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January 31, 2022

WeatherWise USA Announces Completion of Recapitalization

Company Poised to Double Revenues and Introduce Innovations

WeatherWise USA, Inc. announces the completion of its 15 month recapitalization. The recapitalization solidifies the company’s balance sheet and gives it the flexibility to respond to new opportunities.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 31, 2022 -- WeatherWise USA, Inc. announces the completion of its 15 month recapitalization. According to Board member and investor, Andrew Senchak of Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, “This recapitalization solidifies the company’s balance sheet and gives it the flexibility to respond to new opportunities. The company is profitable with positive cash flows.” WeatherWise CEO Rand Warsaw adds “We are delighted to have business booked through 2008 and expect to increase our revenues significantly in the next two years.”

WeatherWise USA plans to continue growing its customer base for the electric and gas fixed bill products that are based on proprietary computer modeling. The strengthened balance sheet also enables the company to leverage its skills in applying risk management and financial engineering to new energy services and products. “This turnaround positions us to build on our core strengths in fixed bill product services for utility markets and to provide unparalleled innovative services to new and existing markets,” Vijay Parmar, VP of Financial Technology, explains. WeatherWise expects to offer new products in weather market technology, utility financial management, and electric and gas hedging markets and is poised to commercialize techniques previously developed for in-house use, such as a specialized computer language for database interrogation.

About WeatherWise USA, Inc.:
WeatherWise, USA, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is the premier provider of customized products for energy suppliers to offer their customers—including fixed bills, capped bills, energy efficiency reporting, and billing support services. WeatherWise’s unique use of computerized models based on engineering, rather than econometric, principles enables the development of products and services that reduce weather-related financial risk for energy providers and their residential and commercial.

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January 29, 2022

The X-Change Corporation Announces Plans to Step Up Production On Fourth East Texas Oil Well

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 29, 2022 -- The X-Change Corporation (OTCBB: XCHC – News), a company designed to seek prudent investment opportunities in segments of the petroleum industry, announced today that it will be treating its N.P. Powell Caddie Fisher well located in the East Texas Woodbine Field, with Micro-TES’ Paragone bio tech procedure. Recent tests in three other X-Change Corporation wells have resulted in significant yield increases, pushing daily production levels by as much as ten-fold. Since initial treatment, the wells have settled down to respectable four-fold increases over previous flow rates.

The X-Change Corporation will withhold actual production figures on the N.P. Caddie Fisher well until production has settled down and flow rates are adjusted.

The X-Change Corporation has cut overhead and committed a high percentage of its internal resources to purchase additional leases and increase production on existing wells. The company’s principals have foregone salaries to help increase cash flow and bolster shareholder value.

The firm has budgeted funds to deepen two wells in the lower Woodbine formation by 60 to 80 feet. Operators on adjoining leases have been flowing at 150 BOPD for 60-90 days. The X-Change Corporation and its production subsidiaries expect similar results and a rig is scheduled in mid-February.

The X-Change Corporation will also continue to develop 22 wells identified as having substantial Proven Reserves, discounted at PV 10 of 10 million barrels. These equipped wells are in good condition and prompt resumption of production will create immediate cash flow for the company.

The X-Change Corporation is the exclusive marketer of Micro-TES products in the North America. The Board of Directors is currently developing an aggressive marketing strategy for its Paragone bio-tech procedure to maximize profit. Paragone solubilizes paraffin and asphaltene in formations, well bores, pumps, flow lines, heater treaters and storage tanks. The product reduces or eliminates emulsion, BS&W;, corrosion, scale, hydrogen sulfide and oil carry over. Paragone releases drilling fluid, frac gels, polymers and soap from the formation. It increases API gravity, oil production, gas production and water injection rates. Treatments with the product have resulted in significant savings for operators when compared to the cost of chemical treatments.

By illustrating its own successes using the Paragone treatment and pointing to significant increases in oil production in its own wells, The X-Change Corporation stands on solid marketing ground. As word reaches the industry of its success, sales of The X-Change Corporation and Micro-TES’ Bio Tech products and procedure will generate higher net revenues and shareholder value.

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Forward-Looking Statements:
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934). Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, including statements regarding the intent, belief, or current expectations of the X-Change Corporation. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events and the future financial performance of the X-Change Corporation that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by the X-Change Corporation, which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and may be accessed at http://www.sec.gov or the X-Change Corporation’s investor relations web page at http://www.xchangecorp.com/index.html, and specifically the most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, each as it may be amended from time to time, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The X-Change Corporation disclaims any obligation to update or correct any forward-looking statements made herein due to the occurrence of events after the issuance of this press release.

For further information, please contact Michael P. McInerney at (214) 397-0055.

Source X-Change Corporation

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Multiple Examples of 24/7 Shift Schedules Are Now Available

Organizations looking for examples of 24/7 shift schedules have a new resource. Four different sets of widely-used schedules are now available (8 or 12-hour, fixed or rotating). This will reduce research time and improve the schedule selection process. The schedule packages are available from Shift Schedule Design, a company that specializes in the design of customized work schedules.

Novato, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2022 -- Managers faced with the challenge of designing a new shift schedule for their work group now have a new resource. Shift Schedule Design has just released four sets of widely-used shift schedules:

• 8-hour, fixed schedules
• 8-hour, rotating schedules
• 12-hour, fixed schedules
• 12-hour, rotating schedules

Each package contains ten different schedules for 24/7 coverage with the same number of employees on every shift. Each schedule includes a spreadsheet showing the on-off work pattern, an explanation of how the schedule works, and the advantages and disadvantages from both business and employee perspectives. There is also a summary sheet listing key features of all ten schedules, such as the number of crews, average overtime, longest and shortest breaks, and the number of weekends off each year.

Until now, designing a new shift schedule was not an easy job. Information on the subject is scarce, and relevant examples are nearly impossible to find. Scheduling software programs will manage an existing schedule, but they won’t create a new one. Consultants that specialize in shiftwork issues usually provide much broader services than just schedule design, and their costs may be prohibitive for smaller firms.

Bruce Oliver, the founder of Shift Schedule Design, explains why he is offering these packages. “Few managers can afford to spend days or weeks searching for examples of different schedules, or trying to develop solutions on their own. We assembled these packages to make it easier to examine a variety of different shift schedules side-by-side. Since the packages are primarily intended for smaller organizations, we priced them to fit a limited budget.”

The schedule packages will facilitate the process of selecting a new schedule. They will reduce research time, provide multiple options to choose from, and make it easier to determine employee opinions and preferences. For more information, contact:

Shift Schedule Design was launched in June 2004 to help small businesses find the best work schedule for their situation. The company designs schedules tailored to meet an organization’s unique requirements and preferences. Mr. Oliver was previously employed by a leading shiftwork consulting firm. He has over 20 years of business management experience.

