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Toshiba Executes Strategic Alliance Agreement and Invests in Counter-Drone Security Company Fortem Technologies, Inc.

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, the Toshiba Group company specializing in the global infrastructure business (hereinafter Toshiba), has entered into a strategic business alliance with Fortem Technologies, Inc. (hereafter Fortem), and invested 15 million USD in the company. Fortem is a technology leader in counter-drone security and Toshiba, through the alliance, aims to expand its radar-based security solutions business.

Based in Utah, US, Fortem is a drone security company that has grown rapidly in recent years by supplying leading counter-drone systems, notably highly accurate small drone detection radars that are easily installed, and autonomous drones that can capture rogue drones in a net.

“Toshiba is a world-renowned technical and sales powerhouse,” said Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem. “We are very pleased to announce this alliance to accelerate the delivery of solutions to our customers that combine the disruptive innovation of our AI-enabled Fortem SkyDome System with the depth of Toshiba’s commercial drone RF detection expertise and advanced radar technology. This partnership brings added confidence to security professionals who must secure the airspace above their venues, campuses and metro regions.”

Toshiba has already commercialized a drone detection system that plots incoming direction and altitude from radio waves emitted by the drone in flight. ​Toshiba is also strengthening its drone security business through research and development of related products.

The alliance will integrate Toshiba and Fortem’s highly complementary systems to realize more effective, multi-layered counter-drone solutions and services, and expand sales in Japan and the US, and in promising overseas markets, including those of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, with mutual access to each other’s sales network.

Masaki Haruyama, Vice President of Toshiba said, “We are excited to partner with Fortem, a pioneering counter-drone solution provider with proven detection system and unique and highly effective interception system. Toshiba has a long history of providing leading technologies of radars. With the perfectly complementary technologies and products of the two companies, we are confident that we can become a global top-tier player in a rapidly growing market, and contribute a safer, more reliable facilities.

Going forward, Toshiba will contribute to ensuring infrastructure security through the alliance with Fortem, by responding to the growing need to prevent damage caused by suspicious drones at airports and other critical facilities, stadiums and other large venues, and private properties around the world. Toshiba aims to win annual sales of 30 billion JPY in the counter-drone security business by FY2030.

About Fortem Technologies, Inc.
1.      Founded: 2016
2.      Representative: Timothy Bean
3.      Headquarters: Utah, the United States
4.      Employees: Over 100 people
5.      Business: Counter-drone security products and services

Chezia Thompson Cager Strand, DA, Presented with the Albert Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

    BALTIMORE, MD, March 31, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Chezia Thompson Cager Strand, DA, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. A renaissance women who is an accomplished listee, Dr. Strand celebrates many years’ of experience in her diverse professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities in different areas and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her fields of expertise. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Strand has excelled at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) as a professor of language, literature and culture since 1994, the poet director of Spectrum of Poet Fire reading and publication series since 1999 and a faculty advisor for the award winning student poetry journal FIRE. She produced four audio compact discs with the most recent being “KERQ: Live from Mississippi.” Directing Jean Toomer’s 1923 CANE and other works at the Mildred E. Bastian Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, she continued to develop her belief in the Poetry/Theater connection which she acquired from writers Langston Hughes, Kamau Braithwaite and Wole Soyinka. She expanded her expertise at Smith College’s Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts with an extraordinary production of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls…” featuring formally omitted poems, an original music score and original choreography and “An Evening with Rosalind Cash” starring Hollywood star Rosalind Cash. At the University of Maryland Baltimore County she wrote new poems and ritual plays and directed the American premier of Edward Kamau Braithwaite’s “Middle Passage” with a staged landscape featuring Howard University genius Ed Love’s giant sculptures. Dr. Strand also conducted consulting work for the Baltimore City Public Schools Multicultural Initiative and the African American Newspapers Archives and Research Center. The Sankofa Children’s Museum 2020 publication of her “African Alphabet and Proverbs book” continues that work for children.

As a renowned poet and writer, Dr. Strand’s works have been included in numerous poetry journals and anthologies; including “Stand-(England),” “Moving Beyond Boundaries: International Dimensions of Black Women’s Writing Vol.1,” “Earl Lovelace –Dictionary of Literary Biography of 20th Century Caribbean & Black African Writers, “Mythium” and “From Totems to Hip Hop.” As an editor she has used the Diva Squad series to introduce new diverse poets to classroom workshops; the most recent of which is “When DIVAS Speak in Tongues” in 2018 written in 3 indigenous languages. She won the Artscape Poetry Award in 1996 for Power Objects while contributing to numerous scholarly journals throughout the course of her academic career. As guest editor in 2011 for Black Magnolias she organized a ground breaking issue on the relationship of Native American and African American literature & Culture.

