Cambridge International Celebrates Completion of Inaugural Trade Mission to Brazil

Cambridge, Maryland (PRWEB) December 09, 2015

Cambridge International, the worlds leading manufacturer of metal belting based in Cambridge, Md., announces the completion of a successful trade mission trip to Brazil, in conjunction with the Maryland government.

Dion Banks, Director of Governmental Affairs, traveled with Governor OMalley and a delegation of more than 30 Maryland businesses, higher education leaders and government officials, in a nine-day economic development mission to Brazil and El Salvador December 2nd through 10th. The trip served to strengthen economic and cultural ties between Maryland and South and Central America as Governor OMalley and the delegation met with top officials, and potential business and investment partners.

While in Brazil, Governor OMalley announced that Cambridge International is expanding its manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo with additional product lines and plans to add a dozen employees by 2016. The company will also be expanding the Cambridge Architectural Division in Brazil over the next year.

Throughout the mission trip, Banks reinforced Cambridge Internationals position as a global industry leader. As one of the fastest growing major economies in the world and the largest economy of the Latin American nations, Brazil is an ideal location for Cambridge International and Maryland to advance business and promote economic growth. The company is actively growing and prides itself on dynamic problem-solving and innovation to maintain and grow its job base.

Cambridge International is a great example for other companies in Maryland and the nation because weve illustrated that we can innovate and reinvent ourselves towards a secure future, said Dion D. Banks, Director of Government Affairs. Business ventures like this mission trip position us for further business development and global growth that we can tie back to the state of Maryland.

About Cambridge International

Cambridge International, Inc. is a global industry leader, expanding to include three distinct divisions – Cambridge Engineered Solutions, Cambridge Architectural, and Cambridge Environmental Technologies. Based on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, with five manufacturing locations around the world, the company is recognized as a pioneer in engineering and manufacturing, supporting a diverse array of industries. Employing over 400 team members, Cambridge is actively growing and expanding as it continues to develop innovative product solutions to help its customers, and are thusly poised to evolve and grow into the next century.

Casa Forma Short Listed for the International Design and Architecture Awards for 2012

(PRWEB) August 23, 2012

Casa Forma the London based interior and architectural design firm has been short listed for the International Design and Architecture Awards for 2012 to be held at the Dorchester Hotel, London, on Friday 28th September 2012.

The International Design and Architecture Awards are acclaimed in the interior design industry because firms are short listed by industry professionals then it is up to potential clients to decide on the winner. This is a great measure of both creativity and commercial appeal of our projects. says Faiza Seth (CEO of Casa Forma).

The International Design (ID&A) & Architecture Awards, are hosted by design et al, a leading UK interior design magazine. At design et al, their aim is to commend design, recognize talent, create opportunities and quite simply to offer inspiration. The ID&A Awards offer a number of different categories covering residential architecture, interior design and product design and to meet the demand of their clients, more categories have, again, been added to the schedule.

What makes these awards different to other design awards?

Like all design et al awards, The International Design & Architecture Awards are not judged by a panel. Short listed entries are presented online, and voting is open to industry professionals along with their readers, clients and the general public to be the judge of each and every award. The judges are also potential future clients.

Focusing on the residential sector, these awards celebrate the best in design, looking for outstanding architecture, interior design and product designs.

The ID&A Awards offers a number of award categories and Casa Forma has been short listed in five of these categories :

Category 1 – Residential

my Travel Assistant, the iOS App for Travelers Simplifies Expense Tracking During International Travel and More!

Budapest, Hungary (PRWEB) July 19, 2012

my Travel Assistant by Gamma Project is a professional app for global travelers that integrates into a single, convenient package a smart, multi-currency expense tracker with automatic currency conversion, a 156-currency monetary exchange rate converter and a 51-language translator.

Designed as an intelligent assistant for international travelers, the app stores all expenses in both the local and converted, home currencies. With a high-end, dark wood-grain GUI, the app includes no instructions for use; all operations are intuitive and trouble-free.

One-time set-up includes entering the user’s language, home currency, and the frequency of exchange rate updates.

The designers have paid great attention to human factors.

For example, English, Spanish, French, Italian and German appear in their respective places in the scrolling list that appears by touching “Your Language”, but the group of five most common languages also appears at the head of the list.