Contact:
Bruce Oliver
Shift Schedule Design
(415) 717-3754
www.shift-schedule-design.com

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January 28, 2022

Energy Bills Creeping Up to Pre-Privatisation Levels Warns www.uswitch.com

Energy bills creeping up to pre-privatisation levels warns www.uswitch.com - Trade and Industry Select Committee investigation too late for 25 million households.

(PRWEB) January 28, 2022 -- Tim Wolfenden, Product Manager at independent comparison and switching service www.uSwitch.com, comments on the Trade and Industry Select Committee’s investigation into rising energy prices, “It's ridiculous that the investigation into the record price rises seen last year has been allowed to drag on for so long; this has served to highlight the inadequacies in the energy industry’s current regulatory structure.

We can all speculate as to the reasons why prices have soared, however until this investigation has reached its conclusion and the necessary actions have been taken, consumers will continue to suffer.”

www.uSwitch.com analysis reveals that if prices were to continue to rise at the rate witnessed in 2004, domestic bills would revert to levels not seen since privatisation of the energy industry; this could happen by as early as next year*.

Wolfenden concludes, “Over 25 million households have been subjected to price rises over the last 12 months, with the average customer now paying £100 more for their energy compared to the beginning of 2004. Whilst households can mitigate rising prices by switching energy supplier or introducing energy efficiency measures into their home, the onus remains firmly on the individual to take action – customers who remain with their incumbent suppliers (British Gas and their local electricity board) are paying over 20 per cent more for their energy than they should.”


For more information visit www.uSwitch.com or call 0800 093 06 07

For more information please contact:
Jennifer Evans, www.uSwitch.com on 0207 802 2923 / 07793 400 391 or e-mail protected from spam bots
Alison Merrigan, Lansons Communications on 0207 294 3634

*Domestic gas bill sizes would revert to pre-privatisation prices in 2006, electricity bill sizes would revert to pre-privatisation prices in 2007. Analysis is based on an annual 20 per cent rise in gas and 14 per cent rise in electricity for the average standard credit dual fuel customer.


NOTES TO EDITORS
www.uSwitch.com is a free, impartial online and phone based comparison and switching service that helps consumers compare prices on gas, electricity, home telephone, DTV, broadband providers and personal finance products. Our aim is to help customers take advantage of the best tariffs and services on offer from every supplier. The company has developed a series of calculators that evaluate a number of key factors including price, location, service and payment method, and advises consumers on the best deal to suit their needs. Customers can run a comparison and switch online or freephone customer services direct on 0800 093 0607.

The service is also available via fax and post. Fax 0207 233 5933 or write to Customer Services, www.uSwitch.com, 10th Floor, Portland House, Stag Place, London, SW1E 5BH, with their postcode and usage details.

www.uSwitch.com is not a supplier but acts as an independent advisor, giving consumers an impartial view of what’s on offer.

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Local Company Satisfies Last Minute Oil and Gas Adminstrative Needs for the Louisville Ky Area

We were on a deadline, the RFP had already been extended once by us. We really needed this job, but we could not get our act together administratively. We called in KBO to assist in scheduling, presentation and completion. Needless to say we WON the job! Thanks KBO

(PRWEB) January 28, 2022 -- Like a chess game, success in small business starts with decisive and correct opening moves. And although initial mistakes are not often fatal, it takes skill, discipline and hard work to regain the advantage. Kentucky Back Office Administrators help you to turn your dreams into reality, one move at a time by offering inexpensive live startup and support services for small business including:

Virtual Back Office Services such as:
- Web Design and Search Optimization
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- Business and Marketing Plans
- Proposals, grants, RFQ, RFP
- Venture Captial, SBA grants
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We work directly with our clients in a one on one relationship to bring together a stable and reliable forward thinking administrative and technlogy plan for their start up business, or business crisis. We employ proven value added processes by utilizing the right people , procedures and technologies in order to achieve genuine results and give you the greatest return on your investment. Your Old Kentucky Back Office ( KBO) offers services ranging from Startup Business Plans, Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Web Site Design and Optimization, Internet and Startup Marketing plans, Administrative and Technical Writing, graphical and design presentation services. We provide our clients with scalable, flexible technology plans and straight forward business thinking.

Customer service and satisfaction are primary goals. When you retain your Old Kentucky Back Office (KBO) rest assured that you will get a solution that is better suited for your needs. Our clients best interest is and always has been first priority. Please feel free to browse our virtual back office on the web and look at the menu of services we have to offer www.myoldkentuckybackoffice.com

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January 27, 2022

CanAlaska Ventures Ltd. Uranium Group Update

"We are well on our way to achieving our objective, which is simply to control one of the largest uranium exploration portfolios in the Athabasca Basin” - Harry Barr, Chairman of CanAlaska

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) January 27, 2022 -- CanAlaska Ventures Ltd "CanAlaska" www.canalaska.com (TSX Venture: CVV – OTCBB: CVVLF)

Dear Shareholders,
Our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Peter Dasler is in New Zealand consulting with the financial sector and government authorities to determine the best course of action for CanAlaska’s gold properties in that region. These assets were the Company’s principal assets until we began our move to the Athabasca Basin last year. Mr. Dasler’s work is part of our strategic move to concentrate our focus on uranium exploration.

Since September 2004, our Company has assembled a significant land position and a competent and proven technical team. There has been a considerable amount of research done in the past on the prospective ground that our Company has acquired and assessment reports are being compiled and the data will be available over the next few months. Most of this exploration dates back to the 70’s and 80’s and has followed the classical graphite conductor model. We are considering other targets as well, in the Basin and in the basement.

Specifically our strategy will follow a three-pronged approach:
• In the East of the Basin we will explore for deposits at, and below, the unconformity, similar to Cigar Lake and McArthur River, but also like the Millenium deposit, which is deeper in the basement.

• In the West of the Basin we will explore an area that has seen very little or no exploration, but has the right geological environment to produce large unconformity uranium deposits.

• In the East we will explore for shear-hosted deposits similar to Eagle Point and other basement hosted unconformity-style deposits, in an area where many uranium showings were found in the late 70’s, but with little subsequent exploration.

In all three areas airborne and ground geophysics will be combined with summer prospecting and geochemistry to define the best targets for drilling to start in the winter 2005-2006. We have made a significant commitment to “Megatem” surveys that will be conducted by Fugro Airborne Surveys. These aerial surveys will be able to examine to depths of as much as 1,000 metres versus the historic capabilities of about 200 metres in the late 1970s.

Armed with a solid treasury and considerable prospective targets we believe that our research will attract attention from both junior exploration and producers companies. Uranium Facts include:

•Price rising steadily from under $8 per pound in the late 1990's to over $20 a pound.

•Saskatchewan produces approximately one-third of the world's Uranium mine output.

•Athabasca Basin, accounts for approximately 32% of the world’s uranium supply.

