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  • LEVITTOWN, Pa., Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StoneMor Partners L.P. (STON) today announced it plans to hold an investors' conference call to discuss its 2014 fourth quarter and full year financial results (which will be released before this call) on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 10:00 AM ET. The conference call can be accessed by calling (800) 738-1032. An audio replay of the conference call will be available by calling (800) 633-8284 through 12:00 PM ET on March 27, 2015. The reservation number for the audio replay is as follows: 21762581. The audio replay of the conference call will also be archived on StoneMor's website at www.stonemor.com.

    StoneMor will also host a live webcast of this conference call. Investors may access the live webcast via the Investors page of the StoneMor website under Events & Presentations.

    About StoneMor Partners L.P.

    StoneMor Partners L.P., headquartered in Levittown, Pennsylvania, is an owner and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes in the

    Read More »from StoneMor Partners L.P. Announces Date of Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results
    Contact:
    John McNamara
    (215) 826-2800
  • NetEase Joins Rush To US, Zynga Crashes Out of China

    Bottom line: NetEase’s new California R&D center could become an important hub for its future global growth, while Zynga’s China pull-out reflects the extreme difficulties foreign firms face in the local gaming market.

    Just a day after I wrote that online gaming giant Tencent may be planning a major new drive into the US, we’re hearing that its top rival NetEase is also moving into the neighborhood with plans for a new California R&D center. NetEase’s move comes after search leader Baidu and Tencent both set up US offices last year, though only Baidu actually announced a major new product development center. (previous post) All of these moves represent the Chinese companies’ efforts to tap into the Silicon Valley ethos, which has far more of the skills they will need in their quest to enter global markets outside of China.

    While the Chinese firms are rapidly setting up a new colony in California, a parallel retreat is happening across the Pacific as many US firms retreat from the

    Read More »from NetEase Joins Rush To US, Zynga Crashes Out of China
  • Research and Markets: Employee Benefits in Indonesia: 2015 Review

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q5zjvr/employee_benefits) has announced the addition of the "Employee Benefits in Indonesia" report to their offering.

    The Indonesian social security system comprises the provident fund system and social insurance system. Social security in Indonesia covers a small proportion of the population with minimal benefits. The employment-linked systems of contributory social insurance only cover 17% of employed persons, while more than 80% of people employed in the informal economy are not covered under the social security system.

    With effect from January 1, 2014, a new regime of national social security has been implemented in Indonesia with an intention to cover all employees and residents under one healthcare system by 2019, as well as one employment benefits system by 2029. Under the new

    Read More »from Research and Markets: Employee Benefits in Indonesia: 2015 Review
    Contact:
    Research and Markets
    Laura Wood, Senior Manager
    press@researchandmarkets.com
    For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
    For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
    For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
    U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
    Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
    Sector: Insurance
  • NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Warren Resources, Inc. (WRES) will report fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by issuing a press release before the market opens and conducting a conference call on that date at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The full text of the release will be available at warrenresources.com under "For Investors -- News & Events".

    The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by registering at warrenresources.com under "For Investors".

    To listen to the conference call by phone, callers in the United States and Canada can dial (866) 271-6130, or if international dial (617) 213-8894. The Conference I.D. for callers is 26717254.

    If you are unable to listen to the live call, a recording of the call will be available for delayed playback for one week beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 11, 2015. To access the replay, dial (888) 286-8010, or if international dial (617)

    Read More »from Warren Resources Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call
    Contact:
    Robert Ferer, Investor Relations
    212-697-9660
  • Sears Hometown Stores Donates More Than $90,000 to Volunteer First Responders Through "Salute to Local Heroes" Campaign

    National Retailer Concludes 2014 Campaign in Partnership With National Fire Volunteer Council; Supports Volunteer Fire and EMS Departments Across the Nation

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the completion of its charitable holiday campaign in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), Sears Hometown Stores is donating $92,762 to first responders throughout its stores' local communities. The goal of the "Salute to Local Heroes" campaign was to provide firehouses across the nation with critical funds to improve resources for training, equipment and financial support where fire and EMS departments need it most.

    During the campaign, which ran from November 2 to December 31, 2014, Sears Hometown Stores customers and company employees had the opportunity to donate toward their local fire department while making a purchase. Additionally, $1 from each Craftsman(R) Bottle Cap Wrench purchased was donated directly to the chosen local department.

    "Programs like 'Salute to Local Heroes' are essential to local fire departments, which frequently do not have sufficient funding to meet their basic needs,"

    Read More »from Sears Hometown Stores Donates More Than $90,000 to Volunteer First Responders Through "Salute to Local Heroes" Campaign
    Contact:
  • LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    The increased adoption of IPTV in the APAC region has resulted in significant growth of the Global IPTV Market, leading to a projected CAGR of 20.32 percent from 2014-2019, says research firm TechNavio.

