WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeesFree, Inc. (OTCBB:BEES.OB - News) today announced that the Company has partnered with Gelco, a leading Italian manufacturer of electronic devices for the aerospace, defense and electro-medical markets, to manufacture BeesFree's proprietary dispensers.
The BeesFree dispenser is designed to feed the Company's patent-pending chemical compound to honey bees with distinct advantages. It requires very minimal maintenance, it replicates the way bees feed themselves and drink in nature and it works on a wide range of variable weather conditions. BeesFree has provided Gelco with the dispenser's functional requirements and based upon these requirements and consultancy from experienced beekeepers, Gelco will design and draft the Technical Specifications Document. Gelco will also produce the first commercial generation units.
Mario Sforza, BeesFree CEO, states, "We are pleased to have partnered with a company like Gelco. We believe that their expertise in design and manufacturing will help BeesFree achieve out long term goals in bringing the BeesFree dispenser to the worldwide market."
Gelco CEO and Founder, Enzo Mancini, stated, "We are pleased to make available to BeesFree our long-term qualified experience in the design and manufacturing of high-tech components and systems. We have allocated a strong senior team to this project as we believe we can play a key role in BeesFree's long-term strategy and vision."
OAKVILLE, Ontario, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BLACKBIRD INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (PINKSHEETS: BBRD.PK - News) announces that it commenced its strategy to acquire revenue producing companies in the same field of its current technology.
Blackbird has acquired Insight Group Technologies Inc (www.insight-holdings.com) which is an industry leader in the design and the implementation of supply chain planning and its execution. Through IGT it now owns a unique optimization product for the supply chain known as DC Expert as well as a number of other SCM (Supply Chain Management) centric software applications. DC Expert is an industry leading feature rich software suite that is used extensively by "Fortune 500" companies, global Third Party Logistics Providers, and a number of academic institutions. Among its global list of customers for its products and services are many "Blue Chip" companies such as Nestle, Unilever, Nissin, 3M, Moen, Fosters Beer (Australia), Mainfreight International (New Zealand), and Wilfred Laurier University (Canada).
Blackbird is active in acquiring several synergistic companies operating in this niche market and highly profitable space. Blackbird expects its revenue in their Technology and Business Services division to exceed $5.0m by the end of 2012. The Company now has offices in Canada, United States, the United Kingdom and Australia with China as its next target. These offices permit a presence in markets which will immediately expand its operations.
The new Board members of Blackbird are John Pedder and Lee Rector. John, president, brings 20 years of senior executive management experience particularly in driving profitable revenue growth. He held senior positions with 2 of the world's top third party logistics providers (Tibbett & Britten and Exel). He is an active participant/speaker for a number of industry bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), Supply Chain and Logistics Canada, the Canadian Transport Seminar and the IWLA.
Lee, vice president, is a senior executive in management and sales execution. He also brings 20 years experience in the IT and high tech marketplace with a number of Fortune 500 organizations. He was instrumental in the growth and success of globally traded IT/Logistics. He acted in the design and development of many software packages in the areas of Warehouse Management, Transportation Management and Logistics Operations.
Both members of the Board bring their proven track record in creating high revenue growth.
Entest BioMedical Inc. (OTCQB: ENTB), a veterinary biotechnology company and operator of veterinary hospitals, today announced the declaration of a dividend of one share of the Company’s Series B Preferred Stock for every eight shares of Entest BioMedical, Inc. Common Stock owned as of the Record Date. The Record date is February 21, 2012 and the dividend is set to be paid on or about February 28, 2012.
The Company’s Series B Preferred Stock is a newly authorized series of preferred stock ranking senior to the Company’s common stock as to dividends, distributions or as to distributions of assets upon liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Company.
Holders of Series B Preferred Stock will be entitled to receive, when and if declared by the board of directors of the Company out of funds of the Company legally available, noncumulative cash dividends of $0.02 per quarter per Series B Preferred Share as well as additional dividends equal to dividends paid to common shareholders.
Upon any liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Company the holders of Series B Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive out of the assets of the Company an amount equal to $0.10 per share of Series B Preferred Stock plus all declared and unpaid dividends before any distribution or payment may be made to any of the holders of Common Stock or any other series of preferred stock.
A copy of The Certificate of Designations establishing the voting powers, designations, preferences, limitations, restrictions and the relative rights of the Series B Preferred Stock has been filed as an exhibit attached to the Company’s current report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 8, 2012 and can be found on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
Nice write-up for the company:
Share a Coupon, Double Your Savings?
Wall Street Journal/Smart Money
Monday, May 9, 2011
By Kelli B. Grant
Sharing has its benefits: helping others, fostering cooperation and conserving resources. But it can also cut your bill at checkout, as manufacturers and retailers start issuing new coupons that increase in value when you pass them along to other people.
iStockphotoFor example, a $1.50 Huggies coupon suddenly becomes a $3 one when you agree to email or instant-message it to three people, or post the link to Facebook, Twitter or MySpace. On deal site PeopleDeals, currently in beta, New Yorkers can grab a $1 coupon toward lunch at local restaurant L’asso, which mushrooms to $2, $3 or $4 when you post a link on Facebook and other friends nearby use the link to get their own copy.
The idea is a riff on what daily-deal sites like Groupon promise: get enough people interested in an offer, and you’ll secure a better price. While these social coupons haven’t yet taken off like daily-deal sites – coupon management firm Inmar, which tracks the industry, says it is aware of a handful, but the trend wasn’t significant enough last year to track amid the 3.3 billion offers consumers redeemed – experts are expecting them to gain popularity.
Indeed, consumers on Facebook and Twitter are likely to see more of these offers as brands strive to engage with their customers on social networks, says Lynn Mettler, the founder of Step Ahead, a marketing firm in Mount Pleasant, S.C. “The couponing crowd is very active on social media,” she says. “People are happy to spread the word to get the coupon value up.”
It’s a win for coupon-clippers, but also for the companies hoping to increase sales. A 2010 iModerate study found that 67% of Twitter users and 50% of Facebook users said they were more likely to make a purchase from the brands they follow. Sharable coupons reinforces that, because you’re likely to forward the deal to friends who you think would find it useful, and more likely to use that higher value coupon, says Vijay Pullur, the chief executive of SocialTwist, the social media marketing firm behind several of the promotions. While a typical manufacturer’s coupon has a redemption rate of just 10% to 20%, a current promotion for $0.75 off Jimmy D’s – $1.50 when you email it to three friends or post it on either Facebook or Twitter – has a redemption rate of 81%.
Would you bombard your social network with coupon offers to save more at checkout?
Allezoe Medical Holdings, Inc. (ALZM) is the holding company for Organ Transport Systems, Inc. and for future acquisitions targeted to medical products, solutions and services. We believe it is possible to create value for shareholders as well as recipents of healthcare services at the same time, and we do so by seeking out the highest quality medical devices.
Organ Transport Systems, Inc. (OTS), headquartered in Frisco, Texas, is a biomedical company engaged in developing, patenting, and commercializing portable hypothermic, oxygenated preservation and transport technology for human organs. OTS plans to redefine human organ transplantation through better preservation with its LifeCradle® product line.