Exceed Solar to display high tech, solar powered living spaces to millions of shoppers

High tech housing using sustainable materials and solar PV

Exceed Solar's high tech solar powered living spaces will be featured at Southgate Centre and highlight new ways of building sustainable structures

The popularity of backyard garden suites continues to increase substantially, so our timing could not be more perfect.”

— Stanton Pawchuk, Cofounder, Exceed Solar

EDMONTON, AB, CANADA, July 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Exceed Solar is set to unveil its solar-powered living spaces at Southgate Centre in October 2018 as its guests will be treated to an inside look at what the future of living and grow spaces look like.

Exceed Solar, which specializes in backyard solar applications branded under the name “Sol Spaces”, has signed an agreement with Southgate Centre, one of Canada’s most successful shopping centres, to display the Company’s high tech garden suite on the northwest parking lot. The Company’s solar-powered greenhouse will be exhibited inside the shopping centre and will feature, among other things, a living wall.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with Southgate Centre to expose our product to millions of shoppers within our target demographic,” said Stanton Pawchuk, cofounder of Exceed Solar. “The popularity of backyard garden suites continues to increase substantially, so our timing could not be more perfect.”

Southgate Centre is among the top 5 shopping malls in Canada for sales per square foot, and is located in an affluent area of Edmonton with a strong appeal to professionals and young families. Annually the shopping centre draws approximately 8.9 million visitors.

These demographics line up perfectly with Exceed Solar’s target market, particularly with the popularity of backyard applications such as garden suites and solar greenhouses. Municipal bylaws and regulations are now aligned with this growing market making it even easier for people to implement.

“Even as a rental suite, the backyard garden suite provides a significant return on investment,” explained Pawchuk. “However the flexibility for these living spaces is impressive, and can range from extra office space to artists studios and guest suites.”

Inside the shopping centre under a themed dome area will be the solar powered greenhouse, which is becoming increasingly appealing as food costs rise and consumers express more and more concern about genetically modified foods. The solar greenhouse has its own power source using 1 kWh of solar energy.

While the market for smaller homes, often termed tiny homes, is growing, Exceed Solar is taking a different approach to both renewable energy and living spaces. Each Sol Space is energy audited to maximize efficiency and to reduce the cost of solar power. In order to achieve scalability, the Company has used structural insulated panels as opposed to stick frame construction. This enables Exceed Solar to scale its solution to larger applications such as residential homes and recreational properties.

Exceed Solar is currently constructing the prototypes for the Southgate project and will be launching them on October 1, 2018 at the shopping center with an official ribbon cutting.

ABOUT EXCEED SOLAR

Exceed Solar leverages cutting edge building technologies to create fully sustainable, energy efficient, highly engineered living spaces. These “Sol Spaces” have been designed both to reduce the carbon footprint of the structures and to utilize available renewable energy from the sun via PV solar panels. Sol Spaces are easily installed and highly scalable, from backyard garden suites to solar powered greenhouses to fully sustainable recreational and residential homes. Our company objective is to exceed your expectations of what’s possible.

CONTACT:

John Putters
Ph: 587-985-2601
jputters@exceedsolar.com
www.exceedsolar.com

John Putters
Exceed Solar
5879852601
email us here


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Luxury for a Cause: Introducing Atelier’s No Finning Shark Skin Minimalist Wallet ~鮫風~

No finning Shark Leather Wallet for Minimalist

Our project has started to help long-term reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

Our project has started to help long-term reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

Our project has started to help long-term reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

Atelier Shark Japan LLC has launched its 100% Made in Japan, no finning and zero waste minimalist shark leather ~鮫風~ exclusively on Kickstarter.

KOBE, HYOGO, JAPAN, July 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — KOBE, Japan, July 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Focused on reviving the economy and supporting the long-term restoration in Kesennuma, Atelier Shark Japan LLC has designed premium shark leather Pass Wallets for the global market. These 100% Made in Japan, zero waste, cruelty-free minimalist wallets are now available on Kickstarter.

