Death Doesn’t Bargain by Sherrilyn Kenyon

#1 New York Times bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon returns to the Deadman’s Cross™ series in an epic new pirate fantasy adventure sure to appeal to her millions of Dark-Hunter fans

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s series, including The Dark-Hunters®. The League®, and Chronicles of Nick®, have won fans all over the world and propelled her to the top of bestseller lists in multiple countries. Now, Tor is thrilled to present DEATH DOESN’T BARGAIN: A Deadman’s Cross™ Novel (A Tor Hardcover, eBook, and Macmillan Audio release; On-sale: May 8, 2018), the latest in the Deadman’s Cross™ historical fantasy series filled with pirates, demons, and adventure on the stormy seas.

The Deadmen are back…
With DEATH DOESN’T BARGAIN, Kenyon again returns to the pirate ship Sea Witch, where Captain Devyl Bane, and his undead crew have set sail for eternity, searching for forgiveness and salvation. Together, they are humanity’s last hope to restore the gates and return the damned to their hell realms.

Many demons are beginning to break free of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind’s destruction. The worst of the lot is Vine, determined to claim their lives for taking hers. She will see the world burn…and has the perfect lure to destroy them all. One of their own.
Kalder Dupree has never known a day of mercy. Born to the cruelest of mer-races, he sacrificed himself for his crew and is in Vine’s hands. He expects no compassion or rescue. Yet the young shipmate Cameron Jack is determined to set Kalder free. As a Hellchaser, it’s her calling, and she cannot allow even a not-so-innocent to be tortured for an act of kindness that spared her damnation. To defeat evil, it sometimes takes an even worse evil, and Cameron is willing to do whatever she must to make this right. If Vine thought she had her hands full before, she hasn’t seen anything nearly as powerful as Cameron’s resolve.

DEATH DOESN’T BARGAIN delivers a sweeping epic saga sure to appeal to the millions of Kenyon’s Dark Hunter fans as well as anyone looking for a page-turning and high-paced adventure. It is a tale of passion and loss, emotions that wound and heal…and ultimate redemption.

“Kenyon (Born of Legend) puts the lie to the old adage “Dead men tell no tales” in this jam-packed, appealing first book of her Deadman’s Cross historical fantasy series.”
—Publishers Weekly on Deadmen Walking

About Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sherrilyn Kenyon is a New York Times bestselling author and is a regular in the #1 spot. This extraordinary author continues to top every genre in which she writes. More than 70 million copies of her books are in print in more than one hundred countries. Her current series include The Dark-Hunters®, The League®, Nevermore™, Lords of Avalon®, Chronicles of Nick®, and Deadman’s Cross™. Her Nick Chronicles™ and Dark-Hunters® are soon to be major media productions. Visit her online at www.sherrilynkenyon.com.

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Elizabeth Raflowitz, Elevate Communications
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Revolution sign local talent as first official eMLS competitor

Foxborough, MA – The New England Revolution have signed John Oliveira, known by his gamertag as JKO1707, as the club’s first official eMLS competitor. Oliveira earned his contract by excelling in the club’s open tournament last month and will represent the Revolution in the inaugural eMLS Cup at PAX East in Boston from April 5-8, 2018.

In eMLS Cup, Oliveira will compete against 18 other representatives from MLS clubs for a chance to qualify for the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoff on the road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. For complete details on eMLS Cup, please visit MLSSoccer.com.

“We are pleased to welcome John as the club’s first eMLS competitor and are excited to have found such a talented player right in our own backyard here in Massachusetts,” Revolution President Brian Bilello said. “We always aim to put out a competitive and exciting product on the field, and now with JKO1707 representing the Revs, we’ll look to do the same on the virtual pitch at eMLS Cup.”

“I am thrilled to be representing the Revolution and to be a part of eMLS,” Oliveira said. “I’m a very competitive person and am committed to winning, and I know the club shares that goal. I want to not only be the best player in eMLS, but also the most exciting for fans to watch and cheer for.”

Oliveira, 24, joins the Revs with a passion for soccer and an impressive list of achievements in his young competitive gaming career. He brings more than 13 years of FIFA experience and started his 2017 competitive campaign by topping his group and finishing in the top-six overall at the 2017 Miami Regional. He followed up that performance with another top-six finish at the Vancouver Regional.

