Daily Archives: August 28, 2018

Addivant™ Receives Formal Food-Contact Approval From MERCOSUR Region For WESTON® 705 Nonylphenol-Free Antioxidant

Addivant’s Blockbuster Additive is the First Antioxidant Since the 1970’s to Achieve Global Food-Contact Approval

DANBURY, Conn., Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Addivant™, the world leading supplier of liquid phosphite antioxidants for plastics, announced today that its nonylphenol-free stabilizer, WESTON® 705, has been included in the revision to the food contact regulation in the MERCOSUR region for the use of WESTON® 705 in broad food-contact packaging materials.

“WESTON® 705 is already approved for use in food-contact packaging in more than 180 countries including the U.S., Canada, Europe and China,” said David Brassington, Addivant’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs.  “With this latest approval, WESTON® 705 has completed its global food-contact approval process enabling resin producers and packaging manufacturers to employ a single, global solution for Consumer-Packaged Goods for customers looking to stay ahead of the regulatory curve.”

“WESTON® 705 is the first and only antioxidant since the 1970’s that has achieved global food-contact approvals, setting a new standard in food packaging safety,” said John Steitz, Addivant’s CEO. “This final approval is a critical step for Addivant’s blockbuster additive which will allow us to accelerate the transformation of our company and fuel further investments in breakthrough innovation.”

Addivant™ is dedicated to Responsible Care®, the chemical industry’s initiative to protect the environment; while ensuring the safety and security of our operations; and safeguarding the health and safety of our employees and neighboring communities. The goal is to make continuous progress toward the vision of no accidents, injuries or harm to the environment. As active and responsible members of the communities in which we operate, Addivant™ is committed to open communication with our employees and neighbors. The company monitors the safe production, transportation, and use of its products. Employees are comprehensively trained to do their jobs safely and with minimum impact to the environment. We care about the future — for all of us. To learn more about WESTON® 705, visit https://www.weston705.com/

Company Contacts:
Americas: Beverly Kindermann: +1 203 702 6182
Europe: Irfaan Foster + 32 47 999 1965
Asia Pacific: Bill Xu: +86 21 6032 6822

About Addivant™
Visit www.addivant.com for more information.

About SK Capital
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ADDIVANT™ and WESTON® are trademarks of Addivant.

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J. Grande communications Inc.

Physical Gold Fund Partners With All Funds Bank

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Physical Gold Fund (www.physicalgoldfund.com), a world leader in physical allocated gold, today announced the signing of a service agreement with Allfunds Bank, a leading global financial technology business.

Physical Gold Fund is the only allocated physical gold product available on the Allfunds platform with a Shariah compliant certification. With an extensive industry background, Physical Gold Fund’s Board Advisor, Gerhard Schubert, states, “The listing of Physical Gold Fund on the Allfunds platform marks a significant development for the wider Investment Community. Nothing similar exists within the previous offering on the platform and the fully Shariah-compliant capabilities of the Physical Gold Fund makes THIS Fund a great opportunity for investment diversification in the whole Islamic Investment Community.”

Physical Gold Fund offers a simple and elegant solution to investors that streamlines a portfolio allocation into physical gold. Decades of experience in physically allocated gold provide the foundation for PGF’s world-leading operational practices in the physical gold investment space. Physical Gold Fund provides an integrated solution for acquisition, security, governance, custody, insurance, and liquidation of physical gold in an approved regulated structure utilizing industry-leading best practices.

Allfunds Bank is the leading global B2B distribution platform of third-party funds, offering a one-stop solution for funds dealing, information management and research services supporting the mutual fund distribution activities of over 595 institutional clients, including commercial banks, private banks and insurance companies from 38 different countries. Further, Allfunds has a global network of offices across Europe, Asia and Latin America and over €300bn assets under administration globally covering 64,400 funds from over 1200 fund managers.

“We are delighted to finalize PGF’s inclusion on the Allfunds platform as we see it as important to our growth in both Europe, Latin America, and the MENA region,” said Philip Judge, Chief Executive Officer of Physical Gold Fund. “Allfunds has a reputation as one of the world’s most prominent platforms, and we believe we can offer Allfunds’ clients a unique physical gold investment product and an opportunity to improve the way they currently invest in gold.”


Physical Gold Fund SP is a global leader in physical allocated gold. It is a Segregated Portfolio Fund of the Physical Hard Assets Fund SPC. The Fund is regulated by CIMA, is registered with the FCA and is Shariah compliant certified by Amanie Advisors LLC. PGF is a transparent, open-ended, segregated portfolio fund that invests in unencumbered, fully-allocated physical gold in the form of “Good Delivery” gold bars meeting accepted global standards. Liquidity protocols unique to the industry have been put in place providing greater liquidity options compared to other funds in the market. Shares of the Fund are redeemable for gold and all physical gold is insured to its full market value.