Atelier uses sharkskin sourced specifically from Kesennuma to produce these 100% handmade shark leather wallets. Soft, smooth, bright, shiny, and fine textured, these vibrant shark leather wallets use all-natural botanical dyes. Apart from their minimalist sophisticated design and surprising detail, these Pass Wallets are also water resistant and durable. Extremely functional and convenient to use, you only need one hand to access your cards. These shark leather wallets also store coins and bills easily.

"We came across this amazing shark skin material while volunteering in Kesennnuma after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. That's when we decided to make people aware of the fact that this amazing material can be used to make excellent leather products," said Yuki Tokii, founder of Atelier Shark Japan LLC.

Highly skilled local Japanese craftsmen chosen for their masterful leather sewing, dyeing and tanning make each shark leather wallet one by one. They measure the dimensions of each individual product to ensure the correct edge thickness and maintain an error-free production process. Kesennuma strictly follows a "no finning" and "zero waste" policy. Recognizing the potential sustainability problem, Atelier controls and limits its production volume. There is no mass production of these products.

Kesennuma, one of the biggest fishing ports in Tohoku, was the scene of deadly devastation in 2011. The once flourishing fishing industry is yet to recover in the aftermath of the tsunami. Atelier hopes to restore social and financial prosperity to Kesennuma and reduce the region's dependency on charitable organizations.

"By using shark skin from Kesennuma, we hope to help with the long-term reconstruction," said Yuki Tokii, co-founder of Atelier Shark Japan LLC. "We are striving to help increase employment and bring economic prosperity to this region that suffered immensely due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and the tsunami of 2011 through this project."

Featuring premium Japanese craftsmanship, Atelier's 100% Made in Japan, zero waste minimalist Pass Wallets can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter.

Media Contact:

Name: Ippei Watanabe

Email: ateliershark@magcruise.co.jp

About Atelier Shark Japan LLC:

Established in 2013 by Yuki Toki and Takao Bessho, Atelier Shark Japan LLC produces a variety of premium 100% Made in Japan shark leather products and accessories like bangles, business card holders, pen cases and a diverse selection of wallets. The company's motto is to help people in earthquake-damaged regions through long-term reconstruction by showcasing local products and introducing their story to the world.

Ippei Watanabe
Atelier Shark
+818092175676
email us here

No finning Shark Leather Wallet for Minimalist


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First-ever commercial diagnostic test for deadly equine virus now available

 NEV is a horse equivalent of HIV and is becoming an increasingly serious threat to at least 10 percent of the global horse population.To counter this emerging threat, Equigerminal Team has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds.

New Equine Virus or NEV is a horse equivalent of HIV and is becoming an increasingly serious threat to at least 10 percent of the global horse population.

 To counter this emerging threat, Equigerminal Team has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds and support for the development of tests and antivirals to control this threat. The team of scientists is now welcoming everyone to generously support this campaign.

The team is offering NEV tests as a reward for the backers and more details are available on the Indiegogo campaign page of the project.A veterinarian is required to take the horse’s blood, which is sent to the Equigerminal lab where it is tested and then results sent

New Equine Virus (NEV) was first identified in 2013 by Isabel Fidalgo Carvalho and Alexandre Pires. Isabel and Alexandre went on to found Portugal-based equine biotech firm Equigerminal in order to develop an accurate and commercially viable NEV diagnostic test.

We have spent the last five years developing a diagnostic test and a potential cure for NEV”, explains Pires. “We now need to raise awareness of the problem and help vets to diagnose this disease correctly.”

A diagnostic test, able to identify a deadly virus believed to be present in up to 10% of horses, is now available for the first time for horse lovers.

Our world is interconnected
'The greatest danger to our future is apathy' for animal diseases and the spread of virus with zoonotic potential!
ACT against a new deadly equine virus, similar to HIV.”

— Isabel Carvalho

COIMBRA, COIMBRA, PORTUGAL, July 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Equigerminal is an established biotech company specialising in equine health. It already offers more than 60 lab-testing services to horse owners and vets.
Equigerminal hopes to develop further equine healthcare and welfare products and services, such as DNA testing services and pathogen screening to aid the world’s almost 70 million horses.

