MacB Partners on DoD Language Interpretation and Translation Contract

Dayton, Ohio, July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company delivering advanced engineering services, cybersecurity and product solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Mid Atlantic Professionals, Inc. DBA/SSI supporting the Department of Defense Language Interpretation and Translation Enterprise II (DLITE II) multiple award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract issued by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). The multiple award IDIQ contract has a five-year base period, as well as a five-year option period with a total ceiling value of $9.8 billion. SSI was selected as one of 20 IDIQ contract awardees to provide foreign language interpretation, translation and transcription services. SSI was chosen as one of nine IDIQ awardees for the Force Projection mission area, which provides linguist services in support of forces engaged in humanitarian, peacekeeping, contingency, and combat operations. Drawing on MacB’s vast history and experience of delivering innovative intelligence and training solutions across multiple theaters, a team of national security and mission experts will provide program and project management support for the contract, as well as technical and field expertise, planning and training. Other multi-discipline solutions may include intelligence analysis and counterintelligence support. “We are pleased to partner with SSI to help deliver specialized interpretation and translation services in support of this crucial requirement,” said Dan Gutierrez, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MacB’s National Security Group (NSG). “This is another opportunity for our team to deliver exceptional intelligence, analysis, and security solutions for U.S. Army INSCOM and the DoD to meet today’s diverse operational and mission requirements.” ABOUT MACAULAY-BROWN, INC. (MacB)
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The global aerospace lightning strike protection market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 10.7% from 2017 to 2022

IRVING, Texas, July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the global aerospace lightning strike protection market looks promising with opportunities in the commercial, regional, and military aircraft markets. The global aerospace lightning strike protection market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 10.7% from 2017 to 2022. The major growth drivers for this market are increasing penetration of composites in aircraft programs, proliferating aircraft deliveries, and aviation regulations and certification standards regarding the use of Lightning Strike Protection (LSP) in aircraft.
Browse 42 Market Data Tables and 38 Figures spread through 118 Pages and in-depth TOC on “aerospace lightning strike protection market- Global Forecast to 2022” this market, expanded foil, interwoven wires, metallized fabrics and fibers, coating and painting, lightning diverter strips, and others are the types of LSP. Lucintel forecasts that the expanded foil segment is expected to remain the largest segment by value and by volume due to usage of expanded foil in new aircraft such as B787 and A350XWB and growing demand of B787 and A350XWB. Expanded foil also provides higher conductivity, lightweight, low cost, better formability and corrosion resistance, as well as a good surface finish. On the basis of its comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that expanded foil segment is expected to show above average growth during the forecast period.Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this reportNorth America is expected to remain the largest region by value and by volume during the forecast period due to highest number of aircraft delivery and production in this region.Download Free Sample @ trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include development of light weight LSP materials and nano-enhanced lightning strike protection. Dexmet Corporation, GKD Gebr. Kufferath AG, and Astroseal Products Mfg. Inc. are among the major suppliers of LSP materials.Download PDF Brochure @ study includes a forecast for the global aerospace LSP market by type and region as follows:By Type (Value ($ million) and Volume (million sq. ft.) from 2011 to 2022):Expanded FoilInterwoven WireCoating and PaintingMetallized Fabrics and FibersLightning Diverter StripsOthersBy Region (Value ($ million) and Volume (million sq. ft.) from 2011 to 2022):
North AmericaEuropeAsia PacificThe Rest of the WorldThis 118 – page research report will enable you to make confident business decisions in this globally competitive marketplace. For a detailed table of contents, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or click on this link or Subscribe Reports from Aerospace Reports Domain @ About Lucintel
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Q.1 What are some of the most promising, high-growth opportunities for the global aerospace LSP market by type (expanded foil, interwoven wires, metallized fabrics and fibers, coating and painting, lightning diverter strips, and others) and by region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World)?
Q.2 Which segments will grow at a faster pace and why?Q.3 Which region will grow at a faster pace and why?Q.4 What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges in this market?Q.5 What are the business risks and threats of this market?Q.6 What are emerging trends in this market and reasons behind them?Q.7 What are some of the changing demands of customers in the market?Q.8 What are the new developments in the market? Which companies are leading these developments?Q.9 Who are the major players in this market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth?Q.10 What are some of the competing products in this market and how big of a threat do they pose for loss of market share by product substitution?Q.11 What M&A activity has occurred in the last 5 years?For more details contact:
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TOMI Environmental Solutions and Astro Pak Settle Lawsuit Concerning TOMI’s Patents and IP Rights