In his most recent tournament, Oliveira competed in the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) Regional Qualifier in Los Angeles. He advanced out of the group and finished one win shy of qualifying for the World Finals in London, but finished the tournament ranked among the top eight in EA SPORTSTM FIFA 17 in the region (North, South, and Central America).

Oliveira, who spent his early years living in Brazil, was raised in Oak Bluffs, Mass. on Martha’s Vineyard and will soon be attending the University of Massachusetts Boston. A former soccer player himself, Oliveira’s passion for the game translated from the pitch to the screen after an ankle injury, leading him to continue his pursuit of competitive soccer through FIFA.

About eMLS Cup
The inaugural MLS Cup will take place from April 5-8, 2018 in Boston, Mass. at PAX East, the premier gaming and culture showcase. The preliminary rounds begin on Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6 at the eMLS HQ, with knockout rounds on April 7 and the Conference Championships and eMLS Cup Final on April 8. All matches on Saturday and Sunday will take place at the PAX Arena main stage and will be livestreamed through the conference’s Twitch channel, as well as via MLS and MLSSoccer.com.

The 19 competitors will be divided into two conferences according to their affiliation – 10 clubs in the Eastern Conference and nine in the Western Conference. Competitors will select their squad of 11 starting players, seven bench players, and five reserve players. Each team must have three MLS players on the field at all times, including two players from the club they represent.

The eMLS Cup winner will win a berth in the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoff on the road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. The top 32 competitors in the Global Series Playoff will advance to the FIFA eWorld Cup in August, where the winner will be crowned the undisputed FIFA 18 World Champion.

Transaction: New England Revolution sign John Oliveira (JKO1707) as the club’s official eMLS competitor on March 16, 2018.

Name: John Oliveira
Gamertag: JKO1707
Position: New England Revolution eMLS Competitor
Hometown: Oak Bluffs, Mass.
Date of Birth: November 1, 1993
Nationality: United States

Georgetown Security and Software Engineering Research Center Tests Cloud Browser Security for Enterprise IT Networks

S2ERC’s Productive Browser Project reveals Authentic8 Silo virtual browser
delivers greater malware protection than Google Chrome desktop model

Washington, DC –  The Security and Software Engineering Research Center at Georgetown University (S2ERC) today released results from its Productive Browser Project that shines new light on the importance of security in the enterprise IT browser space. The study found that Silo, the secure cloud-based browser from Authentic8, provides enterprise users a higher level of protection from malware threats than Google Chrome (Chrome).  A full report of the testing results can be found here (S2ERC Productive Browser Report).

S2ERC researchers conducted a series of rigorous security tests to measure the capabilities of the Authentic8 and Chrome browsers to defend against many of the typical malware threats encountered by enterprise users.

The goal of the S2ERC Productive Browser Project was to determine whether a virtual browser could provide sufficient security against malicious malware threats with minimal impact on the productivity of a typical enterprise end user. The project focused on validating security properties hypothesized as a result of isolating the web browser through virtualization technology. The research initiative studied the security capabilities of virtualized, cloud-based browsers in enterprise network environments.

“The goal of this project is to research the impact that virtual browsers can have on the security of computers in corporate IT network environments,” said Paul Brigner, S2ERC Managing Director. “Not only did we want to compare virtual browsers’ security against conventional desktop browsers but also test their capabilities while supporting a typical workload of enterprise applications to ensure there is minimal impact on users’ productivity.”

Browsers are often a high-value target and attack vector for criminals and nation states who can exploit their vulnerabilities as a gateway into cloud applications and the enterprise network. By doing so, cybercriminals can compromise the security of these software as a service (SaaS) business applications in the cloud while also being able to penetrate the on premises enterprise network itself.

TESTING APPROACH

To determine the practical security benefits of a virtual browser, S2ERC researchers first cataloged a set of typical attacks. The testing team compiled a list of websites containing malicious malware code using databases from security watchdog organizations malc0de.com and vxvault.net.  After verifying that these sites contained malware.  The S2ERC team attempted to download infected files using these websites using both Silo and Chrome on two identically configured laptop PCs that also had a standard enterprise antivirus software installed on them.

The S2ERC team attempted to download 54 files, eight of the data successfully infected the machine running Chrome while none of the sites reached the computer running Silo. In short, approximately a seventh (1/7) of the malicious sites visited by Chrome experienced a successful download while Authentic8 Silo virtual browser prevented downloads in all cases.

