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Valicom Adds Further Transparency To TEM In Offering An Innovative Savings Share Opportunity
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Valicom is thrilled to announce that the company is disrupting the decades-old telecom expense management (TEM) industry by adding further transparency to TEM in offering this innovative Savings Share opportunity. This opportunity removes commitment and concern from the TEM process by identifying billing errors, contract compliance, inventory validation, and contract optimization and sharing the discovered savings. The only criteria considerations are that the client must have at least $1 million in annual telecom spend and no previous audit within twelve months leading up to the relationship. No money up front, cost commitments, or concerns. Just discovered savings and unlimited access to the web-based TEM tool, Clearview.  During the preliminary telecom audit, clients will experience all-hands-on-deck from a dedicated team at Valicom. The team of TEM experts will build a build a comprehensive telecom inventory in Clearview, serving as the foundation for savings discovery. This three to six-month audit process will offer full visibility into telecom environments and pull savings from 5 – 30% of total telecom spend. From the total savings, clients will receive 60% of the savings back into their budgets and the remaining 40% will cover Valicom's services for one year. With a simple recovery of 5% savings, TEM solutions pay for themselves. Contact sales@valicomcorp.com to schedule a risk-free discovery call. ABOUT VALICOM Valicom has thrived as a values-driven company with a strong commitment to customer satisfaction since 1991. Services are delivered by some of the best professionals in the industry, offering benefits that only come from experience: stability, proven processes, highly refined methods and higher savings. Valicom has a robust channel partner program and is a 100% woman-owned business enterprise (WBE) certified by WBENC and NWBOC.  For more information, visit www.valicomcorp.com.  CONTACT:  Chantel Soumis, (608) 227-0619 csoumis@valicomcorp.com   View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/valicom-adds-further-transparency-to-tem-in-offering-an-innovative-savings-share-opportunity-300731335.html SOURCE Valicom
MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V:PYR), (the "Company", the “Corporation” or "PyroGenesis") a Company that designs, develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, is pleased to announce today the completion of its cutting-edge Additive Manufacturing (“AM”) metal powder production facility.
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Harbert United States Real Estate Fund VI Completes Purchase of Multifamily Asset in Minneapolis, MN
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harbert United States Real Estate Fund VI, L.P. (“HUSREF VI”) has purchased 5 Central, a 140-unit Class A multifamily asset located in the Minneapolis suburb of Osseo. Developed in 2015, the property was 97% occupied at closing. The sale was an off-market transaction.HUSREF VI formed a joint venture with Chicago based Magellan Investment Partners to purchase the property. New ownership will implement a light renovation program to upgrade unit interiors and common areas, including a clubhouse and outdoor courtyard refresh, and the addition of package lockers. The property will be managed by Pinnacle and maintain the 5 Central name.Located in one of the most desirable communities in the State of Minnesota, 5 Central is located at the center of downtown Osseo and 15 miles northwest of the Minneapolis central business district. The property benefits from its location within an educated community near large corporate employers and an excellent public school system. Located near the confluence of I-494 and I-94, 5 Central enjoys mobility across the entirety of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro.“We are very pleased to announce our second joint venture with Magellan Investment Properties and the successful closing of 5 Central,” HUSREF Managing Director Adam Krug said.  “As HUSREF’s second investment in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul market in the last year, we recognize the robust economic growth and deep talent pool that characterizes this market. 5 Central presents an exceptional opportunity to partner with a proven team to create value through hands on asset management and light capital infusion.”About Magellan Investment PartnersMagellan Investment Partners (“MIP”) is the acquisition platform of Magellan Development Group. The principals of MIP are David Levin and Marc Swerdlow, multifamily industry veterans with each having over 25 years of commercial real estate investment experience. MIP’s portfolio consists of over 2,500 units totaling $390 million in acquisitions. MIP also has the benefit of the entire Magellan Development Group, a vertically integrated development firm. Magellan Development Group has developed 28 high-rise projects comprised of 9,611 residential units.About Harbert United States Real Estate Fund VI, L.P.Harbert United States Real Estate Fund VI, L.P. is an investment fund sponsored by Harbert Management Corporation (“HMC”) which closed to new investors in October, 2017. HMC, as a whole, has approximately $5.9 billion in regulatory assets under management as of September 30, 2018, allocated across a series of diverse and independent investment strategies. One of these investment strategies, United States Real Estate, has offices in Dallas, TX, San Francisco, CA, and Birmingham, AL (Headquarters). The group has extensive investment experience in the Southeast, Southwest, and Mid-Atlantic and is currently investing its sixth investment opportunity fund in the past 20 years.Contact: HMC Investor RelationsTelephone: 205.987.5500E-mail: irelations@harbert.net A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/68b98176-3db1-4c33-b633-c4dc2073d7c2