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and COSTA MESA, Calif., July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. (“TOMI”) (OTCQX:TOMZ) and Astro Pak Corporation (“Astro Pak”) announced today they have settled their litigation relating to TOMI’s patents and intellectual property rights.
The parties have agreed that TOMI is the sole owner of ionized hydrogen peroxide decontamination and sterilization technology, patents, and products, which TOMI markets under the brands Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) and SteraMist™. TOMI sued Astro Pak and its wholly owned subsidiary SixLog Corporation (“SixLog”) in California federal court for infringing TOMI’s United States Patent Nos. 6,969,487 and 7,008,592 and violating TOMI’s intellectual property rights by, among other things, indicating that TOMI’s technology and patents were proprietary to SixLog and marketing TOMI’s patented equipment with SixLog labels. Astro Pak and SixLog agreed to cease this conduct and pay TOMI a favorable cash payment. Astro Pak also agreed to assign its iHP mark to TOMI, complementing TOMI’s existing trademark and trade name protection. Finally, Astro Pak and SixLog agreed to remove from the web or take steps to remove any assertions or suggestions that they own or developed ionized hydrogen peroxide technology or patents, or that they provide any ionized hydrogen peroxide products or services.“TOMI’s patents and technology are extremely valuable and ground-breaking, and TOMI is committed to protecting them and enforcing its IP rights,” said Dr. Halden Shane, TOMI’s CEO and Chairman. “This settlement will allow TOMI to focus all its energy and resources on innovation, on growing our business, and on making potential customers aware of the power of TOMI’s technology.”“TOMI’s patented technology is very powerful and has outstanding efficacy,” said Ken Carroll, Astro Pak’s President. “The company has a very bright future, and we wish them continued success.”About TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc.
TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. (OTCQX:TOMZ) is a global decontamination and infection prevention company, providing environmental solutions for indoor surface disinfection through manufacturing, sales and licensing of its premier Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) platform, which was invented under a defense grant in association with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense. BIT™ uses a low percentage Hydrogen Peroxide as its only active ingredient to produce a hydroxyl radical (OH ion), represented by the TOMI™ SteraMist™ brand of products, which produces a germ-killing aerosol that works like a visual non-caustic gas.
TOMI’s products are designed to service a broad spectrum of commercial structures including but not limited to hospitals and medical facilities, cruise ships, office buildings, hotel and motel rooms, schools, restaurants, meat and produce processing facilities (when not in operation), military barracks, police and fire departments, and athletic facilities. TOMI’s products and services have also been used in single-family homes and multi-unit residences.TOMI also develops training programs and application protocols for its clients and is a member in good standing of The American Biological Safety Association, The American Association of Tissue Banks, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and The Restoration Industry Association.For additional information, please visit or contact us at Astro Pak
Astro Pak has been the leading provider of high-purity cleaning, precision cleaning and passivation services across North America and worldwide since 1959. Astro Pak continues to improve its technologies and cleaning processes for the Medical Device, Semiconductor, Laser, Biopharm and a myriad of other markets, while maintaining our leader position in contract cleaning for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Astro Pak is privately held with headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.
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Brand Will Feature Limited Edition Designs from Season Winners and Challenge EpisodesPLANO, Texas – (July 31, 2017) – JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is giving shoppers a front row seat to its fall fashion lineup with the launch of the first-ever “Project Runway” brand inspired by the Lifetime Emmy®-nominated show and its talented group of design contestants. Now available in over 500 JCPenney stores and at, the exclusive line of contemporary women’s apparel debuts with a summer preview collection showcasing designs inspired by season 15 winner Erin Robertson, with the full assortment planned for Sept. 8. JCPenney will be the exclusive retailer partner for “Project Runway” seasons 16 and 17 and “Project Runway All Stars” season 7.“Millions of viewers aspire to emulate the fashion-forward looks first conceptualized during a Project Runway episode,” said John Tighe, chief merchant for JCPenney. “This strategic collaboration enables us to work directly with up-and-coming design talent from Project Runway and increase our assortment of contemporary apparel, while gaining a fresh perspective on what women are seeking when curating the ultimate wardrobe.”  The Project Runway brand assortment is a mix of contemporary and street style looks with one-shoulder dresses, pencil skirts and cold-shoulder blouses that mix patterns and textures as part of a stunning preview collection. In September, the assortment will highlight sport luxe details with lace-up accents, hardware embellishments and drama sleeves on notable pieces, including off-the-shoulder bomber jackets, wide-leg track pants and fashion sweatshirts in rose, burgundy and black. The Project Runway collection at JCPenney will be prominently displayed in the women’s fashion area near the main entrance of select stores.“This partnership with JCPenney is one of our biggest retail collaborations since the series first began more than a decade ago,” said Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. “It also marks the first time the entire Project Runway franchise has partnered with a leading, national retailer and introduced a line of Project Runway clothing that will be available year-round.”Fashion Fresh Off the Runway
