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IHS Markit Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce
Nov. 13, 2018 18:21 UTC Recognized for “lifelong contribution to the global energy industry” and “extraordinary accomplishments over a distinguished career” ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is the 2018 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, an organization dedicated to increasing international trading relationships and improving socio-economic conditions in emerging markets. The first-ever award was presented to Dr. Yergin during the organization’s 21st Annual Private VIP Board of Advisors Dinner at The Emirates Palace during the ADIPEC energy conference in Abu Dhabi. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Daniel Yergin, vice chairman, IHS Markit, delivers remarks upon being awarded the first Lifetime Achievement Award by the Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce in Abu Dhabi. Photo credit: Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce In presenting the award, the Bilateral Chamber’s Chairman of the Board, David L. Phillips noted, “It is my pleasure to bestow this honor unto Dan in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the global energy industry and his extraordinary accomplishments over a distinguished career as a highly respected authority, if not ‘The Authority,’ on energy, international politics and economics.” “I am extremely honored to be presented with this distinguished award by Mr. Phillips and the Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce,” Dr. Yergin said. “Since its founding more than two decades ago, the Bilateral Chamber has provided invaluable service as a facilitator of knowledge, cooperation and understanding across important industries and regions and I am most grateful for this honor.” Dr. Yergin is an authority on energy, international politics and economics. He is vice chairman of IHS Markit, one of the leading information and advisory firms in the world. He is chairman of CERAWeek by IHS Markit, the company’s annual energy conference that is regarded as one of the industry's preeminent gatherings. Time Magazine said, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” The New York Times described Daniel Yergin as “America’s most influential energy pundit.” He is the author most recently of the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. The Quest has been called “a masterly piece of work” by The Economist. The New York Times said it is “necessary reading for C.E.O.s, conservationists, lawmakers, generals, spies, tech geeks, thriller writers,” among many others. Bill Gates summed up his review saying, “This is a fantastic book.” Dr. Yergin is a Pulitzer Prize winner for his book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, which has been translated into 20 languages. Among his other noted works is Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, which The Wall Street Journal said, “No one could ask for a better account of the world’s political and economic destiny since World War II.” Both The Prize and Commanding Heights were made into award-winning television documentaries for PBS and BBC. Dr. Yergin has served on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded him the first “James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security” and the International Association for Energy Economics presented him with its 2012 award for “outstanding contributions to the profession of energy economics and to its literature.” He is also a recipient of the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.” Dr. Yergin is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and a director of the United States Energy Association. He is a member of Singapore’s International Energy Panel and the Advisory Boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and of the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy. Dr. Yergin holds a BA from Yale University, where he founded The New Journal, and a PhD from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He has received honorary degrees from the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Houston, the University of Missouri and Dartmouth College. About IHS Markit ( IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. IHS Markit is a registered trademark of IHS Markit Ltd. and/or its affiliates. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners © 2018 IHS Markit Ltd. All rights reserved. View source version on Contacts IHS MarkitJeff Marn+1 202-463-8213jeff.marn@ihsmarkit.comPress Team+1 Source: IHS Markit Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo Daniel Yergin, vice chairman, IHS Markit, delivers remarks upon being awarded the first Lifetime Achievement Award by the Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce in Abu Dhabi. Photo credit: Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce Logo View this news release and multimedia online at:

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), a leading omni-direct lifestyle company, today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018.
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, reported financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2018.
BARRINGTON, Ill., Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CTI Industries Corporation (NASDAQ: CTIB) ("CTI"), a manufacturer and global marketer of novelty balloons, vacuum and flexible packaging and storage products, printed and laminated films, party goods, Candy Blossoms and home container products, today reported financial results for the third quarter ("Q3 2018") and nine months ended September 30, 2018.
