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Johnson Fistel, LLP Files Class Action Suit against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.; Lead Plaintiff Deadline is October 27, 2017

2017-10-07

If you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than October 27, 2017. If you wish to discuss this action, have any questions concerning this notice, or your rights or interests, please contact Jim Baker ([email protected]) at 619-814-4471. If you email, please include your phone number.  If you are a member of this class, you can view a copy of the complaint as filed or join this class action online at http://www.johnsonfistel.com.  Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. The complaint charges Vitamin Shoppe and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Vitamin...

Medical Mission Relief Fundraiser in Miami to Aid Those in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean Islands

2017-10-06

In an effort to provide medical assistance for Puerto Rico, Jose’s Hands, a nonprofit organization established to encourage medical missions to the Caribbean and Latin America, is joining forces with local medical schools and organizations to raise money for its medical mission trip. On Saturday, October 21st, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Jose’s Hands will be hosting a fundraising event at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge at 297 NW 23rd St, to raise $30,000 for medicine, equipment and logistical support to Puerto Rico. “We’ve had medical personnel and professionals from all over the country reach out to us to provide supplies and hands. The initial team we sent 5 days after the hurricane spoke with medical officials in underserved areas of the West Coast of Puerto Rico and received a list of medicines and doctors they need,” said Alex Miranda, Executive Director for Jose’s Hands. “This event is a way for us to fulfill on a promise we gave them of returning and...

Celebrate Bay Day on the Bay Trail and Water Trail October 7

2017-10-04

San Francisco – The Yard at Mission Rock: Live music, food trucks and rowing lessons with the Embarcadero Rowing Club Angel Island – REI Beach Party: Kayaking, nature photography and hiking Redwood City – 451 Seaport Court: Live music, food trucks and vendor booths Oakland – Jack London Square: Family activities, kayaking and featured restaurant discounts Benicia State Recreation Area – Walk 1.5 miles with California State Parks natural resource manager and the Vizzit founder showcasing the self-guided Vizzit audio tour, narrated by Doug McConnell India Basin Youth Day on the Bay – India Basin Shoreline Park: Kayak on the bay, walk the Bay Trail, and enjoy a barbecue sponsored by Recology, in partnership with the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park and Kayaks Unlimited. A full list of events is available at

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 – Gravitational Waves Finally Captured

2017-10-03

Rainer Weiss, LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration and the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish, LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration and Kip S. Thorne, LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” The signal was extremely weak when it reached Earth, but is already promising a revolution in astrophysics. Gravitational waves are an entirely new way of observing the most violent events in space and testing the limits of our knowledge. LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, is a collaborative project with over one thousand researchers from more than twenty countries. Together, they have realised a vision that is almost fifty years old. The 2017 Nobel Laureates have, with their enthusiasm and determination, each been invaluable to the success of LIGO. Pioneers Rainer Weiss and Kip S. Thorne, together with Barry C. Barish, the scientist...

Economists State South San Diego County is the Perfect Place for Amazon Headquarters

2017-09-15

Elected officials, economists and business leaders gathered to discuss development of the South Bay and Baja region at the South County Economic Development Council’s 27th Annual Economic Summit SAN DIEGO, September 15, 2017 –  Panelists and speakers at the South County Economic Development Council’s 27th Annual Economic Summit all agreed — collaboration is key to economic growth in the South County. Event masters of ceremony were Sally Salazar Preston, board chair of South County EDC, and Robert “Dukie” Valderrama, Port of San Diego commissioner.  A sold-out house of nearly 500 of San Diego’s business leaders and public officials gathered Friday for the South County Economic Development Council’s 27th Annual Economic Summit. The summit offered attendees a comprehensive look into the San Diego South Bay and Baja region’s latest business development and economic outlook news.  “The many panelists...