Throughout each season of Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars, the retailer will sponsor a stimulating design challenge. The winners of the JCPenney design challenge will have a special, limited edition run of their winning design produced in New York City, which will be immediately available to the public at, and in select stores the following morning. Each season winner will also have the chance to collaborate with JCPenney on a capsule collection for the Project Runway brand, giving the designers an opportunity to make their unique style and aesthetic available to fans nationwide at prices that enable more women to obtain runway-inspired fashion.
For the entire season of Project Runway All Stars, JCPenney plans to translate the winning look from every episode into garments that will be available exclusively on every week, giving fans instant access to the latest styles from the show. Making these designs immediately available is one way the Company is demonstrating its commitment to delivering sought after apparel on a faster production timeline.Each show will also showcase “The JCPenney Accessory Wall,” featuring a curated selection of shoes, handbags, fashion accessories and jewelry from brands such as Liz Claiborne®, Mixit®, a.n.a.® and Worthington®. In every episode, designers will be encouraged to complete their runway look using accessories displayed on the JCPenney Accessory Wall.The Company is supporting the brand with an integrated marketing campaign that includes dedicated Project Runway television spots and engaging show fans on popular social media channels. JCPenney is also spotlighting the collection through a dedicated microsite at where customers can shop the latest Project Runway assortment inspired by the show and the challenge episodes.To download this release in English or Spanish, and for Project Runway related images, please visit: Media Relations
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Hosted by Emmy® Award winner, supermodel and fashion connoisseur Heidi Klum, the hit Emmy®-nominated series Project Runway provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eyes of mentor and co-host Emmy® Award winner Tim Gunn and judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. 
Project Runway is produced by The Weinstein Company, Bunim/Murray Productions, Full Picture Entertainment, and Heidi Klum Company. Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company) and Patrick Reardon and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Jonathan Murray and Sara Rea of Bunim/Murray Productions, Heidi Klum, Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture Entertainment. Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce, and Gil Goldschein and Teri Weideman of Bunim/Murray Productions serve as Co-Executive Producers.About Weinstein Television:
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 357 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards®.
Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS; THE KING’S SPEECH; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LINIGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON; WOMAN IN GOLD; SOUTHPAW; CAROL; THE HATEFUL EIGHT; SING STREET; THE FOUNDER and LION. Upcoming releases include WIND RIVER, LEAP!, TULIP FEVER, MARY MAGDALENE, and THE CURRENT WAR.Weinstein Television boasts an active television production division with critically acclaimed projects in both scripted and non-scripted series. Weinstein Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars, hosted by Alyssa Milano, Project Runway Jr, featuring supermodel Hannah Jeter and fashion critic Kelly Osbourne. Lifetime also aired business focused Project Runway: Fashion Inc. as part of the Project Runway franchise. Current series include TIME: The Kalief Browder Story which premiered on Spike in March 2017.Scripted series include the critically acclaimed miniseries War & Peace, which debuted on Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY in 2016, Scream with MTV, which premiered its second season in May 2016, Peaky Blinders on Netflix, Julian Fellowes’ Doctor Thorne with Amazon, Stephen King’s The Mist for Spike TV and the military drama Six for HISTORY. Upcoming series include Waco for Paramount TV, starring Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch, a new series from David O. Russell starring Robert DeNiro and Julianne Moore for Amazon, Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs for Amazon, and an epic reimagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables with the BBC.Television projects in development explore a range of arenas and are not exclusive to drama or comedy, minis or continuing series, live action or animated. An active slate of more than 60 projects includes Elvis, the first-ever scripted series to shoot at Graceland, Josephine and Napoleon by Tony Saint, Stephen King’s The Breathing Method with Blumhouse, Scott Teems and Scott Derrickson, and UK series The City and The City and Fearless.TwitterFacebookInstagramOfficial WebsiteAbout Lifetime:
Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The critically acclaimed UnREAL, Project Runway, Dance Moms, Bring It!, The Rap Game and Little Women franchises anchor the network’s programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Brand Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