The CanAlaska Ventures map can be viewed at: http://www.canalaska.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=96619 . The CanAlaska Ventures Uranium Group Update depicting our land position in mid January 2005, including claims that have been recorded and land for which approval is pending can be viewed at: http://www.canalaska.com/i/pdf/CVVUraniumJanuary2005.pdf. Seldom does an opportunity present itself where the market demand and supply parameters coupled with technological improvements allow for research on such a considerable scale in the areas already proven too have some of the world’s most promising uranium deposits. Our geological team is well equipped to take best advantage of these opportunities and we look forward to reporting on our progress over the next few months.

According to Harry Barr, Chairman of CanAlaska Ventures Ltd. "We are well on our way to achieving our objective, which is simply to control one of the largest uranium exploration portfolios in the Athabasca Basin. We are very pleased to have Dr. Karl Schimann, P. Geo., as Manager of our Uranium Exploration Team”.

Dr. Schimann holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and has worked extensively in the Uranium industry. Dr. Schimann worked for 20 years with COGEMA, commencing in 1977, both in Uranium and gold exploration. His profile includes more than 10 years of his employment was directly involved in Uranium exploration and mine geology in the Athabasca Basin, in particular Dr. Schimann was the Project Manager at the Cigar Lake Uranium Mine, from discovery and throughout the exploration phase. He was also the Senior Mine Geologist, responsible for the Geological Control Department at the McClean Lake Uranium Mine. Dr. Schimann was COGEMA's District Geologist for the Canadian Cordillera and Head of COGEMA's Saudi Arabia exploration office. Dr. Schimann brings extensive geological and mine evaluation skills to the Company, which will further complement CanAlaska's existing exploration team. CanAlaska's Chairman, Harry Barr notes "Dr. Schimann's wealth of experience inUranium exploration will be invaluable to the Company as it positions itself as one of the larger exploration landholders in the eastern Athabasca basin of Saskatchewan. We also are very pleased to have Mr. Jim Kermeen, P.Eng., Manager of Joint Venture Development. Mr. Kermeen brings some 45 years experience in mineral exploration, and 17 years of direct uranium exploration in the Athabasca basin and surrounding areas. Mr. Kermeen's experience of the mineral industry coupled with his past direct exploration knowledge of the Athabasca area is expected to be of great assistance to the Company. We are also examining acquisitions in the United States and this effort is being led by Mr. Jack Moore who brings some thirty-five (35) years of experience with Union Carbide”.

Yours truly,
Dr. Karl Schimann, P. Geo.
Manager Uranium Exploration

Investor Contact:
Spiros Cacos
Tel: 604.685.1870
Toll Free 1-800-667-1870
Web: www.canalaska.com

The TSX Venture has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release: CUSIP#137089108.

This news release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.

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January 26, 2022

The E2 Iris Control System - Re-release

PST is pleased to announce the availability of the E2 IRIS Control System.

(PRWEB) January 26, 2022 -- Falsified documentation such as doctored passports, driver’s license and corporate IDs are used to rent automobiles, cross country borders, board airplanes and gain access to restricted areas such as high value target facilities. The E2 IRIS Control System is the high tech solution needed to eliminate unauthorized access. The E2 uses the human eye as its identification tool. The human eye is so unique that no two irises are alike in the entire human population, even among identical twins; in the iris alone, there are over 240 distinguishing characteristics that can be identified and quantified. "The E2 will be a very import system in PST’s product portfolio. It is one of the most sophisticated products available on the market today." stated Mr. Woolman, President PST Ltd. "The E2 brings added security to PST’s entire line of products and provides the best technological advances available."

About the Company: PST Ltd. is a global security and technology firm covering the oil & gas industry. The company has offices in the major oil producing regions around the world. PST is an international firm built by veteran oil industry engineers and provides vital technologies to the oil & gas industry. By developing and licensing cutting edge technologies, PST delivers a cost effective solution for securing infrastructure facilities such as oil pipelines, gas pipelines, oil exploration facilities, oil refineries, nuclear power plants, electrical power plants, water treatment plants and government facilities.The statements in this press release that relate to the company's expectations with regard to the future impact on the company's results from new products in development are forward-looking statements. Since this information may contain statements that involve risk and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the company's actual results may differ materially from expected results. This press release contains forward looking statements. In particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "plans", "confident that", "believe", "expect", or "intend to", and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and actual results.

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January 25, 2022

i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Software Offers Innovative Web Portals to Bring Together Customers and Suppliers

Customer Expressions today announced the launch of portals for the i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Software, an easy-to-deploy, web-based solution that dramatically improves the exchange of information among companies, their customers and suppliers.

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) January 25, 2022 -- Customer Expressions today announced the launch of portals for the i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Software, an easy-to-deploy, web-based solution that dramatically improves the exchange of information among companies, their customers and suppliers.

i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Software saves times and money by eliminating the need for paper records of complaints, corrective actions, non-conformances and other quality- or safety-related issues. Designed for rapid implementation and easy customization, i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software enables all of the involved parties to share information quickly and easily via a secure web portal.

“We encounter companies all the time that are having trouble keeping track of external corrective actions and service level agreements,” said Joe Gerard, vice-president, sales and marketing, at Customer Expressions. “Many of these same companies lack the tools they need to manage and share information related to their ongoing corrective actions.”

Gerard added that i-Sight’s innovative project management approach to corrective actions ensures that one person is responsible for each issue. The project manager can then assign tasks to others, record 8D data, use letter templates, attach documents and photos, and take advantage of other administrative tools to ensure that the corrective action is completed.

In addition, i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software can be deployed to bring together companies, their suppliers and their customers through a single, easy-to-manage and secure web portal.

Customers
With i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software, external customers can submit problems quickly and conveniently via a secure web form on the corporate website or intranet. If desired, customers who report problems can be provided with an automatic acknowledgement email that contains the case number and a unique password that enables them to access status updates posted by corporate employees. “One of the benefits of the i-Sight approach is that we can easily customize the portal to suit our clients’ exact requirements,” said Gerard. Each web portal includes an intuitive reporting form and intelligent workflow rules to ensure that the appropriate people are promptly notified of each new complaint.

Suppliers
i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action web portals make it easy to collect and exchange quality-related information among various corporate locations and suppliers. Companies can quickly record new complaints or requests for corrective actions. Customizable workflow rules ensure that the appropriate supplier is promptly notified of each new case. The supplier can then respond by indicating the corrective or preventive action taken. If desired, the supplier’s response can be emailed automatically to a designated employee for approval.

Access Controls
Companies that implement a corrective action solution need the security of knowing that they can restrict access to specified users. “Each of our customers is different, but generally speaking they will allow customers and suppliers to view only their own cases,” said Gerard. Internal employees can, if desired, be granted full access to the system. Alternatively, access can be restricted based on the employee’s location, plant, product line(s), or other factors. What’s more, with i-Sight the access controls can be customized for each client. And to eliminate the need for extensive training, the user interface provided to the client or supplier is kept as simple as possible.