For additional information:  http://physicalgoldfund.com

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. Nothing in this communication should be construed as investment advice or an investment recommendation. This communication has not been approved by any authority for any purpose.

Alex Stanczyk

SNOMED International Welcomes Jordan to the Global SNOMED CT Community

London, United Kingdom, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SNOMED International and Electronic Health Solutions are pleased to announce that Jordan has recently joined the organization as its thirty-fifth Member.

Electronic Health Solutions (EHS), Jordan’s representative to SNOMED International, is a nonprofit company mandated to advance the public healthcare sector and transform health care through the provision of automated solutions that enhance the quality and efficiency. Through its flagship program “Hakeem” which was launched in 2009 upon a profound vision of his Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, EHS is responsible for the implementation of a nationwide Electronic Health Record solution for the Ministry of Health and Royal Medical Services as well as King Hussein Cancer Center and the National’s Women’s Health Care Center.
With membership in SNOMED International, EHS has committed nationwide support for structured clinical terminology in support of Jordan’s strategic health goals. The scope of Jordan’s 2018-2022 e-Health strategy includes unifying protocols, medical procedures and terminologies within all healthcare bodies in the Kingdom, presenting a clear role for SNOMED CT as a reference terminology.

SNOMED CT is the world’s most comprehensive health terminology. Founded in 2007 by nine charter nations, SNOMED International is a not-for-profit, member-owned and driven international organization. The addition of Jordan has grown the organization’s Membership to thirty-five countries and territories across five continents. SNOMED International CEO, Don Sweete, is excited to welcome Jordan to the community of the organization’s Members. With Jordan’s Membership to SNOMED International, EHS has crossed the threshold enabling Jordan to leverage SNOMED CT for the nationwide benefit of their healthcare system.”  He adds, “I applaud his Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein for his vision for healthcare within Jordan, and welcome Jordan to our thriving and collaborative Community of Practice.”

EHS CEO, Eng. Feras Kamal stressed on the vital role played by the company in unifying medical terminology between all healthcare entities throughout Jordan as this will be of great value in big data analytics.

Kamal, also points out the importance of this collaboration as it is the first step in placing Jordan as a recognized reference for medical terminology in the Arab World.

Jordan becomes the second country in the Middle East region to join SNOMED International, laying the groundwork for increased interoperability as well as the promise of leveraging learnings amongst its regional and international counterparts.

To learn more about SNOMED International and SNOMED CT, visit www.snomed.org.

To learn more about Electronic Health Solutions visit https://ehs.com.jo.
About SNOMED International:

SNOMED International is a not-for-profit organization that owns and develops SNOMED CT, the world’s most comprehensive healthcare terminology product. We play an essential role in improving the health of humankind by determining standards for a codified language that represents groups of clinical terms. This enables healthcare information to be exchanged globally for the benefit of patients and other stakeholders. We are committed to the rigorous evolution of our products and services, to deliver continuous innovation for the global healthcare community. SNOMED International is the trading name of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO.)
About Electronic Health Solutions:

Electronic Health Solutions (EHS) was founded in early 2009 to advance the healthcare sector in Jordan. EHS is an innovative technology-driven, private, non-profit company that effectively provides automated solutions to enhance the quality and efficiency of Jordanian public healthcare services.

In collaboration with strategic healthcare and technology partners, EHS is driving the future of electronic health in Jordan. These key stakeholders (owners) include the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MoICT), Royal Medical Services (RMS), King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), Royal Health Awareness Society, Private Hospitals Association and King Abdulla II Fund for Development.

EHS exclusively oversees three key initiatives that utilize technology to advance the quality of healthcare services in Jordan’s public health sector. The programs operated by EHS comprise Hakeem program, the Electronic Library of Medicine-Jordan (ELM) and Hakeem Academy.


Kelly Kuru
SNOMED International
+1 416 566 8725

Muna Jaradat
Electronic Health Solutions

CTD arrests target killer in Bannu

A target killer, Irfanullah was arrested in Bannu on Tuesday.

According to Counter Terrorism Department, he had killed a police constable last week.

Source: Radio Pakistan

By-elections: Process of receiving nomination papers begins

The process of receiving nomination papers of candidates for by-elections on vacant seats of National and Provincial Assemblies has started.

The nomination papers of candidates contesting for vacant National Assembly and Provincial Assembly seats will be received till 30th of this month.

Scrutiny of nomination papers will be conducted by fourth of next month.

By-elections on vacant seats of National and Provincial assemblies will be held on 14th of October.

Source: Radio Pakistan