Symphony response to BBC coverage

Whilst the BBC's coverage did not fairly represent the scientifically proven benefit of oxo-biodegradable technology. We are pleased to be focusing on solutions

Symphony Environmental Technologies plc (LSE:SYM)

Whilst the BBC’s coverage did not, in our opinion, fairly present the scientifically proven benefit of oxo-biodegradable technology, we are pleased that the BBC has now focused on the solution”

— Michael Laurier, CEO


("Symphony" or the “Company”)

Response to BBC Coverage

Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc (AIM:SYM), a global specialist in technologies that “make plastics smarter”, makes the following statement on the coverage of its d2w plastic technology on the BBC news yesterday (19 July).

The Company’s Chief Executive, Michael Laurier said:

“Nearly all previous media coverage has been about the problem of plastic in the open environment, rather than the solution. Whilst the BBC’s coverage did not, in our opinion, fairly present the scientifically proven benefit of oxo-biodegradable technology, we are pleased that the BBC has now focused on the solution, and introduced our Company and our d2w technology to a much wider audience.

All plastics will fragment when exposed in the open environment, but the problem with ordinary plastics is that their fragments will lie or float around for decades before becoming biodegradable, and will persist and accumulate as a problem for future generations. During that time, they break down into microplastics and may attract and carry toxins.

Symphony’s d2w technology was invented to accelerate the degradation process and reduce the dwell-time of plastic in the environment, by adding a catalyst which promotes oxidation and converts the plastic into biodegradable materials. It is essential to understand that it does not just create fragments. d2w plastic can be recycled if collected but degradation followed by biodegradation is there to protect the environment if all else fails.

It is legitimate for the BBC reporter to question whether d2w technology actually works. To answer that question for ourselves and our customers we have commissioned scientific tests over more than 20 years so as to be quite sure that we would not be making misleading claims.

Based on this evidence a d2w plastic product will become biodegradable if exposed to oxygen on land or sea much more quickly than ordinary plastic.

These tests included successful exposure in seawater at the Bandol laboratory in France, and subsequent testing at Queen Mary University, London. We were therefore surprised when Richard Thompson of Plymouth University produced a bag which he claimed had failed to degrade. Mr. Thompson is not a polymer scientist, and we were given no opportunity before the broadcast to investigate his claim.

As previously reported by Symphony it is correct that the EU Chemicals Agency (“ECHA”) is studying “oxo-degradable” plastic at the request of the EU Commission. We welcome this, and have submitted detailed evidence to ECHA that “oxo-degradable” plastic is not the same as “oxo-biodegradable” plastic and that d2w plastic will fully biodegrade within a reasonable time and much more quickly than ordinary plastic into non-plastic biodegradable materials that will themselves naturally biodegrade in a similar way to a leaf.

The programme showed d2w plastic products being used in the Ivory Coast, where the government is concerned that plastic litter which gets into the environment should not lie or float around for decades. They, like several other governments across the world, are encouraging the use of d2w. Plastic is essential to the people of the Ivory Coast for protecting their food and water from contamination. A plastic ban could cause an epidemic and is most unlikely, therefore an alternate solution such as d2w is required.

We hope that the item on BBC news yesterday is the beginning of an open and honest debate about innovative solutions such as d2w. It is time to stop talking about the problem, and to focus on the solutions, for which d2w is one of a suite of Symphony’s technologies that we encourage governments and corporates to adopt.”


Paula Hickford
Symphony Environmental Ltd
+44 (0) 208 207 5900
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Deeply Talks: Big Business Joins the Fight Against Ocean Plastic

Dune Ives of Lonely Whale speaks to Todd Woody of News Deeply on July 26

NEW YORK, NY, USA, July 20, 2018 / — Deeply Talks: Big Business Joins the Fight Against Ocean Plastic

In recent weeks, Starbucks, Bacardi, Marriott, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and other multinational corporations have announced that they will stop handing out single-use plastic straws ¬– evidence of growing momentum to ban ocean-polluting plastic. Meanwhile, the European Union and major cities like Seattle have moved to replace plastic straws with sustainable alternatives. What started out as a campaign by the environmental group Lonely Whale to get people to “stop sucking” has snowballed into a global phenomenon.