Veterinary Reference Laboratory Market Worth $5.13 Billion by 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

2017-09-14

     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160524/371361LOGO ) Rise in demand for advanced diagnostic tests and growing awareness amongst consumers are some of the factors expected to boost demand over the coming years. Moreover, companies are investing in R&D for the advancement of test kits for cost-effective diagnosis & monitoring of animal health, which is expected to boost growth. Some of the advancements in this market include efficient information management systems used in animal diagnostic applications, vaccine banks, and mobile apps for continuous monitoring. High focus toward innovation in veterinary health is anticipated to fuel the demand for reference labs. For instance, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is a public-private partnership that supports pharmaceutical innovations in Europe. In addition, MediLabSecure, a laboratory...

CO2 Solutions Welcomes Kiverdi as a Partner in the VCQ Project

2017-09-14

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 14, 2017 () – CO2 Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that Kiverdi Inc. (“Kiverdi”) of Hayward, California, has joined the Valorisation Carbone Québec (“VCQ”) Project as a carbon use partner. CO2 Solutions and Kiverdi will demonstrate carbon capture and utilization (“CCU”) through the deployment of Kiverdi’s proprietary bio-process to convert CO2 into bio-based products alongside CO2 Solutions’ leading-edge enzymatic carbon capture technology at the Parachem site in Montreal, Quebec. This is the second CO2 utilization technology to be announced within the context of the VCQ Project, the first being CO2-to-acetic acid on May 18, 2017. “CO2 Solutions is very pleased to welcome Kiverdi into the VCQ Project,” stated Evan Price, President and Chief Executive Officer of CO2 Solutions. “CO2 is recognized as the most abundant greenhouse gas (GHG). The VCQ Project will demonstrate that CO2 can also be an important feedstock for many...

Calvin Ayre Foundation to Match Donations to Barbuda Relief Effort

2017-09-10

Barbuda was directly in Irma’s path, and its Category 5 mix of 300km/hour winds and heavy rain left a trail of devastation in its wake. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, said 90% of the island’s structures have been destroyed and at least one person has been killed, although that latter figure may rise. It’s hard to imagine, but the worst may be yet to come. A new hurricane, Jose, is forming in the Atlantic and has already attained Category 5 status. Help is urgently needed and Calvin Ayre – a citizen and longtime resident of Antigua – is calling on the global online gambling industry to offer its assistance. The Calvin Ayre Foundation is currently working with the local government to coordinate relief efforts, including bringing in desperately needed tents and other emergency supplies. Similar to its campaign during the...

Mercury Insurance is Ready to Assist Customers as Hurricane Irma Threatens Georgia

2017-09-10

“Hurricanes of this magnitude are extremely dangerous and not to be taken lightly,” says Mercury Insurance Chief Claims Officer Randy Petro. “Water surges and strong winds often precede the eye of the storm, so it’s extremely important to be prepared and comply with evacuation notices. We’ve mobilized our claims teams and are ready to respond quickly to our customers’ requests for help. Whether it’s providing living expenses while they’re out of their homes due to a covered loss or facilitating claims, we’re committed to providing Mercury policyholders with the assistance they need.” Mercury specializes in personal auto and homeowners insurance, and encourages customers to review insurance policies each year with their local agents. The company’s claims adjusters will assess damage to policyholders’ property due to rain and wind. Homeowners seeking coverage from flood and debris flows should review the National Flood Insurance Program at

Equifax (EFX) Alert: Johnson Fistel Announces Filing of Class Action Lawsuit Against Equifax, Inc.; Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm for Information

2017-09-09

After the close of trading on September 7, 2017, Equifax disclosed that its databases had been breached between May and June 2017, that hackers had gained access to Company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and driver’s license numbers.  Equifax discovered the breach on July 29, 2017, but had waited until after the close of trading nearly six weeks later to disclose the breach to consumers and Equifax’s investors.  Regulatory filings show on August 3, 2017, just days after the July 29 breach discovery, Chief Financial Officer John Gamble sold shares worth $946,374 and Joseph Loughran, president of U.S. information solutions, exercised options to dispose of stock worth $584,099. If you are an Equifax shareholder and are interested in learning more about your legal rights and remedies, please contact Jim Baker

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