Corrective Action Reports
i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software is ideal for companies that are looking to improve revenues and enhance customer retention through continuous improvement. “Our customers need meaningful reports that they can act upon to improve their products and services,” Gerard said. i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software delivers real-time, actionable information such as the number of late, incorrect or mishandled deliveries sorted by supplier, the number of complaints received per client, the amount of rework required by plant or location, the number of overdue and unresolved cases, and many others. With i-Sight, companies can compare response times for each supplier and ensure that service level agreements are being met. They can also analyze their own performance in response to customer requests.

i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software web portals are the latest addition to the i-Sight family of complaint handling and case management software. i-Sight complaint handling and case management software is designed to save money, improve product and service quality and enhance customer retention by making it easy to identify, manage, resolve and follow up every issue.

i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Software:

- Enables rapid entry of new complaints and corrective and preventive actions (CAPA)
- Improves collaboration among different locations/departments
- Analyzes resolution costs to easily prioritize corrective actions
- Links multiple complaints to a single corrective action
- Uses workflow to assign cases
- Create and assign tasks, set reminders and due dates
- Provide managers with actionable information (issues by plant, product, issue type, etc.)
- Meet ISO, Six Sigma, 8D and CFR Part 11 requirements

About Customer Expressions
Based in Ottawa, Canada, Customer Expressionsis a leading provider of web-based case management solutions for regulators and enterprises focused on quality assurance and customer service. Customer Expressionshas gained an international reputation for best-in-class software that enables managers to improve customer retention and profitability. The privately held firm provides i-Sight, an integrated solution for complaint handling, corrective and preventive action (CAPA) management, compliance monitoring and any other business process that requires case management.

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Private Equity Investment in the Energy Sector is Available From NexGen Power LLC

NexGen Power LLC is a private equity fund which will consider equity investments in energy projects in North America and the UK, with emphasis on renewables. This Chicago based firm can provide investment capital from $5 million up to several hundred million dollars for energy projects including operating power plant assets,cogeneration, ethanol and biodiesel projects with secure power purchase or offtake agreements. NexGen is and is in the process of providing financial commitments for several large projects which are under review.

(PRWEB) January 25, 2022 -- NexGen Power, LLC is a private energy investment firm focused on the significant opportunities in the North American power and energy efficiency industries.

Launched in 2004, the NexGen Power is building a portfolio of projects and investments primarily consisting of medium sized power plants that sell wholesale power and thermal energy. NexGen Power acquires, owns and invests in energy assets through negotiated purchases, joint venture development, portfolio sales and competitive bid processes.

Current projects which are under consideration include conventional and renewable energy assets including Ethanol production facilities, Cogeneration projects, Geothermal power projects and manufacturing facilities which utilize recycled materials as raw materials or feedstocks for product or energy production.

NexGen will consider operating assets or projects under development, including powerplants with power purchase agreements, manufacturing facilities related to energy or renewables and cogeneration facilities which generate power "behind the fence" for industrial users.
NexGen Power is also very interested in ethanol and biodiesel production facilities, which will be an important part of Renewable Portfolio Standards in the future.

Projects must meet specific requirements with regard to supply and offtake agreements as well as rate of return in order to qualify for consideration.

NexGen partners with world class energy facilities operators, commodity firms, vendors and developers to provide investment capital. NexGen is not a greenfield project developer, energy trading firm nor venture capital provider, but it can provide options including master vendor agreements and equity financing based on project assets.

$5 million is generally the minimum amount that NexGen will consider for indvidual projects, but multiple projects under that amount may be considered if consolidated from a single developer.

NexGen Power LLC will consider projects valued up to several hundred million dollars.

North American projects are of primary interest, followed by the UK and Europe.

Projects are reviewed by submitting executive summaries of projects, along with detailed financials company information. Once NexGen's management determines that a project meets the company's criteria, a profile of the project is developed and the process begins.

NexGen management develops financial models as a part of the process. Once terms are agreed upon by both parties, due dilligence is performed and the project can be funded once approved.

The North American energy market continues to provide attractive investment opportunities. From cogeneration to renewable energy developments, the drive to provide low cost, clean energy to industrial and wholesale customers requires additional investment capital and financial know-how. NexGen Power creates solutions for energy users, owners and developers seeking to meet these industry needs.

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January 24, 2022

EFC Clicks Into the New Year by Upgrading Electroflowcontrols.com

More than 30 new product pages makes EFC's site the ideal starting place to investigate Instrumentation, Monitoring & Control Systems

(PRWEB) January 24, 2022 -- Electro-Flow Controls Ltd.(EFC) launches its improved, product specific web site, www.electroflowcontrols.com. Detailed pages cover the full scope and breadth of product lines, systems and services. Datasheets, photo gallery and more gives visual illustration of systems

A rolling news ticker keeps clients up to date with system advances and recent contract awards, for example:

Contract Awards
1. A global drilling contractor has awarded EFC a range of contracts for their Brazilian operations, including:
- Screen-Based Tank Gauging and Ballast Control System
- Well Control Instrumentation sets for the Standpipe, Choke & Kill Manifolds
- Total Gas-in-Mud monitoring system
- Rig-wide CCTV System with displays in drill cabin, bridge and offices
- Drilling Instrumentation upgrades

2. FEMCO GULF, awarded a complete Drilling Instrumentation & Driller’s TV upgrade. The ‘SAKHALINSKAYA’ Jack-Up was based in Dubai Docks for 8 weeks where the systems were installed & commissioned. Equipment being labelled in two languages.

EFC’s key benefit is its ability to integrate new equipment with existing frameworks where possible. This ensures the solution is cost-effective & it’s a quick turn-around on delivery.

Note to Editors:
Electro-Flow Controls Ltd (“EFC") is a privately owned company employing some 24 staff worldwide. Headquarters are Aberdeen, Scotland with a fully operational base in Houston, USA.

EFC designs, manufactures, installs and commissions a range of instrumentation and monitoring systems for safe and hazardous areas. EFC systems encompass: Drilling Instrumentation; Well Control Instrumentation; Drill Cabin/Consoles; Hazardous Area CCTV Systems; Rig and Marine Instrumentation.

EFC has grown globally from North Sea origins, diversifying strategically into the production, process and security industries. ISO 9002 certification underpins EFC’s precision design and engineering processes.