PDAC 2019 Awards Honour Industry Leaders
TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is excited to announce that six top international and domestic performers have been selected in recognition of their excellence.Now in its 41st year, the annual PDAC awards showcase exceptional leaders in the mineral exploration and mining community. Recipients will be celebrated at an Awards Gala & After Party at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Tuesday, March 5 during the PDAC 2019 Convention.Congratulations to the award recipients for their outstanding accomplishments.Bill Dennis Award: Peregrine Diamonds Ltd, Chidliak Diamond DistrictIn 2008, the Peregrine Diamonds exploration team made the grassroots discovery of the Chidliak Diamond District, near Iqaluit on Baffin Island, Nunavut--Canada’s second largest kimberlite district. Exploration programs and engineering studies completed between 2008 and 2018 led to the discovery of 74 kimberlites, one of which has a 17.96 million carat inferred mineral resource with an average grade of 2.41 carats per tonne and average diamond value of US$151 per carat, with six other kimberlites having economic potential. A 2018 Preliminary Economic Assessment outlined an open pit mine with a 13-year mine life and post-tax NPV of CAD$668.7 million and IRR of 31.2%. Peregrine was acquired by De Beers Canada in 2018, and anticipation is that Chidliak will become Canada’s next diamond mine.Distinguished Service Award: Donald (Don) BubarThe inaugural Chair of the PDAC Aboriginal Affairs Committee that was formed in 2004, Don is credited with raising awareness about the importance of engagement between companies and Indigenous communities, and encouraging participation by Indigenous peoples in the mineral industry. During Don’s tenure, PDAC saw tremendous growth in participation by self-identified Indigenous people at the annual PDAC Convention. Don was instrumental in developing a relationship with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN, which ultimately led to the Memorandum of Understanding between PDAC and AFN, signed March 4, 2008.Environmental & Social Responsibility Award: NexGen Energy Ltd. A uranium exploration and development company with a portfolio of projects in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Uranium Basin, NexGen is giving back to the province by investing in community initiatives focused on education, health and economic development. NexGen’s programs empower Saskatchewan’s youth through hands-on work experience, providing access to education, sport and employment opportunities. From an environmental standpoint, NexGen is an early adopter of centrifuge units and introduced the use of TECH Directional drilling methods as a way of reducing the surface footprint from exploration drilling.Skookum Jim Award: Gordon MaxwellA well-known and respected geologist who is a member of Sachigo Lake First Nation in northwestern Ontario. Gord’s 35+ year career has taken him around the world evaluating projects and potential acquisitions. He is a long-time workplace health and safety advocate, and has spent many years championing the Canadian Diamond Drilling Association’s Drilling Excellence Certification Program to establish a new, higher standard of quality in the diamond drilling industry. He is well-known and respected in the Canadian minerals industry and is an exceptional role model to all youth, particularly young Indigenous people.Thayer Lindsley Award: Cardinal Resources Limited, Namdini Gold ProjectThe Namdini Project is a rapidly evolving discovery. An atypical Birimian gold deposit in the northeast corner of Ghana that comprises an initial Minable Reserve of 129.6 million tonnes at an average grade of 1.14 grams per tonne of gold, for an impressive 4.76 million ounces of gold that can be extracted from a single open pit. In addition, there are nearly 63 million indicated and inferred tonnes at 1.2 grams per tonne of gold for 2.11 million ounces gold. Based on the October, 2018 pre-feasibility study, and using US$1,250 as a gold price, Namdini has a post-tax NPV(8) = US$588 million, with a IRR of 38%.Viola R. MacMillan Award: Nemaska Lithium Inc.Nemaska’s Whabouchi project is located in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region in Québec, and is one of North America’s largest spodumene deposits. The company successfully completed a CAD$1 billion financing package in May 2018, to build a unique lithium hydroxide and carbonate production facility, in tandem with a spodumene mine. The Whabouchi Mine and concentrator are expected to start production with sales of spodumene concentrate in the third quarter of 2019. It has an initial 33-year mine life and is expected to produce 213,000 tonnes per year of 6.25% (Li2O) spodumene concentrate.PDAC’s Board of Directors select recipients based on the recommendations of the association’s Awards Committee. More information about the 2019 award recipients will soon be available at the PDACPDAC is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community. With over 8,000 members around the world in all sectors of the mining industry, PDAC’s mission is to promote a globally-responsible, vibrant and sustainable minerals industry. As the trusted representative of the sector, PDAC encourages best practices in technical, operational, environmental, safety and social performance. PDAC is known worldwide for its annual PDAC Convention, regarded as the premier international event for the mineral industry. The PDAC Convention has attracted more than 25,000 people in recent years and will next be held March 3-6, 2019 in Toronto. Please visit Contact Kristy Kenny +1-416-362-1969 x 233  kkenny@pdac.caPhotos accompanying this announcement are available at
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Supports Launch of New Rural Health Project with Texas A&M University
