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Verizon engineers partner with NAF to visit dozens of high schools across the country to celebrate National Engineers Week

19 02 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 19, 2018 -- More than 42,000 wireline & wireless engineers work at Verizon across the globe.  Each day the men and women of the Verizon Network teams build and deploy the latest technologies to serve consumers, government agencies and businesses of all sizes.  These engineers are providing networks to help society as a whole, and critical communications when it’s needed the most.To celebrate National Engineers Week (Feb. 18-24), on Wednesday, February 21, more than 30 Verizon engineers and other employees will visit approximately 30 NAF academies of engineering across the country to speak about the importance of STEM education with more than 1,100 students.  There’s a great demand for jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).  The U.S. Labor Department estimates STEM-related jobs will grow to more than 9 million by 2022.   Since 1982, NAF has been partnering with high-need communities to improve outcomes...

LifeQuotes.com Celebrates 350,000th Customer Milestone

19 02 2018

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“Lifetime Achievement” Awarded to Bonnie Raitt, Legendary Guitarist and Singer

19 02 2018

New York, NY, February 19, 2018 -- The National GUITAR Museum announced that Bonnie Raitt, one of the most accomplished guitarists of the past 50 years, will receive its annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Raitt is only the eighth recipient of the award.Raitt’s musicianship spans four decades of popular music, from gritty blues to chart-topping pop and rock. “There has not been a more visible female player of the electric guitar in history,” according to HP Newquist, the executive director of The National GUITAR Museum. “Bonnie’s extraordinary skill and her inherent passion for electric blues - along with her mastery of slide guitar, one of the most difficult musical styles to play well - are second to none in modern guitar. She is both an icon and an inspiration, and we’re honored to be able to recognize Bonnie’s contribution to the guitar with this award.”“I'm so honored to be receiving this Lifetime Achievement award from the National GUITAR Museum,” said Ms....

Colombia Tops Countries Looking for Miami Homes

19 02 2018

George C. Jalil, 2018 MIAMI Chairman of the Board “South Florida is a top location for Latin American homebuyers, but it’s also a top destination for countries all over the world,” said George C. Jalil, a Miami broker and the 2018 MIAMI chairman of the board. MIAMI February 19, 2018 Colombian consumers posted the most web searches among foreign countries for Miami homes in December, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida finished as the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and is a top-five market for consumers in the world’s six largest regions, according to December data. Colombia registered 10.5 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, http://www.MiamiRealtors.com, in December 2017. “South Florida is a top location for Latin American homebuyers, but it’s also a top destination for countries all over the world,” said George C. Jalil, a Miami broker and the 2018 MIAMI chairman of the...

M3 Global Research Appoints Laura Haxton-Wilde as Head of European Qualitative Research

19 02 2018

M3 Global Research Head of European Qualitative Research Laura Haxton-Wilde Laura’s vast experience working across Europe, combined with her deep knowledge of stakeholders involved in healthcare research and considerable expertise in qualitative methodologies will allow us to expand our offering to fill the void our clients are begging us to address. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. February 19, 2018 M3 Global Research is delighted to announce the recent hire of Laura Haxton-Wilde who will join the M3 team as the Head of European Qualitative Research working from M3’s London office in Hammersmith. In this newly created role, Haxton-Wilde will take the helm of M3’s expanding qualitative services managing the European team of 13 project managers and the call center based within our European offices. Beyond staff management, Laura will be responsible for the continued growth of the M3 qualitative offering for virtual, online, and in-person research across Europe. In consideration of her...

Enhanced Franklin Electric FPS PowerSewer® System Provides Added Flexibility in Service Friendly System

19 02 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Feb. 19, 2018 -- Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) offers the enhanced FPS PowerSewer® System as a more flexible, service friendly, and efficient system for residential and commercial applications. This low-pressure sewer system is available in 60-, 72-, 84-, and 96-inch basin sizes and pumps wastewater to a collection or treatment area, making it a proven alternative to gravity sewer systems and septic tanks. The basin’s internal C-Channel assembly releases from the top of the unit, simplifying accessibility to and maintenance of its components. The updated design of the new tank also provides for easy access and replacement of all other internal components. The float tree is spring loaded and easily removable, with a lift handle to simplify pump removal. In addition, the redesigned FPS PowerSewer System features an isolated pump support that can accommodate heavier pumps for expanded applications. This provides added installation flexibility through the compatibility...

Global Reinforced Plastics Industry

19 02 2018

LONDON, Feb. 19, 2018 -- Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/92426The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World.Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.The report profiles 89 companies including many key and niche players such as:- 3B-the Fiberglass Company- A. Schulman, Inc.- BASF SE- China Jushi Co., Ltd.- Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation- Core Molding Technologies, Inc.Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/92426REINFORCED PLASTICS MCP-1016 A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT CONTENTSI. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting LimitationsDisclaimersData...

United Wholesale Mortgage Makes Virtual E-Closing Available to Borrowers in 16 States, Now Includes Purchases

19 02 2018

TROY, Mich., Feb. 19, 2018 -- United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) has expanded the reach of its virtual e-closing capabilities, as borrowers in 16 states can now enjoy the industry's first end-to-end online mortgage experience without wet signing any documents – and for the first time ever, the virtual process can also be applied to purchase transactions. Originally just offered in four states (Illinois, Montana, Virginia and Washington), the 12-state expansion now introduces the mortgage industry's first real e-closing process to Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Tennessee. UWM continues to partner with Boston-based Notarize to make the technology available to consumers. "Making virtual e-closing technology available in more states and opening it up to purchase business is a huge deal as even more mortgage brokers and borrowers have access to the easiest, most convenient closing process possible,"...

Eagle Roofing Products Announces Recent Changes in New Market Development Initiative

19 02 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. February 19, 2018 Eagle Roofing Products announces recent changes in the New Market Development effort, a multi-faceted initiative to seek new growth opportunities and push the existing concrete tile roofing market north of the Sunbelt region. Since the initiative’s launch in 2015, Eagle has continued to create awareness in the non-core markets through various marketing approaches, including targeting professional roofing contractors and the design professional community. Initially, six sales representatives were also added to these markets to aid in the effort; however, with the growing need to target the northern regions, that number has recently increased to nine: Western Canada (Alberta & Saskatchewan) – Mr. Trevor Layng Western Washington/Oregon/British Columbia (Lower Mainland & Vancouver Island) – Mr. Christopher Schott Idaho/Wyoming/Montana/Eastern Washington – Mr. Craig Bailey Wisconsin/Illinois/Minnesota/Iowa/St. Louis Metro Area– Mr. Adam Fuchs Michigan/Ohio/Indiana/Eastern...

Rainmakers Announces New Owner Start 2018

19 02 2018

We plan to take Rainmakers to the next level and make it the best resort in New Mexico and the Southwest! Past News Releases RSS RUIDOSO, N.M. February 19, 2018 Rainmakers, Southern New Mexico’s premier resort community and golf club, announces new ownership as the property celebrates its 17th anniversary. Over the holidays, Dallas/Fort Worth-based businessman and commercial real estate developer Bill Vaughan purchased the award-winning, 1,023-acre community in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca mountains. “I consider ownership of the Rainmakers property to be both an honor and a unique privilege,” Vaughan wrote in an introductory letter to the club’s members. The purchase stems from Vaughan’s lifelong love of the Ruidoso area. Originally born in Hobbs, N.M., Vaughan said he made celebrated summer and winter pilgrimages to Ruidoso, and that the community, “is as much like home as any place that I have ever lived.” He lives in the Dallas area with his wife, Kathryn,...

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