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HAHIRA, Ga., Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- North Avenue Capital (NAC), a specialized commercial lender, has announced the closing of two commercial real estate transactions, both funded with USDA Rural Development Business & Industry loans. In Waycross, Georgia, $7.3 million was secured for the acquisition of a 51,548 sf multi-tenant commercial center anchored by Enhanced Resource Corporation (ERC). In Paragould, Arkansas, a $9.5 million loan was secured to purchase a 579,015 sf single-tenant industrial facility occupied by LA Darling (LAD). LAD has leased the facility for over 50 years and is owned by a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In the run up to one of MENA region’s premier conferences dedicated to addressing development challenges and humanitarian issues, t
As Hilton Nears 100-Year Milestone, New Research Uncovers a World-Changing Impact
Oct. 17, 2018 13:00 UTC In “The Hilton Effect,” Best-Selling Author Chip Heath Defines the Ongoing Influence of the First Global Hotel Company MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As Hilton (NYSE: HLT) heads toward a milestone 100th anniversary in 2019, best-selling author and Stanford Business professor Chip Heath will unveil the impact the first global hotel company has had around the world in a new book titled The Hilton Effect. Business author Karla Starr joined him in the examination of the company founded by Conrad Hilton, a dreamer who aspired to create much more than just a comfortable place to sleep. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181017005486/en/ As Hilton nears 100-year milestone, new research uncovers a world-changing impact. (Graphic: Business Wire) Over the last century, Hilton has grown from a single hotel in Cisco, Texas, to nearly 5,500 hotels and 14 brands in 106 countries and territories. Hilton’s hotels have hosted more than 3 billion guests since 1919 and enlisted nearly 10 million Team Members in the company’s mission to fill the Earth with the light and warmth of hospitality. The Hilton Effect, as the authors define it, is the positive, world-altering impact that Hilton has had, and continues to have, on billions of lives and thousands of communities around the globe – pioneering new travel markets and bringing people and cultures together to make the world feel smaller, while expanding horizons and opportunities. “Most organizations celebrating their 100th birthday would be content to throw themselves a party, but Hilton opted to hire a pair of skeptical outsiders – business authors with backgrounds in social science – to examine its impact on the world,” Heath said. “The stories that emerged were even more remarkable than we initially suspected and what Hilton employees considered to be just another day at work was quite extraordinary.” Through extensive independent research and in-depth interviews, Heath and Starr found deeper meaning in the history and influence of the company over the past century. The authors focused on three areas that define The Hilton Effect: The Hilton Effect on Guests – Hilton has influenced guests by easing travel and broadening perspectives – changing travel as we know it through a century of firsts, from air conditioning to a mobile-centric hotel room; creating the modern business travel industry; and innovating the guest experience, from the first concierge service for female travelers more than 50 years ago, to unexpected moments at the breakfast bar. The Hilton Effect on Team Members – Hilton has impacted employees by fostering a powerful entrepreneurial spirit and wide-ranging career opportunities – creating a culture where it’s possible for restaurant servers to become C-suite execs and for innovations to be driven from every corner of the company. The Hilton Effect on Communities and Economies – Hilton has become woven into the history, economies and infrastructure of communities all over the world, becoming indispensable focal points in the process – building roads out of nothing to develop remote areas of Nigeria, transforming the London skyline, revitalizing deserted docks in Buenos Aires and helping Sri Lanka survive and thrive during a civil war. “I think the world is a better place because Hilton was born into it one hundred years ago,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton. “And if we continue to do our job, the world will be a better place because Hilton is in it for the next one hundred years.” The Hilton Effect on Guests Conrad Hilton was a visionary who had his first experience in hospitality hosting weary travelers on the road for work at his family’s boarding house and later at his first hotels. Since then, Heath said, the company Hilton built has had an unmatched impact on modern travel. Hilton was the first hotel company to cater extensively to business travelers so they can focus their time and energy on the all-important meeting or negotiation, rather than the challenges of navigating an unfamiliar place. And throughout its history, Hilton has introduced numerous innovations offering comfort and convenience to all guests. Those industry firsts include air-conditioned hotel lobbies, and cold running water and televisions in guest rooms – not to mention food and beverage items like the piña colada and brownie. Hilton has influenced billions of guests by easing travel, creating familiar, comfortable, and efficient systems to empower travelers to broaden and build perspectives, social connections and trust, thus furthering their understanding and appreciation for other cultures and ideas: Lady Hilton – Hilton revolutionized travel for women venturing out into the world for the first time in 1965 by creating the first hotel service for female travelers. Hampton by Hilton – The hotel serves up social connections and elevated guest experiences every day via an unexpected means – fresh-baked waffles. London Hilton on Park Lane – Since conception, the hotel has become a cultural icon and welcomed guests of all backgrounds and cultures to share ideas, stimulate creativity and make connections. Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam – A visionary general manager saw the opportunity to convert deserted buildings into a world premier hotel delivering remarkable experiences that connect guests to local culture and history. The Hilton Effect on Team Members As recounted by Heath, Hilton has impacted millions of employees – which are referred to as Team Members at the company – by fostering the powerful entrepreneurial spirit and autonomy that Conrad Hilton established. That legacy continues to create grassroots innovation across all levels and departments, offering extensive career opportunities: Chris Silcock – This longtime team member grew from a banquet waiter at Hilton Watford to become a C-suite executive leading a global team from the company’s global headquarters. Dianna Vaughan – Like founder Conrad Hilton, Vaughan’s first exposure to the industry was helping at a family business as a child. That experience at her aunt’s roadside inn and later as a night manager shaped her remarkable career trajectory and leadership style. Hilton Americas-Houston – The entrepreneurial team member spirit explored by Heath includes a general manager’s powerful response to Hurricane Harvey, a chef innovating food and beverage offerings, and an engineer impacting the environment and hotel’s bottom line. The Hilton Effect on Communities and Economies Hilton has been the first to enter numerous emerging markets around the globe, has often remained during difficult times, and has led the charge on revitalizing areas that lost hope. By serving this important role, Hilton has become woven into the history, economies, and infrastructure of communities all over the world: Buenos Aires – Hilton revived Puerto Madero in the midst of an economic depression, transforming dilapidated docks into a thriving hub. York, Penn. – The long-vacant Yorktowne Hotel will reopen as part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton and is expected to create a focal point for the area and boost the local economy even prior to opening. Abuja – Hilton produced infrastructure in Nigeria’s newly formed capital, creating sewage and electric systems, building factories, paving roads and recruiting team members from around the world to quickly teach locals – many of whom had never set foot in a hotel – to deliver five-star service to nearly 1,000 government officials. Sri Lanka – Despite a civil war, bombs, air raids and cyclones, Hilton Colombo maintained its business and staff, providing a sanctuary to the community and team members. “Conrad Hilton’s vision was simple – to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality – but he couldn’t have predicted how committing to his dream would take on different meanings throughout the world over the 100 years,” said Nassetta. “With our 100th milestone around the corner, we are welcoming more guests, employing more people and opening more hotels than ever before – and our impact will continue to shape the globe for the next century and beyond, affecting future generations of travelers.” The Hilton Effect by Chip Heath and Karla Starr is available for download here and will soon be available on Amazon. Proceeds from Amazon will benefit The Hilton Responds Fund, which provides support to Hilton Team Members and the communities they serve in times of need. Click here to watch a video on the Hilton Effect. About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181017005486/en/ Contacts Craig DezernHiltoncraig.dezern@hilton.com703-883-6907 Source: Hilton Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo As Hilton nears 100-year milestone, new research uncovers a world-changing impact. (Graphic: Business Wire) Logo View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181017005486/en
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Every investor is on the lookout for the next hot stock or mutual fund to invest in. But how many take time to find out all the investment fees that will be associated with their investment? There are various investment fees you will be charged that you need to be aware of. When you approach your financial advisor, make sure that you ask them to explain to you in details all the charges that you will pay when you make an investment. Here are 6 investment fees to take note of before you invest:  
Finance Attitude - 5 Crucial Things to Consider Before You Buy a Stock
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Finance Attitude - Understanding the 3 Basic Stock Subclasses
Different Stock experts and traders have grouped stocks into classes and subclasses. The main class is the ordinary and the preferential shares. All publicly traded companies issue common or ordinary stock and some companies also issue preferred stock which is less risky but has lower returns. The subclasses are many and each has its own characteristics and is subject to specific external demands that affect the stock performance at any given time. The stocks are described based on the behavior that is subject to a variety of factors.  
