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TA Restaurant Group Opens Fazoli’s Restaurant in San Antonio, Texas

16 01 2018

WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The TA Restaurant Group (TARG) has announced the opening of a new Fazoli’s® restaurant located at I-10, Exit 583 (I.H.-10 East), in San Antonio, Texas. The new Fazoli’s will serve a delicious variety of classic Italian dishes, baked pastas, pizza, Submarinos® sandwiches, entree salads and desserts – along with unlimited Fazoli’s signature garlic breadsticks. The restaurant dining room has seating for 116 people and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The San Antonio Fazoli’s is the second Fazoli’s restaurant operated by TARG, and its first in Texas. About TA Restaurant GroupThe TA Restaurant Group includes more than 850 quick service, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands including Quaker Steak & Lube, Iron Skillet and Country Pride. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities,...

Top 10 U.S. Gas Station Brands Ranked By Customers

16 01 2018

BOSTON January 16, 2018 The words "gas station" may stir up thoughts of oil-stained floors, bathrooms keys attached to a hubcap, or small racks of gum near the cash register, but today’s top brands prove that buying gas can be a whole new experience. GasBuddy, the only smartphone app that connects more than 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, today issues its list of the Top 10 Gas Station Brands in the U.S.—revealing which gas station convenience store brands made the rankings in 2017. “These are destination brands that directly compete with restaurants, coffee shops, and—in some cases—even supermarkets,” said Frank Beard, convenience store and retail trends analyst at GasBuddy. “Although gas stations are still in the business of selling gas, the leading brands have become so much more. They’re a refuge for motorists looking for great food, an amazing cup of coffee, or some of the best customer service you’ll find anywhere.” Top 10 Gas Station Brands...

LINN Energy Announces Sale of the Altamont Bluebell Field for $132 Million

16 01 2018

HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2018 -- LINN Energy, Inc. (OTCQB:LNGG) (“LINN” or the “Company”) announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its interest in properties located in the Altamont Bluebell Field to an undisclosed buyer for a contract price of $132 million, subject to closing adjustments.The properties to be sold consist of approximately 36,000 net acres in Utah with third quarter net production of approximately 1,450 BOE/d, proved developed reserves of ~5.8 MMBOE(1) and proved developed PV-10 of approximately $75 million(1). Annualized field level cash flow on these properties is approximately $8.4 million(2).The sale is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018 with an effective date of August 1, 2017. This transaction is subject to satisfactory completion of title and environmental due diligence, as well as the satisfaction of closing conditions. CIBC Griffis & Small and Jefferies LLC acted as co-financial advisors and Kirkland & Ellis LLP as legal...

New Directions Behavioral Health Acquires E4 Health

16 01 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 16, 2018 -- New Directions Behavioral Health (New Directions) today announced the acquisition of E4 Health's assets, client base and employees. "When individuals are healthy and thriving, their organizations thrive too," said Lee Tuveson, president and chief executive officer of New Directions. "By combining New Directions' long-standing employee assistance program with E4 Health's experienced workforce, innovative technology, and vast provider network, we will help employers, colleges and universities meet the physical and mental health challenges of their employees and students." Unhealthy behavioral and lifestyle choices are driving 70 percent of health care costs in the U.S.* "You can't address the issues of skyrocketing health care costs by separating physical and behavioral health issues," said E4 Health president Brian Summers. "We are thrilled to join the New Directions family – a company that closely resembles our whole-person...

NI Improves PXI SMU Channel Density for the Semiconductor Test System by 6X

16 01 2018

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced today the PXIe-4163 high-density source measure unit (SMU), which provides six times more DC channel density than previous NI PXI SMUs for testing RF, MEMS, and mixed-signal and other analog semiconductor components. “Highly disruptive technologies like 5G, the Internet of Things and autonomous vehicles place continued pressure on semiconductor organizations to evolve and adopt more efficient approaches to semiconductor test – from the lab environment to the production floor,” said Eric Starkloff, NI executive vice president of global sales and marketing. “Semiconductor test is a strategic focus for NI. We are extending the capabilities of our software platform and PXI, exemplified by our newest PXI SMU, to help chipmakers address their top challenges.” Chipmakers have rapidly adopted...

