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AlphaClone ETFs to Change Indices, Lower Fees and Transfer Exchanges
13 12 2017
SAN FRANCISCO and OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC, investment adviser to the AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF (NYSE Arca: ALFA), and AlphaClone Inc., investment adviser to the AlphaClone International ETF (NYSE Arca: ALFI), announced today several exciting changes to the AlphaClone ETFs. Effective December 27, 2017, the AlphaClone ETFs will change the underlying indexes that they track – the AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF will begin tracking the AlphaClone Hedge Fund Masters Index and the AlphaClone International ETF will begin tracking the AlphaClone International Index.
The AlphaClone Hedge Fund Masters Index is designed to track the performance of up to 50 U.S.-listed equity securities selected based on a proprietary hedge fund position replication methodology developed by AlphaClone, Inc. The methodology ranks hedge funds and institutional investors based on the efficacy of replicating their publicly disclosed positions and selects equities...
American Heart Association Announces 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach Of The Year Finalists
13 12 2017
HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2017 -- American Heart Association (AHA) and 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant title sponsor Marathon Oil Corporation announced today a powerhouse lineup of finalists for the 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award – the nation's top award for college football coaches. The winner will be announced live Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 during the awards dinner and ceremony at the Hilton Americas-Houston.
Representing the country's finest college football coaches, 2017 award finalists are:
Paul Chryst - University of Wisconsin
Clay Helton - University of Southern California
Scott Frost – formerly with the University of Central Florida now with the University of Nebraska
Gus Malzahn - Auburn University
Jeff Monken - Army
Kirby Smart - University of Georgia
Dabo Swinney - Clemson University
Coaching legend Steve Spurrier is the recipient of the Bear Bryant 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award and will also attend the dinner in January. Spurrier was the head coach...
COBRA LEGAL SOLUTIONS GROWS ITS TEAM WITH A POWERFUL NEW ADDITION
13 12 2017
Renee Meisel, COO & VP of Legal
Cobra introduces its new Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Legal, Renee Meisel
AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2017 -- AUSTIN, TX– Cobra Legal Solutions, a leading global provider of technology and legal support services, is excited to announce that Renee Meisel will become the company's new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Vice President of Legal effective December 11, 2017․ In conjunction with Ms. Meisel's position at Cobra, the company will transform and align its organizational structure to support its evolving service offerings and growing technology division, as well as drive greater operational efficiency across the growing organization. The combination of Renee’s industry knowledge and experience with Cobra’s award-winning technologies and exceptional team will provide clients with industry-leading support in eDiscovery and other aspects of legal operations and outsourcing.As COO...
Samples: Total Dust Control Solution Leads to Statistically Zero Exposure
13 12 2017
SPRING, Texas, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Two sources of industrial hygiene testing confirm AIRIS Wellsite Services' proven technology and workplace best practices lead to levels of compliance that surpass OSHA's new, stricter silica exposure standard.
Sampling was completed during a recent project in Arkansas' Fayetteville Shale. All samples bettered the OSHA standard for crystalline silica dust exposure, keeping silica dust exposure levels below the OSHA Action level threshold. 80% of the samples produced results below detectable levels.
Sampling done by AIRIS industrial hygiene experts was confirmed by the results of the operator's own industrial hygiene testing. These extremely successful measurements were recorded at every location sampled, which included hot zones for silica dust exposure including the blender and sand mover. Samples recorded in these areas show employees had a statistically zero exposure to respirable silica dust.
"It's not a matter of simply...
Bluefin Expands its Decryptx® PCI-Validated P2PE Network to More Than 50 Connected Partners
13 12 2017
“Decryptx provides any processor, gateway or integrated software provider, globally, the ability to extend the security, cost benefits and reduced PCI scope of Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution directly to their clients," said Ruston Miles, Chief Strategy Officer, Bluefin.
ATLANTA December 13, 2017
Bluefin, the leader in payment security, announced today the expansion of its highly scalable Decryptx® PCI-Validated P2PE Network to more than 50 payment gateways, processors and software platforms from across the globe – with an expected 60 partners to be enabled on Bluefin’s P2PE platform by the end of 2017.
Bluefin introduced Decryptx in November 2014 – just eight months after the company became the first North American provider to receive PCI validation for their P2PE solution. At that time, Bluefin was one of only four companies globally to have received validation.
“It was actually a conversation with a major petroleum provider that brought about the idea for Decryptx,”...
Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week Ending December 9, 2017
13 12 2017
DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.
The Flu Index provides valuable insight by showing which cities or metropolitan areas are experiencing the most incidences of influenza each week based on Index methodology. The data does not measure actual levels or severity of flu activity.
With the ability to generate hyper-local data across most U.S. markets, the Flu Index is an online, interactive resource allowing anyone to search and find information regarding the most current state of influenza in their community.
To view this week’s Walgreens Flu Index, maps and other online features, including the ability to search by market name or state, click here.
Top 10 DMAs* with Flu ActivityWeek Ending 12/9/2017
1. Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas2. Beaumont-Port...
Holiday Bonuses: Cash Tops the List
13 12 2017
Favorite Types of Holiday Bonuses
Whether it’s a cash bonus or another gesture of appreciation, showing some ‘holiday spirit’ this time of year can go a long way in enhancing workplace morale and employee loyalty. - Bob Funk, CEO of Express
OKLAHOMA CITY December 13, 2017
Chris Ashcraft, who runs an Express Employment Professionals office in Mobile, Alabama, has seen companies give quite the range of bonuses over the years. A local door manufacturer gave employees the last two weeks of the year off—and $75 in after-tax spending money. A construction firm handed out $2,000, while another company gave out frozen turkeys.
While fowl might be a welcome addition to the holiday dinner table, most employees prefer cash, according to multiple Express owners and surveys.
Respondents were asked, “What is your favorite type of holiday bonus?” Seventy-seven percent (77%) said cash bonuses, 15 percent said paid time off, 5 percent said gift cards, 2 percent said a holiday party,...
Funds For Learning Report Indicates Progress and Pitfalls of E-rate Program
13 12 2017
“While much has changed during the last two decades, wide-ranging support for E-rate has remained a constant. Hearing input from school and library patrons will help administrators continue to grow the program’s positive impact,” said John Harrington, CEO of Funds For Learning.
Edmond, Oklahoma December 13, 2017
The impending decision by the FCC to maintain or repeal Net Neutrality raises questions about how internet regulation could impact connectivity for U.S. schools and libraries. To help educate and support discussions regarding the importance of broadband connection and E-rate funding, Funds For Learning releases its annual 2017 E-rate Trends Report.
Based on a survey of approximately 1,100 participants who closely resemble the total population of E-rate applicants, the 2017 E-rate Trends Report analyzes the strengths of the program in supporting connectivity goals and highlights areas for improvement. Results include:
Data and internet services accounted for $2.5 billion...
Generational Equity Advises Self's Inc. in Sale to E.J. Welch Company
13 12 2017
DALLAS, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Self's Inc., by E.J. Welch Company Inc. The transaction closed November 17, 2017.Self's is a wholesale distributor of flooring products based in Wichita, Kansas, selling products to retail and contractor customers from its headquarters and four other locations in Merriam, Kansas; Springfield, Missouri; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was originally established in 1938 as a retail floor covering company but now offers a complete sundry supply business, which includes carpet cushion and installation materials. All three owners will remain with the company.E.J. Welch Company is a value-added partner to flooring dealers, contractors, architect and design professionals, and the installation trade. It has 12 locations in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin where it sells installation...
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