Similarly, the app defaults to the user’s local currency, with the main currencies – US dollar, yen, euro, swiss francs, british pounds and Canadian dollar – leading an alphabetical list of 156 different currencies.

Used currencies are added automatically to the top of the currency list, so next time you can quickly access them without having to scroll to the list again.

Set-up complete, the home page displays four buttons: Travel Expenses, Currency Converter, Translator, and Quick Add. A summary of the last expense is also shown on the main screen for convenience. The quick add function allows fast expense entry, and goes straight to the entry page of the last trip.

Travel Expenses is the heart of the app, and the Travel Expenses page contains an artfully designed scrolling list of all trips ordered by date by default. The order of trips and expense items can be customized.

The user may substitute any photo or graphic for the generic icon displayed with each travel expense listing, which includes the trip’s label (i.e. the country or city), the description of the expense (e.g. work, personal, etc.), the date and the total amount of all expenses, automatically converted to the user’s home currency.

Selecting any entry brings up an itemized listing of each individual expense for that particular trip. When entering an expense in the local currency the user may enter a description, and choose a predefined category. Included, with appropriate icons, are: Transportation (Flight), Cash Withdrawal, Taxi, Local Transportation, Hotel, Camping, Fuel, Road Tolls, Souvenirs, Food & Drink, Treatment (Hospital), Shopping, Entertainment, Additional Fees, and Other.

Sums are entered using the built-in, multi-function calculator.

Both the trips and the expenses scrolling list is fully editable, and displays individual expenses in both local and home currencies, plus the date and description.

The currency converter function features side-by-side odometer displays for going from any one of 156 currencies to another. The large entry keypad also includes a calculator function. Results are displayed in the dual odometer highlight window with the currency listing. For example, entering 1,555 displays “Japanese Yen – 1,555 JPY” on the left cylinder, and “US Dollars – 20.202 USD” on the right.

You can quickly change the direction of the conversion by tapping the arrow button situated in the center of the odometer display.

The translator function employs two text fields, each with a labeled flag beside it. The user selects his native language/flag and enters the word or phrase to be translated in the text field. The translator supports copy and paste functionality, allowing translation of eMails or web content. Selecting any of 51 languages displays the translation in red type in the second text field.

Feature Highlights:

Retina Display Ready – for both the iPhone and the new iPad

Universal app – get it once and run it at full resolution on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad

App Data Sharing – export your trips and expenses via eMail and import them to another iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running my Travel Assistant

Analytics view on the iPad version, showing on what types of services is the most money spent

Appealing, user friendly interface with Retina Display support (high resolution)

Easy-to-use expense management at home and abroad – no matter what foreign currencies have been used – even if multiple currencies have been used during the same travel

Organize expenses by topic for specific categories, trips or projects

Easily edit, reorder or delete trips and entries

Use custom photos as trip thumbnails (take photos or load images from your photos library)

Automatic conversion between the type of currency paid and the user’s native currency

Share expenses via in-app, eMail function as a nicely formatted table and as CSV attachment; The csv file can then be loaded into spreadsheet applications for further processing

Universal currency converter supporting 156 currencies

Translate words and phrases between 51 languages, with “copy and paste” support

Built-in Calculator

Auto-refresh of exchange rates (can be disabled in the Settings menu if you’d rather like to manually refresh the rates)

Works offline
Online connection is not required – the only exception being the built-in translator. In this case the app relies on previously fetched currency rates.

Expenses stored in both the local and converted, home currencies

The word and phrase translator supports the following 51 languages: English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Galician, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh and Yiddish.