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January 23, 2022

Generon® IGS Awarded Contract for New Nitrogen Generator Package in China

Generon® IGS, an affiliate of Innovative Gas Systems, has recently been awarded a contract to supply a Nitrogen Generator package to Xinjiang Oil Field Co. of PetroChina Corp. The system design includes a Primary Electrically Driven Air Compressor, a Generon IGS Nitrogen Membrane Generator, and an Electrically Driven Booster Package.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2022 -- Generon® IGS was selected as the supplier of this package due to being the recognized leader in the industry of packaged on-site Nitrogen Generators. During its history, Generon® IGS has supplied thousands of Nitrogen units worldwide for various applications in the Oil and Gas, Marine and Industrial Markets. This particular NPU (Nitrogen Production Unit) will be used for EOR (enhanced oil recovery) for the Heavy Oil branch Company of Xinjiang Oil Field Company.

The Generon® IGS NPUs, whether skid mounted or containerized, are stand-alone systems that use Generon® IGS membrane technology to provide an uninterrupted supply of gaseous nitrogen to purities from 95 – 99.5%, without the inconvenience and expense of pipeline or truck delivery of liquid gas, gas cylinders or liquid Dewar tanks. With the Generon® IGS units, offshore as well as onshore facilities are eliminating their dependence on outside suppliers of Nitrogen. Nitrogen is generated on site, requiring only a supply of compressed air. With flow and purity adjustable at the push of a button, a Generon® IGS NPU allows operators full control of their own Nitrogen supply.

The Heavy Oil Branch of Xinjiang Oil Field Co. has a number of injection stations that will utilize the Generon® IGS Nitrogen Technology to enhance the wells production capacity. The NPU will be located nearby the boiler station and N2 production will be mixed with steam and then injected into the oil wells.

For information on Generon® IGS systems, please contact us through our website; igs-global.com or directly @ Generon® IGS, 11985 FM 529, Houston Texas 77471; Phone: 713-937-5200; Fax: 713-937-5250

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January 21, 2022

Gassco Selects Invensys Process Systems’ ROMeo & Wonderware® Solution for Kårstø Plant Production Performance Model

“The solution will enable Gassco to plan and book the maximum capacity available and enable the technical service provider, Statoil, to optimise the utilisation of the plant throughput during the daily operation of Kårstø”.

(PRWEB) January 21, 2022 -- Invensys Process Systems, a world leader in industrial process automation, and Gassco, the Norwegian state-owned gas transportation company has announced the start of a joint project for production planning and optimisation of the multi-train gas processing plant at Kårstø. Under this agreement, the companies will jointly develop a Production Planning Performance Model (3PM) using Invensys technology. The solution combines a ROMeo rigorous on-line model of the Kårstø plant integrated with a Wonderware information system.

The 3PM will have dual functionality to achieve the requirements of both the Planning and Operations departments. This will enable Gassco to plan and book the maximum capacity available and enable the technical service provider, Statoil, to optimise the utilisation of the plant throughput during the daily operation of Kårstø. The solution will minimise operating costs, improve unit yields, increase production flexibility and meet future environmental constraints.

Svein Birger Thaule, Gassco VP Technology stated "Optimising operations in real time calls for very advanced modelling and solutions methodologies. The system from Invensys will enable Gassco and Kårstø to achieve our future operational targets".

“Following successes in refining & petrochemical process optimisation and upstream production management, this project award further underlines that ROMeo is fast becoming the standard for on-line optimisation in all areas of Hydrocarbon Processing. We are pleased to welcome Gassco to the growing number of major oil and gas companies currently deploying ROMeo based on-line optimisation”, said John Derbyshire, VP Invensys Global Solutions.

About ROMeo
SimSci-Esscor’s ROMeo (Rigorous On-line Modeling with Equation-based Optimisation) software is designed to enable plant engineers and management to model process units and optimise operations on a plant-wide or complex-wide basis. The system uses a combination of real-time plant data and current economic objectives to precisely replicate plant operations. Based on a rigorous model of the operating facility, the system calculates optimal process set points for the plant’s control system. It also helps determine the location and cause of operating constraints and problems. This one-model concept and state of the art graphical plug-and-play environment minimises build, implementation and maintenance costs, enabling processors to continue to capture the benefits of this investment in the long-term future.

About Gassco
Gassco AS is wholly owned by the Norwegian state, and serves as operator for the Gassled joint venture between oil and gas companies on the Norwegian continental shelf. Gassco is responsible as operator for transporting Norwegian gas to continental Europe and the UK through thousands of kilometers of networked pipelines.

The Kårstø processing complex north of Stavanger plays a key role in the transport and treatment of gas and condensate (light oil) from central parts of the Norwegian continental shelf. Dry gas – methane and some ethane – is transported on through Statpipe dry gas/Norpipe and Europipe II, while the natural gas liquids and condensate are exported by ship.

Kårstø ranks as one of the world’s largest producers of liquefied petroleum gases – ethane, propane and butanes – shipped to customers world-wide.

About Statoil
Statoil is an integrated oil and gas company with substantial international activities. Represented in 28 countries, the group had 19 326 employees at the end of 2003. Statoil is the leading producer on the Norwegian continental shelf and is operator for 20 oil and gas fields. One of the major suppliers of natural gas to the European market, Statoil is also one of the world's biggest sellers of crude oil.

Technical services are provided by Statoil for the Kårstø complex north of Stavanger which plays a key role in the transport and processing of gas and condensate (light oil) from important areas of the Norwegian continental shelf. The Kårstø expansion project (KEP2005) is currently under way to equip the complex for processing rich gas from Mikkel neighbour Kristin, operated by Statoil.

About SimSci-Esscor
SimSci-Esscor, an operating unit of Invensys plc, is a leader in the development and deployment of industrial process simulation software and systems for a variety of industries, including oil and gas production, petroleum refining, petrochemical and chemical manufacturing, electrical power generation, mining, pulp and paper, and engineering and construction. SimSci-Esscor solutions enable clients to minimise capital requirements, optimise facility performance, and maximise returns on investments in producing assets. SimSci-Esscor supports more than 750 client companies in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit the SimSci-Esscor Web site at www.simsciesscor.com.

About Invensys
Invensys is an automation, controls and process solutions Group working to create value for customers and investors. Our products, services, expertise and ongoing support enable intelligent systems to monitor and control processes in many different environments. The businesses within Invensys help customers in a variety of industries - including hydrocarbons, chemicals, oil and gas, power and utilities, rail, telecommunications, paper, food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceuticals and personal care - to perform with greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness.

Process Systems (IPS) provides products, services and solutions for the automation and optimisation of plant operation in the process industries. APV specialises in process equipment engineered into systems and asset services for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and chemical clients. Eurotherm is a leading supplier of control and measurement instrumentation solutions and services to industrial and process customers. Rail Systems is a multinational leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety-related rail signalling and control systems. Climate Controls is a major provider of the components, systems and services used across the world to make commercial and residential environments safer, more comfortable and more efficient. Appliance Controls has the broadest system and component offering for the appliance industry worldwide.

The Invensys Group is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With 35,000 employees operating in 60 countries, Invensys helps customers to improve their performance and profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike.