EnCap Flatrock Midstream Promotes Sam Pitts to Partner

16 01 2018

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EnCap Flatrock Midstream (“EnCap Flatrock”) today announced the promotion of Sam Pitts to partner. Mr. Pitts, who anchors the firm’s Houston office, joined EnCap Flatrock Midstream as managing director in 2014. He serves on the board of directors of several EnCap Flatrock portfolio companies including Aspen Midstream, LLC; Greenfield Midstream, LLC; Moda Midstream, LLC; Nuevo Midstream Dos, LLC; and Tradition Midstream, LLC. “Sam has played an instrumental role in our success. He has brought important new relationships to the firm and has strengthened existing alliances through his board service and his work with our investors. His performance has met and exceeded every expectation we had when he accepted our invitation to join the firm,” said EnCap Flatrock Midstream Founder and Managing Partner Billy Lemmons. “We are fortunate to have a deep pool of talent that represents our next-generation leadership. Sam has been integral to our...

Waterproofing Admixture Market is Expected to Reach $4.5 Billion by 2023

16 01 2018

Trends, opportunities and forecast to 2023 for waterproofing admixture market by product type (crystalline, pore blocking and others), by end use (residential, commercial and infrastructure), and by region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World) IRVING, Texas, January 16, 2018 - ​According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the global waterproofing admixture market looks promising with opportunities in the residential, commercial, and infrastructure sectors. The global waterproofing admixture market is expected to reach an estimated $4.4 billion by 2023 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2018 to 2023. The major drivers for growth of the waterproofing admixture market are increasing building and construction activities, renovation of old building structures, and growing awareness on construction quality. Browse 62 market data tables and 85 figures spread through 147 pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Waterproofing Admixture...

Physician Partners Of America Names COO Tracie Lawson As President

16 01 2018

Tracie Lawson, President and COO, Physician Partners of America I’m still hands-on and like to make the time to see patients, get involved in outreach programs and customer service. TAMPA, Fla. January 16, 2018 Physician Partners of America (PPOA), a national healthcare company headquartered in Tampa, has named Tracie Lawson, MBA, MSN, ARNP-C, as its first president. Lawson, who joined PPOA in 2014, has served as its chief operations officer since 2015 and will also continue to hold that title. She oversees daily operations and development of the company and its affiliates in Florida and Texas. Lawson earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida, and obtained her certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She earned her MBA from the University of Phoenix and completed a master’s course in Private Equity at the London Business School. She is a Certified Healthcare Risk Manager in the state of Florida as well as a certified professional coder...

Federos LLC Partners with Arago to Autonomously Address Service Operations Challenges and Enable Virtualization

16 01 2018

FRISCO, Texas & FRANKFURT, Germany & REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Federos LLC, the leading provider of next-generation, service management solutions for service providers, managed service providers, and enterprises, expands its global partner program and announces a strategic relationship with Arago, a pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI) and leader in intelligent automation. Through the partnership, the companies will jointly incorporate AI-based automation into end-to-end service management solutions to simplify onboarding and integration of NfV functions. Arago will provide its problem-solving artificial intelligence platform HIRO™ that enables Federos’ Assure1™ carrier-grade, digital service assurance solution to autonomously address operational incidents and issues. Assure1 will provide an interface capability and action handler for network operations. In addition, the companies will cooperate on joint sales opportunities and work together...

Global Bluetooth Beacon and iBeacon Market Projected to Grow at over 90% CAGR Through 2025

16 01 2018

Albany, NY -- 01/16/2018 -- The global Bluetooth beacon and iBeacon market is likely to grow at a staggering CAGR of over 90% during the assessment period 2017-2025, according to a new research report added to vast database of Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE). According to the report titled "Global Market Study on Bluetooth Beacon and iBeacon: North America Anticipated to be the Most Attractive Regional Market Through 2025", the global Bluetooth beacon and iBeacon market is likely to surpass a valuation of over US$ 37 Bn by the end of forecast period. The key factors influencing this staggering growth has been discussed in detail in the report. Further, the global Bluetooth beacon and iBeacon market has been analyzed in the regions of North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa (MEA).Get Free Sample Report @ https://www.mrrse.com/sample/4006The report offers a detailed analysis on the global Bluetooth beacon and iBeacon market,...

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