my Travel Assistant’s currency converter and expense tracker supports 156 currencies and precious metals. Excerpt: US Dollars, Euro, UK Pounds, Australia Dollars, Canada Dollars, Japan Yen, Albania Lek, Algeria Dinars, Arab Emirates Dirhams, Argentina Pesos, Bahamas Dollars, Bahrain Dinars, Barbados Dollars,Belarus Rubles, Bermuda Dollars, Brazil Reals, Brunei Dollars, Bulgaria Leva, Chile Pesos, China Yuan Renminbi, Colombia Pesos, Croatia Kuna, Czech Koruna, Denmark Kroner, Egypt Pounds, Estonia Krooni, Fiji Dollars, Hong Kong Dollars, Hungarian Forint, Iceland Kronur, Indian Rupees, Indonesia Rupiahs, Iraq Dinars, Israel New Shekels, Kenya Shillings, South Korea Won, Kuwait Dinars, Malaysia Ringgits, Mauritius Rupees, Mexico Nuevo Pesos, Morocco Dirhams, New Zealand Dollars, Norway Kroner, Peru Nuevos Soles, Philippines Pesos, Poland Zlotych, Russia Rubles, Saudi Arabia Riyals, Singapore Dollars, South Africa Rands, Sri Lanka Rupees, Swedish Krona, Swiss Francs, Taiwan Dollars, Thailand Baht, Tunisia Dinars, Turkey Lira, Venezuela Bolivares Fuertes, Zambian Kwacha, and more (see for the full listing).

Device Requirements:

iPhone, iPod touch or iPad – at native resolution

iOS 5.0 or later

12.7 MB

Languages: English, German, Hungarian

Pricing and Availability:

my Travel Assistant is $ 2.99 and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. Review copies are available upon request.

About the Gamma Project

Based in Budapest, Hungary, the Gamma Project team is a small independent software company founded by Karoly Nyisztor. With their strong blend of design and development skills, Gamma’s passion is to craft quality 3D games and applications for the iPhone. Copyright (C) 2004-2012 Gamma Project. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Savanna East Africa Signs LOI to Acquire Algae International Group

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 25, 2012

Savanna East Africa, Inc. announced today it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire Algae International Group, Inc. (AIGI) a private Nevada Corporation that’s business plan is to produce high grade Biofuel from Algae. The LOI is a non-binding agreement allocating an exclusive period for the parties to negotiate towards a definitive transaction terms.

AIGI has developed a new generation of biodiesel feedstock that will minimize pressure on food supplies, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency. The company expects to participate in a larger partnership to acquire an initial interest in an intense biofuel manufacturing operation adjacent to a fuel cell and wastewater treatment facility California.

AIGI is working to develop an ongoing symbiotic relationship with fuel cell locations across California. AIGI is dedicated to the development and manufacture of advanced biofuels using algae cultivation adjacent to waste water and fuel cell facilities to capitalize on free methane, carbon dioxide, nitrates and phosphates for the exploitation of advanced alternative fuel energy technologies.

The plan to acquire AIGI is the first step in an overall plan to reposition Savanna East Africa for renewed growth. The Company will release further updates as plans progress.

The transaction is represented by Regus Advisors Inc., a private global Investment Banking firm that provides strategic and financial advisory services to private and public companies to include; structure, documentation, financing and exit strategies as well as listing on domestic or foreign exchanges

For more information please contact Regus President, Mervyn Price mprice(at)regusadvisors(dot)com.

About Algae International Group Inc.

Algae International Group Inc. (AIGI) is a development stage renewable energy company that is seeking to develop Biofuel from Algae utilizing a Trademark process of InSym that combines; methane, CO2, fuel cells, nitrates, phosphates, sunlight and a specialized press to remove biomass and create HRD and HRJ fuel. For more info visit

About Regus Advisors Inc:

Regus Advisors is a private global Investment Banking firm that provides strategic and financial advisory services to private and public companies to include; structure, documentation, financing and exit strategies as well as listing on domestic or foreign exchanges. Regus Advisors is not a FINRA/FSA licensed broker/dealer and does not buy/sell securities.

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Crystorama to Accent Styling Innovation During Dallas International Lighting Market

(PRWEB) June 15, 2012

Crystorama, one of the nations leading providers of decorative lighting, will debut the latest innovations in lighting design during the Dallas International Lighting Market in June, featuring extensive new additions closely attuned to the latest consumer buying trends. Headlining the companys ever-expanding collections are extensive additions to its popular Solaris line.

Consumers are more than ready to invest in stylish new additions for their homes given that we provide our retail partners with compelling offerings for a great variety of home d

UMT International Displays New Innovative Products at the 2012 American Superyacht Forum

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

Last week, 180 industry professionals involved in the superyacht industry gathered in the home of the American marine industry, Fort Lauderdale, for the 10th anniversary of the American Superyacht Forum. This important meeting culminated in leading discussion from expert speakers, audience debate, technical innovations and a gathering of valuable contacts over three days of social networking events.