New Equine Virus or NEV is a horse equivalent of HIV and is becoming an increasingly serious threat to at least 10 percent of the global horse population. To counter this emerging threat, Equigerminal Team has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds and support for the development of tests and antivirals to control this threat. The team of scientists is now welcoming everyone to generously support this fundraising campaign and their goal is to raise a sum of EUR 15,000.

New Equine Virus (NEV) was first identified in 2013 by Isabel Fidalgo Carvalho and Alexandre Pires. Isabel and Alexandre went on to found Portugal-based equine biotech firm Equigerminal in order to develop an accurate and commercially viable NEV diagnostic test that can be used by vets, vet labs and horse owners.

After many years of research and testing the diagnostic test is now launching to the equine community.

NEV – the equine equivalent of HIV – is often misdiagnosed or hidden by other diseases that induce similar symptoms, like anemia and neurological issues in horses. It is most commonly confused with the West Nile Virus, Swamp Fever virus (EIAV) and Equine Herpesviruses (EHV)

Horses thought to have the highly-contagious Swamp Fever can be ordered to be culled by officials in an attempt to stop its spread – a tragedy for the horses, and highly distressing and costly for owners.

By testing a number of horses with anemia Equigerminal researchers first believed they had found the presence of a divergent strain of the Swamp Fever Virus (EIAV) – because the horses cross reacted with EIAV, but were negative in the official tests (the Coggins test). But subsequent research found they were actually suffering from NEV

NEV, which can lead to severe neurological diseases and also prove fatal, can now be identified through the use of the new diagnostic test developed by Equigerminal.

A veterinarian is required to take the horse’s blood, which is sent to the Equigerminal lab where it is tested and then results are returned to the owner/vet.

Once the horse has been tested the appropriate treatment can be given and the spread of the disease prevented. The treatment is currently targeted towards improving the general well-being of the horse, health monitoring, and boosting the animal’s immune system. The next stage is to find a treatment, and ideally a cure for NEV.

NEV was discovered by Portuguese scientist, veterinarian and entrepreneur Isabel Fidalgo Carvalho while completing her PhD in Equine Sciences at the Universities of Oporto and Pittsburgh.

“During my time at University and at Equigerminal, I noticed unusual anemia and severe neurological signs in horses, which in my PhD I wrongly hypothesized to be attributed to Swamp Fever”, says Carvalho.

“I realized through the samples that this virus was actually closer to equine HIV – New Equine Virus, or NEV”.

Carvalho launched Equigerminal in 2011 with fellow equine scientist, inventor and entrepreneur, Alexandre Vieira Pires.

“We have spent the last five years developing a diagnostic test and a potential cure for NEV”, explains Pires.

“We now need to raise awareness of the problem and help vets to diagnose this disease correctly.”

Equigerminal hopes to develop further equine healthcare and welfare products and services, such as DNA testing services and pathogen screening to aid the world’s almost 70 million horses.

New Equine Virus or NEV is a horse equivalent of HIV and is becoming an increasingly serious threat to at least 10 percent of the global horse population. To counter this emerging threat, Equigerminal Team has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds and support for the development of tests and antivirals to control this threat. The team of scientists is now welcoming everyone to generously support this fundraising campaign and their goal is to raise a sum of EUR 15,000.

The Indiegogo Campaign is located on the web at:
www.indiegogo.com/projects/equigerminal-pets and supporters from around the world can back this project by making generous pledges and donations. Everyone, especially pet lovers and those who care about saving a major chunk of horse population are welcomed to participate in the fundraising. The team is offering NEV tests as a reward for the backers and more details are available on the Indiegogo campaign page of the project.

About This Project
Equigerminal is a horse biotech company based in Europe and it has recently discovered a new lentivirus that affects horses. The new virus is called New Equine Virus (NEV) and it is a serious threat to the horse population worldwide. The team of scientists is now raising funds and support to counter this threat via Indiegogo and it is welcoming everyone for generous community backing.

Isabel Carvalho
Equigerminal SA
239094666
email us here

We’ve identified a New Equine Virus, similar to HIV, developed tests and antivirals to control it.