On Thursday, July 26, at 10 a.m. PT News Deeply will conduct a 30-minute conversation with Dune Ives, executive director of Lonely Whale, interviewed by Todd Woody, executive editor, environment at News Deeply.

Ives and Woody will talk about how the three-person nonprofit cofounded by actor and ocean activist Adrian Grenier helped ignite a worldwide campaign to change consumer behavior around plastics, the impact of the corporate announcements and the future of efforts to reduce plastic consumption and pollution.

This call is part of the Oceans Deeply coverage on critical topics such as the coral reef crisis, sustainable fisheries, the blue economy and plastic pollution. Oceans Deeply is part of News Deeply, a network of single-topic journalism and community platforms.

Register for the July 26 call (10 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET) here:

Media contacts:
For News Deeply:
Jessica Kirk
News Deeply

About News Deeply

Founded in 2012, News Deeply is an innovative network of theme-driven information and community platforms, convening engaged, knowledgeable and passionate audiences. Led by an award-winning team of domain-expert journalists, our topical platforms combine real-time storytelling, investigative reporting and data, and expert-driven insights with online and offline community interactions. Our readers and partners include leaders from the private sector, government, civil society, and academia and research, as well as members of the engaged public. In an increasingly complicated information environment, we surface the vital insights and stakeholder connections that help to advance conversations and inform decision-making on the issues that matter, deeply, to the state of our world today.

Jessica Kirk
News Deeply
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Gettysburg National Military Park Announces Texas Painter as August Artist in Residence

I am trying to hit at something of the sublime which is the mixture of nature's great beauty but also its’ danger and encompassing presence when you’re in it.”

— Dawn Waters Baker, NPAF Artist in Residence

GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIAL, US, July 20, 2018 / — GETTYSBURG, PA — The Gettysburg National Military Park, in cooperation with the non-profit National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) and the Gettysburg Foundation announced today that Dawn Waters Baker, a painter from Dallas, TX, will be the park’s August 2018 resident, and will present her work to the public as well.

For the most part, Dawn paints her landscapes in oils, painstakingly building up layers, but not merely for decorative or beautiful effects, but more as a window into more intangible things. She sees the landscapes that make up the largest portion of her work not merely as useful “subjects” but as a passage into something greater than the human perspective. Explains Waters Baker: “I am trying to hit at something of the sublime which is the mixture of nature's great beauty but also its’ danger and encompassing presence when you’re in it.” And speaking of Gettysburg’s fields and Memorials: “They show us how personal it is to our American story. And at Gettysburg we have the rare chance to enter the memory and emotion of that story.”

Dawn Waters Baker was born and raised in the Philippines as an expatriate, and only came to the United States when she was 18. This formative experience of witnessing poverty and grace has given her, in her artist’s path, a determined and searching viewpoint that does not take things for granted. Though represented at galleries in Dallas, New York, Scottsdale, and Tulsa, she takes pride in her volunteer work at ALERT, a non-profit where she coaches at-risk and trafficked girls to use art to express themselves. As well as working on new work while she is at the park, Dawn is looking forward to making a presentation or leading some painting workshops for the public during her time at the park.

Dawn will use the August 2018 residency to create artwork inspired by the open fields and woods of the Military Park. She shares with many artists of the past, like William Turner and Paul Cézanne her insight into the active ever-present mystery of nature. Comments Waters Baker, “I am interested in asking the questions of how a landscape holds the memory and emotion of war. How do the very trees, hills, fields and woods help evoke that memory and feeling? How does beauty go hand in hand with something so horrible as a Civil War? There is an awe and respect that comes with being in a place that is so deeply beautiful. I want the opportunity to be "schooled" by such a place,” and she adds, by way of summation: “…what I can bring to the park is a listening to the space.”

“Gettysburg National Military Park has offered inspiration to artists for more than 150 years,” said Christopher Gwinn, Chief of Interpretation at Gettysburg National Military Park. “The Artist-in-Residence program engages new audiences and tells Gettysburg’s stories in new and compelling ways.”

The painter will be presenting her work informally to the public during at least one public presentation, set for August 10th at 10 am at the Museum and Visitors Center, and possibly will be hosting a painting workshop at the park. Dawn Waters Baker, a gifted and perceptive landscape artist is very much on the lookout for the mysterious qualities in the landscape that may present themselves to her at America’s battlefield Park.