Invensys;, Wonderware; Foxboro; Marcam; Triconex; SimSci-Esscor; Digital Coriolis; DolPhin; APV; and Eurotherm, PRO/II, are trademarks or servicemarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies. All other brands and product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Businesses Tap Into Cadence Crystal Ball

Businesses Tap Into Cadence Crystal Ball
Cadence Network, Inc. Enables Successful, Proactive Energy Strategies

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 21, 2022 -- Energy consumption is going up. Energy prices are going up.

And down. And up.

Energy bills can be a nightmare for most multiple site businesses, as bills are often wrought with errors, overcharges and less-than-optimal rates. The best businesses in America have a proactive energy strategy for their multiple site businesses. They know when the lights are on, they know when the bills are paid, they know what they should be paying, and they know when a meter is incorrect.

But, they don’t have access to a magic “crystal ball.” Instead, they utilize Cadence Network, Inc. to implement an energy strategy to effectively manage utility costs which, together with water, sewer, trash, lease and telecommunications, comprise the third largest costs of doing business.

Energy Consumption On the Rise
According to estimates from the Energy Information Administration, in just two decades United States energy consumption will increase by almost 40 percent – an amount equivalent to the energy used today in California, Texas, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. With energy prices continuing to rise, there is no better time to implement a comprehensive and proactive energy strategy.

“In Business 101 we learned how to write a business plan incorporating a strategy to generate an income,” says Jeffrey Hart, president and CEO of Cadence Network, Inc. “However, while most business strategies focus on top-line growth, the goal of an energy strategy is to manage bottom line costs and let the companies concentrate on what they do best. Reining in bottom line expenses is significantly more impactful to profit than the time and manpower it takes to focus solely on top line growth. Savings do exist, and it’s easier than a CFO may expect.”

An Energy Strategy at Work
“There is freedom in the knowledge of understanding where the money goes,” explains Hart. “With Cadence’s unique, scalable, two-stage process, we give our clients insight into the sometimes-hidden bottom line costs.”

Cadence’s proprietary electronic program evaluates invoices against more than 30 criteria for red flags. These reviews include areas such as meter changes, usage/cost per day and utility demand levels. If discrepancies are found, Cadence will leverage its relationships at all of the major utilities to resolve any identified issues and obtain the optimal refund or credit.

“To date, we’ve saved our clients tens of millions of dollars,” says Hart. “But you can’t put a price tag on the knowledge we’ve given them.”

About Cadence Network, Inc.
Cadence Network, Inc. is an expense management firm that delivers comprehensive expense management solutions for chain store and multiple site businesses in the banking, government, restaurant, retail and grocery industries. Cadence is recognized as an Energy Star Partner by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The people and products of Cadence allow successful businesses to monitor and manage the third largest costs of doing business – electric, gas, water, sewer, trash, lease and telecommunications. The solutions designed are customized to address the unique business requirements of companies with many sites and many departments managing many vendors across many geographically dispersed locations. Cadence offers accounts payable outsourcing, Web-based software applications and professional services. Cadence can be accessed at www.cadencenetwork.com or by calling 866-CADENCE (866.223.3623)

Contact:
Megan Licursi
Senior Consultant, Justice & Young Public Relations
513.388.47

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January 20, 2022

Silverado’s Green Fuel Subsidiary President Awarded Ronald Reagan Republican Gold Medal

Silverado (OTCBB: SLGLF) announced today that the President of its wholly-owned subsidiary Silverado Green Fuel Inc., Edward J. Armstrong has been awarded the 2004 Ronald Reagan Republican Gold Medal Award.

Vancouver, BC & Fairbanks, AK (PRWEB via StreetCast.tv) January 20, 2022 -- Silverado (OTCBB: SLGLF / Frankfurt: SLGL / Berlin: SLGL) announced today that the President of its wholly-owned subsidiary Silverado Green Fuel Inc., Edward J. Armstrong has been awarded the 2004 Ronald Reagan Republican Gold Medal Award. Mr. Armstrong was selected based upon outstanding leadership in business and for displaying a commitment to President Ronald Regan’s vision for entrepreneurial business. Mr. Armstrong joins an elite group of business and professional executives who were nominated to receive the prestigious award.

“Mr. Armstrong has served as an Honorary Chairman of the Business Advisory Council and has provided much needed support,” said Congressman and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (R-NY). “This award could not have gone to a more deserving candidate.”

Mr. Armstrong has played an instrumental role in the progress of the Company’s ground-breaking Low-Rank Coal-Water Fuel technology. The technology has been identified as a promising alternative to conventional energy solutions.

This Press Release may contain, in addition, to historical information, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are based on management's expectations and beliefs, and involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results to be materially different from the results implied herein. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements made in this Press Release.

For more information contact:
Investor Relations
(800) 665-4646
(604) 689-1535
www.silverado.com

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Investsource: (949)260-8430

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EPA Shifts to High-Profile Compliance Enforcement Actions: Enviro.BLR.com Advises Environmental Managers

While non-industry sources might think that the EPA has become a paper tiger, it is anything but for companies with stormwater runoff, air pollution, or water pollution issues. The Agency has decided it gets the most bang for the buck with high-profile citations, according to Enviro.BLR.com

Old Saybrook, CT (PWREB) January 20, 2022 –- If you read the general press it would be easy to draw the conclusion that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a toothless tiger.

But Steve Quilliam, editor at Enviro.BLR.com – Making State Environmental Compliance Easier, says, “The truth is that the EPA is very interested in enforcement, particularly in storm water runoff, and in air and water pollution.” Quilliam notes, “the EPA is looking for high-profile cases that give its enforcement activities the greatest bang for the buck. Companies with hazardous waste issues should take steps to prepare now, before an inspector arrives, and a highly publicized citation results.”

The Agency’s enforcement strategy comes as budgets for programs like Superfund have been cut, and the Bush administration has made other moves unpopular with environmental groups.

EPA Enforcement Activity Increased
Enviro.BLR.com, a website for environmental managers, reports that EPA enforcement statistics for FY 2004 show a very busy Agency. It conducted 21,000 inspections during the year, up 11% over FY 2003. Those inspections resulted in dramatically more penalties, with 2,248 civil administrative penalty actions finalized — a whopping 32% increase. Criminal charges, certainly the worst nightmare for corporate environmental executives, also jumped: 293 criminal defendants were charged with environmental crimes during the year, 46 more than in FY 2003.

State Environmental Compliance an Issue
Quilliam points out that the federal EPA is not the only agency enforcing environmental laws. “Most states have their own complicated environmental regulations for business to comply with.” Fortunately, Business & Legal Reports, Inc.’s plain-English website, Enviro.BLR.com, features plain-English interpretations of all federal and state regulations. Arranged by topic and including hundreds of tools like checklists and inspection forms, the website simplifies the job of complying with complex regulations.

