“Entangled Love” by Cait Jarrod

By Cait Jarrod, author Emma James is on a mission to rebuild her life after the loss of her husband. When her childhood friend offered an innocent getaway to Santa Monica, she accepts thinking fun in the sun will be a great way to start fresh. Retired professional skateboarder, Ryan Cross is a gorgeous, lovable, ladies’ man. With two skateboard parks and a fat bank account, he’s on top of his game. What could make him happier? The [PR.com] …read more

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3E Company Wins ISHN Readers’ Choice Award

3E Online-SDS Recognized for Innovative REACH and Safety Card Capabilities That Enhance Compliance

Carlsbad, Calif., Aug 1, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – 3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced that its 3E Online(R)-SDS 7.0 safety data sheet (SDS) management platform has won an Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) Readers’ Choice Award. ISHN readers recognized the latest version of 3E Company’s industry-leading SDS management platform as a top safety product in the SDS management category.

3E Online-SDS 7.0 offers a range of features and capabilities aimed at facilitating compliance for today’s global enterprise, including functionality for managing multilingual SDSs and streamlining conformance with regulations such as Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulatory framework. 3E Online-SDS 7.0 also enhances extended safety data sheet (eSDS) management and features an optional safety card module to generate cards using standardized pictograms, color-coded templates, and information from product SDSs.

“We thank ISHN and its readers for this prestigious award,” said Uday Virkud, president and CEO, 3E Company. “This win highlights the EH&S industry’s confidence in 3E’s solutions and services and underscores our commitment to developing innovative and user-friendly compliance solutions that meet the demands of today’s global enterprise.”

“Winning an ISHN Reader’s Choice Award is very rewarding for 3E, as the judging panel comprised our most important constituent – our valued customers and users,” said Tamie Webber, director of product management, 3E Company. “3E is dedicated to continually enhancing and improving 3E Online-SDS so that we can ease the many compliance burdens and challenges associated with today’s dynamic regulatory landscape.”

ISHN is a business-to-business monthly trade publication read by more than 70,000 key safety, health, and industrial hygiene experts at manufacturing facilities of all sizes. The ISHN Readers’ Choice Award program is an annual …read more

Source: ACN Newswire


Damrak Gin targets U.S. expansion in new O-I container

Schiedam, Netherlands, Aug 1, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI), the world’s largest glass container manufacturer recently completed a line extension for Lucas Bols, the world’s oldest distilled spirit brand. O-I Netherlands has been sole supplier of the 75cl bottle for Lucas Bols’ Damrak Dutch Gin for many years. The line extension introduces 70cl and 1-litre sizes for foreign markets including the U.S. and Europe. The objective is to develop sales in the U.S., where sales of premium gins are on the rise, and in other selected European markets where Lucas Bols has distribution arrangements in place.

A total packaging solution

O-I won the new product development project thanks to its ability to create a total packaging solution. To enhance Lucas Bols’ position in the premium segment, O-I upgraded the design for the 70cl and 1-litre bottles. The black closure was changed to a brilliant orange, paired with the original blue bottom, giving the brand a more Dutch look. For increased brand recognition the embossed logo was placed lower on the bottle.

O-I operates as a one-stop-shop for Lucas Bols, handling all necessary purchases and planning the complete production and distribution cycle. The specialty, extra flint bottle is made in O-I’s plant in Holzminden, Germany. O-I delivers the bottles to Decoglass in Montabauer, Germany for printing, collects them and delivers them at the Lucas Bols’ filling plant Avandis in Zoetermeer (Holland).

Segment manager beer, spirits and wine packaging for O-I Benelux, Patrick Waegemakers, says, “The long-standing relationship with Lucas Bols helped us to intimately understand their requirements. Our New Product Development capabilities and international character enable local brands to differentiate themselves in foreign competitive markets.”

International distillers such as Lucas Bols are muscling in on the proliferation of premium gin by investing in their own brands. Remaining faithful to its …read more

Source: ACN Newswire


Marathon Petroleum Corporation Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results

- Reported second-quarter earnings of $855 million ($2.95 per diluted share)
- Increased dividend 19 percent, to $0.50 per share
- Executed $459 million of share repurchases during second quarter and increased share repurchase authorization by $2 billion
- Exercised option to acquire 35 percent interest in Southern Access Extension pipeline project

FINDLAY, Ohio, Aug 1, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) today reported 2014 second-quarter earnings of $855 million, or $2.95 per diluted share, compared with $593 million, or $1.83 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013. Second-quarter 2014 earnings included pretax pension settlement expenses of $5 million, compared with $60 million for the second quarter of 2013.

“We had an outstanding quarter, with our focus on top-tier operational performance across the MPC refining, marketing and transportation system continuing to yield excellent results,” said President and CEO Gary R. Heminger. “Our integrated system operated very well, enabling us to efficiently meet consumers’ needs and capture higher product price realizations in the markets where we do business.

“I’m especially pleased with our smooth ramp-up following the largest combined turnaround activity in our history, which we executed in the first quarter,” added Heminger, “and the tremendous response by our team in Garyville, La., to bring the facility back on line quickly after it was hit by a tornado in late May.”

Heminger noted that balancing return of capital to shareholders with investments in the business remains a priority. MPC purchased $459 million of its shares in the second quarter. On July 30, the MPC board of directors authorized up to an additional $2 billion of share repurchases through July 2016 and increased the quarterly dividend to $0.50 per share. During the 12 months ended June 30, MPC returned $3.1 billion of capital to shareholders, representing a yield against average share price …read more

Source: ACN Newswire


Core sector growth jumps to 9-month high

The April-June core growth was at 4.6% as compared to 3.7% in 2013 …read more

Source: India – Business Standard


Jaitley gets fiscal deficit headache reminder

June quarter’s fiscal deficit level crosses half of estimate for entire financial year; tax & non-tax revenue pace a worry …read more

Source: India – Business Standard


Hope revives on paddy output

Foodgrain production may drop 5-8 mt compared to 2013, due to a fall in output of pulses & coarse cereals: Ministry official …read more

Source: India – Business Standard


US set to tweak visa policy, assures Kerry

The assurance came as relief for the Indian IT services sector …read more

Source: India – Business Standard


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