The Gettysburg battlefield has a long artistic tradition that includes sketches by Alfred Waud during the fighting in 1863, the iconic photography of Alexander Gardner in the immediate aftermath of battle, over a thousand memorial sculptural treasures, and commemorative works by Gutzon Borglum and many others.
NPAF is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. This project is supported by The Gettysburg Foundation and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks.

John Cargill
National Parks Arts Foundation
505 715-6492
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Dawn Waters Baker talks about her painting process, her influences, and how that is one with her religious belief.

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MHPS Hosts Natural Gas Power Generation Technical Conference in Lima Peru & Signs 515 MW JAC Power Deal with Gaz Energie

Photo Credit: Alex Misrahi/MHPS Photo

Paul Browning, MHPS Americas President and CEO, and Miguel Saldana, Vice President of Gaz Energie, at the signing ceremony for the 515 MW natural gas power project scheduled to go commercial in 2021 in Peru.

Photo Credit: Alex Misrahi/MHPS Photo

Paul Browning, MHPS Americas President and CEO, addressing the audience at the MHPS Technical Conference in Lima, Peru of the of the merits and benefits of the new project Gaz Energie power project.

LIMA, PERU, July 19, 2018 / — There is a Change in Power happening around the world as a combination of natural gas and renewables dominate new installation activity in the power generation sector. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Latin America. In the past 25 years, natural gas power generation saw an almost three-fold increase in its share of total power generation in the region, and it is projected to grow more than 150% in the next 25 years, according to the IEEJ Outlook 2018. At the same time, a new generation of advanced class gas turbines (ACGT) has emerged as the leading natural gas power generation technology around the world.

Today, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), the world’s leading provider of advanced class gas turbines, hosted a “Change in Power” natural gas power generation technical conference in Lima, Peru. Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) and other industry participants from across Latin America were on hand to discuss their experiences and showcase best practices on how to thrive in this dynamic power market.

In addition, MHPS and local power developer Gaz Energie signed an agreement to develop a 515 MW natural gas power project that will have the lowest cost of electricity and the lowest emissions of any gas power plant in Peru.

The Humay PS Project will be located in the Ica region of Peru and will leverage MHPS’ industry-leading JAC gas turbine power island, featuring the largest, most reliable and most fuel efficient gas turbine in the world. The new plant will enter commercial operation in 2021.

“As we advance through project development, MHPS’ financial, technical and development support has assured our team that we have a long-term partner in Humay PS. Our next step is to formalize our EPC contractor selection, with whom MHPS has agreed to consort to deliver a true turnkey project for Peru,” said Miguel Saldana, Vice President of Gaz Energie.

“Power producers in Latin America are looking for best in class options to generate clean, reliable and affordable electricity,” said Paul Browning, MHPS Americas President and CEO. “MHPS’ innovative gas turbine technologies and digital solutions allow customers to set new standards for both efficiency and reliability. Two years ago we started talking about and preparing for the Change in Power that is happening in our industry. By listening to the needs of our customers in Latin America, we have developed the capability to be not only a technology partner, but also a financial partner and a construction partner. The Humay PS project will demonstrate all of these capabilities, and will be a showcase project for Peru and for the region.”

David Rosenberg
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
+1 407-562-0563
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Iowa Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges A Navy Submarine Veteran with Mesothelioma in Iowa to Call for Direct Access to The Nation's Leading Lawyers for Compensation Which Could Exceed $1 Million

Diagnosed Navy Veteran need to be represented by some of the nation's top mesothelioma attorneys who have experience representing Veterans whose asbestos exposure occurred on a submarine or ship.”

— Iowa Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 19, 2018 / — The Iowa Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are now offering direct access to the nation's leading mesothelioma attorneys for a US Navy Veteran anywhere in Iowa who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma-especially if they served on a nuclear submarine.