    IPTV operators in the APAC region are focused on increasing their customer base and revenue through promotional campaigns and providing services with low installation costs. China, Japan and South Korea are some of the leading revenue contributors in this region.

    “Subscribers are increasingly interested in reaping the benefits of value-added services in IPTV with low installation costs,” says Faisal Ghaus, Vice President of TechNavio.

    “The significant penetration of broadband infrastructure and connectivity also contribute to the growth of Global IPTV Market.”

    The latest report by TechNavio also emphasizes the growing

    Read More »from TechNavio: Increasing Adoption of IPTV in the APAC Region Will Fortify the Customer Base in the Global IPTV Market through 2019
    Contact:
    TechNavio Research
    Jes Ellacott, Media & Marketing Executive
    US: +1-630-333-9501
    UK: +44-208-123-1770
    www.technavio.com
    media@technavio.com
  • Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC Expands Property Management Business to California and Florida

    BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC (“Brookwood”), a leading real estate investment and asset management company, today announced that Nathalie Nguyen, Jason Reinhardt, Carlen Reis and Kim Sharrow have joined Brookwood Management Partners, LLC.

    Ms. Reis will serve as a Property Manager and Ms. Nguyen will serve as an Assistant Property Manager for Bernardo Executive Center, Four Points Business Park and Mission Valley Crossroads located in San Diego. Ms. Sharrow will serve as a Senior Property Manager and Mr. Reinhart will serve as a Chief Engineer for Maitland 200 located in Maitland, FL.

    “Brookwood’s property management team is essential to our value-add strategy of implementing targeted capital improvements, and leasing-up and eventually selling the asset,” stated Kurt M. Zernich, Brookwood’s Director of Asset and Property Management.

    Read More »from Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC Expands Property Management Business to California and Florida
    Contact:
    Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC
    Jayne M. Rice, 978-927-8300
    jrice@brookwoodfinancial.com
  • Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan

    In Japan and craving Waffle Tacos? Soon, there will be a solution.

    On Thursday, Asrapport Dining Co. announced that it had signed a franchise agreement with Taco Bell to bring the fast-food chain to Japan. This would be the first time that Taco Bell opens up shop outside of U.S. military bases in Japan.

    "We believe that 'Taco Bell' holds strong growth potential and will enable us to create a new QSR category by cultivating the strong latent demand for Mexican inspired foods within Japan," Shusaku Higaki, Asrapport Dining's CEO, said in a statement.

    Related: 6 Food Trends to Watch Out for in 2015

    Currently, Asrapport focuses on pub and barbecue "Izakaya" restaurants, with 429 locations of various franchises open in Japan. The company has not yet announced how many Taco Bell locations it plans to open, or when the restaurants will be open for business.

    In December, Taco Bell announced plans to add 1,300 new locations internationally by 2023, a huge boost from its current 250

    Read More »from Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan
  • I know I sound like a broken record on this, but the deteriorating earnings picture is really worth a look. On Thursday, I noted that there is a good chance that overall earnings growth for the S&P 500 will go negative for the first time since 2009.3 But the numbers for the first part of the year are already flashing warning signals. First-quarter earnings for 2015 are now below 2014's and second-quarter 2015 earnings are also negative compared to 2014. S&P 500 earnings (estimates):First quarter 2015: $27.21 First Quarter 2014: $27.99 Second quarter 2015: $29.57 Second quarter 2014: $29.77 Source: FactSet Elsewhere, Gap (GPS) reported earnings and revenues roughly in-line with expectations, but in introducing 2015 guidance of $2.75-$2.80, while analysts estimate $2.92, provided unusually explicit information about the effect of foreign currency and the West Coast port disruption. Gap's 2015 guidance has taken a 16-cent impact on foreign currency fluctuations and a

    Read More »from Careful: Earnings are turning negative
  • Kochi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Startup Village here, the country's first PPP model incubator which completed its 1,000th day Jan 10, has so far produced 533 startups, including 116 at campus startups, and created a total of 2,889 jobs with a total valuation pegged at Rs.292 crore, a statement said Friday.

    Startup Village was launched April 15, 2012 with the ambitious agenda to create an ecosystem that would fire up entrepreneurial aspirations of youngsters in Kerala.

    Since its inception, it received a total of 6,491 applications and a total of 960 (58 physical and 902 virtual startups) were incubated, of which 533 are currently active.

    Of physical startups, 56 are currently active and two failed and of the virtual startups, 477 are active and 355 inactive while 70 were aborted.

