U.S. EPA Recognizes Sand Valley Landfill Renewable Energy Program as Electricity Project of the Year

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that its Sand Valley Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) project in Collinsville, Ala. has been named Electricity Project of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.) The EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program recognized the Sand Valley renewable energy project with the award at a workshop held yesterday in conjunction with the Solid Waste Association of North America’s 38th Annual Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium.

“Society requires the modern landfill to be more sophisticated than ever before, leveraging science to protect the air, land and water upon which we depend,” said Gregg Brummer, East Region vice president for Republic Services. “We believe the modern landfill can do more than protect the local environment. In many cases, landfills enable scientists and engineers to harness energy from waste decomposition and convert it into a renewable power source. Our employees are humbled by the EPA’s recognition, and they are proud to be part of a project that will provide economic and environmental benefits to their community for years to come.”    

Republic Services’ subsidiary GEK, Inc. partnered with Energy Developments, Inc.’s (EDI) subsidiary Bio Energy (Alabama), LLC to develop the Sand Valley LFGTE project, which also involves the Tennessee Valley Authority and Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative.

“EDI is proud to partner with Republic Services, Tennessee Valley Authority and Sand Mountain Electric Co-op on this award winning project,” said Steve Cowman, president and chief executive officer of EDI. “Energy Developments operates 84 projects generating over 900 MW across three continents and is a leader in remote and clean energy. We are honored that the EPA has selected this facility for their project of the year.”

The Sand Valley LFGTE project has a generating capacity of 4.8 megawatts and supplies power to approximately 4,000 homes in the area. Renewable power generated at the site is sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority, and exported through an interconnection with Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative. The project was announced in April 2014, and is believed to be the largest LFGTE project in Alabama.

LFGTE projects typically involve capturing methane from biogas, which is generated when materials such as paper, food and yard waste decompose within a landfill. The methane can be harnessed and converted into renewable energy sources that supply the local power grid. This process can displace the use of fossil fuels for energy generation and use, which can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a community.

Republic Services has implemented 72 landfill gas-to-energy projects nationwide. According to the EPA, the combined environmental benefits from these projects are equal to removing more than four million cars from our roads or planting more than 4.5 million acres of trees each year. In addition, Republic recently announced a goal of developing at least two more LFGTE projects per year. The two additional LFGTE projects each year are expected to result in roughly 20,000 tons of avoided carbon dioxide.

Republic Services’ Sand Valley Landfill comprises 233 acres and accepts approximately 1,600 tons of waste per day. The Landfill serves Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Dekalb, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Randolph, St. Clair, and Talladega counties in Alabama, as well Chattooga, Dade, Polk, and Walker counties in Georgia; and Hamilton county in Tennessee.


About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste.  Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for their commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and oilfield customers. We’ll handle it from here.™, the brand’s tagline, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet™ for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

For more information, visit the Republic Services website at republicservices.com. “Like” Republic on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RepublicServices and follow on Twitter @RepublicService.

About Energy Developments
Energy Developments Limited (EDL) is an international provider of safe, clean, low greenhouse gas emissions energy and remote energy solutions. EDL currently owns and operates a diversified international portfolio of power stations in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Greece from a range of fuel sources including landfill gas, waste coal mine gas, natural gas and liquefied natural gas.

Armco Metals Holdings to Host Fourth Quarter & Year End 2014 Earnings Conference Call on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. ET

FOSTER CITY, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 26, 2015 / Armco Metals Holdings, Inc. (“Armco Metals Holdings”) (NYSE MKT:AMCO), a U.S. based company that engages in the import, sale, and distribution of metal ore and non-ferrous metals in the People’s … Continue reading

Armco Metals Holdings to Host Fourth Quarter & Year End 2014 Earnings Conference Call on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. ET

FOSTER CITY, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 26, 2015 / Armco Metals Holdings, Inc. (“Armco Metals Holdings”) (NYSE MKT:AMCO), a U.S. based company that engages in the import, sale, and distribution of metal ore and non-ferrous metals in the People’s … Continue reading

Bennington College Receives $5 Million for Visual Arts Program from Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Bennington College announced today that it has received a $5 million gift from the New York City-based Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. The gift, the Foundation’s largest single grant to date, will establish the Helen Frankenthaler Fund for the Visual Arts in honor of and tribute to a remarkable Bennington alumna.

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Bennington College announced today that it has received a $5 million gift from the New York City-based Helen Frankenthaler Foundation to support all aspects of Bennington’s visual arts program. The gift, the Foundation’s largest single grant to date, will establish the Helen Frankenthaler Fund for the Visual Arts. In a ceremony on April 12, 2015, the College will name the visual arts wing of its 120,000 square-foot arts facility the Helen Frankenthaler Visual Arts Center, in honor of and tribute to a remarkable Bennington alumna.

Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011), whose career spanned six decades, has long been recognized as one of the great American artists of the twentieth century. Following her graduation from Bennington in 1949, she quickly went on to become one of America’s most celebrated abstract painters. Heir of first-generation abstract expressionism, she was eminent among the second generation of postwar American abstract painters and is widely credited for playing a pivotal role in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting. One of the foremost colorists of our time, she produced a body of work whose impact on contemporary art has been profound.

“We are thrilled that the Foundation has chosen to honor Helen’s legacy in this way,” said Bennington President Mariko Silver. “Hers was a genius marked by artistry and deep intellect, and Bennington takes special pride in having played a role in cultivating both. With the Foundation’s generous support, we look forward to developing those same qualities in the next generation of artists.”

The gift will be used to enrich Bennington’s distinctive curricula, facilities, and programs in the visual arts and to support a distinguished faculty whose experiences and perspectives as practicing artists create a singularly dynamic classroom experience. It will enable the College to invest in new projects and programs in the visual arts, building on its legacy as an educational innovator and as a place where students, like Frankenthaler in the 1940s, are encouraged to make their best, most surprising work.

Clifford Ross, Chairman of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Board of Trustees and a nephew of the artist, said, “Helen‘s education at Bennington was critical to shaping her sensibility as a young artist, nurturing a spirit of risk-taking, experimentation, and inquiry that formed the basis of her creative process. The Foundation is delighted to be making this gift.”

At Bennington, Frankenthaler studied with painter Paul Feeley, as well as with such noted intellectuals as Kenneth Burke, Peter Drucker, Ralph Ellison, and Erich Fromm. It was in 1950, at an exhibition of artworks by Bennington graduates held in New York City, that she met the renowned art critic Clement Greenberg, who was deeply influential in the early phase of her career. Like Frankenthaler, Greenberg was a frequent visitor to campus at that time, and later. He often brought with him innovative artists, including Joseph Cornell, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Morris Louis, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Jackson Pollock, Larry Poons, William Turnbull, and Isaac Witkin, many of whom received their first solo exhibitions—outside of ones held at commercial galleries—at Bennington. Art historian Eugene Goossen, painter Jules Olitski, and sculptors Anthony Caro and David Smith also taught at the College.

Helen Frankenthaler remained committed to Bennington College throughout her lifetime. Returning often to campus, her work was presented in solo exhibitions at the College in 1962, 1978, and 2007. She served as a trustee from 1967 to 1982, and, when the College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center opened in May 1976, she spoke at the dedication of the arts center that will now bear her name.

In 2007, on the occasion of Bennington’s 75th anniversary, Frankenthaler offered this recollection: “All of my Bennington memories melt into one joyful stream of laughter, invention, serious concerned pursuits, intense friendships, and the opening of my already ‘analytic mind.’”

About Bennington College

Bennington College is a liberal arts college in southwestern Vermont that distinguished itself early as a vanguard institution within American higher education. It was the first to include the visual and performing arts in a liberal arts education, and to integrate work in the classroom with work in the field. To this day, Bennington stands apart in requiring that every student—every winter term—get a job, complete an internship, or pursue an entrepreneurial experience. Bennington students work intensively with faculty to forge individual educational paths around their driving questions and interests. The College graduates small classes of tested students, regardless of chosen field, who are notably confident in their capacity to engage and succeed in the world. For additional information, http://www.bennington.edu.

About Helen Frankenthaler and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Important works by Frankenthaler can be found in major museums worldwide. She was the recipient of numerous honorary doctorates, honors, and awards, including the National Medal of Arts in 2001. Solo exhibitions include “Helen Frankenthaler: Paintings,” The Jewish Museum, New York (1960); “Helen Frankenthaler,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1969, traveled to Whitechapel Gallery, London; Orangerie Herrenhausen, Hanover; and Kongresshalle, Berlin); “Helen Frankenthaler: A Paintings Retrospective,” Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (1989–90, traveled to The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Detroit Institute of Arts); and “Giving Up One’s Mark: Helen Frankenthaler in the 1960s and 1970s,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, (2014-15). “Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler” is currently on view at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, through June 7, 2015.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, established and endowed by the artist during her lifetime, is dedicated to promoting greater public interest in and understanding of the visual arts. It supports the artist’s legacy through a variety of initiatives, including exhibitions, loans of artworks, research and publications, conservation, grants, and educational programs for the public and the scholarly community. As the principal beneficiary of Helen Frankenthaler’s estate, the Foundation maintains an archive of original papers and materials pertaining to her life and work and a collection of her artwork in a variety of media. For additional information, http://www.frankenthalerfoundation.org; for press information, press(at)frankenthalerfoundation(dot)org.

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Plans for Bucket List Generator – Just In Time for Summer – Announced by Elfster

Building upon its post-holiday efforts, Elfster is announcing plans to create bucket list capabilities to its software. The company is already known as the top-rated Secret Santa generator online.