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Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Mississippi to Call for Direct Access to the Nation's Best Attorneys for Much Better Financial Compensation Results

Hiring a local personal-injury attorney to handle a complex mesothelioma compensation claim could result in a navy veteran with mesothelioma getting dramatically shortchanged-overcharged or both”

— Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center is now urging a US Navy Veteran who has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma in Mississippi, or their family to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 so they do not make the huge mistake of hiring an inexperienced lawyer/law firm. If a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma wants the very best mesothelioma financial compensation they will need direct access to some of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys who exclusively handle mesothelioma compensation claims for Navy Veterans on a full-time basis. http://Mississippi.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The mesothelioma attorneys the Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center suggests frequently get million-dollar settlements for Navy Veterans with mesothelioma-especially if the Veteran was exposed to asbestos in a ship's engine room, engineering, while serving on a US Navy nuclear submarine, or while assisting shipyard workers repair their ship or boat.

The Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "When people hear the words US Navy Veterans they may not necessarily think of Mississippi, but we are certain there are thousands of Navy Veterans throughout Mississippi and a significant percentage were exposed to asbestos. When it comes to mesothelioma compensation for a US Navy Veteran, it is incredibly vital the lawyer they hire has years of experience with Navy Veteran mesothelioma compensation claims.

"Hiring a local personal-injury attorney to handle a complex mesothelioma compensation claim could result in a navy veteran with mesothelioma getting dramatically shortchanged-overcharged or both as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303. We are potentially talking about the Veteran losing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in lost compensation." http://Mississippi.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center has experience helping US Navy Veterans who were exposed to asbestos on the following types of US Navy ships:

* Destroyers
* Frigates
* Air Craft Carriers
* Cruisers
* Fast Attack Submarines (Los Angeles Class)
* Nuclear Submarines
* Amphibious Assault Ships
* Oilers and Cargo Ships
* Navy Tugs/Support Vessels

For a listing of all former and current US Navy ships, please refer to the US Navy's website for this information: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/our_ships.asp

The Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center’s initiative is a service available to any diagnosed victim of mesothelioma throughout Mississippi in every community such as Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, and Tupelo. http://Mississippi.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Mississippi the Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital:University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, Mississippi: https://www.umc.edu/cancerinstitute/ or the MD Anderson Cancer Clinic Houston, Texas. Note the MD Anderson Cancer Clinic might be one the best places in the world to be treated for mesothelioma.

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Mississippi include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, factory workers mill workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. Asbestos was widely used in oil refineries, in the oil production industry or in building construction in Mississippi during these time frames as the group would like to explain anytime at 800-724-0303. http://Mississippi.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, mesothelioma does happen in Mississippi.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma

Michael Thomas
Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center
800-714-0303
email us here


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Eastern European Association of the Greens: Global warming – ways to prevent.

Global warming – one of the most disturbing problem of our times. Awareness and joint decisive actions – is our way to prevent drastic changes.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, July 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — July 16, 2018 in Brussels Press Club (Brussels, Belgium), the Eastern European Association of the Greens discussed an important topic: Ways and methods of preventing global warming.

Participants of the round table analyzed the problem of climate change on Earth and, in particular, in Europe. Thus, during the discussion, experts noted that since the beginning of the 20th century, the average temperature of the Earth's climate system has increased by about 0.74 ° C, while about 2/3 of increase fall on the last decades, namely, after 1980. Each of the last three decades was warmer than the previous one.

At the same time, participants noted that it is the countries of Europe that are the most active in raising the topic of climate change and are trying in every possible way to reduce the impact of global warming to the planet. However, alternative energy sources does not cover the needs of Europe and the world as a whole.

During the discussion speakers named the most damaging causes of global warming. So, according to ecologists, it is the anthropogenic factors that most influence climate change. As Anastasia Soyluoglu, researcher, KULeuven, noted, the main sources of carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere are still enterprises operating on traditional energy sources, including coal. At the same time, the countries of Eastern Europe were unable to meet the standards of the green economy because of the low level of technological development.

A number of studies and analyzes, according to Ekaterina Tsaranok, Founder and Director of Modern Education & Research Institute, say that if decisive measures are not taken in the nearest future to prevent the release of carbon dioxide, the temperature by the end of the 21st century can grow by an average 2 degrees.

