Stock Exchange. “We are proud to welcome EVO Payments into the Nasdaq family and look forward to supporting the expansion of its global business.”The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment strategy. Information about the company is provided by the company or comes from the company’s public filings and is not independently verified by Nasdaq. Neither Nasdaq nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Statements regarding Nasdaq-listed companies are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.About NasdaqNasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $13 trillion. To learn more, visit: Relations Contact: Emily Pan(646) 441-5120 - NDAQG -A photo accompanying this announcement is available at 

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Vyrill Releases Industry First Research on Influencer Activity
May 23, 2018 19:32 UTC SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vyrill has released the first of its kind data on UGC influencer video activity. Vyrill evaluated organic and paid beauty product videos created by consumers during Q1’ 2018. The findings identify the percentage of videos created for each of the major beauty categories. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: VYRILL UGC Video Beauty Infographic (Graphic: Business Wire) “As we know consumers post a tremendous amount of video each day about their favorite beauty products, however, until now marketers never understood the specific composition throughout the category. With this information beauty marketers can make more informed decisions about how to optimize their brand video and influencer strategy. As we update this information quarterly, we will break down all the video data by product, category, brand and competition,” said Ajay Bam CEO/ co-founder of Vyrill. To view and/or download the infographic please visit: For more information about how Vyrill collected the information visit: About Vyrill: Founded by Ajay Bam and Dr. Barbara Rosario Vyrill is a UGC video discovery, analytic, licensing and content marketing platform powered by proprietary AI technology to enable social commerce and product marketing. Vyrill evaluates and reports against all paid and UGC video content across eight distinctive data groups: topic, scene, sentiment, demographics diversity, video platform statistics, brand safety and influencer data. View source version on Contacts VyrillFor more information, press only:Jason Kelleyjason@ootem.comFor more information on Source: Vyrill Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo VYRILL UGC Video Beauty Infographic (Graphic: Business Wire) Logo View this news release and multimedia online at:
Finance Attitude - 4 Things To Do Before You Trade Penny Stocks
Penny stocks are shares that are traded for $5 each or less. Majority of these penny stocks are on the major stock exchanges such as NASDAQ, NYSE, American Stock Exchange, and the Bulletin board. The Bulletin Board is the best to get higher quality penny stocks. However, there are a few smaller ones which trade on the dark markets such as Pink Sheets, OTCQX and OTCQB. Focus on the high-quality companies which trade on the major trading exchanges to avoid losses and refrain from trading in the dark markets. Also, avoid free stock picks that promoters are pushing you to buy as they could be scams. Most of the genuine companies increase in size and price without a promoter.
Finance Attitude - 6 Major Types of Strategies Traders can Opt for in Forex Trading
Trading Forex (FX) involves trading of currencies where you can buy one currency while selling another for speculation purposes. Forex trading just like any other investment involves taking calculated risks. When trading forex, you can make profits or losses. You need to master the best forex strategies that can work for you to benefit from forex trading. Currencies tend to fluctuate due to various factors like geopolitical, economical and more. The aim of trading in currencies is to make profits from the changes in prices.    
Finance Attitude - 8 Common Types of Investment Risks
One of the biggest fears that engulf everybody when they think of investing is the loss of their hard-earned money. A risk is inevitable as every investment involves some degree of risk or taking some calculated risk. It is believed that the higher the risk the higher the returns. A risk is the level of uncertainty that a particular investment will gain if you invest in it or the level of a potential financial loss that you are likely to incur if you invest in a particular asset. Every investor should be concerned about the investment risk as much as they are concerned about the possibility of returns. Investing requires understanding the level of risks involved.  
