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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...

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...

Proximity Learning Inc. Shows a Solution for Teacher Shortages is Possible in Duncanville ISD

16 01 2018

“It is encouraging to see a district such as Duncanville pull together their parents, school board and principals to work together to put their students first," said Evan Erdberg, CEO of Proximity Learning Inc. AUSTIN, Texas January 16, 2018 As the 2017-18 school year began in Duncanville ISD students and parents in many of their Geometry, Chemistry, English and Physics classes were sad to discover a long-term substitute in front of the classroom instead of a Texas certified teacher. Duncanville, like their peers across the country, has become a casualty of the growing teacher shortage crisis. Alas, the Human Resources department vigorously seeks and recruits for these positions without finding any real candidates. At the beginning of the school year the Duncanville school administration attended the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) conference and met with a local company, Proximity Learning, an organization committed to ensuring every student gets access to a...

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,...

Global Energy Metering IC Market 2018 - ADI, Cirrus, Logic, Microchip

16 01 2018

Deerfield Beach, FL -- 01/16/2018 -- Global Energy Metering IC Market 2018-2023The Research Report gives detailed information of Energy Metering IC Industry Size and Share in globe. The Energy Metering IC Market Report contains data that is collected from various primary and secondary resources. The data collected was validated from the industry analyst which makes the document a useful resource for managers, analysts, industry experts and other to get access and self-analyzed the study which helps to understand market trends, applications, specifications and market challenges.Get Free Sample Copy of Report @ http://www.mrsresearchgroup.com/report/121335#request-sampleThe MRS Research Group report provides a detailed study of the global Energy Metering IC market 2017-2022, enlightening the major areas such as future market scenario, market growth factors, market growth restraints, and others. Segments are broadly segmented based on the constant updates in the development parameters, quality...

Private Equity Firm Casoro Capital Appoints Fintech Veteran Joy Schoffler as Chief Strategy Officer

16 01 2018

AUSTIN, Texas January 16, 2018 Casoro Capital, a private equity and single-family office focused on creating real estate partnership opportunities that are suitable, attractive, and efficient for high net worth individuals, family offices, and institutions, has added fintech and financial services communications veteran Joy Schoffler to its executive team. Schoffler joins as Casoro’s Chief Strategy Officer and will manage investor relations and the development of innovative new financial products. Schoffler, an active leader within the fintech community, sits on several advisory boards including SXSW Accelerator, AARP’s FinTech Accelerator and FinTech Professionals Association. She additionally serves as an advisor to Yodlee’s fintech incubator. Past board positions include CFIRA and CFPA which worked with the SEC and FINRA on JOBS Act implementation, enabling online investing as we know it today. In addition to being a long-time investor, Schoffler previously served as director...

Chargeback Gurus Launches Portal to Connect High-Risk Merchants with Suitable Payments Processors

16 01 2018

MCKINNEY, Texas, Jan. 16, 2018 -- Chargeback Gurus, a global leader in ecommerce chargeback and fraud prevention solutions, today announced the launch of Payments Lounge, a website created for the high-risk ecommerce merchant community to easily connect with suitable payment processors for processing credit card payments at the lowest rates possible.When a high-risk merchant applies for merchant accounts with multiple resellers and processors and is denied due to misrepresentation or incomplete documentation, processors/ISOs can blacklist the merchant, prohibiting them from applying elsewhere. With Payments Lounge, merchants in the health, beauty, travel, dating, digital download, subscription and online retail industries can easily be approved for a high-risk merchant account in less than a week."We're excited to finally launch the Payments Lounge website for ecommerce merchants. We recognized a need to educate the high-risk merchant community on the various components of...

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