    When launched in 2012, the commitment to the the central government's directorate of science and technology was to incubate 48 startups, raise Rs.2.5 crore through private sector, organise 20 events, make

    Read More »from 533 startups in 1,000 days, says Startup Village

Blog Posts by Simplus Information Services

  • LEVITTOWN, Pa., Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StoneMor Partners L.P. (STON) today announced it plans to hold an investors' conference call to discuss its 2014 fourth quarter and full year financial results (which will be released before this call) on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 10:00 AM ET. The conference call can be accessed by calling (800) 738-1032. An audio replay of the conference call will be available by calling (800) 633-8284 through 12:00 PM ET on March 27, 2015. The reservation number for the audio replay is as follows: 21762581. The audio replay of the conference call will also be archived on StoneMor's website at www.stonemor.com.

    StoneMor will also host a live webcast of this conference call. Investors may access the live webcast via the Investors page of the StoneMor website under Events & Presentations.

    About StoneMor Partners L.P.

    StoneMor Partners L.P., headquartered in Levittown, Pennsylvania, is an owner and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes in the

    Read More »from StoneMor Partners L.P. Announces Date of Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results
    Contact:
    John McNamara
    (215) 826-2800
  • NetEase Joins Rush To US, Zynga Crashes Out of China

    Bottom line: NetEase’s new California R&D center could become an important hub for its future global growth, while Zynga’s China pull-out reflects the extreme difficulties foreign firms face in the local gaming market.

    Just a day after I wrote that online gaming giant Tencent may be planning a major new drive into the US, we’re hearing that its top rival NetEase is also moving into the neighborhood with plans for a new California R&D center. NetEase’s move comes after search leader Baidu and Tencent both set up US offices last year, though only Baidu actually announced a major new product development center. (previous post) All of these moves represent the Chinese companies’ efforts to tap into the Silicon Valley ethos, which has far more of the skills they will need in their quest to enter global markets outside of China.

    While the Chinese firms are rapidly setting up a new colony in California, a parallel retreat is happening across the Pacific as many US firms retreat from the

    Read More »from NetEase Joins Rush To US, Zynga Crashes Out of China
  • Research and Markets: Employee Benefits in Indonesia: 2015 Review

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q5zjvr/employee_benefits) has announced the addition of the "Employee Benefits in Indonesia" report to their offering.

    The Indonesian social security system comprises the provident fund system and social insurance system. Social security in Indonesia covers a small proportion of the population with minimal benefits. The employment-linked systems of contributory social insurance only cover 17% of employed persons, while more than 80% of people employed in the informal economy are not covered under the social security system.

    With effect from January 1, 2014, a new regime of national social security has been implemented in Indonesia with an intention to cover all employees and residents under one healthcare system by 2019, as well as one employment benefits system by 2029. Under the new

    Read More »from Research and Markets: Employee Benefits in Indonesia: 2015 Review
    Contact:
    Research and Markets
    Laura Wood, Senior Manager
    press@researchandmarkets.com
    For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
    For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
    For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
    U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
    Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
    Sector: Insurance
  • NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Warren Resources, Inc. (WRES) will report fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by issuing a press release before the market opens and conducting a conference call on that date at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The full text of the release will be available at warrenresources.com under "For Investors -- News & Events".

    The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by registering at warrenresources.com under "For Investors".

    To listen to the conference call by phone, callers in the United States and Canada can dial (866) 271-6130, or if international dial (617) 213-8894. The Conference I.D. for callers is 26717254.

    If you are unable to listen to the live call, a recording of the call will be available for delayed playback for one week beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 11, 2015. To access the replay, dial (888) 286-8010, or if international dial (617)

    Read More »from Warren Resources Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call
    Contact:
    Robert Ferer, Investor Relations
    212-697-9660
  • Sears Hometown Stores Donates More Than $90,000 to Volunteer First Responders Through "Salute to Local Heroes" Campaign

    National Retailer Concludes 2014 Campaign in Partnership With National Fire Volunteer Council; Supports Volunteer Fire and EMS Departments Across the Nation

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the completion of its charitable holiday campaign in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), Sears Hometown Stores is donating $92,762 to first responders throughout its stores' local communities. The goal of the "Salute to Local Heroes" campaign was to provide firehouses across the nation with critical funds to improve resources for training, equipment and financial support where fire and EMS departments need it most.

    During the campaign, which ran from November 2 to December 31, 2014, Sears Hometown Stores customers and company employees had the opportunity to donate toward their local fire department while making a purchase. Additionally, $1 from each Craftsman(R) Bottle Cap Wrench purchased was donated directly to the chosen local department.

    "Programs like 'Salute to Local Heroes' are essential to local fire departments, which frequently do not have sufficient funding to meet their basic needs,"

    Read More »from Sears Hometown Stores Donates More Than $90,000 to Volunteer First Responders Through "Salute to Local Heroes" Campaign
    Contact:
  • LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    The increased adoption of IPTV in the APAC region has resulted in significant growth of the Global IPTV Market, leading to a projected CAGR of 20.32 percent from 2014-2019, says research firm TechNavio.