"According to United Nations, in the next 100 years the average global temperature may increase at least 6 ° C. For Europe this means an increase in frequency of storms, extinction of mammals, more frosty winter months, and incredibly hot summer – the last we have seen for several years. In addition, the number of migrants to the EU will grow significantly – and this is also the effect of global warming "- she says.

Also, the participants of the round table discussed ways and methods of solving the problem. According to Algirdas Yurgelevicius, the Vice-President of EEAG, among the most effective are refusal and / or minimization of the extraction and use of coal, oil and natural gas.

At the same time, experts focused on international regulation of the problem of global warming. In particular, on the implementation of the Paris Agreement, which developed an action plan aimed at improving the situation. According to the agreement, the participating countries advocated a complete refusal to use coal as an energy source until 2050 to slow the global warming process and come to a natural temperature increase of no more than a half degree. But the agreement has its drawbacks – the lack of mechanisms for punishment for non-fulfillment of its conditions.

In concluding remarks experts noted that the process of climate change can still be slowed down. That is why it is necessary to reach a consensus at all levels and consolidate efforts between politicians, business, "green" movements and individuals. But, first of all, everyone should start with himself. Each person in daily living can do simple but very important actions: minimize the use of gas and electricity, use electric vehicles, become a follower of reasonable consumption in everything.

We create our heritage.

Alexandra
Eastern European Association of the Greens
37257118097
email us here


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Nearly 10% of World’s Remaining Rhinos in Crisis

Mom Natalya, and her calf Gugu. BDR’s first F2 rhino.

Feeding time at the BDR Hand-Rear Facility

BDR’s Poaching Quick Reaction Team

The Rhinos of Buffalo Dream Ranch need assistance from an impassioned public to ensure their ongoing protection and to save this iconic species from extinction.

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”

— Robert Swan

KLERKSDORP, NORTHWEST PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, July 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A Very Public Good News Story:
Buffalo Dream Ranch (BDR) is the world's largest Captive Rhino Breeding Project and is hidden away in the flat, dry savanna of the North West Province of South Africa. BDR was founded and funded entirely by one passionate and humble man, John Hume. John, now 76, has bred more than 1,285 rhinos in his lifetime, and he, together with his dedicated team currently care for and protect 1,632 rhinos. They recently celebrated the birth of their first “F2”, or second generation, rhino calf on their project which is an outstanding achievement for any breeding operation. Over 300 of their dams (females) are pregnant right now, and due to give birth over the next 18 months, many more of which will be “F2’s”. This equates to close to 10% of the world’s remaining White Rhinos. BDR’s mission is simple. It is “To Breed Better and Protect Better” in their attempt to move this iconic species away from extinction. They hope this financial year to eventually meet their breeding target of 200 calves per annum.

BDR’s Very Private Financial Crisis:
After investing US$100 million of his life’s savings into this cause, John has now finally reached the end of his financial wherewithal to continue protecting these rhinos. This cash flow crisis they find themselves in has caused BDR to give notice of termination to the private army of foot soldiers who protect their rhino, as they can no longer afford their services. In fact, as soon as August this year, there will be no money left to even fund the day-to-day operation of the project, leaving the future of nearly 2,000 rhinos in severe jeopardy. We simply cannot sit by and watch a project of such significance to the conservation of our rhino, collapse due to a lack of funding.

The Reason Why:
John has always maintained that key to the success of BDR, and in fact to saving the rhino from extinction, is legalised trade in rhino horn. BDR routinely trim horns primarily to render their rhino less attractive to poachers, and thereby limiting the exorbitant cost of protection. They currently hold a stockpile of over 6.5 tons of horn in vaults around South Africa, which if valued at the reported wholesale price of US$20,000 per kg, amounts to US$130 million. Just imagine how much ‘good’ all this money could do for the conservation of African rhino, if only it was released into the pockets of legitimate rhino owners, instead of lining the pockets of criminals! Sadly though, the CITES ban on international trade persists, and the South African Government continue to hamper the sale of horn in our domestic market, and as a result, the BDR project find themselves in this very difficult financial situation. It should also be noted that BDR has, to date, not received a single cent of support from any Government, NGO or Charity throughout their journey.