As a former artist in residence at Albany Georgia State College and in the Theatre and Black Cultural Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Strand worked as a site reviewer for the Expansion Arts Program and the National Endowment of the Arts. Active as an early coordinator of the reading and writing workshops at the Saint Louis Public Library, she served as a freelance cultural reviewer for PROUD, The St. Louis American Newspaper, The Pittsburgh Courier, and other local publications. She also served on the board of directors of Maryland Art Place and the Baltimore Writer’s Alliance.

Dr. Stand is an alumnus of Washington University in St. Louis, from which she earned a bachelor’s degree in 1973 and a master’s degree in 1975. Accepted into Carnegie-Mellon University, she obtained a doctorate degree in 1984. She also holds certifications in curriculum design in the areas of language, literature and culture from Washington University and Carnegie-Mellon University. Her multicultural interests warranted her membership in the Langston Hughes Society, American Indian Association, The Modern Language Association, The Academy of American Poets and the College Language Association.

Among her awards, Dr. Strand won the 1996 Artscape Poetry Competition who published Power Objects. She additionally accepted Individual Artist Awards in Poetry from Maryland State Arts Council in 1999 and 2001, a Poetry Legacy Award from the People’s Poetry Awards in 2005, and a Distinguished Black Marylander Award in the Arts from Towson University in 2000. She was honored as a finalist for the 2002 Naomi Madget Long Poetry Award from Lotus Press and several other journals, secured a grant to study with Ismael Reed at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and with the director at Bread Loaf in 2002. Dr. Strand has been featured in the 25th and 26th editions of Who’s Who of American Women.

Her work as a curator includes “Phenomenology,” “The Eye of Carl Clark Photographer” at MAP, “Through the Fire to the Limit: African American Artists in Maryland,” “Faces of the Real and the Imaginary,” Power Objects in the Here and the Now,” “Landscapes of the Mind and Beyond,” in the Maryland Governor’s Residence, and “Playing in the Dark Tower: Images from the Black Literary Landscape. Dr. Strand’s recent work as a visual artist includes her fiber art in “We Choose” at the Frederick Douglas/Issac Myers Museum in 2019.

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James Stewart Honored for Excellence as Head of The Stewart Group

    ST. AUGUSTINE, FL, March 31, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — James Stewart has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

James H. Stewart, who has served as the president and managing director of The Stewart Group since 1988, has built an accomplished career in his field of health care and pharmaceuticals as a leader with a lifelong desire to help others.

A native of Boston, Mr. Stewart knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in health care, seeing it as a great opportunity to better people’s lives. He became motivated to become a pharmacist, specifically, while in high school by Joseph Moses Port, a renowned pharmacist who served as a significant influence in his life. With personal dedication and the support of his family, he attended the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1964, after which he became a registered pharmacist.

Mr. Stewart began his career as a practicing pharmacist throughout Massachusetts, lending his expertise and compassion to various practice sites between 1964 and 1974—he even owned a pharmacy during this time. He then shifted gears and became the Director of Professional Relations at Pilgrim Health Applications for four years, from 1974 to 1978, before advancing as an administrator in the role of Executive Director at the Massachusetts State Pharmaceutical Association from 1978 to 1984. In this position, he was responsible for all aspects of the organization’s business, which included administering insurance programs and being the registered lobbyist. In 1984, Mr. Stewart was recruited by Syntex Laboratories, Inc. in Palo Alto, California, to lead as Manager of Industry Affairs, a newly created department whose mission was to develop new business opportunities in the booming Managed Healthcare marketplace.

In the midst of heading the new department at Syntex, Mr. Stewart bolstered his executive skills by earning a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in 1988. The degree would serve him well as he embarked on the next stage of his career—starting his own company. Creating and building The Stewart Group, an executive search firm in pharmaceuticals and medical businesses, Mr. Stewart noted, was the highlight of his career. The company, which was initially based on the West Coast, relocated to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and became incorporated as The Stewart Search Group, Inc., while doing business as The Stewart Group, in 1992. Over the years, the firm has expanded, and now specializes in health care, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, managed care, medical, consumer, information technology, and recruitment, among other areas.