Vocal Biomarkers Market is growing at a rate of 14.5 % of CAGR till 2023

Vocal Biomarkers Market information: by type, by indications, by end users (hospitals and clinics, academic and research, others) – Global Forecast till 2023

Major Key Players are Beyond Verbal, Sonde Health, Audio Profiling, IBM Corporation, Cogito Corporation ”

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PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, July 31, 2017 / — Market Highlights

The vocal biomarkers market is chiefly driven by rise in cases of psychological, neurological and other diseases affecting speech such as depression, Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Parkinson’s disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI) etc. According to WHO estimates, around 350 million individuals were suffering from depression in 2016 while the Parkinson’s disease Foundation, estimated about 10 million individuals Parkinson’s patients globally in 2016. Thus growing global disease prevalence will drive vocal biomarkers market size in the coming years.

Another potential area of application is the use of voice biomarkers to detect disorders in employees and soldiers. For example, the U.S. Army entered into collaboration with MIT researchers to develop voice biomarkers technology for traumatic brain injury. American Heart Association in collaboration with Beyond Verbal and Mayo Clinic has developed artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms by using machine-learning to perceive voice patterns imperceptible to human ear for initial identification of coronary heart disease.

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Major Key Market Players:

• Beyond Verbal,
• Sonde Health,
• Audio Profiling,
• IBM Corporation,
• Cogito Corporation

The increasing penetration of mobile technology and information technology is driving the market. The development of wearable’s coupled with the rising quality and bandwidth availability is another boon for the market for vocal biomarkers. Product development is an important strategy and the increasing collaboration between technology companies and research institutes will yield multiple benefits to both partners.
For example, Sonde Health Inc., has developed a voice-based technology platform for monitoring and diagnosing diseases and conditions, has collaborated and licensed the technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Another company Beyond Verbal has developed vocal biomarket application for detecting emotions. The emotional analysis uses voice biomarkers to detect the moods such as arousal, temper etc. Beyond Verbal has also pursued the partnership strategy with Mayo Clinic, Tel Aviv University and others for the development of vocal biomarkers.

Taste the market data and market information presented through more than 50 market data tables and figures spread over 80 pages of the project report. Avail the in-depth table of content (TOC) & market synopsis on “Global Vocal biomarkers Market Research Report – Forecast to 2023.”

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The global vocal biomarkers market is segmented on the basis of type, indications and end users. Based on type the market has been segmented as frequency, amplitude, error rate, vocal rise or fall time, phonation time, voice tremor, pitch and others. Based on the indications, the market has been segmented as psychiatric disorders (depression, attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, others), neurological disorders (Parkinson’s disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, others), respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI), others) and others. Based on end users, the market have been segmented as hospitals and clinics, academic and research and others.

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1.1 Definition
1.2 scope of study
1.2.1 Research Objective
1.2.2 Assumptions & Limitations Assumptions Limitations
1.3 Market Structure:
2. Research Methodology
2.1 Research Process:
2.2 Primary Research
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3. Market dynamics
3.1 Drivers
3.2 Restraints
3.3 Opportunities
3.4 Macroeconomic Indicators
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Shipbuilding Market Analysis 2017 (By Segment, Key Players and Applications) and Forecasts To 2022

Shipbuilding Market 2017 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2022

PUNE, INDIA, July 31, 2017 / — Pune, India, 31st July 2017: WiseGuyReports announced addition of new report, titled “Global Shipbuilding Market Report: 2016 Edition”.