“Our top priority for Navy Veterans with mesothelioma is for them to receive the very best possible financial compensation results. Frequently these financial settlements go above a million dollars. We are national advocates for Navy Veterans with mesothelioma and we offer people like this immediate access to the nation's leading mesothelioma attorneys. This offer also extends to the victim’s family and they are welcome to call us anytime at 800-714-0303." http://Iowa.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

As the Iowa Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to explain to a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure on a navy submarine, "To get the best possible financial compensation for mesothelioma a diagnosed Navy Veteran needs to be represented by some of the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys who have experience representing Veterans whose asbestos exposure occurred on a nuclear submarine.

The group also wants to emphasize the attorneys they suggest are full-time national caliber mesothelioma attorneys who consistently get the best financial compensation results for their US Navy Veteran clients up to including Navy Veterans with mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure on a navy submarine. For more information a Navy Veteran in Iowa or nationwide with mesothelioma is urged to contact the group anytime at 800-714-0303. http://Iowa.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Specific Types of US Navy Veterans with Mesothelioma the Mesothelioma Victims Center is Offering to Assist Were Exposed to Asbestos on The Following Types of Submarines:

* Benjamin Franklin Class (12 boats)

* Skipjack Class (6. boats)

* Lafayette Class (9. boats)

* Sturgeon Class (37. boats)

* Ethan Allen Class (5. boats)

* James Madison Class (10. boats)

* Thresher Class (14. boats)

* George Washington Class (5 boats)

* Los Angeles Fast Attack Submarine (62 boats)

* Ohio Class Nuclear Submarine (18 boats)

The Iowa Mesothelioma Victims Center’s unsurpassed services are available to a diagnosed person anywhere in Iowa including communities such as Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo, Iowa City, Council Bluffs, or Dubuque.

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Iowa the Iowa Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following three heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital. Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Iowa City,

Individuals with mesothelioma in Iowa could have been exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy, or while working at a power plant, as a plumber, a boiler technician, an insulator, as an auto repairman, as an electrician, or in the construction industry. In most cases, the exposure to asbestos caused mesothelioma at one of these types of workplaces and the exposure took place in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. Mesothelioma typically takes three to five decades to develop. http://Iowa.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia,Illinois,Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, mesothelioma does happen in Iowa as the Iowa Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:

Michael Thomas
Iowa Mesothelioma Victims Center
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Ecologist and Conservation Scientist Dr. William Lidicker to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 18, 2018 / — Human beings tend to believe we live in a kind of splendid isolation in which we are in charge, having conquered and dominated this planet and everything else needs to get out of the way. But everyone is doing their job, from the tiniest bug to you and me. We need to care for our planet for humans to persist in a sustainable way, and that means allowing the other creatures we share this world with to persist as well. That’s conservation.

Dr. William Lidicker is a retired professor of integrative biology at the University of California-Berkeley. A celebrated figure in ecology, mammalogy, and conservation science, Dr. Lidicker has spent more than 60 years in the field.

“Many people conceive of conservation as being about enjoying nature for its aesthetic beauty or morality,” says Dr. Lidicker. “That's fine, but it's certainly not going to solve our problems.”

The field of conservation science is dedicated to applying scientific solutions to conservation problems. The problem is the future of humanity. If we can’t create a sustainable future, the alternative is pretty grim.

Dr. Lidicker began his tenure at Berkeley in 1957 as instructor in zoology and assistant curator of mammals.

“At that time, ecology itself was very new, at least in academia,” recalls Dr. Lidicker. “Our zoology department hired an ecologist and that was considered revolutionary at the time. Today, ecology is a big part of our understanding of how life works and how humans function on the planet. Ecology and conservation science have since become one in the same in many ways.”

According to Dr. Lidicker, it wasn't until the late 1980s that traditional biology departments, especially in highly ranked research oriented universities, recognized conservation science as a legitimate component of basic biological research. This transition paved the way for human ecology (or conservation biology) to flourish in the best universities.

“It's increasingly difficult to be optimistic, but you have to be to a certain degree, because pessimism leads to inaction and inaction leads to more problems,” says Dr. Lidicker. “The projections are not pretty. But there is some hope or optimism. If we get together and do what we can, we can slow down the process and eventually stop it. It's going to require a lot of cooperation around the world. Maybe climate change will force us to be cooperative. It might be the stimulus we need to get it together.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Dr. William Lidicker in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on July 20th at 1pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

Lou Ceparano
(631) 850-3314
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7 Night Diving Tips

7 Night Diving Tips

Night Divers

Preparing for a night dive

Diving at night is a specialty many divers fear, until they try it. After one dive many are often hooked on scuba diving after dusk.