Enviro.BLR.com offers a free download of its informative White Paper, “Regulatory Analysis – Inspections,” with detailed advice on how to prepare for an EPA inspection. To get this download go to http://www.blr.com/80502500/WBE402 , or call 800-727-5257.

About BLR
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR provides plain-English compliance and training tools for environmental, safety, HR, and compensation managers. For information and a free catalog, call 800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

Contacts:
BLR Editor:
Steve Quilliam
(860)510-0100-2148

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Hybridcars.com Gives Home to Hybrid Car Revolution - Online Tools Help Consumers Navigate New Automotive Landscape

Hybridcars.com, the leading independent source for information on hybrid cars, launched a new version of its website today. The site introduced a full set of online tools to help consumers learn about new hybrid car models, fuel efficiency, oil dependency, and alternative auto technologies. Sales of hybrid cars in the United States are predicted to reach at least 200,000 in 2005, more than doubling last year's 88,000 sold.

(PRWEB) January 20, 2022 -- Hybridcars.com, the leading independent source for information on hybrid cars, launched a new version of its website today. The site introduced a full set of online tools to help consumers learn about new hybrid car models, fuel efficiency, oil dependency, and alternative auto technologies. Sales of hybrid cars in the United States are predicted to reach at least 200,000 in 2005, more than doubling last year's 88,000 sold.

The new site allows consumers to hear directly from hybrid drivers, auto industry analysts, and leaders in the movement toward more fuel-efficient vehicles. “Hybrids have been on the road for years, yet common myths about them persist. We’re trying to raise public awareness and dialogue to a new level” said Bradley Berman, Editor of Hybridcars.com.

The redesigned site will feature expanded content, expert blog columns, an environmental calculator, daily hybrid news tracking, a monthly email newsletter, surveys, eBooks, and discussion forums. “We are providing information about everything from car specs and hybrid car tax incentives to strategies for maximizing miles-per-gallon,” Berman added.

Hybridcars.com also tackles tough social issues, such as foreign oil dependency, terrorism, global warming, and the reluctance of American automakers to raise fuel efficiency standards. In his Hybridcars.com blog, “Hybrid Daze,” cultural observer David J. Miller explained why he bought his Ford Escape Hybrid, "I view each trip to the pump as a partial beheading for myself, my country and the Americans who make a career out of defending the United States." Nearly two-thirds of the world’s known oil reserves are under just six Persian Gulf nations: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Iran and Qatar. Other Hybridcars.com bloggers include economist Walter McManus, hybrid mechanic Craig Van Batenburg, technologist Kip Munro, Prius-driving Soccer Mom Maria McClean, and Aeman (Alternative Energy Man).

The site’s Gas Mileage Impact Calculator is an interactive tool that allows users to compare hybrid and conventional models in terms of annual gas consumption, fuel costs, and the emission of global warming gases and other pollutants. The difference in carbon dioxide emissions between a hybrid, such as the Toyota Prius, and a similar combustion engine model, such as the Toyota Camry, can be as much as 6,000 pounds. That is more than a 50% decrease in emissions. Moreover, the Prius provides over $500 annually in fuel savings. The Gas Mileage Impact Calculator was sponsored by
Honda. Data for the calculator was provided by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

“The release of the new site, including interactive tools, new layout and new contributors, is just the beginning. We are dedicated to providing accessible, original, accurate, and independent information to those interested in learning about the changes that hybrid automobiles herald. It’s not just about cars. The environment, the economy, and our national security hang in the balance,” noted Berman.

For additional information contact: David J. Miller, 415-341-6610 or visit http://www.Hybridcars.com

About HybridCars.com
Hybridcars.com is an independent provider of information about hybrid cars, the auto industry, consumer choice, environmentalism, politics, energy independence, and technological innovation. The website is based in Montclair, New Jersey, and has contributors in California, Michigan, Texas, Massachusetts, and Canada.

Established in 2003, HybridCars.com offers independent product reviews, extensive community discussion boards, hybrid related blogs and news, and other hybrid related tools such as the Gas Mileage Impact Calculator.

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EFC Enters Middle East With Rig Upgrade Contract Awards

National Drilling Company (NDC) and Contracts delivered made EFC ideally placed to provide solutions to more Middle East based drilling contractors and project integrators

(PRWEB) January 20, 2022 -- Electro-Flow Controls Ltd.(EFC) publicly launches its products and services in Abu Dhabi by exhibiting at ADIPEC 2004. Rig-wide Instrumentation ranges from single drilling instruments through to sophisticated screen-based drilling systems.

The screen-based systems are client-driven ensuring the solution is 100% tailored, this removes issues often associated with ‘off-the-shelf’ products that have to be adapted.

Contract Awards
1. Maritime Industrial Services Co. Ltd. Inc. (MIS), from their Sharjah shipyard, awarded a Tank Gauging System contract to EFC. The system was successfully delivered on time and in budget to the Al Ittihad, an NDC owned Jack-Up. EFC holds full NDC approval.

The system is for 40 tanks and includes all sensors, data acquisition, analysis and display on full colour screens with tailored software displays.

2. FEMCO GULF, a Russian owned Drilling Contractor based in Dubai, awarded a complete Drilling Instrumentation and Driller’s TV upgrade. The ‘SAKHALINSKAYA’ Jack-Up was based in Dubai Docks for 8 weeks where the systems were installed and commissioned.

EFC’s key benefit in carrying out rig upgrades is its ability to integrate new equipment with existing frameworks where possible. This ensures the solution is cost-effective and a quick turn-around on delivery. Equipment is labeled with two languages as necessary.

3. Rig Upgrade work is ongoing in the Middle East, with a rig survey taking placing this week. EFC’s track record continues to grow as its capabilities are proved through system delivery and its North Sea and global experience is recognised as a valuable asset by UAE companies.

Note to Editors:
Electro-Flow Controls Ltd (“EFC") is a privately owned company employing some 24 staff worldwide. Headquarters are Aberdeen, Scotland with a fully operational base in Houston, USA.

EFC designs, manufactures, installs and commissions a range of instrumentation, monitoring and control systems for safe and hazardous areas. EFC systems encompass: Drilling Instrumentation; Well Control Instrumentation; Drill Cabin/Consoles; Hazardous Area CCTV Systems; Rig and Marine Instrumentation.

EFC has grown globally from North Sea origins, diversifying strategically into the production, process and security industries. ISO 9002 certification underpins EFC’s precision design and engineering processes

For further information, please contact:
Louise McGowan
Bid & Marketing Co-ordinator

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Aggreko Power Brings U.S. Presidential Inauguration to the World

Aggreko, the world’s leading supplier of temporary power and temperature control systems, has been selected to provide a 16 megawatt temporary power package for the 55th Presidential Inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C., enough to light up 25,000 homes.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 20, 2022 -- On Jan. 20, as millions of Americans unite to witness the Inauguration of President Bush, the power of Aggreko will be there, working to ensure a successful event.