The shipbuilding industry is responsible for the design and construction of oceangoing vessels all around the world. The shipbuilding industry is involved in the construction and modification of ships and these operations are carried out in specialized facilities called shipyards. The industry builds ships for commercial as well as military purposes. Most of the global ship production is concentrated in Asian countries such as China, Japan and South Korea, though large shipyards also exist in many other countries.


Shipbuilding is considered to be one of the oldest, most open and highly competitive markets in the world. Although shipbuilding industry has vast experiences in surviving peaks and slumps of economy, the current global crisis has hit shipbuilding industry more severely. Strong government support and political stability is required in this industry because of being highly capital intensive.

The key factors driving the growth of the market are global seaborne trade, improved economic growth, rising urbanization and increase in global steel production. Some of the noteworthy trends and developments of this industry are green shipbuilding technology, advanced outfitting, ship launching airbag, LNG fueled engines and solar and wind powered ships. However, the expansion of shipbuilding industry can be affected by increased competition, environmental regulations and political and financial instability.

The report “Global Shipbuilding Market” provides an in-depth analysis of the market, with a focus on regional markets. The major trends, growth drivers as well as issues being faced by the industry are being presented in this report. The major players in the industry, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are being profiled.

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1. Market Overview
1.1 Shipbuilding: An Introduction
1.2 Shipbuilding Process
1.3 Shipbuilding Cycle
1.4 Value Chain

2. Global Shipbuilding Market Analysis
2.1 Global Shipbuilding Demand by Volume
2.2 Global Shipbuilding New Orders
2.3 Global Shipbuilding Completions
2.4 Global Shipbuilding Orderbook
2.5 Global Share of Bulk Carrier Orders (DWT) by Country
2.6 Global Shipbuilding Casualty by Incidents and Disposals
2.7 Global Merchant Fleets
2.8 Global Commercial Vessel Market

3. Global Shipbuilding Segment Analysis
3.1 Tankers
3.2 Bulk Carrier
3.3 Containers
3.4 LNG Carriers/LPG Carriers
3.5 Special Vessels
3.6 Fleet Age by Vessel Type

4. Global Shipbuilding Regional Market
4.1 Korea


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Life Clips forms new division to pursue Government and Military Procurement and Sourcing opportunities

Life Clips Government and military procurement division to be led by government affairs and military veteran Edward J. Schmidt.
As a result of the company’s recent acquisition of Ascenda International Corporation, Life Clips can provide end to end procurement and sourcing for many government and military requirements.AVENTURA, Fla., July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Life Clips, Inc. (OTCQB:LCLP) (the “Company”) a provider of global sourcing, supply chain, logistics and sales and marketing services, announced today it has formed a new division to pursue government and military sourcing and procurement opportunities. This division will be led by DOD veteran, Edward J. Schmidt.Ed’s international background and accomplishments supported US (DOD/State Department), NATO, United Nations and foreign government (MOD/MOI) defense and aerospace development and sustainment for land, air and sea platforms.  His military background in various commands and senior staff positions provided leadership, resource management, and major logistic support to successfully deploy, sustain, and transition US and NATO forces, globally.  Ed’s 20+ years in the private sector led startups, M&A, change management, and global sourcing for IT, Managed Services and Defense/Aerospace industry.  Ed is a Senior Advisor to the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) as well as Picatinny Arsenal, Aberdeen Proving Ground and UN – Office of Disarmament Affairs.  Previously, under the US Army Congressional Fellowship Program, Ed served as Program Lead and Recruiting Liaison Officer (RLO) for Japan’s Ground Defense Force (GDF), which for the first time in Japan’s history met its National GDF recruiting goals and objectives.  Ed’s professional credibility is further enhanced by his MBA from Air University/Syracuse University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saint Norbert College, coupled with his military service as a Defense Comptroller and Contracting Officer.Commenting on the new division and the appointment of Mr. Schmidt, Huey Long, Life Clips CEO, stated “The acquisition of Ascenda, coupled with our organic sourcing and logistics growth, has positioned Life Clips to pursue the multi- billion dollar Government and Military Procurement and Sourcing opportunities. By forming this new division, we will be in a position to pursue both domestic and international contracting and bidding opportunities. There is no better executive to lead this group than Ed Schmidt. Ed is a seasoned government and military executive and has served our country for many years. I look forward to working with Ed to rapidly grow this division.”Safe Harbor StatementIn addition to statements of current and historical fact, this Press Release contains forward-looking statements. The words “forecast,” “will,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “project,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “believe” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although we believe that we have a reasonable basis for each forward-looking statement contained in this Press Release, we caution you that these statements are based on a combination of facts and factors currently known by Life Clips and its projections of the future, about which it cannot be certain. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, including those discussed in “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Life Clips’ annual report on Form 10-Q and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as well as matters discussed in Life Clips’ financial statements and related notes and other filings with the SEC, which may cause its With its main offices in Shanghai, China, Ascenda has been in continuous trading operations for 17 years with bi-directional trading and import/export capabilities in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, United States, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Israel. Ascenda operates around the world with a network of hundreds of factories, logistics and supply chain suppliers. In 2003 Ascenda introduced the concept of “Speed Sourcing” for its clients offering end to end sourcing at a fraction of the cost and time compared to traditional exporters and export service providers. The services include; design, licensing, factory qualifications and negotiating, financial services, import and export, sales, and end to end supply chain services actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, all forward-looking statements should be evaluated with an understanding of their inherent uncertainty. Except as required by law, Life Clips assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. 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ARABSAT Selects Kratos’ End-to-End Network Management Solution To Scale Growing Satellite Ground Operations