Finance Attitude - 9 Types of Hedge Funds That Investors Need to Know
9 Types of Hedge Funds That Investors Need to Know
A hedge fund is an alternative investment that pools capital from accredited individuals to speculate and uses diverse strategies to earn active alpha or return for the investors. To achieve a greater return on capital, hedge funds utilize different strategies and investing styles. All the fund types generally fall into five categories which include macro, event-driven, arbitrage, long/short and tactical trading. Here are the 9 common types of hedge funds that you need to know: 1.    Convertible Arbitrage This is a long/short equity strategy that buys convertible securities of the company and short sells the ordinary stock of the same company.  The convertible security is usually a convertible bond that can be converted into common stock at some point in the future. 2.    Long-short Equity Funds This is one of the most flexible types of funds that allow the manager to hold a long as well as a short portfolio. Fund managers purchase the stock of the companies they anticipate to outperform and then short sell the stock of the companies they expect will fall in price or underperform. 3.    Event-Driven Fund The event-driven investing style is a strategy which is more open to interpretation due to a wide variety of events that can occur. The news of event such as an IPO, a merger, an acquisition, a spin-off among others can cause price inefficiencies to occur before and after such events. These price inefficiencies are what the fund managers attempt to take advantage to boost the fund's return. 4.    Macro Funds These are diverse types of funds that can invest in stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities. They search for global opportunities and tend to invest in situations created by changes in the government policy, interest rates, and economic policy. These funds tend to use derivatives and can be significantly leveraged. 5.    Distressed Securities Funds This fund involves buying stocks of companies that are in distress, restructuring and those facing potential bankruptcy. These securities are usually in form of bonds, trade claims, bank debt, preferred or common stock. The securities in most cases are sold at deep discounts and so fund managers take advantage of that. 6.    Emerging-Market Funds The fund invests in the emerging market or the developing countries and the companies that are within these markets. The growth in emerging economies tends to be more volatile and is likely to face high inflation rates. 7.    Fixed-Income Arbitrage Funds The fund attempts to take advantage of price differences between two securities which are usually done in fixed income market only. The securities involved include corporate bonds, treasuries, municipal bonds, or even credit default swaps. This is a winning strategy but with minimal gains and loss is less frequent. 8.    Merger Arbitrage These funds are a sub-section of the event-driven funds. The fund buys and sells the stocks of two merging companies simultaneously. In a merger event announcement, the price of the stock of the company being acquired jumps in price but usually trades below the offer price due to the uncertainty of whether the merger will occur or not. The stock of the acquiring company tends to drop in value if the transaction involves an exchange of stock. 9.    Market Neutral These funds are almost similar to equity long-short funds as they seek returns that are fully independent of the market performance. The funds one strategy is holding equal long and short positions within the same sector, a strategy that places emphasis on stock selection an analysis. These funds tend to eliminate market volatility. They may use derivatives to hedge the entire portfolio and use leverage to enhance returns.
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LONDON, Oct. 17, 2018 /CNW/ -- Leading blockchain technology research and development outfit nChain has rolled out the release candidate of the Bitcoin SV client on October 15 -- one month ahead of the November Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgrade. BCH miners and mining pools are encouraged to begin using Bitcoin SV.
LONDON, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading blockchain technology research and development outfit nChain has rolled out the release candidate of the Bitcoin SV client on October 15 -- one month ahead of the November Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgrade. BCH miners and mining pools are encouraged to begin using Bitcoin SV.
LotBlok to Enable Simple, Blockchain-Based Auto Sales
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LotBlok Inc., an auto-tech company based in San Carlos, CA, is announcing the release of a blockchain-based car sales platform this coming January. By integrating advanced Blockchain and IPFS technology into their preexisting system for P2P, B2B, and P2B car sales, LotBlok will enable cheaper, easier, and faster car sales for everyone. With 1,000+ successful sales and established partnerships with Manheim Automotive and the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, LotBlok is poised to revolutionize the $200B+/yr used car sales industry. "There's never been a more pressing time," said LotBlok CEO Ian Smith about today's auto-sales industry. "I was practically born on a car lot, and I've worked with cars for 20+ years - liquidation has always been a problem, but it's been getting increasingly worse… there's no simple option for selling an unwanted car." LotBlok hopes to change this with its intuitive approach to auto-sales. Using the LotBlok requires virtually no effort from the end user, and eliminates the need to deal with the hassles of finding a private buyer or negotiating with a pushy dealer. The steps are easy: visit LotBlok.com or download the LotBlok app, enter or scan your car's information, and receive a quote verified on the Blockchain. Once the quote is approved, a transporter arrives to facilitate title transfer and bring the car to the buyer. "We're going to make the process easier for everyone, it's a win-win. No more hassling over prices, payment, or transport; LotBlok handles everything smoothly," says CEO Ian Smith. In addition, LotBlok is said to give better payouts by replacing sluggish, outdated systems with new technology. "By replacing the costly and unreliable legacy technologies most auto companies use with blockchain technology, we can leapfrog currently established businesses and occupy a brand new market space," said Blockchain Lead Sebastian Mellen. LotBlok aims, he says, to become a "leader of the automotive tech industry" by combining its unique position as an established company with the competitive advantage afforded by the adoption of new technologies. The team at LotBlok, meanwhile, is preparing for the product launch - "We've spent the last 3 years, plenty of sweat, and a few tears developing our platform and automotive marketplace. We could not be more excited for the next step in our journey." Available for interview requests in San Francisco and San Diego - call Ian +1-866-LOT-BLOK (SF) or Sebastian at +1-858-342-3398 (SD). Media Contact:Sebastian Mellen+1(858)324-3398203378@email4pr.com View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lotblok-to-enable-simple-blockchain-based-auto-sales-300732622.html SOURCE LotBlok Inc.