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / — With a little preparation and planning Night Diving can be among the most rewarding specialties scuba has to offer.
1. Proper lighting is important. Many people think brighter is better, purchasing the strongest lights available. While a light beam needs to be bright enough to allow the diver to see clearly, too much light will frighten nocturnal creatures. A back-up light should be small enough to stow easily but bright enough to perform a dive if the primary light fails. It is commonly accepted that if the primary light fails the dive is over. But in many cases, especially with diving in an area with rough surface waters or boat traffic, a light failure at the end of the reef means the diver still must complete the dive to reach safety. Finally a small marker light or chem-stick mounted on the tank valve helps the diver to locate buddies while underwater.
2. Agree on and practice communication before the dive. Whether using the light for signaling or shining the light to illuminate hand signals, be sure everybody is on the same page prior to entering the water. Practicing common signals using both techniques is recommended as there is no way to know who you may encounter underwater.
3. Choose a familiar dive site. Most divers are amazed to learn the difference is as great as “night and day”. Between the brilliant colors and marine life that many divers didn’t even know lived in their area, every dive at night can be like diving a whole new, unexplored site.
4. Instructors teach placing a marker light at the entry/exit point in order to find the safest spot to return to. Experienced night divers in inhabited areas realize how that light will blend in with every other porch light or street light when the diver is off shore. By using a unique color of light or a combination of several lights in a pattern or a light box, you will recognize yours from a distance more easily.
5. Instructors often teach students that dusk is the best time to begin a night dive as you can see your scuba gear while getting prepared for the dive. A small flashlight solves this issue. The real reason dusk is the best time to night dive is simply the sheer amount of life you can experience. The diurnal creatures are still out while the nocturnal creatures are just waking up and beginning their “day”.
6. No matter the time, the key to a successful night dive is taking your time. Most night dives can be spent in fraction of the space covered during the typical daytime dive. The diver’s light draws out vibrant colors not normally seen in the daytime, and if the light’s beam isn’t too strong, many creatures will actually come to inspect the light. Being patient and relatively calm can reward the diver with sightings of amazing marine life from skates and rays, to tiny crustaceans or delicate creatures with translucent bodies that could never been seen in the daytime.
7. Finally, be respectful. Remember, many dive sites are located near neighborhoods and sound typically carries further at night. Cylinders banging against things or excited voices gearing up in anticipation can disturb local residents and create a bad relationship between divers and the community. Always be sure to clean up your area, ideally leaving it tidier than when you arrived.

Melinda Herndon
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Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim – Competing Without the Plastic Footprint

Swimmers Take to the Water in the Bosphorus

Credit: Turkish Olympic Committee

Swimmers Cross the Bosphorus in Istanbul

Credit: Turkish Olympic Committee

30th Anniversary of the Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim

The Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim, run by the Turkish Olympic Committee, is the first global sports event to use the PDP Sport program to reduce plastic waste.

We are excited to be part of the PDP Sport Program for the event's 30th Anniversary, and to be the first sporting event in Turkey to be fully engaged on the topic of plastic pollution reduction.”

— Mr. Nihat Usta, Vice President Turkish Olympic Committee

ISTANBUL, ALABAMA, TURKEY, July 18, 2018 / — The Samsung Cross Bosphorus Continental Swim, organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee, is proud to be the first large global swim race, and the first sports event in Turkey, to have adopted the PDP Sport methodology for reducing plastic waste at an event. PDP Sport is based on the Plastic Disclosure Project, which is a program for companies and institutions to measure their baseline use of plastic, how much they recover or recycle, or how much recycled content they use. Swimming and sports are a great conduit for creating broader public awareness and understanding about the importance and value of waste reduction, recycling, and waste-prevention management. With such a high-profile event as the Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim, the event is excited to be able to reach thousands of athletes, families and visitors to Turkey to share in the leadership and engagement in reducing plastic waste in order to improve the environment we all love to train, compete and recreate in.