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat), the leading satellite operator in the Middle East, has selected Compass®, Kratos’ end-to-end network management product, to support its expanding satellite fleet ground operations.
Compass network monitoring and control (M&C) will help Arabsat scale its international operations by automating, and more effectively managing, the network functions of its ground operations supporting its expanding fleet. Compass will be deployed at the company’s Teleports in Saudi Arabia and Tunis.Compass’ flexibility offers Arabsat the opportunity to develop its own network procedures according to their operations concept. As Bruno Dupas, President of Kratos’ operation in France, which delivered the system to Arabsat, explains: “Optimization of network performance and capability to scale up the monitoring of ground assets were two of Arabsat’s key objectives. Compass will monitor all Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) and Carrier System Monitoring (CSM) earth stations of the Arabsat satellite fleet;”Kratos will provide Arabsat with Skyminer, its big data storage and analytics engine, which will be used to archive all the data collected by Compass. Skyminer will eventually archive Arabsat’s Command and Control (C2) data as well, providing Arabsat overall system awareness and analytics capability from a single consolidated archive storage system.Arabsat owns and operates eight state of-the-art satellites comprising the youngest satellite fleet with coverage across the Middle East, Europe and Africa.According to Abdulhadi Alhassani, Director of Satellite Control at Arabsat: “Arabsat continuously strives to streamline and automate its operations with the objective of achieving the highest levels of reliability and QoS attainable in its ground and space systems.  Contracting Kratos, which is a world leader in E2E Satellite Ground Operation systems, has been an important milestone in this regards.”About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
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Costumer Lisa Sass Nails the Mark with 'War Machine'

From “Furious 7” to “War Machine,” costumer Lisa Sass ensures the continuity, authenticity and flawlessness of the cast’s wardrobe.

Costumer Lisa Sass shot by Veera Ovaska

Online PR News – 30-July-2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Costumer Lisa Sass, who is known for her work on the films “Star Trek Beyond,” “Furious 7” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” brought her unparalleled costuming skills to Netflix’s recently released feature film “War Machine.”

Adapted from journalist Michael Hastings’s nonfiction book “The Operators” and directed by Sundance Film Festival Award winner David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom,” “Hesher”), “War Machine,” which was released on May 26, is a satirical war film starring Oscar Award winner Brad Pitt (“Fight Club”), Anthony Hayes (“The Light Between Oceans”), John Magaro (“Unbroken) and Topher Grace (“Interstellar”).