A further examination of the results found that Silo did allow sandboxed downloading of 13 files, or about a quarter of the sample. The sandboxing – or software isolation – of these files still provided protection from direct exposure to hardware systems.

When Silo downloaded a file, the browser sandboxed the file in cloud storage. Upon exiting the browser, the files were deleted. As such, these files never reached the test laptop nor reached the local enterprise network.

While sandbox downloading occurred in Silo with many of the malicious sites, many of those were blocked on Chrome by either the PC’s anti-virus program or Google itself. Thirty-six sites were blocked by the PC’s anti-virus programs, meaning three-fifths of the malicious sites were blocked by the cybersecurity add-on. An additional four sites were blocked by Chrome.

Still, the files that Chrome did download were able to successfully infect the computer. This allows for possible security breaches in an enterprise setting. While the anti-virus software should eventually find the malware, the ability for viruses to reach the computer posed a serious security threat to the users.

S2ERC PRODUCTIVE BROWSER PROJECT

The S2ERC Productive Browser project marks the second and final phase of its multifaceted virtualization research project exploring benefits of a virtual browser for secure Internet use by enterprises networks. The first phase of the research evaluated the performance of virtual browsers versus conventional desktop browsers on desktop PC and MAC computers.

“It was a goal of this project to explore and test whether an isolated cloud browser can be a mechanism for improving the security and compliance of enterprise networks and data,” added Brigner. The Productive Browser study validated that virtual browsers like Authentic8’s Silo help enterprises improve the security of their networks and data.”

About the Security and Software Engineering Research Center at Georgetown University
The Security and Software Engineering Research Center at Georgetown University (S2ERC) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored research center working on the safety, security, and stability of today’s communications networks.  S2ERC uses applied and basic research to address the technology, policy, regulatory, legal, governmental, and business issues impacting secure networks.  S2ERC research results create solutions to technical issues and enable vendors and service providers to offer products and services that real enterprises need and can deploy. Learn more at https://s2erc.georgetown.edu/.

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The Boston Globe Announces Dates for 2019 Boston Globe Travel Show

BOSTON, MA – Next year’s Boston Globe Travel Show will be held on January 18-20, 2019 at the Seaport World Trade Center.

The 13th Annual Boston Globe Travel Show, one of the largest consumer travel shows in the U.S., will take place this weekend February 9-11, 2018, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Sponsors include Azores Airlines, Kripalu Center for Wellness and Health, Massport, Aruba Tourism, LATAM Airlines, and many others.

Showcasing the culture, cuisine and sights of both exotic and domestic destinations, The Boston Globe Travel Show regularly draws more than 22,000 attendees interested in booking their next vacation. In 2018, the three-day event will feature more than 200 travel exhibitors and suppliers, representing every segment of the travel industry and offering detailed information on trips to every region of the world.

The 2018 Boston Globe Travel Show offers attendees the opportunity to expand their travel bucket list with destinations from around the world, cruise lines, adventure travel, vacation rentals, volunteer travel, vacation planning and packages, and much more. Other vendors will feature wellness travel packages, culinary delights, destination weddings and kids summer camp planning. Those interested in booking a vacation immediately will find great deals in the “show-only” specials offered by many exhibitors.

At the main Cultural Stage, attendees will learn about new and exciting travel opportunities ranging from ecotourism to budget vacations, luxury escapes, LGBT travel, and vacation rentals, as well as experiencing live music and dance performances. Noted travel experts include 1,000 Places author Patricia Schultz, Raw Travel TV host Robert Rose, Boston Globe travel writer Christopher Muther, Boston Globe columnist Meredith Goldstein and budget travel author Russell Hannon, among others.

New this year is the Kripalu Wellness Pavilion, offering free massages, a beverage bar featuring teas and flavored water, healthy cooking demos, and stretching techniques. Another new feature is the show’s largest kids Area ever, presented by Camp Cody — kids can hang out, make friendship bracelets and “slime,” play in the Lego area and Nerf target Zone, and snack at the S’mores station! Plus, you can enter to win exciting prizes and trips at the Prize Giveaway Pavilion featuring airline tickets & night stays to Mexico, Azores, Tunisia, New York City and more!