PDP Sport was created by the NGO, Ocean Recovery Alliance, which does global work on plastic pollution reduction and creating solutions for companies, communities and events, so that we have a collectively reduced plastic footprint. PDP Sport provides guidelines to assist event organizers in planning for waste reduction and recycling programs, before the event has even taken place. This includes a checklist, and a scorecard to help evaluate progress towards certification as a PDP Sport event.

Plastic is a useful and valuable resource, especially to sports event organizers. However, plastic needs to be managed properly, and doing so can be an easy, but significant, step towards a more sustainable event. Plastic is often highly visible to event participants and those that use the location afterwards, so brands and events want to be careful about the image they leave behind, and also demonstrate that they are responsible and effective event organizers and supporters. In addition, plastic is a valuable commodity, and there are often strong economic reasons for ensuring it is not wasted. Plastic pollution can take hundreds of years to fully degrade, and in the mean time can cause ecosystem and health impacts. This is now what we want to see in our sporting environments, or our communities, and much of the waste created at events is avoidable if planned and managed well in terms of reducing and recovering what is recyclable.

“We are excited to be part of the PDP Sport program, and to be the first sporting event in Turkey to be fully engaged on this topic of plastic waste reduction, particularly given that this is our 30th anniversary of the event”, said Mr. Nihat Usta, the President of the Bosphorus Committee of Turkish Olympic Committee.

“Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim is one of the world’s leading open water swim races, and the organizer the Turkish Olympic Committee have shown great pride and leadership in wanting to work with the PDP Sport program as a showcase and model for others to follow,” said Doug Woodring, Founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance, and a VIP swimmer in the event last year as well.

About Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race (İstanbul-Turkey):

Two continents one race. – For 29 years, thousands of athletes from around the world and Turkey have been getting together in Istanbul for friendship, to compete, to challenge and discover their limits. The pleasure of swimming from Asia to Europe, to experience the exquisite beauties of the Bosphorus and witnessing the passion of the fans all combine to create this unique event.

Samsung Bosphorus Cross-continental Swimming Race is organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee under large social and corporate support. Thanks to the increasing interest year by year, this adventure which began with the participation of 4 female and 64 male athletes in 1989, has grown to become an important part of the Turkish sports tradition. Samsung Bosphorus Cross-continental Swimming Race goes beyond a competition and invites you to a festival, a jubilation, to sports and health.

About Ocean Recovery Alliance:

Ocean Recovery Alliance is focused on bringing together new ways of thinking, technologies, creativity and collaborations in order to help to improve our ocean environment. It launched two projects with the Clinton Global Initiative focused on the reduction of plastic pollution, and is one of the only NGOs in have worked with both United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Oceans. The group also organizes the Plasticity Forum, focused on plastic sustainability and the circular economy, and has recently won the Prince’s Award for Innovative Philanthropy from Prince Albert of Monaco. It is a non-profit organization, based in Hong Kong and California.

Kai Smith
Ocean Recovery Alliance
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reSAWN TIMBER co. Debuts CUBISM: 11 New Designs on Finger Jointed Western Red Cedar

DIAMANT western red cedar by reSAWN

DIAMANT western red cedar

CHOCHOL shou sugi ban charred western red cedar by reSAWN

CHOCHOL shou sugi ban charred wester red cedar

VILLA SAVOYE western red cedar by reSAWN

VILLA SAVOYE western red cedar

CUBISM features both charred and non-charred western red cedar in a range of colors including neutral and bold color tones.

CUBISM is the specification for the modern architect who is looking for what’s next.”


TELFORD, PA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / — CUBISM by reSAWN features 11 new designs on Western Red Cedar (WRC) that are engineered to add graphic interest and geometric pattern that both contrasts and compliments the natural grain of the cedar.

Using only Clear A&Better Mixed Grain Western Red Cedar, “blocks” ranging in lengths from 3” to 11” are finger jointed together to create consistent plank dimensions of 11/16” thick X 7-1/4” wide X ALL 16’ Long. Finger jointing is a woodworking joint made by cutting a set of complementary rectangular cuts in two pieces of wood, which are then glued, with a high quality PUR adhesive. To visualize a finger joint simply interlock the fingers of your hands at a ninety degree angle; hence the name “finger joint”. The “blocks” are recovered from trim backs (typically a very high quality waste product) from various parts of the production process of milling WRC into traditional products. The planks maintain the superior durability characteristics of Western Red Cedar and have the additional benefits of staying straight and flat, allowing for little or no warp in the material prior to installation.