Proposed Solutions:
There are a number of alternative initiatives currently underway which, with the help of an impassioned public, might just be able to steer BDR through their cashflow crisis, and secure the future of nearly 2,000 rhinos. These include:

1) Search for one or more partners – Probably the most viable solution is for John to find one or more wealthy impact investors with a passion for conservation of rhino, and a recognition of the potential for returns through trade in horn. He is ready to sell up to 50% of his BDR Captive Breeding Operation (CBO) to secure the future of his rhino. These partners would then work together with John to continue lobbying both the South African Government and CITES to ease up the horn trade environment and deliver BDR to sustainability through a legal and sustainable trade in horn. A search for these illusive benefactors is currently underway, and BDR would be grateful if any party interested, and in a position to provide the required investment, would make urgent contact through details provided herein.

As an impassioned public, your role could be to spread the word far and wide in the hopes of reaching one of these investors.

2) Rhino Coin – The second initiative is the recently launched, and still relatively unknown Rhino Coin. This is an innovative new proudly South African Crypto-Conservation initiative that issues 1 Rhino Coin for every 1g of ethically sourced blood-free horn secured in vaults in South Africa. See https://www.rhinocoin.com/ for more details of how you can get involved. A Foundation has been established by Rhino Coin to ensure proceeds go directly back to real live rhinos on the ground. Rhino Coin is currently tradable against ZAR, Bitcoin and Ethereum, and can be traded on the CornuEx exchange.

An impassioned public could make a real and immediate difference to the Rhinos of BDR by registering at https://trade.cornuex.com/refer.html?ref=1063 and investing in Rhino Coin today.

3) Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign – The final initiative is a direct appeal to the hearts and minds of a very generous public for donations through and Indiegogo Campaign which can be found here www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-protect-rhinos-from-poachers-security-community. Funds from this campaign will go directly towards the implementation of a state-of-the-art early warning electronic security system which will significantly cut BDR’s monthly running costs and allow them to continue the good work they are doing breeding rhino. The campaign story in this link contains a lot more detail behind the amazing BDR project and is well worth a read, regardless of whether or not you intend to donate.

As Robert Swan, the first man to walk to both Poles, once said, “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”. We simply cannot afford, as a responsible and caring public, to sit idly by and watch the demise of this most important conservation project. So, if you care about conservation of Africa’s wildlife, and more importantly saving the rhino from extinction, then please pick one or all of the above solutions and make your difference today.

Lael Heasman
Buffalo Dream Ranch
+27824599412
email us here

Listen to John Hume, in person, talking about the plight of hs rhino and how Rhino Coin might be the solution.


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Al Jisr foundation visits CERF and UNGC

In the picture (From Left to Right) – Sultan Al Busaidi, Lisa Doughten & Zaher Al Hosni

In the picture (From Left to Right) –Zaher Al Hosni, Sultan Al Busaidi & Alex Stein

MUSCAT , OMAN, July 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Al Jisr Foundation visits Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in New York after signing the UN Global Compact earlier this year. The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world and CERF is a humanitarian fund established by the United Nations General Assembly in the year 2005.
Being one of CERF’s donors, the directors of the Al-Jisr foundation met the chief of the CERF secretariat Lisa Doughten in her office to enhance the relationship between both the organisations and to discuss potential future co-operation on international sustainable projects including the possible new areas that can be focussed and ventured. These initiatives definitely has given Al-Jisr Foundation a global reach as its projects focusses outside of its home country Oman.

Zaher Al Hosni, Director of Miras Investment, Mazaya Oman and Al Jisr Foundation said, “the only way for us to see a positive change in our future is if we all come together and work as a nation. Only after understanding our differences and seeing how our differences can be made advantageous, we will be able to create a bigger positive impact in the world.”

Then the directors met Alex Stein, Managing Director, Foundation for the Global Compact & Chief Financial Officer, UN Global Compact.