Finance Attitude - 3 Ways to Buy Stock without a Full-Service Broker
3 Ways to Buy Stock without a Full-Service Broker
Trading a stock is in most cases done via brokerage firms. The investor first finds a reputable brokerage firm to facilitate the process. The full-service broker charges a hefty commission that eats into your investment returns. For these among other reasons, you may be compelled to decide not to use a stockbroker or avoid having a brokerage account to reduce the costs. The direct investment option has some pros and cons which you will need to weigh given your unique circumstances and preferences. Here are three major ways to buy a stock without a stock broker: 1.    Invest through direct stock purchase plan (DSPPs) The use of DSPPs also known as no-loads stocks allows investors to invest with a fixed dollar amount each month regardless of the stock price, a strategy called DCA. The investor is able to purchase shares directly from a company with the help of a transfer agent. The stock price fluctuates and so the number of shares purchased varies because of the fluctuating prices per month. This method reduces the possibility of investing a large amount of dollars at the wrong time. An investor invests in companies that are well established for over a long period of time. The drawback of this strategy is lack of diversity unless you invest in a number of different companies across a variety of industries. 2.    Invest through Dividend Reinvestment plans Another way to eliminate the broker is to enroll in a stocks dividend reinvestment program commonly known as DRIP. DRIP allows the investor to reinvest the cash dividends paid out by the company by buying additional shares, changing either nominal fees or nothing at all depending on the individual plan specifics. DRIPs allow investors to purchase a fractional share which is lucrative as you don’t hold onto cash outs instead you invest it. The downside of this strategy is that the investors don’t have a chance to diversify their portfolio. DRIP does not give the investors control over the purchase date of shares. You can choose either the full or the partial enrollment plan. The full plan lets you reinvest the entire monthly dividend while the partial plan allows only a portion of the dividends to be reinvested back into the company and the other portion is paid to you. 3.    Use an online broker It is much cheaper to use an online broker compared to a full-service broker though online brokers do not offer comprehensive investment advice. Discount online brokers charge small commissions and investors have control over their accounts. Investors do their own research which can help them decide when to trade. Choose a site with a good technical support, open an online brokerage account, determine your risk tolerance and select the account type to trade with which can either be cash or a margin account. Fund your account with dollars and start trading. Bottom line Another unconventional way is where an investor can acquire a single share through a specialized gifting service. An investor, in this case, has a relationship with an asset management company, who gets the Registered Investment Advisor to have one of the firm's institutional brokers place a trade on behalf of the client and then it is transferred as a gift to a child or family member through the DRS. The recipient of the equity would then be able to buy a stock without a broker. Investors can opt for a cash-only brokerage account as opposed to the margin account and make sure they are covered by SIPC insurance.
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Core to 4th Industrial Revolution, All Blockchains in One Place! 2018 BKC Blockchain Korea Conference (PRNewsfoto/Ether Lab)
Core to 4th Industrial Revolution, All Blockchains in One Place! 2018 BKC Blockchain Korea Conference
World’s 1st Fully Distributed Blockchain Miner Community.  Gaimin is an advanced AI powered platform which connects gaming computers to blockchain mining.  Just like "Uber" is a platform that connects cars and their drivers (supply) with people seeking a ride (demand) in a very efficient manner, Gaimin connects the GPU and CPU resources from the user’s gaming PC (supply) to blockchain mining pools (demand) in the most efficient manner possible, to mine cryptos. (PRNewsfoto/Gaimin) unveils AI-powered, Machine Learning platform which connects gaming computers to blockchain mining
ZUG, Switzerland (Crypto Valley), May 23, 2018 /CNW/ -- With the explosive growth of cryptocurrency and the growing use of blockchain technology, there is an unfilled demand for computing power. This computing power is needed to validate and confirm the transactions that occur over the blockchain. With such a demand for computing power, there had to be a solution. Gaimin is proud to announce that they have created what they believe to be an incredibly innovative solution with their new, revolutionary, mining client that is also within the spirit of the blockchain. The Gaimin platform plans to tap into the power of gaming computers to mine blockchains and provide users with coins while their computer does all the work. The revolutionary new system utilizes a custom built AI to efficiently mine coins, while maximizing profits without needing any user management. is a SmartClient that lets gamers earn passive income. It's a one-stop-solution for accumulating passive income in crypto; it automatically turns on after a period of inactivity, it automatically shuts off when the user interacts with his or her computer. The ML-powered client performs hardware analysis of your computer, mines the best coin for your setup with autonomous load-balancing. All earnings are exclusively accumulated in (converted to) Bitcoin and Ethereum, using historical data and annual trends as motivators. Gaimin also allows users to increase their hash power, as they benefit from network expansion effects through referrals, making the rollout of this ideal for the large influencer community on Twitch and YouTube. Progress is presented with creative gamification mechanics, making it functional and practical to mine, easy to calculate how much mining is required to get a new game, skin or other low-cost digital goods from their platform. Gaimin aims to combine different, revolutionary pieces of technology together to create a brand new platform. While the individual pieces of technology are not revolutionary on their own, bringing them together in a user-friendly and easy to use way, Gaimin is set to change the cryptocurrency mining industry. The goal of Gaimin is not to compete with existing mining networks, pools or clients; they will aggressively target and convert inactive or new gamers to crypto. This is functional mining for the 9 out of 10 gamers who find mining overly complicated, too resource-demanding, too manual, and not worth the effort. Gaimin will provide a zero effort, one-click downloadable software that will provide functional mining to gamers around the world. has the potential to become "the Uber of gaming crypto," a digital aggregator of supply/demand. Just like Uber doesn't own a fleet of vehicles, Airbnb doesn't own any buildings. is building an entirely decentralized mining network power levelled by gaming-grade computers. For further information - Clive Aroskin, +44 7408 802 237, Logo - View original content with multimedia: SOURCE Gaimin