CHARRED Finger Jointed Western Red Cedar — CHOCHOL, 4TH DIMENSION & BAUHAUS

reSAWN TIMBER co. brings our award-winning CHARRED technology to the engineered Western Red Cedar. Using our contemporary take on the ancient Japanese fire-burning technique of shou sugi ban, reSAWN’s charring process adds both performance and aesthetic characteristics to CHOCHOL, 4TH DIMENSION & BAUHAUS. The CHARRED designs are carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed and then stained/sealed. The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping (for exterior applications, we recommend sealing the back side as well as the face). The burning process accentuates the wood grain and joinery and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light.

non-CHARRED Finger Jointed Western Red Cedar — SALLE 41, DIAMANT, GRIS, MARE, NO. 609, VILLA SAVOYE, PABLO, & PRINCET

Our non-charred designs are designed to highlight the graphic interest of the wood grain and joinery of finger jointed Western Red Cedar through a variety of finishes. reSAWN offers SALLE 41, DIAMANT, GRIS, MARE, NO. 609, VILLA SAVOYE, PABLO, and PRINCET as a non-CHARRED way to capture a variety of different aesthetics from subtle white and gray tones to eye-catching bright colors.

All designs are standardly offered in Clear grade and can be treated to Class A Fire Rating for Interior Application. These products are appropriate for interior wall cladding — please call reSAWN to discuss using for exterior applications.

Madeleine Stockdale
215 709 2001
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GateHouse Logistics and Cargo Chief Partner to Reduce Empty Miles and Enhance Service in the US Supply Chain

ghTrack integrated into Cargo Chief’s data streams alerts brokers and transport companies about empty trucks in specific areas that are ready to drive a load

Every year, American trucks travel at less than market rates or even empty for nearly half of their billion miles on our highways wasting fuel, time, labor and causing needless pollution”

— Russell Jones, CEO, Cargo Chief

NøRRESUNDBY AND MILLBRAE, DENMARK AND UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / — Supply chain data aggregation firm GateHouse Logistics and 3PL technology provider Cargo Chief today jointly announce a partnership that could see a nationwide network of more than 500,000 carriers reducing the number of empty runs on North American highways.

“Every year, American trucks travel at less than market rates or even empty for nearly half of their billion miles on our highways wasting fuel, time, labor and causing needless pollution,” says Russell Jones, Cargo Chief’s CEO. “By partnering with GateHouse Logistics, we can integrate its ghTrack technology into our data streams and provide brokers and transport companies with information in real time about trucks in specific areas that are intelligently paired with available loads to keep trucks rolling at reasonable rates.” Jones is also excited about ghTrack enabling highly accurate and ubiquitous tracking of all client truckload shipments.

“This partnership confirms the widespread applications of ghTrack technology in the logistics industry. Smart factories and their extended, just-in-sequence logistics are just a few examples and better capacity planning is yet another,” adds Jesper Bennike, CEO, GateHouse Logistics.

ghTrack is fully integrable as data-as-a-service, and its tracking and visibility data will enrich Cargo Chief solutions to provide accurate and relevant matches for freight planning.

About Cargo Chief
Cargo Chief unlocks hidden carrier capacity for 3PLs by leveraging patented, award-winning technology created by the combination of Silicon Valley ingenuity and deep freight industry expertise and relationships. Cargo Chief enables 3PLs to enhance their service and profitability by matching, booking and managing loads with their existing carriers more efficiently and effectively. Please visit

About ghTrack®
ghTrack is a completely neutral and independent cloud based data sharing service leading the way that business-critical data is securely shared across the entire supply chain. It is also the perfect foundation for emerging smart industries including IoT developments. ghTrack brings long-wanted, real-time end-to-end visibility to all stakeholders in the supply chain. It aggregates position and sensor data from all modes of transportation and presents them as one unified and logical data stream for simple integration into any business system. ghTrack is Europe’s most widely used and secure data sharing service and is fully GDPR compliant. ghTrack is a brand of GateHouse Logistics A/S. Please visit


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