(PRWEB) March 26, 2015

Elfster.com, the top-rated Secret Santa generator, is proud to announce the addition of its bucket list generator capabilities to its leading Secret Santa list technology. A ‘bucket list,’ of course, refers to a list that one creates of things to do before one dies, made famous by the 2007 movie of the same name. Nowadays many millennials are creating summer bucket lists as a way to memorialize their summer achievements.

“We are greatly expanding our technology to new market opportunities,” explained Peter Imburg, CEO of Elster.com. “The concept behind adding a bucket list is that as one adds things to do, or places to go, to a ‘bucket list’ on Elfster this is not only an opportunity for others to learn about one’s personality but also a way for them to give gifts that can encourage individual achievements.”

To learn more about Elfster’s technology, please visit http://www.elfster.com/. There, one can send an email to the company and be notified when new services go online.

Bucket Lists and Gift Exchanges

While the most famous example of a gift exchange is, of course, Secret Santa, the technology on which Elfster.com is based has many applications throughout the year. Common applications are online community gift exchanges, corporate gift exchanges, and the use of charitable gift by nonprofits to raise funds or materials for needy individuals or families.

The idea of a bucket list is synergistic with these gift-giving aspects. An individual can create a bucket list of things to do, or places to go, that are essentially a ‘wish list’ of personal achievements. Examples might be ‘visit the Pyramids,’ or ‘climb Mount Rainier,’ or ‘learn to speak Hebrew.’ By making a bucket list a social communication, Elfster then allows other people (e.g., family members, friends, office colleagues, etc.) to not only know about one’s aspirations but also to gift items, or offer help, in achieving those aspirations. By making the bucket list a social media endeavor, Elfster is leveraging its award-winning technology as a gift exchange generator.

About Elfster.com

Elfster is the Web’s top-rated online Secret Santa generator. Participants use the company’s service to organize a holiday gift exchange of any type, learn Secret Santa rules or how to play, organize family, office, community or friends’ gift exchanges and generally keep track of your holiday or Christmas gift exchange all conveniently online. Elfster makes it easy, free, and fun!



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Getting on Board with Onboarding – Leading NZ Digital Agency De-Mystifies Content Marketing Trend

Auckland, New Zealand — (ReleaseWire) — 03/26/2015 — Tiger Tiger, one of New Zealand’s leading digital marketing and strategy agencies has released its user onboarding best practices infographic, the result of a collaboration with Seattle based company Killer Infographics.

The infographic is a visual guide to the best practices that SaaS (Software as a Service) companies should be employing in order to retain new users. User Onboarding is the process of guiding a user through your product to show them how it works.

“Good user onboarding provides a strong first impression of your product and allows a user to get to know how to use it, increasing the chance that they will stick around and continue to use it,” says Tiger Tiger CMO Mark Hayes.

Mark says Slack is an excellent example of user onboarding at work.

“When you first sign up with Slack you are taken to a welcome screen and your details are checked before you move on. From there they show you how to setup your account and how to invite other members of your team to join you. Once inside, they use the product itself to introduce you to its features, which is a pretty cool way of getting the user involved with the product from day one.”

About Tiger Tiger
Founded in 2014 by Mark Hayes, the Auckland-based digital agency works with companies in New Zealand, US, UK and Hong Kong providing digital marketing services.


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LeadFerret Releases a Directory of Contacts in Companies Using New Relic Technology

Today LeadFerret, the free B2B data site, announced the release of their latest directory of Contacts in Companies using New Relic Technology. This directory is full of detailed contact information for all records, including email addresses, telephone numbers, and social media links where applicable.

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New Relic is a software analytics company that uses the SaaS (software as a service) model to monitor Web and mobile applications using click streams, mobile activity, end user experiences and transactions. With customers ranging from YP.com to RunKeeper to Condé Nast to Groupon, New Relic’s client case is broad and many of their customers are already highly successful. But that doesn’t stop the need for improvement and the desire for further customer acquisition. As described by tutsplus.com, “New Relic is a managed service (SaaS) that you ‘plug in’ to your web app, which collects and aggregates performance metrics of your live web application. The information it provides can help you find answers to questions like: Is my website slow? Who is it slow for? Where is it slow exactly? Do we need more, or bigger servers? What can we do to improve things?”

Companies using New Relic are putting energy into monitoring the usage of both their website and mobile applications, which means they’re also likely to be interested in other solutions, tools, and services that help with conversion. For this reason, LeadFerret has put together a directory of companies that use New Relic, making it the perfect marketing starting point for companies that offer any type of website and mobile analytics, since the companies using New Relic are already on board with those types of solutions. New and existing LeadFerret users will be able to make the most of this directory, by having access to valuable prospects, with complete information, including email addresses, social media links and more, making it easier to develop more targeted marketing campaigns.