Produced by Netflix and Plan B Entertainment, “War Machine” follows General Glenn McMahon (Pitt), a four-star U.S. general who’s sent to Afghanistan by the Obama administration in an effort to end the war. Dissatisfied with the way things are being run and believing that the American armed forces in Afghanistan can still win against the insurgence, McMahon openly goes against his orders– a move that eventually gets him called back to Washington to deliver his resignation.

As one of the main costumers for the portions of the film shot in United Arab Emirates, which is where the exterior scenes of the film that served as Afghanistan were shot, Sass spent weeks on location between Abu Dhabi and Ras al Khaima where she was the person mainly responsible for dressing the personal security detail of Pitt’s character General Glenn McMahon, as well as the local extras and other cast members.

Working with Lisa is like working with two people simultaneously, she is everywhere, she does three to four jobs and none of them suffers. To say that she is hardworking would not give her justice… She is organized and manages to organize everybody around her, and at the same time be proactive, creative and artistic.

One of the uniquely challenging aspects of Sass’s job as the costumer for the UAE portion of “War Machine” was maintaining continuity when it came to the costumes worn by the background talent in the film.

“Dressing Afghani locals as extras was a big challenge because none of them had ever worked on a film and most of them didn’t understand any English,” Sass explained. “We had to be very observant and constantly have an eye on them so they wouldn’t redo their turban after every take or change the way they wore their costume.”

It’s understandable to see how someone who’s never been involved in a big film production might not grasp the importance of maintaining their overall appearance from take to take, but that meant Sass had to work double time keeping a diligent eye on all of the background talent over the course of each take. Despite the explicit challenges though, the outcome of the film proves that she clearly had an eagle eye’s view on every single one of the background actors, as the continuity of the costumes come across flawlessly throughout the film.

An expert in her field, Sass’s work as a costumer means that she has to understand every elemental detail present within the costumes worn on screen to ensure that the characters in the film come across with seamless authenticity. For “War Machine,” that meant extensive research on Sass’s part into the various uniforms and patches that represent military rank.

She explains, “A war film might sound dull from the costume aspect but we had a lot of different nations so I learned a lot about the differences, ranks, badges and insignia. The film plays around 2009 so the US uniforms also were different at that time than they’re today.”

It’s not surprising that Sass’s work went off without a hitch when it came to “War Machine,” not only because she has been working as a costumer on high profile productions for many years, but this is also not her first war film. In 2014 she was a lead costumer on the documentary feature “Ein blinder Held – Die Liebe des Otto Weidt” aka “The Blind Hero: Otto Weidt,” which was set during World War II. Nominated for a German Television Academy Award, “The Blind Hero: Otto Weidt” directed by Kai Christiansen (“The Cuba Libre Story”), which stars Adolf Grimme Award winner Edgar Selge (“The Experiment”) and Bambi Award winner Henriette Confurius (“Beloved Sister”), depicts the heroic true story of Otto Weidt, who risked his life to save his Jewish employees, as well as the life of his lover Alice Licht, from the Nazis.

“Not only was it a great production to work on for the retelling of historic events and portrayal of the characters and their costumes, it is also always a challenge to do right by people by being as accurate as possible,” Sass explains. “It is a great responsibility in the costume department to get the accuracy right when it comes to real life happenings, especially when it is about a time of historical importance and when you still have actual eyewitnesses who would be offended by a bad portrayal.”

Over the last few years costumer Lisa Sass has made an indelible mark as a leading costumer in the world of international hit films. In 2015 she was tapped as a costumer on the blockbuster film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which was nominated for a whopping five Oscar Awards and directed by two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Super 8”). The following year she also brought her unparalleled skill as a costumer to the Oscar nominated hit film “Star Trek Beyond” starring Primetime Emmy nominees Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) and Zachary Quinto (“Snowden”).

Costume Designer Sanja Hays, who worked with Sass on “Fast and Furious 7” and “Star Trek Beyond,” says, “Working with Lisa is like working with two people simultaneously, she is everywhere, she does three to four jobs and none of them suffers. To say that she is hardworking would not give her justice… She is organized and manages to organize everybody around her, and at the same time be proactive, creative and artistic.”

Federal Employees, Interns Receive Annual WRP Award

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2017 — The Army, along with five federal employees and interns, received the 2017 Judith C. Gilliom Award during the annual Workforce Recruitment Program awards ceremony and networking event at the U.S. Access Board here Thursday.