After signing the UNGC, it was important for Al Jisr Foundation Directors to have an insight on the procedures, policies and best practices for an efficient implémentation process. Moreover, this complements Al Jisr Foundation’s new strategy which focuses on sustainable projects in healthcare and education. Furthermore, the next agenda will be to promote UNGC in the country of Oman and its region by being a role model and enhance their partnership with CERF.

About the Al Jisr Foundation
Al Jisr is a private Zakat foundation focused on creating strategic impact through (emergency) healthcare and education initiatives. As Oman’s first non-profit organization to sign the United Nations Global Compact, it is particularly focussed on steering Oman towards the achievement of the universally adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

Azza Nasser Al Barwani
Al Jisr Foundation
94427141
email us here


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Kona-Based Artist John Ferdico is July’s Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Resident Artist

What I try to do is make each piece appear to be this exquisitely detailed and accurate model, but with this strange marking scheme.”

— John Ferdico, NPAF artist in residence

VOLCANO, HAWAI'I, US, July 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — ISLAND OF HAWAIʻI — Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and The National Parks Arts Foundation are proud to announce that John Ferdico, a photographer and installation artist originally from New York, but who for years has called Kailua-Kona his home, will be July’s Artist in Residence near the Park which is at the moment closed to the public due to high concentrations of Sulfur Dioxide, explosive ash clouds, ejected rock, and earthquakes at Kilauea’s summit that began in March of 2008.

Ferdico will also produce a presentation for visitors and the public at large, on July 20th, 2018 at 10 am, at the Kahuku Unit of the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Directions: Enter the Kahuku unit of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the mauka (uphill) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. This event is made possible with support from the National Park Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Friends of Hawai’i National Park.

Ferdico, a visual artist born in New York, but was raised in Kansas City, where he received his B.A. in Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. After that, he received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and lived in Oakland, CA, before moving to Hawai’i in 2012. The Artist takes hyperreal model aircraft, painstakingly builds them, paints them, and then uses them as a launching platform for a surrealist visual experiments that both entrance and estrange. Says Ferdico about the process: “What I try to do is make each piece appear to be this exquisitely detailed and accurate model, but with this strange marking scheme. I suppose it is a Surrealist strategy, meant to cause the viewer to reconsider the more ordinary elements seen in the juxtapositions.”

Currently, his art process focuses on making multimedia works that mix craft at a high level with a wandering search to make modern devotional objects, that indicate toward but don’t spell out, mystery and veneration. Says Ferdico: “I started looking at various folk art forms because there is a remarkable similarity of intent in the making of objects. We make mementos, we make icons that evoke stories and lessons of virtue, we make charms meant to protect us from harm. And that's where the ideas about culture, spirituality, and technology emerge for me. I decided I want to do the same thing artists have always done, but I want to reference of our own culture, reflect the complications of our modern beliefs, and use the materials of our own era. So I ended up gluing pictures on model airplanes, using the imagery to suggest some surreal camouflage that might transform the object into a likeness of some mythical being.”

For Ferdico, the experience of relocating to Hawai’i has been transformative for his view of the world and his art process: “Having lived in big cities all my life, the move to Hawaii is a strange one, but one I feel so lucky to have blundered into making. What I like most about it may also be what has the biggest impact on my art, and it's a difficult one to reconcile. Moving here I quickly learned Aloha is not a mere greeting, but the incantation of a profound moral philosophy. For me it became an invitation to a calmer, more decent, and more thoughtful life. Aloha elevates compassion and deference above the search for truth, the typical western imperative. Maybe this is because Aloha doesn't seem to aspire to an idealized existence, and maybe that's because the beauty of this environment doesn't cause people to need more. But for an artist for whom art is as much a referendum as an exaltation, and for an artist whose urge to express is mainly by contrariness and dissent, I sometimes feel uncomfortable making art here. Or maybe Aloha has soothed my contrariness and dissent, making me feel less urge to express.”

And because the United States is an infinitely practical place, what is this art useful for? John Ferdico has a preliminary answer: “I have this crazy urge to hang one over my bed so the North Koreans won't nuke Hawaii.”