Food is an important part of travel and the show is expanding its culinary offerings with two stages, featuring New England’s best international chefs and Kripalu’s executive chef. Visitors to the culinary stages will learn unique cooking techniques before having the opportunity to sample dishes from all regions. Another popular culinary feature is the Northeast Craft Beer Pavilion, which is returning for its sixth year and features 100 craft beer and cider samples from 40 brewers.

The 2018 Boston Globe Travel Show will be open to the public from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday, February 9; from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 10; and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 11. The Northeast Craft Beer Pavilion has three scheduled sessions: Friday from 6:00-8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Tickets for the show are $10 in advance at www.bostonglobetravelshow.com and will also be available onsite for $15. Children 16 and under are admitted free of charge. Tickets for the Northeast Craft Beer Pavilion are $35 in advance / $45 on-site and include show admission; 21+ only.

About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, STAT, and Globe Direct.

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Music and Baseball Heat Up Hardball Off Season at 2018 Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit Concert

Performances by Music and Baseball Stars Support Theo and Paul Epstein’s
Foundation To Be Named Later; Tickets on Sale Now

BOSTON, MA – Hot Stove Cool Music returns to the Paradise Rock Club February 3 as Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, co-founder of Foundation To Be Named Later Paul Epstein and Hall of Fame baseball journalist Peter Gammons bring music and baseball heavy hitters together for the annual concert to benefit the Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL) and the Red Sox Foundation. The weekend will kick off on February 2, with the Business of Baseball Champions Lunch, a roundtable discussion featuring a panel of baseball luminaries.

Presented by Ipswitch, the Hot Stove, Cool Music concert features performances by a wide variety of notable Boston and Chicago musicians including Boston Music Award winning Juliana Hatfield (Blake Babies, Some Girls, The Lemonheads and Minor Alps), Bronson Arroyo (member of the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Championship team), Band of Their Own featuring Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo) and members of Belly and the Blake Bellies, and the Boston and Chicago Hot Stove All Stars with a special youth performance by Zumix.

Peter Gammons and the Boston Hot Stove All Stars featuring Latin Grammy Nominated jazz musician Bernie Williams (former New York Yankee) and Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper and the Chicago Hot Stove All Stars will take the stage with ensemble performances. Actor Joel Murray (Mad Men, Shrink) and MLB Network Studio Host Greg Amsinger will emcee the event. Additional special guest performances will be announced at a later date.

General admission tickets are on-sale on now for $50.00 at Ticketmaster.com. A limited number of passes to the pre-concert VIP party will also be available starting next week.

“We are so humbled by the amazing group of musicians and athletes who join together to ensure that Hot Stove Cool Music is one of the premier entertainment events of the off-season in Boston,” said Gammons. “We are grateful for the support of the performers, sponsors and fans who make Hot Stove Cool Music happen year after year, allowing us to give back to youth in disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout Boston.”

In addition to the all-star music lineup, the evening will include performances by TBA several special guests, as well as live and silent auctions featuring signed sports memorabilia and priceless entertainment experiences.

“We are looking forward to another great night of baseball, music and giving back,” said FTBNL Co-Founder Paul Epstein. “These events serve as the backbone of the foundation’s fundraising efforts and we’re grateful that once again we have such an incredible line-up of artists and athletes who are willing to invest so much of their time effort and energy to provide opportunities for students in Boston and Chicago.”

Hot Stove Cool Music is presented by Ipswitch and sponsored by a&g, Andrew Family Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, MA, Biogen, Boston Business Journal, Comcast Business, CVS, Durant Family Foundation, Eaton Vance, Element, Elevate, Greenberg Traurig, Engie, Harpoon Brewery, Hotel Commonwealth, Improper Bostonian, Ipswitch, Jam Spot, JNG Consulting, KPMG, Mintz Levin, Paradise Rock Club, Rasky Partners, Suffolk Construction, Walmart, Tesconi Family Foundation and The Boston Foundation.

About Hot Stove Cool Music
Hot Stove Cool Music is a biannual charity concert and musical variety show held in Boston in the winter and in Chicago in the summer months, making its debut in Chicago in summer 2012. The event was created in December of 2000 by Hall of Fame baseball journalist Peter Gammons and former Boston Herald sports writer Jeff Horrigan. Over the past 17 years, Hot Stove Cool Music has become a staple on Boston’s entertainment calendar and has raised more than $9 million for Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later.  Headliners who donate their time and talent include, Eddie Vedder, James Taylor, Cheap Trick, Tom Morello, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Smashing Pumpkins, Dropkick Murphys and more.

About Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL)
FTBNL was launched in 2005 by brothers Paul Epstein to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit agencies, working on the front lines, serving youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Boston & Chicago. FTBNL invests in programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families. Since inception, FTBNL has raised over $9 million and donated grants, scholarships, and in-kind donations to 301 non-profit organizations, 71 Peter Gammons College Scholars and has sent approximately 6,500 children to Cubs and Red Sox games. The Peter Gammons/FTBNL College Scholarship is the signature program of FTBNL and has sent 71 young people with high financial needs and high educational potential to the college of their choice. For more information on visit www.foundationtobenamedlater.org.

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Keith Gainsboro, Elevate
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BNY Mellon Wealth Management Scores Top Marks for Client Satisfaction

BOSTONBNY Mellon Wealth Management has once again achieved high client satisfaction scores, receiving a 96 percent satisfaction rating on its 2017 client feedback survey. The satisfaction of the firm’s clientele is testament to its commitment to meeting unique client needs and individual wealth management goals.

“Our client satisfaction survey is among the most important report cards we get on our business. This rating confirms that the expertise and dedication of our people, combined with the breadth of our investment, banking and planning capabilities, is truly differentiating. It is what allows us to develop and grow relationships that last not just years – but generations,” said Don Heberle, CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. “We are incredibly proud of these results, and will use the feedback to prioritize our objectives and improve even further in our efforts to deliver on the expectations of our clients.”

With nearly 1,500 survey respondents, BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s client survey identifies opportunities to further meet its clients’ needs and preferences.

Now in its 15 year, the survey measures overall satisfaction by examining eight key factors. Attributes including investment capabilities, wealth manager service, strategic partnership and communication are the strongest drivers of satisfaction this year.

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 10th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2017. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $231 billion in total client assets, as of September 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Sept. 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $32.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

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Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications
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BNY Mellon Wealth Management Names Adam Mazzaro as Wealth Director in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO BNY Mellon Wealth Management has named Adam Mazzaro Wealth Director in San Francisco. Mazzaro will report to Regional President, Thomas Fickinger, and will focus on the firm’s business development, concentrating on individuals, intergenerational wealth transfer, business owners and business transition strategies.

“With a 12 year history in the financial services industry, Adam is extremely experienced in working with wealthy individuals and their families. His impressive breadth of knowledge positions him well to advise our high net-worth clients and I’m confident that he will continue to grow and elevate our business,” said Regional President, Thomas Fickinger.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Mazzaro was a senior vice president within Personal Capital’s Private Client Group. For nearly 5 years he was instrumental in developing and growing their business. Prior to his experience at Personal Capital, Mazzaro spent over 4 years at Bernstein Global Wealth Management in San Francisco.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 10th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2017. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $231 billion in total client assets, as of September 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Sept. 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $32.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications
617-312-6411, lmuscarella@elevatecom.com

 

Senet’s EnerTrac Tank Monitoring Solution Acquired by Independent Technologies

WESROC Division of Independent Technologies expands tank monitoring portfolio with solution run on Senet’s low power wide area network

Portsmouth, NH – Senet, a leading provider of cloud-based software, global connectivity service platforms and network build-outs for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its fuel delivery and monitoring solution, EnerTrac, to the WESROC division of Independent Technologies.

After building EnerTrac into an industry leading productivity enhancing solution for the propane and heating oil tank monitoring markets, Senet is ideally positioned to deliver the solution to a company in a strong industry position to significantly increase market penetration and further advance its value in the tank monitoring market. As part of the agreement, Senet will provide critical network connectivity and build out services to WESROC, on an exclusive basis, as the company expands its portfolio to include LoRaWAN monitors and low cost, long range LoRaWAN connectivity.

EnerTrac optimizes delivery efficiency by using affordable monitors to capture customer fuel tank levels throughout the day. This data is transmitted over the Senet network directly to the customer’s back-office software as actionable intelligence. Companies use EnerTrac to save on fuel delivery costs, more accurately forecast fuel usage, reduce the carbon footprint of their delivery fleet and to improve their overall customer experience.