The Workforce Recruitment Program connects college students and recent graduates who have disabilities with federal sector employers for the opportunity to participate in paid internships.  The Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity manages the Defense Department’s participation in the WRP.

Warren Whitlock, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for diversity and leadership, accepted the 2017 Judith C. Gilliom Component Award of the Year on behalf of the Army’s commitment to individuals with disabilities.

“It feels great. It’s good to be recognized for the work we do to help advance opportunities for people with disabilities,” Whitlock said. “It’s also emblematic of the Army’s commitment to ensuring there is fairness, equality and opportunity for everyone.”

Camerron Barlow, a WRP intern with the Defense Contract Management Agency, said he was ecstatic to receive the award.

“It’s quite surreal,” he said. “Being here in Washington, D.C., where all the history is. It’s quite [an honor].”

Life Changing Opportunities

Barlow said he wouldn’t be where he is today without the WRP. “There were job fairs I went to because I was part of the WRP. The opportunities it created for me are life changing. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the WRP,” he said. Barlow said he recommends the internship program to fellow college students and that he loves how his fellow employees don’t see his disability but see him as a fellow employee. “There was no difference from the beginning. As soon as I stepped into the room, I was Camerron Barlow, not Camerron Barlow with a disability.”

The other 2017 award recipients were Dominica Dunston, Defense Human Resource Activity, WRP recipient; Joanne Hamilton, Defense Contract Audit Agency, WRP recipient; and Angela Love, Army, WRP coordinator.

Michael Cowley earned the inaugural 2017 WRP Recruiter of the year award. He has been a recruiter for Defense Logistics Agency for 13 years and has recruited more than 130 interns in support of the WRP. More than 50 of the interns have transitioned to become permanent employees in the federal workforce.

For more than 20 years, the WRP has been advancing employment opportunities for college students and recent graduates with disabilities. The WRP is a federal recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide and around the globe with college students and recent graduates with disabilities for summer internships and permanent jobs.

In 2017, the WRP database contained profiles of more than 1,800 job candidates from nearly every state and represented more than 115 colleges and universities nationwide, representing all academic backgrounds. WRP participants serve nationwide and around the globe, including Europe and South Korea.

“This has been a great pipeline for the DoD,” said Clarence Johnson, director of the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity. “It’s a program where managers get an opportunity to see what a person with a disability can really bring to the workforce. What folks with disabilities can do is amazing. The nation really needs to catch up as far as tapping the potential of people with disabilities because they’ve got great things to contribute.”

“If you don’t have a program like this, significant members of our society are not mainstreamed; they’re on the fringes and that’s not what this country is about,” Whitlock said. “This country is about opportunities for all. So it’s good to be able to live the intent of the words of the Constitution.”

The Judith C. Gilliom Awards

Since 2009, the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity staff have presented the Judith C. Gilliom WRP awards to participants who exemplify the professional attributes promoted by the WRP and make an impact on their agency or component during their tenure, The awards honor the legacy and advocacy of Gilliom, who served as the DoD disability program manager for 25 years and was one of the founders of the WRP. She is represented as an exemplar in the Pentagon’s Defense Career Civilians of Distinction display.

“I personally worked with Judith Gilliom for eight years, and she was one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met,” Johnson said. “She was a very dedicated and professional federal worker with integrity and high work standards.  In fact, I have a picture of her on my desk right now because every day, I look at her, and I’m inspired by her.”

Advice for the Awardees

Keynote speaker Andrea Walton, a WRP alumna, is now an Equal Opportunity Office specialist for the State Department.

She recommended to the awardees and WRP interns in attendance to “always be an intern no matter what level you are able to rise to throughout your career … being very eager to ask questions, the willingness to take on any sort of tasks, whether that’s a menial or a big time project, being passionate about whatever you’re doing, those are wonderful qualities I hope everyone possess at any level,” Walton said.

Walton credits her success to people who believed in her, helped set her up for success and empowered. She advised them that once they reached a level of influence to remember what it was like to be an intern and “think about being the boss, the manager, team lead you would like to have and be that for other people. Realize you were given an amazing opportunity from somebody else that believed in you and do that for somebody else,” she said.

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