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 National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, 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. NPAF is always seeking new partners and donors for its wide-ranging artist-in-residence programs.

John Cargill
National Parks Arts Foundation
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Annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ report released with expanded coverage of Canadian biofuel use, GHG reductions, and costs

Biofuel blend % 2010 – 2016

Avoided lifecycle GHG reductions 2010- 2016

Advanced Biofuels Canada commissions third report, now addresses tax impacts.

Comprehensive data about our industry has become even more important given biofuels’ key role in meeting expanding federal and provincial renewable and low carbon fuel policies.”

— Ian Thomson, President, ABFC

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada (BIC) 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last annual report by Navius Research.

“Data about our industry has become even more important as biofuels’ role in meeting federal Clean Fuel Standard targets becomes evident. Provincial work to update renewable and low carbon fuel policies also continues. These annual reports have become increasingly comprehensive to stay relevant in the very dynamic Canadian fuels and carbon pricing arena,” said Ian Thomson, president ABFC.

The updated report catalogs biofuel blending rates, biofuel types, and feedstocks utilized at the provincial level. Greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions are assessed annually by fuel type, with estimates of biofuels impact on consumer fuel expenditures, GHG abatement costs, and the impact of taxation policies on lower carbon fuels.

Amongst the study’s highlights:
• Ethanol consumption has increased from roughly 1,700 million liters in 2010 to 2,850 million liters in 2016, accounting for over 6% of fuel consumption in the gasoline pool. Renewable fuel consumption in the diesel pool was 540 million liters in 2016, accounting for roughly 2% of diesel fuel consumption.
• Annual avoided lifecycle GHG emissions resulting from biofuel consumption were 4.1 Mt/yr in 2016, a slight step backwards from 2015.
• Biofuel consumption reduced fuel expenditures in Canada by 0.26% from 2010 to 2016, relative to a counterfactual scenario of no biofuel blending.
• The cost impact is equivalent to an average $16/yr savings for an archetypal gasoline consumer (i.e. private light-duty vehicle) or an additional cost of $223/yr for an archetypal diesel consumer (i.e. a long-haul trucker).

The report continued to highlight the need for a government review of taxation on biofuels. As biofuels generally have lower energy densities than gasoline and diesel, volumetric fuel taxes (e.g., excise, carbon) on biofuels unnecessarily increase fuel costs for consumers and create windfall tax revenues for governments. Governments should align fuel taxation policies to meet transport and climate goals by supporting increased use of low carbon advanced biofuels.

The full report and data tables are available at https://www.naviusresearch.com/publications/2018-biofuels-in-canada/

Ian Thomson
Advanced Biofuels Canada
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Nexus of Technology & Policy Drive Programming at PBS' White House Chronicle

Science Transforming Life

We are missing something if we don't realize how profoundly technology has changed our world and continues to reshape it,”

— Llewellyn King, Host "White House Chronicle"

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Llewellyn King, executive producer and host of "White House Chronicle," a weekly news and public affairs program on PBS and other broadcast outlets, announced today six areas in which the program will be making mini-series through the end of the year.

These are:

1. The future of electricity and grid security.

2. The future of electrified surface transportation.

3. The future of air transportation, emphasizing electric and unmanned aircraft.

4. The future of work, automation and the gig economy.

5. The future of block chain, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

6. The future of additive manufacturing (3D printing) and how it will change manufacturing and affect jobs.

"Our interest in these subjects reflects our belief that while politics are vital, other forces also shape the future. We are missing something if we don't realize how profoundly technology has changed our world and continues to reshape it," said King, a veteran writer and broadcaster on the intersection of politics and technology.

"Eventually, all these changes will have to be addressed in policy by the White House and Congress," he said.

"White House Chronicle" is looking to partner with companies, universities or foundations that understand the importance of our techno-political future.

"White House Chronicle" airs nationwide on 200 PBS and public, educational and government (PEG) access stations, and the commercial AMG TV network. It airs worldwide on Voice of America Television and Radio in English and Chinese.

An audio version of the half hour program airs four times on SiriusXM Radio's P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), Channel 124.

Llewellyn King
White House Chronicle
(202) 441-2702
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