RICHARDSON, Texas, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Texas A&M University Health Science Center (TAMHSC) today announced a new project to support collaborative care and healthy communities that will target identifying and implementing solutions to healthcare challenges facing rural and underserved communities in Texas. BCBSTX's commitment of $10 million to TAMHSC is part of the company's Affordability Cures endeavor aimed at accelerating efforts to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, including by addressing health disparities and social determinants of health. The project will support the mutual goals of TAMHSC and BCBSTX to improve access to healthcare and reduce disparities in health status and outcomes in rural communities. "The research and innovative care delivery strategies that emanate from this collaboration with Texas A&M Health Science Center have potential to not only help rural communities in Texas, but across the nation," said Dr. Dan McCoy, President of BCBSTX. "As someone who grew up in a small town in Texas, I understand and appreciate both the challenges and the healthcare needs of those in rural communities." "We applaud the work already accomplished at Texas A&M Health Science Center," McCoy continued. "But we also realize there is still work to do in providing access to healthcare and creating a sustainable financial and service model for rural healthcare providers. Our funding will help support the incubation of fresh ideas for providing sustained access to quality, cost-effective health care in rural communities across Texas." Texas A&M University was founded as a land-grant institution under the Morrill Act with a mission of helping underserved populations. Today, the Health Science Center—which was formed in 1999 to bring together the health-related disciplines of Texas A&M, continues its land-grant service tradition, placing emphasis on the health needs of those who live in rural areas.  "True to our land-grant designation, we have the responsibility to improve health care and health care delivery to rural areas with forward-thinking research and service," said Carrie L. Byington, MD, vice chancellor for health services at The Texas A&M University System, senior vice president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine. "Support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, combined with the rich expertise and strong sense of selfless service embodied in faculty and staff across the university, will allow our organizations to collectively improve the health of all Texans." The joint project will bring together the expertise of more than 20 cross-disciplinary researchers across eight colleges at Texas A&M University—the Health Science Center's colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health, along with the colleges of agriculture, education and engineering. Focus areas of the project will include:  ambulatory rural care delivery systems, rural hospital function and future, community empowerment, and technology and health information. A flagship of the project will be the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, led by Nancy Dickey, MD, president emeritus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Since it was created 15 years ago, the institute has been identifying the challenges facing small hospitals and creating solutions for how health care can remain in the affected community. Recently, the center was chosen as the sole recipient of a five-year grant from the Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Assistance Program, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will fund the creation of the Center for Optimizing Rural Health, a technical advisory center for the nation, to actively help rural communities maintain their hospital or create other means of access to care after hospitals close. A report, "What's Next? Practical Suggestions for Rural Communities, conducted last year by the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute and the Episcopal Health Foundation, is instructive in detailing some of the healthcare challenges facing Texas' rural communities, such as: 35 counties have no physician 80 counties have five or fewer physicians 58 Texas counties…have no general surgeon 147 Texas counties…people have no obstetrician/gynecologist 185 Texas counties…have no psychiatristThe funding to the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute was one of four grants recently awarded to the Health Science Center by HRSA—combined totaling more than $7 million—to address health care in rural and underserved communities. "Rural health care needs moonshots. That's what we're doing with this collaborative project between two entities with similar missions," said Steven Brown, MD, associate vice president of clinical strategy at Texas A&M Health Science Center. "By combining our expertise, we can create actionable insights to improve health care access, quality and delivery across the state, nation and world." About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of TexasBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) – the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas – is the largest provider of health benefits in the state, working with nearly 80,000 physicians and healthcare practitioners, and 500 hospitals to serve more than 5 million members in all 254 counties. BCBSTX is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) (which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Texas, Illinois, Montana, Oklahoma and New Mexico), the country's largest customer-owned health insurer, and fourth largest health insurer overall.  Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. About Texas A&M University Health Science CenterTexas A&M University Health Science Center is transforming health through innovative research, education and service in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical sciences. As an independent state agency and academic unit of Texas A&M University, the health science center serves the state through campuses in Bryan-College Station, Dallas, Temple, Houston, Round Rock, Kingsville, Corpus Christi and McAllen. Learn more at or follow @TAMHSC on Twitter. | | |   View original content to download multimedia: SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