See the full directory at: https://leadferret.com/directory/new-relic-companies

About LeadFerret

LeadFerret, Inc offers an online B2B database with complete data for over 17+ million business contacts. Users can search and view all 17+ million records for free, with no limitations, users only pay when they want to download records. Every record comes with complete information, including email address, phone number, company information, and much more. Many records now even come with social media links. For more information, go to: http://www.LeadFerret.com

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Industry Leading Projection Mapping Company Contracts to Produce Multiple 3D Visual Centerpieces for Hotel Club

Chicago Projection Mapping to Produce Visual Pieces for ROOF Nightclub

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 26, 2015

Chicago area 3D projection company Chicago Projection Mapping is pleased to announce a new contract with over 20 new projection mapping projections for ROOF at theWit nightclub in downtown Chicago. The nightclub, which literally occupies the roof of theWit hotel, is one of the top nightspots in the country, and consistently voted the #1 entertainment venue in Chicago. By combining a stunning view of the city with luxurious accommodations and cutting edge entertainment, ROOF is a great venue to showcase and to take advantage of the thrill and the spectacle of projection mapping technology. By producing excellent projection mapping for entertainment venues, Chicago Projection Mapping is well position to excel in the execution of this contract.

According to the terms of the deal, Chicago Projection Mapping will produce over 20 unique 3-D mapping shows, to be planned, produced and choreographed in concert with the high-caliber DJs ROOF is known for constantly attracting. Each of the planned 20 projection shows will be architecturally mapped to take advantage of the inherent shape and space of ROOF. Of course, each show will also be calibrated to intertwine seamlessly with the music, complimenting the entertainment that makes ROOF famous across the nation.

“We think this is a great opportunity,” said Mark Smith, founder and CEO of Chicago Projection Mapping. “The ability to create multiple different shows in the same space really allows us to spread out creatively, to challenge ourselves and maybe experiment a bit more than we would otherwise. The great part is that we can compliment what’s already happening in the space—and make it really come to life in a brand new, innovative way.”

Projection mapping for events and parties is quickly becoming a popular trend in the entertainment business. With patrons—and partygoers—expecting ever-increasing spectacle from the entertainment industry, 3D projection mapping is a great way to give guests a unique show that will be exciting and new and different. Projection mapping at parties allows for flexibility in terms of content and mood. Even with twenty shows to put on at ROOF, Chicago Projection Mapping does not anticipate putting on the same show twice, except, perhaps, as an encore. This type of projection mapping for crowds and 3-D displays for music allow the musician and the video technicians to synthesize a great show.

As an innovator on the cutting edge of music, it’s no surprise that ROOF is once again pushing the envelope with this commitment to twenty different special 3D projection animations. However, it’s certain that the attention span of younger crowds demands great spectacle from entertainment. And there’s no better way to generate that cutting edge spectacle today than through projection mapping. Chicago Projection Mapping, as a leader and innovator in the industry, is well positioned to help ROOF continue to stay on top. If you’re interested in discussing a collaboration with Chicago Projection Mapping to highlight your own music or nightclub, contact them via e. mail at Info(at)ChicagoProjectionMapping(dot)com.

About Chicago Projection Mapping: Based in Chicago, IL, Chicago Projection Mapping is a full service content creation and 3D projection mapping company, serving the corporate, event, meeting, and convention sectors. For more information, please visit http://www.ChicagoProjectionMapping.com, or call 630-620-0000.

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CPM capabilities

        3D and 4D Projection Mapping Design

        Temporary and Permanent Installation

        Consultation on All Aspects of Mapping Process

        Show Design and Integration

        Pre-Visualization, including storyboards and renderings

        In-House 2D and 3D Animation Team

        Custom Interactive Design Capabilities

        Asset Reconguration for Brand Consistency

        Integration with all major video and media formats

        Custom Media Servers for awless operation

        Experience with all standard mapping hardware and software

        Partnerships with regional and national hardware vendors

        On-Site Setup, Mapping, and Event Operation

        Remote access and operation for permanent installations

For more information, please visit http://www.ChicagoProjectionMapping.com, or call 630-620-0000.

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‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ expands Kendrick Lamar’s craft

In “To Pimp A Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar shows that he’s more than just hip-hop with an album that includes jazz, spoken word, poetry, interviews or audio of he or someone else speaking, broadening his creative boundaries and adding something unique to his musical portfolio. At the start, there is a slow transition to a live [&hellip

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Hilton Worldwide Celebrates its Commitment to Living Sustainably with Earth Hour Projects Around the World

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and its portfolio of 12 brands announced today that for the fifth consecutive year, its Team Members and franchisee employees around the world will unite to protect the planet by participating in the celebration of Earth Ho… Continue reading