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Liberty University ranked No. 2 by Military Times for Military Friendliness and Academic Excellence

16 12 2017

LYNCHBURG, Va. December 15, 2017 Liberty University was recently recognized for its stand-out academic programs and military supportive culture by Military Times, earning the No. 2 rank on the list of Best Online & Nontraditional Schools of 2018. Liberty has been ranked in the top 10 by Military Times for the past eight years. Military Times recognized Liberty for its vibrant military community both on campus and online, as well as for its services, including financial assistance and its Veterans Center. “It is a privilege to serve our amazing military and veteran students,” said Emily Foutz, Liberty’s director of Military Affairs. “The Military Times ranking is an honor simply because it reflects that the services Liberty provides are meeting the needs of our student veterans which will help them succeed in their educational pursuits and beyond. We are consistently evaluating our services and seeking to expand them. It is important to us that our military community feel...

Steel Dynamics Provides Fourth Quarter 2017 Guidance

15 12 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) today provided fourth quarter 2017 earnings guidance in the range of $0.48 to $0.52 per diluted share.  Estimated fourth quarter 2017 earnings guidance does not include the impact from any proposed change to federal tax legislation in the United States.  The guidance range includes the following items: Additional expense of $7 million, or approximately $0.02 per diluted share, related to the company's recent debt refinancing activities, Lower earnings of approximately $27 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, related to the company's two flat roll division planned outages, which resulted in higher costs and lower value-add shipments, as discussed on the third quarter earnings conference call, and Additional tax benefit of approximately $0.07 per diluted share, related to certain discrete valuation allowance reductions, state tax refunds and equity compensation. Comparatively, the company's...

Turning Point USA Announces Live Streaming of Student Action Summit

15 12 2017

Press Release - updated: Dec 15, 2017 16:13 EST LEMONT, Ill., December 15, 2017 - Turning Point USA today announced that their Student Action Summit (SAS) in West Palm Beach would be live-streamed via their Facebook page. The summit is set to run the 19-22 of December and will feature dozens of today's most influential speakers including Donald Trump Jr., Ben Shapiro, Anthony Scaramucci, and Governor Scott Walker. "We've worked so hard this year to put this incredible lineup together, we wanted to make sure as many people got to experience it as possible," said Charlie Kirk, Founder and Executive Director for Turning Point USA. "We're incredibly thankful for everyone that's helped us make this possible, and I hope everyone that isn't able to attend in person can tune in for this once in a lifetime event!" This event comes as a follow up to the organizations Young Women's Leadership Summit held last July. That conference had almost 1000 young women come together...

Breakthrough Video Animation Library by Florida Patent Attorney Unlocks Patent Secrets for Inventors, Startups and Entrepreneurs

15 12 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Prof. John Rizvi, Esq, renowned AV-rated and one of the first board certified patent lawyers in the United States, and creator of the inventor platform, The Patent Professor®, has released a groundbreaking educational animation video library designed to simplify arcane and complex aspects of patent law for entrepreneurs seeking to accelerate and win patent approval with the United States Patent Office (USPTO) for their ideas. The extensive, 30 part video series capitalizes on Prof. Rizvi's experience as an Adjunct Professor of patent law at Nova Law School for over 18 years and offers clear, simple and quick strategies to help Florida patent inventors and inventors nationwide nurture, protect, and profit from their idea or invention.  While the patent process can be intimidating, it is also punishes innovators for the tiniest errors in a patent filing which could put decades of future royalty profits at risk.  It also...

Salt Cave Inc. builds the FIRST Himalayan Salt Cave in Indiana

15 12 2017

St. John, Indiana gets its first Himalayan salt cave built by leading salt cave builder Dr. Margaret Smiechowski and her company Salt Cave Inc. The cave sports an advanced climate control system, a night sky with  a full moon  and other artistic elements and a salt fireplace. Rutland, VT – December 15, 2017 – St. John Indiana gets its first Himalayan Salt Cave to take residents and visitors one step closer to good health. The builder behind the revolutionary therapeutic construction is America’s foremost expert on Himalayan salt Dr. Margaret Smiechowski and her company Salt Cave Inc. The cave stands out with its unique engineering & design featuring cutting edge climate control system which includes a perfect night sky dotted with full moon and even a salt fireplace. “We are excited to provide the state with its first ever Himalayan salt cave. Natural salt caves are famous for their amazing healing properties. Europe has acknowledged the healing wonders of salt caves...