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Robo-adviser is an automated online wealth management service or a class of digital online financial institutions that offer financial advice or investment management tips online with minimal human intervention. The algorithms are executed by software to allocate, manage and optimize clients’ assets. Being online, however, does not make it less effective and ideal financial institution as it has almost all the aspects of the physical human involvement. The software allocates your investments in many investment products such as the stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities, and futures but directed towards an ETF portfolio. The main aim of the Robo-adviser is to provide portfolio management services or rather allocation of investments among asset classes. The investments are based on your risk tolerance and target return. These firms offer lower-cost investment management and financial advice which can include tax-optimization, retirement planning, insurance and more. They advise clients online and at a distance, without the need for a physical location and inconvenient face-to-face meetings. Investing with a Robo-adviser doesn’t mean sacrificing quality, service or trust, it means getting more convenience and faster services and, most significantly, lower costs. Robo-adviser is a technology that is bringing a digital revolution to the financial planning and investing sector. Here are 5 key benefits of using a Robo-adviser: 1.    Lower Fees Online advisers cost is relatively lower compared to the traditional financial advisers. If you invest through a bank, you probably pay for advice through a commission embedded in the management fees or on your investments. Online firms, on the other hand, charge lower fees because they’re much more investments oriented only and the technology used is automatic and self-guided and thus frees up advisers to fully focus on the client service. This also reduces overhead costs for things such as office space and other office-related expenses. The Online adviser offers a greater fee transparency with no hidden costs. 2.    More Convenient With Robo-advisers, clients receive the advisory services from anywhere across the globe. This saves them time, and other resources and is thus more convenient compared to the traditional financial advisory services. 3.    Low Minimums Robo-advisers’ investment advice is accessible to everyone, regardless of their income or net worth. Online advisers do not categorize clients based on their level of income and will provide advice and investment strategies that are appropriate to the stage you are at. 4.    Better Service The online model fits the modern investor and offers the services to a broader audience compared to the traditional financial services. The advice can be given via Skype, email, or even a phone call and investors get the service they want on their own terms. You don’t have to schedule a meeting with your financial adviser as the advice is provided to you from wherever you are. This digital online experience means that you can be updated on how your investments are performing, get financial planning and analysis tips, and work with your adviser in real time and from any place across the globe. 5.    Robo-adviser is as Safe as a Bank Your accounts with Robo-adviser accounts have the same protections and are provided with similar account protection funds as any other registered bank or financial institution. You don’t have to worry about your investments loss in case of any unexpected occurrences. Key Takeaway Robo-advisers are modernizing investment advice and making it more affordable, more accessible, and more convenient for everyone and are thus something to consider.  
ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As stable coins are becoming more and more sought-after in the cryptocurrency world, Betreasury, a blockchain company developing a crypto-ecosystem for financial applications, after 3-years of intensive research, has launched stable coin BUSD, which is pegged 1:1 to USD via asset collateralization.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HBUS (, the exclusive U.S. strategic partner of Huobi (, the world's leading blockchain asset solutions provider, today announced Jay Ryu as Vice President of Corporate Development. Ryu previously served as the Venture Capital Director at Draper Athena, where he led technology investments across Silicon Valley, Asia, and the Middle East, while working closely with portfolio companies on operational and strategic initiatives.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NEON ID is a patented, interactive 16-color system designed to lay over Internet functions, launching in Spring 2019. Each color will represent the human nuance of people, providing valuable, in-depth superdata and users will be paid in real-time, whenever their personal color data is targeted. A decentralized demand-side platform will allow for advertisers and publishers to participate in a consensual exchange of data, while receiving better analytical data about their consumers while engaging on the blockchain.
SIMBA Chain Wins U.S. Dept. of Defense Contract
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SIMBA Chain, a cloud-based Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform formed from a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grant in 2017 originally developed by ITAMCO and the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a government contract that will see the U.S. Air Force leverage its platform as it explores how Blockchain technology can improve its logistics and supply chain capabilities. The Air Force has a highly complex logistics and supply chain network which moves millions of parts around the world and needs to function dependably and without interruption. This complexity and need for ongoing, documentable precision is an ideal use case for Blockchain. The Air Force will be using SIMBA Chain to securely scale its additive manufacturing supply chain, following a call put out earlier this year by the Department of Defense through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, seeking technologies with commercial applications that can help the service branch streamline its supply chain and logistics and stay ahead of the technological curve. "We're moving what was once a broad, strategic concept to reality," said Brenchley Boden, Senior Engineer at Air Force Research Laboratory. "Digital Thread is game-changing, and we're leading the charge." Blockchain technology can securely connect the Industrial Internet of Things, providing a permanent digital ledger and consensus network that democratizes how business and manufacturing are done. This has implications for global industries spanning government to manufacturing to healthcare. "We're excited to be the first implementers of Blockchain across the entire Digital Thread, not only securing it but applying a non-repudiable and immutable ledger," said SIMBA Chain CEO and Founder Joel Neidig. Joel NeidgPhone: 574.935.6918Email: Related Links Government Guide to Blockchain View original content to download multimedia: SOURCE SIMBA Chain