In addition to his primary responsibilities, Mr. Stewart was active as a member of the capital budget committee in the town of Marshfield in Massachusetts from 1980 to 1983, the advisory board for the School of Business at the University of Southern California from 1984 to 1988, and has held numerous volunteer positions at associations and other organizations. He has found success as a writer and editor as a former member of the Edition Board at U.S. Pharmacist Magazine and the publisher of several articles over the years. Mr. Stewart has also kept abreast of advances within his field as a Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries and a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the California Pharmaceutical Association, the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals, and the California Association of Personnel Consultants. He is also active as a district deputy within the Knights of Columbus.

In his spare time, Mr. Stewart enjoys playing golf and tennis, and spending time with his family, which consists of his wife of more than 50 years, Linda, four children, and seven grandchildren.

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Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Limited Eudemon Bahamut Released

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For players unfamiliar with Eudemons Online, it is a MMORPG set in the mythic fantasy world of Cronus. Players pick from one of 7 classes: Warrior, Mage, Paladin, Vampire, Necromancer, Shadow Knight and Elf Ranger, allowing players access to a wealth of skills and unique Eudemons to help on their quest.

Eudemons, as the game is named for, refer to the robust pet system that allows players to hatch, evolve, train, and enter battle with over 100 different Eudemons, bringing up to three into battle at one time.

The game gives experience at lightning speed, making it possible to reach level 20 in only 15 minutes of game play just by grinding some of the low level enemies. One of the other features of Eudemons Online are the PvP mechanics, which span from player vs. player dueling and open world player kill to all-out legion wars and PvP tournaments.

(How to Claim Gift Pack: Step 1: Copy the Gift Pack Code down below. Step 2: Download Eudemons Online and choose your favorite server. Step 3: Find ‘Hot Event’ in the game and enter your Gift Pack Code, and then you may claim your pack from Lorraine (Prize Legate) in the market.)

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HappyNest Continues Nationwide Growth with Expansion to Indiana and Additional Counties in Virginia and Texas

“With individuals and businesses alike looking to save time and money, the demand for HappyNest pickup and delivery laundry services has soared over the last year in particular,” said John MacKrell, CEO and founder of HappyNest. “We are excited to onboard Indiana, and continue to expand throughout Virginia and Texas, on track to quickly roll out HappyNest to the rest of the U.S.”

The HappyNest app allows individuals to schedule regular, next-day laundry pickup and delivery or as-needed service. After leaving your laundry bag out for pickup at your designated location, clothes, bedding, and any other dirty laundry is washed, dried, folded, and delivered back to you the next day. Laundry-heavy businesses like Airbnb vacation rentals, hotels, restaurants, medical facilities, health clubs, and spas are saving time and money outsourcing with HappyNest in their area.

HappyNest service in Northwest Indiana is provided by two locations of Premier Laundry Solutions, operated by David Gramke. As a single father who knows laundry personally and professionally, he has added the pickup and delivery service to keep his laundry business at the forefront of the industry.

Pickup and delivery laundry service in Prince William County Virginia is provided by SuperSuds in Woodbridge. Owner Bob Schwartz has been operating multiple laundromat locations with drop-off and curbside service, but is adding the HappyNest pickup and delivery service due to demand.

HappyNest in Houston is provided by EZZ Washateria, owned and operated by Joe Cappaso since 2020. The facility has 30 energy efficient washers and 20 dryers in its 2,800 square foot facility. Long commutes in the area that are leaving people strapped for time are driving the requests for pickup and delivery service.

Individuals and businesses interested in offloading their laundry can use the HappyNest app to easily sign up and schedule the next-day service at: https://www.happynest.com/sb/signup/.

Laundromat owners interested in boosting their business by adding or increasing pickup and delivery services via HappyNest can learn more at:


https://www.happynest.com/partner-portal/.

About HappyNest


HappyNest is a convenient, cost-effective, eco-friendly, and fast pickup and delivery laundry service sweeping the U.S. The company’s mobile app links consumers to reputable area laundromats for on-demand, customizable, next-day service. With the decline in the laundry services market due to the economic slowdown, HappyNest is giving new life to laundromat owners and their highly efficient washers and dryers that use 40% less energy than household appliances that would otherwise sit idle. HappyNest is a no brainer for individuals who would rather spend time otherwise and for busy employees working in laundry-heavy businesses. Check availability in your area at www.happynest.com or call 855-335-9274. Follow on LinkedIn.

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