“We’ve gained significant knowledge from building the EnerTrac solution from the ground up and have leveraged those learnings to assist in the development of other highly scalable, secure and cost effective IoT connectivity platforms and applications,” said Senet CEO Bruce Chatterley. “Following this sale, we look forward to a strong and long-lasting partnership with WESROC, providing them with LoRaWAN connectivity solutions to help expand and grow their tank monitoring product line in North America and around the world.”

WESROC has a broad range of monitoring solutions that are adaptable to the specific needs of companies that store and distribute propane and refined fuels, with capabilities to measure, monitor, track and report. The company has a reputation for strong engineering and excellent customer service, while manufacturing high quality, durable and reliable hardware.

“The acquisition of EnerTrac further establishes Independent Technologies as the industry leader in tank monitoring systems,” said Hank Smith, CEO and President of Independent Technologies. “This is a significant addition to our product line which allows us to fit nearly any need or budget. We look forward to working with Senet to expand deployments of the EnerTrac solution and to meet the growing demand for automated tank monitoring solutions in North America and around the world.”

About Senet, Inc.
Senet is the leader in global Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity used to instrument the physical world and enable businesses to revolutionize their operations. With core values centered around changing the world for the better, Senet is committed to promoting IoT Network and Network Management innovation, and supports an open partner ecosystem to ensure that IoT realizes its full potential of delivering economic, environmental, and social improvements. A contributing member of the LoRa Alliance, Senet is dedicated to supporting the LoRaWAN protocol as the open global standard for secure, carrier-grade Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connectivity for IoT solutions across all industries. For additional information, visit http://www.senetco.com.

Media Contacts
Matt Farhadi, Account Executive,Elevate Communications
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Ken Lynch, Director of Marketing, Senet, Inc.
klynch@senetco.com

 

BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Timothy Sheehan Named to Modern Luxury’s Men’s Book Atlanta Magazine “Men of the Year” List

ATLANTA – BNY Mellon Wealth Management announced today that Senior Director of Business Development Timothy Sheehan has been named to Modern Luxury’s Men’s Book Atlanta Magazine “Men of the Year” list, representing the Finance category. The list is published in the magazine’s Men’s Book publication, and recognizes influential men across Atlanta’s business and entertainment landscape.

“Tim’s passion for helping people is unmatched and is central to his success as a wealth advisor,” said Thomas Dicker, president of U.S. markets for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. “His desire to make a difference is exemplified in his work with clients and in the Atlanta community.”

Sheehan is a senior wealth director for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and is responsible for new business development in the Southeast. He works with individuals, families, foundations and endowments to identify how BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s capabilities can help them reach their wealth management goals.

Sheehan is responsible for advising affluent families and institutions with their portfolios, trusts, estates, foundations, endowments and retirement plans, making him a trusted advisor to wealthy families and institutions throughout the Southeast. In conjunction with BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Portfolio and Wealth Strategy Teams, he works closely with his client’s tax and legal advisors on all matters ranging from tax and estate planning, concentrated stock positions, sale of privately held businesses and family governance. He regularly leads the country in bringing in new business to the firm.

“I’m inspired by the impressive families and incredible entrepreneurs I have the pleasure of working with in my line of work and I enjoy helping them achieve their financial goals,” said Sheehan. “I’m thrilled to see my work and the work of my team recognized in this way. It’s an incredible honor to be listed amongst such a distinguished group of leaders.”

The winter 2017 edition of Modern Luxury’s Men’s Book Atlanta Magazine “Men of the Year” will be distributed this month.

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 10th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2017. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $231 billion in total client assets, as of September 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Sept. 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $32.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications
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Fenway Park to Host 135th Edition of ‘The Game,’ As Harvard and Yale Bring Storied Football Rivalry to the Iconic Home of the Boston Red Sox

City of Boston, Fenway Sports Management announce nation’s second-oldest Division I
college football rivalry to take place at Major League Baseball’s oldest operating ballpark

BOSTON, MA – Fenway Sports Management and the City of Boston today announced that one of college football’s most storied and tradition-laden rivalries will be played out on the Fenway Park gridiron in 2018. The 135th rendition of Harvard and Yale’s football rivalry will be played in front of the “Green Monster” at the home of the Boston Red Sox on November 17, 2018. The game will also mark the 50th anniversary of the epic 1968 clash between the two Ivy League schools, which famously ended in a 29-29 tie.

The announcement comes on the heels of a busy off-season at Fenway, which included the 2017 Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football – three collegiate football games featuring six of New England’s major college programs, the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival and a series of high school football games.