Aggreko, the world’s leading supplier of temporary power and temperature control systems, announced today that it has been selected to provide a 16 megawatt temporary power and electric heating package for the 55th Presidential Inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C.

For the official ceremony, Aggreko’s equipment will power the massive inaugural stage, the support tents and trailers for officials, production crews and security personnel; the special performances and the media center capturing the Inauguration live for millions of television viewers.

Aggreko’s network of service centers in the Northeast U.S. will provide:
•50 Aggreko TwinPack and GHP2 ultra-quiet generators that will produce enough electricity to power 25,000 homes;
•Flame-free electric heaters for the Inaugural stage and several large tents for dignitaries and security checkpoints;
•More than 1,400 individual 20 amp, 120 volt electric receptacles for television and lighting equipment that will be installed by a crew of 20 Aggreko technicians over a seven-day period;
•40 miles of electrical cable, more than the distance from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland.

“The logistical demands of an event of this magnitude are awesome,” said Gary Meador, North America events manager with Aggreko Event Services. “Ensuring security for hundreds of thousands of people, providing power to hundreds of television crews and numerous other critical needs would be impossible to meet without high volumes of reliable temporary power.

“Aggreko has been entrusted with the job of powering every Inauguration since 1992. It’s an event that demands flawless performance and a high degree of trust. It’s our ability to provide that performance that has inspired confidence in our customers worldwide,” Meador continued.

Aggreko will also power the numerous celebrations surrounding the Inauguration, including the traditional parade following the ceremony and the nine official balls that will be personally attended by President Bush. Media centers built along the parade route, public entertainment stages, military command stations and security checkpoints will all rely on Aggreko equipment.

“We are especially proud to provide our equipment free of charge to one of these celebrations, the Commander-In-Chief Ball, held in honor of U.S. troops and their families, focusing on those that have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan or will soon be deployed,” said George Long, project manager for Aggreko Event Services.

Aggreko’s experienced crews began the complex process of hauling in hundreds of tons of equipment to the Capitol area nearly two weeks prior to the Inauguration. 30 Aggreko crew members will remain on-site during the ceremonies to ensure smooth operations.

“Our ability to provide an integrated solution that was more than just rental equipment was a crucial part of why the Inaugural Committee trusted Aggreko with the event’s total production power and heating needs,” Long remarked.

“As the Committee prepared for the event, Aggreko provided an on-site consultant who temporarily became a member of the planning team, identifying needs and providing solutions and cost-saving measures.”

Aggreko Event Services has a long history of powering high-profile events, including the National Football League’s Championship games, several Olympic Games, and the 2004 Presidential and Vice-Presidential debate series.

About Aggreko
Aggreko LLC is the North America division of the U.K.-based Aggreko plc (AGK.L). Aggreko provides rental power, temperature control and compressed air systems to companies around the world. The company helps its customers in diverse markets improve profitability by creating opportunities, solving problems and reducing risk through its network of global locations, equipment, employees and technical services. In addition, Aggreko provides comprehensive project design planning, installation, commissioning, process enhancement and operating services, and 24-hour on-site service and maintenance support. Worldwide, the company has more than 2,000 employees and over 100 locations. For more information, please access the company website at http://www.aggreko.com

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January 19, 2022

El Nino Ventures Inc. 2004 President’s Report – 2nd Quarter

Aggressive 2005 Acquisition and Exploration Program

Vancouver BC (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) January 19, 2022 -- El Nino Ventures Inc. “El Nino” www.elninoventures.com (TSX Venture: ELN.V). Over the past year the price of commodities has continued to escalate and management of El Nino Ventures Inc. The company is aggressively acquiring a diversified exploration portfolio. In the last quarter of 2004, El Nino’s management has commenced the evaluation of several molybdenum, silver, and uranium prospects in North and South America. Management is also focusing on evaluating select advanced stage industrial mineral projects that could generate positive cash flow within three to five years. Management has commenced an aggressive acquisition and exploration program for 2005

Molybdenum
El Nino’s management believes molybdenum (moly) has been an under explored commodity in recent years and this metal has exceptional growth potential. Moly is a metallic element which is most frequently used as an addition in stainless steels, with an excellent versatility in alloys because its addition enhances strength, hardenability, weldability, toughness, elevated temperature strength and corrosion resistance. For further information on moly uses, please use the following link: http://www.imoa.info/Default.asp?page=74

Moly’s under explored status over the last ten years and the increasing demand for both moly and stainless steel are key and major reasons to target this element for exploration. As noted by the International Molybdenum Association, use last year was approximately 136,000 tonnes, and demand is growing by about 3% per year. As demand for moly moves ahead of supply, prices have also increased significantly. See Attached Chart

With the recent increase in price of molybdenum and projected growth demand, El Nino’s Management plans to launch an aggressive molybdenum acquisition and exploration program in 2005. See recent story:
http://www.elninoventures.com/i/pdf/JKElnArticle_Jan042005.pdf

Silver
Demand for silver remains strong, exceeding supply in 2003 by approximately 34 million ounces, continuing a 15-year trend of supply deficit. With its applications for use in diverse fields such as industry, power transmission, medicine, and jewelry, El Nino’s Management believes silver can be a significant growth commodity for the Company. Management is currently reviewing several silver projects and soliciting new silver project proposals for review.

For further information on silver market and demand trends, please use the following links: http://www.silverinstitute.org/supply/index.php and http://silver-investor.com/.

Uranium
The continual rise in the price of uranium and the expected maintenance and escalation of the world demand has prompted El Nino to begin a review of uranium properties for possible acquisition.

Key industry financiers, analysts and newsletter writers are calling for increased demand for new energy sources. Management is currently negotiating the acquisition of a portfolio of uranium projects in a former producing area in North America. For further information on uranium market and demand trends, please use the following links:
http://www.uxc.com/review/uxc_prices.html and http://www.uic.com.au/.

Acquisition of New Management
Management is currently interviewing experienced industry personnel with the objective of enhancing our team of professionals in order to accomplish our objectives in 2005 and beyond. We look forward to updating our shareholders on our new acquisitions and on the results of our 2005 exploration programs, as they become available.

On behalf of the Directors, Management, and Consultants of El Nino Ventures Inc., I would like to thank you, our shareholders, for your ongoing support. Mr. Wayne Shaw of our Investor Relations department can be reached by telephone at our North American toll free number at 1-800-667-1870 or 1-604-685-1870.

Harry Barr
President and CEO
El Nino Ventures Inc.
2303 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6M 2A3

This document contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the Toronto Stock Exchange, British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission. Not to be construed as an offer to buy or sell securities of El Nino Ventures Inc.

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