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul Say Happy Holidays With Very Special New Single Out Today

15 12 2017

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Jeffrey R. Lewis, President of Legacy Health Endowment, Shares Helpful Pharma Advice During the Holidays

15 12 2017

TURLOCK, Calif., Dec. 15, 2017 -- If you or someone you love are one of the millions of Americans with a chronic disease or a life-threatening condition, pharmaceutical manufacturers and their partners offer you a gift of hope this holiday season. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are often criticized as Scrooge or the Grinch in our country's health care system. Elected officials and advocacy organizations want to blame somebody for rising Rx costs, and the most obvious target is the Big Pharma. But in this blame game, very little attention is given to the help the pharmaceutical industry and its partners quietly provide to patients in need through a variety of programs. Such programs are often based on the patient's household income, but not always. Patients with no health insurance coverage are often the first group considered eligible.  Likewise, those with one or more chronic or life-threatening conditions are a high priority. If you fall into one of these categories,...

UAW Members Ratify Labor Agreement For Dearborn Works

15 12 2017

WEST CHESTER, OH--(Marketwired - Dec 15, 2017) -  AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that members of the United Auto Workers (UAW), Local 600, have ratified a three-year, seven-month agreement covering about 1,180 hourly production and maintenance employees at the company's Dearborn (MI) Works. AK Steel said that UAW officials notified the company that the contract was ratified in voting that concluded yesterday. The agreement will be in effect until July 31, 2021.  "We are pleased to have reached an agreement with our hourly employees at Dearborn Works," said Roger K. Newport, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel. "This contract positions us well to meet the future needs of our company and our customers, as we continue to drive our sales of value-added and innovative products including our NEXMET™ family of high strength steels for our automotive customers." Dearborn Works produces a wide range of hot rolled, cold rolled and coated steel, including hot dip galvanized...

2018 ASAP Global Alliance Summit to Provide New Business Perspectives and Proven Leadership Practices

15 12 2017

CANTON, Mass. December 15, 2017 The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), an international association dedicated to the leadership and practice of alliance management, partnering, and business collaboration, announced the theme for the 2018 Global Alliance Summit: “Propelling Partnering for the On-Demand World: New Perspectives + Proven Practices for Collaborative Business,” to be held March 26-28 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The largest international management education opportunity of its kind, participants have access to the latest trends in the profession from a range of leading industry thought leaders providing groundbreaking talks, practical workshops, and cutting-edge sessions. The 2018 Summit particularly emphasizes programming for veteran alliance mangers that focuses on how to apply leading edge practices and seasoned know- how at a time of considerable change with increasing multi-industry partnering. The thought leaders representing numerous industry...

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. Declares 2017 Fourth-Quarter Cash Dividend

15 12 2017

ARCHBOLD, Ohio, Dec. 15, 2017 -- The Board of Directors of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq:FMAO) the holding company of The Farmers & Merchants State Bank, with assets of approximately $1.1 billion at September 30, 2017, today announced that it has approved the company’s quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per share.  Adjusted for a September 20, 2017, two-for-one stock split, this quarterly cash dividend payment is an increase of 13.0% over the same period last year.  The fourth quarter dividend is payable on January 20, 2018, to shareholders of record as of December 26, 2017. About Farmers & Merchants State Bank:The Farmers & Merchants State Bank is a local independent community bank that has been serving Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana since 1897.  The Farmers & Merchants State Bank provides commercial banking, retail banking and other financial services through its 24 offices.  Our locations are in Fulton, Defiance, Henry,...

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