    IPTV operators in the APAC region are focused on increasing their customer base and revenue through promotional campaigns and providing services with low installation costs. China, Japan and South Korea are some of the leading revenue contributors in this region.

    “Subscribers are increasingly interested in reaping the benefits of value-added services in IPTV with low installation costs,” says Faisal Ghaus, Vice President of TechNavio.

    “The significant penetration of broadband infrastructure and connectivity also contribute to the growth of Global IPTV Market.”

    The latest report by TechNavio also emphasizes the growing

    Read More »from TechNavio: Increasing Adoption of IPTV in the APAC Region Will Fortify the Customer Base in the Global IPTV Market through 2019
    Contact:
    TechNavio Research
    Jes Ellacott, Media & Marketing Executive
    US: +1-630-333-9501
    UK: +44-208-123-1770
    www.technavio.com
    media@technavio.com
  • Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC Expands Property Management Business to California and Florida

    BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC (“Brookwood”), a leading real estate investment and asset management company, today announced that Nathalie Nguyen, Jason Reinhardt, Carlen Reis and Kim Sharrow have joined Brookwood Management Partners, LLC.

    Ms. Reis will serve as a Property Manager and Ms. Nguyen will serve as an Assistant Property Manager for Bernardo Executive Center, Four Points Business Park and Mission Valley Crossroads located in San Diego. Ms. Sharrow will serve as a Senior Property Manager and Mr. Reinhart will serve as a Chief Engineer for Maitland 200 located in Maitland, FL.

    “Brookwood’s property management team is essential to our value-add strategy of implementing targeted capital improvements, and leasing-up and eventually selling the asset,” stated Kurt M. Zernich, Brookwood’s Director of Asset and Property Management.

    Read More »from Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC Expands Property Management Business to California and Florida
    Contact:
    Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC
    Jayne M. Rice, 978-927-8300
    jrice@brookwoodfinancial.com
  • Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan

    In Japan and craving Waffle Tacos? Soon, there will be a solution.

    On Thursday, Asrapport Dining Co. announced that it had signed a franchise agreement with Taco Bell to bring the fast-food chain to Japan. This would be the first time that Taco Bell opens up shop outside of U.S. military bases in Japan.

    "We believe that 'Taco Bell' holds strong growth potential and will enable us to create a new QSR category by cultivating the strong latent demand for Mexican inspired foods within Japan," Shusaku Higaki, Asrapport Dining's CEO, said in a statement.

    Related: 6 Food Trends to Watch Out for in 2015

    Currently, Asrapport focuses on pub and barbecue "Izakaya" restaurants, with 429 locations of various franchises open in Japan. The company has not yet announced how many Taco Bell locations it plans to open, or when the restaurants will be open for business.

    In December, Taco Bell announced plans to add 1,300 new locations internationally by 2023, a huge boost from its current 250

    Read More »from Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan
  • I know I sound like a broken record on this, but the deteriorating earnings picture is really worth a look. On Thursday, I noted that there is a good chance that overall earnings growth for the S&P 500 will go negative for the first time since 2009.3 But the numbers for the first part of the year are already flashing warning signals. First-quarter earnings for 2015 are now below 2014's and second-quarter 2015 earnings are also negative compared to 2014. S&P 500 earnings (estimates):First quarter 2015: $27.21 First Quarter 2014: $27.99 Second quarter 2015: $29.57 Second quarter 2014: $29.77 Source: FactSet Elsewhere, Gap (GPS) reported earnings and revenues roughly in-line with expectations, but in introducing 2015 guidance of $2.75-$2.80, while analysts estimate $2.92, provided unusually explicit information about the effect of foreign currency and the West Coast port disruption. Gap's 2015 guidance has taken a 16-cent impact on foreign currency fluctuations and a

    Read More »from Careful: Earnings are turning negative
  • Kochi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Startup Village here, the country's first PPP model incubator which completed its 1,000th day Jan 10, has so far produced 533 startups, including 116 at campus startups, and created a total of 2,889 jobs with a total valuation pegged at Rs.292 crore, a statement said Friday.

    Startup Village was launched April 15, 2012 with the ambitious agenda to create an ecosystem that would fire up entrepreneurial aspirations of youngsters in Kerala.

    Since its inception, it received a total of 6,491 applications and a total of 960 (58 physical and 902 virtual startups) were incubated, of which 533 are currently active.

    Of physical startups, 56 are currently active and two failed and of the virtual startups, 477 are active and 355 inactive while 70 were aborted.

    When launched in 2012, the commitment to the the central government's directorate of science and technology was to incubate 48 startups, raise Rs.2.5 crore through private sector, organise 20 events, make

    Read More »from 533 startups in 1,000 days, says Startup Village

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