UMT International discussed their signature line of carbon fiber boarding stairs, davit and chocks as well as their service division as a guest speaker during the Technical Innovation Presentations.

The UMT International carbon fiber boarding stairs were re-designed for 2013 with additional stability and durability. These lightweight boarding stairs offer the advantage of durability and stability, but with less than half the weight of standard aluminum boarding stairs. The composite boarding stairs, because they are so light, allow for the stairs to be easily detached from the hull and placed on board and stowed.

This year, UMT introduced the new LG Davit line with telescoping hydraulic systems. The LG Davits are available with 1200 and 1500lb capacities with custom color and graphics options. The LG davit is available with hydraulic retractable boom cable and hydraulic rotation.

The UMT Service Team is comprised of a fleet of mobile trucks based in Fort Lauderdale and this division carries out installations and service of chocks, boarding stairs, railings and repairs on-board visiting yachts. UMT works on fittings of every type and description and UMT Internationals primary focus in South Florida is assisting visiting yachts that require service on davits and lifting systems where time is of the essence.

About UMT International:

UMT International is a leading marine manufacturer of yacht davits & cranes, chocks/cradles, boarding equipment, stainless steel marine accessories and custom metal fabrication for the marine industry. Captains, yacht owners, marinas and yards as well as yacht manufacturers have trusted UMT International for over 20 years with their marine product needs. European craftsmanship, innovative design and superior service have made UMT International a leading resource to the marine industry.

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School Choice International Announces Acquisition of Dwellworks Education Advising Services

White Plains, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2012

School Choice International (SCI), the leading global educational consulting service provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Education Advising Services (EAS) division of Dwellworks, LLC.

Marine Corps Chapel Honored with Prestigious International Interior Design Award

Quantico, Virginia (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

For masterful execution, near perfect detailing, and a wonderful integration between the interior and exterior architecture, the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel in Quantico, Virginia has been honored with a BESTaward by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Rocky Mountain Chapter. Designed by Fentress Architects, the non-denominational Chapel is a space defined by simplicity, serenity, and purity of form and materials. The project expresses the concept of a canopied field chapel, providing a seamless transition of natural materials from exterior to interior.

Design for People Completed in 2009, the 2,276 square-foot Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel enables friends and families to honor the sacrifices of fallen heroes and loved ones, or host events and ceremonies that look to the future. Expansive glass walls, etched with text expressing time-tested Marine Corps ideals, are framed by natural fieldstone and timber columns to establish a seamless relationship with nature. The chapels location offers a commanding hilltop view of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, while chapel and museum are physically linked by a network of intricately landscaped trails through Semper Fidelis Memorial Park. The connection alludes to the Corps motto of Semper Fi, or Always Faithful.

Aspects of the Chapel are intended to speak a soldiers language, with rectangular wood and stone pews that reference ammo boxes, and a sharply defined slate roof that evokes a humble tarp. The ceilings open-truss natural timber structure features exposed diagonal wood decking illuminated by soft indirect lighting that becomes a singular design element.

Sustainability The Chapel was designed to meet standards for LEED Silver certification. The design includes a geothermal HVAC system and a mechanical system that service a large, glass-walled space. This was achieved with a hidden under-floor air distribution delivery system for energy efficiency and comfort.

Outside Influencers Two outside influences were vital to the successful development of the Chapels design. The Heritage Foundation, which was the direct client, endorsed the metaphor of a field combat zone chapel as an important aspect of not only the development of the architectural expression, but also as an opportunity for the building to tell the story of the Marine Corps. Secondly, the Timothy Day Foundation, founded by Tim Day, a former Marine Captain and successful businessman, was a major donor and heavily involved in reviews of the final development of design. These two Foundations not only allowed for a seamless design process, but also contributed to achieving the design teams goal of capturing the essence of the Marines.