“The Harvard Yale football game is a classic match up, and Fenway Park is a beloved Boston landmark and classic in its own right,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Boston looks forward to hosting Harvard, and all visitors, in 2018 for this iconic game.”

Harvard and Yale first met on November 13, 1875, in the first of 134 battles on the gridiron with Harvard winning by a score of 4-0. The format of the game pre-dated the modern football scoring system and resembled rugby more than today’s version of American football. Yale leads the series, 67-59-8. The only rivalry in college football older than The Game is Yale’s annual meeting with Princeton, which began in 1873. In terms of games played in a rivalry, Harvard-Yale (134 games) ranks behind only Lafayette-Lehigh (153) and Yale-Princeton (141).

“It’s an honor to host one of the most prestigious rivalries in American collegiate athletics,” said Boston Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy. “This is one of the most anticipated sporting event in the Northeast, and I know everyone at Fenway Park and Fenway Sports Management will work tirelessly to make the 135th edition of The Game a memorable experience for the players, the coaches, and the alumni. I can think of no place more fitting to host this historic game.”

The 1968 matchup ranks ninth on ESPN’s list of greatest college football ties ever and was the last tie in the rivalry’s history, as subsequent changes to overtime rules eliminated the possibility. The Bulldogs carried a comfortable lead (29-13) heading into the game’s final minute, but Harvard rallied with an 86-yard touchdown drive, then recovered an on-side kick, followed by another touchdown and a game tying two-point conversion as time expired.

“We are very excited to face our historic rival at Fenway Park, a landmark of New England sports,” said Bob Scalise, Harvard’s John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics. “This will be a special experience for our student-athletes, student body, alumni and fans, and we are proud to partner with Fenway Sports Management for “The Game” next year.”

The football rivalry between Harvard’s Crimson and Yale’s Bulldogs is among the most revered on the American athletic scene for its combination of passion and purity to the sport, as it established the template for American college football. ‘The Game’ annually serves as the most prominent athletic contest between the Ivy institutions and is the season finale in football for the two schools. In the most recent edition, Yale defeated Harvard, 24-3, on November 18 at the Yale Bowl to finish the season 9-1 and capture the 2017 Ivy League crown.

“We are excited to play next year’s game against Harvard at one of the most iconic venues in all of sports,” said Yale Athletic Director Tom Beckett. “Fenway Park will provide an incredible stage for one of college football’s most storied rivalries. This will be an experience our student-athletes, coaches, alumni, and fans will not soon forget.”

Fenway Park has a long history with football dating back to its opening in 1912. The ballpark was commonly transformed to the gridiron for high school and college football games throughout the early 20th Century and was home to the Boston Patriots from 1963-68. In November 2015, football returned to Fenway Park for the first time since 1968 when Notre Dame hosted Boston College in their Shamrock Series game. The Harvard-Yale contest in 2018 will mark the second straight year that two Ivy League schools compete on the Fenway pitch. Serving as the opener of the 2017 Fenway Gridiron Series trilogy, Dartmouth beat Brown, 33-10, on November 10.

“Over the last three years, Fenway Park has hosted four Division I football games, including Notre Dame and Boston College in 2015 and the three just-concluded games as part of the Fenway Gridiron Series,” said Mark Lev, Managing Director of Fenway Sports Management. “Having a staff experienced in creating a diverse array of major events is key to producing a marquee football game like Harvard-Yale at Fenway Park. Our staff has first-hand knowledge for the passion of the college teams competing and the fans that follow them. That knowhow will prove invaluable as we eagerly anticipate hosting one of the great sports spectacles in America, ‘The Game’ between Harvard and Yale next November 17.”

Kickoff time and ticket information will be announced at a later date. For further information fans can visit www.redsox.com/thegame.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a global sports marketing firm that specializes in partnership sales, consulting, and the creation of unique and memorable events and experiences. A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, FSM is a part of an elite family of properties that includes some of the most storied names and venues in all of sports including the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network and Roush Fenway Racing. For further information visit Fenway Sports Management.

Media Contacts
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate Communications
617-895-7905, kgainsboro@elevatecom.com

Tim Williamson, Harvard University
(617) 495-2206, twilliam@fas.harvard.edu

Steven Conn, Yale College
(203) 432.1455, steven.conn@yale.edu

 

 

 

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