Project Fast Facts

Project Completion: September 2009

Primary Materials: Timber, glass, stone

Size of Building: 2,276 square feet

Project Team

Architect: Fentress Architects

General Contractor: Forrester Construction

Electrical Engineer: Hankins & Anderson

Structural Engineer: Ammann + Whitney

Civil Engineer: Patton Harris Rust & Associates

For more information on the 2012 IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter Awards, please visit

IIDA, with respect for past accomplishments of Interior Design leaders, strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. The Association provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals impact on the health, safety, well being and virtual soul of the public, balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices. IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences.

Fentress Architects is a global design firm that passionately pursues the creation of sustainable and iconic architecture. Together with their clients, Fentress creates inspired design to improve the human environment. Founded by Curtis Fentress in 1980, the firm has designed US$ 26 billion of architectural projects worldwide, visited by over 300 million people each year. Fentress is a dynamic learning organization, driven to grow its ability to design, innovate and exceed client expectations. The firm has been honored with more than 385 distinctions for design excellence and innovation, and in 2010, Curtis Fentress was recognized by the American Institute of Architects with the most prestigious award for public architecture, the Thomas Jefferson Award. Fentress has studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Jose, California; Washington, D.C.; and London, U.K.

Please contact Angela Potrykus at 303.282.6192 or potrykus(at)fentressarchitects(dot)com for more information or images.

NewSchool of Architecture and Design Team Wins First Place at International Competition

San Diego (PRWEB) May 11, 2012

A NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) team won the MCM Group Mock Firms International Skyscraper Award, the highest honor in the international 2012 Mock Firms Competition collegiate division held in Chicago May 34. The undergraduate team, which also won the titles of Top Sustainable Mock Firm and Top Architecture Mock Firm, was among six finalist teams in the competitions college division, formally called the International Skyscraper division. The finalists also included a second NSAD team composed of graduate students.

The fourth annual Mock Firms Competition was held by Chicago Architecture Today, an LLC online publication reporting on architecture in Chicago and beyond. The winning team members, who named their mock firm Capsule Architecture Lab, are all undergraduate students in NSADs Bachelor of Architecture program: Monika Banakaite, Wilfred Briones, Brandon Nash, Lam Thanh Nguyen and Carlos Sandoval. The groups NSAD faculty mentor was Raul Diaz, an associate with Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects. As the overall winner of the competition, the student team receives a $ 1,000 prize sponsored by the MCM Group International, an award-winning studio of planners and architects that has developed more than 2,000 projects around the world. Their primary practice areas include sustainable design, leisure and tourism and cultural and heritage projects.

The other NSAD finalist team, SALT (Sustainable: Architecture: Landscape: Technology), was made up of graduate students in the Master of Architecture program: Ann Capinguian, Kevin Colbert, Daniel Kwak and Rodrigo Villalon. The groups NSAD faculty mentor was Daniela Deutsch of the architecture firm exitecture.

We are proud of our two student teams that demonstrated as finalists the quality and professionalism that we encourage in all our students, said NSAD President Steve Altman. At NSAD we have made global experience part of our mission. This competition, with its focus on a hypothetical project in China, was an opportunity for our students to show how they can successfully apply their technical and creative backgrounds at an international level.

The competition, which includes a separate category for secondary school students, provides students with practice in creating and participating in a simulated architectural design firm in preparation for the work environment. Other finalist teams at the collegiate level were from Cornell University, Drexel University, Higher Technical School of Architecture (Spain), and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. NSAD was the only school in this years college competition with more than one team represented in the finals.

For the competition, the collegiate teams developed a mock design/build firm and prepared a project proposal for a skyscraper based on the competitions theme of versatility, which was defined as varied building uses and adaptability. The site of the conceptual project was Beijing, China. During the final competition, teams pitched their design concepts directly to some of the industrys leading design/build professionals to receive immediate feedback and critique. The collegiate teams competed in the categories of marketing, construction, organization, engineering, architecture and sustainability, in addition to the top overall mock firm.

About NewSchool of Architecture and Design

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD), founded in 1980, is located in San Diego, California. NSAD is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. NSADs Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Executive Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NSAD also offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, a Master of Landscape Architecture, a Master of Construction Management and a Master of Science in Architecture. NSAD was ranked among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western United States, according to the DesignIntelligence report Americas Best Architecture & Design Schools 2012. For more information, visit

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